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Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 22, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR SIX MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 2O1 OS ittie FINAL EDITION With AH Latest and Best News of the Day 57TH 17547 Daily Leased Wire Reports of United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 1933 PRICE TWO CENTS LABOR BLOC IN HOUSE BOLTS JOB PROPOSALS Federation Chief Says Roosevelt Plan Is Inimi cal to Wage Scale Congress Leaders Join Committee Meets and Calls Hearings WASHINGTON March Roosevelts proposal to recruit an army of 250000 jobless and put it to work on government proj ects was blocked at lease temporarily today by the House Labor Commit tee The group headed by Chairman Connery an announced foe of the Presidents plan voted formally to hold public hearings of indefinite duration before attempting to make a report on the Byrns bill authoriz ing the formation of the labor corps The American Federation of Labor spokesman for a millionvoters de clared officially against the relief program President Green of the federation asserted he found it re pugnant and dangerous to wage scales and said so in no uncertain terms His opinion was echoed by Con gressional leaders of the Labor Connery and other opponents of the bill concentrated their attacks on its military discipline and low wage provisions Secretary of Labor Frances Per kins announced that the employ ment army would be recruited largely through the War Depart ments enlistment service Jobless men who enlist for the required year will be uniformed paid army wages of a day gathered in work camps under strict discipline and then set to work upon reforestation and reclamation project Immediate funds to finance the program will be obtained from a unexpended balance of public works appropriations in the Treasury The whole program in initial stages at least will come un der the joint supervision of Miss Perkins first woman cabinet officer and Secretary of War Dern House leaders aware of the gath ering storm but undisturbed by grumblings in the ranks proceeded with plans for speedy passage When the time comes party whips will crack and that will be all there is to it the leaders are confident President Green of the A F of L in his denunciation of the bill said labor will be greatly alarmed be cause it will fear that the imposition of a fprm of compulsory service un der military controland army rates of pay will depress and lowerwage scales and wage standards paid and established for similar work SAYS SHE LEFT PURSE IN TAXI A taxi driver who deserted his fare but took her pocketbook is being sought here today by police following a complaint registered with them by a Mrs McShade 919 Morton avenue According to police records the woman boarded the taxi at Second and Lamokin streets at 1030 oclock last night She directed the driver to take her to Eddystone and from there to an apartment house on Fifth street east of Crosby street When she entered the latter place she asked the driver to wait for her but he vanished without waiting for his money The woman claims she left her pocketbook in the cab CLAYMONT MAN DROWNS IN MD Md March Price 22 of Clay mont Del was drowned today in about 20 feet of water in Lankford bay when the rowboat he was pad dling sprang a leak Mr and Mrs Solomon Walbert at whose farm he was visiting stood by helplesslyas he sank after calling for help Sergeant Carl Peterson yesterday received word from his brother John who is located in California For a time It was feared that Peterson had been Injured in the earthquake at Long Beach According to the mes sage received here yesterday Mr Pe terson has been living in a town about 20 miles from the scene of the earth quake HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY fBy United Press AT AGUA CALIENTE Beset Voltacast Grey lock Ono Dutch Boy Savoyard Half Saint Hal lock Pico Blanco Bane GallopingJo Phusy Accordance Oblige Rufe Mc Claln II Chenenccau Dude Rancher Privately Weather clear track fast AT FAIR GROUNDS Elston Sweep Mike Reynolds Robin Batty Murphly Queen Weather clear track fast WHERE HITLER MADE A DRAMATIC BID FOR RULE OF REICH Amid scenes of military splendor reminiscent of empire days historic Garrison Church of Potsdam resting riace oC both Frederick the Great and Friedrich Wilhclm I was the setting yesterday for Chancellor Adolf Hitlers challenge to the new German Reichstag to rebuild the Fath erland s greatness by might if a union of forces fails Brownshirted Hitler deputies filled more than half the crowded church as their leader seekinga fouryear dictatorship called for cultivation of the old national tradition and revoked Germanys admission of war guilt ReichstagAssembles to morrow to Strip Itself of Legislative Power BERLIN March to support Chancellor Adolf Hitler as Supreme Dictator the Reichstag will assemble tomorrow in the Kroll Opera House here to receive the official de mand of the Fascist Government for dictatorial power Immediately after Hitlers address the program will call for first and second readings of an enabling act which will strip the Reichstagof legislative power until 1937 Nazi domination of the body was capped yesterday by the reelection of Her mann Wilhelm Goering right hand man of Hitler as speaker of the body and the Hitler dictatorship seemed certain to be approved Draped with the black white and red flag of Imperial Germany Berlin today reviewed the tumultous events of 24 hours a monarchist reaction so vivid and emphatic that March 21 will it is believed by many be con sidered henceforth Germanys In dependence Day The martial spirit and excitement of awakened Germany has been heightened by dispatches from War Continued on Page Seven FIRE DESTROYS AWNING Fire destroyed an awning in front of a store at 2601 West Sixth street last evening The blaze was extin guished by members of the district fire companies responding to the alarm turned in from Box 232 at Sixth and Wilson streets NDFATALLY Dress Ignited by Flame From Oil Lamp in Bir mingham Twp Home Burned when a match dropped from her hand and ignited a tablecloth as she lighted an oil lamp in the home of John McBride in Birmingham township where she was the house keeper Mrs Mary Baker 65 of Glen Mills died in the Chester County Hospital at West Chester yesterday morning at 1045 oclock Mr McBride was awakened by Mrs Bakers screams and rushing to the kitchen found her enveloped in flames He quickly wrapped her in a rug smouldering the names and stamped out the fire which was spreading from the burning table cloth As soon as possible sum moned the Chester County Hospital ambulance and the woman was re moved there shortly before 7 oclock She was burned over almost her en tire body and had also inhaled the flames Mrs Baker who was the widow of Abraham Baker is survived by a son Thomas Baker of South Matlack street West Chester a daughter Mrs Daniel Green of Gradyville and an other daughter Helen Baker of Phil adelphia REPRESENTED CHESTER A number of local teachers journeyed to Philadelphia last eve ning and listened to speakers from the state and national teachers or ganizations describe the effects of proposed legislation v on the present status of teachers retirements and the payments of school districts and individual teachers toward the state retirement funds Sun Oil to Produce Propane Gas For Small Town Plants BANK ROBBER IS FOUNDjGUILTY Lefthand Accomplish ments of Accused Youth Aids in His Conviction Terry Charlie Chan Play Monkey Flyln Ds Bran Muffin Marbury Sun Friar Twisted Threads Truxton Waters Weather clear track fast Being lefthanded proved the un doing of Victor Barelli 28 of 510 Garrett street South when a jury found him guilty of be ing one of the four bandits who held up the Prospect Park State Bank on February 3 and escaped with Barelli convicted of more than a aozen charges arising out of the hold up will besentenced by Judge John M Broomall on Priday If sentenced on every count may receive from 50 to 100 years in prison Although he staunchly denied tak ing any part in the daring robbery Barelli was positively identified by Miss Delia Rolph of Prospect Park bookkeeper at the bank as the man who stood over her with a revolver I remember distinctly that the man held the gun in his left hand Miss Rolph declared yesterday Later when asked to write his name Bar MITCHELL TAX EVASION CASE TO BE SPEEDED Federal Attorney Presents Evidence to N Y Grand Jury ExBank Chairman Held in Bail Other Rich Men Worry NEW YORK March The governments charges of income tax evasion against Charles E Mitchell former head of National City Bank interests were presented to a Federal Grand Jury today by United States District Attorney George Z Medalie Medalie refused to discuss the case before he entered the Grand Jury room Mitchell former chairman of all the vast enterprises affiliated with the National City Bank was arrested last night at his Fifth Avenue home and was released in bail As he moved against Mitchell United States Attorney George Z Medalie announced that he had de layed taking action against another prominent banker Joseph W Harri man on more series charges for nearly three months upon orders from the Department of Justice in the Hoover administration The delay was requested by the comptroller of the currency to give time to reorganize the Harriman Na tional Bank it was explained but the bank was not reorganized It was not allowed to reopen after the Na tional Bank holiday and Harriman its president was arrested charged with financing bank through false entries in customers accounts The charge against Mitchell was based upon a stock transaction of a type admittedly not rare in 1929 Mitchell told freely of the trans action when he testified recently be fore the Senate Banking Committee and it was obvious that he had legal assurance in which he had confidence that there was nothing illegal in GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER TODAY Generally fair and slightly colder is the prediction in Eastern Pennsyl vania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland It will be fair tomorrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 48 degrees at 540 p m and thelowest was 37 at 515 a m The average of 42 was normal for the date but ten degrees above the average March 21 last year Maxi mum temperature for the date is 83 established in 1921 and minimum 6 in 1885 Sunrise today was at 601 a m and sunset will be at 615 p m Eastern Standard time SUNDAY SPORTS BILL REFERRED TO CONFERENCE Committee to Compromise on Differences Between House and Senate Unemployment Situation Continues to Worry Pa Legislators Continued on Page Seven Continued on Pare Seven Pennsylvania where the petroleu industry was born remains among leading oil states despite depletion of its petroleum resources Pipe lines and tank steamers bringing crude oil from remote fields have built the refining far greater than when most of the petroleum came from Pennsylvania wells Now it is announced that a big new de velopment Is to take place that prac tically means a new industry Every small town without a gas plant will have the chance to get one and thus provide gas for heating and cooking When the Sun Oil Company re cently announced it would spend this year despite the de pression improving and expanding its refineries there was considerable amazement in view of the lessened consumption of gasoline Now the explanation comes that a large part oi the expenditure is to equip its re fineries to produce propane gas This has heretofore been obtained from natural gasoline Normally a gas it becomes liquid under 150 pounds pressure and can be bottled in steel containers It resumes the gaseous state when pressure is removed A gallon vaporizes into 27 cubic feet of gas approximately five times the heat value of ordinary city gas As a liquid it can be shipped by tank steamer truck rail or pipe line The large container supplies a small Police of this city and Eddystone have been unable to determine the identity of a young woman who at tempted to drown herself shortly after noon yesterday in the muddy and swollen flood waters of Ridley river at Ninth street bridge Rivermen who inhabit the cottages and houseboats in the vicinity say they were attracted by loud voices from the middle of the span and saw a young woman believed to be in her early twenties and a man of about the same age who appeared to be in the midst of a heated verbal quarrel The woman was then seen to leave the man and proceed to the river bank at the end of the bridge It is said that her steps were unsteady and ob servers are of the opinion that she was intoxicated Stepping to the bank the young woman waded into the stream and then suddenly got to a point beyond her depth as she slipped on a precipi tous ledge The young man stood watching her and after removing his coat and shoes plunged into the wa ters and aidedthe struggling woman ashore As she was brought to the bank her companion assisted by rivermen and by a messenger boy Allan Bradley who was passing by at the time draggedthe woman out of the water Bradley said she appeared to be in a highly nervous condition and he heard her mutter God forgive me She was carried to an ice wagon which had stopped at the scene of the attempted suicide and was whisked away toward this city A large crowd was attracted to the scene and trol ley cars and motor vehicles were halted at the bridge INVENTORY OF CRAIG ATMORE WILL FILED According to the inventory filed at Media the estate of Craig Atmore late of 314 Louella avenue Wayne Is valued at of which represents 871 shares of stock of At more and Son Mr Atmore willed his wife Mrs Anna Petzelc Atmore and di rected that the remainder of the estate be held in trust for her and three children Mrs Atmore is to receive annually and each child not more than annually Mr Atmore died on January 28 last UPTOWN BURGLAR First Ward and Parkside Dwellings Entered Cash Taken Continued on Residents of the northern section of the city and Parkside today re called the burglarly campaign put on last year by the Lone Wolf seven residences being entered and in each instance the house was thoroughly ransacked in the search for cash The burglar made away with small amounts of money from each place It is believed the thief began his work at the home of Harry Lutz 247 West Mowry street where he was frightened away by Mr Lutz who awakened by a noise on the first floor of his home hurried down stairs in time to see the figure of the intruder disaopearing through a rear window on the ground floor Police investigation has revealed that the burglar worked with great care and stealth as in every in stance he entered through windows Continued on Page Seven IT S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON March INS balance as of March 20 expenditures 09434 Customs receipts 66745 HARRISBURG March Grovcr C Talbot today named the conference committee on the part of the House to meet with Senate representatives in an cffoit to reach nn agreement on amend ments to the Schwartz Sunday Sports bill Those named were Rep Louis Schwartz Philadelphia sponsor of the bill Rep Joseph G Steedle Alle gheny and Rep Wilson G Sarig Berks Democratic floor leader The committee on the part of the Senate was named as follows Sen ators Joseph C Trainer Philadel phia John J McClure Delaware and James J Coyne Allegheny Schwartz today denied knowledge of any plan to have the disputed measure killed in conference com mittee He said his purpose In rejecting Senate amendments and sending the bill to a joint committee was to clarify it and make the text read able He explained that the amend ments were so extensive that the continuity of the text was virtually destroyed Legislative practice in eliminating words and phrases in a measure is merely to bracket the eliminations and leave all the type remain Schwartz contended the text was now so full of bracketing that it was hardly understandable When the House passed the bill it permitted immediate legalization all outdoor sports on Sunday afternoon With Senatorial approval the measure provided next November preliminary to muni cipal licenses pertaining only to baseball and football for which admission is charged Rep Louis Schwartz Philadelphia who introduced the bill the first day Continued on Page Seven GEORGE G LEIPER WINS BLUE RIBBON Although he 3s 86 George G Leiper of Lcipervillc leaves no doubtsin the minds of persons who watch him perform as to his adept ness in riding a horse Entered in a class for gentlemen riders at the monthly show of the Saddle Horse Association of Philadel phia in the 103rd Cavalry Armory Philadelphia last night the octoge narian captured the blue ribbon and a bronze statue of Mr Leiper who rides with the Radnor Hunt Club every week had as his mount last night Admiration a bay gelding recently obtained by the Riding Club of Philadelphia FATAL CRASH DUE TO RECKLESS DRIVING That Charles Augustitus 24yearold Chester man came to his death as the result of his own reckless driving was the decision reached by a Ches ter county coroners jury which yes terday afternoon investigated the fatal accident which occurred on the PhiladelphiaWest Chester Pike at Delchester Sunday night Augustitus was instantly killed when the car he was driving sldewiped another machine and crashed headon into a large truck Mary Melinkoff 18 and Stella Wallace 18 also of Chester who were in the car with Augustitus were slightly injured They discharged from the Ches ter County Hospital yesterday BEER BOTTLING Four Men Found in Darby Establishment Arrested by Federal Agents Too much haste for the distribution of beer resulted in the arrest of four men yesterday by federal agents who raided a beerbottling establishment in the 1000 block Main street Darby Sixtysix half barrels of beer several cases of bottled beer some ale and some bottling machinery were seized The agents said the bottling machinery was moved into the place three days prior to the raid and that the beer had been taken there last Sunday They also said that bottling operations were in full swing when the raid was made at 5 oclock in the morning The prisoners were taken to the Twelfth and Pine streets police sta tion In Philadelphia where each fur nished bail for appearance today before United States Commissioner Howard Patterson They are Samuel Weiss Penway street near Ruscornb David Welner Fifth street near Brown Joe Raymond Boudinot street near Ruscomb and Harry Singer Fortythird street near Wyalusing avenue Philadelphia Agents said the beer had an alco holic content that would be legal under the pending 32 per cent beer The four men had not liquor bottling permit COUNCIL CREATES SUPT OF POLICE POSITION Formal Protest of Busi ness Mens Committee Proves Futile Mayor Explains Plan Is Experiment Notes Sal ary Savings Despite formal protest by R com mittee of local business men City Council at Its session held yesterday afternoon passed by unanimous vote an ordinance creating the office of superintendent of police with a fixed salary of per annum Mayor Ward offered the explana tion to nn audience of spectators fill ing council chamber that the creat ing of the additional police bureau position was in the nature of an ex periment and that councils action was in keeping with a suggestion made by a group of representative taxpayers that a police efficiency ex pert be engaged by the city in an ef fort to attain greater proficiency in the police department A few days ago a committee waited upon Mayor Wnrd and announced that a delegation of business men would attend council meeting to for mally protest against passage of the ordinance When council convened at 2 oclock the delegation had not put iiv appearance Council is about to consider on second and final