Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on February 26, 1934 · Page 5
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Use Classified Ads I'u Uuy. Sell, Eichautc. or Kent Telephone 2400 J Ames Daily Tribune -Times STORY VOLUME LXVJI Official Am«» and Story County Paptr C O U N T Y'S AMES, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1934. DAILY WfcATBCK FOlBCAf* Fair, n«t M c«!4 I* tKt north an<l central jHtrtltnt Tuttdny fair With rising United Pre$s Wire Service 50.301 48 DIE AS STORMS SWEEP COUNTRY STRIKES SPREAD THRU COUNTRY'S AUTO INDUSTRY General Walkout Is Threatened by Workers DETROIT, (UP)— Rumblings of widespread labor troubles, including 'spreading ' strikes and the threat of a general walkout, stirred the automotive industry Monday at the peak ol a season of recovery. Thousands of Michigan automo- • live workers awaited the decision of William Green, -president of the . American Federation of Labor, before taking action on the general . strike requests. Two ce-nters -of the automobile industry were in the grip of strikes and already several union chapters have voted sympathy strikes. Requests for pay increases and union organization difficulties are points of conflict 5,000 Meet in Toledo The requests for a general walkout thruout the industry carae from a meeting in Toledo of 5,000 members of the- automobile workers union, the machinists union and the union of blacksmiths and drop forgers. The meeting announced it •would vote Monday on a general CHICAGO, OLE)'—Expansion in the automobile industry was largely responsible for an increase of 4 per cent in employment and S per cent in payrolls for the month of January, it was revealed Monday in an official report of industries in the seventh federal district. The January advance, contrary to seasonal trends, represented .the'best business in a single month since August. strike in Toledo where parts.are made for a majority of the auto- -jaobHSTco m panics' • -of ; tlrs- eonatryg At Milwaukee, -Wis., 1.200"em* ployes of the Seaman Body corporation vote-d to .go on strike Monday in sympathy with the walkout of. 1,200 workers in the Racine division of the Nash Motor company. Another 1,000 workers are on strike:;in Racine at the J. I. Case company; plants. ,, Automotive industry unions in Detroit, Lansing, Jackson and Flint, Mich., were informed of the proposed Toledo action .over . the •week-end. - If Green's approval is First Woman for U. "S. Bench Slated to be the first woman ever named to a seat on a federal bench, Miss Florence Allen of Cleveland, O., above, is expected to receive appointment by President Roosevelt as judge of the U. S. circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati. She now is a justice of the pbio supreme court. jUrges a Board to I Rule Stock Mart VICTIMS OF ML KNOWN HERE Missing Airliner Found, Bodies of Five Passengers and Crew in Cabin Three Iowa Men Lose Lives When Huge Craft Crashes Into Side of Mountain SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (U.P.)—The bodies of seven men and one gir], carried to death when a big air Hner crashed into the side of a mountain 35 miles from this city, lay in the morgue here. ' Aviation authorities, meanwhile, examined the snow covered wreckage in an effort to determine the^ cause of the disaster. Searching parties came upon the wreckage late Sunday night after United Airlines pilots Don Broughton and Ed Greer had flashed word they had sighted the battered silver fluse'lage of the giant bi-motored passenger carrier near the head of Parleys canyon. The two pilots, the hostess and the five passengers apparently were instantly killed. The dead: Lloyd Anderson, Cheyenne, Wyo., pilot. J. Danielson, Cheyenne, Wyo., co-pilot. Mary Carter, Salt Lake City, formerly of Chattanooga, Tenn., stewardess. E. I. Walker, Rock Springs, Wyo., automobile dealer. J. J. Sterling, mayor of Benton Harbor, Mich. E. W. Bergland, Boone, la. Marcellus Zinmaster, D e s Moines, la. Bert McLaughlin, Perry, la. Wrist watches on the arms of the pilots of the plane had stop- ped'at 3:05 p. m., indicating that the plane had crashed shortly after taking off. The last word received by radio from the ill-fated plane was when Pilot Lloyd Anderson signalled "All okey" 20 minutes after the takeoff. When the plane did not arrive at Cheyenne on schedule, an immediate search was started. The first clue which United Airlines received was at .6- p. m., Friday when they 'learned that a rancher in the vicinity of Randolph, Utah, 130 miles to the northeast, had heard a plane fly- ng overhead, circling around as tho lost. The search was started. Telegraph and telephone linesmen and operators were notified. They (Continued on Page Two) A proposal to create a stock ex- won for a general strike in Toledo, change co-ordinating authority to tho MJ/> .-ind Wisconsin union rule the New .York stock ex- Michigan and Wisconsin union me-mbers of the Ame-ican Federation will consider an industry wide (Continued on ; Page Seven) change was made Whitney, president by of ex- Richard the exchange, when, as shown here, he testified before the house interstate commerce .committee, Whitney suggested this as an alter- to the proposed Fletcher- Rayburn bill, .which he attacked. WASHIN'GTOX (U.E> — The 3X'a- tional Recovery Administration. Vmch has battled intermittently- with. Henry Ford over his refusal to fly the blue eagle, threatened Monday to make a detailed iuvesti- gation of the Ford Motor company's labor policies. "The threat came from white-haired William H. Davis, XRA compliance-director, after the company refused to participate last Friday in a hearing to consider grievances of employees, who charged that Ford had refused to bargain collectively with them. Davis :w-rote Edsel Ford, president of the Ford Motor company, saying that the investigation would be forthcoming. Several weeks ago the American Federation of Labor charged that tho Ford company was violating the NRA automobile code. Administrator Hugh S. Johnson turned the charges over to Davis, who invited the concern to send representatives to the conference with employees on Feb. 23. Test Your Knowledge TO BE SSiON TOPIC Conference at I. S. C. Tues. Night Boys of the Ames high school will be given some first hand practical pointers in the matter of selecting a life vocation at a vocational conference to be held at the college Y. M. C. A., Tuesday night. Thie is a final event of the friendship wqek program conducted last week at the high school, in which hoys and girls took part. Twelve subjects will be discussed with the boys by a group of experts, all but one of whom are members of the faculty at Iowa State college. The boys will gather at the college "Y" by 7:15 o'clock. The game room will 6:30 until 7:15 Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page four for the answers. -, 1 - . In "T ha t novel by George Du Mauner does the character Sven- gali appear? 2. What proportion of the senators are elected every two years? 3. What are the members of Church of the Brethren popularly called? 4. Name the navy. be open from for those who come early. There will be a 15- minule general session to be addressed by Ray C. Cunningham, _ general secretary of the Y. M. jC. A., after which the boys will I divide into groups for vocational i discussion. Several of the group: will go to the laborato: offices of the discussion where the boys will get a view of the subjects in their practical environment. Boys may select (Continued on Page Seven) secretary of the 5. In what country is Coahuila a state? 6. What famous novel was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe? 7. in which state 3s the Su- '•'anee river? 8- What European country oWns Congo Free state? !>. Of which American colony was Lord Dunnioro tho English governor? 10. Where Is the Ubangi river? Bandit Suicides to Escape Capture by Sioux City Police SIOUX QITY (HE)—Bert Bennett, 45, Sioux City, Monday shot and killed himself to escape arrest by eight policemen who had cornered him after an attempted holdup. Patrolman H. E. Corey saw two men. enter a downtown restaurant with drawn guns and summoned aid from the- police station. Authorities surrounded the came as one group entered the front door. Bennett rushed out an alley entrance. Encountering more police there, he swung back into the cnfft kitchen and shot himself, dying instantly, Forbids Inquiry By School Boards DES MOINES (OE) — The Iowa senate Monday passed after protracted debate a controversial sure which would prevent school authorities or employment agencies from inquiring into the religious affiliations of applicants for public jobs. The action came as the house passed by an overwhelming 85 to 16 vote a concurrent resolution which would call 'for sine die adjournment of the present special session of the legislature at noon this Saturday. Designed primarily to prevent Lchool authorities from inquiring into the religion of school teachers, the-religious affiliation bill makes a. misdemeanor of the act of any school, corporation or person in making inquiry into the religious belief of any person seeking 'work in schools or other public employ- meat and likewise prevents persons from offering that information to authorities. The vote in the senate on the measure was 27 to 7. - The bill would also prevent employment agencies and the like from aiding or offering to secure information concerning religious affiliations of applicants. Penalties for the misdemeanor were fixed at ?