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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

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."

Date: 
July 6th 1938

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."

Date: 
November 23rd 1935

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

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.

Date: 
May 5th 1933

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.

Date: 
March 16th 1936

This letter provides an update to Lloyd Stark on the status of support for his gubernatorial campaign in Missouri.

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.

Date: 
August 3rd 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

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 Governor Park to Tom Pendergast, asking him to read the list of Highway Department employess and identify each person's political affiliation.

Date: 
February 22nd 1934

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast, asking him to investigate the political affiliations of State Highway employees.

Date: 
February 15th 1934

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park's Executive Clerk to James M. Pendergast accompanying a list of all Kansas City-based state employees.

Date: 
February 2nd 1934

Letter from Guy Park to Tom Pendergast inquiring about his earlier request to have him check the political affiliations of State Highway Department employees.

Date: 
March 2nd 1934

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

Letter from S. A. Killian to Joe Kenton describing his activities on behalf of Harry Truman's senatorial campaign.

Date: 
July 15th 1934
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
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