NNHS Newsletter -
“A healthy body and soul come from an unencumbered mind and body.”
- Ymber Delecto
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Is it possible that we've never used this 1966 classic before?!?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDyOulteViU - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration - Righteous Brothers - live
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzB-3Ff5GZM - (You're My) Soul and Inspiration - Righteous Brothers - better audio with creative slide show
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28You%27re_My%29_Soul_and_Inspiration :
"(You're My) Soul And Inspiration" was the first and only major hit for American popgroup The Righteous Brothers after parting ways with their long time producer, Phil Spector, as well as the title track to the album. The single peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian CHUM Charts as well as reaching #15 on the UK Singles Chart.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Monty Phillips ('62) of VA AND Bill Wolfley ('70) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
21 - Betsy Turner Bateman ('70) of VA AND My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX;
22 - Peggy Lovic Hooper-McLain ('57);
23 - Evelyn Casey Snead ('57) of VA AND Peggy Hartsel Sack ('57);
24 - Donald Smith ('57) of
25 - Lolly Wynne Burke ('57)!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
|April 17, 1941 - The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany.|
TODAY IN WWII:
April 18, 1942 - The Doolittle Raid on Japan: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe and Nagoya were bombed. KEEP READING.....
April 18, 1942 - Pierre Laval became Prime Minister of Vichy France.
April 18, 1943 - Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was killed when his aircraft was shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
April 18, 1945 - Over 1,000 bombers attacked the small island of Heligoland, Germany.
April 18, 1949 - The aircraft carrier
USS United States (CVA-58) was laid down at
Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, the United States was
canceled five days later, resulting in the
Revolt of the Admirals. KEEP READING.....
YESTERDAY IN 1965:
Saturday, April 17, 1965 - Actor William Mapother (Lost) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a first cousin of actor Tom Cruise (as his father and Cruise's father were brothers).
Saturday, April 17, 1965 - Urban planner Yoshiki Kuroda (黒田慶樹) was born in Tokyo, Japan.
TODAY IN 1965:
Sunday, April 18, 1965 - Radio disc jockey Rob Stenders was born in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Sunday, April 18, 1965 - Inventor Guillermo González Camarena (born 17 Feb 1917 in Guadalajara, Mexico) died in a car accident in Puebla, Mexico at the age of 48.
From Me ('65) of IL - 04/15/10 - "Severe Goof-Off Time Rapidly Approaching":
On Monday, April 19 my sister Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59 - of NC) and our cousin Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64 - of VA) are driving out for a much postponed and long overdue visit. We have convinced them to stay until Monday, April 26. There shall be much rejoicing and raucous laughter! Beyond Memorial Editions, any work that is accomplished by me during that week will be purely accidental.
From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 04/14/10 - "WW II date":
April 18th this year will mark the 68th anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. I leave it up to you to report on the raid itself, but offer the following since I'm pretty sure your source for such abbreviated announcements won't include some NNS connections (below) which I am sure will be of interest to your readers....
The so-called Doolittle Raid got started on December 21,
1941 when FDR expressed a desire that Japan be bombed as soon as
possible to boost American morale following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The military quickly determined that it seemed possible that a medium army bomber (B-25) could fly off an aircraft carrier and do the job. Two were loaded onboard USS HORNET (CV-8) and secretly and successfully flown off on February 3, 1942 (at-sea recovery was not possible for that large an aircraft in 1942). Construction of the HORNET had been completed by Newport News Shipbuilding just a few months before, in October, 1941.
|Army Air force Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle was put in charge of the secret project. Sixteen B-25s were modified for the over-water mission and then flown to Alameda, California. On April 1, 1942 they were loaded onboard HORNET and tied down as far aft on the flight deck as possible. All of the HORNET's aircraft were stored below, in the hangar bay.|
|HORNET sailed westward the next day and met up with north of Hawaii with a task force that included the carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6); built by NNS and delivered in 1938. Until the B-25s could be launched, ENTERPRISE's aircraft were the only air cover that could be provided to the task force as it approached Japan.|
Tactical circumstances dictated that the raid be launched earlier than originally planned, several hundred miles off the Japanese coast. After the raid commenced, the carriers returned unharmed to Pearl Harbor to prepare for their next assignments. Their sister ship, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-5), was also there, having battle damage repaired following the Battle of the Coral Sea. YORKTOWN was the lead ship in that class that totaled three carriers - all of which were built at NNS.
YORKTOWN and HORNET were lost during later actions during World War II. ENTERPRISE survived the war, but was latter scrapped. Three other carriers, all built at NNS, carried on their names, and their aircraft carrier traditions. The second carriers to be named YORKTOWN, and the second HORNET are museum ships. The second ENTERPRISE, the first of a fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers built (and building) at NNS has now been in commission for almost 49 years.
The Doolittle Raid, as history analyses it, did little material damage, but did have some other benefits. But the news of the raid caused American morale to soar, and severely shocked the Japanese, which caused them to pull back some of their far-flung forces to defend their homeland.
When the raid was first announced, a reporter had asked the President where the attack started. FDR responded "Shangri-La", which was the name of a mysterious place of supposedly perpetual youth in the Himalalas identified in the then-popular book and movie: Lost Horizon.
