From the March 1947 magazine.

Phone Call Across the Ocean Sets A. A. in Motion

At 10 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, January 28, the switchboard operator at the Alcoholic Foundation, general headquarters of Alcoholics Anonymous, received a signal from the transatlantic telephone operator in New York.

"Will someone there be available for a call from Nordholz, Germany, at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow?" she asked.

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