From the January 1945 magazine.

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 rescued by the BOSTON A.A.s, and though there was little confidence that the good-natured, popular Nate would ever fully recover from his ordeal, he did. With a sixth-place team, Nate won 16, lost 15 games. He was the best pitcher on the club. An enthusiastic member of the Boston A.A. group, he spoke often at meetings. The publicity given his dive overboard and subsequent rescue brought into the group one hundred and fifty new men during the summer. Retaining his delightful sense of humor, Nate said just before returning to his home in North Carolina, "But Ah told 'em they needn't expect me to make an example out of myself every spring."

NORTH HOLLYWOOD A.A.s are going to build a clubhouse of their own. They already have the blueprints, and are underwriting their venture through the sale of "Sobriety Bonds." . . . Peter J. Hampton, Associate Professor of Psychology at Western College, in his study on alcoholism during the past year, has conducted hundreds of personality tests on alcoholics. In a big public meeting in CINCINNATI, Prof. Hampton recently discussed "the wonderful organization that is Alcoholics Anonymous," and told something of the series of tests he is at present making in conjunction with members of the Cincinnati A.A. group. . . .A PHILADELPHIA newspaper, commenting on the forthcoming film, "The Lost Week-End," makes this statement: "Strangely enough, the W.C.T.U. has damned the picture, while A.A. believes it will have a good effect on behavior of cinema addicts in general."

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