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    VOLUME XXXIV_ _UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1933 ___' _NUMBER 101
Brunette Wins
Prom Scepter
In Close Vote
Margaret Wagner To Be
Queen of Week-end
FOUR BALLOTS LEAD
Marion Vinson, Ida Mae Nickels,
Dorothy Cunningham, Lucile
Coate. Princesses
Margaret Wagner, a fair bru
nette, was elected yesterday to
rule the campus and be the sov
ereign during the Junior Week-end.
The queen elect is five feet four
inches tall, has brown eyes, weighs
120 pounds, and is an English ma
jor.
The princesses that will make up
her fair court are, Dorothy Cun
ningham, Lucille Coate, Marian
Vinson, and Ida May Nichols.
The voting was spirited and live
ly; a total of 727 votes was cast
during the day’s polling. At the
final count it was found that Miss
Wagner led Miss Cunningham by
four votes only.
Ilartje Comments
Virginia Hartje, chairman of the
queen’s reign, and Kay Briggs, in
charge of elections, both expressed
pleasure at the manner in which
the election was conducted.
Absolute fairness was assured
by careful handling of ballots at
the polls. For every ballot a stu
dent body card had to be punched,
and the ballot deposited under the
scrutiny of those in charge of the
ballot box.
Coronation May 12
Miss Wagner will be crowned
queen at the campus luncheon May
12. The coronation ceremonies will
be held on the picturesque lawn
between the old libe and Friendly
hall. Special features have been
planned for the occasion.
In former years the queen was
crowned at the junior prom; how
ever, this year’s coronation ar
rangement will prolong her reign.
She will be the first lady at the
campus luncheon, the Mother’s
day tea, the canoe fete, and the
junior prom.
Infirmary Nurse Gets
Big 18 Pound Salmon
A safe bet during the last few
days would have been that stu
dents confined to the infirmary
were fed on fish. A large, fresh
fish at that. Miss Margaret M.
Colahan, nurse at the infirmary,
is an ardent follower of Isaac
Walton and has brought in some
fine catches.
Last Thursday Miss Colahan
betook herself to Portland and
the mighty Willamette. There
she hooked and landed a fine
18-pound salmon, and to prove
it, she brought back pictures of
the fish. Mention of such a
fish was carefully suppressed
for a few days, so there was no
rush on the infirmary. How
ever” some word must have
leaked out, shown by the slight
ly larger enrollment.
NOTICE
Following this week, there
will be only three more weeks
of publication by the Emerald
this school year. This was de
cided yesterday by the editor
and business manager of the
paper.
INFLATION
By JULIAN PRESCOTT
A NSWERS by O. K. Burrell, as
sociate professor of business
administration, to the Emerald's
14 questions on President Roose
' velt'a program of currency infla
! tion as a move to business revival,
agree in general with the state
ments by Dr. James H. Gilbert,
which were published yesterday.
However, Mr. Burrell presents
several ideas which are different
from those offered by Dr. Gilbert.
For example, the two agreed as
to the results of an issue of $3,
000,000,000 in greenbacks but
pointed out different ways in which
this result might be reached.
Again, in the case of the ques
tion as to the status of notes made
payable in gold coin of specified
weight and fineness, Dr. Gilbert
interpreted the word “notes” to
refer to a form of paper money,
while Mr. Burrell took it to mean
evidence of a commercial or indus
trial loan known as commercial
paper.
Mr. Burrell's answers follow:
Q. Will purchase of more gov
ernment securities by federal re
serve banks have any appreciable
influence on the amount of credit
extended to commercial and indus
trial firms?
A. The amount of credit avail
able to commercial and industrial
firms would be increased, and the
general "expectation of rising pric
es would lead business to utilize
this credit. The proposed program
of credit expansion by way of fed
eral reserve bank purchase of gov
ernment securities will be just as
effective in lifting the price level
as would the printing and issu
ance of an equivalent amount of
greenbacks. For some reason or
other the impression is abroad that
credit expansion by some such
method as this is sounder and
more respectable than currency in
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flation. While the two methods of
inflation are equally potent cur
rency inflation is definitely under
stood and labeled as inflation while
so-called credit expansion is not
always so understood. A program
of expansion via federal reserve
purchase of government securities
was attempted last summer but
the attempt failed because the re
sultant expansion in member bank
reserves was all drained away by
foreign withdrawals of gold and
domestic hoarding of gold and cur
rency. With further currency
hoarding and gold withdrawals
limited or prohibited it seems like
ly that such a program would suc
ceed in lifting the price level.
