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VOL. 8, No. 12 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD. SEPTEMBER 19, 1947
FIs. 1340 In
Over 100 drivers attended the annual
Lago Safe Drivers Meeting at the Prin-
cipal Theater in San Nicolas August 26,
with their invited guests swelling the
attendance to over 200. A feature of the
evening was the awarding of FIs. 1340
in quarterly safe drivers awards to 134
men. Talks, the awarding of a valuable
door prize, and movies rounded out the
With Jan Beaujon of the Safety Divi-
sion as master of ceremonies, the princi-
pal speaker was Mechanical Superinten-
dent H. C. Chippendale, who congratu-
lated and commended the men for their
records. He spoke of the need for in-
creased skill and care in using the new
equipment that is being put in service;
he also pointed out the opportunity and
benefits to be had by the drivers in the
training course that was recently started
In addition to the cash awards of ten
guilders each to 134 men, 25 drivers re-
ceived safe driving emblems for good
records ranging from one to seven years.
Four of the men were in the seven-year
The door prize of a 15-jewel watch
went to fortunate Edmund Fortune of
Transportation, who held the winning
ticket No. 117.
A slide film titled "Defensive Driving"
and a regular feature-length movie com-
pleted the program.
Credit for valuable assistance went to
E. de Veer, who donated the use of the
theater and the feature movie, and to the
East End Transportation Co., which sent
a special bus to outlying parts of the
island to bring in and later take home a
number of the drivers.
It-- ^ r-- I-^ l
I KEEP P 2M IFLYIN
Chauffeurnan Ta Ricibi
Premionan di Seguridad
Mas di 100 chauffeurnan tabata pre-
sente na e Reunion Anual di Chauffeur-
nan di Lago na teatro Principal di San
Nicolas dia 26 di Augustus, y invitado-
nan a aumenta e cantidad te 200. 134 a
ricibi premio di kwartaal pa stuurmento
cu seguridad di Fls. 10 cada uno. Discur-
sonan, presentaci6n di e premionan, prijs
y peliculanan a completA e program.
Jan Beaujon di Safety Division tabata
"Master of Ceremonies" y e orador prin-
cipal tabata Superintendent di Departa-
mento Mechanical, H. C. Chippendale,
kende a felicita y gaba e hombernan pa
nan bunita record. El a papia di necesi-
dad di mas habilidad y mas cuidao usan-
do equipo nobo cu ta worde poni na uso
awor; el a mustra tambe oportunidad y
beneficionan cu chauffeurnan por haya
for di cursonan di entrenamiento cu a
cuminza pa nan recientemente.
Ademas di e premionan na 134 chauf-
feur, 25 otro a ricibi botonnan pa stuur-
mento cu seguridad, pa bon record for
di un te siete anja. Custer homber taba-
ta den e grupo di siete anja.
Riba numbernan di tarhetanan di en-
trada tabatin un loteria, y No. 117 a saka
un bunita oloshi pa Edmund Fortune di
Un pelicula tituli "Defensive Driving"
y un pelicula regular a complete e pro-
Credito pa asistencia presta na E. de
Veer cu a duna uso liber di su teatro y
e pelieula, y na East End Transportation
Co., cu a manda un bus especial na parti-
nan leeuw di e isla pa busca y hiba algun
di e chauffeurnan.
The Cracking Plant will process
its billionth barrel of crude oil
September 24. No special cele-
bration is being prepared for
this "departmental billion",
but a brief ceremony at the
Central Pumphouse will com-
memorate the event, which will
also be recorded by a bronze
plaque at the pumphouse
Maximilian Trott of T.S.D.-Process Division dis-
plays the watch given him by fellow-employees
August 28 before he left for Surinam. He has
taken a job with Esso Standard Oil S.A., as super-
visor of a new bulk plant being constructed by the
sales organization at Paramaribo. Mr. Trott will
now have touched on the producing, shipping,
refining, and sales sides of the oil business: in
1929 and '30 he worked in the Maracalbo fields
as meter reader and repairman, from 1933 to '35
he was a fireman and pumpman in the Lago Ship-
ping fleet, and in February 1936 he started with
the refinery as an apprentice clerk. Fifty men
from his department gathered on his last day to
wish him success In his new venture.
(Un Storia Cortico)
Un biaha tabatin un mucha-homber cu
tabata gueta pusta masha. Tin bez e
tabata gana, otro bez e tabata perde y ki
ora cu e perde su tata mester paga.
Un dia el a pusta y perde y Papa mes-
ter a paga atrobe; pero mientras cu e
much a perde su pustamento, e biaha
aki si e tata a perde pasenshi y el a dicidi
di manda e much un school masha
strong, unda seguramente nan lo kit6 di
e mal custumber ey.
Un mainta bon tempran tata cu jioe a
yega e school y e tata a drenta oficina
di e director, un homber serio cu barba
largo. E tata a conte di e mal custumber
di su jioe, y el a bisa e director cu lo e
gusta masha si nan por a kite di dje. "No
preocupa", e director di, "mi mes lo per-
cura pa esey". E palabranan ey a duna
e tata speranza y el a bolbe cas, lagando
e jioe ey.
Despues di dos siman el a ricibi un
carta di e director cu ta bis6 cu ya el a
cuminza sinja e jioe di no pusta, pasobra
ayera mes el a perde binti florin. E
much a pusta cu e director su barba ta
falso, e director a accept e apuesto pa
binti florin, y e much mester a rank e
barba pa el a combence cu e barba tabata
di berdad y di e moda ey el a perde e
Algun dia despues e tata desespera a
manda e director un carta cu cincuenta
florin aden. E di cu e director di kita su
binti florin afor y duna e resto na e
much. PromB cu e tata a bai lagu6 na e
school, e much a pusta cincuenta florin
cu su tata, cu prom6 cu un luna pasa e
ta rank barba di e director!
Expansion Is Announced at Olympiad
Park Size Increased
A big feature of the Sport Park Olym-
piad August 31 was the announcement,
made by General Manager J. J. Horigan
before the prizes were distributed, that
the Sport Park grounds are to be
enlarged. Together with a substantial in-
crease in the space available for sports,
there are immediate plans for a large
stand, and other improved facilities
will follow later.
An area of 12,000 square meters to the
east is to be added, or about two-thirds
of the present area. There will be room
for two football fields, or three softball
diamonds, and a larger space for cricket.
Being considered for addition later are
concrete plates that can be used for
tennis, basketball, volleyball, or as a
The stand will be the first project,
with seating capacity for 2,000 persons.
The space under the stands will be avail-
able for dressing rooms and showers,
toilets, meeting room, trophy room, and
an office. FIs. 180,000 has been allotted
for expenditure in 1948 to build the
The expanded and improved facilities
at the Sport Park will be designed to add
to the pleasure both of the competitors
and of the growing crowds of spectators.
Klas di Aprendiz di 1947 Ta
Cuminza cu 108 Participante
Dia 2 di September school a cuminza
pa 108 mucha-hombernan, ora cu apren-
diznan di klas di 1947 a bira empleado- y
estudiantenan di Lago. Nan ta sigui e
mesun caminda cu 700 mucha-homber-
nan, cu prom6 cu nan a sigui e program
desde cu e curso di cuater anja a cuminza
na anja 1939.
Dia 6 di September klas a stop pa e
muchanan atende un lectura riba Segu-
ridad pa Jan Beaujon y mira diferente
peliculanan entire otro "Historia di Aze-
ta" y haya un splicaci6n tocante nan
bishitanan den plant.
E prom6 series di ocho bishita semanal
den plants a cuminza dia 13 di Septem-
ber. Un segundo series di ocho lo worde
conduci mas laat durante e anja di
Siguiendo e sistema cu a cuminza anja
pass, un program pa trabao den taller
ta worde organize den tallernan especial
banda di edificio di Training. Lo nan
cuminza cu lectura- y demonstracionnan
riba doel y uso di instrumentnan y ora cu
ricibi mas instrumentnan nan lo haya
instrucci6n den use actual di nan.
Long Service Awards
Garner De Matto
Gustaaf Dc Jong
Dr. George Baker
Alex van Gelder
Acid & Edeleanu
Rec. & Shipping
The Lago Sport Park Committee or-
ganized and conducted another success-
ful Olympiad August 31. With perfect
weather, keen competition, and a crowd
estimated at nearly 3,000 spectators, the
event was a fitting celebration of Her
Twenty-nine events for all ages of
athletes and non-athletes, plus the incen-
tive of 1,600 guilders worth of prizes,
made it a full day from the time the five-
mile run started in the morning until the
last prize was presented in the evening.
A new feature this year was the decorat-
ed bicycle contest, which drew 15 color-
Two outstanding performances were
recognized in the prize-awarding, when
R. O. Jackson of the Dining Hall and
J. Peters of the apprentices received
special cups. Mr. Jackson, who says this
is his last year of competition, ended up
with firsts in the 220 and 440 yards
dashes, the hurdles, and the long jump,
was on the winning relay team, and with
I. Homer took second in the 3-legged
open race. Apprentice Peters, who seems
destined to take over Jackson's athletic
crown, won first in all four events for
apprentices and placed third in the high
Officials who conducted the meet in-
cluded B. I. Viapree, E. J. Huckleman,
G. Lawrence, F. Dirksz, R. Jailal, B. K.
Chand, C. R. A. Bishop, R. A. van Blar-
cum, J. Moris, F. O. Sarran, H. Grant,
J. Peters of the apprentices is congratulated by
0. Mingus. assistant general manager, as winner
of a special award for his outstanding perfor-
mance in the Queen's Birthday Sports Olympiad.
0. Mingus, Sub-Gerente General ta fellciti
J. Peters di Aprendiznan cu e premlo especial cu
el a haya come ganador di hopi nnimeronan rlba
program di Ollmpiada na Sport Park dia di Anja
dl La Reina.
F. Edwards, H. McGibbon, F. Gomes,
C. Bristol, G. Liburd, J. Geerman, E.
Tulloch, F. Acosta, R. B. Rohoman, C. R.
McDonald, N. Lee, E. G. Ollivierre, C.
Hassell, M. B. Lall, P. Gopie, B. Douglas,
V. Annamunthodo, J. Arrindell, V. Mun-
dinho, J. Walker, G. Permaul, J. Cox,
D. Viapree, D. Solomon, D. Vlaun, E. S.
Anderson, E. Cato, D. Sibilo, M. E. Innis,
H. Stevenson, A. H. Rasul, J. Francisco,
R. De Abreu, I. Mendes, Z. Khan, H. E.
Brereton, Mrs. C. R. A. Bishop, Mrs. C.
McDonald, Miss M. Bislick, and H. Baine.
For pictures and complete results, see
pages 4 and 5.
Simon Coronel of the Hospital is vaca-
tioning in Venezuela.
Reynold de Freitas, staff artist for the
Aruba Esso News, is away from his
drawing board for three weeks begin-
ning September 9. Besides catching up
rest, he plans to do a number of oil pain-
tings of Aruba scenes.
A iz u ititEss N &wsW
SEPTEMBER N1, 194t
ARvBA NE w
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I. BY THE
LAO OIL TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, October 10. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, October 3.
Printed by the Curacao Courant, Curavao N.W.I.
Behind the Scenes
The world is full of scene-shifters. There aren't as
many of them as there are people who don't shift
scenes, but there are still a great many of them.
it may be a little amateur performance for the
benefit of the Girl Scouts or the orphans of Bonaire,
or it may be a grand performance at the Metropolitan
Opera House. Always though, there are people
"behind the scenes" who have organized the perfor-
mance, or who turn the lights on or off, or who push
the piano on to the stage when it is needed. These are
The applause is always for the actors, whether they
are Girl Scouts or opera stars. No one ever stands up
and cheers for the fellow behind the scenes. But with-
out him and his help, the "stars" of the performance
Every community, too, depends heavily on its
"scene-shifters", the people behind the scenes who
work for the betterment or the pleasure of the com-
munity with no reward at all and with a bare minimum
of applause. This is true of the whole "Lago com-
munity" even more than in most towns of the same
population, since refinery activities are added to the
usual civic work, and because there just seems to be
more going on here than in most communities.
From the big advisory committees that deal with
Management on employee problems down to the smal-
lest troop of "Brownies", from running a huge sports
carnival like the Olympiad down to a sailboat race,
employees have a thousand and one activities. And
they all take work, an untold number of hours of work,
usually back behind the scenes out of sight, and with
little credit given or even expected.
This work often is unrecognized by those who benefit
from it. However, if even half of the work stopped, the
community would feel it immediately; if all of it stop-
ped, the community would survive, but it would be a
dreary place to live and work.
Next time you take part in a community activity
give a little thought to the thankless planning and orga-
nizing and just plain working that went into it the
"scene-shifters" deserve it.
Provision Made for Employees
To Drive to Plant Dispensary
To assist employees making Dispen-
sary visits, one-trip passes may now be
secured allowing male employees to
drive to and from the Dispensary during
its regular hours (7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to
noon on Saturday).
