From William A. Kitchen to Harry S. Truman, May 31, 1940
Letter from William A. Kitchen to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Kitchen informs Truman of invitation to speak on Truman's behalf at a League of Missouri voters reception. Kitchen believes it is best to decline the offer as it would allow Truman's campaign opponent Lloyd C. Stark to criticize Truman and his connection to the Kansas City organization. Kitchen says, "I can smear him [Stark] a lot better under cover than I can by getting out and making public speeches." He also suggests that the event organizer, Dan Carr, should be more conspicuous in his support of Truman.