Correspondence

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From Walker C. Johnson to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing happiness at James Douglas winning the Missouri Supreme Court election, but describing further corruption to be eliminated in his county and WPA. He describes a WPA foreman that other workers call "Little Tom" passing out campaign information for Billings in advance of the election.

From W. W. McColgin to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. W. McColgin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking Stark for his work in opposition to the Pendergast machine. He is pleased that "we had a decent orderly election in Kansas City, and that is a great stride in the right direction," and writes of Pendergast, "one day Kansas City will rule out his name and call him dead."

From W. W. Filkin to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding voter intimidation at Kansas City elections. He writes that the "presence of the police of this city is no protection," and reports that in his experience as a Republican election judge, he was "insulted, cursed many times, ... threatened to be taken for a ride and finally the next morning was refused admittance behind the counter on which the registration books were lying."

From W. W. Filkin to Edgar Shook

Letter from W. W. Filkin to Edgar Shook suggesting that police protection at elections "has been nil in the past" and that National Guard forces might be in order to prevent voter intimidation. He reports that when he served as an election judge, he was "cursed" and "threatened."

From W. T. Foley to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. T. Foley to Governor Lloyd Stark describing an encounter with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department in which he was arrested at the city limit for speeding and had money taken by the officers.

From W. T. Elam to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting with concern that political candidates in northwest Missouri counties "are almost without exception afraid or hesitate to express theri attitude in regard to State issues because of their fear that there might be reprisals by the friends of the K.C. boss." Elam requests that "known and trusted" Stark supporters help to organize the camapaigns in the region.

From W. T. Elam to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Elam writes that he heard that he "had been classified in [Stark's] mind as a Pendergast follower." He denies this and states that he feels "that every good citizen should back you up in your stand against bossism."

From W. R. Reavis to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. R. Reavis to Lloyd C. Stark. Reavis writes that Pendergast's support is a good goal, but that he believes Stark's candidacy could still be successful without that endorsement. He writes that "to allow [the machine] to continue to dominate the party outstate is inviting disaster," and that "a smart man in the governor's chair could circumscribe their activities without alienating their support and cooperation."

From W. Myers to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from W. Myers to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining about Pendergast influence in the administration of state relief resources during the Depression. Myers requests that if Stark sends a reply, that he do so "by enclosing in a plain envelope."

From W. M. Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing Stark campaign issues, how appointments will be allotted through Missouri counties, and appointing members of the campaign's finance committee.

From W. M. Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing financial and organizational arrangements of Stark's gubernatorial campaign.

From W. M. Ledbetter to Lloyd Stark

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to candidate Lloyd Stark, advising him on upcoming campaign meetings across Missouri.