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L TRANSPORT CO.. LTD. SEPTEMBER 21, 194
I NAMES IN THE NEWS Atomic Bomb Makes Maps Late
Wally Nahar of the "C.Y.I." office looks at the
face of the Pacific In the picture above, point-
Ing to the spot where Allied forces finished the
job of setting the formerly Rising Sun. For more
about the map, see column 2 on this page.
Scoutmaster Roslndo Tyson of the Dispensary
congratulates Samuel Rajroop of the Laboratory
and Lionel Coombs of the Hospital, two of the
ten new Rovers in the Investiture at the Metho.
dist Church August 1S.
Dia 21 di Agoste maint. nek stlfj t bata cos comun na Sport Park, era tasbatl mn pustanmente di
ssbimente dl vile c celebraclia di AnJa di La Roina. E portret ski risb ta mustra ta sloe tahata
S"ausn; casi tur cabe t tlrUi p'atras pa welta e cantidad di vilenaa di tar tform le ar. Na
pagina 4 Un mas portret dl e events* nile ski.
Stiff aeeks were pretty common around the Sport Park the morning or 'Asust as. This picture.
with practically every face painting up, shows why. With dozens *f kite, of ovy desncrpte In
the sky there was plenty to look at. For details of this unique event see page 4.
Early in June, when military men
were still predicting that the Japanese
war might last another two years, a
quantity of Esso War Maps of the Pa-
cific theater was ordered for distribu-
tion to interested employees. As it turn-
ed out, the atomic bomb, the Russian
declaration of war, and the War Map all
arrived at about the same time.
While the suddenness of Japan's ca-
pitulation has made it too late to follow
the progress of the war on these maps,
they may still be of interest to many
for reference purposes. The territorial
settlements in the Orient made at the
peace table will be a big factor in pre-
serving the world's future peace, and
the maps can be of help in following
these important events.
The maps are in six colors, and cover
the entire Pacific theater including the
outer reaches of China and Siberia. All
important air mileages are shown ac-
curately on the map.
In addition there are insets of the
more strategic areas on a larger scale.
These include such places as Manili
Bay, Tokyo Bay, Hong Kong, Formosa,
Vladivostok, and several island groups
formerly held by the Japs. On the re-
verse side is a large scale map of the
Japanese home islands.
Any employee interested in having
one of these maps may obtain one by
calling the Aruba Esso News, phone 523,
or by mailing his name and department
name to the News' office in Bachelor
Quarters 3. The number available is li-
mited; first come, first served.
Oferta di Mapanan di Guerra
Esso News a ricibi un cierto cantidad
di Mapanan di Guerra (Esso). E mapa-
nan ta di color (6) y nan tin henter
area Pacifico, incluyendo partinan mas
afo di China y Siberia. Distancianan di
vianan a6reo ta mustr riba nan y tam-
be lugarnan important manera Bahia di
Manila, Bahia di Jap6n, Iwo Jima y For-
Si cualkier empleado ta interest di ha-
ya un di e mapanan, nan por yama
Aruba Esso News, telefon 523, of man-
da un carta cu su number y departamen-
to na focina di News na Bachelor Quar-
ters No. 3. E cantidad ta limit; baca cu
yega po zprome, ta bebe awa limpi.
specific declaration that they are will-
ing to travel by the first available ship-
ping opportunity designated by the Gov-
ernment according to established priori-
ty regulations. Applicants also indicate
for whose account the transportation
cost will be.
Critical shortages of most of the es-
sentials of living, combined with a lack
of shipping space, continue to make va-
cation trips to the Continent impossible.
No indications of when this situation
will change have been seen yet.
tabata cla pa ricibi6 cu bandera ora el
a yega na Sport Park. Di dos tabata C.
George, cu a gana di dos premio den e
mes careda dia 4 di Juli y di tres taba-
ta D. Alexander. Joseph Antoine a haya
un "lap-priza", esaki como e tabata mas
adilanti te casi na Sport Park y tambe
un "consolation-prize" como el a yega
te na un distancia di 150 yarda fo'i
Sport Park unda e no por a sigui mas.
Mas laat tabatin e pustamento di vlie
y e cantidad grand di pustadornan y
mir6nesnan a proba e interest grand den
e pustamento aki.
E pustamentonan di careda a tuma
luga di merdia te despues di cinc'or y
como a bira much laat nan mester a
laga e ultimo pustamento para. Super-
intendente di Departamento Mecanical,
W.R.C. Miller a presentA e premionan y
asina e fiesta a cerra, e fiesta cu taba-
ta un celebraci6n magnifica di Anja di
See pages 4 and 5 for story and
pictures of the Queen's Birthday
celebration at the Lago Sport Park.
VOL. 6. No. 12
A reminder of a tragic night wet brought Into the harbor September S when the
"Esso Bayomne", after being anchored for a day outside the reef, pulled up the
anchor from the take tanker "Oranjestad", one of the Lago ships sunk by a
German sub the night of Fobruary 16, 1942.
DIa S dl September "Esse Bayonne" a trece un recuerdo dl e anochl triglco den
hael. Despues cu a tbata ancrA un dia p'afor dl rAi, ie a hla anoer d e lake tanker
"Oraniestad". un di vaporman Cu un submarine Aleman a sink e anochl
dl 1 -dl Februarl 1942.
Government Announces Possibility of Permanent
Repatriation to Netherlands; Vacations Not Yet
VOL. 6 No. 12 5
There will be a limited opportunity
for repatriation from Curagao to the
Netherlands during October, according
to an announcement made by the Gov-
ernment Secretariat late in August.
Vacationists or others who want to go
to Holland for a short stay are not eli-
gible under the Government's present
plan, which is Intended solely for those
who are returning on a permanent basis.
Those interested in such permanent
repatriation are applying by letter to
the Government Secretariat, with the
Casi 300 Persona a Tuma
Parti den Pustamentonan
Desde principio di e pustamento di ca-
reda di un distancia largo y e novedad
di e subimento di vlie cu a tuma lugA
mainta, te na final ora di presentaci6n
di e premionan te atardi, e Carnaval At-
ltico dia di Anja di La Reina tabata
un manifestaci6n di mas grand di lihe-
reza y deported na Sport Park, fo'i dia cu
el a habri.
Un multitud di mas o menos 2,000
hende a presencik e acontecimientonan
di cuminzamento te fin, y casi 300 mu-
chanan, hombernan y muhernan a pur-
ba nan velocidad of destreza pa gana un
di e valioso premionan cu tabata ofreci
na ganadornan. Tabatin mas di 100 pre-
mionan, sumando mas o menos FIs. 1200.
y bieuw y mosa tabata busca moda di
surpass otro pa gana un di nan.
E prom6 pustamento tabata e di ca-
reda di distancia largo di Spaans La-
goen (Balashi) pa Sport Park. E gana-
de, L. G. Ariza, a corre distancia asina
lih6 (den 41 minuut) cu e oficialnan no
2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS SEPTEMBER 21. 1945
A RUBA EN EWS
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W.I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
rridsy, October 12 All copy must reach the editor in
Sthe Personnel building by Friday noon. October 6
PrMnted by The Curacao Courant. Curacao. N.W.1
FOR THE RECORD
In a letter to Paul Jensen of the In-
strument Department, Harry Bozorth of
the U. S. Army, who hopes to return
soon, reports of his more than consider-
able travels in the time he has spent in
His service took him from Port Tew-
fik, Egypt, all through the North Afri-
can campaign, on up through Sicily and
into Italy. Abu Zenema, Asmara, Sidi
Barrani, Tobruk, Bengazi, Tripoli, Tu-
nis, Pasteum, Volturno, Naples, Rome,
and Florence are some of the memorable
names which appear in the letter and
indicate some of Harry's travels.
He is evidently doing quite well in the
Army, "......my bar came May 27th..
and I accepted.....". He says that the
whole thing has been interesting and in
the long run the experience will prove
Quoting a letter from S.O. Co. (N.J.) President
Eugene Holman to Lago's Executive
Vice-President W. J. Haley:
August 23, 1945
Dear Mr. Haley:
The welcome news of the surrender of the Japanese
and the ending of World War II should not be allowed
to pass without appropriate recognition to the organi-
zation as a whole, and to each individual member of it,
for the outstanding job which has been done during the
It would be impossible to include in this letter a list
of the specific difficulties which have been overcome
or the definite accomplishments in the furtherance of
the war effort. This Company's record in providing the
sinews of war is second to none, and I am sure we can
hold our heads high with pride as we look back on the
quantity and quality of the crude and products which
have been produced and distributed. Sharing honors
with those actually engaged in operations are the head-
quarters and technical staffs who have applied their in-
ventive genius and knowledge to research and develop-
ment of entirely new products and the improvement of
On behalf of the Board of Directors I want to extend
our sincere appreciation for the high success of these
efforts, with the suggestion that we would like you 1,o
pass on these thoughts personally to every ;ndividua!
member of your domestic and South American organ,-
Very truly yours,
(signed) Eugene Holman
In a letter to President L. G. Smith, Mr. Ialey says: "It
is a pleasure to hand you a copy of Mr. Holpman's letter of
August 23, commenting on the contribution. the Company
and its members have made to the war effort. Aruba's parti-
cipation in this work has been outstanding, and I want to
add to Mr. Holmnan's letter of appreciation our sincere con-
The picture at the top of the column (the. original of
which is painted on a large tank near the Main Gate) tells
the rest of the story. It shows in terms of the vital machines
of war how much Lago's men and women did to help the
Allies again "float to victory on a sea of oil".
WE DOOD IT-
When John Landaker of Colony Service came home with
Mrs. Landaker from a party the night the Japanese surren-
der was announced, they found this sign hanging on the
doorknob, the product of their young son's fertile imagina-
Commemorating the event in his own original ten-year-old
style, he announces: "Moma! the war is over".
The octopus at upper left is saying "So solly, I sullender".
At lower center the artist says "The Japs surrender right
out of the landing barge", and he liked "We dood it" so well
that he lettered it on twice.
Tomorrow's ace cartoonist, perhaps who knows?
A fascist country is where they name a street after
you one day and chase you down it the next.
The Garage had visitors early this month when
two former employees of that department, new
In the U.S. Army, came in on ten-day furloughs.
