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Vol. 73, No. 1
New: Teachers, Magazines, ‘
Cupcakes and Courses
Jefferson has taken on a bright
new look with the addition of many
teachers and interesting innovations.
In the Social Studies Department;
Mr. Schain and Mr. Polner have
for the past two years been toying
with the idea of a Social Studies
Journal. With the publication of the
first issue next January, the journal
will become a reality. Mr. Polner, in
charge of the project, states that the
magazine, which will be published
every semester, will consist of essays
and critical reviews of books, movies,
and plays related to any phase of So¬
Students interested in writing or
working on the editorial staff of the
journal should leave a note in Mr.
Polner’s letter box or see him in the
Social Studies office.
Among new teachers are the fol¬
Miss Feld, a new member of the
science department, received her B.S.
at Barnard and is now working for
her Masters degree. Before coming to
Jeff she taught chemistry in Midwood
Also of the science department is
Mr. Leonard Bernstein. No relation
to the composer, he received his B.S.
at Brooklyn College and attended
N.Y.U. and L.I.U. where he took ex¬
tra courses in various sciences.
Miss Barbara Lamstein of the so¬
cial studies department, graduated
from N.Y.U. and is now working for
her Masters in history and Educa¬
tional TV. She assisted in the pro¬
duction of Romper Room, a c,
program on TV, and hopes to i:
on TV someday.
A former Jefferson basket&£i v play*
er, Mr. Hy Gotkin, is joining the So¬
cial Studies Department. He played
for St. John’s and was a star^ on the
N.Y. Knickerbockers’ basketball team,
An item of interest to all you sen¬
iors is the introduction of ai newly
designed senior pin. Mr. Tutnauer,
who can always be found in the G.O.
bookstore during the eighth period,
announces that the pins will be on
sale in approximately one month for
the January graduating class.
The frequenters of the cafeteria
will be glad to hear that all cakes,
pies, and cup cakes, which were for¬
merly delivered to Jeff, will soon be
baked in Jefferson’s own kitchen.
For those academic students inter¬
ested in a knowledge of stenography
and typing, but who only have a
limited time left in school, an accele¬
rated course has been introduced. The
course involves the learning of one
year’s work in one term.
Ingersol Building I&J***^
Grand Army Plaza Lidrary—
Brooklyn 38, N.Y.
DO NOT CIRCULA1
D UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF
October 25, 1960
NAMES! NAMES! NAMES!
The newly formed Thomas Jef¬
ferson H.S. Alumni Association
now has 150 members. Mr. Janov-
sky, Faculty Coordinator, would
like this to become 1500. If you or
your parents send him the names
and addresses of alumni, he will
mail them a special Alumni Issue
of the Liberty Bell .
'FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON’
BLOOMS FOR MR. KEYES
By SANDRA CRICHTON
Mr. Daniel Keyes is not only known
to students here at Jefferson but is
also known throughout the world. Not
only is he the creative writing teacher
here at Jeff, but he is also a science
The 1960 “Hugo Award” for the
best science fiction short story of
1959 was presented to Mr. Keyes for
“Flowers For Algernon.” The pre¬
sentation was made by the 18th World
Science Fiction Convention, a group
of editors, writers and readers who
met # at Pittsburg on Labor Day week¬
“Flowers For Algernon,” is a story
about a mentally retarded young man,
Charlie Gordon, who is temporarily
converted into a genius. The idea for
this story originated from Mr. Keyes’
teaching experiences here at Jeffer¬
After its original publication in The
Magazine of Fantasy and Science
Fiction , the story was reprinted in
England. Since then, it has been
translated into several languages in¬
cluding Italian and French.
“Flowers For Algernon” has been
purchased for television’s The United
States Steel Hour . The script will be
written by James Yaffe, author of the
novel, Nothing But The Night , who
first reviewed the story in the Sat¬
urday Review of Literature . The date
for production is still indefinite.
Mr. Keyes, who now serves as fac¬
ulty adviser to the Jeffersonian , has
been writing science fiction stories for
“Crazy Maro” was published last
April and his most recently published
work, “The Quality of Mercy,” ap¬
pears in this month’s issue of If.
“Flowers For Algernon” will appear
in the forthcoming Year’s Best in
Science Fiction, edited by Judith
Merrill, and will be published in
paperback form next February by
As Mr. Yaffe pointed out in his re¬
view, “Flowers For Algernon” uses
science merely as a convenience for
getting the action started. After that
it succeeds for exactly the same rea¬
son that all good stories succeed, be¬
cause of the power and truth of its
By CHARLES FELDMAN
_. bed ns its 73rd term, its list of both achievements and plans for the benefit and pleasure of
udents continues t<jf mushroom. The new officers of the General Organization elected at the end of last term
re: JAlarj Kaf, President; Abraham May, vice-president; Sima Gabay, secretary; and Arlene Sacks, assistant
ecretary. '.Once agaih, they will be under the direction of Mr. M. Beckenstein.
iV accord vfcth hte campaign promises, President Kay plans to develop a greater and more varied art and
iltur^l program, anfi as a basis for its development, intends to establish autumn and spring outdoor art
ibitlons. \He also means to work diligently toward establishing a student talent show to be held in December,
ini addition to thte regular Student Aid Show. Alan also proposes to present evening concerts.
