OLAF FUB SEZ: Sixty is the time when one finds new ways to use what he already knows. . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse transmitted the words, "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore to formally open the nation's first telegraph line . . . In 1881, some 200 persons died when the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sank near London, Ont. . . . In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was opened to traffic . . . In 1935, the first Major League night baseball game was played in Cincinnati, with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 2 to 1 . . . In 1958, United Press International was formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service. . . .
NANCY HARRIS of Tonawanda, founder and executive director of the Language Development Program of Western New York, a school in Buffalo for children with speech and language handicaps, will receive a Distinguished Service Award from the National Council on Communicative Disorders Thursday night in the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. . . .
NEWLY ELECTED president of the Meals on Wheels of Buffalo & Erie County Board of Directors is James Bourne. Other officers include the first vice president, Manning Fogan II; second vice president, Dr. Marian Deutschman; third vice president, Anton G. Simon; treasurer, Carl Henzelman Jr.; assistant treasurer, Sylvia Caceres, and secretary, Edwin Wienckowski.
New members to the board of the non-profit voluntary agency established in 1969 to provide nutritious meals to the homebound elderly include W. Welling Adams, Nancy Blaschak, Jacquelyn Elias, Natalie Evans, Sister Judith Justinger, Marie Laehy, Leonard Lenihan, Karen Makowski, Nancy Mansfield, Patrick Martin, Robert Murphy, Montgomery Pooley, Donald Wiltberger and Charlotte Wolpin. . . .
JOHN G. PUTNAM JR. has been elected president of the Monday Quarterback Club for the 1989 football season. The 500-member club has a luncheon meeting in the Aud Club after every home game of the Buffalo Bills to review taped highlights and hear remarks by general manager Bill Polian and others.
Other officers include four vice presidents, William K. Heussler, Gail W. Parkinson, Louis L. Berger Jr. and Thomas P. Heine; treasurer, Raymond Ph. Weil, and the secretary, Polian. . . .
For better or for worse, Memories are like gold: They never change color And they never grow old.
-- Walter E. Bell
GOOD SPORTS -- Two men who are heated political rivals in North Buffalo will put their differences aside to aid a good cause at 2 p.m. on June 3 in the North Buffalo Community Center on Sanders Road. Delaware Council Member Al Coppola and his Republican challenger, Dan Ryan, will be teammates on the North Buffalo Kiwanis Club team in a game against the Silver Wheels wheelchair football club. Tickets for the game, which will benefit the Silver Wheels organization, are available for $2 at the Sample Store on Hertel Avenue. Coppola and Ryan have already been through one hard-fought election and plan another battle in the fall, but the two often work together on Kiwanis fund-raising projects. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Paddy Puehn, Bucky Ewing, Kevin Fitzgerald Sr., Michelle Wannemacher, Stella Skretny, Marc Rucker, Josephine Lillis, Michael P. Morseon, Marino Pupilli, Consuela Frisch, Jane Schiske, Linda Mackowiak, Dorothy Smolinski, Danielle Sansanese, Mary Schiller, Elvia Harrington, Mike Donaldson, Daniel Griffin, Carol Toepfer, Dave May, Matthew Wrona, Paulette Dearmyer, Debbie Parker, Beth Taylor, Lillian Brand, Karen Sieracki, Ernest Toepfer, Bob Donaghue, Dick Carroll, Theresa Schmelzinger, Stevie Dembinski Jr., John Metlak, Agnes Smith, Ken Kowal, Jess Casciano, Ashley Criscitiello.