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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (t hr Cf clar ftttpicU OittK+lc * #'Once Upon A Time Story book characters were the theme of the annual Cedar Rapids    Jacobi, 12. The parade is sponsored by the C edar Rapids recreation playground parade Thursday afternoon. This float by Madison play-    commission, ground told the story. In background are Steve Taken, IS, and Tom Youngsters from Jacolyn playground carried their float all of the way Thursday afternoon. The wheels tell oil the float after it had gone about IO feet. And this sign on the rear of the Lincolnway playground float also told the story until next year These boys and girls chose pirates as the theme of their float. Nick Saba, 6, was “Tom Thumb” in the float put together by the youngsters at Polk school playground. Parade of floats from all of the summer playgrounds is the climax of the season. Nixon Tells Ford This historic picture was made by the official White House photographer at a conference in President Richard Nixon's office Thursday at which Nixon told Vice-president Herald Ford he was going to resign. Ford was sworn in Friday as the 38th President of the I lilted States. Other pictures of Nixon and his family oil women's pages. City Hall Flooded This wav a scene on the lower level of the Cedar Rapids city hall building Friday morning A water main that ran under Second avenue bridge into the city hall broke sometime during the night, causing washouts on the northeast corner of the plaza and at the entrance to the building department from Second avenue Flooded were the building department. data processing, civil defense, and other offices located in the basement. Fire department and waterworks personnel were summoned at about ti 3d a rn Friday, when tile washout was discovered kl/*H« photo by John Wii«o< 4 I ;

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