The Press: Missouri Windows

As a matter of simple economics, it became essential that the North Side gangsters of Kansas City, Mo., find some outlet for talents that were lying idle because of a drive on slot machines and gambling. Labor unions, often the victims of unemployed racketeers, provided the solution. Last year, Clark Pendar, head of the Retail Clerks' International Protective Association of Kansas City, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, found it wise to leave town in a hurry. Promptly and without formality, Walter A. Mahan, well known to the police but up to that moment undistinguished as a labor leader, became...

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