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Johan de la Vega
Cipriano de Kort
Robert MacMillan jr.
Paulus van den Berg
Huberto v. d. Linden
Acid & Edel.
Bldg. & Maint.
Bldg. & Maint.
Edwin Miller, Assistant General Fore-
man of the Welding department, start-
ed his Company E.rvice with the Mid-
west Refining Company in Wyoming
July 5, 1923. On August 8, 1928 he
came to Aruba, where he has spent the
last 15 of his 20 years of service.
Dos Cien Ochenta-i-Cinco Empleado
Ta Ricibi Premionan Saca
Den e Promn Concurso Di
E promr sorteo di premionan den e
Safety Sweepstakes a worde haci dia 6
di September, cual ta bash ariba e re-
cordnan di seguridad haci door di de-
partamentonan individual durante Au-
gustus, i un total di 285 empleado a ri-
cibi bijetchinan como premio en recono-
cimiento di e bon recordnan di seguri-
dad haci den nan departamentonan.
Solamente tres departamento a cai
af6 pa motibo di accidentenan cu a ocur-
ri durante e luna ey, nan tawata: e
Planta di Acid & Edeleanu, e departa-
mento di Labor, i e departamento di
Pintura. Dining Hall, cu 20 premio, ta-
wata esun cu a ricibi e nmimero mas
Cada departamento a worde poni na
altura di e nombernan di esnan cui ta
ricibi premionan 1ia Augustus, i e bijet-
chinan lo worde distribui tan pronto cu
nan lo ta disponibel.
Antes di e prome sorteo, Comite a
anuncia dos reglamento cu lo interest
E prome punta ta cu fraccionnan di
Iremionan lo worde ten6 na cuenta, of
acumula, t'e ora cu- e fraccionnan tira
igual na un premio henter.
E di dos reglamento ta trata ariba
empleadonan cu a worde trasladA of cu
Continued den pag. 2
Here and There
2,000 Times -
A milestone in Marine department
history was passed this month when the
Inverruba, oldest lake-tanker now in
service, failed on its two-thousandth
voyage to Maracaibo.
The Inverruba came out from
England in 1925, and in the 18 years
since has shuttled in and out of Lake
Maracaibo more than any other Com-
The ESSO NEWS of eight months
ago told, in this same space, of the Air
Force training of Victor Lopez, son of
L. G. Lopez of the Gas Plant. Victor said
then that if Lago put out the gasoline
he would help to burn it up "over there".
Lago did, and Victor has. A recent let-
ter to his father tells, by unmistakable
hints, that he took part in the great
raid on the Rumanian refineries at
Ploesti early last month. Now a first
sergeant, he works as waist-gunner and
radio operator in a Liberator bomber.
Den e fotografia aki bao nos ta mira
part di e parade ariba dia di Aiia di La
Reina na Oranjestad, cu tropanan defi-
lando dilanti di Gezaghebber
The American Legion
Drum and Bugle Corps
played a prominent part
in the observance of
SQueen Wilhelmina's birth-
Sday at Oranjestad August
S31. Lead by three smartly-
attired new drum major-
ettes, Betty Ann Binnion,
Pauline Morgan, and
Dorothy Stuart, the) lead
the parade, and also
furnished music during
the march-past at the
Government office build-
ing. Reviewing the troops
is Lt. Governor I. Wage-
maker, accompanied by
Lt. Commander F. J. E.
Krips, Commodore S. Cle-
ment, and Colonel W.
VOL. 4, No. 13
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Prizes Received by 285
The first drawing
for prizes in the
was made Septem-
ber 6, based on the
safety records made
by individual depart-
ments during g
August, and a total
of 285 employees
ticket prizes in re-
cognition of the
good safety records
made in their de-
Only three depart-
ments were eliminat-
ed by accidents oc-
curring during the
month: the Acid & -4
Edeleanu Plant, the
and the Paint de-
partment. The Din-
ing Hall, with 20
prizes, received the
was advised of the
names of those re-
ceiving prizes for
August, and the
tickets were to be
distributed as soon
as they were avail-
Before the first drawing, the Commit-
tee announced two regulations that will
be of interest to employees.
The first is that fractions of prizes
will be carried forward, or accumulated,
until the fractions earned equal a full
The second regulation has to do with
employees who have been transferred
or are absent from work for extended
periods. It has been decided that the
payroll as it is on the last day of the
month will be used to determine the
"membership list" of each department
for the drawing. An exception to this
will be that employees who are absent
an entire month due to vacation, leave
of absence, or sickness will not be on
the membership list for that month.
Continued di pag. 1
ta ausente fo'i trabao pa un period di
largo extension. A worde dicidi cu e pay-
roll nqanera e ta na e filtimo dia di e
luna lo worde usA pa determine e "lista
di miembronan" di cada departamento,
pa e sorteo. Un exception ariba esaki lo
ta cu empleadonan, kendenan ta ausen-
te fo'i trallao pa un henter luna pa mo-
tibo di vacation, licencia, of enfermedad
lo no ta ariba e lista di miembronan
pa e luna ey.
in First Safety
Daniel Ramos, wowo bon-mark, ta saca
e prom6 numbernan cu ta ricibi premio-
nan den e prom6 sorteo di Safety
Sweepstakes dia 6 di September. E caja,
den cual e ta hinca su man, ta revolve e
kaartji di payroll prom6 cu e premionan
worde sack. President di e Comit6 Jan
Beaujon ta sperando ariba e kaartjinan
sack, pa registra e numbernan di payroll
cu a gana.
Daniel Ramos, well-blindfolded, reaches
into the mixing-cage for the first
numbers to receive prizes in the first
Safety Sweepstakes drawing September
6, with committee chairman Jan Beaujon
waiting to take them for recording by
other members of the committee.
A daughter, Margaret Mordrine, to
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph James, August 21.
A daughter, Katherine Perry, to Mr.
and Mrs. James Jeffries jr., August 23.
A daughter, Seferina Telma, to Mr.
and Mrs. Fllancisco Webb, Awuust 26.
A son, Anthony Victor, to Mr. and
Mrs. Vasco De Freitas, August 29.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Barbaristo
Amaya, September 6.
A son, Harry James, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ewald Woiski, September 7.
Olimpiada Ariba Dia di Alia
Di La Reina a Keda Graba
Den Historia di Sportpark
'Mas mih6 no por" tawata un obser-
vacion cu a worde scuchi cu e fltimo
corrida a worde haci e l6timo premio.
a worde dunA durante e Olimpiada ari-
ba Lago Sport Park dia 31 di Augustus.
Cu un sistema di loud-speaker pa haci
anuncionan i midico entire anuncionan,
cu e campo cuidadosamente marcA, i cu
un gran adorno di premionan obsequii
door di Compania i door di comercian-
tenan generoso, e encuentro a proba cu
e tawata bon organize, i cr4dito na e
Comit6 i otronan cu a traha ariba dje.
Desde e prome palabranan dirigi pa
Ram Harry Paul Presidente di e E. A.
C., hasta e presentation final di pre-
mionan door di Joseph Getts, represen-
tante pa Directiva pa Sport Park, e
encuentro tawata un composition extra-
vagante i fantkstica di sportnan pa e
ciennan di espectadornan, como pa e ho-
E estrella particular di e atardi ey ta-
wata R. O. Jackson, mientras cu T.
Johnson, J. Maduro, i F. Clark nan a
vega di gan'6 e honor. Jackson, kende
ta haya bastante ejercicio pa su pianan
den Dining Hall, a sali cuater biaha di
prome, encluyendo e 220-yarda entre-
club, e 100-yarda entre-club, 100 yarda
pa empleadonan di Lago, i e 100-yarda
final entire participantenan di henter Is-
la. e Gltimo aki e a haci'Ble den exacta-
mente 10 seconden. T. Johnson a tuma
parti den cinco wega, ganando dos se-
gundo, dos tercer, i un cuarto premio.
F. Clark tawatin un prom6 i tres se-
gundo premio, mientras cu J. Maduro a
sali cu un prom6, un segundo, dos ter-
Employee's Father Is Honored
Wilbur McShine, who is employed in
the Instrument department, was told by
friends last week of their hearing a
B.B.C. broadcast from London which an-
nounced important news of his father.
According to the radio report, King
George of England, in announcing var-
ious honors, had confirmed that the
title of "Honourable" be granted to Dr.
A. H. McShine, M.D. C.B.E., for life in
recognition of long and meritorious ser-
vices in Trinidad.
