Jackson County Historical Society

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"Kansas City's New Deal, The Citizens' Fusion Ticket"

Pamphlet that states the political stance of the anti-Pendergast Citizens' Fusion Ticket in Kansas City and provides biographies for their candidates. These figures include: Thos. Leslie Johnson, John R. Suddarth, Alex S. Rankin, Frank H. Backstrom, Carll V. Kretsinger, William H. Wilson, Claude A. Ferguson, Dr. Arthur H. Wells, Frederick E. Whitten, Colonel D. S. Adams, and A. Ross Hill.

"Joe Shannon Turns Over the Reins to the New 'Rabbit' Boss"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on February 1, 1931 showing Joe Shannon turning over the reins to a rabbit drawn carriage of the "Rabbit Faction" to Peter J. Kelly. Dr. L. C. "Doc" Johnson is shown walking away in the background.

"'Jimmy' Finds Pinch-Hitting for 'Uncle Tom' No Easy Assignment"

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal-Post on June 11, 1931 showing a photograph of James M. Pendergast. The accompanying article states that "Jimmy" has been busy meeting people seeking jobs while Tom Pendergast is on vacation in Europe.

"Invincible Army of Kansas City Democrats..."

Clipping entitled "Invincible Army of Kansas City Democrats Parade at State Convention - A Great Demonstration" from the Missouri Democrat on April 1, 1932 showing highlights from the Democratic State Convention on March 28th in St. Louis, Missouri. The Missouri Democrat shows its bias in this clipping as a Pendergast-controlled newspaper.

"In Line Waiting to See Tom"

Clipping from an article on Tom Pendergast entitled "Portrait of 'The Boss'" in the Kansas City Star on February 28, 1932. This drawing depicts people in line to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast for employment or other favors.

"How About the Next Step?"

Clipping from the Kansas City Star on June 12, 1931 showing corruption holding back "Municipal Building Progress" and "Municipal Government Progress" in Kansas City.

"Frankness, Sincerity and Loyalty to his Friends Make Tom Pendergast Popular Democratic Leader of City and State"

Clipping from the Kansas City Daily Democrat on June 18, 1931 showing Thomas J. Pendergast and his wife Carolyn E. Pendergast before their vacation to Europe. The Kansas City Daily Democrat shows its bias as a Pendergast-controlled newspaper in the title and caption of this clipping.

"For Roosevelt and 'The New Deal'"

Clipping from the Pendergast-controlled newspaper the Missouri Democrat on November 2, 1934. This excerpt provides biographies for their list of preferred local, state, and national candidates for the upcoming election.

"Employes of 'Commerce Family' Forget Finances for Annual Outing"

Clipping from the Kansas City Post on June 21, 1936 describing W. T. Kemper, Sr.'s annual picnic for employees of Commerce Trust Company and associated banks. The article lists the activities, including a recognition of employment anniversaries, "bathing beauty" contest, hog calling contest, and a picnic.

"Department of Justice Investigates Padded Registration in Kansas City"

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The Republican ticket for Missouri is included on page 3.

"Democratic State Committee Bows to 'The Boss' Who Demanded Judge Park"

Unknown Republican publication without volume or issue identification with excerpts from several St. Louis newspapers about the corrupting influence of Tom Pendergast in Kansas City, including the accusation that he chose the Democratic nominee for Governor. Crimes committed by Johnny Lazia and others are also described. The last page is titled "Pendergast Gang is Strictly 'Business'" [this portion could not be scanned due to adhesive].

"Check in Controversy and Speakers at G.O.P. Meet"

Clipping from the Kansas City Journal on April 4, 1924 showing the cancelled check for $5,000 from Kelly-Dennis Company to T. J. Pendergast. Also pictured are Mrs. Harvey W. Harris (left) who presented the check to W. B. Brown (right).