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Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 10:00 AM
Subject: [The Democracy Institute]
Are US gas prices at
the pump being raised by Bush family friends in
the hope that Al Gore, as the incumbent Vice President, in the American Administration ,will be blamed by the American public for higher gas prices, thus benefiting George W. Bush at the polls this November?
"William Stamps Farish was a co-founder of the Humble Oil and Refining Company and Chairman of the Board and President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
dogged research has turned up
"Millie, 12, former "first dog" of the U.S. as companion
to George and Barbara Bush, 1989-1993, died May 19 in Kennebunkport,
Maine. Given to the Bush family by Will and Sarah Farish, of Houston, at
age 1, Millie became famous after birthing four puppies in the White
House in March 1989."
Hmmm, we know who George & Barbara Bush are, we know who Millie was,
What about the family Farish?
K-EYE TV 42 - Bush Contributors 1
...Interactive Marketplace Austin Career Center Bush Campaign Contributors - ...11/3/98 1000 Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish— Versailles KY 40383-0626...
Farish,.Friend of former President George Bush ...
Other business interests include oil exploration, real estate, and ranching ..."
"Bush and Farish
When George Bush was elected vice president in 1980, Texas mystery
man William Stamps Farish III took over management of all of George
Bush's personal wealth in a "blind trust."
Known as one of the richest men in Texas, Will Farish keeps his business affairs under the most intense secrecy.
Only the source of his immense wealth is known, not its employment.
When George Bush was elected vice president in 1980, Texas mystery man
William Stamps Farish III took over management of all of George Bush's personal wealth in a "blind trust." Known as one of the richest men in Texas,
Will Farish keeps his business affairs under the most intense secrecy.
Only the source of his immense wealth is known, not its employment.
Will Farish has long been Bush's closest friend and confidante..
President Bush can count on Farish not to betray the violent secrets surrounding the Bush family money. For Farish's own family fortune was made in the same Hitler project, in a nightmarish partnership with George Bush's father.
On March 25, 1942, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold
announced that William Stamps Farish (grandfather of the President's money manager) had pleaded "no contest" to charges of criminal conspiracy with the Nazis. Farish was the principal manager of a worldwide cartel between Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey and the I.G. Farben concern. The merged enterprise had opened the Auschwitz slave labor camp on June 14, 1940, to produce artificial rubber and
gasoline from coal. The Hitler government supplied political opponents and
Jews as the slaves, who were worked to near death and then murdered.
Arnold disclosed that Standard Oil of New Jersey (later known as
Exxon), of which Farish was president and chief executive, had agreed to stop
hiding from the United States patents for artificial rubber which the company
had provided to the Nazis.
A Senate investigating committee under Senator (later U.S. President)
Harry Truman of Missouri had called Arnold to testify at hearings on corporations' collaboration with the Nazis. The Senators expressed outrage at the cynical way Farish was continuing an alliance with the Hitler regime that had begun back in 1933, when Farish became chief of Jersey Standard. Didn't he know there was a war on?
The Justice Department laid before the committee a letter, written to Standard president Farish by his vice president, shortly after the beginning of World War II (September 1, 1939) in Europe.
The letter concerned a
renewal of their earlier agreements with the Nazis:
The Bush-Farish axis had begun back in 1929. In that year, the Harriman bank bought Dresser Industries, supplier of oil-pipeline couplers to Standard and other companies. Prescott Bush became a director and financial czar of Dresser, installing his Yale classmate Neil Mallon as chairman.
George Bush would later name
one of his sons after the Dresser executive.
William S. Farish was the main organizer of the Humble Oil Co. of Texas, which Farish merged into the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Farish built up the Humble-Standard empire of pipelines and refineries in Texas.
In 1933, as what Hitler called his "New Order" appeared, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. appointed William S. Farish the chairman of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey (in 1937 he was made president and chief executive). Farish moved his offices to Rockefeller Center, New York, where he spent a good deal of time with Hermann Schmitz, chairman of I.G. Farben; his company paid a publicity man, Ivy Lee, to write
pro-I.G. Farben and pro-Nazi propaganda and get it into the U.S. press.
Now that he was outside of Texas, Farish found himself in the shipping business—like the Bush family. He hired Nazi German crews for Standard Oil tankers.
And he hired "Emil
Helfferich," chairman of the Walker/Bush/Harriman Hamburg-Amerika Line, as
chairman also of the Standard Oil Company subsidiary in Germany. Karl
Lindemann, board member of Hamburg-Amerika, also became a top Farish-Standard
executive in Germany.
