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VOL. 7, No. 12 PUBLISHED BY THE LA
j(AROUND THE PLANT 4
The hand of ill fortune fell heavily on
Augustine Johnson of the Pipe Depart-
ment August 8. He drew his pay, then
went to work in the vicinity of Tank
No. 180. At the end of the shift Augus-
tine looked in his pocket for his 86
guilders and it was gone. If anyone has
found the monye and will return it to
him he will be deeply grateful.
Recently returned from enjoying his
long vacation in Trinidad is A. Taitt, of
the Esso Dining Hall.
Chinese and Turks foxtrot, even "jitterbug" at
the Surinam Club fair. In the background are
Hugh Ferrol of the Powerhouse und Susie Sno;
in the foreground, Carmen Slijngaard of the Elec-
trcal Office, and Humphrey Cabenda. For more
pictures of the fair, see page 3.
A group of his friends bade good-bye
to Abdul Syed, of No. 1 Powerhouse, and
his daughter Doreen at a party at their
home just before they left for the States
recently. Speeches were made, gifts were
presented to Doreen and her father, and
the guests were treated to some excel-
lent food and drink. Present at the party
were Mr. and Mrs. C. St. Aubyn, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Butts, Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Bacchus, Mr. and Mrs. Fung-A-Fat, Mr.
and Mrs. B. K. Chand, C. De Souza,
N. Singh, T. Scott, S. Gouveia, E. Bac-
chus, and Misses Hodge, Gibbs and Mo-
hammed. Acting as M.C. was B. Chand.
Pedrito Wilson of the Esso Dining
Hall left August 16 to spend his long
vacation traveling through the Dutch
Alvin Holter of the Hospital left Sep-
tember 6 for Surinam where he will
spend his long vacation.
Demlnico F. Oduber of Accounting (below) was
presented with his 20-year button almost on the
exact anniversary of the start of his service In
S2aS. Receiving the award August 21, he had
completed 20 years without a single deductible
Dominico F. Oduber di Accounting a haya su
baton dl srbishi dl 20 anja casl 'riba e mes un
lecha acu a cumlnza traha na anja 192. Dia
S1 di Augustus el a haya su boton, cumpllendo
20 anja dl serviclo sin ningun ausencia deducibel
for di su sirbishl.
After a three week trip to Colombia
which included a bus ride to Cartagena
and a paddleboat trip to Medellin, Cor-
nelis Nordwijk of the Boiler Shop return-
ed to Aruba July 27.
Cornelis travelled through parts of
the country and visited a half-dozen
cities and towns. He ended his stay with
a four day paddleboat trip up the Mag-
dalena river from Barranquilla to Medel-
lin, and after a three day stay there he
returned to Aruba July 27.
The month of September turned into
a popular one for employees of the
Drydock to start their long vacations.
A total of seven of the ship-repair men
left or will leave during the month. First
to go was tinsmith Johannes Hopmans
who left for ten weeks September 2.
Luis Boekhoudt, a pipefitter, started
four weeks September 6. Paulus Geer-
man, a welder, left September 7. Pipe-
fitter Caspar Faro and rigger Basilio
Lampe are going to leave September 9.
Alphonse Thijsen will put down his
carpenter tools September 16. And the
last long vacation for the month will go
to Antonio Rasmijn, who will fit no pipe
for nine weeks starting September 23.
J. J. Rach of the Hospital left August
26 for a five-week vacation in his home
town of Paramaribo, Surinam. He plans
to spend the time with his family there.
Antolino Tromp of Personnel married
Rosa Habibe at St. Franciscus' Church
in Oranjestad August 29. A reception
followed at the bride's home.
A seldom-seen 50-years service button,
studded with four diamonds, was pre-
sented last month to C. P. Ford, retiring
office manager of Standard's Virginia
division. Mr. Ford started his career
with the Company as an office boy when
he was 16 years old.
Frank W. Abrams, Jersey board chair- -
man, has been elected to the Board ofj
Trustees of the National Planning Asso-Nl
ciation. This is a non-profit, non-politi-
cal group, organized to promote a sound
national policy by pooling the broad
experience and knowledge of leaders
from all branches of the American eco-
nomy. Elected with Mr. Abrams were
William Green of A.F.L., Philip Murray
of C.I.O., Harry A. Bullis, president of
General Mills, and ex-government offi-
cial Leon Henderson.
Long Service Awards
GO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
Two organization changes were an-
nounced in the Process Department in
August. G. L. MacNutt was transferred
to the Western Division of the Process
Department as assistant division super-
intendent in charge of the Light Oils
Finishing Division, and C. J. Griffin was
promoted to the position of assistant
division superintendent in charge of the
Mr. MacNutt came to Aruba as a first
class helper on the Pressure Stills in
1929. He attained the position of process
foreman in 1939 Mr. Griffin started in
Aruba in 1934 as a third class operator
on the Pressure Stills. In 1938 he became
an operator in the Hydro-Alky Plant
and became process foreman in 1941.
Absences for Crop Cultivation
Are Authorized Without Penalty
This year, as in the past, the A.W.O.
L. policy will be waived for four days
in the case of those employees desig-
nated by the Government as having land
on which crops may be grown. Men in
this group are allowed four days off
without pay before January 1, 1947.
Two of the allowable days are usually
taken immediately after the first heavy
rain, and need not be reported to fore-
men in advance. The other two days are
taken from four to eight weeks later in
order to cultivate the crops, and these
days require permission obtained in
SEPTEMBER 6. 1946
Cuater Dia Liber sin Pago
Permit na Plantadornan
Mescos eu anja paseo, e anja ski tam-
be tin cuater dia riba cualnan e p6liza
di A.W.O.L. lo no word sigui pa e
empleadonan design pa Gobierno co-
mo donjonan di tera riba cual nan por
plant. E hombernan cu ta pertenece na
e grupo aki tin permiso pa keda cas
cuater dia sin pago, prom6 cu dia 1 di
Generalmente nan to. tuma dos di e
cuater dianan permit unbez despues di
e prome yobida grand, y nan no tin no-
di di report na forman di p'adilanti.
