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TIIE STJXTJAY OREGOXIAN, PORTXAXD, OCTOBER 24, 1915.
SCHOOL HEED FOR
YEAR IS $2,900,000
Heavy Trim Expected by Di
rectors to Avoid Tax
Levy of 10 Mills.
NEW BUILDINGS $685,000
Probability Is That Proposed .Al
lowance for Improvements of
Property, Including Grounds.
Will Be Materially Pruned.
SCHOOL BIILDI.VG ESTIMATES.
Appropriations ' provided tor
construction of new school
buildings according to . suggested
figures in the 1916 school budget
are as follows:
Nicholson (Hawthorne) . . $250,000
It will take a levy of approximately
10 mills to meet the budget of HIS of
school district No. 1, If the budget as
was completed by Clerk Thomas yes
terday Is adopted by the School Board
at its next meeting1. However, school
officials themselves think that It Is not
likely that the taxpayers of this district
will stand for any such tax, and the
budget Is due to be slashed consider
ably when the directors meet. It "was
said at a preliminary hearing on the
school budget that the levy probably
would be held to s mills.
Proposed expenditures for the next
school year approximate $2,900,000, and
the assessed valuation of all school
property amounts to $296,400,000: so,
allowing for 5 per cent loss in collec
tion, a tax of 10 mills would be neces
sary. Estimates for the construction of
new buildings total $685,000. Of that
mount Nicholson probably will get
$3511,000, Hoffman $50,000, Terwllliger
$30,000. East $35,000. Franklin High
$120,000 and Benson $200,000. Halt of
the Benson estimate is provided for
from the donation of 8. Benson., that
was announced several months agorand
the other half, according; to the provi
sions of the donation, was to be fur
nished by the School Board.
Improvement May Be Sealed.
Mopt of the pruning" that will neces
sarily be done to bring the tax down
undoubtedly will be done in the appro
priations that have been made for Im
provement of buildings and grounds. It
may also be necessary to curtail the
appropriations that have been made for
new buildings in order to bring the
buotret within reasonable bounds.
One of the things that has been pro
vided for in the 1916 budget is the pos
sibility of the establishment of kinder
garten work in the school system. Pro
vision for the erection of portable.
buildings in those districts where there
is not room in the school buildings al
ready on the grounds has been made.
It is estimated that at the beginning
of 1916 there will be on hand approxi
mately $100,000 and that amount, with
the receipts that are expected, brings
the total estimated receipts to $639,000.
That amount subtracted from the total
of all the items of estimated expendi
tures in the proposed budget gives the
amount that must be raised according
to the suggested figures.
Following is the budget compiled by
the school clerk which will be pre
sented to the School Board at its next
Outlay, builuipe. betterments
Hot water X l.iuo
Kleetrto clocks S00
Automatic sprinklers 8.4UO
Intercommunicating telephone...... 30O
XMinklng fountains . l.uuu
Kir escapes ...... l.loo
Vacuum sweeper 35,5t
Remodeling Ut rooms 1U.000
Window guards 1.J00
Knlargement of water service loo
Assembly hall exits. SO & $400 12.000
Metal lath and plastering, boiler
room 3 W.0O0
Humidifiers In furnaces l.BOU
anlc bolts 1.5"0
utting in new exits l.OOO
Wiring . 2.J0O
Plumbing (five schools) . 6.000
Plgnal bells , 1,000
Contract balances 4i.?2l
Manual training buildings V.Oilu
Sewing and cooking-rooms 1,500
Movlng-plcture booths. T 5f $280.... 1,750
New buildings and additions
Kast ;(.. Olio
Portables, kindergarten (37.,
Portables. cjoklng-rooms (5)
. .."., fx o
. . f.Ooo
. . VS.S'ii"
Total S 4-8"0
Grounds, Improvement to grounds
Restarting -I S.S50
nrarilna and seeding 12.?0il
Trees and shrubs 5.
Franklin i- 1.1.000
.. 40. 44.
North East ?Ilh
maps and tellurians...
Vhy.tonl trainlag ..................
t'npnld balances on equipment ...
Moving picture. 9 machines O $300.
