Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 16 of 94
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W. J. Murray testified he had become suspicious of Murphy and asked him to
test the Key Production Company, Adkins Well No, 2. Murphy said he had run an
inclination survey on that particular well, "but I can tell you now I ran the well myself,
it was straight. " Murray asked for a second test and Murphy told him that
he personally supervised the second test and that the well was straight. (The survey
later run on this well showed it angled 61 ) He then called Murphy to Austin
and asked him to take a polygraph test:
Murray: Now, Murphy, the thing to do is for you and me to go out
there and take the test. It will set a good example if you
and I have already taken the test.
Murphy: Bill, I just have to go home tonight.
Murray: That is the last time I saw Murphy, when he walked out of
my office and said he would be back the next morning. I
was in Kilgore the following day. I sent word that I was
there and available to talk with him three times but he
declined to appear. His lawyer called Governor Ramsey
and said Murphy would like until the following Monday to
come to Austin and take the polygraph test. So Ramsey
agreed that that was okay, and Monday at five o'clock,
Murphy had not come; and we had heard no more from
his lawyer, so we dismissed him at that time.
Nelson Decker, another RRC employee, was dismisse4 at the same time.
James Wendover, president of Nortex Oil
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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/m1/16/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .