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Letter to Alonso S. Perales from Edwardo Idar April 7th, 1928.

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Title

Letter to Alonso S. Perales from Edwardo Idar April 7th, 1928.

Subject

CIVIC participation: working for civil rights
PERALES, Alonso S., 1898-1960
LETTERS

Description

Letter from Eduardo Idar to Alonso Perales request that Perales take some men with him to Nicaragua. He also discusses potentially establishing a new printing plant.

Creator

Idar, Eduardo

Source

Date

1928-04-07

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

pera0116

Coverage

LAREDO (Tex.)
WASHINGTON (D.C.)

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Transcription

[HEADER - LEFT - ALL CAPS]
PUBLISHERS OF
"LAS NOTICIAS'
SPANISH WEEKLY OF WIDE CIRCULATION
[HEADER -RIGHT - ALL CAPS]
EDITORES DE
"LAS NOTICIAS"
SEMANARIO DE GRAN CIRCULACION

IDAR PUBLISHING COMPANY [HEADER - CENTERED ALL CAPS]
JOB PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND TRANSLATORS [UNDERLINED]
LAREDO, TEXAS

April 7th, 1928,
Mr. Alonso S. Perales,
Washington, D.C.,
My dear friend:----

I had your letter of the first of this month for which I wish to thank you very much. It is an optimistic message to our boys. I am still on the job, two weeks ago on sunday I requested to all our members to be present on our regular weekly meeting [Insert 's' into meetings], [Handwritten correction - My] idea was to get them together and make arrangements to invite Prof. Luz Saenz to come to Laredo and make a talk for us, but I was much surprised when I [Handwritten correction - noted] that the first man to be there was himself, coming previously to our invitation. At that meeting we also had Tafella, who came to organize a local Council of the Amigos de Pueblo, Tafolla also made a very interested talk on that meeting, besides that we were also visitied by a gentlemen of name Cuellar from El Paso, who has organized in Laredo a local Council of an anglo-saxon civic institution which carries a life insurance and which is in some respects very similar to ours, of course it is devoted in a general way to encourage patriotism among all class of citizens. I am including for your consideration one of their rituals. So that sunday we had a very enthusiastic meeting that helped us too much to encourage the spirit of the boys. last sunday also a friend o fmine Ing. Julio Davila, a very [Handwritten correction - bri-lliant] man that has been graduated in Europe and who has a broad experience in every angle of life, give us a lecture on what citizen-ship means, for sunday after tomorrow I had the offer of Gral. Marcia-no Gonzalez, who has promised me a lecture on what the citizenship was amont the romans in the ancient times. Probably for tomorrow I will have father lozano, who was rector in the Cathedral of Monte-rey to give us also a lecture, he is a very brilliant speaker ad-vocated to be Bishop in a very near future, father Lozano is a young spaniard who a few months past obtained from several Universities in Spain for two hundred Mexican students to be pentionated in that country, he also has taken charge in Laredo of all refugeed priest from Mexico.
Canales wrote me a letter requesting my presence in a general meeting that they are planing at Brownsville of that Council some time this month, even with the fact that I had been still sick in some way and that I had much to do here of my own work I answered him that I was ready to go any time he wish.
our friend John L. George has been sick, he is on a very hard financial situation, Canales wrote me that you are going to take to Nicaragua some of our boys, Mr. George can serve you as an interpreter and I think that that if you offer him some opprtunity he will [Illegible - crossed out word] accept to go. He might be too old and for that reason i had not tell him to write you, but kindle consider the matter for the poor old friend. I think you ought to take Vela also, he show me a letter in which you offered him such oportunity, Vela has been very valuable to our council here because he is very enthusiastic and sincere about what we are doing.
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[HEADER - LEFT - ALL CAPS]
PUBLISHERS OF
"LAS NOTICIAS'
SPANISH WEEKLY OF WIDE CIRCULATION
[HEADER -RIGHT - ALL CAPS]
EDITORES DE
"LAS NOTICIAS"
SEMANARIO DE GRAN CIRCULACION

IDAR PUBLISHING COMPANY [HEADER - CENTERED ALL CAPS]
JOB PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND TRANSLATORS [UNDERLINED]
LAREDO, TEXAS

Probably I will sell my lino type machine or all of my print-ing plant, if I do, then I will stablish a new one with better equipment. I have two prospects, one is a man from Mexico that is coming this month to Laredo to buy the machine mentioned, the other is Jeff. McLemore, ex-Congressman who is publishing a newspaper that I had been printed for him for several months. If I do sell, then i will publish a magazine under the samename of Las No-ticias or I will re-organize my paper if I do not sell.
Business here had been very quiet, but not as bad as in other sections of Texas, the Valley for example.
Mrs. Valls is still giving us his moral suport for our Lea-gue. I heard that the old ring" while is fighting us is trying to organize an institution on same bases but which they can control for their own purposes. I am giving you all this facts so you can understand what the situation is, of course, it will take them some more strong effort to place us out of the way and do what they wish, as the sentiment of our comunity has beenand is very strong against the administration.
I reade in The [Corrected from Thex to The] O-Ka of the Knights of America what you had wrote, it is very nice
Hoping to hear from ou again. I am very truly your friend,
[Handwritten Signature] Eduardo Idar











Citation

Idar, Eduardo, “Letter to Alonso S. Perales from Edwardo Idar April 7th, 1928.,” Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Digital Collections, accessed April 20, 2024, http://usldhrecovery.uh.edu/items/show/366.