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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 8, 1837
ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1920
83rd YEAR NUMBER 1107
The Splendid Gift of Elmer
A. Darling to His Na
Tin? people of East Burke and vi
cinity have reason to he proud of the
community house which has recently
been opened and to which a most cor
dial invitation is extended to all to
visit any day of the week. The
building is the gilt ot Miner A. uai-
img aim is a sfiiLii..,.i v"'
done so much and to the town
tu iiiu vuiiiiiiumt. ....-.
he was born and lias lived for so
many years since dosing out his
hotel interests in New York city.
A party of live recently visited the
home of the Burke Mt. Club as the
guests of the donor and we lco' .sulx'
our readers will be interested in a
description of this beautiful building.
The trip was made from St. Johns
"bury in one of the largest and newest
of the Packard cars, with Charles H.
Goss at the wheel, and the personneU
included a reporesentative of the Cal
edonia:!, Hon. Alexander Dunnett,
P. F. Hazen and Dr. George F. Chon-
The building is located on spacious
grounds in the village of East Iiurk'!
and is in the old Colonial style of
architecture. The plans were drawn
by Mr. Darling and elaborated by the
New York architects, Jardin, Hill 'i
Murdock. The building was con
structed by James M. Foye, the
well-known St. Johnshury contract.-r
and builder, and with him were as
sociated tho Cox brothers, St.
Johnsbury's best carpenters. Tho
building was over a year in con
struction and is now completed and
in constant use.
One enters the building from th"
street through a typical Colonial
doorway and after passing a small
passageway enters the first floor and
comes into' the main hall. On eii':n
side of the hall are two reading
rooms, each 19 by 20 feet, and us
attractive and cosy as any similar
rooms that one would find in the
largest libraries in the country. Tha
finish in these rooms, as well as
throughout the house, is of brown
ash stained in a peculiar soft greet
tint.. All the tables, chairs and equip
ment of both reading rooms, some of
which is of oak is finished to mate i,
making: a very harmonious and rest
ful effect. ' It is interesting to note
that tha wood in the building was
raised on Mr. Darling's farm and fin
ished at his sawmill at East Burke.
Doth of the reading rooms Jiavs
Messed brick fire places, surmounted
by clocks of the banjo pattern and in
one of the fireplaces is a beautiful
pair of hand wrought steel andirons
lhat came from the ancient city of
Nurenburg in Germany. This is tho
onlv pattern of these andirons in tho
United States and they are wonder
ful in workmanship and design.
'. Both of the reading rooms are well
stocked with books, magazines and
p'hpers, including many of the pop
ular novels, the classics, books of
reference, atlases and dictionaries. Ifl
these rooms as well as throughout
the house Ihe floors are all of hard
wood, many of them being covered
with Klear flax rugs.
; In the basement are two rooms of
equal size with the reading rooms
fpr sports and games. The southern
room contains a line pool table and
a-i inlaid checker and backgammon
bord. Around the room are colorH
prints of scenes from Dickens, lake
:'nd mountain scenes and plenty of
chairs for those who wish to watch
tho players. Another banjo pattern
clock is above the open fireplace.
Tho room opposite will be devoti. .1
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You know that garden
plants, vegetables and
fruits are much more
productive when pro
Just so with saving
it is made more pro
ductive by cultivating
the habit of regular de
posits with the Wells
River Savings Bank.
4 Per Cent Interest
Four Aspirants Now in the
Field in Second District
Aiiii'Himiiuy himself to tlio Repub
lican vohrs of the second Vei.in.nt
district its a candidate Cor represent -ative
n Congress, John W. Gordon
nuts him.-'.elf on recoil as a belie or
in a standing army large enough to
V. A .......i,.., I . I M .1 1. IP. fl.
, nayy .l((.,!U;,te taritf, but not a mono-
UUIII 11 IIIIITIIVUII I llll. l ..
nolisiic Ut ill, ;m improved diplomatic
i national budget, lihoral
treatment to the veterans ot the
orld war, mamtanaiice ot the mer
chant marine, slow meddling with
matters in the economic domain, de
velop nj'-nt of agriculture and adher
ence to the prohibition amendment
but revision of the Volstead act.
