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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thnrs.. July 25, 1974 They'll Do It Every Time OFFawts ANPFRierJPS VFOR BDT HIS FAMILY eers-NorA FHOM AW OF THEM- Wafch Trends Aufo Big-Block Stock Deals Office Made Of Recycled'Trash' By Ronald lattlepage HOUSTON (UPI) Each yoar 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 ac- said John Vauder- veld, a senior vice-president of the company. "Waste" Misnomer "The general public must recognise 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 back 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 lS-by-40 foot office has 16 wall panels, a desk and chair, three pull-up chairs, a sofa, two lounge chairs, a coffee ta- ble, 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 Vanderveld said. "But he's afraid to tell the general public that it's reprocessed wool because the general public will say that there must be something wrong with it. But actually it's, as good as virgin material." Bottles, Auto Parts Browning-Ferris and the designer, Bruce Monical, gathered the recycled materials from New York, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Colorado and Califor- nia. Broken beer bottles went into a table top, melted down au- tomobile cylinders formed aluminum frames for chairs, used paper tubing added sup- port to the walls and broker windshields became ashtrays. Monical found the design challenging. In four months work, he learned the material were both durable and easy ti: work with. "I was intrigued by the Monical said. "But this was just a drop in the bucket tc what can be done and ultima- tely what will have to be done "Sooner or later, we're goin; to have to begin substituting and realize there is a resource there and it has to be put to use by business and the con sumer." Energy Savings Vanderveld said manufac- turers must recognize that vast amounts of energy could be saved and rapidly diminishing natural resources used more judiciously through wide spread 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 Monical said, "because eventually we're going to be a recycled society in many res- pects." Grasshopper Vane Returns to Roosl BOSTON (UPI) A "priceless" 80-pound gilded weathervanc 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 hid- den by the thief within the building without detection. Workmen for Skyline En- gineering Co. of Pltchburg at- tached the grasshopper back on top of the Faneuil hall cupola. The grasshopper weather- vane was shaped in 17-12 by Coppersmith Shem Drowcl. Beer Secretary LONDON (UPI) The Bass Charington Brewing Combine has announced the name of its new company secretary, lie is R. F. Beer. Whirlpool Alft CONDITIONERS HELP MAKE THIS SUMMER A COOL COMFORTABLE ONE WITH A WHIRLPOOL AIR CONDITIONER. MANY MODELS AVAILABLE BTU's APPLIANCE SPECIALTIES CORPORATION 5519 Center Pt. Rd. NE (319) 393-2916 OPEN THURSDAY 'TIL 8 P.M. By John CunniU XKW YOKK (AD Here are a couple of lunu'-ierm trends thai hustiU'-ss men. investors and others will be Matching for SIKHS of 1. rfL'islrallons In every decade this ceniurv the nuniher of passenger cars re.qistered in the I'. S. has itiillicin. ninl people per car hail dropped to IS 1973 leisures I he latest compilation In the National Automobile Dealers And sin number of per fallen In IMIii, fur ultaneouslv the sc id. one lor even IIS per- is there iissenger ears registered, on for persons. By 1D5H the nuinlier of registrations had risen to -III i Because of the price of shortages, forecasts of an end this trend have been com- mon. But the car dealers say no, we'll just have mure of the same. John Cunnlff liy IStSll. they prelect ILMi.7 million cars or one for l.S individuals 2. Institutions: Back in I'liti n became ions instnutioiN were becoming a 111.1; fac- tor in stock markets The old- time bank trusts and life in- surers were brins; joined mutual and pension funds Moreover, these msiiumoii-, were fhuiiKiiiK their invest- iiient style Institutions liv tradition were rather than traders h was their to sit mi fjDinl stocks and content with dividends But some in the institutional ranks had different ideas They wanted to show biv'xer and quickly, and so the perfor- mance Bailie was born It meant churning ynur portfolio in search of capital siains. As a result. block transactions oil the New York Stock Kwhamje bewail to soar, and by the early years of this decade tullv ill pen-nil Irudiiui mi some days was hv instiliitinns. Kralued Dangers Ky 1H72 the total of blocks that is, single deals iinoh- 1111; HI.IIUO shares or mure reached or lr> tunes the figures While at first welcomed such transactions, they soon its dangers. institutions woreHomi: to trade in such huw bhicks, then the small investor ficured he'd better uet mil the way lint lasl vear. the New Ynrk k has just an- nounced, bin block inPM- fell fur the fir-l imi" s'nice statistics Were kepi A ri 'i percent decline tin- total down to hnestment analysts are watchiiiK the figure closely While one year, and perhaps :oi unrepresentative one at that, doesn t necessarily break a [rend, it could mean that in dividual investors niixht ri'ii- sider returniii'-'. 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