The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, September 09, 1921, Image 7

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    NOItTII PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
CORNHUSKER ITEMS
News of All Kinds Gathered From
Various Points Throughout
Nebraska.
The homo of Charles Zlnk, in nn
xgluslve residence district of Lincoln,
$H partly wrecked by nn explosion,
flhe resdlt, Chief of Police Johnstone
pays, of a bomb placed, he believes,
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the house. The exjtfoslon wrecked the
west wall of the basement and raised
lUie house from Its foundation, broke
gUH pipes In two and wrecked the.fur
'imco. Mr. and Mrs, Zlnk were asleep
lit a room almost directly above where
ihto foundation was blown out. but
.uuiim-i h mjureu. i ne explosion
jwas so loud that it was heard a mile
jaway and aroused the neighborhood
for blocks around.
Dr. H. P. Wekesser and J. .7. Stroll
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or Lincoln are in Washington to con-;
fer with Secretary of Commerce
JHoover over means for the relief of
rtlielr friends and relatives in the vnl
ley o the Voga Ulver, Kus.slu.
The new receiving building for the
jstate hospital for the Insane at Hast
lings which has been under construction
jfor a year and a half Is now com
Iploted. It Is equipped with a surgery
innd hydrotherapy department, and will
Ihouse 125 patients.
I Willi IlllVtllfltlt (if utf.W llllfl
lllttle revenue In the sfnte treasury
promised in me near luiure, u. n.
, Cropsey, state treasurer, in a letter
Ho Governor McKelvle forecasted the
'possible need of registering state war
irunts and paying Interest until the
treasury Is repleted. He also recom
niended the utmost economy In the
bundling of various state institutions
, during the lean months and suggested
" curtailment of public road work.
i The citizens of Denton and surround
lug territory are petitioning the post
master general to cause, the present
rural route of Denton to be revised and
unothcr route laid out. This Is with u
view of giving rural carrier service to
Jill the patrons in the contiguous ter
ritory. They say that some of. them
not now served by rural route have
no better service tbnn that afforded
forty years ago. The proposed plan
will make two routes of thirty-one
miles each. A territory of Denton Is
now unserved."
William Gray, a farmer residing
twelve miles north of Callaway,
threshed a Held of rosea rye which
yielded forty-one bushels per acre.
This is one of the highest yields of
rye that has ever been threshed in
Custer county.
Attendance at the Custer county fair
this year made a new record, when
more than twenty thousand people
passed thru the gates. Hundreds of
au'o loads of visitors came from fifty
to seventy-five miles to view the show,
and the grounds this year were Inade
quate to take care of the people.
The third State Convention of the
American Legion, Nebraska, depart
ment, will be held In Fremont, Sep
tember 2!), .'() and October 1. Be
luced rates from all points in Ne
braska has been granted.
Ed Voos, who was working on u
ranch ten miles southwest of Alns
worth, died as the result of Injuries
puttered when he was thrown from a
mower which he was operating by a
runaway team.
The steam holler whlcfi supplies
power for drilling at the Heattie oil
well, located a few miles from here,
exploded. Hen Cameron, a tool
dresser, was badly scalded.
The Scrlbner Agriculture Society
will hold their annual fair this year.
September 14, 15 and 1(5. Secretary
Sievors announces many new features
for this year's fair.
Major Floyd Shumaker, n Fremont
boy who Is stationed at Fort Sill, )kla
arrived In Fremont In an aeronlane
from Fort Sill. He came to visit his
mother.
The Franklin county fair will be
held September V,i to 1(5. Several
new buildings are being erected for
the care of stock and poultry.
Fire at Hardy destroyed three build-'
lugs nnd the entire stock of the Fair
& Byran Hardware Store. The loss
is estimated at 20,000.
A crowd estimated at 2,000 people
attended the first annual community
picnic at the Griffith grove south of
Maxwell.
The new $40,000 Methodist Church
nt Stromherg has been dedicated.
The building Is modern in every par
ticular. The United States bureau of
markets and the Nebraska bureau of
markets and marketing are moving
their field equipment from Kearney to
Alliance to Issue a dally potato bullet
in nt that place.
