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HOBBIES VARY ? Jimmy Klmsey of Murphy has a variety at
hobbies, music and tropical flsk. Jimmy is
shown below. The above photo shows * portion of hia mineral col
lection on exhibit at the library here.
On Display Here
J. E. Rufty, Supt
Mars Hill College
Supt. and Mrs. J. E. Rufty have
returned from Mars Hill College
where Mr. Rufty attended the an
nual School' for Superintendents |
during the past week.
Special entertainment was feat
ured for visiting wives of the
superintendents including lun
cheons, teas and tours.
Enroute home the Rufty's visited
relatives in Brevard and attended
the outstanding program of the
1967 Gala Festival All-orchestral
and chorus directed by James
The 90 piece symphony di
rected by Dr. Pfohl is composed
of the faculty and staff of the Bre
vard Music Center. It has been
heard nationally each year on
coast to coast broadcasters since
the instigation of tne music camp
by Dr. Pfohl in 1944.
Featured artists included Mild
red Miller mezzzo soprano and
Jerome Hines bass baritone.
Minerals and music and a dash
of tropical fish.
A strange combination to most
folk but not to 13-year-old Jimmy
Kimsey. Those are his hobbies.
Jimmy devotes about equal time
to his minerals and music, then
switches to his tropical fish col
lection for many more hours of
A portion of his mineral collec
tion can be seen on exhibit at the
Murphy Library. Librarian Jose
phine Heighway says so much in
terest has been shown in the col
lection, the exhibit wfll remain at
the library the rest of the month.
From Cherokee County alone,
Jimmy has arrowheads, limonite,
geode, fossil, staurolites, single
staurolites, rose quartz, florite,
black mica, iron pyrite, garnets,
kyanite, cedar marble, Apache
tear, brown marble and actinolite
To us greenhorn, that's Greek,
but those in the know say it is a
nice collection for the short six
months Jimmy has been picking up
the "pretty rocks."
He hasn't yet picked up a real
valuable stone but Jimmy says he
is still collecting and someday may
be lucky enough to find one. His
most valued stones are amethysts.
These he got in Georgia.
Neighboring Georgia has also
yielded moss agate, asbestos, gold
dust, unakite and smokey sapphire
for Jimmy's collection.
In Tennessee Jimmy has secured
crystal, diamond drill, copper ore,
pyrite crystals and rhodonite.
From Colorado comes petrefied
wood, gold, silver and quartz stones
How does he get all these? He
keeps his eyes open for stones
when he is on trips and many peo
ple save stones and rocks for him.
Jimmy has a piece of finger coral
that came from Italy.
There is feldspar and tourmaline
hornblende and feldspar, epidote,
olivine and feldspar from Clay
County. A ruby from Cowee Valley,
allanite uranium from Swain Coun
ty and hollow rock and water rock
< Continned on back page)
Gene Parker Named Scout Publisher;
Claude McEver Goes to Washington, Ga.
Gene Parker at Spartanburg, S.
C., has been named editor and pub
lisher of The Cherokee Scout, suc
ceeding Claude McEver, resigned.
Mr. McEver, associated with The
Scout since last December, has
accepted a post as publisher of
the Washington News-Reporter in
Washington, Ga. He is planning to
purchase half-interest in the Geor
Mr. Parker, a former reporter,
was on the advertising staff of The
Spartanburg Herald -Jorunal prior
to coming here. 6is newspaper
career started in 1948 as a reporter
for the Herald-Journal's Gaffney,
S. C., Bureau.
He became a member of that
paper's editorial staff in 1962, serv
ing aa a reporter and feature writ
er until August of 1968. Mr. Park
as a saleman.
? Mr. McEver, a native of Carters
ville, Ga, has been In the news
paper business for 13 years. He is a
former publisher of the Enterprise,
Ala., Ledger and served for some
time as business manager of the
Cedartown, Ga., Daily Standard.
The McEvers moved frond Mur
phy last week.
The nfcw publisher is a native of
GAffney and sqrved in the Air
Force in World War 2 as a flying
radio operator. He saw fonign
duty Hi the European Theater.
He is a son of Mrs. E. R. Parker
and the late Mr. Parker of Gaffney.
Mr. Paiiter married the former
Miss Roy Sue Turner of Shelby and
they have two sons, Douglas Gene,
7, and John Scott, 3.
Mr. Parker is a Maaort. 'fee and
Us wile an members of the Bap
One-Third Raised for Gridiron Lights
Drjve Moves Into High Gear
As Football Season Nears
Approximately One-third of the amount needed to purchase
lighting equipment for the high school football field has been
Pace of the campaign was stepped up Monday night at a
meeting of the football lights committee, school officials and other
interested citizens. ,
It is proposed that eight poles,
four on each side, be erected at
the field, fen enclosed lights will
be installed on each pole. The pro
ject is expected to cost from
$4,000 to |4,500.
Murphy Schools Supt. Holland
McSwain Monday night said be
would order the lights Friday.
Each light will cost approximate
ly $50 and those working on the
projects are asking individuals or
businesses to donate the cost of
one or more lights.
