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AUGUST 8, 1947
VOL. 8, No. 10 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO, LTD.
"Rube-Goldberg" Kept Aruba Artillerymen Alert*
Stories of the war years keep popping
up. The latest to see the light of day
appeared first in the "Instrument Society
of Aruba Bulletin", and the Esso News
hereby "steals their stuff".
It seems the officers of the U.S.
Army's artillery detachment on Light-
house Hill needed something to sharpen
their men's shooting eye: a target that
was towed by a boat gave them too much
time to study the position and prepare
their 155 m.m. "Long Toms". What was
needed was something that would pop
into sight as abruptly as a submarine
Everybody figured a drum of burning
oil would make a fine target; the problem
was how to set it afire a certain length
of time after a boat had set it adrift
without the gunners knowing it was
there. J. S. Harrison suggested an arran-
gement of matches that would be passed
over a rough surface when an alarm
clock went off, but the matches always
It remained for an Instrument Depart-
ment gadgeteer, Art Krottnauer, to
produce the tricky set-up that finally
solved the problem. When the alarm
went off it turned a spool that set off a
rat trap that made a shotgun shell fire
into the gasoline that set the fuel oil on
fire and there was your target. The
whole shebang of which several dozen
were made would be towed into place
secretly by George Larson, who always
set the clock to give himself plenty of
time to get out of the way of those
The main trouble with this idea was
that eventually they had shot up all the
alarm clocks available. The next step
was chemicals, with F. Eaton, G. Larson,
E. Walsko, and L. Reifschneider having
a hand in a "super-Rube Goldberg". They
ran a zinc wire through a lead vial of
acid; when the acid ate through the wire,
its breaking would set off the rat trap,
which shattered a glass test tube. In the
test tube was a solution of phosphorus in
carbon disulphide, and when the glass
broke, this solution would spill on some
paper suspended over the oil. When the
carbon disulphide evaporated the phos-
phorus would flash, setting fire to the
paper, which set fire to the oil. And it
(The little Gremlin with the lighted
match is the Esso News' idea, in case the
clock stops or the glass fails to break.)
The original idea is still a little
worker: recently it was entered in a
gadget contest in the U.S.A., and won a
check for third prize out of 37 entries.
]KEEP PaM /FLYING
x A "Rube-Goldberg" is named for a cartoonist
who years ago drew silly pictures in which a long
series of crazy operations caused a very minor
result. Now it is used for almost any complicated
home-made invention. See story for how the rat
trap and alarm clock above, designed by Art
Krottnauer of Instrument, helped the U.S. Army.
Soluci6n di un Problema
E aparato complicA aki riba a yuda
hopi soldA sinja mik durante di guerra.
E soldanan tabatin mester di un blanco
cu ta parce na bista mei-mei di lamar di
repente, como si fuera un submarine.
Art Krottnauer di Instrument Depart-
ment a inventA e aparato especial cu ta
traha di es manera aki: Un oloshi poni
na un cierto ora ta cuminza wekker, y
segun cu e cuerda ta drei, e linja tambe
ta drei y ta hala e ratteval; asina cu e
ratteval bula, e ta dal un tiro den e drum
cu ta yena cu gasoline y pafia bieuw y un-
bez esaki ta pega candela. George Larson
di Acid Planta tabata hib6 mei-mei di
lamar, y tabata pone e oloshi na un ora
cu tabata dun6 basta tempo pa e kita di
ey banda, prom6 cu e soldanan cuminzA
cu nan ehercicio.
Queen's Birthday Brings
Sport Park Olympiad
Entries are now being accepted for
the many events in this year's Queen's
Birthday Olympiad at the Lago Sport
Park on August 31.
The list of attractions promises to be
much the same as in the past with few
changes. One of the changes, however,
will be the substitution of a five-mile
flat race inside the Sport Park for the
cross country race which has long been
an Olympiad standby.
A new feature, added this year, is the
decorated bicycle contest which should
do much to brighten up the Sport Park.
This event will be one of the highlights
of the day's entertainment, bringing out
all sorts of designs, shapes and what-
have-you, all set on top of bicycles.
The 1946 Olympiad's crowd of almost
2500 persons watched approximately 175
athletes do their stuff. This year's turn-
out should be even greater.
Entry blanks for the Olympiad may
be obtained at the Lago Police Office,
Lago Heights Post Office, the Lago
Club, Training Division (B. Douglas),
and at the Sport Park. They may also be
had from any member of the Sport Park
Committee, B. Viapree, Central Tool-
room; E. Huckleman, Dispensary; R.
Jailal, Electrical; G. Lawrence, Gas
Plant; J. de Vries, Gas Plant; and
F. Dirksz, Laboratory No. 3.
With the big event three weeks away,
athletes will be getting in condition, and
bicycle-decorators will start gathering
materials for the new contest.
Clip This Out
and keep it in your hat
Chart of Colors
Used on Safety Hats
(A good idea that brought E. J.
Kulisek of M. & C. a Coin Your
Ideas award of FIs. 35)
M. & C. Department
M. & C. Admin. Buff
Boiler & Welding Dark Green
Masons Light Green
Machinist Dark Red
Col. Mant Above colors
Marine Department M. & C. Dept.
Utilities Admin. Brown 6 Grey
Safety Department Light Red
Operating Department Aluminum
Craft foremen 'Wide Band
Tradesmen & Pushers Narrow Band
Training Tests 150
For New Appr. Class
Over 150 Aruban boys were inter-
viewed at various schools all over the
island last month, and given prelimi-
nary tests for entrance in the Company's
1947 apprentice training program.
The boys were scheduled to attend a
full-day session of testing at the Lago
Club August 5, with lunch served to
them by the Company at noon. Those
who meet the educational and physical
requirements for apprentices will start
regular classes in September.
Mas di 150 mucha-hombernan Arubia-
no a word entrevista na varies school-
nan riba henter e isla lu-na pasa, y a pasa
testnan preliminario pa nan drenta Com-
pania su Programa di 1947 pa Entrena-
miento di Aprendiznan.
E mucha-hombernan lo pasa henter un
dia na Lago Club dia 5 di Augustus, pa
nan haci testnan y merdia Compania lo
percura pa nan haya nan "lunch". Esnan
cu pasa testnan bon y cu pasa examina-
ci6n di dokter lo cuminzA como aprendiz-
nan na September.
Na bands drechi, na school di Santa Cruz, Jan
Werleman ta contest preguntanan cu hendenan
di Training Division ta haci6. Aki bao, Juan Warls-
man ta haya su turn, mientras Pastor Grove y
Fr6re Alexander ta scucha.
At right, Jan Werleman Is questioned at Santa
Cruz by C. Hope. J. deLange, and E. Hassell of the
Training Division. Below, Juan Werleman is inter-
viewed. Others In the lower picture, left to right,
are F. Scott, who heads the Training Division,
Father Grave, J. deLange, Frere Alexander,
E. Hassell, and R. Orosco.
June Big "C.Y.I."
Month- 695 G's Split by
June proved itself a lucky month for
23 Lagoites when they each took part of
a 695 guilder "C.Y.I." pot home. High
man for the month was J. N. Faucett of
Instrument who picked off a 100 guilder
award for suggesting a new method for
cleaning the 02 analyzer regenerator top
gas sample line.
Wilhelm de Souza was runner up in
the big money bracket with a Fls. 75 sug-
gestion to relocate the supply for steam
to the feed and slurry jets from the main
line to the Cracking section supply line.
Other awards for June were:
Abdul Syed, Fls. 15.00, suggested
change in refinery code book for code
Andrew Lampkin, Fla. 20.00, reinstal-
lation of extension rod at Low Octane
George Echelson, Fls. 50.00, silver
solder all electric soldering iron tips.
Monohar Lall, Fls. 20.00, use I.B.M.
cards for Lago Club accounts.
Mrs. Terry Stidd, Fls. 20.00, distribute
company literature to offices and recep-
John Orosco, Fls. 20.00, improve orga-
nization set-up at Storehouse Section B.
Robert Mayer, Fls. 20.00, replace bee-
hive covers with flat covers during
general inspection of units.
Jacques Lobbrecht, Fls. 20.00, use dis-
carded bronze condenser tubing for
swimming up pump-bed plates.
Percy Hazell, FIs. 20.00, install railing
to eliminate traffic hazard at corner of
Thomas Saltibus, Fls. 20.00, adopt box
system for treatments at Lago Hospital.
Alejandro Koolman, Fls. 15.00, fire
Continued on Page 5
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PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I. aY THE
LAGO OIL A TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, August 29. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, August 22
Printed by the Curacao Courant. Curacao, N.W.I.
Wide Awake at the Switch
The oil industry got its humble start because
kerosene made a better light than whale oil or candles.
In the decades when kerosene was the foundation of
the industry, other parts of the crude oil, like gasoline,
were more or less of a wasteful nuisance.
With the coming of electric power and the auto-
mobile, the positions reversed, and kerosene became a
secondary product, while gasoline was developed into
a super-fuel. Today, while gasoline has lost none of its
importance, products of the quality of kerosene are
prominent again as possible fuels for jet propulsion.
The changes are typical of the oil industry's alertness
in keeping up with (and sometimes ahead of) changing
needs, and the Company is second to none in experi-
menting with present and future fuels.
Among the most important studies being made in
Company laboratories are:
I Gas turbines, which develop great power in
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this Isse)
Simon Coronel Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Gordon OllIvlerre Electrical
Luciano Wever Labor
Simon Geerman Drydock
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphll Jones Receiving A Shipping
Erskine Anderson Acid A Edeleanu
Sam Vlapree L. 0. F.
Fernando Da Sllva Pressure Stills
Bertle Vlapree C.T.R. A Field Shops
Hugo do Vrles T.S.D. Office
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2
Jaclnto de Kort ....... Laboratories 1 A 2
Henry Nassy Laboratory 8
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo Easo A Lago Clubs
Elsa Mackintosh Dining Halls (8)
EIric Crichlow Catalytic
Alvin Texelra Gas A Poly Plants
Calvin Hassell M A O. Office
Federico Ponson Masons A Insulators
Edward Larmonle Carpenter A Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham .ipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco .. Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Vanisha Ogarro Laundry
Rcardo Van lar .... .. Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Hubert Ecury Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel RaJroop Special
PICTURE CREDITS: By Samuel Rajroop, Neth. Singer. Richiardi Troupe.
and Acctg. Presentation. page 4; Sea Turtle, page 5:
U.N.I.A., page 6.
comparison to their weight;
2 Fuels for higher compression ratio engines,
which will give the motorist more miles per gallon and
3 Fuels from gas and coal; and
4 Jet propulsion.
These things sound distant to an employee putting
out today's gallon of gasoline today. But they indicate
that his company is not "asleep at the switch". Millions
of dollars go into the ceaseless experimental work that k
will keep the Company a leader in a changing world.
