Stories from the 1940s

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Members of the Women's Organizing Committee The National Committee for Education on Alcoholism, Inc., sponsored by the Yale Plan for Alcohol Studies, will open its offices on October 2, 1944, at 2 East 103rd Street (Room 447, New York Academy of Medicine Building), New York, 29, N. Y. The... October 1944
Jerseyites Buy Big Sociable Clubhouse To the A.A.s of North Jersey goes the honor of being the original contributors to one phase of A.A. history, geographically speaking. They are the first of the "Along the Metropolitan Circuit" groups to buy a club-house of their own. Members of a... November 1944
Bill's Wife Remembers When He and She and the First A. A.s Were Very Young As the wife of an early A.A., some of our experiences and my reactions to my husband's changed life may be interesting to other wives. Bill was an alcoholic, I believe, from the first drink he ever took, just a few months before our marriage. From... Bill W.'s wife, Lois Wilson December 1944
Time on Our Hands Here I am, back at last, where I've wanted to be for a long time--in front of a modeling stand with a lump of clay in my hands. It was a long, long time ago that I modeled and cast my first figure, Fanny Flatbottom. My next achievement was a... Kay M.'s husband, Bob December 1944
From the N. Y. Sun: From the N. Y. World-Telegram: Fifteen hundred people, most of them former drunks, assembled last night at the Hotel Commodore to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, and it was as humbling and as wholesome as a... December 1944
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