reading Ordinance No 8 creating the position of super intendent of police in the depart ment of public said Mayor Ward Is there any person who iias anything to suggest I hcstitate to proceed with consideration of the ordinance as members of a commit tee of business men who conferred with me recently expressed a desire to be present and voice objection to the passage of this ordinance There being no response Mayor Wnrd directed Clerk Newsome to proceed with the reading of the min utes of the preceding meeting A short time later a delegation headed by W F Delehanty secretary of the Delaware County Chamber of Com merce entered Council Chamber Addressing them Mayor Ward said We have before us Ordinance No 8 creating the office or position of superintendent of police and we grant you gentlemen an audience Mr Delehanty spokesmen for the business men after acknowledging the invitation said The Chester AWARD CONTRACT FOR SEWER UNIT Contract for construction of the Delaware River interceptor unit of the Intercepting sewer system desig nated as Contract 18 and extending from Delaware avenue and Reancy street to the sewage disposal plant at the foot of Thurlow street was awarded by City Council in session yesterday to the lowest of seven bidders The proposal of Vincenzo DIFran ctsco of Llanerch was ac cepted with the understanding that the successful contractor will give preference to Chester workmen The other bidders and their bids were Jafolla and DeScipIo Philadelphia Lombard Company Inc Philadelphia Ralph DiVito Philadelphia JohnMatrlciannl Baltimore Md Pennsylvania Engineering and Construction Company Phila delphia E R Moorehouse Company Camdcn N J Three transfer ordinances presented by Mayor Ward Director of Streets G J Hunter and Director of Finances J J Luttrell were read and passed on first reading Becoming despondent after domestic spat with her husband early this morning Mrs Mary Mattera 19 of Second street near Lamokin street attempted suicide by drinking poison police say After draining a vial the young woman lapsed into unconsciousness She was found by her husband who removed her to the Chester Hospital where she responded to emergency treatment She was admitted to the Institution for observation BEER PERMITS ON TAP AT HIS OFFICE with applications for beer permits Dr James M Doran com mission of Industrial alcohol 5s one of the busiest men in Washington Here you see him at Ids desk in the Vrohibitlon Bureau untangling the morning mail LOCAL AGREE TO ACCEPT 10 PC PAY CUT Cooperative Action Taken at Meeting of Associa tion Held Yesterday President of School Board Predicts Reduction in Number of Teachers The Chester Teachers Association agreed to take the 10 per cent cut proposed to them by the Chester School Board This decision was reached at the meeting of the teach ers held in the auditorium of the Chester High School yesterday aft ernoon Due to the financial condition of the Chester School District drastic retrenchments arc due for the next school term and in order in minlmixo this danger the teachers lacquloscec In the plea of the school board a made through its president Ctmrle P Larkln Jr Mr Larkln appeared before the Teachers Association meeting yes terday and in a brief and concise address laid the situation before his audience He stressed cooper ation and pointed out that action at the present time moy keep the situation under control and prevent worse pitfalls in the future The president of the school board stated there will be a decided re duction of the teaching forces before the next school term begins This reduction will take place in spite of the voluntary cut by the associ ation It Is the popular belief how ever that the cut will lessen the number of teachers dismissed when the new contracts will be renewed This fact was brought out clearly by Mr Larkin in his talk He stated that it was essential that a number of teachers must be dropped There Continued on Page Seven Maj Gen Wm G Price Jr Warns of New War Threat In the event of another war in Europe this country would inevitably be dragged Into it and there is more talk now of war in Europe than there was in 1914 So declared Major General William G Price Jr commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard in an address before the Chester Rotary Club yesterday General Price whoretires from his command tomorrow spoke on inter national relations and preparedness advocating a strong army and navy at all times as a prevention against invasion Right now Germany is in a state of unrest and has a powerful army France is prepared and ready for any emergency and the world knows Italys status as an armed and a pow erful nation China and Japan are tearing at each others throats and while I hate to imagine this country entering another conflict war clouds loom on the horizon But glad to relate this country is In better shape right now for any emergency than It was at any period during its history but the people are gradually