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& TRANSPORT CO.. LTD JUNE 11. 1948
VOL. 9, No. 8 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Dr. J. S. ROBERT MCFALL became physician in
charge of the Marine Dispensary last month, re-
placing Dr. G. I. Baker, who returned to New York
for reassignment. Employed at the New York
Medical Dept. since July. 1946, Dr. McFall is a
graduate of the Medical College of Virginia at
Richmond and served with the U.S. Army Medical
Corps during the war.
CAPT. WILLIAM MELLO last month took over the
late Capt. A. K. Jakobscn's duties as Marine Dept.
employee relations representative. A Company
employee since 1927, when he joined the Marine
Dept. as a third mate, Capt. Mello was formerly
group captain in the New York Marine Office.
JAN BEAUJON, (above) formerly assistant to the
safety supervisor, transferred last month to the
Employment Division of Personnel. He replaces
e the late Manuel Balance. In his new duties he will
be in contact with a great number of employees
through work in connection with employment,
transfers, terminations, and various employee
problems. Also figuring in the rearrangement of
duties is JOSE GEERMAN, (below) who will heICd
a service section taking over clerical activities In
connection with the Employment. Annuities and
Benefits, and Transportation sections of Personnel.
Program di Entrenamiento
Pa Chofernan di Compania
Departamento di Garage a cuminza un
program di entrenamiento pa chofer-
nan di Compania recientemente pa reduci
scarsedad di personal cualific den Divi-
sion di Transportation. E program ta
consist di instruction bAsico y detayenan
mec,nico simplificA di tur equipo auto-
E program cu a principi& dia 5 di
April a cuminza cu lesnan di dos ora, tres
bez pa siman. Cu e lesnan ey, e 24 hom-
bernan cu ta forma e promer grupo a
sinja regulacionnan di Gobierno y di
plant, cu nan mester sigui ora nan ta
maneha cualkier equipo autom6vil, ma-
nera autonan di pasahero, trucknan,
tractornan, winchi- y locomotiefnan.
Despues di a complete e dos simannan di
les den klas e hombernan a bai na ter-
reno di entrenamiento, na costa banda pa
nort, pa aya nan practice moda correct
di manehA e equipo.
Pa cualificd como chofer cada un
mester completA 15 ora di practice riba
e terreno. Tur chofer di Compania y em-
pleadonan cu tin jobnan cu ta necesita
uso di equipo automovil, ta eligibel pa
tuma parti den e program.
E program ta bao di direcci6n di Cla-
rence Ferry y Hubert Ecury.
FSEC Members Elected
In the final elections held May 20 and
21, 15 persons were elected to the
Foreign Staff Employee's Council. 98.3
per cent of the eligible voters cast bal-
lots, with 96.9 per cent of those valid.
Elected members of the Council, and
the districts of each, are as follows:
District I (Cracking): M. Smit.
District II (L.O.F., Acid & Edel., Rec.
& Shipping): G. Soffar, G. Webb.
District III (Cat. Cracking, Gas Plant,
Utilities): W. P. Eagan, W. R. Lennox.
District IV (M. & C., Storehouse):
J. C. McQuair.
District V (Marine Office): S. C.
District VI (Tech. Service Depart-
ment): M. Fisk, A. G. Kossuth, L. R.
Monroe, F. R. Burson.
District VI (Accounting, Executive):
J. R. De Lara.
District VIII (Colony Service, Dining
Halls, School): Helen M. Harding.
District IX (Medical & Marine Dispen-
sary): R. G. Muckensturm.
District X (Personnel Department):
V. A. Linam.
Creole Sets Production Record
The Creole Petroleum Corporation
achieved a new crude oil production
record in March with a daily average
output in Venezuela of 636,100 barrels.
This compared with 626,600 barrels daily
in February, the next previous high.
Of the March output, 473,800 barrels
per day came from the Lake Maracaibo
area; 177,300 from Eastern Venezuela;
and 5,000 from Cumarebo.
Dos Empleado di Personnel
Ta Haya Job Nobo
Jan Beaujon (mas ariba na banda
robez), anteriormente asistente di Hefe
di Departamento di Seguridad a haya un
transfer luna pasa pa Employment Divi-
sion di Personnel. E ta redmplaza difunto
Manuel Balanco. Den su trabao nobo lo e
bini na contact cu hopi empleadonan en
coneccion cu nan empleo, transfer, termi-
naci6n y varies problemanan di emplea-
Jose Geerman (mas abao na banda
robez) tambe ta tuma parti den cambio-
nan den Personnel Department. Lo e bini
na cabez di un Seccion di Servicio, cu lo
tuma over tur trabao di klerk en conec-
cion cu divisionnan di Employment,
Annuities & Benefits y Transportaci6n.
Lago Pilot Makes Solo Flight From States to Aruba
Joe Ferry di Garage trahanda riba motor di e aeroplano cu el a cumpra na Merea luna pasl. Aunque
nunca promd e no a stuur u naeroplano dl tamaAo ey, a mes a trece Aruba; e proms miembro dl
Aruba Flying Club cu a bula s6 for dl Morca to Aruba.
Lago's Joe Ferry pauses while working on the motor of the U.S. Navy training plane which he
bought and flew down from the States last month. He flew the ship from Richmond, Virginia to
Aruba, becoming the first member of the local flying club to make a solo flight from the States
When he set his U.S. Navy training
plane down on the runway of Dakota
Field on the afternoon of May 14, Lago's
Joe Ferry became the first member of
the local flying club to fly alone from
Miami to Aruba.
Ferry, of the Garage, went to the
States last month and bought a 600-
horse-power, two-seated Navy surplus
instrument trainer, the SNJ-4. With no
previous experience piloting a plane of
this size, he flew from Richmond, Vir-
ginia to Aruba in five and a half days.
"I would have made it sooner", said
Joe, "with more co-operation from the
airport officials where I landed to check
and gas my plane."
Ferry, a member of the Aruba Flying
Club since February 1947, got his flight
training in the States. Wanting a plane
of his own, he left for the States May 4,
and after following up a number of false
leads found this advanced training plane
in Richmond. Receiving only a cockpit
check (on the ground) he flew the plane
to Miami, Florida and there obtained a
CAA license and permission to land in
"I never knew how many papers a
person has to sign just to land at an air-
port, and what troubles you have to put
Continued on Page 2
New Playground Equipment
Installed At Essoville /
Playground equipment was installed
late last month by the Home Building
Foundation at Essoville. The playground,
set away from the street and fenced in,
is located directly north of Essoville.
The new equipment consists of swings,
a merry-go-round, and teeter-totters,
and is similar to the facilities recently
installed at the new H.B.F. section north
of the Sport Park.
Pino Ta Crece Riba Santo Blanco
Orien Casteel y aprendiz Mario Al-
berts di L.O.F. a descubri un mata di
pino chikito cu ta crece riba un isla chiki-
to di santo mas o menos 25 pia foi tera,
mei-mei di e dos Powerhouse-nan. Riba e
portret aki bao nan dos ta trahando un
sorto di muraya pa protehe contra biento.
E "hardineronan" no sa ta cor bin e
mata a nace y crece ey nan; te dia cu
nan a descubri6, e pino tabata biba riba
e santo salo cu e tiki awacero cu a cai
durante e ultimo lunanan. Awor Casteel
y Alberts cada un tin nan turno pa cuida
e mata. E pino ta den bon man pasobra
Casteel ta un di e mihor hardineronan di
How does it do it?
"Australian pine" trees are known to
be hardy, but just how hardy wasn'
known till recently when Orien Casteel
and apprentice Mario Alberts of L.O.F.
discovered this one struggling manfully
along on a strict diet of salty coral sand
(dredged up out of the harbor), and only
what little rain has fallen in recent
months. It is growing on the dike of sand
25 feet off shore that extends between
the two powerhouses. The seed evidently
blew over Powerhouse No. 2, from the
bungalows to windward, or was dropped
by an inconsiderate bird with no idea of
where a tree might want to be planted.
