THE CABINET: Sales of Shale

Some 800,000 acres of shale oil land in western Colorado, owned by all the U. S. people and said by the U. S. Geological Survey to contain 40 billion barrels of petroleum (value: $1 per barrel, minimum), loomed more and more clearly in the public prints last week as an interesting national possession, also as the focus of an alleged national scandal. Ralph S. Kelley, the Interior Department's field chief at Denver, last fortnight resigned his post, loudly protesting that Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur...

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