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VOL. 5, No. 8
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
JUNE 30, 1944
Juan Nicolas Croes
Allan La Vega
Edward Byington Jr.
Anton E. Federle
Acid & Edel.
Bldg. & Maint.
Carp. & Paint
Anton Federle, Sub-foreman in the
Electric department with duties at the
Telephone Exchange, was first employed
by the Company at Wood River, Illinois,
June 27, 1924. His service, which has
been continuous with no deductible ab-
sences, has been at Aruba since his
transfer here January 10, 1929.
The nine lines above are the standard
cold story carried in the service records.
Behind them, though, lies a bigger and
better story, made of the stuff that
often goes into tales of adventure.
Tony joined the Navy in Dezember,
1917, and was assigned to an Army
transport as radio operator. For the
next couple of years his ship, controlled
by the U.S. government, ran a sort of
international shuttle service, carrying
Red Cross supplies to troops who were
fighting the "Bolsheviks", and trans-
porting back to their home countries
some of the batches of soldiers of many
Cont. on page 8
Cuater Team Pa Dicidi E Prome Serie
Di Knockout Di Aruba Sport Unie
E prome competitive di knockout orga-
niza door di un grupo nobo di clubnan,
Aruba Sport Unie, casi a yega na su fin
e luna aki teniendo e cuater tzam cu ta
sigui aki ainda ariba e lista Jong Hol-
land, Lago Heights, San Nicolas Jr. i La
Fama. E teamnan ey ainda tin un chens
mientras cu Jong Bonaire, Unidos, Vul-
cania, e team di Poliznan M liar, Bo'i-
var, i e oncena di Batterij (sldanan) a
word elimina den e competitive i a per-
de e oportunidad pa gana e trofeo obse-
San Nicolas Jr. tawata pa hunga con-
tra La Fama dia 25 di Juni. Ganador di
e wega aki lo enfrenta den e wega final
e team triunfante di e wega hung en-
tre Lago Heights-Jong Holland, cual
ainda no a word determine.
E cuerpo representative di e Unie di
diez-team ta cons'sti di e si-uiente rna-
nera: Van Gerenstein di Poliznan Militar
como Presidente, Mario Croes di Lago
Sport Park como Vice-Pres'dente, A.
Geerman como Secretario, i Narcisso
Kock ocupando e puesto di Tesorero.
Shown below are seven representatives of var-
Ious U.S. organizations who recently stent two
weeks here assisting in the turn-around of Lago's
record-making "Cat" Plant. Left to right are H.
Richardson, of Research Cororration, B. Chamb.
er, of Baldwin-Hill, A. Koehler, of Esso's
General Engineering department. F. Mugford, of
Colonial Beacon, R. Mason, of anyway refinery
(Mugford and Mason were formerly employees
here), R. Sampson, of Bgelow-LIp'ak. and 0.
White. also of Eases General Enlnesering.
New Semi-Postal Issue
To Benefit Red Cross
Stamp collectors and well-wishers of
the Red Cross alike are looking forward
to a new special air mail issue of stamps
which will go on sale here August 16. A
charity issue, each stamp will show an
amount for regular postage plusan addi-
tional, amount which will go to, the Cu-
ragao Chapter of the Red Cress (of
which the Aruba Section is a part).
The stamp is designed with a picture
of Princess Juliana displayed in a red,
white, and blue frame.'The word "Cura-
cao" appears at the top, and at the left
is a red cross on a white field. The
amounts, in which the first figure is the
postage and the second figure shows
the portion the Red Cross will receive,
15 + 25
20 + 25
25 + 25
35 + 50
50 + 1.00
The issue will be on sale from August
16, 1944, to May 10, 1945, and will be
useable as postage up to December 31.
1945. Purchase of the charity stamps
will be optional, with the regular issues
available as usual.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
of Semi-Public Passes
Assigned Parking Lots
A new parking arrangement for em-
ployees with limited semi-public car
passes has been devised, with five park-
ing lots set aside for their use.
These passes, issued only for trans-
portation to and from work, will be
supplemented by a circular windshield
sticker showing the number of the park-
ing lot to which each car is permitted
The five areas designated for this use
1- Lot east of bowling alleys, assigned
to employees of the Colony Service at
Building & Maintenance, Colony Com-
missary, and 's~o' Club.
2--Lot south of Garage, assigned to
employees of the Garage and Transpor-
3- Lot near Personnel Office, assigned
to employees of Personnel department
and Steward's Service.
4- Lot near General Office and west
of Dining Hall, assigned to employees of
General Office and those working in
refinery adjacent to this area.
5 Lots in Lower Yard area, such as
west of Naval Annex, Marine Club, and
Acid Plant, will be assigned to employ-
ees working in these areas.
Diplomas were awarded to ten 1941
process apprentices May 26 (at left
below) after completing 14 months stu-
dy in the Light Oils Finishing Job Train-
ing Course. Those who graduated were,
front row left to right, Apolonario Mar-
tis, Higinio Jensen, Gregorio Maduro,
Jacobo Erasmus, and Camilio Maduro.
Back row, Leopoldo Tromp, Frederick
Ritfeld, Ceril Vroolijk, Pedro Fleming,
and Antonio Koolman. Frank Roebuck
was the instructor.
One of One Thousand
A beauty contest winner at a tender age,
little Susan Marie MacKnight recently
was named "Miss Personality" in a Pue-
blo, Colorado baby photo contest, win-
ning first prize and a $50 War Bond
from a thousand other entrants. It came
as a complete surprise to her, as neither
she nor her parents knew she had been
entered in the contest. The proud father,
William MacKnight, works at the Hydro-
E hoben-aprendiznan cu nos ta mira aki
bao na banda robez a ricibi dia 26 di
Mei diploma como resultado di un curso
di Instruccion den trabao di L. O. F., du-
rante cual nan tawata studia materia-
nan dificil pa 14 luna. Nan tawata e pro-
me aprendiznan cu a tuma e trabao aki.
Abao na banda drechi nos ta mira e
empleadonan di Laboratorio cu a ricibi
diplomanan dia 2 di Juni completando
un period di studio di 18 luna.
Safety Sweepstakes Winners
Claudio Illis, Electrician, and Augustin
Kock, Wharfinger, were lucky men last
month when the ticket of which each
held half won Fls. 500 in the Bond For-
tuna. Their substantial prize brought up
to Fls. 1,150 the total won by employees
in the May Safety Sweepstakes. Other
winners, all of Fls. 25 prizes:
Corneli Fong A Kan
Calito de Cuba
In addittfi, two tickets belonging to
men in the Pressure Stills, but which
were not called for, wao FIs. 25 prizes.
At Laboratory No. 3 June 2, 18 men (at
right below) received diplomas in the
Laboratory Job Training Course after
one and a half years of training in che-
mistry and physics, with D. C. Barnes
as instructor. The graduates were, front
row, Cecil Hopmans, Samuel Rajroop,
Frank Sarran, George Asregado, Jacin-
to deKort, Cyril Richardson, Richard
Johnson, Eugene Phillipzoon. Back row,
Azee Bacchus, Evaristo Kock, Henry
Nassy, A. C. Stevenson, Eric Harting,
Robert Amoroso, Claude MacDonald,
Edward Hewitt, and Thelmo Newton.
Supervisors D. C. Barnes and T. M. Bin-
nion are at far right. Two graduates
were not in the picture: Joseph Johnson,
who is now with the Esso Laboratories
at Bayway, and Alphonsus Jesserun.
The course is to be repeated, starting
late this month, with Ernest Johnson as
instructor and an enrollment of over 30.
JUNE 30, 1944
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JUNE 30, 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
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, July 21. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, July 15.
Printed by The Cu.ac.o Courant, Curacao. N.W I.
"Nothing can be more seriously and more
deeply meant than when I wish you God's strength
as you go through the dark volley".
