Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper archive
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

Casper Morning Star from Casper, Wyoming • 1

Location:
Casper, Wyoming
Issue Date:
Page:
1
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

Mb Home Edition Shout Scream Holler Th result will let of neis, but no salt. The best way to sell that boot or bout is to list Tribune Herald wantad. Phone 2-1515. xx Sixteen Pages Price 5 Cents aysPE, Wyoming Oil Capital of the Rockies Wednesday, February 27. 1957 66th Year No.

17 D(B(pftCD Cthoirge Plane With Five Aboard is Missing DILLON, Mont. Uft Search and rescue squadrons from Butte and Idaho Falls, Idaho, joined ground parties Wednesday morning in a search for a light airplane carrying five persons. The plane was last sighted about 1 si Din) AUSTIN, Tex. UP) State Rep. James E.

Cox has been charged with agreeing to accept a bribe after a physician complained to state officials that Cox offered to kill a medical bill for $5,000. Dr. Howard Harmon of San Antonio, president of, the Texas Naturopathic Physician's said Cox offered to withdraw a bill in the Texas Legislature for that sum. The bill, authored by Cox, would repeal a statute regulating naturopaths and, in effect, would 'Shorty' Does in even dies 5:30 p. m.

Tuesday over Spencer, Idaio. about 15 miles north of DuBois, Idaho, and 65 miles south of Dillon. PILOT IS ATTORNEY Pilot of the craft was Don Smith, 33, Dillon city attorney. His wife and daughter, and Wel-don Payne, Dillon garage operator, and his son were passengers. The Beaverhead county sheriff's office at Dillon reported Wednesday morning that ground crews combed the rugged country between Dillon and DuBois G-Men Check On Call to throughout the night with no suc (tins' Kin cess.

Mountains rise as high as 7,000 feet in the area. Frank "Wiley, director of the Montana Aeronautics Commission, said, "It doesn't look good." The plane was a Cessna 180, black with acqua trim and carries the serieal number, N-5821B. oirDDells Ds Earned C. Daniels, a long-time Douglas attorney and active in law circles in the state, was named today by Gov. Milward Simpson to be a judge of the seventh judicial district.

Daniels was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge S. J. Lewis. Gov. Simpson told the Tribune-Herald the appointment would be effective March 1.

A report that a plane landed on the highway at Momda on the bor der proved erroneous, the sheriff's office said. OFFICIALS OF CHURCH put them out of business in Texas. Naturopaths use natural therapy rather than drugs or surgery in healing. Cox, who could not be found in Austin when a warrant was issued for his arrest Tuesday night, surrendered Wednesday in his hometown of Conroe, about 60 miles north of Houston. Bond of $5,000 was posted by his attorney, Cleo McClain, who co-signed it with Fred Cochran of Conroe.

The amount of bond had been set when the charge was filed at Austin. Cox would not comment on the charge, but he Said he was returning to Austin and would be back at his deslc in the House chamber Wednesday. He said any statement he would make would be made on the floor of the House. MIGHT INVOLVE OTHERS Meanwhile in Austin, reporters waiting at the Travis County Courthouse for word of his surrender, were told that the case might involve other legislators. State Rep.

Joe Pool of Dallas said he did not hear the tape recording, but he said it was his understanding that others might be involved. Rep. Don Kennard of Fort Worth told the newsmen he heard the tape recording might also have involved other legislators in the conversation. He said the house might go into executive session Wednesday to consider the case. Cox had been the object of a search in Austin when he could not be located immediately for officers wishing to serve him with the warrant for his arrest.

Dr. Harmon said Cox, 36, made the offer to accept the alleged bribe in a conversation with him in a hotel here Feb. 20. BUSINESS DEAL' He said he came to Austin to discuss the bill with Cox, "and he let me know it was 'one of those business deals. Payne and Smith 'are officials in the Latter Day Saints.

