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MADISON, COUNTY RECORD ' .
Established June 28, 1901. ' ; ' ,
FRENCH BROAD NEWS ,', , v
Established May 16, 1907 ,
Consolidated November 2, 1911 "
The PROGRESSIVE FARMER
BOTH A YEAR FORI
THE ONLY NEWSPA PER PUBLISHED IN MADISON COUNTY
MARSHALL, N.C.rRJDAY,; OCTOBER 4, 1929 fSP 8 Pages Thi. Veelc
. ; CLAUDE GENTRY
I DEPUTY SHERIFF OF BUNCOMBE
COUNTY DIES OF WOUNDS
,.' Deputy Sheriff Claude Gentry.' of
, Buncombe Ceunty, died at. 7 o'clock
v Wednesday night at the Mission hoe-
, pital in Asneville, of pentonitu which
resulted irom several knife wounds in
the abdomen, which he received -ai
. Woodfln Saturday night when he at-
nor charge.: -;;fi;:.v- ... .-'
n The body was removed to the Rey
nolds "Undertaking parlors, where
Coroner W. E. Baker will hold an in-
quest Thursday afternoon . at - 2 o'
clock. Funeral arrangements will not
be completed until after the inquest.
. Four is Jail '- '.
" " Four men, a father and three sons,
- are held in the county jail without
.bond. It was stated at the Sheriff's
office Wednesday night that the war
t rants for these will be changed to a
rharge of murder.-f,'s"f fret-Hm
p. Mr. Gentry had been connected
rwith the Sheriff's department for the
' past six or eight months in the capac
i rty. of civil court officer. He ' was
born at MarshaU-in Madison county.
He is survived by his widow, and
an adopted sonvHis father, W. J.
' Gentry, with' the following brothers
and sisters, Also survives: wuey, Ar
thur. and Cujthe. Gentry, Mrs. T. Ii.
Dockery, Mrs. Oscar Farmer, Mrs. C,
E. Stalling and Mrs. O. K. Teague,
all of Asheviue. 5 i ;
The" affair in which Mr. Gentry lost
nis life happened last Saturday night
at Woodfin several men ran to jox.
Gentry's home and reported that sev
eral men had killed a man and were
dragging him away. Mr., Gentry went
to the - scene near the Mooneyham
Trug Store and found a general brawl
-la progress. . '
Mr. Gentry attempted to arrest
John Jones, one of the men said to fee
involved in the trouble, and , imme
diately several men jumpea upon tne
;deputy sheriff, seized both jot his
nistola and his black-iack. thtew him
" 'to the ground, and slashed him'vuli a
r large Jtnue, wyiun uig wuiwcu
s and inflicting" pn ( Mnt in seven
' knife woBBdsVwfr- t & BhMJ:'
Takra T Hospital
Dr. A. Lr Mooneyham.' aear whose
drug store the fight took place, took
the deputy sheriff to tne mission nos
pital, and in the meantime somebody
had called the Sheriff's office, and
Chief Deputy R. H. Luther went to
the scene and placed Jones under ar
rest. ' ".
Deputy Sheriffs M. E. Fox, Don
Davis. Willis Mitchell. Horace In-
cram, and Luther, together with
Sheriff J. J. Bailey, made an investi
gation immediately following the af
fair, and in addition to Jones, placed
Creed Honeycutt, and, Vallo Marlow
under arrest. ; Later John Jones,
brother of James, went to the sher
iff's office to try to make bond for his
brother, and, after a search of his
person, during which brass knuckles
were found on him, he, too, was held
for investigation. "
Arrest of the Jather and tSam
Jones was made Sunday.
BAKER BOY :
' ; The five-year-old son of Mrs.' Ky.
Baiter of the Uig fine sectioa of
Madison shot' and killed instantly
Wednesday his eight-year-old sister.
it seems that the gun was left lying
on the floor loaded and when the old-
er members of the family went, out
lor - something, toe : children - were
IMPROVING - AT - HOSPITAL
excitement wlas in
Raleigh N.' C. Oct. 3. "English?,
appears to be the subject most uni
versally pursued by white boys, and
girls in North Carolina high schools,
according to the records compiled in
-' the office of the State Department
' of Public Instruction. . A total . of
.'V 88,803 or 984 per cent of the total
"1 white high school enrollment include
-Jr'"""this subject in their course of study
-during the school year 1927-28.
The ; study of Mathematics ranks
second ' among the subjects pursued
- by these students 85,306 or 95 per
cent taking that subject. K The So
' iinl Studies, includimr Civics. His
tory and Economics was desired by:
the next largest number, 70,335 or
78.4 per cent of the total enrollment.
KMence comes in as the subject of
i. fourth choice by having 67,165 stud
ents, or 63.7 per cent of the total,
pursuing h. General science leads
.in this field with 23,800 students in
" such classes. Then follow in order
Biology with 18,301 students, ; Geo
graphy with 7,924 students, Physics
with 4,144 students, Chemistry with
2,543 students, Physiology with, 319
' students and Botany - with 134 stu
dents. 1:-:J''r-; -'..."l'.
The languages, not including Eng.
. lish. are studied .bv about 50 per
cent of the total high school child-
, ren enrolled. A larger number, 20,
252, study French than Latin or any
other language. Only 78 pupils
studied German." ;
More than 10,000 girls to&k
courses in cooking and 9,627 in sew
ing; a 3,610 boys pursued courses
in Ag 'ture.- " ' .
The mowing number of boys and
girls ioued courses' in . respective
subject: Commercial subjects inclu
- ding Bookkepring, Stenography,
Typewriting and Business Arithme
t'r, 7,991 or 8.9 per cpnt of the total
i.anur.1 Trainirr, 1.CC3, or 1.9 per
cent; V: clonic-i T rir? 627, or .7
of oni I r '; I i 1 3, cr .9 cf
, ' ' r . -i r t r ;
doubtless playing with the gun, whea Taen, jcar containing a Negro bad
it nnt inof niiino. the. Hfia ly bleeding from gunehot wounds
drove un and t asked for a doctor.
jut w vmvmv va pcacktAAK vawv aa . . , ... . . .
the upper part of the head. It will f1 nappenea that no doctors were in
be recalled that their father died two to,wn ftt the time, hence the -wound-
or three weeks ago, said to be the re- eu wn wa? arivra. oy iwnmew Kam
suit of being thrown from his horse. ,ey to a hospital fasheve.v.The
uiau biiu wviiuui, earn w ug ills wue,
were alone in v the car; and ethe
92 MARRIAGES IN
for ' fear the man would die ' while
driving before medical aid could be
v obtained, '1 They claimed that he
i- ipaa Deen. snot Dy an unxnown party
as they were approaching the North
Carolina .line from Tennessee. Their
tv:i-. -i 1 ') - ,-. . . ' storv was corroborated bv Another
Aecordimr to a recent report from ca? of NerroM rirfirur alhncr hpt
the Department , of Commerce at them, i At irst, it was thought that
yyasningcon,; n.. v. , mere .were v tne snooting occurred in Madison
marriages in Madison County in 1928 County. Our offiqers went to in
and seven divorces, and in 1927 there vestigate the matter and were pleas
were 94 marriages, 10 divorces, and ed to find that the shooting was on
one annulment. In Buncombe in the Tennessee side. The. wounded
1928 there were 545 marriages, 114 Negro's name was Burch - William,
divorces, 6 annulments; in 1927 there Williams' car, one of the two cars
were '402 marriazes, 100 divorces, of Nee-roes, bore Ohio license taps.
ana tnree annulments. ,
Preliminary Report on Marriage and
Divorce for North Carelinai .1928
There were 21,373 marriages per
formed m North Carolina during tne
year 1928es compared. with 22,204
Lin 1927, representing a decrease of
831. or 3.7 per cent., . In 1916. there
were 21,837 marriages performed...
' During the year , ,ther were
1.60U divorces erantea in tne state.
as compared with 1,642 in-1927, rep
resenting a decrease ox sa or z per
cent. In 1916, there were 668 at
vorces granted, .There were 29 mar
riages 4 annulled: in 1928, .a similaf
number to that reported for 1927, ;
ni . . i J ,1 . . IT.
s.tate of ifiotih Carolina n July ; V
1928, was 2,988,000, andon July 1,
1927 - 2.897.000, On the basis of
these, estimates the number, of mar
riages per 1,000 of the population
was 7.3 in 1928 as against 7.7 in
1927. and the number of divorces per
1,000 of the population was 0.55 in
1928, as against .67 in j.jsy.
The number of marriaares was re
ported by the Register of Deeds and
the number of divorces by the Clerk
of the Superior Court, of each coun-
tv. The flarures for 1928 are prelim
inary and subject to correction. .
and the Negroes were said to be in
the show business. A reoort in an
Asheville paper was to the effect
that the Negro was improving.
OMUVED ; :i
fer tying a toy balloon to his
arm. rranK u Lilly, 40, former
baiker, walked off the Holston river
bank into 20 feet of water Friday,
September 27. an was drowned. The
baljoon floating on the surface, led
to ithe recovery of his body shortly
Lilly had been talkinsr to several
fisnermen at Rotherwood, three miles
Deiew Kingsport. He left them
and after going about 100 yards,
walked into the stream within the
fishermen's view. They went to his
.ill r W n-mi-nA In-- 4-. l.:M
The balloon bobbing up and down
on jtne water enaibled them to find
vFrienda said Lillv had been in ill
health for several years. His hat
and coat were found under a tree
on the bank, and with them was an
envelope containing his name and
address and the name of a Kings-
port undertaking establishment.
Lilly formerly was connected with
the panniers and Merchants bank in
Kingsport, and for a number of
year previously was cashier of a
bank at Bluff City; He also had
served ae secretary of the Kings
port' Retail Merchants' Association.
.' His widow and two children sur
Mr. Lilly was assistant to A. Ma-
hone at the R. R. station in Mar
shall about 1904 and had many
friends here who will be sorry to
learn of his death.
Three Men Dead And Quite A Num
ber Wounded And Troops Or- .
dered There To Restore
Larger Number Arrive Than
Statistics Not Yet
With the completed figures on the
total number registered not yet com-
Another strike took place at Mar- plete and with late arrivals coming
ion early Wednesday morning when in every day the number officially on
the Sheriff and his deputies interfer- the roll surprised the authorities of
ed and as a result three men are dead
...... . , . llD DlliC. ft 1UI lliaUJ
and at least six in a serious condition i ,,: . j. .1
at the Marion hospital. Governor n1v.,d14creMe"
Gardner ordered troops to the scene fumber. ro11 Mars Hl11 Pens h
and. every effort is being made to re- erm wlth between 420 and 440 actu
store order.' The dead and wounded 'ally on roll. There is to be noticed,
are as follows: however, that the first venr inllra
nines ia nnf on lorrva oo tliaf taai
George Jonas. 63 .w Mia. v. im
Randnlnh "Hirfr 23 iyear, but the Senior class, with over
Sam Vickers, 48. H5 expecting to graduate, is the
Injured: ' ' largest in the history of the school.
Ueorge McCombs, 38, shot m necK, The junior ciag8 something
uiifxst auu w rail i uiin tt i
County Wide Teachers Meeting let
L Marshall Lat Saturday Quite
You will remember you requested
me to lend a nana toward gettin-
monev srom subscribers. Recom
mend you make a rule to say some
thing nice in the paper about every
one who hands you money, regardless
of their true character." Believe? if
you will cltivate his policy ngnt a-
long you will come to ana tnat your
conscience will grow less and less re
sistant and in the end the- money will
be like a balm to said tortured con
science. We will hand you a sample
piece, like this:,'- -A
Tribute to a New Subscriber
Every other Wednesday is a special
day in Marshall; Mr. L. Y. Biggerstaff
of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ashe
ville Amei to town. "Bisreer" is a
happy pet name for this young gentle
man. ; Every time -we see him we
marvel at the continued development
which lures the eye. This flian grows
upon you while you are shaking hi
?J The Teachers" Meeting held last
Saturday in Marshall for . the benefit
pt all the teacher of the county- was
largely attenaeu ana nrovea auite in
teresting 1 a a d" helpful. Miss Mc
Dougall, Stata Supervisor of Teacher
lraumg. i was vresent and Made a
most inspiring talk. Superintendent
Kj. so., tuankenshin comDiimented the
teachers on the progress being -made
in the schools. Miss Clemmie Casey
who has charge of Teachers' Training
course, wnicn is a new department in
this county and is beinar conducted at
the old school building in Marshall,
demonstrated some methods that will
make for effective teachinar. ObU
jectives for -the year were outlined,
such as improvement in attendance
and promotion. Group metings will
be held at Hot Springs, Mars Hill,
and Marshall, the first being .held at
Mam Hill next Saturday, Oct. 6, In
terested patrons are invited to attend.
