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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American clergyman Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), "Next to ingratitude, the most painful thing to bear is gratitude." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after he said, "I shall return." . . . In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration within the American motion picture industry. . . .In 1967, seven men were convicted in Meridian, Miss., of violating the civil rights of three murdered civil rights workers. . . . In 1968, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. . . .

GOLABKI dinners will be served from noon until sold out Sunday in the Bishop Peplowski Parish Center at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Price is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children and includes two golabki with parsley potatoes and vegetables, rye bread and butter, beverage and dessert. Call 685-5766 or 675-9112. . . .

AUTISTIC SERVICES will hold its second annual "Arts Work for Autistic Services" cocktail reception and silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Proceeds will provide therapeutic art and music programs to individuals with autism.

William Dimming, director of development, said the event will feature a "wide selection of auction items, great food created by Daffodils and live music." For tickets or information, call 631-5777. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Katie Panek, Sue Sasiadek, Bill Noblett, Pete Covey, Jim Garvey, Carolyn Koelmel, Hannah Herman, Gloria Blesy, Daniel Braun, Bernice Daley, Dorothy Mazur, Sue Graham, Danny O'Leary, Tom Boris, Brandon Zachowicz, Jason Ram, Adam Sabadasz.

AND THURSDAY -- Molly Mykich, Aaron Goodwin, Millie Sambrotto, Kevin Wrona, Ed Weishaupt, Gary Beuth, Rochelle Roustum, Matthew Parker, William Starzynski, Donald Lester Watkins, Kaleb Printup, Bruce Moser, Rita Vingoe, Winston Fedick, Tracy Hamp, Nicholas Rogers.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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