Religion: Sleepers v. Bells

In Roman Catholic churches at 6 or 7 a. m., noon and 6 p. m., the bell in the steeple tolls to remind Catholics within earshot to say the Angelus, a devotion recalling the Incarnation of Christ. Last week 22 property-owners of Chevy Chase, Md. went to court in the adjoining District of Columbia to get an injunction to silence the early bells of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, which they claimed disturbed their sleep on Sunday morning. Associate Supreme Court Justice Jennings Bailey declined, declaring: ''I'd rather hear the chimes than some of the noises that disturb me...

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