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APRIL 30, 1948
VOL. 9, No. 6 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
Training Starts for Fleet Cooks
Do you know your EAC com-
mitteeman? See pages 4 and 5
for pictures of the present Em-
ployees Advisory Committee.
Plant Dispensary Hours Changed;
Stays Open Saturday Afternoon
It was announced early this month
that the Plant Dispensary will now
remain open on Saturday afternoons un-
til 5 o'clock. These new hours will be in
I effect for about three months; if, at the
end of that time the volume of work
handled by the Dispensary on Saturday
afternoons justifies it, the Saturday
afternoon operations will continue on a
Purpose of the longer hours on Satur-
day is to better distribute the patient
S load on that day and to improve the ser-
vice to employees.
To Mark Safety
Every employee of Lago refinery re-
ceived a unique "oil-filled" automatic
pencil during the week following April
12 as over 8,000 of the souvenirs
were distributed to commemorate the
2,200,000 man-hour safety record esta-
blished last December and January
(November 29 to January 10).
At the same time 1,400 employees of
the Lake Fleet received similar pencils
honoring their winning first place in the
tanker division of the last National
Safety Council's competition.
The pencils are inscribed with the
company' names and with the record of
safe work that they honor. Each con-
tains a tiny vial of the oil that is Esso's
foundation. They were distributed de-
partmentally, with supervisors taking
the opportunity to extend the company'
congratulations, and to urge continued
attention to safety.
Capt. W. L. Thomas (right), assistant marine manager, introduces members of the first Lake Fleet
cooks' training class to J. F. X. Auer, head of Lago's dining halls. The two men, who will study
under the .upervlslon of Mr. Auer and his staff for three months, are Alfred T. Leslie and, shaking
hands wijh Mr. Auer, Peter Francis.
Captain Thomas (na banda drechl) sulbgerente di Marine Department ta Introduci miembronan di e
prom6 clase di coclneronan di Lake Fleet na J. F. X. Auer, hefe dl Dining Hallnan dl Lago. E dos
hembernan cu lo studio bao di J. F. X. Auer ta Alfred T. Leslie y Peter Francis cu ta dunando
man na Seeor Auer.
Aki bao Mario Harms y Samuel Stanley ta part vulpotloodnan di record di Segurldad na empleado-
nan di Boiler Shop. Mas di 8.000 empleado a haya e potloodnan como on recuerdo di record dl
Seguridad di 2,200,000 ora dl trabao cu a word alcanzi na December y Januari, ora cu 43 dia a
pasa sin ningun accident cu pdrdlda dl tempo.
Marlo Harms and Samuel Stanley, below, distribute safety-record pencils to men in the Boiler Shop
"battlefield" as they were given to employees all over the Plant last week.
A new training program by Lago's
Marine Department got under way this
month when the Lake Fleet cooks'
training class began its period of study.
The program officially started the
morning of April 12 when Alfred T.
Leslie and Peter Francis, members of the
first class, met with Marine, Training,
and Dining Hall representatives.
Purpose of the new program, aimed
primarily at locally hired 2nd cooks and
messboys, is to broaden the knowledge
and ability of employees now in the Lake
Fleet Stewards' Department, to enable
these men to qualify themselves for
advancement to higher positions within
the department, and to improve the
quality of meals aboard ship.
The three months course will consist
primarily of training in the Company
dining halls. This will be carried on
under the supervision of J. F. X. Auer
and his dining hall staff. Personnel
selected for the training will live at
either of the two company dining halls,
depending on where they receive their
Basis for selection of the men who will
get the training will be performance
records, length of service, and endorse-
ment by the stewards under which they
have served. The men will be selected by
a board of Marine Department super-
visors. It is planned to keep the classes
small so that the trainees will receive the
greatest benefit and individual attention
from the program.
The program started operation on
Monday, April 12, when the first class
met with members of the committee
which set up the training program. They
were welcomed by Capt. W. L. Thomas,
assistant marine manager, who intro-
duced them to Mr. Auer. Capt. Thomas
congratulated the men for being selected
as the first to receive the training and
pointed out the objectives of the
"A program such as this will give our
present Caribbean-hired Stewards' De-
partment personnel the advanced train-
ing which will better prepare them for
the positions of chief cook and steward,"
Mr. Auer promised the men the com-
plete cooperation of himself and his staff
and L. C. Nelson, port steward, expres-
sed the hope that the two men would
receive valuable experience and training
from the program.
Howard Daudet, of the Training Divi-
sion, which cooperated with the Marine
Department in setting up the program,
outlined the schedule of training to be
followed and Capts. W. E. Porter and
Cocineronan di Flota
Un program nobo di entrenamiento
cu Marine Department ta ofrece a cu-
minza e luna aki cu clase pa cocineronan
di Lake Fleet. E program a cuminza of-
cialmente dia 12 di April mainta, ora cu
Alfred T. Leslie y Peter Francis di Lake
Fleet, a contra cu representantenan di
Marine, Training y Dining Hall.
Doel di e program ta pa aumenta sabi-
duria y abilidad di empleadonan actual-
mente den Departamento di Stewards, pa
duna nan oportunidad pa cualific nan
mes pa avanzA na mihor posicionnan den
e departamento, y pa halsa calidad di
comidanan bordo di vapornan.
E curso di tres luna ta consist princi-
palmente di entrenamiento den dining
hallnan di Compania. Esaki lo tuma
lugar bao di supervision di J. F. X. Auer,
y su empleadonan. Esnan cu ta sigui e
curso lo biba na e dining hall unda e ta
Selecci6n di e hombernan cu lo haya
entrenamiento ta basA riba nan record
y nan cantidad di servicio den Departa-
mento di Stewards. Un grupo cu ta con-
sisti di hefenan di Marine Department lo
haci e selection. Nan lo trata di mantene
clasenan chikito pa e hombernan por
haya mas beneficio y pa por paga mas
atencion na cada un durante nan period
Cambio den Oranan di
Dispensario den Planta
Efectivo April 10, y pa un period di
mas o menos tres luna como un purba-
mento, Dispensario den Planta lo keda
habri ariba Diasabra merdia te 5 'or. Dis-
pensario lo sigui su servicionan ariba
Diasabra merdia riba un base perma-
nente si na fin di e period di purbamento
e cantidad di trabao ta justific tal ser-
Operacion di Dispensario den Planta
riba Diasabra merdia ta worde purba
den interest di mehora e distribution di e
cantidad di patientnan riba Diasabra y
duna mehor servicio na e empleadonan
W. S. MacKay, of the Marine Depart-
ment, each spoke briefly.
