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Paul Sifton with the United News of Kansas City, Missouri, contacts Kansas Governor Jonathan Davis of Topeka, Kansas, requesting a five hundred word statement on problems with the Kansas Court of Industrial Relations. The Governor campaigned on a platform to abolish the industrial court that had proven to be unpopular with many Kansas residents. The Governor writes in reply to the request "that it seems to not have engaged the mutual confidence of both employer and employee. The so-called court cannot enforce its decrees save through the civil courts, nor could it be properly clothed with power to do so." The Kansas Court of Industrial Relations was created in 1920 to mediate between labor and industry. The court was abolished in 1925.

Creator: Davis, Jonathan McMillan, 1837-1893
Date: February 8, 1923

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Item Number: 214539
Call Number: Governor's Office, Davis, Correspondence File 1923-25, Box 21.5 Folder 8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214539

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