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To Dr. Will W. Alexander, Chief, Minority Groups Service Branch, From Donald G. Kobler, Texas Regional Director, October 14, 1942.

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pera0066.jpg

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Title

To Dr. Will W. Alexander, Chief, Minority Groups Service Branch, From Donald G. Kobler, Texas Regional Director, October 14, 1942.

Subject

LETTERS
RACE discrimination
KOBLER, Donald G.
TELEGRATH
AGRICULTURAL Laborers
UNITED States--Government policy.
SHOP signs
WICKARD Claude R. (Claude Raymond), 1893-1967
WALLACE, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

Description

Letter to Dr. Will W. Alexander, Chief Minority Groups Service Branch from Donald G. Kobler, Texas Regional Director. The letter describes discrimination taking plays at Roy’s Café, on North First Street in Lamesa Texas. Sign on door states “No Mexican’s”. Donald Kobler would like to see federal action to “eliminate…Nazi-like discrimination”.

Creator

Kobler, Donald G.

Source

Date

1942-10-14

Rights

Content compilation of The Latino/Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers copyright 2012 by Arte Publico Historical Collections. All rights reserved.

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JPEG

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

pera0066

Coverage

LAMESA (Tex.)
WASHINGTON (D.C.)

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Transcription

Donald G. Kohler [From]
8045 Harrisburg
Houston, Texas

October 14, 1942

Dr. Will W. Alexander, Chief [To]
Minority Groups Service Branch
Social Security Building
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Alexander;

Enclosed please find a copy of the telegram sent to you today in regard to the discrimination practiced against the Spanish speaking people at Lamesa, Texas.

This information was forwarded to me by a Mexican field worker, who wrote as follows:

“… where ever I have been I find a lot of places where the Mexican people is discriminated,…. Here is the latest example Roy’s Café located at North First Street Lamesa Tex bear a sign on the door that says no Mexicans ….. You know this is dangerous at the present time, because there are a lot of Spanish speaking people that thinks that don’t worth a while to fight for a Country where they are not considered as civilized people.”

Surely, it is not necessary to stress to your office the disastrous effect of these abuses. What is needed is vigourous federal action to eliminate, once and for all, these undemocratic and Nazi-like discriminations.

Copies of the telegram have also been mailed to Hon. Henry A. Wallace and the Hon. Claude A. Wickard.

Very truly yours,
Donald G. Kobler Texas Regional Director

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Kobler, Donald G., “To Dr. Will W. Alexander, Chief, Minority Groups Service Branch, From Donald G. Kobler, Texas Regional Director, October 14, 1942.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 23, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/197.