We Meet the First Tuesday
of the Month in Sharon,
Next Meeting is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at
or meet early at C.B. Perkins at 5 PM Cobb's Corner, Canton.
Club Info & Events
MEETING DATE CHANGE
- The July Meeting will be a week later due to the July 4th holiday.
Meeting will be held on July 11th @ 7PM
Message - Happy
4 th of July!
Hey Gang, Hope
all is well and, I hope by the time you read this you and your significant
others have experienced a safe Forth of July weekend. With any luck
you will not be nursing any drastic hang overs.
I’d like to start off with a “Thank You” to all
those who partici- pated in either buying or selling or both at
last month’s mini pipe show. It was definitely a great time
with lots of camaraderie. A special “Thank You” goes
out to Dave Mooney from Philips & King for his visit and
generous gifts. I am looking forward to having him back very soon,
potentially bringing along his side kick Erik Stokkebye. I have
personally met Erik a few times and he is very approachable, easy
to talk to, and a wealth of knowledge. In fact Dave has mentioned
to me that they both like smaller gatherings much like ours. As
we discussed we could also explore the possibility of Erik doing
a SHPC POTY for us in the future.
After re-reading last month’s message I felt I may have come
off a little too hard in a few of my statements. For those of you
who were not there I did offer an apology and I am doing it again
here. I try to approach all my endeavors with vigor and sometimes
my emotions and passions get in the way and I may speak (or type)
before considering the outcome. For that I am guilty 100%. Although,
the fact still remains we do not have a permanent Treasurer. Ernie
and Tom have made outstanding contributions in easing Nelson’s
load. If not for them we would have no raffle and no extra content
for the Gazette. Let’s not forget about Tim who painstakingly
makes phone call after phone call to be sure we have a continuous
As many of you have experienced our club has taken a slightly different
path in how the meetings are run. We now conduct our club business
in a more structured manner. This still gives us plenty of time
to enjoy each other’s company as well as smoke a bowl or two
or seven….I feel we have made some great strides since the
beginning of 2017. We will have a new and updated web site on line
shortly and we have obtained all of the corresponding .org’s
and .com’s that go along with it. It should be every member’s
concern to protect the identity and uniqueness of our club and,
strive to keep some degree of assembly. As I have stated time and
time again, “This is your club” It can’t survive
or continue to be strong or get stronger without YOU.
In honor of the Fourth of July and, ALL things truly American. All
members who smoke a corn cob pipe at the July meeting will get an
extra raffle ticket for the chance to win a special commemorative
corn cob pipe from my personal collection.
Enemy - A short story by Ernie
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.
.... Clancy got himself settled and into casual clothes before
he presentedAlma with the Bavarian themed gifts he bought her in
Garmish.He found the bottle of Jameson’s on the sideboard
and settled into hisfavorite chair as Alma exclaimed the beauty
of the embroidery andpainting on the various gifts.
Several days later the phone rang in the early afternoon. Clancy
picked it up and a voice said, “This is Sampson.”
“And what could you possibly want now?” Clancy replied.
“I’m calling to discuss your military status and make
I don’t want to hear them. As far as I am concerned, I’m
through with the Platoon and, in a few weeks, the military. So,
you might as well say goodbye now”
“Every thing I have to say will be beneficial to you and there
are nohidden agendas associated with it. Please listen for a moment.”
Raffle In honor of Independence Day, we'll have two
tins from the good folks at Standard Tobacco Company of Pennsylvania.
Murray's 1862 Whitehall
1862 Whitehall is the kind of English-style blend that the all-day
pipe enthusiast will love. Sweet Virginia and mellow Burley is
blended with a bit of Virginia-based black Cavendish and smoky
Latakia in a light enough amount to keep from overwhelming the
Horse was a popular brand of pipe tobacco in Ireland, and it gained
a following throughout the UK, as well. It was known for being
a stout blend of tobaccos with an earthy, spicy flavor and full
body.The first entry in the revived brand is a blend of hearty
mahogany Burley, bold dark-fired Kentucky, matured Virginia and
a bit of Perique. A tasty, robust pipe tobacco.
.................... by Ernie Whitenack
Peterson’s - Balkan Delight
traditional mixture comprising the finest Virginia tobacco plus
a hint of Louisiana Perique and a generous portion of Cyprus Latakia.
A delight for the seasoned pipe smoker.”
To me, a Balkan blend means it has an abundance of tobacco from
a country, or countries, making up the Balkan States and commonly
referred to as “Orientals”. There are none in this
However, if one looks at it as an English blend, I would have
to say it is an average blend in the middle classification; not
too mild and not to strong. I must class it along with those English
blends that have nothing outstanding about them but are a decent
smoke, and are usually in the lower end of the tobacco price range.
It was difficult to find the array of flavors that one experiences
when smoking a top line English blend, or a Balkan like Balkan
Sobranie or any of McClelland’s Grand Oriental blends.
Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin
Jr., January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and former
astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was
one of the first two humans to land on the Moon, and the
second person to walk on it. He set foot on the Moon at
03:15:16 on July 21, 1969 (UTC), following mission commander
Neil Armstrong. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer with
the Command Pilot rating. He also went into orbit on the
Gemini 12 mission, finally achieving the goals for EVA (space-walk
work) that paved the way to the Moon and success for the
Gemini program; he spent over five hours on EVA on that
After graduating from Montclair High School in 1947, Aldrin
turned down a full scholarship offer from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (which he would later attend for
graduate school), and went to the United States Military
Academy at West Point, New York. The nickname "Buzz"
originated in childhood: the younger of his two elder sisters
mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer"
and this was shortened to Buzz. Aldrin made it his legal
first name in 1988.
Aldrin graduated third in his class at West Point in 1951
with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United
States Air Force and served as a jet fighter pilot during
the Korean War. He flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres
and shot down two Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft. The
June 8, 1953, issue of Life magazine featured gun camera
photos taken by Aldrin of one of the Soviet pilots ejecting
from his damaged aircraft.
After the war, Aldrin was assigned as an aerial gunnery
instructor at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, and next
was an aide to the dean of faculty at the United States
Air Force Academy, which had recently begun operations in
1955. That same year, he graduated from the Squadron Officer
School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He flew F-100
Super Sabres as a flight commander at Bitburg Air Base,
West Germany, in the 22d Fighter Squadron.
In January 1963, Aldrin earned a Sc.D. degree in astronautics
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he
had been assigned as a graduate student (under the auspices
of the Air Force Institute of Technology) since 1959. His
doctoral thesis was Line-of-Sight Guidance Techniques for
Manned Orbital Rendezvous, the dedication of which read,
"In the hopes that this work may in some way contribute
to their exploration of space, this is dedicated to the
crew members of this country’s present and future
manned space programs. If only I could join them in their
On completion of his doctorate, he was assigned to the Gemini
Target Office of the Air Force Space Systems Division in
Los Angeles before his selection as an astronaut. His initial
application to join the astronaut corps was rejected on
the basis of never having been a test pilot; that prerequisite
was lifted when he re-applied and was accepted into the
third astronaut class.
the Month Interview with Buzz Aldrin 30 years after his moon landing
& Tobacco Around the Web
Below are links to the Country Squire Radio episodes that
aired since the last Gazette. See them live on Monday Evenings
at around 8:30 PM Central Time on YouTube.
(9:30 Eastern Time)