Information provided by Prosecuting Attorney W. W. Graves for Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Graves charges Gadwood with the murder of Lee Flacy on May 27, 1934. The alleged murder occured "during a city election in Kansas City at a restuarant located at 5824 Swope Parkway, two doors from the polling place for the 25th precinct of the 16th ward." [Taken from a Opinion from the Supreme Court of Missouri.] Gadwood was the "rabbit" faction ward leader and Flacy was a "goat" faction precinct captain.
Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Gadwood and his associates murdered Lee Flacy at this location. This vantage point faces west towards the rear of the cafe.
Photograph of a cafe/delicatessen at 5824 Swope Parkway, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Gadwood and his associates murdered Lee Flacy at this location. This vantage point faces east towards the entrance of the cafe.
Photograph of a wrecked Chrysler sedan, taken in connection with Criminal Case No. 34750: State of Missouri vs. John Gadwood. Gadwood and his associates used this and two other cars to travel to the cafe/delicatessen where he murdered Lee Flacy. After Flacy was shot, he returned fire on his assailants as they began to flee the scene in this car. The sedan received further damage after it struck an object in an attempt to escape.
Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13646: United States vs. Ellis Buck, Sam Brenner, Viola Doss, Louise Davis, Ruth Tucker, and Frances M. Eaton, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 15th Precinct of the 12th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.
Letter from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier in which Lue updates Ralph on Thomas J. Pendergast's response to Ralph's letter. Lue relates the list of people Pendergast is currently willing to support for the 1934 U.S. Senate campaign. Lue then provides insight on the current intentions and patronage of those people, and offers advise of Ralph's next actions.
Confidental memorandum regarding Pendergast machine activities. The memo mentions patronage from the current governor, internal feuds, the State Highway Department, and advises allying Jim Aylward because "[Tom Pendergast] is slipping [and] Young Jim incompetent."
Letter from William Hirth to Ralph F. Lozier. Hirth speculates that if James P. Aylward enters the U.S. Senatorial race, Hulen will not announce and Aylward would have the support of the Kansas City and St. Louis Democratic Organizations.
Telegram from Charles M. Howell to Ralph F. Lozier. Howell responds to Lozier's inquiry as to how to contact T. J. Pendergast concerning Lozier's candidacy for U.S. Senate. Howell suggests that Lozier telephones him.
Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Thomas J. Pendergast. Lozier most politely reminds Pendergast that in the event Charles M. Howell did not run for Senate, Pendergast said that he would support Lozier in his campaign for the Senate.
Telegram from Lue C. Lozier to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Lue informs Ralph that Harry S. Truman will become a candidate for U.S. Senate now that James P. Aylward renounced his intention to run. He says that Truman's alliances are unknown.