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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: There's an old Japanese adage that "the nail whose head sticks up gets hit." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 546 B.C., Thales, the earliest Greek philosopher and the prototype of the absent-minded thinker, died. He once fell down a well while walking along in a philosophical trance and, possibly because of the experience, came up with the bold proposition that everything in the universe was made out of water . . . In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, discoverer of the Hudson River, the Hudson Straits and Hudson's Bay, was set adrift with his young son in a small boat in Hudson's Bay by mutineering seamen from his ship Discovery. He was never seen again. . . .

ELISA M. ENO of Clarence will be among the contestants at the Mrs. New York America Pageant Saturday and Sunday in Poughkeepsie. The state pageant will select New York's representative to the internationally televised Mrs. America Pageant to be staged in Russia.

Mrs. Eno and her husband, David, have two children, Jacqueline, 6, and Daniel, 3 months. The Fosdick Masten High School graduate works occasionally as a model and says she enjoys dancing, gardening and interior decorating. . . .

BUMPER STICKER -- Seen on the back of a beat-up pickup truck going south on Washington Street: "The one with the most toys when he dies wins." . . .

Our Flag

Yonder she stands so big and proud,

Reaching up as if to touch a cloud,

Bursting with colors of red, white and blue

For all that you stand for I am so proud of you.

Nations bow when you pass in review,

They all know the respect this country has for you.

Keep on waving over the land of the free,

Keep it always a safe place for you and me.

-- Thomas Nicholas

ETHELYN KLEIN of Buffalo sent word that the 59th reunion of East High School class of 1931 will be held from noon to dusk Aug. 20 (a Monday) in the Friendship House at Ellicott Creek Park. She said adult friends and spouses are welcome to attend the reunion and asked that those who plan to attend bring a dish to share. Food will be served at 5 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available. . . .

ALICE SMITH BENZIN of West Seneca sent word that a "South Park High School, Class of 1943, Ladies Get-Together Luncheon" is being planned. For more information, call her at 674-1570 or Marge Schultz Dinkuhn at 825-4311. . . .

CLARE KRYSZAK sent a reminder that a big reunion is being planned for Aug. 17, 18 and 19 for the Frontier High School class of 1980 but that many of the 535 members of the class have not been contacted to tell them about it.

For more information, call her at 825-1956 or Lori Hoffman at 627-4826. . . .

KEN RUMMENIE of Buffalo reported seeing a sign in the back window of a car going north on Niagara Falls Boulevard last Saturday that read: "Transporting Wedding Cake." . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Robert P. Hartmann Jr., Rich Shiah, Karen McCrohan, Arlene Stead, Jill Gilliland, Jamie Zielinski, Lydia Lickfeld, Ceil Miller, Joan Ebert, Robert Kalwecki, Michael Ballow, Bill Burt, Larry Czuprynski, Marian Kraus, Juliette Bienko, Leo Gorski, William Thomas, Sharon Brown, Ann Lorraine Orcutt, Diane Romanyak, Ashley Friedly, Violet Buckle, Lisa Anne Lauber, Walter Karek, Robert Caskey, Bill Daley.

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