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   Chester Times (Newspaper) - May 4, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania                              DAILY AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION FOR TWELVE IONTKS ENDING DECEMBER 31 1932 57TH 17584 Daily Leaded Wire Reports or United Press UP and International News Service INS CHESTER PA THURSDAY MAY 4 1933 NEW BREAK SEEN SOON IN MMATH CASE Police on Intensive Search Admit Development But Keep Counsel Contact Man Says Any thing Can Happen Mother Issues Appeal HARWICH Mass May scare troopers were started off from police headquarters today in an intensive search for the kidnaped Peggy McMath tenyearold heir ess with the reminder from Lieuten ant James Hughes of the Alassa chusetts state police that the Lind bergh baby was foundWithin a mile of his Rumors that a new development would soon break spread around Harwich as police officials darted here and there in cars keeping their own counsel When William Lee the contact man at the McMath home finally came to his twicepostponed confer ence with newspapermen he had nothing to report at the moment adding I might have something for you that would make good newspaper news Asked if that meant that aw con tact had been established with the kidnapers he answered No Asked if an arrest was imminent he replied evasively Anything might Lee said Mr and Mrs McMath were standing by the telephone at their home He We are all hopeful We did not believe Peggy has been harmed We feel that this is not a case of spite We think it is a case of ransom nothing else He said even if ransom had been asked he could not so inform the press because the father did not want to jeopardize any contacts he may es tablish with the kidnapers Both Mr and Mrs McMath had five or six hours of sleep last night asked how the mother was feeling Lee replied She is bearing up very well indeed There has been no weeping on her part no breaking This may be similar to the Lind bergh case Lieut Hughes de clared in addressing his men as they lined up in their khaki uniforms at headquarters Every camp every gas filling sta tion every store and every place that TWENTYTWO PAGES CHILD HEIRESS KIDNAP VICTIM FINAL EDITION With All Latest and Best News of the Day PRICE TWO CENTS INFLATION BILLiPINCHOTSIGNS PASSES IN HOUSE VOTE IS 307 TO 86 MCLURE BEER CONTROL BILL Republican Lines Break Establishes County Treas and 30 Aid Democrats urcrs as the Licensing Wolfendcn Backs It Authoritv in State Now Goes to Effective June May Reach President by Easy to Get as End of Week Dogor Hunting Perm its A recent picture of 10yearold Margaret McMath who was kidnaped from her school at Hanvichport Mass by a Negro and two whileaccom plicesand is believed to be held in a seagoing craft somewhere off the Massa jcnusetls coast She is the daughter of Neil C McMath retired engineer of Harwichport Mass and Detroit Both her maternal and paternal lathers are industrial millionaires LOCAL BREWERY MOYLAN FIGURES IN SU WASHINGTON May ad ministrations inflation plan received an overwhelming endorsement in the House of Representatives yesterday when by a vote of 307 to 86 the House adopted the Senates inflation amend ment to the farm relief bill Thirty Republicans and four FarmLaboriles voted with the Democrats while i seven Democrats lined up with the opposition The bill carrying the direct farm velief provisions the farm mortgage amendment and the inflation amend ment now goes in conference Ad ministration leaders believe that it j may be on the Presidents desk bei fore the end of the week I With inflation out of the way the conferees in thc opinion of the lead crs will quickly settle thc differences between the two Houses which mainly involve amendments to the direct farmrelief provisions written into J thc bill by the Senate The farm mortgage sections of the bill are not controversial to any material extent j Debate on the inflation amendment I having been concluded Tuesday night the vote on approval of the amend ment which made conference action unnecessary was in order when the House convened yesterday j Republican leaders had decided to j demand a vote on the amendment by i sections and after a study of the j rule which was the issue before the j Gain Controlling Interest Prove Futile The effort of a Philadelphia man to purchase a controlling interest in the Chester Brewery for has failed according to an order filed at Media by Judge Albert Button Mac Dade The decision has been made after Found on Cellar Says Woman Felled Him Philadelphians Efforts to Fatherof County Historian SSf irthBurJdJISndaS T j record votes were made it would have to be granted j After winning his point Reprcscn tative SiielL the minority leader was content to rest his case on a final i vote on the rule in its entirety In Hearing blows and cries In the cellar of her home at MoylanRose