10 Shell Oil Workers Honored for Long Service- James M. Fair

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•mrtinini Sltctt Workers Honored For Long Service Records Blaok. Shell Oil Co. today honored 10 fefftlMoyes at Wood River refinery ft recognition of service anniversaries celebrated this month. W. 1). Dale, refinery manager, presented awards to nine em- ployes who observed 25-year anniversaries, and to one employe for 30 years. E. L. Black of 2715 Grand- View Ave., was presented with a Shell pin studded with two diamonds in recognition of 30 years' service. Dale also presented gold wrist watches and diamond-studded pins to the nine 25-year em- ployes. They are: R. M. Wandling, 1919 Jersey St.; J. M. Fair, 281 North Central, Wood River; R. R. Moore, 301 Penning, Wood River, and C. A. Pralher, 436 first St., Wood River: G. N. Andrews, Shell Terrace; II. E. Hanbaum, 123 West Fifth St., Roxana; V. M. Bock, Rt. 1. Bethalto; D. B. Gardner, Moro; and J. P. Domanowski- 1214 Emerson, Edwardsville. E. L. Black is now operating assistant in the dispatching department. He began his 30 years with Shell as a clerk in the cracking department. Black grad- ualed from Alton High School, and also attended St. Louis Institute of Banking. He worked several years in St. Louis at Mississippi Valley Bank & Trust Co. before joining Shell hi ikM. In 1925, .he married the former Nellie Hamilton of. Alton. Mr. and Mrs. Black have two .children, Mrs. V, E. Paris, and Edward Jr., student at Renken Trade School,'St. Louis. ' Black is a member of College '" Avenue Presbyterian Church. R. M. Waridiing has been chief estimator, in the engineering of- i'iceiat Wood River since 1946. He originally joined the company in 1929 as a junior engirleor. A graduate of Alton High School and the University of Illinois, Wandling received his B.S. In mechanical engineering in 1929. He was born in Litchf ield and moved to Alton in 1918. Wandling is active in civic affairs in Alton, is a past .president of Alton Exchange Club and Masonic > Lodge 27, and is still active in 'these organizations. He is also a ( member of the newly-tormed Community Improvement Com. ittee here. •' .Wandling man-led Mildred Branson- of Fort Smith, Ark, They have a ' daughter, Mrs. E. V. Tedford Jr., Montgomery, Ala. v , Mr. and Mrs. Wandling are Members of Upper Alton Baptist Church. Wandllng. J. M. Fair is head compound- er in the refinery's compounding department. He has been in the department for 24 of his 25 years with the company. Before being named head com- pounder, Fair worked in compounding as a gauger, loader, and barrel-filler. ,*i He spent approximately one year in the labor department be,'fore being transferred io compounding in 1930. Fair was born in Fayette Coun- 'JTuir. ty, 111., and married Lydia Hatfield from that area. They have three children, William, James, and Connie Jo. At Shell, Fair is active In the Service Club and Shell Recreation Association. R. R. Moore is a pipefitter foreman at the refinery. He has been employed in this capacity since 1944. After initially being assigned to the labor department, Moore was named a i pipefitter helper I in 1930, In 1934, i he became a, pipefitter, and I served in that I capacity until i his promotion to foreman in 1944. Moore was ' born in Mqrris- Moore. town, Tenn,, and moved to Wood Rjver in 1928. lie married Iris Johnson of Wood River, and is the father of three children, Leroy of Wood River, Mrs. Jerome Qroyer, Sherman, Tex., and Mrs, Don Primas, Lubbock, Tex, . C. A. Prather has been an operator in the light oil treating department for 22 of his 25 years. Pralher is the father of 10 children. He is married to the former L e o t a Banks of Chesterfield. Prather's c h i I dr P n range in apo from six to 2<1. KlRlil children live with the family in Wood River. Before joining Shell in 19J9, Prather was employed by Standard Oil. He also operated a Shell service station before he was hired for work in the refinery. G. N. Andrews, department manager of the utilities department, has served in his present capacity since July 1, 1.944. He joined Shell in 1929 after receiving his BS . in mechanical engineer ing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in' June, 1929. Andrews was born in Glen Kl- lyn, 111., and at- terlded Glenbard High School and Andrews. Lewis Institute before rnnsfer- fering to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Active in church work, Andrews is chairman of the Council of Lutheran Churches of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton, and secretary of the Lutheran Memorial Camp at Lake Carlinville, 111. Andrews is also a director of the Madison County Hcar f Association, and is a member of the Engineers' Club, St.. Louis. In the Andresvs family are four children, Mrs. Norman Robertson, Katherlne, a sophomore at Valpai'aiso University, Emily, a Roxana High student, and Helen, a grade school student. H, E. Hanbaum has been a rate anlyst in the traffic section for the past five years. He has spent all of his 25 Shell years in the treasury department. A' graduate of Brown'sBuslncss College in Alton, Hanbaum also a tt en ded Washington University and the Un iv e r s ity of Chicago before joining Shell. He Iliuibtiuin. attended a two-year course in traffic at Solden High School, St. Louis. ' In 1930, he married Lillian O'Neal of GorevilJe, 111. The Hanbaums' have a son, David, a second-grader at Burbank Elementary School, Roxana. V. M, Beck began his 25 years with Shell as a laborer. He was transferred to the control laboratory a year later, and subsequently worked for short periods» in the compounding, cracking, and pipe departments. In 1934, he was transferred to the main oil 3 unit, where he has served for the past 20 Beck. years. He is now a dispatching operator. Born in Ramsey, 111., Beck married Ina Roemer of Ramsey in 1937. Since 1941, Beck and his wife have lived on a small farm near Bethalto. D. B. Gardner is an operator in the extraction plant at the refinery. He has, been in operations for his entire Shell career, with the exception of three months ho initially spent in the labor department, Gardner was born in Effingham County. In 1930 he marded Twylah Lucken- bili of Moro, Mr. Gardner. and Mrs, Gardner have two married-daughters. They are Mrs. Bob Thomas of Wood River, and Mrs. Bill Easley of Sacramento, Calif." A member of Roxana school board for six years, Gardner lias also been active in Roxana Community Chest work. Recently he moved to Moro and has been ejected president of Lake Heights home development there. J. P. Ponianowski has spnt

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 Aug 1954, Wed,
  3. Page 17

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