MANNERS & MORALS: Quiet!

When Mouth of the Creek, N.Y. decided to change its name to Fillmore (in honor of President Millard Fillmore) in 1850, it hoped big things might follow. They didn't. Last week Fillmore (pop. 500) was still nothing but a collection of weathered false-fronted buildings, some of which leaned heavily on their doughtier neighbors. But there was no denying that the town was 100 years older, and the citizens decided to have a centennial celebration anyhow. Their official slogan for the affair: "A Century of Rigor Mortis."

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