The title of "Honourable" is assumed
by all members of Trinidad's Legislative
and Executive Councils, but is held only
during the term of office. Only very
infrequently, as in this case, is a special
dispensation made which grants per-
manent use of the title, because of ex-
ceptional public services.
SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
W N F WI
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Na banda drechi nos ta mira un
fotografia di un carta, cu Gerente
,General L. G. Smith a ricibi reciente-
mente. E a word scirbi pa un official
kende ta ocupa un puesto halto den
Marina di Guera di Fstados Unidos.
Aunque e ta dirigi na Sr. Smith e +in
pa objeto tur empleadonan. E ta bi-
"E realizacionnan di bo compania
pa aumenta e cantidad di producto-
nan di petroleo, cu ta di un necesi-
dad urgent pa e esfuerzo di guera.
a yega na nos atencion.
Mi ta desea di expresa e aprecio
di Marina di Guera pa bo +rabao,
manteniendo e abastecimiento dl
eazeta i gasoline di aviacion pa e For-
zanan ArraB. Bo empleadonan a hac:
un bon contribution, bao di condi-
clonnan dificultoso. Na nan, especial-
mente, Marina di Guera ta desea di
haci su tribute fradicional "Bon
Segun cu quera ta desaroya, e ne-
cesidad pa boso production lo si-
gui crece. Como cu boso tin un bon
record den pasado, nos ta sigur cu
boso lo sigui haci e bon trabao".
The Bazooka ... Music to
An Allied Soldier's Ears
This war has produced many strange
weapons parachute mines, tanks
that are at home on land or in water,
booby traps of many kinds but few
more startling than the bazooka. Let a
high-ranking Army officer tell about it:
'... The secret weapon I am about to
describe soldiers have dubbed it the
"Bazooka" is a weapon which, car-
ried in the hands of a soldier, can
destroy any enemy tank on the battle-
field today. This weapon has been suc-
cessfully used by our forces in Africa to
destroy fortifications and tanks. It is so
simple and yet so powerful that any
foot soldier using it can stand his ground
with the certain knowledge that he is
the master of any tank which may
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, October d. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, October 2.
2118 1assachusotts Avenue, N. IT.
17 July 1943
Ur. L. G. Smith
Resident Director and General Manager
Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd.
ty dear Mr. Smith:
The aohievaments of your company in increasing the
output of petroleum products vitally needed for the war effort
have come to the attention of this Division.
I wish to take this opportunity to express the Navy's
appreciation for your efforts in maintaining the flow of
essential oil and aviation gasoline to the Armed Forces. The
response of your employees under' difficult conditions has been
most heartening. To them, especially, the Navy desires to pay
its traditional tribute "Well Done".
As the war expands on many fronts, the demands upon
your facilities will continue to increase. On the basis of
your record to date, I am confident that you will continue to
meet the test.
During recent operations in Africa, a
small but strong fort gave considerable
trouble to the Americans. One lone
soldier detached himself from the land-
ing party, waded ashore, and with one
shot from his weapon effected surrender
of the fort. That will be known as the
saga of one soldier and his 'Bazooka'.
On another occasion, an American
soldier armed with this weapon was
suddenly confronted by six tanks. Un-
observed, he fired hastily from cover.
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
Chief of the Incentive Division
The projectile missed the tanks, but
felled a large tree. The tank commander,
an experienced soldier, surrendered!
Their captors were astonished. The tank
commander explained: 'When you start
firing 155-mm. guns at tanks, it's time
These are two of many reports about
the phenomenal firepower of this
weapon. They have long been in mass
production and are being supplied in
quantity to both American and Allied
The weatherman isn't allow-
ed to say much about it, but
the calendar insists that it's
football weather in the
U.S.A. With practically all
colleges and universities
taken over by the Army or
Navy, and with collegiate
sports getting pushed into
the background in favor of
more warlike learning, prob-
ably most of the country's
football will be confined to
little shavers like this, the
stars of ten years from now.
FLASH! The NEWS
has printed hundr-
eds of pictures that
show what the ca-
mera sees: it now
reverses the process
and shows what a
Lagoite sees hen
he faces the came-
ra's flashgun. It is a
picture of a flash-
bulb at the instant
of its "firing", taken
from about 12 inch-
es distance. The
were made by re-
flector. It prints in
reverse, with the
most brilliant light
reproducing as coal
black, because the
picture was made
directly onto paper,
instead of film.
