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20 TI1E TAMPA TIMES, Wednesday, October 10, 19C2 THE TEEN PANEL Public-Sponsored Recreation Backed Vh 00 "S-- eVw I fa- I It a ji.r -k -J--' i 'rr -T I' else to do unless you go to a picture show, and there's only one." He suggested more baseball leagues in addition to the American Legion league. "Tennis, badminton, swimming and other sports ought to be emphasized in (summer) leagues, too," Ken said. "I spend 95 per cent of my time in the summer glued in front of television, because there's nothing else to do," Frances said. Both Frances and Mary expressed interest in more recreational activities for girls. Frances said: "I would like to see something like sewing classes in the summer led by adults who could help you with sewing and things like that." Gerry suggested mixed athletic leagues in sports suitable for participation by girls and boys together.

Charm and This Week's Panelists TEEN OF THE WEEK John Birkenmaier poses with his disc jockey equipment set up in a curtained-off corner of the East Bay High stage. WINS MANY AWARDS Outstanding Actor Makes 'Em Laugh By BOBBI JOXES Somewhere in a classroom at East Bay High sits a tall, lanky, disheveled senior, his large frame stretched leisurely across two aisles and one small desk. With the sound of the bell his gloomy look changes to one of rapture. He grabs his books, and makes a mad dash for the door. Once outside the classroom, the fun begins.

The comical antics of this clever young man are an essential part of the between-class madness. He's known as "The Nut," "The Brain," and most of all, as John Bee! John Birkenmaier, John's real name that to him is unnecessary, has this to say about himself: Tm a strange one. I do believe that I am a little insane, but I don't care. I'm very talented as well as intelh- gent, but at the same time I'm dumb. "My major problem is my mental and emotional I instability.

Actually I'm a very shy person. All these nutty things I pull are just a big front." John is not being conceited when he says he has many talents, he is merely stating a fact. This boy can do any- fashion schools were advanced by Ken as ideas for girl activities. The panelists said they felt the local government organizations emphasize recreation for adults but could provide more for teen-agers. "There should be more leagues for youths, instead of just for adults," Gerry said.

"The county goes all out for state parks; the thinking is mainly for adults," Frances said, noting that school recreation is closely associated with academic work, grades and the like. "The recreation emphasis is on adults and small children, but there is little for the teen-ager," Ken said. Ken cited as an example of well rounded recreation a city in Alabama where "all the teen-agers got together and petitioned the city and the government purchased an old armory building" where bowling, booths and a fountain were set up. "There was no trouble getting into a chess game, a card game or a shuffleboard contest." he said. He added that this was not only a boon to teen-agers, but it was a factor in attracting industry, because persons interested in settling in the area were favorably impressed by the recreational facilities offered their children.

The panelists agreed there is a hunger among teen-agers for the arts, too. "I liked the Tampa Philharmonic appearance here," Mary said. Ken noted that some phases of the arts were available to adults, but that students, for the most part, had to go to Lakeland or to Tampa "for something cultural." He cited the city library as a good example of something cultural for teen-agers as well as for adults. The student forum found itself in some disagreement when the subject veered to school activities. Ken called for more advanced studies and additional activities, which, he said, were not available because of lack of funds.

"I have enough to keep me busy all the time," Gerry said. "I thought we get everything we want," Mary said. "Look at our graduates they're doing all right, getting degrees," Frances said. "If we lack anything, it's because we, the students, are too lazy to bring it up." Gerry agreed that "we could do more ourselves to help" (call attention of authorities to the things we want). Ken said the Alabama petition was a good example of teen-age initiative in this respect.

Ken said billiards should be recognized as a respectable form of teen-age recreation inasmuch as it has lost its former taint, and tables can now be found in the best of clubs. By LEONARD BROWN Times Staff Writer Public-sponsored recreation, through city -organized centers and through the county school system, is constantly growing, with more and more activities for youngsters directed and organized by the community. Is this good or bad? Are teen-agers too reliant upon city or county agencies for their recreation? The answer, from this week's Times teen-age panel, is clear: Give us more, but let us have some control, too. A panel of Plant City High School students agreed that cities, counties and schools can't give teen-agers too much direeted recreation. Especially during the summer months.

