Pendergast Machine

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Letter from Charles Maguire of the Maguire Coal Company to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark. Maguire details his reasons for supporting Stark in the upcoming election and the shortcomings of his opponent.

Letter from Frederick R. Barkhurst to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 18, 1935. Barkhurst praises Mitchell for his stance against Thomas J. Pendergast and encourages Mitchell to run for the next governor of Missouri.

Letter from R. P. Spencer to Lloyd C. Stark noting Pendergast's decision to support Stark and discussing potential candidates for attorney general. He believes Franklin Miller would be a superior candidate to Roy McKittrick.

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.

Newspaper clipping of an article that describes Missouri Governor Guy Park's defense of the Kansas City Pendergast political machine in a recent speech.

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 Joseph Werby to candidate for Missouri governor, Lloyd Stark. Werby states his affiliation with Tom Pendergast and offers to create slogans and billboard advertising for Stark's campaign.

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier to Katherine W. Halterman in which he expresses his regret that Pendergast retracted his support for Lozier's U.S. Senate candidacy. He comments that, "the Missouri Democracy will not take Judge Truman's candidacy seriously," and believes that Jacob L. "Tuck" Milligan will win.

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Chas. W. Dickey regarding his correspondence with John Green and the positive reaction the Pendergast machine is hearing about Stark's candidacy.

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 Birt Keys of Kansas City to Missouri Governor Guy Park complaining about corruption, particularly in regard to old age pensions in the state.

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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