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VOL. 9, No. 17 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL &
TRANSPORT CO. LTD.
DECEMBER 22, 1948
And lo, the star went before them ...
Companies Contribute Nearly Three Million Guilders
Additional to the Thrift Plans & Provident Fund
Additional contributions of approximately Fls. 2,900.000, amounting to about
one month's pay, were granted recently by the Lago Oil & Transport Company
and the Esso Transportation Company to all employees in the Thrift Plans and
Provident Fund. These extra sums are in addition to the amounts contributed
regularly by the companies to each participant's thrift account, and are the
largest extra contributions made since the plans began.
Nearly 9,000 employees benefitted
including both refinery and marine per-
sonnel in the Thrift Plans and Marine
Provident Fund. Each participant's ac-
count is credited with a fixed sum, plus
a percentage of the total amount he
contributed to the plans over the past
While these extra contributions are
not guaranteed in the provisions of the
plans, they have been made every year
in varying amounts for the past ten.
The majority of the employees bene-
fitted are in the Lago Thrift Founda-
tion, where 7,330 will receive the extra
credits. For this group the additional
contribution amounts to a credit of
Fls. 25 to each of their accounts, plus a
credit of 8411, cents for each guilder
they contributed to the plan during the
fiscal year ending September 30, 1948.
The Thrift Plans and Provident Fund
enable employees who participate to
save money regularly, not only for self-
support in later years, but (in the
Thrift Plans) as a cash reserve that
can be borrowed from at low interest
in times of emergency. A participant
allots a percentage of his wages to the
plans, and the companies add a certain
percentage of his contribution. Not only
do the plans provide a means of saving
regularly, but the employees' savings
are increased substantially by the
amounts added by the companies.
by the distributions of extra credits,
Anuncia pa Empleadonan
Contribucionnan adicional cu ta
monta na mas o menos un luna di pago
a word anuncia recientemente pa tur
empleadonan cu ta den Thrift Fund y
Provident Fund. Tin sumanan extra
ademas di e sumanan cu e companianan
ta contribui regularmente na cuentanan
di Thrift di participantenan y esakinan
ta e contribucionnan di mas grand
desde cuminzamento di e plan.
Casi 9,000 empleado tabatin beneficio
di creditonan extra, cu ta inclui perso-
nal di refineria y marina cu ta participA
den Thrift Plan y Marine Provident
Fund. Cuenta di cada participate ta
word aumentA cu un suma fiho, mas
un percentage di e suma total di loque
el a contribute na e plan durante e anja
cu a pasa.
E mayoria di empleadonan cu tin
beneficio ta esnan cu ta den Lago Thrift
Foundation, pues ey tur 7330 partici-
pantenan lo haya cr4dito extra. Pa e
grupo aki e contribution adicional ta
monta na un cr6dito di Fls. 25 y ademas
un suma igual na 84%1 cens pa cada
florin di su contribucionnan durante
ultimo anja lo worde eargA na su fabor.
1949 Calendars Out This Week
Calendars with Aruban scenes will be
distributed to all Lago and Esso Trans-
portation Company employees on De-
cember 22, 23, and 24.
This will be the first year that the
Company has designed its own calendar
with local scenes,
Oranjestad Priest Named
New Bishop of Curacao
Father Antonius Lewis Jacobus van
der Veen Zeppenfeldt, who was born in
Oranjestad, was recently named Bishop
of Acolla, which includes jurisdiction
over Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and the
Windward Islands. He succeeds Bishop
Verriet, who died last March.
Bishop Zeppenfeldt will be formally
inaugurated at ceremonies held in Cura-
cao's St. Ana Cathedral on December
30. Those who will officiate as repre-
sentatives of the Pope include the
Bishop of Haiti, the Bishop of Surinam,
and the Archbishop of Trinidad.
Bishop Zeppenfeldt was born in
Oranjestad, and studied in Holland. He
entered the Order of Dominicans in
1912 and became a priest in 1918.
In 1928 he returned to Aruba as
priest at the Santa Cruz Church.
Several months later he went to St.
Francis' Church in Oranjestad.
Returning to Curacao in 1936, the
new Bishop served as Apostolicus Vica-
ris there until 1946. He then became
priest of Jan Doret.
For ten years Bishop Zeppenfeldt
was vicar of all Dominican fathers in
the Netherlands Antilles.
Winning Safety Contest
Gains Afternoon Off
For Lago Employees
The majority of Lago's employees will
have an afternoon off, with pay, on
Friday, December 24. Those who cannot
be spared from their work that after-
noon will be given corresponding
straight time earnings instead.
This time off is given by the Company
in recognition of the accomplishment of
Lago's employees in receiving first
place in the refinery division of the
National Safety Council's annual Con-
test. The proposal was discussed with
and agreed to by employee representa-
Commenting on the refinery's win-
ning first place, Lago President J. J.
Horigan congratulated all employees
for their fine efforts in obtaining that
"While is was possible for us to ob-
tain a 2,200,000 man-hour safety record
previously, the winning of the National
Safety Council Contest is an outstand-
ing accomplishment," Mr. Horigan
As already announced, December 25
and 26 will be observed as holidays
throughout the refinery.