A "Fuel of the Future" demonstrates its power at a Company laboratory, where jet propulsion Is
Bn important subject of study. The Standard Oil Development Company is working on the ram-let
for the U.S. Navy In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University.
Aruba to Supply
For South American Homes
Fuel for the homes of Brazil is to
result from shipments of liquefied pro-
pane gas from Aruba to Brazilian ports
in the not distant future.
The first tanker to deliver the new
fuel was the Esso Sao Paulo, which load-
ed its propane cargo at Wilmington,
Delaware and stopped in here on the way
to Rio de Janiero July 19 in order to pick
up several thousand barrels of gasoline,
kerosene and other white oils.
At present facilities are under con-
struction here for the production and
shipping of the propane, and upon their
completion, the regular shipments to
Latin American consumers will begin.
The propane is expected to be used
primarily in homes for gas ranges, re-
frigerators, and water heaters. It is also
expected to have extensive use in those
industrial and commercial processes
where accurate control of temperature
Several tankers are being converted
Luis C. de Palm of the Tabulating
Department and Ana Maria Bislick were
married at St. Theresa's Church in San
Nicolas on Thursday, July 17. A recep-
tion followed at the bride's home. The
couple will live in Oranjestad.
At a presentation made by Rosimbo
Croes on Monday, July 14, Luis received
a check as a wedding gift from his co-
Pedro Odor, Esso News reporter for
the Accounting Department, resigned on
July 15, after 15 years and 3 months of
service with the Company. He plans to
go to Venezuela and settle down there.
At the beginning of his career with
Lago, Pedro worked in the Marine office,
but for the last ten years he was a mem-
ber of the Material Accounting Staff.
into propane carriers and will be making
regular runs to Central and South
From Bayway-to the East Indles-to the West
Indies is the 30-year service record of Leroy C.
Miller of M. & C. Leroy started at Bayway in
1916, was transferred to Palembang, N.E.I. in
1927, where he stayed until 1937 when he came
to Aruba. Above, General Manager J. J. Horigan
presents him with a 30-year button in recognition
of his services.
Captain Charles E. Wright joined the Lago Ship-
ping Company In 1927 as second officer on the
S.S. "Ambrosio". After obtaining his Master's
Certificate In 1929, his first command was the
S.S. "Inverlago" In 1931. He is at present com-
manding the S.S. "Andino".
I EW ARRIVALS
A son. Edward Michael. to Mt. and Mrs. Eric
Wardally, July 4.
A daughter, Aida Adeleida. to Mr. and Mrs.
Gerrit Croes. July 5.
A daughter. -Magda Falomena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Luis Olive. July 6.
A daughter. Edith Elizbeth. to Mr. and Mrs. Al-
fonso Winklaar. July 7.
A son. Errol Fitzroy, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Hassell. July 8.
A son, Victor Hipolito. to Mr. and Mrs. Elias
Zimmerman. July 8.
A son. Patrick Walford. to Mr. and Mrs. John
Warner. July 8.
A daughter. Helenita, to Mr. and Mrs. Fran-
cisco Lampe. July 9.
A daughter. Kathy Lucinda. to Mr. and Mrs.
James Davis, July 11.
A son. Anthony Godwin, to Mr. and Mrs. David
Cummings. July Il.
A daughter, Sinita Veroniqua, to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Cranson. July 12.
A son, Robelto Leonardo. to Mr. and Mrs. Gran-
ville Arrindell. July 14.
A son, Roland Henrick, to Mr. and Mrs. Fer-
nando Fingal. July 15.
A son. Edmund Ovilio, to Mr. and Mrs. Theodor
Dane. July 16.
A daughter, Carmen. to Mr. and Mrs. Emillano
Maduro. July 16.
A daughter. Barbara Louise. to Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Ewart, July 16
A daughter. Maria Augustina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Macario de Cuba. July 17.
A daughter, Aurora Darinda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Simion Roos. July 17.
A son, Irvine Edward, to Mr. and Mrs. Olivine
Simmons. July 18.
A daughter. Imelda Gertrude, to Mr. and Mrs.
Wilco Engelbrecht, July 22.
A son. Errol Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
O'Garrow. July 23.
A daughter, Allison Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Johnson. July 25.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Hodge, July 25.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Luis Medina. July 28.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith. July 28
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Casper Arrindell.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Carlito Angela. July 28.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Luis Maduro,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Marin. July 29
Game of Patience
Most hobbies require patience.
Whether you rebuild an old lifeboat into
a motorized fishing schooner, make
model churches out of matchboxes, or
collect stamps or seashells, you spend an
endless number of hours at it.
