The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1946 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 10, 1946
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«•••*•••' Beg .'*.t. }. . ..,.'..-.-'..,'• . ' - / jSOOTeoetiers Here Wednesday For 3-County Session PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE FOR A DAY'S CONFERENCE , About BOO teachers from city [, arid rural schools in three cbun- ties KossUth, Palo Alto and Emi hiet, will be in Algona tomorrow, Wednesday*, Set. 11, for an all- day Tri-County Teachers Conference. / . The meeting is being held under auspices of the State Department of Public IhstruCtio^, with County Supt. A. E. Lauritzen in charge, assisted by other counly superintendents. ,,•',Sessions will be;held in'the Algona high school, and some in the Methodist church. 870 ENROLLED IN ALGONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Supt, O. B. Laing of the Algona public school system said .'Monday thai there was a v total enrollment here 6f 870 from the kindergarten through high school., This is aboul Ihe s.ame as,.lasl year, he added. There is a slight decrease in high school, and. an increase 'on the kinder-- garten level. ' All public schools will be closed Wednesday for the Tri-Coun- ty leachers' conference. , BURT ' HAS. ENROLLMENT OF 155 PUPILS Burl:' The Byrl school enrollment, is 155, Supt.' Officer announces. ' • . . New leachers pn Ihe faculty are Joyce Wismeier .of Monlicel- lo, Mrs. Shirley Bristow of Burt, Mildred Elwood of Cresco, Cal-v mar Jensen of Forest Cily, who taught last year al Lakola, Axel Andersen who relurns this year, ' and Mrs. Dolliver Pelers of Burl, who is temporarily laking over ) the English department. Music and band tryouls are f this week.-'The .Girls Glee club '/ has 35 Irying out. Friday, Sept' 13, Ihe baseball'leam plays Lone Rock, Ihere. arid plays Fenlon al Burl nexl Tuesday. Anyone wilh a surplus of veg-, etables or'fruits for canning-for the hoi lunch program should contact W. B. Officer. Fifteen'beginners enrolled this , fall. They -are Marlene Haack, "Grpver Giddings, Judilh Hinckley, J. D. Andrews, Barbara Dremmel, Dale Gushman, Gene /"Ward, Shirley Ackerman, Barbara Parsons, Jerry Lewis, Judy Wpltz, : Ladell Olsen, Karen Ber! naii, Clifford Curliss and Deloris Ackerman. ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1946 Two Sections—12 Pages ' VOL. 81—NO. 36 TO $400 000 HOSPITAL HERE Vets Bring Rodeo Here This Week End ,.|V <-ed last ,L»mt" of 217, school-. Supl. lowing teachers: "Belly Ann .Bran- Larson, Mrs. Lola arbara'J. Victor, Rus- and V. A. Barrett. ^ARD • CONSOLIDATED .245 ENROLLMENT 'ijedyard; ,. Aboul Ihe same number as last year enrolled at Ledyard,, 245 ,p'upils starling school here last week. The fac- ully is '.complete wilh one exception. No one has yet been hired to teach grade and high school music. Supt. R. ,B. Rogness is in charge,: and Robert Leland of Swea City is coach, with Shirley Baker of''Spencer, principal. ; Charles Hilferly, Paul KHz and John Jorgenson: are driving the three rtew school busses'. • Ledyard'meets Lakola in base- hall, (Friday; Sept, 13, • , , BOTH WESLEY SCHOOLS RESUME STUDIES Wesley: Fifty-four pupils are enrolled in Ihe Wesley high school, Charles Mullins is. superintendent and other teachers are Mrs. Mullins, 1 Ralph Hedges, Loren Ozias, Mrs. Helen Kleinpeter, Anna Flom, Mrs.. Jeanette Olson. • Beginners are Jean Price and Marilyn Harr. • ,*'-.. There is a registration of 138 at ti;e ', with Sisters Jqsine, Superior, M,ary Agnes, Virgilia and.Susan, IRVINGTON RURAL SCHOOL FORCED TO CLOSE Irvington: 'For the first time since its opening, many >years ago, Djst,M xschool in Irvington township was forced to close this ill. It is one of the- 'oldest ,«*.