Stories from the 1940s

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Do We Realize? "WE wonder if one of the reasons some of our newer members have been having a little trouble in making the Program might not be because of the fact that so few people realize they are new members. It's very easy, with our sensational growth in... A.A. Tribune June 1949
A New Group ON the island of Molokai, one of the Hawaiian chain, there is a leper colony. The people there live as nearly normal as is possible under their isolated conditions. In the town of Kalaupapa they have their own civic government, their own stores,... G.W. June 1949
Disclose Your Secrets IF you have no one in whom you place complete confidence to talk over the little complexities of life that arise, try talking them over with God. Disclose your innermost secrets and confidences to him either orally or mentally. Relax, take it easy,... J.F.S. June 1949
It Will Work THE motto "Easy Does It" will certainly work in all our plans. How great is our faith in A.A. and how great our faith in the Higher Power? Recently I was sent out to take a job with a contractor. The job, so far as I knew, was to be permanent, but... Anonymous June 1949
In These, Our Times! DENNIS PATRICK McG. of Washington believes that our lifetime will go down in history as the "Psychiatric or Pyschopathic Age." He points to the rise of psychiatry as a profession; to the glib use of such words as "fixation," "complex," and "... July 1949
Tailor Made Sobriety? ALMOST every group has one. The fellow who "accepts" the A.A. Program--academically. He can talk A.A. four ways from breakfast. But somehow he, himself, can't manage to stay sober for very long at a clip. "Sleepy Tom," of the Charleston, W. Va.,... July 1949
It's Harder for Some! I HAVE noticed a few times in my wonderful years of being in A.A. that there often is, in a group, some poor soul who has more difficulty making the Program than others. He however returns again and, again. Not so long ago I met one of my more... D.A. July 1949
Easy Does It "THE sequence about Gig, the alcoholic father of little Kathy, in the Capt. Easy strip was being watched with avid interest by members of Alcoholics Anonymous. As a matter of fact, the suspense almost became unbearable for two A.A.s when Gig, unable... The Los Angeles Daily News July 1949
Youth--A State of Mind YOUTH is not a time of life--it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of ripe cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth... W.A.H. August 1949
The Breaking Point "Alcoholic frustration apparently drove someone to the breaking point in a tavern, detectives reported. The unidentified victim of circumstances punched a hole in the wall of the men's room, stuffed papers inside and lit them with a match, starting... Denver, Colorado, Post August 1949