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Save Watte Paper.' It is valuable to the War CHort! The Boy Scouts wjff collect your Scrap Paper every Saturday. VOL. XI,I—NO. -10 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ™ E DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AHr> Rnirr-.-.n. „„—„ ^ * '*•* f f *-* Mj'llievJjjc Daily News BJyUicvlllc Herald lilythcville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader IT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI liLVTiJEVlLLIO. ARKANSAS. KKIDAV, MAV B, 11M-I LAUNCH MAJOR SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' : Ky United 1'rrss . , A sub.sitlim-y company of MontKomcry Ward in i mil/ 111., !)!is shut down as the result of a work t uy 450 employes. John Saxon, planl niiinsigor of the Hummer ,,,i,,,,,, iU ; Lm ._ Hitf Company, siiys the wilkoul is a .strike, hut assorts ho is nof aware ol tho cause. Union officials declare llic« workers lot t then- jobs because (he company refused to sign a contract carrying „ maintenance of membership clause. Montgomery Ward's imwillingnuKs to sign .such a contract caused tne dispute which led to the government's seixurc ot Ward s Chicago properties last week In.Pennsylvania, a new strike reported in the Cambria County coal field has raised to almost 3200 the number of striking workers throughout the state's western and central coal iields. There seems little chance of work being resumed at any of llicse pits before Monday. The'new walkout Involves 275 employees of Die Koppers Coal Company at the town of E'ortage. Another Pcnnsyivaniu strike involves several hundred; inspectors of BULLETIN WASHINGTON, May 5 (UP) —The House voted overwhelmingly today tn investigate the Montgomery Ward ami Company case. The vote of 300 lo CO follon'- cd spirited debate. The vole was on a resolution by Uepublican Representative .Cliiiiics W. Dcivcy (if Illinois pnnnting tint a special scven- m ember House committee -s investigate Ihc -;ci7tir.c in which fTJliHitgomer} \iard President \ s Styell Aierj v.is forcibly re. atc previously had di- jmhcury r.orainjlfcc In tnqaite into all phases of.tlie nult&r V *-*- --'/-"^""-ir/- the Curtlss-Wrlght propeller division near the town of Beaver. They are demanding classification changes which would 'increase their bonus payments. The'' work' '.stoppage is tying up half the plant's'production departments, and rendering 1200 of f Ihe company's 300 workers idle. are participatinfi in an effort wreck the war program. The War Manpower Commission may set up a system of schools to Irnin essential railroad workers. The institutions would be modelled nfter the "highly successful" one recently established nt Saint Louis. Thi.s school, operating In the ofiices and yards of the Saint Louis Terminal Kailroad Association; has tinned out skilled brakcinen, switchmen, and oilier types of railroad employees. Benish Selected As Director For Paralysis Work L. S. Benish today tt'as notificti by John H. Green of Little Hock, stale chairman of tbe Arkansas National Infantile Paralysis Foundation, of his election as director of the First Congressional District. Elected' at a meeting' of the Foundation held recently tle Hock, .other officers Lit- are J _ , . Herbert 'Graves of judsonia, who was elected chairman to succeed Mr. Green, who was named advisory chairman for the state; Miss Willie Lawson of Little Rock' vice chairman; R. G. McDauiel of Little Rock, treasurer; L. E. Grubbs of Newport, director of the Second Congressional District; Don Grccnhaw of Harrison, director of - r • • — •>-. ........ u. * in i i Jijvij f llll tHilfJl tJl At Johnstown, Pcnn. 1250 striking 1 the Third District, Colbert Field llplOyCCS Of tilC Bpt,l>ln>1pm R^ol nr Tovm-l-nn^ »^....n. T ^:_- l .. , employees of the Bethlehem steel Corporation have agreed to go back to their-jobs Monday morning. In California, the Regional War Labor Board has ordered representatives of San Francisco bay area APL and CIO machinists unions to appear before 'the WLB in Washington tomorrow. The unions affected are those which have refused to obey National WLB directives on ship repair wage rates and overtime work disputes. Turning to Army affairs, Ihe War Department is starling a new system of lion-emergency leaves and furloughs for key army ground force personnel In combat zones. Such men will now be allowed three weeks in the United Slates before returning to their posts. Draft Plans Studied Selective Service ' authorities in Washington are working on a new directive lo clear up the draft status of .men 2G and older. No details of AWhc p[ an are y c t. available. As for ™'mcn over 30, informed sources in the capital believe these registrants will not be drafted this year—if engaged In essential work. Another Washington development concerns the big sedition trial. The government completed presentation today of its case supporting ton- tempt charges against James Laughlin. Laughlin, who is an attorney for one of the 29 defendants, moved immediately for dismissal of the contempt citation. Judge Jennings Bailey did not act on the motion at once. An important appropriation bill was passed by the House Appropriations Committee. It provides nearly .seven million dollars for emergency maternity and infant care for wives of enlisted men in the nrmeci services. The outlay is in addition to 23 million dollars already provided for this purpose for the current fiscal year. The committee reports that the extra money is needed because authorization for this type of care are increasing at the rate of three thousand to four thousand a month. Tlie cost per case is also going up. as beneficiaries become Jfemiliar with the program. F. I). K. Backers Oroiv In the political field, unofficial records show that 319 delegates thus far chosen for the Democratic Nat- .•uona] Convention are pledged to vote "for a 4th term. One hundred and 2G others, although not pledged to rename President Roosevelt, are expected to do so. This brings lo 445 the number of knon-n fourth termers. File hun- ' dred and 8 votes of the 11 hundred and 76 total nre required to nominate. Democratic Representative Wright Fntmnn of Te>;as. deplores making the price onilrol situation a partisan Issue. He says Republican candidates who promise more gasoline, snore sugar, and lower tnxes of Texarkana, Fourth District, John A. Riggs Sr., of Little Rock', Fifth District director, Mrs. L. 3. White of Benton. director of the Sixth District, nnd T. S. Cornelius of Hope, Seventh District director. Members at large are Bob Flocks of Fort Smith and Prince Cook of Hot Springs. Gov. Homer M. Adkins was reelected honorary chairman of the organization. Mr. Benish today told the Courier News lhat "We shall altempt to organize the First Congressional District of Arkansas so effective assistance can he rendered to the victims of infantile paralysis in this section, thereby putting the money raised for the fund lo the use for which the contributors intended it. Definite plans for organization will be announced later." New York Cotton open high i olv c ] ose prc ] Mar. . 1949 I9SO 1916 1948 1950 May . 2112 2115 2110 2114 2112 July . 2057 20SO 2056 2059 Oct. . 1992 1997 1991 1994 Dec. . 1970 1972 1968 19G9 2058 1991 1970 INDIA Missing Airman First Lieut. Henry Cln v Hampson, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. k. Itampson of Nodeim; who has been reported missing In action over Uurma since March 27. Lieutenant Hampson, a bombardier an ( | navigator, received hi.s wings and commission at 13ig Springs, Texas. \ Services To Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon For Aged Resident Mrs. Minnie Clemens, a lonytimc resident of BlythcviHe, died at. 12:55 o'clock yesterday nt the Bly- 12:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Ulythevillc Hospital. She was 75. Dora in Nashville^ Tenn., Mrs. Clemens came to this section when a young Birl. She was the widow of (lie lute Noah Clemens, who owned extensive farm laiuls in this section. He died 27 years ago. She leaves two daughters, Mrs Florence Maher of Dlythevillc ami Mrs. Cora Brown" of Charleston, Mo.; three sons, Jopliti Clemens of Lang Beach, Calif., Russell Clc- ineiis of Wynne, RIK! Thurman Clemens of Bremerton, Wash., and n B. A. Bugg of Bly- half-brother, thevillc. Funeral services will foe held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Colib Funeral Home with the Rev. "•'"*"• • ' d ' Methodist , officiating. Burial will be made at Maple Grove Cemetery. Forgery Suspect Is Ordered Held For Court Action John Kimbrough, 24, was ordered held to await action of the Circuit Court in a session this week in Municipal Court. The 24-year- old man is charged with forgery and uttering in connection with the cashing of two checks with local merchants on Lee Shrablc of south of Manila. Kimbroueh, who was returned from Flint. Mich., to answer Ihe charges In Municipal Court, was In County jail here loday. His bond was set at SIOO'O. Pre-Invasion Raids Continue •b M^ ^* mm, .. ---. , . • ^^^ ^« ^^^^^V ^^^^ Pas De Calais Area Battered Despite Rains Radio Berlin Claims Yanks Over Romania; Rail Yards Attacked LONDON, May 5 (U.P.J—The third slrnlglit, dny of slormy weather is hampering the Allied pro-Invasion air offensive iiBiiinsl Hitler's Europe. Nevertheless, American and British airmen braved rains and clouds today lo make- n four-way strike at Nazi defenses In Trance and run the offensive Into Its 18th consecutive day. However, tlie forces were comparatively .small, Liberators paced the attacks with (i diitni raid on (lie Pus De Cnlnls rocket sun coast. All of some one hundred bombers ami lighters returned safely. Allied heavy bombers and light bombers attacked inland rail centers. The German air force failed lo challenge any of the ullacks. Murky weather reduced the scale of operations to scarcely more than 500 sorties by the United Slule.s nnd British air forces. A week ago, the Allies were - sending out two or three thousand or even more planes a day. Fail In t)ro|i tinmbs Returning pilots snld ninny heavy bombers could not pinpoint their targets through the clouds. Some returned with full bombloads rather than risk killing or injuring Frenchmen In adjoining areas. Radio Berlin says United Stales bombers and fighters; [lew over Romania today through n heavy cloud cover. The German. 1 ; .say the air fleet was challenged- by 'German ami R'ojnnnian air defenses us soon ns it crossed the frontier, and claimed the planes were engaged in a violent air battle. However, the Allies have not confirmed the Nazi broadcast. If the report is true, the planes undoubtedly flew out from Allied bases in Italy ami Is a 'folluwup End of Enemy Ammunition Train iitS" ^UffJW.'SS&W.A.*!. &N&Vn*-.JH. s^-w.v-.—•«__.„. . Budapest. The RAP dropped blockbusters and fire bombs on railway yards in the Hungarian capital,, one of the main communications centers iir the Balkans. It was the fourth '""'" '""•' "' '•""'''""•• Air Force* photo from NKA Telophoto.) nny N. O. Cotton open high low close pr.cl Mar. . 1952 1953 1949 1951 195! May . 2128 2128 2120 2121b 2127 July . 2073 2075 2071 2072b 2072b 3d. . 1904 Dec. . 1974 1999 1976 1993 1997 1973 1074 1997 19751) Tin Fish Nips Nip Ship ' and fighter-bombers raked Kn7 | communications north of the lighting fronts. Nazi I'alroli Active And in the ground fighting. German patrols stepped up their attacks, an indication llmt the Nazis major Allied Nnzi raiding parties, supported by self-exploding robot tanks, attacked repeatedly on the Auzio fear an imminent land offensive. The remarkable photo above shovis a Jap tanker being struck squarely amidships by a torpedo launched from a carrier-based u. i>. r\avy plane during attack on Truk, Japs' great navnl and air base in the Carolines. Note straight wake of torpedo and, crossing It, erratic path oj second one that went astray. W. Eugene fcmith, Popular ^holography Magazino war correspondent, took picture trpm_plane that launched the lethal torpedo beachhead, but all were driven off In Yugoslavia, partisan troops apparently are Increasing their efforts against, the Germans. Black phnnloni brigades have surrounded a German-held town in western Bosnia, other partisans have launched four drives which stopped German traffic on several communication lines. A military observer in Lllwon says today that the Allies may invade the Balkans to reinforce Yugoslavian Iroops who have been fighting the Germans nlmost continuously since the occupation. And the Germans themselves apparently arc considering the same possibility. A spokesman for Ihe Greek exile government says (hc Nazis have proclaimed mnrtlal law In Crcle and have ordered German personnel on nil Gicek airdromes lo stand by for any eventuality. In the Russian fighting. Red Army forces arc reported moving up to the front lines in the Carpathian foothills of northeastern Romania in preparation for a drive towards the Galali Gap. No Flood Danger Yet In Arkansas, Engineer Says LITTLE ROCK, May 5 (UPl — Major A. L. Anderson of the U. S. Engineers says there Is no flood danger yet in Arkansas. And people In principal flood rcglonj arc holding on to hopes that the cud of the prolonged siege ot rain is in sight. The Ouachlta river threatens to reach -11 feet at Camden tomorrow which is IS feet above flood singe. Tlie Black river has risen six feet abov e flood stage. And the upper white is reported to be rising slowly. The Arkansas river has crested nt Port Smith nnd'Is sinning tn drop. Supplies Arc Moved Beyond Prut River To Carpathian Hills LONDON, Mny S (UP) _ Soviet troops nre rciwrtcd flghllni; tenth nnd -null lo get their front lines In shape for n big push hi KoiiKinla: They're moving large columns of supplies, iimitiiuiltlnn and tractor (hnwn artillery, beyond the Prut river in the Carpathian foothills. And it's no easy tusk. For the Prut still Is tic.-ir flood stage from melting mountain snows. Hut prc- imrnllons for (lie anticipated JIIIKO. scale action nrc going on dally despite Ihe high »iitcrs. Berlin says strong Russian fnrccs even now arc attacking on a narrow front along the Slrel river— tli of the Prut bend. Hut, then, .h c Germans have insisted Hint a imijor Red Army offensive has liccn going on In this area for the past three days. Moscow has not confirmed the Nazi report. On other fronts, the nod Air Force continued to plaster German supply depots and railroad Junctions. The.sc raids—13 of them In the pasl 1G nighls—also arc believed lo be part of Ihc K0fleiilng-up process for the grand scale spring offensive. The Polish railroad Junction of T.wow has been one of the pet target areas. As tins besieged Sevastopol, In tlie Crimea. Tlie latest attack on Sevastopol was particularly heavy, it Is regarded as po«il)l.v the prelude lo the final assault on the tollcrlng port. No less than 10 huge fires were started. Tticy, In turn, touched off a prolonged rumble of explosions, Inflicting heavy losses on Ihe enemy garrison. Body Found At Malvcrn May Be Murder Victim HOT SPRINGS. Mny 5 (UP) — Hot Springs police arc working on a mystery case in which an alleged gambler may be the victim of a Bnng murder. On April 22 Ihc body of a man was found In n ditch nbont 10 nillrs southeast of Malvcrn. And It Is now tliouiihl that it is the body of Frank Ablwlte of Chicago, a well known horseman, restaurant proprietor 1 and aliened gambler who has been missing since Feb. 28. Police oftlccrs from Chicago. Malvcrn and Hot Springs are making Investigations together and they sa v there arc strong Indications that the body is that of the missing man. They say they believe hc had been "taken for a ride" in gangster fashion nnd murdered by underworld associates. Abbate has raced his horses nt Hot Springs every year until he disappeared this season. His disappearance has never been solved. Soot Causes Blaze Soot In the flue nt 501 South Ully became Ignited yesterday at- :crnoon but no damage wns done lo the house, according to firemen. The small fire occurred about i:30 o'clock in the house occupied by Frank Grlgsby and family. An overheated oil stove caused a •small fire In (he upstairs apartment at 133 West Kentucky, occupied by Mrs. John Long this afternoon. Negligible damage was done by the fire, which occurred at 1:15 o'clock. Late Bulletins WASIIINO'i'ON, may r, —The Hiiuse Inilny passed and sent In the Sjifiiati: 'tins Ways ami 'Sloans't'ninmltlec'.s Individual Income tlix sliniillfirulloii bill ivliliili would relieve 110 mll- llcni lasimyerii of tin: nccraslly or roniuiidnj; tlielr luxes. NKW YOHK, Mny ti (Ul 1 ) — airs. Vdvalee, Uickliwoii, Alnill- snn Avcinie doll dealer am) for- incii ic'slilnil of Sun Fraiulst'ii ««s Initiclcil by.n feilcrul Brand •Jury (m\ay 'ijjj" a cbjirjc uf csr iilniWKe, an offense tlnii carries Ihe ilcnlli penally In irarllmi:., "Tlds wumaii reporter! the iniivcnicnU ami repalr.i of Iwt- llcshljis after 1'cnrl Hurlinr 'di the (•uciiiy," Unllnl Slates Al- tnt'ney James KIirN'nlly told federal jiicljic William Kondy. LONDON, Mny 5 (l).!'.)_ llrlllsli ami Australian flRbter- nmnljcrs ailacliod and broke the great l'osc:itra Dam In eastern Italy liKlay. uilliMshif n ' torrent of water on German defenses In the rc.tcn.rn lilver valley. WASHINGTON, May f> (III-) — 'the War rirparlincnt :in- nouiicM an agrcrinent has been reached under which the United i-.lalrs will pay only XO cents " Ijarrcl plus proiluclion costs for nil produced on Hu> Ciinol 1'rojccl In cciiilrast willi tho cirliiliuil iiKrccincnt of 51.25 plus 1 cost. Colonel Barton Will Receive Army-Navy 'E 1 EL DORADO, Ark., May 5 (UP) —With Senator John L. McClellan acllng as mnsler of ceremonies, the Army-Navy "E" was to be awarded lale today to the Owirk Ordnance Plant for excellence In production of ammonia for the war effort. The plant, one of seven in the United Stales, has been hi production only since June 1913, making ammonia and ammonium nitrate from natural gas and nitrogen from the air. Col. T. C. Gcriier. field ellreclor of ammunition plants, St. Louis, was to be the principal speaker at the ceremony. Hc was to present Ihc flag to Col. T. II. Barton, pre-sldcnl of Lion Chemical Corporation, the parent company. Conidr. Corydon M. Wassoll of ittlc Rock, hern of Java, will read the Nav v citation accompanying Ihc award. Bank Stock Bought DATESVILLE. May 5 (UP) — Slock of (he First National Bank of Newark has been bought by a group of Ilatcsville citizens and Is to be moved to Batesville. The bank, which was founded In 1902, has a cnpllnl of $50,0(10 surplus and deposits lolnllng $444,000. Charles M. Edwards, one of the principal stockholders-says the loss of personnel has'tcncd the selling of Ihc stock. Chicago Wheat open hifjh low close pr.cl May . 173S 173-li •I73-T4 173% 173% July . 170 170". 1G9-K 169->i Chicago Rvo open high low .close prcl May . 132% 132:4 130' 130 . 132« 3 Jap Leaders Reported Dead Admiral Koga Killed In Pacific Action According To Tokyo l!y United I'rcss Tokyo minmmcos tho deaths .of throe top-ranking .jap ,,m!|lto«t lenders, an admiral mid two gonor- nls. Ttic .Japanese radio siiys Admiral Kogn, coininniidcr-lii-chlef of 'the Imperlnl combined fleet, was killed diirliitf March while aboard a plane dlrccllng front line naval operations. Am! Japan's official news aiidicy asserts that two generals died hi mid-April of Illnesses contracted while on "active duty." They arc Major General OOhashI, head of an army unit In China— Invaders Struck From All Sides SHIwoil Captures Another Village In Mogaung Valley ; NBW DELHI, -May 6 iUP)-Jttic lirlllsh have started n general offensive lo drive the Japs out of Enslcfn Inilln. ,... •.••'-.: :•. A comimmlciuo from'Lord Louis Mountballen's' headquarters Jnili- cules that the Imperials have struck simultaneously from oil sides "gainst the bulk of the enemy for--K groppcd around Kohlma. ' ' Strong lank mid ' artillery reinforcements are believed to be pouring lulo Uie batllo - region 'from the Assnm lo Bengal rnll line over the road from Dtmapur. A major battle apparently i? in full swing hi the outskirts of Ko- lilnin. The counnunlniic also indicate'; that Homo Billlsh mills hnic A«cpt around north of Kolilma, nnd are driving down Into the rear or the Japanese positions from the hills.: The bulk of sonic 30000 Japanese troops which launched the invasion nlo Jndlit last March Is bclUnod to be concentrated hi Hie Kohima. urea. And' n detent thcio would *'en"dS; their hopes of establishing an on-,. cralliiji baso Inside the HWliirif: rronUer, Irefoic the monsoon fains ,'• begin a lllllc more than two weeks*-* from now. ' Encouraging news also comes from the. -depth, of the Burmese jungles wljcie American and