Above, Casteel and Alberts take some
time out from duties for the Refinery
Loss Committee, to build up a protecting
windbreak. The tree is in good hands:
Orien Casteel is one of Lago Colony's
JUNE 11, 1948
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SARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 11. 14es
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA. M.W.I. BY THE
LAGO OIL A TRANSPORT CO, LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, July 2. All copy must reach the editor In
the Personnel building by Friday noon, June 2S.
P'iinted by the Culuaioiche Couant. Curacao N.V I
Safety Sam Says:
Avoid short cuts and make-
shifts at the expense of
Never start new work that is
strange to you without in-
structions from your fore-
Never use equipment without
Obey warning signs. Help
Keep guards in place. Re-
install them after repairs
Report any unsafe condition to your supervisor.
Never play practical jokes; never startle fellow
Wear clothing that is in good condition and suitable
for you and the job you do.
Never neglect an injury, no matter how slight; get first
Always follow rules of safe practice; if in doubt, ask
Evita di ,,corta skina" na trabao, of usa substitucidn
inferior of inadecuado, a costo di seguridad.
Nunca cuminsa cu trabao nobo, cu bo no conoce, sin
instruccidn di bo forman.
Nunca usa ningun soorto di aparato of mashin sin
autorizacidn di bo forman.
Obedece borchinan di aviso contra peligro. Yuda man-
Mantene guardnan na nan lugar. Pone nan atrobe na
nan lugar despues cu reparacion a worde haci.
Raporta cualquier condicidn peligroso na bo forman.
Nunca haci chansa ni hunga wega di man na trabao;
nunca spanta otro trahadornan.
Bisti panja cu ta na bon estado y adecuado pa bo y bo
Nunca neglisha un herida of golpi, sea con insignifi-
cante esey por ta; busca tratamento medico imedia-
Semper sigui reglanan di Seguridad;
puntra bo forman.
"C.Y.I." Names 25;
FIs. 720 Paid Out
Twenty-five "C.Y.I." awards and one
commendation, totalling Fls. 720, were
paid out by the Coin Your Ideas Commit-
tee in April. The month's top award of
Fls. 100 went to Dueward F. Amick; his
winning idea was to change the drains
and gauge lines on all reactor pumps at
No. 2 Alky Plant.
Other winners were as follows:
Leendert van Windt, FIs. 50, additional
information for Plant Commissary iden-
George Scott, Fls. 50, provide padlocks
in locations where 440-volts circuit
breakers are operated.
George Echelson, Fls. 40, improve
"brown electronic swing potentiometers"
Gay Abrams, Fls. 30, replace existing
type of fuse boxes with main circuit
breakers at No. 2 Powerhouse.
Harold James, FIs. 30, design for box
to facilitate paper assembling for stap-
Juan York, Fls. 30, enter notation on
pay slips for days off with full pay.
Ramon Croes, Fls. 25, use brass
sample cans throughout the refinery.
William Weber, Fls. 25, special salinity
Miss Nydia Ecury, Fls. 25, mail copies
of "The Lamp" to Esso News Reporters.
George Ritchie, Fls. 25, improved
method of handling heavy crates, etc. at
Van Dyke Jacobs, Fls. 25, relocate
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this Issue)
Simon Coronl Hospital
ipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus o o o o o o Instrument
Gordon Ollivlerr Electrical
Luciano Waver Lbor
Simon Geerman Dryd>oc
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphil Jones Receiving & Shipping
Erskine Anderson Acid & Edeleanu
Fernando da Silva Pressure Stills
Bertie Viapree uooooooo C.T.R. & Field Shops
Hugo de Vrles T.S.D. Office
Wlliemfrldus Booel o o o o o Accounting
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2
Jacinto de Kort ooooooo Laboratories 1 & 2
Henry Nassy Laboratory 3
Harold Wathey Lbao Polic3.
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo E.so & Lago Clubs
Elsa Mackintosh Dining Hall (2)
Elric Crichlow Catalytic
Calvin Hassell oooooo 0 M.& C. Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Inslators
Edgar Conner Machine Shop
Marine Hrma Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
ode Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commisary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commisiary
Stella Oliver Laundry
Ricardo Van Blarcum Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Hubert cury o0 oooooo Garage
Harold James Personnel
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rajroop Special
S HUR I CN DRIVE
CARRY ME OUT TO
J TH'CAR AN' I'LL
PROVE IT I
A Strange Legacy
An eccentric man left a plot of land on
which there were eight trees to his four
sons. The will specified that the four
sons could share the house, but that each
had to get a piece of land of the same
size with two trees on it. Furthermore,
each piece of land had to be situated in
such a way that one could step from it to
the house without passing on another's
The drawing shows the plot of land
and the house. How would you divide it?
I Answer on back page.)
Sigur mi por
si bo ta na duda,
Dueward F. Amick
(left). Fis. 100
George A. Scott.
(below left). Fi.. s
Leendert van Win.
(below right). FIs. S
Emile Isselt, Fls. 25, improved typ
Mrs. Ivy Butts, FIs. 20, install 21:, ga
Ions foam extinguishers on fuel oil an
gasoline tank wagons.
Alvaro Gomes, FIs. 20, relocate iro
ladder at No. 6 H.P. Still.
Egbert Tjin-Kam-Jet, Fls. 20, relocate
railings around automatic feed an
bypass valves at No. 1 and 2 Pitch Still
Daniel Werleman, Fls. 20, change sa
water inlet valve at No. 1 diesel oil cool
from horizontal to vertical position.
carga mi hiba den auto
mi ta munstra bo.
" Garage Department Begins
Drivers Training Program
A drivers training program to relieve
the shortage of experienced personnel in
the Transportation Division was recently
started by the Garage department. The
o program consists of instruction in basic
principles and simplified mechanical
details of all automotive equipment.
dt The program, which began April 5th,
' started with two-hour class lectures held
three times a week. In those lectures the
S 24 members of the first group were
taught government and plant regula-
tions in handling all automotive equip-
ment, including passenger cars, trucks,
tractors, cranes and locomotives. After
completing the two weeks of classroom
lectures the men were taken to the train-
ing grounds, located near the beach on
the north shore, where they are learning
actual operation of the equipment.
To qualify as a driver each man must
complete 15 hours of field work. All com-
pany drivers and men connected with
jobs that warrant the use of automotive
equipment are eligible to participate in
e the program.
The program is under the supervision
d of Clarpnce Ferry and Hubert Ecury.
Terry Mungal, Fls. 20, remove revolv-
ing gate at Lago Heights hill; Commen-
dation, install metal guards over bulbs in
Irwin Homer, Fls. 20, either insulate
or relocate level gauges at 9 and 10 Vis-
Continued on page 8
up with to buy gas. But now that it's all
over I can easily say it was well worth
it," Ferry said.
He took off for Havana May 11, but
because of bad weather was forced to
land at Key West, Florida. The next
morning he made the trip to Havana,
checked and refueled the plane and con-
tinued on to Camaguey arriving there
at 12:30 p.m.
"I left Camaguey around 3:30 p.m.
after a lot of unnecessary red tape and
headed for Port au Prince, Haiti, but bad
weather forced me to land at Santiago,
Cuba," Ferry said, adding, "in every
weather report I got it was always 'all
clear' but when I got near my destination
the weather was bad and I was forced to
land elsewhere. While in Santiago I found
that a person can't buy gas unless he
has a government permit. I had to find a
Standard Oil representative and he fixed
it so I could buy a barrel in town, but I
had to cart it to the airport and fuel the
Next day Ferry left Santiago and flew
to Port au Prince, arriving at 9 in the
morning, and while he was refueling and
checking the plane someone stole his
water jug. The only jug he was able to
buy was one that had been used as a gas-
oline carrier, and from 10:30 until his
arrival in Aruba three hours later Joe
had to be content with water that tasted
This is the longest flight Ferry has
ever made. When asked if it wasn't un-
usual for someone with no experience in
a plane of this size to make such a trip
alone, Joe merely shrugged his shoulders.
"To be able to fly any kind of ship, all
a person needs is some common sense, a
basic knowledge of flying, and some
actual flying time," said Ferry.
Stork Eligible for Overtime Pay
Other dates are registered in Medical
Dept. annals as being busy in the baby
department, but May 31 probably excels
them all, with the stork hard-pressed to
make six trips to the Hospital in one day.
