County Political Pot
Is Simmering Early
- Are Being Made Already for the 1934 Campaign
County-Picked Meeting» Being Held—
,-ûÎH^e Gang Fighting-Jack Bem*tt WiB
fof Sheriff • » . * > >
nolitical pot has started
?î par i v in Sheridan coun- 1
«a»«** early m Sherman
V* ivate meetings of the 1
occurring and the mat
nmdates are being talked
ttröfC fnlans are being made.
over pla ? h k 0 f a
that political mattere
feel that they c^^ptne
|| world, and the
I ^rtits see a chance to la^d an
office for themselves ma> be the
warrants are not saiaore, y eta
county job still provides a better
fiving than the relief orders which
enme of them are secretely getting.
in office up for electiin are
not a® harmonious as
s xaarnuMiJvu» they
The fusion combina
, be cracked to bits.
there will be both a
used to be
**•» 80 «.n hardly s w!tch
u -J« damoerrate this time tho of
„«U they would like too. Tne
reds will have a ticket, too, but the
democrats don't think that the
recs are anything to worry about,
with the Roosevelt popularity run
Ù* as high ns it. is. Of course
it may easily occur, and it will
occur, that the republican ticket
will be just a little bit more'?
popular in November of 1934
than the democratic, while the
reds will be running stronger than
ever with à united front this time
but the democrats and their new
camp followers on*t believe that,
The Roosevelt bubble will have
heen punctured before the summer
dav? come again, and the "sun_
shiners" will be tryirg to break
into the camps of the Reds in
their struggle® for handouts. It
passed away with Pat Wallace nnd
However, there is a chance of
a Lrnrd new third capitalistic par
tv comrtr inti the fHd gtrm up
the worV?. nation allv and locally.
Rot that is onlv a speculation.
Ahcvrf fl*« o»*te officers ttiat are
MoHi'lVed ahou* r ow are the two
REWARD— Lost brown Water
Spaniel, fairly heavy set, with
toshy tail, two email bare spots
on head over eyes. Lost three
relies east of Weetby on high
Wa y. Reward of $5 for inf or
Wation leading to recovery. Call
Mont 1 * 6 Bert Herron * Rémond,
FOR SALE—One registered Short
Horn bull, 3 years old. Price
Raymon d, Mont.
ROLL DEVELOPED, 8 hi-gloss
I prints, free enlargement in beau
1 H!?! leatherette frame 36 cents.
■ WiÜFut frame 25 cents. Wirb
1 frame offer incl'i le 7 cents post
I Owl Photo Service, Fargo,
■ N D- _ 4-31
-'OPB Brickwork, Stucco and
Mastering done by Hans Rasmus-
FOR SALE—1-ton Durant Rugby
Wide, triple grain tank, good
«ras; also 1 Model T Ford truck
Rflxel axle with grain box. In
Quire at News office.
DR w. D. ROY
Ward m. lewis
A C. ERICKSON
Attorney. a t-Law
Practice in all
SlJ? Abstract* of Title
_ nent U*ood, Montana
»o« Wight l«rrlo«
commissioner who are up tea
election; to take Anker's amd
The gang don't care much about
re-electing Anker or Spoklie either
if they can put some one over who
the y <*jn hanclo Without so much
trouble. And Hans Madsen the
sheriff, the gang ilst d«e"l like
** *JSL btTnet
d «t, want Hans, it supported him
i-—i-. ...— . ..
about all. He S to keep to.
d epuS" m Tre
han ^ tf ^ gble
has served the bankers and mn
^ *eü the inkers and mru
P d the loan
„ , tney want m that office,
^ s ^ * notTeiT
0 naAl 11 u«® 11 for the salary
f nMC l d Wltb ^office he would
^ keep the reds out. Htms, in the
^ irst Place is not now and never
k® a shariff.
can draw the
: " r f af ^
! " f , 1 > r » k " furmere. So Hans
f as n . ot saow J 1 100 much zeal m
rowing the hooks into the farm
®ra He has some heart and fellow
.ff . ^ S ' f. to<) » Han s don't have
^ 1 rn ^*^ nes farmer robbers
^ ould hke ta see " their sheriff,
I f®. t^ e . &ang is going to ditch Hans
j V 118 tjme P°fsible.
