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VOL 6. No. 10
Visitors to Aruba recently
for a survey of employee
relations problems were
Ralph Mason (at left) and
Charles Shaw, of the Em-
ployee Relations Depart-
ment of Standard Oil Com-
pany (N.J.). After their
stay here, during which they
attended meetings with th.
advisory committee members,
Mr. Mason and Mr. Shaw
left for Venezuela to visit
the Creole Petroleum Cor-
poration, and Mr. Shaw will
continue on a tour of other
South American operations.
HENRY WALLACE, formerly vice-prosldent of the United States and now U.S. secretary of com-
merce, visited Bayway refinery last month as a guest of F. W. Abrams, vice-president and direc-
tor of S. 0. Co. (N.J.) He displayed particular interest in demonstrations of the Company-develop.
ed M-S* oil Incendiary bomb, flamethrower, and smoke generator. The Inspection party, shown
above In front of the Esso Laboratories, Includes, I. to r., E. V. Murphree, a vice-president of
Standard Oil Development Company, H. G. M. Fischer, manager of Process Division, Esso Labo-
ratorles, Mr. Wallace, Mr. Abrams, Dr. Per Frollch, director of Chemical Division, Esso Labora-
tories, and William Thiede, manager of the New Jersey Works.
The UNITED SWINGSTERS ORCHESTRA will make news late this month when they take their
music on a tour of the Windward Islands. (See page 2). Left to right they are Irad Benjamin of
Electrical, Iame Hazel of Pipe, Kenneth Liburd, Harold James of Personnel. Austin Gibbs of
Electrical, Daniel van Heynngen of Instrument, Theodullo Nicholson of Electrical, and Julio
Nicholson of instrument. Three other members of the group not present for the picture are Juan
Yaner of Storehouse. Charles Benjamin of the Marine Club, and D. Arrindell.
FRANK SHUFLIN, representative of the Robert Law Weed architectural firm of Florida. was a vi.
siter last month. Shown above at right discussing preliminary plans with Coln Ward of Technical
Smvi., be was here to onsut on additional construction beng planned at the Lago Sport Park.
and on the design of a new Esso Club.
BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD AUGUST 10, 1945
SCreole To Build 40,000-Barrel Refinery
Construction To Start
Before End of Year
On $50,000,000 Plant
The construction of a new 40,000-bar-
rel Venezuelan refinery costing approxi-
mately $50,000,000 was announced in
Caracas early last month by officials of
the Creole Petroleum Corporation, an
affiliate of the Lago Oil & Transport
Company. The completely modern plant,
which will include such recent techni-
ques as fluid catalytic cracking, is to be
located at Turiamo Bay, about 20 kilo-
meters east of Puerto Cabello by sea,
and 64 kilometers northwest of Mara-
-ay by highway.
Construction, employing about 1,000
men, is to start before the end of 1945,
with completion expected in two years.
Turiamo, now a relatively undeveloped
section, was chosen because it is cen-
trally located, has a good harbor and
plenty of water, and is in a region suit-
oble for industrial development. A. T
Proudfit, Creole's president, said the re-
finery could have been built at another
location for less money, but Turiamo
was selected because of "mutual advan-
tages for the country and for Creole".
Situated about midway between Lake
Maracaibo and the Eastern Venezuela
fields, it will receive crude oil from both
areas. Docking facilities for five ocean
tankers will be constructed, and about
4,000,000 barrels of tankage will be pro-
Health specialists have studied the
site, and have outlined a sanitation pro-
gram to make it a healthful place to
work and live. Because the location is
cut off from public facilities, it will be
necessary to include a hospital, school,
commissary, and sports-ground in the
plans, and Creole will also build a road
to Puerto Cabello.
The big project will be the first major
refinery to be built in Venezuela.
Gran Encuentro Atl6tico
Na Lago Sport Park
Dia 31 di Augustus
Lago a Duna FIs. 1200 -
Pa Cumpra Premionan
Pa 26 Pustamento
Anja di Su Mahestad La Reina Wil-
helmina, dia 31 di Augustus lo ta cele-
bra na Lago Sport Park cu un carnaval
atl6tico pa tur habitantenan di Aruba,
cu por corre, bula, corre burico, pasa
anguia of cualkier otro actividadnan cu
Participantenan lo pusta pa nan han-
ja nan parti di e Fls. 1200.- cu Lago
a duna pa cumpra primer, segundo y
tercer premionan pa 26 pustamento.
Gran jamboree di sport lo bolbe sigui
cu e costumber di tur anja cu nan a la-
ga pasa, ora cu, Holanda tabata den su
sufrimento di mas grand y cu la Reina
a pidi pa no haci ningun celebramento
especial pa dia di su anja. E anja aki
cu Holanda ta liberA e tradition ta si-
gui y e Comite encargA (mira e portret
riba pagina 5), ta trahando duro pa ha-
ci e acontecimiento mas grand y mas
mihor cu nunca.
Comite a tene un reunion preleminario
dia 18 di Juli cu Don Blair, coordinator
di actividadnan deportivo; na es reuni6n
nan a eligi Edney Huckleman como pre-
sident y Bipat Chand a tuma cargo di
publicidad. Pa e di 2 reunion, cu a tuma
luga un siman despues, nan tabatin un
program tentative die acontecimiento-
nan competitive tanto ta pa hombernan
como pa muhernan di casi toer edad.