>hoQls in the county. Pupils in s ie district will .toe transported tinder the auspices of Ihe American Legion and Velerans of Foreign Wars posts of Algona, Ihe biggesl rodeo in Ihe history of/Kossuth county will be pre% sented here nexl Salurday evening and Sunday afternoon. ' The evening program, Salur- day, Sepl. 14, will be held slarl- ing at 8 p. m. before the grandstand in the fairgrounds.. The afterrioon program will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, starling al 2 p. m. Over 40 performers of the Mid-West Rodeo Co., with • between 50 and 75 head of buck- ing'horses, saddle, horses, Brahma bulls, calves and performance animals will be in the com- pany. ' ""IS "Calgary Red," one of the three best bucking horse riders in the country, was in Algona last week and completed advance arrangements with the service organizations. He will also be a performer on the programs. The same rodeo company is booked for future appearances at Davenport, Chicago, Detroit and New York. Only the fact that an appearance of the rodeo in Denver for this weekend was cancelled because of a polio epidemic, made it possible for the company to ' appear here. The Mid-West compaify has a stock farm and ranch equipment at.Rockwell City, from which point the performers and animals will come. From here they go to Davcjnport... A 13-Act Program There will be 13 individual acts on the program. Starting with a grand entry, a flag drill will be held. Then follows the first section of bucking horses. There will be three Jpucking horse .sections in all. " Rub-A-Dub, the Rodeo Clown, will than appear in an act. t Following that there will be a quadrille on horseback. Later comes wild cow milking contests, calf roping, a musical chair race, and other 1'eatures. : And climaxing all thrill events Will be two sections of Brahma bull riding. "Golden Sun," a beautiful palomino known as the "educated horse," will appear in a special number as well. '". A "Killer" Brahma Bull ', "Preacher White," one of the fightingest of bucking horses, will be in the lists for that evt-nt. New buckers and flew bulls from Mexico have just 'recently been added to the show as well. One Brahma bull coming here has already'killed two mc;n. : Admission will be one dollar for adults -and 50 cents for children from 8 yrs. to 14 yrs. TWOBOYSHURT, SCHOOL ACCIDENTS HERE, SATURDAY ' Seneca: James, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kennedy, is suffering from a broken ankle as.a result . .of' a school accident, last Wednesday morning. • ' . Charles Osborne had • brought h'..< t-aclor to the school baseball park lhal morning and using a road grader was leveling up Ihe diamond anil culling weeds. Some of Ihe freshmen boys, including James, were riding Ihe rear blade. The blade jerked up as il wenl over a piece pf sod and knocked James off, and his fool was pulled under Ihe blade. The youth .-was-.• rush- eel lo Dr, ^Egan's qfijce at ,Ban- crof 1.*, whejevll wasl' !fotmd*"that 'both bones in^She ankle^'were, "broken. He is now at home with' his ankle in a casl. '< I'sevvheje,',Richard and Mary i f >u Mawdsley will attend school Algpna, while the Flunkett uldren and-Larry Johnson will p to ftvington NQ, 9,, o Open A Locker '—'VSt, Benedict ,'centl#,<. returned, veteran. -' has urchaj^} the vaeilr^'.MeKenna Men fyqm Mason, QUjT now isisting with .tbi? pf ftjf. .,,,„., _St p| her'e," figg;"- 3lDl' M * f •>«"*** 4-Virt r -fn-nm '(•->! Gene Murtagh Win* Golf LEDYARD BOY'S ARM BROKEN ON A SLIDE . Ledyard: Francis McDonald, youngest sort of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McDonald, fell from a slide while- playing al Ihe school, Wednesday evening, an4 broke bolh -bones in his lefl arm just above Ihe wrist. The arm was placed in a cast. Francis is in the second grade. DIVORCES GRANTED TO 2 PLAINTIFFS Two*'new divorce cases werfe filed in Kossuth court last Sal- urday, acted upon in -hearings before Judge G. W. Slillman lhal aflernoon, and decrees granled lo both plaintiffs., ' Eugene G. Harrjger of Algona was granted a divorce' from Lillian M, Harriger.' He charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married Feb. 19, 1943,-al'San Maria, Cal., and lived togelher unlil Augusl 17, 1946, Ihe petitipn states. Elizabeth Rieffer was granted" a divorce from Chris Rieffer, The couple lived in Lincoln township. They were married Nov. 18, 1939, and separated July 9, 1946: The plaintiff alleged thai her spouse was a habilual drinker, became drunk and abusive, and was guilly of cruel and" inhuman Irealment -to his wife and their three children. Custody of the three children