HARRY ANSLINGER'S GORE – WASHINGTON STATE
WASHINGTON STATE - TEMPORARY WEBSITE
– LOCATION OF FUTURE WEBSITE
Although known primarily as the state where Hitler was killed (see the Moses or Joseph Mines Gore File case below), Washington State was actually the home of various investigations into alleged crimes committed with under the influence of Marihuana. Investigations that were conducted at the behest of Harry Anslinger himself.
But needless to say, almost all of these investigations turned up empty handed. It seems that despite what the newspaper headlines were saying, actual police investigations were unable to turn up any evidence that Marihuana played any role in the crimes committed. The Jack Marable case below (which actually became part of Anslinger’s Gore File) serves as a good example. The investigators stated clearly that there was NO evidence that either Marable or Kimmich (the two perpetrators) had ever (in their whole lives) even used Marihuana. Still despite that fact, they still ended up as part of his Gore File, and in fact, as there were two of them, their case is usually counted twice.
Hopefully, as time permits, we will one day have a complete web site dealing with this state.
FOR WASHINGTON STATE
Name: Moses Mines - Location: - Spokane, Wa. - Date: - Aug 4, 1940
What the Narc’s were claiming
Spokane, Washington AUGUST 4, 1940, a hotel room in Spokane, Washington was turned into a shambles by a ruthless slayer. An old harmless man was battered to death ----so battered that his body was almost unidentifiable. The murderer, 26-year old Joseph Mines, after committing the crime, leaped to an alley about 30 feet below without injury. It was revealed that a short time prior to the crime Mines had smoked two marijuana cigarettes. He claimed at his trial that they had crazed him and that he had no memory of the deed.NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS:
Spokane Daily Chronicle:
[S-August 4, 1940 p.3] - “Obsessed Negro Murders Greek “
Spokesman Review :
[S- August 5, 1940 p.1] - Negro Murders With Bare Fists - Crazed Man Shouts God Ordered Attack on Man
[Key-finder - Case #22]
Name: Robert Kimmich 16 and Jack Marable 40 - Location: - Olympia, Washington - Date: - Jan 04, 1940
1939 - M Teenage, attempted rape G. Raloff under influence marihuana and bay rum. --- Article by James C. Munch; "UN Bulletin on Narcotics"-1966 Issue 2 (Mrs. Geraldine Roloff = victim)NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS:
NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL: -- (Lincoln Nebraska)
- Nov. 12, 1939 pp1. “ Convict 2 in Kidnapnig” (sic)
ABILENE DAILY REPORTER:
[S]- Nov 12, 1939 p10 - “Pair Blames Spree for Kidnap, Rape” - Gore File Case
Robert Kimmich, 15 and Jack Marable 40
[Key-finder - Case #16]
UNSOLVED GORE FILE CASES
Seattle.-Charles Banks was arrested on August 30, 1936, by narcotic officers and local detectives on charges of violation of the State narcotic law after selling 6 ounces of marihuana to an informer. This defendant claimed that he had been buying regularly from a man whose name or address he was unable to furnish the police. He was arraigned on September 23, 1936, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced on the same day to 10 years in the penitentiary.
A seventeen-year-old boy in Seattle attempts a stickup. (I know myself about this case; the boy was not at all a tough youngster.) ---- Narcotic Agent: by Maurice Helbrant (book) 1941
Marihuana Found in Death Car - Thirty-four grains of marihuana were found in an automobile driven by John B. Payne, 19, when it collided with another car in northeast Washington on Sept. 23, 1945, resulting in the death of one woman and the injury of eight other persons. Evidence was presented to the coroner's jury that Payne had been associated with known marihuana traffickers and users. Under cross examination he admitted telling doctors at an Army induction examination that he had used as many as three marihuana cigarettes a day. Payne and the driver of the other car were fined $250 after pleading guilty in municipal court to charges of reckless driving. --- The Traffic in Opium and Other Dangers Drugs (1945)
MURDER - SUICIDE
Seattle, Washington - M Negro killed wife, then committed suicide. 76 more marihuana cigarettes found in his service station. Suicide --- Article by James C. Munch; "UN Bulletin on Narcotics"-1966 Issue 2
1960 - L. Jones, - Seattle, Wash. - M - Negro killed wife, then committed sucide. 76 more marihuana cigarettes found in his service station. - Suicide --- 6th conference report - INEOA 1965
Killed wife, then committed suicide after marijuana spree. --- The Truth about Marijuana - STEPPING STONE to DESTRUCTION June 1967
Seattle, Wash., July 8, 1967---At a fair grounds a man accidentally bumped into another, spilling coffee on him. The individual who was bumped began swearing and took a log chain with which he proceeded to beat the startled victim. When arrested for assault, officers found the suspect to be in possession of and under the influence of marihuana. --- Congressional Record -- April 4, 1968
Seattle, Wash.-A man accidentally bumped into and spilled coffee on another at the old World's Fair grounds. The jostled person began swearing at the man who had bumped into him. He pulled out a piece of log chain and began to beat the man. Officers found the suspect in possession of and under the influence of marihuana when he was arrested for assault. --- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Nov 1968
A PROPER WASHINGTON STATE WEBSITE 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.
WANT TO KNOW MORE:
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