A nervous, thin little man from Sullivan, Ind., who steadied his chin on his tall, starched collar and rabbited at his lower lip until it bled, was star witness of the week before the Senate Public Lands Committee, continuing its dredging of the Oil Scandals. He was Will H. Hays, who managed the Harding Campaign as G. O. P. chairman, then landed in the Cabinet as Postmaster General, then became "tsar" of the cinema industry, which lofty office he still fills.

The Committee wanted to ask Mr. Hays more about Oilman Harry Ford...

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