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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 7, 1917)
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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1917.
Deceased Bore the Distinction of Re
in:? One cf the First White .Chil
dren Horn in Cass County.
From Tiif 1ayV raily.
Death has again entered our com
munity and taken from the circle of
the home ard friends Conrad II. Val
lery, one of the pioneer residents of
Cass county, and a gentleman well
known and very highly respected
throughout the entire county. Mr.
Vallery passed away last evening at
his home southwest of this city after
a long: and lingering illness, suffering
from cancer of the throat, and al
though all possible in medical skill
and tender care was given to him
it was impossible to check the prog
ress of the malady that finally re
suited in his death.
Conrad H. Vallery enjoyed the dis
tinction of being one of the first
white children born in- Cass county,
having saw the light of day April 20,
18"S, in Plattsmouth precinct, where
his parents, Theebalt Vallery and
wife, had been among the earliest set
tlers in the county. The Vallery fam
ily came originally from Germany,
but located in early life in Pike
county, Ohio, where they resided until
1S", when Mr. and Mrs. Vallery re
moved to the new territory of Ne
braska and became numbered among
the pioneers of Cass county, where
the-y made their home in the then
wild and unsettled country of the
Mr. C. II. Vapory was reared to
rr.r.ndood in the vicinity cf Platts
mouth and experienced the hardships
and toil of the youth of early days j
in assisting in the work of forming j
a great agricultural empire, and
through his efforts he had won for
h:.n?elf a part in the history of the
county, and thiough careful manage
ment had made a success of his farm
ing life and possessed one of the fine
farms of this portion of the county.
On October 20, 1877, Mr. Vallery
was united in marriage to Miss France-;
Sprague, at Plattsmoutla, and for
the Fast forty years the happy ties of
love have been kept as tender as when
t-litrhted at the altar in their youth.
To bless the union of Mr. and Mrs.
Vallery five children were born, who
with the widow remain to mourn the
death of the husband and father, Mrs.
Myrtle Marks of Omaha. Ed and Al
bert W. Vallery of Grass Range,
Mont.; Jersc Vallery, residing at
home, and Mrs. W. K. Shephe-rdson of
Grass Range, Mont., and Mrs. Henry
Meisinger of Plattsmouth.
Mr. Vallery also leaves to mourn
his death the following brothers and
sisters: Jacob R. Vallery, Mynard;
Mrs. George Sigler of Custer county;
Peter Vallery of near Deadwood, S.
1).; T. W. Vallery of Murray, and
Henry Vallery of Ruby, Alaska, and
Mrs. Mary Wright of Deadwood,
S. D. .
TO LAUNCH "MOST POP
ULAR LADY" CONTEST
From Tuesday's Dally.
Last night at a special meeting cf
the firemen it was decided to launch
a most popular lady contest to begin
immediately and last through the
week of the big municipal carnival,
closing Friday, June 15th, at G p. m
Tr.e members selected a committee
rf composed of G. II. Closson, C. A.
Johnson and George Luschir.sky for
this special feature. It was decided
to give a diamond ring as a prize for
the most popular lady, which has
been secured and may be seen at the
Crabill jewelry store, where it is on
exhibition. This contest is open to
every lady in this territory and en
tries and voting may be made by ob
taining the ballots at any of the fol
lowing places: Crabill Jewelry store,
Mauzy Drug company, H. M. Soen
r.kh.en's, groceries, and E. G. Dovey
& Son, dry goods. ;
The votes will be counted every
night and also the standing of the
contestants will be posted daily.
Dr. T. J. Todd, wife and son of
Kearney, Neb., are in the city to en
joy a visit with relatives and friends
for a few days.
GETS FINE OF TWEHTY-FIVE
DOLLARS FOR BEING DRUNK
From Tuesday's Daily.
The first arrest in Cass county for
intoxication since the first day of
May, when the saloon ceased to be
in the state of Nebraska, occurred
yesterday afternoon when Chief of
Police Barclay took into custody Wil
liam Decker, charging him with be
ing intoxicated contrary to the laws
of the state. This event occasioned
a great deal of interest, being the
first of its kind since the sudden de
parture of J. Barleycorn from our
fair commonwealth. This morning
Mr. Becker was arraigned in the
police court before Judge M. Archer
and acknowledging his shortcomings
was given a fine of $25 and costs,
amounting to ?2S, which was paid.
