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Steve Arkin and Robert Roth, 
Lincoln’s candidates for the Rocke¬ 
feller Institute, have been accepted 
as members of the study group for 
the summer of ’59. 

(See story below) 

Vol. LVin, No. 4 

Brooklyn, New York, May 22, 1959 

Circulation 5,000 

‘Log’ Breaks Record; 
Receives Four Prizes 


As a result of three separate competitions the Log has won four 
awards for journalism this term. This record has never been equaled 
in the paper’s 29-year history. 

The awards came from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 
of Columbia University, the Department of Journalism of Long Island 
University, and the New York City*' 

High School Press Council. 

At the 35th annual convention of 
the Columbia Scholastic Press Asso¬ 
ciation, the Log was awarded First 
Place. In the competition the Log re¬ 
ceived a score of 955 out of a pos¬ 
sible 1,000, which bettered last year’s 
score by 50 points. The paper was 
judged on all phases of journalism 
with emphasis on technical correct¬ 
ness, scope, and writing style. 

Learn, Exchange 

The award came after a three-day 
conference held at Columbia Univer¬ 
sity, in March. There were thousands 
of editors and advisers present at the 
conference from all over the nation. 
In addition to the award presentation, 
there were discussions of newspaper 
problems held by lecturers from city 
papers. These lectures provided 
chance for journalism students, from 
all over the country, to learn and ex¬ 
change new ideas. 

L.I.U. Awards 

The Department of Journalism of 
Long Island University awards were 
presented at the university’s Zecken- 
dorf Campus in Brooklyn, April 14. 
The Log won a $25 award for the 
best sports writing in New York 
City. In news story writing the Log 
came in second in the city, winning 
the First Honorable Mention. Sixty 
five high schools competed for these 
awards. After the presentation there 
was a conference at which different 
occupations connected with writing 
were discussed. 

In*the New York City High School 
Press Council competition, which 
sponsored by the Board of Education, 
the Log received the Personality Cov¬ 
erage Plaque for producing the best 
interviews of any high school news¬ 
paper. The plaque was presented to 

Diverse Activities 
Planned for Srs. 

the school on April 17, at the School 
of Aviation building, in Queens. In 
addition to the award presentation 
there was a dinner and a series of 
discussions on school newspaper 

Red Cross Offers 
Part-Time Jobs 

The New York City chapter of the 
Junior Red Cross has announced an 
expanded summer program with 1500 
student volunteers needed to carry 
out the work planned. 

The jobs offered to the student dur¬ 
ing the summer months are varied. 
a They include working in hospitals as 
clerks, errand boys, and other non¬ 
medical jobs. Students will also be 
needed to work with patients in the 
hospitals’ recreational programs. 

Very Young Children 

Those interested in working with 
very young children or with older 
people will find jobs at the various 
day centers throughout the city. Vol¬ 
unteers are also needed to work at 
the Red Cross Blood Centers. 

Tins'program extenas irom July I 
to Labor Day. Most students are re¬ 
quired to work a full day. Working 
part-time, three half-days a week for 
at least four weeks, is also acceptable. 

All students interestd in this type 
of work are urged to join the J.R.C. 
program. More information may be 
obtained in the G.O. office. 

Lincoln to Join in Rockefeller 
Institute Biology Competition 

The Rockefeller Institute of Scientific Study and Research has selected 
Lincoln as one of the participating high schools in greater New York from 
which will be chosen students for the Institute’s summer scholarship biology 

The objectives of the six-week course, which will be conducted at the 
Rockefeller Institute, are, as stated^ 
by Detlev W. Brank, president of the 
Institute, “to arouse serious interest 
among high school students who are 
about to enter college, and to accel¬ 
erate their scientific studies, so that 
they can proceed to more advanced 
courses earlier in their college 

This biology course will give young 
students the opportunity to work in 
the laboratories of specialists in all 
scientific field, as well as provide a 
$500 scholarship. The scope of the 
course will include an intensive pro¬ 
gram of lectures by distinguished sci¬ 
entists and laboratory and library 
work on the college level. 

Eleven high schools in New York 
have been asked to nominate candi 
dates for this course. The Lincoln 
Biology Department, headed by Mr. 
Philip Goldstein, has conducted a 
comprehensive search for the most 
capable students. After carefully con¬ 
sidering their qualifications, they 
have nominated Steve Arkin and 
Robert Roth. Both boys have distin¬ 
guished themselves in the field of sci¬ 

If this year’s session succeeds, the 
Institute plans to continue it next 
year. Lincoln hopes to be invited 
again, for the advantages of such an 
extensive program are numerous. 

Lincoln seniors are looking for¬ 
ward to many exciting events which 
are being planned by the Commence¬ 
ment Committee under the guidance 
of Mr. Gerald Greenberg. 

So far, the Committee, consisting 
of Philip Brater, Nancy Cohen, Har* 
ris Hordon, Harriet Miller, Judy No- 
vick, Fran Pelzman, and Rickey Ran- 
dazzo, has arranged a Senior Cos¬ 
tume Ball which was held in the 
Boys’ Gym, May 15. Admission was 
free to Lincoln seniors, and refresh¬ 
ments and checking were provided 
for. Prizes were awarded for the best 

Senior Day 

The next scheduled event will be 
Senior Day, May 22. Seniors will 
teach certain classes and will partici¬ 
pate in a special assembly held dur¬ 
ing the eighth period. A Senior Dance 
will follow. 

Sunday, May 31, will be the day of 
the annual boat ride to Bear Moun¬ 
tain. Tickets will cost $2.50 per per¬ 
son. Class Night will be presented 
June 5 and 6, with seniors receiving 
free tickets. 

The Committee is also discussing 
the possibility of having a Senior 
Hay Ride, a beach party, and a social 
function to take the place of a prom. 
(The prom has been called off be¬ 
cause an insufficient number of 
pledges was received.) 

Button Contest 

This year, a senior button contest, 
under the direction of Fran Pelzman, 
is being run. The choice has been 
narrowed down to two entries and 
the final results will be announced 
at the end of the year. 

Under the direction of Barry 
Schwartz, senior treasurer, the Com¬ 
mencement Committee members have 
distributed senior hats and buttons, 
ordered senior jewelry, and selected 
the candidates who ran for class 

Playground Jobs 

Jobs are open for teen-agers in 
the City’s playgrounds. Here they 
will have the choice of assisting regu¬ 
lar teachers in either the music, 
drama, or sports programs that each 
park will have. 

Students are needed at the chapter 
offices of the Red Cross as reception¬ 
ists, telephone operators, or record 
keepers. Girls who like to -ook can 
work at the chapter’s Canteen 

‘Cargoes’ to Feature Dedication 
To Mr. Lapedos, Former Adviser 

Mr. Samuel Lapedos, who retired last year after 25 years as Cargoes 
literary adviser, will be honored by a dedication in the 1959 edition of 
Cargoes, Lincoln’s art and literary magazine. 

Carolyn Starr won first prize in the Senior Division of New York 
University’s Prose Writing Contest with her story, The Quiet Herd. Her 
story, which will be featured in Car-®. 
is a beat generation tale of 


lost evening on the town and two 
lost souls attempting to find meaning 
in life. 

Poetry Finalist 

~ {Several- pioccs- of ^ prfec 
poetry and prose will he featur< 
including several poems by Davi! 
Margolis, a finalist in the New York 
City School Poetry Contest. 

