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    AT 219 SEVENTH AVENUE TODAY THERE WAS A SORT OF DUAL CELEBRATION. THE OPENING OF?

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    AT 219 SEVENTH AVENUE TODAY THERE WAS A SORT OF DUAL CELEBRATION. THE OPENING OF HEADQUARTERS FOR AN UNIQUE ORGANIZATION ..... AND A BIRTHDAY PARTY, OR RATHER A RE-BIRTHDAY PARTY MARKING AN END TO SLAVERY AND NINE YEARS OF FREEDOM. STRANGELY ENOUGH, THE PARTY WAS HELD IN THE HEADQUARTERS OF AN ORGANIZATION CALLED N.A., RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE OFFICE OF A.A., FOR ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

    MRS. RAE LOPEZ (CQ) WAS GIVEN A PARTY AND BIRTHDAY CAKE YESTERDAY TO MARK AN IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY -- HER NINTH YEAR WITHOUT HEROIN. ONE-HUNDRED FRIENDS AND TWENTY_FIVE FORMER NARCOTICS USERS CROWDED INTO THE HEADQUARTERS OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, AT 219 SEVENTH AVENUE, TO CONGRATULATE YEAR. BARNEY ROSS, THE FORMER BOXING CHAMPION AND FORMER NARCOTICS ADDICT, WAS THERE. SO WAS THE CITY'S COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION, ANNA M. KROSS (CQ).

    NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, WHICH APPLIES THE SAME METHOD OF GROUP HELP AS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, WAS FOUNDED IN 1950 BY THE LATE DANIEL L. CARLSEN (CQ), WHO HAD BEEN AN ADDICT FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, IT WAS MR. CARLSEN WHO HELPED MRS. LOPEZ AND DOZENS OF OTHERS BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1956.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NNK4BHMON2DEZZDGU0CGB0D6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NNK4BHMON2DEZZDGU0CGB0D6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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