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VOL. 8, No. 6 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO, LTD. MAY 2, 1947
Burning Tanker Aided by Two Esso Transportation Ships
13 March "C,Y. I."
Winners Collect 915
Three Split FIs. 600 as Monthly Award Average Rises
Alertness and clear thinking paid off well to three Lagoites in the March
crop of "C. Y. I.'s". Of a total of 915 guilders awarded, these men pocketed
600 guilders of it.
Top among the three high men was Edgar Jackson of the Catalytic department
Happiest men In Aruba or almost anywhere are these seamen from the S.S. "Fisher's Hill", as they
set foot on the Main Dock late April 13, after their ship caught fire several miles east of Aruba.
DIa 13 di April den anochl 5.5. "Fisher's Hill" a pega candela algun milla p'ariba di Aruba. E portret
aki ta mustra e trlpulantenan, content, poro spanth ainda, ora cu nan a yoga tera na Main Dock.
In a hazardous night rescue operation,
two Esso Transportation ships, the Lake
Tanker Misoa and the towboat Captain
Rodger, went to the aid of a burning
tanker, the Fisher's Hill, on the night of
The Fisher's Hill had left San Nicolas
earlier in the evening with a cargo of
fuel oil for Baltimore. At about seven
fifteen the Marine Office picked up a
radio message that the ship was afire off
Colorado Point and that the crew was
preparing to abandon ship and was re-
questing all possible aid. Preparations
were immediately made to dispatch the
two Esso ships to the spot and both left
San Nicolas at about eight o'clock under
orders to do all they could to assist the
survivors of the stricken tanker.
On reaching the vicinity of the Fisher's
Hill, the Misoa stood by to pick up life-
boats which were seen and showing
signals while the Captain Rodger went
alongside and picked up members of the
crew who were still aboard the tanker
and then took aboard the men in a second
lifeboat, which was drifting dangerously
close to the shore.
The two rescue ships returned to San
Nicolas just before eleven o'clock with a
happy and relieved group of survivors.
Supervisor di Seguridad
A Bolbe Aruba di Merca
Jan Beaujon di Safety a yega Aruba
atrobe dia 15 di April, cu frioe di Merca
den su curpa ainda, cansa di e viahe, pero
toch content cu e tabatin e oportunidad
di por a haci e estudionan di e modanan
di practice& Seguridad y di cambia idea-
nan cu otro hombernan di Seguridad di
El a pasa dos siman den area di New
York, bishitando entire refinerianan di
New York y New Jersey cu trein. Des-
pues di a atende un series di conferencia.
nan di Comite General di Seguridad di
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, el
a pasa algun dia studiando procedimien-
tonan di Seguridad na refinerianan di
Bayway y Bayonne. Di aki el a bai Chica-
go pa un siman di sesionnan di entrena-
miento di National Safety Council. Loque
e no ta gusta di Chicago ta e cambionan
repentino di weer; temparatura ta baha
di 63 pa 35 grado promh bo haya tempo
di botonA bo bachi. E tabata content ora
el a yega Miami y djei Aruba, despues di
e simannan den frioe.
Lago Mourns Loss
Of Three Employees
At 9:00 A.M., April 22, a pipeline
carrying hot oil ruptured at No. 10 Vis-
breaker in the refinery. A large fire
immediately resulted and it was finally
extinguished at about 10:25 a.m.
Four employees were in the immediate
vicinity of the fire when it broke out.
One, Stanley Ferreira, was instantly
killed; one, Miklos Weisz, died later on
the same day; one, Albertus Stephen
Chundro, died late that night; and one,
Berthier Eldon Medford, was injured.
The equipment damage, which was
fairly severe, was confined to the one
still on which the fire occurred.
Of the casualties, Stanley Ferreira of
Oranjestad, Aruba, formerly of George-
town, B.G., is survived by his wife Ruth
Elena. Miklos Weisz was of Lago Colony,
Aruba, and a native of Hungary; he is
survived by two brothers. Albertus
Chundro was born in Surinam and made
his home in Oranjestad, Aruba; he is
survived by his wife Carmelita and an
infant son. Berthier Medford, formerly
of St. Vincent, lives at Lago Heights,
Funeral services were held the fol-
lowing day for Ferreira and Chundro in
Oranjestad and were attended by their
relatives and large numbers of fellow
employees and friends. Friends and co-
workers of Weisz attended a service in
his memory at the Lago Community
Church the next day.
W. J. Haley Expresses
Sympathy of New York Office
In a cable sent as soon as he received
the sad news of the fire, W. J. Haley, co-
ordinator of foreign refining and long a
familiar figure in Aruba stated, "Dis-
tressed to learn of fatalities and inju-
lies resulting from Visbreaker accident
(stop) We know you are doing all pos-
sible for injured and families but please
extend to them the sincere sympathy of
the Jersey Company and particularly
those in this office associated with
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
April 16-30 Friday, May 9
May 1-15 Saturday, May 24
April 1-30 Saturday, May 10
Employees Risk Lives
To Aid Injured Man
Disregarding their personal safety
entirely to go to the aid of an employee
injured in the recent fire at No. 10 Vis-
breaker, Dewey Johnson and Adriaan
Arends climbed half away up the steel
work of the still in the face of terrific
heat and melting steel to take Miklos
Weisz away from the fire.
When the fire broke out, Johnson,
who was in a meeting in the Pressure
Stills office, dashed out with the rest of
the men. As he reached the still, he
noticed a man staggering down the
flight of stairs just below the fire. He
immediately ran up and had helped
Weisz part way down when Arends saw
him and rushed up to help him. Together
the two men carried Weisz down the rest
of the way to the ground.
L. G. Smith Visits
L. G. Smith, former President and
general, manager of the Company, was
here for a few days' visit in mid-April.
Mr. Smith stopped here during a
business trip concerning the new re-
finery at Amuay Bay.
who received a 250 guilder supplemen-
tal award for his suggested changes in
the safety devices in the "Cat" Plant. He
had sent in his idea in 1944 and the award
at that time was also 250 guilders. After
recent investigation the idea was found
to be a definite protection to valuable
equipment and had resulted in savings in
material, labor, and "down-time" of the
Second highest money for March went
to George Soffar of the Acid Treating
Plant, who received a 200 guilder initial
award for suggesting the elimination of
a 2 inch acid charging line to tank
No. 50. The idea will, result in a saving
in the recovery of acid and caustic and
will materially decrease maintenance
expense on the unit.
An initial award of 150 guilders went
to Albert Richardson of Light Oils who
suggested raising the liquid tower bot-
toms to approximately 3 feet on Nos. 1
and 2 Pitch Stills. The change will bring
a distinct monetary saving and will make
for a more uniform product quality.
The large awards to these three men
are evidence of what a little observation
and thought about the job can do.
Other awards for March were:
Martin Richardson, Fls. 75.00, change
level control system of surface conden-
sers hot wells at PCAR. (Supplemental)
Collin Cenac, Fls. 20.00, install small
gate for pedestrians by gate leading to
Continued on page 3
Work Starts on Oranjestad Harbor Improvements
Channel and Quay to be Enlarged
Late in April dredging operations were
started on what is expected to be a year-
long job of deepening, widening and
generally revamping Oranjestad harbor
in order to accommodate increased pas-
senger and freight traffic.
The 4-million guilder project is an
impressive one and includes a new dock
which will be about 1500 feet long, an
increase of over 1000 feet on the present
one. The harbor channels will be deepen-
ed to an average depth of 36 feet and the
west entrance will be dredged out to
permit vessels to use the bay without
turning around; what is now the fisher-
men's harbor will be filled in out to the
new pier and a new harbor will be built
for the fishing fleet.
In addition to the improvements to the
bay itself, new roads will be constructed
in the harbor area and later a hotel is
proposed in the neighborhood of Palm
Cobamento di Haaf di Oranjestad
A Cuminza na Fin di April
Na fin di April draga di Standard
Dredging Corporation a cuminzA coba
haaf di Oranjestad. E trabao cu lo dura
mas o menos in anja ta inclui cobamento
di haaf 36 pia hundo, construcci6n di un
waf nobo, dempelmento di loque awor ta
haaf di piscadornan y trahamente di un
nobo, y construcci6n di camindanan nobo
den e area.
E waf nobo lo ta 1500 pa largo, 1000
pia mas largo cu esun cu tin awor. E
proyecto grandiose cu lo costa un total
di 4 mill6n florin lo ta un gran adelanto
pa nos isla, pues ora tin un haaf adecua-
do, vapornan grand di carga y pasahero
por drenta, treciendo hopi comercio pa
Ademas di e proyecto di haaf, tin plan-
nan tambe pa traha un gran hotel na
Palm Beach pa turistanan cu lo bini ora
cu vapornan grand por drenta haaf.
The drawing below shows the way in which the channels of Oranjestad harbor will appear after
the dredging operations have been completed. The filled area will lead out to the concrete block
extension to the pier. With two channels deep enough for large ships it will no longer be necessary
for them to turn around Inside the harbor to lave by the same entrance they entered.
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ARIUBA Esso Ng W
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MAY 2, 1S47
ARUBA Sv N & W
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I. BY THE
LAGO OIL A TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, May 23. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 1s.
I'inteid 1, The Cura. au Cournt. Cu aao.. N.W.I.
Un educador renombra a bisa cu ta dificil y podise impo-
sible pa haya e lidernan future den ramo di gobierno
y politico, y cu si acaso nos por yega na haya nan lo ta
masha dudoso cu nos por entrena nan pa bira lider. Carac-
teristica di bida ta su cambiamentonan rapido y imposi-
bilidad di por pronostica, no unicamente situacionnan futuio
sino tambe di ki calidad e hombernan mester ta pa nan por
sirbi como lider segun e situacionnan.
Fortunadamente esaki no ta berdad den negoshi y indus-
tria, y no unicamente e lidernan future por worde haya cu
precision razonable, pero nan habilidad, capacidad, y calidad-
nan caracteristico por worde guif y desarolla asina cu nan
por ta den posici6n pa tuma mando ora e necesidad p'esey
Siman pasa 32 mucha-homber a graduA den e program
di aprendiz, a tuma e prome stap ariba e camina largo, pedre-
goso cual ultimamente por haci nan bira lider den nan ramo
di trabao. Ta nada mas cu propio pa bisa "por haci", siendo
cu poco cos ta menos cierto cu e resultado di un entrena-
miento. E resultado aki ta depend pa un parti ariba e
maestro, pero pa un partimas grand e ta depend di e disci-
pulo mes. Mescos cu utn artist cu ta cuminza pinta un portret
of ta cuminza forma un imagen nunca por ta sigur cu e lo
produce un trabao maestral of blo un otro pida trabao di arte,
asina tambe un maestro y su discipulo nunca por pronostica
kiko e product final lo ta. Pero e posibilidadnan t'ey, y si un
discipulo aplica su mes concienzudamente na e estodionan, e
ta aumenta e chens di mira su esfuerzonan corona cu 6xito.
