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COMPTON-1C - e M a r y (Continued From Pa.ce 1) Walker's...
e M a r y (Continued From Pa.ce 1) Walker's remark was the first reference to the sex of the mysterious figure that has repeatedly bobbed up in the investigation the executive hearing here. John J. Curtin, counsel to mayor, fought to obtain the secrete evidence compiled by the Tammany investigators, but this demand went unanswered as governor moved quickly to a scrutiny of letters of credit that Sherwood obtained. Curtin had particularly desired to look over the Seabury accountants' work sheets to find how the Hofstadter investigator reached his conclusion that Sherwood paid out large sums of money for the mayor. Roosevelt refused to ask for the work'sheets. Throughout the morning session, Mr. Roosevelt sought to untangle the evidence involving Walker's relations with Sherwood, whom Seabury was never able to question. Walker testifying and Curtin arguing, contended that Sherwood, an employe of Walker's former firm, as a "courtesy" made out checks for Mr. Walker's relatives. East time, however, the mayor reimbursed him with cash, Mr. Walker said. Mayor Has No Records any record of the i amounts in cash you gave wood?" Roosevelt asked Walker. "No," replied the mayor, "I haven't even kept my own check book." The mayor likely will fight rest of his battle for exoneration without his wife. Mrs. Walker, who attended the first day of hearing, became ill last Thursday night. She collapsed while attending mass yesterday. Mr. Walker said today that she return to New York today accompanied by the family physician. The governor soon after the hearing began to trace the move- ment of two checks for 525,000 payable to Mayor Walker, and drawn on his brokerage account with Paul Block, the publisher. The checks were dated June 9, and June 16, 1927. The mayor said he received money on the checks, endorsed them and returned them to Sailing Baruch and Company, the brokerage firm which handled the Block-Walker 'account. "I never gave those two payments of $25,000 cash to Russell Sherwood for deposit anywhere,' Walker explained with emphasis. The mayor has - contended 'chat Sherwood, an employe of the law firm in which Mr. Walker fcrrm- erly was a member, handled only routine financial matters for him.

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 16 Aug 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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