Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on October 4, 1933 · Page 6
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Ames, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 4, 1933
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Sign Up With NRA **» >our duly. Vvur belu NOW. Millloa. «f ««• W ywi delay. Ames Tribune Times STORY OUNTY'S VOLUME DAILY WZATHM 70B10AIT Fair W»dn«»tfay night an* Thursday. Cooler W«dn**d«y night with light to h*«vy frott. Rising t«m- ptraturM Thursday in northwwt and north-central portion*. Official Am** «nd Story County Paptr AMES, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1933. United Pr«»« Wiie Servics Ho. 80 GIANTSJVIN SECOND SERIES GAME, J>- BRUSH FIRE IN | . 100,000 Legionaires at "Quiet" Convention Convert Chicago's Loop * . D1 , I mm lm{M uiiiiirinii nini/ «u«j LifNUY _.. . T _ *- __ & _ r Justice Pledge IlllUull ImUniJLll FIRE IN MUNICIPAL PARK TAKES 75 LIVES Welfare Workers Are Trapped; 42 Badly Burned LOS ANGELES, O)—Between 50 and 75 men perished and 42 others were seriously burned in a brush fire In Griffith park, a check of the blackened area showed Wednesday. The victims, all county welfare workers, were cut down by flames that trapped them in a cone-shaped ravine where they had gone to fight the fire Tuesday night They were all poor men, these wretched .victims. They worked for $2.40 a day, 10 days a month. Most supported large families. All were breadwinners. Some of those who escaped the inferno claimed they were ordered into the ravine by "straw bosses." City and county authorities opened investigations to fix responsibility. Firemen blamed the victims' Ignorance of fire-fighting technique. Build Back Fire In fighting the brush fire, the •welfare workers built a back fire and allowed tnemselves to be trapped in the ravine between the two fires. Nine of the Injured were in ciit- ical condition and physicians feared their burns might be fatal. That more men did no- lose the^r lives in the teacup-like canyon was credited to Los Angeles city tin- men v,-ho arrived in time to warn them of the death trap they had entered. The fire presumably stalled from a tigaret carlessly dropped by one of the thousand^ of men working fcft» the county and being paid out of unemployment relief funds. It started near the bridle path LINDY SAYS- When we figure oat a way to keep folks from getting blue we will have found the way to keep 'em from getting "red." STORY CO, SELLS EUND ia the municipally owned park, and lanned by a brisk east wind, gained considerably headway before it v.-as reported. There were approximately 5,000 county Trclfare worker-fein the park Most were ordered •to help fight the tire. Firemen Shout Warning Some 90 went into the canyou where so many later perished. A backfire was started and the men were guarding it when the first city firemen arrived and shouted warn Ings that the place was unsafe. A group of the men started to run up the steep walls of the :a vine. Almost at the same momen flaraes appeared at the top of the canyon wall and, whether it was the main fire or the back fire, v,-as only a few seconds until three of the four walls of the canyon were aflame. Those men who started to flee at the first warning and had been fortunate enough to choose blind ly the fourth and last wall to be tired reached safety. The remainder perished, for the flames soon covered the fourth •wall, overtaking those who tried belatedly to stumble to the top. Their dying screams chilled those who reached safety J)ut who were helpless to aid their less fortunate fellow workers. A typical case, perhaps, of one who got to safety, altho slightly burned, was Charles Lyons, 29. "I was lucky," he said. "By ac (Continued on Page Nine) s First Shortage To Occur Here NEVADA — The Story county board of supervisors Tuesday sold an e_lire issue of $9,000 of refunding bonds, bearing 4^ per cent interest and maturing in 1935, 1936 and 1937, to the College Savings bank, Ames, at par. "The bonds are to take up outstanding, warrants against the over-drawn county poor fund. This ie the first issue of poor fund bonds this county has been forced to is- s e, this being one of the few counties in Iowa that has not previously faced a serious situation in p- 3T funds. It is bejieved to be 100,000 Legionaires at "Quiet" Convention Convert Chicago's Loop District Into an Immense Circus Ground as Millions Watch Pranks CHICAGO «IE) — All that Chicago's staid old loop needed Wednesday to turn it into an immense circus ground was a canvas top. It had everything else—all furnished by 100,000 American Legionaires. And in view of the pranks and practical Jokes uncorked by the doughboys in the first two days of their hilarious convention, no one would be a bit surprised to wake up Thursday morning and find an awning stretched from skyscraper to skyscraper, completing • the circus atmosphere. Mules in hotel lobbies, pillow feathers cascading from hotel windows, buckets of -water splashing from tall build- ings, scores of bonfires piercing the night on Michigan boulevard, street cars pushed from tracks, Legionaires "au underwear", and proud of it parading the main thorofares-— that is a brief picture of The convention so far as Chicago is concerned. After the spectacle of Tuesday's gigantic parade, a myriad bonfires were kindled on the boulevard. They looked like Indian tepee fires of a century ago along the lakefront, their- flickering flames outlining thousands of forms pacing np and down. To the west in the loop proper merriment was at Its peak. Traffic was paralyted hojpfless- ly. At 2 o'clock in the morn- ing there wen? more persons on the streets than on a Saturday dollar day. Legionaires who needed Ice to cool their beer commandeered a passing truck. They unloaded 800 pounds of ice and then let the driver proceed. A police squad car came cruising by. Howling Legion- aires surrounded it. They ordered the officers out, searched each one, and then laughingly let them go their "way. Policemens* patience was taxed to the limit. One of them who was accused of blowing his whistle too loudly was stripped of his coat and pants his star pinned on his undershirt and sent marching down LaSalle street. I Legionaires Jam Stadium to Hear Roosevelt McCALLSBURG — Officers of the American Legion post here were installed Tuesday night by District Commander Wilkie L. Harper of Ames. William Lorenzen in the new P° st 'Commander, succeeding Jake A. Mem, commander for three pears. Other officers, include: M. Catron, vice commander; Henry Mehlow, adjutant; Jake A. Mein finance officer; John Caltwedt sergeant-at-arms; John Hauptly ehaplain and c. W. Springer, historian. Six Legionaires accompanied the listrict commander from Ames, and Legion men also -were present from Roland, Zearing and Nevada including Sheriff J. R. Battery, 'chef flo gare of the Story County Fortv and Eight. Test Your Knowledge a record for Iowa, as virtually every other county has already issued bonds to pay poor fund warrants. Story eountjg bonds are regarded la a preferrfoT^ciass amon'g jjhoice governmental securities. The bond ed indebtedness of the county is ••ery low in proportion to ths assessed valuation, with less than £200,000 in outstanding bonds now, in-addition to highway paving bonds outstanding. The bonds sold Tuesday will pro- e money to pay off all warrants outstanding against the county po r fund dated prior to Sept. 1. The supervisors stated, however, that afl .warrants against the fund ap to date will be paid upon presentation, as there are other funds now available for recent warrants. The county poor fund is administered thru the Story County Social Service league. The fact thai the fund has withstood the ravages of the depression and its demands uT~-n public relief sources, is indicative of the care exercised in administering relief by the league's workers during the depression period. C.C.C. Brings #100,000 Per Month tola. DES MOIXES — Approximately $125,000 a month is being allocated to dependents by members of the Iowa Civilian Conservation corps, §100,000 of which is believed to be going to families who formerly ie- ceived relief from public funds. That is the report of E. H. Mulock. Des Moines, chairman of the lov.-a State emergency relief committee, forwarded to Robert Fechner, federal director of emergency conservation work in Washington. D. C. Mulock reported nearly all of the 5,000 men recruited in Iowa were selected from families already receiving relief from public funds. A few men were selected from families who were dependent on them for relief altho not actually receiv ing relief at that time. The same procedure is being followed in se ecting men for enlistment during the second six-month camp period. Thirty thousand American Legionaires jammed ; Chicago stadium to'hear President Roosevelt state emphatically that ex-service men most stand in line with other citizens in obtaining .federal relief. The scene in the stadium was a strikingly colorful one, with the listening throng massed to the roof ,as pictured here. STATE AV, REALITY Can you answer seven of these test questions? Turn to page 4 tor the answers. 3. Name the "Three Musket eers," friends of D'Artagnan. 2. Where are the Channel '.;• lands? 3 - Where is Mount Everest? , *• Name the author of the play ijiantecler." o. Name the novel that has the character TJ mv Teazle. S. p When Who was the Chicago fire? "Danny Devcr?" prison? One man was cut and briused in n automobile crash on Duff avenue near Thirteenth street, about 9 p. m., Tuesday, according to f report filed with police. Hugh Borts of Sper.cer, was treated by a physician after his car crashed into the rear of a car owned by Fred Kulow. Jewell, parked in the dark on Duff avenue. Borts told police, that lights of another machine coming in the opposite direction Minded him and he did not. see KulowV car. Both automobiles were damaged. v, A J a i; r(lrivf>n by C. J. Spccht, 115 North Maple avenue, was damaged when a truck belonging to 0 ' West and ccmpany, Dea Molncs, crashed Into bis machine when he stopped for stop sign whon enter- inp (Srnml avenue, at. Main street, S:ir, A m... XVo'lnosdnv, no' to (lie report o( Mr. S' nuulv to police*. Council Buys Lots For Right-of-way 'Activity on the part of the city in widening Stale avenue from Lincoln way for two blocks south, .n the fourth ward, will begin this week, following approval by the city council Monday night of the purchase of six lots to permit add- ng 28 feet to the east side of the present right-of-way. The council approved purcha .e of the lots ranging in price from ?300 to $866 each, and totaling 52,951. The city expects' to begin laying a. water main in the street this week, preparatory to grading to the new width. This 4 project has been proposed in the council since last January, when Councilman G. B. MacDonald presented a plan for purchase of the lots at what was regarded a reasonable figure. It was estimated then the total expense would be not far from $3.000, and the work would provide some employment at a time when work was greatly needed. Councilman George J, Palmer was a strons supporter of the oroject, and aided his colleague, Mr.-MacDonald in the preliminary work. Tax Muddle Stops Plan By February, the council was nrepared to go ahead, but the new legislature was making drastic Changes in Iowa's municipal taxing laws, and the council feared to proceed until after the legislature f Continued on Papp Two.) French Pilots Seek Distance Flying Record OR AN, Algeria, (HE)—-Jean As- solant and Rene Lefevre, French trans-Atlantic aviators, look off in their airplane Canary III for India at 5:45 a. m. Wednesday. They, hoped to break the long distance flight record. The "record is held by their countrymen, Paul Codes and Maurice Rossi, who flew from New York to Rayak, Syria, in August,' a distance of 5,654.01 miles. - : Assolant and Lefevre hoped to make 6,210 miles "in a flight to Burma, India, or beyond. The flyers had fuel for 55 to 60 hours of flying, 2,246 gallons of gasoline. . President Hughes to Attend Meeting Education Council Pres. R. M. Hughes of Iowa State college will leave Ames Tbursda: to attend a meeting of the Ameri can Council on Education in New York Saturday. Last year Dr. Hughes was chair a. n of the council. Meetings o the group are held four times a year. Dr. Hughes, will return in :ime for the meeting of the state board of education here Oct. 11. REPORTS HORIE STOLEN NEVADA—Mrs. Etta Clarke of Colo reported to the sheriffs offi ce here Wednesday morning that a horse had been stolen from her home place somtime Tuesday nigiht. No trace of the animal has yet been found late Wednesday. Contestants in Tribune-Times Contest to Be Announced Sat. The first announcement of con- supplies and that is the last the testants entered in the Ames Daily Tribune-Times circulation expansion campaign is to be made Saturday, which day will mark the official opening of the big drive. Contestants have been extremely slow in signing up for the campaign, and the formal opening has been delayed as a result. Hence, there still is ample opportunity for any persons who .have not as yet pushed theniselves'past' he thinking stage and into the. ac- ion stage, to' file their candidacy and share In the $6,500 cash distri- jutlon this newspaper will maite, Between now and the middle of December, There stilU.Ui plenty of roam, tot a Krent n.any more eontestanfa In his campaign. Excellent, oppor unities exist for ronl live contend- There nre. m.:ny who enter heir nominations, tr~io homo their office ever hears of them. Active Workers Wanted The Tribune-Times is basing its hope in this campaign on ACTIVE WORKERS, not wishers. These are of a stronger type, a finer metal. These are the workers who are really going to share in this $6,500 cash distribution of Christmas money. Not nil will win a prize, of course. But all will share in the daily cash incomes paid as commissions on actual business turned in. And someone is certain to win the $1,000 in cash ns the first capital prize, and someone else will win the $700 in earn ns the second prize. In these times, $1,000, or $700, even the smaller prizes of $500, $150, or $100 ncc not 10 hp regarded llchlly by uny in-o.^icctlve con(Continued, on Pago Ton) VIRGINIA JOINS REPEAL PARADE Is 32nd Straight to Desert Drys RICHMOND, Va. (UJS)— Repeal of the . ISth amendment Wednesday needed the approval of only four states to become an actuality as wet forces chalked up their 32 consecutive victory in the once strong ly dry state of Virginia. The wet victory was by a major ity of almost two to one. Dry fore es not only were routed on the question of national prohibition bui suffered defeat on the issue o: state prohibition. A proposition calling for the substitution of a liquor control plan for state prohibition was approved in about the same proportion. Returns from 1,246 precincts out of '1,690 gave: For repeal, 90 742. Against repeal, 50,886. For state liquor control. 85,941. For retention of state prohibition, 47.124. Florida votes on repeal next Tuesday. Six states vote November 7. Only four vet victories in these seven states will doom national prohibition. Repeal will not become an actuality, however, until Dec. 5 when the 36th ratification convention is held. English Labor Party Votes Wed. to Resist the Outbreak of War HASTINGS, England. (I'D— The British labor party voted unanimously Wednesday not to participate in any war and to resist the outbreak of war with the whole force of the labor movement. In an antiwar resolution the party asserted its anxiety at the "steady drift" of the international situation toward hostilities. The laborites, who polled 6,838,171 votes out of a total of 21,548,390 at the last general election, were in annual convention here. Republicans Win Control of Senate j DES MOINES CI»)- Turbulent Inya ahead were forecast for state lolitics Wednesday as a result of . triumphant republican victory in Jenton-Tanm counties which Rave he G. O, P. routrol of tlu> Iowa icnatc. Rich-rd Leo, industrious fanner Street cars were stopped by shouting bands of Legionaires congregated on the tracks. If the ruotormen protested, the pranksters climbed on either side and rocked it violently. One street iar was derailed by a practical joker who threw'the switch after the front trucks had passed over. Toy cannon boomed until daylight. Streets were strewn with confetti and ticker tape. Hotel lobbies, cleared of all furniture and rugs, were a seething mass of shouting, singing, howling Legionaires. Authorities marveled that there was no serious damage or violence, but reported that with a very few exceptions, all pranks were harmless and in„ tended only for levity. LEGION DEBATES RELIEF PROGRAM Is In Close Agreement With Roosevelt ' - i CHICAGO. K£)—A question ov-| er whj.cb the American Legion and American. presidents have broken many a lance—tbe : care of those who still bear the scars and wounds of world war battles— arose in the Legion's 1933 convention Wednesday. But the delegates 'of io.OOO Legion posts who met in the opera house where Samuel Insull's glamorous opera stars once sang were believed this year to be closer In agreement to their president than for a number of years past. There was little question over the-program the Le-gion .will approve—a 4-point policy drawn up by National Commander Louis A. Johnson and other leaders last spring has the pledged support of 90 per cent of the membership. And/if the only - mador differgnpe thlrjfdffam and 'that en- Justice Pledge Given Veterans] undated by President -Roosevelt be- ibre the veterans Monday concerns the extent of; federal rtsi onsibili- ty for ho&pitalization of needy, e# service men. ' ; The ""• only untoward sentiment was expressed by the rehabilitation committee, which adopted a resolution charging the federal government with direct care of war veterans whose disability is aon-service connected. The committee's resolution will be presented to the convention Wednesday. The Legion asks that veterans disabled in line of duty be restored | compensation on the basis of that jthey received prior to the national " economy act; that any veteran unable to pay for his treatment be given hospitalization at federal expense; that the service-connected status of disabled veterans he maintained on the pre-economy act basis, and that widows and dependent children of war veterans he maintained under prjitecton of the federal government. The president agreed that the truly disabled .veterans- were "entitled to receive Adequate and gen- rous compensation for their disabilities" and that if local and state (Continued on Page Three) Justice, but no special privilege, for the veteran was the keynote 3f the address delivered by President Roosevelt to American Legionnaires in Chicago stadium. He is pictured here on the flag- draped platform as he began his address. $18,000 Expenditure Planned Special to the Tribune-Times. ROLAND —Residents of Roland went to the polls in a special election Tuesday and approved the erection of a new municipal build- .ng here to house a filtration plant. fire station and council chambers The vote was 199 for erection of the building and 110 against. The structure will be built on two Main street lots purchased by the city sometime ago in the hope that he municipal building might some time be erected. < The city will apply to the federal public works administration for a grant of $5.000 to assist" in financ- ng the project, which will cost ap- Jroximately $18,000. .-\ $13.000 bond issue to secure additional unds is also anticipated. Bids for construction of the milding will be received here Friday evening. EVELT RECOVERY EFFORT Seeks Peace in Soft Coal. District NEW YORK, (UP) — Presiden Roosevelt moved Wednesday to re store harmony for the third time in soft coal industry. He. gave further study to plans for a permanent NRA organization and to a program for the reopening of closed but solvent hanks. Mr. Roosevelt scanned recom mendations of General Hugh S Johnson, national recovery adminr strator. in the hopes of early solu tion of the coal controversy, and other NRA problems. On the hank- ing question, he was relying largely, it was understood, on proposals laid before him by Secretary of Treasury Woodin. In connection with the coal situation, made acute by refusal of captive mine owners to sign union contracts, friends of the president represented him as feeling that quick and definite steps must be taken to assure industrial peace in the bituminous fields. With this in mind, he was reported as being in perfect accord with General Johnson's attitude that the industry "must be stabilized in order to make a real industry of it again." What course of action they would adopt was" not disclosed. Both Mr. Roosevelt and Johnson \vvre said to fear that unless the grievances between the miners and the steel companies owning "Captive" mines were settled, particularly in the Pittsburgh area, serious trouble would develop. The president worked on the speech he will dtliver here Wednesday night before the nat'ional Catholic charities. While the subject of the address is not definitely known, it was regarded by advisers that he would review the whole picture of national relief. As the result of a comprehensive survej in several states and on reports from other political sub-divisions. Mr. Roosevelt was prepared to spend $300.000,000 or more In the purchase of surplus supplies for the needy. BOX WITH DELUGE OF HITS Goslin's Home Run Is Only Senator Score POLO GROUNDS, New YorlrtttE) —One breath-taking Inning spattered with sizzling hits and delirious cheers carried the New York Giants to smashing triumph over Washington Senators Wednesday in the second game of the world series. The score was 6 to 1. The games now stand two for New York and none for Washington. In the big inning, it was the batting of Lefty O'Doul that brot the Giants, then trailing 1 to 0 from behind into a 6 to 1 lead in the sixth frame, which lasted 38 minutes. Schumacher walked the first Washington batter but fanned Cronin with two out, retiring the side. Davis singled for New York in the second but died on base. In the third, the Senators scored -when Goslin lifted a kome run into the rightfield stands. No one was on base. The game developed into a pitchers' duel until the sixth inning. The Senators opened, the sixth with a single by Goslin bat he was caught between third and home after Manush and Kuhel walked. With the bases .loaded, Schumacher fanned Bluge for the third out. This burst of hitting, however, inspired the Giants, who went on a hitting spree in their half of the sixth, batting clear around and scoring sis' runs. Moore singled but was forced