It was thought at first that the man
had been supplied with the liquor
from bootleggers, but his statement
was that he secured it from a supply
purchased before the recent drouth.
HAS A ROOM IN RILEY
From Tuesday's Daily.
The ladies of the American Sur
gical Dressings committee have se
cured a room in the Hotel Riley block
and wiil now be able to carry on their
work in a much more rapid manner
and to furnish to the hospitals and
field work for the relief of the suf
ferings of the wounded the necessary
supplies. . The ladies hope by Thurs
day to get settled in their new quar
ters and be ready to commence on
the active work of preparing ban- j
dages and the comfort kits for the
This is one of the most needed aids
at the present time that can be given
to our allies at the base hospitals in
Europe and one that will result in
the saving of many lives among the
ranks cf the brave men of all armies.
The national society of the American
Surgical Dressings committee will as-
ist in supplying 1,200 hospitals with
bandages to care for the injuries of
the soldiers. The Omaha chapter cf
the organization has since November
contributed 50,000 surgical dressing
bandages to the national organiza
tion, but this is only a very small part
of what will be required.
The Plattsmouth ladies are anxious
for the co-operation of every one and
the work will require a great many
hours of labor to prepare the much
needed bandages, and in this way
every lady who can spare a few hours
each day should assist in it. It is
the noblest of causes and should have
the undivided support of everyone.
ANDREW DILL VERY LOW.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Reports from the bedside of An
drew Dill are to the effect that the
patient is not showing the favorable
signs as had been hoped for, and his
condition in the last twenty-four
hours has become a great deal worse
and gives but little hope of his re
Dawson Wiii Fix It
The Modern Spirit
of co-operation, the spirit which animates all
successful business, prevails in the organization
of our Federal reserve bank.
We own stock in it. We keep our reserve
cash in it. We have a voice in electing its di
rectors and through them in choosing its man
agement. It is our bank, and its resources en
ables us at all times to meet the legitimate bank
ing requirements of our community.
You, in turn, can co-operate wilh us in main
taining the Federal Reserve Banking System, and
fP 'MEMBER Ml
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
The only National Bank in Plattsmouth
WHEN THE WAR IS OVER.
Vil en the war is over, laddie, just j
take a tip from me,
There'll be no German submarines a-
diving through the sea,
For the fatherland of Kaiser Bill,
the guy we're going to lick,
Will have a brand new kaiser, and
the same will be a Mick;
We'll change the song, "Die Wacht
at Rhein," into an Irish reel,
And make the Germans dance it, if
'tis so inclined we feel;
For the police force in Berlin will be
Micks from County Clare,
When we put an Irish kaiser in the
palace over there.
Sure, in every German parkway you
will find a sweet colleen,
And the fields of waving sauerkraut
we will plant with shamrocks
No- liverwurst or sausage when the
German drinks his suds;
He willget corned beef and cabjbage
and good old Irish spuds.
The heathen guns and gas bombs we
will throw them all away,
And make them use shiilalah or
bricks of Irish clay;
They'll wear no iron crosses; sure 'tis
shamrocks they will wear.
When we put an Irish kaiser in the
palace over there.
FUNERAL SERVICES OF
THE LATE OTTO BUL1N
From Tuesday's Daily.
i esterday afternoon the funeral
services of the late Otto Eulin were
held from the home in the south por
tion of the city and quite largely at
tended by the many old friends and
associates who had known and loved
the departed during his lifetime. The
cervices were conducted by Rev. Wea
ver, of Omaha, who only a short few
months before had been called upon
to join the depaited young man in
the holy bonds of wedlocck, and had
now been called to lay him away in
final rest. The minister spoke feel
ingly of the worth of the departed
ana to the sorrowing wife and rela
tives spoke words of comfort in the
promise of the Master for blessed rest
ard peace in the life hereafter for
tho.se who walked with Him in their
earthly life. The floral tributes at the
funeral were beautiful and numerous
and attested the feeling of respect
and love in which the departed had
been held by those who knew him
best. At the conclusion of the serv
ices the body was conveyed to Oak
Hill cemetery, where it was laid to
rest beside that of the mother who
had preceded him in death.
