Future: Vol. I, No. 14


Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, about the mismanagement and financing of garbage removal in Kansas City, rating the city the worst among its other cities of its size for annual garbage production, from statistics garnered by the Civil Research Institute. Other featured articles include: “Only a Bootlegger” (p. 2), biographical article about "Mr. Joe," a 60-year-old bootlegger, "a power in the Kansas City North Side neighborhood in which he lives," coming to Kansas City at the age of 18 from his native Sicily and becoming a street paver connected with John Lazia; “New Hall—And those Cruel Federal Men” (p. 3), about the soon-to-open new Municipal Auditorium and its federal funding; “May We Present Sig Harzfeld” (p. 5), a photo and biographical article about Siegmund Harzfeld, a clothing store owner and former "President of Kansas City's first Symphony Orchestra," arriving here in 1890 from Chicago; also included in the newspaper are advertisements for local businesses and articles on fashion, finance, cooking, music, art, 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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