THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

 

A special thanks to Terry Schwartzman of Travlin' Whippets for the Historic contribution to the AWC


Dr. Scott writes – Once again I offer my apologies in advance to anyone whose dog was accidentally left off the list, or for any other errors which might have crept in. The statistics are in a slightly different from this year, for I have shown the wins of each dog who won a Group 4 or better. This chart comprises the first half of the data. The second half shows various totals for the past three years so that readers nay flake their own interpretations of the trends of the breed in the ring. Also once again I hope that these figures will be of interest to the readers of the Whippet News and that any possible clerical errors will be forgiven, for they are not intentional.

*Note: In cases where these figures disagree with the number of All Breed Shows as shown in the Gazette or other publications, it must be remembered that in some cases so—called All Breed Shows are limited as to breed (only Toys, only Terriers, etc), or do not give Group or Best in Show Awards.

Thanks to Dr. Scott for the very interesting and informative Whippet Statistics for 1959. We appreciate the time and effort to compile these figures and are very pleased to include this report as a yearly feature for the readers of the Whippet News.


Wisconsin Kennel Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Jan. 31, 1960 Judge Earle T. Adair

Open Dogs, one shown, Edward B. Jenner 's Rod Letter O 'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Red Letter O'Lazeland

Puppy Bitches, one shown, Barbara & Ralph Eyles ' Eyleland Hopzibah (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Great Circle Hester)

Bred by Exhibitor, Bitches, one shown, Barbara & Ralph Eyles ' Eyleland Winter Wind (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly)

Open Bitches, two shown; First–Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl) Second– Richard D. Matheny 's Caldhu Nosegay (by Caldhu Honeybunch ex Merry Maid of Knotknum)

Winners Bitch to Traymatt Matchless Monica. Reserve to Caldhu Nosegay. Best of Winners to Traymatt Matchless Monica.

Specials, one shown, Ch. Great Circle Hester.

Best of Breed to Ch. Great Circle Hester (by Great Circle Sand Flea ex Ch. Great Circle Bewitched) Best Opposite Sex to Red Letter O'Lazeland.

Ch. Great Circle Hester placed second in the Hound Group under Maxwell Riddle.

Thanks to Barbara & Josephine Steinberg who sent in the Wisconsin K. C. results.


FROM ENGLAND

Dorothy Lewis, Secretary of the Midland Whippet Club, writes-

I thought you might be interested in the enclosed about our show for your Whippet News, which I read from cover to cover! As I was over and went to many shows, I had the chance of meeting some of the breeders and saw their kennels, so am always most interested. It makes me quite "homesick"!! I only hope I shall one day be able to come over again and visit more kennels.

I gather you are even more interested in the Racing than over here - up north it is most popular I think. I have an article written in 1927 about racing in Washington and the names of some of the dogs that were running!

I shall be thinking of you all at the Garden, if you are showing, I wish you all the best. Unfortunately my puppies are only just 6 months, so are too young to take to Crufts! Good wishes for 1960.


Midland Whippet Club

Our Club had a very successful show on Jan. 23rd in Leicester, an 18 class limited show – and Mrs. Margaret Wigg (the Ladiesfield Whippets) was our judge. 141 entries and 57 dogs turned up we held a limited show this time which meant no champions could compete. 15 in Puppy bitch and some very good exhibits turned up. We had a class for any colour except fawn, 9 entered and the winner was an all white bitch with a fawn patch on the head belonging to Mr. Fred Barnes of Rutland. The Best in Show was Wingedfoot Tu Whit. Tu Whoo belonging to Mrs. Argyle and was bred in the Bennschie Kennels, is a sister to Mrs. Newcombe 's Wingedfoot Ringmaster. Best Opposite Sex was Mrs. Parkinson's Shalfleet Dovetail, who is also well known in Pointers, but fell for the Whippet some two years ago.


Westminster Kennel Club, New York

February 8 & 9, 1960 Judge Mrs. Philip S. P. Fell

Open Dogs, three shown; First—Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Number of Mardormere

(by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere) Second - Lisa C. Houston's Fanfare of Allways (by Bella Vista Barrie ex Laguna Linnet) Third - Canyon Crest Kennels ' Canyon Crest 's Black Diamond (by Ch. Canyon Crest 's Teardrop ex Ch. Canyon Crest 's Jet Princess)

Winners Dog to Lucky Number of Mardormere. Reserve to Fanfare of Allways.

American—bred Bitches, four shown; First - Meander Kennels ' Whipoo 's Showy Luster (by Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon) Second - Barbara & Ralph Eyles ' Eyleland Winter Wind (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly) Third - Lazeland Kennels ' Soliloquy O 'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Ch. Meander Liat O 'Lazeland) Fourth - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Damsel of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere)

Open Bitches, Six shown; First - Meander Kennels ' Meander Wet Paint (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Copper Nob of Meander) Second - D . R. Notch & Lazeland Kennels ' Windholme Mary Contrary (by Ch. Meander Bob—White ex Ch. Bo—Peep of Birdneck Point) Third - Mrs. W. P. Wear ' s Stoney Meadows Model (by Meander Badly Bent ex Laguna Leonie) Fourth - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Dream of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere)

Winners Bitch to Meander Wet Paint. Reserve to Whipoo 's Showy Luster. Best of Winners to Lucky Number of Mardormere

Specials, eleven shown; Ch. Canyon Crest 's Jet Lady, Ch. Wise Child of Allways, Ch. Liebeskind O 'Lazeland, Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter, Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Vixen, Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen, Ch. Primadonna of Mardormere, Ch. Lucky Penny of Mardormere, Ch. Great Circle Hester.

Best of Breed to Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Snow Flurry of Meander)

Best Opposite Sex to Lazeland Kennels ' Ch. Liebeskind O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O 'Lazeland ex Ch. Meander Liat O'Lazeland).

Brace Class, two shown; First – Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Vixen & Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox; Second - Miss F. Julia Shearer ' s Ch. Meander Pickpocket & Ch. Meander Flip the Dip.

Thanks to Judy Shearer who sent in the Westminster Kennel Club results.


OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING EQUIPMENT

1. The equipment shall be arranged for and/or provided by the officials presenting the races or the race group or club sponsoring the races.

2. The Whippets shall be started from a suitable set of starting boxes acceptable to a majority of those competing.

3. There shall be a suitable lure machine that will enable the operator to keep the lure well ahead of the running dogs. (It is suggested that there be a second lure in reserve, to use should there be a breakdown).

4. All dogs must wear appropriate racing muzzles. The judges shall determine whether a questionable muzzle is adequate.

5. The dogs shall wear numbered blankets while racing, the blanket numbers to correspond with their starting box number: The blanket colors shall be: white number 1 on a purple blanket, black number 2 on a red blanket, red number 3 on a pink blanket, white number 4 on a green blanket, yellow number 5 on a brown blanket, blue number 6 on a yellow blanket.

6. A finish line must be clearly designated and plainly visable to the judges.

7. A starting signal, such as a flag, must be provided at the starting boxes for signaling the lure operator to start the lure.

8. A suitable measuring device for measuring the track must be provided.

9. A stop watch shall be provided for timing official races.

TRACK AND TRACK AREA

1. The Whippets shall run 200 yards measured from the starting boxes to the finish line, on a flat straight track free of physical hazards and not loss than fifteen (15) feet wide.

2. The measured track shall be of suitable footing acceptable to a majority of those competing.

3 The track area is the measured track plus the reserved area needed for equipment, dogs, officials and others helping with the races.

4 The track area must be protected from spectators. No person shall be on the measured track, between the boxes and the finish line, during a race.

5. The length of the measured track can be changed for purposes of demonstrations, but all other track conditions are to remain the same. When times are taken, the distance run must be stated.

JUDGES

1. There shall be three (3) adult persons acting as judges. The judges for any racing event shall not own dogs running in that event. Each judge shall be provided with a copy of these Rules and Regulations and shall have read them prior to officiating.

2. The judges shall enforce all rules and regulations as contained herein.

3. The judges shall supervise measuring the track.

4. The judges shall check all equipment and the track.

5. The judges shall determine the winner, second, third and fourth places in each race.

RACING

1. The dogs must be properly trained and schooled and must, in the opinion of the judges, be sufficiently experienced before they can be entered. Any dog that is not known to have been raced in competition must be run in a trial race.

2. Trial races shall be provided prior to the start of the regular races. All dogs in trial races must wear muzzles and be started from the boxes. (Blankets optional).

3. No Whippet under the age of twelve (12) months shall run in any race other than races provided for Whippets of the same age.

4, There shall be a person acting as Racing Secretary, who will keep a complete record of all races, compute the total points and record and provide the line up for each race.

5. There shall be a person acting as time keeper to time the official races.

6. The entries for the first races shall be determined by drawing lots in the presence of one judge, the racing secretary and two or more owners or handlers.

7. The following races are to be made up as nearly as possible of dogs with equal points. The points shall be awarded as follows: With fifteen dogs or loss competing, 1st receives 5 points, 2nd receives 2 points, 3rd receives 1 point; with over fifteen dogs competing, 1st receives 5 points, 2nd receives 3 points, 3rd receives 2 points, 4th receives 1 point.

8. The starter at the boxes shall sec that the dogs arc placed in the boxes and have a fair start. The starter shall check the blankets and muzzles for fit and security as the dogs are placed in the boxes.

9. A false start, due to-any faulty action of the starting boxes, break in machinery or other cause, is void and the dogs shall be started again as soon as practicable.

10. No race shall be called official unless the lure is in advance of the dogs at all times during the race and if at any time during the race any dog or dogs catch or overtake the lure the judges shall declare it "No Race", and the race shall be run over.

11. A bitch in season shall not be allowed at the track area.

12. The racing muzzles and blankets shall be placed on all the dogs running in a race at the paddock before the dogs are taken to the starting boxes, so they may be put into their boxes without further delay.

13. If a dog bolts the track or runs in the opposite direction, fights or deliberately bumps, and in so doing, in the opinion of the judges, interferes with any other dog in the race, the judges shall declare it "No Race" and the race shall be run over without the guilty dog.

14. If a race is marred by jams, spills or racing circumstances other than rule 13, or other than accidents to the machinery, while a race is being run, and three or more dogs finish out of five or six running, two or more finish out of four running, the judges shall declare the race finished. If less finish, the judges shall declare it "No Race".

15. If a race is halted by an accident to the lure machine, the race shall be run over as soon as practicable.

16. If a dog bolts the track, runs in the opposite direction, or does not run the entire proscribed distance for the race, he shall forfeit all rights in the race and no matter where ho finishes the judges shall declare the race the same as if he were not a contender.

17. If it appears that a dog will interfere with the running of the race because of failure to leave the box, because of accident or for any other reason, the judges shall have the dog removed from the track.

18. When two dogs run in a dead heat for first place, all trophies, prizes and points to which the first and second dots would have boon entitled shall be divided equally between them. Likewise, when two dogs run a dead heat for second place, they shall divide second and third prizes and points. If the dividing owners cannot agree as to which of them is to have a cup or other prize which cannot be divided, the question shall be determined by lot by a judge.

19. When determining the final winners of a racing event, any ties in the total number of points shall be decided by a run off.

These rules and regulations are to govern all official Whippet races. Racing groups and clubs can conduct their schooling races and special demonstrations as desired.



WHIPPET
STANDARD OF THE BREED

General Appearance - The Whippet should be a dog of moderate size, very alert, that can cover a maximum of distance with a minimum of lost motion, a true sporting hound. Should be put down in hard condition but with no suggestion of being muscle-bound.

Head - Long and lean, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, good length of muzzle which should be powerful without being coarse. Nose entirely black.

Ears - Small, fine in texture, thrown back and folded. Semipricked when at attention. Gay ears are incorrect and should be severely penalized.

Eyes - Large, intelligent, round in shape and dark hazel in color, must be at least as dark as the coat color. Expression should be keen and alert. Light yellow or oblique eyes should be strictly penalized. A sulky expression and lack of alertness to be considered most undesirable.

Teeth - White, strong and oven. Tooth of upper jaw should fit closely over the lower. An undershot mouth shall disqualify.

Neck - Long and muscular, well-arched and with no suggestion of throatiness, widening gradually into the shoulders. Must not have any tendency to a "ewe" neck.

Shoulders - Long, well-laid back with long, flat muscles. Loaded shoulders are a very serious fault.

Brisket - Very deep and strong, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but with no suggestion of barrel shape. Should fill in the space between the forelegs so that there is no appearance of a hollow between them.

Forelegs - Straight and rather long, hold in line with the shoulders and not set under the body so as to make a forechest. Elbows should turn neither in nor out and move freely with the point of the shoulder. Fair amount of bone, which should carry right down to the foot. Pasterns strong.

Feet - Must be well formed with strong, thick pads and well-knuckled-up paws. A thin, flat, open foot is a serious fault.

Hindquarters - Long and powerful, stifles well bent, hocks well let down and close to the ground. Thighs broad and muscular, the muscles should be long and flat. A steep croup is most undesirable.

Back - Strong and powerful, rather long with a good, natural arch over the loin creating a definate tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground. Tail - Long and tapering, should reach to a hipbone when drawn through between the hind legs. Must not be carried higher than the top of the back when moving. Coat - Close smooth and firm in texture.

Color - Immaterial.

Size - Ideal height for dogs, 19 to 22 inches; for bitches, 18 to 21 inches. These are not intended to be definate limits, only approximate.

Gait - Low, free moving and smooth, as long as is commensurate with the size of the dog. A short, mincing gait with high knee action should be severely penalized.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Undershot mouth.

Approved November 9, 1955


NEW CHAMPIONS. This section is a regular feature of the Whippet News. Each issue we will present a three generation pedigree of new champions, with colors of the dogs when possible. Owners of new champions should send in the pedigrees as soon as the confirmation is received from the American Kennel Club. Please include the name of the dog and color, breeder, owner, date of birth, as well as the colors of the dogs in the pedigree. The pedigrees are presented on a first come basis and no more than two pages will be presented each issue.


Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Frames Report
January 19, 1960

Up until now we have had no news to report from Bakersfield but injuries. Due to our brisk weather (for us it is brisk) the dogs have been rougher than usual in their play and we have suffered one broken log, one kick by a horse and one nasty fight. All is well now and the invalids are looking their old selves.

Our big news is that Miss Julia Shearer will be out to judge Hounds at our Bakersfield show April 10th. We are of course delighted and are looking forward to our Kern County Show with more than our usual enthusiasm.

I am enclosing a check for operating expenses of the Whippet News which is one of our favorite items in the mailbox. We do appreciate hearing of all the news.

Only one other thing - I have about given up on the Obedience work with so many other interests, but one of our new pups had the perfect personality for it so I put him through our Novice Class. He won his first leg at the Tularo show with 197 and flunked one potential leg of 199 by snoozing on the long sit. However, the big thing about him is his boundless enthusiasm for the business which is quite a novelty for us after several accurate but deliberate (or worse) workers.

We have high hopes for Spot (Robinson) also in the Breed ring as he is just as happy a performer there.


Great Circle Kennels Report

Wendell Howell February, 1960

Sunday, January 23, was a bad day for the jackrabbits near Yuba City, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. William Lupton of Yuba City, owners of Whippets and Salukis, invited us all up from San Francisco to hunt with them. We drove up to Yuba on Saturday, and kept arriving at Vadas Hotel until all hours of the night. The Saltmarsh family, Mr. Wicks and small son Mike, a very enthusiastic hunter aged six, and Mr. Woolf went off the highway into the mud and were very late but uninjured. Mr. George Esteve and friend came by bus. Five Great Circle Whippets, Scot, David, Holiday , Millicent and Daphne, were escorted by Miss Alice Davies, Andrew Romanoff and the writer, arriving in time for a nice evening with the Luptons in Marysville.

Sunday, the day we had planned on for a long time was unhappily a day of pouring rain. Mr. Goodberry and several Greyhound friends joined us at nine, and off we went to the fields southwest of town. It took great courage and enthusiasm to leave our dry cars and plunge into the mud and rain , but we all did it. In all we were hunting twenty one dogs, Greyhounds, Salukis, Lurchers and Whippets. The country there is enormous, no barbwire, bounded for fifteen miles on a side by the levee system of the Sacramento River. We kept half the dogs on slips, but even so it was a little unwieldy, with dogs and rabbits running in all directions. There were plenty of jacks, keeping very close on account of the rain. During the morning we killed five jacks, and the little Whippets gave a fine account of themselves. Mr. Goodberry said he would not have believed these small hunters could run so fast if he hadn't seen Scot and David especially on one fine course by themselves run down a jack. The Saltmarsh hounds, a miniature variety of Lurcher, about the size of a Whippet, are especially hardy, hardly ever tiring, with not quite the speed of a fast Whippet. They are clever hunters and have good mouths. Finally we were all utterly soaked and frozen so we went back to the Luptons and tried to burn their house down by putting all our wet clothes on the floor heater. Mrs. Lupton provided coffee and soup and shortly the rain let up. The San Francisco group could not resist stopping again at the rabbit fields on the way home with the Whippets and Lurchers. The dogs were remarkably competent, though they had run hard in the morning, and accounted for six more jacks. The old ladies, Holiday and Daphne, ran especially well in spite of their previous work. Holiday accounted for one rabbit that she ran by herself a distance of easily two miles. We didn't stop hunting till dogs and people were exhausted.

It was a great day even with the rain, and we all want to go again as soon as we can.

The Eastern Dog Club show at Boston, Jan 30 and 31 may be written about elsewhere in WN, but in case it isn't, I will remark that it was a pleasant weekend in many ways, and that there were fifteen Whippets shown under Miss Judith Shearer. BOB wont to Mrs. Potter Wear's Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen, who went on to fourth in the Group. Best Opp. was Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter, owned by Mrs. Robert B. Henderson of California. The Whippets were shown at the inconvenient hour of eight P. M., after which we were all invited to a supper party at the house of

Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Cleaves in Wellasley Hills . The guest list was perhaps larger than these gentlemen had expected, and unduly undoggy. After a long and tantalizing wait for Mr. Cleaves' delicious steeped punch, there were those who perhaps addressed themselves to it with unusual enthusiasm. We welcomed two new exhibitors, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pickman of Bedford, Mass., who own Great Circle White Knight. Miss Shearer, who arrived with Mrs. Wear and Donald Hostetter, appeared to be delighted by the opportunity to discuss Whippet matters with the novices, especially Huntington Barclay. Among these present were the Misses Anne Wyman, Victoria Thompson, Daisy Pickman, a charming young lady in blue whose name escapes me, and the Messrs. Calvin Perry, Miles Carlisle, Huntington Barclay, Donald Hostetter. It was a most entertaining and unusual evening and we all hope that Mr. Wheeler and Hr. Cleaves will continue to make this an annual affair.

All the Whippet exhibitors at Boston and everyone at the show were very distressed to hear of the illness of Mr. Charles Burrage Jr., who had an operation last Friday at Baker Memorial Hospital in Boston. Mr. Burrage is not only a judge of our breed but a great Whippet enthusiast. His Irish Wolfhound went B of B at the Boston show, which pleased him enormously. This is the first time in many years he has not been at the show. Mr. Burrage is a great gentleman of the dog game, and we all wish him a very speedy recovery.


Tip Top Kennels Report Mrs. Violet B. Dery January 29, 1960

Congratulations on your Whippet News. It is more and more interesting . We now have two Canadian champions; we don't have much time for showing and this is why it takes us so long to finish. Ch. Seagift Singing Grass, a male, and Ch. Garden City's Fashion Mouse, a female. Ch. Garden City's Fashion Mouse is now in whelp, with an expected date on Feb. 16. We are quite anxious to see the puppies, and we hope for a large litter.

Since January the 1st, I am the provincial director for the Canadian Kennel Club.

It is a time fulfilling and very interesting job. As you see, I am getting quite involved in the dog world.

I am sorry that you don 't publish your mailing list any more. It is very interesting to see it at least once in a while. Certain persons might like to receive the News, but we are not sure if they are on your mailing list or not.

How do most breeders feel about the size of the Whippet, which seems to be getting bigger all the time? Are we trying to reach the Greyhound? Very seldom, will you find a judge who will bother with a small Whippet. At least, this is the impression that I had at the 5 or 6 shows. They wore American judges. Only one, thought that a smaller Whippet was what they should be looking for.

This is all for today. I hope to be able to attend a few American shows this year and meet a few Whippet fanciers.


Whipoo Kennels Report
Sibyl & Gene Jacobs
February, 1960

At the present, we have noticed a common breed fault, found in many breeds, but, it does not seem to alarm many of the breeders or judges! . This very prevalent fault is the shocking, noticeable lack of underjaw found in too many breeds. We have noticed this fault while watching assorted breeds at the all—breed shows and it is a passing parade of breeds without underjaw. The well known cartoon, "The Gumps", capitalized on this physical faults. Crooked legs on Dachshunds was a very prevalent fault, at one time. However, the breeders worked hard and today, one sees few Dachshunds in the show ring with crooked front legs. Miniature Poodles were once a very "dully" lot, but today, one sees few Miniature Poodles at the shows with the old fashioned wide skull. Each breed has had physical faults that were unattractive and serious, but with time, effort and real concern on the part of the breeders, they eliminated or minimized these faults. Personally, we think' the lack of underjaw a serious fault in Whippets, who are a "true sporting hound", and who are to have a "good length of muzzle which should be powerful without being coarse." We think this lack of underjaw is a fault that could be eliminated or minimized if people would learn to look for it and become aware the fault is very prevalent. After your eyes have been awakened for the fault, notice how many dogs have no underjaw.

We were pleasantly surprised when our puppy, Whipoo 's Note Well won Winners Bitch for three points at one day over six months old, at the Danville Illinois Kennel Club show on Dec. 6. The judge was Col. E. D. McQuown.


THE MAIL BAG

Mrs. Jerome S. Disson Now York, N. Y., writes-

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sending us the News. As beginners with this breed, we have benefited greatly by your informative articles. Mrs. P. Fell of Badgewood Kennels, sold us one of her puppies last June, and we have been very happy with him. He is our devoted and intelligent friend. We have no intension of showing him, although his brother, Badgewood Bullfinch, (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Badgewood Copper Penny) has been doing very well in recent shows.

Jewell L. Killian writes-

We are in the process of moving to Texas. My husband has been appointed to a new job in Galveston. I have cut my kennel down for this move and now have only five dogs, which is a sad thing to have to do. But of course, my Windswept Thunderbolt (Stormy) is going with me. I am looking forward to a lot of fun at the beach with him. I will be trying for that one more point this spring.

Jack Stone, St. Louis, Missouri, writes-

After reading about the misfortunes of Cal Perry, the Eyles, and Donald Hostetter in the December News, I am crushed:

How about a little more financial support, in the form of ad contributions from some of the other Whippet breeders? Surely the paper is worth while to some of the larger kennels. The News needs support and the ads are a fraction of the cost of ads I've noticed in the All-Breed publications.


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