The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1943 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 25, 1943
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| l™ le *'^*^lMlt mnreiS VIsit'Legklature and Governor Algdna Upper beS , 1 just sat down td wMte this leU tif when'In walked iJVayne, Keith, J. d. Skow artd tfred Plumb, We wint feack In the .Speaker's r6dm ' had & good visit ana* just; now returned f torn the Cover nor's __.j£ 1 made arrarigcin^nts to frieet with these Kossuth County men tomorrow mofnlng at 7:30 for bteakfast. that seems pretty late to thein but it seems extremely early id me. 1 think that they are going to be surprised that they will be Unable *t6 have any butter with theif. breakfast Most of the restaU* • rants down here are clear out of butter. , : As we walked u^ the stairs from the Governor's office here Was my good friend,. Phil Kohlhaas, walWng for me~at my desk, or perhaps I should say Kjossuth County's desk, Mr. Kohlhaas himself, of course, occupied the desk for two sessions, Appropriation Bills The House has spent practically tlte entire past week on appropriation bills appropriating funds for the state departments and various institutions under, the Board, of Control and the state educational institutions. I am not on the appropriations committee and therefore do not know too much about t^ie appropriation matters 'but did make some inquiries on the floor of the House with reference to some Items. Iowa's. Silver Service •Yesterday afternoon the Senate and the- Houqp met in joint session while the Governor presented the Captain of the new'battleship Iowa with the silver service that was Used'on the old battleship, Iowa, and which has been in the custody of the Historical Department for a number of _ years. Capt. McCrea accepted the silver service for and In behalf of the' new battleship which,'by • the way, is'the largest . battleship afloat. The ceremony was quite impressive and the captain and officers With him seemed to be splendid fellows. I met Capt. McCrea a little later at a. reception and when I walked up to shake hands with him he said," "I can tell you' right now that you are a Scotchman and a lawyer." I was rather amazed at his intuition, or possibly he was, a mind reader. . " I have a committee meeting at 4:00 o'clock so will have to. close this letter and write more next week. T. C.-Hutchison. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 25,1943 WOULD YOU DONATE A PINT OF BLOOD? Algona Noise Buys 100 Bananas ALGONA HIGH TO In New Guinea For Only $1.60 GIVE TESTS FOR ARMY AND NAVY A Future: Editor Arrives at Wallers Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Waller became the parents of a husky nine pound boy'born Wednesday evening * ,, pn this event butr.the general 1m- 'presslon" is that the new Junior Editor-; of this paper has. his father's hearty approval.'-The Wallers have one other child, a daughter, .Pamela* Grace. »..-•'• March Term of Court Convenes Monday With Judge Q: W. Stlllman on the 'bengh the March term of court will open here Monday. The grand jury will report Tuesday. The doek- ••••' et is not at all heavy and only three .cases are up for action by the Brand '.Jury. The petit jury will report a week from Monday, providing trial cases demand their presence. ,' Lieut. Frances Larson f Though'the mercury holds around 136 above day in and day 'out in New -Guinea, and though the nurses serving Uncle Sam have not the conveniences of home life, American girls are doing a fine job In the far-off war zone hi the Pacific. LA. Frances Larson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larson, Algona, and made the. trip to New Guinea on a hospital ship and experienced no sea 'sickness. The lieutenant writes: . ' "Three of we girls live in a tent, it has a floor and Is screened to keep flies out during- the day and mosquitoes during the night. No showers, no bath tub, we Use a wash tub or bucket, but we get along. Because of the rains now we wear high top shoes (men's • shoes, x in fact) and long rain coats. We wear jeep hats all the time because of the heat, 135 degrees. Our evening dress is usually kahkl .shirt and slacks. We are allowed to double date and have three evenings a week till midnight, otherwise in at 10 o'clock. Have a fuzzy wuzay laundry, so we don't have' to do our own in this heat. Don't think I could stand it. ' "Met ari' officer on the ,:shlp who Loading "Block-Busters" Jphn Foth, who recently returned 'from the Burlington shell loading plant, where he had been engaged since last November, says that he expects to return to the government work in -the'coming autumn. He came home for a few months to 1 look ' after personal 'business mat- '"tera The Burlington plant is one of. the largest shell loading plants in the country, all sizes of bombs from the smaller ones up to the big four-ton "block busters" are made there.. . , ^. < Woman Breaks foot Mrs. "'llay Keefe,. Union town , ship, on Monday had the rnlsfor tune to break several _ bones in her foot when ahe stepped Into a rut and stumbled, The Keefes live on the farm northwest of town vacated by John Qisch March 1st. Mrs. 1 . Keefe Is a daughter of the Henry Balers. Ration Calendar TliU '.""-' Class/A; First inspection' dead, w<* si, ,- , , B: Second inspection re4 during' four month period - - me 90, Second inspection rj, l<y ^l-hva^/'mnnfli *ie|lod. , "flWlKK!, • f mx& ,$n!Wf«W , days 9r^everyS,0|OQp mile*, Ivfiy «* wonderfur'job he is doing." Didn't see Xit, John Spencer before leaving Australia ' . "The. butterflies here are beautlr ful and' so" are the llzzards. We bought 100 bananas for $1.65 and we can get cocoanuts for 16c each, all we want. Have tried to buy some pineapple but out of luck so -far. We saw some pictures of snow the other day and we) could really go for that. ' '"We. girls, 11 of us, 'are enjoying ourselves, our work, 'our living. quarters. Have an open air movie about a hundred yards from our tent. While watching the. pictures one night it suddenly.' decided to rain — and that, ended the show. "Well 'either be home^thls year or at Tolyb to' the Victory Dance." L. J. DeGraw, 74, Found Dead In r ' •-•' ' , t - BedThisMoming '>','!*, J. DeGraw, plonee'r of Kossuth county, was found dead in bed at his home 'here this morning. Cause of death/is unknown but it is thought a heart attack was responsible. 'He had been in poor health the. past several years but -was able to be up and about, in fact was up town Wednesday afternoon. " v ' . : Born In 1868 Mr, De"Qraw was born in 1868 and was thus 74 years- of age. He had lived In- Algona the past twenty-five years, and pri9r to that farmed in Union township where Jhe family now owns a farm. Surviving are his wife, and three daughters, Mrs. Barl Taylor, >fulia, farming near here; Mrs, Cecil McGiimis, Ma* bel, Algona, and. Mrs. Maynard Btephenaqn, Mildred, out west, At' thi8 writing no arrange~ ments for the funeral had been , made, ' i Lou was an honest man who always commanded the esteem of the community and many QlA friends will grieve with the family; at his sudden death, Scout Troop No. 29 •Staff Sergeant Joseph Larson Joe Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy 'Larson, Algona, enlisted in" the army June 1, 1942. He received his basic training in Camp Grant, Illinois. Later'he was assigned to Camp Benning, Georgia, where he took "para" training.'In other words he is a member of. the Para Inf. Service Co., and is now stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Before entering the service Joe was a meat cutter at the Council Oak store, Algona. Joe writes that being a paratrooper is-a very interesting branch of the. service. He says: "While moving from Fort Benning to Fort Bragg we worked 72 hours straight without any sleep. We have a fine dog mascot and call him 505 Mascot Max and he will soon be ready for his first -jump; Recently Craven of Paramount News, Waldron of Fort Movietone and Sanders of Universal Newsreel were here to take pictures of our dog mascot and just before we were ready he tangled with a truck and got a broken jaw and cracked skull. Medics started to work on him. and wired , him together with more stuff than a .telephone switchboard in the -Bronx. In another six weeks when Max is ,wh,olejagataH>ic l turea w n| be,, tauten , ^ Joe recently spent a ten days' furlough with his parents and friends here. Fifty to Seventy-five Al gona Boys to Take Test For College Training on April 2nd A qualifying test for the army and navy college training program will be given .in the Algona high school on Friday, April 2, at 9 o'clock In the morning. According to Superintendent Lalng these programs present an opportunity to secure at government expense an education largely equivalent to that which might normally be secured in .a college course of equal length. The programs offer training at the college level in a variety of skills and' professions needed in the armed services. • • Many Will Take Test Mr. Laing stated that indications are that between 60 and 75 'boys plan on taking the test. Eligible to enroll 'are high school and preparatory school graduates who have reached their 17th birthday. Engineers of all types, doctors, psychologists, mathematicians, linguists, physicists and students ol foreign areas are. needed in large numbers, hence the establishment of this program in those colleges and universities where such training can best be .given. Ask the Superintendent '' Those boys who are interested In taking this college course under the supervision of the army or navy should contact i^uperinten- dent Laing at once as to needed qualifications and the effect it might have upon his regular or voluntary induction into the armed forces. Officers training may be gained by many of the 17-year-old boys }f they take up this offer by the armed forces. Remember the date for the tests, Friday,. April 2, at the local high school at 9 in the morning. FORMER KOSSUTH BOY STAR AT STATE B. B. TOURNAMENT By Julie Chrischilles 'Last week-end I enjoyed a very exciting journey to the state high school .basketball tournament at Des Moines. I got,to the •tournament via my thumb. The tourney this year was just as good and as big as in previous years. The crowds were - We and in the finals the place was jammed. I went to the game at 6:30 and,at 'that time the place was virtually full. Consolation 33-27 Thermometer Goes To 60; Robins Sing, SpringtimexHas (Come Temperatures soared Wednesday with the thermometer showing 60 degrees, the highest recorded since November 19th, 1942, and spring seemed actually to .have arrived with robins singing to greet the dawn,- • Other temperatures recorded for the week were as follows: High/ Thursday, March 18 ..23 Friday, March 19'...'. 26 - 5.2 inches of snow i Saturday, March 20 33 Sunday, March 21 32 Monday,.March 22 ...,.tf, 39 Tuesday, March 23 45 Wednesday, March 24 .60 Low 12 17 10 10 30 35 The first game of the evenins was the consolation 'between Wav- of Sjqout Troop NP, ?a taking a signal course including International Morse as A ,he orly find Davenport. Waverly took it 33-27. The boys .employed a fast, break consistently and thuy made many of their baskets on this offense, No ordinary team could _have' done this but because of their splendid passing and good ball handling they used this offense to best advantage. The stars of this game were Baker of Davenport and Strolman of'Waverly, , . Finals 39-21 Mason City (In the state finals between Mason City and Webster City the Mohawks won 39-21, The score at the half was 13-11 in favor of Mason City. In the first half the lads from Webster led most of the way. They led because of their fine passing and good dribbling and not because of good shootin§r. In fact, In my estimation, they were the worst shots at,the tournament, In the finals they made 9 out of 42 shots for a percentage of .about 2.1 which is poor for a state tournament. Mason City Hits in Second / dn the second* half Mason City got out o/ their slump and started hitting and from then on it.was a, walk-away. M;ason CSty never was serjouqly challenged (n the whole tournament.' The fans vifere almost unanimous for Webster Qjty, Every quarter they started ing 'Beat Mason City," Pav**™ this did not rattle the champs and they went in to win. The ' ' snorts were the -'- county, Jfitfe Paijj'grvjBi Wee ' Floyd Pierce Family To Mesa, Arizona •Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pierce and three-daughters this week are moving to Mesa, Arizona, where they will /make their future home. Mr,, Pierce will-have charge as manager of post exchange cafeteria at Mesa, ; which is* a school for bombers -and where several thousand men are stationed. Mesa is a suburb of FWpenix, Floyd has purchased a horilstathere. Prior to this fall the Pierces conducted the States Cafe here : ;three years and 'some -yfears ago ajso conducted /a cafe where the Dermand Cafe Is now located. (During the past summer he was engaged in the government highway project to Alaska, The Pierces have three daughters, Jo Ann, Judy and Nancy. PORTLAND FARMER BREAKS NECK IN FALL THURSDAY ' i P. (Steven is a patient atv:t,he General hospital in Algona Buffering- with a broken neck and sprained left wrist. Mr, Stevens, was on a load of hay and pulling the trip rope which broke and he, feU to the ground. l The accident happened Thursday af- ternopn, -About 5:30. Casey Loss, Robert