The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 18, 1927, Page 1, Image 1

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    Let the People Take Up By Initiative the Purchase of the Water Works, to Stop Futile Marking of "Time
Second Annual Salem Window Display Week Opens Tuesday Evening Next; Auto Show in Connection
cool; fresh west and northwest winds on
th? toast. Maximum yesterday, 49; mini
mum, 40; river. 7.8; rainfall, .1; atmos
phere, cloudy; wind,1 south.
British holders of $75,0 00,0 00 worth of
confederate bonds are going to ask congress
to make them good. Bnt It isn't customary
to get your money back when you bet oil
the- wrong horse. .
Small Communities in Ar
kansas Devastated by
-.- Terrific Windstorm
Seven Persons Die at Klondyke,
Village Hardest Hit; Build
ings at Girls' Training
School Fall
BENTON, Ark.. March 17.
(A P.) A tornado, apparently
sweeping from the south and south
west, devastated several small
communities near here tonight and
left eight known dead and 15 to
20 injured, several seriously.
A revised death list, issued at
hospitals here,, follows:
Mrs. Edgar Smith, Klondyke.
Inez Smith, 6, and Clif Smith,
2. her children.
Lennie Cash, 22, Matthew Cash,
17, and Artis Cash. 15, sisters and
brothers of Mrs. Smith.
Lloyd McAllister, 20, of Willis.
A Miss Moddy, at Mountain
view. The tornado is said to have
struck Klondyke about 9 o'clock,
approaching from the southwest.
Almost simultaneously, It is be
lieved, it swept through Mountain-
view, Collegeville, Willis and
Alexander, where the state train
ing school for girls is located.
Several of the buildings at the
school were blown down and two
women were hurt- The" McAllis
ter youth was -.Wstantly. killed
when his home on the Benton Hot
Springs highway blew away.
Klondyke apparently bore he
brunt of the tornado, for several
houses were demolished and the
injured list is greater" tnere than
at any other point.- At least 10
4TH-rsons were injured at Mountain
Veil, 10 miles west of here.
Will Try to Prove-All: Articles in
Dearborn. . Independent
Were True
DETROIT. March 17. (AP)
Aaron Sapiro as an organizer of
cooperative associations, as a law
yer, and as an orphan on the Pa
cific coast was described today by
Senator James A. Reed of. Mis
souri in the Chicago man's $1,
ooo.OOO libel suit against Henry
Ford. .
Makiner the onenine nlea for the
defense, the senator warmed. up
to his task in short order, attacK
ine Saniro'n motives in working
among the' farmers, asserting that
Sapiro repeatedly had declared ne
did not wish money fpr what he
was doing, and at the same time
collected thousands of dollars.
"U .n11entrt 2142.000 for
forming a cotton association in
Alabama, evidence will Show, ana
then obtained $8,000 for repre
senting the organization later in
receivershin nroceedings. de
clared Senator Reed
Most of the afternoon session
was taken up by a conference be-
te. ii Judge Fred M. Kaymona
and the attorneys for botn siaes.
William Henrv r.allasther. repre
senting Sapiro, objected - to the
general argumentative nature of
the senator's plea, which be Bald
instead of confining Itsell as to
how the defen was to Drove the
truth of alleged libelous articles
printed in the Dearborn Indepen
dent. Ford's publication, was an
attack on Sapiro ana his metnous.
.1 or! 't. K ivmnnit nrmitted Mr.
K. ed to continue, only a quarter
an hour being left; beiore aa
i'Mirnmcnt and Raid he WOUld
in tke a ruling tomorrow. He
asked both attorneys to shorten as
Introduction of
evidence, omitting relatively un-
lii'pfttant matter.
Aveiill Expect Fish to Enter
Sandy River Next Week
The annual smelt run on the Sanay
should begin within another wee K
K- F. Averill. state game warden,
aid today. The schools of the
Dt to tiah have been observed in
he Columbia river lost , oft the
Willamette and should arrive, at
he Sandy in about a week. Aver
iu said. . ' - -. . .
Thousands. &l people troniVth
entire northwest are attracted an
anally to watch 'and participate
In the great smelt run, when every
manner of home made net ia used
I , to literally dip by backcttuls. the
boa ui2.eicir "
Government Will Appeal Case;
Prisoner Paroled to Fort
Worth Man
FORT WORTH. Texas. March
T. (AP) Probationary free
dom for Dr. Frederick A. Cook,
Arctic explorer and promoter, was
s-ranted here todav bv Federal
Judge James C. Wilson, under a
two year old federal probation
Thp rrrta.r freeing Cook will be
forwarded tonight or tomorrow to
T.Aavpnworth oenitentiarv. where
Dr. Cook, who still claims to be
the original discoverer of the
North Pol. . i serving a 14 year
sentence on charges of misuse of
the mails for oil stock promotion.
The nrisoner will be Daroled to
Erskine Williams. Fort Worth at
fornpv an d churchman, while the
government is preparing an ap
peal of the case whicn may go to
the United States supreme conrr.
District Attorney Henry Zwelfel
filed formal notice of -appeal.
The nrohation which Is for five
years, was granted -under the law
passed March 4, 192&, wnicn gives
federal district judges autnoruy
to liberate defendants, and the
present case Is one of the few in
which this authority has been ex
ercised. Government attornejs
denv that a ludge has power to
grant probation after a prisoner
has begun serving nis ierm, "
few cases thus" far tried appear to
ho in ronflict. according to Assist
ant District Attorney J. Forrest
t v.iJi.i, In favor Of , COOK..
Xli UUlUtUf u '
Judge Wilson stated that the new
law is '-a radical departure, with
out parallel," and gives the trial
judge control over me ipo"
nntil the termination fo the lat-
ter's sentence. . ,
: He stated that in his opinion
, nrtinni Rnntence against Cook
UIO V - .
was excessive, that Cook now te a
pauper, and. tnat " ne servcu
full sentence be would b 75 years
old when released. . ,
Probation amounts virtually i
... jni untsnrp. At the enu
fi A.r. ha will he eligible I
for complete ireeuum uj v--
and will be foreed to return
prison unless the president com
mutes the sentence or sroum v-
WASHINGTON. March . 17.-7-
k-o ThA dpna.rtmeni ot junutw
will have something to say about
the move initiated toaay in roru
Worth by Federal Judge Wilson
to have Dr. Frederick A. Cook re
leased on probation from Leaven
worth penitentiary but just what
it will be has not been disclosed
Department officials, from At
torney General Sargent down, de
clined to comment on juage
son's action. It wan generally
conceded, however, that under a
law enacted in 1925, he and other
oot inrtst have cower to sus-
LTJUi a . -
peud sentences ana piace p-
bation. but doubt appeared to ex
in tnir Rnuru us ui
ist whether pronation coum
granted afteir a part of the prison
terms had been served.
Governor of Iew York Comiuntes
Death Sentence of Cowan
nccTwtvn V. Y.. March 17.
r t Uorrv W CoVall. DlinO
KJ .J ' . .. .
a j - - ,
r w.Aittt Rnrton. was nulled
" - , ,
from the shadow ot tne eieciriu
chair today as he and two other
men were preparing to pay with
. thar had
their lives ior mu3 -"v
muisi at the rssult of love
auair. , . ,, , .,,
Cowan was saying a iasi w""'
his daughter in the death house
i vnAru ran 11 D wua luo
word that Governor Smith had
tlA the death Sentence to
.... iwnf ThA Informa-
me imjiiuui ---- -
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immeaiaieu unci '
uuc, " : . . .i i
liarvuu " Bfc....
.t , rnA KrvKtHp forfeit
ing his sight and his sense of taste,
i became paruy ae!..
onoA. h Axrlalmed when the
n.nort of the keepers messagB
vxww, .; - .
,i0r tn.hlm. "The gov
ernor will never regret this."
Flax Plant Temporarily
u'n Be reman, lex-president
n ih irinrence State bank, who is
now serving a, 13 year term m me
penitentiary for embezzlement and
..,wi-inr V : loans '' while . the
banks reserve was impaired, yes
terday was asslgnea to empiuj
mt in the nrlson flax plant.
