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p " THE WEATHER
' MOSTLY CLOUDY, few scattered
showers this evening,, occasional
light rain tonight; partly cloudy
with scattered showers, Saturday.
Low tonight, 44; high Saturday, 57.
69th Year, No. 93
Salem, Oregon, Friday, April 19, 1957 :
Bntorad as stcond class
matter at Sftlem. Or -
Property Tax Cut
For Homes Wins
In First Test
By PAUL W. HARVEY JR.
Associated Press Writer .
- The Senate Taxation
Committee gave tentative
: approval Friday to a meas-
ure to give property tax
relief to home owners and to double
the property tax on utilities.
At the same time, the Senate
voted 29 to 1 and sent to the House
a bill to issue $12,600,000 worth of
i' bonds to modernize the Oregon
' Coast Highway in Curry County.
" The tax measure would grant
$.1,000 exemptions in levying prop-
; erty taxes on homes which are
occupied by the owner.
Would Soak Utilities
v Utilities would be assessed at
double the rate of other classes
- of property. This would be a de
parture from the principle that all
classes of property should be
' taxed uniformly.
The Senate committee approved
the amendment 5-2, but it did not
take final action on the measure.
Supporters argued that the
amendment is justified because
the 1955 Legislature reduced util
ity property taxes in shifting them
to the corporation excise tax.
The House Taxation Committee
introduced its corporation tax bill,
which boosts the utility taxes un
der the corporation levy from 4
to 7 per cent of income. The same
bill raises other classes of corpor
ations from 6 to 7 per cent.
The coast bond bill would per
mit construction of the 35-mile
stretch of Coast Highway between
Gold Beach and Brookings in the
next five, years. Supporters of the
bill said that without the bonds,
it would take 15 to 20 years.
Only Belton Opposed
Sen. Howard C. Belton (R),
Canby, cast the lone vote against
It would increase the amount of
outstanding highway bonds to 78
Sen. R. F. Chapman (D), Coos
Bay, said the 35-mile section con
- -tains 350 curves.
' He said the Coast is losing many
tourists because northbound mo
torists are advised at Crescent
City, Calif., to take the Redwood
Highway to Grants Pass.
Chapman said the route now is
in the same condition as it was
35 or 40 years ago when it was
built wan mules and scrapers.
Sen. Andrew J. Naterlin D
Newport, said the new route
would shorten the distance by
The House voted 38-17 and sent
to the Senate a bill to make non
profit hospitals and rest homes
liable to damage suits for injury
to person or property.
Another bill approved by the
House and sent to the Senate
would create a ragweed control
area throughout Western Oregon.
The Department of Agriculture
would supervise control of the
weed that causes hay fever, and
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ROSEBURG (tfl State Rep,
E. J. Littrell, Medford. was
shaken up but not seriously in
jured in a traffic collision near
Myrtle Creek, south of here,
State police said Littrell, driving
toward Medford on Highway 99,
tv'owed his car to avoid people
picking up items which had
spilled from a trailer, onto the
His car was struck from behind
by one driven by Ralph Lynn
Iholts, 18, Canyonville. The Iholts
car in turn was hit by a third car.
After police had helped pull the
Littrell car from a roadside ditch
where it had been knocked by the
impact, the representative and
Mrs. Lillrcil continued on, then-
Go to Jupiter,
Only to Roof
WASHINGTON (UP)-The Uni
versity of Maryland has found its
missing 3,800-mile-an-hour space
It didn't leave for Jupiter after
It only went as far as the roof
of the University Administration
Moreover, campus police who
spent all day Thursday looking for
the 15-foot long "Terrapin" and
campus jokers suspect ib didn't
get to the four-story high roof on
its own power.
The 200-pound rocket lent to
the university by Republic Avia
tion Corp. had been on display in
the Student Union Building.
When officials opened up the
building Thursday morning, the
rocket was gone. A note lying in
Its place said:
"Farewell, earth people."
