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VOL. 9 No. 7 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
"C.Y.I." Pays Fis. 605
Edward Kulisek Gets Fis. 200
For Helmet Identification Idea
Two supplemental and 13 initial
awards, totalling FIs. 605, were paid out
by the Coin Your Ideas Committee in
Top supplemental award of FIs. 200
went to Edward J. Kulisek for his idea
/fo identify the pushers of various M & C
Top "C.Y.I." winner for March was Edward
J. Kulisek (above), whose idea to identify the
pushers of the various M & C crafts in the field
with bands around their safety helmets earned him
a supplemental award of Fis. 200.
crafts in the field by bands around
safety helmets. This idea was carried
a step further when safety helmets were
painted various colors according to
departments, making it possible to iden-
tify an employee's craft by the color of
Second largest award for March went
to Miss Nydia Ecury for her idea to run
a children's page in the Esso News. She
received a supplemental award of Fls. 75.
The 13 initial awards were as follows:
Leopold Richardson, Fls. 25, Connect
bleeder valves on pumps so as to drain
Nydia Ecury reads a story from the "Kids Korner"
in the "Esso News" to her little nephew. Kenny,
son of Hubert Ecury of the Garage. Miss Ecury's
idea to run a children's page in the "Esso News"
earned her a supplemental "C.Y.I." award of
into packing gland leakage collecting
system at No. 12 Aviation Still.
Wilhelm De Souza, Fls. 25, Install
mercoid switches on east and west hot-
wells level arm.
Leonardus Benne, Fls. 25, Portable
ladder for compressors at Alky No. 2.
Irvin Homer, FIs. 20, Install perma-
nent "stays" on Tar Stripping plant
Alexander Simon, Fls. 50, Operating
procedure on low line gas & condensate
facilities and gas compressor unit No. 2.
Thomas De Cuba, Fls. 20, Install rail-
ing on north side of N.D. Separator at
No. 6 combination unit.
Emil Pfeffer, Fls. 25, Spanner wrench
Continued on Page 7
Gezaghebber Ta Felicit- Lago
Cu Record Reciente di Seguridad
Potloodnan di Seguridad cu azeta di
Esso aden, cu a worde distribui na tur
empleadonan di refineria luna pasa como
souvenir di Lago su record di Seguridad,
a bai tambe pa Gezaghebber di Aruba y
Gouverneur di Curaqao.
Den un carta, gradiciendo Directiva di
Compania pa su potlood, Gezaghebber
Kwartsz ta bisa, "Mi ta mes content cu
boso cu e record alcanza y mi ta feliciA
boso particularmente pasobra e ta proba
co boso tin un bon organization. Mi ta
spera cu Seguridad lo sigui mantene den
future na interest di boso compania y
di Bishita na Aruba
Storia di nuebe luna den un campo pri-
sonero Japones ta loque Otto Ferrol a
conta durante un bishita na su ruman
Hugo di Powerhouse.
Siman pasi, Otto kende tin vacantie
foi su trabao cu Compania Real Holan-
desa de Vapores, a pasa algun dia na
Aruba. El d nace na Surinam y el a biba
na Java durante e ultimo 20 anjanan.
Japonesnan a tuma e isla mientras cu
Ferrol su vapor tabata den haaf. El a
logra na scapa y el a uni6 cu trahadornan
Ondergronds y su trabao tabata di hiba
y trece cartanan na scondi.
Despues di algun tempo Japonesnan a
cohe y despues di hopi preguntanan y
golpiamento nan a tir6 den un cuarto
chikito, unda el a keda nuebe luna largo.
Durante tur es tempo e no a sali for di e
cuarto ningun biaha, nunca e no a feita
ni pela y e no a mira luz di solo tur e
Ora coe el a sali trobe e tabatin un otro
problema cuminda y paila pa su
Sefiora y 6 jioe. Miembronan di Onder-
gronds a percura pa nan tur e tempo,
pero toch nunca no tabatin basta y su
jioenan tabata malo y tabatin mester di
dokter. Guerra a caba un luna despues y
nan a haya tratamiento medico cerca
Esaki tabata prom6 bishita di Ferrol
na Aruba despues di nuebe anja. E ta
spera cu paz mundial lo por realizA, y cu
nunca mas lo e tin di bolbe sufri e tor-
mento di un campo di prison.
Atlas Sky Merchant Returns
From Global Business Tour
The Atlas Sky Merchant landed in
New York City, April 15, after a 50,000
mile, 100-day flight around the world.
F. H. Bedford, Jr., a Jersey director and
president of Atlas Supply Company who
made the trip with other Atlas execu-
tives, said the flight pioneered a new
type of commerce and merchandising
The giant flying showroom (a Douglas
DC-4) made more than 46 stops in towns
and cities around the world and visited
28 countries from the Caribbean, to
Africa, Egypt, French Indo-China, China,
Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines,
Dutch East Indies, Japan and other
countries. Thousands of people inspected
the airplane and saw its cargo of Atlas
automobile and aviation tires, batteries,
Have any pictures of
Lago in the old days?
Next January Lago will celebrate its
20th birthday. For its special 20 year an-
niversary issue, the Esso News is eager
to get snapshots of the refinery taken
about 1930 or earlier. If you have any,
will you get in touch with the staff?
They can be copied photographically and
returned to you unharmed. The phone
number is 523.
Lago Seaman Cited For Putting Out Dredge Fire
When fire broke out last month aboard the dredge,
"Invercalbo", it was Martlnus A. Winklaar
(above) who was mainly responsible for putting
It out. Mr. Winklaar's action earned him a letter
of commendation from Marine Manager G. H. Jett.
Ora cu tabatin candela abordo di e draga "lnver-
ealbo" luna pasi, ta na Martinus Winklaar do
rapidez y presencia dl espirita particularmente tin
di gradici cu el a paga asina liher. Sr. Wlnklaar
a ricibi un carta di comendacion di Gerente dl
Marine Department C. H. Jett pa so action.
Marinero di Lago HonrB
Pa Pagamento di Candela
Curashi y presencia di espiritu demon-
stra pa Martinus A. Winklaar a yuda
evita perdida grand y perhuicio exten-
sivo luna pasa ora cu el a paga candela
abordo di e drag "Invercaibo".
Sr. Winklaar, kende pa su curashi y
ingeniosidad a ricibi un carta di comen-
dacion di Gerente di Marine Department,
G. H. Jett, ta un marinero abordo di
Un candela a cuminza anochi di 17 di
April abordo di "Invercaibo" cu tabata
riba drydock. Unbez pasashinan di e
drag a yena cu human y tabata imposibel
pa alcanza e candela foi riba dek.
Ripidamente Winklaar a mara dos
trapi di palo na otro cu un pida cabuya
y el a subi na canto di e barco te cu el a
yega na e bantana for di cual human ta-
bata bolter pafor. E ora e hombernan
riba dek a pasa pida cabuya pe sigura su
curpa na canto di e barca y despues nan
a pas6 e slang di awa. Despues di a tene
esaki den e bentana durante 20 minuut,
Winklaar a logra na paga e candela y di
es moda a evita mas dafo y posiblemente
p6rdida complete di e barco.
E carta di comendacion a word pre-
sentA na dje pa Sr. Jett, na un reunion
departmental na Marine office dia 23 di
April y e carta ta elogia Winklaar pa
"su ingeniosidad y acci6n rapido pa paga
e candela", y tambe cu ta pa su esfuerzo-
nan cu e candela a worde pagA asina
"Mi ke tuma e oportunidad aki pa
express mi aprecio pa bo accion comen-
dable y pa ofrece mi sincera gratitud y
felicitacion pa bo esfuergonan na es inci-
dente" e carta a conclui.
