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VOL. 7, No. 13 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO, LTD
SEPTEMBER 27. 1946
It's been a
long long time...
In 1940 Neil Griffin went to Sumatra,
in the Netherlands East Indies, staying
there from March 15 to August 15 to
assist in starting up the new aviation
gasoline facilities in the Company re-
finery at Palembang. In May, 1940,
Ned Smith, a son of former General
Manager L. G. Smith, addressed a high
school graduation invitation to Neil in
the East Indies.
After travelling half-way around the
world, the invitation just missed Neil
in Sumatra when he left in August, and
between newly-formed censorship and
big black war clouds on the horizon, the
envelope quietly dropped out of sight
and lay low for about two years.
In early 1942, of course, the little
yellow men from Tokyo moved in on
the East Indies, and the graduation an-
nouncement, a symbol of a peaceful
kind of world, didn't have a chance.
There is no telling now what con-
centration camp or dead-letter office it
was in, but it quietly gathered mildew
for another three years, until the atomic
bomb urged the Japs to go back to their
own rice fields.
After V-J Day, of course, the Nether-
lands East Indies had a good many more
important things to straighten out than
an invitation that was practically old
enough to go to school itself by that
time. So it continued to bide its time
for almost another year.
In June, 1946, it was sent to Hol-
land, but travel was in its blood by that
time, and the next month it turned up
again in Batavia, N.E.I.
Last week, six and a half years after
it was mailed, it dropped into Neil's
postoffice box here, tired but happy. In
all, it had travelled 46,762 miles, or an
average speed of 7100 miles per year,
or eight-tenths of a mile per hour.
37-Year Old B' Rouge Refinery
Passes Billion Barrel Mark
The Baton Rouge refinery of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
announced August 29 that it had that
day processed its one billionth barrel
of crud4 oil. It was the first domestic
refinery in the Jersey Standard company
to achieve the figure.
The B. R. plant started operation in
1909, with 750 men and its chief
business the making of kerosene. Today,
37 years later, it has 8,500 employees
and is one of the Company's greatest
(Lago processed its billionth barrel
a year and a half ago, in March, 1945,
after 16 years of operation, and is now
well into the second billion).
Long Service Awards
Rudolph Croes, Pipe Department
Employed: September, 1926
All service in Aruba
Hendrik Wever, Marine Wharves
Employed: March, 1925
All service in Aruba
M. & C. Adm.
College Prof. Plans
Book on Aruba- Curagao
Dr. Royford Logan, head of the Dep-
artment of History at Howard Uni-
versity, Washington, D.C., visited Aruba
for a week early this month as part
of his preparation for writing a book
on the Curacao Territory. His trip,
taken during summer vacation at the
Negro university, included a month's
stay in Curacao, where he made an
extensive study of all historical records
Dr. Royford Logan
Dr. Logan, who was a Phi Beta Kappa
(top honorary scholastic fraternity)
during his higher education at Harvard
University, has published several books
of historical research. He became in-
terested in Curacao during the war,
when for a time he was of assistance to
Nelson Rockefeller's office of Pan
One of his minor pleasures here was
learning that he could dispute a favorite
saying of one of his fellow-professors
at the university. This colleague insists
that "the history of the Caribbean area
can be written in one word-sugar".
After seeing Aruba and Curaqao's great
refineries, Dr. Royford says he will put
up a strong claim for oil in Caribbean
KEEP I EM fLYlN
L P.D. Patrolman Nabs
Roving Patrolman J. Hannaway of
the Lago Police Department met a
strange apparition near the Laundry
before dawn one morning last week. It
isn't often you bump into two haggard
men drenched in oil and wearing two-
week beards. Accosted by the patrol-
man, they said they were off a ship but
had no passes, and asked the way to
town so they could buy clothes.
PatrolmanHannaway gave them direc-
tions and followed at a little distance,
and when the strangers were near the
Main Gate he blew his whistle and
shouted for reinforcements.
Taken into custody by the Dutch mili-
tary police, the pair admitted that they
were Germans, one of whom had been
in the army and the other in the Luft-
waffe. Stowaways on an American
tanker in the harbor, they slipped over-
board in the dark and swam for shore,
thinking that they were in Texas.
They had both been prisoners of war
in the U.S. during the latter part of the
war, and later had been transported to
the Russian zone of occupation in Ger-
many. Recently they escaped into Berlin,
and from there made their way to Le
Havre, France, where they stowed away
on the tanker with a two week's supply
of food and water.
Their attempt to reach the United
States ended abruptly, for the same day
they came ashore they were on another
ship bound for France.
Aprendiznan a Cuminza Bishith den Planta
Dia 14 di September, segun e pro-
grama nobo y extend di Entrenamiento
pa Aprendiznan, esakinan a haci e pro-
me di un series di bishitanan den Planta.
Parti den gruponan di mas o menos 15,
e mucha-hombernan ta bishita un otro
lugar den Planta cada Dia-Sabra, duran-
te 6 luna, pa nan por haya un idea con
Plant ta function .
E bishitanan ta inclui, Machine Shop,
Shipyard, Powerhouse, R. & S. y dock-
nan, Pressure Stills, Catalytic Cracking
Unit, Pipe Shop y Welding Shop.
PromA di cada bishita, un represen-
tante di e lugar cu lo worde bishitA, ta
papia cu e mucha-hombernan na Edifi-
cio di Entrenamiento, pa conta nan kico
nan lo mira, kico nan mester ripara,
funcionamento di e lugar y con e ta
traha en conecci6n cu otro lugarnan, e
entrenamiento necesario pa e jobnan,
y e reglanan di Seguridad cu master
worde sigui. (Prome cu e bishita na
Powerhouse, nan a mira un pelicula es-
pecial riba electricidad).
E bishitanan ta dura un ora of un
ora y mei. Ora e muchanan bolbe na nan
klas, nan master traha un rapport di
nan bishita, nan mester contest pre-
guntanan tocante funcionamento di e
lugar, machiennan important, instru-
mentnan of trabaonan cu nan mira y
reglanan di Seguridad cu a worde splicA
Den e program nobo, 127 mucha-
hombernan ta den klas henter dia du-
rante e prom6 seis lnnanan, promA cu
nan oranan worde parti entire klas y
entrenamiento practice na nan job.
Un shop banda di edificio di Entre-
namiento a worde regli temporalmente
pa e mucha-hombernan sinja uso di in-
strumentnan pa medio di demonstra-
cionnan. Asina cu por haya un stock
mas grand di instrumentnan, nan lo
sinja traha cu nan.
E prome dianan di e program a in-
clui, lecturanan riba Seguridad, pelicu-
lanan di Seguridad y un pelicula educa-
cional di un viahe na Sur America.
Harry P. Smith of
Colony Service was the
recipient recently of a
certificate from the War
ing his "...work essential
to the production of the
Atomic Bomb, thereby
contributing to the suc-
cessful conclusion of
World War II..."
As personnel manager
of the Kellex Corpor-
ation, the company res-
ponsible for the design
and engineering of a
major part of the mam-
moth Oak Ridge install-
ation in Tennessee, he
was charged with the
task of recruiting and as-
sembling all the field
scientific and engineering
AR Z u tatcs 2~eor
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Ab,, the War D / .
Above, the War Department's award to Harry Smith.
the company. For nearly two years he
was in contact with some of the most
famous scientists and engineers of our
time, and he says that talking to those
men and knowing what they have done
is an easy way to realize how insign-
ificant most of us are.
When Mrs. Smith, who had also work-
ed at the Oak Ridge project, arrived
here in Aruba, Harry found out that
she possessed a citation too. Previous
to this he had no idea that she had been
awarded one. That, he said, was an
indication of the tremendous secrecy
attached to the manufacture of the
Atom Bomb and was the result of the
intensive training and indoctrination
in secrecy given to all persons who had
anything at all to do with the Oak Ridge
project, and of their habitual lack of
communication with each other con-
cerning the job.
Among the souvenirs of his work he
rates high the goggles worn by Com-
mander Parsons, bombardier on the
fateful flight over Hiroshima over a
Riba e portret ak nos ta mira gcrapo dl aprendiznan cu a blshita Cold Storage dla 14 di Sep-
tember. E muchanan ta den e kamber dl berdura dl Cold Storage unda temperature ta 40 F.I
Algur cu nunca nan no a sintl tanto frieuw asina. (Prom6 cu esey nan tabata den e kamber di
earn&, unda temperature tabata 15). Riba pdglna 2 tin mas portret dl e bishitanan den Plant.
lhese boys on an apprentice field trip don't show it, but they are colder than they have ever been
In their lives. They are In the vegetable room of the Cold Storage Plant, where the temperature is
400 Fahrenheit. (They had just left the meat room, where It was 1SO). For other field trip pic-
turn. see page 2.
Atom Bomb Merit Certificate Received by Lagoite
ARUBA( Esso) NWs
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 27, 1946
A iBA (ESN EW
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, October 18. All copy must reach the editor ;n
the Personnel building by Friday noon. October 12
Printed by The Coursso Couran. Curacao, N.W.L
(Dote Indicate that reporter has turned I a Up for this issue)
Simon Coronel Hospital
Sattaur Bacehus Storehouse
Ilpat hand Instrument
Gordon Olllvierre Electrical
Luolano Wever Labor
Simo an rman Drydock
Henwey Hirschfeld Marine Office
Iphil Jones Recewivng & Shipping
Erskine Anderson Acid & Edeoeanu
Sam Vlapree L. 0. F.
Fernando Da Silva Pressure Stills
Bertle Vlapree C.T.R. & Field Shops
Hugo de Vries T.S.D. Office
Pedro Odor Accounting
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2
Jacinto de Kert Laboratories I & 2
Henry assy aboraortry 3
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe Esso & Iago Clubs
Else Mackintosh Dining Halls (3)
ELric Cricklow Catalytic
Alvin Texeira Gas & Poly Plants
Calvin Hassell M. & C. Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edward Larmonie Carpenter & Paint
Edgar Conner Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Vanlsha Vanterpool Laundry
Rlcardo Van tlarcun. Colony SeOvice Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Hubert roury Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rairoop Special
Levelman, pumpers, treaters, and others who turln
valves and handle wrenches find gloves as important
in their work as safety shoes are to a blacksmith,
goggles to a machinist, or safety hats to a rigger.
Whether handling a valve wheel or a wrench, it takes
a tight grip and a strong pull to do the work and
often metal has sharp points or bumps that can cut,
scratch, or bruise fingers or hands if there's a slip.
Work g!oves, like safety shoes, are sold at the Com-
missary for the exact out-of-pocket cost: that is, whole-
saler's price plus duty, with no freight or overhead
charges included. A smart process employee can't
afford to be without them.
(Opening a valve at left, with his hands well-protected by gloves, as
Carlos Nicolas Crees, a gauger at the Transfer Pumphouse).
With Field Trips
The recently-expanded apprentice
training program went into high gear
September 14, with the first of a six-
months series of refinery field trips.
Divided into groups of about 15, the
boys each Saturday visit a new unit or
area for a closeup view of the plant and
how it runs.
The eight trips scheduled through
November 2 include visits to the
Machine Shop, Shipyard, Powerhouse,
R. & S. and docks, Pressure Stills,
Catalytic Cracking Unit, and the Pipe
and Welding Shops.
Before each trip, a representative
from the unit to be visited talks to the
boys at the Training Building, telling
them what to expect to see, things to
look for, the function of the unit and
how it works with other units, the
training required for its various jobs,
and the safety rules to be followed.
The actual tours of the units take
from an hour to an hour and a half.
Afterwards the boys return to class-
rooms and write a report on their trip,
answering questions on what the unit
does, what important machines, instru-
ments, or pieces of work they saw, and
what safety devices or rules were ex-
plained to them.
In the new program, the 127 boys are
in classes all day for the first six
months before starting the divided
schedule of classwork and practical
training on the job.
A shop has been set up in temporary
quarters next to the Training Building,
where the boys are learning the use of
tools by demonstration methods. As
soon as a larger stock of tools can be
secured, they will learn by actually
working with them.
The early days of the new program
included safety lectures, safety films,
and the showing of an educational travel
film on South America.
Handschoen ta masha necesario pa
levelman, pumper, treater y otronan cu
ta habri kraanchi, of ta traha cu yabi.
Mes necesario cu zapato di Seguridad
ta pa Blacksmith, bril di Seguridad pa
un Machinist, of sombr6 di Seguridad
pa un Rigger. Trahando cu un kraanchi
of cu un yabi, mannan mester tene .
ranka duro pa haci e trabao hopi bez
metaal tin puntanan skerpi, cu ta corta,
raska of golpia dede of mannan si nan
Handschoen di trabao, mescos cu za.
patonan di Seguridad, ta word bendi
na Comisario, na precio di costo. '
empleado di Process cu tin dos de2 d;
sintir no ta permit su mes di no usa
handschoen di trabao.
(Aki 'riba, Carlos Nicolas Croes un
gauger na Transfer Pumphouse ta ha-
bri un kraanchi, mientras cu su hand-
schoennan di trabao ta protege su man-
A son, Elle Keith Vincent, to, Mi. ind IM..
hhloin A.nlel~. n, Aunuht 22.
A snn, Jlico OeLiehp, te, .Mr. anil MI. IBeit Irn-
dii Ceetinn. Aunust ".1.
.\ in. .Jicohl K re[l i-lai. to .Ml ind Ml-.
MutiMn. di- Cubah, \u.ut 23.
A son, William Paul. t. Mi. .n, Mr-. Paul
i',iige-, Augiit 1 21.
A ni, Thoi.ma,, .lhu I M. t ..nl. Mi ( 'lini
Vtari. *\ui ult 25.
A laughter. Loreen Stepihanie to Mr. and Mr .
Jacques Amazand. August 25.
A daughter, Li.inia Augusta, to Mr. and Mit.
.1 iL E AugustL 26.
\ on An,tlin Gandwill. to i. anl M.I Go.-
iu.n i',a-t. Autfi, '26
A son. A ,Atit Ferdidanld, tio M. and 1 .
I' iin Ma; uio. August 2r.
A si A "elr.,l.. I.. Mr. Ua,,d i Eigeni. V.
d o, liie, n. Atigust 29.
A ldunhtei. ti, M. andi M-s. Jacobu' C, in..
A sun. Albino Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Dtika-, August 29
a son, Rb.ert \%inton, to Mr. and Mrs. Sand-
fi ld Cumberbatch, September 2.
A daughter. Diana Venice. to Mr. and Mrs.
laurence Donald, September 4.
A daughter. Clara Marcela, to Mr. and Mis.
Marcelino Mathilda. September 4.
A son, Hyancintho Rudolfo, to Mr. and Mis.
Francisco Croes. September G.
A daughter, Leona Armanda. to Mr. and Mis.
Theodulio Nicholson. September 6.
A daughter. AIthia Meivina, to Mr. and Mrs.
James John. September 6.
A son. Bertrando Gabriel, to Mi. and Mi,.
Matias Van der Linde, Septenmbie 6.
A son. McKinley, to Mi. and Mrs. Thomas
Alves._ September 7.
A son. Jesus Maria. to Mr. and Mrs. Vincente
Marcano, September 8.
A daughter. Vannie Noreen, to Mr. and MIs.
James Fox. September 8.
A daughter. Altbia Sevarina. to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Brooks, September 10.
A daughter. Anna Jacinta, to Mr. and MIs.
Evarieto Croes. September 10.
Apprentices are shown below on one of the first of the field trips in
which they will see the plant at close range during the next six months.
