OIL: At Los Angeles

If a young child, in a spirit of generosity or mischief, gives the garden rake to the neighbors, it is a simple enough matter for the father to drop in on them after supper and explain that the lad knew not what he did. If they are nice neighbors, they will surrender the implement without argument and the owner can whisk the leaves off the lawn next morning as planned. Not so simple is the Government's task of recovering its celebrated Oil Reserves, No. 1 and No. 3*, leased respectively by onetime...

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