Pendergast Machine

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Letter to the Governor from Mrs. L. M. Fry describing corruption and injustices occuring at her husband's job.

Letter from Jesse Barrett to Raymond Brandt of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, advising him of a rumor he heard about Pendergast traveling East to assert the influence of his political machine.

Anonymous letter, signed "Taxpayer" which bitterly complains of the Governor's position and activity around pensions.

Letter from W. A. Berry to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing WPA graft with the Pendergast machine in Camden. He provides "a few names of the drunks gamblers and illiteratures here who have gotten positions here through Pendergast," including "W.P.A.

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing Stark campaign issues, how appointments will be allotted through Missouri counties, and appointing members of the campaign's finance committee.

Memo for the press containing a response from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to a report from the US Senate's Gillette Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures.

Letter from Mrs. L. M. Fry to Governor Lloyd C. Stark describing her and her husband's encounters with the Pendergast Machine and issues related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She writes that the mayor of Independence "is really a double crosser if there was one,"

Letter from W. B. Fahy of Monroe City, Missouri to gubernatorial candidate francis Wilson, describing the tactics of his opponent in Shelby County.

Letter from Clara S. MucCulley to Guy B. Park requesting work for a family member. She describes herself as having worked for Tom Pendergast but has been unable to speak with him due to his illness.

Letter from Gorge Black to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on a meeting he attended where Tom Pendergast told the crowd that Stark "cares little for old age pension" and mentioned that he had a candidate to be Missouri's next governor.

Letter from D. L. Owen to Lloyd Stark, assuring him that his support is strong in the county, despite their anti-Pendergast attitudes.

Letter from Hurd Martin to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding the alliances of Carroll County Democrats to the Pendergast machine. He reports that Earl Cheesman, county chairman, met with Tom Pendergast recently and pledged his support. Martin is concerned that Stark could inadvertantly appoint Pendergast loyalists to important positions.

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