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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas Wyi Allene porter -Betas"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Byron VOL. LVII, NO. 326. AmrUlM f’rtaa (APIABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1938.—FOURTEEN PAGES tatted Ptea* ICP* PRICE 5 CENTS Abjiene's Part DESPITE NATURE of president’s request- In Annual Witt High Senators ShunFD’sPlea For Profits Tax _ Chinese Storm Jap Centers To Conclave Talked WHITNEY KEEPS #H EADS UP' TO LAST Bristling Show Planned By Group To Get 39 Meet Largest, mo^t representative and most spectacular participation by Abime at the April 25-27 convention of the West Texas chamber of commerce at Wichita Palls that the city has ever presented at a WTCC meeting was projected last night. Preliminary plans were discussed in a long session at the Wooten hotel of an all-cfty committee named Tuesday by President J. C Hunter of the Abilene chamber of commerce. A thorough discussion of the project was had and it was agreed that Abilene needs to register more people for the convention. in advance of it, than any other city aside from the host city. ASKING CONVENTION Abilene is inviting the 1939 convention, That was considered sufficient reason Abilene should have a record relegation. Abilene is headquarters city of the WTCC and the committee felt it should show its appreciation for that designation by contributing more than any other town to success of this year's covent ion. This is what needs to be done, the committee decided, and figured roughly it would take $1,003, counting registration fees of $1 I each, to do it: 1. Register in Abilene, Friday and Saturday of this week several _____ hundred persons. The $1 fee en- | whom he may present his badge, ASKS COMMITTEE APPROVAL— to all events of the three-day convention program; shows, group conferences, g e n e ra I sessions dances. Registrations will be sold here for members of bands to be ' taken. PI \N MOTOR! ADK 2. Organize an Abilene delegation to attend the convention Tuesday j —the second .day. Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia of New York City j will be the principal speaker that; day, It is planned to have Abilen-ians go in a motorcade closely enough organized to have local I cars and buses stop near Wichita Falls and enter the city in a column 3. Raise, in addition to advance j registrations, money to hire needed j buses and pay for two meals for , members of the McMurry Wah j While a small time felon shields his face with a bundle as flash guns pop, Richard Whitney (center), to whom he is shackled, holds up his head as he is hustled through a crowd at Grand Central station In New York on his way to begin serving a 5 to 10-year term In Sing Sing. Whitney, five times head of the New York Stock Exchange, pleaded guilty to grand larceny. FD Tells Plans To Solons Aid Program To MEXICO REPLIES STERNLY TO ~ Congress Today BRITISH EXPROPRIATION NOTE Force Retreat Reinforcements Rushed To Beaten Japanese Army By LLOYD LEHRBAS SHANGHAI, April 14 — iThurs-day)—(ZP)—Generalissimo    Chiang Kaishek's advancing Chinese legions were reported today to have stormed two Japanese central front strongholds In an attempt to force the invaders into continued retreat. Chinese, who sent word they had surrounded the walled cities of Ylhsien and Esaochwang, had high j hopes their warrior hordes would defeat Japanese again before reinforcements could arrive from | Japanese bases to the north. 1,500 JAPS KILLED The reports said Chinese troops had killed 1.500 Japanese in a battle at Tsaochwang and thwarted JLj Japanese attempts to reestablish communications between the two beleaguered cities. Ylhsien is 25 miles north of , Taierhchwang, where Chinese last week routed a Japanese advance unit thrusting through southern Shantung province toward the vi- j tai Lunghal railroad Tsaochwang is 13 miles still farther to the j north west. The three cities had been taken by Japanese attempting to con FIGHTS TAXES HARRISON AVERS LEVIES MUST BE KILLED TO HELP BUSINESS SEN. HARRISON (See (tory to right) Roosevelt Asks Retention Of Taxes In Letter To Conference Committee WASHINGTON, April 13—(AP)—Senate tax leaders rebelled tonight against a strongly-worded request from President Roosevelt that the principle of the undistributed profits tax and a