Business: Richfield & Sinclair

Tom B. Slick was a frenzied wildcatter from Pennsylvania whose boomtime oil financing became the wonder of the Southwest. He held lawyers, geologists and physicians in equal scorn and died of overwork in 1930, bequeathing his name to two oil fields, a withered oil town and Slick-Urschel Oil Co. In Oklahoma last fortnight the name Slick disappeared from the oil business through a merger of Slick-Urschel with the new Transwestern Oil of Oklahoma.

Last week in Los Angeles a bigger & better merger brought a smarter oilman than Tom Slick triumphantly into the...

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