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[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Camarillo and notarized on July 13, 1955. Document of a voluntary statement from inmate Ernesto Longorio, #129700. Longorio stated that he did not give permission for his name to used in the segregation lawsuit against the Texas Prison System. The statement is signed and notarized on July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Ben Rios, #129698. Ellis questioned Rios about Attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ben Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]

Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Abraham Rios, #129699. Rios claimed to have no knowledge of attorney John J. Herrera filing a suit against the Prison System. The document was signed by Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.

[League of United Latin American Citizens Address from Joe Garza, February 26, 1955]

Description: League of United Latin American Citizens Address from Joe Garza, First National Vice President, date February 26, 1955, asking the Ladies and Men Councils to sponsor different organizations; for example, Girl and Boy Scouts of America, March of Dimes. Garza also calls for councils to report activities that each council participates in for a program committee report. There is also a call to Texas to increase its numbers.
Date: February 26, 1955
Creator: Garza, Joe

[Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens]

Description: Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens to Sponsor a Road Show and Dance by Gonzalo Moya. This document was written to detail and elaborate on a monetary donation received from Felix Tijerina, Texas Regional Governor of the League of United Latin American Citizens, to organize and fund a Road Show and Dance for the purpose of raising funds for an Educational Program.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Tijerina, Felix, 1905-1965

[Legal Resolution for the Acquisition of a Club House for Use of Members of League of United Latin American Citizens, 1955]

Description: Legal Resolution for the Acquisition of a Club House for Use of Members of League of United Latin American Citizens. The resolution mentions the location of the club house to be acquired for use by LULAC members as a club house with the physical address: 3002-3004 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas. The resolution also states that the money for the purchase of the club house, $15,500.00, is to be loaned to LULAC by Felix Tijerina at the rate of 6% per annum to be paid within five years.
Date: 1955

[Letter from A.L. Wirin to John J. Herrera - 1955-04-20]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from A.L. Wirin, informing Herrera that Wirin has undertaken a number of Civil Liberties cases for the Alianza Hispano Americana, which has opened a Civil Liberties Department. Wirin suggests that The Alianza might be willing to undertake some housing segregation cases, and also cases of segregation of Mexican prisoners in or near Houston.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: Wirin, A.L.

[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Albert Armendariz, League of United Latin American Citizens National Officer, to Frank M. Pinedo, stating that Armendariz no longer wishes to be National Officer of LULAC due to unfair acts committed against members of LULAC. The letter outlines the impeachment of John J. Herrera and David Longoria and mentions the action taken against the LULAC lodge. "It is no longer safe to act on behalf of the Lulac Organization, for the danger of impeachment without a hearing will menace our every action or inaction [...] it pains me greatly to know that our Organization, the Supreme Council, would be guilty of condemning without an opportunity to be heard."
Date: February 17, 1955
Creator: Armendariz, Albert

[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-16]

Description: Letter from Albert Thomas, Chairman, Independent Offices Appropriations Committee to John J. Herrera, acknowledging Herrera's invitation to visit the new home of LULAC at 3004 Bagby, Houston, Texas. Regarding Herrera's request of a memento of the Liberty ships, Thomas says he will refer it to the Maritime Administration, and Thomas will let Herrera know their response.
Date: January 16, 1955
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966

[Letter from Angel R. Field to Pennsylvania LULAC Members - 1955-06-14]

Description: Letter from Angel R. Field, State President, to Pennsylvania League of United Latin-American Citizens Members requesting members to attend a meeting that was held June 19, 1955 at the home of Andres Flores AMVETS Post 171, Malloy Place, Johnstown, PA. The letter lists an agenda and informs members to think about the agenda items and to offer comments at the meeting.
Date: June 14, 1955
Creator: Field, Angel R.

[Letter from Angel R. Field to Pennsylvania LULAC Members - 1955-06-14]

Description: Letter from Angel R. Field, State President, to Pennsylvania League of United Latin-American Citizens Members requesting members to attend a meeting that was held June 19, 1955 at the home of Andres Flores AMVETS Post 171, Malloy Place, Johnstown, PA. The letter lists an agenda and informs members to think about the agenda items and to offer comments at the meeting.
Date: June 14, 1955
Creator: Field, Angel R.

[Letter from Arturo Vasquez to all LULAC Councils - 1955-07-05]

Description: Letter to All League of United Latin American Citizens Councils from Arturo Vasquez, National Treasurer July 5, 1955. Vasquez requests Councils of LULAC to come together and pay their fines and make sure that all financial matters are in order before the end of his service as Treasurer. Vasquez mentions that if financial matters are not in order, that the council will not be recognized at the National Convention.
Date: May 5, 1955
Creator: Vasquez, Arturo