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VOL. 4, No. 4 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
MARCH 12, 1943
Graduate 21 in Four-Year Program
a The young men shown above are the first to graduate in the Company's four-year apprentice
training program. In the back row, left to right, are John deLanqe (Instructor), Adolfo Arends, Felix
ed Ras, Bernardo Christisans, Benito Feliciano, Juan Tromp, Juan Ras, Norbert Peterson, Bernard
bf Semeleer, Rudolfo Ranes, Mateo Lade, Adolfo Oduber, and Eugenius Hassell (Instructor). Front
row, Fabio Ras, Alberto Yarzagaray, Leopoldo Hinterdaal, Hendrik Odober, Virgilio
SComenencia, Modesto Figaroa, Mario Bomba, Bibiano dePalm, Juan Schotborg, Gerrit Croes.
,n- Graduation exercises for 21 four-year
a apprentices February 26 saw friends
5t and relatives of the boys, as well as
to- prominent religious, educational, and
governmental figures of Aruba, gather-
ed at the Lago Heights Club to see the
presentation of diplomas. Present also
th, were Company officials and the super-
t( visors of the graduates.
rdi The 21 apprentices, who started their
ug course of combined class and shop
th, training in 1939, were the first to
Ler -complete the four-year apprentice train-
th, ing program.
Assistant General Manager F. S.
Campbell introduced the speakers, who
included Lt. Governor I. Wagemaker, C.
?W, E. Shaw, Industrial Relations represen-
th tative from the New York Office, and
ba, General Manager L. G. Smith.
ii Lt. Governor Wagemaker stressed the
ett responsibilities that go with the diplo-
mas, responsibilities to progress, to get
more out of life, and perhaps to be the
leaders of the future. Mr. Smith remind-
ed his listeners of the apprentice system
of many years ago, when apprentices
either paid for their instruction or were
O bound for years into practical servitude
to a craftsman, and contrasted this with
Continued on Page 4
Dia 26 di Februari a tuma luga e pre-
sentacion di diplomanan na 21 apren-
diz cu a terminal nan curso di 4 afia di
sifianza i trabao. E ejercicionan di gra-
duacion a worde presencia door di ami-
gonan i miembronan di familiar di e mu-
cha-hombernan, como tambe door di pro-
minente personajenan religioso, pedag6-
gico i gubernamental di Aruba, kende-
nan a reuni na Lago Heights Club pa
mira e acto di presentation. Oficialnan
di Compania i supervisornan di e gra-
duadonan tambe tawata present.
E mucha-hombernan aki, cu a cuminza
e curso na 1939, ta forma e prome gru-
po di aprendiznan cu a terminal e progra-
ma di entrenamento cu ta dura cuatro
Sr. F. S. Campbell, Asistente di Ge-
rente General, a introduce e oradornan,
kendenan tawata inclui Gezaghebber Wa-
gemaker, C. E. Shaw, Oficial di Compa-
nia fo'i New York, i L. G. Smith, Geren-
E oradornan a acentua e hecho cu un
diploma semper ta bai acompaia door di
e responsabilidad di progress, di haya
un provecho mas grand fo'i bida i bira
quizas guiadornan di future.
Despues cu Sr. Campbell a caba di en-
Continud den Pdgina 4
Here and There
It's funny, one week your face may
appear on the front page of the ARUBA
Esso NEWS and a few weeks later turn
up as part of a brass tail-shaft bushing
or a valve.
Reason for this unusual condition (in
which no discomfort or inconvenience is
incurred) is an extension of salvage
operations to include the half-tone
"cuts" which are used to illustrate the
NEWS. These are 98 per cent pure zinc,
in sheets about one-eighth inch thick,
which over a period of time will mount
up to a considerable quantity of this
Among other salvage operations, the
Storehouse and Foundry now cooperate
in saving the zinc cases of flashlight
batteries for further use, and the zinc
salvaged from the halftones in the NEWS
will add appreciably to this saving.
The salvaged zinc is used chiefly as
one of the metals that go to make up
brass at the Foundry.
United States news broadcasters last
week stated that British warplanes alone
had flown 1,500,000 miles over Axis-held
Europe in a single 48-hour period in late
February. "Hopi CON Pronto"!