The 1958 edition of Cargoes won a 
first prize rating in the Columbia 
Scholastic Press Association competi¬ 
tion and was awarded a special com¬ 
mendation for art work. Out of a 
possible total score of 1000 points, 
Cargoes scored 980. 

Move Expected 

Mr. Ralph Gasarch, literary ad¬ 
viser, Mr. Leon Friend, art adviser, 
the Cargoes Club, the creative writ¬ 
ing classes, and the Art Squad are 
among those who will make possible 
the publication of Cargoes. Many 
more stories and poems are expected 
to be completed before Cargoes goes 
to print. 


Judith Grumette has become the 
only Lincolnite to receive recogni¬ 
tion in the National Honor Society 
Scholarship Contest by winning a 

Ce^JB^te of Me r it. - — - j — 

Prizes in $ie Ansco Scholastic”!! 1 r ° r the G.O., 
Contest have been announced. Carl 
Geisler is the winner of a $50 sec¬ 
ond award and an honorable men¬ 
tion. Leonard Balbus won $25. 

G.O. Elections 
Benezra Top 




Al^n Benezra was chosen president in the G.O. elections last month. 
Gale Feuer is the new vice-president and Merry Jaffe is secretary; 
treasurers are Barbara Greenstein and Paul Harris, formerly Paul 

The elections were held after several weeks of campaigning during 

which the 13 candidates presented^ 

their platforms. Late prefects voted 
Thursday afternoon, April 16; the 
early session voted the next morning. 

Benezra’s platform consisted of 
two parts: an annual Inter-School 
Concert which would enable students 
to display their various musical abil¬ 
ities, and a college-credit history 
course given at Lincoln. He has con¬ 
sulted with Madison High School, 

which already has such a course. 

“I realize the obligations of my 
new office,” he states, “but the ex¬ 
perience obtained by working along¬ 
side present G.O. officers will, I’m 
sure, enable me to fulfill my duties 
and promises capably.” 

The new president-elect is present 
a member of 
Junior Arista and Arkon, Choral, 
the chairman of the ambassadorial 
program, and a participant in the 
Sophomore and Junior Sings. 

Gale Feuer, newly elected vice 

‘Senior Class Nite’ Presentation 
Set For Evenings of June 5, 6 


Senior Class Night 1959 will be presented in the Lincoln auditor¬ 
ium on the nights of Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. 

The main theme will be an adaptation of the hit musical South 
Pacific. The story revolves around a foreign exchange student who 
comes to Lincoln from the island of Bali Ha’i. 

In addition there will be four class-^--- 

room scenes and one office skit. The office - In these skits several teachers 

subjects covered will be English, 
math, music, and history, with the 
office scene a lampoon of the program 

10 Students Win Art Awards; 
Miriam Melnick Gets $500Prize 



Ten Lincoln students won a variety of prizes and scholarships in the 1959 Scholastic Magazines 

Miriam Melnick, in addition to a medalist award for her posters, won a $500 American Artist 
Magazine National Scholarship. It was awarded her for showing a combination of outstanding creative 
ability and high academic standing. 

A medalist in^ - ———.—— . ^(ceramic sculpture), and Marion 

Sackett (fashion design). 

This is the thirty-second year that 
Scholastic Magazines, with the coop¬ 
eration of public-spirited sponsors, 
has conducted an art awards pro¬ 
gram for the high school students 
of America. With its aim of encour¬ 
aging student achievement in crea¬ 
tive art at an age when encourage¬ 
ment is important, the project has 
also started many worthy students 
on their way toward advanced study 
and careers in the art field. 

The Scholastic Art Awards pro¬ 
gram receives its greatest impetus 
from its regional organization. In 
over 30 areas the best work from the 
art classrooms of junior and senior 
schools receives recognition through 
regional exhibitions presented and 
housed by regional sponsors in Feb¬ 
ruary and early March. 

The five medalists had their work 
exhibited in the National High School 
Art Exhibition which featured se¬ 
lected national award-winning works. 
The Exhibition was held at the New 
York Coliseum, April 9-23, in con¬ 
junction with the Art: U.S.A.: 59 
show. The show represented creative 
youth in a survey of American art. 

the fields of mixed 
media and oils, 
Grace Montuore 
was also the re¬ 
cipient of a schol¬ 
arship to the Art 
Students League 
of New York. 

The third Lin¬ 
colnite to win a 
scholarship was 
Patricia Sutton. It 
is to the Universi¬ 
ty of Miami in 
Coral Gables, Flor¬ 
ida. Pat also won 
$100 Hallmark 
Honor Prize for 
her work in oils. 

Naomi Green¬ 
span and Indrea 
Kintisch also won 
scholarships. Na¬ 
omi’s is to the Art^ 

Miriam Melnick, winner of an ‘American Artist’ 
Magazine National Scholarship. 

Students League of New York and 
Indrea’s is to Pratt Instittue. 

All the scholarships were awarded 
on the basis of portfolios containing 
several samples of art work. 

Entering in other categories and 
emerging with medalist status were 

Elissa Goodman and Arthur Neiditch: 
Elissa was victorious in the field of 
greeting cards and Arthur in that of 
lead pencil drawings. 

Three other Lincolnites received 
honorable mention. They are Frank 
DeFazio (sculpture), Joy Dobson 

will be spoofed. 

In the math scene, the teachers to 
be portrayed are Mr. Cave-in, Mr. 
Rubai, and Mrs. Moan. In the music 
scene there will be Cole Goldwin, 
Oscar Glibman, Mrs. Nosein, Mr. Sid 
ney Shlepiro, and Mrs. Fracas. The 
English teachers will be Mrs. Ranter, 
Miss Gallstone, and Mr. Groomette, 
The history mentors will be Miss 
Pistol, Mr. Knish, and Mr. Trustin. 
The faculty members of the program 
office who will be represented are Mr. 
Figenbush, Mr. Klass, and Mrs. 


Student director of this year’s 
Class Night is Maxine Antell, as¬ 
sisted by Linda Appleman. Marion 
Newirth is general manager and 
Helen Goldstein is assistant general 
manager. Co-faculty directors Mr. 
and Mrs. Edward Shapiro plan to 
present a ballyhoo of the production 
at an assembly program. 

Directors of the classroom scenes 
are Beverly Bernstein, history, 
Judith Grumette, music, Fern Levine, 
program office, Dorothy Samuels, 
English, and Pat Sutton, math. 

‘South Pacific’ 

For the adaptation of South Pacific 
there will be a different cast for each 
of the two performances. The part of 
Emile will be played by Morris For¬ 
man and Richard Raskin. The role 
of Nellie Forbish will be played by 
Marsha Yellin and Marsha Schorr. 
Roberta Kronen will play Bloody 
Mary on both nights. Lieutenant 
Cable will be played by Michael 
Riegel and Howard Einbinder. Ser¬ 
geant Billis, patterned after televi¬ 
sion’s Sergeant Bilko, will be played 
by Murray Moshe and Allen Kirsch- 
ner. Liat will be portrayed by Mari¬ 
on Dolce and Judy Novick. 

president, already has begun putting 
her plans into action. Gale, who pro¬ 
posed better bus line service, says 
that “a G.O. committee which will 
investigate the problem of bus delays 
is being formed.” The committee will 
present its findings on the problem 
to the Parents Association, from 
where it can be sent directly to the 
bus companies. She also wants to 
establish an Inter-School Sing. 

Gale is a mem¬ 
ber of Junior 
Arista and Arkon, 
the chairman of 
the Red Cross 
Committee, a 
cheerleader, the 
ambassador to 
Madison, and as¬ 
sistant director of 
Junior Sing. 