Mi-. Gordon will lii'vo as his oppo
nents in the campaign for the nomi
nation, the man whom he ran a'gainsf
in 1911, Representative Porter II.
Dale of I. .land Pond, as well as two
oilier entrants, Raymond H. Trainor
of White UiveV Junction and Ernest
W. Gibson of Brattleboro.
Mr. (io'don is one of Vashington
county's loading lawyers, a graduate
of D.uthmouth college, has been ma
yor o:' th.3 city of Ilarre and a mem
ber of.the State Senate in 114. Mr.
Gordon h is been twice before tho vo
ters of tfl'! second district for this
honor, being first defeated bv Con
gressman Kitlredge Haskins in 11)08.
In ii,e convention at White River
Junction in 11)14 he held the dele
gates in a three-cornered fijyht unlil
nearly midnight before Col. Porter H.
Dale, tho present congressman from
this district, won the nomination.
Dancing Pavilion at
James M. Foye has started to build
i near "The Boulders" on Willoughbv
Lake a dancing pavilion and auditori
um to be managed by the Lyndon
Woman's Club who have so success
fully operated the tea rooms. The
building will be "2 by 75 feet and it
will be completed in season for most
of the summer trade. The building is
being erected by Elmer A. Darling of
East Burke who has always been
much interested in the development
of VVilloughby Lake as a summer
TO ORLEANS MAN
$5,400 Paid for Furnishings
While Mrs. Peene Re
tains Real Estate
At an auction sale held nt Camp
West mors all the personal property
and camp equipment was bought by
B. O. Smith of Orleans. A number of
interested parties were in attendance
at the sale but Smith was the one
who secured the goods. It had been
expected that Charles II. Dudley of
Hanover would buy the stock and r in
tho camp this coming season ;ut h's
plans did not work out
Amon.f those present at the sale
were Mis? Ava Peene and her attor
ney, Joseph Coyne of Yonkerj, N. Y.,
Mr. Cooknian, manager of Camp Mo
rey; C. II. Dudley of Hanover, C. ().
Stono and B. H. Stone of the firm
of C. O. Stone and Co. contractors of
Middletown, Conn., and B. O. Smith,
who hoii'.'ht the tcamp furnishing",
bedding, furniture, canoes, and all
personal property for $5,400. Mrs.
Peene has taken possession of the
Russell G. Bancroft, the promoter
and gennl host of last year, did riot
put in an appearance. He is said to
bo in Nen York. His many creditors
arc now ivondcring how they came to
be such fMsy-marRs.
Camp Wostmore is an ideal loca
tion in cverv respect, for a successful
summer camp and it remains to be
seen what the outcome will be.
Shrine Meeting at
Montpelier Friday Night
Notwithstanding the rain l:it Fri
day the members of the Mt. Sinai
Temple, Nobles of the Mystic
Shrino, gathered in large numbers
at Montpelier and held one cf the
best times in recent years. W. H. Her
rick, thp newly elected potentate,
presided -nd the class was one of the
largest in recent years. Those join
ing from this section of the state
were Leo E. McClure of Bradford,
Fred S. Folsmi and William M. Pav
er of Wells River, R. F. HambJett of
Newport, C. R. Thibodeau, Enmund
C. Foss, A. T. Carr, L. E. Sallies, Al
fred Squi-es of Island Pond, .1. A.
Prouty of Newnort, Alexander Blair
of St. Johnsbury.
The following Shriners from St.
Johnsbuiy attended the festive gath
ering: Clayton A. Burrows. W. A.
Kicker, Martin T. Carr, Horace A.
Kidder, Henry J. Goodrich, Carroll
H. Fox, Fred C. Beck, Oscar E.
Beck, Birney L. Hall, Osmar A. Ull
rich, Joseph E. Walker. Harry vV.
Randall, Frank W. Ball, James S.
WHAT'S TWO OR THREE
SOlViKRSAULTS IN THE
LIFE OF A FORD CAR
Scott Darling, of Lyndonvillo,
took a bad tumble Sunday af
ternoon in his flivver, while rid
ing down the Dickcrman Hill.
The rim came off the wheels and
tho machine turned over two or
thsce times down tho. bank, but
by :i lii'-ky chance, neither Scott
nor the boy with him were :iurt.
and tha Ford is still able to run.
