The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1950 · Page 1
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Wednesday, May 31, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER VOL. XLVI—NO. 59 THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF Blythevlll* Courier Blythevllle Daily Newi Mississippi Valley Leader Bli'thevlll* Herald ARKAN SA « AND MISSOURI East German Youth U.S. Japanese Threaten Violence; Trial Recessed ^Police Reinforced To Study Movie _BLYTHRVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3J, 1950 HELMSTEDT, Germany, May 31. (AP)—Swarms of \Vest German police reinforcements hurried to xoiml border crossing points today, J'earful of new rioting in the homeward trek of 20,000 Communist youth from the East Berlin Whitsitn demonstrations. + - — _ Hostility toward the returning Communists was heightened by last night's noting ab HelmsLecll, where civilians attacked some 2,000 of the Communist youth, ripped off their blue shirts and binned the shirts in bonfires. Heavy police reinforcements were sent into L'.iebcck. on the British zonal "frontier, where 10,000 more Communist youth were expected late today. These \\ill swell the ranks of 7,000 sifdown demonstrators at Lucbeck who nave squatted on the border since last night, re, fusing a state sovermient order to undergo medical examinations. German police were stoned by some of Ihe 7.000 last night. Communists Crack" Border At Helmsledl, the main zonal border crossing point in the British Nation Counts Holiday Dead Over 500 Killed As Traffic Toll Sets New Record zone, GOO Communists Ihis morning cracked through the border cross- Ing point after threatening police who tried to inspect their luggage. But they silbmillcd to luggage inspection at the railway staion, «ere most took trains to their st German homes. West Gcr- ns along the way booed and Jeered at the Communists. Townspeople in Hclmsledt grabbed one youth and ripped off his Communist medals, but club-swinging police rescued him. Many in the crowd of West Germans cried: "Why don't you stay In the East zone?" Lucbeck police said between 2.000 »nd 3,000 policemen now patrol the 00-mile Schlcswig-IIolstein border Hue, charged with enforcing the or der for medical examinations for all Communists returning from the huge but peaceful Whitsun demonstrations in Berlin. Youths Are Defiant The 7,000 youths massed in Luebeck shouted defiance at 1,000 German police. By evening, however, many of the Luebeck blueshirts were sneaking away to submit to medical examinations. Cries of "traitor" were hurl«d at them by their comrades. At Hof, West German police said 200 blue shirls tried lo cross Ihe ittder illegal!.' early .today. They W? arreste.d and, JJjeajaieased; to move 01-'' to their "no , All are enroule to'.~baij»'tp W tern,Germany after'fatKn&liuj^ &„. .Communist-called youth-,demonstrations last Sunday, in Red-controlled East;.Berlin The Berlin rallies wenl off without any violence. , Bule Shirts arr. Defiant The blue shirls at Luebeckfm'assec! along the roads in the. ur*r-rnile- Jong no man's land belt hi . Ihe bord.eis of Hie Soviet, anl British zones, , defiant but order* :' ; -policc said a few hotheads thre\ 1 stone; at West German'border police last night. One , ""lineman was' ; ihjured but order .v -; [s restored. Tlie crovi. „. .',,-is growing, police said, and one attempt was made during the night to storm the border across the. railroad tracks. The youths were turned back mithout violence, the police reported. "We Want to (io Home" At intervals the boys and girls chanted: "We mant lo go home!" The police set up loudspeakers and urged them to take the medical examinations which. German officials of the Schleswig-Holstein state had ordered to prevent spread of disease. The examinations, police said, would last less than an hour The crowd took up another chant "We will stay here eight days. Wt will see what happens then." n>umen Names Air Official WASHINGTON. May 31. W) John A. McCone. 