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The Beacon Dec 1956

The Beacon Dec 1956

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Published by Danny Deatherage
Marathon Oil Newsletter
Marathon Oil Newsletter

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Published by: Danny Deatherage on Jun 26, 2011
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FROMTHEOHIOOilCOMPANY
 
AmonthlymagazinepublishedbyandfortheemployeesofTheOhioOilCompanyanditssubsidiaries.AddresscommunicationstoEditor,TheBeacon.TheOhioOilCompany.PersonnelDe-partment,539S.MainSt.,Findlay,Ohio.
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EditorEditorialStaff
DON
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SUEPEOPLESJOHNMcDANIELTOMCAVANAUGH
DECEMBERCOVER
Thisbreath-takingpainting,
MadonnaandChild,
byLorenzoMonaco,waspurchasedinItalybytheEarlofOr-ford.ItbecameapartoftheCookCollectionin1868.TheToledo(Ohio)MuseumofArtacquiredthepaintingfromtheCookCollectionwhenitwassenttothiscountryforsafe-keepingduringWorldWarII.ThecollectionwasondisplayintheToledoartcen-terduring1944-'45.KainesSmith,keeperoftheCookCollectionformanyyears,mentionedthat"theLor-enzoMonacowasthefoundationstoneoftheentirecollection."TheBeaconisindebtedtotheToledoMuseumofArtfortheprivilegeofreproducingthe
MadonnaandChild
astheDe-cembercover..
Painting,giftofEdwardDrummondLibbeytoToledoMuseumin1945.
DECI:MBER1956VOLUMEXXINUMBI:R12
AChristmas
poem
TodayIgoagaintoBethlehem'splain,Iseethestarandheartheangels'song;IcomewithshepherdstotheinnagainAndjoininadorationwiththethrong.IridewithWiseMeno'erthestarlitway,PresentmygiftsuntotheChristChildsweet,AndthusIcelebratethenataldayWithmemorypictures,eachnewyearreplete.ButdoIclaimthemessageasmyownOropemyheartuntothestar'srichgleaming?IsmycrudemangerbednowmadeHisthrone,Andaremylovegiftsreal-notmerelyseeming?IsHe,oncebornaccordingtoGod'sWord,TomyownselftheSaviour,ChristtheLord?
-SadieLouiseMiller
USEDBYPERMSSONOFMOODYBBLEINSTTUTE
THEOHIOOILCOMPANY
ProducersRefinersTransportersMarketers
ProgressinPetroleumSince1887
GENERALOFFICE,FINDLAY,OHIO
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FORMALOPENINGOFCASPEROFFICEADDITION:PAGE8
rVERstoptothinkwhywehaveanoilprogress
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week?Wecouldgoonandoninournever-endingflowofcrudeandrefinedproductsandneversayany-thingtoanyoneaboutit.Butthat'sthewholetrouble.We'repartofanindustrywhichprovidesmoreevery-dayproductsformorepeoplethananyotherandyetwe'retheleastunderstood-evenmisunderstood-bytheverypeopleweserve.Why?Becauseduringtheyearswhenwewentaboutourbusinessandsaidlittletoanyoneaboutit,mythsandmisconceptionsgrewupaboutus.Fantastic?Youbet.Butthesemythsarestillquiterealinthepublicmind.So,throughoutOhioOil-landduringOilProgressWeek,weweredeterminedtohelpthemknowusbetter.
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OILPROGRESSWEEKINOHIOOIL-LAND:PAGES6AND7
 
HelpingThem
Know
Us
R~S~ARCHC~NT~RD~DICATION:
J.
C.DonnellIIaddressesagroupofOhio'sbusinessasso-ciatesintheopeningdedicatoryceremoniesduringOilProgressWeek.TheceremoniesincludedanaddressbySen.Gordon
L.
AllottofColorado,whowelcomedTheOhiotoColoradoas"thekindofcitizenthatwillbehap-pilyreceivedasanextdoorneighborandasaco-workerincivicandchurchactivities."PresidentDonnellandW.H.Barlow,manageroftheresearchdepartment,basedinFind-lay,wereamongthosewhowelcomedourgueststotheCenter.Dr.W.
J.
YostresearchdirectorattheCenter,introducesDr.W.V.Houston,presidentofRiceInstitute,Houston.Speakingbeforeourassembledguestsfromtheeducationandresearchfieldsonthesecondday
of
dedication,Dr.HoustonciledthecenterasanexpressionoftheCom-pany's"confidence"inresearchandinourabilitytomakevaluableprogressinunderstandingnewproblems.
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EAREanewcitizenoftheGreaterDenvercommunity.Forthisreason,"helpingthemknowus"hadabigmeaningforOhioOilersthere.Everyoneknowshowimportantitistointroduceyourselftonewneighbors.Butwedidn'tjustshakehandsoverthebackyardfence.WeinvitedallournewDenverneighborsintolookoverourResearchCenterinsuburbanLittletonandtovisitwithusawhile.
It
wasahappyoccasion.TherewerethreedaysdevotedtoformaldedicationofthenewCenter.
It
markedwhatJ.C.DonnellIIcalled"theendofthebeginning,"asimplephrasewhichexpressesmanythings-thingsaboutthepast,thepresentandthefuture.
It
recallsthebeginningofthebeginningsomefouryearsagowhenourboardofdirectorsaskedforthesurveywhichledtoourdecisiontoentertheresearchfield.
It
recallsthesuccessivesteps-theappointmentofW.H.Barlowasmanagerofresearch,hisselectionofW.J.Yostasresearchdirector,andtheirselectionofthecentersiteandkeyscientists-stepswhichhaveculminatedintheim-pressiveCenterinitsscenicsetting.
It
saysthatnowwe'repastthepreliminarysteps,thatwe'vegot46peoplereadytodelveintotheun-known.But"theendofthebeginning"speaksmosteloquentlyofthefuture;itsays,"Wewon'tstophere."TheCenterwasbuiltwithaneyeonthefuture,de-signedtobeeasilyexpanded.Already,W.H.Barlowsays,
"It
isanticipatedwhenwegetuptofullstaff,ourexpenditureswillbemorethanamilliondollarsayearattheResearchCenter."Andalready,J.C.DonnellIIstates,"Withinthenexttwoorthreeyearsweexpectthetotalstafftobeincreasedto115,ofwhom75willconsistofresearchpersonnel...(and)wewillhaveaddedanewwingwhichwillaboutdoublethelabora-toryarea."Untilthethree-daydedicationduringOilProgressWeek;notmanyDenverpeoplewerefamiliarwithourCompany.Althoughwehavelongbeenamajorpro-ducerintheRockyMountainregionandSen.Gordon
L.
Allott,speakingatthededication,creditedTheOhioandW.B.Emerywithdiscoveryofcommercialoil
Amongthehundredswhotouredcenterwereourbusinessassociates...andscientists
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andeducators.
ReceptionistBillyDennygreetsguestsinlobby.
productionintheDenver-JulesburgBasin,itisnotsur-prisingthatwewerenotbetterknown.Mostpeoplebe-comeacquaintedwithanoilcompanyatthegasolinepumpoftheservicestation,andwemarketnorefinedproductsinDenver.ButwehavebroughttheMARA-THONemblemandplaceditontheResearchCenter.Ouropenhouse,withrefreshments,displaysandguidedtours,helpedmanymoreDenverpeopletoknowtheemblemandusandtofeelwewillbegoodcitizensinanewcommunity.
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