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January 1950

The Pumps Are Open the Gas Is Free

ABOUT five years ago a couple of AAs began having lunch together once in a while in lower Manhattan. Then the AA magnet began to draw another, and then another. Until ten months ago these AAs, now grown in number, met every Tuesday. Then a few came in Thursday, others on Wednesday, and three or four every business day. Now it is not uncommon to have close to 20 AAs pull up at the Interstate AA Service Station at Timmie's Steak House & Bar at 115 Liberty Street for lunch and "fuel." The "pumps" are open every day from 12 to 2 p.m. (the "gas" is free), and some of our station's services may be worth noting for AAs in other cities:

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