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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - August 23, 1948, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Headen And Three Others Freed Today By Russians By EDWIN SHANKE Berlin Aug 23 JP The sians released today three U B tary government officials they had seized In blockaded Berlin and in southern Germany The British in turn set free Franz Erdmann head of the criminal sion of the ern Berlin police He was arrested at a boxing match Sunday and accused of abduction of western Berlin police and presumption of ity charges that still will stand While tension was eased a little by the deliveries sian soldiers crossed into the can sector of Berlin and arrested a German photographer He was the tenth German seized since day by the Russians and their man police either in the western parts of Berlin or along the border THE URG TIMES Truth Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons Look at the trouble third party caused In the Garden of Eden Vol 46 No 201 Adams County's Only Daily Newspaper GETTYSBURG PA MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 23 1948 Leased Wire Member of The PRICE THREE CENTS TAYLOR BARN CROPS OF TWO FARMS BURN Damage estimated at was done when fire resulting from a bolt of lightning destroyed a barn on the farm of Lester M Taylor one and miles south of Aspers on the ter Mills road Sunday afternoon at o'clock Chester McKenney and his family occupy the house on the farm but the farm work is conducted by Mr Taylor All crops of hay straw and oats from the two farms of Mr Taylor were stored in the barn and were released today destroyed A new rubber tire wagon which had not yet been used was destroyed together with other farm Named Officer Of Irving Alumnae Mrs Henry M Scharf Hotel was elected secretary of the Irving college Alumnae association at a held at inn Boiling Springs day Others in attendance included Mrs H C- Michael Mrs George H Thrush Miss Kdith Dorsey and Miss Ruth Koser Gettysburg and Mrs Oscar C Rice Sr Biglerville Mrs Scharf sang several solos companied by Mrs S F Snyder West Lincoln avenue Thomas P Headen deputy head of the American military ment information services division in Berlin He was abducted day in Potsdamer Plate where the Russian American and British zones meet It was not clear whether he had stepped across the vague boundary Lt Sherman Turner of Council Bluffs Iowa and Roland Myers of Brooklyn American military officers who were seized 18 days ago while on a border tion They had crossed into the Russian zone at Mellrichstadt 75 miles from Frankfurt apparently by mistake The Russians tried without success to force Turner and Myers to sign a receipt saying they entered the Russian zone of many without authority and took illegal pictures of the border Toward dusk the Russians re- leased Paul Hoppe German police chief for the Berlin borough of Kreuzberg in the U S zone can officials said Hoppe was ar- rested Saturday when he sought to negotiate the release of several of his policemen the Russians had taken The Soviets also returned a police jeep and its driver Headen was held 21 hours can officials who questioned him said the Russians did not mishandle machinery The Aspers fire company was summoned and succeeded in saving two small buildings close to the barn Heavy rains which filled a nearby stream furnished an ample supply of water for the four lines used by the firemen A number of firemen remained on duty until 2 o'clock this morning The barn measured 40 by 50 feet The loss is partially covered by in- surance Littlestown PLAN PLAY DAY TO END SEASON AT PLAYGROUND The Gettysburg Recreation ation Thursday will hold its first annual Play Day to mark the for- mal close of the current playground season For the affair scheduled to mark the of playground activities all of the events will be at the high school and all facilities there will be available including the football field use of which has been granted by the school board the association announced The day's events will conclude NAME PROGRAM FOR CONTESTS AT PLAYGROUND Clayton L Evans director of the playground activities announced day that there will be prizes for the with a moton picture a concert by the Blue and Gray band and pre- of awards to various youngsters for activities on Play Day and during the playground season To Give Awards Among the awards to be an- Thursday night will be those to the boy and the girl who have been most cooperative in playground activities this summer to the boy and girl who have shown the greatest leadership ability at the playgrounds and to the boy and girl who have shown the most best decorated bicycle and tricycle in courtesy on the playground WEAVERS HOLD OPEN MEETING THIS EVENING The session of the National Weavers conference convened at 9 o'clock this morning In Brua Chapel at Gettysburg college with an ad- dress by Mrs Helen D Young of Washington D C More than 50 weavers are expected to attend the gathering here under the direction of Mrs Osma Gallinger of Creative Crafts Guernsey The sions will close September 3 The meeting at 8 o'clock this ning in Brua chapel will be open to the public Mrs Gallinger said This is an innovation in it is tomary to restrict all sessions to weavers and registered members However because of the spread interest in our project we have decided to open sion to the public and all are in- Mrs Gallinger said Dr Hanson to Speak An address of welcome will be de- livered by Dr Henry W A Hanson president of the college followed by a talk on The Joy of Hand by Osma Couch Gallinger of Guernsey Demonstrations will The Art of by Loraine Kessenich of Milwaukee Weaving in the World of by Helen D Young Washington Bobbin Lace by Clara McNulty Stockton Kansas Weaving for Schools and by Florence E House of New York city Belts from Many Lands by Alice Couch of Creative Crafts Guernsey Chamber music will be played by Please Turn to Page Two Last Man's Club Meets On Friday The Last Man's club of the Sgt William M Steffy camp No 126 United Spanish War Veterans will hold a supper at the VFW home Carlisle street Friday evening at 8 o'clock Members of the auxiliary are in- Following the supper nation and election of officers will take place Present officers President Charles T Zeigler vice president John W Zercher over secretary John A man Visiting Motorist Posts Forfeit Bond Paul L Biggerstaff Whitman Mass arrested by state police of the Gettysburg Sunday on a charge of speeding posted for- feit bail of with Justice of the Peace Robert P Snyder William F Swope Aspers R 1 paid a fine of and costs to Squire Snyder on a reckless driving charge Borough police who filed the charge said Swope drove around Center square cutting in and out of heavy traffic on Saturday night August 14 AT PICNIC Approximately attended the annual Moose family picnic held Sunday at the South Mountain fair grounds near Arendtsville Despite rain which drove early arrivals into pavilions for well over an hour the members of the local Moose lodge their wives and children turned out for the largest attendance the lodge's history the contest to be held on the ground tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock Other events listed for the afternoon are relay races speed races trick riding obstacle races a slow race a candle race and also some tricycle races The contests are open to children of all ages and will be arranged according to the age groups The Starr Bible class of St Paul's Lutheran church will hold its August meeting on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs Irvin Kindig near town Those attending the meeting will gather at the home of Mrs Arthur Bair South Queen street at 7 o'clock and transportation will be provided In addition to the hostess who is chairman the August com- includes Mrs Edna Fortney and Mrs Augustus Study Surprise Party Held A surprise party was held in ob- servance of the birthday of Mrs Minnie DeGroft Lumber street at Park yesterday A picnic lunch was en- Please turn to Face ate awards for cooperation shp and courtesy will be made for each playground Activities will begin at o'clock Thursday morning with a girls dodge ball contest At 11 o'clock a boys volleyball game will be held At 1 p m Jrack boys will begin at o'clock a track meet for girls will start While the track meets are underway ing at o'clock various novelty races such as a three-legged race kangaroo hop elephant walk Flease turn to Pace 2 PREACHER Dr Harvey D Hoover preached a1 two services at Calvary church Bal timore Sunday in the absence o the pastor the Rev J T Bowers Dr Hoover will also preach at Baltimore church next Sunday SEVEN DRIVERS ARE GIVEN FINES Payment of fines and costs on charges by a number of were announced by the state PATS SECOND FINE George Worchester no address arrested Friday night on a disorderly conduct charge was fined and costs Saturday night by Justice of the Peace Robert P Snyder It was His second arrest for this offense He paid a fine of and costs day Borough charges police filed both Campfire Program Sunday Draws 200 More than 200 attended the fire program arranged by the tional Park Service Sunday night on East Cemetery hill at which slides of Ft McHenry Baltimore were shown The building of the fort its part in the defense of Baltimore against the British in 1814 its Civil War days and subsequent history and the story of Francis Scott Key and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner were told by Harold em historian of the Ft McHenry national monument and historic shrine The final campfire program of the season take place next week Motion pictures in color and sound of the West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands Highways to waii win be shown through the courtesy of United Airlines Brothers Pay On 3 Code Charges Frank Breckenridge 225 High street arrested Saturday night by borough police on a charge of driving a car without an operator's license was fined and costs by MARTIN'S TIM WINS Martin's Tim owned toy George R Martin West High street was a Sunday in American Kennel Club license trials at Dubois Fsu according to a telegram received by the dog's owner today Tan is be- ing taken on a tour of field trials across the state Weather Forecast Fair and slightly wanner tonight and Tuesday Local Weather Saturday's Saturday night's Sunday's Sunday night's tow Today at p m Week-end police today Chester L Martz Waynesboro paid and costs on a charge of not having a current inspection sticker before Justice of the Peace Ellis Stine Fairfield Loca J Caldwell Gettysburg R 1 paid a fine of and the costs on a no inspection sticker charge before Justice H L Harbaugh field Robert Hartdagen town also paid and costs on a no inspection sticker charge before Justice Harbaugh A M Nace Hanover R 3 paid and costs before Justice J B Bellinger Hanover for making a left turn in the face of oncoming traffic and Mrs Paul J Leonard burg paid a fine and costs be- fore Justice Elton Myers Idaville on a stop sign violation Roy Decker York Springs R 2 paid a fine of and costs before Justice of the Peace George Brant Dillsburg R D on a charge of ing to yield one-half of the way Henry Sharp Mumma Leidig Fulton county paid and costs before Justice R P Sonyder on an overweight truck charge STUDENT WEDS IN WASHINGTON Miss Varina Claire Richard daughter of Mr and Mrs Vernon I Richard of Washington D C became the bride of Walter Harban Snipe son of Mr and Mrs Frank H Snipe also of Washington in Saints Church there Saturday Th Rev George F LeMoine and the Rev F E Warren officiated at the o'clock ceremony Given in marriage by her father the bride wore a gown of marquisette and Alencon lace He veil of illusion was held by a Flem ish cap of Alencon lace and sh carried a bouquet of white orchids roses and lilies of the valley Miss Barbara Rosson was the mai of honor and Mrs John Kelso Shipe was matron of honor The maids were Miss Jeanne M Miss Jean E Gross Mrs Robert E Bondy Jr and Miss tense Fitzgerald Miss Patricia Cockey was the flower girl John Kelso Shipe served his ther as best man and the ushers were Robert S Schaeffer Edmund L Henshaw Donald K Duvall John T E Van Dausen Paul Geier and John Morgan Following a garden reception at the home of the bride's parents the couple left for a wedding trip to the Adirondacks The bride attended Westhampton college and George Washington uni- versity and her husband is ing Gettysburg college where he is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity Freed Thomas Headen deputy chief of the U.S tary Government's Information Control division in Berlin wbo was arrested in Potsdamer Platz by Soviet Military police is shown as a U.S Army captain in 1943 His release was announced today Car Damaged When It Hits Barricade An automobile operated by ert Walker suffered a damaged right rear fender early morning when it ran into a SPRAINS WRIST Melvin Eisenhart 26 East Berlin received treatment at the Warner hospital for a sprained left wrist received while digging a ditch at his home Saturday evening MISS BENNER E H CARBAUGH WED ON SUNDAY Miss Treva Ruth Benner ter of Mrs Sarah J Benner 114 East Middle street and the late Charles H Benner and Edward Harold son of Mr and Mrs Harold B Carbaugh 71 wehr avenue were united in riage Sunday afternoon at o'clock in the St James Lutheran church The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev Ralph R Gresh to the presence of the diate families and a large number of relatives and friends Preceding tHe ceremony a minute organ recital was presented by Prof Richard B Shade church organist Donald Bellinger sang At Dawning and Because The wedding marches were played for- the processional and re- The church was decorated with palms gladioli and asters Attended By Sister The bride's gown had a fitted bo- dice of white satin with long pointed sleeves and a high yoke of silk marquisette trimmed with a lace ruffle The full skirt of silk marquisette over net taffeta ended in a long train A lace-edged veil trimmed with orange blossoms adorned the head of the bride She carried a colonial bouquet of white gladioli and chrysanthemums with white satin streamers centered with a re- movable corsage of yellow rosebuds Her only jewelry was a string of pearls a gift of the bridegroom The maid of honor Miss Freda J Benner a sister of the