Members of the committee which set
up the program were Mr. Daudet, chair-
man, and J. T. Collins, secretary, both
of the Training Division; Capts. Porter
and MacKay, and Mr. Nelson, of the
Marine Department; and Mr. Auer, of
Safety Association Meets
The Aruba Safety Association held its
bi-weekly meeting at the Strand Hotel on
the evening of April 20. The members
met for dinner, which was followed by a
business meeting. Main problem discus-
sed by the group was the elimination of
traffic hazards on the main street of
Chairman of the group is Jan Beaujon,
of Lago's Safety Division.
What's Your Guess?
Exactly 9,504 safety pencils were
distributed to refinery and marine
employees. Each contained some
Esso motor oil. How much oil do
you think was contained in all the
Answer on page 3.
entire Block Destroyed by Oranjestad Fire-
Oranjestad's biggest fire occurred the morning of April 21 when the entire Wlmco-Gloria Theater
block was completely destroyed. Damage was estimated at FIs. 1,000,000. Buildings destroyed
Included the Gloria, Wimceo the No. Store, and Cabenda Hardware. Firemen hold hoses
on the smoldering flames (above) while a demolition team goe to work pulling down the
E candela dl mas grand uo Oran)estad a yega di mira a tunm lugar mainta 21 di April. Edlficlonan
cu a keda henteramente destrul ta Wimec, Pacus No. 1. Toatre Gloria y Oabenda. Daho ta word
o7liulS na mas o menos un mllln dl florin. Riba e portret bomberonan to sl*l mulh despoes cu e
candela grand me.s pag, mlentrascuun otro grupo ta baha murayanan tur gekraak dl cayente.
Schutternan holandes ta domlad mireaes nm tr rib e pOtret.
A aCuet (E ) N &WS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
APRIL SO, ts4
ARvsBA (S N&
PUBLISHED AT AUBA,. M.W.I. BY THE
LADO OIL A TaANSPORT 00. LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday. May 21. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 14.
PI'lnted b the Cura anache Cunlant, Cu aqua N.W.I.
With the kite-flying season at its height, the island's
children are once again playing with danger by flying their
kites near power lines. When wet, kite strings are a good
conductor of electricity and because there is so much salt
in the Aruban air, it is easy for the kite strings here to
become damp. Then, if the kite becomes fouled up in electric
wires that are exposed, electricity might travel from the
charged wire down to the boy who is holding the string in his
A kite caught in an electric wire can not only cause injury
or death to the boy flying it; it can hurt innocent people as
well. If a kite is caught in a wire and the boy flying it pulls
at it so that he breaks the wire, the broken wire might injure
someone who comes along later. Or a broken high voltage
wire might fall down across wires leading to a house, sending
more current through the line; such a sudden increase in
power would endanger the lives of anyone using the electri-
city, or burn out the light, radios, or other electrical applian-
ces which are on at the time.
Flying kites is a fine pasttime for a boy but it becomes
a dangerous one when careless parents allow their children
to fly kites near electric power lines. With the amount of
open space available in Aruba, there is no reason for the
island's children to expose themselves to danger by flying
their kites near electric lines.
Ora cu tempo di vlie cuminza trobe, muchanan di e isla lo
bolbe hunga cu peligro si nan subi vlie den cercania di waya
di corriente. Ora cu lifia di vlie muha e ta un bon conductor
di electricidad y como aire di Aruba ta semper hfimedo,
ta masha facil pa e lifianan tambe ta himedo. Y e ora si e
lifianan bruha den wayanan exponi, e electricidad por pasa
for di e waya pa e much cu ta tene e lifia den su man.
Un vlie pega den waya electric no solamente por causa
dafio of morto na e mucha cu ta subi e vlie, pero e por per-
hudica otronan inocente tambe. Si un vlie pega den waya e e
much cu ta hunga cunr rankr te cu e kibra e waya, e waya
kibri cu keda lastra na suela, por haci dafio na un hende
cu pasa ey banda despues. Of un waya cu voltahe halto por
cai over di wayanan cu ta conduct corriente pa un cas, y esey
ta manda mas corriente pa e cas; un aumento repentino di
corriente ta pone bida di cualkier hende cu ta usa e electrici-
dad na peligro, of e por kima tur luznan, radio, of otro articu-
lonan el6trico cu. ta conecti e ora ey.
Subimento di vlie ta un bon pasatempo pa mucha-homber-
nan pero e ta bira peligroso ora mayornan descuidi ta
permit nan jioenan di subi vlie caminda tin wayanan di cor-
riente ta pasa.
Tin basta otro lugar na Aruba y no tin ningun motibo pa
muchanan di e isla expon6 nan mes y otroian hizando vlie
caminda tin waya di corriente ta pasa.
I Inetrulmenrt (tr
A daughter. Unnie Veronica. to Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Games. April 1.
A son. Patel Mohandas. to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Bankay. April 1.
A daughter, Rosemary Kathleen. to Mr. and Mrs.
Angus MacDonald, April 1.
A daughter. Barbara Christina. to MI. and Mrs.
Roheit Gregsaon,. April 3.
A son. Reginaldo Americo. to Mr. and Mrs.
Pedro Heide. April 3.
A son. Oscar Richard, to Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf
De Miranda. April 3.
A daughter. Gretel Francisca De Paula. to Mr.
and Mrs. Cecil Peter. April 3.
A son. Miguel Oswaldo, to Mr. and Mis. Olindo
Croes. April 1I.
A daughter. Jean Patricia, to Mi. and Mrs.
