FOREIGN TRADE: The Best of Everything

Although Mexicans make up half of San Antonio's population of 253,854, they have taken little part in the civic life of the city. The Mexicans, segregated on the West Side, have been virtually ignored by the rest of San Antonio's citizens. One who did not ignore them was short (5 ft. 6 in.), good-natured Gaetano Anthony Lucchese, 50, son of a Sicilian immigrant. When Tano Lucchese was 17, his father* sent him to the West Side to manage the old Zaragoza theater. Lucchese liked the movie business; he also liked and understood Mexicans. They liked him too. The adults used...

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