48. Los Angele business executive, was nominated by President Truman today as un dcr secretary of the Air Force. A close friend of Secretary ot thi Air Finlcttcr. McConc served as : member of the President's Air Poli. • cy Commission. Finletter was chair. man of that group. He assisted in the drafting, particularly of the military phases, o; •the commission's "Survival In Mis. Air Age," report Issued Jan. I. 1018 Wither Arkansas fcrroasl: Clear to parti; cloud CI.KAR Thursday. No important tempera ture changes. Missouri forecast: Clearing am. cooler tonight; Thursday generally fair with little change in temperature: low tonight 45 northeast to 55 southwest: hifrh Thiirsdav 70 Minimum this morning -6*. Maximum yesterday—83. Sv.nsct today—7:07. Sunrise tomorrow—4.48. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a today—.21. . Total since Jan. 1—30.77. Mean temperature 'midway between high and low)—73.5. Normal mean tat May—70.2. Tills Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—68 Maximum yesterday—B6. Precipitation Jan. 1 to this date B)' The Associated Press The national counted a stagger- ng death toll—far above 500—from accidents over the loilr-day Memorial Day weekend. Millions turned to the highways or the season's first outing anil raffle fatalities set a new record for the holiday. A country-wide survey showed 547 iolent deaths. There were 330 per- ons killed In traffic accidents- 02 lersons drowned and 125 others Dst their lives ill a variety of These included ex- Prosecution Given Time to Check on Pictures of Riot TOKYO. May 31. (IP)— The nisli trial of eight Japanese accused of attacking American soldiers yesterday at a Communist rally was re- :cssed shortly before midnight. It will be resumed at 8 a.m. totnor- ow (5 p.m. CST, Wednesday). The court abruptly chansed I is plan to "go right through the night if necessary." The prosecution asked time to study motion pictures of the attack in the Imperial Plaza, when five US soldiers were beaten, kicked and stoned Yells of 200 university students nnd workers demanding Immediate release of the accused echoed throughout tlie courtroom late tonight. Tlio court Is on the fifth floor of the downtown Japanese police building. Kniranccs Guarded About 100 Japanese police and some U. S. military police guarded the entrances. Thp' student* surged toward the iolent accidents, irplane crashes, [ires, falls, 'losions and other mishaps. Memorial Day Miissuert Said Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council: "The nation has by slam-bang driving and an outstanding dem- onslration of mass indifference lo ihe living while paying- respects :o the dead, turned this Memorial nay holiday Into a Memorial Day massacre." The four-day tola! compared to last years three-day Memorial Day unofficial figure of 413 violent deaths. Last year's lotal : Included 25:i traffic fatalities; SI- drown- ings and 73 killed in miscellaneous accidents. Traffic Toll Is Record The council said the traffic toll was a record for Memorial Day but Ihe previous high was not disclosed. The violent death toll for the three- day Memorial Day holiday in 1948 was 404 and M4 for a similar period in 1947. The council'had predicted traffic deaths would total ?90 over the ---• "-•"•«&.*-,. Ioca | igy- only one death : llst by slates ("traffic, drowning and.' miscellaneous) Including -Arkansas 2 42; Kansas 6 0 1:-Missouri ' 18 0 7; Oklahoma 700.- M/ssco Holiday Toll Held to Single Wreck Mississippi County apparently got by the holiday without a single major traffic accident and In the Blytheville vicinity only one accident was reported. That occurred last night and in- hny anri two cars. The accident occurred at the intersection of Mai and Division Streets. According (o tlic report of the invesligalinff city officers, Bert Ross and Herman Lane, the trailer truck, driven by Frank Summagc, Negro of CInrksdale, Miss., ran through a traffic light nnd collided with a car driven by E. D. Northcutt ot 2124 Kenwood Drive. The truck then careened off the Northcutt car and hit snother driven by Paul Dngser of Osceola, which had stopped (or the traffic light on the other side of the intersection At] three 'vehicles \vere heavily damaged and Gary Taylor of 116 Sycamore, n passenger in the Northctill car. suffered a laceration on his forehead. None of the drivers was injured. , Siimmage was arrested on a charge of reckless driving. FOURTEEN PAGES entrances, then fled when tried to nab them. police . They returned repeatedly, shout-. Ing; "lion' miserable tire Japanese " "open the trial to the public)" "release them immediately." The eight japiiiD.s pleaded innocent, They sat stiffly on a long bench throughout tile