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VOL. 5, No. 11
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Esso)N E W
SEPTEMBER 1, 1944
Operating Employees Fight
At Opposite Ends of Axis
From the far western Pacific and
from Italy comes news of two Lagoites
on military leave of absence:
Paul Hermansen (at left below), who
was at the Hydro Plant from May, 1938
to June, 1942, has been fighting Japs. A
recent letter to the Company from his
father says: "Paul came through the
battle of Saipan unscratched. That's say-
ing a lot considering that he was among
the first to land".
Norbert De Frees (at right below),
who was in L.O.F. from July, 1937 to
October, 1942, includes shaking hands
with Pope Pius XII in his war experien-
Stationed in Italy as commanding of-
ficer of a supply depot for the infantry,
he made two trips into Rome, where he
marveled at the Coliseum, the Forum,
and St. Peter's Cathedral. He says: "I
had a second day in Rome only this time
I was one of the lucky ones to be in one
of Pope Pius' audiences. The room was
just jammed, but I was right up in front
and even had a chance to shake his
hand. He spoke a few minutes to us (in
English very well), then gave us his
blessing... I hope I get another chance
to go to Rome as I still have a lot to
He doesn't say so, but it's assumed he
is also looking forward to sightseeing
in Germany's capital city.
Futbolistanan Arubiano ta enfrenta
Corsouw i Surnam den serie-di-12-dia
Organiza na occasion di
Aniversario di La Reina
Diezseis di e mih6 hungadornan di fut-
bol di Aruba, bao di cual ta inclui 13
empleado di Lago, ta haya nan e siman
aki ariba suelo compafiero, Surnam, un-
da nan ta tumando parti den n. series di
weganan di futbol cu ta un di e aspecto-
nan mas notable den e celebramento di
Hacimento di Anja di nos Reina Guiller-
mina den e pais ey. E encuentronan in-.
dudablemente lo ta fuerte exigiendo un
period di 12 dia di ausencia di nos mu-
chanan fo'i nan pais natal. E program
ta contene weganan cu ta cuminza dia
25 di Agosto i lo sigui te 5 di September.
E teamnan local consistiendo di estre-
Ilanan futbolistico di Aruba i Corsouw a
haci e biaha den avionnan especialmente
contrati pa e proposito ey, na invitacion
di e Surnam Voetbal Bond. ,E program
ta stipula cu cada un di e tres equiponan
tin di hunga cu e otro dosnan dos biaha,
i e oncena cu sali victorioso den e series
lo trece cas dos copa di plata.
Gobernador di Surnam a obsequia .un
copa, i e "Copa Gobernador Van Slobbe",
cual prome a worde gana door di Cor-
souw den un competitive contra Surnam
various anja pasa, tambe lo worde des-
E gasto pa manda 35 homber fo'i Aru-
ba i Corsouw na e torneo ta worde cal-
cul6 di ta Fls. 18,000. Gobierno ta duna
setenta-i-cinco por ciento, resto di e cos-
to ta worde cubri door di contribucion-
nan proveniente di various organizacion-
nan, cu Lago ariba e list di contribu-
cion pa Fls. 1,000.
E equipo Arubiano ta bao direction di-
recto di Sr. J. D. Marugg, empleado di
Departamento di Accounting, kende ta
ocupa e puesto di Secretario den Aruba
Voetbal Bond. Haciendo e biaha ta e si-
guiente empleadonan actualmente den
sirbishi di Compania: Gregorio Franken.
Instrument, Jossy Quant, Material Ac-
counting, Charles Becker, Pressure Stills.
A. Paulina, Comisario, i Angel Chirino
di Acid Plant. Miembronan di e team cu
ta empleadonan na licencia pa motibo di
sirbishi military ta lo siguiente: Mattheo
Reyes, Pablo Julia, Daniel Kelly, Tommy
Tromp, Emil Orman, Frans Kelkboom,
i Mundo Kemp. E otro hungadornan di
Aruba ta Hendrik Kelkboom, Martins
Wout, Rosindo Aparicio, i Zelin Fingal.
F. S. Campbell Honored
With Farewell Banquet
To Assume States' Duties After
Sixteen Years Aruba Service
Honoring F. S. Campbell prior to his
permanent return to the United States
after 16 years continuous service with
Lago, over 170 friends met at a banquet
at the Dining Hall August 28. The even-
ing of fellowship and farewells was a
fitting climax to Mr. Campbell's long
career in Aruba.
During the banquet, which was voted
one of the best ever served by Joe Auer
and his Dining Hall staff, the program
was old-time songs, and hillbilly music
furnished by Milton Hatfield, Sid Faunce,
Clyde Moyer, Jim Faris, Joseph Feather-
stone, Carter Miller, Wayne Simmons,
and Private C. Mitchell.
The first speaker was Ed McCoart,
who had dredged up humorous case his-
tories of the decisions Mr. Campbell has
had to make in the last 16 years, each
history containing at least a grain of
truth, with elaborations. W.R.C. Miller
and L. C. Smith spoke seriously of the
guest of honor's record both at and be-
fore Aruba, and Mr. Campbell answered
with sincere regrets at leaving the island,
Continued on page 6
Central Committee Makes
Capital Awards of $1100
Judged best of the 934 suggestions
which received "C.Y.I." awards in all
Company operations in 1943, four ideas
were selected as "tops" by the Central
Committee in New York last month, and
the men who turned them in received a
total of $1,100 in prize money.
The Number One award of $500, an
engraved certificate, and a gold medal,
went to James Wilson of Standard Oil
Development, at Elizabeth, N.J. His sug-
Cone. on page 7
2 ARUqA E;SO N:WS SEPTEMBER 1, 1944
Lago-Missouri Plane Service -' : ..
Inaugurated by Flying Club L" a a a .
In what was called the first K.L.M.
"feeder line", Vernon Turner of the M.
& C. Department took off from the Aru-
ba Flying Club's De Vuijst Field August
13 on the first attempt to travel all the
way from Lago's concession to a home
in the United States by air (not non-
stop, however; that may come in 1950 or
His plan, the first leg of which is seen
in the picture, was to fly to Dakota Field
and board the K.L.M. plane to Miami,
fly by commercial lines from Miami to
Kansas City, and there he hoped to buy
a plane of his own. He would then fly
from Kansas City to Cameron, Missouri,
where he intended to
land first in a cow
pasture n e a r the
house on a ranch he
The picture at
right shows the
takeoff, with pilot
Turner in front, and
John McCord of the
Garage going along
to bring back the
plane from Dakota
(Turner sent back
word that when he
got to the lower end
of the runway he
had to throw out a
stowaway b e f o r e
taking off Alex
Two Former Lagoites Win
Promotions in Jersey Group
Charles F. Smith, former Personnel
Manager here, and Paul E. Kuhl, who
headed T.S.D. here from 1932 to 1934,
received promotions last month.
Mr. Smith has been appointed coordi-
nator of employee relations in the New
Jersey Works, after serving as assistant
coordinator since September, 1941, when
he was transferred from Aruba. He suc-
ceeds 0. W. Humphrey, who was trans-
ferred to 26 Broadway, New York.
Since leaving Aruba Mr. Kuhl has
been assistant manager and later as-
sociate manager of Standard Oil Devel-
opment Company's Process Division. His
new position is assistant manager of the
Southern Refineries (Baltimore and
Charleston) and the Company's Balti-
more Printing Plant.
A daughter. Marilyn, to Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Gurmbs, August 4.
A son, Egbert Baitholomew. to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Hannaway. AugUSt 4.
A daughter. Yvonne Ermite, to Mr. and Mrs.
Francisco Croes. August 5.
A daughter. Rosemary, to Mr. and Mrs. Mat-
thew Farrell. August 7.
A daughter, Maria Lucy Joan, to Mr. and Mrs.
L. J. Lecluse, August 8.
A son, Robert Nathaniel, to Mr. and Mrs. Her-
mine Mathew. August 7.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Juan Rodriques,
A son, Lawrence Lourdes, to Mr. and Mrs.
Supriano Schwengle. August 10.
A son, Bill Johan. to Mr. and Mrs. Johan Lob-
brecht. August 12.
A son, Nelson Lourenzo. to Mr. and Mrs.
Fiancisco Lampe, August 12.
A daughter, Catla Marie, to Mr. and Mrs.
Garner De Mattos, August 13.
A daughter. Looney Lupino. to Mr. and Mrs.
John saitch. August 1I.
A daughter. Kathleen Velmar Diana, to Mr. and
Mrs. Olivel Lapier. August 1 5.
A l n. to MI. and Mrs. Clarence Sepersaud,
Au',ust I 5.
A son, to Mr. and Mr.s Alfred Post jr.,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Constantino Alders,
.\ usn. Jacinto Rafael, to Mr. and Mrs. Leon-
cio Sol.onie., August '2
A daughter, to Mr. and Samuel Abbott,
Milk Bar Opens
The new milk bar (see above) for ap:
prentice boys at the training quarters in
B.Q. No. 3 started operation August 1,
with approximately 40 boys taking ad-
vantage of the opportunity for a mid-
morning lunch of milk and cookies. The
large number of newly-recruited appren-
tices who take up classes this month
will also be eligible for the plan.
The lunch is available to all first and
second year apprentices, who bear a part
of the cost.
In the picture: Philip Thorn, Training Division
clerk; apprentices Jacobs Caslmiro, Celestino
Dlrksz, Calixto Trimon, Julio Johnson. Andres
Panneflek, and Julio Rafael. Filling cups behind
the dispensing counter is Felix Winterdaal.
Inauguracion di e lugar nobo pa apren-
diznan bebe lechi (mira aki 'riba) na
klasnan di Training den B.Q. No. 3 a bi-
ra un hecho dia 1 di Agosto, cu aproxi-
madamente 40 mucha-homber probe-
chando di e oportunidad pa tuma un al-
muerzo "pa tene stoma", cual tabata
consisti di lechi cu koeki. E cantidad
grand di mucha-hombernan reclutA re-
cientemente pa e program di aprendiz,
kendenan ta cuminza cu klasnan e luna
aki, tambe lo cai bao di e plan.
E almuerzo lo worde sirbi na tur
aprendiznan di e prome i di dos anja, cu
yuda paga parti di e gastonan.
Den fotografia: na banda robez Phi-
lip Thorn, emplea na Training Division
como klerk, ta tene cuenta. ParA uno
tras di otro pa ricibi lechi cu koeki nos
ta mira e aprendiznan Jacobs Casimiro,
Celestino Dirksz, Calixto Trimon, Julio
Johnson, Andres Panneflek, i Julio Ra-
fael. E bomber ocupa cu sirbimento dl
lechi tras di toonbank ta Felix Winter-
SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
BA ss N E
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. September 22. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, September 16.
Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N.W.I.
Don't Cross Backwards
Anyone seen walking backwards across a street would
naturally be inviting disaster. Yet that is the equivalent
of what most men who meet with an accident are doing,
according to a close study of the Plant's accidents over
the past year.
A majority of mishaps result from combinations of
several causes, but the striking feature of the study is
that "human failure", that is carelessness, deliberate
chance-taking, or other UNNECESSARY exposures to
danger play a heavy part in all but a small percentage
of all accidents.
No Travesa Cu Lomba
Tar esnan cu be ta mira travesa un caya cu lomba na-
turalmente lo ta buscando desastre. No obstante es6y ta
e equivalent di loke tur hendenan cu ta haya desgracia
ta haciendo, segun un studio cuidadoo tocante e acciden-
tenan cu a tuma lugar den Planta durante e ultimo anja.
Mayoria di desgracianan ta result fo'i combinacionnan
di various causanan, pero e aspect notable di e studio ta
e "fracaso human" ey, es ta descuido, tuma chens di ex-
pres, of otro exposicionnan INNECESARIO na peligro ta
hunga un papel grand den tur menos un percentage chi-
quito di tur accidentenan.
No laga descuido lastima BO. No "cruza caya cu 13mba".
FORGET the benefits of rotating tires
* If ear has no spare tire, this line shows order of rotation.
Work Safely For
In war or in peace, Oranje-
stad's schooner docks are
always filled with boats
that bring to Aruba the
produce of Caribbean
island and mainland ports.
'I ~ "is
SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 ARUBA ESSO NFWS
Nearly 150 typists and stenographers,
with family members that swelled the
crowd to 200, were at the Sea Grape
Grove picnic tendered by Jerome Litt-
mann August 20 for all his former
students (which number about 175). The
occasion was Mr. Littmann's farewell to
the Training Division and Aruba; danc-
ing, food and drink, and the presenta-
tion of a surprise gift made a full after-
noon. In the picture Bipat Chand has
just made a presentation and farewell
speech and Nydia Ecury has given Mr.
Littmann the gift, a pocket watch. Some
of those visible in the picture are E.
Woiski, J. Annamunthodo, E. Tjin Kam
Yet, H. D'Aguiar, Sam Viapree, George
and Roy Lawrence, F. Robinson, L. van
Windt, Ram Paul, A. Colina, Agnes
Richardron, Poppy and Yves Ecury, H.
Hirschfeld, F. Campbell, Jesse Pandt,
H. Hengeveld, D. Tjin Kon Fat, E. Jes-
serun, and C. Sutherland.
Old school loyalties were revived re-
cently when 23 employees formed .the
"Queen's College Old Boys' Association
of Aruba". Their purpose is to help. in
commemorating the 100th anniversary
of their Alma Mater, Queen's College. qf
Georgetown, British Guiana. Nine of
them gathered for a picture last week;
to be sent to the college::Left td iight
they are Archie Stevensoii, Allan Kalloo;
Noel Gomes, Bipat Chand; Vernon Anna-
munthodo, Roy Lawrence, Sam Viapree,
George McPherson, and: George Law-
Casi 150 typista i sten6grafo, cu miem-
bronan di familiar aumentando e muche-
dumbre na 200, tabata present na e pic-
nic cu a word teni na Sea Grape Grove
dia 20 di Agosto. Sr. Jerome Littman di
Training Division a organize tal diverti-
mento pa tur su estudiantenan bieuw
(cual numero ta mas o menos 175). Esa-
ki a worde haci na occasion di baimento
di Sr. Littman fo'i Aruba un festin
di despedida unda bailamento, cumin-
da i bebida, i e presentation di un rega-
lo di sorpresa a haci di e atardi ey un
exito complete. Den e fotografia na par-
ti ariba di e pagina, Bipat Chand a caba
di haci un presentation i un discurso di
despedida, i Nydia Ecury a entrega Sr.
Littman e regalo, un oloshi di saco bu-
nita, den number di e grupo. Den e foto-
grafia mei-mei di e pagina nos ta mira
nuebe di e 23 empleado cu recientemente
a forma un union pa celebra e di 100
aniversario di nan school, "Queen's
College" di Georgetown, Guiana Inglesa.
Simple mathematical lesson: one dolphin plus
one dolphin equals two happy grins on the faces
of Roy Stickel of Training, left, and Jake Walsko
of Accounting, right. Matter of fact both dol-
phins were caught by Stickel; however, Walsko's
position as Chief Mate of the powerboat "Reina"
doesn't allow him much time for fishing, so he
was allowed to hold one.
Un les senclllo den reekmento: un dolflin i un
dolfljn ta igual na dos sonrlsanan sarcastice cu
nos ta mira ariba e semblante content di Roy
Stickel di Training Division, I Jake Walsko di
Departamento di Accounting. E dos piscanan
grand a word cogi recientemente fo'l un boto
dl motor cu ta pertenece na George Larsen
di Acid Plant.
