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Employees Report Defects They See in City Services
Article about shortcomings in public services provided by city government.
National Report: Kansas City Philharmonic Enjoys Attendance Increase
Article about the "capacity numbers at its three separate series."
The Rescue of Whitaker Cable
Article about the "rescue" from "oblivion" of the Whitaker Cable Corporation, a "publicly traded manufacturer of electrical systems," by George Wesley Murphy, or George Murphy, a "79-year-old, Canadian-born,...
National Week. ..Back of Missouri Vote Scandal: A Story That Will Echo in 1948
Article about the 1946 primary election fraud (involving the James Pendergast and his uncle Tom's former political machine) and the investigations of wrong doings, possibly involving President Truman,...
People of the Week: Return of a Stabilizer
Article about the appointment of Judge John Caskie Collet, or John Collet, as "an 'over-all associate' of John R. Steelman, the Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion," to handle "the...
Growth Market: St. Joseph Jockeys for Position
Article about the attraction of new businesses and industries to Saint Joseph, Missouri, "[s]purred by the demise of its meat packing industry," with photos. Discussion about the city's various potential...
Requiem for a Steel Heavyweight
Article about the Brown-Strauss steel company bought out by an English conglomerate and put out of business.
The Business of Salvation
Article about the changing strategies of the Salvation Army in Kansas City under Major Harvey, along with history of the charitable organization.
National Report: Hans Schwieger Launches Two Kansas City Series
Article about the concerts organized by musical director Hans Schwieger.
The Space Race
Article about the construction boom in the 1980s with several examples and highlights of sections of the city with maps and lists of buildings.
One City's "Ordeal by Strike": Kansas City, Mo.
Article about the costs to the local economy for various parties of recent labor strikes (involving labor unions clashing with the Kansas City Builders Association) and related delays, suspensions or removal...
Report from the Archives: Spelling Lesson
Article about the debate at the Jackson County Historical Society as to the spelling of William Quantrill's last name, with the "i" spelling appearing to be most correst over "Quantrell" or "Cantrell or...
The Corporate Report: A Hearty Meal Ticket
Article about the history of the family restaurant and orchard business at Lee's Summit Road and Highway 40.
From One Dam, More Power and Water for a Sixth of U. S.
Article about the hydroelectric power and reservoir water gained by the new Oahe Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota, providing both flood control and irrigation water for farmers, built by the United...
Industrial Development, Manufacturers and Building Trades: A Million Dollars a Day
May 15, 1915
Article about the industrial economy of Kansas City and its growth in rankings starting in 1890, with tables and photos.
Industrial Relations and Labor Conditions: Negro Migration--Report of the Missouri Negro Industrial Commission
Article about the mass migration of black people from the South as agricultural workers moving to the North and more urban centers, including Missouri, increasing "13.2 per cent" in black or African American...
Renovating the Family Business
Article about the nationally prominent Kansas City, Kansas, business of "ProSoCo, a manufacturer of building cleaning compounds," used in the renovation of such buildings as the local Folly Theater, New...
Family Business: The Howells, Jesco Resources Inc.
Article about the passing down of a family business dealing in manufacture of grease and oil manufacture, established in 1929.
Kansas City, Mo.
Article about the presidential, gubernatorial and senatorial elections, focusing on the importance of the votes of Missouri's pivotal "two big cities--Kansas City and St. Louis," discussing Republican...
Advertising: Catching the Trade Winds
Article about the status of advertising business in Kansas City.
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