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sub-tropical fruit exposition are as follows: (l) TWO plants of each variety shall constitute an entry. (2) A plate of grapefruit shall consist of four fruit. (3) A plate of oranges or lemons shall consist of five fruit (4) A plate of tangerines or limes shall consist of three fruit. (5) A plate of ponderosa lemons or papayas papayas shall consist of three fruit (6) Artificially colored fruit may not be entered for prizes Jn competition competition with naturally-ripened fruit (7) Entries with no competition will be awarded prizes at the discretion of the judges. C8) No prizes will be awarded to unworthy fruit. (9) Display Display plates will be furnished by the committee. CIO) Special: An entry of blushing pink seedless grapefruit may consist of only one plate. (11) Varieties not listed will be awarded awarded ribbons. (12) Fruit for entries should be brought to the exhibition building the afternoon of December 3, .and will not be accepted for competition competition after 10 a. in. December 4 Firs;, second and third place ribbons ribbons will be awarded, as well as the following cash prizes: $5, $3 and · $1.50 $1.50 for first, second and third I WOUlCi hve become a candidate but leaders during the twenties to brin about water transportation for th Valley, and his firm contribute many thousands of dollars to th various efforts. He was a firm believer in the future of the Valie as a whole and the city of Browns ville, and took great interest in th port construction activities. Believed In Port About three years ago the James Dickinson firm was d.ssolved th interests of Lee B. James and thos f A. D. Dickinson, Jr., bain eparated. Mr. Dickinson continue he business under his own nam until his death. ·» Recently friends of Mr. Dickin son urged him to become a candi date for membership on the boari of commissioners of the Brownsville Navigatiotn District. However, he had always held aloof from active participat.on in public affairs, anc declined to be a candidate. Those close to him, however, believe he places in the blushing pink seedless grapeiruit competition; and $3. $2 and $1 for first, second, and third places chosen from entries in Pink Marsh Seedless, Foster, Duncan, Marsh Sedeless, and for the largest and best cluster. Place winners in other varieties will be awarded ribbons. ribbons. In the orange competition, awards of $3, $2 and $1 will be given first, second and third place winners in each of the following varieties: Pineapple, Parson Brown, Valencia, Norris or Hamlln, Temple. The cash awards will be given also for the largest and best cluster. Other varieties will be awarded ribbons. Cash prizes of $2, $1, and 50 cents wll Ibe awarded place winners In the tangerine and manderine competition. competition. Varieties eligible for these awards are Algerian, Dancy, War- nuco. Wilowleaf, and King M The larrrest and best clusters In this competition competition will receive prises as follows: follows: first, $1, second 50 cents and third, ribbon. The same awards granted winners to the tangerine competition will be awarded persons placing in each of the lemon entries. Varieties eligible - are Ponderosa, Eureka, Meyers, and Villa Franca. Other varieties will be given ribbons. In the lime and other fruit entries, place winners will be chosen from each of the following varieties 1 Mexican Lime, Tahiti, Kumquat, Cltrangequat, Tangelo. and Cala- mondin. Cash awards of SI, 50c and a ribbon wlllbe awarded place winners. winners. Other fruits and odities will be welcomed and suitable recognition given, Halstead declared. A sweepstakes ribbon and cash prize 01 $5 will Le awarded for the largest and best exhibit by one per- DEATHS (Continued From Page One) the James-Dickinson Company. This was the sales organiztion, and Mr Dickinson formed the Dickinson Farm Mortgage Company, a Mis" Mis" sourl concern, as the financial aide of the land operations. After operating in Hidalgo county, sections of Willacy county and in the San Benito Land and Water Company district, the James-Dickinson James-Dickinson company became interested in the possibilities about Brownsville, and in 1919 acquired about a 20,000 acre tract from the Browne estate, Immediately east of Brownsville. They built a clubhouse and constructed constructed roads immediately and placed it on the market." They eventually settled more than 1,000 families on about 25,000 acres In what was named the El Jardin tract. Develops Los Ebanos They were the first and only firm to operate In the Brownsville area In the wave of development that began immediately alter the war and continued through to the depression. depression. In 1926 the company scquired a tract of land adjoining the city proper for the purpcse of developing a residential subdivision. Th/s they named Los Ebanos. Streets were ior the condition of his health. It was the possibility of deep water in this section which causec Mr. Dickinson and his associates to oegla their operations in the E Jardin tract. They came in immediately immediately after the $125,000 channel fund was contributed by Valley