Joseph Antoine. April .I.
4 son. Da\id Thomas Mehroy. to Mr. and Mia.
Edward Fleary. April 1.
A daughter. Sylvia Velonica, to MI. and Mrs.
James Morton., April 6.
A daughter. Edna Sofia. to Mr. and Mrs. Domi-
nico Solognier. April 6.
A son. Clifton Dane Azad, to Mr. and Mrs. Sat-
taur Bacekus. April 7.
A daughter, Daphnee Priscilla, to Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Ellis. April 7.
A son. Francisco Luisito. to Mr. and Mrs. Jaco-
bo Georman. April 7.
A daughter. Alqueen Wilma. to Mr. and Mis.
Wilson Stroude. April 9.
A son. Hermand Leonard. to Mr. and Mrs.
Cyrille Richardson. April 9.
A son. Renwrick Edwin, to Mi. and Mrs. Guil-
laume Rogers. Apiil 9.
A son. Kennie Michael, to Mr. and Mrs. Lennie
Simon. April 10.
A daughter. Norma Marina. to' Mr. and Mrs.
Mateo Lacle, April 10.
A son. Lole Paul. to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brown.
A son. Pedro Telmo, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Atends. April 13.
A daughter. No ma Filomena, to Mr. and Mis.
Vicente Pr-ovence. April 13.
A son. Hen.oy Huxley to Mr. and Mrs. Fitz-
ierald McKenii, April 14.
A il.auhter. Martha Hleniita, to Mr. and Mrs.
Albert l'engel. April 14.
A son. Winston Mark. to Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan
Williams, April 15.
A daughter, Bib. Zoolakha Kulsum, to Mr and
Mrs. Abdul Itahim. April 15.
A son. Efrem Filomeno. to Mr. and Mrs. Ray-
mond Hlnriiluet, April 15.
A daughter. Shirley Agatha. to Mr. and Mrs.
Geolge Anetra. April 15.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sloterdisk.
A son. Norman Roberto. to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
De Cuba. April 17.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose Oduber. April 18.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Severinus Feriarn-
dez, April 18.
A son., to Mr. and Mrs. Potar Oliver. April 19.
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned in a tip for this issue)
Simon Coronal Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Batchus Instrument
Gordon Ollivierre ooo ooooo Electrical
Luciano Wever Labor
Simon ceerman oooooooo Drydock
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphil Jones Receiving & Shipping
Erskine Anderson Acid & Edeleanu
Fernando da Silva Pressure Stills
Bertle Vlapree C.T.R. & Field Shops
Hugo de Vries T.S.D. Office
Willemfrldus eaol Accounting
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse I & 2
Jacinto de Kort ooooooo 0 Laboratories 1 & 2
Henry Nassy Laboratory 3
Harold Wathey Lago Polic,
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo ou oooooo Esso & Ingo Club'
Elsa Mackintosh oooooooo Dining Hall (2)
EIerl Crichlow Catalytic
Calvin Hassel ooooooo 0o M.& C. Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edgar Connor Michine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Stella Oliver Laundry
Rlcardo Van Blarcum oooooo oo Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Hubert Ecury Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rairoop oooo oo o Special
Hopi mucha-hombernan descu-ida ta subi vlie banda di
wayanan electric, awor cu tempo di vlie a cuminza atrobe.
Esaki ta masha peligroso. Si e vlie pega den waya, corriente
por pasa pa e lifia y haci daio na e much cu ta subi e vlie.
Of si e much ranka e waya kibra y lagu4 keda lastra na suela
e por haci dafio na cualkier hende cu pasa ey banda. Tin hopi
lugar na Aruba pa subi vlie sin cu nan tin di pega den waya
electric. Sea prudent. Protege bo mes y otronan. No corre
risco sin cu tin nodi. Sub vlie solamente caminda no tin waya
electric ta pasa.
lHonlds Dinner.a eader Wants Correspondents
Elects Additional Officers
At its second meeting on April 4 at the
Lago Heights Club auditorium, Lago's
Instrument Department Sports and
Education Organization elected additio-
nal officers and installed them in a special
ceremony. A dinner followed the instal-
Newly elected officers are George
Franken, vice president; J. O. Mauricio,
treasurer; and Marceline Lake, assistant
secretary. Stanley Smith, president, and
Eric Gairy, secretary, were elected at an
The officers were installed by Benson
Douglas. Principal speaker of the meet-
ing was B. K. Chand.
Aim of the new club, numbering 60
men, is instrument education.
The Esso News recently received a
request from Leo W. Medina, of Trini-
dad, asking assistance in providing him
with correspondents in Aruba. He wishes
to exchange letters with someone from
Aruba, preferably a girl between the age
of 15 and 18.
His hobbies are swimming, boxing, and
football. His address is 77 Broadway,
San Fernando, Trinidad, B.W.I.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
April 16-30 Tuesday,
May 1-15 Tuesday,
1-30 Wednesday, May 12
Members of Uthe ewly organized Ilstruint CNpartme.t Sport and Education Organiato a"n
slww. above. They a re E O.iry, secretary; J.. Maurll., tre.surel Georges Fs ei. vI,
preldesit V. 9. Enumanel, cklarmim e tUe flunctris .mmlttsel ad M. I. Lake, .asltalt teeUle.
Net shw.e Is Stanley Smith, president.
"CYI" Pays FIs. 730
With a top award of FIs. 150 to Wil-
liam T. James, Coin Your Ideas paid
out a total of Fls. 730 for 23 ideas contri-
buted by Lago employees during the
month of February. Mr. James' idea was
to use additional harbor signals and in.
stall a "voice tube" in the Marine De-
partment's signal hut.
Other winning ideas were as follows:
Arvino Zeppenfeldt, Fls. 50, handle
transactions between Storehouse and
Esso Transportation ships on regular
storehouse transfers; and FIs. 25, mark
Lago holidays on safety calendars.
Guy Garrett, Fls. 50, U-bolt hanger
for supporting pipelines while making
repairs to main T-dock.
