Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 20, 1942 · Page 1
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Wsrld-Wide News Coverage Given Impartially by Associated Press Star The Weather ARKANSAS — Not quite so cold in the west and central portion Friday night. VOLUME 43 — NUMBER 110 Stor of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1942 (AP)—Means Associated Prass Aeans Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n PRICE 5c COPV Japs Land on Bali, Timor >*fa ', " Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN ..'i Compliments of Mr. Harris The Case of the Angry Farmer The other day we made this a Wailing Place because we said, we had failed to get the one and only free government Bulletin that would make sprightly editorial reading. Arkansas Democrat had gotten it, however, and produced a rattling good issue of Run of the News" column Today Congressman UrerUHarris sent us the missing bulletin. Reds Predict ? Collapse of Nazis in 1942 •. Russians Crush German Counter Attacks, Drive Toward Smolensk By the Associated Press Russia declared Friday that her great winter offensive was rolling on unchecked, crushing German counter attacks with bloody losses and Red Star, army newspaper, confidently fTedicted defeat of Hitlef's heralded spring campaign and collapse of his armies this year. Asserting that the fighting coalition of U. S., British and Russia far surpassed Germany in both resources and f)anpowcr reserves, Red Star declared: "Economic resources will mean the final decision. The help we are receiving from our Allies is growing continuously." _ . .^ ii Red Star sai'd that Hitler already had lost 6 million men in Russia and that he could not replace his manpower. Prime Minister Churchill countered the storm of criticism over the British .military reverses in North Africa and \Ae Far Pacific by streamlining his war cabinet in a shakeup in which Sir Stafford Cripps, former ambassador to Moscow, emerged as the outstanding new figure, A bulletin from Hitler's field head- M " arters acknowledged the Russians U were on the offensive and reiterated the unconfirmed claim that Red army forces on the Moscow front had been encircled. Fresh attempts by the enemy to break out were fustrated, the Nazi inmmand said without specifying the locale of the alledged trap. By contrast up to date maps show Hitler's armies are themselves endangered by gigantic Russian moves pressing down both flanks of the nacapc corridor along the old Na- pclonic road from Moscow to Smo- lensk. On the North African front bad weather brought a lull in the desert battle. However, British headquarters reported that Axis armed forces withdrew after exchanging fire with the British in the desert. II is "Women's Measurements: For Giarnicnt and Pattern Construction," being Miscellaneous Publication No. 454 of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. It is a fine-looking document of 74 pages, with pictures—but don't misunderstand me: The pictures arc strictly for serious workers in the art of making clothes. What attracted attention to the document in the first place was that it reported that a survey of the feminine half of America showed New Jersey women to have the worst figures and Arkansas women to have the best. Certainly that's worth two-time mention ... on this occasion when I am thanking Congressman Harris for supplying the missing bulletin. -K * * This is on the Merchant's Row: grapevine along Partial Postal Service Monday No Rural Delivery, Observance Washington Birthday "rhere will be no rural mail delivery Monday, February 23, and city service will be restricted, in observance of Washington's birthday which falls on Sunday, Postmaster Robert M. Wilson announced Friday There will be morning delivery of mail only, by carriers, and window service will be given at the general delivery and stamp windows between 9 and 11 a. m. only, Postmaster Wilson said. Mail will be dispatched as u'Jaal, and will be placed in patrons' boxes. Cranium Crackers j^ More Light Even if it is darkest before the dawn, you should be able to see your way clear to answer these questions about light. 1. Which travels faster, light or sound? Give Uic speed of each. ' 2. What famous philosopher told what world-conqueror lo gel out of his light? 3. Who wrote the hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light," and to what churches did lie belong? •|4. Eye specialists say we should Vead with an artificial light coming over which shoulder? 5. What is a light year? u Cumic Early this week a Hempslcad county farmer was in a Second street store damning the Chamber of Commerce because "it put the price of eggs down to 18 cenls." The farmer's parting shot was: "I'm a-going home now and give the Chamber of Commerce hell and kill every dcrn hen on my place!" Eighteen-cent eggs mean trouble . . I but il's the kind of trouble that makes i the Chamber of Commerce feel like I small potatoes. Those of us who understand how difficult it is to make a co-operative enterprise work on mere community markets, should make a case like this inspire us lo greater effort. Right now the'Chamber'of Commerce is stalled at less than 51,100 on its drive to raise $1,500 for the new oil field road south of Patmos. The money has got to be raised, for we have pledged it lo County Judge Fred Luck to pay his gasoline and other out-of-pocket expense while working county equipment on the new road. Let's kick in now and get it over with. By WILLIS THORNTON A Gesture of Farewell Very quietly and without much public notice, congress is doing away with Section 7 of the Neutrality Act. That is the section which provided that no person in the United States might lend money to a foreign gover- ment at war. Of course the section no longer means anything, now that we are act- tually at war, and so it must be repealed. What is happening is more interesting than that. It is no less than the complete wiping out of a 20-years' philosophy, drawncd in the tidal wave of actual events, sub-merged in the flood of fast-flowing history. After the First World War came a period of intense dis-tllusionmc|nt. Obviously the objects for which the war was fought were imperfectly realized. How could an America still living in the "splendid isolationism" of the 10th cenlury have been "sucked into" Europe's war? People began lo question. They found plenty that was questionable. They found smelly nests of secret diplomacy. They found that munitions had been privately manufactured ?nd sent abroad at big profits. They found huge private loans to the allies. They deduced that these things brought us into the war. How avoid another war? 'Simply by not doing those things. It was not that simple. Greater forces were at work. The Neutrality Act protected us against loan-entanglement. Not only did we make few munitions for Ihc allies—we virlually abolished our munitions industry, so that when war came, we had to build one from scratch. In the months before war came, no private interests had loaned money to fighting nations. Cash and carry guaranteed that such munitions as were privately furnished to belligerents were paid for on the barrel- head. No private financial interests, then, were drawing us toward war. Yet war came closer and closer, and finally il struck, treacherously and without warning. A bigger game was being played than a mere juggling with loans and munitions. The stake was the domination of the world, and we stood in the way. Our whole outlook, eared to a miscrosuopic view of a single phase of the First World War problem, was blind to the largest phase of the new problem. Like France, said always to be prepared for the previous war, we look all our measures lo prevent the previous war. It helped to blind us to the realities of this one. Now we are learning, the hard way. The lesson: that we must look forward, not back; we must bear our full share in so arranging the world thul tins slw.ll not happen Oil Road Fund Stalls $1,050 C. of C. Reports Only $40 in New Donations Added During Friday; Goal $1,500 Only $40 was added to the Chamber of Commerce special highway fund for the oil field below Patmos, during Friday morning, chamber offices in the city hall reported at noon. The solicitation closed Thursday at $1,010, making a new total of $1,050 on Friday. It was pointed out that not all the large business houses of the city have yet reported, and prompt action is requested to assure that the $1,500 goal will be reached without cum- pelling a re-canvass of the city. The $1,500 in cash will be used to defray gasoline and other expense of County Judge Fred Luck who is now using Hempstond county equipment and men in constructing an all-weather road from the Patmos terminus of the Hope-Patmos WPA road to the LaFayctte county line, a distance of about three miles. This will put the actual discovery well of the Barnsdall Oil corporation within about a mile of the end of a gravel road i leading direct to Hope. New donations follow: Previous total $1010.00 Western Auto Ass. Store 10.00 McRae Hardware Co 10.00 Briant & Co 10.00 Duffie Hardware Co 5.00 Webb's News Stand 5.00 Total _.._ $1050.00 -® Brazilian Ship Sunk Off U.S. Coast by Sub Freighter Olina Torpedoed; Sub Dives at Approach of U. S. Planes NORFORK, Va.—(/P)—The 4.080-ton Brazilian freighter Olina was sunk by an Axis submarine described as "pocket sized" off the Atlantic coast Wednesday afternoon and crewmem- bers, two of whom were taken aboard . the submarine for questioning, said the undersea craft dived later at the approach of U. S. Naval planes. The Fifth Naval District authorized release of details of the sinking after all members of the crew of 46 in two lifeboats were picked up by a rescue ship and landed here. The men were rescued after drift- in gand rowing for 20 hours. The Navy wilhcld any further details concerning operations of the U. S. planes. Francisco Nogueira of Sao Paola, Brazil, said he and Capt. Jacob Bene- monde were ordered aboard the submarine by its commander and questioned concerning the nature of their cargo, where they were from and their destination.. The submarine which fired 17 or 18 shells—more or less—at the ship before the crew abandoned her sent a torpedo into the Olina about midship after the. crew had taken to the boats, Nogueira said, adding that the freighter went down about one and a-half hours later. He said the undersea raider was small enough to "put in my pocket." It had one deck gun and two machine guns. Asters, ., ,; The aster is a composite flower. Its blossom is made up of clusters of 22 Land Safely EASTr-eOAST CANADIAN PORT—, (IP) —Twenty-two survivors of a ship torpedoed in the western Atlantic .... • — «•«» j.*>-x-«u^.v.t jn iiiu w W^LUI 11 ^T.taaii tiu small blooms, organized into groups, landed safely here Friday while two so they may be a greater attraction to' other lifeboats still were unreportcd, (JCGij. I i f iir>>t; tinii/M irwmr3 it was announced. Oil and Gas Filings Hcmpstead County Friday, February 20, 1142 Prepared by Jcwclle Bartlett O, & G. Lease. Dated 2-13-42. Filed 2-19-42. State 6f Arkansas to G. C. Brinson. NE'/i SW'/i Sec. 33 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. 40 acres (1 year. Warranty Deed. Dated 12-10-38. Filed 2-17-42. J. E. Dodson, et al to Jim B. Dodson. Pt. S% NE'/i Sec. 22; PI. N% NE'A Sec. 22; Pt. SW'/t NW'/t Sec. 23 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. 115 acres. Quitclaim Deed. Dated 2-6-42. Filed 2-20-42. G. S. Jernigan, State Bank Commissioner to Lloyd Spencer. Undivided l/8th hit, in and to all oil, gas and other minerals on and under the following described land: E'/j NE',4 NE'/t Sec. 12 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. (20 acres) Pt. NE'A SE'A Sec. 1 T. 13 S. R. 24 W. (1 acre). Undivided i/fe int. in and to all oil. gas and other minerals in, on and under the following described land: Pt. SE'/i SW% Sec. 35 T. 12 S. R. 24 W ,24 acres). Undivided Va int, in, on and under the following described land: Frl. S'A SW'/i Sec. 18 T. 13 S. R. 23 W. (87 87/100 acres). Pt. NE'/i SW'/i Sec. 18 T. 13 S. R. 23 W. (2 acres). Pt. SW'/i SE'/i Sec. 18 T. 13 S. R. 23 W. Undivided 1/4 int. in, on and under the following described land: E'/fc NE'/i NW'/4; E'/j SEVi NW'/4 Sec. 28 T. 11 S. R. 26 W. Also all Ihe oil, gas and minerals in, on and under the following described land: E'/i NE'A SW'/4 Sec. 1 T. 11' S. R. 25 W. Undivided 1/2 int. in, and to all oil, gas and other minerals in, on and under the following described land: NW'A Sec. B T. 12 S. R. 26 W. Also SW/4 92-20-42. Jimmie D. Arnold to J. A. Sevedge. NEVJ SWV4 Sec. 33 T. 10 S. R. 25 W. 40 acres. Warranty Deed- Dated 2-20-42. Filed 2-20-42. J. A. Sevedge, et ux to U. S. A; SW'A SW'/ 4 ; Pt. SE'A NW'A Sec. 28; W'/ 2 SW'A NW'A; N'/j SE'A NW'A; NE% SW'A Sec. 33 all in T. 9 S. R. 25 W. 250 acres. SW'/4 Sec. 32 T. 14 S. R. 24 W. Lafayette County February 18, 1942 Prepared by Eunice TriplcU Release of O. & G. Lease. Book M-7, page 345. Dated Jan. 28, 1042. Recorded Feg. 18, 1942. Ohio Oil Company to Charlie McClendon ct al. S'A of SW'A of Sec. 15, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 24 West. Release of O. & G. Lease. Book M-7 page 346. Dated Jan. 28, 1942. Recorded Feb. 18, 1942. Ohio Oil Company to Lawrence Green. EVi of SW'A and W'/2 of SE'A of Sec. 14, Twp. 16 S., Rge. 24 West. Mineral Deed: 1/16 Int. Book M-7, page 347. Dated Jan. 21, 1942. Recorded Feb. 18, 1942. Arkansas Royalty Company to D. K. Bemis et al. EVa of SW'A of Sec. 16; SW'A of SW'A of Sec. 22; NE'A of NE'A of Sec. 28; VfVt of EM; of Sec. 33; E'£ of SE'A of Sec. 32; NW'A of SW'A, and EM> of SW'A, and SW'A of SW'A of Sec. 29; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 22 West. Royalty Deed. 3/640 Int. (3 rayolty acres). Dated Feb. 14, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942 Leo Robins and wife to F. Y. Trimble, Trustee. NVfe of NE'A of Sec. 5, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Rolayll Deed. 10/9G8.88ths Int. Dated Feb. 17, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942. Sells Petroleum Incorporated to J. T. Pips, airc et al. S'/a of SW'A, and NE'A O. & G. Lease. Dated 2-19-42. Filed of SW i /4 of Sec- 6| Twp . 15 s _ Rge 24 2-20-42. Thompson Evans, et ux to A. H. Eversmeyer, et ux. S'A NE'A; SE'A NW'A Sec. 31 T. 12 S. R. 23 W. 120 acres (5 years). Warranty Deed. Dated 1-7-27. Filed 2-19-42. Mrs. Mollie Williams to Tom Wilson. E 1 /, SE'A Sec. 33 T. 13 S. R. 25 W. Warranty Deed. Dated 1-21-42. Filed 2-19-42. E. L. Bruce & Co. to Monroe Long. SEy 4 NE'A gee. 21 T. 9 S. R. 24 W. 40 acres. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-20-42. Filed 2-20-42. Lee H. Garland, et al to U. S. A. S'/i NW'A Sec. 33j SW'A Sec. 33; Pt. SE'A Sec. 32 all in T. 11 S. R. 24 W. NWV 4 Sec. 4 T. 12 S. R. 24 W. (except 22 acres). Containing in all 400 acres. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-17-42. Filed 2-20-42. J. R. Williams, et ux to C. C. McNeill. S 20 ft. of the N 1/8 of the NE'A SE'A; S'/i N'/a NW'A NE'A Sec. 28 T. 12 S. R, 24 W. 3 acres. Warranty Deed. Dated Filed 2-20-42. Mrs. A. J. Reaves, ct al to Cloid Bittick. E 5 acres NW'A NW'A Sec. 2 T. 10 S. R. 25 W. Warranty Deed. Dated 2-13-42. Filed 2-20-42. Mary G. Spragins lo W. E. Brunei-,, ct us, Lots 1, 2. & 3, Block 10, Hope, Arkansas. Quitclaim Deed. Paled 10-2-41. Filed West. Tssigiimenl of O. & G. Leases. Dated Jan. 24, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942. J. M. Passwalers and wife to William C. Nolan. NE'A of SE'A of Sec. 14, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West; and S'/i of NE'A of Sec. 14, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed. 10 968 Int. (10 royalty acres). Dated Feb. 16, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942. C. H. Gandy and wife to H. E. Ferguson. W% of SW'A and SE'A of SW'A of Sec. 6, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed. 10/968 Int. (10 royalty acres). Daled Feb. 18, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942. H. E. Ferguson and wife to Leo Robins. W',z of SW'A and SE'/i of SW'A of Sec. 6, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed. 9/640 Int. (9 royally acres). Dated Feb. 6, 1942. Filed Feb. 18, 1942. Albert Foster and wife to Leo Robins. N',2 of NE'A of Sec. 5, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Royalty Deed: 2'/i/9G8 Int. royalty acres). Dated Feb. 18, 1942. Filed Feb. IS, 1942. Leo Robins and wife to E. M. McWilliams. WVj of and SE'A of SW'A of Sec. 6, Blasted at Pearl Harbor, Ship Home ~A *."" .X" * The United States destroyer Shaw lies in a West Coast port after her arrival from HonoluIu^wheTe^an emcrseiicy stub bow and bridge were installed after she was blasted but not sunk, as reported by the Japs in the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor. >>•'>., This is the first photo on the Aruba attack and shows, a Dutch officer (left) and an^iwrtcan'oHieer'Trlent)' examining .