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FEBRUARY 14, 1918 No. 41 OUR SHIPBUILDING PLANT .dtt that large ships may be as successfully built here as at other trred an inexhaustable amount of enthusiasm among our bhg , ftical leaders, who have decided on a determined effort to the government construct a large plant here or interest local -s big ship enterprise that will not only furnish employment for of skilled mechanics the year around, but will also give prestige t of New Orleans. Wae consider that the Pacific coast towns are building large ships l, t material for which must be transported nearly three thou over mountain ranges which necessarily adds greatly to the id material, we may easily reach a conclusion that New Orleans gef st better located than many towns wkich are now succesfully ships of the first class. wion so near the Alabama coal and iron mines, with transpor r tLds initial material almost at nil in comparison with freight a*e Pacific coast, is a guarantee that we will be able to compete SlIadstries which are not so fortunate as to have the raw ma hlsae. We have of course a sufficient supply of lumber grow at oer back door. e'dorsement by government engineers and experts of lisgtless basin and locks, is another factor to put us nearer shipbuilding plant which has been talked of these many years. ighrman-s efforts in this big undertaking must be appreciated. atr plants cannot be built on wind and blue prints, but it will ,brains and brawn. New Orleans can furnish all of these. already demonstrated to the Treasury Department at Washing *gMw Orleans is a money center, which reputation carries with it ttat large industries may be successfully handled here. %IWt Side of the river has plenty of room for several such indus SMaml miles of unused river front waiting. eproll of such a big industry would compare favorably with our gjs,a which is now distributing monthly about two hundred 4dlksi for employees, fifty thousand for material and supplies ageoaal one hundred thousand for officers and enlisted men. WHY AND WHY NOT eisske of protecting our young men, let us thank God that the d laed here. two mine operators were demanding 4.1 cents an hour in Swages, three big coal mines in Pennsylvania were closed by l1l,100 men thrown out of work. rueckan regiments have been designated by the United -ot to receive regimental flags donated by descendants of who fought in the American Revolution. MI Cross Soolety of Genesee, Idaho, a town of only 7,000 inhab gt 'memnbership of 510 and its receipts are over a thousand dol l emergency fund over thirteen hundred. alw'Frenoh law, anyone found intoxicated in the streets will 0m 21 cents to $1.00 for the first offense and on the fourth grlved of citizenship and parental rights. S-i government has ordered French retail shops to display beat" at a price of $5.60 for men and $4.30 for women's wear, a reserd of every purchaser. to a report of M. Tardleu, French high commissioner in 11 slilers In every 1,000 troops of the Britslh, French and ides are killed in action or die of wounda. - amp Clark recently put the situation concisely when he aesmmtry will long survive or deserve to survive, that does not titisasa wherever they may be by land or sea." Plae Association opposes the Federal eight-hour work the smber operators, on the ground that it would make al the fulfilment of the lumber industry's pleadge to the t ipo rt it in its great undertakings and at the same time _al ry commercial business without serious disruption. Wr., pastor, residence ýtenm Al. 138. at both services. about as usual. lar, the pastor's and the Burning At night Rev. A ngSled the pulpit visited Louisiana WuIg hEaster will yIaes. March 18 aight. At this Ue leouts and their lseaut. Mr. Henry Comuissioner of S , will speak Spworth League end will be pre . Denn, president esident of the he the speaker I. Edgar Cay Mi Mr. W. ILH. Thursday Friday night will be the Uass meeting. be made bright Ml be of much l*reh life of the 20, the Glean s. lakeman, 1- a. n. there at the Junior ach appreci OIder rendered the violin. We sad instru with the mu the pastor's K , ito the It at 7 :. This is to Seof the Ep K '1sam s to re t ear earvea . sad 7:30 eserm of La at th* Wau Ift wee * htwg 6~F~ of our. Sunday School. We are all interested in their future and wish them continued success and service all through life. Sunday' School. The attendance last Sunday was very good, in fact it was the largest this year, however we want to go higher, so if you were net there last Sunday try and come next time. Do not be like some, who think that -because everything else has risen on account of the times, that they can afford to miss a