The passes will be issued only for
vehicles driven by employees, and all
occupants of the car must have a regular
Passes for Gate 1 (Main Gate) and
S Gate 2 (old Marine office) are issued at
the Lago Police Office. Passes for Gate 3
(General Office) are issued by the
patrolman on duty at that gate.
m 1 and 9et.t
(Det ladleale that reporter has tuned In a Up for this lue)
Simon Coronal Hospltal
El at Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Baschus Instrument
Gorden Ollvlerre Electrical
Luclano Wever Labor
Simon Oeerman Drydock
Bernard Marquis ........................... Marine O fic
Iphll Jones Receiving A Shipping
Ersklne Anderson ......................... Acid & Edleanu
L. O. F.
Fernando Da Silva Pressure Stills
ertie Viapre C.T.R. A Field Shopa
Hugo d Vrles T.S.D. OUffice
Wlllemfridus Bool Accounting
Mrs. Ivy tts ........... Powerhouse I A 2
Jaclto do Sort Laboratoriesa I 2
Henry MNaiy Laboratory a
Harold Wathey .. Lag Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongre Easo & Lago Clubs
Elsa Mackintosh Dining Hall (8)
EIrle CricBlow Catalytic
Alvin Texelr Gas & Poly Plant.
Calvin Hassell ........ C. Office
Federico Ponson Mason. A Insulators
Edward ILrmonie Carpenter A Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Marlo Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francilco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Comlnisary
Stella Oliver Laundry
Ricardo Van liarcum Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shopl
Hubert Ecury Garage
Harold Jams Personnel
Edney Hucklen .n ..........Sports
Samuel RaJroop SpecalJ
P'atras di Enscenario
Tin hopi hende to traha p'atras di enscenario. Por to
un comedian chikito of por ta un presentaci6n grand
na Metropolitan Opera House, con que sea, semper tin
algun hende cu ta traha tras di enscenario, cu a orga-
nizH es funci6n,of cu ta cende y paga luznan na tempo,
of cu ta pusha e piano pone na su lugar. Aplauso sem-
per ta pa actornan; ningun hende no ta bati man pa
esun p'atras di enscenario, pero sin die y sin su yudanza,
"Estrellanan" di e funci6n no por a brilla.
For di e Comite grandinan consultative cu ta trata
cu Directive riba problemanan di empleadonan te e
grupo di mas chikito di Padvinders, for di dirigimento
di un carnival di sport manera Olimpiada to na un
pustamento di barco di bela, empleadonan tin canti-
dad di actividad. Y tur e actividadnan ta nifich trabao,
un monton di ora di trabao, mas part to "p'atras di
enscenario" for di bista, y sin cu nan ta haya of spera
di haya credit pe.
Hopi bez esnan cu ta goza di es trabao no ta ni
pensa riba esun cu a tuma e molester. Sinembargo, si
mitar di e trabao stop, nan la sinti6 unbez; si tur e
trabao stop, nan no ta sucumbi, pero nan lo sinti falta
di hopi placer.
Otro bez cu bo ta tuma parti den un actividad asina,
pensa un rato na e planeamento y organizaci6n desin-
teresh y e cantidad di trabao en conecci6n cu ne -
pensa un rato ey riba, esnan cu ta traha "p'atras di
enscenario" ta merece.
Facilidad Pa Empleadonan
Cu Mester Bai Dispensario
Pa yuda empleadonan cu mester bis-
hita Dispensario, empleadonan homber
por haya pasnan di un biaha pa bai y
bini Dispensario, durante oranan regu-
lar di Dispensario (7:00 a.m. te 4:30 p.m.
DiaLuna te DiaVierna, 7:00 a.m. te 12'or
di merdia DiaSabra).
E pasnan lo ta pa e autonan cu e em-
pleadonan ta stuur y e hendenan cu ta
ocupa e auto mester tin nan ficha
Na Watching Office por haya pas pa
pasa Main Gate y Gate No. 2 (Marine
Office bieuw) y cerca e watchman na
warda na Gate No. 3 por haya pas pa
pasa pa e mesun gate.
San Lucas 7
Training Div. 4
Aruba Reds 4
Lago Heights 1
In the final game of the league, Victo-
ria forfeited to the Dodgers.
The Sport Park Committee is now
organizing the 1947 cricket competition,
with a first meeting to make plans held
early this week. Further details will
probably be available for the next issue.
With the completion of its fifth con-
secutive successful well near Edmonton,
Alberta, Imperial Oil is convinced that
an important new Canadian oil field has
been discovered. Lago's Canadian affi-
liate now has five producing wells
averaging 175-200 barrels a day in the
new field. The discovery was the result
of an exploration program by Imperial
that began in 1919 and which, since
1939, has required an expenditure of
To process. the crude Imperial has
bought the refinery at Whitehorse,
Northwest Territory; dismantling it,
moving it, and rebuilding it is expected
to be completed by the end of 1948. The
plant must be moved over the Alaska
highway approximately 900 miles to
Dawson Creek and then by rail about
430 miles to Edmonton. Initial capacity
is expected to be between four and six
thousand barrels daily.
A uew affiliate in which S.O. (N.J.)
will participate on an equal basis with
Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij
(Shell) is being formed, with head-
quarters at The Hague. The new affiliate
will develop the Schoonebeek field near
the German border.
The field, discovered during the war
by the B.P.M., has a production from 30
wells of approximately 4,000 barrels per
day. The crude oil will be transported to
Rotterdam, where it will be refined for
consumption in the Netherlands.
Adopts One in Holland
The helpful work of children at the
Julianaschool in Oranjestad, who "adop-
ted" a school in Holland, goes on, with a
raffle to raise funds as their latest
Pupils and teachers at Julianaschool
had read of the difficulties of a school in
Putten. The place had been heavily
damaged during the war, and the Putten
children had only an old storage building
to use as a school. Among other troubles
there was a shoe shortage, and most of
the children had none. Because the need
was urgent, the Julianaschool children
relied on quickly-secured donations,
bought a large number of shoes in many
sizes, and sent them to Putten with word
that they were adopting the school there.
Shoes make happy day
The Putten children replied with let-
ters of gratitude, saying it was a very
happy day in Putten, when everyone
went to school with shoes on. Some time
ago A. van Meerten, former principal of
the school here, visited in Putten and
was able to report directly on the good
work being done by the Oranjestad
Last month the children again got
busy and ran a lottery to collect funds.
Four ticket-holders were made happy
with prizes of a radio, a bicycle, a wrist-
watch, and a pen and pencil set. The
children are on summer vacation now,
and are busy buying and packing many
things for their less fortunate friends in
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
a&usa EaSSO NEWS
SEPTEMBER 19, I47
Over 60 happy excursionists flew off
to Surinam late in August for several
weeks of combination vacation and foot-
ball. The football team "Voorwaarts
Aruba", the Speen Linscheer orchestra,
and a number of plain vacationists made
up the parties that left by chartered
K.L.M. planes August 29 and August 30.
