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U" Star Served by the No. 1 News Organizations — The Associated Press & Wide World MITED StATI 43 - NUMBER 132 Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January IB, 1929. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18, 1942 TheWeother Warmer in the west with little tern* w r 3 tur !i Chan 5 e in the east Portion Wednesday night. !A? 1 .T M . e . ans Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterpri Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor -ALEX. H. WASHBURN- Save the Grocery Sacks More of Newsprint Than of Kraft Jap Propaganda Machine Runs True fo Form Soys MacArthur Deserted Philippines When Going ••" Got Tough (Editor Note-President Roosevelt warned Tuesday that Axis shortwave propagandists would try to make capital of General Douglas MacArthur's j./ansfer to Australia by picturing it as abandonment of the Philippincs- the following is the first Japanc reaction to the transfer.) TOKYO—(/P)—Domei, Japanese news agency, circulated this dispatch Wed- "Observers commenting upon General MacArthur's abandoning his own forces and fleeing to Australia, declared his flight is fatally similar to the flights of Australian Major General Sir Archibald P. Wavel, from •Singapore and the Netherlands East Indies which immediately fell • into Japanese hands. "This abandonment of a sinking ship seems to characterize commands of the Allies who flee from post to 'the consequences. ' "Pointing out the imports nee of a commander present to inspire fighting these quarters expressed the opinion that with "cowardness shown repeatedly by Allied generals it is no Wonder that Allied forces are lacking in the will to fight. "Further commenting on the reported arrival of former high commissioner Francis Sayre in Honolulu "A woman calls to suggest that housewives save the big sacks they | got at grocery stores. Then, each • time a housewife goes to the grocery store she could take along a used sack, using it again and again unail it wears out. The idea is to save kraft paper, which is scarce. If you don't want to re-use your sacks, save them anyway and give them to any of the agencies collecting waste material." The storekeepers know how kraffc (brown wrapping paper, sacks, etc) has gone up in price, and a real scarcity in this kind of paper is near. Newsprint, the coarse white paper on which newspapers are printed, is relatively more plentiful, for the reason that a single basic sheet of uniform thickness and weight, varying only in the widths into which the finished rolls are cut, serves all newspapers. But kraft paper is made in many thicknesses—too many, in fact. A reduction in the number of kinds of kraft paper manufactured should increase the total amount available— and this standardization process is underway now. Meanwhile it behooves all users of kraft paper to conserve it as much as possible. From the newspaper'standpoint the paper supply situation is better than the price question. Newsprint from Norway that formerly cost Hope Star 540 n ton now costs ?54 a ton, manufactured in Lufkin, Texas, and there is a prospect of the price going to ?59 a ton this spring. • But price is less a consideration today than the question of getting a sup- On this score the newspapers feel tfe y , .?f P in , a relatively g 9 od - position to argue with the government-for if there is to be any rationing of newsprint it will have to begin with 'the bureaucrats in Washington who are wasting what must be thousands of tons of paper annually in mailing out press releases that few print and nobody reads. At least newspapers can claim their fundamental objective is to furnish interesting reading for the public, at ., . . -».-.— -«v.»v.vi*U - — -^ - ——>-*«*(j *VI HJU IJU.U11U flt that source said, 'he evidently is a j the same time reporting through their fine man and knows his government wire services the official government nas no intention or the ability to send'news from Washington This much reinforcements to doomed forces in certainly, is not waste. And certain' the Philippines. Ho knew that when ] y. the multitudinous "handouts" of MacArthur left he should leave also!' " . a thousand government bureaus, attempting to duplicate the work of the press, must by comparison be judged as wasteful, and must bo discontinued if a paper shortage ever develops to the point that the necessary supply for the newspapers of America is threatened. By WILLIS THORNTON Trim Off the Ruffles "Enlistments in .Marines Here Recruiting Sergeants at Postoffice ^ to Saturday Sergeants Samuel B. Boyd and Alfred L. Woltcrs of the U. S. Mpvjio Corps Recruiting Service arrived at Hope postoffice Wednesday and will be here through Saturday, March 21, Accepting enlistments in this branch of the armed forces. Sergeant Boyd pointed out thai qualifications for recruits are: Ages '7 to 30, while. Eighth grade minimum education. (.If married, the recruit must present (fls wife's statement that she is nondependent. Sergeant Boyd reminded prospective recruits that they may enlist in the Marine Corps eve nif already registered and classified under the f elective Servic Act—and until they ave actually received final orders for induction. British Wing in Burma Thrown Back 30 Miles Japanese Thrust Against Bataan Forces Is Repulsed With Losses NEW DELHI-(/IV-The British left wing m Burma has drawn back about 30 miles, it was disclosed Wednesday in a communique which announced that "our forward troops arc in action with strong enemy forces suoth of Knnyutkwin. Kanyutkwin is about 30 miles north of Nyaunglubin, previously announced position of the British and about 40 miles south of Toungoo. Toungoo is about 220 miles south of Mandalay on the main railway and appeares to be the objective-of the Japanese advance. On the British right wing of the Burma front, defending Promc the Japanese appeared to be making no advance. British army headquarters announced Wednesday that the main strength of the Japanese forces was seeking to drive into upper Burma and is still south of Taikkyi, 40 miles north of Rangoon and. 115 miles below Frome itself, Batitan Attacked WASHINGTON (/?)— General Dougas MacArthur's departure from Ba-aan to become supreme commander in the southwest Pacific apparently stung the Japanese into an angered futile attack on the war-toughened American and Philippine troops now under the direction of Major General Jonathan N. Wainwright. "After several days of inactivity," a War Department communique said 1 the enemy launched a sudden raid on our line in Bataan but wati repulsed with heavy losses." • v Four Army Planes Reported Crashed LIMA, Ohio— (fi*)— Four army planes crashed in flames about 6 miles cast of Lima shortly before noon Wednesday. Apparently there were no survivors. A newspaper reporter at the scene telephoned the report to the Lima News and said no other details were immediately available. The state highway patrol said it had received word of a crash and sent officers to investigate. Japs Claim 25 Allied Planes Are Shot Down TOKYO —(/P)- Imperial headquarters announced Wednesday that naval air units shot down or destroyed 25 planes in raids last Friday and Saturday on New Guinea and on Horn Island. Eleven were destroyed in raids against Port Moresby, New Guinea while 14 craft were shot down or destroyed at an Allied air base on Horn Island, it said. Dolan B. Cargile in '.Ichool for Officers CAMP WALLACE, Texas-Corporal Dolan B. Cargile of Hope, Ark., has been selected to attend the Coast Artillery Officer Candidate School at Camp Davis, N. C., according to an amouncement from headquarters of the Antiaircraft Replacement Training Center at Camp Wallace. Corporal Cargile was one of nine men selected this week to attend the school. If he successfully completes £ course of approximately three months he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps of the United States Army. Students for the Officer Candidate Schools arc selected on a basis of in- tplligence, ability to learn and leadcr- 4hip characteristics as well as education. The new system of Officer Candidate Schools for enlisted men is a. part of the program for the rapidly- expanding armed forces of the nation. In Hope Corpora] Cargile resided at — S. Shover Street. Corporal Car- Frills are frills, whether attached to a school girl's dress, or to the national, state or local government petticoats. And if ever taxpayers should insist upon their elected servants i hearing off all unnecessary gove.-n- mr-nt lace and finery it is right now In greater numbers than ever before, Americans filed their federal income taxes this month and were darn happy about it. They will pay until it hurts and then pay some more because they know every such dollar hastens the day. In view of the certain rise in federal taxes, there must be sweet music in the ears of citizens who foot the cost of government in the states of California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York And the sooner officials of other states and of many counties and mun- iciplaities join in the song, the bet- wTlMike ai it d Ml ' S< J ° hn Q- Taxpayor The New York legislature voted to slash the state income tax rate 25 per cent. You heard it correctly 25 per cent, one of the sharpest levy cuts in history. Gov. Herbert H. Lehman is expected to make it law Furthermore, the same day the legislature reduced expenditures almost ten million dollars by abolishing or curtailing activities which are luxuries in time of war. California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts and Michigan voted appropriations ranging from one to eight Two Enemy Air Raids Reported Wednesday NEW YORK -(/P)- Two new Japanese air raids Wednesday on the Solomon islands cast of Cape York were announced by Prime Minister John Curtin an Australian broadcast said. The broadcast, heard in New York by CBS, said Tulagi and one other point in the islands were attacked but that details of the raids had not yet been received. Council Refuses Liquor Permit , Against Establishment of Store '•-. Hotel Barlow The Hope City Council in a meeting Tuesday night rcfusnH Lo grant a permit to C. M. Hai^ • ., owner of the Hotel Barlow, ••'.' uperate a package liquor store in his establishment. Several church organizations in Hope asked the council to deny the permit. x Bill Smith asked for jncl was granted permission for thu American Legion to spor Garland i il in Hope. . d the council's considcralio), ays ; , -Is to a complaint ( about an e... .ii'.-edl current bill against his tourist court and trailer camp near Hope. The council referred the matter to the superintendent of the Water & Light Plant. Reds Reported Storming Gates of Kharkov 200,000 Germans Declared Trapped on Central Russian Front By the Associated Press Marshal Semeon Timoshenko's Ukraine armies were reported storming Wednesday into the suburbs of Kharkov and Stockholm advices declared that Russian troops on the central front had surrounded 200,000 Germans in a pocket before Moscow. Reuters, British news agency, quot-' ed Moscow reports as saying that Soviet parachute .troops had been dropped m the Smolensk area during a snow strom and destroyed Nazi fortifications. Front line dispatches said the Russians had captured five more communities in a gigantic movement to cut off the German garrison at Vyazma. Latest reports said the gap of escape for the Germans had been narrowed to a bare 20 miles. Tass, Soviet news agency, said the Germans fled after being counter attacked in that sector, leaving many dead. Other Soviet gains were reported m the OVel-Kursk area, midway be- .tween Moscow and Kharkov with the Russians capturing eight more communities. All bins in proper form were ord- £ the Crimea abulletin from Adoif ered paid. Newspapers in the United States consume 4,500,000 cords of pulpwood annually. Kiwanis Club Hear Dr. Crow Educational Group Holds Banquet Tuesday Night The Hope Kiwanis Club went on record unanimously Tuesday in endorsing a recent editorial in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, written by John C. Sheffield, who called upon congress to do something about management demanding exorbitant profits for producing war mtaerials and labor strikes in war production plants for higher wages, overtime, closed shop, etc. A copy of the letter is being forwarded to Arkansas representatives and senators. The speaker in Tuesday's meeting was Bird H. Campbell who is conducting a revival meeting at the Hope spoke on the history of man from the beginning to the present hour. Introduced as new members of the club were Henry Hayncs, and J. Newte Pentecost. Hitler's field headquarters acknowledged a new Russian attack but asserted "they were partly repulsed and partly smashed." Total Dead Unknown in Twister Ships 'Q . "•:!•{ ii «S ass 11 Known Sunk, Rest Damaged Probably Sunk Navy Demolishes U. S. Sub and Destroyer, Another Sub Feared Lost nloft-m n into the millions of dollars, tornados shrieked through five states in the south and Mid-west Top photo shows a demolished warehouse near Champaign, 111., in which Raymond Busliue, 25, lost his life. Below is all that remains of the Office of the Granada Plywood Box Co., at Granada, Miss. The adjoining factory in which* 100 workmen were at their jobs was also destroyed. GermansClaim DraftL °tfery TankerSunk MrokenUp Interest Shown in Pentecost Revival The Rev. W. P. Graves Wednesday, reported growing interest in the revival now in progress at the First Pentecostal Church, being conducted by the Rev. Tracy Boutlier. The public is invited. Oil and Gas Filings Lafayette County March 1G, 1!I42 Prepared by Eunice Triplet! Royalty Deed: 1/32 Int., 25 year term, book R-7, page 422, dated 314-42, recorded 3-16-42. J. N. Landes and wife to A. M. Shirey, Jr. EV- of NW'/4 and SW'/i of NW'/i of Sec. 3, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 25 West. Royalty Deed: 3/128 Int., book R-7, page 427, dated 3-14-42, recorded 316-42. A. M. Shirey, Jr. and wife to J. N. Landes. SE>/ 4 of SE% of Sec. 7; and S% of SWV 4 and SWVt of SEVi of Sec. 8; all in Twp. 15 S., Rge. 24 West. Royalty Deed: 10,458 Int., (10 royalty acres), book R-7, page 428. Dated 312-42, recorded 3-16-42. J. W. McClen- doii to J. C. Landes. The South Frl. tfalf of the NE'/4 of Sec. 26, Twp. 16 2?. fie will repot at Camp Davis March o"-e» **«,*. wilt: LU UJglH c 1 r> «(- nr million dollars for such war purposes S " as state guard expansion, additional R°>'alty Deed: 120/14472 Int., (6 royal police and state defense work. Of- '" ""••""' '---'- " " .-- . . . Eice of Civilian Defense cannot carry Hie entire load and such appropriations by the states are entirely worthwhile. Notable in the cases of these five states is that they did not increase .axes to provide additional revenue. Instead, they whittled at the frills, or took the money from treasury surpluses. An paology is due any state overlooked in this matter, but California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York have drawn special attention because they led the parade, and have shown the other ty acres), book R-7, page 429, dated 3-14-42, recorded 3-16-42. Columbus Foster and wife, and Lizzie Wheelington to L. H. Edwards. SW'/i of Ny'A NEV 4 of NW J /4, and N'/4 of NW% of Sec. 4, Twp. 15 S., Rge. 23 West. Nevada County Tuesday, March 17, 1942 Prepared by Helen Hesterly Royalty Deed, deted 3-6-42, filed 317-42, A. H. Boswell et ux to J S Matthews, S NW NW; W SW NW S 5'.4S NE, Sec. 17-18, Twp. 14, Rge. 22. R. of W., dated 2-26-42, filed 317-42, Annie Benton et al to Arkan- Osas Louisiana Gas Co., SW NW, Sec 11, Twp. 13, Rge. 21. Royally Deed, dated 3-14-42, filed 3-17-42, Citizens National Bank to H. T. Manning, N SW SE SW, Sec. 34, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Warranty Deed, dated 3-3-42, filed 3-16-42, Grocec Land and Timber Co., to Joanottc Ledwidge, NW NW NES NE SE NW; SW, Sec. 20-30, Twp. 11, Rge. 21. Royalty Deed, dated 2-12-42, filed 3-16-42, Roy E. Hollcman et ux to J. Ellis Rowe, S SW, Sec. 26, Twp. 12, Rge. 20. Royalty Deed, dated 3-10-42, filed 3-17-42, John D. Langston to H. T. Manning, NE NE, E SE, Sec. 35, Twp. 12, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, dated 3-17-42, filed 3-17-42, B. C. Moody ea ux to T. M. Bemis, S'ec. 26, Twp. 13, Rge. 22. Royalty Deed, dated 3-16-42, filed 3-17-42, H. C. Parker ct ux to Rome Shackleford, NE SE, Sec. 14, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Royalty Deed, dated 3-17-42, filed 3-17-42, H. C. Parker et ux to Ted McDaniel, SW NW NW SW, Sec. 13, Twp. 14, Rge. 23. Assignment O. & G. Lease, dated 2-21-42, filed 3-17-42, V. S. Parham ct ux to Magnolia Petroleum Co., NW SE NE SW, Sec. 2, Twp. 13, Rge. 23. O. & G. Lease, dated 3-13-42, filed 3-17-42, Arlice Wheelington to Lion Oil Refining Co., S NW NW NE, Sec 10 Twp. 15. Rge. 23. O. Si G. Lease, dated 3-13-42, filed 3-17-42, Qucntin Wheelington to Lion Assert Also 5 Ships Go Down off American Coast BERLIN-W-The German high command communique Wednesday said: "In the Mediterranean a German submarine attacked a strongly protected British convoy east of Tobruk and sank a tanker of 8,000 tons." Off the American coast German submarines sank 5 enemy merchantship totaling 41,000-tons including a coastal patrol boat of the U. S. Navy, the report said. During the day a single British plane made an attack on west German territory but no damage resulted. Schoolmasters Meet Tuesday Organization Endorses Recent Editorial Dr. F. C. Crow addressed the Hempstead County Schoolmasters and their guests at the annual