Don Watson correspondence
Itliong, Larry, 1913-1977 [lcna]
[Larry Itliong Corespondence]
Marshall, I have some comments of my own to add: In 1952 I went with a group to Seattle to try to work a season in the Alaska canneries. I never made it to Alaska but I met the three people mentioned in Larry's letter - Carlos Bulosan, Chris Mensalves and Ernesto Mangaoang. Bulosan
was the education director (I don't remember his exact title), Mensalves was the president of the local and Mangaoan had a major position in the local. I recall the local was totally divided into the Mensalves faction and the Mangaoan faction. I never knew what the split was about. Bulosan, as mentioned by Larry, was close to Mensalves. I had one evening with Bulosan in a bar. He was very frail - he had tuberculosis.
I also copied a roster entitled "1963 Delano Lodge Membership Roster" It has 33 names listed. This was not AWOC but a Filipino fraternal organization. Pete Velasco was "Worshipful Master" and Larry was "Venerable Secretary." Larry said he recruited Pete into AWOC.
- Date Added
- May 28, 2015
- Patty Enrado collection
- Item Type
- Don Watson, “Don Watson correspondence,” Welga Project Digital Archive and Repository, accessed July 24, 2017, http://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/items/show/153.