TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS The Official Inaugural Medal KELL It ftas just been announced by the 1969 Inaugural Committee that Presidential Art Medals, Inc., has been appointed as the official distributors of the Richard M. Nixon inaugural medal. Nixon personally selected Ralph J. Menconi to prepare the models for this medal. Menconi gained worldwide recognition for his. John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy memorial medals and the extreme high-relief portrait for the Sir Winston Churchill memorial medal. It was also Nixon's suggestion that the creWelwork pattern of the Great Seal, embroidered by his daughter Julie, be used as the motif for the reverse. It has been so faithfully reproduced that the signature—"To RN-JN" is • plainly discernible just below the eagle. This personal, family touch in design sets a precedent in the 68-year history of inaugural medals. Two different medals will go on sale throughout the United States this week. The 2%-inch bronze will cost $6, including an easel to display "the medal. The 2%-inch solid silver copy will be issued in limited editions and serially numbered from 1 to 15,000. Th'ese are available at $45 each, including' the easel. Interested readers may like to write Presidential Art Medals, Inc., 10 W. National Road, Englewood, Ohio 45322. I called James Harper, vice- president of Presidential Art Medals, regarding the availability of these pieces and he assured me that delivery would be immediate. DEAR MR. REED: My wife and I are avid fans of your column. We have sent for uncircu lated coin sets (1968) and your column keeps the reader informed on acceptance of orders. Is the mint filling these orders and, if so, how soon can we expect delivery?—J. W. Graham, Clio, Mich. (Flint Journal). MR. GRAHAM: I have received hundreds of letters from anxious readers asking the same question. If you ordered 1969 proof sets or 1968 mint sets from MONEY CLIPS by Mort Reed a facility of the United States Mint and your check or money order has not been returned, you will receive your sets shortly. If you have received nothing in the way of a receipt or acknowledgment from the Assay Office in San Francisco and your canceled check has not been returned, it is time for concern. I suggest, you send a duplicate order and your check or money order number to the U.S. Assay Office, Numismatic Service, 350 Duboce Ave., San Francisco, Calif. Be sure and include your name, address and zip code nuix* ber. Acceptance of all ' orders is contingent upon the mint's ability to meet the unpredictable demand. If the demand exceeds the supply, a cutoff date will be established, beyond which i.11 orders will be returned. MR. REED: Some time aso I read in your column that coins should not be cleaned with any- kind of substance because it would cause the coin to lose some of its valuue. Well, what about the enclosed article that appeared in a nationally known column telling collectors to clean their coins with a certain product? Is it O.K. to use this suggestion? I have several old coins that need cleaning but hesitate to take a chance on devaluating them. — Sam Mostriano, Pittsburgh Press). DEAR SAM: This columnist performed a disservice to many readers. She should have taken "this suggestion under advisement before releasing it to the public. Never clean a coin—period. A cleanser may not contain an abrasive material but in the process small particles are dis lodged from between the letters or hairlines in the device and moved across the surface just enough to damage the coin. These mars are not noticeable because they were not obvious before the cleaning process began. But under a powerful magnifying glass they most certainly are, to the expert. If. I repeat, if a coin must be cleaned, dust it with a sable- hair artist's brush or a fine brush used by photographers to clean negatives. Do not apply solvents, detergents or metal polishes. Merely hold the cold by the rim, between your thumb ard index finger, and brush the surface very lightly with one of the suggested brushes. If it is corroded, forget it. This type cf chemical reaction leaves pits in the surface and nothing will remove them. A cleaned coin has been known to lose 50 per cent of its value. NEWS BRIEF FLEKKEFJORD, Norway (AP) — Thi*ee Russian trawlers left the south Norwegian port of Fkkkefjord Friday night after being fined 2,000 Norwegian kroner—$285—for intruding into nriitary waters off an Atlantic alliance air base two days previously. Two East German trawlers left Flekkefjord Thursday night after also being fined 5285. Two other Russian trawlers seized in Norwegian waters 40 miJes northwest of Flekkefjord Thursday also have been allowed to leave Norway after their crews said they were seeking refuge from a gale and rough seas. They were not fined. Kenny Mount is enjoying • vi?'ting with his parents, Mr. j and Mrs. Harley Mount, after | f 'n 'Shing his stay in the Army. Elmer Hosldns visited Sunday nesr .Xenia with Mr. and Mrs. J -'iin Lawson and Mr. Ben Hoskins. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Riley are visiting this weekend in Cham- I yaign with her sister, Winnie.' and husband. Mr. and "Mrs. Chas GoUoff anJ family of Bonnie visited her uncle and aynt Mr. and Mrs Dal Ferguson. Ralph Rollinson was dinner gnest New Years with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fyke. We were sorry to hear of the death of George Watson, brother of Mrs. John Spangler and Mrs. Earl Spangler. The family has my sympathy. Gary McDaniel and daughter Lorna visited Sunday with Mrs. Eloise McDaniel. The neighborhood was sad- d.-ned by the sudden death of Mr. Roy Stanford. The family has our sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mer- cei of Salem spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dal Ferguson. Mrs. Eloise McDaniel and Mi. and Mrs. David .'Simmons and Sherrie were dinner guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Rob Simmon. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Riley have 1 returned home after spending the holidays in North Carolina with their grandchildren. Dal Ferguson visited Monday with Elmer Hoskins who has heen sick two weeks with the flu. Mr. and Mrs. Syria Spangler and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Blanken?hip visited Sunday with Mrs. Bessie Blankenship in Salem. Mr. and Mrs. Rob Simmon and Evelyn, and Mrs. Eloise McDaniel visited Sunday evening with Elmer Hoskins. Mrs. Jeanie Foutch is home from thhe hospital and doing 5ine. Mrs. Ray Ellen Alvis and baby son started Sunday in their trip to Hawaii to meet her husband Ronnie Alvis who will be on rest from Vietnam. Ronnie has never seen his baby non. Mrs. Jimmy Leuty left for Germany last week to be with her husband who is stationed Ihere. . . . Eloise McDaniel, Cor. Name Strong Controller For A. E. Staley JUDSON E. STIMMWJ DECATUR. 111. — Judson E. Strong has been named controller for the commodities group at A. E. Staley Manufacturing- Co. Strong had been supervisor ot corporate accounting in the Company's control division for the past VA years, and was assistant budget director for five years before that. He joined Staley in 1951 as a senior accounts payable clerk. A native of Mt. Vernon, 111., Strong is a graduate of Millikin University, where ho received a B.S. degree in accounting and finance. In his new position, he will have responsibilities for all accounting functions within the commodities group, which directs the company's soybean processing operations and oils and feeds marketing activities. He is the son ->f Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Strong, Sr., formerly of Mt. Vernon, hut now living in St. Petersburg, Fla. 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