THE CABINET: Great Undertaking

Attorney General Stone, in his first important act since taking office, instituted a suit of magnitude. He attacked a monster group—some 50 Standard Oil and other oil companies, charging restraint of trade under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. He also asked for injunctions to stop alleged illegal procedure. The case was brought in regard to the "cracking" process for petroleum. In refining crude oil, gasoline is taken off by distillation. But on account of the great demand for gasoline, more of it is obtained by subjecting the residue of heavier oil to heat...

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