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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1939
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PAGE BIX Would Be Hard To Buy Him Now; Indians Beal Yanks Twice NEW YORK, Aug. V. (UP)—Only a few days ago the Dodgers, Cubs, nnd Giants were read) 1 to peel off enough greenbacks io acquire Joe Medwick from the Cards, but it'll take another trip to Hie bank and nil armored ear to lug enough coin to pry him loofe today. Alter squabbling nnd making up with Manager Ray Blades, Hie clouting Cardinal outfielder has been hitting everything that came near the plate. He is the big reason that the Cardinals are riding a nine-game winning streak and represent about Ihe lost threat to the Cincinnati Reds in the National League pennant rnce. In his list four games, the Hungarian hitter from Carterct, N. J.. has hit snfely 11 times in 18 trios mid his wallops include « homer, triple, and four doubles. This is at the rate ot .011. and 11 he can keep it up for a fcv, 1 more dtvys he will be challenging for the batting leadership. He got six safeties in 11 limes at bat yesterday ns the Cards took n twin bill from the Phillies. 11-0 nnd 8-3. to cut Hie Reds' lead to ?'/• games. I^efty Bob Wetland pitched a. five-hit shutout In Hie Opener, nnd Rookie Morton Cooper scattered nine hits in Die nightcap. - The Reds salvaged the aftermath, 8-G, after the Brooklyn Dodgers had won the opener, 5-0. Lu'r.e Hamlin outpitched' Paul Derringer) Today's Sport Parade By Henry Mcl/«mor» NEW YORK, Aug. 7. (UP)— Putting Die sports shot here and (here: Who said anything about the power of the press? After reading a full ten thousand articles on how he will get Ills hciul knocked off when In? meets Jo<; Louis for the heavyweight title next jnontli. liol) I'ns- lor vwiit oul and bet $a,500 iliul he would win .of Ills own mcnfy. too, which establishes n new ifcord lor optimism, confidence, dafflncss, or something like Hint. ... At 184 pounds, ulik-h Is Hie weight he expects Io train down 13. Pastor will be Die lightest heavyweight c)i:ilh>n;;''r since Cnr- lienller. the "orchid man," luckled Uemjxscy In Ihe Jersey meadows. The American Davis cup team on't be oillcially named until jusl before (he matches with Australia, bill 1 have It on vilmt the Washington corresp:ndenls o.->ll "unitii- peacliable authority" that our side will consist or Hobby Rlggs, the man vjho walks like Charlie Chup- lin; Frankie Parker, the "million dollar legs" boy. and Don McMrlll, Ihe Oklahoma kid . . . Hlifgs und rtcr will licindlc Die singles nnd Parker mid AlcNclll the doubles. . Alice Maible, Miss Tennis uf , thinks It is tood enough t<> retain the cup, and foresees two vlcl'.rles for fllgsjs and one for Parker as the ixiint getters .Marble O'Neil Is Mat Card Newcomer George ncnncll will try ill-rough-and-ready style against a newcomer known us nuck O'Ncil In one of Ihe mulches on tonight's mat card nt the American Lenta menu, fiemictl, who has lje>en used on nuijK'i-oiis card. 1 ! here recently by Promoter Mike Mwcnuy, usually depends on slugging kicking and other similar methods and will |)t<jbat)ly follow llils stylo tonight. Another performer who likes it rough Is Mike Nn/erlan, big Ar- Jiifnlan. who Is shtted lo meet Nirk F:llt<:h, the UUcii. N. Y., grnmtler 111 the feu tu re bout on Ihe card. Nashville Makes Challenge And Falls Back lo Third P lace Hy United Press The Nashville Vol.s had shot their Ijolt nnd Hie Memphis Chicks Imlay were still In command of the i.s the yoiiiig jad'y. Southern Association situation by whose tennis hat—a baby blue contrivance resembling a cross between a baseball nnd a jockey cap some six games. Tim Chicks pasted n- double defeat on the Vols yeslerdny lo —was complimented •by the Queeiil 11 " 1 ' 1 ' fom ' Bame series at two-ail Mother after this