From the June 1948 magazine.

A.A.s Voice Opinions on Speaker Expense

Should Restrict

I was interested in the article "Expenses of Speakers Pose Problem," which appeared in the April issue of The A.A. Grapevine. Personally, I think this a serious problem. I feel that some restrictions should be laid down so that these highly paid orators could not speak as representing the Program.

During the past 16 months I have traveled over 20,000 miles visiting A.A groups, "loners," and have given many talks before service clubs. I have never collected a penny, even for traveling expenses. I realize that few men could do this as it costs money. I do it because of the help I received from the A.A. philosophy and I want to do what I can for the fellow who needs help. To the general public, I remain anonymous and there is never any publicity.

-- G.A.S.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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