The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1930 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 25, 1930
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Served by the United Press BLHHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NOIITHIAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. HOME EDITION VOL. XXVI—No. 255 UlythevUle Courier, Blytlttville Daily News, ., ,„.,.,.,.„. . ., v .,,, DlytlieyUleJHerald, Mississippi VaUey_Leadg, RU 1HhVlU.!-', ARKANSAS, SATUKDAY, JANUARY 2f>, 10:50 RISING TEMPERATURE SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS RELIEF WORKERS C.OFC.11ES When Lindy Won Glider License Agricultural Committee's Recommendations Adopted by Directors. An extensive program for agricultural development in Mississippi county, embracing campaigns for poultry, hogs and soy beans, prepared by the agricultural committee of the Blythevllte Chamber of Commerce, lias received the endorsement of the board of directors, which appropriated $600 to meet expenses. The program in large part is designed to push forward the "Live at-Home" campaign . launched a number of years ago and through which the growing of food and feed crops in Mississippi county ?ias received substantial impetus. Standardization and improvement of cotton grown in this territory, to meet market and climatic conditions, will also receive attention. Will Help Finance Farmers and farm boys and rirls in the territory surrounding Blythevtlle will receive financial aid in acquiring high quality chickens and hogs. The poultry financing program lias worked out successfully for a number of years »nd has contributed substantially lo a tremendous Increase, in the county's production .of eggs and poultry. Equal success is hoped for the hog project. The Hampshire breed, regarded as the best general purpose meat hog. has been selected, and it is hoped to place between sixty and eighty bred gilt on Mississippi county farms within the next month or two. Co-operative with the Chamber program will be sought through of Commerce in its agricultural I program will be sought through the"-appointment of farm service com/nittees by the Rotary, and! LiSfis "clubs. : ' '^ The directors of the chamber instructed the agricultural committed to work out a plan for holding meetings or luncheons with the key' farmers of the various communities to further the various projects <5n the program. Back Hcme Merchants The directors adopted a resolution submitted, by the president's committee, urging support by all citizens of such business institutions as co-operate in civic activities. The resolution, made by A. O. Little, -follows: "I move that this committee recommend to the Chamber of Commerce that it adopt suitable re-solutions supporting the movement to encourage the buying by Blytheville citizens from home merchants and institutions who support local enterprises, pay taxes, contribute to Iccal charities, own property, and help to build Blytheville." The directors also adopted a. resolution endorsing a movemem to organize a Iccal retail credit association and pledging any as- Woman Slain and S lore- keeper Critically Woxuul- ed at Oakland, Tcnn. Cnitenden Politicians AtttAgain UTTI.E UOCK, Jllll, 25. (U!') — Anj approaching political shiikenp In Ciillrmicn county tuil Us shadow before It loday, A rtcleuullon lioaded by J. H. Curllu of Murlou livtp Vilday pve- .scnied u pcllllon of 11. L. LiunbiMl. jseci-ctniy of the Democratic stale I central committee 1 sivklnu to oust MEMPHIS. Tenn., Jan. 25. <UP> I nv £ members of Ihe rminly central •Joe Boley. nforo, was held In: coiinnlUco. ] jail here today charged with mur-1 The petition sUili'tl that under ' dcrini; a whlto woman and critical- o rrrem opinion niU'ii by Ally. Gen. ly wounding her brother In an at- Hill Norwood five ol the county coin- temptod holdup of a store at Oak- mil lee were dismantled "for vnrl- lanri. Tomi.. last night. ou s reasons." Miss Lilllc Stevens was shot to i Identity of five members whose der.tli by two negroes and her | removal was sought was not re- brother, Dave Stevens, 55, slore- j veMcd. A sub-commiUce is to bi keeper, was critically wounded. j appointed to Invcstigale the clmru- Slicriff E. S. Baswcll led a nosse cs . Lambert indicated, of deputies today In a search for i The sub-couimUlee probably will DomocralicLcadcrs Plan for 1932 n second negro believed