From the October 1955 magazine.

Who Done It?

An AA asks

EARLY one morning I met an AA who had made the First Step easily but could not or would not make the next two Steps because he said he was "not convinced that there was a higher power." I have known this AA all my life so I lowered the boom on him, as follows:

So you are not convinced, I began. For over forty years you were a total failure, a bankrupt morally and financially. You had a good mind, good education and dozens of opportunities, but failed. You disgraced your family and friends. You borrowed from your friends and stole from your wife to satisfy your master to buy alcohol....

-- H. S.

Los Angeles, California