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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 21, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NKWRPARPn ^n v^n.,.,,^ .„„, ., _ ^*—l~ 1 . f f*~f VOLU.MK XXXVf—NO. 130. Blythevllle courier Blythoville Herald JTHBDOM1NAMT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND BOWTHKAOT MISSOURI Hope For Continued Peace Grows Despite Much Sword Rattling Blyllievlllc Dally News Mississippi valley tauter By Press J3LYTIlKVtLLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 21,, 1900 Here's What Million Looks lake SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS While Europe prepared today against the possibility oi a disastrous war a strong peace movement got undcrwav Hie Oslo powers, so-called because they entered into a nentral- . Ity pact at Oslo, Norway, decided to appeal to tlie great powers to reach a settlement and avoid bringing on a conflict which would bring suffering not only on theh own peoples but on those of smaller countries not directly involved in their quarrels. The foreign ministers of the Oslo, powers—Norway, Sweden Denmark, Finland, The , Methorlands Belgium and Luxemburg—were in- vited by King Leopold of the Bel- gtums to meet in Brussels on Wednesday and draft an appeal. . While the military importance of the seven nations is negligible their stand is not without significance During the World War the neutrals were a life line for Germany. Cut off from the great agricultural and mineral resources of Sran- clanavia especially Germany would be hard pressed in any protracted war. On the other side of the picture Great Britain and France were fully on the niert for trouble . it was announced In London that "obstructions" would be placed around strategic harbors on the coast. The cabinets of botii Great Britain and Prance were called Into session for tomorrow to consider the situation. The French in addition called a full council of ministers for Thursday. Troop movements on both sides of the Polish border increased accounting in part for British and Six Drown When Gale IHitsBoat RYE BEAClf, N. H., Aug. 21 (UP)—A tragedy which overlook n Sunday deep sea fishing party was revealed here today when llu bodies of six persons—Including sweethearts who were to have wed next month—were washed ashore near here. 'Die six apparently had drowned after Ihe gale-lashed seas capsized their 22-foot cabin cruiser. DEJLE05 TO BECT May Close Rift Which D# velopecl When President Resigns UTTLE ROCK, Aug. 21. (UP)— A rilt that appeared in the ranks of the Arkansas Deer Dealers and Confectioners Association when its attorney, Roy Prewitt, announced French concern. German troops \ plans k, challenge tlie Nvbem~ Art massed In the "treaty corridor" of in court may be settled this after- rjt" 1 ^IT^' leadiw fl ' ora ™™^™ 0 ^ c «"»» meets j » * Austria to Poland. Poland massed troops on the ( German frontier and was understood to have moved almost all its forces from the eastern border facing Russia. ,In the Orient the Japanese turned their attention to possible measures against the United States as well as Great Britain. The Tokyo press asserted that the foreign '6fflde r is considering a tentative p&llcy -of. -retaliation against 'American- Interests In'china in case the United States placed nn embargo on the shipment of. war supplies to Japnn, Pood rioting broke out in Shanghai where 500 Chinese stormed n rice slore. The riot, was attributed to sharply rising prices'and the low value of Chinese currency. Trade Pact Signed As the first move in - a week which was expected lo bring developments of world importance, Germany announced the conclusion of a trade agreement will) Russia. Under the agreement, signed here Saturday, Germany is to grant Russia an 580,000,000 credit and is to buy $72,000,000 worth of goods from Russia. It wns understood that Russia would send Germany vitally needed minerals, cil and timber' in exchange for machinery, particularly ^ lower electrical equipment. The agreement was purely an Qct. economic one. but the natural hope ne c In Nazi quarters was that it would j a!1 improve political relations at aJMnr. . The meeting was called to elect a successor to w. I. Oliver, termer president or the association, who resigned Saturday night, slating that he was against the Nyberg act but dkl not think a suit challenging it should be brought. The Nyberg act places a . tax on beer and alcoholic beverages. Prewitt said invalidation by" the supreme court of State Senator Paul, .Gutenschn's vote 'would give the association a chance to go into court and ask that the act might be held void. v Vnrlf 1 OrK Tells Committee Of Proposed Conditional Gift Of Books WASHINGTON., Ali B . 