involved. Holey was to be bucstioncd by po- be composed uf Senator Crcctl Cald- wcll, Pine Blulf. C. McCnrroll o! Walnut itidge and It. It. Mnnii, Forrest City. II was reported In Here is Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, pictured when he entered a new type of flying and won n glider pilot's license after'a perfect flight over Point Loma, near San Dicgo f Calit.Top picture shows the "Lone Eagle." with an interested look on his face, as he received a half hour of instruction in tile avt of gliding from his friend Hawley Bowlus, American glider champion. Botujm picture shows Lindy crouched In the peanut-like cockpit of Hie motorless sailplane just, before he shouted "Let 'er go" and the "shock cord" crew catapulted him into the air by means of the rope. lice here todny In an effort to obtain a confession. Stevens was shot when he re- Democratic circles. fused orders of the negroes in put ip Ills bands. Four shots look ef- cct in Ills body and lie was club- Ji l d over the head with a pun. His condition was ton critical lo allow its being rc-movrrt lo n hospital. Miss Stevens was shot when she cair.c from n back roim of the store to Investigate' the shooting. The negroes turned their guns on her after her brother had bccm.i . . shot, she died wiihin a few min- Man Arrested at Manna- utes. Distance possible ment. to this move- France Increases Fund To Attract Tourists PARIS (UP)—France is prepar ing to figftt for her popularity a: the Mecca of tourists despite slron, competition from Germany, ltal> and Spain. Over 40,000.000 francs will be used to attract American and Brit ish travelers to Prance next sum mer and to keep them here, afte they arrive, for the full length o their vacation. This amount i money is 10 times larger than eve before has been spent on "Come to France" campaign. th Police Sergeant Gets Chance to Nurse To PUT SHIP 11 FIRS! Mother and Children Perish in Michigan Fire A pose of officers and citizens searched most of last night for the second negro. Boley was in- rested a few minutes after tl:l i shooting. The l>mix'nvls are already laying their pbns (o elect ft president In 1ML 1 . Jniitlt Sbouse, tiglil. chiilrman of the Demotrallc National Com- iilllee. Is fhown with former Senator Gilbert M. !IUchcock ( a Democratic Ir.idcr In (he middle west and publisher of the Omaha World Herald, as they met tit Omaha lo discuss phms for the- campaign. Relief Work Going Forward At Rank! Rate; Water Over Red Line Road. The threat of cold weather nn/1 I exposure In tho liiundatrd I)l(t Lake region was dwindling fast today as n rising temperature brought temporary relief lo the stricken nre.i but Increased Ihc menace of tho flood waters as n luit'e portion of Ihc muddy flood blocked by Ice barriers for several days was mov- HR more swiftly toward cultivated Iclds south of the I.llltc River road. Into tlic Etowah community and Woman Who Sat in Semite Dies timson Asks Postponement of Naval Parley Matters Raised by France. LONDON, Jan. 25. (UP)—A pro- osal that the London naval con- erence consider limitation of cruis- deslroycrs and submarines head of every other question has een made by Secretary of Stale lenry L. Stimson, the United Press earned from an authoritative uvcc today. The American position outlined ftcr a long conference on the lethods of attacking the" major roblems before the conference is hat limitation of cruisers and oth- r auxiliaries is the main objective f the five power parley and that he questions, including those rals- d by France, should \vait until this s settled. There is no objection to this pro- edure- at least thus far—from ine s learned, but the French appar- British and Japanese delegations.;! ently have not decided what atli- ,ude to take toward Stimson's plea. The question has been discussed at length in inter-delegation con w AL ^^' Mich " J " 1 '' i5> ' ^'^ No Immediate Need For Mrs. William Kent, <U, and her-flvc r-, r-;, ., ' ,-. ' ' Rescue Effort, Navy Department Says. •hilrlreh. were burned to death at Atlanta, Ntich., today when ure destroyed their small frame house. The dead besides Mrs. Kent are: Oncth, H; Agnes. 