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STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
NOVEMBER 26, 1948
VOL. 9, No. 16 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
Lake Fleet, Stevedores & Wharfingers
Also Win First in Their Divisions
Representing the entire employee group, Lago President J. J. Horigan (left) receives from Safety
Supervisor G. N. Owen the plaque denoting Lago's winning first place in the Refinery Division
of the National Safety Council's annual safety contest. Assistant General Manager 0. Mingus
looks on in the center.
Reprosentando center grupo di empleddonan, Lago su president, J. J. Norigan ta ricibi for di
Hefe di Seguridad, G. N. Owen, e premio cu Lago a gana como esun cu ta ocupa prome lugar
den Concurso Anual di National Safety Council. Mel-mei, sub-gerente 0. Mingus ta presence e
Medical Dept. Inspected Bonus Adicional pa Costo
For A.C.S. Registration di Bida A Worde Anuncia
Lago's medical facilities came under
minute scrutiny this month when Dr.
Malcolm T. MacEachern spent three
days in a full inspection considering
them for approval by the American Col-
lege of Surgeons.
This group, providing the only facility
of this sort in the United States, has
set up exacting standards of excellence
for hospitals. Those which meet the
standards and are approved by the
A.C.S. are then inspected regularly to
see that the standards are maintained.
Over 3,900 hospitals in the U.S.A. and
Canada are on the College's approved
Dr. MacEachern is associate director
and chairman of the Administrative
Board for the A.C.S., and is director of
hospital activities and chairman of the
Hospital Standardization Committee. He
is a professor of hospital administration
at Northv'estern University.
In Aruba from November 12 to 15, he
C,,itainei on p.i e 2
Lago Ta Gana Prome Lugar
Den Concurso oi Seguridad
E luna aki Lago a word participate cu
el a gana prome lugar den Di\ision di
Refineria den Concurso annual di Natio-
nal Safety Council. Basia riba recordnan
di accident durante c period di 1 di
Juli 1947 te 30 di Juni 1948, refineria-
nan principal di Merca tabata participaf
den e concurso.
A word anuncia tambe cu Steve-
dore- y \harfingernan a gana promos
lugar den Dhiision di Stevedoring di e
concurso. y esaki ta di tres bez sigui cu
nan ta ocupf tal puesto den e concurso.
Pa complete Aruba su bon record.
Esso Transportation Company tambe
pa di tres bez sigui, a alcanza top den
Division di Tankernan.
Durante e period di 12 luna cu e
concurso a dura, Lago tabatin 43 acci-
dente cu a resultA na 1225 dianan di
tempo perdi. Anja pasa tabatin 58 acci-
dente cu 1896 dianan perdi, durante un
period mes largo.
Nunca Lago no a yega mas halto cu
di siete den concursonan anterior, ocu-
pando di nuebe lugar anja pas&.
E ultimo studio di cambiamentonan
di prijs na Aruba pa e lunanan di Juli,
Augustus y September ta mustra cu
costo di bida ta 1 2 di 1 ; mas halto
cu e tabata na Juli 1, 1948, dia e studio
anterior a worde haci.
Salarionan di base pa tur empleado-
nan a worde halzA cu 5 e dia 1 di Mei
1948 y tur empleadonan a ricibi un
bonus pa costo di bida di 5.75 % desde e
tempo ey. E cambio den costo di bida di
awor a worde discuti cu boso represen-
tantenan den Comit6 Consultativo di
Empleadonan y Directiva ta anuncia cu
efectivo 1 di November, 1948 e siguiente
arreglo lo worde haci den pagamento di
bonus pa costo di bida:
Cada empleado Regular y di Staff lo
ricibi un bonus especial pa cost di bida
di 7.24 9c durante e period di Novem-
ber 1, 1948 te Januari 31, 1949. E bonus
Continued on page 5
Lake Fleet Wins For
Third Successive Year
The Esso Transportation Company
Lake Fleet, for the third successive
year, received first place in the Tanker
Division of the National Safety Coun-
cil's yearly Contest. This makes the
fourth time in the past six contests
that the Lake Fleet has won top honors;
the other two years it received second
The Aruba tankermen had a winning
record of 4.28 disabling accidents per
million man hours worked, less than
half that of the second place winner.
The average accident frequency rate of
all companies entered in the Contest
The Esso Transportation Company's
winning rate of 4.28 was also an impro-
vement of its first place record of last
year, which was 6.06.
Included in the Tanker Division of
the Contest were companies from Ca-
nada, the United States, the West In-
dies, and the Pacific islands. The Con-
test covered the period from July 1,
1947 through June 30, 1948.
In second place among the tankers
was the Pan American Petroleum and
Transport Company and subsidiaries, of
New York. with a frequency rate of
8.58. The Atlantic Refining Company of
Philadelphia ranked third with 15.85.
In addition to winning first place in
this year's Contest, the Esso Transpor-
tation Co. ranked first in the contests
of 1942-43, 1945-46, and 1946-47. In
1943-44 and 1944-45, it placed second.
Stevedores & Wharfingers
Win First Place Again
For the third consecutive year, and
for the fourth time in the past six
years, Lago's Stevedores and Wharfin-
gers took first place in the Stevedoring
Division of the National Safety Coun-
Continued on page 5
The Netherlands Royal Family appears on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, waving
to the crowd which gathered to celebrate Queen Wllhelmina's abdication and the Inauguration of
queen Juliana. (For other pictures of the events of September 6, turn to page 0.)
Famia Real Holandes ta parce den baleen dl Palaclo na Amsterdam, pa saluda multltud di
hende co a reunl pa selebra Inauguraclon dl La Relns Jullana. (Riba paslna S tin mas prtret dl
fiesta dl coronation.)
Lago's Safety Record Tops
Among Major Refineries
Lago added to its impressive list of
safety achievements this month with
the announcement that it had won first
place in the Refinery Division of the
National Safety Council's annual Con-
test. Entered in the Contest, based on
accident records for the period from
July 1, 1947 through June 30, 1948,
were the major refineries in the United
At the same time it was announced
that the Stevedores and Wharfingers
had won first place in the Contest's
Stevedoring Division for the third suc-
To make it a clean sweep for Aruba,
the Esso Transportation Company, also
for the third consecutive year, took top
honors in the Tanker Division (see
stories in adjoining column).
Ratings in the Refinery Division
were determined by the installation's
accident severity rate and its accident
frequency rate. Lago's winning mark
was arrived at by taking its frequency
rate of 2.68 (number of accidents per
million man hours), its severity rate of
.15 (number of days lost per one
thousand man hours worked), multiply-
ing the severity rate by ten, and adding
that figure to the frequency rate This
gave Lago the winning figure of 4.18,
compared to 4.80 for the second place
Lago's accident record of 4.18 com-
pares to an average, of all refineries
entered in the Contest, of 14.59. Our
frequency rate was 2.68, whereas the
average was 5.20. And our severity
rate, .15, compares to a Contest average
of 0.93. Continued on page 4
I am tremendously pleased with
the splendid safety record the
refinery employees have achieved
in winning first place in the Petro-
leum Division of the National
Safety Council's annual Contest.
This record was attained only
through the combined cooperation
of every Lago employee, and is one
of which each of us may feel justly
proud. I cannot commend too high-
ly the efforts of all employees who
contributed to this outstanding
record, nor the refinery super-
visors whose untiring efforts to
impress upon employees the im-
portance of working safely were
such a major factor in our recei-
ving this recognition.
At the same time I wish to
extend my congratulations to the
Stevedores and Wharfingers who,
for the third successive year, have
won first place in the Stevedoring
Division of the Contest.
Employees and supervisors in
each of these groups deserve the
utmost credit for the part they
played in bringing these safety
awards to Aruba. With my congra-
tulations for the outstanding re-
cords you have achieved goes my
sincere hope that each of you will
constantly strive to maintain this
excellent record of working safely.
