Pendergast Machine

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From J. R. Smith to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. R. Smith to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing frustration with a 1938 election. Smith also describes having had 70 head of cattle stolen and having abandoned his farm as a result.

From J. R. Morgan to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. R. Morgan to Governor Lloyd C. Stark regarding Stark's work cleaning up Kansas City and its police department. He describes Captain Dougherty at Station #4 as "crooked as any man that ever walked the face of the earth."

From J. O. L. Goggin to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. O. L. Goggin to Lloyd C. Stark encouraging Stark to run for governor. He writes that "now is the time to make up your mind so that the 'powers' in the party can be rounded up and properly organized."

From J. N. Burroughs to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. N. Burroughs to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, commending Stark's opposition to "the corrupt elements in our party headed by the Pendergast machine," and believes he will receive support for Judge James Douglas's election to the Missouri Supreme Court.

From J. L. Milligan to Guy B. Park

Letter from Jacob L. Milligan to Guy B. Park discussing political "back-biting" in Missouri surrounding the funeral of Francis Wilson.

From J. H. Easley to Tom Pendergast

Letter from J. H. Easley to Tom Pendergast, encouraging him to support Lloyd Stark for Missouri governor. He reports that "in Laclede County, and the immediate section around it, there is considerable favorable sentiment for Col. Lloyd Stark," and that "no one else seems to have any following."

From J. E. Turner to Francis M. Wilson

Letter from J. E. Turner of Kansas City to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Francis M. Wilson, offering his assistance and inviting him on a hunting trip.

From J. E. Connor to Guy B. Park

Letter from J. E. Connor to Guy B. Park regarding his application for a job and the endorsements he has and is seeking from Pendergast and others.

From J. B. Moran to Lloyd C. Stark

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. Moran says that the county "raised the valuation on my home in the sum of $550 as a penalty for my having signed a petition for recall election." The letter also references a suit to remove W. W. Graves, Jr. from office as Jackson County prosecutor.

From J. B. Crow to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. B. Crow to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, stating his initial suspicion of Stark as a Pendergast candidate, but upon discovering his middle name was Crow, "said if you had the same blood in you that all the Crows that I knew that you was your own man." He also describes the influence of the Pendergast machine in Plattsburg.

From J. A. Hemphill to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. A. Hemphill to Major Lloyd C. Stark, prior to his election as governor of Missouri. Hemphill writes in support of Stark's candidacy and his endorsement by the Pendergast machine, and says that he has "great faith in a business man who has carried on a big business in a clean and upright manner, free from clever unfair practice."

From Inghram D. Hook to Ellison Neel

Letter from Inghram D. Hook to Ellison A. Neel regarding Neel's "forthright statement" in the Kansas City Star regarding the upcoming election. Hook writes that "the machine ... is on its way out."