Draft of editorial for True Detective Mysteries

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Draft of an editorial for True Detective Mysteries, a true crime magazine, about the political corruption in Kansas City and how it is being brought down. It in, Stark states that "political bosses were brazenly stealing city funds," that the "bosses ruled the police department," and that "there apparently was no power strong enough to give the government back to the people." The article then describes the election reform, raids upon gambling houses, prosecution of voter fraud cases, the indictment of City Manager Henry McElroy, and other actions describe "how the government of Kansas City was returned to the people."

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Kansas City, MO
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Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the State Historical Society of Missouri-Columbia.
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Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1931-1941, C0004-f03426
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SHSMO-C0004-F03426-0001
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