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: January 21, 1944
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
General Note: Cover title.
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Source Institution: Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
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Bishita Na Hospital
Door di Muchanan
Lq Worde Limith

Cu e prop6sitonan di evita enferme-
dad di muchanan chiquito i aumenta e
comodidad i bienestar di patientnan den
hospital, restriccionnan lo worde poni
ariba e bishita di e muchanan despues di
15 di Februari. Esaki no ta un idea no-
bo; e regulation lo ta en conformedad cu
e sistema den mayoria di e hospitalnan
Cuminzando cu dia 15 di Februari, mu-
chanan bao di siete afia di edad lo no
word permit pa acompaia esnan cu ta
bishita patientenan den hospital di Lago.
(Un exception ariba esaki lo ta cu si e
much su tata of mama ta un patient,
un permiso especial por worde obtene
fo'i e "Head Nurse" pa e much bishita
solamente durante oranan di tras mer-
Tin bon motibonan pa e regulation,
punto principal ta e protection di salud
di e muchanan. Mientras cu bishitante-
nan adulto na un hospital no ta exponi
asina tanto na e peligronan di infeccion,
muchanan si ta considerabelmente, pa
motibo di nan hungamento ariba vloer i
otro lugarnan na unda e presencia di
bacteria ta inevitabel.
Un otro motibo ta consideration pa
patientnan den hospital, particularmente
esnan gravemente malo, kendenan ta
worde molestia door di e ruido haci pa
-e muchanan cu ta hungando den corri-
Cu excepcion di miembronan di e fa-
milia inmediato, ningun bishitante na
casonan obst6trico lo worde permit has-
ta e di seis dia despues di nacemento di
e much. Den e casonan aki e baby ta
word hiba cerca su mama na intervalo-
nan frecuente henter dia, i durante e
prom ecinco dia e ta excepcionalmente
susceptibel na infeccionnan cu por wor-
de induci door di bishitantenan. Na e
mes tempo ta indeseabel pa e patient ri-
tibi bishita promA cu cinco dia despues
di nacemento. E regulation aki tambe ta
habitual den mayoria di e hospitalnan.
(Nata." Omnan di consult di de-
partamento medico, cu cierto cambionan
ehiquito recientemente poni na vigor, to
ta par'ce na pagin 8).

Here an There

Aruba being the crossroads of the
world that it is, this story is typical of
many that come to light. A sailor walked
into Assistant Police Chief Karl Hog-
lund's office last week, to apply for a
pass to the Colony. He said while he had
been hospitalized recently at San Pedro
Hospital in Oranjestad, he had heard of
a fellow Swede at Lago, and wanted to
look him up.
Mr. Hoglund, it turned out, was the
Swede that the sailor was looking for.
Further conversation revealed that both
of them grew up in the same town in
Sweden, and when Mrs. Hoglund later
heard the sailor's name it developed that
she had been a schoolgirl chum of the
sailor's sisters.
About this time probably everybody
said in unison (and in Swedish, of
course): "Well, it's a w- after
all, isn't it?"
A former Lagoite long gone (Thomas
Continued on rage 6

Poor little Rafael
Wilson, a 7 pound 13
ounce baby, will
never receive any
birthday presents.
Reason? he was
born on Christmas
Day (12:45 a.m.) so
that his birthday
will be hopelessly
mixed up with
Christmas. He is the
son of Jacephas
Wilson of the Colony
Service department,
and posed for his
picture when he was
one week old.

JANUARY 21, 1944

Large City's Population Caught
Walking Through Police Office

Practically any department that was
doing the talking might claim to be the
busiest in the plant, but a good nomina-
tion for one of the top places might be
the division of the Lago Police depart-
ment that issues passes and badges.
A year-end report completed last week
shows the issuance of 75,744 passes of
all kinds in 1943. Taking into account a
third of that number in which the re-
cipients had to return a second time to
receive their pass or photo-badge after
making application (10,000 photo bad-
ges made) this is the equivalent of
100,000 persons calling at the Lago
Police office on pass business, or the
entire population of a city the size of
Peoria, Illinois.

And when all Peoria walks through
your office in a year, you are busy.

A REMINDER: 1943 license
expire January 31.


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Pober Rafaelito Wilson, un baby di 7 liber 1 13 ons, nunca lo ricibi ningun
regal na su hacimento di ala. Paquico? e a nace ariba dia di Pascu di
Nacemento, di modo cu su regalonan di hacimento dl ala semper lo ta
bruha cu so regalonan di Pasco. E ta yiu di Jacephas Wilson, empleado na
departamento di Colony Service, i e a worde fotografia orn
cu e tawatin un siman bienw.

VOL. 5, No. 1

SEEO N E-ws3

JANUARY 21. 1944

Visiting by Children at
Hospital To Be Limited

With the dual purpose of preventing
exposure of small children to the poss-
ibility of infection, and increasing the
comfort and well-being of patients in the
Hospital, restrictions will be placed on
visiting by children after February 15.
No new idea, the regulation will be in
accordance with the practise of most
large hospitals.
Effective February 15, children under
the age of seven years will not be permit-
ted to accompany those who visit pa-
tients in the Lago Hospital. (An excep-
tion will be that in cases where a child's
mother or father is a patient, special
permission may be secured from the
Head Nurse for the child to visit during
the afternoon hours only.)
The regulation is well-founded in prac-
tical reasons, chief of which is the pro-
tection of children's health. While adult
visitors to a hospital are not greatly
exposed to the dangers of infection,
children are to a considerable extent,
because of playing on floors and other
places where the presence of bacteria is
A second reason is consideration for
patients in the Hospital, particularly
those most seriously ill, who are disturb-
ed by the noise of children who play in
the corridors while their elders visit.
Visits to Obstetrical Cases
Also To Be Restricted
Except for members of the immediate
family, no visitors to obstetrical cases
will be permitted until the sixth post-
delivery day. In these cases the baby is
brought into the mother's room at fre-
quent intervals through the day, and
during the first five days it is excep-
tionally susceptible to infections which
might be brought in by visitors. At the
same time it is undesirable for the pa-
tient to receive visitors before a five-
day interval after delivery. This regula-
tion also is common to most hospitals.

(Note: Medical department consul-
tation hours, with certain minor changes
recently put into effect, will be found
on page 8.)

Science Service reports that a U.S. patent has
been granted to Leonid A. Dunajeff of New York
City for the invention of a glider-torpedo to be
projected from high altitude by a fast-moving
Dlane. The torpedo is designed with side fins for
wings and a rudder controlled by a gyroscopic
device. When released, the torpedo would glide
at a pre-determined angle instead of dropping
like a bomb, and would travel at a constant
*peed. The inventor states that its advantage
lies in the distance from the target at which the
Drojectile can be released.

The Lighter Side-

Most news about Safety is dead-se-
rious business, but occasionally the Na-
tional Safety Council collects some of the
"wacky" varieties of getting or almost
getting hurt, and the following are somi
of the leading contenders:
A school teacher in Ponca City, Okla.,
was demonstrating the safe way to hand-
le matches. "First remove the match"
he said, "then close the container". As
he flipped open the container to demon-
strate, all the matches caught fire. He
bandaged his burned hand, then closed
his lecture with: "That, students, is what
happens when one becomes momentarily
In South Bend, Ind., a woman slipped,
fell, broke her right wrist, stood up, slip-
ped, fell, broke her left wrist.
The overalls worn by a rancher at
Wilbur, Wash., were caught in the spin-
ning rod of his reaper, and he was spun
up into the air. When he landed, he was
clad casually in shoes and eye glasses.
A city-bred horse in Detroit, calm in
the heaviest auto traffic, ran away and
wrecked his buggy when he met a ter-
rifying sight another horse.
During Army maneuvers in Tennessee,
a bolt of lightning struck the zipper of

a sleeping bag, neatly welded it all the
way up and sealed in a soldier who hap-
pened to be inside. The soldier was un-
injured, but had to howl for help in get-
ting out.
Speaking of horses, a saddlehorse in
Saskatchewan was frightened by a
passing freight train; he dashed against
the train, thoughtfully tossed his rider
into a passing flat car, backed away and
fell dead.
A sergeant from Illinois survived 37
bombing missions in the New Guinea
area. Helping to sink three Jap trans-
ports and shooting down at least six Jap
planes, he was awarded the Distinguish-
ed Flying Cross. Then he was removed
from the danger zone to become an in-
structor in an armament shop in Salt
Lake City. During the first week his
arm was caught in a machine and the
bone was fractured.
A woman in Iowa had not ordered her
winter coal. She was, then, a little sur-
prised when a loaded coal truck entered
her home, pushed her, abed, through a
wall into the next room, left her against
a hot stove, uninjured.
And in Pocatello, Idaho, the sole sur-
vivor of a plane crash was Private John
J. Lucky.