For patience in the largest doses, how-
ever, probably very few hobbies exceed
orchid growing, which occupies the free
hours of two Lagoites. When they plant
a seed, it may be as much as eight years
before they will know whether it will
eventually produce the beautiful blos-
som that is the aristocrat of the flower
world. Apples and orchids have that in
common it takes about the same
length of time to grow either from seed.
Russ Ewing of T.S.D. has developed
what he calls "the world's most modern
primitive orchid laboratory" behind one
of the Bachelor Quarters: primitive be-
cause it looks like a New Guinea head-
hunter's establishment, modern because
of carefully controlled experiments with
chemicals, fertilizers, and other factors
to produce better orchids among the
1,000 plants in his collection. Among his
many experiments is a secret one on fer-
tilizer. The rare feature about this ferti-
lizer is that he gets it from insects. He
won't say what insect it is, since the
supply is naturally limited, and he wants
to keep his corner on the market if it is
as successful as he thinks it will be.
Mrs. Frank Roding, wife of a T.S.D.
employee, has a more formalized orchid
garden, with proper benches, double
layers of cheesecloth on the walls to let
through just the right amount of sun-
light, and 500 plants from South and
Central America, the West Indies, the
East Indies, Mexico, and the Philippines.
She has a Curagao orchid that she and
her husband found growing on Chris-
topher Mountain, and an Aruban orchid
(called Brassavola Nodosa) that grows
in the valleys around Fontein. She expe-
riments too, with 20 bottles seeded. She
Mrs. Frank Roding examines a spray of big
"Cattleya" orchid blooms grown in her garden.
has had more than 40 big blooms at one
time on ten plants, and says that she
finds studying and caring for her collec-
tion a fascinating hobby.
Growers of orchids devote as much
loving care to their precious plants as
a hen does to her chicks. This probably
leads to the first of two mistaken ideas
about orchids, that they are extremely
delicate. Actually, they are very hardy.
The orchid grower may gently spray his
plants several times a day with carefully
tested water; yet many varieties are
capable of storing up great quantities of
food and water so they can survive
droughts that would kill most flowers.
The great amount of care lavished on
domesticated orchids is not wasted, how-
ever, since these pampered plants multi-
ply faster than their cousins in the
jungle, and also produce bigger blooms
The other false idea is that orchids
are parasites, simply because they are
Continued on page 5
Gas Here and
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 8 1947
AUGUST B 14R
The drawing above at left shows the "trap door" contained in an orchid blossom to prevent it from
pollinating Itself (see text on opposite page).
Above at right, orehid-faneler Russ Ewing examines a plant at the doorway of one of his two orchid
houses. Besides the fact that It is chock full of orchids, the building Is noteworthy for Its carefully
engineered dome construction of interlaced bamboo strips.
At right is the complete life cycle of an orchid, with a span of about eight years.
1. This big seed pod took ten months to form.
2. The bottle holds some 300,000 seeds. Careful determinations have shown that as many as
*50,000 seeds may come from a single pod.
2. The seeds are planted in sterilized and sealed bottles, where they spend nearly a year.
4. Several dozen tiny plants are placed together In a wire screen with glass covering.
S. After a year or so the plants are placed separately in coconut shells, gourds, or similar
4. Another couple of years and the plant nears the blooming stage.
7. Two beautiful blossoms are ready to please someone. If they escape being made into a corsage,
and are properly fertilized, they will produce the seed pod Illustrated In Figure 1, and the
eight-year cycle starts again.
E portretnan rib a pdglna aki ta mustra hoffinan dl orquidla dl Russ Ewing dl T.S.D. y dl Seaora
Rodlog. E. plancbinan to pidl un cuido especial; di ora cu plant un slmlya te ora cu e planchl saka
floor, sa dura oebo anja. Aki bao nos ta mira Senora Roding ta spruit awa, cu a word prepared y
getest coldadosamente riba su planchlnan. Ariba, na banda drechl, Russ Ewing den port di un dl
so des ehffinan di orquidla. Den hoekl banda robez dl e pAgina, interior dl e dl dos hoffl dl Russ
Ewing. Den boekl banda drechl, botternan cu Sra. Roding ta usa pa plant s suimiyanan aden. Mas
absh, mel-mel, un better dl whiskey ta sirbi di "Incubator" pa Russ Ewing"; despues dl ocho luna
* elmlya ta on planchl di un cuarto dulm y casl cla pa transplant. Aki bao, na banda drechl, un
hoekl di hobeff di Sra. Roding ta mustra hopi planchinan den tur fasenan di desaroyo. Den e grupo
tin mas di 40 orquidia. Na banda drechl, nos per mira com e desaroyo di ocho anja ta tuma lugar.
For di un simiya sterlllza hermdtlcamente cerra den un better sterilizA (1), te ocho anja despues,
ora cu un tir excepclonalmente bunita ta pone nos admiral misterlonan di Naturaleza (7).
Above, Mrs. Riding waters her orchids with a spray that produces a fine mist. The water must be
carefully tested and prepared to make It healthful for the plants.
Above, one end of the Roding orchid house shows a great number of plants in all stages of
development. Over 40 big "Corsage-type" blossoms are In the picture.
At left, the interior of Russ Ewlng's second orchid house In the trough at right edge of picture,
he experiments with "hydroponics" methods of growing orchids In gravel or cinders.
At right, Mrs. Roding uses flasks for sprouting orchid seeds. Pots In front of the cas show various
stages of development.
Below, a whiskey bottle serves Russ Ewing as one of his "Incubatore". After eight months in the
bottle, the plants are about one-quarter of an inch high, and nearly ready for transplanting.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 8 1947
4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
-AUGUST 8. 1947
A snack on a lonely graveyard shift in the Tank Farm is what these men hope for when they work
In their garden. Here A. Martinus, A. Lambertus, A. de Santos and L. van Esch pose before their
fertile patch of ground. In front of them are some good sized potatoes they have grown there. Their
farm-within-a-farm includes a mango tree too (it has not yet produced). From the plot they have
taken at times tomatoes, beans and watermelons.
The latest program of the
Aruba Art Circle brought to
Aruba Cot4 van der Mark,
famous Dutch soprano
(right), who gave a recital
at the Bolivariana Club on
July 23. She was accompa-
nied at the piano by Mrs. V.
S. Noorduyn, wife of the
General Manager of the
Shell refinery in Curacao.
The picture shows the artists
with the bouquets they re-
ceived from the Aruba Art
Circle after their fine per.
This group of Hospital employees (above) said goodbye to Virginia Peters July 12 and gathered
to present her with a check as a parting gift. Virginia plans to go to the States to work. From left.
Nina van Gurp. Mathurine Medonne, Ina Grovell, Christina Gibbs, Virginia Peters. Darling Nyack,
Rosalie Cathline, Lucia Hodges and Eudoxia Wilson (presenting the check).
Luis de Palm of Tabulating and Anna Maria Bislick were married on July 27. In the picture Rosimbo
Croes presents the wedding gift of a check to Luis, in behalf of his friends in the department, a few
days before the ceremony took place.
Luls de Palm di Tabulating y Anna Maria Bislick a casa dia 17 di Jull. Riba e portret. Rosimbo
Croes ta present un cheque na Luis, come regal di casamento di su amigonan den e departamento,
algun dia prome cu e matrimonio a tuma lugar.
Big-time variety entertainment came to Aruba late last month when the
Richlardl Jr. troupe from the Argentine opened at the new De Veer theater
for a week of songs, dancing, and magic. Four of the show's 26 girls take
time out from a rehearsal to pose for an Esso News camera. The show stirred
memories in oldtimers like S. N. Ecury and Captain J. Beaujon, who recall
seeing Richlardl Sr. In a similar act in Curagao about 40 years ago.
Posando pa camera dl Esso News, nos ta mira cuater mucha-muher cu ta
perteneee na e grupo dl Richlardl Jr.. cu a hunga na teatro nobo De Veer
na fin dl luMo pasi.
The two Paint Shop em-
ployees left and right are
nearing the end of a big job,
putting departmental colors
on safety hats. The work has
been in progress several
months. At left, Ciriano
Geerman sprays a long row
of hats, while Whitfield
Cummings, at right, adds
the bands of color that
denote foremen and pushers.
Dos empleado di Paint Shop,
na banda robez y drechl, ta
terminando un job grand.
esta dl pone colornan depar-
tamental riba sombrenan dl
seguridad. Va ta varlos luna
cu nan ta traha riba nan.
Na banda robez, Ciriaco
Geerman ta supla un careda
largo di sombre, mientras cu
Whitfield Cummings. na
banda drechl, ta pone e
banchinan di diferente color
pa denotA foreman y
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AtlGUST s, te47
Sport Park Cricket Series Held
Statia and Mixed Teams Play
A cricket weekend was held at Lago
Sport Park July 19 and 20 when the
St. Eustatius Club of Curacao visited to
play a series with a pair of Aruba teams.
Before a considerable gathering July
19 the Curagao club beat the St. Eusta-
tius club of Aruba 154 for all to 62 for
all. H. Reid of the visiting team was high
man with 51 runs. S. Spanner of the
Aruba club captured 5 wickets for 62
runs. The local team's low score was due
to the excellent bowling performance of
Bryson of Curacao, who bowled un-
changed and finished up with 7 wickets
for 20 runs.
On the following morning a large
crowd witnessed the second match of
the series pitting St. Eustatius of Cura-
gao against a mixed Aruba team. The
match ended in a draw, 126 for all and
126 not out. High man for the home
team was I. Howe with 62 runs.
At the close of the play Calvin Has-
sell of the Lago Sport Park Committee
presented Captain Reid of the Curaqao
team with a cup for having defeated the
St. Eustatius Club of Aruba on the day
Prize winners included H. Reid,
I. Howe, and J. Thompson for batting;
L. Bryson and S. Spanner for bowling,
and I. Howe won a prize for all-round
Aruba faced Curacao in cricket on the weekend
of July 19-20 when the St. Eustatius Club of
Curaqao visited to play the St. Eustatius Club of
Aruba and on the following day a mixed Aruba
team. At top is Aruba's St. Eustatlus team which
lost to the Curagao outfit July 1t. Back row left,
F. Lynch, A. Spanner. G. Dunkrit, L. Courtier,
J. Thompson, B. Bennett, S. Spanner, A. Peters.
In front C. Winterveldt, P. Berkel, 0. Canwood,
W. Hlllman and A. Lopes.
Center, the victorious St. Eustatius Club of Cura-
gao. Standing at left, H. Reid, J. Richardson.