year's Wimbledon i" ml " Iltl(> "ic damage the Vols had final . . . This must have pleased I "'''ought by winning the first two Miss Marble, n sportswear stylist, games oMhe set. In the opener, allowing but hits ns the Dodgers rushed all their runs home in the ninth. The largest -Cincinnlali crowd of Uic season, 30,653, saw the nhlncland- crs come from behind with n three run burst in the clgliili to !n!a> the nightcap. An overflow crowd of 37,665 nt Pittsburgh rooted the Pirates io a fi-0 victory over the Ginnls after Ihe New Yorkers had luken the opener, 9-5. A IQ-hlt barrage off- five pitchers by the Giants broke Joe Bowman's four-game winning streak in the first game, but Bob Klinger clicked olf the Tcrrymcn with five blows in Uie second. Max West's 12th inning home run gave the Boston Bees a 9-3 decision after the Cubs had pounil- ed three runs home in the nlnlh to tie the score. Baseball's largest crowd ot the season, 70,153, poured through Yankee Stadium turnstiles and saw the world's champions humbled twice, 5-1 nnd 7-1, by the Cle-.-e- land Indians. In llic first game Bnllett Bob Feller won his first game since his memorable nil-slur performance for his 16th vlctoiy. Jeff Heath hit n home for the deciding tally in Ihe seventh. Feller allowed only five hits, Ihc same number Lefty Gomez gave the Tribe, nnd he fanned nine. Mel Harder doled out four hits in winning the nightcap. 1 The double setback pared Ihe Yankee lead lo eight games over the Boston Red Sox. who split n paid with ' Hie Detroit 'risers. Rookie Freddy Hnlcliinson. who couldn't make the grade nt the ginning of the season and wns »enl to Toledo, scored his second mmense-ly, bemuse the Queen Mother has long been famous for icr laslc in mllllneny. will be Ihe sen- llmcntal favorilc In Ihls year's National Women's golf championship . Miss Orcutt Is (he Mac Smith of gals golf. . . . She has won rill Hie cllier titles, nnd played good enough golf to win'10 Nationals, but the champlnshtp always slips her by ... Just nhont (he hardiest nnlmn'l of them all is the trcttlug horse, who lias his tiny ef glory nt slcepv little Goshen. N. Y., llils Wednesday . . . Unlike the running horse, Irolicrs and pucer.s nre bind to take punishment and revel in it . . . It Is not unusual fcr a (roller or a pacer to prepare for n race., with two miles of Harming up, then go another mile or -more in scaring at the start, and then pace or trot three cv more mile heals . . , and all ot this pulling a racing sulky equipped wilh n stout old Rcntle- man driver and (rotting horse times don't suffer badly iu comparison times. running horse Scvcnty-llvo thousand Finns are studying English in anticipation ot the 1940 Olympic games in Hcislng- fois, the idea being thai English nnd American visitors will Imve a more comfortable -stay if their hosts (nlk their language. . . . Jack Hurley, who managed Billy Pctrcllo for so many years, now claims he has Petrollc's successor In Bally Marqmirl, "135 pounds of clnss. brains, and dynamite," to quote Hurley's unbiased opinion Dick Met?,, cue of the top ranking pros, believes Hull n mntch play tournament between the professionals nnd amateurs would onl- draw any other golf tournament Bud , , . „ . ^, C ~ save the National Open ou™,Wl H BP ™molllv i'x Wnr(1 of Spokane should win tho S5VA >"d WB, °uuU, £— -r u^r'"'^'^ out of trouble several limes as a n,S°?' ' , „ „' ' ' '" ly result of seven passes. The Hosox!™^ H,.^.,^.!'!? ^J" llle Nashville dropped to third ptace uy Hie double loss nnd Ihc Atlanta Ciackers moved into second by winning a pair from New Orleans. Knoxvtlle and CliaUnnooga nlso iron double-headers to make it a >weep for one chili in ench of Hie two-ply ntlrnctloiis. The Chicks came from behind nnd tied Ihe score at three-all In Ihe seventh inning of the first game. They won It 4 to 3 after 'ully Kiknrd's long triple In the eighth provided the winning mnr- ;In. Another big rally gnvc the Jhlcks (he nightcap.' 