The traffic was well regulated, with
visits spaced at intervals of from two
to six hours, starting with the arrival of
Melvin Oswald Cassell at 4:15 a.m. and
finally ending, six babies later, with the
appearance of Vernon Adrian Kirton at
New Plant Dispensary Hours
Male Employee dally except Sunday. and
7 a.m. to I2:20 p.m.
1 p.m. to 4i:0 p.m.
Emergency Case. daily exc pt Sundays and
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cont. from page I
S JUNE It. 194. ARUBA ESSO NEWS
The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual
Poppy Day sale May 15, with the proceeds going
toward the care of disabled war veterans. They
realized FIs. 333.20 from the sale of the little
red flowers. Above, Linnea Klely sells the first
poppy to General Manager J. J. Horlgan.
Un grupo dl aprendiz cu ta den
nan prom4 anja dl entrena-
miento cu e cosnan cu nan a
traha don shopnan, cu ta form
part di facilidadnan pa nan
Sentronamlento. Despues cu e
mucha-hombernan sinja use
S basico di varies herment, nan ta
haya proyectonan di articulo-
nan simple di use pa cas. Riba
e portret aki nos ta mira algun
dl nan net prom4 cu nan a hiba
e cosnan cas, entire otro tee-
blachl, rekkl pa serbette, gleter,
caha di herment, table di corta
pan. trekter y varies otro cos cu
nan a traha durante nan oranan
Tur anja American Legion Auxiliary ta
bender amapolanan, flornan corrh artificial
cu veteranonan Invalldo dl guerra a traha.
Loque nan recoge ta bal pa veteranonan.
Gerente General J. J. Horlgan a cumpra e
prom4 amapola cerca Linnea Klely.
I A group of the Training Division's first year apprentice boys are shown above with
some of the projects they have made in the Apprentice Shops. After the boys learn
the basic uses of the various tools, they are given many projects which are designed
for their practical use in the home. The boys above, who are taking their completed
projects home, have cookie servers, towel racks, watering cans, book ends, tool boxes,
bread boards, and various other things which they have made in their classes.
The Sulphur Springs of St. Lucia are shown above in a snapshot taken by A. L. Lewis of the
Instrument Departpent, who visited there on his recent long vacation. There are several of
these turbulent springs on the island and Mr. Lewis bathed in the warm waters of this one.
/ He also visited his home in St.Vincent and Grenada.
An old custom was followed on May 13 when the guests at the Joseph
Irausquln-Abelina Dirksz wedding gathered at a friend's house near
the church and then formed a procession Into the church. The ceremony
was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Sabaneta with a reception held
afterwards at the bride's home in Sabaneta. The groom works in
Laboratory No. 1.
Segun un custumber
antiguo, dia dl ca-
samento dl Joseph
Irausquin y Abellna
Dirksz, tur compana-
dornan a reuni na
cas dl un conoclr
banda di misa y a
forma un procession
dJel pa misa. E cere-
monla a tuma lugar
na misa dl Sagrado
Curazon na Sabaneta
dia 23 di Mel. Des-
pues a sigui un re-
cepclon na cas di
bruld; e bruldegom
ta traha na Labor.a
torlo No. 1.
On May 14 the "Call-
ing All Girls" Club,
part of an inter-
which helps teen-age
girls to attain poise
and good grooming,
presented a fashion
show at the Lago
Members of the Club
some of which they
had made themselves.
Mary Jean Owen.
right, models a "new
look" length dress
while her mother,
Mrs. G. N. Owen, who
announced the num-
bers, describes it.
The picture below, just received in Aruba, shows the dedication
March 23 of the monument at St. Martin that commemorates 300 years
of friendly cooperation on that island between the Netherlands and
France. The occasion was celebrated here at the time by the Windward
Islands Welfare Associations of the two nationalities. The picture was
sent in by Virgil Emmanuel of the Instrument Department.
SSerious Injury to the eyes of Ell Oglste was
prevented on May 7 when his safety goggles stop-
ped a rock from hitting his eyes. Mr. Ogiste was
working at the Concrete Plant when a large piece
of rock fell from the top of the concrete mixer.
striking his goggles. Although one lenses was shat-
tered, his eyes were not injured. Above, he holds
the shattered goggles and the rock.
Dafeo serlo n wowonan dl Eli Oglste a word evitd
dia 7 dl Mel pa vie cu e tabatin so bril dl Segurl.
dad blstl. Sr. Oglste tabata traha na Concrete
Plant ora ct un pledra basta grand a cal for dl
top dil concrete mixer, dal not riba as bril.
Aunque un dl e glasnan a keda tur kibrA, su wowo.
nan mes no a hib ningun dano. Ribe e portret
Sr. Ogisto ta mustra e bril y e pildra.
Birds in Aruba are rare, but papayas that look like birds
are even rarer. A. G. Zeppenfeldt Jr.. of the Material Ac-
counting Section, holds a bird-shaped papaya which was
grown by his father in Oranjestad. He says that one In th
hand is worth two on the bush.
E cos straho cu A. G. Zeppenfeldt dl Material Accounting
tin den su man no ta nada otro sino un papaya cu a crece
den forma di an plharo den hoffi dl so tata na Oranjestad.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AN INTRODUCTION TO
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)
Continued fro.n last Issue
Evolution of the Jersey Group
Armistice Day in 1918 found the American oil indus-
try producing as it never had before. But when the
shooting stopped, Jersey, cut off from crude oil sources
made possible by war emergency arrangements, again
had to scratch for a supply of its own.
During the war Humble Oil & Refining Company, a
small but promising Texas firm, had begun to assume
importance in crude oil production. Humble was well
situated to explore and develop the oil possibilities of
vast areas in Texas but needed capital. Jersey had the
capital but needed crude oil. In 1919 the Jersey Com-
pany bought a 50 per cent interest in Humble, later
increasing it to over 70 per cent.
While strengthening its domestic position, the Com-
pany was also expanding abroad. Affiliates obtained
concessions in Peru in 1914 and in Colombia in 1920.
In 1921, another affiliate, Standard Oil Company of
Venezuela, began oil exploration in that country. Then
in 1928 Jersey Standard obtained a major interest in
Creole Petroleum Corporation, a company which had
been organized in 1920 to acquire Latin American oil
concessions. Four years later, through the purchase
from Standard Oil Company (Indiana) of its stock in-
terest in Pan American Foreign Corporation, Jersey
acquired control of Lago Petroleum Corporation, a pro-
ducing company with extensive holdings in the now
famous Lake Maracaibo area of Venezuela. With this
purchase also came control of the Aruba refinery in
the Netherlands West Indies, which has since been
developed into one of the largest and most modern re-
fineries in the world.
Consolidation of Jersey's Venezuelan interests was
effected in 1943 when Standard Oil Company of Vene-
zuela and Lago's Venezuelan properties were merged
Today Jersey affiliates operate in all but two of the
Latin American countries. They are engaged in explor-
ing, producing, refining, and marketing. The two excep-
tions are Bolivia and Mexico, in both of which Jersey
had extensive interests until its properties, together
with those of other foreign oil companies, were ex-
propriated by the governments of those countries in
1937 and 1938.
The search for oil was also extended to the Far East.
In 1912 the Jersey Company began small-scale explora-
tion in the Netherlands East Indies which resulted se-
veral years later in the development of important oil
fields in Sumatra. A large refinery was completed at
Palembang, Sumatra, in 1926. Socony-Vacuum Oil Com-
pany, Inc. had developed important markets in the Far
East, supplying them largely with oil products export-
ed from the United States. As Jersey's new Far East
crude oil supply was a natural contributor to these
markets, the Company joined its producing facilities
there with the marketing operations of Socony-Vacuum
in 1933 to form the jointly owned Standard-Vacuum
Oil Company, operating in Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
In 1928 Jersey, together with other United States
companies, obtained an interest in the potentially rich
oil lands of the Middle East. How this came about sheds
interesting light on the world oil situation following
the first World War. The collapse of the Ottoman Em-
pire and Central Powers had made it possible for
greater western participation in the development of
the Middle East oil lands. In advancing its open-door
policy, the United States Government encouraged
American oil companies to extend their activities to
this area. Turkish Petroleum Company (now known as
The Carter Oil Company, a Jersey Standard affiliate, lays a 12 Inch pipe
line near Ralston, Wyoming. (Photu-laph by Rosskanm.)
