Stories from the 1940s

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The Clip Sheet Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Vicious Den of Pinochle Players Unmasked: VICE RAIDERS CRASH A.A. PARTY --Police Snoopers Smash into Roomful of Ex-Drinkers Quietly Whooping It Up for Abstinence --It was the members of a police squad who wanted to be... March 1948
De-Smartize" Drink Classified Directory Alliance, Neb., Times & Herald: Worn and haggard police officers who wonder what will happen next on Saturday nights will be very much interested in a classification of drunks as outlined by a New Jersey police chief some... April 1948
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BROOKLYN. Well, you know how Brooklyn is. Trees grow there, and so does A.A., but they don't talk so much about it. We think it bears repeating that A.A. started there, right on Clinton St. in Bill's house. There are still plenty of A.A.'s around... June 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BROOKLYN. The Brooklyn Group took over the meeting on Sunday, June 11th, at Montclair, New Jersey, and about twenty loyal Brooklyn rooters went along in support of their speakers. The open meetings of the Brooklyn Group continue to be held, at 8:30... July 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BROOKLYN BRIEFS. For the summer months, we are holding open meetings on Friday at 8:30 P.M., in the air-cooled Grand Salon of the Hotel St. George, Henry and Clark Streets, Brooklyn. An elevator runs from the Clark Street Station of the 7th Avenue,... August 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BERGEN COUNTY RATES NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL. . . The County's leading newspaper, Bergen Evening Record, is emphasizing editorially the important work being done by the Bergen Group. Donald Borg, the editor, is an ardent supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous... September 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BERGEN COUNTY USES ADS. . . Dissatisfied with lackadaisical 12th-step activities, and determined to tackle the local problem of alcoholism more vigorously, we recently began to insert A.A. ads in the Bergen Evening Record, the county's leading... October 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BERGEN COUNTY INVITES EXCHANGES. . . The new Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer, elected recently at a closed meeting, immediately embarked upon an enlarged program. The aim is to accelerate activities to accommodate the large influx of new members... November 1944
Along the Metropolitan Circuit BERGEN COUNTY STRIDES FORWARD. . . Greatly increased membership has made larger meeting quarters imperative. Donald Borg, Editor of The Bergen Evening Record, again came to our rescue. Meetings will be held in a spacious wing of the Hackensack... December 1944
A.A.s Country-wide News Circuit The husky Braves pitcher, Nate Andrews, while at training camp last spring, went on a terrific tear that involved hidden bottles, nerve pills, and frantic long-distance telephone calls. The whole of it ended in columns of bad publicity. He was... January 1945