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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, December 16, 1929, Image 2

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DEAD SON SEEKS
OIL MILLIONS
——
$2,000,000 Estate Is Sought
By Many In Queer
Family Mix-up
WICHITA PALLS. Dec. 1$—(*>—
An aged, enfeebled widow, her eon
who rtturned after being declared
legally dead, his divorced wife and
eoma eight or nine other persons
await the settlement of an amazing
legal tangle In district court at
Oraham.
The litigants are heirs of A. L,
Rear den. Young county land owner,
who died in 1919. leaving an estate
valued at more than $3,000,000. but
today worth less than $1,000,000, ac
cording to John C. Kay, attorney
. l0L.°ne °* th* principals.
The Bearden estate was divided
among 10 heirs, Including Mrs. An
nie E. Bearden, the widow, in 1927
after Lee Bearden, a son. had been
declared legally dead by the dis
trict court at Oraham. Lee Bearden
left Oraham In 1918 and had not
been heard fro when his “death- j
was made legal.
Oil worth $2,000,000 was taken
from the land. Royalties and lease
rentals went to the heirs and the
affairs of the estate were tranquil
enough until one day in 1929 when
the lost son appeared in Oraham
He came from California where he
said he had spent the years dur
ing which no word came from him.
Lee sued his children and the
Texts Company for restoration of
title to the land and for accrued
royalties. Meanwhile, the aged mo
ther, through her guardian, sued
for a redistribution of the property.
Further complicating the legal
maze, a second lntervenor claiming
to be Lee Bearden’s former wife
and the mother of a 10-year-old
daughter by him, entered claim for
A share in the properties when the
suit was called for * trial before
Judge P. A. Martin of Wichita
PUIs, sitting as special Judge In the
30th district court at Oraham.
Judge Martin ordered consolida
tion of the claims, the unified case
to be presented during the March
tsrm of court.
The lands Involved are In Young
eounty and the 800 acres on which
oil la produced are in the Olney
field.
SOLDIERS MAY
BUILD ROADS
Mexican Secretary Of War
Fights Inactivity On
Part Of His Men
(Special to the Herald'
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 14—Rather
than have his men remain Idle
during periods when there is no
military activity Secretary of War
Joaquin Amaro would have them
do road work. He has offered the
services of his soldiers for the con
struction of federal highways.
Federal highway construction is
proceeding rapidly. Latest advices
are to the effect that the national
highway, which is to link Mexico
City to the American border at
Laredo, will be provisionally open
as far south as Valles. State of San
Luis Potosl. 440 kilometers from
Mexico City, by January 1. The
highway is to be completed to Mex
ico City by September. 1930.
Construction of the highway from
Ciudad Victoria to Matamoros, has
been completed as far as San Fer
nando. half way to the border, and
is expected to be finished within
four months.
GET WELL NOW
... and stay well.
Join the Chiropractic Health
Insurance Bureau. Only 20c
a day, Send name and ad
dress to
Prof. P. R. Ritchie
1023 St. Chas. St
Brownsville
By the Political Analyst
AUSTIN. Dee. 18—It is said Tex
as will fight to defend states' rights
in railroad consolidation, provided
it can get permission of the inter
state commerce commission to file
Its protests.
• • •
A law is under fire now before
supreme court in a test case that
is important beyond the question 1
involved in the particular case.
A Beaumont title guaranty com-'
pany attacks the section of the law j
requiring such companies to heve
not less than $100,000 capital stock.
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The big question here is whether
the state can deny any man the
right to engage In lawful business,
because he doesn't happen to be
as big, financially, as his competi
tors.
If the law stands up, some fut
ure legislature, dominated by the
friendship for trusts and big busi
ness easily could legislate the whole
business of Texas into the hands
of a few super-combines.
• « •
Apparently, the legislature eould
limit any firm to a certain volume
of business based upon its capital.
But to say that a $90,000 company,
otherwise complying with the liw can
not do business because It isn't a
$100,000 company, suggests to a non
legal mind questions of fairness and
sound government policy.
Humor pays, as Is shown In the
case of W. E. Reed of btepheua
county. His propensity tc craac a
joke upon occasion ne.ped rescue
nun from bemg sent to prison, ine
foks that cou.un t see a joxe titled
him into court when he jovially re
marked he nad butchered a neigh
bor's bull; but hiS success is con
vincing an appeals court his words
often were lor point and not sub
stance sent the case back for re
trial.
