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THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
Premionan Capital di
"C. Y.I." Pa di Prom6 Bez
Den Historia di Lago
Dia 16 di Juni presentaci6n di premio-
nan capital di "C.Y.I." a tuma lugar, ora
cu den presencia di 40 representantenan
di Directiva y di departamentonan,
cuater empleado capaz di Lago a ricibi
un total di Fls. 2200. Esaki tabata prom6
bez un tabatin premionan capital na
Aruba y esaki a tuma lugar segun e
plan revise di "Coin Your Ideas".
E cuater hombernan tabata Edgar
Jackson di Catalytic Department, Frede-
rik Dirksz di T.S.D. Lab. No. 3, Willie
Emanuels di Utilities y Egbert Tjin-
Kam-Jet di Light Oils.
Gerente J. J. Horigan, den su discurso
cortico, a felicita e hombernan cu a ricibi
e premionan y el a gradici Comite di
"C.Y.I." pa nan cobperacion y el a sigurA
miembronan di tal Comit6 cu nan ta
apreciA tur e trabao cu nan ta haci pa
progress di plan di "Coin Your Ideas" na
Sr. Horigan a present pues e prome
premionan capital na Aruba na e cuater
ganadornan. No. 1 tabata Edgar Jack-
son cu un premio di 1000 florin pa bu
idea pa cambia equipo di seguridad na
PCAR. Di e cambionan aki a result mas
seguridad pa personal di es still y econo-
mia substantial riba catalyst.
Frederik Dirksz di Lab. No. 3 tabata
e segundo ganador. E 600 florin cu el a
ricibi tabata pa su idea pa un sistema
nobo pa fria algun still chikito na Labo-
ratorio No. 3, cual idea ta spaar hopi
tempo den trabao di crude, y ta haci cu
e still to mihnr utilizA.
E di tres tabata Willie Emanuels di
Utilities, cu a propon6 pa usa equipo di
porcelano den instalacionnan electric
en bez di esnan di metal. Prom6 cu su
idea a word adopt, equipo di metal
tabata worde usa den henter refineria y
den Colony. Condicionnan di clima a haci
e idea aki spaar hopi pa via cu no tin nodi
di cambia e equipo cu tanto frecuencia
E "shift schedule" cu ta na uso awor
den henter plant ta "C.Y.I." di Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Jet. E sistema nobo ta mihor
pasobra e ta eliminA diferencianan y e ta
parti e overtime mihor, en conecci6n cu
dianan liber. Pa su idea el a ricibi un
premio capital di 200 florin.
Na fin Sr. Horigan a expresA su spe-
ranza cu e premionan duna na es grupo
di empleadonan aki, lo duna otro emplea-
donan das interest den plan di "C.Y.I."
y lo anima nan pa manda mas ideanan
Geo. N. Wilken Retires
Leaves Host of Friends
One of Aruba's first employees,
George Wilken retired June 15 and all
those who knew and worked with him
were sorry to see him leave.
George came to Aruba from the Stan-
dard Oil Co. of Indiana in 1930 as a shift
foreman in the Pressure Stills Depart-
From the beginning he became well
known and liked. Outstanding among his
many fine characteristics was his unfail-
ing support of the "little man". Many
men are able to say that when they had
problems or were in difficulty, George
Wilken was the man who helped them
get straightened out. As a worker in and
for the church he had no peer; and many
things which are now taken for granted
,could not have been brought about had
it not been for him. His friends in Aruba
were sorry to bid him goodbye and were
unanimous in wishing him Godspeed.
I Scniridra I n T= MAik I
Four of the seven men above are a total of 2200 guilders richer than they were fifteen minutes
before this picture was taken. The occasion was the presentation of the 1946 Capital Awards. Left
to right P. A. O'Brien acting "C.Y.I." Committee Chairman, W. Emanuels, 400 guilder winner;
F. Dirksz, 600 guilder winner; J. J. Horigan. general manager; e. Jackson. 1000 gulders first
prize; E. Tjin-Kam-Jet who collected 200 guilders, and assistant general manager, 0. Mlngus.
New Center Completed Humble Properties Damaged
For Process Trainees In Texas City Blasts
Built to accommodate the training re-
quirements of the department, the new
Process Department training building
was put into use May 1.
Under construction for some time, the
building contains four spacious class
rooms, an office, and washroom facili-
ties. One of the classrooms is equipped
with blackout screens to facilitate the
showing of educational films and slides
At present, approximately 130 trainees
are receiving instruction related to the
various phases of oil refining. Plans
have also been made for Receiving and
Shipping and Catalytic Department em-
ployees to receive job instruction there.
About 50 job-trainees are expected from
each department in the near future. Of
the present apprentice program, 19 of
the 1944 class apprentices are receiving
instruction in the new building and it is
expected that in approximately six
months, 24 1945 apprentices will start.
Estudiantenan di Curacao
Ta Bishita Refineria
Cu Pentecoste Aruba tabatin bishita
di mas o menos 85 estudiante di Curagao
cu a bini cu e vapor di guerra Van
Speyck, provechando e weekend largo.
Nan ta alumnonan di A.M.S. (Alge-
meene Middelbare School) y nan a bin
Aruba pa conoce e isla. Nan a baha na
Julianaschool na Oranjestad, unda taba-
tin lugar prepare pa nan y durante nan
estadia nan a bishita Mina di Oro, y nan
a pasa henter refineria y despues di esey
tabatin refresco pa nan na Esso Club.
