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Letter from attorney Alexander D. Saper regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.

Letter from J. Burns Gallagher regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Gallagher writes that, for the years he knew Higgins, "he bore a very good reputation," and believes him worthy of parole.

Letter from Eugene C. Trefz regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.

Letter from Dr. A. Sophian to James V. Bennett, director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, regarding Tom Pendergast, Inmate #55295.

Letter from Clay C. Rogers regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Rogers writes that "the good which flowed from [Higgins'] activities far overbalance any wrong which he committed," and alludes to Tom Pendergast serving a lighter sentence for a worse crime.

Letter from James H. Anderson regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L. Anderson writes of Higgins' commendations as a war correspondent, including "the personal commendation of our great General, John J.

Letter from attorney J. Frank Flynn regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.

Letter from Sol Sporn, president of Gelhaar Uniform Company, regarding the parole of Otto P. Higgins, Inmate #55996-L.

Lawrence Denton and His Seibrand Brothers Circus Orchestra Handbill

Handbill advertising Lawrence Denton and His Seibrand Bros. Circus Orchestra performing at Shine Hall. Admission is thirty-five cents and attendeees are instructed to "come for fun ... not to fight!"

Letter from Kansas City attorney Thomas Phillips to Thomas L. Evans, President of Crown Drug Company. Phillips writes in support of Dick Shanahan for a political appointment. He begins his recommendation mentioning that Shanahan has received an endorsement from James M. Pendergast.

Letter from Granville A. Richart to Sam M. Wear in which Richart thanks Wear for Wear's letter of congratulations regarding Richart's nomination. He comments that, "my candidacy was opposed by the political prostitutes, gamblers, the city administration and the Kansas City Star."

Grand Avenue During a Dust Storm

Dust Bowl period photograph of Grand Avenue from 10th Street in Kansas City during a dust storm at noon on March 21, 1935. This vantage point faces south-southwest on Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard) from just south of 10th Street. W. W. Kimball Pianos is pictured to the left at 1009 Grand Avenue.

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