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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER tonlfht temperatures. Full Leaied Wire Report of The Awciated VOLUME 48, NO. 112 WINONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 28. t948 Member of the Audit Bureau of TlVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS Changes in Republican Party Noted ny Joseph and Stewart AIsop In tho long run, tho public emergence of a new kind ot Republicanism is likely to be con- sidered thc most Important event of this convention. It was because thc Republican party had already chiinKecl greatly, without many peo- ple really noticing it, thnt Thomas Dewey and Earl Warren were so quickly chosen as tho standard bearers. Duwey ivnd Warren sym- tho fliuil triumph of thc modern-minded Republicans, -whose very existence has sometimes been obscured by the disproportionate number of men Hko Representative John Taber In thc Republican majority In Contacts. Tho proof of the-se conclusions Is to bo found, curiously enough, in the miscalculation In the strategy of tho small political underground that proposed to draft Senator Ar- thur H. Vanclenber? for thc presi- dency. Sn astute a politician as Senator Henry Cabot Lodge firmly believed, until thc very day tho convention opened, that the forces of Governor Dewey and Senator Robert A. Taft would bo so evenly balanced as to produce a deadlock It Is ancient history that the idea then was to offer Vnndonbcrg as n compromise. WHAT IN FACT happened was that the forces of Senator Taft, who commanded the support of the Republican right wing, turned out to be much weaker than had been expected. Senator Taft himself comos out of thc convention, ns one could have anticipated, with In- creased stature. From start to fin- ish, ho showed unfailing strength of character, good sportsmanship and an odd. attractive kind of im personal common sense. No deadlock materialized, not be- cause Taft failed as a leader, but simply because of tho increasing rarity of thc men designed In the classical Imago of the old-fash- Jonecl Republicanism men Hko Tnft's Texan supporter, Colonel R. H. Crcagcr. who becnmo mnstcr of the pfvrty In Texas under Warren Gamaliel Harding: or old Harrison Sparkler ot Iowa, or Taft's manager, Clurenco Brown of Ohio. Although very different from Taft In charac- ter, these wcro the men who con- stituted tho Taft bloc. And they not only n relatively small minority of the whole convention; although they aro reputed to be thc practical masters of the political craft, they were also constantly out- smarted by DcwoyXbrllllant organ- ization, headed by Herbert Brown- cll. Look at thr 'huge Brown, whose natural habitat seems to be a smoke-filled room. Then look at the slender, precise Brownell, who seems to bo rather out of place away from n KOOCI law office or modernist pro- fessor's platform. You seo at once the difference between tho old Re- publican party nncl the new. THK CANDIDATES themselves, of course, express tho change in the Republican pnrty better than any one else. Of Dowey's record, noth- ing needs to be saltl. because every- thing has been said so often al- ready. His character, however, re- miiliis surprisingly purallnp, consid- ering the length and great im- portance of his public service. He Is not the sort of political Iraclfr who arouses any personal fervor ot affection among his fol- lowers, ft Is rmrcl to know why this Is so. unless thc cool, almost me- rhaniciil efficiency of the man strikes something of a chill into tho.ir who do not know him Intl- VY Cargo Planes Crack Berlin Siege r- i II7MI Food Will Be Three Earthquakes and Fire Wreck Jap Community Flown Into WT mately. On the other hand, he has around him, as the.ic correspon- reported at the time of his ro-clrcllon to tho New York Gover- norship, the best staff that any American political chlettaln In a good ninny decades has ever possess- ed. And from this stall, he com- inaiicls really passionate loyalty. In short, lie must bo much more likable at close range than on a platform, and this Is Important, for a man's personal staff must Inevitably know- all his sramy titles. More Important still, Dewey and his stivtf posMtsK really remarkable pxporloiice and competence In the art ot Kovovnmcnt. In this respect, political leadership Is a little like ii plumbing may be nice to IIUVP It orchid-colored, but what matters Is (hut It should work. The working effectiveness of leudorshlp Is, finally, greatly en- hnnoecl by tho choice of Earl Warren ns his. running mate, 1VAKKKX l.i by long odds the most progressive of all the Repub- lican.