J. Berkle, P. Charles, Hooker, W. Taylor,
S. Rogers. In front, G. Dorsett, A. Bryson,
C. Lopes,, T. Newton and H. Lopes.
At bottom is Aruba's mixed team. Standing,
C. Brown, P. Berkel, M. Pandt, 0. Newton, C. Hem-
strack, 1. Howe, B. Vlapree (committee), M. Ed-
wards. Kneeling, C. Sharpe, T. Johnson, A. Per.
rotte, K. Perrotte, and W. Canwood.
vs Lago Heights
vs San Lucas
vs San Lucas
vs Aruba Reds
Seguridad ta lo Miho
PATIENCE From page 2
often seen growing on trees. This is not
true. Some types of orchids are perfectly
capable of growing, and thriving, on
nothing more nourishing than a section
of steel pipe. Some plants grow with
their roots entirely in the air, others
with roots in soil.
There are over 15,000 different shapes,
sizes, and colors of orchids in nature,
plus more thousands created by cross-
breeding. One evidence of the orchid's
being the most highly developed flower
in the world is seen in the drawing on
page 3. If an orchid were to pollinate it-
self (inbreeding) the stock would dete-
riorate. To prevent this the flower keeps
its pollen behind a trap door, which is
held shut by a bee entering to get honey.
As the bee leaves, he brushes the trap
door open, and the pollen is deposited on
his back, to be left in the next blossom
The planting of orchid seeds makes an
ordinary gardener's efforts look like the
proverbial bull in a china shop. The
bottle they are to be planted in must be
sterile, and even the seeds themselves
are sterilized, so that no mildew will form
during the long months when the bottle
is hermetically sealed. From one to two
thousand seeds are planted in a single
bottle, from which 200 to 800 may grow.
They are planted in agar, a jelly that is
made from seaweed. Mixed in with the
jelly is food for the plants, a complicated
solution containing such items as 0.25
gms. of MgSO4-7H20 and 0.50 gms. of
Then for nearly a year the bottle is un-
disturbed, except for anxious inspection
by the grower. Eventually the tiny plants
are snaked out through the neck of the
bottle with a wire and planted 50 to a
3-inch pot. After a year or more of this
they are transferred to individual pots,
and four or five years later there is your
The last two paragraphs probably
explain why so few people grow orchids.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
July 16-31 Friday, August 8
August 1-15 Saturday, August 23
Saturday, August 9
"C.Y.I." From page I
blanket for Gasoil Transfer Pumphouse.
Edmond Emanuel, Fls. 30.00, install
drain line from 14th to 2nd floor at
Harry Nahar, Fls. 15.00, change feed
sample draw off at the Pitch Stills, and
Fls. 25.00, hook-up a permanent water
line to suction line of pumps 1143 & 1144
Oscar Jacobus, Fls. 20.00, replace
buzzers at Commissary with claxon horn.
Egbert Carrilho, Fls. 20.00, change
bypass valve by side stream to storage
line at Nos. 3 & 5 Crude stills.
Egerton Sutherland, FIs. 20.00, install
extension rod to 6" block valve at reac-
tor product line.
Andrew Lampkin, Fls. 20.00, eliminate
safety hazard at L.O. Butane Plant.
Arnold Bute, Fls. 50.00, use brass nip-
ples on water hose at various units.
Grafton Keane, Fls. 20.00, slope for
Esso Dining Hall floor.
Stanley Moniz, Fls. 20.00, raise PCAR
cycle oil to L.L.G.O. line.
The four awards for May were:
Thomas Quinn, Fls. 50.00, change
douche water wash connection in W-6
drum at West Acid Treating Plant.
Denis Hanlon, Fls. 25.00, construct
road running east and west between
spheroids 720, 721, 730.
Sydney Green, Fls. 15.00, install
screens on louvres in men's private room
at Lago Heights Club.
Preston Hunt, commendation, improv-
ed system of circulating notices.
Fighters to Meet in August
Fight fans in Aruba will soon be treat-
ed to a superior brand of pugilism when
Baba Adams, young heavyweight, meets
Kid Charol, noted Venezuelan heavy, in
Swingsters Square Garden on August 16.
Both boys have had good records in
past performances, and should provide
the customers with a fine evenings enter-
Theodore Ponson, Drydock mechanic,
left July 29 for a 10-week vacation.
Frank Gilkes, Drydock steno, left for 10
weeks August 1. He planned to go to
B.G. by way of Trinidad and Barbados.
It will be his first time back in six years.
New Cricket Competition Starts
Records Broken in First Match
In the first match of a new cricket
series July 27, the Eagle C.C. and the
Maple C.C. drew, with Eagle making 309
for 9 wickets and Maple 174 for 6.
The Eagle's 309 in the first match is
the highest team score ever made in
Aruba, and their high batter W. Joseph
also broke a record, making 139 runs in-
cluding nine 6's and twelve 4's. High
man for Maple was B. Seeley with 60
The competition is being played for
the Atlas Cup, donated by Phil Alexan-
der of the Esso filling station in San
Nicolas. Three teams are competing in
the two-round robin series. They are the
Eagle, Maple, and Grenada cricket clubs.
