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REPORTERS NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to a Chinese proverb, two good talkers are not worth one good listener. . . .

ON THIS DATE -- In 1662, St. Francis, the saint who watches over writers and journalists, died in Switzerland. He asked that his body "be given to the Theatre of Anatomy to be dissected" . . . In 1820, Britain's King George III died insane in Windsor Castle, ending a reign that had covered both the American and French revolutions . . . In 1843, William McKinley, who became the 25th president of the United States, was born in Niles, Ohio . . . In 1900, the American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia . . . In 1936, the first members of baseball's Hall of Fame -- Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner and Babe Ruth -- were named in Cooperstown . . . In 1963, poet Robert Frost died in Boston. . . .

HOSTS NEEDED -- Buffalo State College is seeking area residents willing to open their homes to members of the Schlierbacher Chamber Orchestra from Heidelberg, West Germany. The orchestra, which will play March 12 and 13, will arrive March 10 and will require lodging for four nights.

Hosts will be asked to serve breakfast and dinner and drive their guests to their appointments or, at least, direct them to public transportation. Anyone interested in serving as host for one of the 28 visitors needing accommodations should contact Dr. James F. Mabry III, professor of music, at 878-6401 or 876-4125. . . .

NANCY ELARDO of Kenmore sends word that the Greater Kenmore Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present its Show-Glo "Sweetheart and Roses" at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Tickets include refreshments, dancing and open bar. For more information, call 835-3336. . . .
MESS ON DESK
The landscape takes my breath away

Each time I chance to look that way --

The mountains high, the valleys deep --

I see them even in my sleep.

What lies buried in them thar hills --

Veins of gold? No! Scraps, letters, bills.

Can I cope with this mad wonder

Papers that my desk is under?

-- Barb Aster
IS IT WORTH IT? -- On the wall of her office at Jim Doyle Ford, 3330 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda, Kathy Doyle, customer business manager, has framed a message that reads:

"A career woman has to look like a lady, act like a man and work like a dog." . . .

REUNION SET -- Robert E. VanWagoner of Apt. 304, 224 Crosswinds Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23320, reports that members of the Class of 1940 of the former DeVeaux Military School in Niagara Falls will meet June 2 on the campus and at a dinner. He said members of the classes from 1938 through 1942 are invited to join in the fun. His phone number is 804-436-2903. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Diane Amato, Robin Lynn Damude, Eddy Joseph, Tim Waz, Katie Gerner, Sarah Rush, Rose Gee, Jackie Samulski, Thomas E. Archer II, Christopher Smith, Susan Fowler, Tom A. Stuhler, Jack Caie, Chris Kasten, Barbara Christiano, Kim Raven, Raymond Richards, Susan Shaw, Daniel Syroczynski, Mary Pat O'Keefe, Kimberly Mitchell and Beverly Sikora.

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