The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 5, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 5, 1934
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OWtCIAt AM» PAPER Awarded Highest Honors as "Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper By State University of Iowa, 1933 HISTORICAL DEPT, ; f. HARVEY. llscmaito Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL *, i<w County G. 0. P. Meeting Held Monday; Political Boom Due WEATHER Partly cloudy wfth ris- VOL. .12.—NO. 1 60 Present at Republican Rally to Form Kossuth Unit MAKE ACTIVE BID FOR OFFICES Speakers Will be Invited i Here for Pre-Election Talks Academy Girls to Lose Six Stars By Graduation From Cage Team With the official filing time for can" dttKtea for public office starting-today, political life in Kossuth county, which baa been somewhat quiet for the past lew weeks, is exoected to spring Into UJ*. Filing time will be officially open UBtll May 5 for candidates for county office, and until April 25, for state offices. In the meantime, the first meeting of republican followers was held on Monday evening in the Algona Hotel, when the newly organized Kossuth Republican club held an informal session. O. D. Shumway presided. The talk centered chiefly on plans for the coming election and State Senator George Patterson gave a talk on some of the activities of the recent legislature. The feeling predominated that the recently enacted sales tax would z>ot meet with general approval, and would form a big issue in the state campaign. Another, larger meeting is planned SOT the near future, and invitations to candidates for state office on the republican ticket are to be invited into the county to speak. County Candidates Organising Support All of the incumbent county officers have announced themselves for reelection, with the exception of Maurice McMahon, county attorney, who is laid up with scarlet fever, but It Is a foregone contusion that he will also be a candidate for reelection. The grout), of attractive young ladies, pictured above, are the 1933-34 squad of St. Cecelia* academy. And they match their pleasing looks with their basketball ability. The team won nin^ out of 13 games In the past season. The team, from left to right, are Margaret Lichter, Hazel Walker, Gertrude Zender, Margaret Bllley. Evelyn Cape- slus, Catherine Selaer, Marita Besten- ichner. Laura Hansen, Catherine Streit, Patricia Hughes, Rita Dooley and Delia Frank!, coach. Laura Hansen was the high scorer for the season's play, averaging 10% points per game, for a total of 133 points. Six of the players are being lost by graduation. They are Lichter, Selzer, Bestenlehner, Hansen, Streit and Dooley. ACADEMY SENIORS TO STAGE CLASS PLAY ON SUNDAY "Who Wouldn't be Crazy" Title of Annual Class Production INSANE ASYLUM SCENE FOR PLOT Vernon Kohlhaas Plays Part of "Speedy," High Stepping Young Man Paul Nemits, Fenton, has announced himself as a candidate, and word; of several other candidates ha* alto come to the office, but not In official form. In the north end. where P. J. Heiken is Uie present supervisor, a host of candidates have appeared. Other candidates for county offices who have announced themselves include Harley BarUett for county recorder on the republican ticket, Carl W. Pearson and W. 8. Windell for county treasurer on the republican ticket, and Win. Ricklefs of Tltonka, who has been engaging in an active campaign for sheriff, running on the republican ticket. There will be other candidates whose names have not been mentioned and if any are omitted It Is because their names do not come to mind. Their candidacy will become official as soon as they file their nomination papers here. With a democratic slate now in office In the court house, and showing strength in all quarters, the republicans are faciag-real-competition and a new situation, that of getting back into office. Both parties have laid plans for an active campaign, and a lively season" can certainly be anticipated. W.E. McDonald is Elected Rotary Head W. E. McDonald was elected president of the Algona Rotary club, at the annual election, held Monday noon at the Algona hotel. "Bill" will succeed Herman Hauberg as president. M. P. Haggard was named vice president, Eugene Murtagh as secretary, and E. L. ail- more as treasurer. Joe Kelly and Andy Poster were elected to the board of directors. Mart Weaver and J. p. Overmyer had charge of the program. Each gave brief talks on the value, purpose, organization and growth of the Rotary club, for the benefit of four new members, A. W. Amoson, O. A. Bonnstetter, Dr. P. O. Scanlan and L. P. Rice. Council, Park Board Ponder Field Lights At the regular meeting of the city DISTRICT COURT OPENS; ADJOURNS UNTILAPRIL 16 Judge Sign* Tan Foreclosure Decrees; Divorce Case Dropped District court started and terminatec without much loss of time, this week. I was adjourned Tuesday, after openln Monday, until a week from next Mon day. The grand jury investigated one case the men facing indictment » aa-Judge Heald. who opened Court to Judge DeLand when illness to the laf> ter's family developed, went to oper another term of court. The grand jury consisted of Lu(he Fairbanks, foreman, Henry Seller, Nor man Anderson, Joseph Loebach, Mat Bormann. Mike Preilinger and Ed Hal vorson. The petit Jury is due to re port now on April 17 Instead of nex week. Foreclosure decrees were granted In ten cases, and a divorce case, Lucille Crouch vs. Harry crouch, was dismissed at plaintiff's costs* council, last Thursday evening, the question of kittenball lights was one of the chief tonics of discussion of the evening. No definite decision was reached, although it was understood that the park board was obtaining bids from companies manufacturing light equipment. Bids for lights for kitten- ball, football and both combined were being acquired. A beer sale license was granted to F. L. Bobinault of the Silver Gray cafe, and cigarette licenses were granted to the States Cafe and Barbecue Cafe. Brother, Uncle Give Blood to Save Kin West Bend: Paul Montag, who was operated on in the Fort Dodge hospital, two weeks ago for ruptured appendix, is slowly improving, peritonitis set in and he was very ill. Monday he bad a blood transfusion, his brother, Francis giving the blood and Friday, bis uncle Pemaod Montag gave blood for another transfusion. Ee is very weak but the doctors there have hope. His wife te with him and some member of Uw families go every day to «ee him. Legion, Auxiliary Meet on April lOt A joint meeting of the American Legion posts and Auxiliary units of Kossuth county will be held at Tltonka Tuesday, April 10th. at 8 p. m. An Interesting program has been arranged which will be followed by lunch end a dance. A registration of 25c will be charged. All members of the Legion and Auxiliary are invited. All Algona Teachers Reelected by Board All teachers In the Algona public schools have been extended contracts for another year here. It was stated this week, after a school board meeting to discuss the matter was held laat week Superintendent O. B. Lalng stated that all teachers would be asked to return, but he not had enough time to definitely state whether they will all be back, although so far as he knows there will-be no changes. Several slight changes in the salary schedule were also made, it was stated, but nothing of any great difference in the present setup. Sales Tax Meeting Cancellation Forced A meeting scheduled for last Friday to discuss the sales tax and hear various points explained by Leo Dailey of Spencer, was not held due to a conflict of dates in Mr. Dailey's schedule. Another meeting in the near future is planned, however, T. H. ChrtschiUes. Community Club president, stated this week. One angle of the sales tax business that has been called to general attention is that when children are sent to make purchases, of say IS cents worth of groceries or meat, they should also be given the penny required for sales tax. demons Hired to Manage Monitor at Burt by MacArthur Hurt: E. N. demons of Lakota has been hired by W. A. MacArthur to manage the Monitor office. He began work this week. He plans to move his family here at the dose of school. Mr. Thaves and son, Denton, have gone to Lakota to take charge of the ne*s- paper which he purchased. The family will remain here until school closes. Harris Joins Daily at Mankato; 3 New Men on UDM Staff Will F. Harris, for the past ten months Farm Editor of The Algona tipper Des Monies, started work Mon- During hte stay in Koeauth county, Mr. Harris ha? ably and efficiently covered the county in the Interests of this paper and although we regret to see him leave, and know that hla many friends in all sections will feel likewise, we wish him every success and advancement in his new post, and loin in congratulat- ng him on joining splendid daily Next Sunday evening, April 8, beginning at eight o'clock, in the academy auditorium, the senior class of St. Cecelia academy will stage their class play, "Who Wouldn't Be Crazy?" The play is a comedy in three acts. The plot is centered about a young fellow who is just out of college, with high powered cars and airplanes with which to play. While evading a traffic cop he gets himself interned in a sanitarium for mild mental cases, and his father decides to let him stay there to be cured of his speed mania. How "Speedy" makes events take a most unexpected turn la worthwhile observing. Exciting events follow each other fast and furiously giving the audience a wonderful evening in which big laughs chase the spinal thrills from "Curtain Call" to "Strike the Set!" Between the acfs clever novelty dances will add to the evening. Cast of Characters Inmate No. 1, Raymond Jennett. Inmate No. 3, Mabel Kohl. Plurlbus, general utility at the sanitarium, Joseph Lichter. Pendle, Miss Meredith's colored maid, Anna Schlck. Miss Lavelle, head nurse at the sanitarium, Catherine Seller. Mr. Hlggiiu, superintendent, Omer Kelly. Mr. Marshall, of the board of directors. Joseph Dahlhauser. Jack, Alias "Speedy", his son, Vernon Kohlhaas. Lois Meredith, a visitor, Irene Capesius. ;ie Smith, an admirer of Lots, Le- Will Harris newspaper organization. In the meantime, the farm department of this newspapr will be continued and three men have been placed on the staff. They are Edward Allen of LuVerne, Louis Smith of Burt and Ward McWhorter of Algona. Mr. Allen and Mr. MoWhorter are well known, and Mr. Smith came to Cossuth county several years ago from Mason City, and lived in the Tltonka leighborhood until a year ago when he moved to near Burt. We are certain that our many friends n the rural districts will enjoy making the acquaintance of our new field representatives, if they have not already done so, and guarantee that every ef- ort will be made to continue to cover the county news In an efficient manner. of Lois, Catherine Streit, Margaret Lichter, Rita Dooley, Lucile Dole, Frances Wlnkel, Laura Hansen, Adeline Erpelding, Emilia QpeWlna. Elizabeth Leners and Bemadine Mahoney. Evelyn Wlnslow, a wealthy patient, Marita Bestenlehner. Hard-boiled McCafferty, a policeman, Wesley Behlmer. Edward Gordon, Evelyn's fiance, Wade Hansen. Bill and Bob, attendants at sanitarium, John Bestenlehner and Donald Skllllng. State Men Examine Sites For Liquor Store Here Who's Who and What They Do No. 23 of a Series of Thumbnail Portraits For the post four years The Algona Hotel, of the Boss system, has been managed locally by Cliff Frame, a young man of 32 years, whose experience In the hotel business dates back to an early age, when 'lie worked in a hotel at Independence, Iowa, his home community, cliff later worked at Oelweln, Waterloo, and Des Molnes before coming to Algona. Of Holland Dutch descent, cliff has the qualities of that race, which lead to sociability and the making of friends easily, but still with a level-headed attitude toward business. He drives a Plymouth, plays golf and likes athletic events and activities. He Is also a member of the local Kiwnnls club and genuinely Interested In c'vlc enterprises of any and all kinds. A recent epidemic of placing torpedoes on the engines of automobiles which Ignited and went off with an awful bang and plenty of smoke as the driver stepped on the starter can be laid directly at his door. We hope this revelation doesn't cause him any undue •mbarrassmcnt, as Cliff alone was not always guilty. He likes a good laugh, either at somebody or one himself. The family was recently enlarged by ;he arrival of John L. Frane. Judging by the lusty lung power and splendid Jhysique, John L., Is rightly named. Cliff wants him to be a quarterback. The above picture was taken In Blackford Park, and the slight wrinkle Teacher in Rural Schools Dies of Accident Wounds Injuries received by Miss Velma Tuton, school teacher in a rural district, near Buffalo Center, proved fatal and resulted in her death at the Buffalo Center hospital, last Wednesday. She was a sister of Mabel Tutton, a teacher in the Tltonka schools. Miss Tutton was injured enroute from her rural school to town on her way to vote in the school election. As she was crossing the railroad track, something went, wrong, andjhe^was .thrown from 600 Names on List of County Unemployed T. A. Trauger, interviewer of the na tional reemployment office here, attended a meeting at Fairmont, Tuesday, of district officials of the service Mr. Trauger states that over 600 names are now on the list of the unemployed lor Kossuth county, and employers may use the services of the office without charge in obtaining help. Resigns at Grahams Mrs. Harold Lootpright