Douglas, James

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Correspondence

Letter signed "A friend" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing specific incidents of fraud in the 1938 primary election.

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Correspondence

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the headquarters of James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court, asking them to look into whether Anna Watson of Marceline is working for the Billings campaign, as she said she was obligated to Tom Pendergast.

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Correspondence

Letter from J. N. Burroughs to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, commending Stark's opposition to "the corrupt elements in our party headed by the Pendergast machine," and believes he will receive support for Judge James Douglas's election to the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Correspondence

Letter from G. E. Happy to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting an overheard conversation in Richmond about Pendergast campaign activities, and offering to work for James Douglas's Missouri Supreme Court campaign, "and if not would be glad to distribute his literature in Richmond free of charges."

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Correspondence

Letter from Franklin J. Creagan to E. J. McMahon, supervisor at the Missouri Department of Liquor Control, reporting that James Douglas is gaining popularity in the state Supreme Court race in Pettis County, and that he is ahead in Morgan and Benton Counties. Creagan writes that Saline County is up for grabs, but that Douglas is gaining votes.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. W. L. Brandon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, in which Brandon resigns "as a member and as Vice-President of the Missouri State Board of Health, effective this date." He does so in protest of Stark's request for "a confidential report on those who are for Judge Douglas in your section; and also the names of leaders who are against him." He states that in addition to supporting Judge Billings, who is a personal friend, he considers Stark's request "to be both sinister and corrupt."

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Correspondence

Letter from R. F. Baynes to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the state of the Missouri Supreme Court race in New Madrid County. He writes that Prosecuting Attorney J. V. Conran supports Billings and that the Pendergast machine is providing support for Billings in the county. He also writes about state election law and what actions are permissible in campaigning.

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Correspondence

Letter from "Shack" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the state of the Missouri Supreme Court campaign in eastern Missouri, and stating there is ample support for James Douglas in Cape Girardeau County, for James Billings in Lewis County, and that Pemiscot and New Madrid Counties are undecided. Shack also reports that he is sure "that at least 90 percent of the vets in the state will be for Douglas."

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Correspondence

Letter from Edison Blagg to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on where alliances lie in the Douglas vs. Billings Supreme Court campaign in Nodaway County. He writes that county has "always been an anti-Pendergast county" though some local candidates have received machine support. Billings supporters include John Rush and Stanley Ferguson. Douglas "will have the support of the more stable type of Democrats here," including Judge M. E. Ford, T. G. Robinson, and Judge A. P. Kidder.

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Correspondence

Letter from Floyd C. Sperry, James Billings' campaign manager, addressed to "My dear Friend." Sperry writes that he has enclosed evidence that the Missouri State Board of Nurse Examiners and the State Board of Health are being coerced by Stark into support James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race.

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Correspondence

Letter from M. Ohern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing that the election for Missouri Supreme Court in Scott County will not be an honest vote as the election judges are Pendergast-allied. He notes that the man who controls the WPA jobs in the county will withhold work unless voters "play ball," and also elections in which "votes have been miscounted or thrown out."

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Correspondence

Letter from Judge Allen C. Southern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the Douglas vs. Billings campaign for Missouri Supreme Court and involvement by Tom Pendergast in the business of the Kansas City Journal-Post.

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