To the wife, father and brothers and
sisters of this worthy young man the
deepest sympathy will go out in the
darkest hour of life, when all the
grief of parting and separation has
fallen upon them with heavy hand.
Few men had been held higher or
more truly respected in the commun
ity than this young man, who just in
the "dawning of life with all the pos
sibilities lying before him was taken
from his family to answer the final
summons to the great beyond.
John Livingston came down this
morning from Memphis to attend the
funeral of the late C. H. Vallery, one
of his old friends and neighbors.
at the same time share in its
benefits and protection by be
coming one of our depositors.
Plattsmouth Men Between the Ages'
of 21 and 31 Register For Serv
ice of the Republic.
Registration day, wr.en over 10,
00000 of the male residents of the
United States of America registered
their names before the boards in the
voting precincts for the purpose of
complying with the selective draft,
was on in full blast today all over
the nation. In this city the call was
heeded by all those falilng within the
age limit of 21 to 31, and frcm the
opening of the places of registration
there was a steady stream of young
men answering the call of the nation
to arms. The greater part of the
young men being employed in the
Burlington shops, made the registra
tion more slew than otherwise during
the working hours, as they were sent
out two at a time to register in their
The number that will be secured in
Plattsmouth within the ages set out
above will be from 400 to 450 and
from these the selection of the men
for service will be made by the ex
emption beard that will pass upon
the claims of those who claim ex
emption, including married men,
those with dependents, physically in
capacitated and otherwise exempted
under the act.
This method of selecting the army
is undoubtedly the best that could be
devised as it includes the rich and the
poor, and only those who have de
pendents upon them will be passed up
in the selection cf those who will
serve L'r.ele Sam. The selective draft
will make it possible to have the
men put where they vru-do the best
possible "good for the country during
the tine cf the war, either in the
field or in other lines equally as vital
to the welfare of the ration.
In this city the day was very quiet,
with no effort made to interfere with
the operation cf the selective draft
and but very little discussion of the
matter on the part of anyone, or at
least in a public manner.
RED GROSS WORK iS
EXPLAINED BY MEMBER
OF NATONAL COUNCIL
The local chapter of the American
Red Cross society met yesterday af
ternoon at the auditorium of the pub
lic library, where Mr. R. E. Burton,
of Denver, organizer of the society,
gave a short address to the members
on the work cf the society and what
might be expected of the local or
ganizations the country over. Owing
to the very limited notice cf the ar
rival of Mr. Burton, the attendance
was not as large as had been hoped
for, but those in attendance felt very
enthusiastic over the meeting. Mr.
Burton told of the organization of the
Red Cross during the Crimean war
of 1836 and of the activities in the
different nations in this line, as well
as the formation of the treaty of Gen
eva in 1882, that guaranteed the safe
ty of the Red Cross in time of war.
There were two phases of the Red
Crwss work, Mr. Burton stated, the
first that of the relief of the families
of the sailors and soldiers of the
United States who were serving at
the front and in this work of relief
the society was aided by the govern
ment to some extent in supplying
funds, but the greater part of the re
lief had come through the Red Cross
The second great feature of the so
ciety is that of the personal work in
the field in the nursing and care of
the soldiers on the battlefield and in
the field hospitals. The war relief
work wiil mean the care of the
wounded and for this work a large
number of .the Red Cross members
have departed for France and other
of the European nations for service.
This department of the work requires
a great amount of work and money
and the societies are conducting a
campaign for this purpose through
out the nation.
C. F. Harris of near Union was in
the city today looking after some
matters of business and calling on
friends in tiie county seat.
DEATH OF JOHN H.
G9U6HUH, OF CHICAGO
A message was received in this city
today announccing the death at his
home in Chicago of John II. Cough
lin, son-in-law of H. M. Soennichsen,
of this city. Mr. Coughlin has been
in poor health for some time, as he
was a sjifferer from heart trouble,
but his condition was not thought
dangerous and the news came as a
great shock to the relatives and
friends in this city. Mr. Coughlin
was a very genial and pleasant gen
tleman and during his visits to this
city made a great many ., warm
friends, who will learn with the deep
est regret of his passing, and their
most tender sympathy will be extend
ed to the bereaved wife and relatives
in the loss that has been visited upon
thm. Mrs. Coughlin was formerly
Miss Christine Soennichsen of this
city. The message did not announce
any of the particulars cf the death.