Mescos cu cada trabao di un artist no por bira un trabao
maestral asina tambe no ta cada mucha-homber cu ta sinja
por spera di bira an lider. Pero algun di nan por bira, y esun-
nan cu no logra di bira lo ta den miho posici6n di por sigui
nan lidernan inteligentemente den favor di bienestar general.
A grat educator has said that it is difficult to find
tomorrow's leaders in the field of government and politics,
and that if we could find them it is highly improbable that
(Dots Indicate that repertlr Ihs trned In a tip for this issue)
Simon Coronel Hospital
Bipat Chand .......Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus instrument
Gordon Ollivierre Electrcal
Luciano Wever El borc
Simon GeOrman Drydock
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphll Jones Receiving & Shipping
Ersklne Anderson Acid & Edeleanu
Sam Vlapree L. 0. F.
Fernando Da llva Pressure Stills
Bertie Viapree C.T.R. & Field Shops
Hugo de Vrle T.S.D. Office
Pedro Odor Accounting
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2
Jacinto de Kort Laboratories 1 & 2
Henry Nassy Laboratory 3
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongre Esso & Lago Clubs
Esa Mackintosh Dining Halls (3)
Eirls Crichlow Catalytic
Alvin Texelra Gas & Poly Plants
Calvin Hassell M C. Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edward Larmonle Carpenter & Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mardo arms Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
VJosea CEru Plant Commissary
Vanlsha Ogarro Loundry
Rlcardo Van Blarcum Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shope
Hubert Ecury Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Raroop ... Special
PICTURE CREDITS: Cura.ao Symphony Orchestra p. by Samnue
we could train them for leadership. An inescapable feature
of life is this rapid change, and the impossibility of predic-
ting, not only future situations but the qualities men will
need to be leaders in those situations.
Fortunately this does not hold true in the field of business
and industry, and not only can tomorrow's leaders be found
with reasonable accuracy, but their skills, abilities, and
characteristics can be guided and developed so they may be
in a position to lead when the need arises.
Last week 32 boys were graduated from the Apprentice
Training Program and started on the long and rocky road
which may make potential leaders of them. It is only right to
say "may make" since few things are less certain than the
ultimate results of teaching. This result depends to a certain
extent on the teacher, but to a much greater extent on the
student. As an artist who starts to work on a painting or a
piece of sculpture can never be sure whether he will bring
forth a masterpiece or merely another work of art, so the
teacher and student cannot predict what their finished
product will be. But the potentialities are there and the long
and conscientious application of the student increases the
chances of realizing them.
Every boy who studies cannot hope to become a leader.
But some will, and those do not will be better equipped to
follow their leaders intelligently and for the common good.
Refinery Losses Drop -
As a result of plantwide efforts of
employees, coordinated by the Refinery
Loss Committee, in the past fourteen
months, the losses of oil in the refinery
have been reduced to a large extent. The
figures below show the strides that have
been made since the Loss-Reduction
program started at the beginning of last
Bbls. lost per day
1st Quarter 1946 4
2nd Quarter 1946 4
WANTED FOR SALE EXCHANGE
For Sale: One Argus 375 mm camera with 50 mm lens and caityll g case. eBo I 1
For Sale: One living room set. ltox 12
For Sale: Complete set Community silverware. Initialedl "W" Box 13
For Sale: One Tricycle. Bo, I I
Exchange: One set liive solumes) Cyclopedia of ,lianng with instlru-
ments, one 35 mm Argus candid camera f -1.5 lens, will
exchange for Radio parts or instruments. Box 1.
Di Bende: Un camera Argus di 35 mnm cu lens dli 50 mm > us ciha. Box 1
Di Ber.de: Un stel di mneulles pa sala. Box 12I
Di Bende- Stel complete di nubieito di plata, cu initial "W\" rialba adln Box 1:I
Di Bende: Un bicicleta di 'res wiel. It.\ I I
Pa Cambia: Un set (cinco tomo) di Cyclopedslia di pintanlento ou instru-
ment. un camera Argus di 35 mm y !rns f 1.5 i.p cambia i.i
partisan of instrumentnan di radio. loi\ 1
Interest at the prospect of a new life is reflected In the face of David Isaac as he received wedding
gifts from E. M. Wade and D. A. Haase, Powerhouse supervisors, on April 1. The platter and
portable bar were presented as gifts from his fellow employees at No. 3 Evaporator Plant. A few
hours after the presentation above, David was married In Oranjestad to Wllhelmlna Whiteman.
3rd Quarter 1946
4th Quarter 1946
With cooperation like this, it is hoped
that the losses can soon be diminished
to the Refinery goal of 2,000 barrels.
A daughter, Carla Gerdina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Arnold Berger. April 3.
