Pendergast Machine

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Anonymous letter to Governor Lloyd Stark thanking him for his efforts at taking down the St. Louis and Kansas City political machines.

Letter from Sheriff B. R. Williams to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulating Stark on his endorsement by Pendergast and other Kansas City Democrats.

Letter from J. B. Moran to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing increased tax assessments being used as punishment for anti-Machine actions, and city work being used for a reward for pro-Pendergast actions.

Letter from Joseph N. Breitenstein to George A. S. Robertson, superintendent at the Missouri Department of Insurance. Breitenstein writes to report on the state of the Missouri Supreme Court campaign in Lawrence, Barry, Stone, and Christian Counties.

Letter from Missouri Senator Francis Wilson to W. T. Carrington, describing his attitude toward campaigning, party loyalty and Missouri political machines.

Anonymous letter implicating the Kansas City Police Department in voting irregularities and that state control of the department is what enabled fairer elections.

Letter from Jack Stapleton to Tom Pendergast praising Lloyd Stark's candidacy for governor and congratulating the organization for endorsing him. He references an enclosed article.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. H. Easley discussing Stark's gubernatorial campaign. He writes that he understands "that the Kansas City organization will support the strongest candidates, and if that is true,... we should have their support."

Letter from F. H. Norris to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing his experience with WPA employement being tied to Pendergast support, as is election board membership. He reports "a man from K.C.

Letter from C. J. Hitchcock to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 22, 1934. Hitchcock praises Mitchell for his public attack on Thomas J. Pendergast and discusses unemployment among trained railroad men.

Letter alerting the Governor to the illegal activities of Roy Fulton, president of the union democratic club in Kansas City and operator of a brewery.

Letter from Jim Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending Fred Deuchler for a job in the state highway department.

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