-3 to ?100 fine or 30 days imprisonment or both. Hope ' for speedy action on the (Continued on Page Two) I Berglund Former Gro. Store Partner Ewalt W. Berglund of Booue, one of the victims on the United Air lines transcontinental plane- that crashed in the' Rocky Mountains, Friday night, was well known in Ames, having been a former partner in the Red Arrow stores here. He and Harley Reed, present proprietor of the two Ames stores and manager of the store at 325 Main street, were inthe partnership until about a year ago, when Mr. Berglund withdrew in order to give his whole time to his Boone stores. Mr. Berglund's wife is a sister of Mr. Reed. Bert McLaughlin. Perry grocer, also killed in the plane accident, is an uncle to Mrs. Berglund and Mr. Ree-d. • Marcellus Zinzmaster. ,Des Moines baker, a third plane crash victim, also was well known among Ames grocers, and was extremely jopular. His popularity was state wide, for as an Ames grocer stated Monday, he "was a genius at,making, friends." 'Mr. Berglund and Mr. Reed entered. the Ames grocery field just five years ago whe-n the .partner- -stiiDii.-,opened the first. .Red Arro^, stdfe" at : :2;0"iiain'street. Howard Gore --became store manager, a position he still holds,'tho he- is expecting to go into business for himself in two weeks. Three years ago, the partnership took over the.former Fair grocery store- at 325 Main street, ,-' later changing the name to Red Arrow No. 4. It was a year ago that Mr. Reed came to Ames as sole -proprietor of both ', stores, and active manager of the No. 4 store. Last fall, he opened the Red Arrow grocery in the fourth Ward. . - Mr. Reed had been urged by his .brother-in-law and uncle - to join them on the airplane vacation trip to .California, but had declined to go because of other plans he had which would conflict. Both Mr. and Mrs..Reed went to Boone Saturday night to. be 'with Mrs. Berglund and were still there, Monday. . Wallace Boosts Processing Tax WASHINGTON (HE) — The hog processing tax will be increased from $1.50 per hundred pounds to ?".25 on March 1, Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. \Yallace announced Monday. NINE DARTMOUTH Wheat Control Campaign to Be . "Reopened Mon. WASHINGTON (HE) — The government wheat control .campaign was reopened Monday to permit participation by farmers who have not signed reduction contracts. Agricultural Adjustment Administrator Chester Davis announced that fanners signing would become eligible for the second and final 1933 benefit payment and the 193435 payments. The reopening applies to approx- 13,000,000 acres of wheat land not yet pledged to- removal from production and is part of a program to obtain additional reduction to bring the United States in lonformity with the international wheat agreement, Davis said. The new signers will receive the same future benefits that original ARE ASPHYXIATED Carbon Monoxide Gas Escapes From Furnace HANOVER, N. H., .(HE) — Nine Dartmouth college students who had gone- to bed in their fraternity house early Sunday after an evening of gaiety, were dead Monday, suffocated by carbon monoxide gas from a faulty furnace as they slept. The tragedy was discovered by Merton D. Little, janitor, when he visited the Theta- Chi house late Sunday, afternoon. Dr. Ernest Martin Hopkins, president of the college, who learned of the tragedy while, entertaining^a -group of alumni at tea, -withheld 1 information for .four hours, until all the bodies were identified and parents of all the victims notified. For the time- being,, at least, no restrictions -will be placed on college activities, Dr. Hopkins said, because "it would tend to accentuate the sense of trage-dy.' Four Are 'Seniors The victims were: William. F. Fullerton, 20, of Cleveland Heights, 0.; Edward F. Moldenke, 21, of 130 E. 54th St., Ne-w York city; William M. Smith, jr., 21. Manhasset, L.T.; Edward M. Wentworth, jr., 21, Chicago, all seniors; America S. De- raasi, 20, 430S Clinton ave., Little Neck, L. I; Harold D. Watson, 21, of Wilton, Me.; William H. Schooley, 20, of 13 Prospect Ave., Middletown. N. N., all juniors; John J. Griffin, 19, of 40 Williams St., Wallingford. Conn., and Alfred Moldenke, 20, brother of Edward Moldenke, freshman. A while Siberian sled dog, the fraternity pet, also was found dead beside the bed of his as master, Wentworth. Eight other members of the fraternity, who also 'roomed at the house, were- out of town over the week-end. ... Gas Fills House An examination of the basement convinced authorities toe ifurnace had exploded,~~buTstm~g~ "ai rpipe which connected it with .-the chimney, - Poisonous gas poured from the broken pipe and .filled the house. Five ..of the victims were- found in a dormitory room on the third floor. They were Fullerton, Smith, Schooley, Watson and Alfred tAolA- enke, whose brother, Edward, was suffocated in an adjoining room, with - De- Masi. In still another room on the same floor, investigators found the body of Wentworth, Griffin's body was found in a. room on the .-.second floor. .He had, .been entertaining a half-sister, Kathleen, of New, Haven, Conn., during -the week-end. She left for home Sunday, unaware that her half-brother was r dead. Little, the janitor, made his grim discovery during a third visit -'to the house-, in the morning he went to -the .students' rooms and saw them apparently asleep. Solicitously, "he closed the windows in two' of . the rooms because of the intense- cold. . He found the smoke pipe of the furnace had been blown off during ( " &s Takes Oath as Belgian King Photo copyj-Igftt. 1334. by WEA. Onion cables. Bartlane transmission over Western Belgium paid fealty to a new Icing, with thunder of cannon and ringing of bells as Leopold III took .the oath in the impre'ssive ceremony shown above, before both houses of parliament and an audience of notables in Brussels. Roosevelt Asks Regulation of Wires, Radio WASHINGTON 012),— President Roosevelt Monday asked congress to create a new federal communications commission to -regulate wire, cable and radio communication systems. In a special message to congress, the president asked establishment of the new commission in order to centralize federal : authority over communications. .- He proposed that the new commission take over the duties of the federal radio commission and those functions of the interstate commerce commission which deal with telegraph and telephone regulation. : [FCTOA5K WASHINGTON <KP>—The Reconstruction decided Finance corporation to ask congress to the- night. He' replaced it. Little returned -to the house (Continued on Pag« Two) at Reporter Badly Frozen in Search J For Missing Plane but Gets Story Editor's note: It wns "all in the day's work." Irvin L. Davies of the United Press Salt Lake City bureau was one of the first persons to reach the wrecked air liner outside Salt Lake City in which seven men and a woman were killed. He collapsed after telephoning his story. Monday he was under a doctor's care badly frozen. Davies walked in bare feet down a mountain thru snowdrifts to bring out the news. The following dispatch was dictated from his sick bed. Will Represent Maxwell Hi at Declamatory MAXWELL — Russell Romick, Zea Pearson and Virginia Myers were awarded first places in the three divisions of the home declamatory contest held here Thursday evening. Nine students participa{- cd in the contest. Winners will represent the school in the district contest to be held at Colo Wednesday evening, Feb. 28. Russell Romick placed first in the oratorical division with ' the reading,-"Vision of War." Others competing- in this division were signers received but they wiTl not Elizabeth --Pearsons. "Thou Shalt receive the first payment of 20 x " f s = 1 "- 1 -" •""'' '•"-"'»» TJ~..-~- i-e-nts a bushel on their allotments. Not Sl-eah" • and Orville Rouzer, "Tho Triumph of Peace." Miss Pearson competed in the _ dramatic division. She read, "Sun- j Up." Other in the dra- I matic .class were. June Hudson, "Manche,'-' and "Red Disk.". .. First honors By mVIN Jj. DAVIES 1J. P. Staff Correspondent Copyright 1034 by United Press SALT LAKE CITY, Utah OIF!) —There were five of us in the group Sunday night that found the United Airline plane which crashed at the head of Parley's canyon carrying eight persons to their deaths. We struggled about four miles thru deep rocky trail yon snow and over the that led up the can- plnci- the 1 to the approximate • pilots had reported snow up to my belt. My feet were numb with cold. I was almost ready to give up. Suddenly a man in front of me—Jim Rasmussen—cried, "There it is . . . there it is!" Instantly I forgot my frozen feet. I rushed to the plane. hoping against.. hope we would find some of the passengers or crew alive. There, crushed in the ?noir, was the tangled silver wreckage