National Affairs: Scandals of New York (Cont'd)

To Albany, N. Y. last week traveled a henchman of Mayor James John ("Jimmy") Walker of New York City, bearing a 20,000-word document and many press copies thereof. One month after Governor Roosevelt had been asked to remove the Mayor from office, and two weeks after his leisurely vacation in California, Mr. Walker was replying formally to charges of misfeasance against his administration. A glib tongue, the vagueness of the charges, and a sudden Republican stupidity combined to help the Mayor out.

Defense. Because "the charges [of the volunteer City Affairs Committee] consist...

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