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' DRAWAPPIAUSE Metropolitan Opera Closes Season in Capital With “La Traviata.” Beautiful Lucrezia Bori of Spain and the brilliant singing actor, Lawicnce Tibbett from California, U. S. A., won ■ applause of ovation proportions for their f performance in “La Traviata” at the Fox Theater yesterday afternoon. The marked warmth of the appl&use indi cated that a Washington audience, generally considered to be the coldest anywhere in this country, does appre ciate supremely fine effort and awards It accordingly. Although rot quite so large an audience as at the two night performances, it was a very representa tive group of all circles in the National Capital that greeted the Metropolitan Grand Opera Co. in this, their last production of the brief scries in Wash ington. It was by far the best production from every point of view. After all, Giuseppe Verdi is king of Italian opera composers. It is no wonder that Ger many, the center of the many weird experiments in modernistic opera, has turned back, even neglecting its own 4 Wagner for a while, to place the works f of Verdi in the greatest favor of the public for the last couple of seasons. Verdi wrote beautiful music; it is or chestrated with consummate skill and It is singable. It gives talented conduc tor and soloists material worthy of their best efforts. Vincenzo Bellezza con ducted with sympathetic interpretation, making the familiar strains ring with new meaning and emphasizing the dignity and rich beauty of melodic Invention and the flow of Italian line. Lucrezia Bori surpassed anything she / has ever given in Washington before In the way of operatic interpretation. Tibbett likewise was excellent. He •was well made-up for his role and cloaked his fatherly character with sea soned dignity and a tenderness in un k derstandlng the temperamental Violetta 1 that the writer at least has never seen any other baritone infuse into the role. It makes M. Germont the elder a much more human, understandable person than he usually is. Tibbett’s perfect gense of rhythm, his absolute co-ordl- Matlon of pnyslcal gesture, easily con trolled and apparently effortless sing ing, and the exact quality of each dramatic motion to etch a vivid char acterization was admirably shown. The tenor role of Alfredo also was remarkably well done by Armand Toka tyan. The young Armenian tenor sang and acted his part very sympathetically. At the same time, he did not quite achieve the complete submerging of his own personality into that of the char acter which he was interpreting that both Bori and Tibbett accomplished. ' Vocally, Tokatyan has improved con stantly. He has a rich, rounded tone quality and in time should be as fine as Gigli in his artistry. The part of Flora, particular girl friend of Violetta, was well taken by i the rather statuesque Phradie Wells. ’ Smaller roles were well done by Phillne Falco, Giordano Paltrinieri. Alfredo Gandolfi, Millo Picco and Paolo An anian. The ballet offered a couple of de lightful divertisements, gypsy and Span ish in character, in the third act when Rita de Leporte was the graceful pre miere danse use. Costumes and set tings were very satisfying. Verdi knew his theater and also his public; as well as possessing a rare gift for original melodic invention. His operas are grand opera in the grandest style. To him primarily is due the greatest success of the current Washington season. H. R INDIAN PRINCESS SPEAKER Princess Chinquilla, pure-blooded In dian daughter of the head chief of the Southern Cheyenne Nation, who is making a lecture tour of the country under auspices of W. Colston Leigh of New York, will address the Washington Missionary College student body at the Columbia Hall Chapel Tuesday night at C o’clock. The Indian princess will speak | on “My Vanishing Race.” Will Rogers Says: BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 25.—Dry Mayo and his accomplices , held Spring practice on the body of Knute Rockne, the Notre Dame coach. They extracted some of his poison and gave it to rabbits and waited to see their death. Instead the rabbits went into a huddle, came out with an Easter egg. A little 1 “Irish” cottontail named Gonsolo vitch started heaving forward passes with this egg to a Belgian hare called (for gate receipts purposes) Murphy. Eight Australian jack rab bits run interference for him, Mayo then took a larger dose of this poison from Knute’s Infected leg and gave it to 11 little baby guinea pigs. They immediately defeated the rabbits 58 to 0. Then both teams wound up by going to mass to Father Duffy. Yours, WILL ROGERS. 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Our long drawn-out fight with Famous Players soon reached a final settlement, thanks to Max Steuer, our new attorney. After a year and a half of painful litigations and enforced absence from the screen, Rudy was permitted to return to his acting. By the terms of the final agreement, the three-year contract was canceled and in its place Rudy was to make two final pictures for Famous Players. “Mqnsieur Beaucalre” and “The Sainted Devil.” Both of them were to be made in the East, in the studio at Astoria, Long Island, and I was to be art di rector in charge of costumes and set tings. The filming of “Beaucalre” was a happy experience. Bebe Daniels played the feminine lead opposite Rudy in the role of a French princess, and Bebe is a sweet child if there ever was one. Rudy and I were both very fond of her. Lowell Sherman played the king and Doris Kenyon Lady Mary. We were a gay, congenial crowd. Urged to Look Boyish. Sidney Olcott directed the picture and very excellently, too—with the ex ception of the love scenes, which at first were so childish they were ridic ulous. Sidney had a mania for simple pictures like “Little Old New York” and others of that ilk, which he had di rected successfully. He had a mania for boyish heroes, and during the love scenes between Rudy and Bebe he was always calling out: “Now, Rudy, look boyish!” “When we finally saw these love scenes in the projection room, we dis covered that Rudy and Bebe looked as though they needed only a lollypop and a hoop to make them perfectly happy. In other words, as love scenes they were awful. Both principals agreed that they would have to put some thrill, sex ap peal—whatever you want to call it—lnto their romance. After all, M. Beaucalre wasn't a schoolboy, but an eighteenth century Frenchman. His princess wasn’t in her cradle, but a so phisticated young lady. Both Rudy and Bebe agreed with me that the love scenes must be retaken, but none of us wanted to hurt Sidney’s feelings by telling the real reason why. On the plea of “poor photography.” we arranged to have them made over again, and Rudy, Bebe and I agreed upon a private code of signals. I was to stand behind the camera and when Beau calre’s ardor threatened to cool I would call out, “Now Rudy, look boyish!” which, by our private code, meant “show more romantic fervor.” The result was that in the end we got some really thrilling love scenes. Later, when the mischief-makers, who couldn’t leave us alone, stepped in to stir up misunderstanding between Rudy and myself, all this was held against me. Rudy’s manager said that if I had really loved Rudy I never could have directed his love scenes with another woman, especially so attractive a woman as Bebe. The very fact that I wasn’t jealous proved I was cold as a stone image! Insisted on Right Settings. Os course, whatever I did was always wrong, in the eyes of Rudy’s producers. As art director, I always insisted on me ticulous accuracy in detail, particularly as concerned historical data, the cos- LURAY CAVERNS by BUS And the Proposed Shenandoah National Park Mar Be Seen In One Dar Round Trip to Luray, $6.00 Bases lease dallr. #th St. and Pa. Are. (Bos Terminal). 7:30 a. p.m. Intermediate Stations. Warren ton and SperrjrvlUe. Vallor connec tions at Lorar. _ . Bases Chartered for Special Tour*. Washington-Luray But Lina _ Nat 9498. Gecrria 8788. New York Title and Mortgage Company With Capital Funds Over $63,000,000 issues owners’ and mortgagees’ policies of title insurance on real property in the District and e nearby counties of Mary land and Virginia and underwrites certificates of title issued by Capitol Title l and Guarantee j Company >o Chandler Building ’ Washington, D. C. r. « Prompt Service ,* Courteous Attention THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1930. a noneymuuii. tumes and setting of the period. Before “Beaucalre” was filmed Rudy and I made a flying trip to Paris to arrange for proper costumes and background of eighteenth century France. The pro ducers resented this additional expense, claiming that the public didn’t know the difference anyway; it was all wasted effort. Later, when the picture was released and all the critics were loud in praise of its artistic beauty, they forgot I was ever on the set. Every one except the art director claimed credit for the charming effect and gave long news paper interviews explaining just how it had been achieved. At the same time the malicious story that I “wore the pants in the family”— a slogan that grew famous in newspaper circles and stirred up pecks of trouble— began to be circulated by the press. They