Policeman Thomas Henry Leary of Cambridge, Mass., a political clown well above average in his humor, last week wound up his campaign ("Be Wary of Leary") to avoid election as a delegate to the State Democratic Convention (TIME, Sept. 19), by ringing doorbells at dead of night, begging irate voters not to vote for him. He reported his campaign expenditures: 20¢ for rotten tomatoes for boys to throw at a "Vote for Leary" sign; 5¢ for a false mustache to frighten babies. He vowed, if elected (which local observers last week predicted he would be), to campaign for lifting the...

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