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Political Machines (6)
Pendergast, Tom (6)
City Government (3)
Election Frauds (2)
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April/22/1939 (1)
January/12/1935 (1)
June/17/1939 (1)
May/30/1936 (1)
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. Anniversary Anniversary April 20, 1940 Article about the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the fall of "the city's machine dictatorship," with a chronology of events in April 1939 starting with the resignation of city manager Henry McElroy...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. Recall Unfaithful Officials Recall Unfaithful Officials June/17/1939 Article about the "investigations of grand juries, of the Forward Kansas City Committee and of the beginning of the audits of the city and county governments reveal[ing] incompetence and neglect in government...

6. 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,...