E otro dos dianan ta word tumn di
cuater a ocho siman despues, pa por
cultivar e cosecha, y pa e don dianan aki
si mester pidi permiso di antemano.
Caminda tabata necesario foreman-
nan a haya listanan cu ta mustra cual
empleadonan ta elegibel pa e dianan di
ausencia pa plantamento.
Where necessary, foremen have been
provided with lists indicating which
employees are eligible for these author-
ized farming absences.
"Education on wheels" was the theme
at the Light Oils Department's class-
room August 29 as the building was
moved with a class in session. In-
structor Garvice Roby and his students
never missed a recitation as the Labor
Department put the classroom on rollers
and moved it 50 feet to make way for
a new building.
"Oranjestad" became the name of the first of the new K.L.M. DC-4's In the West Indian service,
when Mrs. John G. Eman broke a bottle of champagne over the nose wheel of the big ship at
Dakota Field. August 14. In a short speech, L. F. Bouman, above, head of the West Indies section
of the K.L.M., said the reason Aruba had been chosen as the christening place was that it had
become the hub of the West Indies service. Mr. Bouman also said Mrs. Eman had been asked
to christen the plane because of the great assistance given by her late husband to K.L.M. when
the service was starting. A.M. Schutte spoke for Lt. Governor Kwartsz, expressing Aruba's pride
in the honor that had come to it. Codfrled Eman, who heads the local K.L.M. agency, also gave
a short talk. Service with the new ship began in the last week in August and delivery is expected
on other DC-4's in the near future. Below, the huge plane Is seen with the Dakota station building
and the audience of nearly 500 in the background.
"Oranjestad" ta number di e prome avian DC-4 dl 42 pasahero Cu K.L.M. Is usa pa serviclo di
West-Indie. E avion a word batiza cu e better dl champaAa traditional pa Sra. Viuda di John
G. Eman, na vliegveld Dakota. dia 14 dl Augustus. Den un discurso certico L. F. Bowman, riba
e portret aki 'riba a a b cu e motlbo cu Aruba ta e lugar unda e avion a word batlza ta pasebra
cu Aruba a blra e centro di e serviclo den West-lndl. Sr. Bouwman a bisa tambe cu Sra. Eman
a word escogi pa madrina di e avion come un prueba dl reconocimento pa tur leque so esposo
difunto a hacl pa K.L.M. A. M. Schutte a papla na lugar di Gouverneur Kwartsz. expresando Aruba
su orguyo dl e honor cu a toque. Godfried Eman, hbfe di agencla local, tambe a papla un discurse
cortico. E avion nobo a drenta den servicio na fin dl Augustus y muy pronto M.L.M. ta spera en-
trega dl mas DC-4. Aki baD e avion gigantesco y mas atras e edificlo dl Dakota veld y multitude
dl esnan cu a presencii e ceremonla.
Rec. & Shipping
Rec. & Shipping
Mason & Insul.
2 AAUBA ESSONWS SEPTEMBER 6. Iso
A a Q (A N E w
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, September 27. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, September 20
SPrund by Th. Cns.o Counat. Curta. N W.I
Accident reports point out over and over that defective
hand tools are responsible for accidents resulting in personal
injuries. There is, for instance, the case where a chip flew
off the head of a sledge hammer and became lodged in a
man's knee. Luckily the piece of steel found its way into
the fleshy part of the knee and did not cause any serious
damage. It could have been an entirely different story
- perhaps a permanent disability of the knee if the
splinter had succeeded in entering under the knee cap.
Another accident of this sort occurred when a man was
using a worn out wrench with the jaws spread open to
tighten the bolts on a manhole plate. The wrench slipped
off the nut and hit him in the face just below the eye.
One of the most dangerous bad tool conditions is
shown in the photograph. Arrows point to the hanging
curls of metal
and fly into a
that can easily
break off under a blow,
Every supervisor should enforce definite rules about
turning in defective tools for repairs or discard. Employees
must be trained to inspect their tools carefully, and as soon
as defects are noticed, the tool should be taken out of
service and replaced at the Central Tool Room. To help
safeguard against such tools going out into the field again
before they are repaired, their defective condition should
be reported to the Central Tool Room attendant.
WATCH FOR DEFECTIVE TOOLS DO NOT USE THEM.
TURN THEM IN FOR GOOD TOOLS.
Grupo di 1944 a Gana
Content cu nan victoria contra un oponiente
fUrte, grupo No. 2d Is di k di 944 ta par.
pa sake portret despues dl e wega final dl e
Tournament dl Futbal pa Aprendlzauin. Nan a
ena 4-2. Pard: M. Young, R. Dirks. F. Wil-
lons, F. German., Thjlsien, C. Maduro, C.
PCnso., 0. Falceni. uandus. Na rudia:
Captain a. Kelly, A. Verst.
Gui& pa captain Gabriel Kelly cu a
pasa dos, di e cueter goalnan cu a haci
nan gana, grupo No. 2 di e klas di 1944
a bati grupo No. 3 den e wega final cu
a tuma lugar riba Hassell Field dia 16
di Augustus, despues di un tournament
di un luna y mei.
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned lia tip for this Issue)
Fernando Da Silva
Hugo de Vries
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Jose La Cruz
Iicardo Van Blarcumn
It.a cving & Shljping
Acid & Edeieanu
L. 0. F.
C.T t. & Field Shopa
P'owt. house 1 & 2
Laboratories I & 2
Esso & ueuo Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
Ga.s & Poly Plints
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Colony Service Office
When the thermometer goes up --
Accidents may rise with it
Employees are EXTRA careful
Nearly every year there is a rise in
the number of accidents during the
usual September-October hot sea-
son. Hotter weather calls for EXTRA
care in avoiding accidents.
