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The hearings reconvened in Dallas on Septenber 10. The first witness was
J. L. Gulley, Jr. of Tyler, vice president of G. L., Drilling Company, the principals
of which were Gulley, H. L, Long and Raymlond Hi Hedge. He knew nothing
about the drilling of the H. L. Long-Mary Sl'ith No, 3 Well or the Long-Starr
Well which was kicked more than 3000 feet at an angle of 55 degrees. He admittec
owning an interest in the Bob Woods Lease which had a well kicked in January,
1961. He stated the average cost of drilling a straight well in East Texas is
$5,000. When confronted with the Form 7 filed under oath with the RRC listing
him as an owner of Amtex Oil Company he stated he was not an owner of Amtex,
never had been and never even heard of Amtex "before all of this started." He
was reminded that Form 7 is an official organizational report, bearing a $5,000
penalty for a false filing and that each day constitutes a separate offense.
J. S. McCubbin of Gladewater declinied to testify stating that his truthful
answer would incriminate him about his interest in Amtex Oil Company, about
the Barton Lease on which a well was kicked 3250 feet at an angle of 500 in
December, 1959, the production going from zero to 1000 barrels a month; why
two years of reports on this lease are missing from the RRC files; why Brin and
Tyner, Trustees, received an interest in this lease; whether or not he had ever
bribed an RRC employee; or about his interest in the Gunn, Holt, Mayfield and
Bonner Leases, each with kicked wells on them.
J. L. Patton of Tyler declined to testify because his answers might incriminate
him about his interest in Amtex Oil Company, or the Cole Lease on
which a well was kicked 3500 feet at an angle of 57 , or the Elder Lease, and
why Brin, and Tyner, Trustees, had an interest in the Elder Lease; whether he
had ever bribed an employee of the RRC or removed files from the RRC office.
J. K. Maxwell of Kilgore, declined to testify on the grounds that his truth.ful.aiwer
coul.d incriminate him about his interest in the Carter-Jones Drilling
Company; what happened to certain records of the RRC, or that 34 deviated wells
had been drilled by Carter-Jones Drilling Company,
W. T. Maxwell declined to testify on the grounds that his truthful answer
could incriminate him whether he was the brother of J. T. Maxwell; about his
interest in Amtex Oil Company; whether regular meetings were held at the office
of Carter-Jones in which the so-called "east side operators" or "syndicate" attend
and are assessed to make pay-offs to RRC employees, and if he was the man who
collected those funds and was referred to as the "bag man" for this operation.
H. C. Jones of Kilgore, declined to answer on the grounds that his truthful
answer could incriminate him about his interest in Carter-Jones Drilling Company,
his interest in Amtex Oil Company; his relationship with Judge David Moore;
whether Carter-Jones drilled the David Moore-Fisher Well; ownership of the
Russell Lease on which Well No. 1 was completed in February, 1960 following
which the lease production jumped from 48 to 1300 barrels per month; about
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