was given to the plaintiff. Qjne other, .new case filed was that of Ida Mae Gorman in an action of guardianship. FIVE LICENSES TO WED ARC ISSUED , The march of Cupid outdistanced the divorce court mill, however, jn the past week here. Five, licenses to wed were issued. Sept. 3-rLoren Sachs,, Oelwein, apd Faye Qlthott,- Lakpta, 'J3ept..4i-Edwin <?. Thilges, Freak Tornado Ruins All Farm Buildings But A House A freak tornado' vented its destruction on the farm of George Reding in Garfield township, Sunday afternoon about 3 p. m., and completely destroyed all buildings on the farm except the farm house. George was looking out a window'. in the house .when he saw a dark cloud suddenly begin to descend on his place. He turned and shouted to other members of the family to get into the basement then he turned back to. the window, and found his barn, crib, granary, hog ' house and other outbuildings all gone. The cloud lifted and Red; ing found his house intact, but his corn leveled and his soy beans, which were cut and shocked, ruined. While the winds and rain did some damage to that sec* ior, no other damage as serious or devastating had been reported from the Garfield township area except on; the Reding place. v "Golden Sun," Educated Horse, i Rodeo Bill, Saturday^ Sunday LAKE MILLS HERE FRIDAY TO OPEN FOOTBALL SEASON Football gets its "kick-oft" signal here next Friday night. -' Algona high school meets Lake high in the first game of the season. The contest stwts at 8 p.m.' under the lights &t the Athletic Park. . While Algona high is not rated too highly at the moment in North Central Conference circles, it is expected to be able to take the measure of the visitors, who finished second last season in the North Iowa Conference. Skilling Suffers Injury ! CoaclV Gene Hertz will unwrap his starting ; : lineup for the first time. Pictured above is "Golden Sun", the educated horse, Owned by John Staley of Rockwell City, who will appear here in a special act in connection with the second annual American Legion-V. F. W. Rodeo at the Kossuth Fairgrounds, next Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. . ' • _ The horse counts, responds to questions, and performs as intelligently as a human being. He is a beautiful palomino, many times a show winner. • ' . . tosejt, and T&elms St. Joe. Hermann, »£pi. o-=r-AFi f \4ursiend\i, fe^ ton, and Lena, Qeii^nfeld, Algoija fthe powple were married Sept. 7 her? by J^^v, l>. H. Loesph); " Bestenlehper and Mary Vaj [en, Algona. ' . Sept, 7-nPhiliR A- Halsrud. Irvin|tpiw an.4 Boanie -Murtagh is the golf gt ttfi A&QM Gwfcy e defeated Pw? Smith, 20TEAMSSTART IN BOWLING LOOP With 20 teams entered, play began last night in the Kossuth Bowling League at tihe Barry Alleys. This is v four more teams. than played Ihe season lasl winter. Teams bowling in the 1946-47 league are as follows,: Britt, Burt, Consumers Grocery, Tanvilac, ALgona, Barbers, Old Style. Lager, iFerpival Motors, Jaycees, TUogJsa, Hank's Barbers, Hepbie's Ghosts, Swifts, Bradley Bros., Pioneer Seed, Wesley, Lone Rock. Bpuer Implement, •Knights gl Columbus an4 Fisher Ifpns _ .uer Ji Pf Wpstey7Swftts,;lidiey:.Broth, for so. not Alfred Jergensen To Hold Big Farm Sale . Alfred E. Jergenson, located V* mile north and VA mile west of Lone Rock, will hold a big farm sale Wednesday, Sepl. 18. Full details of the sale and machinery, milk cows and other items offered, will ;be found in a cornplete a4 in this issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines. Preston 4 & Flaig will J be auctioneers, and . the Lone Rock bank will clerk the sale. A lunch wagon will be on the grounds. Selling will start promptly at noon. Fly$ To Ball Game Burt: Mr, and Mrs. C. C- S.mith went to Des Moines last weeki Sunday, where ,Mr. Smith to at- Louis took a plane for St. tend the Clevelafl4-St. baseball game Labor Pay. Mrs. Smith vis»te4 DM Momf§frie»ds. Thgy returned, Tuesday. » about 'Several 'positions. Jerry Skilling, light bul speedy back and. experl passer, was injured last'.'Friday in a scrimmage here against Britl high, and rnay nol be able lo slart. There; is also a fight -"on for several/-'other slarling posilions. Chuck Slevens of Spencer