Chester Times (Newspaper) - March 11, 1933, Chester, Pennsylvania
.NKI KA II) CIRCULATION
FOR Sl\ MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER
57TH YEAR—NO. 17,538.
Da 'iv Lr ■ '■d Wire Reports of United Press (UP)
and International News Service (INS1
CHESTER. PA., SATURDAY. MARCH ll. 1033
HERE TODAY FOR PAYROLLS ONLY
Clearing House Hegins Issuance of Limited Amount
( nester Hanks Make Formal Application for Reopening
Chester Bank Scrip
| Has Full Val le of : IOO Cents on Dollar [
I The Chester Clearing House As-I ■■celation announces that the jssu-| anre al scrip is expected to be of I temporary duration and warns I holders against parting with it for I lees than one hundred cents on j die dollar as each dollar of scrip.
* presently issued and outstanding. is secured by one dollar of United States money actually deposited with the Delaware County National Bank, trustee.
This warning is issued to prevent any advantage being taken of scrip holders by money shavers or other designing persons.
Scrip made its appearance in Chester today.
The Chester Clearing House Association yesterday completed arrangements for the issuance of a limited amount of the negotiable paper and this morning payrolls were made up in the new form of money. The issuance of scrip is being limited to payrolls here. It is of SI. $5, $10 and $20 denominations.
Worried employes of various concerns replaced their frowns with smiles when they received their weekly stipend, and merchants soon began to note a decided increase in business.
As the scrip issue is completely supported by adequate backing, there was no hesitation on the part of all business houses and merchants to accept the new money.
Announcement was made this morning that all the Chester banks had made formal application to the Secretary of Treasury for reopening. to pursue the normal operations of a bank, and this means, beyond doubt, that Chester very soon will witness an end of the banking paralysis.
A number of county banks also have filed application ior reopening. A license will be granted to all who secure the opening permission.
City and county banks are receiving an increased supply of gold each day. Emphasis has been placed in government orders upon the penalties for gold hoarding and still further emphasis is being placed on the hoarding of currency which comes under the President's act and violation of this also carries with it a penalty, with imprisonment as the maximum.
Strong confidence is being registered 'n Chester and surrounding sections in the banking situation. The citizens accepted the bank holiday with the same stolid patriotism as this section has always evinced from Colonial times on and tile present, emergency is regarded as no less than a wartime emergency.
With .hr forthcoming opening of the h bks in a short time, the sit untie- icre will be back to normal and 1 ...mess and all forms of industry will have a decided spurt upwards,
CAR BADLY DAMAGED
An enclosed automobile owned and r iven by Louis Kapelski. ICI East E bon road, was badly damaged in collision with a truck driven by Harry . C. Berry, 412 Penn street, at Second and Flower streets, yesterday after- I noon. Kapelski is an official of the Delaware River Ferry Company. No ta
NAMED BY < OI \< ll
Councilman Claude C. Smith, of Baltimore pike, and John E Gen-semer. of 225 Vassar avenue, Swarthmore. have bren appointed by council to represent that body on the board of directors of the Swarthmore Library Association.
HORSES WITHDRAWN FROM RACES TODAY
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5—Sun tiros a—I Pass, Action.
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5—Star Ballot, ft—Chile Gold.
7—Evening Sky, Bec Jay.
FEDERAL SALARY CUT BILL PUSHED UP IN CONGRESS
Flan to Jam It Throw?*) House Today; Half Billion Slash Soon
Involves Veterans* Benefits Also; Bloc “(7rumbling- ‘ ('rushed
WASHINGTON, March ll 'UP' —The House Tammany delegation caucused today independently of other Democrats and agreed to stand by President Roosevelt's program for a $500,000,00 cut in veterans expenditures and Federal salaries.
The New York Democrats, controlling a solid bloc of 29 votes, then returned to the regular party caucus to participate in the final vote on binding the entire membership.
WASHINGTON, March ll - < UP *
Democratic leaders, working at feverish speed. planned to jam through the House today President Roosevelt’s bill for a $500,000,000 slash in veterans’ benefits and federal salaries.