About thirty-five boys between the
ages of 0 and 12. of Central City, will
be made happy on September 2 when,
accompanied by L. W. Carl, Y. M. C.
A. secretary, they will be tnken to
Grand Island to enjoy the Uingllng
Brothers circus. Funds to finance the
expedition were collected from busi
ness men and the Independent Base
ball club.
The year's heat records were broken
Monday In Nebraska when the ther
mometer climbed steadily until In the
middle of the afternoon !t reached
300 degrees.
Chief telephone operator at Ply
mouth, who gave the tin which caused
the capture of Henry Slack and John
Horton, prisoners who escaped from
the penitentiary on the night of August
10 nnd were returned two days latter.
Miss Huppel snw two men walking
along the tracks out of Plymouth.
From n description of the runaway
convicts she made up her mind that
these were the men wanted
Charles. W, Pugslcy of Nebraska,
has been selected by President Hard
lug for appointment ns assistant sec
retary of agriculture to succeed Dr.
Hlmer D. Ball, whose resignation,
effective October 1, was announced at
the White House. Mr. Pugsley, who
was born and reared on a farm, was
recommended by Secretary Wallace as
possessing the qualifications needed
In the department. His appointment
also was recotnm'nded by republican
leaders of Nebraska and farm organi
zations. Mr. Pugsley for several years
was assistant professor of animal In
dustry at the University of Nebraska.
At present he Is editor of the Nebraska
Fanner.
I.ei .lames Klsher, 2-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Klsher. living on a
ranch 10 miles southwest of Alliance,
was drowned In a water tank on the
ranch. The mother had left the child
m thu ,,, fop s uftmi00I1
wIl,h. ,,,, ,,,, otlu.r MU,nibPni of the
UuMy wpre working a short distance
from tlt. il(),ISL.. when she returned
io minutes later and found the child
moving rrom the house a search was
started. The boilv was found In ilm
water tank In about 14 Inches of water.
Efforts were made to resuscitate the
boy but to no avail.
The commercial potato crop In
western Nebraska promises to he as
larger or larger than the crop of
1020, according to O. D. Miller, repre
sentative or the federal and state
marketing bureaus at Alliance, who
recently made a tour of the western
potato counties. Assessors' reports
show Increased potato acreage In
nearly every county, especially In the
central and northern districts, which
will be only partly ofTset by the poor
stand found In a large number of fields
in the dry land districts.
Upon the application of Carl Mode-
sitt, holder of more than .fin.OOO
,worlh of stock In the big concern,
the Peters Trust Co., of Omaha was
named as receivers for the Wells-Abbott-Nleman
Milling Co. of
Schuyler. The bond for the Peters
Trust was placed at SSO.OOO bv Fed
eral Judge Woodrough, who signed
the order and announced that there
will be a hearing within a few days.
The hot windy days the past week
in Hamilton vunty has done consider
nine damage to the corn crop. One
month ago, local observers predicted
that the corn crop In Hamilton county
would he phenomenal. Bight now. it
is being freely stated that the corn
crop will he cut one-half. Much of the
corn has ripened too rapidly and will
tie light and chaffy.
Earl Porter, president or the Aero
Club of Omaha, which organization is
fostering the air congress to be held
In Omaha November 8, 4 and 5, nn
nounced that a second Invitation would
be sent at once to -Marshal Foch to
visit the congress.
Dorothy, small daughter of Mr. ami
Mrs. Chester Allen, sustained severe
burns on the face, chest and hands
when a dynamite cap was exploded by
net- nrotlier, Arthur, while playing
near a uelt grade school near their
home south of Auburn.
a crown vnriousiy estimated nt
over 8,000 attended a fanners' picnic
l'J miles west of Grand Island. The
main speakers were Mr. Osborne, on
behalf of the Farmers union and Mr.
lieaton of the Federated Farm
bureaus.
Sheriff J. C. Emery of Gage county
Is In receipt of a leUer warning him
tnat unless he resigns In the next
twenty-six hours ho will "receive
dose of lead." The sheriff has been
conducting an active campaign against
bootleggers.
A. J. Jorgenson of Sidney has been
appointed receiver of the Nebraska
State bank of Sidney, which was closed
on order of the statu department of
trade and commerce.
The city council of North Platte
has let the contract for a sanitary
main sewer to the North Platte Plumb
ing & Heating Co., for ?.r,',000.
Corn has matured rapidly during tho
last ten days In Cuming county and
has become bard, with no doubt of the
crop yielding much better than last
year.
After an absence of 15 years, James
Druha of Geneva will visit relatives
at Blatna, Bohemia, sailing on the
"George Washington" from New York
In September.
Excavation has been completed and
work will commence immediately on
the new city hall at Behidere.
According to figures Just made pub
lic, 11,200 Nehraskans are receiving $4,
204,452 pension money annually.
Fremont boosters, numbering nbout
50, have been motoring to the various
sections of the state.
This year's convention f Nebraska
Sheriffs was held at North Platte.
Following the business session u pic
nic was held in n grove two miles from
town.
Earl W. Porter, president of tho
Omaha branch of the Aero Club of
America, announced that the Pulitzer
trophy race for 1921 will ho held at
Omaha during the International Aero
Congress, November !1, 4 and 5. land
ing flyers from all parts of the world
will enter the meet In order to take
part In this race. The meeting Is the
llrst of the kind over held In the
United States.
Next year a new system of number
ing automobile licenses will be In ef
fect under a plan being worked out.
by George .ToJlmson, secretary of the
department of public works at Lincoln.
Each county wlH have a key num
ber and all cars In that county will
run In serials. Douglas county's key
number will be 1. The first auto own
er to get his license from tho Douglas
county treasurer will be given a
license plate numbered "1-1," the next
to apply will get license plate num
bered "1-2," an l so on. The sumo
system will be carried out In the other
1 counties of the stnte.
DRAINAGE MAKE
WET LANDS GOOD
Too Much Moisture in Soil Re
tards Cultivation and Reduces
Yield of Crops.
PUNTING ALSO IS DELAYED
Drains May Be Either Open Ditches
or Tile or a Combination of Both
First Make Careful Survey
and Examination.
tirepared by the United States Depart
ment oi Agriculture;
The effect of too much moisture is
eaillly apparent In farming a wet
area, although persons not acquainted
with drainage do not always recognize
:hc presence of too much water In
soils thnt are not saturated, say spe
cialists of United States Department
f Agriculture. The low part of tho
field is not ready for plowing nnd
plnntlng ns early In the spring ns tho
higher parts; hence, unless the spot
Is to be nbnndoncd, the farmer cither
must finish the task another day or
leave the whole until such time ns
the wet place can be worked. Plant
ing on all or pnrt of the field Is then
delayed frequently seven to ten days
Inter than on lnnd better drained.
Undralned Land Slow to Warm Up.
The wet ground is cold, too, nnd tho
aced In It sprouts more slowly. The
difference between tho two parts or
tho two fields continues to grow as the
Reason advances; the undralned land
frequently cannot be cultivated until
several days after heavy rains, nnd
again coldness retards crop growth,
as In the spring. The difference In
temperature may be six to ten degrees
between the drained nnd undralned
soli. The effect of later planting nnd
slower growth must be apparent In the
hnrvest, especially where the growing
aenson Is cut short by frost. On n field
not uniformly well drained the crop
will mature unevenly, nnd not only
will the yield be lmpnired in amount,
but If uneven In quality the crop will
be rated for market at n low value.
Farm drains may be either open
ditches, or tile, or a combination of
Digging the Ditch Preparatory to Lay
ing the Tile.
the two. The "blind ditches" of stones
or poles covered with earth have been
practically abandoned because they
arc not permanent, usually becoming
clogged with earth In a few years.
Open ditches are usually less costly
to construct, especially when large ca
pacity Is required, and water on the
ground surface will flow Into them
more readily, but for the smaller
drains tile has a number of advan
tages. Open ditches Interfere with cultiva
tion, especially where large machinery
Is used, but tile are burled deep enough
to be out of the way of farming opera
tions. The whole field mny be culti
vated when underdralns are used, but
a system of open ditches necessarily
takes up much tillable ground.
Before any expenditures are made
there should be a careful survey and
examination to determine the source
of the water to be removed and Its
amount, the most economical arrange
ment of the drains, the grades obtain
able, the proper sizes of drains nnd the
amounts of tile and of labor.
Sometimes only a few drains are
needed In the lowest pnrt of the field ;
sometimes a uniform system Is re
quired with pnrallel lines underlying
tho whole area. In tho lnttcr Instance
experienced Judgment is needed to de
cide what will be the proper depth
nnd spacing for each kind of soil.
Free Flow From Outlet.
Of prime importance is the outlet,
which not only must be the lowest
point of the drainage system, but so
located and arranged thnt It Will dis
charge water nt the time when drain
age Is needed and not be useless be
cause of high water In the outlet ditch
or creek. The construction work
should be carefully done, under the
supervision of someone at lenst quali
fied to see t.hat the tile are laid prop
erly. It Is advisable to have a com
petent surveyor or engineer to aid In
nt least the leveling.
CHICKENS THRIVE ON WEEDS
Noxious Plants Growing In Fence Cor
ners Make Good Eating for
Confined Fowls.
Every summer one can find a lot of
weeds that are going to seed In fence
corners. If certain hens or chicks, are
ynrded, It Is u good Idea to pull up
these weeds and throw them Into the
pens. The birds will eat the seeds
and leaves nt latau
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HEAVY FEED RESULTS
IN BIG MILK YIELDS
Test Made With Purebrcds on
Government Farm.
Rations Made Decidedly More Liberal
Than Those Called for by Any of
Feeding Standards, Especially
Grain Mixture.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
During tho last two years a number
of the purebred Holstelns at the gov
ernment farm at Beltsvllle, Md., hata
been run on official test. In order to
Increase their milk yield their rations
were made decidedly more liberal than
those called for by any of the feeding
standards. During tho milking period
they received dally about 12 pounds of
alfalfa hay, 20 pounds of corn sllngo,
nnd ns much grnln no they could clean
up without getting sick; they usually
nte eighteen to twenty pounds a day
of grain mixture F. They wore fed
heavily also before their calves were
One of Holsteln Herd on the Govern
ment Experiment Farm.
born; for CO days or more before
calving they usually received about 15
pounds of grain mixture F, 12 pounds
of alfalfa hay and 25 pounds of corn
silage, a ration containing approxi
mately four times ns much protein nnd
two nnd one-half times ns much total
nutriment ns the routine ration fed to
tho dry cow3 of the general herd.
The cows on test gave from 15,000
to 20,000 pounds of milk In the yeur;
that is, three to four times as much
us most of the cows in the genornl
herd. A part of this lnrgcr yield Is
due to the fact thnt the test cows
were better bred, but a part also Is
due to the larger quantity of feed they
consumed, sny specialists of tho United
States Department of Agrlculturo In
charge of the tests. How much of tho
Increased milk yield to attribute to
each of these factors is a question of
great practical interest
NEED OF BUSINESS PRACTICE
Many Co-operative Associations Have
Failed Because of Lack of Finan
cial System.
Lack of proper financial system
has been the cause of failures In many
I co-operative associations, say speclnl
' Ists of the bureau of mnrkets, United
States Department of Agriculture, who
j fool that now Is nn opportune tlmo for
i emphasizing the need of good business
practice among farmers.
The bureau of markets has much
Information on systems of accounts
nnd business practice for co-operative
associations, nnd either directly or
through extension workers It Is pre
pnred to give assistance In Installing
good accounting systoms for co-operative
grain companies, cotton ware
houses, country creameries, fruit
shipping associations, egg circles, co
operative cheese manufacturing nnd
mnrketlng associations, and co-oper-
atlve grain elevators.
Short courses of study In market ac
counting hnve been prepared and are
used In a number of colleges through
out the country, nnd are also given
at field points where mnrketlng as
sociations are numerous. Systems of
nccounts ure furnished upon request,
nnd ndvlce and assistance relative tq
their Installation Is given through cor
respondence nnd by means of bulle
tins especially prepared for this pur
pose. LIQUID MANURE IS HELPFUL
Of Particular Value in Garden When
Vegetables Do Not Make
Proper Growth.
