El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on November 7, 1961 · Page 19
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El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas · Page 19

El Paso, Texas
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Tuesday, November 7, 1961
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EL PASO HERALD-POST. Tuesday. November 7, 1061 Fortune Totals Almost $1 Billion EL PASO HERALD-POST, Tuesday, November 7, 1961- office in the Mcllie Espcrson,.- r EVEREST Ond JENNINGS Beat or Sll - Terms New Ynrk .Vetropolitinn museum ;.' mi uml sli art circles agop last year when he paid $352,000 for 3 Goya painting of the Djkc of Wellington, He has a collec-non of masterpieces Renoirs, Vormccrs. Ce.annes. PjBishop Young Texan Went Out and Made a Million Just to Show His Father He Could Do It Got $30,000 More last Week y RICHARD H. BOVCE rM-rl Currt.srit4rnt Once iipon a time a young: man went out and made a million dollars, just to show his father he could do it. Then he made another million dollars. and another and another until he stacked up an estimated $1 billion. Last week he added a modest 130,000 to his stasccrinK wealth J30.00O he got by tioinft to court and challenging his father's will, which cut him off without a cent. The rich, rich man is Charles Bierer Wrightsman of Houston and tort Worth and New York and Palm Beach and London Oilman, businessman, collector of art, friend of the President. His father was Charles J oh Wrightsman, retired Fort Worth oilman who died May 30. 1959. and wiHed his $2.3 million partly to charity and mostly to his urse and Negro yardman. "My son doesn't need any- filing," the elder Wrightsman aid. "I have-helped him in the past." The help was in the form of giving the son an education, and it was an expensive one Phillips Exeter Academy, Lcland Stanford University, Columbia University. When school was over, the elder Wrightsman gave his boy no money to start life. fricndi remembered. They said jjt told his only child Tizzy I mm slj Ufa i i " unr . l r i y j mmtm 2.PC. SET I , I "Let's see what you've about three years of this (1918- CHOICE l LO 5" 1488 I learned." 1MJ) he went to Russia and Of JP, V .. . I 1 Young Wrightsman learned a spent a year making an intense niftjll l ATLAS I lot, apparently. survey of Russian oil fields, atmuJIWM I IBUAI Vfiu I After sen'ice as a Navy flier wnich gave him valuable knowi.i MKK. UP HOLSTER I ll in World War One he pushed his edge for his later excursions to vlji m N pitOKAS II way into the oil business as an the oil Jtaes of the Southwest. "Jf ' II Yes! . . . there is a difference in milk Vk aW I B i i i aa i i aBHnw. k i . rv . m H iaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaai aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaenaarT-. a iai sssssssssw i vHji WiP I HAIG HAI P I CASAOtAii n-v IHKv 1 K IS T A ii llWlFlilPL- w(V all 25 YELLOWSTONE HH Sfc S0LD wM s 39- si s Very Big on Flavor VBBilwl lw DEALERS fCli-- -l laaljkkl III cut themselves loose from Stand ard Oil Co. of Kansas, Wrights man bought into it, served as president 1932-53, held 93 per cent of its slock when he liquidated the S50 million corpor- Now 66, he is semi-retired, still has oil interests in Texas, Lou- siana, Mississippi, New Mexico Colorado, Catifi-nia, Kansas and Oklahoma. A close friend said of the el der Wrightsman: The old man was just plain hard to get along with, he was tinp.easant and overhearing, and his son didn't live in Fort Worth very long." . wTien the elder Wrinhtsman died, the son challeneed t h e will, saying the nurse used "undue influence" on his father. Hearing was set in a Fort Worth! district court for next Jan, the case was settled out of court last week. In the settlement the nurse, Mrs. Mildred Carey, gets $2d,000, an auto, two TV sets. Her daughter, Virginia, gets i35,0M. The yardman, George Tatum, gets J20,0O0. Charles Berer Wrightsman gate $30,000. The rest goes to charity. The young er Wrighlsmar.'s attorney said: My client was never inter ested in recovering a large sum for his personal use. This was a atter of principle with him." I It had to be, because $30,000 wouldn't go far toward buying the things Charles B. Wrightsman has surrounded himself ivilh. He is a member of the Bayou Club, the Tejas Club, and the Ramada Club in Houston, where he formerly lived in the Warwick hotel and. still keeps an SPECIAL FREE FOAM RUBBER CUSHIONS WITH EACH 2-Pc. SET LABOR & I FABRIC .m When you move to town. ..or to a new home... Your Welcome Wagon Hostess wilt call with a basket of gifts . . . and friendly greetings from our religious, civic and business leaders. If you, or then you know, are moving, be sure to phone Welcome Wagon. KE 3-1211 PORK and BEANS Strvt'tm CoM or Hot A real taste treat of tender, meaty beans, fine quality pork and Ashley's rich, sauce made from ripe tomatoes. Wonderful tasting . . . wonderfully rutriticus! : own HLmJimm onollr-Fomows Brood of lsaWiisi El Pete's Owi Noli of DitingwiheJ Faodt MAKING ROOM FOR HOLIDAY LIQUOR CASH & CARRY n BUY n SPECIAL W THE CASE H THIS WEEK fm 0F 12 Jl 0NLY ffll SCOTCH ifflll VODKA - AMBASSADOR Qf TVABSCKI ffl 55 C8. ll-itaa fc 29 C8. U-Stka SCOTCH , BLEND I OLD CROW SCOTCH WHITE WHISKEY BOCKBON CSHUt HORSE GnekeabelBWT Grttm Striaw 58" 34- AO" 56- CS. SMIki CS, IS-Mkt Cf CS. 140 OLD ECHO SCOTCH CHARTER SPRING WHKCT Sntht H rnri Str.lftt 54" 38w 59- 36- cs. u-io,, ca. nt, . cs. mau ltl un.vt roim KOSES OLD ANCIENT MOOK ANTIQUE TAYLOR AOE 37- 39- 55- CS. CS. itie, Cf. U-Kk. Borden's Milk is much better than it has to be! All milk must meet minimum standards set by law. Borden's Milk always meets standards of taste, richness and freshness far beyond minimum requirements. Milk is one of your family's most important foods. So, when you pay for the best, be sure you get it. Buy Borden's. uw BARREL f HOUSES rm in ,i -ap SUNRISE SHOPPING CENTER DYER ST. COK. PAISANO tt. VRA1N COR. OREGON t MAIN LORtTTO lU MONTANA COR. CAMPBELL FRANKLIN COR. ALAMEDA COMA

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