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Mail Tribune 100, April 12, 1919 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

April 12, 1919 Continued

SAYS DRUG HABIT IS GREATEST PROBLEM OF THE NATION

New York, April 12 — Asserting that three New York physicians recently investigated had been found to have dispensed 1,500,000 narcotic prescriptions to drug addicts in six months, Major Daniel L. Porter, supervisor in New York for the internal revenue department, declared at a conference with state and municipal authorities that the narcotic evil was “the greatest problem of the nation.”

The conference was called to work out plans for handling hundreds of drug addicts cut off from their source of supply by the arrest last Tuesday of six physicians and four druggists and to discuss means of checking the widespread distribution of drugs by unscrupulous persons.

WOMEN IN WAR WORK

The used clothing collected for the refugees of Europe was shipped on last Tuesday. The county secured something over three tons of their quota of eight tons.

The work was most efficiently carried on by Mrs. Jonas Wold, chairman for the county, and her committee.

Every effort was made to secure the greatest possible amount of clothing but previous similar drives had cleared out the attics of the county. Many garments sent in showed that the donors had given of their very good things and because of this we feel our gifts will make up in quality for what they lack in quantity.

LOCAL BRIEFS

The members of the senior class of the high school held a picnic in the Griffin creek section late yesterday afternoon and last night, the chief feature of which was a wiener and marshmallow roast around huge bonfires. The trip from the city to the scene of the outing and return was made in a hayrack.

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The waiting room of the S. P. depot, which was recently repainted and decorated, is all mussed up again and will be that way for two days while the railroad’s painting crew paints the cement floors to make the interior of the big room more sanitary. Probably the next idea of Mark Montgomery in the line of cleanliness will be to have the gravel along the depot platform dusted.

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