Stories from the 1940s

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Alcoholic Ills and A. A. Compared to Mankind (Editor's Note--The following is quoted from a talk delivered by Dr. Ervin Seale of New York City, president of the International New Thought Alliance.) I attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous last Thursday evening. This is a self-generated... January 1947
New Yale Study Includes Data From Questionnaire Hillhouse Press (432 Temple Street, New Haven 11, Conn.) announces the publication of Phases in the Drinking History of Alcoholics by Professor E. M. Jellinek of Yale University. This work, constituting Memoir No. 5 in a series of reports of studies... January 1947
New Groups Include One in Dublin New groups listed with the Central Office from November 10 to December 10 include: ARKANSAS: St. Paul. CALIFORNIA: Eldorado City; North San Diego County Group; North Long Beach, Box 546. FLORIDA: Friendship Group, Box 2522, Station A, Jacksonville.... January 1947
7. Freedom from despair. The New Way of Life is a life of freedom. The alcoholic seldom realizes what a slave he is. Temporary confinement in jails, hospitals and rest homes are the least important of the curtailments of his freedom. He is a slave not only to drink but to... January 1948
Great Expectations: A new chapter begins. Maybe we shall borrow its title from Dickens. Why not call 1948 "the year of great expectations"? We may rightly expect that thousands of our kind will be released of their soul sickness; at the year's end most of us will... Dr. Bob and Bill W. January 1948
Western New York Groups Plan Two-day Seminar Discussion seminars will feature a two-day regional conference of Western New York groups to be held January 24 and 25 at Rochester, N. Y., winding up with a dinner at which Bill W. will be the principal speaker. The program announced by the... January 1948
Barley !!! Corn !!! (What's the funniest A.A. tale or quip you've heard? Others would like to hear it. Send it in.) Add surefire hangover remedies: Take one pint of gingerale and mix well with the juice of two quarts of whiskey. January 1946
Barley !!! Corn !!! (What's the funniest A.A. tale or quip you've heard? Others would like to hear it. Send it in.) When God gave out brains, I thought He said trains, and I missed mine; When He gave out looks, I thought He said books, and I didn't want any; When He... January 1946
Barley !!! Corn !!! (What's the funniest A.A. tale or quip you've heard? Others would like to hear it. Send it in.) Remarked one of the boys after a bad tussle: "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like Bellevue." January 1946
Barley !!! Corn !!! (What's the funniest A.A. tale or quip you've heard? Others would like to hear it. Send it in.) An oldtimer says some of the new members coming in these days are so young compared to the age level in the early days of A.A. that instead of alcoholics... January 1946