It was believed they may have attended a church conference in Logan, WASHINGTON Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) said Wednesday the brother of -a key witness in the Senate rackets investigation has been threatened with death, and that the FBI is investigating. McClellan said the man who got the threat is "Carl who is in Arizona," brother of James Elkins, a Portland, bootlegger and gambler now testifying before McClellan's special investigating committee. SEES CHALLENGE McClellan called the threat a challenge his committee will accept. McClellan's statement that there had been a threat to Carl Elkins marked the start of theN second day of hearings in which the com- Utah, and were returning to Dil lon.

Daniels graduated from the Uni It was about one year ago when versity- of Colorado with a Bachelor 'Ox of Law degree in 1926, and was ad Smith and a companion were reported missing on a flight to Missoula. However, the plane was mitted to the bar the lanaed safely outside of Missoula same year. and the pair hiked to a neighbor ing house. He was admitted to the Wyoming bar in 1927 and has practiced law Assisting the Montana peace of in Douglas since that time. ficers were men from the DuBois He was born in Douglas, Feb.

21, sheriff's office. George (Shorty) Meigh, a resident of Wyoming since 1917 and an employe of the Tribune-Herald for 32 years, died early Wednesday at Las Vegas, where he and his family had gone to make their home only two weeks ago. He was 73. Afflicted 'with heart trouble, Mr. Meigh had been advised by physicians here to move to Las Vegas.

He had spent the winter there following a severe heart attack in 1955, but had returned here for the summers and had remained here last winter. Mr. Meigh suffered an attack at about midnight Tuesday and the Las Vegas fire department was called. They were able to revive him with a pulmotor and he was taken to a hospital where he suffered a second attack and died about 1 a.m. The body will be returned here for funeral services and interment.

Mr. Meigh, a Linotype operator, retired in 1954 from his work with the Tribune-Herald. He had been deployed by the Tribune-Herald continuously since 1927 and had previously worked for the newspaper in 1921 and 1922. He was to have received his 50-year membership pin in the International Typographical Union on March 2. FROM FENNSYLVANH A native of Wyoming, Mr.

Meigh received his first training as a printer at the age of 10 when he was a printer's devil for the Wilkes-Barre, News. He did not follow the trade continuously, however, and his early years were devoted, aside from formal schooling, to boxing: and baseball. He also spent several years after his arrival in Wyoming, In' association with his brother Bob, in ranching in the Moneta area of west central Wyoming. During his childhood he worked to some extent in the Pennsylvania coal mines, driving mules and sorting slate from coal, but tLe number of fatal accidents in the coal mines in those days led him to consider another occupation. He actually became a printer at the age of 15 following his earlier training as a printer's devil.

While engaged as a printer he attended night classes at a convent school for a year. He later went to Bonaventure Prep School in Buffalo, N. and to Cascadilla Prep School at Ithaca, N. before he gave up schooling for professional sports. He played baseball while in school and afterwards 1903.

Sheriff John B. MacDonald of The new judge is a member of the American Bar Association. He Beaverhead county called his of fice at 2 a. m. to say no trace served as county attorney of Con verse County from 1935 to 1946; was nad been found of the aircraft.

WEATHER BAD John Fox, MAC search and res elected to the House of Representa tives January, 1947, and has served cue coordinator at Butte, said the weather was still bad in the five terms. At various times during this per J. search area Wednesday' morning, iod he has served as chairman of the However, he said he expected to get 8 or 10 planes into the search judiciary committee, and during his last term was. majority floor leader by noon, 'SHORTY' MEIGH played centerfield with the professional baseball team of Reading, in the Tri-State League. ONCE FOUGHT WALSH While he was playing baseball he turned his attention to boxing and fought some 75 fights professionally as a featherweight.

He was one of the leading featherweights of his time and once fought Jimmy Walsh, who later became world's champion. The battle was broken up after 19 rounds and there was no decision. He recalled that many of his early fights were stopped by the police because of a law against fights other than six-round exhibitions- at private clubs. His brother. Bob, came to Wyoming after serving in the Spanish-American War, and George joined him in sheep ranching in 1917.