will referee, Andy .Anderson of La- kola will . acl as umpire,. arid Sam Calalflp of Crystal Lake will be heaa linesman. Nine Leiiermen Back There are nine returning lettermen on the Bulldog squad, five • in the line and four in the backfield. The tenlalive slarling lineup of Coach Hertz follows: Ends-^-Chuck Crapser (180), and Bob Reilly (140). Tackles — Ed Ridh (150), Jerry Laurilzen (175), or Vaughn Brown (180). FINAL SALVAGE OF PRISONCAMPNOW UNDERWAY HERE Work -began last v/eek on the tearing down, demolition and salvage of practically all of the build- '"<js at 4 ie Algsmi Prisoner-of- War camp. ' The $1,700,000 construction project is to be entirely 'torn down by the Metcalfe Construction Co.. under contract from the U. S. Army Engineers. * There are a few exceptions. One of them — and an encouraging one for Algona — is the fact that the of- ticers club and recreation lounge is not included in 'he 1M nf buildings to be dismantled. This 'build- in? was one requested by the City of Algona in conjunction with ;i bid for dhe land as* use for an airport site;'*' To Use 250 Men. In the meantime, with a skeleton crew, the company began work. A call is being made for 250 men to help with the job. The U. S. Employment Service office here is assisting. Men in need' of jobs can inquire at the USES office. No previous experience is necessary. The construction firm 'has an office in the post engineers -building at »lhe camp.' The area will be treated as a "closed area" however, during the salvage operations, for all except authorized personnel or authorized visitors. Soon Only a Memory. Jack Zeigler is project manager, Mr. .McArdle iS general field supt., Leslie Swanson is salvage supt., Kenneth Metcalfe is salvage disposal supt., and R.' E. Smathers is project auditor. While a. few of the buildings Final Approval To Project By Sisters of Mercy; Fifty Bed Institution Is Planned A new $-100,000 /Hospital will be erected in Algona. Alter two years of work to find a hospital organization interested in Algona as a site for a new hospital, the efforts brought their reward l;>sl week when the Sisters of Mercy, largest hospital organization in the world, stated definitely that tlhey would construct and staff a hospital here. This is the same hospital order that operates the Mercy Hospitals at Mason City and Fort Dodge.. Minimum of 50 Beds. ' While actual architect's drawings have not been completed, representatives of the hospital order said that they would construct a hospital with a minimum of 50 beds, and that it would include the very latest in modern equipment in all departments. , : . > elsewhere''- for"' "rebuilding into housing units, the : camp seems nearly intact. i When the Metcalfe company gets through with the job, however, the Algona camp will be tout a memory. BON MILLER GOES TO COLLEGE STAFF Donald B. Miller, Algona high school principal for Ihe pasl three years, resigned his position last week to become a professor of hislory and political science al Ihe Hillsdale college, Hillsdale, Mich. Mr. Miller will leave for Hillsdale Ihis Salurday. His wife and Iwo children will remain here unlil living quarters can be se- S U A r v±£ h ± M?nT^^In\935 he graduated from the Iowa Stale Teachers college, Cedar Falls, wilh a bachelor of arts degree. He received his master of history degree in 1942 from the i University of Michigan. Since then be has also taken some advanced study al Ihe Uni- versily of Iowa. Mr. Miller has taughl 'in Ihe local schools for nine years. Early Pioneer At Sw.ea City Is Dead Swea Cily: Funeral services were held Tuesday aflernoon for Kale Swelling Counlryman, who died at. her home at Boy River, Minn., the preceding Friday, after a stroke. She was aboul 80 years of age, and a sisler of Ihe lale E. V. Swelling, •'attorney for many years,at Algona, Surviving are , ,her nusband, F.d Countrrnan, former Seneca Lnd SVvefi -.CJJtv "resident, a son The Mother Superior of the order, her assistant in charge of construction, and the order's architect are slated to arrive here the early part of October to put CingJ approval on details of the building program and construction plans. Maple Park, deeded some months ago