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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 16, 1917)
THE 8EMLWCEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
The State News of
the Week in Brief
.An Epitome of All the Big and In
teresting Events or the past few
Davs In Nehraaka. I
Probnbly thu most successful Red
Cross entertainment that hns been
staged in Nebraska was Riven by tho
Mlnden chapter of the Kearney Coun
ty Ited Cross organization in Mindcn.
The net proceeds amounted to $750.
A mock circus was organized to ac--compllsh
tlio results, in which all the
different functions of the circus was
In some manner represented.
In accordance with tho general re
quest of tho National Council of De
fense that no new enterprises bo un
dertaken not directly connected with
tho war, the Omaha board of educa
tion decided not to submit the $2,
250,000 ftchool bond proposition to
voters of the city on November 20, as
"had been scheduled.
Immediate dispatch of 100 refriger
ator cars to Nebraska for hauling po
tatoes was asked by State Food Ad
ministrator Wattles In a telegram to
Herbert Hoover. He said that unless
shipping facilities were furnished nt
once, hundreds of thousands of bush
els of potatoes would bo lost.
Knox county, Nebraska, oversub
scribed Its quota of $159,000 for the
second Liberty loan by $105,000, ac
cording to an itemized statement
made by T. A. Anthony, chairman of
the Knox county committee, who be
lieves his county should be placed on
-tho honor list of the state.
Camp Cody, Doming, N. M., where
Nebraska National guard troops are
quartered, led all cantonments and
military camps In the United States
in the purchase of Liberty bonds. The
average per man nt Camp Q)dy was
$110.88. The total subscription was
Two persons wero probably fatally
hurt and six more were Injured, one
seriously, as a result of an automobile
collision between Morso Bluff and Ce
dar Bluff. The most seriously Injur
ed nro: James Zakovec, Saunders
-county, and Ludwlg Peltz, Morse
John L. Kennedy, state fuel admin'
istratw, stated at Omnha that ar
rnngements liavo been made for the
monthly shipment of approximately
25,000 tons of hard coal to Nebraska,
in addition to tho shipments already
Paul McICee, state boys' work sec
retnry of the Y. M. C. A., was In
Fremont a fow days ago laying plans
-tor tho boys' state conference, which
will bo held In Fremont November 30,
December 1 and 2.
George Edson, who established tho
Spotlight at Fllley a little over a
year ago, has leased the paper to W.
B. Cissna, and left for Melxco, where
he will take a position on the road for
an eastern printers' simply house.
Farmers in the vicinity of Kearney
are Instituting a rigid senrch to dls
cover tho parties guilty of wholesale
stock poisoning on tho farm of Car
son Bros., which destroyed 100 head
Lincoln Gas company has raised
the rate for gas to the consumers
from $lto $1.25 per thousand feet,
despite the rojectlon by the city com
mission of the company's request for
permission to make the Increase.
Voters of Aurora authorized an ad
dltlonnl $15,000 In school bonds, and
with tho $3f,000 the board now lms, on
hand, two new grade school buildings
will bo constructed.
Dr. A. B. Tashjean, physician of
Norfolk, who made the biggest sub
scrlptlon to the second Liberty loan,
is now a surgeon In tho United States
John Corners has sold his 100-ncro
farm, about six miles northwest of
Stella for $200 an aero. This Is the
highest price over paid for a Ne
Lucius It. Brlngor, cashier of the
Grand Island National hank, has re
signed his position to enlist In the
Lutherans of Marysvlllo. Seward
county, dedicated their beautiful new
church building. .The edifice cost
Kxetcr citizens have nrtpin'zod a
Community club, with a membership
of about 175.
Tho cornerstone of the new Christ's
Kvangellcat Lutheran church nt Dnv
enport was laid last Sunday.
It is reported that 00 per cent of
Kimball county's potato crop has been
lost. Recent freezes have played
havoc with he potatoes left in the
ground. Tho crop matured so late
that It was not ready for digging nt
the regular time. The loss is est!
mated from $50,000 to $100,000.
Meyers Sc. Morgan of Richardson
county hnd eighty-five head of cattlo
on tho Cldcugo market that averaged
1,450 pounds and sold at $10 per bun
dred, or $232.00 per head. Those cat
tlo wero on food for forty-throe days,
Louis Rulfson of Fremont claims
the cornhusklng championship of
Dodgo and surrounding counties, hnv
Inc husked 100 bushels a day for
throe successive days in n field In
The Pralrlo Oil and Gns company
,of Kansas Is spending $100,000 I
search of oil In Banner county. Tho
'firm plans to bore to n depth of 5,000
feet, If necessary.
G. A. I2sau, Gago county farmer.
brought nn ear of corn to Beatrice
jWhleh contains twenty-six rows of
Over 1,100 trays of vegetables and
fruit wero dried In the community
drying plant nt Lincoln, which Just
closed n most successful season. Tho
plant was established June 24 In n
North Lincoln church and was the
first of Its kind In the United Stntes.
Stnto Food Administrator Wattles
has made known that he will soon ap
point n county food administrator In
every county In Nebraska, whose duty
will he to see that fooil regulations
Members of the Nebraska Uvo
stock committee of the state food ad
ministration went on record ns op
posed to the government fixing tho
price on cattle and sheep. This was
decided at n meeting In Omaha in
hlch the new minimum price of
$15.50 for hogs was discussed. A tel
egram was sent to Washington In
forming the food administration of
the committee's nctlon.
Vaccine points manufactured by tho
National Vaccine company, Washing
ton, and used In Omaha, have been
tested nnd found to contain pus
germs In dangerous quantities. City
health ofllclals believe tho contamina
tion of these points Is the work of
pro-Germans. Not long ago 200
Omnha children were mude deathly
sick as tho result of being vacclnntcd.
Merlo D. Hay, of Gtldden, la., who
enlisted ut Omaha May 0, was one of
three American infantrymen killed
by Germans In a shurp attack Novem
ber 8 In American trenches held by
Pershing's men In France. Dewey
Kern of Collins, In., who enlisted with
Hay at Omaha, wns ono of the twelvo
Americans captured by the Germans.
The Platte county council of de
fense Is doing u great amount of good.
So far the council has furnished twen
ty cornhu8kers to tho farmers of tho
vicinity. Early In the season it was
unnounced that the council would aid
the farmers in procuring men to har
vest their crops.
Fifty ministers nnd mnny promi
nent lnymcn met at Hastings to mobi
lize tho forces for the big drive for
preachers' pensions. The Methodist
Eplscopnl church In the Nebraska
conference is seeking a fund of $500,-
000, of which it hns at present about
xuity-seven men enlisted in some
branch of Uncle Sam's war mnchlno
at Alliance In October, giving the
northwest metropolis the distinction
of being second In tho state for re-
emits. Omaha, first, had 222; Lin
coin, 50; Sidney, 42; Grand Island,
38; Norfolk, 20 nnd Hastings, 2.
A drive will soon bo launched to
secure 300,000 children for the Junior
Red Cross In this state. L. W. Tros-
ter of Lincoln will nssist Stnte Red
Cross Director F. W. Judson in the
organization work. A chapter will
be organized In each community wth
some business mnn ns treasurer.
Tho Nonpartisan leaguo of NebraS'
ka, the farmers' political organization,
Is preparing to capture Nebraska In
the next election. Forty workers hnvo
been Imported from South Dakota to
lead In the organization. Politicians
are taking notice.
Wymore residents who were 111 ns n
result of eating tainted sandwiches,
are reported ns recovered. The sand
wiches wero eaten at n social given
by tho Knights and Ladles of Security
lodge. Fully 100 cases of ptomaine
poisoning were reported.
Mnny farmers In tho vicinity of
Louisville have quit husking corn on
account or it neing so green, some
they hnve husked seemed quite dry,
but since putting it In the crib It has
started to spoil.
O. J. Schwelgor of Chadron has
been appointed chairman of tho state
potato committee by Food Adminis
trator Wnttles. The committee will
see thnt Nebraska tubers are properly
marketed and taken care of.
Because of a number of destructive
fires In Gage county tho last few
weeks a move Is on foot to orcanlzo
home guards In nenrly all of the
towns to protect property against
Patrick F. Kane, prlvnte, Battery
A, Troop B, at Fort Russell, whllo
beating his way on an ensthound
Union Pacific freight the othor night
wns killed nt Sidney, his body hlng
found on the track near thnt town.