TH I mz.. e F ., f,.ig [ r ri c g 4 ..
MEC n 4 1.:. Af. .. T :
FO~fi"F;.. l r C 1.1; rci..
WAiS IHATI E
lw i..a .1. . .
FLEXIBLE 6LASS FIBRES, THINNER
.---- tHIAN A HUMAN HAIR, ARE USED IN
CAMOUFLA6ING IMPORTANT WAR PLAN-1
Robert Maclay of
the Accounting de- *.
apartment looks as
comfortable and "at
home" on a skitter-
ing aquaplane board
as he does sitting
behind a calculating
machine. It isn't
always smooth sail-
ing, though, and the
inset in the lower A
left corner shows
w h a t sometimes
happens on a fast
curve, with the rider
just disappearing in
a cloud of spray.
The pictures were
taken from Charlie
E sport aki cu ta yama "Aquaplaning", ta requeri un bon sen-
tido di equilibrio, siendo cu e tabla ariba cual e bomber ti para
ta worde remolra cu gran velocidad atras di un boto di motor.
E fotografia chiquito den hoeki ta mustra kiko ta socede ora
cu e cal.
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The setting is very plushy, and Jane Frazee is the girl who can look natural in
it. Jane's voice, also on the velvety side, took her on a swift course from the
radio networks to film stardom. She was seen and heard not long ago in
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home", which has not yet been shown here.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
"Coin Your Ideas" Awards
An award of Fls. 50 and three Fls. 25
awards featured the presentation of
Fls. 225 in "Coin Your Ideas" money in
September, with Jacobo Ruiz, cable
clerk, receiving the top money of Fls. 50.
His idea, profitable for himself and
money-saving for the Company, involves
a change in identifying Marine depart-
ment cables to Maracaibo.
Other awards were: Mario Agunbero,
FIs. 10, Suggested installations for fire
extinguishers; Marcelo Korsen, Fls. 10,
Installation of step on rack west of fill-
ing station at Garage; Louis Simmons,
Fls. 10, Suggested safety ladder for use
in storeroom at General Office; Cecil
Bishop, Fls. 10, Suggested alterations to
telephone conduit line, M. & C. Office,
Douglas Tonkinson, FIs. 25, Use of
shorter threaded cap screws on holding
rings of Alco coolers; Harold Culver,
Fls. 25, Conservation of welding rod;
Dan Zilko, Fls. 25, Saving through sim-
plification of settlement forms of
terminated and transferred employees;
Henry Richardson, Fls. 10, Installation
of additional safety precaution signs,
Lago Heights; Santiago Croes, Fls. 1f,
Installation of facilities for string A.
& B. division stationery at Personnel
department; Porfilio Croes, Fls. 10, In-
stallation of identification signs on all
Drydock shops; Simon Geerman, Fls. 10,
Suggested identifying signs for Drydock
utility building; George Hipp, Fls. 10,
"Information" sign at receptionist win-
dow, Personnel department; Don Heeb-
ner, Fls. 10, Suggested "Answer Tele-
phone Promptly" campaign to save time.
Married September 8 were Lucille Glo-
ria da Silva, nurse at the Lago Hospital,
and Hans del Prado of the Personnel de-
The ceremony was performed in the
Church of St. Teresa, with a reception
for Mr. and Mrs. del Prado afterwards
at the home of Mrs N. van Gennip in
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Sept. 1 15 Thursday, Sept. 23
Sept. 1 30 Saturday, October 9
(Week Ending September II)
Light Oils Oper.
WON LOST Pet.
Former Steno Studes Form Gregg
Shorthand Writers Association
A continued shorthand speed in excess
of 100 words per minute is the aim of
over a dozen employees who met August
29 to form the Gregg Shorthand Writers
Association. Most of the members had
their training in speedwriting here,
finishing their studies with speeds from
80 to 100 words per minute, and by
working privately they hope not only to
keep their skill but to increase their
The group, of which Frank Robinson
of Receiving & Shipping is Secretary
and Robert Constantine of Personnel is
Treasurer, has asked Jerome Littmann
of the Training Division to be Chairman
and examiner, and to coordinate their
efforts. They have sent a letter to the
publishers of the Gregg shorthand
method advising them of the plans.
There will be weekly meetings for
dictation within the group, and occasion-
al tests to check their progress. A small
subscription will be used to build up a
shorthand library, including books,
magazines, and records. Any shorthand
writers who wish to join the group will
Light Oils Office
Lab. No. 1
WON LOST Pet.
Jacobo Ruiz. cable clerk, won top "C.Y.
I." award of Fls. 50.
AkI 'riba no. ta mira Jacobo Rulz, kende su tra-
bac ta di mira pa cablegramnan na Oficlna Ge-
neral. E tawata mscn cu a ricibi e premium dl mat
grand dun" pa "Coin Your Ideas"' durante Sep
member, riclblende fIs. 50 pa un bon sugestlon
haci en conexlon cu su trabao.
M. & C. Office
WON LOST Pct.
17 7 .708
Jong Holland B
San Nicolas Jrs.
San Nicolas Police
Labor Camp 95
Colony Commissary 89
Lemons taste sour, but they actually
contain more sugar than either peaches
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 17, 1943
SEPTEMBER 17, 1<43 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7
Queen's Birthday Olympiad
Makes Sport Park History
"The best of its kind" was a remark
overheard after the last race was run
and the last prize was given at the Lago
Sport Park Olympiad August 31. With
a loud-speaker system for announce-
ments and music between announce-
ments, with the field carefully marked
off, and with a great array of prizes
donated by the Company and by gener-
ous merchants, the meet showed care-
ful organization, and credit to the Com-
mittee and others who worked on it.
From the opening words by Ram Har-
ry Paul. Chairman of the E.A.C., to the
final presentation of prizes by Joseph
Getts, Management representative for
the Sport Park, the meet was a sports ex-
travaganza for the hundreds of specta-
tors as well as the many dozens of con-
The individual star of the afternoon
was R. O. Jackson, with T. Johnson, J.
Maduro, and F. Clark running him a
close race for the honor. Jackson, who
gets plenty of exercise for his legs at
the Dining Hall, took four firsts, includ-
ing the 220-yards inter-club, the 100-
yards inter-club, 100-yards for Lago
employees, and 100-yards final inter-
island, the last in 10 seconds flat. T.
Johnson placed in five events, winning
two seconds, two thirds, and a fourth.
F. Clark had a first and three seconds,
while J. Maduro ran away with a first,
a second, and two thirds.
The complete results of the meet
follow, with names shown in order of
100-yard Inter-Club, R.O. Jackson, F.
Clark, J. Maduro; 100-yards Inter-
School, E. Ridderstad, J. Brown, A.
Voist; 75-yards Apprentices, S. Hoek,
R. Tromp, H. van Dutikom; 100-yards
Lago Employees, R. O. Jackson, F.
Clark, T. Johnson; Girls' Needle &
Thread race, Clara Vasquez, Arlene Vas-
quez, Freda Warner; High jump, Inter-
Club, J. B. Cox, H. James, S. Martyn,
T. Johnson; 440-yards Relay, Schutters,
Platoon 1, Platoon 3; 220-yards, Inter-
Club, R. O. Jackson, T. Johnson, J. Ma-
duwo; Obstacle race, Inter-Club, F.
Clark. E. Tromp, E. Huckleman; Mile
cycle, open, Cox, Illidge, Jones; Half-
mile, Inter-Club, I. Boosher, A. Allyn,
Strocker, E. Huckleman; Ladies' Needle
and Thread, Mrs. A. deVries, Mrs. Jes-
surun, Miss J. Pandt, Miss E. Richard-
son; 75-yards Three-legged, Inter-Club,
Clark and Johnson, St. Vincent, Huckle-
man and Strocker, Essoville; Women's
50-yards, Miss Freda Hartogh, Mrs. A.
deVries, Miss L. Wells, Mrs. F. Warner;
440-yards Relay, Inter-Club, J. Maduro,
Sabaneta, E. Huckleman, Essoville; 16-
(see column 3)
At top is a partial
view of the crowd at
the Queen's Birth-
day Olympiad. At
James of Personnel
is taking a high
jump with ease. (lHe
later won second in
the event). At bot-
tom is a view of the
dozens of prizes that
spurred the contest-
Ala 'riba nos ta mi-
ra un vision partial
di e muchedumbre
cu a acudi na e
Olimpiada ariba dia
di afa di La Reina.
Harold James di
ta tumando un salto
halto cu facilidad.
(Despues e tawata e
di dos cu a gana den
e deported ey). 4bao
nos por contempla e
dozijnnan di premio
cu a duna e partici-
Boxing almost had a
revival at the Lago
Heights ring August
20, with a sizeable
crowd of spectators
on hand, but only
one contestant. Se-
ployee who is algo a
boxer, had to con-
tent himself with
punching the sand-
bag, after the ar-
-- nfif *
pound Shot Put, McLean, J. Maduro, H.
Tremus; Throwing the ball, Lago em-
ployees, C. B- Bennett, T. Johnson, C.
Bonadic, ..o-yards, Final, Inter-Island,
R. O. Jackson, F. Clark, T. Johnson
(Note: the time in this race was 10
seconds flat); Mile, Inter-Club, Lacle.
A. Tjaw-A-Kian, B. Williams.
CasE tawatin un renaclmiento di boxeo no ring
dl Lago Heights dia 20 dl Augustus, Cu bast
hopi espectadornan present, pero solamente un
contendlente. Segundo Maduro, empleado di La-
boratorio, kende ta un boxeador Arubiano mashA
conoci, master content su mes golpeando un sa-
co di santo despues cu e arreglonan a cal den
ASEPTEMBER 17 1943
T.S.D. Men Tour Colombia
And Venezuela on Local
Airplanes, boats, trains, buses, and
automobiles were pressed into service on
the local vacation taken recently by
Carter Miller and Garth Viele of the
T.S.D., when they made a long swing
through Venezuela and Colombia.
Neither of the travelers speaks
Spanish, and they progressed purely by
sign language and two Spanish-English
phrase books which were well-thumbed
by the time they returned. When they
carried on conversations of any length
the third party was likely to get writer's
cramp, since they usually managed to
request that information be written
down, after which they would dig its
meaning out of a phrase book.
Only once did this practical method
almost get them into serious trouble. In
dickering for a private car to take them
* -. 1i
These pictures are a few of those taken by Carer Miller and Garth Viele of T.S.D. on their
recent trip in South America. In column 1, Mirer at left and Viele In the center have their
picture taken with a vacationing nurse from Panama. Above, a peaceful scene near Popoyan, a
town In southern Colombia. Below at left, the Tequendama waterfall near Bogota, majestic in
height but no photographers' paradise because It is nearly always shrouded in clouds. Below at
right, a church they visited at Popoyan.
E fotografianan ariba e pagina akl a word tuna pa dos empleado dI TS. D. (cu ta par'ce
na banda robes), durante un rcilente blaha di vacaclon na Colombia.
a sizeable distance from one town to
another, the driver wrote down as his
price the figure $ 7.50. Miller and Viele
were naturally elated at what seemed to
be the remarkably low price of seven
dollars ind a half for so long a trip.
Luckily for their peace of mind and
purses, they discovered just in time that
the Colombian sign for the peso is "$",
that a Colombian custom is to use a
decimal point in numbers over 100. and
that the actual price was 150 pesos, or
slightly more than 150 guilders. (They
decided to go by train).
A quick survey of their route shows
them flying to Maracaibo July 17; going
up the lake and 70 kilometers up the
Oatatumbo river by power-schooner
(with the famous- Catatumbo lightning
lighting the way at night) to Encontra-
dos; from there to Cucuta, in Colombia.
changing trains three times; on by bus
on the 'rans-Andean highway, going
from 700 feel to 12,000 feet altitude in
a short time: and by train int9 Bogota.
Their schedule in Colombia was some-
times disrupted by the fact that they
had expected slow trains, and usually
found fast modern ones.
After four days in Bogota they went
by train to Cali, not far from the Pacific
coast; south 150 kilometers to Popoyan,
a very old city; back.to Call tor two
more of its cool nights, then by plane to
Medillin; later to Barranquilla and final-
ly to Ar.ba, 16 days after leaving.
Both are enthusiastic about Venezue-
la's and Colombia's mountain, jungle,
and tropical scenery, and both look for-
ward to a similar future trip, with
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