Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: February 7, 1947
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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VOL. 8, No. 2


FEBRUARY 7, 1947

FIs. 2200 in "C.Y.I." Capital Awards Will FIs. 2200 na Premio Capital di "C.Y.I."

Be Granted to Four Best Aruba Ideas Pa e Cuater Mihor Ideanan na Aruba

Four Capital Awards of Fls. 1000, 600, 400, and 200 will now be granted each
year to the best ideas in Lago's Coin Your Ideas plan, according to a recent
change in the plan. Instead of competing against ideas in the whole
Jersey organization, as in the past, employees' suggestions here will compete
only against the suggestions of other Lagoites, yet the four capital awards are
as large as those granted in the big capital award competition of the
S.O. C. (N.J.), where the awards are $500, $300, $200, and $100.

The new system of making the annual
"Big Four" awards here goes into oper-
ation immediately, and the "C. Y. I."
Committee is now studying the 12 best
suggestions adopted during 1945 and
1946. Four of the 12 employees who
turned in these ideas will be very profit-
ably rewarded for their clear thinking,
each receiving one of the four big
awards. Results of the competition will
be announced in the near future.
To be eligible for a capital award, a
suggestion must have been adopted and
in actual operation for at least one year
and not more than two years. Only Class
I (non-supervisory) ideas are eligible.
Ideas from supervisors are eligible for
initial and supplemental awards, but not
for capital awards.
The field is "wide open". Any serious
suggestion that has merit in improving
operations or general conditions, saving
money, or increasing safety is a conten-
der for a capital award of Fls. 1000, 600,
400, or 200.

Storehouse Man Wins Steno Prize

Coming out with third prize in a con-
tinent-wide shorthand contest is no
small matter, but Ernest Browne of the
Storehouse did it last November. In a
monthly Pitman
method short-
hand accuracy
contest, Ernest
won third prize
against entrants
from all over the
United States,
Canada, and the
Caribbean area.
A Lago em- V
ployee for the
past four years,
he was well pre- Erest Browne
pared for his accomplishment. He had
studied Pitman for some time and is
also a member of the San Nicolas Short-
hand Writers Club, where Esso News
reporter Bernard Marquis of the Marine
Department and Gascoigne Blaize are
As his prize he will receive a short-
hand dictionary from the Pitman
Publishing Company, sponsors of the

Wrecked Lifeboat Still Sails

When the "Esso Bolivar" was shelled
by a submarine in 1942 (the story was
told in the last Aruba Esso News) some
of the crew saved themselves by plug-
ging the shrapnel holes in a lifeboat with
carrots. One lifeboat, however, drifted
away unharmed, and what happened to
it was told in a recent "Yachting"
It drifted ashore at Haiti, and was
towed to Port au Prince. Here the
Haitian government auctioned it off for
$22.50 to an author, a captain in the U.S.
Army, and a plantation manager.
The new owners added a one-ton keel,
put in a cabin with two bunks, an ice
chest, and two masts for schooner
When they got round to choosing the
name there was only one possible the
24-foot offspring of our "Esso Bolivar"
became the "Esso B".


For Sale:
Will Trade:


Cuatro Premio Capital di Fls. 1000,
600, 400 y 200 lo worde duna cada anja
pa e ideanan mihor den plan di Coin
Your Ideas di Lago, segun un cambio
reciente den e plan. Enbez di competi cu
henter organizaci6n di Jersey manera ta-
bata antes, ideanan di empleadonan aki


Household furnishings, slightly used.
Truck in good condition.
Bicycle for phonograph.

Box 29
Box 63
Box 17

No. these are not real advertisements, but they can be, if employees use
a new free service offered by the Aruba Esso News. Beginning immediately,
the Esso News will accept and print want ads and for sale ads for employees
who wish to buy or sell furniture, baby carriages, or any other personal
possessions. Or an employee might want to trade something he has and no
longer wants for something he does want. Or perhaps advertise for regular
transportation to work from Oranjestad, Santa Cruz, or any distant point.
Advertisements submitted should be accompanied by the employee's
name, payroll number, and department. Ads will be given an Esso News
"Box Number", and when answers to an ad are received, they will be for-
warded to the advertiser by mail. If ads do not bring results on the first
appearance, they may be printed once more on request.
In a group of over 7,000 employees, such a service can be of great value
in helping to sell what you don't want, helping to find what you do want.
Employees are invited to take full advantage of the help it can give them.

Pa Bende:

Muebles, lampi, etc., casi nobo.

Se Necesita: Un truck na bon condici6n.
Ken ke Troca: Un bicicleta pa un phonograaf.

Box 29
Box 63
Box 17

No, esakinan no ta advertencianan di berdad, pero nan por bira si, basta
empleadonan haci uso di e servicio nobo cu Aruba Esso News ta ofrece na
nan henteramente gratis. Cuminzando unbez, Esso News ta accept y lo
public advertencianan ofreciendo articulonan pa bende, cumpra of troca.
Podiser un empleado ke bende of cumpra muebles, wagen di jioe of
cualkier otro cos di su poseci6n personal. Podiser un empleado tin algo cu
e no tin mester y cu ke e troca pa un otro cos cu si e tin mester. Tambe e
por pone un advertencia pa pidi transportaci6n pa trabao for di Playa,
Santa Cruz of cualkier punto distant.
Advertencianan mester bini cu number, payroll number y departamento
di esun cu ta mand6. Cada advertencia lo haya un number (box) y ora cu
tin contest riba un advertencia, esaki lo bai pa esun cu a mand6. Si un
advertencia no duna resultado di prom4 bez, e por worde ripiti riba
Den un grupo di 7,000 empleado un servicio asina por ta un gran yudanza
pa bende loque bo no tin mester y pa haya loque si bo tin mester. Esso News

ta invita tur empleado pa probechA
duna nan.

U.S. Military Dead
Being Moved to States
U.S. military personnel who died in
Aruba during the war years were buried
in a military cemetery near Sabaneta.
For the past two weeks work has been
in progress removing the caskets and
preparing them for shipment to the
United States, which is to take place
within the next few days. A U.S. Army
transport ship is to call at San Nicolas
harbor to receive the caskets, and the
same procedure is being followed in
The operation is being carried out here
by the Netherlands forces, with the
assistance of several U. S. Army re-
presentatives who came to Aruba for
this purpose late last month.
Full military honors will be accorded
the 13 American soldiers or sailors and
one merchant seaman who were buried
here. They lie in state at Sabaneta Camp,
and Netherlands military forces, the
Government, the American Legion, and
Lago Management are to take part in
the religious and military ceremonies
preceding the removal to a U.S. military
The date has not yet been fixed as the
Esso News goes to press, but was ten-
tatively set for the present weekend.
Employees who wish final information
on the schedule may call the Esso News
office, Phone 523.

di e yudanza cu e servicio aki lo por

la competi solamente cu ideanan di otro
empleado di Lago y toch e cuater pre-
mionan capital ta mes tanto cu esnan
den e competitive grand di premio capi-
tal di Standard Oil Co. (N.J.).

E sistema nobo pa duna e "Cuaternan
Grandi" ta cuminza imediatamente y
Comite di "C.Y.I." ta studiando e 12
mihor ideanan cu a worde adopt du-
rante 1945 y 1946. Cuater di e 12 em-
pleadonan cu a manda e ideanan aki lo
haya un bon recompensa pa nan ideanan,
recibiendo eada un, un di e cuater pre-
mionan grand.
Pa un idea ta eligibel pa un premio
capital, e mester ta adopt y na uso alo-
menos un anja y no mas di dos anja.
Solamente ideanan di Clase I (di non-
supervisors) lo ta eligibel. Ideanan di
supervisornan ta eligibel pa premionan
original y supplemental, pero no pa pre-
mionan capital.

Tin hopi oportunidad. Cualkier idea
cu tin merito pa mehora operaci6n of
condicionnan general di Compania, spaar
placa of aumentA seguridad, por gana
un premio capital di Fls. 1000, 600, 400
of 200.

Lancha Salba-Bida ta Naveg6 Ainda

Ora cu "Esso Bolivar" a worde torpe-
dia pa submarine na 1942 (e storia taba-
ta den e ultimo Esso News), un parti di
e tripulaci6n a salba den un lancha, ta-
pando e buraconan cu tabatin aden cu
wortel. Un di e lanchanan a keda ta
drief sin dafio y loque a pasa cun6 a sali
den un revista reciente di "Yachting".
E lancha a yega costa di Haiti y el a
worde getouw te Port au Prince. Segun
instruccionnan di Standard Oil Co., Go-
bierno Haitiano a pone na vindishi y un
escritor a cumpr6 pa $22.50. E dofo nobo
tabata captan den Ehercito Americano y
administrator di un cunucu. Ora di pone
un number pa e boto tabatin solamente
un posibilidad e boto cu tabata
pertenec6 na nos "Esso Bolivar" a hays
e number di "Esso B".

Colony Service Employees: in Foremanship Course

After finishing the first session of a course In Foremanship Training, two groups of Colony
Service employees pause for a picture. Top, left to right, W. Fraser (conference leader).
M. Sander., A. Mohid, C. St. Aubyn, P, Wilson, C. Arends, R. van Blarcum, H. Amoroso, Mrs. S
Olllvierre, F. Short, J. La Cruz, A. Bryson, J. Francisco. and R. Yzr. Below, left to right,
E. Cowie, A. Tatt, Soon Chang, D. Richards, Mie. Pope, H. Holman, 0. Simon, J. Statla, 0 Saar-
maat, H. Boys, H. Aporoo and Mrs. M. A. Mongron.

A 13-week series of training confer-
ences in foremanship began for 24 Co-
lony Service employees early last month.
Divided into two groups of 12 each, the
trainees meet in hour-and-a-half sessions
twice weekly.
The program was opened January 3
by J. J. Abadie, who pointed out that the

Company wishes to train employees not
only in all phases of their immediate
jobs but for future development and
promotions. The course will give them
a better understanding of basic policies
of the Company and of the tools a super-
visor uses to carry out his work.
Continued on page 6



A RVA s! N $ws


The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, February 28. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Frleday noon, February 21.
Telephone 523

Printed by The Curacao Counant. Curacao. N.W I.



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AN IDEA is a little thing.

It can cross your mind while you are eating lunch, working,
or just relaxing. Even after you write it down it may not
look like much.

It may take some time to work out the details, or it may
come to you complete in a flash.

It's a little thing to grow into a thousand guilders.

But the capital awards in the new "C.Y.I." plan, awarded to
Lago ideas only, can nourish it.

It can grow to be Fls. 200, 400, 600 or even 1000 if it's the
best idea. From a little wave in your brain to a thousand
guilders that's real growth.

Give your good ideas a chance to grow. Coin them with the
"C.Y.L" plan.

Soap From Natural Gas

Among New Products

The number of new, everyday materials
that can, and are being made from petro-
leum and natural gas "staggers the
imagination", R. P. Russell, president of
the Standard Oil Development Company,
reported recently to the annual meeting
of the Southern Research Institute.
Among the new products resulting
from research and development in the
petroleum industry are synthetic soaps
of superior quality; a type of resin that
can be made into thin sheets and wrap-
ped around perishable food products,
keeping them fresh during weeks of
storage; cheaper but highly effective
fungicides and insecticides; and a syn-
thetic gasoline from natural gas that
already appears to be competing with
gasoline produced from petroleum.
The synthetic soaps have remarkable
qualities and it may be that in the next
few years we will see as high as one-
fourth of our soaps made from oil or
natural gas. He said that if our entire
soap production for the next 50 years
were to come from natural gas, it still
wouldn't seriously deplete the nation's
resources since it would require only a
hundredth part of our present known gas
The new type resin with extraordinary
moisture proof qualities is about five
times as moisture proof as the best of
present day cellophane and can be used
to protect vegetables and fruit for much
longer periods without heavy expendi-

Departmental Reporters
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tin for

Simon Coronel
Ilpat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Gordon Ollivlerre
Luciano Wever
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
Iphil Jones
Ersklne Anderson
Sam Vlapree
Fernando Da Silva
Bertie Vlapree
Hugo de Vrlee
Pedro Odor
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
Alvin Texeira
Calvin Hassell
Federlco Penson
Edward Larmonie
Edgar Connor
Mare Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber
John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Belah
Hubert Ecury
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rajroop

this iss e)

PICTURE CREDITS- By Nelson Mo.ris. schoo'.gitls, 3. Ly Saumnel Raitiop,
Fiank Moll. p. 3. Church. p. 1. and GCenada-Pirates. p. 5

The following letter was received recently by
Department, which assisted local relief agencies
many cases of clothing to Holland in the period
action when help was most urgently needed:

the Marine
in shipping
after liber-

"From the Aruba Relief Fund I hear that you have the
great kindness not to charge us with freight for goods
destined for the people of our heavily-damaged town. Your
help will not fail to give new courage to many of us."
(signed) Burgomaster of Zutphen, Holland.

Awendla ta dificll pa bo mira si be tin flat tire, pa via di e grandura
onbeschoft di warda-lodonan.


Carmelita Maynard of the Laundry, on
January 22, at the age of 34. She had
been an employee for the past nine years
and one month. She is survived by her
parents, a brother, two daughters and an
infant son. She was a Thrift Plan parti-
Laundry employees donated a beauti-
ful floral wreath and presented a cash
gift to Mrs. Maynard's children.

ture for refrigerated storage space.
Mr. Russell also reported work on
improved anti-knock gasolines that will
give about 50 per cent more mileage and
reduce motor fuel bills. The new gas-
olines, he explained, can be made to
operate in cars of the future which have
engines of a higher compression ratio
than are presently used. He added that
experts in the automotive industry have
stated that these cars of tomorrow with
.uch high compression engines can be
built at the cost of present day cars.
The Standard Oil Development Com-
pany is now devoting nearly one-third
ot all its research efforts toward the
conversion of natural gas and coal into
liquid fuels. However, Mr. Russell em-
phasized, this does not mean that the oil
industry fears a future oil shortage. He
cited the recent statement of Eugene
Holman, Jersey president, that the
industry expects the country will have
as large proved oil reserves 20 years
from now as it has today.

Instt umnnt
Electi cal
Marine Office
L. 0. F.
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edcleanu
Pressiie Stills
C.T.R. & Field Sh,pV
T.S.D. Offie
Powerhouse I & I
Labolatories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3
I.ago Police
E.so & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls I:
Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Mcmins & lnsilatnr.s
Carientcr & Paint
Machine Shon,
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Commissary
Plant Commissa y
Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Spli ts

William Hughes
Luis Werleman
George Boekhoudt
George Boekhoudt
Francisco Ras
John Pfaff
Hubert Leverock
Bernardo Ras
Estanislao De Lange
Jacobo Dirksz
Benoit Solognier
John Hassell
Mario Arends
Leon Anthony

M. & C.
Rec. & Shipping
Acid & Edel.
Dining Hall
Dry Dock

New Air-Mail Rates Announced

With a change in air-mail rates effec-
tive January 1, Aruba residents may now
send letters and packages air-mail at a
materially reduced cost.
A five-gram letter can be sent to Hol-
land and the rest of Europe for 25 cents
and packages will go at the rate of 10
cents for five grams. To Surinam it costs
121:, cents to send a letter or postcard,
and packages go for five cents for each
10 grams. A 10-gram letter to Curacao,
Bonaire, Saba, St. Martin and St. Eusta-
tius costs six cents. A letter will go to
Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican
Republic, Jamaica, St. Kitts, Trinidad
and Venezuela for 15 cents. The rate to
the U.S. has dropped to 121/ cents for
10 grams of air-mail. (Steamer mail rate
remains at 1214 cents for 20 grams.)

When three little girls get together what is likely to happen? Right, the answer is giggling. These
happy proofs are pictured In the yard of the Santa Maria School at Santa Cruz.
Camlnda tin mucha-muher tin spetakel. Mira e trees nan ak;, nan ta yen dl gana dl hal pret.
E portret ta sak - --- --- ----' -- --- -.. -





Tarifa Nobo pa Correo Aireo

Cu un cambio den tarifanan di correo
aereo for di dia 1 di Januari, residente-
nan di Aruba por manda carta- y paki-
nan pa avion na un costo materialmente
Un carta di cinco gram pa Holanda of
cu-alkier otro parti di Europa ta costa 25
cent y pakinan lo bai na raz6n di 10 cent
pa cinco gram. Pa Surinam un carta of
postal ta costa 121, cent y pakinan ta
bai pa 5 cent cada gram. Un carta di
10 gram pa Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, St.
Martin y St. Eustatius ta costa 6 cent.
Un carta pa Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, San-
to Domingo, Jamaica, St. Kitts, Trinidad
y Venezuela pa 15 cent. Tarifa pa Merca
a baha na 121, cent pa 10 gram. (Tarifa
pa vapor pa Merca a keda mescos, esta
12% pa 20 gram.)


January, 1947

10-Year Buttons


Thqnkl to Wolt Ditnii
Heaol softy Council




Gathered to bid "good bye and good luck" to their former
head, L. J. BreWer, is this group of Colony Service
employees. Mr. Brewer, who left Aruba January 22 to take
up new duties in Cuba, is being presented with a handsome
pen and pencil set by Abdul Mohid and a fine wrist watch
by J. J. Abadle as farewell gifts from the staff. Other
employees in Colony Service expressed regret that they were
unable to attend the ceremony due to the requirements of
their jobs.

Looks like an ordinary fire hydrant, but look
closer It Is supporting some unusual plant life.
The pipe in the foreground, which has a common
Aruba weed blooming out of the top, is set In
concrete resting on coral yet the weed found
its way through the inside to the top of the two.
foot-high pipe. (Moral: what chance have you of
getting this particular weed out of your garden?)

"Safety is never old-fashioned", is the 1947 theme
in the Company's popular safety calendar, which
goes to all employees. The illustration for each
month is a view of how things were done SO or
100 years ago. The back of each page contains a
separate slogan contest conducted by the National
Safety Council, and general safety suggestions.

Can you do it? Probably not It's a job of
muscle control that most persons can't manage.
Frank Moll demonstrated these acrobatics of his
stomach muscles in the recent amateur show at
the Lago Club.

Cu tanto yobida cu tabatin, planchinan ta spruit
tur camlnda. RIba e portret nos to mira un planchi
to sail for di un tubo dl hero cu ta poni riba
cement riba baranca y tech e planchi a lucha
to cu el a small for di e tubo cu ta dos pla halto.

"I'll be Yours" lo ta e prom6 policula den cual
Deanna Durbin di Universal Films lo sail desde
nacemento di su jloe Jessica Louise.

She'll be your Valentine, claims Universal Films.
Deanna Durbin's first film since she became a
mother is "I'll be Yours", which will reach the
major circuits about on Valentines Day (February
14, when an old custom calls for anonymous greet-
ings between friends of opposite sexes).




e -News

A 110-mile pipe line laid in 1888 was
heaved up recently and re-laid to add 84
miles to a pipe line carrying oil to Im-
perial's Sarnia refinery. An official in
charge tells how it was done:
"We lifted pipe from the old location
at the rate of 31' miles per day. In Ohio
and Michigan we dug the channel, coat-
ed, wrapped, and back-filled the pipe at
one mile a day, including blasting a 750-
foot channel under a river. We had to
remove pipe line from under railroads, a
grain elevator, and a meat-packing plant,
and truck the reconditioned pipe 250
miles. Five hundred men did the whole
job in 83 days."

Enjay Company, Inc., a new subsi-
diary, started operation last month,
taking over the sale and distribution of
all products formerly handled by Stan-
co's Chemical Products Dept. and by
Standard Alcohol Company.
The new organization will handle
products based on synthetic chemicals
derived from petroleum as distinguished
from regular petroleum products such as
gasoline and lubricating oil. Alcohols and
rubbers are now principal items in the
field of synthetic chemicals, which saw
enormous expansion during the war.
W. V. Rathbone, former Lagoite, is
assistant sales manager in the alcohols
division of the new company.

John R. Suman, Jersey director, is
chairman of the new Safety Committee
for the American Petroleum Institute.

To help meet the requirements of
an expanding research program, the
Standard Oil Development Co. has an-
nounced the election of three new vice-
presidents and directors, Willard C.
Asbury, E. Duer Reeves, and Dr. William
J. Sweeney.

S. C. Hope, president of Gilbert & Bar-
ker (oil burners, gasoline pumps) has
also been elected president of Stanco In-
corporated, which manufactures special-
ty products such as Flit, Mistol, and
through its subsidiary, Daggett & Rams-
dell, makes and markets cosmetics.

8,000,000 Every Day
World-wide petroleum requirements
by 1950 are estimated at 8,350,000 bar-
rels per day, an increase of 16 per cent
over 1946, according to Jersey president
Eugene Holman. The ability of the in-
dustry to meet this demand, he said in a
recent address, will be largely determin-
ed by finding adequate future reserves,
continuing technological progress, and
by employer-employee teamwork that
will maintain maximum efficient produc-
tion and distribution.


Lagoites on Committee

Studying Price-Fixing

A committee to study and advise the
Government's Department for Social and
Economic Affairs on matters of price-
fixing policy held its first regular
meeting in Curacao last month, with
F. J. Getts and B. K. Chand as Lago
The 19-man committee, which was or-
ganized by Governor P. Kasteel, includes
members representing consumers, whole-
salers, retailers, and the Government;
serving as chairman is J. H. van Boven,
head of the Dept. of Social and Economic
The group will advise on matters relat-
ing to cost prices, freight, handling, and
markups for dealers and retailers. In ad-
dition to local conditions, close attention
is being given to the situation in the
United States, where recent indications
of a downward trend in prices have been

"Graveyard" Pickups and
Clerks for Women Added

To Commissary Services

Two services proposed by the Commis-
sary Sub-committee of the Employees'
Advisory Committee, for the convenience
of Plant Commissary patrons, are being
put into effect.
The committee suggested a "pickup"
service for employees coming off of the
12-8 (graveyard) shift; this makes it
possible for these men to catch rides to
distant homes without the delay of shop-
ping. The system has been operating for
the last two weeks. Employees working
graveyard leave their orders between
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. one day, and the sup
plies are assembled and ready to be pick-
ed up as the men leave the plant between
8 a.m. and 9 a.m. the following day.
The second plan, which is now being
put into effect, calls for clerks in each
section specially designated to wait on
female customers between 9:30 a.m. and
10:30 a.m., and 12 Noon and 1 p.m., the
hours when they most commonly are

December Ideas Pay Off 21
As Employees Split FIs. 425

December's "Idea" crop paid 425
guilders to 21 alert Lago employees. At
the top of the list was Paul Jensen with
a fifty guilder award for suggesting an
improved method for louver refinishing.
Right behind him was Ernand de l'Isle
with a forty guilder winner, a system to
eliminate waste of gasoline at No. 12
Aviation unit.

Other awards were:

Hipolito Tromp, Fls. 25.00, install 11/2"
hot water line tie-ups to air sprays of all
Doctor regenerator tanks in Sweetening
Lionel Coombs, Fls. 20.00, change fire
exits at Hospital.
Robert Martin, FIs. 20.00, additional
sheets of carbon paper for Shop work
request books.
Alexander Gumbs, Fls. 20.00, install
fire extinguishers on trash trucks and
Colony paint boxes.
Hose Tromp, FIs. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard on road west of tank
No. 53.
Albino Dijkhoff, Fls. 20.00, install
racks for gears at Machine Shop.
Harry Nahar, Fls. 15.00, change posi-
tion of sample lines and valves at No. 10
Crude Still.
Simeon Tromp, Fls. 20.00, relocate 6"
valve in pump-over line from bottoms
outlet to feed inlet of No. 1 Ross
exchanger and Fls. 15.00, install perma-
nent hook to replace rope used on load-
ing lines of tank 224 and 226.
Anton Harms, Fls. 20.00, drainage
facilities for L.P. stills area.
Adolfo Arends, Fls. 25.00, install Com-
missary order box at end of pedestrian
walkway in the vicinity of the Laundry.
Philip Volney, FIs. 20.00, install bleed-
er valve near control valve of tar distil-
late to evaporator at Viscosity units.
John Eder, Fls. 15.00, numbering of
electric ground well covers.
McGilchrist Pope, Fls. 20.00, remove
sewer line from under Esso Heights Din-
ing Hall storage building.
Frank Mingo, Fls. 15.00, install exten-
sion on drop-out valve at No. 2 V.B. unit.
Alvin Texeira, Fls. 10.00, list names
and bungalow numbers of Lago Heights
residents in telephone directory.
Charles Munro, Fls. 20.00, install mail
box at British Vice Consulate office.
McAllister David, Fls. 20.00, color ball
or cone shapes used for daytime signal-
ling on signal tower.
Hose Ruiz, Fls. 20.00, relocate water
meters at Acid Plant.

Money in Anti-Loss Ideas

Losses from gasoline sampling will be
cut about 50 per cent at No. 12 Aviation
Still in the future, thanks to the sharp
eye and agile mind of Ernand de l'Isle of
L.O.F., who remembered the anti-loss
campaign in the Esso News several
months ago.
Ernand saw that by connecting the
gasoline drainage from the sample table

Proof that time passes quickly, and also that "faith moves mountains", is this picture of the nearly-
completed Methodist Church building in San Nicolas. Assisting at the cornerstone-laying for this
building was one of L. G. Smith's last official acts before he left Aruba last August. The church
has rapidly added a new high point to San Nicolas's growing skyline.


A daughter. Juliana Filomena. to Mi. and Mrs.
Jacoho Ras. Janusay 9.
A daughter, Jean Ueinadette. to Mr. and Mis.
C(ril Gomes. January 9.
A son. Roland Federico, to Mr. and Mrs. Simeon
Tromp. January 11.
A son. Felix Alejandto, to Mr. and Mrs. lose
Thijsen. January 11.
A daughter. Anthia Patricia, to Mi and Mrs.
Alvin Aiindell. January 11.
A ron. Ector Fernando, to Mr. ani Mrs. Alex-
ander Catty. January 11.
A daughter. Elizabeth Elena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Nichols. January 13.
A son, Pablo Francisco. to Mr. and Mrs. Rasilio
Maduro, January 15.
A dlaiuhter. Iiena Beatriz, to Mr. andl Mi.
Aurelio Banios, January 15.
A daughter, Marguerite Angela. to Mr. and Mis.
Robert Martin. January 17.
A daughter. Livia Antonia. to Mr. and M s.
Prospero Rojas. January 1b.
A daughter. Marva Monette, to Mr. and Mirs.
Urban Vlaun, January 1S.
A son. Robeit Arthur, to Mr. and Mis. Robect
Ferguson. January 1s.
A daughter. Cordilia Grace. to Mi. and Mrs,
Eduard Jageishoek. January 18.
A daughter Mary Arele. to IMr. and Mrs. Jorhn
Sturgeon. January 20.
A daughter, Maureen Helena, to Mr. and Mrs.
William Faarup. January 20.
A daughter. Fabia. to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Wer-
leman, January 20.
A son. Michael. to Mi. and Mrl. Egbert Ledgei.
January 20.
Twins, a son George arcellin. and a daughter,
Geoigianna Joycelyn, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Antonie. January 21.
A daughter, Gretta Merna Marjorie. to M.. and
Mis. Jerome Da Bieo. January 22.
A son. Hubert Alberto. to Mr. and Mrs. George
Busby. January 22.
A daughter, Joyce Patricia. to Mr. and Mrs.
William Lambert. January 22.
A daughter. Margarita Paulina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Laurens Croes. January 26.
A daughter. Marcolina. to Mr. and Mrs. Simon
Madulo. January 26.
A daughter. Graceil Moul. to Mr. and Mrs. Den-
nis Bariteau. January 26.
A osn, Juan Chiistobal. to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Vrooluk,. January 27.
A daughter, Shirley, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Zichem. January 27.
A daughter, to Dr. and Mrs. Willem Konings-
berger, January 28.

Introducing "Cha Nanzi"

The story for children on page 6 brings
to the Esso News a character that is
already familiar to many readers, new to
others. "Cha Nanzi", the Spider, is an
old-timer in Aruban folk-tales. He is
well-known in Surinam, too, where he
goes under the name of "Ba Nanzi".
His character is fairly definite and
fixed, though it isn't a very good charac-
ter. He is always shifty and a Little dis-
honest, and usually manages by trickery
to get the best of the King, Lion, or any-
one else in the stories.
Where he came from nobody knows.
He apparently was not known in Holland
until imported there from the West
Indies and Surinam. Some believe he
came from Africa in the days of slavery,
or he may be a Spanish product. His
stories have been told here at mother's
or grandmother's knee for many decades.

into the funnels rundown line leading to
a collecting drum near the unit, a large
part of the ordinarily wasted gasoline
lost during sampling could be recovered.
He then got busy and "Coined" his idea
and the result was a 40 guilder check
from the Company.
Ideas like this pay off handsomely
and also increase the efficiency of the

Servicionan Nobo na

Comisario di Planta

Dos servicio nobo proponi pa Sub-
Comrit di Comisario di Comite Consulta-
tivo di Empleadonan a worde accept pa
convenencia di cumpradornan na Comi-
sario di Planta.
E Comite a propone un servicio di
"pick-up" pa empleadonan cu ta baha
warda di 12-8; di e moda aki nan no tin
nodi di perde tempo cumprando ora nan
baha warda. E sistema aki ta na uso ya
ta dos siman. Empleadonan cu ta taha
12-8 ta tira nan order entire 8 y 9'or di
mainta y pa su mayan nan por pasa tum6
entire 8 y 9'or.
E otro servicio cu lo cuminza awor, ta
empleadonan especial den cada secci6n
di Comisario pa atende cumpradornan
femenino sd, entire 9:30 y 10:30 di mainta
y di 12 pa 1'or di merdia, e oranan du-
rante cual generalmente muhernan ta bai

Lagoite Specialists

Work "Around the World"

Establishing a new record for the
distance to which Lago specialists have
travelled, William Keefer of the T.S.D.'s
Equipment Inspection Group recently
arrived at Palembang, Sumatra, for an
eight-month job on loan to the Standard-
Vacuum refinery there.
He left New York December 31, and
flew ail the way, going by way of
Amsterdam, Rome, and Cairo. (One of
his working mates while in Sumatra is
Frank Mugford, General Engineering
employee who has had two tours of duty
Another group of Lagoites is now at
the Creole refinery at Caripito, assisting
on the annual inspection. Ferdinand
Frey and Ira Kirkman are doing the
equipment inspection, and Forrest Riggs
and Bastiaan Meuldijk are helping super-
vise the mechanical work.

Instrument Men To See Films

The Instrument Society of Aruba,
recently formed by a group of Instru-
ment Department employees, is going
forward with plans for educational
motion pictures for its members.
Arrangements are being made to
secure several films from industrial
firms in the United States, and it is
hoped that a number will be made avail-
able through the American Vice-Con-
sulate in Curacao. Among other titles on
a tentative six-month schedule are Basic
Electronics, Basic Electricity, Approved
by the Underwriters, Storage Battery
Power, To Greater Vision, and Theory of
the Automatic Pilot.
Twenty members of the Society were
on a full evening schedule January 28,
wiih cocktails at "Faucett's Tavern",
dinner at the Dining Hall, and a regular
business meeting at the Engineer's Club.
Following this the group listened to a
talk by Harry Irving of the Taylor In-
strument Company on new developments
in the instrument field. The program
ended with two films.




British Concert Artist Huge Crowds at Olympiad Names and Faces on the Sport Field
To Appear in Oranjestad "News" Reporter States

Richard Tauber, famous European
singer, will give a concert at the Socie-
dad Bolivariana soon under the auspices
of the Aruba Art Circle. The date of this
musical treat for Aruba will be Tuesday,
February 18, the time 8:15 p.m.
His fame as a singer, conductor, and
composer is great. He has toured every
continent, including three tours of North
America, has appeared in movies, and
has made hundreds of phonograph re-
cords in English, German, French, and
Italian. His concert repertoire runs from
the classics to the popular music of
Johann Strauss and Frans Lehar.
Mr. Tauber, who was born in Austria,
became a naturalized British subject in
1940. In England during the war years
he contributed his services by singing
for Allied troops and giving benefit per-
The Aruba Art Circle, which is spon-
soring his concert here, is a non-profit
organization wth the purpose of promot-
ing the cultural facilities of the com-
munity. Membership in the society costs
Fls. 10 per year; admittance rates to
members for the various attractions are
at a lower rate than to non-subscribers.

Cerveceria Bows to Ramblers
In Close One at Sport Park

Yielding reluctantly after a valiant
attempt to stave off defeat, Cerveceria
lost a tough one to the Ramblers 1-0
at the Sport Park January 19.
Both teams played air-tight ball
except for the error which allowed the
Ramblers' lone run to slip across the
platter in the first inning. Following this
flaw, however, the boys really buckled
down to business and Cerveceria pitchers
Elias and Pina (from the second inning)
allowed only four hits and no more tal-
lies for the rest of the game.
Cerveceria played heads-up ball all the
way through and succeeded in smother-
ing neatly several budding Rambler ral-
lies. Joe Proterra, the Ramblers pitching
staff, turned in his usual excellent per-
formance, allowing only one hit through-
out the nine frames he pitched.

Baseball Schedule

February 9
San Lucas vs Ramblers 10:00 a.m.
Dodgers vs Venezuela 2:00 p.m.
February 16
Dodgers vs Cerveceria 10:00 a.m.
Pepsi vs Artraco 2:00 p.m.
February 23
Ramblers vs Pepsi 10:00 a.m.
Venezuela vs San Lucas 2:00 p.m.
March 2
Ramblers vs Artraco 10:00 a.m.
Cerveceria vs San Lucas 2:00 p.m.
March 9
iA'psi vs Dodgers 10:00 a.m.
.a o Venezuela 2:00 p.m.
iid ,ch 16
---...o vs Cerveceria 10:00 a.m.
-odgeLs vs Ramblers 2:00 p.m.
.arch 23
Vene-uela vs Ramblers 10:00 a.m.
Pepsi vs San Lucas 2:00 p.m.

Hoisting yourself over a wall into a
crowded stadium is not generally part of
most employees' vacations, but it was for
Esso News reporter Ricardo (Vito) van
Blarcum of Colony Service.
Vito took his family on November 16
and set out for Barranquilla to spend
part of his nine weeks vacation in Colom-
bia and to see and do as many things as
possible while they were there. After a
short stay in Barranquilla they went by
bus to Cartagena, arriving there while
the festival celebrating Colombia's inde-
pendence from Spain was in progress.
Among the points of interest they saw
while in Cartagena were the ruins of the
ancient fortifications which were sup-
posed to keep invaders from the treasure
that the old Spanish rulers stored there.
When the van Blarcums returned to Bar-
ranquilla, the Olympiad was about to
start and the city was fast filling with
tourists from all over Central America
and the Caribbean.
Vito reports that on the opening day
the crowds were so tremendous that the
stadium, which was built to hold only
30,000 persons, was packed until it held
more than 40,000. He said that people
were being turned away by the thou-
sands, but that he managed to get in by
being boosted over the wall by a man
who was making a business of helping
unfortunate ticket holders into the
games this way. Oddly enough, he was
lent a helping hand from the top of the
wall by a policeman who promptly col-
lected his ticket and then went off to
help another man to the top. Vito was
forced to repeat this same performance
when the first baseball game was played.
Along with the crowds came traffic
problems and at one time they became so
acute that the Boy Scouts were needed
to help the police direct the traffic.
Vito met several Lagoites while in
Colombia. Among them were Esso News
reporter Gordon Ollivierre and Eddie
Croes of Personnel.
He stayed in Colombia until just
before Christmas, then flew back to
Aruba with his family to spend the rest
of his vacation at home.

Year's Initial Cricket Match
Sees B.G. Combine as Victors

Practise makes perfect, and as belie-
vers in that old adage, two of the island's
cricket teams got in a pre-season practise
match January 12, when a B.G. combined
team defeated the Eagle C.C. 240 to 200
at the Eagle Cricket Grounds.
The match was the first one of the
new year and both teams played bril-
liantly. If the remainder of the clubs
entering the various competitions play
as well it should be a good year for
The E.G combine boasted four double
figure men, G. Seeley 91, R. McLean 38,
I. Rodriguez 31, and K. Khan 21.
C. \ orrell bowled well for B.G. taking
five wickets. For the Eagle team the best
batters were C. Nicholas with a stout 79,
and P. Wilson with 38.


CERVECERIA: Back, left to right, Adolfo Gonzalez, Jesus Marquez, Pedro Suarez, Euseblo Mar.n,
Francisco PiMa (captain), Anibal Hoyer and Bartolo Flyoro. Front, Pedro Suarez, Jose Campos,
Hipolto Guerra, Pedro Garcia, Cesar Rosa, Pedro Ferrer and Felipe Suarez. Not in the picture:
Efigenlo VroolUk, Sirino Reyqs and Gregorlo Hernandez.

IN-V, 4

BOTICA SAN LUCAS: Back, left to right, Jose Bryson (captain), E. Gurerro, R. Richardson,
IStanley Smith. Teddy Nicholson, George Cooper, M. Lake, Antonio Bryson and Carlos Bryson
(manager). Front, Joseph Henry. Arturo LeGrand, Joseph Van Heyningen, Austin Phillips, Harry
LeGrandnd ad Golfrey Hollger.

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"Play baseball and stay young" is the general idea of this picture. Jesus Marquez, Iong-stretchin
first sacker for Cerveceria, does a near split in the game with San Lucas December 1S. (Yes, he
got up and went on playing.)