21. (Ui')_ Dr. John Hnrvey Sherman, president of (he university of Tampa, testified loday that the German consul at New Orleans attempted last year to influence the school's faculty thr:iigh n gift of books from Ihe Nazi government. Dr. Sherman Identified the consul as Baron Eclgan Von Spiegel He said Ihe gift of books was to lie conditioned on nssiirance thnt Ihe professor of German nt the university was friendly lo Hie Nazi regime. , , , i Sherman testified that the German chair at the university was occupied by Professor otto T Kraus who was not sympathetic to Ihe Nap.l regime nnd who had been the subject of a "series of attacks based on innuendo" sometime before. Dr. Kraus came lo this country in May, 1037 and took out citizenship papers. Ite has been German professor at Tampa since HID fall of, thnt year. "He made it clear In his teaching," Dr. Sherman said, "that he was bitterly opposed to the Nazi philosophy. He was frankly Democratic and very liberal." If you ever make your million, Earl A. Hauby of Chicago's Federal Reserve Hank shows what you will have, i>n wl i,i gl , (irc 60000 ftves 25,000 tens .and 25,000 twenties. It will pack |,, t o n suitcase four icec long, 25',i inches liljjli find six inches deep. iovernment Official Sees War Talk As Precluding U. S. Prosperity MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 21. (UP) Funeral Held For Mother, Twin Babies An 18-year-old mother and her new-born twins were burled kdny side by side. Mrs. Roclta May Overon, wife of Elmer Ray of Half Moon, died Sunday morning after n daughter had been bom dead Saturday night and a sen had died earlier Sunday morning. Mrs. Ray vns Admitted to the! hospital Saturday. Tlie Rev. S. A. Merrill, pastor of the Assembly of God church, con- hicled riles Ihis nftcrncon at the ionic of an uncle, Chris Ovcrlon, of Half M-;on, and burial wns made at North Sawba cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. Hny .s survived by one daughter, Llnnic Rcettn; her parents. Mr. and Mrs. [ William Overtoil; three brothers, John, Jesse Lee and William Over- Ion Jr., and two sislcrs. Misses Georgia Bell and Christine Overtoil, all of Half Moon. —Real prosperity not return NEW YORK, Aug. 2!. (UP) — Cotton closed steady. open high low clcse Oct 87G 871 865 869 Dec 853 Jan 840 Mar 833 . 815 May ... July 802 Spots clcsed nominal at 919, off 3. 8-12 837 821 803 850 V 840 830 815 198 B5S 842n 834 818 802 to the United States until threats of war fade in Europe, Col. J. Monroe Johnson, assistant secretary of commerce, said today in an address nt'.Uie Tennessee State Convention of the •AmeHehn'-Legbn.:; "We have mcncy and resources," e said, "and every clement of >rosperily but disturbances In other sections of the world preclude a possibility of increased trade and commerce for the time being." Johnson snid the United" States Is prepared fir war nnd will win if forced into a major conflict. He praised this nation's strong national defense, predicted that in event of war tiie United stales would have the universal draft but said "God forbid that wo be drawn into another;" New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21. (UP) —Critical political situations abroad were reflected in the cotton market today and futures clos- time when Great Britain and France sought to include Russia in their defensive bloc. Significance was seen in an inspired statement to the foreign press, expressing hope that the agreement wculd mean n substantial increase in dwindling German- Russian trade and commenting: "This expectation is based on the fact that Germany and Russia—one an industrial state, the other with inexhaustible raw material wealth are economically naturally complementary to each other." In connection with the economic situation, Friedrlch Walter Landfried, state secretary of the economics ministry, said in a speech at Kcenigsberg yesterday that Germany is as well prepared economically for war as she was militarily and that she had no need for "political" credits from countries such as Britain and the United States entailing disarmament. Further evidence ,cf wide scale army maneuvers, coupled with general military preparedness, was pro- k end. In r . addition to the usual thousands of regular army and air force men on week-end leave str.-.lllng the streets reservists -were now quartered in some schocl buildings as well as a May July open high. 882 80S 853 84-1 830 low clcse 862 851 842 828 811 812 875 S59 850 842 825 809 881 8S5 853 84-t 812 Stock Prices NEW YORK. Aug. 21. (UP)— World markets dropped sharply today on fears over the outcome of the European political situation. Stocks dropped one lo five points to new lows since July 3 in the most active trading since August 5lh, Bonds were iiard hit and the foreign list had losses ranging to five points In Italian issues. AT&T 161 1-2 Wheat Prices Soar, On Scare Of War CHICAGO, Aug. 21. (UP) — Wheat soared as much as three cent* a bushel in North American srnln markets today as news froin abroad again aroused fears of a major 'war. Anaconda Copper Asscciated Dry Goods 23 I--! 6 1-2 Beth Steel 54 1-8 Boeing Air Chrysler Coca Ccla General Electric General Motors Int Harvester Montgomery Ward ... N Y Central Packard Phillips Radio 18 76 1-2 123 33 1-2 42 7-8 50 1-2 47 3-8 12 3-4 3 1-8 32 1-4 S 1-4 Sclienley Simmcns Bed Soocny Vacuum 11 20 3-4 Oil J 39 7-8 A large proportion cf the regulars wore field dress instead of their usual "walking out" uniforms mean- Ins that they were on constant duty and liable to recall to barracks at n moment's nclicc by inilitary polfce. It was understood that many reservists were en rcutc lo maneuvers. Some belon? to classes as far ^ack as 1891—men now 42 years old. A gasoline shortage continued although mcst filling stations now consented to sell customers 2>i gallons of gasoline each, instead of one gallon as they were doin» a couple of weeks ago. U S Steel ................. 44 1-4 Livestock Dell Compress Water Reservoir Job Let Tlie Dell Compress Company let a contract this morning for a new ccncrete water reservoir. The 125,000 gallon reservoir is to be of reinforced concrete. It is t3 be located ncrth.of the 1500 foot artesian well and will be rectangular in shape. The walls will be twelve feet in height, four feet under the ground and eight feet above the. ground with a concrete roof over nil. The inside dimensions are 30 by 48 feet. Raymond Speers cf Marked Tree is the contractor and work will probably begin on the reservoir Monday morning. Hannn charge. Funeral Home was in Land and Water Vehicle Nameless to Inventors Bus Collides With Fire Engine; 29 Hurt PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21. (Ul 1 )—Twenty nine persona were Injured, five seriously wlien a New York to Washington Greyhound bus collided today with a fire engine. Tlic lire truck was answering u false iilnrin. Gathings Approves Ross Stevens For '5 SUICIDE Postmaster's Job , • LAKE CITY, S. C. (UP)-Aname- lesjj vehicle that will travel on lane) or- water and is' driven by nn m-. ! T plane propeller has been constructed.') by Willie ccokc and Leon Sasscr. The builders' took an airplane fuselage, fitted it with 16-foot pontcons, then attached wheels to the floats. . It is guided from the "cabin" by the -plane's original rudders. Tests have shown the vehicle will Federal Power Commission To Publish Exhaustive Rale Study Report WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. (UP) — The federal power commission soon will publish an electric rate book comparing rates for nearly every community In the United Slates, It was announced today. Officials expect the publication Several Accused In Huge Louisiana Levee Bond Refunding Fraud NEW ORLBANsr Allg . 