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SINCE THE ADVENT of the Communist
probe, and its establishment as a fashion-
able governmental activity, two prevailing
public attitudes have been taken on the
subject. One is the attempt to convince as
many mericans as possible that the possi-
bility of Communist infiltration and subse-
quent overthrow of the government is an im-
mediate present danger. It has been consist-
ently expounded by most members of gov-
ernmental investigating committees and was
recently given a sentimentally dramatic ap-
peal by Whittaker Chambers in "Witness."
Exponents of the other view have some-
what more calmly attempted to play down
the suspicion and distrust emanating from
Congressional investigations. They have
taken the trouble to analyze the danger of
Communism in America with factual and
historical evidence on the subject rather
than from isolated but colorfully dramatic
individual case histories.
It is reasonably certain to expect that
every day's newspapers will carry some ex-
pression of the stand taken by the con-
gressional investigators; what might as
well be called the more liberal viewpoint
doesn't have quite as much sensational ap-
peal on its side. In the last week, however,
two articles have appeared that pretty
well represent the two views and that
seem to point out which is closest to being
Wecnesday, the Senate Internal Security
Subcommittee headed by Sen. McCarran is-
sued what was eidently supposed to be a
well-timed release of a long-secret FBI re-
port. The release said that Stalin has decid-
ed that Communist dominance of the United
States can only be accomplished by "forcible
destruction" rather than peaceful means.
Stalin is quoted as saying in 1939 that "the
proletarian revolution is impossible without
the forcible destruction of the bourgeoise
state machine and the substitution of it for
a new one."
His statemefit is more or less innocuous,
but the accompanying comment of Sen.
McCarran reveals the intention behind the
release. McCarran said he published the
statement because "there have been some
persons who tried to tell us the Commu-
nists were hot dangerous; that they had
no plans for an armed revolution in this
country." He is trying to tell the public,
in other words, that Communists are not
only numerous, they are dangerous and
threaten U.S. government at the present
time. His is an attitude, therefore, aimed
at arousing suspicion at all thought to be
In the Sunday New York Times, a very
different man advocates quite a different at-
titude. Humorist and playwright James
Thurber, in an attempt to restore freedom
of humor on the American stage, has a com-
plaint to air with regard to the atmosphere
of suspicion surrounding United States'
playwrights because of Congressional probes
of some of their faction. "Where accusation
has lost its mind and suspicion has become
a victim of persecution complex, it is hard
for the creative writer, humorous or other-
wise, to accomplish anything." Thurber
points out that "the vast majority of meri-
can writers are not Communists, and never
have been Communists, but we have been
politically rigged out of the chance to prove
this." To override the prevailing atmosphere
of suspicion, he cites a few pertinent facts
and opinions: in the Presidential election of
1932, the Communists got 100,000 votes out
of 40,000,000 and that year was their "great-
est" year; quoting from Stuart Chase,
"There are many things which alarm me in
the world of 1952, but communism in Ameri-
ca is not one of them."
The comparison of Thurber's and Sen.
McCarran's statements is of course invalid
from any other point of view than the atti-
tudes they are attempting to get the Ameri-
can public to take. Sen. McCarran would
like to see a suspicious public; Thurber be-

lieves there is no need for the country's
adopting such an attitude. It is impossible to
see how an air of suspicion can benefit play-
wrights or any other segment of the Ameri-
can population. It is just as impossible to see
how this air can be cleared while such men
as McCarran attempt to convince the coun-
try of the impending Communist danger.
-Virginia Voss
At The State.. .
Dietrich, Mel Ferrer, and Arthur Kennedy.
WISH YOU'D go away and come back
,ten years ago."
Few Hollywood actresses could get away
with this kind of stuff, but Marlene Dietrich
puts it across with the sole aid of a slightly
daised eyebrow. Not since she graced the
badlands in the now-classic "Destry Rides
Again" has a western been blessed with a
cabaret singer who didn't act-like something
out of the Santa Barbara High School senior
"Rancho Notorious" is chock full of bar-
room brawls and rugged hombres "quick-
on-the-draw, and has a credible story
line to boot. Arthur Kennedy's affianced
is violated and murdered by an amorous
bandit. Kennedy smells his way across the

European Federation

"Do They Say 'Ike' Or 'Adlai' On Them?"

Associated Press News Analyst
EUROPEANS ARE NOW beginning to seek
the road to greater political unity, an ul-
timate necessity which has always been im-
plied by joint military and economic action.
The Schuman Plan has been put into
effect, providing international control of
the coal and steel industries of all the
Western continent's major producing
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
and the new European Defense Community
now control, or are expected to control soon,
the military strength of Britain, France,
Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Nether-
lands and Belgium. Britain is in NATO and
not in EDC, Germany in EDC but not in
NATO. But both will come under the Euro-
pean supreme command now headed by
General Ridgway,mand political links will
make them one organization for many prac-
tical purposes.
Cooperative programs growing out of the
Marshall Plan and the Mutual Security pro-
grams, under the United Nations, and among
blocs within the major bloc, now interlace
the continent's entire economic position.
. As these programs developed, the au-
thors, especially the Americans involved,
knew that if the alliances were to be fully
effective they would have to go beyond the
military field and beyond a mere inter-
locking of common economic objectives.
Political unity once seemed fantastic. Yet
other things, like French and German sub-
mergence of national sovereignty over their
steel and armed forces, seemed hardly less
fantastic. As one step after another is taken,
political union becomes more and more logi-

Chancellor denauer of Germany is pro
posing an over-all political organization for
supervision of the Schuman plan and EDC.
That's a long way from the general Ameri-
can idea that Europe should federate. But
if such a bridge could be erected, the dis-
tance between national sovereignty and ulti-
mate federation would seem to be greatly
France is working on an idea for in-
ternationalizing the Saar, bone of strong
contention between her and Germany.
French proposals are still far from satis-
fying Bonn. British and American diplo-
mats think a Saar settlement must come
before any other solid political commit-
ments can be made. But they do not con-
sider the problem insoluble.
Leaders of British thought are speaking
more forthrightly now about strengthened
ties with the continent, insofar as it can
be done without any loosening of ties with
the Commonwealth.
The London Times recently discussed the
problem of bringing NATO power smoothly
to bear on the great world problems of rela-
tions with Russia, and finally remarked:
"Common political institutions may in time
.offer the best means of achieving this end."
Common political institutions mean
subservience of national sovereignty to in-
ternational causes, something the U.S. and
Britain have hardly considered for them-
selves while advocating it for the other
European allies.
But if the East-West rift continues, and
the pressures of collective security continue
to call more and more insistently for collec-
tive political action, then it is something
they are going to have to consider.




Washington Merry-Go-Round


WASHINGTON - Shortly before Evita
Peron died, U.S. relations with Argen-
tina had reached such an all-time low that
eventual withdrawal of the American am-
bassador was under consideration. The low
point occurred July 10, with the bombing of
the Abraham Lincoln Library in Buenos
Aires, an official U.S. library operated by
the State Department's Cultural Division.
The American public, engrossed in po-
litical conventions, knew almost nothing
about this incident. And the Argentine
police appeared to know, and care even
less. Though the explosion injured two
U.S. employees and did $15,000 worth of
damage, the Argentine government merely
shrugged its shoulders over the official
protest of Charge D'Affaires Lester Mal-
lory. In fact, the Argentine Ministry of
Foreign Affairs did not even answer his
protest for a matter of three days.
Even in Moscow, American officials get
more courteous treatment than the rude
haughtiness handed out to U.S. diplomats in
Argentina. Nor does the Moscow press go
any further than the Argentine press in
labeling Americans as "Wall Street imper-
ialists," "Yanqui barbarians," and "war-
Through all this, the State Department
has continued to smile, a little stiffly it's
true, and to maintain that the Peron re-
gime was merely trying to divert comestic
attention away from the sad plight of Ar-
gentine economy by taking it out on the
However, with the bombing of the Ab-
raham Lincolnlibrary and the arrival of
new U.S. Ambassador Albert F. Nufer, a
stiffer policy is being adopted.
Three months will be given the new am-
bassador to work out a more reasonable
Argentine attitude toward the U.S.A. If
he does not succeed, it is more than likely
that he will be recalled altogether.
SEN. JOHN WILLIAMS of Delaware, the
man who keeps the Internal Revenue
Bureau continually on the buzz saw, is go-
ing to probe further into the interesting
fact that Harold A. Lockhart, the collector
of internal revenue in President Truman's
home town and former attorney for the

President, suddenly turned up with $39,400
in cash.
Mr. Lockhart carried his large bundle of
cash in 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100-dollar bills
down to the Federal Reserve Bank in Kan-
sas City on Nov. 8, 1951, just a few days
before he had to fill out a treasury ques-
tionnaire regarding his assets and income.
He explained to John Phillips, Jr., vice
president of the bank, that he had been
keeping the money in a safe-deposit box for
some years and further explained to Senator
Williams on Jan. 13, 1952, that he had ac-
cumulated the cash over a period of 35 years
because he had suffered a loss in a bank
failure and had not trusted banks since.
Vice President Phillips of the Federal Re-
serve Bank reported that Lockhart's money
"had the appearance of having been pack-
aged for some time, and some national bank-
notes were noted which have not been is-
suable for circulation since 1935."
SENATOR WILLIAMS, who looked into
the matter, found that the only bank
failure in which Lockhart was involved oc-
curred in 1931, about 15 years after he
claimed he had started to accumulate a cash
hoard. Furthermore, the failure occurred to
the bank in which Lockhart claimed to have
had a safe-deposit box, which would have
meant that he would have had to transfer.
his funds to another bank when the first
bank closed.
However, Lockhart, when questioned by
Senator Williams, could not remember
changing safe-deposit boxes. The Senator
also asked him why none of the bills he
turned in were large-size currency. At the
time the government changed the size of
the bills he would have had to turn in his
currency, yet Lockhart could not remem-
ber doing so. Nor could he remember
changing gold certificates when the gov-
ernment called them in.
Later it was disclosed that Lockhart had
an active bank account all during the time
he claimed he was afraid to make bank
(Copyright, 1952, by the Bell Syndicate)

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All applicants for the Doctorate who
are planning to take the August prelim-
inary examinations in Education, to be
held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 N. August
18, 19 and 20, 1952, wil please notify the
Chairman of the Committee on Gradu-
ate Studies in Education, Room 4019
University High School, immediately.
Department of Astronomy. Visitors'
Night, Friday, August 1, 8:30 p.m. Dr.
Freeman D.hMiller will speak on "Fall-
ing Through the Universe." After the
illustrated lecture in 3017 Angel Hall,
the Students' Observatory on the fifth
floor will be open for telescopic ob-
servation of a star cluster and a double
star, if the sky is clear, or for inspec-
tion of the telescopes and planetarium,
if the sky is cloudy. Children are wel-
come, but must be accompanied by
La Petite Causette: All students and
summer residents who are interested
in speaking French are invited to join
this very informal group every Tues-
day and Thursdaylafternoon between 4
and 5 o'clock in the Tap Room of the
Michigan Union. A table will be re-
served and a French-speaking mem-
ber of the staff will be present, but
there is no program other than free
conversation in French.
Examination Schedule
In Six-Week Courses
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31
9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 1
11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 1
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m., Augustg1
1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 1
2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31
3:00 p.m. To be arranged
Personnel Requests:
The U.S. Civil Service Commission
announces an examination for U.S.
Securities Processor in filling jobsin
the Bureau of Engraving and Print-
ing, Washington, D.C. This examination
is open to women only:
The International Business Machines
Corporation, Engineering Laboratories,
Poughkeepsie, New York, would like to
hear from June or August Electrical
and Mechanical Engineers.
The Detroit Civil Service Commission
is currently accepting applications of
examinations to be given in all fields
of work including all phases of engi-
neering:architecture, civil, electrical
and mechanical, all phases of Busi-
ness Administration and Economics,
all Public Health and welfare post-
.tions and positions for which a degree
is not required. Bulletins describing
the work and requirements may be seen
at the Bureau of Appointments
The Advertisers Publishing Company,
Ann Arbor, has two openings in its of-
fice for young women. One is for a re-
ceptionist and typist, the other is for
a stenographer for the sales depart-
The Celanese Corporation of America,
Cumberland, Maryland, has a very at-
tractive offer to make to persons quali-
fying as a Boiler House Superinten-
dent. The position requires a B.S. de-
gree in Mechanical Engineering and
experience in power plant operation.
Refrigeration plant experience is also
The Young Women's Christian Asso-
ciation, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has an-
nounced two vacancies in its staff. One
is for a program director for young
adult work, the other for an assistant
physical education director.
The State of Michigan has announced
a Civil Service examination to be giv-
en for an Industrial Health Engineer
III and for an Industrial Health En-
gineer IV.
The Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Nee-
nah, Wisconsin, has a number of po-
sitions to be filled: Trainees in cost
accounting, industrial engineering, per-
sonnel (male), manufacturing (pro-
duction), sales. Also for design engi-
neers, (mechanical, electrical, civil);
Research Engineers (Chemical engi-
neers-chemists) and Clerical positions.
The Young Women's Christian Asso-
ciation, Detroit, Michigan, has two
openings on its staff for young women,
one for a person with a Bachelor's de-
gree in Health Education the other for
someone with her Master's degree.
Work would be with young employed
girls and young married women in the
Detroit area.

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For further information, application
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call the Bureau of Appointments, ex-
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Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Orlando
Bonilla-Soto, Bacteriology; thesis: "Se-
lective Lysis of Brucella Cultures by
an Obligate Bacteria-FeedingAmoeba,"
3Thursday, July 31, 1564 East Medical
Bldg, at 2:00 p.m. Chairman. W. J.
Doctoral Examination for Lowell Wil-
liam Beach, Education; thesis: "A
Study of the Supervisory Leadership of
the Elementary Principal," Thursday,
July 31, West Council Room, Rack-
ham Bldg., at 8:00 a.m. Chairman, G.
M. Wingo.
Doctoral Examination for Andrew
Dominic Sujata, Chemical.rEngineer-
ing; thesis: "Rates of Ion Exchange In
the Sodium-Potassium-Dowex 50 Sys-
tem," Thursday, July 31, 3201 East En-
gineering Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
R. R. White.
Orientation Seminar (mathematics):
Thursday, July 31, at 3 p.m. in Room
3001 Angell Hall. Miss LaSalle will
speak on "Quarternions as Rotations."
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics,
Thursday, July 31, at 4 p.m., Room 3201
Angell Hall. Speakers, Mra. Royston and
Mrs. Chou.
Student Recital. sterling Thomas,
pianist, will be heard in a program at
4:15 Thursday afternoon, July 31, in
the Rackham Assembly Hall, in par-
tial fulfilment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music. A pupil
of Joseph Brinkman, Mr. Thomas will
play compositions by Bach, Mozart, and
Brahms. The recital will be open to
the general public.
Student Recital: Clarence Brady, pi-
anist, will be heard at 8:30 Thursday
evening, July 31, in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall, playing compositions by
Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Medt-
ner, Debussy. A pupil of Joseph Brink-
man, Mr. Brady Is presenting the pro-
gram in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the Master of Music
degree. It will be open to the public.
Student Recital. Phares Steiner, grad-
uate student of organ with Robert
Noehren, will present a program in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the Master of Music degree at 4:15
Friday afternoon, August 1, in Hill Au-
ditorium. It will include compositions
by Buxtehude, Bach, Vivaldi, Roger-
Ducasse and Messiaen. The general
public is invited,
Summer Session Choir, Harold Decker.
Conductor, will appear in a concert at
8:30 Friday evening, August 1, in Hill
Auditorium, to which the public is in-
vited. The first half of the program
will include Three Psalms by Nor-
mand Lockwood, Ave Maria by Jean
Mouton, Be Glad Then America by
Williams Billings; Czechoslovakian Folk
Song arranged by Deems Taylor, Shep-
herds' Song by Melville Smith, and The
Bluebird and Jubilant Song by Norman
Dello Joio. After intermission the choir
will sing Bach's Cantata No. 4, Christ
Lay in Death's Dark Prison.
Museum of Art, Selections from the
Permanent Collection.
General Library. Dictionaries.
Museum of Archaeology. Ancient
Egypt and Rome of the Empire.
Museums Building. Rotunda exhibit.
Some museum techniques.
Michigan Historical Collections, 1601
Rackham Building. The changing Cam-
Clements Library. American books
which have influenced the modern mind
(through September 1)
Architecture Building. Student work.
Events Today
The Summer School Council in con-
nection with the Women's League is
holding duplicate bridge sessions every
Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. on.
Try to bring your own partner. The
room will be posted in the League.
Carillon Recital. Professor Percival

WASHINGTON-As usual when Presidents are being nominated,
foreign affairs are forgotten. And as usual, like any unwatched
pot, the world situation is coming to a boil again. The British eco-
nomic situation is increasingly appalling, and plenty of troubles
threaten elsewhere in the world. But it is in Iran that the unwatched
pot is really beginning again to boil furiously.
The real meaning of what has been happening in Iran is
simple enough. In the fiirst place, the young, Hamlet-like Shah,
once counted upon in the West as offering re-insurance against a
Soviet take-over in Iran, has lost his power to Prime Minister
Mohammed Mossadeq and his extreme Nationalist followers. In
the second place, Mossadeq himself is in turn in grave danger of
losing his real power to the religious fanatic and violent Nation-
alist, Mullah Kashani, who has made an open alliance with the
Communist underground.
IF THE SHAH had used the then still loyal army and security
forces to suppress the largely Communist-inspired anti-Qavam
riots, he would now rule Iran in fact as well as name. But his more
timid advisors warned of civfil war, and the Shah drew back. As a
result, the army and the security forces are now wholly controlled by
Mossadeq's National Front. Mossadeq's deputy, Hussein Makki, has
warned the Shah that the fate of Marie Antoinette awaits him if
he now attempts to interfere. The exile of Egypt's King Farouk, who
was also once hopefully regarded as re-insurance for the West, has
lent point to this warning. For all practical purposes, the Shah is no
longer a force to be reckoned with.
The second stage was reached last week, when Mossadeq
again took power. His first act was to call in the British and
American ambassadors, and-to talk more sense than he ever had
Far more calmly than is his custom, Mossadeq discussed, the
terms of a possible settlement. He talked of reasonable compensation
for the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, with the company to have world-
wide distribution rights, and with the details to be settled by a three
man board, headed by a neutral. These conversations in turn gave
rise to long, anxious discussions in Washington ad London.
The British were at first reluctant to start negotiating again.
But just as they were on the point of agreeing with the Americans
to accept the half loaf offered by Mossadeq,, rather than risk losing
the whole Iranian loaf to the Soviet, Mossadeq did a sudden com-
plete about-face. Late last week-end he saw the Western repre-
sentatives again, and this time he reverted to his familiar mood
of tearful unreason, refusing seriously to discuss a settlement.
What happened was obvious. While the Qavam episode caused
the star of the Shah to wane almost to vanishing point, it also caused
the star of the small, sharp-eyed, ruthless Mullah Kashani to rise
higher than ever. Kashann's murderous band of Moslem fanatics, in
open alliance for the first time with the Communists, were chiefly
responsible for the fall of Qavam.
* * * *
KASHANI IS A TOUGH and almost insanely ambitious man, If
higher than ever. Kashani's murderous band of Moslem fanatics, in
total chaos. Then, with the help of the Communists, Kashani can
take power, either in person or through a stooge. With this prospect
before him, Kashani has nothing to gain and everything to lose from
a settlement. Thus Mossadeq's sudden reversal pressure from Kashani
and his powerful allies in the National Front.
The coming to power of Kashani could only be a Kerensky-
like prelude to a full Communist seizure of power.
Obviously, this is a moment of knife-edge decision for the whole
Middle East. Iran is the key to the Middle East, and if a rational
settlement can at last be negotiated with Mossadeq, the situation in
Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East can no doubt somehow be kept
glued together.
Otherwise, this country may be faced with the choie of allow-
ing Iran to go the way of China, or intervening forcefully to support
any anti-Communist forces in Iran, however reactionary and blindly
nationalist. It is believed in Washington that a Communist take-over
in Iran must be averted at whatever cost, even the cost of a break
with Britain on Middle Eastern policies. This in itself is a measure
of the danger to the Western alliance of the crisis now reaching the
boiling point in Iran.
(Copyright, 1952, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
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Progressive Party .. .
To the Editor:
BECAUSE I should like few
things better than a sound,
truly progressive third party for
which to vote in November, I am
perhaps unreasonably irritated by
the continuing attempts of the
Progressive Party to delude me,
and others, into believing that it
is such a party. At any rate, I
want publicly to ask the Progres-
sives some questions which I am
malicious enough to hope will
prove embarrassing, although I
should be genuinely delighted if
someone-perhaps the enthusias-
tic David Luce-could provide sat-
isfactory answers.
1) Official leaflets assert ad.
nauseam that the Progressive Par-
ty is a party of "Negroes and
whites." Will someone tell me
which of our political parties is
not? And, more important, why
must the Progressive Party con-
tinue to insult the Negro people
by ostentatiously and virtuously
proclaiming-as if the act did in-
deed require some special virtue-
how willing it is to include them
in its ranks? Reasonable people,
for their part, take such associ-
ation for granted, think it deserves
no unusual advertising.
2) The Progressive Party de-
mands an immediate end to the
conflict in Korea. How, precisely,
is this to be achieved? Does the
demand imply a unilateral with-
drawal on the part of the United
Nations, leaving the Communists
free to do with Korea what they
nlease? If not. what ioes it imnly?

as am I. to the Smith Act, the
McCarran Act, and the general,
frightening denial of civil liber-
ties to Communists and other ra-
dicals. Is it, however, opposed-
on any level or in any way-to the
program and policies of the Com-
munist Party in this country?
Does it recognize the totalitarian
nature of the Communist Party,
both here and abroad, and does it
wholeheartedly oppose all totali-
I should like to emphasize that
none of these questions has any
connection with the "are-you-
now-or-were-you-ever" bludgeon
so popular with congressional com-
mittees. You are asking for my
vote. Surely I am entitled to know
the real color of your politics.
-Homer Swander
Sixty-Second Yea?
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ry, with revisions by Robert Sherwood.
Presented by the Department of Speech.
IN SPITE OF the fact that Second Thresh-
old took some twelve years in prepara-
tion, and was uncompleted at Barry's death,
the conclusions arrived at in it do not differ
appreciably from those of his earlier plays.
Death, though sometimes attractive, solves
nothing; hope and a little Loving-Kindness
are our reasons for existence.
The present play in its final form is a cur-
ious amalgam of Barry's brittle and material
philosophizing and the arbitrary intrusion
of supernatural agents. Added to it is the
final ordering and polishing of Robert Sher-
wood. Philosophically it is not so conclusive

level. Dialogue is all, and in Second
Threshold it is largely introspective small
As the cerebral career man, Nafe Katter,
who is by now an old-timer at this sort of
thing, carries competently the heaviest load
of the evening. Ruth Livingston as his
daughter is good. Alsohpresent are Joel Se-
bastian as the son and William Hadley as a
young doctor.
But the pleasantest surprise of the pro-
duction is Patty Jewett as a girl from Bos-
ton called Thankful Mather. Miss Jewett
gives the standard role of the dizzy debu-
tante-and, incidentally, the entire produc-
tion-a fresh lift each time she appears.
Direction was by Hugh Z. Norton, cos-


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