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This Day in History (1963): Car trip to start Cook's retirement

Stops planned in Beirut, Frankfurt, and Scandinavia, before board a ship back to the U.S.

This Day in History (1963): Car trip to start Cook's retirement

From the Sept. 18, 1963, edition of the Sun and Flare

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook and son Bryan will leave for retirement Sept. 18.

Cook has spent his entire career in Ras Tanura, in the Transportation Department as dispatcher from 1948 to 1950, shift foreman from 1950 to 1952, and foreman from 1952 to 1963.

Prior to joining Aramco, he worked as a dispatcher for Crane Company of Chicago from 1936 until 1941, and from 1941 until 1946, he worked as inspector and dispatcher for Kingsbury Ordnance Plant, La Porte, Indiana, and then as an inspector for the Bastian Morley Company of La Porte from 1946 until coming to Aramco.

The couple and their son plan to stop in Beirut, then on to Frankfurt to pick up a car. Then, they will drive through Germany and Scandinavia. At Copenhagen, they board ship for New York.

Caption for top photo: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook and son Bryan.

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1809 - The Royal Opera House in London opens

1180 - Philip Augustus becomes king of France at the age of 15


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