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VOL. 5, No. 5 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
APRIL 21, 1944
Merwin Merits FIs. 500
"Coin Your Ideas" Award
Initial Awards Total FIs. 390
To 27 Employees, With "C. Y. ."
Suggestions on the Increase
Two supplemental and 27 initial
awards marked the month's "Coin Youi
Ideas" business, with the number of
suggestions turned in reaching new
Edward Merwin, Assistant General
Foreman of the Boiler, Tin, and Black-
smith Shops, topped the list with an
award of Fls. 500, presented to him by
Acting General Manager F. S. Camptell
April 3. Mr. Merwin's suggestion, which
was a method of preventing erosion in
the tubes of Kellogg heat exchangers at
Continued on page 6
Speed at the typewriter brought a
special Gregg Typing Speed Certificate
to Herbert Hengeveld of T.S.D. last
week. With a speed of 73 net words per
minute for 15 minutes, he is now the
fastest typist trained in the Company's
typing classes, a record previously held
by Nicolina Dirksz and Bernadina
Herbert Hengeveld (ariba) awor ta e
ltpista di mas Ihih den e empleadonan
en a sinja type den klasnan dl training
di Compania. E record dl lihereza cu e
tin, antes tabsta part entire Nicolina
Dirksz I Bernadina Sloterdfk.
New Training Quarters To Have
Milk Bar for Apprentice Boys
A feature of the consolidation of
training activities in the former No. 3
Bachelor Quarters (see page 8) will be
a "milk bar" for serving a mid-morning
snack to boys in the first two years of
the apprentice program. A separate
room is being provided in the building,
where the study routine will be relaxed
for a few minutes each morning while
the boys have milk and crackers. The
apprentices will bear a part of the cost,
and participation will be voluntary.
No new idea, the mid-morning lunch
is common practise in many schools in
the United States. Doctors agree that
youths of school age need the energy
provided by frequent small meals, that
they are able to give better attention to
their studies and remain more alrt if
not required to go for hours without
This applies especially to boys in the
apprentice program, many of whom. liv-
ing in outlying districts, must have
breakfast by 5 a.m. in order to reach
the plant on time.
Klasnan Nobo di Training lo Tin
Lugar pa Aprendiznan Bebe Lechi
Un di e aspectonan mas notable den
e plan pa hiba tur actividadnan di train-
ing den loke tabata antes Bachelor
Quarters No. 3 (weita pagina 8) lo ta
e lugar unda e muchanan di e prome dos
anjanan di e program di aprendiz lo
worde sirbi lechi "pa tene stoma." Lo
tin un cuarto separA den e edificio unda
reglanan di studio lo worde aflohh, pa
algun moment, mientras e muchanan
ta come buscuchi cu lechi. Parti di e
gastonan lo worde paga door di e apren-
diznan y nan lo no tin ningun obliga-
cion di tuma parti, esaki ta completa-
E idea aki no ta nobo,-come,algo den
oranan di mainta ta word had den ho-
pi school di Merea. Dokternan ta dl
Vacation Relief Assignments
F. S. Campbell (above) was named Act-
ing General Manager during the absence
of L. G. Smith, who left on vacation
Aki 'riba nos ta mira F. S. Campbell,
kende lo ta Gerente General Interino du-
rante ausencia di L. G. Smith, cu a bal
en vacantle dia 31 di Maart.
During J. L. Field's vacation, C. R.
Greene (phone 583) is in charge of the
Standards Group of the Process Division
of T.S.D. H. V. Locker (phone 582) is
acting as head of the Testing and Design
Ground of the same division both during
Mr. Field's vacation and during the
subsequent vacation of Mr. Greene.
During G. Potts' vacation, R.P. Ewing
(phone 649) is acting as Assistant Chief
Engineer in the Engineering Division.
acuerdo cu muchanan di school tin mes-
ter di e energia cu un poco di cuminda
cada bez, ta duna y cu nan por paga
mih6 atencion na nan studio y ta keda
mas active si nan no meter keda hopi
ora sin come.
Esaki especialmente ta verdad den e
caso di e muchanan den program di
aprendiz, di cual hopi meter tuma.nan
desayuno cing' or di mainta pa nan par
yega refineria na tempo, un t ez cu nan
ta biba na campo.
Next to Christmas, birthdays, and mak-
Drawing Takes Place for
Sale of Twelve Co. Houses
The Company's plan to help relieve
the housing shortage in San Nicolas
through the sale of 12 surplus Colony
bungalows went into operation April 17
with a drawing to determine which ap-
plicants were to receive the houses.
Deciding by lottery was necessary, since
17 applications were received for the 12
The drawing was made in the office
of Acting Colony Manager J. J. Abadie,
with Henry Nassy and Edgar Wingaar-
de, members of the Employees' Advisory
Committee, drawing the names out of a
Two 3-room houses were available,
and these were drawn by A. Kersout,
P.R. 1697, and H. Islam, P.R. 361. Those
who had applied for 3-roomers but
whose names were not drawn were:
J. Saitch, P.R. 3314, S. Bislick, P.R.
3644, H. DeBoer, P.R. 3942, D. Wever,
P.R. 1475, and A. Sam, P.R. 3852.
Eight 4-room houses were available,
with only five applicants for this size,
all of whom are eligible to purchase one.
These are L. Wever, P.R. 8192, J. Beau-
jon, P.R. 9949, E. Robles, P.R. 9843,
A. Coelho, P.R. 4981, and P. Brook, P.R.
Two 5-room houses were available,
and these were drawn by S. Chang. P.R.
3420, and R. Peterson, P.R. 9959. Those
who had .applied for a 5-roomer but
whose names were not drawn here:
A. Rodney, P.R. 9919, M. Harms, P.R.
mudpies, probably nothing takes
dren's fancy like an Easter egg
t. This one was staged by the Lago
Edric Frederick of the Boilermaker
department, on April 16, at the age of
40. He had five years and eleven months
of service with the Company. He was a
participant in the Thrift Plan, and is
survived by his wife.
L. M. Sanborn, for many years editor
of the Esso Refiner, died suddenly
March 31, without previous illness.
Death occurred at his office in the Bay-
way refinery at Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Mr. Sanborn, whose assistance was of
value in launching the Aruba Esso News
three and a half years ago, will be re-
membered by many employees who hail
from the New Jersey works.
Photographic exposure meter (nsall
black object with numerals under a
glass window) on Santa Cruz-Fontein
road. Don Blair, "C.Y.I." office, Person-
Lichtmeter pa fotografia (un obheto
preto cu number y un wijzer tapa bao
di glas) riba caminda di Santa Cruz-
Fontein. Don Blair, Oficina di "Coin
Your Ideas", Oficina di Personnel.
8145, and M. deCuba, P.R. 8188.
The applications for houses did not
correspond with the number of each size
availal!:. Th2 Colony Service depart-
ment is approaching the eight employees
who had specified either a 3-room or a
5-room house in their applications, and
whose names were not drawn for those
sizes, to determine which would be in-
terested in the remaining 4-room
bungalows. A second drawing will then
be held to distribute these houses.
Community Church's Sunday School.
Above, every clump of grass gets a
going-over in the race for eggs. At left,
four little girls compare notes.
Aviation Insurance Available
For Employees Traveling On
Among various benefits available to
employees of the Company is aviation
insurance, providing insurance protec-
tion against aviation accidents while
traveling as passengers on various ap-
It is attractive not only to employees
who travel frequently, but also to those
making a single flight in the course of
a period of employment, because of the
low rates charged.
There are two varieties, basic and
extended. Basic insurance covers flights
on domestic airlines in the U.S.A., K.L.
M. and Pan American Airways in their
Caribbean and South Amer'c-n servi-es.
and various other specified :nes. The
annual rate is $1.40 per thousand dollars
of coverage. The extended irsura-c'. on
which the premium is $3.e8 per thou-
sand, includes all travel covered by the
basic type, plus any flights in the West-
ern Hemisphere in regularly licensed
passenger planes, or in military planes.
The insurance year ruis from the first
day of March to the last day of Februa-
ry, regardless of when the insurance is
taken out. The full premium is ch-rged
if application is made between March 1
and September 1, and half premium is
charged for coverage started between
September 1 and March 1.
The Personnel department can supply
full details to any employees interested
in this type of group insurance.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
April 1 15 Monday, April 24
Anril 1 30 Tuesday, May 9
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
APRIL 21. 1944
A UBA ) N& WS
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W. ., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, May 12. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, May 6.
Printed by The Curacao Courant. Curacao, N.WI.
Where It Will Do The Most Good
I Essotoon By M v "
100 0 /
WGHT IN ER fIE[RER FACE!
A letter has just been received from President
W. J. Haley's office in New York, commenting on
the production record of Lago's new aviation gas-
oline facilities. Although the actual production in
barrels cannot be published, high praise is given to
the entire Aruba organization for the continuous
operation since the initial start in December, 1943,
and for a daily production greater than originally
Mr. Haley says: "With full credit to the develop-
ment and design organizations for the performance
of the equipment in question, all here feel that this
record is one which stands as a splendid credit to
the entire Aruba personnel, management and staff
alike. Messrs. Gallagher, Holman, and Abrams have
asked to be included in the congratulations which
are extended to you all".
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Thirty-four departmental groups drew 241 half-tickets
for the Curacao Bond Fortuna of April 20, in the March
SDepartments in which accidents had, prevented their
being.eligible for tickets were Labor. Machinists, Boller-
makers, Stewards, Pipe, and Painters.
Work Safely For Safety's Sake
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Sheep graze freely along Aruba's coun-
try roads, but are penned up in corrals
each night. Each owner has his own
brand for identifying his sheep, an ear-
mark that is registered with the govern-
ment. The animals are used as a source
of meat, and sheep milk is commonly
used. This flock was photographed
near Santa Cruz.
NOTA: Un traduclcon na papiamen-
to di e articulo tocante Aruba ariba e
dos pagina aid, a word public den e
edition dl Araba Esso News di dia 21
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At the request of the "Knickerbocker
Weekly" magazine's editors, General
Manager L. G. Smith prepared an ar-
ticle oa Aruba's development in recent
years, for publication in the January 31
issue of that magazine.
As it will be of interest to many
readers of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS,
the text is republished below.
On all recent maps that include the
Caribbean Sea, Aruba is prominently in-
dicated in bold type, even on work
maps to a small scale. Not long ago,
one had to look on a large scale chart
of the Caribbean to find more than a
mere dot indicating it. Aruba of recent
years has become politically and econo-
mically important, especially since 1939
when her petroleum products became
munitions for the United Nations.
Aruba is small (area 65 square miles),
arid (14 inches annual rainfall) and
lacking in natural resources, so it had
little to offer the world until someone
wanted a safe deep harbor in which to
transfer the rapidly-increasing produc-
tion of Lake Maracaibo crude oil from
the shallow draft lake tankers into
ocean-going tankers for transport to
world markets. Aruba met the specifica-
tions it is the nearest island to Ma-
racaibo, its lee shore lagoons protected
by coral reefs make perfect deep har-
bors, and its Government has centuries
of commercial experience. Therefore in
1925 Aruba was chosen for an oil port
and her new life began.
Prior to 1925 life on Aruba for its
10 00 1 F r .epIe rn > teen quiet but steadily
pr-.'cre__is e due ,to their thrift and the
genersl h-con.rc-rmj improvement of the
Canltbbe- n area S.:arcity of fertile soil
arn r:,in mn-d.:- 1.ire plantations imposs-
ir.lle ard hu. the people had small land
ri.:-lair.lI ni.:n tr, worked themselves.
Arubti r.-,.r h:,J ~Iave labor and while
3rhe ri..:r i-..ernr..ed the occasional
pr.Fperit. ':.i the r.- ner islands she never
t -r th i.:.:n. .-i-pressions and race
.r.btierrm.s thr.. sr l suffer from. The
. . .
APRIL 21. 1944
people have alwayEs
proud, and indepen"
fortably on the pr.t
with nearby county,1
faring enterprises it
is limited to maize.
and goats. Mild fli
ed from the hills t
by various company
gold industry deve',
phosphate rock fro
Aruba a little tasti,
dustry, which sligle
land's economy. Prd
by the Netherlands.
most of the Netheir
continued its quiet
poor; a condition :,
some old people c(t]
developments as "t
With the transshb
oil and the subseq ,
neries, the Arend si
the Lago at the e:
easy pace quickly d
industry, priding ii,
and efficient, insist
six days a week. .
continuous, a larg< f
to work night shif c
was a radical cha h
dualistic life of Ae
was more or less h
ed only when he w:u
wages were an it
and in a short tin
away working in (
played by the oil Ai
fineries grew still iw
from all the Caribt e
as skilled artizans
mists from Europe .I
now the population
of over 40 national
Aruba, that had el
century or so, sude e
politan community g
of negroes for the it
tory. Fortunately t d4
and capable Govern at
clashes and life wt m
Aruba made the t t(
dustrial age quietly, i.
