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ington, Conn., and Washington, D.C.;
and in 10 places in Massachusetts. 261
students took the examinations — 122
preliminary candidates, 128 final candi-
dates, and 11 students already admitted
to college who tried to remove condi-
tions or to anticipate college work. In
addition, 87 students took examinations
of the College Entrance Examination

Board. Of these 2 are final candidates
and 25 are preliminary candidates. 75
students have been admitted to the
Freshman CUss. 58 took the New Plan
examinations, of whom 89 have been ad-
mitted. A considerable number of stu-
dents are expecting to take enough ad-
ditional examinations in September to
complete their records.

The annual meeting and luncheon of
the Radcliffe Union was held in Bertram
Hall on Commencement Day. There
were 160 present. Reports were read
from the officers and committees. The
report of the Secretary was a review of
what the Union has accomplished in the
10 years since it was founded. It has
grown in membership from 80 to 540,
and has not only been a social body, but
it has also done serious work for the Col-
lege. It has raised money for the Li-
brary Endowment Fund and the Dean's
Fund, given the rent of the Radcliffe
Union Room in Bertram Hall as a grad-
uate scholarship, published the Radcliffe
Book, the Bulletin, and the Radcliffe
Song Book, and established committees
on Distant Work, Vocational Guidance,
Music, the Biographical Catalogue, and
Cooperation with the Alumnse Asso-
ciation. After the reading of the reports
it was voted that a committee be ap-
pointed to report on raising an annual
college fund to be given by former Spe-
cials; that on the annual Union bill op-
portunity be given for voluntary sub-
scription for the support of the Union
Room; that $25 be given from the Union
Treasury towards its support. A vote of
thanks was given the Committee in
charge of the Biographical Catalogue.
The following officers were elected for
1015-16: Vice-pres., M. C. Nichols; sec.,
Mrs. Sidn^ Peterson; director, L. W.
Hopkinson; nominating committee, E.
Adams, Mrs. Irving Babbitt, S. W. Ben-
nett, Mrs. C. J. Enebuske.

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The annual buflinefls meeting of the
Alumnae Association was held on Com-
mencement Day with the unusually
large attendance of 140 or more. The
Treasurer reported $S646.74 on hand, of
which $484.94 is for life memberships
and prepaid dues. There are 1102 mem-
bers beside 83 members of 1915 who have
just joined. The Association voted again
to contribute $100 toward the support of
the Radcliffe Bureau of Occupations.
The Association also voted to make an-
nual its contribution of $25 to the fellow-
ship of the Boston Branch of the Asso-
ciation of Collegiate Alumnie. The pro-
posal to admit holders of the A.A. degree
to membership in the Radcliffe Alunmn
Association was rejected. The delegates
to the Association of Collegiate Alumnae
Convention at San Francisco in August
were instructed not to vote at all on the
question, "Shall the A.C.A. endorse wo-
man suffrage?" They were further in-
structed to expliun that the Radcliffe
Alumnffi Association takes this poation
because it believes such was not the pur-
pose for which it was formed. S. C. Hart,
'92, is A.C.A. Councillor for 1915-17.
A. L. Crocker, '96, is Auditor for 1915-
16. The balloting for Alumnse Associate
resulted in the nomination of A. H. Bur-
rage, '92.

The Alumnie Dinner, at which 409
alumnae and 16 guests were present, was
served in Agassiz House. After the din-
ner the Alumnse Chorus sang Radcliffe
songs. Then Miss Humphrey, president
of the Alumme Association, having wel-
comed the alumnae, said of Miss Irwin
that with her death came the realization
of all that she had brought to Radcliffe
College by her strong personality and
broad vision, and quoted Miss Irwin's
own words expressing her aims for the
College: "There shall women learn to be
strong, unselfish, fearless, and free, and to
use their freedom for the good of others.

never for themsdves." Miss Humphrey
called on representatives from 1905,
1900, 1895, and 1890,who spoke for their
classes. Miss Boody spoke with affec-
tionate appreciation of Miss Irwin,
touched upon various events of the col-
lege year, and held out as inspiration to
Radcliffe graduates the generous devo-
tion of time and wisdom by the members
of the governing boards. President Mary
E. WooUey. of Mt. Holyoke College,
urged her hearers to carry into the world
the constructive mind — the power of
quick response, of clear-cut deduction,
of discrimination, of resourcefulness —
and also that power of applied character
without which the material progress of
civilization is in vain. Pres. Briggs spoke
on the danger in a certain phrase popular
nowadays — "living one's own life" —
which means not self-development but
self-destruction. This generation, he said,
has been taught the peril of progress
without faith and love. As college men
and women let us not be afraid to pro-
claim the doctrine that the one divine
thing in a woman's life as in a man's is
human love.

Bertha M, Boody, R. '99.


The Class of 1915 celebrated its Class
Day week with all the festivities and
splendor of past years. The opening
event was Pres. LoweH's Baccalaureate
address to the Seniors in Appleton Chap-
el on the afternoon of Sunday, June 20.
The keynote of the address was a warn-
ing to the graduating class to form their
standards of life carefully and to re-
shape these continually in the light of
personal experience, the text coming
from Matt, vi, 22: "If therefore thine
eye be single, thy whole body shall be
full of light."

The second day of Commencement

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wedc (^>ened with the exercues of the
Phi Beta Kappa Society in Sanders The-
atre, featured by the oration by JTames
Fold Rhodes, LL.D. '01, of Boston, on
the life of Linoohi, and the poem by
Alfred Noyes. The social activities of
the week began in the evening. The
seventeenth annual Senior Spread, held
in Memorial Hall at that time, brought
together most of the Seniors and their

Class Day itself, Tuesday, saw very
few deviations from the program and
arrangements of the year before. Prob-
ably thmugh habituation, the absence
of trees did not mar the appearance of
the Yard as noticeably as in 1914, while
the shower that fell for a short time after
the Stadium exercises did not affect the
brilliance of the electric fountains and
strings <^ JTiHfMnese lanterns. The Senior
class gathered in front of Holworthy
Hall at o'clock in the morning, to
march to a special service in Appleton
Chapel conducted by Prof. G. H. Pal-
mer, '64. At 10.45 o'clock the Seniors
again assembled in the Yard, and
marched to Sanders Theatre for the
usual morning exercises of Class Day.
The program consisted of the oration by
W. M. Washburn, '15, of New York; the
poem by L. deJ. Harvard, '15, of Lon-
don, Eng.; and the ode by D. C. Jo-
sephs, '15, of Newport, R.I. Alumni,
Seniors, and undeiKslassmen met in the
Yard in the afternoon, and paraded to
the Stadium, where D. R. Sigoumey,
'15, of Boston, gave the Ivy Oration.
W. H. Trumbull, Jr., '15, first marshal
of the graduating class, handed over
the Senior colors, green and white, to
the Freshman president, W. J. Murray,
'18, of Natick, and a lively confetti
battle ended the exercises. In the
evening ^the University Glee Club fol-
lowed the precedent set last year, hold-
ing their concert on the steps of the

Widener Library instead of in front of

Undergraduate discussion of whether
Harvard men should participate in the
summer military camps established by
the United States Army continued
through the spring with almost as much
q>irit as in March and April, when the
Crvnuon first opened the controversy.
The "militarists," as they are popularly
designated for brevity, went to the ex-
tent of having talks in the Union by
Maj.-Gen. Leonard Wood, m '84, Adjt.-
Gen. C. H. Cole, and Pres. Lowell on the
evening of May 28. Fifty-six students
this summer registered for the vacation
instruction, 50 going to the military
camp at Plattsburg, N.Y., and the others
to Ludington, Mich., or Chickamauga
Park, Ga. In q>ite of this large number
who have been getting army training,
the opinion of the undergraduates is still
largely divided, for a number of other
students attended the conference con-
ducted by Norman Angell, author of the
Qreot lUusion, at Ithaca, N.Y., in June.
At the instigation of the Crimson, repre-
sentatives of both views came together
to send a letter to Pres. Wilson on May
16, signed by 250 students, assuring the
President of the support of Harvard stu-
dents in the stand which he was taking
in the European situation, and pledging
support in case a recourse to force proved

At the dose of the successful year of
the Freshman dormitories, the class of
1018 held a Jubilee on the afternoon and
evening of June 1. The program began
with a reception in the open quadrangle
of Smith Halls, followed by a concert by
the Freshman Mandolin Club under the
leadership of L. K. Moorehead, '18, of
Andover. A buffet supper was served in
the Smith Dining Room. At 7.30 o'clock
glee dubs representing the three halls
sang in a competitive meet, Pres. Lowell

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presenting the cup to the victorious
Standiflh Hall dub on the decision of the
judges. The entertainment dosed with
dancing in the Common Rooms of the
three dormitories. The event was man-
aged by the following committee from
the class: Murray Taylor (chairman),
J. K. Berry, Jr., R. G. Brown, J. R. Busk,
R. C. Cooke, C. L. Harrison, Jr., V. B.
Kellett, W. D. D. Morgan, R. K. Os-
borne, F. H. Stephens, Mosdey Tay-

The Freshman Red Book showed the
same enterprise and desire for innova-
tion that has marked the chws of 1918
throughout the year. The book was
bound in leather, instead of in doth as
heretofore, and induded individual pic-
tures of the members of the dass and sev-
eral photographs of the new dormitories,
being in size and quality, if not in shape,
more like the Senior Clas» Album than
like previous Red Books,

Two successful and pretentious dra-
matic projects were staged in the Sta-
dium during the spring under the aus-
pices of departments of the University.
On the evening of June 4, Wagner's
Siegfried was presented by the following




Mme. Schumann-Heink


Mme. Alma Gluck


Mr. Albert Reiee

Der Wanderer,

Mr. Clarence Whitehill


Mr. Otto Gorita


Mr. BaaU Ruysdael



Mr. Alfred Herta

The orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
Company, New York, played. The work
of the artists was highly conmiended
by the critics. The Stadium, however,
seemed hardly fitted for the production
of such an opera, because the music often
did not carry to the large section of seats
in the bowl, while the painted sky and
trees of the scenery created a poor il-
lusion when the corresponding natural

features were visible above or b^ond
the stage. The audience numbered about
17,000 people.

Following bis appearance in the Yale
Bowl, Granville Barker, assisted by
Lillah McCarthy, presented two plays
of Euripides, Iphtgenia in Tauri*, and
The Trojan Women, in the Stadium on
the afternoons of May 18 and 19. The
costumes and scenery were especially
marked as good reproductions of the
dassic drama.

The "47 Woriuhop," Prof. Baker's
dramatic laboratory, gave as its fourth
production of the year The Waoee of
Torre, a one«ct piece by Miss Ethd
Gaire Randall, followed on the next two
evenings by performances of Between the
Lines, by Mra. Charlotte B. Chorpen-

The Dramatic Club dected the follow-
ing new members this spring: L. G. Bud-
long, '17, of Bismarck, N.D.; A. Dixon,
Sd. '16, of Oak PariL, lU.; R. T. Fry. '17,
of Claremont,N.H.; M. A. Hawkins, '18,
of Chicago, 111.; H. A. Johnson, '15, of
Chicago, lU.; P. C. Lewis, '17, of Indian-
apolis, Ind.; R. A. May, '18, of Groton;
H. SchoUe, '18, of New York, N. Y.; C. A.
Trafford, Jr., '16, of Worcester; H. P.
Weston, '16, of Haverford, Pa.; T. H.
White, '17, of Clevdand, O.; and A, L.
Whitman, '18, of Cambridge.

The following staff has been appointed
for the fall production of the Dramatic
Club : Stage manager, E. A. Whitney, '17,
of Augusta, Me.; assistant stage mana-
gers, E. P. Goodnow, '17, of Brookline,
and S. J. Rogers, '17, of Cambridge;
property manager, R. A. May, '18, of
Groton; assistant property manager,
F. E. Raymond, '18, of Boston; dectri-
cian, F. B. Foster, '17, of Milton; assist-
ant electridan, L. G. Budlong, '17, of
Bismarck, N.D.; business manager, W.
S. Mack, Jr., '17, of New York; asastant
business managers, T. Clark, '17, of Spo-

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kane. Wash.; and G. T. Nichols, '17, of
Danvers; publicity manager, W. H.
Meeker, '17, of New York.

Over 100 guests, including a large
number of past editors, were present at
the 42d annual dinner of the CrmMm in
the Assembly Room of the Union on the
evening of May 12. Pres. F. Graves, '15,
as toastmaster, introduced the following
speakers: Talcott Williams, director of
the Columbia University School of Jour-
nalism; Arthur D. Hill, '00, of Boston;
James T. T^^lliams, Jr., editor of the
Boston Transeripi: and R. E. Connell,
'15, president of the Lampoon and edi-
torial chairman of the Crimson.

The spring elections of the Crimson
resulted as follows: Pies. R. H. Stiles,
'16, of l^tchburg; mana^^ng editor, D.
H. Ingram, '16, of Chicago, 111.; business
manager, F. G. C. O'Neill, '16. of St.
Louis, Mo.; sec., K. P. Culbert, '17, of
East Orange, N.J.; assistant business
manager, M. V. Turner, '17, of Denver,
Col.; circulation manager, W. D. Kelley,
Sd, '17, of Chattanooga, Tenn. At the
same time the following candidates were
elected to the board: Editorial editors,
C. Laporte, '16, of Lander, Wyo.; E. E.
Hagler, Jr., '16, of Springfield, HI.; news
editors, J. P. Cover, Jr., '17, of Lima,
0.; H. R. Guild, '17, of Boston; J. S.
Love, '17, of Cambridge; G. M. HoHis-
ter, '18, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; J. S.
Taylor, '18, of Rochester, N.Y.; W. H.
Wheeler, Jr., '18, of Yonkers, N.Y.; J. T.
Bishop, '18, of Mankato, Kan.

Tbe officers <^ the Monthly for 1915-
16 are: Editor-in-chief, R. S. Mitchell,
'15, of Cmdnnati. O.; sec., J. R. Dos
Passos, Jr., '16, of Washmgton, D.C.;
treas., C. A. Trafford, Jr., '16, of Wor-
cester; circulation manager, W. H. Shat-
tuck, '16, of Wobum. The following
three were elected literary editors of the
Monthly last spring: R. W. Chubb, '15,
of StLouis, Mo.; T. Nelson, '18, of Hub-

bard Woods, 111.; C. G. Paulding, '18, oi

An association of illustrated college
magazines, similar to the associations of
college dailies and comic magazines, has
been formed by the lUustraied^ the Cor^
nell Era, the Princeton Pictorial Renew,
and the Yale Courant. The purpose of
the organization is to facilitate the ez-
diange of articles, cuts, and photographs,
and to bring about cooperation between
the advertising departments of the dif-
ferent papers.

The University Musical Clubs closed
their first year under the new form of
organization with a concert and dance
at the Chestnut Hill Gub on May 14.
The members held their annual dinner
on the following Wednesday at the West-
minster Hotel, Boston, Paul Blackmur,
'15, secretary of the Glee Club, acting as
toastmaster. In place of the conflicting
authority of three leaders of the Glee,
Mandolin, and Banjo Clubs, the Musical
Clubs are now under the direction of a
single executive committee, at the head
oi which are a president and manager.
W. W. Kent, '16, of New York, and A.
S. Peabody, '16, of Maiden, have been
elected president and vice-president r^
spectively for next year.

With the advent of the new dormito-
ries, the Freshmen abandoned the usual
form of Musical Clubs with a long sched-
ule of spring concerts. A class glee club
was formed which participated in a dual
concert with the club from Rindge Man-
ual Training Hi^ School, Cambridge,
on May 14. The Freshman Mandolin
Club, organized primarily to take part
in the Jubliee, gave a concert in Brook-
line on June 2. H. D. Jordan, '18, and
J. W. Angell, '18, both of Chicago, III.,
were manager and assistant manager of
the Mandolin Club.

At the 107th annual dinner of the
Pierian Sodality, Eugene Modeste AHoo,

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of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was
appointed conductor for 1915-16. This
action marks a distinct departure from
the custom among undergraduate musi*
cal organisations, which has always re*
quired a student as leader, but is not
far out of line with the Pierian*s policy
of importing outside talent for certain
difficult parts in the annual concert at
Sanders Theatre in place of training stu-
dents to fill these positions. The other
officers are: Pres. E. B. Packard, '16, of
Watertown; vice-pres., A. Belden, Jr.,
'16, of Albion, N.Y.; manager, W. JT.
Brown, '17, of Hymouth; assistant man-
ager, D. O. Woodbury, '18, of Ogunquit,
Me.; sec., P. D. Woodbridge, '17,of West
Newton; treas., A. L. Whitman, '18, of

On the night before the Phi Beta
Kappa exercises in Sanders Theatre, five
additional members of the graduating
class were elected to membership: S. T.
Barker, of Cambridge; J. Bovingdon, of
Seattle, Wash.; W. B. Field, of Lowell;
F. G. Harriman, of Ariington; H. Jack-
son, Jr., of Boston. The following were
electedhonorary members: Alfred Noyes,
poet at the literary exercises; S. E.
Mezes, '92, president of the College of
the City of New York; Prof. C. N.
Greenough. '98; O. G. ViUard, '93, edi-
tor of the New York Evening Fofi,
The officers of the society for 1915-16
are: Pres., Prof. C. H. Grandgent, '88;
vice-pres., W. O. Taylor, *79; sec., W. C.
Lane, '81; treas., R. H. Dana, '74. K. B.
Murdock, '16, of Chestnut Hill, has been
elected secretary of the undergraduate
members of the society and also chair-
man of the Phi Beta Kappa scholastic
service bureau, which gives free advice
and aid to delinquent students. The
annual dinner of the undergraduate mem-
bers was held in the City Club, Boston,
on the evening of May 21 . The speakers
included Dean Briggs, R. Cutler, '16, of

Brookline, orator of the society, and
K. B. Murdock, '16, of Chestnut Hill,

The fifth annual triangular debate
between the Freshman teamsof Harvard,
Yale, and Princeton on May 7 resulted
in a triple tie, each negative team win-
ning at home. The subject was, "Re-
solved, That the United SUtes should
abolish the Monroe Doctrine as part of
its foreign policy-" The Freshmen won
a unanimous decision over the Princeton
1918 team in the New Lecture Hall by
the strength of their arguments, al-
though the visitors were more skilful in
thdr form of presentation. The affirma-
tive lost to the Yale freshmen at New
Haven. The members of the Freshman
squad were: NegaiiM — W. S. Murphy,
of Fall River; H. S. Walker, of Scarboro»
Me.; £. Wcissbuch, of New York;
affirmative — L. Brentano, of Orange^
N.J.; D. Davies, of Pueblo, Col.; W. L.
Prosser, of Minneapolis, Minn.; otttfr-
noteff — P. Benton, of Warren, O.; N.
Muskin, of Omaha, Neb.; W. M. Silver-
man, of Cambridge.

The University Debating Council has
chosen the following new officers for
1915-16: Pres., C. A. Trafford, Jr., '16,
of Worcester; vice-pres., H. Epstein, '16,
of Brooklyn. N.Y.; sec., A. G. Paine, '17,
of Spokane, Wash. The following were
elected members of the Council during
the spring: F. M. Atwood, '18, P. Ben-
ton, '18, L. Brentano, '18, R. W. Chubb»
•16, E. C. Davidson, '17, D. Davies, '18,
W. Goettling, '16, C. Laporte, '16, W. S.
Murphy, '18. N. Muskins, uC, W. L.
Prosser, '18, E. R. Roberts, '16, W. M.
Silverman, '18, A. M. Sonabend, '18,
H. S. Walker, '18, E. Weissbuch, '18.

Eighteen undergraduates competed in
the annual extemporaneous speaking
contest of the Speakers' Club, the silver
cup for first prize going to R. B. South-
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ooDtert last year. A. G. Fame, '17» of
Spokane, Wash., was second. In this
competition, each contestant was given
his subject about three hours before he
was called on to speak; this allowed him
time to look up any necessaiy statistics,
but not to prepare a set speech.

Pres. Eliot was the speaker at the
annual Memorial Day exercises in San-
ders Theatre under the auspices of the
Memorial Society. Pres. A. P. Fitch, '00.
of Andovcr Theological Seminary, was
the chaplain, and Major H. L. Higgin-
son, '^, was the presiding officer. The
parade from the Yard to Memorial Hall
was marshaled by W. H. Trumbull, Jr.,

15, and L. deJT. Harvard, '15.
Ei|^ty-four essajrs, 17 by graduate

students and 67 by undergraduates, were
submitted in the annual competition for
the Bowdoin Prizes. The awards were
made to the following: Oradtudes — 6.
B. Reed, 3G., of Berwick, N.S.; W. O.
Sfaepard, 16., of Los Angeles, Cal.; G. L.
Wendt, 80., of Boston; undergraduaUs
— first prize, E. L. Wolf, *15, of Qeve-
land, O.; second prises, H. G. Hies, '15,
of Bozbuiy, and L. S. Levy, '17, of
Geveland, O. Essays by the following
28 men received honorable menti<m: R.
W. Babcock, 17, E. W. Chubb, 15,
M. Cohen, 15, H. Cohn, 15, H. Epstein,

16, A. Fisher, 15, H. Goldberger, 16,
H. Jadcson, Jr., 15, R. F. Kelley, 15,
L S. Levy, 17, W. E. McCurdy, 16,
R. W. Nelson, 16, H. A. Packard, 15,
S. A. Peters, uC, C. C. Peterson, 15,
H. W. Schlaffhorst, 15, C. H. Smith, 15,
B. J. Snyder, 17, B. Solberg, uC, P. M.
Symonds, 15, M. Taylor, 16, F. W.
Tliompson, 16.

The Pasteur Medal was awarded to
P. L. Sayre, 16, of Chicago, 111., in the
seventeenth annual debate. Sayre sup-
ported the affirmative of the proposition,
"Resolved, That the French claims to
Alsace are paramount.'*

To remedy one of the chief defects in
the organisation of the Student Council,
that body has voluntarily reduced its
own size from 45 to 84 members. Con-
structive work by the Council has been
seriously hampered during the past year
by inability to get quorums at the stated
meetings and by the general unwieldi-
ness of a body of its size, with the result
that most oi the valuable achievements
of the Coundl have been accomplished
by the small executive committee. Most
of the &x^fficio members, such as the
presidents of publications and the five
major sport captains, could not be spared
from the Council without impairing the
representativeness of the body. Any
decrease could come most conveniently
in the members elected by the four
classes. The Seniors particularly could
reduce their contingent of elected mem-
bers, because they were already fully
represented by the ejxfficio members,
most of whom are Seniors. It was fur-
thermore deemed advantageous to have
at least four members from the Junior
dass, since two Junior members must
serve on the executive committee, and
sudi a number would also provide a
nucleus of experienced members to start
the work of the Senior year. The follow
ing amendment to the constitution was
consequently passed: "That the number
of elected members in the various classes
be as follows : Two Seniors, four Juniors,
one Sophomore, and one Freshman; and
that the &ve major sport managers be
esMjfficio members.

The 1915-16 officers of several special-
interest dubs have been dected as fol-

DipUmatie Club — Prw. C. B. Baker, 3L.,
of FairviUe. N.B.; vioe-preB., P. B. Potter,
IQ., of Long Branob, N. J. ; aeo., C A. Tra£Ford«
Jr., '16, of Worcester; trea8.,I<oy Chang. IG.B.
of Kuangsa Provinoe, China; executive com-
mittee, B. H. KnoUenberg, 2L.,of RichmondU
Ind.; (chairman), G. P. Howard, 2G., of Boe»
ton; G. W. Nasmyth. 3G.. of Ithaca, N.Y.

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Ftd^ration of Territorial Cluh$ — Pres., P.
Lowry. '16, of Erie. Pa.; mc., R. H. Norw«b.
*ld, of Elyria. O.

SoeiaUat Club — Pres., A. C. Binder. '10. of
York, Pa.; ieo.. H. Feie. '16. of New York;
executive committee, D. M. Brunswick. '18.
of New York, B. Stem, '18. of St. Louia, Mo.

InUrnatumal Polity CZud— Pres., W. H.

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