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Future: Vol. I, No. 12

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today.

Future: Vol. I, No. 11

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, discussing the difficulty of accessing city records for citizens or reporters. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots” (p. 1), with quick items that include Nell Donnelly Reed having been rated fourth in a list of the most prominent business women in the country; “Seven Eleven” (p.

Future: Vol. I, No. 10

Issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes an article, continued on page 8, with a photo and brief history of the Kansas City Municipal Airport (later called the Downtown Airport) "between North Kansas City and Kansas City proper," dedicated in 1927 and opened in 1929 with four airlines and reorganization after "cancellation of government mail contracts" in 1934. Other featured articles include: “Snapshots of the Week” (p.

Future: Vol. I, No. 1

First issue of the anti-corruption, Kansas City-based newspaper, Future: The Newsweekly for Today. The front page includes a statement on the newspaper's objective, maintaining that the newspaper is not against any certain political party or vice, but that it is simply for "good government". Featured articles include: “Council Passes Cab Ordinance” (pp. 2 & 4) discussing councilman Frank H. Backstrom’s reaction to the ordinance and detailing other ordinances appropriating bond funds.; "Adult Education--A Fine Work" (pp.

From William Ragland to Francis Wilson

Letter from Judge William Ragland to Senator Francis Wilson of Missouri discussing upcoming re-election bids and the support of the Pendergast regime.

From William P. Harvey to Lloyd Stark

Letter from William P. Harvey to Missouri gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, describing the situation with Missouri pensions and voting irregularities as they pertain to the campaign.

From William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing coverage of Stark's candidacy in the Louisiana Press-Journal and his support by Pendergast and Bennett Clark.

From William Ledbetter to Lloyd Stark

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.

From William Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from William M. Ledbetter to Lloyd C. Stark discussing the logistics of the upcoming campaign, including how much time Stark will spend at his home in Louisiana, the upcoming Missouri Press Association meeting and American Royal, and gossip about other potential candidates including William Hirth.

From William Igoe to Lloyd Stark

Letter from William Igoe to Lloyd Stark about Bernard Dickmann's candidacy for St. Louis mayor .

From William Hirth to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from William Hirth to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the prospect of Colonel Whitten as U.S. District Attorney and the candidacy of Maurice Milligan for Senate. Hirth writes that Whitten "is not only a man of outstanding ability, ... but from the long fight he has made against the machine in Kansas City, I think he is richly entitled to" the office.

From William Hirth to Jesse Barrett

A brief letter and accompanying newspaper article from William Hirth to Jesse Bennett. The article concerns Missouri Governor Lloyd Stark's activities in opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.