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The Sohio News New Boron With Ice-gord Solves Freeze Problems Vol. 13 DECEMBER 1959 No. 12 RICHARD DEGRAY (LEFT) AND BOB EISEN From Research - a new Ice-gard gasoline. By AGNES MASEK The simple and appropriate Christmas scene pictured here is an example of the remarkable work of Kathryn Holly Seibel, Sohio wife who has an ancien t Swedish art into a fascinat- ing and self-supporting hobby. Mrs. Seibel, wife of No.2 Refinery Press Plant Operator William Seibel, is nationally known for her straw craft creations. She has traveled exten- sively, teaching the craft to garden clubs and other groups. "Straw craft is easy to learn, inexpensive, and allows you to do something really creative instead of relying on commercial decorations for holidays or flower arrangements," Kathryn says. "I've taught more than 1,000 persons to do it, including quite a number of Mexican children." One problem in a city is obtaining straw. Fig- CARACAS-A new producing zone in Sohio and associates' concession in Lake Maracaibo has been discovered by an ex- ploratory well at the north end of the 27,614-acre tract. The well. Centro Lago 22X, tapped what is known as the B-6 sand, which has been the major pro due i n g zone under Lake Maracaibo. This is the first time it has proven productive in the Sohio group's block. The group now has completed 20 productive wells and four dry holes. Three drilling rigs are at work. Sohio's share of produc- tion has been averaging abou t 6,000 barrels per day. Make Discovery In Venezuela Neighbors. Elect Sohioons to Serve In Public Office Pu blic-spirited Soh i 0 ans fared well in November elec- tions, returns from Sohio News reporters indicate. At least two Sohioans are mayors of their communities. Others on the political honor roll include a city treasurer, at least ten city councilmen or township trustees, and a school board member. These Sohioans won and de- sen'ed the sup port of their neighbors. They proved that they care about responsible gov- t"rll111en t ill the'r conlllH nities-- by running for office themselves. For some of them. election "ic- tories promise a continuation of many years of past public serv- ice. For others, this was their first venture into the spotlight. Probably the veteran of So- hioans in public office is Toledo Sales Division Distributor Sales- man George Tewers. Mayor of the city of Port Clinton, Ohio, since 1956, he was elected for another two-year term. A Democrat, George previ- ously h'ld served as village coun- cilman for five years, village and county treasurer for ten years. George and his wife Edith have two rhildren, Carol and Ronald. '''Tilson Gorman, ill ec han ic "A" at the Petrochemical Plant, won election as mayor of Elida, near Lima, in his first try for public office. Willie is a charter member of the Elida Lions' Club and is vice president of Elida High School's Athletic Boosters' Association. He and his wife (Turn to Page 3, Column 1) and mv married "ister Bonnie. Now a new brother and sis- ter-Jack and Carolyn Castro- and another mother and father in the family." The Castros live here in Jack- son's Trailer Court. Their white trailer isn't spacious, but every corner of it is packed with Christmas spirit. There's a small tree, glowing with colored lights, atop their cedar chest. Holly and mistletoe are all around. Rich- ard has decorated their big bay window with a delicate snow scene and a border of fir. "'i\Te had so much fun choos- ing our first printed cards," says Vivian, "and finally decided on (Turn to Page 4, Column 4) ures can be made with paper soda straws, but they are less effective. Bill raises rye and wheat on the Seibels' lot in Brecksville to provide a year-round supply of straw. Kathryn wets the straw so that it will bend easily, then shapes it and ties it with thread. She has made attractive dolls, mobiles, wall plaques, and decorations for flower arrangements. She de- signs her own figures and has a sensitivity and creative flair that make them more than a craft. Her work has been exhibited at the Cleveland MUseum-of Art and featured in newspapers and national magaz;;;es. In fact, she has written a book, illustrated by Bill, who is an enthusiastic photog-' rapher. "As you can imagine, this straw work has de- veloped into quite an avocation with me," she says. "I think you'll like it, too." Newlyweds Make First Christmas Together a Memorable Occasion By JOHN ZEZECH GROVE CITY, OHIO - Christmas is a family festival in a way that no other holiday, no matter how cherished, ever is. And for newlyweds, their very first Christmas together as man and wife is an even more special occasion. That's why the smiles of Rich- ard Castro, 21-year-old salesman at Columbus Division's Broad and Phillipi Servicenter, and his pretty bride, the former Vivian Newland, are especially radiant these snowv December days. Vivian, '18, exchanged wed- ding finery for a fluffy apron and a pan four months ago. She still is holding down an post in the State of Ohio's Department of Insurance. Balancing homemaking with a day in the office is something she can take in stride. But the exci temen t of the approaching holidays? "Richard and I can hardly wait," Vivian beams. "Last year I celebrated with my parents Creative Wife Uses Straw for Manger Scene Lead Akron Club AKRON - Me m bel's of this sales division's Quarter Century Club unit voted Robert Roben- stine, chairman; Verne Arnold, vice chairman; Margaret Sulli- van, secretary; and Anthony Mayer, treasurer. Sohio Boron with Ice-gard, a great new winter gasoline discovery from Sohio science, already is the most talked- about - as well as the best- selling-premium gasoline in Ohio. This quick public acceptance undoubtedly stems in part from its dramatic introduction. Boron with Ice-gard makes use of a discovery by scientists at Sohio's Research Center to pre- vent fuel line freeze-up - a win- ter driving problem which mil- lions of mot 0 I' is ts previously prevented by adding Frostex to their automobile gas tanks. To prove the effectiveness of the new winter gasoline, Sohio froze an automobile fueled with Boron with Ice-gard inside a huge block of ice. Only air and exhaust 110Se.5 and }:Vires to trip the starter protruded from the block. A.t the first flick of the starter switch, the engine started immediately - inside the block of ice! Millions of Ohio motorists al- ready have seen this dramatic demonstration of the effective- ness of Sohio's newest product on television. Others have read of it in full-page newspaper ads or in the Saturday Evening Post, where Sohio announced the re- markable new gasoline that pre- ven ts fuel line freezing. Fuel line freezing occurs when water, condensed from air in the gas tank, settles in low points of an automobile's fuel line and freezes solid. It simply shuts off the supply of fuel to the engine. The car can't start until the ice melts, which means towing the car to a garage or waiting for a change in the weather. Boron with Ice-gard prevents fuel line freeze-up by combining with the water to lower its freez- ing point. And, the new gasoline is sold at no increase in price.
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The Sohio NewsNew Boron WithIce-gord SolvesFreeze Problems Vol. 13 DECEMBER 1959 No. 12


From Research - a new Ice-gard gasoline.

By AGNES MASEKThe simple and appropriate Christmas scene

pictured here is an example of the remarkablework of Kathryn Holly Seibel, Sohio wife whohas turn~d an ancien t Swedish art into a fascinat­ing and self-supporting hobby.

Mrs. Seibel, wife of No.2 Refinery Press PlantOperator William Seibel, is nationally known forher straw craft creations. She has traveled exten­sively, teaching the craft to garden clubs and othergroups.

"Straw craft is easy to learn, inexpensive, andallows you to do something really creative insteadof relying on commercial decorations for holidaysor flower arrangements," Kathryn says.

"I've taught more than 1,000 persons to do it,including quite a number of Mexican children."

One problem in a city is obtaining straw. Fig-

CARACAS-A new producingzone in Sohio and associates'concession in Lake Maracaibohas been discovered by an ex­ploratory well at the north endof the 27,614-acre tract.

The well. Centro Lago 22X,tapped what is known as theB-6 sand, which has been themajor pro due i n g zone underLake Maracaibo. This is the firsttime it has proven productive inthe Sohio group's block.

The group now has completed20 productive wells and four dryholes. Three drilling rigs are atwork. Sohio's share of produc­tion has been averaging abou t6,000 barrels per day.

Make DiscoveryIn Venezuela

Neighbors. ElectSohioons to ServeIn Public Office

Public-spirited Soh i 0 a n sfared well in November elec­tions, returns from SohioNews reporters indicate.

At least two Sohioans aremayors of their communities.Others on the political honorroll include a city treasurer,at least ten city councilmenor township trustees, and aschool board member.

These Sohioans won and de­sen'ed the sup port of theirneighbors. They proved thatthey care about responsible gov­t"rll111en t ill the'r conlllH nities-­by running for office themselves.For some of them. election "ic­tories promise a continuation ofmany years of past public serv­ice. For others, this was theirfirst venture into the spotlight.

Probably the veteran of So­hioans in public office is ToledoSales Division Distributor Sales­man George Tewers. Mayor ofthe city of Port Clinton, Ohio,since 1956, he was elected foranother two-year term.

A Democrat, George previ­ously h'ld served as village coun­cilman for five years, village andcounty treasurer for ten years.George and his wife Edith havetwo rhildren, Carol and Ronald.

'''Tilson Gorman, ill e c han i c"A" at the Petrochemical Plant,won election as mayor of Elida,near Lima, in his first try forpublic office. Willie is a chartermember of the Elida Lions' Cluband is vice president of ElidaHigh School's Athletic Boosters'Association. He and his wife

(Turn to Page 3, Column 1)

and mv married "ister Bonnie.Now I'~e a new brother and sis­ter-Jack and Carolyn Castro­and another mother and fatherin the family."

The Castros live here in Jack­son's Trailer Court. Their whitetrailer isn't spacious, but everycorner of it is packed withChristmas spirit. There's a smalltree, glowing with colored lights,atop their cedar chest. Holly andmistletoe are all around. Rich­ard has decorated their big baywindow with a delicate snowscene and a border of fir.

"'i\Te had so much fun choos­ing our first printed cards," saysVivian, "and finally decided on

(Turn to Page 4, Column 4)

ures can be made with paper soda straws, but theyare less effective. Bill raises rye and wheat on theSeibels' lot in Brecksville to provide a year-roundsupply of straw.

Kathryn wets the straw so that it will bendeasily, then shapes it and ties it with thread. Shehas made attractive dolls, mobiles, wall plaques,and decorations for flower arrangements. She de­signs her own figures and has a sensitivity andcreative flair that make them more than a craft.

Her work has been exhibited at the ClevelandMUseum-of Art and featured in newspapers andnational magaz;;;es. In fact, she has written a book,illustrated by Bill, who is an enthusiastic photog-'rapher.

"As you can imagine, this straw work has de­veloped into quite an avocation with me," shesays. "I think you'll like it, too."

Newlyweds Make First ChristmasTogether a Memorable Occasion


GROVE CITY, OHIO - Christmas is a family festival in away that no other holiday, no matter how cherished, ever is.And for newlyweds, their very first Christmas together as manand wife is an even more special occasion.

That's why the smiles of Rich­ard Castro, 21-year-old salesmanat Columbus Division's Broadand Phillipi Servicenter, and hispretty bride, the former VivianNewland, are especially radiantthese snowv December days.

Vivian, '18, exchanged wed­ding finery for a fluffy apron anda fryin~ pan four months ago.She still is holding down anei~ht-to-five post in the State ofOhio's Department of Insurance.Balancing homemaking with aday in the office is somethingshe can take in stride. But theexci temen t of the approachingholidays?

"Richard and I can hardlywait," Vivian beams. "Last yearI celebrated with my parents

Creative WifeUses Straw forManger Scene

Lead Akron ClubAKRON - Me m bel's of this

sales division's Quarter CenturyClub unit voted Robert Roben­stine, chairman; Verne Arnold,vice chairman; Margaret Sulli­van, secretary; and AnthonyMayer, treasurer.

Sohio Boron with Ice-gard,a great new winter gasolinediscovery from Sohio science,already is the most talked­about - as well as the best­selling-premium gasoline inOhio.

This quick public acceptanceundoubtedly stems in part fromits dramatic introduction.

Boron with Ice-gard makes useof a discovery by scientists atSohio's Research Center to pre­vent fuel line freeze-up - a win­ter driving problem which mil­lions of mot 0 I' i s ts previouslyprevented by adding Frostex totheir automobile gas tanks.

To prove the effectiveness ofthe new winter gasoline, Sohiofroze an automobile fueled withBoron with Ice-gard inside ahuge block of ice. Only air andexhaust 110Se.5 and }:Vires to tripthe starter protruded from theblock. A.t the first flick of thestarter switch, the engine startedimmediately - inside the blockof ice!

Millions of Ohio motorists al­ready have seen this dramaticdemonstration of the effective­ness of Sohio's newest producton television. Others have readof it in full-page newspaper adsor in the Saturday Evening Post,where Sohio announced the re­markable new gasoline that pre­ven ts fuel line freezing.

Fuel line freezing occurs whenwater, condensed from air in thegas tank, settles in low pointsof an automobile's fuel line andfreezes solid. It simply shuts offthe supply of fuel to the engine.The car can't start until the icemelts, which means towing thecar to a garage or waiting for achange in the weather.

Boron with Ice-gard preventsfuel line freeze-up by combiningwith the water to lower its freez­ing point. And, the new gasolineis sold at no increase in price.

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NEW PBX operator-receptionistat Youngstown Sales Division isEdythe Frost. Edythe has. twosons: Bobby, 14, and Ronny, 9.


LATONIA REFINERy .....Robert Wainscott

LIMA REFINERY .. _.... Ruth Shortand Jerry Loffman

No.1 REFINERY .. George SchoeffelNo.2 REFINERY Agnes MasekTOLEDO REFI 'ERY' Fred Gl'('ssler

bags and twine. The Elks andMasons donated the use of tablesfor the sale. Newspaper publicityand a donated sound truckhelped spread the word.

The day of the sale, coffeewas served to customers. So manypeople brought sandwiches andcake for the workers that theystarted serving them to the cus­tomers, too.

And when the auxiliarycounted the money, it had $1,003-a new record! Angela wrote apersonal note of thanks to every­one who had participated.

Right now- she's working onthe annual Charity. Ball as co­chairman. It will be held Dec.19. Jake is running the check­room. 'When the auxiliary pUtson its card party in May, Angelawill be in charge of the kitchen.

And if you have anything fornext year's rummage sale-yes,the Mille'r~ will be at it againlJake sa};s to cali him at SHer­wood··5-3301. There's .plenty ofroo.m in the garage..

MarketingAKRON. . .. Margaret SullivanCANTON. . . .Eleanor DietzCINCINNATI, . Bud HaynesCLEVELA D. . Al MarignoniCOLUMBUS John ZezechDAYTON Beverly CollinsworthLIMA. . . . . . . . . . Janet StokesMA SFJELD... . Helen DrushalPORTSMOUTH. , . , , . Ruth MarchTOLEDO. . . . . . Ray HershmanYOUNGBTOWN Elaine HenryZANESVILLE. . . .Edrie Dawson

TransportationEASTERN DIV., .... Har~iet CravenPRODUCTS PIPE LINE.. Bill KinnearSOUTHWESTERN DIVISION:

DIXIE AREA., .Jimmie NicholsonMAGNOLIA .. , .,., ,. ,.Tack WhitePRAIRIE AREA. . Chester Franks

TRI-STATE Dlv.. ... Russ Moore

The Sohio NewsPublished every month for employees of The Standard Oil Company

(Ohio) and its subsidiaries: Boron Oil Company, Canfield Oil Company,Fleet-Wing Corporation, Sohio Caribbean Company, Sohio Chemical Com­pany, Sohio Exploration Company, Sohio-Iran Trading, Inc., Sohio Petro­leum Company, Sohio Pipe Line Company, and Sohio Venezuela Company.

Address correspondence to Editor, The Standard Oil Company (Ohio),1550 Midland Building, Cleveland 15, Ohio.

Editor, Frances Kenney; Associate Editor, F. M. Paulson; Assistant Edi­tor, June Eppink; Editorial Assistant, Clyde Wimer; Staff Photographer,John F. Trauger.

HOME OFFICE, ' ,June EppinkST. LoUIS OFFICES, .Ann DonnellyCANFIELD OIL" ,Dorothy PulsfordFLEET-WING ..... Madeline LydonPETROCHEMICAL .. , James FletcherRESEARCH LAB. . .Adele Ferry

Exploration-ProductionHEADQUARTERS, .Johnnye StephensGULF COAST DIVISION:

HOUSTON. . Jacque Fishel'and Ruby Cosgrove

LAFAYE'M'E. Willa. Mae RiedlingerNEW ORLEANS,. Clyde CockrellTYLER. ., .. ,. May Helen May

NORTHWEST DtVISION:BILLINGS. . . ..... Jim DiedeCALGARY'. . .Doreen HarrisCASPER. . . .Sue Hayes

MID-CONTINE l' DIVISION:OKLAHOMA CtTY ... Becky ParksAM.\RILLO. . . Gabriel DutyCENTRALIA. . Mildred McKee

Kentucky .. Marjorie GreenwellMichigan, ' . ,Floyd Miller

KANSAS. . , ,Pauline BrandaMIDLAND. . ... Dick LuttonOKLAHOMA. . . . Claudine Russell

and Ramona Ca.rterOKMULGEE WATERFLOOD .. , ..

Jim NashWEHLU. Estelle Gainey

Meet Mrs. Sohio

Barberton -Couple Find People

Generous in Hospital BenefitBy MARGARET SULLIVAN

BARBERTO. -, OHIO - "-hen Ang la :\liller, wife of _-\krOl1

Sales Division Maintenance Mechanic Jacob Miller, joinedthe women's auxiliary of Barberton Citizen's Hospital, it wasa new experience. Sh~ had never belonged to any such organ­ization before.

Out of it grew one of the mostrewarding efforts in the j'vI illers'lives, one from which theylearned a great deal about Bar­berton and Barberton reallycame to know the Millers.

Angela had been' in thewomen's auxiliary only a shoretime when she was appointedchairman of its annual rummagesale, taking over from a chair­man who had served for 12 yearsand had built the sale up to arevenue of $700. She was wor­ried abou t the task, bu t .Jakeprom ised to he1p her.

From then on it was all tush.The sale was to be held at Bar­berton Armory, which dona teditS facilities and' trucks. Jake andhis band of men set out-pick­ing up refrigerators, electricstoves, gas stoves, old TV sets·,an upright piano. Furniture orother items that needed repi'irwere hauled to .Jake·~s· garage.There the men worked on ·it'even ing's, When they had toomuch to fit in 'Ulat gara~e, they,took over another one down thestreet.

Angela and other. members ofthe auxiliary continued, contact­ing people for donations. AnAkron store donated new shoes,last season's models. Several Bar­berton stores donated new clothesthat were out of season. OneStore turned in a large quantityof new nylon hose, another jew~

elry that needed repair.As they neared the finish line,

Jake took a week of .his vaca·tion to work full-time on tbe ..sale. It took two davs to sort andprice materials. A Barbertondrive-in restaurant sent overfree lunches for the workers. Apie maker donated pies. Twochain groreries supplied free

BILL HUTCHINGSPaper helped clarify issues.

So, abOUt a year ago, a groul)of ten couples, including theHutchingses, met and formedthe Hinckley Civic Association.Bill Hutchings, as one of theleaders Of the move, was electedchairman.

The group' put out a specialelection newspaper, discussingthe issues and endorsing variouscandidates for office. The paperhad an appreciative reception,even among residents normallynot interested in local affairs.

'When the civic association re­peated the venture this year,they met with wide su pport. Abond issue they opposed was de­feated by a sizable margin, andtheir endorsements helped electseveral candidates to office.

"It just seemed that only oneside of the story was being pre­sented," Bill Hutchings explains.""Ve decided we'd at least speakup and get the facts before thevoters. Ours is strictly a loca Igroup. 'We're not affiliated withany political party, and our in­terest as a group is concen­trated on our own community,"

Hutchings has been one of themOSt active participants in localaffairs. He attends all the meet­ings of the township trustees andof the zoning board. He alsoworked with the chamber ofcommerce to obtain a post officefor the community. The chambercurren tly is seeking state permis­sion to erect a traffic light at theintersection of Ohio Routes 3and 303, because an elementaryschool is located nearby.

"These may not sound like bigproblems," Bill says. "We're JUSta small town. But the only waythese issues will ever be sol vetlsatisfaCtorily is by getting outand doin'S something- aboutthem. I think we've convinced alot of people that it ran bedone."

HINCKLEY, OHIO - You,as an individual, can dosomething about good gov­ernment in your town. Here'sthe story of how one Sohioan,joining with neighbors in hissmall community, proved it.

