From the August 1960 magazine.

8 in 83

Hidden in the cryptic title of this article is an "AA first": just under ten per cent of the delegates to the last General Service Conference were women. Steady progress--from two women delegates at the 1952 Conference to eight in 1960--reflects the growing membership and active participation of women throughout AA. So, we thought it was time for a report from this year's "eight in eighty-three."--The Editors.

IN the first edition of the Big Book was a woman's story--just one woman. But there it was for all to read: the earliest AAs accepted the fact that women...

-- Ruth B.

Jackson, Mississippi