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SHOP EARLY Only J6. shopping -days
remain before 'Christmas. V Do your shop
ping earlyand 'avoid the rush. - You will
find a new delight in this early shopping
and, also yon'U bring happiness to tho
merchants and the .post of rice -clerks. ,
WEATHER FORECAST: Fair, not much
change In. temperatures-gentle northerly
I winds. Maxiiaum.jresterday.-48; nt inimm,
33; river, 6.1; rainfall. .02; atmosphere,
cloudy; wind, northwest. ,-.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1926
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Park Packed With Children
and Grown-Ups Eagerio
?See and Touch Hirri :
SPREADS REAL CHEER
State Institution Visited, Much
'Joy Brought to V Shut-ins,
Plans for Oregon's-'
Santa Claus spent a busy day
in Salem yesterday, but be brought'
joy to many boys and girls, and
grown people also. Accompanied
by his two reindeer and Skooklux,
bin big assistant, he visited the
state Institutions during the morn
ing and paraded through the
streets of Salem in the afternoon,
followed by an admiring crowd of
about 5000 children who strug
gled to touch his clothes or feel
th soft fur of Deneer and Pranc
er, the two reindeer.
'Santa began his morning's jour
neys with a visit to the blind
school, where the children felt his
long beard and touched the fur
rut Dancer and Prancer, although
they could not see Santa himself.
However, they could hear his loud,
cheery voice as he addressed them,
and that was a lot of satisfaction.
Accompanied by Dancer, Pranc
er, and Skooklux, Santa next went
to. the school -.for the feeble-minded,
where the whole population,
men. women and little children,
were drawn up in front of the
steps to receive him. All enjoyed
him, even the grown people, and
feSA spent the rest of, the day and
tfi spend many days to come in
tOssing the wonderful old-red-
coated, white whiskered gentle
iBan;wlthtbe two,; reindeer and
the Eskimo who came from the
troen wilderness of the north to
bring cheer " into their childish
4 -Santa also went around to all
the buildings, where the feeble
minded children, who cannot walk,
could see him and the reindeer
through the windows.
From there he went in his
sleigh, drawn by the two lightn-iflg-swirt
reindeer, to the girl's
school, where all the younger
Kir h stood out in front to greet
' (Continued o par 5.)
TUDY TAX LAWS
TO MAKE INVESTIGATION' OF
Grotip to Meet in Salem and
Formulate Bills for Next
legislature , -
Three members of the state tax
inrtrestigating committee created at
the 1926 session of the leglsla
t BTe will leave Salem today for
Sacramento and other California
cities where they -.will ' make a
study of the tax situation in that :
ntate. t- .;
ilt was said that the committee
woUId give considerable study
while in California to' the gross
earnings tax and the methods
used there in taxing Intangibles.
Reports received here Indicated
that California derives a large
amount . of revenue from, the
gross earnings tax, and has been
quite successful in unearthing in
tangibles for taxation purposes.
IntOregon the revenues from "the
Intagible tax have been nominal.
JJThe committee also will make
an investigation of the corporation
tax now in operation in California.'
Statements received ? from the
state tax commission of Califor
nia showed that virtually alt of the
meney required for the support of
the state government there is ob
tained from sources other than
th direct property tax. - In Ore
gon property pays a large propor-
of the state's expenses. S
Members of the committee, who
go to California, are John
Car kin r of Medford, slated for
speaker of the house of represen
tatives at the next session of-the
legislature: A. A. Smith of Baker
and Carl D. , Shoemaker, ex-state
game warden.; it--'w''"
Immediately upon . their return
from : California the tax investi
gating committee will meet In Sa
lem and formulate any "tax hills
approved for consideration ot the
next legislature. , -
The committee ha held a num
ber of sessions in Salem,' and ser
crar bills having -to do -with the
tax sItuaUoa re" now nelng -pre-
MT. ANGEL PLAN
; nGROVNG gEETS
FARMERS MAY HAVE luRG
EST ACREAGE IX VAUUEY .
