Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 5 1983, Page 30

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 5, 1983, Tokyo, Japan September 1983 Guam Pacific stars and stripes 9 teens visit Guam for week by Merrilee Zellner United services organization Agana laughter filled the air As japanese teenagers signed their names in Kanji on the b g shirt of Barbara at the United services organization in signed her name on this was All part of six fulfilled Days experienced by Over japanese teenagers participating in the activities sponsored by the Blue sea and Green land a japanese organization whose Mission is the rearing of Young people to be Strong in health and for six Days the Uso Beach was filled with excitement As youths prac tired their swimming strokes and Learned How to Canoe and using the boats brought Over on the Nippon the luxury cruise ship 500 of the students came to Guam during their two week Odyssey by sea from they Learned enough English to enable them to communicate with some of the american teen agers they hosted on Board the Chamorro fiesta food was served to the guests at the Uso by volunteers Monique program director at the organized and supervised the luncheons on the Beach and Joe usos Premier put in Over 10 hours per Day cooking for the Occas other volunteers from such organizations As the Uso the kiwanis boy scouts of Hafa Adai Latte Heights and the 4h club pitched in to net proceeds from this event will go to the new ice Cream parlor presently being built at the japanese lanterns gently swaying in the sea tables filled with International and 500 excited japanese teenagers greeted guests As they arrived at the first american cultural Exchange party on Board the Nippon Maru one hosted by the Blue sea and Green land the Uso had been asked to invite 100 american teens to this party and to a second party when the second group of 500 japanese teenagers would Peter 4h club Extension brought Over 50 teens from the 4h club who in turn invited the Yona dance club to perform a couple of local during the they performed the traditional Chamorro Batsu courtship dance wearing the traditional formal Chamorro and the Chamorro stick flashbulbs sparked the air As excited teens in the japanese by the Light of the japanese lanterns which flanked the demonstrated their skills in martial amazing the crowd with their refined other youth groups in attendance at the two parties were the Harbor youth Center from naval the boy scouts of dressed in Complete and Counselor and aides from somersault governor Ricardo Bordallo presented Ryoichi chairman of the Blue sea and Green land with the coveted ancient order of the Sasa in presented the department of Parks and recreation with 10 canoes and 10 and the Uso with five the Uso presented him with a carabao and cart specially made by the Guam rehabilitation throughout the other exchanges were made among the teenagers american teenagers brought handmade leis and Marmara to give to their new Phan Pete Lenardson Seaman Dave Todd discusses physical fitness with the found and everything from foreign coins to hats and baseball cards were the highlight of the second ship Board party was the filled with Strobe lights and hand clapping Jon president and general manager of k57 radio Sta was pulled into a Circle of dance crazed american and japanese the rhythm of the music created a Bond and overcame the language everyone was so caught up in the music that the party was extended by an at 9 the guests were ushered out Given b g and bade a fond teenagers crowded the decks waving and shout ing their Only the Stream ers were missing As the guests left by buses and Many said they appreciated the Opportunity for having such a cultural Exchange and look Forward to next year when the b g foundation will bring another group of enthusiastic japanese Stu dents to couple living aboard catamaran in Harbor by Laura Neitz Guam Bureau chief Cabras Island the 35by20foot wind gently rocking at her mooring 50 Yards off Shore is Home to Ken and Jeanne the dam Massas own the boat shop on Marine where Ken builds nine and twelve foot boats and Jeanne will sew anything made of Canvas from boat covers and awnings to aprons and tote they choose to live on the boat because its very Jeanne there is no rent to pay except for the Small Cost of belonging to the Marianas yacht which provides a dryer and showers for members As Well As the camaraderie of Good and when they need they generate it by running their engine never worrying about Power Ken has no Lawn to and except for scraping the Hull free of barnacles now and Upkeep is As is House its Jeanne the Bam Massas do not own a but there is a stereo on Board and Jeanne has a stove with an because of sea there is no need for air but should a still night occur they take their bedding topside and sleep on Ken built the boat in two years in Santa he sailed with the Aid of another from san Diego and travelled throughout the Marshall islands before coming to after meeting Jeanne they were married and decided to make the boat their one of the biggest drawbacks of living aboard a boat occurs during typhoon sea the mooring to which wind chime is attached is not a protected one for High wind Jeanne said that the boat had to be moved at least six or seven times during last years typhoon theres Only one place that the unprotected smaller vessels can go to and that is up the Piti Channel to their typhoon boats Are tied up to several anchors Are put out and they can safely ride out High winds its peaceful Anu quiet and when you want to wind you slip off your Back porch and there you the Dammassa its peaceful and quiet Laura Neitz

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