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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - January 27, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SlA MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 201 OS FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17501 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA FRIDAY JANUARY 27 1033 EIGHTEEN PAGES NITRATE SUPPLY TO JAPAN CAUSES WARSPECULATIQN Some Sources See Exten s i v e Preparations Others Cast Doubts IN ROOSEVELT CABINET tuys Nitrate and Cotton in U S Each Usable in High Explosives WASHINGTON Jan right 1933 by United creasing shipments of nitrates to Japan have caused some speculation as to the possibility that extensive war preparations are going on but best informed officials here cast doubt on such conclusions Tn their opinion if preparations arc being made sources outside of the United States are being depended on chiefly Discussion of possible Japanese xvpr purchases hi the United States grow out of in exports of nitrates and cotton both usable in manufacture of high explosives In 1931 Japan bought 2000 tons of nitrates in the United States In 1932 the plant at Hopeweli Va the largest in the country and second largest in the world sent to Japan 14617 tons Shiprnems vose from 750 tons in Sep Iember to 1955 tons in November and tons in December Japans total imporio of nitrate of da from all couiuriri dropped 9455 tons for the firsc ten months of 1932 ns against the same period of the preceding year however indicating the possibility of a shift of buying from other countries to the United States in ihe French Chamber of Deputies recently that Japan was buyuiy munitions in France wore 10 called in connection with sales of American nitrates to France These were 23480 ions in 1931 In nine months of 1932 the Hopeweli Va plant sold 33408 tons to France Japans cotton purchases have in creased sharply In 1332 the United States exported 2240000 bales of cot ton to Japan is against 1744000 b the year before Most of his short staple cotton But officials hei say this increase was due to the sharp npcline in cotton prices They say Haters a cheap form of cotton waste are used for manufacture of gun cot ton and other munitions To use staple cotton for gun cot ton would be like buying porter house steak to make hamburger one official said Furthermore there is possibly an 18 per cent wastage of cotton in manufacture Japans textile industry is capable of supply ing enough waste material to fillall conceivable needs in explosives man ufacture Direct exportation of arms and war equipment to Japan have been small according to customs bureau figures Exports to Japan for eleven months of1932 show Shotguns 14 machine guns 1 shotgun shells 95000 metallic cartridges 24OCO airplanes 1 parachutes 55 To China Revolvers 464 rifles 8 shotguns 174 machine and heavy ordnance guns 12 smokeless powder 33069 pounds airplanes 16 aircraft engines 5 CITY POLICE COURT HEARINGS TODAY REPORT PERSISTS GLASS AND WALSH TO BE Apparently Trustworthy Sources Indicate Roose velt Selection RAIN TO FOLLOW CLOUDY WEATHER THOMAS J WALSH Montana Attorney General CARTER CLASS Virginia Secretary oC Treasury SCOTT MUST PAY Failure to Do So Will Mean Additional T e r m o f Three Months Senator Johnson Republi can Said to Be Sought Also for Portfolio WASHINGTON Jan UP The Washington Post said today that Senator Carter Glass veteran Vir ginia Democrat and authority on fi nancial legirlatioru has accepted ap pointment as Secretary of Treasury in the Roosevelt Cabinet Tho Post also said Senator Thomas J Walsh Dem Mont had accepted the AttorneyGeneralship Both Glass and Walsh declined to discuss the reports It had been known for spmrtime that President elect Roosevelt was giving serious consideration to their names The Post said formal announce ment of the appointments was ex pected within a few days from Mr Roosevelts headquarters at Warm Springs Ga The United Press learned au thoritatively that Mr Roosevelt has offered a Cabinet post to Senator Hiram Johnson California Insurgent Republican ad is earnestly seeking his acceptance Johnson supported Mr Roosevelt in November The negotiations with Johnson were said to cvnicr chiefly around the Secretaryship of the Interior which has been tiet aside for a west erner Johnson however has been given to understand that there arc other posts open to him Johnson declined to discuss the matter in any way Some of his friends doubted that he would give up his Senate scat to accept a Cabinet post The Post said selection of Glass to head the Treasury Department was considered an omen that inflation ary proposals have been put on the high shelf by Mr Roosevelt as Glass is a militant defender of sound money He served 20 years inthe House and has been in the Senate since 1920 He is 74 Senator Walsh now 73 has served continuously in the Senate since 1913 He is recognized as one of the fore most constitutional lawyers in Con gress He was the Senates prosecutor in its investigation of the Harding administration oil scandals CHESTER CLUBLOSES IN BRIDGE MATCH It will be cloudy today followed by rain this afternoon or nipht in East ern Pennsylvania New Jersey Dela ware and Maryland Tomorrows forecast is generally fair and colder The highest temperature here yes terday 46 degrees at 8 p m and the lowest was 37 at 5 a m The av i erage of 42 was ten degrees above nor mal for the date and two degrees above the average January 26 last year Maximum temperature for the j date is 64 established in 191G and j minimum 5 in 1927 1 Sunrise today was at a m and sunset will be at p m Eastern Standard Time FORD COMPANY PLANTS CLOSED AFTERWALKOUT Strike of Body Making Employes in Detroit Af fects 150000 Workmen PRICE TWO CENTS FORD CHARGES PLOTINSTRIKE j Tells London Paper Rivals Seek to Halt Production of His Gar Fifteen Hundred Workers in Local Plant Notified of Shutdown I LONDON Jan I London Evening Standard today quoted Henry Ford as charging that j the present strike which has tied up I Fordplants was due to the efforts of his competitors to prevent him from i putting a new car on the market Declaring it had talked to the mo tor manufacturer on ihe transatlan tic telephone the newspaper quoted Ford as follows My competitors are trying to stop another Ford car from being made They have succeeded for a few hours but I shall fight them The truth is that certain bankers in cooperation with my competitors See Strikes End By Next Monday DETROIT Jau fixed pay rate per hour was Rrnntrd by the Briggs Manufac turing Company today in an ef fort to break the strike which has paralyzed operations and caused the entire Ford Motor pany to shut down its plants Bripiss officials said they be lieved ihe strike would be ended by Monday and production put back on full time The new wage policy it was ex plained fixes a minimum payment regardless of whether the worker performs enough work on ji piece rate basis to be entitled to the amount Making his second appearance in puiice court within a few days James Bradley who gave his address in the 800 block West Fifth street was sentenced to 30 days in the county prison Hewas charged with vagrancy Three other defendants to face Magistrate Honan this morning were releavcd They were Thomas Dodds of Morton avenue and John Mc Millan homeless both of whom were charged with intoxication Herman Worrell 16 of Morton avenue near Ninth street was released in his own recognizance He was arrested on suspicion of attempting to steal an autompbile The Chester Club bridge uam en gagedthe Wilmington Whist ClubMast night at the local clubhouse on Welsh street and met their masters in an Samuel Scott a former constable i cxcitinP duplicate bridge match f tvp pivef f f I Twentyfour hands were played and of the Fust Wara this city whose the visitors displaying expert knowl sentence of two years on charges of edge of the game managed to gain conspiracy and malfeasance in office score The local team was niade expires on Monday appeared before j Judges Albert DuLton MacDade and liamM Powel Walter PalmerWil JohnM Broomall and was advised by ham Soden and William Craemer Judge MacDade that he must arrange j The visitors team was composed of to pay the fine and costs amounting Messrs Bishop McKinlcv Irons to 5421 before he will be released from jail Judge MacDade told Scott that if he did not pay the fine he would have to remain in jail for a in the near future in Wilmington period of three months after his 1 present sentence expires on Monday 209 It was explained to Scott that if he u x Hiiur 1AJ 1 could post a proper bond by Mondaj assuring the court of payment of the fine and costs he would be granted his liberty Scott was convicted along with sevi 1139R or 2nn Pr cent of the work Gant H J Bailey Moore K Bailey and Chickering A social time fol lowed the match with refreshments served A return match will be played HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY CBy United Press IN THIS COUNTY q m Tlic oblcss in this Statr total 1 mg population according to the eral other consfrblcs two s nccoramg TO me He was granted n new trial by estimates of Thc Department State Supreme Court rncl was again of LaDor nnd Industry In this county convicted He was lined AlOO on each ithcre arp 34 unemployed persons of the counts and the costs amounted i or 9 per the work to the sum of j mg class The employment estimates of the department are used as a basis for distribution of State and Federal relief funds The statistics were compiled from reports for the month of December which showed a i definitely downward trend in employ i ment tJ S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON Jan Treasury balance as of January 25 expenditures 08978 customs receipts 20881 AT AGTJA CALTENTE Quick Indian Hit the Deck Gold Crcvcs Dr Louis Hamman Cadyclid Phlori Gazns Tiverton Maryse Lutie Schuster Rcrl Currant Nahunta Val Lyrical Lass Fair Mole Governess Cousin Ethel Vol quary Capt Danger Jaywalker Afrfdid El Monte Jack B Oucen Kajro Moryounjr Dude Rancher Locket Bill Henry Wcathei cloudv track slow VIRGINIA CHERRILL TO WED SOON AT HIALEAH PARK 1 Zorana Screech Kally Round Gritford Gold Basis Durbars Knigrht 2 Fire Neck Caloric Voco Alcorah Mission Time f Xonc Camp Boss Bay Rose Lady Sweet Indian Legend Cuddle Wayden Weather clear track fast AT FAIR GROUNDS 1 North Shadow Princess Queen Black Squaw None C Hot Shot Lorraine S Lullaby 3d 4 None fi Quarter Deck G None 7 None f Pacheco Weather clear track ffoocl AT HAVANA 1 Home Gossip Royal Express Gallic 2 Red Likker Sandals Nellie Cuslis Tricycle 6 Nelson Panfron Thundcrspccd Weatherproof Brown Mole iSWcftt One Lorwood Gabrielle Bajrpipsr Fair Vagary Weather clear track fast HENRY FORD arc trying to obtain control of this concern in an effort to prevent the new Ford from leaving the factory I to do abouLthis I shall fight them and prove that Ford production cannot be stopped It will cost a great deal of money but I can i not help that j DEARBORN Mich Jan UP i Henry Fords transAtlantic tcie 1 phone interview with the London Evening Standard was confirmed by his offices here today Ford refused to amplify his statements DETROIT Jan Henry Ford today took a personal hand in efforts to adjust the strikes which have caused shutdown of his nation wide industry throwing 150000 men out of jobs Stalking dramatically through the picket lines Ford unattended except for a chauffeur appeared at the Highland Park plant of the B rifles Manufacturing Company shortly be fore 11 a m A surprised crowd of 200 pickets and onlookers made wav for him as he marched grimly into the plnril Fifteen minutes later he emergnd snapped an order tj his chauffeur and sped away The strikers stored but offered no comment except a mutter here and there The old man himself What action the motor magnate intended to take in this newest crisis to threaten his vast organiza tion could only be guessed The Rouge plant central manu facturing works of the Ford Com pany closed yesterday afternoon un able to continue production Ford officials said because of strikes tie ing up body supply plants Early today Ford lieutenants be gan tocarry out orders to down the entire national organization All over the country Ford assembly plants closed laying off their work err indefinitely From London Eng came dispatches from the London Evening Standard quoting Ford as charging in n trans atlantic telephone interview that his competitors arc responsible for the strike in the body plants Ford Motor Company plants I throughout the United States arc j closed for nn indefinite period while Ford officials and employes nlikr chafe at the delay and losses amount ing to well over a a dny The Chester plant with 1500 workers closed yesterday at 4 p m A total working force of 5000 was expected by the end of next month The shutdown order from Detroit was put into effect Ford officials ex plained because the company was no longer nble to obtain bodies from two companies that supply the bulk of Ford bodies Nearly 150000 Ford workers throughout the nation arc affected by the order A strike at the Briggs Manufac turing Company in Detroit nncl sub sequent laying off of 2000 employes of the Ford division of the Murray Body Corporation of America stopped the necessary supply of bodies for new Ford models The breakdown came jxist as Ford was starting full time production on his new 1933 models Inability to get bodies from Briggs for processing was given by Murray officials as thc rea son for the laying ofT of their men The first disturbance growing out of the strike occurredr today at De troit when 200 Ford workers cnroutc to the Rouge plant learned of the shutdown and demanded free street1 car transportation back to their homes Police reserves succeeded hi averting violence Ominous reports that Ford em ployes were planning to bring pres sure to boar on the strikers alarmed Detroit Mayor Frank Mur phy declared the citys welfare Is at stake urged conciliation A commit tee ofstrikers after a mass meeting at ten a m called upon the Rev Charles E Coughlin fumed radio priest of Royal Oak to as media tor Ii is tho first time Henry Ford over lias been forced to close his factories due to labor trouble but of