"Do I have to show a tax receipt?" asked Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon, wary billionaire.

"No, Mr. Mellon," said an election clerk in Pittsburgh, as she proudly handed him a ballot.

Turning it over twice, like a boy with a mechanical elephant, he queried: "Do I have to sign my name to something?"

"No, Mr. Mellon."

The Secretary sought a booth, lifted its curtain cautiously, peeked in, went in. Three minutes* later he emerged, gently waved his ballot about, finally saw the ballot box, deposited his document. "

Thus did many another...

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