Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1937 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 7, 1937
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ILY 15 DAYS TFTVT P™, — , LtFT F OR CHRISTMAS <*HOPPTM<- THE WEATHER A»^ ±vx.n.o OXTUlTJrlJNO^ 41 n^ fee. 6-11, inclusive—Rising tem- Itures Monday or Tuesday itly normal thereafter; unset- 1 early in week, followed by pro- Station by close of the week. ilurne 37 USE ADVERTISEMENTS AS A GUIDE .'>! successful if GO or mo , e tafc than 40 Algonians a fox hunt.Sunday morn- fed afternoon which netted ifo foxes though seven were as the first hunt that Alnen have held and the lack erience and numbers was Hunts of this type, where Ion is circled, and the group tin towards,, the center, are Part. tween the men. One of the foxes were sho. hot was downed by W. P. French west of Algona, then to another section just south, it was in the •second section that the two foxes ^^ _ '" ™& s i^ioiuinns Number 12 DWARE STORE BURNS of Winter JURY PANEL KIDS! LOOK! FREE MOW£S~ DYNAMifF K "rS. (1 _ nthWon IS DISMISSED , AND SANTA SATURDAY PADDIcn CDOU erea two sections in the Galbraith M •• ^ ""~~"~"~~~~~~~~~—•———_—_^__ liiltlKlrll KKIIM neighborhood, hut hof-an-m „,„„„ D V n Alfinnmi iTi,ri*».n t.-__ ^^"""~~"~~~——————— UnillllLU I 11U III - , but because man hunters had dropped out at noon the number-was too small to coiner a fox, though a number were seen. Some pheasants were raised by the hunters, but not as many as former years. Decorating Contest Announced (ANIS CLUB FERS PRIZE IR CHRISTMAS >ration of Home ll Win $15 for Someone. |Kiwanis club is- again offer- ee prizes for the best decor- pomes in Algona during the season, and prizes of $15 at, $7 for second, and^S for will be awarded ''during nas week. I is the third year the prizes (jeen offered, and the stunt suited in more and more each year being decorated the Christmas season. The is done during the week Ich Christmas falls. Intries Hot Bequired. ke the rounds of streets in luring the week. The decor- twill all be exterior, as be- Ind as the judging must be ft night the use of electric required, ^rations will be considered CTeral angles, and mere |ateness or expensiveness lot be a determining factor. fillty and effective use of »ls, considering the house, t the basis of judging, thus fa small home that is hard J>rate an equal chance with a pome which would be comely easy to decorate. ring Committee Secret. i i are selected by the presi- the Kiwanls club, who this " p - J - Kohlhaas, and the ' nis committee will not be • This action is taken be' Possible embarrassment, fact that many capable 'would not care to act in y if their names were - • — • - . -- . _ _ .^____""™ 1====:= == Kossuth Farmers Donate Corn In MornmideColle^e Drive in a big drive. Twonv| 112 students, have bcon last count, 12,500 bushel hf els Kent, A. D. M°niingside th instructors - with oontribuSS^ 81 UP t0 Ule who gave 20 bush- Black - PhI111 PS. were William Nelson M 0 Phillips, A. bushels apiece, and 175 Contributors Harris, Arthur lyorson, Fred Raymond Moyo'r", an°i"t1Te )R B v"fC 1L ?f ™ nce Householder, dial minister living in town ' retlred Mehot lor of the local Methodistchurch said- K Bursess ' Das ^±.1°°?.! i b . Ur . Ch Wm reC6ive Credit for a " contributions." in re- LOCAL QUINTS DROP 2 GAMES TO THE IRISH Lose to Emmetsburg Friday Night in First Tilts. contest Irving * n ,, last year ' 3 ' Allison, first, nd George . Urch won first in •Sinai contest two years ago, r - F. C. Scanlan and T. H. second and third. has become noted as the rated town In the state of the beautlful State ' P lus the many S ed nlght decora - h» mwn man y visitors per towns. .Wrestlers in [Contestat Cresco w' 0 - c i; Bow|e - Burt - took Weiske, George Becker, n Burt H - S. pupils, to evening to attend a Weiske , o ese 86 " 10 ™' and Hamirier- liunin, iJumor took part. ° a ' Beoker Weiske by a M Mr e Burt the Cr esco Flanagan, former *. to Cedar Wall* to in- Tochers college The high school basketball team lost the first game of the season Friday evening at Emmetsburg, 2241. The score was close in the first half, which ended 11-17, but the locals failed to do their stuff in the second half. The Fecond team also lost, 14-25. Algona's lino-up and the. individual points scored follow, forwards, Muckey, two freo throws; Michel, one basket; center, Lyak, three baskets and two free throws; guards, Miller, two baskets, one free throw, McNeil the same. Willasson, who also saw enough service at guard to be put out of the game on fouls, showed good teamwork, though he made no points. Tonight the locals play Lu Verne in the first home game of the season, and Friday they play their first conference game at Webster City. The same night the wrestling team has its first match at Paton. Three members of the first basketball team are still nursing in-] juries and infectious left ovw from the football season. Muckey and Michel have infections on the legs, and Willasson has an infection in one arm. Truck Licenses to Expire This Month Truck drivers are warned by the Sheriff Casey Loss that chauffeurs' driving licenses will expire December 31. As Christmas and New Year's come on Saturdays, this leaves only two Saturdays, December 11-18, on which licenses can be renewed, for the state' patrolmen, who are the examiners, are here only the two days. After January 1 applicants will have to pass complete- examinations. MRS, HENDERSON A PIONEER GIRL, PASSEUT 96 Came to Algona as a Child; First White Girl Here. Mrs. Thomas Henderson, 96, nee Jargaret Heckart, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. ~lsie Cady, with whom she had MISSING BANK CASHIER FOUND IN SALEM, ORE, Accused of Theft of $8400 at Rodman 11 Years Ago. Raymond A. Hoskins, former bank cashier at Rodman, accused of an 11-year-old embezzlement was found last week at Salem Ore., where he had been working n a lumber camp under an assumed name, and Emmetsburg officials, who left Friday evening are expected to have him back here tomorrow or Thursday. Hoskins' wife and a son and daughter are living at West Bend where she is employed in a store, and daily newspaper stories quote her as saying she still believes in ner husband's innocence. Hoskins, member of a well- known Palo Alto county family disappeared in 1926 after appear- JURY PANEL IS DISMISSED BY DAVIDSON One Divorce Granted and Another Case is Started. "on service 1 will be .afternoon at the Bap- Hundreds at Kent's to See 1938 Fords The Kent Motor Co. reports record crowds for Rs showing of two 1938 Fords last week Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday approximately 1500 people attended the show, and the callers Wednesday numbered between 800 and 900. The 1938 de Luxe follows the modern trend in style, with longer, wider body, graceful lines, and luxurious upholstering. The Standards a choice between 85 h. p. for ived seven years. Her sister, Mary leckart, died in Florida last sum- ler, and a brother, Alfred, died at 7 not long ago. Mrs. Henderson was born at iVorster, Ohio, and was brought to Ugona when she was 13. She was the first white girl here, but Mrs. Asa Call., her sister, had come to Iowa with Mr. Call in 1854. Mrs. Henderson was known as Grandma Henderson. Her husband, who once drove .statge to Blue Earth, died in 1904. She Is survived by two children, Mrs, Cady, and a son Frank, Pomona, Calif. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock at the Laird & Mu- Cullough chapel, the Rev. F. Earl Burgess conducting. Burial was made in Riverview, where an uncle, Michael Fischer, was the first person buried. ing at an Emmetsburg bank and obtaining $8,400 in cash for the Rodman bank, it is charged. An examiner was checking the bank books at the time, and sent Hoskins to the, Emmetsburg bank for the funds which belonged to -his own bank. Nationwide Search Fruitless. After leaving the Emmetsburg bank nothing was heard from him, and a nation-wide search has beon under way since that time. The disappearance occurred in 1926 Examination of the Rodman bank following the disappearance disclosed that $5,000 of the deficit belonged to the Rodman school district funds. The bank closed the next day. George Sloan, of Vancouver, Wash., who told Salem police ho was an uncle of Hoskins, also told police that he believed others were implicated in the embezzlement if his nephew was guilty. Hoskins has neither denied or 'iclmitted his guilt as to the shortage, but freely admitted his identity after being identified. Extradition Papers Issued. Whether he would fight extradition has not been learned locally but appropriate steps were taken by, Emmetsburg officials to require his return if he did decide to resist return to Iowa. Information about Hoskins since he left Emmetsburg is Indefinite, and it has also been reported that he has been working on roads. Des . Moines dailies stated this morning that Governor Kraschel signed extradition papers calling on the governor of Oregon to release Hoskins for trial here. The petit jury panel was discharged for the present term of court Thursday following report of a jury empaneled in a damage suit brought by L. C. Schichtl against P. M. Erickon. In this case the jury found for the defendant, and costs of some $60 were assessed against the plaintiff. The suit was based on a collision between a cow owned by Mr. Er- Ickson and a car in which Mr. Schichtl was a passenger, and he suffered injuries for which he asked a total of ?885. The collision occurred in the early morning and Mr. Erickson's defense was based on a contention that the driver of :he car was to blame for not missing the cow, which was on the road unknown to Mr. Erickson. West Bender Jury Foreman. The jury was composed of Herman Bonnstetter, of West Bend, foreman, Mrs. F. X. Wilhelmi, of Bancroft, Alma Madison, Lone Sock, Edgar Price and Lulu E Dye, Swea City, E. B. Thomas, Lu Verne, Elmer Ostwald, Whittemore, Arlo Ranney, Fenton, Otto Schmidt, Bancroft, Jessie Struthers, West Bend, Lloyd Rosenau of Lakota, and Edna M. Smith, Al- ~ona. A divorce was granted during he week +o Odena Waterbury from Roy Waterbury. A new divorce petition was filed in which Kathryn Altizer, Lakota, asks separation from Irvin Altizer, whom she charges with cruel and inhuman treatment such as to endanger her life. The couple was married at St. Peter, Minn., in January, 1928, and separated November 22. They have one child, Lois, 9 years old, and Mrs. Altizer asks $20 per month for support of the child, of which she also asks custody. Larceny Charge Dismissed. A criminal charge of grand larceny brought against George Huffman a year ago was dismissed on motion of County Attorney L. A. Winkel on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The case was based on a cow which was under attachment, and which Mr. Huffman was accused of taking. The new jury chairs were accepted by the board of supervisors recently when an adjustment was made on the price, and they were used for the first time by the new jurors. The new chairs are of the office type, with leather backs and arms. The chair can be turned in any direction, and the seat leans back for comfort vof the jurovs, who often must sit for hours at a time listening to detailed evidence presented during court trials. Judge Davidson returned Monday after a week-end recess, and will be here several days hearing cases not triable before a jury Invitations have gone out from nf of th ™ i '- given: "Winds the Waste-Land" — an excep- - toinally good western feature starring John Wayne, and Bored of Education, and "Our Gang" corn- Both programs approximate 70 minutes in length, contain excellent features for the children, and are shown through the courtesy of Mr. R 1C e. Grade pupils both from the country schools and city h mU f 1 btaln their tickets their teachers. Following the morning shows, Santa f'laus will be on the Algona streets to entertain the children and will have presents for them. GIRLS' PLAY DAY DATED HEBE THISATURDAY the Chamber of Commerce to city and rural grade students for the annual free movies at the Iowa theater on two Saturdays, December 11 for Algona students, and December 18 for the county students. Both shows will begin at iu a. m. and admission will be granted only by tickets which are S B ».s^!rv o x b ^ «sr»S2Sii,~s rele sport subject, a Popeye cartoon, and a two-reel comedy For the December 18 show the 5¥NEVT38 CAR PLATES ARE ISSUED New Car Purchases Total 29 So Far in December. Nearly 500 1938 automobile licenses were issued in the first four days of December, 200 of them being pet" numbers. The sale of pet numbers has now been discontinued, and applicants-will have to take licenses in order. At this time of year there is too great demand to allow employes to bother longer with "pet" numbers. ..The 1937 licenses remain good till February l. After that date a five per cent (not less 51) is attached for delinquen- A new law requires that a delinquency list be given to the sheriff April 1. The date had been June 1 heretofore. Few November licenses. Many persons buying new automobiles in November delayed purchase of licenses till after December 1. AS a result few licenses were issued in the latter half of November. However, licenses on new cars were issued in November ™, Balgeman, -West Bend, new Willys; L. A. Nits, Ledyard International truck; and V C Knary, Lu Verne, Chevrolet truck' her 29 j,i!l S L f ° U ,L days ° f Becem - at 12:3 °' Geor & e Kohl, sued, as Chevrolets—V. J. also cy. school gymnasium Saturday with girls from most of the schools in the county taking part'. The Play day is sponsored by the girls' athletic association under the- direction of Miss Prescott, girls' athletic director, and nearly :too out-of-Al- tirls are expected to take Schools will not be repre- and all types of Iporting °games and activities will take place. The volley ball, ping pong, targeTtoss' bar stunts, tumbling, and similar acrobatics. Registration is only ] 0 cents, and one hot lunch dish will be served to amplify lunches brought by the girls: Iuncnes FOUR FARMERS ARE PUNNING FARM/MOTIONS Sales Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday Announced. week Thursday, beginning Were miles and 1% miles west of Al- G-ross, Lone ' g ° na> will . se11 ten h °?ses, ten cat. . ss one . Rock; Kossuth County Implement tle> inoludi nB seven Holstein cows, Co., K. W. Seeley, and G. R sio- gren Algona; Frank Clapsadd'lo, Corwith; Telko D. Siet-ienm, Ti- G?n ' RWaIter Goraczkowski.j George Regner, Swea City; Peter' —.- - - UM ., 1BU Biumer, Lu Verne, and F. J Ad- Hanse lman's, four miles east and a "™ T -'--'- mile south of St. Joe, and this is a big one, with 134 head of livestock, 20 Duroc Jersey gilts, and farm machinery. L. A. Matern will be auctioneer; the Iowa State bank, clerk. Another sale Thurday is Gottlieb am, Lakota. Six Buy Ford. ten horses, a mule, ': ch . Bancroft ™ - °«er a choice between 85 h. p. or Joh n Patten who h °l nd superior performance and 60 h. p. en * ' e «il been , the, The Bancroft! for economy. ch Bap the pastor anTtwd' Presbyterians Plan Garth n>ii*» n v »_' j.i__ ' ' •mm t ¥^ • Ev ry*Member-Drive w111 ex ' The north ha if O f the Fort Dodge Presbytery will hold an Every cal church this week Wednesday evening at 7:30. Dr. Herman C. Weber, leader in church finance and representing the church council, will be speaker, and other talks will be made by Dr. C. Carl- soa Branbby, Council Bluffs, and Prs. C. M. Wallace- and W. 0. Har- 1698, Des Moines. The purpose of the meeting is to organize »n adequate church burfet tor tke ensuing ye»r. , Delinquent Tax Sale Held. County Treasurer M. J. Duffy reports that 190 items were sold in the annual delinquent tax sale in the courthouse yesterday. Of this number 29 were town lots, 89 were farms, and 72 were 'scavenger items. Five or six active bidders were on hand, also a number of interested spectators. Play Festival at Clarion. David Phillips, high school teacher, will take four pupils to Clarion tomorrow to take part in a North Central Conference one act play festival. Eight schools will give a program lasting all afternoon and evening. December is Begun With_Frigid Spell Temperatures Thursday and Friday were above normal, the mercury rising to 44 Thursday and to 45 .Friday. Sunday, the weather changed, and the mercury rose only to 14 above in the daytime, after having dropped to two below in the night. Yesterday morning the low was four below. The record for the week follows: November 29 28 November December December December Dec. 4 _ 30 1 2 3 Drunk Driving is Charged, Grover Reed, farmer three miles south of Algona, was bound over to the grand jury by Justice Danson Saturday for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond was set at ?590 and was furnished 30 28 44 45 33 December 5 ______________ 14 .Second Conference on Redistricting Oliver S. Reiley, secretary of rhe Chamber of Commerce, has received an invitation for all business people, and others Interested here, to attencj a meeting at Emmetsburg this week Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. This