Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Douglas, James M.

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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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Article by E. Montgomery Reily in which he discusses the practice of Republicans voting in the Democratic primary during the recent election.

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Letter from E. B. DeShon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing James M. Douglas winning the Democratic Primary for the Missouri Supreme Court race, and pledging assistance in the fall election.

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Letter from Jesse Barrett praising Judge James Douglas for winning the Missouri Supreme Court primary election against the Pendergast-backed candidate.

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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 W. H. Waggoner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing suspicious activity from the courts regarding eligible voter records, and his prediction that Judge James M. Douglas will perform well in elections outside of the Kansas City area.

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Letter from Roy Glidewell asking governor Stark to acknowledge his previous letter and indicate a timeline for appointing a vacant judgeship.

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Letter from I. N. Watson to Jesse Barrett describing the pleas of those accused of election fraud in Kansas City,

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Anonymous letter to Governor Stark complaining of voter fraud in Kansas City.

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Letter from Frank A. Brannock to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing Tom Pendergast as the Democratic party's "worst enemy" and describes increased support for James Douglas in Stoddard County for the Missouri Supreme Court primary. Brannock reports that they "are" carrying the fight on Bossism clear down the line, even to the little local Pendergast would be bosses in [Stoddard] County."

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Letter from a former timekeeper on a Missouri WPA project, describing the corruption in place regarding the awarding of jobs. Gov. Lloyd Stark is CC-ed on the letter.

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