Snowman in Himalayas The Dec. 13, 1956, edition of a Dallas newspaper carried a report from Kathmandu that the government of Nepal had given a Texas oilman permission to hunt the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas.
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Snowman in Himalayas
The Dec. 13, 1956, edition of a Dallas newspaper carried a report from Kathmandu that the government of Nepal had given a Texas oilman permission to hunt the Abominable Snowman in the Himalayas.
The casual reader may have presumed the expedition was a publicity stunt by a reckless rich guy with more money than good sense. But those familiar with businessman, scientist, philanthropist and explorer Thomas Baker Slick Jr. knew his Himalayan hike was a serious safari.
The fabulous family fortune was made by Tom Sr., who discovered the Cushing, Okla., oilfield in 1912. At his death from a cerebral hemorrhage less than two decades later, the wily wildcatter was a millionaire many times over.
Tom Jr. inherited more than a fat bank account from his rich namesake. "Dad stressed the importance of using our time, energy and money to benefit others. Perhaps he was afraid my brother and I would be playboys. I learned at an early age the responsibilities that go with wealth."