HARRY ANSLINGER'S GORE – MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS - TEMPORARY WEBSITE
– LOCATION OF FUTURE WEBSITE
Due to lack of material resources, at the present time we can only post this temporary website dealing with the STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS during the Reefer Madness Era. It is our hope to have a full website for the state running sometime in the future. But (again) due to lack of resources this will be a long while. For now we hope that this quickie, quickie will be of some help to researchers into the era.
Name: Robert Faulk Jr. - Location: - Boston Mass - Date: - Jan 1949
[WARNING - DATE PROBLEMS - WEIRD DOUBLE CLAIM]
What the Narc’s were claiming
BOSTON, MASS. January 1949. After staging a series of beatings, robberies and shootings, Robert H. Faulk, Jr., shot and seriously injured a police officer who was trying to arrest him, and then shot himself through the head, causing total blindness. Wide publicity given to this case attributed the crimes to marihuana, and the judge commented about the influence of marihuana on Faulk. -- MARIHUANA; The New Dangerous Drug (pamphlet) by Frederick T. Merrill 1950 versionNEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS:
[S- Jan 24, 1949 pg. 1] “2,000 Police Seek Armed Robber”
[S- Jan 26, 1949 pg. 9] “Hero Officer May Lose Leg Thru Operation”
[S- Jan 27, 1949 pg. 10] “Surgeons Hold Out Hope for Shot Policeman”
[S-Jan 25, 1949] - “Parole of Boston Bandit Defended by Board Chairman”
[Key-finder - Case #29]
MUSEUM NEWSPAPER INDEX:
NO, this index of (what may or may not be) Reefer Madness Newspaper articles is NOT COMPLETE and in fact is anything but. At best it should be thought of as a starting point for historical scholars doing research into the origin of the anti-Medical Cannabis laws.
BERKSHIRE EVENING EAGLE - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
[ S]- June 3, 1944 pg. 1] “Marihuana Seller Seized in boston” [short, NWR]
[ ]— October 08, 1947..police said was a MARIJUANA thing from a special diapering.....that arresting officers did not find MARIJUANA in her possession or see her.
[ ]— June 05, 1948...man might have gotten away with MARIJUANA valued at $25.000 except for a.....and why should he pay the bills? The MARIJUANA was contained In two small..
[ ]— September 01, 1948...MARIJUANA smoken by arresting officers....both men were imoking reefers (MARIJUANA-containing cigarettes) when..
[S]- Sept 2, 1948 ] “Studios Hire Noted Lawyer to fight Mitchum Drug Case”
[S]- Sept 2, 1948B pg.14 ] letter to the editor
[S]- Dec 8, 1948 pg. 4] “US Teen Crimes Decline”
[ ]— January 19, 1949...Inand lliree others were arrested on MARIJUANA charges. The movie ,-iclor is..
[ ]— March 11, 1949...Vickie Evans was free of MARIJUANA charges on which actor Robert...
[ ]— March 31, 1949...50 days behind ban on a MARIJUANA conviction, dashed past...
[ ]— April 06, 1949... Lila Leeds, the MARIJUANA playmate of Robert Mitchum....
[ ]— May 20, 1949...jail sentence yesterday for possessing MARIJUANA olgarottes laid purchasad on.....actor Robert Mllclnim to jail. The MARIJUANA was found Hubbard's here last..
[ ]— April 20, 1950...pains, uards testified he was growing MARIJUANA. Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. Hans..
[ ]— November 14, 1950...shut up in small places. Jack Rose MARIJUANA Tax upheld by Court WASHINGTON.....anounce federal tax or. transfers of MARIJUANA by unregistered persons...
[S]- Nov 30, 1951 pg. 3] “Texas City Indicts Ten In School Marijuana Sales”
LOWELL SUN - Lowell, Massachusetts
[S]- June 18, 1938 pg. 7] “when people run amuck”
[S]- Aug. 02, 1938.pg.1] ”Loco Weed” Smoker Pays With Life”
Gore File Houston youth said: "I'd been smoking MARIJUANA and didn't know what I did.(Texas, Aug. 2 Vince Boss, 22, "LOCO WEED" smoker, died in the electric chair.
[S]- Aug 4, 1942 ] “Murderess Toni Jo Henry, who will be electrocuted etc.”
[S]- Aug 7, 1942 pg. 1] “23 Youths Indicted for Murder”
[S]- July 17, 1945 pg 6 - “Anybody Got a Spare Flame-Thrower?
[S]- April 19, 1945 pg. 10] “Marijuana Patch in Downtown Area” (pix)
[e]- Feb 28 1937] “Prey on children with new Killer Drug” By Virginia Vaughn
[Wanted] - Sep 17, 1919; 18; - Odd Items From Everywhere
[Wanted] - Jan 19, 1919; 54; - NEW NARCOTIC DRUG THREATENS TEXAS
[Wanted] - Jun 26, 1904; 39; - A LONGFELLOW ANECDOTE.
[Wanted] - Apr 9, 1905; 46; -DEALT IN MARIAHUANA.
HYDE PARK GAZETTE - (Boston Mass)
[Wanted] - Nov. 10, 1938
WORCESTER MASS TELEGRAPH
[see Oakland Tribune Oct 11, 1936]- "Don’t be a Mugglehead" - Oct 11, 1936
[S]- Aug 7, 1937 pp5 ] “Fight on Marijuana” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
[S]- Mar 22, 1944 pp 1] “Medford Mother Slayer “Victim” Can’t Remember [need 2nd half]
A PROPER WEBSITE FOR THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS IS COMING -- ONE OF THESE DAYS:
We wish that we had the ability to run a complete website on this state, but due to limited resources, this is not a possibility at this time. For now, we hope that this partial material will be of some help to students of the Reefer Madness Era. ---- (Hint) if you make a financial donation to the museum it might help to speed things up a bit.
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