Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Douglas, James M.

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Letter from Ellison Neel to Wallace I.

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Letter from Mrs. Anice McKinley, secretary of the Hickory County Democratic Committee, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing local support in Hickory County for James Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court primary, and noting that all WPA jobs and nearly all political appointees were filled with Pendergast men.

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Letter from Howard Steel to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on James Douglas's success in the Missouri Supreme Court Democratic primary, and describing corruption in the Works Progress Administration.

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Letter from L. B. Jones to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Missouri State School employees are forced to donate a percentage of their wages to Pendergast's candidate James Billings in his campaign against James M. Douglas for Missouri Supreme Court. Jones writes that "if the board here investigates how our vote was cast ... we will lose our job as a consequence."

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Letter from Howard Steel to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on James Douglas's success in the Missouri Supreme Court Democratic primary, and suggesting the next major battle in Missouri reform is cleaning up influence in the WPA.

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Letter from Jesse Barrett to Hector Burleigh in which he expresses optimism for the political future, with the descent of the Pendergast regime and the opportunity for Republicans to take future elections.

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A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

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Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing advertisements distributed around Kansas City to discredit James M. Douglas and promote Pendergast machine positions, and that "cards are being circulated by persons drawing big salaries from the State Liquor Dep."

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Press release containing the test of a statement given by William Hirth, publisher of the Missouri Farmer and president of the Missouri Farmers' Association, regarding the state Democratic convention. Hirth reports that the recent "convention in St. Louis was the most shameful gathering of its kind in the history of Missouri," and describes animosity between Clark-Pendergast forces and Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

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Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

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Letter from Jesse Barret to I. N. Wilson discussing efforts to build a coalition in opposition to the Pendergast Machine. He also discusses rampant election fraud in Missouri using his 1936 candidacy as an example.

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Letter from Carl G. Ryder to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for his work looking into Machine influence, pleding his vote for James M. Douglas, and expressing belief that public support for Pendergast is waning: "Inclined to believe 'Tom's' sun is slowly setting."

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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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