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Mr. Bergman was received at
ha nontinntiarv last. Monday. Of-
t,4oi sai, ha nrobably would be
assigned - to employment in the
prison offices "when he becomes
familiar . with the institutipn
routine. ,
l'i Portland Northwestern. Elec
tric Company-b-uilda huge dock to
handle 1400. toui7j-h.oar.tner? a
Siskiyou Bandit Suspect Is
Questioned Upon Arrival at
Alcatraz Prison
Pontoffiee Inspector Announces
Certainty He Has Right Man;
Still Seeking for More
(AP) Although rigidly ques
tioned by government officers,
Hugh De Autremont. one of three
brothers charged with murder aft
er holding up a train in southern
Oregon in 1923, today refused to
throw any significant light on the
crime of which he is accused.
After the questioning, however.
Charles Riddiford, postoffice in
spector of the Pacific northwest.
said he was "convinced that the
evidence ' is . conclusive, even
though circumstantial, and I hope
n further questionings to obtain
information which may lead to
the. apprehension of Roy and Ray
De Autremont, our prisoner's
De Autremont made no denials,
nor did he make any admissions,
except as to his identity.
'While De Autremont would
say absolutely nothing that would
directly incriminate him, at least
we know positively that he is one
of the men sought since that
heinous crime of October 11, 1923.
and both the government and
Southern Pacific officials feel
there la no doubt as to his guilt,"
Riddiford added.
The 23 year old youth, brought
from, the Philippine islands where
ha was Rprvinar aa a nrivate In the
army," was" transferred early today
(Oon tinned en use 8-)
Formal Membership Campaign To
Be Launched Tuesday
Capitol Post Number 9 of the
American Legion will launch a
memberership drive on Tuesday
in aneffort to obtain 1,000 mem
bers. At the present time, accord
ing to Adjutant Bassett, there are
675 paid-up members and last
year there were 865. .
There will be a regular meeting
of the Post Monday evening at
which plans will be discussed for
the formal opening of the drive
on the following morning. It is
understood that teams will can
vass the various prospects in an
effort to enlist their cooperation
with the American Legion. ,
' "N '
mm' fell
University of California Council
Will Demand Thorough In
vestigation Soon
BERKELEY, Cal.. March 17.
(AP.) Charges of "cheating" and
"exploitation" in connection with
the "honor system" of conducting
student examinations have brought
about a demand for an investiga
tion of the system at the Univers
ity of California.
Acting on charges made by in
dividual members of the faculty,
the university council of the acad
emic senate today appointed a
committee of nine students to an
swer the charges for the entire
student body.
The student paper, the Daily
Californian, declared that to re
move the honor system, which had
its inception on the University of
C&lifornia campus, would "shtter
the foundation of student govern
ment." The system has been under
scrutiny for some time, it was re
vealed, when the council declared
it had previously rehearsed the
situation and had heard complaints
from professors who charged that
in some classes 50 per cent of the
students cheated during examina
tion. The point at issue is the pro
vision which allows professors to
leave the class rooms unless their
presence is necessary for the pres
entation of the examination.
Professor Says Salem Should
Make Maraschino Product
Illustrating his point by, serving
to the members cherries which
be had preserved in sulphurous
acid since 1921, Professor Florian
Von Eschen, head of the chemis
try department at Willamette uni
versity, told the Salem realty
board at Thursdays luncheon that
Salem is failing to utilize one of
its leading resources whe nit ne
glects to provide for the manu
facture here of maraschino cher
This nrocess could be carried
out by the local canneries in the
dull season, Von Eschen ex
Another industry which is wait
ing to be started, he added, is that
of manufacturing rayon, errone
ously called artificial silk, which
ca nbe produced from wood pulp.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.'March 17.
(AP) Fifty state convicts who
were Implicated in a mutiny at
Kilby. prison near Montgomery.
Sunday night, have been whipped
and otherwise punished, the Birm
ingham "Age Herald" will say to
morrow in a story from the Alabaman-capital.
Every leader was
given 21 lashes, while punishment
varying from 5 to 15 lashes were
administered' to those who joined
in rioting, the story will say.
Those Who Understand Stock
Gambling Having Time of
Lives in Camp
TONOPAH, Nevada, March 17.
(AP) The longest distance stani
peder arrived this afternoon with
his wife from Valdez. Alaska.
He is the first "sour-dough" in
the Weepah district and says he
knows the game from A to izzard.
