Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 44 of 94
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Q. What was the largest amount coming from the sale of
an oil and gas interest that Scates personally held or
apparently held for the beneficiary of the Tyner Trust?
A. The largest single payment was $21,666. 66.
Next to be implicated in the J. W. Tyner Trust operation was Gregg CountyJudge
Q. Now let's turn to his relationship with Earl Sharp. Do
you find checks in the Tyner Trust that would indicate
an interest in the Earl Sharp-ltamlette Lease n GOregg
A. Yes, sir, we did.
(Q. Checks made to Scates?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. And is there a deviated well on that lease?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. What is the angle of deviation?
A. 42 .
Q. What are the total runs from that lease that appear in
the Tyner Trust Account?
The Tyner Trust also implicated Earl Sharp in the 1. 0. Hiarrmmill Lease:
Q. Now do you also find reference to a B. 0. Harmmll Lease
in Wood County?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. As a matter of fact that lease was plugged and abandoned
in violation of the no-plugging order was it not?
A. That is my understanding, sir.
Q. Approximately how much money do you find flowing to Earl
Sharp out of the Tyner Trust Account?
A. In excess of $2,600.00.
The predicate had now been laid to interrogate J. W. Tyner. He was called
to the stand. His first remarks were:
I would like to request the Committee to make inquiry without the
benefit of the oath.
Vice Chairman Hollowell overruled that request. Tyner was then sworn as
He identified himself as an atto4ney with offiQt t Z1 8 N. ,rQ4way in Tyler,
Texas, having practiced law in Texas since 1 956. Por ,to that time he had been
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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/m1/44/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .