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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. L—NO. 102 Aiken Hits Delay in Farm Bill Hopes Decline For Passage This Session WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Aiken (R-Vt) said today that Senate Democratic leaders have forced a delay in action on the general farm bill until next Wednesday. He said this might kill hopes for passage of any farm legislation at this session of Congress. Aiken, who is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the Democratic leaders had served notice they would not agree to action'on the bill until after the July 27 primary election involving Sen. Ellender (D-La). Ellender is former chairman and ranking Democrat on the committee. Aiken called reporters to his office and handed them a statement telling of the Democrats' action. He said he decided to disclose the move because "I've got fed up with being blamed for delay on this farm bill." Prior to Aiken's announcement, Majority Leader Knowland (R- Calif) had spoken of having the Senate taken up the $3,100,000,000 foreign aid bill after completion of the atomic energy legislation which has tied up the chamber for nine days. Knowland had said earlier that the farm bill would be next in line on the Senate calendar. Senate leaders had agreed this should only take two or three days of debate. Stymied In any event, Aiken said, the farm bill can't come next because of the Democratic move. Aiken said he was not blaming Ellender who is busy with his primary campaign but he laid the delay at the door of what he called Ellender's "filibustering colleagues." "I'm pretty certain we can finish it in three days or less unless some one decided to filibuster," Knowland said in an interview. He and other Senate GOP leaders are backing President Eisenhower's request for a system of flexible farm price supports. Sen. Young (R-ND), who heads a bipartisan group urging exten-: sion of rigid price supports on basic crops for another year, said in a separate interview he expects no filibuster, and he added: Okays Supports "I think we should be able to settle all arguments in three days and nights." The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 8-7 for another year of price supports on cotton, wheat, corn, rice and peanuts at 90 per cent of parity, a legal standard said to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs. ' Chairman' Aiken (R-Vt) of the committee ha s predicted the Senate will approve a flexible system under which supports would be lowered in times of surplus to discourage production and be raised when mo're production is needed. GOP Leaders Predict Okay Of Tax Bill WASHINGTON (/P) — Republican leaders today predicted final congressional approval, possibly next week, for the biggest tax overhaul program in 75 years. . A House-Senate committee late yesterday agreed on a compromise . version of the big bill to cut taxes next; year for millions of individuals and many business firms a total of about $1,363,000,000. President Eisenhower has hailed the plan as the cornerstone of his entire domestic program, predicting it would encourage business growth remove scores of inequities and lead to mere and better jobs. But Sen. Douglas (D-I11) served notice today ne would renew, when the measure returns to the Senate for final action, a running fight against one provision in the bill—a cut in income taxes on dividends received by corporation stock holders. Blytheville Courier Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BlytheviUe Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 'BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Published Daily EXcepc Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Mundt Demands Explanation in Clearance Denial WASHINGTON (ff)~- Sen Mundt (R-SD) said today the Senate Investigations subcommittee is "try- Ing for an elemental factor in American justice" in seeking an explanation for the denial of security clearance to Thomas W. Lavenia. The Defense Department has refused to clear Lavenia, office manager and assistant counsel to the subcommittee, to handle secret documents. It has declined to say when on ground^ that to do so would require disclosure of confidential information. "Somebody's got to say this boy is guilty of something," Mundt said in an interview. He is ranking Republican member of the subcommittee headed by Sen McCarthy R-Wis. McCarthy accused the Defense D:~"5rtir.fnt last right of having "improperly maligned" WHIRLWIND HANDSHAKER ARRIVES BY WHIRLY-BIRD — Senator John L. McClellan began a whirlwind of hand shaking as soon as his helicopter touched down in the heart of Leachville this morning. Arkansas' senior senator, campaigning for re-election, was greeted by Joe •Wheeler deft) and Atherton Hiett as he "dropped in" on his first scheduled stop during a one day visit to Mississippi County. Flying from Newport, he was running 30 minutes behind schedule because of rains when he reached Leachville. (Courier News Photo) 'W/u'r/y-Bi'ref' Carries M'Clellan into Missco . Senator John L. McClellan was scheduled to arrive in Blytheville at noon today during a one day visit to Mississippi County during which one major address is scheduled for tonight at Osceola's courthouse at 8 p.m. The senator, campaigning for f^ # * . Cherry on Foes: 'No Platforms' for re-election, arrived in Leachville at 9:30 a.m. this morning, 30 minutes behind schedule because of rains, in his white helicopter to begin a whirl wind of handshaking. Touching-down in an alley just off main street, the senior senator alighted from the craft and began shaking hands before the huge blade on the helicopter stopped whirling. He did not make a speech in Leachville, but confined his activities to shaking the hands of voters and talking to his campaign supporters. After the senator disappeared into town, his odd-looking craft drew a large crowd of curious onlookers. The senator is expected to defend his record against the attacks of former Governor Sid McMath and the two other candidates for the post during his speech tonight in Osceola. Prior to the speech, a full day of appearances were scheduled throughout Mississippi County including Manila, and Blytheville.' Stopping off in Manila this morning for more handshaking, he arrived in Blytheville on schedule at noon to be luncheon guest of Blytheville Rotary Club after landing in his whirly-bird in the lot behind the Junior Chamber of Commerce Second. club room on North McMath Likes Opposition of 'Power Trust' By LEON HATCH CAMDEN, Ark. UP) — Sid McMath, declared here last night that "I welcome the opposition of the power trust" in his race for the U. S. Senate. McMath said that he had incurred the wrath of the electric power interests when he was governor by his support of rural electric co-operatives, his opposition to electric rate 'increases and his backing of the never-materialized electric co-operative steam generating plant at Ozark. Then he asked "What's that got to do with the campaign for the U. S. Senate?" "I'll tell you what it's got to See McMATH on Page 8 Governor Blasts 'Tear-Down' Tactics Of His Opponents By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Gov. Cherry, seeking re-nomination for a second term, last night said his opponents were running on "tear down" platforms with no program of their own. "If they have any sort of a program they have been very quiet about it in .these last few weeks," he declared. The governor's opponents are Orval Faubus of Huntsville, State Sen. Guy Jones of (fonway and Gus McMillan of Sheridan. Sen. Jones yesterday warned that Cherry - appointed executives in the state government probably would be without a job if he is nominated—that is any state em- ploye with a salary above $6,000. Any employe whose salary is $6,000 or less has nothing to fear, the Senator said. Most of the top executive positions pay more than $6,000 ,a year. Faubus, covering parts of Northeast and Central Arkansas, warned against Cherry's "holier - than thou" attitude. Faubus cited several auditors' reports which he said debassed the governor's claim that there had been no graft in the state government since he took office. McMillan was in south Arkansas shaking hands while Faubus and Jones chipped away at the governor's record.. Local Rains p rem j er Now Seeking Of Varying y Benefit West Portion Chambers Raps Foes' Spending By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Paul Chambers last night scored the "tens of thousands of dollars" he said his two opponents are spending in their race for John McClellan's U. S. Senate seat while McClellan was turning his big guns on the third major candidate—former Gov. Sid McMath—with a demand that McMath discuss his record as governor. Speaking over a Little Rock radio station Chambers said he was spending SI for every S20 poured out by backers of his two major opponents. Leonard Ellis, a Little Rock gar- ageman, is the fourth candidate in the July 27 Democratic primary. He has made no campaign. "I am the only man- in the race who can represent all the people," Chambers declared. "My- opponents obviously would be obligated in the Senate to groups who have made large contributions to their campaigns." In an earlier appearance on his "questio-thon" — a radio question and answer affair similar to Gov. Francis Cherry's Talkathon — at Hope Chambers attacked McMath's record as governor and the actions of the highway department that served under him. The Helena businessman's program was scheduled for 15 minutes. His headquarters said today that a number of listeners called in contributions to enable him to double the time. Rains which hit this parched area yesterday and today were general but not generally of any great value with the West of the Lake region and Southeast Missouri seeming to be the top beneficiaries. Dell, Leachville and Manila all reported good showers. In Southeast Missouri, Caruthersville came up with a favorable report of showers today and yesterday and Hayti reported two inches. Up until 7 a. m. today, Blytheville had received only .31 inch, according to official Weather Observer R. E. Blaylock. Best of Month At that, it was the heaviest rainfall of the month, with .09 inch being the tops up until now. County Agent Keith Bilbrey called the light shower of very little significance to fanners in the Ely- area. Assembly Truce Okay Reinforced Red Drive Against West Is Seen By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U. S. officials believe the Kremlin will follow up the Indochina peace agreement with a reinforced drive to break the Western powers' anti-Corn* GreetedQuietly By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS (AP) — Smiling and looking relaxed, Premier Pierre Mendes-France returned home from Geneva today to present to the French Assembly the Indochina cease- fire he promised a month ago to win from the Communists. His DCS military plane touched down at Villa Coublay Airport and a few minutes later Mendes-France stepped out jauntily to greet about 150 persons, including members of his cabinet, his family and a corps of newsmen and photographers croxvded about the ramp. The Premier first kissed his attractive wife, then moved on to greet other members of his family and Finance Minister Edgar Faure theville .. Other areas, however, were bles- J acting Premier during his weeks sed with heavier rains . which, | of bargaining with the Communists farmers feel, will greatly help in Jin Geneva filling out of the area's soybean crop. Here's a rundown on rainfall by communities: CARUTHERSVILLE—Good rain started yesterday and was going strong at midmorning today. It is expected to help a lot. OSCEOLA—Light showers began this morning, but held out very little promise of any real drought relief. DELL—Good rain began before County FB Gets Honor . Hays oSullivan of Burdette and William Wyatt of Number Nine, president of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, have received membership awards from 'the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation for exceeding quotas in bureau membership in Mississippi County in 1952 and 1953. Mississippi County also received the only 4,000 Club Award presented in 1953 by the state organization. Kennett Pupils Face Segregation Choice . KENNETT, Mo. (ffl — Some Negro children in southeastern Missouri public schools are facing a difficult choice between integration and cotton vacations. It came as a strange outgrowth of the Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation in public schools. Many schools of this cotton-growing section have for years declared a cotton vacation of about six weeks in the fall to permit the pupils to earn money by helping with the cotton picking. The Kennett School Board meets tonight with 18 Negro high school pupils and their parents to offer them admission in September to the previously all-white Kennett high school, which has no cotton vacation . Lawrence L. Bradley, president of the board, said the Negroes will bt fivta tbek eboic* ot *tteo<U&g the Kennett school or continuing in the all-Negro high school at nearby Hayti, which does have cotton vacation. Bradley said the Negroes must make their decision as a group. At Clarkton, President Charles B. James of the School Board said 16 Negro pupils in the area had been invited to attend the previously all-white Clarlcton school but that none had accepted. The schools opened last Monday, to permit time this fall for the cotton harvest vacation. James said failure of the Negroes to show up might have been due to a misunderstanding and that the invitation to them would be renewed today. In previous years the Negroes, three of them of high school age and the others in grade school, have attended an all-Negro school M Maiden. Air Base Bid Opening Due Tomorrow First bids for new construction at the Blytheville Air Base will be opened at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at the Old Post Office Building in Little Rock, marking Sie first-in- a projected long series of bidding for construction necessary to reactivate the base here. The 11:15 opening will be for construction bids on a fire station and guard house. At 2 p.m. tomorrow, bids for utility work including extension of the water plant and extension and rehabilitation of the sewer system at the base. An announcement of the apparent low bids is slated to be