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[Draft of article by John J. Herrera - 1956-10-22]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy draft of an article by John J. Herrera dated October 22, 1956. This article was Herrera's rebuttal to Felix Tijerina's article on support of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. "We have bitterly realized in their past administrations that we were the last to be hired and the first to be hired. We will continue to support the Democratic party and their nominees, Stevenson and Kerauver." Herrera also writes: "the great majority of the Latinos do not share his enthusiasm for the Republican Party, as 97 percent of the Latinos work for a living and do not own their business (as Mr. Tijerina does), or are professional people." At the top of this article in Spanish, there is a note which reads as such in English: "(Note: Despite certain Mexican 'leaders' knowing that Nixon 'was of the tricky politics' since October of 1956 many here in Houston on the radio or the TV begged 'Now more than ever four more years of Nixon': The least they should do is now after the failure, is to ask for forgiveness from the people before continuing to make recommendations on who to vote for."
Date: October 22, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Hector Garcia - 1956-11-26]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera replying to Hector Garcia's letter, stating that Herrera will contact other American G.I. Forum members in Houston for the convention issue of G.I. Forum for 1954 and other issues that he had asked for. Herrera has one issue which is battered and dirty. However, Garcia is welcome to use it.
Date: November 26, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to James DeAnda - 1956-02-13]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to James DeAnda, about the cases appearing in the latest issue of South Western Reporter, 285, S.W. 2nd, No. 1, pages 1-320, issue 1956. Herrera also writes about the Texas Regional Convention of LULAC to be held in Corpus Christi on 18th and 19th February, and requests DeAnda to make proper arrangements for welcoming the past National President of the League.
Date: February 13, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Joe Moss - 1956-12-31]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Joe Moss of the District Attorney's Office reiterating his declaration that he has refused to defend Texas J. Foster in an upcoming case.
Date: December 31, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jose O. Garza to John J. Herrera - 1956-11-02]

Description: Letter from Jose O. Garza, District Governor, District Number 13 to John J. Herrera dated November 2, 1956. Garza expresses to Herrera his distaste of combining the name of LULAC with politics. Garza explains to Herrera that some "printed leaflets" that were sent out with "yours and Mr. Felix Tijerinas's point of views" did the opposite of what LULAC represented, which was create a separation from the Anglo community instead of an integration and equality. "This is the frequent and calculated way that you use the word "LATINOS" [...] This classification that you give our people only serves to weaker the bonds we seek to tie with our anglo conpatriots." Garza goes on to say, "Inasmuch as we encourage our members to partake of politics as individuals, we will not partake of any politics as an organization."
Date: November 2, 1956
Creator: Garza, Jose O.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from M. C. Gonzalez to John J. Herrera - 1956-05-09]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from M.C. Gonzalez, dated May 9, 1956 asking Herrera to endorse Gonzalez and support him as he runs for office of the National President of LULAC. Gonzalez was the presenter of the nomination speech for National President for John J. Herrera.
Date: May 9, 1956
Creator: Gonzales, M. C.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Magdaleno Lopez to J. B. Casas - 1956]

Description: Letter from Magdaleno Lopez of Council Number 290 to J. B. Casas requesting Herrera's presence at the Installation Banquet of Council Number 290 as well as the East Chicago Ladies Council Number 294. The Installation Banquet is to take place at the Gary, Indiana Gary Hotel on December 9, 1956 at 7:00 PM.
Date: 1956
Creator: Lopez, Magdaleno
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1956-06-03]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough asking for John J. Herrera's support during the 1956 gubernatorial campaign and urging Herrera to rally more support amongst relatives, friends, and neighbors. The letter is typed on letterhead for Yarborough for Governor Headquarters with the campaign slogan: "It's cleanup time in Texas!"
Date: June 3, 1956
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Item Type: Letter

[Speech by John J. Herrera for San Jacinto Day - 1956-04-21]

Description: Speech delivered by John J. Herrera at the San Jacinto Monument on April 21, 1956, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Herrera refers to the recent meeting between President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Adolfo Ruiz of Mexico, and the Canadian government.
Date: April 21, 1956
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Text
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[Statement endorsing Tony Campos as Candidate for Regional Governor of LULAC for Texas, February, 1956]

Description: Statement endorsing Tony Campos of Lubbock, Texas as Candidate for Regional Governor of League of United Latin American Citizens for Texas. The endorsement contains a supporting statement outlining all of the different offices held by Tony Campos throughout different LULAC Administrations. "If it is Leadership that LULAC needs, Campos has it." The Regional Convention is to take place in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 17 - 19, 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Text

[Telegram and articles from Danny Olivas to Pete Tijerina - 1956-10-23]

Description: Copy of a telegram and articles from Danny Olivas to Pete Tijerina dated October 23, 1956 which include a telegram from Olivas to Tijerina: "We are not endorsing the Ike Dick Slate." Above the telegram, there are two articles and a telegram copied onto a piece of paper. One article with Felix Tijerina expressing his support for the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. The other article was John J. Herrera's rebuttal to Tijerina's support of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration: "We have bitterly realized in their past administrations that we were the last to be hired and the first to be hired. We will continue to support the Democratic party and their nominees, Stevenson and Kerauver." Herrera writes: "The great majority of the Latinos do not share his enthusiasm for the Republican Party, as 97 percent of the Latinos work for a living and do not own their business (as Mr. Tijerina does), or are professional people."
Date: October 23, 1956
Creator: Olivas, Danny
Item Type: Text

Tijerina denies LULAC 'passed word' on Nixon

Description: Article about League of United Latin American Citizens National President Felix Tijerina denies reports that LULAC has been urging members to vote against Richard Nixon in the upcoming presidential race: "The 51-year-old restaurant operator, wearing an 'Ike' pin in his lapel, said in a later statement to newsmen that he personally endorsed the Eisenhower-Nixon administration and will vote for their reelection Nov. 6."
Date: 1956
Item Type: Clipping