U.S. Ambassador to Mexico William O'Dwyer is probably the only well-known diplomat in the world who regularly finds it necessary to insist that he is 1) a poor and 2) an honest man. So many firemen, cops, politicos and Old Pals dealt in skulduggery during his years as mayor of New York that O'Dwyer is continually being asked embarrassing questions about his relations with them. Last week the Kefauver committee reversed the process, called in Old Pal Irving Sherman and asked him why he had been so chummy with the mayor.


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