These were Queen Wilhelmina's words, broadcast
to her people in Holland on May 10, fourth anniver-
sary of the invasion, and just 27 days before the
new invasion in the other direction that will free
All Europe is entering the dark valley. Some of it
will be torn to shreds as hundreds of thousands of
men fight over it. The rest will feel the invasion
through increased bombing, greater food shortages.
and repressions that will grow more fierce as the oc-
cupying Germans become "jittery" at seeing doom
The hardships the conquered peoples have endur-
ed for the last four years may seem mild in compari-
son with those now awaiting them, but, as Queen
Wilhelmina also said:
"At the exit of every valley you emerge into space
Op den 10den Mei i.l. richtte Koningin Wilhelmi-
na zich via den ether tot Haar Volk in Nederland met
den vurigen en innigen wensch, dat God Haar Volk
tracht moge geven bij het gaan door het donker
Zo sprak Zij op den vierden verjaardag van de
Duitsche invasie en slechts 27 dagen v66r een ande-
re invasie werd ondernomen, een invasie die Europa
bevrijding zal brengen.
Gansch Europa gaat thans het donker raviin bin-
nen. Een gedeelte zal verwoest worden door het ge-
vecht van honderdduizenden strijders om haar bezit.
Het overige gedeelte zal de invasie voelen door
ioenemende bombardementen, een nijpender tekort
aan voedsel en een dwingelandij die steeds erger zal
-worden naar gelang de Duitsche onderdrukkers ze-
nuwachtiger worden bij het zien van hun naderenden
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rende de laatste vier Jaar hebben geleden zi llen mis-
schien nog gematigd schijnen vergeleken met het-
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THE United States Armed Forces designated a week in May as "100 Octane Week" to pay
tribute to the petroleum industry's great achievement in producing the vast quantities of this
aviation super-fuel needed for the air armadas of the United Nations.
At this time it is fitting to record the pioneering part played by scientists, engineers, and other
employees of companies affiliated with Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) in development of
To date 1 out every 4 U.S. and British warplanes has been powered by 100 octane gasoline
produced by the men and women of companies affiliated with Standard Oil Company (New Jersey).
During 1943 these men and women produced two and one half times as much 100 octane
gasoline as they had produced in 1942.
No other group in
fuels. The roots of these
the world has made greater contributions to the development of aviation
achievements go deep into the past. Here is a brief summary of their record-
1903: KITTY HAWK-A Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) refinery suppli-
ed the gasoline for the Wright brothers'
1924: TETRAETHYL LEAD (ETHYL
FLUID)-The entire world's commer-
cial production of tetraethyl lead, the
astounding knock preventive discovered
in 1921 by Midgely of General Motors,
is based on the process developed by
Standard Oil Company (N. J.) techni-
cians and demonstrated first in May,
1924, at Standard Oil's Bayway, New
Jersey, Refinery. Tetraethyl lead today
more than doubles the available quanti-
ty of 100 octane gasoline.
this 1,000 gallons of di-iso-butylene was
converted by hydrogenation into is- -
octane (2, 2, 4-tri-methyl-pentane) and
sold throughout the oil industry for re-
search and test purposes. Iso-octane, at
first used only as a yardstick of fuel
quality (100% iso-octane = 100 octane
number) was previously available only
at extremely high cost.
1929-1934: ARMY EXPERIMENTAL
PROGRAM-Standard Oil Company
(New Jersey) fuel technicians cooperat-
ed with U. S. Army air experts at
Wright Field, Dayton, in their early
engine development program of evaluat-
ing high octane gasoline for military
aircraft. Thousands of gallons of high-
octane experimental fuels were supplied
during this period.
1934: COMMERCIAL ISO-OCTANE-
Runs on nllnt-tvnf prnninmpnt dmonn-
aviation base stock than all other Unit-
ed Nations refineries combined.
1938: ALKYLATION-The first com-
mercial alkylation plant was placed in
operation at the Baytown Refinery of
Humble Oil and Refining Company,
Standard Oil Co. (N. J.) affiliate, in
September, 1938, thus opening a vast
new field in reducing costs and increas-
ing supply of 100 octane. The alkylation
process now provides the major share of
high octane blending agents.
1940: ISOMERIZATION-The first com-
mercial isomerization plant, reed to
derive critically important isa-butane
from plentiful normal butane, was put
into operation at the Soengei Gerong
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Sa plant or Lanari un ,omrany or La.,
An airplane engine burns up Its own
weight in gasoline in two hours.
