Douglas, James

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd V. Harmon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the impact of Stark's visit to Marceline. He writes that support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race has increased, though Catholic voters support James Billings.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Garrett E. Spitzer to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on Judge James Douglas' win in the Missouri Supreme Court election, but writes that "while it may sound the death knell of Boss Pendergast, ... I wish to say that Pendergast is not dead by any manner of means. He has only received a severe slap."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, regarding Greene County support for Judge James M. Douglas for the Missouri Supreme Court. He indicates that Pendergast forces, including Fred Canfil, "who has long been the contact man between the Pendergast organization in Kansas City and the Little Tammany forces in Greene County," had been in Springfield organizing support against Douglas.

Genre: 
Leaflets

Draft campaign materials for the James Douglas for Supreme Court campaign, including a statement written by Governor Lloyd C. Stark asserting that "the same political boss and the organization he dominates ... are trying to extend their sinister influence to our Supreme Court."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from C. M. Kackley to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing that it has only been a few years since "many poor devil and women have been consigned to the cold gray walls of prison for doing ...

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Cecil F. Holman to Governor Lloyd Stark, writing that he and his family didn't vote for Stark in 1936 due to his Pendergast support, but wish to make up for that by working for the election of Judge James Douglas to the Missouri Supreme Court. He also provides information about Kansas City Democratic leaders including Colonel Frederick Whitten.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Horace Merritt to Governor Lloyd Stark, discussing opposition to Stark for his mission to clean up "old age pension lists" and how that is effecting support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court campaign, as well as other campaign related issues. Merritt writes that he does not believe Stark "thought for a minute that the Security Commission would remove helpless and worthy pensioners."

From Charles F. Williams to James Douglas
Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles F. Williams to Judge James Douglas, discussing his candidacy for Clay County Sheriff in 1936 and how he "could not overcome the effect of outside interference" of the Pendergast organization and their desire "to control gambling and liquor in [Clay] county with the result there seemed to be no limit to their financial strength against me." Williams reports that "the organization in Kansas City" is working against the Douglas Supreme Court campaign, but that he believes Douglas will still win the campaign "because right is right and always wins in the end."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from W. G. Lynch to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that while the August 2 election was cleaner than in the past, corruption still remains and that "liquor interests must be curbed and license laws enforced." Lynch also congratulations Stark on James Douglas's win in the Supreme Court vote, and writes that "the boss thrives on prestige and privilege... You have deflated him considerably. He is no longer unbeatable."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William E. Fessant to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the obstacles he has encountered in obtaining work through the WPA due to his opposition for Pendergast and support for James Douglas. He believes his work, six hours a day at Wallace State Park, "is because the Pendergast gang wanted me where I could do the least amount of electioneering for Judge Douglas."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from E. R. Holland to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, regarding Dr. W. L. Brandon's alleged statement that "two carloads of Douglas supporters couldn't be found in all Southeast Missouri." Holland reports that there are in fact numerous Douglas supporters in the town of Kennett and the county at large.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Ruth Vawter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Vawter writes regarding Mrs. Marie S. Barnhill, former Area Supervisor of Women's Work for the WPA in Webster County. Barnhill's successor "is making her brags that she can deliver Saline County in the palm of her hand to the Organization for Judge Billings," and Vawter suggests that Barnhill, who is not currently allied to either Supreme Court candidate, could support Douglas "should [Stark] be able to help her."

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