Left Is Pvt. Paul Hinkson, who enlisted at S-h
baneta last February; at right. Pvt. Carlos
Emers, who Joined up In January. They spent
their training period in Puerto Rico. and are
now being reassigned, possibly to one of the
Word has come r
f rom Pfc. H. S.
Gumbs of Gas and
Poly., telling of his
experiences som e-
where in the Carib-
bean area. He is in
charge of a pump
gasoline and fuel oil
to ships running to
different islands in
the Antilles. Gumbs'
letter states that he
is expecting a promotion soon and he
wishes to be remembered to his friends.
He worked for Lago from June, 1939
until January, 1945, when he left to en-
ter the U. S. Army.
Early Registration Required
To Vote Outside Home District
A recent Government notice will be ut
interest to employees who wish to cast
votes in the forthcoming election of Cu-
racao Legislative Council members. The
following is a translation:
"1. Voters whose names appear on the
official list of voters for the Electoral
District of Aruba and who wish to vote
in the Electoral District of Curaqao
must submit a declaration to that effect
in person to the undersigned not later
than 30 days prior to November 5, 1945.
which is Election Day for Curacao Le-
gislative Council members. Forms fo"
such declaration are obtainable free f
charge at the office of the undersigned.
2. Voters who can produce acceptable
reasons for their absence on November
5 from the Electoral District in Aruba
where they are supposed to vote ac-
cording to the official list of voters, and
who are unable to be present in their
district within the hours of 8 a.m. and
6 p.m. on Election Day, shall, if they so
request, be given the opportunity -to
cast their vote in such other Electoral
District in Aruba as they desigjlie.
Such request must be filed in person-at
the undersigned's office 30 days prior
to November 5, and forms are available
free of charge at the office of the under-
The Acting Lt. Governor,
Dr. L. C. Kwartsa"
SEPTEMBER 21. 1945 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
The marriage of Joseph Maduro August
2d put his friends at the Foundry in a
gift mood, and at right the present, a set
of sliver cups and a tray, is being handed
to him by Joseph Edwards.
Casamento di Joseph
Maduro a tuma luga
28 dl Agosto, y su
amigonan dl Foundry
a hacim un regale dl
un stel dl teeblachi I
kelklnan dl plata.
Arlba, na banda dre-
chi, nos te mira Jo-
seph Edwards presen-
tando e regale.
About 200 feet of
rope must be wound
onto the windlass be-
fore the water bucket
comes to the top, and
It takes five trips
down the well to fill
the two half-barrels.
(The faithful burro
gets his drink first,
In a natural hollow In
the rock, and then
the barrels are fill-
ed) This picturesque
old well is located
about two miles from
San Nicolas, on
road that runs north
from the U.S.O. La
Here and There
The Esso War Maps offered to read-
ers in this issue were flying the China
coast in the last months of the war, ac-
cording to a letter received by Wallace
Pratt, retired Company vice-president,
from his son, a fighter pilot in the Phi-
lippines. Wrote Captain Pratt:
"...received an Esso War Map with
all our courses plotted on it. It has be-
come standard equipment for the flight
leader to carry this map on China coast
missions. It has the courses plotted to
everywhere and the air miles written ia.
When Gerrit Croes, a Storehouse em-
ployee since 1939, was married August
30, his fellow-workers started him off
well with the gift of a stove.
Classroom work for 102 new apprenti-
ces started September 4. Out of 135
boys who were tested, these 102 scored
high enough to be selected for the 1945
program. This represents the greatest
proportion to pass the tests of any
group since the apprentice training plan
Captain Harold Cunningham, whose
death at 61 was announced in a recent
"Time" magazine, was a former Stan-
dard marine man, and once spent a
short time in Aruba (1933) relieving
Marine Manager R. Rodger during the
latter's vacation. Before his service as
port captain for the Company in New
York harbor, he had been commodore
of the United States Lines fleet and
master of the "Leviathan".
Another Standard mariner, Captain A
C. Steinmuller, was in print recently
when "National Petroleum. News" de-
voted its cover to his picture and a
story of his war job. An old tanker
captain and later Company port pilot
at Houston, he was called into govern-
ment service at the start of the war.
and was put in charge of all Mediter-
ranean port captains after the first
Army landings in Africa. Their job was
to keep tankers and their precious
cargoes continually on the move in the
Aruba is playing host this weekend to
the District 44 Assembly of the Rotary
Club, September 21, 22, and 23. Visitors
are here from Curagao and from most
of the 19 cities and towns in Venezuela
that have Rotary organizations, for three
days of business sessions interspersed
with social functions.
Among other items on the calendar
for the visitors is a tour of the refinery
Riding on helium -
Company-developed Butyl synthetic
rubber may save airlines as much as
$15,000 annually for each large plane,
according to tire manufacturers. Butyl's
ability to hold helium with even less loss
than a natural rubber tube loses air is
the key to the saving.
Thirteen pounds of helium in a Butyl
tube does the same job as 92 pounds of
air in a 110-inch tire or a saving of
158 pounds for the two main wheels of
Airlines men estimate that this saving
on weight, converted to added passenger
and freight-carrying capacity, is worth
$100 per pound per year.
