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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 2, January 9, 2011, Article 16

NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: JANUARY 9, 2011

Regarding the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's problems with the new $100 bills, Dick Doty writes:

...once again, security printing in the U.S. forges dynamically ahead, magically turning 1935's technology into that of 1937!

Pete Smith writes:

This afternoon I brought in a box of auction catalogs that sat out in my car overnight in below zero weather. I thought I might take one of these into the small reading room in my apartment that includes the bathtub. From this experience, I offer a bit of advice to E-Sylum readers. It would be prudent to allow such an auction catalog to warm to room temperature before attempting to hold it in your lap.

Edwin Johnson writes:

As an Eisenhower College alumnus, I have to say that keeping the school open in the 1970s with proceeds from the sale of Eisenhower specially packaged coins was a worthwhile investment. It was a great school and has produced many influential people in the world of diplomacy, the Internet, art and other areas connected to the study of the liberal arts.

At one point I lived in Bob Hope Hall, home of WIKE radio. Eisenhower College was established by New York liberal Republicans and their friends. I get a kick out of the Wikipedia description of the college, which includes this snippet: "Also unique about the campus were the well-attended classes in modern music and human sexuality held weekly in the 'Red Barn' building." The Red Barn was the campus bar.

I receive the alumni newsletter and that group meets on the campus (now the New York Chiropractic College) annually for a reunion. I also started coin collecting as a young teen during the early years of production of the Eisenhower dollar coin.



Wayne Homren, Editor

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