Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: June 25, 1943
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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Legion and Military Dedicate Memorial to War Dead

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At left, the monument is dedicated by American Legion Post Comman
Mills. Top right, a squad fires a last salute to the cemetery's dead. The
is shown below. E escenanan aki 'riba, cu a tuma luga dia 30 di Mei,
nos e dedicacion di un monument conmemorativo n'e miembronan d
arma di Estados Unidos cu a muri aki na Aruba.

1' In an impressive Memorial Day cer-
emony May 30, U. S. Army and Navy
forces, the American Legion, and a de-
tachment of Netherlands forces joined
in dedicating, at the Military Cemetery,
a monument commemorating members
of the U. S. armed forces who have been
buried there.
Prayers were offered by military
chaplains, and the speakers, who imclud-
ed Lt. Governor Wagemaker, Col. Lewis,
Capt. S. A. Clement, and L. G. Smith.
stressed the thought that those present
were not only dedicating a memorial but
were rededicating themselves to the
tasks left to them by those who had died.
The plan for the memorial developed
some months ago with a fund provided
ed by the Naval gun crew aboard a tanker,
in honor of a shipmate who died here; it
I was carried to completion by U. S. Navy
1 representatives and the American Le-
gion, with assistance by the Company.

Teaman di Seis
Den Knockout
Match Final 'Riba


Un torneo di knockout en
nartamento amante di voetbh

JUNE 25, 1943

Here and There

In spite of double, triple, and often
quadruple checking, errors sometimes do
creep into the columns of the Aruba Esso
News. Probably never, however, will one
more startling turn up than that in the
June 4 issue, which proclaimed the Gen-
eral Manager's date of first employ-
ment at Whiting, Indiana as June 16,
1943. Plans were even said to be afoot
in some quarters to present Mr. Smith
with transfer papers to Whiting on that
day last week, 30 years after his 'em-
ployment on June 16, 1913.
No excuse but a pertinent sidelight is
a very revealing statement on such er-
rors, recently clipped from the Pacific
Telephone Magazine:
The typographical error is a slippery
thing and sly,
You can hunt till y8u are dizzy, but it
somehow will get by.
Till the forms are off the presses it is
strange how still it keeps;
It shrinks down into a corner and it
der Harry never stirs or peeps.
monument That typographical error, too small for
ta mustra human eyes,
i forzanan Till the ink is on the paper, when it
grows to mountain size.
The boss he stares with horror, then he
artamento grabs his hair and groans;
The copy reader drops his head upon his
'petitie hand and moans -
5 di Juli The remainder of the issue may be clean
as clean can be,
tre seis de- But that typographical error is the only
al a cuminza thing you see.

dia 19 di Juni, i lo terminal cu e match
final 'riba Dialuna, 5 di Juli, cual lo ta
un dia di fiesta.
E teamnan tawata pa hunga 2 match
'riba Diasabra, 19 di Juni, un na Sport
Park i otro 'riba e veld di Lago Heights;
i 'riba e mes veldnan aki dos wega mas
Diasabra, 26 di Juni. E final lo worde
hungA na Sport Park i tur e weganan lo
cuminza 4:30 di atardi.
Di acuerdo cu e plannan, cual a worde
organizA door di Tommy Croes i Deo de
Palm di Departamento di Personal, cada
team mester a yuda cu un contribution
pa cumpra un trofee p'e team ganador.
Mira pAgina 9 p'e program complete.

Feature attraction at the Sport Park
Sunday July 4, will be a football match
at 4:30 between the Schutters from Sa-
baneta and an all-star Lago team that
will include many of the Company's best.
The match gains extra interest by the
fact that the soldiers squeezed out a 3-2
win June 13 over RCA, which has been is-
land champion for more years than its
competitors like to think about.
The match is being arranged by the
sub-committee for sports of the Em-
ployees' Advisory Committee, which
promises a match that should please the
expected holiday crowd.

isso NE WS


SJUNE 25 1943

Summer School to Speed Progress of Students


Summer vacation is
a dead Issue for
these and other
students at the Lago
Community School,
who are giving It up
to take part In the
sehuol's accelerated
program. Left to
right in Chemistry
"lab" are Carol Me
Coart, Frances MIn-
gus, Libby Haase,
Vincent Walker, and
Gordon Polter. (The
ear showing to the
left of Porter's head
* belongs to Gerry

This summer, with wartime needs for
manpower calling for a speeding-up of
learning in all U. S. schools, probably
more students will be bending over their
books than ever before in the history of
education, and the Lago Community
School will be no exception.
Starting June 7, a summer course was
inaugurated which will accelerate the
progress of high school students,
enabling many juniors to complete their
graduation requirements this summer.
C-.____ -.


At the same time a review program was
organized for 50 pupils in grades 1 to 8,
to extend from August 2 until August
The high school course, which had
almost unanimous approval by school
patrons, will run for ten weeks, with
classes two and a half hours a day five
days a week. Two teachers are carrying
the work, which includes English IV,
Spanish II, Plane Geometry, and Chemi-


Shown above Is the lively finale of "Aruban
Antics", which was presented twice at Sabaneta
and once at the airport before coming to the
Esso Club June 14. Directed and staged by Mrs.
John Newby, Mrs. Chester Reid, Mrs. Gordon
Owen, and Sgt. Ralph McCombs, the review
enlisted the talents of ten soldiers, and of
Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Gibbons, Tommy
and Patsy Richle, Jean and Claire Methven,
Libby Haase, and Carol McCoart.

Ora e mnchanan aki small pa hal plsea kreeft.
an ta heya ben 6xite generalmente. E blaha
aki nan a pisca exactamente un dozijn, I tur a
word cogi nu man, sin ayuda dl harpoon.
pisca, ca to pisa pr I menes 40 ilber, a word
cogi cu un harpoon.

A son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Hosin
Islam, May 28.
A daughter, Kathleen Mary, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward O'Brien, May 28.
A son, Angelo Pedro, to Mr. and Mrs.
Miguel Vroolijk, May 31.
A daughter, Anita Louise, to Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Moore, June 2.
A son, Carlos Rafael de Jesus, to Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Garcia, June 3.
A son, Bert, to Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Gongriep, June 3.
A daughter, Jeanette Priscilla, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Prince, June 3.
A daughter, Irmer Crescencia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Armand Hodge, June 3.
A son, Josephus Rupert, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cornelius Richardson, June 3.
A daughter, Grace Norma, to Mr. and
Mrs. James Fox, June 3.
A son, Jacobo Sal, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvester Geerman, June 5.
A daughter, Madeleine Jane, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jan Kock, June 5.
A daughter, Candida Paulina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Johannes Croes, June 6.
A son, Pablo, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Schonherr, June 7.
A daughter, Cecilia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Dominico Maduro, June 7.
A son, Clinton Roberto, to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Foy, June 8.
A daughter, Patricia Eleonora, to Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Peterson, June 8.
A son, Bruno, to Mr. and Mrs. Boni-
facio Stamper, June 10.
A daughter, Bernadetta Margarita, to
Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Lopez, June 11.
A son, Winston Bernard, to Mr. and
Mrs. Denis Dolland, June 12.
A son, Thomas Almon, to Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Kester, June 13.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marcial
Kock, June 13.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Jackson, June 15.
A son, David Stewart, to Mr. and Mrs.
Continued on Page 5

It's b a d news in
lobsterdom when these
boys set out to reduce
the island's lobster
population. There are
an even dozen in this
catch, all caught by
hand without benefit
of gigs. The fish, a
good forty pounds, was I
caught with spears.
The fishermen are
Berend, Trappenberg,
Sjaw-A-Kran, Robles,.
S .. and Geerman



JUNE 25. 1943



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The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, July 16. All copy must reach the editor in the '
Personnel building by Saturday noon, July 10. .
Telephone 3179

SThe National Safety Council reported last "
month that while U.S. armed forces have lost 12,123
dead since Pearl Harbor, on the home front acci-
dental losses totaled 128,000, of which 64,000 were -
factory workers on their jobs". -
Time magazine, May 31

.:I Not all the battles -- -.
of war are fought in THEN nD now The scen.. above, taken from a woodcut made
,'i the front lines. In this In 155,6 shows the smelting of oil from bitumenous rocks. Now a
r he petroleum still Is a mighty thing of steel, great heat, and high
more than any pre- pressures, producing more in a split second than could be made in
ore any pre a month 400 years ago.
t r vious conflict, in- 400 ata paas petroles tawata word refinA pa medio di e metodo
dutry pe in he primitive aki 'riba. awe'n dia un still ta algo enorme trahl dl staal
dustrys plae in the i rcu un temperature masha halto.
military picture is im-
portant. Its lines
must be held firm

S"Accident", and

,d .,- + too make it a
g : _ S A F E o n e .

