Darwin Payne also does not mention that Reed Roller Bit, which owned the other drill bit Dresser wanted, had been bought by Will Farish’s brother Stephen, who had also founded an oil company in East Texas that later merged into Conoco.
ROSAMOND v. REED ROLLER BIT COMPANY
1955 OK 360
292 P.2d 373
Case Number: 36746
Supreme Court of Oklahoma
FRANK ROSAMOND, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR,
REED ROLLER BIT COMPANY, A CORPORATION, AND ROBERT POOLE, DEFENDANTS IN ERROR.
¶0 No particular paragraph of the instructions need contain all the law of the case; instructions of the trial court must be viewed in the light of the evidence upon which they operate and if the instructions as a whole properly state the law applicable to plaintiff’s cause and defendants’ theory of defense, the instructions are proper.
[292 P.2d 374]
Appeal from the District Court of Pottawatomie County; J. Knox Byrum, Judge.
Action by Frank Rosamond against Reed Roller Bit Company, a corporation, and others, for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. From a judgment in favor of defendants, the plaintiff appeals.
David W. Taylor and Homer Cowan, Norman, for plaintiff in error.
Embry, Crowe, Tolbert, Boxley & Johnson, V.P. Crowe and Ben L. Burdick, Oklahoma City, for defendants in error.
¶1 On the morning of May 31, 1953, plaintiff and defendants were involved in a head on collision of their automobiles on Highway 59, just immediately east of St. Louis, Oklahoma. The accident occurred on a blacktop highway 22 feet in width. At the place of collision the road was straight, though hilly, and was immediately opposite two driveways, one leading from the highway north to a church, the other, almost directly opposite leading from the highway south by a private home. Plaintiff, 63 years of age, engaged in buying and selling oil and gas leases, was driving a 1941 Chevrolet automobile in a westerly direction, and defendant, Robert Poole, 28 or 29 years of age, an employee of defendant, Reed Roller Bit Company, was driving a 1952 Chevrolet automobile, owned by said defendant company, in an easterly direction. The collision occurred just north of the center line of the paved road. The plaintiff sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident.
Bush, Dresser Industries and the JFK Hit (continued)
by Linda Minor
S. Farish became chairman of Jersey Standard prior to World War II.
According to the history of Dresser Industries , “Initiative in Energy” written by Darwin Payne, “A lawyer and inventor named Howard R. Hughes, father of an even more famous son who by now had expanded the family enterprises into the motion picture and aircraft industries, had invented this unique bit, with three revolving cutting elements, before World War I. ”
“It was one of the most important contributions of the century to the art of drilling. The company he formed, Hughes Tool Company, now controlled some 80 percent of the bit business. Dresser inquired into the possibility of acquiring the company, sought persistently but in vain to win an audience with the younger Hughes, and finally realized that the firm was not available under any circumstances. Neither was the second most important company in the field, Reed Roller Bit, although a deal had seemed imminent until its principal owner balked at the last moment. ”
What Payne does not say in his book is that Howard Hughes, Sr.’s attorney was a partner in the law firm of Andrews, Kurth–the same law firm that represented Humble Oil; that Hughes, Sr. conveniently committed suicide, leaving all his property including the patent to his 19-year-old son, Howard, Jr. who was cared for most of his adolescence by his mother’s sister, who was the mother of a partner in the law firm. This aunt was the wife of a medical doctor who managed to convince Howard Jr. to transfer the patent rights to the drill bit to a medical research foundation set up for him by the lawyers at Andrews, Kurth.
While still a minor, Hughes, Jr. applied to the court to remove his disabilities as a minor (a petition granted by the district court judge who was the brother of an attorney who worked his entire career for Brown & Root’s secretive financial department involved in political payoff schemes and other similar endeavors), and then promptly married the niece of W.S. (“Will”) Farish. Ella Rice Hughes followed Howard to California where he became distracted by becoming a movie producer, ignoring her. After a brief marriage, she returned to Houston,got a divorce, and married a man named Winston who became involved in managing the Rice and Farish families’ investments.
Darwin Payne also does not mention that Reed Roller Bit, which owned the other drill bit Dresser wanted, had been bought by Will Farish’s brother Stephen, who had also founded an oil company in East Texas that later merged into Conoco. Stephen Farish was married to Lottie Rice, the cousin of his brother’s wife, Libbie, both women being members of the Rice family. Lottie’s sister, Kate Neuhaus, was married to a member of the investment banking Neuhaus family of German origin, which had formed a partnership with another Humble Oil founder named Underwood.
According to Payne, Dresser eventually had to settle for the third drill-bit company, a small one in Whittier, California, Richard Nixon’s hometown. Dresser then bought this company and established a branch office in Whittier. Once George Bush was hired by Neil Mallon to work for IDECO, a Dresser subsidiary in West Texas, he often traveled to Whittier to check on the California company.
Neil Mallon, a Yale Skull and Bones colleague of George Bush, had been installed as president of Dresser, supposedly on a whim.
Mallon appeared in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio for a visit after spending six months in the “European Alps” (presumably in Switzerland), and seemed to Dresser’s board to be the most likely candidate for the job. Neil’s grandfather had been a Cincinnati judge, his father a lawyer with connections to President Taft.Mallon himself had an abiding interest in world cooperation, active in Cleveland’s Council on World Affairs (a local branch of the CFR) while Dresser was headquartered there, and then establishing a branch in Dallas as soon as the company relocated in 1950. The Council was his “chief outside interest.”