In the two top pictures and at lower left, a group sees the Powerhouse
and Ice Plant, with assistant general foremen E. Wade and J. Armstrong
explaining as they go along. At lower right, another group gives close
attention as Leonard Volney points out some of the Cat Plant's control
Women Start New Clubhouse
The Cosmos Club, an organization of
Lago Heights women, will soon have
a brand new clubhouse in which to
carry on its activities. The cornerstone
laying ceremony was held September
7, with George Lawrence of the Gas
Plant doing the honors. It was well at-
tended by the members, their husbands,
Aki bha nos ta mira aprendlina. durante e prom4 bishita dl un serle cu
to tuma lugar tur Dia Sabra durante sels luna. Ribs e dos portretnan
mas ariba y na banda robez mas abao, un grupo ta mira Powerhouse y
Ice Plant, mientras cu assistant general foreman E. Wade y J. Armstrong
ta duna splicaclin. Na banda drechl, mas abao, un otro grupo ta pone
atenel6n mientras cu Leonard Volney ta mustra algun control dl Cat Plant.
and friends of the club, and the
champagne served to all the guests add-
ed greatly to the festive spirit of the
occasion. With the completion of the
new building the organization will have
a place exclusively for its own use for
the first time since its founding.
The club, which was formerly known
as the Home and Health Club, has been
operating for about three years and now
numbers around twenty-four members.
It is planned to devote a major part of
the club's activities to sports and to a
larger children's program.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
September 16-30 Tues. October 8
September 1-30 Wed. October &
SEPTEMBER 27. 1946
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Shown here just alter the graduation ceremony August 26 are the
thirteen members of the 1944 Basic Instrument Job Training Course.
With instructor W. A. Koopman at the far left, they are A. E. Alleyne,
C. W. A. WIlntuin, A. Benolt, 0. A. Berend. J. W.. Chichester,
N. L. Lewis, J. 0. Ridderstap, J. L. Grovell, J. M. Nicholson. J.
A. Trimon, D. A. Edwards, C. L. Ralmie, and G. Duarte-E. The
course lasted two years and covered the fundamentals of pressure,
flow, and temperature. After the ceremony the men presented Mr.
Koopman with a handsome and useful portable bar as a token of
their appreciation for his efforts.
She's on the road to stardom, says Unlversal
Studios. It's Paula Drew, a Detrolt girl, and
the name of her first picture, like the costume,
is "Slightly Scandalous".
A sad commentary on the ambition of Colony
bachelors Is the appearance of this sign on the
porch of Bachelor Quarters No. 6 last month.
Strangely it remained undisturbed, with no indig-
nant citizen tearing it down. Could it be that
these "old men" (average age probably 27-32
years) are giving in to Father Time?
The Aruba Flying Club's inventory of planes
Increased to six this month with the long-
awaited arrival of this new Aeronca "Chief", a
side-by-side two sweater. It uses a wheel instead
of a stick, first of this type here, and the manual
controls have to be handled with the left hand.
That's mechanic Miguel Fellpe at left and
Hamilton Blaire at right, who helped assemble
E criatura aki ta Paula Drew, Su promb film
lo ta "Slightly Scandalous", un film Universal.
Taking advantage of the presence on the Island of the all-girl Anacaona bend, one of the best
entertainment attractions to hit Aruba In some time, the Lago Club held a hugely successful dance
September 12. The band, which hails from Cuba, thrilled the capacity crowd with its excellent
music. Above, nine of the ten lovely and talented girls are photographed by Samuel Rajroop at
3 a.m. after countless encores. (The men are Lago Club assistant manager Stanley Gouveia at
left and manager Clement St. Aubyn in the center.) After leaving Aruba the band's next stop was
to be Caracas where it is scheduled to fulfill radio contracts.
E handa "Anacaona" dl Cuba cu ta consists unicamente di mucha-muher tabata un gran exito na
Aruba na cumlnzamento dl luna. E banda a toca pa various ballanan cu tabata masha concurl. Aki
bao nos ta mira e damsnan hunto cu gerente y sub-gerente di Lago Club, despues di un balia dia
12 dl September. Sallendo di Aruba e damsnan a biaha pa Caracas, unda nan lo toca pa radio.
E dos Indiannan chikito
aki ta Olga y Myrna, se
gun nan a bisa nos. Nan
tabata na caminda pa
bal mira parade di Anja
di La Relna. ESSO
NEWS tin un portret
extra di e muchanan, y
is nan mayornan ta de-
sea di hayd nan por bin
buskd na oficina na B.
Q. No. 3.
Two little "Indians" all
dressed up and with
some place to go. Snap-
pod on their way to see
the Queen's Birthday
parade, the pair said
they were Olga and
Myrna, but weren't sure
beyond that point. (The
Esso News has an ex-
tra print which the
parents may have If
they will call at the of-
fice In B. Q. No. 3).
lie i"n B N.-)-. S- .
SA mao ~mSEPTEMBER 27. 1946
The size and wide scope of the
Company's operations are shown in
these maps and charts from the
1945 Annual Report of the Standard
Oil Company (N.J.)
The illustration below shows that
for each employee on the payroll1
Jersey and its affiliated companies
have invested $ 22,600 in property,
plant, and equipment. The gross
value of capital investments in lands
leases, exploration costs, refineries,
pipe lines, tankers, and other pro-
perties necessary to provide 108,000
jobs was $ 2, 441,942,488 at the end
Oil was produced by Jersey affiliates before the war on
a substantial scale in Rumania and Hungary and, on a much
smaller scale, in England, Germany, and Italy. The top map
shows the location of refineries of affiliates in England, France,
Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Rumania. (In the Near
East oil regions, not shown. Jersey has an 11-7/8 per cent
participation in the Iraq Petroleum Company.)
The map above shows South America's greatest store of
petroleum in the northern part of the continent: Venezuela ii
the world's second largest oil-producing nation. Company
affiliates produce or refine oil in Venezuela, Aruba, Colombia,
Peru, and in the Argentine.
In the U.S.A. (below) largest production is in the Gulf
Coast region, largest refineries are in Texas, Louisiana, and
New Jersey. Last year the oil produced by affiliates in the
U. S. amounted to 9 per cent of the nation's total: their
refinery runs were 13 per cent of the total.
Na anja 1940 Neil Griffin a bai Su-
matra na Oost Indie, pa keda aya di 15
di Maart te 15 di Augustus, pa asisti
den establecimiento di facilidadnan pa
gasoline di aviaci6n na refineria di
Compania na Palembang. Na Mei, 1940,
Ned Smith, jioe di ex-Gerente L. G.
Smith, a manda un invitaci6n pa su
graduaci6n di Aruba High School pa
Neil Griffin na Oost Indie.
Despues di biaha casi mitar mundo
rond, e invitaci6n a yega laat, opa cu
Neil a bai di Sumatra caba, y entire
censura y nubianan preto di guerra e
envelope a bai for di bista pa dos anja.
Na cuminzamento di anja 1942, ora cu
e hombernan chikito cu. wowo di knoops-
gat a drenta Oost Indie, e invitaci6n,
simbolo di mundo pacifico, no tabatin
ningun chens. Ningun hende no por bi-
sa den cual campo di concentraci6n of
den cual oficina pa carta sin destiny e
tabata, di tur moda el a keda ta cria
beskein tres anja mas, te ora atomic
bom a pone e Japonesnan corre bolbe
back na nan mes cunucu di arroz.
Despues di V-J day, Oost Indie taba-
tin hopi cos much mas important di
haci, di bai regla un invitaci6n pa ungra-
duaci6n di school, cu tabata asina bieuw
cu casi e mes por a cuminza bai school.
Pues el a keda ta warda su ora yega,
te un anja a bolbe pasa. Na Juni 1946
e carta a bai Holanda, pero parce cu
e tabata prefer calor di Oost Indie ri-
ba frieuw di Holanda, y su siguiente
luna e tabata na Batavia.
Siman pasf, 6!. anja despues cu el a
worde gepost, e invitaci6n a yega den
box di Neil Griffin, mariA ainda pero
feliz di a alcanzh su destiny. Na tur el
a biaha 46,762 milla, cu ta sali na 7100
pa anja of 8/10 parti di un milla pa ora.
Patrolman Hannaway a Topa cu
Aleman den Planta Siman Pasa
Patrolman J. Hannaway di Lago
Police Department a mira dos individuo
stranjo banda di Laundry net proni cu
di dia a habri, siman pasi. No ta tur
ora bo ta topa dos homber tur na azeta
y cu barbanan di dos siman bieuw. Ora
cu e patrolman a topa nan, nan a bisa
cu nan a baha for di un vapor, pero cu
nan no tabatin pas, y nan a puntra unda
caminda pa stad ta pa nan cumpra paia.
Patrolman Hannaway a duna nan di-
recci6n y el a sigui nan na cierto dis-
tancia, y ora e stranheronan tabata
banda di Main Gate el a supla su fluit
y el a grita pidi yudanza di mas watch-
Polies militair holandes a hiba e hom-
bernan, y nan a admit cu nan ta Ale-
man, un tabata den eh6rcito y e otro den
"Luftwaffe". Nan a sconde abordo di un
tanker Americano den haaf, y nan a
baha keto-keto den scuridad, land yega
tera, keriendo cu nan tabata na Texas.
Tur dos tabata prisoner di guerra na
Merca durante e ultimo part di guerra,
y despues nan a worde transport na
zone o cupA Rusiano na Alemania. Re-
cientemente nan a hui drenta Berlin, y
djei nan a yega Le Havre, Francia, unda
nan a subi scondi abordo di un tanker
cu cuminda y awa pa dura dos siman.
Nan esfuerzonan pa yega Merca
tabata en vano: mes dia cu nan yega
tera nan tabata abordo di un otro vapor
na caminda pa bolbe Francia.
Sirvienta HonrA cu Medalia di Brons
Condecoraci6nan na ciudadanonan di
teritorio di Cu-raao anuncia reciente-
mente den korantnan di Willemstad, ta
inclul un medalia di brons na Sefiorita
Matilda Antera, sirvienta cerca familiar
S. N. Ecury durante 25 anja.
Prome cu esey el a traha algun anja
na cas di Notaris L. Kwartsz, unda e
tabata mira pa Gezaghebber Kwartsz,
tempo cu e tabata much.
E honor di La Reina ta como recono-
cimiento pa servicio largo y field.
