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].
Letter from Lloyd Stark to T. H. Cutler asking for an appointment for the brother of Mary Miller, an instrumental figure in in the passage of a Road Bond Issue in Kansas City.
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.
Letter from Governor Park to Tom Pendergast, asking him to read the list of Highway Department employess and identify each person's political affiliation.
Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast, asking him to investigate the political affiliations of State Highway employees.
Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park's Executive Clerk to James M. Pendergast accompanying a list of all Kansas City-based state employees.
Letter from Guy Park to Tom Pendergast inquiring about his earlier request to have him check the political affiliations of State Highway Department employees.
Letter from S. A. Killian to Joe Kenton describing his activities on behalf of Harry Truman's senatorial campaign.
Letter from Arthur Nelson, vice-chairman of the Missouri State Highway Department, to Lloyd C. Stark, prior to Stark's election as governor, noting with pleasure that Stark appears to have gained Tom Pendergast's support in his run for governor, and assuring him that "no matter who the republicans nominate you are going to get a large republican vote."
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."
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.
Letter from Charles Matthews to Claude Lambert asserting that Lloyd Stark will not be beholden to Tom Pendergast's interests, regardless of garnering his endorsement. This letter is a near replica of SHSMO-C0004-F08113-0001.
The full text of a speech given by Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark over radio at St. Louis station KSD on August 3, 1936 from 8:45-9 p.m.
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.
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."
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.
Memo from Chairman Hunter L. Gary and Chief Engineer C. W. Brown of the Missouri State Highway Commission instructing Highway Department employees that they are not required to make any contributions to any political party and requests that political conversations be avoided. The memo asserts that "your job does not depend upon your suppor of any person or political party, but upon your ability to perform the work whcih you are expected to do."
This letter provides an update to Lloyd Stark on the status of support for his gubernatorial campaign in Missouri.