One man's name has become such a
by-word at the Golf Club that it is likely
to create a little confusion among some
(or at least one) of the members.
The name of Poole (Harmon) has been
spelled so often in local golf news that
there seems to be no other way to spell
the word. Thus the club's publicity man
recently turned in a story in which he
referred to the various rules that would
be in effect in "this Saturday's golf
SAFE WORKING HABITS
AREe BEST DEFENSE
K AGAINST ACCIDENTS
E sso N ii w s
"Queen of Hearts" at the
Esso Club's Valentine
dance wasOuida Upchurch,
who whe. she is not busy
being a queen is a nurse at
Lago Hospital. The choice
was by acclamation, and
Master of Ceremonies
Louis McReynolds is shown
calling for votes for Miss
Upchurch, at right. Other
contestants in the finals
were Mrs. Norman Bell,
left, and Mrs Hermanus
Huising, center. The inset
shows the stage, which was
transformed into a huge
valentine for the occasion.
An old landmark moves to keep up with the times as the Marine depart-
ment's signal mast comes down after 15 years in the same location. The
mast, used to aive instructions to incoming ships, was relocated next to
the porch on the seaward side of the new Marine Office, where the flag-
raising can now be done without the dispatchers' leaving the building.
Aki bao nos ta mira Adolf
Arends, aprendiz cu cuatro
afa di experiencia, kende
su trabao ta inclui repara-
cion di telefoonnan i tuma-
mento di pruebanan di
rutina n'e "Switchboard"
automAtico di telefoon.
Ariba e portret aki nos ta
mir'e trahando cu un switch
cu e yuda desarma i arma
di nobo, cu yudanza di e
"blueprint" banda drechi.
Mira otro aprendiznan na
trabao 'riba phgina 5.
of KNOWLEDGE As
Adolph Arends, who repairs telephones and does routine testing on
the automatic switchboard, is shown working on a party-line connector
switch which he helped to dismantle and rewire, working from the
blueprint at right. For other pictures of the fourth-year apprentices
who graduated February 26, see page 5.
MARCH 27, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, April 2. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, March 27.
Well-known has been the fact that merchant ships
are being sunk every day in Germany's pitiless U-boat
campaign. And meagre accounts occasionally have been
published of the ordeals of the survivors as they float
on rafts for days or weeks awaiting the rescue that may
or may not come in time. Too little has been known,
however, of the actual losses in men, of those killed in
torpedo-explosion or fire, and those whose drifting rafts
are never found.
In a vague way, the merchant marine is known to be
important in moving supplies across dangerous oceans,
but the urgency and the danger of their job is likely
to be lost sight of in the more striking news of Army,
Navy, and Air Force activities.
That is why figures recently released on the losses of
seamen are likely to be startling. In the U.S. merchant
marine alone, 3,200 men have been killed in line of duty.
Representing 3.8 per cent of their total number, their
losses have exceeded those of the Army (three-fourths
of 1 per cent).
Aruba, which might be said to live by the merchant
marine, may well bear in mind its debt to these courageous
men in the merchant marine services of the United
States, Holland, Great Britain, and other United Nations,
who fight with a maximum of risk and minimum of glory.
Our contribution in Aruba to the war effort is possible
only because of the part these men play. Even our
very livelihood in the form of food and daily necessities
is dependent upon their sacrifices. Are we doing our
part? are You ?
Cu submarinonan aleman den nan campafia sin compassion
ta zink vapornan di carga cada dia ta tn hecho hopi conoci.
Informenan cortico a worde public de vez en cuando 'riba
e pruebanan door di cual sobrevivientenan mester pasa, ora
nan mester keda drief 'riba vlotnan durante hopi dia i hasta
siman, wardando un salvation cu nan no sabi si lo yega na
tempo of no. Sin embargo, nos a tende masha poco di e p6r-
didanan verdadero di hdmber, di esnan cu a muri kimA of
eu a laga nan bida durante explosion di torpedonan, i di otro-
nan ariba viotnan cu nunca a worde hayA.
Vagamente hendenan ta duna nan mes cuenta cu e mari-
na mercante ta important pa su ofishi di transport provi-
sionnan over di oc6anonan peligroso, pero den e nobonan mas
-and they'll need GOOD nursing!
sorprendente tocante e actividadnan di Ejercito, Marina i
Forzanan A6reo ta existi un tendencia na pasa por alto e
urgencia i e peligro di su trabao.
