Billings, James V.

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From Rosa Reed to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Mrs. Rosa Reed to Governor Lloyd Stark, reporting that a man in her area was spotted tearing down Douglas posters and replacing them with Billings posters. She also writes that local WPA workers are being coerced into supporting Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court election.

From R. F. Baynes to Lloyd C. 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. He also writes about state election law and what actions are permissible in campaigning.

From R. Emmet O'Malley to Egbert Miller

Letter from R. Emmet O'Malley to Egbert Miller, urging Miller to vote for James Billings in the Missouri Supreme Court race and writing that "Governor Stark richly deserves your censure."

From Olive Turner to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Olive Turner to Governor Lloyd C. Stark saying "it seems a shame that law abiding, tax-paying citizens have to get under cover and write to their Governor in order to live in this town." She expresses concerns about corruption, particularly at the state cosmetology board and the County Home for the Aged.

From Mrs. N. L. Dwinnett to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Mrs. N. L. Dwinnett to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, describing a threat she received suggesting she would lose her pension unless she voted for James Billings for Missouri Supreme Court. She pledges her support to Stark and James Douglas.

From Mrs. James L. Owens to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Mrs. James L. Owens to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that an employee at the St. Clair Secretary of State's office was passing out literature for James Billings' Missouri Supreme Court campaign. Owens thinks that "a good evening out in the office of secretary of state would be a good thing."

From M. Ohern to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from M. Ohern to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, writing that the election for Missouri Supreme Court in Scott County will not be an honest vote as the election judges are Pendergast-allied. He notes that the man who controls the WPA jobs in the county will withhold work unless voters "play ball," and also elections in which "votes have been miscounted or thrown out."

From Lloyd V. Harmon to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from Lloyd V. Harmon to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting on the impact of Stark's visit to Marceline. He writes that support for James Douglas in the Missouri Supreme Court race has increased, though Catholic voters support James Billings.

From Jos. N. Breitenstein to Geo. A. S. Robertson

Letter from Joseph N. Breitenstein to George A. S. Robertson, superintendent at the Missouri Department of Insurance. Breitenstein writes to report on the state of the Missouri Supreme Court campaign in Lawrence, Barry, Stone, and Christian Counties. He writes that "Kansas City Boys" have been active in those areas and are "paid employees of T.J.," as well as his own campaign activities in those counties.

From John T. Harding to L. H. Forman

Letter from John T. Harding to L. H. Forman, discussing anti-Clark/Douglas circulars being "thrown into the river" in St. Louis.

From J. T. Pinnell to Lloyd C. Stark

Letter from J. T. Pinnell to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Democratic county officials in southwest Missouri are under Pendergast machine control and that the "office holders have Mr. Billings' picture set up in their offices." Pinnell writes that he believes that there are many "decent, patriotic men and women" who are not allied with Pendergast, "but the trouble is that they are not organized at all, and consequently, will not be able to make their force felt." He also describes machine influence with relief organizations in the region.

From J. T. Pinnell to J. D. James

Letter from J. T. Pinnel to the Governor's Secretary, J. D. James regarding a speech given by the Governor in Pineville, Missouri the previous day, as well as the distribution of Billings campaign materials.