The Press: Malden Exploit

U. S. newspaper readers, marvelling at the tales of Father Patrick J. Power's wonder-working grave in Malden, Mass., marvelled no less at the reported size of the crowds (total of 1,250,000) which thronged the cemetery until the gates were ordered closed by Boston's Archbishop. William Henry Cardinal O'Connell (TIME, Nov. 25 et seq.). How came those crowds, whence first blew the blizzard of Malden headlines, was told by Gardner Jackson, bespectacled factfinder of the Boston Globe, famed for his chairmanship (1927) of the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense, in last week's Nation (liberal weekly).


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