21 (UP) -Tlic federal nmnd jury returned three new Imllctmi-nls against seven men todny, close on.the sulcldo a-s'l night of Dr. J. A. Shaw, who had clmnjo of conserving (he stale's vast oil resources. Indicted were: Abraluim L. Sliushmnn, former iiiiey Long llcmteimnt and president of the Now Orleans levee uonrd; If. w. Wa K uespact:, former member of tlie levee board, Henry J. Miller, prominent accountant; liobi'rt Ncwmmi, socialite senior member of Newman, Harris nnd Company, investment banking house, and Non-ln Trent Harris mioDier member of tlie Investment house, nil In one Indictment clmri;. Ing use of the mulls to defraud In n $5,485,000.000 levee board refunding deal. Dr. Clarence Lorlo, stiilc senator of.Unton Hougc and former >liitl- niale of Huey Long on charges of "sing Ihe mnlls to defraud In connection with n contract at L, B. I!.with Ihe Capital Electric Works. The oilier man Indicted wns former president James Monroe Smith of L. B. U. charged with evading $5,253 In Income tnxes In 103G. The government cliarges (hat Shnshmim Waugespnck, Newman, liRrrls and Miller divided $308,220 among themselves after executing the refunding deal, it set out that Shiislmn, president of the levee board, got the largest slice, $132740. Dr. Smith already wns under 41 Indictments or charges mid held In the East Baton lioiigc parish jail in default of nccuimilallvc bond , exceeding $200,000. Here's How to Serve 500 at Clambake EAST GREENWICH, U. I. (UP>— will result in reducing by millions 1IO "s«wlvcs might be Interested to '•iJof dollars the $2,100,000,000 annual k " QW ' lU " lt U took; to feed 600i'por- ;', 1 , bill of United Slates electricity' sons «t tlic annual . ircnchtown Gilt liins' Choice Ross Slovens, lias bqou recommended to tlie pbstoflice dopm-lmoiH lor posLjimslcr of Blytheville, it was announced m a iDlognni] received here from Congressman E. C, (liitliiiig.s, who made tho recommendation Saturday. ' : " Recommendation by a congressman of Ihe district in which a post office Is located Is usually tantamount to appointment although \ha appointment would be a temporary one. It Is understood that n forihnl appointment is made by President Roosevelt when congress convenes ng'aln next January, i., The exact date of Mr. Stevens' commission Is not known. Mr. Stevens will succeed Herman Cross, who has been iiostmastcr for tlie past flvo years. Appoints! for a four year tcim, he"also served under a temporary appointment after he took ofllco In August until lie received a. permanent appointment tlie following January. Under a recent law passed, Mr, Stevens will be under the classl- lled civil law, making hl s appointment indefinite unless ' the Inw Is changed by'an act of congress. This law was passed so jas to place postmasters In the same class as other employes at post- office, thus eliminating patronage, It Is claimed. A resident of Blytheville for 32 years, Mr. Stevens Is widely known in (his section. He lias been in tho life iiisuttihce business for a number of years In addition to looking nflcr his forming Interests and for three yean was district distributor of Die Ccncrnl Motors Appliance department. Born in Loin, Ky., 40 years ago) Mr. Stevens niso lived In Illinois for n few years before he came hero when iv young man. He served In Ihe United States-army for a yenr during the World War. Itoss Stevens Southern District Of County To Raise Council Fund Cotton carry from six to eight persons at a speed cf 60 miles per hour on land, and frcm eight lo 15 miles per hour on the wntcr. nivorced Wife. Beneficiary SALEM, Mass. (UP) — Provided she rices not remarry, Mrs. Lillian D. Benl receive $6,000 an, nually from the man she divorced, the late William P. Bcal of Atnlty- ville, N. Y. ISoys Fight Off Dog CLEVELAND, O. (UP) — When Eugene Znleski, 13, wns attacked by a German shepherd dog, his com- lanlcn, 15-year-old Ralph Perron, drove away the dog. Both boys were bitten severely. Speaker in Overalls CLEVELAND, p. (UP) — Tlie speaker wore overalls" at the Construction Industries luncheon, to ccnvey the idea of going to work to >uild homes. consumers. The took will clambake.' LUXORA. Ai-k.