will be the second meeting in this state senatorial district, and the object is to lay plans for organization to obtain a. more equitable representation In the state senate. Sljiow Well Attended, The Kossuth County Implement Co., whclh gave a John Deere pro- Saturday, with free lunch of dougbnute, rpHs, and , coffee, reports attendence O f 935 Messiah Scheduled for December 19th; 85 WiHTake Part The Messiah, sponsored by the Bel Canto Music club, will be given Sunday afternoon, December 19, at 4 ov.lock at the Congregational church. There are 85 people participating, representing all local church choirs, other local musical organizations, and the neighboring towns of Burt, Bancroft, and West Bend. Voices will be accompanied by piano and pipeorgan, and ac- .companlsts will be Mrs. Sylvia Gunn and Mrs. Donald Hutchins Soloists will be Erna Baars, Burt teacher, soprano; Mrs. A. E. Michel, contralto; Donald Hutchins, bass. Selections will be given by a string trio consisting of Mrs Agnes Vohs, West Bend, violin Glen Raney. cello, and Mrs. Sylvia Gunn, piano. •ninT,* -r* ' •""* uutuui. Fenton; Ray C. Dremmel, Burt; and Joseph A. Skow, Wesley Plymouths-J. H. Cowan, L. E. Reid ' J H. R. Cowan, Algona, bought , Algona Motor Sales, a Buick; Dick Beenken, Titonka a DnriPfl* TOalrvl. £5-1 ______ . "'- temore, a S. Cosgrove, tioneers; the Lu Verne office of the Humboldt Trust & Savings bank, clerk. This sale will begin at 12 sharp. G. C. Stewart announces a farm auction for next Monday at 1 p. m. The place is eight mile? south of Algona and a half mile west. Sixteen cattle will be offered, Illnnf»hOr» TXTH H- « xt_ — r *ri ****** utvii. SuMrrimr w'l ? 1? are COWS> Two ^ orses wil1 Supervisor W.! be sold, also ten feeding shoats, a International . -. _. —«. w««, Elmore Wil- ' lys; and C. E. Priebe, Algona,' Pon- - tiac. Baptists Vote Call to Corning Pastor Baptist church members voted Sunday night to extend a call to the Rev. F. C. Volzke, of' Corning, who preached here that day. Mr Volzke, now 33, was graduated from the northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, and for the last two years has held a pastorate at Corning. Before that he was at Danville. It is expected that he will accept the call and that he and his wife will come here sometime in January. Supervisor Morris Ha* a Scalded Leg Lone Rock, Dec. 6— Supervisor Charles Morris suffered third-degree burns last week Monday when boiling water was spilled as he was pouring it lato the family washing njflcWae. His right leg scalded from bsl£ WW r to the Oyster Supper at. New School House Many Algonians helped swell attendance at an oyster supper at the new Plum Creek schoolhouse Friday night, given to raise money to« rn rni 4 hings - The Proceeds were $96.50. The new schoolhouse is a handsome brick building with full basement and modern conveniences. In the basement there is a arge room for community meetings, and the schoolroom Is above The basement also has a kitchen a furnace room, and a cool room, and above these are an ent closets, etc. The buildinf by Edw. Hansen, Algona, „„„,. about $5400. Genevieve Altweggls ' , . --- — • •• ^« uv «u»-. tioneers; the Security Slate bank .clerk. Henry A. Wiener, two miles west n , SOUth of ' will hold a sale next week Tuesday, commencing at 12:30, and will offer seven grade Percheron hors?T' -L cattle ' and farm machinery. Mr Wiener is in poor hpalth and w h farming. Flaig J Stewart will be auctioneers, and Banker N. L. Cotton will be clerk. ~There is some gqod Shorthorn stuff in this sale. Safety Stickers to Be Given Out The Kossuth County has received to b Safety are available I at the County Treasurer's office and may time of licenses, Chamber .-. — stickers ?