Dos bez nan a hunga un comedia "E
Sistema Nobo" na teatro Rialto. E taba-
ta bai over dit sistema di educaci6n y tur
esnan cu a mire a bisa cu e tabata masha
Van Speyck a bolbe hiba nan Curaqao
dia 27 di Mei mainta, despues di un bis-
hita masha agradabel y na e mes tempo
Champion di Schaak
Ta Bishit6 Aruba
Dr. Max Euwe, champion national di
schaak di Holanda, a bishita Aruba
recientemente, como huesped di Club di
Schaak "Oranjestad". Dr. Euwe a hunga
cu tur cu kera hunga cun6 y M. van der
Jagt di e club di Aruba a tabla cun6.
E club di Schaak "Oranjestad" ta
existi desde November y nan ta condu-
ciendo un series di weganan pa campio-
nato di Aruba tur Dia Mars anochi. Es-
nan cu ta desea di bira miembro por
dirigi nan carta na Middenweg 447,
Un club di schaak ta word estableci
Continued on page 3
In the first survey of the company's
damage to its properties and oil losses in
the recent Texas City, explosions, the
Humble Oil and Refining Co. reported
total damage including its buildings and
oil loss at over 1,000,000 dollars.
domage including its buildings and oil
The company reported complete level-
ing, of its cargo pumphouse, bunker
pumphouse, boilerhouse, office building,
and all minor auxiliary buildings. All
docks along the waterfront were des-
troyed and seven large storage tanks are
considered total losses. Only minor dam-
age was done to pumping equipment,
boilers and other principal machinery.
The company suffered no personnel
casualties. Personnel was withdrawn
rather than risk the danger of fighting
the blaze that swept the tank farm.
A recent article in the Miami
Herald told of a young man who
had a piece of steel rod imbedded
five inches into his head and lived
to tell the story.
Needless to say he was not wear-
ing a safety hat. If he had been,
probably all he would have receiv-
ed would have been a bad bump.
His was the type of job that did
not seem hazardous as far as head
injuries are concerned he was a
shipping clerk. Nevertheless he
ended up with a hole in his head.
It's hard to tell when a Safety
hat will come in handy and its not
worth the risk to try to guess when
you will need it. You may not be as
lucky as the shipping clerk.
Homber di Suerte
Un reciente articulo den Miami
Herald ta conta di un joven cu a
hay6 cu un barra di staal cinco
duim hundo den su cabez y cu a
scapa pa wowo di angua.
No tin nodi di bisa cu e no taba-
tin sombre di seguridad bisti. Si e
tabatin6 bisti, probablemente tur
loque lo el a haya tabata un sla
Su trabao no tabata e sorto di
trabao cu ta parce peligroso en
cuanto golpi na cabez e tabata
un "shipping clerk". Sinembargo el
a result cu un gohera den su
Ta dificil pa determine ki ora un
sombre di Seguridad por ta util y
mihor bo no corre risco, tratando
di addivina ki ora bo mester di dje
of no. Podiser bo no tin mes suerte
cu e joven.
Lago Presents First
"C. Y. I." Capital Awards
History was made again at the Lago
refinery June 16. Before a group of 40
management and department represen-
tatives, four able Lago men received a
total of 2200 guilders in capital awards
as the first men to do so under the new
revised "C.Y.I." plan.
The four exceptional idea men were
Edgar Jackson of the Catalytic Depart-
ment, Frederik Dirksz of T.S.D. Lab. No.
3, Willie Emanuels of Utilities, and
Egbert Tjin-Kam-Jet of Light Oils.
General manager J. J. Horigan, in his
remarks to the group, congratulated the
men who received the awards and thank-
ed the "C.Y.I." Committee for its co-
operation and assured its memebrs that
their work toward the advancement of
the "Coin Your Ideas" plan in Aruba was
Mr. Horigan then presented the first
capitalawards to be given in Aruba to the
four winners. At the top of the list came
Edgar Jackson with an award of 1000
guilders for his idea to change the safety
devices on the
in increased safe-
ty for the per-
sonnel on the
unit and a sub-
tary saving in
of Lab. No. 3 was
the second win- IEdar Jackson
ner. His 600 guilder award to construct
a cooling coil system under the True
Boiling point stills at Laboratory No. 3
time saving in
This time saving
brought about an
increase in the
service factor of
-- these stills.
The third high
idea man was
of Utilities who
Frederick Dlrksz use of porce-
lain light fixtures instead of metal ones.
Metal light fixtures, prior to this sug-
gestion's adoption were standard equip-
ment in the re-
finery and colo-
ny. Climatic con-
made this idea a
valuable one in
that a saving is
less frequent re-
The shift sche-
dule now in use
all over the plant Willie Imanuel.
was the "C.Y.I." of Egbert Tjin-Kam-Jet.
The new schedule is an improvement in
that it eliminates the discrepancy and
time in connec-
tion with changes
of days off. For
his idea he re-
ceived the 200
In closing Mr.
sed the hope that
the awards given
Egbert Tjln-Kam-Jet" to this group of
employees would stimulate interest in
the C.Y.I. plan and bring forth many
more worthwhile ideas.
