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The All Star-Professional Game:
Charity or What?

NEXT WEEK the Detroit Lions, Champions of
the National Football League, will clash with
the College All-Stars in the annual charity game
at Soldiers Field in Chicago. While nothing is ac-
tually decided by the outcome of this yearly meet-
ing, it seems that for some strange reason win-
ning the contest has taken on a new significance,
especially to Arch Ward, Sports Editor of the Chi-
cago Tribune and founder of the game.
For the past week or so, he and head coach Ray-
mond "Buddy" Parker of the Lions have been in-
volved in a series of published statements which
accuse the Lions of, and deny that the Lions have
been employing spies to steal the plays and forma-
tions of the All-Stars.
Ward, who originated the idea of the yearly
contest back in the early thirties at the same time
he dreamed up the All-Star Baseball Game, start-
ed the ball rolling when he wrote a column stating
that Parker had offered a "widely known coach on
the staff of a Big Ten University" a healthy sum
if he would provide information nightly concerning
the activity in the All-Star camp.
For some unknown reason Ward is evidently
worried that Parker might come up with the se-
cret strategy the All-Stars are going to throw
at the professionals. Possibly Ward is of the opin-
ion that this game is going to decide once and
for all the question of which have the better
football teams, the pros or the collegians.
Whatever the reason, Ward, whose paper spon-
sors the game and has promoted the College All-
Star side of it, doesn't seem to trust anyone. He is
so determined to see his squad win that he has
taken every possible precaution to prevent the Li-
ons from finding out even the name of the All-
Star's water boy. ^
After a lengthy battle with Parker in which the
Lions were forced to play under the "one-platoon"
rule adopted by the NCAA last year, Ward started'
his "trust no one, not even the football players"'
policy by sending back ,to the Lions one of their
rookies. The Lion newcomer was originally sched-
uled to play with the. All-Stars but since he might
be tempted to send back reports to his bosses, he
was released.
Now it seems that Ward cannot even trust his
own colleagues, the sports writers. He has banned
even qualified newsmen from the practice ses-
sions. It seems that he doesn't even trust his
own players, but he states in his article that that
is a chance he must take.

Obviously Parker hasn't taken all this with a
grain of salt. As would be expected, he was mildly
perturbed over the accusation and vehemently de-
nied it. He still considers the ball game to be just
what it is, an exhibition, and doesn't like the idea
of being accused of hiring spies to pirate the plays
and formations of the collegians.
While the whole thing may be a very serious
matter to Ward and his associates, the incident is
providing a bit of amusement to the Lions, all ex-
cept Parker. One of them posted an open letter to
Ward on the bulletin board of the Lions' Ypsilanti
training camp saying that his published report of
Parker's offer of $500 for spying has "wrecked our
whole espionage system." The ". . . going rate for
first class spies was $25 . .."
While 'all this publicity has drawn attention to
the All Star game, which may have been what
Ward was trying to do in the first place, this seems
like a rather strange way of doing it.
For years, the All-Star Football Game has served
as an unofficial opening of the football season
while at the same time providing thousands of dol-
lars for charity. In the past it never really matter-
ed who won lfhe game as long as no one was hurt
and an atmosphere of friendly competition pre-
Certainly the professionals don't need the
game. They could much more valuably use the
time in preparing for their league opponents,
especially now tLat they must conform to the
"one-platoon" rule. They are accomodating Ward
and the sponsors of the game who have arranged
it for a worthwhile purpose.
The unproven accusation that Parker is employ-
ing spies to steal secret information is not only an
unjustified attack on Parker but seems to imply
that more is at stake in the ball game than the
fans have been led to believe. Certainly there is no
need to get so upset and bothered when nothing
more is at stake than the outcome of an exhibi-
tion football game.
Whether Ward is successful in warding off the
peering eyes of Lion private detectives may be de-
termined a week from Friday night when the out-
come of the game will be known. If the collegians
win, we can assume that it was because the All-
Stars had the better team. If the Lions come out
on top we still won't know whether it was because
they had a better team or because the spies man-
aged to sneak through the web.
- -Hanley Gurwin

"Wel, I Got Here"



By DIANE AuWERTER campuses), the outlook on international relations
Daily Managing Editor may not be quite so bad after all.
ONE OF THE happiest interludes during this sum-* * * *
mer session was the just-completed visit of THE SELECTION of Donald Leonard, former
five Japanese newsmen to the University campus. police commissioner, as the Republican guber-
In attempting to give visitors an objective natorial candidate has already shown itself to be
analysis of the University, one is reassured by a wise one. The strongest contender selected by
the general democratic atmosphere which pre- the GOP for many years, Leonard gives promise of
vails here. Although the unfortunate news about being able to crack through the union barricade in
H. Chandler Davis might somewhat have damp- Wayne county. The unexpectedly large amount
ened that atmosphere Tuesday, the fact that a of support he derived from upstate precincts indi-
student newspaper was still able to publish a cates that he may be able to get out more than
criticism of the University action provided the the usual number of voters in these areas. If both
Journalists with proof-positive that the highly of these speculations are correct, he should be
honored American tradition of freedom is in able to return the governorship to the GOP.
operation. Gov. Williams, however, already has a 1956
The visit also demonstrated that Wendell Wilkie's convention gleam in his eye, and will undoubtedly
"One World" may be more than a pipe dream, for, pull out all the stops in order to protect his chance
when Japan and America get together less than at the Democratic vice-presidential nomination.
ten years after World War II in the complete spirit Because both candidates are favored with a great
of friendship exhibited at the University during deal of vote-getting personal charm, the real issue
this two-day stopover, (and as Japanese and Amer- at stake in the 1954 race is whether or not the peo-
ican students have for some years at 'numerous ple of Michigan have had enough of Gov. Williams.
THE WILLINGNESS of both the House and Sen-
HE d ate to reduce the Fifth Amendment to a pro-
tection of only the guilty makes it apparent that,
although Congress is tiring of Sen. Joseph McCar-
JRIALS FOR perjury are the only logical end- thy, investigations of Communism will continue in
ings to the McCarthy anti-Communist thril- much the same manner that the Wisconsin senator
lers, which always take the same pattern: allega- has popularized.
tions by the Senator that a government official The other apparent conclusion to be drawn
or adviser is, or more often was, a Communist or from the support this measure has received is
has Communist affiliations, followed by repeated that Congress, realizing how public interest in
denials from the victim before one or more investi- the hearings has dropped since person after per-
gating committees. Yet so far only two of these son has taken the stand and declined to answer
stories have got as far as the third instalment. One on Fifth Amendment grounds, is attempting to
of them bad a happy last chapter six weeks ago, make the hearings more lively by forcing wit-
when perjury charges against Mr. Val Lorwin, nesses to testify.
once employed by the State Department, were drop- The only encouraging sign at this time is the
ped by the Department of Justice and the investi- inability of the two houses to come together on a
gator discharged for misrepresenting the case when bill. As long as this stalemate continues, the Fifth
obtaining the indictment. Amendment will continue to serve the purpose for
-London Economist which it was included in the Constitution.

WASHINGTON-While Congress others are offering a more con-
has been sweating out its last hot servative platform.
weather convulsions, vitally impor- Of course, the winner will never
tant decisions are being made get an opportunity to carry out
backstage in the .Pentagon which his election promises. Only candi-
will affect your pocketbook and fu- date who is frankly admitting to
ture taxes. the voters that he wants the job
The "new look" for the military simply for the honor and prestige
definitely has been abandoned. is Mac Baldrige, Nebraska Repub-
Further military cuts are out ,the lican, onetime popular congress-
window. ThehEisenhower hope of man from Nebraska.
balancing the budget is being H. Y., Odessa, Texas-Governor
chalked up privately as a sincere Shivers did recommend to the
but hopeless hope. White House, following his trip to
The drastic revision in military the Far East, that Japan should
planning has been made as the re- be permitted to resume trade with
sult of some gloomy reports on the Red China.
international picture, plus the con- DepartmewtrlengThexsis
sistent hammering of Gen. Matt Department ruling that Texas is
Ridgway that footsoldiers must not permitted more than three
.pmiles of offshore tidelands oil-the
continue to be important, despite same amount as the other costal
the A-bomb. states-is based upon the bound-
One gloomy report comes from aries delineated by Thomas Jef-
General James Van Fleet, former ferson. This was fully explained by
U. S. commander in Korea, who Jack Tait, State Department solici-
has been making a Far Eastern tor, during the tidelands oil hear-
survey for Eisenhower. His mili- ings. He made it quite clear the
tary thinking coincides with that of United States was not going to rec-
Dr. Syngman Rhee-namely that ognize Texas' claim of 101/2 miles
the United States should resume and that the 10 miles' claim,
war in Korea. This, of course, has though put forward by Spain and
been turned down. Mexico, at no time was recognized
But what cannot be ignored is by the United States. Both Gover-
Gen. Van Fleet's warning that the nor Shivers and Sen. Price Daniel
Chinese Reds are going to invade must have known this at the time
Formosa. If successful, this would the tidelands oil bill was passed.
mean that the last vestiges of the Certainly it was made perfectly
Chinese Nationalists would disap- clear during the hearings.
pear 'and that the United States WaringthnPhering
would have far less chance to bar Washigton Pipeline
Red China from the UN. Also, such Sutton forces i Tennessee have
an invasion would make ridiculous appealed to pro-Fascist Allan Zoll
the much-publicized White House for funds to defeat Kefauver. In a
announcement last year, in fulfill- telegram signed by R. B. Snowden
ment of a campaign promise, that of Memphis, Zoll was asked to con-
the f a ampign romse, hattribute $100 to fight Kefauver.
the U. S. Seventh Fleet was being Zoll', American Patriots, Inc., is
relieved of its job of keeping
ChianKa-Shkfmataing on the attorney General's list as
the mainland. Henceforth he would subversive and Fascist... . Con-
be free to attack. 'gressman John McCormack of
Now it develops, according to Massachusetts has never missed
Gen. Van Fleet, that Formosa will dining with his wife in 34 years
have to be protected again after of married life.
all, and that the idea of using I... It pays political dividends to
alland'sthats etherieaKofrusing have the Post Office Department
Chiangs troops either in Korea or crack down on you. "Cowboy"
Indochina was pure politics. Pink Williams, whose "Cattlemen's
Hunphrey Gets Taken Convention" card inviting all cat-
Frank Edwards, the AFL com- tlemen who voted for Ike to eat
mentator, was staging one of his crow was banned from the mails,
broadcasts from the radio press last month was elected lieutenant
room of Congress during the fa- governor of Oklahoma. In Texas,
mous filibuster. His guest was to Jim Wright, whose father's firm
be Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Min- got a political crack-down from the
nesota, a crusader against the bill Post Office Department, won out
giving control of atomic produc- to be congressman from Fort
tion to private industry. Worth.
Edwards was rehearsing his Copywright 1954, by the Bell Syndicate
broadcast preparatory to going on
the air at 10 P.M., as Senator
Humphrey approached at 9:55 andl
peered through the glass door of
the radio studio. Edwards had ev-
ery appearance of being on the l1 4 igallfl at
air. In fact, he kept reading the
script aloud as the senator walked
in. Edwards waved him to a chair, Sixty-Fourth Year
kept on talking. Edited and managed by students of
"And now," he said, as he con- the University of Michigan under the
tinued talking into the micro- authority of the Board in Control of
phone, "I have a special guest Student Publications,
tonight who will explain the Sen-
ate fight over atomic energy. He - Editorial Staff
is Senator Humphrey of Minneso- Dianne A
ta, who is up for re-election this Becky Aunrtr.....ManightEditor
year and who seems to be adopt- Rona Friedman .......... Night Editor
ing the policy o 'to hell with the Wally Eberhard.........Night Editor
people of Minnesota."' Russ AuWerter.........Night Editor
Humphrey jumped from his Sue Garfield........Women's Editor
Humprey jumed rom Hanley Gurwin...,., . Sports Editor
chair as if someone had hit him. Jack Horwitz......Assoc. Sports Editor
It took him some moments to E. J. Smith.......Atsoc. Sports Editor
realize that it was only 9:55 and
Edwards did not go on the air Business Staff
until 10 P.M.
Dick Astromn........ Business Manager
Empty Senate Honor Sue Garfield.. Assoc. Business Manager
Strangest Senate race of the Lois Pollak.......Circulation Manager
year is for the unexpired term of Bob Kovaks.......Advertising Manager
the late Sen. Dwight Griswold,
Nebraska Republican. His succes- Telephone NO 23-24-I
sor will serve only two months-
November and December - at Member
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Personal Regard...
WAS UNHAPPY to learn that
my friend Chandler Davis has
been recommended for dismiss-
al. I have known him both at
Harvard and at Michigan and al-
ways had respet for him, intellec-
tually and personally. However,
I have never admired him as much
as I do now for the stand he has
taken against the Congressional
Committee. To no lesser extent
I admire his refusal to go through
a brain-washing session with the
Ad Hoc Committee in order to keep
his job. It is my hope that the
University will recognize this and
will reinstate him.
-Robert MNaughton
A Matter of Principle..
which President Hatcher has
expressed his rather strained in-
dignation about Dr. Davis tend to
obscure the main fact at issue in
the case. Uncomfortable as it may
be forsthe University (it is not
very comfortable for Dr. Davis
himself), the fact is that Dr. Davis
has chosen to make a stand upon
a principle to which every self-
respecting member of the faculty
would ordinarily subscribe: the
principle, namely, that, questions
of moral depravity aside, the sole
considerations governing the em-
ployment or dismissal of a teacher
and a scholar should be his com-
petence as a teacher and a scholar.
Dr. Davis is a mathematician
and a teacher of mathmatics. No
one has suggested that his skills
as a mathematician and a teacher
of mathematics have been affected
in the slightest by his conduct be-
fore the Clardy sub-committee.
Hence it is clear that President
Hatcher and his advisers have re-
fused to apply the principle of
This refusal placed Dr. Davis
in a curious and unfortunate di-
lemma. One effective way for him
to have brought the President and
his advisers to consider his case
in terms of competence would have
been to clear their minds of ir-
relevant considerations; and he
could have done this by proving
to them that he is politically sani-
tary. But if he had done this, then
he could never have been sure that
it was his competence, not his
political opinions, which had led
to a favorable decision. Such a
result would have made nonsense
of his position vis-a-vis the Clardy
Can the President and his ad-
visers have seriously considered
the implications of dismissing Dr.
Davis now? Dr. Davis raised be-
fore the Clardy sub-committee a
question of constitutional rights,
which the Federal courts are going
to proceed to decide. Surely the
President and his advisers do not
'presume to usurp the functions
of the courts! Yet will not they,
and the University of Michigan,
look ridiculous-ridiculous a n d
shamefully craven- if the courts
should vindicate Dr. Davis' appeal
to the Constitution?
David Braybrooke
A Tribute
To Dean
It is with a sense of irrepar-
able loss that the Executive
Committee of the University of
Michigan Annuitants Associa-

tion records the death, on June
4, 1954, of the first president
and one of the founders of the
organization, James B. Edmon-
son, Dean - Emeritus of the
School of Education. Although
not unmindful of the uncertain-
ties of life attendant on ad-
vanced age, his associates were
grievously shocked by his sud-
den decease at the close of a day
spent actively in his normal
pursuits. It would seem that
they had anticipated an indefi-
nite prolongation of the bound-
less energy and varied interests
which not only had character-
ized his long academic career
but was continuously manifest-
ed after his retirement in 1953.
The distinguished achieve-
ments of Dean Edmonson as an
educator and a citizen will be
properly recognized in the an-
nals of the University, the State,
and the Nation. For his leader-
ship had wide -ramifications in
the world of education, serving,
as he did, on many national,
and even international, councils
and commissions, one of which,
at the time of his death, was
concerned to foster close cultur-
al ties between the United
States and Canada. These not-
able accomplishments may well
be left to the competent ap-
praisal of educational history,
rather than to this modest trib-
ute of associates whom he
brought together in a bond of
fellowship and mutual helpful-

IN HIS ANNUAL budget mes-
sage, transmitted last Jan. 21,
President Eisenhower renewed a
request he had made just before
the adjournment of the first ses-
sion of the Eighty-third Congress
a year ago this week. The national
debt wat then "close to the legal
limit of $275 billions." The Pres-
ident asked that this limit be
raised lest cash balances f a 11
"dangerously low."
In response to the President's
original request the House voted
to increase the statutory debt limit
from its present $275 billions to
$290 billions., Largely because of
the personal influence of Senator
Harry F. Byrd of Virginia the
measure never came to a vote in
the Senate. It is not necessary to
put the legislation through the
House again, but it again seems
to be an open question as to how
it will fare this year in the Senate
Finance Committee.
The big squeeze on the Treasury,
so far as operating within the debt
limit is concerned, comes in the
second half of the calendar year.
The principal reason for this is
to be found in the so-called Mills
Plan, adopted in 1950. Under the
Mills Plan corporate income taxes,
which up to that time were payable
in quarterly installments over the
entire year, were to be moved up
gradually until by 1955 they would
become payable in their entirety
in the first six months. Last year,
under this schedule, 80 per cent
of this tax had become due be-
tween January and June, leaving
but 20 per cent to be collected
between July and December.
Some of those who opposed

increasing the debt limit last
year are now pointing to the
fact that the Treasury "sur-
vived" without such authoriza- ;
tion as evidence of the correct-
ness of their position. That de-
pends a good deal on what one
means by "survival." The fact
is that at one point toward the
close of 1953 the Treasury
reached a point where it had
exhausted it borrowing power
completely and was down to a
cash balance of $2.8 billions,
which is roughly half the amount
regarded as consonant .with
sound fiscal management.
Nor is that the entire story. Be.
cause the Senate committee eleo-
ted to maintain this arbitrary,
ceiling on the borrowing power of
the Treasury-which, as everyone
knows, has no control over either'
appropriations of tax rates-the
latter's freedom of choice in the
management of its affairs was'
seriously curtailed. It was unable
to take advantage of the favorable;
money market conditions prevail-
ing in the fall to raise funds
through the sale of bonds. At the(I
same time it was compelled to
resort to various makeshift and
undignified devices. This fall, with'
only 10 per cent of 1953 corporate
taxes payable between July and~
December under the Mills Plan
schedule, the squeeze on the Trea-
sury will almost certainly be worse
than a year ago.
Some have urged as an alterna-
tive to increasing the Treasury's'
borrowing power that the same
result might be achieved by re-
defining the term "public debt."
-New York Times

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During the week of August 2, the
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The pool will close for the summer
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All students who desire credit for
work done in the summer session will
be required to take examinations at
the close of the session.
Examinations in Eight-week Courses
Hr. of Recitation Time of Exam
8.........Thursday 8-10
9 ..................... Friday 8-10
10--.................Thursday 2-4
11.................... Friday 2-4
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For additional information concern-
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pointments, 3528 Administration Bldg.,
Ext. 371.
Linguistic Institute Lecture. "Cur-
rent Research on Bilingualism." Uriel
Weinreich, Columbia University. 7:30
p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for James Pat-
rick Jans, Mathematics; thesis: "On the
Indecomposable Representations of Al-
gebras," Thursday, August 5, East
Council Room, Rackham Bldg., at 4:00
p.m. Chairman, R. M. Thrall.
Seminar in Applied Mathematics will
meet Thursday, August 5, at 4:00 in
Rm. 247 West Engineering. Speaker:
Mr. John Line. Topic: Harmonic Func-
tions in the Semi-Infinite Strip.

Seminar in Mathematical Statistiest
Friday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in Roon
3201 Angell Hall. Mrs. Chou will speak
on the Behrens-Fisher test.
Doctoral Examination for David Ste (
venson, English Language and Litera
ture; thesis: "The Critical Principles
and Devices of Max Beerbohm," ri
day, August 6, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
R. C. Boys.
Doctoral Examination for Rud I.
Meyerstein, Romance Languages and
Literatures; thesis: "A PositionalDe.
termination of semantic Equivalences
in French, English, and German," Prl.
day, August 6, West Council Room,,
Rackham Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
Ernst Puigram.
Carillon Recital: 7:15 Thursday ev.e-
ning, August 5, by Percival Price, Univ
versity Carillonneur. The program of
American works will include-Samuel
Barber's Suite. Menotti's Six Compoul-
tions for Carillon; Nina Rota's Cam-
pana a sera, Campana a festa; A Song
for Bells by Daniel Pinkham, Theme
and variations for Carillon by Theo.
Rusterholz, Piece for Carillon by Karl
Magnuson, and Carillon Prelude by
Tom Kinkead.
Clements Library. Museum Collections.
General Library. Women as Authoe,
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. =gyp-
tian Antiquities-a loan exhibit from
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York City.
Michigan Historical Collection. The
University in 1904.
Museum of Art. Three Women Paint-
Exhibition of Recent Publications and
of work in progress in linguistic geo-'>
graphy and dialectology. 2-5 p.m., July
28 - August 6 1954. Sat. 10-12. 3015
Rackham Building. y
Events Today
The Marriage of Figaro will be pre-
sented by the Department of Speech
and The School of Music at 8 p m. i
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Thurs
day, Friday, Saturday and Monday, Au-
gust 5, 6, 7 and 9. Tickets are avail-
able at the Lydia Mendelssohn Bor Of-{
fice from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The International Tea, sponsored by
the International Center and the In
ternational Student Association, will
be held in the Madelon Pound House,
1024 Hill Street, Thursday, August 5,
at 4:30 until 6 o'clock.
The Economics Clam Chowder and
Marching Society: Dr. Rudolf Richter,
who is visiting Ann Arbor this summer
from the University of Frankfurt am
Main, will be the guest speaker of the
Economics Department's graduate dis-
cussion group this Thursday. His topic
is: "Some Problems in Oligopoly The-m
ory." An informal discussion will fol.
low. Thursday, August 5. 8:00 p.m.
Rackham Bldg., West Conference Room.
Sailing Club meets this Thursday,
7 p.m., In the Union. Everyone wel-
comed. Enthusiasm not experiene
The Sociedad ,Hispanica of the Da
partment of Romance Languages of tW
University will hold a meeting on
Thursday, August 5, at 8 p.m., in the
Kalamazoo Room of the Michigan Lea-
gue. Professor Enrique Anderson-Im-
bert will speak in Spanish on the sub-
Sect, "La Vida Intelectual en Madrid;".
and Professor William Merhab will
speak in English on the subject, "An
American Professor in South America."
The meeting is open to allIntrest
in Spanish culture and civilization.

The Federal
Debt Ceiling

At the Michigan..
LIVING IT UP with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
PEOPLE WHO LIKE Martin and Lewis might
well enjoy this film. People who like Martin
and Lewis are clearly capable of anything.
This is, I understand, the third time around for
the story on which the movie is based. It started
life as a movie appearing in the thirties, and emerg-
ed again more, recently as the Broadway produc-
tion Hazel Flagg.
As the above name indicates, the protagon-
ists of the two earlier versions were women.
In Living It Up, the name is changed to Homer
Flagg and with this slight alteration the role
is filled by Jerry Lewis.
Mr. Lewis is a railroad station agent in Desert

sions but I -can make a shrewd guess as to how the
Martin-Lewis abortion was achieved.
Look, for instance, at this episode: Doctor
Martin has just falsely asserted that Lewis has
radiation poisoning-whereupon his framed copy
of the Hippocratic oath falls off the wall and
hits him on the head (a million laughs in it-
self). Then Martin tops this by clutching his
head and wailing, "Somebody get a doctor."
I am sure that somewhere in every studio there
is a file of such time-worn mots, to 'be used as the
occasion demands. This one would read, "Somebody
get a blank." Then all the script "writer" has to do
is fill this convenient blank with doctor, lawyer,
cop, etc. as the circumstances warrant.
Multiply this operation a few hundred times and
you have a ready-made script, created with scis-
sors and paste and without the tiresome nonsense



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