"This Week in Kansas City Kansas" newsletter for the week of November 2-8, 1941. The publication lists entertainment at Fort Leavenworth, dances and sports for you and adults throughout the city, and art classes and music Works Progress Administration band performances. The listing was prepared by the Works Progress Administration Writers' Project and the Kansas Museum Project.
Report prepared by city planning consultants Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for the Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration in compiling and tabulating data, among other tasks. The report addresses appropriate development and physical improvements in relation to the size and location of the city's population, and notes that "citizens are leaving the older and more congested districts and moving to the outskirts -- often beyond the city limits," while those central areas remain vacate and deteriorating.
Press release on a report by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration on the occupation of workers on relief in Kansas City, Missouri. The report states that 16,000 "employable persons" were on relief in the city as of May, 1934, with the largest portion formerly employed in manufacturing, building, and construction, and describes the racial and gender breakdowns of the group. The report notes that only two percent of the workers on relief were professionals, and that many of those were musicians, actors, artists, and teachers.
Judgment in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Judge Albert L. Reeves' statement addresses the issue of whether certain payments are to be considered gifts, as the defendant claims, or compensation, which would be taxable, says that the deciding factor between the two is the intention of the parties involved, and suggests further inquiry into that question is required. Those payments were made by John J. Pryor, E. L. Schneider, and T. J.
U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan's opening statement in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Milligan notes that Murray filed tax returns in each of those years, for considerably less than his actual income, i.e. reporting net income of $3,500.85 in 1935, but actually receiving $14,576.88, and that he defrauded the government out of $6,577.29 in total over those five years.
Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A. funded position and provides the circumstances to both Truman and Williams. He also mentions to Truman that he believes he was dismissed for his support of the Pendergast organization (the "Goat" faction).
Letter from T. S. Clayton to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that the "local machine" in Licking are supporting Billings, as are the local WPA heads. Despite this, Clayon feels "sure Douglas will carry this county by a good majority" and "is doing all possible here to put Douglas over."
Letter from Mrs. A. P. Wolf to Lloyd C. Stark, expressing concern and disgust about Stark's ties to Pendergast. She writes that Stark "will be elected governor of Missouri with the help of the rottenest political machine that was ever built" and that Pendergast "seems to hold all relief in Missouri in the hollow of his hand."
Pamphlet written by Ewing Young Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce in Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's first term. He first responds to Harry Truman's statement to a reporter that "he never had sought the support of the Pendergast political organization in Missouri" and that the Pendergast machine was not involved in scandal until after he was elected to the Senate.