Pendergast Machine

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Telegram from Charles M. Hay to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, on the issue of Jim Aylward for state Democratic Party chairman. He writes "in my opinion it would be grievous mistake for you to consent to Ayleward [sic] or any other Pendergast afficiliate [sic] for state chairman."

Letter from Ralph F. Lozier, Jr. to his father Ralph F. Lozier. Ralph, Jr. informs Ralph, Sr. of the death of W. D. Penny and suggests that he announces his Senate campaign without the support of T. J. Pendergast. Thus, Charles M. Howell will drop out of his campaign, leaving Pendergast to support Ralph, Sr.

Response letter from Governor Guy Park of Missouri to Vina Montgomery, defending the work of the Democratic political machine in Kansas City.

Letter from W. M. Ledbetter to Lloyd Stark advising him not to get involved in accusations of voting irregularities in the recent Missouri statewide election.

Letter from Earl Sinclair to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, complaining that there is no secret ballot, and that when "we voted at the last primary the official unfolded my wife's ballot in the presence of both of us." He also reports Pendergast influence with WPA jobs.

Letter from Charles D. Osborne to Lloyd C. Stark providing information on various individuals throughout the state, and stating that he believes Pendergast endorses good men. He is also concerned about drinking around the Capitol.

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.

Letter from Bennett C. Clark to James A. Reed in which he discusses a recent meeting with James A. Farley. In this meeting, Farley had asked if it was okay for Thomas J. Pendergast to control Kansas City appointments.

Letter from David M. Proctor to Jesse Barrett discussing the Republican factions in Kansas City, particularly those who are aligned with the Pendergast Machine.

Letter from Joseph Werby to Lloyd Stark asking for a meeting about creating a slogan and signage for Stark's campaign for Missouri Governor.

Letter from Jackson C. Stanton to Governor Lloyd Stark, discussing Tom's ascension to head the Pendergast family and lauding Stark for his work against the Pendergast machine.

Letter from Charles W. Dickey to Lloyd C. Stark, noting that Stark is well regarded for not soliciting the Pendergast endorsement as much as other candidates, but that having that endorsement would likely ensure him the nomination. He also writes that Stark has support in Wright and Texas counties.

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