Both planes were scheduled to return
loaded with Surinamers visiting Aruba,
and after two weeks the exchange of
visitors was due to be repeated, though
a number of the Lagoites will stay for
The football team includes H. M. Nassy
(Manager), A. Sjaw-A-Kiam (Captain),
M. Reyes, A. Geerman, J. Briezen, F.
Anijs, W. Echteld, J. Esser, M. Aksel,
H. Reeder, H Nahar, V. Oleano, I. Hee-
renveen and C. H. van Eer (Business
Their first match was against an All-
British Guiana team, one of the features
of the Queen's Birthday celebration in
Paramaribo. Later they were to play two
games against the All-Surinam team,
and another with the All-Surinam
Benefit Announced by Foresters
The Ancient Order of Foresters, Court
Aruba No. 10028, has announced a bene-
fit dance to be held at the Surinam Club
Saturday, September 27. Warner's Silver
Rhythm Orchestra will be there to
provide music for the large number of
dancers that are expected.
The Foresters, who number over 100
members, are staging the dance to help
supply funds for the new club rooms
they are building. The large two-story
building between Essoville and Lago
Heights Hill (next to Pete's Restaurant)
is their new clubhouse, which they hope
to have completed in the next few
The Foresters are a fraternal and
welfare group, headed by Seon Frederick
of the Marine Department. C. G. Suther-
land is vice-president, and Roy Greene is
HARD TO CURE
(A short story)
There was once a boy who made bets
on everything; sometimes he won, some-
times he lost, and whenever he lost his
father had to pay. When he won his
father never knew about it; probably the
only person to know about it was the
man that sells candy. One day he placed
a large bet and lost; Papa had to pay
again but while the boy lost his bet, the
father lost his temper. He was so angry
that he immediately decided to send the
boy to a strict school, where they'd
surely teach him not to bet again.
One fine morning the father and the
son set out for the school. The father
was shown in to see the principal, a well-
dressed gentleman with a well-cared for
beard. The father spoke about the boy's
habit of placing bets, and he told the
principal he wished very much that they
could cure him of it. "Just leave it to
me", the principal said and the father
went back home hoping everything
would work out all right.
After a few weeks he received a letter
from the principal, saying that he was
well on his way to teaching the son not
to bet anymore. Why, ordy yesterday he
had taken a bet with the principal that
the latter's beard was false. It was a
twenty guilder bot and the boy had to
pull at the principal's beard to be con-
vinced that it was real, and thus lost his
bet. Of course the money would be taken
off his allowance.
The exasperated father sent a letter
to the principal with a fift:w guildter note
enclosed. He told the prior cipal to- take
out his twenty guilders am I give the rest
to the boy. Before the f tther had left
the boy at the school, he hI d made a fifty
guilder bet that before tlie month was
over he'd have pulled l.he principal's
Sep EM oI
%sumEp REM /FrL~
Happy smiles on most faces and a worried look on the ace of Henry assy (see arrow) was the
story August 29 as the first of two groups of Surinam excursionists got ready to board a special tu y bs
KLM plane. Last-minute difficulties were ironed out and at last even Henry wore a smile. Below, a
group of excursionists and friends who went out to see them off. 108 A apprentices
AROUND THE PLANT
Fernando da Silva left September 4 on
a three-month vacation to his home in
Trinidad. George de Mattos is keeping
up with the reporter assignment at the
Cracking Plant Office during Fernando's
Hubert Quashie of the Lago Police
Department and Ethel Richards of the
Hospital were married September 13 at
St. Theresa's Church. A reception fol-
lowed at W.S.P., San Nicolas.
The Lago Police Department achieved
some sort of photographic record late
last month when they took 108 good
badge pictures of the new apprentices in
one hour of fast shutter-snapping.
Tali Lopez of the Garage and Marian
Bislick, formerly of Personnel, were
married September 4.
Joseph Butts of M. & C., and Allan
Kalloo of T. S. D. spent their long
vacation hard at work. They flew to
Chicago, and spent most of 17 weeks at
the Coyne Electrical and Radio School,
where they studied radio and refri-
geration maintenance. They returned
Domingo Lampe of the Shipyard's
welding forces started a vacation of six
weeks September 22.
Expansion di Sport Park
PlaneA pa Anja 1948
Algo especial na e Olimpiada di Sport
Park dia 31 di Augustus tabata e anun-
cio cu Gerente General J. J. Horigan a
haci prom6 cu presentaci6n di prijsnan,
esta cu Sport Park lo worde erpandi.
Hunto cu aumento substantial den e
espacio pa sport, tin plannan tambe pa
cambionan pa por acomoda mas hende,
y otro facilidadnan improvisa lo sigui.
Lo aiadi un terreno di 12,000 metro
cuadrA, mas o menos 2/3 di e tamaiio
actual. Lo tin lugar pa dos veld di foot-
bal, of tres pa softball y un terreno mas
grand pa cricket. Bao di consideraci6n
pa worde afiadi despues ta vloernan di
cement cu por worde usa pa tennis,
basketball, volleyball of pa balia.
E lugarnan di sinta lo ta e prome
proyecto, y ora esaki ta cla, 2,000 per-
sona ta caba aden. E eapacio bao di
Emmanuel George Billy, Commissary
sales clerk, died August 30 at the age of
25. He had been an employee since De-
cember 5, 1942. He is survived by his
parents, living in Grenada, and by two
brothers and one sister in Aruba.
School took up again for 108 boys
September 2 when the 1947 class of
apprentices became Lago employees and
students. They follow a well-beaten
track to knowledge and self-improve-
ment, since nearly 700 young men have
entered the program before them since
the four-year course began in 1939.
The beginning classes were suspended
for a day September 6 as the boys heard
a Safety lecture by Jan Beaujon, saw
several movies, including "The Story of
Oil", and received an outline of tlieir
The first series of eight weekly field
trips, in which the boys visit various
plant operations, began September 13.
A second series of eight will be con-
ducted later in the school year.
Shop work continues
Following the system begun last year,
a shop work program is being organized
in special shop buildings next to the
Training building. It will begin with
lectures and demonstrations on the
purpose and use of tools, with actual
practise beginning later as more tools
Comit6 di Lago Sport Park a organize
y dirigi un otro Olimpiada dia 31 di
Augustus, cual olimpiada a resultA un
gran exito. Weer tabata perfect, com-
petitie fuerte y un multitud di hende cal-
cula na 3,000, a haci e event un berda-
dero celebraci6n di Anja di Su Mahestad
Riba program tabatin binti-nuebe
nfmero pa atletico y no-atl6ticonan di
tur edad, ademas di prijsnan na balor di
1,600 florin total, a haci participante- y
espectadornan pasa bon for di e careda
di cinco milla cu a cuminza mainta te ora
cu e ultimo prijs a worde present atardi.
