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VOL 7, No 8
Consultation Hcurs Changed
The Lago Medical Department esta-
blished a division of obstetrics June 3,
1946, under the
direct charge of
Dr. John Borbo-
nus. It is the first
step in the Medi-
postwar plan to
lists and specia-
lized service in
divisions for the
personnel and fa-
milies of the La-
go Oil and Trans- Dr. J. s. Borbnus
port Company, Limited. Further deve-
lopments in the reorganization plan,
which is contemplated to be in effect by
the end of 1946, will be published later.
Dr. Borbonus is a graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh and of the Jef-
ferson Medical College at Philadelphia,
Penna. He spent his internship at the
St. Francis Hospital at Pittsburgh, and
then specialized in obstetrics and gyne-
cology at the Philadelphia Lying-in Hos-
pital and at the St. Francis Hospital.
Following this period of training he de-
voted his practice to obstretrics and gy-
necology for eight years at Johnstown,
Penna., where he was Associate Obste-
trician at the Memorial Hospital, and
Obstetrician at the Mercy Hospital.
From 1942 until January 15, 1946, he
served with the rank of Major in the
Army of the United States. He is a well
qualified obstetrician and is a Diplomate
of the American Board of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, the American organization
which certifies physicians as specialists
in obstetrics and gynecology.
With the inauguration of a division of
obstetrics, all obstetrical cases will be
seen by Dr. Borbonus for pre-natal and
post-natal visits and will not be treated
through the Medical Department's gene-
ral clinics or by other staff physicians.
A separate set of consultation hours for
obstetrical cases has been established,
Foreign staff families, Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday, from 10 to 12 a.m.
Section C families, Monday, Wednesday. and
Friday from 10 to 1I a.m.
Other local employee families, Monday, Tues-
day, and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.
In order that patients may arrive at
the hospital to attend the afternoon ob-
stetrical clinic beginning at 1 p.m., the
East End Transportation Co. placed an
additional bus in service on June
3, 1946, which leaves San Nicholas at
12 : 30 p.m. and arrives at the Lago Hos-
pital at 1 p.m. Buses now arrive at the
Lago Hospital at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.,
and 4 p.m., during week days. All obste-
trical patients are requested definitely
to keep in mind the above schedule of
hours and to make their consultations
at the hospital in accordance with this
schedule so that they may best be
served by the Medical Department.
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OiL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD
"Esaki Ta Un Manera
Teribel Di Muri"
"Esaki ta un manera teribel di muri".
General Patton, un di e generalnan mas
famoso di e filtimo guerra mundial a
bisa, ora cu nan a pone den ambulance
despues di un accident di trafico.
E palabranan aki ta palabranan cu
mester worde recordA. Corda nan como
palabranan cu ta express e tragedia
amargo y e ironia imenso di accident.
Podiser nos mester pone e palabranan
aki riba borchinan riba camindanan
grand. Of peganan riba dashboard ban-
da di meter di velocidad of riba plachi di
number p'atras. Mihor ainda, hinka nan
na bo sombre pa nan ta pega cu bo sinti,
ora bo ta stuu-r: "Esaki ta un manera
teribel di muri".
Palabranan fuerte di un homber
fuerte. Un homber di kende henter eher-
cito Nazi tabatin temor. Un homber cu
a conoce e peligro rigido di guerra-
peligro cu ta continue y teribel, hasta
ora cu bo a tuma precauci6n y cu bo ta
preparA. Un homber cu a mira e violen-
cia cruel cu ta necesario ora tin guerra.
Un homber cu di su mes tabata wapo y
sabi y cu tabata sA di aprecia bida.
Pero General Patton a muri-algun
dia prome cu Pascu di Nacemento di
1945-pa via di un boksmento ordinario
entire un truck y e auto den cual e
tabata bai jaag. Djies un accident ordi-
nario di automobiel den tempo di paz. E
sorto di accident cu ta soced4 tur dia
den nos cayanan y riba nos camindanan.
E sorto di accident cu por soced6 mes
onverwacht, mes violent, mes espan-
toso, mes tragico, solamente no mas dra-
mitico, cu un di bo conocirnan.
Henter mundo a elogi& General Patton
cu boca y cu pen. Pero make kico otro
bo ta record di dje of di su acci6nnan,
record tambe es palabranan prof6tico
aki, cu sin culpa ningun hende indivi-
dualmente, ta pone tur e case forzada-
mente y convencidamente en contra di
Hasta den su ultimo batalla-e batalla
pa su bida-General Patton, e gran
luchador, a bai cu tur su forza contra
un enemigo dit humandidad cu mester
worde venci ainda.
Pa nos lucha, no selamente contra
accident di trifico, ma contra tur sorto
di accident, e gran general a laga pa
nos un grito di batalla: "Esaki ta un
manera teribel di muri".
Tabatin basta exeltacldn na Aruba dia Ia dl Mel,
ora cu un aeroplane DC-a (mira a portret)
aterelz maravillosamente riba vllegveld dl Aruba
Flying Club, despues dl a kads bula riba a Isla
sin destiny ta ora cu su gasoline tabata ceres
dl kaba. E aeroplano, cu so plloot Delford
Kenney, cu tabata un leader den Royal Canadian
Air Force, a sail dl Miami a malnta 7I4S y a
tabata tin rumbo pa Malquetia, Venezuela, cargi
cu partlnan dl aeroplano. Mal tempo y blento
contra die a tard6 hopi y ora cu eI a mira Aruba
su gasoline tabata cerca dl kaba. Kenney tabata
'rlbaba rub7:15 y Ie a keda circulA den scurl-
dad mas dl un ora. Ora cu eI a realizI cu e ta-
bata rlba Aruba el a trata dl haya vilegveld dl
Dakota, pero sin xlto. Realizando cu e aeroplano
master ta den trobbel algun hend* a bal na Fly-
Ing Club y cu luznan dI nan autonan nan a luzi
e veld pa e aeroplano por aterlza. El a bula over
di a veld varies bez pa e mira con grandli ta,
y diel I a aterlza msha bunlta aposar cu *
tabati n n vlocldad dl 100 mills pa era. Ora
cu e plloot a mirea tamano dl e veld su manecs,
el mes tabata asombrl cu a por a eterlza. Mat
laat den die el a sail pa veid dl Dakota, unda at
Stumar gasoline y el a bolbe carga su aeroplano,
ncu part dl e carga eu nan a hiba Dakota cu
truck, pa facllltA su lamtamento dl veld di
Safety flags were raised at two locations in the
plant May 25 to give a day-by-day review of the
safe-working achievements of three major groups
of employees. On the day following an accident a
department's universal safety flag will be
lowered for one day; in its place will be hoisted
a black and yellow checked flag to signify that
the department's no-accident streak has been
broken. In the picture above, J. D. Lykins
raises the flag for the Process Department, J. W.
Woodward for Marine, and W.R.C. Miller for
the Mechanical Department. Looking on at left
are R. D. Brown, G. N. Owen, and J. H. Seaujon
of the Safety Division, and at right are L. G.
Smith, B. Teagle, and J. J. Horlgan of Manage-
3anderanan dl Seguridad a word* hlze na dos
lugar den plant dia 25 dI Mel pa duna un rap-
port diarlo dl trahamento cu segurldad d a tres
gruponan mas grand dl empleadonan. Un dia
despues cu tabatin un accldente, e bandera uni-
versal di as department ta beha, y na su luFar
nan lo hlza un bandera dl cuadro geel y blouw-
scur, pa signifler cu es departamento a kibra
Ms record di segurldad. Riba a portret aki rlba
J. D. Lykins ta hiza bandera pa Process De-
partment, J. W. Woodward pa Marine y W. R. C.
Miller pa Mechanical Department.
Ex War Pilot Lands at
Club Field by Car Lights
Car-owners from San Nicolas, Lago
Heights, and the Lago Colony helped
to save a Canadian airplane pilot's life
May 23 when auto headlights were used
to light his emergency landing at the
tiny field near Lago Heights that be-
longs to the Aruba Flying Club.
Lost and with his gasoline supply
running low, Delford Kenney, a flier
for Aeropostal Venezolano, was in a
serious situation as he arrived over
Aruba after dark. He had taken off
from Miami, Florida early that morning
with a load of spare parts for the air-
line and with no assisting crew mem-
bers, headed for Maiquetia, Venezuela.
Held up by bad weather, he reached
Aruba after dark and was unable to
locate the K.L.M. field. (At first he
thought he was over Curacao, and was
looking for Hato Field).
By the time he had circled over the
island for an hour it was plain that he
was in trouble, and a great number of
cars headed for the Flying Club's
"deVuijst Field" to light his way for a
landing. After the field was ringed with
cars lighting up the short and narrow
runway, he brought the big DC-3 down
with the skill gained in years of war-
time flying, and skidded his wheels to a
stop just in time. Next morning he took
off without difficulty to complete the
JUNE 14. 1946
Plans are being formulated
$or the election of Employees'
Advisory Committee members,
to be held ii the near future.
Those eligible to vote are urged to
begin consideration of the men they
wish to representthem.The best men
get the best results.
Bet you didn't know...
......that oil wells are being drilled in
Aruba. Little oil wells anyway. As part
of a general program to reduce the ref-
inery's losses of oil (see pages 4-5) 10
holes are being drilled at various locat-
ions throughout the plant and tank farm
area, exploring for oil that has seeped
into the coral through leakage from
A wagon drill bores an "oil well" in the Treating
Plant area. Felix Padllla Is In the center operat-
ing the drill, with Christopher Solomon at left
assisting. Checking the work at right Is Walde
Saurex of T.S.D.
sewers, pipelines, or other sources.
Previous exploration has shown that
pockets of oil and gas do exist, as the
accumulation of leakage. One purpose of
the well-drilling program is to eliminate
the potential hazard formed by these
pockets. A second purpose is to improve
the cooling water taken from the lagoon,
as a portion of the leakage finds its way
to the shoreline. Also, the survey will
help to locate major sewer leaks that
may exist or develop in the future.
All the holes are being drilled to a
depth of five feet below sea level, or
from 6 to 65 feet deep.
The picture shows a thrilling moment for the
crowd that gathered at the Aruba Flying Club's
little landing field May 24, as a big transport
plane that had been landed by auto lights the
night before took off for Venezuela. When the
picture was taken, the heavy ship had used anly
half of the short runway, and was already well
clear of the ground. The Inset at lower left
shows the pilot, D. Kenney, a former Canadian
bomber pilot who flew 14 raids over Berlin
during the war. He had been discharged fram
the RCAF less than two weeks when he made
his spectacular appearance in Aruba.
JUNE 1, 194
ARUBA Esso N$ws
ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE 14. 1946
Long Service Awards
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this issue)
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W. I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, July 5. All copy must reach the editor ,n
the Personnel building by Friday noon, June 28
Printed by The Curacao Courant. Curacao, N W.I.
"This is a hell of a way to
die," said General Patton, as
they lifted him into the am-
Put these down as words
to be remembered. Remem-
ber them as words that
speak the bitter tragedy and
the utter irony of accidents.
Maybe we should put the
words on the highway bill-
boards. Or paste them on dashboards near the speedometers
or on rear license plates. Better still, pin them in your hat
close to your driving sense: "A hell of a way to die".
Tough words of a tough man. A man feared by the whole
Nazi army. A man who had known the stark danger of war,
danger that is continuous and terrible even with precaution
and preparedness. A man who had seen the bloody violence
that is necessary once a war is on. A man who was himself
brave and shrewd and appreciative of life.
But General Patton died a few days before Christmas,
1945-as the result of an ordinary traffic collision between
a truck and the car in which he was riding on a game-
hunting trip. Just a peacetime automobile accident. The kind
that happens every day on our streets and highways "over
here". The kind that may happen just as suddenly, just as
violently, just as shockingly, just as tragically, though per-
haps not as dramatically, to someone you know. It was what
some people call just one of those things.