A RUBA (Ess N w is~
VOL. 8, No. 8
JUNE 20 1947
--jriru v IciiIIVW
A A EJUNE a0. 1
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I. BY THE
LAOO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday. July 11. All copy must reach the editor In
the Personnel building by Friday noon, July 4.
i'n I,, iFi. (uIIIIa.. Couiant. C'uaii,. N.w.I
(Dots indicate that reporter has turned in a tip for this Issue)
Fernando Da Silva
Huge de Vrles
Mrs. Ivy Butts
eacinto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Jose La Cruz
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
L. O. F.
C.T.R. & Field Shopq
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Esso & L.ago Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulatora
Carpenter & Paint
llueksmith, Boiler & Tin
Colony Service Office
PICTURE CREDITS: Rev. Thomas wedding P. 5. Cub Scouts P. I. Samuel
Rajroop. Bushiribani P. 5, Mario Harms.
The so-called summer months are almost on us. With them
will come vacation time for children all over Aruba. With a
lot of time on their hands, kids can get into lots of peculiar
situations, some of them troublesome and some downright
dangerous, both to themselves and their playmates.
Some of the youngsters have started their vacations al-
ready and some will start them a little later in the year.
These children are young and full of energy and curiosity
and will go to almost any end either to tire themselves out
or to satisfy their colossal curiosity.
Small boys and girls will not generally recognize danger
when they are at play, all they know is that they are having
fun and anything else is very apt to be secondary. Conse-
quently they become careless, playing in places they
shouldn't, flying kites near high power wires, running into
the streets without looking one way of the other to see if any
cars are coming, or perhaps climbing around places where a
fall would hurt them seriously.
Let's keep the vacation days healthy, happy ones by show-
ing the youngsters safe places to play and letting them know
when they are unsafe.
Liberal reward for diamond ring left on Palm Beach. May llth.
Fifteen ft. Aduban fishing boat, good condition recently overhauled,
1, yr'r. old.
One Single Bed ,ith spring and sprinted mattress. One living
New barrels and heavy packing cases, towels, bedspieads, blankets.
pillows, clothing and miscellaneous household articles.
Lunanan di calor ta cuminza drenta. Vacantie pa mucha-
nan di Aruba tambe ta cuminza. Cu tanto tempo liber e
muchanan sa hinka nan curpa den situacionnan trabahoso,
tin bez hasta peligroso, tanto ta pa nan como pa nan
Pa algun muchanan vacantie a cuminza caba y algun lo
haya vacantie poco mas laat. Muchanan ta jong, jen di
energia y curiosidad y nan ta yega na cualkier extreme pa
cansa nan curpa y satisface nan curiosidad inmenso.
Muchanan chikito generalmente no conoce peligro era nan
ta den wega, tur loque nan sa ta cu nan ta pasa pret y tur
otro cos ta di menor importancia. P'esey nan ta bira des-
cuidao, nan ta hunga caminda nan no mester hunga, nan ta
subi vlie caminda tin waya di luz ta pasa, nan ta corre riba
caya sin weita si tin auto ta bin, of podiser subi lugarnan di
cualnan un caida por causa nan un desgracia fatal.
Laga nos percura pe e dianan di vacantie sea dianan di
seguridad, dianan feliz liber di desgracia, mustrando e chiki-
tonan lugarnan sigur pa nan hunga y spiertando nan ora nan
ta corre peligro.
rP Caambia Riecmtinlinsa liberal pa neachi di djamanta cu a keda atira- na Palmn
HBach, l.a i 1 tdi Mei.
Di lihnde: PIt>to di piica, na hon condici6n. 1 ', anja hieuao .
S, Nvcetti: :Un ctam;. lti un pet sona eu spring y mantras Un stil di muebles
Pa Betllde I;ililna no ih y cahanan giandi, serbete. sohrecama, laker. cusinchi.
paila y l rios ntilculo di cas.
This group of Powerhouse employees met May 23 to congratulate Byron Noel on his coming marriage
to Clementine Patrice and to present him with a wedding gift of a combination casserole dish and
water set. Left to right, they are: E. M. Wade, Powerhouse supervisor; Cynthia Brathwalte, Abdul
Syed, Olive Baley, Byron Noel, Brigitte Hedge, Ivy Butts, Caesar De Souus Mad
James Armntraeg, supervise.
Two Employees Lost in Tragic
Accident at Lago's Shipyard
While a group of shipyard employees
were painting the inside of the forepeak
water tank of the Lake Tanker "Mara"
on the morning of May 27, an accidental
flash fire occurring at 7:20 a.m., caused
by the ignition of paint fumes in the con-
fined space, resulted in the death of two
men, Felix Jones and George Richard,
and burns and injuries to six others.
Felix Jones died in the tank imme-
diately after the accident and George
Richard passed away at Lago Hospital
at 12:45 p.m. ihe same day.
In addition to the deceased, six men
v.ere burned in the accident. Gregorio
Koolman is now recovering from serious ,
injuries received. Percival HectC-r, George
Duncan, Prince Sylvester, Walter Samuel
and Rufus Joseph all received lessor
burns and inju-ies.
Jones was from Grenada and liveJ at
Esso Heights. He is survived by his wife.
Lune, and his mother, Elizabeth. Richard
was also from Grenada and is survived
by his father, Jones, his mother. Alice.
and several sisters and a brother.
Funeral services were held in San Ni-
colas on May 28 for both men. They
were attended by large numbers of
fellow employees and friends of the
Long Service Awards
Robert Dentoi Jr. Proc. Cracking
Johannes Briezen Proc. Cracking
Orville Dowling Proc. Cracking
Pedro Croes Light Oils
Leopold Richardson Light Oils
Geronimo Winterdaal Catalytic
Wilmuth Connor Acid. & Edel.
