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Letter from Roy Glidewell asking governor Stark to acknowledge his previous letter and indicate a timeline for appointing a vacant judgeship.

Date: 
July 8th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell continuing the theme of the previous day's letter, outlining what he would do if appointed to the 21st Circuit Court Judgeship.

Date: 
June 28th 1938

Letter from Roy E. Glidewell to Governor Lloyd Stark formally asking to be appointed to the vacant 21st Circuit Court judgeship.

Date: 
June 27th 1938

Letter from a former timekeeper on a Missouri WPA project, describing the corruption in place regarding the awarding of jobs. Gov. Lloyd Stark is CC-ed on the letter.

Date: 
July 3rd 1939

Press release containing the test of a statement given by William Hirth, publisher of the Missouri Farmer and president of the Missouri Farmers' Association, regarding the state Democratic convention. Hirth reports that the recent "convention in St. Louis was the most shameful gathering of its kind in the history of Missouri," and describes animosity between Clark-Pendergast forces and Governor Lloyd C. Stark.

Date: 
April 21st 1940

Letter from L. B. Jones to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Missouri State School employees are forced to donate a percentage of their wages to Pendergast's candidate James Billings in his campaign against James M. Douglas for Missouri Supreme Court. Jones writes that "if the board here investigates how our vote was cast ... we will lose our job as a consequence."

Date: 
July 3rd 1938

Letter from M. J. Sannebeck to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing losing his job for not supporting Pendergast and vowing to support James Douglas in the election for Missouri Supreme Court.

Date: 
July 11th 1938

Letter from Carl G. Ryder to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for his work looking into Machine influence, pleding his vote for James M. Douglas, and expressing belief that public support for Pendergast is waning: "Inclined to believe 'Tom's' sun is slowly setting."

Date: 
July 24th 1938

Letter from Amos E. Alexander to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, professing support for James M. Douglas, but expressing concern for the number of Pendergast appointees in state offices and the poor administration of pensions to retirees, reporting "one old fellow over eighty one years old draws only ten dollars a month."

Date: 
May 20th 1938

Letter from E. B. DeShon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing James M. Douglas winning the Democratic Primary for the Missouri Supreme Court race, and pledging assistance in the fall election.

Date: 
August 1938

Letter from Thomas M. Chinn to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, who says he is "for Mr Douglass tooth &toe nail," and thanking Stark for his work toward having a clean government and describing Pendergast men campaigning for James Billings for the upcoming Missouri Supreme Court primary.

Date: 
July 27th 1938

Letter from W. H. Waggoner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing suspicious activity from the courts regarding eligible voter records, and his prediction that Judge James M. Douglas will perform well in elections outside of the Kansas City area.

Date: 
July 29th 1938

Letter from Mrs. Anice McKinley, secretary of the Hickory County Democratic Committee, to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing local support in Hickory County for James Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court primary, and noting that all WPA jobs and nearly all political appointees were filled with Pendergast men.

Date: 
July 23rd 1938

Letter from Edna Wilhoit to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining about corrupt elections, and connections between election judges, WPA workers, and the Pendergast machine.

Date: 
July 29th 1938

Letter from Frank A. Brannock to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing Tom Pendergast as the Democratic party's "worst enemy" and describes increased support for James Douglas in Stoddard County for the Missouri Supreme Court primary. Brannock reports that they "are" carrying the fight on Bossism clear down the line, even to the little local Pendergast would be bosses in [Stoddard] County."

Date: 
July 28th 1938

Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing advertisements distributed around Kansas City to discredit James M. Douglas and promote Pendergast machine positions, and that "cards are being circulated by persons drawing big salaries from the State Liquor Dep."

Date: 
July 26th 1938

Letter from Howard Steel to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on James Douglas's success in the Missouri Supreme Court Democratic primary, and describing corruption in the Works Progress Administration.

Date: 
August 4th 1938

Letter from Howard Steel to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating him on James Douglas's success in the Missouri Supreme Court Democratic primary, and suggesting the next major battle in Missouri reform is cleaning up influence in the WPA.

Date: 
August 4th 1938

Anonymous letter to Governor Stark complaining of voter fraud in Kansas City.

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

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