The Black Dispatch from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 6, 1922 · 3
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The Black Dispatch from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 3

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Thursday, April 6, 1922
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THE BLACK DISPATCH PAGE THREK sinjciciciciciciCtouciciciciciricicicicicunciniB J u uuu IJ I J u IJIJ I JIJ IJIJ I J I-TIJ J U J lU IJ llrl 31 THE SOONER TRAIL ALL THE NEWS FROM THE BLACK JACK HILLS AND VALES OF OKLAHOMA SLICK ITEMS Last week was not so newsy as we bad much heavy rain Prof P W Watman made a trip to Sapulpa, Saturday, to attend the Creek co'intv Teachers meeting He renorted that one county teacher besides the city teachers, attended Mrs J L Harvey, who is attending the Tullahassee Mission school, spent the week-end here at home with lier husband Sunday school was very well attended Sunday Sunday being the regu- larg meeting day at Tabor, the pastor preached a well studied sermon Rev Hickman is the pastor The election on the 28th was quite a victory The members of the board -were elected by a two-third vote The Tace people were well represented Rev Peters was out of town Sunday He preached at Bristow Pa WEST PLAINS, MO The farmers are all smiles in and around the thriving little city of West Plains This is one of the best little eities on the Frisco line, leading out from Oklahoma and Arkansas It is situated 172 miles west of Memphis, Tenn , 106 miles west of Jonesboro, Ark , and 113 miles east of Springfield, Missouri West Plains has two colored churches Mt Olive Baptist church, Rev M C Lewis, pastor, and the C M E -church, Rev Grimm, pastor one good public school, taught by West Plain's own product, educated here and as well as read, finished in Macon, Mo , in the person of Miss Lois Thomas The Mt Olive Baptist church is doing fine under the leadership of its great pastor Despite the down-pour of rain, wind and stormy winds last Sunday, services were very good Miss Thomas, the superintendent of the Sunday school, had a fine session of it with 34 scholars in school as its regular roll B Y P U was good with Mrs Minnie Jones at president The sections of the Union are doing great things since its organization by our pastor He preaches strong sermons at all times, full of power and instructions Mrs Emma Lewis, the wife of Rev Lewis, has arrived from Kansas City to be with him, and us, to assist him in his church work We are very much impressed with her and glad to welcome her here 6 yrs Chief Surgeon in Utopia Hospital DR W L HAYWOOD SURGERY Phones M 1524 Office W 0731 Post Graduate Cour e In Surgery at Freedman Hospital, Washington, D C Belleview Hospital, New York City Now Surgeon, Great Western Hospital Oklahoma City Office 31J Mi E 2nd Oklahoma BARTLESVILLE NEWS Mr and Mrs Henry Morrison 'and family returned from Paola this week, where they attended the funeral of Mrs Morrison's sister, Miss Daisy A, Peak Miss Peak had many friends in Bartlesville, who were sorry to learn of her death Mrs Lula Washington is somewhat indisposed Mr E H Manning is ill Presiding Elder J A Johnson was in the city, Sunday, holding his second quarterly conference Mr J H Porter is ill Mrs Martha Williams, who has been on the sick list for some time, is reported better Mother Back is sick at her home at Tuxedeo Mrs Veal, where he stops Mrs W W Graham, who was thought to be on the mend, has slightly relapsed and is quite ill at this report We sadly regret this state of affairs Ruby Mae Yancey, Clearkus Fen- ner and Laura Belcher were the little tots who won special mention for solos and duets at the high school for whites and will be given special mention in the weekly issues of the High School Quill some weeks to come They are very bright pupils PERRY HERALD ADA NEWS Sunday being our regular pastoral day, Philemon Baptist Sunday school had good attendance Rev T H Mundine was at his post and preached a glorious sermon in the morning, followed by another of the same degree at night The infant child of Mrs Scott died Sunday night and was buried Monday Mrs Scott has our sympathy BRISTOW NEWS Sunday school and church was well attended Sunday Rev Franklin did not come to his church, Sunday, because of the meeting in Muskogee Mrs Hood of Bristow, went to Oklahoma City, Thursday, where she will spend a few days Miss M Green is visiting In Bris- tow this week Mr A French has returned from a two weeks visit M r Flater, Mr Adad and Mrs Brown are much better this week Mr N L Young of this city, made a business trip to Oklahoma City, Friday Miss P Smith is on the sick list this week EtilD DOTS Weather windy and unfavorable school fine Miss Priscilla Baker of the Senior class of Booker Washington High, school, has returned from a business trip to her old home at Rush Springs, Okla where she went to look after her oil leases and drilling for oil ton her farm The B Y P U at Grayson church is flourishing and is being largely attended each Sabbath Every department of the church is flourishing and the good pastor is all smiles Rev G W Woods preached at Grayson Baptist church Sunday morning to a large and very appreciative audience, both morning and evening He is indeed a God-sent man Mr E D Price, our city superintendent of schools, paid us a visit to B W H S last Wednesday and invited the pupils to come up and sing for the white High school Thursday morning The invitation was accepted, the engagement filled, and there has been much favorable comment from white people throughout the city ever since They took the school by storm The world famous Williams Jubilee Singers sang in Enid on last Monday night, the 20th inst , and all who heard them were delighted with their sweet music The crowd was small hut we hope to learn to support our race talent better in the future The A M E church is flourishing, and Mrs Backstrom is leading a drive for members to the colored branch of the W C T U Mrs Backstrom is a cultured Christian lady and much loved by all in this city So the work is bound to go The Rev D D Jones of Chickasha State B Y P U Missionary, is now in our city He preached and lectured to us at Grayson church Sunday and Sunday night, and at B W High school Monday Rev Jones made a hit in Enid because we all like his good hard, horse sense and practical religion He preaches sound doctrine The Rev L W Walker, pastor of ' the First Baptist church, is confined to his bed at the home of Mr and This week has been one of social entertainments with the teachers and pupils of Blaine school Quite an elaborate affair was given Tuesday evening by the members of the eighth grade The guests present were Mr B C Hamilton, Miss F Willis, Prof, and Mrs Hamilton Brick cream and cookies and chocolate were served Mr B C Hamilton of Rosebud, Texas, isgpisiting Prof, and Mrs Hamilton The 7th grade of Blaine school entertained the teachers and pupils of the higher grades, Friday evening The affair was one of enjoyment for all present The young people of Perry are realizing tljp value of higher social and moral entertainments for the moral advancement of the community Sunday school at the Prospect church was well attended Rev Wilson was a pleasant visitor at the Sunday school and church services Many interesting programs will be had this week in celebrating Health Week, which begins April 2 and ends April 8th We are sorry to announce that Mr Cross is confined to his room, being very ill this week We hope he will soon be out again Services at the A M E church were good Rev Davis, the pastor, has returned from Ponca City, where he ran a revival Services at the C M E church were good and well attended The Blaine school ball club will give an entertainment at the school building Friday night to raise funds to pay for their ball outfits which were purchased this week Come out and encourage your boys Mrs C T Taliaferro went to Tulsa on official business STILLWATER NEWS Stillwater and vicinity are getting many copious showers during these early spring days The farmers and truckers are very much pleased to have this wet season because it has been so dry heretofore There are several of the citizens here who have been taking vacation from the farm for several years and who have struck the trail back to the farm Among them may be mentioned Mr George Thomas, who has gone into real fanning He is stressing the use of garden and poultry to the farmers He has a fine cow and calf and a registered pig Mr Thomas is going to demonstrate a real scientific method of farming by taking the occupation up in its entirety He spent Saturday evening and a portion of Sunday in town with wife who will join him in the undertaking later Mr L Carter may be mentioned also He has moved everything out on his farm, from wife on down, or from his cur dog up He too, has caught the 20th century idea of real farming and has taken the work in hand to carry out same The community sees a span of fine young mules owned by 'Son Murray We believe another ex-farmer has caught the farm vision, and before many more days will be found on the trail that leadeth back to the farm We wish them all much luck The Washington school had another star week The spring fever has not come into the ranks of the student body as yet They avowed that they won't be victims of such a disease The school closed the week with a spelling bee which was very interesting Miss Ruth Cook of the 7th grade, spelled all down The test was applied to her For several minutes alone she stood, spelling everw word called Eventually she miss- spelled the word shriek She has been the last to sit down all the session thus far The Sunday school is being well attended and the girls of the school, under the supervision of Mr W F Cook, Sr , aer taking right hold of the work The Inspiration Hour at the school house was hindered by rain The topic for the days was A Fair Chance to All We were so sorry it rained, for so many were anxious to discuss this subject Brother Freeman had planned to be with us We hopp he will come again night to a very large audience Collection The Dunbar Teachers' Federation which convened at the Booker High school, March 31 and April 1, was very well attended, there being several teachers of the surroounding counties in attendance Prof J R White, the great president of this federation, is to be commended for the interest he is taking in this organization and working to make it a success The program rendered by the Booker High school students was considered a fine one, and was enjoyed by all present Prof L W Smith and his noble assistant are to be congratulated for their untiring efforts to make this meeting a success The following teachers attended the meeting Prof J R White, president, Pauls Valley Mrs B M Bruce, Blanchard, Okla Miss Ocie L Reed, Cole Rev B F Smith, Wynnewood and Prof Smith and Mrs Hamilton of this place Dr A Baxter Whitby of the Capitol, spent Friday in Purcell on business Mr Clarence Givens of Cole, Okla , spent the week-end in Purcell visiting friends and relatives Mrs Minnie Holt and Mrs May Perkins and little daughter, Estella May, spent Monday and Tuesday in the Capitol, visiting relatives Mrs Missie Christian of Bonham, Texas, spent a few days in Purcell last week on business, and incidentally visiting old friends Mr Clarence Daniels of Cole, Okla , was a Purcell visitor Tuesday of last week Mrs John Henry and son John Jr , spent the week-end in the Capitol visiting friends and relatives Mr A R Henry spent the week end in the Capitol on business Mr W M McDonald of Kansas City, Mo , was called to the bedside of his mother, Mrs Cora Biggins, who has been seriously sick Mrs Latfra Taylor of Pauls Valley, Okla , stopped off a few hour3 in Purcell tb visit her cousin, Mrs Cora Readis Mrs Taylor was enroute to Ada on important business Mrs Joe Jefferson spent Sunday in the Capitol visiting friends Rev Davis of Pauls Valley, Okla , was in Purcell, Saturday, visiting old friends and renewing acquaintances Rev Davis was enroute to Ada, Okla , to fill an appointment at that place Don't forget to see Master James Readis for your Black Dispatch every Friday evening CHOTEAU ITEMS The weather has been very disagreeable this week but many were seen on the road to the city Saturday Sunday school and B Y P U were reported good 11 o'clock services were fine Rev Hayes of Wagoner, broka for us the bread of life Miss Creoia Harlin returned home Saturday atter a week visit in Eu- faula, Okla Mrs Lula Foster and Mrs Myrtle Vann were the guests of Mrs Fannie Vann, Sunday Miss Earnestine Harlin has returned home from a month's visit at Ft Gibson, Okla Mrs Matilda Markham was the guest of Mrs Patsy Jenkins, recently The B Y P U is booming Money raised Sunday evening was 5 57 The Willing and Ready section was in the lead, raising 2 50 -o come over in Macedonia and help us WYNNEWOOD NEWS Prof, and Mrs J R White of Pauls Valley, were down Sunday to see Dr Clark Mrs Hattie Clark, one of the city teachers, is very ill this week Mr Cap Carson is visiting his mother, Mrs Sarah Carson, this week Dr Clark was called to the Rober- son oil field last Friday to see Mrs Lula Newberry, who is very sick Services were good at the First Baptist church, Sunday Rev B E Givens was in the spirit as usual Collection, 33 25, from all sources Rev Givens had his church divided into clubs and they are all doing good work for the Master Club No 1, True and Tried, met at the home of Mrs A D Wallace last Friday evening at 3 30 and had a good time A two-course luncheon was served All enjoyed themselves The Willing Workers club met at the home of Mrs Mable Hervey, Mar 27 at 3 o'clock The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs A E Edmonson Praise service was conducted by Mrs L Goodwin roll was called and payment of dues Then the lesson was discussed by Bro Oliver Mrs Henry then served us a delicious repast