Because stowaways leaving Europe
may be on the increase, local civil police
suggest that Aruba residents be on the
lookout for suspicious characters, and
report possible cases to the proper
AII.A SMO NEW6
SEPTEMBER 27. 1946
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 27. 194
Give 31 Winners Fis. 905 Lake Fleet Arts and Crafts Exhibited at Marine Club
I., Anmie+ "C.Y.I" Awards
1. A w" C-. --
Two high men shared the spotlight
in the August crop of 31 "C.Y.I."
winners. At the top of the list was Ed
McCoart, who collected 300 guilders
for his idea to con-
ert the Low Press-
ure and Viscositn r
unit's fired heaters
from solid wall to
suspended wall con -
struction. A supple-
mental award of 150
guilders went to
Jet on his suggest-
ion concerning med- e. MeCoart
(This one was
among those dis-
cussed recently in
the "Lamp Maga-
zine", in an article
good ideas from
many parts of the
Awards of 50 E. Tiln-Kam-Jdt
guilders apiece went
to John Moore and Stanley Chapman for
suggesting respectively, improvements
to the scooter seats, and improving
safety in the use of pneumatic tools.
Other awards were:
John Smits, Fls. 15.00, change loca-
tion of valve in tar dist. line to evapor-
ators on visbreakers No. 9 and No. 10.
Adolfo Arends, FIs. 20.00, install steps
outside cashier's office at Main Office
George Asregadoo, Commendation, in-
stall guard on Ford motor around fan
at the Hydroponics unit.
Charles Leverock, Fls. 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipelines to tank No.
Charles Leverock, Fis. 20.00, drill
drainage west of tank No. 480.
Marchant Davidson, Fls. 15.00, install
collecting box on geist pipe cutting
machine at west end of Pipe Shop.
Cecil Bristol, Fls. 25.00, improve-
ments to fire fighting equipment.
Clyde Legore, Fls. 10.00, close two
passageways in refinery for safety
Charles Jardine, Fls. 10.00, new type
motor oil burner wrench.
Bernice Moore, Fls. 10.00, daily sub-
scription to Miami Herald for Personnel
Charles Jardine, Fls. 15.00, remove
various wooden steps at LEAR and re-
place them with ramps.
Cecil Annamunthodo, Fis. 10.00,
eliminate safety hazard at revolving
gate at pathway to Lago Heights
Juan Koolman, Fls. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley north of
tank No. 85 and west of tank No. 452.
McGilchrist Pope, Fls. 10.00, change
name "Labor Camp" on payroll deduc-
Kenneth Brown, Fls. 10.00, relocate
gauge glass on stripper tower at Isom-
Reginald Chung-A-On, Fis. 10.00,
safety precautions for sewer of water
outlet of No. 2 H. P. unit's B. T. bottoms
Oscar Jacobus, Fls. 10.00, install roof
in front of "Call for" windows at Plant
Hector Simon, Fls. 10.00, relocate
drain over east door on control house,
No. 11 Gasoil unit.
Byrpn Richards, Fls. 15.00, install
telephone booth between tanks 116 &
Oliver Van Thol, Fls. 10.00, relocate
or install box around fire hydrant in the
vicinity of the Laundry,
Sidpey Hek, Fls. 15.00, eliminate safe-
ty hazard on steel structure at Nos. 1
and 3 Crude Stills.
John Rawls, Fls. 20.00, install air
bottles on crude suction line at Central
Norris Nyack, Fla. 10.00, adequate
lighting for fuel oil temperature control
meter on Nos. 2, 3, 6, & 7 H. P. S.
Edwin Bachhus, Fls. 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at water meter in the
vicinity of the Lake Tanker dock.
The first exhibition of Lake Fleet and
Shore Staff arts and crafts was spons-
ored by the Marine Club September 14,
with 28 paintings and a number of
handicrafts displayed. Several hundred
spectators attended, and the interest
shown proved it a success. The club
hopes to make the exhibit an annual oc-
currence, with the probability that the
first success will bring out additional
talent from the fleet in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Blair acted as
judges, and Mrs. Blair, who presented
the awards, was introduced by Marine
Manager J. W. Woodward.
In the oil painting section, J. R.
Chancellor of the "Cumarebo" took first
and second prizes, and S. A. Jones of
the Shore Staff took third. (Mr.
Chancellor also won the "best in show"
Among the water-colorists, A. Kirt-
ley of the Marine Office won first, and
R. J. Storie, skipper of the "Sabaneta"
In the pencil drawing division, J. H.
Preston, third officer of the "Maracay",
was first, and Capt. Storie was second.
In the handicrafts, Captain C. E.
Wright of the "Andino" was first, with
the doll house pictured below at right,
and Chief Engineer D. P. Smith of the
Inverlago was second.
E portretnan na banda drechi ta sakft
durante un exhibici6n cu tabatin na
Marine Club dos siman pasi pa homber-
nan di Lake Fleet. R. J. Chancellor di
"Cumarebo" ta ricibiendo promA premio
pa su pinturanan riba e portret mas
ariba. Mei-mei, dos cuadro di e exhibi-
ci6n. Mas abao, un cas di popchi, hen-
teramente muebli, cu captAn C. E.
Wright di "Andino" a traha.