After getting bearings the couple
bought a book of locations, crank
ed up their flivver and were off
for the gold fields at Weepah.
It takes a good gambler to play
the stocks in Tonopah today and
the men and women who under
stand the tricks of the market are
having the time of their lives.
Spot settlements are in vogue at
all times because no broker will
stop in the headlong rush to make
out a daylight statement. The cus
tomers know they will find their
settlement sheet in the morning
Orders must be accompanied by
cash and no margin trading is tol
erated for that takes too much
clerical work and brings grey hair
to the brokers.
The heaviest orders do not come
from the well dressed town man.
It is the common occurrence to
see a man dressed in weather
stained overalls and ragged slouch
hat extract a roll of bills from his
jeans to cover an order Involving
possifely several thousand dolrars.
None of the veteran traders
place their money and let it ride
on a stock. They keep taking prof
its on the theory that no one ever
lost by such procedure. They go
back again and again, though per
haps in the final plunge the mar
ket turns suddenly and swallows
every precious dollar.
The excitement in the San Fran
cisco stock market is reflected
here daily and one order from
Tonopah appears to have more in
fluence on the San Francisco mar
ket than a dozen from outside
Cashier Shows Signs of Worry;
Sentence Will be Today
EUGENE. March 17. (AP.)
Harriet Weatherson, Florence
bank cashier, will be sentenced by
Judge Skipworth of the circuit
court tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock for embezzlement. She
entered her plea of guilty this
morning and time for sentence
was immediately announced by the
judge. Miss Weatherson appeared
worn and weary from worry over
the case when in court today,
spectators noting a great deal of
difference in her appearance since
she first came back from Birming
ham, Ala., in company with Henry
Bergman, president of the bank,
who was sentenced a few days ago
tc serve 13 years in prison.
Federal Inspectors Conclude
Third Day of Hearing at
River Town
Case to Be Finally Ended During
Day; Business 3eu and Oth
ers From Lower Columbia
Favor' Plan
LONG VIEW, Wash., March 17.
(AP) The third day of the fed
eral commission inquiry into the
merits of the propos sd Longview,
Wash., Rainier, Ore., toll bridge
was concluded I here ; tonight and
those cnoducting the hearing ad
journed to Portland , where the
case win be closed tomorrow. Be
fore leaving for Portland the com
mission viewed the bridge site
from the Washington side, then
crossed the ferry to Rainier, Ore.,
where views were tal;en from the
eminence of the C6lumbia river
highway. .
Among witnesses called this
afternoon was F. M. Sweet, As
toria harbor master, recently ap
pointed a member of the Oregon
Pilots' commission. Sweet declar
ed the proposed bridge would
under no circumstance prove a
hazard to navigation, in contradic
tion to assertions of Portland and
(Continued on pa? 5.)
Seattle Gathering to Hare Dele
gates From All Northwest
SEATTLE, Mareh.17 AP)
Apple growers and business men
of Idaho, Oregon and Washing
ton are to meet in Seattle tomor
row to discuss problems confront
ing fruit growers and to system
ize shipping and marketing . of
Pacific northwest apples and to
prevent concentration of produce
in overstocked markets. The con
vention was arranged after horti
cultural meetings at Yakima and
Wenatchee last January at which
a committee was appointed to visit
the apple growing districts of the
three states and discuss the situa
tion with those interested.
The committee, which consists
of H. C. Bohkle of GTand View,
chairman: M. Rumohr, of Leaven
worth, secretary; William Mc
Gonagle, of Selah; E. G. Ziokler,
of Buena; C. W. Ludwig of Pe-
shastin and E. W. Simons of
Cashmere, Wash., adn King Ben
ton of Hood River, Ore., will pre
sent their report at, the confer
ence tomorrow.
Taylor Must Show Judge Reason
for Not Being in Contempt
irrrr.wv. Marrh 17. (AP-1
Sheriff Frank Taylor today was
cited to appear before Juage bKip
wrth of the circuit court to show
cause why he should not be pun
ished for contempt or court, -me
citation arose from the sheriff's
refusal to allow Fred E. Smith,
attorney for Albert Brownlee, ac
cused murderer, to interview Mel
vin Jpffers. n material witness for
the state In the case, without an
officer being present, alter tne
judge bad made an order giving
the attorney that privilege. The
sheriff said that tne aistrici at
torney, who is backing him in his
stand, will file an answer in the
case toracrrow.