A RUBA Ess Nbd w
2 ARUBA SSO NEWS NOVEMBER 20. ,194
ina A" N
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Wednesday, December 22. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, December 10
Printed b, tIhe Curanaoche Counant. Curtcao. Netherlands Antilles
Kerosene is wonderful stuff. A goodly portion of
+he world's population uses it for cooking their food.
Back beyond that, it runs the farmers' tractors that
help raise the food. In many parts of the world it gives
light for homes. It will wash paint out of your paint
brush too. It's fine stuff to have around.
But it is bad in a small child's stomach as bad
there as it is good in a stove or lamp.
Children have died from drinking kerosene; if they
drink enough and do not reach medical aid soon
enough, it can be fatal. In several recent cases
employees' children have been made very very sick
from drinking it.
People generally safeguard their valuable posses-
sions, and most parents will say their children are
their most valuable. Yet many parents are careless
about leaving their reserve stock of kerosene in a way
that a curious child (who hasn't much sense of taste)
can take a drink.
It is well worth the little extra care to make sure
the kerosene can is out of small children's reach, or
that it is closed tightly to prevent their getting into it.
Lago kerosene is good, but when it comes to babies,
Klim is better.
Kerosin ta un bon product; un cantidad grand di
population di mundo ta us6 pa cushion Na hopi lugar
e ta worde us6 pa cende luz. E ta util pa motor di
tractor di sembradornan. E ta limpia verf for di bo
MEDICAL Continued from Page I
gave closest attention to every detail of
the medical facilities, procedures, and
staff, and made a separate inspection of
the two Dispensaries, which are consi-
dered for approval by the American
College of Surgeons on a separate basis
of standards. Dr. MacEachern was ac-
companied on the visit by Dr. R. C.
Page, general medical director for the
Standard Oil Co. (N. J.).
Writer of a book "Hospital Organiza-
tion and Management", for many years
the authoritative text in its field, Dr.
MacEachern is well-qualified for the
inspection work which is a part of his
activity with the A.C.S.
While his findings will be considered
and passed on by the full committee,
Dr. MacEachern indicated unofficially
that he was favorably impressed with
what Lago is doing in the medical field
for employees and their families.
Seguridad ta lo Miho
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned I a tip for this Isue)
Simon Corenel Hospital
BIpat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Simon dGerman o oooo ooo Drydock
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphil Jones Receivinx & Shipping
Ersklin Anderson Acid & Edeleanu
Fernando da Silva Pressure Stills
Bertle Vlapree C.T.R. & Field Shops
Hugo de Vrles T.S.D. Office
Willemfrldus Beol Accounting
Mrs. Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2
Jacinto de Kort Laboratories I & 2
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo Esso & Lago Clubs
Elsa Mackintosh Dining Hall (2)
EIrie Crichlow Catalytic
Calvin Hassell M.& C. Office
Federico Penson Masons & Insulators
Edar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Stella Oliver Laundry
Ricardo Van Blarcm 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah Colony Shops
Harold James Personnel
Edney Hucklemaa Sports
Samuel RaJroop Special
kwaashi y e ta kita otro manchanan.
Pero e ta malo pa stoma di bo jioe chikito mes
bon cu e ta pa otro usonan, mes malo e ta pa salud
di bo jioe si e beb6.
Muchanan a yega di muri pasobra nan a bebe
kerosin y no a haya tratamiento m6dico basta liher.
Recientemente tabatin diferente caso di jioenan di
empleadonan cu a bebe kerosin.
Generalmente un hende +a cuida loque ta precioso
pe. Kico por ta mas precioso cu bida di bo jioe?
loch hopi mayornan ta descuidao y ta laga kerosin
caminda e mannan triminti di e jioe chikito por
Bale la pena di tuma e molester chikito di pone e
kerosin foi alcance di e muchanan of di cerra e better
of e bleki di moda cu nan no por habri6.
Sigur Lago su kerosin ta bon: pero pa jioe chikito-
nan, lechi Klim ta mihor.
Plant Dispensary statistical charts are inspected by Drs. F. R. Schneder, R. C. Page, and
Malcolm T. MecEachern when Dr. MacEachern came here this month to inspect Lago's medical
facilities, considering them for approval by the American College of Surgeons. Left to right are
Dr. Schneider, physician-at-large on the general medical staff of the Standard Oil Company (N.J.);
Dr. J. B. M. van Ogtrop, In charge of Lago's Hospital; Dr. Page, general medical director of
Jersey Standard; Dr. MacEachern, chairman of the A.C.S.'s Administrative Board, director of
hospital activities, and chairman of the Hospital Standardization Committee; Dr. Russell F. Brace.
In charge of the Plant Dispensary; and Dr. Russell C. Carrell, Lage's medical director.
NEW ARRIVALS I
A snn. Canloa Efirin. to Mr. and Mrs. Benoit
Croie. October 28.
Twin daughters. Velda and Beulah. to Mr. and
Mrs. Edart Williams, October 28,
A daughter. Sheila Lmndora, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sydne ll MKenzie. October 28.
A onn. Joseph Fitlpaitrick. to Mr. and Mrs.
Duncan Sta iirluslu October 28.
A daughter. Joycelyni Elulyn. to Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Gay. Octorlbr 2,.
A daughter. liellena Auioia. It Mr. and Mrs.
Joannces Violtk. October 28.
A daughter. Mara Cecila Hermna, to Mr. and
Mi- Amanndo Geernii.n, October 21.
A. orn, IRchard tSimon. to Mr. and Mrs Thelmo
I enria, O(tobel 28.
A ,tn. Natciao Eu-eblo. Geerman. to Mr. and
MI-'a. Paulus Geel man. October 2.
A -on, ,Iott.rh Fit ta, oto Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Thomas. O)ctb tlhI 9.
.A daiunhte.. Geta Susan. o Mr. and Mrs.
ualbiert Fortan, ittobel 29.
A (laughter. Itrna Elsberlh. to Mrr. and nI.
Ellited ll odne Otuober 2l.
A San. Leon Nelson. to MI. and Mr. Power
Daniiel. October fiu,
A ILunthe,. Colnel ia lendhka. to Mr. and
M Hlimarnu Tieler. October 3i.
.A son. Wlfie. Sidney. to Mr. ani Me.. wired
Ifuinkerk. October :it).
A laughter, Ca:men Ma lai Fdilnmena, to Mr.
nnd Mrs. Hmte Ti.ml.. O(taber :10.
A dtauhti. Sianlii Ail-i.a, to Mr. anil iMr
Letncito Ki\idama. October "i.
A son. Francisco Itolann.o, to Mr. anid Mis.
lialbino Eliamuns. October 'm1.
A ratn. iRenai.lo Nemencio. to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan DUikhoff. October :3.
A ,on., rlancieco .it.. to Ir. and Mrs. Fian-
i iaco Boekhoudt. November 1.
A daughter Olinda. to Mi. and Mis. Julian
Illdlpe, No, ember 1.
A a n, Juan Pelo. to Mr. ant Mrs. N. M. e
'. (;eel man, Noirmhe, 1
A ldaihter. L.ona .noa.ne. lto Mr. anti Ni..
Allan C, us. Novemiei 2.'
A son, Karl Winston, to Mr. and Mits. .Tames
lIichnhrdson Novemher 2.
A son, Hatt, Antiniu.,, It Mr. anti MNli. Henry
MIr.otie. November 3.
A\ liauhlrte, Milid Jnhith. to Ni. anid MN.
William Arnmand, Nrovernler :
A laighte Cai men Itolo Mr. and M.
IRicalndo W\e\ei, Ntovemle I.
A son. Hendlrson Edld, i. to M.. andl Mr.
James Arrindell. Notembet I.
A daughter Niva Thelva, to Mr. and Mrs.
Edniand Pomie, Noivemnber I.
A ritldghtet. M.litina i rterslit. Mr. and Mia.
Gines Winlteilaail. NoIember S.
.\ daughter, Met lin Axatha, to Mi. and Mrs.
Deni Simon. November ',.
A daughter. Susanna Maria. to Mr. anti Mti
Jacoho Madulr. No\embet 6.
A daughter. Gleria Mill a, to Mr. and Mrs.
Juan Kiirk. November 6.
A son. Murat .Andlew. to t r. arnd Mrs. Vincent
'homn. N\ emler 6.
A datruhter. Flolenrtic Angelica. to it. and
Mi,. Leonarld V elenlmn. November 7.
A son. Pedro Rufi, to Mi. andl Mi. Eatehan
.\niela, Novemtter 7.
\ langhtel, Giodifriinia, to NMr. and Mrs. George
Schonheri Novenlbel i.
A daughter. Elizabeth Maria. to Dr. and Mrs.
.John Van Ogtlo.i. November S.
A daughter. Dora Emelda. to Mr. and i ai.
S)lestet Geerman. November 9.
A daut hter, Elizabelh Mary. to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hughey, November 9.
A daughter. Mjrna Imelda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan Croes. November I.
A son. Wintoni Alwin. to MNi. and Mrs. Elothus
Violenus. November 1 I.
A so, Anhlie Avell, to Mr. and Mrs. Matheo
DUnia. November 10.
A son. Henito Iecardo, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Hetliger. November I11.
A daughter. Evelina. to Mi. and Mrs. Benito
Rnas. November 10.
A son. Reynold Romulo. to Mr. and Mrs.
Romulo Cl es. November 10I.
A daughter. Inridl Anita, to MIr. and Mrs.
Alhert Tjon, November 11.
A snt. Gilles Simon, to Mr. and Mrs. Julio
Dania. November. 12.
A .on. F'elilano. to MI. annd Mlrs. Catalino De
iMey, Novembet 12.
A son. Michael Reginald. to Mr. and Mrs.
Perecial Cox, November 12.
A son. Roy Leo. to Mr. and M.s. Alfred
Vicira, November 12.
A son, to MI. and Mrs. Alwin Every. Novem-
A daughter, Clarite Eugenie, to Mr. and Mrs.
Vicentus Bungos. November 13.
A son. Herman Wilfred. to Nr. and Mrs.
Wilftre Hazel. November 11.
A son. Kiethly Fitzroy Tinselb, to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Lake. November 1 t,
A daughter. Princess Elizabeth. to Mr. and
Mra. Garfield Lawrence. November 15.
A son, He bert Edward, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob Hackett. November 15.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Winric Duncan, No-
A son. Leopoldo Felipe. to Mr. and Mrs.
Felipe Erasmus. November 15.
A son. Cristobal. to Mr. ani Mrs. Marcelino
Dirksz, November 1i.
A daughter. Lucia Otilda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Zacuaias Croes. November 1".
A daughter. louisa Diana, to Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander Lie Hap Po. November 16.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Duzannon. No.
Eleven of the twelve Safe Workers' Contest captains are shown below with H. Chippendale,
chairman of the Council of Captains. From left to right are G. Bennett, Frank Edwards (alternate
tor J. Leysner), J. M. B. Hassell, Cerllio Maduro, MIquel Felipe, C. Van Cherante, Juan Emers.
B. I. Vlapree, Jullo Boom, Mario Croes (alternate for J. Koolman). Juan Oduber, and Mr. Chip-
pendale. Not In the picture is W. Sennon, captain of the Fontlen team.
Olezun di e diezdos captalnans dl e Concurso dl Segurldad a sail riba e portret ski hunto cu
H. Chippendale (banda drechl) president di Comite di Captainnan. W. So.non, captain di
Fontein, no tabata present.
Members of the Lago School Advisory Commitee are shown below at their regular monthly
meeting. From left to right are F. C. Eaton, chairman; Mrs. J. B. Opdyke, secretary H. V.
Locker; Mrs. W. J. Rafloskl; and W. R. White. /
L~ ..x~- -~---- I -- 1------------ -- --i i II
NOVEMBER 24, 1945
The twelve badge; which will be worn by the captains of the teams in the Safe Workers' Contest
are pictured above. The teams, with the captain of each, are as follows: Daimari (Storehouse,
TSD Lab., Utilities Adm.. Utilities) Cerilio Maduro; Balashi (Garage-Transportation, Gas &
Poly, Medical) Miguel Felipe; Hooiberg (catalytic, Colony Maint.. Commissaries, Marine
Launches) G. Van CNerante; Bubali (Colony Adm., Colony Operations, Colony Service Station.
Dining Halls, Hydroponics. Metal Trades) Juan Oduber; Dakota (Cracking. Electrical, Execu-
tive Office. TSD Engineering) J. Leysner; Yamanota (Foundry, Industrial Relations. Machi-
nist) B. I. Vinpree; Druif (Acid & Edeleanu, Carpenter, Laundry. Painters) J. M. B.
Hassell; Bucuti (Accounting, Pipe, TSD Processe) G. Bennett; Malmok (Instrument, Lago
Police, Receiving & Shipping, Receiving & Shipping Wharves) Juan Emers; Andicuri
(Mechanical Adm., Recreation, Yard) J. Koolman; Fontein (Colony Stewards, School, Ship
Repair Yard) W. Sennon; and Palm Beach (Light Oils Finishing, Marine Office. Masons &
Insulators) Julio Boom.
Ann Miller is famed in the movies for her ability as a dancer, but
here she displays equally as good form on the archery range. She
shot the arrow into the air and it fell to earth all onlookers knew
not where they had eyes only for Annie.
(FIom the Iowa Corn Gazette.)
jrs e a
[*'*i Jmi'-;^'woxC iiya 0-r
Gags mixed with the most sensationally bad playing seen in some time marked the end of the
softball season last month as the Fat & Forties played the Has-Beens to five innings of near-
exhaustion. Here Jose Proterra, having more or less stumbled, is "treated" by Bill Lesher (back
to camera, at right). Others around the victim, reading clockwise, are Bill Tucker, Bill Rafloski.
Ira Crippen, and Ed Kulisek.
Sky writing came to Aruba for the first time this month when the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
advertised its product in the island's skies. The plane used was a North American-owned BT-13
which has already covered Central America and Mexico with its various messages, and from here
was to go to Curagao, Venezuela, Colombia, and other South American Countries.
I luna aki Aruab a mira un mod nhobe di hadt propaganda; est. n aeroplane cu ta skirbl na
arla cM un human diki cu ta result dl clorto production quimico.
Pvt. Oscar Emers, of the U.S. Army Air Force and son el
Juan Emers of the Marine Wharves, is shown above (arrow)
with members of his basic trainlAg squadron at Shepherd
Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Pvt. Emner joined
the Air Force in March of this year and plans to enter
pilot training. He formerly worked for Lago's Electrical
Department, leaving here In 194S to Join the crew of the
Aki riba nos ta mira Oscar Emers (flecha), lie di Joan
Emers di Marine Wharves, y mlembre di U.S. Air Force on
algun miembro di e grupo cu a riclbl nan entrenamiente
bAsico hunto cunm na Sheppard Air Force Base na Wichita
Fails, Texas. Emers a drenta Air Force na Maart dli anja
aki y e tin idea dl tuma entrenamlento di pilete. AIterler
mente Ie a traha pa Lage n Electrical Department to m
anja 194S, tempe cu *I a ita pI a bira nmlem e dl
tripilaelem di -s Amerea.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Three employees, with combined Company service of fifty-seven years, wore tendered a retlrem-r.t
luncheon before they beca.ne annuitants November 1. The three were Candito Kock, of M & C.
and Carlos Maduro and Lucas Vroolijk, of Receiving and Shipping. They are shown above with
Company officials and their supervisors. Starting at the right end of the table and reading
clockwise are C. F. Smith. K. H. Repath. Mr. Kock, C. M. Clower, Ralph Watson, H. Chippendale,
0. Mingus, Hendrik Weaver, Mr. Madur,. Mr. Vrooelk, and Thomas Mann.
Tres empleado cu hopi servicio cu Compania y cu a tuma nan retire, a word honra na un
comemento dia I di November, promd cu nan a kita. E trees empleadonan tabata Candlto Kock di
M. & C., y Carlos Maduro y Lucas Vroolijk dl Receiving A Shipping, kendenan nos ta mira aki
riba hunto cu nan hefenan y oficialnan dl Compania cu a tuma part na e comemento. Setor
Maduro tin mas di 23 ania di serviclo; Selor Kock tin casl IS anja y SeAor VroolUk casi 16.
Colony Service Shifts
Involve Four Employes
Four important appointments were
recently made in the Colony Service
Frank C. Ciccarelli was named gene-
ral supervisor of the Commissaries, re-
placing Harry Backus, recently trans-
ferred to New York. Mr. Ciccarelli's
Lago service started in 1933 and all of
it has been with Colony Service. He was
a tradesman, a butcher, and foreman
of the Plant Commissary before beco-
ming supervisor of the Plant Commis-
sary, the job he held at the time of his
Taking Mr. Ciccarelli's place as su-
pervisor of the Plant Commissary will
be Andrew Wetherbee whose Lago ser-
vice dates from 1934. During that period
he has served in Colony Service as a
tradesman, utility foreman II, general
supervisor of clubs, and assistant su-
pervisor of commissaries. At the time
of his recent appointment he was assi-
stant supervisor of the Plant Commis-
Thomas A. Quinn was appointed su-
pervisor in charge of the Steward Ser-
vice. He replaces Harry Bensinger, re-
tired. Mr. Quinn came to Lago in 1932,
and served first as a treater, then as an
operator in Light Oils Finishing. He took
over the management of the Colony Ser-
vice Station last April, the job he held
at the time of his new appointment.
Henry Helman was named supervisor
of the Colony Service Station. He has
been with Lago since 1932 and during
that time has served in a variety of
jobs. With Colony Service he has served
in the Cold Storage Plant, the Wholesale
Commissary, the Stewards Department,
Colony Operations, end as assistant to
Mr. Qu'nn at the Service Station.
Frank C. Cic"arelll
Thomas A. Quinn
Three Long-Time Employees
Become Annuitants Ncv. 1
Monday, November 1 was the retire-
ment date for three long-time Company
employees. They were Carlos Maduro,
Candito Kock, and Lucas Vroolik.
Mr. Maduro retired after over twenty-
three years service. He was employed as
a laborer on April 10, 1925 and worked
as a general laborer and stevedore until
December 29, 1927, when he became a
wharfinger on the docks. At the time of
his retirement he was a wharfinger A at
the Marine Wharves.
When he became an annuitant Mr.
Kock had completed over eighteen years
service with the Company. He started
with Lago on March 31, 1930 as a labo-
rer, becoming a laborer C in M & C Ad-
ministration on February 8, 1937. He
was a janitor A when he retired.
Mr. Vroolijk retired with almost six-
teen years service. He started as a
watchman on April 14, 1930, with a
break in his service from April 18, 1931
to November 23, 1933. On that date he
became a wharfinger in Receiving and
Shipping, the position he held at the
time of his retirement.
Shortly before they left to become
annuitants the three men were tendered
a retirement luncheon by the Company.
Wilhelmina Monument Group
To Select Sculptor Soon
The Wilhelmina Monument Commit-
tee is now soliciting bids from promi-
nent sculptors in Caracas, the United
States, Holland, and Italy to determine
who will design the commemorative
Golden Jubilee statue to H.R.H. Prin-
The Committee was formed last
August and is now raising funds for
the construction of the monument. It
will be located in Oranjestad in a park
to be built jutting out into the sea at
the junction of the Lagoenweg and
L. G. Smith Boulevard. The park, cover-
ing an area of about 12,000 square
yards, will contain a bandstand, as well
as benches. Flowers and palms will be
The base of the monument will be of
Aruban granite, with the statue itself
possibly of marble.
It is hoped by members of the Com-
mittee that the statue may be unveiled
on August 31, 1949.
Members of the San Nicolas Execu-
tive Sub-Committee in charge of rais-
ing funds in that area are A. Pinkus,
Syd Brathwaite, Chris Schwengle, Jose
Geerman, and Henry Nassy.
Honorary chairman of the Monument
Committee is Lt. Gov. L. C. Kwartsz.
Members of the working committee
are E. Bartels, chairman; J. H. Beau-
jon, vice-chairman; A. M. A. Carpay,
secretary; Jorge De Castro, assistant
secretary; F. van Hoorn, treasurer; and
L. A. C. Lade, C. H. G. Eman, L. De
Hoop, A. Pinkus, H. L. Lichtveld, and
I SAFETY PAYS
Construction is proceeding rapidly on additions to two existing buildings, the Main Office Building
(above) and Laboratory No. 3 (below). Ground was broken for the former structure in September,
and when it's finished it will house the Company's IBM equipment. Construction on the addition
to the Lab was begun last July. and is expected to be completed next May. The Lab addition will
be a two-story structure of about 11,000 square feet, and will provide additional office and
laboratory space. The offices will be air-conditioned and new laboratory apparatus will make it
possible to carry on greater research activities, as well as providing additional equipment for
normal day-to-day operations. The addition will also provide an up-to-date lab to replace the old
No. 2 Laboratory. A construction stage in this type of building is shown graphically: (1) concrete
has been poured for the ceiling of the first story and the floor of the second; (2) reinforcing
steel is in place ready for the concrete; (3) wooden forms are complete, ready for the reinforcing
steel; (4) carpenters are completing the form work on this section.
LAGO WINS SAFETY CONTEST
Cont. from page 1
During the twelve-month period on
which the Contest was based, Lago had
forty-three disabling injuries and a to-
tal of 1225 lost-time days. The previous
year there were fifty-eight disabling
accidents and 1896 days lost over a
Until this year, Lago had never re-
ceived higher than seventh place in the
yearly contest. Last year it placed
Other refineries entered in the Con-
test, and the order in which they finish-
ed, are as follows: 2 Shell Oil Com-
pany Inc., of New York; 3 Atlantic
Refining Company; 4 Jersey's Baton
Rouge Refinery; 5 Magnolia Petro-
leum Company; 6 Standard Oil Com-
pany of Indiana; 7 Standard Oil Com-
pany of Ohio; 8 Socony-Vacuum Oil
Company; 9 Sinclair Oil Company;
10 Texas Company (Delaware); 11 -
Continental Oil Company; 12 Mid-
Continent Petruleum Company; 1:3 -
Esso Standard Oil Company; 14 Pan-
American Petroleum and Transport
Company. 15 Humble Oil and Refin-
ing Company; and 16 Trinidad Lease-
James T. Collins was
this month named
Job Training Coordi-
nator in Lago's Trai-
ning Division. In his
new position Mr.
Collins will coordi-
nate job training ac-
the refinery, and
will administer the
Plan. He came to
Lago October 21,
1946 as a shift lea-
der in No. 1 Lab.
Until his recent ap-
pointment, he was a
job training assi-
Bumper Crop of Babies Oct. 28
Thursday, October 28, was an obste-
trician's paradise at the Lago Hospital.
Production records were smashed right
and left, with ten babies barn during
the twenty-four hour period.
Hardly had the day begun when Hel-
Icna Aurora Vrolijk, at ten minutes
after midnight, made her appearance to
set off a chain of births that didn't
ccase until ten minutes before the follo-
wing midnight. Shelia Lindora McKenzie
was born then, bringing to a close the
busiest baby day the Hospital har expe-
Speed and Death Close Companions
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
NOVEMBER 24, 148
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
By thinking and acting quickly. Eleodoro Wester (standing) and Leon Laurencin (at wheel of
grader) prevented panic and possible serious damage this month when they brought a road fire
under control in Lago Heights. Mr. Wester, Yard Department subforeman in charge of the road's
resurfacing, sent Mr. Laurencin to smother the fire with the grader, preventing the fire from
spreading into adjoining yards.
Quick Thinking of Two Accion Rapido A Evith
Prevents Panic, Damage Perhuicio y Phnico
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rrom Lago neignts ire
The quick thinking and swift action
of two Lago employees this month pre-
vented possible damage and panic in
Lago Heights when a road there being
repaired caught fire.