Maidservant Honored by Queen
Honors announced in the Willemstad
papers recently for citizens of Curaqao
include a bronze medal in the order of
Orange-Nassau for Miss Matilda Antera,
who has been a servant in the S. N.
Ecury family for the past 25 years.
Some years before going to work with
the Ecurys, she had been with the family
of Notary L. Kwartsz, and took care of
Lt. Governor Kwartsz when he was a
The honor from Queen Wilhelmina
was in recognition of long and faithful
Lopez Gets More News
Concerning Missing Son
More recent information concerning
the death of his son, Victor, in a raid
over Brunswick, Germany was received
by L. G. Lopez of the Gas Plant. Word
from the War Department stated that
Victor, who for a long time was listed as
simply "missing in action", was last seen
by his fellow crew members as they bail-
ed out of their stricken bomber April
8, 1944. Of the nine men able to get out
of the plane, four later turned up in
German hospitals, the bodies of three
were found, and the remaining two men,
including Victor, were never found.
Mr. Lopez has recently received
several documents from the government,
a Citation of Honor from the United
States Army Air Forces, a certificate
signifying the posthumous awarding of
the Purple Heart to his son, and a
special citation signed by President
Sgt. John F. (Sandy) Whitney of the
R.A.F., son of J. F. Whitney of the Gas
Plant, visited Victor's field in England
and saw him off on his last mission. The
two boys had been friends here in
Aruba, going.to school together and
taking part in various activities here.
Charles Jardine, Fls. 15.00, change
cooling water drains on LEAR pumps.
Anselmo Croes, Fls. 10.00, install
whistle on doctor regenerating tanks,
Juan Koolman, Fls. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley west of
Tanks 117, 118 & 119.
At right, Bettina Blir prenents
first prize for oil paintlngs to 4.
J. R. Chancellor of the "cum.-
eh.", while Marine Manaser
J. W. Woodward looks on at
right. A portion of the exhibit
can beSeen in the background.
Below. a seascape painted by
Capt. Sydney Jones, now of the
Shore Staff, and a reastlic
scene Inside a bus, titled
"ParaS" (Stop), by Chancellor.
At the bottom of the page is a .
two-story dolhouse, built by
Capt. C. E. Wright and furnish. I
ad to the tiniest detail., Includ-
!ns a lighted table lamp on a
ARUBA ESSO NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, .1946
......the discovery of an outstanding
newcomer in the sprint races, C. Capri-
les of the Dutch Army; he should give
Reynold Jackson some stiff competition
in the future...... stamina plus is J.
Thorne, almost wins the cross country
race and then goes on to win the mile
run...... proof of the terrific heat of the
day- all concerned used 3,000 pounds
of ice...... no spills to mar the thrills
and fun of the cycle races, which turned
out to be among the most interesting
events of the day...... the band of
costumed (Arab?) warriors, typified
by Leonard Turner of the Drydock,
pictured below, who entertained briefly
with some impromptu entertainment......
wonder what became of the ham O.
Warner and L. James dragged down off
the greasy pole? .....
......the crowd was thirsty- 115 cases
of beer and 125 cases of soft drinks,
and then the stuff ran out on them......
the good food at Mrs. Tulloch's booth
......the good-natured crowd of thous-
ands milling around the Sport Park......
the Excelsior Community Brass Band's
harmonies heard over the P.A. system....
not to forget the Pica-Pica Band, which
had won a prize in Oranjestad that
......the very insistent clangor of Bell-
man H. Grant warning the contestants
that their events were coming up......
the impressive display of valuable prizes
exhibited at the grandstand...... the
usual set of discussions by the judges
to pick a winner in close events......
......thanks to the hard working Utili-
ties men the crowd was able to hear all
that went on over the P. A. system......
the seemingly thousands of kids entered
in the events for youngsters......
The Queen's Birthday was a good one
for Max Bernard of the Stenographic
Office. On his way to the Sport Park
with Esso News reporter Elric Crichlow
of the Catalytic Department Max passed
Corona Field where the Corona Sports
Meet was being held. The two men went
in, looked around, and upon hearing
that the high jump was open and that
ten guilders was the prize, Max entered
it. Ten minutes and three jumps later
he was on his way to the Sport Park
with the prize money safely stowed in
his pocket. Not satisfied with that Max
went ahead and took a second place in
the Olympiad high jump.
No prizes, no glory, but a good job
well done was the story of the Lago
Police Department men led by Lieuten-
ant Jan Oorthuis; they worked smoothly
from early till late to keep the center
of the field clear so that everyone in
the overflow crowd could see the events.
Cricket Competition Nears Close
As Teams Struggle for Lead
With the results of one league already
known and the other soon to be con-
cluded,-the present cricket competition
in the Lago Sport Park is rapidly
drawing to a close. The Eastern League
was clinched by British Guiana, which
defeated Philipsburg 171 and 122 for
two, to the losers' 46, in a match Sep-
The Western League is still in action,
however, with several more games to be
played. The whole story of the compe-
tition will be known in October when the
winners of both leagues will meet in the
In one of the last of the Eastern
League matches September 15, a new
record was set. J. A. Butts af M. & C.
and W. Brown of the Training Division
established a record first wicket partner
ship of 108 runs playing for West Indian
St. Eu talius 7t
Sport Palk 7
..l,telmber 1 G
West Indian 171 for
Dominica 109 for all
Jong Holland 0
Aruba Jra. 0
Dutch Army 1.1
San Nicolas Jrs. 11
Lago Sport Park 2
San Lucas tpoatpunedt
San Nicolas Jra.
Lago Heights C
Aruba Jr-. (win-detfault
Lago Sport Park G
Dutch Army 4
Surinam Wins Viana Cup
The Viana Football Tournament came
to a close September 19 with Surinam
defeating a strong B. G. team 3 to 0 at
Lago Heights Field. The teams were
closely matched and the final contest
was a real battle.
The tournament brought out the usual
rabid set of football fans who follow
their favorite team wherever it goes and
cheer its athletes lustily. The presenta-
tion match, which is to be played this
week, will be a real test of the winners'
skill, for they will face a composite team
made up of the best players on the
Trinidad, Jong Holland, and B. G. teams,
the other three in the competition.
SKEEP rj EM IWLYJNG
I AROUND THE PLANT 4
Jeanne MIngo of Accounting was married to Raymond De Barros of the LEAR Plant at St.
Theresa's church in San Nicolas September 11. A small party at her brother's house In Sa.a.
net* followed the ceremony. Above she is surrounded by friends and is receiving from Luis de
Palm a check as a wedding gift from her fellow employees.
The first experiment to replace coal
with oil on naval vessels was made in
1864. The attempt being unsuccessful,
the matter was dropped for 20 years.
Now, all the world's navies use oil
Weight of the diesel engine has been
reduced to 4 lb. per horsepower from its
prewar weight of 60 lb., as a result of
wartime engineering advances.
Alaska truckmen, driving at sub-zero
temperatures, add alcohol to their gas-
oline to keep it from freezing.
Demand for aviation gasoline has
declined about 75 per cent since the end
of the war, as a result of decreased mili-
To celebrate India's new Interim government
taking over, two Lago Heights football teams,
the East Indian. and the Chinese, played a match
September 1. The East Indians won 1-t on a
goal scored by H, Mongroo. Above, the Chinese;
standing at left Is M. Bernard (linesman),
C. Assang, K. Johnson, R. Chung-On, M. Wong,
C. Farla, and V. Lee. Kneeling are K. Tong,
R. Murray, K. Welch, K. Wong (bent over,
referee). D. Asshing and J. Charles. Below are
the East Indians with referee Wong again in the
picture standing at the left, followed by H. Me-
dina, A. Kalloo. G. Lawrence (linesman), P. Oople
and S. Bacchus. Kneeling are F. Hugglns, H. Ro-
homan, G. Permaul. Z. Khan, B. Mongro.. T. Mun-
gal, and D. Harry. The pictures were taken by
The last issue of the Esso News printe.l
the names of seven Drydock men who
were going or had already left on their
long vacations. This issue goes even
farther. Nine names appear, all of tlh
Drydock. Heading the list is Santiago
Vorst, a mechanic, who left for ten
weeks September 19. Next come Juan
Kock, a rigger corporal, Catalino dt
Mey, a welder, Juan Donati, a machinist
helper, and Nicasio Bernadino, a mech-
anic, who all left for four weeks Sep-
tember 23. Pedro Bislick, a helper on
the pile driver, did the same thing on
the next day. Laborer Crismo Thiel left
for his four weeks two days later on.
the 25th. Nicasio Kelly, a rigger, will
start eight weeks and machinist Nicolas
de Cuba will start four weeks September
In October, carpenter Francisco Odu-
ber will start four weeks on the first
day of the month and Ludwig Corne-
will go on October 8 for four weeks.
ed to Aruba for
a six-weeks visit
French St. Mar-
tin. Elliott work- .
ed in the Elec-
ment until the
time he received
a medical dis-
charge from the .
years ago. He was here to visit his
mother and two sisters before returning
to St. Martin. He plans to go to the
U.S.A. in December and prepare himself
for the study of Medicine at the Brook-
lyn Technical High School. Elliott
wanted to be remembered to all his
friends and fellow employees.
Ralph Lowhar of M. & C. left Septem-
ber 15 to spend what promised to be a
very happy 11 week vacation with his
mother in Chicaga, Illinois. He hasn't
seen her for 32 years.
Three more long vacations at the
Drydock include Johannes Thiel, labor-
er, who left for four weeks on Septem-
ber 27; Sebastian Figaroa, mechanic
helper, starts six weeks on October 14;
and Francisco Bergen, fireman on the
piledriver, four weeks, starting October
The much-travelled Smlth-Nourduyn golf trophy, which has a way of shuttling back and
forth between Lago's and C.P.I.M.'s golfers, shuttled again after the matches on the local
course September 7 and 8, when Lago won a decisive victory. The 24 players are shown
as left below in the frost row left to right are Crippen, Scheurkogel, Fosbrook. Walker,
Watson, and Humannt back row, Tucker, Elllnghausen. Burkhard, Chod, McBride, Troost,
van Gelder, RIchards.N, Chaloner, Yates. Fuller, Lepelaars, van Wee, Clute, Turner, Ford,
Cross, and Kloosterman. At right. Fuller and Cross talk It over, while Bud Ford of Curagao
gets ready for a practise swing.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 27, 1946
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