In (addition, jthe jiew officers will work to establish a weekly bulletin, to inform students of present and
re activities. »They feel that if the students have knowledge of usually little publicized events, there will be
milch greater student participation.
Another policy that the G.O. plans to pursue is a second cafeteria clean-up drive, which we all hope will
prove as successful as the first.
Vice-president Abe May hopes to initiate a policy of political parties for G.O. candidates that will closely
^resemble those of our United States
Government. Through the institution
of this idea, he feels that students
will gain an understanding of the
Government’s system of politics
which will prepare them for later
Forecast: Bright S.C.A.I.
Are you a thinking man? If your answer is yes, then your ideas should
be shared. The Student Council Against Intolerance is the place for you.
Where are we today? Is the cold war boiling over? How can we help to
bring peace to the world? SCAI attempts to answer these and other questions
Enlightenment is said to be one of the keys to social adjustment and
the leaders of SCAI, Jill Planner, president; Vivian Razon, vice-president;
and Linda Landesman, secretary; are very much in agreement with this
Said Jill: “It is extremely important for the well-being of the world to
have a well-informed public. SCAI is attempting to bring to the students’
attention questions of vital importance and interest to them.”
One of SCAI’s main goals is to bring about a better understanding be¬
tween people of different races, religions and nationalities. It is therefore
altogether fitting that it is now joining forces with the high school branch
of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. This will be beneficial
to SCAI because the NCCJ offers speakers, films, and guidance.
Some of the forthcoming topics for discussion will be: “The U.N.’s role
in Africa,” “Socialism versus Democracy,” “The Democratic and Republican
Parties.” It is almost certain that Norman Thomas, frequent Socialist can¬
didate for the Presidency, will be speaking here at Jeff.
“We tried to get some really interesting and provocative speakers for
SCAI. I can now see that we’ll be having some exciting question and answer
periods,” Vivian exclaimed enthusiastically.
SCAI is now in the process of setting up an exchange program with a
school in Nigeria. Through this exchange, the African students will receive
much needed reading material. In return, SCAI will receive handicraft work
made by Nigerian students.
Mr. Polner, faculty adviser of SCAI, welcomes all members who are in¬
terested in taking part in this program. SCAI meets every Friday during
the eighth period in room 220. Everyone is welcome!
In a hard fought election, Sima
Gabay won the secretarial position
of the G.O. Her varied experience in
service activities will prove a valu¬
able asset to her. Arlene Sacks, the
assistant secretary, will help Sima
with reports, correspondence, and
other duties. Worthwhile suggestions
from the student body will be hap¬
pily received and considered.
Above all, the first and foremost
ambition of the G.O. Council is to
raise the membership well above last
year’s 95% enrollment, for without
the cooperation of the student body,
the G.O. cannot function. It cannot
continue to support the organizations,
teams and other activities which the
students enjoy so very much, nor can
it continue to offer its discounts.
The new officers hope that the stu¬
dents of Thomas Jefferson High will
remember that he who joins the G.O.
is not only helping his school, but also
is helping himself.
Jefferson’s future success in in¬
ter-school Math meets lies in the
hands of the Math Team trainees,
who are now meeting in room 521
everyday during the eighth period.
Organized many years ago un¬
der the auspices of Miss Sibley,
Chairman of the Mathematics De¬
partment, it is now being taught
by Mr. Epsell. It has progressed
considerably and is now dealing
with the training and preparation
of outstanding math students for
eventual competition in Math
The problems presented to the
class require a knowledge of both
fundamental and involved princi¬
ples. To supplement the skill ac¬
quired in the regular math classes
and to help in solving more ad¬
vanced problems, new mathemati¬
cal formulae and laws are intro¬
Also included in the training
program will be the viewing of a
special program televised on Wed¬
nesdays from 2:30-3:00 P.M., fea¬
turing speakers on various topics '
in math. The Wednesday program
is open to all interested students
who are free at the time.
The Fall, 1960, issue of the Jef¬
fersonian is presently being pre¬
pared by its staff to bring before
you an anthology of the best litera¬
ture and art composed by the stu¬
dents of our school.
This term two students were
chosen as Editors-in-Chief. They
are Helane Koniak and Martin
Brynien. The staff also includes
Paul Chapman, Copy Editor; Lois
Friedman, Managing Editor; Mar¬
tin Brynien, Production Editor;
Helane Koniak, Executive Editor.
Mr. Daniel Keyes will again take
the reins as literary adviser of the
Jeffersonian and in accord with the
usual procedure, a theme will focus
the material of this term’s issue.
The art staff will be headed by
Mr. Silverstein. Mr. Samuel Stein¬
berg will be in charge of the busi¬
Several ideas have been intro¬
duced in the Presidents’ Council
concerning the establishment of
clubs and teams. Some of these
are: stamp club, coin club, archery
team, rifle team, debating team,
judo, juijitsu and kasate team, and
These clubs welcome all, whether
experienced or not.
