Douglas, James

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Edison Blagg to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on where alliances lie in the Douglas vs. Billings Supreme Court campaign in Nodaway County. He writes that county has "always been an anti-Pendergast county" though some local candidates have received machine support. Billings supporters include John Rush and Stanley Ferguson. Douglas "will have the support of the more stable type of Democrats here," including Judge M. E. Ford, T. G. Robinson, and Judge A. P. Kidder.

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Correspondence

Letter from Floyd C. Sperry, James Billings' campaign manager, addressed to "My dear Friend." Sperry writes that he has enclosed evidence that the Missouri State Board of Nurse Examiners and the State Board of Health are being coerced by Stark into support James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race.

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Correspondence

Letter from M. Ohern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing that the election for Missouri Supreme Court in Scott County will not be an honest vote as the election judges are Pendergast-allied. He notes that the man who controls the WPA jobs in the county will withhold work unless voters "play ball," and also elections in which "votes have been miscounted or thrown out."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Judge Allen C. Southern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the Douglas vs. Billings campaign for Missouri Supreme Court and involvement by Tom Pendergast in the business of the Kansas City Journal-Post.

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Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. Rosa Reed to Governor Lloyd Stark, reporting that a man in her area was spotted tearing down Douglas posters and replacing them with Billings posters. She also writes that local WPA workers are being coerced into supporting Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court election.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from James H. White to Lloyd C. Stark, in which Stark asks if he might make speeches in support of Judge James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court and offers information about the campaign support with Kansas City Democrats. White writes that he has "been unemployed for more than two and one half years at this time," and suggests the reason is related to machine control.

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Correspondence

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to the headquarters of James Douglas' campaign for Missouri Supreme Court, asking them to look into whether Anna Watson of Marceline is working for the Billings campaign, as she said she was obligated to Tom Pendergast.

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Miscellaneous Documents

The Footman newsletter, containing an article by William Hirth for Missouri Ruralist entitled "Hirth Supports Judge Douglas," a recap of a meeting of the Democratic Equal Rights Club. The paper endorses James V. Billings for Missouri Supreme Court.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Lloyd V. Harmon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the impact of Stark's visit to Marceline. He writes that support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race has increased, though Catholic voters support James Billings.

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Correspondence

Letter from Garrett E. Spitzer to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on Judge James Douglas' win in the Missouri Supreme Court election, but writes that "while it may sound the death knell of Boss Pendergast, ... I wish to say that Pendergast is not dead by any manner of means. He has only received a severe slap."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, regarding Greene County support for Judge James M. Douglas for the Missouri Supreme Court. He indicates that Pendergast forces, including Fred Canfil, "who has long been the contact man between the Pendergast organization in Kansas City and the Little Tammany forces in Greene County," had been in Springfield organizing support against Douglas.

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Leaflets

Draft campaign materials for the James Douglas for Supreme Court campaign, including a statement written by Governor Lloyd C. Stark asserting that "the same political boss and the organization he dominates ... are trying to extend their sinister influence to our Supreme Court."

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