E'tenive lumbering ipoi aliens
will be started at once on the Joe's
Brook road in Burnet and it will be
three years before the work i com
pleted. The tract of land is situated
on ine Joe's Brook road west of
East Burnet village and includes tim
berland about a mile long and a h ?
a mile wi lc. Tho land is owned 'v
Prentiss Wild of East Barr.et ai d
includes iho Randall estate, tne
Morse lot and other pieces of wood
land. Porter & Lang havj the con
tract for getting out the lumber and
they have already started on their
contract. A portable mill will be "n
stallod and the trees nil sawed in'o
lumber to be used foi boxes and
planking. This is probably f'O larg
est lumber operation in this section
and the p'.ice of lumber today assuios
the owners of a ready market.
THE WORST ROAD THIS
AUTOIST FOUND. WAS
RAILROAD ST., ST. J.
An automobilist arriving in St.
Johnshury from Springfield was
asked: "Where did you strike the
worst roads?" "On Railroad
Street, St. Johnsbury!' ho re
plied. Unless the village trustees re
pair this street pretty quick they
will be liable for the wrecking
of a car in one of the big caverns
that now indent the street. .
It's a poor advertisement for
St. Johnsbury and poor business
for any town to allow Jts main
streets to become a menace not
only to autoists but to pedes
trians as well.
Car Overturned When
Steering Gear Broke
Harry VV. Witters and family had
a close 'all from a serious accident
Sunday afternoon wheri the steering
gear of 'heir car broke. The acci
dent hapmncd at the foot of the h'll
coming into Lyndonville on the West
Bulk-; road and when the steeri.io
gear broke the car started up the em
bankment and then overturned. All
the occupants were spilled out and
Mrs. Witters was pinned beneath the
windshield. Fortunately no one was
seriously injured, though Mrs. Wit
ters was bruised morn than the rest.
The car was left by the roadside and
the fsnnily came home in the E. T.
Ide r.ir which soon came alon' on
its way Ui St. Johnsbury.
Dr. Tanimura Buys a Mor
gan Mare at Mountain
Dr. Issa Tanimura of Tokyo, com
missioner of live stock for thn J.innn.
esc government, has recently been the
guest of Elmer A. Darling at Burke
lyn Hall and while there purchased
one of his blooded Morgan mares
with the intention of introducing the
Morgan strain of horses into the
Japanese empire. The Japanese c -m
missioner has also bought a Morgjn 1
mare of Col. Spencer Borden of Fall
River and a stallion from Judge Sun
ders of Cleveland, whose' summer
home is in Woodstock. He will also
purchase a Morgan stallion from the
government Morgan horse fami at
Weybndge, and a Morgan marc from
the C. C. Stillman farm at Lyndon
where the late E. H. Hoffman bred
Morgan horses so successfully.
It is the purpose of the commis
sioner to get as many different
strains as possible of the best bred
stock and to breed these horses in tho
Mikado's empire. During his stay in
America Dr. Tanimura was made an
honorary member of the Morgan
Horse club of which Mr. Darling is
The Morgan marc purchased of Mr.
if ll .
waning was nazciia, py noD is, a
grand championship stallion at theitonls ' deranged kidneys. "I had
Vermont State fair and also winner,
of the blue ribbon in the National,
horse show in the Madison Square
Garden in New York city. Hazella's
dam, Hazel, is a championship mare
and all three have taken the sweep-,
stakes at the Vermont State fair.
Hazella was exhibited at the Cale-
donia county fair in 1919 and attract-
ed much attention at the time.
Addresses on Sunday and
Monday by Rev. C. Adams
and Congressman Dale
Chamberlain Post, No. 1, GA. R.,
have made their arrangements, for the
filti -vr observance of Memorial Day
and announce that Sunday, May 30.
the pre-Memorial addn ss will be gi
ven by Rev. Chauncey A. Adams,
past.r of tho Congregational church
at Danville and chajjli:: of l!;c 10'd
Ammunition Train in the Twenty
sixth division during the war. The
service will be held at the South
church at 2..10 o'clock and members
of Chamberlain Post arc asked to
meet in front of the church before
, , , . . .
Chamberlain Post fully anticipates
that ,,n Memorial day. May 81. there
will be tl.e usual hoaov cxeiwMM of
the ( av. All school children that
bring flowers to the Post hall early
Monday iiorning will be' pre cnlcd
with a flag. At 12 o'clock sharp all
comrades will stand with
uncovered in front of the Po.'t hall
entrance lor fivo minutes, joining in
this sorvice with every other com
rade in this broad land. After this
dinner will be served to tho vcterrns
and invited guests.
The parade will form on Railroid
street under the direction of Major
John W. Tinker. The veterans and
members of the Chamberlain Relief
Corps will follow the usual route to
the Court House square where ho ri
tual -.'xercises of the Grand Army will
be given. The parade will then re
form and march to the Colonial
where thj address of the day will be
given by Congressman Port 'r H.
Dale of Island Pond. The program
at the Colonial will be in the hands
of the president of the day, Edgar R.
Brown, and promises to be of mere
than vnusual interest. Besides the ad
dress it will include music, songs and
recitations. Children from our pub
lic schools are urged to take r,n ac
tive part sr. thus honoring those who
made tho great sacrifice ;that t' s
country niifht, stand first for free
dom and vight.
Corp. Wallace Wins
By hitting the bulls eye from the
standing, kneeling and sitting posi
tions, Corporal Wallace M. Carter of
St. Johnsbury, has qualified as a
marksman in the U. S. Marine Corps,
according to an official report from
Headquarters in Washington.
During recent trials on the rifle
range, Corporal Carter demonstrated
his proficiency, and hereafter he will
wear the marksman's medal and will
receive an increase in pay. Corporal
Carter enlisted on May .'! last year at
Boston, and is at present stationed
on hoard the U. S. S. Florida. His
mother, Mrs. Cora Lucas, resides on
Mt. Pleasant street, St. Johnsbury.
The Marines won high honors at
the National Rifle Matches at aCId- j
well, N. J., last summer, winning a
majority of events. Uillemcn are
now being selected to take part in the
Olympic games to be held at Ant
werp, Belgium during the coining'
summer, and for the National Rifle
Matches to be fired at Camp Berry,
Ohio, next August.
Wins Medal in Typewriting
Contest at Simmons
Miss M irjorie I. Soars of Irasburg
now attending the Lowell Commer
cial College at Lowell, Mass., rep
resented that institution in the big
typewriting contest at Simmons Col
lege recently and won the medal for
speed and efficiency over 70 compe
titors. Any student in any high
school, college or private school who
had not studied typewriting befo"c i
last September was eligible and the
picked typists of New England wci.
in the Contest.
Miss Sours work has attracted the
attention of various stenographic and
typewriting authorities in New York,
w,, ',av2 w'ttcn her congratulating
her on her work. She has establish
ed her reputation both in Boston and
New York. The results of this con
test have been eagerly awaited in the
educational centers of this country.
Miss Soars is the daughter of
Judge Sears and is a graduate of St.
Johnsbury Academy, receiving her
dipbma from the classical couivc in
the class .if 1010. She is a niece of
Mrs. Fra lk W. Harris and resided in
St. Johnsbury during the four years
she vas obtaining her education."
GIVES CREDIT THROUGH THE
Backache, lame and stiff muscles
and rheumatic pains are often symp
weak bladder, bad kidneas and liver,"
writes Willie Carter, Luxar, Pa. "I
could not sleep well and my back
pained me awfu, - had a di fee,
s in th mol.ni sinc9 taki
-,, . ; . , JuV"
K dney P'"f, 1 have been relv;
e of a11 such ailments." They nd
the system of the poisonous acids
that cause aches and pains. SOLD
Maj.-Ccn. Leonard Wood I
Meets Squire Dunnett j
In His Pajamas!
The meeting of Hon. Alex- j
under Dunnett and Gen. Leonard
Wood nt Montpelier was n classic j
in us -vltings. i ne St. Johns
bury lawyer, clad in his pajumns,
wis eating his breakfast in his
room aid had just started on a
bowl jf oatmeal. Theie was a
rap on the dcor at 7 o'clock
Wednesday morning and in re
sponse ,o the Squire's cheery
call, "Co;ne In", tho Massachu
setts General opened the door
and tho two statesmen met.
INTO THE STREAMS
Thirty-two thousand brook
try were niacen in the brooks oi Cai
ledoni-i Countv Tuesday afternoon
cnuiiri vafuwiv uvmut iu i hujii
j throu h ;fforts of the c,.Je(ionia
j Counl FofMt d gt c,ub am,
iAlbalt H. )insmol.Cf of lhp y. S
Fih Hatchery in St. Johnsbury. It
was the largest single day "planting
ot fish that has been known here.
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t lUt'llirei r Ml A WCJJ" U.I.I ari . 11..
! T 0rt,,.. ..i.f in thn ...mb
I distributing the fish and were of valu
i able assistance. Eight cans of fish.
1 with 4,000 fry to a can, wef taker.
' out in automobiles and distributed to
the most popular fishing brooks of
I this ixction.
i A car furnished bv Charles il.
j Goss of the Goss gar;ge took four
cans of fish to the brooks in Wheel
! ock and Lyndon. S. A. Moore oflne
! firm of Moore & Johnson took two
! cans to the streams east of St Johns-
bury and Mr. Dinsmorc and Herbert
A. Smith of the Caledonian-Record
j took wo tans to the brooks in North
Danville which are tributaries of
, Sleener River. Two to four B"v
i Scouts nv.de the trip with e di ma
i chine and were given instruction on
just how .o "plant" the fish.
! Some of these fish will ro;ieh -ix
i inches by next fall and by the 'pring
! of 1W.2 if only !0 per cent of the fih
survive there will be 1(5,000 brook j
trout added to the streams of this
section for the fishermen to an IcYor
with Look and worm.
Stores, Banks and Places of
Business Will Be Gener
Tho first holiday of the new year
comes on Monday following Memorial
day and business generally will be
suspended for the day. "The banks
will rot be open on Monday evenir.g,
as usual, but will open Saturday eve
ning of this week instead. The pest
ofhee will be open untn 0 a. in. al
ter which only the lobby will b' open.
The carriers will make one general
delivery In the morning and there will
be 10 rural delivery thut day 'I lie
post cilice will close at C o'clock Men
The stjros will generally close ard
the Caledonian-Record will onit its
u.aial aftvvnoon publication.
Chambe 1 in Post have arranged for
n proper observance of the day and
the only sports thus far advertUM
will be tho opening of the bn.;c, b:dl
season ac the Campus by the Fair
banks At'iletic Associa'-ion when it is
expected they will cros i bats with the
Heavy Freight Trains
On the Lake Road
Since midnight two long trains of
empty coal cars have traversed the
St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain
railroad and another train will be
smarted as soon as the train of emp
ties comes in from the north. Each
of these trains were drawn by three
engines and they will be joined ' at
Waldcn and run through to Odgens
burg via Swanton to the coal mines
a i one train. The first train left St,
Johnsbury at 1.50 Wednesday morn
ing and the second train left at 7.15.
One train had 46 cars and the other
45 and the second train attracted
much attention as it slowly wended
its way over the road.
This is one of the many attempts
of the traffic department of the Bos
ton & Maine railroad to relieve the
freight congestion which js growing
worse rather than better every day.
The increased business, the lifting
of embargoes, the shortage of cars
u:id engines, and last but not least
the shortage of train crews, all com
bine to make the most desperate sit
uation the traffic men of the country
have ever faced. ,
Extra freight trains are running
through St. Johnsbury in every direc
tion to relieve the congestion and it
will be at least a jnonth before con
ditions get back to normal. As an
indication of tho increased business
throughout the countiy it is interest
in? to note that in the second week
in May the number of cars delivered
to the-private sidings to St. Johns
bury industries and concerns in
creased 400 per cent over the same
period in 1919.
NOT TO FORGET
MEN WHO FOUGHT
Capt. Cooper Reminds Audi
ence Debt Due to Men
In Great War
A strong appeal to (he pub. e not
to forget the boys who fought in
I the World. War was made before a
j large audience at the Please L thea
ter Tusday night by Ctpt. Edwin H.
Cooper, oficial photographer of the
26th division. He gae his lecture
on the Great War under the auspices
of V. R. Knapp Post, No.v8, Ameri
(Cant. Cuoper was ve. y .i ccciuiy de
corated with the Dist;nguishcd. Ser-
j vice Cross by General -Edwaids for
l capturing unassisted seven Germans,
j In speaking of this incident Capt.
I 00!'er sum tne oermans misir-iK nis
( motion picture ci'inera lor a nmcnini:
..... . .
gun Liul urrcnlerel. otherwise lie
not have returned to teH the
Commander Powell of the vV. R.
Hvnapn P.ist introduced the speaker.
He h.nd that lor a long time the I e
gion had wanted to show the home
folks some of the scenes that, the boys
had taken part in "over there." Capt.
Cooper showed some of the battle
scenes that were those in wh'ch
Commander ol'well took part in tnis
Capt. Cooper proved a pleasing
speaker a'id witliout recourse .o elo
quence ,rive a very clear lic'ure of
the fireat War as it was actually
fought and not the hcrjie seems tint
have been pictured in the commercial
motion pictures and of which t le
public is beginning to take as. the leal
story of -he war.
Capt. Cooper said his object in
giving his lecture was to recall to the
people to the great saerihc;s of t
hoys who went into war servi
I not to let the public
quick!" how thoy stopvr "yjwTs
strceis ind checy?ij0iflaa they
went away in l!)Xjflrfj-l!)13 and
shou'ed "We're Wtilyou boys." Tie
public did stick with the boy
throughout the war, the speaker de
clared, hut they were now forgetting
all -.oo quickly. In some towi.s in
Vermont, Capt. Cooper said, Ameri
can Legio'i posts were bein." cnarg id
$10 a night for a town hall in whi?h
to hold meetings. He said the vcy
boys who saved Amesica from a Hun
I invasion wern noy jreUipPT little rnn-
KHiorituon Dy tneir tciiow men. He
believed this not so much a rase of
unappreci.ition as of titter tt-ought-lessness.
(Contii ucd on page two)
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The well known Clothcraft Blue Serge
is everything that the mak
Wc can fit you in this
famous Suit and we are sure
you will agree that it is a
remarkable Suit for the
Steele, Taplin & Co.
W. A. TAPLIN, Proprietor
On the Hill
Where Good Clothes Come From
Pass Resolution By Xta tr
Nay Vote Geiu. Woo
The Republican StateV Gqftveiv
nt session in Montpelier' Wedne '
morning adopted a ' resplulynJ
at large majority demandiiv( '
Governor Clement call ailMl1'
session of the Legislaturp.'ij ,
adopt tho Susan B. Anthony ami "if
meiit to the constitution pentvlti,"
equal suffrage in the United Stat
Thvro were no speeches on
resolution and at first it was attcj)
ed to tak? a record vote of eacftrt
gate. It having appeared thatjtli
would be no question as to the re
a yea and nay vote was taken i
the resolution was adopted by u la
majority. The galleries were crow
with women who heartily joined
tho applause that followed th
ncunceme'it of the vote. '
Maj.-Gen. Leonard Wood addii
ed tho convention for an hour W
nesd ly morning and was given an,
thusiastic reception. He, was; Jn
duced to the convention by Congr'
man Porter II, Dale, who presidet
The convention was called to 6i
nt 10. tr, in the City Hall by Chain
Piddock of the Republican S:
committee. In the opening add
Congressman Dale in an eloqv
speech of 20 mimrtes sounded -key-note
of the republican campa
He -ongratulatod Vermorrtera ;
the -presidential vote had never 1
cast' against the republican party,
said the next administration w
have the i.amlling of tremenf
problems. There is great peril hi
present unrest and discontent
to weath.ir the storm there mas
Vig administration and this
.!V;ome through republican eo
Col. ' Dale scored W ilson's po
which he said was the foundatio:
tho present socialistic unrest,
said the republican party . mus'
most jrenerous to the boys
fought in the war.
Gin. V.iod was. escorted to th
by Senator William P. Dillinsr
and was cheered for over a mfcr
He wore his military uniform,
opened an eloquent address by
ing that '.he watchword of .th,:;
crican people should be "8tea
The most dangtiveus -man -todiTf ia
one who u'raysone race ayainst
other for politfcal gain. Thet
nothing .vorse than a cohtihuatio:
the present war power and war I
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