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DL. 4, No. 17 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTC. DECEMBER 10, 1943
New Aviation Gasoline-Producing Facilities Inaugurated
In two days of formal ceremony,
orts, and celebration, Lago's new
iation-gasoline facilities were inaugu-
ted December 4 and 5, with nearly all
iployees and many family members ta-
ng part in one or more of the events.
The formal dedication took place
turday afternoon; Saturday evening a
nce at the Esso Club continued the
ebration, and a full weekend was
maxed Sunday afternoon with a Sport
rk feature that included a football
tch, free refreshments, and the pre-
3tation of Fls. 300 in gate prizes.
On Saturday, all day-workers had
mn released from work at 3 o'clock, :
i several thousand took the opportuni-
of witnessing the inauguration. Fol-
Sing gunfire by the Navy to herald
opening of events, there was a
trade in which the American Legion
um and Bugle Corps, an impressive
or guard, and military units took part.
Continued on page 5
ye, Lago's President, W. J. Haley, speaks
he inauguration. At right is a view of
a's largest structure, the Fluid Catalyst
8aley, Presidente di Lago Oil & Transport
kende ta par'ce aki 'riba, ta papiando
inauguracion. Na banda drechi nos ta
-un bista di e estrpctura mras grand di
kruba, e Fluid Catalyst ("Cat") Plant.
"The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes
This saying by a military official might easily apply to
Lago's newest construction program, the results of which
were inaugurated last week.
Overcoming wartime shipping and transportation diffi-
culties, material and labor shortages, and blackout con-
ditions, the job was done in record time. The "Cat" Plant,
for instance, will be in operation before a similar plant
in the United States on which construction was begun
in advance of the local unit. On this huge and infinitely
complicated structure, all building above the foundation
has been done since March 1, and improvements were
being made continually during construction, so that it
represents the last word in its class.
With every department contributing something to the
program, it would be fruitless to give credits in detail,
but some highlights can be mentioned. Some conception
of the Warehouse staff's work can be seen in the fact
that they handled Fls. 17,000,000 worth of material in a
great number of temporary storage spaces; out of that
vast amount of material the right piece of equipment had
to be delivered to the right place on the right job at the
right time. Stevedores unloaded more cargo in less time
than ever since the refinery began, sometimes as much
as 10,000 tons awaiting them at one time. (An interesting
sidelight is the fact that one cargo ship started loading
Lago construction material just seven days after it was
Many departments, such as the Engineering and others,
were on a continuous overtime basis for months. In the
a little time
M. & C. department much more than normal prefabrica
tion of material was done, to keep reconstructed units
out of operation the shortest possible time. The shop
were continually called upon to duplicate parts that wer
broken in transit or failed to arrive in time through ship
ping irregularities. Operating department revisions wer
shortened to the limit, and whenever a plant was recon
structed, some other unit was pressed into service t,
keep u-p production. The Instrument department labor(
under a shortage of skilled instrument engineers, ye
completed its part of the job ahead of schedule.
The three major contractors, M. W. Kellogg Co., J. G
White Engineering Corp., and Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.
had a huge job, and completed it creditably.
Typical of contractors' problems was one encountered
by the builders of the new Powerhouse, where an excava
tion at the edge of the lagoon, 18 feet below sea level
had to be kept dry for pouring of concrete. For week
they pumped 40,000 gallons of water a minute out of th
porous coral area.
The usual boundaries between divisions within Lag
and between Lago and the contractors were torn down
Red tape was slashed in the delivery of material, th
starting of work, the giving of orders the keynote wa
"Do the work now, take care of the formalities later".
These and the excellent relations between employee
and management, the cooperative spirit that said "let'
get the job done", were the factors that tied the grea
project together and brought it to completion.
A recent roster of employees looks like
the index of a book of maps. The com-
bination of dozens of nationalities pool-
ing their efforts to build Lago's new
aviation-gasoline facilities is symbolic of
all the war efforts of the United Na-
- The West Indies is represented nearly
completely, including more than one is-
land of which many persons may never
have heard. There are St. Vincent and
St. Eustatius, Saba, Montseratt, Trini-
dad, Tobago, Tortola, St. Barros, Ane-
gada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Nevis,
St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Grenada, Sto. Do-
mingo, Dominica. St. Martin, Anguilla,
Haiti, Nevis, Cuba Curacao and Bonaire.
Central America sent employees from
Mexico and Panama, while South Ame-
rica is represented by Argentina, Co-
lombia, Peru, Venezuela, British Guiana.
and Surinam. North America furnished
U.S. citizens and Canadians.