Sr. Winklaar ta un empleado di Marine
Department desde September 1, 1938.
Plans Underway For Queen'/
Birthday Celebration Aug. 31.
Plans are underway for the gala cele-
bration to be held at the Lago Sports
Park August 31 in honor of the 50th
anniversary of Queen Wilhelmina's reign.
Lago Sport Park sub-committee is
composed of B. K. Chand, chairman;
E. J. Huckleman, H. M. Nassy, E. G.
Ollivierre, F. Dirksz, A. Dennie, A. H.
Rasul, R. E. A. Martin, and Mario Croes.
This committee is working in conjunc-
tion with the government-appointed
Queen's Birthday Committee and both
groups are hoping this celebration will
be successful and entertaining to all.
MAY 21, 1948
The courage and quick thinking of
Martinus A. Winklaar helped to prevent
serious loss and extensive damage last
month when he put out a fire aboard the
Mr. Winklaar, whose bravery and
resourcefulness earned him a letter of
commendation from Marine Manager
G. H. Jett, is a seaman aboard the tug,
Fire broke out the evening of April 17
aboard the "Invercaibo", then in dry-
dock. The passageways on the ship im-
nediately became filled with smoke,
making it impossible to reach the fire
from the deck.
Winklaar hurriedly tied two wooden
ladders together with a rope and climbed
up the side of the ship until he reached
the porthole from which the smoke was
pouring. The men on deck then passed
down a rope with which he made him-
self secu-re to the side of the ship.
Then the fire hose was handed down
to him. Holding the hose in the port-
hole for about 20 minutes, Winklaar was
able to put out the fire, thus averting
any further damage and possibly saving
the ship from total loss.
The letter of commendation, which
Mr. Jett presented to him at the Marine
Department staff meeting on April 23,
praised Winklaar for his "commendable
resourcefulness and prompt action in
assisting to extinguish the fire", adding
that it was mainly through his efforts
that the fire was put out so rapidly.
"I wish to take this opportunity of
expressing my appreciation of your
highly commendable action and of offer-
ing my sincere thanks and congratula-
tions for your efforts in this incident",
Mr. Jett's letter concluded.
Mr. Winklaar has been an employee of
the Marine Department since September
Masons & Insulators Pass
Million Safe Man Hours
The Masons and Insulators Depart-
ment passed the one million man hour
mark without a single disabling injury
on May 1. This safety record, extending
over the last six years, gives the Masons
and Insulators the distinction of being
the first M & C department to achieve
one million safe man hours since safety
records have been kept.
In February the Department started
its seventh year without a lost-time acci-
dent, and on May 1 it had been 2278 days
since its last disabling injury.
In a letter to E. F. McCoart, general
foreman of the Department, Acting
Mechanical Superintendent C. M. Clower
commended the supervisors and men
responsible for accomplishing this six
year safety period.
"In extending our congratulations, we
wish to express our hopes for your
further contributing to the Safety Pre-
vention Program as you have done so
successfully in the past," Mr. Clower
Mason and Insulator supervisors are
Mr. McCoart, C. Rasmijn, F. Gladman,
F. Ponson, W. Westcott, W. Deese, C. De
Mein, W. Donohue, N. Vrolyk, and
Lago's Directors Reelected
Members of the Board of Directors of
the Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd. were
reelected at the annual meeting of
shareholders held April 28 at Toronto,
Directors of the Company are J. J.
Horigan, president; Dr. C. E. Lanning,
vice-president; T. C. Brown, secretary-
treasurer; 0. S. Mingus; and G. H. Jett.
R. D. Brewer and E. G. Collado, both of
New York, were appointed assistant
secretary and assistant treasurer respec-
ARUBA SN0 NEWS
MAY a2. 1948
PUBLISHED AT AEUBA. .W.I. BY THE
LAGO OIL a TRAINPOrT CO LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, June 11. All copy must reach the editor In
the Personnel building by Friday noon, June 4.
PIlnted li the CuiracaI nche CoU ant. C.uza to N.W.I,
Keeping Up The Good Work
On April 27, when Lago's employees had piled up two
million safe man hours, a lost-time accident occurred. Thus a
safety record which began on March 21 ended just a few days
short of breaking Lago's all-time safety record of 2,200,000
safe man hours.
The best safety record lasted from this past November 29
through January 10. Since it was recent, and since the Com-
pany had just given out safety pencils to all employees to
mark the event, Lago's employees were more than usually
safety conscious and aware that a new record might be in the
Four days before the record would have been broken, just
over 200,000 man hours away from a new record, an injury
Although Lago failed to break the all-time record, the
employees still achieved a record of which they can be
proud. It would have been a fine thing had the record been
broken. But safety records are considerably more than just
numbers representing safe days and millions of man hours
without an accident. They are human lives saved and physical
injuries prevented. Even if Lago did fail to set up a record,
this recent period of safe working days is an outstanding
one. Earlier in the year, Lago's employees went 43 days with-
out a disabling injury; now, we have just gone 38 days with-
out an injury. The important thing is that both periods
represent many days when no disabling injury occurred.
When the top record was made back in January, huge
signs were put up saying "keep up the good work". We failed
to break the record this time, but we are keeping up the
Dia 27 di April, ora cu empleadonan tabatin 2 million ora
di trabao cu Seguridad un accident cu perdida di tempro foi
trabao a socede. Asina un record di Seguridad cu a cuminza
dia 21 di Maart a stop net algun dia prom4 di kibra Lago su
(Dots indicate that report
Fernando da 5ilva
Huge de Vries
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kert
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Jose La Cruz
Ricardo Van Blarcum
I I New "C.Y.I." Boxes Installed
I NEW ARRIVALS I
A daughter, Ilva Elvira, to Mr. and Mrs. Nemen.
cio Kelly. April 20.
A son, Vingrous Ivon, to Mr. and Mrs. George
S. Lewis. April 22.
A son. Hubert Lovelace. to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
L. Leverock. April 22.
A daughter, Ivonne Jeanne. to Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald C. Gonsalves. April 23.
A daughter. Gloria Geraida, to Mr. and Mrs.
Camilio J. Maduro, April 23.
A daughter. Rofina, to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro
Erasmus. April 23.
A son. Ocando. to Mr. and Mrs. Leandro M.
Wever, April 24.
A daughter. Selma Dolores, to Mr. and Mrs.
Nathaniel Lewis. April 24.
A daughter, Flossetta Orthencia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Auge R. J. Brookson, April 25.
A daughter. Winifred Anne. to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert G. Bowman. April 28.
A daughter. Pauline Prudencia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvain H. Brooks, April 28.
A daughter. Vivian, to Mr. and Mrs. Zephyrinus
Towon, April 29.
A daughter. Joyce Arlene, to Mr. and Mrs. Aaron
Hope. April 29.
A daughter, Marie Rosanna, to Mr. and Mrs.
David Lubin. April 30.
A son, Costmor Thompson. to Mr. and Mrs.
Matthias Belfon. April 30.
A son, Joseph Emmanuel. to Mr. and Mrs.
Althur B. Bailey. May 1.
A son, Edwin Jacob. to Mr. and Mrs. Luisito
Yarzagaray. May I.
A son. Kenneth Donald, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
A son. Etienne Albert, to Mr. and Mrs. Jules
Aitsen. May 2.
Twins, daughters,. Carla Monica and Carlina
Monica, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose Quant. May 4.
A son, Francisco Sabas. to Mr. and Mrs. Fran-
cisco Maduro. May 4.
A son, San Juan Ancension, to Mr. and Mrs.
Luciano Krozendijk, May 6.
A daughter. Marytra, to Mr. and Mrs. John B.
D. Xavier. May 6.
A daughter. Alice Norma, to Mr. and Mrs. Jozef
P. A. Mohamed. May 6.
A daughter. Kathleen Charmaine, to Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice A, Dalrymple. May 6.
A daughter, Humercinda, to Mr. and Mrs. An-
tonio Briesum. May 7.
A daughter, Virginia. to Mr. and Mrs. Rupert
Itoudette. May 7.
A son. Reynold St. Elmo. to Mr. and Mrs. Rey-
iold 0. Jackson. May 8.
A daughter. Pauline Emerlinda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Augustine Paul. May 9.
A son, Fitzroy. to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bar-
louille. May 9.
Twins, a son. Antonio and a daughter. Gordiana,
to Mr. and Mrs. Evaristo Croes. May 10.
A daughter. Jeannette Deanna, to Mr. and Mrs.
Andries Geerman. May 10.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Dennie.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Johannes S. Eel-
tlnk. May 11.
A daughter, to Dr and Mrs J A. M. De Ruyter.
The tEs News regrets that the name of the
EAC Committeeman for District 19 was incorrectly
given in the last issue as J. Rblly. The correct
name is Relly Jack. Our apologies to Mr. Jack.
tor has turned I a tip for this lssue)
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Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
C.T.R. & Field Shops
Powerhouse I & 2
aooooooo Laboratories 1 & 2
Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Soooooo0 0 Colony Service Office
0 ooooooo0 Colony Shops
o oooooo Special
In its last issue the Esso News publish-
ed pictures of the members of the Em-
pldyees Advisory Committee. Because
three of the men were on vacation, their
pictures were unavailable. Their pictures,
together with their districts, appear
record di 2,208,000 ora di trabao cu Seguridad.
E mihor record di Seguridad a dura for di November 29 te
10 di Januari. Como es record tabata asina reciente y como
Compania a caba di duna potloodnan di Seguridad pa records
e event, Lago su empleadonan tabata masha alert en cuanto
Seguridad y tur tabata pensa cu podiser un record nabo lo
Cuater dia prome cu e record bieuw lo a worde kibrA, fal-
tando solamente 200,000 ora pa un record nabo, un accident
Aungue Lago a laga di kibra e record, toch e empleadonan
a alcanza un record di caul nan par to orguyoso. Lo tabata
algo famoso si nos por a kibra e record. Pero recordnan di
Seguridad much mas cu jies numbernan cu ta irpresenta
dianan di Seguridad y millones di ora sin un accident. Nan
ta represent tambe bidanan di hende salbA y dafionan fisico
prevent. Aunque nos no a kibra record, e period di dianan di
trabao sin un accident ta algo excepcional.
Prome Lago su empleadonan a pasa 43 dia sin accident,
awor nan a pasa 38 dia sin acidente. Di mas important ta cu
tur e dos periodonan ta represents hopi dianan sin accident
cu perdida di tempo.
Nos por a laga di kibra record e biaha aki, pero nos lo
sigui mantene Seguridad.
Around the Plant
Norma Marin, of the Employment
Section of the Personnel Department,
was married on May 12 to Luis Aponte.
The ceremony was held at the St. Francis
Church in Oranjestad and a reception
followed at the bride's home.
Pipefitter Rupert E. Mitchell was mar-
ried on April 29 to Flora Madison. The
ceremony was held at St. Theresa's
George Gibson, of the Pipe Depart-
ment, will leave on his eight weeks vaca-
tion on May 24. He will visit his home in
St. Lucia for the first time in 24 years
and will also visit Barbados and other
District 1; Yard (Cleanoul, Stevedores. Rig.
*li. Asphalt Mliers. Concrete
D. N. Solomon
DiOtrict 10: Plant and Wholesale Conmmniaries.
Cold Storage Laundry
DIstrlct 21: Medical Stewaids Clubs -
Karl Walker, secretary of the Coin Your Ideas
Committee, peers Into fne of the new "C.Y.I.
boxes to see If any suggestions have been dropped
inside. The boxes were, recently Installed at ten
different locations throughout the refinery.
The new replaces the old, and now it
has happened in the Coin Your Ideas
program. Ten new boxes, in which em-
ployees may drop suggestions for the
"C.Y.I." Committee, have recently been
installed at convenient locations through-
out the refinery.
Boxes are located at the following
places: the Main Gate, Gates 6 and 8,
Seagrape Grove gate, Lago Heights gate,
M. & C. Machine Shop, Marine Office
(near the back porch), Time Clock
House No. 28, Central Pump House, and
the Main Office. Posters, copies of the
latest minutes announcing "C.Y.I." win-
ners, and additional information pertain-
ing to Coin Your Ideas activities will be
placed beside each box.
The "C.Y.I." Committee announced
that it has stopped using the printed
forms on which suggestions have been
turned in; ideas may now be submitted
on any type of paper.
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MAy BI, gS4B
AMUBA 150 NEWS
MAY 21. 1*48
S Members of the Womens' Golf Club met on May I to give a golng-away present to Mrs. Thomas
Russell, member of the Club for the past six years. Mrs. Russell. wife of Lago's Port Steward who
retired this month after 19 years service here, left with her husband for a visit to Scotland. After
that they will make their home in the States. The presentation was made by Mrs. W. V. Stephens.
F. S. Francis was married to Juliana Nicolas at St. Theresa's Church on May 7. The day before
the ceremony, a group of his friends from the Training Division gathered at his home to present
him with a gift. Above, E. A. L. Hassell makes the presentations while the others look on. From left
to right are W. Brown, M. Williams, G. Tian En Fa, Mr. Francis, P. Volney (partly hidden),
C. L. Brul, R. Orosco, Mr. Hassell, and B. Douglas.
Before P. T. Buchanan, of the No. I Laboratory, departed for the States last month, the employees
there presented him with a gift. Shown making the presentation and shaking hands with
Mr. Buchanan (right) is R. C. Peterson.
Members of the cast of the American Legion play "The Night Was Dark", are shown above. The
play was presented at the Lago School auditorium the nights of April 22, 23, and 24. Standing
from left to right are Dr. Robert Turfboer. Director Svea Stanley. Lou Featherstone, Tineke Strobos,
Edward O'Brien. Kamma Jensen, Harry Gordon, George Quackenbos. Fred Buckholtz, and Bill Strode.
The three seated in front are Elaine Reed, Libby Haase, and Georgia Gordon.
Rhode Island may be the smallest state In the
States but those Rhode Island reds sometimes
produce some mighty big eggs. The giant egg
which Theodore Tisborne Ramsey holds above
weighs 105 grams and is six and three quarters
inches in circumference. Mr. Ramsey has been
raising chickens for several years but this is the
largest egg any of his hens have yet laid.
Capt. John McLean, Lake Fleet Liason Officer,
received his 20 year service button on May 7.
Capt. McLean joined the Lago Shipping Company
on May 2, 1928 as Third Officer aboard the
55 "Invercaibo". Progressing through the ranks
on various ships, he was given command of the
SS P"Inverlago" on June 12, 1937. After com-
manding several of the Company's vessels, he was
appointed to his present position on February 12,
Members of the Falcon Club met at the B.I.A. Hall on April 16 to present a gift to two of its
members who were recently married. W. M. Brown, of the Traninig Division, makes the
presentation to Mrs. Clement Pierre, the former Olive Lambert. and Mr. Pierre. Mrs. Pierre works
at the Lago Heights Club and Mr. Pierre in the Electrical Department. Refreshments were served
after the presentation and dancing was enjoyed by the members and their friends.
Richard Milne of Equipment Inspection, first man to be retired from the T.S.D., was honor guest
at a gift ceremony May 8 when William Cundiff presented the group's farewell presents of golf
clubs and cigarette lighter. Mr. Milne (second from left, above) has been an employee since
May <2, 1925, when he started at Casper, Wyoming. He has been with Lago in Aruba since
March 11, 1931.
On April 30, the day before James Leonard was married to Sofia Thomas at the Methodist Church.
ftis fellow workers at the Plant Commissary presented him with a gift. E. Boye, section head of
the delivery room, Is shown making the presentation.
On Ascension Day a procession was held at St. Theresa's Church with little girls from St. Theresa's
School dressed as angels. Above, a group of the children pause on their way to Join the procession.
DIa dl Asuncion tabatin un proceslon na Igiesia dl Santa Theresita na San Nicolas cu much
muhernan chlkito blsti na angel. Aki riba, algun dl partilpantenan prome cu nan a drenta den
4 ARUA E150 NEWS
During the past year the ARUBA ESSO NEWS has received a number of
requests for copies of a booklet on the history of the Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey), which is used in some company training courses.
in the belief that many employees may be interested in the vast organiza-
tion of which Lago is a part, the history is reprinted here, with a further
Installment in the next issue.
or more years than most of us can remember Stan-
dard Oil Company (New Jersey) has been an im-
portant contributor to the wealth and well-being
of the United States and other nations.
The Company and its affiliates are in business to find
crude oil where nature put it, to manufacture refined
petroleum products, and to sell them in the markets of
the world. Through their operations and the research
conducted in their laboratories they have done much
to increase the usefulness of oil and to make petroleum
products available to millions of people at low prices.
The activities of Jersey Standard and its affiliates
encompass every phase of the oil business.
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) is not the only
"Standard Oil Company", a fact which often leads to
When the old Standard organization was dissolved
in 1911, a number of affiliates became independent
corporations. Because the name "Standard" was a valu-
able asset, several of these companies retained it,
among them Standard Oil Company of New York (later
merged with Vacuum Oil Company to form Socony-
Vacuum Oil Company, Inc.), Standard Oil Company
(Indiana), The Standard Oil Company (Ohio), and
Standard Oil Company of California.
Since 1911 these companies have been completely
independent and today they are as competitive with
one another as with other companies in the industry.
Other more recently organized companies also bear the
Standard name, and several of them are Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) subsidiaries.
Tlh 0cr 1cv Gf0 ip
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) is primarily a
holding company owning stock in a number of other
companies engaged in various phases of the oil industry
or related business. Each of the separate operating
units in which the Company holds an interest has its
own officers and directors, and each is highly self-
reliant. The Jersey Company itself may be compared
to the head of a family and its duties to those of a
parent. It follows the progress of the affiliates, en-
The Company digs deep into Mississippi soil to lay a pipeline, with a "side
boom" Caterpillar shown lowering the pipe. (Photograph by Libsohn.)
courage successful practices among them, helps
thriving companies in their further development, and
assists others to become stronger.
Companies affiliated with Standard Oil Company
(New Jersey) produce crude oil in 11 countries, operate
refineries in 13, and market in 115 different nations
and dependencies. In fact, 60 per cent of their crude
oil production and 45 per cent of their sales in 1946
were in foreign fields. Jersey Standard with its af-
filiates is a large organization, yet the amount of oil
required by modern civilization is so vast that in 1946
Jersey affiliates supplied only 14 per cent of the pe-
troleum products sold in the United States and did 17
per cent of the oil business world-wide.
The modern history of Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) as we know it today began in 1911. Behind that
date, however, lay more than 50 years of petroleum
history, beginning with the first successful oil well in
the United States at Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859.
The existence of petroleum, or "rock oil", had been
known for centuries. It had been collected from seepages
and skimmed from the surface of sluggish streams.
George Washington mentioned in his will that he had
acquired land in western Pennsylvania "on account of a
bituminous spring which it contains, of so inflammable
a nature as to burn as freely as spirits, and is as nearly
difficult to extinguish."
As early as 1854 people were distilling kerosene from
"rock oil" and using it as fuel in lamps, where it burned
better than whale oil. By 1859 more than 50 primitive
refineries in the United States were making kerosene
from laboriously collected crude petroleum.
In 1857 the owners of Seneca Oil Company had the
revolutionary idea that crude oil, like water, could be
found by drilling, and decided to test their theory on a
tract of land near Titusville. The location was selected
because of the large number of oil seepages there.
"Colonel" Edwin L. Drake, a retired railroad conductor,
was hired by that company to sink a well. He started
drilling in June, 1859, and on August 27 of that year he
struck oil at 69'/2 feet.
Drake's shallow well started the modern oil industry.
A turbulent era began, similar to the California gold
rush a few years earlier, as men flocked to Titusville.
Within a few months hundreds of wooden drilling der-
ricks dotted the region.
In those days petroleum was used mainly to make
"lamp oil", lubricating oil, harness oil, axle grease, and
medicinal preparations. The gasoline unavoidably pro-
duced in distilling operations was regarded as a
nuisance and was generally dumped into creeks or
rivers, where it created a fire hazard.
The sudden flooding of the limited market with crude
oil caused the price of petroleum to drop from $20 a
barrel in 1859 to 10 cents in 1861. Obviously the future
of oil depended not merely on producing, but equally
on developing a refining industry and a market.
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Into this picture stepped John D. Rockefeller, a man
who was to exert a major influence not only on the oil
industry but on the trend of modern business. While
Drake was drilling his first well, Rockefeller, then 20
years old, was establishing himself as a dealer in farm
produce in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1862 Rockefeller and his
partner in the produce business, Maurice B. Clark, in-
vested $4,000 with a young Englishman, Samuel An-
drews, in the building of an oil refinery in Cleveland.
Within two years the operations of the Cleveland re-
finery had convinced Rockefeller that oil had a better
future than the produce business. He bought Clark's
share in the refinery and in 1865 formed the oil firm
of Rockefeller & Andrews. By 1870 the partners were
operating the largest refinery in Cleveland, and in that
year they formed The Standard Oil Company, incorpor-
ated in Ohio and capitalized at $1,000,000.
Rockefeller foresaw even at that time a vast and
Grain and Jersey Standard's oil derricks
United States. This scene is near
growing market for oil products, and
he believed bountiful sources of oil
remained to be tapped. He felt that a
strong, permanent oil business could
be built, and he applied his ability to
organizing one on the basis of ef-
ficiency, standard quality of pro-
ducts, and large volume to supply a
continuously expanding market.
Refining was one of the first
bottlenecks in the oil business. To
eliminate this bottleneck, Rockefeller
increased his refining facilities, buy-
ing and enlarging existing refineries
in Ohio and building others.
As refinery capacity grew, the
new problem was transportation,
where existing methods resulted in
high costs and waste. Rockefeller
turned his attention to the solution
of the transportation problem. He
located his refineries near railroad
lines and he planned his oil ship-
ments so that railroad companies
were able to make up daily oil trains.
In this way he was able to guarantee
customers a steady supply and also
to reduce transportation costs
through reduced rates, which at that
time could be negotiated with rail-
roads eager for increased business.
A network of pipelines was also laid
down, linking the fields with the re-
fineries and railroads. Oil trans-
portation thereby entered a new era
of efficiency and economy.
By 1872 The Standard Oil Com-
pany had become the foremost ship-
From tropical jungles to the frozen North, t0
is mapping stations where gravity so
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in Montana's fields In the northwestern
ana. I'hotl)g apih b\ Roskarm
per of petroleum products in the
country. It was the largest factor in
the United States oil market, parti-
cularly west of the Appalachians.
