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Judge Passes Back Hylan Issue Buck

October 25, 1934
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Justice Christopher J. Heffernan of the Appellate Division, sitting in Amsterdam, N. Y., yesterday, shunted the proceedings under which John F. Hylan is trying to win a place on the ballot in his candidacy for the governorship back to the Supreme Court in Albany.

Justice Heffernan’s ruling followed a demand by Hylan’s attorneys for a stay in the Supreme Court hearing pending determination of a point of law.

The Nazi-backed candidate’s efforts to defeat a fight waged by Democratic leaders to have a temporary injunction against placing his name on the ballot declared permanent were to be resumed before Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V. Schenck in Albany. Hylan’s opponents contend many of the names on his nominating petition were either forged or fictitious.

The former mayor has signified that if Justice Schenck’s ruling is unfavorable to him, he will plead with voters to write in his name on election day.

The first agricultural colony settled by Jews in the United States was founded at Wawarsing, Ulster County, N. Y., in 1837. Finding it impossible to support themselves by farming, they sold their holdings and moved away in 1842.

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