11; Tom, 9; Lucile. C and Biliie, 5. Mall Action for $35,000 Will Go to Circuit Court Jury Monday. The suit of G. A. Hall, former "pump station operator," against the Frisco railroad lor $35.000 damages for injuries which he claims led to great suffering and amputation of a leg. will not go to a cir- .' duke Believed to Be Missing Nebraska Banker. (.VEST POINT. Neb.. Jan. 25. (UP)—To determine whether n i man held at Pnragould, Ark., Is Paul I Wupper of Mcemer, Neb. bank pres- I ident accused of absconding with • approximately $1,000,000. Louis Fau- ' del, personal friend of Wupper was on his way to live Arkansas city today. The man held-at Paragould denies lie is the absconding banker and says he is James Tucker, 52. fo was arrested yesterday "-tit Marmaduke. Ark., by deputy sheriffs. who said lie resembled photographs of Wupper. ; T'audel lias been apjwlnled as a WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. (im _ j special deputy sheriff so that if he j Rear Admiral Byrd and his party • 'dentines Ihe man as Wupper he | .Mrs. Kebccca LaUmcr Fclton reported marooned in the Ant'arc- ', w »' te empowered to return !he j tie, are "all right down here" ac- ; Prisoner, cording to advices received by Act- I Wupper is formally charged with ing Secretary of Nnvy Jahncke. and the U. S. navy will go to the res- embezzling S 1,000 from the Beemer state bank of which he was cue only if the situation becomes! President, but the amount is ex"dangerous" ' i nectcd to be nearly Sl.000.000, Jahncke said he had received def- ! c °u»ty Attorney R. R. Mndic said. initc assurance that their posllion does not call for immediate action. 1.5. miFOBMLEI Delegation Will Make Appeal for Federal Control of St. Francis Floods. Wupper left Bcrmer In September, 1928. There Is a reward of 53,500 [ lor his arrest. Recapture Convicts Who Fled Tennessee Prison R- L. McKnight Announces iFor City Clerk's Office NASHVILLE, Tcnn., Jan. 25. i (UP)—Charley White and Lco| Tighe who escaped from the state] penitentiary lale yesterday in a freight car in which they hid before it was switched from the prison walls were recaptured in a house Mrs. Rebecca Felton, Dead ta Age of 92, Served for a Day in 1922. Business men and attorneys from he St. Frauds river valley, headed by Lnngdon Ii. Jones of Ken- iictl. Mo., president o( the St. Fmn- cls Flood Control association, will appear iwforc the flood control committee of the House of Rcpre- sctUa.ives at Washinglon, D, C., Fcb 3rd when a hearing on the bill introduced by Judge W. J. Driver of Osceolu providing ' for government control ot the St. Francis ami its tributaries will be opened. The bill Introduced by Congressman Driver provides for an appro- prUillon of approximately $14,000,000 of Ihc funds'gf the federal. Ebv- erninent lo be- expanded in carrying out the plan of flood control contained In a report recently filed, at Washington by the corps of army eiiclncers nnd must te reported favorably by tlic flood control com- inlllcc before It will reach the floor of tlie house of representatives. Representatives of the various drainage and flood control districts in the St. Francis valley are preparing (o give the flood control committee revealing facts regarding :he situation In .the river valley. Pictures taken at various polnt-i along tile St. Francis flood periods, notably the flood of 1027 and the present Inundation will be shown Ihe committee. ., T «" L - ATLANTA, an. 25. cult court jury before Monday. | here today. Judge W. W. Bandy adjourned court I Returned to the prison by War- until Monday at noon today witU ] den A. A. McCorkle and three aides several witnesses yet to take the | the men were in their cells for stand. j more than an hour before it be- The suit Involves an interesting ! came known they had been caught, angle in that the railroad company j state Commissioner of InsUtn- 'erenccs and it was hoped today claims to have settled with Hall. I tions Richard Lyle notified of thn that final action on the American- I P a yi"g 'nm $150 for any liability | capture, refused to make a stste- iroposal could be taken at the I tnat might exist on the company's | ment but began an Investigation meeting of the big five delegates P art when Hall was struck by an!of circumstances surrounding the Monday. oil barrel being unloaded at a rail- escape. Explanation of the secrecy W. K. Henderson Gets License on Probation WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. <UP> — The federal radio commission today renewed the license of W. K. Henderson, operating Station KW- KH at Shreveport, f.a., thirty days with understanding that lie abstain