0 to 4, Trailing 4 lo 2 going into the .nst ninnlng, (hey broke loose for four rims lo spoil the Vols' dream of remaining- In striking distance of first place. The Crackers downed the Pelicans G lo !> mid 8 lo .'1, The first contest went 12 innings and the Crackers used five pitchers. Lnmnn Harris 'threw only one ball mill 1-cceFvMl credit lor llic victory when Mnnldin singled home nuckcr. who had tripled, in the llllli. The second game lusted only live innings nnd went lo Ihc Crackers largely on a five-rim spurt in Uie third Inning. The Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Birmingham Barons 15 to 2 and 7 to 0. The Lookouts didn't make as many runs ns hits in the opener but. iiipy stole six bases nnd brnefUled nn four Barons errors and the u' ol Pilcher Hobo Carson. Dick Bass coasted to an easy mound victory. The second game wns closer and iigciiti base stealing played n decisive pint, four Lookouts stealing a stick. The Knoxvillc Swokii-s edged the Little Rock Travelers :< to 2 ami 3 to I in the only double-header which retail red liyhl pitching. Swi- gnrt und Rambert let Ihe Travelers down will] 12 hits in the two games nnd Hie Smokies didn't gel many moro oil Hnnk Harris nnd Author Of River Novels. Wrilcs Of Happenings j Along Mississippi Wllli ears anc! t-yes (mini In the ways of Hie people lie knows Iji'sl, Hen I.Helen liiirman con- Inines his stenmlioat lour of the ;.<ul wiiiiitoi-fiiliy r lm ' ny storj,,"',!,- Hie river. This Is nn article, im- pai'C'd exclusively for NKA H,.|- VMT and Hils newspaper ),„ 1)l( . (i-leliialed novelist whimi nitii-s Hail as "(lie new Mark Twain." 11V Jlli.V LUCIKN litiliMAN NVillli'ii for NKA Servlri- The pnckctboat Tennessee Dellc )|jfiatlng. from New Orlenns to .'•rec-nvllle, Miss., isn't cniryliii' msseiiKcrs :il (he moment because :hi''s too busy with freight bin •>'<• Is likely ID begin again lit anv lime. Tile Belle-, on which I havi: i-ved us cub pilot, is the yucui of (lie lower river. Her gay mns Icr, Captain Dltk Dlcliari-y, is a tiyure out of a Dumas novel and 'ier scholarly, dryly Inmioiou, pilot, Captain Charley Barker, is 'i page from Mark Twain. Even Ihc roustabouts, Baby Fa<p Sixty One, Boldbottom, Piece of Man, have caught the gny. can 'ree spirit of tliclr masters', And, of course, there's my roil :<.'!• friend, old Uncle Jesse, always with some idea, new nmt! whff " a dislingiiished committee Ben Liicleu Bin-man's most re- Uncln ff 'iP«o ,„, mi , I"" 1 "° Ve ' p " Bi ° w f ° r fl ^'"""B." the Southern Authors' Award for *="",£ I J ™ r M "cm l E ," ill!^!. 0 ' 1938 ' II ™ ™'* n «"> n of »« ™»«W of his ng much attenlion to the Indies. i ml one afternoon lie turned to ne gravely. "Captain, why don't yon git Jiirself some of this come here to me wnlerr he asked. "It 1 .; wonderful, this tome here to jne ^riU C^rt y pl B a' ^f^'wnf'ieS S^S Mould Have beaten the prcs b , -l Jl>c(s looks llke " tired, tired, girl , , win oul tl)Drc °» liie court, and one who nedy scattered nine lilts ™ etls BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas Canitlicrsvtllc ....... 21 Newport ............. 21 Paragoukl .......... 13 Joncsboro ........... 13 W. L. Pet, Uie opener and Hnrlond dill's " cras " lo "g- Ici1 g rest from fore- homer with ti male aboard in the. 1 " 1 ™ cll °l )s nmt volleys. . ninth decided the last game. The Washington Senators scored their seventh straight win, -1-3, over Die Chicago While Sox, but not because Dutch Leonard out- pitched the veteran Ted Lyons. Three ot Washington's runs resulted from errors. —o— Yesterday's hero-. Freddy Hut- chlnson of the Detroit Tigers, \vlio not only pitched six-lilt ball to prove his major league caliber, but helped win his own game with Soiilhcni Memphis Atlnntn four singles in four trips to the Nashville plate, balling in two scoring three himself. Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas Ix'-ijtic Paragould 6-3. Jonesboro 5-8. Newptrt 5-1, Camthersville 1-0. Southern League -B, Nashville 3-4. Chattanooga 15-7, Birmingham 2-C. Knoxville 3-3, Little Rock; 2-1 Atlanta 6-8, New Oilcans 5-3 (first Eame 12 innings, second culled end of fifth to allow teams to catch train.) ChatUmoogn Knoxrille Birmingham Lilllc Rock Ne\v Orleans League W. ... G-l ...CO ...55 5G .503 .568 .514 .351 Pet. .593 .5-11 .534 .521 .5i» .•141 .434 .M6 National Cincinnati St. Louis Chicago . Pittsburgh 49 45 Brooklyn 43 48 N'e\v York 43 43 Boston 43 53 W. fi2 34 55 42 53 40 49 L. Pet. .64!) Philadelphia .535 .510 .500 .500 .418 20 67 .230 Nalional League New York 9-0, Pittsburgh 5-G. '• Brooklyn 5-6, Cincinnati 0-8. St. Louis 11-8, Philadelphia 0-3 . Boston 9, Chicago 8 (12 Innings). American League Cleveland 5-7, New York 4-1. St. LoiSis 11-8, Philadelphia 4-6. Detroit 10-3, Boston 1-8. Washington 4, Chicago 3. The Vedalla-lady beetle Is I'e- Bponslble .for much of Hie success of California's citrus industry. It feeds on all of Ihe pest Insects, American I.C.IRIIC W. L. New York C 9 30 Boston GO 37 Chicago 55 46 "- " S2 Cleveland 51 Washington 45 Philadelphia ... 3,3 St. Louis .... ""'a Pet. .697 .61!! .545 .520 .520 .441 .304 | .200 I Atlanta at Binningliain, Mom- Iloch; C.ouiily Will ay In Evc,nl The No. Nine ami Blackwnter baseball loams, champions of the A and B divisions of the Mississippi Cotmly Baseball League, will br Jonesboro bmind next Thursday- to take part in |li e tllsirloi toiir- nnment i c lie held August 11, 12 and 13. Players to innke the trip In Hie A class me, Lcdbcltcr. Young. Mnlllns. H. Tiargcr. Kusix- ing. F. liarser. Wilson. Collins. Ashnbranner. Maim, Phillips, Wall. Lutos Tuft. Tiplon. Blecisoe, Pnvh and Wright, In the B class llie players are Quails. Johns. Scot), Gram, Whitney, Hicks. Thompson. Sinnllicrman. Lutes. Wilson, Orirnn. Stotts. lUirUcrt. UHnch. K. tt, CnslleinaM. Meharg and Lcri- belter. All players ol both divisions arc requested lo be at Lutes Paik tomorrow Afternoon. August 8, for final instructions. COURIER mm His Stones Authentic SflLl LNES II I'S n whistle rhs>t blew on Indian war whoop. I.O.VO H'HISTLH— GOOD 1'ir.OT The roustabout judges the pilot not by his skill in steering the boat through ihc slioals and eddies of the river, Init by llic l of time be blows tiie wlilslle. "Jfs Ihisaway about tliem pilots," Uncle Je.-ise will tell you. "if a pilot blows a wlilslle so long It gets the boat to shaking and knocks down the saucers on the shelves In the cookhouse, that there's a mighty flue pilot, That there's a man 'II never git you Into no kind of trouble. "But if he's one of them pilots blows hoi 1 quick, so she jest give.s a squeak like a cat when you step on her, git olf that boat as quick ns you can. 'Cause that's a mean man, a smart aleck man, The jjord don't like that kind of pilot, and he's going to sink that boat sure." MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1939 Charles digger Is i Blind Bogey Winner writing. For Burman—pictured above at the helm of Hie river steamer Gordon c. Greene--actually has served as a cub pilot on the Mississippi. for they can bring llic boat cat- [ish and game lo brighlcn n sleam- boat table. "There was a pretty lively time Irop of It when I walks on .... .......... Canal street. iln'l n colored girl passes she don't .urn her hend. "And the while people uses 11 n iiloiHy, (oo. Every Friday night, f you pass by (hem big New Or- eans department stores you can sec 'em taking big buckets of this come heerc to me water and sprinkling it over (he doorsteps. And Saturday morning there'. 