OIL: The Pot Boils

Florid, terrible-tempered James Andrew Moffett, 58, a crown prince of the Rockefeller Empire until he retired, last fall, from California Standard and Texas Co., last week spearheaded the biggest down-with-Ickes campaign that has hit terrible-tempered Harold in a month of Sundays.

In a vitriolic press release Jimmy demanded 'that Ickes should be removed, perhaps impeached for his "Arabian adventure"—the proposed Government pipeline across the Middle East (TIME, Feb. 14 et seq.). "In my 38 years in the oil business," Jimmy told reporters, "I have heard nothing but [a U.S. oil] shortage." (He cited a 1920 statement...

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