Q. Will not the additional $3,
000,000,000 of greenbacks men
tioned have a tendency to go into
the hands of the so-called finan
cial interests rather than into the
hands of those persons who con
stitute the bulk of the buying pow
er of the nation ?
A. If the $3,000,000,000 of
greenbacks are issued they will be
used to retire an equal amount of
government bonds. These bonds i
may be called or may be pur-:
chased in the open market. In
either case a large part of the
bonds would probably come from
the so-called “financial interests.”
This, however, amounts to a sub
stitution of greenbacks for bonds
held. It is commonly believed that
the “financial interests," like the
rest of us, operate on the profit
motive. If this is true then these
financial interests must invest
these greenbacks in commodities,
securities, or other property for
no profit can be made by holding
currency.
(Editor’s note: Further answers
by Professor O. K. Burrell to
questions concerning the admini
stration’s inflation proposals will
be given in tomorrow's Emerald,
followed in later issues by the
analyses of other experts.
Panhellenic Plans
Dinner To Honor
Freshman Girls
Recognition Based on Scholarship
For First Time; Mrs. Macduff
Will Speak
The highest grade point aver
ages among the freshmen of their
respective living groups give 21
freshmen the honor of attending
the Panhellenic dinner to be held
this evening at the Anchorage as
the guests of Panhellenic council.
For the first time in the history
of the organization, the Panhel
lenic group will give recognition
for scholarship. Each of the girls
to receive the honor has been se
lected purely on the basis of schol
arship.
Mrs. Alice B. Macduff will
speak to the guests, Mary Teresi,
chairman for the dinner, has an
nounced.
The freshmen women selected
are: Ruth May Chilcoate, Marjorie
Scobert, Helen Viers, Virginia
Gavin, Jeanne Hankins, Elizabeth
Rix, Mary Jane Jenkins, Jean
Campbell, Evelyn Elde, Esther
Krabbe, Nancy Lou Cullers, Mar
garet Ann Smith, Evelyn Hays,
Louise Labbe, Betty Ohlemiller,
Marian Allen, Marjorie McNiece,
Helen Emery, Margaret Nilsson,
Marjorie Sumpter, and Ruth May
Carlton.
Moores Arrive in Japan
Dr. George Rebec, dean of the
graduate school, received a letter
from Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Moore
Tuesday, telling of their arrival in
Japan. Dr. Moore was sent to
the Imperial university in Japan
by the Rockefeller foundation.
Dr. P. J. Treat Has Devoted
Years To Study of Far East
“Dr, Payson J. Treat, professor
of Far Eastern history at Stan
ford university, who delivers the
main address of the meeting to
night of the Pacific Relations con
ference now being held on the
campus, has devoted nearly thirty
years to the study of the Far East
and its problems,” stated Dr. Har
old J. Noble, associate professor
of history here.
Tonight's address, which will be
held at 8 in Villard hall, will be
entitled, “Facts and Possibilities
in the Far East.” This talk will
show the necessity for maintain
ing an open mind on the merits
of the present Sino-Japanese con
troversy until more information is
available. Dr. Treat will draw on
his fund of information from the
modern histories of China, Japan,
and Korea, to show how often the
popularly accepted interpretation
of events is shown by later his
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torical research to be quite erro
neous.
Dr. Treat is especially well
known in Japan, where he has
given several series of lectures on
the history of the relations of the
United States with • Japan. Pro
fessor Noble, who took a great
deal of his doctoral work under
Professor Treat, states that the
Stanford professor is not only a
scholar, but is a speaker of bril
liance as well as of humor.
Dr. Treat has not only lectured
at Stanford university and at uni
versities in Japan, but has also
been lecturer at Harvard, Colum
bia, and John Hopkins university.
Among Dr. Treat’s better known
books are his “Early Diplomatic
Relations Between the United
States and Japan,” “Japan and the
United States,” “Diplomatic Rela
tions Between the United States
and Japan Before 1895," and “The
Far East.”
C. E. Convention
Delegate Deluge
Will Begin Today
From south and east and west
and north of Oregon they will
pour into Eugene today, in trucks,
in automobiles, in buses, and on
every regular train and stage—
over a thousand delegates to the
state Christian Endeavor conven
tion which begins today and will
not end until Dr. Victor P. Morris
ends his address Sunday night.
Dr. Perry Hopper, pastor of
Westminster Presbyterian church
of Portland, will give the keynote
address of the convention tonight.
The session opens at 7 o’clock and
is open to everyone interested, as
are all convention meetings. The
convention auditorium is the First
Christian church on Eleventh and
Oak.
Chancellor W. J. Kerr is to
speak tomorrow morning at 9:45
on “The Treasures of Education.”
Other speakers are scheduled, and
many conferences on Christian
Endeavor work will be hdld.
Campus sororities yesterday
promised the convention housing
committee accommodations for 45
guests. Fraternities are expected
to report early this morning the
number of delegates they can
take. Many faculty members have
opened their homes to the En
deavorers.
George Anderson Visits
George Anderson of Chicago
was on the campus yesterday vis
iting with his old friends Bill Hay
ward, Bill Reinhart, and Marion
McClain. Mr. Anderson was for
many years the representative of
A. G. Spalding and Brothers up
and down the coast, and for sev
eral years was a professional bas
ketball referee in this part of the
country. He has lived in Chicago
for about ten years.
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Waffle Luncheon
Will Be Saturday
At 9 Sororities
^ LL students who have not
already obtained their
tickets to the Waffle luncheon
next Saturday may purchase
the meither at the Co-op or at
the Y. W. bungalow. The price
is 15 cents.
Nine sororities will open
: their1 doors as hostesses to the
entire campus frqm 12 to 2.
They are Alpha Gamma Delta,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Chi
Omega, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Chi
1 Omega, Delta Zeta, Kappa Del
ta, Phi Mu, and Alpha Omicron
I Pi.
A large sign stretched across
1.3th street and individual post
ers in front of each of the hos
tess houses are advertising the
event.
,
Future Phi Betes
To Be Nominated
Faculty Soon
Minimum Requirements Given;
Names Will Be Checked
For Eligibility
Nominations for Phi Beta Kappa,
national scholastic honorary, are to
be turned in to C. L. Constance,
chairman of membership commit
tee, by April 29. Members cf the
faculty are asked to suggest names
of outstanding seniors to be con
sidered for election by the mem
bership committee.
Nominations for graduate mem
bers-in-course, alumni, and honor
ary members may be made at
this time.
The minimum requirements for
seniors are: 1. attendance at this
University at the time of election,
and the possibility of graduation
before next fall term; 2. comple
tion of at least five terms or 80
term hours of work in residence on
the campus at Eugene; 3. grade
point average of at least 2.00 for
all work taken with the Univer
sity or grade point average of at
least 2.50 for the last five terms
of work taken with the Univer
sity; 4. fifty, per cent or more of
work taken in liberal arts subjects,
defined as language, philosophy,
history, political and social sci
ences, mathematics, and physical
sciences.
After the names are turned in.
the membership will check to as
certain the eligibility and to find
the personality ratings of each.
Elections will be held at a meeting
of Phi Beta Kappa in about three
weeks.
Phi Beta, Drama and
Music Society, Pledges
Members of Phi Beta, women’s
national professional fraternity of
music and drama, held formal
pledging Wednesday night at Ger
linger hall with Mary Jane Bur
dick, president, in charge.
