Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 21, 1933 · Page 2
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Iola, Kansas
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Saturday, January 21, 1933
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PApP. TWO THE lOLA DAILY REGISTER. SATURDAY EVENP^G. JANUARY 21,1933. . DAILY REGISTER CHAS. P. SCOTT Entered at the lola, Kansas, I'ostofflM Second CIOS'B Matter. .Tiilephdn^ .„ , ,— - 18 (l>iT»t« jBnmch ExchangB Connecting All artmenti.) , 1i BUBStmtPTION BATES' By Carrier in lola, Gas City. LaH«ip«, - , _ and Bossett. One Weelc 15 CenU One Year '. :..-...~?7.80 BY MAir; j Outside Alleni County One Yearj -Siii MoBtlis ....... Tli'iee Moithj :— Oi^ Montii $5.00 »2.B0 »1.60 J 50C In Allen County I One, Y^ar . I Sis Months .... ' Three Uontha On» Montli — ta.oo -$1.75 „ »1.00 . 50c "MEMBER A,SSOCIATED PRKSS ybe JteejBteT carries the Associated Press rej&rt by 'special leased wire! The Associated Press is exclusirely entitled;to use for rei>ublication 'of all news diitilatcfaes • credited to it or not othcnrise' credited in )this paper, and also the local news pab- Jishcd herein. All rights of repnblictklion of (pedal dispatches; herein are also reserved. for Today tiraifNIKG Ail ENEMY: If thine "enemy;be hingry, give him bread to^t; anld If he be thirsty, give him •water to (Jrlnk.—Prov. 26:21. ABOLISH THE FRIMARV; Senator M. \. Bender, of Holton, has^lntroduced a bill In the Kansas Stia^ Senate to repeal the primary law'and i^etu'ri to the convention ;: systgm as a method of making party non^atloiis. it Is to be hoped the bUl wlU bei paised. The prlniaryjis a relic of the wave of excessive, Reasoned and im- reasoAlrig democracy which swept the country s(ime thirty years ago __whe^ It w4s hjeld by some powerful leaders that 'jthe way to cure the evils of democracy Is more democracy*" Oth^r relics of that unfortunate era are the initiative and referendum and t!he recall, which Kansas happily! escaped but which has broti^t unmixled evil to many other statie^. ,It was even propose as a , part bf the "liefonn" program that the peaple dioikld be given the power to "recall," not judges only but judlr cial decisions; but that monstrosity : faded; awajf before the common ; sense of the people. ; The |Ar8mmeWt fori the PrimaiTr. ThCi advocates of the primary ar- gtied that tlie I convention system o^ makUig nommations lent Itself to .. control by pojUtical machines and by certain selfish interests and that we. 'never could ki ve honesty In politics and re^l patrlc tic service' from elected offjce holders until the people were esnpower id to nominate candidates fey dire( t vote. They argued also that the )rlmary system would / give thp county not only more honest anti disint ;rested ^officials, but abler »ten In i ublic office. The appeal was attractive. The cbnven^on system undoubtedly was subject to ci a-tain abuses. "Machines", did f ourlsh under it and now and then there had been scandals arising fr)m It. It was easy to „ denounce a syi tem wfilch put a pre- jmiium o« leadi rship and to urge the , people ft) take political power Into their owjn hands. And so the convention iwas (verthrown and th^ primary enthrjned in its place. The new system has now had a full generation of tri£ 1, and with, what re-, suit? : I , How III Has Worked. It has* not corrected the evils of the conventiov system, and it has ' brought other and worse evils in Its train. It has not (limlnated scandals in the nomijiation of candidates. Note the expuljSion rom the United States Senate at j least three men who without doubt; had been elected, tmt who were unseated becau^ they spent extravagant sums of money in ' the primary at which they were ' nominitei. Everybody' knows that ' no tnan yho has real opposition can i make a ^tate wide primary oam- ' jpalgn In any state with any hope of " ; success who does not spend large ' sums of money. Not only does the priaMa;y system post the ^candidates a large sum of 'money, but It imposes heavy expet^ee "ilpon the state. It cost the state of Kansas $223,110.32 to hpld the . primary last year. Every two years that 'Bxp ^iuse must be repeated. To this must be added the cost of holding primaries In. city elections, probably half or two-thirds as much mctfe." It may jbej that the primary Is not resi)on5ib|e for the tremendous growth in state expenses, and yet it is a feinglilar coincidence that here ' in Kansas the total cost of running the state Sunder the administration of Governor Bailey, the last governor but^one nominated under the convention plan, was only $2,500,000 a year, while under the adminlstra- the cost had a year. It that at least increase: has the pubUc service. Proof enough of that Is found In a comparison between the UnitM Btlites' Senate of 1906, the last 8eh4te chosen Under the convention cyatem, with the present Senate membership. Call the roll of the, 1905 Senatie: Aldrich, Alger, Allison, |ltacon, Bailey, Beveridge, Blackbiirn, Burrows, Cockrell, diapp, CulbeHson, Cullom, Daniel, Depew, Dolllvir, filkins, Fairbanks. Porateer. Prycj OalUnger, Hale, Hawley, Knox, liong, LMge, Mooney, Morgan, Newi^nds, Pettus, Piatt of Connecticut, ^octor, Spooner, Teller, >V$iTen,—why one could call the entire roll and hardly find a man of less thanjnational stature. All but two or three of these men have been long in 'theh- graves. But can tinyone point lout 30 members of thrj present Senate whose names are as' familiar as ttie names above noted? A similar comparison could be instituted between the membership oi the House thirty years ago and now with similar iesults. Why has Con- gresS' supplief); no leadership dtiring the past th^e years when leadership was so desperately needed? It is because th^re have been no leaders in either house. M^y have there been no leaders? Betiause the primary banishes from public life men who possess the qualities and characteristics men must have if they are to grow into leadership. It is because the primary puts a premium upon cowardice and demagogy. It is because the primary crucifies the man who Is courageous enough to tell the unpopular truth, who Is bold enough to vote his convictions instead of responding to popular clamor. In :every state men have been elevated to positions of the highest responsibility through the primary whose names would never have been even offered before a convention. In the old convention day it was possible to draft a man, thus secm-lng the services of one who would not offer himself as a candidate but *fho possessed imusual ability. A. ni)table Instance of this was the case of Senator Hoar who never was a Candidate and who yet was kept In (jhe Senate for a quarter of a century. That could not have been possible under the primary system] The primary cannot draft a man.,Unless he is willing to offer himself i and follow th£^t up by making a vlprous and expensive campaign thei state must be deprived of his services. The PrinuuT a Wreckir. the proposal ni^w'before it and with an open mind seek to determine Whether the best interests of the state and the nation Would not be served Ijy retwn to a political system which In the course of more than a hundred years gave the Na^ tion leadership of the highest type and gave it a program of progress and patriotism. THE TAX PENALTIES. in a communication in The Register's Foriim today Mr. J. H. Henderson presents scxne figures that doubtless will surprise a great many people. It is the most natiu*al thing in the world for a taxpayer to get the impression that a 5 per cent penalty imposed for delinquent tax is equivalent merely to 5 per cent interest j on the amount, of the tax. But as Mr. Henderson pobits out the penalty amounts really to 20 per cent. Then if the tax with its penalty is not paid in June an additional penalty of 5 per cent Is imposed for the period between Jime, when the total tax becomes due, and Seiitember when it will go to sale for non-payment of taxes, bringing the Interest rate for that period up to the equivalent, approx- Imitey, of 25% per annum. Of comse there miist be some penalty for failure to pay taxes when they are due. But the penalty should not be so extortionate as those imposed under the present law. TliLUNG THE BEAVER. Someone told the Beaver That the Fox was mighty clever, And the Owl was famed for wisdom, And the:Mink was fair to see, And the ants were raising anthills That wtere sure to last forever. With the passing of Calvin 0001;Idge no man who ever' has been President is left, among the living. But'six women who have been wives of Presidents are still alive. Apparently the Presidency Is harder on men than the first ladyship Is on women. t From Other Papers f .> __ o A REAL BASIS. Wichita,Eagle: Pact that unfUled orders of U. S. Steel showed a slump of only 161 tons in-December, one of the dullest months of the year, under Novemljer can be Interpreted as reassiu-ing to industrial recovery. Unfilled orders for last month were above the extreme low of 1932. which was in July. Heaviest demand came from the automobile industry and that in itself is encouraging. Potentialities of recovery are as great in the automotive line as in any other in Am- Another iniquity of the primaty erica. On the basis of the 1929 stan- system is that it wrecks party organ- d^ird of living, there is figtu-ed to be Izatlons. In the days of the conVen-> deficit of 9,161,000 motor cars in 4.!^ „ - J»-.„ithe country. tion .a party platform and a piarty program meant' something. They meant party discipUne and party use. There are three mlllloVi less loyalty. They meant that when the than that. During 1933 more than Coimtiy went Republican it got aisix miUion cars wiU haveppassectthe Republican program, and when it went Democratic It got a Democratic program. But what happens under the primary? Look at the record of the present Congress. In the first session Democratic leaders country. It is flgui-ed in this way. There ! should nbw be 27.358,000 mot0r cars tion of Governor Reed' Jumped tp i35,5()0,000 WlU hardly be denied part of this appaUingj • been due to the election of inexperienced ^and incompetent, people nominated! in the primary. ! The primary system h !as not brought a higher type of meh into age of usefulness. Many wUl "still be used, to be sure, but ttieir operation will be highly unsatisfactory. It is estimated that ; motor car demand will be several hundred thousand more than last year at the least. This will be refletited in steel u . . : . u.„ ... ^ ^ ^, orders and the steel Industry stimu- broUght In a tax bill that probably elates more manufacturing lines would have balanced the biidget. Ii jthan any other. There is apparent- was shot to pieces because there ly a real basis for the htipe for more was no party discipline or loy^ity. industrial activity during 1933. in like manner measures bearing the stamp of Republican leaders have failed in tlie Senate because certain Republican Senators did not feel themselves obligated In the least degree to follow their party leadership. They had been nominated at a primary on their personal platform, without regard to any party utterance, and there was nobody to call them to account. Under the convention system the representatives of the people wrote the platforni. If'a candidate could not Stand on it he could not be.nomin­ ated. If elected he must support it or be left at home the next time. Every student of gfovenuhent will admit -that the only way a great republic such as ours can' be successfully governed Is through the agejucy of political parties. Any sys- ^tem of nominations, therefore, which disrupts parties, weakens the (republic. The Primary InctmsisteDt. The primary should be rejected, not only on its record, but because it violates the fundamental principles of republican government, and of orderly-i^business procedure. 'We live Under a representative republic, not imder a dh^ect democracy. It Is sis important that the representative system should be carried into the nomination of candidates as it is that it should prevail when laws are to be made. The government of the United States Is-the only national organization which meii try to oper^ ate through the primary system. The Grange, the Federation of Labor, the Farmers Union, the great fraternal orders.—all these hold district, state and national conventions for the formulation. of theh- policies and the selection of the men who shall carry these policies Into effect. They do not trust the selection of their cjfflcials to the primary system of ntmination or election, for; the very gi>od reason that if they [did they would soon be bankrupt. Can the government of the United States, having some COO billion dollars of assets ^nd,the welfare of 125 million stockiolders to" conserve, afford to take chances to which no other buslnesi organization would dream of subjectlhe itself? The Kansai legislature, therefore, would do well to consider carefully JUST 30 YEARS AGO, Ernest Archdeacon put up h'is offer of 3000 francs (about 20 cents per franc, at that time) to the first aviator who could fly only 25 meters (about 80 feet) with a descent of not more tlian eight meters in doing so. Not until three years later vas the prize won, wlien Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brailllan living In Paris, accomplisiied the tlien reniarkable feat of flying 200 feet at a speed of 25 miles per hour. NEXT: What insect Ims pneumatic wings? FOIIJM (Contributions to the Fomm must not be more than 300 words. They niDSt be signed, must deal ^th some subject of general pnbUc interest, must avoid personalities and, if critical, most be well reasoned and sincere, not de- stmctive or inflammstoiy. A newspaper is responsible in law for eTerytbinj; printed in its columns; The Register reserves the right to «dit or reject all Forum article! submitted to it). REDUCiE DELINQUENT PENALTIES. Ajjropos of the measure introduced iri the present Kansas legislature to reduce penalties for delayed payment of taxes, I think it is due to your readers to call attention to this, because I never find anyone in this county who realizes how severe these penalties are. I have heard many taxpayers say, "I am going to let the first hall of my taxes go and pay the whole tax in June. I cannot borrow money anywhere else at 5 per cent." When I tell them they are paying not FI'VE per cent, but TWENTY per cent^ they, refuse to believe it. Any school child can figure it for them. If my tax Is 5100.00. I must pay $50.00 in December, or else pay 5% on the entire SIOO.OO, which is $5.00. What per cent per annum is $5.00 for the use of $50.00 for six months? My tax with penalty id $105.00 in FRECEES AND JflS FRIENDS .... By BLOSSER The Showdown! idLA. KANSAS. Glad But i io' hear It," said the Beaver, have to fell this tree."'. Someone told the Beaver That hie might be fah-ly able. Yet hi4 work was much too earthly For Indelible renownr And trie Muskrat's reputation Was more.eminently stable. Stand, irom under!" cried the Beaver, For hii tree was coming down. Someone" tol& the Beaver That lie really was respected; Would he come and give a lecture Showing when and where and how It was best, in his opinion, That 4 dam should be erected? "Mighty sorry," said the Beaver, But Im building one right now." Then they told the Beaver (They are always telling beavers.) That bis standards were the standards } • Of an antiquated Turk, 'While the Sloth's exalted doctrine Was the one for true-believers; For the talkers must be talking While the Beavers do the work. —From the American Scholar. June. If not paid then, another $5.00 is added, and Ms is for only about 75 days until the tax sale in September. $5.00 for the use of $105.00 for 75 days is equivalent to almost $25.00 per annum, i When a property is taken over by the county it no longer pays taxes; its share of the tax burden must be bprne hy the property that does pa.y And if Its owner Is dispossessed, he is become a public charge and the county or some other welfare fund must pay rent for him elsewhere. It is therefore clearly Iri the public interest to try to make it possible for liome-owners to keep their homes. Since this is true; and since the present tax penalties are so far in excess of any rate which private citizens are allowed to collect; ^nd since they always if all upon tlfose unfortunates who are least bear them; I am glad that you have expressed your; approval of the bill^o abate the rigor of the law. J. H, HENDERSON. « « • • • • • • • • • * • • • • <• • • • • • • <• • • •:• • <• <• •> • •:• • 25 YEARS AGO Itenis from The Register of January 21, 1908. P. N. G. CInb Meets The Past Noble Grand club of the Dorothy Rebekah lodge met yesterday afternoon!In the home of Mrs. Bonnie ; Anderson for Its regular monthly meeting. A short business session was held with the president, Mrs. Delia .Maudlin Sr. presiding. Refreshments; were served to tliree guests, Mrs. iCarrle Jacobson, noble grand of the lola lodge, Mrs. Laura Taylor, vice grand, and Mrs, Fannie Lewis, and the following members: Mesdames Delia Maudlin Sr.. Ethel McKarnIn, Ruth .Hess, Carrie Prod- sham, Ethel Armacost, Edna Har- clefode, Alta iCinser, Katie McKar­ nIn. Lcla McMurray, Ardie Kemp. Rhoda Gillow, Nora Henry, Metta Swinford, Inez Wilson. Pearl Men- zle, and Miss Alice Menzie. * ' •> • Circle No. 3 Meets With Mrs. Morrell Circle No. 3 of the First Methodist church met Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. C. E. Morrell with Mesdames Harry Bishop. Guy Pees, Lou Chezem, Kate Cooper, and J. B. Kirk the assisting hostesses. The devotionals. were led by Mrs. W. P. McFadden. The president, Mrs. Harry "Wagner, presided over a short business meeting. The social hour was featured with a talk by Mrs. A. A. Sasiiiussen, on life in ! China and Japan. She displayed several things which she had brought back from China including some quartz beads and the wedding costume of a Japanese girl. Two guests, Mrs. L. R. Thompson and Mrs. Rasmussen, and 31 members were present. Lonnie Richardson, who has been empjoyed by the Western .Union for some time as a messenger boy, has resided his position to enter the employ of the Kansas Portland. A. I. Rodgers. formerly stenographer vi1th ex-County Attorney Burt Clifford, has returned to loia and will office with F. J". Oyieri . Tlic United Iron Works has a new purcjiasing agent in the person of A. C. Dally, of Springfield, Mo. Work on the new residence of Marshal Jim. Frcderickson. at Bassett is moving along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grubbs, of 211 North State.street, are the parents bf a gh-1. ' People who attended the Grand theater last night had an opportunity to see local product work. He was Stewart Clapp, a fourteen year old lola boy whom the Grand company drafted to play the part • of Roy Devon, princC; Ijoy. An auto cab, line is the latest metropolitan enterprise to be introduced in lola. The Auto Cab line is being established by H. G. Newton, of 217 North Washington. Mr. Newton has purchased the Buick machine driven for some time by Dr. Garlinghouse which he -will use as a starter for his bustaess, increasing the|numt)er of machines as the amoimtof business increases. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS (From the Office of The lola Abstract Co., 108 W. Jackson) Methodist Circle No. 5 Meets in Church I Circle No. 5 of the First Methodist ihurch met Thursday afternoon in trie church with MirsJ L. T. Wolf and Airs. H. Balzer as hostesses. The meeting was opened by singing. "I Love to Tell the Storyj" and Mrs. Homer Dreher read the. |fiflieth chapter of John and led In j prayer. Mrs. W. H. Root presided oyer the meeting. Mrs. O. P. Dbncan, general president, was present. Refreshments were served to 12 members and one guest. , • • • Christian Missionary Slacicty Holds Chinese Tea The Missionary society of the Christian church held a: Chinese teft yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs.- J. Lee Releford. JA very interesting program' included the following numljers: a Ijook review, '•The Young Revolutionist," by Mrs. M. E. Chryst; a Japanese kong by Mrs. Forrest Ross; an interesting talk by Mrs. Helen Rasmus^n, who lived in Japan for some time and who was dressed in a quaint embroidered costume of bright; red:, a duet by Miss' Celeste Grlfl{ith and Miss Manetta PetersonI accompanied by Miss Rose Frantz, ahd Miss Paye. "Weist; a niusical number by Miss Frantz and Miss Welst. ' Alter the program, all %jisited a room filled with curios and then dainty refreshments in keeping with the program were sen'ed. A large crowd was present. • • •:• B. P. W. Monthly Meeting The Business and Professional Women's club met last niglit at the Portland hotel for a 6:30 dinner and the regular monthly meeting of the club. The dining room of the hotel was decorated, in honor of Kansas day. A large banner with a Kansas seal was hung over the piano and small sunflowers adorned the tables. The centerpieces of the tables were vases filled with Kansas grasses . which had been gathered near Humboldt hill arid colored. The collection which, was loaned to tiie club is owned, by Taylor Stoddard. Tlie business meeting was 'presided over by the president. Miss Alice Miles, and the program .whicli followed •was planned and carried out by the Research committee of which Miss Grace Kinney is chairman, and the,Thrift committee of which Mrs. Jessie Bell is chairman. The program was opened by Mrs. W. M. Worthington who sang two solos, "Perfume of Roses't and a Scotch ballad, "Laddie." Aii address entitled "A Dream That Came True" by Miss Ella Travis followed. She 'told of the Denver Opportunity school, which was originated by Miss Emily Griffith and intended for the problem boys and girls of the city schools. The school started with a very small enrollment but it has • grown until now 1500 -children attend. In addition, there IS a night school for grown-ups and foreigners who lost their opportunity for an education. Besides the regular four- • year high school course, all kinds of trades are taugjfit in the school. \ Miss ^Travis taught in this school at ; one time, havtag charge of the problem girls and )s6me classes in the night school.'Miss Theta Br^er i then :gave a talk on Thrift Week, i telling of its aims/plans, and pur- i poses. She also made an aimovmce- ment about the district convention which Is to be held In .Olathe in February. Charles Funk Sr. ad- dressejd the club on "Evolution of; Insurance.';' He told how/'life insur- ' ance ;companies were started, how . companies were later organized, how; insurance rates are arrived at oh a scientific basis, and of, the different; kinds'of life insurance. In closing! the program. Impersonations were' given :by different menibers of the club. ; They impersonated other members and by these Impersoria-j tions the dub was to guess whojn! they represented and the occupation! of the one impersonated. • ) Four new members were added to the club, Mesdames Ira -Kelley, Ella' McGinity, A. W. Yoimg, and Beulah Meeks,: Three guests, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk ahd Miss Ella Travis, and 47, members were present. Order bf Eastern Star Club Meets • The p. E. S. club held its regular meeting yesterday afternoon in the Masonic hall with Mrs. C. E. Locke, president, in charge. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Mrs. P. A. Wagner, president: Mrs. H.. H. Slierman. vice-president; Mrs. Leon Gelphhian. secretary; Mrs. Sue Brown, treasurer. After an explanation of a "Little Theater" movement which is gettini? under Way in lola, by Mrs. W. C. Wright; the program was dedicated to Mrs.; Sam Brown, whose birthday it was.; The program Included a song by Paul Davis accompanied .by Margaret GrifQth and a reading by Carol Beth Newman. Mrs. Brown was presented" with a birthday cake decorated with an Eastern Star in Mrs. George Vosse in behalf of the club. A delightful lunclicop was served by the following hostesiics: Mesdames R. L. Tliomi^ibn, chnlrmnn. J. E. Powell. Kerinetii Foast, W. G. Ohnstead, and William Porter.. There was an unusually large attendance. Correction The report of the Presbyterian Missionary society meeting in yesterday's Register erred in carrying the name of Mrs. F. G. Lawyer as having been elected vice president of tlie society. The name should have been Mrs. F. D. Culver. } ' <. • MethidisI Circle Nol G Meets with Mrs. Cox Circle No. 6 of the First Methodist church niet Thursday at thb home of ;Mrs. W. L. Cox with 42 members,and guests present. Mrs. Cox,'president, conducted the business ses.sion and Mrs. J.. E. Land led the devotionals. It was an all day meeting and the.guests quilted for the hostess. Columbus. O.—What's in a name? Ask the pfofessors who lecture Paul Sni;art. ; - ; Smart, the registrar's records showed today, posted perfect grades in all subjects for the first quarter at Ohio State university. , . . . i f Beginning Monday Morning---Onr Greater 1933 1 We Carry ;Butterick Patterns '! at ^5c to 50c. Ramsay's New York Patterns 15c. January 20, 1933. ,, E. M. Hosley. C. E. S^inclair and Howard Hardy, as trustees of the I. O. O. P. Lodge No. 830 to Ionia M. Brown, all of lot 7, hlock 33, City of Mildred, $1.00. , O. L. Newkirk, a widower to J. A. Newkifk. 54 acres of the west side of the SE. Vi, 15-26-21, $1.00. R. O. Howard, agent for the estate of Laura C. Howard to Howard' Mogel, 1-5 portion, being, that portion inherited by Caroline J. Mogel and Louis S, Mogel, her husband of the Laura C. Howard estate, described as follows: NE. Vi of 7-24-19 except 12 acres off north side. 148 acres, al?© that part located in 6-2419, lying south and east of Deer Creek, WM acres, more or. less be- longhjg tcr the same estate, $1.00. Pittsburg—A demand that the (Crawford county commissioners turn over to them for supervision half of the gasoline: tax funti apportioned to the county, wits msde yesterday by township officials. In former yeats.the money has been used on township roads, but under'^the supervision of the commissioners. A resolution, outlining the demands, yiUl be considered by the commisaiioners next Mtonday. Sec Them in Our Wipdows Today! Over 2,000 Yards. Heavy Canton Crepes! Plaid Prints! Floral Prints! Monotone Ct^orings! An annual event—but; of far greater magnitude than ever J before! jOnly by planning month.s uhead was our New York office able jto .secure such a tremendous price sconccssion on thC'se High Quality .silks. Each one is a new 1933 design. The heavy Canton Crepes are to be had in all the new colors. • . . -- ALL SILK FLAT CREPES 4 4 i 4 Good (luality flat crepes in 20 new i spring shades, 40 inches Wide... A val- ^ fc^J^A LJktUUV'f - — ue you will always remember. i •

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