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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' OWM MEWSMKR gftflene Reporter VOL. LVI1I, NO. 48. OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRILNDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron rrtu (Afj ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 16, PAGES Vnltnl (mi City Dads Vote Two Pay Hikes For Employes Commission Fails To Act On Raises Asked By Hackney Salaries dl two city employes were raised and a car allowance was voted for a third yesterday aft- ernoon, but (he city miss ion ad- Journed without action on Insistent requests of Chief or Police T, A. Hackney that pay or live patrolmen be Increased from }90 to flOO per month. Declaring that Just raising the five men in question would not Iron out the salary matter In the police department, Mayor Will W. Hair suggested that Hackney make an analysis of his department, looking toward a maximum wage for regular patrolmen, which the chief himself had suggested. This would Involve reduction of a few men, In- cluding one or two at now and one at ACTION ON STOP SIGN'S "They all ought to draw mo or per Hackney de- clared In the course 61 the discus- sion. He had cited one patrol on which he had a mail, one at and one at the last a former desk sergeant. Hackney, however, did action from the commission on stop stjn purchases when he de- clared "I'm not encouraged" at the council's announced plans lo check prices of stop slfns and two additional simal liffhts. "When I come up here and make recommendation, that's as far as it ever [els, and then people are on my he declared. Mayor Hair then moved that purchase of 50 stop signs be au- thorized, and that a committee be appointed to make the purchase in conjunction with the citv attorney. On the committee he named Hack- ney and Street Commissioner Lu- cia n Webb. THEY VOTE I'AV HIKES "Remember." the mayor added "we don't want to buy 50 stop signs Hid have a siu.ooo iaw suit on our hands." A Dallas firm has served notice of a patent infringement suit igainst the city of Abilene because if stay slsns in use here. The council voted, on motion at Commissioner Webb, to raise the salary of Steve Williams, electric- ian, from to per month and to Increase that of Tom Willis assistant engineer. per month Webb's original motion was amend- ed lo include Willis on motion ol Commissioner Sadler. L. E. Derryberry. municipal air- port manager, had written R letter to the commission asking for per month .car expense allowance, but Sadler suggested that It be made Instead. The city already provides gasoline for Ihe car It was pointed out. German Pilot Starts Round-World Flight BERLIN. July Be tram. German pilot, left Templehof alrdome early today on R 'round-the-world night by commercial planes which according to schedules will complete the trip in 19 days, 21 hours and 35 minutes. His first stop will be Baghdad from where he will fly lo Calcutta' Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila Sari Francisco and New York. From New York use a Lufthansa test flight to Lisbon and thence to Berlin. First 'Store Haircut' SEATORD, Del. July 15_Wj_For years Charles F. Cannons wife has trimmed hU hair. Before that his mother did it. Today, at 85, he Iwasied of his first haircut" and Mid "it must have been all thoie good smells'' that got him in- to barber shop. The Weather TF.VtS; r.ri of i] J Il'i'if ami Irtwffll Ifmprralurra BS nnrl it; Silt; t PRICE 5 CENTS CHOOSING FORMER AIDE- President Names Wage-Hour Administrator Labelled FARMER-FLIER GROUNDED Still WEATHERFORD Okla, July 15-W-Herman Schapansky, Ihe butter and egg farmer who pilots his home-made planes to one-point the nose-has been grounded Hes menace to that whole section of the said State Safety Commissioner J. M. Gentry, as he ordered Schapansky to slay put of the air because he has no pilot's license. Neighbor farmers, accustomed to scurrying lo storm cellars a sigh SPU'ter breathed "A man's a damn fool to go up In a plane like muttered Gentry, referring to the home-made contraptions which the young farmer hammers together on his farm Schapansky-wlio soloed and crashed the first time In a junked retort'111 "Model T" molor afler only tnree "I'm a good flyer. They don't give an ambitious young man a break in aviation any more. How far do you Ihlnk the Wright brothers and Lindbergh would have gone If they'd got caught In this red tape On his first solo flight, fortified only by Ihe lessons he ex- changed for chores at an airport Schapansky said he went up .100 feet, stalled and crashed. Neighbors pulled him bleeding from the cockpit. Undismayed, Schapansky built more planes. Few of them Jlew long and crackups became so regular his wife said she stood by a telephone, the family car and trailer watting nearby, ready tc get him and the plane when II plumped down In someone's pas- ture. Schapansky Is grounded, but he-doesn't complain. "I'm going to take my cream and eggs to town in a plane some he raid. "When I have enough money to buy something better than Junk, watch me go." United States Dispatches Observer To Gather Data On Reich Refugees EVIAN-LfS-BAINS, France, July United States sent an official observers Into Germany to- day, at the end ofthe 33 nation re- fugee conference, to gather Informa- tion for a report on the situation of potential refugees in Greater Ger- many. George Brandt, who holds the rank o[ consul in the American for- eign service and who was attached to the American delegation at the conference, left under instructions from the State department for visits In Berlin, Vienna, Stuttgart and Hamburg. A spokesman :'or the American delegation said Brandt's mission would be "to gather information from American sources concerning the number and type of persons who desire to leave Germany under the sponsoring of the permanent refugee organization established hy the Evian conference in London." He Is to report to lhat body after It! members assemble August 3 In the British capital. The conference, which President Roosevelt cajled. ended 10 days of discussions today. Myron C.Taylor, the president and chief United Slates delegate, em- phasized the need for refugees being allowed to leave Germany with their possessions and announced new hope for finding homes for them had arisen through "confidential state- ments that certain countries could find room for more emigrants than had been Taylor called "vital and Impera- tive" Germany's cooperation wit; the London organization and re-' emphasized that "unless "steps are (aken forthwith to remedy the pres- ent disorderly exodus, there is cat-as- trophic human suffering ahead which might have far-reaching con- sequences In International unrest end strain." SNYDER BEAUTY IS CROWNED AS GODDESS OF WEST IEXAS Bathing Revue Draws Persons Largest In Sweetwater Revue History Bj- HARRV HOLT Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER, July Keller, 17-year-old Snyder beauty was crowned Godliness of West Texas here tonight before a record- breaking crowd of that jammed Newman field for the fourth an- nual bathing revue. Officiating at the coronation was George O'Brien. RKO's western movie star, who arrived from Hollywood in an American Airlines plane at o'clock this afternoon. 'George M. Thompson was master of ceremonies. More than an hour was necessary for judges to select winners from the group or 11 girls, representing as many Wesl Texas towns Second place went to Harriet Ann Pritchett of Colorado. Billie Natt Pittard of Anson was third. Miss Kfller stands five feel, three inches hiijh, weighs 103 pounds, light brown, hair and brown eves. She was an entry In Ihe 1937 contest. She II lli t will receive a week's expense Hprp Miccinn pild trip to m MCIC I MjJIlIU lhc beautiful lovinf 3 cup presented tonight. Listed as missing Friday was 21- year old Elro Grabtree of Snyder. Youth En Route He has not been seen since Mon- day, when he left his home (here In his father's IMS Ford V-8 en route t0 Abilene to enroll for Ihe last summer lerm at Abilene Chrl- tian college. .Crabtree's falhcr, R. M. Crab- tree, Friday asked the Taylor coun- ty sheriff's department to aid in locating the young man. He expressed fear the yoiilh had liftn kidnapper! by hi- jackers who needed the car. He insisted, as did Vice-Presidenl Bon II. Morris of Abilene Chris- Han college. Hut Elro was not likely lo have taken 'Trench kave" of his family and school. Young Crabtrcc Is small of slalure and light-haired. The auto- mobile bore license laes number 995-857. Previously .while aUendlng ACC he was employed In an Abilene shoe shop. named Miss Sweetwater. likewise will receive the free trip to Oalves- (on. nOOSTERS SEND DELEGATION Judges were Mrs. S. A. Parker Jr. of El Paso; Sen. Wiiburne B. Col- lie of Eastland; Perry Lelber of Hol- lywood, Calif., assistant publicity director for RKO; Bob Skelton ot Houston, chief judge of the swlm- mlns contest to be held the nest two days and former Olympic breast stroke champion; and c. W. Allen of Dallas. Francis Prewit of Stamford, select- ed as the goddess In 1937, was pre- senled tonight. She and Miss Whaley did not compete. Music was by the Sweetwater Municipal band, under dlrecllon of Jack Armstrong. The Boosters a large Abilene delegation to the even tonight. Practically every other West Texas town also was represent- ed In the crowd lhat was by far Ihe largest ever to attend Ihe festival here. The Goddess of Wesl Tesas ball ire RATIIlXti KKVUE. Tg. 1, Col 6 Coleman Rodeo Ropers Turn In Speedy Times Last Performance Tonight Expected To Draw Crowd COLEMAN. July though fast and tough animals dealt the cowboys considerable trouble, calf ropers in tonight's performance of the third annual Coleman rodeo tied their animals In good time. While 11 "no-times" were chalked up against ropers, Clyde Burke ol Comanche, Okla., tied his victim In 19.2 seconds. Harold Jackson of Abilene used 24.8 seconds, S. J. Mc- Klnley of Coleman required 32.8 and Jeff fleevis of Utopia 35.4. BURKE ADDS TO LEAD In the matched roping contest, Burke stepped further ahead of Jack Sellers of Del Rio. His total time in three nights now stands at 229.6 seconds, while Sellers has used 290.6 seconds on his nine calves. Sellers, however, -ave the crowd of Its btst show lo- tiiKht by roping and lying hlj kist rjlf In 14.2 seconds. In Sat- urday night's final show, each man will rope sii- calves. Two Houston boys, Eddie Evans and Eddie Cameron, tied for first place in steer riding, while third place went to R. J. Wllkerson of Abilene and fourth to Hobart Flow- ers of Oklahoma City. CUKLEY SEALE WINS AGAIN Curley Scale of Baird, who won the first two ntgnts' flag race, did even belter tonight, to fide the course in 19 seconds flat. Lucille Daniels of Jayton gave her a run with a 19.8 second time, and Mrs Jack DcBush of Burkett and Mrs Russell Allen of Leadey tied lor fourth with 21.2. Frank of Cameron led (be cow-helling field with a time ol 25.8 seconds. Time for Slim Whaley of Petrolia was 37 seconds, Charley Bruce of Santa Anna used 46.2, and Ted Powers of Coleman and Ira Wood of Dilley tied for fourth with 46.6. Milt Moore of Comanche, obla.. made the night's best bronc ride-on "Dynamite." Second score was made by Eddie Cameron of Hous- ton on "Little Jimmle." CROWD EXPECTED Winners were not announced in the barrel riding contest, entered by Prances Burk of Eden, Billy Jack Coker of Novice. Peggy Parks of Silver Valley. Billie Marie Miller of Echo. Mrs. Kenneth Snyder of Mel- vin. Lynette Spreen of San Angelo. Mrs. Russell Allen of Leaday. Cur- ley Seale of Baird. Mrs. Sam Wind- ham of Rising Star. Selma Swen- son of Stamford and Lucille Dan- iels of Jayton. In the boys' calf-riding event, rides were made by Forrest Kim- ball, Leroy Metis. Wallace Farrls. Kenneth Sheppard, Harry Gann and Freddie White, all of Coleman. Winners were not named. Final performance of the show tonight is expected lo draw a ca- pacity crowd, adding to the 15.000 who have already passed through the gales. TRANSATLANTIC PLANE SERVICE IN PROSPECT By DEVON FKANC1S Associated Frew Aviation Editor NEW YORK, July Commercial airplanes will re- sume "survey" flights across the North Atlantic next week, and prospects are good that the common citizen with enough cash for a ticket can reach Europe by air this autumn. The trip from New York to London will require aboul 24 hours. The fare probably will be A first class ticket In the liner Queen Mary costs (316, lips extra. European rearmament and highly involved political con- siderations have delayed the establishment of regular airlin- er service between Europe and America for at least four years. To land at a foreign port, an airplane requires a permit. Na- tions not yet ready for competl- See OCEAN I'l.A.VE, Ol. S Record Crowd Throngs Anson As Jones County Seat Observes 57th Birthday At Folk Festival Geneva Albritton Crowned Queen; Pioneers Feted ANSON, July biggest crowd ever in Anson thronged the streets today for Us 51th birthday fete. A two-mlle-long parade which included three bands and delega- tions from other towns, wound through the streets at 6 o'clock this After the parade, Geneva Al- britton of Ilamtin was crowned quten of the 1938 Jones County Folk festival. County Judge Omar Burleson crowned the queen while the 1937 queen, Ava Jewel Taylor of An- son, presented the scepter. Mayor Rex Reddell presented Ihe keys to the city. Tonight the Old West fiesta was held jn the high school stadium, and an old-time circus was re-en- acted. Saturday night's program will be featured by a street dance, sponsored by the Cowboy's Christmas Ball association. Feted at noon Friday were pio- neers of Jones county. They gathered at the courthouse square, to be greeted by Judge Burleson. Snyder Man Heads Highway Association W. J. Ely Elected East-West Leader SEMINOLE, July J. Ely of Snyder was elected presi- dent or the East-West Highway association at a meeting of the as- sociation at tne Galnes county courthouse here today. Hunter Jones, mayor of Breck- enrldge, was named first vice-pres- ident; T. c. Home of Carlsbad, N. second vice-president; A. G. Bearden of Lamesa. secretary of the association; and Victor L Mlnter of Carlsbad, executive sec- retary. Harry Hines. Texas state high- way commissioner, told the dele- gates the present setup called for expenditure of on the highway, No. 15, through Texas, In 1938. Mines said contracts for construction in Galnes. Borden and Dawson counties would come up soon and that the highway commis- sion recognized me importance of the thoroughfare. Minter said New Mexico's portion of the road from Hobbs. by way of Carlsbad, would be completed by January 1, 1939. ACCLAIMED BY NEW Howard Hughes Proves Modest Hero Along Paper-Showered Celebrity Trail Ry SCOTT HEKSHEY NEW YORK, July Ihe with swelter- ing the canyon? of the financial distrfcl, np lower Broadway through rtellriovis, wildly- cheering crowds, Howard Hughes and his four world-girdling compan- ions rode today to the acclaim New York reserves for heroes it has taken to its heart. H snowed as the triumphant pro- cession crawicrt through packed ticker tape and torn telephone directories and note paper and they traveler! the "celebrity trail" lo Ihe city hall. Modest men were these scoffers at lime and distance whose cars still rans with the bedlam that greeted Uicm yesterday when they landed al Floyd Bennett field after they had flown around the world in three days and 13 hours. To the city hall came the five men to sUnd blinking before lights and Ihe praise heaped upon them by Mayor LaGuardia. Or over Whalen. head of the World's fair, and Jesse H. Jones, head of the R. F. c. and fellow-Tr.van of Hughes'. Hughes spoke shyly and almost Inaudlbly. His flying companions as he exprcsed the belief a camaraderie of airmen of the world would prove an agency for peace. He asked, with quiet fervency. that the night not be regarded as a stunt. He reviewer! the careful pre- parations and said engineer- ing hours had the record- breaking plane. "I have been aked what the pur- pose of the flight he said, "and my answer Is th.it if It suc- ceeds In bringing Ihe filers of the world together In closer cooperation, then It has accomplished something worthwhile." "There Is A kinship among fliers the world he Masons of Ihis area joined in a ceremony Thursday night at Anson on the courthouse square, where this statute of Anson Jones, vice-president of the Texas republic, has been erected. The man in the fore- ground Is District Deputy El- mer Fagan of Hamlin. The other three men were repre- senting Hanilin, Merkel and Stamford lodges. Jones county and Anson were named for Ali- son Jones, who founded the first Masonic lodge In Texas. Test Promises Stonewall Field PEACOCK. July citement ranged high here today as the prospective discovery of Stone- wall county's first oil field brought hundreds to view the Stonewall Oil company's No. 1 H. T. Carlile. der- rick partially blackened by crude. There was much talk but little actual irr.ding In leasing and royal- ty, prices having been given a jump after the well made two-minute heads twice today (wo hours apart Oil flowed 30 feet into the 122-foot steel derrick. One of the mosl prnmtsinr aspects was Ihe report of Geo- logisls H. Ariamt and Carl Shoults of Abilene lhal the pay section. 5.165-72 feet, was Ihe same lime as lhat producing In Jones county's prolific Avoca field. Actual complellon of the well will be delayed for a week or more until opcralors clean out hole and uncterrenm five-inch casing to the top of Ihe lime, there lo cement it before deepening further Into Ihe pay. It is more than -SO miles from the nearest producing area, rmi Ihe mosl westerly production to be found In formation of Pcnnsvlvan- ian age in the West Central "Texas district. Location Is five miles north of Swcnson. and in section Tc survey. State Awards Highway Jobs AUSTIN. July bid- ders on projects costing were announced by the Highway department today and only a few way of Flying Boat Hops MARSEILLE. France. July The big French flying boat Lieuten- ant cle Vatsscsu Paris took off from Berre L'Etang near here today for Foynes. Ireland, which it will use ss a base for a trial flight across the North Atlantic. It carried a crew of six and two representatives of the French air ministry. _._-, n.t ilium air milllsirv. Folk Here Since Earliest Days Make Merry At First CountySeat IrTAnmiQi ij'HM, SAYi.r.s trees, picturesque selling for the office are slalixt to unwind thttr ,na i no TTTTT" formalizes stood in the awarding contracts. The Items, tojether with those for which bids have been called Jiily 30, will cost approximately 000.000, one of the hrgest monthly programs Ihis year. Projects on which hids weie tab- ulated with low bidders, by coun- ties, included: Howard and Stonewall, ware- house buildings in 8ii Sprinj and .Aspcrmont. AbiEene Con- struction Co., Abilene S7.SOO. Culberson, n.5 miles of seal coat and double asphalt surface treat- ment on U. S. 62 from Hudsptth county to Highway 54 from New Mexico .state line io one :niie smith of North Mill. Lee Moor Con- tracling Co., El Paso, DicVcny, Fosrd and 23.3 miles of -1.6 of seal ro.if and 18.7 miles of reshap- ing base and double asphalt surface Ircalmenl on Highways IS and IS on loop inlo Spur and from four miles cast of Spur lo 2.4 miles north of Kent covmly on llir.tm.iy is and from Reav- er creek south of C'rowell south nn Highway 16. Krnrst Lord Conslrnclion, Fort 530- .169. Ward. 81 miles or recomlmcting grading and drainage structures, flexible base and double asphalt surface treatment on Highway 115 from Winkler county line to Pyote, Bell' A; Draden. Amarillo, Garza, 7.8 miles of reshaping base and double asphalt surface treat- ment on U. S. 3SO from 124 miles cast of Post to Kent county line, Public Construction Co., Denton S15.776. By H.M, SAYITS Rcporlrr-Ncirs Slaff Writer BlTFrALO GAP, July !5-Men women -.vlicoo accomplishments In an unvaried made c.irly parr- of Taylor county's hls'.cvy were liMwred. hero today. Their deerfs were praifod by who gathered under the of this little town's tall oak trees, picturesque selling for the 52d renewal of the Taylor County Old Solders reunion. Carnival spirit prevailed as a continuous program under the di- rection of Reunion President Tom Bledsoc ran from mid-morning un'il late lonlsht. lircwoiks were for didates' rhy-whon aspirants tor every slate, district and precinct office are slalixt to unwind their political stories from the speaker's platform Thirty pioneers who came lo Taylor county 60 years or more ago registered todny at Ihe booth oper- ated by Ihe assodallon's secretary and treasurer respectively. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Jones. There were 163 veterans mingling about Ihe grounds who lived here 60 years aso and Qualified as "old tim- ers.' having come to the county al least 25 years ago. The 60-year veterans Includ- ed J. II. Chrislian, Wlnjalr, 1S7S; II, ChrisUm, Bronlf, 1S77; I. O. Melchtr, Abilene, ISiS; n. S. NaufrmAii. 187S: S. A. Sharp. ISiS: Georfe Yost, Ijwn, 1818; J. T. Clilttum, Hawler, J. O." Pinkslon, Iltwley, 187S; W, T. Rovnan, Buffalo 1S5S; J. W. Jlnsty, View, 1878; -Mrs, Corrlnf Trent Blackburn, Halrd, 1S78; Albert Butcher, 1878; C. li. Tijdale, Tus- foil, J. .E. llurl. Ovalo, Klfi: Dan O'Connell, Tuscola, 1S78; W. T. I.inilley, Abilene, 1877; Mm. H. K. Carler. Win- lers, 1S7S; W. Brady, Forl 1S77; F. r. Heller, Xo- Un, 1S7S: n. W. Srotl, Winters, U7J; Chrane, Abilene, J. S. Wright. Abilene, 1S78; T. SI. Hambrick, Winralc. 