of which we all enjoyed On Saturday night, April 1, the club gave a two hour entertainment, clearing the amount of 5 01 The honor roll for the month of March, on account of bad weather was cut down The names follow Estell Mays, Earnest Mays, Hattie Eliza Mays, Timothy Smith and Coy Johnson SULPHUR NEWS We are having some rainy weather this week Rev Whitaker filled the pulpit at Lawson Chaped M E Church for the Rev W F Smith, Sunday Mr Will Johnson of Gainesville, Texas, visited Sulphur last week Mr I R Lackney left Sunday for Ardmore, Okla Mrs R W Johnson spent the weekend in Davis We are planning to have a cantata for Easter at the M E church The B Y P U met at the usual hour Sunday afternoon 1 he Dunbar Grammar school is in a contest with the other city schools in having perfect attenadnce, good conduct and a well kept school We know that it will rank among the first Mr Dillard Perry spent Saturday and Sunday in Davis CHANUTE, KANS ITEMS The Dunbar Literary club met at the A M E church and rendered a good program They had a debate between Mr Curtis Goodseal and Mr Elmer Brunner subject Which were the greatest leader Joshua or Moses The negative won in the debate, and got 49 points in favor of Mr Good- seal The affirmative got 43 points The rally at the New Hope Baptist church was a great success They raised in the ral'y four hundred and sixteen dollars Pastor, Rev A L Branch The Ladies Home Mission circle will be entertained at the residence of Mrs Henry Taylor, Thursday evening at 3 o'clock Mr and Mrs W H Allen and mother, and Mr and Mrs Williams, motored to Coffeyville, Kans , and Lenapah, Okla , Sunday morning, and report a very pleasant trip The sewing circle of the A M E church had a great success with their dinner, Friday They raised 7 00 j The pocket party and drill was a success, the 31st of March The Mis- I sionary ladies raised 30 Very splendid remarks were made by the pas' tor, Rev A L Branch POTEAU NEWS MAss Novella Evans is very dutiful to the Mt Calvary Baptist Sunday school We hope that others will do likewise Rev Geo McGee of Spiro, passed through the city last week on his way to do pastoral work Miss S B Cooper is greatly missed from the Baptist Sunday school and B Y P U Mrs A Sewell was called to Calhoun to the bedside of her brother, Mr A Hawkins SAPULPA CHIPS PURCELL NEWS Sunday April 2 being pastoral day church and Sunday school were well attended at the First Baptist church Rev H E Darrington, our great pastor was at his best Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and we can certainly say j that we had a great sermon while Rev Momon of Beaumont, Texas, , preached a wonderful sermon Sunday Tuesday night a tea party was given at the home of Mrs Beatrice Taylor, 203 N Gore street The lunch consisted of sandwiches, ice cream and cake The affair was given under the management of Club No 3 of the B Y P U Mrs Lula Capers, wife of Dr A C Capers, left Thursday for her home at Shreveport, La Her 'isit in Sapulpa has been very enjoyable She made many friends while here Come again, sister Capers You will always be welcome Friday night was business meeting night for the Mt Olive Baptist church and according to the reports that came in from all of the auxiliaries for the first quarter showed that in the midst of the hard times and scarcity of money the church is yet in a prosperous condition Sunday, despite the rain, the services were good all day The B Y P U met at 3 o'clock to end their three months rally and contest, which totaled 462 76 The Young Men's club, No 1, took the banner, having raised during the quarter, 112 00 Club No 3 took 2nd banner, having raised 76 during the quarter Club No 2 took 3rd banner Their collection for the quarter, was very inspiring A great program was rendered by all the clubs Club No 5 got the honor of playing the best part in the program The total cash collection for the day was 314 76 ANADARKO NEWS The literary program given Friday evening March 31, at Lincoln schooi, will be long remembered by the people of Anadarko The children seem to never tire of telling what a delightful evening was spent The program was given by one of the teachers of this school, Mrs Hortense Fields-Jones We are sure no small degree of time was used by Mrs Jones in getting the children so perfectly trained Mrs Jones said in her remarks that should she fail to please her listeners, bear in mind this quotation I have certainly tried Rev Anderson made a splendid address The evening was enjoyed by everyone PAWNEE NEWS Miss George T Dickens, a member of the Freshman class, substituted in the primary department during the absence of Miss Evelyn