ficials were quick to point out that the Ford Company itself was having no difficulties with labor and the shut down was due to the strike at the Briggs plant Once during the war Ford curtailed operations to conform to wartime fuel regulations and often during that ROOSEVELT GETS DETAILS OF DEBT Sends Two Personal Rep resentatives to Depart ments at Capitol British Chiefs Active in Ef fort to Foster Favor for Cancellation MTSS VIRGINIASEYVELL Look ouk Old Man Depression here comes a dimpled smile Its owned by Miss Virginia Scwcll Baltimore tfirl wh has been adjudged winner of a con lost to find the prettiest and most effective smile in Maryland Miss will nmv reprosrnl her stute in R national contest to determine the owner of the most attractive smile Continued on Fourteen PROBINGBLAZE AT HEADLEY GARAGE DAMAGE WAS SLIGHT A Inrge automobile of the sedan type bearing Pennsylvania license tags and a nciv car of the small con vertible coupe type bearing Delaware registration plates figured in a minor collision at Third and Lloyd streets i rarly this morning No damages re suiting the drivers of both cars pro cecded While incendiarism is suspected in tho fire at the Headley Express and Storage Co Inc garage Third and Crosby streets yesterday morning resulting in damage to the structure and loss of three large moving vans no move towards determining the cause was started by fire officials yesterday although detectives here viil question certain employes of the company today j The fire broke out shortly before 5 a m yesterday It was preceded by an explosion that was heard for several blocks The only person in the building at the time was Michael j 1 McGrooty who says he did not sec i anyone in the garage as can be learned the com pany had had no labor trouble re jcontly which might lead to the I theory that the fire by Fomeorfr out of revenge The fire 1 could not have been started by an spark as none of the trucks destroyed was equipped with battery j investigation will be conducted iby Fire Chief Calhoun and Detective j Captain George J Fccney FIRE JX CAJVinEN N J CAMDEN N J Jan Flames today drMroyed the MaGrath Printing House here CONDUCT 6 RAIDS Five Places in Fifth Ward Visited Contraband Seized as Evidence Federal agents with tho aid of axes yesterday afternoon shortly be fore 2 oclock battered down the door in a raid on a plfice at the northeast corner of Sixth and Mcllvaine streets this city wherethey arrested Wil liam Deaggenn who gave an address in the 600 block East Seventh street ps the proprietor A quantity of home brew was confiscated The agents KHid the contents of three onegallon cans of contraband liquor were de stroyed before they pained entrance to the establishment They then descended down on an other establishment at the northeast corner of Melrosc and Morton ave nues where they arrested WJlliam Blackburn n proprietor A quantity of homebrew seized Here the agents say they found a contrivance operatingfrom th6 basement to the first floor for carrying foamy suds to thirsty patrons At the southeast corner of McTl vaine and Green streets John Sago was arrested as proprietor of tho place when they found n small quan tity of liquor on a bar which had been set up A pool room on Morton avenue yielded a quart and a pint of liquor ond two coses of homebrew Another place visited was In the GOO block East Third street a gro cery store Although the found nothing in the place James Cappin the proprietor was directed to appear before CormnlBSioncr Pat terson in the Federal Building at Philadelphia today for a hearing After leaving this city the federal n gen Us went to Marcus Hook where they raided an establishment con ducted by Nick Cuzxman in the 1000 block Market street Here a five gallon can of moonshine was seized All those nrrosfccd were given hear ings before U 8 Commissioner Pat terson charged with sale and posses sion of intoxicating liquor with the exception of Blackburn who WIK rharpecl with the manufacture of in toxicating drinks Cu7zrrmn was committed in default of bail BIBLE SCHOOL WORK DISCUSSED Forceful Talks Feature Conference at the Third Presbyterian Church The principal speaker at the after noon session of the Summer Bible School Ccnlcrence yesterday at the Third Presbyterian Church Broad and Potter atrects was Rev George A Lexikel of Bennett Square whose topic was The Bible In Our Mod ern World He told of the swiftness of the modern ago of hurry nnd mechani sation nml said that although there was great movement to the age it would seem iVImost as though the progress was in a circular direction and surrounded by groat confusion Pie expressed doubt as to whether the inside progress of man was in pace with his material progress in the de sire to become