National Affairs: Recordkeepcr

Into the Brooklyn Supreme Court last week went a lawyer named Murray M. Pomeranz with a petition for the removal of Hyman ("Hymie") Schorenstein, Democratic boss of Brooklyn's dense, dark Brownsville district, as the county's $7,500 per year Commissioner of Records. Declared the petition: "Schorenstein does not meet with qualifications as a suitable person for office, since he can neither read nor write English or any other language. ..." A Supreme Court justice issued an order to show cause why Commissioner Schorenstein should not be ousted as an illiterate.

A Hearst newshawk interviewed Commissioner Schorenstein as follows:

Q. Can you read or write...

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