Merry Jaffe, the 
newly-elected G.O. 
secretary, is form¬ 
ing a Recreational- 
^ Cultural Commit¬ 
tee which will work in conjunction 
with the English Department. “The 
G.O. will act as a clearing house,” 
Merry states, “for theater tickets 
which are offered to the Lincoln stu¬ 
dents. The committee will also pub¬ 
licize the various theatrical events.” 

_ Merry was secretary of Junior _ 

Arista, is a member of Arkon and 
the Art Squad, secretary of the Stu¬ 
dent-Faculty Committee, and a cheer¬ 

The two treasurers, Barbara Green¬ 
stein (who proposed excursions to 
Washington, D.C.) and Paul Harris 
(who proposed a school carnival), 
are forming an Excursion Committee 
and a Carnival Committee, 


The five officers have a two-month 
training period before their one-year 
terms commence in September, 1959. 

re spec- 

Guidance Dept. 
To Add Adviser 

The Guidance Department is plan¬ 
ning to add one more grade adviser 
to its staff next term. 

Mrs. Lillian D. Stern, as coordi¬ 
nator of guidance activities, said that 
the new adviser will be in charge of 
all those students who fail three or 
more subjects this semester. 

There are several reasons for this 
change. The first is that it will allow 
the new grade adviser to give more 
individual attention to those students 
who are having difficulty passing 
subjects. The aim will be to try to 
discover and help eliminate the stu- 
den problems so that the student may 
function properly. 

The change has advantages for the 
other students, too. By removing 
those students whose problems took 
up so much of the time of the ten 
regular grade advisers, they will 
have more time to give to the other 
students. They will also have a bet¬ 
ter chance to discover and work with 

Under-achiever .is a term used to 
describe a pupil who has a high scho¬ 
lastic potential but is not working up 
to capacity. Such a pupil has scored 
high marks on intelligence and apti¬ 
tude tests, but for some reason, re¬ 
ceives lower marks than he is capa¬ 
ble of achieving. 

It is hoped that the grade adviser, 
in conference with the pupil, will be 
able to discover the reasons for this, 
and to motivate the student to bet¬ 
ter performance. 

This will be the first time that 
Lincoln is trying a program which 
makes use of a special grade adviser 
to assist students who have not done 
well in their scholastic work. Mrs. 
Stern hopes that this new guidance 
procedure will make it possible for v 
all types of students to get more in¬ 
dividual attention. 

Page Two 


May 22, 19o9 

On the Screen Scene 

^Mating Game’ 

Despite such handicaps as a ridiculously banal 
plot, and advance publicity which portrayed it as a 
veritable sex-riot (which it is not), The Mating 
Game manages to be a rather amusing picture. 

The plot (although the less said about it the bet¬ 
ter) is that old, old story of what happens when 
the city-slicker comes to the ram shackled farm cf 
the lovable old farmer and meets the farmers cur¬ 
vaceous daughter. Need we say that there will be 
a wedding? Need we say that the ol’ homestead, en¬ 
dangered by the slicker’s arrival, is saved by a 
miracle never seen this side of Never-Never land? 
Of course not! 

However, perhaps this is for the best. Secure in 
©ur knowledge of the predetermined fates of the 
characters, we have time to sit back and enjoy the 
clowning of Tony Randall, who makes the movie. 
(Evidently Mr. Randall reads scripts that other peo¬ 
ple have written far better than he ad-libs at inter¬ 

The rest of the cast serves, collectively, as an ad¬ 
mirable background for Mr. Randall, without con¬ 
tributing anything but a fistful of pathetically ob¬ 
vious jokes to the proceedings. 

As Mariette, the farmer’s daughter, Debbie Rey¬ 
nolds manages to be competently adorable, even 
though the producer evidently could not decide just 
how ingenuous to make her. He solved the problem 
by dressing her in clothing that would be grounds 
for arrest, while giving her the dialogue of a not- 
very-precocious 12-year-old. 

However, we have only one real quarrel with The 
Mating Game , and that is, it turns out to be a tre¬ 
mendous nothing. At least 100 people, by our count, 
worked to create this picture which is truly funny 
in two places, mildly amusing in half a dozen more; 
and nothing else. It is a shame that, while there is 
no money to support free Shakespeare, a picture 
like this should be produced in Cinemascope, Met- 
rocolor, and who knows what else, at a fantastic 

Is it worth spending so much time, talent, and 
money in order to give the world the memory of 
Debbie Reynolds being chased through a haystack 
by six muscle-bound teen-agers? 

— Judith Grumette 

To the Editor of the Log: 

I am surprised to see that Jeffrey Ribner, in his 
column on American education, quotes a critic of 
our education as saying that our freedom of choice 
tends to make our educational system too easy. I 
had always thought that Jeffrey would favor a more 
liberal policy as far as student participation in the 
curriculum is concerned. 

* Personally, I couldn’t disagree more with the for¬ 
eign critics. It is the freedom to have a say in our 
curriculum which makes the American system in 
many ways superior to that of Europe. 

It is probably true that American education is 
occasionally scholastically inferior to that of other 
countries. In Lincoln, however, many students are 
able to choose advanced courses in science, mathe¬ 
matics, and history. I don’t think that this could 
have been accomplished without student demand. 

—Ralph Moss on 

Two G.O. Officers 
Win Bohack Prizes 

Two active G.O. members received 
mention in the New York news¬ 
papers, recently. Steve Arkin, presi¬ 
dent of the General Organization, 
and Maxine Antell, chairman of the 
Welfare Committee, were cited for 
being winners in the second annual 
Bohack scholarship contest. The 
awards, this year, total $5,000, to be 
divided among eight winners. Steve 
and Maxine were further distin¬ 
guished by having their pictures ap¬ 
pear in these papers. 

Enoch Brater, a candidate for the 
post of treasurer , promised the school 
a scholarship fund if he won the 
election . He didn't , but he has decided 
to put his idea into effect. A Schol¬ 
arship Fund Committee has been 
formed with 'Enoch as chairman. Any 
funds taken in by the Carnival Com¬ 
mittee will be given to the scholarship 
. f und. 

The school was represented at the 
Mayor’s Salute to Youth celebration, 
May 8. A delegation of three G.O. rep¬ 
resentatives, Allen Benezra, Roberta 
Hershkowitz and Herbert Spar attend¬ 
ed the conference. Mayor Wagner pre¬ 
sented awards to the General Organiza¬ 
tions of the city which, during this 
year, performed outstanding school 
community service. 

On May 1, the G.O. presented a 
movie in Room 229, entitled Crisis in 
Levittown. The film dealt with the 
Myers, the first Negro family to 
move into an all-white district of 

Lincoln has selected Fred Stone to 
represent it at the American Legion 
Boys’ State of New York Conference. 
The meeting, with representatives 
from many high schools throughout 
the state, will be held at Colgate 
University, Hamilton New York, 
June 21 to June 27. 

When Herbert Lehman receives the 
Lincoln Aicard. May 27, it trill mark 
the end of eight hectic months of work 
for Peter Scola and his Lincoln Award 
Committee. —Ralph Moss 

Randall Wit Fails To 
Score at Interview 


For a top-rated comedian, Tony Randall managed to hide his tal¬ 
ents extremely well during his first high school press interview. 