The girls pledged were Mary
Babson, Ellen Galey, Jean Camp
bell, Phoebe Thomas, Irene Ann
Van Houten, Elinor Gullion, Ann
Reed Burns, Elizabeth Thacher,
Frances Mays, Helen Harriman,
Lucy Spittle, Betty Evanson, Bet
ty Ohlemiller, Alice Woodson, May
Jeannette Dennison, and Dorothy
Parks.
! Campus Calendar
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Christian Science organization
holds its regular weekly meeting
tonight at 7:30. Y. W. C. A. bun
galow.
Kwama will meet at 8 o’clock
in the College Side tonight.
Meeting of Prose and Poetry
group at 9 o’clock tonight at the
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Forum Series
Of Discussions
To End Today
Dr. Treat Will Speak on
Eastern Asia
NOBLE ON SCHEDULE
Smith, Itosslng, Morris Loaders of
Bound Table Discussions
On Second Day
Today’s Program
At Condon Hull
.1:30 Economic Geography of the
Ear East Dr. Warren D.
Smith.
Pacifism and World Peace
- Rev. Clay E. Palmer.
3:00 International Implications
of the Conflict Dr. Harold
J. Noble.
International Efforts at
Economic Cooperation and
Stabilization Dr. Victor P.
Morris.
8:00—Villard hall Dr. Payson J.
Treat, professor of Far
Eastern history at Stonford,
on “Possibilities and Facts
in Eastern Asia."
Audiences beyond capacity are
daily attending the round table
discussion held from 1:30 to 4:30,
held in connection with the Pacific
Problems forum. Today’s discus
sions will end the series begun on
Tuesday.
At yesterday’s round table,
“Problems in Human Geography in
the Far East,” led by Dr. Warren
D. Smith, Professor L. S. Cress
man, anthropologist, presented
facts regarding a recent archeol
ogical discovery made ih China by
a young Chinese geologist of the
skull and teeth of the so-called
"Peking Man."
Dr. Smith discussed certain of
the primitive peoples of the Far
East, among several of whom he
has spent some time.
World Peace Topic
Dr. Nelson L. Bossing led the
round table on “Missions and
World Peace.” He based his facts
on the recent "Re-thinking Mis
sions," a layman’s inquiry after
100 years.
The survey, which was spon
sored by seven missionary soci
eties, involved the present valua
tion of missions and how they
should be organized in the future.
The suggestion was made that the
Orient is changing so rapidly that
we must have a new approach in
missionary agencies if the work is
to be effective.
At the 3 o’clock round table,
"Economic Rivalries of the Far
East,” presided over by Victor P.
Morris, a report of the economic
situation in China was given by
King Chow, student at the Univer
sity. He explained the dire straits,
showing that there are many men
working for six cents a day. There
seem to be more opportunities for
women in China at the present.
Student Gives Report
George Goettling, senior in busi
ness administration, gave a report
on extra-territoriality. He pointed
out the problems arising from the
immunity of foreigners in China
from Chinese restrictions and laws.
He also talked on the so-called
"spheres of influence” owned in
China by Russia, Japan, France,
Germany, and England, and the
proposed American plan to relieve
this situation. His plan was three
fold: No discriminatory rates on
railways; no discriminatory harbor
dues; and establishment of custom
services between ports.
A report was given also by
Professor A. L. Lomax, of the
school of business administration,
on the market situation and capi
talistic industrialism in the Paci
fic basin.
"The Actual Conflict” was the
title of yesterday’s round table led
by Dr. Harold J. Noble. He re
viewed the incidents leading to the
i Sino-Japanese conflict and told
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Dr. Jones Will Talk
Before Sigma Xi Meet
j Dr. Stephen E. Jones, professor
of geography at Monmouth nor
mal school, will be on the campus
, tomorrow to speak before an open
| meeting of Sigma Xi, national sci
| ence honorary.
Dr. Jones is a new member of
the local Sigma Xi chapter, hav
ing transferred from Harvard uni
versity. He is to speak on "Hu
man Occupancy of the Canadian
Rocky Mountains” at 7:30 tomor
1 row night in room 103 Deady. Dr.
| Jones is an authority on the sub
: ject, having done much research
j in Canada in the Rockies.
