MISSOURI: Absent Issue

Last week squat, roly-poly Tom Pendergast, Democratic Boss of Kansas City, was in Manhattan having his heart ailment treated by a specialist. Meanwhile he was, as usual, the prime issue when Missouri held its primaries. On an anti-Pendergast platform William Hirth, longtime head of the Missouri Farmers' Association, ran hard & fast after the Democratic nomination for Governor, but not hard & fast enough to prevent Boss Pendergast's man. Major Lloyd Crow Stark of Louisiana. Mo. from winning, 3-to-1. Even the fact that Major Stark, a famed nurseryman whose family originated...

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