Of course, this was not entirely Mr. Randall’s fault. By the time 
things had started, we were no longer as fresh, innocent or receptive 
as we once had been. The invitation said “3:30 sharp and we were 
so afraid of being late that we aban 

doned the train at 34th Street, and 
ran the last 20 blocks. We need not 
have worried. At 3:40, Mr. Randall 
was nowhere in sight, and the audi¬ 
ence was shifting ominously in its 

To fill the gap, an unidentified man 
(whom we shall call Mr. Metro) got 
up, cleared his throat importantly, 
and announced that Tony Randall 
was the greatest thing since . . . 
well, since Grace Kelly. He returned 
to *his seat, and another unidentified 
man (whom we shall call Mr. Gold- 
wyn-Mayer) rose and attempted a 
little essay into humor. We were in¬ 
formed that “Not only does Tony 
Randall come from Oklahoma 
(chuckle, chuckle) but he doesn’t 
even speak with an Oklahoma ac¬ 
cent!” We snickered politely, and 
commenced examining our fingernails. 

‘Mating Game’ 

There followed a pause which we 
used to glance through the material 
concerning Mr. Randall and his latest 
movie. Keeping in mind the fact that 
we represented high school news¬ 
papers, the powers - that - be had 
thoughtfully provided us with a pic¬ 
ture (with which to illustrate our 
articles) of Mr. Randall, Debbie Rey¬ 
nolds, and an unidentified pig (whom 
we shall call MGM) comfortably en¬ 
sconced in a haystack. Now, the pic¬ 
ture is called The Mating Game, but 
still. . . . 

At this moment, Mr. Randall en¬ 
tered, panting. He’d run from 34th 
Street, too. We immediately got down 
to the momentous task of asking him 

questions. The information gleaned— 
that is, the printable information 
gleaned—is as follows: 

1— He likes Brigitte Bardot (she’s 
very witty). 

2— If he couldn’t be Tony Randall, 

Tony and Debbie 

Nomad Art Squad Ends Exile; 
Returns to Office with Prizes 

■ RrJ Ufm_RI> BI ^^ TFU 

What is an office? Only the sensitive, artistic* Jjrton kn^ 

then he’d like to be Toscanini. 

3— All actors are neurotic. 

4— His “greatest social error” was 
marrying his wife. (Heh, heh.) 

5— Shakespeare is archaic. 

6— Some of the biggest stars have 
no talent (but this we absolutely re¬ 
fuse to believe!!) 

After these revealing little 
glimpses, Mr. Randall, with a sly 
twinkle in his eyes (brown, according 
to the dossier), confessed that he 
wasn’t quite perfect. Why, (whether 
we’d believe it or not) he’d been 
afraid to jump out of second-storey 


Here, an anguished cry of “No!” 
came from the audience, and we be- 
to show our 


An office is certainly not desks, chairs, and cluttered papers. ^'o, an office is 
a vaulted temple of Inspiration, a pulsating, constantly buzzing current of 
intellectual energy. Lincoln’s Art Squad knows too well the utter agony of 
not having one. For nine long months, they were nomads, having to make do 
with substitutes, places that weren’t 

really offices at all. 

Last September, like the swallows 
of Capistrano, the members of the 
Art Squad instinctively returned to 
their office. To their horror, they 


Soil Erosion 


Perhaps one of the most important of current municipal problems is that of 
soil erosion. Various wits make comments about the impossibility of soil erosion as 
a problem because of the absence of soil. This, of course, is not so. New York City 
has a great deal of soil, although the amount may be small in proportion to the 
total area of the five boroughs. Richmond leads in this respect with more soil per 

cubic foot than any other place on the -- 

has been free and costs have been paid by 

public contributions. The productions have 
received great critical acclaim, attendance 
has been consistently excellent, and it was 
generally agreed that a Mr. Joseph Papp, 
who was running the nightly shindigs, and 
the City of New' York were doing an ad¬ 
mirable thing by making this cultural ac¬ 
tivity available. 

However, no one had considered the 
problem of soil erosion until this year. As 
we have already established, soil erosion 
is a great problem. Any rational human 
being can see that people watching plays 
are apt to create a great deal of erosion. 

In fact, in tests recently taken, it has been 
found that, as a result of Mr Papp and 
Will S., Central Park has sunk two feet 
in the last three years. At this rate it 
will disappear from view by the year 1994. 
There are two solutions: we can fill in all 
the missing soil (a highly expensive as 
w'ell as impractical solution) or we can 
pave it at its present level. Thus, it must 
be paved. The Department of Parks, how¬ 
ever, upon whose shoulders the burden will 
fall, has demanded, rightly, that the slight¬ 
ly demented people who risk pneumonia to 
watch a play just because it’s free, be^. 
charged for the cost of putting in the 
cement. Mr. Papp says that this will do 
away with free Shakespeare: (1) Mr. Papp 
is manifestly correct. (2) Soil erosion can¬ 
not be allow r ed. (3) Cement costs money 
which the City does not have. 

We say do away with the Shakespeare! 
There are probably Communists in the 

eastern seaboard. Brooklyn, too, has large 
amounts of dirt. 

Today, however, we are going to devote 
our attention to Manhattan. The largest 
piece of unadulterated soil in Manhattan 
is called Central Park, a place of over 840 
acre3 interrupted by bodies of water with 
such original names as The Loch, The 
Lake, Pond, and Reservoir. Obviously, with 
an entity of soil such as this on its hands, 
the Department of Parks cannot be too 
careful in supervising whom (if anyone) 
it allows to erode its soil. 

* * * 

Chapter Two: William Shakespeare 
(1564-1616) was a contemporary of the 
great English playwrights Christopher 
Marlowe and Ben Jonson. (There is even 
a movement being started to prove that 
Shakespeare was really the pen name of 
Queen Elizabeth I of England, a patron 
of the arts under whom English literature 
flourished.) The physical existence of Wil¬ 
liam Shakespeare is of no real import; 
what does matter is that we have a series 
of plays under his byline which various 
people in the hysteria of following the 
crowd claim are some of the greatest works 
of literature that the English-speaking 
peoples have yet produced (even though 
the plots are weak.) 

* * * 

Chapter Three: For the past several 
summers the City of New York has allowed 
the use of Central Park for presentations 
of Mr. Shakespeare’s works. The produc¬ 
tions have especially catered to students 
and people who would otherwise never see 
a live dramatic performance. Admission 

discovered that it was already in¬ 
habited. It had become the Admin¬ 
istrative Office of Sheepshead Bay 
High School. Complaints arose imme¬ 
diately. However, even the most un¬ 
reasonable understood that Sheeps¬ 
head Bay had to have that office. 

While they stayed at Lincoln, the 
Sheepshead Bay staff carried out 
their tasks efficiently. They were not 
aware of the haggard, covetous eyes 
that carefully scanned their office or 
of the mysterious groans that arose 
outside their door. They had no idea 
of the legacy of Room 218. They ac¬ 
cepted the office innocently, not know¬ 
ing that the Art Squaders loved it 
as much as a three-year-old loves its 
dirty old woolen blanket. Without the 
office, the Squad members were begin¬ 
ning to feel insecure. 


Their insecurity didn’t seem to af¬ 
fect their work (or maybe it did, for 
many of them do abstractions) be¬ 
cause they made paintings this year 
that won national prizes. They still 
produced beautiful bulletin boards 
and clever posters. Their art was of 
a high calibre but there was some¬ 
thing wrong with them They became 
gloomy. Some developed the evil habit 
of sneaking into other groups’ offices 
to get the thrills they had received 
in their own office. All of them 
waited hopefully for the departure of 
Sheepshead Bay. 

