OLAF FUB SEZ: According to a Latin proverb, "Who loves himself best need fear no rival." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1638, France's King Louis XIV was born . . . In 1810, Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule . . . In 1919, the American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress . . . In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history . . . In 1940, Rep. Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected speaker of the House . . . In 1966, the Metropolitan Opera opened its new opera house at New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts . . . In 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders . . . In 1977, opera star Maria Callas died in Paris at the age of 53. . . .
CONSTITUENT, TOO -- Got a note from Rep. Jack Quinn this week: Dear Olaf, I would respectfully request that you add a birthday wish for Sept. 16 (that's today) to my constituent and lovely wife of almost 25 years: Mary Beth Quinn. Thanks, Jack." Consider it done. Who sez politicians don't think about their constituents? . . .
A BIT OF BAVARIA -- Buffalo Edelweiss Schuhplattlers will sponsor an Oktoberfest dance at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in Father Justin Council Knights of Columbus clubrooms on Union Road in Cheektowaga. Entertainment will feature traditional Bavarian folk dances performed by the host organization and a performance by the club's Kinder (children's) Group. Music will be by the Auslanders. Dinners will be available. Tickets are $5 (advance sale) and $7 (at the door).For ticket information, call 668-9894 or 668-1337. . . .
LAST SHIFT -- Tom Vanderlip, a Buffalo political legend and longtime restaurateur, will complete 22 years as an Erie County sheriff's deputy Friday when finishes his shift as a Buffalo City Court officer. But even though he is retiring and awaiting long-postponed knee surgery, his many friends won't let Tommy, who has held offices in the Republican, Democratic, Right to Life and Conservative parties, fade away quietly.
State Supreme Court Justice Kevin M. Dillon will serve as master of ceremonies at a retirement shindig for Vanderlip at Ironworkers Local No. 6 Banquet Hall at 196 Orchard Park Road in West Seneca beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 30. . . .
REUNION NOTE -- For details about a celebration Mass and the 40-year reunion of the Mount Mercy Academy Class of 1959, to be held Oct. 9 at Holiday Inn Gateway, call 668-8090 or 675-9314. The Mass will be offered in the Mercy Centre Chapel, according to Rose Marie Hagen. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Bobbie Rein, Olivia Senko, Sue Grzankowski, Phillip Jank, Jennifer San Fillippo, Mame Gasuik, Jacob Ryan Glofka, Ken Zack, Richie Pantano, Trish Pantano, Louise Zanghi, Peter Dawson, Rex Blattenberger, Denny Mulqueen, Jamie Lee Smith, Mike Barnas, Annie Johnson-Wright, Geri Mangone, Terry Tucholski, Sister Jeremy Marie Midura, Anette Cione, Bill Lawicki, Molly Krug, Paulette Gullo, Paul J. Flynn, Debbie Hart, Ed Clark, Melanie Foreman, Marielle Guido, Molly Krug, Russ Buscaglia, Jeanette Wright, Fritz Wachowiak, Carm Hayes, Lou Beaudin.