Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Billings, James V.

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Correspondence

Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I.

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Programs

Program for the Silver Jubilee of St. Stanislaus Parish, a Polish congregation at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Ewing Avenue near Blue River. Included are portraits of local clergy including Thomas F. Lillis and Rev. A. F. Radwich; photographs and history of the parish; event details; and advertisements. Notable political figures paying their compliments include Thomas J. Pendergast, Bryce B. Smith, H. F. McElroy, and James V. "Josh" Billings.

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Correspondence

Letter from S. P. Lidell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, commending Stark for his work for Judge James Douglas and against the Pendergast machine. He writes: "My idea of Democracy, my dear Governor, is not the Pendergast machine-made kind."

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Correspondence

Letter from Frank K. Ashby to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Stark (and Judge James Douglas) do not have the support of a Pendergast-allied group in his county. Ashby suggests that if Stark "can shift the positions or take away the appointments of some of the men you know are not for you, or anything you want, you will make it much easier to control this section almost solidly."

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Essays

Article written by Clare Magee, Unionville attorney, discussing the reasons he supports James Billings for the Missouri Supreme Court. He writes that the only complaints against Billings "have come from those who desired to take advantage of the unfortunate, and who were thwarted in that purpose by Judge Billings."

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Correspondence

Letter from W. F. Enright to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing support for James Douglas's Missouri Supreme Court campaign in Buchanan County. Enright suggests Stark and Douglas "could arrive at noon or shortly after in order that we might have our parade through the downtown district during the noon hour," as well as other events with supporters.

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Correspondence

Letter from Orville Chowning to Governor Lloyd C. Stark requesting campaign literature from the James Douglas campaign to counteract efforts for James Billings in Madison. He writes that a local Pendergast leader "has had Judge Billings on exhibition here. Don't think he made any too good an impression."

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Correspondence

Letter from Chas. P. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing voter registration, Stark's proposed investigation into the Public Works Administration, clean elections, and the support he is organizing for Judge James Douglas. He is particularly concerned about the lack of rigor in cleaning up voter registrations in St. Louis, and the lack of public confidence that their votes will be secret.

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Correspondence

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, lauding Stark for his "stand for RIGHT in the State of M[issouri]." He writes that many of his county opposed Stark due to his Pendergast support, but that now "most of them are behind you on this [war] to rid the State of the rascals in elections." He also describes losing his job due to political affiliation.

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Correspondence

Letter from "Shack" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the state of the Missouri Supreme Court campaign in eastern Missouri, and stating there is ample support for James Douglas in Cape Girardeau County, for James Billings in Lewis County, and that Pemiscot and New Madrid Counties are undecided. Shack also reports that he is sure "that at least 90 percent of the vets in the state will be for Douglas."

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Correspondence

Letter from R. Emmet O'Malley to Egbert Miller, urging Miller to vote for James Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court race and writing that "Governor Stark richly deserves your censure."

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Correspondence

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the headquarters of James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court, asking them to look into whether Anna Watson of Marceline is working for the Billings campaign, as she said she was obligated to Tom Pendergast.

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KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.