Alvoro Rodrigues, FIs. 35, install line
with blockvalve and bleeder from N.D.
and P.D. rundown line drain valves to
water draw-off line Pressure Stills.
George A. Bennett, FIs. 35, make port-
able cement storage shanty.
Ernest J. Holmes, Fls. 30, install board
with white arrow on large lake tankers
to indicate location of loading valves.
Merlin Fisk, Fls. 30, install subway
grating around gauging hatch on heavy
Ernest Vanterpool, Fls. 25, install
small ladder in each section of ware-
Osmond R. Mitchell, Fls. 25, reinforced
concrete slab platform for 20,000 pounds
Fernando Richards, Fls. 25, install
loudspeaker at Plant Dispensary.
Otto J. Burkard, Fls. 25, new airline
tie-in for light ends area and Cat plant.
Herman A. Lopez, Fls. 25, install 02
cylinder rack for pod room, Lab. No. 3.
Rene A. Young, Fls. 20, use fresh
water when washing entrainment elimi-
nators on evaporators.
Lionel H. Dyer, Fls. 20, install guard
between push button and control switch
No. 1 Powerhouse.
Leon P. Goeloe, Fls. 20, place number
of pressure stills on stack.
Terry J. Smith, FIs. 20, use standard
material tickets for ice purchases.
Jacques Lobbrecht, Fls. 20, assign
refinery license plates to company owned
Miss Nydia Ecury, Fls. 20, install
pigeon-hole in wall between Esso News
office and poster room.
Wilfred Ho-Sing-Loy, Fls. 20, elimi-
nate safety hazard vicinity Store-
Herbert Hengeveld, Fls. 20, install
portable stepladder in stationery room
Walter I. Sluizer, Fls. 20, install
sample bleeder line on new 8" N.D. line
west of No. 4 unit Pressure Stills.
Eugene Sjaw-A-Kiam, Fls. 20, relocate
reactor condenser inlet thermowell and
thermocouples Catalytic Department.
Pictures of the members of the pre-
sent Employees Advisory Committee are
shown on pages 4 and 5. Below are listed
the 24 districts and the departments
represented in each.
The present EAC has 31 elected repre-
sentatives; one vacancy, in District 2, is
yet to be filled.
District 1: Yard (Cleanout. Stevedores. Rig-
gers, Asphalt Mixers. Concrete
District 2: Pipe. Pipe Shop
District 3: Carpenter. Paint. Masons. Insuls-
District 4: Dining Halls
District 5: Bol,., Tin. Blacksmith. Welding.
District I: Electrical Utilities Adminiatra-
District 7: Machinists (Machine Shop -
Foundry C.T R. M. & C. Ad-
District B: Flmhouse Salvage Yard
District 5: Colony Service Operations Of-
fice. Administration. Hydroponics
Colony Maintenance Colony Com-
District 10 Plant and Wholesale Conmmissries.
(ol1. Sturage Laundry
District 11 Utilities. Powerhouse & Fire De-
District 12: lartment
District 13i Cracking Department
Gas Poly Catalytic
District 14: L.ight Oils Finishing
District IS: Acid & Edeleanu
District 16t Technical Service Department (All
District 17: Marine Office Launches &
District 18s Ship Repair Yard
District IS: Lago Police Department
District 20: Accounting Executive Per-
District 21: Medical Stewards Clubs -
District 22l Instrument
District il1 Garage Transporttatio
District 241 Receiving & Shipping Marine,
ARUUA Ssl NiEWS
"Clean" Record At Laundry
Washer Supervisor Paullto Arends closes the door of the washer before starting it to wash the
clothes. To avoid injury to his hands, the operator must handle the double sliding doors with care.
Supervisor di labamento, Paullto Arends. ta terra port dl e machien di laba promi6 u a start e
machlen. E empleado meter terne da cud eu portanan dobbel pis, pa e no hlba daio na su mannan.
Ines Thlel operates
the huge handker-
chief ironer. Having
a metal temperature
of 338 degrees, this
equipment has a
metal guard in front
under which the oper-
ator slides the hand-
kerchiefs. If the oper-
ator's hands touch
this guard, which
cannot be removed,
the machine automa-
tically stops, preven-
t nu an Injury.
Petra Hoevertsz na
un machien dl strike
camlsa. Entre 7 a 9
million camisa ta pasa
den laundry pa siman.
Cu e machien dobbel
akil Petra por strike
65 camisa pa ora.
Ines Thiel ta traha cu
e machien dl strike
lenso, cu tin un tem-
peratura dl 338 gra-
do. E machien aki tin
un capa dl seguridad
bao di cual e opera-
dor ta pasa e lenso-
nan un pa un. Asina
cu man di e emplea-
do mishi cu e capa e
machien ta para auto-
maticamente, y dl es
moda ta preveni un
While his assistant, Cerllio Arends, looks on,
Eugene Keesler, general foreman of the Plant
Laundry, points to the sign showing that the
employees at the laundry have gone 1,204,158
man hours without a single disabling injury. The
month-by-month record also shows that the last
minor Injury at the laundry occurred.last October.
Eugene Keesler, general foreman di Laundry hunter
cu su asistente, Cerillo Arends, ta welta e berchi
co ta mustra cu empleadonan dl Laundry a traha
1,.04.158 era sin un accident cu p6rdida dl
tempo fo'i trabao. E record mensual ta mustra
tambe cu e ultimo accident menor tabata na
October dl anja pasa.
It's a rare housewife who goes a month
without suffering some kind of minor
injury. Yet the 112 employees of the
Plant Laundry, who work close to one
another amid 93 different pieces of hot
equipment, haven't suffered an injury of
any kind in over six months. And they've
had no disabling injury since December
Handling over 2,000,000 pounds of
laundry a year, the workers at the
laundry spend their day among steam
presses, sock ironers, sewing machines,
steam starch cookers equipment
which can quickly injury any but the
most careful, efficient workers. Yet since
last October 13, or 153,871 man hours
ago, the laundry employees haven't sus-
tained even a slight burn from any of the
hot machines among which they work.
Hundreds of operations a day take
place at the laundry which involve the
use of the employees' hands. Yet not
even a skinned knuckle or bruised finger
have been sustained by the men and
women there in the last six months. And
their safety record of 1,204,158 man
hours without a disabling injury is
indeed one of which they and their
supervisors may be proud.
Petra Hoeverts is shown at one of the laundry's
shirt pressers. From seven to nine thousand shirts
pass through the laundry each week and she ean
press 4S an hour on this double press.
Record "Limpi" di Laundry
Poco mama di cas por traha center un
luna sin hiba cualkier desgracia chikito,
manera un corta den un dede of algo por
el estilo. Sinembargo 112 empleado di
Laundry, cu ta traha hunto mel-mei di 93
diferente equipo cayente no a hiba nin-
gun sorto di desgracia durante 6 luna. Y
nan no tabatin ningun accident cu p6r-
dida di tempo foi trabao foi December
Nan ta traha cu mas di 2,000,000 liber
di paila pa afia y e empleadonan di
Laundry ta traha henter dia cu machien-
nan cu ta traha cu stoom, cu facilmente
por haci dafo na e trahador di mas cui-
dadoso. Y toch for di October 13, of
153,871 ora di trabao, e empleadonan di
laundry no a haya ningun kimA chikito
di e machinenan cu cualnan nan ta traha.
Tur dia centenares di operacionnan ta
tuma lugar, pa cualnan empleadonan di
laundry master usa nan mannan. Y toch
ningun rascA, ningun dede machica e
empleadonan no tabatin durante seis
luna. Y nan record di Seguridad di
1,204,158 ora sin un accident cu p6rdida
di tempo ta un record di cual tanto ta e
empleadonan como nan hefenan por bien
Electrical Class Graduates v
A course of study which began in February 1947
came to a close early this month when these 17
members of an electrical job-training course re-
ceived their diplomas. They are the third class to
graduate from the "First Course for Electrl-
clans", a course concerned mainly with the theory
of electricity. They were awarded their diplomas
by MAC Division Superintendent C. M. Lower at
radiation exercises held on April 12. Other
speakers at the ceremony included J. L. Dortch.
W. L. Stlehl. and John De Lange; L. Bryan spoke
on behalf of the graduates. The ceremony was
marked by the presentation of a pen and pencil
set by the members of the class to J. F. Brown,
their Instructor. Members of the class are, back
row from left to right W. Verwayen. J. Palm,
P. Semeleer, J. Franken. Q. Arends. P. Lewis,
Mr. Brown, I. Penso, W. Vervuurt, J. Thomas, and
D. Mitchell. In front,. Stuart, L. Gayle, L. Bryan,
P. Brathwalte, W. Samson. 0. Glel, and J. Yek On
hue. Meanbers not ai the picture are J. Lampe
and M. v. d. Blese.
Training Program Starts /Would You Have Known??
r I E r
Most people who have birthdays on April I are
probably rather suspicious whenever a group of
their friends get together to award them a gift.
They never know whether they are going to receive
a real gift or whether their friends are only play-
ing a joke on them. But when friends of Ina Hassell.
of the Training Division, gave her a small parcel
on April Fool's Day they weren't fooling, for In-
side the box was a ring. Eddie Jessurun makes the
presentation while, from left to right, Jessie Con-
zale, Wally Nahar, Ena Jardine, Louise Simmons,
Viola Viera. Rumold Orosco, and Errol Rally, all
of the Training Division, look on.
FOR SALE: 1936 Plymouth 2-door
Sedan; 6 tube Hallicrafter radio (3 wave
band); new automatic record player.
ESSO NEWS Box 27.
FOR SALE: RCA radio-phonograph,
console model. ESSO NEWS Box 28.
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A training program for junior enigin-
eers, lasting six months and consisting
of lectures and field trips, was started
this month. It will familiarize new junior
engineers with the overall organization
and layout of the refinery, the functions
of various departments and their rela-
tionship to each other.
O. Mingus, assistant general manager,
and F. E. Griffin, process superinten-
dent, spoke to the group at the opening
session concerning the nature of the
course and the benefits that will be ob-
tained from it. Chief value of the new
program will be to aid the junior
engineer to ocquire the practical "know
how" of actual plant operation.
Asociacion di Seguridad Ta Reuni
Asociacion di Seguridad di Aruba a
tene su reunion di cada dos siman na
Strand Hotel anochi di 20 di April. E
miembronan a cena prom6 y despues a
sigui e reunion. E punto cu a word dis-
cuti mas ta eliminaci6n di peligronan den
caya principal di Oranjestad.
Credit for one of the best ways of pre-
senting the safety-record pencils goes to
Paul Walker, fire chief, who quizzed men
in his group on the purpose of the little
air bubble in the oil.
One man said it made a carpenters'
level; another that it was to play with.
Not so, said Paul Walker. It is a safety
factor for the pencil. If no bit of air
space is left in the oil chamber, heat
could expand the oil and burst the
plastic. And that, he said, is one of the
bases of safety every employee's
attention to the little bits of carefulness
that keep himself and his fellow-
employees from getting hurt.
And he's right!
The amount of oil in all the pen-
cils is 5.02 gallons, or just over a
tenth of a barrel. Each pencil con-
tains 2 cubic centimeters of oil.
O.K., so you missed that one.
Try this one: how many safety
pencils can be filled from just one
day's run at Lago?
Answer on page 8.
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APRIL 30. 1948
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The Finger Pier was full of Arubas early this month with the seldom-seen 'Pan Aruba" to the left
and the familiar "Esso Aruba" to the right. They are not sister ships, as is sometimes thought. The
"Pan" belongs to Leif Hoegh of Oslo, the "Esso" is well, ESSO. It is the first time anyone can
remember their tying up at the same dock at the same time. (Walking up the dock at right Is
Robert Mayer. zone foreman in the Yard Department which was unloading 850 tons of cargo from
the "Esso Aruba".)
Ora bondernan di paAa yega. e empleadonan cu ta marc
papa ta spera di contra cu paAa sushi so. Pero hopl bez nan
sa haya sorpesanan, manera e ilesenbeinnan den better riba
* portret aki, bruhl den pananan sushi c yega Laundry.
