The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 6, 1937
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BUTHEVILLE (COURIER NEWS • ' • rHE DOM1NAf f r NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL, XXXIII—NO. 250"' Blythevllle Co\irlcr Blylhcvlllc Dally " Blytlieviiie Herald " Mississippi Valley Leader liLYTIlKVILIA';, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 0, 1937 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ',1; 'COURT mm REBELS ill EFFORT Reports Wife andDaughter Lost In West Failuie lo Take Maducl Quickly May Mean Of Outside Aid Their Houses In Orde r LOSS PARlb Jan 6 IUP)—Piench leaders seemed convinced today .that Gen. Francisco Franco, Spanish nationalist' leader, had eivi- baiktd on hts supieme attack on Madrid in hope of breaking the loyalist resistance. If the new offensive falls Prance would not be surprised to see German) like the diplomatic offens ive and seek the withdrawal of all foreign volunteers from both a miles , This would leave the national ists and loyalists, Fascist and left wing foices to fight it out between themselves In an Isolated Spain I while Europe looked on and armed foi a possible general wai Bombard Heart of f pily MADRfD. Jan. 6. (UP)'—Rebel troops determined to captuie Ma- diid after weeks of futile sleje began a terrific aerial and artll-i lerj bombardment today on thei heait of the titj concentrating their fire again on the tall tele- fhone building The shelling followed desultory aillllery fire during the day The rebel fire was intensified at 4 pjn. Shells crashed ill aiound the telephone building while the switch hoard girls stuck to then posts The bombardment was the most' intense the building has suffered since the rebels veached,-the oul- skn ti of Madrid «As the shelling became hottci the telephone girls weie ordered to leive their boards and seek, safetj elsewhere BERKELEY, Gal., Jan. 6 (UP) —Arnold Rensted,: 30, of lilythe- vllle, Ark., appealed to police yes- - ~— terday to aid him m fimlmi, his fnncilialnrs, R,,^ wife Ola Mae Bcnsted •>!> and L - 0 ' 1Uilldl01? .rail* to bling their daughtei, Louise 8 both of — '"'~'~ ° vvhcm disappeared, he said, wli'llo iji route, from their Arkansas home to Berkeley to join him. Bcnsted said he came here to -.-.. — - - ..... „ DETROIT/ Jan. 0 find employment aud when he attempts of federal was situated he sent for his fam- They got as far is IAS and General Motors executives to Angeles in .a borrowed automo- gethcr for a conference" on a not heard from* them tile, he said,- and he sent them strike affecting 53,900 men ap- money lo complete'the trip. They parcntly failed todny. left Los Angeles December 28 and Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile 1 Workers said at a press .• conference that no • : meeting with General Motors ex- Inquiry this afternoon failed to ecutlves was scheduled for today locate anyone who knew Arnold and added that there vviis "verv Bensted or a Blytheville family of little" prospect of .such a meet- that nnriie • • intr c ™m. he has since. Coftnn NEW Cotton Jan March Maj July Oct Dec SpoLs five. YORK, Jan. R (UP) _ closed steady, open high low close '1235 1238 1228 1237 1232 1237 1227 1236 1219 1225 1210 1223 1207 1217 1205 1215 1168 1118 11GG 1178 1171 1178 1170 lllfin closed steady at 1296. nn New Orleans Cotton NEW Cotton ternoon two to Jan March May July Oct Dec Spots two. ORLEANS, Jan. 0 (UP) — futures bulged in the af- and ended the day with 7 points gained. open high low close 1223b _• i225b 1227 1232 1223 1230 1214 .1222 '1210 1220 1204 1213 "1201 1210b 1169 1175''1184 1174 1178 1180 .1178 1180b closed steady at 1280, up Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UP) — Stocks and bonds made an irregular advance : in trading today while cotton futures were firm and grains were irregular In a fractional area. A. T. and T. 184 3-8 American Waterworks 26 1-2 Anaconda Copper , 53 Beth. Steel 74 1-2 Chrysler ;. 115 i_a Cities Service 43-8 Coca Cola 122 1-2 General Electric ..' 