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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Wed.. ADJ; 21. ISM Aftermath of Trial'Still Plagues Gainesville Eight for Investors And for Collectors I'ollectors or investors who have the desire to collect in denominations above the nickel and dime category will certainly find satisfaction in either the Unites States quart- er or half-dollar series. There are two fewer types in an accumulation of quart- ers than halves but their de- signs run essentially the same gamut except for a few of the later issues. As fractional parts of the U.S. mint unit of account, both were authorized under the act of April 2, 1792, and neither has been in serious (rouble with public acceptance throughout their 176 and 178- year histories, respectively. Hampered The rollectability nf the quarter and half dollar is hampered somewhat by the IONEF CLIPS byMortReed ever-present high value factor in the eagle design of the Type I quarter (A) and the Type II half But while it poses a cost problem for the collector, it makes an interesting long- term investment for the inves- tor. When any required type coin, by reason of its extreme- ly low mintage, is in a rarity position, the collector should exert every effort to obtain a reasonably good specimen be- fore attempting to complete the series. It will serve the purpose of a filler until such time as it would be economically feasi- ble to trade in on a more de- sirable piece. Development The rate of development for a high-value coin in any of the lesser conditions is equal to the rate of development for the higher grade coins, which is to the collectors' advantage when a trade is negotiated. The theory has been ad- vanced before, and a study of the Red Book shows the idea to be practicable. In 1963, for instance, the estimated value of a 1796 Type I draped- eagle quarter dollar was in very good condition. The same piece in the same condition in the lat- est Red Book is valued at SI. 300, an increase that wnuln certainly go a long way to- ward the purchase of the same year and date in fine condi- tion, estimated to be worth Upgrading a collection is one of the many advantages of dealing directly with a re sponsiblc coin firm. They advocate it and in fact do ev erything possible to cooperate with established customers. j Unfortunately, such coopera- tion does not exist among all dealers and the collector should determine a firm's policy on trading before clos- ing the original deal. A second advantage tn relia-! tile firms is the assurance that Trade Deficit for France PAItlS (AP) France suf- fered a SliOO-millinn foreign trade deficit in July, up sharply from an SBII-million deficit in June, the foreign trade ministry reported Thursday. A spokesman explained that French oil imports were reduced during June whon some refineries were closed (or technical reasons. The oil im- porls then went up sharply in July lo compensate for the reduced purchases in June. The seasonally adjusted in- dex showed lhat French ex- ports in July covered 86.4 per- cent of imports in July, com- pared to UN percenl in Jtf'ic. coins purchased are as repre- sented. Caution is strongly urged against buying recondi- tioned or illegally processed coins that may be involved in a future trade-in. Coins should be closely ex- amined for applied cosmetic treatments such as or buffing with a wire brush. It is not at all unreasonable to question the veracity of any coin offered at any price not supported by a certificate of authentication. Such suggestions may seem a bit strong to some dealers, both professional and non- professional, but the customer should never lose sight of the fact that not all dealers are collctors, or for that matter, even numismatists. Their business is quite often, selling a specialized commodity within a rather exclusive market where the demand is almost always greater than the supply. Know Less And more often than not. many so-called dealers know- less about the condition of a coin than the customer. To them a buck is a buck and a deal is a deal with no guar- antees. He should voluntarily ac- company each sale with a warranty assuring the full purchase price will be refund- ed if the item is found to be other than represented. H> Jubu Mueller r.AINFSYII.l.K. Ha (AD A year after they were acquit ted. defendants in Ihe tallies ville conspiracy case say they're still trying to Ihe trial's effeds. "1 still don't trust a whole lot nf said Scott Camil. a defendant whose best friend turned out during the trial to be a got eminent infnrmer Camil's feelings seem to mirror those of the other defendants. Seven members of the let nam Yeterans Against the War anil a were found j innocent last Aug. .'il of plot- ting violence during the 1U72 Kepiiblican coin en lion. The trial lasted nearly five weeks and the jury took less than four hours to decide their innocence. The eight were Camil. Stanley Michelson. Alton I-'oss and .lohn Briggs. all of (lainesville; Don Perdue, of Hollywood. Fla.; Peter Mahoney of New York. Bill Patterson of Kl I'aso. Texas, and ,1 ntin Kniffin of Austin. Texas. In May, Ihe eight filed a SI .2 million suit against govern- ment prosecutors charging they deprived the defendants of their constitutional rights by using paid F'BI informers. Paid Agents The government's case was based primarily on informers and paid agents who infiltrated the VVAW. One of the in- formers was Emerson Poe, a close friend of Camil. "1 keep much more to myself than f did before the trial. It's a bummer because I like Camil, 28. said. Camil left Gainesville briefly after the trial, shaved off his curly black beard and then slipped quietly back into this North Florida university com- munity to write a book and help produce a movie about his experiences. "I'm politically the same as before." Camil said. "Now I'm trying to write the book and get the story out." After the trial, the defen- dants scattered across the country. "We're trying to get together :i reunion of the lili1 Kighl iruil." Camil said "We're imng In get II set for the end of Angus' in ville Suciolog> Degree .'VJ. IN working .1-- .1 mechanic in Brenham, Texas, and taking mghl cou.ses at the University (if Texas in Austin, working Inward a degree in "The trial created financial hardships that will be hard lo Kniffin, w ho is married, said. Defense attorneys donated Iheir lime, bill after ihe Irial Kniffin estimated Ihe defen- dants still owed some for transcripts, legal costs am' travel expenses for themselves and witnesses. Kniffin is still active in veterans' affairs and par- ticipated in the irlrrans' demonstration in Washington, on July 4. Briggs, 22, is working as a recording engineer in (laines- ville and manages a rock band. "I've had just hard limes getting things together. 1 feel really afraid to open up to new people who come into my life. I just don't talk Briggs said. Monument Elevator Michelson. 25, is back in (iainesville after working for a while on a Puerto Rican farm and he is active in the American Veterans Movement. He was among a group that took over an elevator in the Washington Monument a couple of weeks ago. "1 went to Puerto Rico so I could be Stanley. I had to be just Stanley, just myself. A lot of people introduce you This is Stan Michelson. He's one of the Gainesville Eight'." Michelson said. Patterson, 26, who repre- sented himself at the trial, is attending the University of Texas branch in El Paso, "trying to and trying to get his head and his finances together. "1 think I had probably the highest level of blind hostility I've ever had in my when the trial ended, Patterson said. That hostility, aimed at police anti law t-ilfurreiilrltl ygi-actes. caused him lo be harassed by (he police and arrested. He was laken before a judge fur failure to identify himself to an officer and was arrested anuthi-r lime fur luting a weapon, which turned out In be legal, he said. i'allcrson said he's slill sus- picious of people. Fuss, 27, slill faces legal trouble He is accused of selling pounds nf marijuana lo an undercover narcotics agent. Mental Ward His trial was postponed in July after he was committed to a Veterans Administration hospital mental ward strapped to a stretcher after a weekend of using cocaine and barbi- turates in nervous anticipation of the trial. He left after a week and a half in the hospital, when he woke up one night to find another patient urinating on him. "There's nobody who's ever going to get well in that place." he said. Foss said he's been apolitical since the trial, raising fond in his own garden and keeping bees. Perdue. 25, is working as a diving instructor in Hollywond. Fla., and plans lo return In school part time in the fall tn finish up a degree in oceanography. "Our Way" "I think a lot of people are seeing it our way Perdue said, adding that people are believing the defense claims lhat Iheir prosecution was tied In Watergate. Mahoney. 26, has been at- tending Hunter college, working part lime in an off- track betting shop and par- ticipating in an occasional demonstration. He said that following the trial he had trouble for a long lime trusting new people and was treated by a psychiatrist. Perdue and his wife planned to spend a month this summer in Europe. 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