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Letter from Lewis Goodson to Ralph Lozier hoping for Lozier's and Tom Pendergast's assistance in keeping his job.

April 1st 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Lewis Goodson. He informs Goodson that he has written to Judge Henry F. McElroy and James M. Pendergast in support of Goodson's continued employment on the Kansas City Police force.

April 8th 1932

Letter from Dave Morris of Nourse Oil Company to Ralph F. Lozier. Morris urges Lozier to oppose any legislation that would propose a revenue tax on gasoline or lubricating oils. He states that any additional tax would create an undue burden on the oil industry.

April 9th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Dave Morris of Nourse Oil Company in which Lozier affirms that he has voted against the oil tax. He then comments on Nourse Oil Company roadside advertisements claiming that "BUSINESS IS GOOD", despite Morris writing Lozier that the industry is hurting. Lozier claims that, "The Government has been doing business on a false basis for a number of years, spending money like a drunken sailor, and now has reached the pit of bankruptcy."

April 11th 1932

Letter from Dave Morris of Nourse Oil Company to Ralph F. Lozier. Morris clarifies his company's advertisement that "Business Is Good", saying that despite the hardship of the oil industry, "whatever business we can get, we consider good."

April 14th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to John T. Barker in which Lozier explains Thomas J. Pendergast's support of Lozier in his 1932 U.S. Representative campaign. He also informs Barker of a political effort in Missouri to divide Democrats from Kansas City with those of rural Missouri.

April 15th 1932

Letter from John T. Barker to Ralph F. Lozier in which Barker states that anyone that Thomas J. Pendergast supports will win the primary election in 1932. He then provides details on his predictions of election results.

April 20th 1932

Letter from Kansas City Chamber of Commerce President Conrad H. Mann to Ralph F. Lozier. Mann reproduces a telegram to be sent to the House Conference Committee on Appropriation Bill for State, Commerce and Labor. The telegram is in support of the continued existence of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce office in Kansas City.

May 2nd 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to W. E. Barton of Houston, Missouri in which Lozier offers his condolences that Barton did not receive Thomas J. Pendergast's support of Barton's reelection. However, Lozier believes that the election will favor those already in office.

July 27th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast in which Lozier once again thanks Pendergast for his endorsement in Lozier's reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He then praises Pendergast's Kansas City Democratic Organization and states that he is forever indebted to Pendergast.

July 28th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to C. E. O'Dell in which Lozier informs O'Dell that he can not send his recommendation of O'Dell to Thomas J. Pendergast. Instead, he suggests sending the recommendation for employment to Joseph B. Shannon or Pete Kelly.

September 16th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Clarence Cannon of Elsberry, Missouri. Lozier relates his political discussions with Thomas J. Pendergast, commenting on who might be adequate candidates for the following election.

October 15th 1932

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to S. J. Payne in which Lozier informs Payne that he should not send his recommendation of Payne to Thomas J. Pendergast, as it "would do no good and might do harm." Instead, he suggests procuring a recommendation from Mr. Fleming or Mr. Taaffe of Pendergast's organization.

November 23rd 1932
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.