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS SEPTEMBER 1., 1944 Sg
The Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey (known as "the Delaware Com-
pany") and the Standard Oil Company
of Louisiana will be consolidated at the
end of this year, it was announced last
month. The Louisiana Company is now
a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dela-
M. J. Rathbone, formerly head of the
Louisiana Company and recently elected
president of the Delaware Company, will
head the consolidation.
The two companies have been closely
inter-related for many years, with Baton
Rouge disposing of much of its output
through marketing facilities of the Dela-
pare Company, as well as being an im-
portant source of crude oil supply to the
Employees Leaves for Red Cross
Service in Dutch East Indies
Off to Australia this week goes
Ewald Woiski of the Personnel Depart-
ment, who has joined the Red Cross for
service in the Netherlands East Indies.
He was scheduled to leave September 2
for Curagao, where he will undergo a
month of training before going to the
U.S.A., the first leg of his trip to the
other side of the world.
He will leave his family here, with
the hope that they can join him after a
year and a half.
Woiski's departure was sudden, and he
had to leave without time for formal
withdrawal from all his social and sports
activities, which included chairmanship
of the Oranje football club and Lago
Heights badminton club, vice-chairman-
ship of the Essoville Sports Association,
and membership in the korfball T.O.F.
and the Club Surinam.
F.S.C. Cont. from page 1
the Plant, and the friends with whom he
has lived more than a quarter of his life.
A feature of the evening was the pre-
sentation of a Capehart radio (for deli-
very in New York), together with a
leather-bound book containing the sig-
natures of all those contributing to the
The frontispiece of the book was .
tribute to Mr. Campbell, saying:
"To Our Esteemed Fellow-Employee and Friend:
As you depart from Aruba after more than
sixteen years' residence, we take this occasion
to express our appreciation of our close asso-
ciation and friendship with you during these
many years by Inscribing our names to these
sentiments and presenting you with a token of
our esteem. We hope that our friendship will
rctinue as our paths diverge and that we will
meet frequently in the years to come.
Your sincere and effective interest in Aruba
affairs has made an indelible Imprint on our
community life Just as your professional talents
*ave left their mark on the physical aspects of
Hit Quarter Century
"Silver Threads Among
It dA hr
From page I
gestion led to the improvement of the
.- -' apparatus which analyzes a petroleum
sample by passing infra-red light rays
through it. (This procedure was illustrat-
ed on the back cover of the most recent
. .- "Lamp" magazine). Annual recurring
savings from the adoption of Mr. Wil-
son's idea were estimated at $7,500.
The second award of $300 went to M.
-- A. Payne of S.O. Co. of Louisiana. His
. change in the installation of a certain
S, ; valve on Baton Rouge's butadeine plants
resulted in a one-time saving of $40,500,
S- based on the elimination of an equipment
investment that would otherwise have
Arthur Pettam of Bayway received
third award of $200, for a method of
cleaning tube bundles which effected an-
nual recurring savings of $11,620.
The fourth award, $100, went to J. J.
Guichet of Baton Rouge, who suggested
a double quench system to reduce coking
on certain transfer lines. His idea result-
ed in total savings of $21,000 through
December, 1943, and future savings were
the Gold", estimated at $12,000 annually.
fervent y ren eiU y several ozen
friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Baggaley,
brought the happy smiles shown above
as their 25th wedding anniversary was
celebrated with a surprise party August
19. Mrs. Baggaley holds the silver tray
which had just been given them. (Son
"Tinker", in the middle, is more interest-
ed in the camera's flash than in the Sil-
ver Threads etc.).
our great industrial enterprise. We shall greatly
miss your kind geniality and humane outlook on
We sincerely wish you happiness and success
in all your endeavors.*
Also presented to him was a Standard
Oil Company (N.J.) 20-year service
Mr. Campbell's 22 years of service
began at Casper, Wyoming, February 8,
1922, where he was employed as a re-
search chemist until July, 1928, when
he came to Aruba as Chief Chemist.
From 1929 to 1935 he was Assistant
General Superintendent; following this
he was General Superintendent, and
since November 12, 1942 he has been
Assistant General Manager.
He left this week for New York, where
he will take up duties in the office of
W. J. Haley, General Manager of For-
Now that they're rolling in Europe-
Motor vehicle trailers are being usad
by the Army to put just about every-
thing on wheels and move it in any direc-
tion at a moment's notice. Military trail-
ers range all the way from small two-
wheeled units drawn by a foot soldier
transporting portable radios or range-
finding equipment up to tank retrievers
capable of receiving a General Sherman
tank on the deck and carrying it away
to a field repair station.
Among other things the Army uses
trailers for cargo carriers, bu-es, map-
reproduction studios, photographic
studios, headquarters offices, laborato-
ries, laundries, shoe-repairing shops,
clothing-repair shops, shower-bath
rooms, delousing units, loud-speaker
equipment, and others.
At right, Labor Department men push a
new I.B.M. accounting machine into the
General Office, where, with the assis-
tance of Accounting operators, it digests
the information on hundreds of thou-
sands of cards each month and comes up
with a printed payroll.
SEPTEMBER 1. 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Aruba Footballers Meet
Curagao and Surinam in
Queen's Birthday Series
Sixteen of Aruba's best football play-
ers, including 13 Lago men, were in Su-
rinam this week for a 12-day series of
football matches which have been a ma-
jor feature in the celebration there of
Queen Wilhelmina's birthday. Play start-
ed August 25, and is to continue until
All-star teams from Aruba and Cura-
cao made the trip in specially chartered
planes, at the invitation of the Surinam
Football Association. The program calls
for each of the three teams to play the
other two twice, and the winner of the
series will take home two silver tro-
The Governor of Surinam has donated
a cup, and the "Governor Van Slobbe
Cup", which was first won by Curacao in
competition with Surinam several years
ago, will also be at stake.
The cost of sending 35 men from Aru-
ba and Curacao is estimated at
Fls. 18,000. Seventy-five per cent of this
is being paid by the Government, the
balance is being defrayed by donations
from organizations, with Lago, one of
the biggest donors, on the contribution
list for Fls. 1,000.
The Aruba team is being managed by
John Marugg of the Accounting Depart-
ment, who is Secretary of the Aruba
Football Bond. Making the trip from
here were Gregorio Franken, Instrument
Jossy Quandt, Material Accounting,
Charles Becker, Pressure Stills, A. Pau-
lina, Commissary, and Angel Chirino of
the Acid Plant. Team members who are
employees on military service leave in-
clude Mattheo Reyes, Pablo Julia, Da-
niel Kelly, Tommy Tromp, Emil Orman,
Frans Kelkboom, and Mundo Kemp.
Other Aruba players are Hendrik Kelk-
boom, Martins Wout, Rosindo Aparicio,
and Zelin Fingal.
A new position in the Executive De-
partment was created August 15, with
Harold Ashlock, formerly of T.S.D., tak-
ing up the duties of Operations Coordi-
This office will be under the supervi-
sion of the Assistant General Manager.
Chief among its duties are the prepara-
tion of outlooks of refinery operations,
and keeping of records on yields, capaci-
ties, inventories, requirements, shipping
data, and other information connected
with the fulfillment of the refinery's pro-
Shown above is the Aruba Cricket Club,
which at press time had not yet broken
into the win column in the Booker Cup
competition but the season is still
young. L. to R. in the back row are
Captain J. Butts, R. Khan, M. Haniff, S.
Backus, L. Rampat, and P. Gopie. Front
row, D. Harry, E. Jaundoo, Z. Khan, A.
Kalloo, and 0. Ramoutar.
Prizewinners in July
(Bond Fortuna of August 24)
FIs. 50 Prizes
FIs. 25 Prizes
(One winner in Electrical Department,
ticket uncalled for).
San Lucas 10
Sport Park 114
British Guiana 37
St. Vincent 90
San Nicolas Jr. 4
Lago All-Stars 2
Lago All Stars 1
Esso Panama 1
Jong Bonaire 0
San Nicolas Football Bond
Tea A 2
Team B 0
ARUSA ESSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 1. 1944
8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS SEPTEMBER 1. 1944
Here and There
S.G.C. v.d.v. Zeppenfeldt, Lago's legal
counsel, is enjoying a rest at Medellin,
Colombia, his first vacation away from
Curagao in six years. He expects to re."
turn to his work early in October.
In addition to handling Lago's legal
affairs, Mr. Zeppenfeldt is a member of
various Government committees and a
substitute judge of the Curacao Court.
Eight members of the Colonial States,
Curacao's legislative body, were visitors
at the Plant August 21.
They were shown through the new
aviation gasoline facilities, including a
trip to the top of the Cat Cracker. The
balance of their hour and a half visit
was taken up with discussions of busi-
ness and housing conditions in Aruba,
and other topics of mutual interest, in
the office of President L. G. Smith.
The visitors included Dr. J. R. Arends
and J. H. Eman, Aruba members, and
Chairman J. H. Sprockel, S. A. Senior,
A. W. M. van Weel, J. Ellis, E. A. RS-
mer, and E. M. Martijn of Curacao.
Now in the final phases of training as
a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator bomb-
er, 2nd Lt. Edmund Smith, 21, will soon
go overseas for combat duty.
Edmund, better known here as "Ned",
The table below, reprinted from the "Amigoe di Curasao", shows some interest-
ing ups and downs in Curacao Colony's population over the last 13 years. Cu-
racao and Aruba have forged steadily upward, with a marked increase in each
period (Aruba's population rose 1,400, and Curacao's 1,800, in the last six
months of 1943 alone). St. Eustatius gained 100 people in 13 years, while both
St. Martin and Saba lost several hundred. Bonaire is steady: at the end of 1943
there were just 24 fewer people there than there were 13 years before.
St. Martin Dutch
St. Martin Dutch
St. Martin Dutch
37,639 53.344 54,038 63,423
1930 1940 1941 1943
25,372 34,411 34,941 36,-32
7,301 14,241 14,783 16,674
3,168 3,257 3,220 3,340
1,351 1,268 1,226 1,241
906 758 625 743
564 612 759 581
38,635 54,547 55,554 59,117
1940 1941 July 1, 1943 Dec. 31,1943
67,317 68,217 73,343 75,176
30,614 31,522 35,933 37,337
5,C13 5,556 5,725 5,709
2,004 1,936 2,337 2,035
1,210 1,146 1,229 1,221
1,130 1,213 1,018 1,032
107,891 109,592 119,585 122,540
-T. bombing missions, evasive and defensive
action against enemy aircraft, and the
finer points of aerial gunnery.
2nd Lt. Edmund Smith
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Smith.
He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic In-
stitute and Colgate University after
graduating from the Lago Community
School, and joined the Army in August,
His final training as bombardier, at a
field at Tu-son, Arizona, has been ten
weeks of "dress rehearsal" for actual
combat, including long-range simulated
MWMM Wry CH
E tabcl aki 'riba, reproduci fo'i "Ami-
goe di Cuoracao", ta mustra nos algun
cambionan interesante den e poblacion
di Colonia di Curaqao durante e 13 anja-
nan cu a pasa. Curaqao i Aruba a pro-
gresa continue, cu un aumento notable
den cada period (Durante e ultimo seis
lunanan so di 1943 poblacion di Aruba a
subi cu 1,400, Curaqao cu 1,800). Pobla-
cion di St. Eustatius a aumenta cu 100
hende den 13 anja, mientras cu tanto St.
Martin como Saba a perde various cien-
tos. Bonaire su poblacion ta fijjo: Na fin
di 1943 tawatin net 24 hende menos aya
cu tawatin 13 anja pasa.
E hoben cu nos ta mira na banda robez
ta Edmund Smith, 21 anja di edad, un
yiu di Gerente General L. G. Smith. E
La hayando awor su ultimo prcparacion
como bombardero di un avion di bom-
bardeo Liberator B-24, i den poco tempo
In sali pa combat contra enemigo.