Railway System Plans Outlay of
27,300,000 in Northvfest
PORTLAND. March 17. (AP.)
- Expenditures in this territory
by the Union Pacific railway sys
tem in 1927 will approximate S27,-
500.000, it was announcea touay
hv J. P. O'Brien, general manager
r h Oreeon-Washineton Rail
road & Navigation company unit of
the system. Expenaitures or tne
Oregon-Washington - unit locally
r einected to exceed those of
1826, which amounted to 310,475,-
- On Improvement projects speci
fically listed by O'Brien, the O-W
R & N will expend more than 12,
Immediate Action Toward Raising
" ; Duty Urged on; COolldgo -
WASHINGTON. March, 17.-r-f
AP) Immediate action ; on' the
application of flax growers tor an
Increase itt the duty on' flax In
order to benefit; this years crop
was urged- upon' President Cool
id ge today by ; Representative
Burtness, republican. North Da
kota,. -: ' V j V.;: ',"
Alleged Head of Band Caught Try
, ing to Sell "Dope' to Law
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 17.
(AP.) A huge narcotic ring,
whose operations federal agents
believe had extended into several
southern states, was thought to
have been broken up here today
with the arrest of August Scon
trino, alleged bead of the ring, and
two other men:
Along with Scontrino they held
Angelo Pinez, an alleged undesir
able alien, and Daniel Gold, charg
ed with serving as Scontrino's go
between in dealing, with prospec
tive narcotic purchasers.
A fleet of 11 automobiles in
which officers believe Scontrino
make quick deliveries, and auto-i-iatics
with 25,000 rounds of am
munition with which they think
tbe cargoes were protected, also
were in the hands of officers.
The arrest came after officers
had arranged for the purchase of
125 ounces or narcotics at J500
an ounce. Two ounces of the
prospective purchase already had
been delivered to agents as sam
ples. Officers' telephoned Scontrino
that they had found the samples
satisfactory and went to his place
in "Little Italy" in the lower part
cf the French quarter to procure
the remainder. They found Pinez
with Scontrino. Both men were
arrested. Scontrino being relieved
of an automatic
A search of his quarters reveal
ed two other weapons and the am
munition, whil9 five automobiles
parked in the street, and six oth
ers, all bearing licenses issued to
Scontrino, also were seized.
Woman Dies Wothout Relatives,
Leaves All to "Kitty Boy"
LOS ANGELES, March 17.
(AP) Kitty Boy. a five-year-old
cat, will never have to sing a hard
luck song from "an alley fence nor
risk a housewife's broom to beg
at kitchen doors. He has fallen
heir to an estate that insures com
fort for all of his nine lives.
The will of the late Mrs. Eliza
beth Lynch of Long Beach, filed
in probate court here today,
leaves a life insurance policy, real
estate worth several thousand dol
lars and personal property of $500
all to Kitty Boy. Mrs. Lynch,
who died March 19 last at the age
of 60 years, had no children nor
immediate relatives. Kitty Boy
was all she had.
The will provides that a house
at .Long Beach be given free of
rent to a tenant who will agree
to treat Kitty Boy "like a hu
T. 31. Hicks to Erect Building on
Fraternal Tentylo Site
Early construction of a business
Mock -on the fornuir site of .the'
fraternal temple on North Liberty
street was forecast Thursday fol
lowing the purchase of the prop
erty from the Woodman of the
World by T. M.- HickSv who is plan
ning to build .but is not ready" o
announce just what sort of Dtum
ing he will erect. It is expected
that three store rooms will be
provided on the ground floor. Ne
gotiationos for leasing are already
under way.
This property. 58 by 165 feet,
was owned by the Fraternal Tem
ple association until early this
week, when It was transferred to
the Woodmen. The fraternal tem
ple, formerly the Elks building,
burned down last winter.
President Still Able to Sign Papers
In Spite of Hurt
(AP.) President Coolldge was re
quired to apply bandages to a lame
right wrist and "hand, the cause
of which remains somewhat of a
mystery at the White House.
Everett Sanders, his secretary,
said the wrist and hand had been
bothering the president, for seve
ral days and when it became some
what swollen today Mr, Cool id ge
was advised by nis physician. Dr.
James F. Coupal, to apply band
ages. " '
The president was able to use
his hand, however, to sign the
numerons papers which came to
his attention and appeared not to
be suffering any pain, "-i
Charles Mack, Movie Actor. Killed
1" In Automobile Wreck r J
(AP)- Charles Emmet t Mack, 23,
motiea picture actor, was killed
here this afternoon when his auto
mobile collided with the car of
Catherine. Callahan of West River
side.' Mack, who lived In Holly
wood, was a featured player for
Warner Brothers, " ; v:; .0
State Already Recognized as
Leader in Wide Movement
to Curb Evil
Pistol Manufacturers Murt Take
Out License; Arsenal of
Crooks' New Weapons is
Put on Display j
ALBANY, N. Y., March 17.
(AP New York state, already
recognized as the leader in. the
wide movement to curb crime by
strengthening criminal statutes,
is going even further- in that di
rection. This become evident today
when .only slight opposition de
veloped at a joint hearing on forty
bills introduced by the Banner
crime commission. Less than half
a dozen of the proposed laws came
under attack and only one de
signed to expand operation of the
law dealing with carrying con- 4
cealed weapons brought organ
ized opposition.
The bill principally attacked.
would require pistol manufactur
ers and dealers to take ont a state
licence, would extend the permit
requirements to include not only
pistols and revolvers of the com
mon type, but also weapons mado
by cutting off the stock and part
of the barrel of a shotgun, the'
new air pressure pistols imported
from England, and various- con
trivances for shooting x charges'
loaded with gas.
Another provision would place
the presumption of guilt as to
possession on all persons riding
in an 'automobile In which there
is found a pistol.
Opponents of the pistol bill1
were representatives of marks
men's clubs and several private-
citizens who expressed the opin
ion that it was the constitutional '
right of every man to carry arms'
and defend himself.
In connection with the bllls'an
arsenal of crime was exhibited ln -the
state chamber. The weapons
included one double barrelled 28
gauge shotgun, sawed off to a
length of twenty Inches" and with
the butt whittled down to the.
form of a pistol grip. This was
(Ccstinned an pn S.) ' '
About Forty Prominent Raisers
From Marlon and Polk r .
Counties Present . ' -r '
An interesting meeting of poul-
trymen was held in the auditor
ium of the Salem chamber oC com
merce last evening, which was at- :
tended by about 40 of Polk and -Marion
counties' most prominent
poultrymen and hatcherymen. The
meeting was held under the aus
pices of the Marion-Polk County 1
Poultry association. L. E. Weeks
presiding antj Introducing the
speaker of the evening. Prof. A. G. tt
Lunnr head of the poultry depart-'
ment at Oreeon" Agricultural col
lege. Mr. Weeks, in his introduc
tory remarks, explained the ob
jects of the newly organised Marion-Polk
Poultry association, and '
extended an Invitation to all the
poultrymen present i not already
members to join the association at -the-
close of the meeting by paying
the membership fee of J I. ,
Professor Lunn's subject - was -"Poultry
Management" and he
usea very interesting charts and
records to show the average year
ly production compiled month by
month of flocks of 290 and over .
pullets under the college grain and
mash feeding schedules whi;h also
included tntllr ni rrMn anf -
one or two per cent of cod liver ,,
oil at such seasons . as - needed
when green feed was not -available'
in the usual quantities. ; ,
Modern Slethods
He emphasized the fact that reg
ularity in feeding was very Im
portant, and that lights to prolong
the day for the fowls In the late -fall
and winter season seemed to .
increase the vigor 'and vitality of ,
the fowls and lower the mortal
ity, s Many hens Jay Ing 200 eggs
a year were produced under this
method. He said It had been fully
demonstrated . that . eastern and
htid-western farm flocks could not
compete with. Padacf coast Hocks
in production. While their aver
age. In well bred flocks was around -13
S eggs Ber hen, in a? year, the"
average of; the commercial farm '
flocks of Oregon was from 150 to
18Seggs per hen,, and a good many -well
managed Oregon and Wasii-
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