made within 24= hours of the opening time, and contracts are expected to be let immediately following a review of the bids to make sure all figures are correct and papers in order. Successful contractors will be given notice to proceed, and will have 10 days in which to begin operations. Work should begin about Aug. 1, according to Lt. Col. Ben Harvey of the Army Corps of Engineers in Little Rock. daylight and continued to be rather heavy. Light shower yesterday. Figured to help. MANILA—Rain began in early morning and fell hard for about one hour between 9 and 10. Probably about one-inch, maybe a little less. LEACHVILLE — This area perhaps received best rain in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, getting one and one-half inches yesterday and light sprinkle •this morning. KEISEK—Not much more than needed to settle dust by late morning. WILSON—About half-inch, perhaps less, as rains were halting by midmorning. FRENCHMAN'S BAYOU — Very light showers this morning stopped before 10 a.m. and didn't halt field Mendes-France made no statement before pushing through the crowd to his car and heading for a Cabinet meeting. The group about the plane had applauded politely as he stepped down but there was no other dem! onstration. Leaving Geneva earlier today, Mendes-France said he believed the results of the conference were "worth the efforts we had made." "I have read," he said, ".that yesterday was the first day of total peace in the world in many years." Addresses U. S. Addressing himself to "the men and women of the "United States, whose love of peace is well known to my country," Mendes-France voiced the hope that "the world is now entering a phase where the efforts of all governments will be more devoted every day to the reinforcement of this new and fragile peace and to the progress of man- work. HAYTI- -Two inches of rain which began yesterday afternoon and was stul going late this morn- munist alliance. Reds Ask New Talks On Korea kind." After he delivers his report on Indochina to the Assembly, Mendes-France must start the push for the rest of the three-point "Save France" program on which he won office. The most crucial point in the program—in Western eyes—is the role France intends to play in the disputed European Defense Community. Before he left Geneva, Mendes-France heard the United States and Russia' present last By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW & — Pravda called today for new Korean negotiations and U.N. membership for Communist China as a follow-up to the Geneva agreement on Indochina. The Soviet Communist party organ hailed the Indochina settlement as a great Communist victory and declared that Geneva had exposed the "bankruptcy" of American foreign policy. The paper said in a three-column front-page editorial that "the U.S. delegation prevented" a peaceful solution in the earlier Geneva talks on reuniting Korea but public opinion "demands the governments concerned continue their efforts to revive the discussion." As a result of Geneva, Pravda said, "it is now clear to all how bankrupt are attempts by American diplomacy to prevent the Chinese people from entering the international arena and taking the place due them among the great powers." "The peoples demand that China should take its lawful place in the United Nations," the paper de- &- , .„ ._,. ,, ,- „.. | minute arguments for and against For Blytheville, it was the _ first , ^ ternational army plan to re _ rain of even slight importance since June 17, when a slight .84 inch fell. ;he international army plan to rearm West Germany. First Russia's V. M. Molotov Not to the past two months has caught the French Premier's ear. >ui. iu me v _,.._>, ocivesterday to remind him of Rus- the city had a rain of as much as ; nhy ^ rHnns tn ^ defens£ one inch. One and one-halt inches fell here on May 3, with only occasional light showers since then. 75 Volunteers Answer Draft Board's Call Fifteen voluntters this morning met Mississippi County Draft Board No. 47's call for 15 men to be sent to Little Rock for induction. sia's objections to the defense community idea. The Soviet foreign minister apparently hoped the Reds' agreement to an Indochina peace at Geneva would persuade the French the Red bear now is so docile German troops are not needed. EDC Still Key But at dinner last night U. S. Undersecretary of State Walter Bedsll Smith drew Mendes-France aside to remind him that the United States still feels the EDC clared, "and it will ever much certain take it how- thick-skulled American politicians, bound by material interest to Chiang Kai- shek. fight against it. If this does not take place, the United Nations will be unable to fulfill the tasks assigned it by its charter." XL S. Opposed (The United States opposes admission of Red China to the