from using "offensive when broadcasting. language" ! road station where he was employed. The blow broke Hall's leg. Hall, an old man, was confined to a hospital bed for many months, suffering intense pain from the broken leg. Hall alleges that he was suffering great pain and was not in a condition to use good judgment or business acumen at tlic time the selllcmcnl \vas made. After his leg was believed to have been healed or partly healed the aged man again broke his leg while inoimcrmcnt of hlsi candidacy for city clerk of Blylhei ville. j Mr. McKntghl has been a resident of Blyllisvlllc for nearly 12 years, having come here In 1018 from Dyersburg. Tenn. He was with "grand old woman" of Georgia—Mrs. Rebecca Lallmer Fellon, (he only one of her sex lo servo in lhe Uniled Slales senate—Is dead, She succumbed a few minutes before last midnight to a long Illness which found Us Inception In Injuries received In an automobile accident at Cartersville, Ga., last ., -n I r>i t ULXUltllW liV WUI the Berlig Store company for a Man . h she ^ number of years and later was Mrs . FcUo n snt in tivo senate ses- wlth the :vfead Clothing company. In 1028 he was appointed by Governor Harvey Parnell to fill a va- sions although the elapsed lime of her service was lew than a day. She was appointed on October. 1922 cancy in the office of justice of by Governor Thomns Hardwlck of the peace In this township, and Georgia to fill the vacancy caused in the election of the same year | by tha dcMh ot S( , !1nlor Thomas E. was re-elected to the office. | \vatson. She sat in Ihe senate ses- In announcing his candidacy Mr.' -- NfcKntght :ald that he believed lhat his knowledge of merchandise employed has not been made. lead- Ing to the belief that furlher revelations may be made. The two men spent the night with a family in South Nashville.! gained through more than thirty; It was learned. They surrendered years of experience in retail busl-| nesses of various kinds, would en-1 able him lo render valuable serv- ntervenlng sections that have noi yet full tlm full blow of the flood. Boats crews working into the flooded territory from tlio Red Cross base at Itosehnd ditch found easier going today as the swill current from the north carried them ranidly Inlo the stricken section. Most of the families in the area michcd by crews working from the Rosebud base will be removed by night, It Is believed, although :\ few stragglers will probably te brought out tomorrow. Several families were brought 1 0' Roscland this morning and housed in box cars and lehls with those bronchi In yesterday. RcfujrrK Enrl Fast The Red Cross base was working In steady routine todny with pro- vltlons being checked out to families and meals belli? served to workers at the base. Several of (ho families after fasting on lean rations for several days, were .eat- • Ing Generously of the varied meals • prepared today. Among the refugees Is one family of eight, who. according lo a boat crew who brought them out of their marooned home, had only a supply of salt left and all foodstuffs gone « hours before the relief boat arrived. Fnmllles living In the. water-covered . region -between. Efownh on*-—-; Left. Hand Chute arc bring moved •• • to Manila, Water was slowly creep-- •'! ing over the floor of a house In .. that community yesterday. where - •• the father and husband of a family of eight lay stricken with pncu- ' monla. Neighbors planned to move the man and his family to the Manila Red Cross camp late yesterday. or early today. Rush Holllpeter. state highway maintenance manager, was seeking sandbags this afternoon to pack along the Little River road to prevent the rise washing away ills shoilldcr of the road at low points? it was learned at the Roscland Red Cross office today. Water In that vicinity Is estimated to be rising The flood control plan in refer- j six Inches every 24 hours although." ence lo Hie Little River Improve- "n accurate check has not been ment. calls for the enlargement 5f made. present Icvces of the Elk Chute drainage district In Dunklln and Pemlscot coimlies together with newly constructed levees at certain points on both sides of Big Ijike fioodway from the Missouri- Arkansas line lo St. Francis lake. slons of November 2land 22. 