-S, J. Smith ot Luxont, chairman of the ginning Interests In the National Cotton Council for the slate of Arkansas, and chairman of tlio South Mississippi Comity cominltlcc of' the standardize for 1 T1| ey consumed:' A chowder mndo ' Arkansas division of' the fJationnl the first lime the rate terms used of " gallons of finely - chopped Co 'tflii Council, assisted by Den by the 3,090 utilities—private, pub- qunliogs to which were added cor- F.'Butler, of Osccola, will be In He nnd municipal, including the resp:i«|lng amounts of potatoes cllal 'go of the campaign to raise Tennessee Vnlley Authority —In «»d onions; 18 bushels of steamed tllc Sml11 ' Mississippi county's rendering Ihelr monthly bills lo clams; 115 pounds of muckcrcl. 60 sl ""' c ° f U'e S30.000, Arkansas- consumers, j dozen ears of corn, and a dwcii I' 1 "!" of llic , "$240,000 national bushels of while and sweet potatoes, '""'set. The following men will represent National Autogiro Mail Pilot Says Winds Are Tricky PHILADELPHIA (UP) — ,7 o li a Miller, who pilots the imloslro nlr- mail plane between Cnmdcn, N. J., airport nnd the roof of the Philadelphia poslofnce, feels that It's n good way to keep from growing old. "I've made more than )00 landings on the roof," he said after the first month, "and no two of them nrc alike. We've sot some breezes over city slrecls thnt bent anything you ever learned in the book •xbout winds." The line Is the first aulogiro airmail service in the world. Swans Tipsy On Ale HUDSON, N. H. (UP)—A workman nt the Benson Animal farm mistakenly connected a barrel of Kangaroos Hand -Served SYDNEY, Australia (UP)— Two these interests of the Cotton Council In (he state of hundred kangaroos, wallaro:s and | Arkansas: Harold A YOUIIR of wallabies .ire hand fed dally nt North Little Rock, (he produ'clnir Konln park here. However, to get I Interests; Ben B' . , tlielr hand-served men! they have lo hop frcm nil corners of the 40- ncre pnrk and keep themselves nicely balanced on their (nils while the focd is being linmlcd nut. "Gulden Mile" Still Ittcli KALGOORLIE, Auslrnllo (UP)— The latest survey of (lie famous "Oolden Mile" gold deposit which, 34 years ago, precipitated oncof the producing . Morrison, of England, the producer) Interests; Louis Mairc, 68, Of Luxora D^es Here Louis Malro of Luxora, died Saturday, night nt'llie Blytheville hos- - pltal • nflcr having entered there Friday night. Ho was 68,. ' • The remains will be sent . to Qulney; III., tonight where burial will be madp tomorrow. .' ,•- -f - ' A sister,' Mrs. Mamie Ashton of Qiiliipy,.Is here to accompany the • remains nnd he Is also survived by a brother, Peter D. Make, of New York city. Cobb Funeral Home Is In charge, Bloody Iron Clue In Attack Upon Woman LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 21. (UP) — City detectives t,oday sought legible fingerprints oil a. blosd. spalUred. electric iroii Avliicli they said an unknown assailant used last night O. E. Lnrrlson of VYIImol, tlie bank- '"» battering Mrs. P. A. Cooper, 65, Ing interests; W. A. Coolltlgc, and '"to unconsciousness. n. O, West, of Biythevlllc, buying Mrs. Cooper lay near death today interests; P. p. cleaver, of Little nt Baptist hospital luiable to de- Rock, and Phillip Hlckey, of Por-, scrll) e the attack, rest City, the oil mil! intcresls; Attendants said her skull was Fred Matthews, of Jonesboro, com- fractured and her condition critl- prcss Interests. cal. Assisting Mr. Smith .and Mr. Detective Marvin Potts, who in- Duller In the campaign for the . - . greatest g:ld rushes In history, in- ; south end of tlic county are: (llcales that there nre si 111 -1,500,000 Charles Manloy, Cromer Brothers' tons of payable ore there for work- Ing, Last year 1,107,792 ounces of gold, were taken out. Bee Slhifr Fatal To IVifo C1IICO, Cnl. (UP)—Mrs. Myrtle Adenele Conoly, 24. was killed by ale with a water pipe running inlo ; the sting of a bee. She wns a., i pond and scon 10 swans were i pedant mother nnd died within 24 doing an impromptu "turkey trot." hours nfler having been stunt'. Eclipse of Cavalry Horse? Guided Migration Urged Under Federal Control MOSCOW, Ida. (UP)— Dr. car- roll