What’s Shakin?

With this page, 16 introduces a new feature—What’s Shakin’—which will appear regularly. It will contain items on just about everything under the sun that affect YOU—the way you think and the way you act. For the purpose of What’s Shakin’ is to help you help yourself to become as smart and as attractive as you deserve to be.

If you’re heard Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart’s groovy A&M single L.U.V.—you’re probably wondering what the song really means. Well, it’s the official theme song of the L.U.V. (Let Us Vote campaign, whose goal is to have the legal voting age lowered to 18!

It all began at the University of The Pacific in Stockton, California, and the campaign is rapidly spreading across the United States. TV host Joey Bishop is the honorary chairman of Let Us Vote, and Tommy and Bobby represent the teenage faction of the campaign.

No matter how young you are—YOU can join L.U.V. (Let Us Vote)! If you believe that 18-year-olds should be allowed to vote in national, state and local elections for Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, etc.), write to L.U.V., P.O. Box 4533, Stockton, California 95204. They’ll send you all the vital information and tell you exactly how YOU can join!

I.Q. (I Quit) is the name of a new drive by the American Cancer Society in its crusade against cigarette smoking. Heading the drive is film star Tony Curtis, who—until eight years ago—had been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day!

Tony will be doing a series of nationwide TV and radio appearances on behalf of I.Q. as well as several anti smoking “commercials” with top rock bands. Tony is determined to get this message across: IF YOU SMOKE—STOP! IF YOU HAVEN’T STARTED—DON’T! Get the message?!

“School is when you get up at 7 A.M. and then find out it’s Saturday.”

“School is when you have all the right answers but one—and that’s the one you’re asked.”

“School is being told to keep your love life outside of school—and you don’t even have a love life!”

Do these gripes or miseries sound familiar? Does it seem like you just said one of these yourself? Well, 30 eighth-grade students in P.S. 52 in Buffalo, New York—kids just like yourself—came up with answers like these when a teacher (Theresa Lopata) asked them to make a list of their gripes about school. The results were so funny that the students made a booklet of the best of them. The booklet came to the attention of the Macmillan Publishing Co. in New York City, who has published its own edition of the booklet entitled School Is—.

What started as a classroom assignment turned into a much more exciting and profitable group experience! Maybe you can think of a similar idea for your classmates! Try it and see what happens!

Nowadays, you can’t just watch and listen to your fav TV and radio shows—you have to be alert during the commercials too! Otherwise, you might miss some of your favorite stars!

For instance, Paul Revere & the Raiders signed to do some adverts for Matell Toys, and Mark Lindsay is doing a Levi’s commercial. We also have seen and heard the Raiders pitching Pontiac cars; Glen Campbell singing about Chevrolet; and Laugh-In’s Gary Owens gong [sic] all out for Ford Thunderbird. The 5th Dimension are up, up and away with TWA, while the Vanilla Fudge fly Braniff. AT&T (the telephone company) has the Yellow Payges—natch! And Coty cosmetics signed the Brooklyn Bridge. Also, while the Monkees drink Kool-Aid, the Cowsills are helping the ADA (American Dairy Association) sell milk.

But Coca-Cola has the very longest list of stars doing commercials—Tom Jones, the Box Tops, Lulu, the American Breed, Boyce & Hart, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin—to name a few!

Too often, people complain about being bored and then start feeling sorry for themselves. Rick Gawenda, a 17-year-old boy from Detroit, Michigan, leads the sort of active, full life that should be a good incentive to everyone. He excels in schoolwork, writes a column for his high school paper, builds model airplanes and plays the guitar. In his spare time, he even tutors his younger sister in algebra.

These may not seem like extra-special accomplishments, but listen to this: Rick is totally blind—and has been since he was seven! His determination to keep busy and be useful leaves no time for boredom—and its a good example to follow!!

Mind-blowin’ music is a great thing—but sometimes listening to it can damage your hearing! The Sigma Engineering Co. has come up with an answer—the “Lee Sonic Ear-Valv.” This device is a tiny hearing aid that fits into the ear and filters out damaging noises, while music and other sounds that can be heard without harm pass through the ear unaltered. The Ear-Valv is a protective filter—not an ear plug—so don’t think you can use it when you don’t want to hear the alarm go off in the morning!

Many “could-be” singers, song writers and musicians complain that no one is willing to give them that first big break. Well, they need not complain any more! The very successful production company of Koppelman and Rubin (whose clients include the Lovin’ Spoonful and Tim Hardin) say that there is a shortage of new talent and they have offered to listen to anyone, whether professionally experienced or not.

If you’re a singer, song writer or musician—and you want your big chance—contact Koppelman and Rubin at 1619 Broadway, New York City. Their phone number is area code 212, SO 5–2682.

Magazine: 16
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Page: 40