Future: Vol. I, No. 23

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Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the effusive spending of city funds on the Kansas City Zoo, comparing the luxurious living conditions of a tiger there to many thousands of Kansas Citians with very poor housing and utilities, etc., including illustrative photos. Other featured articles include: “Arson Aylor” (p. 2), about the conviction of Ben Aylor, former owner of the burned-down Rochambeau Hotel in Kansas City, for arson in its destruction by fire in 1932; “Luscious Prize—‘Compromise’” (p. 2), about the meeting of R. Emmet O'Malley, "Missouri insurance commissioner," with Tom Pendergast in New York regarding placement of "millions of dollars of Missouri insurance buyers' funds into the hands of politicians--Pendergast politicians, of course"; and “Dikes, They Said” (p. 2), about a project to sandbag the banks of the Kaw River, alleged by engineers to be ineffective against funding and simply away to funnel money to machine-allied companies; also included in the newspaper are advertisements for local businesses and articles on fashion, finance, cooking, music, art, and national and international news.

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Kansas City Publishers Corp.
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Date: 
June 14th 1935
Modern Location: 
113 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
MVSC F 051 F996 1935
Digital Object Identifier: 
MVSC-F051-F996-1935-0023
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
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