Cuater Nortero a Vangu Un
Driekiel Grandisimo na Arashi
Algun dia despues cu Hubert Leverock
di Pressure Stills a vangu un tortuga di
200 liber banda di cabala bieuw di Ame-
rican Legion (mira Esso News di 18 di
Juli), un otro bestia di awa grandisimo a
subi tera banda di Westpunt na e lugar
cu yama Arashi. Nunca Arashi no taba-
tin tanto bishita; cantidad di hende a bai
ey pa mira e monstruo.
E bestia a bini tera pa pone webo, ora
cu cuater piscador di Nort a mire, kende-
nan, despues di a pasa hopi trabao, final-
mente a logra di mare. Tabata un drie-
kiel cu tabatin 6 pia di largo y di 3 of 4
di hancho, y cu tabata pisa mas o menos
E piscadornan a bai cas despues cu
nan a mar6, cu idea di mat6 pa su mayan,
pero ora nan a bolbe ya e driekiel a muri
bieuw caba. E piscadornan a keda malo,
despues cu ya nan tabata prepare pa un
bon tayo di driekiel. Nan unico consuelo
tabata e cinco webonan cu e bestia a
pone prome cu el a muri, asina cu toch
nan tabatin siquiera un bon desayuno.
This big fellow started rumors that swept the
Island, about a huge sea monster landing on
Aruba's shores, weighing up to two tons. Subject
to correction by marine-biology experts, he Is a
sea turtle (here shown minus on* flipper, which
probably made a big kettle of turtle soup for
Giant Sea-Turtle Lands
On Beach Near Westpunt
A few days after Hubert Leverock of
Pressure Stills caught a 200-lb. turtle
near the old Legion hut (see issue of
July 18), another monster was caught at
the other end of the island near the light-
house at Westpunt. Arashi never saw so
many visitors; hundreds of people visit-
ed the beach to look at the visitor from
The animal had come up on the land
to lay eggs, when spied by four fisher-
men from Noord, who after lots of
trouble, finally succeeded in tying it up.
The big fellow was about 5 feet long
and from 3 to 4 feet wide, while its
weight was estimated to be 600 pounds.
The fishermen went back home after
they had tied it up, planning to kill it
the next day, but when they returned
they found that the turtle had beaten
them to it. It was already dead, which
was too bad for the fishermen, as it rob-
bed them of a nice juicy 300-year-old
dinner. However, they did get a break-
fast out of the five eggs the turtle laid
in the sand before it gave up the ghost.
AUGUST E* ll47
ARUBA 530 IdIWS LUaU,? S. 1*41
Present Shorthand Awards to 3 at U. N. I. A. Ha
Before a group of over 100 spectators,
three students of Gregg method short-
hand received various types of profi-
ciency certificates at the U.N.I.A. Hall in
San Nicolas, July 11. The students have
been studying under Miss Sylvia Benja-
min and were rewarded for their efforts
at the ceremony.
Two of the scholars, Dennis and
Rafael Williams, are the sons of Wilfred
Williams of the Colony Commissary and
the third is Ostend Pantophlet, an ap-
prentrice. Dennis' award was for passing
a 100-word speed test and Rafael receiv-
ed two, one for 80-word speed test and
another for knowledge of theory. Panto-
phlet's certificates were for 60-word
speed and also for theory.
The presentations were made by Rev.
E. H. Thomas of the Methodist Church,
who gave a talk on education and its
relation to industry.
The ceremonies were followed by
refreshments and dancing.
This group of shorthand students gathered with visitors at the U.N.I.A. Hall July 11, to see three
of their colleagues receive certificates for proficiency in shorthand. They are from left Nina Labega,
W. W. Orgias, Clara Duncan, Raymond Simon, George Reddock, Diego Pierre, W. W. Alexander,
Mrs. Winnifred Lawrence, Sylvia Benjamin, Constance Yates, Reverend Thomas, Claudius Noel,
Viola Veira, Litchfteld Anderson. Susan Arrindell, Mrs. Rosa Isaac, and seated, Jean Williams and
Alma Lucas. At right above, Reverend E. H. Thomas presents Dennis Williams with a certificate.
Rita Williams of the Colony Commis-
sary became Mrs. Peter James Sagers at
a wedding at St. Theresa's Church in
San Nicolas on July 25. Bernhardstraat
95, San Nicolas is the new address of
this couple. Mr. Sagers works in the Cen-
Cecile Bishop of the Hospital, wife
of C. L. Bishop of the Colony Zone
office celebrated her birthday in fine
style. The date was July 15 and Mrs.
Bishop entertained her many friends at
her home, Lago Heights 16, on the
Ill Employee's Sister Visits
SFrom Neth. East Indies
Visiting Aruba on vacation from their
home in the East Indies, Mr. and Mrs.
Julius Ch. Curiel related tales of Japa-
nese cruelty to internees during the war.
Mrs. Cu.riel is a
sister to Dick Si-
bilo of the Store-
house and Mr.
Curiel is "Hoofd-
van Financirn" at
At a party given
by the Icora Club
at D. Vlaun's
home in Lago
Heights at which
they were guests
of honor, Mrs. Curiel's husband gave a
brief talk on conditions in the East
Indies during the war years. Both Mrs.