Ta p'esey e numbernan cu a worde public recientemente
cu relacion n'e p6rdidanan di mariners ta probablemente im-
presionante. Den e marina mercante norte-americano sola-
mente, 3,200 homber a perde nan bida, mientras nan tawata
cumpli cu nan deber. E p6rdida aki ta represents 3.8% di a
cantidad total di marineronan i ta mas grand cu esun di e
Aruba, cu por worde bisA ta biba pa via di e marina mer-
cante, por bon tene na cuenta su deuda n'e hombernan va-
liente aki cu ta sirbi den e marinanan mercante di Estados
Unidos di Norte America, Holanda, Gran Bretafia i otro Na-
cionnan Uni, i kendenan ta bring cu un mAximo di riesgo
i un minimo di gloria. Nos contribution na e esfuerzo di gue-
ra aki na Aruba ta solamente possible door di e obra di e
hombernan ski. Hasta nos mantenimento mes den forma di
cuminda i otro necesidadnan diario ta depend di nan sacri-
ficio. Nos ta yuda cu nos parti? Bo ta yuda cu di bo?
4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MARCH 12. 1943
A son, Wilfred Marion, to Mr. and
Mrs. Augusto Kelly, February 12.
A son, Bernadito, to Mr. and Mrs. Do-
mingo Maduro, February 13.
A son, Benigno Teolindo, to Mr. and
Mrs. Juancito Kock, February 13.
A daughter, Glenda Theresia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Desire Marques, February 14.
A daughter, Judith Eleucadia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Willent van Aanholt, Feb. 14.
A son, Rudy William, to Mr. and Mrs.
Willem Mauer, February 15.
A son, Gareth Wayne, to Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Simmons, February 18.
A daughter, Enid Enita, to Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Pollard, February 19.
A son, Felix, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacobo
Geerman, February 21.
A son, Francisco Maximon, to Mr. and
Mrs. Dominico Solognier, February 21.
A son, Richard Augustus, to Mr. and
Mrs. Milton Wilson, February 24.
A daughter, Verna Yvonne, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frederik Beaujon, February 27.
A son, Elvanor Ashton, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ashton Hicks, February 27.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Richardson, March 2.
Hollanders who see a notice in the
Netherlands press which reads: "Wed-
ding postponed for a fortnight" under-
stand that the bride was unable to rent
a gown for the day originally set for the
wedding. Clothing is now so scarce in
Holland that couples wishing to marry
have to wait their turn to hire wedding
Above left, a view of the apprentice
graduation exercises at the Lago
Club. Above right, Teofilio Ras of
the Electrical department is congrat-
ulated by F. S. Campbell. At right is
a small-scale copy of the training
certificates received bythegraduates.
Ariba, banda robez, un vista di e
formalidadian durante e oraduacion
di aprendiznan na Lago CI b. Ariba,
banda drechi, Teofilio Ras, empleado
di Electrical Department, ta ricibi
pabien di F. S. Campbell. Banda
drechi nos ta mira un copia chiquito
di e diplomanan di entrenemento cu
e graduadonan a ricibi.
APPRENTICES From page 1
the opportunities apprentices now have
for earning while receiving instruction.
He said he was confident that competi-
tion for the best jobs would reveal those
who will be leaders 20 years from now.
Following the presentation of diplo-
mas by Mr. Campbell, Leopoldo Winter-
daal of the Blacksmith Shop expressed
the sentiments of the graduates. He as-
serted that they were fully conscious of
the benefits and opportunities they had
received, and gave assurance that they
would do their part to justify the efforts
of those who had taken part in the
The classroom instruction which the
boys received from instructors Eugenius
Hassell and John deLange included
English, trade arithmetic and geometry.
general science including the general
principles of chemistry and physics,
drawing, sketching, and blueprint read-
GRADUADONAN Di pag. 1
trega e diplomanan, Leopoldo Winter-
daal, kende ta traha na Blacksmith Shop,
a express e sentimentonan di e gradua-
C r. ti in e' rrtlira.tr
-I.L --' .
