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: March 21, 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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MARCH 21, 1947

VOL. 8, No 4

IUNDERG RO UND II Aart Veenendaal of the Civil Police
has three main interests now. traffic,
his family, and his home. Not so long ago. though, he had a fourth big concern
that often rated as No. 1 in his attention. He was an active member of the Dutch
Underground forces, and the stories he tells give a fascinating picture of how the
Underground carried on its dangerous and important work.

Mijnheer Veenendaal was at first reluctant to tell about his experiences for
publication in the Esso News. He is extremely modest about the anti-Nazi work
he did; he consented to the publicity only if it would be made plain that the story
is not really about him, but only about one little cog in the big Underground
machine, and he happens to be the cog whose story the Esso News can tell. So
while this is his story, it is only typical of what hundreds of others were doing
all over Holland.

As a policeman in the village of Lun-
teren, Aart Veenendaal was in a good
position to be an extra valuable member
of the Underground. His job gave him
more freedom in moving around than
the average citizen had, he could legally
be out of doors after curfew, and he
sometimes had useful information that
the average farmer or shopkeeper
couldn't get. He was part of an Under-
ground group of 30 men in and near Lun-
teren, and he used his special privileges
for all they were worth to harrass the
Germans. (Out of the 30 in the group,
eight were caught and shot for their
activities, and Veenendaal himself mis-
sed the same fate by a hair's-breadth )
Like every member of the Underground,
he played hide-and-seek with the firing
squad continually.
For some weeks he kept in his house
British fliers who had been shot down in
the district, and then helped pass them
along via the Underground to reach Eng-
land. (He keeps the letters of gratitude
he received from the parents and wives
of these men.) At one time he had a
wounded flier in the house, hidden in a
specially-made cubbyhole between the
ceiling and the roof. Police became sus-
picious when the doctor called every day,
so the Veenendaals put a bandage
around the neck of their three-year old
daughter and called it diphtheria, and
the doctor put a sign on the door saying
there was a contagious disease in the

In mid-1943 a camp was set up near
Lunteren for training Dutch quislings to
serve as police for the Germans. The
Underground group got word to England
of its location, and one Sunday morning
soon afterward it was burned and bomb-
ed to destruction.
During the bombing, an American
fighter plane pilot named Robert Greene
was shot down, and several Quislings
seen to rob the body of revolver, watch,
and jewelry. Later Veenendaal retriev-
ed the man's "dog tags" and identi-
fication papers. The people of Lunteren
took the body to the village and made
a fine oak casket, though their own
dead, because of the wood shortage, were
being buried without caskets. They also
made a cross, with his name and number
on it. They heaped flowers on the casket,
and everyone in the village went to the
funeral, with the minister conducting
the service. All this, of course, as a
gesture of defiance and showing where
their sympathies lay, was at the serious
risk of reprisals by the Germans. They
even had a photographer hidden in a tree
taking pictures of the proceedings.
After the Liberation they gave the
pictures and the flier's name and number
to an American Grave Survey party.
Veenendaal was able to identify the
Quislings who had robbed the body, and
these men were made to dig it up and
transport it to a military cemetery
some distance away for reburial.

During one period of the war a British
Army captain lived in Lunteren for
nearly a year, hiding out with his radio
sending set in various houses in the
village. To members of the resistance
group he gave tiny two-inch square
maps of the district broken up into num-

Continued on page 5

Among his souvenirs of the war Aart Veenendaal
has certificates of appreciation signed by General
Eisenhower (below), Prins Bernhard, and British
Air Marshal Tedder. He points out that every
member of his Underground group was recognized
In this way. and some received gold medals.

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Pitch in Cans-- Maybe

Aruba's pitch, that big pile of black
stuff on the north shore, may some day
come back to you in a can of tomatoes or
a can of beer, if a recent patent works
Many tons of the pitch have been sent
for experimental purposes to the United
States, where it is called "Aruba resin".
Among other potential uses for it have
been such greatly different items as
battery boxes and printers' ink.
Probably the most unique use so far is
found in U.S. Patent 2,413,093, assigned
to the Crown Cork & Seal Co. It reads:
"A metal container has a lining in the
form of a continuous film comprising a
major portion of film-forming resinous
varnish having Aruba resin incorporated
therein, with or without the addition of
wax. The use of an Aruba resin melting
between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit
is claimed specifically. The Aruba resin
is a natural black bituminous resin mar-
keted under the name Vanadiset Resin".
That funny taste in your 1949 can of
prunes will be the pitch pile!

Completion of HBF Houses
Delayed by U.S. Shortages

The 67 houses being built by the Home
Building Foundation north of the Sport
Park are near completion, but will be
delayed for a number of months yet be-
cause essential materials are slow in
coming from the U.S.A.
Hardware and plumbing fixtures are
almost impossible to secure in the world-
wide shortage of building supplies, and
it will not be possible to finish the
houses until these and other critical
materials are received.
All of the houses are already spoken
for, by Lagoites on the HBF's waiting
list, and will be disposed of by outright
sale when completed.

Cambio den Regulacionnan Full Blast For 5

Como resultado di discusionnan cu
Comite Consultativo di Empleadonan
diferente cambio den regulacionnan a
drenta den rigor luna pasa, cual cambio-
nan ta di beneficio pa empleadonan.
Bicicletanan por pasa den refineria, pa
di prome bez atrobe desde prome dianan
di refineria. Restriccionnan pa Seguri-
dad ta cu nan no por corre ni cruza riba
caminda grand di refineria, y cu nan no
por drenta ni sali pa Main Gate of Marine
Gate bieuw (Gate No. 2).
E custumber di rista tur vehiculonan
cu. pasahero na salida door di gatenan a
stop, y awor lo tin solamente chekmento
occasional. (Pa saka pakinan for di refi-
neria master di pas, manera custumber.)
Un otro cambio ta pitamento cuarto
pa 7 mainta y cuarto pa 1 merdia, pa
spierta empleadonan, na e oranan cu
mayoria di nan mester bai nan trabao.

Asst. Safety Supervisor
Attends States Meetings

Jan Beaujon, assistant supervisor of
the Safety Division, left March 21 as
Lago representative at meetings of
Safety engineers and supervisors at Bay-
way, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois.
From March 24 to 27 he will attend
conference sessions of the General
Safety Committee of Standard Oil Co. of
New Jersey. In these meetings Safety
men from all the units of the Company
pool their Safety experiences and know-
ledge, to the benefit of the whole orga-
nization. Each participating unit propo-
ses items they want discussed. Among
topics Mr. Beaujon is adding to the pro-
gram are the design of inclined ladders,
toe-boards on tubular scaffolds, safety
belt regulations, and methods of deter-
mining causes of accidents, so they can
better be prevented.
Following these meetings he goes to
Chicago for a full week conference
sponsored by the National Safety Coun-
cil. Here Safety men from all over the
U.S.A. discuss their problems and
methods, and also attend class sessions
for instruction in Safety matters. Among
items to be presented by Mr. Beaujon for
discussion will be Lago's recent accident
prevention campaign through craft
The training to be received on this trip
is expected to be of considerable benefit
to Mr. Beaujon in his work of helping to
keep Lago's accidents to a minimum.

A familiar figure returned to Aruba early this
month with the arrival of William Porter for work
in the Marine Dept.. where he will assist in em-
ployee relations problems. Mr. Porter was pre-
viously in Aruba from December, 1937 to Decem-
ber, 1939 as a mem-
ber of the Labor
Dept. Following this
he returned to his
former work as a .
ship's officer in ,
Standard's Fleet,
then held a shore job
In the New York Ma-
rine Dept. He entered
the Navy early in the
war; after transfer-
ring to the U.S. Ma-
ritime Commission. ,
he specialized in
training activities.
eventually becoming
head of a school the
Commission operates
on the West Coast.
His final period of #S _
Government service -
was in public rela- .' "S
tons work before his
release last month.

E. E. T. Co. Drivers Hear
Lecture by Chief Brook

Drivers, checkers, and administrators
of the East End Transportation Com-
pany, which furnishes bus service in the
Lago area, heard a talk by Lago Police
Chief Gilbert Brook February 25 at the
bus company's offices.
Chief Brook stressed the duties and
responsibilities drivers have in safe
Continued on Page 4

Tears Says naley

W. J. Haley, the parent company's co-
ordinator of foreign manufacturing,
visited the plant in a two-week inspec-
tion trip that included side trips to Vene-
zuela early this month. A number of
talks he made to advisory committees
and the Rotary Club featured the firm
prediction that Lago would be required
to operate at full capacity for the next
five years.
Answering a question common in
many employees' minds since the enor-
mous production for war is no longer
needed, he said the refinery will have
"to run every possible barrel of oil that
can be pushed through", at least to the
end of 1951. Beyond that point predic-
tions cannot yet be made.
Fundamental economics (including
cost of operations) are a factor in the
Company's continued progress in Aruba,
since the Company is operating in a
highly competitive field of industry.
The continued heavy demand on Aruba
has been created by rapid and steady
increase in petroleum needs on the
Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Each new disturbance in the coal in-
dustry increases the demand for oil.
Going farther afield, Mr. Haley dis-
cussed recent oil developments in the
Near East, where S.O. (N.J.) is now
taking a more active part. The present
development of the potentially enormous
production there will slow down the
drain on Western Hemisphere reserves,
which reached serious proportions dur-
ing the war.
The Company will participate in pro-
ducing fields, major new pipelines, and
refining facilities in the Near East,
strengthening its position in world trade.
In the meantime Lago will continue to
be one of the kingpins in Jersey's refin-
ing organization.


Any good housewife knows that
a reputation for good housekeep-
ing doesn't come from an occasio-
nal extra cleaning and straighten-
ing. A house gets dirty of messy
quickly, and it all has to be done
over again. And over and over
again. Keeping refinery oil losses
down works the same way it's a
job that has to be worked at all the
The Committee on Losses form-
ed 14 months ago reported pro-
gress recently, with substantial
improvements shown. When the
loss reduction program started,
the daily losses were averaging
5,760 barrels. By the last quarter
of 1946 this had dropped to 3,600
barrels lost per day, and December
showed an average loss of 3,230
barrels per day.
A portion of this saving was due
to changes in operating methods,
reducing evaporation in tankage,
and other factors beyond the con-
trol of Mr. Operating Employee. A
large share of credit, however,
goes to the operators and assis-
tants, the j.umpers, treaters, level-
men, controlmen, and process hel-
pers who take samples properly,
who draw water from tankage the
right way, who watch for and cor-
rect the little losses that add up
into big ones. Big savings come
from reducing little losses.
Good work has been done, but
the loss figure is still high. It can
be reduced further, but like good
housekeeping there is no let-up: it
has to be worked at all the time.




A SS ibg k [qWS

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, Apil II. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, April 4.
Telephone 523
P innilu t i i ,l h I'h u' 11 1n. i ntll i Ciui t. N .% 1I

He had the right of way, dead right he was,
but now he's just as dead
as if he'd been wrong.

He was a good driver.
He never had an accident before
and now he'll never have another.

These quotations from the traffic film recently shown
in Aruba theaters are grim reminders of the sad fact
behind so many traffic accidents the driver can be
right but still be dead, or injured, or have a smashed
car. And if that happens, it doesn't seem to matter any
rr ire that he was right.
The rule on page 4 of the traffic booklet, saying he
had the right of way over the driver on his left, doesn't
mean much if the other fellow takes the right of way
and they end up in a heap of twisted steel and shattered
glass. The rule book won't untwist the steel or put the
glass back together or mend broken legs or necks.
The same thing is true of the duel many drivers get
into with bright lights at night. Most courteous and
sensible drivers will dim their lights when they meet
another car. But if the other fellow doesn't dim his in
return, too many men will grit their teeth, mutter "I'II
show him", and turn their own brights back on there-
by increasing by 50 per cent the chance that the two
drivers may out-blind each other into colliding head-
on, or running down an innocent pedestrian, or striking
a parked car.
The rules of safe driving are fine, but until everybody
is following them (and how can you be sure until after
the smashup?) the best rule is just a seven-letter word:
Don't let yourself be dead right and spoil it by
being dead!

Indies Fighting Seen

By Ex-Re dCross Man

Fighting in the jungle, then coming
back to his base to see fighting in the
streets made life during the war exciting
for Juan Wix of the Marine Department.
As a member of the Curagao Red
Cross Unit, Juan was sent to Hollandia,
New Guinea in December, 1944 and oper-
ated there with the Red Cross for a
while. He was soon attached to the
Dutch Army and acted as a first aid man
accompanying troops on patrols. His
unit, made up of Papoea or native soldiers
would go out on reconnaissance patrols
into the Jap infested Sami area to obtain
information. He and another aid man,
one Dutch officer, and 50 or 100 of the
Papoea men would make up one of the
patrols. He said that at times there
would be some pretty hot brushes with
the Japs but they never seemed to last
very long. It seems that the soldiers got
homesick at the sound of bullets, so they
went home. At one time, Juan said they
were given complete surgical outfits but
not being doctors the aid men had little
use for most of the special medical
His stays in American camps during
rest periods were very enjoyable. It was
from these camps and depots that most
of their supplies came from. Later when
he moved to Batavia, Java at the capitu-
lation of the Japs, the Indonesian revolt
had started. Conditions were very bad,
with everything in a state of disorder.
The inevitable black market flourished
and nearly everything was available, but
at tremendous prices. Japanese invasion



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Simon Coronel
Bipat Cnand
Sattaur Bacchus
Gordon Ollivierre
Luciano Wever
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando Da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vrles
Pedro Odor
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jaclnto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
Alvin Texeira
Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edward Larmonie
Edgar Connor
Mario Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber
John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Ecury
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rairoop

Sltrehou -
Marine Office
Receiving & Shilpping
Acid & Edeleanu
I.. 0. F.
Pressure Still
CT.R. & Field Shon
T.S.D Office
Powerhouse 1 & 2
laboratories 1 & 2
I.abhoiatory .
Lago Police
E-.u & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
(as & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Machine Shop
ila smith, Boiler & Tin
Colony Commiasary
Plant Commissary
Colony Service Office
Colony Shops

tLl'(lJtE (ItEI)rIS Ti'niaLld CIaiin l. pauV. 4. I A"e St..ii'..'. PlIt' .l
S]lnr I.),u ,r t ,lltla n Oa Ie, Ilg h l,

E tabatin derecho riba caminda, y e tabatin razon,
pero awor e ta mes morto cu si e no tabatin razon.

E tabata un bon chauffeur.

Nunca e no a haya desgracia prome

y nunca lo e haya un otro mas tampoco.

E frasenan aki ta for di un film di trAfico cu a worde
mustri den teatronan na Aruba recientemente y nan ta spier-
tamentonan tocante e motibonan di asina tanto accidentenan
di trafico -e stuurdo por ta den su derecho y toch keda
morto, of heridA, of cu un auto distribi. I si esey socedA, di
kico ta yude cu e tabata den su derecho.
Un regla di trafico ta bisa cu bo tin derecho riba esun cu
ta na bo man robez, pero e regla no ke meen much si e otro
tercio tuma derecho di caminda pe y cu tur dos ta keda den
un mont6n di staal machica y glas gesplinter. E buki di regla
no por haci e staal net atrobe ni e no por drecha e glas, ni
pega nek of pianan kibrA.
Mescos ta pasa ora chauffeurnan ta core cu luznan bright
anochi. Chauffeurnan cu tin cortesia ta dim nan luz asina cu
nan contra un otro auto. Pero si e otro tambe no dim, tin
masha cu ta dal nan bright back "Pa nan mustr6" y di es
moda ey ta aumenta cu 50 por ciento e chens cu tur dos ta
corre dal otro, of trapa un hende cu ta pasa of boks cu un
auto parkii.
Reglanan di trafico sigur ta masha bon, basta tur hende
ta sigui nan (y com bo por sA, sino te despues di e boks-
mento?), pero semper e mihor regla ta simplemente un pala-
bra di 6 letter: C-U-I-D-A-O.

Kico bo a gana cu
graf caba?

bo tabata den bo derecho ora bo ta den

Regulation Changes Made Jan Beaujon a bai Merca
Pa Reunionnan di Seguridad

As a result of discussions with the
Employees' Advisory Committee, several
regulation-changes of benefit to em-
ployees became effective last month.
Privately owned bicycles may now be
used in the refinery area, for the first
time since the earliest days of the plant.
Necessary safety restrictions are that
they may not be used on the main refin-
ery road or cross the main road, and that
they may not enter or leave by the Main
Gate or the gate at the old Marine Office.
The practise of inspecting all passen-
ger-carrying vehicles at the exit gates
has been discontinued, with only occasio-
nal "spot checks" now to be made. (The
rules covering passes for packages re-
main unchanged.)
A third change is the blowing of ad-
ditional warning whistles at 6:45 a.m.
and 12:45 p.m., the two times when most
employees are coming to or returning to

money was being used and it had prac-
tically no value. Juan said that the Japs
even had Australian invasion money all
ready for the conquest of that country.
Later Netherlands Indies Civil Admini-
stration money was issued at the rate of
one Dutch guilder to 30 invasion guil-
ders. Juan left Java in August, 1946 and
arrived home in Curagao in October. He
says that even with all the trouble and
disorder that was prevalent when he was
there, he got to like the East Indies a lot
and hopes to go back there some day
when conditions are better.

Jan Beaujon, assistant supervisor di
Division di Seguridad a bia dia 21 di
Maart como representante di Lago na
reunionnan di ingeniero- y supervisornan
di Seguridad na Bayway, New Jersey y
Chicago, Illinois.
Dia 24 te 27 di Maart lo e atende con-
ferencianan di Comit6 General di Seguri-
dad di Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey.
Den e reunionnan aki, e participantenan
lo pone hunto nan experencianan y nan
sabiduria, pa beneficio di henter e orga-
nizaci6n. Cada grupo cu ta participa lo
propone puntonan riba cual nan ke dis-
cuti. Sr. Beaujon lo trece adilanti den e
reunionnan problemanan especial di Se-
guridad cu tin na Aruba.
Despues di e reunionnan na Bayway,
lo e bai Chicago pa un siman di confe-
rencianan di "National Safety Council".
Aki lo tin participantenan di tur lugar
na Merca cu, lo discuti nan problema- y
m4todonan y lo atende klasnan tambe pa
instrucci6n di asuntonan di Seguridad.
Entre otro puntonan Sr. Beaujon lo pre-
senta pa discussion Lago su campana pa
preveni accident.
E viahe aki lo ta di hopi beneficio pa
Sr. Beaujon su trabao di yuda tene acci-
dentenan di Lago na nm minimo.


MARCH 21, I~19


Peacetime Production
Exceeds Wartime Peaks

With production records frequently
broken since V- -J Day, Lago has not re-
laxed its all-out effort to supply the
petroleum products that are just as vital
to world reconstruction as they were to
winning the war.
In January and again in February
many new records were established in
both refining and marine operations.
Last month the refinery processed an
average of 370,000 barrels of crude oil
per day, as compared to about 300,000
barrels per day while making combat
grade products at the peak of the war
Marine operations during February
kept pace with the refinery, with an
average of 450,000 barrels per day of
crude oil transported from Lake Mara-
caibo to Aruba or elsewhere in this area.
During the same month Lago shipped
out a total of 11,780,000 barrels of
finished products. (This figure includes
a small amount of special crude oil.)
With the harbor operating at an all-
time high, crude shipments in plus
finished shipments out amounted to
820,000 barrels per day.
The severest winter of many years in
Europe and North America is causing
great suffering. At the same time requi-
rements of all kinds of petroleum pro-
ducts to restore peacetime activities are
proving even greater than the demands
of victory in war. Lago is again meeting
the challenge.

Charts are Popular

Edney Huckleman, whose gardening
successes were featured in the last issue,
wants it definitely understood that at
least 50 per cent of the success is credit-
able to his wife's attentions to the
He has been having quite a flurry of
interest in the charts based on moon
phases, by which he plants and trans-
plants. Following the book-publishers'
popular plan, it might be a good idea if
he started a professional service, maybe
called Ye Olde Planter's Chart of the
Month Club.

Maduro Organization

Gets Navy Certificate

Well-deserved recognition for out-
standing service during World War II
came to S. E. L. Maduro & Sons, Inc. of
Curacao last month, in the form of
a United States Navy Certificate of
The certificate was granted especially
in consideration of the efficient work of
their shipping department, which during
the war years cooperated closely with
the Navy at Curagao in routing and des-
patching the hundreds of tankers that
called there en route to the war zones.
The Navy award was celebrated with
a luncheon at the Hotel Americano Feb-
ruary 15, with members of the shipping
staff as guests of honor. Among those
attending, in addition to Maduro offi-
cials and employees, were Curaqao
Government representatives, Lago Ma-
rine Manager J. J. Woodward, the sub-
director of C.P.I.M., Albert Troost, the
U.S.A. Consul General and the British
Vice-Consul, and a number of prominent
Of many addresses following the
luncheon, one of the most interesting
was that by senior director Ch. Maduro,
who took for his theme the contrast be-
tween 1905 (when Franklin D. Roosevelt
visited Curaqao) and 1947. In the former
year Curaqao was one of the great coaling
stations of the world, and thousands of
tons of coal were stored there for quick
delivery, but not a ton of oil. Now, he
said, there are millions of barrels of oil
but it would be hard to find a ton of
One of the principal addresses was
made by J. W. S. Beaujon, head of the
shipping group that was instrumental in
winning the award for Madurosons.
The firm, which is now 110 years old,
has been Lago's agent in the Curagao
Territory since very early in the Com-
pany's life here.


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MARCH as, 5947

NEWS a d


While Aruba basks in its customary sunshine, the
northern third of the world has been suffering
in the grip of the hardest winter in many years.
A sample is this picture on the "Esso Manhattan",
with crewmen chopping Ice as the ship lay at
anchor off Staten Island, New York. They had left
the heat of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, only six
days before.

Mlentras cu Aruba ta here den su solo di cus-
tumber, otro parttnan dl mundo ta sufriendo un
Invierno di mas frieuw cu tabatin den hopi anja.
Un ehempel ta e portret aki abordo dl "Esso Man-
hattan", cu tripulantenan ta kap is for dl e vapor
ancrd na Staten Island, New York. Sels dla prome
nan tabata den calor di Puerto La Cruz na

Oriental splendor danced in Port of Spain's streets again last month as all Trinidad devoted Its
attention to Carnival time. The picture above, contributed by Elrlc Crichlow, shows some of the
striking results.
Splendor Oriental na ballamento den cayanan di Port of Spain, Trinidad a tuma lugar atrobe luna
pasA ora cu center Trinidad a celebra Carnaval. Manera e portret ta mustra e celebraci6n tabata
algo masha fanttstleo.

The little girl with the big greeting Is Beverly
Simmons, who is getting a big build-up at Univer-
sal Studios. So far she has displayed her dimples
in "Frontier Gal" and "Three Kids and a Queen".

E seaorita chikito aki ta Beverly Simmons, cu a
hunga den "Frontier Gal" y "Three Kids and a
Queen" di Universal. Cu un sonrisa atrayente e ta
desea tur hende felicldad cu Pascu Grandl.

Na e feria cu a tuma lugar luna
past na Oranjestad, Ana de Cuba a
gana titulo di "Relna di Feria" y
un oloshi dl man cu e 18,167 voto-
nan cu e tabatin. Otro candldatonan
tabata MIslen TarzanI y Armina
Vasquez. Miembronan di corte di
Senorita de Cuba ta (di robez pa
drechi), Norma Marin, Sheila Ha-
bibe, Tina Croes. Teresita de Cuba
y Maria Luisa Habibe. E chiquitin
cu ta sintie confuse cu tanto dams
asina road di die, ta Henry Habibe.
Mira mas abao na banda drechi.

Below, the Lago tanker "Esso Bolivar" tows the little passenger ship "Evelyn" back to safety in
San Nicolas. After leaving Oranjestad, the Evelyn's engines broke down at 11 p.m. March 13,
when it was within 8 miles of Cura;ao. It drifted in the rough seas for 15 hours before it was
sighted by a K.L.M. pilot. It took four hours for the "Esso Bolivar" to tow it to San Nicolas. The
"Evelyn" had nine men, two women, and two children aboard.
AkI bao, e tanker dl Lago "Esso Bolivar" ta touw e barco di pasahero "Evelyn", hibe back San
Nicolas. Despues dl a sail di Oranjestad, motornan di Evelyn a dana 11'or di anochi dia 13 di
Maart, ora cu a tabata 8 milla for di Curacao. El a keda drief riba lamar bruto 15 or large, prom*
cu un pilot di K.L.M. a mire. A dura cuater ora pa "Esso Bolivar" touw e te San Nicolas. Abordo
di "Evelyn" tabatin nuebe homber, dos muher y dos much.

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"Queen for a day" is
a romantic idea that
recently happened to
young Ana de Cuba
(third from left). At
the Oranjestad fair
last month she amas-
sed 18,167 votes to
win the title and a
wristwatch. Runners-
up were Mislen Tar-
zanl and Armlna
Vasquez. Miss de
Cuba's court includes
Norma Marin. Sheila
Hablbe, Tina Croes.
Teresita de Cuba and
Maria Luisa Hablbe.
The small page-boy,
who would rather be
doing anything else
than be In this pic-
ture, Is Henry Habibe



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Four-Month ,Operators'
Course Well-Received

A training course for 153 operators
and assistant operators came to an end
early in February, after taking the men
through 12 conference sessions since Oc-
tober 1. Concensus of those attending
was that the course was worthwhile in
promoting a better understanding of ad-
ministrative problems and methods in
the refinery.
Subject matter of the conferences in-
cluded a J.R.T. and J.I.T. review, Safety
problems (supplemented by several
films), disciplinary problems, a review of
Company policies, and the postwar out-
look for the oil industry.
Two complete sessions were devoted to
discussion of oil loss reduction.
Principal leader of the sessions was
Frank Roebuck, with occasional assis-
tance from Garvice Roby, Ed Byington,
and Tom Kelly. Representatives of Ma-
nagement were frequent attenders at the
meetings, and have since indicated that
similar courses are planned for the

La Fama Receives Cup
As Competition Winners

With champagne toasts drunk from it
by the winners, the Aruba Trading Junior
League Football Cup was presented to
the La Fama Football Club, series win-
ners, at the close of the presentation
match against the "Rest" at Lago Hieghts
Field March 8. The "Rest" won the
match 4-2 against some stiff competi-
tion by the La Fama boys.
The cup was received by Jose Kock,
captain of the La Fama team, and was
presented by W. Martin of the Aruba
Trading Company, who made a short
speech. After the ceremony the team and
guests went to the Lago Club for a
celebration party.
Other speakers were J. Kock for the
La Fama team, G. Permaul for the Com-
petition Committee, and C. R. A. Bishop.

Gathered after the presentation of the Aruba
Trading Company Cup to the La Fama team is
the competition committee, the Aruba Trading
representative, and team members. Left to right,
0. Nasclmento (committee), E. Kock (La Fama
mgr.), W. Martin who presented the Cup for
Aruba Trading, J. Kock (La Fama capt.), G. Per-
maul, D. Viapree, I. Gordijk, and K. Joseph, all
of the committee.



Artraco Upsets Ramblers In Sport Park Shut-Out

it 3 SE

ARTRACO: conquerors of the Ramblers. Back row at left, Francisco Rodriguez, Valentine Lavolst.
Ralph Walker, Adolph Wilson. Polo L.1veist and William van Heynlngen. In front. Ramon Hazel,
Victor Hodge. Henriquez Hazel. Carlos Buntin and Longun Wilson.

Artraco rose up and smote the 'til-then
unblemished record of the Ramblers a
mighty blow March 2 when they proceed-
ed to polish them off to the tune of a
2-0 shut-out at the Sport Park. The
Ramblers lost their undefeated record as
a result of some fancy base running by
the Artraco boys who saw their chance
and made the most of it when the time
At the outset neither team was able
to score or even pull in a scratch hit. It
was three up and three down until the
last half of the third when Spitzer, Ram-
bler second sacker, walloped out a double
but died later on third when no one could

help him home.
Artraco was helpless until the begin-
ning of the seventh inning when they got
hot and decided to score. Rodriguez
reached first on an error, stole second,
and scored from second on a single by
Longun Wilson. Longun reached second
on a passed ball and then stole third. The
clincher was neatly applied with a fast
hit and run play which brought Longun
home from third and put the game on
From the seventh on, the Ramblers'
efforts were to no avail and Artraco's
pitcher, Laveist, was never in serious

Lago Ship Rescues Small

Aruba Cura;ao Bonaire

Passenger Steamer

Two big oil tankers from Lago went
to the assistance of a small passenger
steamer disabled north of Aruba March
14 after it had drifted helplessly for
nearly 15 hours. One of them, the "Esso
Bolivar", took the "Evelyn" and its 13
passengers in tow, and brought them
safely into San Nicolas Harbor.
The "Evelyn" left Oranjestad at 10:30
a.m. March 13, bound for Curagao.
Engine trouble developed during the
afternoon, but by 5 p.m. it was repaired
and they went on until 11 p.m., when the
engine broke down again. They were then
only 8 miles from the west point of
With wind and sea unusually high,
they drifted all night; they had no radio
to signal distress, and fortunately were
not in a line to be wrecked on Aruba's
rocky northeast coast.
They were sighted by the crew of a
K.L.M. plane next morning, which re-
ported their apparent trouble to Curagao.
The Curacao harbormaster requested
Lago to send a tug, but the Company's
Marine Department elected to use a
tanker instead, because it would be
faster and because the sea was so rough.
The "Esso Bolivar", fully loaded and
ready to sail to New York, was dispatch-
ed to stand by until the slower lake tan-
ker "Quiriquire", sailing at the same
time, could arrive. The "Bolivar" took
the ship in tow, radioed for instructions,
and it was left to Captain A. W. Ray's
judgment whether he should bring in the
"Evelyn" or turn it over to the smaller
Lago ship. He elected to keep the tow
himself, probably because of the high
sea that was running. A four-hour tow,
with the "Evelyn" rolling on its beam-
ends, brought the ships to San Nicolas,
where the tug "Captain Rodger" towed
the little ship to safety at a Lago pier.
The hazards of the sea are an old story
to the "Esso Bolivar", which during the
war went through a three-hour attack
by a German submarine with shellfire
and torpedoes, and survived to finish out
the war with honors.


Seguridad ta lo Miho


From page 1

RAMBLERS: Top team In the present baseball series. In back at left, Grover Barnes (manager),
Rick Brandes, Walt Spitzer, Socks Stiehl and Bill Eagan. In front, Joe Proterra, Ray Ebbets.
Shel Jones, Wes Walker, Pete Leonard and Reede Holly. Sitting In front of the team Is batboy
Bobble Griffin.

operation of their buses, and in courtesy,
cooperativeness, and general service to
their thousands of passengers. He
explained the recently-started system of
having only "spot checks" of passenger
vehicles, and appealed for their coopera-
tion in observing Company regulations.
The talk was supplemented by the
showing of two films provided by the
Company, "Defensive Driving" and
"Pilots of the Highway". Mr. Brook also
distributed National Safety Council
cards on "How good a driver are you?",
and the "Traffic in Aruba" booklet
recently published by the Company.
As a further aid for its drivers, the
E.E.T. Co. recently provided each with a
ticket for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
safe-driving film, "Traffic with the

Wanted: To buy. roofing paper, any amount. Box 5
For Sale: Girl's bicycle, three-quarter size, good condition. Box 0
For Sale: Complete set Community sileliware. Initialed "W". Box 7
For Sale: 2 Handmade crocheted bedspreads. Handmade crocheted
shopping bags. Box 8
For Sale: Selmar Reed Claiinet. Box 9
For Sale: 1940 Pontiac business coupe, excellent condition. Box 10
Se Necesita: Papel pa cubri dak. Cualkier cantidad. Box 6
Pa Bende: Bicicleta pa mucha-muher di mas o menos 10 anja. Bon
condici6n. Box 6
Pa Bende- Set complete di cubieito di plata. Cu letter "W' grab
rba nan. Box 7
Pa Bend.. 2 Sobrecama gehaak y las pa cumpra cos gehaak. Trabao
di man. Box 8
Pa Bende- Un clarinet Selmar Reed. Box 9

Starting to work for the Company in the Lake Fleet In 1927 aboard the Ambroslo and then trans-
ferring to the Drydock machine shop, Rafael Matinez at last went home to Venezuela March 13.
Ho Is receiving gold watch from William Bauer as a gift from the Machine Shop employees just
before he left.

Baseball Schedule
March 23
Venezuela is Ramblers
Pepsi vs San Lucas
March 30
San Lucas vs Artraco
Pepsi vs Cerveceria
April 6
Dodgers vs Artraco
Cerveceria vs Ramblers
April 13
Venezuela vs Pepsi
san Lucas vs Dodgers
April 20
Venezuela vs Artraco

February 23
San Lucaa
March 2
Art roce
San Luca.
March 9

San Lucas

(as of March 10)
8 1 .888

4 4 .500
4 4 .500
2 7 .222
1 7 .125


Semi-Monthly Payroll
March 1-15 Monday, March 24
March 16-al Thursday, April 10
Monthly Payroll
March 1-31 Friday, April 11



MARCH 21, 1047

I I .* 1-11 4


UNDERGROUND (From p. 1.)

bered sections, and they kept these
under the seats of their bicycles. When-
ever they saw anti-aircraft guns or other
defense installations they would mark
the exact location on their maps and pass
them along, usually through Veenendaal,
to the British captain, who would radio
the information to England. Several
times during his stay the captain return-
ed to England and then came back to
Lunteren. A small plane would drop out
of a big group of bomber planes and land

Little Miss Veenendaal helped defeat the Nazis
with a fake case of diphtheria. (See page 1).

on a pasture where Underground men
signalled with flashlights. Later he
would be returned to Lunteren in the
same way. At one time the captain
knocked on the door of the house where
he was currently staying, and the door
was opened by one of two German sol-
diers in the room. He nodded to them
and then passed on into the back of the
house. The Germans had just moved in,
and thought the captain belonged in the

Late in the war the Nazis were busily
constructing defense works along the
Ysel in the East of Holland, and they
called up all men up to the age of 50
for labor gangs. When none came forth
from the Lunteren district, the German
Commandant prepared big posters an-
nouncing that the village would be
evacuated if the men didn't volunteer.
The notices were put up during the late
afternoon; that night Veenendaal went
round and took them all down, replacing
them with another notice prepared by
the Underground group, saying that un-
til further notice no one had to report.
The Germans eventually did get some
workmen from the district, but not by
posting notices.

On September 17, 1944, Lunteren was
in the center of one of the most tragic
incidents of the war. That day, in the
greatest mass parachute attack ever
attempted, 6,000 Canadian and British
troops parachuted into the district with
orders to fight their way south to meet
Montgomerys' army below Arnhem. Five
days later 4,500 of them had been killed
or captured; plans had gone wrong and
the two armies failed to join up.
Of those who survived the losing
battle and returned to the Allied lines,
160 were saved by the Lunteren villagers
One hundred and sixty men were hidden
in attics, chicken coops, and any place
else that a man could curl up; with food
already scarce, they had to be fed; with
clothing equally scarce, they had to be
provided with Dutch clothing when they
began their escape. Over a period of
many days the parachutists were moved
by the Underground, a few at a time,
20 miles south and across the Rhine into

At the same time thousands of refu-
gees had come into the district from Arn-
hem, which had been wrecked in the
battle, and they had to be provided for.
One great shortage was blankets, and
Veenendaal knew that the Commandant
had a storehouse full of them. He also
knew that every Saturday afternoon the

Commandant went to headquarters some
distance away, leaving a sergeant and a
few soldiers in charge. For a resistance
group it was a simple matter to create
a disturbance in front of the building
while hundreds of blankets were taken
out the back of the building. They were
delivered to the public nurse, who could
distribute them to the neediest people,
apparently legally.

It was impossible to take the active part
he did in resistance activities without
suspicion eventually hanging over him.
By November of 1944 he knew his time
had come, and on short notice he and his
wife and daughter had to disappear, hid-
ing out the rest of the war in a game
warden's lodge somewhere in the district.
Just a half hour after they left the
house, there were German soldiers there
looking for him.
From then until liberation in April,
1945 he had to decrease his resistance
activities, though he still carried on
some, wearing a dress of his wife's when-
ever he went out of doors. In April, when
the Canadians arrived, the members of
the Underground group that were left
acted as guides for the tanks, and for a
time Aart Veenendaal served as "file-
leader" of the Interior Military Forces
of the Netherlands.

When the Veenendaals returned to
their home they learned that everything
they owned had been confiscated by the

The new airport building at Hato
Field, Curacao, on which construction
was started in January, 1945, was in-
augurated March 1. Among those at the
appropriate ceremonies was K.L.M.'s
director-general, who had come from
Holland especially for the opening.
In size, facilities, and luxurious ap-
pointments, the station excels most big-
city airport buildings in the U.S.A., and
can make a strong bid as the "hub" of
travel between the Americas.

Don't try to tell George Asregadoo of the Hydro-
ponics garden that all tomatoes are round,
because he can prove that they aren't. These two
examples of off-the-beam tomato growth were
found on the vines at the garden just before they
got ripe. They might look a little odd sliced in
a salad.

We promise that this will be the last strong-man
picture for a while, but this one has a different
twist: Joe (Long gun) Wilson of the Drydock,
popular local pugilist, is in training again. But
with him this time Is the future slugger, Joe
junior. Young Joe is starting his training for
coming fights at the tender age of four years and
with the amount of training he will have by the
time of his first fight he should be able to take
on all comers.

Hopi tempo pasa tabatin un rey cu
hopi jioe-muher bunita, pero esun di mas
chikito tabata asina bunita, cu solo mes
tabata keda asombra ki ora cu e lusa su
cara. Semper e prinses tabata hunga den
hoffi cu un bala di oro, pero un dia e bala
a slip for di su man, rola cai den un poz
bieuw hundo.
E prinses tabata yora masha y el a
tende un boz bisa: "Princesita, pakico bo
ta jora?" Ora cu el a mira round, e prinses
a weita un dori den e poz. El a conta e
dori kico a pas4 y e dori di: "No jora
mas; mi por juda bo, pero kico lo bo
duna mi si mi trece bo bala di oro pa
bo?" "Mi shimisnan, mi perla- y mi
diamantanan", e prinses a contest,
"hasta e corona di oro cu mi tin bisti
lo mi duna bo cu gusto." E dori a con-
testa: "Mi no ke ningun di e cosnan ey.
Mi ke ta bo amigo y compafiero den bo
weganan, mi ke come den bo tayo di oro
y mi ke bebe for di bo beker di oro y mi
ke drumi riba bo cama di seda." Ora cu
e prinses a primintie esaki, a dori a sam-
buyA y despues di un rato el a bolbe cu e
bala di oro. E prinses a corre bai cun6,
sin pensa mas 'riba e dori ni riba su
Pa su mayan e prinses tabata sintA na
mesa cu rey y net ora cu el a cuminza
come den su tayo di oro, nan a tende
batimento na porta y un stem di: "Prin-
ses di mas chikito, habri pa mi". E prin-
ses a bai habri port, pero ora el a mira

e dori, el a cerr6 unbez y el a bolbe sinta
na mesa. E rey a puntra ta ken y e prin-
ses di "Un dori mahos", y ora su tata a
puntra ta kico e dori ke, e prinses a
cont6 di e promesa cu el a haci. E ora e
rey di: "Bo mester cumpli cu bo prome-
sa" y e prinses a bai habri porta. E dori
a drenta y el a bula riba stoel y djei riba
mesa, y el a cuminza come den e tayo di
oro y el a bebe for di su beker tambe.
Ora el a caba e di cu e ta cansA y cu e
ke bai den kamber di prinses. E prinses
a cuminza jora, e no tabata ke hiba e dori
mahos den su kamber, pero e rey di cu e
master corda cu den su necesidad e dori
a yud6 y e prinses a hay6 obilga di hib6
den su kamber. Ora el a yega aya el a
pone e dori den un hoeki y e mes a subi
riba cama. E dori di: "Hiza mi. Mi ke
drumi riba bo cama di seda". E ora e
prinses a perde pasenshi y e di: "Dori
mahos, awor si lo bo laga mi cu sosiego!"
y cu e palabranan ey el a dal e dori riba
vloer cu tur su forza. Pero ora e dori a
toca vloer el a cambia den un prins
masha bunita. E prins a conta e prinses
cu un hacidor di bruha a cambi6 den un
dori, y como e prinses a kita e encanto
for di dj6, e prinses lo ta su bruid.
E rey a duna un fiesta di casamento
masha grand pa su jioe di mas chikito.
Den un wagen di oro, sigui pa hopi otro
cargt di rikeza, e prins cu e prinses a
bai nan mes palacio, unda nan a biba
masha feliz hopi anjanan largo.

The Enchanted Frog

Once there was a king who had many
beautiful daughters, but the youngest
was so beautiful, that even the sun was
amazed every time it shone on her face.
The princess always played in the garden
with a golden ball, but one day it slipped
from her hands and rolled down into a
deep old well. The princess was crying
bitterly when she heard a voice saying:
"Little princess, what makes you cry so
much?" Looking around she saw the
head of a frog in the water of the well.
When the princess told him about her
golden ball, the frog said: "Dry your
tears. I can help you, but what will you
give me in return, if I get you your gol-
den ball?" "My dresses, my pearls and
precious stones", said the princess,
"even the golden crown I am wearing I
would gladly give you, dear frog". The
frog answered: "I don't want any of that.
All I want is to be your friend and com-
panion in your play, to eat from your
golden dish and drink from your golden
cup, and to sleep in your silk bed". When
the princess had made the promise, the
frog went down into the well and soon

he came back up with her golden ball.
The princess ran away happily with her
ball, forgetting all about the frog and
the promise she had made to him.
The next day she was sitting at the
table with the king and just when she
started eating from her golden dish,
someone knocked at the door and a voice
said: "Youngest daughter of the king,
open up". The princess opened the door,
but when she saw the ugly frog she clos-
ed it quickly and ran back to the table.
The king asked who was there. "Just an
old frog", the princess said and when the
king asked what the frog wanted from
her, she told him about the promise she
had made. Just then the frog knocked
for the second time and asked: "Little
princess, don't you remember the pro-
mise you made by the old well?" Then
the king spoke: "You must keep your
promise" and the princess went and
opened the door, upon which the frog
came into the room, jumped on the chair,
from there on the table and started eat-
ing from the princess' golden dish and he
also drank from her golden cup. Then he
said he was tired and that he wished to
be taken up to the princess' room. The
princess started crying; she didn't like
the idea at all, but her father reminded
her that the frog had helped her when
she needed him. She took the frog to her
room and put him in a corner, and lay in
the bed herself. The frog said: "Lift me
up; I want to sleep in your silk bed, too".
Then the princess got into a temper and
said: "There, you dirty old frog. Now
you'll leave me alone", and with these
words she flung the frog against the
floor with all her strength. But when it
hit the floor, the frog changed into a
very handsome prince, who told the
princess that he had been enchanted by
a witch. Since the princess was the one
to break the enchantment, she would be
his bride.
The king gave a marvellous wedding
to his youngest daughter. In a golden
carriage, followed by many others laden
with riches, the prince and the princess
set out for their own palace, where they
lived together for many happy years.

E Dori Encantd



MARCH 21, 1547

(& -SNews

Resumption of refining operations in
Sumatra is contingent upon the re-entry
and inspection of the producing fields,
according to E. N. Leibacher, general
manager of Nederlandsche Koloniale
Petroleum Maatschappij, East Indies
affiliate of Standard-Vacuum Oil Com-
Mr. Leibacher has arrived at The
Hague, The Netherlands, en route to
Batavia, Java, after a two month's
visit to the United States.
As the first step toward the rehabili-
tation of the fields, Mr. Leibacher
expressed the hope that production tech-
nicians of N.K.P.M. will soon be able to
visit the company's South Sumatra
fields. Before the war these fields fed the
company's 45,000 barrel-per-day Soengei
Gerong Refinery near Palembang. Thus
far company representatives have been
unable to inspect the oil fields to deter-
mine their condition after having been
in Japanese hands during the war.
Rehabilitation of the refinery has al-
ready begun, Mr. Leibacher said. The
plant suffered major damage when it
was blown up in February 1942 by the
Netherland military authorities.

Merrill Stuckey, general manager of
the Iraq Petroleum Company who died
January 30 at Haifa, Palestine, was
buried at sea off the Haifa coast in ac-
cordance with his request. Mr. Stuckey
had been employed by affiliates of
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)
since 1913. When asked to serve in Iraq
he was general manager of the Andean
Company in Colombia.
Under Mr. Stuckey's direction the
pipeline from Kirkuk, Iraq, to Haifa was
constructed. The work was started in
1932 and before the end of 1934 crude
was running through the line. During
World War II the pipeline system was
vital in supplying Allied forces with
needed petroleum products.

Commodore Warner Norton Grubb,
U. S. N. R., Jersey Standard foreign
marketing area adviser for Northern
Europe, died in New York on February
13 after a long illness. He had been an
oilman for more than 25 years.
During World War II, Commodore
Grubb was responsible for the organiza-
tion and maintenance of naval petroleum
supply operations in the European
theatre. He was also instrumental in per-
fecting communications security mea-
sures for tankers to avoid leakage to the
enemy. For his service he was awarded
the Legion of Merit.

After 15 months of operation during
which more than 10,000 veterans were
interviewed for employment possibilities,
the Esso Veterans' Center in New York
was discontinued February 28.
The center, staffed by interviewers
who themselves are veterans, was creat-
ed to help find employment with the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
i: Id with other organizations for vete-
r .s not formerly employees of the
Company. Permanent jobs were found
S' u-dreds of veterans, and thousands
h blv vere helped indirectly to secure
thb counsel given them by the

u- cement was made March 2 that
"',ard O' Company (New Jersey)
znd Socnny-Vocuum Oil Company, Inc.,
ill terminate by the end of 1948 the
agreement under which these two com-
panies have jointly provided aviation
products and services throughout the
world outside of the United States.
During this time, facilities and ser-
vices will be absorbed by marketing af-
filiates of either of the two parent com-
panies who thereafter will conduct avia-
tion business independently. There will
be no interruption of the service now
being provided throughout the world.
During the war Intava supplied avia-
tion oil products to the U.S. Air Trans-
port Command and to other Allied air
services, and established and maintained
fueling and servicing depots which were
of major service to the war effort.

Caco- scondi ....

Cu Fusiladornan

Aart Veenendaal di Policia Civil tin
tres cos cu ta tuma tur su atencion:
trifico, su famia y su cas. No much
tempo pasa e tabatin algo mas, cu tin
biaha tabata tuma mayor parti di su
atencion. E tabata un miembro active di
Underground Holandes y loque e ta conta
ta duna un idea cor Underground a haci
su trabao peligroso y important.
Na principio, Meneer Veenendaal no
tabata ke conta di su experiencianan pa
publicaci6n den Esso News. E ta suma-
mente modesto en cuanto e trabao anti-
Nazi cu el a haci; porfin el a tuma aden
di laga public esaki cu condition cu lo
worde splice cu e storia no ta over di dje
sa, pero solamente over di un pieza chi-
kito di e machine inmenso di Under-
ground. Pues, aunque esaki ta su storia,
e ta tipico di loque hopi otronan a haci
den henter Holanda.
Como polies den e pueblo di Lunteren,
Aart Veenendaal tabata den un bon posi-
cion pa e ser un miembro valuabel di
Underground. Su job tabata dun6 mas
libertad cu cualkier otro ciudadano pa e
bai unda cu ta, e por tabata riba caya
legalmente despues cu tur otro hendenan
master tabata p'aden, y algun bez e ta-
batin informaci6n util cu otro ciudada-
nonan no por a haya. E tabata forma
parti di un grupo di Underground di 30
homber y el a haci bon uso di tur su pri-
vilegionan pa e molestia Alemannan. Di
e 30 hombernan den e grupo, Alemannan
a cohe y tira ocho y Veenendaal mes a
scapa pa wowo di angfia. Mescos cu tur
otro miembro di Underground, e tabata
hunga caco-scondi cu fusiladornan con-
Durante algun siman el a tene den su
cas aviadornan Ingles cu a worde tirA
den e district, y despues el a yuda nan
hui pa via di Underground pa nan yega
Inglaterra. (E tin cartanan di gratitud
cu el a ricibi di mayornan y sefioranan di
e hombernan aki.) Un biaha tabatin un
aviador heridi den su cas, scondi den un
lugar especial entire plafond y dak di nan
cas. Alemannan a cuminza bira sospe-
chose ora dokter tabata bishita ey tur
dia y p'esey Veenendaal-nan a mara un
lenso rond di garganta di nan jioe y nan
di cu ta difteria y dokter a pone un
borchi cu tabata bisa cu tin enfermedad
contagioso den e cas ey.
Na mediados di 1943 Alemannan a
lamta un kamp pa Holandesnan cu ta-
bata pa partida Aleman worde getrain
pa nan sirbi como polies pa Alemannan.
Underground a comunicA Inglatera unda
e kamp tabata y un Diadomingo mainta
e kamp a worde bombardid y kimi hen-
Durante bombardiamento, un pilot
Americano Robert Greene a worde tira
y diferente partidarionan di Alemannan
a core bai horta revolver, oloshi y tur
otro cos di balor na cadaver di e piioto.
Mas laat Veenendaal a tuma e plachinan
y papelnan di identificaci6n di e piloto.
E hendenan di Lunteren a laga traha un
bunita caha di roble p6, aunque nan mes
mortonan mester a worde derra sin
caha pa via di scarsedad di palo. Nan
a traha tambe un cruz cu su number
y number ariba; nan a trece hopi flornan
y tur hende a bai der6 y domi a haci tur
ceremonia. Tur esaki, como muestra di
oposici6n y pa mustra cu kende nan ta-
bata simpatizA, tabata haci cu gran risco
di represalia di Alemannan. Hasta taba-
tin un sakador di portret scondi den un
mata ta saka portret di tur loque a pasa.
Despues di liberaci6n nan a duna e
portretnan, number y number di e pilot
na un grupo Americano cu tabatin di
entende cu grafnan di nan soldanan.
Veenendaal a identifica e traidornan cu
a horta e cosnan for di e cadaver y e mes
hombernan ey mester a coba e graf y
transport e cadaver na un cementerlo
military pa aya e worde derd di nobo.
Durante un period di guerra un cap-
tan di Eh6rcito Ingles a biba na Lunte-
ren casi un anja comunicando cu Ingla-
tera pa medio di su radio continuamente.
Na miembronan di Underground e tabata
duna mapanan chikito di dos duim, cada
un di un parti di e district; esaki nan
tabata sconde bao di silla di nan bicieleta
y ki ora cu nan mira cafonnan anti-a6reo,
of cualkier otro instalaci6n di defense,
nan tabata marka e lugar precies ribs e
mapanan y generalmente Veenendaal ta-


Ralph J. Andrews, a visiting represen-
tative of the Wilson-Carbon Company,
died here March 3 after a very brief ill-
ness. Internment was to be in the United

Friends of Compton de Caires (T.S.D.)
were shocked March 2 to learn of his
disappearance and probable death. His
towel and sunglasses were found on the
north shore a short distance from the
surf-bathing cove. Up to now an inten-
sive search of the area has failed to
reveal any other trace of him.

Guy Rasberry. office supervisor at the
Executive Office, died March 10 in New
York, at the age of 47. He had been with
the Company since September 12, 1929,
joining the Lago Petroleum Corporation
at Maracaibo. He was transferred to
Aruba December 10. 1931, and had con-
tinuous service here since that date. He
is survived by his wife.

bata hiba nan back pa e captAn Ingles.
Varios bez el a bai Inglatera bolbe Lunte-
ren. Un avion chikito ta sali for di un
grupo di bombers y e ta baha riba un
tereno unda miembronan di Under-
ground ta sefiala cu flashlight. Di es
moda aki e tabata bai y bini Lunteren.
Un biaha e captain a bati na porta di
e cas unda e tabata sconde y e porta a
worde habri pa nada otro sino dos sold
Aleman. E captain a cuminda nan cu su
cabez y el a sigui drenta bai p'atras di e
cas. E Alemannan a caba di yega y nan
a kere cu e captain tabata part di e
famia ey.
Dia 17 di September, 1944, Lunteren
tabata centro di un di e incidentenan di
mas tragico di guerra. E dia e ataque di
parachutista di mas grand a tuma lugar
oro cu 6,000 Canades y Ingles a baha den
e district, cu orde pa bring sigui pa
Zuid pa nan contra cu eh6rcito di Mont-
gomery net bao di Arnhem. Cinco dia
despues 4,500 di nan a worde mata of
capturab; plannan a bruha y e dos eher-
citonan no a contra cu otro.
Di esnan cu a survivi e bataya perdi
y cu a bolbe linia di Aliadonan, 160 a
worde salbA pa hendenan di Lunteren.
Un ciento y sesenta hombernan tabata
scondi riba zoldernan, den cas di galinja
y tur otro lugar cu nan por a haya pa
drenta; cu tur scarcedad di cuminda,
toch master a duna nan di come; cu tur
scarcedad di pafia, toch master a bisti
nan. A dura hopi dia prom6 cu Under-
ground por a saka tur e parachutistanan,
hiba nan 20 milla mas aleuw over di
rieuw Rijn pa nan salba.
Na e mesun tempo, miles di refugiado-
nan a bini ey for di Arnhem; nan a sufri
di e bataya y mester a percuri pa nan
tambe. Tabatin un scarsedad grandisimo
di dekel y Veenendal tabata si cu Com-
mandant Aleman tabatin un cantidad
grand na provision. E tabata sf tambe
cu tur Diasabra merdia Commandant
master bai report algun distancia for di
ey, lagando un sargento y algun sold na
cargo. Pa un grupo di Underground
tabata masha facil di forma un desorde
p'adilanti di e edificio, mientras cu
p'atras otronan tabata saka mont6n di
dekelnan yena na truck. Nan a hiba tur
pa e enfermera pflblica, kende tabata sh
di distribui nan entire esnan cu tabatin
mas necesidad.
Tabata imposibel pa tuma parti active
den Underground sin cu nan sospecha y
na November di 1944 Veenendaal tabata
sA cu su tempo a yega y masha purf e
cu su sefiora y su jioe di tres anja mester
a disaparece, y nan mester a keda scondi
resto di guerra. Net mei ora despues cu
nan a sali for di nan cas Alemannan a
bin buske.
Desde e dia ey te ora di liberaci6n na
April, 1945 e master a mengua su activi-
dadnan di resistencia, aunque ainda e
tabata haci algo di bez en cuando, bisti
cu pafianan di su sefiora tur biaha cu e
sali. Na April ora Canadesnan a yega,
miembronan di e grupo di Underground
cu tabata ey ainda a sirbi di guia pa e
tankinan, y pa algun tempo Aart Veenen-
daal a sirbi den Fuerza Militar Interior
di Holanda.
Ora cu nan a bolbe nan cas, nan a
haya si cu Alemannan a confisch, tur
loque nan tabatin.


Material Scars Ta Dilath
Cabamento di Casnan

E 67 casnan cu Home Building Found-
ation ta trahando pa nort di Sport Park
ta casi cli, pero lo tarda algun luna ainda
prome cu por caba cu nan henteramente,
pasobra materialnan necesario ta tarda
pa bini di Merca. Ta casi imposibel pa
haya articulonan pa cushina y bafio den
scarsedad mundial di material pa traha
cas, y lo no ta posibel pa caha e casnan
sino te ora cu haya esakinan y otro mate-
rialnan necesario.
Tur e casnan ta comprometi caba, pa
empleadonan di Lago cu ta riba list di
Home Building Foundation y nan lo
worde bendi unbez, asina cu nan ta eli.

Benedicts Nose Out Bachelors
In Lago Heights Classic

One of the greatest sporting events in
recent years, well days maybe, was the
epic conflict between the Bachelors and
the Benedicts March 4 at Lago Heights
The Benedicts squeezed out a 2-1 win
over the Bachelors (with the very able
assistance of referee Noel Vieira). After
several attempts to kick the ball, Dick
Sibilo had to leave the game without ever
once offending. The services of Manuel
Balance were evidently to be saved for a
much more important contest, for he left
after only six minutes of play. Touching
concern for the players' welfare was felt
by referee Vieira who at one point halted
the proceedings so that the boys might
have a refreshing drink from the bottle
he was carrying. One of the features of
the game was the astounding footwork
of Slappy Arrias. When hostilities ceased
both teams repaired to the Lago Club for
further refreshments with the Bachelors
vowing that this would never happen to
them again.

I .


BACHELORS (above) Back row, Van Bochove,
Nobriga, Khan, Bruce, Llburd, Sibllo. and Leysner.
In front. Wong, MacDonald. Kamperveen, referee
Vielra (the Caveman). BENEDICTS (below) Back
row, Permaul, Naar, Bishop. Arrias, Werleman,
and Balanco. In front, the Caveman again,
Edwards, Kalloo, da Silva, Geerman, de Vrles.


A daughter, Reynilda Juliana, to Mr. and Mrs.
Rene Lo, l'ebruar 17.
A d.u.hter. Princess Virgina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Conmad Simon. February 17.
A daughter. Alicia Ophilia to Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Warner. February 17.
A son. Rudolf. to Mr. and Mrs. Orlindo Croes.
February 19.
A daughter, Leonclta Magdalena. to Mr. and
Mls. Domingo Maduro. February 20.
\ on. David Raymond, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray-
mond Ellbets. Feb.uaiy 21.
A son, William Desmond, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Stanley. l-ehbuary 22.
A son, Mathias Modesto, to Mr. and Mrs. Marco
Maduro. February 23.
.\ sun. l nnox il ford. to Mr. and Mrs. IAn
Royer, February 24.
A oun, Erlun Jacques. to Mr. and Mrs. Jacques
Siem, February 21. M
A- daughter. laureen Patricia. to Mr. and Mrs
John Da ('osta. February 25.
A daouhter. E'elyn Iona, to Mr. and -.Ir. Char-
le, Hughes. l'kcbiuary 26.
A -on. James Stanley. to Mr. and Mrs. Jamea
Gumbs, February 28.
A daughter. Manxmina Ranuel, to Mr. and Mrs
Querubn \Wolter. March I.
A son,. Seyn Gregory, to Mr. and Mrs pennis
Dollanild, March I.
A T,%. uhbert Oscar. to Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus
Motes. March 5.
Todauhter, eRa.que Marmeta, to Mr. and Mrs
le rnadino Luyda.ns. March 6.
.\ daughter Casqnadra Mercedes. to Mr. and
Mrs. Randolph Bryson. March 6.
A oun, Fenando Rudolf, to Mr. and Mrs. Fer-
riando Kock. March 6.
A son. Chester Warren. to Mr. and Mrs. David
Vlaun. March 6.
A daughter. Ingrid, to Mr. and Mrs. Hendr'k
Van ier Kuyp. March 8.
A son. Benedicto Inocencio. to Mr. and Mrs.
Jose Wever, March 8.
A son. Tobias Allen. to Mr and Mrs. J. M.
Whiteley. March 9.
A daughter. to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marshll.
March 9.
a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Julio Cro.s. March 10.