College People Consider Crowing
" ' Vegetable on Their
The farmers of the Mt. Angel
district are going to grow sugar
beets, and - they may have the
largest acreage of any commun
ity, in the valley; for they have a
vast amoint of land, on all sides,
that ts suitable for sugar beet
growing, and they have many
farmers who are capable of mak
ing -beet growing a big success.
The meeting at Mt. Angel last
night was veil attended, by in
terested farmers. Jos.' J. Keber,
cashier of the Bank of Mt. Angel,
Kenneth Miller was the first
speaker, telling of the interest of
the Portland Chamber of Com
merce, "which In backing the ef
forts of the Salem Chamber of
Commerce in the campaign to get
this new industry started, and well
on its feet, in this valley.
To Grow Own Sugar
C. M. Dickinson spoke of the
cultural methods necessary In suc-
cessful beet growing and its ad
vantages. It is a cash crop, he said, and
it should be possible soon for the
Willamette .valley to at least sup
ply its own needs in sugar for
canning and domestic purposes,
which, he said, would save $8,
000,000 annually fVom being sent
away from home for the supply
He said ' sugar will make the
yields df following crops larger,
improve the soil, increase the
population.' make smaller farms,
yielding larger revenue than pres
ent larger. holdings and double
the selling-per" value of farming
lands. He sajd that if the pres
ent experiment proves successful,
it will bring a number of beet
sugar factories to the valley.
- It was -brought out .last night
that the Mt. Angel College people
will likely grow sugar beets on
part of their land. Also that a
n s mber ..o-tkaiet Ca rtners in
Oregon, in that locality, are ex
pecting to grow beets. , Jos. J.
Keber was named to select a com
mittee of farmers to further con
sider the acreage.
There will be a meeting at Mon
roe at 1:30 today, and at Turner
at 7:30, and at several other
points in the valley.
BETTER SERVICE ASKED
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KliAMATH -tUSIBERMEX IETI
TIOX FOR 24 HOUR PHOXE
Sawmill operators at Braymill.
Klamath county, filed with the
public service commission here a
petition urging that the Klamath
Telephone & Telegraph company
bn compelled to give them 24 hour
The petition was taken under
FIRE CONSUMES MONEY
GROCER FORGETS PLACE OF
II iniKX FUNDS
PORTLAND, Ore.. Dec.
(AP)--One ; hundred dollars in
currency and $00 in checks went
up fn smoke ,-teday, According to
police report, when. Martin K.
Arnold built a fire in the stove in
his grocery -stored. ?
Mr. Arnold - had ' hidden the
money in an old newspaper, it was
said, the night before. Then this
morning he used the newspaper to
start the -fire, - forgetting to re
move the money. '
"DUCHESS PREFER HORSES
t LONDON'. MAP The Duch
ess of Buckingham never uses a
motor because she prefers her
stately carriage and .. pair of line
bay' horses. 5 ' '
Congress reconvened with 12,
600 bills on the legislative -docket.
The Fall-Ioheny 611 trial -was
resumed ...with .Admiral J. K. Rob
inson on the stand. '
Attorney General Sargent asked
congress tc- tighten up the anti
trust and prohibition laws.
The army 'engineers asked for
$65,477,365 ' to keep rivers and
harbors In condition during the
coming year, i ; i '.
- The -supreme court refused -to
dismiss the i criminal charges
against Harry F; Sinclair Wd " Al
bert B. Fall In the Teapot Dome
casev.v' " ' i t " iv:r
' Secretary.1 Kellogg announced
that Chile's reply was a "practical
acceptance" ot his plan to settle
the Tacna-Arica dispute. , '
Senator Walsh of Montana has
asked for an Investigation by the
MBit of charres that Senator
CrQuld -of "Rlaine paid 100,OOO to
Kew. Eruaa wick . province ozciala.
Senate iMeeting Short and
Tense While House Mem
bers Converse '
BOTH GALLERIES FILLED
Qualifications of Arthur Gouhl of
Maine Challenged While
Wiii tin;; To Receive
WASHINGTON', Dc. 6. (AP)
With a setting renenibling a col
lege home-coming ceb-lratln.
