The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 15, 1942
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WOMEN (Ml VOTE Women selves Com#eten> in i formerly Held by Men} Hence New Ruling #fnen, kpssuth cbuiifiy 'farmers Who are ptirt'dl^atina! in the AAA attend 'meetings Friday night, Sep* tember 18, to <5leit officers for the coming year, they Will be accompanied by their wive* who will also cast their vote in the best interests of administration Of the program This is a new,•; amendment being added to the articles of association, 'Robert M. Loss, coun ty chalrm&tt. Farmer and Wife EllRlWo "The Articles of Association are being amended to provide that the wife of any person otherwise eligible . to vote and hold office is also eligible to vote and hold office," Mn Loss .said. This means that if an eligible farmer and his Wife Sigh an N'CRiTOS both are* eligible' to vote, and to hold community and county offices. "Fred Wallace, chief of the AAA, states that, In view of the-.present shortages and an anticipated considerably greater shortage of manpower due to the war,- serious consideration should be given to women helping administer .the AAA program. Women today 'are proving themselves competent In many urban positions formerly held by men and we think this does and will .apply equally to .farm women" Elect Men and Women '"BBls year's AAA program where a maximum of certain products and a minimum of others must be produced with less manpower anc machinery will require the'election of the most efficient and experienced men and women In your community," said Mr. Loss. "If necessary, we urge> that officers of this type be drafted, even at a persona! sacrifice-to head agriculture's supreme effort i n the fight for freedom." Auto Fatalities in Iowa Reach 42 in July According'to a report received by Chief of Police Art. Moulds, there were 42 persons- killed in auto Oc- cidents In Iowa during July. O; these 11 were drivers, 16 were pedestrians and 15 were passengers Twenty-six victims Were men, .! women and 8 children between the ages of, 2 an'd 12, in other words J were housewives and mothers am eight children. The fatalities' for July, 1941 were,38, so the automobile .killed 4 less last year. Leo Aman, Algona, Now Marine Guard i -Enlisting in.» th* .navy last January Leo Aman,. Algona, was <•• assigned as a guard in.the merchant marine. When on duty he Is the gun captain of a gun Ofew. While he is not permitted to speak of the activities of the armed guards with the merchant marine he did say that he had seen-a lot of.ocean al-' ready and that he had made •• (many trips back and forth to and from points on the Atlantic. He was here several- weeks • • on leave and visiting with his uncle and aunt Mr.' arid Mrs. Henry Aman, city. His group operates, 'out of Brooklyn, New. York. ' MARKETS HOGS Heavy 'butchers,' 180-200- $13,40 Heavy butchers, 200-240 13.60 Heavy ibutchers, 240-270 J3.40 Fucking sows, 370-390 ,.,.... J340 Pack ng sows, 3«MOO 18,00 Packing sows. <HXM60 12,00 and -eutters ..,....|4.gQ Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1942 8 Pages VOL. 71.—NO. 87 LOCAL CHURCH OBSERVES 85TH YEAR Major Paul Hutchins To Washington, D* C. Having gone all the way from a cadet In the Senior Reserve .Officers Training Corps, Paul ,C. Hutchins, son- of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hutchins, Algona, was commissioned a major on April 11, 1942. As a captain in the Field Artillery Reserve he was ordered to active duty on July B, 1941, arid reported at Chaunte Field, Illinois, and on September 11; last year; he was re-assigned to Tiilsa, Oklahoma. There he was acting, assistant chief of staff, until April, 1942, when he was sent to Knollwood Field, North Carolina. After receiving his commission: as major he was assigned, on June 1, to Washington, D. C,, where he is now serving as assistant chief of {he technical diason section at headquarters of the army air forces. Since 1932 when he graduated from Ames he has been active irt the R. O. T. C. in various branches throughout the years until his call to active service in July, 1841. He Was principal of. the Gilmore City, Iowa, high school four years up to 1936 and since that time, has been connected with the Trane Company in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, two years and up'to 1941'was engineering manager for the company at Altopna,'Pa, , , ' .. TEACHERS HERE MONDAY, SEPT. 21 Three Counties, Palo Alto, Emmett and Kossuth to Hold Biennial Institute 650 to Register It' is estimated that between 650 and 700 teachers will attend the biennial teachers' Institute, ti/ be held here Monday. September 25, at the local high school'. The superintendents of vEmrhet' v Ko'ssuth anc Palo Alto; counties are sponsoring the-Institute; cooperation v wlth Jesste Mi Parker, a ( tate'superintend- ent,< A faculty made': of leading educators in Iowa, numbering sixteen, will-be- In .(jharge. ':';';' Exte«idv« ^Prognini '" Registration' will' .begirt*, at 8:30 Monday morning. Elementary, and rural teachers will,convene Irt the high school auditorium 'While secondary teachers will meet at the Congregational ehurchu- Dr. Ernest Horn, S. U. I., will address the group in tile auditorium while Robert Kazmayer, news commentator,, of New York City,, will speak to the group at the ohurch. At 9:45 various demonstrations and discussions, will be given at the high school auditorium until 11:16. From then until 12:00 a general session WiU be held with Dr. Horn' the speaker. : Junior Red CflOBs (Following the noon lunch, from 1:»0 tUH 1:30 at the auditorium EJ, R. Jensen,, field representative for the Junior Red Cross, will address the' group. From 1:30 till 3:00 will constitute the program and from 8,:00 t>ll 4;QQ a general session with ftpbert Kazmayer the speaker, ' . Wght Public Meeting Jg the high school auditorium at 8;00 o'cjppk a fl$jito meeting will be : he!d/. 'Pits .session will be addressed on the subject of school code revision by Joseph H. Andei- son, member of the Jowa School Cjpde Commission, His subject will t,»M«w7j,., Revise Jhe Iowa School ~ ' address w4» close .tyWltf Threa "Muskies" *T^S*™ " ,j'"***"'*>*,"*! a»4 Mrs, L, E. Wnw» Township and County A A A Will Elect Of f icer s Kossuth. county farmers will hold meetings Friday evening, September 18, at 8:00 p, m., to elect township committeemen to administer the 1943 farm program and direct agriculture's vital war production effort. Farmers will elect a delegate and alternate delegate to the county convention 1 ,. a township chairman, two township committeemen, and two alternates. Because of the big war-time job ahead for agriculture in 1943, th ahead for agriculture in 1943; the election of competent, representative committeemen is more Important this year than ever before. County Meet Saturday Delegates to the county convention, called for Saturday, September 19 at 10 a. m. at the Legion hall in Algona, will elect a county chairman, vice chairman, regular member of the committee, and two alternates. Township meetings will be held Friday evening at 8:00 p. m. and the following places have .been designated for each township: Buffalo ...,....,...Titonka Legion hall Burt Lone Rock Hall Cresco Vipond School Eagle Center School No. 2 Fenton Center School Garfleld Center School German Center School Grant Consolidated School Greenwood ..Bancroft Public school Harrison Swea City Legion hall Hebron Center School Irvington Center School Lincoln ; Center School Ledyard .....JLakota City Hall Lotts Creek Center School LuVerne Center School Plum Creek Center School Portland Center School Prairie ....Wermersen School No. 8 Ramsey .Bancroft Public school Riverdale District No. 6 Seneca Seneca Consl. School Sherman „...Center School Springfield ....Ledyard Cons, school Swea .Community Hall Union ;.. Center School Wesley Center School Whlttemore ..^.....Whittemore Acad. Elections Important Triple-A elections of county and community committeemen for the year 1943 are the most important since the inauguration of the farm program, Every farmer is urged to attend his community election meeting and exercise that democratic right for which our boys are fighting. LIEUT. EARL URCH REPORTED DEAD IN CANAL ZONE Parents Former Kossuth Pioneer Residents; Deceased Attended School Here in Twenties Irvington: Word has been received here of the death of Earl Urch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Urch of West Concord, Minn., and grandson of L. T. Griffin now of the same pace. The .Urchs received the notice from the government that his death occurred on .Sept. -3 and it seems a very strange coincidence as he had written, a ^letter to his parents dated Sept. 2 and did not men; tion an illness. Earl was a graduate of the University of Minnesota in the department of. dentistry and some time ago had enlisted in the armed forces and was stationed at Port Cody-'in the Panama Canal Zone. He was in his early thirties and had j>racticed : 'his profession at ' Rochester,. N.: ,Y., before entering the service. His parents had wired to have the,ibody .sent home .but so far had received no reports from the', government other than the death notice. . Earl was a nephew of MrY.^and; Mrs. Pau Black and <Mr.- and Mrs; Leslie Jenkins of 'this community. • Lieutenant Urch was a son 01 Mr.' and Mrs. 'Albert Urch, and they were KossUth -residents foi .many years before moving:, to Weal Concord, Minn'.- The husband and father died in 1918 and Mrs. Urch moved back to. Kossuth county, making her home in Algona. .' The family lived here about five yean during which time Earl finished his freshman year. After finishing his schooling he followed farming •for several years and then took dentistry in the University of Minnesota. • He practiced dentistry in Rochester, N. Y., and enlisted in the army last year. He had been stationed in the Panama Canal Zone the past year. BANCROFT LIONS BEAT ALL-STARS 2-1 ON SUNDAY Johnson, Algona Pitcher, Allows Lions But One Hit; Error Costly in Defeat : One of the finest pitching duels seen this year in these parts, was witnessed at Bancroft last Sunday between Vic Johnson of Algona, pitching for the league "All-Stars, and Schneider, Bancroft Lions, w^icb was won by the 'Lions 1 to 0, (Johnson, ackf of the AUronft Grays this summer bad the best of the argument aHowing just one hit, of the scratch variety. ,. ,JB' Jpne ru a waj? scored ip the first inning without a hit through a $ojtly eifcw a** tt>? All Sfaw , . » serohtoce of ft Wt hth *»!««*»», A, 71 Motorists Are Summoned In Traffic Drive Friday night the police department and the State Highway Patrol held a "stop and visit" party In the intersection of State, and Jones streets and from 8 o'clock ti'l 9:30 more than 20o motorists were stopped and asked as to their driving licenses^ the 'lights, and condition of minor equipment. Out of more than 200 motorists stopped warning cards and summons were issued to around 71 drivers Where lights needed attention or minor adjustments be made or. 1 , in' case the driver didn't have a license at hand, the driver..was given a card and upon repairs having ibeen attended to the O. K. marked on the card by the garage people, or the license being brought from home, the summons directed the driver to report to the justice court of C. H. Ostwinkle. Three Are lined , Out of the 71 warnings and summons issued three were assessed fines. Mary Meyers, Algona, drove a car without proper .registration, windshield wipers were Inoperative and no rear red light. She was fined $10 and costs; 1 with $7 suspended. Walter Rich, Burt, was operating his car on a Minnesota license an'd was assessed $25 and costs with $15 suspended.- H. C. •Baxter of Council Bluffs had no driver's license and that cost-him $25 and costs with $15 suspended. •Up to yesterday Justice Ostwin- kle had been called upon by 19 of the bearers of cards 11 of them having had their lights attended to and 8 of them producing their drivers' licenses. D. L, MCDONALD LEAVES TO JOIN U.S.AIR FORCE D.