Schoolmasters' banquet last night in the recreation room of the First Christian church. His topic was "Self-Confidence 1 . The invocation was pronounced by Miss Beryl Henry, after which " .ViS fi",° U , p '. oined in the "singing" of My Wild Irish Rose." Professor Blakly, principal of Yerger High School, presented a mixed group of singers from his school. They sang three numbers, "There's Truoble in the Air' 'You Must Get Religion," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Paul Power bchoolmasters president, introduced Dolphus Whillen, Jr., who presented John Thomas Lavin, pianist, of Gurdon. Mr. Lavin played his own arrangements of "Star Dust," "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise," and "Trees." The members of the club and their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Power, Miss Beryl Henry, Dr F C Crow, Mr. John Thomas Lavin,'MI-' and Mrs. R. W. Cracken, Mr. Elbert Davis, Miss Elizageth Hendrix, Mr and Mrs. Dolphus Whitten, Jr, Mi-' and Mrs. Forney Holt, Mr. Roy Butler, Mr. Ordis Copeland, Miss Aleatrice Freeze, Mr. E. H. Acuff, Mr. H L. Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown, and Mr. L. W. Croom. The Saint Patrick motif was used 111 the decorations, with shamrock Officials Discover Duplicate Number Wednesday WASHINGTON -(/P)- The draft lottery was broken up Wednesday when one number was duplicated and the numbers had to be moved back one number. The first number drawn in the lottery Tuesday night was 3485 and the drawing continued until the error was discovered. The lottery added spme 9,000,000 more men to the selective services list which might be drafted for labor in factories or hit oactual military service. (The lottery made some 1,731 Hempstead county men available for service with the U. S. Armed forces.) Library Class Meets Tuesday Reports From Various Branches Are Given The Hempstead County Library Clerks met Tuesday, March 17, at the City Hall for their regular monthly Beaverbrookto Nature of Duties of British Leader Not Disclosed LONDON—Lord Beaverbrook, former British Minister of War Production, will go to the United States it was announced officially Wednesday. In addition to his work on pooling resources it was explained that he would perform such other duties as may be entrusted to him from time to time by the war cabinet. The nature of these duties was not disclosed. Prime Minister Churchill said last week that Beaverbrook was understood to undertake a mission to Washington. He turned down reappointment in the new British war cabinet because of his health and his post as Minister of Production went to Capt. Oliver Lyttelton. Beaverbrook will act on behalf of the war cabinet under the general direction of Lyttleton. He will not be cabinet minister nor will he perform any diplomatic functions which will be left to Lord Halifax. British Ambassador. Quite a Streak BOULDER, Colo.-(/Pj-The Colorado baseball team, which began Reports were made from the various ibrarians in Hope and throughout lie county. Elevens library was rc- jortecl to lead in circulation, Washing- on and Blevins Branch Libraries and he Hope headquarters are supplying he employes of the defense projcc A'ith books and material that aids in lac war effort. Recent books of the Far East were discussed and the points talked aboui were found in the Atlas'. The Dewey Decimal System w__ studied and after a round table discussion reports were made on the progress of the Victory Book Campaign which is now in progress. The next class will mett April 21. Robert Jewell Is College Trock Man CONWAY — Among the Hendrix College track lettermen reporting for practice Monday was Robert Jewell of Hope, half-miler. Hendrix has arranged two meets with Arkansas Tech, one with the University of Arkansas, and will enter the AAU tournament. Jewell, Hendrix senior, is a football letterman at Hendrix and is president of the "H" Club. He'll Get Used to It HELENA, Mont.