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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: Poverty is what sticks to a man after all of his friends have left him. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1809, composer Franz Josef Hayden died in Vienna, Austria . . . In 1819, poet Walt Whitman was born in West Hill, N.Y. . . . In 1889, more than 2,000 people perished when a dam broke, sending a torrent of water rushing through Johnstown, Pa. . . . In 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for the popular election of U.S. senators, was declared in effect . . . In 1962, Adolf Eichmann, a former German Gestapo official, was hanged in Israel for his role in the Holocaust during World War II . . . In 1977, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline was completed . . . In 1983, Jack Dempsey, who was heavyweight boxing champ from 1919 to 1926, died at his home in New York at age 87. . . .

The Wanderer
Oh, dandelion you carefree weed,

Helter-skelter sending seed,

Carpeting your yellow glow,

Any place you care to go.

Yet offering tender greens of spring,

And heady wines to make us sing.

Oh, dandelion I must confess,

I like you though my lawn's a mess.

-- Agnes Grover
FINAL REMINDER -- Members of the St. Martin of Tours Grammar School graduating class of 1969 will hold a reunion at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. For more information or tickets, call P. Flanagan Barrett at 825-2537 or B. Putill King at 875-6114. . . .

JUDGES for the annual Countess and Princess Pulaski pageant at 1 p.m. Sunday will include Jane Kwiatkowski and Carl Herko of The Buffalo News, Howard G. Carpenter and Roman Borowyk.

The pageant and luncheon will be held in the courtyard of the Ramada Renaissance at 4243 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga across from Buffalo International Airport. Bee Carpenter, fashion expert and consultant, is the general coordinator of the pageant. . . .

BIG WINNER -- Ross J. Ely of Buffalo is one of two recipients of the first Pugh-Roberts Associates $5,000 prizes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Management, where he is a graduate student.

Ely, who received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Duke University, won the big bucks with a paper on strategies for "maximizing profits from technological innovation." . . .

BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE will offer a free graduate course on "Energized Teaching in a Social Context" July 17 to 28 for 30 teachers of grades 3 through 12 interested in the scientific and social impact of today's energy needs on tomorrow's world. Some travel stipends will be provided. Support for the course is being provided by New York State Electric and Gas Corp., New York Power Authority, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. and Rochester Gas and Electric Corp.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert E. Horvat, director, Energized Teaching Workshop, Dept. ESSE, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14222. . . .

REUNION NOTES -- The Class of 1949 from Holy Angels Collegiate Institute will hold a reunion June 15. For more information, call Dr. Joseph A. La Nasa at 634-1334 or Edward Gelia at 689-9050 . . . The Starpoint Class of 1964 is planning a reunion for July 22 in Pendleton. Teachers, faculty or friends of the class as well as members who have not been contacted can call Bette Sokolofsky Lennert at 625-9343 or Barb Pittler at 625-9387 for information. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Susan Elizabeth Catalano, Ellie Magrum, Diane Schieble, Mildred Burgett, Mary O'Sullivan, Fr. Berard Pulikoottil, Jennie Ross, Zac P. Ziemianski, Marie Schuster, Cindy Proctor, Danny Bierko, Colleen Micholzzak, Allie Drummer, Al Vingoe, Tom Saladyga, Liz Hemedenger, Theresa Penkalski, Loretta Lazazzero.

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