(Reefer Madness Era)

An Atypical Newspaper Editorial of the Day
DeltaStar1938-02-03p4 The Delta Star Feb 3, 1938p4

“High school kids are my best prospects”
We once heard a peddler thus confide to police.   His stock of goods was marijuana cigarettes, made of an easily obtainable narcotic weed against which law enforcement agencies have made almost no headway.

Tuesday, State drug Inspector Lew Wallace told startled parents, teachers and nurses of Greenville something about the prevalence of marijuana; how it is being sold in Washington county, how a wholesaler in Mississippi ships the cigarettes all over the country, how the user gets “a feeling of buoyancy and excitement of criminal intent how boys and girls are particularly susceptible to marijuana.

The story Mr. Wallace told is not a pleasant one.   Less pleasant is his admission that the state does not have funds enough to enforce the laws governing narcotics.   Some of his hearers knew of the conditions he described.   Many did not.   We have been aware for some time of reports that marijuana cigarettes were obtainable in a number of the less reputable night spots recently closed.
*   We have also heard that boys and girls in their teens were smoking the cigarettes in Greenville.   There are plenty of stories that don’t get into the paper because there is no legal substantiation.   But the stories are true.

The citizens of Greenville and of Mississippi could spend money far less wisely than enforcing narcotic laws.   Especially should the marijuana evil be ground like a lighted cigarette tip into the earth.

* Without proof (but in keeping with Mississippi’s glorious history), we're certain that he meant “Black Owned” establishments.


Given that Mississippi was the state that created the framework that would one day become "The War On Drugs".   One would expect its newspapers to have carried hundreds upon hundreds of articles, all dealing with some sort of Marihuana related horror story.   And indeed there were quite a few such articles.   However, with the sole exception of the Blue Mountain Miss., incident, almost all marihuana mentions seem to deal with out of state arrests, primarily those taking place in New Orleans.   A situation that (looking back at it with 20/20 hindsight) seems very odd to us today.   Especially as it was not for lack of effort, certainly not on the part of Mr. Lou Wallace, a true Son of Reefer Madness, if ever there was one.


Quoting Mr. Wallace; that is using his own words:
State Drug Inspector Stresses Danger of Marijuana Cigarettes
Every County In State Has Sellers And Addicts; Strong Law Urged

A vivid picture of the narcotic evil with emphasis on marijuana, and its widespread "prevalence in Mississippi, was given to "Greenville County Parent-Teachers Associations yesterday afternoon at City Hall by Lew Wallace, secretary of the State Board of Pharmacy, and state drug inspector."

Immediately after his address, the gathering pledged their support-of tentative legislation to provide better supervision of narcotics in the state of Mississippi.   Presented by Dr. John W. Shuckelford, Mr. "Wallace stressed particularly the evil of marijuana, technically known as Cannabis Indica', taken generally, he said, and. often unwittingly in cigarette form.

During the meeting, these startling acts were brought out: that the marijuana weed is grown in Mississippi and the Greenville vicinity; that the largest amount ever seized in one raid was found in Tippah County two years ago; that the evil has penetrated Mississippi so thoroughly, that law enforcement agencies of all counties, has had narcotic cases brought to their attention.

"It is by far the most dangerous and poisonous drug," Mr. Wallace said.   . . . . "The weed is grown in a warm climate, and is grown right here in Mississippi," he said.   "The largest amount ever seized in one raid was found in Tipton County, Mississippi.   The drug was even sold wholesale, one man making cigarettes and shipping them to all parts of the country."

Mr. Wallace described the drug's after effects as giving the user "a feeling of buoyancy and well feeling," and an excitement of criminal intent." He warned his hearers that boys and girls were particularly susceptible to the narcotic habit, especially in the cigarette form.

Closing his address, Mr. Wallace said, "We have adequate laws as provided by the uniform narcotic drug act, but at the present time there are not enough funds to provide for operation of the law" . . . .more . . .
Thus, as one can see, Mississippi seems to have had its own localized version of a Reefer Madness era crusader.   One who as head of Mississippi 'Board of Pharmacy' (a cross between a quasar narcotics enforcement group and a consumer protection agency), was in a position to greatly influence pubic opinion in that state.   And if there was one thing that Mr. Wallace was very good at, that was in giving public speeches.   In fact, he gave so many speeches at so many gatherings, that it is well worth our time having a bit of knowledge about the man himself.

From public records obtained via [ www ancestry com ] and earlier newspaper mentions of him, we obtained the following:

According to his WWI draft card (registration date Sep. 12, 1918):
  •   He was born - Mar 21, 1900 , and was 18 years of age at the time.

  •   It also appears that he still lived with his parents at 805 6th Ave, Laurel Miss.

  •   That he appears to have a job working for his father, the owner of the A. T. J. Wallace drugstore chain.   He also lists his occupation as be that of a “Clerk.”
However, here’s where we begin to have historical problems with Lew Wallace, the man.   According to a 1916 newspaper article:
Success Is Prediction Of AH Who Know A. T. J. Wallace.
“Wallace's new drug store in the Southern Hotel building was opened this noon.   The work of the carpenters, and painters and the task of installing the furniture and stocks was rushed during the past few weeks by two crews of workmen and the last work on the store was completed this morning.

Laurel's new drug store has been equipped with the latest fixtures and fountain that could be purchased.   The interior presents a strikingly up to date appearance.  Mr. A, T. J. Wallace, the owner, will give the new store his active attention in the capacity of manager.   Roger M. Martin and R. N. Eley both of whom are registered pharmacists and well known in Laurel, will have charge of the prescription and drug business and Lew Wallace will have the charge of the new soda fountain.

It is Mr. Wallace's purpose to cater to all trade and to this end he has installed a large stock.   Mr. Wallace has made an obvious success of the drug business in Laurel during the past year and the future of the new store is freely predicted to be a success. “
Which indicates that Lew Wallace, was born into a prosperous family of means.   Nothing wrong with that (don't we all wish), but the fact that he came from a wealthy background will help explain some of his future actions.   Also note that (at the age of sixteen) he was already working at the pharmacies SODA FOUNTAIN STAND.   A factor that now (looking back at it with 20/20 hindsight), sticks out like a sore thumb.   ---Especially as within just a few short years (by this time with alcohol prohibition fully in place) the prohibitions for whatever reason, would begin to target “Soda Fountain Stands.”   That's not a joke, soda drink stands; --- making reference to them as congregation halls for unescorted young people, etc., etc.   However, that is a subject outside the conversation at hand.   Continuing on, quoting a 1925 article:
--- Edited by Mrs. Deway Gardinier
Mr Lew Wallace Finishes Post - Graduate Course
Mr. Lew Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.T.J. Wallace, who was already graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Mississippi, received his degree in Chemistry on last Tuesday from this institution.   He also majored in Bacteriology and is now well fitted for his chosen profession.
Meaning that this guy (whatever else one can say about him), seems to have had some pretty good smarts in him.   I mean, how many of us are capable of obtaining first a pharmacy degree and then going on to get a post-graduate degree in chemistry.   Hey that takes some smarts.   But it also begins to show some of the psychological problems associated with the man.   Simply put, how was it possible for this guy to physically go around during the Reefer Madness era, saying the things that he said?   Remember:
  •   His Father was in the Pharmacy Industry, and he had grown up around it.   At the age of 16 (and probably before that), he had worked at his fathers pharmacy, probable only swiping a broom at first, but then working his way up to up store clerk, etc.   And this was at a time (1910's, 20's) when there were literally thousands of medicines with Medical Cannabis, right up on the shelves.   Thus it would have been all but impossible for him not to have noticed them.

  •   He was also a trained pharmacist.   And this was at a time when pharmacy schools (from all the old text books that we have seen) were still teaching their students about the uses of Medical Cannabis.   Textbook references which contained nothing about young girls jumping out of fifth story windows, or young boys grabbing axes and chopping their parents to death, etc.

  •   And then on top of that he also had an advanced degree in chemistry.   Still more evidence that he knew the truth.
Yet, this same man, who knew that doctors had been prescribing Medical Cannabis to their patients for decades and decades, seems to have had no trouble stating the following:
Marihuana Menace Growing In Mississippi, Says Wallace
Active interest in combating the growing menace of marihuana cigarettes (also called "muggles" and "reefers"), was evident here today as a result of an address before the Kiwanis club yesterday on the "Menace of Marihuana" by Lew Wallace of Laurel, executive secretary of the Mississippi Pharmaceutical Association.

"Unless Mississippi stops marihuana growing and traffic it won't be long until we will have more people in the hospitals, jails and penitentiary than we have on the outside," Mr. Wallace told the Kiwanians and their guests. . . . Turning to marihuana, he said it is really a hemp-like weed whose real name is cannabis.

"Cheap Drunk"
"It probably came to this country on the Mayflower," he said, "the plant being put to some other use in those days.   The Mexicans discovered that by smoking it a 'cheap drunk' could be had.   When it spread to the United States is not known exactly.   Four years ago evidence that the weed was being grown and made into cigarettes in Mississippi was definitely produced.   It is a plant that resembles alfalfa and is usually grown in some secluded spot in the field, or about the premises.  The stems and leaves are ground and mixed with tobacco.   Marihuana cigarettes usually have 80 per cent and sometimes more of tobacco in them.   They retail from 25 to 35 cents each, and we are convinced that many people over the state are regular customers of marihuana bootleggers."

Shipped Elsewhere
He said he had not talked to a peace officer anywhere in the state who failed to state that there “is definite evidence of marihuana in this community."   He discussed the seizure of 3,000 pounds of prepared marihuana in Tippah county.   This raid revealed that the grower of this weed had a contract to deliver 1,000 pounds of the ground weed in New York at about $12 a pound.

"The tragedy of our situation is that marihuana is grown in this state and the cigarettes manufactured here and shipped to other states," he said.  After his talk, in answering questions, he confirmed Police Chief Buford Hudson's statement that "more marihuana is grown in Louisiana and Mississippi than anywhere else in the United States."

Mr. Wallace said undercover men had paid from $3 to $5 a pound for marihuana "which shows why the trade is attractive as a sideline."   He said so far as known all marihuana is handled as a sideline and that the trade has not reached a point where bootleggers of the weed have quit their Jobs and made a business of peddling, marihuana as the narcotic dealers have done.   In 1936 Mississippi passed a uniform narcotic act making the penalty for possession, growing or sale of marihuana punishable by a fine of $5,000 and five years imprisonment for the first: offense, and $10,000 and 10 years imprisonment for all subsequent offenses.

Lack manpower
“We haven’t the enforcement personnel to take care of the situation,” Mr. Wallace said.   He pointed out that cases involving marihuana are returnable under any peace officer, but that a staff who can work on his menace 24 hours a day.   An effort to get $20,000 for this work failed in the 1938 legislative session, he said.
He said one or two cigarettes may result in insanity for some persons, while others will survive its effects longer before becoming permanently insane.   He said the fumes of an oil in marihuana destroys the links connecting the brain cells, and repeated use of the weed in cigarette form makes this condition permanent.   Marihuana produces a feeling of exhilaration and "brings out any criminal instinct that may be in a person," he said.   Many of the most brutal crimes, and numerous suicides are actually traceable to marihuana, the speaker declared.
Again, this guy had both a degree in chemistry as well as a degree in pharmacy, and at a time when doctors were still prescribing Medical Cannabis, this guy had to know better.   But like Harry Anslinger himself, the truth didn’t seem to have stopped him, and (unfortunately), like Anslinger, Wallace rose to power very early on in his career.   According to the Laurel Leader:
Mr. Lew Wallace Conducts Examinations in Jackson
Mr. Lew Wallace has returned from Jackson, where as a member Of the State Board of Pharmacy, he gave examinations to a number of applicants for license in the profession of pharmacy.
Thus we see that by 1929, he was already on the pharmacy board.   A position that he probably obtained through his family connections;   However, one that he probably also earned.   After all how many Mississippians at the time had not just a degree in pharmacy, but a post-graduate degree in chemistry as well?   And the fact that he was well connected to the pharmaceutical industry didn't hurt any either.   So again he was well qualified for the job.

However, it’s what he did while in power that concerns many.   According to the 1940’s (US Census Data), he was still on the State Board of Pharmacy but was only earning $2,500 per year from the job.   Now granted this was at a time when the average family income was only $1,368, however, given his education and standing, $2,500 would have only been a drop in the bucket.

Which brings us to the serious question at hand, “WHY DID HE DO IT?”

Did Mr. Wallace know the truth?   In our opinion, YES HE DID.   However in his defense it should be pointed out that, among his many activities, Mr. Wallace worked tirelessly to warn people about the dangers inherent in aspirin.   That’s not a joke, A-S-P-I-RI-N.   Example:
“Ordinarily, when we think of narcotics, we think of morphine and cocaine.   They are dangerous, because their effects are slow.   Even an aspirin produces a chemical disturbance in the body."

Hattisburg American Oct. 13, 1938p12
“He threw a sidelight on the action of aspirin in relieving pain. *   He said it slows the power of the red blood cells to carry oxygen to the system, and suggested that care should be used in taking even the lowly aspirin tablet, because it may lead to the barbaturic habit and that to the narcotic habit.”
So as you can see, this guy was not exactly normal by any means, one can only imagine what would have happened had Anslinger gone after Aspirin instead of Marihuana.   However, with that said, from the number of newspaper articles he also appears to have loved being in the spotlight and appeared in numerous public gatherings.   Thus perhaps one of the factor that might have lead to his activities as a Reefer madness era crusader.   However, it is our feeling that his main motivation was more ideological and political in nature.   The following newspaper article, written long after he was out of public office best explains what we feel his true motivations were:
Club Told That Alcohol Is Dangerous Narcotic

A Laurel druggist told the Hattiesburg KIwanis Club today that alcohol was a narcotic which destroys the connective tissues of the cells of the brain.

Lew Wallace, addressing the club's weekly luncheon meeting, rated morphine and its derivatives cocaine, above alcohol in “deadliness,” ranked marijuana number three and the pheno-barbltals as number four.

He said that the federal government is alert in connection with apprehension of morphine and cocaine peddlers and that marijuana is pretty much under control, but alcohol is with us every day.

He recalled that little more than a decade ago when he served as secretary of the state pharmaceutical board, a Mississippi farmer was caught with 3.000 pounds of baled marijuana in his barn: "He had grown the weed inside a corn field up in Tippah County—so that there were rows of corn all around it: and from the road all you saw was corn."

He urged the people of Forrest County to wage a steady fight against "the alcohol situation" and said folks who think drinking does not hurt, them are kidding themselves.

Walter Clinton, president of the club, said after thanking Wallace for the address: "We voted dry in this county, you know, but we got more than we bargained for.   It hasn't, rained a drop since the election."
Thus a simple answer to our original question; WHY?   Simply put, logic and reason be damned, the man was a prohibitionist and remained so right up to the bitter end.

*   From a historical standpoint, it should be noted that there was indeed some real concern about Aspirin at the time.   In his book, "The Great American Fraud" (about quack medicines) Sammual Hopin Adam's devotes a whole chapter to headache medicines that actually killed their users.   Yet, even with that knowledge, people with constant headaches still took this medicine.   Why?   Why not, this was way before aspirin was developed (1898) and if the pain was so severe almost anyone would have made the same choice.   But by the time Wallace was saying what he said (some 35 years after its creation),

The following Index for the State of Mississippi is (very, very) far from complete and should be seen only as a starting point for historians doing research into the Reefer Madness Era.

Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1920-03-26p37 - “Villa Bandits Reform and Enter Movies As Real Actors”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1931-08-04p7 - “F.G. Austin is Wounded”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1931-08-14p3- short
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1931-10-27p7- “Orleans’ Bad Boy In Cell”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1934-01-05p7- short
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1934-06-21p10- “Young People Among 14 Arrested On Dope Counts In New Orleans”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1935-09-27p12- “Find Marijuana Factory; Two Held” (New Orleans) (AP) Gore File
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1935-11-04p7- “Here’s More About circuit Court (from page 1)
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1936-01-21p4- “Clean-Up Drive on to Rid State of Narcotics” (AP)
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1936-04-15p3- “Marijuana Confiscated; One Held” Gore File
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1936-04-24p2- “Marijuana Found in Louisiana; 8 Held”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1936-07-29p10- short
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1936-10-06p3- “Judge Pack Illustrates Charge to Jury”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-04-26p1- Circuit Court” nwr
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-05-04p9- “PTA Congress Electing Officers”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-09-01p1- “Exposes Marijuana Dangers” (AP)
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-09-11p3- “G-Men To Join Scrap Against Marihuana” (AP)
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-09-16p1- “Quiet Parley Forecast For Legion”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1937-10-16p3- “Federal Men Start War on Giggle Smoke”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-02-10p1- “Marihuana Blamed For Crime Career” Soho
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-02-11p1- “Gun-Girl”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-02-12p1- Confesses to Bus Driver Slaying”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-02-15p3- “Drugs! Health Officers Issues Warning”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-03-02p5- “Walthall PTA to Select Officials”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-03-28p3- “G-Men Break up Narcotic Ring”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-06-03p10- “Seize Marijuana”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-07-23p7- “Narcotic Suspects Nabbed” (AP) New orleans
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-09-07p1- “Kiwanisns Fight Sale of Marihuana” (AP)
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-10-13p12- “”Kiwanis Club Hears Address on Marihuana”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-10-14p3- “Marihuana Menace Growing In Mississippi, Says Wallace”
[S]- HattiesburgAmerican1938-11-03p10- “Marihuana Arrests” New Orleans

Delta Star- GREENVILLE, Mississippi
[S]- DeltaStar1937-08-05p5- short
[S]- DeltaStar1937-11-10p7- “Marihuana War Is On”
[S]- DeltaStar1938-02-02p1- “Narcotic Evil Pictured by Lew Wallace”
[S]- DeltaStar1938-02-03p4- “Marijuana’s Best Prospects” - Editorial
[S]- DeltaStar1938-02-06p5- “Wells Talks at Hollandale on Marijuana”
[S]- DeltaStar1938-02-10p1- Marijuana Smoker Fined In city Court; Mexican Is First Offender Caught in 8 Years” + extra special headline box
[S]- DeltaStar1938-06-22p1- “2 Marijuana Sellers Caught”
[S]- DeltaWeekly1937-10-11p9- Editorial - “Government”
[S]- DeltaWeekly1937-12-20p11- short

Democrat Times - GREENVILLE, Mississippi
[S]- DemocaratTimes1934-07-26p7- short
[S]- DemocaratTimes1936-04-15p1- “Huge Amount of Marijuana Taken By State Raiders” - Gore File
[S]- DemocaratTimes1936-04-16p1- “Huge Amount of Marijuana Taken By State Raiders” - Gore File
[S]- DemocaratTimes1936-10-06p2- “Judge Illustrates Grand Jury charge”
[S]- DemocaratTimes1936-12-01p - short
[S]- DemocaratTimes1937-09-02p1- “Marijuana Weed Threatens Orleans Social Structure” (AP)
[S]- DemocaratTimes1938-02-02p1- Wallace cites the Dangers of Marijuana Use”
[S]- DemocaratTimes1938-02-09p7- “Mexican Fined For Possessing marijuana Here”
[S]- DemocaratTimes1938-03-02p- “Mexican Held For Possessing marijuana Here”

The Daily Herald - BILOXI , Mississippi
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1923-04-17p6- “A Million in Drugs Destroyed” Pix
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1923-06-18p5- “Children Smoke Hashish In N.O. War Begun On It”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1924-01-26p3- “Marihuana Smokes Ruin Youth”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1924-04-01p8- “Loco Weed” Now Cultivated And Smoked in cigarettes”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1924-07-04p2- Editorial “Marihuana”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1924-11-25p2- “Women to Fight Marijuana Sale”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1925-12-29p7- “Mexicans Declare War On Marihuana Plague” (AP)
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1926-02-15p4- Editorial - “Tia Juana”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1929-04-17p9- “After Mooter Addicts”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1929-08-13p2- “Negro Sentenced to Life For Killing Two”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-01-06p10- “Three Biloxi Youths Arrested By Police”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-01-07p2- “Youths Released on Bond”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-01-16p2- Editorial - “To Fight Marijuana”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-01-18p1- “Second Week Of Term Ends”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-02-06p1- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-07-24p3- “Caught With Muggles”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1930-08-11p6- “Two Captured in Raid” (AP)
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1931-09-09p1- “Three Biloxians Are Arrested In Mobile”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1931-09-23p2- “Biloxi Sailors Arrested”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1931-10-28p9- “Normandale In hands of Police At Orleans Again”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1932-01-06p1- “Normandale Gets Maximum Penalty for Third Time”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1932-03-03p8- “Reduces 3-Yeas Sentence”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1933-08-29p4- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1933-10-21p4- Editorial - “Marihuana cigarettes”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1933-12-02p4- Editorial - “The Modern Fagins”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-04-21p2- “Marijuana Charge Made”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-04-26p5- “Marijuana Law Violation Brings Fine, Jail Term”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-06-21p1- “Children In Group Held On Drug Charges”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-07-09p3- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-07-26p1- “Find Liquor in Old Fort”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1934-07-28p3- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-04-02p1- “Commission Will Test Bonnie Hill, Alias Marion King”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-05-17p5- “Negro Serves on Jury”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-09-07p16- “Admits Crime; Rushed Away”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-09-21p2- Muggles Cigarettes Bring Arrest of Two”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-09-24p2- “Marihuana Brings Fine and Sentence”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1935-09-27p7- “Marijuana Factory Found In Orleans” Gore File
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-01-21p1- “Order Trail of Boudreaux To Proceed”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-01-23p6- “Crime Denied by Boudreaux”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-02-15p- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-04-15p1- “Record Seizure of marijuana is made” Gore File
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-04-24p1- “Find narcotic Crop Growing In Louisiana”
[S]- BioloxDailyHerald1936-04-29p5- “Narcotics”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-05-15p9- “State narcotic Farm” Louisiana
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-07-29p10- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-08-07p2- “Hold Two For Alleged Marijuana Possession”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-09-19p5- “Marihuana Seized” Louisiana
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-10-01p4- Editorial National Crime Raid”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-10-06p1- “Exhibits Shown To Grand jurors”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-12-01p1- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1936-12-09p- Editorial - “Narcotic Threat”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-01-21p1- “Narcotic Drive”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-02-05p10- “Crab-Logy, Criticisms and comments by Crab of Big Level”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-05-31p8- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-09-01p8- “Curb Service For Marijuana Buyers In New Orleans”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-09-10p1- “marihuana Drive To Be Conducted” (AP)
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1937-09-18p8- “Peaceful Session of Legion Seen” - short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-01-19p2- “Says Narcotic Habit Increasing In Mississippi”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-03p3- “Gone: 1400 Acres of Dream Stuff” pix
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-10p1- “Their Lives At Stake” - sohl
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-11p5- “Parents of Gun Girl Relate here Strange Behavior”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-12p4- Editorial “Marihuana Cigarettes”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-16p1- “Life Sentences Face Gun Girls; No Appeal planned”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-02-23p6- “Escapes Chair”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-03-28p1- Marihuana Valued At $10,000 Seized, Five Men Arrested”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-04-23p3- “Charged With Fatal Stabbing” Gore File
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-04-25p4- “Marijuana, Narcotics, Youth”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-07-21p5- “14 Men Arrested”
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-10-2xp5- “To Speak on Narcotics” Lou Wallace
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-10-31p8- short
[S]- BioloxiDailyHerald1938-11-02p5- “Narcotic Subject of Two Addresses at Woman’s Club”


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