0 yo ? jt is Zomg to try)
j make shenff -
; tt ie ei3®y to guess,
! Who is the one man in
; county who would make the per
1 feet sheriff for the bankers, the
machine collectors, anyone bent on
foreclosing and robbing the farm
ers and evicting their families into
' the road, who am enjoy life the
best when entertained by the wail
of misery of wretched women and
children, than Jack Bennett. He
Is the man the exploiters avant,
for he above- all they din depend
on to carry out their evil designs.
Jack will not be appointed post
master again, tho he would be a
faithful Roosevelt democmt now
for the job, for it is u real pen
sion for Jack. Roy Ayers cannot
use Bennett in his business, tho
he would like too, it is reported,
Jack will have to find some other
way to keep off emergency relief.
The mortgage brokers and money
lenders are going to do their best
to make Bennett the next sheriff.
The gang is telling »about that
Hans is to retire this time.
It has had him sued by a machine
company fpr letting a seized 1 com
bine get away from him, just to
eoarc him out of Jack Bennett's
Bennett however will have Frank
French and Joe Dolin to buck to
get the nomination, for French
ha snot forgotten how Jack double
crossed him last spring. A lot of
republican« tare not for Jack. In
fact Jack is not only a lame duck,
but a dead one politically, and in
the end, it will be back to tbe
horse nanch for Jack. Jack and
the mortgage bankers and collec
tors and Judge Paul may want
Jack for sheriff, but Jack will
never make first bnee.
A number of the local politicians
and business men are not so wild
over the odiferou® Harry Polk as
they were. Harry has about worn
himself out in Sheridnn county.
don't just laugh over Harry
getting all of the "gravy" from
this county to epend over in North
Dakota. They want some of It on
their own bread. Harry will lose
his control of the Board; of Com
missioners «and the printing con
tract, with the next election.
go that is the political dope as
ft is now in Sheridan county.
The citizens of Plentywood are
hereby notified, when Fire Alarm
is sounded all persons driving ve
! hides of »any description shall im
mediately park at curb and remain
there until F'ire Trucks have
passed. Remember, the Fire Truck
and cars of the Fire Chief and
^assistant Chief, have the right-of
way, both to and from fires.
You are also notified to stay a
reasonable distance from any
buillding where firemen are work
ing, also, any person or persons
driving any Vehicle over any F'ire
Hose, or any person or persons
who shall in any manner inter
fere with or hinder any City Offi
cer or Fireman in the performance
of his duties, shall be subject to
arrest and a fine of not less than
$25.00 nor more than $300.00.
Directly following Fire Siren
Alarm, Fire Bel! will ring if fire
is in Ward No. 1. If Hre is in
Ward No. 9 no hell will ring.
By order of the City Council of
the City of Plentwood. Montana.
C. B. ROBINSON.
TRY A WANT AD
, J^ r * Mrs. L. C, Woodward
left for Butte last Monday. Mr.
Woowurd has been in charge of
the , roa <i construction recently
completed east of Plentywood.
No bellboys to tip at the Beau
fort Hotel 119 o-/ a* . q .I I
rr note! 112 3rd Street South, ;
opposite Federal Building, Minne- 1
* 1B# PW day '
week end visitor® in Plenty wood.
Miss Ella Juul of Outlook. Miss
Gk3v<= rSlmjf î* lss
Dillon last pvi,te rm f d home f:rom
Äomals^ ** '
Mrs. Art Wank el of Raymond
was taken to the local hospital to,Z
^, ive treatment fir a fractured
w ^ lch «he had injured bv
Mm. M. A. S3=. and son
«he hospi*,) Tuesday for their
home rear Reserve.
at the Dur^ Elevator company
durin ^ the harvest seaeoi. '
_ o ^_
Miss Mary Botten returned to
^ ^ ^lope Monday.
after assisting at the hbmry dur
1 ^ thC absen< *J? Miss Jobns<>n -
; «. « . n OBOaB loff .
has spent the
Ml. 8 - r ohn Calllste r of Columbus
• : * s , a J! Uest at tbe Georpe
Whe « l€r home -__ |
Mrs. E. I. Miller left Wednes- i
day for Malta for a visit wjth her i
C. C. Johnson left for Helena on 1
I Bdwiard Horst man arrived ' Sun
i day from Minneapolis for a visit
! Gordon Peterson.