Between 1873 and 1875 Rockefeller
moved into the eastern field, buying
up several large refineries in the
New York, Pittsburgh and Phila-
Ihc I' [I[ VTIVIIAM ll
Within a few years The Standard
Oil Company had developed into a
complex organization of producers,
refiners, pipeline companies, and
marketers whose activities were
practically nation-wide. Nine part-
ners John D. Rockefeller, Henry
M. Flagler, Charles Pratt, Oliver H.
Payne, William Rockefeller, Jabez A.
Bostwick, William G. Warden, John
D. Archbold and Benjamin Brewster
owned the majority of the stock
and directed operations by means of
daily conferences. As the business
reached larger proportions, however,
a more effective form of organiz-
ation was necessary, and in 1882 all
of the partners pooled their interests
in a trust agreement.
The nine partners became the
trustees, and John D. Rockefeller
presided at their meetings. Together
with his associates, he controlled 40
separate companies representing
about 75 per cent of the refining ca-
wrvey crews explore for oil. This geologist
a made, at Norr.an Wells, Canada.
pacity in the United States and 90 per cent of the pipe-
The enterprise continued to expand, absorbing other
firms by acquiring a majority of the stock or starting
new companies wherever there seemed to be a market
for oil. As the Rockefeller interests grew, many re-
finers, transporters, and marketers willingly merged
their holdings with Standard in order to gain for them-
selves the advantages affiliation offered. Others elected
to continue on their own in the aggressively expanding
industry. Many of these are today's major oil com-
panies. Still others, finding themselves unable to com-
pete successfully, finally sold out unwillingly or went
out of business. Antagonisms which inevitably resulted
high-lighted business history of the period.
The trust agreement provided for the formation of a
Standard Oil company in each state or federal territory.
This plan was never completely carried out, but it did
result in the formation of Standard Oil companies in
New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Ne-
braska, and California.
End of che TriusL
Standard's early growth occurred during one of the
most active and aggressive periods in American busi-
ness history. The country was developing rapidly and
there was a great need for goods of all kinds. To meet
mounting requirements, many corporations were being
formed and methods of mass production were being in-
troduced. It was a period of mergers and combinations.
As time went un, however, public pressure for legis-
lation to prevent excessive concentration of industrial
activity developed and eventually found expression in
measures such as the Sherman Anti-trust Law (1890).
In 1890 the state of Ohio brought suit against The
Standard Oil Company, charging that whereas only the
Ohio Standard had been originally chartered to do busi-
ness in Ohio, this company had actually become the in-
strument through which the entire Standard Oil Trust
was operating there. The court, while admitting that
Standard had brought lower prices to the consumer of
oil products, ruled in favor of the state. Its decision,
handed down on March 2, 1892, enjoined the original
Ohio corporation from recognizing the transfer of its
stock to the Trust or permitting the Trust to vote this
Following the action of the Ohio court, the Standard
trustees voted to dissolve the Trust. A wider, more re-
presentative form of administration that would eli-
minate control by a few individuals and give stock-
holders a direct voice in Company management was
desirable. The corporate form of organization afforded
scope for future development and it was selected as the
framework within which to reorganize the Company.
New Jersey, whose law provided that corporations in
that state might purchase the capital stock and act as
owner of corporations in other states, offered the most
suitable location. The properties and assets previously
held by the Trust were therefore transferred to the
company incorporated in New Jersey. With a capitaliz-
ation of $100,000,000, it achieved immediate prominen-
ce in the United States petroleum industry, and by ac-
quiring the extensive foreign holdings of the Rocke-
feller group, it gained worldwide importance.
In 1906 the Federal Government filed suit, under the
provisions of the Sherman Anti-trust Law, against
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey). On May 15, 1911,
after nearly five years of litigation in various courts,
the Supreme Court affirmed a decree which enjoined
the Company from voting the stocks of. or exerting any
control over, 33 separate subsidiaries. These companies,
in turn, were enjoined from paying any dividends to
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) or permitting it
to exercise any control over their management. The
decree made it impossible for the old Standard Com-
pany to continue in business as a single unit, and short-
ly thereafter it divested itself permanently of all stock
it held in the 33 subsidiaries by a pro rata distribution
John D. Rockefeller retired from active particip-
ation in any of the Standard Oil companies on Decem-
ber 4, 1911. He had built the greatest integration of oil
companies the world had ever known; he saw it broken
apart by public opinion and court decree. He was to
live, however, to see several of the segments grow in-
dependently into large oil companies actively compe-
ting with one another in a vastly greater industry.
Since 1911 the Rockefeller holdings in Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) have gradually decreased
through distribution, assignment to individual insti-
tutions, and philanthropies. Today no individual owns
more than 3.3 per cent of the Company.
At Lake Maracaibo, where most of Lago's oil comes from, enormous weights
ore used for pushing cement piles into the lake bottom. The derricks are
erected on these piles. (Photoglaph by Vachon.)
pension resulted mainly from two factors: the auto-
mobile and the first World War.
In 1911 the automobile was a rich man's toy and cars
were numbered in thousands. But Henry Ford had be-
gun manufacture of his "Model T" and was introducing
mass production into the automobile business. Car and
truck output jumped from 210,000 in 1911 to 1,620,000
in 1916. Thus the demand for gasoline grew enormously.
The first World War gave additional impetus to the
petroleum industry. For the first time in history army
units were mechanized, and gasoline and motor oil were
required to keep them moving. Fighting ships were be-
ing converted from coal to oil. Jersey Standard's East
Coast and foreign refineries were favorably situated to
serve the Allies, and because oil products were urgently
needed, the Company was pressed to expand its fa-
A letter from Lord Northcliffe, British Commissioner
in the United States, to Mr. Walter H. Page, wartime
American Ambassador at the Court of St. James,
throws interesting light on this period. The year was
1917 and Lord Northcliffe had just received a cable
from Lord Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary, in-
forming him that the British Fleet was in danger of
being laid up for lack of fuel oil. "I read and reread
that telegram," wrote Lord Northcliffe," and finally
called up the Standard Oil head man. We met, and I
gave him the cable to read, despite its 'most urgent,
most secret' inscription. He read it slowly twice, gave
it back to me, saying, "If it can be done, it will be done."
I said nothing whatever about price. Those people start-
ed in right there, and oil is pouring across the Atlantic
with giant strides and at a lower price than we have
averaged over here. They could have squeezed millions
out of our trouble if they had chosen. When I thanked
them, they merely remarked, "It's our war as well as
yours." (To be continued)
At the Pittsburgh grease plant an employee fills pans from a pipe attached
to the kettle where the grease has been "cooked". (Photograph by Parks.)
Prospects for the individual companies resulting from
the 1911 decree were not thought to be too bright. The
dissolution had not been along lines which provided
each separated member with rounded operations. The
Jersey Company, for example, retained several large
refineries on the East Coast and most of the foreign
business, but it had very little crude oil production,
practically no pipeline transportation, no tankers, and
limited domestic markets.
The situations thus created were to find solutions in
a period of new expansion in the oil industry. This ex-
ARUBA RISC NEWS MAY ii. i~4a
E gigante Durmiente
Hopi tempo pasa tabatin un tera cu
tabata yama "Tera di e Gigante Dur-
miente". E tera tabata carga e number
ey pa via di un gigante grand cu tabatin
ta drumi net mei-mei di e tera. E tabatin
mas di cien anja na sofio y yerba y mata
a crece tur rond di dje. Tin biaha hasta
carnenan tabata subi riba dje pa come
yerba. Pero e tabata b16 ronka bai numa.
No much lecuw djei tabatin e palacio
grand di La Reina Chesca. E reina no
tabata hari ni yora nunca; foi dia cu su
tata y su mama a muri tempo cu e taba-
ta much ainda, su curazon a bira di ijs.