Neftfy and Glenn . Buljock passing., the farm at the time Two City Offices Have Opposition On Ballot .When Algona voters go to the polls Monday to elect the city of- flcia'ry for another two years they will find but two of-the city offices out of the nine having opposition. Unlike some elections where opposition was found for each office the vote will -probably be light. A mayor, foUr ward councilmen, two councilmen-at-large, an assessor and a park commissioner are to be elected for the ensuing two-year term. , Mayor "Has Opposition •For the office of mayor, now held by Frank Kohlhaas, D. D. Monlux has announced his candidacy. Mr. Kohlhaas is serving his first term, hawing been selected by the council to fill vacancy upon the death of Mayor Overmeyer last June. Prior to his elevation to the mayor- ship he served as councilman from the third ward. Following Mr. Kohlhaas' selection as mayor the council appointed Eugene Hutchins to fill the third ward vacancy. Opposition In Third Ward The only other office on the ticket which has opposition in Monday's election is that of councilman from the. third ward, Eugene Hutchins, who has served in that ward since the vacancy caused by Kohlhaas' advancement, finds opposition ,tn that ward by, Joe Hardg announcing- for councilman, third ward. The Ticket Nine offices are td : be voted for as follows: Mayor—Frank Kohlhaas. Councilman—First ward, W. E. Hawcott, incumbent. Councilman—Second ward, H. M. Harris, incumbent. Councilman—Third ward, Eugene Hutchins, incumbent, and Joe Harig.- Councilman — Fourth ward, Dr. L. W. Fox, incumbe'nt. Councilmen-at-Large — L. S. Bohannon and Alwin Huenhold, both incumbents. Assessor—.Bertha Johnson, Incumbent. ~Park Commissioner—Harry Godden, incumbent. Perhaps Light Vote Indications are that the vote will probably be light in comparison with votes cast where opposition was found for all the offices as is the case some years. The normal vote in Algona. is between 1200 and 1500, but with a fight on the voters have been known to' turn out nearly 1800. Campaigning by the different candidates on. the tickets has been light, in fact one would almost think that the election Monday, is but another school election, and the usual school election does well to bring out 300 votes. Polls 8:00 to 8:00 The polls will be open Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The four city polling places will be the first ward at Legion hall; second ward at Kent Motor Co.; third ward at the third ward school and fourth ward at the city hall. sw-»p n<J, Thej him |eyei ven lyjng pn the KOSSUTH FARMS CONTRIBUTE TO WAR DEMANDS V. S. Peterson, Farm Consultant, Tells -Algerians of Part Crops Play in War Program, ^.j,^ " Unprecedented'war demands are S,pee'ding up the-- trend toward greater utilization of agricultural industry, V. S. Peterson, Agricultural Consultant, Du Pont Agricultural Extension Division, told the.joint session of the Rotapian and Kiwanis clubs Tuesday noon. "tin fact, shortages in a- great many fields are being relleved^by chemically developed replacements and by adaption of existing products and processes to new uses," Mr. Peterson said. Dairy Product Makes Faint He^cited, among other outstanding examples, the increased use of casein, a dairy product, in the manufacture of certain .paints; the use of cellulose, derived from farm- produced wood and cotton, to replace metals and rubber in new types of cellophane-lined and cellophane-laminated containers; and the disco'yery of'a base made from the oil of the castor bean, a farm produced crop, to replace in part the imported . pyrethruin used in household and cattle sprays. He added that there-are today dozens of parts of airplanes made of -plastics stemming from somebody's farm in the form of cellulose. .. Substitutes' Prove Superior "And, in many instances, the so- called substitutes are proving superior to the materials for which they have been called upon to 'pinch-hit', which means they have come to stay," Mr. Peterson said. In discussing the many industrial uses of cellulose, he said that every plant grown on our farms today may be a potential source of industrial cellulose when research gets Its chance to experiment and evaluate. ' Movies at School House In the. afternoon Mr. Peterson showed movies of the various and distinctive operations from the time ;he seed is planted on a farm until it becomes a part of a'war bomber. And the products which are now being made from farm crops in