Committee Chairman John Gill
stressed that this is a community
project and asked for the support
of everyone possible.
Solicitations are being sought
from individuals, business houses
and civic and social groups. It was
brought out at the meeting that
contributions by individuals are
deductable from federal and state
.Committee members asked that
those who have already pledged
?o send their checks to the Citizens
Bank and Trust Co. Checks should
be made payable to "Murphy High
School Football Field Lights" and
marked for deposit only.
It is hoped that the lights will be
installed before the first game
Radford Saw Service has tickets
available on a new chain saw, val
ued at $261.11, and proceeds re
ceived will go to the lighting pro
Pledges have already been re
ceived from the following: Merle
Davis, Dr. W. R. Gossett, W. A.
Singleton, Dr. George Dyer, Hol
land McSwain, A1 Smith, H. A. Mat
tox, Ray Joseph, P. J. Henn, W.
M. Mauney, Joe Ray, Education
Supt. Lloyd Hendrix, Dr. Paul Hill,
Bob White, Western Carolina Tele
phone Co. (L, J. Phillips, district
Also: the Rev. R. T. Houts, Jack
Dickey, Ray Moore, Dickey Crain
Co., H. E. Bishop, E. H. Brumby,
Palmer Brothers (Ben and Wilson
Palmer), John T. Gill, Dr. W. A.
Hoover, Jim Hughes and Son, Dr.
A. J. Headrick, Burt Shields, Bur
ley Deweese, Kerns Bread (Bergen
Other contributors will be pub
lished next week.
Another meeting is set for Fri
day night at 7:30 at the bank. All
interested citizens are invited.
Present Monday night were: Mr.
Gill, Dr. Dyer, Rev. Houts, Ben
Palmer, Dr. Gossett, members of
the committee, and Jim Hughes,
Mr. McSwain, Bud Alverson, J. R.
Penland, John Jordani Mr. Hendrix
and P. J. Henn.
Douglas Beal, 18-year-old Mur
phy youth critically injured here
last week, was reported slightly
improved at an Asheville hospital
Young Beal, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Beal, and three other
persons were injured in an auto
mobile accident here Aug. 13.
Johnny Carringer, 17, and Jim
my Garrett, 26, both of Murphy
were reported improving at the
Providence Hospital here.
- Herbert Baugh, 16, of Murphy,
was treated for a minor head in
jury and dismissed from the hospi
tal shortly after the accident.
The car in which the four were
riding overturned on Texanna
Road near the junction of the old
Joe Brown Road.
Rev. Lester Stowe
Resigns As Pastor
The Rev. Lester Stowe has re
signed his position ts pastor of the
Peachtree Memorial Baptist
Church, at Peachtree.
He will leave September 2 to
enter Baylor University Waco,
Texas, to continue his studies in
the Greek Language.
Mrs. Stowe and the two children
will remain in Peachtree, where
Mrs. Stowe will be a member of
the Peachtree School facility.
Prior to coming to Peachtree,
the Rev. Stowe was pastor of the
Friendship Baptist Church at Suit
for four yean. While pastor there
he also t?ngkt in the Hiwassee
^He studied classical Greek Lan
guage at Mara Hill College, and
New Testament Greek language at
Baylor University, giving transla
tions from the Book of John. With
the extra studies he will receive at
Baylor, he will obtain an A. B.; de
gree with major in Bible and smob
dary education with minors in His
tory and English.
Hie Rev. Stowe expressed that it
was with great regret to resign
from the Peachtree Church. He
said "I fed that it is one of the
greatest fields of service in West
ern North Carolina and It has
To Be Ordained
In Andrews Church
The Rev. Eugene D. Wither
spoon, pastor elect, of the Presby
terian Church of Andrews, will be
ordained to the Presbyterian min
istry and installed as pastor of the
local congregation at a service
Sunday September 8.
The change from August 25 was
due to illness of the pastor's fath
The Rev. R. E. McClure of Ashe
ville, secretary of the Asheville
Presbytery, is chairman of the
commission in charge of arrange
ments for the service.
For Bine Cross
Farm people in Cherokee County
and vicinity who have not yet en
rolled in the Farmers Federation's
Blue Cross group hospitalization
program with Hospital Care Asso
ciation of Durham, have a special
' opportunity to do so.
A special enrollment will con
tinue through September 1. Per
sons who enroll during this time
will be covered as of September
1. The president of the Farmer*
Federation, James Mc. Clarke,
Asheville, has issued this statement
in connection -with the special
drive: "We hope WNC farm people
will take advantage of this oppor
tunity to get Blue Cross at group
"This means ? saving of 15%
over what you woitfd have to pay
for the same coverage if you
bought it individually."
MISS FRANKIE MARTIN
Miss Frankie Martin, Promotion
al secretary for the First Baptist
Church for the past three years,
has resigned her position to be ef
fective September 1.
She will enter the Carver School
of Missions and Social Work Sep
tember 13. The school is located
on the campus with the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville, Kentucky. She will re
ceive a Master of Religious Educa
tion degree there.
The daughter of Mrs. W. C. Mar
tin and the late Mr. Martin of Lake
City, Tenn., Miss Martin received
her B. A. degree from Carson
Newman, in 1954.