Ora cu thermometer subi--
Accidentanan Io no subi hunto
Cu empleadonan tene
Casi tur anja cantidad di accidente-
nan ta subi durante e tempo di ca-
lor di September pa October. Den
tempo di calor master di EXTRA
cuidao pa evith accidentenan.
Campionato di Futbal di Aprendiznan
Elated by their victory over a tough opponent,
the No. 2 group of the 1944 class poses for a
picture after the final match of the Apprentice
Football Tournament. They won 4-2.
E wega tabata hungA cu lihereza y
animo y e mucha-hombernan di No. 3
a bring for di cuminzamento, pero ata-
quenan di No. 2 tabata masha fuerte.
Na fin di e wega, Mary Macrini di
Training Division a present un copa na
captain di e oncena victorioso. Dona-
dornan di e copa tabata instructornan,
y e mucha-hombernan di grupo No. 2
tin tur derecho di ta orguyoso di dj6.
Paramaribo Tennis Club Opens
Named after the capital of Surinam,
the Paramaribo Tennis Club was started
in mid-July. The club is using the new
cement tennis court already constructed
in the yard of the Surinam Club in San
Nicolas. For the time being the club is
open only to Surinamers; it has about
18 members, but applications for
membership are being welcomed.
Paced by captain Gabriel Kelly, who
scored two of the four goals it took to
win, the No. 2 group of the 1944 class
trounced the No. 3 group 4-2 in the
final match of the month-and-a-half
long Apprentice Football Tournament
at Hassell Field August 16.
The game was a fast and furious
affair and the No. 3 boys were in there
fighting from the opening whistle, but
the winners were too strong for them.
At the end of the match, a cup
donated by the instructors was present-
ed to the captain of the victorious
eleven by Mary Macrini of the Training
200 Guilder July "C.Y.I'
Reduces Refinery Loss
With a 200 guilder award to Lasslo
Boros heading the list, the nineteen
"C.Y.I." awards reached a total of 530
guilders for the month of July. Mr. Bo-
ros' suggestion to install a block valve in
the north and south 16" line between
tanks No. 346 and 347 resulted in a
saving to the Company by reducing
serious loss in the loading of ships.
Number two man on the July list was
Oscar Lanyi, who picked up 50 guilders
for himself for suggesting the conver-
sion of the "Sunroc" explosion proof
water coolers to air cooled operation.
Other awards were:
Miss Maude Thomas, Fls. 20.00, guide
Renie Yong, Fls. 20.00, extension for
vapor block valve for cutting vapor to
atmosphere No. 2 Evaporator Plant'
Calvin Hassell, Fls. 30.00, device for
Jacobus Schoop, Fls. 10.00, install
identification initials on caps of fire
truck drivers etc. and change position of
safety box on fire truck.
Jan Lampe, Fls. 15.00, install guard in
front of metalizing lathe Main
Mohamed Rohoman, Fls. 10.00, install
pressure gauges on salt water lines at
inlet of Nos. 1 & 2 H.P. air compressors
Johan Benschop, Fls 10.00, install Y4"
valve to block off pressure on H.G. co-
lumn No. 3 Crude Still.
Weston Morgan, Fls. 20.00, install
obituary blackboards at main entrance
Carel Nahar, Fls. 20.00, eliminate
sparking hazard at snuffing-box covers
at No. 11 Crude Still.
Guillaume Berend, Fls. 20.00, suggest.
ed fixture for testing low temperature
bulb type temperature instruments.
Osborne Dellimore, Fls. 15.00, revised
absentee report Monthly Payroll.
Frans Monte, FIs. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at No. 2 Powerhouse.
Balthus Lieuw-Hie, Fls. 10.00, elimi-
nate safety hazard at walkway No. 10
Crude Still switch room.
Ramiro De Kort, Fls. 15.00, install
safety showers near acid pumps 1014,
1015 & 1016.
Charles Leverock, FIs. 15.00, install
/2" pipe from suction line at PCAR to
sewer at tanks 184 & 189.
John McGrath, FIs. 15.00, make fire
hydrant southeast of Machine Shop
Lee Stanley, Fls. 20.00, device for lift-
ing heavy pieces of equipment.
Mohamed Rohoman, commendation,
box off orifice on H. P. air line between
No. 4 H.P. after cooler and concrete wall.
Leonard Wannop, commendation, re-
commendations regarding oil burners of
No. 12 Aviation unit
San Nicolas Brass Band
Elects New Officers
The ten-year old Excelsior Communi-
ty Brass Band of San Nicolas announced
the election of its officers for the
coming year August 9. The new offic-
ers are S. Muller, musical director; J.
Jacobs, president; V. Richardson, vice-
president; J. Pantophlette, secretary
and acting manager; S. Hodge, assistant
secretary; W. van Heyningen, treasurer;
A. Arrindell, trustee; J. Manasha,
trustee; and F. York, trustee.
The Band, which is a well known San
Nicolas organization, appears at many
celebrations, festivals, and- holiday
functions. Recently they played both at
Oranjestad and San Nicolas at various
of the Queen's Birthday functions
August 31. They have also appeared at
the Government Post Office and Oranje.
stad Park on Sunday afternoons. At
present plans are made for the
expansion of the Band's facilities so
that they will have more room to
practise and give concerts. These will
take the form of a club room and
rL'r^ I S
SEPTEMBER 6, 1946
ARUBA EssO NEWS
Surinam Club Holds Gala Fair
Featuring games of chance, handicraft
articles from Surinam, and a lavish dis-
play of striking costumes worn by actual
representatives of the many nationalities
to be found at home, the Surinam Club's
four-day fair last month drew large and
The fair started August 23 with an
overflow audience in attendance. The
doors opened on the tableaux and cos-
tumes and nationalities pictured atright.
A. Schutte represented Lt. Governor
Kwartsz for the opening address, and
after a welcome from J. Simoon, club
president, the crowd moved out to the
The theme throughout the fair was
the wide range of nationalities and cul-
tures found in Surinam. Costumes re-
presented Indonesians (Java and Cele-
bes), Hindus, Spaniards, Netherlanders,
Chinese, Kotto Missies (whose costumes
date from the time they were freed
slaves), and Djukas (former runaway
slaves). A similar feature was the sale
of food native to many of these groups.