substitution for metals and rubber are certainly an eye-opener .to the average citizen. Many changes are being made in manufactured products, which are at the present time a military secret, but which will be placed on the market after the du- ra$on,'AH in s sll, the program, was highly informative and educational and. every farmer in Kossuth county should have heard bis talk, One Year For Mail to Denmark and Return Wesley Girl Finds On April 4, 3542, Miss Fedelia Skow, deputy county superintendent of schools, wrote a note to Karl Erik KiiJsHolm, Lemvis, Denmark. The message was sent through ,the Red Cross and Home Service Officer Clarence Phillips started it on its way to 'Washington and from there it , was : .sent .. to,... Geneva, Switzerlahd.—where ••%£'. .arrived v; on August 22,' 1942, "and eventually it reached Kiilsholm, who answered the note and started it back on September 21, 1942. Yesterday, March 24, lacking twelve days of a year, Miss Skow received the acknowledgment of receipt of her note and that all were well in Denmark, The mail, however, came to Home Service Officer Phillips. The Kiilsholms will be remembered by Wesley resident, . the senior VigKo Kiilsholm being the buttermaker there about ten years prior to 1932. Bob Muckey Receives High Honors From Wesleyan University Thieves Take Bryant Ford V-8 The Everett Bryant 1937 Ford V-8 was stolen sometime Wednesday moaning from in front of the Bryant home, 402 South Wooster St. The theft was discovered about 6 o'clock in the morning when Mr. Bryant, who is employed at the creamery, went to get the car. Mrs. Bryant, who is employed at the Consumers Wholesale/had used the car Tuesday evening and drove It home about midnight. The car, which bears the license number 553331, had only a small amount of gas in it, and could not have been driven far without replenishing the supply. COOKING SCHOOL CROSS TO OPEN MONDAY NITE Folio-wing Ten Two-Hour Class Periods Red Cross Nutri^on Certificates Awarded Every housewife, whether a bride or a cook of forty years experience, is urged to' attend the Red Cross cooking school beginning Monday evening at 7:30 in the home economics room of the high school. The meeting.-, that evening is for organization and to select an evening when classes will be held. Mrs. E. J. Hermanson, a graduate of Iowa State College at Ames, will instruct. Emphasis is on war time cookery-j-how to make the most of your ration points and your food money and still serve your family nourishing and attractive meals. Miss Helen Comfort, high school home eco'nomicp tRnr-h°r, w:ll assist Mrs. Hermanson. The course will consist of ten two hour class periods and upon completion a Red Cross certificate in nutrition will be awarded. •A class has been started at Wesley with. Alma Schultz, county home L ecp > n ( OTni)jt,.,j]}structing,a The;';.ciass "tHe>e"ls^weirattended and' "the*'ladies are reported as beiner very enthusiastic. Mrs.. Leo Wolfe will instruct a class at Titonka. Any other group wishing to start a class should contact Mrs. C. H. Beardsley, county. Red Cross nutrition chairman, or the county, Red Cross headquarters here. A lad already in active service ir the army air corp was given thi highest honor accorded a senio: man at Dakota Wesleyan Univer sity, Mitchell, S. D., in connectlor with the annual junior-senior ban quet Friday evening, March 19. This lad, Bob Muckey, of Algona, Iowa was selected as "The Scotchman* or the senior man best typifying ;he Wesleyan ideal. The title came into use a corollary of the schoo song of the samejname. Pvt. Robert Ml Muckey, son o Mr. and Mrs. L. S, Muckey, is now in active training in the army air corp at Coe College, Cedar Rapids Iowa, after having had pntfminary training at Jefferson, Barracks, Mo A member o( the air corps, reserves he was called into active service about «bc weeks ago. Puring bis First Grandson of Harry Winkies Dies •Mr. arid Mrs. Harry Winkle were called to Davenport Sunday by the death of their new-born grandson, Larry Lee, the day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo N. Coulter of that city, who died at St. Luke's hosprtal on Saturday. The baby was born on Friday. The body was-taken to Hill & Fredericks and services were held at .Davenport Memorial Park late Saturday afternoon. The Rev. C. K. Gillum officiated. Survivors are the parents and the maternal. grandparents, Mr. and Mrs". Harry Winkle of Algona. The mother will be remembered as Zelba Winkle. Mrs. Winkie will