Letter to Major General James L. Collins from Alonso Perales, Director General of the League of Loyal Americans regarding the discrimination of U.S. soldiers of Mexican descent. The letter describes how two Mexican Americans, both in United States Army Uniforms are denied admittance to two barbershops located in San Antonio, Texas. Owners of both shops stated they can “deny service or admittance to whomever they please”. Alonso Perales also notes a barbershop in Harlandale Texas also denied service to a member of the Honduran Air Corps. Requests “remedial action from both national and international standpoints.”
Letter from James L. Collins to Alonso S. Perales stating that Article 157 of the Texas Penal Code makes it an offense to discriminate again anyone wearing a uniform. The law does not apply to discrimination against American soldiers of Mexican descent necessarily.