Doolittle was later promoted and presented the Medal of Honor by FDR. In 1944, the Navy named one of its carriers USS SHANGRI-LA, in honor of the raid. That carrier was not built by NNS, but it was built to the NNS-created and super-successful ESSEX-Class design just across Hampton Roads at the Norfolk Navy Yard. Appropriately enough, SHANGRI-LA was christened by Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle.
On April 21,
1992, as part of the nation's 50th anniversary remembrance of World War
II accomplishments, two restored B-25s thundered down the flight deck of
the USS RANGER (CV-61) and took flight. You guessed it: RANGER was yet
another of the many carriers built by the craftsmen of Newport News
Now you know many (but perhaps not all) of the Newport News connections to the story of this historic event.
WOWZERONI-RINI!!! Thank you so very much for this fascinating account, Bill!
From Bonnie Loughran Marshall (Hampton HS - '65) of MN - 04/16/10 - "Picture NNHS Girls BBall Team '23":
Last night I found this beautiful picture of the ‘NNHS Girls Basketball Team of 1923’… I’ve never seen it before (but am sure you’d know if its already on your site). I played girl’s basketball for St Vincent’s 61-63 and have yet to see a picture of my team from then but still looking. There are also additional very old pictures of NNHS alumni shown in case you haven’t seen before.
Bonnie Loughran-Marshall HHS 65
Thank you, Bonnie! Isn't it fabulous?!? Actually we do have that image posted! Christine Wilson Starkman ('68) of CA sent it to us back on 07/11/07, and it can be found here right at the top of one the very oldest sections of our site:
p.s. Heard from a few HHS'ers that no one thus far is working on a 45th for HHS Class of 65 this summer. We may have to crash the NNHS 65 reunion party in October!!
In 2005 the Class of 1965 gave new meaning to the words "Open Reunion" when they invited not only all NNHS classes, but Newsletter subscribers from surrounding schools as well!
Who knows - it could happen again!
From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 04/16/10 - "Nomination for Famous Marine page.":
Please allow me to nominate Colonel Archie Van Winkle USMC (Ret) [Deceased] for your Famous Marines page on your website.
The TYPHOON connection is, Jimmy Parker ('62 - of VA) served under then Major Van Winkle in 3rd Recon and they made a few excursions that do not show up in the history books...at least not at present.
Colonel Van Winkle was born March 17, 1925 in Juneau, Alaska and passed away on May 22, 1986 in Ketchikan, Alaska.
He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman for action in combat as a Staff Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant of an Infantry Platoon on November 2, 1950 in Sudong, Korea following the landing at Inchon.
He served in World War II in the Pacific, Korean War, and several tours in Vietnam. He was wounded three times in Combat and awarded three Purple Hearts.
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL
Thanks so much, Joe!
1961 - Van Winkle was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Korea. On November 2, 1950, Van Winkle led a daring charge through withering enemy fire during which a bullet shattered his arm and an enemy hand grenade exploded against his chest. Though severely wounded, he refused to be evacuated, and continued to shout orders and encouragement to his men while lying on the ground weak from loss of blood. His heroic leadership enabled the outnumbered platoon to repulse a fanatical enemy attack.
|Earlier, as part of a special observer group sent to
in late February 1962, he was commended by General
Paul D. Harkins,
U.S. Army, head of the
United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam, and Admirals
H.D. Felt and
CINCPAC, and CINCPAC Fleet commanders, respectively. He was promoted
major in August 1962.
I have gladly added Col. Van Winkle to our pages:
From Jane Chambers of VA - 04/16/10 - "(A Very Cool Surprise Which I'm Reserving for the Future When I Have a Bit More Time)":
|WOWZERONI! Thanks so much, Jane!|
From Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL - 04/17/10 - "Exercise for PEOPLE OVER 50":
|Exercise for PEOPLE OVER 50
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.
Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:
Contact Dr. Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 04/17/10:
A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic.
"Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?"
A girl raised her hand and asked, "To draw out all his savings?"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|1. Saturday, April 24,
2010, 11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion
Luncheon at The Chamberlin. For details, contact Mickey Marcella at
249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at
email@example.com (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at
firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 694-0346 -
CLASS OF 1954
2. Saturday, June 12, 2010 - George Wythe Schools Closing Celebration. Contact Glory Gill (Wythe school nurse) at 727-2965 / email@example.com with any questions or to contribute old memories - OPEN TO PUBLIC
3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970
4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and 8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1960
5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview, Yorktown, VA from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org - CLASS OF 1963
6. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at email@example.com - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
7. July 2011- The Class of 1971 is planning a 40-Year Reunion. A planning committee has been formed and held their first meeting recently. In an effort to connect with as many class members as possible, they are asking anyone interested in the Class of '71 reunion to contact Richard Rawls. Please provide your name, address, phone number(s) and email address so that they can be in touch with you when final arrangements are made. It has been 20 years since their last class reunion and they are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Send your contact information to: Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
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Girl, I can't let you do this
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.jacquedee63.com/soulandinspiration.html - 04/19/10 (sic)
Inspiration Image courtesy of http://www.holisticfeathers.co.uk/2009/09/10/inspiration-a-healthy-body/ - 04/19/10 (sic)
Animated Blue Divider Line 21 clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines1.html - 04/19/10 (sic)
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art
courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
- one of my
Famous Marines who served in the South
Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Animated Cheering Smiley
clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05 (re-saved 02/27/09)
Animated Laughing Smiley
McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09
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