OLD PUEBLO PIPE
The August meeting of the
OPPC was held August 20th at 7 PM in The Tinderbox
at Williams Plaza. Ken, Roger, Betty, Bernie, Billy B., Bob,
Shel, and Carl, our Host were in attendance.
Shel mentioned that we
earned $250 from the "Pipe Grab Bag" at the June Show from estate pipes donated
by Billy Bailey. Members should think of one or two local charities
in Pima or Cochise counties to whom we can donate the
The next discussion concerned the next Pipe Show.
Members agreed that the show could be held in Phoenix and working with the two
other clubs was fine (Phoenix and LA). The major questions were WHERE and
WHEN. Months were suggested that would not conflict with other shows in
major cities around the country. March was suggested, as was April and
October, though there seems to be other shows occurring those latter
months. WHERE was the big topic. Ken said they were not sure about
the Shriners auditorium due to smoking laws and the Shriners' rules about use of
the auditorium. Hotels were suggested, and one of the reasons given was
that the spouses of vendors and visitors would be able to perhaps plan outside
activities. Also, Hotels can be flexible about smoking rules. Of course, room
rates would be higher than summer. Also a coordinator from OPPC would have
to be chosen to participate with the other clubs in planning the
Now the featured member of the club in...
~~~~ MEMBERS COURNER ~~~~
Carl was born in Kansas in
1949 and his family moved to Tucson in January 1957. He graduated from Rincon
High School in 1968 and went to work as a Motorcycle repair technician at
Suzuki Motorcycles. He moved to Yuma in 1969 and worked for the city of Yuma
Parks and Recreation and the Yuma Unified School District. In 1972, he moved
back to Tucson and worked for Levy's Department Store and then for Tucson
Unified School district. In 1978 he moved to Flagstaff and finally in 1989 moved
back to Tucson.
He then worked the big
Caterpillars for a construction company as a Heavy Equipment Operator and after
retirement in 2000, now works at The
Carl started smoking a pipe
when he was 20 and his favorite tobacco is any English Blend. He has a
collection of over 130 pipes, including a large collection of Meerschaum
pipes. His favorite shape : the Bent! He is a past President of
The Old Pueblo Pipe Club and a member since its inception.
Carl not only collects
pipes, he collects Farm tractors, miniature ones that is! The best quality
are the ones from the Franklin Mint and Erdle high quality
If you need advice on a
tobacco, pipe, or want to start smoking a pipe...see Carl at The
NOTE: A very big THANKS to Mark
Shelor, who was in charge of the publicity for the June 2003 show. Another note
of thanks to Carl, Roger, Ken, Suzi, Jack and Mary Ann, Billy B. and Bob for
sitting in and watching the OPPC table at the show.