Ecclesiastical Notes: Oct. 29, 1928

At Marion, Ill., Catholics, ever fraternal, were drawn closer to each other one day last week. "Did you hear what happened last night?" they asked each other. Some person or persons—the police could not say who—had set a bomb on the basement steps of the church. It went off, ripped the basement steps, shattered windows, scattered suspicion.

At 13th Street near Sixth Avenue, Manhattan, John Markle, anthracite tycoon, helped Commander Evangeline Booth, of the Salvation Army, with a bit of digging, then turned, spade in hand, to acknowledge the cheers of many a Salvation Army cadet. Ground had been broken for the...