The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1941 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 28, 1941
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VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 268. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Til* DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS" Ai*n ann-ran,,. «,„ ™™,,~, ^ ^ "*-" " ^-^ •I 1 ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI! Blytheville Daily'News Blytheville Courier Blytheville Herald Mississippi Valley Leader Bananas Grease Ways For Ship Launching BLYTHEVILLE; ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, SINGLE COI?IES FIVE CENTS BRITAIN CANNOT PAY FIRST DIB- Workmen cut some of the two and a half tons of ov lor the launching rvf j.^ e cape the waters of the Neches river at Beaumont, Texas". Bananas provide —NBA telephoto. Ls-sion's new freighter, which slid m:o a cheaper lubricant than grease. Hitler Writes To Vichy; Rumania 'orting Axis .BUCHAREST, Rumania, —Gen. Ion An- By United Press ! A message from Adolf Hit-i ler which may throw light on 1*"'^ <^—uen ion An. Germany's plans, if any for' ton escu premier, ill at his challenging' British suprem--' ° me Wlth ^'™*——' acy-in the,Mediterranean wasi, reported today to be enroute to ' ™*' "" 0unced Retirement Of $24,000 Funding Bond Reduces Tax Lew To Ten Mills Taxpayers in the city of Blytheville win now save approximately $5000 annually because of the retirement of the city's funding bond Frank Whitwortli. ^he;message^was said^to be Hit- ier^i^g^Io-^cbymniirifcab'dr^^iJS-j-? in. .Pails Christmas: "fidelity to'this engagement (to Day . by Admiral Francois Darlan, support -the Axis') 'is not°a uoiitirai acting-on behalf of Marshal Pe- I 'attitude but an act of conscience we'shall always be faith- «**• - * 25. 1925 : to pay certain out' of the city tain. to Interest centered on / the Hitler ful," he said. -"Between the :r.i.W" nf*POlico r\f v-u-voniUil»*•.. 4.1 i. •:_ • o nH OilM.^^-, .* ;~ _i_ _ . * *, . ~ •"* ept. i. This means that tlmer '' Was pald Lone Raider Sighted As Former Candidate Inspects London Ruins LONDON, Jim. 28. i UP)—Wendell L. Willkie experienced his fim air raid alarm today when' a lone German reconnaissance plane was sighted and nml-alrmiR batteries went into notion as he inspected the charred ruins of London "city:" Willkie was driving from' St. Paul's Cathedral to the Bunk of England when the siren wail started. No bombs were dropped. He had left his .steel helmet at his hotel and he did not go back for it. but continued to the bank where he was conferring with Norman when the all clear .sounded. They stayed in Norman's. office on the ground floor, deciding not to go to the bank's deep, bombproof shelter. WiHkle's Investigation of Britain at war took him to conferences with several officials today and brought him hundreds of letters from the poorer sections of London, inviting him to tea. There was a second air raid alarm after he had left the Bank of England to inspect the'.bomb damage at a famous building. He seemed little concerned and when/asked later for his reaction-;to the'-, sirens he smiled and said, "They're very interesting." j Willkie was meeting Arthur Cardinal Kinsley, Archbishop of Westminster and head of the Roman Catholic Church in England, at 8:45 am. (EST). It was understood that King .George wpuld receive the former Republican .-presidential candidate of the United States: some time during hi§jtwo-• weeks visit.' !l Ginnings In County Less Than Year Ago There were 193,085 bales of motion, counting round us half ^"Iw. ginned In Mississippi county from (he crop of 19-10 prior !o Jan. |(j, 1941, , us c . om . piii-ec! -with 203.190 bales ginned TO Jan. 10. 