Food and drink were plentiful, games
of chance were numerous and varied,
and a large dance floor rounded out the
entertainment. Well over 3,000 specta-
tors were in attendance the first three
nights of the fair, and it was reopened
for a final evening on August 31.
Henry Nassy (of No. 3 Laboratory)
was in charge of all arrangements as
head of the club's sub-committee for
organizing the fair.
kana (Utilities Office).
Olga Singh (T.S.D.), and
(Storehouse), are exoti-
cally changed from their
ordinary workday ap-
pearance. Left center,
Wim van Heyningen, who
was the littlest Indian
in the tableaux, has
some refreshment with
the help of his father,
Willem van Heyningen of
the Lago Fire Depart-
ment. Left bottom, one
of the most popular
booths was the one
where you got a very
fancy or very ordinary
.* prize depending onwhich
4'i string you pulled.
At right, fair-goers ad-
mire the costumes shown
in the top picture. Right
center, the costumed
members open the show
with an exhibition dance.
Right bottom, a mixture
of national dress in-
cludes, left to right,
Erna Kaersenhout. Bertha
Wolskl, Petra Nurse, and
Dia 31 dl Augustus.
A Schutte, representan.
do Gezaghebber Kwartsz
a habri e Feria na Suri-
nam Club. Despues dl e
discurso dl blenvenida di
J. Simoon, president, e
multitud di hendenan a
cumlnza tuma part den
e cantldad di weganan di
suerte, ballamento, rule-
ta, miramento di suerte,
etc. Cumlnda y beblda
tabata na cantidad y
yudadornan no tabatin
basta man pa atende e
cantidad di hendenan, cu
tabata monta na 3,000
cada un dl e prom6 tres
anochinan. Dia 31 di
Augustus e Ferla a bolbe
habrl pa ultimo bez.
Riba e portretnan aki
nos per mira algun bista
di e promd anochl, di
cuainan per deduclcuan-
to anlmacldn tabatin.
ACmr* -U1 S. IIW
* i't4;,A -:W.,'51:'Vt.24 wp
Above, the grandstand was packed and much of the field was ringed with standing spectators.
in one of the Sport Park's most crowded days August 3t.
A solid mass f little girls rush
Joseph Butts, ri
Lonpg.leged J. Cox clears the bamboo easily at S-S to win the high jbH .
You've bard of people )umping for joy-here G. IllIdge
does t on a bicycle (note his front wheel) as he wins the
cycle event for racers.
Clerk of Track
Kite contest judges:
No Olympiad layout would be complete without
a shot of R. Jackson leading his competition by
several yards. Here he wins the 100 yard dash
the batona ar
passed In the first round f the
440 yard relay.
The apprentices run almost as fast en three is
ao they de on two. That's hgh-Jumper C
pacing them at far right.
aelow, the six fastest apprentices jump with the starters ue arr' n the 100 yard final. Track official
George Lawrence and Joseph Butts are in the background.
This wasn't part of the Olympiad, but made a striking picture
with the Excelsior Srass Sand out in front, paraded In San
as Say Scouts and 01
Nicelos on the mornai
a-' t" -
at the S
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SPEe & 6 *
cen*rFsnam ea NRE
The big ham on top
f the greasy pole
fell victim to the
scientific methods of
L. James and O.War.
nor, shown at right
In one of their early
'~ I ~ a
mLOff p"riTe, more
k the biggest eve?.
>yees who helped to
assistant, A. A. Kalloo
McGibbon, J. deVries, M. Lashley
lutts, F. 0. Sarran
C. Bristol, Federico Acosta
,R. B. Jailal, C. R. A. Bishop
Edwards, C. Odor, V. Annamunthodo.
St. Clair Jacobs. C. Hassell. F. Gomes,
,H. Brereton, J. Walker, P. G. Branch,
2. Innis, J. Arrindell
Mendes, Lieut. deJongh
E. J. Hucklemnan
The seac race provided
below, nine men at Spanish Lagoon
start the tough six-mile run against
wind in the cross-country event.
The lineup includes J. Lacle,
F. Wever, I. Mingo, J. Antoine.
. Thorne, R. Henry. H. Lopez.
A. Lewis. and S. Cowle.
San Nicolas Jrs.
Sport Park (default)
San Nicolas Jrs.
Dutch Army defaultt)
Sport Park 62 and 103 for 6
Dominica 43 and 50 for 9 (2nd inn.)
Game played under protest
British Guiana 75 and 74 for 4
Grenada 67 and 102 for 5 declared.
Dena SloterdUk of the Personnel is
on her 10-weeks long vacation, staying
with her sisters Stephanie and Stella in
Parkersburg, West Virginia and Jamia-
ca, Long Island respectively.
Kenny Khan of the Storehouse mar-
ried Lela Maud Ashford of the Hospital
July 10. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. H. Thomas in the Methodist
Church in San Nicolas and the couple is
ni'- living at Essoville 75.
Patrolman L. F. Brooks of the Lago
Police Department was married to Miss
ILida Meyers at the Roman Catholic
C'::rch in San Nicolas August 21.
prizes displayed below are typical of the 90 prizes (approximately Fle.
worth, furnished by the Company) for which the racers ran.
',*, i- .uiti (v I( mIildes) 1 I. ingo. 2- I. Thorne (Lap pra'. J. Tholne).
Kit'l L~t: aI~~est, J. Artsen; Smallest. C. Huckleman: Highest, E. Schol-
Il'n Maolt I nu.ual V. Schothor;: Consolation. C. Bonifacio.
Gr-.s d pole. 1.. James and O. WarneLt jetlie\ed the hanm on the pole
U00 yards, applentices 16 or under: 1-H. Gibbs; 2-J. Peters; 3-J Mathews.
100 yards, open: 1- R. Jackson: 2- C. Capriles: 3- Sgt. -H. Rosario
In-IS Sec. ).
l.ilf-niile bicycle: 1- F. Peterson. 2- D, Dickson: 3- L. Hodge.
Needle-thread. under 15: 1- C. Thompson: 2- B. Duinkerk; 3- R. Lejuez.
Sack 'ace: 1- J. Peters; 2- D. Richardson: 3- S. Molino.
220) ).rds, open: 1- R. Jackson: 2- W. Williams: 3- A. Julia.
L.g- 'poun, over 15: 1- R. Lejuez; 2- A. Cardoza: 3- S. Lampe.
;.I ya.rls, under 10: 1- B. Duinkerk. E. Huckleman; ;I. M. Hodge.
L1O0 arids. appre-nticep 17 & over: 1- A.Gibbs; 2- J. Peters; 3- I. Richardson.
I10 rella: Winning team. R. Jackson R. Sardine. W. Williams. L. Sullivan
Needle-thread, ovet 15: 1- R. Brown; 2- E. Cannegieter; 3- S. Wells.
i-legged. apprentices: I- Peters-Molina; 2- Muller-Arrindell: 9- Grovenveldt-
Long jump: I- R. Jackson: 2- W. Williams; 3- J. Warned.
Egg-spoon, under 15: 1-.V- Dash. 2- M. Jack; 3- M. Hodge.
In ysrids. "i1en: I- W. Williams: 2- It. Jackson; 3- J. Williioms (0r 7e.).
50 yards, wonm-n. 1- ?M. llidge: 2- G. Brown; 3- S. Dash.
,50 drds. unde-r 15: I- G. Brown; 2- V. Dash; 3- R. Brown.
Mile ec>e race.: 1- G. Illidge: 2- A. Dublin: 3- S. Cowie.
Illgh junml: 1- J. Cox. 2- Max Bernard; 3- R. Chan-Yit (5-ft. 5-inchesi.
Obst't-cl race; 1- C. Ca; ,le, 2- C. Joaquin; 3. R. Chan-Yit.
Half mile: I- R. Blewate : 2- J. Williams; 3. L. Belgrave.
.-legged, open: 1- Johnson-Lyle: 2- Bernard-Tong; 3- Lopez-Chan Yit.
One mile run: 1- J. Thorne: 2 S. Cowie: 3- H. St Paul.
100 yards. men 35 & over: 1. 1. Huckleman; 2- M. Lashley. 3- R. Roboman.
f sileh line In the SO yard dash for girls under IS.
rl md, barely escaped being crushed.
plenty of amusement for the spectators. Track supervisor Bertle Vlapree
watches at right.
ETPES MBER 4 1 946
ARUBA ESSO NEWS S
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Softballers Take Field Again
The Esso Softball Competition for
1946, a ten-team round robin tourna-
ment, with a prize cup donated by
Booker Bros., Distillers, of British
Guiana, started August 18. The games
will be played on various fields through-
out the island.
The tournament will be played as a
round robin until all the matches are
played, at which time the four teams
having the best records will play a
knockout in order to pick the winner.
The cup was secured through the efforts
of C. Rohee of Personnel. The ten com-
peting teams are Lago Heights, Victo-
ria, R.C.A., Dutch Army, San Lucas,
Aruba Jrs., Sport Park, San Nicolas Jro
Hollandia, and Caribe.
EMBER 6, 1946
E portret akl ta mustra kico ta
spera nos aki poco dia mas ora cu
calor cuminza. Nos por mira cla
cu no tin biento total, pasobra e
huma di refineria ta bai casi recht
ariba y e awa ta manera un spiel.
A preview of what is in store for Aruba in the not too distant future (ac-
cording to past year's weather behavior) is shown here. Taken a few years
ago, this shot of the refinery from the east end of the Lagoon shows the
almost complete absence of breeze. Class-like water ana nearly per-
pendicular smoke columns emphasize the fact that the hot season is really in.
Aki bao, artist Reynold de Freltas dl T. S. D. Drafting ta mustra su trabao
na L. G. Smith. E cuadro pinth di un portret a bini cla algun dia prome cu
Mr. Smith a hai New York. E trabao ta hace cu olieverf (verf dl azeta).
"Aristocrats incognito" might be the title of the picture above. Lumpi, at
left, and Dotti are the names they go by, but a search into their pedigrees
reveals that Lumpi's last name is von Osterhausen, son of a "Prince von
Osterhausen", and Dotti's mother was "Countess von der Neldhoehle". The
two dachshunds are owned by J. F. X. Auer, supervisor of the Dining Halls.
Aki 'riba nos ta mira "Lumpi" y "Dotti". dos cacho di raa cu ta perteneci
na J. F. X. Auer di Dining Hall. Nan a crece tur loque nan tin dl crece
caba, pero toch nan ta solamente ocho duim halto.
Above, artist Reynold De Freitas of T. S. D. Drafting shows his work to
L. G. Smith. Painted from a photograph, this portrait In oils of Mr. Smith
was completed shortly before he left for New York.
Beach acrobatics aren't so hard, at least not
when they're done with the ease and nonchalance
Ava Gardener displays here. She and Burt
Lancaster, both of Universal Studios, are seen
at right cavorting on the beach at Santa Monica.
Captivating an audience is hard work for some
performers, but at left Terry Richey accomplishes
it with the greatest of ease during the Junior
Esso Club's production "All Together" at the
Esso Club August 10. Below, the cast Is shown
in the finale of the performance, which was
produced almost entirely by Colony youngsters.
Included are David Schmitt (producer and dir-
ector), Roy Burbage, Libby Haase. Barbara
Hellwig, Dotty Learned. Bob Learned, Elvira
Macrini, Merlene Morris, Gloria Morris, Terry
Richey, Patsy Richey, Susie Schmitt, Xenla
Schwartz. Kathleen Spitz, Barbara Stlehl, and
Evelyn Wade. The pictures were taken by W.
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SSEPTEMBt 6. 1946 ABA ESSO f1NWS 7
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The Seagrape Grove on the north shore of Lago's concession was a camp-
ground for a week last month, when over 100 Boy Scouts of the Roman
Catholic Troops from Aruba, Bonaire, and Curagao held their annual A.B.C.
encampment there. The boys had a full schedule of hikes, swimming, tours
of Aruba, and studying to win Scout merit badges. On the Queen's Birthday
they marched in the parades. The picture above shows them at morning
assembly around the flagpole. At right above Is a view of one portion of the
camp, which was spread over a wide area. At right below, a group of Senior
Scouts take time out from their duties of assisting the camp's leaders to
prepare breakfast under the trees. The camp was in charge of Brother
C. 0. Orootens of Curacao. Lago assisted by providing the group with ice,
water, and sanitary facilities, and erected the flagpole for them.
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"Seagrape Grove" na costa pa Noord di concession dl Lago tabata Kamp dl
Padvlnder durante un siman luna pasS. ora cu 100 Padvlnder dl Trupanan
Cat61co di Aruba, Bonaire y Curagao a tene nan kampamento annual di A.B.C.
E mucha-hombernan tabatin un program grand di wandeltocht, landamento,
y studiamento pa nan gana boton dl mirito di Padvlndernan. Dia dl Anja
dl La Relna nan a marcheer den paradanan. RIba e portret, robe. ariba, nos
to mira nan para round di palo dl bandera, malnta tempran. Aki 'riba, un
bista dl un part dl nan kamp. Aki bao, algun Padvlnder ta yuda cu propa-
raelfn dl desayuno bao di matanan. E kamp tabata bao dl direction di Frater
C G. retens dl Curagao. Lago a asisti nan percurando pa awa, lJs y facill-
dadnan sanltarlo y a traha e palo dl bandera pa nan.
E portret eki bao mustra e "djentenan" dl e drag cu ta kauw fondo di e
haaf dl Son Nicolas, pa hacld mar hundo.
`S~ti al~b*Pk` 1~
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George rends and hit Labor crew are swinging this launch to the deck of
duri-g trans-shipment from the United States to Venezuela. Formerly owned by
sea' Airwys. It now goes into service among the Company's drilling rigs at
II the reader has ever wondered how a dredge
chews up the hard bottom of a harbor, let him
take a look at the business end of the dredge
that has been a familiar sight In San Nicolas har-
bor for a number of months. While dynamite
comes into play frequently for cracking up the
bottom, the massive teeth chew up the material
before it is sucked into the "spoil" llnea The
present dredging Job, one of the biggest since the
harbor was opened 1t years ago, includes deepen-
ing the lake tanker berths for the future use of
bigger lakers, dredging a basin for a new ocean
tanker finger pier, and general cleaning up
throughout the harbor.
the British Over-
George Arends y su gang di obrenan to hlza e boto ski abordo dl
"Pedernales" ra nan a barker di Merca a Venezuela. Antes e boto tabate
pertenece na British Overseas Airways, y awor e ta bal den asrbishl d
Compania na Lago di Maracalbo.
The preliminaries of wed-
ding bells ringing twice
last month are shown at
right. In the top picture,
receiving a wedding gift
from her fellow em-
ployees at the Hospital
switchboard, Leonor Ma-
duro smiles her thanks
as she accepts a pair of
silver butter knives and
a silver table lamp from
Friday Daal. Leonor was
married to Gerard Pap-
pers of the Dutch Mili-
tary Police (Lago Br.-
gado) In the Catholic
Church In San Nicolas
August 29. A reception
followed the wedding at
Tank Farm 14. Below,
his friends' wishes of
good luck and a happy
life went with this cash
gift that Cade Abraham
Is presenting to Isidore
Ras on the day before
his marriage to Margea
rltha VroolUk. The wed-
ding took place In the
in Santa Crux, August as
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AJLA ft O MOsV SEPTEMEMt 19.46
iFOU Q TU O" 1U
"The European situation is not very
bright. It is not impossible that we hear
to-morrow or day after to-morrow that
the war, which they have tried to avoid
for years, broke out. How will things be
if there is another war? Remember that
5,000,000 men will fight 4,500,000 men
and with the most terrible of arms. It
will undoubtedly be a massacre the like
of which the world has never seen be-
fore. The troublemaker is Russia, which
quietly lets its ships go by the Darda-
nelles, which they may not do according
to the Treaty of Paris (by which all the
powers promised not to let their war
ships go by the Dardanelles).
England has protested against this
act of Russia, but Turkey answered that
Russia has not violated the treaty, be-
cause all the war ships flew commerce
flags and it is not prohibited for com-
merce ships to go by the Dardanelles.
Russia's smartness has made it possible
that until now they have let all war
ships pass, provided they flew commerce
flags. Thus 20 war ships passed with
150 thousand men, while in the West
500,000 soldiers stand at the Front. Eng-
land has sent a squadron to the Darda-
nelles to watch the Russian war ships..."
Does it sound like yesterday's news-
paper with the latest international com-
plications? No, it was written in CuraCao
55 years ago.
"Nothing older than yesterday's news-
paper" says the old adage. A newspaper
more than a few days old is dead and
forgotten. After a long time, though, it
reverses the process, and as it ages like
old wine, it takes on new interest with
each year as a picture of the past. Such
is the file of 1891 copies of the Curagao
Catholic publication "La Union" loaned
to the Esso News by S.N. Ecury of
Some items, like the English-Russian
situation, read like this week's "Time"
magazine; others plainly show their age.
For example, the issue for August tells
of a sports meet celebrating the Queen's
Birthday; mast climbing, rope climbing,
horse race, rowboat race, fireworks, etc.
Queen Wilhelmina was 11 years old that
Telephones were big news in those
days. A news story tells of phone con-
nections now operating between London
and Marseilles, 1300 kilometers apart,
and also that a senor A. Ugueto was
about to install telephones in Curacao.
The riddles were old too. "How many
slices can you get from a whole bread?
Answer: Only one, after that it is not
whole any more." And a joke: The
patient says to his doctor "After I die
will you cut me open? I want to know
what I died from."
In Chicago, 300 people were dying of
the flu every day, and one cemetery had
600 they hadn't time to bury. (This story
included a warning to watch American
ships closely, so no contagious and
deadly diseases entered Curaqao).
In Berlin 20,000 people were jobless,
and in Holland two Germans were
caught manufacturing Dutch coins.
Brazil broke into the news when, as
workers tore down an old castle at Rio,
they unearthed a treasure of gold and
precious stones worth millions of dollars,
probably destined originally for Portu-
gal. In Paris a beggar died at 75, leaving
sewed up in his mattress 60,000 francs
(before inflation, when money was
Here at home the rainfall had been
good that year, and Aruba reported a
good crop of beans, peanuts and corn.
Cardboard was scarce, though, and "La
Union" expressed regrets that it would
be unable to bind the 1890 copies for
Odtlmner the Terrtory are two
relgli. and general Intemet pap
"La Unle",. (right) first published In
8s2s. and "La Cruel, which was
tarted II 18i9. The picture belew
shbw the back page ef a 1es Isane
ef "La Cruz'. Nnte t rly fTrm ef
csntle strip In column 1: IM the first
panel twe diners complain because
EKHlsgIh.n's eis stretch aeres toI an
oppite clhir; acesnd panel, they ti
the tablecleth to his feet; third, they
make conversation; fenrth, they
whisper "The INOLES hasn't netlce
anything"; fifth. ec conspirator
leaves; smith, the victim rls. spilling
what Is the table; the last panel.
In the second column, says "lYu did
it, yu hbandit". This was the grand-
father of Dick Tracy, Iiandle. and the
rest ef telay's slick comlcs.
"Situaci6n europeo no ta
much bunita. No ta imposi-
bel, cu mayan o otromayan
nos ta tende cu gera, cu tanto
anja cabs nan ta busca di
stroba, lo lamanta cu tur es-
fuerzo. Ai Dios! Corn cos lo
bai si es gera bini? Corda
5,000,000 hende y 4,500,000
hende lo bal bring un con-
tra otro y cu armanan di
mas teribel. Lo ta sin duda
un massacracion manera
mundo no a mira nunca
ainda. Dios duna eu nan ta
keda sinta keto nurra.Motibo
di gera ta Rusia, cu ta larga
su barconan di gera pass
keto-keto Pardanelo, loque e
no por haci segun tratado di
Paris, unda tur potencianan
a combine di no laga nan
barco pasa den Dardanelo.
Inglatera a protest contra
es hecho di Rusia, ma Tur-
quia a responded cu Rusia no
a viola tratado, pasobra tur
barco di gera tabatin ban-
dera di comercio, y no ta
taha cu un barco di comer-
cio por pass. Es sabidu-
ria di Rusia a haci cu te
awor nan ta larga pasa keto
tur barco di gera, basta cu
nan tin bandera commercial;
20 barco di gera a pasa asina cu 150
mil bomber, mientras cu na West
500,000 sold ta para na frontera. In-
glatera a manda un escuadra Wardanelo
pa vigil barconan di gera ruso...,"
Esaki no ta parce corant di ayera cu
e ultimo complicacionnan international?
No, esaki a word skirbi na Curaqao
55 anja pask.
Ora un corant ta algun dia bieuw e
no ta bal nada mas, ma despues di hopi
anja, cos ta troca y mescos cu bina
bieuw, e ta bolbe bira interesante como
un bista di den pasado. Esaki nos por
bisa di e colgeci6n di e corantnan Ca-
tolico "La Uni6n" di anja 1891 cu S. N.
Ecury di Oranjestad a fia na Aruba
Algun articulo manera e situaci6n
entire Inglatera y Rusia ta sona mescos
cu "Time" di e siman aki; otronan ta
mustra nan edad. Por ehempel, un nu-
mero di Augustus ta papia di un pro-
grama pa celebra Anja di La Reins;
subimento di master y trapi di cabuya;
pustamento di cabali; boto di rema;
fuego artificial, etc. E anja ey La Reina
Wilhelmina a haci 11 anja.
Telefoon tabata noticia grand e
tempo ey. E corant ta conta di e co-
necci6n di telefoon entire London y
Marsella cu ta keda na 1300 kilometer
for di otro, y tambe cu un tal sefor A.
Ugueto lo instal& telefoon na Curacao.
E charadanan tambe ta bieuw:
,,Cuanto sneechi bo por corta di un pan
henter?" Contests: ,,Un s6, pasobra
despues di esey e pan no ta center
mas." Y un chasco: E patient ta bisa
su dokter: ,,Despues cu mi muri, habri
mi, pasobra mi ke sa di kico mi a muri."
Na Chicago, 300 hende tabata muri
di influenza tur dia y un cementerio ta-
batin 600 morto cu nan no tabatin tem-
Ceratmit bluw den Teriterle to e des cerant-
ana dl religion y inter general "La Unio", cm
a werd publcllc pa prenr hbes anja 1e8. y
"La Cru" e a lsail asI aina IlsE. E prtret ski
riba t mustrla ltime pigina di un "La Crez"
dl aiam 1ls0. Mir a "Funnles" den e prome
eluenroa ribs e premd prenchi, e do* member.
aM to queha ribs e plane large dl a Inglses o
ta yoga t* n e steel na oart hands; dl des,
nan to marea s pai na e taellak; di trees, nan
ta cumlnz cembersa; dl custer, "E Ingles no
a ripari nmad ainda"; dl cince, un dl e conspl-
radenan ta bal; di "is, e victims ta lamta y
e ta plansm tar coo ribs mesal dl ultimo, den dl
des *slumna ta blas: "T abhe a hadik, to ban.
didel" Esak tabata tawala dol "funnies" eu
mschanan to les aswendia.
po di dera (e storia aki ta sigui cu un
spiertamento pa mas cu nunca rista va-
pornan Americano pa ningun enferme-
dad contagioso y mortal drenta Cor-
Na Berlin tabatin 20,000 hende sin
trabao y na Holanda nan a coge dos
Aleman cu tabata traha placa falso Ho-
landes. Brazil tambe tabata den noticia;
kibrando un palacio bieuw na Rio de Ja-
neiro nan a haya un tesoro di oro y
piedra precioso cu balor di algun million
di dollar; e tesoro tabata destiny pa
Portugal originalmente. Na Paris un
limosnero di 75 anja a muri lagando den
su matras 60,000 franc (prom6 cu franc
a perde balor).
Na tera mes awacero tabata bon e
anja aki y Aruba tabata tin speranza di
un bon cosecha di boonehi, pinda y mai-
shi. Karton si tabata scars y "La Union"
a express su duele cu nan no por binder
e corantnan di anja 1890 pa suscritor-
A son, Ronald Edward. to Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Crippon. July 12.
A son. Leonard Allan, to Mr. and Mrs. Her.
manos Euson. July 12.
A son. Juacinto. to Mr. and Mrs. Genaro Ras.
mun. July 14.
A son, Cecil Malcolm, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Gabriel, July 15.
A daughter. Cynthia Zenovia. to Mr. and Mr..
Tuaniko Rombley. July 15.
A daughter, Carmen. to Mr. and Mrs. Jlos
Curiel, July 16.
A son, Genaro, to Mr. and Mrs. Miguel Helder,
Twin rons. Thomas Jan and Theodoor Kuno.
to Mr. and Mrs. Nicolaas Schindeler. July 18.
A son. Maurits Loewies. to Mr. and Mrs
Magnus Malmberg. July 18.
A daughter, Sylvia Vaill., to Mr. and Mra.
Daniel Simmons. July 19.
A son. Leslie Edward. to Mr. and Mrs. Horse
Gatherer. July 19.
A son. Antonio Alberto. to Mr. and Mrs. MaI.
cus Petrochi. July 20.
A daughter, Monica Olivia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Paschal Serrao. July 22.
A son. Carlos Manuel. to Mr. and Mr. Ber-
trand Rovelet. July 23.
A daughter. Crstina Eugenia, to Mr. and Mr:.
Paulus Geerman. July 24.
A daughter. Karen Sonnia, to Mr. and Mrs.
William Dick. July 24.
A daughter. Sally Ann Davis, to Mr. and Mrs.;
Paul Hollyfield. July 25.
A son, Joseph Reginald. to Mr. and Mrs. J.,'
seph Oduber. July 25.
A son. Juancinto Israel, to Mr. and Mrs. .RA
mon Vroolijk. July 26.
A daughter. Edwina Filomena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Simeon Jansen. July 28.
A son. Anthony Johannes. to Mr. and Ms.
Johannes Briezen. July 28.
A son. Jose Inocencio. to Mr. and Mis. Jose
Maria Kook. July 28.
A son, Gene Harry. to Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Nahar. July 29.
A daughter, Elizabeth, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Primus. July 30.
A son, Rancon Rene Edgar, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jacques Van Hetten, July 30.
A son, Marco. to Mr. and Mrs. Masco Thiel.
A daughter. Lilian Elma. to Mr. and Mrs. Si1
meon Thysen. July 30.
A son. Orville MacDonald. to Mr. and M.
Wilmuth Conner, July 30.
A son Ronald Lee. to Mr. and Mrs. Willia
McKnight. July 30.
A daughter, Beatrice Maria, to Mr. and Mr.
Pablo Leest, July 31,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose De Cuba, July 81.
A son. Augustin Jonas, to Mr. an.l Mrs. Aid.
win Paul, August 1.
A son. Richard Antonio. to Mr. an I Mrs. Ri-
cardo Van Blarcum. August 1.
A son, Alfonso Gregorio, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ignacio Maduro. August 2.
A daughter. Margo Hermiene Loictte, to Mr.
and Mrs. Egbert Dongen. August 2.
A son. Fred McKinley, to Mr. and Mrs. Rupert
Fleary, August 6.
A daughter. Augustine Amelie, to ir, and Mrs.
Charles London. August 6.
A daughter, Nericia. to Mr. and Mrs. John
McDonald. August 7.
A son. Romeo Gerald. to Mr. and Mrs. John
Da Silva. August 8.
A son. Emiliano Ciriaco. to Mr. and Mrs. Pe-
din Thode. August S.
A son. Arnold Ronald. to Mr. an'l Mrs. Wal.
bert Fortin. August 9.
A son. Hernandez. to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro
rleide. August 9.
A daughter. Sylvia Angele, to M-. and Mrs.
Clarence Sepersaud. August 10.
A daughter. Dana Kathleen. to ML.. and Mrs.
Merlin Fisk. August 12.
A son, Paulito Luciano. to Mr. and Mrs. Nico-
laas Henriquez. August 13.
A son. Etmon Pascual. to Mr. and Mrs. Petrus
Giel. August 15.
A son. Raymond Charles. to Mr. and Mrs.
Maurice Ferreira. August 17.
A son, Juacinto Roque. to Mr. and '.Ir. Benoit
Solognier. August 17.
A daughter. Elena. to Mr. and Mrs. Paulus
Geerman. August 18.
A daughter. Phyllis Elaine, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Canhigh. August 18.
A son. Rafael Antonio. to Mr. and Mrs. Re.
fael Zambrano. August 18.
A son, Julio Theofilo, to Mr. and Mrn.
Augustin De Mel. August 19.
A daughter. Olivia Viola, to Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Lie Hap Po, August 19.
A son. John Louis. to Mr. and Mrs. Jaesb
Spa. August 20.
A son. Eugene Nelson Ulanduk. to Mr. sad
Mrs. Leon Samuel, August 21.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. St6ehea So
Abreu. August 21.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
August 16-31 Monday, Sept. 9
September 1-15 Monday, Sept. 23
Monthly Payroll .
August 1---31 Tueday, Sept. 10
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