Primary Elections Held
Prinrary elections for membership on
the Lago Colony Advisory Committee
and the Esso Club Advisory Committee
were held this month. Five nominees
were named in the Colony elections, and
eleven in the Club primary. Final elec-
tions will be held January 11 and 12.
Continued on page 3
A RUBA EssoNW
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday. January 7. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, December 31.
PI inted I thi Cuini nosche Coui ant. Culanno, Netherland1 Antilles
December 25, 1948
As 1948 draws to a close, we can look back on a year
during which "peace on earth and good will toward
men" were denied vast numbers of people throughout
the world. New Year's is traditionally a time for reeva-
luating one's self, and of resolving to improve during
the year that lies ahead. Today, as we celebrate the
birth of Him who so earnestly proclaimed the brother-
hood of man, let us hope that 1949 will see a revival
throughout the world of all the things for which He
stood, that the peace in which He so firmly believed
will come to all men everywhere.
The morning is still young and every-
one is still asleep in the town of Naza-
reth. Even the little house surrounded
by its neat little fence seems to be in
deep slumber. ....
Then the door opens and a woman
walks out; her dress is blue and so is
the mantle that covers her head. She
lifts her face to look at the morning
star, but her eyes are like stars them-
selves and her face shines with purity
She hurries on through the gate and
out to the fields; she wants to be there
before the sun rises, for she is out to
pick many many flowers with the dew
still on them, so that they'll keep fresh
all day long.
It is her son's seventh birthday;
therefore she wants to give the house
a festive note. Flowers everywhere, in
every corner of the house, to drive
away the thoughts that torture her with
every birthday, with every year that
marks a step closer to the day when
He'll leave her.
Both her arms are filled now and she
lifts herself with a sigh to see the sun
throw its first beams on the wakening
earth. The field is one shining, almost
blinding beauty and the birds twitter
good-mornings as she turns back.
When she reaches the house her
husband is waiting and he takes over
her burden and dries the shiny beads
off her forehead, a gesture filled with
concern and affection.
Together they set to work and the
flowers fill the room with their
perfume. Every corner is filled at last
and they step back to admire their
work; then they turn to the little room
to wake Him up.
But the bed is empty; His robe is not
on the chair and His sandals are not
under the bed. They search the whole
house, but do not find Him. Mary's face
shows the agony that is in her heart
and Joseph puts a comforting hand on
In the workshop they find Him, sur-
rounded by His father's carpentry
tools. He had been working and He
proudly shows them His masterpiece:
Tears cloud Mary's beautiful eyes.
"Happy Birthday, my son."
Wearied by their disputations and op-
pressed by the summer heat, three Greek
philosophers lay down for a little nap
under a tree in the Academy. As they
slept, a practical joker smeared their
faces with black paint. Presently they all
awoke at once and each began to laugh
at the other. Suddenly one of them stop-
ped laughing, for he realized that his
own face was painted. What was his
(Answer on back page.)
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this Issue)
Fernando da Silva
Hugo de Vries
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jaclnto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Jose La Cruz
Rlcardo Van Blarcum
Marduga. Tur hende ta na soio ainda
den e stad chikito di Nazareth. Hasta
e casita cu su hoffi rond parce cos cu
Un porta ta habri y un muher ta sally
p'afor. Su shimis ta blauw, mescos cu
e mantel cu ta tapa su cabez. E ta hiza
su cara pe mira strea di marduga, pero
so wowonan mes parce strea y su cara
ta briya cu pureza y buniteza.
E ta pura pasa porta di e hoffi y e
ta tuma caminda pa cunucu; e ta pura
pasobra e ke piki hopi flor prome cu
Awe su Jioe a haci siete anja y p'csey
e ke pa cas ta jen di flor; tur caminda
e ke tin flor, den tur huki, pa nan corre
cada anja cu e Jioe haci, cada anja cuo
cu e pensamentonan cu ta mortifik6 cu
ta un stap mas acerca di e dia cu lo E
Su brazanan ta yen di flor awor y e
ta lamta cu un suspiro net ora cu solo
ta tira su- prome rayonan riba tera pa
spierta naturaleza. Henter e cunucu ta
briya y paharitonan ta saluda otro cu
nan bunita canto, ora cu e ta tuma
caminda pa cas atrobe.
Na porta su casa ta warden y e ta
tuma e carga over foi dje, y e ta seka
e sodor for di su frenta, yen di ternura.
Hunto nan ta cuminza drccha e flor-
nan y a cuarto ta yen di nan perfume.
Porfin tur huki ta dornA y nan ta bira
pa e kamber chikito pa spierta nan
Pero e cama ta bashi; su, bisti no ta
riba stoel y su sandalianan no ta bao di
cama. Nan ta busca rond cas, pero nan
no ta hay6. E agonia cu ta pasa den
Maria ta mustra riba su cara.
Den e lugar di trabao di su tata nan
ta hay6, rondoni di hermentnan di car-
pinte. E tabata traha y cu orguyo E ta
mustra nan sa trabao: un cruz.
