TEXAS: King of the Wildcatters

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If it were possible to cap the human ego like a gas well, and to pipe off its more volatile byproducts as fuel, Houston's multi-millionaire wildcatter Glenn McCarthy could heat a city the size of Omaha with no help at all. Whether he would allow his rampant psyche to be dedicated completely to so prosaic a project, however, is doubtful—several million cubic feet would undoubtedly be diverted to a McCarthy Memorial Beacon which would nightly cast its glare as far west as El Paso.

As it is, the works and pomps which...

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