Algo nobo tabata e pustamento riba
bicicletanan dornd, na cual 15 a tuma
E participantenan cu a presta mas
tabata R. O. Jackson di Dining Hall y
J. Peters di aprendiznan, kendenan a
ricibi copanan especial pesey. Sr. Jack-
son cu di cu esaki ta ultimo bez cu e ta
tuma parti den olimpiada, a sali number
un den e caredanan di 220 y 440 yarda,
e careda cu obstAculo, bulamento halto,
y den e pustamento di grupo, e tabata
den e grupo ganador, y hunto cu I. Homer
el a sali number dos den e careda di tres
pia. Aprendiz Peters, cu ta destinA pa
tuma over corona atletica di Jackson, a
sali number un den tur e nfimeronan pa
aprendiznan cu tabatin riba program y
number tres den bulamento halto.
Esnan cu a yuda organizA e olimpiada'
ta merece elogio pa un di esnan di mihor
cu a tuma lugar na Sport Park. Mira
pagina 4 y 5 pa portretnan y resultado-
nan complete di es event.
e stand lo worde trahA na camber pa
troca pafia, ducha, escusado, camber di
reunion, camber pa warda copanan y un
oficina. Fls. 180,000 lo bai pa cost di es
engrandecimiento na 1948.
E facilidadnan expand e improvise na
Sport Park lo aumenth placer no sola-
mente di competidornan, ma tambe di e
cantidad creciente di espectadornan.
A daughter. Minerva Josefina. to Mr. and Mrs.
Urbano Bermudes. August 18.
A son, Phillip Emman. to Mr. and Mrs. lMoses
David. August 18.
A daughter. Deanna Denise, to Mr. and Mrs.
William Amzand. August 19.
A son. Stephen Landis. to Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Dodge, August 19.
A daughter. Lucille Grace, to Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Post Jr.. August 19.
A daughter, Bertranda. to Mr. and Mrs. Roman
Vroolik. August 20.
A son. Olivio Reuben, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Tromp. August 20.
A daughter, Filomena. to Mr. and Mrs. Rcy-
mundo Feliciano. August 20.
A son. Luis Roberto. to Mr. and Mrs. Frans
Maduro. August 22.
SA daughter. Franisca. to Mi. and Mrs. Esta.
nislao Winterdaal. August?22.
A daughter. Ingrid. to Mr. and MIrs. Berend
Schelfhorst. August 22.
A son, Mario. to Mr. and Mrs. Prudencio de
Cuba. August 2:I.
A daughter, MarJoiie Estelle. to Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Kirby. August 23.
A son, Waldo, to Di. and Mrs. Robert Turboer.
A son. Spencer Stuart. to Mr. and Mrs. Spencer
Myer. August 25.
A daughter, Seferina Genrlina. to Tr. and Mrs.
lnrtolonmen Nicolaas. Auuzst :G.
A d-lughter, Janet Eilpon. to Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Alexander. August 26.
A son. Wilfred Christiaan. to Mr. and Mrs.
Vicentius Burgos, August 27.
A sonto Mr. and Mrs. Jan Croes. August 29.
A son. Neiville Delano. to Mr. and Mrs. Mau-
rice Hedge, August 30.
A son, Dennis Stanislaus, to Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick OGsald, August 30.
A son, Reinier. to Mr. and Mrs. Anselmo
Maduro. August 30.
A daughter, Kathryn, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Brennan. September 2.
A son, Ignacio Florentine, to a Mr. nd rs. Nor-
man Mulrain, September 3.
A son. Jose Anthony. to r. and Mrs. ad Juan
Lacle. September 3.
A son. Thomas Gabriel. to Mr. and Mrs. Joss
Farro, September 3.
A daughter, Filomena Catharina, to Mr. and
Mrs. Eusebio Ras, September 4.
A son, Jose. to Mr. and Mrs. Ludovlcus van
der Briezon, September 4.
A son. Randolph Windell, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Gabriel. September 4.
A daughter. Charlotte Amber. to Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Shaw. September 4.
A son. Manfred Ferdinand Leondas., to Mr. and
Mrs. Hannibal Violenus. September 5.
A son. Darril, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred St. Louis,
A daughter. Patricia Agatha, to Mr. and Mrs.
Osmond Venner, September 6.
A son. Figenio Herman. to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
van der Linden. September 6.
A daughter. Julie Miriam, to Mr. and Mrs. Con-
stantin Jean-Marie. September 6.
A son. Enelfard Moetion. to Mr. and Mrs. Emile
Arrindell. September 7.
A daughter. Maria Victoria. to Mr. and Mrs.
Francisco Croes. September 7.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. James John. Sep-
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown, Sep-
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Hzekiah Bryson.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Enwin NIekoop, Sep-
Olimpiada na Sport Park
A ResultA un Gran Exito NEW R
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ARUBA ESSO M
ARUBA ESSO NWS
MBER 1t, 1947
Speed demons crowd each other at the turn
is the track i
Above, General Manager J. J. Horlgan makes the principal speech, announcing the plan to enlarge
the Sport Park and provide more complete facilities (see p. 1). Standing to left of Mr. Horigan
are meet officials R. A. van Blarcum and J.Geerman, and Sport Palk sub-committee chairman
B. Vlapree; behind the speakers stand are 0. Mingus and B. Teagle.
Below, W. B. Cox wins the 100-yard dash, with Eiric Crichlow a close second.
Above, two little clowns and their big brot
fan, who recorded their
Albert Romney obligingly poses to show the
Raymond NIcholson In the decorated
Five Mile Flat Race- I L. Bai; 2 -
Decorated Bicycle Contest' I H(rymon
100 Yards Flat, appientices 16 and
3 H. Vilra.
100 Yards Flat, open- 1 IV. B. Cox:
Halfmile Cycle: 1 L. Hudge: 2 W. )
Needle-thread. under 15: 1 Camille Th
Sack R.acd, apprentices: 1 J. Peters;
220 Yaids Flat. open: 1 R. O. Jacksc
Egg & Spoon, girls 15 and over: 1 Re
50 Yards Flat, under 10- 1 laI
100 Yards Flat. apprentices 1 and a
-140 Yaids Rrl] J.ackqon-Snrdine-VWi;
Needle-thread. 15 and over: 1 Camille,
Thrie-lcgg'd. appientices: 1 J, Peter
Hughes. 3 P Richards & J. Allei
Long Jump. open I R. O. Jackson, 2
2-Mile cycle: I S. Cowie, 2 A.. Ill11
EgK & Spoon, under 1i: 1 oBesyl Dane
.-.10 Yard. open: 1 R. O. lacksoin. 2
.0 Yairds. laIlie~- 1 Ceor-a il rou n.