House Democrats were .summoned to caucus before the session to bind the huge Democratic majority to support the administration program.
Leaders planned to put the measure before the House for passage later in the day under the most drastic gag rules they could invoke. House leaders, in their effort to rush adoption of this second part of President Roosevelt’s emergency program, were working at the same fast pace which characterized passage of the emergency banking act.
The bill. striking deep into the SLOOP. OOO. OOO 'B« annual exservicemen's payments, was to be introduced formally today. A hand-picked committee of party stalwarts was standing by to give it an immediate favorable report.
It then goes before tho House with the definite threat of loss of patronage and valued committee assign-
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SEX. DAVIS OPERATED ON FOR APPENDICITIS
PITTSBURGH, March ll 'UP' United States Senator James J. Davis was reported resting comfortably in a hospital here today after an min -gencv operation for appendicitis.
Senator Davis suffered an acute attack of appendicitis while flying o Pittsburgh from Washington last night.
Arriving in Pittsburgh, he immediately consulted a doctor, who advised the operation.
He was taken to South Side Hospital where the operation was performed at I a. rn. His rendition was reported as satisfactory later.
Dr. John W. Shirer. who performed the operation, said he could not determine yet how long the Senator would be confined to the hospital There are “other factors.-’ Dr. Shirer said, ui addition to the appendicitis. which would determine the length of his stay in the hospital. He declined to elaborate on that point presently.
NEW YORK. March ll 'UP) — Charles J Margiotti, chief of defense counsel for Senator James J. Davis said today the illness of his client would necessitate a further delay in the much - postponed lottery trial scheduled to begin here Monday.
SURETY COMPANY PLANS DEFENSE
Hearing on Exceptions in Ramsey Bond ( ase Deferred to April 3
Judges Fronefield and Broomall. at Media, yesterday, continued until April 3 the hearing on exceptions by the American Surety Company to the claim of the county on the bond of William T. Ramsey, former tax collector of Chester.
The hearing was scheduled for next Wednesday, but Attorney E. Wallace Chadwick informed the Court that his associate attorney, in Philadelphia. was also representing the Philadelphia Clearing House, and had been too busy to prepare for the hearing on March 15. Mr. Chadwick also reported that the man who audited Mr. Ramsey’s accounts was ill at Lancaster, Pa., and would not be available next week Albert J Williams. County Solicitor, told the rourt he was anxious to have the matter disposed of as quickly s\s possible, and said he would object to any lengthy postponement.
The surety company has made an exhaustive audit of the Ramsey accounts for the four years ending with 1931, and. it is understood, will .submit a defense why thrv should not pay the full amount of the claim Mr. Ramsey’s tax defalcations approximated $230 000.
RUINS IN EARTHQUAKE
Shattered debris and masonic lies in front of the Security Building and I.nan \ so; ; ■' < ii in
Walnut Park, near Los Insoles, following the devastating lories of earthquakes which 'li nk Smiin rn ( nii-fornia. (Telephoto Picture.)
REOPEN, U. S. SAYS
Means The) Shall Abandon Her ( oiil. Withdrawal Rest riel ion
Many Expected to Do Normal Business Monday; Reserve Rushing Money
WASHINGTON, March ll <UP» —The 12 Federal Reserve Banks today began pouring a stream of new currency into the nations banks to fortify them for gradual reopening beginning early next week.
Banks in all sections were deluging the treasury with applications for licenses to resume full normal operations.
Officials were working at top speed on these applications. Thev indicated some banks might be permitted to open Monday. Other authorizations will go forward as quickly as authorities can check the condition of the banks.