The eulogies for General Patton have already been spoken
and written. But, whatever else is remembered about him
and his accomplishments, remember those prophetic words
which, without pointing the accusing finger at anyone in
particular, do forcefully and convincingly state the whole
case against accidents.
Even in his last battle-for his life-hard-fighting General
Patton charged forward against an enemy of mankind that
is still to be conquered.
For the fight against not only traffic accidents, but all
types of accidents, the general gave us a battle cry:
"This is a hell of a way to die."
Fernando Da Sllva
Huge do Vrles
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Jose La Cruz
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Receiving & Shtippin
Acid & Edeleanu
L. 0. F.
C.T.R. & Field Shops
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories I & 2
Lahoratol v 3
Es.. & Lauwl Clubs
Dining Halls (i3
(;as & Poly Plants
M. &. C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & iaint
Blacksmith. Uoilei & Tin
Colony Service Office
In hoisting a big alive through the el r t the hePCAR. one eril of
the valse caught underneath the edge of the fl.ioi Tlhe < I,,it il ,eath-ld
over to push the end of the valve awal frion the floou while a Iligei
helper, unknown to the corporal took hold of the traveliii block witli
both hands and tried to tuin the load around. Wh.n the iahle cle.ied the
edge if the flno the orici al sinaled to se the l.id The hl
right middle, ring and little fingers were pulled int,, the she.t\e If the
block by the running cable Part of the little flngei wa. anpoutated whal]
the other two fingers were badly lacerated and Iuken.
Never place hands on running cables or blocks of hoisting equipment.
, t *
SGarvlce Roby start.
ed to work for the
Standard Oil Co.
(Indiana) at Casper,
Wyoming In August,
1925, and transfer-
red to Aruba in
1929 as a second
class helper In Light
Oils Finishing. All
his service has been
S in L.O.F. and he Is
now an operator.
Atanacio Van der Linden
T. S. D.
T. S. D.
L. 0. F.
L. O. F.
Cat Plant Improvement
Nets 250 to Suggestor
High man of the "C.Y.I." winners
for April was Edgar Jackson of the
Cracking Plant with a Fls. 250 sugges-
tion for changes in the PCAR control
Other winners for the month:
Oscar Lanyi, Fls. 15.00, gate near
time clocks at Colony Shop; Ferrill Mil-
ler, FIs. 15.00, safety showers in Lab. 3;
Sydney Alleyne, Fls. 20.00, push button
switches in instrument circuits, LEAR;
Process, M. & C. Announce Shifts
Two departments in the refinery an-
nounced changes in their organizational
set-ups during the last week in May.
Among the shifts in the M. & C. Divi-
sion of the Mechanical Department was
the moving of J. F. Malcolm from assi-
stant general foreman of the Storehouse
to the new position of technical coordi-
nator where he will supervise and coor-
dinate all M. & C. technical coordinators
and the M. & C. office force. From M. &
C. zone supervisor, W. L. Stiehl has
been shifted to the new position of craft
coordinator and he will supervise and
coordinate all the crafts with the excep-
tion of the Storehouse. Zone supervisor
L. C. Miller is now zone coordinator in
which position he wilt supervise and
coordinate the zone supervisors. All
these men will report to the assistant
T. V. Malcolm, now assistant zone su-
pervisor, will take over the duties of
supervisor in Zone 3 replacing L. C.
Miller. In the Storehouse W. H. Harth,
general supervisor, will assume the du-
ties of assistant general foreman. J. R.
Proterra and C. C. Waddell moved from
technical assistants 'A' to assistant zone
In the Cracking Plant Division of the
Process Department, D. E. Johnson has
been, appointed process foreman.
Effective June 4 S. Hartwick was ad-
vanced from assistant general foreman
of Carpenter & Painting to general fore-
man of the Colony Maintenance Depart-
ment. J. Pakozdi advances to Mr. Hart-
wick's former position, and F. Legen-
hausen becomes assistant general fore-
man of Colony Maintenance.
KEEP FEM rYJtl6
In tribute to American and Allied war dead, a squad of Dutch soldiers and a combined U.S.-Dutch
color guard stand at present arms while a bugler blows taps at the American Memorial Day
ceremony at the U.S. Army coemetary in San Nicholas May 30. In the background are civilian
spectators. Not visible in the picture are members of the Aruba Esso Post No. 1 of the American
Legion and of the Legion Auxiliary.
Weekly Air Service Started
To St. Martin and St. Kitts
Filling a long-time need as more and
more residents of St. Martin and St.
Kitts find employment in Aruba, a
weekly service to those islands was
started by K.L.M. April 6.
With Lago's new vacation policy pro-
viding up to ten weeks of vacation ac-
crual and financial assistance, the service
will make it possible for a number of
employees to spend furloughs at their
home islands, where schooner or steamer
travel had previously made it impossible.
The new service, which operates every
Saturday, also provides opportunities
for cargo shipments. Fresh lobsters are
coming in regularly from St. Martin,
and shipment of live animals will also be
Visitors last month included R. J. Perrin and
J. A. Girardot, respectively president and an
official of Compagnil Francalse de Rafflnage, a
government-owned French petroleum company.
Above, they are seeing the plant with F.E. Griffin
Of the Process Dept.
Edgar Jackson is standing next to the reactor
outlet valve at the Catalytic Cracking Plant,
where an improvement he suggested won him a
"C.Y.I." award of FIs. 25e.
Duane Walker, Fls. 20.00, platforms un-
der evaporator towers at high pressure
stills; James Lopez, Fls. 10.00, pressure
gauge at IAR; Melecio Kelly, FIs. 15.00,
pavement at surface condensers at
PCAR; George Janson, Fls. 70.00, alarm
on precipitator carrier at PCAR; Frede-
rick Eaton, Fls. 20.00, mufflers on air
operated pumps; Dominico Christiaans,
Fls. 10.00 walkway at LEAR; John Tho-
mas: Fls. 10.00, horn in welding shop;
Herbert Gaba, FIs. 10.00, Colony map
to new F.S. employees; Herman Lopez,
Fls. 10.00, improve pipette racks; Juan
Pieter, Fls. 25.00, fresh water line, jani-
tors room Main office building; Nydia
Ecury, Fls. 15.00, explain safety posters
in Esso News; Edwin Bacchus, FIs.
10.00, paint window behind screen Lago
Club; Fernando Richards, Fls. 15.00,
dock passes to F.S. first aid men; Stan-
ley Ferreira, Fls. 10.00, safety blanket,
Tar Plant control house; Luciano Hart,
Fls. 10.00, "No smoking" sign at Marine
Club; Frederico Wever, FIs. 10.00, fire
extinguishers at Lab training room,
vault and old Navy office; Waldemar
Nahar, Fls. 25.00, publish H.B.F.'s wai-
ting list; Edgar Jackson, Commenda-
tion, change dilute phase spray water
system at PCAR; Harold Wathey, Com-
mendation, guard rail around windows
Lago Police Office.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 14. 1946
JUNE 14, 1946 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Esso Pacemaker in War and Peace
Shifting from conflagration to conservation, two
subsidiaries of Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) recently releas-
ed noteworthy news. The Standard Oil Development
Co. announced that it had received an award from the
Navy for important research and development in the
field of incendiary weapons, and 0. C. Schorp, presi-
dent of the Carter Oil Co. announced the release to
the industry of a new device which will help immeasur-
ably in the conservation of the oil resources of the
Closing four years of intensive war-
time research in the incendiary weapon
field, the Standard Oil Development
Company and eight of its top scientists
and engineers received awards recently
from the Navy Bureau of Ordnance for
Their service was the development
and design of the Navy's Mark I Flame-
thrower and its devastating fuel-jellied
gasoline. The Development Company re-
ceived the Naval Ordnance Development
Award and the scientists, including R. P.
Russell, president of the Company, were
named as recipients of the Naval Ord-
nance "certificate of exceptional ser-
Impressed with the close shave of a
flame-thrower operator in a demonstra-
tion where the flaming fuel from his
weapon had been caught by a gust of
wind and blown back perilously close to
his position, R. P. Russell, Development
Co. president and N. M. Myers. assistant
chief engineer of the Esso Engineering
Department believed that something
might be done about it. Remembering
from their early work on incendiary
bombs the effectiveness of jellied gas-
oline they were convinced that it could
be used in the flame-thrower. It was
thick enough to carry much greater dis-
tances and not so much of it would burn
up while traveling toward the target.
The National Defense Research com-
mittee and the Chemical Warface Serv-
ice were receptive to the idea. And in
March 1942, the Standard Oil Develop-
ment Co. was assigned the task of
gasoline to the
By August 1942,
the oil scientists I KEEP
had completed EP
their first job.
The M-1 portable
flame-thrower had been remodeled so
that it would fire both liquid and
thickened fuel. Once at the fighting
fronts the new weapon immediately de-
monstrated its superiority by hurling
more fuel with greater accuracy and at
a much greater range and with less
danger to the operator.
The portable flame-thrower first came
into its own in the Solomons where it
broke the back of enemy resistance
which had stalled an American offen-
From the Solomons to Okinawa the
portable type blazed a trail of destruc-
tion where other weapons had failed to
dislodge the enemy from their pill-boxes
Not satisfied with their results with
the smaller units the Standard Oil De-
velopment men believed that the port-
able model could be made into a superior
armored weapon and they went to work
on the idea.
The result was construction of a
larger flame gun with longer range and
This new model led, eventually, to the
development of a weapon which could fit
on an amphibious cargo tank. By the end
of the war two of these new types wer,-
in mass production. The evolution of the
flame-thrower from the start of the war
was a study in contrasts. From a port-
able device that carried but a compara-
tively small amount of liquid fuel with a
range of only 20 yards, the flame-
thrower became a decisive offensive
weapon-an armored tank carrying al-
most a ton of destructive jellied gas-
oline which could be fired with devastat-
ing effect into impenetrable positions
from a distance of 100 to 150 yards.
Far removed from wartime pursuits
was the announcement of the develop-
ment by the Carter Oil Co. of an elec-
tronic device which is able to forecast
the future behavior of oilfields. Presi-
dent O. C. Schorp of Carter Oil Co.
recently offered the device "royalty
free" to the American Petroleum In-
dustry as an aid in the conservation of
The oil pool analyzer has almost
super-human talents since it can take
the equations and statistics of highly-
trained technologists and develop in a
few minutes the possible life history of
an oil field, projecting its production
possibilities 25 or more years in the
The amazing machine has been deve-
loped by The Carter Oil Company and is
the invention of Dr. W. A. Bruce, a Car-
With this device, both analyses and
predictions of reservoir pressure-produc-
tion behavior can be made for most pe-
troleum reservoirs in which water influx
is an important factor. Given specific in-
formation on which to use its electronic
"genius", the analyzer will foretell the
future behavior of water-drive oil pools
in any part of the world.
The electric robot, in fact, will solve
some intricate problems which, Dr.Bruce
says, almost are incapable of solution by
mathematical means. The device assimi-
lates information about an oil field, di-
gests it, and comes up with answers to
difficult problems in five to 10 minutes.
The robot can be used as an important
tool in determin-
ing what pressu-
3 I L \ res should be
sustained in an
PYING oil pool to get
EM Fmaximum effi-
ciency and it can
be utilized to
compute the best rate of withdrawal
from a pool to insure the greatest ulti-
mate recovery; it can also tell how much
water or gas should be pumped back
into the ground to build up pressures
which would make the wells produce
economically and profitably.
The chief use of the analyzer is in
guiding production engineers as they
determine the rates of withdrawal of oil
in comparatively new fields.
Scientists viewing the analyzer today
seemed agreed it can be a boon to con-
servation. If the robot says that too
speedy production of oil from wells will
hasten the "end" of the field and force
wells to go dry before they recover the
maximum amount of oil possible, the
rate of production may be changed in
accordance with the analyzer's calcu-
In its six-foot walnut cabinet, the
"brain" looks quite impressive and one
look inside discloses hundreds of wires,
minute electrical connections, dozens of
tubes, electrodes and a maze of intricate
Four years ago, the first model ana-
lyzer was developed by Dr. Bruce. In
1941, he visited Columbia University
where an electrical device had been de-
veloped to study the flow of heat. He
correlated the principles as they applied
to the study of oil production and the
Carter analyzer is the result.
While to date, the robot has been
tested in determining behavior of oil
fic'C. in several states in the United
States, preparations now are being made
to install one of the analyzers in South
America where it will be used to "feel
the pulse" of some fields on that
Contrast between Esse's wartime efforts and peacetime achievements is shown In these two
pictures. Above Is seen the Navy's Mark I Flamethrower in action against the Japs on Peieliu
Island Below is a view of the complicated control panels of the oil field analyzer, another Esso
Departamento Medical di Lago a esta-
lec6 un division di obstetricia (trata-
miento prom6 y despues di alumbra-
miento) dia 3 di Juni, 1946, bao cargo
director di Dr. John N. Borbonus. Esaki
ta e promP paso di e plan posguerra di
Departamento Medical pa percurf pa
especialistanan y tratamiento specializA
di varies divisionnan medical pa perso-
nal y familianan di Lago Oil and Trans-
port Company. Dr. Borbonus ta un ob-
st4trico masha bon cualificA.
Cu inauguraci6n di e division aki, tur
casonan obstetrico lo bai pa Dr. Borbo-
nus, pa bishitanan prome despues di
alumbramiento, y nan lo no word trata
mas pa via di clinicanan general di De-
partamento Medical ni pa otro dokter-
nan. Horanan especial pa consult obste-
trico ta manera ta sigui aki-bao:
Famianan Foreign Staff, DiaLuna,
DiaRazon y DiaBiernes di 10 pa 12 am.
Famianan di Seccion C, DiaLuna, Dia-
Razon y DiaBiernes di 10 pa 12 am.
Famianan di otro empleadonan local,
DiaLuna, DiaMars, DiaHuebes y Dia-
Biernes di 1 pa 4 pm.
Pa pacientenan por yega na ora na
hospital pa e consultanan cu ta cuminzA
I'or di merdia, East End Transportation
Company a pone un bus mas na servicio
dia 3 di Juni, 1946. E bus aki ta sali di
San Nicholas 12:30 di merdia y e ta
yega Hospital di Lago l'or di merdia.
Horanan di buenan yega hospital lo ta
awor: 1'or, 2'or, 3'or y 4'or tur dia di
Clarence Husbands of Colony Main-
tenance, on June 9, at the age of 30.
He had been an employee for the past
year and ten months, and was a
praticipant in the Thrift Plan. He is
survived by his wife and two children.
DI e dos portretnan aki bao, esun di mas aribs
ta un "flame-thrower", (un machlen cu ta
sprult gasoline kimando dl 100 te 150 yard. dl
distancla) den accidn contra Haponesnan den
Pacilflo. E otro ta un machlen nobo cu por
mustra cuanto tempo un veld dl petroleo por
produce petroleo. Compania a desaroyd e dos
machlennan aki, esun ta masha Importante den
tempo dl guerra y e otro den tempo di pas,
pues e ta an gran facllidad den industrial dl
AirsAnON TO ACCOT'kPY TllE AiL, D OF
T uLsD.L ?OR USRIT
RaBESr PRICE RUSSELL
irg services to the Lnited Statea. As Chief of
Dvimlon 11. lNatioaal Drefase Rosea-oh Cojritnte.
.nd a3 Coinsulltart .n Adrtaor to the Chenlctl 7r.
fare Ser-ice. Lr. Russell directed rBesaroh adi
develot-nt In 'hi field of ilar throwrs., Lnn-
diarlie. and amnok generators. Ha directed, with
i.,bou.ds d leal, anD projects, *ed his -ntueu.la
pert.attd his entire opera sttlufi eaf Lr. Ruslei
vlsited theaters on tires oc.;c s oS to. et first-
had inforntloC and to .eo for hli.lf the results
of his efforts to the field. Ei' untarltit rfort.
end suosfirul results roti ct re credillt oo h
salf nd .the itluna .
Shown above Is the citation from U.S. President
Harry Truman accompanying the Medal for Merit
awarded to R. P. Russell of Standard Oil Develop-
ment Co. last month, for his wartime achieve-
ments. Mr. Russell is at left below, with
Dr. Gustav Egloff of the American institute of
Chemists, after receiving the institute's gold
medal for "outstanding service to the science of
chemistry", citing particularly his efforts in the
production of aircraft fuels, explosives, and
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 14, 1946
4 ARUBA 550 NEWS
The separator collects most of the oil and water that enters the sewers in the refinery. Oil is
sKimmeo from the surface and returned to the plant for reprocessing. While the separator recovers
must of the oil in the sewers, a substantial portion Is lost through evaporation and with the
overflow water to the se. Whatever is saved Is of low value because of poor quality.
Four barrels of oil lost every minute
of the day and night, month in and
month out. Enough oil that, if it wer',
gasoline, would fill the tanks of eleven
automobiles every minute-over 15,000
automobiles a day.
Not all of this loss can be stopped.
Some of it is accounted for by unavoid-
able evaporation of products. A substan-
tial part, though, can be stopped by em-
ployees operating their equipment pro-
Next to evaporation in storage, the
biggest known source of refinery losses
is the sewer system, and the best-known
method of reducing that loss is to keep
oil out of the sewers.
Sewers discharge into a separator box
in back of No. 1 Powerhouse, where oil
is trapped and water discharged to the
sea. The oil that is salvaged, however, is
named "slop oil" because it has so low
a value. It may have been expensive high
octane gasoline or kerosene or Diesel oil
when it went into the sewer, but since
such oil is mixed with all other oil going
to the sewer, the recovered product is
only slop, and all the time and money
spent on it in previous processing opera-
tions is wasted. Resides this a large por-
tion of the light oils (see glass beakers
at center of page) is lost through evapo-
ration in the sewer system or at the
separator. Any 100 octane gasoline
going to the sewer will be 90 per cent
lost through evaporation, and the one-
tenth part recovered will be low value
KEEP OIL OUT OF THE SEWERS
The commonest ways in which oil is
lost or becomes slop are through drain-
ing excess oil to the sewer when drawing
water from tank bottoms; through drip-
Adjust pump stuffing boxes
to prevent excessive leaks
Don't pour oil down the sewer
when drawing water from tanks
If the 100 cc's of gasoline In
only the ten cc's shown by th
the separator. The balance Is
right Illustrates the 35 cc's co
too going to the sewer. And tin
from the value of finished I
When drawing water from the tanks to the sewer, care should be used to avoid drawing
oil to the sewer with the water. Never leave a water drawoff valve open and unattended.
A small leak through a pump packing gland may seem unimportant, but a stream
of five cc's per second, like the one the arrow points to, will amount to 1.000 barrels
In a year.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
Over 2,000 samples are drawn every day. To get a true sample, the line must be flushed, but
care must be used to see that no more flushing is done than necessary. If every sampler runs
one quart more than Is necessary to flush the line, at the end of the day 12 barrels have
gone to the sewer.
graduate goes to the sewer,
portion will be recovered at
evaporation. The graduate at
oe that would be lost out if
recovered would be degraded
the low value of slop oil.
Over 2000 samples taken daily--
a one-quart loss on each
would total 12 barrels
Over 50 barrels of oil
goes to the sewer EVERY HOUR.
Tea figure can be halved or
quartered by good operation
page at pump and valve packing; and
through drawing excess oil to the sewer
when preparing to take a sample.
Water may be drawn from over 300
More than 500 pumps are in oil service.
Over 2,000 line samples are taken daily.
Add countless valve packing, flanges,
and pipe threads that may leak, and it
is plain that little losses add up enorm-
ously into big ones.
Be careful in drawing off water from
tanks. Keep the stream small enough so
that oil is not drawn into the drain be-
fore as much water as possible is taken
out. Water drawoff valves must never
be left open and unattended.
DON'T DRAW OIL TO THE SEWER
A very small leakage, two or three
drops per second, is enough to lubricate
most pumps. Two or three drops a
second equals about two or three barrels
a month. But spot checks have shown
that pumps had leakages of 100 barrels
a month, several had over 500 barrels,
and there were a few cases of over 1,000
barrels per month leakage per pump.
If two or three barrels per month will
lubricate a pump, don't allow loose
packing glands to waste 50 or 100 times
KEEP PACKING GLANDS TIGHT
With literally thousands of line
samples being taken every day, it is
essential that little losses be avoided in
sampling. In flushing out lines, draw out
only enough oil to make certain a good
sample is obtained. And see that the
valve is tight and not leaking afterward.
Keep packing glands snug. A leakage of two or three drops per second is enough to
lubricate most pump packing glands.
Water over the dam showing the separator discharging Into the lagoon. When the
separator Is over-loaded by unusual quantities of oil in the sewer, losses to the
sea are excessive.
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE 14, 1946
Gifts were showered on Harcourt Bristol of the
IEs Heights Dining Hall by his fellow workers
to the tune of a china tea set, an aluminum
coaster set, an aluminum fruit dish, and a silver
butter dish. The cause for this windfall was his
marriage to Edna Angela Cross, June S. The
couple plan to live in Sabeanta. PresenUtg the
gifts is J. Landaker, Esse Heights supervisor.
Same girl, different pose and cloth.. At left she
o on location In Oregon for her new Universal
Studios picture, "Canyon Passage". At right she
looks the way Susan Hayward looks In a glamor
shot. Statistical Information, the fish at left
weighs more than the clothe at right.
Here they are ined up the athletes f &eI .
The bey near the center with the plgee-toed
ataee should do well a the seek nee of that
year. and there may b a good desh me or two
as well as a couple of aoedl-and-thread runners.
They wre sapped anawares watching the high
jump event at the Heights Jme 10.
Four generation gathered In nen spot are net
rare, but unusual. Kenneth James Moeley, who
arrived April I (he's the young man In the
centr) made a foursome out of this group. Held.
Ing Kenneth James Is great-grandmother Ada
Harrlngton; at left is mother Frances Moseley,
and at right Is grandmother Frances Thurman. We
are not authorized to say that she will hallenge
any grandmother alive on the bowling alleys, but
It Is a well-known fact in bowling circles that
she can make a monkey out of meot grand-
mothers' grandsons at that sport.
Custr generaeldm hunto -e t alge rare, paro no
ta cos dl tur dia den Lags Colony. K baby at
Kenneth James Moseley dam U1 dl -n blsa-
wela Sra. Ada Harrigton. Su maon -g bands
rebez to Franoes Moseley y s wela no hnda
dreckl t Franees Thurman.
Tur e dos portretnan aki ts dl e mns on mushe-
muher solamente cu diferents trahe. Su member
to Susan Hayward y to trahando den us film
neob "Canyon Passage". Netai E plscAd bands
robes to plsa ma n cu a pananan ca e tin bisti na
The flag of Panama is raised on the tug "Captain Rodger" as the "Port Henry", formerly of
American registry, was changed to Panamanian registry May 24. The tug, recently acquired
from the S. O. Co. of N.J., is owned by L. O. & T. Co., and has been named appropriately after
the late Captain R. Rodger, founder of the Marine Department here. Assisting in the name and
flag changing formalities were S. Q. Oduber, Panamanian Consul, G. Palmer, American Vise-
consul, and A. Smith of the American Bureau of Shipping. One of the tug's first official duties
after becoming the "Captain Rodger" was to steam out of the harbor at 2 a.m. next morning and
pull the ocean tanker "Signal Hill" off the reef.
KEEP WEM FLYING
JUNE 14. 1946 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Lago Heights Holds
Annual Sports Meet
The annual sports meet sponsored by the Lage
Heights Advisory Committee was on the calender
for the Whitmonday holiday this year for the
first time. As always, the crowd could alternate
Its attentions between all-afternoon sports out-
side and all-afternoon dancing Inside. Handsome
prize brought out scores of contenders for the
21 events on the athletic program.
Above, the crowd looks small from the air, but
many hundreds saw the day's events.
At left. Teddy Johnson tries the long Jump. It
was one of the few events he entered in which
he didn't either win or place, and he entered a
At right above is the finish in the 50 yards race for girls
15 to 20. At left above, Jack Chand, perrenlal announcer of
Lago Heights sports, urges entrants to gather for the half
mile race. Changing records on the loudspeaker system is
Andy Krind of the Telephone Exchange, who knows his
public address systems.
At left M. Illldge shows her heels to the other entrants In
the 0s yards for ladies over 20. At right, the crowd in
A hungrier bunch of boys you never
sawl Chomping away somewhere in that
melee at left is H. Lopez, who devoured
his bun a little faster than anyone else
In the bun race.
At right is the prize booth, with
C. Monroe of Personnel back to camera.
Visible over his shoulder are O. Min-
gus, acting assistant general manager,
who later spoke for Management when
the prizes were awarded, and
A. Texeira, who spoke for the L. H.
committee. The little boy at right
didn't speak for anyone he was too
busy shooting the cameraman.
Cross country: 1st J. Thorn. 2nd R. Mlngo. Srd
S. Cowie. time. 38 minutes (approx. 6 mlles).
100 yards, boys under 14: 1st K. Roberts, 2nd
V. Nicholson, 3rd A. Gibbs.
100 yards. men: 1st R. Jackson. 2nd K. Wong.
3rd T. Johnson.
50 yards, girls under 15: 1st R. Brown. 2nd V.
Dash, 3rd I. MacDonald.
Needle & thread, ladies: 1st R. Lejues. 2nd V.
Dash. 3rd R. Brown.
220 yards, men: 1st R. Jackson, 2nd T. Johnson.
3rd R. Sardine.
Egg & spoon, ladies: 1st R. Brown. 2nd D. Gibbs,
3rd L. Sharpe.
50 yards, children 10 years and under: 1st C.
McGibbon. 2nd A. Werleman. 3rd J. Lobrecht.
440 yards, men: 1st K. Khan. 2nd V. Ie. Svd
Bun race: 1st H. Lopez, 2nd E. Jeffrey. 3rd
100 yards, men 35 and over: 1st R. Roboma,.
2nd M. Lashley, 3rd J. Butts.
Sack race for men: 1st H. Lopez. 2nd R. Chang.
Ylt. 3rd M. Wong.
50 yalds for girls 15 to 20 years: let M. Illidge,
2nd R. Brown. 3rd V. Dash.
Relay Race, winning team R. Jackson. R. Sardine.
E. Williams (100-220-440 yards).
Shot put. 1st T. Johnson. 2nd B. Thomas. Srd
C. Baron (winning heave, 40 feet 4 inches).
Long Jump: 1st R. Jackson, 2nd J. Thomas. 3rd
K. Worg (21 feet 7 % inches won this).
50 yards for ladies: 1st M. Illidge. 2nd M. Gibbs.
3rd A. Luckhoo.
High Jump: 1st J. Cox. 2nd M. Bernard. K. Wong
(winning jump 5 feet 6 inches).
Half mile: 1st Brewster. 2nd E. Williams, 3rd
Belgrave. (Time, 2 minutes 31 seconds).
Three-legged race: 1st E. Huckleman & M. Stra-
ker. 2nd H. Lopez & K. Khan 3rd C. Lau &
Mile: 1st Brewster (also won lap prize). 2nd S.
Cowie, 3rd R. Mingo. (Time. 5 min. 34 ee.).
Last but not least, the Bungalows out-pulled the
Bachelor Quarters in the annual Tug-of War.
Credit is due the members of the Lago Heights
Advisory Committee, who put on the meet with
the help of a number of public-spirited Heights
residents. Those responsible included A. Texeira.
P. Branch. H. Nassy, B. Viapree. A. Matthews.
E. Rankin, G. Lawrence. A. Kalloo. 0. Serran.
A. Stevenson, R. Bishop, E. Tulloch, J. Francisco.
Z. Khan. I. Mendes. V. Mundinho. H. Stevenson,
S. Bacchus. F. Gilkes. G. Liburd. Mrs. C. Mac-
C. Hassell. J. Butts, B. Chand. J. de Vries
A. Krind. D. Sibilo, W. Arrias. S. Gomeas
E. Huckleman, M. Lashley. N. Baptiste. H. Law-
rence. B. Ecury. L. Bruce. and I. Chin (and
possibly others not mentioned in the offlolal
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 14. 1946
8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE14. 1946
With combined farewell and weddlg gift of a
silver serving st, Hildegarde SehuLsaher re.
clves a sendoff from the *eal nursing staff
of the Lago Hospital. She was married at the
Lago Communlty Church May S1, to N. J.
Lamoraal Wlchers of Curagn and the temple
left Immediately after the cerememy far their
new home In Wllemstad. Belew mnaklg the
presentation Is nurse Lure Latigue.
1 AROUND THE PLANT
H. A. Bilau of the Colony Administratian Office
reooeve. a pair of wedding gifts from A. Mohid.
The gift, a table lamp and a set of glassware,
came from his fellow employees on the occaslop
of his marriage May 1i to Vanisha Davldaon of
the Hospital. The couple will live at 30 Prlnsen
straat. Left to right are H. Backu, A. Mahid
E. C. George. e. Chichester, H. A. Bll. K
Cox, R.M. Croe,. L.J. Brewer, and L. van Windt
Errol Smith of the Storehouse, whe is at extreme right In the picture, had some friendly assi-
stance when he celebrated his twenty-scond birthday at the Lags Club May 15. Starting with him
and reading clockwise around the table an Hugh Ollvlerr, Dixie Vlapr.., George LIburd, Kelvin
*,WWag iRne Flanglmette. Hoel G*mes. OHar Ranatei, Vivian Da Silva, Jack Chand, Dick Sibilo,
anl sIea Callxtra.
Samuel Rajroop of the Personnel De-
partment is the proud possessor of a
diploma from the
of Chicago, Illi-
nois. The sheep-
skin stated in
part, "...has com-
pleted a prescrib-
ed course in
has passed a cre-
tion in the Art
of Swedish Mas-
studied the course
and received his
for a little over a year
diploma May 28. He
intends to put his newly gained know-
ledge to work in the near future.
The Launch Division of the Marine
Department gained a trained radio re-
pair man May 26,
when Henry ,
his diploma from .
the Sprayberry .a:,
Academy o f
Radio at Pueblo,
Colorado. The di-
ploma stated in
oart, "This certi-
ties his compe-
tency in matters -
relating to tech-
theory and prac- Henry Moore
tice, and is hereby recommended to the
favorable consideration of the public."
Henry studied the course for IV
months before receiving his diploma and
now plans to repair radios as a sideline
to his launch work.
Henry Lo-A-Njoe will do no welding
at the Drydock for some time now. He
started his long vacation June 3, and he
is now just "taking it easy".
I EM FrLYINI
Football K ockcut
"Hassell Field", the recess recreation ground for apprentles north of the main training building.
was dedicated May 29, and It was appropriate that E. A. HasseWl, for whom the field was named,
should kick the first ball. Before the kickoff, Teagle af industrial Relations made a short talk,
dedlcating the field to the spirit of teamwork that is as valuable on the Job as on the
"ihassell Field". veld I recree pa aprendlinan pa noord dl edificlo dl training, a word habri dia
2e Mel, y tabata natural un a. A. Hassell, kende su somber e veld to arga, master a schop e
promn bala. Prom6 oa a scbpnmente, B. Teagle dl Relaelenue Industrlales a papla un speech
Sotlesco, dedlcando a veld no espirlt d eperaele6a as tin mes balor na trabao como riba
voied 41 rereoe.
Engagements and birthdays were
combined in a party at the home of
Ciarlie Rohee of Personnel in Lago
Heights May 16. The engagement of
Charlie's niece, Olga Singh of T.S.D.,
to Terry Mungal of Personnel topped
the list of happenings. Added to this
was the announcement of the birthdays
of Olga and Charlie's wife, Winnie. The
food and drink were excellent and Mrs.
Rohee received many compliments for
her fine repast.
Bowling Prizes Awarded
Signlfying the end of the 1945-1946 Bowling
Leagues, the annual bowling party was held
May 1 at the alleys. Accompanied by food,
drink and an assortment of novelty games, the
main event of the evening was the presentation
of the L. O. Smith Trophy to the captains of the
winning teams In each league. At left Is Mildred
MacMillan, captain of the Queen Bees receiving
her team's winnings In the Round Robin League.
The inset at left shows Tom Malcolm gathering
In cash for his brother Joe's M. & C. team, win-
ners In the Scratch League. In the center raven-
ous bowlers appease groaning stomachs with hot-
dogs and the "works", served by the able hands.
of Cornie Dunlap and Frank Burson. At right it
Toni Smits, captain of the Woodplckers of the
Handicap League. Bob MacMillan Is making the
Jong Holland (winners)
A daughter. Ludwina Elitabeth, to Mr. ani
Mrs. Gerrit Croes. May 11.
A daughter. Hilda Cecilia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin E Birahby. May 16.
A son. Eustace Austavie Orien, to Mr. and Mrz
Nedd Reddock. May 16.
A son. Ronald Victor, to Mr. and Mrs. Emilian
Maduro. May 17.
A daughter. Thelma T.resita, to Mr. and Mrs.
Celestinc Alberts. May 17.
A daughter. Cynthia Rose. to Mr. and Mrs.
Orgies Redhead. May 18.
A daughter. Helen Elizabeth, to Capt. and Mr.
A. J. McDonald. May 19.
A daughter. Louisa Roarila, to Mr. and Mrr.
Jesus Bisllck. May 21.
A daughter. Brenda Yvonne. to Mr. and Mrs.
Brown McIntosh. May 21.
A daughter. Phyllis Sarah. to Mr. and Mrs.
Reuben Vlaun. May 23.
A son. Johnny Rafael, to Mr. and Mrs. Oeorga
Tremus. May 21.
A daughter, Abdonee Belleronia. to Mr. an
Mrs. Albert Romney, May 25.
A son, Albert Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Theo-
indo Flanegin. May 27.
A daughter. Joyce Elaine. to Mr. and Mia
Alvin Every. May 28.
A son. Winston Samuel, to Mr. and Mrs
Samuel Peter., May 29.
A son. Tim Curtis. to Mr and Mrs Cecil Camp-
bell. May 29.
A daughter. Esther Kathleen, to Mr. and Mr.
Matthew Banfield, May 29.
A eon. Pedro Enrique, to Mr. and Mrs. Danise
Koolman. June 3.
A daughter. Princess Catherine, to Mr. an 1
Mrs. Emmanuel Johnson. June 4.
A daughter, Elister, to Mr. and Mrs Emil.
Arrindell. June 4.
A daughter. Geraldine Lois, to Mr. and Mra.
Charles Fulton. June 5.
.,Ptogressing farther along the some-
lik trail, the Eagle C.C. defeated the
West Indian C.C. 214 to 65, May 19.
fthb' mrn for the Eagle was Nicholas of
t1e Carpenters, with 60, and for the
West Indians, Brown of the Training
Division, with 27. The Eagle C.C. cricke-
t -. claim they will accept challenges
frji any and all comers.
'In a holiday match they defeated the
pbiridge C.C. 194 to 120 at the Eagle
Sd. High man for the day was C. Wor-
rill who made 73 for Cambridge. For
Eagle the high man in this match was
D. Charles who scored 68.