Douglas, James

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From Floyd L. Sperry to "Friend"

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.

From F. M. Stamps to Robert Holliway

Letter from F. M. Stamps to Robert Holliday, requesting to be put in touch with the Judge James Douglas campaign. Stamps is concerned about the lack of Douglas supporters working in Cass County. Per Stamps, "there are a lot of Patronage Jobs here and it seems to me all these should be be at work for their own interest by lining up with the Stark forces, yet they are not."

From Edison Blagg to Lloyd C. Stark

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.

From E. R. Holland to Lloyd C. Stark

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.

From Chas. P. Johnson to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Chas. P. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing voter registration, Stark's proposed investigation into the Public Works Administration, clean elections, and the support he is organizing for Judge James Douglas. He is particularly concerned about the lack of rigor in cleaning up voter registrations in St. Louis, and the lack of public confidence that their votes will be secret.

From Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark

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.

From Cecil F. Holman to Lloyd C. Stark

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.

From C. M. Kackley to Lloyd C. Stark

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 ...

From Burns Strader to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Burns Strader to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the upcoming Missouri Supreme Court primary. He writes that "the elections have been characterized by deliberate violation of the law governing elections," and offers suggestions for cleaning up the process.

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

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