1922. Fire Causes Slight Damage at Borum's Smoke filtering from the rear of ft soda fountain at Boriims Drug Store tills morning revealed that a wooden wall against which a sleam table rested was charred In several places as a result of its contact with the table. Edgar Borum. proprietor of the tore, wan congratulating himself Expect No Furthtr Rise Although water from the Hoi- comb break on the St. Francis ,has not yet drained down into the Inundated Little River country thru the Big Lake levee gap engineers estimate that the St. Francis waters will not result In any noticeable rise in the stricken section. Flood walcr now over the area will -b? draining further southward and back Into the St. Francis when tile Nflssnurl waters arrive, it is stated. Lieut. Col. F. B. Wilby of Memphis, district U. S. Engineers. IE here today looking over the situation with officers of drainage dls- jtrict n. Aviators who reported discovering a house several miles above Highway 18 in the Big Lake basin where without resistance. Arbor Driven Out by Flood his moraine because the fire had I" number of people appeared to be been noticed today, instead of isolated were to take J. W. Meyers, Fire Destroys Million Dollar Indianapolis Plant i Knl K n> - 'has bWactlve in a nuin- r iber of lines of civic endeavor, hav- ice in apprai g tor; stccks for ^UXORA. Connie the eity'prlviiege tax. Mr. Me- Brent,. whc, tcaches the school a Henderson, whose license otherwise would have expired February 1, is understood to have agreed to this provision in a telegram filed - • | with the commission. As license ex- MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UP)— "Women , tensions normally are granted for can ask more silly questions— and ninety days that Issued Henderson, do," in the opinion of Sergt. J. W. who has been under fire in con- Hoyle, gained from 15 on the Mem- gress for broadcasting alleged n:o- phis police desk. | fanily. Is regarded as of a "proba- "And absurd request*," Hoyle add-; lion&ry" character. ed. For example he cited: ! • "Will you send a pollueman out' to take care of my baby while I go shopping?" "Please wnd a policeman quick, my pet posdte has a dime lodged In Funeral Services Held Today for Pete Fincher his throat, Bad Check Losses ST. LOUfS (UP)—Bad check losses during 1829 cost the American business man J300.000.000 or roughly one million dollars a day, Guy H. Hulse, secretary ot The National ReUil Credit association wilh national headquarters here In a sur- r»r revealed going- to a doctor's office for medl- INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 25. 1 ".* * l ', - - ' cl ' n r ° ° ng a particular Interest In thej Brush Arbor, situated In the west end of the Lcxora special school district, has been transferred to i",v « men He tnc Ecllo °' llcre wlierc 5nl; wi " ° 5 ' " - ., . . . , orm ,v « men e cal treatment. After Intense suf- : (UP)-Fire swept through the mil- 1 ' cl ' n r ° °j ™ r "I " tl f; J", S sh V. sist In the grades until she is per- ferine and aneuish it was finally ' lion dollar plant .of the American I ...*,., i"-;.uj inl jti c dbv the recession of the high fering and anguish it was finally necessary for physicians lo amputate Ihe leg. «.«*» uui»u> ^»»i» TJ* i»u iiinKi n-ti.i .....j , i Foundries, Inc.. and raced out of' ter!:ln cnurclv control despite efforts of all fire The railroad contends that itsingnung apuariuus 01 me city. , j »v C»«'« obligation ended when the settle-i Firemen worked under a handi-jJUTy Disagrees OH 3aimy ment was made and thai the plain-i "P of intense cold amid mounds, t r, au .f-,J r nlln tv Slavp tiff made It in good faith and witii- !of ice as the blaze destroyed the, OI vrawioru UJUfliy Jwye out persuasion. E. L. Wcstbrooke of Jonesboro and Reid, Evrard and Henderson of this city represent the Frisco while Harrison, Smith and Taylor a, rnrnforte nl arc counsel tor tbe pi i,plant and leaped to nearby build-: ings. | LITTLE ROCK. Jan. 25. (UP)— After all the flrcmen in the cily Thc fete of W. H. Howell. Craw- 1 hnd worked two hours the flro was for d county triple <hycr, again brought under control late this I''"ted in the. hands cl Governor r% f n'X.-.J'14.!"