• # •
There seems to be a conflict in
engineering technique and in econ
omic practice that has pitched It
self into concrete form at many
pkces In Texas. Engineers of high
way construction Insist that main
highways should skirt around so
as to miss the town and cities. The
people of the state, more than halt
of them in towns and cities, seem
to want the highways to be located
where they will serve the most
people—particularly the home peo
ple that pay for them.
So far no law has been passed to
keep a motorist from slowing down
when he passes through a town.
• • •
People of the Rio Grande Valley,
seeming to want some color and
action in the governor's race next
year. Insist that Sheriff A. Y. Bak
er, muy grande hidalgo de la ha
cienda, in Hidalgo county, shall run
for the office.
“SONNY FELL
DOWNSTAIRS”
Mid Mra. Jackson, "but
Twas thankful that he
sustained only a knee
bruise which Mother's
Salve quickly healed. ’*
Since 1S94 mothers
have relied on this
pleasantly scented standard household
ointment for all cuts, bruises and burns.
Easytouse, quicktoact. Full directionsoa
jar. All druggists stock and recommend
Mother’s Salve Two sizes. 25c and 50c
Vaporize “Mother's Salve” for Cold*
A. TAMM
Blue Printing and
Supplies
Harlingen. Texas
frjfawv Sfwp RmmdMr$
THE FLOWER SHOP
Cut Flowers
Funeral Flowers
Brides’ Bouquets
Flo we For ell Occasion*
1254 Elizabeth
Phone 1388
This time the Winner of the Essay Pace turns out t o be D. G. Ferd of Brownsville. His check for 92.00
will go forward this week. Next Monday the winner of the sixth premium will be announced on this page..
Watch for it.
Hot pups! The wife has gone to see Mother, the
train has just left and as she boarded it, you presented
her with a big bouquet of flowers bought at The Flow
er Shop, Brownsville, and your last words were of love.
Already you have been preparing, you go to the
Brownsville Sheet and Metal Works and get the radi
ator for the car, all leaks fixed, it’s good as new; you.
pay them with a TexaB Bank and Trust Company
check. For, of course, you have a nice juicy account
there. a
You then go to the Court House Garage and fill up
with gasoline and oil and have the old bus shired till
it looks like new. At The Brownsville Variety Stores
you buy yourself a nifty shirt and a swell tie, then a
classy pair of shoes at The International Shoe Store.
From there a first class marcell in your hair at The
Ideal Beauty Shop. At McKay’s Pharmacy you buy
a bottle of the best of perfume, which you use pro
fusely. Then you are off up the Valley to see what
you can see.
You drive up and down the streets of San Benito,
but, no, they don’t seem to notice you, so you stop in
at The Flower Shop and buy another bouquet. But,
this one is placed in the vase in your car for attraction.
Then you are off for Harlingen. Perhaps you feel a
bit of guilt, so you stop in at the offices of The Rio
Grande National Life Insurance Company, while there
and pay that premium that has juBt about lapsed. You
feel better, but, none of the fairer sex have so much
as looked your way. It must be your suit. True, it is
a bit old. Therefore, you stop in at Foraker Clothes
Shop and buy yourself a real swell suit and then up
and down the street you go, trying to catch an eye.
But it’s no use. So, farther up the Valley you drive.
Suddenly at Weslaco the thought strikes you that
you are hungry, so you, of course, stop at Mistletoe
Creameries, Inc., and buy a whole quart of ice cream.
Not enough, of course, for by the time you have gotten
to McAllen, you have eaten it all yourself.
At McAllen you decide the trouble is-with your
hands so you stop at The Marinello Beauty Shop and
get your nails manicured. My 1 What a neat job of it
they do there. v
Then you drive around and around some more,
but, no, they won’t even look your way. So on up to
Mission you go. But, the same luck there—not a rise.
At last you have it when you see the shop of The Mari
nello Beauty Parlor at Mission. Don’t most of the sin
gle fellows these days wear a little paint on their
cheeks? Sure they do. So you have it done there. It
is a masterpiece of work. Just as you get in your car
again, two good lookers pass you and smile and one
remarks, “Doesn’t Grandpap look sweet!’’
Bosh! You duck your head and drive like fury to
Brownsville. Upon reaching there you eat the best of
food at The Houston Cafe and it straightens your tem
per out too.
You drive home; send the suit to The American
Cleaners and Dyers so wifey won’t know that it has
been worn; phone the Sanitary Milk Company to start
the milk again in the morning. Another call to the
Brownsville Battery Company for one of their unex
celled batteries, and you spend the rest of the wife’s
vacation where you belong~-at home.
