OIL: The Road to Disunity

The clamor of Texas independent oilmen for sharper cutbacks in oil imports was answered last week by a realistic voice, speaking, of all places, from Texas. The speaker: Houston's Will L. Clayton, one of Texas' elder statesmen, a founder of the giant Anderson. Clayton & Co., cotton firm, a onetime Under Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Clayton's message to his fellow Texans who expect the Government to cut imports more: stop trying to promote the "special interest of certain oil producers against the national interest."

"Underneath all such efforts," said Clayton, "is an understandable human impulse to choke...

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