Free text books t 8.000
c.raduatlng exercises BOO
Library and reference books....... T.Soo
Total $ 10,800
Trlrn t 7.XB0
Cooking 11. ooO
r.cgular day teachers 783,572
Klementarv S SO.MK)
Traries bdvs- at. m ..
Trades, giria' ao.ooo
Phvslcal training 11.7SO
Principals (supervising only) 7S.4iH
Prln.-luals' a-cretarie 0.7O0
Sewing 13. Boo
Supervisor . . 8.3BO
Fvenlng scnoola 2B.OO0
swlal schools H.2-J5
Vacation schools 3. TIM
Prlntinc denartmett, J.fferon High k.wm
Hlrh srhoo's S7i.i
recking .... $
vanual tralrtng I
SCORE OF ROSE CITY PARK "KIDDIES' MAKE MERRY
l y . . "'""""a.'! lisjum, " " . j . ,
f .5r, tr a 2. i
V ; y V r i -C1
W ' - - - J, I J '
I i- ,j4rs ttt . w, - r. . ? inn iiihj
B inr-lftiirif&lltlfMliilBiiiit Airaw'lfir'"" - MMsvasriansarsvj B
nrawing ...i . . 4.000 llfX FV'V R it C I
Phy.lcal- training ; .. l.osu 1 ' I xjsi I f 4 1 ' H
Unpaid oalaacea on supplies, 1S15... 15,000 B --. t f . -" :--J 'rx'i'" ' 1 S
TJpkeeu of grounds
Uenalri and replacements
Total $ o,300
Operation of Sehool Plant.
Freight and drayage. Including mov
ing portables -. $
Light and power
Adm ioIpi! rat ion.
Attorney fees and legislation.
Superintendent's office .......
Clerk's o.'fiee ,
Superintendent of properties..
storage and care
Repairs and replacements....
Total -. t 7,100
Office and shop equipment f 3,000
Office and shop supplies..... 10,00
Total $ 13.810
interest on bonds 42,uou
Insurance liability S J.nao
Exhibit 3. OOO
Teachers' retirement fund ......... .
Sinking funds 65,000
Total '. $ bl.uao
State school fund t S2.O00
County school Hind 3o.1,OUO
Interest on balances In bank..... O.O'.Mt
Tuition , l.;oo
Delinquent taxes 15.0fHt
S. Benton , . loo.ooo
Cow Testing Association Assured.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) That -Grays Harbor farmers will
form a cow-testing association Is as
sured now. Of the 500 cows necessary
to insure the association, 460 have
been pledged, and many owners have
promised that they would have their
own cows tested if anything like the
required number of cows could be as
sured. County Agriculturalist Monroe
has been enthusiastic over the project.
Wlnlock liets leaving Contract.
CEXTRALIA, Wash., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) W. F. Meisrver, a Seattle con
tractor, has been awarded a contract
by the Winlock Council for hard-surfacing
the Veness road in the south
part of the town. Meisner a bid was
$2065. He has guaranteed to bave the
improvement completed by Decem
Klamath Hospital Incorporated.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Oct. 23.
(Special.) Articles of incorporation of
the new Klamath General Hospital As
sociation of this city have just been
filed for record with County Clerk
De Lap. The incorporators are Louis
Gerber. A. J. Lyle and Miss R. C. Rog
ers, all of this city.
LATE O R E G O N I A ' ACELl.
KNOWN AS RAINIER BUSI
j. cr Ssnitk.
The late J. Cy Smith, who- died
at his home at 440 Williams ave-
nue, October 16, who was a native
Oregonlan. was born In Polk
County September 29, 1850. The
early part of Mr. Smith's life was
passed at Rainier, where he was
in business until 1889, when he
removed to Portland,
In 1877 he married Millie R.
Evans. Of seven children, six
survive. They are J. Orville
Smith, Mrs. Jessie Staeey, G. M.
Smith. Mrs. Helen Behm, all of
Portland; Melvin Smith, of Ala
meda. Cal., and Mrs. Mollie Scotu
The funeral was held Tuesday.
Rev. C. L. Hamilton officiated.