Applications are being considered in their order of receipt. Officials emphasized that delay in approving reopenings should not be construed as a reflection on a bank s soundness. A perfectly sound banks reopening may be delayed simply because its applications is farther down on the list,
Federal Reserve Member Banks must satisfy the Treasury that they arr “sound-going institutions” before their applications will be ap-
Conlinurd on East Pag** LOCAL PAYROLLS MET
The Aberfoyle Manufacturing Company yesterday paid off 1200 employe-partly in cash and scrip. The scrip was obtained through the Philadelphia Clearing House
Yesterday was pay day at several plants in the Chester-Marcus Hook area The Viscose Company paid of! sn rash. The Congoleum Company and tho South Chester Tube Company paid off in checks. For the convenient ** of Congoleum Company workers the pay checks were cashed at a Marcus Hook bank which was open last night
WASHINGTON March ll If your
particular bank does not open next Monday or Tuesday, President Roosevelt. says you should not be alarmed He carefully explained this point today to newspapermen, urging that people he reassured. His plan is that banks shall open gradually. In rome instances it, mat- tak" some time to establish in tie ail Hie condition of a particular bank and if it Is not opened early in the week it does not necessarily mean. said the President, that it. will not be opened later.
In cities where there are Clearing House organizations a much quicker check of the condition is possible than in other communities.
Only those banks whose soundness and solvency are definitely established will be permitted to reopen.
MARCUS HOOK RDY KILLED BY TRAIN
Four Companions Escape Like Fate; Victim Son of Borough Magistrate
Struck bv a north-bound express train on the Pennsylvania railroad near Yates avenue. Marcus Hook, yesterday afternoon, when returning home from th' parochial school of the 'Church of th' Holy Saviour, at Linwood. John J O'Donnell, Jr. 10-year-old-son of Magistrate John J O'Donnell, of 43 Maps avenue, Mar-illed instantly.
I four companions. Absence Cumming:, and another named using the railroad from school. One of the group sighted a .southbound train approaching all except young O'Donnell, stepped to the west side of the track to let. the train pass. He stepped to the north-bound
LICENSE FROM U.S.
Flood of Applications Mav
Delay Some From Starting Monday
New York Ready for Business; Insurance Baymen! s Restricted
Desiring to resume normal operations Monday, more than 300 member banks of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve District, which includes Chester, requested permission of the Treasury Department, it was announced today by George W. Nun)' governor of tilt Philadelphia District Reserve Rank Tho flood o! application.1 might delay normal re-openmg of banks beyond Monday, Governor Norris said. sn urging depositors of the (187 member banks not to be alarmed.
At the sam* time it was announced by Joseph Wayne. Jr, president of the Philadelphia Clearing House, that cheeks held ii)) . nee March 3 would be cleared today.
Approximately $10 000,000 changed hands yesterday when Philadelphia banks met their payroll obligations. Half of this amount, was in currency
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The boy with Jack Hale'. La Milton Rod gen u Cumming were as a short cut h
The other half was accepted keepers, ira trait other businesses Many of the remained open 3 p. meet
was ii will int
which shop-md all
Phi lade! long pas rn closing time i the urgent demand Horne of the largf
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phhi banks the usual ti order to s of depoc-r ones had .30 Mean-commit tee ring Hous c remained in session almost continu-
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’heir doors open until f> while, the clearing houst of the Philadelphia Cif
WASHINGTON, March ll 'UP* The Treasury net balance for March 9. was $130,130 521 64.- Expenditures that day were $4,094,910 99 Customs receipts for the month through March 9. were $3.227,931 21.
The War De pa rt ment $ I 256,300 for Improver and harbor? th mug ive States. Largest of ti ment;- w a one of $1 HI st rusting loc ks and dan
cut of rivers the United apportion-
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1 on the Ohio
HERE IS WHAT CHESTER SCRIP LOOKS LIKE
Real Old Currency
Is Brought to Light
There us one thing that these new banking restrictions are doing and ?hat is bringing to light old currency in an unusual fashion. Yesterday, in Media, a man walked into a bank ■with a five-dollar bill that looked as though it had lain in a tin box until it had grown mouldy. It. was dated thirty year* ago and was brought in by a man from the Count'. Pour House, at Lima The supposition Is that an inmate had kept it and treasured it until circumstances forced him to turn it in.
