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Looking back for March 1, 1935: Women’s Club had interesting meeting

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Mrs. J.M. Childress, who is chairwoman of the public welfare department of the state federation gave an interesting report of the meeting of the chairmen of the various departments held in Denver recently. A public health bill is now before the state legislature and also a bill requiring that Colorado advertise its marvelous scenery to the tourists and that the offensive billboards be moved 500 feet from the highway and be taxed three cents per foot.

The public welfare department, Mrs. Childress said, is working on a uniform narcotic drug law. It was surprising to learn that marijuana is grown as a regular crop in many parts of Colorado, often hidden in a cornfield. This harmful drug grows rapidly and is a prolific crop in this state.

Mrs. Childress said narcotics are the cause of more crime than liquor. The drug addict is usually a thief, a liar and a potential murderer. The bill now in the legislature will permit production only under license, and the sale of the drug will be regulated by the state board of health and the state pharmacy board. It is evident, Mrs. Childress said, that narcotics can destroy civilization in one generation.

Sheriff Ed Rich now has a fingerprint outfit in office

Sheriff Ed Rich now has a complete fingerprint outfit in his office. Impressions are made of the fingers and thumbs of both hands in spaces allotted for each. The card also will contain the personal description of the person, a detailed history of any former criminal record and special information. Identification of the person who has been "carded" will be comparatively easy, even though disguises may be tried to mislead officials.

Steamboat auto show attracting many visitors

Chrysler and Plymouth car beauty and efficiency are being demonstrated in a big way this week in Steamboat Springs at the Chieftain ballroom. The big auto show is sponsored by the Luekens Motor Garage with the largest display of cars by one dealer ever staged in this section. It is like being in the big city to walk into the beautifully decorated display rooms, with the music, flowers, evergreens, handsome cars and courteous attendants.

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All persons visiting the show are requested to register their names. These names will be kept and placed in a box. On Monday night, names will be drawn from the box and the lucky ones will get prizes. First prize is $10 in cash, then $5 and $2.50. There also will be 10 boxes of Bauer's chocolates to give away to the next 10 names drawn.