53 3.3 General Motors 633-4 Int. Harvester 103 3-4 . McKesson-Robblns 125-8 Montgomery Ward ;• 51 1-8 N. Y. central 41 3 _ a Pf^ffd :....... 103-4 Oigamzation Pe i fee ted Tuesday With M. N. Johnston as'Piesident The Rev M*N Johnston pastor ,of ,the lake Street M«tliodlst church was elected president of the Mississippi county Ministerial Association following the perfecting of an organization at a lunchr ;eon meeting here, yesterday, other officers named were the Rev Louis Sandors pastor of the First Christian church at Osceola vice president, ( the Rev L H Davla, pastoi of (he Baptist church at Wilson; secretary and_ trea^jrcr -* •• t«^ It >vas voted to form a permanent, group after 19 pastois of Mississippi county churches had henrd the explained by members 61 the Blytheville Ministerial AJliance, who sponsored the meeting Lunch was served at- the social hall ol the First Christian church a:id tht meeting Immediately followed '. An invitation was extended 30 ministers of churches catholic and Protestant, Jewish and Gentile. The purpose of the group will be "o united evingelistic effort a continuous constructive training program, a church service "in every commimitj of tt-; county la sup- Port law enforcement agencies to take a definite stand on pending legislation and' to pnblcize the united stand taken on such' matters. More definite plans for first activities Tull b» worked out by committees wmch will give reports at the next meeting to be held January is,- at the Methodist church of Luxora Tnese committee members are Constltutlon-thc Rev Sluirt H Salmon pastor of the rirst Presbyterian church here; the Rev. Eu- IS SOOIi. . . Alfred P. .Sloan;-: president of General Motors, arrived from New York today and conferred IhroH'h- out the morning with William s ! Kmtdsen, executive .vice-president' Of the corporation. Sloan s-ud no statement Mould ic made today and indicated that le was not ready lo start ne»o- iations with the uiilon. Memphis Workers Lose Jobs MEMPHIS Jan G (UP) More .hun 1,000 workers at, the Fisher dumber Corporation, General Mo- .ors subsidiary here, have been ayed off due to the closmi rlmvn of Genei-nl Motors plants and subsidiaries throughout the coun- :ry, the United Press was informed todny. "We ivill be forced to close down the entire plant and put its 2,674 emplojes out of work If a general strike develops, Vice president Keith Spurrier told the United Press : Spurrier slid - - ' ,"Wc,;have. been forcedv'9' tall aclrv Kiel at the" Fisher r p!ant here because plants to which we ..... . ..... Radio Corp. . ............ 10 St. L.-San Fran ...... 3 Simmons Beds ........... 45 Standard of N. J. ........ 59 Studebaker ...... ........ ' 13 Texas Corp ........ .'.'"". 53 U. S. Smelting ...... 83 U. S. Steel .............. •;<; Warner Bros ............. 17 -,-- - ,^*, UR- Rev.. Carroll B. Cloyd, pastor o' the First Christian church here Publicatlon--the Rev. j. T Ran- ale, pastor of the Methodist church at Luxora; the Rev. j. L New Lyons, rabbi of Temple Israel Legislation—the Rev. Alfred 1st'church here; the Rev. j m Harrison, pastor of the Meth'odis' church at Manila. lowed by a talk by the Rev" ai Carpenter, who spoke on "What County Ministerial Association Could and -Should Do" and his suggestions were taken for the purposes of forming the'group. The Such an Association Can Coopei- ate With Civil Authorities" and it was his remarks which formed the foundation for plans which' will b2 Union and Company Meads 'Togelhpr. (UP) labor ------- - cillators to bring union leaders-; ship our products , have been closed down -"We have no labor diBicullies of any kind here ' he emphasised It will be a mattei of days until we vull have to close the Plant if the strike becomes eer era!," he said. \1ovic Stais and Business Executives in Top Salary Bracket, j' nile pioeeluie, p'loj'tcd lo olf disorderly debate, was expect. cd lo uppiove the reiohilton WASHINOTON, Jan. 0 (UP)— shoilly miKH'ss, In-gossipy "blue book" 'the uupieccdeuledly swill con- fashion, loday dlsclwed the names! Bresslonnl aLllon was