Iraq Petroleum Company) was being reorganized and,
following long negotiation, a group of United States
oil companies obtained an interest in it. American,
British, French, and Dutch interests shared 95 per cent
of the stock equally, and the remaining 5 per cent was
owned by an independent promoter, Calouste Sarkis
Gulbenkian. The American share (23% per cent) was
owned in 1928 by five American oil companies, but
three of these later sold their interests to Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) and Socony-Vacuum Oil Com-
pany, Inc., who today participate equally in the venture
now known as Near East Development Corporation.
This arrangement was the only means whereby Jersey
participated in Middle East production until after the
second World War. Then the Jersey Company took
steps to expand its operations in the Middle East in
order to supply its European affiliates with more of
the oil they need for their local markets.
As European needs for petroleum products increased,
Jersey's European affiliates extended their activities.
Anglo-American Oil Company, Ltd., an affiliate in
England, became one of the major suppliers of oil pro-
ducts to the United Kingdom. Deutsch-Amerikanische
Petroleum-Gesellschaft in Germany, Romano-Ameri-
cana in Rumania, Societi Italo-Americana pel Petrolio
in Italy, and Standard Francaise des Petroles (jointly
owned with other oil companies) in France figured im-
portantly in the economic growth of their respective
countries. Other Standard subsidiaries grew to pro-
minence in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Belgium, Nor-
way, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and Hun-
gary. At the outbreak of the second World War, the
Jersey Company was represented in 19 European
countries and in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, French Mo-
rocco, and Egypt. The activities of its affiliates extend-
ed to Iceland and the Azores, and to the southeast
coast of Africa.
Meanwhile the oil industry was developing rapidly in
the United States as motoring and wide-scale mech-
anization created unprecedented demands for petroleum
products. The Jersey Company expanded its facilities,
built up marketing outlets, and promoted its brand
names. The policy then established and followed ever
since was to invest in areas where raw materials were
plentiful so that future demands could be met with an
adequate supply of low-cost oil. The Company's do-
mestic affiliates became important in producing, re-
fining, and distribution in many parts of the country.
Humble Oil & Refining Company, with headquarters
in Houston, Texas, and operating in the South and
Southwest from Florida to New Mexico, has become
the largest crude oil producer and pipeline transporter
in the United States, and is also an important refiner
The Carter Oil Company, with headquarters in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and operating in the Middle West, South-
west, and Rocky Mountain states, is a prominent pro-
ducer of crude oil and is currently building up its re-
fining and marketing activities.
In 1927 Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) divest-
ed itself of its operating functions. The management
of its tanker fleet was transferred to Standard Ship-
ping Company. (It was returned to the Jersey Com-
pany in 1944.) A new affiliate, Standard Oil Company
of New Jersey,* incorporated in Delaware and known
to Jersey people as the "Delaware Company", was
formed to carry on all other operating activities until
then conducted by the parent company. Today Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey operates large refineries
at Bayonne and Linden, N. J., Baltimore, Md., and
Baton Rouge, La., as well as smaller plants in Jersey
City, N. J., and Charleston, S. C. It markets in New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Louisiana, and the District of Columbia. In addition,
it owns Standard Oil Company of Pennsylvania, which
markets exclusively in the Keystone State and oper-
ates a large grease-making plant in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Another of its subsidiaries is Penola Inc., marketer of
industrial lubricants, process oils, and specialties.
Colonial Beacon Oil Company," another domestic
affiliate, operates a modern refinery at Everett, Mass.,
and markets in New York and the New England states.
Stanco Incorporated was organized in 1927 to manu-
facture and market insecticides, medicinal preparations,
and other oil specialty products. One of its brand
names, Flit, has become a trademark well known in
many parts of the world.
Gilbert & Barker Manufacturing Company makes oil
burners and service station equipment. It has been a
Jersey affiliate since 1884.
Ethyl Corporation, jointly owned with General Mo-
tors, was formed in 1924 to manufacture and sell tetra-
ethyl lead, anti-knock compound used to increase the
octane number of gasoline.
Another Jersey affiliate, Enjay Company, Inc., is a
nation-wide organization for the sale and distribution
of chemicals made from petroleum.
Other companies in which Jersey is interested are
engaged in practically every activity related to the oil
business. One company services tankers and manu-
factures tank-cleaning equipment, another digs and
prepares special clay for use in filtering lubricating oil,
another is engaged in repressuring oil wells to recover
S Now Es.. Standard Oil Company.
Now absorbed in Esso Standard.
.rude oil which might otherwise De
lost, and still another removes sulfur
from natural gas and sells the reco-
The name "Esso" first appeared in
1925 as a brand name for premium
gasoline. The familiar oval trade-
mark is used today on house brands
of many of the products marketed by
the Jersey group.
Growth of Research
Scientific research and develop-
ment in the Jersey group are largely
carried out by Standard Oil Develop-
ment Company, organized in 1919 as
the development department of Stan-
dard Oil Company (New Jersey) and
incorporated as a separate company
in 1922. From a nucleus of 26 men,
the Development Company has be-
come one of the leading petroleum
research organizations in the world
with a staff of over 2,500. Its scien-
tists have pioneered many of the im-
provements in oil refining that have
been milestones in the progress of
the industry and have contributed
substantially to numerous processes,
such as fractionation, hydrogena-
tion, solvent extraction, thermal and
catalytic cracking, and the newer
synthetic developments. From its
laboratories, among the largest in
the world, have come discoveries and
processes which made possible not
only many of our fuels, explosives,
and weapons of war, but also vital
peacetime products such as synthetic
rubber, alcohols, insecticides and
fungicides, detergents, rust preven-
tives, synthetic resins, and medicinal
World War II
The story of the contributions by
the Jersey Company and its affiliates
to the defense of the nation in the
second World War cannot be told
without reference to the results of a
momentous meeting in 1925. In that
year several officials of the German
I. G. Farbenindustrie visited the Jer-
sey laboratories while on a tour of
United States industry. In conversa-
tions with them, Jersey scientists
learned of the progress German
scientists were making in hydrogen-
ation and other processes of great
potential value to the oil industry.
Jersey experts thereupon visited
Germany to study these new develop-
ments, and in 1927 the Jersey Com-
pany arranged to purchase from I. G.
Farben the rights to numerous Ger-
man patents and processes dealing
Reviewing these negotiations in
An Important part of Jersey Standard's tra
carried on by Its huge oil trucks. The twc
The Humble Oil & Refining Company, a.
and pipeline transporter in the States. I
at its Baytown. Texas refine
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affiliate, Is the largest crude oil producer
ene storage tanks and No. 2 cat cracker
Ive. IPhotograph by Cnrslnl I
1942, Jersey's president at the time,
the late William S. Farish, declared:
"In 1927 we could not foresee 1942.
But if we could have read the
future...we would have been even
i,.'re anxious than we were...to
weave into the technical knowledge
and experience of the industries of
our country a large part of the tech-
nical advances of modern German
science. From catalytic chemistry
applied to the hydrocarbons of oil...
have come a long list of the indus-
trial miracles of our present war
The volume manufacture of 100-
octane aviation gasoline, the syn-
thesis of toluene from petroleum, and
the vast wartime production of syn-
thetic rubber were impor ant results
of processes based in part 'n originall
Throughout the war Jei e) affil-
iates were the world's larg :t :t 'odu-
cers of 100-octane aviation ,a. line.
One out of every five planet of the
Allied forces flew on fuel fror, refin-
eries of Jersey affiliates. Two affil-
iates achieved the production of their
billionth gallon of 100-octane:
Humble Oil & Refining Company at
Baytown, Texas, in 1944, and Stan-
dard Oil Company of New Jersey at
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1945.
Toluene for TNT, traditionally
made from coal tar, was scarce
throughout the first World War. In
the second World War it was
abundant, in the face of vastly
greater requirements, by virtue of
processes for synthesis and purifica-
tion perfected by Standard Oil
Development Company scientists.