Wallace, Monday The Christian nEdeavor of the A M E church, entertained with an apron and tie social Friday night An 'nteresting program was rendered before the selling of the ties A neat sum was realized and the young people enjoyed a deal of laughter Soletta Cooksey made a trip to Tulsa this week visiting her aunt, Mrs Nannie Smith also to receive medical attention Master Wilburn Elston is the new Black Dispatch agent Be sure to encourage the young fellow by taking a paper as well as being a booster for race enterprise Creoia Austin, one of the pupils of the primary room, has been very ill but we are glad to report her improved at this writing Mr Albert Shook, Miss Evelyn Wallace and Mrs G H Moreland were in attendance at the Buffalo theatre, Friday night to see Threasure Island which was a very educational picture The advanced students from all the schools also availed themselves of this chance Rev Netherlands of Tulsa, who pastors the Baptist church here, preached two able sermons to a large congregation here Sunday The customers of Mrs Cassie Dickens, one of our leading dress makers, are keeping her very busy these days getting ready for Easter Mrs Dickens also sews for some of the leading white homes of the city Little Jackie D Cooksey and Mrs Bruce Miller were on the sick list the past week ENID DOTS CHICKASHA CHIPS NEWS FROM KONOWA We are having lots of rain in this section of the state Some of the farmers have planted corn and some of it is coming up We are glad to say that Mrs Annie Barkus, who has been ill for several weeks, is getting some better She has been in Oklahoma City in the hospital for two weeks and is expected to go back before the 15th o the month Mrs Joanna Franklin, who has been in Wagoner for some time with her sister, has returned home again We had a great time in Sunday school at the Bethlehem Baptist church, Sunday, April 2 Prayer services were also good , In spite of rainy weather, services were well attended at all churches Rev C A Hamilton of Oklahoma City, filled the rostrum at 11 a m He preached from Matt 8 4 Night services were well attended All hearts were made to rejoice All the churches of this city are preparing for Easter A large program will be rendered at each church by the children The rain was not an excuse to the proud members of St Paul A M E church Sunday school was well attended and all classes present At 3 p m general class meeting a number came through the rain 5 p m , Allen C E League held a nice session The president was on hand 7 30 p m , song service 7 30 p m , preaching by the pastor Tuesday night a great storm blew up the C M E parsonage to the music, When the saints go marching in When the surprise was over the dining table was piled up with eatables and some choice literature Rev White and wife were all smiles The Church of the Living God closed a very successful meeting last night Evangelist E M Dickerson of Oklahoma City, assisted in the meeting Four souls were added to the church in the person of Mr Eera Brown, Mrs Pearl Asburry and Mrs L C Dick- erson of Oklahoma City, came over Sunday to be in the meeting Our Sunday school is progressing nicely i under the leadership of their superintendent, Bro A R Brown Sunday was a high day at the Macedonia Baptist church Sunday school was well attended At 11 a m Rev E W Whitfield preached a glorious sermon from Mark 3 3-5 One person joined the church The B Y P U is improving The president has gained new courage The Women's H M S j is yet alive The Starlight band is I advertised from time to time by the instructor, Mrs Whitfield Rev J L Lewis of Muskogee, Oklahoma arrived this morning to be engaged in a 10-day battle against Satan and his army, together with Pastor Whitfield and the good people of the town Everybody is invited Services were good at all churches j last Sunday, Anril 2 and Sunday i schools large and flourishing Miss Evelyn Osborne, a beautiful young debutant of the Junior class, in Hennessey High school, spent Sunday in the city as the guest of her cousin, Miss Eunice Kennar of the Booker Wash'ngton High school The Booker Washington High school boys, though all young and small, held the Enid Tigers hotly to it in a real hard fought game of base ball last Friday and the Tigers are all old seasoned men who have played for years, some of them ex-league team The various clubs of the churches are giving entertainments and some real church improvements to be ex- Ipected soon The Senior class of Hennessey High school rendered a most excellent pro- i ram at the Grayson Baptist church last Friday night Subject of the play, A Scheme that Failed and many very pretty