OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Sally Kempton, "It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1667, author John Milton signed a contract disposing of the copyright of his "Paradise Lost" to Samuel Simmons, a London publisher, for five pounds and five pounds more when 1,300 copies of the first edition were sold . . . In 1791, American artist and inventor Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the man for whom the Morse Code is named, was born at Charlestown, Mass. . . . In 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States, was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio . . . In 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author and philosopher who began his career as a Unitarian parson, died at Concord, Mass., from the effects of a cold caught while attending the funeral of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow . . . In 1947, more than 58,000 baseball fans in Yankee Stadium gave a thunderous standing ovation to George Herman "Babe" Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, who was seriously ill and could only speak in a whisper. . . .
He now knows why his son
Is called a "spitting image,"
After an attempt to feed the infant
Cereal or pureed spinach.
-- Rose A. LaJudice
APPRECIATION -- A party to show appreciation for Charles Rosenow, who is stepping down as president of the Buffalo Enterprise Development Corporation, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Pettibones Grille at Pilot Field. Tickets will be available at the door or can be obtained by calling Betty Eagan at 842-3020.
Rosenow's last day on the job is Friday. He became president of the agency eight years ago. . . .
FOUR SCORE PLUS -- Fifteen members of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kenmore, who are 85 years of age or older will be honored during a dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday in the church, 576 Delaware Road.
The Rev. John A. Califano, the pastor, said the honorees have "contributed significantly through their time, talent and treasure" to their church community, and their continuing dedication and commitment makes them "role models for other parishioners." . . .
FREE DUDS -- Lighthouse Inter-Denominational Ministries will sponsor a clothing giveaway for needy people from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Greater New Hope Church of God in Christ, 407 Jefferson Ave. People who wish to donate clothing for the giveaway should contact Howard Young at 744-0403 or Nealand Lewis at 690-2749. . . .
LUNCHEON SET -- "You'd be surprised how many of us are left," Anita Sanucci of Buffalo wrote Olaf in a letter to promote a semiannual luncheon for members of the Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1946 to be held at noon May 4 in Jimrickys Bar & Bistro, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Classmates who have not been contacted can call her at 877-8518, Evelyn Martinez Giarraffa at 835-3772 or Carol Maul Smith at 634-3550. . . .
VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a study about the onset, intensity and duration of recurrent oral ulcers -- canker sores -- by the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry and Erie County Medical Center.
Persons selected must be between 18 and 65 years old and in good general health but with a history of canker sores. They will be required to report to Squire Hall at UB's Main Street Campus or the medical center for three brief visits during the two-month study. They will be required to keep a diary of canker-sore activity. Participants will be reimbursed $50 upon completion of the study. For information, call 829-3850 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Patrick Michael Smith, Joan Olszowka, Jean Hoier, Michelle Benzo, Christine Bratos, Gary Greenway, Romont C. Thompson, Mary E. Willis, Maryann Nowak, Orville Lehsten, Sophie Dunbar, Melany Beyer, Ray Nogt, Leon Ciaciuch, Brandon Hayes, Joeed Morrow, Rene Roy, Nicole Maciejewski, Wayne Grimaldi, Terrence Sember, Mae Ruskin, Mary Jane Kane, Donald Hoisek, Al Asrouch, Andrea MaGuder, Antoinette Campanella, Jenna O'Neill, Mark Weimer, Danny Mackey, Bernice B. Zablocki, Donna Goral, Al Ward Jr., Margaret Redden, Jackie Newton.