When bundles come Into the Plant Laundry, the girls at the
marking table usually expect to find only dirty clothes in
them. However, they occasionally receive a surprise when they
coen across some kind of crawling creature mixed in with
the laundry. When such a thing happens, they casually kill
It and go on about their work. The bottled beasts above are
centipedes which sneaked into the laundry in bundles of
clothes and really got taken to the cleaners. (See page 3
for new on how laundry employees avoid the usual hazards
of their work.)
Over 250 Girl Scouts and Brownies from every section of the
Island met at Tarabana April 10, for a full day of fun and
ceremony. Since the girls were little girls, It was mostly fun
and little ceremony. Above, in the opening of the day's acti-
vities, the Netherlands, American. British and Scout flags are
presented to the leaders while the group sang the three natlo-
ael anthems and the Scout song. Below, an hour of games
before lunch helped the girls from the different troops to get
amqamlnted. Below at right are Mrs. Scheorl, Girl Scout
District Commissioner from Curaaoe. Mrs. John 0. Eman
(facing camera), who loaned her country home for the
occasion, snd Mrs. Paul GordUi of the Lago Troop, who was
chairman for the day.
Mas di 250 Padvlndster di tur e dlferente trupanan dl Aruba
a contra na Tarabana dia 10 di April. pa pasa henter un dia
dl plezier y ceremonla. Aki 'riba, despues dl yegada bande-
ranan Holandes, Americano y Ingles ta word presentA na
guladornan di e diferente gruponan mientras tur a canta e
tres himonan naclonal. AkI bao proml cu comlda, un era
di wegi a duna e mucha-muhernan oportunldad pa hadl
conoci cu otro. Aki bao, na banda drechl. Seoera Schoorl, dl
Padvindsternan di Curagao. Senora John G. Eman. kende a
fla su cunucu pa e occasion y SeAera Paul GordlJn di Trupanan
dl Lago, kende a dirigi e grupe heater dia.
Simon Wernet, aki 'riba a cumpll 20 anja dl servielo cu
Compania luna past. El a cumlnza traha na Marine Wharves
Department dia 4 di Januarl, 1928. Seoer Wernet no ta
gusta transportacl6n modern dl truck of bus ainda e t
bin trabao riba su burico tur dia meseos cu e tabata had
20 anja pasi.
Simon Wernet. above, completed 20 years of service around
Lago's harbor last month. He Joined the Company in the
Marine Wharves Department January 4, 120M. Mr. Wernto
has no use for the modern bus and truck transportation
system he still rides his burro to work every day as he
did 20 years ago.
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Cricket Season Ends With Awards
BadeCnPowoll and St. Vincent line up in front of the speakers' stand In the picture at right, before
the prize-awarding that wound up the cricket competition at the port Park April 11. /
elow at right, Mr. Griffin extends the Company's congratulations to all who had a part In making
the league the most successful In Sport Park cricket history.
Below, Process Supt. F. E. Griffin bowls a complete over to Industrial Relatione Manager B. Teagle,
to the amusement of a large crowd of cricket experts. (The bowler proved he knows how t. throw a
b ase b a I, though the batter came through with a four.)
Trophies and individual prizes for the 1947-1948 Sport Park Cricket Compe-
tition were presented April 11, following a presentation match between the Senior
League champions, St. Vincent, and the top Intermediate League team, Baden-
Powell. A large crowd attended both the
High point of the afternoon was the
awarding of silver loving cups to Cyril
Brown, St. Vincent skipper, and Robert
Martin, captain of the Baden-Powell XI,
and of cameras, pen sets, lighters, and
cuff link sets to the individual prize-
winners. Presentations were made by
B. Teagle of Industrial Relations.
Speakers included E.A.C. Chairman
B. K. Chand, Edney Huckleman of the
Sport Park Committee, Process Super-
intendent F. E. Griffin, B. Teagle, R. A.
Bishop of the Lago Heights Committee,
and the captains of the two winning
Especially commented on was the
high level of sportsmanship displayed by
teams and individuals throughout the
long period of play, with all questions
solved by the committee as they arose,
and all teams finishing out the league.
Credit was also extended to the members
of the Sport Park Committee which had
organized and conducted the early part
of the competition.
Chairman Huckleman wound up the
statistical portion of the program with a
reading of outstanding individual per-
Players In the Senior Division receiving individual
awards were as follows:
Most Valuable Player: R. Walker, of St. Vincent.
Player Making the Highest Individual Score: A.
Joseph. Eagle. 122 runs not out,
Highest Batting Average: Kelvin Wong. West In-
dian. 173 runs.
Bowler Taking Most Wickets: R. Walker, St. Vin-
cent, 11 wickets.
Best Bowling Average: P. Phillips, Maple, 13
wickets for 56 luna, average 5.3.
These players were honored in the Intermediate
Most Valuable: D. Grant. Baden-Powell.
Highest Individual Score: G. Canwood. St. Eusta-
tlus, 78 runs.
Highest Batting Aveiage J. Van Heyningen. Ener-
getic. 33 and two-thirds per inning.
Boiler Taking Most Wickets: G. Dorsett, St. Eus-
tatius. 17 wickets.