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BANKING '
Dependable
Always
Investment Service
Based On
Unprejudiced
Judgement
TEXAS BANK &
TRUST CO.
Brownsville
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McKay’s Pharmacy
In
El Jar din Hotel Bui! dire
Exclusive agents for
Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein,
and Dorthy Gray Toilet Articles
Phone 986 Brownsville, Texas
<fhe Inramsuflle Hcralfl
«
The Oldest Daily Newspaper
In the Rio Grande Valley
More Net Paid circulation in the Valley than all
other Valley dailies combined
SERVICE ON ALL MAKES
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BA ITERIES—LIGHTS—STARTERS
MAGNETOS—GENERATORS—IGNITION
SPEEDOMETERS
n
BROWNSVILLE BATTERY CO.
1015 Adams—Telephone 707
BROWNSVILLE
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Mistletoe and Rose
land Butter
Made in the Valley
from cream produc
ed by Valley Far
mers.
For Sale by All
Grocers
MISTLETOE
CREAMERIES, Inc.
Weslaco
BARGAINS
General Merchandise
Clothing—Shoes—Hats
Quality at Low Cost
Our Music Department
offers the latest hits in
Columbia, Okeh, and Vo
cation records.
Columbia Radios and
Phonographs will be sent
to your home on trial.
Brownsville Variety
Stores
No. 1 No. 2
14th & Taylor 1112 Washington
Phone 1091 Phone 1190
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrnmmmmmmmmmmmm
FORAKER CLOTHES
“Most For Your Money”
Direct From Factory to You With No Middle
man’s Profit.
1CCC SUITS AT ALL TIMES
Styles as Smart as 5th
Ave. itself — Fabrics
simply supreme.
Visit our new Harlingen
Store before you buy
your next suit.
Commerce
Building
Harlingen, Texas
*
VISIT
Our store for the new fall styles in shoes. Our
stock is complete. We will be able to show you
well known brands of better shoes for less
money.
For Mother, Dad and the Kiddle*
INTERNATIONAL SHOE' STORE
Mrs. Elsie C. Barreda, Mgr.
609 12th Street Brownsville, Texas
You Are Safe When You Buy
GOODYEAR TIRES
vfore people ride on Ooodyears than any
)ther tire. They last longer and wear better,
causing less expense for repairs.
Buy Ooodyears and settle your tire trouble
for ever.
COURTHOUSE GARAGE
1047 Madison St—Phone 930 BrawnsrUle, Texas
J. R. GARCE8. Mcr.
THE COVER IS
IMPORTANT
You are not getting a full
measure out of your home if
your roof ia defective. We
are specialists in fixing your
old roof or in laying new
ones.
We Sell Carey Shingles
And Roofing
A GUARANTEE OR BOND WITH
EVERY CAREY ROOF
Call Today—Ask For Estimates
Phone 289 8th A Harrison Sts.
Brownsville Sheet Metal Works
HOUSTON
CAFE
Open 5 a. m. till 12 p. ra
the only ple^e in the Val
!ey serving
Chinese and Ameri
can Dishes
Opp. State Nat'l Bank
12th St.-Brownsville, Tex.
TO LOOK YOUR
BEST ....
PATRONIZE
THE MARINELLO
BEAUTY SHOP
IN MISSION
MARINELLO
BEAUTY SHOP
IN MCALLEN
IDEAL BEAUTY
SHOP
IN BROWNSVILLE
All under same efficient
management. All Beauty
aids. Expert operators in
every department.
We Cater to the Wo
man Who Cares
rn
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BABY to GRANDMA
Every member of the family trow infants to
adults should drink milk—plenty of it, and
there is no better product for wholesomeness
than the Valley Sanitary Milk Co. Milk, cream.
Buttermilk, Butter; Grade A products.
“EVERYTHING PASTEURIZED”
VALLEY SANITARY MILK
COMPANY
"Th. Valley’, Safest Milk”
Brownsville end Mercedes
%
DRY CLEANING
Phone 884
Have a new fall outfit
by calling phone 884. W*
will clean your thing* per
fectly—without injury to
color or fabric.
“EXPECT REAL SER
VICE FROM US”
I
American Cleaners
and Dyers
1040 Washington
Brownsville
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GOOD LIFE
INSURANCE!
Deathless Security For
Your Family
Why not a Valley Policy
bought from a Valle.
Company, for a Valley,
Family? ^
Rio Grande National
Life Insurance Co.
An Old Line Local Reserve
Stock Company
Home Office: Harlingen. Texas

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