Big Inch, Big Blunder?

As the week started, the twelve months' deliberations over disposal of Big Inch and Little Big Inch seemed set tled. And not a day too soon. With the coal strike on (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), hope was strong that the long idle Big and Little Inches might soon be carrying badly needed oil from Texas to the Eastern seaboard.

The War Assets Administration had kept its decision to itself. But it was an open secret in Washington that the most favored of the 16 bids had come from Big Inch Oil, Inc., headed by...

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