(firngress launched into another
session today with an unwieldly
program for its brief buninesH
schedule of about two and -a half
Promptly at noon'lhe gavels fell
in the senate nd bouse and the
legislative grind was on. Al
though a bit of the-dramatic ac
fomnanipd otiF-nine ceremonies in
the senate when qualification of
rtriiiur ii. uuuiu, inuiiif, was i nai
lenged as he stood waiting to bel
sworn in, the rest of the procedurt
was Rone througli perfunctorily i
After old friendships were agai
united and new ones acquired,
hush fell over the broad chamber
of the big white building on thd
hill as the clock struck 12. Vic
President Dawes and Speake
Longworth brought down thei
stumped mallets, prayer was 6
fered and the routine begun.
Each house adopted a numbtf
of formal resolutions, seated ne
members elected to fill vaeancie
and within -an hour adjourned oift
of respect to the memory of tlfe
late Albert B. Cummins of Iowla,
and the late Senator Bert M. Fef
nd. et!Ma!ne. --t, sJ'J'r -
Roll calls established quorum
in both houses. In the. senate
answered to their names, whi
in the house 396 were markd
Senator Curtis, the republic
leader, and Senator Robinsol
leader of the democrats, and Re
resentative Tilson, house republi
can leader, and Representati
Garrett, minority leader, constitu;
ed a committee that officially nota
fled President Coolidge that coil
gress had met and was ready vp
transact business. It will repoil
back tomorrow when it is expecd
ed the president's message will bp
delivered to the capitol by'.messeru
Aside from the Gould resolu
tion no other legislative proposl
,t Con tinned on paga S.V
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COUNSEL AND NAVAL LEADER
HAVE WORD BATTLE
Government Holds Fall-Sinclair
Court Iecisioii at Major
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6. (AP)
The commonplace little courtroom
wheTe Albert B. Fall and Edward
L. Doheny are on trial for crim
inal conspiracy was Tdcked 'today
by a rumbling exchange between
a pugnacious admiral and a quick
spoken and determined prosecutor.
The admiral-witness was John
K. Ro1ison, a storm center of the
oil controversy ever tdnce the sen
ate committee discovered three
years ago that he approved on be
half of the navy the oil leasing
policy of 1922. His cross examin
er was Owen W. Roberts, who had
made a national reputation for
himself as a member of the gov
ernment's special counsel.
Many of the verbal deptli
littinbH launched by Roberts in the
direction of the 'witness stand
merely erved the purpose of in
creaKing the intensity of tho
broadsides that "came-back in re
ply.' But once or twice the admiral
showed signs of losing his sea
logs. He conceded he had been
wrong in testifying previously that
he had not talked to Doheny in
New York about the Elk Hills
(Continued on para 4.)
C R UD E FRONTIER
CARIOTTA COCKBURX WANTS
SHARE OF FORTUNE
Woman Relates Taking Care of
Baby Left in Her Care by
A ct ress-Mot her
BOSTON. Dec. 6 (AP) Crude
dramas of the frontier unrolled
today before the probate court
here, which is considering the
claim of Mrs. Carlotta Cockburn
of San Gabriel. Cal., to relation
ship with the late Lotta Crabtree.
wealthy actress, and to right of
contest of the will which disposed
of nearly $4,000,000.
There was the story of Mrs.
Cockburn herself the arrival of
John A. Crabtree, whom she claims
as father, and his wife, in the
struggling town of Tombstone,
Arizona, her birth shortly after
ward, her abandonment by first
her father and then her mother,
and finally when her luck changed,
of adoption and education by grace
of the man who had been her fath
er's partner in a livery business.
Then there were the stories of
the witnesses.' of Mrs. Mary J.
Deerwood, who escaped the mur
derous assault of her husband and
married the man who killed him.
(Continued on page 6.)
CLAUS IS GOING TO EARN
COMMITTEE OF THREE START
Supervisors Failed to Act, An
other Mass Meeting to Con
Southeast Salem will be repre
sented In an attempt to secure a
remedy for the flooded condition
in their district, at every storm
period", by W. W. Rosebraagh, TJ.
L. Shrode and Asel C. Eoff.
Such was the announcement of
Newell Williams yesterday morn
ing in conformance to a resolu
tion adopted at the mass meeting
held .Friday over which he pre
sided. Williams has bee na lead
er in the action, being a resident
of the stricken district.