To save excavation-
watchers the trouble
of leaning over the
pit, the News last
week pointed its
camera into the new
brackish water well :,
being dug east of
the Club filling sta-
tion, and the result
is printed at right.- -
The hole was nearly
40 feet deep when
the picture was
taken, with progress
being made at the
rate of three to four
feet daily. Willem
Werleman of the
Labor department is
placing dynamite
charges at the bot-
tom of the hole,
while Ted Schoen of
Colony Service, who
is supervising the
w e I I-digging job,
watches from the i -- --- -- -
Esakld t6 un fotografla tumf cu e camera puntando derechito abao den e pos no-
bo, coal ta words cobl door di Compania. E pos tawata casi 40 pia hundo ora cu
e fotografia a word tumi, i progress ta word hadi na razon di tres pa cater
pia diariamente. Willem Werleman di Departamento di Labor ta par'ce aid
poniendo dynamiet na bom di e pos.



JANUARY 21. 1944

JANUARY 21. 1944


The next issue of the ARUBA ESSo NEWS will be distributed
Friday, February 11. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, February 5.
Telephone 523

No Time

Big things were done here between the middle of
1942 and the end of 1943, completing a construc-
tion schedule which, when looked at in advance,
seemed almost hopeless of achievement.
And, as after all heavy work, it would be easy to
rest on the oars, to take a breather.
But there's no time to "take it easy", for the job
isn't done. Building the facilities that will help to
keep Allied gas tanks full was only the first step;
operating them and keeping them operating to the
limit till the last enemy plane anywhere is grounded
will be a bigger, longer part of the same iob.

No Tin Tempo

Cosnan grand a worde realize aki entire mei-me'
,di aia 1942 1 na fin di 1943, completando un pro-
-grama di construction cual, cuando mira pa adilanti
tawata par'ce casi imposibel di completA.
I, como despues di tur trabao pisa, lo tawata na-
tural pa tuma descanso, pa coge rosea atrobe.
Pero no tin tempo pa "take it easy", pasobra e
trabao no ta kla ainda. Construi facilidadnan cu lo
yuda mantene tankinan di gasoline di e Aliadonan yen
tawata e prom6 paso; opera i tene nan active hasta
cu e ultimo aeroplano enemigo unda cu e sea wor-
,de tumb6 abao lo ta un parti mas grand i largo di
e mesun trabao.

Four thousand and seventy-six persons died last year
-of gas -
29 inhaled it...
47 put a lighted match to it.
-and 4,000 stepped on it.




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crashing into enemy lines by now, but before
it started on its way to the front it made an
unusual backdrop for this "cheesecake" of
three Hollywood starlets.

Shown below is a performance-view of the
oratorio "The Messiah", which was presented
by the Lago Community Chorus December 26,
under the direction of Mrs. Gordon Owen. Solo-
ists were John Aulow, Wayne Simmons. Lt.
Arthur Beddoes, Miss Etta Williamson, Mrs. J.
MacLean, and Mrs. Gordon Owen, with Carter
Miller and Miss Vina Walz alternating at the
organ. There were 33 singers in the chorus,
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Historia Reciente

Di Aruba

E relato cu ta sigui aki 'bao to trat^
ariba historic di Aruba durante e ultimo
20 aria cu a pasa. E a worde scribi door
di L. G. Smith, Gerente General di Conm-
pania, pa e "Knickerbocker Weekly".
Siendo cu e Io ta di intere& pa hopi lec-
tornan di Aruba Esso News, e ta word
publied aki atrobe. ( E version original
no Ingles lo word publied den un proxi-
mo edicion).

