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Helping Hands
Reprinted from NCA Newsletter SEPTEMBER 16, 1957, Ralph K. Kharas of Syracuse, New York, made a decision--and history. "There is no just cause for...
Outside AA
Progress along all fronts in the attack on alcoholism is reported for the year just past by the National Council on Alcoholism. Information supplied...
AA Around the World (by Al G.)
THE DIVI DIVI GROUP, which in 1955 numbered 21, in 1956 reached 130 and now in 1957 has passed 200. Looking back to our early days, I perceived an...
January 10, 1957 (by H. W.)
LAST NIGHT a member celebrating his first six months in AA spoke of the immense feeling of belonging to the world that came to him when he read "AA...
Helping Hands (by Louis Cassels)
AMERICAN CHURCHES ARE SOFT-PEDALING their ancient differences over temperance in order to wage common war against alcoholism. They are learning that...
AA Around the World (by M. O'D.)
HELP FOR A SHAKY NEWCOMER halfway around the world takes many forms, as the following letter to GSH shows. . . Dear Lib: Thank you for your letter...
Pro and Con (by F. A. R.)
Brief comments end excerpts from letters containing opinions pro and/or con specific items (including the Grapevine itself) will appear in this...
Helping Hands
A Survey by Elmo Roper and Associates as reported in the Los Angeles Examiner THE OLD STEREOTYPE OF THE TOWN DRUNK, as a lost sinner perversely...
Short Snorts
The speaker waxed eloquent. Carried away by his own oratory, he closed his eyes and talked for fifty-eight minutes. Concluding his story, he opened...
Humor (by The Brighter Side)
THE BEWILDERED WIFE of a drunken man was sitting up waiting for him one night when he came stumbling in and cried to his wife: "Oh, honey, I'm sick,...