Ademas di hopi otro sorto di cosnan,
lo tin tambe algo nobo, esta un pusta-
Continid den Pagina 5
Marine Organization Revised
A change in Marine Department
organization effective July 16 divided
operational and accounting functions,
centralizing them in two newly-desig-
The Ship Operations Division, under
the direction of J. L. Morrison, now
handles all operations business for bolh
ocean and lake tankers.
Ocean and lake tanker accounting,
disbursements, insurance, land transpor-
tation, and office management were
combined in the Finance & Insurance
Division, under the direction of S. L.
A notice published July 17 gives the
detailed shift of personnel and duties.
Army installations at Lone Palm sta-
dium and the Sea Grape Grove that have
recently been vacated an armed mili-
tary guard on duty 24 hours a day.
Military officials have asked that Lago
employees be informed of this fact.
Children should be strongly warned
against entering these areas.
Now Salvage Expert
For Navy in Pacific
"At Commodore Sullivan's right hand
in Manila is Commander Byron S. Huie
jr., 40, a former Treasury attorney
whose salvage units rescued 2,340 men
from the waters off Normandy in the
first 48 hours after D-day. Both the
commodore and his executive officer
work right alongside their men in easy
informality, sometimes have to argue
their zealous divers into knocking off
This paragraph from Time Magazine's
issue of July 16 is believed to be the
first mention of a former Lagoite in
that publication's world-wide news
coverage. The Byron Huie who is exe-
cutive officer in the big operation of
clearing hundreds of sunken Japanese
ships from Philippine harbors will be
remembered by many oldtimers here.
"By", as he was best known, was a
senior clerk in the Storehouse from 1930
to 1934. Shortly after he left, he marri-
ed Phyllis Hetchie, sister-in-law of Paul
E. Kuhl, who was then head of T.S.D.
here and is now an official at Baltimore
After his years here Byron studied
law, became an attorney in the Treasury
Department in Washington, and entered
the Navy early in the war.
(Note: The picture doesn't do him
justice. It is a copy of his postage-
stamp-size badge picture, taken 15 years
ago. On the other hand, he is said to
have somewhat less hair now.)
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 10, 1945
ARUBA (A NFWS
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, August 31. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, August 25.
Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N WI
Sunday, July as saw an Innovation at the Logo Community Church when 136 adults and child-#n
were taken Into church miumbershiata alo 0 adults adh.dn
Chre ten Roll 5hur4 n the Junmber at a special morning service. Thirty-egiht were placed on the
Children's Roll, 54 en the Junior Roll, 6 on the Youth Roll, and 1s adults were made members.
The three younger groups (accompanied in some cases by parents) are shown below
in the sam. order.
Name? Can you speak to me In English? Can you repair a bicycle? Have you ever been in
an office? Can you tell me what a carpenter does? Do you know what a "still" is? These
and a number of other questions were put to 125 applicants for the 1945 apprentice program the
last two weeks in July, in preparation for final testing which was scheduled for August 7. The
Company had openings for 150 boys. but received applications from only 125. Of these 125, only
those who pass the rigid specifications for apprentices will be accepted. The apprentice at
right above, who is being interviewed by the Training Division's Eugenius Hassell. is Ludwig
SloterdUk, son of Sloterdlik of the Lago Police Department.
oB number? So por papla cu ml na Ingles? Be por drecha un bicicleta? Bo no tabata den
un oficina nunca? So por bisa ml kico un carpinte ta had? oB sa kico ta un still? Esaki.
nan y hopi preguntanan mas tabata dirigi na 125 aplicantenan pa program di aprendiz dl 1945.
durante a dos ultimo simannan dl Jull. pa prepare nan pa e test final cu lo tuma luge dia 7 di
Augustus. Compania a ofrece trabao pa 150 much bomber, pero 125 aplicante so tabatin. DI e
125 muehanan, solamente esnan cu por pass e testnan rigido uc lo specified nan come apr6ndiz,
Io word accept. Aki rIba nos ta mira e aprendiz, Ludwig Sloterdlik, jloe di Eert Sloterdijk di
Departamento dl Lago Police, ora di su entrevista cu Eugenlus Hassel dl Training Division.
Giant Refinery on Tiny Aruba Processes One
Of Every Sixteen Gallons of Allied Petroleum
This headline, appearing over an article about Lago and Aruba in the New
York HERALD TRIBUNE, gives a newsworthy wartime statistic that had not
previously been made public. It calls the attention of that paper's hundreds of
thousands of readers to the part Aruba had in Germany's defeat and in the
coming defeat of its Axis partner.
The story, a portion of which is reproduced below, is illustrated by two pic-
tures of the refinery and one that shows a SantaCruz boy, Juan Pas, riding on
his burro. A selection from the article follows:
Competing with the mammoth Libera-
tor bomber factory at Willow Run and
the sprawling shipyards of the west
coast for classification as the largest, if
not the most important, war plant of
the United Nations is an oil refinery
perched on the tiny Caribbean island of
Here, from a forest of towers and a
labyrinth of pipes and tanks, has flowed
one out of every sixteen gallons of all
petroleum products used by the Allied
armed forces in this war...
In 1942, as German armies sliced
through Europe practically at will and
the Japanese spilled over the Pacific,
the strategic importance of both the re-
finery's production and location became "
obvious. From here, fast tankers coulo
dash east across the Atlantic, carrying
the 100-octane aviation gasoline for the
Royal Air Force that Prime Minister
Winston Churchill said gave the margin
of victory in the Battle of Britain. Other
tankers, with equal ease could turn west.
slip through the Panama Canal and carry
to America's island bases the millions of
barrels of every type of product needed
to fuel and lubricate the Pacific fleet.
