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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.

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.

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.

Letter from Russell C. Cravens to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for his work in cleaning up elections and the Kansas City police department.

Kansas City Police Department newsletter from October 1940, sent to "leading Kansas Citians." The newsletter describes programs to protect local children from traffic and "exhibitionists and moral lepers," to eliminate marijuana growing within the city limits, and police training.

Letter from John T. Harding to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing corruption in the city and county government, as well as the local police department. He tells Stark that until he enacts new laws, "Kansas City will be at the mercy of the Organization.

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.

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."

Telegram from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, regarding requests for National Guard protection to ensure voter safety at the upcoming election and asking for their opinions on the matter.

Letter from Lewis Goodson to Ralph Lozier hoping for Lozier's and Tom Pendergast's assistance in keeping his job.

Letter from John E. Robertson to Guy B. Park regarding violence and election fraud taking place at a March 6th primary election.

Letter from Olive Turner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark saying "it seems a shame that law abiding, tax-paying citizens have to get under cover and write to their Governor in order to live in this town." She expresses concerns about corruption, particularly at the state cosmetology board and the County Home for the Aged.

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