If interested, give your name
and club to your official class pres¬
ident, who will discuss the matter
at the A.M. Presidents’ Council
This year the Mixed Chorus will
be known as the “Traveling Trou¬
badours” due to the fact that they
will be traveling to perform in
many neighborhood schools.
These goodwill ambassadors of
entertainment, under the direction
of Mrs. Jeanette Davis, will help
enhance our prestige among the
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October 25, 1960
We can only join with Mr. Cohen, our principal, in
praising the sportsmanlike conduct of Jeffersonians at
our first two football games. Jefferson students will
never be guilty of such rioting as followed a high
school football game several weeks ago. Our players
fight hard, but only fairly, and on the field. Our fans
cheer outstanding plays, even when made by our op¬
The students of the two schools that took part in
this melee did not for that moment think of the dis¬
grace they would bring upon themselves, their parents,
and their school. These students did not think that this
demonstration could hinder not only their own schools
but all other high schools in the city.
The Board of Education has adopted the following
policy, should it reoccur: “Should incidents such as
Friday*s occur in the future , the schools involved will
not be permitted to engage each other again in inter¬
scholastic contests . Students found guilty by the courts ,
or apprehended by school officials , will be dealt with
severely. In all instances , a notation of their offenses
will be made on their permanent records and offending
students may be either transferred out of their neigh¬
borhood schools or expelled. Disorderly conduct will not
be tolerated in our schools , at school-sponsored events,
or at dismissals following these events .”
Today Jefferson is hampered by a great problem con¬
cerning marking and grades. The many 'teachers of
this school mark by completely different standards.
Because of this, many better students are given low-
el: marks than those who have not done as well. At the
end of last term many of my friends and most of the
student population were confronted with this paradox.
It is my theory, therefore, that the different subject
departments should meet to discuss the following: (1)
establishing certain definite marking procedures based
on classwork, tests, homework, etc. (2) teaching of the
same things in the same way by department teachers.
Doing this I am sure would restore marking to its
rightful place as a good incentive to, and honest an¬
alysis of, the student.
Martin Neidelman, 5P
I would like to complain about the “powers-that-be”
who force students who have a homeroom on the fifth
floor, or even on the fourth floor, to take lockers down
in the dungeon—the basement.
Fellow students, let us rise up against this tyranny
and inhuman treatment, for in addition to panting and
crawling up five or six flights of stairs, we find at the
back of the room tempting, lovely, unused lockers.
I know the first and third termers want room lockers,
but they possess fresh young blood. The exercise might
do them good. We, the old and weary, and so not quali¬
fied to climb stairs, humbly beg of you: Is This Justice?
Bette Williams, 5PP
THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
Pennsylvania and Dumont Avenues
Brooklyn 7, New York
MR. IRVING I. COHEN. Principal
Published Four Times a Term
Editor-in-Chief: JILL PLANNER
News Editor: Warren Andiman
Feature Editor: Marjorie McKenzie
Sports Editor : Gary Epstein
Copy Editor: Charles Feldman
Managing Editor : Linda Scholl
Exchange Editor: Ruth Goldfarb
Associate Editors: Ira Chaleff, Paul Chapman, Laura Hyberman,
Staff: Toni Ayres, Sandra Bienstock, Harriet Bursztyn, Marjorie
Forman, Robert Froehlich, Judith Geller, Milton Gittens, Ciella
Gordon, Stanley Gorinson, Rochelle Holtzberg, Maurice Kolodin,
Rhoda Kurlander, Myra Levine, Josephine Licari, Linda Lubin,
Eddie Mandelstein, Mark Berg, Hedda Markman, Alan Marks,
James Math, Simon Polsky, Evelyn Safeer, Sharon Schultz,
Saul Silber, Elaine Sofer, Henry Sohn, Howard Yudelevitch,
Photographer: Michael Topf
General Managers: Ira Morley, Bernice Ziskin
Circulation Managers: Allen Druben, Lewis Entis
Office Managers: Myra Tirkin, Linda Golub
Utility Managers: Howard Klein, Stuart Berman
Advertising Managers: Diane Lobenfeld; Irene Lewis
Auditor: Gladys Perez
Head Bookkeeper: Brenda Zelikowitz
Bookkeepers: Devora Gasser, Florence Wivietsky, Maxine Holtzman
Assistants: Anthony Nigro, Paul Forbicetta, Michael Reitelman,
Mr. M. Katz, Journalism Mr. S. Steinberg, Business
Mr. S. Janovsky, Photography
Eastern Press, B’klyn 17, N.Y. 185
“Concentration” Pays Wpll:
Ask Mr. Sellinger i
By MARJORIE McKENZIE
Thomas Jefferson was well repre¬
sented this summer on the TV pro¬
gram, “ Concentration,” by Mr. Mal¬
colm Sellinger, of the Speech Depart¬
ment. While visiting the NBC, 49th
Street Studio, with students from his
Educational Television class, Mr. Sell¬
inger inquired as to how contestants
were chosen for this program. He was
informed that selections were made on
the basis of a test; he thereupon
made an appointment to take the test.