spurred by of scveial thousand Ameilcans dcslies of President Roosevelt to who made more limn $16000 In salailcs and comintwlons 01 bon- fajmbollc of the co opcnllon between the Senate and House of Rep- esenlntives In (he fonnation of legislation, Vice-president John N 3mncr (left) and Spcakei William B Bankhcad light up foi a cou- fcience on tin. older of buslne-a In the 75th Congress As Girl Glimpsed Face.i . IOJOET. Will Appoint No Judge Ovei 'Age* of 60, Roosevelt Announces. >. WASHINGTON-Presidenl Rc-oss.' veil has •Informally notlled Senator Joe Robinson, Attorney Gen- vealing pencil sneicn, crude but re- the kidnaper oj Charles Mattson , was regarded by G men as an Importnnt clew Wash.! to h r^ r b^hoS£ eral Homer s Cummliigs, and Senator Hiram Johnson of California that h them 'Jtqckholders and Employe^ 'Share Osceola Institution's Prosperity. pSCEOLA, Ark^At the annual stockholders meeting of the Mississippi County bank Tuesday a ten per cent dividend was 'declared and a ten per cent bonus was ordered -paid to all employes . The following were elected directors for the ensuing year: J W. Spann and O. B. Wood of Luxora, W. P. (Hy)-Wilson of Wilson, L. L. McDcarman and E. S. CrihfieM of Osceola. ..» uu*via; me HCT. j. L New- Immediately followlne the slock- som, Baptist minister; Dr. Maurice .h° 1(J <!rs meeting; the. directors met Lvons. rnhhi r\f T^,,Y^I« T , to name officers for the bank The following were chosen: prcs- „ _-.*, *»,., • , j-iini. u JJiir- ° ••*•-.». -iiiAnjii. JJ1U5- pentcr, pastor of the First Baptist ident ' J - w - Spann; .vice-presi- church here; the. Rev. H. Lynn dmt ' °' B - Wood ; secretary, W Wade, pastor of the First Method- Pp <Hy) Wilson; cashier, L L 1st'hr McD McDcannan; assistant cashier F S. Crihfield. ' ' " Mr. McDcarman was ; given au- 1.1. ,, •""""K-'Ei •>"" vyuu • uver bu so, lor that i caught, a fleeting glimpse of the [ Senator George Norrls of mentorily slipped down. . ..r^,. N< SL 1S jL' nt .!"5j ! ! S • • ' ,. , 4 . ••-— b"t-u HU- The Rev. Mr. salmon, president t ™ rit i r to employ 'his own as- of the Blythevllle group, presided ?. lst '" lts and " was understood His inlroductory : remarks were foi- , ? Nora WJ - se wo »'d be lowed by a talk bv the Re « \< r retained as his assistant manager. , , -. - -int manager, In .charge of the branch bank at Luxora. ' An". Increase in salaries was also voted yesterday's meeting. . ' Giant Elephant Bone Found in New Mexico Livestock EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Jan. 6. '(UP)— Hogs: receipts, 13,000 Top, 10.60. ;' 170-230 Ibs., 10.35-10.55. Lighter weights, 7.50-10.25. Bulk sows, 6.35-6.60. Cattle: receipts, 3,500. Steers, 9.50-9.75, Slaughter steers, 5.75-12.00. Mixed yearlings and heifers, 3.25-4.00. Slaughter heifers, 5.00-11.00. . Beef cows, 4.50-5.25. Cutters and low cutters, 3.254.00.' • with authorities in such matters.i historic elephant plodded Other ministers present \vere 1 'the M '* 1 " * f <* v i" n t«^^i« .Rev. J. ,C. Agnew, Methodist minister; the Rev. J. T. Hood, retired Methodist minister; the Rev M A Graves, pastor of the Methodist church at pell; the Rev. Eugene W Potter of Jonesboro, presiding ?r fh 5f\ e Jo "^ boro district of Metnodist cliurcnes; the Rev W H. Horn, Baptist minister at Ma' nila, and the Rev. o. M G alh wrlsht, pastor of the Baptist church at Manila. Chicago Wheat r - J""«MtM U V y 1 New Mexico terrain many thousand j-cars ago is believed indicated by discover}- of a humerus or upper bone of the fbrelimb of a pro- boscidean in a gravel pit 22 feet below the earth's surface The bone, nearly 3 feet long and •with a ball-and-socket clrcunfrer- ence of 27 inches, crumbled when exposed to air. The proboscidean was a mammoth animal which stood U feet high at the shoulder and lived In the pleistocene, or ice age, Caruthersville Burns $50,000 in Old Bonds CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — Ab the city council meeting Monday night Mayor D. D. Pinion named a committee to burn $50,000 wortii of old city bonds, retired under