Vacation days are ovor
as the first busload of
children unloads at the
Lago School for the
opening of the 1945
term. The first day's en-
rollment was 242, the
largest in the school's
history, and later addi-
tions have swelled this
figure to 252. Travel
Complications made it
necessary to start with
five substitute teachers,
but the regular faculty
is expected to be com-
plete in a short time.
: The election of Bushrod Brush Howard
o the. Board of Directors of Standard
)il Company (New Jersey) was an-
lounced recently by Ralph W. Gallagher,
Chairman of the Board. He becomes the
seventh director, following the recent
retirement of Wallace E. Pratt.
Mr. Howard is widely known in th'.
shippingg world, having been associated
.vith Jersey's large tanker fleet since he
joined the Company in 1920. He hls
B. B. Howard
. ..- .- n
Cu Demobilizaci6n, 178 Emp'eado
Mas Riba Payrollidi Lago
Segun e schutternan ta worde demo-
bilizA, Compania ta sigui ofrece empleo
na nan asina pronto cu nan sali fo'i
dienst. Te awor 170 a cuminza traha y
mas o menos 200 mas lo sali dia 1 di
October. 20 a 30 di e hombernan aki
lo worde entrevistA pa dia, cuminzando
di 17 di September te dia tur caba di
haya entrevista. Nan lo cuminza traha
durante prome siman di October.
Pa mei-mei di October lo tin 80 mas
pa sali y pa word entrevista y eseynan
lo cuminza traha banda di 1 di Novem-
ber. P'awor aki no tin mas pa sali fo'i
dienst, sino esnan mencioni aki riba.
Despues, ora cu e soldinan cu ta for-
ma e gruponan riba cual nan ta manda
sali, mas o menos 30 oficiernan (2e lui-
tenant y sergeant-majoornan) lo sali
tambe y mayor parti di nan ta spera di
traha cu Lago. Varios di nan tabatin ex-
periencia valioso den ej6rcito y Compa-
nia lo ta content di emplei nan.
Algun di e schutternan a haya train-
ing den dienst, lo cual ta haci nan capaz
di ocupA un miho job di loque nan ta-
batin prom6 cu nan a drenta dienst.
Di e 178 hombernan cu a sali fo'i
dienst, 70 ta empleado bieuw cu a bolbe
y 108 ta empleado nobo. Di e 70 nan ci
a bolbe, 32 tabatin "leave of absence"
been general manager of Jersey's marine
group throughout the war period.
His broad experience with tanker move-
inents, both domestic and foreign, was
extremely valuable when the war in
Europe began. Mr. Howard went to
England in 1941 as Admiral Land's re-
presentative to expedite tanker turn-
arounds in British ports and speed up
deliveries of vitally needed oil from the
In 1942 Mr. Howard went to India
and the Suez area as a representative
of the War Shipping Administration to
speed up cargo movements involving all
types of war materials flowing to India
and the middle east.
Richard Vryling LeSueur, 64, promi-
nent Canadian civic leader and president
and chairman of the board of Imperial
Oil Limited, Canadian affiliate of S. O.
Co. (N.J.), died in Toronto September 6
after a brief illness.
son, Hubertus Laurentius,
Mrs. Frans Steenbakkers,
A son, Zephrine Sebastian, to Mr. and
Mrs. Whitfield Cummings, August 23.
A daughter, Bartolomea Maria, to Mr.
and Mrs. Leonardo Figaroa, August 24.
A son, Brian Anthony, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Dos Ramos, August 24.
A son, Diederik Evert Frans, to Dr.
and Mrs. J. D. Schendstok, August 26.
A son, Jaap Michiel, to Mr. and Mrs.
John de Lange, August 26.
A daughter, Edilia Ilena, to Mr. and
Mrs. Pantaleon Garcia, August 26.
A son, George Arnold Percival, to Mr.
and Mrs. George McIntosh, August 27.
A son, Cipriano Augustin, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cipriano Geerman, August 28.
A daughter, Janice Virginia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Cyril Bell. August 30.
A son, Henri Donald, to Mr. and Mrs.
Hendrik Croes September 1.
A daughter, Beatrice Antolina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Octavio Yanez, Sept. 2.
A son, Hilton Bernard, to Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Zagers, September 3.
A son, Hugh Henry, to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Guy, September 4.
A son, Michael Gregory, to Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Malcolm, September 4.
A son, Hussein Muznabin, to Mr. and
Mrs. Abdul Syed, September 5.
A son, Lorenzo, to Mr. and Mrs. Ge-
ronimo Winterdaal, September 5.
A son, Jerry, to Mr. and Mrs. Jeroni-
mo Gomes, September 7.
A daughter, Edit, Eustasia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Ergo Beaumont, September 8.
A son, Terrance Ralph, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Fernandes, September 8.
SEPTEMBER 21 1
San Lucas and Savaneta to Play
Off Tie for S. P. Championship
San Lucas, last year's champions in
Sport Park baseball, are playing the
Army team "Savaneta" for the 1945
championship, with one game finished
as the News goes to press and either one
or two games to go.