modern We build upon the past and there hns come to us a great heritage from the post said the speaker He de cried the present day tendency to ig nore ail that is ok as valueless and then cited a number of instances in which things of great ape are still used as a basis for modern methods of living Turning briefly to politics of the present day the state and national legislatures and tho political parties were scored for their attempts to change legislation dealing with ob scrvanccrv descended from the Lords commandments and also for their desire to mnke prohibition abolition a major feature of the recent cam paign The present dny was referred to as nn age of flaming maturity as well as flaming youth He con WASHTNGTON Jan Presidentelect Roosevelt today as sumed active direction of the forth coming war debt negotiations al though the system was rather one of remote control His personal representative and economic adviser Professor Raymond Moley was consulting state depart ment officials including Secretary Stimson as to whether there is to be an American reply to the British note accepting conditionally Mr velts invitation to take up the 54499 000000 British debt soon after Mnrch 4 Another personal representative and economic adviser Professor Rex G Tuewell was conferring with treasury officials over the more purely financial phases of tho debt problem The two professors excited no lit tle attention about the capital as they moved mysteriously about their du ties as liaison officers between the outgoing and incoming administra tions Meanwhile the British thmselve werc not idle On two successive days Sir Ronald Lindsay the British ambassador has lunched with Sen ator Joseph T Robinson Democratic leader of the Senate at the Capitol Robinson has been active in endeavor ing to headoff the indignant out bursts of those who arc opposed to cancellation or reduction of the debts Sir Ronalds activity about the Senate and his direct approach to Democratic leaders who will be in command of the next Senate is un usual to nay the least and there was considerable comment about it today some of it distinctly unfavorable Foreign ambassadors usually confine their approaches to the government to the State Department The LindsayRobinson visits were described as purely social a de scription that was partially fortified by Sir Ronalds appearance on the Senate floor Foreign ambassadors and ministers do not usually appear on Congressional floors except on purely formal and state occasions The belief prevails however that the ambassador was sounding out Continued on Page Fourteen CHESTERCAMBK1DGE BANK PROMOTION Continued on Tajye Fourteen GUNMEN A large sedan owned by former Chief Justice Robert Von nnd carrying Pennsylvania Judiciary license No 8 was stolen today by gunmen from a central city garage in Philadelphia After threatening the night at tendant John Win field 37 with their pistols the thieves leisurely drove ofT Announccmbnt has been made the Harry L Gray as assistant treasurer and assistant sec rotary of the Chester Cambridge Bank and Trust Company Pifth and Market streets Mr Graywho has been a popular attache of the bank ing Institution for some years is a past Chief Consul nf the Philadel phia branch of the American In stitute of Banking and at present is a member of the Advisory Board ONEWAY TRAFFIC Beginning today Wallstreet which parallels Edgmont avenue between Sixth street and Welsh street will be open only to oneway traffic The small narrow thoroughfare is used mostly by delivery trucks but re cently the owners of the properties abutting Wall street at the Welsh street end have complained about their walls being damaged by trucks being backed into the small street NEW BABE HAS 6 TEETH CRESSON Pa Jan The baby daughter of Mr and Mrs Salvadore Guido was in print today less than 24 hours after being brought into the world Tiny Miss Guido broke into the limelight when it was found she possessed six teeth ab birth three upper and three lower teeth Topics of Times CLASS is It I Thrvr saylncr in Hollywood that Virginia ChcrrIJwho rated the I wrtinctipn r hrincr Charlie ChapImV katTinjr is pning to ha rn April Ccry Grinl a comparatively screen figure also above is said to fnc eihrr tiJf ef HENRY C SIMMONS Assistant Professor of Economics University of Chicago CHICAGO Jan The word inflation means to the aver age layman either a bad name which can be given to unworthy proposals or a panacea for financial ills The is hardly less abused in economics The following measures may be described however in the present situation as inflationary or reflationary or antidefiationaryj and investment by the Central Bank Federal Reserve Banks and governmental agencies such as the Reconstruction Finance