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14

Y, JANUARY 5, 1961

NIGHT EDITOR: PHILIP SHERMAN

U.S.-SCuba Breach Seems
Diplonmatically Just ifijable

E UNITED STATES has finally taken the
big step and withdrawn diplomatic recog-
in from Cuba. We could have done this
ng time ago, had we wanted to, for the
on has taken a lot more on the chin from
ro than the ridiculous limitation of em-
y personnel. Given these past events, the
drawal looks like a pure power play.
he President's statement that "Our friend-
to the Cuban people is not affected"
ids a little like the Soviet claims that they
hostile only to this nation's capitalist
rnments and ruling classes, not the
rican PEOPLE.
also looks like a power play because it
es after several other Latin American
itries withdrew recognition, thereby logi-
y removing charges thet the imperialist
kees are treading on Cuba once again.
ever, despite the fact that such charges
e been logically obviated by a great many
s, the charges will be still made, and
.y with increasing shrillness.
[IS SHRILLNESS is the major reason why
withdrawal of recognition is a justifiable
Diplomatic relations between nations imply
ertain saneness of action, a feeling that
y can deal with each other, at times at
t, without sinking into public invective.
Easy Come...
iE ASSOCIATED PRESS quoted Minneso-
ta Football Coach Murray Warmath, talk-
about his team's preparation for the Rose
rl about a week and one-half before game
Our men still aren't bent as seriously for the
Le as we want them to be," the Gophers'
itor said. "They are still having fun ..."
brget those scholarships, boys?
-P. D. SHERMAN

The fact of diplomatic relations means that
one nation, by entering into them with another,
publicly affirms its views that the other nation
is capable of this reasonableness.
Cuba appears, for one reason or another,
to have lost this capacity. It would appear
that Prime Minister Castro is being conditioned
by his own propaganda; and this has led to the
present situation in which it is impossible
for the two nations to deal with each other.
This is unfortunate, because the two nations
obviously have a great many issues between
them to be dealt with. The withdrawal of
recognition signals that the United States has,
for the moment, despaired of any.hopes to
resolve the conflicts.
A .REALISTIC view, Castro is only harm-
ing himself and Cuba by alienating the
United States, a process which has thus far
culminated in the withdrawal of recognition.
The United States is often a bumbling inter-
national power, and it is not guided only by
altruism, but this does not mean that tbe
real grievances of Cuba cannot be ironed out
in an air of reasonable bargaining. Castro
has purposely ignored this, it would seem, in
an effort to cement his position in power.
But, as has been said, he is digging his own
grave. The American nations have shown a
great deal of restraint in dealing with the
Cuban leader-he has been given more than
his share of fair play.
ITHDRAWAL OF recognition is a power
play, but it is within the rules of the
international game. Fomenting of insurrection
in other nations, for instance, is not. The
United States is not spotless in this respect
and in others but in dealing with Cuba it has
so far appeared to have acted honestly, and
rightly.
Therefore, withdrawal of recognition is a
justified international act.
--PHILIP SHERMAN

By ALAN GUSKIN
Daily Guest Writer
13RESIDENT-elect Kennedy,
during the recent campaign,
championed the idea of a Peace
Corps to aid the developing coun-
tries of the world. This notion re-'
ceived immediate support from a
number of universities and colleges
throughout the country. It seemed
as if the students were ready for
just such a call. They had strongly
supported the sit-in movement,
they were indignant over the San
Francisco HUAC "riots", they saw
students throughout the world
fighting for their beliefs, they saw
nations governed by people who,
but a few years before, were stu-
dents-in short, they felt a need
to be heard, a need to participate
in the actions of their country.
They felt and knew that they,
could no longer be silent and apa-
thetic but must in some way act.
By participating in the Peace
Corps, the students felt they could
put their education to some worth-
while use. They heard that there
was a need for people with their
skills and their idealism to work
hand-in-hand with the people of
other countries, not merely on
good-will missions, but in an at-
tempt to develop the natural re-
sources of other countries, to
teach others how to read and
write, to teach them health mea-
sures, to teach others to teach,
and so on. They realized the ne-
cessity for proper training in the
language and culture of the coun-
tries into which they were going,.
and for rigorous selection proce-
dures.
The students saw that. they
would learn through the direct
relationship with people of other
nations, and that the United
States would also gain a new
purpose. They perceived that the
revitalization of the United States
would come through its youth and
they saw that a Peace Corps which
would send numerous people
abroad for a relative short time
would send them home with an
understanding of our country's
relation to the world, and with the
insight that this country's do-
mestic affairs as well as foreign
affairs affects the peoples of the
world.
They saw and still see this pro-
gram with great idealism, but they
likewise perceive many of the
problems that it will entail.
* * *
THESE WERE AND are the re-
actions and beliefs of a great
many students throughout the
country. What is the reaction of
the experts who have been, abroad
and who are now sending small
numbers of students abroad? For
an answer to this question, my
wife and I went to Washington
this past vacation. We attended
two conferences with the people
who have the greatest amount of
experience in this area; we spoke
to Dr. Maurice Albertson, Director
of the Colorado State Research
Foundation which has been given
the contract to study the Peace
Corps and make recommendations
to Congress; we talked at great

length with Kenneth Coffey, ad-
ministrative assistant to Repre-
sentative Henry Reuss, who-
brought up the original Point Four
Youth Corps study bill; we spoke
to Mark Roberts of Sen. Hum;
phrey's office, Carolyn Lattimer of
Representative James Roosevelt's
office; and spent over two hours
in an extremely interesting meet-
ing with Senator Phillip Hart of
Michigan. The following is a re-
port of our Washington trip.
* * *
THE TWO conferences dealt
with the same general areas.
Therefore, I will refer to the ideas
presented and not conferences at
which they were stated. Due to
the nature of the participants, a
great deal of the discussion cen-
tered around the organizations
which now send people abroad. It
was emphasized time and again
this was not a new idea, that it
was carried out by the Army in
the Phillipines at the end of the
second World War, and that there
are a great many voluntary or-
ganizations which are now send-
ing people abroad. Probably the
largest of these is the Internation-
al Voluntary Services which has
sent over 200 people abroad in the
last 7 years. It was stated that
there have been numerous re-
quests to IVS from foreign coun-
tries for more of their volunteers.
The question was asked about
the relationship of the voluntary
organizations to a Peace Corps,
and the conclusion, in general, was
.that they would be used for in-
formation concerning training and
selection, forgeneral procedures
and. the like, but that their
operations should continue and
serve to complement the Peace
Corps. It was also stated by the
directors of these organizations
that requests for overseas duty
have increased considerably and
that they, with their present fa-
cilities, cannot keep up with these
requests.
ANOTHER QUESTION which
was recu'rrent throughout both
meetings was the size of the Peace
Corps. Here estimates ranged from
less than 100 for the first few
yearp, to over 100,000 as fast as
possible. The former estimater
was afraid that the countries
could not absorb more than a
handful of people at a time and
questioned the responsibility and
maturity of the students. The
latter felt that to have any effect
on peace there was a need for a
huge corps as fast as possible and
that such a corps would operate
in large groups in a country, at-
tempting to wipe out starvation
and illiteracy as quickly as pos-
sible. This same person delivered
an eloquent plea that this would
not be an elite corps of students,
but that it should include youth
of all skills, especially unionists
whose skills would be crucial.
There was concensus on the need
for highly skilled leaders to super-
vise a small number of youth so
that their skills could be used
correctly and not wasted through
any rash or naive act. It was