Four robberies or attempted rob
eries in the past several days are
under investigation by Sheriff
Claude Anderson and his deputies.
The sheriff reported West Hel
ton's Store robbed last week of a
bout 100 cartons of cigarettes and
appro vi ma tely $150. Entry was
made by prying a door.
A recording machine valued at
several hundred dollars was re
ported stolen Saturday night from
Phillips 66 Refinery near here.
Sheriff Anderson said this was re
covered by Deputy Charles White
near railroad tracks west of Mur
The safe at the place was also
torn open but did not contain any
money. A window pane was knock
ed out to gain admittance.
County officers are also investi
gating the entry of the home of
Mrs. Violet Storm on the Blairs
ville Road last week. Mrs. Storm
was away at the time. About $5
was taken and the house ransack
Would-be robbers were frighten
ed away from Alvin Gladson's
Store in West Murphy last week
after they had pried open a back
door. Mr. Gladson was asleep in the
building and apparently surprised
the would-be intruders when he in
vestigated the noise.
At Civitan Meeting
Advocates Moral Progress
For Peace and Happiness
Pcscc and prosperity, happiness
and satisfaction can be _ bad by
America if it is willing to make
tbe moral progress it is able to
These were the words of Heinz
Rollman, industrialist from
Waynesville who addressed a meet
ing of the Civitan Club here Mon
(Editor's note: Articles by Mr.
Rollman are currently appearing
each week in this paper. These ar
ticles are headed: "Rollman's
Speaking on "Peace, Prosperity
and Moral Progress", Mr. Rollman
told Civitans that "we are able"
and "this country demands us" to
make the moral progress neces
He said: "I believe that these
three things cannot be separated,
that we have to treat them as a
package and only if we make ? or
are able to make ? any two of them
work, can we get all three to work,
and unless all three work to per
fection, America nsim, as we know
it, cannot survive.
"We are a Peace-loving nation.
We have never thrived on war. We
do not want to own anything that
is owned by any other country. In
fact, if a choice would be up to us,
international relations would? and
should? stop on the one hand at the
Golden Gate at San Francisco and
on the other hand at Coney Island
in New York.
"We have never started a war
in our history and for many, many
reasons we know that we never
will. However, we are surrounded
by an envious world, by a world
which, at least as far as comforts
in life and security are concerned,
lives about one-hundred years be
Mr. Rollman said. "World lead
ership has been thrust upon us and
it is the first time in recorded his
tory of mankind that a large por
tion of the world's population? so
to speak? elects one outstanding
nation to be its leader. Never has
world leadership been less wanted
by a nation than ours and never
have ten times a hundred million
people all over the world wanted
another nation to have that leader
ship. All the nations that, in the
past, wanted world leadership? a
gainst the will of the world'i popu
lation?have perished when trying
to acquire it.
"There is, however, a reason
not known to most people and un
derstood even less by most people,
and that is the following:
"Deep, deep down, a large part
of the world's population knows
that we are a nation trusting in
God; that we are a nation that has
made a beginning to live by moral
values and a nation that has moral
"We are the only large nation
that can use, not only the motto:
"A Nation Under God", but we can
use also rightfully the motto: "A
Nation that is overwhelmingly con
cerned for the Individual".
"For us, the individual, as for
God himself, is the most important
thing on earth, and that does not
apply to a group of individuals,
but it applies to each and every
one of us one-hundred and seventy
million people. That we have the
technical ability, if we want to use
it, I think is known to most people
except maybe a handful of canni
bals in the Kremlin.
"However, what not everybody
knows? since they are being fed
lies about our intentions from Mos
cow?is that our moral standard is
such that we will not use force to
stop Communism, although we
( Continued on back page)
E. C. Moore
E. C. Moore, Dodge-Plymouth
dealer of Murphy, was presented a
special anniversary award here
Maurice M. Lipscomb, ipce.pres
ident-division manager for the
Commercial Credit organization
made the presentation > to Mr.
Moore in recognition of 25 years of
In making the presentation Mr.
Lipscomb said, "Automobile deal
ers like Mr. Moore in their associa
tion with the big national finance
companies have been a prime fac
tor in enabling the, average Amer
ican the opportunity to become
He commended the Moore organi
zation on their more than 25 years
of service to the people of Mur
In Violet Section
A fifty gallon (till in the Violet
section was destroyed by Sheriff
Claude Anderson and his deputies
The Sheriff said there were no
operators at the scene, however,
they had a thousand pounds of sug
ar and fifteen bushels of meal on
hand, and from all indications
they were ready to process.
Those taking part in the raid
with the Sheriff were Deputies
Charles White, Lofton West and
Rev. F. Smathers
To Preach At
The Rev. Frank Smathers, dis
trict superintendent, will be the
guest minister for the morning
service at the First Methodist
Immediately following the ser
vice the First Quarterly Confer
ence will be held with the Rev.
The pastor, the Rev. R. T. Houts, ,
will preaoh at the evening service :
using as his subject, "The Parable i
of the Two Debtors".
The Daily Vi
being conducted at the