Mr. Smith is survived by his
widow. Mrs. Millie Smith, and his
mother, Mrs. N. Webb, of Walla
al s 81.700 B! i ! h, 1 " iv..i. B
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it ! 1
J2.B30 I I ? k I - I I i I S S ' 1 I
1.200 I v f " - f f4 ji J e,i...-:- I
S.280 B 1 . v. i S i .?: ::;:-frf& i' fif-A'? ' i I
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$ 21,000 1 f'-jf-f- Jf " i tf'pLtf 'i4' 8
. 5..-.00 - jk,. . " . i . ' r? , ,;s 1 1
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.$ BT.ioo 3 - , i r I y I S a
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Top Groups of Yonsgslrrs Rasnplna; About the Grounds.
Little Malda in a Merry Danee.
KIDS' FROLIC IS GAY
Children Feast on Dainties and
Romp at Club.
BOYS GIVE DANCE MUSIC
Rose City Park Entertains 100 at
First of Monthly Parties Planned.
Aid of Dancing Instructor in
Near Fntare Suggested.
Romping, running, dancing and mu-
slo and goodies to eat were the kiddles'
delight at the Rose; City Park club
house yesterday, where the children of
the club members acted as hosts to
scores of youngsters who -came from
all parts of the community.
More than 100 attended, and the
youngsters had the time of their lives.
The Rose City Park Public School boys'
orchestra, directed by Miss Marie Fall.
began the afternoon with some merry
selections. -About IS members consti
tuted the orchestra.
The party began at 2 o'clock, and
mothers all through the suburb brought
their little ones all "dolled up" in their
daintiest dresses. But the little girls
were not the only ones there, for there
was an almost balancing number of
boys, who were even more hilarious
and happy over tne opening party.
Lass of 15 Mosthi Has Gay Day.
Little IB-months-old Dorothy Carter.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Carter.
made her debut as a member of the
children's set of Rose City Park. Lit
tle Dorothy was the tiniest and young
est of the merrymakers, and danced
about In happy abandon.
One of the good sisters from the Con
vent of 'the Holy Child, just opposite
the clubhouse, brought over five tiny
maidens, who had been extended invi
tations for the event. It was a long-looked-for
time for ' them, and they
were among the merriest.
The dancing and games were
have alternated, but after a number of
sportive and jolly games, the dancing
was . resorted to, and proved to be the
most popular form of entertainment.
A surprteing number of the children
were skillful, graceful and remarka
bly well versed In the modern dances.
Dancing; Master Soggestrd.
'It Is Intimated by the committee that
It is probable that at the children's
parties that will occur once every
month during the inter, a dancing
master i will be obtained to help the
children with the steps that they are
so fond of.
Although Introductions were not ex
actly necessary, a number of the
youngsters who were solicitous of
those who might be strangers mingled
with the others and proffered introduc
tions. The spirit of comradirie and
joviality was to a marked degree re
sponsible for the success of the af
fair. After a long session of diligent
mu6ic-making for the other youngsters
to dance by. the boys in the orchestra
were urged, to participate in the danc
ing while Mrs. Emmett Drake and her
son. Percy, and Mrs. Homer Torrey
Big Slstera AM Caga saltier.
A number of big sisters of the kiddies
assisted the committee of patronesses
AT OPENING PARTY
Bottom A Bevy of
in entertaining. -the chilun-u ana serv
ing refreshments to the 102 youngsters.
They were the Misses Dorothy Fee
naughty. Jane Williams. Alta Archarn
beau and Lenore Blaesing. The club
members who have charge of the chil
dren's department and who planned
the affair and acted as patronesses are:
Mrs. A. R. Ritter, chairman; Mrs. Ar
thur Laidlaw, Mrs. Floyd Campbell ant
Mrs. H, K. Carlton.
A number of new departments have
been added to the club. There Is a
whole woman's department, with a
china painting class, and soon a dra
matic department will be formed.
The junior dancing parties at which
the younger set of the Rose City Park
Club are hoste will take place every
two weeks, while the little children's"
parties will be monthly. From every
standpoint the first of the season's "kid
parties" was a complete success.
POWERS IS THRIVING TOWN
Building. Booms in Newly-Formed
Coos County Community.
MAR3HFIELD, Or-' Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Powers, the new town in South
ern Coos County, is showing a surpris
ing gro-th. Besides the dozen stores
and business houses ' already doing
business there a number of new enter-,
prises soon will become a part of the
thriving place. Among the new struc
tures nearly ready tor occupancy are a
restaurant, with apartments in the
second story, a coffee-house, pool and
billiard h-ll and a soft drirk parlor.
The demand for homes recently became
marked and today a dozen modern bun
galows ere being hurried to comple
tion. The new $13,000 high school building
will be ready for the opening Novem
ber 1 and will be notable as furnish
ing the first educational advantages to
the children of the district, who num
ber 200. The school will start with a
two years' course in high, school and
extend the work for two years, when
it will he on the regular accredited
high school lists of Oregon.
CENTRALIA CLUB HAS MEET
Annual Dinner Attended by Railroad
CEXTRALIA, Washs., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) The annual banquet of the Com
mercial Club was held last night. Res
ervations were made for 100, and the
last of the tickets were disposed of
early in the week.
William B. Keir, City Commissioner,
acted as toastmastesr, and toasts were
responded to by E. H. S. Mulder, Dr.
David Livingstone, Dr. F. G. Titus.
A. F. Glere, L. E. Titus, A. I. Timmer
man and A. J". Haigh. Several rail
road officials of the Northwest spoke,
including William Carrothers, of the
O.-W. R. & N.; D. H. Rowan, of the
Northern Pacific, and F. D. Burroughs,
of the Milwaukee.
FIRE NEARLY RAZES TOWN
Merlin, Near Grants Pass,'. Is Swept
by Blaze Starting at Social.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Oct. 23. (Spe
cial.) Merlin, nine miles north of here,
was almost wiped out by fire last night.
The blaze started in a hotel building,
which was being used temporarily for a
social. A defective flue was thought
to be the cause.
The depot, two freight cars, hotel
building, a general store, D. W. Mitch
ell's store, a blacksmith shop and two
or three bouses were destroyed.
MR. STRAHORN GETS
Summer Lak-Lakeview Sur
vey Shows Engineering and
Cost Problem Is Solved.
CENTRAL OREGON ALIVE
Prospect of Early Itailroail Con
struction Causes Revival of De
velopment League in Port
land and Other Cities.
Engineers at work on the lines of
the California. Oregon & Eastern Rail
road, which Robert E. Strahorn pro
poses to build in Central Oregon, yes
terday sent to Mr. Strahorn the cheer
ing report that their final surveys on
the route between Summer Lake and
Lakeview confirm the original esti
mates on the cost of this portion of
- Mr. Strahorn "regards this informa
tion as most important, inasmuch as it
has a beartng on the entire develop
ment that he has planned for the in
terior. It shows that the work on this
piece of road, which he regards as prob
ably the most difficult that he will
have to build, can be done on the lines
laid down by the preliminary survey
and at substantially the cost originally
The unit is only 23 miles in length,
bit passes over a divide with a canyou
approach at either side.
The engineers' final report shows
that the. road can be built on easy
grades and at no prohibitive cost.
Omly Two Feats Difficult.
With this problem out of the way,
Mr. Strahorn has only two difficult en
gineering feats to face. One is between
Silver Lake and Summer Lake and the
other between Silver Lake and 'Klam
ath Marsh. The engineers will go to
work on those units promptly.
Within the last few weeks, since his
enterprise first was launched, Mr. Stra
horn has had much encouragement rom
people in -all parts of the state. He
receives many letters every day from
people offering their assistance.
Yesterday, for instance, he received
a testimonial signed by 90 residents
of Fort Rock and Fremont, both of
which places will be served by the new
road Fort Rock directly and Fremont
indirectly. The latter place is only
about six miles from the proposed
Another encouraging outgrowth of
Mr. Strahorn's plan is the prospective
reorganization of the Central Oregon
Development League and the Oregon
Steps for reviving the Oregon De
velopment League were taken at the
dinner of the Oregon development du
rau of the Chamber of Commerce a few
nights ago. A committee was named to
outline plans and early action is ex
pected. Central Oregon Active.
The people of Central Oregon are
maklnt great progress In their pro
gramme. Kntei'prlsing cltisens of Bend,
Burns, Lakeview and Klamath Falls
ave made tentative arrangements for
an early meeting, either at Klamath
Falls or at Bend, at which it Is pro
posed to re-establish the Central Ore
gon Development League, which pros
pered there several years ago. Port
land will be invited to send a delega
tion of its financiers and business men.
It Is proposed to conduct them by"
motor to each of the principal cities
in Central Oregon.
Mr. Strahorn finds, too, that his en
terprise is not without Its humorous
side. Yesterday, for instance, he
received a long telegram from a large
city some distance from Portland, ad
vising him that all the financial de
tails for his project have been com
pleted. All that he needed to do, the
message said, was to present himself
at the office of the sender not later
than Thursday, when the whole plan
would be unfolded to him. He would
but need to accept the programme that
the sender of the message had outlined
for him, and proceed to build the rail
road. Mr. Strahorn wired back that he was
too much absorbed in the details of his
work here to abandon it even tempor
arily for the trip, and the Interview
with the financial genius.
TAX CLAUSE HELD INVALID
Attorney-General Rules on Attempts
to Restrict Incorporated Cities.
SALEM:, Or.. Oct. 23. (Special.) In
an oDinion based upon the ruling of the
Oregon Supreme Court In the case of
Pearce against the city oi rtoseDurg,
Attorney-General Brown today advised
District Attorney Eberhard, of Union
County, that chapter 159 of the general
laws of Oregon for 1915 Is invalid inso
far as it attempts to restrict incor
porated cities and towns in the exercise
of their powers of taxation.
The Supreme Court, the Attorney
General points out. held that this por
tion of the law referred to Is antagon
istic to section 2, article 11 of the state
constitution, which gives to cities and
towns the power to enact and amend
their charters. The evident purpose of
this amendment, it is declared, was to
prevent legislative interference with
purely local and municipal "matters, and
to extend to voters in such municipal
ities full power to regulate these sub
jects as they saw fit.
"City taxation,' cites the Attorney-
For Grip, Influenza,
CHIN IN To keep the chin in,
means to keep it well drawn back.
That causes what physical culturists
call "a lifted chest." This insures
deep and full breathing and hence per
fect circulation. Try keeping your
chin in and see how your chest will
stand out, and improve your bearing.
To get. the best results, take
"Seventy-seven" at the first feeling of
a Cold. '
If you wait till you begin to cough
and sneeze, it may take longer.
2c and $1.0O. .at all druggists or mailed.
Humphreys' Horaeo. Medicine Co- 15 Wil
liam, Street. .New York.
Monday and Tuesday
2500 yards of regular 50c and 60c new lindleum,
some beautiful staple patterns to select from,
at, the yard 39
Reg. $45 new Ranges, any size oven, Sp'l 31.50
We will include a 42-piece set of dishes free with every range.
Regular $35 Davenport, including mattress, solid
oak frame, upholstered in best imitation Spanish
Regular $22.50 quartered oak Dinine Table, wax
or fumed finish . . . $12.75
Regular $2.50 solid oak box seat Dining Chairs.
Regular $13.50 overstuffed Rocker, upholstered in
good imitation leather $7.85
NOTE We carry the largest stock of
slightly used goods in the city. Every
piece is guaranteed. - Look them over. -
Elegant Circassian walnut Bedroom Suite, consist
ing of Bed, Dresser and Chiffonier, in perfect con
dition. Interior is made of genuine mahogany, dust
proof; cost new $500, our price $150"
Fine $65 Fumed Oak China Closet, Flanders de-.
sign, like new $25.00
Elegant 11.3 by 15 Sanford Axminster, Oriental
pattern. Cost new $65, our price $25.00
Fine South Bend Malleable 'Range, with gas at
( tachment, splendid condition, original cost $85,
our price $35.00
Six-hole Universal Range, 18-inch oven, sanitary
base, practically new; cost $60 new, price $27.50
Hundreds of other bargains in our exchange de
partment too numerous to mention. No matte r
what you need to furnish your home, see us.