bride was her only attendant She wore a gown of dusty rose taffeta with matching mitts She carried a colonial bouquet of rose gladioli and blue delphiniums trimmed with blue satin streamers and wore matching flowers in her hair The bride's mother wore a brown print dress with brown accessories and a corsage of white mums and yellow rosebuds The mother wore a black Please Torn To Page 2 CRASH SENDS NEWLYWEDS TO HOSPITAL HERE A wedding party Saturday after- noon ended with an automobile of a mile west of Fairfield which sent six persons to the Warner hospital In the local ambulance Florence Mae Berstler 19 of adelphia and Charles Thompson 35 also of Philadelphia were married Saturday morning at Hagerstown Saturday afternoon the bride and groom and their wedding party were en route home on the road from Zora to Fairfield when according to police the Thompson car smashed head-on into a car being driven toward Zora by Richard White 19 Fairfield R 1 Damage to the two cars was estimated at To Drive Mrs Thompson who was ing on a permit was driving her car She a fractured jaw severe tions of the throat and bruises Charles Thompson was found to have a fractured left foot tions of the face and scalp when brought to the hospital Roy Kline 20 Philadelphia had a cerebral con- cussion and multiple lacerations of the face Gail Brown 17 of delphia had a puncture wound of the left leg and minor bruises of the body Edward Graff 33 delphia suffered a sprained left leg lacerations of the mouth and several loosened teeth All were occupants of the Thompson car Richard White escaped with a cerebral concussion a severe tion of the scalp and a puncture wound of the right knee State police were continuing their investigation of the mishap which occurred on a slight curve Pf c Strang's Body Is Being Returned The body of Pfc Harry Elwood Strang South Mountain who was killed in Italy May Is among the Americans who lost lives during World War II being returned to the U S from Italy aboard the U S Army transport Carroll Victory the Department of the Army announced today The remains of 155 Pennsylvanians were aboard the ship A son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Strang Fayetteville was Included Private Strang was in- ducted into the Army through the Gettysburg board in 1942 He was employed at the Pennsylvania State Sanatorium at South Mountain be- fore being inducted into the Army Reports Hail On Sunday While some sections of Adams county were hit by wind rain and hailstorms over the week-end came off with little more than a half-inch of rain through showers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons The section reported cornfields damaged by hail while limbs were torn from trees by strong winds that accompanied the rain and hail Northern and western sections of the county experienced heavy rains with the week-end total at the Arendtsville weather station ing two inches AMSTERDAM FOR CHURCH SESSION Dr Abdel Ross Wentz president of the Gettysburg Lutheran seminary is one of four gates from the United States at- tending the first assembly of the World Council of Churches which opened Sunday in Amsterdam land Dr Wentz is a member of the World Council's provisional com- and was elected vice dent of the Lutheran World at its initial meeting in Lund Sweden Dr Wentz was accompanied to Amsterdam by his son the Rev Frederick K Wentz who resigned his pastorate at Culver City Calif and is attending the Amsterdam conference as an accredited visitor Dr Gotwald There Also Dr Wentz and his son sailed from New York city late in July going first to The Hague On August 2 Dr Wentz went to Geneva to work in the offices of the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches Later he went to recht for a meeting of the tive committee of the Lutheran World Federation and went from there to Amsterdam After the conference he will de- liver a series of lectures in over Germany and will attend a conference at Flensburg His son will visit France and Italy They expect to return September 14 Dr Luther AT Gotwald a of the seminary here is also attending the conference LEWIS METZ IS FIRST ON TRIAL IN COURT TERM Mete was found guilty by the jury which reported at The case of Metz Orrtanna R 1 on trial in county court here today on a charge of pointing a firearm was scheduled to reach tho jury this afternoon It was begun this morning Testimony was com- at noon and the Jury charged beginning at o'clock Metz is alleged to have fired two shots at the home of Clyde Sloat Orrtanna R 1 on July 9 State policeman George fied that one blast from a shotgun went through the front door and lodged in another door and a second shot smashed a radio in the kitchen of the Sloat home Metz said he went to the Sloat home to get his housekeeper whom he believed