Mr. Malcolm Sellinger
The test, consisting of 30 puzzles with
pieces missing, proved no great match
to Mr. Sellinger, and three weeks
later he was invited to an interview.
Mr. Sellinger was on the program
June 8, 9, 10, and 13. If you have
ever watched “Concentration,” you
know that the contestant who an¬
swers the puzzle first, is declared the
winner. Mr. Sellinger answered such
puzzles as: “You’d Be So Nice to
Come Home To,” and “It’s raining, it’s
pouring, the old man’s snoring.” Some
of his opponents were housewives, an
advertising executive, an Airforce
lieutenant, and a woman from Ire¬
He won gifts totaling approxi¬
mately $8500. Among them were:
$100 in cash; a Ford Sunliner Jr.
electric car; a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath;
beachware by Tornberg of Califor¬
nia; a 14-piece silver punch bowl set;
a 17-foot Trojan Seaqueeu Speedboat
with 40 horsepower Scott putboard
motor; a one week all-ekpense-paid
trip to Las Vegas at the Desert Inn
Hotel; a one week trip to Sherwood
Manor Hotel, Bermuda; a Nutria fur
cape by Frederica of 14-
piece sterling silver teal * “Plus a
cucumber and other ridicil l ius things,
for which I received a dolihr apiece.”
There was one drawbae|^>Mr. Sell-
inger noted: “You hav<£ to pay taxes,
although the prizes are npj; in cash.”
This is the reason for his ( selling the
motorboat. He has already taken
trips to Las Vegas and to California.
Mr. Sellinger said plainly that he
had received all the prizes. “Hugh
Downs, the master of ceremonies, is
a wonderful person, and all the per¬
sonnel made me feel right at home,”
exclaimed Mr. Sellinger. He cheer¬
fully stated that he is willing to try
it again, after all the taxes are paid.
As some of you will remember, Mr.
Sellinger was the director of last
term’s Student Aid Show, “Good
News,” which was a huge success.
Mrs. Sellinger also aided in the pro¬
He was graduated from Brooklyn
College, and received his B.A. in
speech education in 1953, and his
Master’s degree in speech pathology
and audiology from the State Uni¬
versity of Iowa. Before teaching here
at Jeff, he was speech consultant for
a Cerebral Palsy organization in
Mr. Sellinger also teaches at Brook¬
lyn College in the evenings. He is
happy to have many former Jeff stu¬
dents at Brooklyn, where lasting
friendships have been formed. When
asked about students at Jeff, he said:
“Students should realize that a teach¬
er’s day does not end at the close of
the school day”; you can well realize
the length of Mr. Sellinger’s day, as
he commutes 40 miles to school from
South Farmingdale, Long Island.
Alumni Round- Up
By CHARLES FELDMAN
Compared to many of the nation’s
schools, Jefferson is a newcomer, but
her number of Successful alumni is
quite impressive and compares favor¬
ably with the record of many older
schools. Among her outstanding grad¬
uates are men and women who have
distinguished themselves in their
MILDRED LESSER DINER-
STEIN, Jan. ‘30, is married and has
three children. She practices law and
is president of the Brooklyn Women’s
Bar Association for 1960-61.
LEON MORGENSTERN, M. D.,
June ’36, received his degree in 1943
from N.Y.U. College of Medicine. He
is now Assistant Professor of Sur-
LEONARD GROSS, winner of the
Honor Plaque and President of the
Senior Class of ’38, received his B.A.
from Brooklyn College in 1942, and
was an instructor there from 1942-3.
From 1943-46, he was a first lieu¬
tenant in the Signal Corps. He then
did post-graduate work at Princeton
University, 1946-49, received his
M.A. in physics, 1947, his Ph.D. in
1949, aided by an Atomic Energy
Commission Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
(’48-’49), a General Electric Com¬
pany, Charles A. Coffin Fellowship
(’47-’48) and a position as part-time
instructor at Princeton University.
He played a key role in the develop¬
ment of air-defense systems currently
in operation. He is now responsible
for the design of various ballistic de¬
fense systems. He lives in Bel-Air,
California with his wife and son.
NATHAN HERSH FIELD, June
’40, was ordained as a Rabbi by the
I Hebrew Union College in May, 1948.
gery, Albert Einstein College of Medi¬
cine of Yeshiva University (New
York), but has just been appointed
Director of Surgery at Cedars of
Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles.
MORRIS ROTHMAN, class of Jan.
’29, is a graduate of St. John’s Uni¬
versity, School of Law. He now owns
a General Insurance Business in
Brooklyn, and is married to i Jeffer¬
son graduate whom he met yhile at¬
tending St. John’s.
WILLIAM D. SKOLOClTENKO,
June ’29, also married a Jefferson
graduate, Rose Robles, Jan. ’*). They
have two sons, one of wnn is a
student at Virginia PolyteRai^ In¬
stitute. “Skelly” is employed at the
Naval Research Laboratory! Wash¬
ington, D. C., as Supervisor bf Plan¬
ning and Estimating Sectioii, Engi¬
neering Services Division.