Eighty per cent of all the toluene
used by the Allied armed forces in
the war was made from petroleum,
most of it by Jersey processes. Over
half of the toluene-from-petroleum
was produced in plants operated by
Jersey affiliates. And the toluene
was supplied at about one-fifth of
what it cost during the first World
Nearly half of the butadiene, raw
material for the bulk of our wartime
synthetic rubber, came from petro-
leum, and more than 90 per cent of
the petroleum-derived butadiene was
manufactured by processes perfected
in Standard Oil Development Com-
In June of the critical war year,
1943, William M. Jeffers, then Rub-
ber Director for the government, de-
clared: "Had it not been for the
research and engineering develop-
ment carried on by Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey) prior to
id distribution of Its petroleum products Is
the loading rack of the Albany. New York
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Pearl Harbor, the synthetic rubber program would be
one and one-half years behind what it is now."
Jersey scientists also created Butyl, found to be su-
perior to natural rubber for inner tubes, and produced
Perbunan, a specialty rubber resistant to oil, and
Vistanex, used as an adhesive for tape and for elec-
trical insulation. Jersey affiliates supplied each of these
vital products in adequate quantities to meet war
demands. Today they are being used extensively for
Other war developments to which Jersey scientists
contributed importantly included the jellied gasoline in-
cendiary bomb, the flame thrower utilizing thickened
fuel, and the petroleum fog generator for smoke
screens. Jersey affiliates manufactured the ingredients
of jellied gasoline, aviation lubricants capable of with-
standing extreme temperature changes, rust preven-
tives for protecting exposed equipment, launching
grease, special waterproofing grease for automotive
equipment in amphibious operations, and bases for
While fulfilling their part of the demand for special-
ized war materials, Jersey affiliates also helped to meet
the urgent domestic need for oil products by increasing
their world-wide crude oil production 44 per cent and
the output of their refineries 29 per cent between 1941
and the end of 1945.
The Jersey fleet of tankers carried oil products to the
fighting fronts. Twelve high-speed tankers which had
been constructed earlier by Jersey to Navy specifica-
tions were requisitioned by the Government at the start
of the war and rendered invaluable service as fleet
fuelers, especially during the initial phases of the con-
flict. Four hundred and thirty-nine officers and men
of the Jersey fleet died in action during the war and 96
tankers were lost.
Men from Jersey and affiliates worked on the atomic
bomb and on numerous other war projects in which
their specialized knowledge and skills served our
national defense. Other men and women-10,372 of
them-went into the United States armed forces and
served on every fighting front. At home their jobs were
held open for them and a special allowance was paid to
their dependents. By the end of 1946, 88 per cent of
those who had returned were again at work for the
Jersey group. In addition, jobs have also been found for
11,577 veterans not previously employed by the Com-
pany or its affiliates.
Just prior to the dissolution in 1911, the old Jersey
Company possessed total assets of $860,400,000 and did
about two-thirds of the nation's petroleum refining and
marketing. It controlled an even larger proportion of
the pipeline business. In 1911 it was a very large seg-
ment of a small oil industry. Today, with assets of
$2,660,000,000, Jersey occupies a much smaller pro-
portionate segment in a very large oil industry. In 1946
Jersey Standard affiliates accounted for 9 per cent of
the total United States crude oil production, 13 per cent
of the refining, and 14 per cent of sales of all petroleum
products. These figures reveal dramatically America's
Like the operations of any major industrial organiza-
tion, those of the Jersey Company and affiliates involve
many thousands of firms and individuals not directly
connected with these companies. For example, Jersey's
domestic producing affiliates lease land from over
60,000 landowners, who receive a rental fee and, when
production begins, a royalty on every barrel of oil
taken from their land. In addition to its own produc-
tion, Jersey buys substantial quantities of crude oil. Of
these purchases, more than 40 per cent is obtained from
about 900 independent producers. To take care of its
major transportation requirements, Jersey employs, in
addition to its own facilities, the services of hundreds
of land and water transportation companies, ranging in
size from small firms operating a single tank truck or
barge to large organizations with as many as 3,000
units. Over 20,000 independent service stations, in
addition to resellers and jobbers, provide the principal
retail outlets for Jersey's domestic products. Over
10,000 firms supply equipment needed for Jersey opera-
In all its relations with its affiliates, the Jersey
Company stresses decentralized management, believing
that a system of independent, self-reliant companies
gives maximum encouragement to growth and the
development of leadership. Each separate operating
company has its own officers and board of directors,
who are responsible to their stockholders. In this way
the fullest opportunity is afforded for the expression
of individual judgment and authority by the men who
are most familiar with local problems.
The Jersey Company is owned and controlled by its
167,000 stockholders. These men and women elect the
directors, who in turn are responsible for the manage-
ment of the Company's business.
Top management consists of the Board of Directors,
including the Chairman of the Board, the President, and
four Vice-Presidents. The directors devote their full
time to the Company's affairs. Five of these directors
constitute an Executive Committee which meets daily.
The directors are all men with long experience in the oil
business, including years of service in the Company or
The oil derrick above Is at Bear Island, a small camp near Norman W11s,
Canada. (Photograph by Corsini.)
its affiliates. Assisting the directors is an organization
of specialists in the fields of exploring, producing,
refining, manufacturing, transportation, marketing, re-
search, finance, law, accounting, medicine, employee
relations, and other aspects of the modern petroleum
An important part of the management functions of
Jersey's directors is co-ordination of the activities of
the various affiliates. If one affiliate develops a new
and more efficient method for finding, producing, or
refining oil, it is quickly made available to the others.
If a new accounting system proves superior in onq com-
pany, it is brought to the attention of all the affiliates.
In the development of markets, in decisions to expand
producing or refining operations, in contacts with the
rest of the industry, in matters of employee relations, in
forecasting future trends -in these and many other
ways the directors act to promote the exchange of in-
formation among members of the Jersey group and to
assist in the co-ordination of their activities, thus
enhancing the efficiency of all.
Through its flexible form of organization Standard
Oil Company (New Jersey) strives to exemplify in the
best sense the progressive, democratic character of
The Jersey Company and its affiliates employ more
than 57,000 men and women in the United States and
58,000 in other countries of the Western Hemisphere.
Thousands more are employed in the numerous count-
ries of the Eastern Hemisphe; e. They are a capable,
skilled, loyal group. Since 1911 employment within the
Jersey organization has increased steadily. Today 22
per cent of the domestic workers can look back on 20
years or longer with the Company.
Place In the W orld
The Jersey organization is today generally recognized
as the world's outstanding oil enterprise. Through care-
ful attention to human relations no less than through
its production and distribution of highly essential com-
modities, it has long been a strong, constructive factor
in the U. S. A.'s economic development. In the world
markets it is a great competitive force exemplifying
optimism, skill, progressive spirit, and independence.
In Natchez. Mississippi. Humble's drillers bring pipe out of the hole and
break it at the "thrible" joint. Ph.t ,.i.]'h Ih I.l -l.hn ,
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JUNE III, 14ll
Refuelling Airplanes in Flight Becomes Practical
Teachers are tired, and pupils are counting the days till that last day of school at the Lago
Community School. Others who may be a little glad to see the school year draw to a close ar
members of the School Advisory Committee, whose term of office ends this month. Left to right are
Everett Dodge, Harold Locker. Mrs. William Rafloskl, Andrew Tully, and John Wiley.
(The following is adapted from an article in the February issue of "Esso Air
World", a Company publication; it describes the latest efforts to make practical
the refuelling of airplanes in the air.)
Aerial refuelling the passing of
several tons of high octane gasoline
from one passenger plane to another
while they travel a couple of hundred
miles an hour -- may be used on regular
airlines before long, as a result of exten-
sive tests held last su-nmer by British
airlines. The successful tests were made
during non-stop flights between London
and Bermuda, with the refuelling taking
place near the Azores.
There are two main benefits to refuel-
ling in flight. First, a plane flying a great
distance must carry so much fuel that its
payload (passengers or freight) is limit-
ed. Trans-Atlantic planes, for instance,
take off with thousands of gallons of
fuel which is steadily consumed during
the trip. Toward the end of the journey
the plane is much lighter, but the pay-
load has to remain the same as for the
take-off. If, however, the fuel on board
at the start can be reduced and the
balance of fuel added en route, the pay-
load can be increased from 100 to 200
Second, the range of a plane may be
extended by flight refuelling. Eliminat-
ing landings for refuelling increases
safety, since many accidents take place
during take-off or landing, and also
reduces costs of operation.