Ariba tur mapanan reciente cu ta in-
clui Mar Caribe, Aruba ta prominente-
mente indica di un manera distinto, has-
ta ariba mapanan mundial den un escala
chiquito e ta par'ce. No much tempo
pask, bo tawatin di mira ariba un mapa
cu escala grand di Caribe pa bo haya no
mas cu un punto indicando e. Aruba di
awe'n dia a bira politica- i econ6mica-
mente important, especialmente desde
1939 ora cu su productonan di petroleo
a convert den municionnan pa e Nacion-
nan Uni.
Aruba ta chiquito (area 65 milla cua-
drA), seco (14 duim di awacero pa afia)
i ta carece den fuentenan natural, asina
cu e tawatin poco cos pa brinda mundo
hasta cu un haaf hundo sin peligro ta-
wata requeri pa transfer e production
di petroleo crudo cu a aumenta rapida-
mente, proveniente di Lago Maracaibo,
fo'i Lake Tankernan pa Ocean Tanker-
nan pa transportation na e mercadonan
di mundo. Aruba a yena e specificacion-
nan e ta e isla mas cercano di Mara-
caibo, su lagoennan na costa di zuid abri-
ga door di rifnan coralino ta forma
haafnan hundo perfect, i su Gobierno
tin siglonan di experiencia commercial i
un record pa estabilidad. P'esey Aruba
a worde elegi como un poorta di azeta
na aia 1925, i su bida nobo a cuminza.
Prom6 cu 1929, bida na Aruba tawata
queto pa su 6,000 habitante pero con-
stantemente progresivo debido na nan
spaarmento i e progress econ6mico ge-
neral di e area di Caribe. Escasez di te-
ranan fertil i awacero a haci plantamen-
to den un escala grand imposiber i asi-
na ta cu e pueblo tawata den posesion di
teranan di dimension chiquito cu nan
mes tawata cultiva. Aruba nunca tawa-
tin esclavitud i mientras cu nunca e a
experiment e prosperidad occasional di
e islanan mas rico, nunca a tawatin e de-
presionnan violent i problemanan di ra-
za for di cual ainda nan ta sufriendo. E
pueblo semper tawata fuerte, econ6mico,
orgulloso, i liber. Nan tawata biba c6mo-
damente fo'i e ganacianan di nan comer-
cio cu paisnan i islanan vecino, empresa-
nan maritima i agriculture cu ta limit

na maishi, boonchi, aloe, earn6 i cabrito-
nan. Agitacionnan leve di prosperidad
expectante a ocuri ora cu oro a word
explotA na diferente ocasionnan i door di
various compania, pero ningun industrial
permanent di oro a desarolla. E ex-
plotacion di fosfaat fo'i 1881 t'e 1909 a
duna Aruba un ehemplo chiquito di un
industrial native, cual escasamente a ele-
va economic di e isla. Protegi i goberna
door di ley Holandes, pero lubida pa ma-
yoria di e ciudadanonan holandes, Aruba
a continue su bida queto practicamente
inafecta door di e turbulencia political i
econ6mica di e paisnan di Caribe; ni rico
ni pober; un circunstancia na cual algun
hendenan bieuw confuso cu e desarollo-
nan modern ta referi awor como "e bon
temponan bieuw".
Cu e transbordamento di azeta fo'i Ve-
nezuela i e construction subsequent di
refinerianan, Arend Petroleum Mij. na
West i Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
na Oost, e march liber i facil pronto a
desaparece. E industrial di petroleo, or-
gulloso di ta modern i eficiente, a in-
sisti pa tur empleadonan traha regular-
mente ocho ora pa dia i seis dia pa si-
man. Como e operacionnan tawata con-
tinuo un gran cantidad di empleadonan
mestc. traha ariba Dia-Domingo i war-
da di anochi. Esaki tawata un cambio ra-
dical fo'i e bida individualist di Aruba,
na unda tur hende mas o menos tawata
traha ariba nan mes i ora cu nan tawa-
tin gusto. Pero e sueldonan- halto tawa-
ta un atraccion irresistibel, i den poco
tempo tur e Arubanonan disponibel, en-
cluyendo hopi di esnan cu tawata traha
den otro paisnan, a worde emplea door
di e companianan petrolero. Segun e re-
finerianan tawata crece, mas trahadbr-
nan a worde retire fo'i tur e paisnan di
Caribe, como tambe hendenan di fishi,
ingenieronan i quimiconan fo'i Europa
i Estados Unidos hasta cu e poblacion ta
conta awor 32,000, bao di cual nos ta ha-
ya mas di 40 diferente nacionalidad.
Aruba, cual tawata desarollando un
poblacion no mezcla pa mas di un siglo,
di repente a bira un comunidad cosmo-
polita cu un cantidad grand di negro-
nan pa di prom6 bez den su historia. For-
tunadamente e pueblo juicioso i Gobier-
no competent a evita choquenan di ra-
za i bida a sigui su curso armoniosamen-
te. Aruba a muda pa e siglo industrial
tranquilamente i facilmente.
Den e expansion aki, mayoria di e cam-
bio a tuma luga na part oriental di e
isla, pasobra Arend Petroleum Mij. pron-
to a estabiliza su operacionnan cu apro-
ximadamente 400 empleado, mientras cu
Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd. a conti-
nua extended su mes t'e na e moment
actual, teniendo mas di 5,000 emole3do.
Un aumento den e poblacion fo'i 6,000
t'e 32,000 durante 15 aia a requeri ho-
pi construction paf6 di e refinerianan di
petroleo pa proporciona casnan, tienda-

