Stories from the 1940s

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Additional Overseas Notes From an Island in the South Pacific: "It's so damned hot here that even a nonalcoholic would 'blow his top' on a drink." August 1944
Additional Overseas Notes A London oddity: "A cabbie from Brooklyn who'd been here since the last war." August 1944
An A. A. Glossary ALKIE: An alcoholic. A drunk. Us. Maybe you. BUTTERFLIES: Stomach spasms. DESIGN FOR LIVING: The A.A. program. ELIGIBLE: Anybody ready for A.A. FIRST DRINK: The come on, or teaser. GROUP: Gatherings, large or small, of A.A.s. HIGH BOTTOM: Finding... November 1944
The Burning Babe As I in hoary winter's night stood shivering in the snow,Surprised I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow; And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near,A pretty Babe all burning bright did in the air appear, Who scorched with... Robert Southwell (1561-1595) December 1944
Editorial: The first of the 12 steps in the creed or philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is, "We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable." By such an admission any alcoholic, provided he is sincere, has achieved his... John B. November 1944
Editorial: Having taken the First Step of the A.A. program by admitting that we were powerless over alcohol, we were confronted with Step Two: "We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." This Second Step is often... Horace C. December 1944