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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY. JULY 24, 1947

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Fifty-Seventh Year

I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
Barmecide Feast

BILL MAULDIN

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versity of Michigan under the authority of the
Board in Control of Student Publications,
Editorial Staff
Managing Editors ... John Campbell, Clyde Recht
Associate Editor .............. Eunice Mintz
Sports Editor ................. Archie Parsons
Business Staff
leneral Manager.................Edwin Schneider
Advertising Manager .,....... William Rohrbach
Circulation Manager.................Melvin Tick
Telephone 23-24-1

By SAMUEL GRAFTON
IF WE DO NOT go through with the Mar-
shall Plan, we shall have invited 16 na-
tions to sit down in Paris to a Barmecide
feast. We shall have smilingly lifted the
covers from empty tureens and forced the
guests to praise non-existent soup. We shall
have made every prime minister who at-
tended seem slightly ridiculous to his own
people and every one who came is, in some
measure, a friend of ours. We shall have
perpetrated one of the greatest gaffes in
diplomacy, so that in the future the term
"Marshall Plan" may come to mean any
unreal offer, long after the historical ori-
gin of the words is forgotten. We shall have
set out to rebuild the world, and ended by
adding a phrase to the language.
Since the danger is so great, one wonders
why hot waves of indignation do not beat
about the heads of Americans who in any
way decry the Marshall Plan. Why don't
selected Congressmen go into spinning fits
of anger against those who cast doubt on
the Marshall Plan, as they did against Hen-
ry Wallace when, in April, he fought the
Truman Doctrine?
Senator Taft has expressed some doubts
about sending more exports to Europe,
which are clearly called for by the Mar-
shall Plan. General Robert E. Wood, of
Sears Roebuck, has opposed major aid
to Europe, which is the heart of the Mar-
shall idea. And how quiet everybody is!
Yet when Henry Wallace opposed the Tru-
man Doctrine in April (and it was not law
then, merely Presidential say-so, like the
Marshall Plan today) he was called "a men-
dacious idiot" on the floor of Congress. It
was said that "no living American has done
a greater disservice to his country." It was
suggested that he be jailed for "dealing with
foreign governments." He was said to have
cleared his speeches with Stalin. Repre-
sentative newspapers were editoriallly
"shocked" and "indignant," and "repudia-
tions" of Wallace went from hand to hand
in Washington like a fast ball around the.
infield.

Can we, from all this, deduce the interest-
ing principle that it is socially acceptable
to be against the Marshall Plan, while it was
social suicide to be against the 'rrunian
Doctrine?
It will be said that Wallace's operations
were infuriating because he conducted
them in Europe. But that point will ap-
peal mostly to those who still harbor a
touch of isolation, because the cables are
working, and radio ditto, and sneers at the
Marshall Plan cross the ocean quickly,
Where you say it isn't very important in
the age of communication.
The thing is that if you opposed the Tru-
man Doctrine, for military aid to Greece
and Turkey, your dinner companions would
hitch their chairs away, and smell their
hands where they had touched you, while
ifyou oppose the Marshall Plan for recon-
struction of all Europe, you are still, ap-
parently, one of the boys, and can properly
be asked to have a little more of the old
brandy and another cigar.
It would seem, then, as if we have a
great deal of educational work to do
among ourselves. The widest agreement
on how to defend ourselves against Rus-
sia seems to be evoked by dangerous
gimicks, risky, but comparatively inex-
pensive, like those involving military aid;
and these are defended with an angry,
nervous vigor which indicates, perhaps, a
certain insecurity on the part of their
defenders. Then come proposals in the
middle ground, but still gimmicks, like
those for reviving German industry.
But on the biggest proposals of all, such
as those for reconstructing Europe, we are
least ready to commit ourselves. It is on
these proposals, costly but solid, that we
forget, suddenly, that we have to show
Europe, and Russia, too, that we are unified.
It is not the least valid feature of the Mar-
shall Plan (as I seem to remember having
said before) that, though it promises a great
victory, it requires, first, that we win a vic-
tory over ourselves.
(Copyright 1947, New York Post Corporation)

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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by menbers of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: MALCOLM WRIGHT
Mockery
THE HOUSE of Representatives went
through the legislative mockery a few
days ago of passing an anti-poll tax bill.
The bill will not reach the floor of the
Senate. If it did, it would be killed anyway
by filibuster.
The House has passed similar bills to out-
law the poll tax before. It was opposed
this time again by Representative Rankin,
the vociferous minority from Mississippi
where the poll tax is still a means of deny-
ing Negroes the ballot. Mr. Rankin had
no new arguments, just the same old ones,
including the cry that the federal govern-
ment can't abolish the tax As a require-
ment for voting in individual states.
A New York Times editorial tells us that
. some day the Senate will have to back
the House up in anti-poll-tax legislation."
It says the House action is "at least a mor-
al victory."
To which we can only ask: When? Why?
-Eunice Mintz
IT SA
HAPPENS .".
o We're Back Again
(EDITOR'S NOTE: We haven't received any
letters of protest since we stopped running
this column in the spring, but we still think
its terrific. Contributions are by members
of The Daily staff and are the responsibility
of the senior editors.)
There's a Limit
WE WON'T VOUCH for the accuracy of
this story, but it comes from one of
those "usually reliable" sources.
It seems there was an unusual amount
of cheating going on in a certain class in
the education school, especially by athletes
trying to make up for lost time.
Several graduate students, worried by
the "average-raisers" but also concerned
with the welfare of the athletic teams, took
the disciplinary problem into their own
hands one day. Barring the professor from
the room for a few minutes, they laid down
the law: "You can cheat for C's, but not for
A's or B's."
Temper, Temper.. .
FROM A BOOK CLUB advertisement
which appeared in the New Yorker, July
19:
"Of the high quality of paper which we
use, the supply is so limited as to force us
to gnash our teeth in fury."
No weeping or wailing?
* *.*
Bluebook Suds « . .
A FRIEND OF OURS got back his sociolo-
gy midsemester the other day with a "5"
on it. He passed a melancholy evening at
a local tavern "crying in it."

The next .day he learned that the "5"
stood for "fifth in the class."
Which proves you can have your beer
and drink it too.
S O HARVEY JONES IS going to get his
Cadillac after all. He held the winning
+trat in a mffl neut nn by the Kiwanis

"I'll have to ask you not to smoke in bed, Mr. Hennessy."

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

MATTER OF FACT:
Bad A ugr es

By JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSOP
THE CONGESSIONAL SESSION is clos-
ing with bad auguries for the future.
All Secretary Marshall's immense prestige
had to be employed, like a majestic trip
hammer, to drive into thehead of Repre-
sentative John Taber the urgency of
Greece's need for aid. Representative
Clarence Brown and others of the extreme
right have simultaneously unveiled a sordid
little scheme to mix tax politics and for-
eign policy. And Secretary Marshall had
hardly left the Capitol before members of
Congress were hopefully hinting that Mar-
shall had exaggerated his grave warnings
to Taber, presumably in order to paint a pic-
ture clear enough even for the myopic eyes
of the great economizer.
The contrast between these evidences of
fatty complacency on Capitol Hill and the
true state of affairs abroad is what, makes
Washington an uncomfortable place now-
adays. While large numbers of members
of Congress visibly hanker to return to their
native squalor of court-house gang politics,
the Soviet Union has now embarked on
completely open political and economic war-
fare, and on a world scale. The Greek cri-
sis is only one aspect of this much broader
situation, of which the novel feature is the
absolute lack of concealment of Soviet pur-
poses.
Furthermore, the grand target of the
Soviet attack is the United States, the
land of the Browns and the home of the
Tabers. This country's vital interest in
the distant Greek crisis may at first seem
difficult to grasp, but the reports from
abroad of the Soviet methods of dealing
with the Marshall plan should be suffi-
cient to make Soviet purposes completely
clear to all.
The Soviet press, the Communist press
in Europe, and the Soviet diplomats seek-
ing to dissuade other nations from partici-
pation in the Paris meeting on the Marshall
plan, have all frankly dealt with this coun-
try as the rival that must be pulled down.
Three main points have been made.
First, in flowing tribute to the influence
of the Browns and Tabers, they have warned
all those interested in Secretary Marshall's
offer that our Congress will never provide
funds for European reconstruction. The
niggardliness of Congress with foreign aid
and its extreme conservatism, are both be-
ing used as bogies to convince Europe that
the Marshall plan will fail. Far better, say
the Soviet Union's representatives and
journalistic voices, to stick with the Soviets,
who need western Europe's manufactured
goods and can pay in food and raw mater-
ials.
Second, they have also said that if the
Marshall plan works at all, it will become
an engine of American economic imperial-
ism in Europe.
And third, they have hinted with amaz-
ing frankness, in more than one Euro-
pean capitol, that America may be mili-
tarily strong today, but that in ten years
Soviet research will have mastered all
the new weapons. At that time, it is
suzzsted. non-anneratirs will have dire

zone of Europe and elsewhere. One such
was the last-minute promise to the British
trade-negotiators, personally dictated by
Stalin, to supply Britain with a million tons
of wheat in exchange for manufacured goods
next year. Without this, the anti-American,
pro-Soviet element of the British left would
have had to shut up shop for good. Almost
more significant were the earlier promises
to deliver 40,000 tons of grain to Finland
and 80,000 to relieve the dreadful starva-
tion of Romania. These deliveries are to
be immediate, despite the low level of ra-
tions in Russia.
And besides making concessions, the So-
viets have also been forced to move into
new and much more aggressive positions.
This is the true meaning of the extraordin-
ary Czechoslovak episode. The Commu-
nists now control the Czech government
as the largest parliamentary party, but they
have been losing ground for months with
the electorate. The average Czech wishes
to maintain relations with the West. Thus
even the Communists in the cabinet of
Premier Klement Gottwald at first did not
object to sending an observer to the Paris
meeting.
Then Gottwald was summoned to the
Kremlin, and told off with ruthless bru-
tality, probably at the very moment while
his hapl'ess foreign minister, the non-
Communist Jan Masaryk, was informing
an American journalist by telephone from
Moscow that a Czech would still go to
Paris. Gottwald relayed the orders to
Prague by telephone, and the cabinet
bowed before the necessity of a command
from on high. But throughout Czecho-
slovakia as a whole, according to reliable
dispatches, this evidence of absolute sub-
servience has left a feeling of bitterness
and humiliation unparalleled since the
tragic time of Munich,
This can have only one meaning. If the
Communists are to retain control of the gov-
ernment at the elections next year, they
must use in Czechoslovakia the same tactics
that put Hungary in their hands. An open
attack on the relatively free Czech gov-
ernment will be aggression with a veng-
ance. But these are developments which
must be expected, when all out political
and economic warfare is being waged. In
the long run, they will only be serious if
complacency and ignorance prevent recog-
nition of the political and economic war-
fare, and abort the obviously necessary
counter-measures.
(Copyright, 1947, New York Herald Tribune)
REPRESENTATIVES of sixteen Western
E aare meeting in Paris
in an attempt to solve their economic prob-
lems by following the Marshall plan. The
door has been left open, in case any ex-
clusive Easterners change their minds and
decide to join the group.
-The New Yorker

Publication in The Daily Officiai
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213 Angell
Hail, by 3:00 p.m. on the day pre-
ceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
uirdays).
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 194'
VOL. LVII, No. 21S
Nonces
Veterans receiving government
educational benefits and who are
enrolled for either the 512 or 6
weeks Summer Session are re-
minded that their absence reports
are due by July 28th and maybe
deposited at any one of the sta-
tions designated on the reverse
side of the absence report card or
may be mailed to the Veterans
Service Bureau, Rackham Build-
ing.
Veterans are further reminded
that the filing of an absence re-
port is a University regulation and
must be complied with.
Robert S. Waldrop, Director
Veterans Service Bureau
Doctoral Examination for
George Greisen Mallinson, Educa-
tion; thesis: "Materials of Con-
sumer Science for the Junior High
School," Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
in the East Council Room, Rack-
ham. Chairman, F. D. Curtis.
Ralph A. Sawyer
Doctoral Examination for
George William Gens, Psychology:
thesis: "Correlation of Neurolo-
gical Findings, Psychological An-
alyses, and Speech Disorders
Among Institutionalized Epilep-
tics," Thursday, July 24, at 3:00
pam. in the Botany Seminar Room,
Natural Science Building. Chair-
man, J. Shephard.
Ralph A. Sawyer
A T THE START of 1947 rela-
tions between the Democratic
President and the new Republi-
can Congress were relatively cor-
dial. Once a week Congression-
al leaders of both parties confer-
red with Mr. Truman at the
White House. But toward the end
of April, as the GOP legislative
program took shape, relations
cooled. Now the Congress chief-
tains visit No. 1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue only on special invitation
-three'times in the past two and
a half months.
The reason for the cooling of
relations has been a series of
sharp disagreements between the
White House and Capitol Hill. On
three major Congressional mea-
ures (the slashed Treasury ap-
propriation, the outlawing of por-
tal-to-portal pay suits and the
extension of rent control), the
President has placed his approval
reluctantly and with strongly
worded protest.
On three other important mea-
sures (for wool import restric-
tions, income tax cuts, and the
subsequently enacted Taft-Hart-
ley labor curbs), the President has
placed his veto, with even strong-
er objections. (Altogether Mr.
Truman has vetoed seven meas-
ures of the Eightieth Congress; in
the Seventy-ninth he rejected sev-
enty-four bills.)
-The New York Times

Psychology 165s will meet until
further notice on Monday in
Room 1035 A.H. on Tuesday in
1025 A.H. on Wednesday 2013 A.H.
and Thursday in 1025 A H. Phy-
chology 109 will meet until fur-
ther notice in Room 1025 A.H.
Visitor's Night will be held at
the Angell Hall Observatory Fri-
day, July 25 beginning at 8:30
p.m. The Moon and Jupiter will
be shown. If the evening is
cloudy or nearly cloudy the Ob-
servatory will not be open. Child-
ren must be accompanied by
adults.
Women students attending the
Starlight Ball have 1:30 permis-
sion. Calling hours have not been
extended.
Office of the Dean of Women
General Placement:
Attention, Civil Engineers: The
Design Service Company of Cleve-
land, Ohio will interview at the
Bureau on Thursday, July 31st.
Call extension 371 for appoint-
ments.
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.
Teacher Placement:
Lingnan University in China
desires to engage two teachers.
One teacher for the Department
of English; and one teacher for
an elementary school maintained
on the campus of the University
for children of the American fac-
ulty and of other foreign resi-
dents of the city. Contact the
Bureau of Appointments for fur-
them information.
The American College for Girls
in Istanbul has a vacancy for a
woman instructor in Physical Ed-
ucation. The position carries a
three-year contract with board,
room, laundry and round-trip
travel provided by the College.
Further information may be ob-
tained at the.Bureau of Appoint-
ments.
Civil Service:
The U.S. Civil Service Commis-
sion announces federal examina-
tions for Accountant and Auditor,
Grades CAF-7 to CAF-12, posi-
tions are in Washington, D.C. and
in nearby Virginia and Maryland;
Engineer, Grades P-2 to P-8, po-
sitions located in Dayton and Wil-
mington, Ohio, with the Army Air
Forces, War Department.
State of Michigan Civil Serv-
ice Commission announces exam-
ination for Industrial Part-Time
Education Supervisor IV; Right
of Way Assistant, II & III; and
Conservation Representative. Con-
tact the Bureau of Appointments
for further information.
General Placement:
A representative from the Girl
Scouts' Chicago Office will be at
the Bureau of Appointments on
Tuesday, July 29, to intervieW
women for openings in their Field
Department. Requirements in-
clude a degree and some experi-
ence in Education, Sociology, Per-
sonnel, or Group Work. Twenty-
three years is the minimum age
acceptable. Call extention 371 for
appointment.
Davidson's Brothers, Inc. Detroit,
will have a representative at our
office on Tuesday, July 29, to in-
terview men and women interest-
ed in executive training for de-
partment store work. Call exten-
sion 371 for appointment.
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.

La p'tite causette meets every,
Tuesday and Wednesday at 3:30
in the Grill Room of the Michigan'
League and at 4:00 on Thursdays
at the Internationl Center. All
students interested in informal;
French conversation are cordially
invited to join the group.
The French Club will hold its
fifth meeting on Thursday July
24, at 8 p.m. in the second floor
Terrace Room of the Michigan
Union. Professor Paul M. Spur-
lin, of the Romance Language De-
partment, will speak informally
on: "Une collection de bonnes
gaffes en francais." Group sing-
ing, games, refreshments. All stu-
dents interested are cordially in-.
vited.
The date and time for the
French Club picnic will be chos-
en at the regular meeting of Le
Cerele Francais Thursday night.
All persons interested are request-
ed to leave their names with the
picnic committee after the meet-
ing.
Women students who are plan-
ning to be in Ann Arbor after the
close of the regular summer ses-
sion may call at the office of the
Dean of Women in regard to
housing during this period. If
enough applicants wish to sign in
advance for suite accommodations
at the special student rates in the
Michigan League Building, reser-
vations may be made after refer-
ral by the office of the Dean of
Women.
Approved social events for the
coming week-end: July 25, Zeta
Beta Tau: July 26, Phi Kappa Psi,
Zeta Beta Tau.
There will be a meeting of Al-
pha Kappa Sorority Friday at 7:00
p.m. at the Britt League House,
1136 E. Catherine Street.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet for swimming and outdoor
sports on Sunday July 27 at 2:30
p.m. at the Northwest Entrance
to the Rackham Building. Please
sign up before noon on Saturday
at the check desk in the Rack-
ham Building.
Lectures
Dr. James M. Landis. Chair-
man of the Civil Aeronautics
Board and formerly American Di-
rector of Economic Operations in
the Middle East and Dean of the
Harvard Law School, will lecture
on "American Interests in the As-
iatic Near East," Thursday, July
24, at 8:10 p.m., Rackham Lecture
Hall. This is a lecture in the
Summer Lecture Series, "The
United States in World Affairs."
The public is invited.
Dr. John P. Humphrey, Direct-
or -of the Division of Human
Rights, United Nations, and Gale
Professor of Law, McGill Univer-
sity, will lecture on "The Inter-
national Protection of Human
Rights," Saturday, July 26, at
8:10 p.m., Rackham Amphithea-
tre. This is a lecture in the Sum-
mer Lecture Series, "The United
States in World Affairs." The
public is invited.
Theoretical Physics Colloquim:
Professor Victor Weiskopf will
give an extra colloquim on Nu-
clear Binding Energies on Friday,
July 25, at 4 o'clock in the staff
room of Randall Laboratory.
Concerts
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will pre-
sent a program of Anonymous
Pieces at 7:15 this evening, on the
Baird Carillon. The pieces will
include four groups of German

Folk Melodies, French Children's
Songs, Old Flemish Airs, and
British Folk Songs.
Student Recital: Harry Burton
Ray, Pianist, will be heard in a
recital at 8:30 Friday evening,
July 25, in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall, as partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree
of Master of Music. Mr. Ray is
a pupil of John Kollen. His pro-
gram will include compositions by
Brahms, Schubert, Dohnanyi, and
Chopin, and Mill be open to the
general public.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Concert sponsored by the Gradu-
ate School will present for its
program this week, Schubert's
Symphony No. 6, Pergolese's Sta-
bat Mater, Lalo's Symphony Es-
pagnole, and Tschaikowsky's Mo-
zartiana. All graduate students
are cordially invited.
University Symphony Orchestra,
Wayne Dunlap, Conductor, will
be heard in its annual summer
concert at 8:30 Wednesday eve-
ning, July 30, in Hill Auditorium.
The program will-open with Bee-
thoven's Prometheus Overture,
followed by Mozart's Piano Con-
certo No. 27 in B flat Major, K.
595, in which James Wolfe will

appear as soloist. The second
half . of the concert includes
Faure's Suite from the Stage
Music to Haraucourt's Comedy,
with Howard Kellogg, Tenor as
soloist. The public is cordially
invited.
Exhibitions
Photographs of Summer Fungi
of Michigan, Rotunda Museums
Building. July and August.
The Museum of Art:Ehibi-
tion of Prints-Vanguard Group,
Ann Arbor Art Association Col-
lection, and from the Permanent
Collection. July 1-28. Alumni
Memorial Hall, daily, except Mon-
day, 10-12 and 2-5; Sundays, 2-5.
The public is cordially invited.
Museum of Archaeology. Cur-
rent Exhibit, "Life in a Roman
Town in Egypt from 30 B.C. to
400 A.D." Tuesday through Fri-
day, 9-12, 2-5; Saturday, 9-12;
Friday evening, 7:30-9:30; Sun-
day 3-5.
Events Today
There will be an informal cof-
fee hour for the students and fac-
ulty of the sociology department
at four o'clock Thursday, July 24,
in the West Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. Prof. Ru-
dolph Heberle of Louisiana State
University will be the guest of
honor. All summer session stu-
dents in sociology are invited.
Alpha Phi Alpha (Epsilon Chap-
ter) will meet on Thursday, July
24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Union. All
members are urged to be pres-
ent.
A Square Dancing Class, spon-
sored ; by the Graduate Outing
Club, will be held on Thursday
July 24th at 8 p.m. in the Lounge
of the Women's Athletic Build-
ing. Everyone welcome. A small
fee will be charged.
1. Z. F. A. members: Meeting
Thursday, July 24, 8 p.m. at Hill-
el; to discuss and plan Oneg Sha-
bat.
University Community Center
Willow Run Village
Thu., Jul. 24, 8 p.m., Art Class,
Beginning Life Drawing, Mrs. Vir-
gil Clark, instructor.
Coming Events
Dr. Gottfried S. Delatour will
hold the second of four confer-
ences on European affairs, Thurs-
day, July 24, at 3:10 p.m., East
Conference R o o m, Rackham
Building. These conferences are
part of the Summer Lecture Ser-
ies, "The United States in World
Affairs."
The second Fresh Air Camp
Clinic will be held on Friday, July
25, 1947. Discussions begin at 8
p.m. in the Main Lodge of the
Fresh Air Camp located on Pat-
terson Lake. Any University stu-
dents interested in problems of
individual and group therapy are
invited to attend. The discussant
will be Dr. Daniel C. Siegel, Neur-
opsychiatric Institute of the Uni-
versity Hospital.
University Community Center
Willow Run Village
Fri., Jul. 25, 8 p.m., Duplicate
Bridge.
Art Cinema League and Campus
Chapter American Veteran's Com-
mittee present a great first-run
French film Children of Paradise.
English titles Friday, Saturday,
July 25, 26, 8:30 p.m. Box office
opens 3 p.m. daily. Hill Auditor-
ium, phone 4121, Ext. 479.

W E HAVE JUST addressed a
very personal question to a
caller. We asked him what his
income tax was and he said it was
$500 a year.
We then asked this caller how
many tons of coal he used each
year. He said eight.
So if the price of his coal should
go up by $1 a ton, his added cost
of living would be $8 for the
year. President Truman is very
eager that the coal operators
should not take this $8 from the
man and in a statement Monday
expressed such hope.
On the same day, President
Truman again let it be known that
he would veto the tax bill which
is to come to him from Congress.
The tax bill would reduce our
caller's income tax by $100 a
year.
It is very bad to charge peo-
ple higher prices; that is inflation.
But it seems there is an exception.
The higher price of government.
is deflation.
Along with his plea to coal op-
erators, Mr. Truman said he hoped
that steel men would not raise
prices. The price of steel is about
33 per cent, above its pre-war fig-
ure. Lately the steel men have
raised the wages of their own en-
ployees by a sizable amount with-
out raising their prices. Now their
coal is to cost more but again
they are put under pressure not
to raise prices.
The cost of government is al-
ready several hundred per cent
above pre-war. But the very peo-
ple who are managing govern~-
ment and who in the main are
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