Chinese forces under General StilweU nre ballcring their v,ay do-*n the Mogaung- Valley, ^ Aided :by ah power provided by well's troops* have driven'the Japs from H village where the enemy held them up for four dajs And now they're reported (d be within 10 miles of the Jap-hclh town ot Knmnltlg, at the • lowered , of tho Motjuung Valley. Tlie'Jap force, about 1000 strong may bo trapped between the two Stllwell forces. • • The Jnps, however, still are making progress In their new offensive Inside China. A Chungking spokesman announces that'one Japanese column-lias readied the southern o»I-^lrts of Loyntig, an important Admiral icoga thus meets the y on " lc rntl llnc (rom Cheng- same end (hat befell bis prcdc- vv '" ^""B"'. in north-central Honan province. 1 Major General Shhnokawa, described only as n commander of n unit at, tho front. CCMOI, flrc-callng Admiral Yam- amolo, who swore to dictate peace terms to America in the White House. Yaninmoto—according to tin; Jnp Btory—died during ti front line niwal air aclion In April, 1913. During Ihc 11 mouths of Koga's incumbency, the licet he led played fin elaborate gnrao of hide and seek with Ihe United Stales Navy —the Jap.s doing all the hiding. Kmpcrm- llirohllo'.s bluejackets did not fight one major sea action throughout tills whole period, Tokyo announces that Kogn's .successor — Admiral T'oyoda — nl- rctidy 1ms assumed active command. The spokesman says 'two Japanese columns pushing toward Loy- nng were stopped In, their tracks. But the third, spearheaded by'-56 tanks, drove to the towns outskirts from the south. . "" Turks Are Told Nation May Be Fighting Soon LONDON, Mny 5 (UP) — The Turkish people hiive been warned that they may have to resort to ma. At his first news conference since Turkey .suspended chrome shlp- mcut.s to Germany, the Turkish foreign minister snld yesterday that air raid precautions would be Invoked In the Turkish capital. He said: "We must regulntc our exist- once fls though danger always was present." He wwit'mi: "If the military effort, of Turkey is nl stake one day and many of us nre obliged to resort to arms, this must not consti- !ulc a surprise for the Turkish na" Livestock ST. LOUIS. May 5 <UPi—Ho? receipts 9,500 head, with 1.000 salable. Top price $13.70. 200-270 pounds 13.70. 140-160 pounds $10.65-1165' sows Si 1.25. Cattle receipts 1.400. with 700 head' salable. Calves 400. all salable. Mixed yearlings nnd heifers 14.00-14.75. Cows fl.50-11.50. Camiers and cutters 7.00-9.00. Slaughter steers. 10.5016.50; slaughter heifers 9.75-16.00; stockcr and feeder steers, 9.75-14.00. Judge Shows Cartoon SEATTLE (UP)—A Percy Crosby cartoon, depicting the tragedy of children ot divorced parents, hangs In one of Seattle's divorce courts. The presiding judge points out tho July . 120 129% 129-Vi 12714 128« (tons. cartoon lo couples seeldnj; sepnra- Gandhi May Be Given freedom To Save Life LONDON, Mny 5 (UPl-Marshal Viscount Wnvell, the Viceroy'of India, was expected ,today to. take steps to release Mohandas Gandhi from internment. The 74-year-old Indian Nationalist lender Is quite ill, suffering'from nmlnria nnd low blood pressure. His personal physician says he is very weak, incapable of undertaking his normal ment.al and physical work. Wiwell, however, was expected to consult the Cabinet in London before releasing Gandhi, who was Interned two years ago In a -palace; south of Bombay. , . .";.•. Should Gandhi be 'too 111 to move, his release might be effected by simply removing the guards from hh prison villa. New York Stocks A T & T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper .. Beth Steel .......... Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors ........ Montgomery Ward .. N Y Central ...... Hit Harvester .: North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio 157 1-8 62 3-4 25 5-8 58 1-2 84 114 • 35 7-8 S? 44 17 3-4 72 ' 8 1-8 16 1-2 Socony Vacuum 12 3-8 Sludebaker ..,;• „..'. 16 Standard of N J 55 7-8 Texas Corp 485-8 Packard .' 37-8 U S Steel 52 3-8 Weather ARKANSAS — Fair this afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Continued cool tonight. Warmer Saturday. .