OLAF FUB SEZ: Irish-born dramatist Osar Wilde (1854-
1900) claimed: "The crude commercialism of America, its materializing spirit are entirely due to the country's having adopted for its natural hero a man who could not tell a lie." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1732, George Washington, the first president of the United States, was born at his parents' plantation in the Virginia Colony. . . . In 1879, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-cent store in Utica. . . . In 1924, Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House. . . . In 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets at Lake Placid, 4-3. The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal. . . .
After a trip to the doctor
Complaining of ways I feel ill
I find same symptoms included
As side effects of prescribed pill.
-- Rose A. La Judice
TURKEY DINNERS with mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread, butter and beverage will be served to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. today in Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. The price is $5 per person. A choice of homemade dessert will cost $1 more. . . .
The post also serves spaghetti and meatball dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, including next Thursday, for $4. Dessert is $1 extra. . . .
"WARM THE CHILDREN" will benefit from the proceeds of a chicken barbecue starting at noon Sunday in AMVETS Post 219, located on Boston-Springville Road in Fowlerville, a mile and a half from the Rice Road exit of Route 219.
Serving will begin at noon, and it is open to the public. The meal will cost $6.50. Beverages will be available on a cash basis. The charity event is dedicated to the memory of Ed Schramm, past commander and charter member of the post, who always served as chairman. . . .
CABIN FEVER -- The annual Iron Island Cabin Fever Party will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday in the Iron Island Museum, 998 Lovejoy St., according to a note from Marge Hastreiter and Kitty Hastings, who can be contacted about tickets at 892-3084. Tickets cost $10, with proceeds going to the Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy. . . .
A BENEFIT for the Mulderig family, who lost most of its possessions in a house fire Jan. 5, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 a couple and can be purchased from Susan Eckam Horvatits at 823-4659 or Dennis Fay at 825-0540. The benefit will include pizza, refreshments, raffles and a silent auction. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Daniel McDermott Sr., Laura LaCongo, Ron Flury, Mark Sikorski, Hector Reyes, Trish Schmitt, Elizabeth Jones, Terry O'Donnell, Dana Vitello, Sally Parrino, Jean Frasiccia, Rebecca Butterstein, Pat Dennies, Elizabeth Farrell, Evan Pokrandt, Danny Higgins, Adam Yetter, Cody Ciura, Zoe Zecher, David Metzger, Charisse Panaro, Kathy Jo Popp.