Francisco Petrocchi Acid. Plant
Angel Chirino Acid. Plant
Ireno Maduro Marine Wharves
Pedro Croes Dry Dock
Belogracia Everon Dry Dock
Alfred Campbell T.S.D.-Eng.
Paul Hollyfield T.S.D.-Eng.
Perucho Schotborg T.S.D.-Lab.
Juan Maduro T.S.D.-Lab.
Remigio Goedgedrag T.S.D.-Lab.
Paul Rogers T.S.D.-Lab.
Jesse Reynolds T.S.D.-Lab.
Alvin Matthews Util. Ad'm.
Rupert Jailal Electrical
Rufin Richinson Col. Maint.
Edwin Duinkerk Col. Maint.
Ricardo van der Linden Machinist
Eric Subryan Storehouse
Alfonso Necebet Garage
Jan Werleman Pipe
Francisco Maduro Pipe
A daughter. Imelda, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon
Croes, May 14.
A daughter. Verina Filomena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Carios Odir. May I t.
A son, William Albert. to Mr. and Mrs. William
Thomas. May 15.
A daughter, Rila Lolita. to Mr. and Mrs. Maxl-
inu Arenld., May 16.
A daughter. Margaret Georgiana, to Mr. and
Mri. Herbert Matheson. May 16.
A sun. Leoncito Alphonso, to Mr. and Mrs.
Mauitce Hazel, May 16.
A son, Erold Mounty, to Mr. and Mrs, James
Stapleton. May 16.
A son. John Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave
VWilliams, May 17.
A daughter, Wanita Matia. to Mr. and Mrs.
L-odewijk Willema, May 17.
4 daughter. Henna Irma. to Mr. and Mrs. Victor
A daughter. lielma Rosalia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Juan Luidens. May 18.
.A daughter. Vera Maria, to Mr. and Mrs.
Nemencio Kock. May IS.
A son. AKtulo Celeatino, to Mr. and Mrs. Ore-
gorlio Willems. May 19.
A son. Edwin. to Mr. and Mrs. Benanclo Ma-
du'o. May 20.
A daughter. Norms Basilia. to Mr. and MAs.
Roland Nieuwkerk. May 20.
A son. Leyton Xavier, to MI. and Mrs. Xavier
James, May 21.
A daughter. Starita Roselin, to Mr. and Mrs.
Mervington McLeod, May 22.
A daughter. Swinda Casia, to Mr. and Mrs.
(I)car Jacubus. May 22.
A son. Leon Chester. to Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Bell.
A son, Luclo Rafael. to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro
Crocs, May 23.
A son. Robert Mariano. to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Buchanan. May 23.
A son, Felipe Ramon, to Mr. and Mrs. Andree
Ras. May 26.
A son. Vivian Dennis, to Mr. and Mrs. Mathew
Baptiste, May 28.
A son. James Gordon, to Mr. and Mrs. Oflrial
Bernard, May 28.
A daughter, Silvia Cecilia, to Mr. and Mrs.
John Martineau. May 28.
A daughter, Ria Yvonne, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Ferlol, May 28.
A daughter, Teolinda Agatha. to Mr. and Mrs
Alexander Kruythoff, May 29.
A son. Mario Isidro. to Mr. and Mrs. Vicente
Briezen, May 28.
A daughter. Janny Claire, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo
King, May 31.
A son. Conrad, to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Quow.
A son, Arturo Marcelino, to Mr. and Mrs. Fa-
liano Kelly. June 2.
A son, Ruben Marcelino, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Semeleer, June 2.
A daughter. Jeanne Ellen, to Mr. and Mrs.
Irank Damassa. June 2.
A daughter. Sybilla Rosamond. to Mr. andl Mrs.
Thoinma Quashe. June 3.
A daughter. Rita Clothilda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Fi ans Cioes. June 3.
A suon. Frank Antonius, to Mr. and Mrs. Fran-
cisco Larle. June I.
A daughter. Cynthia Lorraine. to Mr. anid Mrs
James Walters. June 1.
A daughter. Greta Deonicia, to Mr. anl Mrs.
Belogracio Everon. June 5.
A daughter. Cynthia Veronica. to Mr. and Mrs
Paul Hendeison. June 5.
A daughter. Cecilia Vetonica, to Mr. and Mri
Grenvillc Nicholas. June 5.
A daughter. Jacintha Juilta. to Mr. and Mr-
It'litiano Geermran June 5.
A daughter. MeNcedes Edith. to 1r an.d Mr..
Isaia. Madurn, June S.
A daughter, to Mi and M.. Jactr-.r Vaeur.
A laughtet, t., MI, anli Mis, .tngrl Miartine..
Industrial Hygiene Engineer In
Jersey Medical Department
To facilitate coordination of the stud;,
of plant health problems, Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) has added an
industrial hygiene engineer to the
research section of its medical depart-
mnit, it was announced recently.
In this new post, N. V. Hendricks, for-
merly assistant director of the division
of industrial hygiene of the Georgia
State Department of Health, will work
with the medical officers of the Cdm-
pany's affiliates on plant health matters
and aid in evaluating possible health
hazards and preventive methods.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 80 2947
ARUBA MO NEWS
JUNE 20, s147
CuraCao Students Spend Weekend
See Refinery, Points of Interest
As visitors to Aruba over the weekend
of the recent holiday (Whitmonday), the
warship Van Speyck brought a group of
approximately 85 students from Curacao.