graduated levy on capital gains be retained in the new revenue bill. Chairman Harrison (D-Miss) of the senate finance committee said, despite Roosevelt’s letter asking retention on these house-approved taxes, senate conferees would insist they be eliminated. A congressional conference committee now is seeking to adjust differences between house and senate versions of the tax bill. ' I believe the repealing of the undistributed profits tax and the modification of the,—      * capital gains tax, such adopted by the senate, business,’’ Harrison said. The Mississipian himself had made public earlier a letter from the president—which some legislators said was unprecedented—reviewing arguments for these levies and asking their retention. “HELP TO BUSINESS* Business will be helped, not hurt, by these suggestions,” the president said. The repeal of the undistributed profits tax and the reduction of the tax on capital gains to a fraction of the tax on other forms of income strike at the root of fun-CHIHUHU A CITY, Mexico, April damental principles of taxation ; Ask US Action In Bombing Arrest American Held For Slaying Of Juarez Mayor ■j"”" Rebel Drive To Cut Realm Gains Loyalists Fight * Hard To Thwart Insurgent Aims HENDAYE, France, at the Spanish Frontier. April 13.—(ZF—The Insurgent campaign to pinch off Catalonio from the rest of government territory gained steadily today, despite sterner resistance throughout the northeast Spanish war zone. Only in the central sector, where the insurgents were trying to hokl a precarious position across the Se- Appropriations Group Mum After Hearing Proposals MEXICO CITY April 13.—JR— In vigorous but polite language British Ambassador yesterday and Mexico told Gres- Britain tonight made public today, disclosed the the expropriated properties of Mexican government refused to Aguila (Royal Dutch Shell> Oil admit Britain's right to make dip- Waht&ysee girls' drum corps, the    T'J'L    '':5 V’ , ^ Abilene high school band, the -‘den* Roosevelt, ready to ask company wciild not be returned. quer the Lunghal area separating 13.—<£*>—Intercession by the state J The two levies which the presi-Japanese-occupied portions of    department at    Washington    was    dent defended had been criticized north China and the Yangtze river    asked today for    William N.    Fink,    vigorously by many business valley.    ; American mining company execu- I *pokesmen as contributing causes REPAIR RAILWAY    i live who was Indicted and impris- °f Hie present bu loess slump. Janane.e worked r#v*rtehiw to on*d    Mexican authorities in    After    the president s    letter had $re fiver from Balaguer, did gov- repair the Tlentsin-Pukow railway    connection with    the Apr.: I    bomb    been made public, house democrats line over which reinforcements    abacination of    Mayor Jose    Bor-    014 the conference committee as-    1    ar- 'l$e    ln    the flj hung, from the north must come But    unda of Juarez.    sorted emphatically they would    To    the    south near    San Mateo while repairs were made on one Fink, vice president of the Magu- *tand by    bul    whk*    s    arm* section. Chinese    said Chinese    arichic Mining company, la- held ! *cuJ.d maln the controversial    through    the    last    range    of Te*t of th. not,, delivered to th. ^ ^ Mr teW «• 11, th. CWhu.hu.    .ryorrvn    A    Ch*« tiary today at the ordet' of At- Fl"T    ADOPTED    defenders    hark    ♦ o th# ni«m« in tomey General Lomeli Kuaregl.    until?    I    front of the Mediterranean port of A request for U. S. Investigation P„J __^ d    I'5    *    Vinaro*. was made upon Secretary Hull by other. Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band, the I J"*"" »    ..    and    relief th# AhUma nhrUtian Pnllpff# Wild- i    Ttedl>    totaling    $2,750,- 000.000. laid the details of his pro- the Abilene Christian College Wild cat band. With all four groups, totaling about 200 members. Abilene probably would have the largest representation of musicians any one town has had at any WTCC convention in years. finance group Russell S. Stephens was deslgnat gram before members of the congressional appropriations committee today and asked their approval. Whatever approval was given was j understood not to have been unanl-1 mous, for among those who attended was Senator Glass *D-Va>, cd chairman of a sub-committee on I chairman of the senate appropre Church Charter Member Dead Mrs. Mary White. 