187S: T. A. nurford, 1S76; Mrs. M. T. Halrhce, Buffalo Gap. 1S75; W. O. Bfauchamp, 1877; Bill Sllujhlcr, Abllenr, 1S75; Charlts Foster, 1851; II. D. Clurk. 1S78; and Mrs. G. Sowtll, San AliRcIo, IS5S, There was one early setller on hand who hasn't missed a county- wide barbecue since they started tossing this western type "party. He Is J. E. Hurt, association vlce-presl- itcnt. who settled with his family In Ihe Jim Ned community as a small Sec REUNION, PS. 7, Col. 6 Post Assigned lo New York's Labor Officer, Helen Keller Given Chairmanship Of Blind Commission EL PORTAL, Calif., July 15 (AP) President Roosevelt today appointed Elmer An- drews, New York state trial commissioner, to adminis. ter the new wage-hour law. Announcement of ap- pointment came late In the day at El Portal, after Roosevelt had made day-long tour of Yosemlle natlon- j park. iOUTHERNERS DISAPPOINTED Press Secretary Stephen Early said Andrews had "extensive exper- ience" with wages and hours In Job as New York labor commission- er. Andrews was assistant New Yorfc labor commissioner while Roosevelt was governor of New York. He was named commissioner by Governor Lehman. The appointment came u iurprfee to many persons. An- drew! had been amonf leut-menlloned for the Job. His Job be to administer the broadt new wage-hour program enacted In Ihe closing days of eonfrat after extended fljht. Appointment of an Easterner wu a dluppolntmenl to manj Southerners, who had hoped i rraident of their region jrould be named. Under Ihe ware-hour Uw, a differential between see- lionl of Ihe counlry may bt made. Eastern legislators had argued no differentials were necessary but Southerners had contended that some considerations should be giv- en their section of Ihe country MCKS BLIND COMMISSION The wage-hour program province minimum wages starting at 25 cents an hour and maximum hours start- Ing at a week. The bill, sponsored by Roosevelt for more than a year, provoked one of the bitterest congressional flghU of the last two years. Before the announcement, An- drews confirmed reports In New, York that the president had decid- ed lo name him commissioner Earlier Roosevelt had named a, commission to deal with govern- ment purchase of goods made by the blind, and then he relaxed as a. sightseer amid the grandeur of the park. Helen Keller, noted deaf and blind woman, was appointed by Roose- velt as chairman of a commission. Olhers named were Brig Gen Aug- ustus A. Warfield. War department representative.. Alex M. McAshley, agriculture department; Command- er Arthur H. May, Navy; Rear Ad- miral Christian J. Peoples, Treasury and Fletcher W. Rawls, Commerce. Andrews Uncertain When He'll Begin NEW YORK, July Industrial Commissioner Elmer T. Andrews late today confirmed re- ports President Roosevelt had de- cided lo appoint him as administra- tor of the new federal wage-hour law. Andrews said he did not know when he would lake up the new job, adding It would lake him a month to clean up his state work. He had made no detailed plans for administration of Ihe act, he added, but Its enforcement would be "by cooperation rather than police power, at least In the initial stages." He felt certain, he said, that all industry would cooperate with the administration. He said he believed (he law would eliminate wage cutting practices as a form of competition among busi- ness concerns and that it would stop factories from moving around the country In quest of cheap labor. Andrews said he Intended making full use of the provision for admin- istering the law through stale de- partments of labor. The administrator may appropri- ate funds to state departments to enforce the act. He said that where no state labor departments existed, he would operate through some other state agency. Anyhow, It Burned Up The Fireboys Where there's smoke, there's fire. "Sez Abilene firemen said yesterday. At p. m. they received a gen- eral alarm to go to 1617 North Tenth. Smoke was gushing from one room of the house, but no (Ire could be seen. A hurried search- still no fire. Then a more careful no fire. They gave up. Finally a member of Ihe household suggested that ona of the children had burned a cellu- loid comb and caused the smoke. Firemen agreed, wound up their hose and went home.
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