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VOL. 7. No. 4
PJBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
MARCH 15, 1946
Name Apprentice Sport Field
To Honor Training School Head
"Hassell Field", a recreation area
located near the Training Building, was
officially named at the apprentice gra-
duation exercises February 22, with an
that came as a
surprise to E. A.
L. Hassell, prin-
cipal of the Ap_
S School. As an un-
of the program,
this was revealed
S f by General Man-
i ger L. G. Smith,
.L who said Mr.
was chosen in
honor of his long association with the
development of apprentice training.
The field, which will soon be complet-
ed, is to be used for football, basketball,
and other sports during the apprentices'
recreation periods. With the gradual
expansion of apprentice training facilit-
ies, a larger recreation ground than the
back court of the Training Building be-
came necessary, and the new site was
developed between the rear of the Train-
ing Building and the Hydro-Alky office.
Sportveld di Aprendiznan Lo
Carga Nomber di ,,Hassell Field '
"Hassell Field", un veld di recreaci6n
bands di Edificio di Training, a keda
nombr, oficialmente come tal na e gra-
duaci6n di aprendiznan dia 22 di Febru_
ari; e anuncio aki tabata un sorpresa pa
E.A.L. Hassell, cu ta Cabez di School
di Entrenamiento pa Aprendiznan. Ge-
rente General L. G. Smith, a reveal e
number y el a bisa cu Sr. Hassell su
number a worde escogi na honor di su
asociaci6n di hopi anja cu desarollo di
entrenamiento di Aprendiznan.
E veld lo ta cla pronto y nan lo us6
pa futbal, basketball y otro sportnan du-
rante e periodonan di recreaci6n di
aprendiznan. Cu expansion di facilidad-
nan di entrenamiento pa aprendiznan, un
veld di recreaci6n mas grand cu e es-
pacio p'atras di Edificio di Training a
bira necesario y nan lo traha e veld mei-
mei di Edificio di Training y oficina
Employees are reminded that war-
time price controls are still in effect
in Aruba, as they are in many other
parts of the world. Designed to keep
prices from soaring out of reach,
these controls are at least as ne-
cessary now as they were during the
war years, and possibly more so.
They are a protection against your
guilder or dollar or shilling losing
its value. They protect your cost of
living increase, which is calculated
on costs at the time it is made, from
being eaten up and more by an auto.
matic upward shift of prices. China,
where a bale of money may be need-
ed today and two bales tomorrow for
a loaf of bread, is a grim example of
prices running wild.
A control system exists here, but
it cannot function widely unless
shoppers report exorbitant prices to
[NCU. Anyone who charges more
than the established price for an ob-
ject is not only breaking the law, he
is lifting money that is not rightful-
ly his out of the pockets of shoppers,
and he can only be stopped if he is
An unusual feature
of the apprentice
training course gra-
duation exercises at
the Lago Club Fe-
bruary 22 was the
presentation of an
less steel ashtray to
Lago Director W. J.
Haley by Leonardo
Tromp, at right, who
turned it out at the
Machine Shop as his
part of the exhibit of
apprentices' work. It
was engraved with 0
Mr. Haley's name.
and "Lage Apprent-
1946". Mr. Haley,
who had not known
of the presentation ..
In advance, was so
pleased with it that
he said as long as It
was on his desk "he .
would allow only d. .
presidents and dlrec-
tors to use It". .
Algo nobe na e gra- ** .
duacisn dl e apren-
diznan na Lago Club
dia 22 di Februari
taoata e presenta- s
ci6n di Un cenicero
dl staal, na Director
di Lago W. J. Haley,
un verdadero trabao
di expert cu Leo-
nardo Tromp, na
banda drechi. a tra-
ha na Machine Shop,
come su contribucl6n pa e e xhiblcin di trabaonan di aprendlznan. E cenicero tin number di
Sr. Haley y ,,Apprentice Graduation, 1946" grab aden. Sr. Haler no tabata sa nada di e
presentacl6n aki y tabata un sorpresa agradabel pV; el a keda asina content cu u cenlcero
Cu el a bis cu tanten cu e cenicero ta rlba so escritorlo, ,,ta presidentnan y directornan *6
Il e permit di us6e'.
Get Service Awards at Marine Party
A pleased smile wreathes the face of Chief Engineer Sunley Atkinson as he receives his 20-year
button from J. M. B. Howard in the Marine club February 18. With him in the picture is
Captain William Craig, who also received his 20-year service award.
Long service buttons were presented
for the first time to Lake Fleet person-
nel February 18, during a farewell par-
ty for J. M. B. Howard in the Marine
club. First of those to receive 20-year
buttons were Chief Engineer S. Atkin-
son and Captain W. Craig. Captain W.
McPhee, not present at the time, was
also due to receive a 20-year button. A
number of ten-year buttons were pre-
sented to officers of the Fleet who were
Senior Officer of the Fleet, Chief
Atkinson's service dates from April,
1925, when he was appointed Chief En-
gineer of the "Inverrosa" for her maiden
trip to Aruba. "Atky" still has a yellow-
ing copy of the letter written to him by
Andrew Weir & Co., in March, 1925,
J. Mc. Nab
J. B. Fernando
S. A. Jones
H. K. Jackson
T. E. Welch
T. C. Gee
J. P. Turner
S. G. Mills
T. Me. Gregor
D. S. Cook
D. Me. Whirr
J. Me. Phee
C. S. Butchart
J. G. Maxwell
A. M. Crawford
A. M. Jones
A. Me. Callum
February 14 was a lucky day for Eli-
phelet Arrindell of the Drydock. He
found himself richer by Fls. 1,000, which
represented one-half of a fourth prize
in the Fortuna lottery. Eliphelet's win-
ning number was No. 8467. How close
have you been coming lately?
offering him the Chief's berth on "a
small tank steamer for trading on the
Venezuelan coast", with wages at 28
pounds per month. Since then he has
served as Chief Engineer on many Lago
Captain Craig started his service
with the Fleet in May, 1925, when he
came to Aruba as Chief Officer of the
"Invercaibo" on her maiden run. In
March, 1927, he was made master of
the "Francunion". After serving on a
succession of vessels, he left the "Mara-
cay" in April, 1943, to take up duties
with the shore staff.
Following are all personnel eligible for
ten-year buttons at the time of the first
awarding of service emblems in the
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
March 1-15 Saturday, March 23
March 1-31 Tuesday, April 9
O. Mingus at Harvard
For Business Course
A new step in the Company's program
of developing members of its manage-
ment group along broad, progressive
lines was taken recently when 0. Min-
gus, process su-
to attend a 13-
week course in
ing at the Har-
different sorts of
of companies all
over the Ameri-
ca's, are in class
from 8:30 in the morning until 5:00 in
the afternoon. They live in dormitories
with other men in the course, and both
in class and out can share the benefits
of their varying backgrounds.
Sending Mr. Mingus "back to school"
is a phase in the policy for developing
the Company's leaders from within the
organization, rather than employing
outsiders for executive positions. It is
characteristic of Standard's method of
operating that top management is comn
posed of men who have come up through
the organization broadening their
talents from the specific job in which
they started to general abilities.
Supervisors often find time only to
keep up with the steady requirements
of their jobs, with little opportunity to
extend their vision. The executive train-
ing course at Harvard is designed to
give selected men an opportunity for
Carrel to Medical Conference
Dr. R. C. Carrell left for New York
this week to attend the first general
medical staff meeting to be held in the
jersey Standard organization. Medical
and from all for-
including two in
Europe and pos-
sibly one in the
will attend the
sessions March 3
15 to 22 at the '
Included in the
papers to be
read at the conference will be one by
Dr. Carrel on industrial hospital or-
An important feature of the meetings
will be addresses by outstanding medical
authorities in the New York area, who
will lecture on their specialties.
U.N.O. Cannot Out-Babel Lago
Most employees know that Lago is a
"melting pot", of nationalities, that its
people came from every direction of the
compass. Just how thoroughly a "United
Nations" it is, is revealed by a recent
statistical review of where employees
originated, and a simple listing of their
home islands or countries reads like the
index of an Atlas.
For long-distance records, four em-
ployees claim Singapore as their home,
while one came all the way from China.
Europe is well-represented, with men
here from Holland, Czechoslovakia, Den-
Cont. on page 5
VOL. 7, No. 4
(isso NE w
ARUBA N 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
Friday, April 5. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, March 29.
Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N.W.I.
Quoted from "Beurs & Nieuwsberichten" of Curagao,
issue of February 27, on the apprentice graduation at Lago:
"Anyone got a good impression of the trade school and
it was clear how very important is work done here by the
Lago. Important not only to the Lago itself, but for the
entire Aruban community, for it is not only the Company
that gathers the fruit from this work. Four years ago these
boys, then averaging 14 years in age, began these courses,
and now they can face the future with confidence, armed
with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge in
various trades. The oil company can make good use of
them, but if, unexpectedly, they should leave the Lago,
they will be able to use the knowledge they gathered to
good advantage everywhere".
All education, whether it is elementary or advanced,
has one fundamental aim-- to secure a better place in life
for the person being educated. It may involve a geography
lesson in the fourth grade, or a French lesson in MULO
school, or learning to operate a lathe in a trade school;
any learning fits the learner for a fuller and more satis-
The training given to apprentices, supplementing and
building on top of the education they first receive in the
community's schools, accomplishes this purpose. During
their years from 14 to 18, while they develop from boys to
young men, they gain knowledge that will always earn a
living for them. And those that have the capabilities to ad-
vance can go on from there into supervisory positions that
lead to still better living.
The benefit is mutual: the boys have the opportunity
to better themselves, and the Company needs skilled work-
men and supervisors.
The early years of education are one of the most im-
portant factors in potential advancement. As a tall building
needs a strong foundation, so it is with a boy's progress.
The more and broader was his education before he starts
apprentice training, the more readily this training can
build him into a bigger man who can lead others.
Toeante e graduaci6n di aprendiznan di Lago nos ta
less den ,,Beurs en Nieuwsberichten" di Curagao di dia 27
,,Tur hende a keda cu un bon impresi6n di e school
di ofishi y tur por a mira ki important e trabao cu Lago
ta haci ta. Important no unicamente pa Lago mes, pero
pa henter pueblo di Aruba, pasobra no ta Compania so ta
recoge fruta di e trabao ski. Cuater anja pas& e muchanan
aki, di mas o menos 14 anja, a cuminzA e curso y awe nan
por haci frente na future cu confianza, armi cu nan cono-
cemento teor4tico y pritico di diferente ofishinan. Com-
pania por haci bon uso di nan, pero si socede cu nan kita
foi Compania, nan ta capaz di usa nan conocemento pro.
bechosamente unda cu nan yega".
Educaci6n, sea elemental of mas avanzi, tin un doel
fundamental di siguri un mihor lugar den bida pa esun
cu ta ricibi e educaci6n. Por ta un les di geografia den di
euater klas, of un les di frances na school di MULO, of
sinja traha cu un machine di corta palo na school di oficio,
tur sinjanza ta yuda e alumno pa un existencia mas im-
portante y mas satisfactorio.
E entrenamiento cu aprendiznan ta haya ta suplementa
y ta signi traha riba loque nan a sinja prom& na schoolnan,
y e entrenamiento tambe ta realizA e doel ey. Durante nan
14 te 18 anja, mientras eu di much nan ta bira homber,
nan ta obten6 conocemento cu semper nan por gana nan
bida cun6 despues y esnan cu tin capacidad pa avanza por
yega na ocupi puestonan di supervision cu ta nifici un
mihor bida pa nan.