In connection with this interest in world affairs, Mallon hired a man named Hans Bernd Gisevius to work on a worldwide economic development program called the “Institute on Technical Cooperation.” Gisevius, an Abwehr (German Intelligence) member stationed at the German consulate in Zurich, was a friend of Allen Dulles, who served as head of U.S. intelligence in Switzerland from December 1942 until the war ended.
While in Switzerland Dulles began a long-lasting love affair with a woman named Mary Bancroft, whom he asked in 1943 to translate a book about the Third Reich which Gisevius had written. Gisevius and some of his Abwehr associates had planned the July 20th plot to kill Hitler with the idea of forming an alliance with Britain and the U.S. against Russia. His group, like Dulles, was anti-Nazi and anti-Communist, “but not necessarily anti-fascist.”
Dulles’ mistress, Mary Bancroft, had previously been married to a man named Sherwin Badger, a Harvard graduate whose first job had been in the head office of United Fruit in Cuba. After a year in Cuba he became a journalist in Boston, later moving to the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s in New York, both of which were published by Mary’s stepfather, Clarence Walker Barron.
Mary also had a long friendship with George Lymon Paine and Ruth Forbes Paine, whose son Michael Paine and his wife Ruth befriended Marina Oswald the year prior to John Kennedy’s assassination. The Paines were from Boston and both had family trees tying them to the United Fruit Co.through Michael’s mother (a niece of W. Cameron Forbes) and his father (a descendant of Thomas Dudley Cabot, a former president of United Fruit).
Michael’s uncle, Eric Schroeder, was a friend and investment associate of geologist Everette DeGolyer and a cousin of Alexander “Sandy” Forbes, former director of United Fruit who “belonged to the elite Tryall Golf Club retreat in Jamaica with former DeGolyer associate Paul Raigorodsky.”
Everett DeGolyer, the famous geologist, who spent his entire career working for the Pearson oil companies and thus had close ties to Lazard Brothers which owned Pearson was also a director of Dresser Industries. He had begun his career employed by Mexican Eagle Oil Co., owned by Sir Weetman Pearson, who called him to London in 1918 to sell Mexican Eagle to Royal Dutch Shell.
The proceeds from the sale were invested by Pearson in the creation of a new oil company founded and operated by De Golyer in 1919 called Amerada (some years later merged into Amerada Hess, at least 10% of which was owned by the British government).
After he retired from the oil business to become an owner of Saturday Review, DeGolyer still maintained an office in Houston and was well-known in the Houston and Dallas petroleum clubs frequented by Bush and Liedtke.
One of DeGolyer’s daughters married George C. McGhee, a U.S. State Department official, who was present in May 1954 at the first Bilderberg meeting with George Ball, David Rockefeller, Prince Bernhard of Holland and Dr. Joseph Retinger. McGhee later served as a trustee of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, established by the Anglo-American establishment to shape the “limits to growth” agenda. By that time McGhee had left the State Department to become a director of Mobil Oil, the company which absorbed Magnolia Oil Company, which played a very strategic part in the Kennedy assassination. The other daughter was married to General Milton W. Arnold.
Fabian Escalante, the chief of a Cuban counterintelligence unit during the
late 1950s and early 1960s, he describes in his 1995 book, that as soon as
intelligence was received from agents in Cuba that Fidel Castro had
“converted to communism,” a plan called “Operation 40” was put into effect
by the National Security Council, presided over by Vice-President Richard Nixon.
Escalante indicates that Nixon “was the Cuban ‘case officer’ who had
assembled an important group of businessmen headed by George Bush and Jack Crichton, both Texas oilmen, to gather the necessary funds for the
“Nixon was a protégé of Bush’s father Preston [sic] who in 1946
had supported Nixon’s bid for Congress. In fact, Preston [sic] Bush was the
campaign strategist that brought Eisenhower and Nixon to the presidency of
the United States. With such patrons, [Tracy] Barnes was certain that
failure was impossible. ”
Jack Crichton’s role is very interesting, as it fits into the Texas oil
community. According to Peter Dale Scott, Crichton arranged for Marina
Oswald to have Ilya Mamantov as her interpreter when she was questioned
after Oswald’s arrest. Mamantov also taught scientific Russian classes at
Magnolia Oil Co. Lee and Marina Oswald first met the Paines at a party at
the home of Richard Pierce and Everett Glover where practically all the
guests worked for Magnolia Oil. The guests included a German named Volkmar Schmidt who came to Dallas in 1961 to do geological research at Magnolia’s laboratories in nearby Duncanville.
DeGolyer’s partner, Lewis W. MacNaughton, had a personal accountant named George Bouhe, who worked at the Tolstoy Foundation with Paul Raigorodskya man involved with the National Alliance of Solidarists. Bouhe was closely tied to George DeMohrenschildt, who later became famous as the White Russian assigned to “handle” Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. It was DeMohrenschildt who had taken the Oswalds to a party where they met Volkmar Schmidt, and then a later party at the same house where they met Michael Paine.
DeMohrenschildt was also the one in charge of getting Marina a place to stay at Ruth Paine’s home, and it was Ruth Paine who found Oswald the job at the book depository office in the building owned by D.H. Byrd, who was a friend of Jack Crichton. DeMohrenschildt also was involved with the Russian Orthodox
Church Outside Russia in Dallas which received subsidies from the Baird
Foundation, determined to be a CIA conduit by the Patman House Select
Committee hearings [cf. New York Times, March 5, 1967, p. 36].