1 The public is invited.
Executive Council Rejects
Parks Hitchcock; Questions
Judiciary Body’s Statement
Scope Of Legal
Group’s Power
Given Scrutiny
ASUO Officials Would
Limit Authority
PALLETT IS SILENT
Judiciary Body Claims Right To
Decide What Arc ‘Good and
Sufficient Reasons’
The executive council yesterday
questioned a statement in the re
cent report of the judiciary com
mittee which would completely re
volutionize student government at
the University. The challenged
clause was included in the report
which the committee submitted in
regards to the Oregana candidacy
of Parks Hitchcock and Robert
Zurcher. It follows:
"It is within the province of the
judiciary committee to determine,
when a petition is duly presented
to it, as to • whether or not the
executive council rejected for good
and sufficient reasons a recommen
dation of the publications commit
tee.”
Students For Judiciary
The questioned statemnt insti
tutes a radical departure in stu
dent government, one which nu
merous students have sought for
many years. It names the judici
ary committee as having the
power to determine whether the
| executive council has used valid
j reasons in its rejection of candi
dates and appointees for publica
tion and athletic posts.
Students interviewed by the Em
erald last night seemed to be of
the unanimous opinion that the
judiciary committee’s provision
was a wise one. Their reason was
that it would prevent the unjust
blocking of candidates for political
and selfish motives should a group
of biased individuals gain control
of the voting power in the execu
tive council. All agreed that it
was a splendid check in student
government.
Authority Is Questioned
In challenging the decision, the
council unanimously passed a mo
tion requesting the judiciary com
mittee to investigate whether it
(the judiciary committee) had the
authority to make such a ruling.
The majority of the council mem
bers seemed to be of the opinion
that the judiciary committee had
not the authority to lay down the
statement.
When interrogated by the Emer
ald last night, Wayne L. Morse,
dean of the law school and chair
man of the judiciary committee,
stated that when he received a for
mal communication from the ex
ecutive council raising any ques
tion as to the recent decision of
the judiciary committee, he would
be glad to convene the committee
for the purpose of a rehearing so
that a representative, or repre
sentatives, of the executive coun
cil could be heard in argument.
All Pass Unanimously
Earl M. Pallett, executive secre
tary of the University, who is a
member of the judiciary committee
and concurred in that body’s de
cision, which was signed by all
members, attended yesterday’s ex
ecutive council meeting, but made
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Dr. Smith Denies
Justified Japan’s
Action in Far East
rpHE EMERALD wishes to
x correct a statement regard
ing Dr. Warren D. Smith’s talk
before the Pacific forum which
appeared in yesterday's edition
that read, “He also justified
Japan’s entry into Manchuria,
and stated that she was driven
to it,” and the headline which
read: "Smith Justifies Japan’s
Action in China.”
Dr. Smith today said that he
had stated that Japan had to
have minerals, but that he made
no statement justifying her
i belligerent manner of getting
I them.
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Rejected!
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Parks Hitchcock, who yesterday
was rejected as a candidate for
the editorship of the Oregana by
the executive council. He may file
again, however.
Tom Tongue Only
Nominee Before
Assembly Today
No Other Candidates Eligible for
Nomination Today at Student
Body Assembly
At today’s student body meet
i ing, which is scheduled for 11
o'clock this morning, only nomi
nations of candidates on Tom
Tongue’s ticket for 1933-34 stu
dent body officers will be made,
since he was the only candidate
for president to turn in his dec
laration of intention to Bob Hall,
president, at least two days before
the meeting. Other nominations
will have to be made by petition.
All 11 o’clock classes will be
dismissed.
Tongue is at present business
manager of the Oregana and is
the first candidate to make his
ticket public.
Included on Tongue's ticket arc
Neal Bush, at present president of
the junior class, who is running
for the office of vice-president.
Nancy Suomela is candidate for
secretary, Helen Burns for senior
woman, Dick Near for senior man,
Myron Pinkstaff for junior man,
and Ted Pursley and Orville
Thompson, sophomores, and Bud
Johns, freshman, -for Co-op board.