He interrupted his ranching career five years later to return to the printing trade but worked for tha Tribune only two years at that time, going back to ranching until 1927 when he came back to the Tribune, remaining with the paper until his retirement. He is survived by his wife and a 9-year-old daughter, Irene, in Las Vegas; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Sechrist, 328 East and a son, Kurt, in the Air Force at Las Vegas, and his brother, Robert, of the ranch near Moneta. and Speaker of the House. Fox said Smith had contacted Madam Says Portland Was Too Expensive WASHINGTON tT Ann Thompson, a Seattle bawdy house operator, testified Wednesday she once considered entering1 organized prostitution in Prt.

land. bat decided against it because "I would have had to have a lot of money. She denied her reason was, if James Elkins, a Portland gambler had testified earlier, because of "the small percentage she would set." The be jeweled, middle aged woman told the special Senate committee investigating alleged labor and Industry racketeering that she had decided "the heck with it. He is a member of the Congre the Civil Aeronautics Administra tion station at DuBois at 5 t. gational Church, the Masonic lodge, Eighteen minutes later the CAA 1 1 and the Kiwanis Club.

He, his wife, Georgia, 12 year old operator at DuBois could not raise Smith. U.N. Middle East Debate Is Suspended UNITED NATIONS UP) The U.N. Middle East debate was suspended temporarily Wednesday while the United States worked on a compromise plan to get Israeli troops out of Egypt and the Gaza Strip without resort to sanctions. The 80-nation General Assembly met Wednesday morning, but the president.

Prince Wan Waithaya-kon of Thailand, announced that no delegates were ready to speak on the Israeli-Egyptian dispute. The Assembly went ahead with a long list of routine budgetary questions. It was expected to turn back to the Middle East problem later in the day. Chief U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge was busy, meanwhile, consulting with other delegates on a resolution which he hoped to submit to the Assembly within a few hours.

The- U.S. proposal was understood to include a provision for placing the Gaza Strip under temporary U.N. administration and for declaring the Gulf of Aqaba open to ships of all nations. SEE OPPOSITION Observers predicted such a plan would run into bitter opposition from the Arab states, which had been counting on -American support for their sanctions demand. Details of the U.S.

proposal were not disclosed, but U.S. delegation sources said it probably would contain a number of ideas, put forward Tuesday by Canadian Foreign Secretary Lester B. Pearson. The U.S. plan reportedly has two key aims immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops and insurance that there will be no revival of the previous hostile situation.

The American sources said it would omit the call for sanctions spelled out in an Asian-African resolution now before the Assembly. Reports were current, however, that the U.S. plan would try to meet Arab objections by providing that if the Israelis did not pull out within a certain time, the Assembly would consider penalties. A resolution with no punitive clause would arouse, the ire of the Arabs, informed sources said. PLAN COMPLETED Lodge was said to have put the final touches to the plan Tuesday night.

Pearson's four-point proposal for a solution without sanctions which he called a "constructive compromise" was immediately denounced by Syria and the Soviet Union as "pro-Israeli." It called for Israel and Egypt to promise to observe the provisions of their 1949 armistice, for the U.N. emergency, force to be deployed along the armistice line and the Gulf of Aqaba, Egyptian agreement not to interfere with freedom of shipping in the Gulf, and a U.N. administration to gradually take over from the Israelis in the Gaza Strip. Secretary General Dag Ham-marskjold circulated a report in the Assembly summarizing his latest talks with Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban. It disclosed that Eban had inquired whether a U.N.

naval patrol might be stationed in the Aqaba Gulf to prevent Egyptian shore guns from resuming their blockade of Israeli ships sailing between the Red Sea and Israel's Port of Eilat. daughter. Patricia, and 9-year old "I called an electronics outfit and asked them to put a recording device in my hotel room. Then Cox came to me and said that for $5,000 he would be willing to withdraw his House Bill 274," Harmon said, Dr. Harmon said he recorded the conversation on tape and reported it to Speaker of the House "If Smith hit something, it prob- aniy was witnm that 18 minutes son, John, plan on moving to Casper, where Judge Daniels will make his headquarters, as soon as possible.