American farmers, generally, ore
not fnmlllnr with tho great value of
liquid manure, nnd the way to apply
It. It Is exceptionally helpful In the
garden nnd especially when uny par
ticular vegetable Is not showing the
proper growth. When any plants seem
weak nnd standing still, an applica
tion of liquid manure once a week for
a few weeks will work changes that
will spem nlmost miraculous. Liquid
manure Is a reviver of dying plants
for It supplies nutrition In nn easily
asslmllnted form. It mny be easily
provided, and should be provided for
every garden.
METHOD OF APPLYING LIME
Some Farmers Obtain Good Results
by Using Manure Spreader With
Beater Reversed.
Lime mny be applied either In the
fall or spring. The proper method of
application Is Important from an eco
nomical standpoint. Scattering with
n shovel Is wasteful and the distribu
tion cannot be uniform. The method
used by some fanners with very good
results Is to reverse the beater of
the manuro spronder by crossing tho
drive chains. Then the upron may ho
covered with canvas to prevent the
loss of the fine atone. With this
method It Is easy to get a uniform
distribution.
Tfir lyf
CHOOSING BREED OF CATTLE
Market for Dairy Products, Climatic
and Other Conditions Have
Important Bearing.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment or Agriculture.)
In selecting the breed of dnlry cat
tle suited for his particular locality,
tho farmer should give close consid
eration of two sources of Income from
this kind of stock, say specialists of
tho bureau of animal Industry, United
States Department of Agriculture. One
purt of the Income la represented by
the snlo of products, either milk or
butterfnt; and the other comes from
the sale of surplus stock. Often tho
lntter may amount to a considerable
sum, even though tho herd Is com
posed of grade animals.
Another point thnt he should benr In
mind Is that no single breed Is alto
gether superior to all others; It may
excel in certain fentures, but not In
all. It Is best, therefore, to select the
breed which comes the nenrest to
meeting the necessary conditions.
Most of the milk sold In towns nnd
cities Is subject to certain requirements
ns to quality, among which are stand-
nrds for! the butter fat and milk solids.
For much milk, payment Is based up
on quantity by weight, without special
reference to nny buttcr-fnt content
above the legal standard. Local re
quirements differ greatly as to the
content of butter fat and solids.
Consumers, as a rule, much prefer
milk of a deep, rich color, which us
ually Is considered to bo nn indication
of n large cream content. A distinct
nnd deep cream line In the milk bot
tle Ib nnother feature by which tho
quality of milk Is Judged. Although
generally the consumer does not want
to pay more for a better quality of
product, occasionally It Is possible to
create n demand for rich milk at a
higher price.
Very often tho benefits of co-opera
tive effort are lost through tho exer
cise of nn Inborn spirit of Independ
ence. Consequently, it frequently hap
pens thnt in the selection of n breed
no consideration is given to the fact
that another breed nlready may bo
established In the locnllty. The pre
dominance of a certain breed in a
community offers mnny ndvuntnges.
Where There Is One Breed in Com
munlty It Is Easier to Dispose of
the Surplus Stock.
A market Is established which, be
cause of tho availability of large num
bcrs of animals, attracts those who buy
large consignments. Under such clr-
cumstnnces all surplus stock may be
disposed of to better ndvantuge, and
co-operative advertising ulso may bo
used effectively. In addition, bulls
may be bought co-operatively or ex
ghnnged with facility, thus very mate
rlally reducing tho cost of service In
the herd.
Any necessary additions to the herd
can be obtained, without expense for
travel, from neighbors' herds with
whose history the buyer Is thoroughly
familiar. These advantages apply not
only to tho breeder of purebred cnttle,
but also to the owners of grades.
In this country there is n very wide
range of conditions, as to both to
pography and cllmnte. On rich, level
pastures all breeds thrive, but on
rough, hilly land, where pasturage Is
scant, they do not show equal adapt
ability. In tho extreme cold of the
North, with Its long winters, different
resisting qualities are needed as com
pared with the almost tropical heat In
the southern parts of the country.
In the United States four breeds of
dairy cattlo have attained consider
able prominence, namely tho Ayrshire,
Guernsey, Holstcln-Frloslnn and Jer
sey. These breeds have been devel
oped carefully for a long time for the
purpose of dairy production, and In
consequence each transmits Its char
acteristics with regularity to Its off
spring. Certain distinct features dis
tinguish each breed from the others.
but all possess ability as milk pro
ducers. There Is, of course, consider
able vurlatlon In the characteristics
of Individuals within each breed.