Ken Brahmer sees community recreation as a way for parents to have a hand in the kind of entertainment-their children indulge in, a deterrent to roving youngsters seeking fun out of town and a weapon against vandalism. "The more supervision parents can have, the more guidance they can help us with, the more certain we are to indulge in activities that are right, with the right people; whereas, if we go out of town, we do not have that supervision," he said. "We need more community recreation, with city and parental supervision, yet we do what we feci is important and what we enjoy," he said, referring to student advisory councils working with adult supervisors in determining activities. "This would discourage vandalism and immature activities" particularly if the facilities were available in the community, and teenagers would not have to go out of town to find recreation," he added. Gerry DuBois noted that the Plant City Planteen, a dance and recreation organization run by the city, was operated with a director and a teen council group.

Frances (Fi) Zambito and Marv Black, who is on the Planteen advisory group, agreed with the boys that the Planteen was the proper approach to teen-age recreation. But, they indicated that they would like to see the Planteen idea expanded, adding to the dancing and ping-pong now offered such activities as shuffleboard, billiards, athletic leagues and homemaking crafts. The panelists were unanimous in the feeling that adult supervision and direction of recreation did not dull their initiative or in any way spoil their fun. "We have to have someone there in charge," Gerry said. Frances and Mary agreed someone should be present to "oversee." Chief complaint of the panelists was a shortage of suitable recreation in the summer time.

"There's nothing in the summer except the Planteen," Gerry said. "There's nothing Frances Mary PhU hj Mlk SUrliny) SUNSHINE IS ALWAYS WELCOME That's what these girls might be saying as they bask in the sunshine of Rob- inson High's patio, and they should know, for Beverly Bevis (left), of sunny Flor- ida, visited in sunny Italy last summer, and Vittoria Vinci, exchange student at Robinson, is from Italy herself. ROBINSON GIRL REPORTS Italian Trip Wonderful Beverly, 16, a senior at Robinson and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.

Wayne Bevis of 6523 Bayshore. went on a trip sponsored by the Lions Inter- national summer exchange program. Bev erly began her trip by flying to Holland, where she-" was the guest of a Dutch ZI' By NANCY HARTWELL How would you like an all-expense-paid trip to Italy? That's what Beverly Bevis had this summer. GIBBONS FIRST family and visited the Next she flew to tngland where she stayed with an Air force uncle for several and then to Bavaria. 1 thing! Probably his greatest talent is his ability to make others laugh.

As an artist, he has the makings of a great cartoonist. John is an excellent actor. For his portrayal of Steve -Draca in East Bay's junior class play of last spring, "I Was a Teen-Age Dracula," he received the Holland-Wilson Best Actor Award. Also, East Bay's Drama Club, "The Foot- lighters," presented John with its Best Actor Award for his performance in "Pride and Prejudice." At the present time John is engaged in his own business, that of being a disc jockey. As John puts it, "I'm in the entertainment business -w ith a machine of my own doing that I call 'Music Central." I use it at teen centers and school dances throughout the Tampa area.

It reminds -you of bringing a whole radio station to a dance. And it costs less than a night's rental of a juke box." "In the future I want to go into any and all forms of entertainment," John explains. "I have a dream a dream of my own commercial radio station. It will only be a matter of time and work before I'm nationally known." DENTAL NURSES TRAINED Brewster Presents Finally she went to where she stayed for tv.o' Holy Names Opens Enrichment Talks weeks in Bari, a city on the," Adriatic Sea. "It actually has more pro- pie in it than Tampa, said Beverly, "but it isn't so spread out." Here she lived with an Italian family which consisted "I of two girls, 22 and 20 years old, and two boys, 16 and 20.

