From Fred W. Baer to William F. White

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A letter from International Association of Fire Fighters President Fred W. Baer to William F. White of St. Louis, Missouri. Baer relates to White the current working condition and political situation of Kansas City firemen. He implies that firemen of Kansas City are hired by the Pendergast Machine and that the female relatives of the firemen are actively encouraged to act as judges of precincts. He notes that, "Several wives of the firemen have been convicted at the Federal election trials, and many more will be indicted before the sixteen wards of the city will have been investigated and the trial complete." Baer also mentions forced pay reductions imposed by the Pendergast Machine.

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Date: 
March 18th 1937
Modern Location: 
Washington, DC
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
NARA ID 2143360, National Labor Relations Board, District 17 (Kansas City), Charges and Complaints Case Files, 1934 - 1937
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-2143360-0002
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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.