VOL. 21, , .NO30
With SAM BYRD
-' Art and The Outer Rank .
The South hag 'become the butter-
rollk and bourbon belt of literature.
It has become pleasant for fel-
- low artists to group un occasional,
ly to swap talk and fan the air
- with outlines, af new projects and
. wash it all down with,, theme
spiring draughts of bourbdn.
The Southern writers generally
fall into the violent school, the
Jive-oak boys and the elderly-lady
, tale spinners who drum up a follow.
Ing' of women readers among the
Clubs and libraries.
The plantation has. taken a word
' : whipping since the first slave ship
arrived on our. shores. The mind
: inside out, the cook books stretch
. from Key West to Kill Devil Hills,
and the trick at the moment is for
: the theme-twister to walk his dog
. to the Magnolia tree along a more
'- devious - route than his published
Last week we attended the North
Carolina Writers Conference at Hat.
, teras. ..
-' The Invitation extended us be-
I gan "Ship ahoyl and land ho! and
V weigh anchors! The .conference will
; be 'gem' at Hatteras. village on
the sand banks." 1 i
Newly-come home and unacqualnt-
ed with the North Carolina writers
generally, we scanned the glittering
- list to be 'present and eagerly ac
, cepted the Invitation. .
- Here was the chance to make
.real literary pilgrimage.
-, Okay,! So on the twenty-second
we hit the mosquito trail. '
First stop Manteo and The Lost
You may have seen this admirable
symphonic drama with music and
dance by Paul Green.
I saw it early in its "Interesting
run. If you saw It toward the be
ginning of the run you will not
recognize much of it now. The new
.' r version features a; longer second
act, battle, and line more of po
c speculation on whether to dig
f.; clams on the spot or follow
teo and the friendly Indian
it to Croatan.
An Ibsenish chu-acter, torn with
grief at the loss of her child and
wrapped in a ' mighty gossamer
: nightgown for a pioneer, tears at.
fiM ftfil Bnit" tli MMltonM'a hMrt
when the history needs a push up
The battle impressed me as a
chop-chop action, losing tension by
lack of theatrical pyrotechnics. .
The crowd scenes have been hand
led expertly; the singing of the
choir is beautiful; the lights brought
down too low too many times for
, mood effects and several times I
. Itched for some flashes of electrical
brilliance on the scene. .
1 The acting is often academic, suf
fering, I expect, from family cast
' ing. Too much Playmaking and not
enough Lambs Club guts.
For example, the portrait of
Queen Elizabeth is a broad carica
ture which would anger the Queen
could she see It. The Queen's Mast
v eij of Ceremonies comes over as a
- mere lad in fancy dress Jacking in
the Queen. Frederick Johnson is
quite good as Sir Walter. Father
: Martin intones With increasing mon
otony throughout the evening, but
Grace Davis as Agona, the 'Indian
squaw in pursuit of Old Tom Har-
. rls, the beggar, is downright fine.
v Fred Young was properly philo
sophical and in good voice as the
- beggar, but somewhere there in the
second act when he stood atop.
IVta u,nliu,allra nt tKA t tka
colonists asleep and he a-guarding
the lot, and became a man, I wished
" Green had seen fit to write him in
a lannara 01 riymoum sie insieaq
of so many heady words. . .
J The .Historian and John Borden
"Were excellent, But Eleanor Dare
. was of the opera and not the down-
; to-earth heroine I expected from
this fine father of all the symphonic
and historical dramas. '
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At Hatteras, the conference was
held at Durant's Motor Court, con
verted from the old Coast Guard
Station.- A former administration
: building made 4 fin assembly- halh
Cottages for the writers extended
in two rows from this building
leaving a sandy campus impres
slon, " ' ,r-
Thirty-two writers and their fam
ilies attended the conference. - ,
STaVld Stick, a young ex-Marine
ha settled at KiU Devil Hills
i his wife, three rental cottages
security .and a thousand- books
-00" the outer banks for research,
poke the first evening on The
Dare County Coast Country." -:
Saturday morning,' - William T.
Polk, associate editor of The Greens.
: boro Daily News, talked on "The
Writer and Today's South." Author
of the splendid new book "South,
ern Accent,"? Mr. Polk's talk was
the high point of the week end.
Between sessions, the writers bath
ed in the sea, admired each other's
children on the beach -and ate sea
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: Section I
Roper I!?' A First President
Mt. Allen College Mt. Olive
ilfll in 1 1 1 i in mm , isj m.h,! m rn v l nil
UH-HUH? HUH-UH! Baby
Seai Lion wants to head for the '
! tdeep end of the pool, but Mama '
( says "nothing doing. ThereH
: be no shennanlgans on Seal i
i Island In the London, England, !
oo If she can help it
Get If Tough
Mrs. Graham Teachey of Atber
taon suffered severe pain when a
poiswnons snakt bit her on the loot
at her heme recently.. She was
taken to a Klnaton Hospital where
she received treatment for several
days. The Teaehey family, no don
bt, feel that this ha bees) then
bad year,.! Mr ; Teaehey. ha vine
lost both of hia . parentii and hi
home and all eontentf by fire, du
ing the time.
, . .. ' ;,.',yi, .
Gredy Collage Hit
Bf Topsail Slorni
. The cottage of Dr. and Mrs.
&C, Grady, af New Topsail Beach,
was slightly damaged in last week's
storm that whipped across the new
"The Grady Cottage suffered wind
damage at about $400.
i Mrs. Grady and daughter Sylvia
were In the cottage at the time of
the. Storm but were unhurt, i
Barefoot, Morgan And; Roberts
Operating Big . Dixie Warehouse
Whiteville Lubert Barefoot, of
Ellzabethtown, Jimmy Morgan c'.
Sanford and Clyde Roberts of Dur
ham, will operate the Big Dixie
Warehouse in Whiteville this year
which Is located at the city limits,
northeast of the courthouse, on the
Claskton . Whiteville highway.
The recently constructed ware
house actually has three acres of
floor space and is the newest addi
tion to the Border Belt with com
pletely new Equipment and facili
ties throughout and boasting a-lighting
system unexcelled in the en
Barefoot, an Ellzabethtown busi
ness man, has been (n the tobacco
business for 20 years and formerly
operated Warehouses in Fairmont
and Lumberton. ; Morgan, who will
Wayne Memorial Hospital Accepting
Applicants For Practical Nursing
The Wayne ' County, Memorial
Hospital School of Practical Nursing
Is accepting white students for the
next class which will begin Oct.
4, 1954. To be eligible, for entrance
applicants - must be between the
ages of 17-45 years of age, in good
health, .pleasing personality : and
with a minimum of one year high
. v . - i ' -'
There Is no tuition fee charged.
Uniforms, books, -room and board,
laundry of"untiorms and a monthly
itlpend are furnished by the hospi
tal while In training. Students re
jeive training in the care of med
ical and surgical patients, vara of
Ceroid Cbrry Wins
II. C. Trcctor Operators1 tonfest
Gerald Cherry, son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. X. Cherry of Wolfescrape,
finished In third place in the State
of North Carolina Tractors Opera
The contest was held In Raleigh
on Friday, July 23 at State College.
Cherry represented Duplin Coun
ty in the 17-ounty Southeastern
District contest and won the right to
represent Duplin by winning the
4-H. County Tractor Driving coo
N ANJMLLE,, NORTH CAROLINA, . THD KM m .
-William Burette Raper, 26 year
old ' pastor iopvtae huh Koaa rree ;
Will Baptist Church hear Snow Hill; '
was appointed the firs president of
the Mount Allen College, which will
begin its - curriculum for students I
in Mount 0)ive in September,; i
; His appointment was announced
Monday, July 26, at an executive
board meeting of the board of trust
kees.' He was tne unanimous cnoice
of the executive board, and plans
to assume his, post August 2. ; ,t . .;? -
Raper was born near Fremont and
reared in the' Free Will Baptist
Orphanage at Middlesex. ; He grad
uated from Middlesex High School
and received his Bachelor of X-rts
degree in 1047 at Duke University.
He received a Bachelor of Divinity
from the same, university in 1052.
In addition, to. serving as pastor,
Raper is promotion director of the
North Carolina' Free Will Baptist
Convention; vice-president of the
N, C. State' League Convention; a
member of the board of directors
of the Free .Will, Baptist Press at
Ayden," nd a member of the Na
tional ; Free Will Baptist League
Raper is married to the former
Miss Annie Rose Mallard of Trenton
and is the father of two daughters,
who are one year old and one week
old. He will finish his unexpired
appointment as pastor of the Hull
Road Church before moving to
The Blizzard Mill at Herring Cross,
roads on Mt. Olive, Route 2, was
destroyed by fire when lightning
struck the building about 10:00 p. m.
on July 21.
When the fire was discovered
the top was falling in, and the en
tire structure was destroyed. The
mill was eight to ten years old and
was equipped ' well and in good
condition. Damage was estimated at
' The home of Mr. and Mrs. Grover
Rhodes on Pink Hill, Route 1 was
also slightly damaged when a chim
ney, was struck i durmov the-..same
storm that night ' ' ' -
The . outcome of a man's court
ship nowadays Is largely depend
ent upOQ his income.
Any man who lives to help other
people will soon have other people
living to help' him.
serve as auctioneer for the firm, is
a native of Sanford and has been
in the tobacco business as an auc
tioneer for . 27 years at Clarkton,
Durham and."in' Whiteville. Rob
erts, who Uvea on a farm near Dur
ham, has put in 30 years in the busi
ness fy Lumberton, Fairmont and
Roberts will lead the Big Dixie
sales and the assistant sales man
ager will be Ralph Stevens, of Or
rum and j Lumberton, who has had
17. years tobacco experience.
Speaking for 'the firm, Morgan
said that he and his partners select
ed Whiteville for the location of
their new warehouses because
"Whiteville is the best tobacco mar
ket lit the Border Belt.
the new mother and baby; and care
of sick chidlren. Training in the
operating room, emergency room
and other special departments is another.-
feature of. the program, 1
. Upon completion of the 12 month
course, the graduate is eligible for
state examination to receive her
license as a Trained Practical Nurse.
Those desiring information : may
write to the - School of Practical
Nursing at the Wayne County Mem.
orial Hospital in Goldsboro, N." C.
Mercer Craft was the losing pitch,
er, giving up 7 hits and, 5 walks.
Bobby Rowe and Rickie Baldree
were best on defensive for Falling
Creek. ' - . .
Third Place Jn
test held in Wallace in June. In-ad-
ditlon to the prize, he received the
trip to the 4-HClub Week in Ra
leigh July 'l9 to 23 where he rep.
resented the Southeastern,- District
of North Carolina In the State Trac
tor Operator contest v; '-'
The first winner was Max'Shoat
of DavidsoA County: second place
winner: was " Larry -Lancaster of f
Beaufort County; and third place
winner Oerald Cherry of Duplin.
MISS ANNIE MAE BROWN
County Supervisor of White
- Elementary Grades
Miss Anrtie Mae Brown who has
been teaching in the Rocky Mount
schools for a number of years has
accepted work as county supervis
or of. the white elementary grades
to begin work on August 1.
Miss Brown comes tu Duplin
County very highly tecommended.
She is a graduate of Greensboro
College and has a Masters degree.
Miss Brown Is a graduate in music
and was offered a job as supervis
or or principalship in Rocky Mount
but decided to come to Duplin
Her work will be supervision of
the elementary grades in the white
schools. She is replacing Mrs. Susie
Kate Teaehey who has resigned as
county supervisor to go back to the
class room, and will Jeach the sec
ond grade in the Wallace School.
Miss Brown will live at Charity
with Mrs. D. E. Teaehey, Sr.
I Challenge You
D. S. Williamson, a prominent
farmer in Kenans ville, challeng.
eo anyone m the eoonty of Dn-
Hmntt TohnMa.-'W mm iof
Mi tobaeeo leaf larger than one
he found In his tobacco field. Mr.
Williamson broaght the leaf to
the office and several witnesses
watched the measuring, 37" long
and 23 1-4" wide BeUeve it
Recently B. V. Mallard of
Johnson County had a leaf which
measured 36" long; and 21 1-2"
I In width.
The accident summary for District
Five Troop "B" July 19th through
July 25th 1954 is listed here with
figures in the following sequence
Accidents, Killed, Injured and Pro
perty damages. Duplin County (in
that order) 5, 0, 3 and $2,375.00.
Sampson County, 6, 0, 2, and $3,125.
Wayne County, 5, 0, 0, $1,475. Total
for the district, 16, 0, 5, $6,975.
So long as the sale of alarm
clocks i son the increase there is
no reason for being alarmed.
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C. HEALTH CRUISE SAILS YEAR-AROUND-Vnder the watch-
ful eyes of the nurse-captain of the "Robert JS. Lee," two young
patients board the cruise ship at the unique children's clinic of
the Niagara Research Foundation, at Meadville, Pa. The clinic,
: which treats cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spastic pa
1 tients, is outfitted with "do-it," toys,' all. of which require the
I voun natients to exercise their affected limbs to product a desired
fleet, such as whistle blasts
-ig-' -Mi aboard th
JULY 29, 1954 1
"ATOM"IZERS FOR THE NAVY With all hatches, ports and vents buttoned up, the light
cruiser U.S.S. Worcester steams through maneuvers in Caribbean waters with her "atom"izers
going full-blast. The sprinkler system, which is designed to free a ship of contamination when it
is subject to effects of radioactive dust and mist from an atomic explosion, was developed during
' recent bomb tests in the Pacific. . ,
Mr. Charles Gillespie of Burns
vine, N. C. registered druggist, has
taken over the duties of Mr. Price
at the Brewer Drug Company in
Pink Hill. He is a 1854 graduate of
the University o( North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Price and
family have moved to Kenly.
A certified bond -for $2500 was
posted on Thursday .morning to re
trieve the pane' 'thick which was
confiscated in the A. B. C. whiskey
haul made on Tuesday by Con
stable W. F. Williamson.
Dr. John F. Powers, Mrs. Gordon
Kornegay, Mrs Brock, Mrs. Helen
Bowers, Mrs. Norman Kennedy and
Joe Costin attended the Eastern Dis
trict Public Health meeting in Clin
ton last week.
Mr. Eloise Houston has accepted
work with Yore Store, replacing Mr.
Stokes Westbrook -who is going to
opeate a service station.
Mr. Howard Whltington. V. D. in
vestigator from the U. S. Public
Health service, visited the local i
health Department- m Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, no new cases of
Polio have beer reported in Duplin.
Supt of Schools O. P. Johnson and
PWm D. Herring, chairman of the
Board of Education of Rose Hill
will go to Cullowhee College on
Friday? July 30 to attend a School
Board Association meeting. Mr.
Herring will hav a part on the pro
gram. On August 6 and 7 the School
Board Association of this district,
which represent; ut fifteen coun
ties, will meet at .. -st Carolina Col
lege in Greenville. All school board
members are urged to attend. Reg
istration is at 5:00 on Friday and
the meeting closes at noon on Satur
day. The easier a man falls for get-rich-quick
schemes, the more he
It sometimes helps a man up tn
the world if he falls in with the
Monye is like a good book - the
greater the circulation the more
good it does.
and old-timt "steamboatl. ttutio
river tieamerr.-.!...y,'-ex rmmt
tjjry K ':s?f ft
MUBSCRUTIO 4 RATA
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Must Improve 'Mixed' Condition
Tobacco Meet Foreign Competition
Two Tobacco Associates leaders
declared this week that if farmers
are to capitalize on the advantages
American - grown flue - cured to
bacco has in taste and aroma, "we
must equal or surpass foreign pro
ducers in on-the-farm grading and
handling our tobacco for market."
J Henry aughan of Elm City,
N C, chairman of the group's board
of directors, and E. Y. Floyd, Ra
leigh, secretary, both tobacco farm
ers, declared in a statement:
"In recent months foreign manu
facturers have increased their corri
plaints about the 'mixed' condition
of our tobacco. At the same time,
there has been a noticeable and
steady decrease in percentages of
our tobacco used abroad caused by
the manufacturers' preference for
tobaccos which are marketed in uni
form conditions as to quality, type
of leaf, and size ofbundles. Furth
ermore, it has been their experience
that the foreign consuming publ'"
will accept blends produced with
gradually decreasing percentages of
U. S. tdbaccos.
"We have real competition abroad
because foreign producing coun
tries are doing fully as well as we
are in producing uniformly bright
colors and they are also doing a
much better job than we are of
preparing their tobacco for market.
Consequently, we feel strongly that
in the future, we must succeed in
offering the foreign trade a more
uniform product or else lose the
preeminent position which our to
bacco still has among world con
sumers." Vaughan and Floyd said U. S. to
bacco growers face a competitive
situation and the way to meet com
petition is to "equal or surpass
them in quality and on the farm
grading and handling our tobacco."
In preparing the current crop for
market, they urged growers to (1)
market separately lugs, cutters, leaf
and tips; (2) pick out carefully all
green, red, dead and burned leaves
and sell separately; (3) carefully
pick out all string and other foreign
matter; and (4) tie in uniformly
sized bundles with butts about the
size of a half-dollar.
The two farm leaders emphasized
that "since over one third of the to
bacco we grow is exported, it is
essential that every effort be made
Argentine Governor To Visit
Alphin's Tobacco Harvester Plant
Governor Ricardo' Durand of the
Argentine Province of Salta, South
America will visit Alphin's To-
bacco Harvester plant in Albert-
son township on Friday afternoon.
Geo. W. Giles, head of the depart
ment of Agricultural Engineering
of State College, called Mr. Alphin
Tuesday morning to make an appointment.
Tobacco Variety And Sucker Control
Meeting Scheduled For August 4
Meetings will be held at Tobacco
Variety Demonstrations on Wednes.
day,' August 4, 1954, oft the farms
of E. V. Vestal, Kenansville, N.C.
and Marvin Raynor, Rose Hill, N.
C. Rt. 3.
The meeting at B. V. Vestal's
farm, which is located about' 2
miles from Kenansville on the Chin,
quapln Road,; will be held at 10:00
a. m. Varieties in this demonstra
tion are: Vesta L Vesta 8, Vesta S,
Dixie Bright 101, Dixie Bright 102,
Virginia Gold, Oxford 1, Oxford 1
181. 2041, 3001, 3007, and 3044.
The, meeting at Marvin Raynor's
farm, which la located about 3 miles
south west of Brlce'i Store and
loins James. Ward's farm, win be
ield at 3:00 pjn. Varieties in this
demonstration include Vesta L Ves
S.Mt dm year a Uupua and edJoinla tun t, . n. . s.'a.ii-.w.-
this area m .ltti IS. hM
' 'TV-, A
by growers to prepare the current
crop for sale in such a manner as
to please in so far as possible the
foreign manufacturers who use our
Floyd added that tobacco growers
have mad real progress the past
20 years and they want to hold
these gains. He emphasized that they
can do this "if they keep abreast of
developments and adjust their
course to new situations.
In conclusion, Vaughan and Floyd
said that "county agents and other
agricultural workers are fully
aware of the seriousness of the on-the-farm
grading problems we now
race with foreign users of our to
bacco and are prepared to, provide
growers with detailed information
on the subject.
Farmers Warned 01
" " (EVom Kntsto'rf'tFreV'F-ress)
The perennial rumor among far
mers that they can just gather up
a sheet of assorted- tobacco, carry
it to the Georgia market and get
top prices for it was spiked by a
statement made Friday by Negro
County Farm Agent W. N. Payton,
Payton, who spent the early part
of this week observing he Georgia
market, emphasized that there is no
validity at all to the rumor.
Rather, he said that farmers will
get a good price for their leaf there
only if they observe the same prep
aration steps as if they were sel
ling in Kinston markets.
Payton pointed out that he obser
ved unsorted, dirty leaf there was
bringing about ten cents less than
properly handled weed.
For the benefit of those farmers
who may be taking tobacco South
for early sales, Payton said they
should grade it carefully, remove
all dirt, strings and other foreign
matter, get the leaf in workable
order, ffick it tightly on the sheets
with the heads out in a straight
"Buyers in Georgia, just like
those here, are interested in buying
tobacco, not trash," he added.
The governor is making a study
of North Carolina tobacco grow
ing methods and wants to learn
about "modern methods in the to
Mr. Alphin's recent invention of
a tobacco harvester, has been of
much interest to Duplin County
and to the farmers of the State.
ta 5,' Vesta 8, Dixie Bright 101, Dixie
Bright 102, Golden Cure, 2041, 3001,
3007, and 3044. '
All Duplin County farmers and
other interested people are invited
to anena inese meetings ana oo
servethe different varieties grow
ing side by side. Al varieties in the
demonstration are Black Shank re
sistant except Virginia Gold and
Golden Cure. Some of the experim
ental varieties look very good and
probably will be released to the
farmers soon, 1 1 , , , , . .' . .
Backer ' Central With MH-38
, There will also- be a plot treated
for sucker control with MH-30 at
each of these demonstration. MH-30
was "used for .sucker ..control in J
North Carolina tor the first time
In 1989 and looked very promising,
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Constable Bill Williamson of Ken.
ansville caught two Goldsboro Ne
groes with the goods Tuesday night,
the goods being the biggest A.B.C.
whiskey haul in the history of Du
Williamson was .in his car out on
No. 11 a mile north of Kenansville
waiting to serve papers on a man.
Approaching Kenansville was a
black Chevrolet truck that remind
ed Williamson of a truck the sher
iff's office had been on the look
out for during the past several
Williamson stopped the truck and
asked Ira Blount, Negro man of
Goldsboro, for a look at his driv
er's license. In the front seat with
Ira Blount was William Henry
Blount of Goldsboro. The men are
The truck was registered in the
name of Raymond Scott of Golds
boro and is used for hauling chick
ens, Sheriff Ralph Miller said.
Inquisitive Constable Williamson
thought he would like to see the
Blount boys' load of chickens.
The truckload of chickens prov
ed to be 284 pints of A.B.C. whis
key, better standard brands, wrap
ped four to a paper sack and pack
ed neatly into chicken crates. Labels
on the pint bottles proved they had
been secured from the Pink Hill
A.B.C. store. There were no chick
ens in the truck.
The two Negroes were lodged
in the Duplin County jail, charged
with transporting tax-paid whiskey
for the purpose of sale.
Mr. Scott of Goldsboro identified
his truck Wednesday morning at
Kenansville but disclaimed any
knowledge of the Blount boys'
The Negroes were freed under
$750 bonJ each Wednesday morn
ing. James F. Strickland of Goldsboro
stood the bond.
MRS. ADA CLMORB CARLTON
Mrs. Ada Elmore Carlton, age 77
widow of the late M. J, Carlton,
died suddenly of a heart attack
early Monday morning, July 26 at
the home of Mrs. Myra Carlton in
Warsaw after having been in de
clining health for the past several
Funeral services will be held Tues
day afternoon at 4 KM from the
Johnson Baptist Church near War
saw; by Rev. Paul Mull, pastor.
The body will lie in state at the
Church for one hour prior to the
She is survived by three sons,
James Elmore Carlton of Raleigh,
Eugene R. Carlton of Warsaw, Wil
bur F. Carlton of Charlottesville,
Va., two daughters, Mrs. Estelle
West of Clinton and Mrs. JX R.
Barringer of Burlington. Seven
grandchildren, two great grand
children and several nieces and
Clarkton Warehouse, formerly op
erated by Dudley and Dale, is now
owned and operated by Dallas Rake
straw of Stoneville who has been
connected with a- Reidsville Ware
house since 1929; Jeff Webster of
Stoneville who has worked in Ware
houses since 1944; Dewey Huffins
of Reidsville, who has been in the
obacco business since 1924 and Bust
er Pinnix of Reidsville, an experi
enced tobacco man since 1929. Bos
well Is the auctioneer with a sale
every day. August second, opening
day, there will be a second sale.
O. B. Stroud and Forst Stroud,
were arrested Sunday night- by
Deputy Sheriff W. O. Houston and
Patrolman C. C. Hester. The arrests
were made near Magnolia.
O. B. Stroud is charged with drun
ken driving and operating a vehicle
after license was revoked, Houston
said: One-half of a one-half gallon
jar of bootleg whiskey was found
in the car. Forest Stroud is charged
with public drunkenness.
Both are out of Jail under $150
Curings coming from the barns
show nice quality, with plenty of
color and grain.
LAFF - A - DAY
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