Father of two children, citizen of Louvain, one Edmond Morren, a master stonemason, stealthily entered the new Library of Louvain just before dawn one morning last week.
Previously Mason Morren had removed all nearby ladders into the building, locked all doors, cut the telephone line. He now ascended and climbed out upon the balustrade, for which Belgium's Hero Primate, the late Desire Cardinal Mercier, approved the following inscription:
Destroyed by Teutonic Fury: Restored by American Gifts.
The inscription was finally omitted by order of Monsignor Ladeuze, Rector of Louvain University (TIME, July 9), who...