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NEW YORK: Walker Again

That a great political machine is built above all else on loyalty was demonstrated at 10 o'clock one morning last week when a Tammany attorney appeared in the...

Radio: New Stage

When James J. Walker was New York City's mayor, he brought to the City Hall the ingratiating glibness of a slightly superannuated musical-comedy juvenile. In...

CITIES: The Reformer

At 57, New York's Judge Samuel Seabury seemed almost an anachronism in the gay, irreverent 1920s. The son, grandson and great-grandson of clergymen, he saw...

NEW YORK: Our Jimmy

Old Tammany will greet him, And so will Fighting Al. Let's all clear the way, He'll be home today. Shaking hands with old Broadway. Our Jimmy's coming...

Books: Mr. New York

BEAU JAMES (389 pp.)—Gene Fowler —Viking ($4). A woman in the audience fainted. Without a second thought, New York's Mayor James J. (for John) Walker darted...

National Affairs: Jimmy Walker, Tsar

In 1929 Mayor James John Walker of New York City, blithe, debonair, and Tammany's greatest vote-getter, swamped his Republican rival by 500,000 votes. The rival...

NEW YORK: May to December

Will you love me in December as you do in May Will you love me in the good old-fashioned way? When my hair has all turned gray, Will you kiss me then, and...

The Press: The Good Old Bad Days

The tabloid New York Daily News flatters the common man by cheering for commonness; consequently it has the largest newspaper audience in the U.S. The News...

NEW YORK: The Late Mayor

Manhattan was richer, gayer, noisier than it had been since the days of Texas Guinan, the "Black Bottom" and the speakeasy peephole. The big spender was back,...

POLITICAL NOTE: Lunacy Tester

Last week for the first time since September 1932 when he resigned as Mayor of the City of New York in the face of ouster proceedings, James Joseph ("Jimmy")...

POLITICAL NOTES: In New York

Last week a man got a job. He is a slender, witty young man of 44. He has had other jobs. Once he wrote songs, wrote "Will You Love Me in December as You Do...

The Long Goodbye

The phone call came on a cloudy morning in Iowa. I was interviewing Senator Chuck Grassley in his farm kitchen, surrounded by a sea of corn. Mom was back in the...

Letters: Jul. 6, 1981

New York's Koch To the Editors: The wit, the intensity and the spirit of Mayor Ed Koch [June 15] make an Easterner wish she were back East. Carol Bastek...

Here Comes Summer: Books for the Beach

THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF GENE FOWLER by H. ALLEN SMITH 320 pages. Morrow. $10. The late Gene Fowler was a thinking man's John Wayne. In half a century behind...

F.D.R. on Tape

Black arts, and sex talk Weakened and distorted by the warps of time, crackling with static interference, the famous voice from the past gloats over the...

Show Business: Communicating with Laughter

Scene 1: A Southern plantation in the 1840s. A group of black slaves (then known as darkies) sits around a ramshackle log cabin. One strums a banjo—a cigar box...

Theater: On Broadway

The first rule of Anticipatory Theater is not to look for hits and masterpieces, but for what might whet somebody's appetite or stir up a little talk. After...

Television: Apr. 10, 1964

Wednesday, April 8 CBS REPORTS (CBS, 7:30-8:30 p.m.)— An hour of analysis and commentary on the political scene by Walter Lippmann. Friday, April 10 THE...

The Judiciary: Day in Court

He served during the early '30s as a fervid assistant to Judge Samuel Seabury in the investigation of Mayor Jimmy Walker's gaily corrupt New York City...