Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, reporting with concern that political candidates in northwest Missouri counties "are almost without exception afraid or hesitate to express theri attitude in regard to State issues because of their fear that there might be reprisals by the friends of the K.C. boss." Elam requests that "known and trusted" Stark supporters help to organize the camapaigns in the region.
Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to Governor Lloyd C. Stark. Elam writes that he heard that he "had been classified in [Stark's] mind as a Pendergast follower." He denies this and states that he feels "that every good citizen should back you up in your stand against bossism."
Letter from Dr. W. T. Elam to W. M. Marsh, discussing the alliances and influence of a "Dr. P." Elam clarifies that Dr. P's "loyalty will definitely be on the side of the Governor" but that "he and Dr. Bourke were both under obligation to Mr. P[endergast] for his endorsement."