North Carolina Newspapers

Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Fanning Section.
Modern Job Department,
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“Covers Cleveland Completely.”
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1925 Census_8,854
Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You, .
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, ANUAIIY 11. 1926Published Monday,
and Friday Afternoons.
( By mail, per year (in advance)2.50
I By carrier, per year (in advance) ?;.\00
Washington Capitalist and Reality
Dealer Invests in Cleveland
Springs Property.
Outside investors are already be
coming interested in Cleveland
Spr ngs and Siclby red estate even
though work has not yet started on
the big resort development planned
if eveland Springs Park by the Mar
shills of Florica.
ne of t' e rm-rt outsiders to buy
•- Phillip G. AlHe-k, prominent mem
ber of a big Washington realty and
investment firm. Not content with
what he is purchased Mr. Affleck nas
edified local realty dealers to keep
him in touch with the real estate
t:end and inform him of changes and
development. Mr. Aft lecit’s first pur
chase was the property owned by
Sheriff Hugh Logan on Highway 20
in the Cleveland Springs property
and near the residen.-e of John Wynn
Doggett. Although the purenase price
lias not ben made public it is undei
Siood that Sheriff (.ogan realized a
nice profit on the sale, which was
handled through W C. Harris Com
Many Sales Recorded
In a period of about two weeks
sales totalling $67,600 have been re
corded at the office of the register ;f
deeds. Among the transfers recorded
are th following:
C, A. Morrison and wife to O. V.
1'ord, two lots on Jefferson st. fee
S 1,680.
John Honeycutt and wife to John
It. Mauney, two lots on Palmer street
in Hoey property for $3500.
M. E. Knight and wife to B. G.
Logan, lot in Kings Mountain $3,000.
J. K. Harwell and wife to Joe I..
Jenkins, 10 3-4 acres in No. 2 town
ship for $1075.
C. B. McBrayer, commissioner, to
Lee Jordan tracts in No 7 township
for $700.
Jno P. Mull trustee lot on Huds .n
street to Carr E. Cline, $2350.
Allen Glenn and wife to J. L. Suttfe
and M. A, Spangler, 7 1-2 acres in
No, 3 township for $745.
W. P. Anthony and wife to C ui
Anthony tract on highway No 20 in
No 4 township $455.
J. W. Powell and Elza Powell t i
C. D. Hicks 41 acres in No 6 tow. -
ship for $5000.
A. E. Blanton and wife to R. L.
Dedmon and wife, tract on Fallston
road for $4500.
B. L. Dedmon and wife to A. E.
Blanton 40 acres in No C being port
lion of Sam Whitworth land, $6,500.
Sue C. Kendrick, widow to Jdr
Willie Kendrick, her dower interest in ;
two tracts in Kings Mountain $1000.1
T. F. McCoy and wife to T. F,
McCoy jr., lots in Shelby for $10 and
other considerations.
A. W. Heffner and wife to Shelly
Cotton Mills lot in Southwest Shelby
for $100.
i. II. Lutz and wife to E. F. Mc
Kinney 42 1-2 acres in No 6 for $11
•I. L. Suttle and M. A. Spangler to
•I It. Robinson, lot on Sumter street
for $2750.
•7. R. Robinson and wife to J. ! .
Suttle and M. A. Spangler lot in S.
I'ekalb street for $125<
Lem Conner and wife to \V R and
I! L. Newton, lots on Martin street
for $5000.
R. E. Lawrence to T. H. Lutz,
bouse and l^c on Grover street f r
R. E. Lutz and wife to C. B. Sc.t
lle Jr., lot on South side of Jones
place, E. Warren street for $2000.
W. W. Whisnant and wife Cora
Whisnant to J. A. Lail and other:-,
farm in No 4 township for $0250.
Pearl E. Towery to T. I). White,
•'> acres on No Business Creek in
No 11 township for $300.
Earnest Ellis and wife to ShelPv
lical Estate Co. lot on S. , DeKalb
street for $10 and other consider -
B. T. Falls and wife to Sara Gra
ham lot on Graham street for $2,200.
Turner Graham and wife to J. L. j
Webb, lot on Andrews street in She!-I
by for $1200.
P. Bessie Lattimore and husband
and M. H. Cabaniss, _ widow to I
Blanche Cabaniss, 22 acres in No. 7 j
township for $2750.
•Ino A . Beam and wife to G. C.
Beam lot of E. Warren street for $10.
and other considerations.
Roberts Kendrick to I). A. B ran ten
interest in David Branton homeplace
for $175.
Belmont. Jan. 9.—A. H. Barker
and his wife of Mt. Holly narrowly
escaped death or serious injury here
this moroinjr when the car in which
they were riding was stuck by the
11 o’clock Southern train as it was
pulling into the Main Street Station.
The small car in which the aged
couple was riding was badly dam
aged by the collision, but in some
manner the occupants escaped with
only a few tcratihe- and bnii-e
Coolidge’s Son Visits Parents •
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J ' i CaalU: e. son of the president, spent the holidays with his mother
a- 1 <V!nr at the rapital and is here shown at the steps of the White
ligate with hia parents. John is wearing the latest in balloon t rouse*a.
102 Year Old Negro Walks
Six Miles To Lincolnton
The olue.-i per: oi in Lincoln coun
ty. Peter 1! kins, colored, of Crouse
vt;., 102 yea: of ape' last Chris t
ma:", a visitor in Lincofritdn Wednes
day afternoon where he purchased horehound candy, this -be’rig
one of his quarterly visits to the Lin
coln Capital, soys a Lincolnton dis
Peter walked tin1 siX'~tniles distance
from CrOuse to Lincolnton and start
ed on the return home at 4;30, re
marking as he departed that, some-au
tomobile driver would likely pick him
tip on the highway and give him a
lift home. He ha; but one tooth left
with which to, grind. When asked
how old did a man get before he lost,
desire for candy. Peter said “you’ll
have to ax somebody past 102 years
i f ago; I don’t know that yet.”
Would Change Nothing
“What changes would you desire
made if you had your life to live over
was asked the old darky. “I would
change nothing; things have racked
along just as the Almighty directed
ti em," said he.
Peter who owns his home and an <3
acre plot at Crouse, has lived there
50 year . fie was born in Henry Coun
ty, Ya.. and was a slave of Capt.
Henry Iloskin. of tliat County, and
was a .ervi-.nt of bis Master through
out the Civil -war. following which he
moved, near Walnut Cove. X. <’ •,
where he lived for awhile. He then
engaged in rail road building as a
nick hand, and as steel drill driver,
lie says he worked with the construc
tion force, on several railroads back
ie the el l days when he. was younecr.
und declares he does not yet ftel
: id. Railroad- Ke helped build, he re
rells the “Air Line road, from Char
1 tte to Atlanta;” the “Seaboard
fi.oni Shelby to Rutherfordton;” ’The
road form-Greenville, S. C., to Hen
icronville." the road from Swanee to
Lilcsville. Ga..” and that from “Wal
lialla, to Anderson, S. C.,” He re
ceived from the railway 31 day in the
winter and Si.25 in the summer.
Chops Wood
Since living at Crouse he has made
r.iB- way by chopping wood. He says
ie used to cut wood at 3oo a cord and
r-ould pile up four cords a day with
>ase. lie still chops by the cord, and
iavs his price now is $1,25 a cord and
.hat he can chop two cords a day.
Peter lives alone does his "\vn
anise work, but says lie does not get
ip mornings as early as he formerly
No Bootleggers
There are two things Peter has not
juken on in his life, he ha.;,never got
en under the steering wheel of an
lutomobile, and has never used pro
ubition days booze; he is afraid of
:nth. lie says he does not deny that
ie took his dram back in the old days
.vith a little sugar in it, bur never
ooks on the booze of the present day.
\s to riding in the horseless Chariot
fetor has no objection if the driver is
tnown to be “kerful” and has been
iriving a “good bit of a whet.”
He says he does not eat meat .but
Till eats candy and nuts and that Mr. I
3erge sends him a Christmas sack
>ach year. “I guess from the State.”
Vter says there is one thing he docs
vot quite understand, that is why he]
loes not receive .i pension, especially
.t. Hi age, ___
Sheriff Logan Gets
One Day’s Wear Out
Of Suit—It Burns
Sheriff Hugh Logan is not a
Beau Brumnicl. nor does iia boast
ef owning a couple dozen suits of
clothes, but he can say, hereaft
er, that he wore a new suit or.iy
one time. Not that he is such a
fastidious dresser, but a small
fire in a closet at the jail Sunday
night was on respecter of a new
The past week the county's
high sheriff purchased a new
suit. Sunday morning he wore it
to church and Sunday night In*
hung it in the closet in his room
at the jail. About 6:30 Monday
morning he awoke to find the
room full of smoke. Investigation
revealed that there had been a
i ire in the closet during the
night; further investigation re
vealed that the new suit together
with other clothing had been
burned. Included in the clothes
burned was an overcoat belonging
to Deputy Austell, two raincoats,
Mrs. Logan’s coat and clothes be
longing to some of the children.
It was rather disagreeable
weather Sunday morning to wear
a now suit in the slush of the
meltirg snow, but now the sher
iff i glad that he did wear it.
He will not wear it any more
and it would have been still
worse had he never worn it.
Just how the blaze started has
not been learned. The damage
was confined to the closet, and
a trunk and other valuables in
one section were not damaged.'
The Selma V.'ebb recitation and es
say contests will be held Friday night,
1- ebruary 2fi, at the Central school au
ditorium here, it was decided at a
meeting: of the County High School
association held in Shelby Saturday
The date of the lloey Oratorical
contest had already been set for Fri
day night, February 5.
Any high school may enter two stu
dents in the Hoey Oratorical contest
for the Clyde It. Hoey medal, while
each school shall have first and sec
ond choice entrants for the Webb Re
citation contest. Both entrants may
be used if too many schools do not
enter the contest. In the essay con
test one school cannot enter more
than three contestants.
Essays by February IS.
The recitations must not exceed 12
minutes of speaking time, it was de
termined by the association. The max
imum limit for the essays is 1,000
words arid the essays must be submit
ted to the judges by February 18
The Hoey and Webb contests have
for years been an annual event with
the schools of Cleveland county. Al
though the date of the contests has
been changed more than usual inter
est is expected to be shown in the
•"inning of the medals.
Announces \\ itkdraual of Ils Request
For Curtailment of Klcctfic
Textile workers and mill officials in
Ck-yela' county rejoiced that the
h.m.thi rn T’ower Co., ha a notified i;, j
l.i ndroda <f customer, in the Caro l
hints, textile mills and other indtts-i
tries Usi tig hydro-electric power, that i
"effective Monday, January 11. our]
request for curtailment is with- !
The curtailment in the use of elec
tric power ha: been on a basis of only
one day each week for the last month i
pi so. The curtailment wa first made
refect ivc last Augnist t!(> ar.d reunit
ed its peak on a basis of two and
a half days each week in the fall,
made necessary, it was explained bv
the. unprecedented drought in West
ern Morth Carolina last year.
Officials of the . company explained !
that roeent. precipitation is believed j
to have been sufficient, t uretiier with \
the operation of the company's steam
print. . to make further curtailment '
unnecessary. provided frequent ruins!
ontl: ue, but that without furtheri
frequent precipitation renewed cur- j
tailment might latar he found neces-]
s; ry.
Not Even A Rope
Used In Statesville
By “Human Spider”
. Shelby folks, who shivered in the
cold sometime back to watch the so
called “human fly” do a few antics
or. the Farmers Hardware building
will rend the'following- dispatch f'om
State • ville with inter4- t:
‘•Sonic were expecting to see the
“human-fly" climb outside wall o.’
the Vance hotel Thursday night, ac
cording to. schedule arranged by his
advance agent. However, the collec
tion was hot sufficient to be enticing
-and the climber chd ,jp< t climb. There
was ;dl&a{)po:intman4ir«4tui dissatisfac
tion on the part ot an me and the lat
ter was brought to the attention ef
Mayor Bristol, The mayor warned
him against offering again ltc-re any
such exhibition.”
Charlotte, Jan. 10.—Grady L. Gil
bert, of Rutherfordton, paymaster of
i.he Spinners’ Poreessing company, of
Spindale, who mysteriously disappear
t <i last Saturday and whose wife lied
in Asheville Tuesday from distress
caused by tire disappearance of her
husband, is ill and in bed at the home
of his father, C. L. Gilbert, at Dar
ongton, S. to which place he re
turned from Washington, I). C., Fri
This information was given the
( liar'.otte Observer Saturday night by
the elder Mr. Gilbert over long dis
tance telephone. The elder Gilbert said
his son was in bid asleep and ill and
he would not disturb him to talk with
the newspaper. He said that the
young Gilbert heard in Washington
of the death of his wife. What was the
reason for the younger man’s disap
pearance, could not be learned front
the father, he merely stated that be
did not know. The same answer he
gave to questions as to the young
man’s plans for the immediate future.
A search over several states lies
been made for the young man since
his disappearance and request for ili
ft filiation as to his whereabouts was
broadcasted from a Charlotte radio
Sherrill Buys S. & W.
Cafeteria From Webber
It will be interesting to the many
friends of Frank Sherrill and Fred
Webber in Cleveland county to know
that Frank Sherrill has purchased
Fred Webber’s interest in the S. and
W. chain of cafeterias located in
Charlotte, Asheville and Greenville,
S. (’. Mr. Webber is the son of Mrs.
Ij. G. Webber of Earl, Cleveland
county, while Mr. Sherrill is a son of
Rev and Mrs. C ,F. Sherrill of Shel
ly. Thes hustling young men started
in business together about six years
ego and have made a remarkable suc
cess. Mr. Webber will not be actively
engaged for awhile as he and Mr.
Sherrill have extensive property' in
terests in the two Curolinas. They did
cwy a cafeteria in Winston-Salem
but this was recently sold to Cart B.
and J. C. Webber, brothers of Mr.
Fred Webber of Charlotte and sons
of Mrs. 1). G. Webber of Earl. All m
enterprising young business men
whose success ha- been nothing shot t
of >
Orchestra Spreads
Shelby Over Many
States By Radio
“That .election ns by tho-e
Carolina Synenoator.s ,f .hirlhy.”
was the often rope d -1 • mfc
meat c f the r.nnmi.i. r ;.t < h; r
loft ’s broadcasting «tatm i VVI5T
last Friday night. Tb ■ . rmuin, n
men! was after'each selection an I
the program port inn d ' on 11
o’clock until 1 o’clock.
It was perhaps S’‘ !i>y'<
est advert semer.t by nidi • and
toe local orchestra, op • of the
crack musical tv mi: tmn of-the
state, fed ived numerous mes
sages congratulating ,h •Hi. up'-n
their selection. In Shelhv the
waves wen not right, So iv.r as
has been learned a mege
Shelby radio fa.i w able to
git tune 1 in on Will However,
thousands of others mu t ha i
for by the end of th.- music !
f roe rum the Chariot :a < hamhe-r
of < hiihmi r,s- ref -ivi 1 dozens
of messages boosting the pro
gram and the S.. na p i‘ ,rs . Che
fm.t message re eivtd ran •
from far awav Kukot . Indiana,
and a result of the program
members of toe orchestra, all lo
cal talent, received a wired otter
from the Southern f’Olleainns.
It is announced by the managt -
niept of the orchestra that they
will another program on
the air soon.
Gasiohia, Jan. lie—Four persona
are dead as the result of a wreck last
right about 8 o’clock when the Cres
cent limited, the Southern railway’s
crack passenger train, struck an Ov
flaiid sedan at Webb's crossing, in
Cray’s mill section in West. Cast. >uiu.
Robert. Anderson, the driver of the
car, arid Robert Dixon were ki’lrd
outright; Mrs. Mary Wheeler died
while being carried to the city hos
i ital in Gastonia, while Miss Zanrie
Sutton, the fourth occupant of the
machine, wjs taken to the city hos
pital, with both limbs broken, a
broken hip, a broken arm and nit«
about the body. She succumbed to her
injuries shortly after midnight.
Completely Demolished Car.
The automobile was demolished,
parts being scattered in all directions
and many feet from the crossing.
Anderson’s body was found on the
pilot of the engine. His death Was
caused by a broken neck. The todies
<t the other three occupants were
found in the road, not far from the
track. Al! the bodies were badly
mangled. The train stopped in half it
length, Gastonia police officials re
Slight Curve.
Webb’s crossing is the last grade
crossing in the city limits of G?.s
ti nia. Its anproaeh is a slight curve.
Engineer Ki-siah, of the Crescent
Limited, told the Gastonia police that
the first he knew of the presence of
the car was when the engine struck
the machine, at which time he sud
denly- applied the brakes. There were
no eyewitnesses to. the accident.
All of the dead persons were em
ployed at the Ranlo mills at West
Gastonia. Anderson, who was about
;:0 years of age. had a wife and four
children. Mrs. Wheeler, who was a
widow, is survived by several cb'.!
dren. She was about Go years old.
Robert Dixon was about .‘15 years eld
and single, while Miss Sutton, who
died at the hospital was about -16
years of age.
Best Closes Store
At Kings Mountain
John M. Best is now conducting a
big close-out sale of his branch fur
niture house at Kings Mountain. The
store will be closed about February 1
it is understood. However. Mr. Best
will continue to use a salesman in
the section in connection with his
store here.
Regining here Wednesday celebra
ting the opening of his store in the
new Royster building Best will put
on a big opening sale for 10 days,
through January 23 that period lie
invites the entire section to visit his
new place of business and take ad
vantage of the bargains offered.
Hendersonville, Jan. 8.- Proposal
of C. G. Sayre and .1. K. Summers,
Greensboro, Salisbury and Charlotte
men, to erect a 10 to 12 story fire
proof hotel on the city lot on main
street is before the council for con- ;
sidcration along with another propo- j
sal from other parties. Decision will
be reached January 20.
The Savre-Summers plan is to |
build a 200-room hostelry, along the j
lines of the Vanderbilt, the iw t<-j
- |T < h i
Men Wanted For Aiding
County Convict In Escape
Caught By Ohio Officers
Son of Princess 1
Ueoi'iie ili'iuy Jliilbcrt I.:vse«lF*,
Isi Snc.ces Mal .v » t l it .■ him, i- a
favorite of the 1‘iaivc oi Waite au4.
f’rincc llenry.j —
Shelby Boy Not In
Pick To Attend Big
Hi-Y Conference
Harold McMurdy, of Salisbury, and
• Henry Ruark, of Raleigh, were se
lected as North Carolina’s represen
; tat.ves to the World Conference of
; the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion to be held August l b, at Hel
j singfurs, Finland, it was announce
ed at State headquarters at Char
lotte. Chandler (Iordan of Asheville,
i and Carl Moore, of Wilmington were
| appointed alternate delegates,
j The State association’s personnel
| committee, of which Bishop E7 A.
,, of Charlotte is chairman, se
j lected the delegates on the basis
j of school, church and Sunday School
( activities. 5 . M. C. A. works, gener
| al character and ability to represent
! the association in the conference,
i At the older hoys conference held
last fall at Shelby, Salisbury ahd
: Goldsboro, eighteen boys were nom
inated. From this number, one boy
was selected to represent the East
ern section of the State and one was
, chosen to represent the western sec
tion. The expense of each delegate
to the conference will be about $500 it
was estimated. ,
Louis Roberts, son of Capt. and!
Mrs. J. F. Roberts and a senior in the
Shelby High School was among the
18 nominated. Young Roberts is one
l of the leaders in the work here and j
'is district j resident.
Gity Engineer Dari Frazier starts
this week making a survey for ar
id er street paving program wh;ch
will include first of all a concrete *
road 30 to 40 feet wide in South Shel-:
by. extending down S. La Fayette
street from the old corporate limits a
distance of three quarters of a mile to
the new corporate limits near the'
t ome of Mrs, W. E, Morton. Some
years ago the majority of the prop
erty owners signed a petition asking
• or this street to be paved and agreed
to pay two-thirds of the cost which is
the basis on which other street pav
ing has been done in Shelby, but the
work was delayed because the sower
and water mains were not down.
Rome grew impatient about the de
lay in this paving project which was j
discussed more or less when the cor- j
porate limits were extended, hut the
work could not Ik- done; until the wa
ter and sewer mains were laid and the
soil given time to settle. It is also,
understood that the administration
expects to build sidewalks on both
sides of this newly paved highway.
In addition to the South Shelby
•a oik. the city is giving consideration
to the paving of the two alleys on j
both sides of the Baptist church ex-;
tending from X. LaFayette to N. j
Washington streets. These streets!
arc not the heavy traffic streets of
Shelby but it is found necessary toj
pave them to prevent the soil wash- ‘
ih'g on X’. Washington street and
stopping up the drains. The alley be
tween the Paragon Furniture store
and the Judge J. L. Webb building
may also be included as well as Westj
Graham street from the John Me
Knight and company’s big wholesale)
hi'Use to Mchrayer street. The total
mileage of these streets is ..bow oat
•o-‘ lu-uie.t nit!-..
Lee Cody And Crawford Deane
Thought To Have Figured In
Escapade Being
Lee Cody and Crawford Deane,
young white men wanted here in
connection with the sensational es
cape of Dillard Deane from the coun
ty gang camp here September 7,
have been arrested at Osborne,
Ohio, according to information re
ceived here. Dillard Deane, the con
vict who escaped and still lias one
and one-half years to serve, made his
The announcement of their arrest
has been received with much inter
est here as the preliminary hearing
that will follow may clear up some
of the mystery of the gang camp do- 4
livery bv so-called masked and hood
ed men during the night last Septem
The Escapade
It will be remembered that Dillard
Deane and Crawford Deane, young
brothers of Gastonia, W'ere convicted
on different phases of an assault on
two young girls while riding in a
car in this county. Dillard was giv
en a two year sentence on the roads
while Crawford received a lighter
term. Soon after Crawford had com
pleted his sentence the county was
given a sensation one morning in
September when the gang camp guard
reported that he had been held up by
armed and robed men who released
DiMard Deane and made their get
away. Officers somehow connected
Lee Cody, who had just completed a
term on the gang, and Crawford
Deane with the delivery. The road
commissioners offered a reward di
rect for Cody’s capture, while an
other reward was offered for the
leader of the gang and S25 for each
member of the gang. The impression
was received by some that the night
visitors were Klansmen and the lo
cal Ku Klux Klan in «n effort to
clear up the matter offered the as
sistance of the Invisible Empire in
catching the men and clearing the
Klin- of the charge. First reports
hid it that there were many men in
the party assisting in Deane’s es
cape. Later the number dwindled.
Through some method officers learn
ed that Cody mightt have had spine
thing to‘do with the affair. A drag
net* was Cast over the country in an
effort to nab Cody, the two Deanes
and the Hudson car, in which they
were supposed to be travelling.
However, the search proved of no
avail. f
Were In Ohio.
Friday night Osborne, Ohio, of
ficers wired to Gastonia stating that
they had one or two boys there on a
money larceny charge who claimed
Gastonia as their home. One of the
boys proved to be Crawford Deane
and Sheriff Hugh Lgan was notified.
Local officers, including Chief Ham
rick, had the idea that Cody and the
other Deane would be at the same
place and Ohio officers were wired to
hold the trio. As it was Dillard Deane
made his escape, but his brother
and Cody were arrested, the arrest
of Cody being made possible through
a description of him wired there by
local officers. The two Deanes, it is
said,, were going under the name of
Deane Crawford and Ralph Ken
Coming Without Requisition
A wire from Marshall W. A. Sehei
der, of the Ohio city, Saturday stated
thaat Deane and Cody were willing
to come without requisition papers,
and Sunday morning Deputy Mike II.
Austell and Claude Harrill, gang
superintendent, left for Ohio, to bring
back the two prisoners. The officers
are expected to get back here about
Tuesday or Wednesday, it is thought.
The younger Deane and Cody will
more than likely be given a hearing
upon their return and if there is suf
ficient evidence bound over to Su
perior court. Meanwhile a lookout
will be kept in Ohio for the other
Deane, who still has a sentence to
serve here.
(Lincoln Times)
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Howard of Tri
angle were visitors in the city yes
terday. This like many other per
sonal mentions while it would be of
interest to friends, wpuld not be an
unusual piece of news were it not for
the fact that Mrs. Howard was pay
ing her first visit to Lincoln county’s
She admitted yesterday to friends
hat she was 48 years of age and
inn- she had lived in the Triangle
section of the county all her life sha
nad never been to Lincolnton be
Mrs. Howard hefore her mturmgtj
was Miss Memle Pritr

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