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Super Tax
Plan Seen
As Gesture
Might Affect
About 11,000
In Upper Group
By DAVID LAWRENCE.
The Treasury's proposal that a
100 per cent tax be levied on all
net incomes above $25,000 after de
ducting tax liability and other
Items Is mucn
more of a ges
ture toward
heavy taxation
than a reality.
Actually, a per
son would have
to earn some
where between
$70,000 and $80.
000 a year before
being subject to
the 100 per cent
super tax. Pos
sibly 11,000 per
sons in the
David Lawrence,
United States might be affected, but
the probabilities are that under the
deduction system, not more than
5.000 would have to pay the super
tax.
What is not generally realized by
those who cry out for drastic tax
ation and who resort to the arts of
demagogy to prove they are soak
ing the rich Is that the soaking
already has been accomplished. The
time is not far off when the dema
gogues will have to tell the people
the sad truth, namely that sources
of taxation in the higher brackets
are drying up and that taxes will
have to be extracted in larger and
larger amounts from the low income
groups which have hitherto been
favored with a partial immunity.
Few Retain $25,000.
President Roosevelt, in one of his
recent addresses, used the figure of
$25,000 as a probable maximum that '
a taxpayer would be able to retain—
as if this were some real hardship
that was about to be imposed on a
large number of the American peo
ple. The truth is that existing tax
rates already have prevented about
99 per cent or more of the taxpayers ,
from retaining anything like $25,000
a year.
There are plenty of persons who
would be happy if the Government
made it possible for them to retain
as much as $25,000 after taxes. In
deed. anybody who earns $30,000 or
$40,000 or even $50,000 a year can
not retam $25,000 after paying Fed
eral taxes. If State taxes were in
chided in the reckoning, it is con
ceivable that under certain circum
stances the taxpayer might be earn
ing as much as $60,000 or possibly
more before he or she could count;
on a net residue of as much as
$25,000.
The tax rates being proposed by
the House Ways and Means Com
fni.tee permits a man who earns
J3.0C0 a year to retain $2,694 and
by the time the $20.000-a-year in
come is reached in the tables, it
will be found that the taxpayer can
retain only $13,736. So there has
to be a large paper earning of some
where near $70,000 before the citizen
can ever become one of the small
class of persons wpo could he re
motely affected by the $25,000 max
imum or the payment of a 100
per cent super tax.
Would Brine $184,000,000.
The Treasury's proposal looks
more like a fulfillment of the ges
ture toward drastic taxation that 1
has been bandied about in recent
months as proof that the taxation
is really drastic for the public
generally. It is drastic for an in
finitely small few. This is revealed
by the fact that only $184,000,000
will be collected from the super tax.
This group of 11.000 persons with
Incomes above $50,000 a year have
a total income of about $2,600,
000.000, of which the Government
collects somewhere between 50 and
70 per cent.
Yet there are 15.940.000 persons
with incomes from $2,000 to $10,000
a year whose income is about $54,
000.000.000. A relatively small part
of this has been tapped- for tax
purposes. Some day, when a real
tax program is proposed that is
designed to collect revenue, it can
he expected that the tax rates will
be made heavier between $2,000 and
$20,000 and that there will be fur
ther taxes on the low-income
groups. But- that day cannot be
expected to materialize so close to
a congressional election, where the
quantity of votes counts rather
than the size of the individual
income.
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Expedition Against Aleutians Seen as Prelude
To Jap Attack on Siberia This Summer
By DOROTHY THOMPSON.
The Japanese attack on the
Aleutian Islands was prepared
before Molotov, the Russian
Commissar for Foreign Affairs,
arrived In
Wash 1 n g ton,
and it occurred
in the middle
of the negotia
tions.
In a war like
this one, there
is a connection
between all
import ant
events. What
is the connec
tion here?
First, why
did the Japa
Dorothy Thompion.
nese attack the Aleutians? The
first suggestion that it was merely
a reprisal for the bombing of
Tokio is childish. And it is not
true that the Aleutians are not
important. They are extremely
{important — defensively for the
United States, offensively for the
United States against Japan,
and defensively for Siberia.