1 ; such crowds in them stores VOH couldn't git a rooster inside, 'it's sine wonderful this come here lo ne water." •MUDGSIKiVT 11AV" O.V THE K1VC!! Like the Golden Eagle nnd Ihe Gordon Greene, tlic, Teniiw-see Belle is a limitless mine o( story and legend, fnct nnd fancy. You can lonvn from Captain Bic-k or his fellows about rivcL-imm's New Orleans coffee, so black and violent it Ls reputed lo have (he property of dissolving au gunmen from Chicago in n shaiitytiont to iron bar. "Some came hide from the law for until things cooled olf »p Dial way. and they got into an argument with some of our shanty- boaler.s. "The Chicago boys were used to nmning tilings, and took out their pistols and began ( a little shooting. But it was n bad mislake. A lot of the slinntybo.ik'r.'i nrosmJ here are Kentucky mountaineers, or Louisiana trappers bom with one finger a little crooked for holding a trigger, and no shanty- toal ever got out of here as : fast as that one. The last f heard of any other ways, you might ns well get yourself laid in your coffin," The whistle on the Tennessee Belle is one of the most beautiful on the river, rich and deep like a buss singer at. the opera. Steamboat whistles are the diamonds. the platinum of the river. Many a whistle lias ben handed on from old boat lo new boat like a treasured family heirloom, and lives have- been risked many times to rescue a whistle lost oii some unlucky vessel foundered in a treacherous eddy. Particularly valued have been (lie whistles of many tones, with pipe.s like those of nn organ, and special whistles like that or the old Natchez, which was named for Ihe Natchez Indians, and curried Hughes To Moot Mead; Ark-Mo To Oppose LangRion i Eight o'clock tonight is the time set. (or the Business Men's Softball League to resume operations after the usual weekend rest. In the first of two games, which lake place at Haley Field, ihe ArkMo Power Corporation will take on Langston- Wrolen. tn Ihe nightcap, ihe league leading Mead Clothing Company will attempt lo add another victory to their five straight, when they meet K. D. Hughes Company. The standings in this league arc: ., , won fcst Meads 5 o Hughes 3 2 Ark -Mo 2 3 Lnngston-Wrolni'...'.'..'.'. 0 5 SAN FRANCISCO CUP) _ Roy Gardner, train robber and "headline bndmtm" cf two decades ngo who spent 18 years in prison including 25 months on dreaded' Al- cntrnz island, now has a job. He is lecturer on one of the excursion beats from the International Golden Gate exposition, which carry tourists around Alcatrax island. Charles digger wan the blind bogey o;nlest at the Blythoville Country Club here yesterday. Crlg- ger, with a 15 stroke handicap, lurjied In a net total of v<j t 0 C qu,,| (lie bogey score. „ Four ether golfers lied for second honors. They were w. A Turner with a 12 handicap, i|. w! Hnlnes with a seven handicap and c W. Affllck with an 18 handicap, ail of whom had net scores of 77,' iml | Clifford Cavitt, with a handicap of seven and a net score ot vs. Hand Harpoons i.and ,, SYDNEY. N. S. W. (UP)_i) C . scendanis of the Bounty mutineers have revived the whaling Industry off Norfolk island. They use the primitive hnnd harpoon equipment of their forebears. Last mouth they captured five wliales. One. month's yield of oil wns 24 tons. Head Courier News want ads. Complete Line of WEST1NGHOUSE ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Heaters WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 110 S. Second Phone 314 PHONE 205 FOR YOUR POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & olher poultry at all times. ft'E DRESS AND DELIVER FREE 1 . STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. 