End of Road
.-: 6,1 tlK
NEW YORK George Metcsky, the Mad BombcrN who
. planted 32 home made explosives in New York public
places over the past 15 years, waves feebly from the
stretcher as he is carried from a Brooklyn hospital today
on the way to Mattawan state hospital for the criminal
Insane. It is expected to be the last journey for the 54-year-old
Watcrbury, Conn., bachelor. . Doctors say he is
dying of tuberculosis and psychiatrists say Metcsky is
mentally Incapable of standing trial. (AP Wirephoto)
Court Orders Conflict
In Elkins-Clark Trial
PORTLAND (IP) A conflict
federal court today threw the
B. Elkins and Raymond Clark
to leave some witnesses facing
Theory Hit by
ROCHESTER, N. Y. Wl Dr.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, director
of the Institute for Advanced
Study at Princeton, N.J., says he
questions the time-reversal prin
ciple, one of tnrce used to explain
basic laws of nuclear physics.
Onnenheimer, who directed
wartime development of the atom
bomb, explained his doubts in a
talk Thursday night at the 7th
annual conference on high energy
physics at the University of Roch
ester. About 300 top nuclear phy
sicists attended the conference.
In questioning the' principle of
time-reversal, Oppenheimer was
the second to cast doubt on the
validity of the classic trio desig
nated by the letters. "CPT."
Time-reversal of T states that
if time is reversed the sequence
of events that have occurred will
occur again, but in reverse se
Dr. Shen Ning Yang ot, tne
Institute for Advanced Study and
Dr. T. D. Lee of Columbia Uni
versity had attacked the principle
of parity or "P" a few months
ago. Parity says, in effect, that
any process which occurs in
nature can also occur as it would
be seen reflected in a mirror.
The third principle, charge con
junction or "C," states that a
charged particle must have a
negatively charged twin.
By the Barrel
SEATTLE VH Who got away
wilh the barrel of scotch?
The mystery of the missing
hogshead of imported stuff came
to light Thursday with the filing of
claims of $1. 248.64 against the
Port of Seattle.
The hogshead was one of 30 de
livered from Scotland to the Port
of Seattle last December for the
Washington State Liquor Control
Board, it disappeared Dec. 11.
There have been charges before
that dock workers upon occasion
have slipped a bottle or two under
their jackets on leaving the job.
But never anything like this.
This was 62H gallons; 630
pounds. Special stuff, too 114
proof; ready for "watering-down"
to 86 proof by the state agency.
The valuation breakdown is this
way: the whisky and the 14 hogs
head, $397.19: import duty. $101.-
43: interna! revenue tax, S7.i0.02.
The FBI has been trying to pick
up the scent.
a.FWVP jnn AWnnED
PORTLAND Wi The Army
Engineers Friday announced the
award of a $15,897 contract to the
Oak Electric Co., Oakridge. for
debris cleanup work at the Look
out Point Reservoir on the middle
fork of (he Willamette River.
between a state court and a
wiretap trial of racketeer James
into a legal snarl which seemed
possible contempt no matter
fwhich way they turn.
Circuit Judge Charles W. Red
ding today reaffirmed an order
that a dozen present or lormer
state and county officials must not
give certain testimony in the fed
eral trial of Elkins . and cixins
employe, Raymond W. Clark.
This apparently left the officials
in the position of having to risk
punishment for contempt either by
Judge Redding or by U.S. District
Judge William East.
Earlier, Judge R e d di ng had
issued a temporary injunction
against such testimony. Judge
East said he regarded the order
; invalid in the federal trial.
Judge Redding said he had gone
with only three hours sleep the
past three nights while pondering
Raid Held Illegal
Specifically, his order prohibits
officials who took part in a raid
on Clark's home last May from
testifying about the raid or five
rolls of seized tape recordings.
The order also applies to certain
officials who handled the evidence
after it was seized.
Among those to whom the in
junction applies are Mayor Terry
Schrunk who was sheriff at the
time of the raid, District Attorney
William Langlcy, Attorney Gener
al Robert Y. Thornton, Slate Po
lice Superintendent H. G. Maison,
state policemen and sheriff's dcp:
Judge Redding said the order
did not prohibit the officials from
testifying in the federal case ex
cept about this particular evi
dence, which" is considered key
Elkins' trial opened this week
and a jury has been selected. But
the jurors had not4 yet heard any
ON LINKS BY 10 A.M.