After he hnd boon hung In ofllgy on
the main streets of bis homo town.
Rosoland, Laverne Duncan nppeared
for-n second physical examination and
wns noeoptod without protest.
Tho Sidney Boys' Pig club now has
n membership of seventy nnd Is said
to ho tho largest club of Its kind In
Pawnee City Is tanking n survey of
the town to locate avnllnble sites for
"wnr gardens" next spring.
A "blood-red Star of Bethlehem"
has bloomed In the conservatory of
M. M. Warner, editor of tho Lyons
Mirror. Since tho discovery of tho
"Star of Bethlehem" tho flower has
boon white, and Mr. Warner Is at a
loss to account for tho freak blossom.
May S. Kemper of Lincoln has
asked tho Lancaster district court to
grant her n divorce from her husband
who. sho alleges, Is so pro-German
she cannot live with him, Kemper Is
a wealthy retired farmer, worth
L. C. Sturges of North Platte has
beon selected by ofllclals at Washing
ton to take a position In tho postofllce
department In France, being one of
tho 24 who will go from the United
Six hundred nddltlonnl troops nr-
rlvcd nt Fort Omnha a fow days ago
to tako up training In tho goyernment
balloon school. The men are from
southern training camps..
Eighty acres of farm land nenr
Lyons sold Just recently for $277.50
per acre, tho highest price over paid
Z LEADS L
ALLIED MILITARY COMMITTEE
TO DIRECT OPERATIONS FA
MOUS CHIEFS ON BODY.
GEN. CADORNA GIVEN PLACE
Generals Foch, Wilson and Emanuel's
Commander to Co-Operate In Cam
paignAllied Troops on Way
to Firing Line.
Italian Army Headquarters, Nov. 12.
The conference of British, French
nnd Italian representative has result
ed in the creation of n permanent In-ter-allled
military committee. New
leadership for the Italian army has
General Cadoma, who has beon in
supreme command of the Itnllun army
since the beginning of tho war, has
been given u place on the new com
New bends of the Italian army hnvo
been named. General Dluz has been
appointed first In command, with Gen
eral Badogllo second und General
General Foch. chief of stnff of tho
French war ministry, and General Wil
son, subchtef of the British general
staff, will servo on tho lulor-allled com
mittee with General Cudornn.
Among military officers the decision
of the allies to create a permanent
military committee has caused great
satisfaction. It Is accepted ns evi
dence that the allies have awakened to
the necessity for the closest union of
tho whole length of the western front
for tho political and military conduct
of the wur.
General DInz In rnteil ns one of the
(blest Italian military leaders.
General Badogllo Is a northerner.
In the war ho has been In command
of a brigade of Bersagllerl, whoso
heroic deeds have done much to de
crease the gravity of the disaster.
General Grandlno wns minister of
war In the cabinet of Premier Boselll.
He was one of the lending generals.
Tho Italians continue their retreat
In accordance with the plan of the
From the Trcvlso hills they nro
pouring down a rain of shells on the
Germans and Auutrlnns, making them
pay a heavy price for the ground they
A dozen bridges have been blown up
on the Llvenzn river to arrest and de
lay as much us possible the advance
of the Austro-Germuns toward tho
Both British nnd French troops nro
going toward the front.
The French and British representa
tives who have come to Italy had n,
conference of two hours with King
The military mensures called for by
the present situation were discussed
in actlvo and cordial collaboration.
On leaving the king the party visited
French und British troops going to
ward' the front.
The Itullnns are still holding back
tho Austrlans and Germans by rear
guard actions, while the main body of
the troops Is establishing Itself on the
positions chosen for the resistance,
says the olllclal statement Issued on
Berlin, Nov. 12. The Austro-Ger-man
forces In northern Italy, over
coming the resistance of the Italian
rear guards, are advancing toward the
Plave river, the war office announced
U. S. SHIP ROCHESTER SUNK
Steamer Torpedoed by Submarine
With Lobs of Four Lives Freight
er Sinks U-Doat.
Washington, Nov. 10. The American
stenmshlp Rochester was torpedoed
and sunk at dusk on November 2.
Four sailors are known to hnvo lost
their lives. One boat with the sec
ond mate and 13 men Is missing.
An Atlnntlc Port, Nov. 10. Informa
tion that an American shell fired by
nn American naval gunner sank a Teu
tonic submarine in the Mediterranean
Is contained In a report made to tho
navy department by the officers of an
American freight steamship which ar
rived here recently, It was learned.
IOWA TO HONOR SOLDIER
Citizens to Erect Shaft In Memory of
Dewey Kern, Who Was Captured
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 8. Citizens of
Collins, In., nnd of Glldden, In., aro
talking of erecting monuments to
Dewey Kern, first Iownn taken prison
er by Gcrmnns, and Morel D. Hay,
first Iownn killed In action In the
American nrmy abroad. Kern lived
nt Collins, la., and Huy lived nt Glld
den. Memorial services for Hay wore
held In Glldden last night.
Doctor Wagner Dies In derlln.
Amsterdam, Nov. 12. Dr. Adolph
Wagner, former professor of Jurispru
dence and political economy at tho Uni
versity of Berlin, Is dead In Merlin.
He had un honorary degreo from the
UnHvsIty of Wisconsin.
Queen of Hawaii Is Dying.
Honolulu. N v. 12. Former Queen
Lllluoknlnnl of Hawaii Is dying, phy
sicians say. Recently "Queen Lll" loci
her hatred for the United Slates utid
MibMTihi 1 hiii-nillj lo the fliM United
Sta! l-tbi i i y li'iiii.
U. S. NOT SURPRISED
WASHINGTON PREPARED FOR UP
RISING IN RUSSIA.
Probability of Change for Better
Through Counter-Revolution or
Washington, Nov. 0. The newest
Russian upheaval surprised nobody In
our government. They hud hoped for
the permanence of the Kerensky gov
ernment, but they never lost track of
the ever-present probability that tho
radicals, with their program of Imme
diate peace, division of tho land nnd
other Utopian dreams, would seize tho
government from the uncertain hands
of the young dictator.
Our mllltury ofllclals warned tho
government nt the time of the orig
inal abolition of tho death pcnnlty for
military offenses that Russia had
ceased to be u depeudablo fuctor In
Obviously the other allies, with tho
same Information, reached the sumo
conclusion, und plans wero mude ac
cordingly. Our tusk Is harder und longer than
It seemed when we entered tho wur,
but there is no other change.
Thero Is always the possibility of
the Russian situation changing for tho
bvtter, either through the rest of Itus
slu refusing to nccept tho Bolshevlkl
domination of Petrograd or through a
counter-revolution in the urmy.
ORDER HITS ELECTRIC SIGNS
Doctor Garfield Will Permit Their
Use Only Between Hours of 7:45
and 11 P. M. To Save Coal.
Washington, Nov. 12. Fuel Admin
istrator Garfield on Frldny Issued his
order darkening nil udvcrtislng "white
ways" in tho country before 7 :45 p. m
and after 11 p. m. Advertising signs
burning electricity mude from coal or
ccke may remain lighted only between
Coal supplies to Industries classed
as nonessential will be sharply re
duced within n few days.
Industries nro now being classified
and those whose products uro not
necessary In the conduct of tho war
will be supplied with fuel In limited
To relievo the coal shortage In Ohlp
and Michigan, the fuel administration
will suspend for ono day, November
10, the priority order under which most
of the coal mined in the central field
Is going to the lakes for transship-
to tho Northwest.
WAR WELDS THE NATION
President Issues Thanksgiving Day
Proclamation Names November
29 as Day of Prayer.
Washington, Nov. 0. President Wll
son Issued his 1017 Thnnksglvlng proc
lamation calling upon the nation, even
Jn tho midst of sorrow nnd great peril
of n world shaken by wnr, to thank
God for blessings that nre better than
men peace of mind and prosperity of
The proclamation fixes Thursday,
November 29, as Thanksgiving day.
CORN CROP BREAKS RECORD
Harvest for 1917 Aggregates 3,191,083,
000 Bushels Potatoes Total
Washington, Nov. 10. The Ameri
can corn crop of 1017, aggregating 8,
101,083,000 bushels, breaks all previous
records, and the 440,000,000 bushels po
tato crop also exceeds any former pro
duction, according to final reports of
tho department of agriculture on tho
harvest of tho first war year.