Dokternan di tur parti di mundo a trata
di cure, pero sin resultado.
Tempo cu el a yega na edad di casa,
prinsnan di tur tera a purba di gana
curazon di Chesca, pero nan no a logra.
Al contrario nan a fada Chesca asina
tanto, cu e tabata manda su soldinan
corre cu e prinsnan; algun di nan hasta
a muri bringando cu e soldanan, pero ni
esey no tabata pone e reina haya duele.
Asina a bira cu dia pa dia menos hende
tabata bini caminda pa palacio. Pero esey
no tabata importa Chesca, pasobra toch
nunca e no tabata sinti ni alegria ni tris-
Un dia un boroto teribel a sagudi hen-
ter e tera. Casnan a tembla, chemen6nan
a cai y bentananan a kibra. E hendenan a
kere cu ta un tempestad tabata bini y
nan tur a cuminza busca moda di hui cu
nan cosnan. Pero no tabata ningun sorto
di tempestad. Tabata e gigante; el a
spierta! El a frega su wowonan, waak
tur rond y el a hari. Despues el a hiza su
cara weita solo y el a niester. Atrobe
henter e tera a sagudi. E ora e gigante a
mira e hendenan ta corre p'aki p'aya cu
nan cosnan y el a haya esey masha pret.
El a cohe un cabai cu su wagen, samin6
di tur banda y bolbe pone riba caminda.
Den esey el a mira e palacio. Yen di cu-
riosidad (manera hombernan sa ta sem-
per), el a hiza dak di un di e torennan,
como si fuera un tapadera. E ora el a
mira La Reina Chesca, y el a hinka su
man den e toren, sake p'afor y pa e mire
mihor el a pone den plant di si man. Pa
di prome bez den hopi anja, Chesca a
sinti un cos den su paden. El a sinti
miedo! Bao di e capa duro di ijs, su cura-
zon tabata bati mescos cu oloshi. E
gigante a hiz6 na halto pe mire mihor y
el a hari cu Chesca, pero esaki tabata
asina spanta, cu e no tabata sa mes. E
ora e gigante cu Chesca den su man
ainda, a bolbe tira su curpa abao, pa e
cuminza atrobe un sosiego largo.
Net un prins joven a aparece; e tambe
a bin busca moda di gana curazon di
Chesca. Ora el a mira kico tabata pasan-
do e no a vacila, pero el a manda su cabai
unbez riba e gigante. E cabai a subi riba
pecho di e gigante, pero ya el a cuminza
pega sofio. "Lo mi mata e monstruo aki
y salba bo di su garra, o Reina hermosa",
e prins di. "Ay no mate", Chesca a bisa,
"e no ta haci dafio na ningun hende". Net
e ora e gigante a cuminza ronka y su
rose a sali manera un warwarii cu a
supla e prins limpi for di su cabai. Cabai
cu prins cu tur a bolter tres biaha riba
barica di e gigante. Tabata e cos di mas
komiek pa mira. Alomenos asina a parce
La Reina Chesca. Pa di prom6 bez el a
hari trobe. El a sali for di man di e
gigante y el hari te cu e no tabata por
mas. E ora tur ijs a dirti for di su
Ora cu el a mira e prins cu a trata di
salbe, el a bolbe sinti algo strafio na e
lugar unda antes tabatin un klompi di ijs.
E Prins tabata asina joven y nechi y el a
mustra di ta valeroso tambe; si, Chesca
master a admiti cu e tabata stima e
Tur e tera a legra mirando nan reina
bunita asina content. Unbez nan a cu-
minza prepare pa casamento di Chesca
cu e Prins balente. Fiesta a dura siete dia
y tur hende tabata content y feliz. Pero
esun di mas feliz tabata Chesca; pe cu
tabatin un curazon di ija asina tanto
tempo, no tabatin nada mas delicioso en
un curazon yen di sintimento y felicidad.
P.S. Ainda e gigante ta ronka di dje.
Well-Known Employee Dies
Lago lost one of its best-known em-
ployees on May 3 when Employment
Assistant Manuel Balanco died suddenly
at his home in Lago Heights. He was
44 years old and
had worked for
since January 9,
Born in Para-
for the C.P.I.M.
Refinery in Cura-
cao before com-
ing to Aruba.
As an emiploy- -,
mext assistant in
Department, he hired and assigned to
jobs thousands of employees over the
past 15 years.
As possibly Lago's best-known em-
ployee, Mr. Balanco had given helpful
advice and assistance to countless em-
ployees throughout the years. His death
was mourned by a host of business asso-
ciates and friends.
He is survived by his wife, stepson, his
mother, three brothers, and four sisters.
A gallery of portraits of No. 2 Laboratory,
and some of the men who work in it:
Above, left, the long low building that houses No. 2 Labora-
tory is dwarfed by stills and stacks. It has had a checkerboard
career. Built in early 1927, it first served as a messhall in
the earliest days, when a few bunkering tanks were being
erected before the harbor was opened, and after that as a
bunkhouse for Chinese employees. In 1930 the Laboratory
took it over for storage of equipment and supplies; later the
Storehouse used it for awhile. Next it served as headquarters
for what oldtimers will remember as the Combustion Depart-
ment. Finally, in 1931, as the No. 1 Laboratory outgrew its
building, it was established as No. 2 Laboratory.
Below at left is the center section of the building. Apprentice
Jacob Spa is at the left. Jacinto de Kort and Clement Selaire
are working at the bench in the background, and Philipson
Norde records some test results at the table at right.
At top right is a scene in the main room of the Laboratory.
Frank Sarran is using an electrical calculator at left; in the
background are Carlyle George (back to camera), janitor
Gay Pascall with a tray of samples, and at far right, Ivan De
Lima selects a sample from the large number awaiting
At lower right, the head in the foreground belongs to Cecil
Barran. Opposite him at the table are Jacinto de Kort and
Cirilio Richardson. Working at the scales in the background
is Franklin Ho-Sam-Sooi, and at the bench is Jacob Spa.
The center picture, at left, shows the supervisor of Lab. No. 2,
Ernest Johnson, discussing a problem with his assistant,
senior analyst Jacinto de Kort.
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Esso Tennis Club Defeats Strong Surinam Net Team
ESO net men who defeated the Surinam tennis team are shown above. They are. left to right.
.Jsse Upp. L. W. Ammann, F. Lesenhausen, Dr. W. Koningsberger, J. P. Wiley, J. Lambert and
1. a. Sroz.
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The Surinam net team is shown above and they are, left to right, D. Marquez, R. Yzer, H. deVrles,
R. Chin, S. Malmberg. M. Lashley and R. deVries.
In its first group of matches with the
strong Surinam club, the Esso Tennis
team won three matches of the five play-
ed. The matches were played on the Esso
courts Sunday May 9.
To the small but enthusiastic crowd
the two clubs offered excellent tennis
along with lots of laughs. Jesse Upp, the
Esso tennis machine, easily set back
S. Malmberg 6-1, 6-4, displaying the
form that has established him as the
number one player in the colony.
The outstanding match of the day was
between Esso's L. W. Ammann and
Surniam's D. Marquez. Marquez won by
the scores 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. In this match
both players gave all and displayed
sound ground and overhead games.