-, torpedo driven ashore during the melee of February 15th. The 18-foot misslc later exploded killinc four Dutchmen. " A British tanker, left, her back broken by a torpedo, is towed ashore after the Arts s^bnwrinc'atulck ""ccnso "' UUry 15t ' Thc tug bcached tllc hulk which was drifting oyt to sea. Photo passed by Army Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed. 3/640 Int. (3 royalty (Continued on page (our) Rationing of Power Seen Newspaper Says Parts of 3 States to Be Rationed LITTLE ROCK-W-A Washington dispatch to the Arkansas Democrat Friday said electric power rationing may lie necessary for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi within the next three months. Dispatches said the nature of the restriction on consumers was not known yet. The Federal Power Commission was quoted as saying that by June Arkansas would have a net assured capacity of 336,463 KWH but a demand of at least 400,000 KWH. SPG Worker Dies in Local Hospital 'S. M. Brooks ,about 50, employe of (he Southwestern Proving Ground, died in the Julia Chester hospital here early Friday morning. He is survived by two brothers, Arthur Brooks of Blcvins and Ot. Brooks of El Pnso, Texas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Navy Photo Owners, Call at The Star Owners of the photographs of Navy men in this county which The Slar published last November and December are kindly asked to call at the newspaper office, 21214 South Walnut street, and obtain the pictures as soon as possible. Those unable to call will have the pictures returned to them by mail, although there is less danger of creasing when pictures are handled personally. Mrs. Roosevelt Quits OCD Post Director Landis Accepts First Lady's Resignation WASHINGTON (/P)- Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt Friday resigned her post as assistant director of the office of civilian defense. James M. Landis, director, accepted the resignation in letter voicing gradi- tude for her "vision and energy" but saying he could not ask her to continue to give "so greatly of your lime and gallentry." She recently made known her intention to resign as soon as her division was functioning efficiently. "That is now accomplished," her letter said "and by remaining I would only make it possible for those who wish to attack me because of belief to attack an agency which I consider can prove its usefulness so completely to the people that it should be free of attack in. order to render maximum service." The first lady was appointed to OCD last September by former director, LaGuardia, and the OCD officially said she contributed more than half of her time to the agency. She was in full charge of community activities and volunteer workers. Hope C. of C. Meet Set for 7:30 Friday The Chamber of Commerce Safety meeting time has been moved up to 7:30 Friday night at the city hall in order to prevent a conflict with an American Legion program. R. L. Campbell of Memphis, safety engineer of T. H. Mastin. and Co., will address the group, and E. D. Barbour, resident engineer of the Liberty Insurance Co., Little Rock, will have charge of the safety moving pictures to be shown. Allies Down 10 Enemy Planes Direct Hits Also Reported on Several Jap Transports BATAVIA —(/P)— Allied planes sho down five Japanese bombers and fivt fighter planes during enemy attacks on the naval base of Soerabaja Thursday and the day before, a communique from headquarters of the United Nations said Friday. Four more Japanese fighters were shot down by Allied planes carrying out attacks on Japanese shipping of Hie island of Bali, the communique added. Thc attacking Allied planes also scored three direct hits on one 01 more Japanese cruisers and two direct hits on a transport and dropped bombs close to a destroyer, said the bulletin. There also were direct hits with light bombs on cruisers and transport ships, the command announced adding that all aircraft returned safely. Storm Gateway to Java; Dutch Take Heavy Toll Allied Planes, Warships Active; British Holding Firm in Burma By the Associated Press Japanese seaborne invasion armies ' stormed at the eastern gateway to Java Friday attacking the storned * island of Bali and landing troops on the jointly owned Portugese-Dutch is- * land