Tibetan metal pipe and pouch
Varieties of eorth pipes
Tibetan metal pipe and pouch
Varieties of eorth pipes yellow pages bans "head items"
ORDIN: As publishers we have die right to restrict what we publish ... and we don't allow what you would call, "head ¡»ems."
dealer: How do you define liead items? Do you mean papa-s and pipes?
ORDIN: Yes. It's a matter of judgment. I call, papa's and pipes, anything related to dope smoking, a head item. And by die way, we have used llie word marijuana in die Detroit While Pages.
DEALER: Why then was die woid acceptable for die
White Pages and not for die Yellow?
ORDIN: The White Pages are for listings. It was die listing of a group that gave out information on the latest marijuana legalization information.
dealer: It really isn't a legal question, is it, but ratlier a mailer of company policy?
ORDIN: Yes, company policy and good taste.
-DEALER-Juty '76 #2 ijisi nmii ,.lion in the Yellow Pages rather than the brand name for rolling papers in the greater New York area.
By the mid-Sixties, new papers with exolic Spanish names like Marfil and Blanco y Negro started popping up around (he country. Tobacconists discovered a new interest in rolling machines, incense, and waierpipes. Rizla, ai first an unpopular brand because it was originally a fast-burning, ungumrned cigaretle paper, branched out to become one of ihe nation's largest manufacturers of rolling machines. As domestic rolling papers started 10 enter the market, American dopei-s began to discriminate between types of use, speed of burning, and eventually the size, shape, and fabric density (denier) of the paper. Ai manufacturers introduced novelty items like flavored papei-s and papers with designs, such as the American flag or
the general store approach
Rtpps: First of all. let me say that tlie head shop is dead. There are no longer such things as head shops. Paraphernalia retailers move tlrrough many different retail approaches. We must sell whatever is hot.. We're a novelty, business. There's a way of carrying an item in your store to cater to any trend-anything that's in, anything that's popular. And it's veiy, very important. . Tlie most important thing that I'm trying to say is how to keep a small store.
Around 1910 they used to call, them General Stores, in die 1920's and 1930's they called diem Mamas and Papas. And diey still, exist today-any independent store or small chain operated, known, run. managed by one person or just a couple of people is a Mama and Papa type store. That's what we're dealing with. That's wliere 99 percent of all the population is in diis paraphernalia industry, where your goods flow llirough.
Okay. First of all, you're talking about tlie person to whom everything is a BTW, which is a by-the-way. By tlie way, we have a head shop department; by tlie way, we now carry cigarette paper'; by (lie way, we now sell posters and so forth. This is very important. A record shop sells head supplies. A clothing store seljs clothing; that's his business. But he also sells from die head supplies. He also sells candles. He also sells jewelry. Jewelry is a bigger industry than milk. Jewelry is a bigger industry than hospitalization. Costume jewelry is a tremendous industry. You don't know how imponant it is to survive-l mean, you can't go through life without costume jewelry, although you can live without milk..
-DEALER-June '76 #1 Hymie Hipps, Pres. House of Hipps psychedelic, art of the San Francisco rock poster school,, smokers chose their own favorites and stood by them. Smokers observed tensility, malleability, burn rate, and other technical factors as intensely as Pentagon missile scientists
double clicking a new ICBM. Others did not give a damn whai kind of paper they smoked and rea)ited. when necessary, to rolling their weed in Tampan wrappers or whatever else was handy. Still, the market for new and improved rolling papers has uot yet bottomed out as of this writing, and does not seem likely to do so soon. Every year at least a dozen innovative types of tolling paper make their debut, atld most of them make enough money for their inventors to remain on the market for quite a while.
This gluttony for dope novelties is a development of recent years. According to Mel Romanoff, a paraphernalia pioneer who managed one of the first head shops in the United States called the Head Shop, aptly enough in 1965 and 1966, even hip Greenwich Village retailers didn't understand what was happening. When Romanoff started his own distribution and manufacturing firm, Morgan Love, lie would go around to outlets with a mail sackof. goods on his back and inquire, "Need any papers, man?" Nobody knew what he was talking about.
"There Was no industry then," Romanoff recollects. "It was a question of rounding up things heads would enjoy, like kaleidoscopes, little toys, prisms, prism glasses, Japanese incense, which was really popular at the tune because there was no American incense and not that much Indian incense around yet. And pipes. There wasn't enough paraphernalia to go around. Things had to he created. There were people coming in off the street with, say, three pipes they had made, and if you asked theni for a dozen more, it was, you know, Tn a month, man.1 It wasn't business people."
The first major innovations in roiling papers came one upon another between 1968 and 1970. Simon Venezuela brought the first flavored papers into America in 1968. These were English Stella papers, which came in strawberry, banana, cherry, and licorice, and arrived, ironically, in time for the great dope drought of that year. Still, the Stella papers were enthusiastically . received and inspired many imitators. Then, on July 4,1970. Paul Ropp d istri bu ted the first successful pri n ted papers at an Independence Day Smoke-In in Washington, D.C.. Ropp's classic American Flag and $100 Hill papers, shortly followed by Draft Card papers, were immediate successes. Then in 1971, Butt Rubin conceived the world's first double -width paper. , Previously, few smokers had the manual dexterity to roll a satisfactory joint with a single rolling paper, and those who could found that the Mexican dope that dominated the American pot market at that time was not psychedelic to a sufficient degree when rolled in the small . quantity that standard-width papers allowed. Therefore ¡l was customary to glue a second paper to the first to obtain the basic rolling matrix. Joint rolling was, for many, a lesser evil of dope smoking that involved endless hours of frustration and joints that came out lumpy no matter how finely the dope was strained. Rubin's
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