few times at Sun day School. In fact, now is the time we should all be in church, if we I were never there before. On last Sunday at the evening service, IRev. Gearheard preached, and during the sermon, among some of the things he said, one of which the teachers should never forget, and it was this: A teacher in the Sunday School is not to teach the members of the class to repeat the ten com mandments, the Lord's prayer, the Beatitudes, some Psalms, and other ' scripture passages, ALONE, but also - to try and bring the pupils into * closer relation to Christ, to help ! them, and to have them confess i Christ. There is no other particu lar point for teachers to remember than the one of saving the souls of the scholars. The future men and women of our Church is in the boys and girls of our school of to-day, and there is no better time to have them accept Christ as their Savior . than now. Speak to your scholars, teachers, as Decision Day is soon to a come, and the scholars must know what to do on that day. Epworth League. The service last Sunday was led by Mr. Streuby Drumm, and assist ed by Misses Ruth and Roberta Hat kesbring and Irva Daniels, and I Messrs. Walter Wells and Edgar E. e Cayard. The Orleans Conference Epworth f League held its monthly meeting Tuesday, February 12, at Louisiana - Avenue Methodist Church, South. On Thursday night, the 14th, the - Leaguers will go to the home of I Mrs. Zatarala, where they will have I their monthly social, this social be Sing a "Valentinine Social." Gleames. The Gleaners will meet on Wed . *d fey, Pebruary 20, at the home of k mrs. Blakeman on ~elle street, t held their regar setlag. A g01 e ae rged to he preset, 4 t , whemýek b It * C HEERY, whole-hearted, Southern hospitality-it's almost a magic phrase to many. But really it stands for honest friendship, cordiality and (you've guessed it) lots of delicious goodies. Lusanne Coffee is always in eluded in Southern hospitality because it tastes so good. Fra grant hot coffee for people who knowwhat's good-that's Luzianne. Good old Luzianne flavor um-m-m 1-better try some quick. Your grocer has it-and if you aren't satisfied, hell give back every acnt-honest 1 coffee *When I Pour L r nsie " The MOST for Your Money OUR BREAD LOAF IS ALWAYS OVER SIZE M. BLANCK THE BAKER OF FINE CAKES AND WHOLESOME BREAD Phone Algiers 168 922-924 TECHE ST. You Get the Beet Goode for Less Money Rev. S. L. Vail visited the Delgado J Chapel on last Thursday and held a devotional service. The Rector read the burial office t at the funeral of Wm. Hanna on Friday evening, in the place of the Rector of Grace Church, who has been suffering from "La Grippe" for the past few days. The sympathy of Mt. Olivet con gregation goes out to Mr. Fred Stansbury and Mrs. M. E. Fortier in t the death of their mother, Mrs.' Mary Jane Stansbury. Rest eternal gralt unto her O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her. On Sunday, the Rector officiated at St. John's at the 11 o'clock ser-, vice. Baptisms: Ner Tate Schoel, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 1918, at Mt. Oliveti 1 church. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Schoel. Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. Neri Tate. The Rector attended a meeting of, the Clericus at Christ Church Guild' 1 room on Monday morning. The mis sionary work of the church was dis-' cussed and plans for church exten-? sion in New Orleans considered. We are all glad to have Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Koenig and family back inAi Algiers and again at Mt. Olivet. Services at Mt. Olivet: On Sun day at 7:00 a. m., 9:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.. Wednesdays and Fri days at 7:30 p. m.: Confirmation, Girls, Friday 3 p. m.; Confirmation, Boys. Sunday 3 p. m. Daily (except Saturday and Sun day), services will be held at the Strand Theatre during Lent at the noon hour. Leaten Services. Very Rev. Fr. Larkin, S. M., in his great desire of giving his parish the best in every line, has arranged a program for this season that will' surely meet with the approval of everybody, and will without doubt produce wonderful results. Two "La zarists Fathers from St. Stephenp Church will preach the sermons on Wednesdays and Sundays. Very Rev. Fr. Hanley, C. M.. who preached such an eloquent sermon at the clos ing of the Forty Hours, witl preach every Wednesday night and Rev. Fr. Ponet, C. M., will preach every Sun day night. The reputation and real merit of these two able preachers ought to be sufficient to fill the church to overflowing. The subjects of the sermons have not yet been announced, but it is certain that they will ,be both in teresting and up-to-date. The services will be as follows: Wednesdays and Sundays, at 7:30 Rosary, Sermon and Benediction; on Fridays Stations of the Cross at 3:15 for the children and 7:10 for the rest of the parish. School children will not be al lowed at any of the evening services. The evening services are for the adults of the parish only; exception is being made, however, for work ing boys and girls who will be most welcomed. Ceasus Taking. The great work of taking the cen sus has been launched and is pro gressing rapidly. Atlantic and Pa cific avenues will be visited during this week and the next. Rev. Fr. Cassagne, S. M., having taken the census before, and having been in charge of the Cathedral Restoration drive, is well acquainted with the details of this kind of work; he has prepared a comprehensive card, and has mapped out the work so that it will he both thorough and rapid. Great results are expected from this work. Several new pariahioners have al ready been found, and surely many more will be discovered, as the extra work at the Naval Station has at tracted to Algiers people from all parts of the State. Holy Name Soeety. The Holy Name Boeelty held a very InterestUg meSa last hraday, at 'whleh the full aumhber of osemes . w ahiam Cm s eomn rem.. HliKgins, secretary: Alonzo Bour geois, treasurer: Prof. F. Herbert. organist, and Francis Lyncker, mar shall. The prefects are: Jas. Ho gan. chair, G. Belanger. secretary; J. J. Kline. A. Bourgeois. L. ('ox, J. Worrel. A. Lighthell. W. Lough lin. I). J. Herbert. H. Robichaux, V. Olivier. Installation of officers will take place at the next meeting. An interesting meeting has been planned for that date. All members ar in vitd to assist. As many new candidates will be found during the census taking, pre fects will be appointed to visit these prospective members and secure, their application, and prepare the list. so that one large enrollment may be held towarlds the end of Lent. Special Collection for Indian and Negro Misnions. Next Sunday at all the Masses a special collection will be taken up for the benefit of the Indian and I Negro missions of the country. This is a most deserving cause. In one of the neighboring states Sisters t giving up their lives to this work of I nothing have to sleep in attics, t whilst the pupils have comfortable and up-to-date class rooms. Several of the Sisters have become Ill and contracted diseases that render them incapable of continuing their work. A little help, good people, will go a long way towards making a most meritorious cause a success. Services. Week days: Masses. 6, 6:30, 7. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fri day. Wednesday, 6, 6:45, 8:15; Sat urday, 6. 6:45. Lenten Services. Wednesday, Rosary, Sermon, Ben ediction 7:30; Friday: Stations, 3:15, children, 7:30. Sunday: ,Masses. 5, 7. 9, 10:30. High Mass. Baptisms 3-4. Lenten Services: 7:30, 'Rosary, Sermon, Benediction. Baptisms. Bernadette Florence, daughter of Bernard Donner and Florence 1 Brownlee of 407 Delaronde street. 1 Sponsors, Wm. H. Donner and Mrs. I t G. O'Brien. Walter William, son of Walter a Gallinghouse and Leona Sutherland I of 1908 Newton street. Sponsors, Harry V. Sutherland and Sidonia I Sutherland. Dorothy Mildred, daughter of Thos. Hinyub and Annie Brodtman - of 715 Slidell avenue. Sponsors, Chas. Neumann and Emma Fitch. Thomas, son of Thos. -Badeaux and Louise Bealtkler of Madisonville. Sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Selph. w NO NEWS RECEIVED THIS WEEK. e 000000000000000OOOO 000000 t Arrow Shirt Sale 8 $1.50 values .1............- . .15 $2.00 values ....-. l U $6.00 Silk Shirts .. 4.1 8 $1.00 Neckwear . . . 0 O $1.50 Neckwear - s O $2.00 Neckwear ... .. ..5 e8 Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention. he A fo o - Ptm. -a a. O o MEfNS FINlS 0 t * ws I-sm aai . o a 00000 Oss Ssnrvs Th 930 P 3. 00000 SGrfemt amested South S "DIXIE" Il Macbes 3lMg., (8 O.Sal at, r Dem' pay 7% 1emuees em U~l 86800Ia -m a belk·I CURIOUS CONDENSATIONS. A mnlotion-lpictur e theater in l'iedlras Negr:is Ih:n in tolled one oef the large*st pipe organlls iof American imanufac~ture. The Methodist Episcopal church now numbers 4.114).614 members. This is an increase in one year of lq.t).31. A wide, fertile area will be re claimed by the coastruction of a 32 mile canal In Matanzas province. Cuba. To help persons with impaired eye sight to thread needles an Inventor jhas patented a magnifying glass to be (fastened to scissors. Lutherals are more numerous in three-fourths of the counties of Wis consin than are members of all other ,Protestant bodies combined. The timber possibilities of British North Borneo are to be investigated .by an expert from the United States .whom the government has employed. By the will of James G. Butler of St. Louis, Lindenwood College for women, at St. Charles, Mo., received $50.000 and Westminster college, at Fulton. Mo., $25,000. One Chinese province annually ex ports more than 150,000 tons of pea nuts, all because an American mission ary several years ago gave a native convert a quart of California seed. Austin, Tex., has a plant which runs at full capacity each day, turning out oakoal. which is made from the city garbage, waste paper, old shoes, rags, etc. The new fuel sells at $6.50 a ton and is said to burn as long and to give off as much heat as the best bitumin ous lump coal, besides relieving the city of all waste material. REVISED PROVERBS The man who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is frequent-you can't do anything with him. The man who knows not and knows he knows not, he will lis ten to you with awe-cultivate him. The man who knows and knows not he knows-shun him. He may wake up and become wise to you.-Judge. AMONG THE INVENTORS. It has been demonstrated by French scientists that the vapors of iodine and bromide pass through thin glass even at ordinary temperatures. By pumping films of air between the hulls of vessels and the water British engineers hope to save steam craft 12 per cent of the fiel consump Pion To protect automobile tires from the son when a car is standing shades operated on spring rollers, to be mounted beneath lenders, have been Invented. A new French static electrical ma chine of high power uses an ebonite cylinder, which can be warmed in damp weather, instead of the casto mnary gla disc A Polish scientist is the Inventor of a motion-picture camera which can be earried in the hand and which is op erated by compressed air as long as a button is pressed. Among the new locks to prvent theft of automobiles is one that s cures the steering wheel after It has been turned slightly, enabling a car to be moved only in a drele Mechanism consasang of a series of jointed strips of metal has ben I vented in Germany for raisig or lowering several ventilator at once by manipulating a slngle lever. HEALTH HINTS Drill Is a mental as well a phys ical disetuline. Work will take your nind off mot f your Ill. Preparedness is riltenth streangth and physnical endurance. Food, water and oygen are ie1 f0 ruanntng the human machine. Obesity comns from overloadlng the stomac and underworkst the body. Wine-tenths of tbe bluesm" come fom a bad fter and a lack o outdoor exerds If yo take more food than the dl gestion can bandle y~p not osly thie the stomach but the whole bytoin. I otIe dwip bnrethn driaa pn-ty Swat and kslp the i active wil keep most people t of the doe toer hands. Who drlnklng ap of 5ttW t54 m acdt ad take a Ir bath rt, th~ linMk with cheat out ad hips baek sadnhed up. - Two th~ag are emential to a clean 'idn-one is bathing and a rubdow, but the other is still more tImportant and that is perspiration. Dolo Padsha so#umna lke tbhe mIdQ t a college yell There is no exese for the idler these by days. And if you want some girl to hktt yos a swatsr be a soldla. Many a wad i supposed to be tight 1hs year 0 rs he w be lar t ha -. ann a s AMERICAN SUGAR s SENT TO FRANCE Ss American Price Rigidly Regulated by United States Food i Administration. CONSUMERS HERE PAY 90"c. Sugar Cost $5 Cents a Pound During ie Civil War-Refiners' Profits Now Curtailed. t Sugar Is selling today throughout p America at from 8% to 9 cents a• pound to the consumer, even though there Il a world shortage which has r~ reduced this nation's sugar allotment P to TO per cent, of normal 0 Through the efforts of the United States food administration the sugar mart has been regulated as far as the producer, refiner and wholesaler tl Is concerned. The food administration cl has no power to regulate retail prices f except by public opinion. Even though' J more than 85,000 tons of sugar have a been shipped to France in the last y four months the retail grocer's sugar price is around 8 to 8% cents. He should sell this sugar at 8% to 9 cents, the food administration believes, dnd asks the American housewife to pay no more than this amount. Last August when the food admin- a Istration was organized the price of sugar rose suddenly to 11 cents a pound. During the Civil War sugar d cost the consumer 35 cents a pound. tl By regulation of the sugar market and a reducing the price to 8% and 9 cents and keeping it from advancing to 20 cents the food administration has sav ed the American public at least $180, 000,000 in four months, according to s a statement made by Herbert Hoover the other day. "It is our stern duty to feed the al lies, to maintain their health and b strength at any cost to ourselves," Mr. Hoover declared. "There has not been, nor will be as we see It, enough sugar for even their present meagre I and depressing ration unless they send ships to remote markets for it. It we r in our greed and gluttony force them either to further reduce their ration or to send these ships we will have done damage to our abilities to win this war. "If we send the ships to Java for 250,000 tons of sugar next year we will have sesessitated the em. ployment of eleven extra ships for t one year. These ships-If used in transporting troops-would take 150,000 to 200,000 men to France." Reason for World Shortage. 1 As Mr. Hoover pointed out, the I United States, Canada and England were sugar importing countries before I the war, while France and Italy were i very nearly self supporting. The main 4 sources of the world's sugar supply I was Germany and neighboring powers, the West Indies and the East Indies. German sugar Is no longer available, as it Is used entirely in Germany, which also absorbs sugar of surround ing countries. England can no longer buy 1,400,000 long tons of sugar each year from Germany. The French sugar produc tion has dropped from 750,000 to 210, 000 tons. The Italian production has fallen from 210,000 tons to 75,000 tons. Thus three countries were thrown upon East and West Indian sources for 1,925,000 tons annually to maintain their normal consumption. Because of the world's shipping shortage the allied nations started drawing on the West Indies for sugar; East Indian sugar took three times the number of ships, since the dis tance was three times as great. Sud denly the west was called on to fur nlsh and did furnish 1,420.000 tons of sugar to Europe when 800,000 tons a I year was the prewar demand. The Sallies had drawn from Java 400,000 tons befor e the shipping situation be r came acute. S"In spite of these shipments," Mr. Hoover stated the other day, "the English government In August reduced the household sugar ration to a basis of 24 pounds per annum per capita. And in September the French govern meet reduced their household ration to 13 2-10 pounds a year, or a bit over 1 pound of sugar a month. Even this meagre ration could not be filled by the French government It was found early in the fall. America was then Sasked for 100,000 tons of sugar and succeeded In sending 85,000 tons by December 1. The French request was Sgranted because the American house bold consumption was then at least 55 pounds per person, and It was consid ered the duty of maintaining the French morale made our course clear." Today the sugar situation may be summarized by stating that if SAmerles will reduce its sugar cer aumption 10 to 15 per cent this nation will be able to send 200,00 more soldiers to France. Sugar today sells at seaboard re anerles at $7.25 a hundred pounds. The wholesale grocer has agreed to F limit his profit to 25 cents a hundred Splus freight, and the retail grocer is supposed to take no more than 50 cents a hundred pounds profL This regu lation was made by the food adminls Stration, which now asks the housewife Sto reduce sugar consumption as much as possible, using other sweeteners, and also reminds her that she should pay no more than 9 cents a pound for Ssugar. SControl of Cane Refiners' Profits. "Immediately upon the estnlllsb maet o. the food adniinistratin." Mr The Cleanly Eel. Fresh water eels are very clean feed rs; they are sometlmes seen croppng the leaves of watercresses and other aquatic plts as they float about in the water; but they are immense de vourers of spawn of all knlads of fsh. SIbere are certain weU-known spawn tag Ipormds in the Norolk Brads whus the reach ad ream colet Is n sm bm s th fl e Ye' In Hoover said, "an examin:mi,,n was made of the costs and prris of rOln ing anl it was finally determirned that the thpread betiwteen the co t of raw arnd the s:le of r:'tiined ca 'ne suIgar shouhl Ie limitted to $1.^.0 per hundred poundlls. The pre-war diffterential had averaged naut 85 cents and nI'reased costs were f,-und to have been impoe ed by the war In Increased cost of re fining, losses, cost of bags, labor, insur ance, Interest and other things, rather more than cover the difference. After prolonged negotiations the refiners were placed under agreement estab lishing these limits on October 1, and anything over this amount to be agreed extortionate under the law. "In the course of these investiga tions it was found by canvass of the Cuban producers that their sugar had. during the first nine months of the past year, sold for an average of about $4.24 per hundred f. o. b. Cuba, to which duty and freight added to the refiners' cost amount to about $5.66 per hundred. The average sale price of granulated by various refineries, ac cording to our Investigation, was about $7.50 per hundred, or a differential of $184. "In reducing the differential to $1..0 there was a saving to the public of 54 cents per hundred. Had such a dif ferential been in use from the 1st of i January, 1917. the public would have saved in the first nine months of the year about $24.sfl.OO0." r I Next Year. With a view to more efficient organ ization of the trade In imported sugars next year two commnittees have been formed by the food administration: 1. A committee comprising repre sentatives of all of the elements of American cane refining groups. The principal duty of this committee is to r divide the sugar Inports pro rata to their various capacities and see that absolute Justice is done to every re finer. 2. A committee comprising three rep resentatives of the English, French and Italian governments; two repreo sentatives of the American refiners, with a member of the food administra tion. Only two of the committee have arrived from Europe. but they repre sent the allied governments. The du ties of this committee are to determine the most economical sources from a transport point of view of all the al lies to arrange transport at uniform rates, to distribute the foreign sugar between the United States and allies. a subject to the approval of the Ameri can, English, French and Italian gov ernments. This committee, while holding strong views as to the price to be paid for Cuban sugar, has not had the final voice. This voice has rested in the governments concerned, together with the Cuban government, and I wish to state emphatically that all of the gen tlemen concerned as good commercial men have endeavored with the utmost patience and skill to secure a lower e price, and their persistence has re d duced Cuban demands by 15 cents per e hundred. The price agreed upon is e about $4.80 per hundred pounds, f. o. b. n Cuba, or equal to about $8 duty paid y New York. "This price should eventuate," Mr. Hoover said, "to about $7.30 per hundred for refined sugar from I' the refiners at seaboard points or should place sugar in the hands of the consumer at from 8'/2 to 9 oents per pound, depending upon locality and conditions of trade, or D at from 1 to 2 cents below the prices of August last and from one s half to a cent per pound cheaper a than today. ,_ "There is now an elimination of a speculation, extortionate profits, and nla the refining alone the American people will save over $25,000,000 of the refining charges last year. A part of these savings goes to the Cuban. Hawaiian, Porto Rican and Lousanlanin Sproducer and part to the consumer. • "Appeals to prejudice against the Sfood administration have been made f because the Cuban price is 84 cents a above that of 1917. It i said in effect e that the Cubans are at our mercy; ) that we could get sugar a cent lower. SWe made exhaustive study of the cost of producing sugar in Cuba last year Sthrough our own agents In Cuba, and we find It averages $3.39, while many Sproducers are at a higher level We Sfound that an average profit of at least a cent per pound was necessary . in order to maintain and stimulate Sproduction or that a minimum price of S$4.37 was necessary, and even this a would stife some producers. "The price altimately agreed was Sb id cents above these figures, or about one n fifth of a cent per pound to the Amer .d can consumer, and more than this y amount has been saved by our redue Stion in refiners' profits. If we wish to e. stifle production in Cuba we could 5 take that course just at the time of all d. times in our history when we want le production for ourselves and the al . lies. Further than that, the state de partment will assure you that such a course would produce disturbances in Cuba and destroy even our present supplies, but beyohd all these material reasons is one of human Justice. This great country has no right by the might of Its position to strangle Oube S"Thereiore there is no impositiod aupon the American public. Charges d have been made before this commit Stee that Mr. Rolph endeavored to ben eat the California refinery of which he was manager by this 34 cent increase . in Cuaban price. Mr. RIolph did not fin i the price. It does raise the price to b the Hawaiilan farmer about that , amount It does not raise the profit of id the California refinery, because their l charge for refining is. like all other re finaers, limited to $1.30 per hundred pounds, plus the freight differential on ib the established custom of the trade. Ir *Mr. Rolph has not one penny of In terest in that refinery." is IUQMD STAIN OYaa c IIaaMM .