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We Meet the First Tuesday of the Month in Stoughton, MA.
Next Meeting is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Meeting

Club Info & Events

Details from the September & October Meetings
New club members, new club pipes and more new club members. The September and October meetings both brought in new members and if you can believe it, Kevin was only responsible for half of them. I knew he would have to reach the bottom of the barrel sooner or later. But no matter how we get them, it always a good thing.
In September we ran into Tucker at CB Perkins or should I say he ran into us.. Tucker hails from Brockton and makes his living as a social worker. Also in September, Kevin introduced us to Felix, another Rhode Islander. Felix is a Dominican who, if you can believe it, likes pipes. Who woulda guessed? He is also a talented artist who works for the Providence Water Dept.

        

In October JP joined us. JP is originally from New York and a member of the NY Pipe Club but is living in Mass for a change of pace and working as a business mediator. We agreed not to talk sports but I wonder if he caught the Pats/Jets came this past Sunday. And last, but definitely not least, Mike another of Kevin's entourage. Mike is retired and spends a lot of time as a scout leader in his son's Boy Scout troop. Kevin brought in nine new members this year which I think will all but close the lid on SHPC's Inagural Club Card Competition. More on that below.

         

New Club Pipes!
Did I say new club pipes? Why, yes I did. The 2015 SHPC Club Pipes by Icharus are in and were distributed at the October meeting. The pipes are beautiful and smoke well but I must admit, they were a tad smaller than any of us were expecting. But we were so caught up in moment of it all that we forgot to take a group photo. So to the 5 of you who have read this far down the page, please bring our club pipe to the meeting with you so we can get a group photo. Thanks.

2015 Club Card Reminder
As announced in the January Gazette, we started a new initiative whose primary goals were to encourage member participation and increase membership. The member with the most punches in November will receive a $200 gift certificate to an online tobacco merchant at the holiday meeting in December. So with the holiday meeting just around the corner I wanted to remind our members of the terms and conditions of paticipation in this year's holiday meeting. They can be found in the last two paragraphs on this page. Please take another look at it.


A New Short Story by Ernie Whitenack

Invisible Enemy

From the Intro....
Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation, and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to the East and Soviet Russia.

Read the Intro and Chapter 1 here.

Chapter 2
... After a short stint at Fort Benning, Clancy found himself at the Pentagon in a meeting consisting of men from all service branches. They were selected to be the nucleus of a special branch of the OSS to be known as Section “P”, nicknamed the “Platoon” by its members. Immediately following an accelerated and arduous training period, Clancy went on assignment. In uniform, he was assigned to various government bureaus and departments on the pretext of being liaison to the military. In fact, he was performing counter espionage by ferreting out Axis and Communist sympathizers and agents. His greatest hindrance was crossing paths with bumbling F.B.I. agents who seemed to be everywhere.(Read Chapter 2)


Have Some Vintage Tobacco to Sell??

Hi, my name is Corey Kelly and I'm the current president of the Houston Pipe Club.

I and our VP have been working on a side project. http://www.vintagepipeandtobacco.com/

We are in the process of starting our soft launch and have decided to offer all members of the UPCA free access to post auction listings to the site free of charge. Our goal is to provide a site catered to pipe and tobacco collectors offering moderated auctions with very reasonable fees. Our business model , while not non profit, will be to spend all revenue on advertising to create the largest selection of items for our guests.

Please take the time to share this info with your members , register with the site, post an item and place a bid or 2 :)

All feedback is welcome as we build our reputation and site following.

Yours truly
Corey Kelly

Piper Profile - William Faulkner

(from Wikipedia...)
Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century.

In his younger days, he was noted more for his athletic prowess than his intellectual abilities, although he did earn good grades in every subject except for spelling. Edwin was a gifted athlete playing baseball, football, basketball, and he ran track in both high school and college.

Hubble volunteered for the United States Army and was assigned to the newly created 86th Division. He rose to the rank of major and was found fit for overseas duty on July 9, 1918, but the 86th Division never saw combat. After the end of World War I, Hubble spent a year in Cambridge, where he renewed his studies of Astronomy

Hubble's findings in 1922-1923 fundamentally changed the scientific view of the universe. Supporters of Hubble's expanding universe theory state that Hubble's discovery of nebulae outside of our galaxy helped pave the way for future astronomers. Although some of his more renowned colleagues simply scoffed at Hubble's idea of an expanding universe, Hubble ended up publishing his findings on nebulae. This published work earned him an award titled the American Association Prize and five hundred dollars from Burton E. Livingston of the Committee on Awards.

To read more about Edwin Hubble check out his pages on Wikipedia, SpaceTelescope.org or at Biography.com

Pipes & Tobacco Around the Web

PipesMagazine Radio Show - Recent Episodes
Below are links to the Pipes Magazine Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette.

(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Country Squire Radio
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Monday Evenings at around 6:30 PM Central Time on YouTube.


Video of the Month
Here are a few pipe smoking clips from the Grenada series Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett. Enjoy.


   
Other Important Links for Smokers:

Tobacco Raffle
Here's what's up for the November raffle

MacBaren H&H Pure Virginia (1.76 oz tin)
The finest grades of American and Brazilian red and bright Virginias are hot-pressed to mature and marry the flavors of the sweet brightleaf. This remarkable flake is as smooth and easy-smoking a straight Virginia as you will ever find, featuring notes of hay and citrus.

Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky (1.76 oz tin)
People who are fans of rich, robust blends containing dark-fired Kentucky are very familiar with Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky. They remember those flakes with layers of dark-fired on the top and bottom with a core of bright Virginia.


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