was visiting there He said he took the shotgun with him because he said Sloat had ened to blow my head off if he went there again Wanted To Get Even Metz said he had been drinking and admitted the shots and said he wanted to get even with Sloat The housekeeper only as Pauline was identified The defendant said the housekeeper was always coming home and breaking my door and window Prior to the start of the case Metz pleaded guilty to a charge of surety of the peace Among those who testified at the trial In addition to Ackerson were Ernest Wilkinson a lodger at the Sloat home Mr and Mrs Sloat and Mrs mother Mrs Fannie Shindledecker Persons in the kitchen at the time of the shooting escaped injury by taking refuge behind a door and the stove Attorney Edward B Bulleit was appointed by the to the defendant when Metz appeared without an attorney The jury in- cluded Harry Walters town Mrs Gertrude Winebrenner Baltimore street Charles New Oxford R D Charles E Raffensperger Biglerville Mrs Ambrose Myers Gettysburg R D C J Wilson Gettysburg Roy man Orrtanna R D Guy Beamer Aspers Frank J Eberbart burg R D Francis X Stevens Gettysburg R D Guy J Smith New Oxford R D and Herbert W Miller Biglerville R D BULLETINS NUPTIALS READ The marriage of Miss Geraldine M Eyler daughter of Mr and Mrs Darwin Eyler Biglerville to Edward J Windisch son of the late Mr and Mrs John Windisch Baltimore took place Saturday evening at 6 o'clock on the lawn at the home of the bride's brother-in-law and sister Mr and Mrs Arthur Ebbert Biglerville The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev Edmund Welker pastor of the bride of mixed flowers were used in decorating the lawn Preceding the ceremony Daniel Ebbert sang I Love You Truly and accompanied by Miss Barbara felter During the ceremony the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin was played by Miss Kleinfelter The bride who was given in riage by her father wore a light blue suit with white accessories and a corsage of white rosebuds Miss Dorothy Smith Biglerville the maid of honor wore a light grey suit and a corsage of pink rosebuds Charles Sauers Baltimore was the best man On Wedding Trip The bride's mother wore a blue dress and a corsage of pink and white rosebuds The foster mother wore a black dress and a corsage of pink and white Note Of Regret Amsterdam The Netherlands Aug 23 The World Council of Churches opened its first business session today on a note of regret at the absence of any official from Communions of the Roman Catholic the Russian Ortho- dox the Southern United States Baptist and the Missouri synod of the Lutheran church The absence of these Communions was explained by Dr W A Visser T Hooft general secretary of the World Council Invitations had stated that if official participation were not desired unofficial ob- servers would be welcomed from the Communions The Russian church's decision to decline was made at a conference of the eastern Orthodox Church in Moscow in July Dr T Hooft ex- It was said at the ence that unofficial observers filiated with the Russian church outside of the Soviet Union were present New York Aug 23 Babe Justice of the Peace barricade at North Washington and here A second charge of disorderly j conduct was also filed against him and he was released in bail for a hearing this morning He pleaded guilty and was fined another and costs His brother George Breckenridge Hanover R 3 was arrested on a charge of permitting an unlicensed operator to drive his car and paid a fine of and costs Saturday night Both are Negroes Stevens streets borough police re- ported Police said they did not know who placed the barricade The gating officer reported he moved it oat of the way Another motorist reported almost hitting it 80 60 78 65 77 0.62 FRUIT PICKER RELEASED Pat Arnold 63 a transient fruit picker arrested Saturday night on a disorderly conduct charge was released Sunday morning from jail on the assurance of his that a fine of and costs would be paid Borough police made the arrest PATS STOP SIGN FINE Richard Laverne Kindsvatter Hagerstown paid a fine of and costs before Justice of the Peace Ellis Stine on a stop sign violation placed by state police LIONS TO MEET Gettysburg Lions will meet this evening at o'clock at park for their weekly dinner ing A directors meeting follow the regular dab session Rath set aside part of bis estate to be used for the interests of the kids of his win showed today The wiO provided for the home ran kind's widow and daughters and left 19 per cent of the remainder for kids It was filed in court for probate today Athens Aug 23 OT The Greek army turning north and east from the Grammes mountains today rooted guerrillas wbo were moving toward the area with the parent aim of finding a new home for Free Greece A said the