Press: Barrett's Scoop

To the desk of City Editor James W. Barrett in the noisy city room of Hearst's New York American fortnight ago came the tip: "Sherwood's around."

The words were exciting, galvanic. Accountant Russell T. Sherwood, so-called "fiscal agent" of slick Ex-Mayor Jimmy Walker, had run away two years ago when a legislative committee wanted to ask him who actually owned the $1,000,000 which allegedly had passed through his bank and brokerage accounts. His was the testimony, never obtained which would definitely have nailed down the corruption case against Walker, or quashed it....

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