Organ Recital at Aberdare. On Thursday evening last an ex- cellent organ recital was given at Beth- ania (C.M.) Chapel. The artistes were: Mr Alfred Hollins, of Edinburgh, the world-renowned blind organist; Miss Dilys Jones, London, the famous Welsh contralto, and Mr Lloyd Chandos, Lon- don, the great English tenor. The pro- gramme opened with a splendid com- position, entitled Overture No. 1," composed by Mr Hollina, and dedicated to the late Dr E. J. Hopkins, whose pupil he was. The manner in which the organist played his opening overture showed clearly that he was a remark- ably fine player. Miss Dilys Jones sang the song, Easter Hymn (F. Bridge) excellently, and had to respond to an encore by singing Cariad Mam." An- other organ selection, Andante in F Sharp Minor" (Wesley) was played by Mr Hollins, and brought forth rounds of applause, to which the organist re- peatedly bowed. Mr Lloyd Chandos sang Far from my heavenly home" (Teschemacher), and responded to an irresistible encore with Love of the Moon." An old Welsh song was next given by Miss Dilys Jones, who had quite infected her audience with her delight- ful singing, again responding with an encore song. Part 1. closed with one of Bach's Fugues, Prelude and Fugue in D." Mr Hollins gave a beautiful example of the great master's smooth and contin- uous writing; the Fugue is a technical study from beginning to end. This is the only programme in the Aberdare Valley this season which contained a Fugue by Bach. They are among the highest and most difficult forms of organ music, and Mr Hollins played the Fugue in a masterly manner. Part II. opened with an organ improvisation by the organist. Professor R. Howells played Captain Morgan's March" on the piano, and Mr Hollins, who is consid- ered facile princeps among organists of the present day, gave a marvellous interpretation of the march on the or- gan. Mr Lloyd Chandos sang by request Sound an Alarm (Handel), his rich voice being heard to advantage in this difficult solo, the concluding bars being played on the organ; the finale was something majestic. Mr Chandos had to sing an encore song. Gounod's March Militaire" was next played by Mr Hollins. This march was originally written for a military band, but makes a very effective organ piece. The mili- tary character is particularly striking in the Coda. Miss Dilys Jones sang an old Welsh song, Hobed o Hilion," and in response to loud applause gave Yr Hen Wr Mwyn as an encore. Miss Jores was again encored, and 6ang Up upon the Downs." The last two songs were very humorous. Two more se- lections, composed by Mr Hollins—(a) Intermezzo"; (b) A Song of Sun- shine "—were played in fine style. Mr Lloyd Chandos gave a lovely ren- dering of Mendelssohn's Be thou faithful into death (St. Paul), and as an encore saug A Psalm of Life." The last item was the overture, William Tell" (Rossini). This well-known over- ture is Rossini's masterpiece, and the masterly manner in which Mr Hollins played it will long be remembered. The final bars played on the great organ rolled and reverberated through the edifice. and brought to a close one of the best organ recitals ever given in the town. Professor R. Howells accom- panied the vocalists in his usual fault- less manner. The secretary of the re- cital was Mr W. B. Stephens, the organ- ist of Bethania. There was a large number present, including nearly all the organists of the district for milos around, and a hope was expressed that Mr Hollins would pay another early visit to Aberdare.
St. David's Day in Paris. The Paris Club Celtique" cele- brated St. David's Day by a banquet held at the Restaurant Vefour within the precincts of the Royal Palace. The banquet was presided over by Mr Guvesse, ex-senator for Western Brittany Toasts were proposed in modern Irish and French by Mr Wil- liam Gibson, of the Gaelic League; in Welsh and French by Mr Morgan Wat- j kin; in Breton and French by Professor Morvran Goblet and the Grand Druid of Brittany. The banquet was followed by a concert of Celtic music, vocal and instrumental, under the direction of Miss Jeannie Williams. It is interes- ting to note that two of the above are patriotic children of Gwalia. Mr Mor- gan Watkin, who was one of the lec- turers at the Summer School at Aber- ystwyth on the Celtic romances, is a brother of the Misses Watkin, Eversley, Trecynon, and Miss Williams is a sister of Dr Mary Williams, of Manchester University, and a native of Aberyst- wyth. Gwyl Dewi Sant was thus cele- brated in Welsh, Breton, Irish, and French.
Will of Mr A. S. Pleace. Mr Alfred Sydney Pleace, of the Rock Brewery, Aberdare, who died 13th Jan- uary last, left estate of the gross value of ^E6,807, with net personalty nil. He left £ 50 and his household and personal eiffects to his wife, and he left his pre- mises, the Vulcan Inn, free of mortgage, and premises held therewith, upon trust for his wife till his youngest child attain the age of 18 years, the business meanwhile being carried on at the dis- cretion of his trustees, and then to divide the same between his children in equal shares. He directed that the re- sidue of his property should be divided, and he left the balance upon trust for his wife during widowhood or until his youngest child should attain the age of 21 years, and then upon trust for his children in equal shares, directing in each case that his adopted daughter, Annie, should in all respects be con- sidered as one of his own children. He gave his trustees powers to carry on his brewery business.
False Economy in Education. BY ALPHA." It is a remarkable fact that when j people are discussing the rates and getting sore over the way they are al- ways going up they generally throw the blame on the charges made for educa- tion. The money spent in educating their children seems to worry them most of all, and when District Coun- cillors cast about in their minds for a way to economise they often turn their minds to schemes to reduce the educa- tion rate, and in this direction many ideas suggest themselves. Unskilled Labour in the Teaching Profession. A trained certificated teacher who has spent two or three years in college draws a larger salary than a teacher who has not been to col- lege, above all than a teacher who has not passed the certificate examination. In their wisdom many Councillors argue that one teacher is as good as another, and proceed to staff the schools with untrained uncertificated teachers. This means a saving of money, but a saving at the expense of the children. Work is not so efficiently done by unskilled as by skilled labour, and a teacher who has had the advantage of devoting two years entirely to self-education is better equipped with the knowledge he or she is afterwards to impart to others. The more one learns the broader becomes one's mind, and the more extensive one's range of ideas. A well-educated teacher can make himself interesting to his class and stimulate their energies better than a teacher whose only chance to learn himself is to spend his evenings in study after a wearying day's work in school. Education is so important that it is false economy to trust the task of training and developing children's minds to any but the best-equipped and most efficient instructors. The Evils of Large Classes.-The cost of educating children is reckoned up at so much per child per annum. Mighti- ly is this money begrudged, and we are all familiar with the complaints made as to the poor results obtained from such a vast expenditure. It is certain- ly a waste of money to outlay it so nig- gardly that good results cannot be ob- tained. The County and District Coun- cillors as afore-mentioned have found out that it is cheaper to educate a large number of children together than to educate a few. Hence schools like bar- racks and large classes. A trained cer- tificated teacher is expected to be re- sponsible for 60 children, and lower grades of teachers for lesser numbers. A large class does not allow fairplay to the teacher or to the child. Teaching becomes a burdensome drudgery when it ought to be a pleasure, and no scholar is able to get that individual attention which ought to be his, and which is ab- solutely necessary if he is to be educat- ed in the true sense of the word. With a large class a teacher is hampered in the carrying on of his work for the chil- dren. It is impossible for him to get into close touch with any of them, and his influence exerted over such large numbers is restricted in its effect. Chil- dren could learn very much better, they could be taught more intelligently, and their school life could be made much brighter if classes were reduced to reas- onable numbers. Teaching, as things are at present, is mechanical, and mon- otonous. The teacher stands in a false relation to the pupils. Education as it ought to he would mean an efficient teacher with a small class, each child getting his "points" studied, his good ones developed and his weak ones strengthened. A willingness on the part of local authorities and the Nation- al Exchequer to spend more money on education, to engage more teachers and reduce the size of classes would bring in an excellent return in the improved intelligence and happiness of the chil- dren who are the future men and women of the country, and upon whom the nrosperity of our nation and empire will depend. Apparatus.—Another difficulty with which teachers have frequently to con- tend is the want of proper apparatus to carry on their work. The desire to save money means in some cases the scanty supply of books, maps, kinder- garten requisites, etc., to the schools. Work cannot be propertly done with- out proper tools, and everyone with any knowledge of the working of an ele- mentary school will agree that money saved by "docking" any of the require- ments of the school is false economy. Municipal Elections. At this time the people of Aberdare are busy with the municipal elections. Now the men who are elected on the District Council form the Education Committee, and will exercise a powerful influence on the schools. There is little need to harp on the value of education to a Welsh pub- lic. The Welsh are noted for their zeal for education. But it is little use knowing the value of education and be- ing eager to extend it without using some means of carrying those ideas into effect. It is of little use to believe in lic, importance of a good education and then vote men into positions they are not able to fill, giving them authority over matters of which they know noth- ing. Our elementary school education is often denounced as a failure. A failure it will continue to be until edu- cational matters are governed by men who have practical knowledge of schools and teaching, not by those who know neither the theory nor the practice of education.
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CWMAMAN SICK FUND. Sir,—May I inform Another Mem- ber that I do not require all the ad- vice that he seemed to be so anxious to give me. I never asked what was the practice of the chief clerk at the col- lieries in South Wales in deducting per- centages for the stoppages at the col- lieries. Sick funds are not kept back at all the collieries in South Wales. My grievance is not with the chief clerk, but to think that we pay £109 a year for keeping the money back at the colliery office to two men, who do the work as a side-line, therefore, throwing another man out of employment. That is, before the Health Insurance Act came into force. Now what do these gentlemen get ? One will draw £ 60 for stoppages to the sick fund. The other gets < £ 48 15s as secretary, assuming that the fund has 1,000 State insured persons. I assume 1,000 because we were told there were 1,100 after the men had been around the collieries canvassing the workmen. Now for his services to that 1,000 the secre- tary will get about £ 91 lOs, that is, £ 140 5s in all; altogether t204 lis, nearly .£4 a week as a side line. That's not so bad is it, Another Member?" This is the kind of advice the poor working-man wants. Surely that is enough money to keep two men to devote their whole time to do the work without exerting an unhealthy influence on the workmen at the colliery or on the com- mittee which manages the fund.—Yours, A MEMBER.
CWMAMAN HALL AND LIBRARY. Sill,-Allow me to reply to a letter which appeared in your last issue, signed Clean Sheet." My friend evi- dently is in for some drastic changes. I am not concerned with his complaints re the sick fund and Miners' Federa- tion. It is with his absurd remarks concerning the hall and library that I wish to deal. He says it is time to look into" the funds of the above in- stitute. Just too late, mv friend. You had the opportunity about six weeks ago. The annual general meeting has been held. The balance sheet has been distributed broad-cast. Every oppor- tunity was given for any "looking into" that might be required. Nevertheless I have no doubt that even new" Clean Sheet would be given every courtesy and fair-play were he to appear before the committee and state his grievances. I"v. lice;' Even that step need not be the last re- sort. A general meeting could be called of all the members, and then justice would be done. With regard to Aberdare people paying for the benefits of the Cwmaman people, surely my friend is not so mean as to begrudge that small amount which is deducted from his earnings ? Possibly he may not be aware of the fact that there are rate- payers in Cwmaman. They have to help to keep going a library and reading- rooms in Aberdare from which they de- rive no benefit. But is not the whole argument childish and petty ? But the effusion of his which created mingled feelings of irritation and amusement in me was his reference to committee-men getting pickings" and sharing "plums." Clean Sheet," I challenge you to prove your assertions. The fact is: to be on the committee of manage- ment of any hall and institute means great sacrifice of time and close at- tention to general committee meetings, sub-committee meetings, etc., which if you do your duty, means sometimes two or three meetings a week. Anyway, as a member of that disreputable body of men, I challenge him to produce facts, either in a public place or through the press, to prove what her says. A mere snap and a sneer won't do.—I remain, CHARLES HANKS (Junior Vice-chairman).
THE BWLLFA STRIKE. Sir,—In your last week's "Leader" I notice a criticism made by some person, who did not have the courage to put his name to it, on the Bwllfa strike, trying to prejudice the minds of the workmen and public of the district by saying that there are at least 100 persons out of the Federation at the Bwllfa Collieries. This is absolutely untrue. If this person were a true Federationist and trying to prevent more non- unionist strikes in the Bwllfa Collieries, he would keep his false statements to himself and not try to create a bitter feeling between our fellow-workmen. At the meeting we had at the Aberdare Theatre before resuming work, the position was fairly and clearly put. It was plainly said that there were a few who had not come into line, and that the system we arranged for the future would soon bring those in. And we are in a position to-day to state that our plan is successful, and that it will terminate non-unionist strikes. I want to know if this person holds us responsible for not having the enginemen and stokers into line? I think he is unreasonable. Whatever he believes in these outside unions we are still of the opinion that the best, plan has been done in regard to these men, that is, to take the ad- vice of our council and not to continue the strike against these men, but for the council to take their own line of action in the matter. I think the wisest thing has been done, considering that no such fight had been fought in the South Wales coalfields against non- unionists. Our fellow-workmen stood loyal, and it would have been a wrorttf- thing to burden them any longer by con- tinuing the strike against the engine- men and stokers when the council could adopt a better method. My advice to this person and to others is: Don't be an enemy and create a bitter feeling in the ranks of the Federation; give your service to the uplifting of the cause. If you and others want to better our Fed- eration you must remember that the only way to be successful is to come to- gether and argue the questions in our meetings, and not make mis-statements which are poisoning the minds of our fellow-workers.—On behalf of the Joint Committee, MORGAN RICHARDS.
THE P.D. JOINT COMMITTEE BUBBLE. "Shall quips and sentences and these paper bullets of the brain awe a man from the career of his humour P" —"Much Ado About Nothing." Dear Sir,—So much has been written and sent out in leaflets and distributed about the collieries regarding the bene- fits we as workmen have derived from the .Federation, and the position it is in to bring further improvements to us that one might suppose the subject had been exhausted. Many aspects have not received all the attention they de- serve. When hard pressed this so- called committee take refuge in fog- land. I should like to know who ap- pointed this committee. Did this self- styled "joint committee" call a gen- eral meeting to consult all workmen whether notices should be tendered? Just think of their audacity, a handful calling themselves a "joint committee" going to control thousands of men! This is a timely reminder that this rul- ing committee is never tired of hoping to ensnare us in the meshes of the Miners' Federation. If this process goes on, which they hope to be the case, the effect will be superfluous. They coerced the timbermen and rippers' union to join them years ago, and that union was in a better financial position when it was forced to break up than the Federation will be, taking its member- ship into consideration. In one of these snippets of so-called subjects of information, issued by this joint com- mittee, they invite intelligent criticism, but one must come to the lodge-room to do it. So? Then anyone asking a question on any point would be howled down is the most unmerciful manner. Another thing given out in one of these snippets is that people do criticise the Federation in tap-rooms. Well, I do not know anything about tap-rooms my- self, as I never enter such places. As- suming there are unfortunately some of our fellow-workmen going to such places, they have got to pay for what they drink there. They don't go to some of those big hotels and restaurants at the expense of the finances of the Federation. And if they get a two- penny ride in a motor-bus on Saturday or Monday to or from Aberaman, they cannot afford to hire motor-cars or taxi- cabs like some officials of the Feder- ation. Will anyone of the joint com- mittee answer the following:- (1) What is the reason that the balance sheet issued from the central office is marked "For Private Use of Executive" ? (2) What is the annual expense of the Federation in South Wales ? (3) How much is paid for motor-cars and taxicabs? (4) What is the actual amount paid for stamps for every department in this valley every year? In summing up this Joint Committee I may say, "Mene, Tekel, Upharsin."— I am, PRO BONO PUBLICO.
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Football. BY "SPECTATOR." Association. Southern League, Di- vision II.—Playing at home before scarcely a thousand people Aberdare could do no better than share two goals with Llanelly in a game which for three- parts of the 90 minutes ran in favour of the Darians. It was not a case of clever defence by the Tinplaters, but rather the shortcomings of the home front line when within shooting range. Time after time they invaded the visit- ing goal area only at the last moment to fail badly in finishing up smart move- ments which had all the appearance of goals. Cyril Smith, who has been mak- ing a name for himself in the front line of the local Thursday side, was given a trial in the centre-forward position. Taking everything into consideration his display certainly merits another trial. His great weakness when playing for the mid-week eleven is his fondness for hugging the ball, but he played most unselfishly, and made many capital open- ings. The other new man, Berrington, of the Grenadier Guards, who played in place of Alf Goodwin acquitted himself creditably. He made a bad slip early on the game, but soon became more at ease, and as the game wore on Freeman, the Llanelly crack centre-forward, showed great respect for the ex-soldier. He should prove a useful member of the team. Llanelly were the first to score, Bird on the left sending in a cross shot, which Jeffreys misjudged owing to the strong wind. The home eleven played up strongly after this unexpected reverse, but luck was not very kind to them, when after having most of the game a penalty taken by Bilson was easily cleared by Gosling, the visiting goalie. The Darians crossed over a goal down. but judging by their determined attacks in the opening of the second half Llan- elly were in for a warm time. Within five minutes of the end the home team equalised through Geo Phillips, who scored from a penalty awarded for a foul committed by the visiting goalie. The visitors wer3 extremely lucky to take away a point. The game was conspicuous for its absence of any excitement, due, perhaps, to the fact that the points at stake were of no importance to either side. In mid-field the Darians were always the better team, but their for- wards lacked that extra bit of dash when nearing goal. Thornton simply toyed with the ex-Darian Bracher in the first half, but in the latter part Hughy was not allowed much scope. The half- backs played a strong game. young Pillinger being most prominent. Bilson was in one of his best moods, and with his new partner helped to subdue the opposing forwards. Harry Jeffreys had very little to do between the sticks, but when called upon he appeared to be quite safe. On Monday in a Welsh League contest the Darians put it across Ton Peutre at the New Athletic Grounds to the tune of three clear goals. The score, however, does not nearly represent the superiori- ty of the home eleven, who would have put on a record score had it not been for the fine goalkeeping of Green, who was kept busy throughout. On the other hand Jeffreys was not called upon to handle on more than three occasions, thanks to a fine display by the backs and halves. The shooting of the forwards showed a decided improvement on that of Saturday, Bob Nash, who played in- side right, rarely missing a chance of having a pot at the target. Alf Griffiths scored the best goal of the match from quite twenty yards range. Fred Lewis and Nash were the other scorers. < On Saturday next a battle royal will take place at the Ynys when Pontypridd are the visitors in a Southern League game. Ponty, as everyone knows, are a warm handful, and the Darians will have to exert themselves more than a little to obtain the verdict over the Welsh Cup Finalists. I am informed that Fred Rose is likely to again make his appearance after a long absence duo to a poisoned leg. w • On Monday Mid-Iihondda, Swansea's conquerors, are due in a Welsh League game. The Rhonddaites have improved out of all recognition since they last appeared on the Athletic Grounds, and it is up to Aberdare to show their follow- ers that they also can improve when necessary. Billy Bradbury seems to have regained the confidence of the Oldham Directors. He was selected to take up the centre- forward position in the English Cup Tie against Everton on Saturday last, and according to reports he did not do badly. < it In the Cup Competition open to Third Division Welsh League Clubs, which includes the Thursday section, the Aber- dare Thursdays romped round Trelewis on the latters' enclosure beating them by no less than five goals to nil. Cyril Smith, who made his debut in the Town Team on Saturday, bagged four of the points. The Thursdays are now in the semi-final stage of the competition. BY MUDDIED OAF." ASSOCIATION. Welsh League, Division IV.—Roberts- town v. Treharris Juniors.—Played at the Treharris Enclosure on Saturday. The RobertstoWn team included Goal, D. Edwards; backs, D. Rowland Rees and D. Griffiths; halves. Jack Jones, Tom Watkins, and Arthur Davies; forwards, Lewis Evan Thomas, W. Mor- gan, Tom Dally, Percy Gardner, and Dicky Rees. Tom Dally and Percy Gard- ner scored for Robertstown, who ob- tained the lead at the interval by two goals to nil. After the change of ends the homesters were twice awarded a penalty. Final score, two goals each. •1 ¥ • Hirwain Stars v. Treharris Rangers. —This 5th Division League match took place at the Hirwain Grounds on Sat- urday last. Mr Tom Williams, Pengam (formerly of Robertstown) refereed. In the first moiety Treharris led by two goals to nil. After the change of ends Hirwain reduced their opponents' lead with a good shot. Both teams added two goals each. Final score: Treharris Rangers, 4 'goals; Hirwain Stare, U goals. # On Saturday last the Penrhiwceiber Guild entertained Nelson in a second division Welsh League match, when Penrhiwceiber emerged the winners by four goals to two. BY "ONLOOKER." The draw for the semi-finals Welsh Amateur Cup resulted as follows: — Llanidloes v. Aberaman Athletic, to be played at Brecon on March 29th; Gwersyllt v. Johnstown at Wrexham on March 15th. Mr Tudor Davies, Cefn, will referee the LlanidloeB v. Aberaman match. • • • Cwmaman Windsors v. Merthyr Stars.—The above Fourth Division Welsh League match was played at Cwmaman on Saturaay, March 8th, when the following represented Cwmaman: Goal, C. Rees; backs, W. Stockman and F. Lake; half-backs, J. Powell, R. Lake, and D. J. Morgans; forwards, W. Pom- eroy, T. J. Phillips, W. Whitlock, Ben Jones, and J. Protheroe. Mr Dan Griffiths, Aberaman, refereed. The game, which was played in a very clean manner, resulted in a win for Cwm- aman by the margin of three goals to nil. For Cwmaman Jack Phillips was the shining light, and was well suppor- ted by Whitlock, R. Lake. Stockman, and T. Lake. The scorers for Cwmaman were: W. Whitlock (2) and T. J. Phillips. w The following represented Cwmaman Reserves in a Fifth Division match v. Treharris United Reserves at Treharria: Goal, L. Clarke; backs, Carter and W. D. Lloyd; half-backs. R. Williams, J. Owens, and M. Williams; forwards, J. L. Davies, Howells, D. J. Williams, D. J. Thomas. J. H. Davies. A good game resulted in a draw of two goals each. H. Howells scored both goals for Cwm- aman. » A Welsh League match was played at Michael's Field on Saturday last between Aberaman Thistles and Treharris United before a good crowd. In the first half the Thistles played a good game, and scored twice through G. Davies and S. Davies. Half-time score: Thistles, two goals; Treharris, nil. With a little wind in the second half the Thistles fairly outclassed their opponents, and scored on three more occasions through L. Stephens, G. Davies, and D. Smith. Final score: Thistles, five goals; Tre- harris, nil. Dai Thomas at back played a rattling game, and also G. Davies and L. Stephens. Bush, G. Richards, and J. Evans were undoubtedly a success at half. E. Williams, D. Smith, W. Davies, and S. Davies played a good game. The Thistles team were: Goal, D. Jones; backs, W. Davies and Dai Thomas; half- backs, J. Evans, Bush (captain), and George Richards; forwards, Evan Wil- liams, L. Stephens, Gwilym Davies, Dai Smith, and S. Davies. The referee was Mr W. Humphreys, Cwmbach. « Penrhiwceiber Crusaders v. Aberaman Albions.—This 5th division league match was played at Penrhiwceiher on Satur- day before a poor crowd. Penrhiwceiber won the tos, and played with the wind. The game was very fast. The Albions had the best of matters, but they could not beat the defence of their opponents. Half-time arrived with no score. In the second half the Albions were all over their opponents. D. Evans, the Albions' left back, beat the Penrhiwceiber goalie with a low fast shot, which gave the visitors the lead. Five minutes from time Penrhiwceiber were awarded a pen- alty, but they failed to score, Ike Wil- liams, the Albions' goalie, saving in grand style. Final score: Albions, one, goal; Penrhiwceiber, nil. The Albions were as follows: -Goal, Williams; backs, S. Thomas (captain) and D. Evans; half-backs, F. Morgan, W. Morgan, F. Samuel; forwards, J. Male, Parker. Gunner, P. Clement, and Thomas. The referee was Mr L. Williams, Nelson. <* Aberaman Welsh v. St. Margaret's. The above match was played at Godre- aman, the Welshmen running e)nt vic- tors by 9—y. The teams ware: Welsh, Goal. Neads; backs, King and Davies; halves, Jones, Edmunds and Lfwis: forwards, Hughes, Evans, Hamer, Wil- liams ,and W. Evans. Saints: Goal, Craven backs, A. Davies and Williams halves, Tom Davies (capt.), Richards and T. Hichards; forwards, Burrows, Evans, Andrews, William! and Ed- wards. Scorers: Welsh-Hughes (4), W. Evans (3), Hamer and Williams. Saints: Evans (2) and A. Davies. The score would have been much higher if it had not been for the fine display of A. Davies at back for the Sainti.
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