The attend the A.M.S. (Algemeen Mid-
delbare School) and came to Aruba to
see the island. They stayed in improvised
sleeping quarters at the Juliana School
in Oranjestad and while here they visit-
ed the Gold mine, and were shown the
refinery after which they had refresh-
ments at the Esso Club.
Twice during the student's stay the.
put on a show, "The New System", at the
Rialto Theater. It is a satire on the
educational system and was said to be
extremely amusing by all those who
The Van Speyck took them back to
Curagao on the morning of May 27, after
an enjoyable and educational visit.
Lago Cricket Team Makes
Successful Curagao Trip
Back from Curagao after an enjoyable
holiday week-end trip to play the Shell
team in a series of cricket matches, the
Lago Cricket Team arrived in Aruba
May 27 looking ahead with great antici-
pation to the time when Shell's team
comes over here for a return match
sometime in the fall.
The team left Aruba the night of May
23 and was met by Shell representatives
at the airport and taken to their quarters
at Sufifsant. The following day (Satur-
day) after breakfast, sightseeing trips
were arranged, and those of the team
who have friends in Curagao went
The Saturday game began at 1:00 p.m.
and the Shell team won the toss and
went to bat; they declared their innings
closed at 121 for 8 wickets. The Lago
team scored 87 for 2 wickets at the close
of play with T. Johnson making 42 and
G. Canwood making 37.
The test match (which was a two day
fixture) began at 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
Lago batted first and scored 150 runs.
Shell had only mustered 87 runs at the
close of play.
On the second day of the match Lago
made 118 for all, and Shell retaliated
with 120 for 9 wickets. The game ended
in a draw due to a time technicality, leav-
ing Lago still in possession of the Crown
Life cup, which was left by Lago's cap-
tain in the keeping of the Shell team.
Walker of the Aruba team turned in a
brilliant bowling performance on both
days. Lago men did well for themselves
in Curagao as evidenced by the fact that
Captain R. Rohoman, won the prize for
being the best fielder, A. Perrotte had
the best bowling average and I. Mendes
had the best batting average. In addition,
the two high scores by Johnson and Can-
wood were the highest in the tour-
Tuesday morning, May 27, saw the
end of the visit and the Lago cricketers
flew home to lay plans to meet Shell here
later in the year.
'47 Softball Starts
Seven Clubs Entered
With a mighty cut at the ball, T.S.D. head J. Whiteley, helps Inaugurate the present softball
season as process superintendent, F. E. riffin waits for the ball. Inset shows assistant general
manager 0. MIngus having the first ball.
Lake Fleet Sets New Record
Hauls Most in One Day
Aruba's record breaking Lake Fleet has
done it again. After setting and breaking
record after record in past years,
June 7 saw the establishment of a new
haulage record of 592,794 barrels of
crude oil brought from the Lake to Aruba
in one day. The previous record, set in
February was in the neighborhood of
Another new high mark set at the
same time was the haulage of a total of
672,206 barrels of crude by Lake tankers
on that day. The difference between the
Lake-Aruba figure and the total figure
is the oil that was taken to Las Piedras,
or 79,412 barrels.
Chess Champ Visits
Plays Aruba's Best
Dr. Max Euwe, National Chess Cham
pion of Holland, visited Aruba recently
as a guest of Chess Club "Oranjestad'
Dr. Euwe took on all comers at th
Sociedad Bolivariana on May 24 an
played to a draw with M. van der Jag
of the Aruba club.
The Chess Club "Oranjestad" has bee
formed since November and is conduct
ting a series of games for the Arub
championship each Tuesday evening a
8 p.m. Anyone desiring to become a mem
her may direct their letters to Midder
weg No. 447, Oranjestad.
A chess club is being established i
San Nicolas under the direction o
H. Ecury of the Garage and when it i
complete, matches will be held with th
Oranjestad club to find an Aruba chair
pion and later a champion from th
A. B. C. islands.
Jong Holland (forfeit)
reserve A class
San Nicholas Jra.
reserve A class
Tur cos tin nan temporada; esakl ke meen eu tin
clerto tempo cu e a na mode. Par ehempel 0
prenchi ta mustra cu matanan a cumlnza sprult.
paharonan ta flult y lamchinan ta sult den
cunucu. Tur esakinan to muestranan cu t t empo-
rada dl verano. Despues di invlerno cu hopl
sneeuw y frio, ta bnl e tempo dushl dl verano
ora cu tur cos ta bira bunita strobe. Pero despues
dl algun luna es temporada ta pass y ta dura
atrobe un anja promd cu e bolbe. Segurldad aI no
tin temporada; segurldad master tel continua-
SCHAAK Cont. dt pag I.
na San Nicolas bao di direcci6n di
H. Ecury di Garage y ora e ta complete,
lo tin weganan contra e club di Oranje-
stad pa saka champion di Aruba y des-
pues champion di Aruba, Curagao y
Lago's Cricket team seen in Curagao before the recent test match with the Shell team. Back row.
left to right, 1. Mendes, vice captain; R. Rohoman, captain; C. Nicholas, J. Roach, M. Edwards,
R. Walker, J. Wilson. Sitting: A. Perrotte, R. McLean, K. Wong, E. JI Huckleman, manager
T. Johnson, I. Howe. Front: F. Richards, masseur; G. Canwood and W. Smith. C1 Camacho, E: Hubert.
M. Dalrymple, and J. Cox are missing from the picture.
reserve A class
Mock Trial Presented by
San Nicolas Cultural Club
With a full complement of lawyers,
judges and jury the San Nicolas Cultural
Club presented a Mock Trial May 17.