To the wife the loss comes as a heart
breaking shock after a year of wedded
happiness, taking from her side the
loved companion, and in her hour of
grief the sympathy of the many
friends will be extended.
Another Heavy Rainstorm Lasting All
Night, Swept Over This Section,
Doing Considerable Damage.
Another very heavy rainstorm
swept over this section of Nebraska
ast night that brought in its train
quite a gcod deal of damage from
ligh water and washing of railroad
tracks throughout the state. The
storm commenced shortly after 6
o'clock and raged during the entire
night, being the most intense between
9 and 11 o'clock, when it was almost
impossible tc. e out in the storm. In
this citv the situation was made
worse by the fact that the storm
put the electric lighting service out
of commission and plunged the city
into darkness for the remainder of
the night and made it more disagree
able than ever with the storm raging
and darkness being over the entire
city and those who were down town
and attenpted to reach their home
certainly found much difficulty in
reaching their residences without ex
periencing a thorough wetting. The
streets were filled with the running
suface water and made it a great
problem to get around at all.
The Omaha division of the Burling
ton suffered from the result of the
heavy rain storm as a landslide oc
curred between Gibson and Bellebue
early in the evening that closed the
Plattsmouth-Omaha line of the road
and made necessary the abandonment
of train No. 14 which is scheduled to
reach this city at 9:30 p. m. This
morning the trains from Chicago and
Denver were sent over the Ashland
Louisville shortline, being compelled
to cut out the Omaha line until later
in the day. No. 5 from the east and
No. G from the west were both sent
through this city over the old main
line. Those who desired to go to
Omaha this morning were disappoint
ed in finding that it would be neces
sary to travel via Pacific Junction
and Council Bluffs to reach the me
trcpolis and the stub making the con
nections for that city was sent across
the river at 9:30 a. m.. to connect
with the Kansas City line of the Bur
The Missouri Pacific was also a suf
ferer from washouts on its main line
and the early morning passenger was
sent to Omaha via Weeping Water
and Louisville as the line south of
this city was out of commission.
LITTLE ONE BETTER.
Ralph, the little son of County At
torney and Mrs. jV. G. Cole, who has
been quite sick for the past few days
suffering from an attack of stomach
trouble, has shown a great deal of
improvement, and it is thought will
soon be on the way to complete re
covery. This will be most pleasing
news to the many friends of the fam
ily throughout the county and they
will trust that the little lad may
continue to improve.
DAY VERY QUIET
Day Was Quiet, With No Disturb
ances, and Result All That Had
Been Expected. Total En
The registration of the young men
of the community between the ages of
21 and 31 in this city yesterday
brought forth some three hundred and
fifteen of those of this age in this
In all the wards there was a very
good registration, starting from the
opening hour and continuing until
evening. The result of the enrollment
of the young men was very satisfac
tory to the officials of the registra
tion boards and very few if any of
those within the age limit tried to
avoid the service of the country.
In the first ward there were 49
registered; in the second, 82; in the
third ward, 85; fourth ward, 54; fifth
There were a great many of those
registering who offered their claims
for exemption from the service of
their country, but in the city at large
112 of those registering offered no ex
emption, although a number of these
were young married men, but who
were willing to do their bit for the
country if necessary.
The second ward led in the list of
those net claiming exemption, as forty-five
of the eighty-five registered
did not offer any reason why they
should be exempted. The third ward
was second, with thirty-two of those
who were willing to forego the ex
A number of those who registered
made sudden discoveries of dependent
relatives that would prevent their
serving and these will have to be
threshed out by the exemption board
to discover how nearly dependent the
relatives really are- It was also
found that there are quite a few
farmers residing in the city who can
not at this time forego the duties of
tilling the soil to go into the draft.
These elaims will also be passed upon
by the exemption board to determine
liow intensive farmers the parties
In the first ward the registration
and claims for exemption can be
taken for a fair example of the gen
eral run throughout the city. There
were seventeen who did not claim ex
emption, seven claimed dependent
wives, eleven claimed dependent
wives and children, five claimed de
pendent relatives, seven claimed phys
ical disability as the reason for ask
ing exemption, and two were farmers,
although residing in the city, and
could not respond.
