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Elsinore Celebpated First Anniversary of the Opening
Appreciation of &3c;fe la Cxdvir:
WEATHER FORECAST: General ly
cloudy: moderate temperature; moderate
northwest and west winds. Mrixlmnm tem
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river 3.2;' rainfall, a traee: atmosphere,
port cloudy: -wind, northwest.
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. Salem, Oregon, sAturt)ay morning, may 2&v 1927
PRICE ?TVE CENT3
', 1- ""'
SET FOR TODAY
Winners From Five County
Shows to Compete at
JUDGING STARTS EARLY
Canby Showing Friday Has Entry
I.Ut of 1t7. Lnrgefct f
ilu Kive Preliminaries;
Winners from rhe five county
.(1s v futile shown which hate
ho n he ld during the week at Mc
vlinnville. Alh.iny. Independence,
( nnl.y. and Sa4em. will compete at
t bf- iate fair grounds this morn
in;; in the Willamette valley
. liampionship show.
judging wi41 start as soon as the
i. -itt le can he assembled, prohahly
l,y 10 oVlQck. Professor William
iK-frui". rnivernity of California,
will officiate again tomorrow. He
h;i. j u deed all the county meets.
Kntry Ust Inrge
i;ililons were laced on the blue
blooded Jerseys of Clackamas
. ounty yesterday at the county
fair grounds in Canby. There
were 147 entries, the largest en
try list of any of the county shows,
inn) constituting a larger nnmber
o cattle than is usually shown at
some of the leading' fair.. At Al
bany and at Independence there
were 110 entries listed.
A feature of the Canby show
was the entry of 1 8 animals by
calf club members. The awards
in this group were as follows: 2-year-old
cow, Ursell Livingston;
-enior yearling heifer Vernon
Heppler; junior yearling heifer,
John Lienharf ; senior heifer calf,
Cordon Andrews aadtnnlor heifer
ralf. Pern . Gribble. Stonewall
Jackson, won the calf club Judg
ryk contest with a score of 55 out
5tfca possible 300. .
I'rizes in the big show were as
follows: Bulls, 2 years and 'over,
John Sottwold, with 'Carjy on
Vliv"; 1 to 2-year-blf bull. C. S.
Marks with "You'll DoPiroli"";
under 1 year bntl, fl. ft. Ban-Iier,
with unnamed calf; 6-year-old
cow, A. Dribble with Cassie'8 Nel
lie; 1 -year-old cow, J. O. Kreaft
iil Cassies' Opal; 3-year-old cow.
". If. Damlier with Lion Farm
Uosie; 2-year-old cow, Mrs. O. E.
Huston with Leonnets Ihike's But-tei-nip;
senior yearling, Tiddledy-
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TO OCEAN DIVER
!KMK RESCUES HODY OF RE
rRVT TI G WRECK VICTIM
Attacks Fearsome tWU Fish'ATitli
Pike Pole; Fight
Under Water -
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.,
May 27. CAP")-A huge octupus,
bearing in its tentacles the body
of one of five men who went
down on the tug ' Warren early
Tuesday, today gave up Its human
l.riae after an hour's- battle fifty
feet under water wfth'A. B. Hook,
a diver. Hook related here tonight
"ipon arriving ' .with the body.
The diver' tfas wider water re
tiring a fish trap, he said, when
be sighted the devil fish making
its way along j the bottom of the
tmd with the body In its'em
brace. . h5 i ,
Seizing a pi Re pole, Hook at'
tacked the sea monster. ' '
Minutes' wore on as the diver
thrnst and lunged fit her octupus
which gave savage battle but
grimly held to the body which It
had salvaged f roitt a watery graye.
Time after tlrne the- devil fish
warded off the spear 'with the
power of its flinging" arms.