79. only remaining charter member of the Central finance by General Chairman E. tiona committee, who has been an Presbyterian church, died yesterday ..... 'afternoon    at    her    home.    202    Grape. She had bren iii some time. Funeral will be Friday at IO a. rn. H. Moore. Members of the sub- : outspoken critic of    large    govern committee are Mmes Ellis Douthit, ( ***cnt    expenditures. J. M. Radford and R. A, Maddox,1 Asked by reporters if he was sat Ann Moore, Howard McMahon. C. ’ “fled    with the president's    program,    at    the    Central    Presbyterian    church D. Knight. Max Bentley, Victor i Gla&s    replied;    with    tho    Rev.    E.    B    Surface,    pas- i thnneht tM/>n4nn“’mi.KU.1 - -     Kurtei    folio™.    tnought    london    might    lend Behrens. Bob Cannon, This com-I “You will' see when I vote on it.” ^°r* oilheating:    Burial will follow mittee will meet a; 9 a. rn. today MESSAGE THOROUGH    m ;hc family lot in the local cemc at the chamber of commerce to Senator Barkley, the democratic ter5-    .    .. organize the work and conscript | leader, told reporters after the con-i Born Sept 29. 1857. in Tunnel _,_C_p!.fPey cis,_were. ta*fn- to lomatic representations in behalf of the company. The British government had demanded the properties be returned. “Even on the assumption that numerous British investors and pery much interested In the situation In which the company finds itself.'’ the note said, “the latter is a Mexican enterprise and therefore defense of its interests does not appertain to a foreign state.” j There was no immediate indication of what further steps Brit- I ain might take. In view of the Monroe doctrine, the use of force obviously is out j of the question, but observers up- port to the efforts of the 17 American and British companies, I helpers. At last night s meeting, three attendants, subscribed $50 each ference: Hill, Ga., she came to Texas in close world markets to' Mexican “We discussed with the president 1875 and located in Brown county °1,I~;^Lhin8 ,they have thus far ie message which will be delivered near Brownwood. In 1878 she was _ ‘ _. m do.ng. CIO-AFL Break Final; Lewis To Form Union WASHINGTON. April 13 — (APi—C. I. O. traders derided today to brrak finally with the A. F. of L. and form a perm -nent labor federation of their own. John L. Lewis, C.I.O. chairman, announced this decision following a two-day conference with his labor union associates. Some labor leaders concluded it presaged a labor war that might even be longer and more bitter than the struggle between the A. F. of L. and the Knights of Labor in the 1880‘s. As the first step toward forming a new labor federation the C. I. O. members voted to hold a constitutional convention next fall.  uxd    ‘rmp    aemnl    Arana as forces, only 14 Fink's wife, living in El Paso, who _ ‘    a*    yap‘    al    8a1™*    miles from Vinaroz, were pushing described the indictment of her    uncompromising    attitude of eastward with the object of dis- h us band as “absurd”    th* COd:teT*ts    to    tal*    ot    numbering Catalonia ana tho REPORT TO WASHINGTON    In T,    »nd enactment of no    Spanish capital city    of Barcelona *    bll‘ ar aR- Tn ca**a The ex-    from Valencia, Madrid and    all    the L*e Blohm. American consul, said    isling levies    would be continued.    government territory    lving    to    the a complete report of Fink s deten- ----------- Hon was sent to Washington. He    Believe    Crnwlpv Hee said the American engineer was . . J* , bi . arrested when Efren Escobar, also    New Deal Blessings indicted, told authorities he sent south and west. PROGRESS IN NORTH Equally important insurgent gains were reported in the north* em sector of the 160-miie battu to start the fund; this to go for tomorrow as soon as boti) houses man'ted to Benjamin Franklin Best    Mexican    note    re-asserted    the registrations for bands and their traveling expenses. Contributors were Mrs. Radford. J. C. Hunter and C. M. Caldwell. Lumbermen Urged To Build Small Houses DALLAS, April 13—<£»>—Small houses were described as the big business of the lumber industry today as members of the Texas association in convention here were urged to concentrate on the small heme field. S. Lamar Forrest of Lamesa, retiring president, told the group “there is no doubt the building of small homes, casting under $5,000 offers lumbermen their biggest opportunity.” Carle Locke of Beaumont was elected president succeeding Forrest and Beaumont chosen as the 1939 convention site. Green Pictured meet. I can't    discuss the details    and lat€r ,he couple moved to San    government's    intention    to    pay in- wlth you, but it    will cover the whole    Angelo. Mr. Br.