If you know of any other success¬
ful alumni, please send their names,
addresses, and achievements to Mr.
Janovsky in Room 415.
I trust all of you have had a pleasant and enjoyable
summer, and have resumed your schooling resolved to
make this your best and most fruitful year.
All of us—pupils and teachers—were happy to find
the building in such excellent shape. Our custodian,
Mr. Feam, and his staff have done a truly outstanding
7bb of painting, polishing, waxing and sprucing up. Let
us show our appreciation by doing our best to keep
Jefferson clean and attractive.
Unfortunately, our crowded condition has not been
alleviated. We still have as many pupils in our class¬
rooms, cafeteria and our corridors. This presents a
situation of some concern, and makes cooperation by all
of us extremely important. In particular, it behooves
us to avoid running or loitering in the corridors, and
to get into our classrooms without delay. Also, to re¬
duce the possibility of accidents, we must not carry
unnecessary articles. It is, therefore, essential that all
outer clothing, packages and encumbrances be deposited
in lockers immediately upon arrival at school.
Also, for your protection, and to keep outsiders away,
all pupils must carry their program cards as identifica¬
tion at all times. Since this is extremely important,
any person who cannot present a program card will be
taken to the Dean.
I know all Jeffersonians will want to cooperate with
us in maintaining a safe, clean, attractive school. Let
us take these first essential steps toward making this
a happy and successful year.
IRVING I. COHEN
By JILL PLANNER
Most of us, despite strong feeling about a matter,
never seem to do anything about it. We talk, but never
However, there are some (granted, a minority), who
work with the fervor of missionaries for their ideals.
Members of the National Conference of Christians and
Jews compose just such a group. They are dedicated
to the goal of bringing about a better understanding be¬
tween all peoples of the world.
I recently attended a meeting of the conference’s
Brooklyn High School branch, and was inspired by the
enthusiasm displayed by students there. Each is trying
to establish an Amity Club in his respective school.
The enlightenment of the student body is the club’s
goal. They are working for the alleviation of racial ten¬
sions in high schools and a better understanding be¬
tween students of different racial and cultural origins.
Most of the members are having difficulty in getting
faculty advisers. It seems a shame that a group with
such a worthwhile mission, has such difficulty in ob¬
taining help from the faculty. Fortunately for Jeffer¬
son, SCAI is an organization based on the same fun¬
damental principles. It will prove an easy task for the
two organizations to combine and enrich one another.
The members of the NCCJ also do volunteer work in
settlement houses and take part in a socio-drama work¬
shop which puts on plays pertaining to social questions
for PTA’s and schools.
The NCCJ sponsors a summer camp for high school
students. Last summer, Madeline Litvak, a student from
Jeff, attended, and came back a more understanding,
mature and tolerant person.
It is every person’s duty to do all that he can to fur¬
ther the cause of brotherhood. Support organizations
like the National Council for Christians and Jews. Do
your share in bringing peace and prosperity to a tense,
war-weary world. Wake up and live!
The Liberty Bell. . .
extends best wishes to Dr. David Satlow who is re¬
tiring as chairman of the Accounting Department.
We also extend wishes for a speedy recovery to
Mr. Jack Robbins of the Social Studies Department.
October 25, 1960
By GARY EPSTEIN
Where is that promised support of the track team?
Jeff Beckman of the Jeff tennis team took a powerful second in the
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce tournament, whSe Joel Elin, captain of
our netmen, was close behind in the fourth spot ... Joel Wisotsky, former
Orange swimming star, took second in the Metropolitan A.A.U. individual
medley event . . i Results of grid scrimmages; Jeff 36-Mt St. Michaels 24;
Jeff 18-Hempstead 6; Jeff 12-New Rochelle 18u J^-30-Creenwich 18 . . .
Good luck to the J.V. eleven, led by QB Mafl Oshman, tackle Stu
Aronson, and end Les Shapiro ... Jeff has one of Be best all around back
fields in the city. Lets hope they can work well w
. . . Watch out! The big teams in P.S.A.L. footb]
and New Dorp . . . Perennial swimming power^B
the team to beat . . . may also have a chance at tho football championship
. . . Sorry, Tony Jackson couldn’t quite make the grade for the Olympic
basketball team . . . Football coach Moe Finkelstein, baseball coach Rip
Goldman and basketball coach Sam Beckman are all in their sophomore
seasons as coaches of their respective teams . . . Phil Coleman swimming
mentor is starting his third season. Good luck to all!... Near future hoop
scrimmages with Lane, Tilden, and Van Buren.
Where They Went
Jim Boatwright, last year’s all city basketball center, is now attending
South Dakota . . . Charlie Jackson, younger brother of the great Tony,
is on the squad at Kansas . . Denny Fessler is combining his basketbal)
and art ability at Pratt ... Of last year’s gridders: Jesse Febo is at
Nevada, all-city Len Balkan and Larry “Label” Bernstein are at Rhode
Island and Boston U respectively, John Blois is attending Arizona, Irv
Shapiro is at Penn, and end Pete Zuyus is at Dickinson.