Therefore, Japan can have
three reasons for attacking the
islands: (1) To prepare for an
invasion of Alaska; <2> To pre
vent us from using the islands
for offensive action against
Japan; (3) To cut communica
tions between America and Rus
sia, preparatory for an attack
on Siberia.
We can rule out the first. A
Japanese attack on Alaska proper
would be suicide for her. The
second was doubtless a consid
eration. The third is the one
which this column intends to
discuss. Do the Japanese intend
to attack Siberia?
Parallel to Year Ago.
At. first sight this seems un
likely. Why should Japan add
another strong enemy to the
mighty coalition already ranged
against her? In the negotia
tions between Molotov and Lon
don and Washington, the ques
tion of Japan was studiously
avoided.
But if the anti-Axis powers
avoid the question, it may still
be in the interest of the Axis
powers to put the question.
Actually, the situation of Ja
pan in regard to Russia recalls
that of Germany just a year ago.
Germany and Russia then had a
non-aggression pact as Japan
and Russia have now. It seemed
insane for Germany to attack
Russia, but actually. Hitler was
compelled either to attack her or
bring her into an outright alli
ance. In the negotiations be
tween Molotov* and Hitler in
Berlin in the fall of 1940, Molotov
refused an outright alliance.
Hitler has never had confi
dence in neutrals. He feared an
all-out in the west, with Russia
and her huge land power at his
back. Also he saw the rising
strength of the United States
and argued that he must destroy
Russia before the United States
was brought into the war, via
Japan.
So he took the risk.
Now. the situation of Japan
today is similar. Japanese lead
ership is compelled to acknowl
elge that the Germans have not
accomplished in Russia what
Japan must have wished.
A defeat of Germany by a
combination of Britain, Russia
and the United States would
leave Japan alone in the world,
and even Russia might then join
the United Nations in the Pacific.
But if Russia could be defeated
this year, the threat to Japan's
Kiwanians Will Elect
International Head Today
By the Associated Press.
CLEVELAND. June 17.—Delegates
to Kiwanis International's annual
convention learned about Canada's
war effort today as they prepared
to select as their president either
an Ontario attorney or a Tennessee
newspaper publisher.
Fred G. McAlister of London,
Ontario, and E. B. Stahlman, jr„
vice president and assistant general
manager of the Newspaper Print
ing Corp. which publishes both the
Nashville Banner and the Nashville
Tennesseean, are the candidates.
Miss Charlotte E. Whitton of
Ottawa, consultant for the War
time Price and Trade Board, said
“over half of the Canadian popu
lation in Industrial occupations is
now at work on supplies of war.”
Nearly three years' warfare “is
bringing to the people of Canada,
though all too slowly, a realization
that total war demands that all
the resources of a nation—her man
power, materials and wealth—be
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flank would be removed, and
British and American forces
would be tied up in Europe. So
Russia is the chief issue for both
the United Nations and the
Axis.
The risk that Japan would run
in attacking Siberia before China
is defeated and while the Ameri
can Navy and Air Force are de
monstrating increasing strength,
is immense, but Japan, like Ger
many a year ago, may figure
there is no better choice.
The United Nations have been
playing for time; the Axis
against it. Germany has had to
plan one campaign Immediately
after another in order to con
quer pivotal points before her
dilatory opponents could mo
bilize their full strength. Japan
is in the same situation. After
accomplishing the conquest of
the South Pacific in the short
est possible time, she cannot af
ford to wait for a counter-attack.
She must make a choice: Austra
lia, India or Siberia?
Major Risk Probable.
The conquest of Australia is a
naval problem, and the battles
of Coral Sea and Midway do not
suggest a favorable outcome. In
dia would stretch Japanese com
munications over the whole Asi
atic continent and would not re
move the threat from the north.
So it is logical to think that Ja
pan should take a major risk to
bring about a defeat which might
determine the outcome of the
whole war.
Rumors that have come
through regularly from Stock
holm and Switzerland and have
been circulating for months have
suggested the possibility of a
German armistice with Russia,
and a comment of the Wilhelm
strasse on the Russian-British
treaty w'as that the question of a
separate peace would be settled
by the outcome of the Russian !
campaign, not by any treaties, 1
calling attention to the scrap
ping of the Anglo-French treatv
in the face of the defeat of
France.
But the 20-year mutual as
sistance pact just concluded be- j
tween Britain and Russia, plus
the agreement between Russia
and the United States, announce
post-war collaboration. The Axis
must therefore abandon its per
ennial hope of achieving an easy
victory by division of the main
powers. Japan must be asking
herself whether there is any hope •
of a future antagonism between
Russia and the English-spe|klng
powers in the Pacific and must
conclude it is highly unlikely.
Axis Chooses Summer.
These considerations, then, '
would lead both ends of the Axis
to decide together to try to strike
out one of the three main op
ponents, and do it this summer,
for the winter is as unfavorable
a time for a Japanese attack on
Siberia Ik for a German offen
sive on western Russia.
The apprehension that such
may be Axis plans would also ac
count for the quick agreement
reached in Washington on the
matter of the Baltic states—
whatever that agreement may
have been. For long-lasting al
liances are of infinitely more im
portance to Russian security than
the disposition of a few square
miles of soil.
Major strategy can only be met
by major counter-strategy. Our
only chance in this war is the
solidarity of our coalition—and
that fact is true for every one of
the United Nations, particularly
the big three.
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The Great Game of Politics
Roosevelt's Interest in New York Situation*
Attributed to Having a Hand in 1944 Nomination
By FRANK R. KENT.
For some time after we entered
the war the White House held to
its position that there was no longer
either time or place for politic* in
the administra- |
t i o n schedule.
The crisis called
for complete
concentration on
winning and all
forms of politi
cal activity were
to be banished
for the duration.
The President
let it be known
that he was not
now "interested
in politics.”
In that admi
Trank R. Kent.
rable attitude most people were in
accord and no one thought of dis
senting until Mr. Roosevelt publicly
abandoned his own precepts and
gave unmistakable evidence of very
active political interest indeed.
When that happened journalistic
observers were confronted with the
problem of whether entirely to ig
nore the facts or to comment frankly
upon them. If ignored, not only
would presidential political activity
undoubtedly continue, but the small
er administration politicians, emu
lating White House example, would
cast aside pretense and go whole- |
heartedly political.
On the other hand, full and free
discussion of the renewed White
House interest in politics At least
might result in imposing a certain
restraint, which would be in the na
tional interests. At any rate, the
entire openness of Mr. Roosevelts
recent political acts is such as to
make absurd any suggestion of im
propriety about commenting upon
them. In fact, the lack of conceal- '
ment seems to compel comment, lest
the idea become generally accepted
that no matter what this President
may say, he can do as he pleases
with complete immunity from ’crit
icism. which is certainly not/ a
healthy condition, war or no war.
Farley Called.
The most flagrant exhibition, of
course, was his appointment of
Frank Hague's candidate to the Fed
eral bench, an act so clearly political
that it shocked some of Mr. Roose
velt's own friends, such as Senator
Norris of Nebraska, and for which
no one has offered a defense. But
the most revealing instance was the
recent White House conference be
tween the President and James A.
Farley over the New York political
situation. It was the President who
asked Mr. Farley to come, not Mr.
Farley who sought an audience. He
had not seen the President for more
than a year.
Mr Parley, who once ran adminis
tration politics but lost favor because
he thought Mr. Roosevelt ought not
to seek a third term, is chairman of
to New York State Committee.« He
is supporting Attorney General Ben
nett for the gubernatorial nomina
tion to be made in August. Evidence
was given that Mr. Roosevelt pre
ferred Owen D. Young or Lt. Gov.
Poletti or some one else.
However, Mr. Bennett’s candidacy
grew steadily stronger and it be
came fairly clear a couple of weeks
ago that he probably would be nomi
nated. Then Mr. Roosevelt sent for
Mr. Farley to "talk things over."
Then he sent for Gov. Lehman to
“talk things over.” Later Mr. Roose
velt said he had “made no promises,”
but lt is accepted that he will not,
as was expected, oppose Mr. Bennett
with a candidate of his own.
Thinking of 1944.
Two things stand out as a result of
these two conferences—first, that the
President is no longer in position to
i give Mr. Parley political orders;
second, that the President, in 1943, is
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thinking of 1944. Upon no other
theory can his anxiety about the I
gubernatorial nomination this sum
mer be explained. No question of
national unity is involved. There is
no possibility of any one hostile to
him being named. There is no issue
of foreign policy or war management.
Why then, with the vast responsi
bility of winning the war on his
shoulders should Mr. Roosevelt be so
concerned about this nomination?
No man experienced In politics
will have to be told the answer
to that one. It is clearly a question
of delegates to the 1944 national
convention. It could be nothing
else. Every politician knows that if
Mr. Bennett is the next Democratic
Governor of New York, the State
delegation to the national conven
tion will be largely composed of
men friendly to his administration.
As Mr. Farley is his chief friend
and supporter, it would, in effect,
be a Farley delegation.
Seeks to Pick Nominee.
If the war Is still on In 1944. be
yond doubt Mr. Roosevelt will be
renominated and re-elected. Un
less he had done some unforgivable
thing or had suffered some physical
or mental breakdown or something
untoward and now unforeseen had
occurred, It clearly would be against
the national interests to change—
and few would want to.
However, if the war Is over In
1944, Mr. Roosevelt may not want
to be "drafted" for a fourth term,
but he certainly will want to name
the Democratic candidate. In the
latter contingency his choice is be
lieved to be Vice President Wallace.
In either case, the New York dele
gation would be essential. Hence,
Mr. Roosevelt's interest in either
controlling it himself or having it
controlled by friends. Hence, his
invitation to Mr. Parley, who un
derstands very fully the situation—
and Mr. Roosevelt—to "talk things
over.” If there is any other ex
planation of present White House
politics, it would be interesting to
know it.
(Copyright. 104*2 )
This Changing World
Nazis' Main Effort Directed at Smashing
Russia in Greatest Battle of War
By CONSTANTINE BROWN.
Reports from both the Allies
and the Axis are scant regarding
developments in the greatest bat
tle in this war, now raging from
the Libyan Desert to the Arctic
Circle.
All that is known is that in the
preliminary stages the Russians
are holding stubbornly to most of
their key positions while the Brit
ish are taking a terrific hammer
ing from the mechanized divis
ions of Marshal Erwin Rommel.
The situation in Libya is, of
course, important, but the cap
ture of Tobruk by the Axis would
f'M
Till WOtKif
mean more a loss of prestige than
a defeat for the British. The
main defense lines of the vital
Egyptian bases are still Intact,
and if sufficient forces are main
tained in those lines the Nazis
will still be a long way from vic
tory, even if they take Tobruk.
The British have not ypt
reached a point where they must
stand and fight in North Africa.
Reverses will not be fatal as long
as the Germans do not reach
their main objectives in the Near
East—the oil fields.
German People Determined.
Unless the whole British Army
In the Near East collapses, and
this appears Improbable, a Nazi
victory in Libya will be merely
another local success, and Amer
ican military observers concede
that the Nazis are bound to have
more such successes this summer.
The German high command's
main effort Is directed, of course,
against the Russians. Compared
to the action which is under way
all along the huge eastern front,
from the Black Sea to the Artie
Circle, the Libyan battle appears
picayunish. The task of the Ger
man Armies Is the greatest ever
undertaken by any force. The
Nazis must destroy Russian mil
itary might, otherwise they can
not even hope for a stalemate.
U. S.-British Relations Find
Firmer Footing in Military
Criticism of Allies Blamed Largely
On Unbridled Tongues of Public
By HELEN LOMBARD.
“British-Ameriean relations.” rum
bled the deep bassoon belonging to
the London Times correspondent in
Washington, Sir Willmott Lewis, j
“will be all right until some one
really tries to do something about
them.”
There is wisdom in Sir Willmott’s
bon mot. In a country where the
press is free and tongues com- i
pletely unbridled, propaganda is a
double-edged tool. Every idea rouses
a counteridea and some of the well- 1
meaning. pro-Britishers have prob
ably done their friends more harm j
than have their severest critics.
The British no longer need advo
cates in America. Their cause is
ours and our fight is theirs.
There is unquestionably, however,
a need for greater tolerance on both
sides. Americans who feel indig
nant when the United States is
blamed for the words, attitudes and
errors of minorities, persist in treat- 1
ing John Bull as an entity and in
blaming “the English” for every
thing that an Englishman says or
does.
This is particularly noticeable in
Washington today, where there are
f so many British agencies and mis
; sions of various kinds—naval, mili
I tary, commercial and diplomatic—
| that the various members don’t
even know each other. All of them
are in business and social contact,
however, with the American services
with which they have to deal di
rectly. And considering that the
i British have driven to the left side
of the road for generations while
we habitually take the right, there
I have not been as many collisions
as one might expect.
There has been, however, sniping
at the British from many American
quarters as there has been undis
guised and tactless criticism of our
war effort from British quarters. It
is significant that most of this
criticism comes from civilians on
both sides, who necessarily have
an incomplete gTasp of the problems
involved.
It is rare that a British officer
speaks slightingly of Pearl Harbor
or that an American military man
refers disparagingly of Crete. The
British, who have a reputation for
being chary of praise for the military
feats of others, speak enthusias
tically of the battles of Coral Sea
and Midway.
Lady Little, wife of the former
head of the British naval mission
| to the United States, was surprised
at the cautiousness shown by the
American high command and re
marked enthusiastically: "I should
| think you would be throwing your
caps in the air!*
As the time draws near for real
military and naval co-operation be
tween America and Great Britain
in Europe, when large Anglo-Amer
ican forces will have to fight
shoulder to shoulder, there is a
feeling in Washington circles that
it is time to overlook each other's
The position of the Germans is
difficult because they must obtain
a decision, either against the
Russians or the British, in the
next few months, and not later
than fall.
The German people are fully
aware of what will happen in the
event of defeat and are de
termined to stick it out. But
unless one of the Reich’s two
European enemies, Britain or
Russia, is knocked out this year,
the situation will change radically
in 1943. Nazi military leaders
are aware that if they win mere
successes, and not victories, be
tween now and the beginning of
winter, it is the Axis which will
be on the defensive, and the
initiative, which has been in Nazi
hands since 1939, will pass into
the hands of the United Nations.
Fate of Reich at Stake.
Even though the German
population shows great discipline
and willingness to submit to
further rationing and privation,
it is hardly likely that it will
stand up long against a two
front offensive.
These considerations lead Amer
ican military experts to think
that the Nazi high command will
throw everything it has into an
effort to annihilate the Soviet
armies. The Nazi high command
is not going to stress the conquest
&
-* i
of cities and strongholds, but the
pulverizing of the Soviet forces.
Unless it succeeds in doing so the
possibility, cheriT.ed by some
Nazi military leaders, of a peace
by agreement, cannot be brought
about.
The battle on the Russian
front, which started Sunday and
is still in the making, will be the j
most gigantic effort the Nazis
have made in this war. On its
success or failure depends the
fate of the Reich.
I
foible* and get together for the big
pash.
Happily, relations between British
technicians and fighting men and
their American opposite numbers
are on a satisfactory basis. This
solid professional meeting ground
has done more for British-American
relations among propaganda-shy
Americans 'who have had the bug- j
aboo of "smart British propaganda" ;
held up before them by German-1
Americans and by German pro
fessors since the last wan than
all the efforts of British public re
lations men and professional dip
lomats.
When American naval officers
heard that Lord Louis Mountbat- I
ten was coming to Washington on a
special mission they sighed: "An
other title come over to impress
us." Lord Mountbatten started off
with a minus sign, which he car
ried into a big plus, not by turning
on charm but by demonstrating his
thorough knowledge of his own field
—the organization of the Comman
dos—and by his plain speaking
about the whole World War prob
lem.
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800,000 Tons Called
Tops for Rubber Drive
By thf Associated Press.
HOUSTON. Tex.. June 17.—A de
termined rubber reclamation cam
paign might gather between 500.000
and 800.000 tons from American
junk piles. Chairman C. D. Jacob
son of the Gulf Coast Chapter of
the Institute of Scrap Iron and
Steel believes.
He ridiculed predictions that the
current rubber drive might net 10,
000.000 tons, saying less than 12.
000.000 tons have been imported in
the 105 years the United States has
tieen using rubber.
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Japs' Move
On Aleutians
Analyzed
May Be Part of Force
Retiring From
Dutch Harbor
By MAJ. GEORGE FIELDING
ELIOT.
Reports of enemy activities In the
Aleutian Islands, following the un
successful attack on Dutch Harbor,
have been persistent. The Japanese
undoubtedly have some purpose In
sending men and ships to these
Islands, the outermost of the Aleu
tian chain, though It Is not yet clear
what that purpose may be.
There seems little reason to sup
pose that the purpose Is an offen
sive toward Alaska or the larger
islands of the Aleutian group. The
Japanese capacity for the amphibi
ous offensive in the North Pactfis
was pretty weU wiped out at Mid-,
way.
They have learned, as we have,
that air support is an absolute es
sential for any such proceeding and
air support is the one thing the
Japanese cannot now give to any
serious attack in such distant waters.
Their large carriers are gone, their -
smaller carriers, what few they have
remaining, would inevitably be over
whelmed by our shore-based aircraft
were they to come within our radius
of action.
Islands Not Well Adapted.
As for building up a chain of land
bases, such as they did in the Neth
erlands Indies, the outer islands of
the Aleutian chain do not lend
themselves to th^ construction of
runways and are not well adapted
for the operation of seaplanes More
over, the weather appears to be un
promising.
There is, therefore, good reason
to accept, within the limits of a
projected offensive against ourselves,
the published statements that the
temporary presence of the Japanese
at Attu and in th? Rat Islands is of
little strategical importance. Yet
they are there, and so far in this .
war they have done nothing with
out reason.
One answer might be that the
Japanese forces reported in the is
lands may be merely a part of the
force which thrust at Dutch Harbor,
a part of the preliminary moves
leading to that attack, and that they
have been trapped in their exposed
positions by bad weather, which has
prevented their withdrawal.
Simplest Explanation.
This is the simplest explanation,
and may well be the correct one. II
the Dutch Harbor attack was meant •
as a serious attempt to effect a lodg
ment, its repulse would naturally be
followed by retirement of the ad
vanced posts; if, as is far more
likely, it was a mere diversion and
reconnaissance, forming part of the
larger picture of the Midway attack,
then the future fate of the advanced
posts in the Aleutians would be de
pendent on the outcome of the main
operation; and that having failed,
these posts would likewise be with
drawn. In either case bad weather
may have been the determining
factor.
There is also the possibility,
though it is remote, that the Jap
anese decided to maintain these
positions as long as possible for
propaganda purposes, to offset the
heavy defeat at Midway. This is
borne out by the tremendous play
which the Axis radio has been giv
ing the “Japanese landings In the
Aleutian Islands." It is, however,
worthy of note that the German
radio has been the most assidiuous
in this regard, which suggests that,
however small the significance which
Tokio may attach to these landings,
the Germans are badly in need of a
few more Japanese victories to bol
ster up their own morale and to
maintain their psychological posi
tion vis-a-vis the rest of the world,
and are desperately anxious to find
some counter-word as against nur
reports of the victory of Midway.
May Be Move on Russia.
Then there is a third possibility.
For aome weeks, there has been a
growing conviction in the minds of
careful observers that the Japanese
are going to be compelled to attack
the Russian Far Eastern provinces
this summer.
The greater the threat to Japa
nese sea communications, the great
er the compulsion to Improve their
land communications with their
southern conquests in South China.
Malaya, Burma and Indo-China. For
the strengthening of these positions
and communicatiQns, the elimina
tion of the Russian threat is a
necessity; or to take the longer
view, the Japanese have gambled on
a German victory in Europe, lacking
which they can never be secure in
possession of their loot, and they
must now, whether they like It or
not, do their best to bring such a
victory about. '
Considering the matter thus, they
would have a definite reason for
desiring to occupy at least a tempo
rary position In the outer Aleutians.
This would serve as a listening post,
an observation station from which
they could get aome warning in
case we were to move to the aid
of the Russians in the northern
Pacific. As long as they could
maintain it, such a post would be
of great value to & Japan embroiled
with Russia.
Copyrikht, 1942, Few York Tribun*. In*.
No fop* shrinking. FnESxSKph
CI*ont fopts and HPHBpBii
cord* thoroughly. ' Cosh and Carry
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