Stories from the 1950s

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Humor "Aren't people funny?" "Yes. If you tell a person that there are 270,678,934,341 stars in the universe, he'll believe you. But if you tell an alcoholic to stay away from "that first drink," he has to make a personal investigation." June 1950
Alibi Album NO. 8 I DON'T THINK I'M AN ALCOHOLIC AFTER ALL! July 1950
Tippler, Yes; Toter, No! A defendant in a Knoxville, Tennessee, court was indignant when charged with drunkenness and possessing whisky, "I was drinking, Judge, but I don't know anything about this possessing," the suspect said, "I drink it, but I don't tote it." United Press August 1950
Alibi Album NO. 9 I FIGURE I'M ON VACATION SO WHAT'S THE HARM August 1950
Humor Ecclesiastes, Jr. observes that the chap who isn't happy in his sobriety doesn't have AA,--he has indigestion. August 1950
Humor Thirty years ago, it was easier for a drunk to get home, because his horse was sober. September 1950
Alibi Album DON'T BLAME ME - THERE WAS ALCOHOL IN MY COUGH MEDICINE September 1950
Humor The eight year old son of a California AA father was asked by the teacher to spell the word "straight." "S-T-R-A-I-G-H-T-!" quoth Junior promptly. "That's fine, Junior!" beamed the teacher "Now can you tell us what the word "straight" means?" "... October 1950
Humor HOLLYWOOD is laughing about the actor who fell off the wagon and wound up in a hospital with the D.T.'s. In the midst of a terrific battle with imaginary lions and tigers, a doctor asked him if he wanted to see his wife. "To heck with my wife," he... Erskine Johnson October 1950
Humor Then there was the young fellow in the jail hospital who told some AA visitors: "I'm not an alcoholic--I just can't quit drinking." Don K. October 1950