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Statement by a rival of Lloyd Stark in the 1936 Democratic primary for governor. The writer states "when I entered the gubernatorial contest my only hope was that I might help to arouse the people of our State against the infamy of the Pendergast machine," and was concerned about Stark's endorsement by the Pendergast machine.

Letter from Sophia Tritts to Mr. Hargis regarding church charity in the Kansas City area.

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.

Letter from William Ledbetter to W. L. Bouchard discussing financial and organizational arrangements of Stark's gubernatorial campaign.

From Charles F. Williams to James Douglas

Letter from Charles F. Williams to Judge James Douglas, discussing his candidacy for Clay County Sheriff in 1936 and how he "could not overcome the effect of outside interference" of the Pendergast organization and their desire "to control gambling and liquor in [Clay] county with the result there seemed to be no limit to their financial strength against me." Williams reports that "the organization in Kansas City" is working against the Douglas Supreme Court campaign, but that he believes Douglas will still win the campaign "because right is right and always wins in the end."

Letter from Edgar Shook to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. in which Shook speaks highly of Russell F. Greiner and Leland Hazard as anti-Pendergast activists in Kansas City, Missouri.

Anonymous letter alerting Governor Stark to potential voter fraud in the Kansas City election.

Letter from H. C. Kemper to Lloyd C. Stark congratulating him on the success he is having on achieving the Democratic nomination for governor, and offering his help in north and central Missouri.

Letter from W. B. Fahy of Monroe City, Missouri to gubernatorial candidate francis Wilson, describing the tactics of his opponent in Shelby County.

Letter from F. X. Teasdale to gubernatorial candidate Lloyd Stark, describing his talking points to explaining Stark's endorsement by Tom Pendergast.

Letter from Mrs. A. P. Wolf to Lloyd C. Stark, expressing concern and disgust about Stark's ties to Pendergast.

Letter from Clyde Tuck to Jesse Barrett discussing Barrett's prospects if he should decide to run for Missouri Governor on the Republican ticket.

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