From the May 1947 magazine.

You Can Take It with You!

The question of whether an A.A. could take the program with him while on a trip outside of the United States was decided in a few hours recently in A.A.'s Central Office in New York.

An A.A., en route to Europe, stopped by the office to pose the question: What would she do about her sobriety while away from her group on an extended trip?

A few minutes' conversation showed that the A.A. would be aboard the Queen Elizabeth. "Oh," said one of the secretaries, "we have another A.A. traveling with her husband to Europe aboard the same ship. I'll try to get you two together." A...