Note #1 Note #4
This interlock between their Nazi German operations put Farish together with Prescott Bush in a small, select group of men operating from abroad through Hitler's "revolution," and calculating that they would never be punished.
In 1939, Farish's daughter Martha married Averell Harriman's nephew,
Edward Harriman Gerry, and Farish in-laws became Prescott Bush's partners
Broadway. Note #1 Note #5
Both Emil Helfferich and Karl Lindemann were authorized to write checks to Heinrich Himmler, chief of the Nazi SS, on a special Standard Oil account.
This account was managed by the German-British-American banker, Kurt
von Schroeder. According to U.S. intelligence documents reviewed by
author Anthony Sutton, Helfferich continued his payments to the SS into
1944, when the SS was supervising the mass murder at the Standard-I.G. Farben
Auschwitz and other death camps. Helfferich told Allied interrogators after
the war that these were not his personal contributions-they were corporate Standard Oil funds.
Note #1 Note #6
After pleading "no contest" to charges of criminal conspiracy with the Nazis, William Stamps Farish was fined $5,000. (Similar fines were levied against Standard Oil -- $5,000 each for the parent company and for several subsidiaries.)
This of course did not
interfere with the millions of dollars that Farish had acquired in conjunction
with Hitler's New Order, as a large stockholder, chairman, and president
of Standard Oil. All the government sought was the use of patents which his company had given to the Nazis-the Auschwitz patents-but had withheld from the U.S. military and industry.
But a war was on, and if young men were to be asked to die fighting Hitler
.. something more was needed. Farish was hauled before the Senate committee
investigating the national defense program. The committee chairman,
Senator Harry Truman, told newsmen before Farish testified: "I think this
Note #1 Note #7
Farish began breaking apart at these hearings. He shouted his "indignation" at the senators, and claimed he was not "disloyal."
After the March-April hearings ended, more dirt came gushing out of the Justice Department and the Congress on Farish and Standard Oil.
Farish had deceived the U.S. Navy to prevent the Navy from acquiring certain patents, while supplying them to the Nazi war machine;
meanwhile, he was supplying gasoline and tetraethyl lead to Germany's
submarines and air force.
Communications between Standard and I.G. Farben from the outbreak of
World War II were released to the Senate, showing that Farish's organization
had arranged to deceive the U.S. government into passing over Nazi-owned
assets: They would nominally buy I.G.'s share in certain patents because
"in the event of war between ourselves and Germany ... it would certainly
be very undesirable to have this 20 percent Standard-I.G. pass to an
alien property custodian of the U.S. who might sell it to an unfriendly
Note #1 Note #8
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (father of David, Nelson, and John D. Rockefeller
III), the controlling owner of Standard Oil, told the Roosevelt administration that he knew nothing of the day-to-day affairs of his company, that all these matters were handled by Farish and other executives.
Note #1 Note #9
In August, Farish was brought back for more testimony. He was now frequently accused of lying. Farish was crushed under the intense, public grilling; he became morose, ashen. While Prescott Bush escaped publicity when the government seized his Nazi banking organization in October, Farish had been nailed. He collapsed and died of a heart attack on November 29, 1942.
The Farish family was devastated by the exposure. Son William Stamps Farish, Jr., a lieutenant in the Army Air Force, was humiliated by the public knowledge that his father was fueling the enemy's aircraft;
he died in a training accident in Texas six months later.
Note #2 Note #0
With this double death, the fortune comprising much of Standard Oil's profits from Texas and Nazi Germany was now to be settled upon the little four-year-old grandson, William ("Will") Stamps Farish III. Will Farish grew up a recluse, the most secretive multimillionaire in Texas, with investments of "that money" in a multitude of foreign countries, and a host of exotic contacts overlapping the intelligence and financial worlds-The Bush-Farish axis started George Bush's career.
After his 1948 graduation
from Yale (and the Skull and Bones secret society), George Bush flew down to
Texas on a corporate jet and was employed by his father's Dresser Industries.
In a couple of years he got help from his uncle, George Walker, Jr., and
Farish's banker friends, to set him up in the oil property speculation
Soon thereafter, George Bush founded the Zapata Oil Company, which put
oil drilling rigs into certain locations of great strategicinterest..
Twenty-five-year-old Will Farish was personal aide to Zapata chairman George Bush in Bush's unsuccessful 1964 campaign for Senate. Farish used "that Auschwitz money" to back George Bush financially, investing in Zapata.
When Bush was elected to Congress in 1966, Farish joined the Zapata board.
Note #2 Note #1
When George Bush became U.S. vice president in 1980, the Farish and Bush family fortunes were again completely, secretly commingled. As we shall see, the old projects were now being revived on a breathtaking scale."