The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 51
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 51

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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Belladonna Joins List Of 'Kick 9 Drugs said they behaved like maniacs and talked to walls and trashcans. In Dade County the death of a youth was linked to belladonna A quantity of the substance was tound in the stomach of a youth who died of drowning at a boat party. Dade medical authorities disclosed. Local druggists are careful about the sale of any narcotic preparation. Common expectorants and cough preparations were previously available to any adult who signed a registry. But many addicts would go from drug- deadly on overdose. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a statement placing stromonium based products on a prescription-only basis. The asthmatic medications containing the drug have been pulled behind the counter in many local drugstores. During the past several months area police investigated about six incidents where the drug has been used. The users were mixing the powder with soft drinks or simply swallowing it. Two youths were so seriously affected they had to be straight jacketed. Une officer druggists work to prevent abuse the usuers and addicts come up with a new way to "trip out," narcotics agents say. Some of their methods involve complicated treatment of basically mild medicinal preparations. Other ways involve the use of common kitchen spices. The spices are not illegal and do cause a type of "trip." but users claim the side effects are rough. Severe abdominal pains accompany any pleasurable aspects. But one spiceta-ker was heard to remark. "When you can't get anything else, at least it's something. sale instead of risk supplying an illegal habit. Cooperation between police and local pharmacists has succeeded in reducing the violations on exempt narcotics (drugs which may be pruchas-ed without prescription within a certain quantity in a given period of time.) Frequent checks are made on drugstore registries and many persons have been arrested for exceeding the pruchase limit. A conviction was gained in August when the first such case came to court in Palm Beach County. But as fast as police and PALM BEACH POST-TIMES LOCAL NEWS, FEATURES SUNDAY Sunday, Nov. 24, 1968 PAGE ONE m ili . li 1 By Paul Beeman Staff Writer The "tripseeking" set has evidently caused at least one more form of self-medication to go on the "prescription only' list. One recent kick for chemical escapists is the consumption of a powder that is generally burned for relief from an asthma attack. The powder, sometimes sold in a cigarette form, is eaten instead of burned and a euphoric state is achieved. The users apparently overlook the fact tnat the chief ingredient is stromonium belladonna, a poison which can be 1 T 5 A Mall Store Trip 4 Y I V: i t 5fc V 4 i ; ml I V 1 w 1 1 - I I "3 1 V Decorated Tree - - IBk (Hi V , to " ','TIM V J ' "i mi (SUM Plwto W Ursula wmann store to drugstore purchasing small quantities of medication. Some "junkies" drive several hundred miles a week to maintain a habit, a vice detective said. Druggists in many stores are now hesitant to sell to anyone, preferring to lose a SECTION D 4 Mike t 'fi Galaxy ,7 J1 ' l,l.lfcL.ll Window Crowded With Toys Was A Magnet For Migrant Children To Fantasy Land Fifty-six children of migrant farm workers in the Belle Glade area entered a fantasy land Thursday on a trip to the Palm Beach Mall. For some of the children, kindergarten and first grade pupils at the Osceola School at the Osceola Migrant Camp, it was their first trip outside the Glades and their first experience with today's modern, mechanized world. The field trip was part of a series on an education program in migrant camp schools financed by the federal government, according to Miss Nancy R. Wilson, who is associated with the Palm Beach County public kindergarten division. The time for this once-in-a-lifetime trip for the migrant children was carefully chosen. A visit to the huge mall during the pre-holiday season afforded them a chance to enjoy tinsely Christmas decorations and taste some of the excitement of Christmas shoppers. The children were amazed at almost everything they saw. A candy vending machine attracted the attention of tiny hungry tourists, but the major attraction was an escalator. Some shoppers looked with awe as the children squealed with pleasre on the moving stairs and wondered how children could find such excitement in something so ordinary. Although the children were tired at the end of their excursion, their excited chatter indicated that this trip would remain a highlight in their young lives. f'WM V ' , , Lmiiai'iijL Children Sigh At Gaily ' .is--- V Melson Inspects Money At i ..z if ' ''!! - M T7V ; ) v A f Home Federal S. & L. . , V X 2 1 "I ' muni rt Of Toys Captures Allention Of Farm Children Pam Bond Tries Surprise Present Candy Machine Perplexing Problem For Some

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