Religion: Inspired Mortgage

Manhattan and even extra-Manhattan newspapers have devoted to the Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan, space with an advertising value of perhaps $1,000,000. Most of the space has been filled with the pastor's (Dr. John Roach Straton) denunciation of infidel Modernists. But a good bit has been consumed by the long-mooted plan for leasing the church property for a combination hotel-church.

Last week, a business meeting of the congregation was held to discuss mortgaging and bonding the church for $2,160,000 as a first step toward the big idea.

Dr. Straton is keen for the idea....

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