Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 82 of 94
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A. Yes, sir. He is in all of the indictments concerning the
activities of Murphy and Association. They indicted him
as L. D. Murphy alias Robert V. Jobe.
The next witness was Temple Pyle, Jr. He declined to answer whether he was
a petroleum engineer; whether he owned an interest with E. W. -Scates in the B. O.
Hammil Lease in Wood County; whether he received a $115,000 oil payment from
that lease; to identify his signature on RRC Form No. 3 on that lease, stating it was
a "workover operation"; whether he had anything to do with the junking of the well;
or whether he owned an interest with E. W. Scates in the Harry Harrington-SmithHargiss
The final witnesses were E. B. Germany, Norman Germany and Wilson
Wilson Germany was the spokesman for the group and stated that recently it
had come to their attention that some of the wells on their Jarvis College property
lease in the Hawkins Field, Wood County, Texas had been deviated. They were not
aware of the amount of deviation or that there was any question of trespassing until
the Railroad Commission, in its investigative work, had run a survey on one of the
wells. However, they pointed out that they had surveys, copies of which had been
furnished to the Railroad Commission, which substantiated their belief that all the
wells on this property were bottomed under their own lease. They stated that they
had never hired an engineer to deviate any well beyond the lease lines.
The Germanys have four wells on the Jarvis College property at Hawkins.
Three of these wells were drilled by E. B. Germany
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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/m1/82/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .