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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Or NORTHEA. »T ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 149 Blythevllle Daily Nv Blythevlll* Courier Valley BlythevUle Herald BIA'TJIEVIU-E, ARKANSAS, TUKSDAV, SEPTEMBER 12, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CBHTi Yanks' Taegu Position Strengthened After Costly American Counterattack First Cavalrymen Take Hill 314 and Command Key Approach to City Security Council Report Okayed; No Russian Veto Malik Says Piec* About Korea But Doesn't VoU U. S. MMtlNK BAND—The Untied Stales Marine Band, which will present allerncon and evening performances in Blyilieville Oct. 17, It shown above. In the background Is the U. S. Capllol. BHS Band to Get Net Proceeds J-rom. Marine Band Concerts Net proceeds from tickets sold for the performance of the United States Marine Band In Blytheville Oct. n will go to the Band Mothers fund, it was announced today. Ml these proceeds over nnd above the cost of bringing this nationally- known musical organization to Bly, theville will oe used to provide additional equipment for the High School Band, W- B, Nicholson, superintendent of schools, said today. The Marine Band's appearance here is being sponsored and underwritten by ihe Blylheville Courier News in cooperation with the Band Mothers. Two performances will be presented in the American Legion's War Memorial Auditorium. The matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m. nnd the evening performance will start at 8:15 p.m. The matinee will be presented primarily for school students, nl hough the general public also may' attend this performance. ' Mr, Nicholson announced today that classes will be dismissed in, time for the students to attend the matinee concert. Student ticket admission for the matinee will he 60 cents and general admission will be' $1.20. For the evening performance, general admission has been sel at $1.80 while reserve seat tickets will be sold for $2.40. AH prices include the 20 per cent federal amusement tax. Only 450 Rr-.scrved Seats Only 450 reserved seats will be on sale. Tickets will go on sale Friday and may be obtained from members oC the Band Mothers group or by mail from the Courier News. At the Band Mothers' monthly meeting at the high school last night, Mrs. Warren 1.. Moxtey wa named general chairman in charge Of the group's work in connection with the concerts. Named to serve with her as committee chairmen were Mi's. C. H. Wallace, publicity; Mrs. Kay Hall, telephone; and, Mrs., lone Gore, ticket sales. Mrs. Jerry Hearn is president of the Band Mothers. Some band members also will participate in the publicity campaign. Organized in 1798, the Marine Band Is the nation's oldest band and has come to be known as "The President's Own." The band's repertory includes ninny concert nnd symphonic arrangements as well RS military and marching numbers. The band is conducted by Maj. William F. Snntelmann. It is currently milking the only public concert tour scheduled for this year, and the appearances here will be the only ones In the area. .Strengthened, But Unarmed Noetfed Bevin Says YORK, Sept 12 (AP)—British Foieign Ahmstei Einebt Bevin, arriving for wilical wcslein diplomatic talks, said tcxU} Geimany "must be biought back as a great nation." But he said the arming of German military units is not the way to accomplish : EigHt Nuns Enter Seclusion In State s First Carmelite Order Agri Department Official to Talk on Cotton Situation E. D. White, assistant Secretary of Agriculture, will discuss the world vpoWon situation Thursday nigUt at. •y. county-wide cotton meeting in Ihe *Court House in Oicenla. Mr. While, who is In charge of the nation's cotton program, will *. LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 12 Sometime around duak tonight, eight Roman Catholic nuns will shut- themselves off from the rest of the world for the remainder of their lives In a new convent just few blocks from the heart of downtown Little Rock. While noisy life of the city moves on about the cloistered placr, the little group of women In coarse black robes and open, hemp-woven sandals, will spend most of their waking hours In prayer. At 7 p.m., following ft simple solemn ceremony, BIsnop Albert I be principal speaker at the meeting, which Is being .sponsored oy the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. As head of the nation's cotton program, Mr. White has visited nearly every cotton-producing area in the world. I'.e has aided in developing programs to move surphrs cotton into foreign trade. He formerly .served as an Arlran- Fletcher of the Lit Ma Rock Diocese will lock the front door of the convent at 812 Louisiana and hand the key through a grill to Ihe prioress (supervisor). From that moment on tne eight members of the Biscalccrt Carmelite order will lead a self- imposed spartan existence. The primary mission of the order—the first to be established in Arkansas—Is glorification of God fifls county agent and al OUR time through sanctilicfitton of Ihp, souls in charge of , AjLvicuIUire Ad-' of the, members. They also will pray | zatkw Be.viti strongly Indicated that he ;A presently o'pposed to Secretary of Stale.: Acheron's idea of forming German units as part of a Western Europea defense force. One of Kevin's top advisers, talking 1 in. greater detail, added that Britain does favor organization of a strong central West Geman police force lo deal with Communist uprisings. But this official. Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick. Britain's high commission- in Germany, said that the German people have no "passionate desire" to rearm. While he would not answer the question directly, he made clear that Britain has no strong wish to rearm them. Bevin, at an informal news conference on the liner Queen Maty. which docked this morning, said that "the defense ol Europe is vital to the peace of the world" and added that w*ns all he was going to say about matters such as how (o organize Western defense forces. whether to arm Germativ and the like. Agreement Predicted At the end of the conference, however, a reporter told him there was lalk in Washington that the only practical way to arm Germany is lo integrate German military units into a unified military nrsani- uncler the North Atlantic Just merit Administration work in, this state. He is .'n Arkansas col- ton grower him-clf. The meeting fs scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday .in the courtroom wf the Osceola Court House. Weather Ihis kansas forecast: Partly cloudy afternoon, tonight nnd Wcd- UNSETTLED nexday. A little cooler this af'.er- noon or tonight. Missouri Tor era.s t : increa. cloudiness tonight with thundershowers beginning over northwest and extreme north porUon r spreading eastward over most ol state! Wednesday. Cooler southeast por-1 (ion tonight; low tonight, middle SO'.s. high Wednesday, 65-70. Minimum this morning—65, Maximum yesterday—89, Sunset today—6:12. Sunrke tomorrow—5:41. Precipitation 21 hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—51,60. \fean temperature (midway between high and low)—77. Notmal mean temperatia* for •ept.—74.3. for others. The only contact with the outside tiirough an "extern" nun who lives apart from her sisters. She does the shopping, greets visitors and cares for the 70-seat chapel in the convent, remodeted from a private home The nuns attend services in th° chapel, but they are hidden behind a veiled grill on the right side of the altar. Life behind the locked doors will b<» slmitle. The nuns wtll sleep -• on wooden bunks covered with straw mattresses In tiny cells Each cell will contain a table and stool. TVtc islets must carry the stools with them If they wish to sit in another part of the convent. The only place for recreation is in thp community room. There may he found a library containing only books on religious subjects. Explained one of the Carmelite sisters In response to A question why they have chosen a life to be spen mostly in prayer and penance "The world 1? In need of prayer." Council to Hold Meeting Tonight The BlythevUle City Council will hold Its trumxhly meeting at R o'clock tonight In the Municipal Courtroom in City Hall. Mayor Doyle Henderson said this morning that only routine business was expected to be handled. rcaty. Diplomatic officials predicted, as he Big Three foreign policy cniefs gathered for their meeting, that dif- crences of opinion over the Issue German rearmament would be argely ironed out. Acheson and Schuninn arrived •cstcrday from Washington and 'ads. Bevin was due In from London today by ship. The American secretary announced he would make "several concrete iroposals" La the two foreign minis- :ers for Measures to strengthen the North Atlantic defense sel up. Schuman. who hailed Pie.sulcnt Trnnum's Intention lo -send more American troops to Kurope as n vital aid to Western defenses, said France also has a program for expanding its total military strength But when questioned about German rearmament, he raided objections. The French position, IIP said. Is to give Germany the means "for Internal security and to combat the lifth column" He took the line that at a Lime when the Allied powers still do not have enough arms to equip their own prospective divisions. German rearming should not be given priority. Allies First Reports from London have LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 12. lff>) _ The United Nations Security Council approved Us annual report to the General Assembly today. A threatened Soviet veto failed to materialize. Soviet Delegate Jacob A. Mfl had vigorously opposed any reference to the Korean conflict hi the report and had argued it wa* subject to ttic veto, but when the ballot came he abstained. The action was taken at a clos-d tloor meeting of the council, the 500th since the It-nation body first met. in London In January, 1946. * public meeting was scheduled for this afternoon to hear the United States argue that Ihe Council should set up quickly an India- Sweden commission lo Investigate charges U.S. planes have strafed Red China territory north of the Korean border. But Malik, Sos'Iet delegate, was certain to demand priority for his resolution asking the U.N. to coti demn the United States because, he said, its plans have violated Chinese territory. Yesterday's vote was the closest Malik has come to winning, n almost a year, .some kind of victory for the Chinese Communists. Jihad demanded thai Red Chinese emissaries be permitted to sit yptc- ill the Council and make statements during Ihe debate on charges against the*U.S.—both on the plane charges and on a complaint to be taken up later that the U.S. is guilty of aggression against China because of Us Formosa policy .and action. ATr of T)ram» Th er r wa s a sense oi drama h the 409th meeting after France announced late yesterday that I would vote to let the Communis emissaries come here during de bnft's on the plane incidents.*.£1 wa the first time France had gone tha' tar in recognition of the Peipini regime. ^ Russia. Norway; Iiidta. Yugoslav Sa and Britain were already Jn th lineup in favor of admitting spokesman. All have recneiiized th Mao Tzc-Tung regime. France hn not. The Untied Slates, China, an Cuba ,all hnd announced In polic speeches they would oppose sealiti the Communists in any form. Ecuador said it would abstain. Only Egypt remained silent. Malik's motion needed s«ve votes to carry. The suspense lasted to the mom ent when British Council Presldei Sir Gladwyn Jebb called for 11 vote and got six hands— not enoug to carrv. Egypt's hand went up < the, abstention count and R China had failed a^ain. Ended Debate The vote averted a long debate over whether T. F. Tsiang, Nationalist China delegate, would be allowed lo cast the veto he threatened If the proposal had received seven voles. Tstang "was ready to demand that his 'no" vote be counted as a veto because China Is a permanent menrtjer. Tsiang argued that Malik was trying to "smuggle in Communist China to double Ihe voice and votes of the Soviet Union" because the Russian failed to gel them membership in the Security Council when he returned from his boycott lo become council president Aug. l. Tsiang said Malik was trying to enhance the prestige and influence of the Soviet Union in the Far East by the Invitation, He said It, was a substantive question of the "highest political Importance"—lh hinting at a veto. U. S. Delegate Warren Austin sak the communists didn't wani lo come here to establish facts about the plane Incident "and we must oppose most strongly any attempt lo lurn Ihe matter ttxto prop aganda or to me it ns an excuse tc enter llic security Council by Ihi back door." H)' l.KIK EKICKSON TOKYO, Sept. J2. (A P)—American First Cavalrymen stormed uphill through a withering day-long barrage of Red Korean gunfire and at dusk won a peak, commanding a main lorlhcrn approach to Taegu. The troopers in battalion strength—1,000—won Hill 1M, eight rnilen north of Taegu, at heavy cost. Tlioy knew their job was to check what WHS ofiicinlry called "the main threat" to Tnegu, northwest anchor of the allied line. The hill had v been held by an outpost of some 4Q r OOO Heel Koreans, mossed for a fresh, assault upon the South Korean provisional capital. Another outpost remained on a nearby peak.. Allied big guns and warplanex —Courier News I'lioto BIRTHDAY rilESfiNT—Brcnda Mae Downing, the county's secom olio case of the 1948 epidemic, was examined yesterday by Dr. John T ray of Jonesboro just one day after her third birthday. Drcndn, dough er of Mi', and Mrs. Ray Downing of Armorcl, was examined In the tie; 'Ul-Patlent Polio Center, vluch adjoins Ihe Covmty Health Unit aiv as built through efforts of the Blytheville Ktwnnis Ci'ib. F-51's Have 'Field Day Chasing Fleeing Reds Hy BKM THICK WITH-U. S, 24TH DIVISION, Korea. Sept, 12. (/!»>—A pilot observer and L flew over some 300 to -IOC) Korean Reds fleeing northward toward lurning Angang on the northeast front todny. New York Cotton Oct. Bee. Mar. May July Opon ITigVi Low ...:.. 4C8S 4085 4046 4087 4087 4052 40STJ 4087 4050 4053 4053 402) 4003 4007 3975 N. O. Cotton Oct Dec Mar May July Open High Low 4014 4047 40,16 4063 4063 4032 4061 4062 4030 4030 40S1 4003 3D&1 3D83 3058 Many of lliem, darling-down ox->— ;art; trails, were dropped in their rack.^by roc Sect-fir En g "F-51 Mus- ftngs quickly responding lo the spoiler pilot's radio call. Korean Republican troops were advancing 'rom the south. The fighters — eight of them — streaked in to atlack Ihe Reds'and 1 then over Angang's roof-tops. In words of the pilol of the small, unarmed artillery observation plane —LA. Richard L»- Dowden of Sikcs- ton. MO.—ihe Mustangs "had a field day." From about 2,000 feet up, we could smell the smoke of Align ng. We watched for a moment. A thatched hut at a cross road ihe village is set alire. There is some movement on Ihe road, but not much. The planes did their work well- See Trench System Suddenly Dowden banked away and poinled down. There was fantastic trench system. "Probably ullt by the South Koreans," Dow- cn yelled. The trenches ran all across the rest of the tiny grass and graniL mountain. Over to the south till 30, tiny silhouettes on skyline Die identified RS friendly troops From there Ihe capture of tin iSH looked easy. It was a- matter o: icrc we are and there tliey an Koreans sweating tip the ridge »ut yesterday I watched Ihe South under heavy fire. There was a .slight pop like a mickle joint cracking. "Don't look now but we are getting shot at but it Is only one nan with a rifle," Dowden said. That was small comfort. Dowden pointed again lo ihe trench system. There sprawled like grotesque mlr.ature dolls were enemy dead, t could count 11 lace lip. The plane bucked a cloud and then broke into the open. Away off lo Ihe right I could sec Pohang air- ticld. pohang itself is-burned out. Once more Dowden ducked h i s plane over a valley. A group of Reds was moving down the road carrying something. There might have been 25 In the cluster but they were out of artillery range. Curiously. Dowden swung the plane back In a circle for another look at- the trail where we first saw Ihe enemy. From this angle some 10 U> 15 could be seen hidden ' 404 under Irccs. They apparently were 406 trying to make their way Inlo Ang- 4058 ang by twos nnd threw, 4027 "Elephant Gun" Kircs 5975 IDowden looked around once more. rhe clouds were piling up. "f don't mind gellng closed! In up here but back there Is something else," he shouted. There T;RS a brisk crackle near S« FIELD RAY on PARC M Explosion Rips 'owder Plan! Blast Kills Eight Men; Damage Felt In 10-Mile Radius KLDRED. pa.. Sept. 12. f/Pj—A terrific explosion ripped apart a dynamite mix house nl the Wa- lionnl Powder Company today, klll- K eight men outright. Five or six other employes were hurt slightly. At first I thought the whole town blew up," said one resident. "Window's broke everywhere." The blnst was heard 10 miles away and shattered windows of houses within a two-mile radius of the plant. Company official* refused to admit newmcn or photographers to the plant grounds. Names of victims were withheld until relatives nre notified. National Powder Is Kldreds sat mthvilry. The plant is located wo miles from the little community icar the New York border. Hundreds rushed to the area up m hearing the blast nl 8:30 Eastern Standard Time. Mix House In Ruins The mix house where Ingredient. ol high explosives arc put logcihc wns in rnJns. Company Score tar; r. T. Cook rcporlcd several nearb buildings were damaged. "We have no hlc:i what caused the explosion," staled Cook. "Wo'rc still not sure Just who was killed. The Injured men arc not hurt badly. They were (rented at i the planl for surface culs by our ' planl doctor. "We called extra doctors in ricrht away. Workers unaffected by the explosion were cleared from Ihe plant grounds." Mrs. .John McKlerky, an Kidrcd housewife, said she was- clearing away the breakfast dishes when the explosion shook her house and ! rattled the windows. \ 'It didn't luirt our place." she; aid, "but it broke windows next' dncr." Close 4038 4043 4040 4015 3959 strongly inllmatcti that the British attitude Is similar—U favors concentrating on development of a German police force adequate to suppress Communist Internal uprisings but letting the Western Al- S« BIG THRKF. on rage 14 Soybeans CHICAGO. Sept. 12, <A*>—Closing soybean quotations; High Low Close Nov Jan Mar May 251 25f'i 2.52' 2.56U Z.JJV 2.48 ',4 2.48-48 2.SOV, 2.54-5 2,56-M Jo* Chew Faces Trio! On Driving Chargt In yesterday's Issue of the Courier News tt was Inadvertantly reported that hearing for ,Iohn Chew on a charge of driving whUe under the Influence of liquor was continued until Wednesday In Municipal Court. The correct name of the mat) charged Is Joe Chew, Negro. New York Stocks Closine Quotations' A T A: T Arnei Tob -co fj| Anaconda Copper ..., ^ Boln Slcei „, 41 3.4 Chryslrr : ......;..., fifl 1-4' One a Cola (ten Electric .,.. i Orn Motors . j Montgomery Ward | N Y Central I lut Harvester Spain and Turkey Are Considered In Arms Aid Plan Senator Cain Sayt Two Countries Alon* Are Ready to Fight By .lark Bell ASHINGTON, Sept, 12. (AP) Senate Appropriation.' 1 ! Committee approval of M.000,000,000 foreign snna program wns forecast today as lawmakers pushed new proposals to bring Turxey and Spain Into the North Atlantic pact. The military old fund w/is pail o a $10,711.000,000 emergency *fens bill expected to get llus committee'. OK after disposal of some relative ly minor controversies—such President Truman*. 1 ! request -5139,090,000 to move key bureaus ou of Washington. Some senators frowned on th dtapcrsal proposal, already slielve In the House. They argued any such move now might be resided EI.I panic in the lace of .possible atomic bomb atlacX. The big emergency biJI carries cash for 5 ; 33S new wnr phniCa anfi other equipment* lo build up American military might. President Tru- runn asked for the funds alter outbreak of war In Korea. The $4,000,000,000 foreign »""!-s nnd will bring this year's total utlays In that field lo * a ,222.000,00 and .some senator* said Spain id Turkey—now outside the North Atlantic mutual defense setup— night to .share in ]t r Turkey, Spain Prepared Senator Cain (R-Wash), back rom a two months' trip to Eur- »pc, told the Senate yesterday that only Turkey and Spain arc prepared and willing to fight now if Russia moves, on Western Europe, He urged quick American aid lo strengthen other nations, which he said nre reduced practically to "bare lianU" and "sling-shot" dcfcnocs. Senator Russell (D-Ga), an appropriations comrnttlee member, told a reporter he thinks Spain and Turkey ought to be taken Into the Atlantic pact defense lineup mimed lately. He brushed aside object Ions to Spain's form of government ur.Jer Francisco franco, ff this country was able to stand association with Stalin In the last war, Ru.^ell .-aid, it can take Franco In .>tride n.t long as he Is willing to light ou the aiui- Comimmifil .side. Senator McCarran tD-Ncvl .said that. Spnin. beside. 1 ) a sizeable standing army, has 2,000.030 trained men who would be available a? reserves in MAO of trouble. However, Senator Kllgore (D- WVa) said he fears the Sp.mUh people arc ".so downtrodden (hey may have last the will to Eight." Sic said it's an entirely different r.tory with Turkey, and praised the Turfc.V military ability. Senator Saltonstall fR-MawO, nft Armed Services CommiUcc member, .said SpMn ought lo be ^ivcn .some arm. 1 : If it signifies ils willingness to fight. Turkey alre.idy is getting some U.S. military a.-;^ ancc, outside the AtlanUc pact. Who to GM Aid HrM? Hut Sallonslnll >nld he wan us nut is. phines and tank.s to g< Lo France, Britain, Belgium and other members ol the North At- lanti callcgiance. He said "we mnal Rive them the equipment lo fief cue themselves with." Cain, a paratrooper veteran from Ihf* la^t war, told his colleagues it. will take, two years of hard work. lo R€t Western Europe ready for 15! 3-8 I-4 i an aggressive thrust by Russia. ''My convictions, after visiting all 12.i 46 1-2 91 1-7 M 1-4; which border on the north- 15 1-R 31 i_4 _ J C Penney ''., 61 :M | prepared, fn the terms of deter- Hnpublic Steel ........ ^R 1-8 ruination and a will lo resist or fight, Radio 17 urled a curtain of steel at Ihs Reds before the. assault. Then the troopers hit the slope*. 'hey fought two-thirds of Ihe dU- auce in five bitter hours. But the Reds,'throwing a barrags f artillery, mortar and machinegun Ire from the I wo peaks, stalled he drive at thai point throughout nost of Tuesday aflernoon. Their shells set fire to part of Chllgok Town, five mttes north of raegu. HIM Fall* The tvoopeis finally stormed lh» summit at nightfall—and look U. AF* Correspondent, Jack McBeth, whci was pinned behind A brick wall by Red gunfire for more than one hour, said capture of Hill gave the allies & strong right » anchor commanding the Taegu- Tabu road. U. Gen. Walter H. Walker, speakEng o( the. warfronl generally, said Tuesday night "Ihe worst Is over." The commander of alHed ground forces and Ihc D. S. 8th Army in Korea said, however, In a brief .-statement that the enemy still held, the wltlaUvt an'd waa "capable wt hitting us anywhere nn pur 125- niiln perlmeler." H« concluded: - "[ am ' now sure we can .stop him." ' ' „ ' inland from th* Mist coast port of Pohang, n secret allied '.task, force struck swiftly westward seeking to trap :i,00fl Communist troops blocked from' retreat, northward by a South Korenn column. The Reds were strung aU>ng a corridor between high peatcs^ The task force, led by a famous West Point football slur whose name cannot be disclosed now for security reasons, fought to close lh« corridor's southern gate. It Inflicted heavy casualties on two Red battalions dtig in on bare Eiud rocky slopes. United Nations forces, striking north in the same general sector, cut the Angang-Pohang road. This drive Increased the already difficult supply and communication problems (or Korean Red d s. AP Correspondent B e m Price, with the South Korean First Corps, reported observation • pllols had spotted "hundreds" of Re*ds fleeing toward; Angang. Allied planer blasted HIE fleeing Reds. A U.S. pilot called the a lr strikes "a field day." Withdrawal Indicated An 8lh Army spokesman said » partial withdrawal was Indicated. To Ihe west, the South Korean Eighth Division drove within eight miles or Angang on the Yongchon- Angang road. Angang, nine mile* southwest ot Pohang, was seized by the Reds last week In their massiVe breakthrough. The spokesman -said the Soulh Korean Eighth ciiove nearly ton miles in two days. He described Ihe situation along this front as 'tremendously improved." 'Hie three-pronged drive on Ihe northeast front menaced two large pockets of Red troops deep within allied Hues. The South Korean Eighth Division seized huge quaiULtics of Red supplies, in two days. American officers nf the division reported, (hey grabbed 31 field sons and heavy mortars unri one carload each of heavy and small arms ammunition. On the U. S. Second Division front west of ChanRiiyong, a U. S. company of a "flushing expedition" killed 72 Reds and captured two and one-half tons of small arms. The action took place in Ihe Communists* Maktong River bulge. Allied warplanes, striking live miles west of the river, destroyed or damsgcd four of U Red tanks. To the north near Hyonpung, the Reds continued to throw troops Into their brldghead 15 miles oouth- west of Taegu. They have been dug In there lor weeks without attempting a drive, The U. S. 25th Division front • the nations of Western Europe and I ern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, j is that only Turkey and Spain are Socony Vacuum 22 7-BI SuuicVwker 30 3-8 i -Standard of N J 8.5 i Texas Corp 73 5-8 firm 4R 3-A U S Steel 38 3-6 to uflge war loday," he declared. Cain RnW if war broke oul now, he Hunks millions of Western Europeans who are virtually without arms "would sll tight and endeavor to make whatever terms possible with the invader.' near Masan was quiet again Tuesday, giving the hard pressed "lightning" division another day of rest. General MacArthur's headquarters said "ail Ihe high ground* commanding the Taegu-Tabu road on the northwest front was In allied hands. A spokesman said the South Korean First Division seized high ground west of the highway, linking firmly with the U. S. First Cavalry Division's left

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