The tanker plane takes up its station
well in advance of the airliner's arrival.
The two pilots can converse from the
time they are 100 miles apart. The tanker
pilot can watch the other plane on his
radar screen, and with radar and radio
compass easily intercepts the airliner.
When the planes are close together,
the airliner lets out a long line with a
weight on the end that causes it to form
a curve. The tanker approaches from the
right and a little below; when the tanker
is level with the line, the tanker operator
fire a harpoon gun which is located so
that the projectile passes forward of the
Tanker Lets Out Hose
The harpoon projectile carries a line
which crosses the first one and slides
down to the weight, where it is trapped
in a special catch. With the two planes
now in contact, the tanker lets out 250
feet of hose which is drawn in and con-
nected to the airliners fuel system. The
tanker pilot climbs above the airliner,
and before loading begins, flushes the
whole pipeline and fu31 tank system with
nitrogen, replacing all air with an inert
gas that lessens the danger of fire. Gas-
oline is then flowed through the line at
a rate of 120 gallons a minute.
When the loading is finished, the com-
plete system is again flushed with nitro-
gen. The airliner then releases the hose
nozzle, which takes with it a line con-
taining a weak link. The tanker pilot
veers away, and the weak link snaps; the
operation is completed with the winding
in of the hose.
The whole process takes about 30
minutes for the maximum tanker capa-
city (2,880 gallons) to be transferred.
The airliner continues on its way during
A son, John Algernon. to Mr. and Mrs. John
Hassell. May 13.
A daughter. Janine Pulcherie, to Mr. and Mrs.
Theophile Manuel. May 13.
A daughter. Imelda Maria, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Arends. May 13.
A son. Grant Albert. to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Hoffman, May 14l.
A son. Juan de La Salle Isidro. to Mr. and Mrs.
Mario Ras May 15.
A daughter, Yvonne Georgina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Evert Robles. May 16.
A son. Gerrit Lammert. to Mr. and Mrs. Hendrik
Van Giffen. May 16.
A son, Louis Hutton. to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton
Blackburn. May 17.
A son. Winston Stanley, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Stapleton, May 20.
A son. Geoffrey Anthony. to Mr. and Mrs. Lau-
rence Bedeau. May 21.
A son. Simon Serilio. to Mr. and Mrs. Johannes
Rasmijn. May 21.
A son. Kenneth John. to Mr. and Mrs. John Da
Silva. May 21.
A daughter. Anise Anita. to Mr. and Mrs. Alexis
Gumbs. May 22.
A son. Enrique Salvador, to Mr. and Mrs. Car-
los Pena, May 22.
A son, Vincent Allen, to Mr. and Mrs. Antoine
Brown. May 22.
A daughter. Lucia Juliana, to Mr. and Mrs. Luis
Kock. May 23.
A daughter. Rosa Telesfora, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jorge Lamper. May 21.
A daughter. Beda Maria. to Mr. and Mrs. Jan
Dirksz. May 27.
A daughter. Mathilda Petronela. to Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Jonathas. May 27.
A son. Alphonso Nicasio, to Mr. and Mrs.
Gaston Novels. May 28.
A son. Winston Theodor, to Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Hector, May 30.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. James Kirton, May 31.
A daughter. Elly Hermana. to Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Hennep. May 31.
A daughter. Margaret Rose, to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Quashie. May 31.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Adriaan Zandwuken,
A son. Angel Raymond. to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Angela. May 31.
A son, Melvin Oswald. to Mr. and Mrs. James
Casaell. May 31.
Much of the important work accom-
plished by the Employees Advisory Com-
mittee is done in its various sub-commit-
tees. Those sub-committees, with their
members, are listed below.
Cost of living:
B. T. Douglas (Chairman) D. N. Solomon
H. M. Nassy J. De Vries
I. E. Van Vhet R. E. A. Martin
B. K. Chand (Chairman Pro-Tern) R. E. A. Martin
A. Dennie H. M. Nassy
A. i. Rasul G. Ollivierre
F. Dirksz. E. Huckleman
M. Croes (Member Ex-Officio)
A. F. A. Obispo (Chairman) A. Dennie
J. De Vrles D. N. Solomon
H. E. Van Vliet
A. H. Rasul
N. Baptiste (Chairman) R. Todd
Wages & Hours:
D. N. Solomon (Chairman) R. E. A. Martin
H. E. Van Vliet N. Baptiste
A. H. Rasul W. W. Lejuet
Vacation & Thrift:
H. M. Nassy (Chairman) N. Baptiste
E. Louison W. w. Lejuez
R. Todd (Chairman) D. N. Solomon
A. F. A. Obispo H. M. Nassy
A. II. Rasul
the loading, with no delay due to the re-
fuelling. In fact, the passengers can be
quite unaware that a load of fuel, weigh-
ing anything from three to eight tons,
has been taken on board.
For safety's sake, all flight plans are
based on the principle of the airliner
being able to return to its base, or other
suitable landing field, if the planes fail
to make contact or the fuel cannot be
passed for any reason.
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Before Paulus Croes was married to Juanita Croes at the Santa Cruz Church on May 13, his fellow
workers In the Machinist Department presented him with a gift. Zone foreman Anton Gongrlep (left)
makes the presentation while the others look on.
Clive Swan, of the Garage, was married to Ursula Brown at the Anglican Church on May 20. The
day before the wedding a group of his friends at the Garage got together to give him a gift. The
men above, left to right, are N. Kruythoff, L. E. Dean, C. Gumbs (making the presentation), Hubert
Ecury, Mr. Swan. E. Kelly, R. Daniel, and J. Arrlndell.
Before his wedding at the Santa Ana Church In Noord on May 26 to Seferlna Erasmus, Juan Kelly
received a gift from friends In the Machine Shop. The group above includes, from left to right.
rranz Croes, Owen Banfield, Edgar Connor. who made the presentation. A. Mayer. M. Reslir.
Mr. Kelly, and Henry Does.
Around the Plant
Dollis H. Forbes, of M. & C., returned
from his long vacation on May 28. Start-
ing his ten and a half weeks vacation on
March 16, he spent five weeks in his
home in St. Vincent. Of the remainder of
his time, two weeks were spent in Trini-
dad and ten days in Barbados.
Julienne Hodge, of the Lago Police
Department, started her ten weeks vaca-
tion on May 20. Miss Hodge, an employee
of the Company for ten years, will spend
her vacation in the States.
Maurice Alfrancus Hood, carpenter,
died on May 27 at the age of 27. He had
been an employee of the Company since
February 3, 1943. A native of Grenada,
B.W.I., he is survived by his mother and
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
June 1-15 Wednesday, June 23
June 16-30 Thursday, July 8
June 1-30 Friday July 9
JUNEi is sR 5 N
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
M. & C. Beats Personnel For Championship
l2mban S. Augusten (above left) started to work
for Lage on February 4. 192S as a carpenter In
the Carpenter Department. He has served In that
department since, and is now a Carpenter S.
Franclsco Geerman (above right) began working
for Lags n May 31, 1s2 as a laborer In the Pipe
Department. Now a Pipefitter A. Mr. Georman has
achieved 20 years service in the Pipe Department
without a single deductible absence.
Thomas Russell (above left) went to work for the
Pan American Petroleum and Transport Company
(Sea-going) on February 8. 1929. He came to
Aruba on May 2, 1929 to work in the Marine
Department. He served in the Marine Dept. as Port
Steward until his recent retirement.
Captain H. K. Jackson (above right) joined the
Company on May 17, 1928 as Third Officer. Pass-
Ing through the ranks, he assumed command of
the "Ulu" on August 11, S938. Since then he has
commanded a number of different vessels In the
Lake Fleet and is presently commanding the tow-
Martin Reede Holly
Stanley Hartwick M.