^t died there in    demnification    and    declared “the subject:'    I1883- Two children were born to , republics capacity to pay is a real A- 'Tax DnHnor' The message containing the pres- the couplc- Ro>’ d>cd March 1 ad certain fact.”    5    °    UU9B ident’s recommendations—generally I ^    and Frankie Best died expected to include $1,250,000,000 for |when an infant of 11 months, work relief and $1,500,000,000 for! In 1908 Mrs. Best married T. A. the construction of heavier public White at Petersburg, Texas, near works—is scheduled to go to the!    Plainview. They moved to Stam- capital at noon    tomorrow.    ;    ford where they lived several vears. WASHINGTON, April 13—up)— front, just below the French bor-The question of whether the na- clar. tion administration was supporting * In Barcelona, the Spanish gov* Karl A. Crowley, postoffice depart- ernment rallied fighting manpower ment solicitor, in his bid for the bv calling three more draft classes governorship of Texas arase today lnt« service, affecting men of 18, Crowley resigned today. The re- , 31 and 32 years of age. signation would take effect April    Government troops hammered 19.    away for the third successive day Some observers believed Crow- *n ,he sector between Balaguer and lev received what might be an ad- L/erWa- 14 miles to the southwest, leased. This is in accordance with ministration endorsement. In Post- in an.    to force insurgent Mexican law.    master General Farley's letter ac-    t>ac^c    •■cross the Segre cepting the resignation, was the WASHINGTON. April 13.—tJPi— ; sentence; The state department telegraphed “You have now. and will always Ambassador Daniels at Mexico have my very best wishes for your City tonight to interest himself in continued good health and your the case of William N, Frink, vice----——-— Ship Crew Members the bomb to Boronda at Fink's request. Eugenio Csballero, Chihuahua City banker, voluteered tonight to furnish bail for Fink, but the amount had not been fixed by the court. Judge Elias Oaxaca oraered presentation of evidence against Fink within 72 hours or the prisoner re- Search For Torture Killers At Standstill Envoy Urges United Pan-American Front MIAMI. Fla , April 13 —<>P>-Wil-bur K Potter, business manager for the Florida estate of the late ■ Col. E H. R. Green, tostfied today president of the Maguarichic Min ing company, Chihuahua City, Mexico. Admit Smuggling The Weather , the multi-millionaire paid only fed- .... ..    ,    .    .    .    „    im*,.    M    I yrWLK, Peru. April 13—.Ti—Unit- , eral income taxes and State Comp- The president intends to follow    Mr. Whir    died July 4. 1916. at the    cd States Ambassador Laurence A    troller    said he was    a “professional up this communication wr,h an ad-    nome of    a daughter, Mrs. Irene    Steinhardt tonight urged that    tax dodder ' dress to the public by radio at 9:39 Potts of Anson. He was buried 1 American nations present a united    V    wi#™.™ p. rn tomorrow night. Ta is will be , there. Mrs. White lived in Peters-    front against old world “predatory Lf the    L^nitld    S»a2s    sSre me    court his first ‘fireside chat in five    bur& until    she moved to Abilene.    forces'' seeking “new or lost bields    ,    ^be    united    states    supreme    court. east texas    h.*.Cv Th«r«ai» KUBU* a PM which hi, op | Throughout her hfr .she    a    corn,,.CV    “*“*    th.    S.'SSi    "SMkTt    STSie position brought about the defeat | member of the Presbyterian church I In a broadcast to Latin Amhran    I^g._    »r WASHINGTON. April 13—irT — “«‘«n Y.r'o'r EL PASO. April 13.—(/Pi—Activity was at a virtual standstill to* night in the investigation of the murders of Mrs. Weston G, Frome of Berkeley, Calif., and her daughter. Nancy. Sheriff Chris Fox turned to the across the Rio Grande from El Paso on the strength of a report the T« #    ar*,.    .    inquiry    to determine the legal , a ^ a    i        —    I n a broadcast to Latin American resldenr# nf Green who died in of such lmpori&nt measures    as the When    only 16 years old she became    nations    on the occasion of Pan- I    loxa wage-hour bill.    a--- ---.....* *    -    *---   1 FORESE I', RAI ll I McMurry Student To Leave Hospital James Yeager, McMurry college freshman, will be released from the Hendrick Memorial hospital today, doctors said last night. The youth was considered in a critica lcondi-tion last week due to a throat infection following a tonsillectomy. His father, Fred J. Yeager of Derrick City, Pa., arrived last Tuesday to be at the bedside. (tarter nt trrnprrater* jrtlrrdat: A» M.    p.    M ** ........... i      va SA Al AO AH A1 sa AA OKLAHOMA: Nettly rh.od:    Thursday J    Florida.    Massachusetts.    New    SJI.rrtSiKi «•»*«*■'■ |B r*irrr»r nnnii«r,i member of tho church in Tun- American day he asked that public York and Tews cath claims a $5-    r™*T> T , ti * #    ,    iT1 mXl °f her 63 'pars in the .opinion of the western hemisphere I (^ooo inheritance tax on fbi    Tl^ In usually well-informed cong! es-; church. 52 were as a member of the    be marshaled against “those who    Green estate    Tt»or#4ajr. warm*, rn day. sional circles It was expected Boose-    Abilene congregation She had out-    believe the law-of the jungle i<' - -    _ velt. in his message and speech, i lived the eleven others of the char- man's destiny,”    f *i pi* would return vigorously to the bat- tor grout").    —    -    ------jailors IvCICOSCu El,f0r,Khl:    ■««-,,    ineu-    Surviving    arr    o„(> sister. Mrs J Admits Guilt    r.Al    vrsTON    Anni    Ii    ». table that whatever he might say c Huffmih of Fort Worth- ,h«.    GALVESTON,    April    13    —    r    — would be weighed In th, milt ol the nephews./™-    hoi.uton    ,,    „    -    Tw»ntr-«« tonner member* of the | fact .hat the biennial congressional Fort w.W<& Ftiv H Itn^n J, hoTl huTeru" fSi .    Crew of thp No    S    S'    B,nns- elections are approaching.    w uo    Huffman    of    bmg bi.terly, Lester R. Woodall. • committed to jail here March 16 The president signed into law to-    Dora ’ and Katharine Hnmp of    nlearirl^uihv ^ br^er' lof‘ay    under t*rms of    a    trcaty    of    1867    afltr day the first measure of his new    Waco Pranki^ mid Hazel H^n# of    hon' wtSi tn ? ?' J* CX f    fhey launch<v<1    a    «Jt-down    strike    on recovery progr.m-.egWat.on »u-1 Tucson™ “Mrs”^'    "wL    '* bSSS    WIP    while    It today Robert Pinson and Andrew ............................. Hovarth, crew members of the navy traivsport Chaumont, had confess-    ^om";    acquainted' wi'th w«5t ti:vah: far.u rioudv. renter in 0    *° Ht’r:nPUn8 to smuggle nar-    tWQ men in a    Juarez, night club •r.i portitin i    ;    i    od.,    p«rth    con s into the United S ates    while    stopping her.    en route on Pinson and Hovarth were ar- their motor trip east, rested when the ship docked at a night club    employe identified San Francisco Monday. Eighty-    pictures of the    women. Fox said, one tins of smoking opium were    and told the sheriff they danced seized, agents said with two men who introduced themselves as fellow Californians. Life Threatened s 4 A A : A A AA ........... IO ll    ll         — Nfwvn (3: Mlnlght AH. Hl*hr«t and    fni|>rrallm    .n    t. rn. walrrdm, and 57; <imr date a 7S 7S 74 74 74 7.1 71 7(1 7 :A7. Abilene Hunt Assassins CHIHUAHUA CITY, Mex., April 13.—f.T>—State police sought today a dark automobile, from which license plates had been removed, in an effort to capture assassins of Gabriel Chavez, former mayor of Parral. Angel E. Ponce, district attorney of Parral, 120 miles south of here, reported to state authorities that Chavez was shot yesterday by five or six men who passed him in the car as he was driving alone in his ov, i automobile. Seven bullets struck Chavez. thorizimr the Reconstruction Fi- h«k- '    ‘"‘I    »**» rim nemexe of scrap iron at Texas City for Japan. nance Corporation to make $1,500.- ! Abilene “    M1X011    ot j ?rCpha™’ J?°r‘d of1    waa    set i released today at the request    «    *"d.y“i    i.%un^n4.r*^V    in Cisc0 and attended college in 000,000 of long-term loans for in-    •    by U‘ S" Commissioner Capothers. of the Norwegian government.    