The tennis coaches of the city are in an uproar about the switch of
seasons. The matches begin in mid-September and this gives very little
time to reorganization and training.
[ their powerful defense
this year are Lincoln
lyn Tech, is once again
Young Swim Squad
Eyes Fine Season
By JAMES MATH
With perhaps the youngest and
largest squad ever to swim for Tho¬
mas Jefferson, Coach Phil Coleman
and his varsity are looking forward
to a very fine season. It will, however,
be a rough road with competition
coming mainly from Boys High, Til¬
den, and Brooklyn Tech.
The Jeff swimmers, with only three
seventh termers and but five return¬
ing letter men, will have a lot of re¬
building to do. The problem, of
course, is whether or not the inexpe¬
rienced sophomores and juniors can
The key swimmers on this year’s
team are: Barry Harrin, backstroke;
Howie Ratner, breaststroke; Michael
Bradley, Jerry Scherr, Howie Miller,
and Sandy Davis, freestyle; Joel Elin
and Joe Shapiro, distance swimmers.
Two new members of our swim
team that have tremendous potential
are Donald Di Angelo and Charles
This year’s tryout indicated that
more and more students are becoming
interested in swimming.
Jeff swimmers, Barry Harrin and
The Jeff swimming team now has
approximately sixty members, most
of whom are sophomores and juniors.
There is no doubt that in the near
future Jefferson will have one of the
strongest and steadiest teams in its
Dec. 5 Boys High
Dec. 12 Wingate^
Jan. 9 Tilden
Jan. 16 Brooklyn Auto
Jan. 30 Brooklyn Tech
Feb. 6 Alexander Hamilton
Cindermen Set to Go
Coach Cantor has high hopes for
this year’s Jefferson track team as
eight boys from last year’s squad re¬
turn. Those back again are: Max
Milien (captain), Charles (Sonny)
Harding, Charles (Specs) Collier,
Bob Williams, Dick Smallwood and
Howie Yudelevitch. In addition to
these veterans, Mr. Cantor has a fine
stock of new trackmen, including Dan
Porteles, Hy Zamft, Carrol Clarke,
Marshal Packman, Bruce Yakre, and
Although Mr. Cantor has added new
members to the team, it still lacks a
sufficient number to produce a really
Many boys join other teams in
hopes of receiving scholarships. Al¬
most every major college in the coun¬
try offers track and field scholarships
to boys who are qualified academi¬
cally and athletically.
If you have become interested in
joining the team, you will find a try¬
out schedule on the track bulletin
board outside the infirmary; or, Mr.
Cantor can be seen during the eighth
Keglers Shape Up
Last year, Jefferson’s bowling team,
under the top-flight supervision of its
faculty adviser, Dr. Scolnick, tied the
all-powerful Brooklyn Tech team and
placed high in the P.S.A.L. standings.
Since the entire group of Jefferson
keglers graduated last year, Dr. Scol¬
nick has had to form a completely
new team. This year’s group is shap¬
ing up quite well and m^y be able to
hand out a few surprises, including
one to our arch-rivals^^e Engineers
of Brooklyn Tech. ■ >
The captain of tl^^Bwling team
will be eighth terme^^^k Chapman,
whose average is Joseph
Ciulla and Anatol also 170
plus bowlers, will be the Co-Captains.
Other members of the strong varsity
team are Marv Forman, Richard Al¬
bert (a third termer), and Bruce
All home games are played at Sea-
view Lanes, Williams and Flatlands
Avenues; rooters are welcome.
Dr. Scolnick asks that any boys in¬
terested in trying out for the bowling
team contact him any day in Room
224 during the eighth period.
Jeff Clobbers Utrecht
After Bowing to Tech
By GARY EPSTEIN
The Big Orange football team trounced New Utrecht, 36-12 on Saturday, October 8, at Boys High Field. They
had previously lost the season’s opener to a powerful Brooklyn Tech squad by a score of 28-20.
After an early New Utrecht score, the Tee Jay eleven, combining the speed and power of Bobby Douglas and
the signal calling and pass throwing of Mike Cohen, put the game in their pockets and ran home with a 24-point
With Harvey (Beefo) Oskin, Jeff Katz, and Lonzie Thompson throwing key blocks, the Jeff backfield, al¬
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Gershbein, executed many thrilling
Bob Douglas put Jeff into the scor¬
ing column with a three yard buck,
climaxing a fifty-two yard march in
which he was the key figure with
jaunts of ten and twenty-five yards.
He also ran for the two point con¬
Douglas tallied in the second pe¬
riod, breaking loose and going fifty-
five yards for another Jeff score. This
time Percy Thome ran for the deuce.
Once again Jeff tallied on a march
from mid-field with Carey Lippman
going over for the T.D. Mike Cohen
got the PAT.
After holding the Utes scoreless
in the remainder of the first half,
Jeff opened the third period scoring
with a twenty yard TD toss from
Mike Cohen to Percy Thorne. This
climaxed a sixty yard touchdown
march in which Cohen ran for nine¬
teen. The PAT was missed.