Sheepshead Bay left for their new 
building a while ago. The Art Squad 
is extremely happy to be back in their 
old quarters but they don’t seem to 
talk about it much. They talk, rather, 
about their success in the art com¬ 
petitions. But every once in a while, 
one goes there after classes just to 
breathe the delicious office air. 


Patricia Hoff (nee Winer) is 
the mother of twin sons, Harmon 
Bradley and Jeffrey Warner. We 
are sorry to say that in the last 
issue this item was misprinted. 
Our apologies to Sheila Winer, 
her family and friends, for any 
embarrassment or inconvenience 
which this may have caused. 

good will. Mr. Randall hastily as¬ 
sured us that, with the encourage¬ 
ment of Miss Reynolds, he had 
jumped, and a sigh of relief swept 
through the room. We ran to pur¬ 
chase a box of cough-drops in order 
to be prepared for the next crisis. 

At this point Mr. Metro or Mr. 
Goldwyn-Mayer got up to announce 
that the interview was over, and that 
we could now run up to get auto¬ 
graphs. In seconds, Mr. Randall com¬ 
pletely disappeared under a mass of 
yowling humanity. However, weight- 
lifter that he is, he valiantly fought 
the mob off, signing paper, clothing, 
bald heads—anything that came into 
view—with all his might. 

As we were walking out, we passed 
an awe-struck woman who kept mur¬ 
muring to herself, “He’s quite a 
josher.” And he is. Oh, he certainly 

Lincoln Is 
Thinkin 9 

Question: How do you manage to 
fit in your social and other activities 
with your school work? 

SHARON ADLER—111-Senior 

To allow myself the extra time 
after school to participate in the 
various clubs, I forfeit my television 
privileges. I enjoy participating in 
these clubs because they have en¬ 
abled me to acquire many new 
friends and to improve my athletic 
abilities. Therefore, I believe it is 
worthwhile to forego television so 
that I may give my full and com¬ 
plete concentration to my studies and 
at the same time continue with the 

JERRY BARKAN—347-Junior 

During the week I find little or no 
time for outside activities. On week¬ 
ends, however, I manage to find time 
to do the things I like by getting my 
studying done Friday afternoon and 
early Saturday morning. This system 
usually works, but as Regents week 
comes closer we get more homework 
to do in less time, making outside 
activities rare. 


You come to school mainly to learn. 
What time you have left from your 
studying is yours to do with as you 
like. It is up to you to arrange your 
study time so that there is also time 
for extra-curricular activities. 

—Francine Luft 


Television Trend 

For several years the trend in television 
programming was moving in a path that guar¬ 
anteed the viewer an annual increase in the 
number of hours , devoted to education and 

Sunday, considered by advertisers to be 
“prime viewing time” because of the tremen¬ 
dous family audience available, became a veri¬ 
table bulwark for those in the TV industry 
who claimed that the medium was doing its 
share in shouldering the burden of mass educa¬ 
tion. Sporting a program chock full of the top 
calibre forums, interviews, and documentaries, 
Sunday became the show place of the seven 

More encouraging still, the State Board of 
Regents chartered the Metropolitan Educational 
Television Association to present and prepare 
educational programs pver Channel 11 and to 
produce a film series for the National Educa¬ 
tional Television and Radio Center. The Asso¬ 
ciation was given the job of creating the first 
truly class-type TV programs in the New York 
City area. 

But now a shortage of funds threatens to 
curtail the work of the Association. The groups 
executive committee is considering cutting per¬ 
sonnel drastically and ending all program pro¬ 
duction. Surely, the work of the Association is 
more worthy of support than scores of adult 
westerns, and should be treated as such. 

Clean Cafeteria 

Not long ago it was realized that the cleanli¬ 
ness of the cafeteria, despite the efforts of the / 
janitorial staff, was somewhat below par. 

This situation met with almost mild disbelief 
at first, for Lincoln's cafeteria has always been 
a source of pride to both the student body and 
the administration. The unusually high quality 
of both the food and the atmosphere in the cafe¬ 
teria made the lunchroom more than just an¬ 
other place to eat. It became a rendez-vous, a 
place, where friends got together, ate well, dis¬ 
cussed problems, socialized, and in general es¬ 
caped the sometimes hectic round of classes. 
Such a haven was hardly the place to look for 
civic negligence, yet it was only here that the 
usually high pitch of student cooperation some¬ 
how fell short of success. 

But the problem was quickly resolved. Led by 
H. Lass, Mrs. Florence 
Green, and a special G.O. committee, the stu¬ 
dent body characteristically closed ranks in a 
successful clean-up program. 

Worthy of note also are the flowers on the 
tables, adding another pleasant, and city-wide 
unique, touch to the cafeteria. 

Creative Arts 

It has been said before, and it probably can't 
be said too often, that the creative arts are fully 
worthy of the same kind of private and govern¬ 
ment scholarship aid given to the sciences. 

For this reason we would like to draw atten¬ 
tion to the winners of the recent series of art 
contests. Not so much because the awards un¬ 
doubtedly represent a great deal of individual 
achievement upon the part of these Lincoln 
artists, but because the prizes evidence an aware¬ 
ness of the need for making art scholarship 
financially possible. 


Published monthly during 
the school semester by 
the students of 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 



Vol. LVIII, No. 4 

May 22, 1959 


Managing Editor 

Sports Editor 


Features Editor 


News Editor 

Associate Editors 

Marvin Aufrichtig, Judith Grumette, Joan Seliger. 

Assistant Editors 

Richard Blaultein, Sharon Hammer, Ralph Moss. Victor Nie- 
derhoffer, Kenneth Yellis. 

Reporters and Feature Writers 

Linda Appleman. Meryle Bernstein. Oarol Clark. Martin Dick. 
— Richard Ebstein, Joan Felsen. Ellen Fuchs, Enid Futterman] 
Cynthia Gassman, Sandra Gold, Jerry Keesel. Jesse Krawiui 
Howard Levine, Francine Luft, Susan Metric. Mark Palmer. 
Paula Rauch, Tania Rosenberg, Jane Sanders. William Shorr, 
Alice Schwedock, Fred Spits, Fred Stone. Shirley Susman. Fat 
Sutton, Nahoma Weinper. 

Sports Staff 

Bruce Brofman. Charles Goldman. Gilbert Kruger, Howard 
Marks, Arthur Rettig, Ben Spaisman. Herbert Spar. 

Photography Staff 

Charles Sokoloff. Editor; Carl Geisler, Richard Starr. 

Business Staff 

Joan Seliger, Manager; Meryle Bernstein. Sandra Gold. Miriam 

Circulation Squad 

Michael Zablocki, Manager; Ronald Binder, Jonathan Goodscn. 
Martin Le Winter, Gerard Minsky, Richard Mondre, Alex Siegel, 
Robert Rosestein. 

Faculty Adviser 

Jesse Grumette 

Eastern Press. Inc., Brooklyn 17, N.Y. !*• 





Wn previous issues we have described the many 
benefits derived by being a member of an ath¬ 
letic team, Unfortunately , only a limited number of 
students are capable of competing on the teams 
presently in operation. Though these teams embody 
numerous and diversified sports there are still many 
sports unknown to high school competition. The 
addition of these sports would greatly increase the 
number of students actively participating on athletic 

Almost every high school student is able to ride 
a bicycle. Cycling has been a part of the Olympic 
games since 1896. The popularity of bicycle riding 
as a sport has been increasing ever since. In the 
1952 Olympics many events which were previously 
consistently won by Europeans cyclists were won by 
Australian and South African riders. A few weeks 
ago, in New York City, a six-day race was held in 
which pairs of riders rode continuously day and 
night and ate while riding. This sport could easily 
be adapted for inter-scholastic competition, the races 
being held in either Prospect or Central Park. 