An interesting piece of old money owned by John A Fergus, Jr. of 301 East State street. Media, and a student at Dartmouth College, is a shilling note printed March 25. 1776 It has been in possession of tho family for a groat many y-arr and :* of rsn--c.:;i note for th: .inscription printed
thereon: “One Shilling. Printed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of Kine George the Third. Tis death to counterfeit." The no'e was worth at that time about twenty-five cents, and was made in Burlington, N J Many instances have come to light wherein bill? have been paid with the old, large bank notes, and even with gold It was reported that a county resident visited Media the other dav , with a thousand-dollar bill to deposit, j or cnange but that when he reached j town he hesitated about going to the i banks for fear he would be fined for heal ding, as he said he had two more I notes of the same denomination hid- ! den in his hoase He finally per- I sunder! a friend to do the negotiating rub the b'nk official*, and thus r«-,,f; p','* fie detection and censure for hear (iii', c.
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QUAKES KILL 125 IN SOUTHERN CAL. TOWNS; MILLIONS IN DAMAGE
Nearly 40 Towns
Hit by Quake
LOS ANGELES. March I! TD Nearly two score towns on (lie ocean side of Los Angeles, and st retelling s o u t h Into Orange county, were damaged, some only slightly, in last night s earthquake.
While Long Beach appeared to be the epicenter, towns within a radius of twenty miles of the beach city reported heavy damage Along the Pacific coast from Santa Monica south, the following cities reported damage of varying degree:
Santa Monica Ocean Park. Venice Manhattan Hermosa. Redondo, San Pedro, Wilmington, long Beach. Seal lr aril and Huntington Beach.
In tile section adjoining the “shoestring” strip to Los Angeles Harbor were the following:
Inglewood. Watts. F I o r e n c e, Southgate, Compton, Hawthorne, Gardena, Torrance, Hynes, clearwater, Lynwood, Huntington Park.
To Hie south, in Orange county, tim following towns and cities reported deaths or property damage: Santa Ana, Garden Grow. Westminster, Los Alamitos, I aguna Beach.
300 PHUA. RANKS
DONT BE ALARMED AT BANKS’ DELAY
IOO PX. SOUND TO ROOSEN ELT ADN ESES ASK REOPENING
JIMMY DYK KS THEES OH (JI A KH TH KI I,ES
Jimmy Dyes, of Oakmont, this county, former Athletics third base man, now training with the Chicago White Sox at Pasadena, today vividly .(.'■scribed the California earthquake in a telephone conversation with hr. wife.
"Our hotel shook like gelatin, and I don’t think there ever has been a time in mw life when I was more .cared. I tell you, never in my life did I get into my clothes so fast “They call third ba a Hie ‘hot corner’, but this was botte! for a while. Eve had plenty of thrills, but never one that sent the shivers up and down my spine. We only felt the first quake in Pasadena “
Al Simmons and Mule Haas former outfield stars of the Athletics who w cue traded to Chicago along xx i f J j Dykes, were with him when the quake struck.
STATE TAXES IMAN
BE PAID IN St RIP
Resort City of Long Beach Is Worst Hit by I emblor I bat Spreads Terror During the Night Caravan of Automobiles Speeds From the Place Toward Los Angeles— Nearly All Business Buildings Wrecked
first Shock, Followed by Others, Causes Burst of Lire in Oil Wells Police of Affected Areas Reinforced by Marines From U. 5. Ships Estimated There Are 1,500 Injurec - Red Cross Acts
[EAIM IPR XKE PICTURES ON LAST PALL]
I.OS ANGELES, March ll—Hi P)—Southern California A earthquake death toll mounted today as recurrent tremors shook the affected area.
At thdo a. rn. the county coroner's office reported that approximately 125 persons perished in the series of quakes which started late yesterday and continued through the night and early morning.
tither estimates indicated the death list might he as high as 250, hut an accurate count was impossible at that hour.
The City of Long Roach, with a population of 1 12.000, was hardest hit and the death list grew hourly as authorities dug among the ruins of its buildings.
Cmd inns search was necessary since each new tremor sent debris flying from buildings already twisted by previous shocks.