Gevurtz Furniture Co.
185-187 First Street
Between Yamhill and Taylor
Look for the Large Electric Sign
General, "is entirely a local matter
with which the people of the state at
large have no concern."
COUNTIES ASK ROAD AID
Commission Witliliolds recislon on
Policy in Yamhill and Tillamook.
.SALEM. Or.. Oct. 23. (Special.)
Two more counties were added to the
list of applicants seeking state aid for
road improvement today, when repre
sentatives from Tillamook and Yamhill
counties appeared before the State
Highway Commission to plead for
funds. The delegation asked the Com
mission to appropriate $20,000 to help
in rocking the Sour Grass road in
Yamhill and Tillamook counties. The
road leads over the mountains io the
coast and formerly was a toll road.
The Commission was unable to give
any definite promises, but advised the
visitors that If possible money will he
allotted for the road.
The needless Infantile death rate owlne
to neglect and ienorance coata this country
$:i.O0.000 a day.
Try This if You
There is one sure way that never
falls to remove dandruff completely,
and that is to dissolve It. This destroys
it entirely. To do this, just get about
four ounces of plain, ordinary liquid
arvon; apply It at night when retiring;
use enough to moisten the scalp and
rub it in gently with the finger tips.
By morning most, if not all. of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or
four more applications will completely
dissolve and entirely destroy every sin
gle sign and trace of it. no matter how
much dandruff you may have.
You will find, too, that all itching
and digging of the scalp will stop In
stantly and your hair will be fluffy,
lustrous, glossy, silky and soft and look
and feel a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any drug
store. It is inexpensive, and four
ounces is all you will need. This sim
ple remedy has never been known to
The Wise Dental Co.
Oldest Reliable Dentists in Portland
211 Kailing Bids.. Third aad Wash
ington. PLATES WITH FLEXIBLE
The very best and latest in mod
try. No more
b r idgework
The teeth on
changeable at will
without removing from
A GOLb C it O W
A -WHITE CROWN
A BRIDGE TOOTH
Dr. Wise will be at Bar-View and
Bay City November 1st. to remain
about 10 days.
We Extract Any Number of Teeth
Without Causing the Slightest Fain.
TORN HAIR DARK
If Mixed with Sulphur It Darkens
Gray Hair' So Naturally
Nobody Can Tell.
The old-time mixture of Sage Tea
and Sulphur for darkening gray,
streaked and faded hair is grandmoth
er's treatment, and folks are again
using it to keep their hair a good, even
color, which is quite sensible, as we are
living In an age when a youthful ap
pearance Is of the greatest advantage.
Nowadays, though, we don't have the
troublesome task of gathering the sage
and the mussy mixing at home. All
drug stores sell the ready-to-use prod
uct called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Compound" for about 60 cents a bot
tle. It is very popular because nobody
can discover It has been applied. Sim
ply moisten your comb or a soft brush
with It and draw this through your
hair, taking one small strand at a
time: by morning the gray hair disap
pears, but what delights the ladies
with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur is that,
besides beautifully darkening the hair
after a few applications, it also pro
duces that soft lustre end appearance
of abundance which Is so attractive;
besides, prevents dandruff. Itching
scalp and falling hair. Adv.
I HEAD STUFFED FROM
UAIAfinn Uii A UUL.U J
l Says Cream Applied in Nostrils
L Opens Air Passages Right Up.
Instant relief no waiting. Your
clogged nostrils open right up; the air
passages of your head clear and you can
breathe freely. No more hawking,
snuffling, blowing, headache, dryness.
No struggling for breath at night; your
cold or catarrh disappears.
' Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm from your druggist now. Apply
a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,
healing cream in your nostrils. It
penetrates through every air passage
of the head, soothes the inflamed or
swollen mucous membrane and relief
It's Just fine. Don't stay stuffed-up
with a cold or nasty catarrh. Adv.
Now Is the Time
to use Carvers' Cold Tablets, giving
quick relief In Grip. Cough, Colds.
Headache. Used by thousands annual
ly. Price 25c. Laue-Davls Drug Co.,
Third and Yamhill streets.
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