remain with her daughter for about two weeks. Mr. Winkle returned home Tuesday. James White Family ^ Moves To Algona The James White family is moving- to Algona this week, where Mr. White has been secured by the Upper Des Moines as linotype operator. The Whites have been living in Cedar Rapids the past two years, where .Mr, White was connected with the Laurance Press, a 'big book and job printing concern. He is a son of Tom White, former state printer and a.number'of years ago well known editor of the Whttte- more Champion. His brother, the late Joe White, was for a number of years the foreman of the Algona Upper Des Moines. Mr, White, Sr,, is now the proprietor of a job printing concern at Jefferson, Iowa. Jim married Margaret Norman of Al-' gona. They have two eons, Terry and Tommy. LOCAL AUXILIARY UNIT TO SPONSOR PROJECT IN JUNE Those Citizens Who May Be Donors Should Keep June 29th In Mind and Register Willingness On Tuesday, June 29, at 1:30 in the afternoon, 75 residents of KOs- suth county and Algona will donate each a pint of their blood. The Algona unit of the American Legion Auxiliary ds Sponsoring the project. Later a day of registration will be designated, at which time those who may wish to contribute of their blood may register. Also later the location for the taking of the blood will be designated. According to Mrs. Ted Larson, of the Auxiliary, it is probable that.the Bryant school building will be uaedl for that purpose. Who May Donate ', Any man or woman between. tluf ages of 21 and 60 years may vgluiu- teer to donate of their blood. A* person under 21 years of age mustt have the consent of his or her parents. Any persons who has suffered! from maleria, tuberculosis, gastrio ulcers or pregnancy within 'nine* months may not donate. For Civilian Defense Algona is one of the 'few cities in Iowa where the blood project will be fulfilled. The blood donated' here will' be processed In ' -Des Koines and converted into plasma. It will be distributed for civilian defense needs first, if necessary, but will also be given for us6 in mlh- tary institutions. Under supervision of the state health'de- partment the pulling of the blood w411 be superintended by two state nurses. The Ike Small Medical Aid Fund, Inc., in conjunction with the local Auxiliary is sponsoring the' project. Plasma Saves Lives A doctor sent'to,-Hawaii by Slle U. S. Anmy and navy reports oa. the results where plasma is administered. He states that in the fast war 80 percent of the men suffering from intestinal wounds died. In the case of 'Pearl Harbor, every man who came f because they-were^yen^loO! nia to: reduce'''shofek before _ anaesthetized. He says that plasma gave their hearts added strength'' and that plasma was a major facto* in saving their lives. It is the hopa' and purpose of the Red Cross and other - patriotic organizations- tqi provide 4,000,000 .pints of blood with•in the next few months to further the beneficient activity of plasma treatments at the war fronts. „ J N Keep Date In Mind Many Kossuth and Algona residents have signified a willingness), to volunteer a pint of blood. In faqt^. several citizens have already do— > nated by making a trip to Des)* Moines, where the work is being., done daily. Mrs. Larson wishes to* impress upon those who intend to- donate that they keep the date-,. June 29, in mind. And also to watcUr the newspapers for announcement when the day for registration wUl be announced. SWEA CITY YOUNG FOLKS INJURED , IN AUTO WRECK J.E. VAUGHN, SWEA OTY, OLD TIME /PASSES' Swea 'Ctty—JTuneral services for J, B. Vaughn were held Tuesday afternoon from the 'M. E. church, being in charge of the Rev", a A, Anderson, pastor of the Baptist church, with Rey. Mr. 'Whitford assisting. To Swea City 1001 • Deceased was born near Wood* bine, Illinois, December 17, 1865/ and died in Swea City on March! 20, 1913, aged 77 years. On June 9, 1892, he was married to Estella Louise Reynolds at Galena, ' fll," Nine years later the couple, came, to Iowa and settled on a farm one» mile east of Swea City where they , continued to live until 1917-when they retired to Swea City, r Vaughn was preceded |n death his wife and two daugfttei Ed Hillsten, l*ona, and a ter who died in infancy, ing are Bernice at home, Blraore, Minn., and "" Ubr.-Estelle, Swea. Pi,. . also seven grs,ndj?hi}dy*B. was in the family tot in cemetery. - *- 1 , TIT" Scout Troop |fe 7j to Scrap Paper wW wtey,

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