National Affairs: New York's

For padding payrolls in the Street Cleaning Department, to the extent of perhaps $5,000,000 per annum, three public servants of New York City were last week sentenced to Sing Sing prison. A foreman, William J. Lougheed, had "peached" on William J. Oswald, his superintendent, and Benjamin J. Stoeber, Lougheed's assistant.

For conspiring to graft on city sewer contracts (TIME, Jan. 2), three other public servants of New York City and one private citizen were indicted last week after long investigations—Maurice E. Connolly, onetime (1911-28) President of the Borough of Queens; John M. Phillips, a sewer-pipe agent, friend of Connolly; Frederick B. Seeley,...