citizens citizens in 1919. Their faith In deep water was further proved in 1920 when they purchased second mortgage bonds of the Rio Grande Railroad to the amount of $8,000 for reconstruction of the line from Brownsville to Port Isabel. Mr. Dickinson lived to see his hopes realized In the construction construction of deep water ports at both Brownsville and Port Isabel. Work Here Reviewed O. L. Jessup, well known Browns- villa man who was a business associate associate of Mr. Dickinson over a period of years, credits his friend with being an outstanding figure in the development of Brownsville and -ts surrounding territory. It was through Mr. Dickinson's visions ol this section's development, which he backed financially, that many of the new enterprises were begun here, Mr. Jessup asserts. "The report of the death of Mr. A. D. Dickinson, jr., came as a shock to me," Mr. Jessup states. "Having known him. intimately since 1918, I feel that It will not be out of place for me to recall some of the contributions he has made to the development of this section. Mr. Dickinson was a developer of the first order. He did not act as agent for the sale of other people's property. property. He put his own money into large tracts of land, and took his chances at reselling. To my knowledge, knowledge, he has followed this course tor eighteen years, and at the time of his death, he was still backing his belief In the merits of this country country by furnishing the money to keep and Sunday W. of who the was was the at 5, -ler children of also Ruth In ler o he Elstun and visit of aer his agents states. at work In various paved, street lighting, sewer systems installed. storm and The firm of James-Dickinson company was directly responsible for the construction of Hotel El Jardin. and other construction In connection with the hotel, undertaken undertaken by the late J. M. Nix of San Antonio. Citizens of Brownsville had raised a. fund of about $75,000, to be turned over as a bonus to any 01 - who would build a modern adequate hotel structure In the city] The James-Dickinson company guaranteed to bring about the erec- titon of such a building, and Interested Interested the San Antonio man. Out of this hotel project there developed about 5600.000 worth of construction, Including the eight- story hotel bulld'ng, a garage structure and three-story connecting building. In addition, Mr. Nix erected erected the Capitol theater building across the street, and the fireproof structure near Los Ebanos known as the Valley Bonded Warehouse. Mr. Dickinson was among the "I first met Mr. Dickinson ('Dick' as he allowed me to call him) In 1918 when he and his partner, Mr. Lee B. James were engaged in the colonization business in the vicinity of San Benito. The raising of $125,000 $125,000 in 1919 for the purpose of dredging a channel at Point Isabel and the prospect of a harbor lor the Valley caused Messrs. James and Dickinson to purchase 3,000 acres of land Just east of Brownsville, Brownsville, which they sold to settlers in a short time. The'r business expanded expanded to cover more than 20,000 acres in this vicinity, and the section that chey developed became Brownsville's 'meal ticket." "The El Jardin community, the El Jardin hotel, Lo s Ebanos subdivision subdivision and a $50,000 clubhouse on the Barreda Tract are all monuments monuments that testify to Mr. Dickinson's Dickinson's progressive spirit, and his con- :idence in the community where he built his beautiful home. "I was In a rather intimate way associated with Mr. Dickinson for several years and take this means of testifying as to his sterling character, both as a business man and sincere friend. "It would be difficult to visualize just what Brownsville woujd be today today if Mr. Dickinson had not lived and worked here. His passing leaves a place hard to fill. This community owes him a debt of gratitude, payment payment of which was too lone deferred." deferred." SERVICES SCHEDULED FOR MBS. J. S. TALBOT (Special to The Herald) MERCEDES. Nov. 14. --Mrs J S Talbot, 75, died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Gardner, following a stroke of paralysis about two weeks 'ago Mrs Talbot is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. H. B. Seay of this city and Mrs. Agnes McLaughlin of Chicago, who has been In Mercedes some time with her daughter, Mrs Gertrude Fraser. Mrs. Talbot was born in Owensboro, Owensboro, Ky., and came to Mercedes four years ago from.' Evanston, 111 to make her home here with her daughters. Also surviving are four grandsons Wallon Greenlee of Mercedes, Robert Robert Greenlee of Clwyenne, Wyoming, I IES . Beno ubs Saturday le as , _ of Mr. 1838 to Bradford, duties of ago. order Odd Benito have cemetery, two and Pedro and Penn.; tie, Frank, of Penn. the Young, Fred H. 4. C. E. Newman, 'ett, T.AST FOB Final Procter, and Valley held Friday from attendance. from short LLANO homemaker was ol

Clipped from The Brownsville Herald15 Nov 1936, SunPage 28

The Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas)15 Nov 1936, SunPage 28
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