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VOL. 7, No. 11
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD AUGUST 16. 1946
Get Record FIs. 1180!
In June "C.Y.I." Awards
Faunce Tops List With 500
Featured by an award of Fls. 500,
and with others of FIs. 125, FIs. 100,
and FIs. 50, the "Coin Your Ideas"
awards for June brought a total of
FIs. 1180 to 26 employees.
Heading a list of 23 initial awards
and three supplemental awards was
Sydney Faunce's 500-guilder idea on
replacing straight valve strainers with
tapered ones in the hot oil pumps at
the Combination Units. Lucien Lecluse
had second high initial award, Fls. 100,
for suggested changes at West Cracked
Sweetening Plant to eliminate plugging
of small doctor mixes.
Three supplemental awards made
during the month included Fls. 125 to
Frederick Dirksz for a cooling coil
system under T. B. stills at No. 3 Lab-
oratory; Fls. 100 to Ernest Wright for
a device for joining rubber to make
cylinder liner sealing rings; and Fls. 50
to E. G. Armstrong for a saving in New
York cable expense.
Other initial awards:
Julian Illidge, Fls. 10.00, remove
Continued on Page 6
Sr. Smith Horra cu
Condecoraci6n di La IReine
Carera na Aruba di L. G. Smith, pre-
sidente di Lago Oil & Transport Co.,
Ltd., y gerente general desde 1933, a
yega na su colmo dia 31 di Juli ora cu
La Reina Wilhelmina, pa via di un de-
creto especial a laga condecora Sr.
Smith como Ridder den Orde di Oranje-
Nassau. Ta prom& bez cu tabatin un
condecoraci6n asina na Aruba y esaki
a honra Sr. Smith su posici6n como e
ciudadano di mas prominent durante
Prome cu e condecoraci6n Gouver-
neur Kasteel a papia cu masha elogio
di Sr. Smith su influencia cu a logra
tanto pa desarollo y mehoranza di hen-
ter comunidad di Aruba, dirigiendo e
refineria di Lago te na e position di ta
un di esnan di mas grand di mundo.
El a alaba e unidad entire Lago y Shell
na Curaqao durante anjanan di guerra,
tempo cu un production exceptional a
worde pidi di nan.
,,Bo a merece e condecoraci6n aki
como un verdadero gran Americano y
un gran ciudadano di Aruba," Gouver-
neur Kasteel a bisa. ,,Laga e keda como
un prueba di nos gratitude y aprecio."
Na banda robez. Gouverneur P. Kasteel dl Cu.
ragao, ta bisti L. G. Smith e condecoracl6n di
Ridder den Orde di Oranie-Nassau dia 31 dl
Jull, un honor na final di Sr. Smith su rarera
largo na Aruba. Ribs e di dos portret nos ta
mira e medalja.
L. G. Smith ransfers to New York
For Griffin & Repath
Aruba lost a leading figure of many
years standing August 11 with the
transfer of L. G. Smith, general man-
ager of the Lago Oil & Transport Com-
pany, Ltd. since 1933. He has been ap-
pointed assistant coordinator of for-
eign manufacturing in the New York
office of S. O. Co. (N. J.), with the
specific duty of coordinating the cof-
struction of the new Venezuelan refine-
His former assistant, J. J. Horigan,
has been appointed general manager,
while 0. Mingus, formerly process sup-
erintendent, has been made assistant
general manager. F. E. Griffin becomes
process superintendent, while K. E.
Repath advances to division superint-
endent (Western Division). Other ap-
pointments will follow, to complete
After graduating from the University
of Illinois as a mechanical engineer,
Mr. Smith was employed by the Stand-
ard Oil Co. (Indiana) in 1913, as a
draftsman in the Whiting refinery. Suc-
cessive changes made him subforeman
in the Boiler Shop, combustion engineer,
and assistant general foreman of L. O.
F. and Pressure Stills until in 1922 he
transferred to the refinery at Casper
as general foreman of L. O. F. In 1923
he was general foreman of Pressure
Stills, and assistant superintendent of
the Lube Plant until 1927.
In that year he transferred to New
York as assistant manager of manuf-
acturing for Pan American Petroleum
& Transport Co. In August, 1927, he
paid his first visit to Aruba, one of the
group that formally selected this as a
refinery site. In the years that followed,
he coordinated the construction of the
refineries at Aruba, Savannah Georgia,
and Hamburg, Germany, and directed
operations at the Tampico, Destrehan,
and Baltimore refineries.
In May, 1932 he transferred to G. W.
Continued on page 6
The Employees' Advisory Committee paid formal
leave to L. G. Smith August 7 when they met
in his office to present a farewell scroll. Below,
Chairman Bipat Chand, at right, has just made
the presentation, and Mr. Smith expresses his
gratitude for the token of esteem. (For photo-
graph of the scroll, see page 2).
Comit6 Consultative dl Empleadonan a despldi
oficalmente di L. G. Smith din 7 dl Augustus,
ora nan a reunl den su ofleina pa present un
roll dl despedida. Aki bao, president pleat
Chand, na banda drechi, a cabs dl had pre-
sentaclen, y Mr. Smith ta express aU gratitud
pa e prueba dl apreclo. (Pa un portret di *
rollo, mira paglna 2).
L. G. S. Is Honored With
Decoration From Queen
The Aruba career of L. G. Smith,
president of Lago Oil & Transport Co.
Ltd., and general manager since 1933,
came to a fitting climax July 31 when
Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina, by
special royal decree conferred on him
the order of Knight Commander in the
Order of Orange-Nassau. It honored Mr.
Smith's position as the island's fore-
most resident for many years, and was
the first time this class of the order
had been bestowed on anyone in Aruba.
Governor P. Kasteel of Curagao
travelled to Aruba to present the dec-
oration at a ceremony in the home of
Aruba's Lt. Governor Dr. L. C. Kwartsz.
Accompanying Governor Kasteel to
honor Mr. Smith were J. Noorduyn and
L. W. Korthals, general manager and
assistant manager of the Shell refinery
Before bestowing the decoration,
Governor Kasteel spoke in high praise
of Mr. Smith's far-reaching influence
on the development and betterment of
the entire Aruba community, while
leading the Lago refinery to its pos-
ition as one of the world's greatest. He
commended the spirit of unity displayed
by Messrs. Smith and Noorduyn and
by their organizations during the war
years when they were called on for ex-
ceptional achievements of production.
"You have deserved this decoration
as a truly great American and a great
citizen of Aruba", said Governor
Kasteel. "Let it remain a symbol of
our gratitude and appreciation."
At left below. Governor P. Kasteel of Curageo places the decoration of Knight Commander of
the Order of Orange-Nassau on L. G. Smith July 31, a final honor In Mr. Smith's long Aruba
career. The decoration is shown at right.
Program Largo pa Celabra Ana
Di La Reina na ago Sport Park
Premionan atractivo y un program
largo y varia lo tin pa celebration di
ana di la Reina Wilhelmina na Lago
Sport Park dia 31 di Augustus.
E pustamentonan cu lo ta casi igual
na esnan di afia pasa, lo cuminza 12'or
di merdia, cu exception di e Careda di
Distancia Largo for di Brug di Lido, cu
lo cuminza 9'or di mainta y e pusta-
mento di vlie, pa cual pustamento tur
vlie mester ta subi pa 10:30 di mainta.
E Sub-Comite di Sport Park cu lo ha-
ci tur areglo pa e dia ta consist di B.
Viapree presidentte, E. Huckleman
(secretario, R. Jailal, G. Lawrence, G.
Ollivierre, B. Chand, J. de Vries y F.
Meet Scheduled at Sport Park
To Celebrate Queen's Birthday
Attractive prizes and a large, varied
program will feature the celebration of
Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina's birth-
day at Lago Sport Park, August 31. The
Olympiad will begin at 12 o'clock noon
with the exception of the cross country
race from Lido Bridge, which will start
at nine o'clock, and the kite flying
contest in which all kites must be in the
air by 10:30. The sponsors promise a
good time to all.
The Lago Sport Park Sub-Committee,
which is handling all the arrangements
for the meet, is composed of B. Viapree
(chairman), E. Huckleman (secretary),
R. Jailal, G. Lawrence, G. Ollivierre, B.
Chand, J. De Vries, and F. Dirksz.
0. Mingus J. J. Horlgan
For pictures of L. G. Smith see pages 4-5.
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The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, September 6. All copy must reach the edior ;n
the Personnel building by Friday noon, August 30
Printed by Tht Carcao Courant. Caranco, N W.L
In his departure this month after residence of nearly
13 years, L. G. Smith leaves a space as an adminis-
trator and as a man that will be difficult to fill. He
made his presence felt in many realms of island, Com-
pany, and community life; his connection with the
refinery has been of the closest from the time he
helped select the location, in 1927, through the early
construction years, and in the gradual expansion since
his arrival in 1933 to the point in 1946 when this has
become one of the greatest oil refining organizations
in the world.
Mr. Smith is a good leader, quiet but with a
strong personality and a great fund of common sense,
wisdom, and good judgment. He was an invaluable
steadying influence in the hectic months after the
plant had sustained an attack by submarines and was
in continuing danger.
He has been active in the Rotary Club since its
formation here, and was its president when he left
Aruba. He took a continuous part in church and Sun-
day school activities. He was a leader in recognizing
the great need for additional housing in Aruba, and
in helping to relieve the need through formation of
the Home Building Foundation.
He was always ready to lend his support to em-
ployees' sports activities, and in personal sports he
was a sailing enthusiast for many years, a low-forties
golf player, and a good companion at the "19th hole".
An outstanding characteristic was his close and
sincere interest in the plant and its employees; he was
a familiar figure everywhere. His presence in Aruba
will be missed, but the Company is fortunate in that
his new position in New York will continue his
interest in Lago's progress.
Not a world's record but probably
a Western Hemisphere record was
Lago's crude throughput of 416,015
net barrels during the 24 hours end-
ing at 7:00 a.m. July 24.
The refinery started setting re-
cords during the war, when product-
ion spiralled to keep up with military
requirements, and the rise was cap-
ped on the last day of the war, V-J
Day, August 14, 1945, with a new
Lago record of 359,481 barrels.
(This has been raised several times
It was fitting that a record which
may stand for a long time, 416,015
barrels, was set near the end of the
Aruba career of L. G. Smith, who
did much to raise Lago to its high
position in the oil world.
Adfos, Mr. Smith
Desputs di a traha y biba casi 13 an-
ja na Aruba, L. G. Smith ta bai e luna
aki, lagando atras un vacio como hefe
y hende cu lo ta dificil di yena.
Mr. Smith tabatin di haci cu refineria
for di anja 1927, tempo cu e tabata den
e grupo cu a bin weita unda tabata e
mihor lugar pa lamta un refineria; des-
pues el a sigui su asociaci6n cu Aruba
durante e prom4 anjanan di construc-
ci6n for di New York y despues ora el
a bolbe Aruba como gerente general na
Bao di su direeci6n el a mira e refi-
neria crece te cu awor e ta un di e mas
grandinan di mundo.
Mr. Smith tabata un bon hefe; keto,
yen di sabiduria y bon juicio.
Su influencia tabata fuerte y calman-
te durante anjanan di guirra, tempo cu
plant tabata na peliger tur ora. E ta-
bata praticipante d enhopi actividadnan
di Aruba y el a yuda e problema di
scarsedad di cas, formando Home
Building Foundation (Fondo pa Traha
E tabatin masha entusiasmo pa sport
y e tabata sostene tur actividadnan de-
portivo di empleadonan.
Tur semper e tabata sinceramente in-
(Dots Ildleau that reporter hs trlsed In tip for this issue)
Fernando Do Silv
Hugo de Vrles
Mrs. Ivy Butt.
Jaclnto do Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
lose La Crux
Rlcardo Van IMaeum
...... ........ Electrical
Receiving & Shipping
....... ..... Acid a Edeleanu
L. 0. F.
........ Pressure Still
.............T.R. & Field Shops
........ Powerhouse I & 2
Laboratories I & 2
..... Eso & Lgo Club
Dining Halls (8)
Gas & Poly Plant
..... ... M. &. C. Offlio
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith. Boller & Tin
Colony Service Office
.. ....... Colony Shope
NeAtONAL SAETY, COUNCIL
Prom6 Spirito: Com bini bo ta aki7
Segundo Spirito: Pa via di un desgracia
Fellow-employees of the Lago:
I leave Aruba with considerable regret for I have enjoyed the life
here, made many friends and liked to work with you in the building and
operating of this great enterprise.
You people have done great deeds since 1933 when I first arrived as
General Manager and I have been proud to be your leader. I will always
look back on this period of my life with satisfaction in the thought that
we people of so many nationalities, different cultures and varying back-
grounds could work together harmoniously and efficiently.