by the City of Algom to the Junior Chamber of Commerce for just such a purpose, has been inspected by the architect who was enthusiastic about its prospects as a hospital site. He pointed out that it was near the business section of the city, yet away from heavy traffic lanes. He added that its somewhat rolling contour was ideal for a two-level hospital, and that the trees on the site provided a natural setting of beauty that would be hard to improve upon. Took 2 Years Effort. Culmination of the program to establish a new hospital here brings to light much time and effort on the part of many local peo- Bob Christensen (170), Jim Pentecost (155), or Darrel Mosher (155). Centerr-Delmer Kern (160). Backs — Howard Stephenson (150), Garry Waldron (145), Keith Young (150), Jerry Skilling (140), or Cliff Skogstrom (125). Crapser, Rich, Brown, Bowen, Kern and all the backs except Skogstrum. are lettermen. Visitors Average 150 Lbs. iake Mills has six returning lettermen and the team averages about 150 Ibs. . The ' backfield will average about 145 Ibs, Hopes for the visitors were dashed last week 'when the team lost two good back, one through an appendicitis operation, and the other by removal from school. Coach- George. Nep'stad will thus field an inexperienced set of backs on the light side, and has been having trouble getting replacements developed from a small squad. Jamboree -Booked Sept. 7 The annual North Central Conference Football Jamboree wilj,'fae held Tuesday evening, Sept, 17, at Clarion, starting c.t 8 p, m, AJgona is slated to play in the third quarter, and will. meet' Clarion, the strongest team on preseason dope in" ense. Each pf the plays one quarter. the confer? eight teams Moxleys Buy Bowse iFvingtpn; Mr. and Mrs. Merle- Moxley have purchased the town home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Headley, The latter plan to locate ftt and six i hildren. Mrs. Geo, E. Butlert'iald ,is a sister-in-law. Brother Of Algona Woman Succumb? Charles puhigg,"43, a brother of Mrs. Gene 'McMahon of Algona, died Wednesday morning of last week at the JSmmetsburg hospital after an eight-year illness. •Funeral services were held Friday morning at St. Thomas Catholic church in Emmetsburg, wilh •burial there. A brother, Rev. James Duhigg, pastor of Sacred Heart church in Livermore, officiated at the funeral services. Mr. Duhigg is survived by his wife, throe children, his father, and another sister Celebration 2 Pays This Week ., .A .;-.\.j(. ppuununlty's Friday, Sept, thj til's 4acsrdj|fl Pau4 will perform w fo»4 underway at 'l?:4§ », t will also b* day, C|ub is the BARN DESTROYED IN FIRE. THURSDAY Wesley: Fire completely destroyed the barn on the McPher- sori Estate farm, northwest of here, as a result of a lightning bolt during the severe storm last Thursday evening. The farm is tenanted 'by the Wilbur West family. Also burned when the barn was struck were 20 bales of hay and two sets of harness. Luckily the family had not harvested th'eir alfalfa hay. The barn was covered by insurance, but none was carried on the contents. The farm which is directly east of the Olaf Funnemark farm home, was farmed until last year by Guy A.ldric'h. Corn and trees in that vicinity were also bpdly flattened and. twisted in the storm. The Wesley fire department was called but the fire had gained too much headway to halt. Other adjacent buildings were saved. The barn was on the south side of the road and the house on the north side. STORM, WINDS CREATE• CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE Union: The Thursday evening slorm did much damage in Ihis area. Cornfields and Irees were knocked down, and buildings were damaged. Eleclrical -appliances also were»harmed in some cases and fusesl>lown otrc. Electricity on the high line was disrupted. Al Merril Bacon's yard damage was reporled, and at Frank Cruikshank's place the barn was moved and two brooder houses damaged. St. Joe Folks Hpme After 5,000 Mile Trip St; Joe: Mrs. Nicholas Weydert, with Adeline and George Fafaer of West Bend, returned Saturday from a two weeks trip through the west, covering some 5,000 miles in all, ' Mr. 5 and Mrs. Clem Freedman of Lament and Mr. and