- L. McDonald spent! Tuesday/ and Wednesday in' Algona Winding up his business affairs before leaving for Miami, (Florida, where he will take a six weeks' renovating course and become a member of the Intelligence Division of the U. S. Air Force. The McPonalds have moved to Wilmar, Minnesota, where they have rented an apartment and'the children are in 'school. < Mrs. McDonald returned Saturday from Rochester, Minn., where ahe had been a patient at one of the hos-i pltals for several weeks, and is recovering nicely. Mr. McDonald will leave September 19 for bis new duties, stopping enroute in Washington, P. C., for a couple days. Puring the first World War Mr McDonald held a first lieutenant's commission in the 90th Arrow Squadron a day bombing squadron which had most of its activity where the R. A. F. is now pounding—near Qolpgne, Mannheim, .etc., "Dud^ was forced down behind the German 'lines and held prisoner by the Gferman* for four months, spend.- ing the time at Cpblenz, Rastatt and Vfllengfn- He also spent gpzne time hj the old sastle in Bavarja. frem wfefch we of the ' KOSSUTH 4-H TEAM CHAMPIONS DAIRY DEMONSTRATION The champion Iowa 4-H dairy demonstration team award was won t>y the Kossuth team entered at the Water^o Dairy Cattle Congress a Waterloo last week. By placing first at Waterloo the team wins a trip to the National C.'ub Congress In Chicago and at the congress will represent Iowa In the national contest, In competition with the teams for other states. (Members of the Kossuth team were Robert Mayer and Wayne Barr with Floyd Bode as their leader and coach, all from Algona, The demonstration subject was 'Feeding Dairy Cows." . . JAYCEE'S SCRAP DRIVE OFF TO FINE START MONDAY Following the "kick-off" breakfast Monday morning more than 50 men, members of the Jaycees, Rotary and Kiwanls clubs, started a survey of the city in search for scrap iron and rubber. Cards were issued to the workers and systematic contacts were made immediately over the city and the survey will easily be completed by Wednesday night. Citizens who donate or sell their scrap iron or rubber are ask- "e'd'td plac'e it in easy reach for collectors who will cover the town next Monday. Trucks will carry scales and the poundage figured upon pick-up and settlement made for the salvage. Chairman Pleased Salvage Chairman Phil Kohlhaas is pleased with the activities of the Jaycees in their drive. He said Monday that appearances indicated that the drive would net every pound of iron and rubber in the city. He has had a communication from Donald Nelson, Washington, in which it was stated that if peope didn't care to sell, donate or deliver their scrap iron anc rubber, .ihe government, .would r take do!tha,t : joij in order tha 'every.'bit of Scrap .iron, and rubber might be collected. The need for the salvage is becoming.'niore pronounced every day, Mr. Nelson's letter stated. First Aid Instructor Course Given Here Sepember21 to 25 Directed by Herman Arrasmith representative from the Red Cross office in St. Louis, a first aid instructor course wil be given here September 21 to 25, inclusive. The course will be given in one of the local school buldings and there wii ibe no charge. Those persons who have had standard and advanced first aid may enroll and upon completion are certified to teach first aid. Anyone interested.. in enrolling should contact Miss Delia FrankI, .'."-• Whittemore Boy Critically Injured In Louisiana Camp Whittempre, received * telegram from wray lie«dqiwrtor» at Lees-ville, LouMwna, Swfegr ftfter* noon teUing «f the erittoU ta- Jwy of their COR, Corponrf Btt- KILUEO BY TRAIN Civilian Def ems T*W* »* ^r * ^w?F*^ig| w^^^PW%S^iP v '' In Black-Chit Tftqtic* real estate business in AJgona. since $& Ateyfflft from Burt £?$) ypQfQ $ff&* y«W that the Ljons had hobbled in this manner. ^WBW'if'WW 59T HMMK RP3P9*SPT W * W ^ftm ffMB^F* „,.- --j .. In Idaho H Boys Join Jfovy MRS. JAS. GODDEN DIES AT KOSSUTH HOSPITAL SUNDAY Had Been HI Some Time; Was Former Resident of Burt; Survived by Husband and 2 Children (Following an illness extending over the past month, Mrs. James J. Godden, city, was removed to the Kossuth hospital for treatment Saturday bi^t she passed away early Sunday. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday alfternoon at two o'clock in charge of Rev. 