Valley yesterday afternoonMrsJohn T Meyers mother of Albert Cook Meyers wellknown historian went downstairs to find her husband John T Meyers 87 years old lying on the ci4UwL i Ul V Jrt I il UiU iVitlK Utl LliC several hearings before the court en cellar floor in a semiconscious state bane innlllHincr Turlna XT i Continued on Page DABIAGED BY FIRE Fire of unknown origin caused slight damage to a vacant store lo cated at Green and Mcllvaine streets shortly before 8 oclock last evening The district fire companies re sponding to an alarm sent in from Box 125 at Eighth and Caldwell streets by a pedestrian who saw smoke issuing from under the front door of the unoccupied building dis covered that the flames had found their way into the sidewall of the store and were threatening to spread upward The wall was opened and in a the flames had been extinguished by water and chemi cals The companies were in service about 20 minutes bane including Judge W Fronefield Judge John M Broomall and Judge MacDade Bernard H Cohn a Philadelphia lawyer at tempted to have the court rule that three owners of stock of the Penn Beverage Company the corporation now owning the brewery must sell i someone their stock in accordance with an alleged option His only explanation of the incident at the time was that a woman hit Continued on Twenty AIRPLANE VIEWS OF NEW SCHOOL The Chester School District has re Governor Signs McClure Repeal Measure HARRISBURG Pa May machinery for Penn sylvanias action on the 21st con stitutional amendment repealing federal prohibition was set up to day through Governor Pinchots approval of the bill bearing the name of Senator John J McClure of Delaware county The McClure act provided that on November 7 the regular elec tion day the voters choose 15 del egatesatlarge from two lists 15 committed to ratification of the amendment and 15 signed up for rejection The 15 chosen would meet De cember 5 in Harmburg and for mally cast their ballots for repeal or retention of the 18th Amend ment The 30 names to be placed on the ballot would be selected from petitions circulated among the voters prior to the election The 15 persons committed to repeal who have the largest numbers of signers on their petitions would be chosen to stand for that side of the question The 15 opposed to repeal would be chosen simi larly The secretary of common wealth was made arbiter of the petitions SAVED FROM SHARKS RAIL MESSAGE SENT CONGRESS BY ROOSEVELT Involves Creation of a Na tional Coordinator Avoids Duplication Believed Remedy for Hard Hit Carriers But Is Agreed Experimental WASHINGTON May Speedy enactment of a threepoint emergency propam for rehabilita tion of the nations railroads was asked by President Roosevelt today APPROPRIATION FOR FLOOD RELIEF INTINICUMTWP State Legislative Commit tee Approves Sum of For Dikes Measure Offered by Sen ator McClure Who Con ferred With Governor With the appropriation committee of both the Senate and House at Hnrrisburg agreeing to include 000 in the general appropriation bill famous movie star and erstwhile delight of ooimty drama followers at tho Hcdjjerow Theatre ttose Valley narrowly es caped death in sharkInfested waters ofT Havana yesterday The captain of heir small craft was killed hv sharks r he explained that ceived two airplane photographs of Srhnnl OCHOOi r i tVVVJ ciitUicHi5 he had gone to thc basement of his j the new Daniel W home on the Rose Valley road glL as nuijung ana d0ff llccng Ian to turn on thc water for the Ithe Sun Vlllaee section of Chester j handled by the same officials garden hose and was struck down by i the purchase of which was authorised rrK u By the time Mrs Meyers at a recent meeting of the directors and a guest had reached the injured upon the suggestion of James man no trace of the asasilant could i Rankiri L befound Cohn exhibited a1 letter dated November 4 1932 signed by Connie J Dorrain Arthur Parker and H B Lantz stating that each of us are v willing to sell our respective shares to avoid detection by anyone on the Mr Meyers was treated at The large photographs have been The probable cause for theattack mounted in attractive guiltframes was given as a prowler cither seeking food in the cellar or hiding there injuries being of a minor 1 1 in the Penn Beverage Company j PIace Third and Palmer streets Chester for S15000 each Agreement of J nat urc sale satisfactory to us to be executed i Albert Cook Meyers the son of within ten days at the abovemeniJonn TMeyers is the secretary of tioned price j Pennsylvania Historical Society is renowned for his work and igs on the subject of William Penn and his colony He is at present connected with the University of and it is planned to give one to the school to be hung in the corridor HARRISBTJRG Pa May After June 1 1033 the sale and dis tribution of 32 beer and similarly legal alcoholic beverages in Pennsyl vania will be regulated by the McClure act which Governor Pinchot signed soon after the ststc legislature passed it Thc bill introduced by Senator John J McClure Delaware county estab lished county treasurers as the licens ing authority in the state and theo retically made licenses as easy to get as hunting and dog licenses also The entire plan was drafted in ac cordance with the governors wishes after he had vetoed another plan which placed licensing in the courts and imposed a A separate tax ineasure awaits his signature He will sigh it Friday he said when the taxing machinery can and to place the other among pictures j be set up by thc State Department of of the various school district build Revenue The levy will be at the ings which are hung in the school rate of SI24 a barrel arid will be ad directors meeting room in the Larkin Building Broad and Crosby streets tioned price As the courts opinion points out j this paper was written four days before last falls general election when a President was elected upon an avowed wet stand Pennsylvania Mrs John T Meyers Mr Cohn declared that on Novem uCard Slve his famous Gettys HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY By United Press ber 9 the day after election he wrote a letter addresesd to Mr Dorrian at 4919 Parkside avenue Philadelphia as follows As I do not know Mr Parkers or Mr Lantzs address I am writing you to inform you that my j parties are willing to pay 10 per cent I cash and the balance in 60days at j the time of settlement for the Penn Company plant in Chester burg speech AT PEVILICO Spirit To Arms Stimulaw Kanal Inspection Keller Young Prince Game Coq Westys Lad Sennett Jlchestcr Lord Rag lan Accolade Stroll Along Mintie Risneur Weather clear track fast AT AURORA Coojrle Bobs Luck IVTadee De E Yal J Reynolds Butter Ball For Curry Product Hoosicr Prince Weather clear track heavy AT CHURCHILL DOWNS Flash Stare Creole Bird Lonr Bit Bibboo Napesta Nolivia Miss Flip Leaflet Square Foragrc Sabre Slash Even Play Guide Brook Woocllander Solid American Bismarck Bobbv Sweep Abe Furst Os Princess Black Nose Olive A Peace Lady Continued on Pagfc Twenty CUTS SCHOOL SALARIES CONSHOHOCKEN Pa May School Board today had decided to reduce the salaries of Conshohockcn teachers 15 per cent to effect an annual saving of ap proximately The school tax rate was cut one mill to mills but the per capita tax of re mains unchanged Nothnagle Bill Suggests Need Would Get RP C Financial Aid Edward Nothnagle Representative from Chester in the Pennsylvania IN ROLE OF HOST Rt Rev Francis M Taitt of this city Bishop of the Pennsylvania Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church will be present tomorrow afternoon at the annual outing and j dinner of the Ministers Association of Chester and Vicinity which will be held at 4 oclock in Strath Haven Inn Swarthmore Bishop Taitt will be host to the i clergymen and the wives of members WAbmrvOTON M of the clerfry in this vicinity Each i confiscatory taxes TAX1MFAIR Sun Oil Head Says Entire Burden Cannot be Borne a bill HarrUburg this morning asking the construction of a tunnel under the Delaware River connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey from this city If the bill is successfully carried it will also be presented to the New Jersey Legislation Representative Nothnagle in pre senting his project spoke of the necessity for such an additional means of communication between southeastern Pennsylvania and south ern New Jersey Concerning the financing of such formidable enterprise Nothnagle suggested that the major constnic Continuccl on rage Twenty ANDHQBBYSHOW Entries Are Numerous For Event in Y M C A This This eveningat the Chester Y M C A building another big feature Boys Week i Pet and Hobby Show ANN HARDING IS SAVED AS BOAT UPSETSIN SEA Jn Water capes Sharks That Killed Skipper of Smack Actress Safe m Havana With Secretary and Kirkland Film Star mended step sions of the Interstate Commission Act co crca HAVANA May Ann Harding and Alexander Kirkland Aim stars and Marie Lombnrdo secretary to the actress were safe here today after a narrow escape in the shnrk infestcd waters of the Havana Biltmore Yacht Clul They were rescued a short time after the skipper of their capsized fishing smack was killed by one of the dangerous sea monsters Miss Harding and Kirkland arrived here a few days ago for a vacation deny ing they were en Raged George Andrews assistant secrc mbasKy sail craft found the three companions clinging to the keel of the overturned fishing boat He hauled them to safety after they had battled for life for 3 and VJ hours Later Miss Harding told of the perilous adventure in these words Our sailboat capsized as we were making a turn We all succeeded in petting firm holds on the keel and pulled ourselves almost out of the water There we waited for aid Finally the master of our boat decided to swim to shore for help He struck out but swam only a short distance when a fin cut through the ing in liis small was going at the and there wns a water The fin swimming man scream and he was dragged down under the surface Miss Harding Mr Kirkland and Miss Lombard had arrived here Sun inclined to shy nature such as roaches snakes a few creatures of white mice cock eels worms trained fleas are cordially invited to attend the show on the second floor of the Y M C A Recreational Hall Without a doubt this Pet and Hobby business is the most interesting and numerous The pels display are the lastwords in that line of business and some of the col feature of Boys that some of the Week kids of the clergy in this vicinitv Each uu mw m year the Bishop commemorates the i instead of distributing the anniversary of his coming Co St Pauls burdcn equitably can have no other ProtestantEpiscopal Church this city i byt to destroy one after an ivhorp np rho milnir fnv JK Other all lections that have been made as part of a hobby arc more a tribute to nor tion project may be financed in part servancc than to art P tnrough the Reconstruction Finance if yOu like the Zoo you will crt a May Corporation loans for self liquidating big kick but of the show thU is on a few ini projects scheduled to begin at 5 p rn today It is the belief of the sponsor that Several animal trainers have been Continued on Pajje Twenty TJ S TREASURY BALANCE WASHINGTON May Treasury balance as of May 2 CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS HELD Anniversary and An nual Sessions in Local Churches where he occupied the pulpit for our great industries That was the warningsoundedat Continued on Papje Twenty Continued on Twenty years by acting as host to the ladies of the various local rectories a t the meeting at the U S annual outing and dinner The affair tomorrow afternoon will mark the windup of the seasons ac tivities of the Ministers Association and the concluding business will be taken up at a brief session The meet ing will open at 4 oclock and dinner i will be served at 5 oclock j REPRESENTS LOCAL GROUP Chamber of Commerce annual con vention here by J Howard Pew of Philadelphia president of the Sun Oil Company Marcus Hook He asserted that abandonment of the sales tax proposal in the last Congress in favor of an excisemeas ure amounted to a betrayal of pub lic interest Tha men who made that bill said Pew knew that to fail in bal ancing the budget meant disaster The evidencewas that a sales tax would produce a balanced budget but that the scries of excises against Thomas Kcare recorder of Chester No 48 Artisans Order of i Mutual Protection represented the i local group last evening at a meeting w j of the order held in the Hotel Walton a few commodities would not Philadelphia The recorders of every Nevertheless the sales tax was re chapter were present to discuss projected the excises were written in posed changes in the laws of the or11 ganization i Continued on Twenty Times Classified Ad Brings Results The result of truthful advertis ing in a recognized advertising medium is attested to by Yocum and Powers Co Inc Philadelphia who recently inserted a fourline ad in the classified columns of the Chester Times They had a small farm near Atglen on which was a house in poor condition These days its a problem to sell a house in excel lent condition but they thought they would try advertising in Del aware countys only daily news paper The resultswere great said a representative oT the firm today Why after the first day the ad appeared we had eight inquiries the sale of the farm was quickly consummated We are very pleased with the results Roosevelt to Wield Wide Power in World Parley i WASHINGTON May rcncy expansion the reestablishment A somewhat bewildered and subseri of silver control over domestic com Vient Congrefs is steadily forging new j modity prices and restriction of and poweiiul weapons i agricultural production Next week i Roosevelts use in the forthcoming may see added to the Presidents pow world Economic Conference ers that of arbitrarily reducing tariff1 uncer powers already vested in the rates up to 50 per cent i executive with more to be voted in j The net result of this unprecej the next few weeks it is assured that i dented authority being vested in the the American delegation in London executive branch of the government I jWUl bs abe to spaak more is to send the American delegates juvely than have American delegates into the conference in z position to many world conference drive bargains without the ever I They will speak for Mr Roosevelt present fear of congressional repudii i without the necessity of keeping a i ation They will speak for Mr FLOOD IMPERILS FORD ESTATE Another milestone in the life of the North Chester Baptist Church was celebrated last evening In the church at Providence avenue and Chestnut street when exercises in commemoration of the sixtieth anni versary of the founding of the edi fice were held The Celebration beginning last Sunday with special services was brought to a close last evening with the annual congregational meeting and banquet Last Sunday thc pas tor Rev Archie MacKinney who came to the church in February 1932 presented to the congregation a pa per which he has been preparing for the pasl 18 months in which he traced was not yet ready to submit a plan for permanent legislation rccom the following emergency recapture provi Cornmerce railway holding com panies definitely under the regula tion and control of the Interstate Commerce Commission of a Federal orchnator of transportation As Mr Roosevelts message arrived tu the Capitol Chairman Rayburn of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee made public the legislation which is proposed by the administration for the carrying out of its emergency proposals Ihe legislation provided for tion of the coordinator TEXT OF THE MESSAGE The text of he message follows The stcnm railways still consti tute the main arteries of commerce in the United States At this time however available traffic is not suffi ciently profitable to existing railway facilities and the supplemen tary facilities provided by new lorms transportation Our broad problem fs so o co ordinate all agencies of transporta tion as to maintain adequate service T am not yet ready to submit to the Congress a comprehensive plan lor permanent legislation I do believe however that three emergency steps can and should be taken at this special session of the Congress First I recommended the repeal of the recapture provisions of the interstate Commerce Commission Act Ihe commission has pointed out that Continued on Pagre Twenty MANY PROPERTIES Real estate owners and agents in this city are at their wite end to nnd a solution to vandals who are raiding vacant properties and steal ing fixtures and fittings During the past year thousands of dollars worth of plumbing and clcclrical fixtures have been stolen from vacant properties despite the Some police maintained by police property owners think the i to JJW11VJU should be able to meet the situation but police officials point out that it would require even a larger force than is employed at present by the city to guard the hundreds of vacant homes hi all sections of the city Patrolmen are instructed to keep close tabs on all vacant properties in their district but in order to in spect every one during an eighthour tour of duty some patrolmen would be compelled to concentrate on this and leave everything else unattended It is pointed out that in some sec tions especially the Fifth ward there are so many vacant properties that it would require a small regiment of watchmen to keep a careful check on them Fair weather is predicted today and tomorrow In Eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware and Maryland The temperature will rise slowly to morrow The highest temperature here yes terday was 74 degrees at p m and the lowest was 62 at 4 a m The average of 68 was nine degrees above normal for the date and twelve degrees above the average May 3 last year Maximum temperature for the date Is 90 established in 1913 and minimum 36 in 1874 Sunrise today was at a m and sunset will be at p m Eastern Daylight Saving Time and Daiby Creek sections of Tinicum township residents of that area are urging that something be done for immediate relief in the flood area The fight to end Tinicuras flood danger was carried ouc to a success ful issue by Senator John J McClure who carried his campaign to Gover nor Pinchoc and to the members of the Legislature and produced photo graphs to show the extent of the flood The senator was insistent that the appropriation be regarded as an emergency measure and that it was the duty of the state to protect the people in the flood district Governor Pinchot has agreed to approve an appropriation of at least S2DOOO for the work He has also directed the Department of Forests and Waters to make a survey to esti mate the exact cost of stopping the serious inundations Secretary Staley says the survey will be started imedi ately Senator McClure last night said he believes that will be ample to repair the dikes which have broken this springs HC expressed the belief that it is possible that the work may be done for David E Triester head of the Greater Eastwick Improvement Asso ciation commenting on the announce ment of the news from Senator Mc Clure said While we are grateful to the Sen ator for the interest he has displayed m having this item included in the bill for the next two years the fact still remains that nothing ts being done at the immediate moment to alleviate flood conditions in south west Philadelphia What may happen within tho next two years isntgoing to do any good now Reports have been made to me that the breaks in the dikes through which flood waters already have