E beneficio ta di tur dos banda; e mucha-hombernan
ta haya oportunidad pa bai adilanti y Compania tin master
di trahadornan cualifici.
Fernando da Silva
Huge de Vrles
,rs. Ivy *utts
Jaclto de Kert
Mrs M. A. Mongre
Jose La Cruz
nlcardo Van Blarcum
.............. os tal
Receiving A Shipping
Acid A Edeleanu
......... ...... F .
C.T.R. & Field Shops
........ Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 A 2
Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls (8)
Gas & Poly Plant.
................ M. C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
................ Plant Commissary
............. ... Colony Service Office
................. Colony Shops
(Stars after a name indicate that that reporter has turned In a Up
for this issue).
From National Safety New.
The National Safety Countl
Nos ta record empleadonan cu control di prijs di
tempo di guerra ta existi ainda na Aruba, mescos cu na
hopi otro partinan di mundo. E control ta designA pa eviti
prijsnan di subi di mas y e ta mes necesario awor cu du-
rante tempo di guerra y podiser mas ainda.
E control ta un protecci6n pa sea florin, dollar of
shilling, na nan no perde nan valor. Bo aumento di costo
di bida ta worde calculi segun prijsnan cu tin ora cu e
aumento ta bira efectivo; e control ta protege bo aumento
pa un subimento abnormal di prijsnan no caba cun6. Na
China mester di un mont6n di placa pa cumpra un pan
awe, y podiser mayan e costa dobbel, un tristu ehempel di
subimento exageri di prijsnan.
Aki tin un sistema pa control, pero e no por funcioni
bon si cumpradornan no reportA prijsnan na Incu. Ken cu
cobra mas cu e prijs fiho pa cualkier mercancia no solo
ta bai contra Ley, ma tambe e ta kits placa cu no ta perte-
nec6 na dje legalmente foi cumpradornan y e unico moda
pa pone un stop na esaki ta di report tal comerciante.
Background Training Given
New Foreign Staff Employees
An orientation course for new Foreign
Staff employees was inaugurated March
4 under the auspices of the Training
Division. The studies are designed to
give the new men a background of in-
formation about the Company and a
broad interpretation of their responsibi-
lities as supervisors.
The first group started with an en-
rollment of 20 men and will be followed
March 18 by a second class. The course
covers 40 hours of instruction, with the
first four hours devoted to general in-
formation on the organization of the
Standard Oil Co., (N.J.), and the history
of Aruba and of the refinery. Another
six hours will be given to a study of
Company policies. The remainder of the
course will consist of JIT, JRT, and JMT
Six "C.Y.." Winners in February
"C.Y.I." Awards for February totalled
Fls. 100, with Henry Goodwin of T.S.D.
topping the list with a Fls. 25 prize.
The complete list of awards:
W. Sluizer, Fls. 15.00, construct a
permanent structure with sliding blocks
for lifting and removing tops of pumps
at the Gas Oil Transfer Pumphouse.
Installing a permanent monorail for lifting
and removing tops of pumps at the Gas Oit
Transfer Pumphouse will make the necessary
pump repairs much easier and will eliminate a
J. H. Koster, Fls. 10.00, equip Store-
house material-order-clerk with head-
The use of a headphone by the material-order-
clerk of the Storehouse will be of convenience
to him since he almost constantly has to use
G. Soffar, Fls. 15.00, inject sulfur oil
into the Aviation Sweetening plant by
feed line pressure.
Injecting sulfur oil into the Aviation Sweet-
ening Plant by feed line pressure does away with
the need for two small gear pumps and attendant
H. P. Gittens, Fls. 15.00, install a
block at end of rail track at ice loading
As a result of this idea. standard railroad car
stops were installed at the ice loading platform.
eliminating a safety hazard.
H. S. Goodwin, Fls. 25.00, sanitary
drinking facilities for field crews.
This suggestion called attention to the fact
that ditty cans were being used by field cream s
to drink from because of inadequate facilities
and proposed the use of paper cups. Their.
could not very well be used because they vsould
create "house-keeping" problems. It was there-
fore decided to use portable drinking fountains
A. Holter, Fls. 20.00, improvements
for toilet of section B, room 5, Lago
A few changes made to the toilet of room 5.
section B at the hospital will provide more
privacy to patients who use it.
I NEW ARRIVALS
A daughter, Silvinia Eularia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Nicomedus Geerman, February 12.
A son. Raymond Reginald. to Mr. and Mrs.
Elias Naar. February 12.
A daughter, Cathelina Inocencia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Tromp. February 13.
A son. Cecil Edward, to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil
Brown. February 15.
A daughter. Maria Natalia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Juan de Dios Tromp,. February 15.
A son. Spencer Postal, to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy
McGrew. February 15.
A daughter. Carolina virginia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Juan Luidens, February 17.
A daughter, Joan Margaret. to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Hagerty. February 18.
A daughter. Hillria. to Mr. and Mr. Esteban
de Cuba. February 18.
A son. Eladio Claudia. to Mr. and Mis. Her-
man Croes. February 18.
A son. Dirk Willem This. to Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold Berger. February 19.
A son. Robert George. to Mr. and Mrs. George
Begin. February 21.
A son. Ronald Humphry, to Mr. and Mrs. Max
Pinas. February 21.
A daughter. Seferina Rita, to Mr. and Mrs.
Diego Boekhoudt. February 23.
A son. Urban Dunstan Nigel. to Mr. and Mrs.
Cogland Mathew. February 25.
A daughter. Cynthia Ursula. to Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Jerome. March 2.