1927 1937: EARLY TkANS-ATLAN.
TIC FLIGHTS-By 1937, 87 of the 91
successful trans-Atlantic flights had
used our aviation gasoline, and no flight
using our gasoline had failed.
1927: CATALYSTS IN REFINING-
The process of catalytic hydrogenation
of petroleum was first brought to this
country by Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) in November, 1927. The process
.represents the first large-scale applica-
tion of catalysts to the oil industry.
Catalytic processes are a basic techni-
que in making 100 octane.
1929: COMMERCIAL SYNTHETIC
FUELS-One thousand gallons of di-iso-
butylene produced in plant scale equip-
ment at Bayway Refinery, Standard Oil
Company of N. J., first demonstrated
the basic procedure for synthesis of high
octane fuels and opened the way to the
essential low-cost high octane blending
agents which made 100 octane gasoline
possible. In cooperation with the Ethyl
Corporation and a chemical company,
Standard Oil Company (N. J.) affiliate.
This revolutionary process (technically:
high pressure hydrogenation using sul-
fur-resistant catalyst) remained for
years a major source of synthetic iso-
octane for 100 octane gasoline. Today it
still contributes an important share of
critical high octane components to ex-
tend the supply of 100 octane.
1935: DISTRIBUTION OF 100 OCTANE
BEGINS-So far as we know, commer-
cial distribution of 100 octane gasoline
commenced with the delivery of about
ten barrels of finished 100 octane gas-
oline by Carter Oil Company, Standard
Oil Company (N. J.) affiliate, to the
Municipal Airport, Tulsa, Oklahoma, on
June 29, 1935, for use in the Southwest
Air Races that year.
1937: SYNTHETIC AVIATION FUEL
BASE STOCK-Commercial use of ca-
talytic processes for synthetic 100 octane
base stocks was inaugurated by
Standard Oil Company of La. in June,
1937, with the use of the full-scale high
pressure catalytic hydrogenation plant
at Baton Rouge. For years this plant
produced more synthetic high octane
At 250 m.p.h. a heavy bomber may
use 200 gallons of gasoline In
Refinery, Palembang, Sumatra, N. E. I.,
of Nederlandsche Koloniale Petroleum
Maatschappij, Standard Oil Company
(N. J.) affiliate, in March, 1940. (This
plant was destroyed two years later to
keep it out of the hands of the Japs.)
Isomerization is today a vitally im-
portant source of essential raw material
for 100 octane. Experience from the
operation of this first plant has be2n of
important use to our technicians in
development of the process now used for
one-third of all the world's isomerization
1942: FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING
-The first catalytic cracking plant uti-
lizing the remarkable "fluid" principle,
designed by Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) engineers, was put into opera-
tion in May, 1942.
With the completion of the nation's
present construction program, the flu'd
catalytic cracking process becomes the
major new factor in the industry's capa-
city for producing 100 octane gasoline.
ALL developments, processes, patents and know-how of our engineers and chemists in 100 octane
have been made available to the oil industry. We have cooperated in speeding production and
extending supplies of 100 octane.
In the keen devotion of our employees to the job in hand, there has not been a single strike
or "slow-down" in this company or its affiliates since long before Pearl Harbor.
Recognized leaders in this field, participants in an outstanding and continuing production
achievement, these employees may well look with pride at the record they brought to "100 Octane Week."
STANDARD OIL COMPANY (NEW JERSEY)
AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Aruba A. H. kIqi-diVL oai gela Golol Cm -LAAmrat.%
Reproduci fo'i un tarheta postal di 40 anja bieuw, e fotografia ta mustra nos
e oficina di e Aruba Gold Company Ltd., manera e tawata den e prome anjanan
di e siglo aid. E Hospital actual di San Pedro na Oranjestad a worde construi
despues rond e edificio aki, cual awor ta forma un parti di e ala centro di hos-
pital. E postal a worde poni na disposicion di Esso News door di Sr. Johan
Beaujon, cu anteriormente tawata piloto. Originalmente e a worde manda pa Dr.
Robles, un dokter masha conoci na Cu-aeao, kende ta tata di e seiora di Sr.