Air A iVit A dBoratl after he contacted DuBois," Fox said. T. C. DANIELS "Smith's plane had enough fuel Waggoner Carr of Lubbock and to go another 300 miles," Fox said- "But, according to reports he should be within a five-mile Youngest U.S. Turncoat Is Disgusted by Red Killings area." "If by some fluke he pulled up on instruments 'and plowed into the cloud bank, he could be anyplace within 100 miles," Fox said.

gave him the tape. Carr announced the charge gainst Cox to Capitol newsmen. The warrant against Cox charged him with agreeing to consent to a bribe to use his influence on the bill outlawing the practice of naturopathic medicine. The bill currently is pending House committee action. Sam! Suffers Heart Attack PHOENIX, Ariz.

W) Bill Sarnl, first string catcher of the New The Weather By U.S. Weather Bureau York Giants, suffered a heart at HONG KONG W) The youngest American turncoat of the Korean War left Red China Wednesday saying he quit the Communist mainland in disgust over the "wanton killing by Russia in Hungary." Samuel David Hawkins, now 23, declared he had it plain to the Red Chinese authorities he wanted to leave because of the Soviet Union's action in putting down the Hungarian rebellion last fall. The Oklahoma City youth told reporters the Chinese did not try to Stop him. Hawkins is the seventh to come home Of 21 U. S.

soldiers who Mountain View Home Is Damaged by Fire Mice gnawing on matches in the kitchen cabinets might have caused the fire in the home of Walter L. Komma, 306 Chalmers, William Kropp, County Fire Chief, said Wednesday. The fire was discovered at 4:45 a. m. Damage was estimated as minor and was confined to the walls and kitchen cabinets.

The fire was extinguished by the. County Fire Dept. using chemicals instead of water. The family was asleep when the blaze broke out. The County Fire Chief reported that this was the same house that had a fire the day before New Year's Day.

The fire at that time was limited to a bedroom. Casper and Vicinity: Considerable cloudiness today with few scattered light showers becoming partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Cooler this afternoon and tonight. No import-a temperature change Thursday. Low tonight 20-30, mittee is investigating alleged gangster and racketeer infiltration of labor unions and industry in the Portland area.

James Elkins said after McClellan's statement, that he had just one comment: "My brother is not in the rackets. We call him square." Carl Elkins, 1. told police in Phoenix, that he received a telephone call Tuesday night in which a voice he couldn't identify told him: "Have that brother of yours quiet down. Frank and Dave don't want him to talk any more." CUT HIM OFF Carl Elkins said he cut off his caller with "some good, old-fasmoned mule-skinner language." Informed of McClellan's statement. Carl Elkin3 told a reporter in Phoenix that his caller had not threatened death, and that be didn't know "where such a story could have gotten out." He said he attributes the call to "some screwball crank, not a rank-and-file union man," and is not worried.

The FBI in Phoenix declined comment except to say the call was being investigated. When the Senate committee convened Wednesday morning, and James Elkins again took the witness chair, McClellan held a consultation with fellow committee members. Then the chairman announced in a rasping voice: (Turn to Page 2, 6) tack In Monday's opening workout of the 1957 training season, doctors told club president Horace Stoneham Wednesday. Sarni, 29, was taken to the hospital after Monday's workout with what doctors then described as a muscle; spasm. Tests and X-ray pictures since then have convinced them that the young athlete suffered a moderate coronary attack.

He never will be able to play baseball again, they said. Steal Bridqe for Dock were captured during the Korean fighting and chose to remain with the Communists. One died in China and 13 are still there. As. early as the summer of 1955, three turncoats crossing Into Hong Kong said they thought Hawkins and the others wanted to return home.

Hawkins told reporters visiting Red China several months ago he had seen enough of communism and complained of restrictions on his personal life. The returnee came from Canton to the border by train and crossed the Lowu border railroad bridge on foot. He was met by U. S. Consul S.

M. Backe. Backe questioned him and said he was satisfied the youth had not forfeited his U. S. citizenship.

Hawkins will be given a one-way passport to the United States. His citizenship would have been forfeited automatically if it had been found that he had served in a foreign army, voted in a foreign election, or done similar things. He was dishonorably discharged from the Army in 1954. Hawkins, well dressed in a new blue suit, white shirt and checked tie, blamed adolescent ignorance for his decision to remain with the Communists after the 1953 Light Rain Is Spreading Over State By The Associated Press Moisture-bearing clouds covered Colorado and Wyoming Wednesday and there were gusty westerly winds reaching 30 miles an hour in southern Wyoming. Light showers scattered along the northern and western borders of Wyoming at dawn spread southward through the state and into Colorado.

