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Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1922, Joplin, Missouri MAKE IT OF ZINC NEW April flrmnv itpot Zino steady East Louis delivery spot April spot futures zinc spot luturoa JOPLIN NEWS ONE OF THE FIVE MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS UECEiVIX THE FULL ASSOCIATED DAY DISPATCHES MISSOURI ami linhly tnnlght and not much change in In east portion cooler gen erally cnolnr In iMist portion Wcdnemlny generally FIFTIETH LAST EDITION APRIL AFTERNOON PAPER PRICE FIVE 11 DROWN IISSI PTIOH OF in NED French Threaten to Withdraw Unless Reparations Figures Are Maintained and Disarm ament Discussion Barred April Associated Genoa conference is drift ing toward the rocks Whether it can bo kept from wreckage depends upon the possibility of adjusting new demands of the Russian soviet delegates with the position of the allied governments who declare they wilt steadfastly stand by the adopted at Cannes On which the con ference is The situation is made more criti cal by the French premiers frank warning in his address at Bar Le Due yesterday that France will withdraw from tho conference if she is unable to sec that the ideas cvpresscd by tho French cabinet before parliament can These French practical demands in clude maintenance of the repara tions disbarment of all disar mament discussion and no changing of exsisting treaties at In addi France insist on rigid adherence to the Canne resolutions which call for the payment of Russias prewar debts and the restitution by the soviet of for eigners property in Conference Brealcs Up The conference of experts on the Russian question broke up yesterday and adjourned sine die because the ex perts representing the powers found tho Russians new set of proposals ab solutely in contradiction to the soviet note accepting the allies terms a basis future Yesterday the Bolsheviki announced their decliimtion to 1cstore private property because everything was nation alized in butin their note of acceptance they voiced willingness to re Blore such property or indemnify the provided the countrys war debts to the allies were cut down and financial help for Russia1forth Instead of accepting the allies de mands for the payment of war debts with the undcrstanging that these dehets be scaled down and the arrears in interest either postponed or remitt ed in the Bolsheviki had an en tirely different They ask ed the complete annulment of all war Soviets ask Moratorium Whereas they previously lyid agreed to the payment of the financial obli gations due to foreign nationals which are usually referred to as the prewar the soviet spokesmen asked for a moratorium of 30 years on these debts and the cancellation of the according to the allied ver sion of the This cancellation j was to apply both to the and to the period of the the Russians made clear tiiiit in refusing to restore private property in Russia this would not im ply any surrender by Russian citi ssens of their rights to hold property in fee simple in foreign lands bour geoise countries where the right to possess property went to the bourgeoiso said the were their hut they could only gront them nn condition that the powers repre sented at Genoa would first agree to recognize the soviet government and accord it adequate financial help for its proper economic Under these said Sir Laming chairman nf the We cannot discuss things any We must refer this matter of our respective govern It was then decided to adjourn the sittings sine All the experts except the Russians to meet today and go over the entire The Russians contend that their gen eral attitude as to making a treaty with the powers has been misinter preted and one of the delegates charged thut faulty translations had been Hindu of their countersuggestions last Despite the serious the heads of the various delegations havo not abandoned frankly informed the Associated Press that they saw no possibility of making any arrangement with the Soviets un less the latter radically modified their french Urge Ultimatum April Associa ted is reliable informa declares a Central News dispatch from that Barthou of the French delegation received telegraphic instructions today to insist at tho con ference upon the terms contained in Premier Poincares speech of The French the mes has declared it will press for a 48hour ultimatum to Russia or else break from tbe conference Premier Poincares speech created great in conference cir il is Tho French premiers remarks were made in the course of a speech yes terday at Bar Lo in which he said that Franco must insist upon the execution of the treaty of nnd that unless there was execution of tho treaty by tho allied powers France would undertake to see that the terms of the pact were Loud Calls of Tax at Depots Banned by Hine On instruction from Mayor Chief of Police Hine this morn ing instructed all members of the police department to stop a practice of tax icab drivers at tbe various railroad sta tions of