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THIS PAPER issued in
Two 8ections. 8ectlon
One—Pages 1 to 8.
VOL. 52
Men Must 6o Through With
structions or Pace Possibility
of Firing Squad.
Men Who Do Not Appear for Exami
nation Automatically Go Into
Army—No Civil Trials.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18—Renewed
instructions that drafted men who fail
to report for service will be classified
and punished as de.jorters were sent
to United States dlttrict attorneys
and agents of the department of jus
tice tonight by Attorney General
Provost Marslial General Crowder
has ruled that persons who neglect
to appear for examination will be ac
cepted automatically and that the
privilege of claiming exemption will
be denied. It was to help carry this
policy into effect thut the attorney
general acted. His Instructions (ol
"•It has been determined by the
provost marshal general that persons
who faiil to appear for physical ex
aminatlon after having received their
notices to do so from the local boards
by such failure waive their right
to physical exemption and are ac
cepted by the board without exam
ination. Their names will be-certi
fied to the district boards as chosen
by the local boards for the national
Absence Signs Them Up.
"If they do npt then appear to claim
exemption they wiill thereby waive
thft right to such exemptions as they
mffeht have claimed, find their names
will be certified by, the distinct boards
to the adjutant generals of their re
spective states as 'persons for the
national- army. The adjutant gener
al will then mall them a notice to re
port for duty ait a specified time and
place and such notices will be given
publicly according to the regulations
of the conscription Act.
"Such persoifs then become sub
to Ik* military (authorities at the
fill to comply *with this notice, they
become deserters from-the army and
will be treated as 3iich by the mili
tary authorities.
"It is, therefore, a matter of vital
concern, not so much to the govern
ment as to the persons themselves,
to see that they give the correct ad
dress for their notices to be mailed
to them. Should they fail to comply
with these notices after receiving
them, they become automatically
drafted without regard to physical
examination or to exemption or dis
Jail for Loud Ones.
"Where persons are known to be
wilfully refusing to comply with the
requests of the local boards and are
so conducting themselves as to be a
menace to the proper enforcement of
the conscription act, und their where
abouts are known, they should be de
tained in jail on complaints charging
violations of section 6 of the con
scription act until tli'* time when they
are ordered by the ac'jutant general
to report for duty in the national
army. They should at that date be
turned over' to the Military authori
ties. No prosecution need be had a4
it will be unnecessarily expensive
and tittle is to be gained therefrom."
Dr. Heniry van Dyke 8ay«
They're Against All Laws.
"America must Join with the others
in ending the Potsdam gang if the
world is not to become a cage of wild
beasts," says Dr. Henry van Dyke, un
til recently American minister to The
Hague. "The gang is against, the laws
of God., Jl.t 4* against the laws of all
nAMonf^' it le using Christianity to
bolster''% d**"®
infsmous «g men
chas cura
Historical depi
The county fair, which will begin
September 4th, offers attractive prizes
in all classes of farm products, stock,
needlework, etc. A program of amuse'
men's has been arranged for every af
ternoon. The best lot of gallopers that
has ever been here will interest those
fond of racing. Bring something for
exhibition at the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Stilson, Mrs. Har
ry Noel and children motored to Sioux
City Sunday and visited at the Bert
Stilson home.
L. C. Butler returned last week from
western Nebraska, where he had been
to look after his wheat crop. He
found smouldering stacks all that was
left of a splendid crop which had been
fired the night before Ills arrival, caus
ing a heavy loss to both owner and
O.W. Nelson and son, Donald, went
to Wilton Junction Sunday to visit rel
Mrs. Jacob kepford came from Spirit
Lake on account of the death of little
Gerald and remained for a few days'
visit at the Earl and Joseph Kepford
Virgil Peffers has bought an auto.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dorsey and Mr. Pef
fers motored to Greenfield for a visit
last week. They were accompanied
on their return by Mrs. W. Dorsey, or
Greenfield, who is visiting Arion rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. Wm Marr and daughters, Ma
rle and Evelyn, and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Marr motored to Harlan to at
tend the fair.
Mrs. A. H. Nichols left Sunday for
American Falls, Idaho, to visit with
her sons. Burton and Guild Evans.
