Ickes Gets a Pipeline

Harold Le Claire Ickes last week got an end that justified his means. The means: 16 months of figuring, warning, prodding. The end: WPB (the Joint Chiefs of Staff concurring) decided the persistent Petroleum Coordinator could have 219,000 tons of steel to build an 857-mile pipeline from Norris City, Ill. to Camden, NJ.

The 24-inch, $60,000,000 tube will connect with an almost-finished pipeline from Longview, Tex. to Norris City. By next June it will carry 300,000 bbl. of crude oil a day, do the work of 8,000 tank cars. The oil, said Harold Ickes, will go to: 1) the armed forces...

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