evening. Tiie only time they showed interest was when news mish. the prosecution introduced pictures of the plaza sk'lr- More Violence Expected More violence is expected. The Jauanes government announced it would apologize formally to occupation headquarters If necessary. General MacArthur's Intelligence he ordered the court officer to convene at once because ,, t do not intend to permit any delay - the trial of people who defy take action against Americans In uniform." The officer. Maj. Gen. Charles A. Wllloughby, said the rally was a "sort of test" by Japan's Communist party. He expcsscd the belief there was "close coordination" between Ihe Tokyo and Berlin demonstrations. Kjrsl Physical Attacks The Tokyo demonstration produced the first physical attacks of the occupation on American soldiers. It- was the first violence in any sueh_ public assembly since early 1046 when MacArthur cracked down on disorders in'- labor meetings. Those; too, were Communist inspired. " American military police swung nightsticks freely In' arresting the eight Japanese. The occupation headquarters was noticeably grim. "The Communists had belter behave," one official snapped. SINGLE COPIES JTVE CENT* Acheson Urges Balanced Armed Force --" ~~~~ West Needs Organized Opposition to Russia, Official Tells Congress A I WA S"! N GTON, May 31. (AP)-Secrelary of State Acheson told Congress today that the growing power of Huisia can only be mot by organizing the military might of the \Vcst into "balanced collective forces." He appealed to Congress to support-, such a course, saying PI-USK cut Truman, Secretary of Defenso Johnson and llr> n in*tin i * tm i r. I I. A ,,„ .. .!_( „ . . i • "** UUVL the Courier FORMATION-SI* C-46's of the O. S. Air Force Reserve In Javelin (™iUuoV'swoor>"low over prior to a lauding operation at the Blytheville Air Base. The planes were shooting landings yesterday afternoon as part of the reserve corns training proxi-nrn. Lucas to Confer with Senator Taft- Congress May Adjourn on Time Jonesboro Bank Offers Reward 'JONESBORO, May 3J. Wf—P WASHINGTON, May 31. Senate Democralic Leader Lucas (III) said today Congress still may hit Its July 31 "largel date" for adjournment if he 'and Republicans can agree on major bills lo be disposed of. Lucns s.iid after a White House conference with President Truman that he will seek a talk with Senator Taft (Ohio), the Republican policy leader, some time this week. One major stumbling block lo early adjournmenl has been possible Senate action on a Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) bill. Truman Is Anxrons * Lucas said Mr. Truman still Is "very anxious" for this legislation and.wants all passible Senate votes lined up to limit debate so the FEPC., measure can be brought to: the floor. Southern Democrats talked at' length earlier this winter against i motion to bring up^ Ihe FEPC bill and then defeated an effort to invoke cloture—an action requiring the support of 64 or two-thirds of the senators. A cloture rule would enable the Senate to shut oif the lormajly unlimited lebato. FKI'C I'roposal The FEPC bill, to which the southerners object, would bar discrimination against any job seeker because of race, color, sex or na- Uonal origin. Lucas said he will not be able to set u date for'another vote on clot- iire until Senators Green (D-RI) and Lodge (R-Mass) return from Europe. He said he wants to be sure every senator favoring FEPC is on hand when the vole is taken. — Lucas said he lold Mr. Truman '.he Senate will vote soon on Icgis- itlon expanding the social security Midnight Tonight Is Deadline For Balanced Farming Entries ; Midnight tonight is the deadline for filing entries in the 1950 n n ). need running and Uvc al flome contests in Mississippi County and That occurred Jal night and In- , May 3J. Wf—Pco- volvcd a trailer truck loaded with p " es Na tional Bank here, victims of an $18.670 holdup two weeks ago. today postetl $2.367 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bandit The bank offered SSOO for information which would help capture the daring hoodlum, plus ten per cent of the money.which mighl be recovered. Two weeks ago today a lone and unmasked bandit walked Into the bank, brandished a pistol, forced two tellers to stuff the currency into a paper sack, then ran two blocks to an automobile and escaped. Since then numerous leads have been tracked down, but all led to dead ends City, county, state and federal officers are still pushing the investigation. CHICAGO. May 31. M'j—Closing Soybean Quotation: High fxnv Close •llll.v 325'i 317 325 Nov 227',i 225li 226'i Jan 228'.', 22614 228-27 Gambler Indicted NEW YORK. May 31. MV-A New- York county grand jury today returned a 60-count information against Frnnk Krickson. gambler, who recently testified before a Senate investigation that he netted S100.000 a year from gambling enterprises. He was charged with conspiracy and bookmaking. Blytheville Youths Win Legal, Judicial Posts at Boys' State Graham Sudbury. Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Graham Sudbury, 1025 Hearn St., last night was elected attorney general of Arkansas Boys Slalc. He was elected on the Nationalist ticket. Two other Blythevllle youths also were victorious as liichard -Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max B. Reid. 614 Main St., was named chief justice of the supreme court and Jerry Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Phillips, 312 West Cherry St., was elected associate justice of the supreme court. Reid was listed on the Nationalist ticket while PhiHfps was recorded ns a Federalist. Jim Wise of Hughes was elected governor as he noicd out Ike Laced old of El Dorado, a Nalion- alisl. Wise had the backing o£. the Federalists an dalso of Ihe "Dixiecratv 1 as Boys Staters brought out their own dissident faclion. The "Dixiccrats" elected one other state officer. Carl Slaughter of Little Rock as stale land commissioner. Other victorious candidates were Red Morgan of Searcy. Federalist, lieutenant governor; Bob Dudley of Jonesboro, Nationalist, secretary of state; Noel Hobson ol Eudora. Nationalist, state treasurer: Tullos Franks, ol Hot Springs, Nationalist, state auditor; and associate Justices Pat Parker, of El Dorado, Nationalist; Bob Farda, of Wynne, Nationalist; B^ugene Anderson, of Monticcllo, Nationalist; Porter Rogers of Searcy. Nationalist; and Jim Bogcss, ol Magnolia, Federalist. 2 Cases Settled In Osceola Court The civil session of Mississippi County Circuit Court which convened Monday in Osccola, was recessed today until Monday by Judge Charles Light of Paragould, who Is presiding. Two cases were disposed of In jourt this morning. A non-suit was declared in Ihe suit brought against Sam Peek and Lawrence peek by R. C. Van Wcy- and the Service Fire Insurance Company, after il was revealed that the suit should have involved Wesley Peek instead of l«iwrcnce peck. A $50 settlement was accepted in W. w. Gainey's suit against Emmet Speck. Indianapolis Race Winners to Receive Prize Money Tonight INDIANAPOLIS. Mny 31. <K't— Drivers and owners of cars In yesterday's 500-mile race will Ret their winnings at,the annual victory dinner tonight. They will spill about 4185.000. but the amount won't be known until the dinner. Winner Johnny Parsons Is expected to pull down about $50.000. The speedway management guarantees S75.000 and adds to that on the basis of attendance. New York Cotton .July Ocl Dec . Mch May Open High Low Clos 3335 3352 3335 3:i47 3221 3260 3226 3231 .. 3212 3248 3212 3231 3213 3;52 3213 3230 3JOO 3244 3200 3217 N. O. Cotton July Oct Dec Mar May Open High Low 3321 3332 3324 3222 3252 3221 3209 3242 3208 3308 3245 .1208 3187 3237 3197 Close 3332 '3238 3226 3229 3210 irogram. Vice President louse Democratic Bark ley a n d Leader McCornack (Mass) 'attended the White louse conference with Lucns. Lucas said no prospective adornment date was discussed with Ir. Truman because ot the absence of Mouse Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex). House leaders have blamed the Senate for a legislative pllcup expected to keep Congress in session afler Aug. I. The probability Is that the House will continue lo arrange Its work schedule to provide for Rome more holidays of a week or more such as thai now In progress lii observance of Memorial Day. county contest officials arc expecting n record min'ibci .hls.ycar's contests. - «. :Tlio last,"/official count of constants entered In the Iwo divi- or entries In Gas Franchise Voting Light in S. E. Missouri Votltig was light tin's morning in ;hrce Pemiscot County, Mo., towns where voters wenl to Ihe polls to decide granting of natural gas franchises to Arkansas-Missouri