Auto Bandits Wreck Bank.
Jackson. Mich., Nov. 12. The Form
ers' State bank In the village of Con
cord was wrecked by burglars. The
bandits escaped with about $18,000 In
cash. Explosions In the bank attract
cd several citizens.
Major Hanley Is Injured.
Itanfoiil, ill.. Nov. 12. MaJ. Thomiw
Hanley. .Jr.. chief of flying Instruction,
l In the hospital with minor Injuries
ns the result of striking a Curtis plnuo
' Just beginning to ascend whllo tho
i imij')t' was landing.
WINS AID OF JAPAN
SPECIAL INTEREST8 DEFINED AS
IDENTICAL WITH MEXICO.
Agreement Reached on Military and
Economlo Co-operation to Crush
Foe Keeps Door Open to China.
Washington, Nov. 8. The United
Stntes' agreement to recognlzo Japan's
special Interests In China, made public
was declared by International experts
to be tho greatest diplomatic achieve
ment of the present administration.
Japan's special Interests wero de
fined by n government representative
as Identical with our special Interests
in Mexico. Henceforth Japan must
guard against pernicious political ac
tivities of her subjects.
Secretary Lansing announced on
Tuesday as u result of tho "open door"
agreement Japan had voiced her eager
uess to aid tho United States In sup
pressing Prussian militarism and that
u military, naval and economic pro
gram hnd been discussed.
It was stated the agreement Is
mere understanding," not a trenty of
alliance, nnd Includes no concessions
on Japanese Immigration to this coun
The agreement does not supersede
but extends tho Root-Tukuhlru ngrce-
ment of November 30, 1008.
LOAN TOTALS $4,617,532,300
Oversubscriptions Arc Announced as
54 Per Cent of the Sum Asked All
Districts Exceed Quota.
Washington, Nov. 0. Americans re
sponded to tho call for a second Lib
erty wnr loan by subscribing $4,017,
532,300, an oversubscription by 54 per
cent of tho $3,000,000,000 asked, and
only $383,000,000 less than the $5,000
000,000 maximum fixed by the trens
Tabulations completed Wednesday
night, 11 days after the closo of tho
nation-wide bond-selling campaign
showed that every federal reserve dls
trlct exceeded Its quota and 0,400.000
persons subscribed In the big wa
Tho results In each federal reserve
Total with 000
New York . . . .$1,550,453,450 $000,000
Chicago 585,853,850 420,000
Cleveland .... 480,100,800 300,000
Boston 470,050,050 300.000
Philadelphia ... 380,350,250 250,000
S. FranclBCo .. 202,071,150 210,000
Richmond .... 201.212,500 120,000
St. Louis 184,280,750 120,000
Kansas City... 150,125,750 120,000
Minneapolis ... 140.082,050 105,000
Atlanta 00,005,750 80,000
Dallas 77,800,850 75.000
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Wlldwood. N. J., Nov. 8. The Hotel
Greylock was destroyed by flro here.
The loss is estimated nt $50,000. Tho
origin of the fire Is unknown.
Kent, O., Nov. 0, Two interurbnns
met In' collision nenr here on tho
Northern Ohio Traction line. Reports
said two persons were killed and fif
Amsterdam, Nov. 8. Commenting on
tne Austro-Germnn' advance In tho di
lution of Venice, tho semiofficial Ber
lin newB agency prepures tlio public
for an attack on tho famous art cen
tcr Blooinlngton, III., Nov. 8. William
Mention, pioneer farmer and tlio oldest
man In Illinois, Is dead at Benson,
aged one hundred and four. Ho was
a native of Germany, hut came to
this vicinity when he was a youth.
$75,000 Damage Caused by Blast.
Youngstown, 0 Nov. 10. An explo
sion of mysterious origin caused a tiro
which wrecked part of tlio plant of
tho American Sintering company's
plant here. Tho damage Is estimated
Captain Rogstedt Shot Dead.
Cnmp Logan, Houston, Tx Nov. 10.