A son. Ernest Hygh Cyprian, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cogland Matthew. April .I.
A daughter. Susan Agnes. to Mr. and Mrs. Wil.
liam Lennox. Apiil 5.
A son. Ramiro Edgar, to Mr. and Mrs. Ciracio
Tnommo, Apiml 5.
sIn, Vincent Irwin Neverson, to Mr. and Mrs.
Du \id Young. April 5.
A son. Franky Edward. to Mr. and Mr.. Fran-
Lasco Kock. April 5.
A son, Vicente, to Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Kool-
man. Ap il 5.
A daughter. Rolanda Maria, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jose V-n Der Linden. April 5.
A son. Rudolfo, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan Hernan-
deo. April 6.
A daughter. Celestina Jacinta, to Mr. and Mrs.
knaelico Geerman. April 6.
A son. Rumold Justin, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Noel. April 8.
A son. Vivian. to Mr. and Mrs. George Lan,-
ince April i.
A daughter, Carol Margaret Elizabeth. to Mr.
.ind Ml. Alfred Jones. April 8.
A son. Victor Miguel. to Mr. and Mrs. Gero-
nimo Winterdaal. April 12.
A son. Wayne Leslie. to Mr. and Mrs. Lesl
Willison. April 12.
A daaighter. .leanette. to Mr. and Mrs. Jeronimo
Cornea. April 14.
A daughter. Lidwina Olimpia. to Mr. and Mrs
Eliaim Alendsz. April 16.
A son. Robert Nel. to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
MrDa'.id. April 15.
A daughter. Vera. to Dr. and Mrs. E. N. Ploem.
A daughter. Clara Anecita. to Mr. and Mrs.
Maria Willems. April 17.
A son. Rolando Ineaio. to Mr. and Mrs. Ciriaco
Thuaen. April 18.
A daughter. Susan Esther. to Mr. and Mrs.
Julius landau. April 18.
A son. Theodorus Johannes, to Mr. and Mrs.
L. E. Van Mierlo. April 19.
A daughter, Bretha Dolnthy. to Mr. and Mrs.
William Maasdamme. April 20.
A son. Godfrey Clement, to Mr. and Mrs
Clement St. Aubyn. April 21.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jan Oduber. April 21.
A son. to Mr. and Mis. Daniel Lake. April 21
fEln, a son and a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs.
Edinund Cornett. April 22.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Thomas,
Coin YOUR Ideas
Leandro De Cuba
Otto De Vries
Rec. & Shipping
Rec. & Shipping
M. &. C. Office
Masons & Insuls.
All employees and others return-
ing to St. Vincent, B.W.I. are here-
by warned by the British Vice
Consulate that the restrictions
regarding the encashment of Bank
of England notes are still in exij-
tance in that colony.
Any person proceeding to St.
Vincent should secure Sterling
drafts, before leaving Aruba, for
any money they wish to take into
SLong Service Awards
One day in Oklahoma 30 years ago, a young man
was walking along a road and he saw a gang ot
men working. He needed a job so he picked up a
shovel and started to work right along with them.
When the boss came around to check, the young
man's name was not on his list but he found It out
and put it on anyway. Since that day Louis C.
Lopez has had thirty years of Standard Oil
service. Starting in Standard Oil of Indiana's
Casing Head plant at Drumright, Oklahoma In
1917. Mr. Lopez worked there until in 1924 he
was transferred to the Huasteca Petroleum Co..
at Cerro Azul, Mexico. He was transferred back
to the indiana Company in the same year and
stayed there until 1928 when he came to Aruba.
In 1930 he was transferred to the Gas Plant, of
which he is now head.
ARUlA Ess NEWS
MAYT 2, 1r
Unusual Courage Displayed
By Towboat Crew Member
An outstanding act of heroism was
performed by Pedro Brito, Venezuelan
crew member of the towboat Captain
Rodger, when it was of necessity aban-
doned near the beach west of Colorado
Point April 14.
After the tug had brought the sur-
vivors from the Fishers' Hill back to San
Nicolas the night before (April 13), the
Captain Rodger went out to the spot
Pedro Antonio rilto
where the Fishers' Hill was adrift and
still burning in the heavy seas, to try to
tow the vessel clear of Colorado Point.
When a towing attempt later that
night had been abandoned because of
the time, the Captain Rodger returned
to San Nicolas for heavier hawser and
more men, first having left two Marine
Department men aboard the tanker. The
tug returned early in the morning and
the towing operations began again.
However, at about 9:30 the tow line
broke and fouled the Captain Rodger's
propeller and she began to drift in to the
As soon as it became apparent to Cap-
tain J. Fernando that the tug would
have to be left, Brito, who is an excellent
surf swimmer volunteered to dee that
Mr. A. Shirreffs of the Marine Depart-
pent, who is a non-swimmer, got ashore
;They jumped into the surf to go
shore and through Brito's efforts and
spoken instructions to Mr. Sherriffs, he
was able to assist him to the beach, thus
preventing Mr. Shirreffs from being
seriously injured or possibly lost.
Falcons Repeat Musical Show
Again, for the third time in five
months, the Falcon Club presented its
five act musical comedy, "Romance in
Mandalay", to a packed house at the
Lago Club April 12.
