Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 25, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 25, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa L0T5A CARPS ) J ||Aff/WWWW, J* ^fhappyN HAf7^''iffc BIRTHDAY JS V (-VJna !Pc cmum-** ^ 4 . :*$ PSyt ^ £R'”AMV CAKE OR ANYTHING? V»*Ml.. br. 1*74 WofM r^t. WA TCH FOR OUR GRAND OPENING BankAmericari Thunderbird Home Improvement Center Interior Dear Customer Thunderbird I* a home im* provement center that carries ail plumbing, electrical and building material supplies you need to remodel or fie up your homo. Our tales consultants are trained to help you select whet you need for your {ob cmd explain how to do It if you hove any questions. We will always give you the lowest prices and best service possible. I guarantee it. Sincerely, Bruce Hewitt Manager ^Jr ^ LATEX * HOUSE 9 Get a top quality house paint at a fantastic savings now! Choose from a rainbow of colors that last and last! 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Cord TROUBLE LIGHT Single Pole QUIET SWITCH Question? Ask a T-Blrd ex peril I OO Ft. Coll a 301 Ozlta remora nrrg IHD00R-0UTD00R CARPETIHG rpet your porch,party room or potion . lh this versatile, waterproof carpeting. ^    *    '&'*    "    -    '    ‘ •me in today and choose the pattern ^ ■    *v    ;    */')*$ -/ it is right for you!    I    Yd. ;    I HiVi*' -4 IS Thurs 9 9 to OPEN: Oper 3113 16th AVE. S.W. Sat 9 daily to 9 6 to 365-1401 Office Made Entirely Of Recycled “Trash11 By Ronald LJUIepage HOUSTON (UPI) - Each year Americans throw out 130 million tons of garbage in various forms. This is a vast resource for industrial and manufacturing materials that is largely ignored. To show how garbage can be turned into useful objects, Browning-Ferris Industries of Houston built a totally recycled office complete with furniture from discarded beer bottles, used automobile parts, paper and cloth. “We’re hoping through this exhibit to be able to visually and dramatically demonstrate that here are products that are good looking and that are acceptable,’’ said John Vander-vcld, a senior vice-president of the company. “Waste” Misnomer “The general public must recognize that ‘waste’ is a misnomer because once a material is used it is still there. It’s just changed forms. So you must put it buck in a form that can be reused. And the cost as we see it is comparable if not less than things made of original material.’’ The 15-by-40 foot office has 16 wall panels, a desk and chair, three pull-up chairs, a sofa, two lounge chairs, a coffee table, two end tables with lamps, several decorative pieces and a nylon carpet. And it’s all made from trash. “The material for the sofa was made from 95-percent reprocessed wool by a manufacturer who produces it all the time,” Vanderveld said. “But he’s afraid to tell the general public that ifs reprocessed wool because the general public will say that there must be something wrong with it. But actually it\ as good as virgin material.’’ Bottles, Auto F*arts Browning-Ferris and the designer, Bruce Monical. gathered the recycled materials from New York. Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Colorado arid California. Broken beer bottles went into a table top, melted down automobile cylinders formed aluminum frames for chairs, used paper tubing added sup port to the walls and broken windshields became ashtrays. Monical found the design challenging. In four months’ work, he learned the materials were both durable and easy to work with. “I was intrigued by the idea,” Monical said. ‘‘But this was .just a drop in the bucket to what can be done and ultimately what will have to be done. “Sooner or later, we’re going to have to begin substituting and realize there is a resource there and it has to be put to use by business and the consumer.” Energy Savings Vanderveld said manufacturers must recognize that vast amounts of energy could be saved and rapidly diminishing natural resources used more judiciously through widespread use of recycled materials. But until manufacturers create a demand for the recycled materials, he said. its production will lag. “It would be nice if we could ease into this and understand it,” Monical said, “because eventually we’re going to he a recycled society in many respects.” Grasshopper Vane Returns to Roost BOSTON (UPI) - A “priceless" 80-pound gilded weathervane is back atop the historic Faneuil hall for the first time since it was stolen in early January. Actually, the copper grasshopper was never taken very far. It turned out the 225-year-old weathervane was hidden by the thief within the building without defection. Workmen for Skyline Engineering Co. of Fitchburg attached the grasshopper back on top of the Faneuil hall cupola. The grasshopper weathervane was shaped in 1742 by Coppersmith Shem Browd. Beer Secretary LONDON (UPI) - The Bass Charington Brew ing Combine has announced the name of its new company secretary. He is H F. Beer. HELP MAKE THIS SUMMER A COOL & COMFORTABLE ONE WITH A WHIRLPOOL AIR CONDITIONER. MANY MODELS AVAILABLE 6,000-23,000 BTU’s APPLIANCE SPECIALTIES CORPORATION 5519 Center Pf. Rd. NE (319) 393-2916 OPEN THURSDAY TIL 8 P.M. Investors Watch Trends in Auto Ownership, million, and people per ear had By John Cunnifi NKW YORK (AP) - Here are a couple of long-term trends that business men, investors and others will be watching for signs of change: I. Automobile registrations. In every decade this century the number of passenger ears registered in the U. S. has grown. And simultaneously the number of persons per car has fallen. In 1910, for example, there were 500,000 passenger tars registered, one for every 202 persons By 1950 the number of registrations had risen to 40.3 dropped to 3.8 1973 Figures The latest compilation by the National Automobile Dealers \ssn shows that in 197.3, when the population totaled 210 I million, there were 101,2 million passenger cars on the road, one for every 2.08 persons. Because of the high price* of gasoline and threats of further shortages, forecasts of an end to this trend have been common But the car dealers say no. we ll just have more of the same. John Cunniff By 1980, they project 126.7 million cars, one car for every 1.8 indiv iduals. 2. Institutions: Back in 1965 it became obvious institutions were becoming a growing factor in stock markets The old- time bank trusts and life insurers were being joined by mutual and pension funds Moreover, these institutions were changing their investment style. Institutions by tradition were investors rather than traders It was their style to sit on good quality stocks and lie content with dividends But some in the institutional ranks had different ideas They wanted to show bigger returns, and quickly, and so the performance game was born It meant churning your portfolio in search of big capital gains. As a result, large block Big-Block Stock Deals transactions on tin* New 5 ork Stock Exchange began to soar. and by the early years of this decade fully 70 percent of trading on some days was by institutions Realized Dangers By 1972 the total of big blocks — that is, single deals involving 10,000 shares or more — * reached 31.207, or 15 times the 1965 figures While exchanges at first welcomed such transactions, they siHrn realized its dangers. If the institutions were going to trade in such huge blocks, then the small investor figured he’d better get nut of the way But last year, the New York Stock Exchange has just announced, big block transactions ft* 11 for the first time since statistics were kept A 6 .3 percent decline brought the total down to 29,233. Investment analysts are watching the figure closely While one year, and perhaps an unrepresentative one at that, doesn t necessarily break a trend, it could mean that individual investors might consider returning. g The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July 23, 1974 They'll Do It Every Time Office pa lb Ani? fbienps FAR AWC? Wipe QUA6/WIRE'S MATAL PAY Bd yr MIS FAMILY COMPLETELY FOG GETS'- MOTA TOUSLE FBCM ANY OF THEM'** Vt J** ''POP" P££ MOINES, IOWA jdxf IBf mill I W gi ] gBP ;

  • Bruce Hewitt
  • Bruce Monical
  • Coppersmith Shem Browd
  • John Cunnifi

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 25, 1974

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