OIL: Soap for Harry

Blue eyes gleaming, Harry Ford Sinclair, 67, posed for the press photographers in his vast paneled Manhattan office.

Lightly held in his big fingers was a check for $1,500,000 that had not yet quite left the hand of Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Francisco Castillo Nájera (see cut). In the heart which other oilmen think pumps oil instead of blood, was the knowledge that once again Sinclair Oil Corp. had struck a gusher while the rest of the industry struck rock.

When Mexico expropriated all U.S. and British oil properties back in...

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