CORRUPTION: Juggled Bonds

Another week's dredging of the Oil Scandals produced proof of how Oilman Harry Ford Sinclair's contributions to the G. O. P. in 1923, after a Republican cabinet member had furtively enriched Sinclair with the Teapot Dome lease, were camouflaged by the G. O. P. management. The star witness was James A. Patten, fellowtownsman of Vice President Dawes (Evanston, Ill.)—plainspoken, upstanding, oldtime "wheat king" of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mr. Patten appeared before the Senate Committee on Public Lands bursting with readiness to talk. He had, he felt, been duped by a man...

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