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Letter signed "Who Knows" to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing Louis Stigall, Chief Counsel of the Highway Department, reporting that he has allegiances to Pendergast. Per the letter, Stigall "has always claimed his appointment came from T. J. Pendergast and that he was closely connected with him for years," and the writer describes Still as "an enemy in your camp" who is "snooping around gathering information to relay to Pendergast."

Date: 
May 20th 1938

Letter from Harold E. Brawley to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing corruption in the Missouri Works Progress Administration and State Highway Department in Reynolds County. Brawley writes that he "lost today's work on the State Highway because [he] said yesterday 'Our Gov. is right, for Judge Douglas is the proper man for the place,'" as well as other similar incidents.

Date: 
June 17th 1938

Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."

Date: 
1935

Letter to Claude Lambert asserting that gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark is not beholden or affiliated to the Kansas City political machine, and making complimentary remarks about Matthew S. Murray and Henry McElroy.

Date: 
March 16th 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.

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July 4th 1936

Letter from Charles U. Becker to Guy B. Park vouching for H. W. Hershberger with the State Highway Department. Becker asserts that Hershberger did not speak against Tom Pendergast during a recent campaign and thus should not be fired.

Date: 
June 4th 1933

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The last page is titled "Pendergast Gang is Strictly 'Business'" [this portion could not be scanned due to adhesive].

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1932
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.