Stories from the 1940s

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The Clip Sheet New York World-Telegram: "Simplicity, sincerity mark A.A.'s program over WNYC," said Harriet Van Horne, radio columnist. "This man's testimony, mercifully lacking in the smug fervor usually found in reformers, was far more persuasive than anything I... September 1946
The Clip Sheet "Drink to me only with thine eyes--and you won't have to join those anonymous guys," writes H. I. Phillips in the New York Sun. September 1946
The Clip Sheet Baltimore, Md., Sun: "The Baltimore chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous has a wealth of acting talent, but there is one role for which none of its 70 members can qualify--that of a drunk. " 'Certainly the weakest spot in the whole cast is the man... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Springfield, Mass., News: "Decrying treatment of acute alcoholism in this area, and throughout the state, as inadequate and cruel, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous today called on legislators to study the situation and do something "humane" about... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Dayton, Ohio, News: "City approval Tuesday was given a request of the Dayton chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous to aid in the treatment of a man sentenced to the workhouse for a three-year term as an habitual drunkard. "The approval came from the city... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Philadelphia, Pa., Tap and Tavern: "Using former addicts who were cured of the disease of alcoholism through the help of the Alcoholics Anonymous organization as participants, WIP is presenting a new series of broadcasts titled, Alcoholics Anonymous... October 1946
The Clip Sheet A UP story carrying a Utica, N. Y., date line tells of a wealthy Alder Creek resident, who was held for grand jury action on a second degree manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of a Utica lawyer who had been a member of A.A. The deceased went... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Stamford, Conn., Advocate: "Over 100 years ago, the Connecticut Medical Society suggested a law for the treatment of alcoholism as a disease, and one warranting intensive study and understanding. Last year--after 116 years, pretty much the same... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Vancouver, B. C., Sun: "Arrests and convictions for drunkenness in the City of Vancouver, if present trends continue to the end of this year, will be three times what they were in 1943. "Actual figures, which were obtained from the Records... October 1946
The Clip Sheet Ottawa, Ont., Journal: "The alcoholic must have, above all things, an honest desire to break away from liquor. If he has not, A.A. will not bother with him for long. They don't mollycoddle members who 'slip' for they know from personal experience... November 1946