rebels en- tered Greece from Albania directly west of Kastoria Government troops their advance and sent them scurrying toward the southeast spokesman said this stopped their march toward Stockholm Sweden W Jews asserted today two ed Israeli soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated while ers of Arabs in Jerusalem's Inter- national Red Cross zone A third Israeli prisoner the Jews declared or was killed Shertok Israeli foreign minister protested the incidents to Count dotte Washington Aug 23 Con- gressional spy said day Elizabeth T Benlley fa ready to ten how a Soviet spy ring went after America's wartime industrial crets One member of the House activities committee said he fears the Russians may have been highly successfuL Following the ceremony a tion was held on the lawn at the Ebbert home A three-tier wedding cake featured the bride's table proximately 125 persons were ent Following the reception the couple left on a wedding trip through Ohio Upon their return the couple will reside at their home near town Mrs Windisch was formerly em- ployed as a telephone operator at the exchange Mr isch is employed as an electric er in the Baltimore shipyards Youth Smashes Car Passenger Is Cut Filmore H Arnold 19 Dillsburg R 1 according to state police made a flying trip three miles south of Dillsburg along the Gettysburg road Sunday night at 11 o'clock which resulted in the destruction of his car the breaking off of a utility pole and slight injuries to Homer Vandevender Dillsburg R 2 a senger in Arnold's car According to police Arnold's hicle ran off the side of the road struck a utility pole knocked down the pole and dragged it 50 feet after tearing it loose from its wires crossed a gully eight feet deep and 12 feet wide apparently by GUILTY PLEAS SHORTEN TRIAL LIST IN COURT Seven pleas of guilty and the ness of another defendant this morning reduced to 15 the number of cases that will be heard by the current jury panel District ney Daniel E Teeter said today Fleas announced by the district attorney were made by Ralph W Starkey Gettysburg R 4 charged with drunken driving J Gerald Spangler Dover R 2 drunken ing James F Pennington Keyser W drunken driving John W George Harold and Richard E Rock all of Chambersburg and all charged with aggravated assault and battery and Stanley Boltz ners R 2 charged with driving after his license was suspended Twenty-three cases were ly scheduled for court this week With the seven pleas the reported illness of Joseph W lisle Barracks who was to be tried on a drunken driving charge and with the two cases against Lewis Metz Orrtanna R heard this morning the number of cases re- maining on the docket is 13 all it was stated today is now at the Valley Forge Military hospital A number of those who were to appear for jury duty have been ex- Clerk of Courts Mrs Emma Sheffer reported this morning Those excused from serving daring the August term were Mrs Alan Allamong Fairfield R Viola EL Green Gettysburg R Mrs straight across since no tracks ted Evelyn Knox Gettysburg R into the gully and finally Anna McCann iCss AT John A Zimmerman commander of the Sgt William M camp No 126 United Spanish War erans is to Washington D C at- tending national convention of the which opened Sunday and will conclude Thursday He is Uw delegate from the local camp after smashing into a tree Vandevender has a laceration of the left Up and chin He was ed by Dr John Miller at Dillsburg Arnold was unhurt Damage talled and police are continuing their investigation CHARGE IS WITHDRAWN Richardson Jr Carlisle arrested Friday night by Sheriff Dorsey J Schultz and State Earl street Maude Gettysburg and Miss Ruth A Zeigler East lin Excused from service for today were George P Black Gettysburg and George Steinberger Fairfield LEVTZ REUNION Sixty-nine persons attended the Lentz family reunion held Sunday at the St Ignatius church grounds Buchanan Valley The following officers were President Mrs Report Theft At Bus Terminal Between and was re- ported stolen at the Greyhound Policeman James Walsh on an i Irwin Wood secretary post house last Friday night it was sault and battery charge filed Howard Gettysburg R learned today The money was taken his sister Catherine was discharged from a cabinet according to tile by Justice of the Peace John H post house manager A report was i Basehore Saturday night when the and treasurers Kane Biglerville The game committee was composed at Mrs Harry made to borough police the manager said No further details were given Hastes sister withdrew the charge er Jr and Mrs Albert Stenger son had been in jail pending a i both of Next year tog Saturday night He was assessed j the will be held at Caledonia the costs of the action park to June
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