European countries appearing in the
service records include Belgium, Cze-
choslovakia, Denmark, Eire, Engeland,
Greece, Hungary, Poland, Russia Spain.
Sweden, Holland, Yugoslavia, and Por-
tugal. Going farther afield, there are
employees who hail from China, the
Uinon of South Africa, the Netherlands
East Indies, and one man from Singa-
Eleccion Anual Di Miembronan
Di E.A.C. (Comit6 Consultativo
Di Empleadonan) Lo Worde
Teni Na December
Empleadonan represents door di e
Comit6 Consultativo di Empleadonan lo
elegi Representantenan e luna aki den e
election annual di miembronan, cual vo-
tacion pa stembiljet lo worde dirigi door
di contadornan, nombra pa e Comit6
Consultativo di Empleadonan en coope-
racion cu e various departamentonan. Fe-
chanan di e election lo worde publicA
despues den un anuncio especial.
Representantenan den e Comit6 la au-
menta fo'i 25 hasta 29, siguiendo un
agrupacion nobo di districtonan cu lo
inclui 23 district en bez di 21 manera
anterior. E cambio tawata e resultado
di peticionnan pa parti di constituyente-
nan, causA pa un redistribucion di em-
pleadonan i un aumento di e nimero di
empleadonan den algun departamento-
E grupo cu ta organize e election ta
desea di sefiala cu e responsabilidad di
votamento ta para na e votador indivi-
dual, i ta pidi empleadonan di cooper i
di ta na alerto pa e contadornan, i avisa
nan propio oficina of oficina principal
di election (telefono No. 3260) si nan no
a haya un oportunidad di vota den e uil-
Limo oranan di e segundo dia di vota-
A son, Aurelio Manuel, to Mr. and M
Aurelio Barros, Nov. 11.
A daughter, Yvonne Priscilla, to h
and Mrs. Joseph Brooks, Nov. 11.
A daughter, Gwendolyn Therese,
Mr. and Mrs. George Whitney, Nov.
A daughter, Judy Eunice, to Mr. a
Mrs. Elsworth Hassell, Nov. 12.
Twin sons, Juan and Serapio, to N
and Mrs. Julio Yarzagaray, Nov. 13.
A son, William Colin, to Mr. and M
William Craig. No. 14.
A son, Bernard Federico, to Mr. a
William Craig, Nov. 14.
A daughter, Marie Jeannette, to 1
and Mrs. Telmo dePalm, Nov. 21.
A son, Cirilio Emilio, to Mr. ard M:
Cirilio Bryson, Nov. 23.
A daughter, Marie Anna Gerda,
Mr. and Mrs. Nicolaas Schindeler. N
A son, Gabriel Joaquin, to Mr. a
Mrs. Alejandro Schoop, Nov. 25.
A son, Frederick Herman, to Mr. a
Mrs. Charles Hughes, Nov. 28.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Sotero Ange
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Corn
Benschop, Dec. 1.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbe
Wernet, Dec. 2.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
DECEMBER 10 19
ECEMBER 10, 1943
ARUBA N( NWS
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, December 31. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, December 25.
Headaches for Hitler
PCAR, GAR-,1 ISAR, AAR-2 they look like
meaningless symbols, but they are headaches for
'he Axis, they and a half-dozen other alphabet
i They are the code designations of the many differ-
knt parts in the aviation-gasoline facilities that were
inaugurated December 4; they stand for refinery
inits which, when added all together, increase by
Thousands of barrels every 24 hours Lago's already-
arge aviation gasoline output.
With the air-war being stepped up in Europe,
Russia, and the Pacific, the need for their product
becomess more urgent daily, and their contribution
o the Axis' final breakup will be immeasurable. Truly,
hey are "headaches for Hitler".
t "Hopi CON Pronto" billboards, with. long lines
' stars showing completion of nearly all of the
)N project, have served their purpose, that of re-
nding employees from day to day, week to week,
nonth to month of the progress on "the big job".
Dolornan di Cabez pa Hitler
E empleadonan, kendenan a asisti na e inaugura-
cion di e ceremonianan dfa 4 di December, no a mi-
ra solamente unidadnan nobo di refineria, pero "do-
lornan di cabez pa Hitler".
Tur dia e plantnan nobo aki ta agrega milesnan di
barril na e cantidad di gasoline pa aviacion product
door di Lago.
Cu mas i mas aeroplanonan di guera bulando pa
e Nacionnan Unf, e necesidad pa e gasoline aki ta
bira dia pa dia mas urgente, i e plantnan cu ta pro-
duci'e ta en verdad "dolornan di cabez pa Hitler".
,,Lo Dificil nos ta had un bez Imposibilidad
ta tuma nos un poco tempo".
E expression aki door di un funcionario military por
worde aplic6 facilmente na e program di construc-
cion mas nobo di Lago, e resultadonan di cual a wor-
de inaugurh siman pasa.
Venciendo dificultadnan di embarcacion i trans-
portacion durante tempo di guera, escasez di mate-
rial i carencia di trahadornan, i condicionnan di
blackout, e trabao a worde had den un tempo cu
ta bati tur record.
Cu cada departamento contribuyendo algo na
e trabao, lo ta inutil pa trata di duna cr6dito na tur.
pero un parti di e trabao mester worde mencionh
en particular. E Staff di Warehouse, por ehemplo, a
trata materialnan pa e program di construction cu
un valor di FIs. 17,000,000, i tawata un problema ma-
sha grand pa entrega e debido pida material na e
lugar propio i na e tempo apropiado. Algun bez esti-
badornan tawatin di descarga tanto como 10,000
ton di cargamento apresuradamente. Hopi departa-
mentonan a traha sobretiempo constantemente du-
Relacionnan excelente entire empleadonan i direc-
tiva, i e espiritu cu ta bisa "Laga nos caba e tra-
bao", tawata factornan important pa realize e eje-
cucion di e proyecto grand.
In England, before the era of laundries, people sent
their clothes to be dyed a darker shade when they became
soiled. This might be a suggestion for those struggling
with the shortage of laundry service in the United States
of America today.
In 2000 B. C., the Egyptians used carpenter tools
familiar ih the trade today: saws, drills; planes, chisels, ham-
mers, sandpaper, glue, and wood filler. It's surprising that
after four thousand years some home carpenters still can't
drive a nail.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Shown above is
part of the huge
crowd that attend-
ed the opening
ceremonies Dec. 4.
Speaking at the mi-
crophone is Gov-
ernor P. Kasteel of
At left is F. W.
Abrams, a Director
of the Standard Oil
Company (N.J.) one
of the speakers. -
At right'is shown
L.G. Smith, pictur-
ed at the moment
he formally dedi-
cated the new facil-
DECEMBERR 10, 1943 ARUBA SSSO NEWS
INAUGURATION From page 1
Then, to the accompaniment of bus-
nesslike sounds from the Fluid Cata-
yst Plant, which was already in partial
operation, the new facilities were dedi-
ated to their immediate task, aiding in
he destruction of the Axis.
General Manager L. G. Smith, as
laster of Ceremonies, introduced Go-
ernor P. Kasteel of Curacao as the
rst speaker. The Governor recalled
Lruba's past history, outlining its in-
rease in importance in recent years un-
il "this great day" when it supplies the
ital fuel that Allied forces need to make
he Nazis reel under air attack. He said
We have heard a lot about Hitler's se-
'et weapon, but never have seen it; to-
ay we see enough of Lago's "secret
weapon" to say that here is something
iat will really count in the tremendous
struggle we are now waging."
In acknowledging Governor Ka-
.eel's address, Mr. Smith lauded the
splendid cooperation" of the Curagao
government, without which the task
)uld not have been accomplished.
Speaking as a representative of the
.S. Army, Major-General Joseph Patch
lid "We in uniform present a mcre
amorous appearance, but our work is
o more important than yours. Without
re fuel you make, the planes, tanks,
lips, and ammunition would be worth
Rear Admiral Chandler compared
ie events of the afternoon with the
munching of an aircraft carrier, saying
iat the product of this plant calls for
0 much trouble for the enemy as any-
[ing that comes out of a shipyard. He
tanked the Army, the Navy, the air
group, and last but not least the lake
,nker crews for their efforts in pro-
,cting and keeping the refinery in
aeration. He finished with "Well done,
F. W. Abrams and W. J. Haley, New
ork officials, spoke of the Company's
E fotografia di nmas aiba na pagina
ta miustra noN parti di e muchedumbre
korme cu a asisti a e ceremonianaw di
auguracion dia 4 di December. Gober-
tdor Piet Kasteel di Curaao ta profnun-
tndo un discurso 0oa cu e fotografia a
brde tumd. Na banda robez ariba e mes
tgiwa nos ta mira Sr. F. W. Abrauns,
i funcionario di Compania fo'i Newu
pfrk, i wna banda drechi Gerente General
G. Snith, fotografid na e moment cu
gformalmente a dedica e facilidadnan
Shown above is the parade that was a colorful part of the inauguration December 4.
Hundreds af employees lined the route of march.
Aki 'riba nos ta mira e parade cu a principal e ceremonianan di dia 4 di December. Cen.
tenares di empleadonan a grupa nan mes ariba e ruta cu e march a tuma.
pride in this its newest contribution to-
ward bringing the war to an early and
successful conclusion. Mr. Haley recalled
that the new facilities were conceived at
a time when German submarines were
"having their own way in the Carib-
bean". He related an incident when
30,000 tons of critical material was on
its way, and the loss of any part of it
could have delayed the construction for
as much as six months or perhaps pre-
vented its completion in time for the
present conflict. "We never lost a
pound", he said. He went on: "Today
your labor is complete, but only to start
again the construction forces have
turned over the equipment, the process
forces will pick it up from here on. This
plant was conceived and built as an en-
gine of war, but I believe it will con-
tinue as an instrument of peace to supply
the world's finest motor fuel. It is my
personal opinion that it will stand as a
monument of the courage and foresight
of our company, and of the skill, ex-
perience, and untiring efforts of the men
here. I feel I am basking in reflected
glory, but I do want to tell you I am
proud to be a member of such an or-
In concluding the program, L. G.
Smith said he spoke for all employees in
acknowledging the tributes paid by the
speakers, and that he wished to include
the contractors' employees, whose ten
hours a day, seven days a week schedule
had contributed so much. He then de-
clared the aviation gasoline manufactu-
ring facilities inaugurated and dedicated
to the production of the vital fuel of war
for the United Nations.
Distinguished guests on the speak-
ers' stand, in addition to those already
mentioned, included E. L. Estabrook of
New York, J. A. Clark, Dr. S. Vazquez
andDr. Guillermo Zoloaga of Creole, Lt.
Governor I. Wagemaker, J. G. Charmes
of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Commo-
dore S. A. Clement and Col. G. K.
Crockett of the U. S. Navy and Army,
J. Noorduyn of the C.P.I.M., Monti Ma-
duro representing Lago's Curagao
agents, S.E.L. Maduro & Sons, Inc., and
Frank Lebus, American Vice-Consul.
Fair and Drier-
November, normally the rainest month
of the year, failed the farmers,
gardeners, and statisticians this year,
producing only 2.028 inches of rainfall.
With the exception of November 1930
(1.66) and November 1941 (.52), this is
the driest November since 1929. The
average rainfall for this month over the
past 14 years is 4.2 inches.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
)ECEMBER 10, 1943
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS DECEMBER 10. 194
The CON Program's Place
In Aviation Facilities
Aviation gasoline, Lago's major con
tribution to the Allies' war machine, i
essentially a blend of two refinery
produced liquids, It is composed of avia
tion base stocks, all of whose qualitiq
except octane rating are suitable fd
aviation fuel, and aviation blendin!
agent, a liquid that gives to the finished
blend the high octane quality required
for the airplane engine. Actually their
will be five different ingredients i
Lago's base stocks, and two in th
blending agent. The final blend of seve
ingredients, which tests about 85 octaxj
number, is then raised to 100 octane b1
Above, each of the new aviation-gasoline facilities has a panel board, its the addition of tetra-ethyl lead.
"lerve center", like this control room at the new Alkylatlon Plant. Here In the past, base stocks have been prepared here b
operating conditions from all parts of the unit are revealed and recorded. distilling a gasoline from crude petroleum and redistillid
Below, one of many unusual features of the new "Cat" Plant is the elevator
at left, needed because of the great height of the structure, 235 feet, or this gasoline at No. 12 Aviation Unit. The blending agent
equal to a 20-story building. This enormous equipment (see picture an page have been made by more elaborate processes: starting
1) is so mach controlled by automatic devices that only eight men are re-
quired fer its operation. Top page 7,. this new compression plant handles 35 with gasoline produced by cracking in the Pressure Still
million cubic feet of various refinery gases per day, which then go to the a series of fractionating or distilling operations yielq
Gas Absorption Plant for recovery of light ends. Bottom page 7. the tower of
the sew Alkylation Plant, a potent part of the new facilities, presents a a very light liquid mixture known as butane cut. Froi
striking design when pictured from an unusual angle. this butane cut the blending agent is manufactured part:
in the Poly an4 Hydro Plants giving a product calh
hydrocodimer, and partly in the Alkylation Plant givil
L I -- '" a product called aviation alkylate.
The reconstruction of existing plants, including most
the light ends recovery units and the Poly and Hyd:
SI f M. Plants, has been for increasing production of blendi4
we,. agent, and the reconstruction of No. 12 Aviation Still hI
SBe I I-1' been for increasing the production of base stocks. T4
l I "part of the program, then, has been for producing avi
S tion gasoline as in the past, but at increased capacity.
The erection of new units, principally the fluid cataly
cracking plant, the catalytic light ends fractionatii
plant, the isomerization plant, and No. 2 Alkylation Plai
has been for supplementing production of both blendii
agent and base stock to a very considerable extent, b
by a new method. This new method, conceived al
developed by the Standard Oil Development Company,
called fluid catalyst cracking, a process which is now t
ginning to make itself felt as a tremendous, factor in t
intensified Allied air campaigns. It is interesting to no
that although the process is practically "in its infanc\
a total of 32 fluid catalyst cracking units are now und
construction or in operation in the United States,
thirty-third such unit being the massive structure 9
completed at Aruba.
The fluid catalyst cracking unit (pictured on page
and also at left on this page) is essentially a device
breaking down the relatively large particles of the fe
stocks (a gas oil here, which was formerly used as Diei
Oil or fuel) to smaller-sized particles in the presence
finely powdered catalyst. The catalyst, a material whi
looks a great deal like talcum powder, is not itself appi
ciably affected by the operation, being easily regenerate
but it exerts a considerable influence on the feed stq
being cracked, resulting in excellent yields of high qu
Sity products. The novel feature of the new process
S the factor upon which its success is based is that q
catalyst powder is made to circulate through the syst!
just as if it were a fluid. This is accomplished by intl
during air, gas, or steam at various points in such a w
DECEMBER 10. 1943 7 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
that the powder actually floats in the
in the aerating medium. This mechanism
may be clarified by tracing the course
of the catalyst through the major cir-
cuit of the system.
Starting at a great height, the catalyst
enters a standpipe and begins to fall by
force of gravity. If unimpeded, the
powder would fall at constantly acce-
lerating speed until it reached the bot-
tom of the standpipe, where it would
pack into a solid mass not easily dis-
lodged. At various levels along the
standpipe, however, air is admitted from
aeration rings around the perimeter of
the standpipe, impeding the descent of
the catalyst and causing it to float down-
ward through the standpipe. Unrelated
to the mechanism of flow, but necessary
for the cracking operation, the catalyst
at this point is at a temperature of about 1100 F. At
the bottom of the standpipe the catalyst flows into a line
into which steam or gas is flowing at a relatively high
velocity. This line turns upward and extends through the
bottom of a vessel known as the reactor or cracking
chamber, the line then flaring out into a cone. The dia-
meter of the rim of the cone is not as great as the dia-
meter of the reactor itself, so that a space exists all
around the cone between it and the walls of the reactor.
As the catalyst is blown upward by the gas flow, liquid
mas oil feed is injected into the stream and is immediately
completelyy vaporized, the resulting vapor further assist-
ng in blowing the mixture upward through the cone and
uto the reactor.
Cracking takes- place as the suspended catalyst slows
lown in the large vessel and then begins to settle and
low outward beyond the rim of the cone. It then falls
ownward through the space between cone and reactor
vall, dropping into another standpipe which in this case
3 aerated by steam. The cracked vapors (products of the
racking operation) pass upward through the reactor,
ut through a cyclone at the top (to knock out entrained
catalyst by centrifugal action) and then into a fraction'-
The catalyst particles, which have been coated with
pke during the cracking reaction, and are now floating
own this second standpipe aerated 'by steam, flow into
line in which a great volume of air is flowing at high
elocity. The line turns upward and rises to the bottom
f a large vessel mounted high in the air. The catalyst,
ow at a temperature of about 950 F., is swept upward
to this vessel, the regenerator, where combustion takes
ice, the coke now being burned off the catalyst by
Leans of the air which has carried it into the regenerator,
ad the temperature rises to about 1100 F.
Again the catalyst loses velocity and begins to settle,
eating into a large well at one side of the regenerator.
his well is the upper end of the standpipe mentioned as
.r starting point, and the major circuit is completed.
he regenerated catalyst is again on its way down to the
The gaseous products of combustion pass upward in
he regenerator through a cyclone and later through
electrical equipment, both for prevention of serious cata-
st loss by entrainment, before going out a stack to the
It is of interest to note that no furnace is required for
ke catalytic cracking operation. Not only is sufficient
at produced in the regenerator to vaporize the feed
id to support the cracking reaction (by the heat given
up to the regenerated catalyst), but in addition excess
heat is available for the generation of steam in waste
In the reactor the vaporized gas oil is converted into
a vapor mixture of cracked products. Id the fraftionator
tower these products of cracking ate' separated into frac-
tions (a gawsand a distillate) contaizing the aviation
materials and other products. The gas and distillate pass
through a new compressor plant and into the new light
ends unit. Here four products are made: three are- avia-
tion base stocks to be finished and'blended into 100 oc-
tane gasoline, and the fourth is a butane cut. The latter
is fed to the new (No. 2) Alkylation Plant along with
spent butane which has been made partly reactive in the
new Isomerization Plant, and blending agent (aviation
alkylate) is manufactured from the mixture.
)ECEMBER 10, 1943
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AR DECEMBER 10. 1
Annual Election of Members of
E.A.C. To Be Held in December
Employees represented by the Em-
ployees' Advisory Committee will elect
members this month in the annual elec-
tion, with ballotting being handled by
tellers appointed by the E.A.C. in co-
operation with the various departments.
Dates of the election will be given in a
The Committee is to be increased from
25 to 29 representatives,Jfqlowing a new
district lineup of 23 districts instead of
21 as before. The change was the result
of requests by constituents, brought
about by a redistribution of employees
and an increase in the number of em-
ployees in some departments.
The group organizing the election wish
to point out that the responsibility for
voting rests on the individual voter, and
requests employees' cooperation in
watching for the tellers, and advising
their own office or election headquarters
(phone 3260) if they have not had an
opportunity to vote by late in the second
day of ballotting.
Facilidadnan nobo di Lago pa pro-
duci gasoline di aviacion a.worde inuagu-
rA dia 4 ie5 di December den dos dia di
ceremonia formal. sportnan, i celebra-
cion. Casi tur empleadonan i hopi miem-
bronan di nan familiar a tuma parti den
un of mas di e acontecimentonan. E dedi-
cacion formal a tuma lugar Dia-Sabra
atardi, i pa su otro dia various mil di es-
pectadornan a asisti na un Programa cu
ta inclui un match di futbol, refresconan
gratis, i presentation di Fls. 300.00 en
forma di premionan, efectuf ariba Lago
Ariba Dia-Sabra tur trahadornan
regular a haya liber fo'i trabao pa 3'or,
i various mil a haci uso di e oportunidad
di presencia e inauguracion. Despues di
saludo fo'i cafionnan disparA door di Ma-
rina Norteamericana pa anuncia e habri-
mento di e acontecimentonan, tawatin un
parada den cual a tuma parti e "Ameri-
can Legion Drum and Bugle Corps", un
grupo di cargadornan di bandera cu a
causa impression, i various unidadnan mi-
Anto, en compania di sonidonan se-
rio fo'i e stillnan nobo, cual ya tawata
parcialmente en operation, e facilidadnan
nobo a worde dedicA na nan trabao. cu
ta den auxilia e destruction di Ehe.
You could fit the entire country of
the Netherlands into the State of Texas
20 times and still have some extra room,
but there are about 2,000,000 more
people in Holland than there are resi-
dents of the "Lone Star State".
Lucky Numbers Drawn for
Nov. Safety Sweepstakes
As the NEWS goes to press, the
drawing has been made for the winners
of lottery tickets in the Safety Sweep-
stakes for September. The 273 payroll
numbers of those winning half-tickets:
Special Awards Plan Terminatec
After Total Awards of FIs. 72!
The Special Awards Plan, which wa
announced January 14, 1943 with th
purpose of promoting speed-up ideas fo
the CON project, was brought to a close
last week with the inauguration of th
aviation gasoline facilities.
The plan, which carried the sloga
"Hopi CON Pronto", paid a total c
Fls. 725, with three initial awards an
six supplementary awards. Over 200 suj
gestions were submitted, though man
did not apply directly to the work, an
these were sent on to the "Coin Yot
Ideas Committee. During the operatic
of the plan the Special Awards Commi
tee gave full study to 87 ideas which di
apply directly to the project.
Those who received awards wen
Leroy Miller, Fls. 250; Lewis MacNut
Fla. 150; Alex Shaw, Fls. 100; Raymor
Yates, Fls. 100; Robert Gleason, Fls. 5(
Frank Perkins; Fls. 50; and Robe
Baum (slogan contest winner) Fls. 25.
San Lucas 5
Lago Colony 3
Golden Rally 112
Sport Park 9
San Nicolas Jrs. 1
San Nicolas Police C
November. ordinariamente e lu
mas lluvioso di afa, a sali malo pa
trahadornan di cunucu e afia aki, pi
duciendo solamente 2.028 duim di am
cero. Desde 1929, esaki ta e di tres ?t
member seco cu Aruba tawatin, esun
1930 i 1941 tambe tawata seco. E pron
di awa cu a yobe durante November
4.2 duim, of casi dos biaha mas tar
cu e aina aki.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
DECEMBER 10 194:
ago Loses Inauguration Day
Football Game To Hollandia
Lago's long series of victories over
le last three months came to an abrupt
id last Sunday, when Hollandia, ex.
tampion of Aruba, defeated the All-
:ars 4-0 in a hard-fought game that
as part of the aviation gasoline faci-
,ies dedication. The game was played
fore the largest crowd ever to assemble
the Sport Park, and with an accompa-
ment of a jazz band.
Hollandia took the initiative from the
rst, a series of passes after a few mi-
Ites of play bringing results, with Hol-
idia's center forward making the first
ore for his team. They finished the
If with two more, holding Lago score-
The second half was a thriller with
.go permanently on the offensive.
ieir efforts were in vain, however,
th all their assaults beaten off. Hol-
idia booted in a fourth score to make
final count read 4 to 0.
E series magnifico di victorianan cu
go tawatin durante e tres lunanan cu
uasa, a yega repentinamente na su fin,
t cu Hollandia ex campion di Aruba a
:i e Muchanan di Lago den un wega
ro hungA. Den presencia di un muche-
nbre enorme iacompafia pa music ex-
ente e wega a cuminza cu brio i cu
)i perspective. Poco minuut despues
e salida algun pasadonan bonita pa
Ati di Hollandia a trece un cambio fa-
'abel pa e oponentenan di Lago ora cu
nidvoor a anota e prome punto pa su
m. Poco despues di dos i di tres bala
vorde hincA, haciendo e score 3-0 na
,or di Hollandia na fin di e prom6 mi-
E segundo parti di e wega tawata
L di excitacion cu Lago constantemen-
na ofensiva pero tur nan esfuerzonan
rata en vano como enfrentando un mu-
a di stsaal. Durante e mitar aki Hol-
dia a logra pasa e di cuater bala, ha-
ido e score 4-0 na nan fabor, mien-
s teniendo Lago incapaz di por a haci
gun punto den henter e wega. E re-
ado final tawata Hollandia 4, Lago 0.
Inmediatamente despues di e wega,
as teamnan a reuni dilante di e plata-
ma pa ricibi e trofeonan obsequiA
r di Compania en presencia di Sr.
ts, Sr. Monroe i Sr. Huckleman. E
cedornan a worde presentA e copa
ndi, mientras cu e otro a worde intre-
na Damian Tromp, captain di Lago All
!- < r ^ i f
\A I -. L,
L^s da d I L h k i
Wearing snappy uniforms, the Ever-Jollies and the Golden Arrows, women's cricket teams,
pose for a picture during the game at the Sport Park November 21.
MERY United States Government censors
C ISTMEA4 have requested the Company to caution
___ employees and members of their families
against writing anything in letters which
might give information to the enemy.
,Although the game of golf is general-
ly associated with the Scotch, this sport
actually originated in the Netherlands.
SThe Hollanders, who were the first
--_- .1f people in the world to try to make a
/ hole-in-one, called the game "kolf". On
S-- the other hand the tulip, the flower so
Closely connected with Holland, was ac-
Stually originated in Persia and was in-
1" c''"rl - I.. produced in Holland a mere 375 years
The San Lucas baseball nine, who were tops in the Sport Park League for 1943,
finished their season November 28 with a five to three win over the Lago Colony
team that finished third in the Aloes League. Following the game they received
a cup presented by the Company, recognizing their Sport Park League Champion-
ship. In the picture below, Captain Jose Bryson receives the trophy from Gordon
Ollivierre of the Employees' Advisory Committee.
ARURA -SSO NEWS
ARUBAE 1 N0
mpany Contributes Nearly Half Million Guilders Frederick Beaujon Elig
Additional to the Lago and Overseas Thrift Plans Representante Pa E Hunt:
i; "L .. Th-:n r J F_.d
Credits Made to Participants'
Accounts as in Previous Years
Additional contributions of approxi-
mately FIs. 455,000 by the Company to
participants in the Lago Thrift Plan
and Overseas Thrift Plan were announc-
ed last month. This is in addition to
the amounts contributed regularly by
the Company to each employee's thrift
While there is no guarantee of addi-
tional contributions embodied in the pro-
visions of either plan, the Company
makes such extra sums available when
earnings, cash position, and other factors
justify it. The present grant of nearly
half a million guilders is the fifth such
special contribution to be made in five
As in the past, each participant's
thrift account will be credited with a
fixed sum, plus a percentage of the total
he and the Company have contributed
over the past year.
With 3,774 employees entered in the
two plans (96.2 per cdnt of those eligible
for the Lago Thrift Plan, and 97.1 per
cent eligible for the Overseas Plan) the
distribution of the extra credits will be
of benefit to nearly all employees of the
Luna pask a worde anuncia cu Com-
pania lo concede contribueionnan adicio-
nal di Fls. 455,000 na tur participante-
nan den Lago Thrift Plan i Overseas
Thrift Plan. Esaki ta fuera di e suma-
nan, cual regularmente ta worde carga
door di Compania na cuenta di cada par-
ticipante den Thrift Plan.
Aunque no tin ningun garantia pa
contribucionnan adicional inclui den
cualquier di e dos plannan, Compania ta
pone tal sumanan extra disponibel pa e
proposito aki ora cu ganamentonan, po-
sicion financier, i otro factornan por
hustifica esey. E donacion actual di ca-
si mei-millon di florin ta e di cinco con-
tribucion especial cu lo worde concede
durante cinco aaa.
Manera anterior, un suma fiho lo wor-
de carga na fabor di cada participate
den Thrift Plan, mas un percentage di e
total cu tanto e empleado como Com-
pania a contribui durante e ultimo ana
cu a pasa.
Cu un total di 3,774 empleado den e
dos plannan aki (96.2 por ciento di es-
nan eligibel pa Lago Thrift Plan, i 97.1
por ciento eligibel pa Overseas Thrift
Plan) e distribution di e creditonan ex-
tra lo ta un beneficio pa casi tur emplea-
donan di Compania.
Fred Beaujon Receives Election g u to
Frederick Beaujon, Cashier in the Ac-
counting department, was elected Parti-
cipants' Representative on the Lago
Thrift Foundation Board in the election
held November 18 and 19. He will fill
the vacancy left by the resignation of
Benjamin Henriquez. Mr. B e a u j o n
(shown above) was employed from Au-
gust 1, 1929 to July 29, 1936 and has
had continuous service since February
Prizewinners in October Safety Sweepstakes
Prizes of Fla. 150 went to each of two employees, Francisco Brito of the Labo
department and Robert Baum of the Gas Plant, in the October Safety Sweep
stakes. Each had half of the Fis. 300 ticket which was one number away from
second prize. Other October prizewinners, all receiving FIs. 25, are shown below
Dos empleado, Francisco Brito di Departamento di Labor i Robert Baum d
Gas Plant, a gana cada uno premionan di Fis. 150.00, como resultado di e sorte
di Safety Sweepstakes haci qa October; Nan tawatin cada uno mitar di e bijel
chi cu a gana Fls. 300.00, cual tawata e aproximacion di e Segundo Premio. Al
'bao nos ta mira e otro ganadornan di premionan den e Sweepstakes di Octobel
recibiendo tur FIs.
Col. B. & 1
R. & S.
Frederick Beaujon, Cahero den D
partamento di Accounting, a worde el
gi Representante di e Participantena
pa e Hunta di "Lago Thrift Foundatior,
durante e election cual a worde teni d.
diezocho i dieznuebe di November. E
ocupa e vacatura cu a result door di.
resignation di Sr. Benjamin Henriqug
Sr. Beaujon (mira fotografia na bans
robez) tawata empleA fo'i prom6 di At
gustus 1929, t'e binti-i-nuebe di Ju
1936, i desde Februari 15, 1937, dia at
ba cual e a worde reemplei, su service
ta continue. Na a9a 1941 e a haya lice:
cia cu permiso di seis luna, durante cu,
tempo e tawata Gerente di e "Hon
15, 1937, when he was re-employed.
1941 he received a six-months leave
absence, during which time he was Ma
ager of the Home Building Foundatio
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
December 1 15 Wed., December
December 1 31 Tuesday, January
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
DECEMBER 10 1941