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general hydrogen another room the missiles far agent af re 7 1 or Law Firm Named Defendant In $3,036 Judgment Action Members of the local law lirm of Bledsoe, Nicklas and. Chrisman were named defendants this morn- ng in a $3,036.48 money judgment suit filed in behalf of Nob Hill Development Development Corp. The suit, filed by attorneys Jack Uroek and Charles Ozmun, stems Tom a dispute over a water pipeline pipeline suit handled by the law. lirrn for the development firm. Defendants name'd in the suit include Charles E. Bledsoe; T, D. Nicklas, Warren F. Chrisman and Fred R. Harris Chrisman is city attorney, and Harris is a state senator. senator. In the petition which was signed, by Mrs. Jack (Lucille) Greer as vice president of the development firm, the plaintiff alleges negligence, negligence, on the part of the law firm- resulted in inability of the development development company to recover a judgment judgment for water lines from the City ot Lawton. The firm alleges that on Dec. 9, 1952, it was the owner of a cause of action against the city 'for recovery recovery of a money judgment for laying pipe and water lines, and materials, in Grecr addition. It is further alleged that shortly after Dec. 9, 1952, the plaintiff employed the defendant law firm to prosecute an action for the developers developers against the city. The defendants defendants undertook and agreed to represent the plaintiff as its attor neys on a contingent basis, it is alleged. Plaintiffs further state the defendant defendant law firm did not at any time prior lo three years from and after Dec. 9, 1952, institute the action action in any court of competent jurisdiction, and negligently permitted permitted the cause of action to become become barred by the statute of liml tations. The development company stales that "instead of 'instituting said action on behalf ol said plaintiff, as they undertook and agreed to so do, said defendants included this said plaintiff's cause of action in a certain suit heretofore filed . . being styled Jack W. Greer, plaintiff, vs. the City of Lawton, a municipal corporation, defendant." defendant." In its petition, me plaintiff alleges alleges -the above case was tried in District court on June IT, and the plaintiff Greer was refused judg ment. It is alleged further that "said defendants in failing to properly institute said cause ot action . . failed lo exercise that degree, o' care, skill and diligence, which is commonly possessed and c.xercisec by attorneys in practice in the jurisdiction." jurisdiction." The development firm states in its petition that if the attorney firm had not been negligent in failing failing to i n s t i t u t e a proper action before before the same was barred by the statute of limitationSj the development development firm' would ;have recovered a judgment of J3,036.48 Irom the city. . . · . ' - . - . . Though i t . is not ;a part of the p e t i t i o n , ' i t is known that the law suit contracted by the development development f i r m to the defendant, law firm was later assigned to another attorney when Chrisman became city attorney. The District court held that Jrecr could not' recover the W.036.4S .-judgment from the city because the suit was filed in his name rather than in the development development firm's name'. Greer is principal principal stockholder of the firm. HEARING Continusd from Pace One home of the Pebeahsy family. He said he- did not understand the caller's name or learn the identity ot the dead woman until he arrived arrived at the scene. The jailer testified his examination examination of the scene indicated the body had been dragged, and that lines made by the woman's 'fingers 'fingers may have indicated she was resisting when she was being dragged. Ridgeway stated it was his opinion, opinion, however, that the lines which were apparently made by the woman's fingers did not indicate the woman was resisting when she was being dragged about 30 lo 36 inches. Davis testified that when he arrived arrived a car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Love, Dallas, and several several children was parked in the driveway near the body. He said the Loves were later brought lo county jail tor investigation of drunkenness. Mrs. Love is the former Mrs, Florence Yates, Pebeahsy's sister. Her former husband, Eugene D. Yatcs, is serving a 74-year prison sentence assessed here in connection connection with a Jan. 5, 1952, shooting incident at the Cache home which took the lives of Pebeahsy's brother, brother, Hugh, and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Pebeahsy. Questioned at length this morning morning by defense attorney Githen K. Rhoads, Davis and Ridgeway said they found no blood about the body of. Darlene Pebeahsy in their investigation investigation of the woman's death: The deputies said their investigation' investigation' lailed . to .disclose, how the woman had received a large Iwmp on the back of her head. Davis and Ridgeway testified as to finding scratches about t h e . woman's neck, but the Cache funeral funeral director said he did not observe observe scratches or bruises about the neck when he embalmed the body, . . ' . . · The incident reportedly occurred in the circle driveway of the Pe- beahsy home at the southeast corner corner of Cache. County officials conducted conducted first investigation in - the matter betorc federal authorities, believing the offense occurred on the Indian property, filed a federal complaint bfore U. S. Commissioner Commissioner Vernon C. Field. Stale authorities resumed jurisdiction jurisdiction in the matter .when it was disclosed, the body was found about five feet outside the Pebeahsy property line, or five feet the Cache city/limits.: The charge was subsequently dismissed dismissed and Pebeahsy was charged with murder.-in Giles' court. Today's hearing; is to whether Pebeahsy will be bound over to higher court to face trial, 'and on what charge he be .tried if the case is to hjher court. Chickosha Man Is Electrocuted CHICKASHA t/B -- A trailer company employe was electrocuted today when he drilled into a wire with an electric screwdriver. The victim Roy Matthews, Chickasha, was working at the Reno Trailer Co. plant east ol Chic-kasha when the accident occurred. WANTED: At Once! 500 WOMEN. Age 17-59 MARRIED OR SINGLE Positions arm optn NOW For woman trained 01 DENTAL A S S I S T A N T S or PRACTICAL NURSES, in clinics, doctors' offices, institutions, ' private homes. This spar* lime training .w not interfere vitK present job or household ·duties. High school education not necessary. ENJOY A GOOD, STEADY weekly income. G.I full details nowl SCHOOLS OF FMCTKM. NURSINC Box 638, Lawton, Oklahoma JANITOR SUPPLIES Wholnul* -Maintenance Chemical* Piper StippUe* · Irutlrntlon* · Home* I Hotel* i Hoipltal* I Building* ?!···· MH»J FRIf ···*!·(, *nrir*ly wltKvut ·blf|«fi H»w I can ····m* · Praitiral Nwr»» Haw I tmm Bttame a D«ntaf AuM*nt MH» B City *n4 Stalt... H Married Jin.l. .. A NEW VALUE UNIVERSAL

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  1. The Lawton Constitution,
  2. 27 Aug 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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