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They know the kind of decoys to use

Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Two men labeled "Political Boss" and "Public Service Corporation," with shotguns, hide in tall reeds near decoys labeled "Respectable Candidates" trying to lure a flock of ducks or geese labeled "Votes."
Duck shooting, Decoys (Hunting), Wetlands, Corruption, Politicians, Trusts, Industrial--Finance, Public service employment, Elections--Corrupt practices
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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