5 images. Pipe Smokers Convention, 9 August 1952. James L. Rodgers (400 Mission Drive, San Gabriel); Paul Spaniola -- 39 years (Detroit), (holds world record of 88 minutes); Mrs. Mikele Shook -- 45 years (Lake Elsinore); Mrs. Bobby Allen (Los Angeles); Mrs. Annette Gnam (Jefferson Park, New York), (vice president of International Pipe Smokers); Robert Rudel (Flint, Michigan), (world record).; Supplemental material reads: "Chernus -- Long Beach. pipe smokers convention. 12: Shows champion smoking away. He is James L. Rodgers, 36, of 400 Mission Drive, San Gabriel. Not a member of any club and not considered an expert pipe smoker for his locality, Rodgers beat thirty-two experts and made a pipe-ful of tobacco, 3.3 grams last 67 minutes, two seconds. Timing him is Al Lindberg of Temple City. Others in pix not identified. Three negs. unnumbered shows l. to r.: Paul Spaniola, 39, of Detroit, Mich. who holds world record of 88 minutes two seconds, hands James L. Rodgers trophy. Mrs. Mikele Shook, 45, of Lake Elsinore, who smoked bowlful for 47.5 seconds, cracking record for women set last year in Chicago at 41 minutes flat, looks on. She holds pumice pipe she made 10 minutes before contest. Two negs show l. to r.: Mrs. Bobby Allen, of Los Angeles and Mrs. Mikele Shook, of Lake Elsinore at start of contest. One neg. shows r. to l.: Mrs. Annette Gnam, of Jefferson Park, New York, vice prewident [sic.] of international pipe smokers; Robert Rudel, of Flint, Michigan, and Paul Spaniola, world record holder, during contest. Others in pix not identified".