This is not the first attempt of
the community to have their dis
rict protected by proper drainage
from a flood at every high water
spell and they are determined
that a remedy be found.
The present supervisors have
presented no definite , plans for
aiding the situation and it is
stated that they have no inten
tions of doing so.
The new committee appointed
are to investigate what charges
can be prepared, if any, and what
course to take to bring about con
ditions that will prevent a recur
rence of floods like that of last
week. After making their inves-
(Continued nn paza 4.)
FALLS 40 FEET.
YOUNG TOPPLES FROM SCAF
FOLD WHILE AT WORK
Seriously Hurt, But Expected to
Recover, No Internal
A 4 0-foot fall from a scaffold
ing resulted in serious injuries
yesterday to F. R. Young. 60,
1440 Mission street, a laborer em
Jloyed by Cuyler Van Patten, lo
cal contractor. Young was work
ing on the new addition to the
paper mill on South Front street
when the crash occurred.
Young is thought to have lost
his balance while working on the
scaffold and toppled off before he
knew what was happening. .
His injuries were reported last
night to consist of a possible frac
tured skull, two broken forearms,
compound fracture of the right el
bow, broken finger on the left
hand, broken nose, and an injured
There was no evidence found of
internal injuries, attending physi
cians said last night.
Although Young'a Injuries were
serious, he is expected to recover,
it was reported, at the local hos
pital to which he was taken fol
lowing the accident.
HIS MONEY THIS YEAR
Office of Moving Picture
Censor Created, Chief of
MANY PETITIONS HEARD
Special Meetings Scheduled Mon
day to D&cuss Planning Zones
Salem Modelled on Port
The city council and zoning
commission will hold two public
hearings next Monday night, the
first at 7:30 o'clock and the sec
ond at 9 o'clock, to discuss the
city's proposed zoning ordinance.
The ordinance came up for its
first reading at the city council
meeting last night, and was laid
on the table until after the public
hearing required by law.
The zoning ordinance, as pre
sented last night by the city zon
ing and planning commission, is
the result of many weeks' work
by members of the commission.
Several meetings were held each
week, and many real estate deal
ers, contractors, and other author
ities were consulted in drawing
up the bill.
The bill as proposed is modelled
closely after the zoning law now
in effect in, Portland, which has
been tested in the supreme court
and found valid. Two engineers
from the Portland planning com
mission were - consulted by the
local body when drawing up Sa
The city budget, as approved by
the budget committee at its re
cent meeting, was unanimously
adopted by the council last night.
The rules were suspended to per
mit its adoption' on the same night
as the first reading of the bill.
The office of moving picture
censor was created by ordinance
and the chief of police was given
the office by the same ordinance
Ordinances were passed levying
the assessments for paving South
street between Cottage and Fair
grounds road and Madison street
(Continued on paga 3.)
FORESTRY FUNDS INCREASED-
The state budget commission
yesterday voted" to pass up to the
legislature without recommenda
tion an Item of $C0,t)00 included
in the budget of the childrens
farm home near Corvalfls. The
institution has received state aid
since its inception.
The appropiatlon was ' sought
for the erection of an adminlstra-
tiott' and"' residence for the super
intendent and another Mrncture.;
Thei legislature two years: ago ap-j
propriated 150,000. f of the child
ren's farm home. ;;: r .,.'1 '-.V. '
- The '-commission'-voted; ; to ; in
crease the appropriation for "'the'
state forestry department ; from,
$85,000 to $125,000.
RAW SUGAR PRICES SOAR
CABLE ADVICES FROM CUBA
NEW YORK, Dec. 6. (AP)
Raw sugar prices soared to new
high levels for the season today in
response to cable advices from
Cuba 'that President Maichado
would" insist on the curtailment of
thepresent crop to 4,500.000 tons
deBpite opposition to the restric
tion movement. 1 i -. - V
Both Cuban . and Porto Rican
sugar . advanced to 5tl5 : cents a
pound, delivered, an ' Increase of
l-8c over, last week's final prices.