There is no crude oil on Aruba, only
the refinery. The crude oil is brought
by tanker from the rich fields in the
Lake Maracaibo region of Venezuela.
Special fat-bellied, shallow-draft tankers
float out of the lake at high tide, clear
the sand bar at the mouth of the inlet
by inches and shuttle out to Aruba.
With super-secrecy, the refinery was
expanded... after the start of the war...
The importance attached to the refinery
by the Germans was demonstrated on
the night of February 16, 1942, when it
became the only land in the western
hemisphere to be shelled by a U-boat.
From the time the crude is sucked out
of the feeder tankers until it is poured
into the giant ocean carriers, it is never
seen by man... over 6,500 men are need-
ed to operate the plant, including na-
tionals of fifty-six countries. Keeping
these men and their families fed, cloth-
ed, and entertained is a gigantic task.
The oil company's purchasing depart-
ment in New York handles the OPA
points to shop for this small army, and
also all the Foreign Economic Admini-
stration and Petroleum Administration
for War forms, the priorities, export
licenses and other permits necessary t,
keep the plant running smoothly.
At one time or another baby diapers
live chickens, powdered milk, eyeglasses
jewelry, false teeth, bowling alleys,
dental supplies, clothing, a complete
altar and church equipment, musical in-
stiuments, school diplomas, school rings.
coffins, gravestones, fresh vegetables,
meats and canned goods have all been cr
the bills of lading of the tankers return-
ing to the island."
Jaime Latina of M. & C. Carpenters,
on August 1, at the age of 23. He had
been an employee for five months. He
is survived by his parents and a brother.
living in Curacao.
CARNAVAL Conr. di paq. I
dia di pustamentonan animA.
Toer hende ta spera cu lo ta un mer-
mento di subimento di vlie, cu lo tuma
lugf mainta. Lo tin tambe un pustamen-
to di carreda di un distancia largo, cu
ia cuminza na brug di Balashi (Spaans
Lagoen) te na Sport Park.
E program ta largo y yen di varie-
dades, e premionan ta atractivo y tin
hopi tempo di awor te dia 31 di Augus-
Orquesta di Aruba ta
Bai Bishith Islanan
Orquesta "United Swingsters" cu ta
consist di 11 homber, di cual solamente
dos no ta empleado di Lago, lo bai pa
Islanan Barlovento dia 26 di Augustus,
unda nan lo bai toca pa muchanan di
school, hospitalnan y piblico en general.
Nan lo haci e biaha di Aruba pa St.
Martin y vice-versa abordo di e vapor
"Kralendijk", y nan lo bai Saba, St. Eu-
statius y St. Kitts cu vaporcitonan cu
ta biaha di un isla pa otro. Un punmo
especial di e program di e hiaha lo ta
un comedia pa muchanan na St. Martin
dia 6 di September y nan lo obsequiA re-
alanan y refresco ademis di m6sica.
E orquesta ta sali di St. Martin pa
Aruba dia 14 di September.
Eighteen Receive Diplomas
In Basic Accounting Course
Of 59 Accounting Office employees
who started a course in Basic Ac-
counting May 4, the first 18 to complete
the work received diplomas presented
by Office Manager T. C. Brown July 30
The course is one designed by the In-
ternational Accountants Society, of
Chicago, for correspondence school work.
In this case, however, the studies were
coordinated and graded by qualified ac-
countants here, with a great saving in
Those who completed the basic course
are Fred Beau-jon, Piet Jeronimus, Z.
Towon, Ivan Bascom, Cyril Tranquado,
A. R. Tappin, Otto deVries, Theodoor
Figaroa, Hugh Bascom, Jack Robles,
Francisco Lade, Osbaldo Croes, J. D.
Marugg, Jules A. W. Tjon, Henri vat.
Bochove, Robert Murray, Edward Chin,
tus pa practice y pa regla toer cos. and Rene deVries.
United Swingsters Tour Islands
On Musical Goodwill Mission
The United Swingsteis Orchestra, of
which all but two of the eleven members
are Lago men, will leave Aruba ;iy
steamer August 26 for a goodwill tour
of four Windward Islands, where they
will play for school children, hospitals.
and the general public.
The trip to St. Mat tin and return will
be made on the SS krul.lndijk named
after the capieital of Bonmai'e, and sidL
trips to Saba. St Eustatilus, and St.
Kitts will be m;lit I)\ intei island fer-
ries. The Swinm lers, lne of the best-
kno,,n of Alllhi's su\ ;aIl aIchestr,l ,
will tinantC thfi titir chictly by them-
selves, with i sonie promise of assistance
trom ouitlsde organiizatiuns.
They expect to reach St. Martin
August 30, and will take paiL in the
Queen's Bilthday celebration there tlh
following day They will pla\ on th
French side ot the island also. On
September 6 they plan a special she'
for children at St. Martin, during which
in addition to music they will dispense
presents and refreshments. Following
this they plan to visit Saba, St. Eusta-
tius, and St. Kitts until September U.
and they leave St. Martin for Aruba
A number of persons from here are
said to be planning to accompany the
orchestra on the tour.
