The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 19, 1949, Image 1

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enalors Visit Rice
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Four student senators are in Houston today di,
plans with Rice Institiite representatives for a joint
body dance after the A&M-Rice foottatl game on N<
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I In the group are Charlieji! Kirl^ham, A&M’s
Senate president, Keith Alteup,4^^ ~ j—-—— m ^
Ted Copeland and Harry Rainey. ’
Grady Elms, assistant director of
student activities, accompanied the
stndents. The srroup, left A&M at
ndon today: .! 5
The student senators will meet
with various members of the Rice
Student Association of which Ben
Hammond is president.! They will
listen to the Rice proposals and
after looking over the situation
the student senators will return to
A&M. The proposed dance -will be
brought! before a meeting of th$
A&M Student Senate this fall.
; y. Cameron’s Letter
In ^ letter to Dean W. L. Pen-
bftrthy, JlfUgh S. Cameron, Rice
Dean of Men, said thht all 'large
dance areas in Houston are en
gaged forihat night. He suggested
that the dance be Ij^d on two
large basketball courts iin the Rice
fieldhouse. j
“We have received several es
timates for orchestras from Dick
Ballftw, Shep Fields! and Jimmy
Dorsey," Cameron wrote. None of
these are definite however.
Additional Dance Space
•Cameron went on td say that the
lounge 1 and examination room in
the basement of Fondren Library
could be. used in conjunction with
the basketball courts. Music for
these areas could be “piped’’ elec
trically to a snack bar ■ adjacent
-td the locations. 1 ■ T ,
,A bush-covered walk, connecting
the two places is about one eighth
of a mile long. Spreading the
dance in such a manner would
add somle variety to the situation,
Cameron said, i
Kirkhatn said "'that the group
vlould return tonight. I
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Enter Harvard
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Marion N. Williamson and
William N. Williamson, both
A&M graduates, will enter
Harvard University this fall
to do graduate work on their
Doctor’s degrees, j *
Both have been awarded fellow
ships from the General Education
Board which grants' men |of ad
vanced standing in their profes
sion ope year of study toward
Doctor’s degrees in their elected
Six ; A&M then are on the
staffs o fthree turkey 1 short
courses scheduled for widely
separated Texas points in Sep-
T, W.
»ultry h
ced today.
Thej! turkey short course? will be
held in Brownwood, Arlington, and
The staff consists of Wi. J.
Moore, associate poultry husband
man, J. C. Williams, ^assistant
poultry husbandman, F.| Z. Bean-
blossom, poultry marketing special
ist, F. M. Stockton, assistant poul
try mirketina specialist. Dr. W.
_ rove-
in Texas; apd! jTi A.
Street repairs begin on the campus. The corps
area streets are the first to be improved! in a
program scheduled for completion by the open-
mr.lof the Fall term. -: M • h ^
C. Banks, extension veterinarian,
all of; the ,Texas Extension Serv
ice; G! H. Draper, poul A ^
visor, [National Turkey
ment Flan in Texas; t
Hensailing, executive secretary of
the Texas^ Turkey Improvement
Associatioif. | 4 rNA
The first day’s program of the
short i courses has been designed
for anyone interested in learning
the latest practical information on
turkey production in Texas.
the! second day’s program will
be devoted to flock selectors and
pullorum tester?. Those desiring to
recfualify as flock selectors and
pulloram testers will! be required
to attend both days ami pass all
examinations, in accordance with
the National Turkey Improvement
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j S. A. Moore, poultry coordinator,
National Poultry Improvement
Plan, Washington, D. G.J! will be
on the program at Arlington,
Moore said.
ii ship/i.
The two are not related although
■ thejr names are very similar.; In
fact they didn’t even know epch
othfcr before they were notified
that they had been Awarded the
_ J Marlon will work toward a
Di in Farm Management. At pres
ent he is assistant professor and
farm management specialist for
the Experiment Station Depart-
‘ ment of Agricultural Economics
and Sociology.
William will work toward a Ph.
D. in Public Administration." He | is
If now diatrjct agent for the Extejn-
i sion Service in the Lubbock area.
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heylare the only two men from
area, to he granted fellow-
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Bull Loses 190 v
Pounds in 13 Mila
Fond Du Lac, Wis.—tffi—Joe
King left fdr mafket yesterday
with a; 1,600 pound bull but got
paid fty only 1,410 pounds. That’ll
teach Joe never again to walk a
bull to town. • 3
King lives iir the town of £m-
ire, 13 miles from the packing
ouse. Joe has a truck but de
cided he and the bull Would hoof
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“It was kind of cool," he said.
“And it seemed like a good idea
at the time.*’ j
Six hours and 15 minutes later
-Joe and the bull arrived at the
packing house.
The packing house paid King
$274.05. The bull lost 196 pound?
en route. That cost Joe about $30,
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to say nothing of the wear
tear om hilR disposition.
“I’ll fcatn,” said Joe.
\ East Texas—Generally fair this
afternoon, tonigfht /and Saturday.
Not much
Change in tem-!
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perature. Mod
erate southerly
winds on
the Pecos Vallej
mu?h change ,2
West Ti
Geherally/f a i r
this afternoon,
tonight and Sat-
except a
widely scat-
>wers from
"westward. Not lesson.'
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Hens at A&M
ffloulfry Farm
Kept Cool
How would you like to be in a
oom 30°—35° copier than the out-
idp temperature 1 That is the hape
jy fate of a group of hens at the
A&M poultry farm, Johh L. Skin
ner said today:
Skinner, a graduate of Universi-
tyjof Nebraska who is doing grad
uate work in poultry husbandry at
A&M, ha? refrigerated these hens
to test the effect of temperature
changes on the fertility of their
eggs. All ; factors are constant ex
cept the temperature.
Six heris remain in the box, six
other remain outside, and two oth
er groups' of six are alternated for
a week.iji and a week out of the
Some facts which are becoming
obvious, according to Skinner, are
that the hens which remain iii thei
box are laying fewer eggs and eat
ing less feed. The effects on fertil
ity will not be known for some
t me because of the time element
involved in hatching the eggs.
Profs Design Ag
Study Device
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A device which shows what
happens when it rains on
land under different types of
soil treatment has been de
signed by Jack Gray and Wal
lace Hawkins, assistant pro
fessors of agricultural educa
Cadet Colonel Louis A. Eubank
iwil command the Cavalry-En-
gii leering Regiment next year.
Ei bank is a geological engineer-
im: major from Dallas.
By simulating rain oh soil
der different types j of cultural
practices^ the device makes it pos
sible to study visually such princi
ples as water infilteraition rates,
water run-off, and splash "erosion.
Gray and Hawkins saidij "j ■
as h visual aid for
soil erosion principles, it
much interest from
men interested in soil erosion pro
blems, they added.
The de
agricultural education reading
room located in the Agricultural
Engineering Building.
ice is on' display in the
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perator of al drug store,
is letter today:
Some time ago I took some
thing from your store. I’m sending
you the money to pay for It. Please
forgive m*. A boy who teamed a
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VA Taking Old
Pension Claims
Washington, Aug. .18—(TP)—The
Veterans Administration said to
day it- is accepting retroactive pen
sion and other claims from persons
Whb were unable to file, war-time
applications because of enemy ac-
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The claims are from veterans
&n<j[ dependents of deceased vete-
raiis who became eligible for pen-
sioh compensation benefits after
jth<! outbreak of World War n.
new law—Public Law 195 of
jthd 81st Congress—authorizes re
troactive awards to qualified recil-
[pieints who were unable to apply
at i the time, or within previous
time limits, because of internment
or other preventive action by ap
enemy country. ‘
Visual Aids Projection Gets
Improvement by A&M Profs.
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An improvement in method of projection of visual aids
such as slides and motion pictures has recently been develop
ed here by two professors in the course of their industrial
D. W. Fleming, associate professor, Mechanical Engine
ering Department and Bob M. Gal-’
laway, assistant professor, Civil ’
Engineering Department, have de
veloped stationary and portable
models of a screen which permits
daylight showing of motion pic
tures and slides. By use of the
screen the projector is used ih
front of the audience.
The pictures projected are re
flected by means of one or more
mirrors to the screen which stands
alongside the projector.
“The significant.i advantage in
Use of this screen,” Callaway
said, “is that persons can be in
structed in the classroom, the shop
or in public under the conditions
of the moment.^ There is no need
for darkened auditoriums and dis
rupting movement of persons from
one area pf a building to another.
“Also important is the fact that
with the use of the screen the
lecturer can himself operate the
projector from his usual position
in front of the audience,” Galla-i
way said.
Visual aids are an important
instructional media of schools,
civic groqps, industries, institu
tions and governmental agencies
in presentation of educational in
formation, Callaway points out.
Complete details of the screen
are given in a research report en
titled, “Daylight Movies for Shop
Classrooms,” available at the Tex
as Engineering Experiment Sta
tion. il’/.
Local 0RC Men
At Camp Hood
Three College Station men
are in training at Camp Hood
for two weeks with the Or
ganized Reserve Corps 22nd
Armored Division.
They are 1st Lt. James M. Har
ris, Lt. Col. Sidney L. Loveless,
and Lt. Col. Lucian M. Morgan.
They started training August 8
and will continue through August
The training of < the Reservists
is under the supervision of the
2nd Armored division, commanded
by Maj. Gen. A. C. Smith.
During their stay at Camp
Hood, the Reservists are under
going a training program that
includes everything from tanks to
carbines, and from close prder
[drill to classroom work. They will
receive regular pay, plus traveling
allowances, for the two weeks. |
The 22nd Armored, never act
ivated during World War II, wai
[established as a Reserve division
early in 1947. - 1 ' ’ |
While a majority of the camp
training is being handled by 22n0.
division instructors, units of the
•famed “Hell on Wheels” 2nd Amii
ored are providing demonstration^
for the benefit of the Reservists,
Ready for the Finish
Battalion European (
A&M Architects 9 Tour On
Last Lap; In London Now
LONDON, Aug. 14.—(Spl) —
A&M’s first post-war European
stpdy tour ts on its final lap now..
Friday, August 19, we will
board a ship for the trip home.
[n the last 10 days we have
torched fiVe countries, Switzer
land, Belgium, Holh.nd and Eng
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Our trip across the English
Channel deserves mention because
the variety of experiences.
The 16-man group split up iA
Paris. j j ; •; V: \ K
Bill Bilsing of College Station
took off alone to visit relatives iin
Germany.;'Two of ti e men stayed
in Paris—one Waiting for money
fram home and the other being
doctored for a caie of trench-
Then Don Jarvis and Mermen
Ji .ccard bought bicycles in Brus
sels and took off fo : Calais. The
remainder of the |Toup stopped
one night!in Antwerp and two in
Amsterdam:. % ■
I came across the Channel with
silx others in the daytime—night
passage being filled. It was a
rather rough day for five of the
seven hours. At least 75 percent
o the entire ship hit the rail at
ope time or another, y , I
I know that I was green
;wice, but stood in the spray
o soothe my stomach. Not
me of air group got sick. But
t was a different case with the
night pajiy.
Russ Lown of S&h Antonio was
bunked in the very prow of the
ship, with ah • odorous cargo of
onions below him. So he and Pro-
fessor Joe Meador were the only
ones to drop their cookies.
We have now seen enough of
Europe to begin comparing the
/countries. Switzerland is probably
the best of them all. It is clean,
industrious, modern and not too
expensive, ilf! 1' - '
Also, it is an ideal honeymoon
spot with plenty of scenery, good
food and excellent hotels.
Haris is without doubt the
most enchanting city we have
seen. It has everything—good
food, transportation,, climate,
women, and .fair hotels, plus
many other things to do and
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Venice,; I was amazed to see,
has not been ruined by the tour
ists and is enjoyable for four days
or so. The canals were much
cleaner than !(had expected, and
the city Was Very interesting.
Holland had one very nice town,
Helversum, - Which would have
been a credit to the U. S. You
would have thought it was a new
addition to one of our larger cities
had it not been for the high-pitch
ed roofs [Of the houses.
r- Belgium is undoubtedly the
most expensive country in Europe.
Our meals cost around $1.50; and
everything was j correspom
But we had a way of
the high cost of living here
would like fad explain to pros
In Swi
European visitors,
witzerland we wer
were able
to buy Belgium francs at a 20?
per cent saving; British pounds,
sold at $2.70 instead of $4.08 here;!
guilders could be purchased for
four to the dollar instead of the;
standard 2.87 per dollar exchange
In Holland.
Swiss francs are the most sta->
ble of all European currency, and
Switzerland has an exdess balance
of trjade with all other countries
and operates a free market on ex:
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In addition, the tourist can casl
American Express Travele:
Checks and get a bonus of $7 pe:
100 over the exchange for dollars!
Thus he can cash $200 worth of
checks into Swiss francs, buy dol
lars, and come out with $214! But
we got a bigger saving by stock
ing up on other currency in ex
change for Swiss francs.
So I save the difference be-j
tween $4.08 and $2.70 for every
pound I spend in England.
Several members of the grou]
have gone to Buckingham Palao
to see King George VI leave foi
church, and to see the
of the guard there. We
or less on our own to see Londoi
as we please.
Jack Crook of College Station
is leaving tomorrow for Ireland
to visit some relatives, and sever
al of us are contemplating | a trip
to Scotland soon.
In spite of the experiences of
this trip, most of us will be ready.
tAiffn hnrlf v T.ikp thp Ktn-
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Department staff is return
ing to normal strength as the
members return to the cam
pus after trips to widely scat
tered points.
Duncan H. Reid, professor, and
James R. Grubbs, poultry super
visor, made the longest trip. They
visited poultry facilities in Ark
ansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
They attended the International
Poultry Improvement Association
Baby Chick Asociation convention
in St. Louis and the Poultry Sci
ence Assocation convention in
Guelph, Ontario, Before returning
to the campus, Reid visited for a
week with his son in Paris,
and Grubbs attended the
convention in Dallas.
Professor E. D. Parnell made a
combination business and pleasure
trip with his family. He attended
the Poultry Science Association
Convention in Guelph. After
leaving Guelph, he and his fhmljy
visited at Nlgara Falls and began
their return WP through New
York City and Washington, D. ,C.
Parnell visited the Universities
of Indiana, Maryland, and Tenn
essee while on his trip. | H J\,
F. Z. Beanblossom, poultry,
marketing specialist, attended the
Poultry Science Association con
vention in Guelph. He also visited
other poultry facilities. Ho and Dr.
Briles made the return j trip to
gether stopping off at Oklahoma
A&M College. Beanblossom at
tended a committee meeting of the
“Chicken of ( Tomorrow” contest,
and the Texas Poultry Improve
ment Association Convention in
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Dr. W. E. Briles, professor, also
attended the Poultry Science Asso
ciation in Guelph. Shortly after
returning to the campus, he left
on a three-week vacation trip to
[W. J. Moore, and B. B. Bailey,
poultry supervisor, attended the
International Baby Chick Associa
tion convention in St. Louis. Other
members of the poultry staff who
attended the Texas Poultry Im
provement Association convention
in Dallas were W. J. Moore, and
George H. Draper, poultry super
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Railroads Change
To Diesel Power
Ennis> Tex., Aug 17—(-^—Two
more passenger trains on the Dal-
las-Houston run of the Texas and
New Orleans. Railroads went to
deisel power yesterday. -
The Night Owl from Houston
and the Day Hustler from Dallas
used the new locomotives. Deisels
already are in use on the After
noon Sunbeam from Houston and
the Night Owl from Dallas. They
are to be installed soon on the last
two Dallasr-Houston trains, the
Day Hustler from Houston and
the Afternoon Sunbeam from Dal
Assignments of corpsijuni
cording to Lt.
This years
Col. F. SYVaden o
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ts in
ries have been made for t^e coming Fall semester, ac-
thd Military Science
ts to their; respective dormi-
Walter W. Zimi
eum eirgineerin
McAllen, has beqn appointed
ecutive Officer ] of. the C
Corps with the ^ank of Colo;
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Comedy Will Be
Given in Guio|
W i 11 i a m Shakespeare’s,
! ( The Taming of the Shrew’’
will be presented at Guion
Hall December 15 by the Nat
ional (Classic Theatre of New
York, C. G. m
the Gadet f Corps is expec
to be [greater than that of;
year as is ievidenceij by the
corporation of dorms 1 and,
whfch jwere formerly used for Vet
eran sjtudentp^ into the corps area. <
assignments are: Dorm 1,
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loor, ; “B’’
second floor, “A” ‘'
portatiOn Cqrps; third and
floors, Senipr Company.
Dorm 2, fjrst-floor, meld in res- I
“A” Cavalry;
vajry; fourth !
of '.stjudent Activities, fjan-
hitej manager
ourtedd yesterday.
Whitj sai^l that the v najtural
Style of playing Shakespeare/ de-
velope'd under [the direction: of 1
Glare Tree Major, founder of./ the
Classic -Theatre^ will bring: its
listeneis exciting stage enteftain-
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“Few stage [plays have ; everlJiT 8 *
equalled this Shakespearean mas- 0 y ’
jterpieci for sustained hilarity,” he
noted. Prom the first scene w/here
Petrucrio undertakes to woo i and
wed the sharp-tongued virago,!, one riotious situation
follows swiftly upon the he^ljs pf
White commented that Shake
speare’s genius for gathering to-/
jgether all the threads of a comp
licated plot in one climax hring*
the curtain djowii on a .happy
Katherine paying homage tp mas
culine superiority. ; , !j] ;
or, Corps
Staff; second floor, “Bl” Veterans;
thin floor; “A" Veterans; fourth
floor, “D” Veterans.
/ho are going to be
'liyinjg jh the Cadet Corps may se
cure thein room assignments an
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-,
gust 23 through 26.
Ipl ojrder that studflhts may
move . into ; their new rooms, the
dormitories' which are now closed
Vwkvrtiinnnd registration/day,
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Friday, August 19—Square danc
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Saturday, August 20—Dance with
Aggie Compo. ,
Sunday, August 21—Skating.;
to go back Friday. Like the stu
dents on the campus, we will be
the summer session to
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2, fjrslt-floor, (
erye)j; second floor,
third floor,; “C’\ Cava]
floors “B” Cavalry,.
Dorm 3, first floor, ‘‘‘B’’ Quar
termaster; ; second ;loor, “A”
Quartermaster; third floor,, “A”
Chemical Corps; fourth floor, “A”
Ojrdinance. i / •_ ! I:
Dorm 4,! first floor. “I” Air
Force;', second flodr, “H” Air
Force; Uhinf floor, “3" Engineers;
fourth floor^ “A" Engineers.
Dortnl 5, first and second' floors,
“A” Army Security Agency, third
floor, “E” field Ariilfery; fourth
floor “As" Supply Gofps.
Dorm >6, ! first floor, “G" Air
Force; sccpnd floor, “E” Air'
Force; third floor, “D” Air Force;
“F" A|r Force.
Dorm 7] jfirid floor, “A" Field
Artillery; isecond floor, “D" Field
Artillery; third floor, “C” .Field
Artillery; fbujrth floor, “3"
Artillery Cjjm^s; second floor, “A”
Artillery. ■!; j -Ii it -T fj
Dorm 8: 'fjirst floor, “G" Air
Force; second floor, “A” Air
Fom‘; thir 1 floor, “8" Air Force;-
fourth floor, I “E" Veterun|s.
Dorm 9, [fiyst floor, “B" Coast-
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Coast Artilje
“E" Infantr;
Infantry. ; | . ' j I;'--’[I'
Dorm 10; first floor, (held In
reserve); second floor, "A"|lInfan-.
try; third floor, f‘B“ Infatnry;
fourth floor, “C" Irtfantry. -.|K
Dorm 11, first and second floorn.
Maroon Band; third and fourth-
.floors, White Band.
Ddrm 15, first
Corps; third floor,
fourth floor;"
will b^No;
August 27
Cafes Closed
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Licenses for two North
Sate eating establishments
vere revoked Wednesday* ac-
:ording to J. C. Jones artd
E. Winder, Brazos County
ealth ihspettors. [, [‘ •f-
The A&M Grill .had its Ucejnso
[revoked because of tho low,a lat- j
ing, Winder said.
In the, case of the Creamlind,
in addition to other items, tiey.
•were vio nting state, laws and rity
prdinanccls requiring bacteric dal
treatmen Ipf eating and cooidug
utensils, Winder said, adding that .
charges had been filed in City 1
Court agkteat Creamland for; serv
ing hamburgers made from spoiled
meat. % ,
The cusp agafmt Creamland is
being heMiin the City Cbuilt foday.
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Ag Exhibits Now
Being[ Displayed
There at/e several interesting Xf-
:ultural exhibits on display Iin
e lobby pf the Agricultural Edu-
ihc lobbj
cation „ Department, W. W, Mc-
Ilroy i assistant professor of
departmw, announced today.
"Disposing of Crop Residues”,
“Overstpcliting of Ranges”, “Use
of’ Trashy Tillage”, and 'What
Happen? When It Rains" are only
a few of {the. exhibits oh display.
tlon dc
public McRroy added.
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Szigeti, rated by over
thrjse violinists, will appear as
the 1949-50 season.
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suL moss researchI club,
p.m., Friday, August 19, YHCA
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General meeting. Fall
be discussed, including
* dues. J
i.m., Satorday,. August
larium, YMCA. Couples
60 cent charge per
and refreshment*.
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