The case dealt with an elderly doctor
charged with the murder of his wife. He
was acquitted, however, because of
Highlights in the performance were
the fine defense of his client by the
defense attorney and the skillful exami-
nation of witnesses by the prosecutor.
The cast included M. La Rode of the
Marine Department, E. Gairy of Instru-
ment, P. Blair, L. Worrel of the Marine
Department, W. Brown of Training,
H. Blaize of Colony Service, R. Stuart of
the Garage, G. Moore of Electrical,
E. George of Colony Service, H. Smith
and Sylvia Benjamin.
Robert P. Russell, Standard Oil De-
velopment Co. head, stated in a report
recently that the number of new products
that can and are being made from petro-
leum "staggers the imagination". They
include synthetic soaps of a superior
quality, a type of resin that can be wrap-
ped in sheets around perishable foods,
keeping them fresh in storage, and syn-
thetic gasoline produced from natural
A pair of red hot softball games on
the night of June 2 inaugurated the 1947
Softball league at the Esso Club Field.
The games were opened with O. Mingus
pitching the first ball, J. M. Whiteley
wielding the willow and F. E. Griffin on
the receiving end.
In the first contest a fast moving,
hard hitting High School-Colony Service
club blasted the T.S.D. warriors from the
field to the tune of a 14-2 pasting.
The second game was not the slugfest
that the earlier one had been and ended
with a dark horse Personnel outfit nos-
ing out a 7-6 win over the favored M. &
C. team. M. & C. took the lead early in
the game and it looked as if their famed
heavy hitting would take them to an
easy win but the Personnel boys were
not to be denied and finally came out on
This year's loop contains seven teams
and from the play displayed in the first
few games its anybody's race. High
School-Colony Service, T.S.D., M. & C.,
Utilities (last year's winners), Oper-
ators, Accounting and Personnel are the
Fleet Employee Passes
On Job in Curagao
a Quartermaster Phillipe Gamarra of
t the S.S. Jusepin was a man respected
. and liked by the Officers and crews of
i. the Lake Tanker Fleet. For many years
he had sailed on various vessels of the
n Fleet and also had service with the Lago
if Oil & Transport Company as a wharfin-
is ger. His livelihood was derived from
.e work connected with the sea and ships,
i- and it was aboard a ship that he came
.e to the end of his career.
The S.S. Jusepin was engaged in dock-
ing at the Shell installation at Curagao
on May 17, 1947, and Gamarra, while
attending to certain duties in connection
6 with his assignment, was observed to
hesitate in his work and slowly fall to
6 the deck. Subsequent examination by
o the doctor called to the scene brought
S forth that a heart condition had resulted
in Gamarra' death.
5 Upon being informed by Curagao
o Agents of the circumstances, the Lago
4 Marine Department notified Mrs. Fede-
rica Gamarra of Santa Cruz, who re-
8 quested that Phillipe's body be returned
2 to Aruba for burial. This was done May
18th and after services conducted at the
0 Santa Cruz Parish Church, the burial
took place in the church cemetery. A
o large number of his many friends from
the Fleet and the Island attended the
Gamarra is survived by his widow,
widow, Federica, and nine young
children, whose ages range from fifteen
years to under one year. The Esso Trans-
portation Company has concerned itself
with the welfare of the family and is
planning to employ the eldest son as
soon as he is old enough to become a
member of the personnel of the Lake
Tanker Fleet and can take over the res-
ponsibilities required of him by the death
of his father.
Young Gamarra is intent on following
his father's occupation and upon his
assignment to duties with the Fleet will
surely maintain the qualities of good
seamanship established by his father.
Popular Minister Marries
Kin to Lt. Gov. Kwartsz
At a wedding attended by many
friends and relatives, the Reverend E.
Howard Thomas and Miss Anne Chris-
tina Kuiperi were married in Christ
Church, San Nicolas, May 28.
The couple left for a two-week honey-
moon in Jamaica and when they return
they will be at home in the Wesley
Manse in San Nicolas.
Reverend Thomas has been in Aruba
for two years and is well known all over
the island. Mrs. Thomas is a cousin to
Lt. Governor Kwartsz and lived in Hol-
land before coming to Aruba.
ArfUBA c0 NEWS
R ISIII 2*, 1949
Henry Forte, wll known as a singer in Aruba, once more captivates his audience with the
famed calypsos of his native Trinidad.
All dressed up In thelr seat blue uniforms, this group of Cub Scouts poses with their leader,
Aathony John of the Esso Dining Hall. Standing at rear, from left, A. Jack, H. Conner, L. Leonard,
W. Lenard, H. Ioatswala. W. Clark, C. Jack, O. Edwards, A. Conner (he will attend the Jamboree
In France this summer), and A. John, Scoutmaster. Middle row (bending), C. York, A. Marli,
f. WIlso, H. Petorl n and O. John. Sitting C. Wilson, A. De Craft, F. John, G: Withfield
and A. Jack.
Surrounded by friends of
many years standing, George
Wilken Is seen holding a
watch and scroll presented
to him on the occasion of
his retirement after 18 years
of Aruba service. The short
ceremony was held In the
conference room of the main
office building June 12.
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Models seem to be naturals
for movie contracts and
Helen Carter Is no excep-
tie. Her lovely face will
seen be seen In Parament
JVNI --e I-g4
ARUBA 1SSO NEWS
JUNE 20 1947
Grouped outside the new Process training building, these trainees and their Instructors wait for
the next class start.
