The shelter door was obviously plywood (when it finally broke, one could tell it was flimsy material). Even though it was supposed to be of a heavy substance, anything that could be opened with a battering ram would not withstand an atomic blast. See more
Why don't we get some kind of battering ram?
Yeah, we could go over to Bennett Avenue, Phil Cline has some heavy pipe in his basement, I've seen it.
No, no, that would bring him into the act too, and who cares about saving him? No, if we do that, we'll let all those people know we have a shelter on our street. We'll have a whole mob to contend with, with a whole bunch of strangers.
Sure, and what right have they got to come over here? This isn't their street, this isn't *their* shelter.