In this expansion h(
took place at the
island, for the Arer 1 ]
stabilized its opera al
employees while tl &
port Co., Ltd. cont ai
the present when 5,
ployees. An increa: ti
10,000 to 32,000 ir -e(
great deal of cons tsi
oil refineries to pr s,
churches, movies, on
services. The oil c il
of it to take care "
nel but the vast m w
APRIL 21, 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
I was min-
ed the is-
er rich nor
ed to by
ng of refi-
st end and
Le free and
d. The oil
a day and
f men had
It the high
As the re-
es, as well
i over a
je a cosmo-
in its his-
.to the in-
I of the
L Mi. soon
and up to
by private enterprise. The village of San
Nicolas adjoining the Lago has a popu-
lation of 10,000, and Oranjestad, the
seat of the Government ten miles to the
west, has more than doubled in size. In
general the business men have provided
satisfactory facilities but in many cases
ramshackle buildings have been put up
to serve an immediate purpose and are
still standing because the war has stop-
ped new construction. Irrespective of
this, however, the Government maintains
a high standard of cleanliness and sani-
tation throughout the island.
The Government Public Works Depart-
ment has been constantly busy providing
public facilities and buildings. The only
source of fresh water is the meager and
uncertain rain, therefore a distillation
plant to make fresh water from sea water
with a capacity of 200,000 gallons per
day has been built, with a 20-rzile pipe
line distribution system. Additions are
made to it frequently but there is never
enough fresh water to supply all de-
mands so that rain water from cisterns
and slightly brackish well water is also
used. Over 30 miles of paved roads have
been constructed for Aruba's 3,000 auto-
mobiles. Office buildings, Government
employees' houses, markets, schools and
many other things were necessary to
take care of the rapidly increasing popu-
lation, and they have all been built from
current taxes in a substantial manner
and in good taste, setting the example
for private construction.
The Aruban people, who take great
pride in their families, their homes and
property, have taken advantage of the
prosperity by building neat substantial
concrete houses for themselves. The Aru-
ban landscape is dotted with these color-
ful houses occupying the ancestral acres.
In half a generation Aruba has been
thrust from quiet insularity into the
limelight of the world and converted into
a modern industrial community. It is re-
markable that the change was made so
smoothly. The material welfare of the
people is at a high level and they are
ambitious to make it still higher, but the
idea binding all this cosmopolitan gromn
together is the realization that Aruba's
petroleum products are a vital factor in
winning the war for the United Nations
and in the liberation of the Netherlands.
Aruba takes pride in this fact and in
As it has been for generations past,
brushwood is still the chief source of
fuel in many parts of Aruba. This father
and son are taking their burro-load past
the big palm grove east of Frenchmen's
Sturdy concrete homes dot nearly all
parts of the island's "Cunucu" or rural
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Real Retirement Realized
Jim Bluejacket, possibly the best-
known man ever to be on employee
records here, freshened up old friends'
memories recently with some snapshots
of the life of ease he retired to on July
1, 1943. Two of the best are reproduced
The top picture shows a mess of fish
that he claims is typical of his catches.
(The ink writing on the photograph says
that Wayne Richie, who visited the Blue-
jackets while on vacation, helped eat
them.) The second picture shows the
end-product of a deer hunt, with tiny
"Junior" on top, snarling as if he had
brought down the buck himself.
Another aspect of his retirement not
pictured but told about in a recent let-
ter, was bouncing a grandchild on each
knee, made ioasible by the fact that
Jim's son Freddie, formerly with Chica-
go Bridge, is now with the Carter Oil
Company at Billings, Montana.
From page 1
the Combination Units, was turned in
early in 1940. Because extensive altera-
tions to the exchangers were required,
its value was not fully proved until four
years later, when it brought Mr. Merwin
four crisp banknotes, Fls. 250, 50, and
A supplemental award of Fls. 25 also
went to Hugh Bennett, for his sugges-
tion to make duplicate prints on blue-
print paper from photostat paper
The 27 initial awards went to: C. An-
namunthodo, Fls. 10, Use of standard
blueprint racks in M. & C. dept.; R.
Mayer, Fls. 25, Laundry basket lockties;
B. Schoonmaker, Fls. 20, Revision of
pre-requisition form; M. Richardson,
Fls. 25, Change level control system on
surface condensers hot wells, PCAR; H.
Sobrian, Fls. 15, Install sign on rear of
all swinging cabs of cranes; J. Edwards,
Fls. 10, Identification sign at Foundry;
J. Faris, Fls. 50, Forced draft fans used
as exhausters; N. Bruma, Fls. 10, Con-
crete step at utility building in Colony;
C. Davis, Fls. 15, Eyebolt lifter for lift-
ing out cylinder valves of compressors;
J. Heebner, Fls. 10, Pin boys to wear
white shirts for better visibility; Miss
O. Singh, Fls. 10, Correct name sign at
At r ig h t, Ed.
' Merwin receives con-
gratulations f r o m
Manager F.S. Camp-
bell on receiving
FIs. 500, the highest
initial or supple-
mental "Coin Your
Ideas" award ever
Hydro-Alky office; P. Walker, Fls. 10.
Lights near phones and bulletin boards
at B.Q.; C. Pikiell, Fls. 10, Relocate pipe
at entrance of Material Accounting and
Warehouse building: R. Stickel, Fls. 10.
Sulfur container in Laboratory;S. Croes,
Fla. 15, Shade at waiting shed outside
Hospital; F. Ciccarelli, Fls. 10, Change
in movie ticket procedure: Miss E.
Vlaun, Fls. 10, Walkway from Laundry
to Commissary; H. Chescoe, Fls. 10,
Provide iceboxes in B.Q. with shelf; H.
James, Fls. 10, Relocate duplicating
machines atPersonnel department; St.
G. Bernez, Fls. "10, Eliminate safety
hazard at concrete walkway leading to
Boiler Shop; Miss C. Hassell, Flas. 15,
Install door at east side of Laundry; D.
A daughter, Prudencia Viomi, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Connor, March 24.
A daughter, Theodora Filomena, to
Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Henriquez,
A daughter, Shirley Virginia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Philibert Volkerts, March 30.
A daughter, Alvelina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Pantaleon Garcia, March 30.
A son, Brian Francis, to Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Camacho, April 1.
A son, Roger Brian, to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Amoroso, April 2.
A daughter, Felicita Adelie, to Mr.
and Mrs. James Bryson, April 3.
A son, Kelly Boyington, to Mr. and
Mrs. Fritz Lejuez, April 5.
A daughter, Aurora Sofia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Juan Croes, April 6.
A son, Anselmo Rodrigues, to Mr. and
Mrs. Jaime Hazel, April 6.
A son, Celestino, to Mr. and Mrs. Can-
dido Dabian, April 6.
A son, Johannes Mathias, to Mr. and
Mrs. Johannes Eeltink, April 9.
A daughter, Karen Ann, to Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Stone jr., April 9.
Zilko, Fls. 10, Use of substitute mater-
ials in repairing tennis court enclosures.
In addition to the cash awards, two
suggestions received commendation: the
making of special boxes for the trans-
portation of pies, submitted by A. Ale-
many, and a method for lead bonding
salt water screens, submitted by G. Lar-
son. Other awards were: G. Jardine,
Fls. 10, Walkway over pipelines near
L.H.B.Q. No. 5; St. G. Bernez, FIe. 15,
Relocate door at coupon office, Plant
Commissary;E. Larmonie, Fls. 15, Walk-
way over pipe alley near tank 98:
*E. Hicklema, Fla. 15, Change in hours
for vacation examination; R. Stickel,
Fls. 15, Include phone numbers on
General Notices of organization changes.
APRIL 21, 1944
LL~l~iL'~.4 'M -
APRIL 21, 1943 ARUBA E
n t ll kli I A It I Al
(Week Ending April 15)
Carpenters 14 4
Structal Drafters 12 6
Mens Forum 10 8
Wood Pickers 8 7
Laborators No. 1 9 9
Estimators 7 11
Marine 6 12
Pipefitters 3 12
Accountants No. 1 11 1
Electrical 10 2
Garage 9 3
Eng. Outcasts 7 5
T.S.D. Standards 6 6
Coordinators 4 8
Bookkeepers 4 8
Colony Service 4 8
Labor 3 9
Medical 2 10
WON LOST PCT.
Light Oils Operators
Light Oils Office
Colony Service 5 1 833
M. & C. Office 5 1 833
Utilities 5 1 833
Light Oils Operators 4 2 667
jersey Skeeters 4 2 667
-. & S. 3 3 500
Accountants 3 3 500
Chemical Engineers 2 4 333
"avy No. 2 2 4 333
krmy Signal No. 686 2 4 333
qavy No. 1 1 5 167
VIilitary Police 0 6 000
WON LOST PCT.
"eam 1 Schlageter 2 1 667
S 3 Featherstone 2 1 667
5 MacMillan 2 1 667
8 Stickel 4 2 667
9 Jensen 2 1 667
,10 Walker 2 1 667
2 Lenke 1 2 333
4 Masters 1 2 333
6 Thurman 1 2 333
7 Humphreys 1 2 333
11 Williamson 0 3 000
Above, Joseph Wilson of the Power-
house crosses home plate standing up,
with a run for Lago in the second inning
of the morning game April 9. The ball
is visible just above the catcher's mitt.
At right, Albert Nichols of the Garage,
who pitched seven innings of this game,
gets ready to take a cut at the Curacao
Baseball fans had a field day at the
Sport Park April 8 and 9, with three
games by top-flight teams in two days.
The visiting team from Cu.racao was
"Quisqueya", a Santo Domingo squad
that recently won the Curagao cham-
pionship. After defeating an Aruba
Army team April 8, the visitors won
one and lost one against an all-star Lago
team the following day.
The morning game went to Curagao 8
to 5, with Albert Nichols handling the
pitching assignment for seven innings,
and Carlos Buntin finishing it. The
Lagoites evened the series in the after-
noon, winning 10 to 4, with Antonio
Bryson pitching. Two of Lago's run were
circuit clouts, with Gaston Arrindell and
"Basiga" wielding the big sticks.
Sabaneta Schutters 2
Oranj. Schutters 1
San Nicolas Police
Knockout competition, for
provided by the teams involved:
San Nicolas Jrs.
The San Nicolas Jrs. and Bolivar were
to play April 15, and the winner of this
match will play Vulcania April 22 for
Golden Arrow 56
SAPRIL 21 1944
Training and Conference Activities in New Quarters
Ready for occupancy early next
month, the second floor of Bachelor
Quarters No. 3 is being completely re-
modeled to provide enlarged and more
suitable space for training activities and
conferences, and office space for "Coin
Your Ideas" work and the Aruba Esso
Training classes, which have previous-
ly been held in two widely-separated
buildings in the plant, will now be con-
solidated under one roof, in better
quarters. At the same time adequate
conference space will be provided, with
three separate rooms available. A floor
plan appears below.
,Jo ( ojc) (n j'
@ 1 1
N \ -
2 Instructor's Office
4 Conference room
5-6 "Coin Your Ideas"
7-S Aruba Esso News
o Clerk 16 Instructor's office
10 Restroom 17 Classroom
11 Conference room 18 Typing & Steno
12 Clerk classroom
13 Restroom 19 Conference room
14 Training Div. office 20 Test equipment storage
15 Classroom 21 Milkbar
'I C% jr. .
The eleven young men shown above graduated from the Company's apprentice
program March 29, the second group to finish the four-year course. Exercises
were held at the Lago Heights Club, attended by 60 family members, super-
visors, and friends. Assistant General Manager J. J. Horigan was Master of
Ceremonies, and L. G. Smith and LLt Governor Wagemaker were the speak-
em Ricardo Geerman spoke for the graduates.
Max. v. d. Biezen
Bldg. & Maint.
M. & C. Off.
John Breen, Operator at the Gas
Plant, started work in Aruba September
12, 1929, as a 1st Class Helper at the
Pressure Stills. He was first employed.
by the Company at Casper, Wyoming..
May 8, 1923.
Na banda robez nos ta mira un plan
di e segundo piso di Bachelor Quarters,
No. 3, cual ta worde completamente
cambiA pa traha mas y mihor lugar pa
e klasnan di training di Compania. Den
e edificio lo tin oficinanan tambe dii
"Coin Your Ideas" y di Aruba Esso
Lo e keda kla pa sirbishi den e promei
parti di Mei.
E diezun hobennan na banda robez di'
esaki a pasa nan examen y a recibi nan
diploma di e curso di aprendiz di Com-
pania dia 29 di Maart. Nan ta e segundo
grupo cu a caba un curso di cater anja.
Ceremonianan di graduacion a worde te-
ne na Lago Heights Club, atendi door di
60 miembronan di familiar, voorman y.
amigonan. J. J. Horigan. Assistent d'
Gerente General, tabata Maestro di Ce-
remonia, y L. G. Smith y Gezaghebber
Wagemaker tabata e oradornan. Ricardc
Geerman a papia pa e graduadonan, ken-,
denan tabata inclul di robez pa drechi.
Martin Figaroa, Augustino Geerman,
Servino Stamper, Bruno Maduro, Segun.
do de Kort, Lais Donata, Ricardo Geer
man y Antolin Kock. Den e careda dl
mas dilanti tin Frans Maduro, Francidc,
de Cuba, y Ramon Croes
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
APRIL 21 1944