The two responsible for bringing the
fire under immediate control were Eleo-
doro Wester, Yard Department subfore-
man in charge of the surfacing of the
road and Leon Laurencin, of Garage-
The road caught fire the morning of
November 6 while it was covered with
oil. The oil gave off combustible vapors
and fire broke out when a small boy
threw a lighted match onto the road.
Before fire had a chance to spread over
the remainder of the oil-covered surface,
Mr. Wester had the road dammed off in
the down-wind direction. Then he sent
Mr. Laurencin, driver of the grader
being used in the operation, to run his
machine over the fire and smother it.
Mr. Laurencin was able to put out the
fire before it could caus much damage.
When fire broke out the road, made of
caliche, had been covered with its second
of seven layers of oil. Purpose of the oil,
applied at various stages of the resur-
facing process, is to dry the road's sur-
face quickly and to pin the pitch down.
It evaporates quickly, leaving pitch.
Finally the surface is spread out with a
roller and the new road is finished.
Extensive damage and panic can
often by prevented when the persons in-
volved keep their heads and act swiftly.
Mr. Wester and Mr. Laurencin are to be
commended for thinking clearly and act-
ing quickly. By doing so they may have
saved lives and considerable property
damage at the least, they averted a
panic that could have been serious.
Bonaire May Get Pipe-Water
Experiments are under
way in Bonaire which may lead to the
installation of a pipe-water supply in the
town and suburbs of Kralendyk, the
island's capital, as well as in Rincon, a
mid-island village of fifteen hundred
people. If the experiments are success-
ful, a small pumping and purification
station will be built near the water wells.
Tankernan di Esso Ta Gana
Pa di Tres Bez Sigui
Esso Transportation Company, pa di
tres bez sigui, a aleanza prome lugar
den Division di Tanker di Concurso di
National Safety Council. Esaki ta di
cuater bez den ultimo seis concursonan
cu tankernan di Esso ta alcanzA e pues-
to, e otro dos beznan nan a ocupA di dos
Ademas di a ocuph prome puesto den
e concurso di e anja aki, Esso Tranp-
sortation a ocupa e mesun puesto den
concursonan di 1942-43, 1945-46 y 1946-
47. Nit anjanan 1943-44 y 1944-45 nan
a ocupa di dos lugar.
Si no tabata pa accion ripido di dos
empleado di Lago, lo tabatin hopi pfni-
co y perhuicio na Lago Heights e luna
aki, dia cu e asphalt riba e caminda a
pega candela den es section residential.
Esnan cu a controlA e candela imedia-
tamente tabata Eleodoro Wester, sub-
foreman di Yard Department kende ta-
bata encarga cu drechamento di e ca-
minda y Leon Laurencin di Garage
E caminda a pega candela dia 6 di
November ora cu e tabata tapf bao di
azeta y un much chikito a tira un
swavel cendi ariba. Prom6 cu e candela
a haya chens di camna, Sr. Wester a
pone un dam pa pare p'abao di e lugar
unda el a cuminza y el a manda Sr.
Laurencin pasa e stoomwals riba o can-
dela pa stop. Sr. Laurencin a logra na
paga e candela prome cu el a causa hopi
Sr. Wester y Sr. Laurencin a mustra
cu ta bale la pena di no perde cabez den
casonan asina; nan merece tur elogio
pa pan moda di pensa y nan accion ri-
pido ey riba. Nan a spaar e district di
hopi perhuicio y nan a evita un panico
cu por tabatin resultadonan menos
from page 1
cil's yearly Contest. Lago's winning
rate of 4.92 accidents per million man
hours was almost twenty points higher
than the second place winner.
This rate also considerably bettered
the average accident frequency rate of
all companies entered in the Contest,
which was 55.87.
The Contest covered the period from
July 1, 1947 through June 30, 1948.
In second place, with an accident
frequency rate of 24.02, was the Ohio
and Western Pennsylvania Dock Com-
pany. The Jones and Laughlin Steel
Corporation ranked third with 25.29.
First place in the Stevedoring Divi-
sion went to Lago in the contests of
1942-43, 1945-46, and 1946-47, as well
as in this year's competition. In 1943-44
and 1944-45, Lago's Stevedores and
Wharfingers received second place in
di pagina I
nobo den tur sentido ta igual na e paga-
mento di bonus actual pa costo di bida,
cu excepcion di e percentage y ta resultA
den un halzamento di 1/2 di 1% di ga-
namentonan total di cada empleado
ariba su ganamento pa trabao similar
prom6 cu 1 di Augustus.
Boso hefenan y representantenan den
Comite Consultativo di Empleadonan lo
discuti gustosamente cu boso cualquier
pregunta cu boso por tin tocante e paga-
mento di bonus y su efecto riba boso
KEEP EM Y
Before they departed from Aruba this month for retirement, J. Donald Heebner, of the Accounting
Department, and Robert R. Mundinger, for several years In the Acid Plant and now of Receiving
and Shipping, wore guests at a luncheon held In their honor. Present for the occasion were
C. F. Smith (near end of table) and, reading clockwise, F. C. Lynch, Mr. Neebner, C. B. Garber,
J. J. Horlgan, Mr. Mundinger, and R. V. Heinze. Also present but out of the picture was
K. H. Repath.
Fifty-seven Years Service Staff, Regular Employees
Ends for Two Annuitants Get Cost-of-Living Bonus /
Over fifty-seven years of combined
Company service came to an end this
month when two long-time employees
left for the States and retirement. The
two new annuitants are Robert R. Mun-
dinger, who has over thirty-seven years
of Jersey Standard service, and J. Do-
nald Heebner, who will pass the twenty-
year mark shortly before he officially
joins the rank of retirees.
The two were honored by the Com-
pany at a retirement luncheon before
they departed for the States.
Mr. Mundinger's service began on
June 5, 1911, when he went to work for
the Standard Oil Company of Louisana.
He remained there until March 1, 1919,
when he joined the West Indian Oil Com-
pany in the Argentine, where he remain-
ed until the end of 1937. On January 1,
1938 he came to Lago. Until last May
he was employed in the Acid Plant; since
that date he has been a shift foreman II
in Receiving and Shipping.
Mr. Heebner began his service with
Lago as a stenographer in the Account-
ing Department on January 8, 1929. His
entire Company service has been asso-
ciated with the Accounting Department,
and at the time of his departure he
was paymaster of the private payroll.
Mr. Heebner's accrued vacation and
travel time will carry him past his
twenthieth anniversary with Lago, and
he was awarded his twenty-year service
button and emblem before he left. His
twenty years service was attained with-
out a single deductible absence.
Both Mr. Mundinger and Mr. Heebner
were honored with a round of farewell
parties before their departure. Each re-
ceived scrolls and gifts from their fellow
employees in the Acid Plant and Ac-
counting Department respectively.
Lago Thrift Participants /
Get Nearly FIs. 300,006
Important news to the employees in
the Lago Thrift Foundation came this
month with the announcement that
over Fls. 277,000 is to be distributed
among them. This sum includes earnings
of the Foundation, and the Company's
contributions forfeited by participants
leaving the employ of the Company
before becoming entitled to them. Ear-
nings and forfeitures will include those
of the current book year, ending Sep-
tember 30, 1948, and will go to partici-
pants in the Foundation as of that date.
To each participant's Thrift account
will be added seven-tenths per cent
(7/10%) of his credit balance, as his
share in the earnings of the Founda-
In addition, as his share in the for-
feitures, each participant's share will
be increased by five and forty-six hun-
dreths per cent (5-46/100%) of the
total of his own and Company regular
contributions which were made from
October 1, 1947 to August 31, 1948.
Statements of individual accounts for
the year ending September 30, 1948,
including the additional credits, will be
sent to participants shortly.