power Co. Elections were held loday in Car- uthersvllle. Hayli and Steel. A similar election is scheduled for July 18 in Maiden, Mo. Only a relative handful of voters lurned out in Hayti this morning. However, no opposition to granting franchise to Ark-Mo has been observed there. Voting in Stcelc Wiis reported this morning as "light." One observer estimated that no more than 40 votes had been cast by noon and thai number was expected to double before the polls closed. Approximately 300 persons voted sions of the competition listed 148 Balanced Farming entries and 2-1 contestants In Hie llvc-jil-hn;iu division for Negroes. But Gcor(;( Cain, assi.slnnt supervisor of tin farmers Home Administration, sale this morning .some 200 more entries had bffti mailed to Little Rock since the lasl official tabulation lithe Arkansas Press Association cu sponsors of the state competition He said there was no way of tell « Ihe e.v.icl number of cndics (o date because county agents, voca- tioual education supervisors am other agriculture authorities al over the county arc accepting cntn !)p;>IIcatinn.<i. He- estimated a lota" of aiiout :!00 entries to date. The Balanced Farming and Live At-Home competition is cn-spon sored annually by Ihe Arkalisa Power and Light, Company and tin Arkansas Press Association, with newspapers and farm agents In every county of the stale cooperating in the county competition. In Mississippi County, the con tests arc being sponsored by th Arkansas-Missouri Power Company which is offering SlOO.ln cash priz .to the county winners. ^ 0 Winners in each counly contests starting July l. it must be-made lo work. Reporting on his recent cold war strategy talks In London. Acheson said that the Western nations have reached "another time of decision" In which they must cither .strengthen their North Alluntlc Treaty, *nd Western European partnerships or risk falling backward Into total (allure." "No IminnliuU* Tlirc-al" Iho 12 Atlantic Treaty foreign ministers, Including himself, Acheson disclosed, did not suy anything at London which Indicated 'any Immediate -threat of war." They were concerned rather lo mint Russian llireat which "will exist Acheson To/fe With Congress Called ' unless we act nmv to prepare our defenses against aggression." Acheson sjiokc In the Library of Congress nt a meeting to which nil House nnd Semite members were Invited. Three radio networks (AliC, A1BS, NI)O) nnd one television hookup (NliC) carried his speech to the imtlun. It wax the fli-fil thilc he had made such n public rcjwrt on a foreign minister .session or North Atlantic Trraly meeting. . The creation of "balunccd collective forces" would mean that ench or the 12 Atlantic Treaty ' powers would build up troops and arms according to the heeds of the whole nlllnnco rather than strictly for Its own defense needs, under IMs sys tem say, the United Stajes, officials w : ould spend relatively more month. Caruthcrsvlllc's Mayor W. O. Byrd said voting in pemiscol County's seat "has been very light" up lo noon today. He said there was no "apparent organized opposition to granting the franchise" In Caruthersvllle. Three Blythevillc Sisters Part with Tonsils on Same Day • Cecelia Ann, IJccky and Nnncy Hendmon, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A, V. Henderson, are back at home today. 119 Missouri—minus their tonslts. The three sisters underwent lon- sllcctomics yesterday morning at Biythcvillc Hospital and Iheir condition was reported as satisfactory today. The sisters range in age from eight tn three. New York Stocks Closin? Quotations: AT&T IRO 3-3 Amor Tobacco FIB Anaconda Copper 32 Beth Sled 31 Chrysler 69 1-2 Coca Cola 151 Gen Electric i» 1-4 Gen Motors 90 Montgomery Ward 61 N Y Centra) 13 7-8 Int Harvester 2« 1-4 J C Penney 59 5-8 ttcpubllc Siccl 34 .tadlo Ifl 1-8 Socony Vacuum , 19 Studcbakcr . 34 7-8 Standard c( N J is 3-4 Texas Corp 10 1-8 Sears 45 U S Steel 33 Southern Pacific 65 1-3 " 'II aulomnUcally be entered In Ihe tate competition where » total of •• j •• > • ."**... .->miu LiJinjjLLiLion wnert! ,t lotal o in Stccle's municipal election lust S3.000 in cash prb.ra Is being of . fered. Winners In MIC state cumpeUtlon will he eligible for nitry In the Mid-South riant, to Prosper Contest, v.