Mrs. L.. C. Butler, Mrs. J. L. Maurer
and Mrs. N. F. Stilson were In Denison
for shopping and dental work Friday.
Sam Fox has sold his well improved
farm north of Arion to Ernest
Sprang. The farm sold at $150 per
Mrs. Jas. Ballantyne and children.
Margaret, James and David, with Mrs
Pierson and daughter, Margaret, of
Denison, enjoyed a pleasant motor trip
to Omaha Tuesday.
Mrs. Conroy and son, Martin, and
Mrs. Houlihan motored to Carroll to
the fair. Mrs. Frank Fee and daugh
ters came home with them for a visit.
News of the recent marriage of Dr.
Frank Evans will interest his many
friends here.
Loren and Edwin Butler, Verne Tal-
tie Sioux Saturday for
J. P. Fitch, An Old Time Resident of
Crawford County, Passes Away
Friday at Home of His Daughter
Deceased Was for Years Engaged in
Lumber and Grain Business and
Identified in Business Circles
Vail, Aug.
P. Fitch,
an old settler of this county, passed
away at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
E. Chamberlin, in Vail Friday night
about 11 o'clock, aged about 76 years.
The funeral took place Monday at 3
ip. m., at St. John's Episcopal church.
The remains were laid to rest in the
Vail cemetery along side of his de
parted wife who preceded him some
few years ago. His son, Edward Fitch,
of. McHenry, N. -D„ and his daughter,
Mrs. Wood, of Nebraska, were here
to attend the funeral also a number
from Manilla, Denison and West Side.
The family have the sincere sympathy
of all In their bereavement.
James ayne Fitch, oldest son of
Dennis M. and Eliza Griswold Fitch,
was born in Troy, N. Y„ July 24, 1841.
At an early age his parents moved to
New Vork City, where he grew to man
hood and engaged in the wholesale
boot and shoe business of Sears. Fitch
& Langdon. In 1864 he was married
to Lucia L. Sears at St. Peters church.
New York City. To this union were
born nine children, three dying in in
fancy. In 1877 Mr. Fitoh and family,
with'Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Sears, moved
to Vail, where Mr. Fitch engaged in
the lumber and grain bijslness for sev
eral years. Later the family moved to
a farm north of Vail, where they lived
for fifteen years and again moved in
to Vail, where he again engaged in the
grain business. In l')10 Mr. and Mrs.
Fitch moved to Carroll to be with their
daughter, Evelyn, and in 1912 Mrs.
Fitch was called in death and shortly
after the daughter passed away. Then
after another year Mr. Fitch returned
to Vail, where he has since made his
home with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cham
berlin. Mr. Fitch wa3 instrumental in
establishing the Episcopal church in
Vail that being the faith in which he
lived and died. He organized the Sun
day school of that church and for
many years was Its superintendent.
He became a member of the order of
A. F. & A. M. in December, 1878. unit
ing with Setting Sun Lodge No. 3*! at
West Side, at which place he was W.
M. for ten years. He was also a mem
ber of Royal Arch Chapter No. 49 of
Carroll. Mr. Fitch served as county
supervisor, member of the town coun
cil and for seventeen years was a
member of the board of education. He
is survived 'by four children, James
D. Fitoh, of Carroll Mrs. Lawrence
Wood, of St. Edwards, Neb.' Edward
H. Fitch, of McHenry, N. D., and Mrs.
Edgar Chamberlin, of Vail one broth
er, Chas. S. Fitch, of New York City,
and thirteen grandchildren.
Crawford County Fair at Arion One of
the Next Important Attractions
for All of Our People.
Program Announced, Together With
Splendid Free Attractions—Ex
hibits Will Be Good.
In another column will be found an
advertisement lor the Crawford coun
ty fair to be held at Arion on Sep
tember 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. The
management is working hard to make
the fair a success from an entertain
ment point of view, .and Crawford
county citizens-ought to attend the
programs. This may be the last year
for the fair at Arion as there is a
vement to move the Institution to
m1!!ifftririftiUruFiir-tfri^rrji)fWn' flru*'
rattry O. Iff. Criswell is anxfous that
success crown his efforts.
In speaking of county fairs the
Rolfe Arrow says: "Our 'people should
not permit themselves to become so
engrossed in the war and kindred sub
jects as to in any way neglect ample
preparations for the county and
neighborhood fairs this fall. We may
be tempted to think we are too busy
to attend them, but in this we will
commit a grave error.
A county or neighborhood fair, is
not a luxury, not an indulgence, but
one of the most important institu
tions of any community. It is essen
tial to the best interests of the indus
trial life of the community, just as
necessary as is the school to the intel
lectual or churcli to the spiritual life.
Its educational influence is only lim
ited by the energy with which it is
In these days when the need is
urgent that production be stimulated
to the maximum, every agency that
tends to arouse enthusiasm and a de
sire to excel should be carefully fos
tered. This the county fair does as
no other institution does or can.
We should bend every energy to
getting together this fall the most
complete that it is possible to as
semble. We will need the stimulus
of the inspiration in the years
A Ford car driven by Henry God
berson turned turtle two miles east
of Vail on last Thursday afternoon,
Injuring Mrs. Godberson and Mrs.
May Miller. Mrs. Godberson had her
right arm broken just above the wrist
and Mrs. Miller suffered a broken
left arm.
Mr. Godberson with his wife and
childreil and sister, Mrs. Miller, were
traveling over the Lincoln Highway
following another machine.- Both of
the cars were going at a moderate
rate of speed. The car ahead- of Mr.
Godberson suddenly turned to go on
another road and to avert a collision,
Mr. Godberson swung his car to the
side of the road which probably caus
ed it to turn over: All of the occu
pants of the car were pinned beneath
It was indeed fortunate that the
injuries were not more serious. The
Godberson children escaped without
a scratch. The car was quite badly
damaged, the top and windshield be
ing broken.
So far the men who got appoints
on the exemption boards as a pleas
ant way of spending their August va
cation, are still looking for rest and
It is a mighty good thing for our
submarines to got practice, but they
needn't get their experience by ram
ming any more heavily loaded excur
sion boats.
'•m iirtiifiiwwir -i'iri "i'iff'iaffffl i'iimI iffiiirlijiigiV toiiii'iiniiii
Recruits for coast guard at Fort Trumbull. New London, Conn., trying their band at leapfrog and tug-of-war.
Many Auto Owners In Crawford Who
Have Not Paid Registration
Fee for This Year.
A list was sent this week to County
Attorney W. E. Kaliler from Des
Moines, giving the names of 275 auto
mobile owners of Crawford county who
are delinquent in their auto registra
tion fee for this year. This fee may be
paid to Mr. Kahler and if not attend
ed to by September 1st a 5 per cent
penalty will be added to the present
30 per cent penalty.
Accepts Invitation to Sing Before the
iRotary Club of N*w York, Organ
isation Made up of 'Millionaires
Denison's Young Vocalist-Now Taking
Special Lessons in New York—
Friends Gratified at Success
Carl Sibbert, who is taking special
lessons in voice culture in New York
City, is forging to the front and it will
not be a surprise to the Review to
learp that he will soon be singing with
som£ grand opera company. The Oma
ha Bee of August 14th had the fol
lowing to say: "Carl Sibbert, son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Sibbert, of Denison,
Iowa, who has spent the last four
years In Omaha in voice study under
Mrs. Millie Ryan, is now in New York.
He sang Thursday before the Rotary
club, members of which paid him an
unusual tribute by standing and cheer
ing after his encore and continuing
their applause until he walked the en
tire distance across the hall to take
his place at the table by the president's
side.' The Review might add that the
Rotary club is one of New York's most,
exclusive clubs and among its mem
bers are Vanderbiit, Rockefellow,
Judge Garey and Morgan. At Intervals
the Rotary club lias a musical pro
gram, at which time members of the
Metropolitan Grand Opera company
are invited to sing. Carl was called
upon to sing in the place of a member
of this company who was suddenly tak
en ill. His Denison friends will he
gratified to know he is meeting with
success in his musical career. It is
probable that he will spend next year
in Italy, where lie will study under
some of the great masters. For recre
ation In New York Carl has purchased
a Saxon car and greatly enjoys the
beautiful drives affored by that city.
come. The need for record production
will not end with this season. Unless
all signs fail, the productive agencies
of this country have a strenuous time
before them for years to come.
Let us center every energy on the
main issue—preparedness—and push
it to a successful conclusion.
Mrs. Henry Godberson and Mrs. May
Miller Both Receive Broken Arms
Ip Accident Thursday
Keep Men at Front From Winter's
Blast by Sending Them Knitted
Woolen Articles.
The Red Cross has urgent call from
Major Grayson Murphy for large quan
tities of knitted woolen articles. This
call is made to prevent the recurrence
of condition last winter when the men
suffered greatly in the frozen trenches
for the want of woolen articles. The
allotment for the Denisou chapter is
300 sweaters. 30" pairs of socks, 300
mTnflers and 300 wristlets. The dif
ferent branch chapters are requested
to get in communication with Mrs.
George McHenry. of Denison, who will
give them instructions relative to this
J. B. Lyon, Chairman.
Miss Gertrude llachman entertained
about twenty-five young people at her
home west of town on Friday evening.
A pleasant evening was spent in play
ing games and music. Those out. of
town present were Miss Bertha Wacli
ter. from Chicago Miss Julia Ruster
holz, from Cincinnati, O., and Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Hugs, from Ocoma, S. D.
Who says the girls aren't interested
in current events, when they grab
the papers so anxiously to see what
the fall hat styles are to be?
If our young men could be as free
from disabilities now as they are
when qualifying for the college rind
school bail teams, there wouldn't be
so many exemption claims.
Lutherans of Crawford County Jointly
Celebrate the 400th Anniversary
of Reformation of Church.
Professor Weller, of Seward, Neb.,
Preaches in Afternoon in German
Professor Kutzmann in English
On last Sunday the Lutherans of
Crawford county jointly celebrated the
400th anniversary of the reformation
of the church by Dr. Martin Luther
at Carson's grove, just north of Char
ter Oak. It is estimated that 2500
•people were, in attendance at.the cele
bration. The congregations of the
churches at Charter Oak, Ute, Maple-
were present.^
Services were held at 1(1:30 o'clock
in the forenoon, attended by some 1800
people. Professor Kutzmann, of St.
Paul, preached the sermon In the Ger
man language. The combined choirs
of the Charter Oak, Hanover and Den
ison churches sang several hymns.
At noon picnic lunches were in or
der and scores of people enjoyed their
dinner under the shade trees at the
grove. A stand was provided at the
grove where icei cream, soft drinks
and hot coffee were sold.
The afternoon services were largely
attended, many people coming by auto
from a distance to enjoy the celebra
tion. Professor Weller, of Seward,
Neb., preached in the German lan
guage and was followed by Professor
Kutzmann, who spoke in English. Pro
feasor Kutzmann gave a history of the
Lutheran church, explaining what it
stood for and what it had accomplish
ed in the past. He is an able speaker
and his address was enjoyed by all
those 'present.
Over $500.00 was received at the col
lections and this will go into the build
ing fund of the church.
4* 4
Thos. Lehan was in Lincoln last
week and brought home a new seven
passenger Uuick.
Mrs. A. B. Taylor and grandson,
Maurice, are in Fort Dodge, the guests
of Mrs. Taylor's daughter, Mrs. Lester
Mrs. "Rip" Van Meter is in Denison
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed O'Banlon and fam
ily returned to their home in Omaha
after a two weeks' vacation spent here
as the guests of relatives.
Miss Margaret O'Connell and her
mother returned on Saturday morning
from a week's visit with a son and
brother in Boone and Denison.
Frank List»r, the piano man, left for
Denison Saturday night after several
days' work in town.
Mrs. A. N. Jordan was an Omaha
passenger on Monday.
Thos. Lehan and family and Ed Le
han and two daughters motored to
Boone Sunday in Tom's car recently
purchased in Lincoln.
The ball game Sunday between tho
home team and a team from Omaha
resulted in a victory for the home
team and was not a very exalting
The Woodmen are to hold a big pic
nic on August 28th, to which every one
and their family are invited.
Mrs. Cecil Hecht. of Denison, was
the guest of her mother, Mrs. Mfcme
Liscomb, over Sunday.
Mrs. H. A. Little is spending some
time at the lakes in northern Iowa.
The real work of digging for the
sewer is completed and they are now
ready to connect all residences wish
ing same.
Miss Gladys Jones, the junior work
er of the Chautauqua, left for Kewanee
Friday morning after successfully clos
ing a week's work here. Miss Jones
was an efficient worker and endeared
herself to all those with whom she
came in contact.
Miss Nelle Lehan had the misfortune
to fall one evening last week in such
"air.vnn ..liV
a way as to sustain a serious sprain of
her right arm.
Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Chamberlin Mr. and Mrs.
John Bowan and Miss Aurora Cham
berlin were Denison visitors on last
Wednesday to attend the golden wed
ding of Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Moeller.
A large number from here are at
tending the Harlan fair this week.
Chautauqua was
much of a suc­
cess this year and the management
had no trouble in signing up for an
other year.
Miss Martha McCann is spending
some time in the city, the guest of
Mrs. J. J. Moorhead and other rrlends.
Several from different towns were
in attendance at the Chautauqua on
the closing evening to hear Strickland
Dr. Slattery is improving his lot on
Gospel Hill by the erection of a line
garage, by far the niftiest In town.
Mrs. V. Remde and son, Gerald, have
returned from a trip to the coast, visit
ing enroute a number of relatives.
The school building is being thor
oughly cleaned this week, preparatory
to the beginning of school next month.
The parochial school is installing a
Blau gas plant for use in,the domestic
science room the coming year.
J. W. Miller Agency Reports Number
of Sales of City and Farm Prop
erty During Past Week.
The J. W. Miller, Jr.. real estate
agency reports the following sales
last week:
The 80 acre farm In Goodrich town
ship recently owned by Lorenz Peter
sen to Mrs. Anna Stelnkuehler, who
takes possession March 1, 1918.
The J. W. Miller lot on East Pros
pect street to Peter Lorenzen, who
takes immediate possession and has
started to build a new residence on
The Anna Steinkuohler residence
on Anthony street to John W. Miller,
Sr., who takes possession March 1.
The George W. Stephens lot on East
Broadway to Andrew C. Lorenzen.
Possession March. 1, 1918. Mr. Loren
zen will build a new modern residence
on this lot next spring.
The congressmen are to be drafted
after adjournment for patriotic
speeches in their districts. A cross
roads audience will look good to them
after delivering carefully prepared
•M^cheg' to a doXen tyjo members
~at k,^i»fcfrig{oSr of* 'wjfifii ire'
reading newspapers ttud the other half
are asleep.
Jack Ray and John Stacey Both In
jured Near Manilla When Auto
Collides With Pony
Both Men Injured, Stacey Being
Pinned Under Car—Is Taken to
Hospital at Council Bluffs.
MANILLA, Aug. 21—Special—
Saturday night about XI o'clock.
Jack Ray of the Polzein garage, accom
panied by John Stacey, took Henry
Jochimsen's big Buick car tor a joy
ride. On the road south of town, be
tween the Mrs. Ruth Saunders farm
and town, while going at a great speed
they ran into a pony. The car turned
over and pinned Mr. Stacey under
neath It and cut him badly about the
head, also bruising iiis left shoulder.
Mr. Ray was thrown clear of the wreck
but suffered from the shock. The pony,
which was the property of Jack Mc
Mahon, was killed, while the big new
car is almost a total wreck. A doctor
and Rev. Father McNeil attended the
injured men Saturday night. Sunday
morning it was deemed best to take
Mr. Stacey to the "Mercy hospital in
Council Bluffs. Mr. Ray was removed
to his home in Charter Oak Sunday.
Miss May Fish is visiting at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Guy Alstadt,
at Harlan this week.
Miss Laura Millhollin returned to
her home in Anita this week aftef a
visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Saunders.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kinney, of
Denison, have been visiting with rela
tives here this week.
Miss Donna Harmon Is visiting at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Paul
Rhodes, at Lehigh.
Miss Marietta, of Scotland, S. D„
visited with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Swen
Miss Anna Burrltt, of Ainsworth,
Neb., came last Friday for a few days'
visit' at the home of Mr. and- Mrs.
Ray Grimes.
Mis. A. L. Springer and daughter,
Miss Gwendolyn, left for their home
in Garwin Wednesday after a visit at
the home of the former's brother, J.
L. Breckenridge.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Gardner, who
have been visiting witn relatives here,
returned Wednesday to their home in
Sioux City.
Mr. and Mrs. M. SUkabaken
and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Henderson
and family from Dallas Center, are
visiting with relatives here this week.
C. A. Sykes, A. W. Callahan and Em
met Bills were Omaha visitors Mon
Mrs. N. L. Conzemius returned Sat
urday evening from a visit with rela
tives at Rochester, Minn.
Mrs. J. H. Healey and family are
visiting with relatives at Thunder
&iawk, S. D.
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Dog Day Season Is the
time to advertise in
The Review Classified
.No. 34
Clothing Store Front of Curry Brothers
at Seward, Neb., Disfigured by
Rowdyites Last Week.
Claim Made That.Currys Attempted to
Have Employee Exempted, Thus
Causing III Feeling.
Messrs. John and Will Curry, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Curry, of Deni
son, who operate an exclusive cloth
ing store at Seward, Neb., are greatly
exercised over the action of a- crowd
of vandals who painted their store
front a bright yellow on last Thursday
This act fAlowed the alleged at
tempt of the proprietors of the store,
to secure exemption l'or Paul Becker,
an employee, who is a son of Rev. C.
H. Becker, pastor of the Seward Luth
eran church. It is said that young
Becker was married about the time of
regislt}|ation and was drafted. His
name has not yet appeared as exempt"
or accepted, but it was freely said
about the city before the painting epl-*
sode that John and Will Curry had en
deavored to aid him in securing ex
This talk resulted in ill feeling, it is
said, more than half of the population
of the city and country being of Ger-,
man extraction or birth. It aippears .'
that the war talk culminated early on
Thursday morning before daylight, a
groupe of men, said to be unknown
to the authorities, appeared before the
Curry store and proceeded to paint it,
yellow. They were interferred with
before the job was completed, but had
made a considerable showing, never
Denison friends of John and Will
Curry will be greatly surprised' ov^r
this incident for they are knowp- 'to
be loyal citizens. Undoubtedly..they
were the victims of -gossip not found
ed on facts.
Mc. A. T. Curry left the first of'.the
week for .Seward to yisitihls.sons.' 10
may be possible thait the boys will
take, some legal action against the.men
who perpetrated the dqed. ..
Upon to Part With TMr.
teen Mdntfii*.
ARION, Aug. 18—Special—
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis.
Kepford died at a hospital in Iowa Oltyl
where he had been taken for treatments
on August 14th at the age of fourteen
months and three days. The little oite
had never been well and his life could f.
not be saved although every possible
care had been given him. The funeral
was held at the Congregational chujrch
Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Hamilton, of.1^
Denison, preached a sermon of coli
solation. Four little girls, Martha^
Schwarz, Marjorie Reynolds, Sarabi
Rood and Grace Nelson, .sang some -ap-1
propriate songs. Four little boys, Jjjrnn
Talcott, Donald Nelson, Everett Cjlr-.
son and Lyle Reynolds were, the pall
bearers. The services we re concluded
at the grave in the Dow City cemetery'.
A large number of friends sympathlie
with the family. '5
It's awful what a lot of dependtfnt^'
the young men have now when' it
comes to the draft examinations.
They give no hint of it
they are1
courting their best girls.
Owens Will Drive Motor
Ambulance at French Front.
v-' v.,»
Photo by American Press Association. -,•}
Martin S. Owens, honor man of the
New York police force, was selected
to drive the New York Police Honor
Legion ambulance in France. Owens
won the distinction from many com*
petitors, members of the Honor L»
gton,. He has won medals for bravery
.shown in the line of duty,

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