* * * 

For the student who prefers a faster sport with 
more body contact, boxing would be ideal. Although 
frowned upon as a brutal and barbarous sport at 
one time, boxing has attained great respectability 
since 1930, when the Golden Gloves contests were 
started. Boxing is an integral part of most collegiate 
athletic programs. 

Under the supervision of well-trained coaches with 
proper equipment, boxing is one of the best athletic 
activities in which a boy can participate. It is one 
of the most exacting sports, requiring more physical 
movements in a shorter period of time than any 
other sport. Boxing builds self-control and confidence 
and teaches a youngster how to think and act 
quickly. Another sport in the same class as boxing 
is wrestling. When wrestling under collegiate rules, 
the athlete must be the possessor of great strength, 
skill, and stamina, and above all, he must be in 
perfect physical condition. 

The game of squash has been constantly increas- 
creasing in popularity among high school students. 
It is played with either a tennis racquet or a paddle 
and the regulation handball rules are followed. 
The use of the racquet increases power and con¬ 
trol, and allows a poor handball player to become 
a good squash player. Inter-scholastic competition 
would follow a pattern similar to that of handball. 
Another feature of squash is the relative proficiency 
attained by girls. The sport is therefore an ideal 
one for mixed doubles, which would be impossible 
in other sports. 

For the student wishing a quiet game, table ten¬ 
nis is just the thing. It is one of the few games 
where differences in the size and strength of the 
player do not markedly handicap him. It can be 
played indoors or outdoors and is suited to all ages, 
abilities, and capacities. When played strenuously it 
provides plenty of exercise and helps increase agility. 
* * * 

SHORT SHOTS: Congratulations to next term's 
football captain, Arthur Weber, and to Assistant 
Captains Art D’Antonio and Frankie Hunt. . . . The 
dual track meets are a great idea. . . . The squash 
team of Levinson and Sachs hasn't lost a single 
game. . . . v Next season's football schedule is one 
of the toughest in the city. . . . Bring your team 
home, Walter—all is forgiven. ... We still think 
the Yankees are going to, win the pennant. . . . Log 
sportswriter Victor Niederhoffer is one of the top 
tennis players in the city . . . Where would the 
Handball Team be without the Brighton Beach 
Baths. . . . There ought to be inter-scholastic com¬ 
petition for girls. 

May 22, 1959 


Page Three 

Abes Topple Grady , Tech 

But Suffer Four Defeats 

-- ! 


Tffie Lincoln Baseball Team, under the direction of Coach Herb Isaacson, has completed 
its schedule of practice games and has begun competition in its league. 

The Abes have toppled Grady Vocational and Brooklyn Technical high schools while" hav¬ 
ing tasted defeat at the hands of Fort Hamilton, Lafayette, Manual, and Sheepshead Bay high 

In their initial exhibition game, 
Lincoln was the victim of the one- 
hit pitching of Sheepshead Bay’s 
Rico Petrocelli, who homered to aid 
his own cause. In their second ex¬ 
hibition it was the Railsplitters 
who had the superlative pitching. 
Sophomore Bobby Feinstein pitched 
a one-hit shutout and scored the 
game's only run in the first inning. 

The official season opener also 
proved a successful venture for 
Coach Isaacson's forces. Coming 
from behind with a five-run sixth 
inning, the Abes defeated Grady 
by a score of 7-5. Catcher Frank 
Fiore, who drove in three runs, in¬ 
cluding the tying ones in the sixth, 
and outfielder Alan Pervil, who 
knocked in the winning run, paced 
the Lincoln attack. 

In their next encounter, the Blue- 
Gray Baseballers were outslugged 
by Manual, 16-8. The Park Slopers 
were lead by their hard-hitting 
third baseman Cordova, who hom¬ 
ered and tripled, knocking in a 
total of five runs. Relief pitcher 
David, who came in in the first 
inning and went the distance, also 
shone. Johnny Mucillo had three 
for four for Lincoln. 

Lincoln almost pulled the Lafay¬ 
ette game out of the fire. Trailing 
4-2 going into the last of the sev¬ 
enth, Lincoln scored one run and 
had loaded the bases with two out. 
Pitcher Feinstein came to bat with 
a golden opportunity to aid his own 
cause. After running the count to 
3-2, Feinstein fouled away two 
pitches and then struck out. 

The Lincoln-Fort Hamilton clash 
was another slugfest. Fort Hamil¬ 
ton, paced by three homeruns, out- 
scored Lincoln, 8-6. The homers 
were hit by Jones, Main, and Pitch¬ 
er Conte. Conte's hit in the fourth 
inning proved to be the winning 
margin. Johnny Mucillo again 
paced Lincoln with a homerun 
and a single. 


Photo by Leonard Soned 

• . . Eugene Floyd competing at a dual meet. 

Lincoln Track Team Victorious 
As Outdoor Season Commences 


Lincoln's Track Team has gotten off to a running start. It has, 
thus far, accumulated an excellent record and future prospects are 

This year an old type of track meet was brought back into use. 
Called the dual meet, it enables more boys on the team to compete 
as only two schools participate in*- 


Lincoln’s dual meet season be¬ 
gan against Madison. The out¬ 
standing performances of Captain 
Ernie Zeh, Mike Kessler, Douglas 
Lanier, and Thomas Pope led Lin¬ 
coln to a 49 to 41 victory over fav¬ 
ored Madison. 

On April 14, the Cindermen 
took first and second pla^e in 
every event againstth^n^l team 
of Sheepshead Bay^Thenmqrscore 
was 87 1 /& to 2^. 

The trackmen's third dual meet 

Star Athletes Display Talents 
In Many Lincoln Sports 


The second baseman swooped up the ball, snapped it to the first 
baseman, striking out the side. Meet Jerry Denmark and John Muc- 
cillo, person-to-person, in action on the diamond at Lincoln! Actually, 
it would require a high speed cinemascopic camera to really capture 
these two all-round athletes in motion on the athletic fields of Lincoln. 
Jerry, captain of the basketball^ 

team and a most valuable player 
at the bases for three years, and 
John, captain of the football team, 
and leading batter. 

First, let's focus the camera on 
Jerry, a well-proportioned 5', 8" 
athlete, in action at second base 
and the pitcher's mound, and on 
the backcourts of the basketball 
court. The well-coordinated athlete 
has tried all three B's in Lincoln, 



A FINE CHOICE: The election of Arthur Weber as Lincoln’s football cap¬ 
tain just about puts the icing on the cake. Here is a boy who has combined 
scholastic achievements (he’s an honor student) with athletic ability in such a 
manner that it has molded him into an outstanding person. A better choice would 
be difficult to find. ♦-———- 

A TRIBUTE: “The newly formed ‘Man¬ 
ager’s Hall of Fame' will get rolling this 
month," announces Custodian Larry Loon- 
in, “with the induction of such notables as 
Bob Ornstein, Jules Minsky, Arthur Pedo- 
witz, Barry Schwartz, Alan Pervil, Fred 
Goldstein, and Richard Sinrod." To get 
the public more acquainted with these un¬ 
sung heroes, arrangements have been made 
to include their pictures in the August 
supplement of the Log. 

INTERVIEW: Here is a typical interview 
between a Log sportswriter and Lincoln’ 
coach, followed by the final result. 

