Transport: Lion Hunt

One morning last week Coast Guardsmen stationed at Cape May, N. J. intercepted an SOS that shivered their timbers: "Any ship in neighborhood with guns on board . . . lion broken loose. ..." The sender was Royal Netherlands liner Amazone, steaming 90 miles off the coast with nine passengers, half a ton of gunpowder and some 14 wild animals which she was newcastling from New York zoos to a zoo in animal-ridden Venezuela. Her crew packed no firearms.

Coast Guard Commander Lieut. Burke prudently sought advice from Frank ("Bring 'Em Back Alive") Buck...

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