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08/22/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Black and White

“We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration - in 1954.”

- Constance Baker Motley
(14 Sept 1921 - 28 Sept 2005)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today's White Newsletter pays homage to the landmark 1954 United States Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education striking down racial segregation in public schools.  I am sure that many of y'all, especially those who graduated before 1958, will recall this decision with more clarity than I.  My most vivid memory is that Norfolk city schools stubbornly refused to comply with the order, and closed their schools rather than desegregate.  As a result, their students (and their parents) had three choices - attend private schools, transfer to public schools in neighboring cities such as ours, or drop out completely.  Those were dark days indeed.  It seems a lifetime ago, and indeed, I suppose that it was.....

BONUS #1 - - Black and White - Three Dog Night, 1974

BONUS #2 - - Black and White - Three Dog Night, um, later...


"Black and White" is a song written in 1954 by David I. Arkin and Earl Robinson. The most successful recording of the song was the pop version by Three Dog Night in 1972, when it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song was inspired by the United States Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education that outlawed racial segregation of public schools. The original folk song was first recorded by Sammy Davis Jr. in 1957.[1] The original lyrics of the song opened with this verse, in reference to the court:

Their robes were black, Their heads were white,
The schoolhouse doors were closed so tight,
Nine judges all set down their names,
To end the years and years of shame.


Friday, August 22, 1969 -  This is another one of those rare days in the momentous summer of 1969 when apparently nothing happened, no one was born, and no one died.


   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Charles Allen ('57) AND         My Cousin, Cheryl White Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA!

27 - Pat Helmick Glover ('57) AND Nancy Timberlake Spencer ('57) AND   My Cousin, Jim Atkinson (John Randolph Tucker HS - '77) of AZ;

28 -   Tony Lapides ('57) (deceased 06/18/09);

29 -    Richard Coltrane ('57) of __ AND    Connie Bloxom Thompson ('66) - 1948 (deceased 09/17/08)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


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  From Ivan Anker ('67) of VA - 08/21/09 - "Question":


While visiting with my cousins this past Wednesday, My cousin, Jeanene Anker '60, was there, too, and the subject of reunions was brought up. It was mentioned that some former classmates,   Bert ('60) and Jeanene included, are practicing Orthodox Jews. All reunions are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays which make it impossible for them to attend. Our Sabbath begins sunset Friday and ends a little after sunset Saturday. One of the restrictions is no riding in vehicles at that time. Was wondering if the organizers of the reunions would consider adding a Thursday activity to the reunion to give them the option to attend. This should pertain to classes as I'm sure there were Jewish kids in all classes. I know my cousins would love to go to theirs. The mentioned that they loved their high school days a lot.

Thanks, Ivan '67

   Oh, WOW! Your note caught me completely off guard, Ivan. I wonder how many others have been as insensitive as I. I knew all the puzzle pieces; I just never put them together correctly to get the whole picture. I knew the Friday night festivities were out of the question, but had neglected to consider how the Saturday night reunions would be impacted by travel needs.

   I wonder if a Thursday evening pot luck dinner could be easily attached to upcoming reunions??  That way a special section could be labeled and set apart for Kosher foods.

   Back in 2002, the Class of 1965 held a Saturday afternoon Birthday Picnic in the park for members of the Classes of 1962 and 1965 who were both having reunions that weekend, and it was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing - and most inexpensive, I'm sure - get-togethers I've ever attended:






   The fall probably wouldn't lend itself to evening hours outside, but surely there are indoor halls which can be rented for such purposes for a nominal fee, making this an adaptable concept for a Thursday evening??

   I'm turning this discussion over the the various Reunion Committee Chairmen, Ivan. Thank you for raising our awareness!

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 08/21/09 - "  Coach Nuttycombe's Geography Classroom":


That classroom certainly had multiple uses. Just before the start of football practice in the summer, we all had to report to that room for our “physicals”. And those of us that played football remember well what that consisted of!!!

Later, during the season, we had to report to this same classroom on Sunday evenings to watch game films from the previous Friday night.

Finally, I also had Coach Nuttycombe’s Geography class in this same room, too.

So you can see I remember this room very well and for many different reasons!!!.

Hope you and yours are all well and happy. My best to your patriot son (        Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of TX).


   I DO see, Joe Sweetie, and I added your recollection to Coach Nuttycombe's page, too! Thanks so much! 



    From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/21/09 - "08/21/2008 Newsletter Reply":

Hi, Carol:

      Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA expressed his concern over the seeming lack of contributions by your subscribers regarding their memories of NNHS. Perhaps any decline in contributions could be because you and        Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) have done such a marvelous job with Our Old Stomping Grounds with before and current photo images. These topics seem to get a lot of participation from your subscribers. There just aren't too many places left to jar memories among the TYPHOON Nation.

I suppose one memory about the World War II Memorial Swimming Pool that comes to mind is probably a bit embarrassing for the young TYPHOON working at the pool who really loved to have fun. Part of that was kidding around about the Director of the Recreation and Parks, then Mr. C.C. Nixon. He was an elderly gentleman, and would come to the pool just before closing time to secure the cash proceeds of the day to place it in the safe.

At the time, a song that was quite popular was "CC Rider" and in our quest for fun, we referred to the boss as "CC Rider" because of his two initials and no one knew his first name.

Of course, calling him by this "nickname" was sure to be revealed, and sure enough one time when he phoned the Recreation Center Office, one of us took the call, and then announced to the person being called that "CC Rider is on the phone" and he overhead that comment. He was sorely offended that we would consider teasing about him.
It sure threw cold water of what we thought was fun, and we ceased being seemingly disrespectful to the boss.
He did hand out the paychecks!!!