AUGUSTI10, 1945 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
Un teeblachl grand di alumlloe taba. A large aluminum serving tray was
t l a reale Cu enpleadonan dl ComI- the gift from Plant Commissary fore
a sarlo dl plant a ofrece Carmenelta t Carmenclta Woods July 20, in honor
Woods dia 20 di Jull cu motlbo dl us of her marriage the following day to
casamento eu Nathaniel Thomas dl Nathanlel Thomas of the Dlspensaiy.
Dispensario su sigulente dia. RIba e Corn alssary Foreman David Gray made
portret nos ta mira Foreman dl rComl- the presentation.
sarlo, David Cray presentande regale.
Blonde Grace McDonald and brunette
Mary Ann Hyde provided the glamour
in a recent Charles Boyer picture.
They plainly had the necessary
in the two pictures at right, the
first is of J. Taylor Fly, who was
Recently elected director of Creole
Petroleum Corporation, affiliated
produlnlg company in Venezuela.
Mr. Fly Is a member of the Vene.
zuelan Chamber of Commerce and
of the Sociedad Bolivar. The
second picture shows Leroy Wilson,
who has been appointed employee
relations manager of the same
company, following two years in
charge of Standard's Office of
Recipe for an Invaslon: Take a Coast
Guard-manned LST, jam It full of guns
fuel, vehicles, and medicine, add some
husky Marines, and you're all set for
a South Pacific Invasion. This scene,
duplicated hundreds of times since,
was at the Jap stronghold of Cape
Gloucester, New Britain, last year.
Aki bao nos ta mira un vapor dl In.
vision Americano, kla pa sail bal kita
un Isla mas fol Japon. E ta cargl dl
scopetnan, gasoline, tank y trucknan.
medicine y marineronan balente. "Old Man of the Sea"
Acme Nelson Morris
--I, z7 !,4 "aw
a l w t t -
ARUBA ESSO NEWS AUGUST 10. 1945
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
July, 1945 -
A tradesforeman in the Pipe Depart-
ment, Mr. Tonkinson was first employed
at the Wood River, Illinois refinery of
the S. O. Co. of Indiana, July 7, 1925.
He came to Aruba January 6, 1929.
A shift foreman in the Pressure Stills
Department, Mr. Work was first em-
ployed at the Casper, Wyoming refinery
of the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana
March 16, 1925. He came to Aruba June
L o n g-service em-
ployees will recog-
nize this night-shot
as a 1930 view of
the old Esso Club,
before a roof was
added over the dance
floor. Plans are now
under way to replace
this structure, which
was destroyed by
fire in 1942, with a
m o d e r n clubhouse
including many re-
The design is being
developed by the
Robert Law Weed
an example of whose
work is shown at
Curagao To Have New Air Terminal
A model of the new $250,00 Curacao airport building shows its up-to-date design.
Curagao, main base of the K.L.M.
lines, is getting a new and modern air-
port terminal building that will cost
over $250,000. The structure was de-
signed by the Curagao Public Works
Department in cooperation with K.L.M.
and Pan American Airways, and will be
one of the finest of its kind in this part
of the world.
The building will have a reception hall
two stories high, with ticket counters
and offices for several airlines and a
large waiting room. A spacious and
beautifully decorated restaurant will b'-
provided, as well as a coffee shop and
a plane catering department.
There will also be offices for the'
Government Aviation Inspector, for
K.L.M.'s operations department, and for
the airport manager, and a communica-
tion room, meteorological office, traffic
control room and airport control tower.
Construction started last December,
and it is expected that the new facilities
will be completed before the end of this
R. & S.
Gas & Poly
Acid & Edel.
Reglanan Nobo pa Plan
Di Coin Your Ideas
Directiva a revise e plan di C.Y.I. re-
cientemente y nan ta kere cu lo ta mas
ventahoso, tanto pa Compania como pa
tmpleadonan, si nan trece algun cambio
den e sistema. Nan ta di acuerdo cu al-
gun idea, riba cual e Comit4 ta trata ac-
tualmente no ta ideanan cu tin merito y
nan master worde regli di otro manera.
Pa por dedica mas tempo na ideanan
(u ta meritorio e siguiente reglanan v
procedimiento lo ta den rigor imediata-
1. Siendo cu number di es cu ta
manda un idea no ta parce riba dj4 ora
e ta bai pa investigation, no ta necesa-
rio pa ningun empleado manda un idea
aden sin firma. Pesei ningun idea cu no
ta firm lo no worde consider pa in-
2. Tin occasion y medio den tur de-
partamento di Compania pa pidi repara-
cion di cosnan di trabao, pesei ideanan
pa laga drecha cosnan di trabao no por
worde considerA meritorio y no por wor-
de someti pa investigation ni no por
gana un premio.
E ideanan aki ta bao pa Jefe di e de-
partamento unda cu e reparacion ta ne-
cesario, na mes forma cu Oficina di C.
Y.I. a ricibie, esta cu number di esun
ku a mand6, pa information di e Jefe y
nos lo laga esun cu a mand4 sa di esey.
3. Ideanan pa traha acera y pone
borchi y pa pintamento di borchinan
tamb6 lo bai pa e departamento na cual
e ta refiri como information y nan lo
.orde trata mescos cu ideanan pa repa-
Sinembargo, si un Jefe di un depar-
tamento ta hanja cu un di e ideanan aki
tin m6rito, lo e laga C.Y.I. sa y di e for-
ma ey e idea lo worde someti pa investi-
gacion y un premio.
