National Affairs: Paired Again

For more than four years two oily half-brothers have intermittently engaged the attention of the U. S. public. Their names are Teapot Dome and Elk Hills and their resemblance is close enough to make them almost twins. Teapot Dome, however, resulted from a collaboration between onetime (1921-23) Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall and Harry F. Sinclair, oilman; Elk Hills proceeded from an association between Mr. Fall and Edward L. Doheny, also an oilman. So they have constituted two distinct, though parallel cases which in 1923 spread a sticky mess over the...

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