The announcement was made by the
Lago Thrift Foundation's Board of Ad-
A special cost-of-living bonus of 7.24
per cent was announced recently for all
staff and regular employees. The bonus
applies to the employee's total earnings
during each pay period between Novem-
ber 1, 1948 and January 31, 1949. It ap-
plies to regular and overtime earnings
and to any acting or temporary allow-
ance. It will also be used in figuring
employee allotments to the Thrift Plan
and Vacation Plan.
The bonus is the result of the latest
study of price changes in Aruba, cover-
ing the months of July, August, and
September. That survey showed that the
cost-of-living is one-half of one percent
higher than it was on July 1 when the
last previous study was made.
Base rates for all employees were in-
creased by 5 per cent on last May 1, and
all employees received a cost-of-living
bonus at the rate of 5.75 per cent for
the period from May through July;
since August 1 that bonus has been
raised to 6.70 per cent. The present in-
crease to 7.24 per cent was discussed
with the representatives of the Em-
ployees' Advisory Committee.
This new bonus supercedes the pre-
vious bonus of 6.70 per cent, which
expired on October 31. The new bonus is
similar in all respects to the previous
cost-of-living bonus except as to amount,
and results in an increase of each em-
ployee's total earnings by one-half of
one per cent over his earnings for simi-
lar work prior to November 1.
Supervisors and EAC representatives
will be glad to discuss with employees
any questions they might have concer-
ning the bonus payments or their effect
on the employee's earnings.
Mi ta masha content cu e buni-
ta record di Seguridad cu emplea-
donan di refineria a alcanzA, ga-
nando prome lugar den Division di
Petroleo di Concurso annual di Na-
tional Safety Council. E record aki
a worde alcanzA cu cooperation di
cada empleado di Lago, y e ta un
record di cual nos por ta masha
No tin palabra pa mi elogi, tur
empleadonan cu a contribui nan
esfuerzonan na e record magnifico,
tampoco pa tur hefenan, kendenan
esfuerzonan incansabel pa mustra
empleadonan importancia di segu-
ridad na trabao, ta un factor prin-
cipal di e record.
Na mes tempo tambe mi ke feli-
cita Stevedores y Wharfingers-
nan, cu pa di tres anja sigui, a
gana prom6 lugar den Division di
Stevedores di e Concurso.
Empleadonan y hefenan di cada
un di e gruponan aki ta merece tur
credito pa e parti cu nan a contri-
bui pa haci cu Aruba ta ocupi e
prom6 lugarnan den e Concurso.
Felicitando boso cu e recordnan
famoso, mi ta spera cu cada un di
boso lo sigui lucha pa mantene
NOVEMBER ". 1048
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tVEMER 10. 1943
Official Netherlands bhot,
Her Majesty Queen Juliana, 1948.
Su Mahestad La Reina Jullana, 1948.
The crowd in front
of the Royal Palace
during the inaugura-
E multitud dl hende
dllanti dl palacio du-
rante e ceremonia di
din 6 dl September.
After the inauguration
Queen Juliana. in her golden coach, rides through the streets
Despues di e ceremonial La Reina
Juliana ta pasa
coche dl ore.
den cayanan dl Amsterdam den su
Queen Juliana returns to the Palace after the inauguration.
La Reina ta bolbe palaclo despues di e ceremonia.
Just before Her Majesty teek the *ath the Coasttutiu In the Nlouwe Kerk.
AIgu mmeate prem6 eN So MahYtetad a tama buramente.
The new Queen Jullana takes the death to the Constitutlon and Is formally Investd is
a civil ceremony before a Joint SessIonl f the Statns-eneral I the Nicawe Kerk.
Julla t tua ha nt ta at worde Iaugunrd eficlalmente comne Reil durante r-
slesse epeclal dl Asaumble General.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
NOVEMBER as, se4I
In a Lago Sport Park football match Sunday. November 14, the San Nicolas Juniors defeated
Ajax, 3-1. Heading the ball above is San Nicolas Juniors' player Zepp lsnlick. with teammate
Venancio Solognier at right. With his back to the camera is Marcelo Madur,. of Ajax.
rangers, SN Juniors Reap Lago Heights Football
Top Football Honors Nears End of Competition
Eugonius Hassell, principal of Lago's apprentice training scheel, kicks off the bail to open the
first football match in the newly-organized league made up of apprentice boys In the Class of
1948. The season will last for about ten weeks, with eight team competing for top honors. The
league is divided into two divisions, A and a nd trophies will be awarded the winning teams
Eugenius Hassell, cabez dl Lago su school di aprendi, to schep e proml bala y ta habhi pronr
wega di futbal di e lrga nobo cu a words orsanlz pa aprerdlmnan di 194. Loe dura mas
menos diez siman, entire ocho team. I liga ta parti den ano division, A y, y e teamnan victorlose
di coad division Io riclbl trofoenn.
, Although four matches
be played, by last week th
Juniors and the Rangers
of winning top honors
Sport Park football comn
SN Juniors led the South
and the Rangers were
The final match in the
vision was to be played
when the San Nicolas Jur
meet Jong Santa Cruz. I
the outcome, however, the
ings of both teams were a
ed: San Nicolas Juniors i
and Jong Santa Cruz in l
In the Northern Divisi
gers had clinched first pl
maining interest centerin
forts of the other teams
of the cellar.
Voorwaarts was to play
in a Northern Division n
vember 21. On the 28th
play Republiek on the
Juniors' Field, and Jong
Esso Heights at the Spor
games begin at 4:30 in t
The date of the champi
between the winners of
will be announced shortly.
On October 21 Jong
Republiek, 2-1, and Aja
Santa Cruz, 2-0.
November 7 was the da
dous scores, the Range
Voorwaarts, 7-1, and the
Juniors swamping La Far
On the 14th the Ranger
other big score to beat J
7--0, and the SN Junior
Standings before the m;
vembe ?1 were as follow
counts two p s, a draw
were yet to With competition in the Eastern
e Sani Nicolas League finished, and with four matches
were assured yet to be played in the Western League,
in the Lago the Lago Heights football league will
petition. The come to a close by the end of this month.
ern Division, Hollandia won the Eastern League,
tops in the and at the end of last week's games
Nieuwlandia was leading the Western.
Southern Di- The Aruba Juniors, however, still had
last Sunday, a chance to tie for the lead in the
liors were to Western.
Regardless of Following the end of the regularly
final stand- scheduled season, Hollandia will play
already assur- the champion of the Western League to
n first place decide the Lago Heights championship.
ast. Early in December, the winner of this
on, the Ran- match will play RCA in a presentation
ace, with re- match. At that time the Wimco Bud-
g on the ef- weiser Beer Trophy will be presented to
to finish out the winner of the Lago Heights league,
and Aruba Trading is donating a
Esso Heights Schaeffer pen and pencil set to go to
watch on No- the player who, during the season, has
the Rangers scored the highest average.
San Nicolas Recent scores in the Eastern League:
Holland plays October 27, Hollandia 5, Jong Holland 0;
t Park. The October 28, Voorwaarts 4, La Fama 2;
he afternoon. November 2, Hollandia 7, Deportivo 0;
onship match November 4, La Fama 6, Jong Holland
each Division 2; November 10, Hollandia 3, La Fama
2; November 16, Voorwaarts won by
Holland beat default from Jong Holland; and Novem-
x beat Jong ber 18, Voorwaarts 5, Deportivo 3.
Scores in the Western League: Octo-
.y of tremen- ber 26, Nieuwlandia 3, Esso Heights 1;
rs defeating November 3, Nieuwlandia 2, Aruba Ju-
San Nicolas niors 1; November 11, Aruba Juniors
a, 6-0. 15. Esso Heights 0; November 13,
rs ran up an- Nieuwlandia 3, Volharding 1.
ong Holland, Games scheduled this week were
s beat Ajax, Nieuwlandia vs. San Nicolas Juniors
November 23; Volharding vs. Aruba
atches of No-
cs (a vtory Juniors November 24; Esso Heights vs.
s (a victory San Nicolas Juniors November 25; and
one)San Nicolas Juniors vs. Volharding No-
Games Won Drawn Lost Pts
3 0 0 6
San Nicolas JIrr.
