The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1952 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 23, 1952
Page 7
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», BLTTRBTILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ManyTeen-Agers Falling Victims to Dope'Thriir MMcr* note: Thte to th« Mc - cnd o* four atortet on "America's i World of N«rootl»." By DOM WHITEREAD WASHINGTON (f> _ Uncount- ad thousands of t«en-age boys and afc-te have walked Into America's •taw-world at narcotic* looking for • momentary "thrill" — and found *iey are rictinu of cannot break. a habit they Many enter this half-world with their eyes wide open, knowing full wen the danger that Is encased in capsule of cocaine or heroin, think they can get away with without being "hooked." But a youngster can become an addict In three days to : slx weeks after taking the first shot. Fewer than one out of five, according to government hospital records, ever are cured on the habit once it takes hold. The • road to addiction Is well charted in the records of the u. s. Bureau of Narcotics and In revelations by the Senate's Crime Investigating Committee. Almost in every case the young addict starts with marihuana cigarettes to get a thrill—to be one of the gang. Marihuana itself isn't narcotic. But »oon the. kick in a marihuana cigarette isn't enough. The next step usually is "snort- Ing" sniffling cocaine or heroin- and then to "mainlining 1 : taking hypodermic injections directly into the blood stream. The teen-age pattern has been described to investigators by a young woman who was taken to a "reefer pad"—a marihuana party— by a glr! friend til Baltimore, Md. There she was given her first "reefer" and later she told this story: "We really did laugh and smoke <.32p nti cr V and dream . , . There was "T>lenty of music. Reefers make you like and Just love music. Really they make you keen for music. They really increase your hearing so fine that you can pick out every note and then the right theme sort of gets In your joints and blood- stream. You cannot keep still; but. believe 'me, when it wears off you droop, you get scared. I even saw shadows and things 'ooked double. It gets my legs. They get slow. . "Then you grab and you grab for another stick (cigarette). I will tell you what my first Stick did to me: water ran out of my eyes, I choked and coughed. I had a rush of funny feeling all over me. which "Just when I was high, my girl friend told me to come on up to the bathroom with her. I went. She got a mirror and emptied and spread one cap (capsule) of heroin on it. She took a razor blade and divided it into five even parts. This was a 5-graln cap of heroin. She gave me a straw and.ehe had one. She snorted her three parts and I snorted the other two. This was my first heroin. It tasted something like quinine to me. It took a few minutes to act. contracted and I had an »wful pain. A week later I went bock to my girl friend's house and I told her what had happened and she laughed. I told her I didn't like it. But I tell you, something within me made me go back. "Her brother was there and h« laughed, and then he said, 'You have not really had a kick. I will give you a real one much better than that.' "He got out a hypo and a needle, "I began vomiting. My slorrach and ho told me to come in .he kitchen. He fixed heroin In a eook- «r, filled th« hypo and took my trm. Thl» wu my firrt »hot. "I vomited *(tln but Mon ! felt > change. My face |Ot slack. I looked in the mirror and I uw my mouth was dropplnf. I began icrakhlng my tut and rubWnt my noa* This feeling pawed rl«ht Into a feeling of elation. ... It wu swell. I got gay. Just everything was ill right with me." And to an addict was born Into the world of physical and moral wrecks from which to few return. NEW OLDSMOBII.E — oldsmohile's 1952 models base and re-designed exterior styling. Th» 1(53 Olds- will go on display here tomorrow at Horner-Wilson mobile "98" is powered by a ISO-horsepower engine Motor Co., SOD East Main. Shown above is the "93" equipped with the new "quadrl-Jet" carburetor. Series four-door sedan, which features a longer wheel- PAGE SEVEN Defense Deportment May Ease 'Shock' Of Its 'Wounded-in-Action 1 Messages WASHINGTON <.<Pj — A proposal I be done as a purely humanitarian to expand the terse ."wounded In t move," Steed told a reporter, add- action" notification given next-of- j j nc r ; kin of casualties in the Korentl War is being studied by the Defense Department, Rep. Steed (D-Okla.) said today. Steed said Secretory of Defense Lovett has asked the Army, Navy and Air Force for recommendations on two alternate proposals which he advanced: 1. A "follo\v-" telegram to be dispatched as soon as the extent of injuries is determined. 2. Abolition of telegraphic notification and institution of art airmail service giving full details ol the! "It Is a terrific shock for a mother or father to get a telegram merely saying their son has been wounded." (or QUALITY and ECONOMY WOStOS URC-EST . SELUS AT lot made me very happy, and oh, that' man's injuries and condition. music. ... "I think one or the other should SUOSEPH] • tSPIRII • Keep it hanily. Easy lo give, tablets are U adult dose. And children like tho hcalthlul orange flavor. Sfnughfcr-Hotis* Hit IPOH, Malaya Wl—Two chopptr- wieldlng Chines* butchers lost their temper* in a slaughter. Result: one wounded; both arrested and charged with assault. digestible- all-veqetable, —Save Chopping Expense - Beat Labor Shortage - Use Chemicals— p e n s e b e a I a b o r s h o r a g u s e h m • i c a * ion! \AfL~3 You 7 If You're Interested »'" Cutting Cotton «nor costs. When& 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 1952—Junior Chamber of Commerce Building, North 2nd St., Blytheville 7:30 P.M. Thursday, January 24, 1952—Library Building, Osceola Explanation and Pictures showing the new methods of CHEMICAL control of WEEDS AND GRASSES in Cotton Mr. Sam McMurray and Mr. B. R. Barton, technical representatives of the Dow Chemical Co., originators of a .Dinitro .chemical called PREMERGE, have been invited to show pictures and explain their use of PREMERGE as applied when cotton is being planted. This is the first step in weed and grass control with chemicals in cotton, and can be followed with applications of oils for what is called Post Emergence. . Mr. Godfrey White will show pictures and explain methods of applying NOHO a post emergence chemical. This will be a very profitable evening for you if you are interested in cutting your costs this year with chemicals for weed and grass control. You are cordially invited. Come bring your farm managers, tenants and cotton growers and get informed in this further step in the mechanization of growing cotton. Sponsored By MIDSOUTH CHE 1235 Riverside Drive COMPANY Memphis, Tenn. 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