New Utrecht got their final score
in the last period on a pass play
from QB John Scaglione to end Arnie
Hershkowitz. The conversion was
In the closing minutes, the Nickle-
men once again scored on a twenty-
four yard pass from Cohen to Gold¬
In the second quarter, Utrecht tried
to score on a long pass, but Percy
Thorne, Jeff’s speedy half-back, was
there to pick it off and return it sev¬
enty yards for an Orange T.D. The
play, however, was nullified for clip¬
ping and the ball went back to the
forty-five, with Jeff in possession.
Tech Triumphs Before TV Audience
Despite the exciting play of Jeff’s
lightning fast backfield, the Engi¬
neers of Tech, took the season’s open¬
er, before a thrilled television au¬
Tech’s prescription for victory was
the left-handed passing and running
of Andy Rubillotta from the quarter¬
back spot and the speed and power
running of fullback George Brome.
Play started with a fifty-two yard
march with Douglas going inside tac¬
kle for thirty yards and a Jefferson
Douglas picked up his second TD
of the day going over frdm the four,
climaxing a twelve-play 77-yard drive.
A twenty-six yard toss from Mike
Cohen to halfback Abe Gershbein was
an important feature of this drive.
Carey Lippman tallied the Nickle-
men’s last touchdown with a 15-yard
gallop to pay dirt, but only in vain as
the gun sounded and a Tech victory
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Win 2, Lose 1
By IRA CHALEFF
The Jefferson tennis team, with a
record of two wins and one defeat,
gives indication of a very promising
Our two wins were scored against
Hamilton and Westinghouse, while
our only loss was to a powerful Madi¬
Returning from last season’s team
which compiled a record of four and
three, are veterans Joel Elin (also
one of Jeff’s outstanding swimmers),
Rudolph Mara, Mason Radcliffe, and
Steve Adler. Coach Beckman stressed
that he was very pleased when some
twenty-five third-termers reported
for tryouts and made their bid to be
future Jeff netmen.
This season’s roster includes: Joel
Elin (captain), Rudolph Mara, Mason
Radcliffe, and Jeff Beckman, the
team’s single stars; Steve Adler,
Richard Moskowitz, Gary Almas, and
Harvey Sussman, the two sets of dou¬
bles; and Gary Kopf, Abe Tabach,
Robert Rass, and Saul Steinhauser,
By HOWIE MARKS
This year’s team may prove to be
one of the finest ever as the Nickle-
men hoopsters start their practice ses¬
sions under the able leadership of
Shelly Jackson (Tony’s younger
brother) will be leading the Tee jays
as captain of the squad, with the
added assistance of veterans Jeff
Birnbaum, 6-3; Danny Bereck, 6-1;
Steve Wolkoff, 6-1; Sal Albanese, 6-1;
Joe Hopkins, 6-1; Ronnie Baker, 6-1;
and Danny Mascia, 6-2.
Last year, the Orange Five took a
respectable second behind Boys High, 1
in their P.S.A.L. division. They went
on to the Garden to beat Lane and
then lose to Van Buren in a thrilling
With most of the better ball play¬
ers in the metropolitan area gone, in¬
cluding super-stars Connie Hawkins
and Roger Brown, this season prom¬
ises keen competition for the P.S.A.L.
title. The Jeff Five has a very good
chance of being right in the middle
of this competition.
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“Beil” Booms Forth
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Sealed: Warren Andiman, Jill Planner. Standing: Ruth Goldfarb,
Charles Feldman, Linda Scholl, Gary Epstein, Marjorie McKenzie.
By WARREN ANDIMAN
The newly appointed editors of the
Liberty Bell are organizing this
term’s issues around two objectives.
One is the plan to give the newspaper
a “new look,” and the other is the
preparation and publication of ar¬
ticles most interesting and enjoyable
to all readers.
Jill Planner, new Editor-in-Chief,
faces these problems with capability,
experience and leadership. She will be
responsible for coordinating all the
separate components of the paper and
seeing that all operate efficiently. Jill
is very interested in modern dancing
but Journalism seems to be crowding
out this love. After graduating in
June, she hopes to attend Bard Col¬
lege where she will major in English.
Jill is a very opinionated girl, and
being President of SCAI, she finds an
outlet for her basic interest in con¬
This term the position of News
Editor will be filled by Warren Andi¬
man. He will work hand in hand with
Jill in organizing all the news that
will fill the pages of the Bell. His
major interests lie in the science world
and this year he is participating in
the College Biology Course where he
hopes to leam and benefit from his
knowledge of new and interesting
scientific concepts. His extra-curricu¬
lar activities include Arista tutoring
and membership in both the Math
Club and G.O. Council. He is a
graduate of the Marshalliah Hebrew
High School and performs social work
by leading a group of 12-year-olds at
religious services and social functions
in a local youth organization.
The responsibility for preparing
and organizing all feature material
will rest with Marjorie McKenzie.
Marjorie plans on graduating in June
after which time she hopes to study
for and receive her Ph.D. in psychol¬
ogy. Her first introduction to news¬
paper work was in the Journalism
class and since that time her interest
in feature writing and in Journalism
as a whole has grown. She greatly
appreciates and enjoys group singing,
jazz, modem dancing and sewing.