P'afor dl e edificl di entrenamlento nobo dl Process Department, nos ta mira un grupo dl emnan '. a
cu t tua tma part na e entrenamlento hunto cu an Instructoran, wardando cumlnzamento dl e
Lionel Sullivan of M. A C. Administra-
tion and Everet Morris of the Labor
Department are seen here as they
congratulate each other on becoming
worthy rover mates recently. The
picture was taken after a church
parade in which the Sixth Aruba troop
Tho Orange Band Is another
well-known musical orga-
nizatlon in Aruba, playing
a' all manner of festivities
and celebrations. Managed
by John Bennett of the Dry-
dock Its members include,
B. Govel, W. Godeth.
A. Mars, B. Bennett, J. Ben-
net,; A. Hazel, G. Dunkret
and A. Dunkret.
A familiar sight to many Aruba dwellers Is the ruins of the gold mine buildings at
Bushlrlbana. If they weren't so well known, they might eb mistaken for an ancient
Un bista familiar pa hopi habitantenan dl Aruba ta
bana. Si nan no tabata aslna conoci, be por a tuma
ruina minanan dl ore na Bushirl-
nan pa un fortl antiguo dl tempo
Seen In the Lt. Governor's garden Immediately after the wedding of Reverend E. Howard Thomas
to Miss Anna Christina Kulperl Is this group of relatives and friends of the bride and groom. Left
to right, Lt. Gov. L. C. Kwartsz, Alicia Valbuena, Ada Raven. Mrs. Anna Thomas, T. T agerty.
Rev. E. H. Thomas, Sarah Ponson, Phylls Thomas. Erna Ponson, Mrs. L. C. Kwartsz
and Rev. W. J. Barrett.
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* ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE 20, 1 47
Cricketers Get Gifts at Party
As Reminders of Curacao Trip
To help bring back pleasant memories
of their trip to Curacao to represent
Lago as cricket men, K. Wong of the
Storehouse and W. Smith of Lab. No. 1
were presented with lifetime pens at a
party at Wong's room in Lago Heights
B.Q., May 28.
The gifts were bought by Trinidad
employees to honor the two Trinidadians
who went to Curacao as members of the
Lago cricket team. The presentation was
made by T. Mungal of Personnel and was
arranged for by George Liburd of the
Seen recently on the Santa Cruz Sport Field are these two local football teams, Nieuw Holland
and Chesterfield. Above, Nieuw Holland, standing, left to right. S. J. Croes (secretary), F. Maduro.
F. Quandt. F. Maduro, R. Croes. E. Croes. C. Maduro and C. Croes (vice-president). Front row,
left to right, L. RasmUn, F. Kock, M. Croes, F. Franken and A. Maduro. Chesterfield, standing,
left to right, G. Nava, J. Maduro, W. Maduro. A. Camacho, M. Croos, L. Maduro, F. Maduro and
E. Hernandez (president). In front, left to right F. Becker, B. Kock, 3. Kock, M. Tromp, M. Koolman
and 0. Dirks.
Dos team cu a parece reclentemente rlba Santa Cruz Sport Field ta e dos teamnan local di Football.
Nieuw Holland y Chesterfield.
Isaac Campbell of No. 3 Evaporating
plant recently received word from
Trinidad, that his
daughter, Eileen, W
passed her Senior
tion. Miss Camp-
bell was born in
Aruba and attend-
ed Prince Bern-
hard School in .
ing to further
her education she
went to Trinidad.
She is now studying business courses in
order to enter the business world.
A.V.B. to Play in Haiti
The A.V.B. has been invited by the
Football Association of Haiti to send a
team to represent Aruba in Haiti from
July 5 to July 14.
The A.V.B. has been practicing for
several weeks and the team expected to
go to Curacao June 21 to try out against
a picked Curacao combination. As a
result of this event in Haiti all matches
in the A class have been cancelled for
Lago Sport Park Committee a
anuncia cu plannan ta progresando
satisfactoriamente, pa preparaci6n
di e Olimpiada cu lo tin Anja di La
Reina. Tur atl6ticonan cu ta pensa
di tuma parti, ta word consehi di
cuminza pone nan mes den condi-
cion pa compete
The Lago Sport Park Committee
has announced that plans are
moving forward satisfactorily in
preparation for the coming Olym-
piad on the Queen's Birthday,
August 31. All athletes planning to
participate in the events are urged
to start giving thought to getting
into condition to compete.
Jose Winterdaal, a mechanic at the
Drydock, left for a four week vacation
May 12. Serapio Tromp, welder helper,
left for four weeks June 6. Ormond Wil-
liams left his mechanics tools for six
weeks June 11. Egbert Ashton will be
out of the Drydock machine shop for six
weeks starting June 16.
Luck was with M. V. Larode of the
Marine Department June 12 when he
won one-half of second prize in the
Curacao lottery. The prize amounts to
5000 guilders which is a nice tidy sum
for anybody to win.
William Labega, a boilermaker at the
Drydock will be on four weeks vacation
from June 11 on. Rigger Alberto Besaril
will leave for an eight-week long vaca-
tion starting June 23.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
June 1-15 Monday, June 23
June 16-30 Tuesday, July 9
June 1-30 Wednesday, July 9
E Siete Cabritonan y e Lobo
The Seven Goats and the Wolf
A Mother Goat lived in a hut by the
wood with her seven little goats.
