National Affairs: Resignations Wanted

The committee had hardly left New York before the powder which had spilled during ex-Fireman Crane's confession began to go off. In tones of hurried, hoarse outrage, Mayor Vincent Impellitteri gave Water Commissioner James J. Moran 24 hours to resign the $15,000-a-year lifetime job which Bill O'Dwyer had given him last summer. Next day, face ashen, hands shaking, Moran let a clutch of reporters into his Brooklyn house and read off a letter of resignation. He did not mention Crane's tale of giving him $55,000, ended up in feeble defiance: "With a stomach which can no longer digest the hypocrisies of...

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