Foreign News: Dogged, Catted

Herr Fritz von Opel, inventor of the famed rocket auto, has been dogged by bad luck.

Last week, he was catted by the Association of German Friends of Cats, and by Herr Victor Fraenkl, chairman of the German League for Animal Rights, one of the Association's principal spokesmen.

Inventor von Opel had placed a cat in his rocket car (TIME, June 4). He wished to test the resistance of a living organism to high speed. But the car never attained high speed. Instead it exploded. The cat was never found.

Hence the cat lovers' ire, the catting of Inventor von Opel, at a...