The first ward at the court house
registered the following under the
operation of the conscription: J. V.
Hatt, G. O. Dovey, James H. Biggs,
Theodore Schiappacasse, Vincezo Ras
telli, Ezra Lynch, George W. Squire,
W. S. Soennichsen, Luther M. Swan,
T. M. Scarborough, Renzselaer S.
Hewitt, L. W. Egenterger, M. G.
Herold. E. G. Dovey, Pe.llock Parmele,
E A. Fricke, E. G. Shallenberger, F.
H. Wynn, A. H. Karnes, George Co
nis. F. H. Smith, C. F Schmidtmann,
Fred P. Bush, E. Roy Craig, Guy W.
Morgan, Clayton Crounse, Clinton J.
Chase, Fred S. Stewart, John W. Fal
ter, J. Leonard Meisinger, Glen R.
Hawkenbery, Frank H. Schuldice,
Karl Roessler, August W. Cloidt, Er
nest A. Dubois, Floyd W. Richardson,
Julius Merick, Lawrence Lawn, Ar
mour Gamblin, Vernon Long, Leo A.
Welsh, Chester E. Wclshimer, K. L.
Carman, Dwight T. Patterson, Jo
seph M. McLeod, Dan C. Culwell,
John Peterson, William H. Wood
ward. In the second ward those register
ing were: M. A. Jirousek, B. A. Ro-
sencrans, C. R. Eledge, R. H. Newell,
W. F. Evers, A. C. Davis, H. C. Mc-
Maken, F. A. Cloidt, W. E. Propst,
E. H. Felix, H G. Soennichsen,, W. J.
Kalasek, J. R. Jelinek, W. J. Reid, L,
W. Tiekotter, O. L. Elder, Dan
Cooney, J. II. Carter, F. A. Thackray,
D. II . Seiver, F. E. Smith, E. M.
Walters, P. F. Stadelman, Ed Kala
sek, F. J. Bukacek, Tom S. Svoboda,
James Cerni, Joe Cizek, Joe M. Hi
ber, John A. Koukal, L. O. Minor,
Joe M. Sedlak," Phil F. Rhin, Louis
Kosta, H. R. Brinkinan, Ernest R
Parker, Emil L. Stenik, Jess F. War
ga, Frank J. Svoboda, F. M. Dvorak,
Jess C. Brady, Joseph Polster, Charles
W. Hula, James Panes, Leroy W.
Rueland, Frank Vejvoda, Albert A.
Cotner, John J. Jirodsek, Robert J.
Rebal, H. E. Brady, A. W. Bradway,
Earl C. Hyde, Clyde E. Martin, John
F. McAlpine, Elmer H. Meisinger, C.
E. Hadraba. John II. C. Toman, F. A.
Rebal, Peter Roucka, R. F. Schwin
niker, Arch R. Campbell, Vine Slat
insky, Anton J. Hula. F. A. Chrval,
F. A. Brown, Elmer F. Franz, O. C.
Krueger, L. M. Mullis, J. W. Chap
man, Berl Biggs, Charles C. Janda, J.
E. Ashtnbrenner. J. W. Chapman, Jo
seph W. Stenik, F. L. Linderman, Jo
seph Marsik, Anton J. Toman, C. C.
Burbridge, E. J. McCart, Charles I).
Lynch, A. O. Moore, Ralph M;; shall,
C. H. Stenner, Ed Long, Earl L. Mur
ray. In the Third ward the following
were listed by the board of registers:
Lester B. Dalton, Orval A. Newton,
Earl C. Berger, John Bajeck. James
B. Seiver, Carl R. Dalton, Fred G.
Dawson, Everett L. Gooding, Clar
ence E. Dungan, William H. Brink
man, Clarence R. Isner, Maldon D.
Brown, Charles F. Stastka, Clarence
L. Beal, Everett A. Ward, Charles
Floyd Kuhney, Raymond C. Hitch
man, Roy W. Knorr, Robert Hunter,
Bror A. J. Christianson, Robert Will,
Frank L. Barkus, Lewis C. Minner,
August F. Kopp, Peter Paul Anton,
Marion L. Dickson, Charles J. Jelinek,
W. R. Holly, James J. Sedlak, Clar
ence C. Cotner, Frank Kozak, Flau D.
