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Ycr.3 Mother With Sick Baby Escapes
Darning Home While Father Is Away;
All Belongings Destroyed Vifh House
. , p James Blizzard, who lives on the
. Hallsvllle-Sarecta road, veteran of
World War II, and father of three
mall children. Is homeless, com-
: pletely homeless today. He has a
- wife, the three children, an honest
desire to work but no place of his
. own to lay his head.
:. , Monday night, after a bard day's
work, he left his wife and a sick
.T'baby to attend the Veteran's class
;v. Jn Beuiaville., His other two child
ran were at his mother's home.
About 8:30 his wife, asleep, was
awakened to find their small home
.. ' la flames. She awoke Just In time
to save herself and the infant baby
who was seriously ill. Probably
' Providence had foreseen what was
.': to happen and planned It that their
other two children should be away
r vfrom home. Mrs. Blizzard barely
escaped the flames. She doesn't
know when nor how the fire started.
She was sitting across the road in
hysterics when neighbors arrived.
Help came too late to save any
i -. thing in the house. The smoke
house with what- little meat wm
' destroyed. Neighbors . opened the
' chicken yard adjacent to the hojise
l " and their chickens escaped. Nothing
X'was saved but the chickens, a, baby
fTerOt and the clothes the Blizzards
i had on their backs. ,
Someone rushed to Beuiaville to
Is He A Potential Criminal? He Seems
To BdHonesI; What Shall Ve Do?
, ,.' John Wm. Uptegrovev 27 ear old
r.L:"whll man of Faisonjjlt ..lvw,as
given a aeanng oeiore vusuw in
: the Peace C. B. Sltterson lass, FTP
day and bound over" to Superior
. Court on charges of carrying a
, v concealed weapon, a sawed off 22
r : ztfle, and stealing a truck.
- (Sheriff Ralph Jones west to
CMdsboro and got Up te grove from
! . the Wayne County Jail after having
,"". by Wayne officers. They
; erllf Jones that they un
derstood he was wanted In Duplin
a several charges and they releas-
- f X. him without prefering charges
la Wayne.
"Vptegrove's case Is pitiful and
could be more serious than passing
thought would brand it Sheriff
Jones says the real danger In the
boy lies in the potential possibili
ties of his future career of crime.
The, defendant not only admits the
Yturge but relates, in detail the ac
' 4unt of this act as well as a num-
er ox others in wmcn ne nas not
been charged. To all Intents and
purposes he is thoroughly honest
The specific Indictment grew out
of his attempt to rob a taxi driver
from Goldsboro and at the last
minute changed his mind. The story
begins when ha stole a truck be
longing to Sam Jones of Warsaw,
i Ut.1 ujuiiij lummutt lucjiiujic;
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U03.ffii0Diie informaticn tenter
i Librarian's Report - May 29, 1950 ;
librarian's Report, May 29, 1950 .
(toe County Librarian, Miss Dor-
otny Wlghtman, .continues to be
loaned to Onslow County two days
.? '-'eaonAweek. Consequently she has
not been ablo to carry , out all her
..' plans for, this year. There is a,
treat demand for many more books
V of all kinds and a need for broad
. - i or service everywhere. Miss Wight
man is having more requests for
special information and materials.
. . - The Bookmobile has become on ln
t formation center as a good library
7f should. Miss Wlghtman is In hopes
that another year many more vol
" times can bo added, more stops
. added to-iho present Bookmobile
- . trips organized. When the County
library was turned over to Miss
Wlghtman in November 1947, there
were 12 library stops in the County.
' Now, May 1950, there are 37 ae
- tlve stops with at least ten more
: to be started this summer. The
' Bookmobile has been on the road
two afternoons each week - .Thurs
days and Fridays - and has covered
2544 miles In 12 months. Circula
tion from the Bookmobile to the
children has been 4,948 books -to
the adults 6,130 books making
total of 11,078 books in 12 mont s
,' t f t ie Boot-mo! !!e.
all this r" y
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notify Mr. Blizzard and he said
when his name was called his first
thought was of his sick baby. He
had carried the baby to the doctor
that day and they were worried
about it He rode up to his burning
home to see nothing but disaster.
He could do nothing but comfort
his helpless wife.
A neighbor went to the Model
Theatre in Beuiaville where a
crowd was gathered to see the
show. Telling Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Demorest about the tragedy they
stopped the show and took up a
collection. $19.96 was collected and
carried to the Blizzards. This was
all they had to start on the next
Not so long ago .they had bought
the small farm on which they lived
and had made a down payment.
James Miller, from whom they
bought the farm, carred a small
amount of Insurance on the house
but this, of course, went to him.
He is not selfish with it and Is go
ing to help Blizzard build a house.
Neighbors immediately got busy
to round up clothes and money to
help out. The Times was asked to
make an appeal for aid. Anyone
having clothes or money they wish
to donate are asked to carry it to
Norwood Miller's store. It will be
son of tile sheriff. He drove the
truck to Goldsboro, according to
Uptegrovel story,-and bamd War
saw. This haptNsX-A on yttnfuti AmtrU aiia aret;
night He jaid'V did ot know
who's trues n was at first ana wnen
he discovered it belonged Jo-Jones
he brought it back. He jtben bura
med a ride to Goldsboro wtua ne
found he needed' some money. vAf-
ter deliberate thought he decided
to rob a laxl drtyer. He hailed a
taxi and 'instructed' the driver to
take hint to Beautancus. Hit lnten
t!6n was to' kill him with a sawed
off rifle and take his money. After
riding Into Duplin he decided -he
could not kill the driver and order
ed him to drive tack to Goldsboro
where the driver had him arrested
for not paying the taxi fare. He
was then lodged in jail.
Not so long ago ne broke into
the Duplin Theatre, he says, rifled
the office but got nothing but the
key. He also has a habit of giving
bad checks.'
Uptegrove says he Just has that
urge to violate the law and doesn't
seem able to control himself.- He
says he realizes he Is doing wrong
at the time. When asked if he ever
talked with anyone when the urge
struck him, he replied he never
then, making a total collection of
7751.yWarsaw, Faison and Wallace,
puouc uoranes nave borrowed 800
to 1,000 of these books each. Beuia
ville, Kenansville and . Rose Hill
kach have 600 to 600. To make the
County Library collection avail
able to more readers Individual
books are exchanged often. There
is no set. limit for the returning of
any book to the Bookmobile. Some
books are more popular than others
- more people wish to read them
before they are moved on to an
other stop. Of course books are
sometimes lost or damaged, and
many fall to pieces with so much
handling. Sometimes 29 people
read a book before covers loosen
and pages, fall out If the book la
still clean and aU page are there,
it is sent to the Bindery for a new
cover costlJg about $1.00. The new
cover is stronger and the binding
is much firmer than the original
publisher's cover, and the book la
ready for many more readings;-
Even with this collection it seems
to be impossible to supply the de
mand for . light popular stories
romance, western and mystery. The
children In the f!rt three grades
cannot find enoir r- -v books in
lnr-o rrlnt fir t' f course
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Coastal Plain Vegetable Station Holds
First Educational Feild Day, Fasion
Over 100 Wayne, Duplin and
Sampson farmers, businessmen and
agriculturists attended the Coastal
Vegetable experimental farm at
Falson, Monday. It was an educa
tional field day .being conducted
by the farm under the direction
of Albert A. Banadyga.
Cecil D. Thomas, test farm di
rector from Raleigh, welcomed the
group. He explained the purposes
of the farm and introduced the
agriculture teachers and leaders
Roy Cates, a Falson businessman
wished success for the farm and
introduced James W. Butler, man
ager of the Goldsboro Chamber of
Commerce who spoke of the nec
essity of scientific aids to agricul
ture. "The prosperity of the farm
ers is the prosperity of the nation,"
he said.
The keynote of the meeting was
given by Dr. Ralph W. Cummings,
associate director of the experi
ment stations, from Raleigh. "What
you see here is 6nly part of the
program for better produce. Every
thing is being taken into considera
tion, soil, climatic conditions and
106 Boy Scouts And Leaders Attend
National Jamboree At Valley Forge
One hundred six Boy Scouts and
Leaders from Tuscarora Council
entrained at Goldsboro Monday,
June 25, for the National Jambo
ree at Valley Forge, Pa. Among
the leaders in charge are Dr. D. J,
Rose, B, M. Boyers, Scout Executive
and William Craven -Field Scout
Executive. Unit leaders and com
plete roster of Scouts making the
Leaders E. G. Pyatt, E. K. Essay,
Arthur Meece, Lewis Bryan, Bob-1
by , Klutti, Frank Billings. BU?
Kemp, Jr., Jack Smlthwiek, and
Ashton Griffin. . I
The following boys are attending
the Jamboree: Wade Sydney Cree
ch, Jimmy Rose, Walter Blaejtttan,
Henry Jenkins, Larry Boyers, J. J.
Thlgpen, Lloyd Warren, Pack Pa
ley, Tom Rand, Ray S. Smith, John
B. Hill, Bert Herring, Robert Kad
is, Herbert Baughan, DeVan Bal
lance, Edward Smith, W. B. Crum
pler, Jack Flowers, Joe Creech,
Harry Cooke, Mark Cherry, Hay
wood Lane, Pete Lassiter, Elvin
R. Johnson, Edgar Davis, Bill Star
ling, Al R. Gaskill, Joe Grantham,
Wilbert Blackman, Rivers Upchurch
Jimmy Cheatham, Edward Peter
son, Eugene Jones, Ronald West,
Bobby Royal, Dick Wallace, Sam
Roberts, Billy Gibson, Ray Wells,
Mack Peedln, Fred Mattox, Bobby
Miller, Joe Dupree, Norman Grant
ham, Wilbur Bailey; Juette Fore
Wallace Merchant New Chairman
Duplin County Chapter Red Cross
Harry Kramer, Wallace business
man, was named chairman of the
Duplin County Chapter American
Red Cross, at their annual meeting
in Kenansville last week. Mr. Kra
mer succeeds Dr. H. W. Colwell
who has led the organization for
the past few yean.
.- Other officers named were:
Rev. L. C. Prater, Outlaw's
Bridge, President: Miss Isabella
Jones, Kenansville, recording sec
retary; Mrs. N. B. Boney, Kenans
ville, executive secretary; M. F,
Henry J. MIddleton of Lanefield
Community Is at the home of his
daughter Mrs. Noel Bell in Durham
recuperating from a recent oper
ation in a Durham hospital. He is
reportedly getting along well. '
The Duplin County Shrine Club
held its meeting at Maxwell's Mill
last week and. enjoyed barbecue
pig and chicken. President John
Croom presided over the meeting.
Aoout 79 made up the group in
cluding members and visitors with
their wives and friends, r .
The Shrine Club is one of Du
plin newest social organizations
whose membrs-"r lar-r -'-'s up r'
rVSnwr fr in I t.-
crops suited to these factors and
the problem of processing outlets,
which is to be aided by the local
businessmen," he said.
Corn Worm Control
The gathering was split up into
groups for a tour of the vegetables
now under supervised production.
Dr. Paul Richter led one group to
the sweet corn experiment. There,
20 rows of different varieties had
been planted, all at the same time.
His main concern was the corn
worm. "What we have found out
is that you can control the worm.
The best and cheapest way we have
found is mineral oil mixed with
DDT emulsion," he 'said. Samples
showed only 10 damage by corn
worm. The spray was 90 effective.
Dr. Richter gave a three point
warning. "If you are going to do
something about the worm, do it
early before the silk comes out
when the corn is just over knee
high. Do something about it before
you get it and do it every other
The recommended method was
the emusion mixed with mineral oil
at the rate of 2V gallons of oil
hand, Brooks Cates, Curtiss Cates,
Earl McCullers, Henry Best, Monte
Warr, Rudolph Lucas, Alfred Wells,
Ronald Barber, Dale Gainey, Ste
phen Gooding, Billy Dickens, Bus
sell Stott, Jack Scott, Ferrell Shu
ford, Clyde Rich, Jr., Mac D. Wood
ard, Donald Bearnon, Cedrle In
gram, Allen Korchqnr. Hervy Kor-
f Bdgwft; XTf (tti-r Jr., Paul
Magrn, Buay T'Mticyj.. Lawrence
Bowden. Eddie ? tt Douelas Mo
ore-, Donald Dowu, illls Edwards,
lana iurcnaoner, jLeanetn smitn,
Sydney B. Carter, Jack penny, J.
F. Patterson, Frank Butler, Billy L.
Poole, Clifton CashweH,F. C. But
ler, Delmar Weaver, Lynn Scott,
Jean C. Thompson, m, Henry L.
Edwards, Stanley Carr, aad George
3. Butler. We have thrtr colored
Scouts participating In the Jambo
ree: Cleon Arrlngton, Daniel How
ard, Jr4 and Nathan Melvin.
While at the Jamboree the boys
will do their own cooking over
charcoal stoves.
A number of stupendous pro
grams have been planned for the
47,000 Scouts.. Tuscarora Council
will stage a shortened version of
The Lost Colony" production. Ar
rangements have been made for
visitors to see the Jamboree. A
number of Tuscarora people have
Indicated their intention of paying
a call on the Scouts from this area.
Allen, Jr., Kenansville, treasurer.
Mr. Kramer comes to his new
post with high recommendations.
This year he headed the first Can
ear Drive in Duplin and went well
over its quota. He is active in civic
affairs of Wallace and has shown
a keen interest in all civic matters
affecting Duplin aa a Whole.
Dr. Colwell, who succeeded J.
E. Jerrltt as head of the Red Cross,
baa done a splendid job and re
signed reluctantly.
Two Girls Injured
Two young sisters were knocked
unconscious in Magnolia, Thursday
night of last week when lightning
struck a transformer outside their
home, passed through a -wire lead
into their kitchen and exploded.
- Geraldine and Helen Kissner, 6
and 8 years old respectively, were
nnclnsclous for 45 minutes. Their
mother, Mrs. J. C. Kissner, 32, who
was also in the kitchen at the time,
suffered shock. .. . ,
The girls were treated by Dr.
Hawes of Rose Hill for burns about
the face and vody.
' The refrigerator and stove In the
fn vwt damaged elihe lin
h -1 o " t ,bor, ob
. j struck
j storm. -
f west-
with a 80-90 viscosity. That com
prises 10 of the entire mixture.
Three quarts of 25 DDT emulsion
and the balance water. Between 20
30 gallons per acre twice will do
the work. An ordinary compressor
sprayer is used.
The next experiment shown was
the artificial rainmaker. It con
sisted of an aluminum pipe piped
in from a centrifugal pump with
four sections running from it. 240
gallons of water per minute is
pumped through. That makes n
acre inch of water per hour; 24
acres per day can be taken care of.
A check at the sweet potato patch
showed an experiment with the
Oklahoma 24. "We can't say it's any
better than the Puerto Rico varie
ties," George Jones, an extension
service man, said.
Vine cutting was recommended
over sprouts. It prevents the spread
of black rot. The station is trying
to ibuild up a high producing strain.
There may be eventually a root in
dex system used much like the
Irish potato before seeds are certi
Funeral Services
Miss Lula Hinson
This Afternoon
Miss Lula May Hinson passed
away Wednesday afternoon, June
28th about 7:30 in the old ancestral
home in Kenansville. She was the
daughter of the late John William
and Nancy Farrior Hinson.
Born in Wilmington, February
S, 1869, she had led a loving cheer
ful life. Following her father's
death In Savannah, Ga., the family
moved to Kenansville where she
has spent her declining years.
She was educated in the schools
of Wilmington, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and the Charleston Female Semin
ary of Charleston, S. C
Surviving are two sister.?. Mrs.
J. E. Jussley of Mt. Pleasant, S. C.
and Mrs. J. A. Hines of Highlands,
N. C, and several nieces and neph
ews also a number a grandnieces
and grandnephews.
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at the Grove Presbyter
ian Church at 5:30, conducted by
the pastor Rev. J. T. Hayter. In
terment will be in Golden Grove
Class Reunion Held
At B. F. Grady
On Saturday afleinoon, June 17,
members of the 1947 Graduating
Class of B. F. Grady School met
at the Legion Hut near Maxwell 1
Mill for their annual reunion. Each
year one memocr is appointea to
be in charge of arrangements, etc.,
and this year the lot fell to Miss
Alice Rogers. The class appointed i
Miss Elsie Smith to serve for the 1
next meeting. Eleven members of
the twenty-seven were present,
namely - Alice Rogers who is now
employed as bookk- i?er .'or L. P.
Tyndall's Sons in Pink Hill, Jean
Haroer. now at home with her pa
rents. Gerald Waters, who is also
at home, Thomas EJgerton. now of
Wallace, is a student at N. C. State
College .Wilbur Eubanks is away
at work. lsabelle Goodson is a ris
ing senior at Wake Forest, Mary
Edna W&ters is employed with
Waccamaw Bank in Kenansvn a,
Kermit Williams is "spot" check-,
li,3 tobacco acreages, Coolrldge
Tumor married to the former Vera
Rogers, is at homo on his farm,
Elile -Smith is staying at home,
and Myrtle Paye who Is now Mrs.
Jones lives at Wallace and is the
mother of a son.
Those attending enjoyed a pic
nic supper, a swim and a delight
ful boat ride.
PMA To Handle
Crop Insurance
Beginning July 1, County PMA " ln Munl ve
Committees will assume the Crop after returning from church ser
Insurance work now being carried vices .
nv County rcui committees
This will apply in the 17 counties
now participating m tne cr- in
surance Program, lnclw.- . I
cotton counties -' Cleveland, Polk,
Mecklenburg, 'Rutherford; 1 mul
tiple Crcp Insurance c-.iir.ty, Per-
JUNE 30th, 1950
Duplin Reverses Itself In Primary
Saturday Casts 74 Majority For Smith
Duplin County reversed itself at
the polls last Saturday and gave
Willis Smith a 74 vote majority
over Senator Frank P. Graham for
the U. S. Senate nomination. Not
only was there an upset in Duplin
but Smith polled an upset through
out the State and unseated Senator
Graham. This, of course, was the
Democratic Primary and Smith
will not be officially elected until
November when the general elect
ion takes place. A Democratic Pri
mary election in North Carolina
is tantamount to election.
Voting was lighter In the county
Saturday with approximately 1000
less votes cast than in the first
primary. Smith polled 3,259 votes
to Graham's 3,185. Graham's strong
holds were Kenansville, Albertson,
Beuiaville, Hallsville and Wallace.
He led in only nine precincts. The
Let's Advertise "The Duplin Story"
0. P, Johnson Tells Us How
O. P. Johnson, president of the
Duplin County Historical Associa
tion and head of the Mid-Century
Production of "The Duplin Story",
says it's now getting time for Du
plinites to began rolling up their
sleeves and all pitch in, as we did
last year, to put over the pageant
this year. Mr. Johnson has a snappy
idea for advertising and publicizing
'The Duplin Story" this year. He
has mailed out quite a number of
letters in the county and has called
on the press to come to his rescue
in passing the Information on to
those who may not have received
a letter. The letter speaks for it
self: KeaansvlUe, N. C.
Jnae 27, 1950
Dear Folks:
The dates for the Mid-century
Production of the "Duplin
Story", are September 7, 8, 9,
11 and 12. Sam Byrd and Cor
win Rife are expected next
week and preparations will be
In the making in a 1 1 "v.
We need your heir right
now. Several thousand ns,
daughters, grandsons, "1
daughters, etc., of Duplin
County would like to know
Atomic Bomb -
A description of just what hap-
pens when an atomic bomb ex
!p:odes will soon be ava '.ib!e to
the public in an official Govern
ment document now beimr ;i.-intoc!
Entitled 'The Effects of Atomic
Weapons," the book will be released
nh.iut August 1, and adva.ire or
de : 5 may now be placed with the
Superintendent of Documents,
Wj .'.lington 25, D. C, at $1 '" per
c(;.v. All proceeds from the sale
go to the Government.
Of primary interest to 'persons
engaged in civilian defense and
the building trades, the hook con
tains previously unpublished details
quimans; and 12 with tobacco insu
rance - - Caswell, Forsyth, Surry,
Stokes. Vance, Wake. Beaufort,
Duplin, Jones, Pitt, Wilson, Col
umbus. Nortli Carolina now leads the na
tion in Ihe n i ruber of farmers who
have signed F deral Crop Insurance
contracts, with 30,560 contracts in
foi. e, oi wh.fii 23,574 were signed
in 1950. Cievt-iand county leads the
cotton countirjs in the percentage
of elig.b e farms carrying insur
ance and Beaufort leads the tobac
co counties Of the total insurance
contracts in the State, 23,679 are
on tobacco, 6,635 on cotton and 246
on multiple crops. Dunn county
has 3, 064 contracts now in force.
Mt. Olive, June 20. Double
funeral services were planned to
day for a negro religious leader
and his wife who died of heart at
tacks within 15 minutes of each
other Sunday night.
Hamilton Hughes, 70, his wife
Annabella Westbrook Hughes, 68,
Hughes was prominent in negro
civic and religious activities. His
wife was a teacher in Wayne county
schools for 38 years befire retiring
in Kit.'
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vote was as follows:
Warsaw, Graham 239, Smith, 554;
Falson, Graham 105, Smith 222;
Calypso, Graham 108, Smith 78;
Wolfescrape, Graham 187, Smith
248; Glisson, Graham 79, Smith
180; Albertson, Graham 215, Smith
95; Smith, Graham 75, Smith 87;
Cabin, Graham 143, Smith 68; Beu
iaville, Graham 403, Smith 235;
Hallsville, Graham 146, Smith 65;
Cedar Fork, Graham 109, Smith 58;
Cypress Creek, Graham 141, Smith
163; Chinquapin, Graham 99, Smith
122; Locklin, Graham 16, Smith 65.
Charity, Graham 58, Smith 76;
Wallace, Graham 350, Smith 296;
Rockfish, Graham 92, Smith 73;
Rose Hill, Graham 101, Smith 262;
Magnolia, Graham 131, Smith 147;
' Kenansville, Graham 388, Smith
more about the Duplin Story.
It is our intention to write
each one of them a personal
letter, but we cannot unless
someone furnishes us with
proper addresses.
It will be appreciated if you
will furnish the name and ad
dress of all people who hnv
left your community and ore
now living out of Duplin Coun
ty. There are some whose pa
rents were from Duplin Coun
ty. These parents may be dead.
In that case, we would Ilka to
have the names and addresses
of the children.
This should reamlre very
little of your time, but It will
be a big help tn advertising
the Duplin Starr,
Please let us hear from yon
within the next few days.
Writing several thousand let
ters will be a big job, bat we
want all interested friends of
Duplin to know about the
Mid-Century Production.
Thanking you, I am
Cordially yours,
O. P. Johnson, President
Duplin County Histori
ical Association.
What Happens
m nt'-mic explosions. The damage
nisnd by the atomic bomb in Ja
vi n is examined with estimates of
"ic pr.b.ible effects on American
ties. The types of buildings which
he. -t withstand the shock and the
lia.'z-ds of various radiations are
described and illustrated
The brink was prepared by the
Atomic Fnerpy Commission from
non-confidentia! scientific and tech
nical in a.m.V n. It is the most
informative ai (I nulhoritative book
osi atomic wi'".ponc which can be
made public and is the most signi
ficant document to he published
since the Smythe Report.
coMKnir- f
By: Mrs. Howard Joiner
An elderly man was feeling his
age when he made a visit to his
young grandson. The young man
advised him to try the well adver
tised vitamin tonic that claimed to
rejuvenate even the real old. The
old gentleman seemed unimpressed
until his grandson went so far as
to bet him $75 that if he'd try it
he'd be made a young man again.
After purchasing several bottles
of the vitamin tonic,- he departed
for his home in the country. Sever
al weeks passed, and again the
old gentleman came into town to
see his grandson. Without a word
of greeting he walked up to his
grandson and counted him out
$100. His grandson exclaimed, "Hey
Granddad, we only bet $75." The
old gentleman grinned, "You see,
Grandma sent twenty-five."
Mr. W. U. Bremer, Assistant
Sales Manager of Swift and Cr
Plant Food Division. Wilmington
N. C, spoke to combined Veteran-1
Classes of Deep Run School n
Fertiliser and Selected Chemtc?!
Weed Control Wednediv nieh.
Juno 21. Mr. Frank Milette. Agri
culture teacher, arranged the mov
ing through Jack MePhaul who )
Swift and Co. Field Representative
for this territory. , '
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