poured rendering scores home less and endangering hundreds of homes arc enlarging at the rate of two feet a day PETTY GAMBLERS FINED Seven Negro gamblers taken in a raid Tuesday afternoon when De tectives Dougherty and Seaman in vaded a house oa Banana avenue were fined and costs each when given formal hearings in police court today The defendants were Rob ert Johnson 24 of Pulton street Madison Williams 40 SOOblocfc West Second street Harry Savage West Sixth street Philip Stewart 27 Banana avenue Amos Cooper 46 West Sixth street William Jackson 25 Banana avenue and John Vcn able of Cherry street Topics of T5 raes It will cost 5200 for a license to sell beer in this city Few of the small time bootleggers will be able to bear it A furmer tells us that yesterdays rain made a lot of things jump quick So did a lot of automobiles on Ninth street yesterday The Phillies werent able to play yesterday on account of wet grounds Wonder why they werent able to play in the six games preceding yester days scheduled one A local dietitian tells us no matter how spinach is cooked children are apt to refuse it Just an old spinach custom so to speak AT NATIONAL SESSIONS Three members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce are attending the sessions of the conven tion of the National Chamber of Commerce being held in Washington Ed Cartain who got the Kings medal for Dravery tells us Bucking ham Palace has 40 bedrooms But somehowmost of the international guests seem 10 go to the White House these days Huey Long wont Jet Louisiana send an exhibit to the Century of Progress Maybe hes figuring on going himself A woman reader writes to our health column and protests she cant sleep after 9 a m Our advice to her would be to get up and go Co work Ruth Judd was adjudged insane but when she heard she wasnt going to be hanged she declared No noose is good news j The delegates arc William D Getting barrels seems the greatest congregation and the life of the Mason superintendent of thc Marj trouble of brewers of good beer Church since cus Hook plant of the Sun Oil Co I Getting a glass of good beer seems to mi PJrtifo c and William F Dclehanty manager i be the greatest trouble of consumers much outside research the pastor of thc local Chamber William gathered most of his ii mmm from old records of the chare Following thc This exclusive picture of Henry fords home at Dearborn one of I eluding devaluation of the dollar cur Continued on Page Twenty grab bed 2fja lrce lhaf Photographer iJUrtlH T Craemcr secretary treasurer of the JaPariese are giving the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co cmncse a lot of trouble And pretty also a member of the local body Is son their beetles will be giving us i attending as a delegate from the lent Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Minstrel Show a Featur of Boys Week Observance Boys Week has shifted the scenery a bit on the locaJstage of life Dur ing ordinary seasons of the year the boys from five to 15 cluster about the different events days news that make the If there is a fire the main gallery is composed of lads of various ages gazing with awe at the hardworking smoke eaters If there is a baseball game the kids sneak under fences gather about the center of the attrac tion and hero worship the players If it is a movie they beg and borrow nickels and dimes to get there If It is a show of any sort they mill about the entrance watching and waiting for their chance to crash This week things have been differ ent The boys are the mala show and it is the older people who have come to gaze at the youthful accom plishments of the younger generation Starting with the movie Satur day the men came to see how the boys liked the show and stayed to see the pictures meant for the young sters enjoyment In the afternoon boys piloted their model aircrafts On Sunday in the churches the lads occupied front seats and in some churches these youngsters preached to the older men On Monday hun dreds of men became kids again as they watched thc boys smack the aggies around with their favorite shooters Some had the nerve to Continued on Page Twenty from risburg show that the public accepted the sales tax without a murmer So did the State treasury as far as we know The Weather WASHINGTON May TJP Weather forecast Eastern Pennsyl vania Fair and continued cool prob ably ligrht frost in exposed places to night Friday fair with slowly rising temperature Western Pennsylvania Fair and continued cool probably light frost tonight Friday increasing1 cloudiness with slowly rising temperature rain Friday night or Saturday New Jersey Fair and continued cool tonight and Friday probably light frost In exposed places tonight except heavy in cranberry bogs TODAYS TEMPERATURES 6 a m 7 a m 8 a m 9 a m 10 a m 54 11 a m 52 Noon 54 1 p m 52 2 p m 54 56 56 60 62   

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