Stories from the 1950s

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Humor SOME wag asked W.C. Fields if he had ever had the d.t.s since coming to Hollywood. Whereupon, Fields wiggled his great, veined nose and said, "I don't know. There's no way of telling where Hollywood leaves off and the d.t.s begin!" October 1950
Pre-AA Inventory! A drunk who worked (temporarily) for an auctioneer was sent to a large mansion to list the articles therein in preparation for a sale. For a while the inventory progressed well enough, item by item was duly recorded. Furniture, pictures, curios, etc... October 1950
Alibi Album NO. 11 A FELLOW ALWAYS LEARNS SOMETHING FROM A SLIP October 1950
Humor A MOVIEITE who doesn't qualify for Alcoholics, Eaters or Ulcers Anonymous has no social life, comedienne Joan Davis said in announcing she's forming her own society for sufferers. Miss Davis' disease, she said, is amaxaphobia. "It's the fear of... the United Press October 1950
Alibi Album NO.12 MY HUSBAND IS THE CAUSE OF IT ALL November 1950
Alibi Album JUST ONE LITTLE GLASS WITH CHRISTMAS DINNER December 1950
Humor A couple turned up at a friend's house for dinner and the door was opened by their eight year old daughter, holding a glass of water. After the usual polite "good evenings" the little girl, with startled eyes suddenly held out the glass of water and... J.B. December 1950
Not Guilty Counsel (to police witness): "But if a man is on his hands and knees in the middle of the road, that does not prove he is drunk." Policeman: "No sir, it does not. But this man was trying to roll up the white line." December 1950
Mail Call I AM the wife of an alcoholic, endeavoring to live the principles of AA day by day, to the best of my limited ability, thereby deriving much personal good and a better understanding of humanity. Not so long ago a member of AA who had been having... C.H. January 1950
Mail Call WE continue to receive money and checks for subscriptions to The Empty Jug although this pamphlet has not been published for about two years. There is a chance of checks or money being lost and this could cause the Chattanooga Group some... W. January 1950