Corporation which increase pressure for private investment by augment ing cash reserves borrowing to fi nance of expenditures over current rx revenues which operates to bring into active circulation fund i which might otherwise have been re I tained by lenders as idle reserves i j the currency standard This operaicr to stimulate i and curtail imports and probably to i induce greater domestic spending j of additional legal tender j moneywhich is not really a distinct method at all but merely a means of borrowing to cover an cess of expenditures over revenues The first of measures may have only slight effect on ihe price level for pressure of increased cash reserves may fall to caune signifi cant increase in private investment j The second class of measures can j hardly fail to cause prices to be j higher and amounts produced larger I thantheywould otherwise have been whether expenditures are made to increase governmental service for Continued on Fourteen 84 Graduates Receive Di plomas at Exercises in Smcdley School A large midyear clstss of Chester High School students was graduated last evening at exercises held in the auditorium of the SmedJey Junior High School Seventeenth and Upland M receiving diplomas Trie principal address of the eve ning wa1 Riven by Dr Milton G Evanvpresidcni of Theological Seminary vho bascd his taik on the klra that no matter what thc con ditions facing the graduates might be each could make a useful place for himseif in the scheme of society by avoiding Idleness and fccintr of help to someone oven though his ef forts rnisht be unrewarded by finan cial compensation He urged the ffrad uatcm to aim and to go to col lege if possible but f not to make themselves useful citizens and not permit themselves to become to brooding born of inactivity The opened with a march by the hifjh school orchestra followed by the pronounced by Rev William Putin pastor or the First Presbyterian Church Dr David A Ward superintendent of schools gave a brief address of welcome to the large audience and of congratu lations to the members of the grad uating class This was followed by another selection by the orchestra Presentation of diplomas was made They Faced 50 to 100Year Sentences 5 Years as Heaviest Continued on Informing five young men who had pleaded guilty to committing nine chain store robberies in the eastern section of the county that it would be possible to impose terras of 50 to 100 years providing sentence was to be passed on all indictments Judge John M Broomall 3rd at Media this morning seated the Court would be as easy as possible because sorrow was felt for the families of the selfconfessed burglars The sentences were Howard Toy 23 of Lansdowne married and the father of two small boys to pay fine and costs and serve five to 10 years in the Eastern Peniienttarv Walter Schmidt 25 of LAnsdowne fine and and serve 18 months to 10 years in the county prison Henry Stcmmel 30 of Lansdowne S500 fine and costs and serve four to eight years in the Eastern Peni tentiary Rockie Parrino 21 of Clifton Heights S500 fine and costs and serve 15 months to 10 years in the county prison Joseph McGce 17 of Pleasantville N J committed to Huntingdon Re formatory The nsed mother of Schmidt when sentence in his case was pronounced swooned and was carried to the ante Some gas service station operators dropped their price to 6ccnts a gal lon yesterday If they keep this up it wont be worth the while of bandits to rob the places Hot news from Sharon Hill these days Bandits there used pepper to blind their victim during a holdup You can tell an able business execu tive today by the company he keeps sez Wise Guy That reminds that while familiarity may breed contempt the fellow who knows his job real well these days sticking to it Harry McCoy says one difference between men and women is that a man does not really become fond of a hat until he has worn it two years To date Presidentelect Roosevelt has been presented with four silk hats What he really needs before he assumes office is an automatic handshaker Speaking about the gold standard here a speaker said people must have faith in their currency Faith as you know is belief in something un seen Continued on Pigc Fourteen WASHINGTON Jan Forecast for ionigfU and Saturday Eastern Pennsylvania Kain chang ingto snow in south and snow in north portion tonight and Saturday colder Saturday and in south portion tonijrht Western Pennsylvania Rain changing1 to and colder to night Saturday local snows and colder New Jersey Kiiiii tonight inir to snow late tonight or Saturday colder Saturday TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 a m 33 11 a m 38 Noon 40 i p m 44 2 p m 40 40 40   

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