Ray, S. J. (Silvey)

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From Ellison A. Neel to I. N. Watson and Herman Langworthy

Letter from Ellison A. Neel to Mr. I. N. Watson and Mr. Herman Langworthy with strategy suggestions for a 1938 election. Among his suggestions are organized responses to opponents' statements and positions, having the Kansas City Star compile relevant editorial cartoons on one page so they can easily be passed around, and to convince prominent citizens to sign a particular statement.

"This Modern Age"

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "This Modern Age" (18th Amendment resubmission), no date. The drawing depicts the Missouri Republican Party casting off their shroud of 18th Amendment endorsement jumping into a pool of "resubmission". Source: Vivian Fredericks.

"The Non Partisan Employment Emporium for Democrats"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Democrats eating around the "Water Main Job Counter" while Tom Pendergast says, "Those without letters from Democratic precinct captains eat at the second table, maybe." Those waiting to say "When do we eat?"

"The Kibitzer Has a Laugh, 'What More Do They Want?'"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 15, 1931 showing Tom Pendergast, Joe Shannon, and Cas Welch enjoying Home Rule of the Kansas City Police Department while trading police action figures. The onlooking "Kibitzer" references a pseudonymous City Hall inside source for the Kansas City Star in the early 1930s.

"Somehow I Don't Feel Too Hopeful"

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "Somehow I Don't Feel Too Hopeful", no date. The drawing shows depictions of "ghost votes" and "protected crime" looking at a depiction of "election and police board appointments". Source: Vivian Fredericks.

"Red-D-Mix Joy Ride"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 23, 1931 showing three men (presumably Tom Pendergast, Cas Welch, and Joe Shannon) taking a joy ride while a young boy holds a sign stating, "We have no money for playground supervision."

"Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire"

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire", no date. The drawing shows a depiction of "little business" falling out of the frying pan of New Deal economics and into the fire of "priorities and allocations". Source: Vivian Fredericks.

"Meet the New Chief"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on March 16, 1932 showing the Kansas City Police Department saluting Henry F. McElroy.

"It Sometimes Looks Like We Hadn't Come Very Far"

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "It Sometimes Looks Like We Hadn't Come Very Far", no date. The drawing shows depictions of gangsters, "disregard for law", kidnappers, crime, murder, and racketeers abuse civilization as prehistoric life watches. Source: Vivian Fredericks.

"How About the Next Step?"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on June 12, 1931 showing corruption holding back "Municipal Building Progress" and "Municipal Government Progress" in Kansas City.

"But Will Country Bookkeeping Cover Up the Deficit?"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on April 25, 1931 showing Henry F. McElroy trying to account for a $200,000 deficit by April 30th while two countrymen in the background keep warm by a fire. One of them says, "He sure kin figger."

"Armistice Day, or Just Nov 11"

Editorial cartoon by S. J. Ray entitled "Armistice Day, or Just Nov 11", no date. The drawing depicts "Nov 11" as a cluster of bombs falling toward an anthropomorphic Earth as it takes cover in a bomb shelter. Source: Vivian Fredericks.