4. Ideanan riba telefoon, luz, type-
writer y otro articulonan cu ta scars
awendia pa via di guerra, no por words
considerA meritorio y nan no por gana
un premio, sino te ora e provision ta
normal atrobe y e departamento a han-
ja oportunidad pa cumpra y install es-
nan cu nan ta hanja necesario.
5. Como investigation di e ideanan
ta masha precies y masha strict, si un
idea no word accept, no por made
trobe pa investigation sino te despues
di 12 luna; solamente si hanja mas mo-
tibo pa haci e idea meritorio e por wor-
de someti pa investigation.
Si un otro empleado manda un idea
mescos durante e tempo ey, e idea tu
bai back pe y Oficina di C.Y.I. lo lag,;
sa cu un otro empleado a manda e idea
ey aden prom6 cun4.
6. Di dia 1 di Augustus 1945 pa adi-
lanti Comit4 di C.Y.I. lo manda un lists
cu ta mustra tur ideanan cu a gana pre-
mio pa tur Jefe di departamento pa nan
Si e Jefe no laga sa den tres luna cu
e ta accept e idea si of no den su de-
partamento, despues di e tempo ey e
ideanan lo gana e premio ora nan bai
7. Pa mantene un archive precies y
active, tur ideanan cu no a gana premio
lo bira inactive y lo worde destrui des-
pues di 3 anja.
8. Despues cu e idea a caba di ta bon
investigi y recomendA pa adapcion, e
Jefe di departamento to juzga si e ta
consider e idea como parti di trabao di
esun cu a manda e idea.
Sinembargo, si esun cu a manda e
idea aden, ta hanja cu no ta su trabao,
e por yama atencion di Directiva ey ri-
ba, pa via di Comit4 di C.Y.I.
9. Quejonan master bal directamente
pa e Jefe bao di cual bo ta traha of pa
e Comite cu ta trata riba sorto di pro-
blemanan of na Personnel Department.
Tal sorto di articulonan no ta consider
pa Comite como ideanan cu tin merito
y nan lo bai back pa e empleado sin
the following centers have been
established for receiving entries
for the Queen's Birthday
3. K. Chand Storehouse Phone 449
a. VIapre Central Tool Room 7TI
Emile Cate Electrical 425
0. Lawrence Gas Plant Office 513
C. J. nuckloman Dispensary e45
E. 0. Ollvlrr. Utilities Adm. 70
Marlo Crese Sport Park
C. . Aubyn Lago Club I221
Entries may also be addressed to the Lago
Sport Park Entertainment Committee, car of
Personnel Department. or ma be lef at the
Lage Polie Offlce.
The bowling season
wound up July 14
with prizes, a snack
bar, and an evening
ol free bowling in
novelty contests. At
left. Robert Mac-
M:llan of the Bowling
Committee hands a
Fi. 10 prize to Lyle
McGrew for the 300
game (with a little
help from a 38 han-
dicap) that he re-
cordoe In June. Frank
urnon, also of the
committee. Is In the
center calling names.
At right are captains
of the four winning
teams: Robert Mac-
Millan of Electrical
Lou Johnson of the
Strikers, Frank Bur-
son of the Chem.
and Reid Holly of
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 10, 1945
AUGUST 10, 1945ARBESONW
Strong "Allies" Cricket Club
Takes Three Straight Games
Holiday Athletic Meet To Be Revived at Sport Park
The Allies, a potent combination made
up from the old St. Vincent and Grenada
teams, seems to be the cricket club to
beat nowadays. Skippered by Leopold
Anthony of T.S.D., this team with the
popular name has won its last three
On July 8 they administered a beating
to St. Eustatius (statistics on this game
were given in the last issue).
On the following Sunday they downed
a team captained by Thomas, 131 to 121.
Ivan Howe opened and batted not out,
for 37 runs, while C. Bonadie was top
scorer with 49. Leopold Anthony bowled
six wickets for the winners, and Captain
Thomas got five for the losers.
On July 26 the Allies, like their
famous namesakes, again came out on
top, defeating the Indians 193 to 126.
Ivan Howe repeated his stellar batting.
again starting and batting not out, and
garnering 62 runs. For the Indians thri
top batter, with 52, was Rohoman, who
has played First Class cricket in B. G.
Frank Robinson of the Indians was best
bowler, with five wickets.
Pitcher Has Promise
Most of the players in the Sport Pa k
baseball league hail from St. Martin,
Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, or some
of the British islands, but one of the
best in the game, and a rising new star,
has never been away from Curacao and
Aruba. He is Bernard Hoftyzer, born in
Curagao just 17 years ago, and a resi-
dent of Aruba since 1933.
The baseball bug bit him very recent-
ly; this is his first season, but he pitches
more like a veteran than a rookie.
July 15, facing San Lucas, one of the
strongest and most experienced squads
in the league, he struck out 11 men and
issued only three hits and two walks.
His team, Cafenol, took the game 3 to 2.
Two weeks later he pitched against
Battery 814, the second-place team, and
struck out no less than 16 opponents.
Record keepers said he fanned everyone
at least once, and some four times. He
gave up five hits, one walk, and one
pass in this game, but seven errors by
his teammates cost them the game 6
Hoftyzer's early season record makes
him a pitcher to reckon with in future
leagues as he gains more experience.
Departmental Football League
To Be Organized in October
Football will take the spotlight at th<-
Sport Park before many weeks have
passed, and tentative plans call for a
departmental league to play for the Lago
The last departmental competition was
several years ago, with the Acid Plant
eleven beating all comers, and the tro-
phy is still proudly displayed at the
Acid Plant office. There should be many
departments ready and willing to take
the crown away from them.
The regular baseball schedule ends
September 2, and a best two-out-of-
three playoff for the 1945 champion-
ship between the two top nines will leave
the field clear for football early in
Competitive di Football entire
Departamentonan ta cuminzi
Aki poco siman mas football lo ta e
di prome sport na Sport Park y tin
plannan tentative pa cada department)
forma nan team pa nan hunga contra
otro pa un beker di Lago.
E ultimo competitive den e departamen-
tonan tabata hopi anja pasA, tempo cu
Acid Plant tabata bati toer e otronan y
te ainda e beker ta pronk den oficina di
Acid Plant. Lo mester tin hopi cu lo tir.
gana y cu lo por kita e corona ey foi
E weganan regular di baseball ta ca-
ba dia 2 di September y despues di un
wega decisive den e tres mihornan pa
saka af6 e dos championnan di 1945,
campo lo keda liber pa football na cu-
minzamento di October.
(Throuqh games ot July 29j
tie game at
season, still to be played off.
Battery 253 vs. Venezuela
Battery 814 vs. Dodgers
Cerveceria vs. Cafenol
Dutch Army vs. Savaneta
Cafenol vs. Dutch Army
Savaneta vs. Cerveceria
San Lucas vs. Battery 253
Garage vs. Venezuela
Dodgers vs. Cerveceria
Venezuela vs. Cafenol
San Lucas vs. Garage
Battery 814 vs San Lucas
Dutch Army vs. Dodgers
These men, chosen for their
interest In sports and wIl-
Ing.ne. to serve for the be-
nefit of all employees, are
organizing the Queen's Birth-
day athletic meet to be held
at the Sport Park August
31. On the top step, left to
right, are Carlos Odor of
Material Accounting, Gordon
Ollivierre of Electrical. and
J. C. Lashley, also of Elec.
trial. In the center row are
Frank Glkes and Edncy
Huckleman of the Medical
Department, and Bipat Chand
of the Storehouse. In front.
Joe Morris of the Storehouse.
Sertie Vlapree, also a mem-
ber of the Committee, Is not
in the picture.
(After July 29)
L.S.P. T. Marin
S.N.Jr. Sgt. P. Julia
L.S.P. T. Nadal
S.N.Jc. Jose Bryson
L.S.P. A. Phillips
Queen's Birthday Olympiad
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
1. Cross Country
(Lido Bridge to Lago Sport Park -
2. Kite Flying Contest
(10:30 a.m. L.S.P.)
3. 75 Yards Race
SApprentices under 17)
4. 100 Yards Race
Either of the two teams shown below still has a chance to finish in the
top half of the Sport Park baseball race. The Dutch Arny team at left
is in third place (after July 29), with four wins and two losses; Cerve-
ceria at right is in seventh, winning two and losing four, with three
games to go. The Army team, front row, Ricardo Hazel, Alexander Phil.
sipt huoertt onveenencia, Joe diMaggio. Francisco Martinburgh, Austin
- 12 Noon Sharp
FIs. 1200 in Prizes
To Be at Stake in
Two Dozen Contests
The birthday of Her Majesty Queen
Wilhelmina August 31 will be celebrat-
ed at the Lago Sport Park with an ath-
letic carnival open to all of Aruba's in-
habitants who can run, jump, ride bur-
ros, thread needles, or do any of var-
ious other competitive activities. Con-
testants will race for their share of the
Fls. 1200 which the Company has allott-
ed for the purchase of first, second, and
third prizes in 26 events.
The big sports jamboree will revive
an annual custom which was suspended
last year, in the time of Holland's great-
est distress, when H. M. the Queen ask-
ed that no special celebrations be helu
on her birthday. This year, with Holland
tree, the tradition is resumed, and the
committee in charge (see cut at left)
is working hard to make the event bigger
and better than ever.
The committee held a preliminary
meeting July 18 with Don Blair, coordi-
nator of sports activities, at which they
elected Edney Huckleman chairman and
placed Bipat Chand in charge of publici-
ty. By the second meeting, a week later,
they had prepared a tentative schedule
of events that provides competition for
both sexes and practically all ages.
In addition to more of all kinds of
events, a special new feature will be a
kite-flying contest to be held in the
morning. There will also be a long-
distance run, starting at the Lido Bridge
(Spanish Lagoon) and ending in the
The program is large and filled with
variety, the prizes are attractive, and
there is plenty of time between now and
August 31 for practise. A full afternoon
of keen competition is expected.
5. 1 Mile Cycle Race
6. Needle & Thread Race
(Girls under 15)
7. "1 Mile Cycle Race
(Apprentice & Office Boys)
8. Egg & Spoon Race
(Female 15 and over)
9. 1 Mile Cycle Race
10. 440 Yards Relay Race
11. 100 Yards Race
12. 3-Legged Race
13. Long Jump
14. Needle & Thread Race
(Female 15 and over)
15. Egg & Spoon Race
(Girls under 15)
16. 220 Yards Race
17. 50 Yards Race
18. Skipping Race 50 Yards
(Girls under 15)
19. 440 Yards Race
20. High Jump
21. Obstacle Race
22. 800 Yards Race
23. Shot Put
24. 3-Legged Race
25. 1 Mile Race
26. Tug Of War
(Lago Police vs The Rest)
Philllip an George Labega; back row, Theodore Nadal. Pablo Julia,
Norman Pantophlet, Edwardo Acosta (manager), Bernard Baptist. Ramon
Hazel Antonic Bryson, and Casper Daniel. The Cerveceria squad, front
row, Pedro Cardarin, Francisco Pina, Evllio Chirino, Ramon Rivero, and
Francisc4 Mora; in back, Diego Hernandez, Benigno Chlrino, Gregorio
Hernandez, Angel Martinez (captain), Anibal Hoyer, and Jose Rosa.
ARUBA FSSO NEWS
AUGUST 10, 1945
AUGUST 10. 1
Nelly van Deutekom, former Main
Office receptionist who left Aruba in
July, 1944 to join the Netherlands Wo-
men's Auxiliary Corps, returned last
month after being medically discharged
Nelly van Deutehom
following service in Holland.
Most of her work was in southern
Holland, before the northern sections
were liberated. She saw service on Wal-
cheren Island, which was flooded to roof
level by gaps made in the dikes by
R.A.F. bombs during the Allied cala-
paign to get control of the approaches
She says the relief work she was as-
signed to was the evacuation of civilians
trom their ruined homes, a job that re-
quired a great deal of persuasion in get-
ting the Walcheren Islanders to leave
the homes that had been in their fami-
lies for generations. Often as many as
16 persons might be found living in an
attic, without means of cooking because
the lower part of the house was flooded
by the sea.
Each morning the relief group of
which Nelly was a part would start out
in a "duck" (amphibious tractor) with
two row boats in tow. Families would
be loaded into one boat, and such pos-
sessions as they had saved would be put
in the other for the trip to higher
ground. Often the girls would have to
wade up to their waists in the icy water
(it was December), and then stay in wet
clothes the rest of the day.
She says that in many parts of Hol-
land all the trees are gone, used for
fuel; streetcar tracks have been torn up
for the wooden ties, and in some places
a householder might leave for the day
and return home to find that his wooden
front door had been taken.
A short time after the liberation a
soldier might be offered as high as
Fls. 30 for a single cigarette (there was
nothing in Holland to spend money on),
and anyone walking along a street
smoking would be followed by someone
who hoped to salvage the stub.
Some parts of Holland, she says, had
a reasonable amount of food, but in
other sections, where the Germans re-
fused to allow food to be brought in, re-
lief crews found starvation of the sort
shown in the photograph of an Amster-
Joe Stuart, who left the Accounting
Office in November, 1943, writes to the
New York Office:
"Since my last letter to you I have
covered considerable ground. Our ship
was in the Ryuku Islands campaign
spending most of the time around Ok'-
nawa. We are now in a rearward area.
While in and around Okinawa our ship
did some very effective bombarding on
shore installations and also worked in
very close cooperation with the ground
forces. I might say that ours was the
first U.S. vessel to tie up to a Japanese
pier. The group of which we are a part
received much praise from the high
For my own part I am now very will-
ing to be a "stay at home", but un-
doubtedly that will be decided for me by
some very impersonal bureau. Again I
wish to say that I am very much pleased
with your handling of my affairs ever
since my entry into the service, and the
same holds true for Lago of Aruba. Oc-
casionally I hear from someone there,
the last being T. C. Brown.
Mario Harms, acting tradesforeman in
the Boiler Shop, had a welcome visitor
recently when his daughter Shirley. a
WAC in the United States Army spent
several weeks of her furlough here.
Shirley, who was born in New York
but has lived most of her life in Aruba
joined the Women's Army Corps last
November. She had her basic training
at Des Moines, Iowa (where she says it
was too cold) and is now stationed at
an Army flying field near Colorado
Springs, Colorado. She left July 24 by
Navy plane to return to duty; on the
way she hoped to visit a brother in Cu-
raqao and another brother who is with
Ihe U.S. Army at Puerto Rico.
Pfc. Herbert Drew, son of the Ora
Drews, is still in France, getting close
to the number of points needed to make
him a civilian again.
A member of the 27th Air Transport
Group of the Air Service Command, he
was a truck driver hauling combat and
medical necessities to the big C-47 sky-
trains of his outfit.
Herbert, who left Aruba in 1941, has
been overseas since July, 1944; he earn-
ed two battle stars for his contributions
to group cargo-carrying and medical air
evacuation missions in the campaigns of
northern France and Germany.
Friends of Noel Gomes of the Store-
house extended condolences to him
following news of the death of his
brother Malcolm, July 25, at George-
Malcolm Gomes had joined the R.A.F.
as a pilot in 1940. He survived a crash
at the time of the Dunkirk evacuation,
and after a period in English hospitals
he was discharged from the Army and
returned home to British Guiana.
He had never fully recovered from
his injuries, and in March of this year
his condition became serious, resulting
in his death. He leaves a widow and one
I Seg uridad Lo Ta Miho
22 Essoville Houses Completed
Shown above with his family is Paulito Arends of the Laundry, new owner of Essoville No. 26.
He was among the first of the 22 householders who have taken advantage of the purchase plan
offered by the Home Building Foundation.
Ani riba nos ta mira Paulito Arends di Laundry cu su famla, don)j nobo di Essoville No. 36 E
tabata un di e promenan cu a probecha di e plan di compra cu Home Building Foundation
(Fondo pa traha cas) a ofrece.
Futura Estrelja di Baseball
Casi toer hungadornan di Liga di
Baseball di Sport Park ta hendenan di
St. Martin, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezue-
Ia y Islanan Ingles, ma un di e mihor-
nan den wega y un estrelja nobo den
sport no a bai nunca foi Aruba y Cura-
cao. E ta Bernard Hoftijzer, cu a na.e
na Corsouw 17 anja pasa y e ta bibs
na Aruba foi anja 1933.
Poco tempo pasa el a cuminza hunga
baseball y esaki ta su prom6 temporada.
ma ya e ta pitch mas bien manera un
Dia 15 di Juli, hungando contra San
Lucas, un di e teamnan di mas fuerte
y di mas experiencia di e Liga, el a
struck-out 11 homber. Su team Cafenol
a gana 3 pa 2.
Dos siman pasa el a hunga contia
Battery 814, e di dos team di Liga y el
a struck-out no menos di 16 homber di
contra-partida. Esunnan cu ta hiba re-
cord ta bisa cu el a struck-out toer hun-
gadornan alomenos un bez, algun di nan
hasta 4 bez, pero 7 foutnan di otro hun-
gadornan tabata causa cu nan a perde
6 pa 1.
Record di Hoftijzer su prom6 tempo-
rada ta mustra cu e ta un pitcher cu
master tene na cuenta pa future Liga-
nan, ora cu e tin mas experiencia.
A daughter, Margaret Joan, to Mr.
and Mrs. Willie Lejuez, July 12.
A daughter, Edwina Loui, to Mr. and
Mrs. Luis Yarzagaray, July 13.
A daughter, Joan Dorothy, to Mr. and
Mrs. Johan Kuiperdal, July 14.
A daughter, Agnes Hyacinth, to Mr.
Mrs. Alosius Wathey, July 14.
A son, Raymond Chester, to Mr. and
Mrs. Carlisle Anderson, July 15.
A daughter, Cassandra Aurora, to Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Lopez, July 15.
A son, Cosmos Crumwell, to Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Liverpool, July 15.
A son, Vicgilio Ricardo, to Mr. and
Mrs. Augustin Orman, July 15.
A son, Thomas Carel jr., to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Pietersz, July 16.
A son, Adriaans Rudolf, to Mr. ano
Mrs. Jose Engelen, Juuly 17.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Leonso
De Mey, July 21.
A son, Donald Arthur, to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Burson, July 21.
A daughter, Anna Maria, to Mr. and
Mrs. Hilberto Kelly, July 22.
A son, Harold Wilson, to Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Hennep, July 23.
A daughter, Juanita Apolonia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Simon Croes, July 23.
A daughter, Nathalie Aloma, to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles London, July 24.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan Rid-
derstap, July 25:
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Nico-
laas, July 27.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Paschal
Serrao, July 30.
With nearly one-third of the houses
in Essoville already sold to the occu-
pants, the Home Building Foundation's
plan to tirn these bungalows into cash
is progressing satisfactorily. Offi-
cers of the Fo,:ndation announced last
month that 22 sales have been mad..
and more are being handled regularly.
When completed, the project will er-
able the H.B.F. to construct more
houses, helping to relieve the shortage
in San Nicolas. A first group of 50 now
being planned will be followed at a later
date by an additional 50.
The sale of the present group of 77
offers an attractive opportunity to those
now renting to own their own homes.
Summarizing the basis on which the
purchases are made, a minimum of one-
third in cash is required, with the un-
paid balance to be covered by a mort-
gage from an Aruba bank, with six per
cent interest calculated and payable
monthly. The purchaser has title to the
property, and is responsible for tax,
maintenance, and other expenses.
The average sale price is about
Fls. 4,600 for a five-room house, and
FIs. 4,000 for four rooms. (This varies
slightly according to the size of the
These prices were set on the actual
cost when built, which is considerably
lower than present- day valuations or
All original sales are to employees,
and in addition there is a provision
that, for a certain limited time, employ-
ees on the Essoville waiting list must be
given first chance in future transfers of
Present occupants who have purchas-
ed their homes include S. Bacchus, In-
strument; R. deVries, Accounting; C.
Nahar, L.O.F.; Abdul Kadim, T.S.D.; H.
Bentham, Electrical; Paulito Arends,
Laundry; George Lawrence, Gas Plant;
G. Gummels, Machinist; E. Oosthuizen,
Powerhouse; Eustace Isaacs, Machinist:
G. A. Vlaun, and C. Florenzo, Pressure
Stills; J. M. B. Hassell, M. & C. Col.
Maint.; E. Jesserun, Personnel; E. L.
Sjaw-A-Kian, Hydro; G. A. Lake, L.O.F.;
L. J. Kuiperdal, Drydock; V.L.O. Var.
Windt, Acid Plant; W. A. Rego, Pressure
Stills; R. J. Hassell, Acid Plant; and W.
F. Loor, Acid Plant.
Householders wanting information
about the purchase plan should see any
member of the Home Building Founda-
tion's Board of Administration, which
includes F. E. Griffin and J, Werveis,
Executive Office, G. Molloy, Accounting,
J. Irausquin, Aruba Bank, and Johannes
Beaujon, Oranjestad, or Fred Beaujon,
Secretary of the Foundation, at the Ac-
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
August 1 31 Monday, September 10
August 1 15 Thursday, August 23
AUGUST 10 1945
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