tlie city's recently inaugurated refinancing plan. This represents part of more than $100,000 -which the city has refinanced In the course of approximately a year. Tlie 'committee which supervised destruction of the bonds included Aldermen Gage Knight, J. L. Daniels and T. ' J, Medlin. The council voted lo increase the annual fee for city beer licenses from 510 per year to $25. and decided to reduce, the fees 'on saloons within the corporate limits from $450 to' $300 per year. Tourist Trade in 1936 Placed at 5 Billion NEW YORK. (UP)— American tourist trade, totaling $5,000.000,000 in 1936 has become' one of the nation's major Industries, a survey shows. More money Is spent for pleasure travel In the" United States per capita than in any other country in the world. Albert K. Daws on of ths Chicago over GO so. for that 'matter, Is Nebrask — -_ .- for the "rule" He once urged the presl-, dent to make his next three appointments to the court>fr6m a trio of legal brain trusicrs still in their thirties. The 'president's remark apiKirs to dispose of .an oft-repeated ru- Arms Ban Is ApprovedBy Senat^SO-0 WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UP) — Tlie seniito, todnynitoptcil a. Joint resolution to ban shipment of Implcmcnls of wai lo Sualn, The vote was 80 lo 0. 'Hie house, ncllng under "gag" OF FlTYHESnlS Declares Success 'of ' Democracy Demands Move Libeml Altitude. Imtl Immediately, If possible, any shipment, of arms lo waning Spanish factions. As Iho icsohillon wat> $318,007, B D. Miller, president of p. w. Woohvorth Co | $300880 and Thomas J Watson, president Of Ihn TntffnnMnnal 'n.i^L.n— • *_ of Ihe Intcrimtlonn chines Co, $296,028 ess Ma- The treasury department furnished the figures to congress un- dei provisions of an Income tax law passed t\vo jcars ago They were taken fiom Income tax returns made by tho Individuals and rcpiesent only salaries and commissions or bonuses Income fiom investments K not included. Most of the salaries listed weic for the calendar year 1935. Some were foi tho government'.-, last fiscal year from July 1.. 1935 t 0 June 30.. 103C. Thoso making re- rtunw.hud their option of either period. r •'Other Intciesting facts'mid figures revealed by the Hit' That Stan Laurel ({160.288) York haibor with a cargo of immtltons uses .In 1833. Publisher William Randolph. — »,. ,.,.„ M^,,. B Hcaist led Iho llsl at. $500,000 I whipped thiough congress a Spun- In the "high leu" with Hcarstl ish freighter steamed down New vvelc thico film stars, a movlo v ™ 1 ' »"">>"» *>'•»> - —•— -' executive and five business e\- ccuUvcs. i They Included Mno West, ?4&0 813' O, W, Outlzelt, LatrolJC, Pa , sled executive, $388,808; Allied P. Sloan Jr., General Motois Cm- poiatlon president, $374605; Mai- lenc Dletilch, $369,000, W 11 Shechan, president of Twentieth Centur)i-Fo\ Film Corpoiatlon, $34-1,230,, William P. Knuclscii. General Motors executive vlce- piesldcnt, $326,868; Bins Crosby airam jonnson or California , aure 60.288) he will not appoint any of ™ akOT nlmost M W n\ much, as to tlie U S .Supreme Court !?.'* P« rt "cr, Oliver HaiV r'ttAs,- 11 no frnn,,antt.. ltn.*i I...... » >Ht)J. ' ' ij I 1 i) w the president remarked at a recent ...,' Makes Hasty Depaiture Fiom New York, Fear- ,ing Embaigo, NDW YORK, Jan. G (UP) — The Spanish government fi Tighter Mar Cain lubrlco, loaded .with airplanes and supplies for! the Spanish loyalists, sailed fiom Its pier todny at 1 47 l>. M. It carried eight airplanes, 32 rolling kitchens, foimeily used by the United Slates a liny,'and'more than" $2,000,000 vvoilh of foodstuffs, cloth- lug and other supplies, > •Ihe ship depaited' ahead of schedule because. Captain Jose Santa Maria fearcjl that emcr- jency neutrality'legislation might be Jammed' througty, congress, ,ln time to bibck Its sailing. ' • Loading activities were spcedei ami Hie ship's officers ignored safety rules In' directing stowage of the dated 'airplanes In ^ordu to avoid, any 'delay that might result, in holding the- vessel li Jiecn fastened down. "Shortly ["before, the sailing two customs Inspectors demanded admittance to the hold and were blocked by a guard. . - mor that he had promised Robinson the next supreme court vacancy In recognition of llw Arkansas senator's services as Democratic floor leader. One inevitable result Is that there .will be niore talk about Felix Frankfurter of Harvard Law School; Donald RIchberg, and others under" CO. But RIchberg figures less frequently In this typ? of gossip' since he went Into the lawyer-Iobbylng^buslness In Wash- inglon with the firm of Ambassador-to-Russia Joe Davles Amer- . - ican Express Company estimates that the money spent for tourist travel actually compares with the expenditures for automobiles. Statisticians have placed the total expenditure for travel as 11 per cent greater than for the clothing business. 45 pzr cent more than Hie printing business and CO per cent greater than for the lumber business. , 1157-8 117 1055-8 106 3-4 104 1-g 105 1-4 Besides Its high melting point, tungsten has other outstanding j qualities. When.drawn Into a wlra in such manner as to produce a fibrous structure, It has a tensile strength of 650.000 pounds to the square Inch, the^strongest in the world. ••!••.. ,.-.'• Burglary Suspect Is Adjudged Insane •James Harvey,' negro''burglary suspect, adjudged -Insane, was removed from the county Jail hero to the state mental hospital hospital at Little Rock, yesterday. Harvey was accompanied bj Arch Ltndsey, deputy sheriff, an IJeonard Mayo, poUcetnun. Arrested several days ago as a suspect in the burglary of. Tim's grocery on East Main street Harvey developed symptoms of insanity after being confined In Jail. His actions Indicated tha he was laboring under the illus ion that he was a dog, Jumpini about on his all fours anc "barking" at persons who ventured near his cell. ' "Merchants Voice Objections in Mass Protest at Capitol. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 6 (UP)—For the second time wilh- In a month Alabama's merchants marched on the'state capitol today In R 'mass demonstration protesting' new taxes. Gathering from all parts of the stale by aulo, bus and a siMcial train from Birmingham, the embattled merchants paraded to the captlol with tanners reading "Down With R Sales .Tax" flying above them. At the dapitol they jammed Into the galleries and corridors while their spokesmen argued before the house ways and means committee against passage of the Chlchester two per cent general sales lax. The sales, tax Is designed as a substitute for. a gross receipts tax of 1 1-2 per cent which has been attacked In the courts by the merchants as unconstitutional. Both measures have been condemned in mass meetings in (he slate. . - • • • OSSEA, Minn (UP)"—TVcnty- one-ycar-bld Mildred Helmar, law student at the. unlvcrslty.-of Minnesota, has been elected justice.sqf the peace In the village of Ossea ' Said pretty, blonde Mildred: "I ran. for : the" office because I felt It my civic duty. T felt! someone who knows a.little about law could do a better-job. I'll go to my law classes In the morning arid be a justice of the.peace In the afternoon." Dreiser's 'Tip' for a New Plot Trucks Crash on Highway Occupants of two trucks escaped serious Injury Monday night when their vehicles collided lira Hieh- Stolen Truck Returned With Load of Coal MATTOONf,' III., (UP)-Mrs. Victor Miller, Mattoon, Is ahead half a ton of coal, but Is at loss as to what to do. about- it. She telephoned police that- her husband's half-ton truck had been stolen from Its garage. An hour later the truck was found—back Jan G (UP)i- 1'iesldent Roosevelt, In a message to congress which said there Mas no vital need foi aujendinent"ot the constitution, rebuked tho couit-s today foi narrow Inteipre- latlons of fundamental law and asked an immediate embargo against shipment of munitions to Spnlh. .' _,',, Mr. Roosevelt spoke before s in cheering congress which demon- stiated in approval as he challenged the courts and called foi more liberal Interpretation of the constitution In top hat and-fiock