used to see me there on the set and noticed that If anything went wrong Rudy always called on me to de cide matters. As a matter of fact, he had perfect faith in my ability and good taste and wanted things done as I wished them. But seen the newspaper cartoons began to appear in which I was the big boss, in trousers, while Rudy, a child in rompers, ran about doing my orders. Proud and sensitive as he was, naturally this hurt him, especially with every one rubbing it in. Had to Shield Rudy. One of my worst tasks was trying to keep peace between Rudy and the news papers. He was easy bait for any re porter, because he was so loquacious and full of fight, and he was utterly lacking in diplomacy or tact. Con fronted with a reporter, he could say enough in five minutes to stir up years of trouble and threaten another break with the picture industry. He didn’t like Will Hays, and he made it plain that he didn’t; and he loved to explain in detail just how raw a deal he had got by the Famous Players injunction. So the moment I saw him buttonholed by a gentleman (or lady) of the press I would rush over and try to change the subject. This didn’t help make me popular. The stories that "Rudy was henpecked,” and all that bosh, became more widely current than ever. So, even though the filming of "Beaucalre” was a happy experience from many angles, I can see now that it was sown with seeds for future trou bles and marked the beginning of the end of all the peace and accord and happiness that Rudy and I were per mitted together. The misunderstandings stirred up be tween us by all this interference on the part of those who we thought were our friends, but who proved to be bitter enemies, seemed at first only molehills, which we could overlook, but quickly grew to mountains, which we had not the patience or strength to surpass. More and more it poisoned our minds and killed our delightful relationship, until at last it ruptured our marriage. So the mischief-makers were satisfied. But before I enlarge on these de velopments and their disastrous ending —Originator!— 36c Service Private-Appearing Cars Ghe Mr- Foster Travel Service aaa a* ns mw. Camp life in California, the Pacific Northwest or in Wisconsin or New Eng land. Why not try a real outdoor vacation? The charges are moderate. A list of camps in Maine and in the Adiron dacks may be had at the *yt*K Mr.Footer office. Camp rates are reasonable. Mr. Foster recommends only those he knows to be we|l conducted. No fees. i/l-sK. Mr. Foster wm> ** «a WOODWARD * LOTHROP 7th Floor THE MAYFLOWER la the Lobby I want to tell you about our second trip abroad, which was brief but eventful. Sets Chateau Tree Afire. While studio writers were still work ing on the serlpt for “Beaucalre,” Rudy and I, as I have explained, went to Paris to arrange for the costumes and sketches for the picture. Since Christ mas was near, we planned to spend the holidays with my parents on the Ri viera. Rudy sailed 10 days earlier than I did. I remained in New York to su pervise financial details of his new con tract and put the signatures to it. Rudy never could be bothered with financial matters; he didn't understand them and wasn’t interested in them. By motoring day and night from the ship I reached the Hudnut chateau Christmas eve—just in time to see Rudy start a magnificent bonfire by trying to light the topmost candle on the huge Christmas tree which, in our honor, stood magnificently decorated in the great lower hall. Fortunately, the house was entirely of stone so it didn’t go up in smoke. Some one had the presence of mind to send us tearing to the second-story balcony where, with a few feet of leaky French hose, buckets, pans, tumblers and teacups—anything we could seize— we poured water on the blazing branches and eventually extinguished the flames. Mother’s proudest possession, her Gobe lin tapestries, were smoke blackened, but not wholly ruined. Auntie, with her phenomenal calmness, even rescued most of the presents. The only ones lost were those tied to the branches. Rudy was not even scolded. He was contrite enough and my mother adored him. Now he was higher in favor than ever for he had brought from New York a projection machine that mother and Uncle Dickie might see his pictures without waiting for the European show ing. All Ideas Magnificent. With bis usual extravagant notion that nothing but the best was good enough, he had chosen a duplicate of the projection machine in the Capital Theater, New York. It arrived in a van in its several parts, each one the size of a casket. It required 10 men to get it Into the house and the same number to set it up. An expert from the Cinema at Nice had been Imported to operate it. But the young French man didn’t know a thing about this new American contrivance. The pic tures, when they appeared on the screen at all, were either upside down or so large they were headless—which didn’t please the star of the production. So, after thoroughly damning all for eign mechanics, Rudy tore the machine apart and reconstructed It himself. But before he got it to working it was time to sail for America. The private show- COAL PRICES REDUCED MAY Ist a Reduced Spring coal prices will go into effect on May Ist. These prices will be the lowest of the year. They will be increased periodically throughout tha Summer. Let us fill your bin with freshly mined coal of guaranteed quality. (§IFFITH-(ONSUMERS (OMPANY. 1319 G Street N.W. Metropolitan 4840 All of Our Products Are Unqualifiedly Guaranteed Springtime is the Time to Take Lactobacillus Acidophilus It’s a good plan every The choice of the L-A now and then to take a Brand is most essential course of L-A treatment for best results. 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If ship- ; ment is to be made to a distance send the Culture. National Vaccine & Antitoxin Institute . Bacteriologists ISIS You Street North 0089 YORK RELIEF FUND jipsjpas Many Additional Donations Received by The Star in Aid of Bereaved Family. Prospects for The Star fund for the aid of the widow and three children of Lamar Watson York, slain prohibition agent, were strengthened today with the receipt of numerous additional contri butions, swelling the total to $1,619.25. “May my donation,” read an anony mous letter, “help to swell the York fund. I am glad to see the public is supporting the campaign for the benefit of Mrs. York and her unfortunate chil dren. I am sure more men and women— both ‘wets’ and ‘drys’—would help the drive if they realized Mr. York was murdered by bootleggers after he re fused to accept a bribe from bootleggers who wanted him to give up an auto mobile full of liquor he had seized.” Another typical letter, signed by Mrs. Esther M. Lank, follows: “Please find inclosed check for $5 toward the York fund from the Emma S. Shelton W. C. T. U. We are glad we have a newspaper in Washington of your principles and are glad to con tribute our small amount to this worthy cause and wish it were much more.” In sending a check for $lO, Miss Mary P. Godding of the Albemarle Apartments, expressed her thanks “for the opportunity of contributing to such a worthy cause.” Additional donations may be mailed to the cashier of The Star. All checks, money orders and cash received will be acknowledged. Contributors are request ed to make checks payable to "the York Relief Fund” or the cashier of The Star instead of to Mrs. York. Latest Contributors Listed. The latest contributions: Previously acknowledged $1,561.25 F 5.00 F. W. L 1.00 R. G 5.00 M. W. M 3.00 Mary P. Godding 10.00 V. G 1.00 A. C 1.00 Emma S. Shelton, W. C. T. U.. 5.00 Anonymous • 5.00 Richard B. English 10.00 Anonymous 2.00 L. E. B 10.00 Total $1,619.25 ing of the films had to be postponed until Summer, when, of course, we would come again. Rudy could always make any one share enthusiasm for his wonderful plans, and mother, with her keen sense of humor, could ridicule them without hurting his feelings. I remember one morning he took her to a corner of the chateau grounds overlooking the high road and the sea and said to her In all seriousness: "Muzzle, here is where I want to build my boat house.” The plans he grandiloquently outlined for her were of an enormous affair large enough to hold a yacht and two motor boats. It was to have a tunnel under the road to the sea so the boats could be hauled up on the tracks to the boat house for the Winter. With pencil and paper in hand, he sketched out its di mensions. It was to be a vast structure which, when completed, would make the chateau, in comparison, look like a gate keeper’s lodge. Some of his lofty plans he did suc ceed In carrying out. Back of the chateau stood the guest house, con taining 13 rooms, and one of these rooms he turned into a dark room, ac knowledged by expert photographers to be the best equipped dark room in France. Rudy owned literally hundreds of cameras—large, small, medium sized, of every make under the sun. In dead earnest, he used to tell us that cameras were his only extrava gance! He spent hours taking pictures and we spent hours posing for him— only to discover when the negatives were developed there were usually two or three pictures on the same plate. But Rudy always Insisted It was the fault of the camera and rushed off to buy a new one. It is not strange that Rudy died as he lived—magnificently in debt. (Copyright. 1930, In the United State* and Foreign Countries by Natscha Rambova. All Right* Reserved) ■■ "■ 11l From the Front Row Reviews and News of Washington's Theaters. Earl Features “Ladies Lure Brutes." An entertaining picture opened the ** new week, yesterday at the War ner Bros.’ Earle. It is the Para mount production, “Ladies Love Brutes,” adapted from the play. Marg Astor. “Pardon My Glove." George Bancroft, Mary As tor and Fred eric March por tray the leading roles, and not only act well their parts but do it with gratifying naturalness. The story re volves around the old problem of mixing oil and water. In the present instance a small child mars the mixing. 1 Bancroft as an Italian skyscraper constructionist, formerly a poor riv eter on the East Side, but now im mensely rich, falls in love with Miml Howell (Mary Astor) who is estranged from her husband (Fred eric March). She is a rich society woman, surrounded on all sides by the elite of New York. She has a small son, and so has Joe Forziati (Bancroft) who is a widower. De spite many differences, caused mainly by family connections and rearing, Miml begins to care for her Italian friend, because of his strength and his devotion to her. At the same time, she realizes that Joe can do nothing for her boy. The boy is kid naped and the distracted mother promises to mary Joe if he returns her boy. Joe’s son also has been kidnaped, and on discovering the kidnapers he is given the alternative of choosing which boy is to be sur rendered. A battle royal starts, and Joe comes out victorious. He returns with both children, but finds the parents of the boy have reconciled their differences. He thereupon re leases Miml from her promise to marry him, and the rest is to be guessed. Amusing incidents relieve the tenseness of the play. Subsidiaries Include an A1 Christie comedy, “His Honor the Mayor,” in which an amusing political campaign is waged; Vitaphone Varieties, “Foot Notes,” a musical feature, and Para mount news, in which a race be tween the Navy and Columbia crews at Annapolis is shown. G. A. H. Joison’s Singing Continues With “Mammy." COR a second week, A1 Jolson, pre *■ mier jazz-ballad singer of this country, continues his welcome vocal contributions to “Mammy” at War ner’s Metropolitan Theater. The prolific sponsor of such erst while favorites as “April Showers” and "Pretty Baby,” once more taking a fling at black-face minstrelsy, emerges, as always, with indisputable distinction. Jolson, whose imitators are as numerous as the budding Spring leaves, can make a proverbial mountain out of a lyric mole-hill. With the aid of the most expressive hands visible this side of Elyria, he can twist a maudlin expression into a believable bit of sentiment. After years of crying “Mammy,” he is still able to turn loose the tear faucets on the most callous victims. The reason for "Mammy’s" un questioned success lies not in the I heights of dramatic expression, but in Mr. Joison’s willingness to be his old amusing self and forget the “emoting” ditties of yesterday. Gone are the “Sonny Boys” and the vocal mutterlngs that were Intended as heart-twisters. Gone are those un modulated moments when A1 sang his song with tears in his eyes, a “frog” in his throat and the vision of his girl friend lying dead in the Roof Paint T| Seals -the surface and steps 1 leaks. Waterproof. MEtro. 0151 BUTLER-FLYNNI 607-609 C St. Phone for Color Card FOR _S ALE 2ND COMMERCIAL CORNER Excellent location, 30-ft. alley. Street grades will permit drive way entrance to three floors. 14,306 Sq. Feet WILL IMPROVE To Suit Responsible Purchaser x C. H. GALLIHER CO. IMS Vt. At*. Nat. 5397 THE BEAUTY OF DOGWOOD . ; : —»» unsurpassed at Cedar Hill. Hundreds of trues, the most beautiful in or near Washington, are in full bloom. Rows of shrubs and beautiful flowers will enthrall you when you drive out. CEDAR HILL CEMETERY Pennsylvania Avenue Extended Southeast wings. Instead, there is the old freshness, the Wild spontaneity, the clowing that comes most pleasantly —everything to make one forget the glycerin drops that have prevailed up to now. Just as John Barrymore seems to have departed for a mo ment from the roadside of dramatic effort, in “The Man Prom Blank ley’s,” to try his had at light-hearted drolleries, so Jolson has assumed the Joyous hood of merriment, and seems to enjoy it as much as his audience. ‘This isn’t to say that there are not a gray-haired “Mammy,” a few mother-loving moments and one or two over-ripe melodramatic bits in his talkie'. There are. The story is not the product of a high-powered imaginative mind; still, what with Jolson’s splendid singing and good acting on the part of Lois Moran, there is enough and more for every body. Graham McNamee entertaining his audience through The Evening Star Universal newsreel and a short film comedy complete what is mostly a Jolson program. E. de S. M. MUSIC' LOVETTE BENEFIT PROGRAM. An enthusiastic audience greeted the Lovette Choral Club and resisting art ists at the First Baptist Church last night. In its third year of chorus work, the club showed excellent shadings and familiarity with their numbers. Out standing numbers were the difficult ar rangement of "On the Steppe,” by Gretchaninoff. and the concluding "Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel, strik ingly presented from the choir nositlon, with an organ accompaniment by Mar garet Davis. A new lullaby, “Good Night,” by Anita Sc hade of Oils city, was sung for the first time. Responding to calls, Eva Whitford Lovette, mezzo soprano, who directed the singing and was not on the pro gram as a soloist, delighted with Tosti’s “Could I” and “Oh, Miss Hannah,” by Deppen, displaying * richness of voice and depth of tone and feeling. Henry S. Gregor pleased with the presenta tion of his own, “Blue Danube Para phrase,” and a nocturne by T. S. Lo vette. Oscar Levine, violinist, with Sylvia Porotsky at the piano, was quite ar tistic inr “The Ghost Dance,” by Levy, and unpublished “Romance,” by Lo vette. Others on the program were Mary Randolph Ruff, reader; Nellie Barber Brooks, Audrey E. Koons and Ethel Lynn Fast, sopranos. Elsie Cranmer and Pauline Lisbman supplied the piano accompaniments. C. C. Prison Increase large. ATLANTA, Ga., April 20 (IP). —The Atlanta Federal Penitentiary almost doubled its population between 1920 and 1930, according to figures made public yesterday by Dr. Elizabeth Broach, cen sus supervisor for tnis dlctnct. 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A rivers and harbors improvement program, authorizing an expenditure next year of more than twice the amount approved by the Budget Bu reau, today awaited Senate action be fore being sent along to the White House and a process of elimination in tended to keep the outlay within the budget estimates. Anxious, to avoid a deficit at the close of the fiscal year of 1931, the administration plans to defer the execu tion of projects not deemed immediately necessary and in this way prevent the year’s expenditures for this purpose from exceeding the sum set r.part for it This was announced authoritatively late yesterday just before the House placed its approval on the program in a session which heard charges of de ception, bribery and pork barrel legis lation. As passed by the House, the measure included the provision that the Federal Government take over the Erie-Oswego Barge Canal, which had been vigorously opposed by Western members. The bill would provide an expenditure of $111,000,000 as opposed to the Bud get Bureau’s estimate of $55,000,000. It makes provision for 154 projects and 346 surveys, including $29,266,400 for deep ening the channels in the Great Lakes, SIBO,OOO for beginning the development of a 27-foot channel on the St. Law rence River between Lake Ontario and Ogdensburg. N. Y.. and $7,500,000 for the completion of the Illinois waterway. The administration plans to separate the projects and surveys into three categories—those considered necessary and urgent; those held to be necessary, but not urgent, and those expected to become urgent and necessary in time. These are to be the guiding points in selecting the projects for which ex penditures will be made within the year. Among the projects approved; Little Machlpongo River, Virginia, $10,000; Wicomico River, Maryland, $75,000; Baltimore Harbor and chan nels, Maryland, $2,504,640; Herring Bay and Rock Hole Creek, Maryland, $6,300; , waterway connecting Tangier Sound with Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, $12,- 000; Choptank River, Maryland, $6,300; Elk River, Maryland, $7,500; Occohan nock Creek, Virginia, $2,000; Nandau Creek, Virginia, $6,000; Monroe Bay and Creek, Virginia, $15,200; Cockrells Creek, Virginia, $59,000; Carters Creek, Virginia, $8,050; Nansemond River, Vir ginia, $92,300; Scotts Creek, Virginia, $31,000; inland waterway, from Nor folk, Va., to Beaufort, N. C., inlet, $400,- 000; James River, Virginia, $3,555,000; , Norfolk Harbor, Virginia, anchorage . near Craney Island, $90,000; Norfolk : Harbor, Virginia, west branch of Eliza beth River, $25,500; Norfolk Harbor. Virginia, east branch of Elizabeth Riv er, $11,200; Willoughby Channel, Vlr glnia, $8,500.