50 Yards Skippilng 1 Edna ilHuckle
I Mile cycle' 1 A. Glasgow; 2 A. I
High Jump 1 .1u'et Cox: 2 V. B. C
Obstacle Race I 1. Homer. 2 H. Bi
Half Mile. 1 J. Simon: 2 J. Ihoiine.
120 Yards Low Hurdles 1 R. 0 Jacj
Shotput: 1 V'. Taylor, 2 T. Johnson..
Three-legged. opera. 1 L. Bailey & H.
line Mile. open: 1 J. Simon. 2 I. Cq
100 Yards. 35 and over: I J. Thoma
The kids had more fun than anybody. Above, these girls seem to be about to take off and fly
(n the rope skipping race. Below, apprentices Peters and Mollna "whoop it up" as they hit the
finish tape In the three-legged race.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
SE BER 19 2947
ir4 mile cycle event for
k ling the turn.
racers. John Francisco
Above, it took R. 0. Jackson. flying through the air at right, just one jump to take first in the
long jump no one else came close.
Below, two obstacle racers scramble out from under one big canvas and head for the next. Track
official F. O. Sarran watches at right.
W --L j27
i sing for Dr. R. Turfboer. an ardent movie
r stumes on color film.
of the Safety shoe that won first prize for
test. It really could "navigate" too!
Above, E. Huckleman, B. Viapree, F. 0. Sarran, and G. Lawrence are in danger of being trampled
In the rush as they pass out skipping ropes.
Below, speedster Jackson. said to be retiring from competition after this year. finishes so far ahead
In the 440 yard dash that they don't have to put up the tape for him.
3- S. Coeie (Lap prize. L. Bain).
S E. IRt h.di.11 ,i [. HomJe.
J. 'eteis; 2 P. Rihard
L Sull i ln.
I Ro. ILjuez. :i Ueli] Richardson.
;ardlon; 3 'P Rlch;ards.
".Villham : ']. Johnr on.
,2 Camlle '1homneion: : Bei yl
Adolphu. GCibbs :3 Vincent
P -etie ; 2 A. D, llk,: 3 11. A.
2- Una Canw ,l,,d. Bery Spitit.
inl, 2 L.wlenc Bec illy & ille )ld
.te. 3 W. \Viianm
y Lodge, 3 DaLsy Richaerdon.
,mr. 3 J. Johns-,en
ge:; 3 Mulla Jack
t'n HucklellTan. :i Belyl Duncuan
J. Pete ..
I. Baptiate., IR Sardine.
I. O. Jackusn & I. Homer.
Huckleman: 3 G. Rodgera.
ARUBA SSCO NEWS
With fitting ceremony the foundation stone of the new Holy Cross
Anglican Church ;n San Nicolas was laid August 31. Above, Lt. Gover-
nor Kwartsz applies mortar to the stone. At his right are the Right
Reverend the Lord Bishop of Antigua, Rev. D. G. Jakeman, and Con-
tractor Vis, former Lagoite, who is building the church. Below, the
Bishop consecrates the corner stone. On the platform at right were
Lt. Gov. and Mrs. Kwartsz, Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Mingus, J. J. Horigan,
B. Teagle, V. F. H. Berry, and members of the Church Building Com-
mittee, which includes Rev. Jakeman, Erskine Anderson, H. Hassell,
L. van Putten, N. T. White, L. R. Johnson, W. M. Thom, and P. R. Lake.
Most unusual recent visitors to Aruba were this
group of Peruvians, who entertained large crowds
at the Sociedad Bolivariana, Lago Club, and
Surinam Club. Sponsored by the Ministry of
Education of their home country, they are show-
ing Peru's traditional songs and dances on a long
tour of South and Central America.
Futbal ta atraye mirones di tur edad. Entre esnan
dl mayor y menor edad tabata Julia Kock y su
nleto Hendrik Wever, dia 17 dl Augustus, ora cu
e wega pa campionato na Sport Park a tuma lugar.
Bishitanan di trahe y custumbernan straAo na
Aruba tabata e grupo di Peruanonan aki, eu a
entretene gruponan grand di hende na Socledad
Bolivariana, Lago Club y Surinam Club. Bao di
direction di Ministro di Educacl6n dl nan tera,
nan ta present cancion y bailenan traditional di
Peru na America del Sur y Central.
Football attracts all ages of spectators. Among
the oldest and the youngest at the Sport Park
championship game August 17 were Julia Kock
and her grandson Hendrik Wever.
w -t. 2 s A fl .s"' .
Well, who wouldn't
stand up for Patricia
Alphin, even an egg?
She recently added
her charms to Unl-
versal's "The Egg
C.P.I.M. and Lago golfers line up for a picture before the two-day series of matches last month
when the local golfers trimmed the visitors. Left to right in the picture above are J. Aulow,
H. Scheurkogel. Bud Ford, J. A. Clute. C. Euwe. J. van Kranen, H. Poole. N. Ellinghausen, F. Burson,
P. Trlcarico, R. Baum, W. Richey. R. Watson, W. Stiehl, C. Garber. C. Walker, G. Chaloner,
E. Larive, S. Van der Kuyp, K de Bruin, and C. Griffin.
Certificates of graduation were handed to 23 employees by Colony Manager J. J. Abadle August 14.
following their completion of a Colony Service training course. Abdul Mohid was leader of
the group, shown below. Those who received certificates included E. Bacchus. R. RBain, C. Chlchester,
V. Fortin, S. Gouvela, Miss C. Hassell, A. Hodge, J. Moses, J. Thijzen, D. Jackson. C. Noel, W. van
Aanholt, Miss A. Balance, H. Dammers, A. Dennie. L. Froston, P. Granger. A. Herbonnet, 0. Jacobus,
E. Mackintosh, G. Medical, S. Ollivierre, and C. Sepersaud. Colony Administration and Training
representatives in the picture include J. J. Abadie, P. Hunt and F. Scott.
SEPTEMBER 1), 1947
Nearly 200 children take time out from school for a picture at the
old Methodist Church building in San Nicolas. This private school Is
conducted by a committee of which Reverend Thomas is the chairman.
Sybil Blair (second from left in the back row) Is secretary of the
committee, and also head teacher, with the help of several others. The
school, started three months ago, Is primarily a kindergarten, but after
3 o'clock each day there are classes for older children.
