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Booneville Daily News editorial expressing concern that voter fraud will be a problem in the upcoming gubernatorial election. The editorial reports that in a second ward precinct, "Kansas City Star reporters investigating registration irregularities yesterday could not find or account for 131 names at addresses shown on the precinct verification list to be the homes of 236 voters."

Letter from Lloyd Stark to Arthur Foster thanking him for sending the attached newspaper clipping about William Hirth, Stark's opponent in the race for governor.

Date: 
June 4th 1936

Four page article subtitled "An Appeal to the Farm men and Women of Missouri," outlining William Hirth's focus on defeating the Pendergast political machine. Hirth was a democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, ultimately defeated by Lloyd Stark.

Date: 
July 4th 1936

Newspaper article reporting on a speech given by Frederick E. Whitten in which he rails against the corruption of the Pendergast organization.

Date: 
July 27th 1939

Political cartoon and statement criticizing Lloyd Stark, Democratic candidate for Missouri Governor over the party's alleged theft of pension funds.

Date: 
1936

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Date: 
March 18th 1938

Clipping entitled "Candle Light in Booths" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Some of the election booths in Kansas City, Kas., were so dark, surrounded as they were with canvas, that candles were installed to enable voters to see the names of the candidates they were voting for. Mrs. Marie Griggs, 512 Minnesota avenue, here is shown casting her ballot by candle light in a booth at the city hall. -Journal-Post Photo."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post from May 20, 1936 showing attendees of the "Cradle of Missouri Democracy" rally in Fayette, Missouri. Pictured are Lloyd C. Stark, Katherine Stark, James P. Aylward, James M. Pendergast, John C. Stapel, W. L. Bouchard, Gil P. Bourk, and Max Asotsky.

Date: 
May 20th 1936

Clipping entitled "Landon Family Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing John Landon, Alf Landon, and Theo Cobb Landon voting on General Election Day. The caption states, "Governor and Mrs. Landon voted Tuesday in their home precinct in Independence, Kas. Left to right are John Landon, the governor’s father; Mrs. Landon, Governor Landon, and an election clerk. —Acme."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Casts Absentee Ballot" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Mae Meehan of Denver (above) prepared her absentee ballot in the office of the election commissioners in the courthouse Tuesday. It was forwarded to Denver. She voted the Democratic ticket."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Chilly Election Day" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Party workers of the nineteenth precinct of the Eighth ward are shown around a wood fire at 6011 Oak street, which they found necessary to build to keep warm while pursuing their duties on election day. They are (left to right) George Fischback, 5937 Holmes street; Mrs. Ethel Wilcox, 709 East Sixtieth street; Kenneth Prater, 4340 Warwick boulevard, and Owen L.

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Large Ballot Unwieldy" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Mrs. Sally Hughes, 5600 Tracy avenue, is shown here struggling with the general election ballot, almost as large as a tablecloth, in the poll of the twenty-first precinct of the Fifteenth ward at Fifty-fifth street and Troost avenue. E. A.

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Candidate Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Pal E. Bush, candidate for reelection as clerk of the district court of Wyandotte county, Kas, a Democrat, cast his vote in the basement of the city hall, Kansas City, Kas. He is shown here depositing: his ballot. —Journal-Post Photo."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Cast Votes Early" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Voters in the twenty-fifth precinct of the Fourth ward were out early Tuesday morning at the polls. The photo shows some of them at 1604 East Thirty-first street at 6:15 a. m. casting their ballots. -Journal-Post Photo."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing photographs of Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. Pictured are Pal E. Bush, Sally Hughes, George Fischback, Ethel Wilcox, Kenneth Prater, Owen L. Gilchrist, Marie Griggs, Mae Meehan, John Landon, Alf Landon, Theo Cobb Landon, and Darius A. Brown.

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Voters Stand in Line" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "The extremely heavy early vote Tuesday morning caused voters to stand in line awaiting their turn at many polling places over the city. Above is the line at the thirty-third precinct of the Eighth ward at 115 West Gregory boulevard. Many voters had to wait in line more than half an hour for their turns. —Journal-Post Photo."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937 showing drawings and photographs from the 1936 Election Vote Fraud Trial. Included are depictions of the courtroom, evidence, and corridor outside of the courtroom. Vincent J. Doherty (Chief Deputy Election Commissioner), Fred M. Bellemere (Chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners), and Maurice M. Milligan (U.S. District Attorney).

Date: 
February 16th 1937

Clipping entitled "Workers and Voters" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is an early morning scene in Tuesday’s election at the voting place of the nineteenth precinct of the Seventh ward, showing challengers, voters, judges and clerks. The voting place is in the Bartleston apartments, 410 West Forty-seventh street."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled "Court Order Votes" from the Kansas City Journal-Post on November 3, 1936 showing Kansas Citians voting at various polling locations on General Election Day. The caption states, "Above is a scene in the circuit court room of Judge Darius A. Brown Tuesday where many unregistered persons made application for court orders to permit them to vote. By the time Judge Brown, shown in the high-backed chair in the center background, recessed for lunch, he had granted 149 vote orders."

Date: 
November 3rd 1936

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

Date: 
February 16th 1937

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