Since only one person in? the family spoke English, sheZ said Communication was rather difficult at first." Beverly visited the south-' Courses OTHER CLUBS ACTIVE TOO Ken Gerry These are the Plant City High School teen-agers who made up this week's Times teen panel: Frances "Fi" Zambito, senior; president, Kiwanettes; treasurer, Honor Society; secretary. Student Senate; reporter, Senior Class; advertising manager, The Spokesman; home room president. Ken Brahmer, senior; Boys State representative; Florida Young Americans for Freedom; sergeant, Band; member of the dance band; member of National Forensic League; chemistry laboratory assistant. Gerry DuBois, senior; president, Student Senate; president, Senior Class; home room vice president; member Honor Society, Junior Optimist; chemistry laboratory assistant. Mary Black, junior; cheerleader, Kiwanette, member Future Teachers of America, home room secretary-treasurer.

FHA Plans president of program of work; Diane Barwick, vice president of projects; Ginger Colding, vice president of degrees; Linda Jameson, vice president of recreation; Joann Strickland, vice president of publicity; Linda McCrany, secretary; Wanda Norris, treasurer; Thurlene Buzbee, historian; Jane Cooper, parliamentarian; and Pamela Hunter, county council delegate. At the first meeting of the county council, held at Hillsborough High School, Pamela was accompanied by Linda Jameson, Jane Hill and the Pinecrest homemaking teacher, Mrs. Lavina Laybold. Linda gave a talk on the national FHA convention which she attended last July in Salt Lake City. Jimmy Cuthbertson, president of the Pinecrest FFA chapter, was elected president of the County FFA Federation at recent meeting in Brandon.

The Student Council will have a color day Oct. 25. Everyone will wear the school colors, red and white, and the council will sell doughnuts. The Future Teachers 'of By CAROLINE SETZER State Sen. Sam Gibbons launched what promises to be a most successful enrichment program at the Academy of Holy Names last week.

The senator presented the first in a series of nine lectures scheduled for the school year. Speaking on the topic, "Florida State for All States," he pointed out Caroline the assets and the liabilities of the Sunshine State. After Senator Gibbons' speech, the floor was open to questions. This led to a discussion of subjects ranging from the Common Market to the encephalitis scare. Each month a talk will be presented in the school auditorium for the benefit of the junior high and high school girls.

The coming lecture will concern the objectives of the Strike Command. Lt. Col. Mitchell J. Hazam will deliver this talk on Oct.

25. On Nov. 15, students will learn about "Teen-age Responsibility Aid to Justice," from Judge Bob M. Johnson. The series will continue on Dee.

20, when Miss Mildred Gibbons and Miss Martha Franco from Catholic Charities Bureau will describe social welfare work in Tampa. Dr. Robert Campbell will explain our response to illness on Jan. 17. Chuckle An English class was given this sentence to punctuate: "Woman without her man is a savage." When the teacher checked the answers, she found that the boys all punctuated one way, all the girls another.

Boys: "Woman, without her man, is a savage." Girls: a Without her, man is a savage." i Many By PATTI COLLINS There are many fields from which a student at Brewster Vocational High School might choose which are not available at high schools in Tampa and Hills borough County. One of these Is the field of dentistry. r. John David inruclor of the dental nurses training- Patti course. 1 Because of his heart-warming personality.

Dr. Bertoglio was honored with the dedication of the 1962 annual. Hair Raising Racket Still Going Strong By JEANNE STURTRIDGE Music is the heartbeat of a changing world. Wherever we go some kind of music leaches us. There is a different type of music to be enjoyed by everyone.

The average teen-ager eats, drinks, and sleeps the ever popular swing. Much to the despair of the not so hep parent or grownup, this hair-raising racket seems to be an undying fad. Such may be the case, and at Plant High School this is no exception. As far as records are con ILv Fine Busy Year America elected officers last year, but met recently to organize for the new year. The FTA plans to help buy an air conditioner for the library.

The club will sell candy bars later for this cause. The senior class has elected the following officers: Jimmy Cuthbertson, president; Tommy Holland, vice president; Laura Rouse, secretary; Ray Simms, treasurer; Kenneth Jameson, reporter. In the way of moneymaking projects, the senior class hopes to have a work day, where everyone will offer his or her services to members of the community for a donation. New officers of the Pinecrest chapter of the National Honor Society are Ray Simms, president; Tommy Holland, vice president: Barbara Knauf, secretary; Dianne Stanley, treasurer; Jimmy Cuthbertson, parliamentarian; Melvin Jameson, reporter. New teachers this year include Mr.