Reporter: What do you think of your 
chances for this year? 

Coach: If we get some breaks we may 
surprise everyone, although our entire 
team has been graduated! 

Eventual Headline: “Coach Highly Optim¬ 
istic; ‘We May Go All the Way,' He As¬ 
serts." * 

BASEBALL: Alan Pervil, Lincoln's 

dandy-hitting rightfielder was kidding 
about one of the Abe pitchers: “He's come 
up with a new pitch-a-strike!" 

Pervil, a senior, has made the big jump 
. . . from stickball to high school competi¬ 

This may be one way of getting things 
said, but what if. ... 

The teachers would have their own Class 
Night mimicking the students. . . . 

The cafeteria played dance music. . . . 

There were no such things as tests and 
regents. . . . 

You're caught in the pool when a fire 
drill is on. . . . 

For one day students would take over 
the teaching chores, and the teachers be¬ 
come students. . . . 

The Rifle Team moved to Los Angeles.... 

Also why. . . . 

Don’t some people show up at a Lincoln 
baseball game. . . . 

Do students get so nervous before tests, 
when they know they’re going to fail be¬ 
cause they haven't studied. . . . 

Are kids who eat like a horse, skinny.... 

Doesn’t the school install a football 
scoreboard. ... 

Do people insist that they've failed a 
test and then come out with a mark of 
97 * 1 /4%. . . . 

Pre-med man Herbert Spar's writing a 
book doesn't know what to call it though 
. . . Footballer Gary Felsher is slated for a 
soccer scholarship to Bonn State Teacher's 

basketball, baseball, and bowling 
as well as tennis and swimming. 

“I really love all sports and 
don't actually have a preference. 
It's fun and challenging to rotate 
from one to the other, in season." 
He added, “My father's enthusiasm 
for sports must have rubbed off on 
me. He encouraged me in all 
sports at an early age." 

More Athletes 

Scholastically, he has main¬ 
tained an 81% average and ex¬ 
pects to attend either Oswego 
State Teachers College or Kent 
State University. Although Lin¬ 
coln will lose Jerry at graduation, 
Jerry tells us that the Denmark 
clan has two more athletes in 
training. , 

“My two younger brothers are 
eager to follow my trail on the 
fields of Lincoln." 

“Speaking of brother acts, how 
about the Muccillo boys?" And at 
this propitious moment for your 
reporter, John Muccillo 2nd base- 
man, hitting 500, and always an 
inspiration to the team sauntered 
over. Last year he and his brother 
Andy starred on the baseball and 
football teams together. 

Versatile Athlete 

“Andy and I always did things 
together. I hope I can join him 
at Hofstra College." 

Another extremely versatile ath¬ 
lete, John captained the football 
team and scored three touchdowns 
during the season. Actually, he is 
the only member of this year’s 
team who competed last year on 
the diamond as a junior. However, 
he admits, “Football has a slight 
edge with me." 

Both Jerry and John are top- 
notch. Extremely modest and team 
men always, they are quick to ac¬ 
knowledge the valuable assistance 
they have received from their ath¬ 
letic coaches at Lincoln. 

also ended in victory for Lincoln. 
Run against Grady, the final score 
was 49 to 38. The Lincoln team 
was led by the performances of 
Gerry Foster, Douglas Lanier, 
and Thomas Pope. 

However, the season has not 
been limited to the dual meet. The 
team participated in relay events 
at the Queens-Iona College Meet 
on April 17 and 18. Lincoln took 
third: place in th e guile relay-in 
the second fastest heat of the day. 

The following week five mem¬ 
bers of the team participated in 
the famous Penn Relays in Phila¬ 
delphia. Thomas Pope’s repeat per¬ 
formance of the strong finish he 
displayed in the Queens-Iona Meet 
led the team to a second place 

By the time the Log will have 
gone to press, the May 7 meet 
against Lafayette will have been 
held. If Lincoln won, the team will 
have competed with Boys High for 
the Brooklyn Dual Meet Cham¬ 
pionship. Boys High is now the 
Indoor Interscholastic High School 

On May 20, the entire Lincoln 
team will have competed in the 
Brooklyn Championship Meet 
which is sponsored by Lincoln 
High School in memory of Morris 

Wallmen Get Set 
For Tough Season 

With the handball season well 
under way, Lincoln's chances for a 
successful year look extremely 

Although bad weather and exam¬ 
inations have kept the team 
benched, Coach William McCaffrey 
hopes the team will fare well in its 
first encounter against the tough 
team from Lafayette. At present 
Lafayette is in first place, having 
won three and lost none. In second 
place, winning two and losing none, 
is New Utrecht, a late entry into 
the league. 

With their first four games post¬ 
poned the Lincoln squad hasn't had 
much of a chance to see any com¬ 
petition. Expecting the most trou¬ 
ble to come from Lafayette and 
New Utrecht, Lincoln is getting 
set for the encounters with these 
two teams. 

Recent Tryouts 

As a result of the recent tryouts, 
several fine prospects have joined 
the ranks of the Wallmen. Among 
these are Bill Epstein, Sal Fasco, 
Bob Finkelstein, Lennie Goodman, 
Jack Rubenstein, and Elliot Tobak. 

The hopes of many students rest 
in the team's bright star Sam 
Goodman. Sam* considered the sec¬ 
ond best singles player in the city, 
finished second in the New York 
Mirror Park Tournament. Fine 
performances can also be expected 
from the rest of the team. 

Fencers Finish Third; 
Brumer Third in City 

Netmen Capture 
Opening Meet 


The Lincoln Fencing Team, coached by Mr. Sidney Shapiro, has 
finished the season third in the city and third in the Inter-State 
Fencing Tournament, with its captain, Marshall Brumer, third in the 
P.S.A.L. individual competition. 

The squad missed a first place tie with Boys High on the last 
scheduled day of .competition by^ 
only one win. The squad was one 
short of the seven wins that would 
have given the team the match vic¬ 
tory and a first place tie. 

On that day Lincoln lept to an 
immediate 3-0 via victories by 
Brumer, who had a 2-0 record for 
the day, Garl D'Angelo, who had a 
1-1 record, and David Glassman, 
who wound up 2-0. Then Boys took 
the next two. Lincoln's’ sixth vic¬ 
tory was gained by Bruce Brofman, 
who had joined the squad in mid¬ 
season. He finished with a 1-1 rec¬ 
ord. The rest of the team had los¬ 
ing records. 

In the, next day's fence-off with 
Forest Hills, a dispirited team, ob¬ 
viously disappointed at missing 
first place so narrowly, lost to the 
squad from Queens for the first 
time in four encounters, thus losing 
second place. 

It is interesting to note, as was 
pointed out by Captain Brumer, 
that Boys and Lincoln have been 
alternating for the top position. 

Next year should be Lincoln's by 
this logic. Brumer said that this 
theory is substantiated by the fact 
that the loss to graduation is mini¬ 
mized by the return of three start¬ 
ers next term. These are: Jed 
Abrams, 4-3, Bert Ferstandig, 9-11 
in “AA" spot, and Saul Schwartz, 


In addition to Brumer, D’Angelo, 

Glassman, and Schwartz qualified 
for the individual title. Glassman 
was unable to compete, Schwartz 
was defeated in the preliminary 
round, and D'Angelo was eliminat¬ 
ed in the semi-finals./ Brumer 
missed first place by two touches 
and in six encounters with Marvin 
Grafton of Forest Hills, who fin¬ 
ished second, was never defeated. 

