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TORTURES OF DOPE VICTIMS SHOWN ON
MOVIE SCREEN TO SAVE OTHERS
Surrounded by the Ghosts of Dope-Destroyed Human Beings, the Drug
Seller Feels at Last Pangs of Remorse Pictured on Movie Screen.
New York, March 10. Steauthily
the haggard young man takes a bot
tle of white, powder fr.om a box. He
pours a-little on - the back of his
The cocaine is up- his nostrils. He
"feels better."- '
Quickly he rubs his upper lip clean,
brushes off his coat, and goes on with
his work. No one has seen him. For
a little while he will be all right
Then torture will begin to creep upon
him, only to be appeased by another
recourse to the "dope."
That is the beginning of the mov
ing picture, play, "The Drug Terror,"
in which the horrors of cocaine and
heroin will be presented in their most
graphic form - to movie audiences
throughout the United States.
The story is that of a shipping
clerk in a wholesale drug house, who,
lured by the enormous profits that
are offered, becomes a trafficker in
cocaine and heroin. His business has
many branches. He supplies ped
dlers who sell "doped" candy to
school children. Agents of his con
duct flower stands, where working
girls buy nosegays powdered with cocaine.