Bill Hutchings, engineeringassistant in Home Office Manu­Facturing's Automotive Engi­neering Division, is a resident ofthis small, but rapidly·growing,community of Hinckley, nearCleveland.

Hinckley does not have itsown newspaper. Bill Hutchingsand some of his neighbors feltthat voters weren't getting fullinformation on local issues.

The chamber of commerce, ofwhich Bill is a member, PUtS OUta local news bulletin, but it isnon-partisan. Candidates andgroups with special interest incertain issues campaigned anddistributed leaflets supportingtheir own views. But without anewspaper, individuals with op­posing views couldn't reach thepublic.

You Con Help inGovernment SaysSohioan Who Does

Be Extra CarefulSanta's just around the comer. It's nearly midnight on

Christmas Eve. Dad is trimming the tree; he's forgotten tocheck the lights for frayed wires. Mother is wrapping grand­pa's new socks in bright red tissue. Her next project: thecenterpiece for the dining room table. She thinks she'll. usetree greens, add a sprig of holly or two, and put a green candlein the center. She's forgotten something, too.

In their home-and yours-fire can turn the gayest holi­day setting into a tragic scene. A thousand Christmas treesbum. in as many houses each year. Hundreds of fires startfrom Christmas lighting. Flammable decorations threatenclubs and stores, as well as dwellings. Discarded wrappingsincrease the number of rubbish fires.

Little careless acts-that seem so unimportant, especiallywhen you are pressed for time - cause these holiday firetragedies. And they are so needless if you follow a few simplefire safety rules:

Cut a growing tree or try to buy one that hasn't dried outfrom prolonged storage.

Do not use candles on the tree or near greens if there isany ch~nce for an open flame to contact the tree or the pres­ents piled beneath it.

Don't let Christmas wrappings accumulate in your home;place them in a metal-covered trash barrel or burn them inan incinerator as soon as possible.

Don't allow smoking near the tree, amidst decorations orpiles of wrappings; have plenty of safe ashtrays around anduse them.

Make this and every Christmas a fire-safe holiday.

Sohio Exhibits at Bo'af ShowCLEVELAND - Sohio again will" maintain a marine products

display at the Cleveland Boat Show, to be heldJan. 16·24.The show, at which all types of boats from canoes to cruisers are

displayed, has grown until this year it will occupy the entire facili·ties of Cleveland's Public Hall.

Sohio's new boating guide to the Ohio River wiIf be made avail­able at the show. It will be offered in addition to the company'spopulilr hoating guide to Lake Erie.

For the ladies, Christmas shopping for men sometimesposes a problem. Does the usual (or unusual) assortment ofties and socks seem to draw less than an enthusiastic response?Here's a suggestion that can gladden the car fancier's heartand make Christmas shopping easy: Give your guy a gift forhis car.

Sohio carries a wide range of automotive items, frommajor purchases such as tires and mufflers to the many acces­sories that brighten the family car. If you don't know exactlywhat he wants or needs, a Sohio gift certificate is the solution.These $2.50 certificates, which can be redeemed at any Sohiostation, are enclosed in an attractive gift envelope. They maybe purchased in any number, make excellent gifts for the

_ milkman, bakery dri\'er, and others.And Sohio stations are popular shopping centers during

the busy Christmas season. There is no parking problem, nohiking through the snow, no delays. See the attractive Christ­mas displays and ask about the convenient gift certificatesnext time you stop at a Sohio station.

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Foremanon Its Way

MAYERSVILLE'S ROY BURNSFrom barge to pipeline.

Sohio ScholarshipDeadline Nears

Sohio-.sons nd claughtel>s..-.J,wllJill.IlL.- _ha\'e to hurry if they intend toapply for one o[ the company'sfive new four-year scholarships.Candidates must have their ap-plications in the mail beforeJan. 1.

Application cards are avail­able at all unit offices.

the Michigan-Toledo Pipe LineCo. He transferred to Sohio'sBrooklyn (Ind.) Pumping Sta­tion in 1942 as diesel engineer,moved to Birds Point (Mo.)Terminal the following year.

Roy took charge of Mayers­ville Terminal in 1949. Whenthe terminal was closed in 1954he served as head gauger forTinsley Field until it reopenedin 1958.

Roy is a baseball fan. Fishingis his main sport, and his wifeHazel goes right along with him.They have one daughter, Mrs.Audrey Meyers, and two grand·children in Lansing, Mich.

G. W. (Red) Nichols that greatlyincreased the effectiveness ofthe lab's new magnetic resonancespectrometer. Other compan ieshad used the instrument for sev­eral years without developingsuch a device.

Perhaps the value of thesesessions can best be summarizedin the reaction of Sohiuans hereto them. As Assistant MechanicBob ,,,Tenz said 'when asked whathe though t of the seminars, "Ienjoy them. I gain a feeling ofsatisfaction at discovering whatmy work accomplishes."

"\le may not all be scientistshere, but we have a share in­and a ringside seat for-some de­velopments that are making his­tory for Sohio.


HARRY STINE ADDRESSES SEMINAR"We have a share in history-making developments."


River TerminalStarts Crude

MAYERSVILLE, MISS. - Ever wonder where all the crudeoil comes from that ft.ows out of the big Mid-Valley Pipelineat Lima? Well, this is the starting point -- at least for a size­able batch of it.

Mayersville T e r min a I Fore­man Roy Burns and his crewhere accept delivery of approxi­mately 45,000 barrels of crude aday from barges on the Missis­sippi, then send it on its waythrough the pipeline to Sohio'srefineries.

Roy, a 23-year veteran of So­hio's transportation operations,is assisted by Bargemen R. VV.(Bob) Morris and your reporter.He also is in charge of opera­tions at Sohio's Tinsley (Miss.)Terminal, where he uses twOmen on a con tract basis, and isresponsible for pumping crudeto the Mid-Valley Pipeline fromtwo field leases near Cary, i\ifiss.

Normally, we average threebarges a day here at Mayersville.Pumps on the barges move thecrude to our storage tanks. Thejob involves tying up the barges,attaching hoses, g aug in g thecrude in the tanks, and takingsamples for testing. Harbor timefor each tow is a bou t 18 hours.

As foreman, Roy Burns is re­sponsible for the accuracy ofgauging and testing. He makesout a manifest on each tow andsends copies to the various com­panies involved. He reports allbarge unloadings to Sohio's of·fices at Bentonia and St. Louis,and to the terminal at St. Ga­briel, La.

Rules and. regulations of theU. S. Coast Guard and the U. S.Corps of Engineers on river op·erations are also his responsi-bility. . _

Roy's background eminentlyfits him for the job. Born inHardtown, Kans., in 1901, hewent to work in the Oklahomaoil fields at the age of 16. It wason Christmas Day, 1936, thatRoy joined Sohio at Crystal,Mich., as station engineer for

balloons by Technical SpecialistHarvey Alford. Samples of Mi­crobal\.oons fused into insulat­ing board and other unusualuses of this Sohio discovery werepassed around. .

The subjects are presented innon-technical fashion and illus­trated with slides and examplesof the work that has been done.Usually, the talks lead to briskquestion-and-answer sessions.

Administrative Sup e r vis orHarry Stine, who directs theprogram, says, "The questionsasked reflect the active in terestour non-technical people take inaiding the solution of our tech­n ical problems."

One recen t example of this isa device cleveloped by Meehan ic

J. E. Driscoll

D, D, Mincks

R. L. McCarty

R. G. Miller

H, C. Moyse

E. H. W orrilI

,Non-Scientists'By AD.EL~ERRY

. -----._-CLEVELAND - Keeping~uF'

with science these days is a. full-time job even for theprofessionals, For the rest ofus, it is all we can do to catchup' with the highlights afterthey already are history andwonder what they're going tothink of next.

Perhaps that's why the non­technical seminars being con­ducted here at Sohio's ResearchCenter have proven so popularwith those of us who are secre­taries, mechanics, or other "non­scien tists." These talks by re­search project leaders, explain­ing wha t they are tryi ng to doand reporting their accomplish­ments, give us a sense of beingpart of the project, even thonghour job may be only indirectlyreia ted to it.

Conducted informally since1945, the non-technical seminars

·.grew· out of the annual technicalmeetings in which the researchgroups report to each other onthe year's work. Normally, about20 to 30 persons attend them.

Subjects covered during thepast year included talks byResearch Supervisor FranklinVeatch on Soh io's acrylonitrilediscovery and by Research Asso­ciate Robert Foreman on twoother petrochemical projects.

Another of the more interest­ing talks this year was a reporton the applications of Micro-

Arthur Gajewski

ganizations. He and his wife:rvrary have three children-Dan­iel, Joseph, and Mary.

In Zanesville Sales Division,Carl D. Howard, maintenancemechanic at Nelsonville BulkStation, won election to Nelson- Louise Roettger have five chil­ville's city council. This was dren - Mrs. Mar y Thompson,Carl's first elective office. Carl Mrs. Carol Kinsworthy, j'vlrs.and his wife 'Mary have three Peggy Lohstroh, Ginger, 17, anddaughters - C Ynth i a, 7; Char- Butch, 10.lotte, 4; anc! Candy, 2. E. H. (Hood) Worrill, techni-

Donald D. (Doc) Mincks, trans- cal specialist on Home Officeport driver at Zanesville Divi- Manufacturing's 0 per a t ion ssian's Madetta Terminal, was Staff, was elected to his secondelected to the Lowell (Ohio) term on the "Va r r ens vi 11 evillage council by his neighbors Heights (Ohio) village council.in his first try for public office. Hood was appointed to his firstDoc also serves in the volunteer term on council to fill a vacancy,fire department, is active in the previously had served on the

civil service commission. He isAmerican Legion, and recentlywas elected master of Lowell a.lso on the mayor's traffic safety

committee.Masonic Lodge. Doc and Doro-thy Mincks have four children- Township Trustee Charles VV.Larr\', 17; Darlene and Char- Shasteen won re·election as trus-lene.' 13-year·old twins; and tee of Paxton (Ohio) Township:'ILona Sue, 10. by a large margin. Charlie is a

1''''0 l\o. I Refinery men "'on driver at Portsmouth Sales Divi-election to the co_uncil of vVal:._ sian's Chillicothe Bulk Station.ton Hills Village, near Cle\·e· A member of the Coventrylaud. R. LO"'ell ";\LcCart)', area (Ohio) school board for the pastengineer, won his second two- four years, Akron Division Dealeryear term. He and his wife Betty Salesman Wilbur Eshleman wonhave two children, Michael, 10, re-election to another four-yearand Susan, 6. term. 'J\Tilbur and Mary Jane

Harold C. Moyse, operator in Eshleman have two children,No. I Refinery's Automotive Jane, 21, and Craig, 10.Department, was elected to theWalton Hills council in his firsttry [or public office. Harold andhis wife Dorothy have one child,Robin Lynn, 4.

Shanesville (Ohio) voterselected Service Station SalesmanRichard G. Miller of CantonSales Division to the town coun­cil. Dick and his wife Constancehave three children-Ronald, 17;Becky, 7; and Ricki, 4.

His fourth term on the vil­lage council of Greenhills, nearCincinnati, was won by Con­sumer Salesman Louis Roettgerof Cincinnati Sales Division. Loualso is a Greenhills volunteerfireman and serves on the boardof directors of Greenhills Con­sumer Services, Inc. Lou and

Wilson Gonnan

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George Tewers


ORANGE BOWL invitation to play at the New Year's Day gamewas earned by Coventry (OhIO) High School's outstanding marchingband. Band members Donna and Tom Davis; children of AkronBulk Station Clerk William Davis, display symbol which representsan eight-day trip to Florida for the excited youngsters.

Social security taxes will takea bigger bite out of Sohioans'paychecks, effective Jan. 1.

The tax increase, one of aseries scheduled under a lawpassed by Congress in 1958,raises the social security tax de­duction to 3 per cent of earningsup to $4,800. This amount ismatched by Sohio, dollar fordollar.

The social security tax ratestood at 2% per cent of earningsup to $4,800 during 1959, amaximum of $120. The new ratewill amount to .~144 a year forSohioans earning 1)4,800 or more.

Future social security tax in­creases scheduled under the 1958law will come in 1963, 1966,and 1969. Each increase will add1'2 per cent, bringing the totaltax by 1969 to ':/.12 per cent.

Good Citizens

Alice have three sons - Darrell, Robert, and Michael.Serving with Gorman in Elida is Kenneth Grady, also a

mechanic "A" at Sohio's Petrochemical Plant, who waselected councilman in his firsttry [or office. He also is a mem­ber of the At h 1e tic Boosters'Association. Ken and JeanetteGrady have a son Don, 13.

Hi~ tenth two-year term astreasurer of Newburgh Heights,near Cleveland, was won by Ar­thur (Art) Gajewski, foreman ofthe Grease Department at No.2Refinery. Art, a Democrat, hascompiled a distinguished recordas treasurer of his communitysince 1941. He also serves onthe Newburgh Heights volunteerfire department. Art and hiswife Florence have two daugh­ters, Karen, 10, and Carol Ann,a credit ticket processing clerkin Home Office Accounting'sRetail Tabulating Unit.

Voters of Madeira, near Cin­cinnati, elected John E. (Ed)Driscoll, district asphalt sales­man, to his second term as coun­cilman of that suburban com­munity. Ed, a Republican, hasbeen actiye in Madeira's Parent­Teacher Association, recreationassociation. and other civ.ic or-

Neighbors Back Sohioans WhoBegin Terms in Elective Office

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J. M. Killen

Name James KillenAs Chief ProcessEngineer at Lima

LIMA - Appointment ofJames M. Killen as chiefprocess engineer of Lima Re­finery, effective Nov. 1, has beenannounced by S. R. Bolles, re­finery manager.

Mr. Killen, formerly technicalconsultant inthe TechnicalService Sectionof Home Office:\Janu facturing'sProcess Engi­neering Divi­sion, succeedsFred JVI. Barn­ett, who becamesupe I' in te ndentof the Lube Plant here.

"Jay" joined the TechnicalService Section as a junior en­gineer in 1949, shortly afterobtaining a degree in petroleumengineering from the Universityof Tulsa. Previously, he hadtaught school in Canada.

Jay and his wife Irene willmove to Lima soon with theirtwo daughters - Barbara Anne,8, and Sharon June, 6.

George M·assad.Donald GunningEarn New Posts

OKLAHOIVIA CITY - A re­alignment in duties for GeorgeK. Massad and Donald D. Gun­ning, both Crude Accountingsupervisors here at Explorationand Production Headquarters,has been announced by SidneyWilliams, ass i s tan t controllerand manager of Crude Account­ing.

Mr. Gunning, former super­visor of Property Records, nowheads the newly-combined Prop·erty Records and Accounts Dis­tribution units.

Mr. Massacl, former supervisorof Accounts Distribution, whofor the past year has headedaccounting work connected withnat u I' a 1 gas proceedings,. hastransferred to the post of staffassistant.

In his new pOSItIOn, Massadwill continue to work with pub­lic accountants, department at­torneys, and the Federal PowerCommission staff on natural gasproblems, and - ",hen time per­mits - on s pee i a 1 assignmentsoutside the gas regulation area.

A new record for STEP credit card sales was set in Oc­tober, reports Harry Wagoner, co-ordinator of the SalesThrough Employee Participation Program.

Sales to customers obtainedthrough STEP totaled $235,844for the month, bringing the to­tal for the first ten months ofthe year to $) ,611 ,350. Sohioansnow have turned in 43,204 creditcard recommendations, w hie hhave paid off in 29,400 accounts.

Meanwhile, STEP's new Sohio·Heat program already has paidoff in 169 new heating oil cus­tomers. This is with only one­third of the 1,406 STEP Sohio­Heat forms turned in by 550Sohioans checked out.

"vVe've had repeated caseswhere Sohioans have spottedcustomers that our Sohio-Heatsalesmen might have missed ormight have learned of too lateto beat the competition to thesale," Wagoner says.

"It is harder to locate Sohio­Heat program already has paidcustomers, but remember thatthese are steady, year after year,large gallonage accounts."

Photo by John Zezech


Newlyweds share Christmas.

STEP Credit Card Sales HitRecord $235,000 in October

STEP LEADERS continue torrid pace. Above, first STEP CenturyClub certificate earned by a Youngstown Division Sohioan is pre­sented to Dealer Salesman Ray Hutcheson (left) by Division Man­ager Carl Greek.

Couple ShowsYuletide Spirit

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a contemporary one."Turkey and all the trimmings

will grace the Castros' holidaytable. As a special touch, Vivianhas baked Christmas cookies.

But when it came to discus­sing their first Christmas gifts toeath other as husband and wife,the newlyweds refus~d to com­ment. Richard wouldn't evenhint at what he'd selected forVivian's gift; Vivian finally ad­mitted Richard's present mightbe in the sports line.

The Castros' happiness is in­fectious. It can't help but spread,like their yuletide greetings, asthey visit family and friends,wishing them all the merriestChristmas ever.

Joseph M. Woodwell

An early retirement at the ageof 57 has been begun by JosephM. ''''oodwell, service stationsalesman in Cincinnati SalesDivision, who became a Sohioannuitant on Nov. I.

ML 'Voodwell, who joinedSohio in November 1942, at­tended high school in CollegeHill, a Cincinnati suburb. Aftercompleting higll school, he at­tended Ohio Mechanics' Insti­tute for two years. He has workedas a service station salesman ina number of Cincinnati servi­centers during his 17 years withSohio.

Joe and his wife Mildred liveon North Bend Road in the Mon­ford Heights section of Cincin­nati. They have a son Thomas,14. Joe is a fishing enthusiast,and usually can be found out ina boat any time you can't findhim at home.

J an. I after 30 years of service.A native of Covington, Mr.

Mondiek attended St. Joseph'sSchool there. He was an experi­enced boilermaker when hejoined Sohio in that capacity inFebruary 1929. Nicknamed"Dutchman," he served as boiler­maker and welder foreman from1940 until appointed to his pres­ent post in 1951.

. joe's hobby long has beengardening, and he especially en­joys growing roses. Other thanthat, he reports no plans except"to take it easy."

Joe and his wife Lenora, wedsince 1920, have lived in theirpresent home at 21 GreenbriarSt., South Fort Mitchell, Ky., for34 years. They have a daughter,Mrs. Virginia Flannagan, andfour grandchildren.

Myrtie R. Jacques

A trip to his native SouthCarolina to vacation and visitrelatives is planned by No. IRefinery Boilermaker Myrtie R.(Blackie) Jacques.

Born Dec. 26, 1894, in Charles­ton, S. c., Mr. Jacques attendedhigh school there. Already anexperienced boilermaker whenhe joined Sohio's No. I Refineryin March 1931, he has been aboilermaker throughout his So­hio service.

Blackie and Leona Garner, aCharleston girl, were wed in1923. They have three childrenand eight grandchildren, all liv·ing in the Cleveland area."That," says Blackie, "is whywe will continue to make ourhome at 1238 West 112th St.,Cleveland, during retirement."

A Mason and a member ofHighland Methodist Church,Blackie also enjoys fishing, read­ing, and woodworking. He willretire on Jan. I.

Drilling costs soar with depth.An oil well 15.000·plus feet deepcan cost 29 times more than awell in the 3,000-foot range.

Travis E. Jackson

Travis E. Ooe) Jackson, as­sistant foreman in Explorationand Production's Lafayette Dis­trict, became a Sohio annuitanton Nov. I. Granted an early re­tirement, he has returned to

Oklahoma to farm.Mr. Jackson, 57, was employed

by Sohio in June 1947 as adriller at Eola Field in Explora­tion and Production's OklahomaDistrict. Serving there until 1956,Joe then transferred to Lafay­ette District as a 100lpusher. Hewas named to the post he heldat retirement in 1958.

Joe and his wife Ruth plan tomake their home in Sulfur, Okla.

G. A.Lewis

C. J. Schlick

J. H. MondiekM. R. Jacques

R. G. Stockwell

D. E. Shoemaker

wed in 1923 and have lived at301 Rosewood Ave., Springfield,for the past 23 years. A Masonand a Lutheran, Roy also be­longs to Kiwanis, the AmericanLegion, and the Mad RiverPetroleum Club.

George A. Lewis

Retiring on Jan. I after 30years with Sohio, George A.Lewis, No_ 2 Refinery 100iroomattendant, is planning a shorttrip this winter, with perhaps _alonger one in the future to VISitfriends in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Lewis was born in CountyGarlOW, Irish Free State. DuringWorld War I he and four broth­ers all served in the Irish Regi­ment of the British Army.

In 1926 he came to the UnitedStates and worked in Florida be­fore joining Sohio in January1929. "Pat," as he is known toNo. 2 Refinery Sohioans, hasworked in the Wax and Ship­ping departments as a shipperand tank car loader and in theMechanical Department as tool­room attendant, the post he nowleaves.

Married in 1931, Pat and hiswife Rose Marie will continueto live at 5636 Drake Ave., Cleve­land. Pat is a member of ShafferMemorial (Methodist) Church;his hobby is fishing and tyingflies.

Joseph H. MondiekOne of the veterans of the

early days of Latonia Refinery,Mechanical Shop Foreman Jo­seph H. Mondiek will retire on

Shoemaker Plans Trip to SouthNew Annuitants

A cross-country trip-vis­iting friends and relatives inFlorida, Arizona, and Cali­fornia - is planned by Dan­iel E. Shoemaker, operatoron Toledo Refinery's big in­tegrated unit, after he retireson Jan. 1.

Mr. Shoemaker was born Dec.23, 1894, at Liberty Center, Ohio.Joining Sohio in September1921 as a helper in the refinery'sboilet' shop, he moved to the re­run stills a short time later andsince has served on the continu­ous crude stills and the combina­tion unit. In 1958 he became anoperator on the integrated unitand is rounding out his 38 years'service on that job.

Dan and his wife Viola weremarried in 1927. They havemade their home at 2012 VegaLane, Oregon, Ohio, ever sincetheir marnage. Dan is a base­ball and football fan. He andViola will visit her sister inTucson and his sister in SanFrancisco during their retire­ment trip.

Clarence J. SchlickA 32-year veteran of No. 2

Refinery, Clarence J. Schlick,press plant engineer, :-,ill star.tthe new year as a SohlO annUi­tant.

Born and educated in Cleve­land, Mr. Schlick served withthe marines during World WarI before joining Sohio in JVlar~h1923 as an assistant eng'llleer III

the refinery's press plant. He be­came a press plant eng'ineer in1927, and has served in variouscapacities as an operating engi­neer ever since.

Clarence and his wife Franceswere wed in 1944. They plan tocontinue Jiving in their presenthome at 4127 Trowbridge Ave.,Cleveland. The Schlicks en joyhi-fi, and Clarence, who is awoodworking hobbyist, has donea lot of work on the house. Healso is a baseball and footballfan.

Roy G. StockwellRoy G. Stock we II, Dayton

Sales Division service stationsupervisor, will begin an earlyretirement on Jan. 1 after 31years of service. He is lookinglorward to traveling and "a littlesouthern sunshine."

Mr. Stockwell, 64, attendedhigh school in North Adams,Mass., and was a dental studentat Tufts College before joiningSohio in September 1928. Hiredas a service station supervisor inSpringfield, he has served in thatcapacity ever since.

Roy and his wife Helen were


"Speaking of figures, it's about time for our Sabia RetirementPlan checks."

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EDNA REEDCode Book, Con trol Clerk


DALE McCLUREPersonnel Assistant

dve in the Oklahoma Citychamber of commerce, whichDepartment Manager Edmundserves as chairman of the oil andgas division.

Like Sohioans everywhere, thegroups working together at Ok­lahoma City Headquarters takepride in their part in Sohio andin community progress in thisarea.



JACK FRUITSBudget, Economic Analyst

olll, Billy Thomas, Paul Green,and Hugo Gardin - No. I Re­finery; Philip Bible and DavidParent, Petrochemical; MahlonHartman, You ngstown Sales;Harold Wright, Home Office;Virgil jordan and Donald Sou­ders, Portsmouth Sales.


(With photos by Elmer Manley)

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sohio's first city in the West, both intime and in number of Sohioans who live and work in thecommunity, is Oklahoma City - focal point of the company'sExploration and Production Department.

Manning department head­quarters is a staff of 210 So­hioans, who co-ordinate the workof Exploration and Productiondivisions and districts and workwith other departments through­out the company. Rudy W. Ed­mund is department manager,reporting to Senior Vice Presi­dent Samuel H. Elliott.

Headquarters offices are lo­cated in the Skirvin Tower andin the nearby First NationalBank Building annex. In addi­tion to headquarters staff, theyinclude Tax, Audit, Purchases,and Crude Accounting divisions.Staffs of Exploration and Pro­duction's Mid-Continent Divi­sion Headquarters and its Okla­homa District Land and Explora­tion Office also are located here.

Oklahoma City has grownrapidly. Capital of Oklahomaand located near the center ofthe great eight-state Southwest,metropolitan Oklahoma City'spopulation is estimated at 440,­000. An additional 100,000 per­sons live within a 3D-mile radiusof the state capitol.

The Statehouse, incidentally,is located smack on top of a pro­ducing oil well, drilled direc­tionally from one of the derricksthat dot the capitol grounds.They are among 1,700 wells inthe Oklahoma City Oil Field,one of the ten largest in thenation. Since this field's dis­covery in 1~28. more. than 700million barrels of oil have flowedfrom its weII s.

Besides oil, the city is a majorprocessing point for both live­stock and agricultural products.Its central location in "cattlecountry" brought it the $15­million National Cowboy Hallof Fame, now under construc­tion.

It also occupies astra tegicpOSition on the airlanes and isthe site of Tinker Air ForceBase-largest air force repair andsupply depot. The $20-millionNational Aeronautics Adminis­tration Cen ter, which attractsstudents from all over the world,also is loca ted here.

Folks in Oklahoma City likeoutdoor spOrts, and with thecity's annual temperature aver­aging 60 degrees, they can en­joy them the year-round. Foot­ball in the fall brings out as en­thusiastic a crowd as you'll findanywhere, with University ofOklahoma partisans in the ma­jority. Another Alma Mater ofmany Exploration and Produc­tion Sohioans is Oklahoma CityUniversity.

Oklahoma City was foundedon April 22, 1889-the day ofthe great sooner land rush intocentral Oklahoma. A city of10,000 persons sprang up over­night.

Sohio had its beginnings herein 1943, when Frank H. Willi­brand, now manager of Ex­ploration and Production's Mid­Continent Division, set up shopin the city. Unitization of thebig West Edmond Field northof the city, with Sohio as oper­ator, and discovery of the richEola Field south of the city,helped establish it as the centerof Sohio's operations.

Sohioans here are glad itworked out that way. Manyparticipate in civic activities,serve in boy or girl scout work,manage little league baseballteams. Several Sohioans are ac-

GIRLSJoAnn Fisher, Oklahoma Pro­

duction; Fred Maddux, Jr., Ty­ler Production; Jerry Fair, Co­lumbus Sales; Theodore Jakim,Robert Nungester, and jamesFletcher - Petrochemical; Rich­.ard McKnight, You n gs tow nSales; Haskell Lair, Dixie AreaTransportation; Charles Neal,Portsmouth Sales; RaymondWeikinger, Toledo Sales.

GRANDCHILDRENHenry Sharkey (grandson) and

jay Lodish (grandson), No. IRefinery; john Ekensten (grand­daughter), Youngstown Sales;Gordon Evans (grandson), HomeOffice; Edward Marquette(granddaughter) and Millard Dy­sert. (g ran d d aug h t e r), Ports­mouth Sales.

Oklahoma City Folks Proud ofSohiot s First City in the West

TWINSEugene Smedlund (girls), To­

ledo Sales.BOYS

Robert Iverson, Akron Sales;Craig 'Wright, Oklahoma Pro­duction; Norman C a II a han,Zanesville Sales; Fred Linder,Cincinnati Sales; Dennis Buch-

Electric Trains. Dolls. BicyclesSurround These Christmas Trees

jr., from Gulf Coast Division·HQ to Oklahoma City HQ;Draftswoman Carolyn Washing­ton from Mid-Continent Divi­sion HQ to Oklahoma DistrictLand and Exploration.

Manufacturing DepartmentRaymond Fern from techni­

cian apprentice to technicianassistant in Process and ProductDevelopment; Senior EngineerDale Leavesley from the Re­search Laboratory to OperationsStaff; Benhart Hyvarinen fromassistant mechanic to mechanicin Process and Product Develop­ment.

Willard Wheatley from tech­nician assistant to techn.jcian inProcess and Product Develop­ment; Arthur Witek from labo­ratory assistant to shift tester atNo. I Refinery; Andrew Zalesfrom engineering assistant tomechanic su pervisor in Processand Product Development.

Marketing Departmen t

"Vayne Church from servicestation salesman to ass i s tan tmanager at Mahoning PlazaServicenter, Canton; Esker Critesfrom truck driver to automotivemechanic, Canton Bulk Station;Ronald Hartman from assistan tmanager at Main and EastwoodServicenter to manager at Sixthand Memorial Servicenter inLancaster, Columbus Division.

Gerhardt Knudsen from auto­motive mechanic to dispatcher,Canton Bulk Station; ElwoodMallard from service stationsalesman to assistant manager at38th and Cleveland Servicen ter,Canton; Robert Mynk from serv­ice station salesman to assistantmanager at 12th and WhippleServicen ter, Canton.

Arthur Rogers from ware­house foreman to distributionassistant, Portsmouth Division;John Throckmorton from as­sistant manager to manager atCanton Division's LouisvilleServicenter; Joseph Weber fromretail counselor to site developer,Portsmouth Division.

Transportation DepartmentGauger Ernest McElhaney

from Tho m p son District toHoodville District in Tri-StateDivision's Norris City Area; Jim­mie Nicholson from pipeliner atBentonia to second bargeman atMayersville in Southwestern Di­vision's Dixie Area; Tri-StateDivision Gauger Paul Ortmanfrom Fairfield District, Clay CityArea, to Thompson District,Norris City Area; Products PipeLine Deliverymen Robert Peakfrom Columbus to Fostoria, andLawrence· Roberts from Toledoto Cincinnati.