soliciting passengers by loud talking and Hine explained that the action was taken because the drivers havo j boisterous and annoy passengers alight ing from as well as other per The call taxi often borders on being and the drivers act as if they were calling for their own 10 B OBSERVED HERE I Gas Rate Boost in 3 Towns of County Denied Bulletin That the Jopliu Gas Company will make application to the public service commission within the next 10 days llcw ra1c WOH announccd this by George at Merchants Promise Biggest Bargains of afternoon Of Baseball Season Will Be torney for the gas Added Attraction Grayston declared it has not yet boon decided what rate will be whether it will be n flat increased rate game of the season on home a higher rate for the thousand and the big baseball Jopiin fret and rates for will observe Thursday as Suburban cnch succeeding thousand In addition to the opening baseball amusement and to see which can call I Hundreds of outoftown visitors the Hino arc expected to participate both in the Missouri Public Service Com mission today denied rate increases sought by gas companies serving Carth AVcbb City and Judge Bein of the commission dissented ns to the findings in the Wobb City and Cartcrville j representing all lines of j The commission today ordered an have agreed to participate in the Subi appraisal of the Joplin gas The i urban day Retail concern is not seeking rate which reached peak for the season it wns Ion the day before is expected Copies of the ordinance regarding j baseball exercises nnd in the shopping the manner of soliciting business tnxicabs were furnished each Ithnt w111 rcsult thu llIU8Uul It provides that only a sign taxi ducemcnts merchants arc preparing to shall appear on the taxicab that they shall not solicit fares by whisttI Practically all merchants in the calling or other means TO BOOST E IK JOP j to reach even greater proportions It will be a day of unusual had also asked an increase in the ser vice rate from 50 cents to Tentative organization of the Joplin Manufacturers Association was effect ed at a meeting held at the building last F chair man of a committee which has carried out plans thus was mimed tempor ary president of the and Board was chosen temporary sec Another meeting was called for next Monday at which time it is hoped to make the organization The idea of the organization is to boost Jopliumade products both at home nnd The initial plan to organize under the production division of the Chamber of Commerce was abandoned last The manufacturers organization will be operated as a separate Assessments Fixed Assessment of members will be made under the following it whe de cided last night Firms with less than annual a year with more than and under a year over a The figures are based on 1920 Advertising campaigns were discussed at length nt the meeting nnd it was dc cieled to run semimonthly advertise ments in the The nds are to carry educational matter pertaining to Joplinmade products and their mer The borders of the ads will bo made up of cards bearing the names of tho association Discussion of manufacturers shows nl so was carried out nt last nights meet but action wns deferred until a later Membership Blanks Given Out Membership blanks wore distributed at tlie Firms which wore not because of the inclement will receive the blanks before tho next The following signed up their blnnkft last night ard became members of the Concrete Stoel and Construction Pom The Boucher Cigar Cog lizor nnd The Home Printing Fifield nnd tho Jop lin Printing Company Electric Avoiding nnd Machinery the Missouri Battery the Comont Company and the News Joe business mnnnger of tho received hearty response when he appeared before the mooting with nn invitation that tho manufacturers join The rate in AVcbb City and irterville is now 58 cents per thous bargaiiuC the merchants williI nntl cubic fect tho companies hud prices cut lower than they have been n8ked an increase to 70 They I or probably will be again this Spring Buying Retarded Owing to the lateness of the spring buying so fur wearing np I pnrel is has been and the Thursday Suburban day offer ings are expected to offer an impetus that will more than compensate for the Clerks in the stores arc now busy marking goods for tho in a parade next Thursday in observance of the opening of the baseball season MINISTERS ASK HYDE TO RETAIN MILLER celebrated Creek in CITimBITE FOR 1922 FIXED AT ON The success of last Suburban more than a month was not up to par because of unfavorable weather In addition to the usunl influx of buyers from nil sections of the with whom Suburban day has become an established nre expected to participate A number of merchants said today there is every indication that nil pre vious Suburban day records will bo broken Conditions in every way nre they The have prices will be low nnd the buyer is only awaiting the Increased ore wngc ndvnnces nnd a general fooling that prosperity it at nre nil factors thnt promise they Tommy