National Affairs: Cat Creek

Elk Hills, Teapot Dome and Salt Creek are names written imperishably in oil. Attorney General Sargent was last week obliged to add Cat Creek to the list. Cat Creek is a U. S. oil field in Montana. In 1922, Albert Bacon Fall, defamed Secretary of the Interior, gave the Lewistown Oil and Refining Co. a contract to buy the Government's Cat Creek royalty oil. As in the case of Oilman Harry Ford Sinclair's contract for Salt Creek, Wyo., oil,* Fall gave the Lewistown people an option to renew their contract after five years, although no such option had been mentioned in...