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Evidence of crime took its place alongside the taint of Nazi support here today in John F. Hylan’s fight for a place on the ballot as candidate for the Governorship, when scores of affidavits from Sullivan County residents, swearing their signatures had been forged on Hylan’s nominating petitions, were submitted before Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V. Schenck.

Testimony of three Orleans County youths that Joseph Cohen of New York City had hired them to obtain signatures to the petition at two cents apiece, and that he had signed certificates of identification in the absence of the signers, led to Cohen’s being taken into custody as a material witness

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