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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4A The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Wed., Jan. 9, 1974 Solid Gold Relief The Letcher inint of Lanca ter, Calif., has just struck tl first of 12 gold relief meda honoring 12 great Americans. It is the first attempt at stril ing solid gold in relief on soli silver and should not be con fused with "gold leaf" or go: plating. The bas-relief figure is karat pure gold fused togethe in a manner lhat makes In completed medal one soli structure. In other words, the centra device or head is a 5-grain piec of 24 karat gold layed ton a .99 pure silver planchet and perma nently bonded during the strik :byMortReed ing. A most unusual process, 'a any metallurgist will confirm. Gold Plug In the past, coins and medal containing a "gold plug" hav been successfully produced t .give a gold and silver combina tion, but this particular proces .took some five years of knetal .lurgical research plus thousand dollars in development costs And while I 'do not own i specimen of this series, I haw had the opportunity to examine a copy under laboratory condi tions and found it to foe fasci nating. Readers interested in. the "Twelve Great American" se- ries should direct inquiries to Letcher Mint, [Box 107, Lan- caster, Calif. 93534. The series is limited to copies for Letcher mint collec- tors and 4y800 for public con- sumption. Per Set 1'The 12-piece set sells for S275 and a presentation case will Ac- company the second medal struck. To determine the value of a United States coin, it is neces- sary to ascertain the exact amount of pure silver in its composition. A United States silver dime contains '.0723375 ounces; a quar- ter 2.5 times that amount or .18084375 ounces; a half dollar five times or .3616875 ounces, but 'a silver dollar provides a slight advantage over its frac- tional parts. At 412.5 grains, the dollar consists of .7734375 ounces of pure silver. True Value Multiply the fractional ounce given for a particular coin by the market price for.an ounce of pure silver land you have the true value of a silver coin. A silver dollar with a composition of 412.5 grains or .7734375 Troy ounces of pure sil- ver at a market price of ah ounce would be worth A dollar bag of United States silver dollars is worth approximately on the Commodities Exchange, provid- ed coins are in at least About Uncirculated condition. "They said they just couldn' ake another 38 shi aid. Convict Michael Woods, 22 shot twice in the abdomen and died at a hospital in nearby jancaster about an hour after le women were freed. Bernarc arbiaux, 32, was in critica ondition with head and arm vounds. Mrs. Binckley said the two onvicts entered the center's ecords room about p.m nd "came at us with knives nd threatened us if we didn't ooperate. Then they barricad- d the door. "Later, after everything hac Armed Forces MarshmallowNot Deadly: Judge LOS ANGELES A judge 'has ruled that a marsh- mallow is not a deadly weapon. Robert Edward Callender, a college student, and Dean Kras- omil, a hospital worker, liled suit demanding ,that their ar- rests for assault with a deadly weapon be expunged on the grounds it wrongfully hurt their; reputations and careers. No for- mal charges were filed and they were released the next day. They were arrested on Hal- loween for firing miniature marshmallows weighing no more than a sixth of an from slingshots "over the heads of the Victims, which popped down and hit the victims on the head." Judge Campbell Lucas agreed that the marshmallows were not legally lethal, and ordered the record changed to show they were detained, but not arrested. Ordeal Over for 3 Held by Inmates By Teresa C.Pitts JUNCTION CITY, Ohio (AP) calmed down, the clearly state they didn't want to hurt us." The ordeal was over an Helen Binckley cried. She said they were the firs ;ears since she and two othe women were held hostage fo nearly six hours by two convlcl who threatened to kill their cap ives unless they were provide a car for an escape. Highway patrolmen freed th :hree women Monday evening b> >reaking into a barricaded oi ice at the Junction City Treal ment Facility and shooting th wo convicts. One was kille and the other critically wounc ed. The lills of southeastern Ohio abou Taken hostage with Mr Binckley were Debbie Came; 18, and Vicki Clouse, 21 All ar employes of the record room. Asked for Car While state patrolmen sui rounded the area, the convicl threatened to kill the wome unless they were given an un marked car and allowed t leave the facility by 7 p.m. About 10 minutes after th facility, located in thi id miles from Columbus, hold ;ome 100 felons being treatei or personality disturbances. Sentences Extended Mrs. Binckley, 55, said he: laptors were upset over a cour uling ences. extending their sen R. Man Gets Service Honor; Others on Leave Army Spec. 4c Danny Bird, on of Mr. and Mrs. William ird, 5420 Ozark street NE, was resented the 82nd airborne divi- on distinguished trooper award t Fort Bragg, N. C. The following servicemen are ome on leave: Marine Pvt. James Mapes, in of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd '.apes, Belle Plaine, for 10 days om Camp Pendleton, Calif. Army Pvt. Michael J. Kacher, in of Mr. and Mrs.. Dave a c h e r, route two.H Cedar apids, for 13 days from Fort arson, Colo. Navy SR Ivan Simonds, son of Simonds, 316 Third avenue 3, for 14 days from San Diego, alif. Navy FA David Miller, son of r. and Mrs. Robert Miller, 216 ,fth street SW, for 30 days om San Diego. Marine L-Cpl. Michael Robin- n, son of Thomas Robinson, icllsburg, for 20 days from Ha- aii. Marine L-Cpl. Donald King I, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don ing, 1034 Sioux drive NW, for days from Camp Pendleton. The following have enlisted in e armed forces: Kenneth Weber, 18, Lisbon, d Robert Heck, 18, Northview ive, Cedar Rapids, enlisted in e marine corps and were sent San Diego for training. Richard Ender, 17, of 205 arry drive NE; Orville Smith, Fairfax; Michael Hanscn, 18, airfax; and Danny Johnson, arengo, enlisted in the marine rps delayed program. deadline, troopers stormed t h office. The women hid beneath desk, when the patrolmen opened fire Mrs. Binckley said. Dr. Kenneth Gaver, directo of the Ohio department of men tal health and retardation, sai lie gave the order for trooper to enter the office and fire. A spokesman for the deparl ment said the patrolmen fire three shots after the convicts armed with homemade knives came at the troopers. Mrs. Binckley said Woods tol ler he was afraid his wife won! save him if his release from :he center were delayed an; .onger. Con Ed Officials Take Emergency Cuts in Salaries NEW YORK (UPI) Thirty top executives at Con Edison ;ook pay cuts of five to 10 perr cent for fan average of more han each on Jan. 1 as iart of a belt-tightening pro- !ram. The announcement 'of the emergency measure came as public hearings got kinder way on a request by Con Ed for rate ncreases amounting to mil- ion that fcould cost the average consumer more than month. The utility said it was faced vith a financial emergency be- cause of the energy crisis and he need to begin a construction >rogram to maintain and 1m- irove electric service. The salary reductions were expected to save the firm )DO this year. Sick of Games, Slashes TV Fan PITTSBURGH (UPI) Napo- ean Thomas, 59, of Pittsburgh, ad had it with televised foot- jail games, and when he saw a edicated TV viewer watching ne at an outdoor bus stand he ost his temper. Thomas was ordered held on harges of aggravated assault and battery filed by Roscoe Set- les, 38, of Pittsburgh, who laimed his game watching was oughly disrupted. Settles said Thomas then lashed his face with a knife, ook him to a hospital, then fled. Settles required 87 stitches in is face. Cherry-less Kirsch brings Fraud Charge PARIS (UPI) Revenue gents have brought charges gainst the director of a kirsch istillery they say produced the herry liquor without using real herries. The agents said they charged Peureux, 43, with tax raud in the million scheme over ing gallons of irsch, usually taken as an ap- etizer. Peureux runs the Stork Dis- llery in Fougerolles, in the entral Rhone valley, capital of ic French kirsch country. For t.he Finest in Paints RENT A NEW PIANO niLTBIUJlWEli 116 SECOND STREET SE quality if economy anuary SHOP THURSDAY a.m. 'til 9 p.m. Manhattan Short Sleeve Knit Sport Shirts Regularly 10.00 Superbly tailored Manhattan short sleeve knit sport shirts at y2 price sayings. Placket pullover with pocket. for machine wash and dry care. Solid colors with contrasting stitch. Sizes small to extra-large. ARMSTRONG MEN'S FURNISHINGS STREET FLOOR Women's Famous Name Dressy Coats lo values A selected group of famous label dressy coats in basic styles and fashion styles. 100% wool. These are exceptional values, shop early for best selection. Sizes 6 to 16. 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