The play, written and directed by
H. Stevenson of the Storehouse, con-
cerns the trials and tribulations of a pair
of young lovers on the beautiful isle of
Mandalay. The serenity of the couple's
romance is continuously being interrup-
ted by evil influences but all finally
straightens itself out and the show ends
happily. The music for the performance
was directed by W. Warner of the Wel-
A.V.B. Football Scores
reserve 'A' class
San Nicolas Jrs.
Dos Vapor di Esso Ta Presta
Yudanza na un Tanker na Candela
Dos vapor di Esso Transportation, e
lake tanker Miso y e touwboot Cap.
tain Rodger a bai duna auxilio na un
tanker na candela, Fisher's Hill den
anochi di 13 di April.
FiAher's Hil a sali di San Nicolas mas
tempran cu un cargo di "fuel oil" cu rum-
bo pa Baltimore. Mas o menos 7:15 Ma-
rine office a haya un radio cu e vapor ta
na candela banda di Cerro Corra y cu tri-
pulantenan tabata preparando pa ban-
dona e vapor y nan tabata pidi yudanza.
Unbez nan a haci preparacionnan pa
spacha dos vapor di Esso pa e lugar y
bands di ocho'or tur dos a sali fo'i San
Nicolas cu orde di asisti e tanker tanto
cu nan por.
Ora cu nan a yega den cercania di
Fisher's Hill, Misoa a piki e hombernan
den lanchanan cu tabata duna sifial y
Captain Rodger a bai unbanda di e tanker
pa piki e tripulantenan cu tabata abordo
ainda y despues e hombernan cu tabatin
den un lancha, cu tabata drief peligrosa-
mente cerca di costa.
E dos vapornan a drenta San Nicolas
un poco prom6 cu diezun'or cu un grupo
di tripulantenan content y alivia.
Curashi Excepcional DemonstrB
Pa Tripulante di Touwboot
Pedro Brito, tripulante Venezolano di
e touwboot Captain Rodger a proba di ta
un bomber balente, cu sa di usa sa cabez
den ora di peligro, ora cu necesaria-
mente mester a bandona e touwboot
bands di costa p'ariba di Cerro Corra
dia 14 di April.
Asina cu Captan J. Fernando a mira
cu nan lo mester bandona e touwboot, el
a duna Brito, un landador excelente, in-
strucci6n di percura pa Sr. A. Sherriffs
di Marine Department yega costa sin
Nan a bula na awa pa bai tera y cu su
landamento excelente y su instruccion-
nan na Sr. Sherriffs, cu no sa land,
Brito por a -ude te cu nan a yega costa,
y di e moda ey a salba Sr. Sherriffs di
ricibi algun desgracia of podiser di hogs
I.S.A. Enjoys Mixed Picnic
Accompanied by their wives, the mem-
bers of the Instrument Society of Aruba
held their first "mixed" picnic April 16,
at the Legion Picnic Ground.
All sorts of delicacies were set before
the Instrument men and their ladies.
Hamburgers with different kinds of
sauce, and several kinds of salad were
on the menu in addition to all kinds of
desserts which, it is said, disappeared
with magical rapidity. The ladies did a
wonderful job in supplying the salads
The committee which organized the
affair consisted of Jim Faucett, Art
Krottnauer, Lou Crippen, assisted by
Paul Jensen, George Echelson and Mar-
Dodgers Whip Artraco 10-2
To Win Second Half of the League
Dodgers walked over a hard fighting
Artraco team 10-2, to take the cham-
pionship of the second round of the
baseball competition, April 20.
Dodger hitters blasted Artraco
pitchers for 13 hits and 10 runs by the
time the game was ended. Some of the
finest defensive play ever seen in the
.Sport Park was exhibited by their air-
tight infield. Although Artraco was in
there figthing all the way, the Dodger
team was playing inspired ball.
The final game of the League for the
championship was to be played between
San Lucas and the Dodgers on April 27.
Jan Beaujon of Safety arrived back in
Aruba April 15, still cold from the
winter weather, tired from a very busy
business trip, but glad of the oppor-
tunity to polish up his basic knowledge
of Safety practices and to exchange
ideas with other safety men from all
over the United States
He spent two weeks in the New York
area, commuting by train between New
York City and the New Jersey refineries.
After attending a series of conferences
of the General Safety Committee of the
S.O. Co. of N.J., he spent additional days
in the study of Safety procedures at the
Bayway and Bayonne refineries. From
here he went to Chicago for a week of
training sessions sponsored by the
National Safety Council. He will gladly
give anybody his share of Chicago,
where the temperature drops from 63 to
35 degrees in such a short time that he
hardly had time to turn up his coat collar.
Miami and then Aruba feit good after a
session with the North.
A fantastic variety of wlwd bstames tralp"d
8 around the stage at the Esso Club on the Iaght
7 of April 12. Th vent was the Mn's Style Show.
I Put on by a cast of about 20 men, the show I.-
eluded practically every costume a mn. might
possibly ear from the day ho arrived in ruba
10 until the day he Ift. On* of the bright s*te In
8 the performance was the very nursa script
written by J. V. Frll of PersMolI. Above, Phel
10 Gorden deplete what the well dressed (aid
a protected) Safety man will wer.
C.Y.I." From page 1
Lonzo Moyer, Fls. 20.00, system to
eliminate oil spill at western end of
Thomas Hagerty, Fls. 40.00, improve-
ment of Aruba-USA telephone service.