resigned her position as clerk at the Graham store Saturday night. She has been with the store for the past ten years and during that time ha» become one of Al- gona'a nu»t popular and efficient clerks. Mica Virginia Good wiU take her place. Kossuth Seal Sale Net Proceeds $307.04 The Kossuth county Christmas Health leal committee headed by Mrs. J. W. Jttle of Algona has compiled its an- ual report concerning the sale of seals n Kossuth county. To date the sales in the county total 413.64—after deducting $105.60 for the ost of conducting the drive, the net rooeeds are 1307.04. One half of this mount Is sent to the Iowa National *. B. Association and the remaining alf is kept In this county to be used in local health projects. Some of the projects sponsored last year were the heart and lung clinic, dental clinic, public school nursing and Inspection for health. Old Tree Is Only Survivor of Early Village of Cresco The word Cresco, now generally associated by Kossuth county folks with the township by that name, was once the name of one of Kossuth's earliest towns. It meant "I Grow," and contrary to its meaning, it did not grow. The original location was two miles west and about a- quarter of a mile north of Irvlngton, and was started in 1855 by a promoter named Kellogg. Although it waa properly recorded to the county books. It never had a legal existence. History says one house was built upon the site and that was by the Kellogg family. Mr. Kellogg started Into the seed business. With regard to this story, it Is said :hat a cottonwood came up in an onion bed in the Kellogg garden in the spring of 1859. and was carefully cultivated by the family and remains today as the only landmark of the village of Cresco. celved internal Injuries, but had been improving until a relapse set In from which she did not rally. Funeral services were held last week Miss Tutton, who was 23 years of age, s survived by her father, James Tutton, three brothers, and three sisters, Al&onian Wins 2nd in State Fidac Contest An Algona girl, Margaret Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Nelson, won second place In the state of Iowa with her essay on "Peace With Security" in the contest which was sponsored by the Fidac organization of the American Legion Auxiliary. Margaret won first place In the Algona division of the contest and second was won by Lucile Dole of Irvlngton. The local first prize was $3.00 and the secom $2.00. Both girls are students at St Cecelia's academy In Algona, Margare being a sophomore. The contest la part of a state and national as well as an Internationa contest. After receiving first prize in Algona Margaret's essay was sent to Ihe Iowa State Department of the Auxiliary, where It won second prize in state competition and brought her a prize of a $7.50 check. Needless to say the Algona Auxiliary Is Justly proud of their arize winner and the honor she has brought back to the Algona schools. In Cliff's forehead Is caused by (he Intense concentration he underwent as t» home-grown photographer tricked him into having .his picture taker, by telling him he wanted to practice up on The Algona Upper Des Molnes' new high-speed Graflex newspaper camera. Algona One of 26 Cities in the State Picked For Trial WILL NOT OPEN BEFORE MAY 1ST Manager, Clerk and Warehouse Man Probable Personnel —Algnna Upper Des Molnes Photo Cliff Frane , 18 KOSSUTH BOYS DEPART FOR CCC , CAMP WEDNESDAY New Detachment Heads for Decorah Under W. E. McDonald New Beer Licenses Get Supervisor O. K. Three new class C beer license permits in the county were issued by the county board of supervisors, in session last Monday. They were given to Aug. ust Nelson of Seneca, B. J. Sankey at Oalbraith and Wm. Devine of St. Joe. Nick Gengler of Lotts Creek obtained a class B license. At the same time, the supervisors attended to other routine matters, approving bills, and $452,000 worth of county bonds were sold at a premium of *11,001. Several tax refunds were also granted. City Council Sits on Assessment-Review The city council, acting as a board of assessment and review, was in session Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and according to information from several of the members, no unusual news devel. oped at the annual gathering. A few adjustments were made but no great changes or radical discrepancies or complaints had been registered. Father of Mrs. Ben Hynds Succumbs Here Jonathan Helm, 84, formerly of Plymouth, died Wednesday afttrnoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Hynds at Algona. Mr. Helm had been In 111 health for a year, A year ago he fell and suffered a fractured leg. A lingering illness developed, which resulted in his death. Funeral services were conduced u- Frlday at Plymouth. Burial was made at Plymouth. Mr. Helm was in business at Plymouth before coming to Algona to live with his daughter. Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Hynds, a son, Marshall Helm of Huron, South Dakota, and his wife, Alice Helm. CELEBRATED GOLDEN WEDDING 3 WEEKS AGO, SWEA CITY MAN DIES _ _ _. .. . left Algona yesterday for Maxon City and a camp, probably at Decorah. The] were accompanied by W. E. McDonak' Bounty supervisor. The boys who went to camp In the new detachment wer* Fred Cotts, West Bend; Ray Fisher, Burt; Harry Frost Fenton; Henry Hahn, Whlttemore; Edward Heller, Whittemore; Polhemus, Burt; Kenneth Keopprotl), Bancroft; John Keena, Whlttemore; Clarence Koppen, Lakota. Martin Mortensen, Fenton; Edward Paine, Burt; Harold Palmer. Algona • Joseph Ramus. LuVerne; Bert Ramus LuVerrw; Virgil Smith, AJgona; Victor Thaves, Lakota; Richard Watson Irvlngton and Virgil Wilson, Whltte- more. Other relief movements such as the PWA and CWA have been reduced In all eecjtlon-J, but Uj,* admmlswntion plans on keeping the CCC In full operation for at least another summer. Driver Falls Asleep; Car Goes into Ditch While on their way from Humboldt, South Dakota, to Detroit, to return with a load of new cars, two men, O:-nj Davis and Emmet Smith, ran Into the ditch near Sexton early Thursday morning, suffering quite severe cuts and Stnie officials were in Algona thin week looking over possible sites for n state liquor store, which will be put Into operation here sometime in the near future, not earlier than the flrst of May. Algona was designated as one of 26 cities which will bo assigned liquor stores to be operated under the state liquor commission control plan as adopted by the last state leglsaturc. Bernard K. Manlcy, Mason City, one of the members of the commission, was here to personally look over the sites, and estimates on remodeling and other material pertaining to the suggested sites were gathered for the commlsssion. Several Sites Examined Among the buildings which were examined were the vacant garage just north of the Call Theatre building, the old Kossuth bank building, the build in K form-STly occupied by Neville's Toggery, and one or two other sites. The latter places were not seriously considered because they were considered too near a local church, and conflicted with state regulations regarding the location of the stores within the proximity of churches and schools. At present Algona Is the only Kossuth couny spot which has been designated for a state store. A personnel of three men will be placed in the local store, it was understood. There will be a manager, a clerk and a warehouse man. No announcement of any of tfhe appointments have been made, although there have been several applications for the post of manager here. - f -r~-~ -K- . .- - -t-a -•"upW a " ' " ' I "*^""(»-*•—•- • Other Iowa communities where utato liquor stores are to be established aru Des Molnes, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque. Waterloo. Burlington, Fort Madison, Kcokuk. Fort Dodge, Mason City. Marshalltown, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Muscatine, Clinton, Dennison, Carroll and Sheldon, Hodges Return Frorti ' Visit to Arizona Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Hodges returnee! Thursday from Olendale, where they had spent the Arizona, past few bruises. The men were taken to the Koesuth hospital and one was able to leave the next day. It Is thought (hat the driver went to sleep and last control of the truck. Local Fence Dispute Goes to J. P. Cour A dispute concerning the boundar line of a fence resulted in a court cas :iere Jatt Wednesday. The defendant were Mr. and Mr*. Mike Miller, an lie plaintiff was Howard Plait. Mille was nned $10, but sentence was sus ptnded and Mrs. Miller had her cas continued 60 days likewise Fair Dates Set The Kossuth county fair will be held this year from Sept. 3-7, it was announced after a general meeting of lair association managers. Earl Vincent was reelected' secretary of the Jocai association several months- ago. Aged Titonka Man's Funeral on Friday Frank Kaufman, 78, died Wednesday night at the Frank Pruisman home east if Titonka. Mr. Kaufman was born n Germany. He did not have any re- atives here and had made his home with the Frank Rruismans for many years. He was buried Friday