Wednesday, December 4, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thf Cedar KapHs Wte.. Dtc. 4. T II J. D x-vrr i S-T-A-M-P-S Tallest Building Offers Mind-Boggling Statistics and Down u.. ui i." I Stamp collecting Is tor kids, too. Bui most or the'philatelic publications providing In- formation and news about the hobby have been geared for grownups. That is, until now. A publica- tion by Scott, producers of catalogs and albums for many years, has been introduced to the younger set. It's called "Scottalk" and is edited by kids. The editorial board is composed of seven young collectors ranging in age from 10 to 15. Scottalk will have six issues a year. It will contain stories about collectors and how they are building their collections, news about new stamps of the U.S. and other countries of the world, news about stamp pen pal lists, games and puzzles. For a free copy of the firs to Scott Publish ing Co., 3 E. 57th street, York, N. Y. 10022. Old photographs of childre are featured on four ne' stamps by the Netherlands t commemorate 50 years o child welfare stamps in tha country. These adhesives, al semipostals, are part of half-century series of stamp released every Christmas b; the Netherlands! The added values go to charitable organ izations which aid need; children, reports the Worli Wide Philatelic Agency. The 30-cent plus 15 brown and dark-gray depicts a boy with hoop; The 35-cent plus 2' red shows two young girls am a baby. The 45-cent plus 20 gray illustrates two young girls posing for a photo, the 6fl-cent plus 20 blue and dark gray portrays two young girli sitting beside a carved chest. A souvenir sheet was also issued with the set. It features the four stamps in a special design on one sheet. Collectors who specialize in stamps from the Netherlands can purchase an album just for issues of that country. It also includes former Dutch colonies.' The album is part of the individual countries al- bums published by Minkus and available at your, local dealer. It seems anticu'mactic with the announcements of scores of nations issuing stamps for Christmas. But Christmas is- land, the largest atoll in the Pacific, was discovered by Capt. James Cook in 1777. The design of the 7-cent and 30- cent stamps depict a star with the figures of Mary and the Christ Child. When Great Britain issued a set of four stamps last month to commemorate the cente- nary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill, it marked the first time that a common- er (nonroyalty) appeared on more than one issue of British stamps. The stamps covered Churchill's career from 1899 to 1941. Portraits of Sir Winston show him in the un- iform of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1942, shortly after Dunkirk in 1940, as Sec- retary of War and Air in 1918 and in the uniform of the South African Light Horse in 1899. The Uniled Nations Postal Administration has issued a new stamp as a tribute to its "Law of the Jewelry Rtpair Sptmlitlng In tttmmt limtuntlng ondDioi By Nick Gregory .CHICAGO (UPI) -J Slightly more than one acre of land In downtown Chicago contains enough 'concrete, cubic yards, to build an eight-lane highway five miles long or, the world's It tons of structural steel, -tons of refrigeration equipment and, at times, workers a day to build the Sears Tower. It rises feet without rooftop add-ons makes It 104 feet taller than the runner-up World Trade Center of New York, and 20 feet beyond the top of the old champ, the Empire State Building. On a clear day you can see the great tower with its split second flashing beacon from up to 30-35 miles away. From .the observation deck, or on the 103rd floor of the 110-story highest-rise, you can see a good portion of Il- linois and lesser portions of Indiana, Michigan and Wis- consin. ;Setbacks Designed by the firm of Owihgs and Mer- rill, the tower rests on nine 75- by 75 foot column free .squares. Setbacks at the 50th, 66th and 90th floors .give the structure the appearance of a cluster of skyscrapers tied together. The building contains 4.5 million'square feet, making it the largest private office building in the world, exceed- only by the Pentagon with 8.5 million. The tower had no official Its first occupants, all Sears employes, began moving In during September, 1973, about a: year before the structure was completed and more followed as space be- came available. Washing There arc more than bronze-tinted windows in the Scars Tower, but not one hu- MARMADUKfc man window washer Six au- tomatically operated machines move on tracks up and down the side of the building at 45 feet per minute to wash the windows and scrub the build- Ing's outer surface. The only manpower needed is for align- ing the machines. Dirty water is vacuumed up, filtered and reused. The exterior surface of the building is'coaled with enough black aluminum "skin" to cover 28 acres. By Anderson Looming Sears, Roebuck Co. occupies the bottom 50 floors and rents out the remainder Sears employes work In ihe lower, which has a work force capacity estimated at As of November the building was about 80 pcrconl occu- pied. 4 Years Ctmpletc -II look slightly more than four years to complete the lower after groundbreaking In the spring of 1970. The skydeck has become one of the city's mosl popular drawing cards, attracting an average of visitors daily and many more vislling on complimentary passes. In- come generated by vlsllors Is a day or more than million annually. A sloping plaza at the ground level is surfaced in red granite imported from Ar- gentina. The floors and walls inside in public areas are covered in Italian travertine marble. There is enough telephone conductor wire in the tower to go around the world one and three-quarter times. The building contains 350 pay tele- phones and more loca- tions for occupants. The tower's so-called "life- safety system" Includes au- tomatic1 sprinklers, smoke de- tectors, emergency diescl gen- erators and sophisticated com- munications in what Sears calls "the most complete life- safety system ever devised for a high rise building." Elevators The elevator system cons- ists of 76 single deck cabs and "Cease Mnlloy Jewelers SPECIAL Men's Winthrop Captoe Oxfords 12.90 Regularly 18.00 Style that says it alll And, this oxford has it. Winthrop captoe oxford comes in black or brown with the style and sophistication you want. plus savings! Cedar RapMti Downtown Third Floor and Undale Plaza Iowa City: Mall Shopping Center at Six on Sycamore KillianL Regularly 13.00 Women's Fleece lined Chukka Boots The warm kick-about by Rangers thai never goes out of stylo. Flooce lining keeps feet cozy on cold days. Brown suede boot has a spongy crepe sole for comfort. Super soft and flexible. Cedar RapMii Downtown Third HOOT and Undale Woxa (owe Cltyi MaH Shopping Center on MX at Sycamore 14 double-deckers, divided Into three zones to speed up service. Two express cars ascend to the skydeck In less than one minute. Public services In the lower level and mezzanine Include a bank, five restaurants, barber shop, drug store, optometrist, print shop' and four apparel shops. Underneath Is a 150-car tenant parking lot. Heating cables under sur- rounding sidewalks and park- ing approaches prevent snow and ice from accumulating. bonus Save on Men's and Ladies' Famous Brand Cosmetics what is a KIIXIAN BONUS? A WEEKLY SERIES OF SENSA-. TIONAL .VALUES PLANNED IM COOPERATION WITH ONLY THE BEST OF MANUFACTURERS. EACH BONUS ITEM MEETS OUR RIGID STANDARDS OF DUALITY AND WILL BE SOLD AT LOW BONUS PRICES ONLY WHILE SPECIAL QUANTITIES LAST. V: 2 PRICE REGULARLY TO 8.00 Christmas gift giving Idoas galore with this Bonus Special. Choose from bath oil, soap, milk bath, perfume, cologne and after shove. All at half their original price. And, all From a famous maker whose name you'll know) Cedpr Rapldti AUIe lor, Downtown Stroot floor and Llndale Waie Iowa City, Moll Shopplnf Center on Six Sycamore