"......National Safety Council (Consejo Naeional di Seguri-
ed dad) a informa luna pasa cu, mientras cu den forzanan armnnA ;

tawatin 12,123 morto desde cu Pearl Harbor a worde atac,
rs. pirdidanan motiba pa accidentenan na cas i na trabao tawa-

5 ta yega na un total di 128,000, di cual 64,000 tawata traha- -
dornan di fabric na nan trabao."
_e_ -Revista Time, Mei 31. |

et nan di cfrmbata. Den e conflict aki, mas cu den cualquier aiT

do military. Su lineanan di batalla master word manteni
S fire contra e enemigo ,,Accidente", i cada sold industrial
5sta un part di e campafia. S
at Esaki tamne ta un frente manten'e LIBRE DI DES-

Mrg nGACIA. Dr" i
hies atro, nuti i u usoiprtnednem


Graduating at the Lago Community School this May was
the smallest class in many years. The all-feminine high
school graduating class of two members Is in the front
row; left to right are Dieuwertje MeuldUk and Shirley
Mechllng. The junior high school graduates are, center row,
Barbara Wlnterbottom, Claire Wilken, and Pauline Morgan;
back row, Brian McCall, Walter Buchholtz, Bruce Lilly,
Ronald Kennerty, and Tom Tucker.

and Day

The Night half of
this unusual team Is
a Scottie named Mac
Dhu (meaning Black
Sun); the Day half is
a pup named Sandy
(meaning Sand y).
They belong to Tom
Quinn and Dr. Rus-
sell Brace respective-
ly, and will probably
never again in their
lives sit as quietly
T., as they were at this






These small boys in
San Nicolas were
supposed to be
gathering w o o d
from the Company's
scrap pile, but were
having more fun
riding each other
around in the

"Coin Your Ideas" Awards

Top award in the "Coin Your Ideas"
grants made June 14 went to Robert Bal-
lard of the Laboratory, for his sug-
gestion to equip all floating roof tanks
with sample hatches that are flared on
the lower end (see cut for test installa-

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E muchanan aid na
San Nicolas a bal pa
busca palo n'e lugs
unda Compania ta
montona palo enu a
worde usA caba, pe-
ro nan ta goza mas
cargando otro den e
garoshi chiquito aid.

Central "C.Y.I." Committee Announces Capital Awards

Four Capital Awards totaling $1,100
were announced by the Central "Coin
Your Ideas" Committee following their
annual meeting April 16. First and se-
cond awards went to employees of the
Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at
Baton Rouge, third went to a Bayway
employee, and a Carter Oil man of Tulsa
took fourth.
The four ideas considered best in all
Company operations during 1942:
First Award ($500, together with a cer-
tificate and a gold medal)
To A. W. Jones, S. O. Co. of Louisiana,
for his suggestion "Repressuring reflux
accumulator on alkylation plant isobu-
tane tower using natural gas". Savings
in 171/2 months of operation were given
as $17,870, with future savings of about
$1,500 per year.
Second Award ($300)
To G. W. Cullen, S. O. Co. of New
Jersey, for suggesting "Use of pneuma-
tically operated press for loading poly-
butane in shipping containers". Actual
savings in 13 months, through decreasing
the number of containers required,
amounted to $2,770, with future annual
savings estimated at $2,560.
Fourth Award ($100)
To A. J. Dennis, Carter Oil Company,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his suggestion on
"Improved type of pump suction hydro-
jet mud mixer". Actual savings from
this idea were given as $3,551 for 151/

months, with expected future savings of
$2,749 per year.

