Future: Vol. I, No. 16


Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes a photo and article, continued on page 8, about the business of Peter Lapetina, "funeral director at 536 Campbell" Street, connected with an associate at General Hospital Number One in a racket of charging all of its deceased's family members for rights to their corpses. Other featured articles include: “Laws and the Hawg” (p. 2), about an ordinance prohibiting the sale of restaurant and hotel trash to be used as hog feed; “So as Not to Forget the Forgotten” (p. 3), about the Amalgamated Association targeting poor Kansas Citians to spend money on games of chance; and “May We Present Albert N. Doerschuk” (p. 5), a photo and article about Albert Doerschuk, operator of a small drug store "[o]n the southwest corner of Westport and Pennsylvania Avenues" and former owner of the Harris House Hotel, coming to Kansas City about 1890 from Ohio; 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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