Business & Finance: Wall St. vs. Haskell

Several years ago, Charles N. Haskell, the first Governor of Oklahoma, moved to Manhattan and became associated with what is known as "Wall Street." His original business ventures in railroads, real estate and other Oklahoma activities had left him with a desire for a wider financial field and the funds to use in it. The Oklahoma oil boom led him into speculative oil promotion and financing, and there grew up a group of stocks known as the "Haskell Companies," which were active on the Wall Street exchanges.

His most recent venture, Southern States Oil,...