Charlie B. was a jobless salesman living in a skid row room in Vancouver. The Oxford Group had helped but the war made it difficult for him to continue to attend meetings. Charlie continued to drink and things seemed hopeless. In the summer of 1944 he received a visit from Roland M., an A.A.member, a friend of Charlie Welch’s from Sacramento. That day Charlie B’s search for sobriety through A.A. began.