Nomination speeches for presi
dent will be limited to five min
utes, and three minutes will be
allowed for nominations of the
other candidates. Candidates for
president will be given five min
utes to present their platforms.
It is expected that the previous
amendments to the A. S. U. O.
constitution, delayed last term,
will be read today. The following
amendments, submitted to the
Emerald by various members of
the student body, also will be read
for approval:
To amend Article I, by adding
the following section, which shall
be known as Section 3:
Section 3. Only registered un
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Lists Thrown
Open For New
Office Hunters
Mor<* Candidates Wanted
For Editor’s Post
ZURCHER MAY FILE
Both Disqualified Applicants Are
Kligiblc To Try Again
For Yearbook dob
The Oregana editor question la
not settled yet, although the pub
lications committee yesterday
recommended Parks Hitchcock for
that position. The executive coun
cil ruled out Mr. Hitchcock because
its members said they were not
yet satisfied they had the best
candidate and wanted a wider field
from which to choose. Thus new
petitions for the post may be filed
in the near future, the deadline be
ing Monday at 3 o'clock. They
must be turned in at the graduate
manager’s office.
Among the filers may be Hitch
cock and Robert Zurcher, both pre
viously disqualified by the council,
part of the motion of the council
stated. Both Hitchcock and Zur
cher, recommended on different
occasions by the publications com
mittee, may put in petitions again
along with the new office-seeker3.
The motion of the council also
stipulated that should the new
choice of the publications commit
tee be in any way in danger of
being ineligible to hold office, that
an alternate be appointed. Zurcher
was previously disqualified because
of low scholastic standing which
made it seem doubtful if he could
obtain a junior certificate by the
autumn.
No Specific Fault
The council pointed out nothing
particularly wrong with Hitchcock
yesterday, merely saying it de
sired an additional list of appli
cants, feeling it had not yet the
best candidate. The action was
unprecedented, according to old
time politicians.
At this same meeting the coun
cil named Jim Ghormley senior
basketball manager for next year
and passed a recent finance com
mittee report. A plea by Dick
Neuberger, editor of the Emerald,
that the A. S. U. O. building fund
be reduced was heard. Neuberger
said he had received numerous re
quests and complaints from par
ents and interested parties regard
ing the severity of the tax in these
stringent times, and said he was
of the sincere opinion it should be
cut in half. However, the council
pointed out that there is an agree
ment with Mr. Campbell Church
that prevents such action. Upon
learning this and investigating,
Neuberger said he understood the
matter and would explain the situ
ation to those who urged him to
plead for a lower building fee.
Meeting On Monday
The publications committee will
meet next Monday to start consid
ering applicants for the Oregana
editor position, Bob Hall said last
night. Hitchcock and Zurcher both
can file petitions again. Neither
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Queen-elect Gives Views on
Naturalness9 Gold Standard
By CYNTHIA LILJEQVIST ]
On a chase lounge in one of the
holy of campus holies, the Kappa
upstairs, Margaret Wagner, re- .
cently elected queen of the Junior
Week-end in the only contested
election of the season, was found
surrounded by a large group of
reporters, movie magnates and ad
miring freshmen. Miss Wagner
expressed herself in queenly fash
ion upon the great current issues
of the day.
"I was quite overcome but very
happy when I learned that I had
becfn elected, and I want to thank
everyone who supported me."
In order to record the first im
pulses of a queen upon her elec
tion, she was asked what was the
j first thing she did.
' "I called 1024, but the king was
in the pantry."
“What side do you take on the
red finger-nail controversy?”
“Red is all right with certain
things in the evening, but usually
I prefer natural.”
Ah! and there she sounded the
keynote of her feminine philoso
phy. Naturalness, in her estima
tion, is an essential virtue. She
wears neither powder nor rouge,
combs her hair simply with a sin
gle coil, and though dignified bears
herself with grace and charm.
"And what, Miss Wagner, do
you thing about love?” Blushing
deeply (another admirable and un
usual trait), she glanced at three
heroic photographs of the same
man and said:
“Love? I don’t know anything
about it."
"And what do you think about
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