Mrs. Gafuran Syed, FIs. 20.00, replace
window with louvre in Women's rest
room at the Lago Heights Club.
William Rafloski, Fls. 50.00, install
brass shield to prevent water entering
motor bearing housing.
Efraim Odor, Fls. 20.00, install benches
for visitors awaiting the bus at the
Charles Munro, Fls. 50.00, glass front-
ed frames for copies of "Articles of
Agreement" on Company vessels
Franklin Short, FIs. 20.00, install stool
at water cooler at Lago Heights Club.
"C. Y. I." awards for February were:
Herbert Gaba, Fls. 10.00, fill in or cover
large hole in vicinity of Colorado Point
Harry Nahar, Fls. 15.00, improve
working conditions at No. 10 Crude Still.
Anibal Rasmijn, Fls. 15.00, install fire
extinguishers on motor pumps at gasoil
agitators Nos. 74 & 73.
Roy de Abreu, Fls. 15.00, raise or
lengthen foamite hydrant northwest of
No. 5 H.P. cooler box.
Sydney Alleyne, Fls. 15.00, relocate
valve in chamber water line at Central
Walter Sluizer, Fls. 20.00, install lif-
ting device at Central Pumphouse.
Henry St. Paul, Fla. 15.00, fire protec-
tion for Lago Heights Post Office and
Roman Croes, Fls. 15.00, install 5-gal-
lon kerosene container over wash basin
in Lead Shed at Knock Laboratory.
Abednego Matheson, Flas. 20.00, elimi-
nate safety hazard in the vicinity of Lago
Heights Bachelor Quarters No. 7.
Miss Elsa Mackintosh, Fla. 20.00, prize-
drawing system for Holiday meals at
Esso Dining Halll
Robert Martin, Fls. 20.00, install pegs
in bathing huts at Grape Field Beach.
Mrs. Leonor Pappers, Fla. 20.00, install
a code bell in section "G" at Lago Hos-
Stanley Monia, Fls. 25.00, install pres-
sure alarm signal in No. 10 Visbreaker
George Bennett, FIs. 20.00, relocate
Continued on page 6
With a background of diagrams of the Pressure Stills that have been his big interest for so many
years, Fred Corpora, of Cleanout receives farewell gifts before his retirement last month. He jolnen
the Company at Casper, Wyoming in October 1920. and came to Aruba In June 1929. Gifts of a
silver tea set and a scroll will help keep his 1S-year memories of Aruba fresh. Included in the
picture are L. E. Relfschnelder B. P. Cobb, and J. D. Lykins.
The Esso News has published pictures of all kinds of teams In the past, but this is the first one that
has appeared of a domino team. These men are from the Esso Dining Hall and have played a series
of two matches with a team from Esso Heights Dining Hall, winning both of them. They call them-
selves the Giants and if they keep up the record they have established so far they should have
fair claim to their title. The boys say they will take on all comers. Left to right, 0. Medlca,
W. Brown. 0. Rey, F. Bowman, a. Hope, H. Glasgow, 0D Bialse, Bi McKenzie, B. Brown, C. Arthur,
McT. Cottle, and L. macchus.
ARUBA ESS0 NEWS
The Aruba Art Circle varied Its musles series recently with an appearance
In two concerts by the Curagao Philharmonal Orchestra. It was Aruba's
first opportunity to hear a musical group of this kind. Emma Stoppello of
Veneuela appeared at the piano as soloist.
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Among the memorable days In the annals of the Instrument Department, Friday, March 28 should
ank high. Sabchy, the department's pet at, chose that day to bear her litter of two tiny kittens
In a dedk drawer in one of the office. An hour after their birth the two youngsters are seen with
their mother gettlg the feel of life.
Sabachy, a pushl dl In trument Department a bire mama di doe sabachl chlkito dia 28 dl Maart.
Nan a a de dn di escaltere. y portret to must e mama cu su dos lioechlnan,
n. eor despo eO msan a icae.
Received by the NEWS too late fr ta
crusion in the recent "War Yearwl
feature, the chart reprduced at left Ls
one of Frank Wests priced souvlr
of that timn. By chartlng the sadde
drop In electric current bolg delived
by the Powerheuse, It shows Almst to
the minute when the first Lake tanker
went up In flames February 16, 1942
and the first tracer shells hit the re*
finery. At :li2 a.m. the load was
22.000 K* as the lights went out (for
years to come) by 4 a.m. It was nty
Chemistry Invades even the soap bubble blowing field. It's no
soap, but a special secret chemical that Is making pretty
bubbles for a couple of dancers from Universal Pictures'
"Tangier", while star Robert Paige looks on admiringly.
Something new In Esso ,' tB
tankers is the word for
the "Esso Nicaragua",
tiny new Esso tanker. -- ,
Launched July S, 1946, .
she Is among the newest
of the Esso ships, and -
just about the smallest,
being only 143 feet long.
Built for the Central d
trade, the "Esso Nlcara-
gua" is powered by Die-
sel engines and can carry
about 2400 barrels of
Twenty-seven hundred new horses were added at the Aruba Flying Club's field last month when
six war surplus airplanes ordered privately by eight members arrived. The 4S0-horsepower planes
several hundred horses stronger than any owned by the club, are former U.S. Army training planes.
and were bought "as is" at less than the cost of a second-hand automobile.