Atkins Lease Awarded to Charles Page OKLAHOMA April of the Tommy Atkins oil lease county wns awarded by the statc su preme court todny to Chnrlcs reputed millionaire of Sand near The lense had been contested by lie Creek Indian who obtained judgment of against Page in district court at Sn March appealed the case to the supreme court Hilam city yostor which today reversed the decision of the lower court and remanded the case with instructions that judgment be entered for An ordinance hxinsr the tax rate for presented by Beauford commissioner of revenue was passed by the city commision this The ordinance calls for a lovy of on the This is 10 cents more than the levy last due to action of the voters April in increas ing the levy for park from 10 cents to 20 cents ou the valua Following is the table of levies ap proved by the commission this morning General 00 cents 20 cents public sanitary 35 cents childrens 10 cents i 5 cents market house 8 cents broadway 2 cents in terest an sinking West Joplin sower 1 cent interest and sink ing North Mnin street 1 It is estimated that in spifo of ho increase in the park which will amount to about the total city revenue from taxes this year will fall from o short of About wnscollected last It is estimated that the total this year will fall from to 000 short of that exclusive of the park Last was collected fn1 general It is estimated that the collection for goenval from which the expenses of tho city govern ment are paid will not roacli this SEPARATE MINE WAGE CONTRACTS IMMINENT April By Associated wage agreements by striking coal miners with operators were declared imminent by State President Frank Farringlon of the Illinois nijno workers union here this morning Reports hnve reached district head quarters Farrington from delicate sources showing that locals in Kentucky and Tennessee nre TrvriTCf t signing separate wage agreements with the operators in violation of the policy of the United Mine AVorkors of nnd that in tho Alabama district officers have ordered union miners to continue at work in deliberate who according to Governor Hydo outlived his usefulness as a public was slated to be do posed late today as president of the board of police accord ing to those who havo made demands on tho governor for Miller created a sensation here sev eral months ago when he doclnrecl in a public speech that he knew vice clubs existed among the students of Soldan high It was expected that the religious ele ment of the city would make an eleventh hour offort to thwart off the reduction of who has repeatedly stated he would not yield to the political cnros and resign as a member of the police Areply from Governor Hyde wan awaitod hero today by the Ministerial which yesterday passed a res olution urging the governor to retain Miller as head of tlie day afternoon completed canvassing the lax books and announced that the totnl valuation of property for taxation pur poses horo this year is which is loss than last Phillips figures also show that the hoard of equalisation reduced the valua tion hero this year which leaves about which was lop ped off by tho Phillips also has estimated thnt about a hnlf million dollars will bo cut off the merchants ad valorem assessments thov aro made in tlio Those valua tions last yonr wore slightly more than wo nnd o hnlf million WATTS REMOVED AS SPECIAL AGENT ACTION ON PAVILION POSTPONED ONE WEEK April as the erection of a vilion was postponed one week by the Chamber of Commerce at luncheon yes In the absence of chairman of tho special a report of the committees investigation nnd recommendations was made by Willis violation of the international Sooner or later separate district wage scales will be Hie Far rington AAhile making that blanket predic tion Farrington would moke no specific Mlntement regarding tho pros pect in but said that in Illin ois as in other states separate wage scales are FARM HAND GETS 10 TO 21 YEARS FOR ARSON April legal bnttle of four months to get n new trial in James farm today was sentenced to serve from 10 to 21 years in the He was con victed last December of arson in con nection with the burning of the farm home of and Charles nn aged couple whose charred bodies were found in the Evidence was introduced nt the inquest in sup port of the theory that the two wore slain before fire almost completely eon day vtalo thetnoinshrdluemfwyp sumed their AVhon Kentened Bolin addressed the court I am not I am going to serve time for something I ncevr NG April di rection of tlio attorney special agent of tlie department of was removed today for disloyally tn the department after his admission thnt ho hnd furnished to Kopresontnlivo Smith certain information nn which Johnson based nn attack on the department on a recent speech in tho Tho order of removnl was sinned by Assistant Attorney fionornl nnd wns made ndblio bv tho Tn a letter to Holland snid Iho stop wns tnkon inasmuch as yon hnvo knowingly nnd wilfully violated the rules nf tho whiib flu ymi must bo nwnro