At the same time, refiners pushed
up' the price of granulated sugar
about 15 points to as high as 6.40c
a pound" and sugar futures rallied
C tov10 points. :
; GBTL SAVES SEVEN LIVES
HAMBURG,! Germany. (AP)
Ertta Nissert. a young girl from
Tronholm In the province of Hol
steLn, singlehanded saved four
women" and"" three men from
drowning and was awarded
Prussian fhero medaL Jr
SLOW BPEECBUTIRST ' GRACE
LONDON.- J ( AP) "Liearn to
speak 'slowly-l-other graces will
follow in their proper place," waa
the" radtice gi vefc ;hy" Miss ?Ada
Moore,, expert invoice 'nroduetioni
to the Women's Provisional dub
MRS. ALICE FRANCK STARTS
Temple Leader Charges Separation
Outbreak or Another Plot
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. P.
(AP) Mrs. Alice F. Franck, ot
Venice, once a devout follower of
Aimee temple McPherson and one
of the first to come to her rescue
1n the difficulties which followed
her disappearancqrast May; today
laid the foundation for taking
from the picturesque Angelus tem
ple leader her hitherto unchal
len supremecy of tho air and pul
The Venice woman, reputed to
be of considerable means, with
drew with a portion of her con-
gregation from the Angelus tem
ple branch there and today estab
lished what she called "Victory
Church No. 1" which she promised
would become countrywide. Her
action in breaking from the Mc
pherson Clan last week was fol
lowed yesterday by the "resigna
tion" of Mra. Irene HUlstrom with
a part ot her congregation from a
Hermosa Beach branch of Angelus
While Mrs. McPherson charged
that is waa the outbreak of an
other plot against her, Mrs.
Franck opened negotiations with
a radio station in Venice only a
few meters removed from radio
KFSG here, to broadcast her ser
mons from the new revival home.
Commenting on the movements
at the beach towns. Mrs. McPher
son denied that the two women
were authorized temple evangel
ists. "There is but one sorrowful
L conclusion left us," said the evan
gelist, "namely, that Mrs. HHis
trom and Mrs. Franck went to
Hermosa and Venice to do these
LITA SPURNS CONTRACT
CHAPLAIN'S WIFE SAYS FIRST
DUTY WITH BABIES
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6. (AP).
Llta Grey Chaplin, estranged
wife of Charles Chaplin, .film
comedian, today turned down an
offer of $2500 a week said, to
have been made for her appear
ance in a London theatrical revue.
' "My duty first and always will
be to my babies. I am not at all
interested in the London offer,
although it was nice of them to
thtnk of me," Mrs. Chaplin ex
plained in declining an offer re
ported to have been cabled to her
by Harry Day, member of parlia
ment -and theatrical producer.
The offer is said to have been for
a 26 weeks engagement.
COUNTIES OPPOSE PLAN
STATE NOT DESERVING
LAND GRANT FUNDS
liny attempt on the part of the
state of Oregon to claim a share
in the California & Oregon land
grant refund will be stubbornly
opposed by the counties concerned,
according to a letter received here
yesterday by Judge Htint from
County Judge Hartzell of Jackson
county. " '''" )
Hartzell'8 letter was a warning
to the local court and Judge Hunt
etpressed himself as determined
that Marion county would oppose
any) attempt on the part of tfltj
state to appropriate the money,
stating that be. felt that they had
all Yhat was coming to them.
INTEREST ON FUNDS AMOUNT
ED TO NEARLY "flOOO
f ' ' , . ; .
State Treasurer Kay recently
paid off the last Installment of
$ 1 80,000 borrowed f ronv various
banks of the state early in Novem
ber to meet the demands of 'the
state government ' pending receipt
of the last half taxes for this year.
; Interest on the money borrowed
by the state aggregated approxi
mately $1000. 4 '
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NORTH SIDE PROJECT CON
' TAINS 3000 ACRES
'-: The North side Irrigation dis
trict has filed application with the
state englneerto consolidate with
the Jordan' Valley Irrigation ' pro
ject: The North Side district com
prises approximately': 3000 ' irri
gable acres, f r i i
BLN CHARGED 1 WITH FORG
tERY TAKEN IX PORTLAND :
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a Frank Payne, who ia under ar
rest 'in Portland charged with
forgery, committed In , Oakland,
CaL, will be returned to the latter
city ; for trjal. Extradition, pipers
authorixing Payne's return to Cal
ifornia; were, signed by Governor
Hands of "Dark Strangled
Grasp Throat of Woman '
DESCRIPTION FITS FIEND
Lives of 12 Taken Along Coast bjr
Assailant Who EIndes Capture; ;
by Police Of fleers of Many .. ;
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SAN FRANCISCO.-Cal., Dec. 6.
(AP) Another ,dark-BtranglerM!
attack similar to those that hare
claimed the lives of about .12
women In Pacific const cities oc
curred here today.
Tho victim of the attack was
Mrs. Etta Lenney, 33,- of ; 256
Rnn t wol I Atrwt h va aetred
from behind as she talked over tho
telephone: As the hands. of her
unseen assailant tightened around'
her throat she uttered a scream of
terror that brought aid from Mrs.
Frank O'Gonnor, the party at tho
other end of the telephone con
Together with her husband Mrs,
O'Connor immediately drove . tc
the Lenney home and there found
Mrs. Lenney still unconscious on
the floor, iier face and neck were
ubuij siTtticucu, auiu upon oeins
revived she was almost hysterical!
from shock. She was unable to,
give a description of her assailant,
as she fainted shortly after sh
was attacked. ; : "
- Eugene Simmons, an automo--bile
mechanic, 'told Investigatorst
that he had seen a suave, olive-!
skinned man enter the Lenney.
tinm TTtn ilsacrintlnn .nnlLrxs
said, tallied closely with "Uiat of
tho 'Mark f r&nirlar''. in vtinm )
cbron er's of flee attrlbu tes th a
murder or six: sun . rranrlacn
women. - , , :
buuivniv, ur.. uec. lAri
The fingerprints taken here today
Of Morris Yoffe, arrested as a
Btrangler suspect, do not corre
spond with those of the 'strangi-
r'4ound in the home of Mrs. My
ers In Portland and the man will
be released according to the pollc
here, although he will be dc-talond
until tomorrow morning. It is de
sired to investigate his case to as
certain If he is wanted for some
The descrlntion of Ynffa r.iliio.t
closely with that of the "straw ri-
er" except that of teeth. Yoffe
first gave the name tf Harris but
said he was kidding' the police,
not realizing" that -he was being
held, as a murder suspect. ' - ':
HUNTERS ESCAPE DEATH
ROWBOAT - WrTHOITT LIGHTS
RUN DOWN BY MCNCI I
PORTLAND,, Dec., .-(AP.i
Ben Trenkman, well known Port
land trapshooter, and W A. Car
ter, Portland attorney, narrowlv
escaped ; drowning i late Snnday
night; according to a Story related
nere when a small rowboat in
which they wre returning from a
duck hunting trip was cut' In two
by a launch on the Columbia river
16 miles above Vancouver, Wash.
u totn -i renxman and Carter vera
going down for the second or third
time when Fred W. Wagner, a
telegraph ' operator and - third
member of the party, pulled them
to safety. Wagner had managed
The rowboat did not Mm
in mn rifLiirruir uuiinri iih us m i nj- mi ma
Santa to Remain
Until Xmas v
Good news for the children!
Santa Claus. who-with n
reindeer , arrived - hero Sun
day and spent two days get
ting acquainted with the kid-
dies, and the grown-ups as
; well, Is to remain in ? Salem,
untU Christmas eve. .,
"' -The reindeer cannot remain,
liowevef. The , warm climate
Jfloes not agree with them, and,
Skoolox, the driver, will atarC
'hack with them to the. tax
north. . - '?r;; ' . .
" But Santa will remain," ap-T
pearing every day. and mak-ing-
his "headquarters '; at the
; following- stores: ; Shlpkys.
J. a Penny Co," MlUer's,
Woolworth's, Worth's Depart- '
ment Store, Roth. Grocery Co.,
Cosmopolitan Store,- The.
Smart Shop, .Davies" Confec
tionery, Nelson A Hunt Drtl
Store, People's Meat Market,
and the Capital Drug Store.
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