MAT 2,. 1a9
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Lunchtime means soup, or sandwiches, or
funchi, pan bati, or good red meat. It also
means a good many things not connected
with eating; games for some, talk for others,
and for some a quick siesta. The Esso News
camera looks in on a few groups during this
With sllmaker Karel Penson supplying the audience,
J. Bakemeyer, V. Sol.gnler, P. Paesch, and P. Thielman while
away the time at the Drydock at dominoes.
As catcher B. Correa waits in vain for the ball, H. ZandwUken
wallops it for a bate hit in a midday apprentice
Down by the foundry these men are Inient on thiw; cards. At
ham. J. Maduro, V. Koolman. M. Arends.
left R. Trimming-
Surrounded by spectator, A. Lampe, J. Peterson, E. Angela, and T. Flanegin contest tor
the domino championship of the Central Toolroom.
Relaxing from their job ot making concrete blocks, J. Jean, J. Jean (brothers), G. Williams, MI Maduro,
G. Miller, K. Joseph, and G. Thomas, take it easy during the lunch hour.
Away from the heat of their furnaces, these blacksmiths are enjoying a
noontime game of checkers. The players are, from left, H. Peters, A. Vloor.
A. Rahman, and L. Wlnterdaal.
Lunchtime to these painters in the spheroid field means gathering and talking over the latest happenings. Left to
right, W. Augustine, H. Ambrose. J. John, W. Ivan. H. Exekial, M. Kelly. J. Claude. P. Wiiired. and G. Philips.
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ARUBA CSSO NEWS
MAY t 1947
* ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MAY X, 1W47
Riba e portretnan nos ta mira Jan
Hendrik y Maria Croes riba e dia cu nan
a celebra 50 anja cu nan a priminti di
stima, respeta, y yuda otro.
Jan Hendrik Croes a nace dia 29 di
Mei di 1874 y Maria de Mei a nace dia
15 di Januari 1878. Dia 3 di April di 1897
nan a casa y awor mei-mei di nan famia
grand nan ta celebrA nan boda di oro.
Na tur nan tabatin 6 jioe-homber y 3
jioe-muher, pero un jioe-homber a muri
na edad di 14 anja. Nan tin 61 nieto y
Tempo cu Jendi y Marie a casa cos ta-
bata malo na Aruba; wel tabatin yobida,
pero hombernan tabata gana masha poco.
Ora nan tabatin un anja casa nan prome
jioe a nace; e tempo ey Jendi tabata
traha den mina di oro; pero ganamento
tabata asina poco cu e mester a bai traha
fo'i Aruba pa e mantene su famia. Des-
pues di dos anja nan a traha un cas di pie-
dra cu klei, despues nan a haci e cas mas
grand y nan a bin pone un dak di zink
enbez di e dak di torta. Nan a traha te
cu nan a gana nan jioenan grand y na
1914 esun di prom6 a casa, y despues
otronan a sigui y awor tur ta casa. Ya
ta 13 anja cu nan so ta biba hunto, des-
pues cu e ultimo jioe a casa. Nan ta cria
baca, cabrito y nan ta bende e lechi y de
bez en cuando un baca of un cabrito. Nan
tin hopi matanan di guyaba y cash y
cu regalonan di nan jioenan nan ta bi-
bando masha tranquil ya ta 13 anja. Die
poco cu nan ta gana, nan a spaar te cu
nan a traha un cas nobo 5 anja pasa
pero nan no ta biba aden y e cas ta na
huur. Jendi y Marie ke keda biba den nan
cas bieuw mes resto di nan bida.
Jendi ta duro ainda, e ta mira bon y e
ta haci algun trabao na cas. Marie tambe
ta balente ainda; dos anjo pasa e mester
a opera y el a perde un bista, pero e otro
si ta bon y e curpa mes ta fuerte ainda.
Dios duna Jendi y Marie hopi anja mas
di bids y salud pa nan por mira nan
That rare happening, a 50-year wed-
ding anniversary, was celebrated April 6
at Tamarein (north of Santa Cruz) by
Mr. and Mrs. Jan Hendrik Croes and a
large number of their descendants.
The family is a big one. They have five
sons and three daughters living, 61
grandchildren, and eight great-grand-
children. Most of them were there to
wish the old people continued good
health and happiness.
Jan Hendrik Croes was born May 29,
1874, and Maria de Mei was born January
15, 1878. They were married in April,
1897. It was a bad time for newly-
married couples. There was rain for
crops every year, but wages at the gold
mine were very low, and "Yendi" had
to leave Aruba for a while to support
his growing family.
The second year after the marriage
they built a clay and stone house, and
this, later made bigger, is the home they
still live in and was the scene of the
In 1914 their first-born was married.
In years to come, all the other children
married and moved away too, and for
the last 13 years they have had what
they started out with, an empty house.
Since then they have lived alone. They
raise cows and goats, and sell the milk,
and sometimes sell a cow or a goat. They
have many guava and cashew trees. With
these things and presents from their
children, they lead a comfortable life
without worries. They were even able to
:_ save something, and five years ago built
another house which they rent. They
want to live the rest of their lives in
their first and only home.
Yendi is still strong, and sees well, and
does work around the house. Two years
ago Marie lost one eye, but otherwise her
health is still good.
