Future: Vol. I, No. 9


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 crime rate for auto theft and parts stripping in Kansas City compared to Saint Louis and description of its inaccurate measurements by the Kansas City Police Department not accepted by the FBI, with photo of a stripped car and a portrait of J. Edgar Hoover. Other featured articles include: “One Year Ago This Week” (p. 2), with descriptions of incidents in Kansas City on March 12-13, 1934, involving the blockage of registered voters from the polls and bringing in of paid voters by the Pendergast machine for "[t]wo bits a vote," and mention of mistreated and beaten Fusion voters Mrs Mary Brown (1208 East 14th Street), Miss Bessie Morgan (3030 McGee Street), and Tommy Jackson (a black man) and police officer Tom Farley and "Eddie Collins, Pendergast precinct captain"; “Is Your Insurance Costing Too Much?” (p. 3), an article and portrait of Cliff Jones, "Chairman of the Committee Against Fake Claim Racket" in an article about fraudulent insurance claims in Kansas City; and “May We Present Otto P. Higgins” (p. 5), photo and biographical article about Otto Higgins, the 45-year-old director of the police department (replacing Eugene Reppert) and former "police reporter of the Kansas City Star," with description of his life and career as a native of Illinois coming to Kansas City before World War I and becoming a lawyer; also included in the newspaper are advertisements for local businesses and articles on fashion, finance, cooking, music, art, letters to the editor, and national and international news.

Date Created
Modern Location
113 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO
Street Name
Collection Title, Call or Box Number
MVSC F 051 F996 1935
Rights Statement

Images and texts may be reproduced without prior permission only for purposes of temporary use, private study, scholarship, or research. Those using these images and texts assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and privacy that may arise.

Digital Object Identifier