The men now in charge of the administration of the Lago have been
my close associates for many years and are very capable and fairminded.
I know they have your interests at heart and will earn your devotion and
respect. The Aruba organization will continue to progress in the future
as it has in the past.
With mixed feelings of sorrow at leaving so many friends and as-
sociations, satisfaction in our accomplishments and keen interest in the
new life and work ahead of me, I bid you "Farewell and Good Luck."
Co-empleadonan di Lago:
Mi ta bai di Aruba cu hopi duele pasobra mi a goza di a biba aki,
mi a haya hopi amigo y mi a gusta di traha hunto cu bosonan den opera-
cion di e gran organizaci6n aki.
Bosonan a haci cosnan grand desde 1933 ora cu mi a yega como
Gerente General y mi tabata orguyoso di ta boso guiador. Semper lo mi
record e period aki den mi bida cu satisfaction, considerando cu nos,
hendenan di tanto nacionalidadnan diferente, di culturanan diferente por
a traha hunto cu tanto harmonia y asina eficazmente.
E hombernan cu ta na cargo di administration di Lago tabata mi
intimo asociadonan durante hopi anja y nan ta masha capaz y masha
husto. Mi sa cu nan lo consider boso interesnan y cu nan lo gana boso
simpatia y respect. E refineria di Aruba lo sigui progress den future mes-
cos cu den pasado.
Cu sintimentonan mixto di tristeza di bai laga tanto amigonan y
asociacionnan, satisfaccion pa loque nos a presta y interest grand den e
bida y trabao nobo cu ta spera mi, mi ta yama boso ,,Adios y Bon Suerte".
teresa den plant y den su empleadonan
y su presencia tabata familiar tur ca-
Adios, Mr. Smith; Aruba lo sinti bo
falta. pero Aruba ta content cu den bo
puesto nobo na New Sork, lo bo sigui
bo interest active den progress di Lago.
Horigan Elected Lago President
At a meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors August 6, L. G. Smith resigned as
a director and as president of the Lago
Oil & Transport Co. Ltd. and General
Manager J. J. Horigan was elected
president of the Company.
Cuidao cu Hermentnan
Di Man Na Mal Estado
Raportnan di desgracia ta sigui re-
corda nos di e echo cu hermentnan di
man na mal estado ta responsible pa
accidentenan cu golpi of herida personal
como resultado. Nos tin pa ehempel e
caso unda un pida staal a kibra bula
fo'i cabez di un moker y penetra den ru-
dia di un homber. Afortunadamente e
pida staal a drenta den e carni moli un
banda di e rudia y asina no a causa
ningun danjo serio. Esaki lo por tabata
u.n diferente storia, podise un man-
camento permanent di e rudia, si e pi-
da staal a logra di drenta bao e bus-
cuchi di rudia. Y tambe nos tin e caso
unda un homber tabata usa un yabi
(wrench) gasta, cu boca habri, pa cera
e bolsnan den un tapadera di ,,man-
hole." E yabi a sleep y e homber a dal
su mes cu punta di e yabi ariba banda
drechi di su care, mas o menos un duim
bao e wowo.
Y asina nos por sigii menciona des-
gracianan cu a worde causA door di her-
ment di man na mal estado. Pero no ta
necesario pa nos haci esey pa por
proba nos caso. E trahadornan y for-
mannan tin, of master tin conocemento
di esey. Nos obheto ta solamente pa
mustra e echo cu hermentnan di man na
mal estado ta causa desgracia. Si e des-
gracianan aki ta pa worde evith, anto
algo master worde haci cu e hermentnan
na mal estado.
Cada forman master percura pa su
trahadornan cumpli cu reglanan esta-
bleci acerca devolvemento di herment-
nan na mal estado pa nan worde dre-
chi, of worde deshaci di nan. E traha-
dornan mester worde sinjA pa inspect
nan hermentnan cu frecuencia y cuidao,
y asina pronto cu cualquier defecto
word descubri, e herment mester wor-
de sacA fo'i servicio y cambii na Central
Tool Room. Pa yuda evita e posibilidad
pa hermentnan asina bai afo atrobe
prome nan a worde drechk e condici6n
di herment na mal estado master worde
raportA na e entregador di herment na
Central Tool Room.
Pa sinja trahadornan con master in-
specta nan hermentnan pa defecto, bon
uso por worde had di un exhibition di
hermentnan na mal estado. Cada defecto
por word discuti detayadamente. Pa
ehempel, papiando over di un kapbijt
cu cabez machicA, por splica con e pi-
danan di metal troci of bira por kibra
bao slag di martin i bula dal un traha-
dor den su cara. Papiando over di yabi-
nan gastA cu boca habri, fo'i midi, e
trahador por worde mustra con facil-
mente un yabi por sleep fo'i e not y
causa dedenan of man kibra.
Ora hermentnan worde mantene na
bon estado, bon producci6n di trabao
ta worde asegura, e trahadornan lo no
bira cansi facilmente y desgracianan
lo worde hopi reduce.
Tene boso wowonan habri pa her-
mentnan na mal estado.
No usa nan; cambia nan pa otro na
The scroll presented to L. 0. Smith by the
Employees, Advisory Committee Is shown below.
With the border In blue, and the large letters
on a yellow background. It Is an attractive
memento from the 29 E. A. C. members who af-
fixed their signatures. The artist was Reynold
deFreltas of T. S. D.
AkI bao nos ta mira e rollo cu Comltt Consut-
tatlvo dl Empleadonan present na L. Smith.
Cu e rand blauw y e letterman pinta ribs geel,
. ta un bunita recuerdo dl e 2S mlembronan dl
Comith, kendenan a firma nan number saba. E
artists ta Reynold de Freltas dl T. S. D.
AUGUST 16, 1946 AtUDA AlSO NEWS
The Employees' Advisory Committee for which elections were held
in June met for the first time July 26. Following the meeting, which
included retiring and Management members, the new elected re-
presentatives posed for the picture at right. In the back row, left
to right, are J. Nunes. C. Bishop. B. Chand, L. Wever, D. Solomon.
