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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon.. Sept. 2, 1974 Collectors Make Timely Investment in Old Clocks CHICAGO (AP) This is a great lime for clock collec- tors. They arc ticking off the dollars. Bernard Edwards, president of the Chicago chapter of the National Assn. of Watch and Clock Collectors, says clocks are a better investment nowa- days than the hottest stocks. But you've got to find the right ones. "Several years ago you could buy old alarm clocks for 50 cents or but now they are going for to says Ed- wards, whose travels in the outdoor advertising business give him occasional (line for clock hunting In antique shops. "Alarm clocks made from 1912 to the 1930s and early 1940s are coining up fast in the clock derby." said Ed- wyirds, a collector for 15 years. "Anyone who was in the service during World war II probably will remember the alarm docks that had 'war alarm' printed on the face. There were millions of them, but most were lost or thrown away. They are worth to now." Double-dial calendar clocks and railroad clocks are in demand now while a few years ago school clocks were a big thing, Edwards said. Before that, gingerbread mantel clocks were popular. "Alarm clocks are the big he said. "There are fashions and fads In clocks just as there are in other kinds of collecting." Edwards' personal collec- tion includes 100 clocks and 50 watches. His prize is an early American mahogany clock three feet tall that he bought for at an antique shop two years ago. "It's of museum quality a genuine Aaron Willard with Paul Revere he said. "1 value il at to- day." In today's changing market an amateur can get burned, Edwards warns. "Take a good look at the he advises. "Old clocks, being handmade, have movements rather on the crude side. New ones look new. they are probably stamped out. The plates are thin and are usually riveted instead of screwed." LAFF A DAY "It's truly a miracle drug .it inexpensive." ON THIS DATE In 1864, dur ing the Civil war, Union force, under Gen. William T. Sher man occupied Atlanta. Cia. Any Sport Coat Any 2 pair of Knit Slacks to 20.00 Any 8.50 Shirt (long or short sleeve) Any Tie up to a 98.50 value! A one day opportunity to save on a complete outfit. First select a sport coat from our tremendous stock of solid colors and patterns, sizes 36 to 50 reg., 38 to 44 short, 39 to 50 long, then choose any 2 pair of double knit slacks in sizes 29 to 50 waist, to complement your coat, then choose the shirt and tie to complete the fabulous savings package. ARMSTRONG BUDGET MENSWEAR-DOWNSTAIRS STORE Jacket, reg. Knot Tops, reg. to Slacks, reg. to Skirt, reg. Regularly, to A one day opportunity to save on a fashion package tailor made for busy women. An extremely versatile combination of jacket, tops, slacks and skirt to wear for work and play. Smartly styled and color coordin- ated. Sizes 8 to 1 8 and ARMSTRONG BUDGET FASHIONS-DOWNSTAIRS STORE Galbraith Says Spiral Imperils U. S. Stability NKW LONDON, X. II. (AIM Harvard economist John Kenneth (lalbraith says the stability nf the federal KIIVITII- inent will remain In jeopardy as lone as political leaders refuse lo take unpopular steps to curb inflation. (lalbraith luld a Colby college audience Thursday night that President Ford's top economic priority in federal expenditures is "ora- tory." liaising taxes accomplishes the same end more Quickly and effectively, and until the President lakes that step "he isn't serious" about curbiiif: inflation, said Ualhrailh. The former ambassador to India said Americans are pay- ing an increased tax in the form of rampant inflation. Oalbraith outlined his own economic strategy which he said Would slow Inflation to three or four percent. He called for'the institution of tough price and profit controls and an increase in federal income taxes for those with incomes of or above and modest increases in corporate income taxes TUESDAY ONLY! Big Savings on Men's Car Coats and Rain or Shine Coats from Regular Stock! RAIN OR SHINE COATS Timely savings on Rain or Shine coats with zip-out liners cron combed cotton in solid colors Ssm plaids Popular style from our regular stock. Fly-front, spHl shoulder a shoulder and slash pockets. Sizes 36-46. i. lo 870 CAR COATS One Day Only savings on car coats in wool herringbone and solid colors. R.ch pile co lar and lining. Smartly styled, y warm. Dry clean only. Sizes 36 to 46 regulars, 40 to 46 lonns AM from our regular stock. Fine quality! ARMSTRONG MEN'S CLOTHING-THIRD FLOOR
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