Stories from the 1940s

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12th Annual Banquet to Be Held Nov. 7th at Commodore Hotel The Grand Ballroom of the Commodore Hotel will again be the scene of the annual dinner of Alcoholics Anonymous on Nov. 7th, when the 12th anniversary will be observed. Last year nearly 1,500 attended the dinner, and it is reported that most of the... October 1946
12th Step Obligations In the light of our first inventory we all made some unpleasant discoveries. A great many of us came to A.A. practically without hope, overwhelmed by a feeling of internal inadequacy to meet external strains. We had never been deeply and strongly... H.W. April 1948
14 Pointers to A.A. Success If I am to stay sober, I must: Cultivate continued acceptance of the fact that my choice is between unhappy, drunken drinking and doing without one small drink. Cultivate enthusiastic gratitude that I have had the good fortune to find out what was... J.S.B. January 1948
24 New Groups New groups reported in the month ending June 7 include: CALIFORNIA --Anaheim and Whittier. CONNECTICUT --Saybrook. FLORIDA --Key West. GEORGIA --Macon. ILLINOIS --North Side (Peoria). MAINE --New Brunswick. MICHIGAN --Clare and Midland. MINNESOTA --... July 1946
29 New Groups Added to List Every month more and more new groups organize. The roster of those which have established regular meetings during the last two months includes the following cities and towns: Echo Park, California; Garden City, Long Island, New York; LaGrange,... February 1946
32 New Groups New groups formed in the month ending May 10 include: CALIFORNIA--Maywood and West Adams (Los Angeles). INDIANA--Union City. IOWA--Eldora and Sioux City Friday Night. KENTUCKY--Ashland. LOUISIANA--Monroe. MASSACHUSETTS--Lawrence. MICHIGAN--Mt.... June 1946
33 New Groups Added in Less Than a Month Again this month the roster of new groups reporting to the Central Office goes right across the country. Here are the new A.A. locales, by states: ARKANSAS--Batesville and Fordyce. CALIFORNIA--El Segundo, Fontana, Marine City, and Yuva City. FLORIDA... May 1946
53 New Groups New groups formed in the month ending November 9 include: ALASKA--Anchorage. CANADA--Nanaimo, B. C. GUAM--Camp Wise. MEXICO--Mexico City. ALABAMA--Gadsden; Tuscaloosa, Box 304. ARIZONA--Prescott. ARKANSAS--Blytheville, Box 873. CALIFORNIA--Los... December 1946
54 New Groups in Two Months! Fifty-four new groups have gotten underway in recent weeks. Added to the list between Jan. 11 and March 11 were Lexington, Ky.; Schulenberg and Amarillo, Texas; Arlington, Lydonville and Windsor, Vt.; Tipton, Mo.; Mishawaka, Ind.; Beverly Hills,... April 1946
55 New Groups Register in Month New groups registering with the Central Office from September 12 to October 9 were: ALABAMA--Birmingham (Woodlawn East Group), Tuscaloosa (Veterans Hospital), Tuskegee. ARKANSAS--Swifton. CALIFORNIA--Arcadia, Hanford, Hollywood (Motion Picture),... November 1946