Capt. Oscar Hogstcdt of La Grange,
III., was killed near here. HogDtcdt
and two soldiers were examining a re
volver when It was uccldentully discharged,
NO NEED TO FEAR BOTULI8M IN
NO DANGER IN HOME TYPE
U. 8. Department of Agriculture Issues
Statement Prepared by the Bacterl
ologlsts of tho Bureau of Chem
istry and States Ssrvlce.
Washington, Nov. 10. Tho United
States department of agriculture hns
Issued tho following statement pro-
pared by the bacteriologists of Its bu
reau of chemistry und tho stntes rela
"There Is no danger thnt tho typo
of food poisoning known ns 'Botu
lism' will result from cntlng fruits or
vegetables, which have been canned
by any of tho methods recommended
by the Untted States department of
agriculture, provided such directions
hnvo been followed cnrcfully. It Is
possible that In n number of instances
tho directions wero not strictly fol
lowed nnd that spoilage has occurred.
Of course, extreme enre should bo
taken to ascertain beforo cnttmr
canned goods of any kind whether
they nre In good condition, nnd If they
have spoiled they should not bo con
sumed. "In enso of any doubt as to wheth
er tho contents of a pnrtlcular enn
hnvo spoiled, the safest plan is to
throw It nway, although nil donger of
Botulism may be avoided by boiling
tho contents of tho can for a fow min
utes, since the Bacillus botullnus
nnd tho .toxin or poison which It pro
duces are killed by such treatment. No
canned goods of nny kind which shows
any signs of spoilage should ever bo
eaten. In tho cold pack method of
canning given out by tho department
of agriculture, only fresh vegetables
are recommended for canning, nnd
sterilization Is accomplished by tho
following processes: Clennslng, blanch
ing, cold dipping, packing In clean,
hot Jars, adding boiling water.
sealing Immediately, and then steriliz
ing tho senlcd Jars at n minimum tem
perature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit for
ono to four hours, according to tho
character of tho material. Since tho
spores of B. botullnus nro killed by
heating for ono hour at 175 degrees
Fahrenheit (according to Jordan's
'Bacteriology' and other recognized
textbooks) thero Is no reason to be-
llovo that tho botullnus organtsm will
survlvo such treatment"
LAST GERMAN RESERVE UP
Supreme Effort 8een Beforo America
Is Invincible Men Previously
Rejected Called Out
London, Nov. 10. Germnny called up
her hist reserves within tho last fow
days, according to the Central News
correspondent nt Zurich, telegraphing
under Wednesday's date. All men who
previously had been rejected wero or
dered to present themselves for re-ex-amlnatlon
nnd within 24 hours all not
utterly Incapacitated wero on their
wny to tho training quarters. This ac
tion, suys tho correspondent, Is attrib
uted to the Intention of tho central
powers to make a final effort on tho
western front beforo America's help
PLENTY OF TURKEYS
WnshlnCton. Nov. 10. Plenti- 5
ful supplies of turkeys nro avail- $
ablo for tho Thanksgiving mar-
kct, according to Information In
possession of tho United States
food administration, If tho largo
Btock of turkoys now in cold
storage Is placed on sale. Tho
food administration will re
quire that this poultry bo rapid
lv nlnoeil on Rule under tho nro-
visions of tho food control act.
With n lurger volumo of tho
product golng on tho market tor
sale consumers may soon look
for an abundant supply nt lower
HYLAN WINS IN NEW YORK
Tammany 8cores an Easy Victory
Mltchel Second and Hill
New York, Nov. 8. John F. Ilylnn,
n county Judge of King's county, was
elected mayor of New York on Tues
day by a plurality of more than 140,
000. Ho carried with him the entire
Democratic city ticket, Including
Chnrles L. Crong for comptroller, Al
fred 10. Smith, now sheriff of New
York county, for president of tho board
of aldermen, and Edward Swan for
Finland Near Famine, ,
Copenhagen, Nov. 12. That FInlnnd
Is facing n famlno this winter Is tho
Information sent to President Wilson
by Professor Wendt. The entire na
tion, ho soys, Is desperate and tho out
"Bored" While Playing Anthem..
New York, Nov. 12. Dr. KnrI
Muck led tho Boston Symphony or
chestra In pluylng tho "Star-Spangled
Banner" here, but on Frldny some mu
sic critics declared ho did It In a
icerneis nnu kbxucis in an.
for farm land In Burt county.
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