—(^-Entirely by chance, A. C. Storlie of Helena has received the same number on his truck license for three years It's lumber 5-T632. British Warn of Bay ot Biscay Say Waters Dangerous for Ships, Believed Mined LONDON-(/P)-Thc admiralty issued a warning Wednesday that all of the Bay of Biscay except for a 20- mile strip along the Spanish coast and thousands of square miles of the Atlantic ocean, southwest of England, arc dangerous to shipping. In defining the danger zone, the admiralty said that any vessel disregarding the terms of the notice would do so at its own risk. Such a notice usually would mean that the defined zone has been mined or that Britain is planning to carry on unrestricted warfare against submarine in that area. The new danger zone takes in roughly 160,000 square miles. By the Associated Press . A toll of 23 Japanese ships ii ing 12 warships have been' sunk 1 6 tChHM 1*' *£" Guinea MandSiAtl the battle for the approaches.to Ausi^ tralia ,twasannounced Wednesday as»P khab-clad U. a troops moved intlll battle stations in Australia rf-" "^ meet a threat, of a Japanese The Navy said American and U o n *-- f ° rCe! T~ presumably m ed at the Japanese vessels mased neariJV Salamaua and Lae on the east coast*® of Austeahan mandated New Guinea"!! Ihe heavy losses inflicted on the?* enemy were accomplished with, the^ loss of but one (Allied) plane the NavyfS In the American-Australian raid Japanese forces at New Guinea Navy reported ships "sunk" and "pro-^ batty sunk were two heavy cruisers'il one light cruiser, 5 transport or^argt^ ships, a gunboat, a destroyer and orb minesweeper a total of 11 ( of 6 warships and five other All Kinds Hit Ships damaged included a heavylll cruiser a large destroyer, two transl^l Ports which suffered direct hits ^lT craft tender, minesweeper 'and a' boat. ^Moreover the.' Allied attacked Qe -^ mohshed many small boats, probably! motor boats and 3 enemy seaplariesW were shot,down and shore inS tions mcluding aircraft runways* 'apt •The same communique activities in other areas u m , 1UBW ,, lne! v American submarine Shark .Has' Keenf ££?£* *•.»-« Pacific*!! cv, i - °^ km of those aboard th£-* Shark mcluding Lt. Commander Louis% Shane, Jr., of Tacoma, Wash.,' werefi notified of the loss of the vessel'*¥" 2 Craft Demolished ' * twa . cose that the American submarine Sea Lioh'tl had been so d e o had been so damaged at Cavite Bayf m the Philippines as- to necessitate" her demohshion to prevent her Hope Boy to Solo With Hendrix Band CONWAY - J. T. Luck of Hope will be soloist with the Hendrix College concert band in a concert on Sunday afternoon, March 22. Directed by M. J. Lippman, professor of music at Hendrix, the band will give an hour's popular and semi-classical program. A Hendrix junior, Luck will play 'Carnival of Venice," a baritone horn solo. Women in some Balkan countries decorate their hats with coins. , »« ,f*.%-vc*ii, JUS* use ••'''"• by the enemy in event of capture and-S the U. S. Destroyer Stewart, 1,190-^ tons was demolished at the Dutch Indies base of Soerabaja, to prevent her' falling into the hands of the enemy < inere was no personnel casualties in the cases of the Sea Lion and the Stewart. General Douglas MacArthur, famous defender of the Philippines, took over the United Nations supreme command in the southwest Pacific as American troops officially described as "most substantial" made ready for the approach of the seaborne Japanese invaders. Dispatches from Melbourne said the American were scattered in camps throughout Australia's vast domain of some 3 million square miles "General MacArthur's arrival does not mean that the American forces are pulling out of the Philippines," declared Lt. Col. Lloyd Lehrbas, army press officer in Melbourne. "The United States army proposes to continue that fight. We have been ipldmg the Japanese in the Philip pines and we intend to continue hold-, mg them." Flaming Youth? Not So, Not So .BALTIMORE -(/P)- Police records give this city's younger generation the right to turn the tables on their eld^ ers and say: "I don't know what this older generation is coming to." Last year, Baltimore police aaest- ed 5,436 persons for drunkenness—an all-time record. The 50 to 60 age group had the largest number of aj rests The number of youthful offenders was small, police reported. It is said that the Tartars ate books so they could acquire the knowledge contained therein. Cotton By the Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Close 1867 18.78 July October , December ........................................ 19.03 January .......................................... 19^4 March ........................................ • 19 ng NEW YORK M «y .................................................... 18.63 July .................. , ................................. 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