4Wi E. Main WRESTLING George Bennett vs. Buck O'Neil Mike Hazerian vs. Hick Elitch AMERICAN LEGION ARENA, MONDAY 8 P.M. •—•i.n ui JU.T lUILUVi.t ilUUlll I U'J i. «-i»v. hnblls of the wily raccoon, who I , "' :1S "'°'" :1 P»ot on-one of Today's Games N'orllirasl Arkansas I/cague Ccmuhrrsvlllc at Newport. Joncsboro at Paragould. Southern League Kno.vville at Memphis, night. Atlanta al Birmingham. Nashville at Little H:ck, Chattanooga al New Orleans. when he fancies some honey, studies Ihc direction in which two aces are Hying, nnd locale.; the hive by watching- where I he lines of llieir night cros.-;. This scouting work completed, the 'soon rolls r In n mud bank until l,e is completely encased in a clay armor, tlion goes out to make (lie raid on Ihe treasure trove. Or you can learn how Ihe panther, oil' in the cypress .swamps beyond ihe levee, is oni: of Ihe worlds best ventriloquists, nnd by pulling his paw in front ol his month just before issuing Ills bloodcurdling cry, is so able to throw ills voice that (he deer or human lie is pursuing Is baffled to find which direction Ihe danger is approaching: while the. victim's confused mind Is still searching for a road :o escape, he is'tolled by a spring of the gicnt monster behind. You can learn about (he first electric lighted boat that came down (he river with the first searchlight blazing .11 )»'>• prow, causing (lie negroes and Ihe poor whites on the bank lo Ilee in terror, (or they thought It w;is the day of judgment with the Lord picking out the good pcopie from the bnd. You can learn about the famous goals of (lie Anchor Line, those white Immnculnte wanderers who were Ihc sacred Indian bulls of Ihe river. 'Hie goats would patronizingly stay aboard a boat ol the line as long as they were treated in (lie fashion bedding tlicir stately persons; when they felt themselves slighted or when wanderlust, overcame them, they would qulrklv go ashore and wr.Il at the wharf for another Anchor vessel, nnd when it arrived walk solemnly up the gangplank. Never did liiey make a mistake and set a white hoof aboard (he vessel of a competitor SOFTl'NIXr, HI' THI: C.UXMKX You can learn a lot about shanly- men on the Belle. Captain Dick, like the masters ot many ot Uie boats on (he lower river, is on terms with (lie shanlymcn. TODAY'S GAMES National League Bcston at Brooklyn, u|c,),l Only game scheduled. American 1.0.15x11? St. Louts at Cleveland, uir-i Only game scheduled. TERMINI* TERMINATES TEfcMlTES BRUCE-MEMPHIS NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry nnd Cleaning Service the ocean ships who snid lie saw them henilim; out lo the dull nl Mexico." HO1V 'CO C'ATCH tSOOl) UJCK There's nn old shnntyumn on Ihe Belle's route who lias n little fish dock where lie sells his , c.itch lo till' people of the nearby ; towns. No mailer how often lie! changes his location, and no mnt-j ter how didtcuU Hie maneuvering i in a- :;«ift current, he always an- I cliors Oii> boat .<;<> Hint ils door is facing upstream, "Do it so the'll catch good luck," he informs you. "You can calch C.ood luck with an open door just the same as fish in a net. And Hie way to catch it is facing up stream 1 , 'cause the good luck comes down (he liver, .she never goes up. I( you put the door facing irest®ne nrcjHsi'RKn TJRKS Give You GiMi-miTK]) COKD NON-SKID TKKAI) inn'/; COTTON CONSTKUCnON Huy On Our BUDGET PLAN Sol of -1 Tires I'or As l.illle As $1.75 per week MOTOR CO. Dili* Sntiirs, llurlgel Mgr. Mh .« Waliml Vlionc 810 IMPORTANT NOTICE! As an additional service to its customers, all cotton received at either the Memphis Compress ami Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. will he insured for its full market value against any loss or damage by fin;. No charge will he assessed for this insurance. When issued, the warehouse receipt will show that the hale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton taking out. individual insurance o policies against loss by fire. SIGNED; Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. Rvailaln, Arkansas and Storage Co. Memphis,

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