» tt ut 'I~ , ,
city and D^Lan^Seattle are '
j reported as being married. * I
i — «»._ '
! Mr. a r «d Mrs. S. Wilson of Ray
j mond are hte parente of a son i
' 3 ? rn . Saturday at Memorial hos
P1 a ' _
p| re Destroys Bam Car
a 14 I j Li r * wm f
a ' riO» m danî r arm Mon.
Fr ®d Holmdahl, living south of
Flaxville was sadly surprised last
Monday after returning from r
trip to Scobey, to find that his
bam had been destroyed by fire,
Not only did the bar"* bum bu+
also his car, two horses, harness
f n - n d all his feed and hay.
The house was also on firp in
. . . . ,
several places but was saved by
neighbors. Fred never smokes
outside the house, and how the 1
fire started is still a mystery. He
Sheridan County's New Court House
To be Built as
Plentywood' is going to
have a court house if it "can
Plentywood boosters, and
county officials, in the name
of relief for the unemployed,
is going to build a county
building like the picture or
something similar for the
benefit of the taxpayers of
Sheridan county. Anyway
it is going to be built if
some way can be found to
borrow the money from the
R. F. C. under and by vir
tue of the National Recov-
ery Act, if a way can be
figured out whereby it will
not be necessary to submit
the same to a vote of the
citizens — and maybe the
proposition will be submitted
if no other way can be
The Court House boosters
are not so hot to submit the
the citizen® will not be as en
thusiastic for the Court House as
the couny officials and Plentywood
boosters, land) the idea might be
voted down which would compli
cate matters besides being em
MAYBE COUNTY CAN MAKE
The boosters think it would be
best if the Federal government
would build the court house and
sell it to the county on the rent
installment plan, the county not
being obligated in the matter in
»any way, legally, that would in
volve' the credit obligations of the
county, with a contract to deliver
a deed to the county some day in
the dim and distant future, when
the rent payments had equalled
the cost of the building, plus any
The county ovould occupy the
building and pay rent just as it
does now ovith the present court
house wheih is an old school house,
(that is, the original jxart of it,
the most of it having baen built
addition at a time by the county),
owned' by the Plentywood school
district, and the rent from
is now a part of the distributed
revenues. Sheridan county has
paid rent In this old shack for
about 20 years now, bought it two
or three times over—paid rent on
lyrth the old school house and ihe
additions the taxpayers the tax
IS DISCUSSED AT
W. VAMJ1V1 11UUÜL,
~ „ .. . „
On Fnday, August 11» a small
group of actual farmers and side
v4 ' lk ialmers Kathered at p" 16
CT "T»* 1 "*"* °i"t PeU
_fL.° ^e Allotment plane More
™*tings of the same kind have
held m the county by this
'''wv, + .
^t w€ war ® aW ® to gather
™ It' that **!*"
who ° _ C r ! m + Pl ^ 0t€d f that eVe *
TKyt U nd e rîtSdV° /""T*® yj*
+ , d far f* hel J"
Î? * . wbo . ne ® d to be
bped ' J looks to be Just another
?"*• A p,an bp which «>"»
A * ; he Posent time the amount ,
! S^ov ^ i
TLVtt IneTho Ï ^
who had bad
i , nd ^ as kailed out > dned out
' and grasshoppered out, is not gol
ln ^ to / e t »ar.ything, while the one
! one who had good luck and raised .
a lot will get it all. This we must
prot , est . a ^ ai " et - W e ™ a st insist
on havm-g the allotment based on
tbe count and not
«« ia <«vi<iual averaga.
At the meeting the speakers
were not able to say if the gov
emment was going to hold back
the allotment on those who had
feed ' land reed loans. Which goes
to show that the government does
intend to keep that money away
from the people, who need it the j to
most. Strong protests should be i
registered against it.
The farmer« of Sheridan coun- '
ty have yet a chiance to say what !
kind of a plan they are willing to 1
adopt in the county. What they
sh ° uld insist 00 aTld demand is: j
First—That the allotment be j
based on the county average yield, ■
and rut on individual yield. j
Second—That the allotment be ;
actuHly be paid to all farmers.,
an d not deducted from tho,
^®® d . aT,d s ®ed loans.
Third'—That the allotment he
based on the last five years aver
r R' e -
At the Plentvwoo^ meeMn? a
temporary committed was elected
eer*iVing of AH Lumber. James
Wasmer imd Ole Wartr. an ev
hanker. a l**ww» n-ne> farmer
wh'Vti goes to sih^w what kind of
a "fa^e'^s" meetiap> it
Mis® Anna Njaa. accompanied
w her mntVr ^ brother and
«ister. snent Monday in Plentv
wood before retnrnmjr to their
home at Northwcod. N. D.
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710 V)PIAL3" bbUDING * & ÜTT E a MONTANA •
ers can be put over under the
Recovery Act remains to be seen,
Whether the plane of the boost
IDEA CONFRONTED WITH
If that cannot be done, than the
matter will have to* be submitted
to a vote of the electorate. The
proposition might carry and it
might not. That is the risk.
The Constitution of the State of
Montana provides that the county
cannoot enter into a contract for
anything to cost more than $10,000
ovithout first submit tin g the pro
position to vote of the electors and
getting their consent thereto. It
also prooddes that bonds cannot be
issued 1 against the county without
the consent of the majority of the
taxpayers expressed at a special
election celled for the purpose of
voting on the proposition.
finally worst of all, the ConsMtu
tion and the State Laws provides
a debt limit for the county of not
more than 5 per cent of its assess
ed valuation, and Sheridan county
is now in debt beyond its statutory
| limit thanks to the splendid and 1
capable "old gang" administration
which!which has just sunk things since
the reds were voted out.
It would take a Special Session
of the Legislature to amerd the
law ®o as to raise the county debt
limit, and Gov. Cooney does not
like to cat! a special session of th®
legislature, iust to build a Court
House iu Sheridan County, fmM
the Agricultural Adjustment Ad
Sheridan county's wheat produc
ministration's plan, for wheat pro
duction adjustment, is 2,421,900
n: V , . , , , ,
»t> Board, gJSZ
the five year period from 1928
through 1932, inclusive. '
jhe county allotment, which is
Set at 54 P®r cent of this aver
age production to conform with
the Rentage of the total na
tl0nal wh eat crop which is con
f™ 1 ,* 1 domestically as human food
totnls 1.308,046 bushels. This al
tment ig the maximum total
Upon which individual compensa
«en payments can be made trfthin
f wheat larnwrs
county should decide to "come inf*
0T1 the wheat reduction program,
would be based upon these indi
vidual allotments. The amount of
paymen+ , which will be made will
depend upo- the number of wheat
piwers w ho take advantage of
the onnorfcunitv to tvrticinate te
the wheat program,
CUT WHEAT ACRES
In return for their compensa
tionh in the national wheat pro
duction* control program, farmers
Sheridan county will be asked
ntfake nominal reductions in
wheat acreage for the years 1934
The exact amount of these re
quired reductions will be announced
Secretary Henry A. Wallace
after a careful study of the enu
tire current wheat situation, but
they will in no event be more than
per cent of the average pere
age the grower had in wheat dur
ing the base period from 1930
The reductions, which because of
the compensation payments cam be
imde by the individual farmer
without loss of immeiiate cash ir
come, are the ve y foundation* of
the whole wheat plan. Officials
the Agricultural Adjustment
noint out that
planned production, with reduc
tion® to bring the supplies of the
wheat in line with effective de
mand. is ontal in* solving the wheat
Whatever reductions are required
will be in exactly the same per
centage for every wheat farmer in
America who îTrtîcipates in the
fiable afl that may seem to the
If the debt limit were raised
for Sheridan county, it must by
the same act raise the debt limit
for all the counties and munici
palities in the state. If enough
counties and villages, and cities and
school districts get the itch ti
build court houses, city halls, and
school houses, libraries, sewers,
etc., with Recovery Act funds and
the big bosses decide that this is
the proper thing to do now, Gov.
Cooney will without doubt, call
special session of the legislature,
the bosses will crack the whip, and
all the legislator« who have been
playing the economy tune, will
switch oncut 100 per cent and vote
to amend the law to raise the
municipal debt limit. No question
about it, these capitalistic law
makers are so flexible.
Yes, it is easy to dlo without
Twenty-five years experience in
Watch and Jewelry Repairing
The Farmers Friend and Comrade
Farmers Flocking to
MRS. H. NELSON
PASSES WED. MORN
A week ago last Wednesday
Mrs. Herman Nelson passed away
»at her farm home southeast of'
Antelope. On Friday she was laid
to rest in the Eden Valley ceme
Mrs. Nelson had been bedridden
for some time. A paralytic stroke
a few days before she died
the final cause of her death.
She wa® born at Wermland,
Sweden, August 2, 1882. I n 1906
she was united in marriage to
Herman Nelson- at Fargo, N. D.,
where they resided until moving
to Sheridan county about twenty
To this union were bom four
children, Mildred. Gladys, Nels,
Gladys was attending Normal
school nt Dillon at the time of
her mother'® death. The other
members of the family reside at
Mr. Nelson established a tailor
shop in Plentywood in 1925 where
he still is in business while the
rest of the family attend the if rm
Sammie and Tommy Bloom of
Alkabo were seen in* town Satur
Matt Slager of Tribune, Sftsk.,
and Miss Edn^ Shepherd were the
Sunday guests at tbe Guet Stubbe
Firemen were called to the V. j
Mork home early Friday to ex
tinguish a fire jji the basement
which started when Mrs. Mork
dropped a lamp.
Ted Noydhagen purchased a new
Chevrolet last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Chaffee of
Alkabo were business caller*, here
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lenigar of
Red Cliff, Sask., (filled in Westby
Saturday evening. They were ac
companied by Miss Violet Person.
Mis« Jennie Stubbe returned to
her home Sunday after visiting
relative® at Tribune, Sask.
Mrs. Eld Hgss anil Miss Linda !
Hall, teacher of Pleasant Valley |
school, were business callers in ;
Westby Saturday. ■
Born to Mr. and Mne. Chester
Rasmutsfn nt lhe M«mmal hos
retal at Plentywood Tneeday, a
Roy Stageberg is driving a new
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McAllister '
moved- to Dooley last week.
Charles, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gu®t Stubbe ^ arrived home Tues
day from Point Rayes. Calif.,
where he has been employed the
nast *wo years. He v|'S accom
panied bv Ray Holst and Joe Je r *
scn. They will return in a few
amending the Constitution. All
the legislature will have to do is
to provide that the full and' true
valuation of the assessed property
in the municipality be used las the
base on which to figure the 6 per
cent, or what ever the limit is, and
not the portion or percentage of
the full and true value against
which the several levies «are fig- i
tired. This is just a trick of the j
law, and the boys on the bench
avili déclare it to be constitutional,
if the big boys tell them to—they j
always do. No one has forgotten
the double five cent gas tax. The
court did' some fine work in that
matter, and will do it again—ab
However, unless the legislature !
dbes this very thing, it will be i
hard to dispose of the bonds be
they will be illegal, unless
the Recovery Act administrators
be persuaded to take the bonds
SELECT PRELIMINARY COMMITTEE
Many Questions Asked Government Agents; Most
Farmers Favor County Average as Basis of Allotment
to Each Farmer, Rather Than Farm Average; Sched
ule of County Meetings
Second Annual Meet at Wildwood
Park Last Sunday; Many Con
A throng of interested specta
tors attended the second annual !
swimming meet between' Plenty- 1
wood and Scobey, at Wildwood |
Ifcrk, Plentywood, last Sunday i
afternoon, August 13. There were '
many exciting contests and sev. '
eral spectacular features, in the i
way of high dives, death dives, !
i Events for boys »and results: i
Free style, short distant swims,
years and ,
Bobbie Shuck, Scobey first; San- !
Keddock, Alfred, Scobey.
Wilfred Marsh, Plentywood, first
Glen Gooder, Plentywood, second.
Scobey girls did not compete this
the» evert vere „pen to
^ and the resuIts we „. p '
Free style swims, one length, 12
years and under:'
ford Lund, Plentywood, second.
Nine to 12 yeans: Mickey Marsh
Plentywood, first; Lyle Gibbs Sco
Thirteen to 15 years: Jerry
Morck, Plentywood, first; Ivan
Gibbs, Scobey, second.
Four lengths swim:
Lynn Morris, Plentywood, first;
Tommy Davis, Scobey, second.
Jerry Morck, Plentywood, first;
Alfred Keddock, Scobey, second
Diaring lower bciards:
Timmerman, EVank, Plentywood,
Seger, Ross, Scobey; Bobbie John
son, Plentywood; Timmerman—
Plentywood; Moore, Plentywood.
Diving, higher boards:
Lundy Timmerman, Plentywood;
Lillian Robertson, first; Evelyn !
Moore, second. i
Thirteen years and over:
Yvonne DeSilva, and Margaret
Grace Cummings, first; Geml
dine Gooder, second.
Backstroke swim. *
Geraldine Gooder, first; Grace
Cummings, second. ings
Novelty egg and. spoon: ties
Lillian Rynertson, first; Mav» are
Yvonne DeSilva, first; Evelyn
CWntest alt Scobey Next
Next Sundtay, August 20, girl
and boy swimmers of Plentywood,
will compete with Scobey swim
mers at Tandee Beach, near Sco
Civn. SERVICE WILL
Senator Burton K. Wheeler an*
nources that the United States
Civil Service Commission will hold
competitive examination on Sat
urday, October 21, 1933, at 9 a. m.
to enable him to select a principal
and two alternates for appoint
ment to a cadetship at the United 1
Stntes Military Academy, West
Point, New York.
This examination i® open to any
boy who is a resident of Mintana,
not under 17 nor over 22 years of
age on the date of admission, July
2, 1934, nnd not; less than 5 feet
4 inches in height. The examina
tion -will he held in the post office
buildings at Glasgow, Scobey, and
A form showing the *=rnne and
character of the examination nf'v
be obtained bv writinir to Sen. R.
TT. Wheeler. Sp^at* Off? c° Bnild
i-ip-. Wasbino'toT*. J). C.
■»Jiatt are which the local hoost
Commencing Tuesday, August 22nd
New Bread Prices
Three 11-2 pound
loaves - - uu^
1 1-2 pound
- - 10c
( Next door to the Orpheum )
Wheat Grower Must fio
Reduce Acreage Next Year—All
Reductions in Nation Will Be
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^ at the recent
Z ^ Allotment meetmgs during
^^lonal camnugn in- Sheri
. county - Man y Questions per
S™«. i0 . ^ various phases of
1^® W ? eat ^ ntro1 Aot are ^ ised
3t each meetin ^
(BY CARL H. PETERSON,
Representative U. S. Dept,
A laige number of fanners have
PREFER COUNTY AVERAGE
The predominating sentiment
prevailing thruout the county ap
pears to favor the county avemge
as a basis for cimputing individual
allotments to the farmer, though
has not been definitely deter
mined) if the latter plan may he
The following preli mina ry com
mitte ee have been adopted by those
present at meetings held to date
Plentywood: Ole Wang, Jas. Wag
ner and' Art Danger. Antelope: P
Tiegn, R. R. Ueland, and Axel
Romsitad. Medicine Lake: B. N,
Benson, W. A. Deem, Mandley
Evenson, G. E. Fulkerson and J.
P. Johnson. ^
SCHEDULE OF CO.
Below is listed meetings held oc
to be held thruout the county this
and next week: ,
Antelope, August 14; Medicine
Lake, Aug. 16; Homestead, Aug.
16; Dngmar, Aug. 17; Coalridge,
Aug. 18; Westby, Aug. 19; Bay
mond, Aug. 22; Dooley, Aug. tt;
Archer, Aug. 23; Wolf Creek, Aug
24 and) Reserve, Aug. 26.
R. B. Tooitell of tbe Montana
Extension Service will have charge
of hhe meetings at Raymond, Out
look and Redstone, while Mr. Pet
Orson is conducting similar meet
r,t the Northeastern commun!
of the county. All meetings
scheduled to open at 8 p. m.
RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
TODAY-42 a year.
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be dependent upon a
It's humilating for
you and inconvenient for
them — especially when
they have company, or
are resting, having
meals or retiring earlier
You can have a tele-
phone of your own for a
few cents a day—to use
whenever you want.
Any employee will
take your order.
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