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PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Former Operator at Powerhouse
Sights Ships and Sinks Same
William Lennox, Powerhouse operator
here until he was called to active duty
in the Navy late in 1940 (he was an
Annapolis graduate) now commands a
submarine in the Pacific.
The Navy assigned him to undersea
duty because of the diesel engine exper-
ience he gained at the Powerhouse. He
is a Lieutenant Commander.
In a recent V-mail letter to Dan Zilko
of Personnel, he says: "Thanks a lot for
the copies of the ESSO NEWS. At the
rate the war is going these days I expect
to be able to rejoin you in about a year
and a half. Next time you write see if
you can get some of the new Princess
Margriet stamps. I have a stamp col-
lector aboard who is nuts about new
issues. My hobby is still photography
and I try to get 'em with the torpedoes
hitting and the Rising Sun sinking".
Aid 'riba nos ta mira William Lennox,
kende adteriormente tawata operator na
Powerhouse I actualmente ta comman-
dante en letfe di un submarine, comba-
tiendo e Japonesnan den Pacifico. E a
worde colock den e ramo di submarine
di Armada, pa motibo di su experiencia
on mltorman Diesel cu e a haya na
Acid & Edel.
Bldg. & Maint.
Bldg. & Maint.
Bldg. & Maint.
Mason & Ins.
Weganan di Futbol Hungf na Lago
Sport Park pa Beneficio di
Victimanan cu a Resulta fo'i
Desbordamento di Orinoco
Simpatizadornan deportivo di futbol
di Aruba a ricibi un entretenimento rare
dia diezseis i diezsiete di October, como
tambe den auxilia un bon causa, ora cu
e oncena campion di Curacao, Indenpen-
diente, a bin pa hunga un series di dos
wega contra e dos teamnan mih6 di Aru-
ba, cu ta R. C. A. i Schutternan.
E product neto, proveniente di e pre-
cionan di entrada, a worde dedic pa en-
gordi e fondo pa victimanan cn a resul-
ta fo'i e desbordamento di Orinoco.
Aruba a sali pareeuw den e dos wega-
nan, cu R. C. A. perdiendo contra e on-
cena di Curacao 4 2, mientras cu
Continued den Pagina 8
OCTOBER 29, 1943
President R.W. Gallagher
Of S.O. Co. (N.J.) Visits
Aruba for First Time
Meetings With E.A.C. and F.S.
E.C. Included in Inspection Trip
Arriving here from Maracaibo in the
Company's plane the morning of October
28, R. W. Gallagher, President of the
Standard Oil Company (N.J.), paid his
first visit to the Lago Oil & Transport
Company's Aruba operations this week.
Accompanied by New York and Ve-
nezuela officials, President Gallagher re-
mained here until the afternoon of the
29th, when he returned to Venezuela to
make connections with Pan American
Airways for the trip to the States.
Heading the schedule of events for
the prominent visitors were inspection
tours of the plant and of Colony fa-
cilities. Thursday evening a smoker with
informality as its keynote was arranged
at the Esso Club for Management su-
pervisors and guests, and Friday morn-
ing President Gallagher and others of
the party met with the Employees' Ad-
visory Committee and the Foreign Staff
In addition to Mr. Gallagher, the
guests included Eugene Holnian, Vice-
President of S. O. Co. (N.J.), Harry
Weiss, President of the Humble Oil &
Refining Company, Clarence Lieb, Pre-
sident of the Creole Petroleum Corpora-
tion, and Arthur Proudfit, James A.
Clark, and Roger Sherman of Creole's
In September Sweep
Steward Employee Wins Fis. 75
FIs. 25 Won by 24 Employees
See Page 2 for Names of Winners
VOL. 4, No. 15
2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Oldtimer Leaves Cash Boxes After 18 Years
At right, Cashier Benny Henriquez
,closes the big safe at. the Accounting
Office for the last time as he leaves
Company service. Above, Office Manager
T. C. Brown, on behalf of Accounting
employees, gives Mr. Henriquez a watch
as a farewell token.
Na bands drechi nos ta mira Benny Henriquez cera e Caha di Hero grand na
Oficina di Cahero pa e 6ltimo bez, como cu e to laga empleo di Compania. Na
bands robez, Sr. T. C. Brown, Gerente di Oficina ta entrega Sr. Henriquez un
oloshi como recuerdo, den number di empleadonan di departamento di Accounting.
Benjamin Titus Henriquez, best known
as "Benny", left the Company October
15 after more than 18 years service,
during all of which he had handled the
Benny was employed August 5, 1925,
as Marine Cashier, when the Company's
operations here consisted of a crude
transfer station, with marine operations
only. With the building of the refinery
in 1928 and the organization of two
separate offices, he became cashier in
the general Accounting department, and
held that post until the termination of
his services last week.
At the end of his last day, the entire
Accounting department personnel
gathered to say goodbye, and to see him
receive their farewell gift, a handsome
gold watch. In making the presentation,
Office Manager T. C. Brown said his
fellow-employees had always found him
to be loyal, trustworthy, courteous, and
competent, and wished him success in
his new post at the Aruba Bank.
Benjamin Titus Henriquez, kende por
lo general ta conoci como "Benny", a
kita fo'i empleo di Compania dia 15 di
October, despues di un sirbishi cu a dura
mas di 18 afia, durante cual e tawata mi-
ra pa e Caha di Compania tur e tempo
Benny a worde empleA dia.5 di Au-
gustus, 1925, como Cahero den Oficina
di Marina, na e tempo cu operacionnan
di Compania ta consist aki di un esta-
cion pa transport petr6leo crudo, cu
operacionnan di Oficina di Marina unica-
mente. Cu e fundacion di e refineria na
1928 1 e organization di dos oficinanan
separA, e a bira Cahero den departamen-
to general di Accounting, teniendo e
puesto ev t'e na e terminacion di su sir-
bishinan siman pasg.
Na fin di su iltimo dia henter perso-
nal di departamento di Accounting a reu-
ni pa yam6 av6, i pa mir6 ricibi nan re-
galo di despedida, cu ta un bunita olo-
shi di oro. Haciendo e presentation, Sr.
T. C. Brown, Gerente di Oficina, a bisa
cu su companero-empleadonan semper a
hayele di ta fiel, confiabel, cort6s i com-
petente i nan ta dese6 bon 4xito den su
puesto nobo na Aruba Bank.
OCTOBER 29, 1943
A son. Frank Howard, to Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Lejuez, Sept. 30.
A daughter, Dagmar Ryllis Idelia, to
Mr. and Mrs. M. Richardson, Sept. 30.
A daughter, Eveline Euphemia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Claudius Davis, October 1.
A son, Candido, l.o Mr. and Mrs. Ciria-
co Maduro, October 3.
A daughter, Adelaida Olivia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Bertrano German, October 6.
A daughter, Sandra Faye, to Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Springer, October 7.
A daughter, Victoria Wilhelmina, to
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Duzanson, October 8.
A daughter, Annmarie, to Mr. and
Mrs. T.E. Mau-A-Sam, October 10.
A daughter, Joyce Roslynn, to Mr.
and Mrs. James Bailey, October 10.
A daughter, Marie Josephine, to Mr.
and Mrs. James Brunings, October 11.
A son, Calvin Ignatius, to Mr. and
Mrs. John De Abreu, October 11.
A daughter, Eva Adela, to Mr. and
Mrs. Levi Latham, October 13.
A son, Pedrito Heraldo, to Mr. and
Mrs. Gaston Priest, October 13.
A son, Ronald Dudley. to Mr. and Mrs.
Horace 3rant, October 15.
A son, Jose Candelario, to Mr. and
Mrs. Simon Ras, October 16.
A daughter, Nancy Guerlaine. to Mr.
and Mrs. Rene deVries, October 16.
A son, Edwino Andre, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan Rasmijn, October 16.
A son, George Allan, to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Harry, October 17.
A daughter, Gerda Ilse, to Mr. and
Mrs. E.L. Sjaw-A-Kiam, October 17.
A son, Luciano. to Mr. and Mrs. Esta-
nislao Winterdaal. October 18.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Nico-
laas, October 21.
Bad brakes are no excuse for an ac-
cident. If the car ahead stops suddenly,
-Traffc Safety Committee
Prizewinners in September Safety Sweepstakes
(Bond Fortuna of October 21)
Jose Zefrin Stewards FIs. 75
(All other prizes are Fl. 25)
Willem de Miranda
Lawrence Da Silva
Louis van Romondt
H. C. Waits
OVCTODBCER I, I r-EO
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
KEEP ON SLUGGING
The prizefighter who begins to "let down" and
"take it easy" in the eighth round of a ten-round
fight, because he has his opponent groggy, is court-
ing trouble. That's why smart fighters never do it.
They know the groggy opponent might uncork a
Jucky punch. or even revive if given a chance; they
know the only safe opponent is one that is flat on
his back when the referee says "ten" over him.
And so the fighter who is plainly winning slugs all
-he harder when victory is near.
Neither end of the Axis is groggy yet, but the
plentiful news of Allied successes may make it seem
so and might easily bring on the let-down in effort
that could reverse the good news. 1he men on
world-wide battlefronts will not be lei-ing down, and
just as surely the men behind the battlefronts will
have to "keep on slugging".
Fifty fighting planes can use up 300,000 rounds of
small-arms ammunition in one minute. This is as much
as 10,000 men in Napoleon's army would have used in a
P.S. They use up a lot of aviation gasoline, too!
Den un minuut cincuenta aeroplano di combat por
usa 300,000 bala. Hace un siglo, henter un eh4rcito con-
sistiendo di 10,000 sold. lo a usa e mes
rante batalla di un dia.
Ernest Green of the Electrical de
apartment, on October 14, at the age of
33. He was employed February 4, 1940.
He was a participant in the Thrift Plan,
and is survived by his wife, two sons,
and a daughter.
John Pantophlet of the Light Oils
Finishing department, on October 22, at
the age of 44. He was employed for a
few months in 1932, and had contin-
uous service since his re-employment in
1937. He was a participant in the
Thrift Plan, and is survived by his wife,
a son, and two daughters.
John Calvin Raymond, head of the
Material Accounting department, on Oc-
tober 24, at the age of 44. He was first
-employed January 30, 1930, and had
continuous service from that date. He
was a participant in the Thrift Plan, and
is survived by his wife, a son, and a
cantidad ey du-
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, November 19. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, November 13.
Allied Goods For North Africa
An Arab weighs flour for a French farm woman at a
market in Algiers, in North Africa. The flour and other
foodstuffs and clothing are being provided by the United
Nations to liberated countries as part of an Allied pro-
gram of rehabilitation.
E fotografia aki 'riba ta mustra nos un irabe pisando ha-
rina pa un muh6 frances di canpo na Algiers, un ciudad
den Africa del Norte. E N1acionnan Uni ta suministra ha-
rina i otro alimentonan i un cantidad grand di articulonan
di bisti na paisnan, despues cu nan a word liberty fo'i e
e dominio di Alemania.
Below, interested employees watch as members of the Safety department and
the Safety Sweepstakes Committee conduct the September drawing for lottery
tickets won through improved departmental safety records. Drawings are held
outside the Plant Pay Office during the first week of each month for the
duration of the contest, and are public.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
trrrrrl n2 ,10 ?n
Wind-blown palms and the
familiar sisal plant (related
to the century plant) with
the blue Caribbean in the
background, form a pleasing
tropical skyline in this shot
taken on "The Hill".
We can't tell you her name all we know about
her is that she seems to be dressed for Aruba
of KNOWLEDGE ~I
/.ER.HANT SHIPS ARE NOW
EQUIPPED WITH PORTABLE ELECTRICAL A'
MEGAPHONES FOR USE WHEN
BOMBS OR TORPElXPO KNOCK
OUT Ti E REGULAR COMMUNICATION
SIX NEIW S5/PS
ARE NOW ZIARNCIMF //i
TYE /UN/IrEC STATES
CASTOR CO/ 1S BEING USEP N
AS A LUBRICANT IN BOMBER
AND FIGHTER PLANES, AND AS
A DURING OIL FOR AIRCRAFT
VARNIS 1E ANP PAINTS
OCTOBER 29, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
Jan Mfller, employee van de Maatschappij, doch in mili-
tairen dienst sedert September 1939, werd 9 October j.l.
tot luitenant bij de Schutterij benoemd. Deze plechtighlcid
vond plaats in tegenwoordigheid van vele zmjner vrienden
van de Lago op de binnenplaats van de Margrietkazerne.
Op de tweede foto rechts inspecteert Gezaghebber Wage-
maker, vergezeld van de Nederlandse en Amerikaanse mi- l.
litaire autoriteiten, de troepen voor de be6ediging. Boven-
san rechts spreekt Kapitein van der Spek den Heer M il-
ler (in wit uniform links) en de Schutters toe, waarna de
proclamatie van Zijne Excellentie den Gouverneur werd -"r
voorgelezen. waarbij de Lago employ tot luitenant
Jan Moller, on the Company's employment records as an
\, Engineer, but a soldier since war clouds descended in
i, 1939, was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Schutterij
branch of the Netherlands Army October 9. The ceremony,
which took place at the new "Margriet" military barracks
in Oranjestad, was attended by many of his Lago friends.
In the picture immediately above, Governor Wagemaker,
accompanied by ranking Netherlands and American mili-
7mE .AM* fRm WE X# tary men, reviews the troops before the commissioning.
NATrONAI srrY COUNCIL At top, Capt. van der Spek addresses Mr. Moiler (in
white uniform at left) and the soldiers, after which a
proclamation of His Excellency the Governor was read,
making the Lagoite an officer.
It may be on the slightly cruel side to
publish a picture of snow in the midst
of the hot season, but perhaps readers
should be reminded that there are places
where it is cool. This snow pile was
collected in front of the Cold Storage
building last week when the freezing
pipes were cleaned, and anyone with a
yen for winter could jump in. James
Bryson, complete with the heavy wool
sweater he wears for his work's freezing
temperatures, shows how it might
E fotografia cu nos ta mira aki, cual a
worde tum& ariba un di e dianan mas
caluroso siman pasi, ta mustra nos c i
na Aruba, sin embargo, tin lugarnan
fresco Nos por mira un mont6n di
sneeuw, cu a word collect paf6 di e
edificio di Cold Storage despues cu e tu-
bonan di refrigeration a worde limpid.
E empleado kende ta par'ce aki, sintan-
do ariba e sneeuw tumando su frialdad,
ta James Bryson.
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS OCTOBER 29, 1943
Modern New Aruba Hotel
To Open in Near Future
With Gala Celebration
Construction that lasted over a year,
and plans that go back considerably
farther, will reach completion in the next
few days with the official dedication of
I ."The Strand Hotel", located just outside
Oranjestad on the main road. Of wide-
spread interest as the only modern hotel
on the island, the Strand will be a credit
to Aruba and will no doubt be a show-
place for some time to come.
The official opening is planned for
the very near future, including an even-
ing reception with approximately 300
.- . guests invited, and a dance following the
Ch. J. Neme, Oranjestad business-
man, is owner, and the hotel will be ma-
naged by Emile Borberg A., who hails
Aruba has long felt the need of
adequate accommodations for the many
transients, and the Strand should be a
long step toward filling this need. At
Sf present the hotel has eight rooms, with
Sa total of ten beds. Each room has pri-
vate bath. The management says good
food is to be the keynote of the new
enterprise, and efforts are being made
to import fresh garden produce from the
Andean truck gardens of Venezuela.
Permits have been granted for the
immediate construction of two additional
wings, which will provide 25 more rooms,
and work will start on these soon.
These wings, together with the pre-
sent structure, will form a patio, in
which it is planned to build a swimming
pool, using sea water.
Plans for the future also call for
two launches for use in transporting
guests to a beach on the reef opposite
the hotel, for sunbathing or sea bathing.
At top left is a view of the modernistic
front of the hotel, with lounges at
center and right, and bedroom wing at
center and right, and bedroom wing
extending to the left.
At center, one portion of the lounge can
be cleared for dancing. Beyond it is the
dining room, completely glass-enclosed.
At bottom, another portion of the
lounge, with the bar in the alcove open-
ing at right.
OCTOBER 29, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7
Inauguracion Di Un Hotel i -
Nobo Moderno Na Aruba
Den Cercano Futuro ,
E construction, situA a poca distancia
di Oranjestad a lo largo di e camina L
grand, lo bini kli denter di poco dia
mas cu aplicacion oficialmente di e nom-
her di "The Strand Hotel". despues di un
period di construction ct:. a dura mas
di un afia, i proyectonan cu ta data con-
siderablemente mas leeuw. Di interest ex-
tenso como e finico hotel modern ariba
e isla, "Straln" lo ta un cr~dito pa Aru-
ba i indudablemente lo ta un lugar ad-
mirativo pa temponan venidero. Y
E inauguracion official ta plane muy
den cercano future, encluyendo un recep-
cion nocturno na cual lo tuma parti apro-
ximadamente 300 convidadonan, i un bai-
le siguiendo e recepcion.
Ch. J. Neme, comerciante residiendo
na Oranjestad, ta e propietario, i e ho-
tel lo word dirigi door di Emile Bor-
berg A., kende ta natural di Venezuela.
Aruba a sinti durante much tempo -
necesidad di acomodacionnan apto pa e -
cantidad grand di bishitantenan, i e T
"Strand" lo ta un paso eficaz na e di- we
reccion ey. Actualmente e hotel tin ocho
kamber, cut un total di diez cama. Cada
kamber tin bafio privi. Directiva ta bi-
sa cu bon cuminda lo ta e esfuerzo prin-
cipal di e empresa nobo, i empefionan ta -
worde haci pa import legumbrenan
fresco fo'i e huertonan Andino di Vene-
Permisonan a worde duntt pa e con-
struccion inmediata di dos alanan adi-
cional, cu lo provee 25 kamber mas, i
pronto trabao lo cuminza ariba esaki-
E alanan aki huntu cu e present con-
struccion lo forma un patio, den cual ta
word plane& pa construi un piscina,
usando awa di lami.
Plannan den future ta exigi tambe
dos lancha den sirbisfii pa transporta-
cion di huespednan na un playa ariba e
rif enfrente di e hotel, pa bafio di solo I ."*. -.-. .
of bafio di lami.
At top right is the bedroom wing, with
eight rooms. The room at the end of
the corridor is to be called the "Honey-
moon Suite", and is reported to have
been reserved already shortly after the
opening for a Curacao couple.
At center, the bar.
At bottom, a distant shot of the striking
new addition in Aruba's landscape.
8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS OCTOBER 29, 1943
Benefit Football Games
For Flood Sufferers
Played at Sport Park
Aruba's football fans received a rare
treat October 16 and 17, as well as help-
ing a good cause, when the Curaqao
champions, Independiente, came to play
a two-game series against two of Aru-
ba's best, the R.C.A. and the Schutters.
The net proceeds from the admission
charges went to swell the fund for the
victims of the Orinoco flood.
Aruba came out even in the series,
with R.C.A. losing to the CuraQao team
4 to 2, while the Schutters defeated the
visitors 3 to 0.
The opening game started encourag-
ingly for the local players, with Chomy
Quandt, playing center for R.C.A., mak-
ing the first score after a fast com-
bination of good plays in the forward
line. Soon afterwards Frans Kelkboom
The play was action-
packed when Curacao's F .
Independiente came '. "
here October 15 and 16 ?
to challenge Araba's '
best. In this shot of the
first game, the three
striped jerseys belong
to R.C.A.'s men; Tom-
my Tromp is heading
the ball, with F r a n s
Kelkboom at the left
and Angel Chirino at
right,.near the Indepen-
San Nicolas Police
(Week ending October 23)
WON LOST Pet.
0 Colony Service
Light Oils Operators
1 Process Testers
WON LOST Pet.
Accounting No. 1
Light Oils Office
Instrument No. 1
Laboratory No. 1
E wega tawata yen di activldad dia cu Independiente team campion di Curacao
a bini aid dia 15 1 16 di October pa desafia e miho teamnan di Aruba. Den e fo-
tografla aid: cual a worde tuma di e prome wega, nos ta mira e tres camisanan
en strepi cu ta pertenece na muchanan d
la, cu Frans Kelkboom na banda robz
di e goal di
made it 2 0 for R.C.A. Independien-
te's attacks were constant and furious,
but were beaten off successfully.
The R.C.A. fullbacks made two penal-
ties in this half. The first penalty kick
was made with bad effect, with the ball
bouncing off the poles. Brion, playing
center for Independiente, made the first
score for his team soon afterward, and
later a second penalty hit the point, to
tie the score 2 to 2 at half time.
Fast and furious play continued in the
second half, in spite of bad weather
conditions, but this time R.C.A.'s game
slackened, while that of their opponents
increased in strength. Independiente
managed to make their third and fourth
scores, both by the right wing, while
holding R.C.A. scoreless in the second
i R. C. A.; Tommy Tromp ta kop e ba-
i Angel Chirino na banda drechi, cerca
Di pagina 1
Schutternan a derrota e bishitantenan
E wega a principia cu animacion pa
ambos banda, cu Chomy Quandt, hun-
gando midvoor pa R. C. A. a hinca e pro-
m6 goal, despues di un bon i rapido com-
binacion den line di voorwaartsnan. Po-
co despues Frans Kelkboom a haci e sco-
re 2 0 na fabor di R.C.A. Aanvalnan
di Indenpendiente tawata constant i
furioso, pero nan a worde rechazA cu
E fullbacknan di R.C.A. a haci dos
penalte den e rond aki. E prome penalte
a worde tirA cu mal efecto, chocando e
bala contra palo di goal. Poco despues
Brion, midvoor di Independiente, a haci
e prome punto pa su team i luego un
segundo penalte a dal den blanco, tablan-
do e wega 2 2 na half-time.
M. & C. Office
E ega tawata rapido i animA den e
segundo mitar, a pesar di condicionnan
malo di tempo pero e turno aki R.C.A.
su wega a floha, mientras cu e wega pa
part di su adversarionan a aumenta den
potencia. Independiente anto a score e
di tres i di cuater goal, cualnan ambos a
worde haci pa e rechtsbuiten, mientras
cu R.C.A. a worde teni incapaz di haci
un punto den henter e segundo mitar.
Training for 166 members of the
Lago Police department started October
18, with Lt. Oorthuis supervising the
drill period, and Corporal Illidge con-
ducting the classroom work. These men
will take the full course of 32 hours in-
struction, after which 250 men will take
the review course.