U.N. on the ground it has never abandoned its role of the aggressor in Korea. The Western Allies broke off the Korean phase of the Geneva conference June 15 after the Communists refused to agree to U.N. -supervised elections to reunite the divided peninsula.) Pravda's editorial was chiefly a blast at the United Sta-tpB-._ It mentioned Britain and P J irk'ric'e only briefly. • ; The editorial said the Geneva agreement banning foreign .military bases in Viet Nam "deals a blow to the plans of American aggressive circle^ which were counting on the inclusion of South Viet Nam plus Laos and Cambodia in an aggressive pact and creation is the key to West Europe's fense against Communist- aggres- C rati c camp." sion. The French Premier also had a lDC there of mivitary bases directed "•""* I it i-rf\ ^T>r* +• -.•r'Kti r*rMir% i *- i r' i iZicr r\$ t"Via T"itoVTYif\— i against ithe countries of the Demo- The paper claimed the United States was defeated in efforts to Southeast Asia Talks are Set WASHINGTON (.?>) — The United States, Britain and other friendly nations have agreed to call an international conference late next month to write a defensive alliance designed to protect the non-Communist lands of Southeast Asia against Communist conquest. The agreement was reached, these officials said, among Secretary of State Dulles, Undersecretary Walter Bedell Smith, British Foreign Secretary Eden and others at Geneva after it became certain that the fighting In Indochina would be ended by negotiated peace with the Communist*. Leaving today were Don Clitis Chism, Hulbert Glen Shearer, Carl| ?he Douglas Johnson, Clifford Milton ' the United States in urging tliat pv ance give quick approval to army plan. Mendes-France made his and to prevent the inclusion of Poland among the truce supervisors. "The collapse of attempts by They expect an early and vigorous renewal of Soviet proposals made at Berlin early this year for an all-European defense treaty in which Russia would join. That plan was offered as an alternative to the European Defense Community treaty which the United States strongly urges as c. means of permitting West German rearmament with. French approval. And there is considerable concern here that the Indochina agreement may throw European peoples off guard and thus make Soviet, policies and propaganda aimed at a key point of the Western defense system more attractive. ' • • WasMngton -would like to see Western unity tightened and strengthened in the wake of the Geneva settlement. In fact, President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles give every evidence of regarding this as essential if the security of the non-Communist world is to be held against relentless' expansive pressure of th* Communist world. Seeks Speed-Up The State Department is "understood to be seeking to speed up consultations with Britain, Franc* and other friendly governments on the formation of a Southeast Asian alliance. However Britain is reported still to be taking * "go slow" line. There is no fear here of a Communist renewal of open military aggression in Indochina,. The fear is rather that the Reds win use political and economic pressure* and subversive tactics to tinder- mine South Viet Nam, "Cambodia and Laos and eventually take them over. Authorities say the best way to counter this is to strengthen "those states in every possible way, and primarily by creating a defensive alliance of Western and Asian nations for their protection. Secretary Dulles was quoted as having told the House Foreign Affairs Committee at a closed session yesterday that this country had helped to obtain terms at Geneva "which would, to a degree, mitigate the effect of the military settlement upon the peoples of the Indochina area." Little Comment There was little comment in Congress,- and no disposition to picture the. settlement as anything but a gain for the Beds- Senate Republican Leader Knowland (Calif) termed it "one of the greatest victories for the Communists in a decade." Sen. Robertson (D-Va) predicted Congress will be asked for two or three billion dollars more for defense. Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) called the settlement "the best of a bad bargain." Sen. Symington (D-Mo> said "the position of the free world continues to deteriorate in .Asia" while Russia, he said, is winning the hydrogen bomb race. The Indochina settlement is the high point thus far of a pattern of Kremlin diplomacy which began unfolding after the death of Stalin See INDOCHINA on Page 8 Ennis, Bobby Lee Payne and Rich- j dram atV bid for Prance's pre- j U. S. ruling circles to impose their ^_j ir'^TT-m.