-hich Is sponsored annually by the Mrmjihis Commercial Appeal. Air Force and Navy limn on Army development. Truman Supurls View "The President has.authorized mo lo say," Acheson declared, "lhat he supports Secretary Johnson and me in our view lhat we must make tills principle work, for we can scu no other way to accomplish the Job nf defense and at the same time to gel ahead with the constructive task of building a successfully functioning economy In a free'world. : " Discussing costs, Acheson' .said that 'a very large economic/nnd financial effort "Is needed to meet what lie called "a dangerous situation." "The work of Ihe Norlh Atlantic Treaty organization In the first year of its existence has shown thai the task of defense Is so large, its cost In labor ami material resources so high, and the problem ot security so indivisible,' lhat only a combined effot will be adequate." Ho added: Must Do Full Part "The job can not be done unless we do our full part which Includes the provision of mulual defense assistance." This was viewed as a pica for Congressional approval of a. $1,225,000.000 second year American arms aid program which President Truman Is expected to submit to Congress this week. The program, approved by the Stale Department, and the Budget Bureau, proposes spending an additional 51,000,000,000 for arms In nine Allanlic Pact nations and the balance in other nations in the path of possible Communist aggression. The funds would be available for use during the fiscal year Acheson reported he had found at the London meeting "a new vigor In European life and European leadership." ' "On tbr. KlRlit Road "The Atlantic community is on the right road." he said. "We hav Konc some distance down II SOP, WEST nn nd WASHINGTON Maf'731 (/[>)_ Stale Deportment researchers who lave gone back 160 years believe that Secretary Acbcson's qucstion- aml-answcr program wllh Con- gre,.ssmcn loday is a first-tlme- cver thing. ,,. r l } °, "I?"* 1 approach Ihcy can find Is the occasion on November 18, 1943. when Secretary of State Contcll Hull reported to congress In person on four-power discussions al Moscow. On llml occasion, Hull made a formal speech lo Urn House and Senate In the House chamber, ^ilic members Just listened and Today, something new has been i •{, ! " n ' 1<IUI " n lo a s r>ecch in the. Library of Congress reporting on the London diplomatio meetings of this month. Acheson Is sjibtnllLlng himself to public micslionlng by the members. n a - illo and television broadcasts will expand his audience The questions will be "on the rcconf, Ihe only restriction be- ni! lllal Ihe press has been asked lo report Die answers without nuo- - latlon marks. The same rule applies at n cmi conference held br the President and Secretary cJ GOP Sweep U Predicted for Eisenhower, If— f ; »lHI.ArjELPHIA. May 3! t« — Rep. , Hugh Scott (R-Pn), farmer' GOP nallonal chairman, snld taiay Urn Gen. Dwlght D. Eisenhower i'nin „ i wccp tlu! convention" i n 1952 If he conscnlctllo be a candl- Elsenhower, wartime supreme Allied commander In Em-ope, and now president of Columbia University declined to seek lho nomination In 1018. He has since said repeaicair he docs not seek the nomination Scotl. a Phlladelphlan. said he and olhcrs In Confess had lalked recently wllh Elsenhower, In the opinion that. no t only GOP leaders w'anl'hL" 11 '-''' 11 Ordlnary ""»"< "My feeling Is Dial." Scott said In an Interview with Iho Evening Bulletin: "He Is saying 'no' to everybody who sees him and that he genuinely feels that way. "But he's a great soldier and a great man, and he mighl respond to a genuine appeal.' Scott was GOP chairman during the 13-18 conyenllon and Thomas E. Dewcy's second campaign for Ihe Presidency. He resigned after Dewcy was defeated, Guy Gabrielson, of New Jersey, then was named national chairman. Memphis Store Robbed MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. May 31. (a-,— A safe was blown in a downtown E»r*n- tnrc Drus store early today and store officials said an estimated 32.500 in cash was laftcn. ME KKI'ORTS TO TRUMAN-U. N." Secretary ami Trygve Lie (secoT o ghim up" sign as he reports to President Truman on his cold war peacemaking efforts In Moscow and othsr European capitals. Lie wenl to Ihe White House wllh Secretary of State Dean Acheson {right) and Byron Price (standing), vwtsUnt U. X. secretary general. (AP Wlrejihoto). '

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