INTERNATIONAL: Narcotic Optimism

"We are here to deal with a comparatively new vice," said Senator Louis de Brouckere of Belgium, opening as President last week the League of Nations Conference for Limitation of the Manufacture of Narcotic Drugs. "Happily," continued President de Brouckere, "addiction to narcotic drugs has not yet contaminated the masses in most countries or gained large political significance."

Such narcotic optimism infuriates many people, particularly William Randolph Hearst whose newspapers are the only chain in the U. S. to crusade endlessly against "dope." Up to last week the many antinarcotic sessions at...

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