-, of national stature. He Is tin rnsy-teinpercd. genial man, but Rennebohm Calls Special Session for July 19 to-The Justice Barlow Dead at 61; Rites Wednesday at Arcadia Arcadia, Wis, By Staff Writer -This Trempcaleau county community was pre- paring today to bury one of its favorite Supreme Court Justice Elmer E. Barlow. Justice Barlow, who called himself "a Wisconsin farm boy come to collapsed and died of a heart. T. C. College Faculty Pay Increase Voted St. Paul The state teachers college board today voted increases ror teachers college faculty mem- bers. The raises can't go into effect, however, until tho fall of 1949. and then only if.the legislature approves. The Increases would range from to n year. The board set up n new scale to start at to a year with a top of to The present starting range was not changed. The present top range Is to The board also voted to ask the legislature to Increase the per quarter student fee. Basis for Peace To Be Presented To Jews, Arabs By Edward Curtis United Nations Palestine mediator says his propos- als for a "basis for further discus- sion" toward pence will be hur.dcd Amb and Jewish officials today or tomorrow. The mediator, Count Folke Bcr- nadotte, told n. news conference here last night both parties must be clv-j en the suggestions at the same time' and will decide with him when to publish (At the U.N.'s Lake Success head- quarters, both the Bernadottc form- ula and the reaction .of the dis- puting parties are expected to be cnown before the end of the week.) Bernadottc Indicated his propos- als are not a hard-and-fast, take- t-or-leave-lt peace plan. He said, 'both parties have the right to come forward with counter suggestions." Israeli experts who have talked with Bernaclotte on Rhodes are to go back to Tel Aviv with his ideas today, he said. They plan to travel with John Reeclmtm of Bernndottc's staff and .Colonel Thord Bonclc, chief of U.N. truce observers, in Bondc's plnnc. Arab experts here will not leave until they learn definitely whore Arab league delegates are meeting tomorrow, the mediator said. (The league's secretary general, Arcle! Rahmrm Araam Pasna, said afternoon while playing golf at Baileys Harbor, Door county. He was Cl years old. The citizens of his native com- munity will pay their final.tribute in a service at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the armory. It will be conducted by the Arcadia Masonic lodge, andi burial will be in the family plot of the Arcadia The body win arrive here early Tuesday afternoon, following a ser- vice at 10 a.'m. in the Frautschl chapel, Madison, and will be at the Webb luneral home until the time of the service, Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening. Fellow Justices Justice Barlow's personal friends in Trempcaleau county and Madi- son and his fellow justices will be the active and honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers will be C. E. Fuglna, his longtime law partner; Dr. W. E. English and Err.il Rotor- ing, Arcadia; G. L. Broadfoot, Mondovl, Wisconsin attorney gene- ral, and C. G. Mathys and H. F. Ibach, Madison. Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Wisconsin supreme court and Ward Rector, Madison, former justice. Chief Justice Marvin B. Rosen- berry will be in charge at the Madison service. Throughout his life the justice had been 'a leader. Wherever he was known he was extremely popu- lar. While attending the University (Continued on Papc 3, Column 3.) BARLOW Elmer E. Barlow Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with Madison, Wis. Governor Rennebohm said today he would call a special session of the legisla- ture to begin Monday, July 19, but did not specify whether the session would be limited to consideration of veterans housing. William Walker, executive secre- tary to the governor, said it could be assumed that the session would deal primarily with veterans hous- ing. "We have, he added, Immell Seeks Republican Nomination for Governor West Coast Of Honshu Hardest Hit With Stricken Area Disrupted By Russell Brines Tokyo- Three heavy earth- quakes'followed by fire wrecked the western Honshu city of Fukui late Japanese newspapers guessed the total of dead and injured might reach but U. S. occupation authorities said first fears had proved excessive and declined to make an estimate. The only known, casualty figures ten dead and 60 injured at Daishoji, coastal village 20 miles northeast of Fukui. "It is apparently not as bad as we thought it said Brigadier General Crawford Sams, head of the occupation's health and wel- fare section. "Damage appears to- be pretty well localized." Fires sprang up after the series of quakes which began at p. m. Fanned by a brisk wind the fires destroyed half the city. They still raged six hours after the temblors. Forty thousand were homeless. Army Sends Relief A fully equipped U. S. Army re- lief train was rushed to Fukui, coastal city fronting the Sea of Japan. Army reports from its men on the scene said GO persons were in- jured at Daishoji, 20 miles north- cast of Fukui, but there were no known dead. Previous Japanese re- ports had said 300 were killed there. Five hundred Daishoji homes were destroyed. Other Army reports said there was no fire and damage was slight at the big manufacturing city of Kanazawa. A long silence from the city of persons had produced fears of a heavy toll. Few American occupation person- nel arc stationed in the quake area. -_ Tidal wave warnings were Issued. thrillers, admitted plunging a hunt- Japanese, remembering the Ing knife into her 'received requests to include a dozen subjects in the special session. Whether these will be considered will be determined later." The demands for a special session have been received by the governor since the state supreme court on March 29 declared a 1947 veterans housing act unconstitutional. The governor has also been asked to have a special session act on more liberal old age pensions, reapportionment, conservation matters and the cor- rupt practices act. Wis. Ralph M. Immell. 53, Madison, Wis., declaring he would offer "honest, sincere and decent government if an- nounced Sunday he would seek the Republican nomination for governor in Wisconsin's fall election. Immell, who was runner-up in the 1946 election when the late Governor Walter S. Goodland was elected, has been attending sessions of the na- tional G. O. P. convention. He said: "I have no machine. I head no faction. I make no secret agree- ments. I bow to no pressure groups. I shall plead my case before the bar of public opinion. "We can no longer mark time or subordinate future of our state and its people to selfish purposes of fading party masters or unbridled ambitions of their obedient lieu- tenants. I appeal to champions of free government who believe in gov- ernment under law and are opposed to government by capricious ano selfish adventurers in vineyards of civic glory." Filipino Star Admits Killing Leading Lady W) Authorities said to- day a Filipino film star confessed the knife slaying of his beautiful dark-haired leading lady. Lilian Velez, and her maid. City Attorney Jose Fernandez said Warding Anzures, 21-year-old hero Ul J. who died In the 1923 Tokyo quake, were jittery. The heaviest damage appeared to be in three prefectures, Fukui, Ishi- kawa and Toyama. Buildings in hun- dred miles to the and the quakes were felt at Nagoya, Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto. ller home In suburban Quezion city early Sunday. The actress' four-year-old daugh- ter, Vivian, told police earlier she had peeked through a crack in her bedroom door about 2 a, m., and had seen the slaying. Police said the tot named Anzures, a close friend of the family, as the slayer. (Honolulu reported a sharp earth- i Fernandez said he expected to file In- quake there at a. m. Honolulu The Osaka meteorlogical service said the first of three temblors struck at a. m. Other reports placed the number of temblors at 62; high Tuesday 76. Communications with the stricken area were disrupted. Meager re- ports were received by the u. S. Army headquarters in Kyoto, which Is about 75 miles from the hardest nit areas. In Fukui, Asahi said 90 per cent buildings had col- moderate temperature. Low tonight of tne town's lapsed. One seven-story concrete depart- LOCAL WEATHER Official observations -for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 82; minimum, 61; noon. 76; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, 65; noon, 71; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. n flk'litor wliiMi aroused. And thojlust night Its political committee thliiis- Unit most strongly arouses his win meet tomorrow in Cairo.) spirit Is thc greatest clan gor for tho grab- bing for anything that Is not nailed clown, by the large special interests that still ri'Kiircl the Republican party as their very own. From this, under Dewey and Warren, thc-ro is reason to hope the country should be safe. The Republican majority of Con- gress may still wish to celebrate a carnival of reaction, as President Trtmian charges, But Dcwcy, lead- ing hln party back to the good fruits of office after many hungry yearn, should long enjoy the same conrrol ot Congress that Franklin Rocwovclt enjoyed for similar rea- sons from 193G to 103B. Bernaclotte has undertaken nego- tiations during a four-week truce that runs out July 9. He told re- porters he could not say whether his discussions "will result in pro- longations ot the truce." He said the Egyptian premier has promised a thorough investigation of the Incident in which an Egyptian Spitfire shot at a UJN. plane in Palestine last Friday, He said ho has asked Jewish au- thorities to "answer some ques- tions" on how his truce observer came to be barred from a beach near Natanya when Irgun Zval Lcumi tried to land munitions there last Tuesday over Israeli government op- position. Young Lobster Fisherman Rides 60-Foot Whale Provincetown, Mass. A story worthy of competing with the top thrilling tales of the old ivhallnff days was recorded today by a 17-year-old lobster fisherman who "roclc" a 60-foot mammal bareback. The strange story was told by Frank E. Cabral, Jr., after he brought ashore by his father yesterday. Frank nnd his dad were haul- Insr lobster pots in separate dories about 500 yards apart off Race point when a huge whale came up rifht under Frank's small dory. Both Frank and boat were thrown, he esti- mated, about 15 feet into the air. When he came down, the younK fisherman said, he landed on the whale's back. He dusr his fingers deep into the soft blubber. After a short ride of "20 knots or Frank related, the whale sounded and he took a long chance and dove off before tbc mammal submerged. Younp Cabral swam as fast as he could to his father's dory and was pulled aboard. "It was a funny Frank exclaimed as he examined his dory which bad a large hole in the bottom- 4. Bemldji Chicago .........i 81 Denver 65 i Des Moines 81 iDuluth ..-..........72 Int. Falls ..........70 Kansas City 86 Los Angeles .......75 Miami 86 .14 Paul 68 New Orleans .95 New York.......76 Seattle ..........81 Phoenix .........104 Washington .....93 Edmonton ........75 Regina ...........77 The Pas .........70 Winnipeg 76 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change 51 68 47 66 52 47 78 59 80 64 76 65 58 71 72 45 49 55 57 .07 1.12 .44 ment store fell in, the newspaper said. City Reported Aflame Reports to the U. S. Army here said that Kanazawa, another West coast city, with a population of was aflame. In Ishikawa, Asahi said police re- ported 15 were known dead and 50 injured. That figure does not In- clude any Kanazawa city reports. The U. S. Eighth Army staff be- gan work immediately after the quakes were reported in an effort to obtain reliable information on which to base relief measures. How' charges against the actor later to- day He quoted Ar.zures as saying: "I did it. I don't know what hap- pened or how. I was under a spell. I do funny things sometimes and everything Just goes blank." Miss Velez1 husband, Jose Cli- maco, a night club entertainer and manager, said he knew of no mo- tive for the slaying. Fernandez said Anzures told him: "I've been there (the actress' home) on many occa- sions." Four Army Training Centers to Reopen Washington The Army estimated today that between 000 and men probably will be inducted during the first year of the new military draft. This is considerably above a pre- vious estimate that to 225.000 Served in Both Wars Immell said he had served in World Wars I and II, in the Wis- consin National Guard, as executive secretary in the governor's office as adjutant general, chairman and acting director of the state con- servation department and as first state director of WPA. If elected, he said, "It will be my purpose to surround myself with such leadership as is necessary to reconstruct our foundering cduca- (Continucd on Page 3, Column 6.) KEVIELL ever, four hours later they had re- ceived but fragmentary reports from Japanese sources. Attempts to con-jters be put into uniform during the period. The first call for Induction, start- ing soon after September 22, will be relatively small." Army Secretary Koyall told a news conference. But he said the calls will increase until Air Power Termed Best Peace Pleader "Air power nnd all that it means is more than war air power is peace power, Brigadier General John F. MC- Connell said here today. General McConncll spoke at the National Aeronautic association convention. He is chief of the Ra- tional Guard and Reserve affairs division of the Air Force. "Until we are certain that war itself can be he said, -until we have positive assurance that the nations of mankind will not rise against each other, we must prepare and remain prepared for the possibility of war. The destiny of this nation and of the civiliza- tion to come lies in air power." Prince Pledges Sweden to Aid Move for Peace St. Prince Bertil of Sweden has pledged his nation to constructive international coopera- tion. "It is only by stubbornly renewing our efforts to overcome the con- flicts