at second by Critz. Terry doubled, . sending Critz to third, ott was intentionally passed. O'Doul, pinch hitting for Davis, singled to center, scoring Critz and Terry, Ott stopping at second. Jackson singled to right center, scoring ott and putting O'Doul on third. Mancuso then bunted down the third base line scoring : O'Doul, and reaching first safely himself. After Ryan struck jbirfv^cmimadj- er singled to short . left scoring Jackson, Moore, up for the 'second time that inning, singled thru'the pitcher's box scoring Mancuso and sending Schumacher to scond. Crowder was rmlled from the game and Thomts was sent in to pitch for Washington. Critz sin^led flff Cronin's glove, filling the bases. Terry forced Critz, retiring the side. After Washington failed to score in their half of the seventh, McCall went to the mound for the Senators. He held the slugging New Yorkers scoreless during that frame. As the seventh ended, . .ew York had ten hits to four by Washington and there were no errors by either team. First Inning Washington—Myer walked, Goslin out at first. Myer took second.. Manush flied to center. Cronin, fanned s'vringing. No runs, no hits,. no errors. New York—Moore fanned. Critz bunted. Out at first. Terry filed to Cronin. No runs, no hits, no errors. Second Inning Washington—Schulte up. Grounded out. Kuhel flied to Ryan in short left, Bluege walked. Seweil popped to left. No runs, no hits, n- errors. New York—Ott Walker. Davis singled to center. Ott held at second. Jackson out Bluege to first. Junners advanced. Mancuso. out, Bluege to Kuhel. Ryan grounded out to Kuhel. No runs, one hit, no errors, Third Inning Washington — Crowder out on rounder. Myer out. Ryan to Terry. Goslin hit a homerun into right field stand. Manush flied to cen- er. One run, one "hit, no errors. New York-^-Schumaker fanned, iloore hit long foul into left field (Continued on Page Two) £162,910 Given Iowa for More Public Projects WASHINGTON OLE)—Allotment of ?162,910 to Iowa by the public works administration for projects f Dysnrt, not only defeated Hyland ramn democrat for the vacant sen. In sftnt, but in doing MO establish- d the republican pnrly in the and- It* for flic forthoomfnR Racial of thr> ].",{WaimT, oto The Lindberghs Arrive in England After Hop From Norway SOUTHAMPTON,. England <U.R>—Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived at Southampton at 4:50 p. m, Wednesday after a rapid flight from Stavanger, Norway. The distance is- approximately 700 miles. UOOKINGB1LL TO SPEAK COLLINS -- Ktprosftnaiivo , 6,710, Hyland U7*. * ipro jium. K. looking hill or NVvndti will ad dress a meeting of the- Collins TowiiHhln Farm hirenu to he lu<ld Krtrtsy rvmlnn, Octoimi (i ni 7 o'clock nt th? Colling ochoolhonsi'. A pot-luck din.icv will p;tculo tho his special traiu ;vt Jersey City. He will be back at his desk ir. Washington Thursday morning. The president will deliver another address Oct. ~ at Memorial services for Samuel Oompers, lie will talk again Oct. is to n group interested in forsisn relations. made Wednesday by Administrator IP* as. The allotments were part of a $5.411,900 schedule of 61 non-federal projects in 22 states, largest of such funds distributions made ihus far. Gutlirie county, with a grant of $56.000 for secondary Preacher's Son Gets Li'e Term for .Bank Robbery at Ogden roads, received the largest apportionment to Iowa Wednesday. All hut $44,500 of the Iowa total wax in outright grants. The loua allotments are: Oace- ola, grant, water supply, J15.S10; Marion, loan and srani, sewage riOON'K dinTlwddeus lliner disposal plant. $20,000; Havelock, 21. Sioux City, a preacher's son grant, waterworks. $1.200; Worth who turned to crime, wns sentenced J couniy, grant, secondary roads, to life imprisonment in the state i ji.sfni; Mechanicsville, grant, wat- 'tnvorks, ;M.SOO; Deeatur ecun:y, secondary roads, $23,000; CiUihrl"* county, smnt. secondary roads, .<;'>(>,(K)*i; Hamilton county, Krant. ;V<'Oi)(1;>ry roailjt, Jll, >o; Orrw (lonlo county. ^rnri. «frr>rif'"rj penitentiary at Kort Madison Wi-d ne.sday. Hfner confessed to ribbing ihe Pirst National bank at <>«deni near fiere, last Saturday. He entered H |)lea of eiiilty to « county attorney's t)formation rhai'KfnK him with ent- •ving a bank with Intent 10 rob ! le WAS to be (alien (o Fort Madl son We.diiesilny to begin his m;v tenet. buTldiofC, rond*. Jl,9w) and worfcsi. II.-SIMI, \Vajiello county, f s runl, st>t.oo<J(u'.v n.aiii'i. $i2,•>»>>, M jgonn, srant, wntftrwork*, K.ltiv,

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