Investment Plan NotesAs of Oct. 31, 1959

Total fund to date $17,550,413Securi ties held by trustee for em ployee accounts:

Savings bonds ($18.75 each) - 174,525 bondsCommon stock - 182,423 sharesPreferred stock - 52,589 shares

Average price of stock (including commissions) purchasedby trustee in accordance with instructions from employees:Common ·stock - October $53.94 per share

September $52.46 per shareAugust $56.67 per share

·Preferred stock - October $87.67 per shareSeptember $87.36 per shareAugust $89.30 per share

Dividends paid per share of preferred in October - $.93%Company con tribution for third quarter of 1959-$243,440Company .contribution to individual accounts for thirdquarter of 1959 - 40 per cent

SohioansOn the MoveMake News

Alert TransportDriver SavesMotorist's Life


TIFFIN, OHIO-Quick think­ing by Transport Driver WalterSpOtts, who delivers out of Mans­

field Sales Divi­sion's TiffinTerminal, iscred i ted withsaving a motor­ist's life.

The motorist,john Luthy, asales representa­tive for OhioOil Co. in Bell­

vue, reported the incident to So­hio, seeking to learn the driver'sname.

Mr. Luthy reports he was driv­ing behind the Sohio transportat night, and seeing no head­lights approachlllg, turned outto pass. Spotts edged his truckacross the center line in frontof him and tumed on the leftblinker light.. Luthy s w e r v e dback behind the transport-justin time to avoid a head-on col­lision with an oncoming car,which had only one parkinglight on and was speeding at 65miles per hour.

Transport Driver WalterSpotts is a three-year Sohioan.He recently was elected to a sec­ond term as councilman-at-Iargein the village of Republic.

Accounting DepartmentFaye Brannon from statistical

typist, General Records, to con­trol clerk, Machine Processing,at St. Louis; Karen Colley frommail clerk in Mail to senior rec­ord clerk in Bulk Station Check­ing; S. F. (Bud) Eagle fromcrude oil accoun tant, Crude andProducts, to coding clerk, Gen­eral Records, at St. Louis.

Bonnie H aug h t from mail~Ierk in Mail to invoice typist111 Bulk Station Checking; Rich­ard Newlon from receipt anddelivery clerk to crude oil ac­countant in Crude and Products,St. Louis; Rodger Prince fromope rat i n g cost accountant togeneral accoun tan t in General

. Records, St. Louis.Maurice Reagan from control

clerk, Machine Processing, toreceiving and delivery clerk,Crude Products, at St. Louis;Walter Reif from operating costaccountant to general account­ant in G e n era I Records, St.Louis; Arthur Ruprecht fromprice clerk, Machine Processing,to operating cost accountant,General Records, at St. Louis.

Exploration and Production

Staff Geologist James Roach,

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in Florida

Cltarles E. Holmes

Charles E. Holmes, 71, an an­nuitant of Canfield Oil Com:pany. died Nov. 14 at his home,3811 East l46th St., Cleveland.He had suffered a stroke threemonths ail;o.

Mr. Hoi m es was born in"Vashington, D. C. Retired sinceNovember 1953, he had been atruck dri"er t h r 0 ugh 011 thiseight-year career with the com­pany. Nicknamed "Canfield" byhis co-workers, his chief interestswere football and gardening.

He is survived by his wifeFlorence, to whom he was wedin 1910; a daughter, Mrs. DoriseMorgan; and a son Ells\vorth.

11 6th and Shaker, Mayfield andvVarrensville Center, and Detroitand Bunts servicenters.

From 1936 until he became anannuitant, Jacob divided histime between posts as watchmanand main tenance yardman.

Donald C. Summerton

Donald C. Summerton, No. 1Refinery catalytic reformer oper­ator and a Sohioan since April1930, died suddenly Nov. 9 fol­lowing a heart attack. He wasstricken while shopping with hisson Kenneth, 12.

Mr. Summerton Jived at 19699Hathaway Lan e, '>VarrensvilleHeights, Ohio, and was a mem­ber of the fire department inthat community. In addition tohis son, he is survived by hiswife AcJaline and a daughterMarian. His older son Charleswas killed in combat on Heart­break Ridge during the Koreanconflict.

Don, 52, was born in Sheri­dan, N. Y. After graduating fromhigh school in Silver Creek,N. Y., he attended the Univer­sity of Pittsburgh and later Fre­donia State Normal School be­fore joining' Sohio.

Hired as a service station sales­man in Cleveland Division, Donhad advanced to station man­ager in 1943 when he trans­ferred to No. I Refinerv as ayardman. After holding 'severalI)ositions on the thermal crack­ing coil, in 1956 he transferredto the pOSt he held at the timeof his death.

Stanley H. Grabrowshek

A heart attack caused the sud­den death of Stanley H. Gra­browshek, Cleveland Sales Divi­

sion Sohio-Heatmechanic,. onNov. 21 at hishome, 1169 Gar­den Rd., Wil­loughby, Ohio.

Born 42 yearsago in Hunting­don, Penna.,

S. H. Mr. Grabro'w-Grabrowshek shek served as a .

staff sergeant in the army airforce during World War II.

He is survived by his wife,the former Dorothy Perry; adaughter Sharon, 10; his mother,Mrs. J e n n i e Grabrowshek; abrother Joseph; and three sisters- Mrs. Mary Glick, Mrs. HelenGlick, and Mrs. Betty Malippa.

Hired by Sohio as a yardmanin February 1947, Stanley hadalways worked in Cleveland Di­vision's Sohio-Heat Sales andService D{'partment. After ad­vancing through various posts,in 1950 Ite was named to theposition he held at death.


A. W.Evans


F. P. Sprengard


W. F. Weyer

C. E. Holmes

W. R. Shrider

Wilbur is survived by his wifeEmelie; a son Russell, who is aburner service mechanic in So­hio's Cincinnati Sales Division;a daughter, Mrs_ Betty Eynon;and five grandchildrerl.

Walter R. Shridel-

Lima Refinery Annuitant WaI­ter R. Shrider died Nov. 14 fol­lowing a heart attack. Age 79,he lived at 237\12 South MainSt., Lima.

Born in Lafayette, Ohio, Mr.Shrider attended Bressler School.He began working in the refin­ery's boiler shop in April 1916,and in 1932 was transferred tothe position of coke still cleaner.Named watchman in 1942, WaI­ter served in that capacity untilhis retirement in April 1945.

He is survived by a daughter,Mrs. Verla Armentrout.

Frank P_ Sprengard

Since retiring from CincinnatiSales Division in November1955, Frank P. Sprengard hadspent his winters in Florida.Summers he and his son Jamesoperated a fishing lodge inl'dichigan.

Mr. Sprengard, born 69 yearsago in Cincinnati, died Nov. 16of leukemia a t Cincinnati's GoodSamaritan Hospital. He hadbeen in the hospital one week.

Frank started with Sohio inFebruary ·1922 as an automotivemechanic in Cincinnati Division.Later he became manager of thedivision's garage, then automo­tive maintenance superintendent-the position he held at retire­ment.

Besides his son, he is survivedby his wife Bessie; a daughter,Mrs. Mary Hilsinger; five gTand­children; and a brother Law­rence. The family home is at2954 Feltz Ave., Cincinnati.

Jacob T_ Henderson

Jacob T. Henderson, who hadretired from Cleve land Sales Di­vision in May 1942, died Nov. 11of cancer at Holy Family Homein Cleveland.

Until he became ill he hadlived with his son Harold, hisonly survivor, at 8906 McCrack­en Rd., Garfield Heights, Ohio.

Mr. Henderson, 82, was bornand educated in West Virginia.He taught school there for twoyears before moving to a farm inPortage County.

Jacob joined Sohio in ,Novem­ber 1926, following tile dea th o[his wife, as a salesman at Cleve­land Division's Lee and TulIa­more Servicenter. In the yearsthat followed he was successivelytransferred to manager at East



Annuitant ArtArthur W. Evans, 69, who

retired in August 1955 as So­hio's assistant secretary, diedNov. 7 of cancer at HolyCross Hospital in PompanoBeach, Fla. He had been aSohioan for nearly 53 years.

Until Mr. Evans moved toFlorida three years ago, he andhis wife Mary had lived at 17605Kinsman Rd., Shaker Heights,Ohio.

In addition to his wife, he issurvived by a sister, Mrs. LauraBourke, of Toronto.

Art, a native of Columbus, at­tended North High School there.In April 1907 he joined Sohioas an office boy in the Columbusaccounting office. Progressingthrough various clerical posi­tions, he became assistant chiefclerk before transferring toHome Office Auditing in 1916.

In 1929 Art moved to a newlycreated position, checking sen'­ice at all company sen'icenters inthe state. In 1931 he performedspecial auditing work at Daytonand Home Office. Later he hadcharge of the plant departmentrecord and auditing sections.

From 1944 until 1945 Artserved as industrial relations as­sistant for Finance, Accounting,and Home Office Marketing de­partments. He was named assist­ant secretary in May 1945.

''''ilbur F. Weyer

Wilbur F. Weyer, an arlllui­tant of Home Office Marketing'sConstruction and Mai n tenance,died Nov. 12 while in Florida ona fishing trip. His age was 69.

Mr. 'Neyer, who retired inFebruary 1955 as a senior me­chanical engineer, was UGfll inElida, Ohio. He had lived at15311 Fernway Ave. since mov­ing to Cleveland in 1929.

"\Tilbur had devoted thegreater part of his 44-year Sohiocareer to construction work. Hebegan by helping to build bulkstations in Lima, and two yearslater was named superintendentof pipe work at Home Office.In 1929 he became field superin­tendent there, and toward theend of that year was promotedto general superintendent.

During World War II Wilburtransferred to the Supply andTransportation De par t men t' spipeline and river operations fortwo years. He returned to HomeOffice Construction and Main­tenance in 1944, serving as gen­eral superintendent until he wasnamed senior mechanical engi­neer in 1952.

Merv does a really professionaljob, seems to have the knack ofhandling difficult questions. Ittakes him about 30 minutes toput on his make-up and get intouniform.

This year a crisis arose becauseof Merv's bifocals. Santa's shin­ing eyes couldn't read the nameson packages without them, butthe glasses just didn't look rightto youngsters.

A local optometrist solved theproblem. The optometrist, whohas a collection of antique glasses,fitted Merv's reading lenses intoa pair of small Benjamin Frank­lin-type frames.

Merv borrows the glasses fromthe antig ue collection for hisperformances. His wife Martyilas put a special pocket in tileSanta Claus suit for them. Now.when Santa has some reading todo or looks down his nose at adoubting Thomas, it is throughauthentic spectacles.

Makes Authentic



Diamonds AddGlitter to TheseChristmas lights

Senior Steno-Clerk Pat I' i ciaSchwartz, St. Louis Offices, andDonald Reynolds.

Sophia Curtis, Canton Salessenior steno, and Harry Orphan.

Jackie Reno, file clerk at Ex­ploration and Production's GulfCoast Division HQ, and Nor­man Kerz.

At Home Office: ElizabethFeinkohl, Payroll, and SimollSchuller ... Janet Kus and FredAnderson; Jeanette Siegel andGeorge Salay - both brides-to-beare in Retail Tabulating.

NEWLYWEDS Gertrude Kin­seJla and ''''illiam Maier - bothHome Office So h io ans - ex­changed vows in St. Philomena'sChurch, Cleveland. Gertrude isa stockholder ledger clerk inSecretary's; Bill is an engineerin Automotive Engineering.

Judith King and Da\'icI Car­gill; Mrs. Cargill is the daughterof C. Stanley King, manager ofAkron Division's Broad and Sec­ond Servicellter 111 CuyahogaFalls.

Sen'ior Steno Gay Settevende­mie and James Stakich; JuniorChemist Hinda Tenenbaum andMichael Gilbert-both brides areResearch Laboratory Sohioans_

Elizabeth Geible and RobertBodeker, No. 1 Refinery yard­man.

Maxine Shuuway and MaxNorris, service station salesmanat Columbus Division's Marys­ville (Ohio) Servicenter.

At Home Office: Joanne Nock,j\utomotive Engineering, andFrederick Hering. . RuthJayme and Allen Straka, RetailTabulating ... Rita Ann Gra­con and Richard Schwab, Processand Product Development.


New glasses for Santa.

handicapped children sponsoredby Zanesville's Rotary' and Ki­wanis clubs, and other children'sparties. He's Mr. "Vhiskers forboth tlte Zanesville area and theOhio Valley rec club parties.


Toledo Refinery.Toledo Rehnery

.......... Canton Sales. . Lima Refinery

· .... Lima Rellnery· .. Cincinnati Sales

Verne Brough.. .\II illiam F. l;raig .'hilliam I. Grh.elh .Raymond K. HUston.Leslie Kennedy .....Raymond A. laylor ..

Harold E. Tritch.

William E. Cross.

Paul Stolldenmire.

Don J. Greene.. .. . .Tri-Slale TransportalionAlfred L. Hankins.. Southwestern TransportationWilliam H. Nichols. .51. Louis Crude Oil

Purchases & SalesLima Sales

Raymond L. Adams. . . . . . . ... Columbus SalesRooert A. Bishop .. Oklahoma City Production HQR. Bernadine Brothers.... Oklahoma City Cruue

Accounting. ..Home Office ~upply II<

Distribution. Camon Sales

Home Office Finance· Lima Refinery

. Daylon Sales. Toledo Sales

· Lima Refinery. Toledo Sales

.Akron Sales. .Canton Sales

Herbert E. Boyd. . . Casper ProductionWayne J. Boyers. . .... WEHLU ProductionLeslie E. Bullock.. . .. Tri-State TransportationEsther M. Cooper. . . . . . ..... Cincinnati SalesThomas K. Edwards. . .Oklahome City Crude

AccountingWilliam F. Elders. . .WEHLU ProuuctionLouis M. Klima.. . . .. . ... No. 1 RehneryAlfred R. Laning. . .Home Office MarkelingCasper G. Mimie Toledo SalesLynn M. Parkhill. . . Oklahoma Cily CrUde

AccountingPhyllis M. Paul. . . . .. Home Office hesearchHarry W. Ruff. . . Zanesville SalesHooert H. Schwarz.. . Cleveland SalesThoma. G. Shirretis.. .Home Office Employee

Relations.Cleveland Sales

Ralph E. Fall ..........Dolores J. Giampetro.John W. Gwinn ..•.......Bernie W. Huggins, Sr .John W. Mathis .William B. Nungester.William F. Reeu ...Edwaru J. Serainak ...Burdelle J. Werstler.


30 YEARSAlexander Bishop.. . . . .. . Latonia RefineryF,ank Bryant. Latonia RehneryAlfred Ii. l;armilchel. Home Office MarketingRay w. Oilgard Cleveland ~ales

John A. Fehis Toledo SatesR. George lioller Home Office ManufacluringWilliam Jackson No. 1 HellneryHershel T. Lankford No. 1 RehneryArnola C. Lusher..... . .Cincinnati SalesLawrence C. I'Ilurray. .lVIansheld SalesJUlius A. Niehauser.. . Latonia HellneryParis H. Owens... . Latonia RefineryLawrence E. Schafer. . . Zanesville ~alesRaymOnd J. Schmitt. . .. Latonia Refinery



William J. Wildermuth .. Lima Refinery Annuilanl


William E. Verbryke.... Lima Refinery Annuitant



40 YEARSHenry J. Allen. . . . . . .Canton SalesCharles C. Alplanalp No. 2 RellneryCharles L. Buehler. . . No. 1 Refinery AnnuilantBoleslaw Sieolicki... . No. 1 Refinery Annuitant


William VerbrykeTops Honor RollWith 60 Yea rs


ZANESVILLE - This is thebusy season for MaintenanceManager Mervin Grau herein Zanesville Sales D i vis ion.Merv has become the area'sfavorite Santa Claus, and hehates to disappoint anyone.

The Sohio Santa made 24 ap­pearances last year. This yearhe is scheduled to appear at anumber of church groups, twopu blic schools, two parties for



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Roberl K. Jewell. . . . . . ... Lima RefineryAnthony C. I'Il0naiek. .. Toledo RehneryRex B. ·ward , [Jaylon SalesRUlh A. Wright. Home Office ManufaclUring

Geraldine M. Armatla.. . Lafayelle ProuuctionEarl W. Blackstone. . ... Akron SalesElmer D. Boyer. . . . .Clevelanu SalesGail A. Brenneman. . . ... ..... Lima Sales

• Arlhur L. Collins. . . . .Home Office FinanceAlfred D. Cronan... . ... Toledo SalesRichard W. Dallon. . . . ... Cleveland SalesGary F. Daviuson... . .. . .. Lima Sales\II illiam E. Davis. . . ..... Akron SalesDonald F. Gibson. . . . . . .. .Clevelanu SalesDonald L. Hayes. .Tri-State TransportelionGary B. Lawson. . . Portsmouth SalesBernard J. Lalka Cteveland SalesLowell D. Mason. . Tri-Slale TransportalionHarotd E. Mobley .Tri-Slate TransportalionClifford P. Osborne Cleveland SalesMargaret A. Ptacek Home Office AccountingWilliam R. Pyne Cleveland SalesJulian M. Roberts. . .Tri-State TransportationRonald G. Talcott. . .Akron Sales

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Peanut Butter Fudge

(Submitted by Kathryn Shultz, wiJeof Ronald Shultz, Dayton SalesDivision office manager)

Posters Herald Accounting Show

Vets Gather

A][red E. Wolf, Sohio seniorvice president, was elected presi.dent and chairman of the OhioPublic Expenditure Co un c iI,which has its headquarters inColumbus.

The council, a non·partisantax-research organization, is com·posed of 600 top business execu­tives. It was set up by Ohio in­dustry in 1949.

Group Elects Wolf

Members of the Clevelandchapter of the 82nd AirborneDivision Association celebratedthe success of their 13 th na tionalconvention. All are veterans of aunit that won fame in WorldWar II's Battle of the Bulge.

Photographed (above) at thedinner were (in front) ArthurMatthews (left) and AlbertNoort; (in back) Alvin Noelker,Ross Pattullo (center), and JerryHladik. Noelker, No.2 Refinerysenior clerk, was a dinner guest.

Matthe,-vs, No. 2 Refinerywelder, is chairman of the Cleve·land cha pter; Noort, ledgerbookkeeper in Home Office Ac­coun ts Receivable, is vice chair·man; Hladik, senior cost clerkin Home Office ManufacturingAccounting, is secretary-treas·urer. Pattullo, a group super­visor in Home Office Secretary's,is now serving as judge advocateof the national organization.

What People Are DoingLowell Jones, senior research assistant in Home Office Employee

Relations, was presented the Albert I. Cornsweet memorial awardby members of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity at ''''estern Reserve Uni·versity. The award, a check for $300, is presented annually to theuniversity's outstanding graduate student in the field of labor andmanagement relations.

Lester Straits, manager of Marketing's Sales Publications, repre­sented Sohio at Harvard University's recent centennial seminar onthe history of the petroleum industry.

Credit Clerk Virginia Eckfeld, Portsmouth Sales Division, is thenewly·elected secretary of Goodyear Warnell'S Club. Members ofthe organization help sponsor Happy Hearts, a school for retardedchildren in Scioto COUllty.

Paul Phillips, manager ot' St. Louis Accounting's Crude andProducts Accoun ting Unit, was elected treasurer and a member ofthe board of directors at Crestwood Swimming Club.

Cecil Miller, Tri-State Transportation field gauger, was appointedto fill out Howard Gregory's unexpired term as safety committeemanin the Norris City Area. Mr. Gregory has moved to Fostoria as shiftdispatcher for Products Pipe Line.

Clyde Stitt, technical specialist on Home Office Manufacturing'sOperations Staff, makes his debut on Jan. 17 as a concert pianistwith the 65-piece Lima Symphony Orchestra; he will premiere OtarTaktakishvili's "Piano Concerto."

Lester Mills, a group supervisor in Process Engineering, was gen­eral chairman for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers'annual conference in Cleveland. Discussion leaders included LewisWest, Products Pipe Line corrosion engineer, and WilJiam Hess,General Engineering technical specialist. Both Mills and Hess areHome Office Manufacturing Sohioans.

(iv[r. Olson is a cost cle,·k in HomeOffice Manafactu.ring Acconnting.)

Are you taking your STEP in the right direction?Are you telling your friends of our fuel oil protection)Don't you think it quite certain you'll make a connection,And be helpful to someone in his fuel oil selection?Then get into the swing - and with words of infection­Make Sohio their fuel, and yourself win affection.


"Vhere can teen-agers go onSaturday nights? This questiontroubles both teen·agers andparents in many small towns.

It was a problem, too, in San·doval, Ill., until Sohioan CharlesAhlf, his wife Mary Ellen, andseveral of their neighbors didsomething about it.

Chuck, a pipeliner in Trans­portation's Tri-State Division,and Mary Ellen wondered whattheir daughter Diane would dowhen she reached high school."\Then their foster daughterNancy, IS, came to live withthem, they hit upon an idea,

The Ahlfs rented the localAmerican Legion hall for a teen­a~e record hop. Four or fiveadul ts chaperoned, and theyoungsters had so much fun theytalked them into having oneevery Saturday night.

Today the Sandoval TeenHop is well·established, Nearly100 teen-agers turn up regularlyand burn up energy. The Ahlfs'son Paul, 12, hasn't taken todancing yet, but he helps sellsoda pop at the affair.

Recently the teen-agers electedofficers. Zona Ramsey, daughterof Frank Ramsey, leadman forSohio's Cen tralia crew, is servingas vice presiden t.

Bright. BreezyThis month's news from Sohio

annuitants is on the sunny side.Back home after a Florida holi·day, Terminal SuperintendentHenry Allen, Canton Sales, tellsof visiting Merrill Cheers. Aspecialty salesman when he re­tired from Can ton Division in1955, Merrill and his wife Hattienow live at Pompano Beach;their address is 2515 Sou theastFirst Terrace.

In direct contact, too, witht e Fori a sun are vacationingHolland (Pop) Archer, formerZanesville Sales Division pumpmechanic, and Reese Cmmb, whoretired as chief dispatcher forTransportation's Eastern Divi­sion.

Two former pumpers in Ex­ploration and Production's Cen·tralia District have settled in theSouthwest, amid Arizona's desertblooms. Jess Belcher is living inMesa; Charles Shelly at Phoenix.

Sohioans continue to turn III some outstanding performancesin the world of sports.

Closing out the golf season, Akron Sales Division's Chuck Smithis displaying the George Stuver Golf Trophy of the Akron OptimistClub. It IS a rotating trophy, and Chuck's name is the first to appearon its roll of honor.

Bowling is the big news these days. In Lima, Bill Cales toppedthe Petrochemical league with a tremendous 621 series. Four moreSohioans topped the 600-mark in Cincinnati Sales Division: BillGeorge racked up a 623; AI Cook, 615; Bob Snodgrass, 602; andPaul Taylor, 600.

St. Louis Sohioans' big bridge tournament ended with the teamof Bill Connell and A. D. Taylor winning on total points. Joe Ziegerand Paul Johnson finished second; Bill Sorensen and Russ Wenckerplaced third. Top team in matches won ,vas Larry Hild and BobSc~neider, followed by Ken Lundquist and Bill Gannon. Boobypnze (two books on how to play bridge) went to Teg Johnson andLloyd Bowen. A new eight·team tournamellt is under way; Zie<rerand Ted Lane are acting as ruling committee. <:>

In eastern Kans3.s, Exploration and Production Sohioans aretaking to the fields to hunt prairie chickens. Ray Sprague, EverettMatlack, Newton Short, Gean Newman, and Gean's son Ted hadgood shooting, although they admitted, "It's a good thing Ted andhIS lIttle 410-gauge were along or we wouldn't have bagO'ed ourlimit." <:>

Sports Scoreboard

Happy Choice

English Plum Pudding·

(Submitted by Irene Cloos, wife ofL. C. Cloos, distTict cleTk fOT Ex­ploration· and PTOduction's Cen­tmlia DistTicl. The Tecipe wasbTOught to America from Englandby Irene's g,·eat-gmndmother; ithas been handed down from gen­eration to genera tion and servedon every Christmas)

Cream 2 beaten eggs, I pt.ground suet, and 2 c. white"sugar. Add I c. molasses, then Ipt. sour milk in which 2 t. sodaare dissolved.

Dredge I pt. raisins and I pt.currants with I c. flour and addto mixture. Add I t. each of cin­namon, cloves, allspice. Add 3to 5 c. flour, enough to make adough similar to that used inbaking drop cookies.

Make I or 2 sacks from muslinand. put batter in them, leavingplenty of room to rise. Put inboiling· water and steam 2 hours.Molds or cans can be used forsteaming, but these do not givethe pudding an old-fashionedtexture and Ravor. Slice whilewarm and serve with sauce.Makes IS to 20 portions.

"For food and fellowship, thank God," says one of thesimplest of all graces.

During the festive holiday season this blessing has particu­lar meaning for Sohioans, their families and friends-whetherthey are enjoying a vast dinner and dazzling dessert at homeor sampling a homemade treat that is proudly passed aroundthe office. .

The splendid pastries, rich confectioner's sugar. These reci-plum puddings, and tempting pes serve seven generously.sweets have become as impor­tant a part of the holiday seasonas Christmas trees and gifts. Foryour enjoyment, recipes fromthree Sohio wives are reprilltedhere. Their wide acclaim as"good cooks" gives them author­ity in the matter of Christmasgoodies.

Two are recipes with a for­eign flavor, popular during theChristmas season in their nativelands. The third delicacy, whichdelights Sohioans in the DaytonDivision office each year, is justdownright delicious. Why nottrea t yourself to all three?

Posters, heralding "More Power to You," this year's Finance andAccounting employees' show at Home Office, captured fancy ofEvelyn Clawson's six youngsters (left to right): Linda, 9; Mary Lou,2; Dave, '1; Thomas, 3; Laura,S; and Rickie, 7. "Lyn" is an examin­ing clerk in Service Station Checking.

Wi th scissors and crayons; the Clawson children sni pped andswirled; came up with a stack of colorful handbills. Richard Guyon,Finance and Accounting training director who had charge of the"lVlore Power to You" program, liked the Clawson art so well hetacked it up 011 his office wall. "More Power to You" stressed STEP,also included film· footage on changing world markets and safehandling of gasoline products.

Regional Recipes

Lebkuchen, Plum Pudding MakeUnforgettable Christmas Treats

Lebkuchen(Submitted by Ruth Hanison, wifeof William Hanison, division clerk01. EXjJloration and Production'sNOlthwest Division HQ)

Mix together and briu!?; to agood rolling boil: I c. honey,I c. (or 2 sticks) butter, I Y2 c.sugar, juice of I lemon, and Jhc. water. Cool thoroughly.

Sift together in a large bowl:7 c. flour, 3 T. cinnamon, Y2 t.ginger, Y2 t. cloves, and Y2 t.allspice.

Stir into boiled mixture, afterit has cooled: I t. soda dissolvedin 2 T. water and 2 beaten eggs. Plum Pudding SaucePour boiled mixture over drv, Combine 2 T. flour, I c. sugar,ingTedients and mix well with and Y4 t. salt. Gradually add 2

'----ll+l>t-llnd.. --- -------~'--'"'--C~.~lO wa er, t len _ utterMix in: I c. chopped almonds, and I T. vinegar. Cook until

I c. chopped pecans, ~ c. rai· thickened. add I t. vanilla. Servesins, and ~ c. currants. Note: hot.As a variation, I Y2 c. choppedcandied fruit and the gratedrind of I lemon mav be used inplace of raisins and currants.

Spread dough on g rea sedcookie sheet. Bake at 350 degreesF. for 20 minutes. Cut into bars Cook 2 c. sugar and % c. milkand brush with glace while hot. until it forms a soft ball (at 234

degrees F.). Add I c. marsh-Glace mallow fluff, I c. peanut butter,

Boil I c. 'white sugar and Y2 c. and I t. vanilla. Mix well.water until a little mixture spins Pour into a 9·by-9-inch greaseda thread from a spoon. Remove pan. Cool and cut into squares.from heat and stir in Y4 c. sifted Makes two pounds.

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RESEARCH became a department under the re­organization announced early in 1959. ResearchManager Everett (Doc) Hughes (center), Techni­cal Specialist Ralph Burhans (left), and ResearchAssociate Philip Fay examine one of the "ears"which have kept the Ohio public tuned in to thelatest space developments.

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SAVING LIVES of two children won Salesmen Tom Bressler (second from left) and Ben Gamby ofMain and Washington Servicenter, Bowling Green, an API Meritorious Safety Award. MarketingDepartment Vice President Joseph Harnett(left) and President Charles E. Spahr (right)congratulate the two Toledo Sales Sohioans.

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ORCHIDS for safety were sent to all Cincin­nati Sales Division Sohioans by Senior VicePresident Samuel Elliott when they toppedthree million man-hours without a lost-timeaccident. Roger Diesel, manager of Vine andJ'vIitcheli Servicenter, presents one to his wifeJanet. Civ.cinpati wen t on to set an all-timeAPI record for marketing units of 3,788,873safe man-hours.

PUBLIC SERVICE by Sohio and Sohioans benefited the com­m'unities we serve. Chairman of the Board Clyde T. Foster,shown with Raymond T. Livingstone (left), vice president ofThompson Ramo-Wooldridge, Inc., headed the successfulGreater Cleveland United Appeal campaign.

BENEFIT PLANS paid off big in 1959 for thenear-record 98 Sohioans who became annui­tants. Beatrice Buskirk, who retired from HomeOffice Accounting after 30 years' service, enjoyshobby with her husband AI, voucher auditor inBulk Station Checking.

NEW PRODUCT, Boron with Ice-gard, madethis dramatic debut on television. The newgasoline, developed in Sohio's Research Center,prevents fuel line freeze-up and carburetor icingat no increase in price.

ACRYLONITRILE plant took shape in Lima during 1959.William Adams (left), plant superintendent; Glenn Doss (cen­ter), project engineer; and Theodore Jakim, engineering andcontract maintenance supervisor, check progress of construc­tion, scheduled for completion early in 1960.

STEP Sohio-Heat sale was made when Dorothy Waller (center), No.2Refinery clerk, introduced Sohio-Heat Salesman Dan McEllin (left) toher sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Herbert Morris.

TAXES jumped the price of gasoline inOhio three cents a gallon during 1959. Firstthe state hiked its take by two cents a gal­lon, then the federal government addedanother cent. Service Station Manager AlexCarrie, of Monticello and Green Servicenter,Cleveland, shows tax totals II cents a gallon.

CENTENNIAL stamp and first-day .coverwere sent to all Sohioans by Chairman ofthe Board Clyde T. Foster. Design Drafts­man Glen Woodward of Oklahoma CityExploration and Production Headquartersadds special issue to his collection.