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Henry R Luce
171 Voters Are Registered from the Fox Hotel
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and list of voters registered from there.
1934 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the 1934 election frauds and murders.
1936 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the 1936 election frauds.
1946 Election Frauds
Collection of clippings about the election frauds of 1946.
A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940
Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...
A Political Boss Talks about His Job
Candid interview with Tom Pendergast with several quotes and insights into the Pendergast machine.
Can It Happen Here?
Comparison of city government corruption between Kansas City and Cincinnati, the more "rotten" one at the time being Kansas City.
Cheese Joins the Gang
Photo and biographical article about Charley Casciola, or Cheese Casciola, a "hoodlum machine election 'worker'" acquitted of involvement in "the bloody election day murders March 27, 1934."
Cities: Kansas City Dynamite
Article about the robbery of the Jackson County Courthouse on 12th Street, supposedly of voting nominations, by James Michael Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast.
Citizens v. Boss: Citizens Win
History of the extreme turnaround in organization of Kansas City's government, from 1931 when $10 million of $32 million in bond improvements were "utilized illegally for private gain," to 1954 with Kansas...
Citizens' Election Committee in Action
Story of political corruption involving Democratic party officials at the polls and threatening phone calls following a police interaction.
Col. Whitten to Discuss Vote Fraud, Friday
Public speech and discussion announcement to be presented by Colonel Whitten on "Vote Fraud--A Thing of the Past?"
Election Day Murders
Numerous articles following the Election Day Murders involving election fraud and intimidation of voters by gangsters.
Election Frauds at Close Range
Former mayor "Beardsley's experience with election crooks in Kansas City."
Federal Court Convicts 41 Election Crooks
Convictions and indictments of persons involved in the "election outrages of Nov. 3, 1936," by a federal grand jury.
Fox Hotel Still "Foxy"
Illustration of the Fox Hotel and discussion about the "padded" number of voters registered from there, increased from 171 to 259 from the previous year.
Good Prospects for Permanent Registration
Essay on the favorable chances of the approval of permanent registration, a more efficient and honest voting registration system.
How Many Fraudulent Voters?
Quest to determine miscount of voters.
Investigation of Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce Part 4-A: Missouri
Testimonies of James Pendergast and Thomas Lacoco, respectively, about ballot theft, gambling money, the Gargotta and Binaggio murders, and other organized crime activities related to the Pendergast machine....
Kansas City House Cleaning
Origins of the federal investigation of political corruption by Judges Albert L. Reeves and Merrill E. Otis and District Attorney Maurice M. Milligan, beginning in about 1936.
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