Jay Lustig of Brooklyn Tech was 

Lincoln’s performance this year 
is considered exceptional in view of 
the inexperience of the squad, most 
of whom were trained in less than 
a year. The seasonal records of the 
individual members run as follows: 

Brumer, 46-13, D’Angelo, 41-11, 

Brofman, 3-3, Glassman, 25-15, and 
A1 Warshaw, 2-2. 

By a margin of two points, the 
Blue and Gray Tennis Team inaug¬ 
urated its 1959 campaign by sub¬ 
duing Lafayette High School. Ac¬ 
cording to newly-revised P.S.A.L. 
rules, three singles players and two 
doubles teams compete in each 

Playing in the number one slot, 
Captain Victor Niederhoffer set 
back Robert Shuman of Lafayette, 
6-1, 6-0. His pounding cross-court 
and overhead shots swept him to 
victory in his match. Norman Lizt 
broke through his opponent's serv¬ 
ice with his solid forehand strokes 
to notch out the second win for the 
Lincoln Netmen, with an identical 
score, 6-1, 6-0. 


Deadlocked after two grueling 
sets, the second doubles team of 
Mel Glenn, team manager, and 
Harry Lewis, a newcomer,was in¬ 
terrupted by darkness and declared 
a tie. Herbert Levy dropped his 
match, 2-6, 1-6, although exhibit¬ 
ing potential. 

Seasoned veterans Mel Fein and 
Richard Traunstein, first doubles 
team, hit with finality and clever¬ 
ness to clinch the decisive tally of 
the meet. 

Late Start 

Off to a late start in the cam¬ 
paign because of inclement weath¬ 
er, the Men in White, coached by 
Dr. Hecht and assistant mentor, 
Mr. Goldberg, face a tight sched¬ 
ule of competition in the next few 
weeks. Meets against New Utrecht, 
Madison, and Midwood are sched¬ 
uled in rapid succession. Wingate 
High School, an opponent of Lin¬ 
coln in former years, has moved 
on to the Brooklyn II division. 

The highlight of the season will 
come with theJP.S.A.L. singles and 
doubles championships to be held 
from June 2 to 6. The duo of Lizt 
and Niederhoffer is granted a 
fighting chance to win. 

Log S portrait 

In the Yankee Dugout 


The last time that I had met Mickey Mantle was during spring 
training in Miami, Florida two years ago. 

I recalled this event the other day at Yankee Stadium to the 
b'-UMi", 195 pound young man who roams centerfield for the World 

“?'know, I'll never forget that," 
he said. 


“Because that was the fastest 
early start that I've ever had." 

Mickey Mantle took off his cap 
and pointed to the other end of the 
Yankee dugout. “Y'see that guy 
over there." 

“Bill Skowron?" 

“Yes. That character can do no 
wrong in the spring. He's fantas¬ 

“How 'bout me, Mick," a voice 
bellowed. I turned around and dis¬ 
covered that the voice belonged to 
Yogi Berra. 

“Well Yogi, you'd be better off if 
you didn't read so many comic 

“Ba, Mick, all da good ones come 
out durin' spring trainin'." 

Yogi Berra called to the batboy 
(in doing so almost tripped on the 
dugout steps), “Hey, Butch, 
where's da rosin sack?" 

I turned to my interviewee and 

confessed that I was in need of a 
good angle for my story. 

“An angle . . . why that's no 
problem ... I was bom in Spav- 
inaw, Oklahoma. . . . Ever since 
I was a youngster . . ." 

“No Mickey, you don't under¬ 
stand. That stuff is all so common. 
Anyone can pick up a record book 
and learn those things." 

At this very moment Manager 
Casey Stengel appeared on the 

“Hey, Case," Mickey said, “may¬ 
be you can help us." 

“What's the trouble?" the Pro¬ 
fessor asked in his low grumbling 

“This young reporter's looking 
for an angle. Thought you might 
be of aid." 

I was looking forward to listen¬ 
ing to some of Casey's- well-known 
Stengelese language. 

“An angle," Casey began, “why 

I 'member there was this writer in 
Philly who once had the same prob¬ 
lem. It was a case of whooping 
cough. Now you take my infielders 
here. I got this feller in right field 
. . . the name's Bauer ... an 
ex-marine y’know. Well, it's true 
that getting Turley a few years 
back has helped us but don’t for¬ 
get the work those groundskeepers 
do on the infield. Now this Siebem 
can certainly hit the ole apple, but 
don’t underestimate this Cleveland 
bunch. That Lane would trade his 
own mother, but that National 
League race is a dandy. I wonder 
what would happen if we were in 
the other league? Boy, McDougald 
certainly’s been playing his head off 
for us. That injury had him down 
a bit . . . say, am I talking too 
fast? Didja, get an angle yet?" 

Page Four 


May 22, 1959 

Mr. Stern Discovers 
Pleasure in Teaching 


Mr. Jay Stern, teacher of history and faculty adviser of the Lin¬ 
coln Forum, has found that he enjoys the teaching profession as much 
as, if not more than, he expected to. 

He feels that it is a satisfying experience and takes “pleasure in 
seeing students grow and gain an understanding of their world and 
country.” ♦ 

Mr. Stern is a true New Yorker. 

He not only teaches in the New York 
. schools but is a product of them. He 
was • graduated from Morris High 
School in the Bronx and received 
his M.A. at City College. His gradu¬ 
ate studies were done at New York 

Before coming to Lincoln four 
years ago, Mr. Stern taught at the 
Williamsburgh Vocational High 
School and the Brooklyn High School 
of Automotive Trades. He feels that 
Lincoln is superior to these other 
schools since both the administration 
and the students are of a high cali¬ 


Mr. Stern chose the teaching pro¬ 
fession because he felt it would be 
rewarding. His decision to specialize 
in history was the result of his life¬ 
long interest in the subject. He felt 
that there was “something I could 
give to the students.” 

When not in front of a class, Mr. 
Stern spends much time reading. He 
is particularly interested in literature 
of an historical nature. Playing bas¬ 
ketball, swimming, and just plain 
loafing are some of the other activ¬ 
ities he enjoys in his spare time. But 
since he is married and is the father 
of three children, spare time is quite 

Period of History 

The period of history that Mr. 
Stern finds most interesting, and 
therefore gets the most enjoyment 
out of teaching, is the history of the 
last century and the history that is 
being made today. Mr. Stern believes 
that India’s political and spiritual 
leader Mahatma Gandhi stands out 
as the “most significant figure of the 
last 1,000 years.” He greatly admire^ 
Gandhi’s life, methods, and ideas. 

When asked whether in his ten 
years -of teaching he has noticed any 

change in students’ behavior and in¬ 
terest in learning, Mr. Stern replied 


something I could give.’ 1 

that “Students are always students.” 
He noted, however, that today’s pu¬ 
pils seem to be less inhibited than 
ever but that this has not disturbed 
him “yet.” 

High Opinion 

Mr. Stern’s opinion of the Lincoln 
Forum, of which he and Mr. Hyman 
Kisch are faculty advisers, is a very 
high one. He feels that this organ¬ 
ization is useful iA that it “brings 
out the ability to discuss and to rea¬ 
son and aids in the development of 
poise.” The Forum offers an oppor¬ 
tunity for leadership and “helps the 
student to gain a new knowledge and 
awareness of current events.” 

Mr. Stern’s philosophy and advice 
is to try “not to be too impatient in 
finding solutions to the problems of 
our nation and world and to hope 
that free men can still show that 
they are able to cope with the com¬ 
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