Independent from Long Beach, California on February 27, 1969 · Page 22
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 22

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
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GOLDEN YEARS Try Using That China and Silver By THOMAS COLLINS People reaching retirement age become much like squirrels, according to Robert N. Underwood, who will retire this fall. "They store things, to the point of hoarding, but where the squirrels have a practical motive in mind, the people don't -- they just keep the things stored." Underwood's mission in retirement will be to dig out everything in his home that is stored away and enjoy a bit of elegance. His wife, now horrified at the idea, will come around in time, he thinks. "We have sterling silver for the dining room table, with place-settings for 12," he says. "I've eaten with it maybe five times in the last 10 years, only when we had dinner parties. The rest of the time it has been carefully stored away. "WE HAVE some fine china, Spode and Lenox, I think, and 1 haven't eaten on that in so long I've forgotten what it looks like. Why? Because it's stored away for special company. ' "Well, I like the feel of a . sterling fork, and I like a china plate instead of one from the dime store. And since we have the stuff, why don't we use it?" He's not sure just what his wife has stored away. He remembers silver candlesticks, "and if 1 rnuld have candlelight in my retirement along with sterling and china I'd put on a tie for dinner every night." He remembers a silver chafing dish, various other fine table pieces, some of which were wedding presents 43 years ago. He remembers linen napkins -dozens of them. He thinks 'there's much more he's forgotten. "WHY SHOULD people keep such things in basement boxes? Why save them? If you are ever to enjoy them, retirement is a good place to start. "In fact," he continues, "retirement should serve as a jolt to snap people out of the hoarding habits that come on with the years. Why should we pay less and less attention lo the niceness of our dining, when we have the things that will make dining elegant? Why should we spend our evenings in a sitting room when next: to it. is a much more comfortable living room? What are we saving the carpet and f u r n i t u r e in there for?" He also doesn't understand why some Austrian figurines and other fine glass ornaments can't now he brought, out to enjoy. He can't understand why his wife won't use, just once, some silk sheets given them a s ' a present many years ago. "I'd wear pajamas if she would," he says. UNDERWOOD believes people develop a disease of saving and economizing by the time they reach their 60s. "This is good in certain areas," he explains, "because retirement income is smaller. But there is no sense in a couple economizing in the use of what they've got on hand, such as the sterling and china. Retirement should he a time for expansion, where it's possible, not restriction. "1 know there are those who begin to think of leaving their nice things to their children -- that's what bothers my wife. But sterling grows prettier with use. And I t h i n k I could wash two Spode plates a night without chipping them. I could · iron four linen napkins a week, too." But Mr. Underwood says it really doesn't mailer if the nice things are broken or look used. "We accumulated them over a lifetime lo bring niceness. lo our lives. We can give a boon lo our retirement by resurrecting them now." L«M n.«rt. c«ui . Th»n . F.b v. (AM) PRFSS-"ELEGRAM (PM)-- A-23 We Were Swamped Last Weekend, So We Repeat FRIDAY 10 to 9, SATURDAY 10 to 6, SUNDAY 11 to 6 ^ Closing its Long Beach Warehouse Every Piece of Furniture in Stock Will Be D I S P O S E D OF! REDUCTIONS OF 42% to 68% LIVING ROOMS Reg. $198. 8' MODERN MEDITERRANEAN SOFA. Lavishly quilted and beautifully detailed with carved Spanish Oak arm posts. Has luxurious Dacron-wrapped foam seat $1)11 cushions now 111 BEDROOMS Reg. $159. EARLY AMERICAN MASTER BEDROOM SUITE. Rich Nutmeg Maple finish. You Get ihe massive Double Dresser, Framed Mirror, and Full-sized Spindle Headboard. Reduced for Quick Sale now DINING ROOMS · DUAL PURPOSE Reg. ?289. 8' LUXURY SOFA i LOVE SEAT. Deep channel lufted back, reversible seat cushions of pure foam, zipper closed. Upholstered in costly fabrics. Reduced for Fast Disposition, now Reg. 589. HI-BACK DECORATOR CHAIR. Styled to complement most any decor ... a chair that's great, used singly or in pairs. Fine quilted upholstery in choice of decorator $CT prints now 3/ Reg. $179. CONTEMPORARY 5-PC. MASTER BEDROOM. Walnut Finished Triple Dresser 72" Long, Matching Framed Mirror, Panel Headboard, Plus Two (2) Nile Tables. Priced for Immedi- $114) ate Disposal now | |C Reg. S139. BIG FAMILY SIZE 7-PC. DINETTE SET. Table extends (with 2 leaves) to seat 8. Set includes 6 Upholstered Chairs, that wipe clean with a damp cloth. 12 Sets Priced to Move Out $70 Fast now / O Reg. 510. ADJUSTABLE HOLLYWOOD BED FRAMES. Sturdy tempered steel, adjustable Bed Frame. For Twin or Full-size Beds. Just 27 on hand to be moved out C jr this weekend now 0 Reg. ?119. COLONIAL 5-PC. DINING SET. Salem Maple Finished Oval extension Tabla with one leaf, has no-mar Top, 4 chairs have upholstered Seats and Backs. Priced at Remarkable Savings now Reg. $169.9-PC. CORNER-DEN GROUP. You get Two (2) Innerspring Mattresses, Two (2) Upholstered Box Springs, Two (2) Quilted fitted covers, Casters, .Three (3) Covered Bolster Pillows. Remarkable Savings now '97 Reg. $289. LUXURIOUS 8' O.U1LTED SOFA AND LOUNGE CHAIR. Contemporary design, with button tufted back. Reversible Foam Cushions, Self Covered platforms. Here's a Great Buy! now _ Reg. $99. EARLY AMERICAN WING-BACK LOUNGE CHAIR. Exposed Solid Maple trim hi- wing back Chair. Upholstered in performance tested fabrics. M r Save Over 50% ...... 1O Reg. $379. LUXURIOUS 3-PC. CONTEMPORARY SECTIONAL SOFA. Elegantly Shaped attached Pillow Back Cushions. 100% Pure Foam seat Cushions. Upholstered in Quilted: Fabrics. Priced for Immediate Disposition ............. now Reg. $199. QUILTED 8' CONTEMPORARY SOFA. Elegantly styled with sweetheart shaped back, reversible and zippered foam seat cushions, and easy-roll casters. Choice of colors, now Reg. $49. MODERN WALNUT FINISHED BOOKCASE HEADBOARDS. Functionally designed with sliding doors in handsome Walnut finish. Choice of Twin or Full Si?e. flfl Save Over 60% now AJk Peg. $259. ELEGANT FRENCH PROVINCIAL 5-PC. MASTER BEDROOM. Antiqued White and Gold finished. You get the spacious Doubls Dresser with Carved Framed Mirror, Chair- Back Headboard, Plus Two (2) Commodes. Here's Great $1CT Savings! now \jj Reg. $249. COMPLETE 8-PC. SOLID OAK BEDROOM SUITE. You get the Large Double Dresser, Framed Mirror, Panel Headboard and Frame, Plus Innerspring Mattress and Box Spring. Reduced %Mt f or Quick Sale............. now |*W Reg. $289. LUXURIOUS 3-PC. MEDITERRANEAN BEDROOM. Antique Walnut Finish with Carved Drawer Fronts. Includes the 72" 'Triple Dresser. Framed Mirror, and Queen or Full-Size Decorator Poster Headboard. Priced to Move Cut Fast now Reg.$34. DINETTE TABLE 30"x40"x48". So handy and sturdy, every home should have one at this extra low price. Top is No-Mar protected. Legs are Bronzetone finished. . .now Keg. $24. DANISH STYLED DINING CHAIRS. Expensive looking Hand-rubbed Walnut finish. Leather-like vinyl upholstered seats. ' Great Solo or in Sets. Price · M Smashed now *|*| Reg. $199. 5-PC. MEDITERRANEAN DINING SET. Popular pecan finish for this smart dining group . . . round extension table has Micarta* top . . . set of 4 chairs have glove- $ 1 il JC loft vinyl seats now I *§9 Reg. 5139. MODERN CONVERTIBLE DIVAN SLEEPER. A smartly styled Sofa that opens to sleep 2 in lull length comfort. Equipped with easy-to-open mechanism. Upholstered in textured tweed fabrics. Priced at Huge Savings now Reg. $69. ROLL-A-WAY BED 48" WIDE. Guest room convenience that stores in a .Closet. Reversible Innerspring Mattress. Folds in an instant Priced at Huge Sav- Ings ! MISCELLANEOUS Reg. $69. GLASS TOP COCKTAIL TABLE. Beautifully crafted with heavily ornamented Double Pedestal Base and heavy Glass Top. 60" long mellow Gold Finish. Reduced for $9)1 Quick Sale now Ol Reg. $4.75 So;. Yd. DUPONT CONTINUOUS FILAMENT NYLON. This Nylon pile carpeting wears like iron, looks lovely. Has Douhla jute Back. Choice of colors, in-o J1IF stallation available. ...Sq. Yd.'OtZ* Reg. $139. KING SIZE RECLINER WITH 3-POSITION BACK. Designed with diamond-tufted easy tilt back that automatically adjusts to your favorite positions. Upholstered in C-love- solt Vinyl. Color Choice at ' $Q'T Great Big Savings now O/ Reg. $139. "VANITY FAIR" KING SIZE SEEP SET. Fine true-tempered Innerspring Mattress with matching Box Springs, Sleep Big and Save Big, this week-end only. now Reg. $14. DANISH STYLED OCCASIONAL TABLES. Rich Walnut finish and smart Modern styling, at a Bargain Price. Choose either the 4" long Cocktail Table, or ihe Step-End- o Table now 0 Reg. $119 COMPLETE 7-PC. MODERN DINETTE SET. Pretty, Practical and Priced ta please. 36"x48"x60" extension Table with no-mar protected Top. 6 Chairs with Vinyl Seats and Backs, Price SCO Slashed. .now fin ||O Reg.' $189, SPANISH LUXURY 84",SOFA. Carved Fruitwood exposed frame. 'Reversible Pure Foam Cushions. Lavishly Quilted Fabrics. Priced To Move Out, now Reg. $139. COMPLETE 10-PC. BUNK BED ENSEMBLE. Mellow Nutmeg Maple finished wood parts. Complete with Guard Rail, Ladder and innerspring Mattress with foundation Reg. $89. QUILTED CONTEMPORARY LOUNGE CHAIR. Man-sized for guaranteed Comfort Upholstered in outstanding Quilted Olive Fabric. Save «} M Over 50% now «f4 Reg. $279. MAGNIFICENT 9' QUILTED SOFA. Upholstered in costly Custom Quilted Fabrics. Dacron wrapped foam cushions, offers deep seating comfort. Reduced for Immediate Disposition, now $154 QUILTED MEDITERRANEAN LOVE SEAT to add to your Spanish collection . . . carved fruitwood detailing . . . reversible foam scat cushions . . . lavishly quilted . . . choice of colors. Compare at $ 129 Now Only Reg. $249. MEDITERRANEAN 5-PC. MASTER BEDROOM. Block front styling with a Dark Oak finish and authentic Hardware. Huge Triple Dresser, framed Mirror, Two (2) Commodes and the Queen or Full-Size Headboard. Priced at Great Savings now Reg. $149. COMPLETE 5-PC. MODERN MASTER BEDROOM. Contemporary Walnut finished Double Dresser, Framed Mirror, Decorator styled Headboard, Plus Two (2) Nile Stands now Reg. $14. VINYL UPHOLSTERED DINETTE CHAIRS. The chair of a dozen uses at a Great Savings! Bronzetone finished legs, Vinyl Upholstered Seats and $g Backs. Color Choice now O Reg. $79. 5-PC; BRONZETONE DINETTE SET. large extension Table with Wood-grain mar- resistant top and 4 chairs, Seats and Backs Upholstered in wipe-clean vinyl. Reduced for Quick Sell Off! now Reg. $89. 5-PC. SINGLE DEN LOUNGE. Includes reversible Innerspring Mattress, Box Spring Foundation, Quilted Coverlet and Two (2) Uupholstered Bolsters. Prices Slashed for 3 AT QuickSale I/ Reg. $39. ROLL-A-WAY BED WITH INNERSPRING MATTRESS. Comfortable and convenient, and so lightly priced. Stores in a minimum space and opens easily for extra $*J/L sleeping space now A0 Fcg. 5119. STEREO-PHONOGRAPH CONSOLE. Solid State, Dual Channel Stereo has 4 Speakers and is enclosed in a handsoma hand-rubbed Walnut finished cabinet. Priced lo $TT Move Out! now // Reg. $279. ADMIRAL DUAL-TEMP'REFRIGER- ATOR. Has large sub-rero freezer with separate door, Uuia-Last food compartment and ''Penny-Pincher" power unit, |AA plus Automatic Defrosting, now |OO Values to $24. DISCONTINUED PATTERNS IN DINETTE CHAIRS. Select from Bronze- tone or Black Metal frames. Easy care vinyl upholstery in assorted patterns and colors.-Most priced below makers cost now Reg. $249. FAMOUS MAKE HIDE-A-WAY SOFA BED. A smart Sofa Upholstered in performance tested fabrics. Opens automatically lo sleep two in full bed comfort on a fine innerspring Mattress. Greatly «· VM Reduced now I/O Reg. S119. 2-PC. DESK CHEST-STUDY ENSEMBLE. Mellow Nutmeg Maple finished Hardwoods. Colonial Styling, 72" wide, this ideal study group has ample storage in the chest and kneehole desk, Nutmeg maple finish, no-mar protected top now Reg. $59. CONTEMPORARY WALNUT DESK. A smart looking Desk in modern walnut finish with no-mar protected Top, and Deep roomy drawer now 100 Reg. $79. KING SIZE 3-POS1TION RECLINER. Has adjustable Deeply Tufted easy- tilt back that's form fitting for extra comfort. Upholstered in Glove-soft Vinyl. Here is remarkable Savings now Reg. $149. COMPLETE CON TEMPORARY BEDROOM. Tremendous value in this manufacturer's buyout. You get the long Triple Dresser, Mirror, Panel Headboard two ( 2 ) bedside Commodes. $ Walnut finish Reg. $299. MEDITERRANEAN 5-PC. MASTER BEDROOM. Luxurious Jade Green finish on selected Oak. You get the Huge 72" Triple Dresser, Framed Mirror, Two (2) Nile Commodes, Plus Queen-sized Head- · M m ·board now |3*| Reg. $159. MODERN 5-PC. MASTER BEDROOM SUITE. Mellow Walnut Finished. You get tha Huge Triple Dresser, Framed Mirror, Two (2) Commodes Plus Panel Headboard now Reg. $129. MODERN 5-PC. PEDESTAL DINETTE SET. Easy-to-live-with Oval extension Table with mar-resistant Top and Pedestal Base, Plus Set of Four (4) Swivel-Pedestal Chairs. Priced at $TT Huge Savings now // Reg. $29. EARLY AMERICAN MATES CHAIRS. Here are Big Hefty Mates Chairs offered at Great Savings. Crafted of rich hand-rubbed nutmeg maple finished hard- $1/1 woods now "'1*1 Reg. $399. EARLY AMERICAN KING SIZE SOFA SLEEPER. Famous make Hide-A-Way. Homespun Tweed Type Fabrics in a choice of colors. Instantly opens to a king size Innerspring Bed. Reduced to move out $ A A Q thii weekend now Jtt9 Reg. 579. TWIN OR FULL SIZE SLEEP SET. Hotel type innerspring mattress and Box Spring Set. Fine true-tempered steel coils. Must Go Reg. $5.95 Sq. Yd. DUPONT "501" LABEL NYLON PILE. You know this famous quality.' It's here in a choice of 17 Decorator Colors. Save on this long-wearing Luxury. Installation « *Jf available now *!·/ 3 Reg. .579. 48" SPANISH-STYLED KNEEHOLE DESK. 4-Dravw ;one Double Depth lor files) Kneehole Desk. Antique Spanish Oak Finish, with no-mar protected top. The Savings are Great! now Reg. $39. MEDITERRANEAN OCCASIONAL TABLES. Intricately detailed in Spanish Oak Finish. No-mar protected Tops, choose either the long Cocktail Table pr handy End Table. Priced at Great Savings now Reg. $99. 5-PC. SPANISH-STYLED DINING SET. No-mar protected Spanish Oak Table Top, Ornamental metal legs. 36"x36" Top extends to 48". Set of Four (4) Upholstered Chairs. Priced at $£Q Great Savings now 00 Reg. $169. QUILTED IMPERIAL QUEEN- SIZED SET. Luxurious sleeping at a price you won't want to miss. Big Queen-size in a custom-type Innerspring Mattress and Box Spring nn Foundation 00 Reg. $39. AUTHENTICALLY STYLED BOSTON ROCKER. Rock away your worries in this perennial favorite. It has a 41" High back and contoured-for-comfort seat. Nutmeg finished hardwood. Here is the kind Of savings you've been waiting for now Values to $49. LARGE ASSORTMENT OF TWIN AND FULL SIZE HEADBOARDS. Select from Modern, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Early American styles. Most are in Perfect condition, some slightly damaged now Reg. S89. FAMOUS "DOUGLAS" 5-PC. DINING SET. Beautifully styled round Table extends to 48" Oval Has Walnut grained no-mar Top. Four (4) side Chairs upholstered in easy-care fabrics, now Reg. $39. AUTHENTIC COLONIAL CAPTAINS CHAIRS. Big and roomy, Oversized Captains Chairs with deep saddle seat for extra comfort. Rich hand-rubbed nutmeg maple finish on native hardwoods. Great $1O Savings! now 10 Reg. $39. BUNK BED MATTRESS WITH FOUNDATIONS. Sturdy Colonial print Ticking, perfect for vacation house or for the Kiddies. Reversible Innerspring Mattress. Priced at $1)1 Great Savings. now A*f Reg. S259. QUILTED CONTEMPORARY HIDE- A-WAY SOFA BED. Built for comfort around the clock Has Pure Foam Cushions. Upholstered in Costly quilted Fabrics. Inside it hides a full-size · Innerspring Mattress now Reg. $79. MODERN SWIVEL ROCKER. Danish style with precision built Oiled Walnut Base. Upholstered in performance tested fabrics. Scandinavian styling. Deeply $)|O lulled backs now *|O Reg. Si 19. NUTMEG FINISHED BUNK BED SET AND DESK. Makes a complete Bedroom. Bunk Beds can be used as Tivo single Beds (conies with guard rail and ladder), Desk has 4 spacious Drawers and no-mar protected top. Priced to Go! now Reg. $59. CONTEMPORARY DRESSER-DESK 48" LONG. Rich Walnut finished no-mar protected top and four (4) extra-spacious Drawers. Reduced for Quick Disposition now Reg. S44. EARLY'AMERICAN OCCASIONAL TABLES. Maple finish and Hefty construction. Choose either the Cocktail Table, Lamp Table, or the Step-End Table. Revelutionary Savings.,v 1020 E. PACIFIC COAST HWY " - . ' " TERMS AS IOW..AS N0' MONEY DOWN ,V .UP TO 3 YEAR TO PAY BANkAMtRICARD or MASTfR CHARGE

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