Ike Na mes En voys;
AUGUSTA. Ga. Wl President
Eisenhower Friday picked new
ambassadors to Mexico, Sweden
In advance of getting in a round
of golf on this first full day of
his Easter holiday, the President
announced his intention to nomin
ate: Robert C. Hill, now assistant
Secretary of State for Congression
al relations, as ambassador to
Francis White, career diplomat
who now is envoy to Mexico, as
ambassador to Sweden.
John M. Cabot, who moves from
the embassy in Sweden to become
ambassador to Colombia. In Co
lombia Cahot will succeed Philip
W. Bonsai, who has been reas
signed to Bolivia.
All of the nominations will be
sent to the Senate when Congress
returns to Washington after its
Eisenhower flew here from the
capital Thursday for about 12
days of golf mixed with work. He
was in bis office above the pro
1st Canal !
Predict End of
. By WALTER LOGAN
United Press Staff Correspondent
The British freighter
West Breeze sailed
through the Suez Canal to
day,, the first British ship
to do so since the invasion of last
October. The. Egyptian press was
jubilant and predicted an early
end to any Western boycott of the
Jordan Bars Russ Nuns
The situation in Jordan quieted
down for the moment, but the new
anti-Communist policy of the Am
man government had repercus
sions in Jerusalem today. Jordan
border authorities refused to admit
three Russian nuns because they
carried Soviet passports.
Jordan opened the border to
Russians only last Christmas, but
balked at today's Easter pilgrims.
King Hussein of Jordan told
United Press Correspondent Joe
Morris earlier in an interview that
his country would fight all "im
perialism," avoid foreign pacts
and steer clear of such imported
dogmas as Communism. But he
said Jordan would observe "posi
tive neutrality" the course "ad
vocated by Egypt, Syria and Saudi
Pay as Nasser Demands
Banner headlines in Cairo news
paper said the West Breeze and
the British freighter Poplar Hill
had paid their canal dues in Swiss
francs to the Egyptian Suez Canal
Authority as demanded by Presi
dent damal Abdel Nasser.
The Egyptian authority
nounced in Port Said that the
American President liner Presi
dent Jackson would pass through
the canal next Wednesday, the first
American ship to do so. It said
the 9,277-ton ship also would pay
its tolls to Egypt.
WASHINGTON Ifl Sen. Wil
liams (R-Dcl) says he has made
several unsuccessful attempts to
return to the Treasury $1,508.26
he had left over from last year's
The senator complains the treas
ury won't let him do it.
Williams said that in nine previ
ous years, he has returned a total
of $3,786.57 in such unspent funds.
But, he added, this time he
bumped into a new treasury rul
ing that the money cither (1) Must
be spent, or (2) The senator will
be taxed on the unspent portion,
even if it is left in the Treasury.
Tho Delaware lawmaker, in tell
ing the Senate of his troubles
Thursday, said he has asked
Comptroller General Campbell for
Williams said last June he di
rected the financial clerk of the
Senate to return to the treasury
the amount left over from his sta
tionery allowance for the fiscal
year ended last June 30. -
The senator then learned of the
new ruling. '
Williams said he has been told
he could avoid being taxed on the
balance by ordering $1,508 worth
of stationery from the Senate sta
tionery store, even though I do not
need it, have it delivered to my
office, and then call the truck and
send it to the city dump.
"In that manner the government
would be rid of the money, I would
be subject to no penalty, and
everybody but the taxpayers
would be happy.
shop at the Augusta National Golf
Club at 8 a. m., Friday and spent
about two hours on government
business before getting out on the
James C. Hagerty, White House
press secretary, announced that
secretary of the Treasury and
Mrs. George M. Humphrey will
be the guests of the President and
Mrs. Eisenhower over the Easter
Eisenhower sent his private
plane. Columbine III, back to
Washington for the Humphreys,
who were scheduled to arrive late
in the day. Also getting a lift
aboard the Columbine was Sen
Thurmond fD-SCl, whose home is
in Aiken, S. C, just across the
Savannah River from Augusta.
The invitation to the Humphreys
is in return for their , hospitality
to the Eisenhowers at the cabinet
officer's plantation home in
Thomasville, Ga. For the last four
years in February the President
has hunted quail and played golf
at Thomasville as Humphrey's
2 Downtown Basements
Here is the scene along Liberty street, looking south
from Center, Thursday night when a fire hydrant broke
down, causing hundreds of tons of water to flood several
streets In the city center. Lights reflected in the water
made the scene a beautiful one, but it 'caused confusion,
May 18 has been set as the date
of the community-wide effort to
clean up Bush Pasture Park, Park
Supt. Walter Wirth announced to
dav. Several groups have - already
volunteered their services to work
in the park during the day and
others may do so by contacting the
city park department.
When it is determined how many
people will be available to work
on the Droiect. a work schedule
will bo prepared, Wirth explained.
He said that city park, engineer
ing and water department em
ployes have volunteered to operate
heavy equipment, such as trucks
and bulldozers which will be used
during the cleanup.
Move to clean up the park area
and remove hazards in it was
started by the Firemen's Auxiliary
after three-year old Dana Parker
was drowned in Pringlc Creek near
the park boundary. The Firemen's
Auxiliary, since that time, has
been contacting other groups in
order to gain support for the pro
ject. New Pentagon
To Resign Job
WASHINGTON l Secretary
of Defense Wilson said Thursday
Frank D. Newbury will resign as
assistant secretary for research
and engineering within a month.
Wilson told a reporter there has
been no decision yet as to when
the resignation will take effect,
but that Newbury had told him he
wanted to leave.
Newbury. 76 years old, only re
cently became head of Pentagon
research and engineering in a re
organization that merged separate
offices- for research and develop
mcnt and engineering.
The apooinlmcnt aroused con
cern in some scientific groups thnt
as an engineer Newbury would
give greater emphasis to that
phase of his job than he would to
research. Newbury has denied
anv bias and has said the merged
office would continue defense re
search on a high level ot activity.
The merging of tho engineering
and research offices at the Pen
tagon ended a three-year contro
versy over the boundary of re
sponsibility between the two. New-1
bury conienoca uiai ine enKmM.T
ine office, which he had headed
since 1953, should have major au
thority over weapons develop
Kazer Found Guilty
, In Gambling Trial
PORTLAND Wi David Kazer,
41. one of four men arrested in
vice raids April 6. was convicted
in municipal Court Thursday of
keeping a gambling house.
A inn-day sentence was Im
posed, but Kazer Rave notice of
intent to appeal. Bond was set at
The other ' three, also facing
gambling charges, are to come to
trial later. The raids were in the
Williams Ave. district of Portland.
SHELLY'S BOY FRIEND
Actor J a iled After
Assault on Photog
HOLLYWOOD . API A kicking, screaming Anthony Fran
ciosa, actor fiance of actress Shelly Winters, was jailed today
after he flew into a rage and struck at a newspaper photog
rapher as he was leaving Superior Court.
Given in Atom
WASHINGTON HI A federal
judge handed down a ruling in a
chemist's suit against the Atomic
Energy Commission Friday, but
it was kept secret to avoid possi
ble disclosure of atomic informa
After two days of secret pro
ceedings, U. S. District Judge Jo
seph C. McGarraghy told report
ers "a ruling has been made and
the record has been impounded."
He said he was "exercising my
discretion" and had authority to
keep the record locked up.
Opposing lawyers said they had
been directed by the judge not to
discuss anything that happened,
including the ruling.
Before the judge was the ques
tion of whether to dissolve a tem
porary restraining order issued
April 10 or replace it with a pre
The suit against the AFC was
brought by Jerome S. Spcvak of
New Rochclle, N. Y., who de
scribes himself as the inventor of
"improvements pertaining to the
production of heavy water and
deuterium" heavy hydrogen,
You'll have to be philosophical
about it all.
There's likely to be some rain,
come Easter Sunday.
Five-day forecast issued from
the weather bureau Friday morn
ing says rainy periods are due.
to occur mostly Friday, Sunday
and Wednesday, and temperatures
are expected to average below
Three inches of new snow was
reported on Santiam and Willam
ette Passes this morning, and the
same amount at Timberline and
Government Camp. Tho highway
commission says chains are not
needed, but warning is given to
watch out for frozen slush east of
lie Was Here
Barbed wlrft and hlUerntM
today prevent anyone from re
tracing Christ's steps from the
L'pper Konm to the Mount of
Olives. But the ancient observ
ance of K aster crremonlcs still
continues In Jrrusalrm. Yon can
read about them In the last
of the Holy Week series on fa
mnjift sites of Palestine appear
Inn on Pare 10, Sec, &
damage, some monetary loss and left soaked debris" In
basements. The Otto J. Wilson Co., Nelson Bros, and
Salem Credit Assn., bore the brunt of the debacle. (Cap
ital Journal Photo)
Franciosa and Miss Winters ap-
peared in court in an unsuccessful
attempt to bid on an $86,000 Bev
erly Hills home.
The actress, wearing no makeup
and dressed in a dark suit, refused
to pose for photographers 1 and
when Herald - Express photogra
pher Bill Walker ran after the
couple to snap a picture Franciosa
shouted and jumped, kicking at
Walker and striking the camera.
Reporters pulled Franciosa away
and held him until deputy marsh
als threw Franciosa to the ground
and snapped on handcuffs.
'Please don't do this anymore,
darling, please," Miss Winters
pleaded. She snid Franciosa had a
divorco "coming up today" in
Franciosa was held in the court
of Superior Judge Burnett Wolfson
until police officers arrived and
escorted him to jail. Judge Wolf
son pleaded with Franciosa to be
Several times during the fracas
Franciosa demanded, "What right
have you to do this to us? We're
Miss Winters said they had been
told there would be no publicity
about their court appearance.
Franciosa has been a top Broad
way actor in such hit plays as "A
Hatful of Rain . where he met
Recently the actor was imported
to Hollywood and is predicted for
He and Miss Winters plan to
marry as soon as possible follow
ing his divorce.
Maximum yesterday, S9; minimum
today, 43. Iota) 24-hour precipitation:
trat-'r; (or month: 1.91: normal, I 58
Season precipitation, 2B.01; normal
:i5.IZ. nivcr height, 2.5 feet. (Itcport
by u. s. weather iiurenu.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Christians throughout the world
commemorated Friday the agony
of Christ's death upon tho cross.
In Good Friday ' services the
Christian faithful of all nations
heard anew ot the suffering -of
Jesus Christ-two days before the
joyous occasion of Hii resurrec
tion on Easter Sunday.
. Approximately 4,000 visitors,
mostly Arab Christians, were in
the Arab-controlled old city of
Jerusalem, whero most of the
holy places are located. Only 400
pilgrims, wilh few Westerners
among them, crossed the Pales
tine armistice frontier from
The small number reflected the
tense atmosphere in the Middle
Kant in the aftermath of the Sinai
War. Travel restrictions were
removed too late for any great
ICC Asked to
WASHINGTON Wl - The Post
Office Department Friday asked
the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion for authority to raise parcel
post rates by about $4,300,000 a
The petition estimated the par
cel sorvice is losing that amount
annually, and said Postmaster
General Summcrficld will shortly
submit specific proposals on how
to apply the hikes.
Authority was also sought to
make such changes in the regu
lations covering zones, weights
and parcel size as may be deemed
necessary in connection with the
Abe Goff. the Department's gen
eral counsel, filed the petition. He
noted that under a last law, the
department cannot withdraw its
appropriated funds for any pur
nose unless parcel post is on a
.self-supporting basis, or showing
can ho made that tho ICC has
been asked for rate adjustments
which will cover operating costs.
Parcel post or fourth class mail
rates and regulations are made
by tho postmaster general with
the consent o( ice. .
Bids Called on
The Oregon Highway Commis
sion called for bids Friday on
construction of a steel arch bridge
on the Pacific Highway over the
Santiam River, 9 miles north of
The bridge, which will parallel
the existing bridge, Is part of the
construction of a second highway
alongside the existing route be
tween Salem and Albany.
One highway will he used for
northlwund traffic, and the other
for southbound traffic.
The bridge will be 910 feel long.
Mids will be opened in I'ortlnnd,
But as in the past there was
the traditional tracing of the way
of the cross, with pilgrims carry
ing heavy wooden crosses along
the route followed by Jesus from
the scene of His trial to His
crucifixion on' Calvary.
It was Easter week for both
Eastern and Western Christians.
They follow different calendars,
but this year the dates coincide.
In addition, Moslems celebrating
the month-long Ramadan prayed
at the Dome of the Rock, and
Jews were completing their Pass
over holidays in the Holy Land.
Pope I'ius XII will deliver his
Easter Sunday speech to millions
mm, a riirrl hnnlmn wun rndin
systems of nearly a score of na -
linns. For the first time the papal
address will be put on European
TV. Ho speaks at noon. Home
time, from tho balcony above the
central door of St. Peter's Basil
ica, j .
By STEPHEN A. STONE
Capital Journal Associate Editor
Basements of two clown-
town business buildings
were left in a confusion of
flooded debris, damaged
stock and merchandise,
with uncstimated monetary loss,
by a sudden flood that covered
more than a block when a water
hydrant burst Thursday night.
me break occurred about 7:30
at the northwest corner of North
Liberty and Chemcketa streets.
An old fire hydrartt which work
men, replacing it with a new one,
had left in a supposedly secure
condition two hours and a half
before, was the cause. .
Taking the brunt of the flood
that swirled inches deep over the
surrounding area were the base
ments of the Otto J. Wilson Co.,
Buick agency at N. Commercial
and Center, and the Nelson Plumb
ing Co. building at N. Liberty and
. Paper Stored ;
In the Nelson building, in ad-'
dition to company stock, was I
large amount of paper stock of the
Salem Credit Assn., which has
offices on the top floor and oc
cupied 1,000 square feet of storage
space in the basement. It may
have been the heaviest loser in a -monetary
Liberty and Center streets ran
full of water, overwhelming gut
ters and flooding sidewalks when
the torrent at water was suddenly
released. The flood reached Com
mercial, Court and other streets
in the city center.
The flood was given impetus be
cause the broken hydrant was on
a main stem line from the reser
voir on Rural avenue, which exert
ed terrific pressure. .-
Pedestrians had to scurry to
escape the water. Cars that hap
pened to be in the vicinity (wished
through it, at places hub deep.
Other motorists were drawn to the
scene. , .
Traffic Jam Created
. This created a traffic problem
and police were hard put for an
hour to keep it in control. On -the
street level the flood lasted about
an hour and the streets' were well
cleared by 8:55. 1
What actually happened at the
flood source was the breaking of
a valve in an old hydrant stub.
Men had been working on the re
placement all day. The hydrant
seemed to be secure, but. the con
stant leak resulted in the collapse.,
'the flood was stopped by closing
valves from Liberty to Center, and
places of business on those streets
were deprived of water service un
til midnight. -
In the basement of the Nelson
building were 25 or 30 large
cartons of plumbing equipment.
The cartons were destroyed and
the equipment scattered. It will
all have to be treated to prevent
rust, but the monetary damage
apparently is not serious.
More seriously damaged was the
Salem Credit Assn. It had numer
ous cases of forms, receipt blanks
n n d International Business Ma
chine card stock stored in the
Nelson basement. It is roughly es
timated that this loss will run to
$2,000. Furniture and equipment
damage to the Credit Assn. was
Metal In Basement
At the Otto J. Wilson Co., 25,.
000 or $30,000 worth of merchan
dise was stored in the basement.
It was mostly metal. The serious
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Aows ill Brief
Friday, April 19, 1957
Ike Appoints Three New .
Ambassadors .......See. 1, P. 1 -
30 Safe as Airliner
Lands in Flames Sec. 1, P. 3
Scrapie Hits Amity
Sheep Sec. 1, P. 1
County Expenses to Be
Up in 1957-58 .. Sec. 1, P. 5
Senate Approves High
way Bonds See. 1, P. 1
4-Year House Terms
Okayed In 2nd Vote . Sec. 1, P. 2
Russia Warns Spain
Not to Join NATO ..Sec. 3, P. 1
Senators to Break
Camp Saturday Sec. 2, P. 3
Spitball Charge Denied
By Burdcttc Sec. 2, P. 3
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Sec. 1, P. 4
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Sec. 2. P. 1
....S?c. 1, P. 6-7
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Want Ads ....
Crossword Puzzla -...Sec. 2, P. 4