A son, Rosimbo Ellgio. to Mr. and Mrs. Ro-
simbo Croes. March 3.
A son. Winston Jan Anthony. to Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Volney. March 3.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Emile Conner.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Cipriano Croes. March
Admiral Chester Nimitz, who once
said Pacific war supplies were beans,
bullets and oil, later reversed the
Order of importance to oil, bullets
t's a far cry from Lago School to a station in
Tienstin. China, where he is now serving with
the U. S. Marine Corps, but Bill Flaherty doesn't
mind. Bill, son of George Flaherty of R. & S.,
graduated from Lago High School in May. 1945.
then worked In No. 2 Lab. during the summer;
later he went to the States and enlisted in the
Marines. The picture shows Bill as a "boot"
back in December, at Parris Island, South Ca-
rollna. (He is at far right in the second row
from the back.)
Iguanas don't seem to care where they spend
the night, at least this one didn't. He was found
one morning (March 4 to be exact) perched atop
an Instrument department adding machine, it's
hard to wake up in the morning anyway, but
when you walk into your office and something
like this meets our eye, you're likely to think
the animal kingdom Is going too far.
Par.e Cu juwananan no to "mind" unds nan t6
pasa aeol, alemenos ssun aki sigur cu no. Dia
4 di Maart nan a hay kben sinta rib un calcula-
der ma Instrument Department. Sebra die malnta
ta durm pa hendo lamnta ante era be drenta
oflola he topa eu alge asial DIa Luna malnta,
sigur ta paoa di mas.
MARCH 15 1946
IARUBA ESSO NEWS
MARCH 15, 1945 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
As Calypso Star
IlAROUND THE PLANT ^J
Luciano Waver, the
ESSO NEWS report-
er for the Labor De-
partment, has re-
eently returned frem
Luciano is reporter
for the largest single
group of employees
In the Plant.
Luclano Wever, ES-
SO NEWS reporter
dl Departamento dl
Labor a belbe re-
clentemente dl un va-
cantle dl 10 siman.
Luciano ta reporter
pa e grupeo aas
gran dl a mpleado-
nan den Planta.
Off on his vacation on February 25
after eight years here, Henri Held of the
Dispensary is traveling to Surinam by
way of Trinidad.
Manohar Lall, M. & C. planner clerk,
left on February 26 for 68 days vac-
ation. He is staying with his brother in
Trinidad for the carnival then traveling
to B. G. to visit his home. After that
he will come back to Aruba.
The mysteries of radio have been re-
vealed to George O'Brien of the Acid
Plant. He has recently completed a
course given by the National Radio Ins-
titute and is now a trained radio man.
The course lasted 31 months and co-
vered the principles of radio and elec-
tricity, the principals of television, radio
servicing and other allied subjects.
Francis Hassell of the Storehouse
married Theresa Arrindell on February
Richard Frazer took time off from
his duties at the Lago Marine Club on
February 28, when he married Josefine
Piedersz in Santa Teresita Church in
San Nicolas. In May Richard will have
16 years service with the Company, all
at the Marine Club.
The couple was presented with a jewel
box of carved ivory by Richard's fellow
employees at the club.
Allison Dennie of the Stewards De-
partment and Mable Lynch started their
life of wedded bliss in the Catholic
Church in San Nicolas on February 20.
The couple was presented with a set of
silver service for eight by the office
staff of the Stewards Department.
Juan Schotborg, a pipefitter at the
Drydock, married Ana de Cuba at St.
Franciscus Church in Oranjestad on Fe-
bruary 27. The wedding was followed
by a reception at No. 87 Havenstraat.
Mechanic Arthur Leent and Delia Rin-
cones were married on February 28, at
St. Franciscus Church in Oranjestad.
A reception was held at 772 Koning-
Friends look on as Jessie Pandt of the Esso Dining Hall receives a wedding gift from J. F. X.
Auer, presented by the employees of the Dining Hall. Jessie was married to Horaclo Gonzalez
of the Accounting Department on February 1s.
Calypso fans in
Aruba were treated
to some of the finest
calypso music avail-
able, when Sir Lan-
celot visited here in
February. Sir Lan- i
celot, to those who
don't already know
it, is one of the fore.
most calypso art-
Lancelot Pinard, which is his real
name, stayed at Lago Heights with H.
McGibbon of the Foundry. He gave
concerts in Oranjestad and in San Ni-
colas at the Cinelandia theater. Lance
lot's movie career has been extensive
and he became famous soon after his
first picture appearance. His picture
work has taken most of his time in the
past few years, during which time he
appeared in "Happy-Go-Lucky", "I
walked with a Zombie", "Ghost Ship",
and "Zombies on Broadway".
Before arriving here, his last stop was
in Jamaica where he gave a series of
concerts. It is said too, that at one time
in Panama he caused the Police and Fire
Brigades to go on strike, because they
could not handle the crowds he drew.
Sir Lancelot is now on his way to
his home in Trinidad for a rest.
Earle Collins, who was an operate in
Utilities from '36 to '40 and some time
later became a Lt. Colonel in the Army,
was getting Army life out of his system
last month with a cross-country jaunt
by car. Starting from his home in Maine
he went to Florida, across to Southern
California, and was to return by the
northern route, a complete circle of the
country. Then he would think of re-
turning to work, said Earle.
Benjamin Coran of the Electrical De-
partment, on Febru.ry 22, at the age of
38. He had been an employee for nine
years, and was a participant in the
Thrift Plan. He is survived by his wife.
George Dickover, former training su-
pervisor here and more recently hand-
ling that work in the Maracaibo area,
has been transferred to Creole's head
office in Caracas. He will be in charge
of all Company training activities in
In a move designed to give greater
emphasis to mechanical development
and engineering research, Standard Oil
Development Company has consolidated
its two engineering departments.
The consolidation brings into one or-
ganization more than 400 scientists and
other employees of the General En-
gineering Department and the Process
Engineering" Department which have
operated independently for nearly 10
The new organization is named the
Esso Engineering Department. Dr. N.
E. Loomis, vice president in charge of
engineering, said the regrouping is ex-
pected to strengthen mechanical en-
gineering and engineering research
work, improve work supervision and in-
E. H. Barlow, former chief engineer
of G. E. D., will be consulting engineer
of the Development Company, and E.W.
Luster, former head of P. E. D., will be
chief engineer of the new Esso En-
Burned in 1940 to keep its facilities
and stocks from the German armies,
the operation of the Port Jerome,
France, refinery of Standard Francaise
des Petroles, a company affiliate, was
resumed February 15.
The refinery was completed in 1933,
had a capacity of 25,000 bjd and pro_
duced a full line of petroleum products.
Restoration of the plant was begun soon
after the termination of hostilities in
Europe, and it is expected to be oper-
ating at one half capacity shortly.
Korfbal Competitie Entre
Siete Teamnan di Aruba
Awor nan a forma un Korfbal Bond
na Aruba, cu lo organize un competitive
entire siete diferente team di Aruba. We-
ganan a cuminza dia 3 di Maart. E com-
petitie lo dura te dia 2 di Juni y lo tin
dos wega cada siman. Despues di hunga
e weganan regular, nan lo hunga wega-
nan final pa dicidi cual ta e mihor team.
Bochove di Accounting ta presidio e
organizaci6n y e clubnan cu ta tuma
parti aden ta Victoria, Sparta,
Falcon, T.O.F., Xerxes, Jong Holland,
Both the shore and sea-going staffs of the Marine Department bade "Goodbye, smooth salllng"
to J. M. B. Howard. until recently head of the department here. Above, on the left, he is bealng
presented with a watch by Capt. W. L. Thomas of the shore staff, and on the right J. E.
Shepherd, 2nd Officer of the "San Carlos", is presenting him with a sumptuous silver servile
for the Fleet personnel.
Visitors from domestic and foreign subsidiaries met with Lago technical men in a series of
conferences held here February 18 and 1t. The group above includes, back row, H. Winter,
T. Hagerty, F. E. Griffin, H. J. Ashlock, W. J. Connelly, O. Mingus, C. Greene, J. T. Houghton,
G. Colpitts, J. D. Lykins. and J. J. Horigan; front row, J. R. Schonberg, R. L. Dunsmore, E. H.
Kares, L. O. Smith, W. J. Haley, H. Page, E. Longworthy, C. L. Drew, and M. M. Ball. Below
they are shown during an inspection tour of the refinery.
Alberto Yarzagaray of the Foundry is receiving a wedding gift from his fellow employees. He
was married to Marclans Croes on February 14 at Santa Cruz and will live with his bride In
Sabaneta. The presentation of a beautiful religious statue is being made by Joseph Edwards.
Alberto Yarzagaray di Foundry ta rilblendo un regalo di casamento di su co-empleadonan.
LI a casa cu Marciana Croes na Santa Cruz dia 14 dl Februarl y e pareha to biba na Sabaneta.
Joseph Edwards ta presentU regale cu tabata un bunlta imagen relllose.
. .. . . . l
MARCH 15. 1945
GREAT OF, I DON'T iOVW-
SCFMERAY TA*e- AWA/ 7N' SE, A
FPNZ T7HEFARMS' ANO T7N~
Nvmr AY *U XGor
Portret dl un horm-
bar na caminda pa su
trabao, Un dl e mo-
danan dl mas traba-
hose pa gana bida ta
dl zwaal den aire ri-
ba un schoorsteen dl
300 pia halt, pero
pa enann cu ta vete-
rano den esaki caba,
no ta ningun trabao
ora cu nan master a
drecha e schoorsteen
dl concreet di Power-
house No. 2. E hom-
bernan aki ta camna
rond riba e tabla di
dos pla di hancho cu
tin rond di e schoor-
steen come si fuera
ta riba acera nan ta
keiru. E portret aki
ta sak6 ora nan ta-
bata verf prome man
y era nan a yega top
nan ta dune su di
dos man di verf cu-
mlnzando di ariba pa
abao. Riba e portret
nos per mira un di
e hombernan ta subi
bal su trabao.
At left, lonely old Cape Hatteras lighthouse, on
the stormy North Carolina cape known to
mariners as the "graveyard of the Atlantic",
gets a modern new neighboring tower as 5. 0.
Co. of N. J. drillers go down in a full-scale
search for oil on the East Coast. The well, now
at 3,000 feet, will go to 8,S00 feet to give
geologic information as a guide for further ex-
ploration of the Coastal Plain. Location of the
well followed more than two years of study of
the region by Company geologists. At left below,
a view looking upward through the drilling rig.
Hundreds of employees here bought thousands of war bonds, all by
mail or payroll deduction because U.S. regulation prevented their
sale outside the country. Too bad, too because remote control
purchasing had no place for young ladies like this explaining the
As long as there is sand to play in, and children to play in it. there will be scenes like this.
This is probably California, Florida, or the Jersey shore, but it looks familiar, doesn't It?
With men of the field boilermakers looking on, Ed Merwin presents a handsome wristwatch from
the group to Isidore (Gus) Cosio, boilermaker foreman who is soon to retire. The inset shows
Mechanical Supt. W.R.C. Miller presenting a pocket watch and scroll to Mr. Coslo from M. & C.
supervisors assembled at a picnic February 23. The fun-poking scroll, for which Leo Kulperl of
T.S.D. was the artist, shows Gus with his feet up on a desk, and the caption "Why retire
Empleadonan di Field Boilermakers a rondona ora cu Ed Merwin a present, den nan number,
un bunlta holoshl di man na Isidore (Gus) Coslo, foreman di es departamento cu lo tuma su
retire pronto. Riba e portret chikito nos to mira Superintendente di Mechanical ta presontA un
holoshl di saco y un rollo na Sr. Cosio, den number dl supervlsornan dl M. & C., nu a reuni na un
picnic dia 23 di Februari. E rollo tabata un preachl, pinta pa Leo Kulperl dl T.S.D., y e tabata
mustra Gus slnta cu su pal rlba lessenaar y nan a skirbl acerca: ,,Pakco lo be retlra di esaki?"
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MARCH 15 1945
Portrait of a man on
his way to works
Swaying in the
breeze high on 300
foot chimney is one
of the harder ways to
make a living, but to
the veteran steeple-
jacks repairing the
chimney at Power*
house No. 2 it's
nothing at all. These
men move about on
their two foot scaff*
old as though they
were strolling along
a boulevard. Taken
during the first step
of the process when
the chimney was be.
ing cleaned and the
prime coat was be-
ing applied, the
picture shows one of
the men on his way
up to work. The se-
cond step began
when they reached
the top and started
working down the
stack putting on the
final coat of weather-
Ocean Tanker Additions
Expand Lake Fleet To
Increase Crude Haulage
Fresh from the Allied oil runs of th
war years, four ocean tankers that wer
built over twenty-five years ago ar
joining the Lake Fleet to assist in bring
ing crude over from Venezuela to th
refinery. The four veteran ships, thi
ELISHA WALKER, the DEAN EME
RY, the BEACONHILL, and the BEA
CONOIL, will add substantially to thi
amount of oil that can be taken front
the Venezuelan producing fields at
time when worldwide petroleum needE
are second only to food needs.
The ships are joining the fleet on a
temporary basis, at least until the ar-
rival home from the war of the three
Lake tankers, MISOA, BACHAQUERO,
and TASAJERA, and possibly longer.
Of the four additions, the DEAN
EMERY was the first to finish a trip,
bringing in her cargo March 7. The
ELISHA WALKER followed a few days
later, and the two "Beacon ships are
scheduled to enter the service soon. The
ocean tankers will be able to handle an
average of 36,000 barrels per trip, which
approximates the haulage of a large
All four are war veterans, with the
BEACONHILL having one of the most
unusual experiences, absent nearly a
year on a trip to Russia. The famed
convoys to Russia, in which as many as
half the ships were sometimes lost, sail-
ed only in the winter months the long
daylight of the northern summers made
the convoys too susceptible to attack.
The BEACONHILL left New York
for England in the spring of 1943 and
there, after special preparations, joined
a convoy bound for Murmansk. The pre-
parations included furlined clothes for
the crew, heater coils in the water
tanks, and a bow filled with concrete
for any necessary ice-smashing. By the
time they had discharged cargo in the
far north port, the days were too long
to risk the trip aronud Norway, and
they spent many months there, with the
monotony seldom broken except for oc-
casional trips to different ports in an
effort to secure supplies.
The crew returned late in 1943 with
stories of the extreme hardships they
had seen. Food was so precious that if
even an orange peel was thrown from
the ship, a Russian might dive into the
icy water to retrieve it, at the risk of
being shot if he were seen by Russian
BABEL (Continued From Page 1)
mark, France, Hungary, Poland, Swit_
zerland, Jugoslavia, Sweden, Spain, and
Eire. From the British Commonwealth
came men from England, Canada, Scot-
land, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the
Union of South Africa. (To make it
vell-nigh complete we still need men
from New Zealand and an Australian
South America produced Argentinians,
Venezuelans, Colombians, and Peruvi-
ans, while Central America sent Pana-
manians and Costa Ricans. In the United
States, nearly every State in the Union
Swinging south again, the list include.
es Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St.
Eustatius, St. Martin, and Suriname,
not to mention St. Thomas, the Virgin
Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Guadeloupe, St. Barros, St. Martin
(French), and St. Bartholomeu add to
the list, and don't forget the Dominican
Republic and Madeira. Britains from the
Caribbean area include representatives
from (take a deep breath) Anegada, An-
guilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Gui-
ana, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Mont-
serrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent, Tobago, Tortola, and Trinidad.
Mariners tell of a small rocky island
just south of the Madagascar coast that
has sent no men to Aruba it is un.
The real proof of courtesy
straint is to have an ailment
the other person is describing
Acid & Edeleanu
R. & S.
Luslanu Quant of the Marine Depart.
ment rounded out 20 years of active
service last month. He started with
Lago Shipping as a wharfinger in
192S, and all his service has been on
E piscd cu James Johnson di Cold Storage Plant ta tene rba e portret aki ta pisa 323 liber.
Piscadornan Arublano a tree aden reclentemente y probablemente e ta pisa mas cu tur otro
Cu nan a yega dl plsca.
That's 323 pounds of grouper that James Johnson of the Gold Storage Plant is holding upright.
Brought In recently by Aruban fisherman, It probably contains more steaks than any fish ever
Persian Refiner Here
For Study of Methods
Lago's ways of doing things were the
subject of study this month by K. B.
Ross, assistant manager of the Abadan
refinery in Iran (Persia). Abadan, La.
go's consistent rival for title of "world's
largest" in crude runs, is owned by the
Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, of which 51
per cent is owned by the British govern-
Mr. Ross, who originally hailed from
South Africa, spent over two weeks here
investigating operating procedures and
industrial relations matters. While gain-
ing an insight into local conditions, he
also offered information on his own
operations in an impromptu talk before
the F.S.E.C. meeting March 8.
Abadan is located in what Mr. Ross
characterized as a "mud-baked desert"
40 miles south of where the Tigris and
Euprates Rivers meet (historically re-
garded as the site of the Garden of
Eden). Their climate, he says, is terrible.
Temperatures of 125' are routine in
summer; control rooms in the refinery
had to be air-conditioned, and most
houses have at least one air-conditioned
Their crude comes from fields from
70 to 100 miles away, and is mixed,
rather than being run separately, as
Lago's various crudes are. Their oper-
ations employ 1,500 Britishers and
35,000 "descendaijs of the Medes and
An interesting sidelight of his talk
was the confession/ that his own Com-
pany's geologists had thoroughly in-
vestigated Bahrein Island in the Gulf
of Persia, and that their chief geologist
had personally volunteered to drink all
the petroleum that miight ever be found
there. Not long after that an American
company discovered 14rge reserves on
Bahrein, and now operates a refinery
there to process it.
Enrique Boye of the Plant Commissa-
ry, who went to Venezuela on vacation
in January, returned three weeks ago a
married man. The nuptials took place in
Caracas February 2.
The fourth-year apprentices turned out many
fine examples of work for the exhibit February
22 (see page 6) but Leoncio Sharpe of the Dry
dock, shown with his exercise in complicated
pipqfittlng, proved that the first-year boys may
be handy with tools too. Name it and you can
have it, he might have said when his friends
asked him what it was. Working half days on it
(the other half spent in class) it took three
weeks to build.
E aprendiznan dl ania 1942 a produci hopi
ehempelnan nechi di nan trabao pa e exlhibicion
di 22 di Februarl (mira pagina 6), pero Leoncio
Sharpe di Drydock, retratA cu su ehercicio dl
"plpefltting", a proba cu e mucha-hombernan
cu ta den prom4 anja di entrenamiento tambe it
splerto cu nan Instrumentonan. Leoneio a traha
'riba durante tres siman, pero mitar dia, paso-
bra e otro mitar dinan e master a bal klas.
Night prowlers who like hunting would be right
in their element If they hunted labbas. These
three pig-like animal. held by Roy de Abreu of
L.O.F., averaged about 22 pounds and were shot
by him some time ago along the east coast of
Demerara, B. 0. They are sometimes dangerous
to hunt, often sharing their holes with snakes,
and hunters risk bites going after them. They
are of the rodent family, come out mainly at
night, and subsist on fruits and vegetables.
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
Cambridge c c. (Lago) vs.Eagle
March 31 11 a.m.
at Eagle rounds
This is a farewell match in honor
of the captain of the Eagle club.
John Foskett, who is soon to re-
turn to England.
Tournament Play in Progress
In Newly Formed Korfbal League
Aruba now boasts a new Korfbal
Bond. The Bond, which is running a
round.robin tournament between the
seven member teams, started play March
3. The competition will continue until
June 2, with two games being played
After the regular schedule has been
completed, an elimination round will be
held to decide the best team. Bochove
of Accounting presides over the organiz-
ation and the seven member clubs are
Victoria, Sparta, Falcon, T.O.F., Xerxes,
Jong Holland, and the Trappers.
Below is a schedule of the games:
Victoria vs. Sparta Victoria
Falcon vs. Jong-Holland Jong-Holland
T.O.F. vs Trappers Jong-Holland
Xerxes vs. Sparta Xerxes
T.O.F. vs. Falcon Victoria
Jong-Holland vs. Trappers JongHol.
Victoria vs. T.O.F. Victoria
Trappers vs. Sparta Jong-Holland
Jong-Holland vs. Xerxes Jong-Hol.
Victoria vs. Jong-Holland Jong-Hol.
Trapiers vs. Xeixes Xerxes
Falcon vs. Xerxes Victoria
Falcon vs. Victoria Victoria
Jon-Holland vs Sparta Jong-Holland
T.O.F. vs Xerxes Xerxes
Victoria vs. Trappers Jong-Holland
Sparta vs. T.O.F. Xerxes
Sparta vs. Falcon Xerxes
10- Year Buttons
Sport Park Sees First Century
Scored by Granada Cricketer
After two hours and two minutes of
steady batting March 3, Conrad Nicho-
las of the Carpenters turned out to be
the first man ever to score a century
at the Sport
Park. -" '
It was during
a match between
the Grenada C.
C. and the St.
Vincent C. C.
from St. Vincent
but plays for
Grenada, came .. ..-..:
up to bat. When
he had finished
putting them all over the field, there
were 118 more runs on the score sheet
than when he started.
Interesting is the fact that single-
handed he scored more runs than the
entire opposing team, for the final score
of the match was 241 to 108 with Gre-
nada winning easily.
Edney Huckleman of the Dispensary,
who turned in this story, says that only
three other men have ever scored cen-
turies in Aruba so that Conrad's feat
ranks high in the annals of Aruban
MARCH 15, 1946
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
A A N MARCH 15 1
GRADUACION DI APRENDIZNAN
Dia 22 di Februari tabatin e gradua-
ci6n di mas numeroso di aprendiz; e dia
ey 34 aprendiz a ricibi nan diploma bao
di ceremonianan cu a tuma luga den
Lago Club. Den presencia di mayornan
orguyoso di nan jioenan, bishitanan y
hefenan interest den e jovenan, esakinan
a pasa pa e formalidadnan cu a cambia
nan di aprendiz pa empleadonan cuali-
Subgerente General J. J. Horigan a
actua como Maestro di Ceremonia y a
presentA e diplomanan. E oradornan cu
el a introduce tabata Gezaghebber
Kwartsz, Frater Canutus di Curaqao (cu
a represent Director di Sinjanza Dr.
GQslinga), L. G. Smith, y W. J. Haley,
un miembro di Directiva di New York.
Nan a mustra e aprendiznan riba e pun-
to cu pasobra nan a haya nan diploma,
no ke meen cu nan a terminal nan entre-
namiento, al contrario ta awor nan ta
bai cuminzA. Awor nan tin un conoce-
mento basico cu lo yuda nan extend nan
sabiduria cu cursonan di job training of
cu nan hefenan.
,,E mihor hendenan", Gezaghebber
Kwartsz a bisa, ,,ta esnan cu ta accept
responsabilidad ora cu esaki word pre-
senta na nan". Sr. Haley a recordA e
aprendiznan cu nan trabao di klas por
tabata ,,pasabel", pero awor den nan
trabao no tin tal, nan trabao mester
Juan Tromp cu a graduA cu e klas an-
terior a dirigi palabra na e grupo di e
anja aki, mustrando nan e beneficionan
cu nan a saka di nan studio, y Albertus
Brown a papia den number di graduido-
nan, expresando nan alegria y nan inten-
ci6n di probecha e oportunidadnan cu
nan studio lo duna nan.
Despues di e ceremonia, nan a sirbi
refresco den club y e huespednan a in-
specti trabaonan di e apreidiznan.
Graduate 34 Apprentices
In the largest graduation of appren-
tices since this form of special training
for Aruban boys began, 34 received di-
plomas February 22 at ceremonies in the
Lago Club. While proud parents and in-
terested guests and supervisors looked
on, the young men went through the
formalities that changed them from
student-employees to full-pledged pro-
Assistant General Manager J. J. Ho-
rigan acted as Master of Ceremonies and
presented the diplomas. The speakers he
introduced were Lt. Governor Kwartsz,
Brother Canutus of Curagao (acting for
Director of Education Dr. Goslinga), L.
G. Smith, and W. J. Haley, a member
of Lago's Board of Directors in New
York. Impressed on the graduates was
the fact that the diplomas did not re-
present the end of their training, in fact,
that it had just begun. They now have
a basic knowledge that will help them
as they extend their knowledge in job
training courses or with their super-
visors. "The best men", said Governor
Kwartsz, "are those that will accept re-
sponsibility when it is placed upon
them." Mr. Haley reminded them that
a "passing" grade in school work was
acceptable, but in their work there is
no such thing as "only passing" their
work must be right.
Juan Tromp of the previous year's
class spoke to the group, pointing out
the benefits derived from their studies,
and Albertus Brown spoke for the grad-
uates, expressing their pleasure and
their intention of fulfilling the oppor-
tunities their studies have given them.
Following the ceremony, refreshments
were served in the lobby of the club,
and the guests inspected exhibitions of
classwork done by all the apprentice
groups and shopwork done by the grad-
Isaias Tromp ta accepts so diplo.
ma y felicitael6n di Sub-Gerente
General J. J. Horisan. Eugenlus
Hassell di Training Division (mel-
mel) ta yuda cu presentamente.
John deLange, na banda robes, ta
entregi un caka di ,,Primeros Au-
xliios" na cada un di e graduido-
nan, cu a complete tambe un cur-
so di Cruz Roja Junior, come part
di e program di entrenamiento di
Isaias Tromp accepts his diploma
and congratulations from Assistant
General Manager J. J. Horigan.
Eugenius Hassell of the Training
Division (center) Is assisting with
the presentations. John de Lange., .
at left, hands a first aid kit to the ,
graduates, each of whom completed
the Junior Red Cross first aid
course as part of the apprentice r
Un grupo grand di
miembronan di famia
y bheenan ta inspec-
t6 e exhibici6n dl
trabao di a gradua-
donan. algo nobo na
e graduaci6n di e an-
A large and interest-
ed crowd of family
members and super-
visors inspects the
exhibit of classwork
and shopwork that
was a new feature in
this year's gradu-
E prom6 cu a papla
discurso to Albertus
Brown, na banda ro-
bez. u a express
sintimentonan dl e
graduidonan. Den e
Kwartsz y na bands
drechi Frater Canu-
tus dl Curagao, e
hu6spednan cu a pa.
The first speaker at
he left Is Albertus
rown. who voiced
he sentiments of the
graduates. In the
circle is Lt. Gover-
nor Kwartsz., and at
right Brother Canu-
tus of Curaaos, the
E exhiblicl6n u a ya-
ma masha atenclin
favorabel tabata e
trabao d, taller cu a
demostrA algo dli
conocemento y des-
treza cu e much.-
hombernan a obten4
durante nan entrena-
final di trabao dl ma-
dera, tin, y machien-
nan tabata exhibit,
como tambe proble-
mansn elictrico, di
telefoon y dl mante-
The exhibit that
drew much favorable
attention was the
shopwork that iI-
lustrat.d some of the
knowledge and skills
acquired by the boys
during their training.
Fine examples of
and machining were
on hand. as well as
problems in electri-
cal. telephone, and
Ha banda drechl noa
ta mirae graduedo
nn. Pars: A. Brown. ,-
Juan Maduro. A.
Dykheff, J. Donatl.
M. CGerman, E.
Boekhoudt, (tras di
die), A. Clgaroa. A
Croes, C. Thode, i.
Tromp. F. Kock, 2.
Werleman, F. Lopez.
J. Theysen, H. Hen-
riquer, trashs di die).
F. Nicolas., A. Ar-
rlndell. N. Tromp. M.
Peurier. F. Christi.
aane. C. Croes, I J.
Tromp. P'adllanti: H.
van Deutekom, J.
oeck, L. Tromp, J.
Lampe, J. Bisaic.k R.
Werleman, J. Kus-
mus, T. Trimon, M.
Franken. F. Lo-Fo-
Sang. I A. Raven.
Ausento: Johannes - -
AtLBA ESSO NEWS
MARCH 15 1946