J. Edward Jones's 'And So -- They Indicted Me!'' - A Story of New Deal PDF

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By J. Edward Jones

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Moreover, even governmental power could be enlisted by monopoly only on the showing of concrete evidence that an emergency existed because of the possibility of a violation of some great idealistic principle . " must be bogus . Conservation of natural resources was an ideal readily to be supported by the public . Therefore, shout waste! " Future oil shortage! Even the scare about a defenseless nation in time of war! Frighten the public by misrepresenting facts ; fool the popular New Deal Administration into acceptance of wrong figures; hold out to a brand new, ambitious and inexperienced officialdom the bait of governmental control of a huge industry-and if anything was needed to usher in for America a New kind of Deal in business, there it was!

Ickes' error in oil statistics . We stated our suspicions concerning the Secretary of the Federal Oil Conservation Board (Mr . E. S. Rochester) . We stated the import of the use of wrong information to create a false issue in petroleum . (We-did not mention the E. S . Rochester "never-slipped-a-cog" letter to Mr . Creel, although we had caused a copy of that letter to be handed the President on the preceding night) . The President, still in his "pupil" role, most playfully, said, "Well, I don't know who the fellow is, but, since last night, there ain't no Secretary of the Federal Oil Conservation Board and there ain't no Federal Oil Conservation Board neither .

But we independents, following our first meeting with Mr . Ickes, felt greatly perturbed over the manner in which affairs seemed to be drifting . We met therefore, at the Mayflower Hotel the night of that Tuesday, March 28th, and after full discussion formed the "Independent Petroleum Association Opposed to Monopoly," and banded ourselves together to carry the matter, if necessary, to prominent members of Congress as well as to the President of the United States . All were insistent that everything possible should be done, and quickly, to prevent the new Roosevelt Administration from starting its career with a misunderstanding of oil problems.

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