Cat Fight

A shelter loses its funding, its low-cost rental space, and even some cats, which have reportedly been put down at other shelters. But the biggest problem facing Miss Kitty's Cat House is Minneapolis's zoning code.

--Minneapolis Tribune, August 7, 1949

ONE WOMAN IN 15 PUTS UP FALSE FRONT

WASHINGTON--A SURVEY showed Saturday that one out of every 15 women in Washington wears falsies. The preference isn't limited to any particular group. The women range in age from 19 to 90.

Store clerks report, too, that women buying "gay deceivers" aren't shy about asking for them. Unlike grandmother and her starched lace, today's gals step up to the counter and say what they want. One blond buyer explained: "It gives you that feeling of assurance, you know."

--Minneapolis Tribune, August 7, 1949

PAIR BEAT MAN, NEARLY DROWN HIM

Victim Refuses to Tell Police Names

of His Assailants

A 27-YEAR-OLD man, his skull caved in, lay near death in General hospital early today, stubbornly refusing to name the assailants who beat him with a rock and tried to drown him. "You'd better tell police about it now," a doctor warned. "You might not be alive tomorrow." George Morgan, 1610 Grant Street N.E., shook his head, then whispered: "I'll have to take that chance." The doctor ordered homicide detectives from the bedside in an emergency ward. He said they could resume questioning later in the day if the patient's condition improves. Up to that point, detectives had placed together this much of the story:

Morgan was drinking Saturday evening with two friends in a West Broadway bar. Their discussion developed into a boisterous argument. Morgan fled the bar and his pals took up the chase. They found Morgan hiding, flat on his belly, among some weeds along the Mississippi River bank near the Broadway bridge. One of the men held Morgan to the ground. The other picked up a boulder the size of a cantaloupe and bludgeoned Morgan's face. They dragged him to the river's edge, threw him in the water, and continued the treatment. Every time Morgan wriggled they'd dunk him, then they'd let him up for air and hit him with the rock.

--Minneapolis Tribune, August 7, 1949

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