constitute a broach nf OPINIONS EMPTY JUROR SEATS AT SMALL TRIAL April Afsocintof opinions ixis by prospocjivo jurors continued to empty sonts ir thp jury box at tho opening today of tho second clay of tho trinl of Governor Len chnrKod with conspiracy to embezzle state AVilliam MoVoy of town and William Drako nf Highland tho fiift I wo jurors bv Alexander Bosubion for the de were challenged for this PERSH PIElfllEO Declares Adequate Military Preparation Was What Na tion in Making Pica for Larger Fighting Force April United States with luleqimtc military preparation and under strong leader ship could have prevented the occurr ence of the world General Pcrsh ing declared today in testifying before tinsenate military committee in Lclmlt of the war departments plea for an in cronso in the military establishment ovor that propscd by the Failure to recognize the existence of jealousy and hatred among na tions ns among individuals he lias invariably sent the United States un prepared into a great crisis and caused unnecessary loss of lite and left us staggering under financial WASHI NGTOXi April enlisted strength army bill passed by the house provides n miliKvry structure below the minimum re quirements of the Secretary Weeks told the senate appropriations committee today in urging that appro priations for the next fiscal year per mit a force of officers and 000 men to be maintained in the regu lar Should the house pro posals he not only would the regulars but overseas gar risons would be inadequate and the development of citizen components of our national defense system would be seriously I am aware of no issue that at the present time threatens to involve us in international Weeks There is no evidence of foreign designs against recognize that throughout greater part of the world n rendition of instability prevails which renders the iHMma nonce of world peace uncer Will Invite Aggression H is certain that to remain weak and jinpreparcilin the face of such a situation is to invite It is more over essential not only that we maintain a reasonable stnte of pre hut that it should he a mat ter of international knowledge that wo are so The army needs stability1 more than anything Weeks re counting the double cut in the strength of the force made last year and the consequent reorganizing Weeks said the house bill mado inadequate provision for the healthy growth of the national guard and for its proper field An to the organized ho pointed out that it was sought in peace time only to create the officer framework and the annual training of the reserve officers on whom the war time machine would The department had asked only funds to train of the reserve officers diiriug tin coining year as no adequate provision for keeping up ther training since the war had been he Training 1lans Weeks said he had been much impressed with the testimony already before the committee us to the physi moral and educational value of military statements by gov educators and others I he point hud been most ho and in his opinion ihise rollu Icrnl nonmilitary alone jus tified tindepartments mining plans ami expense they The pcho 1 system was uf vital importance in any tuition I preparedness the war secretary o A to Die armys lias warfare work Weeks said Jmt ikimiitc abolishment of such warfare might come by international It would he fatal for us to give up tint vrios of experiments and investigaiioim wh ch were conducted daring the wciand have been carried on until that moment had As to uvialiun Jin expressed the opinion that In pro vision for its development In thn army should be larger tlnni the department was now and added I do not hositalo In Hint in any future war iis Importance will bo greatly Demand Made in Paris for March on But Action Is Unlikely April Associated Poinenre has not ad opted any plan for the military occupa tion nf Germany in case of default in the Gorman reparation payments on May it wns asserted in official cir cles Tim premiers speech yes terday in which ho declared Franco would if necessary undertake alone to see that tlio of Vorsalloa was executed in case nf a is snid to luivo boon intended to make tint gnverniiLonts policy clour and put an end to he criticisms that Franco persisting in an obscure There is plenty of imp to consider should be dune to oblige Germany respect her it is pointed but Poincaro elo sireil o clear Ilio ground right now bo fore action Genoa on Prime Minister Lloyd Georges plan o commit all Kuropo to n policy of hands off other peoples territories under all circum The French it is considered it necessary to let the Gonna oniiffronco know exactly the at titude of France before tlio conference look n sliiiid which the French dole gallon found itself unable to The sentiment expressed liy Pre mier Poincaro in bis declarations of yesterday at Unr Lo Due wore crimed Franco by leading public niou at the sessions of thn general councils of the Tlio monarchists are worked up to the highest pitch and havo placarded ho doiul walls