nan, iglesianan, cinenan, etc. pa sirbii
shinan di comunidad. Refinerianan pei
trolero a construi algun pa atende nan
personal "principal" pero gran mayoria
di nan a worde haci door di empresanan
particular. E pueblo di San Nicolas cual
ta en proximidad cu Lago tin un pobla-
cion di 10,000, i Oranjestad, situa diez
milla na West i e asiento di Gobierno,, a
bira dos biaha mas grand. En general
comerciantenan a prove facilidadnan sa-
tisfactorio, pero den hopi caso edificio-
nan defectuoso a worde erigi pa sirbi co-
mo habitacion temporal i ainda nan t'eyi
pa motibo cu guera a stop construccion-
nan nobo. A pesar di esaki, sin embargo,
Gobierno a tene e estandarte di limpieza
i sanidad halto den henter e isla.
Departamento di Openbare Werken di
Gobierno tawata constantemente active
den proporcionamento di facilidadnan i
edificionan piblico. E unico fuente di
awa dushi ta e awacero escaso e irregu-
lar, p'sey un plant di destilacion pa ob-
tene awa dushi fo'i awa di lama cu ua
capacidad di 200,000 gallon pa dia a wor-
de fabric, cu un sistema di distribution
en forma di un tuberia di 20-milla. Fre-
cuentemente agregonan ta word haci
pero nunca tin suficiente awa dushi pa
abastece tur e exigencianan, asina cu
awa fo'i regenbaknan i awa di pos, cual
ta un poco braak, tambe ta worde usA4
Mas di 30 milla di carretera a word con-
strui pa e 3,000 automobilnan di Aruba.
Edificionan .pa Oficina, casnan pa em-
pleadonan di Gobierno, mercadonan,
schoolnan i hopi otro cos tawata nece-
sario pa haci cargo di e poblacion cual
tawata aumentando rapidamente, i nan
tur a worde construi for di belastingnan
corriente den un manera substantial i
den bon gusto, poniendo e ehemplo pa
construction particular.
E pueblo Arubano, cui ta orgulloso di
nan familianan, casnan i propiedad, a
aprovecha di e prosperidad door di con-
strui casnan di concreet netchi i fuerte.
E paisahe di Aruba ta dotk cu e casnan
vivido aki, ocupando e bendernan di tera
di nan antepasadonan.
Den un mitar generation Aruba a wor-
de saca fo'i su sencillo modo di biba i in-
duci den position visibel di mundo i con-
verti den un comunidad modern. Ta no-
tabel cu e cambio a word haci asina fa-
cil. E bienestar material di e pueblo ta
na un grado halto i nan ta ambicioso pa
haci'e mas halto ainda, pero e idea cu ta
uni e grupo cosmopolita aki ta e reqliza-
cion cu e nroductonan di petroleo di Aru-
b, ta un factor vital den ganamento di
guera pa e Nacionnan Uni i den libera-
cion di e posesionnan Neerlandes.
Aruba ta orgulloso di e hecho aki i di
loque e a realize den pasado, pero e no
ta satisfecho di mas i complaciente. E
pueblo ta di opinion cut bao di' e iaealnan
colonial nobo Neerlandes i di e Naclon-
Con inud den pag. 8


AJ NUARY 21 1944




A daughter, Jacqueline Gloria, to Mr.
and Mrs. Marcus Blaize, December 24.
A son, Rafael, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jacephas Wilson, December 25. (See p.
A daughter, Vera Yvonne, to Mr. and
Mrs. Israel Jermain, December 26.
A daughter, Joyce Carla, to Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Zichem, December 27.
A daughter, Inocencia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ireno Maduro, December 28.
A son, Willem Raymond, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ramon Vroolijk, December 31.
A son, Stanley Albertus, to Mr. and
Mrs. Lucius Arrindell, January 3.
A daughter, Genoveva, to Mr. and Mrs.
Juan Maduro, January 3.
A son, Raymond Samuel, to Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Hackett, January 5.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Francis-
co Croes, January 5.
A son, Luciano Antonio, to Mr. and
Mrs. Nicomedes Geerman, January 7.
A daughter, Alida Josefi-na, to Mr.
and Mrs. Adolfo Marval, January 7.
A son, Winston Franklin, to Mr. and
Mrs. Guilberto Maduro, January 8.
A daughter, Deanna Marleine, to Mr.
and Mrs. Norberto Winklaar, January 8.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Teddie
Johnson, January 10.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Esteban Geer-
man, January 12.

ARUBA Continud di pag. 6
nan Uni, nan por usa nan experiencia pa
extended nan propio oportunidad i aumen-
ta nan influencia den e area di Caribe.
Tal vez un homogeneidad social nobo di
forza igual na esun di "e bon temponan
bieuw" lo desarolla fo'i e cosmopolitismo
industrial, realizando cosnan grand.

Organization Changes

Effective December 1, 1943, Gilbert
Uhr was appointed General Foreman of
the Labor department, and Paul Gardere
became Assistant General Foreman.
On January 1 Donald Blair was trans-
ferred from the Technical Service to the
Personnel department, to take over
duties in connection with the "Coin Your
Ideas" Plan.
Effective January 3 Norman Shirley
was transferred from the Technical
Service department to the Building &
Maintenance division of the Colony
Service department. He will be in charge
of all Colony architectural and land-
scaping work.


From page 1

J. Heinze) writes from Fort Custer,
Battle Creek, Michigan:
"The Aruba Esso News, sent to me by
my brother (Robert V. of the Acid
Plant) has been a source of great
pleasure to me. Since leaving Aruba in
1932 I studied law and practiced at the
Minnesota Bar. After Pearl Harbor I be-
came a Medical Corps man with the
127th General Hospital, and finally
wound up here at Investigators School,
but all the while I have remembered the
good times and people in Aruba. Your
paper brings to me the names and faces
of those who stayed and carried on. That
was a fine picture of Bob Baum in the
February 19 issue. I pass the copies on
to Ward Goodwin, who is now with
Celotex, down in Louisiana".

A letter appeared in these columns
recently from Bill Lennox, former
Powerhouse man who now commands a
submarine in the Pacific. A photograph-
ic Christmas card received from him

last month proves it, the picture show-
ing him and his crew on the deck of the
sub. Lennox is the nearly bald man (he
had lots of hair when he left here)
second from left in the front row.

An unusual 10-year button presenta-

News From Other Plants.

Alvin Marks, for several years School
Principal here, is now co-ordinating fore-
men conference activities in the New
Jersey Works.

Johnny Crawford, another employee
who will be remembered by oldtimers,
appears in a recent picture of the cham-
pionship bowling team at Caripito, Ve-

Hanging up a remarkable record of
700 days without a single disabling in-
jury, the Everett refinery at Everett,
Mass., received national recognition for
its safety record with an award from
the National Safety Council and letters
of congratulation from insurance com-
panies, safety councils, the War Depart-
ment, and the Governor of the State.
Up to November 13, when the report
was published, the last reported dis-
abling injury was on December 13, 1941,
or slightly less than two years of safe

tion took place late last month when
Myrtle Parham, first teacher in the Lago
Community School to complete ten years
of service here, received her button.
With summer vacations deducted from
service records at the school, Miss Par-
ham's record goes back farther than ten
years, to August 21, 1931, when she
first took up her duties here. The picture
at bottom of the page shows most of the
faculty looking on as Miss Parham ac-
knowledges receiving the service award
from Principal William Mileham.

A drinking glass that bounces like a
ball is solving a breakage problem for
the Army.


JANUARY 21, 1944


Maximum Taxi Fares Published

For the convenience of employees, the
News reproduces below the rate-schedule
for taxis which has been in effect since
April, 1942, as it was re-issued last week
by the "Crisis Bureau" of the Govern-
ment. Every driver is required to carry
a copy of this schedule, and to show it
upon request:

From San Nicolas to:

Lago Colony
From Oranjestad to:

San Nicolas
Palm Beach
Santa Cruz

These fares are subject

cent increase between
The notice issued by
reau invites the public
Police of any violation

Single Trip Round Trip

Fl. 1.75

1N V rnhoa -- a -

Smith, Jose Bryson, and Charles Buntin
t to a 50 per of the Instrument department, Victor
midnight and Schotborgh, Laboratory, Walter Arindell,
Machinist, Felipe Bryson, Garage, and
:he Crisis Bu- Arthur Legrand, Machinist. Victoriano
o inform the Hodge of Electrical and George Laveist
of this rate- of Garage were scheduled to make the
trip but were unable to go.

A new employee publication was
launched December 24, with the first
issue of "De Passaat", published by the
C.P.I.M. for its employees in Curagao.
It is printed in four languages, Dutch,
Papiamento, English, and Spanish, and
will appear monthly.
The name "De Passaat" is Dutch,
meaning the northeast trade wind.

Wonder where your now unobtainable
nylon stockings are, ladies? They're off
to war, where nylon enough for 1,920
pairs, or 3,840 legs, goes to make a single
parachute. Seventeen thousand airs,
enough for 34,000 legs, go into a single
glider rope.

Bananas are one of the world's oldest
cultivated crops. They were mentioned in
Chinese writings 3,000 years ago.


Pa conveniencia di empleadonan, Aru-
ba Esso News ta mustra aki 'riba e tari-
fa official manera e a word public
atrobe door di Gobierno siman pasi, i
cual tawata na vigor desde April 1942.
Ta worde exigi pa cada chauffeur carga
un copia di e list aki hunto cu n'e, i di
mustr'e ora e ta worde pidi pa haci esa-
ki. E prijsnan pa pasahero manera nos
ta mira aki 'riba ta suheto na un aumen-
to di 50% despues di mei-anochi hasta
amanecer. E notificacion cual a worde
poni den circulacion door di Gobierno
tambe ta manifest cu e public ta wor-
de pidi di inform Poliz ariba cualquier
violacion di e list aki relative na prijs-
nan maximo.

Lagoites Win One, Lose One,
In Cura(ao Baseball Trip

A local baseball team for the first time
invaded Curagao last weekend, when
San Lucas, last year's Sport Park
champions, tackled the neighboring is-
land in two games. The first, played
Saturday, January 15, was won by a
U. S. Army team, 5 to 3. Next day San
Lucas played "Quisquella", a Curagao
squad, and came out on the long end of
a 13-11 score. No details are available
as the News goes to press.
Of the 13 team members who made
the trip, eight are employees, including
Mario Croes of the Sport Park, Stanley

Prizewinners in December
Safety Sweepstakes

(Bond Fortuna of January 13)
All Prizes FIs. 25

Carlos Odor
Charles Patterson
Jose Croes
Marius Krind
Frans Monte
John Masters
Vincent Yearwood
Keith Edwards
James Walters
Cornelis Tjong
Hezeldal Bryson
Ormond Banfield
Leo Esser
John McMurran
Anselmo Kelly
Pedro Feliciano
William Minier
Pedrito Boekhoudt
Nicolaas Hoek
William James
James Sagers
Germain Mingo
John Hodge
Charles Edwards
Pedro Thielman
George Hutchinson
Harry Bensinger
Fernando Gomes
Benjamin Henriquez
Johannes Wever
Hans Gregerson
Charles Hughes
Charles Polak
Evelyn Wade

Colony Maint.
Gas Plant
Lago Police
Lago Police
Lago Police
R. & S.
R. & S.
R. & S.



December 19
Lago Sport Park
January 9
Lago Sport Park
Neth. Army

January 9
Botica San Lucas

December 23
San Nicolas Police
Oranjestad Police
December 31
Sabaneta Schutters
Oranjestad Schutters
January 11





JANUARY 21, 1944


Latest "C.Y.I." Winners
Awarded 325 Guilders

Plan for New Type Additional
Awards To Be Announced Soon

In a "Coin Your Ideas" award meeting
at Assistant General Manager F. S.
Campbell's office January 7, 26 awards
were made totalling Fls. 325, for ideas
accepted in recent weeks. It was one of
the largest presentations ever held, and
emphasized the gains available to em-
ployees who capitalize on the advantages
of "C.Y.I.".
In the course of the meeting Mr.
Campbell announced that plans are being
made for "incentive awards", which will
be in addition to the usual prize money
for accepted suggestions. The final form
the new awards will take has not yet
been decided upon, but a possibility being
favorably considered is the payment of
bonuses to employees who have a number
of suggestions accepted within a given
period of time.
R. V. Heinze, Chairman of the "C.Y.I."
Committee, reminded the group that
supplemental awards, given when a sug-
gestion proves more valuable than it
seemed to be when first accepted, are
more likely in ideas relating to process

E empleado-
nan aki a re-
cibi Fll. 325
di e "C. Y. I.
Plan" (Plan pa
had bo idea-
nan bira pla-
ca) e luna aki.

"C. Y. I."

Clip this out and put
it in a handy place in
your desk, locker, or

Medical Department Consultation Hours

Plant Dispensary
(Dally e.xcpt Sunday. and Holidayl)

Male Employees

7:00 a.m. 'o 10:00 a.m

10.00 a.m. to 11:30 a m

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p m

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a m.
emergency cases will b- treated at
the Hospital


Female Employees
10.00 a.m to 11 30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
to 4 30 p.m. daily except Sundays and
Holidays. Emergency cases at all hours.

Female employment examinations 2:00
p m. to 3:00 pm.

Employee Families
10.00 a m. to 11:30 a.m. daily except
Sunday and Holidays.

Sunday and Holiday Hours
at the Hospital
Employees and employee families, 10:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



or mechanical improvements than in
other types.
Announcement was made during the
meeting of the appointment of Don
Blair, formerly of the Engineering de-
partment, as full-time "Coin Your Ideas"
Secretary. In addition to the regular
duties of Secretary, Mr. Bair, whose
office is in Bachelor Quarters No. 3,
will be available to assist employees in
working out details of ideas they wish
to present.
Those who received awards January 7:
L. Wathey, Fla. 10, Paint strapping on kero-
.ene and gas oil tanks; L. Cornes, Fl. 20. Ad-
ditional firefighting equipment. Drydock area; J.
Ismene. Fla. 10. Emergency entrance sign for
ambulances at Hospital: J. Rossettie. Fla. 10.
Method to remove strain when removing gauge
glass on spheroid:; D. Jackson, Fla. 15. Relocate
swing line reel at tank 206: J. Varseveld, Fla.
10, Extend platform and railing on service watei

strainer, Central Pumphouse. O. Saimaan. 1F-. in.
Insulate blowdown stack, Poly Plant boiler: Th
Lie-Kwie, Fix. 10, Install lamp in Hydro Plant
laboratory; L. Lecluse. 1,i. 20, Saving of baina
pipe and valves at west Acid Treating Plant:
F. Ritveld, Fla. 10. Walkways over pipelines at
tanks 195 and 496 and new plant: T. De I'alm.
Fla. 20, Device for calculating due d.ltes. loial
vacations; J. Saitch, Fls. 10, Remove two hlnaces
at No. 1 Agitator: C. Brnschop F l. 15. Trap iIn
air line at Acid Plant: L. Marques. Flg. 10. Dis-
connect extension to drinking water lines. No. 12
Aviation Still; E. Niekoop. Fla. 10. Walkway t1o
valve of gas oil box outlet: S. deAbreu, Fls. Io.
Walkway to lube oil meter. No. 5 H.P.S.: .1. Pe-
terson. Fil. 10. Replace present sewer covers on
five tanks: D. Persaud. Fl.. 10. Curtain in front
of Lago Club auditorium door: J. Weller. FlV. 111.
Platforms at tanks 116 and 147, Acid Plant; F.
Eaton jr., Fla. 15. Scrubbing gas for small con-
sumers line with Giribotol: H. Hengeveld. FIs.
20. Raise file cabinets off floor: H. Sohrian.
Fla. 10, Airmail schedule at Main and Lago
Heights gates: C. Doesberg, Fla. 10. Correcting
of trespassin. sisns: D. Heebner, Fla. 10. In-
active rack for howling halls: P. Hunt. Fla. 10.
Shielded light over steps, north exit of Esso
Club; J. Marathon, Fla. 20, Water prssamire
gauges on super-charged engines.

E empleadonan na Departamento di
Poliz di Lago, kendenan ta duna pasnan
pa refineria, ta sin duda algun di e em-
pleadonan mas ocupa den plant.
Recientemente nan a haci un report
di nan trabao durante 1943, i e ta mustra
cu casi 100,000 llamada a worde haci na
e oficina pa pasnan di diferente soorto
den e afia ey. Esaki ta tres biaha e po-
blacion di Aruba, i ta mescos cu si cada
homber, moh6, i much ariba e isla a
bai na e oficina pa pasnan tres biaha du-
rante e aila.

By reducing household matches five-
sixteenths of an inch, 7,000,000 board
feet of lumber were saved last year. Now
if someone would just figure out a way
to keep them burning in Aruba's wind!



JANUARY 21, 1944



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