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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author William Faulkner (1897-1962) who observed, "I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1870, Italian soldiers took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy. . . . In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States. He succeeded James A. Garfield, who was assassinated. . . . In 1884, the Equal Rights Party was formed during a convention of suffragists in San Francisco. The convention nominated Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood for president. . . . In 1963, President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon. . . .

LUCY MIRANDA WARGO of Hamburg and Alice Lesniak O'Brien of West Seneca are trying to make contact with all former members of the United Services Organization in the area to see if they are interested in holding a USO reunion.

Wargo, former director of the medical library at Children's Hospital, can be contacted at 824-0902. O'Brien's number is 825-2062. . . .

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MILITARY REUNION -- The 106th Field Artillery Veterans Association will hold its annual reunion dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 7 in the Brock Room of the Masten Armory.

The veterans will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their induction into active duty (Oct. 15, 1940). The unit served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

The battalion is the lineal descendant of the 10th Regiment of Light Infantry, or Buffalo City Guards, organized in 1838. The Brock Room is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Ronald C. Brock, who ended a 42-year military career in 1959 when he retired from the New York National Guard.

Campaign streamers of the 106th include the Civil War battles of Gettysburg, Petersburg and Appomattox. In World War I, the battalion fought at the Meuse-Argonne and Lorraine in France. . . .

For information, call Donald G. Barnes, retired master sergeant, at 684-3158 or write to him at 19 Deborah Lane, Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14225. . . .

RUMMAGE SALE -- A table of "treasures," jewelry, clothing for all, housewares and books will be among the items for sale at a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 in the school hall at Annunciation Catholic Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The Ladies Sodality of Annunciation is sponsoring the event, which will include a bag sale. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Dick Rohm, Stefanie Stefaniak, Edward Davis, Susan Steinmetz, Jane Kucz-marski, Andrea Weitz, Dan Thiel, Dan Sikorski, Sue Murray, Joseph A. Anthony, Elva Anthony, Peter Sheehan, Gary Hiemenz.

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