K Dr; M. M. Leonard, of Asheville,
was with us last week and we had a
happy contact with this well known
citizen of Bunc. County. The genial
Doctor, readily parted with the" cash
which admits into good standing new
members of our Growing Subscrip
tion Family.- i In addition to1 his 1m
ifesswnftl wrk, Dr. Leonard conducts
1LiMi.l J,ilni,t!l.-'-A.l.....'ll. 1
place? called a "Pes Shop.". This
name is a throwback' to. the ; time
when all similar establishments were
so-called. Yet his place is mueh more
than ordinary: the visitor is at once
impressed with the good taste dis
played in the place. In the line of
Pet thintrs you will find there a com
plete collection from tiny goldfish to
Belgian Police Dogs. Cats and
Canaries are kept in the same cages
so happy is the environment. We
believe, however, that Mrs. Leonard
is the chief inspiration in this Eden
like corner of the world. When you
go into Asheville again with the kid
dies, take them around to the corner
of College and Penland and report to
us if you do not come away with re
newed interest in cats and doars and
birds and children 1 .
shot in arm; Barnes Roberts, 18, shot
in chest: Eldie Ballard. 18. shot in
leg; Kermit Fender, 18, shot in knee;
Luther Bryson, 22, shot in chest; W.
S. Black. 45, shot in abdomen and
left shoulder; U s. Long, 37, shot in
leg; Bob Minish, 41,"TTot in face and
neck; W. M. Sparks, 69, shot in neck
and chest; A. M. Koon, 28, shot in
thigh; T. L. Carver, 54, shot in neck;
James Mills, shot through stomach;
Mrs. Lucy Sparks, shot in hand; Mrs.
Addie Hollar, struck over head; T.
M. Green, deputy sheriff, hit by glanc
ing bullet; T. K. King, injured thumb
R. E. Cannon, struck over li3d.
HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH
Ferguson was riously" ; SI a -v few-
weeks ago, but 'had recovered from
that attack,-but his heart was weak,
foa which he had been taking strich
nine tablets recently. Thursday morn'
ins:, he was up as usual and ate
i About eight i o'clock Thursday '
mornintr. .October 8. 1929. Calvin W.
jerguson died v tne nome oi n'". JtwoJiterar. societiee, aae3oth Ukea
in large numbera of the new, student
and are hoping to enroll f very student
in either one or the other of the so-t
Coach Roberts is recruiting a nutn
i . . . m m ji it m .
KoVforf Aftar dt.in. fie com- "er oi nw iwinwi uien xruiu wina
plained of feeling somewhat bad and the ranks of the new students, many
was led to his bed by his son. As this I of whom are from outstanding high
A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
The State of North Carolina has hotels be inspected and see that
TYI aAa Tniwi A e-wt .1 !
lines but it has to its credit no more
striking-achievements than the re
sults attained by the efforts of its
firemen, teachers, editors and other
public-spirited and forward-looking
citizens who have carried on for
years a relentless- warfare - against
fire waste and its attendant loss of
life and property. ! I am- glad to be
able to say that there has been im
provement year by year for the past
seven years. While the records of
our ' .State ' Insurance Department
covering : the seven - years between
January 1, 1922, and January 1,
1929, show a total fire loss of $44,
799,499, a truly staggering amount,
the loss was well below the national
average and the fire loss for the year
ending December 31, 1928. was
$4,912,925. a million and i half nf
dollars under the seven years' aver
I attribute much of this improve-
hB2,L n j?ell ?' Without ment t0 the ed-cational work done
andstiU Bigger '10h throughout the State annuallr dur
struttrng Wlf , he is ig er day by Preventi(m Week which
y. ,A very engaging type.Physi- fal, m , fc f
g 1 hiraniu th inproment is not .i ... ... V. - .
rrv?-.I"".-Z-V,t. . oner otn to iztn. wnue . we i are
would tend to mar the symmetry of
his figure. To make this more plain,
he demands with the passing seasons
a more ample coat in chest dimension
but he uses the same old belt in the
same old notch. Such men are to be
envied. - Binrer is a crime favorite
in Marshall. . Some of our young la
die have been overheard in the ques
tion "Is that good-looking man mar
ried or is he receptive?" He is both.
Welcome to our sub. list, L. Y. B.I
" Moral: It nays to be a Cash Sub
scriber to the News-Record.
S. T. KANUEK. i
The Extension Class for Teachers
will meet Saturday, October 5, at 10
o'clock A. M. Dr. Morrison, associ
ate member of tie faculty of the U
nversity cf N. U. v item c-xe.
We have arrar'i tor th?e clu-.ses
to rf't e'T"rv . '! ? i" cf
proud of the progress made, the fire
loss of 1928 was much too sreat for
an enlightened citizenship, such as
ours, ana i appeal to all good citi
zens to become vitallv interested in
lessening this economic waste.
. But toe property loss - in North
Carolina last year, heavy as it was,
not our greatest loss from fire. The
Bureau of Vital Statistics ' of ' our
State Board of Health renorta that
two hundred and ' seventy-one lives
were lost bv fire in North Carolina
bust year.- These appalling; losses
were caused bv carelessness and hr-
norance of the fire hazard.
I. therefore, set aside the week of
October 6th to 12th as FIRE PRE-i
VENTION WEEK in accordance
with Section 6080 of the Consolida
ted Statutes, which provides that
the Governor of North Carolina
shall, each year, in October, issue a
proclamation urging the people to a
proper observance. -
During this week I also urge that
fire drills be held m schorls, factories
and stores, and that thVy be con
ed st rrilar intervals.
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every safeguard asrainst fire is nro-
vided, and also that exit facilities
are sufficient in case of fire.
That local authorities . examine
their fire ordinances and make them
sufficient if they are lacking in any
To this end I urge our citizens to
cooperate with our Insurance Com
missioner, and that every mayor is
sue a proclamation. I earnestly re
quest the cooperation of every citi
zen, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary
Lions, Kiwanis, Civitan, American
Business, Monarchs and Women's
Clubs, and all other civic bodies and
Now. therefore. I. Oliver Max
Gardner, Governor of North Caro
lina, in accordance with law. do issue
this my proclamation, and do set
aside and designate
OCTOBER 6 TO 12 AS FIRE
and do urge all the people to a pro
per observance of this week in obedi
ence to the Statutes of North Caro
lina. . ,, '
Done at our City of Raleigh, this
25th day of September, in the year
oi our Lord one thousand nine hun
dred and twenty-nine, and in the
one hundred and fifty-fourth year of
our American . Independence. -'
O. MAX GARDNER .
Tyre C Tayloe, Private Secretary.
was nothing unusual, his son, S. B.,
went on about his work. Soon S. B.
was called by his wife and when Mr.
S. B. reached the bed his lather was
dead and lying in the same position
in which he was left.
At the time we sro to press, f uneral
arrangements have not been made.
However, a wire from the two sons
in Pennsylvania, was to the effect
that they were on the way. If they
arrive in time, interment will prob
ably be Friday afternoon. Mr. Fer
guson leaves 'six sons, as follows: v
schools and prep schools.
It is indeed with a spirit of op
timism that the new year is begun.
There have been quite a few changes
in the social system as well as in tha
scholastic schedules, and it is express
ed that these changes are for the bet
ter. The social system this year win
permit the first as well as the second
year men the privilege of more datea
a week than they have hitherto been
r : t f!ftlnmW;-Pa.. S.' B. of Mar- i"Ie to have.
shall, Oliver of near Marshall, Lee It is expected that by the time the
W. of York, Jfa. Komeo and JNorman next issue of the Hilltop comes from
of Marshall. Mr. Ferguson was per
haps the oldest merchant in Marshall,
having been iti ' the mercantile busi
ness for more than 80 years. Prior
to entering the mercantile business,
he was engaged in the tobacco busi
ness and -is said to have been quite
wealthy at one time, losing at one
time about one hundred thousand
dollars when a ' tobacco warehouse
broke, He came to Madison County
from Richmond, Va., about 60 years
ago, when he was 21 years of age
His wife died about 15 years ago.
90-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT OF HOT
SPRINGS BURIED TUESDAY
i f - i
Onr'account of an epidemic
of diphtheria in the community
the. dedication- , of the new
Spring Creek school building,
which was set for, October 4
has been postponed until some
time the f.rst part of December.
Mr. Jess'Henstey age 90 years, died
at his home at Hot Springs last Sun
day afternoon, about four o'clock.
Funeral services were from the Hot
Springs Baptist church Tuesday af
ternoon conducted by Rev. I. . H.
Garenflo, and Rev. P. T. McFee.
Active -pallbearers were: D. G.
the press we shall be able to have
more complete statistics regarding
the registration as well as a few
lights on the activities of the new
students. The Hill Top. .
N. C. Leads
Of the states represented, North
Carolina leads with 805 ; South Caro
lina comes second with 87; Tennessee
third with 19. Other states and coun
tries are as follows: Alabama 5, Cen
tral America, 1,- Cuba 1, District of
Columbia 1, Florida 4, Georgia 4,
Kentucky 3 Louisiana i, Maryland 3,
Mississippi 2, Pennsylvania 1, Virgin
Those from Madison County this .
year number 70, and Buncombe, 29.
Steve Roberts, George MeKinney,
Everett Tweed and possibly. George
Pritchard are planning an extended .
auto tour North and into Canada.
They will visit Washington, New York .
and other cities on this trip. - They
expect to enjoy come menu fishing
Church, C. G. Paris, W. T. Davis, Ira land hotel bathing. The tour is so
Plemmons and Fred Holder.
Honorary pallbearers were: 'Jobe
IParis. Lon Brooks. -J. A. Brooks. O.
PW. Grubbs, Thomas Frisbee, and Edd.
The deceased was the grandfather
of Jesse - James; Bailey. Sheriff of
Buncombe County and former sheriff
of Madison County. He was a na
tive of Unicoi County, Tenn., but
moved to Hot Springs about 37 years
Surviving are hi&.wife. Mrs. Nancy
Hensley, 88, and five sons, J.- H.
Henslev. of Charlotte: W. ' H.. of
Horseshoe; J. D., of Hot Springs; Ar
thur, of Marshall; and c T., of sky
land; and two daughters, Mrs. Sarah
Bailey, of Marshall, and Mrs. Martha
Gurley, of Monroe. .
"Uncle Jess," as he was familiarly
known, was the oldest Union veteran
of the C'viU War,'--; ..;.. -l';. r
Yes For Whet Const Out r .;
One of our neighbors paid four
honored dollars for a saxorhone.
arranged that it will not clash with
the Congressional program; Congress
will meet as planned and go ahead
with tariff revision. While in Wash
ington these local boys will pay their
respects to another Big Republican
whrfse initials are H. F. S. ; They
may also have time to'meet President
Hoover and some other so-ca" si Re
publicans. - When i they are back
home we shall expect to hav? some
real news for our readers.. ,: '
.LATER: The above is prerr.ature; '
;.: v '' the trip has been abandoned.
The budget would not bal-.
c'. . . ancel .'. .
5 , We Fell for This
Maa calling bluff: "Here. Cliff I
Here, Cliffl"--The Pathfinder.
-They Knew Their Halitosis
News item says Listerine r.s r"
$25,000,000 for i'. i-"
like 200 is slightly smaller than last
year's class but is in proportion to
the other colleges and to the number
that was expected. The pre-school
opening survey showed only a small
registration, but the boys and girls
flocked in on the two opening days
and are still coming. The dining hall
is filled and the dormitories also, with
many students boarding in town. -
The vocations of, the many new and
old students are not available for
publication at this time. Although a
number of them are undecided, quite
a few expressed a desire to follow in
the footsteps of their profs, while tha
profession of law, medicine, and thai
kindred trade drew a goodly number.
The ministerial group is of about tha
same size as of other years.
After undergoing a period of orien
tation the freshmen have about be
come accustomed to this place and
are beginning to take an interest ia
the. various . student .activities. -Tha -
f r 1T 4 " "'T'l
-t"s a 1 1 of pnej to blow in.'
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