CORRUPTION: Oil Everlasting

Like a mangled reptile whose tail will writhe until sundown, the Fall-Sinclair oil conspiracy, smashed at by investigators since 1923, still had life in it last week. The Messrs. Fall and Sinclair were neither of them in jail. Their cases still lay in the courts, tangled and malodorous. Nor did they cease pulsing when the U. S. Senate, returning to the reptile with a fresh-cut bludgeon, pounded to a pulp one central segment which had seemed invulnerable.

In the Fall-Doheny case, the Govern-ment had little trouble pinning down the $100,000 "loan" that...