of Paris with posters de manding a inarch on Officials close to depre cate the idoi that ho will take any prooipifnto SURE HE HILL REIJLMFE April steadfastly In say whether he would re marry Madulynnu his former if sliu is acquitted at her trial for the alleged murder of Bel ton Ralph Obenchnin In day declared he was buck in Chicago to reestablish his law practice would return to Miulalynnes side in Los Angeles if she again needs Reports from California wid Obon elmin was believed to have broken with his former wife to whoso aid he rush ed eight months ago when she and Arthur Burch were accused Ken nedys Tho rojnrts said he had changed his plans about wanting to marry but Obonchain today said Hint all depended on what in the I to Miidalynno because sho wns in and asked me to ho As long JIN I could bo of service I willingly If JJiirch acquitted there bo m need for mo to Only the future will Ohenclmin said ho was In mother for a few days and turn to open a law office going visit would to his ro PROBE OF MOBS RAID IEITTO OFFER Pill 10 IL STRIKE April government is working on a plan look ing lo ending of the coal which it will submit soon to both operators union it was said today it Hit While Details of the plan wore not but it was said that it does not include federal supervision of Iho coal Tho plan which now is receiving the attention of President Harding and his wns said to cntemplnte n it of the basic problems of tho 1res tnlnlion of lho it wits would be nuiiii when a favorable op portunity presents night riders raid rosulling ihV killl ing of Constable Mosher NEW April minors officials returning to New York today to resume conferences with oper ators in an to end the strike de clared they would add another elomnud to Iho 1 already for more sliced in the The idle men in the anthracite re gion arc becoming impatient or the dolny in the setlloment of the Local coal cnmpnnies arc they that their unpropnrodncws to tell the miners what wage reductions will be bus prnclicnlly deadlock ed the Delays in submitting an operators reported In be caused by I heir failure lo ngrco upon Socalled radical operators would cut Sllur I approximately a prewar day night was arranged in l mooting j rovm Friday night in which Blnke Shnm v r e a truffle officer of M Scale was inilinlod into the Ku Klux KlniO Mlcomnntleo nn Shnnihonii testified at Iho inquest hero iioiinced I hat vote being taken by today Inln the death of Constable SEARCH IS BEGUN FOR PLANE WITH 6 ABOARD KKY April commercial seaplane Santa which loft hero Monday at for NiiKKiiu with MX persons including a has not arrived nl its destination and naval seaplanes of Atlantic scpindron Mi hero early today to search for Kaclfi Station for April is ileclurul to he the most powerful radio broadcasting station betwcnPiltH and the Pacific count will eroded here at once by tlio United Electric Company of it was announced Lead IrlccH Advanced NEW April Amer ican Smelting Uefining Company day advanced tho price of lead from to cents ti LOS April limn an inquest WIIH expected In be hold toeliiy ovor Iho body of constable who was kilol curly Sunday morning when n large Ixind of masked armed men nf which ho wns a raided tho hornet of Ma thins and Fidel Klduayon at Inxo n chief deputy elislrict licit he purposed to try In loam who composed the milling hand and who and what inspired Diirnn wild there was no doubt that Irank night marshal if who responded lo i p peals of of Ihe wns thoroughly jiiMilicd in firing I he nhoU which killed Moshrr and wounded his AViillor nnd Leo nard a dopuly Iho Inller AVilnesses subpoonned for ihit in include William Colhurn nnd respectively grnnel goblin mid king klonglo Pacific domain Knights of hi Ku Klux TRA NSPORTATTON6 V ER MISSOURI RIVER URGED KANSAS April transportation over the Mississippi nnd Missouri rivers is chenp and nocessnry if n tie up nf transportation I the operators in nn effort to agree njion a scale to which nil would adhere in cnsc the miners refused lo accept and liniiichcd tho into months of further A nut ionwide checkup nf bituminous resources was begun todny by both miners and Some concern was expressed among the union mm nt circnlnted ropnrts thnt nonunion inincM hnd kept up with the demands of I industry since Iho strike was culled April Those ropnrls were corroborated by producers and agents who claim that diHpilo Iho threnlonod shortage Iho vis iblo supply1 nf soft conl is greater now than it WIIH n month The eurtern market hnd weakened inotonel of growing il wns In England nonunion mine conl wns reported yes terday to be quoled at lows than the cost of production with few John president of the min ers informed bis lienthat he will come to Now York as soon as tho operators indicate n readi ness talk Present indications are Hint he will called upon later in UK CONFERENCES CLOSE ON SOLDIER BONUS April on soldier bonus legisla tion between wnnto finanoi committee Kopubliciuis and officials of veteran wore closed today nnd Chnir is lo be