at the Lutheran cemetery near Titonka Tax Sale Postponed The delinquent tax sale has been postponed until April 23. by County Treasurer M. J. Dufly, as no bidders were on hand at the regularly designated time last Monday in the com: house. Nothing New in Baseball No further developments in the promotion of a baseball team for Algeria were in evidence this week. No additional canva&s for pledges iuus been made, and local .boosters are waiting to hear further word from Fairmont regarding the league setup. Wm. Norris Succumbs to Pneumonia; Funeral Yesterday Swea City: Win. Norris died at Swea City, April 2nd at 2 p. m., following a relapie from pneumonia and other complications. Three weeks ago the Norris family celebrated their golden wedding. Shortly after this anniversary, he suffered the relapse and never recovered. Death was caused by a stroke. Funeral strvicto will be held on Wednesday afternoon ac Jie M. E. church with Hev. G. R. McDowell in charge. Auxiliary to Sponsor Poppy Poster Contest The American Legion Auxiliary, Hagg 'ost No. 90, will sponsor a Poppy Poi- er contest In the high schools and rade schools of Algona. Four cash prizes will be awarded. Winning posters will be sent to the Iowa state department and state winning posters will become nart. of the National Pappy Poster contest which awards appropriate cash prizes. Further details will be given later. Talks on Bonus In the abstnoe of W. E. McDonald who was the scheduled speaker on 'the Kiwanis program last week, the members "filled in" and gave an impromptu entertainment. J. L. Bouar spoke on the veterans.' bonus. Ex-Algonian Bobbed Clitf Young, former Algona boy. now employed by the Standard CW ac JolU-t, 111., waa held up and sluKged in a rub- bury the fore part of this week. He is recovering from Uij attack, friends here have learned. A Correction Mina Grace Suuih, whuae obituary was printed ui last week's paper, wiu. ill her 63th yiar at the Unit- of her death, and was not 74 as the obituary staled, last week. months for the benefit of Mrs. Hodges lealth. While In Arizona they stayed' at the home of the Blane Archers who Ive about two miles from Gladys Trt- bon Paddock and her husband and are jcry good friends of the Paddocks. When the Hodges left Arizona the oses, oranges and other fruit trees were n full bloom. They came horne by way f El Paso and took a short trip in- o Mexico. They also took a trip of bout a hundred miles of their way o see the Roosevelt dam. All aton< he way they found the country in eed of rain and at Prescott they found the ranchers driving: their sheep up into the mountains to find grazing: pasture. During the last part of their trip they came through rain and snow and arrived In AJgona just in time to see what was probably the largest snow storm of the year. However, they were glad to get home ahead of the storm, as they plan to start their truck gardening soon. Mrs. A. E. Michel's Father Dies Suddenly Mrs. A. E. Michel's father. Mr. Perry- ter only a two days' illness from pneu- man, died suddenly Saturday night af- nionia, at his home In Atlantic, Iowa. Mrs. Michel and son, Maurice, had been visiting there last week during vacation, funeral services were held Monday morning and Mrs. Michel and son drove down Sunday to attsnd. Jean Wolcott Weds Phoenix Engineer Algona friends of the E. A. Wolcotc lurnily of Long Beach will be interested to learn of the marriage of their daughter, Jean to Carl LeRoy Meng of Phoviiix. The marriage was salemniz- d the latter part of February in Long; Bt'ach with the Rev. Richard N. Merril, paitor of the First Methodist churcli jfficiattng. Only relatives and very close friends attended. Mrs. Meng is a graduate of the HoL- ywood School for Girls and the University of Southern California. Mr. triig, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs, •harles Albert Meng of Gardner, Is a graduate of the University of Kansas and did graduate work at .the Massa- i.use-Its Institute of Technology. Mr. nd Mrs. Meug will make their home n Phoinix, where Mr. Meng is an as- istant engineer with the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The Wolcotts lived in Aigona a nuin- er of years ago when Mr. Wolcotc wned the hardware store which is ow owned by Leonard Nelson. $100 Next Week A Fentoii man's absence from the- all Theatre, Tuesday evening cost him 75. An Arthur Htiureugen, or sorne- g akin to tliut spelling, was the ie called. Next Tuesday Manager ice will put up an award of $100.

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