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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: This being Valentine's Day and all, it seems appropriate to recall the words of American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935): "Love that's wise will not say all it means." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France. . . . In 1899, Congress approved, and President William McKinley signed, legislation authorizing states to use voting machines for federal elections. . . . In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. . . . In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. . . . In 1929, the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" took place in a Chicago garage,as seven rivals of Al Capone's gang were gunneddown. . . .

SANDRA L. IHLEFELD of Eggertsville assigned her Clarence High School English 9 Honors students to write an acrostic L-O-V-E poem for Valentine's Day using no more than 14 words. She wrote a poem as a model. Here goes:
Synergy
Location plus luck plus
Opportunity plus opinion plus
Valor plus verve (may)
Equal ever-amour.
-- Sandra L. Ihlefeld
REUNION NOTE -- Members of the St. Matthew's Grammar School Class of 1951 are trying to locate five classmates to tell them about a reunion planned for July 21.

"We just can't find them," said Marie Stock Miller, a member of the reunion committee, "and decided to ask Olaf to help us. If they are still here, we know they will see it in Reporters' Notebook."

The five unlocated members of the eighth-grade class of the school at East Ferry and Wyoming streets, which had 46 children, are Barbara La Belle, Mary Flynn, Jacqueline Collins, John Bauer and Joseph McCarthy. Information about the reunion can be obtained by calling Harry Kern at 741-4461, Bill Schaab at 773-7110 or Miller at 874-0146. . . .

ALUMNI NOTE -- Donald J. Jablonski of Cheektowaga sent a note that the Seneca Vocational High School Alumni Association will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the school, 666 E. Delavan Ave., to discuss the annual alumni picnic in September and scholarship grants. For information, call Jim Boyer at 839-0868. . . .

REPEAT PERFORMANCE -- The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Jaycees chapter has been named the outstanding chapter in the state for the second year in a row, and Dena Stainsby was named outstanding president for her leadership of the unit. The community service organization is open to anyone between ages 21 and 39. . . .

DANCE FOR LUPUS -- The sixth annual Dance for Lupus will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and last until 1 a.m. in Ironworkers Local Hall, 1986 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Tickets, at the door, are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will be used to promote research and provide emotional and support services for lupus patients and their families. Call 835-7161 for presale ticket discounts and other information. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Samantha Kelly, Joey Occhino, Mike Stoklosa, Helen Wise, Sylvia Pierini, Voncille Smith, James Jerge, Dan Monte, Tom Branigan, Jackie Berg, John Bence, Johanna Bence, Jimmie O'Brien, Jill Hupp, Myrna Powell, Eleanore Fronczak, Dave Larry, Bill Wood, Patrick Overdorf, Betty Makey, Kathleen Morrisey Sandel, Ed Valentine Mostkowski, Sarah Leone, Pattie Ring, Maureen Hammond, Ray Lazenski, Chuck Adams, Dolores Germain, Jacob Rizzone, Jim Kelly, Hunter Kelly, Tavia Weidmann, Kathleen Arent, Bernie Sheehan, Elisa Osmon, James Graves, Sandra Freeman.

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