James MacEachern, en antes tawata biba ak.
Reproduced from a postcard 40
years old, the picture shows the
office of the Aruba Go:d Company,
Ltd., as it locked in the early
years of this century. The present
San Pedro llosp tal in Oranje.tad
was later constructed around this
building, which now forms a part
of the hosp tal's center wing. The
card was made available to the
ESSO NEWS by former pilot Jo-
han Beaujon. It was origin lly sent
to Dr. Robles, well-known Curacao
doctor who is the father of Mrs.
James MacEachern, a former
L. H. Committee Sponsors
Athletic Meet July 4
A program of races and contests will
fill the afternoon of July 4 at Lago
Heights, with the L. H. Advisory Com-
mittee hard at work to organize as suc-
cessful a meet as last year's. Contests
will start at 12:30, with 15 events lined
up to test the speed and skill of the
Entry lists have been opened for flat
races, relays, sack races, needle-and-
thread and egg-and-spoon races, jumps,
shot put, and a tug-of-war between
Bachelor Quarters and Bungalow resi-
dents of the Heights. Three prizes will
be given in all events,
The committee organizing the meet
includes E. Rankin, H. de Vries, J. Geer-
man, C. Hassell, H. Sharma, and V. de
Assisting will be E. Philipszoon, G.
McGibbon, and F. d'Amile, Judging Com-
mittee; A. Stevenson and P. Douglas,
Holders of the Tape; Roy de Abreu,
Starter; Max Lashly and Leslie Stoute.
Asst. Starters; Z. Khan and J. Dookun,
Timekeepers; V. de Cambra and J. Geer-
man, Prize Recorders; B. K. Chand, An-
nouncer; E. Woiski, Bell; and R. Jailall,
R. Lawrence, W. Arrias, A. Kalloo, K.
Nasciemento, D. Sibilo, O. Sarran, S.
Gomes, and M. Trott, Stewards.
F. Gilkes and a Management repre-
sentative will speak, and Mrs. C. E.
Hassell will distribute the prizes.
The Esso News often prints pictures of
movie stars, but Hollywood has no
corner on feminine beauty, as the pic-
tures at right will prove. The girl with
the guitar (she plays it, too) is Cecilia
Feliciano, 16 years old, who is the aunt
of Raymundo Feliciano, an apprentice of
the 1941 class. In the second picture she
is drawing water from the cistern at
her home in Ajo.
Den Aruba Esso News hopi bez ta sali
portretnan di estrellanan di cne, pero
Hollywood no tin den su poder tur e
belleza femenina; e fotogrifianan na
banda derecho lo proba esaki. E mucha-
muhe cu e guitarra (e sa take tambe)
ta Cecilia Feliciano di 16 anja di edad,
kende ta tanta di Raymundo Feliciano,
un aprendiz cu ta pertenece na e clase
di 1941. Den e di dos fotografia nos ta
mir'e saca awa fo'i e regenbak di su
cas na Ajo.
The complications of warti-e travel
brought two visitors, Gosta Hall and
Professor Edy Velander. here last week
after they travelled 2,C00 miles south in
order to reach a point in the far north.
The two were members of a Swedish
trade mission to the United States who,
after finishing their discussions there
on post war collaboration problems, flew
to Aruba to catch a Swedish tanker that
would return them to their homeland.
Professor Velander, who is Director of
the Royal Swedish Institute (engineer-
ing and scientific research) was in Ber-
lin only six months ago, during some of
the heaviest Allied air raids. In ArubaI
he did nothing more exciting than hunt-
ing for conch shells to take to scientific
friends in Sweden.
The two men also took a large box of
groceries, which will probably be more
welcome than the conchs in that Axis-
JJNE 30, 1944
JUNE 30, 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7
Special July 4 Baseball Feature
At Lago Sport Park
Baseball: Puerto Rican vs. Sport
Contests (with prizes) for the pla-ers:
baserunning against time, baseball
throw for distance, throw for accuracy
fungo batting for distance, bunting for
Program starts at 1:30
Sponsored by Logo Sport Park Com-
mittee and U. S. O.
Aruba Cricketers To Play
For Two New Trophies
Cricket received a new impetus here
recently with the acquisition of two
handsome trophies, one received from
Booker Bros. McConnell & Co., Ltd., of
British Guiana, the other from the Bri-
Offered for competition among all
cricket clubs and teams, play for the
two cups will be organized and d rected
by the Aruba Cricket Board of Con-
trol and the Lago Sport Park Commit-
tee in conjunction.
The first to be competed for will be
the Booker Bros. trophy, with the first
Cricket cups: at left, presented by a B. G.
business firm; at right, from the British
match June 25, the second July 9. Se-
ven clubs will participate: the Sport
Park, Grenada, St. Eustatius, St. Vin-
cent, Phillipsburg, Golden Arrow, and
British Guiana cricket clubs.
Present plans call for a round robin
tournament to be played once each year,
and permanent possession of the Booker
trophy will go to the club which can win
it either three times in succession or a
total of five times.
San Nicolas Police
San Nicolas Jr.
Bowling champions in the
latest handicap leagues are
the two teams at right. The
Woodpickers, above, who
topped the Southern League
and went on to whip all com-
petition in the playoff, in-
clude Bart Kriek, Jake Wer-
vers, Bill van Oyen, Tony
Smits, John van Ogtrop, Be-
rend Schelfhorst, and Her-
Team No. 1, below, stood up
to its name, finishing No. 1
in both halves of the
W o m e n 's League to win
without a final playoff. This
dead-eye outfit (which has
been making noises like chal-
lenging the Scratch League
champs) includes Marge Pro-
terra, Abbie Meaker, Darlene
Schlageter, Marion Yates,
Frances Uhr, and
Sport Park Baseball League
1944 Season Started June 18
San Lucas vs. Lago Garage
Garage 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
San Lucas 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 x 2
Next games July 2:
9:30 a.m. Cubano vs. Lago Garage
1:30 p.m. San Lucas vs. Artraco
Four Teams Left in Aruba Sport
Unie's First Knockout Series
1 The first knockout competition organ-
0 ized'by a new group of clubs, the Aruba
Sport Unie, neared completion this
S month with four teams still in the run-
Lago Heights, Jong Holland, San Ni-:
0 colas Jr., and La Fama still have a:
3 chance, while Jong Bonaire, Unidos, Vul-'
cania, the Police, Bolivar, and the Bat-
tery (soldiers) have been eliminated in
0 the competition for a trophy. San Nico-
3 las Jr. was scheduled to play La Fama
June 25, with the winner of this match
to play in the final against the winner
of the Lago Heights-Jong Holland game.
82 which has not yet been scheduled.
119 The ten-team league is governed by
van Gerenstein of the Police as Chair.
man, Mario Croes of the Sport Park as
96 Vice-Chairman, A. Geerman as Secreta-
103 for 7 ry, and Narcisso Kock as Treasurer.
ARUBA~ ~~ ESO ES UE 0
Cont. from page 1
nationalities who were left scattered all
over the Eastern Hemisphere after the
Armistice in 1918.
Most of the voyages seemed to be
hounded by disaster of one sort or an-
other. At one time they picked up 1,000
Czechoslovakian troops in Siberia, for
unloading in Italy. Struck by a typhoon
as they passed through the Yellow Sea,
the ship piled up on a reef and Tony
sent an SOS for an hour and a half
before it was answered. They were final-
ly taken into Kobe, Japan, where the
ship was drydocked for three months
and Tony played baseball against Japa-
After discharging the Czechs in Italy,
they went to Constantinople and picked
up 1,000 French troops. Coming back
through the'Dardenelles Tony had an-
other SOS to send when the ship caught
fire. The fire was put out, however, and
they reached Marseilles safely.
The next job was to carry 1000 Span-
tsh immigrants to Cuba. This time, half-
way across the Atlantic, an epidemic of
spinal meningitis broke out among the
Surviving typhoon, fire, and epidemic,
Tony was finally discharged, and went
to work at Wood River. Refinery work
was probably dull after his experiences
at sea; at any rate, he quit after a year
and for the next four and a half years
played professional baseball, playing
with five different western teams before
rejoining the Company to start his 20
years of continuous service.
A daughter. Philomena Irena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Simeon Thijst'n, May 25.
A daughter, Charlene Imelda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Ferrol, May 26.
A son, Juan Fernando, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Marshall, May 27.
A daughter, Antonia Bartolomea, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ignacio Rasmijn, May 28.
A son, Ronny Edgar, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Larmonie, May 29.
A son. Maurice Rupert Jr., to Mr. and Mrs.
Rupert Bishop, May 29.
Twins, a son Dennis Eugenio. and a daughter
Denise Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. James Sharpe.
A son. Wilson Earl. to Mr. and Mrs. James
Walters. May 29.
A daughter, Angela Petronilia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Irenio Vroolijk, May 31.
A daughter. Lillian Anna. to Mr. and Mrs.
Ferdinand Avanzini, June 1.
A daughter, Mearle Janet. to Mr. and Mrs.
Albert London, June 1.
A son. Alfonso Segundo. to Mr. and Mrs. Izaak
de Cuba. June 1.
A son. Clement Arthur, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Steele, June 1.
A son, Henk Emil, to Mr. and Mrs. Johan Kui-
perdal, June 4.
A son, Wilfred Kyle. to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Dudley, June 5.
A son. Gary Allan, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Faulstich. June 11.
A son, Pedro Hermano, to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro
Maduro, June 11.
A daughter. Grace Babriella, to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Hassell. June 11.
A daughter. Alcira Antonia, to Mr. and Mrs.
George Tremus. June 13.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Pollard.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marcelo Maduro.
A son. Ismael Wilfred. to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Wever. June 17.
A daughter, Frances Cheryl, to Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Cross. June 17.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Austis Gibbs. June 17.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Schuler.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. William Connor,
Plant Commissary employees gave a
wristwatch as a farewell gift esrly this
month to sales clerk Eugene Paris, who
left to return to his home in Ha'ti. He
had been an employee since November
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
June 16-30 Monday, July 10
June 1 30 Tuesday, July 11
Awards Total FIs. 365
To 29 "C.Y.I." Winners
Among 29 "Coin Your Ideas" awards
to employees during May, the top sum
went to I. Poehlman, who received
Fls. 40 for suggesting the relocation of
a 12-inch valve at pump 820. F. Ritfield
received Fls. 30 for a new way to clean
chain blocks, A. Clark got Fls. 25 for
his idea to stencil platform elevations on
elevator doors at the Cat Plant, and R.
Mayer took Fls. 20 from the "C.Y.I."
register for suggesting substtuticn of
key bolts for carriage bolts for holding
strong backs in towers of new units.
Twenty-five employees 'who received
Fls. 10 awards were: C. Simon, support
for moving safety valve at No. 12 Av'a-
tion Still; A. Woei, Signboards at M. &
C. Office; A. Philips, Beam for blocks at
No. 11 Crude Still; L. Rainey, Can with
sand under guage boards; A. deBarros,
Bars on kitchen ventilators at Dining
Hall; E. Huckleman, Safety posters in
Dispensary waiting room; E. Larmonie
(two awards), Walkways over two pipe
banks; M. Richardson, Platform around
railway switch near No. 11 Gas Oil; J.
Lacle, Walkway at High Octane Splitting
Plant; H. Donner, Walkways at tanks
652, 653, 654; H. Donner, Walkway near
phone booth at sphere 742; M. Cooper,
Additional telephone at Colony Shops:
C. Gumbs, Sign at Garage; W. Hughes,
Customs information to travelers enter-
ing U.S.A.; G. Gummels, Mark parking
space at Machine Shop; Sixto Cross
(two awards), Install bell in busses, and
Stepladder in Colony linen room; C.
Chichester, Additional wire screen en-
closures around well near Bungalow 403;
C. Richardson, Rat guards at Cold Stor-
age; H. Sobrian, Payroll run for Person-
nel file room; Anonymous, Install eave
troughs at School buildings; F. Wever,
Signboard on blackout shields at No. 1
Laboratory; C. Soobrian, Coat racks in
General Office; A. Hudson, Locate spout
and valve same side of water fountain
at Reef Dock.
"C.Y I." Pays Dividends
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