coat, tli'e president arrived on Capitol 5I1H to find 11 le t«o houses'assembled. But the supremo court, toward ahleli vllnl parts of his message wcic , addressed, was busy with Its own labors in the marble court building nearby, The message did not mention the court specifically but obviously parts of it were dhected_ toward the tribunal Election, Is CertiB«a , A row moments before he'ad- dressed the packed chamber, con- giess completed Its formal ' task of counting the electoral votes and ceitlfjlng Roosevelt and Garner winners in November's election It made - ready, too, for T quick action as soon as the president's message was delivered lo , pass the emergency Spanish ncu- t trality resolution "• ,. . "During the past .year," tho president said, "there has been a •' growing belief that' there Is little fault to be found with the con- , stituUpn ofv the .iUnlled' States, as.ICslaiufs today. "The vital need Is not an alteration of our funda- nienjal law b'uti an Increasingly enlightened "view wl(h reference to It. Wftjcultles have grown " out of Ils Interpretation but rightly considered it can be used as nn instrument of progiess and not as a device for prevention of, action." * The president sold his study of the constitution and especially ' the preamble .convinced 'him 'the s authors were aware of great prob-V lems which would confront the nation after theV Vcre gone Hej, said he believed' It' w&s their ex- J- pectatlon and intent "that a liberal interpretation in the years,, to come would give to the con- . gross the same relative powers " ;pver new national problems as'~" they themselves gave lo the coii~-"' gtcss .over the national problems' of 'their day." Must Meet Present Needs t Tho president continued' ; ^ "It H not to be assumed that* there will be prolonged failure' to bring legislative and Judlchl— action Into closer harmony " ' "Means must be found to adapt -' our legal forms and our judicial Interpolations to the actual present national needs of the larg:'- est progressive democracy In ' the-. modern world." ^ Asserting that the people asked the judicial branch "to-do- Its part in making democraly sue-. ccssful," the president denied ' ho'" sought extra legal powers but"i said he Insisted upon the right' • to exercise powers properly, con"ceded or legitimately implied by the constitution. ' The process of democracy," he said, "must not be .imperiled .by the denial of essential powers of free government." tiicu Ycmuivd uuiuueu ill u nigil- tan* I.ILU l.rucK was lOUna—DELCK way 61 accident about a mile In Us garage and loaded with north of Blythevllle. jooall _. Blythevllle. One truck was driven by Vir- Mrs. Miller was sure neither gil ^foss, negro. The other was. sno nor her husband hart ordered a truck-transport owned by the the coal. Police told her to keep Dealers Transport company. : •' It, .When lime for the tip arrives, the New York hat check girl seems able to transform cyen literary lions into lambs. Theodore Dreiser, Availing for his hat, at a party recently, reflects some of the flavor, of his own American Tragedy as he fingers through his pockelbook lor jusl the right amount of money to get his hat out of storage and . leave the checker in a good 1 mood. Cleveland Drivers Get Free Chance for Test CLEVELAND (UP)—The Cleveland Automobile Club has set up equipment to test the driving skill of Clcvclanciers. Students of Penn College will operate the machines and check the results of the tests, optional to: anyone, to develop a course of study on drivers' weaknesses. WEATHER „• ARKANSAS—Cloudy, probably 1 , occasional rains tonight or Thuro- day. colder In northwest portion tonight. Much colder Thursday with cold wave and hard freeze In northwest portion. Memphis and Vicinity — Rain, and colder, probably ^turning to snow Thursday. • ' ' ' ' ^ *: The maximum temperature'here yesterday was 49, minimum 36, partly cloudy, with '.01 of an inch rainfall, according ltd Samuel P. Norrls, official weather! observer

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