"Wayne: I take exception to some of your comments about the "Great Debate". If you ask around, I think you'll find that one of the participants behaved badly and the other received official ANA apologies for being subjected to a personal attack.
Further, there was no "threat of a lawsuit" leveled. Rather, Buttrey stated that he had turned over his materials to his lawyer, with instructions to deliver them to the NY State Attorney General for prosecution of Ford, Stack's, and Hodder for criminal fraud.
Finally, you will find, when you read my paper on the subject of western assay bars to be published this fall by the ANS, that a series of analyses of bars has already been carried out. Bob Rhue's offer to fund further research is welcome, since such work is not cheap and thousands of dollars have already been spent."
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