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Gary Epstein, Sports Editor, is a
very active junior. Besides serving
on the Liberty Bell staff he is on the
G.O. Council, Presidents 7 Council,
Swimming Team and Program Com¬
Charles Feldman’s job will be ttf
proofread and correct all the ma¬
terial handed in for printing. He is
very capable at this sort of work be¬
cause of his experience as a copy
holder for a printing concern this
summer. He plans to study law, and
journalism will certainly help him in
The post of Managing Editor will
be held by Linda Scholl whose job
it is to send out notices, file, and per¬
form various other clerical duties.
She plans to graduate in June 1961
and pursue a career in Education.
Ruth Goldfarb will hold the posi¬
tion of Exchange Editor.
Mr. Milton Katz will once again be
Faculty Advisor of the Bell.
By CIELLA GORDON
Mr. Malcolm Sellinger, the coordi¬
nator of the Jefferson Assembly Pro¬
gram, has planned a host of enjoy¬
able and interesting programs for this
Mr. Sellinger is accommodating
the wishes of the students by giving
them more football rallies, the first
of which will be held on November
16th, for the “C” assembly, before the
big Jefferson-Tilden game.
The day after Election Day,*S.C.
A.I. will present a program on the
election campaign. There will also be
surprise Christmas programs on De¬
cember 7th and 14th. Varied programs
consisting of plays, poetry and prose
readings will also be presented.
The well rounded series of presen¬
tations will be topped by the “piece
de resistance,” the Student Aid Show,
scheduled for May.
Mr. Sellinger would appreciate sug¬
gestions from the student body, to be
submitted through the G.O.
^dround ^efferson (coni.)
Tests to Come
Dr. Klein, Jeff’s college adviser,
has one word for all you seniors
and juniors. “Study! Study!
Study!” Why? “Tests! Tests!
For juniors and some seniors
there is the Preliminary Scholastic
Aptitude Test this October. This
test is given to aid the students in
preparing for the Scholastic Apti¬
tude Test. The results of the P.S.
A.T. are not recorded on pupils’
Also in this merry month of Oc¬
tober, we have the N.Y. State Re¬
gent Scholarship Test.
Some other tests being given
this year are the National Merit
Exam and the College Boards. The
former is in March and the latter
in December and January. The
College Boards are compulsory for
those planning on entering a city
Arlene Pesso, captain of the
charming Jefferson cheerleaders,
heads a school organization of
great importance. Aiding her in
the task of cheering on our boys
at football and basketball games
are the two able co-captains, Eliz¬
abeth Cooper and Ellen Raphael.
Under the able leadership of
Mrs. Gilbert, the very attractive
girls, Jean Palazzo, Minna Sreb-
nick, Myra Keller, Yvonne Bailey,
Bernice Samuels, Susan Udovin,
Donna Herman, Sandy Cohen, and
Joan Shostak, make half time at
the games most enjoyable.
Five Jeffersonians from the Tal¬
ent Studio, a unique experiment in
Art Education, under the direction
of our own talented teacher, Mr.
Raphael Kalkstein, have won full
and partial scholarships for the
Saturday morning art classes at
Evelyn Delgado, Alan Brand-
wein, and Augusto Sanatria, won
full scholarships for the painting
class. Judith Morrison and Barry
Goldberg won partial scholarships
for the fashion illustration.
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Any Jeffersonian who is taking
a commercial or general course,
can now join the work f -experience
program, headed by Dr. Arnold
This program is designed to help
any vocational student who is 16
years of age, to get lfce "valuable
training of a job while
his required subjects
All students who
gram will be rated
ployer at the end of the term. They
will receive a major school credit
for their work-experience training,
providing they pass their related
There are now approximately
100 students enrolled in the pro¬
Those students who are interest¬
ed in enrolling in the program may
see Dr. Scolnick in room 224 dur¬
ing the 8th period; or they may
drop a note into his mailbox, list¬
ing their subjects and rooms.
BEGINS SECOND TERM
The Humanities Club, beginning its
second term, welcomes all students
who are free on Thursdays, eighth
period. Under the supervision of Mr.
J. Drachler, faculty adviser, students
having intellectual curiosity are able
to maintain discussions on a high level
without the aid of an outside lecturer.
Meetings consist of discussions on
philosophy, literature, history, and
the arts. The members usually dis¬
cuss a book in one of these fields. The
first lecture this term was given by
Richard Miller on the novel, “A Sin¬
gle Pebble,” by John Hersey.
At the initial meeting, some re¬
corded poetry readings were played.
Among these was a reading of Sev¬
enteenth Century poetry by Robert
Newton and Sir Cedric Hardwicke.
One member is planning to disc-jockey
symphonies and other classics by
Mozart and Tchaikowsky at a future
“We have offered no service credit
for membership, run no elections for
officers, invited no outside speakers,
have no charter, and have been called
completely unorthodox,” laughed Mr.
Drachler. “Elections are not held for
offices since the lecturer acts as his
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