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Resolution passed by "a body of Republicans and other patriotic citizens" repudiating First Ward Committeeman Ray Horton "because of his many acts in aiding and abetting the Lazia-McElroy-Pendergast machine," voter fraud, and demanding that Governor Guy Park take steps to clean up the Board of Election Commissioners in Kansas

Four page article subtitled "An Appeal to the Farm men and Women of Missouri," outlining William Hirth's focus on defeating the Pendergast political machine. Hirth was a democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, ultimately defeated by Lloyd Stark.

Letter from Albert K. Mitchell to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on August 27, 1940. Albert acknowledges receipt of information provided by Ewing concerning Pendergast support of Truman's senate reelection campaign. Albert also discusses U.S. Senator of New Mexico Carl Hatch and his support for the Pendergast Machine.

Letter from J. W. Emory to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the James M. Douglas and James V. Billings campaigns for Missouri Supreme Court in 1938. The Pendergast Machine supported Bilings; Emory is pledging his vote to Douglas and seeking advice for how to best organize support in Mississippi County.

Letter from Chas. W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark, writing with campaign advice and potential connections throughout the state. He also references clippings which appeared in the Lamar Daily Democrat and Springfield Leader, and mentions concerns with Pendergast involvement in WPA appointments.

Letter from Daniel Miller to Guy B. Park regarding his inability to find work due to an injury. He also writes that his wife and children have tuberculosis and they are in need of assistance, and that he has been unable to see Tom Pendergast due to Pendergast's own illness.

Letter from W. W. McColgin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking Stark for his work in opposition to the Pendergast machine.

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast in which Lozier once again thanks Pendergast for his endorsement in Lozier's reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He then praises Pendergast's Kansas City Democratic Organization and states that he is forever indebted to Pendergast.

Letter from Orville Chowning to Governor Lloyd C. Stark requesting campaign literature from the James Douglas campaign to counteract efforts for James Billings in Madison. He writes that a local Pendergast leader "has had Judge Billings on exhibition here. Don't think he made any too good an impression."

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.

Letter from Clyde Tuck to Jesse Barrett discussing Barrett's prospects if he should decide to run for Missouri Governor on the Republican ticket.

Letter from Mrs. L. M. Fry to Governor Lloyd C. Stark describing her and her husband's encounters with the Pendergast Machine and issues related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She writes that the mayor of Independence "is really a double crosser if there was one,"

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