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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the Tao (dow) Te Ching, the sacred book of Taoism, "He who is learned is not wise; He who is wise is not learned." . . . ON THIS DAY -- In 1789, Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the Department of State. . . . In 1866, Cyrus W. Field finally succeeded, after two failures, in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe. . . . In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting . . . In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago. . . . In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. . . .

CHICKEN DINNERS will be served Sunday at Jefferson and North Division streets for the benefit of recently fire-damaged SS. Columba & Brigid Church. A silent auction featuring 100 theme baskets starts at noon, with 25 tickets going for $5 and 75 for $10. Drawings begin at 3:30 p.m.

The meal, which costs $6.50, includes half a chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, pop, roll and butter and dessert. For information or tickets, call 852-3331. . . .

A Good Question
What kind of a world

Would this world be

If everybody

Was just like me?

-- Ollie Britton
APPLICATION DEADLINE -- Sunday, for artists to apply for 38 booths in Olean's 55th annual Art in the Park Festival Sept. 12 on the Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus Campus. Applications available at www.oleanny.com or by calling Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-4433. . . .

TELESCOPES will be focused on planet Mercury low in the western sky (between Mars and Jupiter) Saturday night at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg.

The viewing will begin at 8:30 p.m. Two 16-inch, one 14-inch, two 8-inch and several other telescopes will be available and visitors are encouraged to provide their own telescopes. Call 627-4560 for information, directions and admission prices. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Peggy Napierala, Teena Wise, Tom Safe, Charles J. Bader, Zoltan Almas, Millie Schmid, Marcia Wojciechowski, Rose Petrusiak, Ora Thomson, Jack Regan, Phil Salemi, Pat Joseph, Samantha Toepfer, Eric Zoschke, David Robert Round, Lisa Grisanti.

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