^ AeVirM-ofr /if T5"tvf.ViPvil1fV i . _•>•._ _ .1. V— ,,,,,i,-,,,->,j it-ill nn nthpr r'.nnntriP 1 ? i«; nnw , ard Edward Ashcraft of Blytheville; j m j e rship a month ago. he outlined Wallace Edward Sanders and Ray-) a mond G. Davis of Osceoia. Howell Frank Poster, three-point program: | 1. Settlement of the Indochina James | conflict by July 20. -fcJhW »r w** •*. - —— --- — T . L, l^l^J.4. ;^L U V tj ***••*• J —V- Bates Reaves, Dewey Junior Krechj 2 . Submission of a cob-.-ent, de- rt M>3 txrmToYvi TTrKirQ vH Vto.v^risfyn oT ; _-i a « UA ~v* A *«. j^*. $«r.^wt n T o/%^_ and William Edward Davidson of j la jj ec j program. Joiner; James Ralph Wagner of for internal economic recovery, provided the As- Manila; Steven Allen Davis _ of Le-|s em bly gives him the powers nee-O«.%«*-A <-tVM»3 T"\«TT-.rJ tract^T* ^XrVnT^P .TT , : i ^M. .•» Panto and David Hester White, Jr., of Luxora. Legion Meet Opens LITTLE ROCK (5) — The selection of a new Arkansas Department commander will climax the orderHecalled the four-day state American Legion i * See >nEN*DAS-FRAXCE on Page 8 Convention opening here today. ' ^ x essary to .implement it. 3. Presentation to Parliament of suggestions to help it decide on a policy for a united Europe—in other words. EDC. Mendes-France said then he considered a new approach to EDC the plan which will on other countries is now clear," the newspaper asserted. Pravda's demand that East- West negotiations on Korea be reopened echoed statements at the Geneva conference's closing session yesterday by Red China's Premier Chou En-lai and Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov. Postmaster Homed WASHINGTON (.?) — James L. Latshaw was nominated today by President Eisenhower to be postmaster at Fulton in Hempstead County, Ark. U.S. Criticism of Truce Stirs British Anger LONDON (.?) — U.S. Criticism of the Indochina cease-fire terms touched off bristling editorials' and bitter cartoons in a wide cross section of the British press today. The angry reaction extended even to some conservative newspapers which up to now had strongly defended America against British fault-finding, One of these, the arch-Conservative Daily Mail, said British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden singlehandedly kept the Geneva conference going amid "cries of 'appeaser* " and added: "Only yesterday American senators referred again to 'another Munich'—showing they have no idea what Munich was. "What, anyway, is their policy?" "Do they want another 100,000 ftiUed add for another Panmunjom?" The big-circulation Daily Mirror published a vitriolic cartoon depicting U.S. Secretary of State Dulles seated glumly under a calendar dated "July 21, 1954" as two gaudily dressed businessmen burst in. shouting indignantly, "peace has broken out!" The Laborite Daily Herald quoted a writer in the New York Times as saying, "the Communists have scored another major victory in the struggle for the world," and commented: "That is his judgment on the cease-fire in Indochina, and his view is widely shared on the other side of the Atlantic. "But Mr. Anthony Eden is no Communist, Nor is Monsieur Mendes-France. Nor is Mr. Nehru, "Yet aii tbeet »od mukitucte* oi other people of every race hail the sanity of the settlement as a triumph for the art of negotiation. The contrast between these two viewpoints is stark and shattering. "Was it really wrong to stop the fighting?" The Liberal News Chronicle sounded a note of alarm at the possibility of a serious rupture in relations between Britain and France on the one side and America on the other. "At Geneva, France and Britain have had to act to a large degree without America," the News Chronicle said. "There need be no harm in this. It may even b« healthy provided the independence does not lead to estrangement. To prevent this happening 1 is the next big Job for diplomacy on both sides of the •M ¥. ft. m *•» a Inside Today's Courier News . . . Both Loops Have Real Fights Caging for Place tn First Four . . . Stanky, Hutch May Have to Go ... Sports . . . Pag-es 6 and 7 ... . . . Hunting Cool Picnic Spot? Try Penal Farm ... 37 New- Books Added to City Library . . . Page S . . . . . . MP's Help Prove Cop- Killing Serious in Army, Too . . * Page 5 ... Weather ARKANSAS — Partly cloudy and hot with widely scattered thundershowers mostly in north this afternoon, tonight and Friday except local thunderstorms and cooler northwest Friday. MISSOURI—Considerable cloudiness tonight and Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms; cooler or turning cooler west and north; low tonight in 70s; high Friday 75-80 extreme northwest to flOf southeast. Minimum till morning—f* Maximum yesterday—92. Sunrise tomorrow—5:03. Sunset today—7:10. Mean temperature (midway bctweea nigh and low)—83.5. m Precipitation last M bouM to 1M a, m. today—.31. This Date L*tt Year Maximum yesterday—83. Minimum this morning—73. Precipitation JMHIM? 1 to

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