GRAIN MIXTURE FOR CALVES
Equal Parts of Cornmail, Ground Oats
and Wheat Bran Is Good for
Young Animals.
A good grain mixture for the young
calves Is equal parts of comment
ground oats and wheat bran. To start
the calf on grain, uprlnklo a small
amount In tho bucket after he has fin
Ished his milk. There is no dunger
of over-feeding him on grain, and he
should bo given all that he will cat.
PERCH BAIT FOR
BIG RATTLESNAKE
Texas Fishermen Bring in Queer
Stories of Encounters With
Reptiles.
Austin, Tex. Stories of battles with
rattlesnakes nnd stump-tall mocca
sins are brought to Austin by nearly
every fishing pnrty which has been on
outings to tho ninny fishing streams
In the mountains west of Austin. But
the most unusual tale Is told by an
aggregation of anglers who have Just
returned from n camp on the Peder-"
miles river, 35 miles west of this city.
In this party were several men who
hnvo been up ngnlnst muny rattle-
A Huge Rattlesnake Was Found on ths
Book.
snakes, but this Is the first tlmo that
nny of them mndo the discovery that
a rattlesnnke fed on fish.
According to the story a throw lino
baited with smnll perch had been put
out Into tlw river. One of tho pnrty,
fishing with rod nnd reel, later had
pulled the throw line partly In to get it
out of the way, and in doing this one
hook, still bnlted with perch, was left
hanging nbove the wntcr. The next
morning a huge rattlesnake was found
on the exposed hook. It Is stated thnt
the snake was as large around ns the
arm of the averago man. Tho Rnnke
was killed and tho porch, which had
attracted It to the hook, was found
In the reptile's mouth.
Tho crop of snakes, especially tho
rattlesnake species, Is larger this year
thnn In years. This Is attributed to
the past mild winter. Moccasins
swnrm the smnller creeks and thero
ate moccasins In the larger streams.
Tho Colorado river hns a good sized
quota. While many of the snakes
seen In tho streams are the harmless
water snakes, thero Is an abundance
of the rusty and poisonous species .of
the moccasin.
"NO PLACE FOR HOMELY GIRL"
Wall of Girl Who Tries Suicide After
Fiance Rejects Her for Pret.
tier One.
'i
Bnltlmore. "Men only look for
beauty; they don't care about the real
homemaker uny longer," Virginia
Hicks, twenty, a patient at tho Mary
land General hospital, who tried to ,
commit suicide by swullowlng poison,
explained that thero was no place In
the world for the homely girl.
"I don't want to get well," she con
tinued, pushing back her short red
hair. "Men don't enro what you do
for them they nro for tho girl who
spends everything on clothes nnd
mnkes n big show. They don't care
If a girl Is good, self-respecting and a
renl homcmnker; all they want Is a
big display of their money."
Refusing to give her lover's nnme,
she admitted that they had both been
very happy and expected to get married
shortly, until ono evening at a danco
he met n prettier girl, nnd after that
she didn't hnve n chance.
"Classical features and a conspicu
ous lack of freckles are essential fea
tures for happiness," Virginia de
clared, weeping,
Girl Holds Prisoner by Coat TalL
Chicago. Miss Call McDermut,
criminal court stenographer, Is hailed
as u heroine by her co-workers. As
Frank Legregul, under death sentenco
for murdering his wife, attempted o
Jump from a window sill to liberty.
Miss McDermut grabbed his coat tall
nnd held on until police had beaten
the prisoner Into submission.
Calf-Hare-Pig-Fox-Dog
Cried Just Like Baby
Paris. An nnlmnl born on a
farm nt Grande-humps, nenr
l'arls, two weeks ago, died yes
terday whllo being transported
to Paris for exhibition at the
Academy of Science. The creu
ture had tho body of n calf, tho
head of a rabbit, eyes like a pig,
ears like a fox and hair like a
St. Bernard dog. It weighed
twelve pounds nt birth and
cried like a baby.
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