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Subject: Pipes Digest #36 - March 2, 1990

		   Pipes Digest #36 - March 2, 1990

From: "Brent = DTN 240-6432 = AET1-2/7" <???????????????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes Mailgroup


	please include me in the mailgroup, and let me start off by asking
	any overseas members if they know of a source for Mullingar's
	Tobaccos? They used to be available in the US in the early '70's,
	and I especially enjoyed "Knockbrack". I wrote various overseas
	distributors, and the company itself, but no one could help me.
	Has anyone seen this? As I recall, it might be Scottish.

	Another (lost) source of enjoyment were S.S. Pierce pipes. Several
	of my favorite pipes were from that company. They all broke in nicely
	and mellowed with age. Many far more expensive pipes I've bought over
	the years have disappointed.

	I'll chat more later.

	Brent Higinbotham
	Digital @ Andover, MA

[ I've given my library a cursory look for Mullingar's, but I'll give
it a more thorough look a little later.  Welcome to the group, Brent! -S. ]

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From: Steve Masticola (??????????????????????????)
Subject: Puffing in Pursuit of a Ph.D.

After many hours, many books, and many bowls of baccy, I managed to
pass my Ph.D. exam this week. Immense sigh of relief! I may actually
make it to the degree one of these days... (scuze me while I light up,
cause it ain't right to put the mailing together while I'm not
smoking!) As many of you who are also students surely know, a good
pipe helps improve concentration and attentiveness. Don't know why
this is, but I guess it works! :-)

As a reward, I'd promised myself a new pipe, of course. At Bill
Thacker's suggestion, I'd written to Tim West, a carver, around
December, and sent him a rough sketch of a "wizard pipe". Actually,
it's a large churchwarden with an egg-shaped bowl and a carved
push-fit (military) stem, rough top and saddle (where the stem fits),
and red/black stain finish. Tim's also going to include a shorter
Peterson-bit stem for travelling use. All this for about $65,
estimated He predicted it'd take him two or three weeks to carve - I
can't wait!

On related topics, on the front page of today's Central NJ "Home
News", is an article about a "smokers' rights" bill sponsored by
Assemblyman Willie Brown, D-Essex, which prevents employers from
discriminating against smokers when hiring or firing personnel. The
Senate sponsor, Francis McManimon, found it "offensive that the
companies might try to fire somebody just because he smoked on his
time off." (I agree!)

The article, like most such in the Home News, is basically
anti-smoking, and insinuates that Brown is sponsoring the bill due to
RJR contributions.  (Well, maybe just a little... :-) But it might
just be time to look up and write to a few legislators, so that yet
another of our rights doesn't get taken away. Remember, folks (with
apologies to Rick Hacker):

	      I F   P I P E S   A R E   O U T L A W E D,
     O N L Y   O U T L A W S   W I L L   S M O K E   P I P E S !

But for now, enjoy! And, as always,

					Smoke in peace,
					~\U Steve.

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