1941). aiToi'diny, to a report toduy by Chester D-ane- hower of Luxoni, fedei'iil cotton siatistldan for Mississippi county. IllETO BENEFIT FROM Ask "Czar" For Plane Production WASHINGTON, Jan. 2B. (UP)— War department officials h n v c urged Uie new super defense agency—the office of production management—to appoint an aircraft production" c/nr," it was learned today. The names of several prominent industrlnlists and business executives were said to have been suggested for the post, which would be similar to the one held by Britain's Lord Beaverbrook, Willkie revealed in London yesterday that lie was there to study aircraft production. At the same time informed sources said Congress probably would be asked to increase the present military all-plane construction program, which Includes both American and British orders, from 33,000 to 50.000 planes. The proposal to provide funds for contracting authority for 17,000 more planes Is being considered informally by nn- tionai defense leaders, but probably will not be presented to Congress until action has been com- P res Went Roosevelt'.s full I- Inspecting the bomb- damage (St. Paul's, Willkie came to property own-i blocks of fallen masonry in front ers llvmu m Blytheville will now! of the high altar arid exclaimed, Pay Oil tilC bflSlX nf O fpn cnUl lo^n- ''f~\\\tTr,rmr,,, n » mi.^ -i : »^ ... »» the ./Mediterranean narrows from I m >' major undertakings Sicily., where Nazi dive bombers now "The om^mm.Mt r ,! ' Szcily / ,.wtiere Nazi dive bombers are.based. If'••German air and sea forces could operate from, both side's of the. narrows and .frbni the Italian island' of Pantelleria they might be able to cut the Mediterranean in two - and;'open the way foi r earlv attacks on the nearby British base of Malta. Vichy sources Insisted that under the. Franco-German armistice no question could arise of . turning over-the French fleet- to Germany. Their latest statements, did" noi mention the African colonial empire. / Possibly in preparation for • Hitler's communication, PetaJri accepted the resignations of two cab{' inet ministers who. incurred the wrath of the Nazi controlled French press in Paris and assumed full dictatorial powers over his remain- Ing cabinet members. The question of German aid to Italy was becoming more pressing daily. Today's reports from the African battle front told of British operations west and southeast of Derna, making it apparent that the British were driving hard for Benghazi, capital of Libya, after surrounding Derna. In East Africa British columns had driven 100 miles into Eritrea to , threaten Agorda and Barantu. Reaction in Italy to these' continued setbacks was news that more members of Benito Mussolini's cabinet have front. left for the 165 7-8 A T & T Am Tobacco _ 713-4 Anaconda Copper *>5 3-4 Bethlehem Steel .. £5 Chrysler '. ]'. 6 6 1-2 Cities Service Coca Cola ... 45-8 104 1-2 General Electric 34 3-8 General Motors .'... 441-3 Int Harvester 51 Montgomery Ward 37 3-8 N Y Central .u North Am Aviation .. 16 3>8 Packard 31-8 Phillips ." 37 1-8 Radio 41-2 Republic Steel 20 5-8 -ony Vacuum 91-8 Studebake 7 1-2 Standard Oil N J 34 5.; Texas Corp 38 1-4 U S Steel 67 1-8 Chicago Wheat May Sept. open high low 'close 845-8 843-4 841-8 841-8 The government I have 'formed has for its scope establishment of order and normality in administration. The nation needs quiet and the opportunity for work -The government, based on the army Is an expression of unity and discipline demanded by "the present situation throughout the country." It was announced chat Anton- fscu had been suffering from, "a touch of grippe" for cwo days and chat he had been advised by physicians to remain at home. Medical informants said that a severe wave of grippe had been felt in Bucharest.. ... " • The ministry of interior said that' quiet reigned throughout the country-and that new mayors "recognized as good housekeepers" had been installed In all provinces. It was announced that 561 guns Including 39 machine guns, and much ammunition had been seized during a house to house search for arms used by Iron Guardists in their outbreak last week. Car Strikes Child Carl Davis, jr., eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Davis.'Courier News employes, was bruised slightly today when an automobile driven by Miss Ernestine Halsell knocked him to the pavement. Mrs. Davis had taken the boy to school and he was struck by a fender of - the other ••. car as* he crossed-.the street in front of the .school. • . pay .on the basis of. a ten mill levy instead of 12 mills, a saving' of two mills. This will effect a saving of 52 on each S1000 cf•• assessed valuation cf property within the city. With the city's total assessed valuation reaching approximately S2.500.0CO. this will mean an an- Outrageous." The dean; Dr. W. R. "Matthews, gave Willkie for a souvenir- the remains of an incen- 'diary ^bomb which had • lodged in the; dome- and burned out harmlessly. Willkie stuffed it into his overcoat pocket. ' • More than 1,000 letters had here. uual saving- m taxes of approxi-j reached Willkie's . hotel suite the W00 °.