nvoidod when the n xt extensive i miiu MoCtimuor said it wns tho plan to gn iihoad with tho working nut of j details of tho When thnt bus been done tho mutter will he taken up with President for the veterans wore represented as having expressed satis faction with the proposal tn substi tute a 20yonr endowment insurance policy for tbe adjusted service certi ficate feature of the house hill with a ings frniiii bunks They also revival of business tivo Louis tnld Hi opening session nf the Mississippi As sociation here Tho mooting was opened by George iiiul Senator William McKinley of presi dent of tlie WHS Messages from President SecI rotary Ilcnvor nnd Governor John Parkoicf Louisiana wore rend and welcoming addresses delivered by j ornor Hyde of Missouri and president of tho Kitnms City chamber of commerce ARE HOMELESS LOSS HEAVY Water Plant Put Out of Commission and Car Ser vice Crippled by Storm That Hits as City Sleeps Measures 9 Irish Insurgents Regulars April He publican jinny troops tqduy attacked a I lorry currying Itoptibllean army rogularn at Several shots wore cx iimrkiiiK tho first fijflitiiig be tween Iho two The ivgultu troops were reinforced mid mudo wore snid by some commit teenipn to have offered no objection to the climinft tmi of the lam settlement 40 PASSENGERS HELD UP April its today held up about 40 passengers in n street oar near tho busy down own section and escaped with n satchel containing in canceled It wns the sixth street car holdup hero in one FOUT April ICIovon persons were drowned at least made the city water phint put out of commission other lie utilities property damage of all interurban traffic was suspended ami street car service crippled as a rcsult of a storm most terrific ovor visited Fort Worth and vicinity last night and early Nino inches nf rain fell here be tween 10 last night and 10 breaking any previous record 10 Victims Taken to Hospital All ambulances in the city and scores of automobiles wore pressed into service In rescue stricken citizens vol unteering their services and Ton flood victims wore taken to but of them were rushed lo the headquarters nf tho Fort Worth Wel fnro whore coffee and restoratives soon revived Thft spillway nt Lnke Worth has suffered no Residents of Arlington Heights and 10 North Side are completely marooned a wido expanse of wntor extending from tho foot of both tho Paddock nnd Sev nHi street viaducts for nearly a Showing tho depth of the north of the Pnddook the riht field grandstand at thp baseball pnrk IK bnlf submerged and tho fences of tlio hall nark cannot be Tlio flood hrnko through tho lovoo protecting tho pnrk nnd wont through tho grounds a Hits While City Sleeps Tho Inss of life was chiefly due to tho suddenness of tho the worst of which came while tho city was Two women wore drowned near the Van bridge when a rescue boat wus overturned this About the same time the body of a white man floated beneath the rescuers Two other womon woro swept from n I roe at the foot of Florence street and two more drowned in the West Side flood A while man imnrisonrd ip a house that wns wept down tho river near Paddock via lost his Just nftor the passed the it sank and the IIMU was seen no Major White tried to save a woman and but they were swept nwny before ho could reach A six old baby whose family is to huvs been was rescued by wideis MI the Van TCniult addition a box in ic was floating was to Another baby inrents are wns taken to a The condiiicm of tininfant is Scores of boats were rushed in motor trucks to Iho edges of the dis active scones of rescue being near the westSeventh street and Paddock Ambulances nml automobiles met the boats as they would unload and carry the refugees to safety and to first nid A plucky threeyearold boy was among the refugees who entered an j Rescuers at the Van Xandt bridge saw tlio boy clinging to a limb of a tree nnd tho wash of tho water several times submerged tlie but he held Watchers were fearful that when the limb would como up that he would not be but his iittlo hand gripped April BnUer divisional director of disaster who in in charge of relief work at Burlington has boon ordered to Fort Texas to assist in flood relief it I wns announced today at headquarters of lie southwestern division of tho American Red GAS RATE BOOST BY KANSAS BLOCKED April supremo court today temporarily en od tho Kansas Natural Gas Company from instituting n 40 cent per cubic foot rate to its distributors on ap plication of the pubic utilities eomanisl The company Is required to leave the present rate of 35 cents in effect and Appear before the court on May If to show cause for the higher The pipe line company had ficd its distributors in thirty Kansas I towns that the gate rate would creased shout May GENERAL ADAMSON IS SHOT DEAQrlN IRE April Assoolai General Adamgq commanding the Athlone tho regular Irish wns shot dead today near quarters of the independent can forces in AVhen you insure think of 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