of the huge twin-motored United sorh:,- airliner. Oho wing was broken, crushed was fighting my way thru) (.Commute! cm Pago Two.) Marjorie Nelson, in the humorous class went to Miss Myers who read "Mama. Takes Papa on a Picnic." Betty Lou Boster, "The Book Canvasser," . and . Josephine French, "Cook's Tour of Century of Progress," also competed in this division. Special music was provided by the high school orchestra and other musical groups of the school. Pound Gains in Dollar Exchange LONDON OJ.E)—The pound gained fractionally over the dollar Monday while the open market gold rate was raised to $34.67. The pound opened at $5.08 aud improved in trading to JS.OS 1 /*. Saturday's price was two cents less. dollar opened Aionday with broaden its powers, primarily for the purpose of building up the nation's export trade, it was learned Monday. A proposed bill, approved by directors of the great federal lending agency, is ready for submission to the appropriate house and senate *committees. of the legislation this will be sought. The legislation would financing modifies autboiize of exchanges with foreign establishment Passage session enable of corn- nations, or use of export or import tradingagen- RFC loans "to PARIS (UP)— almost, uncharged francs ,'it. 15.2-1 10 ilm dollar. They opcuutl Saturday al 15.25. cies, and { permit facilitate exports and imports.'' In addition the bill would authorize the RFC to advance up to 550,000,000 in additional funds for irrigation, drainage or self liquidating project loans. The purpose of the new advances would be to protect present RFC loaus of the type. The bill would be the first to amend substantially the original RFC net, which earlier Uiis session was amended !o extend functions of the RFC until February 1. 1335. The proposed measure docs not carry provisions for direct loans to cities or to .small industry, type of advances which have been strongly urged at congressional hearings. ' Midwestern States to Consider Forced Agricultural Control DES MOIN'ES, (t'.fi)— Governor Clyde L. Herring announced Monday iliat a conference of 15 mid- westcvn states March 10 to 12 had been called to consider the feasibility of asking congress to take action on proposed compulsory agricultural production control. Represented at the. conference will be the following states: Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Lllinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Okla- homn. Indiana; Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Tho i on:ing conference will draw i-.n ?';;:•« fr. 1 crop control and price lixins and submit, the plan to con- AWAIT TRAIN'S ARRIVAL I. S. C. Party Rides to ~' Boone Two thousand Ames people.brav- ed near zero weather for, tiro hours Sunday 'afternoon, waiting the arrival of ' a new duraluminum, Stream-lined railroad train in order to view • the curiosity for a brief five minutes; Hundreds of cars were parked around the depot and the estimate? of 2,000 people probably; is a conservative one. The train was one hour and 25 minutes : late : in arriving, having been scheduled to reach here at 2: 45 p. .in. It -actually arrived at 4:10 and remained just long enough for police to aid a group of Iowa State college faculty men to board -it" for a .ride .to .Boone. Its passengers otherwise were newspaper mer and railroad officials. .. .Prof. -M.-.-D. Helser, dean : of the junior college at Iowa State, headed the party, of 16 comprising chiefly (heads of various engineering departments. Mr. : Helser Monday, declared the mechanical operation and construction of the train a "tremendous success." He and others in, the party were greatly struck .with the accomplishments achieved in; railway -comfort, safety and speed. , ; ; ;1iO Miles An Hour Speed ..Having a. maximum speed of 110 miles per hour, the three-car train with' its stream-lining and feduced air resistance marks. the latest development of railroad engineering. Its three. cars are so closely linked together that the whole appears as a single unit from the sloping grated radiator front to the bullet-nosed, in which there is no opening. '- The weight of the entire train is equal to that of an ordinary single s'.aepiug car. It is 20-t feet long and constructed of an aluminum alloy having equal strength but only one-third the weight of steel. Much of the structural work is tub(Continued on Pajrr- Two) 100 ARE INJURED, PROPERTY DAMAGE Senate's Airmail Committee Split On Farley Action WASHINGTON (t'.W -- Democratic and republican members of the senate airmail committee still were in bitter disagreement