Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Brown, Dwight

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Correspondence

Letter from Edison Blagg to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on where alliances lie in the Douglas vs. Billings Supreme Court campaign in Nodaway County. He writes that county has "always been an anti-Pendergast county" though some local candidates have received machine support. Billings supporters include John Rush and Stanley Ferguson. Douglas "will have the support of the more stable type of Democrats here," including Judge M. E. Ford, T. G. Robinson, and Judge A. P. Kidder.

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Correspondence

Letter from W. G. Lynch to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that while the August 2 election was cleaner than in the past, corruption still remains and that "liquor interests must be curbed and license laws enforced." Lynch also congratulations Stark on James Douglas's win in the Supreme Court vote, and writes that "the boss thrives on prestige and privilege... You have deflated him considerably. He is no longer unbeatable."

Object Type: 
Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Milton C. Lewis to Dwight Brown, President of Parole Board, Missouri State Penitentiary. Lewis believes that inmate Willie Smith's parole application should be considered favorably because of his good record before and during incarceration. He informs Brown that if approved, Smith would be under the care of Vincent Spizzuca of St. Louis, Missouri.