The rain turned to light snow as it crossed the mountain areas of both states. Scattered snow Hurries are expected to continue in the mountains of the two states Thursday. Cooler temperatures accompanied the precipitation. Highest readings Tuesday were 60 at Lamar, in eastern Colorado, and 58 at Douglas, Lows early Wednesday ranged down to 5 at Fraser, and 28 at Laramie, Wyo. AM CANTERBURY, England W) U.S.

Again Urges Israel To Withdraw WASHINGTON UP) The United States -Wednesday again urged Israel to make "a voluntary withdrawal" from disputed Middle East areas to avoid United Nations sanctions or other pressure. The State Department issued a statement to that effect as Secretary Dulles met in an urgent and hastily arranged conference with seven ooys 12 to 14 years old have been put on probation for stealing the bridge over the River Stour. Police said the boys lifted the small wooden structure off the river banks, balanced it onto a canoe and eased it down the river. They wanted to use it as a landing dock further down they explained. Lit Out in Front BURBANK, Calif.

UP) A loud crash attracted officer Ralph Cul-len to an intersection in time to see an auto limp away from a collision with a light post. John Wright, 35, booked on suspicion of drunk driving, complained: "That pole jumped out and hit me." except 5-15 higher elevations. High Thursday in the 40's. Wyoming: Considerable cloudiness south portion otherwise partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Few snow flurries mountains Thursday.

Cooler tonight. No important temperature change Thursday. Low tonight 5-15 mountains, 20-30 lower elevations. High Thursday 40-50. Five Day Outlook: Temperatures will average 8-14 degrees above seasonal with frequent but minor day to day changes.

Frequent scattered snows mountain areas with few showers or snows reaching lower elevations Friday night and Sunday. Normal maxima, 35-42, normal minima, 8-19. Sun sets 5:52, rises Thursday, maximum wind 32 mph, SW; mean temperature 41, departure from normal plus 13. Casper ites Are Speakers At Geologists' Conclave Processing Inadequate to Equal Uranium Discoveries SALT LAKE CITY (Special) Wyoming's geologic questions and the men who study their solution $5 Million Contract Snagged on 47 Cents DALLAS Action by the City Council on a five million dollar contract for Love Field improvements bogged down Tuesday over a 47-cent mistake. City Mfg.

Elgin Crull said a contract was awarded to Flenniken Construction Co. and L. Lacy Co. on Oct. 31 for $4,928,685.91.

But the accompanying resolution came out as $4,928,686.38. City fathers went through the motions to switch back to the original figure. The excess 47 Israel's Foreign Minister Golda Meir and Ambassador Abba Eban. State Department press officer Lincoln White reported consultations are under way with six other countries in the United Nations to work out "appropriate language by which to express the President's policies." White emphasized there had been no change "in any respect" in America's position as set forth by President Eisenhower in his Feb. 20 radio-television address to the nation.

White's statement noted U. S. collaboration with other states on what presumably might emerge as a new pressure resolution in the U. N. then he said: "In the event this becomes necessary we are still hopeful that there will be a voluntary withdrawal by Israel so that no further U.

action in this respect will be called for. We are now having a further exchange on this aspect of the matter with the government of Israel." Mrs. Meir, who accompanied Eban to Dulles' office, is in this country attending U. N. issions ln-iNew-York.

Vi Powder River Basin, noting that "discoveries in the past few years, whiie perhaps not commercial, are indicative of the potential for the future." Dr. Horace D. Thomas, professor at the University of Wyoming and state geologist, co-moderated a morning sesson which featured a general discussion of the nature of stratigraphic fields of the Rockies. This paper's co-authors included M. Dane Picard.

St. Helen's Petroleum Co. and William M. Mc-Cabe, consulting geologist, both of Casper. Mr.