Results of the remaining matches
were: I. R. Broz (Esso) defeated R. Chin
(Surinam) 6-2, 6-3; J. Lambert and
F. Legenhausen (Esso) turned back
E. Lashley and H. de Vries (Surinam)
6-3, 7-5; R. Yzer and R. de Vries
(Surinam) set back Esso's J. P. Wiley
and W. Koningsberger 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
A return match will be played on the
Surinam courts but until they are repair-
ed no definite date has been set.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
May 1-15 Tuesday, May 25
May 16-31 Tuesday, June 8
May 1-31 Wednesday, June 9
for May 15
29. The first
card originally scheduled
at the Swingsters Square
been postponed until May
bout is set for 8:30 in the
Coca-Cola Nine Leads
Sport Park Competition
The unbeaten Coca-Cola nine sought
to retain its lead in the Sport Park base-
ball league last Sunday when it met the
San Lucas Club at the Sport Park. Win-
ner of its first game against the San
Lucas team, Coca-Cola defeated the
Dodgers on May 9 to maintain its per-
fect record. Going into the final inning
with the score 2-0 against them, the
Coca-Cola boys put on a rally to get
three runs across the plate, giving them
a 3-2 victory.
San Lucas lost its second game on
May 2, losing out to the Dodgers by a
score of 4-3.
Coming games are as follows: May 23,
San Lucas vs. the Dodgers; May 30,
Coca-Cola vs. the Dodgers; June 6, Coca-
Cola vs. San Lucas; June 13, San Lucas
vs. the Dodgers; and June 20, Dodgers
vs. Coca-Cola. All games are played at
the Sport Park, starting at 2 p.m.
Credit for the operation of the League
goes to the steering committee, consisting
of J. Van Putten, dean of umpires, and
Walter Arrindell, L. Richardson, J. Van
Heyningen, and N. Nunes with Edney
Huckleman the Sport Park coordinator
R.C.H. Football Team .Wins CuD
The RCH football team of Haiti de-
feated the RCA team Thursday May 6,
by the score of 3 to 2 thus winning the
cup donated by the Lions club of Oranje-
The day before the strong RCH team
turned back the San Nicolas ball club
7 to 1 but on the following Sunday were
lucky to manage a tie with the Aruba
Juniors, 1 to 1. All matches were played
at the Wilhelmina Sport Park.
Friday May 7, a dance party was held
in the Surinam club by members of the
RCA team hononng their guest oppo-
nents. Other parties given in honor of the
visitors were held by Joseph Moussa and
During the latter part of the week the
visiting RCH team was taken on an
extensive tour of the refinery with Anto-
nio Morales acting as official guide.
British Guiana Athletes Plan/
Trinidad lour This Summer
Steam of 16 British Guiana athletes
will leave for Trinidad on July 11 to play
a series of cricket, ping pong, billiard,
and bridge matches. For two weeks the
British Guiana group, managed by
Lago's Bertie Viapree, will be the guests
of the Trinidad Invincible Cricket Club.
Arrangements for the trip are being
handled by R. Jailal; R. B. Rohoman will
lead the cricket team, with Claude
Comacho acting as his assistant.
Members of the British Guiana Club
are presently vying for selection to the
touring group. The team plans to return
to Aruba on July 24.
Icora Wins All Fours Match '
The Icora Club defeated the Lord In-
vaders, 61 to 59, in an All Fours match
at the Lago Heights Club on May 9. Play-
ing before a crowd of over 200 specta-
tors, the Icora players overcame a ten
point lead at the halt to give the Lord
Invaders their third loss in 14 matches.
Half-time score was 31-21 in favor of
Top scorers for the winners were
L. Jack and J. Jeane, with 15 games;
M. and Frank McLiod, with 13 games,
took top honors for the Lord Invaders.
Icora was captained by Ricardo Van
Blarcum and Joseph "Ajax" Adams led
New Weekly Paper Started-
The first issue of a new weekly mimeo-
graphed paper, "The Local", appeared
on May 1. Staffed by Lago employees,
the paper will carry news in three
languages: English, Dutch, and Spanish.
The paper carries advertisements and
is devoted to news of general interest,
with the exception of articles of a politi-
Editor and publisher of the new paper
is Wally Nahar, of the Training Division.
Reynold de Freitas, staff artist of the
Esso News, is the artist and advertising
manager; E. Crichlow, of the Catalytic
Department, is sports editor; and H. van
Bochove, of the Marine Department,
Advisory Committee Organized
For Esso Heights Residents
An Esso Heights Advisory Committee
has been set up for the residents of that
section and the first members of the
group have been named to serve until an
election can be held. Purpose of the new
committee is to give the residents of
Esso Heights a means of bringing to the
attention of the company management
various suggestions regarding housing
facilities and services, matters relating
to the Dining Hall, and-other matters of
The committee is also intended as a
means of discussing suggestions for im-
proved services, for handling complaints,
and in general to develop a better under-
standing of all mutual problems in con-
nection with the Esso Heights Housing
and Dining Hall fac"ities.
Members of the committee will meet
bi-monthly with representatives of the
Colony Service Management.
Five residents of Esso Heights have
been selected to serve on the committee
for a period of six months; then an elec-
tion will be held to select members who
will serve for a period of one year.
Members of the new Esso Heights Advisory Cem-
mitte are shown above. At top from left to right
are L. Stewart and E.. J. Charles; below are J. V.
Serve, secretary, and A. Schockness; in center is
chairman E. Loulson.
"C.Y.I." Continued from Page 1
for removing screw type bezel from
Ormond Charles, Fls. 20, Order glass
of the size used on hood at Lab. No. 3 in
Victor Lee, Fls. 25, Mail progress re-
port cards of apprentices to parents
Stephen Lee, Fls. 30, Install higher
lamp posts at south side of Lago Heights
Victor Gumbs, Fls. 20, Install thin
sheet of lead inside vapor pressure bath
at Lab. No. 1.
Maurice Ferreira, Fls. 25, Raise exten-
sion rods on rundown valves at doctor
tanks 124, 220, 221 & 222.
George Chandler, Fls. 20, Install two
locked boxes for Marine Office Person-
nel Division mail at Lake Tanker and
Winner of its first two games In the Sport Park baseball league, the Coca-Cola team is shown
above. Back row left to right are P. Lavelst, P. Rodrlue, H. Jones, L. Harms, Joe Laveist, F. Pina,
R. Apanclo, and J. Arends. In front are Manager M. Nunez, E. do Cuba, R. Kennedy. J. Chlrlne.
J. Ras, S. Raven, R. Harms, and L. Kulperl.
Members of the T.O.F. Korfbal Club (above) planned a visit to Curagao from May 14 to 17 to
play the Athena Sports Club. In back from left to right are S. Malmberg, W. Robles, L. Batson,
M. Lashley, R. de Vrles. R. H. Abrahamns (manager). M. Reyes, and 0. Nahar. In front are
Mrs. A. Arrias, A. Soe Aanle, E. Wool. Mrs. E. Hirschfeld, and Mrs. L. Ooft. Not Included in the
picture re Mrs. P. de Vries, Miss E. Limapo, Miss H. TJnatong, Hans Nahar, A. Leon, aad
Hugo do Vrles.
MAY- I'* "|4
* ARUBA as0o NEWS
MAY 21, 1545
Former Jap Prisoner Visits Brother
Otto Ferrol (center) can smile now as he tells of his difficult months In and out of Japanese
prison camps in the East Indies during the war. A recent visitor to the refinery, he is shown here
relating his experiences to G. B. Brook. left, of the Lago Police. His brother Hugo. of the Power-
house, is at right.
Nine months in a Jap prison camp is
the story told here last week by Otto
Ferrol during a visit with his brother,
Hugo Ferrol, of the Powerhouse. Otto,
wlo is on vacation from his job with the
Royal Netherlands Steamship Company,
spent several days touring Aruba and
seeing the refinery.
Ferrol, born in Surinam, has lived in
Java for the past twenty years. The
Japanese took over the island of Java
while Ferrol's boat was in port. He man-
aged to keep from being captured at that
time and joined the underground serving
as dispatch carrier. He was captured
when a small boy saw him pick up some
mail in a field near the prison camp and
turned him in to the Jap guards.
After five hours of continuous
questioning and beatings Ferrol was
thrown into a very small room and there
he stayed for nine months. He was never
allowed outside the cell; he never exer-
cised, shaved or had his hair cut and not
once did he see the sunlight during this
The prison personnel was transferred
and a new group of Japs replaced them.
It was then Ferrol was questioned again
and this time released only to meet with
a serious problem blood for his wife
and six children. They had been taken
care of by the underground but there
was never enough food or clothing and
his children were sick and needed medical
The war ended a month after Ferrol
was released from the prison camp and
the needed medical aid became available
from the Allied forces.
This was Ferrol's first visit to Aruba
in nine years and it has been quite an
experience, for he has renewed many old
friendships and acquaintances. Ferrol
hopes that a world peace can be esta-
blished and he will never have to suffer
the torment and hell of a prison war
Governors Congratulate Lago
For Recent Safety Record
Oil-filled safety pencils, which last
month were awarded to all refinery em-
ployees for their part in making Lago's
all-time safety record, were sent to both
the governors of Curacao and Aruba
and each responded with a letter of con-
In a letter thanking the Company
management for his pencil, Lt. Gov. L. C.
Kwartsz said, "I am as pleased as you
with the safety record attained and I
congratulate you with that record parti-
cularly because it proves that you have
a good organization. I hope that the
safety demonstrated may continue in the
future in the interest
and your employees."
of your company
Landlubbers Become Admirals ...
By Grace of Sales Department --'
Lago Sailors Receive Commissions
In Suess Navy At Impressive Ceremony
"Admiral" is the now title being sported by Jesse
Upp and John Pfaff, co-owners of the auxiliary a .* -- i
sailboat "Tradewinds". Admiral in the Suess (not --
who does "Quick Henry the Flit" drawings for AvIKtt l S
EsSo). The recent "Esso News" story on the boat's
launching was seen by Frank Phillips of the Corn- '"
pany's marine sales division in New York, who *
ficates shown at right duly Inscribed with the -DrSUS
new admirals' names and forwarded to Aruba. The
logical person to make the presentation was the i
Commodore of the Aruba Yacht Club, and above.
In the center. Commodore Frank Scott does the
honors. Admiral Pfaff is at left. Admiral Upp
Corant Nobo Semanal
Prome n6mero di un corant chikito
semanal a sali dia 1 di Mei; e ta carga
number di "The Local".
Public door di empleadonan di Lago,
e ta contene articulonan na tres lenga;
Ingles, Holandes y Spafi6.
E ta accept advertencianan y ta pu-
blica noticianan di interest general, cu
excepci6n di political.
John Bennett, of the Drydock's labor
department, started his long vacation
May 18. He will spend part of it with a
trip to Curagao.
Cladius Mack, of the Stewards Depart-
ment, left on his long vacation May 3. He
went to St. Vincent 's and will return on
Kong Seung, also of the Stewards De-
partment, starts his long vacation May
24 and doesn't have to return to work
until August 2. He plans to remain here
Throughout the world many people
have had dreams of writing a novel but
few have ever given the idea a second
thought. Lago employee George A.
Quackenbos. attendant at the plant dis-
pensary, gave his idea a second thought
and has received word from The Double-
day Publishing Company that his book
"White Roads" will be published this
Quackenbos, whose home is in London,
served with the Office of Strategic Ser-
Retail commissary credit for staff and regular employees is
normally limited to 40 per cent of their normal gross
earnings, with a maximum for any family amounting to
Fls. 275 a month. These figures are fixed according to cost-
of-living conditions, and may be changed from time to time.
CREDIT PERIODS for semi-monthly -
employees (hourly and daily paid) -
Commissary coupon books may be
purchased on credit four times each
month according to the payroll schedule
1 to 1300
1301 to 2600
2601 to 1000
1001 to 5000
5001 to 8000
Group Eligible for
New Credit on Days
t Sth 16th 23,,!
d 9th 17th 24th
d 10th 18th 25th
h llth 19th 26th
h 12th 20th 27th
PRIVILEGIONAN DI COMISARIO
Cr6dito di Comisario pa empleadonan regular y di staff ta
normalmente limit na 40 por ciento di nan ganamento nor-
mal, cu un maximo di FIs. 275 pa cualkier familiar. E suma-
nan aki ta worde fiha segun condicionnan di costo di bida y
por cambia de bez en cuando.
"-' .P PERIODO DI CREDITO pa empleado-
nan di quincena (pagA pa ora of pa dia)
4_ Empleadonan por cumpra boeki di
,5 s coupon di Comisario na cr6dito cuater
0O O bez pa luna segun nan number di payroll,
c manera ta sigui:
No. di F
Grupo No. di Payroll
1 I te 1300 Dias
2 1301 te 2600 Dia 2
3 2601 te 1000 Dia 3
1 1001 te 5000 Dia 1
S c001 te U000 Dis i
When any of the above credit dates
fall on a Sunday or a holiday, the date is
extended to the next day.
FAMILY COMMISSARY PRIVILEGES:
An employee desiring to arrange for his
wife to purchase at the Plant Commis-
sary should contact the Annuities and
Benefits Division of the Personnel De-
partment, where he may obtain a com-
missary identification card. Wives of
employees may purchase between the
hours of 9 and 11 a.m. and 2:30 and 3:30
p.m. daily except Saturday. An em-
ployee's wife cannot purchase coupon
books, but must obtain them from her
husband. A wife can buy only with a
book issued to her husband.
echanan pa Obtene
Dia s Dia 16 Dia 23
Di. 9 Da 17 Dia 2
Dia 10 Dla lS Dia 2-
Dia ll Di 19 Dia 26
Dia 12 Dia 20 Dia 27
Si un di es fechanan cai riba un Dia-
domingo of Dia di Fiesta, e dia cu ta
sigui ta conta pa fecha di tuma cr4dito
PRIVILEGIO DI COMISARIO PA FA-
MILIANAN: Cualkier empleado cu ke
pa su sefiora cumpra na Comisario den
Plant meter busca un kaarchi di iden-
tificacion pe na Personnel Department.
Seforanan por cumpra entire e oranan di
9 te 11 di mainta y di 2:30 te 3:30 di
merdia tur dia cu excepci6n di DiaSabra.
Sefiora di un empleado no por cumpra
boeki di coupon e mes, pero mester haya
nan cerea e empleado. Un sefiora por
cumpra solamente cu boeki di coupon di
Geoige A. Quackenbos pauses in the midst of
working on a short story. An attendant in the
Plant Dispensary. Mr. Quackenbos is the author of
a novel which is due to be published this summer.
vice in France before the Allied Invasion.
He was stationed in the small town of
St. Lo and it was there that he gained
material and background for his book.
The significance of the title "White
Roads" refers to the project of rebuilding
the town. The people are building anew,
not concerned with the past but of the
future and what it holds for them.
Quackenbos, who writes under the name
of George A. Maxwell, has had a number
of articles published in various maga-
zines, including The New Yorker and
The Atlantic Monthly.
'apt. Jakobsen Dies in New York
/ Capt. A. B. Jakobsen, Marine Depart-
ment employee relations representative,
died in New York on May 9. He was 53
years of age.
An employee in Standard's Marine
Department for the past 24 years, Capt.
Jakobsen is survived by his wife and
"Thanks: The widow, mother, brothers,
sisters, and other relatives of the late
Manuel Balance through this medium
wish to express their thanks to the Lago
Management, to the members of the Per-
sonnel Department, and to all others who
assisted and sympathized with them in
their recent bereavement. Also to those
who sent wreaths, letters, cables, and
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