Willem Van Aanholt
John Van Ogtrop
Julius Van Esch
Captain G. W. Mead
Thomas Phipps, Fireman
Clifton Hassel, Fireman SS "Hooiberg"
W. F. Walters, Captain SS "Guarico"
Raimundo Boekhoudt, Pumpman
Conception Hart, Pumpman
Mauricio Semeleer, Sailor
L. H. Tennis Club Sweeps Series with Surinamers
In match play the Lago Height's Big
Seven tennis team blanked the Surinam
tennis club by winning all five matches
played. The series was played on the
Surinam courts May 29th and 30th.
The surprise of the day came when
Lago's W. Phillip staged a two set rally
to defeat Surinam's D. Marques 4-6,
6-1, 6-0. Both men are top players.
Results of the matches are: W. Phillip
(Lago) set back Surinam's D. Marques
4-6, 6-1, 6-0; L. Fernandez beat
T. Tzer 6-4, 6-2; G. La Granade beat
S. Malmberg 10-8, 6-4; J. Gomes and
K. Wong beat R. Chin and H. De Vries
6-3, 6-4; and F. Gilkes and C. Batson
beat R. De Vries and M. Lashley 6-8,
M. & C. Admin.
M. & C. Admin.
& C. Col. Maint.
Dining Hall -
Rec. & Shipping
Rec. & Shipping
Rec. & Shipping
Sgtall League Planned ,.
f The 1948 Sport Park softball league is
scheduled to start soon, Sport Park soft-
ball coordinator Edney Huckleman de-
clared last week.
Present plans call for the softball com-
petition to get under way shortly after
the close of the baseball league. A season
of from eight to
ten weeks is planned for
Ooievaar Ta Traha Overtime
Varies bez den pasado Seccion di Ba-
bienan tabatin dianan di hopi ocupaci6n,
pero probablemente dia 31 di Mei, 1948
ta surpasa tur, pues riba esun dia ooie-
vaar a haci seis bishita na hospital, for
di 4'or di mardug, te 9'or di anochi.
E di prome tabata Melvin Oswald Cas-
sell y e di delaster pa e dia ey tabata
Vernon Adrian Kirton.
First team to topple the Coca-Cola nine from the unbeaten list in the Sport Park baseball compe-
tition is the Dodgers, shown above. By defeating Coca-Cola on May 30, the Dodgers went into a tie
for the league lead. Members of the club are, back row left to right, N. Clarkston, A. Steward.
B. T. Hoftijzer (captain), G. Hazel, f. Kemp. M. Jesus, J. Perez, H. Lake, R. Hazel, H. Hazel,
A. Phillips (manager), and V. Richardson. In front are C. Bursby, P. Garcia, G. Veloz, V. Steward,
J. Gibbs. M. Halley, and 0. Hedge.
Dodgers Beat Coca-Cola Plans Made for Oueen's Birthday
To Tie For League Lead The Lago Sport Park sub-commit
The Sport Park baseball race became
tied up on Sunday, May 30 when the
Dodgers handed the Coca-Cola nine its
first defeat of the season. Score of the
game was 3-1 in favor of the Dodgers.
As a result of this game, each team has
won three and lost one and each has two
San Lucas lost its fourth straight
game on May 23 when the Dodgers hand-
ed them a 7-2 defeat. Bernard Hoftij-
zer, captain of the Dodgers, hurled a fine
game, striking out 19 batters.
Coca-Cola was due to meet San Lucas
on June 6; San Lucas and the Dodgers
play on June 13; and the Dodgers and
Coca-Cola close the season on June 20.
All games are played at the Sport Park,
recently met and uecidue upon Lte type
and number of events to be held August
31, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the Queen's reign. There will be 30 events
patterned after the events held in past
celebrations. The sub-committee will
meet the latter part of this month to
make further plans.
starting at 2 p.m.
After the end of the season, prizes will
be awarded to the top team and to indi-
vidual players. A cup will go to the win-
ning team and individual awards will be
given for the best batting average,
pitcher winning most games, most runs
batted in, most home runs, and to the
most valuable player.
The Big Seven Club of Lago Heights defeated the Club Social of Santa Cruz. --1, In a ping pong
tournament at the Lago Heights Club on May 17. Players of the two teams are shown above. The
BlI Seven Players, standing, are from left to right Referee E. Philip. Erle Crichlow of The Local,
Leslie Byran. H. Comes, C. Lam, Vic Tiln Tham SJin, Cecil Cuke, E. Bailey, and Syd Brathwaite.
The Santa Crux players In front are J. Werleman, Max Croes. Emi Croes. Tommy Croes, FraAs
Thijen, R. Crees, J. Wester. Lucito Crces, and A. Croees.
Although it occupies the cellar in the Sport Park baseball league, the San Lucas nine can still affect
the championship by virtue of its rpmalning games with the two leading teams, Coca-Cola and the
Dodgers. Members of the San Lucas club (above) are, back row left to right, 0. Cooper, L. Nadal,
A. Bryson, H. Legrand. and L. Joseph; in front are C. Bryson, O. Hollger, M. Alllllo, C. PereM
and L. Ponce.
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ts ar ss sees
) Tied up with the Personnel softball team at the end of the regular season, the M. & C. club went
on to take the championship by winning two out of three games. The champions are shown above
wearing their victory grins after beating Personnel, 4-3, on May 27. They are. back row left to
right, Phil Wertenberger. Joe Malcolm. Joe Proterra, E. R. "Lefty" Moore, Tom Malcolm. and Manager
Frank Gladman. In front are George Jensen, Reed. Holly. Lou Crlppen, Skip Culver, Bob MacMIllan,
and Don Vaughan.
ARUBA ISSO NEWS
AUA10 SJUNE 1
The Sleeping Giant
Long long ago there was a country
named the Land of the Sleeping Giant.
It was given this name because of a
great big giant who lay stretched out
fast asleep in the middle of the land. He
had been sleeping for hundreds of years.
He was covered with shrubbery and
trees had grown all around him. At times
sheep could be seen grazing on him. But
he just went on sleeping.
Not far away was the castle of young
and beautiful Queen Chesca. The queen
never smiled or cried; since the death of
her parents when she was still a child,
her heart had turned to ice. Doctors had
tried in vain to cure her; jesters from all
over the world had tried to make her
smile, but failed.
When she became of age, young
princes from every country tried to win
Queen Chesca's heart, but without suc-
cess. It only bothered Chesca and she
had her guards chase them away. Some
died fighting the guards, but even the
death of these young and handsome
princes left her cold. Slowly fewer and
fewer people came up the way to the
castle. But Chesca did not care. She just
went about her gardens, without seeing
or enjoying any of the beauties that sur-
One day the whole country shook with
an awful rumbling. Houses trembled,
chimneys fell and windows broke. The
people thought it was an earthquake and
tried to get away with their belongings.
But it was no earthquake. It was the
giant; he had awakened. He looked
around and smiled; then he looked up at
the sun and sneezed. Again the whole
country shook. Then the giant saw the
people scurrying around trying to get
away. That amused him and he picked up
a horse and wagon, looked it over and
put it back on the road. Then he saw
beautiful Queen Chesca and squeezing
his hand into the tower he brought her
out and put her on the palm of his hand.
For the first time in many many years,
Queen Chesca felt something inside her.
She was frightened!! Under the hard
cover of ice her heart was pounding. The
giant held the queen up and looked her
over. He smiled, but she was too frighten-
ed to see his smile. Then the giant lay
down again with the queen still in his
hand and started settling down for an-
Muchanan, evita peliger. Subi viie
caminda no tin waya di luz.
Kids, don't get hurt. Fly your kites
away from powe. lines.
Bishops Celebrate Birthday,
Fourth Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. A. Bishop (he
works in the Colony Zone Office, she in
the Hospital) entertained a group of
friends at their home on Saturday
evening, May 22. The celebration honor-
ed three events: the Bishops' fourth wed-
ding anniversary, Mr. Bishop's birthday,
and his reelection to the Lago Heights
Guests included Mr. and Mrs. J. Geer-
man, Mr. and Mrs. A. Pimento, Mr. and
Mrs. B. K. Chand, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Nunes, Mrs. DeSouza, and Messrs. E.
Louison, R. van Blarcum, S. E. Howard,
P. Alexander, J. H. Viapree, S. Singh,
C. Songui, M. Wilson, Jossy Frans, G.
Bronet, J. DeVries, and A. Tromp.