Oilieiats reported ie-, mane a 90 dead in Long Beach but the moving of bodies from undertaking parlors to a temporary morgue in the armory
Pa. March ll may be paid in
•UP) State take
scrip. Secretary of Revenue Leon I) Metzger today advised all department representatives throughout Pennsylvania.
"In the event that erin Is Issued in any Clearing House district, you ire advised that such scrip may be accepted in payment of accounts owing the commonwealth. Including taxes, in the same manner as checks are now accepted,” Metzger's statement read.
Cheeks, It was explained, are ac eepted “subject to collection with the understanding that any discounts or other charges must be borne In the payer and will be charged to him.’’
KEYSTONE AUTO CLUB MEETING
27 th Annual Session in Philadelphia ( (invention Mall March 23
Twenty-seven years ago. when the total number of automobiles in the United States was 105,900, the Key-Hone Automobile Club was formed by 51 motorist pioneer as the Automobile Club of Delaware County. Today, with a membership nearly one-half of the total motor vehicles iii the nation in 190*i it I? preparing for Its twenty-seventh annual meeting, which promises to again firing a record-breaking assemblage Of motorists to Convention Hall The meeting will fie held Thursday evening March 23 The early meetings wore held in the Cha lei Armory.
In the twenty-seven years of it existence, the Club has rendered out-• landing servic to the motoring pub lie. Its good roads policy has been
( ant inn' (I on Pa :• •• I ‘oui ll DCI Mat HMH ll) M*l Ms
mal profession Will
made accurate checking difficult.
Every city south oi the Tehachapi mountain range felt the shocks Long Beach, Compton I .os Angeles, Garden Grove, Buena Park. Watts, Artesia, (’n ta Mesa, Bellflower and Huntlng-1 ton Park bore the brunt of the ! quake.
New tremors followed in rapid sue-cession. Th* Carnegie Institutes Seismological Laboratory reported the number of .shocks registered there exceeded 125.
Two heavy jolts were felt in Los Angeles between 6 and 7 a til.
Tile equivalent of martial law existed throughout til*’ .stricken sertion with sailors and marines from the U. S. battle fleet and .soldiers from Fort McArthur supplementing regular pence officers, special deputies and the National Guard.
Order prevailed although there were reports of two attempts at looting in Watts
Property damage wacs rated in millions.
Police ill Long Beach said business properly alone was damaged $10,000,000. This did not include damage to private dwellings Officers .said that at least 50 000 homes eithei w * i e d< si j oyed en dan; «»rd
Pollee re po i cd 31 known dead in Long Beach
Other CUK that were hit hard included Huntingdon Purl- with cig it known dead Compton with 16. Lo: Angeles with .seven, Bania Ana with
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WARMER NN E NTH ER EDR THE WEEK-END
Fair with slowly rising temperature,
is tile prediction in Eastern Pennsylvania. New Jersey Delaware and Maryland. It will be cloudy and warmer tomorrow probably with lain tomorrow night
'Die high* t temperature here yes-t.erdav was 42 degrees at 12 OI a. rn,
People Spent Night
In Autos, Tents * >
LONG BEACH. Calif, March ll 'UP* Residents of this seaside city of 142 OOO population fought their way through debris-filled streets today, returning to ruined homes and shops crashed under brick and ron-crete torn loose by last nights earthquake.
for the mast part. they spent last,
night on lawns, on the beach, in parks, or seated in their automo-uie.s in the surrounding open country. Camps of tents, smoking Are.'; and serried rows of parked cars sprang up away from the menace of tailing walls.
By thousands, automobiles of a fleeing population choked all highways leading out of the stricken city last night They returned today to a city guarded by troops with fixed bayonets courteous guards who saluted and said “This block is quarantined, sn," when a resident ought to enter a danger area guards who preserved quiet and order and prevented looting.
Two hours after the temblor laid waste buildings and the heaving earth brought on terror, downtown Long Beach was as deserted as a sepulchre whitened by mortar and
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"We are o K Earthquake not severe un Los Angeles.”
So read a message received this morn inn by Mr and Mrs, John F. McClure of 1615 Edgmont avenue, Lorn their son and daughter-in-law. Mr. and Mi John F. McClurg, Jr., of Los Angeles.