The three-game playoff (best two out
of three) was to have started September
9, but the Savaneta team's unexpected
departure to play in Puerto Rico requir-
ed a week's delay, and the games start-
&d September 16.
At the close of regular league play
.mny one of three teams could have land
ed in a position to play the Puerto Ri-
cans for the championship; in the last
two weeks of play, however, the Dutch
Army was badly upset by the Dodgers
to knock them out of the running, and
Garage handed San Lucas a forfeit, mak-
ing the latter tied up with Savaneta in
the top spot.
Pictures and results of the playoff
will appear in the next issue.
(Through last game of regular
Savaneta 7 5
San Lucas 7 5
Garage 7 4
Dutch Army 7 4
Cerveceria 7 3
Dodgers 7 3
Cafenol 7 2
Venezuela 7 2
Aruba Juniors 5
San Nicolas Juniors 0
Among the many colorful floats that paraded
gn Oran.estad's street. In the eelabratlon Al-
gust 31. one of the most realistic was that be.
low. it depicts a Dutch mill, house, md garden,
with the miller and his family In traditional
costume. (Photograph by Samuel aireesp of
No. 2 Laboratory).
Meet Draws Nearly 300 Entrants
From the start of the cross country
race and the novel kite-flying contest ih.
the morning to the final awarding of
-prizes late in the day, the Queen's Birth-
day athletic carnival was the biggest
display of speed and sportsmanship at
the Sport Park since it was opened.
A crowd estimated at over 2,000 per-
sons saw the events from start to finish,
and nearly 300 boys and girls, men and
women, tried their speed or skill to win
one of the valuable prizes offered. Over
100 prizes were at stake, valued at ap-
proximately Fls. 1200, and competition
for them was keen among all ages.
The first event of the day was the
cross country run from Spanish Lagoon
to the Sport Park. The winner, L. G.
Ariza, ran the distance so fast (41 min-
utes) that the officials weren't yet pre-
pared to flag him in when he arrived at
the Sport Park. Second place went to C.
George, who also took second in the
July 4 marathon, and third was won by
D. Alexander. Joseph Antoine got the
first lap prize, and also won a consola-
tion prize for running second to within
150 yards of the Sport Park where he
Later in the morning the kite contest
held the stage, and the large number of
entrants and spectators proved the in-
terest in this feature.
The races started at noon and ran
through five o'clock, with the last event,
the tug-of-war, being cancelled for lack
of time. Mechanical Superintendent W.
R. C. Miller presented the prizes and the
day closed as a fitting celebration of the
I f h-04
DI tur bleslt dlsfranasn cu tabatin den pa-
reds den aliyamn di Oralnlstad Cu eelbrael6sn
dl Anja dl La RIela un dl ms reallstlUe*n
tabata sun rib pertrert na banda robes. K ta
mutrb U n m ollfl hOlalde, y hoffL. cu
mnllmw y u nlama bltl cu trail. tradlelonal. (K
partira to sea pa Samuel ilai|rap dl NO. a
The first of its kind in
31, and probably caused
test drew over 75 kites and
several hundred spectators to
the Sport Park in the morn.
ing before the meet August
31, and probably caused
countless stiff necks as all
head! tilted back to waten
he aerial display.
Final results are shown in
the picture at upper left.
Reading from left to right
Lre the prizewinners for the
l rgest kite (G. Morin, win-
ner); the highest flying
(Charles Gronenveldt); th,
Jo03 unusual (arrow points
t th- dripd seagrape leaf
with which John Thomas won
this prize); and a special
winner as best and longest
flying, with George Dossett
as owner. In front is Johan van Cha-
rante, with a white circle outlining his
postage-stamp-size winner in the small-
At upper right is the sole female en-
trant, Juliana Douglas, whose kite bore
a picture of Queen Wilhelmina. She
made the kite herself.
At lower left a group watches G.
Morin and his helpers controlling the
biggest kite, which called for clothesline
rope instead of string.
At lower right, small boys dive for
shelter into the barrels later used in the
obstacle race, when a heavy rain fell
during the contest.
75 yards, apprentices; J. Richardson,
T. Peters, Halley.
100 yards; R. O. Jackson, Teddie John-
son, Kelvin Wong, time 10.4 sec.
1 mile cycle race; Japheth Combs, R.
Benjamin, James Roach.
Needle and thread race; C. Thompson,
C. Wilson, V. Foy.
Egg and spoon race; L. Gomes, Her-
mance Huckleman, H. Li Qui.
1 mile cycle race (racers) Arnott Glas-
gow (also won all laps), C. M. Bonadie,
440 yards relay; R. O. Jackson, R. Sar-
dine, H. Baptiste, W. Williams. (team)
100 yards, apprentices; J. M. Halley, A.
Brown, J. Brown.
3 legged race, apprentices; Alpha Huck-
leman, Sylvester Washington; J. Peters
capt. of second, R. Peters capt. of third.
Long jump R. O. Jackson 21' 5", exhi-
bition at 21' 9gV"; John Thomas 19' 3",
J. Cox 19' 2".
Needle and thread race, females over
15; M. Illidge, A. Paesch, Dahlia Brown.
Egg and spooon race, girls under 15; J.
Williams, E. Aliens, T. Baptiste.