Monday over testimony by Postmaster General James A. Farley that he cancelled domestic mail contracts on evidence of "fraud" in the Hoover administration. ' j "Evidence that we-have gathered j in our investigation fully warrants the contract cancellations," said Committee Chairman Hugo L. Black. "Disclosures thus far certainly have not warranted any cancellations," countered Sen. Warren R. Austin, republican, Vermont, whose questioning of Former Postmaster G -neral Walter F. Brown last week I rought denials of all of Farley's charges. Tornado Strikes Three States; Bitter Cold in North Area Storms sweeping the United States from the Rocky mountains eastward, blanketed more than naif the country Monday,- leaving a toll of at least 4S dead due directly/or indirectly to the weather. Fifteen persons met death, 100 were injured and $1,000,000 property damage resulted from & tornado that swept parts of Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama, Biting cold in the midwest and temperatures of 10 to 20 below zero in the east, accompanied by heavy snow was responsible lor" many deaths from freezing, fires and furnace gas. Nine students at Dartmouth, -college, Hanover, N. H., died In their beds when a furnace pipe broke, flooding their residence with carbon monoxide gas. Three similar deaths were reported in, western. Pennsylvania and two .died at Grafton, Penn., when a car blinded by snow struck a train. Bad weather was blamed for the crash of 'a Boeing airplane which crashed near Salt Lake City, Utah, killing eight, including three lowans. Southern Illinois auto, accidents attributed to a nine-inch Snow Mll- ed.three. The low temperature- area prevailed from the Rocky mountains to Chicago. It was 20 below in parts of Nebraska with a blizzard snow falling. It was 10 below zero at Sioux City and Ch'arles City, with 15 below predicted in northeastern Iowa Monday night. Six inches of snow blanketed Washington, D. C., as the storm swept eastward. Six persons were burned to death in a hotel fire, in Utica. N. Y. The Myrone hotel burned and besides the deaths, 14 others lied into sub-zero temperatures and suffered front exposure. 1 .vTjtip engineer of a train-in.Mains was. killed Tvhen Tiis""l6camoiifft*' was derailed by snow. A' jaan t froze to death, at Elizabeth", N". J. A fishing schooner w t as-pounded to pieces off the Massachusetts coast. The crew of seven was rescued.' As far south as Amarillo, Tex., the storm was felt, driving temperatures there to six above zero,*' a drop of 60 degrees in 24 hours. At Delphos, Ohio, two persons were killed and four injured when a locomotive overturned on the Pennsylvania railroad, derailing seven coaches, following a collision with a truck in the snowstorm. A drop of 15 degrees below zero in northeast Iowa was forecast for Monday night by Federal- Meteorologist Charles D. Reed with 10 degrees below anticipated in the western half of the state and fire below zero in the southeast. .. A rise of about 10 degrees, bringing most of the state to about zero, was predicted for late Tuesday. Council Bluffs reported six below Monday, four below zero and Keokuk, Davenport and Dubuque zero., The hlgnest temperature reported' was 14 degrees above zero at Keokuk and Davenport Sunday. Blizzard Envelopes Wide Territory CHICAGO OJ.E) — Raging winter storms lashed the eastern half of the United States Monday, brewing a series of freak tornadoes with their toll of death and destruction in the south and enveloping the north with a blizzard. In the wake of the storms, the west was gripped by a sub-zero cold wave. More than a score were reported dead or injured as the result of tornadoes which struck in the region of Calera, Ala.; Ashland. Ala,, and Carrollton, Ga. Similarly violent winds were reported in Mississippi. ';•-.' The storm was the same in which a United Air liner crashed near Salt Lake City, Utah, killing eight persons. Only the west coast escaped the rigors of the week-end's we.ither. Air mail flights thruout the east , . (Continued on Page Two) I AUNTLINDY l SAYS- KIDNAPER QUESTIONED CHICAGO, (IIP) — James Lacey, held ia the futile attempt to kidnap E. P. Adler, Davenport, la.. • publisher, was turned over to the federal government Monday for questioning. Lacey, who police said confessed to taking part in the kidnap attempt, is being examined by Mtlvin Purvis, chiff agent in the department of justice Jiere, A man doesn't always appreciate it but a lot of tunes what bis wife telli him is nothing ihort of a "master" piece.

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