Curiel and her husband spent time in
concentration camps, and declared that
Japanese cruelty was indescribable. As a
souvenir of their stay under the
Japanese, Mr. Curiel carries a large scar
on his left hand caused by a Jap sword.
As a result of insufficient medical care,
the hand is now permanently injured.
Dr. Hagens, who now practices in San
Nicolas, was held in the same camp and
tried to help him as well as he could, but
no supplies were available and the doctor
could do little.
The couple left for Miami July 21
where they plan to visit another of Mrs.
Curiel's brothers. From there they plan
to go to Holland to have the injured
hand operated on, and then at the end of
the vacation they will return to the East
Umpires Association to Form
The Lago Sport Park Committee
recently made plans for a Cricket
Umpires Association, the purpose of
which will be to furnish umpires for
cricket matches played locally. Lectures
on the theory and practice of umpiring
will be given by R. B. Rohoman of
Anyone interested in becoming a
member is urged to get in touch with
Bertie Viapree at the Central Tool Room
Models Made From Anything
By Powerhouse Modelmaker
Building a church might seem like a
considerable task for one man, but not
the way D. L. Eustace of No. 2 Power-
house does it. He builds real-as-life
models with stuff like old onion crates,
a few pieces of glass, some nails, paint,
glue, and a couple of old light bulbs.
His most recent model, that of the
Methodist Church in San Nicolas, took
him about two weeks in his spare time.
Above, D. L. Eustace of Powerhouse No. 2 with
his model of the Methodist church made from old
boards, discarded glass and a few cents worth
of paint and glue.
The model (see picture) is an exact
replica of the big church, and is illumin-
ated on the inside by electric lights, and
the clock in the door really runs.
David has not limited himself to
churches alone. Among his projects he
numbers a toy windmill made of wood
and discarded egg-beater parts, which
spins a pair of tiny airplanes in the air.
He has also made a used 1000-watt light
bulb, painted, decorated and set in a
wooden base, into a unique table lamp.
or Edney Huckleman at the Plant
Storia di un Leon y un Rat6n
Un dia un raton a sali for di su hol pa
e busca cuminda. E ratonnan chikito
tabatin chamber tur ora y como nan tata
a muri na man di un pushi, e pober mama
tabata na careda tur ora pa e haya basta
cuminda pa tur e jioenan.
Na caminda e tabatin mala suerte di
pasa banda di un leon. E leon no tabatin
chamber, pasobra el a caba di come, pero
ora el a mira e raton ta pasa bela yen,
el a rek su pata, vang6, jies pa pret.
E raton a cuminza jora, pidi e leon
lagu& bai, y el a conta di su pober jioenan
sin tata. E leon a haya un tiki duele di
dje y despues di a tent6 un poco e di:
"Laga tumba, wiri-wiri, bo ta asina
chikito, cu bo no ta sirbi ni pa pasa-boca"
y el a laga e raton bai.
E raton a corre cu stof a keda bula, te
pone e leon dal dos tres niester, pero des-
pues e leon no a pensa mas riba e raton.
Algun siman despues tabatin hopi
jaagdo den mondi; nan a pone trampa
tur caminda y no a dura much prom6 cu
e leon a cai den un net. Su grufiamento
furioso tabata pone henter mondi tembla
y tur e otro bestianan di mondi tabata
tended; e raton tambe. Cordando con e
leon a dune un chens, ora ya el a kere
di pasa pa cielo di ratonnan, e raton
a bisti su sombre y a corre bai caminda
e leon tabata. Cu su djentenan skerpi el
a morde tur e cabuyanan na pida-pida, te
ora cu e leon por a sali y tabata liber
Nunca e leon por a yega di pensa cu e
raton chikirikitico por a salba su bida.
The Lion and the Mouse
Once a mouse ventured out of its
hiding place, to find something to eat.
The baby mice were always hungry and
as their father had been caught by a cat,
this mouse had a busy life, trying to find
enough food for the kids and herself.
On the way she had to pass by a lion's
den. Hoping that the lion would be out
too, she crossed her fingers and started
running past the dangerous spot. She
was promptly caught by the lion.
He had just finished a great dinner
and was not hungry at all, but seeing the
little mouse scurrying past, he threw out
his paw and trapped her, just for fun.
The mouse begged to be let loose, tel-
ling the lion about her poor fatherless
children. The lion pitied the poor little
thing and after teasing her a bit, he said:
"Go on you little crumb, you're too small
anyhow", and set the animal free. The
mouse thanked her lucky stars and made
one dash to her hole, her tiny little heart
still beating like mad. The lion went his
way, never wasting another thought on
what had happened.
A few weeks later there were many
hunters in the forest. Traps were set
everywhere and soon the lion was caught
in a net. Trying to get free, he only suc-
ceeded in getting hopelessly tangled up.
His furious roars were heard all through
the forest by all the animals; by the
little mouse also. Remembering how once
the lion had let her go, when she had
already imagined herself all chewed up,
she picked up her skirts and hurried to
the place were the lion was.
With her sharp little teeth, the mouse
gnawed through the pieces of rope, un-
til there was a hole big enough for the
lion to get through and be free again.
Little had the lion thought that the
tiny mouse would some day save his life.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
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