Future: Vol. I, No. 13


Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. This issue includes a supplemental section coming out against a proposed permanent registration bill they argue “will only saddle us with vote fraud conditions even worse than in the past,” and reporting past voter fraud. Other featured articles include: “He Must Have Worried Terribly” (pp. 1 & 8), photo and article about the alleged murder of Lloyd Billings by John Mangiaricina (a nightclub operator and Pendergast "machine worker") at Mangiaricina's "Silver Moon night club" at 15th and Cherry Streets on June 24, 1934; “Justice Week in Kansas City” (p. 3), a review of events in the Kansas City courts making "front-page news for Kansas Citians the last ten days," including (1) the death penalty for Walter McGee, "one of the kidnapers of Miss Mary McElroy, daughter of the city manager"; (2) five years of prison for Myron Fanning, "youthful policeman who ran amuck and killed a brother motorcycle officer"; and (3) acquittal of John Mangaricina for the alleged murderer of Lloyd Billings; and “May We Present Mrs. Marvin Gates” (p. 5), a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Marvin Gates, or Medill Gates, a Kansas City actress starting in the early 20th century as one of the original members of the Comedy Club (called the Kansas City Theater after World War I) and the Pretenders theater group "at Barstow's ever since 1922"; 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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113 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO
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MVSC F 051 F996 1935
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