Kansas City Police Department

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From J. R. Morgan to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. R. Morgan to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding Stark's work cleaning up Kansas City and its police department. He describes Captain Dougherty at Station #4 as "crooked as any man that ever walked the face of the earth."

From Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols

Letter from Harry S. Truman to J. C. Nichols. Truman states that it would not be prudent for the federal government to interfere with Kansas City labor issues. Instead, he suggests contacting the Director of Police in Kansas City.

From Harley Ferguson to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Harley Ferguson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing the open gambling in Kansas City during the 1930s and hoping to shut it down. He expresses particular concern that gambling establishments are open on Sundays and open to women, and says they "operate without fear."

From H. V. Shirts to Guy Park

Letter from H. V. Shirts to Governor Guy B. Park urging him to take action against perpetrators of election fraud in recent Kansas City primaries.

From George E. Kimball to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from George E. Kimball to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in public service. Kimball identifies himself as "a former judge of the Jackson County Court, a former City Comtroller of Kansas City, and a Republican candidate for Mayor of Kansas in 1930." He writes to recommend Fred H. Carlson as trustworthy, "clean in his private life as well as his public service," and "highly in favor of taking the police department out of the hands of the corrupt political machine here in Kansas City."

From Fred C. Reynolds to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Fred C. Reynolds, former election judge and policeman, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, suggesting that state troopers be used to protect the upcoming elections, because "I do not think the police can handle it."

From C. B. L. Solze to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter dictated for a telegram from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Colonel Otto P. Higgins, Kansas City Director of Police, regarding the requests he has received for National Guard protection for the upcoming election, and asking for his opinion of the matter.

From Bessie Peppard to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Bessie Peppard, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing local women in her political organization being threatened by city employees.

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter signed "A friend" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about local crime, and describes two men named Jim Monzo and Joe Deluco as "in the racket here of narcotics and want me to get in the racket with them."

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter signed "A booster" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about the lack of law enforcement anticipated at the March 29 election and requesting the presence of National Guard troops to aid in election security and safety. He thinks that would provide "a source of Security to the election workers & would have a bearing on the way lots of citizens would vote."

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter signed "A Kansas Citian" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, requesting assistance in ensuring honest elections in Kansas City by protecting voters, judges, and clerks.

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Charles E. Ellis, one of Kansas City's 12th Ward election judges, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, concerned about threatened violence against poll workers who don't obey the Pendergast machine in upcoming elections, and requesting military protection due to distrust in the police. He reports that when he acted as an election judge, that he "was forcibly ejected by two North End Ruffians" when he didn't obey a Democratic precinct captain.