Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

City Beverage Company

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Miscellaneous Documents

An analysis of the salaries and dividends paid to officers of the City Beverage Company from 1933 through 1947. The document includes the salaries and dividends of Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr., Phillip H. McCrory, A. P. Spaar, Rhea Lazia and the estate of John Lazia, and William H. McCrory. The analysis also provides totals of salaries and dividends given for each year and the total of both figures given to each officer from 1933 to 1947.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Two accounts receivable documents: one showing credit between City Beverage Company, Kansas City, Missouri, and Atlas Beverage Company, Inc., from 1936 through 1947; and one between City Beverage Company, Kansas City, Missouri, and City Beverage Company, Inc., Kansas City, Kansas from 1937 through 1942. The last page of the document provides the net accounts payable due to the officers of City Beverage Company, Kansas City, Missouri.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Articles of Agreement of City Beverage Company, Kansas City, Missouri. The document defines the company's capital stock, shares, and term length. The shareholders and board of directors are listed as Philip H. McCrory, William H. McCrory, Albert P. Spaar, and John Lazia. The articles then list the five purposes of the company.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Certificate of authority to commence business, issued by the Secretary of State of Missouri Dwight H. Brown and given to City Beverage Company. Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr. was a partner of City Beverage Company and provided Kansas City with Anheuser-Busch products.

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Interrogatories to Defendant City Beverage Company in Equity Case No. 5532: Rhea Graef, Plaintiff vs. City Beverage Company, et al., Defendants. The document includes 39 sets of questions "to be answered by an officer or agent of the City Beverage Company." Part of the document includes inquires as to City Beverage Company's business connections to the T. J. Pendergast Wholesale Liquor Company. The litigant asks that all answers be "limited to the period between January 1, 1936, and May 4, 1948."

Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

An analysis of City Beverage Company's surplus from July 15, 1933 through 1947. The document includes net profits for each year as well as deductions and additions of various types. The highest reported balance of the company was $111,271.64 at the end of 1945.