Daniels, Edgar G. Glaze, Frank
Joseph Suchky, Emil J. Hild. Frank
F. Janda, Frank G. Ghryock, Glen
Edwards, John Frederick Hirz, Hallie
B. Perry, Cyril Kalina, Leland S.
Briggs, Henry M. Hirz, Harry Ray
Barkus, Edward F. Grybsky, Guy II.
Closson, Carl E." Egenberger, Paul C.
Sprecher, Robert E. Sprecher, Harry
Beal, Frederick W. Mann, Fred V.
Speck, Willis Ray Holmes, James H.
Jones, Henry Lamphere, Major A.
Arries,. Elmer F. Kelley, James J.
Janca, William K. Fox, jr., Nick Pan
ski, Charles Gradoville, Anion V. Rys,
John Elmer Hallstrom, John J. Cloidt,
William Andiews, Frank Foreman,
John E. Schutz, Fred H. Verhule, K.
H. Larson, Joseph A. Hunter, Clifford
M. Forbes, William II. Mason, Ralph
C. Mullis, Gunnard R. Johnson, Earl
O. Carlberg, Earl M. Geis, Peter E.
Herold, Harold G. Streight, Otto J.
Luschinsky, Ben. Turner, John Ray
Stein, Hemy M. Gentry, Murle W.
In the Fourth ward the following
Fred Newman, Leslie John Joseph
Barrett, William R. Egenber.rer, Ray
mond R. Burrows, R. Glen Rawls,
Joseph Lahoda, A me! A. Stillger, An
ton II. Egenberger, Frank A. J. Mil
ler, Estes Oscar Kowe, Edward Gun
ner Torall, Sophus Arnold Christian
son, Joseph Vanek, Charles C. Lahoda,
August G. Hesse, Alfred E. Edgerton,
Edward E. McCuIly, John J. Sabatkr.
ewis A. Lee, Clarerce E. Ledgway,
William Robert Haffke, Monte C.
Franks, Otto Pitz, John Charles Pe
terson, jr., George Kiley notion,
Louie Smith, Guy C. Anderson, Thcm-
as Lyndon Cook, Emil Finder, Will
iam Rathmann, Louie Kissling, Frank
Fischer, John P. Miller, Fred Kiss-
ling, Henry F. Lutz, John Pries, Percy
H. Fields, Albert M.' Sanders, Earl
Winger, Francis W. Streets, LeRoy
F. Covert, Leslie W. Neil, George W.
Budig, Edward C. Harris, Henry Ed
gar Steinhauer, George G. Eledge,
Theodore B. Farmer, James Robert
Jones, Frank M. Rice, Don E. Nor
man, Oscar Herchenroedcr, Edward
G. Ofe, Louie Rothmann, George H.
In the fifth ward the following
11 1 .1 A.
were enrolled Dy tne registrars:
Leonard Schafer, William H. Shel
don, Joe Sabatka, Charles F. Ault,
Harvey Burke, Floyd McCart, Jesse
York, William Heinrich, A. F. Vro-
man, Frank Maurer, Albert J. God
win, Guy Crook, Robert F.ay Patton,
William G. Tams, Hillard Grassman,
Eugene Maurer, Nels Renner, Joseph
O. Sitzmann, George W. Brinklow,
John W. Maurer, Ed Maurer, Wil
liam E. DeWolf, Albert Murray, Wes
ley H. Eledge, Charles H. Wence, Hi
ram A. Sheldon, Roy Steins, A. A.
Alexander, Joe J. Koubek, Andrew
Rabb, Arthur Dean, John S. Rhodes,
William Patrick O'Donnell, William
H. Ofe, Verdon Vroman, Frank G.
Koubek, Herman II. Hough, Wilbur
Rowen, Harry Floyd Stone, Michael
Nothing is more needed on the bat
tlefields than aid for the wounded, so
attend the Red Cross dance at Coates'
hall Saturday evening, and help mit
the good cause. Admission, gents 50c,
ladies 25c. A Biff re
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