,,M .*rfAsftr r.in
donan, asegurando cu nan tawata com-
pletamente consciente di e beneficio 1
oportunidadnan cu nan a ricibi, i cu na;
lo haci tur empefio pa justifica e esfuer-
zo di esunnan cu a tuma parti den nan
Army's New Plastic Trumpet
Saves Brass & Wear on Ears
If it is any consolation to the soldier
(which it probably isn't), the notes of
reveille which awaken him in the morn-
ing soon will have a better tone, the
War Department has announced.
Designed primarily to save brass, an
essential metal, a new plastic trumpet
has been adopted and will soon be issued.
Not only will the new instrument save
approximately 20 ounces of brass for
each trumpet, but the tone will be
Made of cellulose acetate, the trumpet
is olive drab, blending well with uni-
forms and other Army equipment
without benefit of paint or polish.
Blowers who have tested it say it needs
no "warming up" period such as brass
MARCH 12. 1943ARBESONW
Shown below are five of the 21 ap-
prentices who graduated February 26
after four years of combined work and
study, pictured to illustrate some of the
types of work done by the group:
1- Norbert Peterson, at the Electric
Shop, makes repairs on small electrical
appliances and motors. He is shown
rewinding an armature.
2- Leopold Winterdaal, whose physi-
que is well-suited for the heavy work at
the Blacksmith Shop, does many forging
and tool-dressing jobs, and operates the
drill sharpener and other equipment. In
the picture he is forging one of an order
for four soldering irons.
3- Benito Feliciano, like Teolinda
Ras and Bernardo Christiaans, two other
four-year apprentices in the shop,
operates small lathes, milling machines,
and other Machine Shop equipment. He
is shown filing a pump impeller.
4- Fabeo Ras is to be found at the
end of a welding torch anywhere from
one end of the plant to the other. Here
he stops work for a moment at the barge
dock, where he and apprentice teammate
Mateo Lade were welding on one of the
5- Bibiano dePalm works in the Dry-
dock's carpenter shop, where he is shown
putting the finishing touches on a set of
mail trays he made for the new Marine
E portretnan aki bao ta mustra nos
cinco di e 21 aprendiznan cu a gradua dia
26 di Februari, despues di cuatro afia
di trabao i studio, i algun di e soorto-
nan di trabao cu e grupo tahaci.
1- Norbert Peterson, na Electric
Shop, ta repara herment i motornan el6c-
trico chiquito. Aki nos ta mir'e ponien-
do waya nobo na un magneet di un di-
2- Leopold Winterdaal, kende su cur-
pa robusto ta presta su mes pa haci e
trabao duro di Departamento di Smid-
nan, ta haci varies soortonan di trabao
di smid, i ta traha cu e aparato pa haci
boornan scherpi. Aki nos ta mir'e tra-
hando un soldeerbout fo'i cuatro cu mes-
ter worde entregi.
3- Benito Feliciano, mescos cu Teo-
lindo Ras i Bernardo Christiaans, dos
otro aprendiz cu cuatro afia di sirbishi,
ta traha cu draaibanknan chiquito i otro
aparatonan di Machine Shop. Aki nos ta
mir'e ocupa cu e vjlmento di un "impel-
ler" di un pomp.
4- Bo por contra cu Fabeo Ras tra-
hando cu un torch di welderdo na cual-
Leopoldo Winterdaal'of the Boiler Shop express-
ed the graduates' satisfaction in the training
they had received.
Leopoldo Winterdaal, empleado-di Boilershop,
ta express e satisfaccion di e graduadonan cu
e sifanza cu nan a ricibi.
quier luga den plant. Aki nos ta mir'e
ora e a caba di stop trabao pa un mo-
mento na Barge Dock, unda e i su com-
pafiero Mateo Lade, aprendiz tambe, ta-
wata traha 'riba un di e flootnan grand
5- Bibiano de Palm, kende ta haci
trabao di carpinte na Dry Dock, ta duna
e ultimo toque na un mailbox cu e a
traha pa Marine Office nobo.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MARCH 12, 1943
At The Bottom of Everything
"Well-begun is half done", says an old
proverb. It doesn't apply literally to the
work of the Concrete Plant which is
usually only the first construction step
of many, but it has its point in that
without the strong foundations they
supply, none of the later work would be
possible. At the bottom of practically
everything here can be found the con-
crete they mix.
