PAPAL STATE: Jazzing the Crowd''

Impious Fascist aviators zoomed low over the Vatican last week, performed the air maneuver known as "Jazzing the Crowd." Vexed indeed was His Holiness Pope Pius XI to be thus interrupted while addressing Italian working girls in famed St. Damasus courtyard.

In Santa Marta courtyard the Pope had welcomed a band of German, Swiss, Italian pilgrims. Scarcely had he begun to speak, however, when the glass front of a wall clock directly above jarred loose. Miraculous was the Pope's escape with only a small cut on one hand. Had not the clock's iron hands deflected the falling glass, injuries to...

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