"He had a complete interest in living."
"He had a vast sense of selfimportance, and was too tough to have had it whipped out of him."
"He was the most stimulating man who ever lived in Dallas."
"He was the vainest son of a bitch that ever lived."
So spoke Texans last week about a short, plump, bigheaded man named E. (for Everette) L. (for Lee) DeGolyer, who towered among the people of Texas and who, last week, surrendered to bad health, shot and killed himself at 70.
In the big world of Texas, where oil...