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Program for a "Battle of the Champions" Walkathon Speed Derby at the Pla-More Amusement Center, produced by Sam Fox. King Brady, Hal Brown, Art Wolfe, and Marvin Hobaugh served as MCs. The program includes competitors, advertisements, rules and regulations for the competition, and pictures of other Pla-Mor events.

Date: 
April 9th 1940

Photograph of Edward "Eddie Spitz" Ochadsey behind his bar at the College Inn and presenting Himm Walker's De Luxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Photograph of the entrance to College Inn, including signs advertising the Drumboogie Cavaliers playing nightly, as well as floor shows and dancing.

Menu for Club Continental, owned by Sam Morris and Eddie Spitz, including cocktails, wines, and other drink options.

Souvenir photograph from the College Inn, showing Marjorie Wright, Johnnie Wright, Ruth Wright, Gerry Kenney, Clarence Kenney, Beulah Koonse, and Eddie Spitz and Vearl Osadchey.

Cocktail menu and listing of packaged liquors available for sale at The Pink Elephant, "Kansas City's Most Beautiful Cocktail Room," located at the Hotel Stats on 12th Street. The cover notes that for patron protection, "every bottle of liquor in this hotel is registered and carries a permanent number."

Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

Photograph of the staff of the College Inn on 12th Street.

Photograph of an unidentified band onstage at the College Inn on 12th Street.

Photograph of the street view of College Inn on 12th Street. The marquee is advertising Harlan Leonard's Orchestra.

Architectural image of the interior of the Pla-Mor Ballroom created by Charles A. Smith of Kansas City, Missouri.

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