stated that these supervisors could
very well be people who have been
abroad in one of the programs
mentioned above.
* * *
THE NEEDS .OF .the .so-called
developing countries were discuss-
ed. The International Cooperative
Administration referred to a con-
tract they had signed with a
country in Africa for 250 teachers
to be sent as soon as possible. In
general, though, one of the weak-
nesses of these meetings was the
lack of discussion of the needs
of other countries.
As usual in meetings of this
kind, the fear of immature and.
irresponsible youth was express-
ed. At one point I felt it was only
fair that I, as the only student
representative present, speak for
the students. I told' of the work.
of the Americans Committed to
World Responsibility on this cam-
pus, I referred them .to our Study
Group Report as evidence that
the students had decided to study
the needs of the developing areas
of the world and the issues of a
Peace Corps, I told of their ques-
tionning attitude, of their feeling
that a Peace Corps should have
strict requirements, that a Peace
Corps should eventually be put
under the United Nations. I fur-
ther mentioned that the students
here believed that a Peace Cbrps.
should not merely be "beautiful"
Americans who want to make,
America loved abroad but that
they felt that the Peace Corps had
a job to perform and when that
job was finished they were to
leave.
I also mentioned that the stu-
dents were highly concerned with
the training of the Peace Corps
members, and that they felt that
an understanding of the language
of the country to which they were
sent and of the culture of that
country, besides the necessary
skill, should be required. The stu-
dents, I stated, also conceived of
this program as one of about
three years in length, with the,
first 6 months to a year as train-
ing, both in the U.S. and in the
country to which they are sent.
I also made mention of the sym-
posium that we had Dec. 9 and
10 and emphasized the critical
thinking by both students and
faculty at the seminars.
* * *
MY PRESENTATION met with
great approval. Everybody iu the
room requested copies of the
Study Group Report and the pro-
gram of the symposium. When
the meeting recessed for lunch, my
wife and I were beseiged by nu-
merous people who wanted to talk
ti us. Notable among these was
Mrs. Chester Bowles. Among other
things, she talked about the in-
terest of her husband in the Peace
Corps and said that she would be
as influential as she could in pro-
moting such a program.
Another notion that was given
a great deal of consideration at
these meetings was that of selec-
tion and training. It was stated
that at the present time we could
not train more than 500 people

-TODAY AND TOMORROW
Making Haste Slowly
By WALTER LIPPMANN

a pear for the Peace Corps due
to the lack of facilities. The train-
ing, might be done, in part, during
the last year of undergraduate
training. After graduation, the
student should go through rigor-
ous full-time training. It was
stated that half of the training
should be done in the U.S. and
the other half should be on-the-
job training in the country so that
the corps member could become
adapted to the food and living
conditions of that country. This
could facilitate learning the lan-
guage and culture of the country.
It was also suggested that the
first three or six months could be
carried out in one of the depress-
ed areas of the U.S.
Selection procedures were dis-
cussed but the conclusions were
vague. As the present methods
of selection carried on by the
voluntary services tend to be in-
tuitive and extremely small in
scope, the implicit thought was
that there would have to be a
great deal of on the spot research
as well as rigorous training pro-
cedures.
* * *
AS ALWAYS, question of exemp-
tion from the draft was brought
up. Somebody mentioned the fact
that the students would push for
attaching this to the Peace Corps
legislation. This led to a great deal
of dispute. I stated that the gen-
eral feeling of the students at the
University of Michigan was that
they would like to be exempted,
but that they thought it was un-
wise to attach this to the bill due
to the great possibility that if it
were attached it would not pass
Congress. General Hershey, Direc-
tor of the Selective Service Sys-
tem, was in the andience and
nodded approval.
Those who had spoken to Gen.
Hershey said that he was very
much in favor of a Peace Corps
but that he felt it was unwise to
attach the draft to it. He stated
that all Peace Corps members
would be given a deferment similar
to that given a graduate student,
until they came back. It was also
pointed out that most people,
would be close to 25 wllen they
finished their three year tour of
duty and that nobody is drafted,
it was stated, beyond that age. A
further point was made that un-
der a similar process not one of
the 200 International Voluntary
Services members were drafted in
the 7 years of its operation.
The main purpose of the Peace
Corps was said to be doing the
job requested by the country.
From this would evolve the under-
standing by the Peace Corps mem-
ber of the problems and desires of
individuals from other countries
and the responsibility of every
man to every other man. It was
also mentioned that such a Peace
Corps manned mainly by Ameri-
cans could help change the image
of America abroad.
. * *
THESE WERE THE general con-
clusions of both conferences.
These conferences, I might add,
were two of a number of such
meetings held in Washington and
New York. These meetings repre-
sent only some of the activity
that the Peace Corps has caused
on Capitol Hill.
After speaking with Ken Coffey
of Rep. Reuss' office and Mark
Roberts of Senator Humphrey's
office it became obvious to me
that each of these people wanted
his office to present the bill to
Congress. Senator Humphrey had
presented a Peace Corps bill in
the last Congress and has plan-
ned to re-introduce his bill, with
some changes, in the present Con-
gress. Representative Reuss pre-
sented the Point Four Youth
Corps amendment to the Mutual
Security Bill and plans to present
a bill. for a Peace Corps to the
present Congress. The thought is
that the presentation of the bill
will come from both camps in

their respective houses sometime
after they receive a preliminary
report frorf 'Dr. Albertson. This
draft will probably be ready some-
time in February or March. Dr.
Albertson's final draft is due May
1, 1961. It is planned that the bill
will probably be in committee un-
til sometime in May or June, when
it will come up for a vote in both
houses.
* * *
THE GENERAL FEELING of
people on Capitol Hill is optimis-
tic. They feel that the bill on a;
Peace Corps will definitely get
through. The point, of course, is
how. According to Senator Hart,
most Congressmen are awaiting
word from the President-elect.
* * *
DR. ALBERTSON was likewise
enthusiastic. We spent over five
hours in conference with him
talking about the role of the stu-
dent in the Peace Corps legisla-
tion. He wanted to know what my
wife and I felt about the political
activity of the students in attempt-
ing to push suci a piece of legis-
lation through, the attitudes of
the students to the Peace Corps,
and the best way to let the stu-
dents throughout the United
States know about the activity in
Washington. We talked at great
length about the possibility of
having a National Conference of
Youth on the Peace Corps and the
idea of having a newsletter. He
agreed to both Out stated that he,

peace. He stated that it is his
wish to set up a Manhattan Pro-
ject for .Peace jst as there was
a Manhattan Project. to build
the Atomic bomb. His belief is
that if we concentrate our efforts
on social science research for
peace, we could make great strides
towards peace. I might add that
in a great many ways he agrees
with the views that I presented
for the students at the meetings
in Washington on the Peace
Corps.
6 * *
IN CONCLUSION, I would like
to state that the individuals pre-
sent at the conferences and the
others on the Hill that we spoke
to feel that a ;Peace Corps must
be set up. They, almost unani-
mously, feel that although the
youth may not be experts in many
of the areas needed for technical
assistance, they have the impor-
tant ability to relate to the youth
of other countries, and often their
ability to be unconcerned with dip-
lomatic policies and more con-
cerned with individuals .may very
well overcome their so-called lack
of experience. They emphasized
that the youth who go over will
have skills- which are necessary to
fulfill many of the programs
made by the experts. A great num-
ber have had a college education
and therefore will have skills as
teachers, at the primary and se-
condary levels, as technical as-
sistants in biology and chemistry
which will be vital for any agri-
cultural or public health pro-
gram. Some will be equipped as
nurses, engineers, agriculturalists,
Journalists, librarians, public
health specialists. Others will have
competence in areas, such as
chemistry, social work, economics,
medicine, natural resources, edu-
cation and the like.
There will also be a great num-
ber from trade unions who have.
skills which would be extremely
important.
* * *
AS I CONCLUDE, I cannot help
but think of the words of Dean
Harold Bentley, of the University
of Utah, at the conference, and
of Max Lerner in a recent column.
Dean Bentley stated that "young
people have dreams, old people
have visions-the Peace Corps is
my vision."
Max Lerner wrote:
A new era is opening, a new
wind rising, a new spirit is
abroad in the American land.
I have seen that spirit on
the faces of young people not
only in the campaign but on
university campuses and even
in the high schools. They
have once again the sense
that things are possible for
America and for the cause
of freedom, and in the cause
they want to be used as they
wanted. America's destiny is
in their hands as well as in
the shands of the new Presi-
dent We shall need their
brains and energy and com-
mitment. Let us start.
Let the students interested in
the Peace Corps start by showing
serious consideration of the prob-
lem. Let us all start by studying
the issues and the problems of
the Peace Corps.
AT THE SHUBERT:
4'Mattress,
Buoyant.
IF YOU ARE eager to retain the
happy mood of the holidays,
pay a visit to the Shubert Theatre
in Detroit.before Jan. 14. 'Until
theneardelightful bit of fun,
naughtily titled "Once Upon a
Mattress," will be playing.
Satire and Buster Keaton are
ings of a comic realmrin which
the old tale of "TheIrincess and

the Pea" is re-written-entirely
for laughs-and set to music.
* *, *
KEATON IS SILENT, struck
dumb by an ancient curse until
his only son, misnamed Dauntless,
marries. Since Keaton's jabber-
mouth queen is opposed to any
match for her "little boy," the
king must only pantomime
throughout the play.
, The king's misfortune is the
audience's gain. Keaton is a mas-
ter of the gesture and the lifted
eyebrow. Funniest sequence is his
embarassed discussion of the birds
and bees with his rather dense
son.
NOT ONLY THE king is ef-
fected by his son's lack of a prin-
cess, however, for a decree per-
mits no one else in the realm to
marry until Dauntless has found
a bride. Woe! for most of the
queen's ladies-in-waiting 'are in
an unfortunate condition for
single ladies.
Into this sad circumstance comes
Dody Goodman, of all people.
Those who've watched the Jack
Paar Show should put all pre-
┬░judice aside, she is charming.
* * *
MATCHING KEATON in the
ability to mimic and capture
scenes, she is a delight from her
entrance (she was so eager to
meet Dauntless, she swam the

ONE GOOD New Year's resolution is to rec-
ognize that both at home and abroad the
w Administration will need time to get or-
nized and to get set to deal with the great
sues.
As of now, the situation is quite unlike 1933
hen Roosevelt took office. There are grave
oblems which need to be solved and there
e agonizing issues which must be worked
rough. But there is no over-all national
nergency, like the closing of the banks in
33, and, despite the Congo and Laos and the
:e, there is no immediate crisis of peace and
ir.
Therefore the Kennedy administration does
t have to improvise and to proceed breath-
isly to do things. There is nothing in sight
hich calls for a period like Roosevelt's first
indred days. The Kennedy administration
,n act with deliberation, and for the problems
faces, more or less long range in character,
needs to deliberate carefully, to plan thor-
ghly, and then to act decisively.
'HE NEW Administration will need time, a
few months of time, even though the men
ready chosen have an extraordinary back-
ound of experience in public life. The Cabi-
t is sometimes described as a group of pro-
ssors. The truth is that they are a group of
blic servants, men who have made public
e a career. There is not one of them who
es not already know his way around Wash-
gton, and there are few among thema who do
t combine practical experience with a theor-
ical discipline in the subject with which they
il deal. They are, moreover, a highly sophis-
ated lot. Nevertheless, the task of policy
aking in this huge government is unsettled
d confused, and the new men under the
esident's active direction will have to work
.t their ways of working together.
At home, to take one example, the problem
the dollar will engage not only the White
use and the Treasury and the Federal Re-
rve. The central and critical issue in the bal-
ice of payments is the capacity of American
dustry to compete more effectively in world
arkets. This involves the prices administered
big business and the wages demanded by
e big unions. The new Administration will
Fditnrial Staff
THOMAS HAYDEN. Editor
NAN MARKEr JEAN SPENCER
City Editor Editorial Director

not inherit, and it will have to create, proce-
dures fo rexerting its power and influence in
such matters.
THERE ARE two reasons why in the next few
months, during the shake-down cruise so to
speak, the new Administratioun must not be
hurried into making major decisions in foreign
affairs. The first is that there are several agen-
cies concerned in advising the President, the
State Department, the Pentagon, the Atomic
Energy Commission, the Treasury, and the
Budget Bureau. They will have to learn afresh
what it is like to work with a President who
administers the government. They have be-
come used to a staff system under which, like
feudal lords, they make treaties with one an-
other. This diffuses and dilutes decision. For
decision is impossible unless the ultimate decid-
er listens to and participates in the critical
debates. A second reason for not hurrying into
the biggest decisions is that they will surely be
bad decisions if they have to be taken too soon.
There are a number of important foreign poli-
cies which come down to us from an era that
is passing, that of the post-war world. They
will have to be reviewed and reconsidered and
this will have to be candidly explained. It
will take time.
But if the new Administration is forced by
events to make decisions on Jan. 21 or even
on Feb. 21, it will unavoidably fall back upon
the old formulae. For these, however badly they
worked, are venerable and undisputed. Even
if the President and his advisors have re-
viewed the old policies themselves, they will
scarcely have had time to explain their deci-
sions to Congress, to the press, and to the
people.
OUR ALLIES, let us hope, will understand
that under the American political system a
change of Administration is not the same thing
as a change of government in a parliamentary
state. It is a much bigger and more radical
operation. For while we have a civil service
which keeps the government machinery run-
ning no matter who is in the White House, the
makers of policy extend down at least three or
four levels deep into the Administration. This
may be a good system or a bad one, but it is the
system we have, and the unavoidable delay in
coming to grips with the government issues is
involved in it.
It follows, and this applies most particularly
to Mr. Khrushchev, that the way to deal with
the Kennedy administration will be to recog-
nize the necessity of not hurrying it into action.
(c) 1960, New York herald Tribune, Inc.
Xw"

VOICES NO. 2:
New Quarterly Needs Talent Badly

"DRESSED UP IN aspiration
that doesn't fit," to borrow
from one of its poems, is an apt
description of Voices: though
editor Robert Bassil's program has
some potential, in theory, the 11.
terature he's been able to put
together is a pretty sad comment
on the Midwest "renaissance" he
hopes for.
It is, shortly, imitative, poorly
conceived, trite, and occasionally
gross.
"We aim," he says, "to be re-
gionally representative, with our
roots springing from earthy hu-
manism and classicism." Voices,
a riew literary quarterly published
in Saginaw, and in its second
issue, somewhat ironically appro-
priates the phoenix as its symbol.
REBELLING against the beat,
the existential, the secular, espe-
cially against thestandardization
of language, Voices has conflict-
ing aims: first a return to a sort
of nature or folk mysticism
("man's roots and life rest in
nature and in the country") and
second, a complexity in style and
form to match the complexity of
a "changing world."
A large part of Bassil's difficulty
lies in the newness of his maga-
zine, and the resultant fact that
he's attracted the wrong breed
of contributors. A literary ren-
aissance is hardly apt to begin
with a collection of bubbling
amateurs, and "inspiring" high
school English teachers.
VOICES' SEARCH for new and
significant forms and subject has
resulted in still another Prufrock
parody; this one by Herbert
Schapiro is worse than the rest.
Sample:
"Let us go, go, go then, you
and me,
When the night shapes up
like misery,"
Schapiro, the notes say, is dis-
tinguished by his "dry 18th cen-
tury wit and voluminous cloak
of ghotly sv ,,s.

dedicated to the affirmation of
nature and all that. The poems
are overwritten, dull, and indis-
criminately strewn with adjectives
that lend an air of the ludicrous
rather than the miraculous to the
birth and death of the bird. Ac-
tually, the whole things sounds
remarkably like "The Owl and the
Pussycat" story or a trip to the
zoo. Both poems are innocent of
effort. Their undue length belies
their amateurishness; Roche
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
General Notices
MIDYEAR GRADUATION
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clearly doesn't know how to use
his form and the rhyme is juvenile
and obvious.
In "grass," Roche wants to grow
with it. Nature certainly is being
affirmed, for "My mouth grows
green." In "A Rose," this 'sign-
post of neo-classicism" says, in
effect, that there is quite a con-
trast between a classical temple
and a gothic cathedral. This is
bad enough in text books, gro-
tesque in a poem.
His "Revelation in Blanes"
sounds like Tintern Abbey, if it
were written as a high school
English assignment, and affirms
the excellence of a shot of pan-
theism diluted with sentimental
verbosity.
* * *
GEORGE ARRICK'S "Three
Poems" are almost literal Cum-
mings rewrites and this speaks for
itself.
Alfred Ebelt's short unnamed
poem is not unsuccessful, and in-
congruously unpretentious in light
of the other selections. He man-
ages to keep it short and to the
point and his image is consistent
an coherent. I
But Patricia Hooper's "Love in
the Stadium" is possibly the most
gross thing imaginable. "We .,
waved our campus flags of love
beyond our madras plaids and
tweed desires."
Cora Duncan's 'The Strength of
Shirley Heatherby" deals with the
adjustment of misplaced values
and the pains of finally growing
up. Her narrative is uninteresting
and banal, and the plot conven-
tional,
* * *
MOST OF THESE so-called
writers are obsessed with the cult
of self, and with the necessity of
talking about it. They just aren't
regionally representative, or rep-
resentative of anything except the
inability to get beyond a rehash
of what was said twenty or more
years ago, and said effectively
enough then. They protest against
the IBM intelligence, yet their

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