of Timor, farther to tile east. Vital points on Bali were destroyed , an NEI communique said tersely. "Strong action is being taken against the landings which the enemy is carrying out," it said. Dispatches from Batavia said the defenders were exacting a heavy toll as Japanese landing parties swarmed ashore on the gleaming beaches of Bali amid a hail of machine gun bullets and bombs. The Dutch command said allied warships and submarines attacked a Japanese invasion armada around Bali Thursday night, adding that further particulars were lacking as no complete reports had been received. Bali lies across only a mile-wide channel of water from Java, heart of the Indies and headquarters of General Sir Archibald Wavell allied' command in the Pacific. Jap Arc Completed The new assault completed a half- moon arc of Japanese bases threatening Java from the north extending from lower Sumatra on the west, :hence through Borneo and the Celebes Island to Bali on the west Imperial Tokyo headquaiters said Japanese troops, protected by guns of warships, landed at dawn on a 300 mj]q, ; ,)onj^i|lan.d-of-T4moi;av39ie lal ing was said to have been execu..^ near Dilli and Koepang, respectively Portuguese and Dutch capitals. Tokyo made no mention of resistance but Australian and Dutch troops were'; known to have occupied the Portug- ese section of the island last December in preparation for ju?t such a move,, i Rich in gold, copper, gypsum and : Petroleum, Timor lies at the eastern , tip of the Dutch Jndies Arcrupelago, only 450 miles northwest of Darwm, Australia. A Dutch bulletin said the Japanese landing 1 at Bali, home of 1,200,000 In*- • donesians, was carried out in considerable strength. U, .S. Troops in Java Conceivably American troops may be helping to man the eastern ramparts of Java against an emminantly expected attack on that major citadel of the Indies if the Japanese succeed in over running Bali. Aneta, Dutch news agency, disclosed Thursday that American soldiers and other planes had arrived. In the battle of Burma British im T perial troops were said to holding firmly in positions along the Bilin river, 80 miles northeast of Rangoon after 24-hours of ferce attacks and counter attacks. Coupled with this grave turn of events in the Indies Tokyo headquarters said waves of Japanese naval planes attacking the Australian mainland for the first time Thursday had sunk a 6,000 ton Australian cruiser, two destroyers, a sub chaser and nine transports at Darwin. This toll was without confirmation from United Nation sources but 15 persons were killed and 24 wounded and considerable damage was acknowledged at the port. Portugal already had protested and ordered troops to Portugese Timor, a section of the 12,000 square mile island as a result of occupation of that section last December 18 by the Dutch and Australians, seeking to prevent just such a Japanese invasion. The Japanese contended, however, their troops would be withdrawn from Portugal Timor as soon as Hie Dutch and Australians were expelled. '4. ft ")> VT< ^\t -P •*•«, Air Action Heartening RANGOON —(fP)— British and India defense forces are counter attacking repeatedly in an attempt to hold their hard pressed lines on the west bank of the Bilin river, an army communique declared Friday. "Successful air action Thursday had a considerable heartening effect on our troops," the announcements said. Bombs Dropped on Bataan WASHINGTON -(/P)— The Wai Department reported Friday that fighting from fixed positions continues on all sectors of the front in Bataan and that enemy airplanes have dropped a number of incendiary bombs on installations behind tlie defending lines. England has patented candy phonograph records. Sunday School at Centerville Church The Centerville outpost Sunday school, conducted by the First Presbyterian church will be held, weather permitting, Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The entire community is cordially invited. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close Marcfli 18.41 May 18.59 July 18.73 October 18.95 December 18.99 January 19.01 NEW YORK March 18.33 May 18.53 July 18.65 October 18.77 December 18.79 January 18.81 Middling spot 20,03.

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