between the nations and group of nations and by constantly appealing to common sense and reason that we shall be able to save civilization and establish real peace and security in the he saJd Allied Zone 39 More Big Transports Sent to Germany By John M. Hightowcr Washington The United tates rushed a fleet of huge cargo planes to Germany today to help jreak a Russian blockade of ground transport to western Berlin. As food supplies dwindled for _ 000 000 Bcrliners, diplomats pre- dicted the western powers shortly would make a direct demand on tho Kremlin to lift the traffic nooso from their sectors. Air Force headquarters announces last night that about 39 of the Die four-engine C-54 flying boxcars lad been ordered to Germany to help ferry lood and other urgently needed supplies into the American sector of Berlin. The action gave one more indica- tion of the determination of the United States, along with Britain and Prance, to stand fast and resist Soviet efforts to block rail, highway and canal transport into the city. Pressure on Berlin Officials here interpret the Rus- sian actions as designed primarily to force the three western powers out of Berlin and then convert it nto the communist-controlled capi- tal of an eastern German, state. A British foreign office spokes- man said yesterday in London that ihe western nations were consider- ing a direct "approach" to Moscow, evidently in an effort to obtain an order from Premier Stalin which would reverse the Soviet policies In Berlin and ease the highly danger- ous situation developing there. State department officials had no comment on the British statement. Tile London, spokesman did not make clear what form the "ap- proach." would take, whether in single note or three similar notes. However, arguments the threw powers have made to date against the Russian actions Indicate the approach probably would fce, based on two major points. 1. They could argue that tinder agreements made at the end of war the western powers were ac- cepted by Russia without qualifica- tion ns joint occupants or the capital of defeated Germany, Their right to be in the city, they may also arpruc, includes the more the average monthly induction rate also announced thc names o .31 .33 .43 .08 tact military, government teams in area have been fruitless thus far. The meteorlogical service placed the center of the quake at the mouth of the Kuzuryu river close to Fukui city. Kanazawa is the largest Japanese city on the Honshu west coast be- tween Niigata and Maizuru, It is a manufacturing city, located about 40 miles northeast of Fukui. Earlier reports from Daishoji said to be reopened as division training centers for inductees and the expected to vo- lunteers expected during the coming year. They are Fort Rlley, Kan., Tenth infantry (mountain Camp Chaffee, Fifth armored di- vision; Camp Breckeuridge, Ky., 101st air borne division; and Camp Pickett, Va., 17th airborne division. Four other training ce.ntcre were announced previously Fort Ord, Calif.; Fort Jackson, S. C.; Fort j that 900 homes there were destroyed. Dlx, If. J.: and Fort Knox, Ky. The prince spoke before a crowd _ con- Th-e prince's talk wns a part of the observance of the 100th anniver- sary of the arrival of Swedish pion- eers in the northwest. Prince Bertil offered to carry per- sonal greetings from Minnesotans to their relations in Sweden. Governor Youngdahl, in his talk, paid tribute to swedes for their contributions -to the development of Minnesota and the Northwest. Prince Bertil and his party left for Chicago at a. m. today. Red Wing 14 Lake City Reads ..........12 Dam 4, T. W, Dam 5, T. W. Dam 5A, T. W. Wlnonn........ Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T, W. Dakota Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T. W. La Crosse........ 12 13 2.7 6.3 3.5 4.3 2.9 3.4 5.5 9.2 4.3 7.5 9.5 1.8 4.6 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand. 1.4 0.1 0. I 0.2 -fO.3 CHICAGO BANDIT HELD BULLETIN of a band of robbers who eluded the big- Best roan-trap in Cook county history was traced to his home and captured today. Police Commissioner Stanley Uemskl of suburban Lyons announced that Jerry Malleck, 23, Chica- go, made an oral statement that he was one of the four men who held up a gambling joint and shot two policemen in a, running (run fight. He said he fired a rifle in the getaway. Chicago (IP) Five machine gun bandits 'who held up an al- had been surrounded in a nearby stone quarry in the southwestern section of the county. Treasury agents and police said they might have found some tell- tale evidence, however, in guns, ammunition and the abandoned Zumbro at Thellman. Buffalo above Alma 1.4 