The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on June 13, 1959 · 15
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 15

Atlanta, Georgia
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Saturday, June 13, 1959
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QUITS COMMK.XTS ; Legal Asre 21 An Injustice! Georgia students are sharply divided as to the wisdom of lowering the legal adult age to 18 years. Many students agree with Connie Earnett, 14, Smyrna, that most teens have completed their high school education by the time they're 18, and "a graduate is .intelligent enough to vote . . . deserves the privilege of being called an adult." But almost as many take the opposite view, including Atlan-tan Jimmy Clotfelter, 16, who maintains "the zi-year-oia is in many ways more mature than an 18-y e a r-q 1 d." Jimmy points out the 21-year-old ''is closer to marriage; has finished l ; I or practically iJLafexkteMI finished his ciuiie B.mrtt education when the 18-year-old probably has not; has a job and is fairly settled into his adult life." The Atlantan adds that "age really has little to do with maturity, but if the legal age is lowered from 21 to 18, it could then be lowered to 17, to 16 and so on." Barbara Ilindman, 14, Fair-burn, thinks "the years between . 18 and 21 should be left to allow the majority of teens to mature and properly prepare for adulthood , . . Although some are mature enough to accept adult responsibilities at 18, many are not properly prepared by then. To change' the legal adult age would be unfair to them ... They may try to take on responsibilities they cannot handle, and fail to uphold their standards." In his winning "letter, Atlantan Jim Black, 18, declares a teen-ager can ". . . see the injustice of this law" that sets the legal age at 21. He continues: In the state -Z of Georgia, the legal age should be lowered to 18 because (I) a person vwu vote in all elections at ' 18 years. This privilege extends to each the right to . choose his ji state officials and i Blark his na- f - X : n A f 'I - f J 1 8 ; 7 tional leaders. Yet, he is not considered of legal age. Is this not paradoxical? And (2) young men are required by law to register for the draft when they're IS. During World War 11 hundreds of 18-year-olds lost their lives defending their 'r country against foreign ag-" gression. If a third world , war were to start today, thousands of 18-year-olds like ATLANTA BUCKHEAD DECATUR WEST END MARIETTA !il!l-ll!l!Ml WINTHROP makes a package of pleasure for iatfieft's Sl Y, J Here's the "different" kind of a gift you to give... the kind of gift he'll enjoy getting . and wearing. jf""TSc on o a THE "SQUIRE genu ine llama calf, unlined, soft- heel construction. Styled for comfort end smart looks. Black, tan, coffee brown. $1 yj95 AA-f, 6VI-I2 $ j7 ty (: SS :J Ci(t i V ' .'..V Certificates Upl : ' Available nil GIFT WRAPPING FOR FATHER'S DAY GIFTS Charge Accounts Invited ' .' . 1 ' 1 11 myself would be placed on active duty. Still we are not considered of legal age. Is this an in-justice? I believe it is. Atlantan Lynn D a n 1 e I, . 16, agrees, pointing out that if "more responsibility were given m! young people ; from 18 to 20, they will try to make a wise choice when f I voting, which - I might help bet-I J ter our state, " , , country and i world. "Today's I young people ' LJ have turned Y r Lyna Daniel Ttl 0 t e ' tO the church when they need help and guidance than they did 30 years ago. This is the main reason they are more mature, not wnly spiritually, but mentally. Are Movies Vital Part Of Teen Life? Are movies really a vital part of modern teen-age life? How? Why? What is the real Importance of movies in relation to today's teen-agers? What kind of films do average teens approve? ' , The Constitution will pay $10 to the high jschool student who writes the best letter on this subject and $1 for each additional letter used. Address entries to Young Ideas Editor; include name, age, home address. Leters must be postmarked by midnight Tuesday, June 16. Please include a photo with your letter. Sandy Springs Key Club Is Organized Francis Saunders Jr. has been elected president of the newly organized Key Club at the Sandy Springs High School. The Kiwanis Club of Sandy Springs, parent organization, was host to members at a banquet, when Ed Zachert, school principal ' and 'chairman of the Jtiwanis Youth Committee, was recognized for the outstanding work of his committee in organizing the new service club. dau LIVE 21) v -.. IT" n 1 it f ms DELEGATES GET SENDOFF TO U.N. PILGRIMAGE Dale Newberry, 1958 Winner; Pilgrimage Will Visit United Nations Five high school students in the Atlanta area have been selected as delegates to the 10th annual United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth this month. The delegates Include Patricia Diane Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack N. Brown, Smyrna, a student at Campbell High School; Diane