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Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, April 17, 1957
THE CAPITAL' JOURNAL'
Section I Page 3
RICHARDSON WINS KLUB
Millionaires Whoop It Up
AtKoon Kreek Stag Party
By CLAYTON HICKERSON
ATHENS, Tex. W-Koon Kreek
Klub, lush, green hunting and
fishing paradise for Texas' big
rich, boomed and reverberated to
day in the midst of its annual
Fishermen lined the banks of
Koon Kreek's four fishing lakes
and hunters tramped the swampy
woodlands that make up two
thirds of the fabulous 7-500-acro
playground for millionaires,
Clint Murchison, known in oil
circles as "Old Wheeler-Dealer"
and reputedly worth some 300
million dollars, but not the club's
richest member, was one of four
hosts. The club started the week
by inducting into membership
bachelor Sid Richardson of Fort
Worth, said to be the nation's rich
est man with 700-million dollars
"Nearly everybody thought old
Sid already was a member," said
Sam Gladncy, amiable, genial
manager of Sun Oil Co., "but
here's his check right here."
Gladncy explained that dues for
the 50-year-old club were "low,"
just $250 per year, but that the
membership was limited to 145,
that 170 were on the waiting list,
"and all the members stay
healthy down here."
Gladney, president of Koon
Kreek, was one of the stag party's
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hosts along with Richardson and
two independent oil operators, Ike
LaRue and George Greer. Glad
ney refers to LaRue, a man who
has been broke as often as he
has been a millionaire, as the
"Pride of Athens."-LaRue lives
at the club, 11 miles southwest
of the east Texas county seat
town. Greer lives in Dallas.
Employes of Murchison and La
Rue, before the party began, said
no newsmen or photographers
were to be allowed. One reporter
got in because he knew "Editor"
R. T. Craig,, former publisher of
the Athens Daily Review and now
chairman of the board' of Murch
ison's First National Bank here.
But they were stubborn about
"We don't look so good down
here anyway," a khaki-clad mil
lionaire quipped. "We don't want
any publicity why this is just
a family gathering."
The family included such names
as Buddy Fogleson, husband of
actress Greer Garson and a Dal
las oilman-rancher; Walter Pew,
director of Sun Oil from Philadel
phia; Arch Underwood, Lubbock
Tex., who owns 22 cotton com
presses and warehouses among
other properties in Texas; Her
man Brown of Brown & Root,
Houston shipbuilders and con
struction tycoons; the deputy chief
of staff of the Air Force, Lt. Gen.
"Rosie" O'Donnell, and Dr. Alton
Oechsner, the surgeon who put
golfer Ben Hogan on the come
back trail after Hogan's near
fatal auto accident. I
"What do we do down here?"
said Sam Gladney, looking like a
man having fun.
"Well, we fish and hunt and play
gin rummy. Then we eat lordy,
we eat and some of the boys
have a drink. But mainly we just
You hear no discussions of oil,
ranching, banking or any other
business. You get the idea, but
quick, that here the money barons
are in their heaven and all's
right with their world.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Wl
Pablo Casals, one of the world's
greatest cellists, was confined to
bed today after a heart attack.
The International Music Festival
he was to have launched next
Monday will go ahead on sched
ule. The 80-year-old musician suf
fered intense pains and vomiting
and then fainted yesterday while
directing a rehearsal for the two-
week series of concerts, lie was
taken to his home where an elec
trocardiogram disclosed a coro
Doctors said Casals would have
to remain in bed several weeks.
He was reported resting quietly
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slacks, shoes and a wool shirt, and
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GOP Nod as
NEWARK, N.J. W-Sen. Mal
calm S. Forbes, an early Eisen
hower booster, will be the Repub
lican candidate for governor of
New Jersey against Gov. Robert
B. Meyner in November's elec
tion. Forbes, backed by almost all the
large GOP county organizations,
defeated Sen. Wayne Dumont Jr.
of Warren County by more than
88,000 votes in yesterday's pri
With returns from 4,186 of the
state's 4,213 districts, Forbes led
Dumont 213,528 to 124,902.
Forbes carried 14 of the state's
Meyner, seeking a second four
year term, was unopposed in the
Democratic primary. He left for
Florida with his wife shortly after
Forbes announced he would
conduct a campaign based on the
theme "that Eisenhower Repub
licanism has roots and meaning
above and beyond the personal
appeal of a great president."
He told newsmen, "It's not a
coal-tail thing, but a deep philos
ophy." Forbes, 37-year-old publisher of
Forbes' Magazine of Business and
Finance, organized a statewide
Eisenhower-for-President Club in
SACRAMENTO, Calif, tfl A
bill to require pedestrians to be
more responsible for their own
safety when crossing streets was
passed yesterday by the Assem
bly. It would prohibit them from
walking or running into the path
of motor vehicles so suddenly that
the drivers can't stop in time to
avoid hitting them.
PARIS m Railway traffic
came to an almost complete halt
tnrougnout trance today as work
ers walked off trains in a 48-hour
wage strike. A similar stoppage
by bus and subway strikers
jammed Paris traffic.
A few trains continued their
runs after the Communist-directed
strike was called at midnight. But
by dawn the stoppage was report
ed 90 per cent effective. Socialist
and Catholic unions backed it.
The army put hundreds of
trucks into service to ease the
Mail and freight movements
were at a standstill.
The rail workers last night Ig
nored a last-minute government
offer to boost wages 2'4 per cent.
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tor Nehru today named V. K.
Krishna Menon, his controversial
foreign affairs adviser and roving
envoy, to be defense minister in
Ins new post-election Cabinet of
Nehru retained the Foreign Min
istry for himself.
Nehru submitted the rcsiimation
of the former Cabinet to President
Rajendra Prasad yesterday, in
preparation for the first meeting
May 13 of the new Parliament
elected in the recent general elec
tions. Nehru's Congress party won
a sizable majority in Parliament.
The appointment of the quick
tempered Krishna Menon, who
has many enemies at home and
abroad, to the important defense
post showed once again the enor
mous respect Nehru has for him.
Nehru has held the Dcfenso
Ministry post in the old Cabinet.
Krishna Menon was a minister
without portfolio, specializing in
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known for his strong anti-Commu-
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