Box 459 Grand Central Annex
New York 17, N. Y.
August, 31, 1951
Dear Jim and Rosa,
greatly for your good letter, containing fine news of you, also
the sad news concerning Earl Ryan, to whom I have just written.
As you say,
the Conference did come off very well. The results upon
offices finances has already been excellent. We have
taken in enoufg [sic] money during the past seven months to
finance the Office for six months. Meanwhile, the Grapevine
deficit has dropped from one thousand a month to the break-even
pint. The books in Works Publishing are also doing
much better. So we Won't use up any more reserve for 1951,
and if things continue this way, we may add ten thousand dollars
to it at the end of the year.
name for the Family Groups. Lois and Ann Bingham, a
neighbor, have opened a Post Office Box for these groups. Right
now, they are corresponding with many of them, the question of the
name still being up in the air. To date, their
correspondence suggests that the name may turnout to be Alanon
Family Group or the Alanon Group. Only a few seem to like
the word "Associate". This is because, I suppose,
there is still a good deal of hostility toward them in some
quarters. So they do not wish to use any word which would
indicate n alliance with A.A.
As you may
have heard, Alcoholic Anonymous is receiving the so-called Lasker
Award for meritorious service in the public health, to be awarded
at the San Francisco Opera House October 30th. I shall
probably come to San Diego to see Mother prior to that time.
Meanwhile, best luck-and congratulations.
Jim and Rosa Burwell
4193 Georgia Street
San Diego, California
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