A standard yard of concrete includes
5.72 bags of cement, 45/100 cubic yard
of sand, 9/10 cubic yard of stone, and
40 gallons of water (seven gallons for
each bag of cement). The separate quan-
tities add up to considerably more than
a cubic yard of material, but the sand
fills the openings in the rock, the cement
fills the openings in the sand, and the
water fills all the openings that are left.
Most of the desirable qualities of con-
crete depend entirely on the water-
cement ratio, which is closely followed.
The 70 men in the department (this
includes sandblasters and guniters) or-
dinarily work a straight day shift, but
with construction forces calling for con-
crete on a scale never before equalled,
they now keep the mixer and crusher
going during most of the daylight hours.
Their average pour is about 50 cubic
yards per day, but they have, in a recent
day that stretched from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
poured 188 yards. That means that 1,075
bags of cement, 85 yards of rock, 170
yards of sand, and 7,525 gallons of
water were dumped into the hopper,
mixed, transported to the job, and pour-
ed into forms.
The place where all this work is done
is shown at the top of the page. At left
is the storage shed, at right the mixer
and rock crusher, and between them is
the old concrete plant, now used for mix-
ing asphalt road-paving material.
The storage shed adjacent to the mixer (capacity
21,000 bags) held part of a 60,000-bag shipment
when the picture was taken. In normal times all the
plant's requirements are stored here, but many other
places have been pressed into service in the emergency
(Two additional pictures
appear on page 8)
E deposit di cement cerca dl e concrete-mixer
(cu un capacidad di 21,000 sacu) tawata contene
part di un carga di 60,000 sacu di cement ora *
portret awor de sach. Durante temponan normal tur
e cement cu e plant tin mester ta worde deposit
aki den, pero den e emergencia actual hopi otro
luganan master a worde ush como dep6sitonan pa
1 Equipment Inspec-
tor Mirko Tuhy, center, -
and helpers Fernando Go- ..'
mes and Henry Banfield
are preparing test spec-
imens. Spot samples are l
taken from the concirte
used on many jobs, and .
two test cylinders are
made from each sample,
Seven days later the
first sample is put under
pressure until shattered,
to test its strength, and
the second sample is test-
ed after 28 days.
2 When concrete can-
not be poured direct from
a dump truck, a big
bucket is swung into place
by a crane, and a "high- ,, -. .:
lift" dump truck must be
used to fill the bucket.
3 This foundation
(poured by Lago) was a
big job for the concrete .
gang, calling for the pour- -
ing of 425 cubic yards ~.,Y ,
(approximately 850 tons)
in four days. It supports
the new 312-foot concrete
stack, which, with ap-
proximately 475 yards of
concrete, weighs over 950 -
4 A special dump 11-
bucket is used on jobs 4
like this, where concrete
is being poured into a
narrow space to form the
walls of the new flume.
5 Large stocks of
rock surround the mixer,
but to save time trucks
bringing in new rock
discharge it directly into
Aki 'riba nos ta mire various sorto di e trabao cu ta word haci n'e de-
partamento di Beton, cual ta un di e departamentonan mas ocupi di
y e refineria.
|r included in the Concrete department are the sandblasters, shown Miguel Brisio and Miguel Wouters, below, are making concrete
y below. Two men handle the guns, while two in the foreground steps for storage tanks. The order, which called for 600, was
operate the pumps that supply them with fresh air. prompted by the excessive corrosion of ordinary steel stair streads.
S. Banda drechi nos ta
.. mira Miguel Brisio
i Miguel Wouters
er trahando trapinan di
e beton pa tankinan.
E sandblasternan cu
ur ta form. part di e
it departamento di Be-
ro ton, ta aprece banda
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MARCH 12 1942
S 8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MARCH 12, 1943
Lloyd Bacchus is shown
weighing a load of sand
at the Concrete mixer
office. (Truck is on plat-
form outside building).
Average receipts are
about 12 loads of sand
daily and 26 loads
On some Jobs (of which
the foundation below is
typical) 600 or 700
man-hours of carpenter
work may go into the
forms before any con-
crete is poured.
Hopi CON News
Showing that "it can be done", R. M.
Yates of the Gas Plant received the first
award to be granted by the Special
Awards Plan last month, for Fls. 100.
Various alterations are to be made to
the Low Octane Stabilizer & Splitter as
part of the CON project. While the unit
was shut down for these changes, it was
planned also to renew the damaged con-
crete fireproofing on the steel structure,
February 28 March 7
(Five clubs participating)
Jong Holland vs San Nicolas Jr.
Final Game March 7
vs San Nicolas Jr.
Football League Competition
(Cup awarded to Oranje January 31)
San Nicolas Juniors
Before his departure for
Maracaibo early this
month to take up training
and other industrial re-
lations duties there,
George Dickover of the
Training Division was
presented a farewell
desk pen set by a
group of employees in
the department. Left to
right at the presentation
are Martinus van der
Jagt, Eddy Jessurun, Mr.
Hassell, Felix Winter-
daal, John deLange, and
Roy Stickel. Orlando
Wesenhagen is also
concealed in the group.
Won Lost Tied Goals Points
Gana Perdi Tabla G. N. F. Punta
a job that would have extended the
"downtime" by several days. By follow-
ing Mr. Yates' suggestion to do this
maintenance work now, with the unit in
operation, those valuable "down-days".
and consequently production, are saved.
The cut (see lower portion of white
circle) shows the kind of work involved.
chipping concrete from the steel sup-
Announced last week were three
awards, totalling Fls. 100, to two men.
Frank Perkins of the Estimating de-
partment scored twice for himself and
the CON project: he received FIs. 25 for
a suggested improvement on the circula-
tion of air and boat mail copies of letters
pertaining to the job, and FIs. 25 for
his suggestion that field foremen discuss
drawings with engineers before draw-
ings are issued. To Robert Gleason of
T.S.D. went Fls. 50 for his suggestion
that the projected LEAR (light ends
fractionating) plant be used in place of
the Light Oils Stabilizer & Splitter
plant during the reconstruction of the
Hopi CON Pronto
L -- I
S r ---- -- SCORES
Two groups, an old team and a new
one, began workouts at the Lago Heights
fields last month, under the theory that
"practise makes perfect" or at least good
enough to give the other fellow a bad
The Lago Heights basketball team,
shown above, will be combining exper-
ience with early practise, and should be
able to put a smooth-running squad on
the court when competition begins.
Those working out February 25 were,
left to right, Charles Barnes, Frank
Gomes, Lou Crippen (coach), Charles
Morales, Willie Hazelhoff, and Herman
Also reported to be sharpening their
le basket-shooting eye are the Cosmolites
(a second Lago Heights team) and the
Is Aruba Juniors.
n Visible in the background of the
basketball picture is a practise session
d. of the new Lago Heights cricket team
e that has been working out three after-
d. noons a week, and hopes to have a good
P XI in a month or so. Recent Sundays
have seen them in action in informal
choose-up matches. Those playing when
the picture was taken were Henry Amo-
n roso, Leslie Rampat, Frank Gilks, Ru-
d pert Bishop, and Joseph Butts.
rE Sport Park Baseball Starts March sf
lSE The curtain will go up on 1943 base-
w- ball at the Sport Park March 21, and no
01 better curtain-raiser could be picked
or than a game between the 1942 and 1941
dt champions, the Esso Garage and Ar-
el Plans call for a four-team league, in-
nt cluding the well-known San Lucas squad
and a new team, El Cubano. One new
team from Oranjestad may enter, but
the four named are definitely "in". An
18-week schedule has been drawn up
Health and Home Club Is Formed at Heights
Shown right are mem-
bers of the recently-
formed Health and
Home Club. Pictured
at top are some of
those in the physical
culture group. Left to
right are Diana Boom-
kins (instructor), Gwen
Rohee, Una A moroso,
lse Jessurun, Jean
Geerman, Dolly Moses,
Celeste deBresse, Carla
Slengard, and Louise
Amoroso. Below, once
each week the members
meet for sewing.
with each of the four teams to meet
each opponent three times.
Miguel Felipe and Jose Bryson, both
well-known baseballers, have worked
with Edney Huckleman of the baseball
sub-committee to get the league organiz-
Banding together to foster interest
both in health and in home arts, 28
young women formed the "Health and
Home Club" early in February, with
two meetings each week at the Lago
The physical culture group, compris-
ing about half the members, meets each
Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium,
and on Friday evenings the members
gather for sewing. (This should keep
one group of husbands well-equipped
with shirts that have buttons).
117 The officers of the club, who act
100 chiefly in an advisory capacity, are Mrs.
Charles Rohee, chairman, Mrs. Frank
Gomes, secretary, and Mrs. Jose Geer-
78 man, Mrs. Henry Amoroso, and Marie
2 Louise Amoroso.
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Six Men Profit by "C.Y.I."
"Coin Your Ideas" awards presented
by F. S. Campbell February 19 totalled
Fls. 65 to six men. The following
employees were rewarded for practical
Cecil Annamunthodo, Fls. 15; Reclaim
pencil sharpener cutters.
Sterling Seeley, Sr., Fls. 10; Build
In an effort to conserve bottles
and medicine containers, the
Medical department now finds
it necessary to require that all
patients requesting refills of a
must bring their empty bottles or
containers to the pharmacies in
order to obtain a refill.
Recent "Coin Your Ideas" winners included, left to right: Cecil Annamunthodo, Sterling
Seeley, Sr., Sewart Samson, Heliodore Leonce, Desire Marques, and Adriaan Strang. These
men shared FIs. 65 in prize money.
walkway and platform over lines west
of tank No. 157.
Sewart Samson, Fls. 10; Print calen-
dar in ARUBA Esso NEWS.
Heliodore Leonce, Fls. 10; Erect plat-
form over pipelines leading to water
meters on Lake Tanker Dock.
Desire Marques, Fls. 10; Install check
valve on condensate line from preheaters
at caustic receiving still between inlet of
exhaust of the steam recycle pump and
Adriaan Strang, FIs. 10; Install sup-
port under recycle line between No. 1
and 2 Pitch Still furnaces.
Three Ideas Submitted for Capital
At the February meeting of the "C.Y.
I." Committee, eight ideas were
considered as possible entrants in the
1942 Capital Awards competition.
Three were chosen as Lago's best pros-
pects, and were forwarded to the Central
"C.Y.I." Committee in New York to
compete with ideas from all the Com-
Those selected were one on which Jack
Gates received a Fls. 50 initial award
January 7, 1942, a Fls. 25 idea of Rudi
Beaujon's (November 5, 1941), and one
on which James Norcom received Fls. 50
February 4, 1942.
Pa motibo cu Hospitaal ta hacien-
do un gran esfuerzo pa conserve bot-
ternan i cajitanan chiquito pa pone
remedi aden, di awor en adelante lo
ta necesario pa pacientenan cu mes-
ster bin busca mas remedi trece nan
better, bleki of cajita basji unda e
remedi a worde poni prome.
Willie Robles of T.S D.
and Andrew Siaw-A-
Kian of the Personnel
department had butone
lobster to prove their
hunting abilities when
they met the photogra-
pher on the beach, but
they later claimed that
tne next hour produced
three or four more fine
and water-goggles, it
would be a fast lobster
that could escape this
pair of boys, who hunt
frequently on the north
In Peru, a river on the Continental
Divide "flows in opposite directions".
The stream stands motionless on level
ground, then flows down hill on opposite
sides of the Divide, east to the Atlantic
and west to the Pacific. (One in Colorado
does it too).
Glass springs are now being manufac-
Though an alfalfa plant may be only
two or three feet high, its roots may
extend to a depth of more than 50 feet.
Ice cream was first produced in whole-
sale quantities (1851) not because of
public demand but as a means of dispos-
ing of surplus milk.
"Gas" is not a new idea in warfare:
in 400 B.C. the warring Spartans used
suffocating fumes made by burning
wood saturated with pitch and sulphur.
A new synthetic textile filament has
been perfected which weighs only one-
eighth of the finest silk filament. Its
diameter is one ten-thousandth of an
inch, and 20,000 miles of it weighs only
Industry now has 1,000,000 volt X-ray
machines for metal inspections, capable
of penetrating eight inches of steel.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
March 16-31 Tuesday, March 23
March 1-31 Friday, April 9
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MARCH 12. 1o43