Elaine Mew-born, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Mewborn, 1574 Brae-burn Dr., SE, student at Murphy High School; Marguerite Norton, daughter of Mrs. W. A. Norton, Fairburn, student at Campbell High;1 Shelia Estelle Satterfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Satterfield, Lithia Springs, student at Douglas County High; Glenda E. Shields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Shields, 712 Pasley Ave., SE, student at Murphy High School. The youths left this week for an educational bus tour, ex-, tending into the lower part of Canada, covering some 3,000 miles of travel. They will spend six days in New York to study and observe the U.N. in action. Delegates are selected on th . basis of "character, leadership, scholarship, interest in civic affairs, participation in church young people's groups, interest in world affairs and general fitness for taking part." They must be sophomores or juniors in high school. The expense-paid trip Is made available and sponsored by the Local Joint Youth Committee representing the several Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges In this area. Miss Louise Garner, Atlanta, is committee chairman. Atlanta was the starting point for the pilgrimage. Delegates from Georgia, South Carolina, SUMMER Left to right: Rose Marie Reid's "Admiralty", lastex suit with detachable sailor collar in navy or red with white, 9 to 15, 17.95 Rose Marie Reid's "Bo-Belle", lastex knit cotton suit in brown or green with white, fun-bow in front, 9 to 1 5, 1 9.95 Try them on for "sighs"! Our exclusive McAlan separates in blue and white striped Arnel. Bermudas, slim skirt or clam digger, 5 to 1 5, 6.95 each. McAlan Arnel topster, washable white, 5 to 15, 4.95 219 Shop, first floor and Buckhead till i if Staff Photo Wiley Perry Carolyn Wright, .Anntston, Ala. for Youth Alabama and Cuba assembled here for a banquet and a tour of the city before beginning the trip. Special guests at the banquet included parents, friends and members of the sponsoring order. During the week in New York, the students will be briefed by a representative of the U.S. Mission to the U.N., and will interview representatives of the U.S.S.R., and other nations. At the headquarters of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, chief of the U.S. delegation, the teens will learn about the part the U.S.A. plays in U.N. affairs. Upon their return delegates will make talks in regard to their experiences on the pilgrimage and their U.N. study, to various church and civic groups, schools, lodges, fraternities. ' FAN . CLUBMARKS (In answer to numerous requests, Young Ideas will print official addresses of individual fan clubs whenever space permits.) DICK CLARK FAN CLUB: Mary McCusker, president, 418 Woodland Ave., Glendora, N.J. FRANKIE AVALON FAN CLUB:, Thomas Rola, president, 12199 Santa Rosa, Detroit 4. Michigan. ' ELVIS PRESLEY FAN CLUB: Mable Talley, president, Rte 1, Anderson, Mo. Kathe Mullen A 'Miss Teen9 Finalist Atlanta's Kathe Mullen, a pretty 16-year-old brunette, In one of 24 finalists selected from thousands of contestants throughout the nation for the title of "Miss Teen, U.S.A.." which was won -by Peggy Collins of Lake Charles, La. A picture of Kathe appears in the July issue of a national teen-age magazine. Although this Is the North-side High student' first entry in a national beauty contest, she has won numerous honors on the local level. W-BRONZE tnj CTiarls v Right now, you can have that wonderful bronze tan while you take the sun without burning! For Sun Bronze is sun shaded and contains Rev-enescence Liquid to keep your skin moist. Sun Bronze Deeptone, tube, 2.00; Sun Bronze, bottle, 2.00 and 3.50. Plus tax. Cosmetics, first floor and Buckhead JpAllen m- the 219 CLUB TEEN BEAUTY Atlanta's Kathe Mullen 1 T. ! J . h f Aitv THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Saturday, J,m 13, 1939 15 Clinic Planned August 28-29 As part of its campaign to promote clean sportsmanship, the State YMCA of Georgia is providing " training experience for high school cheerleaders through a clinic at Rock Eagle Tark near Eatonton. . High schools throughout the if A ! U We give you a swim cap with your PLAYTEX PANTY BRIEFS They fit like a second skin, look like the figure divine under your most form-fitting slacks, shorts and swimsuits. Dry in a wink, too! Playtex living panty brief, 4.95 Playtex magic controller panty brief with "Finger" panels for extra control, 6.95. XS, S, M, L. White or pink. Regular 1.29 swim cap is complimentary when you buy a playtex brief. First Floor Lingerie and Buckhead OW. S. Pat. Foreign Pat. Pend 185V by International Latex Corp. 7 I state are Invited to send their cheering corps to the clinic, scheduled for August 28-29. Leadership for the clinic will be provided by college .cheerleaders, selected from the South and supervised by the YMCA professional staff.

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