In the rule that statutes should be so construed as to avoid”inconvenience,” this means, as applied to the public, the sacrifice or jeoparding ofimportant public interests or hampering the legitimate activities of government or thetransaction of public business, and, as applied to individuals, serious hardship or injustice.See Black, Iuterp. Laws, 102; Betls v. U. S., 132 Fed. 237, 05 C. C. A. 452.

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