The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on August 18, 1974 · 27
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The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Iowa · 27

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Sunday, August 18, 1974
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Tke. Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sn.. Aig. 18, 1S74 ' 35 .- ... - . t . - ' . p t v-o 3 '3sJ--- " - ' , 1 , ' VT'' : l! it; W;tt-rjte 'dr-- 7- Gazette Photos by L.W. Ward and Tom Merryman Mary Chris O'Brien, 1 3, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John O'Brien, looks through the debris of her demolished home. It is reported that some of Dr. O'Brien's receipts were found Thursday in Galena, III. The Glenn Flanagan farm home in rural Ryan was among the 20 houses declared total losses by a Grant Wood area chapter Red Cross survey conducted Monday night. Flanagan,-right, stands with friends surveying the damage which included many delimbed trees. Clean-Up Activity at Ryan One officer and 30 men from a Dubuque national guard unit showed up in Ryan Friday to help clear away debris left by the tornado which struck there last week. (Continued From Page IB) ' shapen wood frame which was once home and then went over I to help Nellie Duggan collect debris and salvage what was i left. The 'townspeople have ! gotten help from all around ' the state. Various community organizations have shipped in food, clothes, and supplies. Army "reserve and civil defense units have uprooted and carted away broken trees and debris, While prisoners i from the Iowa men's reformatory at Anamosa and a group ' of Mennonites from Kalona also provided clean-up assist- 4 ance. And this is only some of - - the help the town has re-' " ceived. Until Ryan can be put back together again, a process Mayor Keegan optimistically estimates aLsix months, temporary measures must be taken. Displaced persons are staying with friends until new homes can be obtained or built. St. Patrick's services will be held in a gymnasium building where the folding chairs and abandoned basket ball net trappings are a far cry from the wooden pews and stained glass windows blown out of the old church. Children may have to attend Manchester schools if federal aid does not provide mobile, school units. And the Great Plains Supply Co. is construct' ing temporary structures to house the business. "We're getting along real good," Mayor Keegan said. "I'm just thankful no lives were lost " j Y h zf' All that remains of the Riniker house, in which five persons were injured during the tornado, is this section of the basement to which the family could not get during the storm. The rest of the house and 1 9-year old Diane Ri-niker's car can be seen in the background. -.... i.v. iiv ."rrT yVest Delaware grade school was a total loss, with demolished buildings in the town. Hopefully, federal funds only a set of concrete steps still standing after the tornado can be obtained to rebuild the structure, hit. Bulldozers cleared up the rubble of the school and other I 1 FOR THAT PEACE OF MIND AND SECURITY YOU WANT FOR YOUR HOME! y 1 L-y ",.... Jos:.'i ',::f.:-:ssk...,, . J I m 'i fill .. . iRH I id m J? - -. . ttH" . 1 fi'ii 1 p 4 VVr Automatic Garage Door Opener System by ALLIANCE On duty 24 Hours . . . Opens The Door.'. . Turns on the Light ... Closes the Door . . . Locks Up Tight. May Be Installed on Most Existing Doors I We Also Give Free Estimates on Garage Remodeling Your choice of wood, fiberglass, steel garage doors We repair all makes of Garage Doors and Operator j Open 8 to 5 Monday through Friday; 9 to 1 2 Saturday mm DOOR CO. Your shopping center for garage doors and openers. 1 20 COLLINS ROAD SE a-- .... (EAST OF TOWN HOUSE) O I I .-1

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