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P.A.S.O. News

Description: Newsletter for the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations, PASO, announcing upcoming meeting dates and places and urging members to support PASO's endorsed candidates. PASO also recognize members' participation in election conventions and praise Dr. George Sanchez for endorsing their candidate Don Yarbrough despite normally opposing PASO.
Date: 1962
Creator: Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert A. Peña, Jr. to Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations members - 1962-09-26]

Description: Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Chairman Albert A. Peña, Jr. addresses the organization's members in light of a recent editorial, a copy of which has been enclosed, which disparaged both Peña and the PASO organization. Peña urges members to attend an October meeting in San Antonio to make a solid showing of viability.
Date: September 26, 1962
Creator: Peña, Albert A., Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Pena, Jr. announcing PASO convention - 1962-02-02]

Description: Generic letter from Albert A. Peña, Jr. announcing the first statewide convention of Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations to select candidates to endsorse. Peña invites any who have formed or intend to form a PASO group to attend. The letter is typed on County of Bexar letterhead.
Date: February 2, 1962
Creator: Peña, Albert A., Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from A.D. Covin to George Carmack - 1962-02-24]

Description: Copy of a letter to George Carmack from A.D. Covin in response to an editorial in the Houston Press about a statement made by Robert Kennedy about Texas and its annexation. Covin claims that Kennedy's comments were critical of the expansionist policies of the United States, and not the annexation of Texas. Covin claims that the article is overlooking some historical facts (on which Kennedy's comments are based), namely that the United States instigated the Mexican War and forced Mexico to cede Texas to the United States in pursuit of Manifest Destiny.
Date: February 24, 1962
Creator: Covin, A.D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Copy of editorial "Bandwagon has gone, Mr. Commissioner," from the San Antonio Evening News, September 21, 1962]

Description: Reproduction of an editorial from the San Antonio Evening News criticizing Albert A. Peña, Jr. and his Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO) organization for being derailed from their purpose, for not responding to the desires of most Latinos, and inability to solidify a party plank.
Date: September 21, 1962
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[1962 Confirmation]

Description: Black and white photograph of a Confirmation class dressed in religious robes, standing on the steps of Danevang Lutheran Church. The group consists of three girls, one of whom wears glasses. The three boys each sport a bow tie. A window is visible to the right of the group. A portion of the image is missing due to the lifting of a previously affixed label.
Date: 1962
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Letter from Genaro Flores to PASO members - May 28, 1962]

Description: Letter from the Harris County Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (P.A.S.O.), signed by chairman Genaro Flores, urging PASO members to vote in the upcoming election. An inset box provides the names of endorsed candidates and a postscript invites members to attend a free barbecue event for candidate Don Yarborough.
Date: May 28, 1962
Creator: Harris County Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Connally jumps on 'outsiders' meddling'

Description: Article about a rally in Amarillo at which John B. Connally decried "'out-of-state' meddling in Texas politics" as a counter to his opponent's charges that he represented Eastern interests.
Date: May 23, 1962
Creator: Boyd, Lou
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Kenith L. Ballard - 1962-10-29]

Description: Open letter from Kenith L. Ballard ("To Whom It Should Concern") documenting his difficulties with a particular service job and requesting not to be assigned to service a machine at Jefferson Chemical Co. while such conditions exist.
Date: October 29, 1962
Creator: Ballard, Kenith L.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Terry Serna to John J. Herrera - 1962-07-16]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from Terry Serna that reads: "Hi Johnny! Still in the convention mood. Having a ball before returning to the grind! Terry Serna." The front of the postcard has the image of of a waterfall with people in the foreground. The image is identified on the back of the postcard as "Cascada La Cola De Caballo, Horsetail Falls near Monterrey. Monterrey, N. L., Mexico"
Date: July 13, 1962
Creator: Serna, Terry
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[PASO endorsement convention booklet - 1968-03-15]

Description: PASO endorsement convention booklet. The convention was held March 15-16, 1962, at the Continental Hotel in Houston, Texas. The cover features a photo of John F. Kennedy and a quote from his inauguration speech, and the interior pages include congratulatory ads from various senators and other political representatives. Booklet also includes an introduction by State PASO Chairman, Roy Elizondo, and a program schedule.
Date: March 15, 1962
Creator: Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO)
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger, page one - 1962-12-08]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger, Presidential Press Secretary, asking President John F. Kennedy to sign a plaque which Herrera had made from a picture of John F. Kennedy, painted by Norman Rockwell. The plaque was autographed on the borders by Senator and Mrs. Dennis Chavez, Gus Garcia and others. As this photograph is priceless to Herrera, he would ask his son, who is Washington D.C., to give the plaque to Salinger to be signed.
Date: December 8, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger, page two - 1962-12-08]

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger, Presidential Press Secretary, asking President John F. Kennedy to sign a plaque which Herrera had made from a picture of John F. Kennedy, painted by Norman Rockwell. The plaque was autographed on the borders by Senator and Mrs. Dennis Chavez, Gus Garcia and others. As this photograph is priceless to Herrera, he would ask his son, who is Washington D.C., to give the plaque to Salinger to be signed.
Date: December 8, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Convention Memorandum - January 19, 1962]

Description: Detailed Convention Memorandum to all members of PASO explaining the purpose and procedure of the upcoming convention and instructions for hotel reservations and registration fees. The final two items urge members to organize an active PASO group in their communities if one did not already exist and reminds them to pay their poll taxes in order to vote. The memo is signed by Ed Idar, Jr. A handwritten note reads: "Paso a Paso Para adelante!"
Date: January 19, 1962
Creator: Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[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.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to John J. Herrera - 1962-02-12]

Description: Letter from Senator Ralph Yarborough thanking John J. Herrera for sending him a copy of the resolution passed by the LULAC Convention as well as Herrera's support in Yarborough deciding not to enter the race for governor. The letter originally accompanied a copy of Yarborough's statement on that matter.
Date: February 12, 1962
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger - 1962-12-08]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from John J. Herrera to Pierre Salinger, Presidential Press Secretary, requesting the President and Salinger sign a plaque which Herrera had made from a picture of John F. Kennedy painted by Norman Rockwell. This photograph was autographed on the borders by Senator and Mrs. Dennis Chavez, Gus Garcia and others. As this photograph is priceless to Herrera, he will ask his son, who is Washington, D.C., to give the plaque to Pierre Salinger to be signed.
Date: December 8, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Officer Lambert - 1962-07-03]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter written by John J. Herrera to Officer Lambert of the City of Houston Police Department. The letter is intended to be delivered by Henry Enrique Santos, who had been referred to Lambert by the District Attorney Office of Harris County to explain and support Santos's claim that a deed to his land had been forged to seemingly transfer ownership to a Pauline Olivia.
Date: July 3, 1962
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library