Di Merca pa Aruba
Ora cu el a toca tera na vliegveld di
Dakota dia 14 di Mei, Joe Ferry, emplca-
do di Garage, tabata e prome miembro di
Aruba Flying Club cu a bula di Miami pa
Aruba henteramente s6.
Ferry a bai Merca un luna pasa y a
cumpra u.n aeroplane di dos persona, cu
antes tabata pertenece na Navy. Aunque
e no tabatin ningun experiencia anterior
cu aeroplanonan di tamafio aki, el a bula
cun6 for di Richomond, Virginia na
Merca unda el a cumpre, te Aruba.
Ferry ta un miembro di Aruba Flying
Club desde Februari 1947 y prom6 cu
esey el a sifia stuur aeroplane na Merca.
Luna pasa el a dicidi di cumpra un aero-
plano di dje mes.
Despues di a sali for di Miami, el a
baha cu e aeroplane na Key West, Flori-
da, na Havana, Camaguey y Santiago de
Cuba; djei el a sigui pa Port au Prince,
Haiti y saliendo djei atrobe el a yega
Aruba tres ora despues. A dura cinco dia
y mitar for di dia cu el a sali Merca te dia
cu el a yega Aruba.
other long rest.
Just then a young prince appeared,
who had come to try to win the hand of
the queen. When he saw what was hap-
pening he did not hesitate, but rode
straight up to the giant. His horse leap-
ed on the giant's chest, but the latter did
not feel anything, for he was falling
"I shall slay this monster and free you,
oh beautiful queen", the prince said.
"Please do not hurt him", Chesca said,
"he is kind and harmless." Just then the
giant started snoring and his breath
came like a whirlwind and blew the
prince right off his horse. Horse and
rider went topsy-turvy over the giant's
chest. It was very funny. At least Queen
Chesca thought so. For the first time in
years she laughed. She climbed out of
the giant's hand and laughed and laugh-
ed. Then all the ice around her heart
Seeing the handsome young prince
who had tried to rescue her, she sensed
another new feeling inside. He was so
handsome and he had been so brave! Yes
Chesca had to admit to herself that she
was in love with him.
The whole country rejoiced in seeing
their young queen laughing and happy
again. Quickly everyone started prepar-
ing for the wedding of Queen Chesca and
the handsome young prince. Celebrations
lasted for seven days, and everyone was
happy and merry and gay. But no one
was as happy as Queen Chesca; the new
feeling of warmth and happiness was
wonderful to her, who had had a heart
of ice for such a long time.
P.S. The giant is still asleep.
"C.Y.I." Continued from Page 2
Eulogio Wever, Fls. 20, install glass
panel in door 201 at Executive Office.
Alvaro Rodrigues, Fls. 20, install
guard rails near Personnel Building.
Carl Comes, Fls. 20, install valves on
No. 40 aeration rings and hopper pres-
sure gauge line at PCAR.
Charles Kerrel, Fls. 20, relocate ,:,"
cable supporting stack at PCAR.
Cecil Annamunthodo, Fls. 20, relocate
valve entension wheel at walkway to fire
hydrant south of No. 10 Viscosity unit.
Errol Bailey, Fls. 20, install presses
with pigeon-holes for passports at the
The health and well-being of Lago
employees and their families is of
paramount importance. To provide
Lagoites with the best in medical
service, the Company maintains a
modern hospital and Plant and
For industrial injuries and occupatio-
nal diseases free medical treatment, me-
dicines, hospitalization and, if necessary,
services of a specialist (other than those
on the Hospital staff), are provided.
Within the limitations of the facilities
and staff available, all ordinary medical
treatment and medicines are provided
free of charge in the following cases:
For acute diseased conditions and non-
industrial injuries which arise during an
employee's residence in Aruba, except-
ing eye, ear, nose, and throat cases
requiring specialized service. In addition,
hospitalization is provided free of charge.
For acute disease or injury conditions
arising in an employee's immediate legal
family living with him in Aruba in which
only a short or moderate period of dis-
ability is involved. When a family mem-
ber is hospitalized, a daily fee is charged.
For pregnancy, delivery, and post-
natal conditions of an employee's legal
wife living with him in Aruba. A daily
fee is charged for hospitalization and an
additional charge made for each delivery
handled by the Company staff.
Married female employees earning less
than Fls. 10 per day receive free hospita-
zation and delivery, and also sickness
benefits in accordance with Curaqao law.
Those employees who are not eligible
for sickness benefits will be charged the
same as a family member.
Chronic disease conditions of employees
or legal family members are given tem-
porary and limited treatment only.
Salud y bienestar di empleadonan
di Lago y di nan famia ta di suma
importancia. Pa por duna sevicio
medico di mihor na nan, Compania
ta mantene un hospital modern, un
Dispensario den Planta y un Dispen-
sario pa Marineronan.
Pa accidentenan industrial y maleza-
nan causa pa trabao, empleadonan ta
haya, por nada, tratamiento m4dico,
remedi, hospital y si ta necesario, aten-
cion di especialistanan cu no ta empleA
na Hospital di Compania.
Asina leeuw cu facilidadnan y perso-
nal na man ta permit esey, tur trata-
miento medico y remedinan lo worde
duna gratis na empleadonan den e
Pa malezanan agudo (cu mester di
atencion imediato, pero cu ta dura poco
tempo) y accidentenan foi trabao cu
tuma lugar durante un empleado su per-
manencia na Aruba, cu excepci6n di
casonan di wowo, orea, nanishi y gar-
ganta cu mester di tratamiento di un
especialista. Hospital tambe ta por nada
den e casonan aki.
Pa malezanan agudo of accidentenan
den famia legal di un empleado biba
hunto cune na Aruba, contal cu ta un
maleza cu lo no dura hopi tempo. Ora
cu un miembro di famia ta hospitalize,
un prijs diario lo word cobra.
Pa condicionnan prom4, durante, y
despues di dunamento di luz di un em-
pleado su esposa legal cu ta biba hunto
cun6 na Aruba. Un prijs diario lo word
cobrA pa hospitalization y un prijs apart
pa cada parto cu tuma lugar na hos-
Empleadonan muher cu ta casa y cu ta
gana menos di FIs. 10 pa dia ta haya hos-
pitaal y parto liber y tambe nan lo ricibi
beneficionan di enfermedad segun Ley di
Curacao. Empleadonan cu no ta eligibel
pa beneficionan di enfermedad lo worde
cobrA mescos cu un miembro di famia.
Casonan di maleza cr6nico (cu por
dura anjanan largo) di empladonan of
miembronan di nan famia legal lo haya
tratamiento pa poco tempo solamente.
Emieadonan cu ta hate cierto sortonan di
trabao. manera trahadornan cu aniline y benzol.
esnan cu ta traha cu eumindu, sandblasters, etc.
lu worde saniin regularmente.
PIa por haya tratamirntu medico of word hos-
pitaliza. famlanan di empleadonan regular y di
Staff master piesenta un kaarchi di identlficacion
(di ilopitaal). Empleadonan eu cumpli eels lung
di servicio cu Compania por hays tal kaarehi. Pa
haya un kaarchi, e mpleado meter presents
trouwboek of cualkier otro papal cu ta mustra
ei.ad y ielaclda e i miembroinan di famin nu A.
& B. Section di Personnel Department. Easposa
legal > jioenan cu tin menos di 15 anja ta word
contj como miembronan di faima.
S- .ch as anilne a benzol handlers, lead burned.,
food handlers. sandhlasters and others, receive
S periodic medical examinations.
S lizled families at staff and regular employees
Sp,, esent a hospital Identification Card. These are
issued only to employees with at least six months
credited service. To secure a card, documents
showing age and relation of the family member
On Friday. May 28 the T.S.D. training program consisting of study in physics, chemistry and muot be presented to the Annuities & Benefits
mathematics came to an end when 34 members received their diplomas. The program began in Division of the Personnel Department. Family
members in this ease are limited to legal wives
October 1946. F. W. Switzer, head of the Engineerln Division and representing Management, gave and children who have not yet reached their 15th
a short talk and D. P arnes, director of laboratories, presented the diplomas. birthday.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE II 1948