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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¬ 
cial Studies. 

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. 

New Teachers 

Among new teachers are the fol¬ 
lowing : 

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, 
Also New 

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. 

Johanna Spiess 

Ingersol Building I&J***^ 
Grand Army Plaza Lidrary— 
Brooklyn 38, N.Y. 





October 25, 1960 

By Subscription 



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 . 



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 
fiction writer. 

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 
many years. 

“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 
Bantam Books. 

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 



_. 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 
every Friday. 

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. 

Cooperation Needed 

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. 



Math Team 

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¬ 
ness department. 

New Clubs 

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 
shuffieboard team. 

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 

Mixed Chorus 

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 
other schools. 

(Continued on Page 4) 

Page Two 


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 .” 

We approve. 


Dear Editor: 

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 

Dear Editor: 

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 


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, 
Sandie Crichton 

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, 
Myra Tirkin 

Photographer: Michael Topf 
Business Staff: 

Business Staff: 

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, 
Barbara Schwartz 

Faculty Advisers 

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 


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¬ 
duction. V 

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 


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 

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. 

June ’36, received his degree in 1943 
from N.Y.U. College of Medicine. He 
is now Assistant Professor of Sur- 

varied careers. 

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. 

’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. 

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. 

October, 1960 

Dear Jeffersonians: 

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. 






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 


Page Three 

inside Orange 


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. 

They’re Mad 

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 


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 
come through. 

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 
Joel Elin. 

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 
Howie Levy. 

Although Mr. Cantor has added new 
members to the team, it still lacks a 
sufficient number to produce a really 
powerful squad. 

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 


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¬ 
though missing the talent of Abe^ —--- 


f\> y * v < pi mu v o \ p..-' v'i'V'' 

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 
was assured. 




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East New York 


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Powerful Jeff line slops New Utrecht fullback for no gain. 

Jeff Netmen 
Win 2, Lose 1 


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¬ 
son opposition. 

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, 
strong substitutes. 

Jackson Leads 
Orange Hoopsters 


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 
Coach Beckman. 

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 
semi-final contest. 

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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Page Four 


October 25, I960 

“Beil” Booms Forth 
With Bright Prospects 

Sealed: Warren Andiman, Jill Planner. Standing: Ruth Goldfarb, 
Charles Feldman, Linda Scholl, Gary Epstein, Marjorie McKenzie. 


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¬ 
troversial topics. 

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 
writing briefs. 

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. 

Coming Assemblies 


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. 

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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’ 
record cards. 

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. 

Art Scholaships 

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 
Pratt Institute. 

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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age; Girls 15-17 years of age 

Thursday 7-10 P.M. 

1st and 3rd Saturday Evenings 

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cial dancing, discussion groups, billiards, 
fine arts, trips, dramatics, etc. 





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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 
school subjects. 

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. 


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 
own chairman.” 

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