These two teams battled for the top spot in the
Sport Park softball league August 24, with San
Lucas needing only that game to clinch it, and
Training still having a chance if they upset the
strong league leaders. San Lucas won, and it was
all over but the cup presentation, which took
place September 14. The top team, San Lucas,
Includes P. Suarez, J. Handle, A. Bryson,
R. Walker, F. Rodrigues, G. Holiger, C. Bryson,
T. Nadal, J. Bryson, and 8. Bennett. The Training
boys are in the lower picture: back row, H. Zand-
wljken, L. Gibbs, G. Hoftijier, N. Arrindell,
K. Johnson, and A. Huckleman; front row, E. Hill-
man, R. Bruise, J. Peters and L. Sharpe.
Ever wonder how the big ones were raised? The picture above shows bw
it was done, with the bottom skidding on pipe rollers until tlo tower gts
sear enough to vertical so the "'A" frame can lift it straight up Om to
the foundation. The historic picture, taken early in 1929, vas loaded to
the "Esso News" by L. Raney, asst. operator at the Loading Pomphlant
and was sent in by Iphil Jones of R. & S.
Two men and a boy keep a watchful eye on their gauges and charts in the picture below, taken at
AAR--2 by Frank Roebuck, Training coordinator for L.O.F. Sam Joseph is in the foreground,
Norton Bess in the background, while apprentice Wenceslao Ruiz records figures at the board.
Ora cu Aprendiz Wenceslao Ruiz no ta den klas e ta traha na L.O.F. Riba e portret nos ta mir4
tumando nota na AAR-2. Otronan riba e portret ta Sam Joseph mas adilanti y Norton Bess mas
atras. Frank Roebuck, coordinator di Entrenamiento na L.O.F. a saka e portret.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
a ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Popular Wholesale Commissary Supervisor Gets Gifts
SOnly a small portion of those who contributed to a farewell gift for Walter Fraser are shown in
the picture, taken at the Wholesale Commissary Office August 22.
One of Lago's oldest-timers left last
month when Walter Fraser of Colony
Service joined the Creole organization at
Amuay Bay, Venezuela. He will vacation
in the U.S.A. first, and take up his new
duties across the way some time in
A large number of well-wishers
gathered August 22 to see their farewell
gift of gold wristwatch and gold pen-
knife presented by Colony Manager J. J.
Abadie. Walter was a thoroughly well-
liked man, and the gift presentation was
out of the ordinary in that employees
other than from his own section partici-
pated. Besides those from the Plant, Co-
lony, and Wholesale Commissaries, em-
ployees from Accounting, Laundry, and
Colony Administration joined the group.
He had been with Lago for 18 and a half
years, and was known to a great many
for his friendly cooperation at all times.
He started as a counter clerk in the
Commissary February 28, 1929; he
worked up to cashier, and from there to
retail storekeeper. Recently he had been
supervisor of the large Wholesale Com-
Before Leonard Bruce of Utilities Administration was married to Kathleen Campbell of the Store-
house August 30, friends In the office presented him with a cocktail shaker, liqueur set, and a
casserole. Above, Una Amoroso makes the presentation August 29.
Alice Ray of the Hospital received a pleasant
sendoff Into matrimony August 20 when a group
of nurses combined on a wedding gift of silver
service for eight Above, Nurse Pauline St. Jour
makes the presentation. Nurse Ray became Mrs.
John F. Johnson August 23.
Cuater Dia Liber Sin Pago
Permit na Plantadornan
Mescos cu anja pasA, e anja aki tambe
tin cuater dia riba cualnan e p6liza di
A.W.O.L. lo no worde sigui pa e emplea-
donan designA pa Gobierno como donjo-
nan di tera riba cual nan por plant. E
hombernan cu ta pertenece na e grupo
aki tin permiso pa keda cas cuater dia
sin pago, prom4 cu dia 1 di Januari, 1948.
Generalmente nan ta tuma dos di e
cuater dianan permit, unbez despues di
e prom6 yobida grand, y nan no tin nodi
di report na foreman di p'adilanti. E
otro dos dianan ta worde tuma di cuater
a ocho siman despues, pa por cultivi e
cosecha, y pa e dos dianan aki si mester
pidi permiso di antemano.
Caminda tabata necesario foreman-
nan a haya listanan cu ta mustra cual
empleadonan ta eligibel pa e dianan di
ausencia pa plantamento.
Absences for Crop Cultivation
Are Authorized Without Penalty
This year, as in the past, the A.W.O.L.
policy will be waived for four days in the
case of those employees designated by
the Government as having land on which
crops may be grown. Men in this group
are allowed four days off without pay
before January 1, 1948.
Two of the allowable days are usually
taken immediately after the first heavy
rain, and need not be reported to fore-
men in advance. The other two days are
taken from four to eight weeks later in
order to cultivate the crops, and these
days require permission obtained in
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Sept. 1-15 Tuesday, Sept. 23
Sept. 16-30 Wednesday, Oct. 8
Sept. 1-30 Thursday, Oct. 9
E Bina Encancd
Un dia un ruman-homber y un ruman-
muher a hui for di nan cas, pasobra nan
madrasta tabata trata nan masha malo.
Nan a camna camna, te cu nan a yega na
un mondi grand, y como awa tabata
yobe nan a drenta den un hol y nan a
drumi te mainta. Ora nan a spierta nan
a cuminza camna atrobe pa nan haya
poco awa, pasobra nan tabatin masha
sed. Awor a madrasta, cu no tabata nada
otro cu un hacidor di bru.ha, tabata sa
cu o muchanan lo yega mondi, y p'esey
cl a encantA tur awa den e mondi pa nan
Ora nan a yega na un rooi y tabata sak
pa nan bebe, y mucha-muher a tende un
stem bisa: "Esun cu bebe for di mi, lo
bira un tiger". El a grita su ruman-hom-
ber di no bebe, pasobra lo e bira un tiger
y come su mes ruman-muher. E mucha-
nan a sigui camna y nan a bolbe yega na
un rooi, pero ora nan kera bebe un stem
di: "Esun cu bebe for di mi, lo bira un
lobo". E ruman-muher a bolbe roga e
ruman-homber di no bebe, pa e no bira
un lobo y come su mes ruman. E pober-
nan a sigui camna y nan a bolbe yega na
un rooi, y un stem di: "Esun cu bebe di
mi, lo bira un bina". E ruman-muher
kera spierta su ruman-homber, pero ya
tabata laat posobra ya e ruman a sak
caba y asina cu su lip a toca cu e awa, el
a bira un binA. E ruman-muher a yora y
e bina tambe. E ora e ruman-muher a
kita su cadena di oro y el a pone rond di
e bina su garganta y nan a sigui camlna
te cu nan a yega na un cas bieuw ban-
dona. E mucha-muher a haya cu eesy
tabata un bon lugar pa nan keda, paso-
bra e cas tabata scondi den matanan y
ey nada lo no pasa su bina stimA. Ey nan
a keda biba y anjanan a pasa y e bina
chikito a bira un bina grand, y e mucha-
muher a bira un dams masha bunita.