BIRTHS Cont. from page 2
William Norris, June 15.
A son, George Baxter III, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Mathews jr., June 16.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Segundo Coli-
na, June 16.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hamlet,
June 16.


May 30
Labor Camp
Labor Camp
June 6
June 8
Labor Camp

June 13
Lago Heights

June 9
Battery B
June 11
Battery B

Dining Hall A


tion). The flare permits quicker with-
drawal of the sample bottle, guarantee-
ing a true sample, and will also assist
in reducing bottle-breakage (see page 6).
The second award, for Fls. 25, went
to Robert Mayer, for suggesting the in-
stallation of a combination cement
strainer and sack opener at the concrete
plant. Two men received Fls. 15: Ber-
nardo Ras, for suggested changes at
west unit mixer, C. S. P., and Hermanos
Euson, on the construction of flush toi-
lets and wash basins at the Treating
Awards of Fls. 10 went to the follow-
ing employees: Enrique Semeleer, in-
stal "No smoking" sign on fence facing
road leading to gasoline dock; Hugh 01-
livierre, suggested changes to Warehouse
delivery sheet form; Emilio Kock, light
on fuel oil pressure gauge at No. 1 con-
centrator; Wilhelmus Hopmans, blackout
shade for machine lights at Machine
Shop; Robert Martin, install clock in
auditorium of Lago Heights Clubhouse;
Darsan Persaud, install piers under
foamite lines north of tank 484; Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, build additional platform
near No. 2 recycle drum at Pitch Still;
Marcelo Ruiz, install means of identify-
ing tanks under construction.

"Coin Your Ideas"



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Where Temperature Is King

When a Flying Fortress thunders over
Berlin on its deadly mission, or a de-
stroyer slips swiftly around the convoy
of merchant ships it helps to protect, the
plane may be carrying Lago's 100-octane
gasoline in its tanks, and Lago fuel may
be found in the bunker tanks of the de-
stroyer. All the products will do what
they are called on to do, not only be-
cause they are made to exact specifica-
tions by the Operating department, but.
because the Laboratories, which are the
final judges of what Lago's products
will do under any conditions, have check-
ed the results of the operators' work to
a fine point of accuracy.

Over 2,000 samples, ranging in size
from an ounce to a drum, arrive at Num-
ber 1 (Oil Inspection) and Number 2
(Chemical Control) Laboratories in
every 24- hour period, some to be tested
only once but many to be checked on a
variety of points.
The work is divided mainly between
product quality control tests on all plant
operations, and testing of products ship-
ped. The former is regular and predict-
able, but because of the convoy system,
with ships arriving in large groups, the
ship-testing work comes in batches that
make irregular cycles of rush-work. The
ship work includes tests on the shore
tanks from which loading is to be done.
and final tests on samples taken from the
ships' tanks after loading is completed.
These final samples (three quarts on

Cont. on page 8 col. 3

The thermometer has been given the title of
this article, and 72 of them are lined up for
the lead picture, because the work of the
laboratories revolves around them so completely
Thirty-six different kinds are used, and over
n00 are kept handy and in use more or less
continuously. Practically every move In a labor-
atory depends on the thermometer, and a lab.
man engaged in test work spends probably half
his time reading their figures.
Most of those used are necessarily long and
slim, and without any support, making them
fragile things; the annual expense for thermo-
meters is about FIs. 20,000. And they are as
hard to get a. they are essential and expensive
- the last order received was two years on
the way.
Above and below are examples of work at
No. 2 Laboratory. At top, Claude McDonald tests
boiler water used at the Powerhouse. The final
result must indicate that the water, to be
acceptable, contains not more than ten parts of
organic matter (usually oil) per million parts
of water.
Jacinto DeKort, below, Is making an adjust-
ment in a stability test which checks the
performance of fuel oil under conditions closely
approximating those in actual use. If an oil is
racking in the stability characteristic, it must
')e found out here, and not in the engine room
of a warship going Into action.

