Stories from the 1940s

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Marty Interviewed on Committee A new Committee has been formed. It's to be nationwide in scope. Although it's not an A.A. baby, it's to have a lot to do with A.A. The name of it is The National Committee for Education on Alcoholism, and its executive director is Marty Mann, one... Felicia G. October 1944
Points of View The Grapevine welcomes letters from its reader-members. Please survey, however, the size of the sheet and keep your notes brief, because we'd like to print a fair cross-section, with as little cutting as possible. Dear Grapevine: I was surely glad... Jim D. June 1944
Points of View The Grapevine welcomes letters from its reader-members. Please survey, however, the size of the sheet and keep your notes brief, because we'd like to print a fair cross-section, with as little cutting as possible. Dear Grapevine: I've been in A.A. a... Felicia G. June 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.'s in the Armed Forces When the idea of bringing out a New York Metropolitan A.A. paper was conceived, one of the first thoughts was that it might prove particularly helpful to our members in the Service. If anyone doubts what such a paper can mean to these men, here, we... June 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: You're on! We (the Cleveland Central Bulletin) will be glad to swap, and a stencil is being cut tonight so you will be receiving our issue next week. . . . Your start was a splendid one and all who read your articles were impressed... The Editors of The Central Bulletin July 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: Those who think a wife's troubles are over when her husband joins A.A., just don't know! As an alcoholic's wife, I'd like to tell you. My husband, for instance, still stays out until all hours. True, he's holding another alcoholic's... An anonymous wife July 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces In our first issue we told of the near reunion on a South Pacific island of two veteran A.A. members, one a Navy, the other an Army, lieutenant. Our Navy friend now writes--"Have been having a few A.A. reunions out here on my own. Finally ran into... July 1944
Mail Call for All A. A.s in the Armed Forces "Dear Bud: I feel like a rat not having answered your letter long ago; I'm afraid I'm not a very good correspondent. At least I can now tell you where I am--Maui is the spot, the Hawaiian Islands the locale. This must be almost anti-climactic for... July 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: Your second issue at hand inspires me to an idea. I'm sure there are other A.A.s who, like myself, are finding in A.A. the highway to freedom from narcotics. Why not give us a "hophead's corner" in The Grapevine? After all, we do... Doc" N. August 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: . . .to puff and flatter alcoholics by saying that they laugh 'at ghoulish memories over which weaker souls would cringe' is to do them a disservice. . . . We are not stronger souls than others; we aren't grubs who have blossomed... Violet S. et al. August 1944