The materials are particularly valuable to us, given our status as a rising premier research university with strong engineering and biotechnology programs. He concocted a scheme with fellow explorer Peter Byrne and actor Jimmy Stewart - who was on vacation at the time in Calcutta - to help him get evidence from the mummified hand in the monastery in Pangboche where it was being held. In the past she owned an antiques business specializing in oriental rugs, helped run two restaurants and owned a catering business. Then, in 1983, she was selected by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the National Labor Relations Board. Political and legal wrangling among the family trustees and the States of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania over Slick's residency and valuation of his estate followed his death. He later took graduate courses at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sources: Loren Coleman, Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti Boston: Faber and Faber, 1989.
The lack of mileage is made up for by other amenities like the two dog parks. His collection was surveyed by the with an exhibition and catalogue titled Tom Slick: International Art Collector. It also turned up dry. And more recently, there's the vision of Kit Goldsbury, who has turned the old abandoned brewery north of downtown into the Pearl, a vibrant, still-growing development that anchors an even larger booming neighborhood. Slick also quietly made cash deposits to reserve all the horses and buggies in Cushing to hamper the efforts of competing lease bidders who were sure to descend on the area when news of the strike became widespread. Slick had become interested in this specific subject when he was traveling in India and came across a man who could supposedly levitate and teleport.
We have treasured our past and fought hard to preserve so much of it. The documents had been housed and preserved at the Preston G. Currently, she mounts shows in New York City and Tulsa. Recent sightings have occurred in the , near the San Jacinto River. Tom Slick is remembered today for his exploits in hunting the Yeti, which is a subject he became serious about in 1956.
Kitty Pittman See also: , Bibliography Estate of Thomas B. Photograph by Roy Stevens for a 1960. Photo credits: All photographs presented in the published and online versions of The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture are the property of the Oklahoma Historical Society unless otherwise stated. It was very important to him and the last project before his untimely death. He was on his way to hunt in Canada, and possibly to do some Sasquatch searching as well. Why don't we have some kind of Tom Slick Day or Week or Festival or something that really tells the story of what he did? Johnson, in turn, was good friends and a big game hunting partner with Jimmy Stewart - yes, the actor Jimmy Stewart - and Slick asked Stewart to help him get a hold of evidence from the mummified Yeti hand, which was at a monastery in Pangboche. They include documents relating to the disbursement of the estate assets and the trusts of Slick, who died in a plane crash in 1962 at age 46.
Personally, he spends a lot of time enjoying, and working to preserve, the Texas Hill Country. The papers will be available to scholars and researchers interested in the origins of the biomedical and scientific enterprise in San Antonio and South Texas, the oil and gas industry, the history of the research institutions that Slick established and his varied other interests. Jones, along with Charles J. After conducting these interviews, Slick formed a theory that there were two distinct species of Yeti, one that was eight feet tall and covered in black hair, and another that was smaller and had reddish hair. Then returning to the Wheeler farm, Slick selected a more promising site and began drilling once again. In an ironic coincidence, he died at 46 — exactly the same age as his father.
Democrat Senator Kerr, as a favor to his Republican Senator colleague Prescott Bush, asked W. They also collaborated to develop oil boomtowns. Patricia Diaz Dennis Secretary Attorney J. He was a collector of modern art and sculpture. The conventional wisdom was that Mr. During this trip Slick also made casts of prints - some of which were, which unlike many other Yeti prints, found in mud as opposed to snow - and took pictures with them, as well as collected hair and droppings purported to be from the creature.
We had a lot of community input. Christine Grogan Vice President of Marketing at Acelity Master's Degree, Brown University; B. He also founded the in San Antonio in 1958 to do consciousness research. Massey promised to pay Slick a 25 percent share of the proceeds from every lease Slick could obtain. On this expedition, Slick's men turned up photographs of supposed Yeti scalps that were being kept as relics, as well as a supposed Yeti hand.
He funded the Tom Slick World Peace lectures at the , and the Tom Slick Professorship of World Peace at the. Slick's widow, Berenice, survived him and later married one of his business partners,. He also funded expeditions to search for the Orang Pendek, a small hairy cryptid sighted in Sumatra. Slick was looking for a Georges Braque that would be a companion to this painting, but the plane crash cut short his quest. It was still producing as of March 17, 2012, when the city of Drumright celebrated its centennial.
He has presented nationally and regionally on such topics as shame, countertransference, values in professional practice, and the impact of trauma on mental health professionals. He also accumulated further holdings in Kansas with partners Ralph Pryor and Floyd Lockhart and in 1929 acquired leases in the Oklahoma City Field. Together with his wife, Dr. In 1937, Slick went on a car tour across Europe with some friends. A cycle of overworking, selling his holdings, retiring, and then coming back full force into the oil business would repeat throughout his life. But this article held lots of unknown info.