E portretnan 'riba e pAginanan aki ta
mustra nos un parti di e trabao di em-
pleadonan di Laboratorionan, unda cada
dia mas di 2,000 muestra di azeta fo'i
Stillnan i vapornan ta worde analizA.
Claude McDonald, aki 'riba, ta haci un
analisis di awa cu lo worde usA den Po-
werhouse, mientras cu Jacinto de Kort,
aki bao, ta analizando azeta cu quizas
lo worde usA den un vapor di guera.
Den e portret grand 'riba pagina 7,
William Ponse, Federico deMei, Guil-
luame Essers, i Patrick deFreitas ta
test kerosin i otro soortonan di azeta.
Riba e portret chiquito na pagina 7 nos
ta mira Reuben Peterson na trabao.
Ariba na pAgina 8, e portret ta mustra
nos un caha unda algun soorto di azet;:
ta worde analizA bao un temperature

(Contimnu j. n p y1na 8

L -c.

Illustrated on this page are a few of
the more important inspection tests
made at No. 1 Laboratory.
At bottom of page upper left:
William Ponse is testing the smoke point
of a kerosene sample, or the maximum
possible height of the flame before it
begins to smoke. The two lamps at his
right are testing wick char. After they
burn for 24 hours, a portion of the wick
is dissolved in sulphuric acid, and the
char is extracted and weighed. Twenty
milligrams of char are allowable per kilo
of kerosene (2/1000's of one per cent)
or about as much char as there is in
the head of a burnt match.
Upper right: Federico deMei is run-
ning a distillation, the test most fre-
quently made at No. 1 Lab. A product
is boiled at right, the vapors are chilled
in the cold box in the center, and are
collected in containers at left. With the
knobs beyond the box he controls the
rate of distillation in the heating unit.
Among other results recorded are the
temperature at which the product start-
ed to boil, the percentage that has boil-
ed off at various temperatures, and the
final boiling point, which is the maxi-
mum temperature obtained. The distilla-

tion test is closely allied to the vapor
pressure test: for example, a procuct on
which the initial boiling point is too low
will exhibit an excessive vapor pressure.
Lower left: Guillaume Essers tests
viscosity; this, the resistance of oil to
flow, is essentially its "gooiness". A
specified quantity of oil at a specified
temperature passes through a small hole
into the flask indicated by the arrow,
while electric counting machines seen
near the top of the picture record the
time consumed in seconds. Specifications
may call for any one of many different
varieties of "vis" they differ in size
of opening through which the oil flows,
the temperature used, and the size of
the sample.
Lower right: Patrick de Freitas con-
ducts an open flash test, in which a
small gas flame is passed over a pro-
duct at intervals as it is heated. The
temperature at which there are enough
vapors to catch fire from the gas flame
is called its "flash point".
Shown at top of page is work that
is typical of the Laboratory's close-
checking function over the work of the
Operating department. Reuben Peterson
is running a vapor pressure test on


aviation gasoline, which measures the
amount of force the gasoline exerts on
the air above it and on the walls of its
container, and is one of the tests for its
"evaporativeness". (See text on page 8)

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JUNE 25, 1943

At top right, "X"
marks one of the
coldest spots on the .
island, where an
Arctic temperature
of 45* below zero F.
is maintained. This
cold-box has various
chambers in which
the pour point of
samples can be test-
ed at temperatures
ranging from 118
above to 45" below
zero. Pour point is
the temperature at
which the surface
of a sample one inch
in diameter can be
held vertically for five seconds without
any flowing movement. Its importance
is obvious in, for example, fuel oils that
may eventually be in the tanks of a
gale-lashed destroyer near Iceland or on
the Arctic convoy route to Russia.

Center right, Francisco Ras is shown
taking clean sample bottles from the
automatic bottle-washing machine,
which washes well over 2,000 oil-smear-
ed bottles every day.

Lower right, bottles by the thousands
are the most numerous equipment at
the Laboratory. Loss through breakage
and other cause is around 200 bottles
daily, at Fls. .15 each.

Continued di Pagina 6
hunto cu various homber mas, ta lava mas
di 2,000 better di muestra pa dia. Ariba
e di tres portret nos ta mira algun di e
miles di botternan cu ta worde usA pa
pone muestranan aden. Cada better ta
costa 15 cent i mas di 200 ta kibra of ta
bai perdi pa dia.
E trabao di Laboratorionan ta suma-
mente important den e refineria. Un
soorto di azeta cu nos ta fabric por wor-
d6 usA despues den e tankinan di azeta
di un aeroplano di bombardeo cu ta bula
'riba Alemania, i un otro soorto por wor-
de hayA den tankinan di un vapor di
guera cu ta protege vapornan di carga
contra submarinonan. Pa asegura cu e
azeta ta traha manera mester ta i lo
cumpli cu e requerimentonan necesario
debidamente, Laboratorionan mester test
e na cientonan di maneranan diferente.
Algun di e equiponan di Laboratorionan
ta test e azeta mescos cu si e tawata ver-
daderamente den un aeroplano di bom-
bardeo of un vapor di guera.
Mescos cu Departamento di Watching
Service ta vigila Refineria i tur su
equiponan, asina tambe Laboratorionan
ta vigila e calidad di azeta cu e refimeria
ta produce.

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At right is a night
view of the labora-
tories, which work
around the clock,
and which, like
many other depart-
ments, have been
greatly affected by
war-time conditions. B-sides the cycles
of rush work created by the ship-
convoy system, and the difficulty of
getting essential supplies and equip-
ment, the blackout is "felt" quite literal-
ly. Many gas burners in constant opera-
tion for heating samples keep the
temperature well up, particularly at
night when the buildings must be clos-
ed to reproduce the blacked-out condi-
tions which are only slightly exaggerat-
ed in the illustration. Taking samples
from tank or ship without adequate
light is also a problem, and night-
sampling has been reduced to the mini-
mum necessary.

Continued from page 6
aviation gasoline) are kept for six
months in case questions arise later on
quality or performance of the oil.
In the countless tests made on samples
taken from storage tanks and at the
stills themselves, the Laboratories'
function is to confirm to the Operating
department that they are making the
products they have set out to make. In
the work on products for shipping, par-
ticularly the control of blending opera-
tions, the Laboratories may be said to
i "police" the final result. A typical
example of this policing function is
shown in No. 1 Laboratory's vapor pres-
sure test (see page 7). Aviation gasoline,
the "elite" of Lago's products, is a blend
of half a dozen different stocks having
a great range of vapor pressures. One
of its many specifications calls for a
maximum of seven pounds V. P.: a high-
er vapor pressure would indicate easy
evaporation or "boiling off" of lighter
hydrocarbons, resulting in "gas lock" in
the lines or pumps of an airplane, and
might also burst containers in which the
gasoline is shipped or stored. If the V. P.
of a blend to be shipped is shown by
this test to be too high, lower V. P.
stocks must be added by L. O. F. blend-
ing operators to bring it within the limit
of seven pounds.
Similarly at No. 2 Lab., aviation
gasoline is tested for stability whether
the tetraethyl lead which increases its
octane decomposes or separates out -
and for gum formation ("gum" is any-
thing non-vaporizable). The test, which
closely approximates storage conditions,
is carried on for 16 hours, though speci-
fications call for only five hours. It is
closely allied to octane rating, since any
decomposition of the lead causes a loss
in octane, and creates a fine solid, lead
oxide, resembling "red lead", which se-
parates out and plugs fuel filters and
In recent years, as gasoline quality
has soared toward the theoretically "per-
fect" fuel, the test for octane itself has
become the most important. All gasolines
are rated through their performance in
test engines, which check them against
standard reference fuels. This type of
testing has gone one step further re-
cently with the installation here of
equipment which checks aviation gaso-
line under conditions that are extremely
similar to those in a high-flying war
plane (with the big difference that no
enemy plane is trying to shoot holes
through this equipment!)
Essentially, No. 1 Laboratory is en-
gaged in determining the physical char-
Continued on page 10




Bowling Averages--Handicap

(Includes all better than the
league average of 143.9)

Baggaiey. Jr.
E. Miller
J. Malcolm

W. Walker

1 Rynalski

T. Leonard
3 Maxwell


D. Walker
L. Miller
T. Malcolm

176 Jensen
174 Mortloek
173 Fisk
172 Monroe
170 Powell
170 Taylor
166 Carrell
165 Price
164 Minier
160 Greene
158 Stanley
156 Dunlap
155 Douglas

177 Upp
163 Perkins
161 Switzer
157 Stahre
157 Hayes
154 Johnson
154 Ryan
154 Co)le
162 McReynolds
150 Bennett
150 Albera

171 Raymond
167 Pikiell
158 Mundinger
158 Bates
157 Repath
154 Roebuck
154 Borsch
153 Meyers
153 Silvers

Utilities Brea s 1. H. String

The Utilities (Instrument-Electrical)
team shown below finally broke the Lago
Heights string of victories and ties June
12, handing them a 2-0 defeat at the
Lago Heights field.
In recent weeks the Heights had de-
feated Marine-Drydock 10-0, Account-
ing-Personmel 3-1, and T. S. D. 6-2.
and had tied R. C. B. twice 1-1 and
2-2, and tied Oranje at 3-3.
The Utilitymen who turned the
trick are, front row, Modesto Oduber,
Teofilo Ras, Charles Gonsalves, Adrian
Wellman, Enrique Dirks, and Alberto
Bremer; back row, Sattaur Bacchus,
Humberto Penneflek, Aquiles Leon, Gre-
gorio Franken, Mirto Lade, Richardo
Geerman, and Carlos Holsman.


E team di voetbal di Departamentonan
di Instrument i Electrical, cu a derrota
Lago Heights dia 12 di Juni despues cu
e filtimo team aki a hunga mas o menos
diez wega sin perde ningun. Mira e nom-
bernan aki 'riba.

Six Departmental Teams

Stage Holiday Knockout

An inter-department knockout tour-
nament with six football-minded depart-
ments taking part started June 19 and
will end with the final match on Monday,
July 5, which will be a holiday.
Two games were to be played Satur-
day, June 19, and two on Saturday, June
26, with one game at the Sport Park and
one at the Lago Heights field. The final
is to be played at the Sport Park. All
games are scheduled for 4:30.
According to the plans, which were
organized by Tommy Croes and Deo
dePalm of the Personnel department,
each team was to contribute toward the
purchase of a trophy for the winner.

6-19 Lago Hgts.
Sport Park
6-26 Sport Park
Lago Hgts.
7-5 Sport Park

A Sthse.-Util.
B T.S.D.-M.&C.
C Pers.-L. Hgts.
D Winner A-Winner
Wiiner C vs. Winner

Victors and van-
quished get together
in a friendly mood
before the battle
royal that made
Accounting No. I
the champions of
the Handicap Bowl-
ing League June 7.
Starting from the
right, the first five
are the runners-up,
Instrument No. 2:
J im Lopez, Art
McNutt, Emil Pfef-
fer, Bill Hughes,
and Reid Holly. At
that point they start being champions: Elio Venanzi, Howard Baker, John
Kelle, Cal Raymond, Al Ayer, and Ray Lenke. Merle Myers and Jim Mac
Eachern also rolled with the champions, but are not in the picture, and the In-
strument absentees are Lou Crippen, Fred Rich, and Jim Faucett.

S Final Seond Half Scratch
Army 21
0 T.S.D. Proeesn i
Utilities 14
T.S.D. Lab IS


Pet. Miscellaneous
.808 M. & C.
.592 Process
.582 Kellogg
.556 Chicago Bridge

2a 14
13 14
4 14
L1 16
* 18
* 16

Competition started early this month
in the "Aruba Sport Unie", which play-
ing at the Sport Park, will keep seven
teams busy until the final November 7.
The first of the series, played June 6
between Unidos and Oranje, ended in a
2-2 tie.
Other teams in the group include Lago
Heights, Paramount, R. C. B., San Ni-
colaas Juniors, and Vulcania.
Matched in the next few weeks are
R. C. B. and San Nicolaas Juniors, June
27; Vulcania and Oranje, July 11; Uni-
dos and Paramount, July 18. All games
start at 4:30.
Recent non-league scores: Unidos 2,
La Fama 1; San Nicolaas Juniors 1, Pa-
ramount 1.


Seguridad Ta Lo Miho


I JUNE 25, 1943


UJ NE 2571943

L.O.F. Course Graduates 36
In Third Training Group

Specialized training over a 19-month
period was completed this month by 36
L. O. F. employees (see picture) who re-
ceived training certificates June 8. This
was the third group to complete the
course, with Frank Roebuck as instruc-
tor; a fourth series of classes was start-
ed the following day.
Process executives J. S. Harrison, D.
I. Maxwell, and F. E. Griffin addressed
the graduates before the presentation of
diplomas by Mr. Griffin, while Lambert
Pompey expressed the sentiments of the
students on completing the course.

Those who received certificates were August
Amstelveen, Esteban Amaya, Johan Benschop,
Benolt Croes, Hendrik Chin, Ronald Clauzel, Ce-
el Campbell, Eustace Da Silva, Manoel De Frei-
tas, Emand de L'Isle, Rudolf de Miranda, Jose
Dlrks, Augustinus Dos Ramos, Pedro Eduardo,
Edward Hopley, Hosin Islam, Cephas Da Silva
Jardine, Alexander Kersout, Alwin Klaverweide,
Fortunate Kelly, Nemenclo Koolman, George
Lake, Leonard Marques, William Maasdamme,
Magnus Malmberg, Harry Nahar, Lambert Pom-
pey, Julien Richardson, Adriaan Strang, Phillip
Singh, Hnpolito Tromp, Cornelis Tjong, Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, Oliver van Thol, Peter Violenus,
and Petrus De Weever.


from page 8

acteristics of a product, without chang-
ing its composition. No. 2 Laboratory, on
the other hand, is chiefly occupied with
breaking a product down, to check its
composition. An additional part of the
work at No. 2 includes preparation of
standard chemical solutions for ten or
more parts of the plant that carry on
certain routine testing work of their
own. (The third Laboratory, for re-
search, has not been touched on here).
Ninety men work at No. 1, and 17 are
at No. 2. A report on everything they
do goes out to all parts of the plant daily
in a 14-page summary, which, in hun-
dreds of figures, reflects in considerable
detail the quality status of the refinery's
work for the current 24 hours.

In a way, the Laboratories have some-
thing in common with the Watching de-
partment. The Watching department is
the watchdog of the plant and its
equipment, the Laboratories are the
watchdogs of the refinery's all-im-
portant processing of oil.


C r .



Semi-Monthly Payroll
16-30 Friday, July

June 1-30

Monthly Payrolls
Saturday, July 10

Emilio Iglesia, empleado di Store-
house cu ta traha na Lower Yard, a casa
dia 2 di Juni cu Maria del Carmen Thees,
di Venezuela. E casamento a tuma luga
pa poder, pues Srta. Thees tawata na
isla di Margarita. Sr. Iglesia ta un em-
pleado di Compania fo'i 1937, aunque den
principio di trabao di e refineria aki na
Aruba e ta traha pa Compania durante
periodonan irregular.

Emelio Iglesia, Storehouse employee
at the Lower Yard, was married June 2
to Maria del Carmen Thees, of Venezue-
la. The marriage was by proxy, Miss
Thees being at the island of Margarita.
Mr. Iglesia has been an employee since
1937, though he had irregular periods of
employment here in the early days of
the refinery.

E empleadonan aki a terminal recien-
temente un curso di 19 luna di studio
den un clas di entrenamento di Depar-
tamento di Light Oils Finishing, i a ri-
cibi nan diploma dia 8 di Juni.

Aki bao nos ta mira Gezaghebber Wa-
gemaker acompafih pa oficialnan military
i naval, pasando revista n'e forzanan di
Ejercito Holandes i Ejercito i Marina
Americano na Sabaneta dia 14 di Juni.
Mas atras den e fotografia nos por mira
algun di e various cientonan di espectado-
res cu a presencia e parada.

Several hundred spectators
were present at Sabaneta
June 14 to witness the
Retreat and Review of
Troops held in conjunction
with Flag Day. Netherlands.
U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy
forces participated, a nd
Army planes flew over the
field. Strikingly prominent
were the flags of the United
Nations, carried by a Naval
guard of h o n o r. The
American Legion Drum and
Bugle Corps provided field
music. Shown right is Lt.
Wagemaker reviewing the
the troops.

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JUNE 2 '1943