Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 43 of 94
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The Dallas hearings had shown that money from the Haskell Carter Trust
Account in the South Main Street Bank in Houston, which Carter held in trust for
Murphy, had been deposited to the Louisiana Bank and Trust Company of Shreveport
under the name of Robert V. Jobe. The J. W. Tyner Trust Account in the
Tyler bank was opened with two deposits from Robert V. Jobe of $700 and $1,600.
Most checks were paid directly to Murphy out of the Tyner Trust Account. However,
a cashier's check for $1,000 was purchased and forwarded to the Hull State
Bank for deposit to Murphy's account there.
Some checks were written from the Tyner Trust Account to Charles W. Lutes,
brother-in-law of County Judge Earl Sharp, designated as operated expenses on the
B. O. Hammill Lease. (The Hammill Well had been plugged in violation of the RRC
order so that no survey had yet been conducted on that well. )
There were also checks written to E. W. (Jelly) Scates designated as "for
operations of R. V. Jobe. " Scates was listed as operator on about a dozen leases
upon which there were slanted wells. He had also been named by District Judge
David Moore as the operator of the David Moore-Fisher Lease upon which a kicked
well had been found, although Judge Moore was listed in-official records as the
One unique transaction occurred in October, 1961. Tyner went to the Farmers
State Bank in Mexia and drew a draft for $5,000 on the Tyler Bank and Trust Company
for which a cashier's check for $5,000 was purchased, designated as payee was
J. W. Tyner. The cashier's check was presented to the Western Union office to
purchase a money order. Paul J. Krueger, district manager of Western Union at
Houston, testified this money order was payable to Murphy. It was forwarded to
Las Vegas, Nevada, endorsed by L. D. Murphy, and deposited by the Desert Inn
Hotel at Las Vegas to the Bank of Nevada.
Another transaction linking the Tyner Trust to Murphy was a $2,500 check
issued from the account to buy a 1961 Chevrolet, license No. TZ5412, registration
UX 5487. This Chevrolet is officially registered to L. D. Murphy whose address
was given as Wortham, Texas.
Most of the money deposited to the Tyner Trust Account, i. e., approximately
$50,000. 00 came from E. W. (Jelly) Scates.
Q. Do the notations on the checks indicate that money ix for oil
runs that are apparently held in trust by Scates for the
A. This is very apparent. And in addition there are checks for
sales of interests.
Q. The deposits were in fact steadily gaining as the account
progressed, were they not?
A. That is correct.
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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/m1/43/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .