Abilene Reporter News, July 23, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

July 23, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS' MnttNMR je Abilene Reporter “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKE I CU YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron VOL. LVIII. NO. 55. Associate* Prru lAfi ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 23, 1938.—TEN PAGES CnlteS Piru (IP) PRICE 5 CENTS Candidates See Sure Victory In Today’s Voting Only O'Daniei Makes No Prediction In Windup Of Governor's Campaign By the Associated Press Candidates in the governor’s race forecast victory Friday night in what they believed would be a huge outpouring of voters toward the polls in Sat- Small Boys Show How To Have Fun Without Spending RICHMOND, Va . July 22, — L-Ti—Scattering coins like seeds over a vacant field must be a lot of fun—with somebody else’s money. At any rate, it was the climaxing feature of a spending spree by three small boys who found $90 cash and HOO in checks. They started out, police said, riding street cars, but soon abandoned that for taxicab riding and ten-cent store shopping. After Detective Sergeants W. J. Anthony and James Inman, Jr„ finally caught up with the boys the officers spent some two hours recovering the scattered coins. They retrieved all of the checks and $70 of the $90 cash which the Rev. William A. O'Hara said he had absent-mindedly left in a satchel on the sidewalk in driving off in his car. urday’* democratic primary election. TOM HINTER Tom Hunter said “theres only one candidate in the race that I feel certain will be in the runoff. That’s me. Tom Hunter. I’ve been Flooding San Saba River Soars To Record Height, Carrying 2 To Deaths Sheep Country Flooded, Many Leave Houses POLITICAL EFFECT OF HILLBILLY MUSIC WILL BE TESTED AT POLLS TODAY AUSTIN, July 22—Clarence E. Farmer, Fort Worth candidate for governor, conceded here today that his fellow townsman W. Lee O Daniel will ''possibly” be in the run-off campaign for governor but will be beaten if he is. "He’s played hell with me,” Farmer said. By HARRELL E. LEE AUSTIN, July 22—f/P»—Head-wagging Texans will pick their favorites tomorrow in a democratic primary election distinguished by side - splitting platform antics and the introduction of Bucolic melody as a political issue. An estimated more than 1,» 000,000 citizens will say whether W, Lee O’Daniei, who stole the spotlight In the governors race, has tremendous voting support of his huge crowds simply thirsted for mountain music and prefer some one else as their chief executive. With all except two of the dozen would-be governors certain to pass out of the picture, there was a sharp.difference of opinion of which pair would qualify for the run-off primary August 27. Nearly all of the speculation revolved about Attorney General William McGraw. Ernest O Thompson, chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact commission, Tom F. Hunter of Wichita Falls, who never has received less than 220,000 votes in a state-wide race and O Daniel. Despite muddy roads in many sections and forecasts of showers in others, most state officials stuck to predictions the vote would be either the heaviest or second heaviest in history. Texas had not seen anything like Q’Daniei’s meteoric political ascent since James E. Fer guson, a country banker, swept to the governor’s chair in 1914, O’Daniei, unknown two months ago except as sponsor of a hillbilly music program to increase sales of his flour, did not bother to outline his views on several highly controversial issues. The Fort Worth man was content with promising everyone over 65 years old the maximum state pension of $15 a month, waging war without quartet on ‘professional poli ticians’ and giving his crowds mountain music in large doses. The electorate will make choices in ten statewide contests besides that for governor. There is no United States senate race. Candidates receiving clear majorities will be the democratic nominees and therefore will be virtually assured of election. In the races in which no one gets a majority. the two high men will run it off August ?7. Voters To Have Their Day Today Canada Greets British Fliers too busy with reliable reports of my j own gains to give much thought to I which of my opponents will be in I the runoff with me. Since I have the only sound platform, It really I doesn't matter much.'* KARI, CROWLEY I Karl Crowley said “the old and young    wil    support    me x x ;    the teachers will support me x x ; the thoughtful citizens will support me x x . I therefore, accordingly sum up this solid support, representing a sufficient number of votes to put j me at    the    head of    the ticket    and j assure    my    election    in the runoff.” BILL Met RAW William McCraw predicted he j would lead the field, with W. Lee I O'Daniei second. He said he expected    a majority    in Dallas    and Tarrant, and to lead in Harris and | Bexar, the four counties with 25 per cent of the voting strength. W*. LEE ODANIEL I W Lee O’Daniei said “throughout. I the entire campaign I have consis- -tently refused to assume that I will Promptly at 8 o'clock this mom- b* governor. The other candidates lng 31 polling places of Taylor boldly state they will be governor, county    are    to open for business.    it’s in the bag.' They are Before    they    close    at 7 p. rn. ap-    professional politicians and deal in proximately    8.000    citizens of the    theory.    I am a business man and county    wU!    have    registered their    deal in    facts; therefore, I make no choices of 109 candidates for 44 predictions However, many season-elective state, district, county and ec* political observers tell me that precinct offices.    I    we *’iN 8pt from 60 to 70 per cent County Chairman James P. Stin-    ^e vote and tire hundreds of sos announced last night that the str*w votes wired us from all over last box had been delivered along j    st*te tally with their prediction” with voting supplies for the election. Radio Owners In Vicinity Of Polls Asked To Tune Low 8,000 To Vote Within County Ballot Includes 109 Candidates For 44 Offices AUSTIN, July 22—«*»•—An appeal to radio owners near voting places to "tune down” candidate’s speeches so they cannot be heard with IOO feet of the polls tomorrow went out from democratic executive committee headquarters here tonight. Reports that some candidates planned last-minute radio talks soliciting votes brought this comment from Vann Kennedy, committee secretary: "It would be the gracious and fair thing for people having radios within earshot of the voting places either to cut off or tune down candidates’ speeches to comply with the spirit of the law prohibiting electioneering within IOO feet of th* entrance of the places." National Tang For Elections Widest range of selection for the voters will be in the governor s race where 12 candidates have listed their names, but indications are that tiiree or four of then will hold a rather close monopoly on the county votes. From the governor's race, the voters’ attention will probably i imp to the district attorney 'n teat where Otis Miller, J. LL hipmcn and Howard Davison re vicing for the 104th district court position. The asp.rants for the district at-mey position have been outstanding in lending color to a local campaign which otherwise go; off to a slow start, but which gained momentum rapidly in the final days. Credit for a considerable portion of the general apathy regarding the election was given to the fact that 17 of the county and district candidates are without opposition. The lack of contestants for these positions, however, was partially made up for in the fact that six candidates arr bidding for the position of county commissioner for precinct 3 and five for justice of the peace, precinct I. place 2. Indiations last night were that there will be little distribution of campaign literature near the polls today. Consensus among the county candida es seemed to be that the voters have had plenty of time and speeches during the past month and that if they have not made up the;: minds by today, little can be done to help them. From tine candidates’ viewpoint, today Is the voters day, and may they make the best of it. California Fire Burns 4,000 Acres YREKA. Calif., July 22 — <**) — Fire on a 12-mile front it) the Red Cap area of the Klamath national forest in northern California, had burned over 4.000 acres today and still was out of control. More than 900 veteran fire fighters were building a 12-mile backfire on the east boundary of the blaze Congressional Contests Lend Flavor To Race GREENVILLE, July 22.—(/Pl-Ernest O. Thompson Jubilantly finished his campaign for governor in this North Texas blackland city which he believes holds for him a good-luck charm in politics. In two previous campaigns for state office—both of them successful—he closed his public appeals for votes in Greenville, and came I mary despite absence of again tonight proclaiming victory states senate race. at the polls and appealing for “common sense, practical thinking, and sound devotion.” AUSTIN. July 22—iv-Congressional contests in ll of Texas’ 21 districts give a national flavor tomorrow to the first democratic pri- a United FORT WORTH. July 22.—— From the flag-draped bandstand of Sylvania park. Tom Hunter. Wichita Falls candidate for Texas’democratic gubernatorial nomination, thundered out a paen of victory here tonight. Before a crowd of some 3.500 he forecast a vote of one million in tomorrows gubernatorial race with himself receiving over a third of I them for first place in a runoff. He did not name his opponent, DALLAS. July 22—h •p.—Portv thousand campaign miles behind him. William A. McCraw told the homefolk tonight he would be elected their governor and hoped Texas would “declare a holiday on I petty quarreling and sordid politics.” The day s intermittent rains stopped shortly before the outdoor rally I but overcast skies threatened to I wet his 5.000 listeners on the state i fair grounds. The attorney general joked with a hometown crowd which three See POLITICS, Pg. 3. Col 4 Abilene Oil Man Dies On Vacation Word was received here yesterday of the death of P. J. O’Donnell, 850 Victoria. Abilene oil operator and contractor, in Genesee. Pa , Thursday night Mr O’Donriell, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, Peggy and Patsy, was on a vacation trip east visiting relatives in Pennsylvania Funeral will be held Tuesday at Genesee He had been in ill health for more than a year. Texans years ago fell into the habit of keeping their representatives at Washington a long time but at least four Incumbents had opposition which many persons considered formidable. The race attracting the most attention was in Bexar county (San Antonio! between Maury Maverick, ardent new dealer, and Paul J Kil-dav, who had the backing of the potent San Antonio city political organization Friends hailed Maverick as a liberal while foes called him a radical. One charge was that he has been too friendly with the C. I. O Mavericks drive for votes was featured by spirited attacks on the city political organization headed by Mayor C. K. Quin. GOSSETT AGAIN Another new deal supporter with possibly strong opposition was W D. McFarlane of Graham, now completing his third term m the house. Ed L. Gossett of Wichita Falls, who lacked only about 2.500 votes of beating McFarlane two years ago. was running again. Other candidates were Laverne Somerville and K C. Spell of Wichita Falls. McFarlane and Maverick were two of three congressmen who received Roosevelt “pats on the back’’ when the president passed through Texas last week. The other was Marvin Jones of Amarillo, who voiced confidence of an easy victory over his fellow townsman, James O Cade. Representative.- Morgan G. Sanders of Canton and Hatton W Sumners of Dallas, the latter chairman of the house judiciary committee were in for possible trouble Each has opposed President Roosevelt on certain issues. Primary Race Appeals Ended Last Rallies Held By 12 Men Seeking Governor s Office By the Associated Press The candidates had their last say Friday hight. Saturday the voters would have theirs. The twelve men running for governor led the chorus of last-minute appeals, many of them in the larger cities or thickly populated area*. W. Lee O’D.miel was at Mineola. Gilmer and Kilgore, where he made his last speech of his surprising DALLAS. July 22—<£*>—The weather man put a damper tonight on prospects for a record turnout of voters in democratic primary election tomorrow. Cloudy weather and scattered showers were forecast for most of the state. Flood conditions in West Texas were certain to cut the vote considerably in that area drive for votes. Ernest Thompson travelled through Pittsburg and Mount Vernon in Northeast Texas to Greenville where he was met with a band before his closing rally. William McCraw made a radio speech at Corsicana, had three others scheduled, and finished up at a hometown rally in Dallas. Tom Hunter campaigned all day in Fort Worth, had a final mass-meeting, and planned to go on the air afterwards. Carl Crowley travelled to El Paso for his final words. P. D Renfro spoke at Orange and completed his campaign at a meet-; ing in Lufkin. Clarence Farmer went on the air with his last-min -! Ute bid for ballots from San An-j tonio. Thomas Self returned to Crockett, his home town, for his last day of campaigning. In the race for lieutenant gov-eror, G. H. Nelson finished at Greenville. Pierce Brooks made two radio speeches from Dallas, and announced he planned to go on a picnic Saturday to relax. George A Davisson Jr. returned to his home city, Eastland, for a final rally. RETURNS HOME Ralph Yarborough, in the race for attorney general, was another candidate to return home for a final rally He went to Austin, predicting victory. Gerald C. Mann, at I Dallas, also issued a statement predicting success. Robert W. Calverts final speech, at Waxahachie. expressed confidence he would win. At San Antonio, Land Commission William H. McDonald, candidate for re-election, said most of I the candidates who are worrying aloud about the land vacancy situation are Indicting themselves.’ Bascom Giles closed his campaign in this race with a speech at Manor saying “the people know a change in land commissioners is needed." C V. Terrell, incumbent railroad commissioner seeking re-election, wound up his campaign at Cleburne. predicting voters would endorse his services by giving him a victory In the race for state superintendent of public instruction. L. A. Woods delivered an address at Austin He seeks re-election. W E James, closing his campaign, asked support because of ‘ ability and experience in dealing with school problems.” S. R Lemay closed his campaign at Forney. Capt. Donald C. T. Bennett (center) and Albert Coater, wireless operator, are shown as they were welcomed at Montreal, Canada, by J. A. Wilson comptroller of civil aviation, after the British pick-a-back flying boat. Mercury, had made its first trip across the Atlantic. John Lee Smith Ends Campaign Albany Rally Held For Throckmorton State Candidate Bt HARRY HOLT Staff Writer ALBANY. July 22—John Lee Smith of Throckmorton, candidate for lieutenant governor, closed his campaign here tonight at the Shackelford county political rally at the courthouse. NATIONS PROVE TRANSATLANTIC AIR TRAFFIC IS FEASIBLE BUT ACTUAL SCHEDULES NOT READY By DEVON FRANCIS Associated Press Aviation Editor PORT WASHINGTON, N, Y„ July 22 -The ocean-going airplanes of three world powers lazed at anchor on the north shore of Long Island , today, mute testimony to a polite but spirited international squabble over supremacy on the Atlantic air lines. A British seaplane arrived from Foynes, Ireland, yesterday. Britain started the tests last year A German seaplane drifted today, ending the first of several proposed round trips this year in a continuation of survey work between New York and the Azores in 1936 and 1937. Two hours later an American flying boat, cabin crowded with passengers, ploughed the waters of Manhasset bay on a takeoff for Bermuda, a future stopping point for inter-continental transports. What is back of these ocean flights and will the common citizen be able to buy a ticket to Southhampton, Le Havre or Hamburg0 -    .    .    , ,,    _ ... , A statement by Capt. Rudolph John, American representative of the in outlining Alt platform. Smith German Transport company, Lufthansa, supplied an answer to the second part of the question. ’ Lufthansa,” he said, “is ready to fly across the Atlantic whenever the American government says we may.’’ The American government is not likely to grant permission until American planes are ready to fly. American planes cannot fly until the German or French or British governments say they may. And the European powers are not likely to say they may until they themselves are equipped to make a showing on the ocean air lanes But when regular service, which was mechanically if not economically feasible with the equipment available four years ago, will begin remains an open question. said he favored curbing any in creased sta.e expenditures and would start wrh the old age pension se; up. Currently there s only 20 million dollars allotted for pensions, which is far inadequate, he said To raise this allotment and stay within bounds of present expenditure o; 154 million dollars. Smith proposed that 417 employes of the Texas old-age assistance commission be relieved of their work and executive duties turned over to the county judges. This move, he said, would save the state two million dollars yearly and would vest the power of determining eligibles for aid where it belonged. Further curtailment of expenses would be made by reducing the number of employes in the railroad commission and in the highway department. Smith said there could be no reduction in the highway expenditure cf 53 million dollars or of the 44 million spent for education. The Throckmorton attorney was introduced by A M Howsley, Albany and Austin attorney. Smith reminded the large crowd which Jammed the courtroom that he was not a stranger in Albany, having spent most of his life in Throckmorton and Shackelford counties. Commission Approves Boost for Abilene's Next Budget The city commission formally adopted a budget of $648 475 for *he fiscal year beginning May I an increase of $48,168 over the previous fiscal year s budget figures. Estimated rash receipts for this fiscal year are $702,192 81. reflecting orobabllity that the receipts will   -.................................-................................................................................... Annual court of honor at ( amp f Tonkawa, boy scout summer encampment. was held last night in spite of torrential rains in the sector all week. J he Weafhe Greater Prosperity Shadows Rains By HARRY HOIT Greater West Texas prosperity is shadowing soaking rains that taxied across the vast empire this week, leaving many shattered precipitation records for July in the saturated wake. Enthusiasm that withered under the blazing summer sun. revived with first showers and flared when spreading downpours set in. The ebb was low during those past six weeks partly because of sagging prices for sheep, wool, mohair, grasshopper plagues and possible drouth in this agriculture and livestock world. First reaction was in the dormant sheep business. A puny wool market that saw much of the spring clip sell for 17 to 20 cents, went on a rampage. Latest report was the refusal of 26 cents per pound for a clip owned by Sol Kelley of San Angelo. Just before that 360,000 pounds of wool sold for 25 cents per pound. And ranchmen of the great sheep country reaching from here to the Rio Grande are confident the price will go even higher, 30 cents mavbe. over of free wool. Of the 65 million pounds of wool clipped this spring in Texas, only ll million pounds remain unsold, according to conservative estimates. Fanning the buying bee yesterday was the reported sale of mohair at 41 cents per pound for adult hair and 51 cents for kid hair. Since last October when mohair prices soared to 60 and 70 cents, the goat business had been somewhat of a sore spot. Blake Sc Kendall, through their Texas representative, Albert I Field, bought 40.000 pounds of hair j This is in view of the small carry- j at Ingram, Blanco and George town for the newly established high price. Likewise, there’s a small carryover of mohair. Its estimated that only 300,000 pounds of unsold hair remains in Texas warehouses, Tile spring clip was seven million pounds. However, in September another clip will start moving and with the revived prices, there is no reason why goat owners shouldn't view the outlook cheerfully. With wool and mohair resting at secure levels, the price of animals producing those two See OUTLOOK, pf. 3, Cot 6 ARII.E.M and Vtdail):    Partly rind) Saturday v,amvr sunday . KAST TEXAS Parti* cloud *, uratterrd • ho** re* in past and M>ulh [Minion* Saturday unit In rad [Minion Sunday, a a mw r In north [Minion sends*. Moderate wind* on the r.ia*t modi* -nulherly. Vt tsT TEXAS Modi.* clou it*, nratfrred shower* in south portion Saturday and In *«uthras| puHta a sunday. VV armer la west and north [Million* Munday. M V) MEXICO: I n«ettled Saturday and suiidav. probably local thundershower*. warmer Saturday. Range of temperature yesterday: A. M.    HOI    K    P.    M. 1t»    .„„„...... |        m It)    f ............. ll rn    ........ a  ............ ta lo     .....,,,,,    4 .........  ll IO    ............    $    It    : « .....  *    ll I ............  It a ............. ii a ............. it it ............. — it —— Midnight ll It  ...... It ......... ll) .......... IS ......... ll .......... ll  ------- .Noon Miches' and lowest temperature* to 0 p. rn. yesterday 14 and M: same date a ye»r a«n, OS and Itf sunset yes’erd i-,    l:4g[    sunrise    today, A;4S{ Minsrt tods-. I IS. Ranfi’ll    for    *4 hours ending at I i p. bi. 1.08.    •*> exceed the cash requirements in the amount of $53,717.81. The previous year's estimates of receipts was $630,188 78. onlv $29,-281 57 above the figure set up for cash requirements. Ingest lea way in this year's estimates is in the sinking funds, in which it Is anticipated that receipts will exceed requirements by $34,125. This, because the city is going into a bond refunding program looking forward toward a serious handling of principal payments 'passed by since 1934» by 1941 The success of the program will depend on the building up of sinking funds to a point where principal as well as Interest can be met on the tax bonds The budget sets up $298,100 as requirements for operations Requirements for sinking funds are lifted at $230,375, including $194,000 for interest on tax bonds, $24,000 for interest on 1937 water revenue bonds (Fort Phantom Hill) and $12,000 for principal on these bonds plus $375 for exchange. SCHOOLS HIKED The city's part of school maintenance is set at $120,000, with $102 OOO to come from 1938 tax collections, and $18,000 estimated to come in through delinquent tax collections. The city's part set up for schools last year was $105,141.71. The new budget estimates revenue from the tax department, based on pi tor year’s collections and the anticipated hike in property valuations from $16,400,000 to $18.-500,000. at $435,362.31. Of this $87,39281 is estimated to provide for general, current and See BUDGET, Tg. 3, Col. 6 Pioneer Jayton Ranchman Dead J. C. Jones, 75, * Was Town Builder JAYTON. July 22—J C Jones. 