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February 261938 (1)
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May/6/1939 (1)
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1. A 13-Year Nightmare Ends A 13-Year Nightmare Ends May/6/1939 Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...

2. Kansas City Presents "a Challenge to Missouri" [headline article] Kansas City Presents "a Challenge to Missouri" [headline article] January/12/1935 Illustrated caricature and multiple articles including the "cover story," a reprint from the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch about an investigative report on the threats of Kansas City organized crime to the...

3. Machine Defends "Night Life" Machine Defends "Night Life" February 26, 1938 Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...

4. The Public Indicts the Machine The Public Indicts the Machine April/22/1939 Essay listing several of the criminal practices found out about the Pendergast machine in the wake of Tom Pendergast's prison sentencing in 1939, including violations of the city charter, election frauds,...