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DARK AND MELTON AMONG WITNESSES BEFORE GROUP List Of Wells Owned By J. And h . Oil Company Furnished Scarborough an(1 lhr ' FARMERVILLF La., Sept 9 (Spe­ cial5 The Union parish grand jury began an inx'estigaLon of leged violations violations of conservatii n department laws in the Union pat u gas field ctructed District Attorney Sr.-:: • rough to c mplete t e probe »ri1 take whatexer action the in- formation warranted, it was announced announced here today after the grand jury had adjourned. In x e%*. of the fact that a complete inxest gation would a lengthy session of the grand jury, the body authonred the dJrtrict attorney to complete the probe, the final report to Judge Walker sated Mr. Scarborough Scarborough xaid he woul i make a complete investigation of the charges It was learned from an authoritative authoritative source that W D Dark, manager manager of the Monroe office of the state conservation department rnd L. J Melton fie agent, h *th of whom recently were indicted for br berx hx the Ouachita grand jury, testified testified hefi re the Union parish bodx Thursday after being subpoenaed Dark and Melton xxrre indicted on five counts charging accepting nvnc\ from various oil and gas companies for permitting violations of conserve- tion department rules. A list if v*ells wned by the J and H. Oil company, of which Senator James A Noe is ¡..-ted as half owner, x*. as furnished the district attorney by witnesses, it xvn.s said, and inx'cstiga- tion of alleged violath ns of this company company wi’-l be made After Dark and Melton were indicted by the Ouachita pariah grand jury they claimed they were paid bv this company t -> allow violations of conservation laws on wells in Union parish Alleged violations, it was learned include getting of two strin s of casing casing instead of three and aciduratusn of a numlier of xxells. as well as failing failing to meter gas from wells The grand jury conxened Tuesday and adjourned late Frtdav Nineteen trie hills. 15 no bills and ; five cases continued for further investigation investigation were the results of the meeting of the body Of the number of true bills returned, six were for felonies and the others for alleged misdemeanors. F H Maroney was foreman of the grand jury. s* as for no of

Clipped from Monroe Morning World10 Sep 1939, SunPage 1

Monroe Morning World (Monroe, Louisiana)10 Sep 1939, SunPage 1
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