Best Bowling Aelage: C. Emmanuel. Energetic.
six wickets for 19 luns, 3.16 and one-sixth
Honorable mention went to these Senior Division
Leonard Alexander. St. Vincent 95 not out
George K Scaler, Maple 84 not out
C. Bonadie. St. Vincent 63
A. Wardally. West Indian o54
R. Walker. St. Vincent 49 not out
Lawrence Edwards. West Indian 45
V. Peters, Dominica 43 not out
game (won by St. Vincent) and the
Batters in the Intermediate Division receiving
honorable mention included:
W. John. Renown 63
R. Grant. Baden-Powell 57
G. Emmanuel. Energetic 56
D. London. Baden-Powell 52
J. Hanley, Coral 18
J. Smith. Ever-Ready 11
The following Senior Division players received
honorable mention for bowling:
R. Rohoman, British Guiana, G wickets for 32 runs,
H. Horsford. Grenada. 9 wickets for 58 runs, 6.44
S. Bacchus. West Indian. 10 wickets for 70 runs, 7
E. Charles. Dominica, 4 wickets for 34 runs. 8.5
1. Mendes, British Guiana, 5 wickets for 45 runs,
C. Nicholas, St. Vincent. 13 wickets for 116 runs.
Intermediate Division bowlers receiving honorable
C. Matthews, Baden-Powell. 9 wicket, for 54
D. Williams, Baden-Powell. II wickets for 89
R. Cato. Baden-Powell. 4 wickets for 28 runs, 7
C. Buntin. Coral, 11 wickets for 77 runs. 7
A. Jarvis. Energetic, 6 wickets for 46 runs. 7.33
R. Martin, Baden-Powell. 12 wickets for 92
W. John, Ever-Ready, 9 wickets for 72 runs. 8
D. Grant, Baden-Powell, 8 wickets for 67 runs,
Two men in the Senior Division scored over a
century each. A. Joseph, of the Eagle team, scored
122 not out and K. Wong, of West Indian, made
106 not out.
Teams scoring over 170 runs in the Senior Divi-
sion included West Indian. with 249 for 6 wickets:
Eagle. 245; St. Vincent. 196: and Dominica. 172.
Teams in the Intermediate Division which scored
the most runs were Coral, with 209: Energetic,
203. and St. Eustatius. 189.
In the Senior loop Grenada scored the least
runs, 29, in any one game.
In the Intel mediate, Eneigetic and Baden-Powell
tied fo. the least runs in one game, each scor-
Baseball Season Starts
The Sport Park baseball season got
under way Sunday, April 25, when Coca-
Cola defeated the San Lucas nine, 4 to 3
at the Sport Park. C. J. Monroe, repre-
senting management, threw the first ball
to Edney Huckleman, Sport Park coordi-
nator for baseball, to officially set the
The Dodgers play San Lucas May 2;
Coca-Cola and the Dodgers clash May 9;
and Coca-Cola and San Lucas play May
16. All games are played at the Sport
The league's three teams, consisting of
well-known players from previous years'
nines, will play until the latter part of
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
William Rae was fin
employed by the Mid
west Refining Com
pany on March 11
1918. In 1921 h
transferred to th
Standard Oil Corn
pauny (Indian) a
SCasper, Wyomlng. H
came to Lago o
April 18, 1n28 as
master pipefitter Ii
the M & C Depart
ment. Now a zon
supervisor, he has at
talned 30 years ser
vice without a singI
John McBride (top left) joined the Esse Trans
portation Company on April 1I, 1928. On Augus
6, 1934, he became assistant Dry Dock foreman
and is presently shipyard general foreman.
Prudenclo Luydens (top right) started to wor
for Lago on April 16, 1928 as pipefitter. His
20 years with Lago. all of which have been witl
the Pipe Department, have been attained without
a single deductible absence. He is now a Sub
Charles Hazel (bottom left) was employed Apri
14. 1928 as a laborer. Later in the year, after
brief period with the Boilermakers, he was trans
ferred to Utilities, where he is now a fireman.
Jacob E. Kleberg (bottom right) was employed
by the Eses Transportation Co. on March 15, 1928
On May 24 of the same year he was transferred
to Lago in the Pump House of the Receiving and
Shipping Dept.. where he has remained. He Is a
SSpencer S. Myer
SRobert B. Constantine
t Robert N. Gullit
: Robert E. A. Martin
SEvert G. Renfurm
SRaoul A. A. Smith
Calvin McW. Malone
Albino D. Dijkhoff
Hugh K. Ollivierre
Cecil R. Peter
John J. Warner
Pablo De Cuba
Michiel Geerman A
Jacques R. Siem
Joseph I. Castilho
Edward H. Clevely
William H. MacKnight
Alexander A. Lie-Hap-Po
SJean I. Minton
James W. Moseley
Omar A. DeSouza Pr
Sydney E. W. Alleyne Pr
SCharles Barnes Pr
Chester R. Rogers Pr
John D. Rawls Pr
Thomas F. X. Kelley Pr
Joseph J. Stone Jr. Pr
S Cladius Chichester Col
Cecil J. Vlaun
S John T. Walker
Kenny R. Williams
William R. White
Bartholomeus W. A. Krie
John J. Burchill
Hermanus Tielen P
M & C Admin.
cid & Edeleanu
The St. Eustatlus Cricket Club travelled to Curacao over the Easter holidays for a series of matches
with Curaao's St. Eustatius team. Members of the Araub club are, back row left to right, 0. Seely,
. ennett., A. Spanner, P. Biarkl, R. R.oosber, T. M lluma (umnager), .Spnner, M. Pandt,
J. Thompson, 0. Dorsett, end A. Alexander. In front are T. Jehnson, I. oHowe,. G enwood, C. Hasell,
and V. Lopes. Not shown Is L. Alexander.
St. Eustatius Cricketers Play
Two Draw Matches in Curagao
The St. Eustatius Cricket Clubs of
Aruba and Cu-raao met for two matches
over the Easter holidays, both of which
ended in draw games. The games were
played at Suffisant, Curacao before an
estimated crowd of 3,000 people.
The test match, played March 26 and
27, started with Curacao batting first
and declaring at 205 runs for two
wickets. The Aruba team then declared
at 228 runs for seven wickets. High
scorers for the visitors were G. Canwood
with 39 runs; B. Bennett, 30; T. John-
son, 30; I. Howe, 27; and P. Berkel, 24.
The Curagao team then went to wickets
with only ten minutes playing time re-
maining and lost two wickets for one run.
The Aruba cricketers were the guests
of Curagao's St. Eustataus team.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Tiny Horses Do Big Things in Mo
Sunley Atkinson, "Commodore" chief
engineer of the Lake Fleet, left on retire-
ment last week, with the good wishes of
a host of Marine friends. Mr. Atkinson
had 23 years of service in the Fleet.
At a farewell party at the Marine Club
April 14, Capt. W. Thomas for the shore
S staff presented him with a gold pocket
watch. Chief Engineer A. McCallum
made the presentation for the floating
staff, with gifts of sterling silver table
service and a silver coffee service.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson will take up
residence in England.
APRIL 0S, 1S4d
Lourens Derksen, of the Drydock,
starts a three weeks vacation May 10.
Ten days later he will be married to Petra
Wernet at the Santa Cruz Church.
Two employees of the Stewards De-
partment recently left on vacation and
another is due to leave in a few days.
Juan Kelly started his two weeks vaca-
tion on April 12, remaining here in Aru-
ba. Faithman Paul left for Carricou,
B.W.I., on April 24 and will remain there
for nine weeks. And Jose Frans will start
his two weeks vacation on May 4; he is
spending it in Caracas.
Above, some mem-
bers of the club pose
with Charles Wilson.
their sponsor. The
boys down front are
Ronnie Turner. Neal
Rae, Pete Benet, and
Charles Drew; stand-
ing, left to right, are
Nell Carroll. Joe Car-
roll, Jimmy Baggaley,
Warren Carroll, and
Fascinated boys (at
right) look over the
show at the Trade-
winds Model Racing
Club's exhibit April
10. From the lower
left corner reading
clockwise the boys
are Warren Carroll,
Pete Benet, Joe Car-
roll. Neil Carroll. and
If Colony residents
ed drone that sounds
screaming ghost and
a screaming ghost or
engine smaller than a
teen small boys of the
Racing Club are using
hear a high-pitch-
midway between a
a B-29, it won't be
a B-29 but a little
tea-cup. The four-
tiny engines rang-
ing from 1/6 to 3/4 horsepower to drive
model boats, airplanes and cars that they
build or assemble from kits. They held
their first exhibit, well-attended by both
parents and envious small-fry, at the
Scout House April 10.
The club was formed six weeks ago,
with Charles Wilson of the Telephone
Exchange as sponsor and "technical ad-
visor". Mr. Wilson has been a model-
building enthusiast for some time. A
growing number of boys became interest-
ed in what he was doing, and finally they
started a club with regular meetings for
work, and a demerit system to prevent
too much horsing around.
They meet and do most of their work
at the Scout Cabana on the point,
because many of their operations are
just too noisy for neighbors to take.
Cylinders on the little engines are only
1/3 to 1/2 cubic inch in capacity, yet
they turn up over 6000 revolutions per
minute, besides producing an ear-split-
ting amount of racket.
One of the best features of the enter-
prise is that the boys don't "hit up the
old man" for the money to buy their
engines or airplanes kits. One boy raises
pine trees for sale, several do baby-sit-
ting, another does yard work, and some
wash cars. They even cut down on movies
and occasionally do without a soda. And
in their spare time they assemble and
tinker with and operate their engines.
When these boys grow up they're going
to know their way around inside a motor
better than most people do, besides hav-
ing a whale of a lot of fun right now.
31,794,000,000 pencils, or enough
to give ten to every resident of the
Dutch West Indies and still have
more pencils than you know what
to do with, could be filled from one
day's run at Lago.
The answers to these vital
questions were furnished by Lago's
top scientific talent, which was
hastily assembled by the ESSO
NEWS just for this purpose.
Tanker Fleet Increased
To help meet its increased transporta-
tion requirements, the Standard Oil Com-
pany (New Jersey) and its affiliates
bought 23 ocean tankers from the U.S.
Maritime Commission in 1947.
In an inventory released to its share-
holders, the company pointed out that
this brought the fleet to 125 tankers at
the end of the year, totalling 1,936,000
deadweight tons. In addition, five small
foreign-flag special service tankers were
Since the first of 1948, the company
stated, three more ocean tankers have
been purchased and contracts placed for
the construction of six 16-knot super-
tankers of 26,000 deadweight tons each.
The report added that steps were
being taken to equip all company- owned
tankers under United States and Panama
registry with radar this year to promote
greater safety and operating efficiency.
Dutch Co. Celebrates Service
Five hundred and fifty-six employees
of the Standard organization in Holland
recently cabled the Jersey Company
directors in recognition of their having
received company service buttons. The
556 employees, with a combined service
of 13,353 years with the Standard Ame-
rikaansche Petroleum Compagnie N.V.,
expressed their appreciation at belong-
ing to the worldwide Esso family.
In reply, Jersey Chairman Frank W.
Abrams cabled the company's congratu-
lations, adding that "loyal employees
constitute the most valuable asset a
company can have. You may well take
pride, and we share that pride, in these
awards which symbolize such a magnifi-
cent record of loyal service and good
management relations in the Esso tradi-
The Dutch company employees receiv-
ed service buttons
to 50 years.
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When Port Steward Thomas Russell leaves early next month for retirement he will take with him
two handsome mementos from employees in the department he headed for many years. With
Frederick Seon making the presentation he received a large silver tray engraved "As a mark of
appreciation from the staff of Thomas Russell, Port Steward. 1929-194a". Lee Boom Kim then
presented a crystal pitcher and glass set from the Chinese personnel of the Lake Fleet. The group
Is shown above, with Mr. Russell in the center, after the presentation.
On April ,9 the day before Olive Lambert was married to Clement Pierre, her fellow employees at
the Lago Club presented her with a cocktail set. E. Gouvela, assistant manager of the club, Is
making the presentation.
for service ranging up
Lloyd Belton. of the Electric Shop, was married on April 2 at St. Theresa'o Church to Hilda Davis
Sreception was held after the ceremony at their home. The day before the woddfag his fll w
workers In the Electric shop gathered to present him with a gift. Above, Shop Fersi William
Rafleosid i shown maklg the presentation.
On bejialf of the Esso Heights employees, McGilchrist Pope presents a Rogers silver set and large
silver picture frame to Allan Raymond, of the Esso Heights Dining Hall. The presentation, held on
April 9. was to honor his marriage the following day to Bridget Alexander. The couple, married In
the Anglican Church in San Nicolas, will live in Dakota.