'C. C. Richardson and burial' will be .in the Burt cemetery. In County Many Years (Born Effie Ruth Sutherland In Guthrie county, April 18, 1882, she "came with her parents to Ledyard when a girl and on January 31, 1903, was united in marriage to James Joseph Godden at Burt. To this union were born a son and daughter, J. W. Godden, Jacksonville, Florida, and Mrs. George Weiden, Algonaj Her husband and these two survive as does a sister, Mrs. W. A. Thorson and two brothers, C. I. Sutherland, Van Hook, N. D., and F. L. Sutherland, Glf'n- dale, California. Mr. and Mrs. Godden had lived in Algona since 1920. Swea City Man Is Fined $50 For Lewdness Appearing' before Judge Still man Saturday John Oftedahl, Swea City, plead' guilty to a charge if lewdness brought by Dr. A. Meunier, osteopath, also of Swea City Judge Stillman fined Oftedahl $50 which he paid. According to the petition on file in the clerk's office, Dr. Meunier .brought the charges because of his Wife hav ing associated with Oftedahl. Sher iff Art Cogley arrested Oftedah on a farm near Grand Junction •He"-v/as livingrin "a-'tenant-hous where employed and Mrs: Meunie was said to be keeping house fo: him. . The Meuniers were residents o: Swea City some years past but hac lived in Minnesota for some time returning to Swea City within the past year. Several years ago Mrs Meunier is alleged to have sued the doctor for a divorce and which action he successfully contested. SCOUT TROOP 31 RE-ORGANIZES IN RECENT SESSION Txjoop Headefl. by Jess Reynolds Has 34 Registered Members; Group Is Active The Boy Scout troop here sponsored by the American Legion, of which Jess Reynolds is the scoutmaster, held'a re-organization meeting, Wednesday, September 9, electing officers and patrol leaders. The troop has a membership of 34 and there is an opening for several additional members, according to Mr, Reynolds. Applicants .for membership in the troop are approved by the scouts before being accepted. The officers and leaders elected are: ... Officers Jess Reynolds scoutmaster; Carroll Johnson, assistant scoutmaster; Irvin Olson, assistant scoutmaster. Patrol Leaders Owl patrol, Jim/'PaUey; bear patrol, Leslie Hill; cobra patrol, Jim Johnston; flying eagle patrol, Clark Phillips. • The assistant patrol leaders are owl patrol, Bobby Padgett; bear patrol, John Fitzpatrick; cobra patrol, Fred Schoby, Jr.; flying eagle patrol, Wm. St. Clair, Jr. Other Officers Other officers of the troop are scribe, Duane 'Reynolds; bugler, George Pollard; quartermaster, Bill Pay, Jr., sergeant-at-arms, Howie Stephenson; librarian, Frank John* ston; musician, Garry Waldron; hike master, Donald French. Members of the sponsoring or- ganisation, Hagg Post NO. 90, American, Legion, are serving as scout «ommitteemen as follows: G. P, Brundage, chairman, Wm. St, Clair, Sr., G^np Scheme), Art Moulds and Harry Godden. Parent* Should Mr, Reynolds suggests that par* its «l»ijW attend, a scout W nreciate tha •r^r-7 -~*=5—^* »*r*f _ ^ _ . _ - , er«^ and parent* are gjv» flrst'haud evidence of the fine * a«4 activities ta which the scouts t«r» «npfed. Especially in which the Spy Presbyterians In Three Day Celebration Event PresbyVerian Cliurah CERTIFICATES TO RED CROSS HOME NURSING CLASSES Thirty-Pour Hours in Course Completed by 34 Algona Women; Teachers Presented Stamps (Following a Red Cross course in home nursing of thirty-four hours conducted during the summer, 35 Algona women have qualified for certificates which will be issued to them next Tuesday afternoon, Sep- temtosr 22 the Bryant school in the school nurse's office. The. teachers of the class were Mrs. Lucille Amunson and Miss Antoinette Bonnstetter, school nurse. The class, in appreciation of the work of theif teachers .presented the latter with -.,..., > a 'liberal (Juota of stamps. --.' Uhe Class Members of the class were Mrs. Ethel Dailey, (Mrs. ; Alice Ridenour, . Mrs. Olive Jacobson, Mrs. Ruth Scholtes, Mrs. Jewel Storm Miss Lucille Black, Miss Dena K. Kohlhaas, Miss Marguerite Dahlhauser, Miss Marcella ThiM, Miss Edith Reynolds, Miss Gladys L. Paulson', 'Miss Eilene Nelson, Miss Dorothy Wiohtendahl, Miss Betty Hutzell, Miss Leona Siemer, Mrs. Lucille Latch, Mrs. Bertha Thiel, Mrs. Myrtle Vining, Mrs. Anna Bjustrom, Mrs. Clara Sankey, Mrs. Ruby Rockey, Mrs. Evelyn Clayton, Mrs. Gusta Patterson, Mrs. Agatha Hansen, Mrs. Hazel Hackbarth, Mrs. Mildred