From the May 1949 magazine.

--The Loan Of--

Up Pops the Question

FREQUENTLY, and of course unofficially, there pops up the subject of money, the loan of. It is the root of many unnecessary and extraneous A.A. evils. Finding little guidance on this in our Tradition or 12 Steps, here is offered (as opinions only, remember) the fruit of a recent round-table discussion where this subject was batted around. Neophytes to old-timers, all present had gained, or suffered, some experience on the subject.

We should face up to a fact often denied or slighted--that money, being the accepted medium of exchange for so many things in life, has strong emotional...

-- The Deacon

New York, New York