The younger McClurg who Is a former resident of this city has been living in I/O- Angeles for a number of years. Before leaving for the west coast he was employed as a member of the reportorial staff of the Morning Republican He us now connected with the Oraybar Electric Company of Los Angeles.
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Men of the hear an address bv < Dutton MaeDade ton ii mon'lily meeting of ti Me ‘ Dental Club, to bi Y W. C. A Building apr oui streets Th* m< in the form of the re session.
and tin* lowest was 23, at IO 30 a nil The average of 32 was seven degrees below normal for the date. but seven degree’ above tile average March IO la .) veal Maximum temperature for the date is 71. established in 1909. and minimun 14 in 1939
Sunrise ! (ala v wa' at. 6 19 a in. and un < t will lie at 6 03 p rn Eastern Standard Time.
I IIH ll <« ML I ON
GAU ION I’d . March ll 'Up) Low temperatures and high winds handicapped firemen of three towns in fighting a fire here which caused an estimated damage of $100 OOO in the business district. Two firemen
RI It HS I AG si 'I MON I I)
BERLIN. March ll 'UP1 The
Reichstag was summoned today to convene at Potsdam March 21.
Conn tyX ‘ 'Grand Lady
Was Born I Years Ago
A man named Szcyxompskicz was
lr* ated at a local hospital for a frac-
ture of the jaw Maybe he tried to pronounce his name.
Dispatches tell us that a cow has be n milked while riding in an airplane, Maybe plane milkshakes will
become the vogue,
A county man claims he has worn the sam* pair of shoes for the past two decades. Nothing to brag about. Just another married man.
Jack Mulhall is a captain in the U S A Reserve But that isn’t what
ti lot of gate-crashers call him.
A Chin "se was struck bv a bus driver at Lansdowne yesterday. Pet-Iiajus the bus driver war, L ying to get satisfaction for all of us who send .hilts there.
An automobile thief alarm that screams and cries has been invented. Sounds like a female something or other.
A complaint has been heard about motorists driving on the sidewalks of Marcus Hook. Most of these Viscose employes are trained to avoid the a
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An exprrienc hope to realize played today i grand old la-Baker.
She is sitting is'Ii road Linn tomorrow, the tier birth. For Anna Ct'.mining 12. 1830, a county.
Although are poor, health aw
s the pa I )ela ware Mr? Lvd
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Renal her hr
•r home on Penang forward to anniversary of Baker, as Lydia i born on March ion a Mills, this
The ('Hester ( learinj House Association this morning began the distribution of a limited amount of scrip to make up payrolls in the I bester arca, The hills are in denomination* cf M. *5. BO arid S50. The si rin I* a fine I net;! j rice of work ( a-r* lee a re prod pc* inn ef the ( iii lf ll Th*' rr sifned he Lunes ( Baker, min-
a;*r of fir (hc.'.r (jeering Hon e A v'jcte'.ion, and b) t I’. Webster, prtiiUtut,
ng and vision s reported in good maintaining lier in-in what is going on in the Her housekeeper and nurse. Josephine Garrett, is averse to Baker having vis,tor believing the excitement might b* hatm-
Ju.'-? two year? ago, Mrs Baker ex-pressed deluded opinions of topics of the day. She declared against Prohibition, short skirts, cigarette-smoking bv women and women’s clubs She lias been outspoken in lier op-position to what she terms pampering of criminals and has approved tho .suggestion that a wtupping-post be revived Her opposition was based on the bt man returns to his Ding, his wife sheu ready and the cl
J he Weather
worn* f that * in have
*s clubs when a
there to we
ning the streets ” M Of course. I don’t woman should make
cuen si instead s Bake mean
\\ ASHING ION March ll— IP Forecast for tonight and Sunday:
Nev Jersey; Cloudy tonight and Sunday.
W estern Pennsyh an .* warmer tonight and Sum!*)
Ii*bt snow tonight.
Casten) Prnsytvania warmer tonight and Sunday; now h fig tit snow tonight in west and nor, \ portions,
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