Future: Vol. I, No. 10


Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, with a photo and brief history of the Kansas City Municipal Airport (later called the Downtown Airport) "between North Kansas City and Kansas City proper," dedicated in 1927 and opened in 1929 with four airlines and reorganization after "cancellation of government mail contracts" in 1934. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots of the Week” (p. 1), with quips including “An iron box in old Convention Hall contains letters written by locally prominent people of 1899 to their successors of 2001. Let's see, that ought to be along about the tail-end of the reign of Pendergast the Third”; “First Ward to Ward Parkway” (pp. 3 & 4), photo and description of the new Jackson County Courthouse and plans for two more "Pendergast Pyramids"--a municipal auditorium and city hall, all constructed with Tom Pendergast's Ready Mixed Concrete company--in an article about the Pendergast machine's rule starting in the First Ward in the late 1800s and running to the present with Boss Tom's mansion on Ward Parkway; and “May We Present Isaac Katz” (p. 5), photo and biographical article about Isaac Katz, "owner of a newly purchased cigar and confectionery store at the corner of 12th and McGee" in 1917, changing it to the Katz Drug Store that year due to a business law of the Herbert Hoover administration and including a description of his life and career, emigrating to Kansas City from Poland and called "the David Belasco of the retail drug business"; also included in the newspaper are advertisements for local businesses and articles on fashion, finance, cooking, music, art, letters to the editor, and national and international news.

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113 East 31st Street
Kansas City, MO
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MVSC F 051 F996 1935
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