OIL: Well Chosen Words

The oil industry's almost-unanimous opposition to Ickes' plans for an Arabian pipeline (TIME, Dec. 27, et seq.) reached a new high last week. In Dallas, Sun Oil's Vice President James Edgar Pew of Philadelphia flatly called the pipeline an invitation to the next world war.

At this point a man named De Golyer spoke up.

Everette Lee De Golyer, 57, of Dallas, is perhaps the world's greatest oil geologist. Born in a Kansas homesteader's sod hut, he became the founder of a U.S. crude oil producer (Amerada Corp.), a director of Dallas' plush First National Bank, and the man whom the...

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