The water , was becoming
cloudy. Centering his: thrusts on
the middle portion of the spider
iike demon,, Hook? literally cut his
tentacled adversary' fo ribbons be
fore, the death struggle ended.
ip ocfuBn BalP back, appar
i fjy mortally- Wdonded. find 1st
gffi the muddy boftonr of the sound
-- "v iv ipim loose me tsnr
acles frbm roud the body.
in Port Townsend tonight the
hody .was partially identified- as
II. Healy cook on the1 Ill-fated
tug. Attempts' were .being made
to get In touch with hU relatives,
who Jire thought, tp live ' near A
lanta, Ca. . " '
FACED IN SOUTH
REFUGEES CROWDED, INTO
New F1oor Ravages Appear Along
Atrliafalaya; Ranu Teche
Report o1 Rising
LAKAYRTTR, Ia.. May 27.
UP.)- The menace of an epi
demic among the thousands of
Acadian refugees huddled in small
ftontel cities presented a problem
to Secretary of Commerce Hoover
Visiting the two largest camps
housing the Atehafalaya river ba
sin, refugees at Opelousas and 'La
fayette, Hoover found that the
crowding of flood victims, -white
and negroes, into small tented
cantonments, and under cotton or
sugar haling warehouses had cre
ated serious menaces to health.
lie at once made a re-allocation
of encampments to dry, higher
areas and ordered them to be
fashioned like army cantonments,
with hoard floors for the tents.
NEW ORLEANS, May 27.
(AP) N' flood ravages appear
ed along both extremities of sthe
Atehafalaya river today. Waters
sweeping through a crevasse atJ
McCrea drove hundreds from their J
homes as backwater welled up in
tp the northern tip of Pointe
Along Bayou Teche. near the
southern extremity of the same
river, torrents from that stream
were joining backwaters to flood
the ritreet of New Iberia and
threaten the town with isolation.
-VhiI some residents made them
selves ready to- withstand the
.-atery siege, other hundreds de
serted their homes for refugee
The McCrae crevasse n the
east side of the Atehafalaya river
is approximately 130 miles north
west of New Orleans, and on the
opposite side of the Mississippi
river. The break in the levees
already has widened to 2,000 feet,
and more than 230 square miles
of fertile cane lands have been
covered; by the stream pouring in
te Pointe- Cmrpee parish. '
MUSIC TEACHERS ELECT
Elizabeth Levy of Salem Named
EUGENE, May 27. (AP)
Mrs. Clifford- Moore of Portland
was elected president of the Ore
gon Music Teachers' association
at its business meeting to'day. She
was formerly recording secretary
of the organization and she suc
ceeds CJeorge Wilbur Heed in the
Other officers elected are Mrs.
Charles Heinline of Roseburg, vice
president;' Franck Eic.henlaub of
Pbrtland. treasurer; Elizabeth
Johnson" of Portland, recording
secretary, and Elizabeth Levy, Sa-
k-Un, corresponding secretary. Mrs.
Hemline and Mr. Eichenlaub suc
ceed themselves In their positions.
Miss Levy succeeds Mrs. Gertrndft
Hoeher-Peterson "as! corresponding
secretary, and Miss Johnson suc
ceeds Mrs. Mobre as recording sec
re tary. . '.. v.', '"'; - , ' - 4
PHATUM stoUe looted
EeaiMvf Convict Park Take Food
tad Clothing In Flight
H. C. Park, convict, who last
Wednesday escaped from the fimt
department of the Oregon -state
penitentiary, Thursday sight en
tered ahdrobbed a mercantile es
tablishment at Pratum. The cap
and overalls worn by Park at the
time of his escape from the prison
were found in the store this morn
ing. ' - .
Officers said that Park appro
priated a pair of shoes, hat and a
small - quantity of groceries;- A
posste of 15 men combed the hills
yesterday In th Pratum vicinity
in' an effort to apprehend the con
.Vict; U'V :'-'" f:- V
, 'Park was received last Decem
ber at the prison--ta se-rvw thre
years for burglary committed in
Sherman 'county. , ' " '-' '
AGENTS VISIT SALEM
Group Visit State Inwtltafinn
nd liocnl liulusfrles '
Members of the Oregon Asso
ciation of Purchasing "'agents
passed yesterday in Salem Inspect
ing the purchasing departments of
the, state, highway Tom mission nd
other state activities. Thejr' were
entertained at luncheon at noon. '
1 The- visitors later wentr, to the
state penitentiary, Miles Linen
mills and other local industries. '
1 The junket was . in charge of
Leon Hirsch; bnyer'for a Portland
department 'store. and S. R. 'Gil
lette of. the state highway depart
Then Forced to Slay Woman
Who Attacked With Ma
CABULLA LIBERAL HEAD
Captain Richards Goes to Renion
st rate About Treatment of
Natives; Weapons Are
Seized l.v Natives
MANAGUA, Nicaragua. May 27.
(APi Attacked with a machete
in the hands of a woman while
temonstrating with the bandit
chieftain, Cabiulla, early today.
Capt. William P. Richards of the
1'nited States marine corps, shot
find killed Cabulla, who had drawn
a revolver ana men was torcea to
kill the woman in self defense, say
aavices received here from t nin-
Captain Richards had gone to a
house in which Cabulla was, stay
ing to remonstrate against the
mal-treatment of several inhabi
tants by the bandit leader. As
Tlichards entered the door he was
attacked by a woman in the house
with a machete while 1 Cabulla
leaped from his bed and drew a
revolver. Captain Richards there
upon drew his own weapon and
fired, killing Cabulla instantly and
then was forced to kill the woman
Cabulla, who was described as a
"liberal bandit" leader, was called
the Pancho Villa of Nicaragua and
had been credited with 60 killings.
He virtually controlled a large part
of the northwestern frontier sec-
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SERVICE CLUB ELECTS
'Hike" Oh ling Chosen President
of Salem Lions Club
Merrill D. Ohllng was elected
president of the Salem Lions club
at the annual election held yes
terday. He succeeds Harry W.
Other officers elected were C. A.
Swope. secretary treasurer; Frank
Sherwin, first vice president;
Charles Hudkins, second vice pres
ident; Robert Aiken, third vice
president; Henry Crawford ami
C. F. Giese. directors-. All . can
didacies except those fofdirector
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X.XXvXX- NATION". x -N N '
xxj Mif '
LIONS TO BUILD '
CLUR SPENT 94800 IN YEAR,
ACCORDING' TO REPORT
Delegates to Convention Make Re
port; 112 Convent lop
to Re Here
Salem Lions will sponsor the
erection of a YWCA cabin near
Mehama, to he completed by July
1 for use during the summer camp
ing period of the organization. The
work was first undertaken last
year and several hundred dollars
I was raised for the purpose, but
! the plans failed to materialize on
til the meeting yesterday.
! The property on which the cabin
j will be built was donated to the
i YWCA by Joseph Albert, cashier
'of the First National bank of Sa
lem, and is consldefed an attrac
tive location for a girls' camp.
Reports were read by Dr. C.
W. Emmons, chairman of the
building committee, concerning
the financial ability of the 500
fcirls who will attend camp this
year. ; It was found that less than
one-third of the girls are unable
to contribute to the support oM
such an enterprise over and! above-
r.rf.,t i,v a
costs, which are cov
blanket assessment of
I " per week.
' Because parents of many of the
girls were equally if not better
r.ble to make a self assessment for
the benefit of the proposed project
than the members of the club
themselves, the question was de
bated actively before being put
to a vote. It carried by a sub
The park improvement project
was reported to be half completed
and the application of paint Jto
(Continued on Pa 3.)
CROSSING CRASH FATAL
Glen C. Graves of Portland Killed,
DALLAS. Ore., May 27. (AP)
Glen C. Graves. 65, of Portland
was killed today, and S. L. Ste
wart MCey,-ste" repreaetiia
tive of Polk county was injured,
perhaps fatally, when an automo
bile driven by Stewart was struck
by a Southern Pacific electric
train at McCoy
Stewart evidently drove, his ma-J
chine on the track directly in
front of the train, it was said, and
apparently did not see the train
which had just left the station.
The heavy sedan was carried 75
feet and tossed against a tele
graph pole from which it rebound
ed against the moving cars-.
Graves was thrown though the
windshield, his head striking the
telegraph pole. Stewart was not
thrown? out and the automobile
was demolished about him. An
inquest will be held, A. L. Ked
ney, coroner said.
MEMORIAL DAY PROCESSION
TO START AT tS3ff'P. M. '
All Patriotic Organizations
Take Part; Cars Wanted
for O. A. R. Vets
The route for the Memorial
day parade was announced yester
day by Col. Carle Abrams, marshal
of the day. ,
The marchers will go along
Commercial to Court, up Court
to Church, from Church to State,
from State to Liberty, and on
Liberty to the armory where, the
first service will be held.
, The reviewing stand will be
erected at the corner, of Liberty
,and State, in front of the Firstv.
The parade will start promptly
,at 1:3$, and alt patriotic organi
zations and others which plan to
participate are asked to be on hand
A special request Is being made'
for cars to transport aged ex-soldiers
and members of the DAR.
T'he Salem Military band, the
Chemawa Indian school band and
the American-Legion drum corps
will furnish the music in the par
ade. Complete plans for the pro
gram Monday will be announced
today by the council of the' patri
otic organizations which has been
working on the program for the
The tentative plan provides for
cemetery services in the morning,
followed by services at the Wil
lamette river bridge honoring the
sailors who lost their lives at sea.
VALSETZ MEN RESPOND
Over JM Received Yesterday;
More Funds Needed Now '
Evlery man employed by the
Cobbs Mitcheil Lumber com
pany of Valsetz donated $l-to the
Mississippi relief fund yesterday,
and as a result the total amount
jr ceLyed from tbujttlslpwja sal
$S X i. so. This brings the general
total for the Willamette district
of the. Red Cross to $3247. 6.
Over S60 was received yester
day, according to Dr. Henry E.
Morris, chairman of the drive, and
he believes that the district will
raise the $3600 i quota "within the
next few days. '
The need for money in the flood
areas is increasing as more sec
tions are being inundated. The
homeless people need help, and
so the citizens; are rallying to
tLeir aid, .
Words of praise are due the men
of Valsetz for their noteworthy
example. wh!eh many others
should follow. They have estab
lished a precedent which very few
places In the-country may equal. '
Ndte Delivered to Soviet Le
gation Requesting De- .
parture in 10 Days
TRADE NOT DISRUPTED
Arcos, Ltd., Permitted to Continue
legitimate Ruslness; Public
not Grently Concerned
LONDON, May 27. (AP)
Great Britain's six year experi
ment in trying to live in ordinary
peaceful international relations"
with Soviet Russia came to an end
A note signed by Foreign Minis
ter Chamberlain was delivered
this morning to Chesham HOOBe,
the Soviet legation, severing of
ficial relations between the two
countries and requesting Soviet
Charge D' Affaires Rosengolz to
leave the country with his staff
inside of ten days. Anglo-Soviet
relations thus revert to the posi
tion prior to 1921 when the trade
agreement was terminated today
The British note delivered to
day Is the last of a long series of
diplomatic" protests made by suc
cessive British governments
against anti-British propaganda
alleged to be carried on by the
Soviets in all parts of the world.
The note Is couched" in the us
ual polite' language of diplomacy,
but goes straight to the point. It
requires the withdrawal of all of
ficial Russian representatives
from Great- Britain within : ten
days, but does hot seek to inter-
Anglo-Russian trad or the legi
timate commercial operations" of
Arcos, Ltd., the Russian trade or
ganization in London, which con-
( Continued on Pa?e 4.)
DALLAS PAPERS COMBINE
Earle Richardson. Publisher of
Observer, Buys Ifemizer
DALLAS. May 27: (AP)
The Polk County Itemizer and the
Polk County Observer. .Dallas
publications, have consolidated to
become effective June 1. The new
publication will be known as the
Polk County Itemizer-Observer.
with the Itemizer the dissolving
The Itemizer has been publish
ed for 52 years and the Observer
for 3 9 years, the latter first in
Monmouth but In its present lo
cation since 188!. Earle Rich
ardson, owner of the consolidation
bought the Observer in 1924. M.
L.' Boyd, editor of the Itemizer
will stay in Dallas for the present
according to the announcement
made Thursday in the Observer.
The plant of the Observer is
modern througho-t and severa
additions will he made to accom
modate the added business involv
ed. Negotiations are reported
underway for the construction of
a modern home for the paper, an
nouncements of which are to ha
73S Accidents In Week Subject to
There were four fatalities In
Oregon due to Industrial accidents
during the-week ending May 26,
according toa report prepared by
the state industrial accident com
mission. ." f ..f
The victims were Clarence Ad
ams, Bend, game warden; Joseph
Kuppe, Leneve, logger; Robert M.
McKamey, Astoria,, chaser, ;and
Clifford liaMear, SilTertoiL'logiger.
. There were 738 f accidents . re
torted' to the commission which
were subject to the provisions of
the workmen's compensation act.:
INJURIES PROVE SERIOUS
Sllverton f Girl Hurt in. " Train
wreck.: Not" Impwrtnjf . ; jr-; :
SILVERTONf;. Orv May . 27
( Special, ) Miss Clara King, who
-narrowly escaped instant' death
on May 20, la the .railroad wreck
In which Clifford La Mere was
killed, la net Improving according
to a report from the Silvertoa "hos
pital today. , It is feared that she
may Have suffered more aerlou
internal Injuries than was at first
READILY IN CITY
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WAfU
DISPOSE OP SUPPLY :
Legion Poppy, Made by Disabled
Service Men, to be Avail- !
Poppies! Yes, they sold like the
proverbial hot cakes yesterdays tor
both the Veterana of Forelgrf
Wars and the American Legion
Marion post 661, VFW, sold. out
their supply Friday f tern o on and
immediately threw influence, add
sales force to the aid of the Amer
ican -Legion auxiliary.
Ladies of the Legion are at
tempting the largest sale in the
history of ex-service relief work
here, and Commander Baker of
the VFW has offered the services
of his sales- force for this task.
ernment hospitals. The Legion
poppy will be sold, almost exclus
ively in Salem today, as only a fer
of the VFW "Buddy" poppies will
be available. Every effort will be
made "to dispose of at least 3,000
legion flowers. .
Chairmen of both sales organi
zations are calling attention to. the
fact that all of these popples .are
made by. disabled veterans in gof-
Thls means that the Legion
poppy Is made by', veterans at the
Hanneman hospital in Portland,
while a great many of the VFyi
flowers come from the federal Vet
erans hospital located in eastern
Washington, as well as frontother
veteran hospitals. Poppy said
funds are devoted to general et
servl!e relief work everywhere..'
The Salem chapter of American
War Mothers has" sent both' or
ganizations generous cbeck3 for
thin work and there have , been,
several instances where individnaW
Insisted on paying more than. the
customary 10 cents for the littlV
tokens of mercy.
Henry O. Miller, of the VFW,
and Commander Baker yesterday
expressed appreciation for the re
ception recorded .the ."Buddy"
poppy sales, and request that the
public continue to give aid to the
work as it is now progressing. ,
GIRL EDITOR OF. CLARION
Miss Lucy Brown Elected to Suc
ceed Charles Bier
Miss Lucy Brown, . daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Walter H7 Brown,
945 North Summer street, . was
named to succeed Robert Bishop
as Weekly Clarion editor, at a spe
cial election held yesterday morn
ing at the high school. Charles
Bier, who waa chosen for the po
sition at the regular election, re
signed, giving as his reason a
heavy scholastic schedule for -neit
, Miss Brown has been a meaber
of the Clarion staff tKia year. in
charge of exchanges and story as
signments. She is the first girl
to hold the editorship for a nunf
ber of years. Her staff for, next
year will be announced soon.
THREE ALLEGED SLAYERS
Baker Brothers and Son of One
.Charged ,Witti Murder ' ;
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 27.
(AP) Luther Baker, 59 "his
brother, E11U Baker, 47, and
Lewis Baker, 21, son of Ellis, were
chargedvwltli firstdegree murder
today fn an. lnTormation filed by
Dale McMullen. county prosecutor.
The men are charged with,- the
slaying of Sheriff LestervM.' Wood
oh May 22". The" sheriff Was killed
when he and his deputies t were
raiding a moonshine stilrsaldto
have been operated by the Bakers.
The men -are held without bail.
The three men are also chargd
with manufactuT, possession' and
sale of liquor-and bail under this
charge is set at $4,000 each.
AUTO SPLINTERS POLE
Cars Go "Hound and "Round in
Two automobtlesfwent "Vound
and round at the corner ot Mill
and Winter streets yesterday af
ternoon, when Walter ? A. Carf,
taxi driver for . Troy Woods, col
lided wth M. F. Xewls, 2105 South
Liberty street. ; r,..zJj:: ;
.According to a report filed at
the police station Carr was driv
ing east on Mill street as Lewis
was coming into Mill from Winter,
lewla endeavored to stop when he
a Carr coming; and, It Is said,
skidded' his car 20 feet in the at
tempt. . - "
-" The two . cars - came together,
however, and spinned round, and
round, r Carr'a antomohfle finally
striking a telephone post and sev
ered it at Its base. Both ears were
badly smashed op. but no, one, "tfas.
ADDED TO LISTii
. Against. Assessment and
' Nestucca Laws j
Secretary ' of Slate to Clteek oa
legality of NAmes; Liity Used
- it'o. DiscHnitnatc,. Declarecf
In Statement (
Predictions that the so-ealle.f
propertyVtseessment law andT.tha
NestUcca , closing law, enacted at
the last legislative session, would
be "attacked' by referendum. 'at" the
special electidn June 28. wero
coriffrmed Friday when" petition
asking for a referendum vote were
filed In; t,he' state deparlment. It
was" the last day on which filing
was permitted by law.
Petitions for referring the pro
perty; aspoRsme.nt1 law. filed L.
B. Smith, secretary of the Greater
Oregon 'association with head
quarters In Portland, contain 13,-
389' 'signatures; or about' ,00i
in excess of the jiumbet Teqnlred
to place" the referendum measum
oh the ballot. - . .
" ' Allt Che, k N'uniet J
If the check of the secretary pP
state shows that the, signatures
are regular the -referendum meas
ure willjappear on the ballot at
the" special election next month.
Mrs-. Smith, who brought the pe
tions to Salem, aald that virtually
every county In Oregon was repre
sented among the signatures.
The law under, referendum at
tack, was recommended .v hy tho
state tax Investigating committee
and was known as house bill 72 .
irptovlcTcd addlHohar powers for
county asbessorg in determining
property "Valuations and gave the
state tax commission authority to
reassess in cae where the valua
tions fixed by county assessors
were declared to be unfair or un
reasonable. : f
. StAtemcnt Issued
, Tb,e fact that these petitions
have been filed referring the law ,
to " the voters for approval or re
jection does not mean that the act
was not well considered by tho
legislature,; read a statement Is
sued by Miy. Smith here today.
-. .tvhn. tkn 'hluA hlanlci was
authorized the worst fears of the
(Contlnufd on Pe 4.)
GAS WELL tlRE
TORCH PUT OUT
EXPLOSIVE "EXPERT SUCCESS
FVL AVlTTf NTTKO CHARGE
Ietl)M From Explosion
,-: Eight; Frre - Killed.
Colorado Mine "
BORGKR, Texas, May 27.
(AP)-l"The 200 foot torch ot fir
flaming from a gas well in tho
heart of SaAford, oil boom town
near here was blown out at 11 "15
o'clock tonight on the second shot,
'Tex Thornton, explosive ex
pert and. hero of many battles
against fire in the mid-continent
oil fields, made preparations early
tonight for carrying the charge
of nitroglycerine to, the base olj
the huge finger of fire and setting;
it off. '
Thornton tested out his flro
proof suit which he wore in ap
proaching the burning well with.'
his charge of explosives, by eight
excursions -into the crater of tho
flaming gaser today.
Directing: a ere w of men like
wise clad, he fastened cables to
the "Wrecked ' machinery. Tha
cables were carried to . motor;:
trucks a block away and the ma-
chinery hauled out.
- Steam .boilers were groflped:
around the well and four lines ot
hose were 'laid to shoot spray ofi
steam on the, gasser -after tht
nitroglycerine had snuTfed out thj(
f lime for an instant,
. .Deaths from the explosion -that?
started the' fire reached eight to
jr.; . i
To lessen the chance ot a ire
mature explosion, the grour. "
around . the, well was drect!..
with .water. Between 60 asi 7
quarts of tfc explosive were
tained In the big capsule prc;ar .
by.Thornton. The capsule -r-;-,
sheathed in asbestos to trotct i
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