By Ken B.
As my dad (Dick B.) likes to say, "When you find one piece of truth, there is (most likely going to be) more." So, on "cured," here is a photocopy of an article titled "There Is Hope" published Thursday, July 19, 1939, in "The Hackettstown [New Jersey] Courier-Post," in which "a former big business executive"--likely A.A. cofounder Bill W.'s business partner Hank P.--told Silas Bent, former Sunday Editor of "The New York Times," ". . . with elation that he had been cured." http://gsowatch.aamo.info/1938/newspap.gif. And here is a purported transcript of that article: http://www.a-1associates.com/aa/MAGAZINES/Hackettstown.htm.