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This picture of the Country Club Plaza was taken looking northwest on 47th Street between Wornall Road and Central Street.

Date: 
1929

The certificate of incorporation for defunct Democratic Kansas City newspaper, the Kansas City American. This document was issued by Charles U. Becker, the secretary of state for the state of Missouri.

Date: 
October 31st 1929

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin and His Pla-Mor Orchestra standing outside of the Pla-Mor Ballroom on the sidewalk; caption reads: Yours for dance satisfaction / Chic Scoggin's Pla-Mor Ball Room Orchestra. Back of postcard has written correpondence to the Pla-Mor Ballroom manager (Sam) from Roger Leahy, postmarked from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, December 30, 1929.

Date: 
1929

Publicity photo of Chic Scoggin, Pla-Mor Orchestra director, standing and holding a conducting baton.

Date: 
1929

Trusty Prisoner's Agreement of Manny Akers, Inmate #30817, in which Akers signs a contract allowing special rights and responsibilities within the penitentiary. Akers was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of attempting to influence jurors.

Date: 
January 2nd 1929

Fingerprints and physical description of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Inmate #31989, which includes information on personal habits, background, and detailed physical descriptions and measurements. DeMayo was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after a conviction of conspiracy to violate Prohibition law.

Date: 
March 15th 1929

Prison Record of Tony Casciola, Inmate #34626, which includes personal and family information as well as sentencing and arrest dates. Casciola was sentenced to time in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the Prohibition Act.

Date: 
December 14th 1929

The indictment for Criminal Case No. 9176: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Sam Tripi, and John F. Lyhne, defendants. The defendants are charged with the manufacture, transportation, and sale alcohol in violation of the National Prohibition Act. These and other crimes are detailed within.

Date: 
March 7th 1929

Letter from James A. Reed to James M. Pendergast regarding a Mr. Jones attempting to be placed in a job for Matthew Murray.

Date: 
July 1st 1929

Soup line at the northeast corner of 6th and Delaware, in Kansas City, Missouri. From: Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Date: 
January 19th 1929

Front page of El Torreon News, Vol. 2, No. 20, Saturday, February 9, 1929. This issue advertises a Valentine Party on Thursday, February 14 and a Mystery Trunk Dance on Saturday, February 16. The El Torreon Ballroom was located at the southeast corner of 31st Street and Gillham Road (now Gillham Plaza). Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
February 9th 1929

Advertisement in the El Torreon News for Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, starting Thursday, September 5, 1929. Source: Cliff Haliburton.

Date: 
1929

Writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum in Criminal Case No. 2214: United States vs. James Akers, alias Arthur Louis, JohnThomas, Earl D. Heisler, and Roy C. Brown, defendants, requesting that Jim "Manny" Akers be delivered from the Leavenworth Penitentiary to appear in court to receive sentencing.

Date: 
July 8th 1929

Commitment of Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo in the trial of Criminal Case No. 8046: United States vs. Frank "Chee Chee" DeMayo, Robert Carnahan and B. E. Rector, defendants. The document notes that DeMayo was found guilty of Prohibition Act violations, and sentenced to serve two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. DeMayo was delivered to the warden of the penitentiary on May 3, 1929.

Date: 
April 4th 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9207: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document reports that Joe DiGiovanna was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve four months at the Lafayette County Jail in Lexington, Missouri.

Date: 
September 18th 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9384: United States vs. Sam Pallino and Joseph DiGiovanna, defendants. The document reports that Joe DiGiovanna was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to a fine of $400.00 and to remain in Lafayette County Jail until the fine is paid or until his sentence from Case No. 9207 is served.

Date: 
September 18th 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Tony Casciola was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Casciola was delivered to the superintendent of the reformatory on November 17, 1929.

Date: 
November 2nd 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Angelo Distassio was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one year and one day in the United States Industrial Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio. Distassio was delivered to the superintendent of the reformatory on November 19, 1929.

Date: 
October 29th 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Gaston Van Ross was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Van Ross was delivered to the Jackson County jailer on July 27, 1929, due to the Clay County jail being under investigation at the time.

Date: 
July 27th 1929

Commitment in Criminal Case No. 9518: United States vs. Tony Casciola, Ellis Titus Buice, Angelo Distassio, and Gaston Van Ross, defendants. The document reports that Ellis Titus Buice was charged with violating the Prohibition Act, and sentenced to serve one month at the Clay County Jail in Liberty, Missouri. Buice was delivered to the Jackson County jailer on July 27, 1929, due to the Clay County jail being under investigation at the time.

Date: 
July 27th 1929

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