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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 35, August 29, 1999, Article 8

"GREAT DEBATE" CLIFFHANGER  

   Subscriber Alan Luedeking of Florida writes: "Don't keep us 
   on tenterhooks with these tantalizing tidbits! Tell us the real 
   story for crying out loud!  Since when has NBS ever been shy? 
   Don't pull any punches -- name names and recount the verbal 
   battles-- heck, some of us had to work and couldn't be 
   there!! ;-)"  

   Well, it was quite a show, but would take far more space than 
   we have in this newsletter to tell.   Fortunately, Joel Orosz took 
   copious notes, and he plans to write an article for The Asylum. 
   Also, this week's Coin World (September 6, 1999 issue) has 
   a front-page article on the event, plus another article based on 
   John Ford's talk the following day.  Both articles were written 
   by Coin World Editor Beth Deisher.  

   Meanwhile,  J. C. Spillman offers the following observations on 
   the topic:  "I attended the original Hodder presentation of his 
   material at the ANS Groves symposium last April and, in my 
   opinion, Mike’s presentation was exemplary - detailed, cautious, 
   professional and was presented with great finesse and with 
   considerable technical backup by analytical testing conducted by 
   Dr. John Chervinsky at Harvard using a technique known as 
   PIXE - - (P)roton (I)nduced (X)ray (E)mission spectography..  

   I must agree with Mike’s observations in E-Sylum Vol 2, No.34 
   as well as my own conclusions that “grave charges were made 
   (by Buttrey) on superficial research” to quote John W. Adams 
   from his Coin World guest commentary.  I guess that I totally 
   agree with John, as well." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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