Stories from the 1940s

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Points of View Dear Grapevine: Today I received my first copy of Grapevine, and have just enjoyed reading it through. I am a member of Alcoholics Anonymous--Quincy group. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. On August 10th I had been a member of this group just one year... George L. September 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: I noticed recently in an issue of The Grapevine a letter from Doc N, who had found release from narcotic addiction through A.A. This letter I was most glad to see, and hasten to assure him and others that his experience is one that... Doc M. September 1944
Mail Call for All A.A.s in the Armed Forces We received a letter from Bill X., who has been in Northern Ireland, which starts innocently enough with a pat on the back for the Editors and winds up with the germ of a great idea for a new column for the paper: "Congratulations to the staff. Two... September 1944
Mail Call for All A.A.s in the Armed Forces One of the strongest motives behind the starting of The Grapevine--in fact the main thing that pushed the Editors from the talking to the acting stage--was the need so often expressed in letters from A.A.s in the Service for more A.A. news. We felt... M.L. September 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: . . .the Tulsa Radio station, KVOO, is to give an A.A. quiz program Saturday, October 7, 1944, at 10:15 P.M. Central Standard Time. The questions are to be asked by a doctor, a minister and a controlled drinker who are not familiar... Mc. October 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: . . .Please make sure they get the issue with Arthur Hopkins' guest article, which was indeed a tribute. Do you accept inspirational poems? Or contemplate a "Questions & Answers" Column? [NOTE: Unfortunately, The Grapevine can't... Ruth T. October 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: The new Grapevine has just come and I am very much impressed by it--a credit to the grandest organization in the world. I wonder whether the anonymity end could be overcome in one thing, and that is a Personal Column. The thing that... Elliot B. October 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: You have on your list of subscribers a M---- X. . . . I respectfully request that this subscription be cancelled upon receipt of this letter. I regret that I am prompted in this action by the fact that this member has shown no desire... W. X. October 1944
Points of View Dear Grapevine: I was particularly pleased with Philip Wylie's article because I found therein a well-phrased statement of my own view of the "spiritual experience," arrived at by honest thought and effort for the past sixteen months. . . . Last... Walter L. October 1944
Mail Call for All A.A.s in the Armed Forces We are fortunate to have secured the following story for this issue of The Grapevine from an A.A. who participated in the preparations for D-Day and the actual invasion. We think his conclusions should be helpful to all A.A.s. When we sailed out of... T.D.Y. October 1944