A. WinkeV Mrs;. GJeorgialnna Ste.ele, Mrs. Bertha .Michel, Mrs. Qrrfeta Did- riok^en, Mrs. Margartet \Brayton, Mrs. Henrietta Bowman, Mrs. Peart Nichols, Mrs. Cora Johnston, Mrs. Vivian Schoby and Miss Doris Genrich. Miss Bonnstetter announces that those of -the students who' failed to get their 'home nursing text -books may call 'for them when the certificates are presented. The local Presbyterian congregation will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the church in Algona with appropriate services and ceremonies on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and U, and the} following Sunday. And Jn conjunction with the observance of the anniversary the Fort Dodge Presbytery, comprising nine counties, will hbld , Its annual fall- nteeting here also, at which all' of the minister mentbiers will be In at. tendance. The program on Wednesday evening will include an address by Dr. W< J. Bell of Minneapolis. ' The history of the local -church as written .by John McDoW-< e'l, will also be presented. Thursday Birthday P8%ty '.• On Thursday night, the actual anniersary date, a birth.- . day party will be hteld at tha church. It will toe purely in- fo&nal*and at this tlnie^'and /greetings from friends; f<Ml» mer members waw'livlijg'WSfajr. and letters from an'd talks •by'fOT^ri- er pastefrs will "be read. • •-Anniversary' Services on Sunday morning will conclude the three days' observance; with -the annivef- sary sermon being' delivere'S .by the pastor, Rev. C. C. Richardsdn. A reception for the 85th anniversary class of new members will also- be held, * •'•'. ' ' Founded hi 1857 ! ' " • ' •It was on September 24,1857, that Elder McComb founded the oldest church in AJgona. Elder McComb Was held in the highest esteenv*fcy the .citizens of that day that ha was appointed and served as county judge. The present' building '-wag erected in 1898 and again in 1935, 37 years later, the present additions were added. Rev. Ollerenshaw was the pastor in 1898 and fpr the '1235, additions Rev. C. Paul Carlson .was the pastor here. Thie church.kas grown froin a memb.ersh,ip off-0'. In 1857 to more than 400 in 1942. Certainly a fine and healthy growth. Rev.-C. C. Richardson, present pastor, has served during the past yepir. , IS? ~- Jblin JLentsch, Barber, With Navy, San Diego V: LuVerne Man Gets Five Years, Grand Larceny After having been under suspicion- for 'some- time- George* -Wv Lau, LuVierrre, was arrested by Sheriff Art Cogley Friday and (brought i to Justice C. H. Ostwin- kle's cofirt here charged with .grraiid larceny, ..According to the cbarg ea he had stolen several loads of corn and grain from the Hanna Ranch, owned by the Union Construpflpn, Company, of Pes Moines, The ranch. 1 'is managed by Glen Buchanan and Lau was one of the hired men. Signs Confession i Lau waived preliminary hearing and Justice Ostwinkle bound him over to the September term of court. However, Lau signed a com fesslon and was taken before Judge fitillman Saturday and was given a sentence of five yeart| in Anamosa, However, the judge paroled the pri- sqner to the Staje Board of Parole and be is now awaiting disposition of h|$ sentence toy that <boi>y. Lau to married- So, far as is Jfijflwn; this is his first brush with the When John Lentsch, local Barber, * joined UP-with the navy at Pea Moines, March 10th, he bad the recruiting officers running around in circles with his tricks of magic but he was sent f to the navy hospital at San Piego, Callf s and he Is how serving in the capacity o( is: hospital apprentice with promo.' ' tion to pharmacist mate in the offing. John- is'-a former Livermore b,oy, born and ^ied'Chere and ch£ojjnjr .there. For five •jjiifHJehiployed by John ng, flp^th ofvjrvington. Then $e wenfc tqipea Sfoines and took «. CQurs^'ln barbering and return-' ing to -Algpiia he worked for C, H. Q*vm.en£- fr yjearj-^nd a half 'before joining-the, navy, v |ie is-an ama-> te«r rae£(cjafl of Considerable ab» Hity^ a likfable 'young man, anC his many Jtrien'dp here ytil be gla4"c to learn! of his advancement in the* navy, ,, ', .},-; ^. • J

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