£ Tf ? ee 5 nd ad vertise the "Save be received there at the purchasing the 1938 car or may be secured at the of Commerce office. The Mid- Year Bar Meet at EnVburg Planned Algona attorneys will attend a mid-year 144th judicial district bar meeting Saturday at the Kermoore' A hotel, Emmetsburg. .J. D. Lowe' a . . district president, will be retired *« r " looal Wednesday At Fort ' D ° ers wh 100 Lives" campaign for next year and the Iowa Centennial in 1938. Former Algonian Pe|»d. in a Fort r" DYNAMITE IS CARRIED FROM BLAZING ROOM Exploding Shot gun Shells Furnish Excitement. : ' The Lease & Lease hardware store at Wesley burned to tha ground early last night, with- a' loss estimated at between $8,500 and $9,500, which was about two- thirds covered by insurance. A large stock of holiday merchandise had brought the inventory to an unusual height. ; Algona and Britt fire trucks were called, and helped confine the blaze to the Lease store, where the flames were out of control by the time the crews arrived. The Kouba meat market, two lots east of the Lease store, a frame building, was continually threatened during the height of the blaze. Garage Eoof Damaged. The roof of the Wesley Auto company garage, owned by the Hauptmans, just west of the hardware, was badly damaged, but firemen kept the flames confined to this area. Everything was moved out of the garage for it looked for some time that this building was also certain to be destroyed. Nothing but two cases of dynamite were saved from the hardware store, and these were taken out at some risk to the man'be- cause the fire had obtained a big start when it was discovered. Special effort was made to get the dynamite out because an explosion would have scattered burning embers all over town. Cartridges Go Off. During the height of the fire there was a continual popping of shotgun shells and .22 cartridges. L. L. Lease said there were ten to 12 cases of shells and between 30,000 and 40,000 cartridges in the building. No one was injured by pellets, but the popping sounded like a miniature Chinese war for a time, and kept spectators at a distance. The building was two stories high, and the upper floor was used for storage. The rear of the first floor was used as a tinshop, and the fire is believed to have started about midway back in the building, near the. tinshop partition. There is no basement. The room was heated by stoves, which had burned out before the sales force left that evening. How the fire started is a mystery, but it is believed that spontaneous combustion is responsible. Store Owned by Brothers. The store was owned by Ammon and Lester Lease, brothers, and the latter is well-known in Algona having played trombone in the Algona municipal band- for many years. The brothers had conducted the Wesley store for more than 24 years. They had not definitely decided this morning whether to rebuild or not, but it was expected that they would. The fire ruins were still smoldering this morning daapite last night's snowfall. Several carloads followed Britt and Algona fire trucks to the blaze, ana most of the town of Wesley was on hand. ,No More Clerk of the Month Awards The "Clerk of the Month" contest which had been conducted by the Chamber of Commerce seven months, has been discontinued. Algona clerks ^ho received ?5 Mrs. Lillie Foth, Graham's, April? Lyle Mathes, Kresensky's, May: Eldon Stoffel, White's Cut-Rate grocery, June; Woodrow Cook, Sorensen's grocery, July; Mel Miner, Hub Clothiers, August;'Maurice Thompsoc, Borchardt drug store, September; Mrs. Hetea Whte, James drug store. October, Farmer's Finger is Crushed in Sheller .Corwith, Dec. 6, 1937 — Martia Larson met with a painful - ««J embers froa A dinner, a business meetng dancing, and cards will be soetei features of the meeting. Hutchison is chairman of the T D ° ers wh ,° attende<i the] funeral Lake last week Tuesday is £ ews received *>«»(> of the Frank Telller, once of Al- entertainment will be an original skit by H. B, White, Mr. Hutchison, and "Bob" Harrington. Jlwrtefl for 35 Years, Wesley, Dec. 6—Mr. and Mrs. A, ShS-ssy? 1 •*** *" week Friday.. married a Fort Dodge not long ago. Soa for the Dansons. A 9-lb. 13 oz. son was b<|>rn at pita! to Justice and Mrs. son. The boy has W ~ woman A. Dw- T dent last week Tuesday evening. He was shelling corn with a hand sheller on his farm one and one- half miles south of Corwith, when the extra thumb on bte mitten caught In the shelter and pulled the third finger of his left hand into the shelter, crushing the finger badly. Doctor Walley yra» called and three stitches were required to close the wounds. Flow Mop on Fire, 4 fire was everted in the clerk's office of the courthouse Monday •when a smoldering floor mop discovered. It is believed out

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