Bill Broxon, assistant coach, who teaches science, and Mr. Raymond Tingle, band director, who teaches math. Tampa's phenomenal growth will be the topic for discussion on Feb. 21, when Wil-lima C. Gilmore of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce addresses the students.

The last three speakers and their topics will be Henry S. Toland of the Exchange National Bank, on the place of banking in the home, March 27; Mrs. Simon Dingfeldcr, Tampa Art Institute, on the art and joy of living, April 25; and Henry H. Armour International Business Machines, on automation and its future in business, May 2. The Senior Class will present Marcel Maurette's three act play, "Anastasia," on the evenings of Oct.

18 and 19. Spirits High AtTCH By PAM DAMERON Spirits are high at Tampa Catholic High School, the city's newest high school, and the enthusiasm of the student body has swelled enormously during the first month it has been open. Tampa Catholic High, located at the corner of N. Rome Avenue and Wishart Boulevard, was built somewhat in the center of the Tampa area, so that it would be possible for teens from all over this area to enroll. Present facilities include eight classrooms five freshman and three sophomore home rooms and a fully equipped science laboratory, a library and a clinic, as well as office facilities.

The grounds are large enough to allow for expansion as the new units are added. The students attending Tampa Catholic find that senior high school life requires more work and concentration than the late junior high years. They realize this and are resolving to conquer their difficulties. Like all other schools, Tampa Catholic has extracurricular activities. One of its most popular is its football team, which won victories in its first two games.

Another important activity is the Future Nurses Association, to which many of the girls long. The teachers at TCH were quick to notice how hard the students were working, both scholastically and athletically. Mrs. Dalia L. Perez, who teaches Spanish and reading skills, had this comment on the attitude of the student body as a whole: "I am deeply impressed by the spirit of cooperation, the interest and seriousness in studies which prevail among the student body." Tampa Catholic teens are proud of their school, and will try their hardest to keep the standards of their school high.

em part of Italy with the familv. stavine in Rome three- days and Naples for two Alter mat sne naa tne pnv- ilege of spending a day Capri, which she evaluated as wonderful. "Italians," she said, "grn-; erally accept things as they. are and aren't worried about changing things. I think are much more spontan-.

eous than Americans." Beverly was selected to par-t ticipate in the summer ex- change program by the ijiwita juiciiidiiuuai. nil cuii-. dren of Lions 16 years of age or older are eligible. A for-. eign language is dui noi required.

In reference to not know- ing Italian, Beverly said that IT' in her opinion, attitude and a willingness to learn are morcH important than actual knowl- edge of the language. "2 ZL' It is interesting to note that Robinson's exchange studqJi Vittoria Vinci, is from Italy, -but Beverly said that she was unable to visit northern Italy, where Vittoria hails from. East Bay Picks' Class Officers Students at East Bay HiqhU. School have elected the lowing class officers for thell 1962-63 school year: Senior class President. Blake Tyler; vice president, JJ rtonnie iicnois; secretary, Mary Sue Corson; treasurer, Art Pettigrew.

Junior class President, Sonny Lazar; vice president, Ginger Williams; secretary, JJ Laura Stone; treasurer, Marsha Simmons. Sophomore class Pres.i-" dent. Mikp ATrlCprmf' viVo president, Jimmy Smith; retary, Linda Tantimonaco; treasurer, Shelley Tincher and Mary Beth Gardiner. Freshman class President, -J Floyd Swilley; vice president, Sydney Cherry; secretary, Diana Kuhn; treasurer, WantU Exum. Linda Allen Chosen Pinecrest Cover Gir; As one of its projects this Zl year, the senior class at Pine-crest High will have a calen-dar for sale which will have a picture of a Pinecrest.

girl on each month. The girls were chosen the faculty at the request of the senior class. The girls are as follows: Linda Allen, Helen Eady, Ethel Stone, Jane Hill, Dianne Powell, Dianne Bar--J wick, Jeanette Prine, Wanda Norris, Sandra Lloyd. Sandra Link, Joan Hill, Lee Flag, -Pam Hunter. Linda Allen received tht most votes and will the cover girl.

