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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. 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...

3. Our Big Cities Are Perils to the Republic Our Big Cities Are Perils to the Republic May/30/1936 Essay on the "peril" presented to the general American public by "the character of the government of most large American cities" such as Kansas City with its Pendergast machine (not specifically mentioning...

4. Registration and Election in the North Side Registration and Election in the North Side November/19/1932 Essay against the voting registration fraud carried out in the "North Side," or Downtown, voting precincts.

5. 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,...