January 12
San Lucas
Pepsi Cola
January 19
January 26
San Lucas
Pepsi Cola

Team G.W. G.L.
Ramblels 6 0
San Lucas 4 2
Cervecena 3 2
Artraeo 2 3
Dodgers 1
Pepsi Cola 1
Venezuela i .1
standingss as of Janualy 27)

January 1] '
La laiaL B 3
B.G. 'B' 0
.l .ita y i 2
Pirate 1 Contender for thi Aruba Trading Junior League Football Cup is the Grenada Team, above. In
Trilndad '8' 0 back, left to right, D. Scipio, L. Charter, D. Collins, B. Curtis, C. Mark (manager), S. Rakes (cap-
Janua. I I tain). W. Phillips, H. George. Front, D. Lander, C. Alexis, H. Horsford, L. Stewart and A. Perrottea
G(enada 4 Missing from picture L. Nurse (vice-capt.).
B.G. B' 0
January 19
Vjitw .aits 11 2 Another Aruba Trading Cup competitor is the Pirates, below. In back, left to right, F. Rodrlgues
L.. FarI 'Ii 1 (captain), C. De Abreu, L. Fernandes, A. Dutler,R. McLean (coach). R. Chung-On, J. De Calres
under 'lPotest) (treasurer), F. Camacho and J De Leon. Front, H. De Freltas, C. Chow, 1. GordUk (manager),
a.iaulai ry1 E. Jeffrey. J. De Souza and A. Plmlento.
Iatngrcli (winners-default)
.liJnu. ry 2
.Oia lansa 'B' 2 .


Team G.P.
Voriltwasls II .1
La Ian.a 'B' -,
Pu ater I
C,..riadi 6
Rangers 6
B.C. 'B' 5
Ti iuidid *lB' 4
(stlndings as of


Semi-Monthly Payroll
January 16-31 Saturday, Feb. 8
Monthly Payroll
January 1-31 Monday, Feb. 10


January 26






Around tbe]jPlant

Waldemar Nahar of the "C.Y.I." office
was married, during his two-week vaca-
tion, to Henriette Oehlers, formerly of
the Lago Police Department. The couple
was married January 30 at the Methodist
Church in San Nicolas by Reverend P. V.

J. Knight of the Dispensary left
January 17 to start an eight-week vaca-
tion. He plans to travel to St. Kitts by
way of St. Martin. While in St. Kitts he
will take the entrance examinations for
college in Jamaica, where he hopes to go
in September to begin studies for the
Methodist ministry.

Elric Crichlow, Esso News reporter
for the Catalytic Department, left sud-
denly for his home in Trinidad January
16. He had received news of the death of
his father and brother.

Nicolas Thijsen, mechanics helper at
the Drydock, started a four-week vaca-
tion January 31.

Cecile De Bique, Drydock pipefitter,
left on a seven-week vacation February
3. He planned to go to Curagao and then,
if he has time, to go on to his home in
St. Vincent.

Gordon Tarrington, a carpenter at the
Drydock, has an eight week vacation
coming to him starting February 10.

An injury is a lesson -
learned the hard way

The U.S. Army is planning to store
surplus arms and ammunition in idle
storage tanks in the United States.
The U.S. Army has successfully tested
a 4-engine cargo plane that takes off,
flies a preselected course, and lands
without human hands touching its con-
trols; it is guided from the ground.

. it rained and it rained and it rained

There is a great deal of water represented in the figures below many spoiled
picnics, many rusted toys left out in the rain, but also acres of maize and a
great many flowers. The table, compiled by Laboratory No. 3, brings Aruba's
weather right up to date through 1946. As readers probably felt at the time, the
last month of 1946 really opened the dikes with five more inches than the average
of all Decembers, and was the second wettest December in 18 years. The whole
year did pretty well again five more inches than the yearly average, most of
which seemed to fall around Christmas.

(Data in neches,

Year Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct.

G. B. Brook, Chief of the Lago Police Dept., Is the
proud possessor of a handsome "thank-you" note
from the Boy Scouts of Aruba, Bonaire, and Cura-
eao who camped in the Seagrape Grove some time
ago. The message on the framed picture he holds
reads: "For the many proofs of interest and sym-
pathy experienced at the A.B.C. Camp of the R.C:
Scouts at Boca-Grandl August 26 to September 2,
1946. we offer you this document in name of all
Scouts. We shall never forget those pleasant
camp days which, thanks to your excellent help,
brought us closer to our Scouts ideal. God bless
you". A similar plaque was received by General
Manager J. J. Horigan.

. G. B. Brook, Chief di Lago Police Department ta
masha orguyoso di su "carta di gradicimento" cu
el a ricibi di Padvindernan di Aruba, Bonaire y
Curacao, cu a kampeer na Seagrape Grove algun
tempo pass. Riba e carta gelljst cu e tin teni ta
para skiribi: "Pa e hopi pruebanan dl interest y
simpatia cu nos a experencif durante campamento
di Padvindernan Cat6lieo na Boca-Grandl di
Augustus 26 pa September 1, 1946, nos ta ofrece
be document aki den number di tur Padvinder.
nan. Hamas nos lo lubida e dianan agradable di
campamento, cualnan, gracias na be yudanza
excelente, a trece nos mas cerca di nos Ideal come
Padvinder. Dios bendiciona bo". Gerente General
J. J. Horlgan a ricibi un documents igual.

1.41 0.79 0.27 0.67 0 61 0.57

All Time Monthly Average 1.42


0.S0 0.62 1.12 2.0,3

Nov. Dec. Total

S61 :1 66 17.L

(1929 data not included in averages).

rom p. 1.)

Subjects the group will study include
desirable personal characteristics of
foremen, knowledge of company policies,
safety rules and practices, job know-
ledge, how to instruct, employee relation-
ships, supervisory techniques, materials,
tools and equipment, cost control, how to
improve job methods, and supervision of

Tommy Croes works on vacations through the week (along with Thrift Plan work he signs up
employees in the vacation plan) and on Sundays he may still be thinking about vacations. Here
he bids goodbye to Father Meester of Santa Cruz, who left January 19 for six months in Holland.

Henter siman Tommy Croes dl Personnel ta traha cu vacantle, pues ademas di trabao di Thrift Plan
ta cerca die empleadonan master firm pa nan bira participants den Plan dl Vacantle, y hasta
Diadomingo Tommy tin di haci cu vacantie. Riba e portret e ta yama Pastoor Meester di Santa Cruz
ay6; Pastoor Meester a bai Diadomingo, 19 dl Januarl pa e pasa su vacantle di 6 luna na Holanda.

M1111U',4 - .1 .

Cba Nanzi

Cha Nanzi tabata sin trabao. Tur
caminda el a pasa busca trabao, pero
ya tur hende tabata conoce su mafianan
y ningun no ke tume.Cha Nanzi a cam-
na camna, te cu el a yega na palacio
di Rey.
Shon Arey tabata sinti den su hoffi
ta tuma fresco y Cha Nanzi a yega su
dilanti. Cu un boz lastimoso e di: "Bon
dia Shon Arey. Shon Arey 'n tin un
trabao pa mi?"
Shon Arey cu tambe a yega di tende
cuentanan di Cha Nanzi no a respond
unbez. El a pone su dede na su frenta,
pensando un moda pa e saka su curpa.
Porfin e di: "Wel, bo sa Cha Nanzi, mi
tin un trabao berdad, pero prome be
mester probA cu bo no tin miedo."
Cha Nanzi di: "Ami no tin miedo,
Shon Arey, mi ta drumi den scur cu
tur luz pagA."
Pa haya e trabao aki, bo master
corre riba lomba di Cha Leon," Shon
Arey a bis6 y el a drenta palacio laga
Cha Nanzi.
Cha Nanzi di: "Pia, pakico mi tin
bo" y el a laga tumba pa mondi. El a
busca busca, te cu el a haya un neishi
yen di webo putri. El a hunt tur su
curpa cu nan y despues el a bai banda
di e rio caminda Cha Leon sa bai bebe
awa tur dia. Ora el a tend Cha Leon
ta bini, el a cuminza yora y sclama,
manera cu e tabatin masha dolor.
Ora Cha Leon a mire el a haya
duele di dje y el a puntra Cha Nanzi
ta kico a pas6.
Cha Nanzi a cuminzA ta yora: "Ay,
Cha Leon, mi ta muri di dolor. Mi mes-
ter bai palacio di Rey pa dokter weita
mi aya, pero ta com mi ta haci. Mi no
por camna. Aaaay, ta muri lo mi keda
muri aki. Aaaay ta cor mi ta haci."

Cha Leon di cu Cha Nanzi: "Mi ta
hiba be aya; subi riba mi lomba." Den
su mes Cha Nanzi a pensa: "Net den
mi awa, broe." El a cuminzA queha
mas duro y e di: "Pero, Cha Leon, si
mi sinta riba be lomba mi ta susha bo.
Mihor mi sinta riba un sia. Cha Leon di
ta bon y cu hopi quehamento Cha Nanzi
a bisti4 e sia. Ora nan tabata bai sali
Cha Nanzi a tira su curpa abao y e di
na yoramento; "Ay, mi ta masha zwak;
mi no tin forza pa want mi mes curpa.
Mihor mi usa e frena aki. Cha Leon di
ta bon, pero ora nan tabata bai sali,
muskitanan cu a haya holor di e we-
bonan putri a yena round di Cha Nanzi
y el a cuminza yora cu nan ta pica tur
su heridanan y pesey el a puntra Cha
Leon si e no por a usa un zwiep pa
corre cu e muskitanan.
Cha Leon di ta bon y porfin nan a
cuminza cohe caminda pa palacio. Na
caminda Cha Nanzi a saka dos spoor
for di su sacu y el a bisti nan sin cu
Cha Leon sA. Ora nan tabata cercando
palacio el a cuminzA ta pencha Cha
Leon, cu Dios di ta basta. Asina, riba
lomba di Cha Leon, bon frena, Cha
Nanzi a yega cerca Shon Arey, cu a
keda boca habri.

E ora Shon Arey mester a tene su
palabra y el a duna Cha Nanzi un tra-
bao den cushina. Cha Nanzi a keda
masha content y e anochi ey el a come
baric yen, bai drumi curazon content.
Pero pa su mayan mainta, ora kokkie a
mand6 bai cumpra berdura, e tabatin
miedo di sali for di palacio, pasobra el
a tende cu Cha Leon tabata waak e. E
kokkie a bai queha cerca Shon Arey y
Cha Nanzi a perde su trabao. Bosonan
ningun no tin un otro trabao p0?

MIster Spider

Mister Spider ("Cha Nanzi") was
without work. He went around looking
for work, but everyone knew his tricks
and they all refused to take him. Mister
Spider walked until he reached the
King's palace.
The King was just then taking a
walk in his garden and Mr. Spider stood
before him. With a wheedling voice he
asked: "Doesn't the King have a job
for his slave?"
The King, who had also heard about
his tricks, did not answer right away.
He put his forefinger against his fore-
head, thinking very hard of a way to
get rid of him. At last he said: "Well,
Mr. Spider, I do have a job, but first
you must prove that you have no fear."
"Oh, Your Majesty, I have no fear
at all," he said, "I can sleep in the dark
without any lights on."
"That's very brave," said the King,
"but to get this job, you must ride on
Mr. Lion's back." And he turned around
and went into his palace.
Cha Nanzi hurried to the woods and
after looking for a while he found a
nest of rotten eggs. He smeared them
all over himself and then he went to
wait by the river where Mr. Lion went
for a drink every day. When he heard
the lion approaching he started groa-
ning and twisting himself around, as if
in great pain. When Mr. Lion saw him,
he pitied the poor fellow and asked him
what was the matter.
"Ooh, Mr. Lion, see what a jam I am
in," he said, "I'm dying with pain and
I have to go to the king's palace so the
doctor could see me there, but I can't

walk and if I stay here I'll surely die.
Ooooh. what must I do."
Mister Lion said: "I'll take you there;
jump on my back."
Mister Spider said to himself:
"That's just what I want, brother" and
to the lion he said, among louder
groans: ,,But Mr. Lion, if I sit on your
back you'll get dirty; maybe I'd better
use this saddle." Mr. Lion said it was
O.K. and so Mr. Spider bound the saddle
on his back. But just when they were
going to start he threw himself down
and cried: "Oh gee, I have no strength
to hold myself up; may I please use
reins Mr. Lion?" As Mr. Spider was
groaning louder and louder, Mr. Lion
pitied him terribly and so let him put
the reins on him. When they were ready
to start for the second time, flies star-
ted smelling the rotten eggs and they
started buzzing around Mr. Spider. He
cried that they were stinging his
wounds and to chase them away he was
allowed to use a whip.
When they were well on their way,
he quietly took a pair of spurs out of
his pocket and slipped them on. When
they were nearing the palace he started
to jab them into the lion's body, and so
he passed before the king, whose eyes
popped out with astonishment. He had
to keep his word and so he gave Mr.
Spider a job in the royal kitchen. That
night Mr. Spider had a nice big meal
and went to bed happily. The next mor-
ning, however, when the chief cook sent
him out to buy vegetables he was afraid
to leave the palace, as he had heard that
the Lion was looking for him. The cook
complained to the King, and Mr. Spider
was fired. Can any of you find another
job for him?