- l °. property ..owTiers past 24 hours from "men of the - /street," inviting him to visit their mill levy which local! homes,' see , how '-'they were living property owners will now pay each 1 and-talk over the war with them, year- is distributed to various city Many wanted to show him the funds as follows: general fund ftve'j bomb damage to their homes and mills, hospital 1.8 mills, city hall! most urged,- "Come and have tea 2.2 mills, city park one mill! Former Local Woman Will Be Buried Today New York Cotton prev. open high low close close Mar. . 1040 1041 1038 1039 1038 May . 1043 1043 1040 1039 1041 July Oct. Dec. Jan. 1032 1033 983 982 979 978 972 972 1027 1027 979 979 978 978 972 973 1032 983 979 976 New Orleans Cotton prev. open high low close close Mar. . 1043 1044 1042 1042 1042 May 1045 1044 1035 1032 985 983 984 979 977 977 1043 1044 1033 983 980 977 1034 983 983 940 Chicago Corn ; open high low :, close . 787-8 793-8 783-8 78X-2 Sept, 631-4 631-4 623-~4 627-8 May MEMPHIS, .Jan. with us and let us tell you abou'4 ourselves." Willkie planned to accept one or two . of these Invitations.- The -newspapers had told of his desire to talk Britons. to ordinary Today, however, he had Interviews scheduled with Montagu M.ttiYU-'iliS, Jan 28— Fnnpral •^^v.^uic^ wu,u wuuiu&u services were to'be held here today 2° r ? iaJ i' g T mor of the Bank of for Mrs. Malic Rodery. motoeri I ?J[* n . d . Beck of Memphis and % -U ATUlur u - reenwooa - Pinknev RnrWt- L™>, minister without portfolio; Arthur Mrs. A. A widow of Pinkney Rodery. former foreman for the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company at Blytheville Ark. Mrs. Rodery. who was 73 years of age. died early today following an illness of three year*. Privy seal; Arthur Greenwood. Cardinal Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster and head of the Roman Catholic Church in England; r Wood, chancellor of v the exchequer; and Lord Beaver- Measure Provides Certain Benefits For Towns Of 2500 And Over Blythcvillo and 61 other cities find towns of Arkansas in the 2,500-nnd-over population class, Including Osceoln. Jonesboro and Paragould, muy receive '"double 'benefits" from the refunding measure passed by the state legislature last week, und a bill for state maintenance of highway continuation^ in such cities and towns. The refunding bill provides that cities and towns plus certain rond Improvement districts can .share— as the legislature mny prescribe— the "next $750.000" of the Highway Fund after $12,750.000 Is set n.side for maintenance, debt service and construction. .' Such municJpaliUes also may share the flnnl quarter-cent -of the three - fourths - cent county turnback. House BUI No. 4, which has passed in both houses, provide* for ''state maintenance of highway continuations through nil cities raul towns. Such maintenance now provides continuation only through towns of less Mum'2,500 population, .Under the measure. Uio State Highway. Commission could super-' xede a City Council's authority in designating a highway route. Governor Adkins. who stated that he believed the bill would not Ihtcr-- fere with refunding, is expected to sign the bill. "There should be some method of maintaining the conllnua'tlons a spokesman said. "Either the state nThJli should do it, or give cities money Morgenthau Says Of Way Debts But Pleads For Aid Report Of Officers To Be Heard and Directors Elected For Year Members of the Mississippi County Electric Cooperative. Tnc, will meet in Blytheville at the City tfnll next Monday at 1 p. m for an annual business meeting that will Include a report by officers nnd the board of directors or the organization, and to elect 1941 directors. Club members and anyone else who desires to attend the meetlni? at 2:30 o'tiock, will hear an address by President J. w, Fullbrlght of the University of Arkansas, who will be making his first visit- to Blytheville and his second to Mississippi county. At 2:30 p. m., the group will give away 42 attendance prizes, .;all electrical home appliances ranging from food-mixers to electric lights. The public will be Invited to attend and hear the talk by Mr. Fullbrlght, Cooperative officers said. The university president, a native Arkansnn. is one of the young- eat heads'of n university m the country. He was an all-American with .which to do it. Whether the refunding bill and .! the, new state maintenance .--will ,. constitute, a double benefit is tTquesUbrY worth consideration." It'has been .estimated that 200 miles of continuations are affected bv the bill, Introduced bjr Rep, Weisenberger of Hempstead. and Rep. Riales of Polk county. D, i D 11 r\L D J • ! At.$300' a' mile, the new mnlnte- DIU Kecall Uf KeSOlutlOn | »ance would cost the state $60.000 nhnunlly. It was thought 'that an estimate even 50 per cent higher might not be-out ,of ,proportion, since most continuations are paved Amended Measure Passes! fT^mrr, r,A LITTLE HOCK. Jan. 28. (UP)— morning after Governor l ' efUnain& blU passed. A parliamentary war broke out in I and In many cases are a.s much as the . house ^pL. representatives this . 100 per cent wider than non-city '""""' ""- ^ Adkins 1 stretches of highway. The state has 9,289,3 miles of highways. The battle was orougnt on . by: State Highway Director W. W Representative James Campbell of • Mitchell said .funds have been In- Hot Springs who Introduced a j sufficient for replacement work on resolution calling for the holding i wprnout roads. He expressed a be- of an election to determine who lief that, because .traffic wears would compose the house's five man out highways in 'cities, 'maintenance delegation on the state refunding j should be a state responsibility. board. Representative Carroll Hollenfe- worth, Bradley County, who voted with the prevailing 1 side on the resolution, gave notice that he would recall the resolution within three days for another vote. "I am not satisfied with the steam roller; tactics used in pasvS- this resolution," Hollensworth said, "and I want the membership at Blytheville. and Vicksburg. Miss., j with Be'aVerbrook. before moving to ?' ' -- ' ' ago. Besides her brook^ minister of aircraft produc- j to reconsider Us action and vote on the resolution again." Efforts of the admin is tratioa . leaders In the (o have Hoi- llved A"** and Greenwood, and dinner da lighter, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Annie Adalr of Decaturville. Tenn. .Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Charles Cleveland Lewis and burial will be^ Elmwood Cemetery in-Memphis. in described Prime Minister j lensworth withdraw th« notice at- Winston Chui'chill as "a most in- spir.r.g man I have great confidence in him. He's a man with { cessful. a first class brain." He had lunch tached to the bill and call it up at once for a vote were unsuc- with the. prime minister and Mrs. Churchill yesterday, spending an hour and three-quarters with them. Nearly 33 years more of life can be expected by ihe average Englishwoman at 40. Firelcss Mark h Set Today The longest period without a flre alarm in many weeks was on the record books here today. Not since 7 p.m. last Tuesday has the fire bell rang. Firemen are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping the record will not be broken soon. They remember that the last time—almost two weeks ago—a three-day record was set. Then came three alarms in the morning last Tuesday and three more with- 'n a 90-minute period late in the day. football at the University of Arkansas and won a Rhodes scholarship while in school. He attended Oxford University -for .three vpnr« '••;• .'•••. '. •' - • !<"•" .<"••-' •*• • .•-• years. Laat October/Mr. Fullbrlght vis-.! the Mississippi County Farm Bureau on his' first trip to the county. Operation May Have Saved Boy's Vision A five-year-old, Armorel boy left Blytheville Hospital today after im operation that probably prevented loss of sight In one eye. Martin Barrel! fell near his home two weeks ago and a stick struck his eye, a small bit of wood loclg-. Ins In the eye. Monday he was brought to the office of Dr. F.oyd Webb, who immediately took the youngster to the hospital for an operation and made a small slit in the cornea to rnnove the tiny piece of wood. Dr. Webb said further delay In the operation would have possibly resulted in loss of eye-sight for the boy. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. (DP)— Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr./ told the senate foreign rela,- tions committee today that he had abandoned hope that Great Britain ever would pay her World War debt to tlfe United. States. Testifying [ n support of the administration's aid to -Britain bill Morgenthau made his statement on the $5,729,000,000 British debt in response to a question by Senator Arthur H; Vandenberg Republican, Michigan. "Are you prepared to write thosV (debts) off for keeps?" Vanderi- berg asked. "Any time", Morgenthau replied", "I did so some time ago mentally." Morgenthau submitted a British balance sheet to the committee' showing total British dollar assets as compiled by his assistants anci officials of the British treasury. He said the British "Just haven't'- got the dollars to pay for purchases after the current year." ,. Morgenthau appeared before the committee- following indications that four amendments to the measure— including- a ban on the l usV of U. S. naval vessels in convoys-^ may be adopted before it Is filially approved by congress. The suggested changes were discussed' af" n bi-partisan White House confer" ence last night. -," > These proposals In addition to prohibition against convoys ap-- peared to have the x most' general support. •l. A time limit. on the grant ot power to president Roosevelt so " 1 ' ' that" 1 his to manufacture ihH' countries ,wourcl — , expire Jiine'30," 1943.' '" ' ""' 2. A requU-ement that the president report to congress every 90" days on all lending or leasing transactions entered Into under'- tHe bill. i. 3. A provision >hat no articles manufactured ,or procured by the army and navy shall be released to foreign nations without the specific assent of the army chief of staff and the chief of naval operations. Inventory Shows County Has Acquired Valuable Property Collection Mississippi County numbers among its assets 1500 miles of roads and a valuable 658-acre convict farm with equipment and "personal property" worth $16,522, it was revealed in an inventory of building, iwith its kitchen and j nicipality, and the prisoners work- dining room annex for feeding Die inmates of the \yhlte and negro poor homes, are valued at S50.000 in the inventory. This new barracks, along with county property made recently by j a five room dwelling valued at a committee acting upon order of the retiring county judge, S L Gladish of Osceola. It takes many a desk and typewriter, as well as farm and road tools and hundreds of other necessities, to operate the second largest county in Arkansas, according to the inventory made by a committee consisting of L W Walters, LeRoy Carter and T L Cassidy. The roads and convict farm are the two most valuable properties, and are also the 'most discussed projects of a county judge, with the Common Pl eas Court he conducts coming next in order, along yith the county probation activities and county library Mississippi county's penal farm. st pf . Luxora ' * valued . pr-at $100 per acre 'for the land, and the new barracks $500, and a barn estimated at $500, were constructed during the four years Judge Gladish was in office, although the farm land was purchased a number.of years ago. The retiring judge pointed out thai the operation of the convict farm is modern in every respect and that the farm prisoners are cared for in the most economical way possible, considering the humane angle. In addition to the approximately 60 prisoners there now, which Is an average number, prisoners from Cross and Poinsett counties, in addition to jail prisoners of several towns, have been kept at the 'Mississippi County convict farm when they were needed to chop; and pick cotton. This wasi done by Mississippi Coilnty - paying costs, in warrants, in each case to the county or mu- ing out the costs and fines at the farm. Practicing a "live at home" plan at the penal farm has resulted in $4,477.77 worth of foodstuff being shown on the recent inventory. This was on hand after being grown and canned at the farm, in addition to the cotton and other "cash" crops produced there. This foodstuff, including such items as 5420 pounds of dried butter beans, 3000 cans of pumpkin, 16,000 cans of tomatoes, 1482 cans of--turnip greens. 