250 yards, R. O. Jackson, Kelvin Wong,
50 yards flat, girls; M. Illidge, A.
Paesch, D. Brown. (The girls finished in
the same order in the needle and thread
50 yards skipping, girls under 15; E. N.
Gibbs, O. Brown, Edna Huckleman; W.
Capriles, consolation prize.
440 yards flat; Ivan Brewster, Will:e
Williams, C. Joachim.
High jump; Julian Cox, 5' 3"; Max Ber-
nard, 5' 2"; Teddie Johnson, 5' 0".
Obstacle race; A. Noel, M. Samuel, K.
Over 75 kites ranged from
hllf-inch to man-size.
Shot put; B. Thomas, C. McLean, t.
Blaize. Winning throw 37' 10")
880 yard race; Ivan Brewster, Willi:
Williams, A. Kirton.
3-legged race; (open) Lopez-Khan,
Huckleman-Jackson. Bernard-Chang Yn.
Mile race; Ivan Brewster, Philbert, L.
Belgrave; lap prize, K. Bonadie.
In addition to the prizes awarded for
the various events there were special
prizes given. A cup went to R.O. Jack-
son for his sterling performance on the
track as the "most outstanding athlete".
Jackson won the 100 yard dash, the 250
yard dash and the broad jump. In addi-
tion to winning these events, he was a
member of the winning 440 yard relay
team and was the other half of the se-
cond place team in the threelegged race.
Runner-up for the "Most outstanding
athlete" honor was Ivan Brewster. And
to Hyacinth Huckleman, the smallest
girl, and entered in all the events for
girls went a special consolation prize.
She is six years old.
Explicaci6n di portretnan na pagina 5:
1. E hombron McLean (a traha cu tur su
212 libernn pa e tirada, cu cual el a gana sc.
2. Tur pustado ta sail cu Ide dl yega pro-
me, pero masha poco ta concentr ey riba assna
tanto mantra R. O. Jackson: e tin suerte di ye-
ga oroe- den casi tur pu-r'nentn cu e turni
part. (E ta un waiter na Dining Hall y door ll
esey e ta hadl ejerciclo reoularmente). Akl ta
orm ru ta pasa e linja den e cared dl 220
3. Pa llhereza no tin riba mucha-muh6rnan
dl 6 ania p'ariba. AMl nos ta mira e fin dl un
cared dl 50 yard..
4. Awor ta laat pa splerta e lueznan, pro
den e pustamento dl webo den cuchnra. tabatin
masha honi ul-'-l** ** -nta e webonan, ma-
nera e portret aki ta reveld.
S. Bula cabuya na corremento no ta matsh
dificl pa e grupo dl exnertonan ski. E much.
muhernan a norre asina liher. manera cu ta cual-
kler cards ordlnarlo.
SOflclalmente musical tabata na cargo dl
Excelsior Brass Band, pere e "Grupo Harmon;o-
so" baa d direcclon dl Calvin lllldqe tambe a
tor- algun pleanan popular Sur-Amerlcano pa
public, door dl loud-speaker.
7. EsakI ta un part dl e menton dl hendr.
nan cu tahrta present (calculi 2.000 persona).
Casi tur tabata ey di promn te di delasstr pusta-
S. E premlonan tabata varla dl Fl.. S.9
(Prome premlo dl c pustanento dl cared dl un
distancia largo) te Ffr. S., cu un promedlo dl
9. W.R.C. Miller. Jefe dl Departamento Me-
canical ta papla na public proms cu presenta-
cion di premlonan. Bands l dlie. SIpat Chard.
anunclador y na banda robez den e tent di pre.
mlo, F. J. Getts, Jefe di Departamento dl Per-
sonnel. Don Blair. coordinador y Paul Jensen dl
Instrument cu a tuma fllmnan oflelal.
Den hukL band. drochl: Ata Jackson atrobe, ora
cu c tagana careda dl 100 yard; mantra
costumber ta diez yard dilanti dl esun eu Ct
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*ES PEkBE*0 2~f AR 15 NW
1- "Man Mountain" McLean puts every ounce (he has 3,392 of them)
behind the shot, with a threw that won him second place.
2- Most runners start with the notion of getting there first, but few
concentrate on the Idea as strongly as Reynold Jackson, who has a
way of arriving first at the finish tape In most of the races he starts.
(As a waiter at the Dining Hall his legs come in for very regular ex-
ercise). Here he breaks the tape in the 220
3. When it comes to speed, the girls of all ages from six up were not
to be outdone. This shows a close finish In the 50-yard dash.
4- At this late date, the judges will overlook the fact that thumbs are
holding most of the eggs firmly In their spoons at this stage of the
5- Running and skipping rope at the same time holds no difficulties
for this group of experts. The little girls covered the ground about as
fast as If the race had been an ordinary sprint.
4- The official music of the afternoon was furnished by the Excelsior
Brass Band, but the Harmonloso group, led by Calvin Iilidge, gave th.
crowd some popular South American rhythms over the loud speaker.
7. This shows a small section of the crowd, which was estimated at
over 2,000. Most were present from the first race to the last.
C- The prizes ranged in value from Fis. 89 (first
prize in the Cross Country) to FIs. 5. with an
average of about FIs. 16.
9- Mechanical Supt. W. R. C. Miller adlresss
the crowd before presenting the prizes. BelVde
him is Bipat Chand. announcer, and at left in
the prize booth are J. G. Getts, personnel man-
ager. Don Blair. who coordinated the meet with
the committee. and Paul Jensen of Instrument,
who took official mov:c.
At upper right corner: It's that Jackson n;n
again, this time winning the 100-yard with the
usual ten yards between him and the nearest
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ARUIA ESSO NEWS SEPTFMRFC fl sea
Brightly colored costumes gyrated
gaily as the Queen's Birthday was cele-
brated at the Lago Heights Club on
The fancy dress dance, with Henry
Nassy as Master of Ceremonies, brought
forth a set of costumes and outfits the
like of which would gladden the heart
of any lover of odd and colorful clothes.
Competition was keen for the prizes
which were awarded to the wearers of
the most attractive, most original and
the funniest costumes.
First prize for the most attractive
costume went to Olga Singh, who was
attired as an Indian Princess; second
prize went to Hugo de Vries, who ap-
peared as a Rajah, and honorable men-
tion went to Patricia de Vries who was
present as a harem girl.
Exotic though they may be, these
Egyptian Slaves are just plain Lago
men; they are only celebrating the
Queen's Birthday in their own inimitable
style. These groups, which ordinarily
gange from 80 to 100 in size, had their
origin in Trinidad where as many as 90
groups do various "masques" at carni-
The masques are based on history and
Podiser Juan Everts di Laundry no
por stuur un barco di guerra, pero e sa
traha nan bon si, make nan no por bai
E a traha e vapor "Van Kingsbergen"
pa e disfraz cu tabatin na Oranjestad
dia 1 di September cu celebraci6n di an-
ja di la Reina y e vapor a sali asina bon,
cu el a gana prom6 premio di barconan
y nan a pidi6 pa bai mas adilanti den e
E.vapor ta complete, hasta cu schoor-
steen cu ta human; el a tuma Everts 3
atardi y un dia henter pa trah6 di un
surtido di material bieuw.
For the most original costume, the
first prize was given to Polly Hiemeke,
who portrayed Uncle Sam and second
prize in the "original" group was award-
ed to Adolf Brunings, who brought one
of Dickens' characters to life, and to
Paulina Maduro went a consolation prize
for her contribution as a gypsy dancer.
The funniest costume was worn by
Aggie Woiski, who appeared as Peter
Pan; Adolf Brunings took second in this
group also, with his Dickens outfit, and
Noel Vieira as "Mr. Coming-or-Going"
took the consolation prize. There was
also a special prize awarded to a group
of 33 Arab slaves, led by Robert Murray.
(See below for picture of this group.)
At three a.m., when the party broke
up, the opinion of everybody was, "swell
depict various characters or events from
Biblical times or ancient days in Britain.
Pocketbooks are not spared to produce
the correct costume and many hours
go into the preparation of the lavish
This particular group of Egyptian
slaves, led by Robert Murray, won first
prize of the groups in Oranjestad on
Juan Everts of the Laundry might
not be able to sail on a battleship, but
he makes a pretty good one, even if it
He made the good ship Van Kings-
bergen for the Queen's Birthday carni-
val in Oranjestad September 1, and made
it well enough to take first prize in the
contest for floats, as well as being ask-
ed to drive at the head of the parade.
It is complete down to a smokestack
that spouts smoke, and it took him
three evenings and a full day to make
it out of assorted scrap materials, with
plenty of baling wire.
Dia 25 dl Arosto do.
Steamnan dl Apreadi dl
- 1944 rlba partrt -a
Sand robez a uangs -
wa dl futbal. Clasuan
1 y 2 a gonea y 4 m
0. Aug st 5s, the .tw
teams of 1944 appren-
Utes at left et t t th
Spor Park In a feetball
nsmtch organized by the
Instruetrs. Classes I
and 2 beat classes 3 and
4 by a sore of I to 0.
Lago Heights Frolics at Birthday Fete
Plan Lab Expansion at
Bayway And Baton Rouge
Plans for two major petroleum re-
search centers, construction of which
will be started as quickly as materials
are made available and to be completed
late in 1946 or early in 1947, were an-
nounced recently by Eugene Holman,
president of Standard Oil Company
The program will provide scientists
of Standard Oil Development Company,
central technical organization, with the
most modern and extensive research
facilities in the oil industry anywhere
in the world.
The new centers will be at Linden,
N.J., and at Baton Rouge, La., at both
of which places are situated large labo-
ratories already. The expansion program
ultimately may involve the expenditure
of $8,000,000. At the outset eight build-
ings will be erected at Linden, and one
at Baton Rouge. Construction work alone
is expected to provide 1,800,000 man
hours of employment. Broken down into
days this will mean 225,000 eight hour
work days. Mr. Holman said that work
would start at the earliest possible mo-
ment in order to contribute to jobs dur-
i.Ig the reconversion period for men re-
leased from the services and from war
To help staff the new facilities, a:
r:crease of at least 20 per cent in the
present research and technical group of
2,100 will be necessary.
Adding to Mr. Holman's announce-
ment, R. P. Russell, president of Stan-
dard Oil Development Company, said
the new laboratories would be used not
only for developing improved products
from oil and processes for producing
them but in addition extensive work on
extending sources of supply on oil pro-
ducts would be carried out.
Mr. Russell also said that the com-
pany will expand its investigations in
various aspects of the science of phy-
sics. Having had a part in the earlier
work on the atomic bomb, it plans to
keep abreast of developments involving
the use of atomic energy.
"We believe that these great research
facilities can be an important factor in
keeping the American oil industry the
leader in fuels, lubricants and produc-
tion of chemicals from oil and gas," Mr.
Russell stated. "All practical discove-
ries flowing from this work will be made
available to the entire industry in ac-
cord with the policy we have followed
for many years."
In addition to the most up-to-date
scientific equipment, the main building
will house probably the most extensive
ipetrolpum library in the world.
Pa Vo-a for di Districlo
Cu bo ta biba, bo Mester
Registry cu Anticipacion
Un anuncio reciente di Gobierno ta di
interns pa empleadonan cu lo kis vota
den pr6ximo election pa miembronan di
Staten di Curaqao. Loke ta sigui ta un
1. Votadornan cu nan number ta parce
riba lista official di Votadornan pa e
District Electoral di Aruba y cu ki6 vo-
ta den Districto Electoral di Curagao
mester someti nan na un declaracion pa
esei, personalmente na esun cu ta firms
aki bao, no mas tardA cu 30 dia prome
cu 5 di November di 1945, cu lo ta dia
di Election pa Miembronan di Staten di
2. Votadornan cu por duna motibonan
acceptable pa nan ausencia di e Districto
Electoral di Aruba riba 5 di November.
unda nan master vota segun e list ofi-
cial di Votadorana y cu no ta capaz di
ta present den nan district den e hora-
nan di 8'or di mainta pa 6'or di atardi,
riba dia di Eleccion, lo hanja, (si nan
pidi), oportunidad pa vota na cualkier
otro Districto Electoral cu nan kie. E
pidimento mester word haci personal-
mente na oficina di esun cu ta firm aki
Dr. L. C. Kwartsz.
Former Resistance Paper Reports
Current Conditions in Holland
The first stirring of peace in Europe
are typified in a Dutch newspaper re-
cently loaned by E.L. van Ketel, Curagao
printer who handles the production of
the Esso News. The 81/2 x 11 inch single
sheet, dated June 7, 1945, is published
by a brother of Mr. Ketel at Schagen.
Holland. It was underground during the
German occupation, and now continues
as a regular newspaper. In this, one of
the first issues after the liberation, the
contents of the paper seem to indicate
that the people of the Netherlands were
already at work rebuilding their war
The editorial states that Goebbels, up
until the last minute possible, kept up
his din that the invasion of June 6, 1944
had failed and the Allies were being
driven back into the sea.
With Japan still in the fight, Holland
had begun to raise troops again, and an
article told of how they were to be dis-
posed throughout the world.
The advertisements intimated that
things were finally on the upswing;
there were ads for various kinds of help,
with cooks and farmers needed the
most; an athletic meet was announced.
a grocery store advertised cookies and
cakes, and some cigarettes were being
sold (with matches!).
Notes were printed concerning the re-
opening of colleges and universities after
long periods of inactivity, and a story
told how the polders, land previously re-
claimed from the sea then flooded by
the Nazis during the occupation, were
being pumped dry of the damaging sea
But to temper the more hopeful items
were the somber memorials to Dutch-
men who had died for their country or
had been victims of the German op-
pression. These bits appeared in the
customary black bordered box, and were
stark reminders that the nation's free-
dom had been regained such a short
Adds 178 to Payroll
As demobilization of local service men
progresses, the Company is continuing
to offer employment to all of them as
quickly as they can be released. At this
point over 170 have started work and
approximately 200 more are due to b?
released on October 1. These men will
be sent in for interview at the rate of
20 to 30 per day beginning September 17,
and the interview will continue until all
the men have been seen. They will be
employed during the first week in Octo-
In mid-October 80 more men are to b
released and interviewed, and will start
work on or about the first of November.
This will complete the releases for the
Later, as the units which they head
are broken up, approximately 30 non-
commissioned officers (Sub-Lieutenants
and Sergeant-majors) will be released.
a few at a time, and most of these men
expect to accept employment with Lago.
Several of them have had valuable ex-
perience and the Company will be glad
to employ them.
Among the Schutters a number have
received army training which enables
them to fill jobs of a higher level than
those they had before entering the army.
Of the 178 men who have been em-
ployed as former service men, 70 are re-
turned employees and 108 are new. Of
the 70 who have returned, 32 were on
military leave of absence.
John Windus of the Storehouse, on
August 26, at the age of 29. He had
been an employee for six months. He
was a Thrift Plan participant. He is
survived by his wife.
James Byam of the Lago Police on
August 28, at the age of 34. His service
dates from April 6, 1943. He was a parti-
cipant in the Thrift Plan. He is survived
by his mother.
They brought Trinidad to Aruba ....
OQed esgh to lead the parade ....
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SEPTEMBER 2 194