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COMPTON-4 - ‘Jimmy’ Walker Goes Into Exile With No Fanfare...
‘Jimmy’ Walker Goes Into Exile With No Fanfare Former Mayor of New York City Slips Away in Night With Paris His Destination Betty Compton Sails Aboard the Same Ship Danccr, Whose Name Figured in W a I k e r’s Recent Trial, Boards Liner in Secrecy NFW YORK. Nov, 11 (APi James J. Walker, slipping away without fanfare, was Europe- bound today, and word came from sources close to him that he would dwell in Pans indefinitely. As the liner Conte Grande sailed last night with the former mayor in »eclusion in a strictly guarded stateroom, these source* said he would go fir«t to India to be the guest of a maharajah whom he once entertained here Teen he wa« expected to take up residence in the French metropolis. Betty Compton on Hama Ship Also on th* Conte Grande were Mias Betty Compton, star of several Broadway musical ahowa. and her mother. Mr« Florence Compton Mi«a Compton waa th* “unnamed peraon” of the Seabury inve«tigstion which reault~ 1 in Walker"* audden resignation A Walker check for $7500 to an unnamed woman figured in that investigation. Later Mi«s Compton, vivacious dancer *atd It we* *he who i received the check and that she got it on a bet Several hour* before the vessel sailed ahe entered the ship through j an inconspicuous third-clsss entrance accompanied bv her mother and a maid. She remained in seclusion. Guarded h> Detective* Walker went aboard with his valet Greenhouse, and Hector Fuller who used to compose engraved scroll* to give distinguished visitors with th* key to New York City. Tan huskv private detectiv*** posted themselves outatde the Walker suite. A note wss sent In to the Walker suite by ne»«paperm^n. and th* reply came back “I am not the man you want " There a as a disposition in some political quarter« to regard the departure as Walker a fare» ell to New York City pollt». « He ha« avoided the limelight much of the time since he reaigned Surrogate John P. ' O Brien wa« elected to aucceed him

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 12 Nov 1932, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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