Picard later presented a study of his own of Red Wash Walkers Hollow. Utah's largest stratigraphic field. In opening Wednesday sessions, AAPG President Theodore A. Link, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, went deep to the roots of oil origin, discussing both the organic and inor cents was tossed back into reserve funds. fronting the petroleum geologist.

Only those who wander where angels fear to tread Mr. Link said, "will make the big discoveries and reap the ultimate profits." He urged his fellow geologists to consider all new ideas, regardless of their apparent worth or non-worth, warning against the dangers of becoming mentally hidebound. "Many of us think we've gotten into the groove, only to find we're in a rut instead," the personable AAPG chief said. He suggested that if all Texas geologists were moved to California, and vice versa, wildcatting and discovery might be "boosted in hot! states. After close of business sessions, two Casperites officially assumed their duties as officers of the section Robert W.

Mallory, Champ-lain Oil president, and James A. Ma3terson, secretary-treasurer. Gregory Elias, Durango, was named vice president. Temperature at 10:30 ajn. 39 24-hour extremes: High 55, low 39 Airport extremes: High 54, low 36 Extreme temperatures for the 24-hour peridU ending at 5:30 ajn.

Wednesday: Max. Min. Pep. Big Piney 47 30 Billings 60 41 Bismarck 37 27 .01 Cheyenne 53 36 Chicago 51 26 .11 Cody 57 33 Denver 59 36 Douglas 58 Houston 67 49 Kansas City 52 26 Lander 55 33 Laramie 44 28 Los Angeles 60 58 Ne York 59 50 ,76 Rapid City 57 33 Rawlins 44 32 Salt Lake City 56 42 .09 San Francisco 61 55 .58 Sheridan ..57 39 T. WiUiston 47 36 of inadequate processing facilities?" "Yes, sir," said Weller.

"He has undergone quite a bit cf developmental expense in proving out an ere body and judging the capital costs of exploitation. At that point be is unable to go into production because of the lack of milling facilities and only a limited buying program by the AEC." Chairman Durham D-NC) said, in question form, that private enterprise has failed to build processing plants fast enough to meet demands. Weller replied in the affirmative. Turning to what he termed the AECs "limited buying" program. Weller said the agency "has had an it feels that it has reached the requirement of our military necessity for adequate supply of uranium, to stockpile ore above ground because of wind erosion and other depreciating factors.

WASHINGTON W) Processing facilities are inadequate to keep tip with domestic uranium ore discoveries. The result, a witness told the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, is that "some small operators are experiencing difficulty in marketing their ore in sufficient quantity to meet current operating expenses." Gordon A. Weller, executive vice president of the Uranium Institute of America at Grand Junction, said this is particularly true in newly developed areas. Weller testified last Thursday, but the comments were not disclosed until Tuesday. Replying to questions, Weller said he thought the conditions he described are "transitory." "In other words," asked Sen.

Gore D-Tenn), "the original raw ore gatherer or producer is having to hold his ore in stock because took front stage center Wednesday, as the Rocky Mountain section, American Assn. of Petroleum Geologists, ended a threeday meeting at Rainbow Randevu here. The final day's slate was high-lighted by a number of technical papers, keyed to the general theme "Stratigraphic Type Oil Accumulations in the Rocky Mountains," and two Wyoming oil areas came under close scrutiny in the discussions, both in papers by Casper-ites. John J. Pedry, Stanolind Oil and Gas examined the geologic ins and outs of the Cottoitwood Creek field in Washakie which he called "perhaps the first major discovery in Wyoming drilled specifically as a stratigraphic trap prospect." John F.

Patridge consulting geologist, predicted "an active ex Miners Strike Because Tea Weakened by Boss CHESTERFIELD, England CP Five hundred miners are on strike because their tea is too weak. The men said the mine bosses had ordered their canteen manager use fewer tea leaves, then fired the manager when she complained ganic theories of formation. He warned asainst a doermatic aD- that the men didn't like the re ploratory effort" in Wyoming's sulting brew proach to this or any protjpm con-.

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Casper Morning Star
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About Casper Morning Star Archive

Pages Available:
79,943
Years Available:
1953-1965