8*"H,e    ,”d•,    fi'"'    So,,s'*    t<HU>    aw..—# dustry and public works.    ~    : n,ihe%no^Iaf:rP«Won^5° CONFEDERACY LOST FRIEND 73 YEARS AGO— its previous limit. It also enables the corporation to make loans to cities for self-liquidating public works projects. Local College Ex On Ft. Worth Council ^ „    ST    PAUL.    April    13,—.'/Pi—A de- FORT WORTH, April 13.—»T mand for $100,00 accompanied by Orwllr E runstill, oil lease broker, a threat against the life of W. P. was elected a member of the city Kenney, president o." the Great council today.    Northern railway for failure to His election filled the last remain- comply, was revealed today througli mg vacancy on the council which, sources investigating the extortion for the first time since last Septem- note. ber 6, has nine members. The new councilman. 34. was born Clerks Hotly Protest Rail Consolidation HOUSTON. April 13 IV-Chair-men of the Western Regional association o ft he Brotherhood of Railway Clerks broke up their convention tonight In protest to anp proposals to consolidate railroads and railroad terminal facilities. H. W. Harper, of Houston, vice president, said the adjournment j came in anticipation of a general I meeting of the four regional belies of the brotherhood in Chicago, possibly within two weeks.    i DAUGHTERS OF SOUTH RECALL WITH REGRET ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN Bv FINIS MOTHERSHEAD It would not be amiss for sons and daughters of the South to wear mourning today. Seventy-three years ago a broken and impoverished Confederacy lost its truest, kindliest and most influential friend. He was Abraham Lincoln, war-time president of the United States, And though he was loader of forces which had scarce finished crushing Southern secessionists, Lincoln was a man whose assassination meant ad ditional suffering. At least three Abilene women, all true daughters of the Confederacy, recall what his murder meant.    f One is Mrs. Martha A Floyd, a native of Dallas county, who observed her 92d birthday last March. She lives with a daughlt ter. Willie M. Floyd, at 1841 South Fifth street. Abraham Lincoln, she recalls, had rather intimate connection with her husband's family, He was still in quest of his limited education when he cut and hauled the now famous rails which paid in part for Lincolns schooling. The work was done for Nathaniel Crosby Floyd, her father-in-law. who lived near Barge-town, Ky. “He would have had some mercy on the South. It was Lincoln's plan, you know, to pay their owners $300 for each of the slaves he had freed; and he wanted to pay for all property which had been confiscated by the North during the war. “We thought that he was killed by his own minions. They had elected him because they thought he was weak and a catspaw. Then they couldn’t work him. He proved stubborn for what he thought was honest.” Mrs, Floyd was 14 years old when the War Between the States began. Both the man who later became her husband and her elder brother bore arms in behalf of the South. Thomas H Floyd went “acrass the river” (the Mississippi1 to enlist. Friends and relatives did not see him again for four years. He was married Septem ber 3 1865, to Alice West—only a fewp months after Lincoln’s death. Their wedding took place at Cochran's chapel, nee Dallas. Her brother was John R. West, whose son by the same name lives in Dallas today. “The South did wrong to secede,” Mrs. Floyd thinks. “It should have stayed in the union to fight for its rights.” There’s an unreconstructed flavor, also, to her views on present-day politics. Roosevelt she consider an able president. bee LINCOLN, Tg. 14, Col. 4 Mohair Loans Okehed WASHINGTON, April 13 - T -The agricultural adjustment administration announced today approval of loans up to $3,000,000 to mohair growers to help them market their 1937 and 1938 clips. Sentenced To Life CORDELL, Okla.. April 13 —T-v Marlon Lamer, 35. Dill City churchman and town councilman was sentenced to life imprisonment tonight for hammering his wife to death on their 15th wedding anniversary. Seek To End Strike NEW YORK. April 13.Negotiations to settle the first strike in the history of Ringling Brothers-! Barnum & Bailey circus were under way tonight as the big show opened its third successive performance behind picket lines. ;

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