Trempealeau at Dodge 0.2 Black at Neillsville 3.1 -1-0.2 Black at Galesvllle 2.4 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 Root at Houston 6.1 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberg) During the next 36 hours, three will be no material changes in the pool elevations except a slight rise at the Lynxville and Guttenberg _... dams due to heavy rainfall in that men slipped out of a ring of 200 ol- section fleers on a freight; train after they Saturday and shot two policemen In. a running .gun battle appeared today to have eluded the biggest man-trap in Cook county history. Police expressed belief the gun- the building. As he stepped from the car he was felled by two bullets in the abdomen. Peterson crawled back into his car and radioed an alarm. Lieutenant Joseph Clegs and other suburban LaGrange police took up the chase. flc right to transport food and other supplies through the Soviet zono and that the Russian zone com- mander has no legal power to deny 2. City Powder They may warn Moscow in. stiff terms that the Soviets have created a powder keg in Berlin, and must bear full responsibility for Uie consequences if they persist in their present course. Diplomatic speculation on the Russian response W such a note gives high priority to the possibility that the Kremlin may propose a new meeting of the council of fo- reign ministers to try to iron out tho difficulties. Such a meeting- was urged last week by a conference of the eastern bloc nations at Warsaw which Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov attended. The United States government, however, is cool to the idea because officials here sec little chance of making any substantial progress toward settlement of major German issues until the whole European picture has been clarified some- what throuph the Marshall plan recovery program and related devel- opments. Planes Reach Berlin at 8-Minute Intervals By Lynn HcinzcrlinfT Berlin United States trans- port planes were arriving at Temple- hop airport at eight-minute inter- vals today with food and other supplies for this Soviet-blockaded city. A total of 120 planes wns expected to ily the corridor over the Russian zone during the day to supply the U. S. Army post in Berlin and fill the most urgent needs of the 000 or so Germans in Berlin's three western sectors. Special crews were duty at the airport to unload the planes so they could return as quickly as possible. The U. S. Air Force hoped to send 100 or more planes in daily ns tong- as necessary. But even the 120 plnncs scheduled today could bring only 300 tons of supplies. For the people of the western sectors the western Allies formerly brought in tons of food daily by rail. One of the greatest airlifts sincB tile war wns gaining momentum, to aid Berlin, locked by land from its natural supplies under Russian order. A fleet of IWRC C-54 Sky- mastcr transports was to arrive in Germany from America in a few days. In Berlin tension relaxed somc- UHlIIlulllliUll utiv- n' A11 car About the bulk of the (They engaged the fleeing car in a; thc currcncy exchange of holdup loot, also was found with gun battle during which Clegs was Jast %vcek was completed and the guns. slightly' wounded in an arm. St0rcs reopened for business. But _ ____ ml-..-. trt f.VlfM_____ j 1. iMUMV Q ftf Police -were checking thc wea- pons and car for fingerprints. Fed- eral treasury agents were tracing serial numbers on the guns, a car- bine, three .45 caliber pistols, a shot- gun and a submachine gun. The chase began as the gunmen KUU UK 1 n leced gambling and handbook spot left the holdup scene. A child v..io _D. _ii._______i j 4-Vn n said she saw the men shoot a Jock off the door quickly informed a nearby filling station operator who called police. The fugitives sped on to thc quarry and surrounding swamp- land where they abandoned the car. More than 200 policemen surround- ed and searched the area' through- out the night. Until darkness 11 planes from thc Glenview Naval Air, station circled over tbc area in an effort to spot the fugitives. A crewman of the passing freight, train said he saw three men board the quarry about tho time began. He added that arrived as the bandits emerged suburb.. over the city hung a threat of hunger. Even thc Americans and British were under austerity and rationing rules. Germans in the American, British, and French sectors have been Ret- ting no food by railroad and high- way since thc blockade went into full force the middle of last week. They have been getting a few small shipments by plane and barge. Thc Russians ordered the Berlin city government today not to ac-
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