From the January 1954 magazine.

The Human Story

It happened a year ago. . .and the ending is still a happy one

SOMETIMES a little shove just in the right direction will save an alcoholic, sometimes a shove in the wrong direction may lose him.

In March, 1950 the City Treasurer of Richmond, Va., was making a trip to San Francisco with a police sergeant to bring back a boy thirty-two years of age who had skipped out with about $13,000 belonging to his employer. After spending the cash, he decided in San Francisco he wanted to give himself up. He phoned the police and waited three hours in the lobby of a hotel for them.

-- Jack W.

Richmond, Virginia

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