! morn ing. Damage to the plant: Harvey Parnell today. !nlntllT i which covers two blocks was esti-, _ Howell is condemn?d to die In tho I milted by the recession of the high ' water in that section to resume her work at Brush Arbor. Due to the overfi'.w frcm Little , Elver, Miss Brents' school has been dismUsed since a week aso. H Is expected that It will be possible to resume sessions in three or four weeks. Connecticut Desperadoes Captured at Pensacola Funeral services were held Ihis morning for Pele Fincher, 34, who died at his. home, 1125 West Vine street, yesterday morning. The Rev. E. Z. Ncwsom officiated at the services and interment was made at Sawyers cemetery. Funeral arrangements were In charge of the 'cobb Undertaking company. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lela Flncher. nnd'lhre; children, L. D., Floyd and Dorothy Mae, $50 o,ooo. electric chair here February 28. A Jury lhat conducted a siiilty hearing for Howell here yc: WEATHER Crafton Has Close Call [Knoxville Triple Slayer 11M to a^"e 'S When Automobile Upsets i Receives Death Sentence i ed Seven members of the jury sign. . i "JCITCII ULelMLK-Ib VI *-" J"'J -"&»Adolph Crafton, local salesman, I KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 25. j ed a verdict saying they believed miraculously escaped injury Thura- j (UPI—Knoxville's triple slayer, Jim I Hovel) sane and five signed an- day night when his car was de- murder of l>r. Barclay Jones,, other saying' they bciu-icd him In- molished while turning over four Harris, negro, who confessed to the i sane. Results of the hearing will bo times. He was enroule home from 1 Jones' wife and her young nephew, ] presented to the governor along J ~ ' "'• *""" " — ' and was convicted a week ago. to- ] with a p!ea by Howell's attorney for down In lhe LilUe River section ] when his coupe turned "turtle" after he had applied the brakes quick- day was sentenced to die March I* 'commutation of condemned Sentence was passed by the trial • man's sentence to life Imjwlson- judge who denied a rehearing. ment. mouldering and breaking out late t night. ; drainage dlslrlcl 17 engineer, over ' the district in their plane this nft- Although no regular alarm was ertl p°» to determine the csact lo- urned in a city fire truck vvns call- f atl ™ of thc 8 rou P tlle J' '^"eve '° cd to the drug store. However Hie sleam table was removed with on- y slight damage. ARKANSAS— Increase in cloudiness tonight and Sunday, somewhat colder in nonlicMl 1 warmer Sunday. According to the official government recorder. Bras Smith, the minimum temperature here yesterday was 14 degrees above zero and the maximum. 41 degrees; clear with soutlioast, wind;. n-.nX!ng It the warmest day this week. On the same day a year ago the minimum temperature was 34 degrees and the maximum. 44 degrees; cloudy with .80 Inches 'of 13:11 and northeast winds. be marooned. Albert Evans, assistant national director of the Red Cross returned . here yesterday from Little Rock and conferred with the local Red Cross committee last night. Mr. Evans announced following the i conference that Miss Kathryn Monroe, Red Cross social worker, who PENSACOLA, Fl».. Jan. 25. <U!>> accompanied him here, will remain -Two desperate-escaped convicts! 1 " lWs territory assisting Walter from Wethersfield. Conn., state '• Over - representative ol the organ- prison who killed one Jacksonville, i izfttlon wh ° has been in active T-la., cfncer and wounded another in ! chat S e of R « d Cross »'<**• unUl a gun battle last week, were held l " D " ls!s has P" 5 -™here today for Jacksonville offic-! Mr. Evans was to continue to ers. ' jKennctt. Mo. today where he will Roland Lalonc ar,<t Watson : survey the situation in that com- Moulthrope, subjects of nne of the : munity. most extensive manhunts In south- j eastern United States in recent : _ years, were arrested here late yes- rhllllps Motor Company terday as they mere about to de-' »t ntt - r\- part for Mobile in a shipping board | NamCS UttlCerS, LlirCCtOTS steamer as members of the crew. ; Modlthrope, arrested nrst, read- Officers of the Phillips Motor lly admitted his identity and aided company, elected at the annual officers in finding Lalor.e who es- 'meeting Thursday night, were; Rus- caped from the steamer when he;sell Phillips, president; L. L. Ward, saw officers board her. Lalone was' vice president; B. A. Lynch. Leo apprehended In a house in lower cast side district. Finger prints of both lal!ey with records in the files at headquarters here. the ; Wilson and F. E. Warren, directors, i The year's report showed that the 1929. business was a substantial increase over that of the previous year.

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