From the family and many friends
came this wish: "May God give Yendi
and Marie many more years of life and
health, so that they may live to see their
Jan Hendrik Croes y senora riba e dia cu nan a
ceiebra nan boda di oro. Tur e 80 homber-, muher-
y 'nuchanan cu ta rondond nan ta nan famia.
Faanman ta inclui Croes, Lae, Jansen, Yarzaga.
ray, Leo, Lampe Oduber, do Met, Thiel, Wt.le-
man y Erasmus. Aki bao e pareha cu nan bisa
niAtonan di mas chikito. Franklin Harold Lacle y
The 80 men. women, and children surrounding Jan
Hendrik Croes and his wife on their 50th wedding
anniversary .re all relatives. Family names In-
clude Croes. Lacle. Jansen, Yarzagaray, Leo, Thiel.
Lampe, Oduber, de Mel, Werleman. and Erasmus.
Below, a candid shot showing the old people
holding Franklin Harold Lascl left, and Pablo
Lampe, right, their youngest reat-grandchlldren.
gI AROUND THE PLANTA1
Good news came during the Easter
holidays to Urias Friday of Personnel
and his sister Jane of the Hospital. Their
brother Wellington received fourth
highest honors in the London Higher
School Certificate examination, held in
Grenada for the first time recently.
Their brother Wilfred took the Royal
Sanitary Inspector's examination April 8,
and two younger brothers Everest and
Ethelstan will take the Cambridge
Junior examination later on in the year.
Albert Brown of the Dining Hall is a
recent graduate of the Institute of Photo-
graphy, in New York. He started his
course in photography, developing and
printing in 1943 and finished last Decem-
ber. He expects to put his new knowledge
to good use.
Doreen Syed, daughter of Abdul of
Powerhouse No. 1, is now completing her
junior year at the Fisher Secretarial
School in Boston, Mass. She is active in
the Glee Club and the School newspaper.
This group of Colony Service employees have ust graduated from a course In Foremanshlp which
dealt with the problem foremen face In the performance of their jobs. They are, at left, rear row:
P. Hunt (C.S. Supervisor), A. Taltt, M. Saunders, C. O. St. Aubyn, J. Francisco, E. Richards,
C. Arends, R. Yzar, H. Boyd beholdd), H. Helmen. A. Bryson, G. Simon, E. Cowla. J, La Cruz:
In front are: T. Eagan and F. Scott (both of Tralning), F. Short, H. Amoroso, Mrs. M. A. Mongroo.
Seen ihaLng P. Wilson, Mr. Oliver, R. Van Blarcum, JI Statia, 0. Sarmaat. H. Aporoo. Abdul
Moehd. J. J. Abadle and N. M. Shirley (C.S. Supervisors).
Eight weeks away from work at the
Drydock started April 12 for welder sub-
foreman George King. George went to
St. Vincent. Alberto Rincones, diver
tender, left for six weeks on May 1.
Daniel Oduber, formerly of the Marine
Office, and Maria I. Toledo were married
April 13 in Maracaibo. The newlyweds
plan to make their home in Maracaibo.
Robert Schlageter, editor of the Esso
News, left on long vacation April 17.
Frank Eichhorn, assistant, will be in
charge during his absence.
Curtis Dowding of the Carpenter Shop
office and Claire Tackling of the Store-
house announced their engagement April
5 at a party at Essoville No. 1. No date
was set for the wedding but it will be in
the neat future.
On-The-Job Training Starts
On-the-job training for employees of
two Lago departments started in April.
Mechanical training for Garage em-
ployees was one of the programs begun.
The course will run for an indefinite
length of time and will cover all phases
of automotive mechanical work. Includ-
ed will be the theory of operation,
methods of maintenance and repair, cor-
rect mechanical procedure, engine over-
haul and chassis overhaul.
Machine shop training has started in
the proper methods for the uses of the
lathe, drill press, milling machines,
shapers and other Machine shop equip-
ment. In addition, the use of precision
measuring tools is being taught.
Similar training is planned for the
Pipe Department and is expected to
New Dispensary Hour Added
The dispensary is now open during
the noon hours for regular employees
"C.Y.I." Continued from Page 3
phone from turbine floor at No. 2
Powerhouse to operator's room at No. 2
Walter Sluizer, FIs. 15.00, install pres-
sure gauge line from Tar Dist. flux line
to gauge board at Central Pumphouse.
Some time ago the "Esso News" printed a picture
of what was then the youngest 10-year man on
the Lago payroll Now another, younger, has ap-
peared on the scene. He is Hendrik Croes of
Instrument who received his 10-year button
April 10 at the age of 23. Hendrik started to
work for the Company in 1937 as member of
the second class of apprentices.
Aigun tempo paso "Esso News" a druk portret dl
e empleado di ma.s ong cu tabatin boton dl sir-
bishl di 10 anja. Awor a parce un otro mas long
cu ta pronk cu su boton. EsakI ta Hendrik Croes
dl Instrument cu a haya su boton dl 10 anja dia
10 di April na edad di 23 anja. Hendrik a cumnza
traha cu Compania na 1937. come mlemhro dl e
segundo klas di aprendiznan.
who do not wish to lose time for the first
trip to the dispensary for a non-indus-
The new dispensary hours will be:
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, on
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