La '"a ma
J.nK Sant.a Ci u
Plannan di Comit6 di Estatua
di Wilhelmina ta Progresando
Comit6 di Monumento pa Wilhelmina
ta solicitando ofertanan di sculptornan
prominent na Caracas, Merca, Holin-
da y Italia pa determinA kende !o haci
e estatua conmenorativa di Jubileo di
Oro di Su Alteza Real Prinses Wilhel-
E Comite a worde formA na Augus-
tus y e ta colectando fondo pa construc-
cion di un monument. Lo e worde in-
stalA na Oranjestad den un parque di-
lanti di cas di Gezaghebber. E parque
lo cubri un terreno di 12,000 yarda
cuadri, lo tin un kiosko pa bandanan,
bankinan y tur rond lo plant matanan.
E base di e monument lo ta di gra-
niet di Aruba y e estatua mes broba-
blemente lo ta di alabaster.
Miembronan di e Comit4 ta spera cu
e estatua lo ta cla pa inauguration dia
31 di Augustus di 1949.
New Banking Hours ArSet
For San Nicolas Branches
The San Nicolas branches of the
Aruba Bank and the Hollandsche Bank
announced a change in hours Novem-
ber 1. Employees will find the new
schedule a convenience in transacting
banking business after their regular
The new schedule:
Monday through Friday
9:00-11:30 a.m., 2:15-5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
9:00-11:30 a.m., 2:30-5:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
November 16-30 Wednesday, Dec. 8
December 1-15 Thursday, Dec. 23
November 1-30 Thursday,
Eighteen C.Y.I. Winners
Get Total of FIs. 570
The Coin Your Ideas Committee re-
commended payment of Fls. 570 for
eighteen awards in September. Top win-
ner of the month was John Denton, who
is Fls. 75 richer as the result of his idea
to change the position of pressure grease
fittings on vac. pumps 1087, 1088, and
O. J. Mauricio, Fls. 50, install "pot"
at finished water flash drum liquid level
controller, No. 2 Evaporating Plant.
Waldemar Nahar, Fls. 40, form for
Oscar Burke, Fls. 40, supply launches
with small axe.
Dennis Francis, Fls. 35, reconstruction
of water cooler at Plant Dispensary.
Jack Jamieson, Fls. 30, drain line -
visbreaker units gas and oil pumps -
Irvin Homer, Fls. 30, install funnel on
gasoil sample line at No. 1 Pressure
Emile Connor, Fls. 30, replace foot
hold on Ross carriers with diamond or
check plate steel.
Donald Heebner, Fls. 30, improve pri-
vacy at Plant Dispensary.
Policarpo Tromp, Fls. 25, use letters
on replaced badges Esso Transporta-
Julian Cox, Fls. 25, install handlebars
on new Coppus motor-driven aero
blowers. Also Fls. 25, remove chart and
ink pen on paint storage tank recording
Walter Sluizer, Fls. 25, install storm
shield and canvas curtain Central
Pumphouse. Also Fls. 25, relocate spool
and valve on new 4" slop flux line -
Van B. Jones, Fls. 25, change position
of strip tank guage glass No. 5 C.U.
Frank Edwards, Fls. 20, install
exi T.blower in toilet -Main Electric
Curtis Dowding, r. 20, attach klaxon
to Colony Filling Station telephone.
Jan Kock, Fls. 20, install extension
rods on drain valves under WC-5 and
Stevedore- y Wharfingernan
Ta Gana Prom6 Puesto
Pa di tres anja sigui, y pa di cuater
bez durante e ultimo siete anjanan,
Lago su Stevedore- y Wharfingernan ta
ocupa di prom6 lugar den Division di
Stevedoring den Concurso di National
E concurso a cubri e period di 1 di
Juli 1947 te 30 di Juni 1948. Stevedo-
ring Division a gana porme honor den
concursonan di anjanan 1942-43, 1945-
46 y 1946-47 y esun di e anja aki. Na
anjanan 1943-44 y 1944-45, Lago su
stevedore- en wharfingernan a ocupA di
dos lugar den e Concurso.
I Safety Pays
Around the Plant
Simon Geerman, Dry Dock reporter
for the Esso News, made a quick trip to
Caracas recently to undergo an eye
operation. He went over on October 17
and returned three weeks later after a
While in Caracas he visited two for-
mer Lagoites who now work for Creole
there. They were Saul Ruiz, formerly
of the Cable office, and Thomas Mendes,
of the Personnel Department.
Three Dry Dock employees left on
vacation last week, and seven more are
due to leave shortly. Leaving on the
15th were Alexis Shadrach, John King,
and Johan Eendragt.
Mr. Shadrach, pipefitter helper, is
returning to his home in St. Vincent for
the first time in four years. He has
nine and a half weeks off.
Mr. King, boilermaker helper, also
has nine and a half weeks off and is
going to St. Vincent. This will also be
his first visit there in four years.
Pipefitter Eendragt is remaining in
Aruba for his ten weeks vacation.
Due to leave on the 30th of this
month is Fred Scarboro, laborer. He
has seven weeks off and is going to St.
Vincent after an absence of four years.
After also being away from St. Vin-
cent for four years, Percy Frederick
and Theofilus Joseph are returning
there on December 1. Mr. Frederick, a
shipyard corporal, has eight weeks off,
and Mr. Joseph, a pipefitter helper, has
Also leaving for St. Vincent on De-
cember 1 is Thomas Alves, laborer. He,
too, is returning after four years ab-
sence, and has seven weeks off.
Dominico Maduro, welder, has eight
weeks vacation starting December 1,
and plans to remain here in Aruba.
On the 6th, Richard Richardson, la-
borer, starts his eight weeks vacation
On the same day Thomas Brooks,
carpenter, t ark-hiaseven weeks vaca-
tion. He plans to visit "latives in St.
Kitts, where he hasn't visited for four
Two marriages were solemnized Wed-
nesday, November 24, with the Person-
nel Department furnishing the brides,
and the Mesdames Johnson the grooms.
Dena Sloterdijk, of the Safety Divi-
sion, married Chester Johnson, of the
Catalytic Department, and Edna Tromp,
Personnel receptionist, married John
Johnson, of Chicago Bridge. The
grooms, incidentally, aren't related.
The Sloterdijk-Johnson ceremony was
held at St. Theresa's Church, with a
reception afterwards at the home of the
bride's parents. The couple will live in
their new home at Juana Morto.
The Tromp-Johnson wedding was held
in Oranjestad, with a reception after-
wards in the Flamingo Room.
Deo de Palm, of the Transportation
Division, and Dick Walters, of Safety,
sang at the Sloterdijk-Johnson cere-
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The Golden Fish
The honor the marriage of Donald Daniel to Maria Emmanuel at the Catholic Church in Oranjestad
November 6, friends of the groom at the Wholesale Commissary presented him with a set of
aluminum kitchen utensils, and a triy. As the others look on. Harry Backus (left, back to camera)
makes the presentation.
A set of silver and a tray were the wedding gifts presented to Ricardo Geerman by his friends
In the Electric Shop before he married Petronilla Alexandrina Winterdaal. The ceremony was
performed on November 11 at St. Theresa's Church and the couple will live at Zeeweg 30 in
San Nicolas. Above. William Rafloski (right) makes the presentation.
To honor the marriage of Juan Vries to Elizabeth Wever 3t Sabaneta' Sacred Heart Chu:ch on
November 25, friends fro., the Field Engineers met to present the groom-to-be with a gift. Mr.