slipping back to the state of mind they were In during 1916 when this nation was totally unpre pared for war General Price related the condition of affairs in the national guard units of the nation at the outbreak of the SpanishAmerican War and again in MDONALD SPEEDS Premier Ready to Report on Fourpower Pact for Peace CROYDON Eng March by air to London Prime Minister MacDonald arrived at Croy don Airport at a m today after a hurried flight from Paris The British statesman hastening home to inform his cabinet of the result of his conferences with Pre miers Daladier of France and Mus solinl of Italy was accompanied by Continued on Page Seven C R LONG NAMED TO STATE HOSPITAL POST HARRISBURG Pa March Senate today received the nomination of Charles R Long ol Chester as a member of the boarc of trustees of the Wernersvllle State Hospital to succeed Mrs Priscllla Stanley Fox Lebanon whose term has expired The appointment is fo four years PRESIDENT SIGNS BELL SALES APRIL 7TH Roosevelt Signature Brings Back Legal Beverage After 13 Years Garner Also Signs Promptly After Senate Meets Beverages Ready Steps in Career of Prohibition WASHINGTON March log of national prohibi tion December 18 Congress subrnits the eighteenth amendment to states January 16 required thirtysixth State Nebraska rati fies the amendment January 29 of state proclaims adoption of amendment October 28 1919 Congress passes Volstead act enforcing amendment over President Wil sons veto January 16 of state declares eighteenth amend ment in effect January 17 act becomes effective February 20 submits prohibition repeal amend ment to states March 13 1933 President Roosevelt proposes Volstead act modification to Congress March 22 1933 President Roosevelt signs beer bill Goes into effect at 1201 a m April 7 WASHINGTON March After more than thirteen years of exile beer and light wines will be back as legal beverages on April 7 President Roosevelt today signed tho CullcnHarrison bill modifying the Volstead Act to permit 32 per cent beer and wine The first sales under the new law will be permissible afc 1201 a m on Friday the 7th two weeks from the day after tomorrow The bill was dispatched immediately to the White House via the Housa on Enrolled Bills It was taken to the House end of the Capitol by Frank McAllister a Senate mes senger Garner signed the bill two minutes after the Senate met The House clerk bearing the engrossed and en rolled bill was waiting at the door and was usheredin promptly It was necessary to route the com pleted bill to the White House by way of the House because the measure orlginabed there Rep Cullen Dem N Y author of tho House beer bill headed a delega Continucd on Page Seven BEER BILL PERMITS UNRESTRICTED ADS WASHINGTON March The beer bill in its final form permits unrestricted advertising of the legal ized 32 per cent beverages accord ing to the interpretation of Cullen Dem Y sponsor of the Even if a newspaper published in a web state was circulated In a dry state Cullen said it could carry beer and wine advertisements1 without violating any provision of the bill This view was supported at the Department of Justice where it was said the beer advertisingcould be carried in all states afterthe bill be comes effective While no official opinion can be given until thebill becomes law it was said at the department that the effective date for beginning unre stricted advertising of 3J2 beverages probably would be the same as the date for beginning of legal April 7 STOLEN CAR ABANDONED An automobile stolen in Philadel phia last Sunday was recovered at Thirteenth street and Keystone road by police this morning The car is owned by Edward A Brett Jr 7102 North Broad street who was notified by police At the time of going to press no congressman has received a telegram of congratulation from any Canadian hotel keeper for having voted for the beer and wine bill More than 14000 telegrams piled in on President Roosevelt in twelve days At least the telegraph companies are getting a new deal More gold was dug from the ground in 1932 than in any other year But less from big butter and egg men sez Big Blond Frank There is nothing that annoys theatre manager more than people who arrive after the first act Unless of course its the people who leave April showers may bring our new police superintendent new powers Zangara muttered his hate for all capitalists on his way through the green door Guess he included capital punishment While this country is busy brewing something that cheers Europe is brewing trouble General Price tells us The Weather WASHINGTON Weather Pennsyl vania Fair tonight and Thursday with little charge in temperature Western Pennsylvania Fair to night Thursday increasing cloudi ness rain in south portion Thursday night slightly warmer in south por tion Thursday TODAYS TEMPERATURFS 6 a m 39 11 a m 7 a m 38 Noon 8 a m 40 1 p m 9 a m 42 2 p m 10 a m 44 43 44 44 43
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