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Political Machines (8)
Pendergast, Tom (4)
City Government (4)
Organized Crime (4)
Elections (2)
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Magazine Article (8)

Date
April/12/1948 (1)
April/15/1940 (1)
April/17/1939 (1)
February/25/1946 (1)
January/30/1939 (1)
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1. Kansas City Cleanup Kansas City Cleanup April/15/1940 Article about the elections encouraged by Mayor Gage spurring on the removal of the Pendergast machine.

2. Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor Kansas City Sin: New Drive on Boss Pendergast Started by Missouri Governor January/9/1939 Article about the history of campaigns to stop vice-type crime in Kansas City, highlighting the lastest by Governor Lloyd Stark against the vice propagated by the Pendergast machine, especially Downtown....

3. Perspective--Blood, Ballots and Boodle Perspective--Blood, Ballots and Boodle April/12/1948 Article congratulating the "outstanding job of machine smashing" in Kansas City by Maurice M. Milligan. Also his account told in his book about the political corruption of the Pendergast Machine all the...

4. Perspective--No Red Herring Perspective--No Red Herring May//1950 Article about the continuation of political corruption in Kansas City, facilitated by Pendergast sympathizer President Truman, and in spite of efforts of investigator Maurice M. Milligan.

5. Perspective: Reform in Truman's Town Perspective: Reform in Truman's Town February/25/1946 Article about the resurgent efforts of the former Pendergast machine to return to power in the upcoming city elections, with speculations on President Truman's influence.

6. Tom Pendergast: Boss of Kansas City Ages, and Turn of Fortune Changes Tom Pendergast: Boss of Kansas City Ages, and Turn of Fortune Changes March/21/1938 History of the still-ruling political machine and its illegal activities under Tom Pendergast, with photos, including Pendergast and his concrete plant and liquor distributorship.

7. Tom's Trouble Tom's Trouble April/17/1939 Report of the indictment of Boss Pendergast for income tax evasion and its consequences on organized crime in the city.

8. Unbossed Judge Unbossed Judge January/30/1939 Article about the efforts to stop vice in the city by Pendergast machine opponent Judge Southern, with raids on gambling houses and brothels.