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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 29, July 18, 1999, Article 6

PIONEER ASSAY BAR SHOOTOUT  

   As chronicled in earlier issues of The E-Sylum, a brawl has 
   been brewing over the authenticity of many western assay 
   bars.   According to an article in the July 19th issue of COIN 
   WORLD, a "debate" tentatively scheduled for the ANA 
   Numismatic Theatre is sure to draw plenty of spectators.  

   Theodore V. Buttrey and Michael Hodder "will be allotted 
   30 minutes to explain their positions.  Each will be allowed 
   10 minutes for rebuttal of the other's arguments.  A one-hour 
   question-and-answer period is planned after the speakers 
   have finished debating."  Although high noon would be a 
   more appropriate starting time, the event is scheduled for 
   9:30 am August 12th.  Spectators will be asked to check 
   their six-shooters at the door... 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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