Un dia Rey cu su grupo di jaagdonan
tabata den mondi y ora cu e bina a tende
sonido di trompet, el a haya masha deseo
di uni6 cu e otro binanan den mondi pa e
mira e jaagmento. P'esey el a pidi su
ruman muher lagu6 sali. E ruman-muher
a habri porta p6 y e di cun cu ora e
bolbe, e bisa "Ruma stima, habri pa mi"
pa e ruman sa cu te. E bina a sali na
careda, feliz di sinti6 liber atrobe. Pronto
e jaagdonan a mira e bestia bunita, y nan
a jaag riba dje, pero en vano. Ora nochi
a cuminza cera e bina a corre bai cas y
asina cu el a pidi e ruman habri, porta a
habri y el a drenta. Pa su mayan mescos
a socede, pero e biaha aki e bina a haya
un tiro den su pia. El a sconde te ora cu
e jaagdonan a bai, y e ora el a bati na
porta y pidi e ruman habri pe. Pero un di
e jaagdonan a keda atras y e mira esaki
tuma lugar y el a bai conta Rey.
Mientras tanto e ruman muher a span-
ta masha ora cu el a mira e herida di e
binA; el a laba su herida, pone remedi
riba dje y djei el a pone drumi. Pa su
mayan mainta e herida tabata asina tan-
to mihor cu e bina a sinti6 mes fuerte cu
semper, y ora cu el a tende sonido di
trompet atrobe el a pidi su ruman league
sali. E ruman a yora y e di cu si nan
mester mata e bina, sigur e tambe lo
muri di tristeza y e bina di cu si e no
league sali, e tambe lo muri di deseo. Pues
porfin e ruman a habri porta pa e sali.
Segun orde di Rey nan a jaag riba e
bina te anochi, pero sin 6xito. E ora Rey
a dicidi di bai na e cas. El a bati na port
y e di: "Ruman stimi, habri pa mi" y un-
bez e porta a habri. Esta un sorpresa ta-
bata pa e Rey di mira un mucha-muher
asina bunita den e cas bieuw bandoni. Y
e mucha-muher a spanta ora cu el a mira
Rey enbez di su bina stimi. Pero su
spanto a pasa, pasobra Rey tabata masha
carifoso y el a pidie pa casa cun6,pero e
mucha-muher di cu nunca lo e por bai
laga su bina stimi. E ora Rey di cu e
bina tambe lo bai palacio cu nan y cu
nunca lo e no separa nan for di otro. Net
e ora e bini, a yega na bulamento y nan
tres a sali hunto pa bai palacio, y un ca-
samento di mas luhoso a tuma lugar.
E Rey a manda un eh6rcito busca e
mal madrasta y mescos cu tur otro haci-
dor di bruha, nan a mar6 riba un monton.
di palo y a pegu6 na candela. Y rei kicoe
a socede? Asina cu e mal muher a kima,
e encanto a kibra y e bina a bira un jon-
kuman masha sport. Di e dia ey no taba-
tin nada pa strnba felicidad di nan tres,
y nan a bibg content hopi anjanan
The Enchanted Stag
Once a little boy and a little girl were
being treated so badly by their step-
mother that they decided to run away.
They walked all day and by evening they
were in a great forest, and as it was
raining they crept into a hollow tree and
slept. The next day they started out in
search of water. Now the stepmother,
who was really a witch, knew that the
children would end up in the forest when
she noticed that they had run away.
Therefore she enchanted all the brooks
and streams in the forest.
So when they came to a brook and
wanted to drink from it, the girl heard
a voice saying: "Whoever drinks from
me, a tiger soon will be". She begged her
brother not to drink, as he'd become a
tiger and tear her to pieces. When they
reached the second brook a voice said:
"Whoever drinks from me, a wolf will
be" and again the girl begged her brother
not to drink. When they came to the
third brook a voice said: "Who drinks
from me, a stag will be". The sister beg-
ged the little brother to wait, but it was
too late, and as soon as the first drop of
water touched his lips, he became a
The little girl wept and wept, and so
did the fawn. Then she took her golden
garter and put it around his neck, and
braided a soft string from vines and led
him around until they came upon a de-
serted hut. The girl thought this would
make them a fine shelter, so she moved
in with the fawn. She took good care of
him, and as years passed the fawn
became a beautiful stag and the girl a
Then one day the king's hunting party
was in the woods, and when the stag
heard the barking of the dogs and the
sounding of the horn, he became eager
to join the other stags in the forest and
see the hunt. So he begged his sister to
let him out and so she did, after telling
him that in order for her to open the
door he must say: "Dear sister, let me
in". And off the stag bounded, delight-
fully happy to be free again. The hunts-
men soon noticed the beautiful animal
and chased him until evening, without
success. Then he rushed to the cottage
and after saying the necessary words
was let in. The next day he went out
again and again he was chased till
evening, but this time he was wounded
lightly in the leg, and after the party
had gone away he limped home. How-
ever, one of the king's huntsmen had
stayed behind and had seen the door
being opened after the stag said "Dear
sister, let me in", and he went and told
the whole story to the king.
In the meantime, the sister dressed
the wound and put the stag to bed. The
next morning the wound was much
better, and when the sounding of the
horn was heard again, he told his sister
he had to go once more. She wept and
told him she'd surely die if he were killed.
And he told her he'd surely die, if she
did not let him go out once more. So at
last she let him go.
The stag was hunted till evening,
again without success, so the king went
up to the cottage and said: "Dear sister,
let me in". The door was opened, and
when he saw a beautiful maiden in this
old hut, he was a very surprised king.
And the girl was very frightened to see
the king in front of her, instead of her
dear stag. But the king was very
friendly and asked her to be his bride,
but the girl said she could never leave
the stag, so the king said she'd never
have to part from him. At this moment
the stag came bounding in, and the three
set out for the king's palace, and a mag-
nificent wedding followed.
The king sent out an army to find the
wicked stepmother, and as all witches,
she too was burnt at the stake. And see,
the minute she was burnt into ashes, the
spell was broken, and the stag became
a handsome young man. And from that
day on nothing ever marred the hap-
piness of the three.
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