Slark. University of Kansas sociology head, snid here while fulfilling a speaking engagement' that the federal government should | guide migrations in the United i States. Dr. Clark said a survey he conducted recently showed the better minds of Ihe rural communities were being attracted to cities and that they were being replaced by economic and intellectual inferiors. He suggested federal action to eliminate this type of migration. EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Aug. 21 (UP)—Hogs, receipts 10,200. Top. 6.45 170-230 Ibs., 6.25-6,40 140-160 Ibs., 4.85-5.35 Bulk sows, 4.35-5.GO Cattle, receipts 5,650. Steers. V.50-9.25 Slaughter steers, G.00-9.75 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 8.00-0.25 Slaughter heifers, 6.00-9.75 Beef cows, 4.00-5,00 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. 67 3-4 68 1-4 67 3-8 68 1-4 Dec. CS 7-8 68 ' 6S 7-8 67 7-8 Chicago Corn open Sept. 44 Cutters & low cutters, 3.50-4.75 Occ. 43 43 ^ nigh low close 44 3-4 43 3-4 44 3-8 43 43 3-4 Hryant, FYibcr White. the North Missis- Harold Ohlendorf, Charles Coleman. Coletnnn Crews. R. a. Bryan, R. V. Madden, S. G. Locklmrt, C. f>. Aycrs, Clmrlcs Maxwell, I! J. Hale, G. Sen-lug sippi Coiinly cominlllea are A. L. .Jnrlt.son, ami j. Lan Williams. Other commltlceinen from the South Mississippi County District are: L. P. Nicholson and C. L. Dr-ntmi, of Tyronz-n; a. r,. Salmon nnd Leslie Speck, of Frenchman's Bayou; Clmrles Lowrnncc, Jr.. Driver; It. c. Langslon, Hewitt . . , •j nof>crs, Edward Scgrnves. Chester j C. Danchower. J. E, Tcaforrf, B. L. , ] Ilouck. C. P. Pmvcll, Abe Llvcrant, jnnd Curl Umflcet, of Luxora ; Lee Wesson, Hy Wilson and Jim Crnln, ! of Wilson; Emmett Chiles, Joiner- Colonel F. P. Jacobs, Gr.'fler; J. P. Tomnkins, Burdelle; nrd J. A. Gwallncy, Victoria. , Tlic purpose of the National Cotton Council Is "To increase the domestic and foreign consumption of American-grown cottonseed and Ihc products Ihercof. Rinds are being raised from producers, gin- ncrs. merchant s, compressmen, crushers, nnd others directly Interested in the advancement of cotton. Though no direct solicitation will be made from the general public, they will, as friends of cotton, be welcomed as members of the National Cotton Council if they desire to become affiliated with It In the drive to restore cotton to its former position of economic importance. sham unltle. Ship Prints Tickets For 28 Race Tracks LOWELL, Mass. (UP)-^Joe Sulll- T van, operator of a local printing *3 plant, really knows what a huge business horse racing is. Sullivan prints parl-mutue! tickets for 28 race tracks nnd proudly announces that, in 1938 he printed! 10,000,000,000 daily double tickets. vcstlgatcd the attack; found tile bloody Iron near Mrs. Coaper's bed In the dining room of the rooming h:use where she lived. Romance in Cabin Plane Edges in on Auto Rides EVANSVILLE, iiid. (UP)—At one time romance wns found In a buggy rolling down a country lane. Still Inter 11 was discovered on bicycles and In roadsters. But the 1939 youth, according' to Harold Howard, airport attendant here, has n new method—a .cabin plane. Howard says night plane rides for "airplane dates" have become ommon. "Almost every night some fellow calls up to know If we will take him nnd his girl friend'for a night ride over the city. When they arrive it's the back.'seat of the cabin plane. They can see the city:well from there—if they want to. • ; "If they'd rather romance—well, I'm awfully Busy flying the plane." Crow Enjoys Tame life • And Learns To Talk BERNE, Inti. (UP)—Marcel Everhart is exhibiting n crow he captured nine years ago and has taught to talk. He said the bird speaks fluently and distinctly, calling off the names of several persons. Everhart does not pen the crow, allowing It free rein to come and go ns it pleases, but It usually stays close to his home. WEATHER Arkansas—Fair and cooler in east portion tonight; Tuesday fair and warmer In west portion. Memphis and vicinity—Fair and slightly coojcr tonight; lowest temperature tonight* 62 to 66. Tuesday partly cloudy and slightly warmer,

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