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"This Week in Kansas City Kansas" newsletter for the week of November 2-8, 1941. The publication lists entertainment at Fort Leavenworth, dances and sports for you and adults throughout the city, and art classes and music Works Progress Administration band performances.

Report prepared by city planning consultants Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for the Kansas City, Kansas City Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration in compiling and tabulating data, among other tasks.

Press release on a report by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration on the occupation of workers on relief in Kansas City, Missouri.

Judgment in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Judge Albert L.

U.S. Attorney Maurice M. Milligan's opening statement in Criminal Case No. 14652: United States vs. Matthew S. Murray, defendant. Milligan notes that Murray filed tax returns in each of those years, for considerably less than his actual income, i.e.

Letter from Kansas City resident Edwin A. Ferguson to Senator Harry S. Truman in which Ferguson attaches a letter he sent the same day to Howard Williams, Director of the W.P.A. in Kansas City, Missouri. Ferguson explains that he has been unjustly dismissed from his W.P.A.

Letter from Robert W. Tomlinson of St. Joseph, Missouri to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, thanking him for the work he's done against the Pendergast Machine and encouraging him to continue, as well as requesting that Attorney General Roy McKittrick investgate corruption with the WPA program in St. Joseph.

Four page article subtitled "An Appeal to the Farm men and Women of Missouri," outlining William Hirth's focus on defeating the Pendergast political machine. Hirth was a democratic candidate for Missouri Governor, ultimately defeated by Lloyd Stark.

Letter from R. F. Baynes to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, discussing the state of the Missouri Supreme Court race in New Madrid County. He writes that Prosecuting Attorney J. V. Conran supports Billings and that the Pendergast machine is providing support for Billings in the county.

Letter from G. H. Smart to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting suspicious hiring practices in the Works Progress Administration in Clair and Henry Counties, saying that he was "laid off becasue [he] didn't vote to suit the Pendergast bunch" while others who were unqualified received jobs.

Letter from Charles D. Osborne to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark in which the author makes a recommendation for a recipient of WPA funds and discusses American Legion members' support of his candidacy.

Letter updating Ralph Wiley WPA-related irregularities in her home town of Crane, Missouri involving Young Democratic Club members.