Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 15 of 94
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The description that we have of Robert V. Jobe fits L. D.
Murphy exactly, and in talking with Murphy, he refused to
identify himself as Robert V. Jobe but would not disclaim
that identity. It is our opinion that Robert V. Jobe and
L. D. Murphy are one and the same.
When Carter was asked about the Haskell Carter, Trustee, Account, he said
it was against the rules of the Railroad Commission for an employee to hold an
interest in an oil and gas lease, and Murphy asked him if he would just set up a
bank account ahd handle it for him. Carter agreed, and on opening the account, he
signed several checks in blank and delivered them to Murphy, who would then fill in
the dates and amounts as he saw fit.
Investigators met Carter in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on August 9 and asked that
he not communicate with Murphy until they returned to Texas and talked to him. He
agreed, and promised to meet them the next day. When they met him the following
morning, Murphy was there. They talked with Murphy and Carter concerning this
account and McAngus said:
Now, when we talked with Murphy concerning the reason
for the Haskell Carter, Trustee, Account, his statement
was that when this interest came into his possession, it
would be too much of a club for some, quoting him, "some
of those operators over there in East Texas to use against
him and I would like for Haskell Carter to hold this in his
name for us."
McAngus then asked Murphy in the presence of Carter if he wanted him to describe
Robert V. Jobe, to which Murphy said, "Well, you can if you wish. " McAngus
then described Jobe as being identical to Murphy, who smiled and said, "Well,
that is pretty close, but I decline to answer your question at this time. "
E. N. Martin, Supervisor of Questioned Documents in the Criminal Identification
Laboratory of the Department of Public Safety is recognized as an outstanding
authority on handwriting. He was asked to compare known samples of handwriting
of L. D. Murphy and Robert V. Jobe. His conclusion was:
On comparing all of the handwriting and hand printing given
me under the name of L. D. Murphy and known standards of
comparison, I compared them with the handwriting and the
hand printing and signature of the name of Robert V. Jobe
and after thorough comparison and examination, I concluded
in my opinion that L. D. Murphy and Robert V. Jobe was one
and the same person.
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Texas Legislature. House of Representatives. General Investigating Committee. Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas, book, 1963; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5869/m1/15/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .