INVESTIGATIONS: The Problem of Dope

In Washington this week Texas Senator Price Daniel reported on the findings of a seven-month scrutiny by a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee into narcotics addiction and illicit drug traffic in the U.S. It was the first nationwide investigation of the problem, and the Daniel subcommittee heard 345 witnesses, including many addicts and smugglers, for a total of 8,667 pages of testimony. The subcommittee dredged up some hideous and alarming facts. Items: ¶The U.S. now has more drug addicts (60,000) than all other Western nations combined. In the past three years the Federal Bureau of Narcotics has compiled a list...

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