National Affairs: Claimants

When old Tom Pendergast shuffled off to jail, credit for overthrowing him was claimed by almost everybody, including Kansas City's vigorous District Attorney Maurice Milligan and Missouri's hardworking Governor Lloyd Crow Stark. Recently Governor Stark avowed his intention of going after the Democratic nomination to the U. S. Senate. His record: cleanup of the Pendergast machine.

When it was bruited about that he might also be available for other high office, might even be available as a Presidential dark horse, he made no attempt to hush the talk. So much availability nettled his boyhood friend, Senator Bennett Champ Clark, who is rather...

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