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Up With the Spelldown!

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Not long ago there appeared in the newspapers an Associated Press photograph of a happily smiling boy holding in front of him a huge loving-cup. It was a pleasing picture because it looked genuine. The boy was straightforwardly posing to be photographed, not taking part in what Al Smith called "baloney," a picture ostensibly showing the actual bestowal of an award, but artificially posed afterward, with people looking a little foolish because this was not the real thing, and most people are not good actors.

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