H. van Vilet, E. V. Anderson, J. De Vrles, H. Tromp. D. Vlaun.
R. Jack, J. Beaujon, A. Obispo, E. S. Anderson. A. Rasul, P. Wilson,
R. Van Blarcum, and J. Koolman. In the front row, left to right, are
T. Douglas. C. Abraham, J. de Abreu, A. Kalloe, B. Vlapree, K.
Williams, R. Robles, and C. Hernandes. Missing from the picture are
R. Jailal, 0. De Mattos and H. Waver.
Ak 'riba nos ta mira e representantenan elegl
dl a Comltd Consultative dl Empleadonan nobo.
despues dl nan prom6 reunl6n dia 26 dl Jull.
Above, Fleet Captain Roy Stickel of the Yacht Club presents Individual trophies to
the winners In the Oldtimers' Race July 28 (one of whom, facing the camera at center,
turned out to be a young-timer). With Lenny Teagle as jib-tender, Oldtlmer Louis
McReynolds out-sailed the field of former experts. One of the trophies (engraved
coffee mugs) is shown in the inset. Below, Frank Scott, under the fascinated gaze of
three small boys, gets ready to fire the baby cannon (It shoots shotgun shells) that
starts the boat races.
Best record since
May 25, 1946 was
reached June 6.
Best record sinoe
May 25, 1946 was
reached July 28.
Best record since
May 25, 1946 was
reached July 27.
The drawing above shows the highest number of days without a disabling injury for each of the
three departments represented by the safety flags near the Main Gate and Dining Hall. The daily
totals are displayed In white chalk. Henceforth, however, when any group passes its own
previous record, its daily figure will be show n n yellow chalk to call attention to Its record-
breaking safety performance.
AM 'riba nos ta mira e cantidad mas grand dl
dianan sin accident cu p6rdida dl tempo pa
cada un dl a tres departamentonan represents
pa o banderanan di seguridad banda di Main
Gate y Dining Hall. E totalnan diario ta mustrA
cu krlJt blanco. Pero di awor p'adilanti ki era
cu un grupo pasa su record anterior su cantidad
diarle lo word mustrl cu krijt geel, pa hala
atenclon riba su bon record di Segurldad.
Britons, according to Hollywood, are as
proud of Patricia Roc as they are of
that other rock, Gibraltar. If beauty Is
the standard, we see what they mean.
Tied up now with Universal Studios, her
first U. S. product Is the super-western,
TIME FLIES- as Is evident in this old postcard of the schooner dock at Oranjestad. A lonely
place in the late 20's, when this picture was taken, it Is now one of the busiest spots on the
Island. Bringing the matter up to date, it Is near here that "L. G. Smith Boulevard" (see page S)
TEMPO TA BULA- an prueba ta e postal bleuw aki dl e waf chikito na Playa. Un lugar keto
tempo asu portret a word sakA 20 anja pasa, awendia esaki ta un dl e lugarnan di mas actlvldad
dl e Isla. Ta akI hbnda "L. 0. Smith Boulevard" (mira pdgina 5) lo cumlnzA.
AUGUST 16, 1946
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST I16 19"
L. G. SMITH
At Aruba 1933-1946
LAGO OIL 4TQANSPORT COMPANY LTD.
EXPANSION DUING THE ADMINISTRATION
FIRST IALF YEAR OF
AVERAGE ChuoE PUNS B/0-_-_ __... __ /09382 332 ,C
MAXIMUM CRUDE RUN B/0 ..-_- --...- ---- 4-16016
OCerA TANKERS PCEa MONTH__ 25_ e 1
LATW TANKemS PeR MONTH_ N---_ ___ _2.1 33
ELteClrqi Dowe.f CONSUMOTION G/- - --_ 218,ooo 672,000
DRINKING WATEC CONSUMPTION G/0---_ _43,I12. 332,226
CASHIEs's OrFFlC BUSINESS $/MONTH----- -.J(3,100 1,262,000
RETAIL COMMI.AIAY SALES ./MONTH. - __ -_ 2,770 201,210
WHOL.SALS COMMISSARY INVENTORIIES S/MONTH_.44 074. f86348
TOTAL NUMAta OF EMPLOVaes__ _______ ---_ 2o063 7421
CHILDL N BOrN AT LAro HOSPITAL ._________- _14 194
POPULATION OF ARUBA --__________ 7,6/14 39,318
TOTAL CUODE PUN DURINr
L. G. SMITH'S ADMINISTRATION
I, 021, 757,000 .BARcELS
Above at left, a recent portrait.
Above at right, some interesting old-and-new statistics
collected for a memorial booklet that was presented
to Mr. Smith.
Mr. Smith displays a sample
olic of the billionth barrel of
during Lago's Billion Barrel
ceremony March 15, 1945.
F. S. Campbell, then assistant gen-
eral manager, pins a 30-year service
emblem on Mr. Smith June 16, 1943.
He swings at a high one to open a recent softball
Aruba No. I license plate was his
for many years. James Hart is the
With top-ranking U. S. Navy offic-
ers of Aruba and Curacao, he leads
a morale meeting at the Community
Church during the war.
AUGUST 16 1946
In a surprise announcement the evening of August
3, the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. L.C. Kwartsz, stated
that Aruba's "Raad van Politie" (island-council) had
voted that day to give the name of "L. G. Smith"
to a boulevard soon to be built. Symbolic of the
close connection between Oranjestad and Lago, he
said, the new thoroughfare will extend from the
harbor area east along the waterfront to join the
main road where it leaves the city in the direction
of San Nicolas and the refinery.
Dia 3 di Augustus Gezaghebber di Aruba, Dr. L. C.
Kwartsz a participh cu Eilandsraad di Aruba a vota
e dia ey pa duna e number di "L. G. Smith" na un
boulevard cu lo worde trahA pronto. Como simbolo
di e conecci6n entire Oranjestad y Lago el a bisa,
e boulevard lo corre di waf, sigui p'ariba na canto
di lamar pa uni mas aleeuw cu e caminda grand pa
San Nicolas y refineria.
The opposite page. In observance of L. G. Smith's departure from Aruba, recalls a few scenes
Srom his life and work here In past years. This page shows some highlights among his flat
honors and farewells. Above (standing second from left) he requests Governor Kasteel (far right)
to express his tanks to Her Majesty, Queen Wllhelmina, for the honor conferred upon him with
the decoration of Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau. "The things you mention", he
said, "have been accomplished by the Lago organization and not by me alone. I have a very
high regard for the people of Aruba and shall always remember our experiences here with a
great deal of pleasure and satisfaction". In the foreground, backs to camera, are J. Noordayn
of Shell, Henny Eman of the Legislature, and Lago Comptroller T. C. Brown. Around the circle
to Mr. Smith's left Ire Mrs. Kasteel, the Governor's aide, Lt. Governor Kwartsa, and Mrs. Smith.
A civic-mlnded man, Mr. Smith has always been ready to assist any worthy community effort.
At left he lays a stone during the cornerstone ceremonies at the new Methodist Church August 1.
Above, he addresses the congregation, stating his strong belief in religion's important function
of building and sustaiing the moral character of a community.
The pictures below show a picnic at which farewell gifts Included a
Buick sedan, a silver tea service, a dice cup for his lighter moments
(it is being initiated below), a testimonial booklet (he admires It at
far right), and a lapel watch for Mrs. Smith from the Women's Club.
presented by Mrs. W. Rafloski. At lower right corner, CuraCao's Gov.
ernor Kasteel makes the principal speech of the evening. With seriousness
that was spiced with excellent humor, he expertly stated the Territory's
sense of loss in Mr. Smith's transfer to New York.
En coneccl6n cu L. 0. Smith su biamento dl
Aruba, nos ta record algan escena di su bida
y trabao durante e ultimo anjanan riba e p-
gina en frente. E pglina aki ta mustra algun
di su honornan final y despedidanan. Riba e
portret mas arlba e ta pidlendo Gouverneur
Kastell d gradilc La Reina Wilhelmina pa e
honor grand ou el a riclbl cu su condecoraci6n
como Ridder den Orde dl Oranje Nassau. .,Tur
loque be a mental el a bisa. .,ta cosnan cu or.
ganlzacl6n dl Lago a logra y no aml so. MI
ta aprecla hendenan dl Aruba masha y semper
Io ml record mi experienclanan aki cu masha
placer y satisfaccl6n". DI lemba nos ta mira J.
Noorduyn di Shell, Henny Eman di Staten y T. C.
Brown dl Accounting. Na banda robeo di Mr.
Smith, Sea. Kasteel, Adjudante di Gouverneur.
OGeaghebber Kwartsz y Sra. Smith.
Arlba, na banda robez. Sr. Smith ta pone un
pledra durante e ceremonla dl ponomento di pro.
m6 pledra na e Misa di Methodlstnan dia 1 di
Augustus. Aki 'riba, e ta papla na e grupo, dl
su kerenento firm den importancia dl religion
pa por traha y mantene karakter moral dl un
E portretnan ski beo ta mustra un picnic dl
despedlda, na cual regalonan a word presentU.
Mas abao na banda drechi Gouvrnemur Kasteel.
ta papla e speech di mas important dl a atardl.
lamentando Mr. Smith su blamento.
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AMrA" ESSO NBWS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS AUGUST 16. 1946
A AROUND THE PLANT
Humphrey MacDonald, of the Foundry, was
married July 27, to Beatrice Beache. His friends
are seen above presenting him with a cocktail
set and as a gift to his bride they also gave
him a vanity set. Hugh McGibbon is making the
Clement St. Aubyn smles his pleasure as he
receives a wedding gift July 24 from Robert
Vint. general supervisor of clubs. The gift,
complete portable bar, was from Lago Club
employees and Esse Club offle employees. It
was accompanied by a printed scroll honoring
the occasion. Mr. St. Aubyn was married two
days later to Miss Lillian Hill.
Surrounded by his friends of the Plaat Com.
missary. Augusto Reyes is seen below receiving
from Plant Commissary foreman Frank CCe-
carelll a handsome cocktail mixing set as a
wedding gift. Augusto was married to Carleta
Victoria Becker in the Church of San Francisco
in Oraniestad, July st. A reception followed the
wedding at Soceterolaan where the couple plans
"C.Y.I." ~ From page 1
signboard over old Equipment Inspec-
tion office vicinity of Poly Plant.
Harold Joseph, Fls. 15.00, protective
measures against rain Esso Heights
George Asregadoo, FIs. 20.00, device
for insect trap for Hydroponics area.
Clement Soobrian, Fls. 15.00, install-
ation of glass panel or porthole in flush
panel door of T.S.D. stenographic dep-
Martin Richardson, Fls. 20.00, install
guards over moving parts in elevator
Carmelo Semeleer, FIs. 20.00, install
gas bleed press gauge on panel No. 15
Aquiles Leon, Fls. 15.00, install step-
ladder against C02 gas storage tank
south of Main Electric Shop.
Herman Hennep, FIs. 20.00, install
glass panels in doors at Hospital.
Mohammed Rohoman, Fls. 10.00,
relocate shut-off valves on airlines to
No. 1 and No. 2 L. P. air compressor
Mohammed Rohoman, Fla. 10.00, in-
stall emergency stop switches panel
board No. 1 and No. 2 H. P. air
Merlin Fisk, Fls. 15.00, rotate subway
grating 90" in separator area-Combin-
ation Units 1 to 8.
Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 15.00,
provide goggles to employees for taking
Ivan Bacchus, Fls. 10.00, install light
over or relocate telephone at Lago
Heights Dining Hall.
Edwin Niekoop, Fls. 10.00, install
vent at sewer in front of No. 9 High
Reginald Hartogh, Fls. 15.00, install
extra blockvalve on debut, overhead
drum vent gas to burner line LEAR.
Themas Quashie, Fls. 10.00, install
Arnold Lewis, of the Central Tool
Room, said goodbye to his wife July 20.
Mrs. Lewis went to New York for a one
year course in beautician work.
Abdul Syed will leave his desk in No.
1 Powerhouse August 19 to take his
long vacation in the States. With him
will go his daughter Doreen, who plans
to enter the Fisher Business School in
Walter Martin of the Field Machinists.
married Almeda Pilgrim of St. Vincent,
July 27. The couple plans to live in
John Francisco, Esso News reporter
for the Colony Commissary, is off on a.
two-month vacation to his home in
British Guiana where he will be reunited
with his two children who are in school
there. John will return to work about
the first of October.
Calvin Hassell, Esso News reporter
for the M. & C. Office, will leave for
a four- week vacation August 19. Cal-
vin intends to spend his time here in
L.G.S. TRANSFER Cont. from page 1
Gordon's office. The following year he
was appointed general manager of the
Aruba refinery, arriving here October
19, 1933. On June 6, 1934 he became a
director of the Lago Oil & Transport
Co.; he was elected vice-president
February 24, 1942, and president July
Mr. Horigan joined the Company in
November, 1920, starting work in the
Engineering department of the Trans-
continental Oil Company at Tampico,
Mexico. From 1921 to 1928 he was in
the General Engineering department,
occupied with both office and con-
In 1928 he was sent to Cuba to super-
vise refinery construction work there,
and the following year was made sup-
erintendent. In May, 1936 he was trans-
ferred to the Argentine as president of
Cia. Nativa de Petroleos, the Argentine
refining organization. He came to Aru-
ba December 7, 1942 as assistant gen-
O. Mingus came to Aruba in 1930 as
assistant process foreman in the Light
Oils Finishing Department. Since then
he has been connected with practically
all of the plants or operations in the
Process Department. He rose to be div-
ision superintendent in the Process
Department's Western Division, and
later held the same position in the
Eastern Division. He was made process
superintendent in 1945.
He recently returned from a training
period at Harvard Business School
where, in line with the Company policy
of developing leaders from within the
organization, he took an executive
F. E. Griffin joined the Mexican
Petroleum Company at New Haven,
Conn. February 6, 1928. He came to
Aruba in September. 1929 as a 2nd class
oil inspector, and the following month
became a 2nd class helper at the Pres-
sure Stills. He progressed through var-
ious posts, and in 1936 became as-
sistant general foreman of the Pressure
Stills, and then general foreman. In
March, 19a7 he was made general fore-
man of L.O.F., and in 1939 assistant
division superintendent of L.O.F. When
the present change was made he was
serving as division superintendent
K. E. Repath started with the Mexican
Petroleum Company of Louisiana at
Destrehan August 1, 1921. In May, 1923
he transferred to Huasteca at Tampico,
where he remained for 15 years. In
August, 1938 he came to Aruba as
process foreman L.O.F., and has been
serving as assistant division superin-
tendent since February, 1945.
Above, F. P. Griffin. newly-appointed process
superintendent. Below, K. E. Repath, now div-
ision superintendent (Western Division).
salt water line at slop operator pump-
Reginald Hartogh, Fls. 10.00, change
water draw-off lines on debutanizer
overhead and splitter overhead drums:
Alpha Huckleman, Fls. 20.00, revised!
system of handling "ships' cases" at
Byron Richards, Fls. 10.00, install.
drinking facilities at Utility Dock.
Fernando Richards, FIs. 20.00, rubber
stamp for use at Dispensary.
Albert Pomeroy, Fla. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at 12" segregation valve
in bunker line at Loading Pumphouse.
Long Service Awards
Candlto Koek, M. a C. Admln.
Employed: June, 1925
All service In Aruba
Crsme Kock, Marine Wharves
Employed) June, 1S2S
All service In Aruba
A wharfinger in Marine Wharves,
Jan Ras received a 20-Year button in
June, but was not available for a pic-
ture. Employed in June, 1925, all of his
service has been in Aruba.
Rec. & Shipping
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
August 1-15 Friday, August 23
Friday, August 9
"Traffic in Aruba", a 16-
page summary of Company
traffic regulations, Govern-
ment motor vehicle laws, and
the Government and Company
requirements for driver's licens-
es, is now available at the Lago
The book may be used as a
guide by those who drive cars
or as an instructional handbook
by those desiring to obtain
licenses. In addition to the
traffic laws and license require-
ments, and a section on the
pass system, it contains all the
international road signs used
here in full color and some
cartoons illustrating dangerous
practises while driving.
Anyone desiring one of
these pamphlets may get one
by applying in person at the
Lago Police Office.
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AUGUST 16. 1946
AUGUST 16. 1946 ARUSA ff50 NEWS
a wrong way
The picture at the top shows a good
type of simple connection a very
short line to drain in order to get a re-
presentative sample. The second picture
shows a poor type of sample connection
- arrows point to the long extension
of line from which oil must be drained
away to the sewer before a good sample
of product travels from the tank or line
to the sample outlet.
Draining this line each time a sample
is taken may lose only a few gallons
a day, but there are hundreds of sample
connections in the plant, and thousands
of samples are taken every day. Small
losses at points like this add up to large
losses in a very short period of time.
The Refinery Loss Committee is
studying this form of loss, but with
countless possibilities for waste
throughout the refinery, the committee
asks the cooperation of all employees.
Men in the Process Department are
cooperating. However, an employee need
not be in the Process Department to
detect losses: in recent weeks five re-
ports of serious losses have been turned
in by men in other departments.
Surinam Club Celebrates
A "Fancy Fair" is the title attached
to the four-day festivities slated at the
Surinam Clubrooms August 23, 24, 25,
On the program will be pageants and
tableaux depicting the various races
and nationalities represented in the
Caribbean area in their folk costumes.
Included too, will be a magician, a
fortune teller, and the "Human Spider".
Music for the celebration will be
furnished by two bands, Speen's Jivers,
and the Latino Band. A good time is
promised by Surinam Club members to
ail who come.
Picnics are picnics, but when a party
of young folks takes its own band
(services donated by the Silver Rhythm
Orchestra) to furnish the music and
leaves the Colony in a bus especially
loaned by M. Viana for the purpose, the
next thing that might be expected would
be that they would build their own pic-
nic site. It proved to be unnecessary,
however, for the use of his Palm Beach
cabana was loaned August 4 by Captain
J. Beaujon. The festivities progressed
through the day with all present enjoy-
ing themselves immensely.
SPORT PARK CRICKET
(Standings as of August 4)
West Indian 2
Golden Arrow 3
British Guiana 2
St. Eustatius 3
Sport Park 2
St. Eustatius 127
Golden Arrow 141 (at 6 p.m.)
Dominica 191 for all (draw)
British Guiana 209 for 5
Sport Park 156
Cambridge 47 and 63 for 3 wkta.
Victoria 38 and 68
Grenada 102 and 58 for 4
St. Eustatius 38 and 46
West Indian 234 for 9
Golden Arrow 139
Announced August 9 was a "Coin
Your Ideas" award of Fls. 200 to Lazlo
Boros for a suggestion that reduced a
serious loss to the refinery in the load-
ing of ships.
It was found that loading lines ex-
tending to elevations above low level
in the tanks were drained to the ships
without these quantities being measured
as part of the ship's cargo. The install-
ation of block valves beyond the tanks,
as suggested by Mr. Boros, prevents
The refinery Loss Committee believes
there is a fertile field for worthwhile
"C.Y.I." suggestions in the program of
reducing refinery losses, and encourages
all employees to think along these lines.
And Officers Chosen
The Employees' Advisory Committee
elected its officers and appointed sub-
committees for the coming year in a
caucus meeting July 26. The chair for
the coming term of office will be oc-
cupied by B. K. Chand of the Store-
house. Acting as vice-chairman will be
L. Wever of the Labor Department, and
as secretary, C. Bishop of Colony Oper-
ations (M. & C.).
On the Cost of Living Sub-Committee,
which discusses with Management any
problems arising on this subject, are J.
De Abreau (chairman), A. Kalloo, C.
Hernandez, T. Douglas, J. Koolman, and
D. Solomon. To run the activities at the
Lago Sport Park, the Sub-Committee
includes B. Viapree as chairman, F.
Dirksz, R. Jailal, J. De Vries, E. Huckle-
man, and G. Lawrence. The Commissary
Sub-Committee will be composed of R.
van Blarcum as chairman, C. Abraham,
A. Rasul, J. Nunes, and C. Hernandez.
The E.A.C. representative on the
Plant Safety Committee will be B. Via-
pree. The elected representatives on the
E.A.C. Safety Sub-Committee are R.
Robles, A. Obispo, and D. Vlaun. The
Safety Sub-Committee is a joint com-
mittee with both elected and Manage-
ment appointed representatives, which
discusses and recommends measures to
correct various safety hazards.
Announced August 10 was the
engagement of Miss Oris Williams of
the Utilities Administration Office, and
Woodward Mills of the Instrument Dep-
artment. The date for the wedding has
not yet been set.
W. Smith 93
M. Dalrymple 100
J. Cox 142
T. Johnson 75
G. Sealy 107
S. Bacchus 77
K. Perrotte 6.1
C. Emanuel 6
C. Worrel 21.4
L. Alexander 13
W. Smith 10.7
W. Knight 8.2
C. Buntin 4
New Korfball Knockout Started
Korfball fans should see plenty of
action when the beginning of Septem-
ber rolls around. The Aruba Korfball
Bond has announced another knockout
competition, with a cup donated by J. H.
Croes of the Aurora Bar as the prize.
Victoria vs. Xerxes (Game 'A')
Sparta vs. Falcon (Game 'B')
Jong Holland vs. T.O.F. (Game 'C')
Winner 'A' vs. Winner 'B' (Game 'D')
Winner 'C' vs. Winner 'D'
All of the games will be played on
the Jong Holland Fied at Santa Cruz.
Four-Way Football League Starts
With the opening matches played at
Lago Heights and Santa Cruz, a new
four-team football competition started
August 11. It is called the Viana Round
Robin Competition and a cup donated
by M. Viana will go to the winning team
at the end of play. The four teams
battling for the cup are British, Guiana,
Surinam, Trinidad, and Jong Holland.
A committee composed of the manager
and captain of each team has been ap-
pointed and is carrying on the work of
In the first matches British Guiana
beat Trinidad 5-1 at Lago Heights
Field, and at Santa Cruz, Surinam beat
Jong Holland by 2-0, August 11.
The remainder of the schedule:
Jong Holland vs. Trinidad (Lago
Surinam vs. B. G. (Santa Cruz)
Trinidad vs. Surinam (Lago Heights)
Jong Holland vs. B. G. (Santa Cruz)
Below is the Lago Sport Park sub-committee of
the Employee.' Advisory Committee, which met
for the first time last week to discuss arrage-
ments for the August S1 Olympiad. Left to right
are George Lawrence, Edney Huckieman, Bedri
Vlapree, Just deVries, and Rupert Jallal.
Missing from the picture Is Frederick Dirku.
Jong Holland, shown above, and Surinam (below) are two of the teams which will compete In
the newly formed football competition between B. 0., Trinidad, Surinam and Jong Holland. Taken
some time before the competition started, this picture shows the teams during a game which
ended in a 1-1 draw July 20. Playing for Jong Holland were, back row, S. Lopez, M. Croes, R.
Croes, Grees. F. Croes (chairman), J. Pena. M. Vries. 1. Croes. M. Maduro. in front are
J. Koolman. F. Maduro, L. Croes, J. Alberts, T. Croes, and L. Wever. Included in the Surinam
team are J. Loysner(Mgr.), C. Juda, A. Lo-Nln.-Hing, H. Nahar, W. lehtveld, S. MalmberS, F.
Ands, J. Outlet, and H. van Buchove. In the front row are 0. Strange, H. Strange, H. Nassy, A.
Slaw-A-Klam, A. ersen out. Samuel Rairoop took the pictures.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 16. 1946
ARUBA ESO NEWS
Rapid Progress Made
On 67 New H.B.F. Homes
An announcement recently released
by the Home Building Foundation
brought news to employees on the
waiting list for the purchase of the 67
six-room houses being constructed in
San Nicolas by the Foundation.
The new development lies directly
north of the Lago Sport Park on a des-
irable piece of San Nicolas property,
and is laid out in lots of approximately
400 square meters. The homes will face
wide paved roads and sidewalks install-
ed by the Government for the Home
They are to be sold to employees who
are on the H.B.F. waiting list, and will
cost about Fls. 7,800. A minimum cash
down-payment of one-third is required,
with the balance handled by mortgage
with the Aruba Bank. The houses will
not be rented. Houses offered to anyone
on the waiting list who does not wish to
purchase at this time will be offered to
the next person on the list.
Neat new homes, with wide paved streets and sidewalks, is what the Home Building Foundatlion
offers tn prospective purchasers of the 67 houses being built north of the Sport Park. Construction
is going ahead rapidly.
Radar and Diving Chamber
To Be Used in Search for Oil i%'-\ M WJ'
Petroleum scientists, equipped with
a diving chamber and using radar to
plot their positions, soon will launch a
search for oil in the rock and sand be-
neath the surface of 2,000 square miles
of water in the northwestern Bahamas.
The exploration will be conducted by
Standard Oil Company (Bahamas)
Limited, a subsidiary of Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey), in the shallow
waters north of Grand Bahama Island.
East of West Palm Beach, Florida, and
separated from the mainland by the
relatively deep water of the Florida
straits, the site is in a section of the
Atlantic Ocean where the water in most
places is less than 20 feet deep.
The engineers will sink the diving
chamber at various points in the area
to map the ocean floor. The diving
chamber will house an operator and a
gravity meter, an instrument that
measures the pull of gravity, furnishes
indications of the type of rocks below
the ocean bed and indirectly provides
information as to the presence of oil.
If geophysical reports are favorable,
over-water rigs will be erected later for
On the surface, the use of radar will
permit the geophysicists to plot the site
of all tests with improved accuracy.
Radar targets 50 feet high will be set
up at strategic points in the exploration
area. These targets, picked up on the
radar screen aboard the equipment boat,
will enable the navigator to determine
The diving chamber to be used is
cylindrical in shape, six feet high and
weighs about two tons. It is equipped
with various safety devices, including a
safety hatch and a compressed air blow-
er which can be used to free the
chamber if it becomes mired in mud
The operator in the chamber is in
constant telephone communication with
his associates aboard ship.
In the search for possible reservoirs
of petroleum beneath the blue waters
Featuring on the cover a color photo-
graph of F. W. Abrams, S. O. (N.J.)
board chairman, a recent issue of
Business Week reviews the "Standard
Oil" story, tracing the history and evo-
lution of the various companies that
were units of Standard Oil before the
Noting that there is abundant evidence
that the companies are in competition
with each other, the article points out
that, despite efforts by each company to
emphasize its individuality, three-
fourths of the public fail to distinguish
among them. A separate "box" lists the
foreign operations of some of the com-
panies, showing certain instances where
they are associated in a common venture.
As to the Rockefeller interests in the
companies, the article reveals that the
Securities and Exchange Commission
lists only one instance Standard of
Ohio in which holdings of the Rocke-
feller family, trusts of foundations
exceed ten per cent.
Eugene Holman, Jersey president, has
been named to the special 15-man cor
mittee to study and recommend "the
type of organization and scope of autho-
rity and function of the new National
Petroleum Council". The Council, on
which Mr. Holman, and Humble presi-
dent H. C. Wiess will serve, was orga-
nized at the suggestion of President Tru-
man as an advisory group to the Depart
ment of the Interior's new Oil and Gas
of the Bahamas, the oil men are using
a vessel formerly operated by the
Canadian Navy in anti-submarine work.
The 112-foot ship, the Stanba, is one of
the first craft ever to be equipped with
radar in the search of oil.
SGerente General di Lago
L. G. Smith Ta Bai Despues
Di 13 Anja na Aruba
Tanto ta Aruba como Lago a perde
un homber prominent dia 11 di Augus-
tus ora cu Gerente General L. G. Smith
a bai. Despues di a complete casi 13
anja dirigiendo un di e refinerianan di
mas grand di mundo, awor e ta bai
S s^ ^B ocup& un puesto den oficina di Standard
Oil Company (N. J.) na New York, un-
da lo e cobrdina construction di un re-
fineria nobo na Venezuela y tambe otro
actividadnan di e refinerianan di e Com-
pania na estranheria.
Sr. Smith ta un figure bien-conoci
den hopi aspectonan di bida di isla y di
Compania. E tabata active den Rotary
,,...... for di tempo cu el a worde form na
Aruba y dia el a bai e tabata su presi-
Successor di Sr. Smith como Gerente
General ta J. J. Horigan, antes Sub-
-., -. Gerente General. Den un reunion di Di-
rectornan cu a tuma lugar dia 6 di
Augustus, Sr. Smith a tuma su retire
Progreso Grandi Riba Casnan
Di Home Building Foundation
Recientemente u.i anuncio haci pa
Home Building Foundation (Fondo pa
Traha Cas) a duna bon noticia na em-
pleadonan riba list pa cumpramento di
e 67 casnan di 6 kamber cu e Found-
ation ta trahando na San Nicolas.
E lugar ta net pa Noord di Lago
Sport Park 'riba un terreno agradable,
parti na pidanan di mas o menos 400
metro cuadra cada uno. E casnan lo ta
na canto di caminda y aceranan
hancho cu Gobierno lo traha pa Home
Nan lo word bendi na empleadonan
cu ta ribs e list y nan lo costa mas o
menos Fls. 7,800. Alomenos un tercera
parti mester worde pagi unbez y e res-
to lo worde regli cu hypotheek cerca
Aruba Bank. E casnan lo no worde ge-
huur. Si un empleado riba list no ta
desea di cumpra un cas awor, e cas lo
word ofreci na esun cu ta siguie riba
Jersey Regains I G. Patents
A final decree requiring the Alien
Property Custodian to return to Stan-
dard Oil Company (N. J.) and three af-
filiates all patents and patent rights
acquired from I. G. Farbenindustrie
prior to the outbreak of the war in
Europe in 1939, was entered in the
United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York July 6.
The decree climaxed a civil action
brought by Jersey, Standard Oil Devel-
opment Company, Standard Catalytic
Company, and Jasco, Inc., to recover
patents and shares of stock which were
siezed bU the Alien Property Custodian
in 1942 and 1944.
Complete ownership of 368 of the
patents, 46 per cent of the total num-
ber involved, was awarded to Jersey.
Jersey was also awarded exclusive lic-
ensing rights in the oil refining field
with respect to an additional 24 per
cent (176 patents) a total of 70 per cent
of the patents involved in the suit.
como director y president y Sr. Horigan
a worde elegi como Presidente di Lago
Oil & Transport Co.
Plans for the construction of a new
$ 65,000,000 refinery, one of the largest
and most modern in Venezuela, have
been announced by Creole Petroleum
Corporation. It is expected the refinery
will be located on Paraguana Island in
Amuay Bay in western Venezuela. The
Amuay plant, originally planned for
Turiamo, will have an estimated capaci-
ty of 60,000 barrels a day. The new
plant brings Creole's total daily refinery
capacity to an estimated 120,000 barrels
a day. The company's Caripito refinery
in eastern Venezuela has a capacity of
approximately 50,000 barrels a day,
while the La Salina refinery in Mara-
caibo has a capacity of about 10,000
barrels a day.
With appropriate hymnn and prayers, th* Methodlst Church laid the conrston"e Of Christ Church
In San Nicholas August 1. The Reverends . ln.Atrs V. Doaw, W. J. Barrtt L., CriSton.
and Murdo McDonald participated In the ceremonies with the Methodist Church's Reverend .
Hnward Them.s, and the cornarstene wa laid by H. A. Hessiln representlng Lt. Governor L. C.
Kwartsz ("a picture above). elow, a view of the large congr.egattlon that joined in the service.
Among the gues onthe platform were L. a. Smith. J. W. Woodward. and S. Tagle of Lago's