Pendergast Machine

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Letter from Martin J. (M. J.) Collins to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on April 2, 1934. Collins laments the victory of the Pendergast machine in the recent Kansas City local election. He also comments on national political matters concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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

Letter from Rich Correll to Governor Park referencing an attached editorial which excoriates the Kansas City Star for its supposed anti-Democratic leanings.

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd Stark regarding the appointment of Dr. Whitsell to run Stark's campaign in northwest Missouri.

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Lloyd C. Stark, congratulation Stark on receiving the endorsement of the Pendergast organization, and vowing to work "to see that you are elected by one of the greatest and highest figures of all time."

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 R. M. Livesay to Ralph F. Lozier in which Livesay suggests Lozier make a public statement as to his intentions for candidacy in Congress. He then discusses the Postermaster position in Versailles, Missouri.

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 James M. Pendergast to Guy B. Park recommending George McGillen for a position as guard at the penitentiary.

Political advertisement in the form of a letter to Missouri voters which characterizes Lloyd Stark as a corrupt affiliate of the Pendergast machine.

Letter from R. McD. Smith, Jr. to Lloyd C. Stark offering to write an article in support of Stark, and reporting positive sentiments about his campaign in Kansas City.

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.

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