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[Letter from Frank Ferree to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission - 1952-05-27]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission in Austin, Texas, dated May 27, 1952. The letter addresses discriminatory decisions of attorneys during jury selection in the Texas courts when choosing between Latin American or Anglo jurors. The letter also relates details of judgment in court case against Roberto Jiminez in Brownsville, mentioning irregularities in jury selection and possible perjury of witnesses.
Date: May 27, 1952
Creator: Ferree, Frank
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 John J. Herrera to A. G. Betancourt - 1953-04-29]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, to A. G. Betancourt, Attorney At Law in Brownsville, Texas, dated April 29, 1953. Herrera encourages Betancourt to organize a LULAC council in Brownsville, Texas.
Date: April 29, 1953
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Jack Skaggs - 1962-10-27]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from John J. Herrera to Jack Skaggs discussing planning for the John Connally for Governor campaign. Herrera informs Skaggs of the Spanish-language tapes Herrera left for Skaggs to potentially use on the radio and offers his services as a speaker to the Latino people in the Harlingen area if needed.
Date: October 27, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

Description: Western Union telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza, inviting Garza to be the main speaker at the LULAC State Convention Banquet in Lubbock, Texas on May 8th [year unspecified].
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza]

Description: Western Union telegram from John J. Herrera to Reynaldo Garza, inviting Garza to be the main speaker at the LULAC State Convention Banquet in Lubbock, Texas on May 8th [year unspecified].
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr.]

Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. requesting further information and clarification of Senator Rogers Kelley's and LULAC's reactions to "WHO will assume the responsibility of seeing that Mexican-American citizens in the Valley qualify as voters." Idar, Jr. writes: "it is incumbent that we be informed if the LULAC meeting in Harlingen endorsed the words of Senator Kelley and if such endorsement is in line with basic LULAC policy."
Date: unknown
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera - 1955-03-05]

Description: Letter from J.R. Lujan to John J. Herrera. Lujan invites John J. Herrera, along with his wife Olivia, as guests of honor to the League of United Latin American Citizens Charter Installation of Officers Banquet. Lujan states that he has lined up Frank M. Pinedo, Rogers Kelley and Joe Kilgore as speakers.
Date: March 5, 1955
Creator: Lujan, J. R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ricardo Martinez to John J. Herrera - 1952-07-12]

Description: Letter from Ricardo Molinez of LULAC Council Number 146 of McAllen, Texas, to John J. Herrera, LULAC National President, dated July 13, 1952. Molinez congratulates Herrera on his recent election to LULAC National President. Molinez requests help in issue of Frank Ferree being held in contempt of court, includes a petition signed by citizens of Harlingen, Texas, addressed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Date: July 13, 1952
Creator: Martinez, Ricardo
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez - 1955]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of a welcome letter from Frank M. Pinedo to A. R. Vasquez, New Harlingen League of United Latin American Citizens, welcoming Vasquez and the Council to LULAC. Pinedo gives details and explanations about next steps and what is expected from the newly formed Council of Harlingnen LULAC council to the National Office (i.e. charter fees, minutes).
Date: March 28, 1955
Creator: Pinedo, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez to A. G. Betancourt - 1953-04-06]

Description: Letter from Jacob I. Rodriguez, LULAC National Publicity Director, to A. G. Betancourt of Brownsville, Texas dated April 6, 1953. This letter indicates that a group of Betancourt's friends is interested in organizing a LULAC council.in Brownsville, Texas.
Date: April 6, 1953
Creator: Rodriguez, Jacob I.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Manuel G. Vela to John J. Herrera - 1955-06-06]

Description: Letter from Manuel G. Vela to John J. Herrera requesting Herrera's support for the nomination of his friend Oscar Laurel from Council Number 12 of Laredo, Texas for the office of President General of the League. Vela writes, "may I be permitted to respectfully request your aid and influence in behalf of my personal friend Oscar Laurel." Towards the bottom of the letter, there is a portion in Spanish that reads: "...please command me. As they say at the border, I request this of you as a man and as a good friend, and remember that one favor with another favor is repaid."
Date: June 6, 1955
Creator: Vela, Manuel G.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to M. M. Hale - 1965-05-10]

Description: Letter from Senator Ralph Yarborough recommending to United States Marshal M. M. Hale a Jesus E. Garcia for a Deputy Marshal. The letter notes a blind carbon copy sent to John J. Herrera, who is presumably the one alluded to who gave a high recommendation of Garcia to Yarborough.
Date: May 10, 1965
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Item Type: Letter

Ferree, wetbacks' friend, jailed on contempt charge

Description: Newspaper clipping of article about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Description: Full page from the "El Tiempo" newspaper published in Harlingen, Texas, dated June 20, 1952, which features several articles about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: June 20, 1952
Item Type: Clipping

'Latinos' traits pamphlet blasted

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Brownsville Herald of Brownsville, Texas, dated March 11, 1952. The article is entitled "Latinos' Traits Pamphlet Blasted." The article covers discussions held at an assembly of Latin Americans at Mission, Texas, on the pamphlet published by the University of Texas, "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," written by Lyle Saunders and Olen E. Leonard. The assembly condemned the features of the pamphlet.
Date: March 11, 1952
Item Type: Clipping

[Petition for clemency for Roberto Jimenez sent to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles]

Description: Unsigned, undated copy of petition asking for clemency be granted to Roberto Jimenez of Harlingen, Texas sent to The Honorable Board of Pardons and Paroles in Austin, Texas. Jimenez was convicted on May 13, 1952 and sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. The petitioners feel the sentence was too severe and give character references to back up their plea.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Legal Document