Business: Oil Week

Recalcitrant Julian. Among last week's many oil events, prominent was the renascent publicity of Charles Courtney Julian, remembered well in California, hitherto obscure in Oklahoma.

In 1923 Oilman Julian, enriched by success in California's Signal Hill Oilfield, organized Julian Petroleum Corp., did much expanding, sold much stock. His ways of selling stock angered bankers. His ways of selling his products angered other companies. In 1924 he was glad to sell out for about $500,000. Three years later the Great Julian Scandal came, made police reserves necessary. Oilman Julian had no connection with...

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