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records missing from the RRC office; about the Rowland lease on which Well No. 1
was "recompleted" in 1960 and production went from 185 barrels to 3000 barrels
per month; about the interest of Brin and Tyner, Trustees, in the Russell, Elder
and Utzman Leases and what the RRC employees did to obtain interests in these
BMax Clark of Gladewater declined to answer on the grounds his truthful
answer could incriminate him whether he ever sold any property to Nortex Oil
Company; about his interest in the Max Clark-Bolton Well which was kicked
April 24, 1959; about the E. W. Scates-Miller No. 3 Well which was kicked
July, 1959; or about his dealings with Judge David Moore.
Wayne Dunbar of Longview declined to answer because his truthful answer
could incriminate him about his interest in the Carter-Jones-J. M. Fair No. 4
Well which had been kicked 2500 feet and whether pay-offs had been made to RRC
employees for that well.
E. M. Fisk of Kilgore declined to answer questions on the grounds his
truthful answer could incriminate him whether he knew J. W. Baton; whether he
knew W. H. Lee; whether he operated the McCord Well which was kicked 4190
feet in January, 1960, and which was later junked in violation of RRC orders.
Daryl Gaumer of Kilgore declined to answer on the grounds his truthful
answer could incriminate him about his interest in the Gibbon and Landers
Leases and the fact that the Landers Well was kicked 56 in October, 1960 by
Carter-Jones Drilling Company after which production rose from zero to 1000
barrels per month.
John George of Longview declined to answer because his truthful answer
could incriminate him about the Stroud No. 4-A Well drilled by Carter-Jones
Drilling Company in October, 1961, and kicked 4000 feet following which the
production immediately doubled.
Charles Lutes of Longview declined to answer on the grounds his truthful
answer could incriminate him about his relationship with Judge Earl Sharp;
whether he operated the Earl Sharp Bramlette Lease, his relationship with
W about his interest in
the Harrington-J. G. Walker Lease; whether he operated the B. O. Hamil Lease;
about his interest in the Earl Sharp T about the R. F. Green Lease which had two kicked wells both of which
had been junked, and about his relationship with H. M. Harrington, Judge Earl
Sharp and Charles Lutes.
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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/m1/31/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .