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"C. Y. I." Nets 555
To 15 Good Ideas
Led off by a supplemental award of
Fls. 300, fifteen good suggestions ap-
proved in January brought cash to their
suggestors last month. High man was
Sydney Faunce, who collected Fls. 300
for his idea to eliminate jackstoffs from
No. 1 tar pumps at Combination Units 5
to 8. (The initial award on this idea was
That's a 300-guilder smile on the face of Sydney
Faunce as he accepts congratulations and a
"C.Y.I:" check for a supplemental award Iroll
Acting Assistant General Manager J. W. Whiteley.
for FIs. 100, made in October, 1945.)
Last year Mr. Faunce led the June list of
awards with one for Fls. 500.
Aldrick Johnson rang the bell twice
in the present list, with two ideas that
were good for cash.
Initial awards included one to Alfred
Phillip, Fls. 20, suggested windows west
end of forebay at No. 1 Powerhouse;
Fls. 25, install per-
manent platforms on
Q strip and mix tanks
on H.P. units;
Fls. 20, simplify
S price board at Com-
Texeira, Fls. 10, in-
stall buzzer or light
signal in cigar stand
at Lago Club; Ale-
jandro Koolman, Fls. 15, install hole to
drain line through wall at gland oil re-
covery drum, No. 11 G.O. unit; Joseph
Ellis, Fls. 35,
changes for 8-inch
outlet valve, 4-6-7
Rerun Stills; Claude
Phillips, Fls. 10,
place cover over
switches at Tar
Fls. 20, install se-
parate valves for
sinks at Esso Heights Dining Hall;
Eddy Innocencia, Fls. 15, install
hinged cover over switchboard at
Marine Office; Be-
nedict da S. Jardi-
ne, Fls. 15, relocate
PD. separator wa-
ter gauge, Comb.
Units 1 and 6; Pas-
Fls. 20, eliminate
safety hazard at ice
room, Esso Club;
and Aldrick John-
son, two awards of
Fls. 15 each, install
concrete support under steam trap at
AAR-2 butane tower reboiler, and
change position of AAR-2 rerun tower
bottoms pumps' suction valves.
Coin YOUR Ideas
Th, Esso News Want Ad service
is free to all Lago employees. Do
you have something you want to
sell' Want to buy something an-
other employee might have? An ad
in the Esso News may solve your
problem. All that is necessary is to
write )\our ad on a piece of paper
(include your name, payroll num-
ber, and department) and send it
through the plant mail system to
the Esso News. The News gives
\oiut ad a number, puts it in the
next issue, and anyone inquiring
about the ad is given your name.
E servicio di advertencia di Esso
News ta gratis pa tur empleado-
nan di Lago. Bo tin algo cu bo ke
bende? Bo ke cumpra algo cu un
otro empleado lo por tin? Podiser
un advertencia den Esso News por
ta e respond riba bo problema. Tur
loque ta necesario ta di skirbi bo
advertencia riba un pida papel, in-
clui bo number, payroll number y
departamento y mand6 pa oficina
di Esso News. Esso News ta duna
bo advertencia un number, e ta pu-
blike den e pr6ximo nfimero y cual-
kier hende cu ta interest, ta haya e
Informaci6n necesaria pa nan bini
na contact cu bo.
- Jim Bluejacket, who
was probably well-
Sknown to more Lago-
employee has ever
been, died of pneu-
monia March 26 at
SPekin, Illinois, at the
age of 59. Big Jim, a
Shawnee Indian born
in Indian Territory
before it became
Oklahoma, had been
soldier, a ranch hand,
,- a big league baseball
player, and a pipenit-
ter before he played
the part he was best
known for In Aruba,
as welding foreman
He was a familiar
figure here from 1928 to 1943, a great story-
teller who usually left a smile behind him. His
passing is mourned by countless friends, many of
whom joined in sending messages of condolence to
Un noticla tristo pa mayoria di empleadonan di
Lago tabata morto di Jim Bluejacket, antes fore-
man na Welding Shop. Despues dl un pulmonia el
a muri di 26 di Maart na Pekin, Illinois, na edad
di 59 anja. "Big Jim" tabata di raza pure di
Indiannan Shawnee dl Merca y el a nace riba teri-
torio Indian, promd cu es lugar a bira Oklahoma.
Antes di su job na Aruba e tabata maestro di
school, sold, el a traha na un rancho, hungador
di baseball y pipefitter. E tabata masha conoc.
aki dl 1928 te 1943 y unda cu Jim a pasa su sto-
rlanan tabata causa caranan hari. Cantldad dl
amigo- y conocirnan ta sinti su morto y hopi a
manda flornan pa su entierro.
Excursion Home Planned
By Surinam Club Members
Ambitious plans are being laid by over
100 Surinam Club members for a junket
to Surinam during the Queen's Birth-
day celebration there in August. The
proposed trip is at present planned to in-
clude a football team, a korfball team,
and Speen's band. The two teams will
play matches with Surinam teams during
the stay there.
Dances and entertainments have been
held and more will take place, the re-
ceipts of which will help pay for the
cost of the trip in addition to the receipts
from the sporting events in Surinam.
The prospect is very inviting to a num-
ber of Surinam members, for they will
have completed 10 years of service by
that time and many will be visiting home
again for the first time.
Publicity is being sent to prepare the
way and stir up interest in the exhibition
matches to be played, and high hopes are
held for large crowds. The visit will coin-
cide with the visit of a British Guiana
team and matches will be played with
them in addition to the local teams.
Negotiations are being carried on with
K.L.M. and the hope is to charter several
planes so that all may make the trip at
T.kinp as an appropriate occasion the arrival of
a company of Netherlands troops, the Aruban po-
pulation, with solemn ceremony, dedicated a
monument to its soldiers March 15. The pietv:o
above shows the monument, inscribed "Schutter:l
1940 World War II 1945 Offered by Civ-
lNans of Aruba". At right. W. Lampe of the com-
mittee in charge makes the dedication speech be-
fore assembled soldiers, Government officials, and
Lago officials. At his left are Acting Lt. Governor
A Schutte, and Capt. W. P. Boerma, who accep-
ted the tribute on behalf of the Schutters. Other
members of the monument committee were God-
fried Eman, S. N. Ecury, J. Irausquin, L. A. C.
Lade, and B. Bislick.
Considerando yegada di troplnan Holandes un hon
occasion, populacltn dl Aruba a dedica un omnu-
mento na Schutternan cu hopi ceremonia dia s15 i
Maart. E portret akl 'riba ta mustra e monument,
cu tin e siguiente inscripcion. "Schutterlj 1940
Guerra Mundial II 1945 Ofreci pa Civilnan di
Aruba". Na banda drechi W. Lampe dl e Comite
encargh ta papla e discurso di dedication dilanti
di soldanan, oficialidadnan d Goblerno y di Lago:
Na su man rober, Gezaghebber Interno A. Schutte
y Kaptein Boerma cu a accept e tribute den nom-
ber dl Schutternan. Otro mlembronan di Comite pa
e monument ta Godfried Eman, S. N. Ecury.
J. Irausquin, L. A. C. Lale y B. Bislick.
Padvindernan Arubiano Lo Tuma
Parti Den Jamboree na Paris
Na un reunion dia 24 di Maart miem-
bronan di Directiva di Asociaci6n di Pad-
vindernan di Aruba a discuti riba manda-
mento di delegadonan Paris na Augustus
di e anja aki, pa nan tuma parti den Jam-
Na e viahe di dos luna lo tuma parti 16
mucha-hombernan di Aruba; 4 Padvin-
der di San Nicolas, 4 di Oranjestad y 8
Padvindernan Cat6lico. Un di e mucha-
hombernan Arubiano lo dirigi e grupo di
Aruba, mientras cu e grupo di Aruba-
Curagao ta na cargo di un homber. Various
kampamento di training lo tuma lugar
pa permit various di e muchanan di al-
canza e grado necesario. Gastonan lo
word cubri parcialmente pa Gobierno.
Lo tin solicitaci6n pa algun fondo y nan
a discuti posibilidad di un loteria pa Pad-
vindernan. Lo costa Fls. 1000 pa cada
much, y di esaki cada much mester
duna 150 florin. Resto di nan gastonan
lo word cubri cu e fondonan obteni.
E 4 mucha-hombernan di San Nicolas
cu a word escogi pa haci e viahe a worde
presentA na e Asociaci6n na e reunion di
dia 24. Nan a word escogi pa nan meri-
tonan como Padvinder; e 4 muchanan ta
Rosendo Vlaun, jioe di N. Vlamn di Dry-
dock; David Boatswain, jioe di D. Boats-
wain di Light Oils; Annival Corner, jioe
di W. Corner di Blacksmith Shop; y
James Arrindell, cu ta un aprendiz y jioe
di C. Arrindell di Pipe. E prom6 "spare"
cu lo bai, si cualkier un di e otronan cai
afor ta Carlton Thompson, cu tambe ta
un aprendiz y jioe di J. Thompson di Ma-
sons & Insulators.
E mucha-honmbernan probablemente lo
bai pa Holanda direct y djei nan lo sigui
pa Paris, pa nan tuma parti na e Jam-
once. Nothing definite as to the comple-
tion of all arrangements will be known
for some time yet.
Hope For Lago vs. Shell
In Inter Island Cricket
A guest at meetings of the Shell
Sports Association during his recent va-
cation in Curagao, Bertie Viapree, chair-
man of the Lago Sport Park Sub-Com-
mittee, sat in on discussions of the possi-
bility of an inter-company cricket match
sometime in June.
In the meetings football and table ten-
nis matches were also discussed but
nothing definite was decided. An invita-
tion is expected from the Shell Sports
Association for Lago to send a team of
cricketers to Curagao in June. Its arrival
here will set into motion a series of
meetings which will decide what will be
Planners for the expected Lago-Shell cricket
match In June. Bertie Vlapree, chairman of the
Lago Sport Park Sub-Committee, and O. H. Baker,
president of the Shell Sports Association, pose for
a picture after one of the meetings In CuraSao In
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
April 1-15 Wed., April 23
April 16-30 Fri., May 9
March 1-31 Fri., April 11
PUB-LISHED BY THE LAGO OIL
VOL 8, No. 5
APRIL 11, 1947
A RUBA a Ess N &ws~
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
APRIL 1it1 a9
A a ESSO (^ |
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA. N.W.I. BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, May 2. All copy i.just reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, April 25.
l'iifred by The (I irtiIo '.outrnl. Cuia.au. N.W.1
EIGHTY PER CENT MORE DANGEROUS I
In the U.S.A. a person is killed in a traffic accident
every fifteen minutes, day and night, month in and
month out. Thirty million cars on U.S. roads do the job.
In Aruba six people were killed on the roads during
1946. If took only 2.850 cars to do it.
Six people dead in a year, one every two months,
compared with one every fifteen minutes in the U.S.A.
BUT comparing the number of cars, Aruba has 80
per cent more traffic deaths than the U.S.A., which has
a bad record itself.
It doesn't have to be that way. It isn't a necessary evil
of automobiles that one person has to die in a smashup
every 60 days. Some large cities with tens of thousands
of cars go a year at a time without anyone being killed
in a traffic accident.
In the end it comes down to whether the citizens
themselves the ones at the steering wheel would
rather be safe than dead.
(Dots indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this Issue)
Simon Coronel Hospital
Bipat Clland Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrum, nt
Gordon Ollivierre Electl cal
Luciano Wever Labor
Simon Geerman Drydrlck
Bernard Marquis Marine liffirf
Iphil Jones ie.,iving & Shippling
Ersklne Anderson Acid & ikliin
Sam Vlapree I. F
Fernando Da Silva Pressure SIIs,
Bertie Viapree L eR & Field S, I,
Hugo de Vrles T.S.D. R (ifiS,
Pedro Odor Accon'l i,i
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse I
Jacinto de Kort Laboratories 1 2
Henry Nassy Laborai.i ,
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo E~so & Lago. Cluls
Elsa Mackintosh Dining Halls (I
Elric Crichlow Catalayt,
Alvin Texeira 4at & Poly Plants
Calvin Hassell M. & C. Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edward Larmonle Carpenter & Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shou
Mario Harms BIlt.kamith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber A elding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Comnniss.Iry
Vanisha Ogarro Iut r
Ricardo Van Blarcum ollony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Hubert Ecury Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rairoop Special
itH"L'HE i ltEDIT'S lillo\wing Iy S.arel Iatjioup ll. tuckhoo ian,
I sall dlel Wouude. i.ae (.thuii iage 6.
OCHENTA POR CIENTO MAS PELIGROSOI
Na Merca, un hende fa muri den un accident di
tr6fico cada diez-cinco minuut, di dia y di nochi, luna
den luna 'for. Trinta mill6n auto riba Merca ta percura
Na Aruba seis hende a muri pa via di accidentenan
di trafico durante 1946. Tabatin solamente 2,850 auto
pa haci esey.
Seis hende morto den un anja, un cada dos luna, com-
par6 cu un cada diez-cinco minuut na Merca. PERO -
comparando e cantidadnan di auto cu otro, Aruba tin
80 por ciento mas morto pa via di tr6fico cu Merca,
cuyo record mes ta masha malo.
No tin nodi di ta asina. No ta necesario cu un hende
master muri cada 60 dia pasobra tin auto fa corre. Na
algun stadnan grand ta pasa tin bez unanja sin cu un
hende ta muri pa via di accident di tr6fico.
Mayor parti di e responsabilidad ta di ciudadanonan
mes, esnan cu ta sinta tras di stuurwiel; ta depend kico
nan fa prefer di ta cuidadoso of di ta difunto.
Undesirable weeds actually commit suicide when they en-
counter a petroleum-derived selective killer called "2,4-D".
Stimulated by an overdose of the compound, they grow so fast
that their root systems enlarge, split, and disintegrate.
(Our own weeds grow that fast without any help. What we
need is something
Two job training groups held graduations last month. I, the Electrical Department, the group above
completed the "First Course for Electricians" March 27. At left, C. Bell, V. Jacobs, J. Rodrlguez.
M. Dirksz, I. Tromp, L. Geerman, F. Brown (instructor), V. Steele, H. DUk, S. de Kort, and
H. Fujooah. Below is a group of Laboratory employees seen after the ceremony completing the
"Basic Chemistry and Physics Course" March 25 They are, at left. C. George. C. Celalre, G. Batson,
J. AnUs. C. Zievinger, L. Bardoullle, 1. Bacchus, K. Perrotte, D. Lobban. E. Johnson (Instructor),
and L. Lewis. (E. Findankl and W. Amzand absent from top picture.)
to make the seeds explode as they hit the
Rodger Shield is Prize
As A.V.B. Tourney Starts
Official announcement was made re-
cently by F. Beaujon, president of the
Aruba Voetbal Bond, of the beginning
April 13, of the annual Rodger Shield
The competition will be in three divi-
sions. The main one is for first class foot-
ball teams, the winners to receive the
Rodger Shield. Second class and Junior
teams will contest in their respective
divisions for trophies. Matches for the
first and second class teams will take
place on Saturdays and Sundays while
the Junior teams will play during the
week on various fields all over Aruba.
The Rodger Shield was first donated
by Captain Rodger in 1933 and was won
by Lago in that year. Since then it has
been won by various teams and is at
present held by R.C.A.
The teams competing in this new
series are R.C.A., Aruba Jrs., Hollandia,
San Nicolas Jrs., Trappers, Arsenal, Boca
Jis., Volharding, Sport Club Aruba, Jong
Holland, Sabaneta Camp, Bubali Jrs.,
Noord Sport Club, and Noord Central.
The Committee of Management which
runs the A.V.B. is elected yearly and
includes F. Beaujon as president, U. vrn
Breet, vice-president; E. R. Finck, 1st
secretary; M. Oduber, 2nd secretary;
E A. Kalil, treasurer; E. G. Ollivierre
and G. Lugthart, members,
Seguridad ta lo Miho
Long Service Awards
Top left: Hendrik Wever, Storehouse.
Top right: Virgil McNemar, Light Oils Finishing.
Lower left: Capt. James McNab, S.S. "George
G. Henry" (received button in February).
Lower right: Leo Gregorlo, Marine Department.
Juan De Cuba
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insuls.
Acid & Edel.
Acid & Edel.
Acid & Edel.
Rec. & Shipping
Rec. & Shipping
Back In the Labs again. These three men. Clemente
Zlevinger (left). Louriano Geerman, and Juan
Tromp, all graduated from the 1937 apprentice
class and went to work In No. 1 Laboratory. The
war came along and the three left to enter the
army. After serving at Savaneta. they came back
to work as soon as they were released. The last
one back, Lourlano Geerman, started work again
In October. 1946 and completed the trio once
more. All three received ten year buttons last
month. They are among the first apprentices to
wear the service buttons.
Nan a bolbe Laboratorlo atrobe. Clemente Zle-
vinger (robex). Louriano Geerman y Juan Tromp,
tur tries ta graduadonan di klas di aprendiz dl
1937 y na e mos anja nan a cumlina traha na
Laboratorlo No. 1. Guerra a Dlnl y nan tur trees a
bira schutter. Despues dl a slrbl na SbaBnet, man
a bolbe nan trabao aslna au ian a ul.
ARUBA E1S0 NEWS 3
A well-known Dutch violinist was the most recent Aruba Art Circle offering, giving a
concert at the Sociedad Bolivariana March 25. Now a teacher in Maracaibo, Jacob van
der Woude was in hiding from the Nazis during must of the war. He is shown above wit5
F. Steenmeyer of Oranjestad, who accompanied him in his successful appearance here.
Every filling station is "supported" by automobiles, and this one is literally being mounted on a
truck. So realistic you might almost drive up and order five gallons, It won first prize for Esso
as the best float in Trinidad's Carnival. The picture (by Ace Studios, Trinidad) was contributed by
Robert Murray of T.S.D.
A former service sta-
tion employee whose
first job in the oil
business was pum-
ping gasoline took
charge last month of
coordination of Jer-
sey Standard's mar-
keting in northern
Europe. Fred Billups
will be marketing
advisor for the U.K.,
tries, Spain. Portu-
gal, and Malta. After
receiving a degree in
engineering, Mr. Bil-
lups began his career
in 1928 at an Esso
Myriads of beautiful
blooms in all sorts of
designs and arr.n.
gements turned the
cocktail lounge of the
Esso Club into a veri-
table garden April 1
when the Women's
Club held its annual
flower show under
the direction of Mrs.
T. Woodley. All sorts
of flowers, fruits,
and plants were
shown, from the
tiniest of miniatures
to trees and shrubs.
The lady in white is
Akie Luckhoo (wife
of Edward L. of Re-
ceiving & Shipping)
who had a prominent
part in the Lago Club
show organized by
Mesdames Rohee and
month. Her specialty
was an exhibition
dance with A. Dray-
ton, who has been
visiting the Charles
Rohees from the
APRIL 11, 17
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Two *eb-footed novie starlets go for a stroll at the Esso
Laboratories at Linden. N.J., accompanied by office workers
at the Bayway Refinery. The feathered glamour girls will
be featured in an industrial movie portraying the use of
petroleum detergents (cleansing agents) like soaps and soap
flakes, which dissolve grease from pots and pans. In exhibit-
ing their talents for the cause of science the ducks will take
a harmless ducking in detergent treated water the hind
that will not roll off a duck's back. This water temporarily
removes the natural oil from the duck's feathers, and makes
even a duck sink. Detergents are new products derived from
petroleum that make soap work better.
Cuatro empleado di Bayway refinery ta kelru; e muchn-
muhernan ta oflclnlstanan y e patonan lo sail den un peticula
industrial. cu to iHustrA productonan nobo cu e Compania ta
Patsy Richey displays all the polish of
a professional model in this picture
taken at the Women's Club fashion
show last month. (That blur in the
foreground is proud papa Wayne
Richey in a ringside seat). A dozen
volunteer models displayed everything
from swimming suits to evening dresses
in an hour-long show, as part of ,
dance that netted FIs. 900 for the
I Women's Club Cancer Fund.
ARUBA RuSO KNWS
If you ever see the word OUT printed
in yellow chalk on a piece of Lago's pro-
perty, you may feel sure that it is no
longer of any use to the Company. These
three chalk letters have been the death
knell of hundreds of square feet of steel
plate or steel beams or concrete or the
many other materials which go to make
up the working parts of the plant. The
letters are one of the trade marks of the
Equipment Inspection Group whose duty
it is to inspect and report on all of the
operating equipment in the refinery.
Safety and serviceability are the prime
concerns of the E.I.G., and periodically
inspectors go to stills, tanks and other
units to determine whether they are still
in good condition or need replacement.
When a unit is "down" E.I.G. men are
on the scene, carefully examining it to
see what should be done to preserve its
operational life and to keep it safe.
The 43-man E.I.G. is divided into four
sections, of which three do actual inspec-
tion work, while the other performs tests
on all kinds of materials from lucite to
lacquer. Any material which seems to
warrant consideration for use in the
refinery is tested with the aim of finding
the material best suited to the job to be
done. Sometimes an odd material is
found best for an ordinary job, and an
unusual job might be performed by an
everyday material. Metals are tested for
their resistance to corrosion or erosion
and in many cases superior substitutes
are found for the metal in use. Protective
coatings of all kinds are tested. Rubber-
base and plastic paints have been inves-
tigated in the hope that something will
be found which will cut down the tremen-
dous amount of corrosion which attacks
refinery equipment. Concrete, window
screening, plastics and many other mate-
rials of various kinds are tested to find
out whether they can be used in the
plant. Some of the tests are carried on
while the material is in use under actual
operating conditions. Other types of
tests are made in locations where the
conditions can be controlled and ob-
100 pounds per square inch
Samples of the concrete blocks made
here are crush-tested to find out what
pressure they will stand. Each time a
new "mix" or different combination of
the ingredients is tried, it is tested to
see whether it will withstand a pressure
of 700 pounds per square inch. If it does
not, it is rejected. Blocks made of each
mix are tested at the end of seven, and
again at the end of twenty-eight days. If
they pass the 28-day test, the mix from
which they were made is considered suit-
able for use. When a mix is in use a
check is kept on it by testing three of
each 10,000 blocks made to make sure
they are up to standard. Tested in the
same manner as the blocks are samples
of the concrete being put into the found-
ations in various parts of the plant.
The tests are made on a press which
can exert a pressure of 4000 pounds per
square inch on large size blocks and
double that on the smaller ones. The
blocks are set on the base of the press
and adjusted until the pressure will be
exerted evenly over the surface. Then
the pressure is gradually built up. As
the pressure rises the block is carefully
watched for signs of breaking. When it
finally does break, the pressure under
which it collapsed is registered on a
", _- %SmBm
gauge attached to the press.
Actual inspection of plant equipment
falls to the three inspection sections.
These men inspect, approve, condemn, or
recommend improvements or repairs on
all the operating equipment in the re-
finery. The stills and tanks and other
pieces of apparatus all have set inter-
vals between the periodic goings-over by
the sharp-eyed E.I.G. men.
When a still comes down for inspec-
tion, E.I.G. men are there to find out
what is wrong with it from an equipment
and materials standpoint, and what parts
need repair or replacement. Towers,
drums, tubes, valves, furnaces and piping
all get an examination that does not
leave the smallest bolt hole un-scrutin-
ized. The findings of these visual exami-
nations and also of hundreds of careful
measurements from the tops of the
towers to the furnace inlets go into the
inspectors' reports. Records are kept of
the results of each succeeding inspection
of a unit and from these, as time goes
by, an accurate check can be kept on the
progress of the deterioration of units so
that every effort may be made to slow
it down as much as possible.
Rust costs millions
Tanks too must undergo the same
merciless pounding and boring, measur-
ing and staring-at to keep them in the
best condition possible, for corrosion in
Aruba is the major problem in the life
of a tank. The corrosion cost, for all
equipment, has at times reached as high
as a million and one half dollars per year.
As a result, the tops, sides, bottoms and
all external and internal fittings and
supports are gone over with the prover-
bial fine-toothed-comb. The interval be-
tween inspections varies on different
tanks according to the product they are
storing. Some products will corrode one
type of tank rapidly and not harm an-
other very much at all. Depending on the
type of tank and the nature of the
product stored, the inspectors set the
interval between their inspections. Some
tanks must be looked at more often than
others because of their faster corrosion
One of the unusual corrosion problems
in Aruba is that of the underside of the
bottoms of tanks. Up to the present time
paint has been used as a protective coat-
ing to retard corrosion with some suc-
cess. However, the Esso Engineering
Department has recently been investig-
ating a device which, it is hoped, will cut
corrosion by means of an electric current
run through the plates of the tank. Re-
ports of the reduction of bottom leakage
in other plants have been received and
the investigations will show whether it
will be of benefit in Aruba.
Some of the corrosion of parts of plant
equipment is due to the process con-
ditions under which they are run. This
can, in some cases, be remedies by
changes in process. Erosion of the inte-
riors of vessels and lines in the Cat Plant
has been a problem from the time it was
built. This wearing is caused by the fine-
ly divided particles of the very hard
catalyst streaming through the lines at
tremendous speed and coming in contact
with curves and projections in their
path. The rubbing of the metal by this
hard material travelling at such terrific
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The metal plugs above are cores cut from the plates o: a sphere which had been Magnafluxed to
find out If it was In need of repair. The electrical examination showed that there were cracks
somewhere In the welded joints between the plates, and these sample cores were cut out to discover
how big and also where they were. The cores show the cracks running through the weld-metal.
Billions of tiny grains of harmless looking gray powder did this (left) at the 'Cat' plant. Powdered
catalyst streaming at high speed through this slide valve gouged out these deep grooves in th
otherwise smooth steel and enlarged the opening (dotted line shows its size at start of operation).
Catalyst moves through the lines at the astounding rate of approximately 30 tons per minute or
1.000 pounds per second and subjects anything it comes in contact with to a merciless grinding
On an ordinary working day the E.I.G. usually looks like any other office on a Saturday afternoon
or Sunday. Though nearly 50 men make their headquarters there, it regularly looks half-deserted
because at any one time a large part of the staff Is out prowling over stills and tanks. Caught for
a few minutes at desks (below) are Ben Henriquez. Les Seekins, Cary Daly, and Ernest Klepetko.
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APRIL 11. 147?
speed tears microscopic chunks out of
the insides of the lines and causes them
to erode severely.
Hidden defects studied
Additional examinations are made of
certain materials with Magnaflux, an
electrical device which discloses any
defects present in a magnetic material,
even though they may not be visible on
the surface. An electric current is passed
through the material in order to create
a magnetic field. When the field is
created, particles of a magnetic material
are sprinkled on the surface, and if there
is a fault present in the portion being
tested, the particles cling to the surface.
taking the shape of the unseen defect.
When an inspector sees this he knows
that further investigation must be made
to learn the whole story of the fault. This
further investigation generally takes the
form of coring (taking samples of the
material by cutting out cores). The
cores are cut out by means of a circular
saw which is in the form of a cylinder
with the cutting edge at the bottom end
which is open. Through the center of
cylinder and extending below the bottom
is a small drill which bites into the metal
first and acts as a guide for the saw sur-
face. This drill and saw apparatus is ro-
tated by a small air motor and the cylin-
drical saw cuts a solid cylinder of metal
out of the piece to be looked at. This core
is then examined to determine the con-
dition of the metal below the surface.
To aid Jersey's inspection groups as
much as possible, the Esso Engineering
Department acts as a clearing house for
information which might be of use to
E.I.G.'s throughout the organization. It
offers advice on problems, and goes into
the laboratory investigation of difficul-
ties much more than is possible in the
field. The results of its findings are made
available to all of the groups which
might have use for them. With this
liaison with other Jersey companies, and
constant vigilance on its own part, E.I.G.
helps keep the refinery in the best pos-
sible running condition.
Paris Jamboree Trip
Planned by Aruba Scouts
At a meeting March 24 plans were dis-
cussed by the officers of the Boy Scouts
Association of Aruba (Padvinders) for
the sending of delegates on a two months
trip to the Boy Scouts Jamboree in Paris,
France in August of this year.
There will be 16 Scouts from Aruba
making the trip, four Padvinders from
San Nicolas, four from Oranjestad and
eight Roman Catholic scouts. One of the
Aruba boys will lead the Aruba group,
and over the Aruba-Curacao group a
man will be in charge. Several training
encampments will be held here among
the Padvinders before going in order to
permit several of the boys to reach the
required 2nd class rating.
The financial needs of the trip will be
partially taken care of by the Govern-
ment. There will also be some solicitation
for funds and the possibility of running
a special Scouts lottery was discussed'. It
will cost about Fls. 1,000 to send each
boy and of this the boy himself must fur-
nish 150 guilders. The remainder of the
expense will come from the general funds
The four San Nicolas boys chosen to
make the trip were presented to E. Fow-
ler, president of the Association and the
rest of the officers and Scoutmasters at
the meeting. These boys, chosen for their
merit in Scouting, are Rosendo Vlaun,
son of N. Vlaun of the Drydock; David
Boatswain, son of D. Boatswain of the
Light Oils Department; Annival Corner,
son of W. Corner of the Blacksmith
Shop; and James Arrindell, who is an
apprentice and the son of C. Arrindell of
Pipe. The first spare man or alternate is
Carlton Thompson, also an apprentice
and son of J. Thompson of Masons and
When the boys leave they will proba-
bly go directly to Holland and after spen-
ding a week there, will go on to Paris for
the most effective anti-corrosion paints are constantly being sought. Tearing steel beams apart like paper is a difficult thing to visualize
Shown above is the Interior roof of a spheroid where paint tests were but It can be done. When a spheroid was damaged recently, this roee
made. While the tank was out of service, various paints were applied truss was torn from Its fastenings to the roof-ring girder by a force
to different parts. Later, after the tank had been in service, E.I.C. men of about 110,000 pounds. Equipment Inspection has been studying the
compared the satisfactory result at left with the bad pealing at right. damage to recommend what is to be done with the tank.
Corrosion will follow metal almost anywhere. This steel beam at the Low Octane Stabilizer and
Spltter plant was encased in concrete fireprooflng to a depth of approximately five inches. Never-
theless corrosion found Its way beneath the concrete and attacked the steel, eating out the holes
seen hero. Oddly enough, other beams on the same unit, also concrete-covered, were practically
untouched: one of E.I.C.'s jobs Is to find out how and why;
Paulino Regales of the Paint Depart-
ment died March 28 at the age of 42. He
had been an employee since September 7,
1945. He is survived by his mother.
Around the Plant
John Gumbs of the Lago Police De-
partment will leave April 15 for an eight
week vacation in Anguilla. It will be the
first trip home for him and his family
in nine years. He expects to be back
around June 12
Nicasio Hayde, rigger helper at the
Drydock, left for a five week vacation
March 24. Marcelo Ras, Drydock boiler-
maker, left on the same day for eight
weeks of relaxation. Pipefitter Lloyd
Robinson left for six weeks April 2.
April 11 was the departure date for Gar-
delio Kock for five weeks. He is a welder.
Albert Rengel, Drydock machinist sub-
foreman, will start six weeks April 16.
Hugh Ollivierre, section head at the
Storehouse, returned in mid-March from
a three-month furlough in Trinidad
where he had a "front seat" at Carnival.
Irad Richardson of the Hospital, an
employee since March 1935, Ift Com-
pany service March 13 to open h:s own
business in San Nicolas.
In an Easter holiday trip, three Lago
employees traveled to Haiti April 5 to
play football against several Hait.an
teams with the Transvaal Football Club
of Curacao to which they belong.
The three men, Andrew Sjaw-A-Kian
of Personnel, Harry Nahar of L.O.F. and
Willem Echteld of Training were gone
for six days and played in matches al-
most every day they were there. All
three are well known footballers in
Aruba and gave an excellent account of
I. S.A. Makes Progress
The Instrument Society of Aruba has
been hard at work to establish itself
firmly since its founding several months
In a meeting April 1 the Society elec-
ted an Aruba representative to the Board
of Directors of the Instrument Society
of America, which sent word in February
that the I.S. Aruba had been elected to
the national organization as the Aruba
Section. W. F. Hughes was chosen.
Among the accomplishments of the
local group so far is the publication of a
monthly paper, the I.S.A. Bulletin, con-
taining news of the Aruba groups as
well as instrument work in general. A
library has also been established which
will contain instrument information of
all kinds, and in addition, the publica-
tions of the various instrument manufac-
turers with the latest developments in
Plans are being made which enable
Aruba men vacationing in the States to
attend some of the monthly section
meetings and exchange views and infor-
Two letters of appreciation were re-
ceived by the Company recently. One,
from Acting Lt. Governor Schutte,
expresses gratitude and praise to Man-
agement and to the Captain and crew of
the "Esso Bolivar" for the salvaging of
the motorship "Evelyn" March 14.
"Without your willing and spontane-
ous assistance, the outlook for the
"Evelyn", her crew and passengers
would have been very bad."
The second was from the U.S. Army
Medical Corps, with thanks for Lago's
cooperation and assistance in connection
with the removal of the American War
Dead from Aruba. Brig. Gen. W. W. Bes-
sell also extended the U.S. Government's
gratitude to the Government, Armed
Forces, and people of Aruba.
S NEW ARRIVALS
A daughter. Bonaise Pricilla. to Mr. and Mrs.
George Brown, March 11.
A son. Fernando, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Bryson. March 12.
A son, Ralph Leonardo. to Mr. and Mrs. Israel
Jermaine. March 12.
A son. Hendrik. to Mr. and Mrs. Domnicro
Cloe., March 13.
A c on. Lino Anthony Philomeno to Mr. anl
Mrs. Lino Laele. March 1.1.
A daughter. Nancy Ingrid, to Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Hennep. March 15..
A daughter. Visian Elaine. to Mr. and Mrs. R-.
mon Hazel. March 16.
A son, Miguel Mario. to Mr. and Mrs. Laurens
Martinus, March 16.
A daughter. Laurine Daisy. to Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Dublin. March IS.
A daughter, Cora Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles
C.ampbell. March 20.
A daughter, Elaine Josephine, to Mr. and Mrs.
Simon Richardson. Match 22.
A daughter. Ann Menelva, to Mr. and Mrs. Du-
nas Roberta. Match 23.
A son. Eduardo Miguel. to Mr. and Mrs. Jose
Wouters, March 25.
A son. Baldwin Edison. to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Jerome. March 27.
A daughter. Carmeitna. to Mr. and Mr.. Vicente
Croe,. March 2s.
A daughter, Cotnelia Joaepnine. to Mr. and Mrs.
Jose Oduber. March 30.
A .on, to Mr. and Mrs. Hendnrk Croes. April 1.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose Sneek, April i.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Ceylon Baptiste. April 1.
Few Lagoites fly half-way around the
world to their work, but Bill Keefer of
E.I.G. did. A recent letter gives some
He went by K.L.M. non-stop from N.Y.
to Amsterdam New Year's Eve. Of food
conditions in Holland he says "People
who can afford restaurants eat well
enough, but those who eat in their own
homes barely have enough to exist on".
Leaving Holland he spent the next
four nights in Egypt, India, Siam, and
Singapore. At Palembang he met Victor
Weaver and Dick Fennel, former accoun-
tants here, and George Cleveland, former
Of his work, Bill says they started the
job with a pair of gauges and three ball-
peen hammers as their total equipment.
(Later a number of essential items were
added.) He says stills, tanks, lines, and
one powerhouse are badly wrecked. He is
living on canned goods, rice, and pork -
and says he would give ten dollars for a
APRIL 11, 1047
ARUBA IESO NEWS APRIL 11, 1947
Four 8-Yearj"Men Honored
as 137 Receive FIs. 1370
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One hundred and thirty-seven good
drivers of Lago vehicles each received
FIs. 10 in cash last week for good records
in the last three months of 1946, while 30
of them also received emblems denoting
good safety, attendance, and care-of-
vehicles records for from one to eight
The annual recognition of good drivers
took place at the Principal Theater April
1, with an hour program of awards,
prizes, and speakers, followed by two
Safety Supervisor Gordon Owen orga-
nized the program and acted as Master
of Ceremonies. Guest speakers included
Hubert Ecury of the Garage, who told of
plans for a drivers' training course to be
started in the near future, and Chief Gil-
bert Brook of the Lago Police, who spoke
to the men of their responsibilities as
drivers. Industrial Relations Manager
B. Teagle extended Management greet-
ings, and assured the drivers of the Com-
pany's continued interest in their safety
operations. Following this, those who
had completed the third quarter of 1946
with good records received Fls. 10 each,
and safe-drivers' emblems were awarded
to the men whose records were good over
long periods of time. Twelve men recei-
ved emblems for one year; six for two
years; one for three years; five for four
years, and two for six years. A special
recognition was given to Tito Angela,
Jan S. Croes, Eugenio Koolman, and
Rupert Angela, whose records are good
for eight years.
Each driver had been given two guest
tickets in addition to his own, and door
prizes were drawn from the ticket stubs.
Irene Claxton won the prize for ladies,
an alligator skin purse, and Charles
Coker took the men's prize, a pair of the
best sunglasses obtainable.
The program ended with a showing of
"Traffic With the Devil", followed by a
E. de Veer generously contributed the
use of his theater for the occasion, as
well as the films and the services of an
Above, Hubert Ecury of the Garage explains the
Company's new safe driving Training course to
the group of Company drivers at the Princlppi
Theater April 1. At left of picture (back to the
camera) is B. Teagle, Industrial Relations
manager. At left, C. N. Owen, Safety Supervisor,
presents an eight-year safe driving award to
Rupert Angela while Jan S. Croes waits hi; tirn.
Aki riba, Hubert Ecury di Garage ta duna un
explicaclon di Compania su curso nobo p3 stuur-
mento cu seguridad na e grupo di stuurdonan di
Compania na Principal Theater dia 1 di April. Na
banda robez (cu lomba pa camera) no; ta rilra
B. Eagle. Manager di Relaclones Industrlales. IUa
banda robez, G. N. Owen, Supervisor dl Seguridad.
ta haci un presentation na Rupert Angela pa su
5 anjanan di stuurmento cu segurldad, minntras
cu Jan 5. Croes ta warda su turn.
137 bon stuurdonan di vehiculonan di
Lago a ricibi FIs. 10 cada un, siman pasa
pa nan bon record durante tres ultimo
lunanan di 1946, mientras cu 30 di nan a
ricibi tambe botonnan pa nan record di
Seguridad y bon cuido di e vehiculonan
durante 1 te 8 anja.
E presentaci6n a tuma lugar na Prin-
cipal Theater dia 1 di April, cu un pro-
grama cu a dura un ora, cual program
tabata contene presentacionnan, premio-
nan, discursonan y dos pelicula.
Supervisor di Seguridad Gordon Owen
a organizA y dirigi e program. Papia-
dornan di discurso tabata Hubert Ecury
di Garage cu a papia di plannan pa un
curso di entrenamiento pa chauffeurnan
cu lo cuminza pronto, y Chief Gilbert
Brook di Lago Police cu a papia cu e
hombernan tocante nan responsabilidad
Despues di esaki esnan cu tabatin un
bon record durante e ultimo kwartaal di
1946 a ricibi Fls. 10 cada un y botonnan
di Seguridad a word present na e hom-
bernan cu tin un bon record durante un
period largo. Diez-dos a haya boton pa
bon record di 1 anja; seis a haya pa 2
anja; un pa 3 anja; cinco pa 4 anja y dos
homber pa record bon di 6 anja. Cham-
pionnan tabata Tito Angela, Jan S. Croes,
Eugenio Koolman y Rupert Angela. cu
tin record bon di 8 anja.
Cada invitado tabatin dos kaarchi ade-
mas di esun di dje mes pa nan trece mas
hende cu nan, y e numbernan di e kaar-
chinan a sirbi pa loot dos premio. Irene
Claxton a gana e premio pa muhernan,
un tas di cuero di krokodil y e premio pa
hombernan, un bril di solo di mihor clase
cu por tin a toca Charles Coker.
E program a caba cu dos pelicula, un
di nan tabata "Traffic with the Devil".
Eddy de Veer a contribui su teatro gene-
rosamente pa es occasion y tambe e film-
nan y servicio di un operator.
throngs of people gathered March 30 for the dedication of the new Methodist Church building in
San Nicolas. The first service in the new church was conducted by Reverend W. J. Barrett, who
was the first Methodist minister to come to the territory. Assisting him were Reverends E. H; Thomas
and P. V. Dawe, pastor of the Lago Community Church. The new church building was started in
1946, with former general manager L. G. Smith assisting at the cornerstone laying. The impressive
ceremony of the 30th was also attended by Acting Lt. Governor A. Schutte. 0. Mingus, acting
general manager, and B. Teagle, Industrial Relations manager, the Lago Community Church Council,
many memebrs of the Lago Community Church, and the governing body of the Dutch Reformed
Church in Oranjestad. In addition to its place in the religious life of the community, the church is
a beautiful architectural addition to San Nicolas.
Artraco Subdues San Lucas 12-7
As League Fight Continues
Artraco and San Lucas continued their
fight for top honors in the current base-
ball league in a slugfest March 30 which
Artraco won 12-7.
Things started off looking good for
the San Lucas boys in the first inning
when they scored twice as against Ar-
traco's single tally. But the second inning
came along and the picture was not so
rosy any more. Artraco smashed in six
runs to forge into the lead. After that no
matter how hard they tried San Lucas
could not pull up even with their oppo-
nents who added to their score each
inning until the score at the end of the
game stood at 12-7.
Outstanding during the game was the
practically flawless defense put up by
the Artraco infield which smothered
every San Lucas attempt at a rally. San
Lucas hit well but not well enough to
overcome their weak defense. Home run
honors for the day went to Adolpho Wil-
son who ooled one with three men on
base and to Valentine Laveist who hit his
with the bases empty.
Good wishes and gifts seemed to run rampant in the Utilities Department March 20. The cause
was the marriage the following day of Orls Williams of Utilities Administration to W. B. Mills
of the Instrument Department. The bride (left picture) received a silver water jug and a silver
crumb tray and brush from her friends and fellow employees In the office. V. E. Kilpatrick made
the presentation. Ten minutes before, the groom (right picture) had received an aluminum wat'r
set from his co.workers. Pauline HIemcke made the presentation.
This game practically makes a cer-
tainty of Artraco's winning of the second
half of the league. The first half was un-
decided at this writing. With the with-
drawal of the Ramblers bringing San
Lucas and Cerveceria, the tied-up second
place teams, into first place, the tie was
to be played off April 6 to decide the
first half winner. The big question now
is whether San Lucas or Cerveceria or
Artraco will end up as champions.
Venezuela vs Pepsi
San Lucas vs Dodgers
Venezuela vs Artraco
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