Mrs. John PeMelle of Independence were Monday dinner guesls al Ihe Weydert home. pie and groups to achieve this improvement. The "ball" started rolling about two years ago, when a group of business and professional leaders met, representing all groups and faiths, and agreed that a new hospital was a dire necessity in Algona. A committee was appointed at that time, and efforts began to contact all known hospital groups to find one that would be interested. As things progressed, the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce lent a helping hand and acquired the Maple Park square block for just such a use, under option from the city. line local American Legion appointed a committee, which in turn made efforts to contact hospital groups, through the local minist- 'erial association. Several orders seemed interested at various times, but obstacles arose, or lack of personnel existed", so that none .were in a position to act, More recently, an order became interested but before things .could be brought to a head, Watertown, S. D., stepped in ahead and won the place Algpna souHht. Oil Burner "Burps" When an oil burner ''burped" and backfired, Monday- morning, a call was put in to the Algona, fire department from the Algona Creamery. When the depart- men£ arrived - Ihe smoke was clearing and 'all 'was "well. '. Forger Gets Pardon ,,_.*, James. Walker,' ppinrnjlted tq the Anamosa • reformatory -in February, 1944, from KossUth; county, on a conviction for forgery, was.pardoned from institution last week by Robert D.. Blue. Buys HPHSC In Burt; J, C. Osesjnijn JMS ws hoyse in tfte wgs| 3urt to lives of »* Soderkerf, who , six months ago, the Mother Superior and assistant in charge of corf- struction, from the Sisters of Mercy order, visited Algona. Nothing: mucJh came of this immediately, but two months ago, a local business and a local professional man took it upon themselves at their own expense to go to Detroit, Mich., home of the order for the Detroit province, which includes the states of .Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The order agreed to investigate Algona further. From that consultation came ' immediate action. The order 'had its architect visit Alffona. and study all proposed sites. He favored Maple Park. The order thereupon definitely committed itself to construction of a new hospital here. In ,lhe meantime, contact was made with .the . State Dept, o't* Health, which stated that in a recent hospital survey of tihe state, Algona was rated as No. 1 in the- state, as a community, needing, better hospital facilities. As a result, $100,000 of the state's allocation of funds for hospital construction has been earmarked for Algona and will be incorporated into the estimated $400,000 project. To Raise $100,000. Of the balance of $300,000 required for financing, the hospital, the Sisters |Of Mercy have agreed to assume a bonded indebtedness for $200,000 with the community and area to be served by the hos^- pital to raise $100,000. , This sunn will be the goal in a forthcoming hospital fund drive. Thus the general area stands. to i eceive the full benefits of a $400,000 hospital with an area. contribution program of only $100,000. The recently passed Hill-Bwrlon bill in congress, allocates certain sums by states for (hospital construction. The bill passed' only a few weeks ago, but prompt action on the part pf-" local leaders earmarked $100,000 for the project here out of the funds allocated to Iowa. The -Mother Superior. told icora- mittee members of the local bps- pital group itoat the construction here will keep in mind possible lutuie expansion, and will also en.-' able the prder, to , establish a, school for nurses here if such a move should be decided upon at a 1 later date. _ ( GROUP AT FENTQN M.SQ j URGES HOSPITAL ACTION j. Fenton: A meeting was h'eld ati the Fentpn gym Iftst Thursday ey»» ening in regard to a proposed, new > hospital da the county, Or, tfcjtei-' Swea Cjty, preside^ T After discussion if was that 9 steefing pointed to c bring about 9 Vot at the N<?ven>b.eff funds for a have tp bg taxes, ang i wouJd'fee future The flf; Dj.' Fo?1

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