In Dr. Bertoglio's course, the girls learn to be assistants. These students attend classes in which they learn typing, bookkeeping, and filing which will help them to do the administrative jobs in an office. This course, right along with their dental course, is taught by the Business Education Department. Through working diligently, these assistants acquire gentleness, patience, and understanding, thus helping to pacify the patient.

This year the dental clinic had more than 80 applicants, but only 27 were accepted. There are two senior high school students and nine junior students taking the course. These girls will not only learn a profitable skill, but will also earn a high school diploma. Some girls are planning to take additional training and become dental hygienists. Before the girls were accepted, each had to complete an application and take a general aptitude test.

Dental care for welfare patients is executed in the Brewster Dental Clinic. Scheduling and arranging for patients is done by Dr. Bertoglio. The cleft palate rehabilitation group meets every third Friday of the month with Dr. Bertoglio and the dental nurses.

This year the dentists and the school facilities made all the mouth guards for more than 1,000 high school and junior high school football players in Hillsborough County. Meet Our Correspondents Virginia Hiers is The Times' school page correspondent from King High 4 School. A very active junior, Virginia is a jT student Coun- cil representa-v tive, and a 1 member of the i i i school organizations: Clarion (yearbook) staff. National Thespian Society, Club, Teens and Virginia chorus. She also is president of the Temple Terrace Methodist Youth Fellowship.

Her interests include any kind of dramatics, singing, swimming, dancing, watching stock car races, and writing, especially journalism. Pinecrest By KENNETH JAMESON The Pinecrest High School FHA chapter has started off the new school year in busy fashion, electing and installing officers, and planning for a year of work, fun and growth. The following officers were elected: Barbara Knauf, president; Jeanette Prine, vice SHA Seniors Eagerly Wait For Ring Day By BEVERLY SHEA For the 35 seniors at Sacred Heart Academy, the day they've been eagerly awaiting is almost That day is Oct. 16, and it's the day that will truly label them seniors. The ring ceremony, to be held in the school auditorium, is an annual event at Sacred Heart and one which the girls will long hold in memory.

The ceremony, starting at 8 o'clock in the evening, will be opened with a word of welcome by the senior class president, Barbara Ma-honey, followed with a brief talk by Diane Lumpee, class vice president, on the origin, history and symbolism of the SHA class ring. The class ring, as Diane's speech will tell, symbolizes accomplishments of the student during this period of his life. It originated in the year 1835, and was purchased by graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. It is generally believed that this was the first American school to use rings as a sign of common recognition. The custom spread rapidly and today the senior ring represents the most widely recognized custom in the world of education.

The Rev. James M. Buckley, S.J.. pastor, will then bless and present the rings to the seniors. After this, he will give an address.

The ceremony will close with a word of thanks from the class president and the singing of the school song by the student body. r- 7 A cerned, students at Plant fpcm to focus their attention on popular albums as well as the single recording. The once-popular teen-age idol has become a thing of the past. Each record and artist is valued for what it is worth. So it is easy to see that a record and an artist may come and go.

The Top Ten 1. Do You Love Me? The Contours. 2. Sherry, The Four Seasons. 3.

AH Alone Am Brenda i Lee. 1 4. Rebel, The Crystals. 5. Patches, Dickey Lee.

6. King of the Whole Wide World, Elvis Presley. 7. Till Death Do Us Part, Bob Barun. 8.

Love Me As I Love You, George MaharUs. Up On the Roof, The Drifters. 10. Last Night I Had A Wonderful Dream, The Ma i jors. Staff Phot bj Paul Mitrbrll TEACHERS MUST STUDY, TOO While you students were taking it easy during summer vacations, chances are your teachers were hard at work preparing themselves to teach you better this school year.

Here Sister Delia Louise, head of the language department at the Academy of the Holy Names, uses the academy's new electronics learning center to make on-the-spot corrections of pronunciation mistakes by other teaching.

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