Now I hope you receive lots of positive memories of NNHS days from your subscribers. The "Bankwalkers" and the "Naked Boys" stories always bring a good laugh about our youthful indiscretions.

TYPHOON Regards,
Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   WILD GIGGLES! Thank you so much, Adonis! The pages of Our Old Stomping Grounds have been assembled as a storage archive for all those great old memories - and the pool page is one of my very favorites! I added your story there:


  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/21/09 - "Amazing video--have you seen this?":

You must see this video about God and is sooo sweet! - GoD And DoG by WJ Francisco - Amazing song and video reminding us of the connection between dogs and God...much more than a word play. A very sweet video.


   This is very sweet, Dearest Judy - and thought provoking as well! Thanks so much!

  From Jay Styles ('68) of VA - 08/21/09 - "You have received a YouTube video!":

I had the pleasure of attending a Moody Blues concert in the early seventies and it was amazing to say the least. At the closure of this video, Justin Hayward, the Blues leading singer, makes an appearance, he can still sing.  Hope you enjoy this as much as I.


   Thanks, Jay Sweetie! Unfortunately, your video seems to have been lost in transit, so I located several others of Justin Hayward; perhaps I even fond the one you sent!

  From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/21/09 - "Colors":

While watching this beautiful slide show and listening to the wonderful music, you might ask yourself if you just look at the "light and dark" in life and let yourself get depressed, or do you stop, look,  and listen as you take time to enjoy the beautiful, colorful parts of life that can make you so happy as you are reassured that GOD is in charge and willing to get you through the dark times.  He also puts us here, not just for His glory, but to be there for each other and love each other as we go through this life.  Let go of the "dark" and concentrate on the colorful.....
the beautiful.
God bless you!

Has automatic picture advance.  This is worth watching, just relax and enjoy:

   What a great reminder of our many blessings! Thanks again, Dearest Judy!

  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 08/21/09 - "Tick Warning":

I know some of you "show-offs" will ignore this warning!!!


I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally, but this one is real, and it's important.

Please send this warning to everyone on your e-mail list.

If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around
with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!!

They only want to see you naked.

I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.

    Thanks, Joyce!

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 08/18/09 and 08/20/09 - "Message #4 AND Dog falls in love with Cat!":

  OOOH! Thanks, Shari!




Aww, cute stuff.

  This is just too cute!... Turn up your speakers... the music makes this video!

  GIGGLES! Thanks again, Shari!


1.    Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD":

   Contact Dr. Chambers at

   Thanks, Jane!

2.        From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/02/09 - "NNHS 64/45 REUNION PAGE UPDATES":


You may print out the forms, fill them in, and mail them to us WITH YOUR CHECK.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newport News Marriott City Center on October 9th and 10th … and at The Chamberlin for Sunday brunch.

Best wishes from your Class of 1964 45-Year Reunion Committee.

   Thank you, Captain!


From ArcaMax - 08/21/09:

Clothing Store

While working in a clothing store, I noticed that people had no shame about returning items that obviously had been worn. One rainy morning I walked in and found a discolored blazer hanging on the rack with other returns. "People return the most filthy, nasty things," I commented to my supervisor who was standing nearby.

Eyebrow raised, she said, "That's my jacket."


Interesting Emergency Calls

Dispatcher: Nine-one-one.
Caller: Hi, is this the police?
Dispatcher: This is 911. Do you need police assistance?
Caller: Well, I don't know who to call. Can you tell me how to cook a turkey? I've never cooked one before.

Dispatcher: Nine-one-one. What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I'm trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn't have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one.
Dispatcher: Yes, ma'am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I'm not stupid.

Dispatcher: Nine-one-one. What's the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart.
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

Dispatcher: Nine-one-one.
Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath. Darn...I think I'm going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster. Damn....
Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No.
Dispatcher: What where you doing before you started having trouble breathing?
Caller: Running from the police.


1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 4, 5 and 6 (Labor Day Weekend), 2009 - The Class of 1969 will hold its 40-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, Newport News, VA. For details, see: and contact Jean Baker Howell at - OPEN TO ALL NNHS ALUMNI

2. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 18, 19, and 20, 2009 - The Warwick High School Class of 1959 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center, Newport News, VA. For details, contact - WHS CLASS OF 1959
3. Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10, 2009 - The Class of 1964 will hold its 45-Year Reunion
- For details, see: -

4. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Friday night they will all meet at RJ's; Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at - CLASS OF 1970

5. 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  kwitte@tampabay, - CLASS OF 1960

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 08/21/09

BLOG: - updated 08/04/09

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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Black and White

Words by David I. Arkin

Music by Earl Robinson, 1954
(02 July 1910 - 20 July 1991)

Recorded by Three Dog Night, 1972

The ink is black, the page is white
Together we learn to read and write
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

And now a child can understand
That this is the law of all the land, all the land

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

And now at last we plainly see
We'll have a dance of Liberty, Liberty!

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
The whole world looks upon the sight, a beautiful sight

The world is black, the world is white
It turns by day and then by night
A child is black, a child is white
Together they grow to see the light, to see the light

C'mon, get it, get it
Ohh-ohhhh, yeah, yeah
Keep it up now, around the world
Little boys and little girls
Yeah, yeah-eah, oh-ohhh

"Black and White" Three Dog Night midi courtesy of - 08/21/09

"Black and White" lyrics courtesy
of - 08/22/09

Image of Black and White Babies Together courtesy of - 08/22/09

Animated Kids Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/16/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

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)
Thanks, Cheryl!

J. R. Tucker High School's Orange Tiger Paw Print courtesy of - 11/12/07

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!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Laughing Frog courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon of VA - 05/31/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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