Democratic Party

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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.

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Correspondence

Letter from H.T. Williams to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, regarding a statement made by Pendergast and thanking Stark for his work toward an "honest ballot." Williams also approves "of the way [Stark] had dealt with the state insurance controversy."

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Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast, including copies of letters to Senator Wilson and mentioning the upcoming Chicago Democratic Convention.

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Correspondence

Letter signed "Executive Secretary" to Hon. Drew Pearson, regarding the Missouri delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The letter says that, despite the efforts of the "anti-Roosevelt forces, headed by Missouri's Senior Senator" Bennett Clark and the Pendergast machine, the Missouri delegation to the convention "will be guided ... by a strongly worded resolution praising President Roosevelt's leadership," favored by Governor Stark.

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Correspondence

Letter from Frank E Mitchell to Lloyd C. Stark reporting on support for Stark's candidacy from Saline County and elsewhere in the state. He suggests that Stark would win the St. Louis and out-state vote if he is opposed by the Pendergast machine.

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Correspondence

Letter from Dr. J. P. Alle to Guy B. Park regarding a desired appointment as a physical at the Boonville Reformatory.

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Correspondence

Letter from A. G. Blakey to Guy B. Park about current displeasure with the Democratic Party and the Pendergast machine.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Press release from democratic Headquarters which quotes extensively from gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark. Content largely counters the argument that Stark is beholden to the Pendergast political machine.

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Leaflets

Statement by William Hirth, publisher of The Missouri Farmer, discussing the recent Missouri Supreme Court primary election. He describes it as "the greatest blow ever struck for decent government in the history of Missouri" and demonstrating "that when the people finally tire of political bossism they can and will arise in their might, and smite it hip and thigh."

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Miscellaneous Documents

Memoradum discussing plans for Lloyd Stark's gubernatorial campaign. It notes the importance of announcing the Pendergast endorsement quickly and openly "to prevent, as far as possible, a 'reconsideration' later." It also discusses plans for establishing Stark-for-Governor clubs throughout the state, establishing patronage, finance and executive committees, and how to deal with the likely anti-Pendergast movement.

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Correspondence

Letter from Clarence Cannon to Lloyd Stark, recounting a speech by his Republican opponent, Jesse Barrett. The text discusses corruption under the Pendergast Machine and throughout the state, including insurance and pension fraud.

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Correspondence

Letter from R. F. Baynes to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the state of the Missouri Supreme Court race in New Madrid County. He writes that Prosecuting Attorney J. V. Conran supports Billings and that the Pendergast machine is providing support for Billings in the county. He also writes about state election law and what actions are permissible in campaigning.

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