1227 cans of string beans, 1187 bushels of sweet and Irish potatoes and dozens of other foods, along with such items as office equipment, farm equipment, cement, bricks and" miscellaneous pipe fittings, coal, wood, barracks equipment, linens, kitchen equipment, electric pumps, bath equipment, two trucks, 20 mules, 122 hogs, two horses, nine cows, seven calves, two bulls, nine goats, 16 ducks, one steer, 75 chickens, H guineas, 2130 bushels of com... 40 tons of alfalfa, a ; tracr ,tor,, grist- mill,'_ panning equipment,. trailer and approximately 15 bales of cotton in the field on January l, to mention a few items listed on the Inventory, totals $16.522.99 in the "assets" column. Of this amount. S10.380.22 is given as the value of equipment owned with S3.398.50 for livestock and $1665 for hay and corn. Construction of new roads and improvement of old ones has always been a major project of the county for many years.' When Judge Gladish took over the reins of the county government four years ago, he was coming "back home" to his road work which he started when county judge from 1908 until 1912. During this period he erected the first steel bridge in the county at Yarbro. and built the first graver road in the county from Bassett to Bardstown, after to Burdette, connecting this .city and Osceola for the first time. He also built the court house at Osceola when Judge during this period. While it had been 25 years since Judge Gladish had directed road . (Continued on P»ge 3) Last Rites Tomorrow For Osceola Resident A resident of Osceola for 69 years. Mrs. Alice L. Mulkey, 77, died at her home there Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at, the Methodist church in Osceola. where she was charter member. Services will be conducted by Rev. Spicer pastor of the Methodist church and Mr. Beck-ford. Christian church minister. Mrs. Mulkey was the sister of the late O. A. Qulnn. She was born in 1863 In Soartansburg, N. C. Active pallbearers include Leon Sullivan. Basil Segraves, Steve Ralph, John Whltworth. Clay Ayres, John Edringlon. Willie Hale. R. S. Ashmore and Lease Williams. Honorary pallbearers will bo George Abrey, Fred Patterson, Fred Taylor. Sr.. Herman Cox, V^. A. Webb, J. B. Benn. Guy Bryant, Lan Williams, Godfrey White, J C. Scarlock. A, F. Barham, Braxton Bragg. Welby Young, J. C. Emerson, Ben F. Butler. E. R. Smith, Plnley Cartwright and Raymond Cartwright. Survivors include a son, W. O. Mulkey. and a daughter, Mrs. W." T. Ramsey, both of Osceola. Chamber Of Commerce Will Banquet Tonight New directors and officers,of the Chamber of Commerce will be installed at the annual banquet of the organization tonight at 7 o'clock at the Hotel Noble. Entertainment, the banquet, an address by President James Terry, re-elected Monday for 1941, and discussion of various problems and plans, will be on the night's program, Secretary J. Mell Brooks said: , Tickets .will be available at the door for; 76 cents. The public H invited, • Morgenthau Advises Aid .WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. (UP)-i Secretary of Treasury JHenry Mor- genthau Jr. said today that-"Great Britain, Greece and Chifla "cannot continue to fight" unless congress passes the administration's all-out war aid bill. "Congress must weigh very seriously the question of whether ft wants Great Britain, Greece . and"! China to continue to fight," Mor- genthau told the senate foreign relations committee. "D" this bill doesn't pass they cannot continue: to fight." Heart Attack Fatal To Armorel Fanner Rex Luclan Marvel, 35-year-old farmer-carpenter who lived South of Armorel, died suddenly at 10:45' n. m. Monday of .a heart attack. ' Marvel came to Armorel fronv Marion. Ky;,, 18 months ago /to work on the Lee Wilson farm: ; :^v. The body was taken to Kentucky early today by Cobb Funeral Home- Survivors Include three brothers, Lynn Marvel, Armorel; Bryan Marvel of Marion, Ky., and Wodrow Marvel, Bddysville, Ky.. and three sisters, Mrs. Oma Clark, Mrs. Uph'a Conger and Mrs. Stella Mae Thur-. man. all of Marion.". ;^ Driver Unhurt As Truck Is Wrecked A large trailer truck owned by Hollis Mahan, farmer on South Highway 61, was wrecked today at a railroad crossing near Hayti when an oncoming train forced the driver to swerve the truck into a ditch and against a telephone pole. The driver, Bruce Barnett, said he reached the crossing and savf the train coming, too late to stop. A five-ton load of soy beans spilled after the truck went into. the- ditch.- Barnett was not Injured, WEATHER Arkansas — Partly cloudy and continued cold with freezing temperatures tonight Wednesday, partly cloudy with rising temperature. Memphis and vicinity, cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Lowest temperature tonight 32. Rising temperatures 'Wednesday.

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