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REPORTER' NOTRBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: A fat paunch never bred a subtle mind, according to an anonymous Greek writer of long ago. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 431, St. Paulinus, reputed to be the inventor of bells, died and was buried beneath the bells of St. Felix Church in Nola, Italy . . . In 1746, the Battle of Morat was fought in Switzerland between the Swiss and the forces of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Each side had about 30,000 troops. Not a single Burgundian and very few of the Swiss survived . . . In 1910, Count Zeppelin started the first airship passenger service between Friedrichshafen and Dusseldorf, a distance of 300 miles. The first airship was called Deutchland . . . In 1937, Joe Louis became heavyweight boxing champion of the world by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round at Comiskey Park in Chicago. . . .

Would Toupee Help?

Although I am not enthralled

To hear, "Mister, you are bald,"

I'd rather hear that than the one:

"You look younger with your hat on."

-- Walter S. Slon

HONEST GUY -- Cheektowaga police have commended Thomas M. Doster, an employee at the Consumer Beverage store, 1250 French Road, who turned in a wallet with $914 left on the premises Monday. The wallet and its contents were returned to its owner, a Cheektowaga man whom police did not identify. . . .

BIG REUNION -- The Salamanca Central High School Alumni Association will hold its 41st annual reunion July 14 at the Holiday Valley Clubhouse Chalet in Ellicottville. A social hour is planned for 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing to the music of Jack Harter (class of 1946) and his Mood Men. The class of 1940 will be honored on its 50th anniversary. All graduates prior to and including the class of 1930 will be guests of the association and entitled to a free dinner.

Chairing the event this year is Elsie Jane Christman Bushnell, president of the class of 1939. She is well known in Western New York for her many years of service as Civil Defense director for Cattaraugus County. She is now retired. . . .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- The American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter needs Service to Military Families night worker volunteers who are willing to handle phone calls from their homes two to four nights a month. They will handle emergency communications between service people and their families and verify information for military emergency leave requests.

A four-hour training program will be given to the volunteers. For more information, call the Red Cross at 886-7500, extension 221. . . .

THE GOW SCHOOL in South Wales and its retiring headmaster, David W. Gow, are featured in the premiere issue of a national magazine, Healthy Man. The article highlights the school's work with youngsters who have dyslexia, a learning disability that makes acquiring language skills difficult.

President Bush recently wrote to Gow, recognizing his 43 years on the faculty of the world's first college preparatory school for dyslexic boys. . . .

HAM TEST SET -- Certified volunteer examiners of the Niagara Frontier amateur radio clubs will hold a license exam session at 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the Amherst Audubon Library, 350 JJ Audubon Parkway, West Amherst. For more information, call Jim Collier at 688-8293. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Lois Hauptmann Phillips, Kathy Everett, Diana Pastore, Amy Wienclawski, Rose Ziemianski, Ronald Nowak, Richard Nowak, Evelyn Zellar, Linda M. Nowak, Mary G. Catanzaro, Cheyrel J. Coles, Colleen Gavin O'Brien, Danny Brown, Allyson Walsh Fay, Jeffrey Tomasik, Wayne Krolo, David Rozewicz, Timmy Foran, Karen Mason, Robert F. Gavin, Bobby Wertman, Mike Dolce, Kim M. Jackson.

AND SATURDAY -- Nancy Mueller, Linda Durka, Chuck Erckert, Beverly Ballantyne, Jane Badowski, Dan McNamara, Jan Miller, Marian Krohn, Marie Ritchie, Richard Landsman, Margaret Rittling, Michele DiStefano, Leslie J. Howard, Dale Rosser, Victor Vaccaro, Carrie Walker, Frank Sholtez, Audrey Jasinski, Dottie Kenney, Peter R. Ross, Ray Gutowski.

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