One day she had to go to town so she
called all her children and told them to
be very careful about the wolf, for if he
had a chance he would surely eat them.
As soon as the Mother Goat was gone,
the wolf went to the hut and knocked on
the door. "Who is there?" the little goats
asked. "It is your mother; do open the
door", the wolf said in his gruff voice.
But the little goats said "Oh no Mr. Wolf,
our mother does not have such a gruff
voice" and they kept the door tightly
closed. Then the wolf went to the black-
smith and asked him to file his tongue
so that he might have a fine voice. When
this was done he went back to the hut
and asked in a fine voice to be let in. The
little goats were about to open the door
when one of them looked through the
louver and saw the wolf's ugly black paw
with its sharp nails. "Our mother does
not have such an ugly black paw", he
said and again they kept the door tightly
closed. Then the wolf went to the miller's
and bought a bag of flour. He put his
paws into the bag and they came out
covered with flour and they looked just
like Mother Goat's paws. Again he went
to the hut, and when the little goats
heard his fine voice and saw his white
paws they were sure it was their mother
and they opened the door wide. Then the
wolf got in and when they saw him, they
scattered all around and one hid under the
table, one under the closet and one in it,
one crawled under the bed and one cover-
ed himself under the blankets, while an-
other one jumped into the laundry
basket, and the smallest of them jumped
into the clock. Then the wolf went and
ate the one under the table, the one under
the closet and the one in it; he crawled
under the bed and ate that one, and then
he lifted the blankets and ate that one
too and he emptied the laundry basket
and ate the one that was in there. The
youngest, however, he could not find, and
as his tummy was full anyhow, he went
out to sleep by the river.
Mother Goat came home and when she
saw what had happened she cried and
cried. Then the little goat jumped from
the clock and he told his mother the
whole story and together they set out to
find the bad wolf.
They found him by the river, fast
asleep and snoring loudly. Mother Goat
took a big pair of scissors and cut him
open and out came the six little goats.
They all carried big heavy rocks and put
them into the wolf's tummy and Mother
Goat sewed it all up with a big needle.
When the wolf woke up he was very
thirsty and he got up to go to the river
for a drink. But as he bent to drink, all
the rocks rolled forward in his tummy
and he fell into the water and was
From that time Mother Goat never
had to worry again about leaving her
kids by themselves, when she had to go
Un Cabrito Mama tabata biba den un
cas na mondi cu su siete jioenan. Un dia
e mester a bai stad y el yama tur su
jioenan y el a bisa nan tene cuidao,
pasobre si e lobo haya un chens e ta come
Asina cu e Cabrito Mama a sali, e lobo
Sa bai bati na porta di nan cas. E cabri-
tonan chikito di: "Ta ken ta ey"? "Ta
boso mama a bolbe; habri porta, e lobo
di. Pero e cabritonan chikito di: "Ay no,
nos mama no tin stem grof asina", y nan
a tene e porta duru cerrd. E ora e lobo
a bai cerca smid y el a pidi smid bati su
lenga p6, pa su stem bira fini. Despues
el a bolbe bai bati na cas di e cabritonan
y ora el a pidi nan habri porta pB cu un
stem fini, e cabritonan a kere cu ta nan
mama. Net nan tabata bai habri e porta,
u-n di nan a loer door di jaluzi y el a mira
un pata preto mahos, cu ufianan largo.
"Nos mama no tin pata preto mahos
asina" e di y nan a bolbe tene e porta
duru cerra. E ora e lobo a bai cumpra un
sacu di harifia y el a hinca su patanan
aden. Ora cu el a bai cas di e cabritonan
el a pidi nan habri porta p6 cu su stem
fini y el a mustra nan su pata, cu tabata
blanco di e harifia, e cabritonan e kere
sigur cu ta nan mama y nan a habri
porta hancho. E ora e lobo a drenta y tur
e cabritonan a corre bai sconde. Un a
drenta bao mesa, un a drenta bao kashi
y un den dj6, un a krimp bao cama y un
a tapa su curpa bao klechi, mientras cu
un otro a drenta den makuto di paha/
sushi y esun di mas chikito a drenta den
Ora Mama Cabrito a yega y a mira
loque a socede el a yora te baba. E ora
e cabrito di mas chikito a bula fo'i oloshi
y el a conta tur e storia; e ora nan dos
a bai busca e lobo. Nan a hay6 drumi
banda di rio y unbez e Cabrito Mama a
corta e lobo cu un sker grand y tur e
seis cabritonan a sali afor. E ora nan tur
a carga piedra grand y nan a pone nan,
den barica di e lobo y e Mama Cabrito a
cose nan aden.
Ora e lobo a spierta e tabatin masha
sed y el a bai rio pa e bebe awa, pero
asina el a sak tur e piedranan a rola bini
p'adilanti den su stoma y el a cai di cabez
den e rio y el a hoga y el a keda hogan te
dia di awe.
Mi piome y mi dos Ta dos nota musical.
Mi tires ta un negaci6n Den tur su ninlcai6n.
Si bo hunga cu ml center Do tin un rato di
Ml hunter ta un palabra dl trea partly, y ta un cos
cu casi ninagn hende no at gusts.
MI pron.4 y mi ultimo ta un maner- di comunica
iles, noticia. etc.
MI segundo y tercejo tur beatia tin man cu un.
Mi ultimo y segundo ta part dl un co. necentsri
(Mira ki 'bao pa *Ilualn)
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