Vries (left front) is shown accepting the present from Isidro Croes as the others look on.
a.-ore Sydn*1 Her of Light Oils Finishing left the Company this i1onth, friend; in the operating
g.-c.p presatoed ,I-n wit% gilts of an oil color paint set, smoking supplies, and postcard views
or Aruba. ercl. onta;ning best wishes from his friends. Alfrod Vieira (left) Is shewn making
tile presentaisn, after F. F. Lo (not in the picture) acted as master of cere.r-nies. M. Hek
had been on e:nployce for nine years. After returning to his homne In Surinam and short
vacation to Brazil, he plans to go to Dalft. Holland. for six months study before lns his
certificate In religious painting.
ago Club All Fours Legue Domino League Cont ues
Recent scores in the Lag/ Club All
Fours tournament: on October 31 Lord
Invader beat Allies, 61-59, and United
Courage beat Red Army, 61-52. Liberty
beat Icora and Renown beat Dread-
nought on November 7, and Seven Stars
beat Good Hope and United Courage
beat Allies on the 14th.
In the domino league sponsored by
the FWIWA, Atomic beat Medical, three
points to none, and Red Army defaulted
to Energetic on October 31. Good Hope
beat Icora, 2-1, and Flying Tiger beat
the Giants, 3-0 on November 7. On the
14th Red Army defeated Medical, 3-0,
and Energetic beat Atomic, 2-1.
A fisherman and his wife once lived
in a little thatched hut near the beach.
They were very, very poor and often
they had to go without food. One day
the fisherman pulled in his net and in it
there was a huge fish with golden scales.
And the fish could speak too!
"Fisherman," he said, "please throw
me back into the sea and I'll grant all
The fisherman was a kindhearted
man; when the fish pleaded he did not
hesitate to throw him back into the sea.
"You may make a wish now," the fish
said, "and it will come true."
The fisherman wished for a beautiful
house with everything that went with it
instead of the old hut they lived in.
Suddenly he felt very dizzy and he
closed his eyes. When he opened them
again he saw a beautiful house where
the old hut once stood, and he found
himself all dressed up in fine clothes. He
walked in and he found his wife waiting
at a large table, laden with the most
delicate foods. Maids and servants were
going up and down to serve them.
He told his wife about his luck, but he
had hardly finished the story, when she
said: "Go back to the fish and wish for
a house ten times larger than this one,
with towers that reach high up into the
The fisherman was very happy with
the house and did not want to ask for
more so soon, but she nagged until he
went to the beach and called the fish.
"My wife sent me," he said, "she
wants a house ten times larger, with
towers that reach high up into the
"Your wish shall be granted," the fish
said; and when the fisherman went back
he found the house just as his wife had
wished for it to be. He got back just in
time to watch the parade of the king
and queen from one of the balconies. But
hardly had they passed when his wife
"Go back to the fish and tell him that
I wish to be the queen and that you are
to be the king," she said.
The fisherman begged and pleaded
with his wife not to be so greedy, but
she chased him out of the house. He
went to the beach and called out the
"My wife wants to be the queen," he
said, "and I am to be the king."
As soon as he had spoken he felt dizzy
again and when he opened his eyes he
iound himself in the royal coach with
his wife. The parade was still going on
and as they went through the streets
the sun shone on the royal jewels and
made them glisten. But the sun shone
on the queen, and being a queen did not
help her from feeling the heat. She could
not command the sun to go shine some-
"Go to the fish," she said to her
husband as soon as the parade was over,
"and tell him I want to be a goddess, so
that I can rule over the,. a. d tne
moon and the sto '
The ". herman's pleadings were in
,am; he was forced to go to the beach
and call out to the fish.
"My wife want to be a goddess," he
said, "so as to rule over the sun and the
moon and the stars."
"This i, the end," the fish answered
angrily, "tell your wife it d^e3 not pay
to be greedy and selfis'.; for punish-
ment you shall both go bck to ycur old
hut," and with that he disappeared into
The fisherman walked back, an old
bent man, and near the beach stood the
hubt and his wife was in rags and so was
he. They were very, very poor again,
and often they had to go without food,
but everytime the fisherman pulls in his
net he still hopes to find the golden
Arts jCrafts Show Postponed
The Marine Club's annual arts and
crafts exhibition, originally scheduled
to be held this fall, has been postponed
until the end of next March.
Entries will be judged by a jury
chosen by the Marine Club Committee,
and prizes will be awarded the winners
of the various categories. Prizes will
also go to the best work done by
children of those eligible to enter.
E Pisca di Oro
Un piscador y su sefora tabata biba
hunto den un choza bieuw banda di la-
mar. Nan tabata masha pober y hopi bez
nan tabata pasa chamber mes.
Un dia e piscador a haya un pisca
grand cu scama tur di oro den su reda.
Anto e pisck tabata sa papia tambe.
"Shon piscador," e di, "tira mi na
lamar, salba mi bida y lo mi cumpli cu
tur bo deseonan."
E piscador tabatin masha bon curazon
y el a dicidi unbez di laga e piscA bai.
Asina cu e piscA a cai na awa e di:
"Desea kico cu bo ke y lo bo hay6."
E piscador a desea un cas bunita cu
tur cos aden enbez di e choza cu nan
tabata biba aden. Di repente el a sinti su
cabez ta drei y e mester a cera su wowo.
Ora el a habri nan a trobe el a mira un
cas bunita na lugar di e choza bieuw, y
e mes tabata bon bisti. El a drenta
p'aden y el a haya su sefiora ta sper6 na
un mesa yen di cumindanan di mas deli-
cioso. Crianan tabata bai bin pa sirbi
El a conta su sefiora loque a pasa,
pero prome cu e ke caba a casA di: "Bai
cerca e pisca y bis6 cu mi ke un cas diez
bez mas grand cu esaki y diez bez mas
E piscador tabata masha content cu
e cas y e no kera bai molestia e pisca
atrobe asina liher, pero e casA a sigui
nek te cu el a bai canto di lamar y a
yama e piscA y el a bis6 kico su sefora
"Bo deseo ta cumpli," e pisca di. Y
dicho hecho; ora e bomber a yega taba-
tin un cas diez bez mas bunita y mas
grand cu esun di prom6.
Net parada tabata pasa cu rey y la
reina mas adilanti. Den un di e balcon-
nan di e cas nobo e bomber a para weita
e parada, pero asina cu nan a caba di
pasa su sefiora a yam6 y e di: "Bai cerca
e pisca y bis6 cu mi ke ta la reina y abo
lo ta rey."
E bomber a roga e muher na tur sorto
di manera pa e no ser tan golos, pero e
casa a corre cune foi cas. El a bai iamar
y el a bisa e pisca kico su sefiora tabata
desea. Na e mes moment el a hay6 sinta
den wagen di rey y su casa tabata banda
di dje como la reina. Ainda e parada no
a caba y ora cu nan tabata pasa den
cayanan solo tabata pone e prendanan
briya. Pero solo su rayonan tabata cai
riba la reina tambe y calor tabata cerca
di sofok6, y aunque e tabata la reina,
solo si no tabata hiba cuenta di esey.
Asina cu e parada a caba e di cu e pisca-
dor: "Bai cerca e piscA atrobe y~bii
mi ke tin poder pa gobernrrlba solo,
luna y streanan.".
Turj-dlor su yoramento y pidi-
mento tabata enbano; el a hay6 forza di
bai lamar cerca e pisca y el a bolbe dun6
respond di su sefiora. Ora e pisca a ten-
de kico e muher a manda pidi el a bira
furioso; e di: "Bisa bo sefiora hende no
inester ta asina egoista y envidi3so. Pa
castigo boso tur dos lo b;lbe bai den e
choza iq,'w" yC cu e palabranan ey el a
dispar .cn profundo di lamar.
E pf sdor a bo!be tristo na e choza
bieuw y su casa tabata bisti cu e mes
pafianan bieuw. Atrobe nan tabata po-
bercito y e homber mester a lamta tem-
pran tur dia bai pisca, y ki ora cu e
trece su reda aden e ta spera di topa
cu e piscA di oro......
Paul Gardere Dies in the U.S.
Paul Gardere, assistant general fore-
man in the M&C Yard Department, died
November 10 in
a New York hos-
pital. He was 48.
came to Lago in
July 1934. He
became an assi-
stant general fo-
reman in the La-
He is survived
by his wife and
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
NOVEMBER 5* 1