75. ranchman, land holder, early settler, and prominently connected with the building of Jayton, died here at 6 p rn. today He succumbed to a heart involvement, with which he was stricken at IO o'clock Thursday night. Born in Mls !.' ippi, Mr Jnnes came to Kent county in 1908, He established his home a mile and a half west of Jayton and lived there j until his death. In addition to his i ranch holdings, he acquired consid-! erable property in Jayton, and also built one of the first gins here. His wife and eleven children survive. The children are Mrs. "William Heathington, O'Donnell; Mrs. Wesley Lewis, Mrs. Ed Gallayher, John Tom and Marvin Jones of Jayton; Mrs Mary Jones, Jayton, widow of E. T. Jones; Jake Jones of Red Mud; Mrs. Mat Dillingham. Abilene; and Mrs. W. J. Hembree. Paducah. In TV A Defense KNOXVILLE. Tenn . July 22—<.$») —TVA Director David E. Lilienthal testified today "unreasoning suspicion, hatred and distrust” motivated Dr, Arthur E. Morgan’s attack on administration of the Ten-‘nessee Valley authority. San Saba, Menard, Brady, Llano Hit By Raging Streams SAN SABA, Tex., July 22 — (AP) — The usually peaceful San Saba river, normally 2 to 3 feet deep, soared past record heights today, drowning at least two persons as it inundated a tremendous area of the West Texas sheep country and drove hundreds of lowland dwellers from their homes. While the stream shot two feet beyond the previous record mark of 42 feet, frantic appeals went out for aid over a single telephone line to the outside The north side residential area was flooded and the river lapped within a few feet of the first business block. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hensley were reported drowned near Menard when they tried to wade from a sudden swirl of water which enveloped them. Their son. Charlie, was leading them through when the water suddenly cut them from his grasp. As he watched their bodies go I down the river, he caught on a limb and finally made his way out. The ! bodies were not recovered. Fears were felt for Mr. and Mrs. W L. Hunt and their grandson, but ; the trio was found perched in a I treetop .and brought to safety in a , boat. As Red Cross representatives from San Angelo and Abilene planned to j rush aid, citizens felt somewhat relieved when th* torrent dropped ! three feet. Rf ports thats rise upstream was due here tomorrow morning filtered into the city. However another rise was reported coming from Yoca, where the stage wa* 45 feet. Several homes were washed away and several persons, whose names were unavailable, were missing. R B. Bagley, wool and pecan buyer and Warren Linn capsized a boat while going to anchor the Bagley home. The men swam to a pecan tree and A. B. Puckett and J. W. Hewgley, Bagley a partner, rescued them in a boat. Boats were dispatched to rescue persons marooned in tree tops and cm houses. Fourteen persons were See FLOOD. Pf. 3. Col. 5 Five Day Rain Soaks W-Iexas Cotton Farmers Wary Oer Boll Weevil Worries Central West Texas’ fifth consecutive day of rain last night had sent creeks and rivers on rises and had stirred talk among cotton farmers of the boll weevil and leaf worm infestation. A fall of 1.08 for the 24-hour period ending at 9 o’clock last night brought Abilene's total for the week to 5.06 inches, for the month to 5.55 inches, and for the year, 26 78, all figures far above normal. The rain fell intermittently throughout the day, until 6:45 p. rn. Meanwhile, the temperature ranged but six degrees during the day. from a low of 68 degrees to the maximum of 74. Buffalo Gap was the center of a torrential rain which residents estimated at 2.5 inches, So heavy were downpours on Lake Abilene’s watershed 'hat i‘ larked but 32 inches of running over the concrete spillway last night. The lake had risen seven feet and five inches in two days. The fall at Lake Abilene was measured at only 81 Friday, but was considerably heavier over the hilly region that feeds its creeks Elm creek was overflowing and had damaged several gravel pits near Buffalo Gap. Big Elm was out of its banks all day, it was reported. Elsewhere heavy rains pelted already well-soaked areas, A steady downpour at Baird had measured more than two inches late in the afternoon bringing the week’s total there to 4.25 inches. Clyde reported 13 Inches Friday, bringing the week s total to about three inches. Hard rains along its watershed sent Clear Fork of the Brazos rag-| ing out of its first bank at Lueders and other points, with an additional rise of four or five feet expected through the night. There appeared to be no danger, however. A two-inch rain fell at Lueders, already one of the wettest spots in the area. A torrential downpour at Stamford forced cancellation i* matches • I See RAINS, Pg. 3» CoL i ;