Gossett, Alfred N.

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Sample Ballot for General Election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

Sample Ballot for General Election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. This Democratic ticket was issued by the Democratic County Committee.

H. F. McElroy, Albert I. Beach, and Kansas City Councilmen

Photograph with caption stating, "Kansas City's Councilmen, the city manager and the mayor, pose for a cameraman. Those in the rear row, left to right - C. Jasper Bell, Ira B. Burns, A. N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Clarence A. Burton, H. L. McCune and David B. Childs. Front row - H. F. McElroy, city manager, Albert I. Beach, mayor, and George L. Goldman. -Anderson Photo Co. Photo."

Future: Vol. I, No. 26

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about crime in Kansas City, the lack of accurate, trustworthy records about its frequency and location, and the city’s “inefficient, politically-controlled police department.” Other featured articles include: “Mister Welching” (p.

Future: Vol. I, No. 14

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the mismanagement and financing of garbage removal in Kansas City, rating the city the worst among its other cities of its size for annual garbage production, from statistics garnered by the Civil Research Institute. Other featured articles include: “Only a Bootlegger” (p. 2), biographical article about "Mr.

Future: Vol. I, No. 13

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. This issue includes a supplemental section coming out against a proposed permanent registration bill they argue “will only saddle us with vote fraud conditions even worse than in the past,” and reporting past voter fraud. Other featured articles include: “He Must Have Worried Terribly” (pp.

Future: Vol. I, No. 12

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today.

Future: Vol. I, No. 10

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, with a photo and brief history of the Kansas City Municipal Airport (later called the Downtown Airport) "between North Kansas City and Kansas City proper," dedicated in 1927 and opened in 1929 with four airlines and reorganization after "cancellation of government mail contracts" in 1934. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots of the Week” (p.

Democratic Ticket for 1934 Local Kansas City Election

Small card to be used by voters in the second district to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 27, 1934. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

Democratic Ticket for 1930 Local Kansas City Election

Small card to be used by voters to instruct them which candidates to vote for in the municipal election on Tuesday, March 25, 1930. The document was issued by the Jackson County Democratic Organization.

"The Ring Master"

Cartoon from the Kansas City Journal-Post before the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts Tom Pendergast as a ringleader in a circus with his assistant Cas Welch by his side. Their pockets are stuffed with local infrastructure contracts. Spectators to the circus include Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Charles H. Clark, Bryce B. Smith, Ruby D. Garrett, Elliott H. Jones, Byron Spencer, Frank M. Eviston, James B. Shoemaker, and Joseph B. Shannon.

"The Democratic Machine Makes a Clean Sweep..."

Cartoon from the Kansas City Star after the local election on March 25, 1930. The drawing depicts James P. Aylward driving a street sweeper with Bryce B. Smith, Henry F. McElroy, Alfred N. Gossett, Thomas J. Pendergast, Joseph B. Shannon, and Casimir J. Welch. The caption reads, "The Democratic Machine makes a clean sweep in our recent municipal election."