musical selections were rendered by the Hennessey band, a most splendid musical organization of 3 months existence and practice Mr and Mrs Riley Moore and Mrs Mary Slaten went to Wichita to the burial of Mrs Zora Thomas, daughter of Mr and Mrs Moore, and sister of Mrs Slaten School is doing nicely and the tests begin Tuesday, and are to run the rest of the week We trust all will pass and go over the top, though few children take earnestl yto their tasks, men The High school lads are known as the B W, H S Black Cats, but they made the Tigers, Enid's former Mastiffs, think they were matched with a bunch of Bear Cats up until the end of the 6th inning Here the little boys got cheated by mistake and the Tigers caught up, but the game ended 22-20 in favor of the Tigers This was the first game of the season for the High school boys FREDERICK SPARKS Owing to the inclement weather, services were not well attended Sunday Rev Hill was present with us and preached noble sermons day and night Many were out Sunday night to show respect to their new pastor We were very glad to hear Rev Hill state that he would accept the call and would do his best to lead them as God would have them go Rev Ashley, pastor of the Goodwill Baptist church and many of his members, were present with the St John church, Sunday night Sunday, at 2 30 p m , a large crowd witnessed some good sayings from an M E evangelist at the Boyd school house Rev Clark left town Saturday morning for Clinton, Okla , where he is pastoring Mrs E jones and sister left Thursday for Duncan, Okla Mrs Polly Sims is on the sick list but at this report is resting fine Mr Allen Sims, the son of Mrs Sims who was attending the Baptist college at Muskogee, Okla , arrived home this morning MULDROW, OKLA Sunday was a high day in Zion Pastor Henry was at his best and preached a glorious sermon Sunday school and B Y P U are holding their own The social committee entertained the B Y P U and frienda March 27 All reported a good time The program committee deserves much credit for their work Mrs Alice Clark is conductor EARLSBORO NEWS In spite of the cloudy weather Sunday school was well attended at New Hope Mr Claud Odem returned from Oklahoma City, Friday Mr W A Crump of Wewoka, was a visitor in Earlsboro, Sunday Mr F B Wlalker is still on the sick list Rev Greer of Oklahoma City, was at his post Sunday at the A 1 1 E church and preached a soul stirring sermon Quite a crowd was out to hear him While Mr Joe M Brock was at the hospital in New Mexico, the stork vis ted his home and brought a big, bouncing boy Mother and baby are doing fine The little infant of Mr and Mrs Walter Hood died Friday evening, March 31, und was buried Saturday April 1 Mr Jack Blunt and family are preparing to move to the country to iarm GRANDFIELD NEWS Sunday school and B Y P U were well attended unday at their usual hours, but the morning services were defeated on account of rain The services at night were well attended Rev H W Wallace delivered a strong sermon Those on the sick list are Mrs E D The mas and Rev B M Eggleton Se9 Mrs B M Eggleton for the Black Dispatch ARDMORE NEWS Mrs Ira Booker of 808 E Broadway, entertained with a stag birthday luncheon in honor of her husband A delicious five-course luncheon was served to the following guests Messrs John Henry Whaley, Odell Gray, Ora Freeman, Robert C Craft, Jonas Epps, Gilbert Alexander, Garvall H Booker, Ira Brooks The evening was spent in whist Mrs Booker was assisted by Mesdames J H Whaley and Odell Gray All departed at 11 30 wishing Mr Booker many more happy birthdays Mrs Earl Roberson of Oklahoma City, is the guest of her father, Mr George Roberson Mrs Georgia May Smith, who has been on the sick list, is able to be out again Mrs Sophia Standford, who has been the guest of her uncle, Mr Willis Walker, for the past two weeks, has returned to her home in Albany, Tex Mrs Parlee Moore of Wichita, Kansas, is the guest of Mrs Eva McKinney Miss E M Watrous is ill at this report Mr Govenor Cook is home after spending several months in Chicago, 111 Mr Cook is a student of Douglas High school here We are glad to have him home again Miss Exzetta Walker, who has been on the sick list for the past two weeks, was overjoyed at receiving a beautiful box of carnations, presented by the Y W A of First Baptist church Miss Dorothy Williams is ill at this writing and her many friends wish her a speedy recovery The Juniors and Seniors of Douglas High, entertained a host of friends with a masquerade party at the resi- i dence of Miss Alma Crisp See W T Warren for the Black Dispatch

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