Lagrima ta yena y wowonan cu parce
strea, pero cu un sonrisa riba so cara e
ta braza su Jioe. "Masha pabien, mi
o oouooo o o Marine Office
oooo0 ooo Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
C.T.R. & Field Shops
So o T.S.D. Office
Powerhouse I & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Eseo & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Service Office
Nog vele jaren
De morgen is nog niet aangebroken
en iedereen slaapt nog in het stadje
Nazareth. Zelfs het huisje omgeven door
het keurige hekje, schijnt in diepe rust
Dan wordt een deur geopend en treedt
cen vrouw naar buiten; haar kleed is
blauw evenals de dock die haar hoofd
bedekt. Zij kijkt op naar de morgenster,
maar haar ogen lijken zelf op sterren
en haar gezicht straalt van zuiverheid
Zij haast zich door het tuinhek naar
de velden daarbuiten. Zij wil daar zijn
voor de zon opgaat, want ze is uitge-
gaan om vele bloemen te plukken waar-
op de dauw nog parelt, zodat zij de hele
dag fris zullen blijven. Haar zoon is
vandaag zeven jaar en daarom wil ze
het huis een feestelijk aanzien geven.
Bloemen overall, in elke hoek van het
huis, om de gedachten weg te driven
die haar pijnigen op elke verjaardag van
het kind, elk jaar dat een stap nader is
tot de dag waarop Hij haar verlaten zal.
Haar armen zijn vol en ze heft zich
met een zucht op terwijl zij de zon haar
eerste stralen ziet uitwerpen op de ont-
wakende aarde. Het veld is 6en glan-
zende, bijna verblindende schoonheid en
de vogels groeten elkaar met blijde
zangen, terwiji ze naar huis terugkeert.
Bij de deur wacht haar man en hij
neemt de vracht van haar over en veegt
de glanzende zweetdruppels van haar
voorhoofd weg, een gebaar vol zorg en
Samen gaan zij aan het werk en de
bloemen vullen de kamer met hun geur.
Eindelijk is elke hoek gevuld en treden
zij terug om hun werk te aanschouwen;
dan keren zij zich naar het kleine
kamertje om Hem wakker te maken.
Maar het bed is leeg; Zijn kleed is
niet op de stoel en Zijn sandalen zijn
niet wonder het bed. Zij zoeken het hele
huis af, maar vinden Hem niet. De pijn
in Maria's hart staat op haar gezicht te
lezen, en Jozef legt een troostende hand
op haar arm.
In de werkplaats vinden ze Hem ein-
delijk, omringd door zijn Vader's tim-
mergereedschap. Hij was aan het wer-
ken geweest en toont hen met trots zijn
meesterstuk: een kruis.
Tranen omloersen Maria's schone
ogen. ,,Nog vele jaren, mijn zoon......"
Former TSDer in Dutch School
Humphrey Reeder, who left T.S.D.'s
drafting room early in October to attend
the Amsterdam Technical College,
writes to friends that he is doing well.
He saw some of the world during his
trip, his ship making two-day stopovers
in Houston, Texas and Stockholm,
Sweden before he went on to Holland.
He was over two months later for the
opening semester, but is working hard to
make it up, and he says his knowledge
of English is a great help in his school
work. He hopes to catch up with his
studies soon so he can take advantage
He would appreciate hearing from old
friends here. His address: c o Mrs.
Arnold, Waalstraat 110-III, Amster-
dam Z, Holland.
Around the Plant
Daphne Jailail, of the stenographic
group in the M & C office, recently
resigned to join her husband in British
Guiana. Her husband, Ronald Jailail,
has been in London for the past year
studying law at Gray's Inn Law School.
Now that he has received his law
de ree, he is returning to British
Guiana to practice and she is joining
Mr. Jailail has a brother, Rupert, who
works in Zone B of the M & C Depart-
Twenty-one employees of the Dry
Dock have left, or are leaving this week,
First to leave, on December 8, were
Samu-l Lazarus, machinist helper, who
has eight weeks off and is going to
Grenada, and Leonard McKenzie, machi-
nist helper, who is going to St. Vincent
for eight weeks.
Leaving on the 11th was John Stay,
toolroom helper, who has ten weeks off
and is going to St. Vincent.
Three more employees left on the
Father Holterman looks on as Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Johnson cut the wedding cake after
their marriage at St. Theresa's Church on Novem-
ber 24. The reception was held at the home of
the bride's parents. Mrs. Johnson is the former
Dens Sloterdijk of the Personnel Department,
and her husband works in the Catalytic
13th. Ramundo Solognier, carpenter
helper, has four weeks off and is re-
maining in Aruba. Conrad Gilkes, car-
penter helper, has ten weeks off and is
going to Grenada; Claude Peters, ship-
yard corporal left for St. Vincent on his
ten weeks vacation.
Marcus Moses, welder, left December
14 on his nine and a half weeks vaca-
tion. He is spending it in St. Vincent.
Six employees left on the 15th.
McLeod Hoently, welder helper, has
eight weeks off and is going to Grenada.
Also going to Grenada are Adolphus
McLeod, pipefitter helper, for ten
weeks: Herbert Matherson, welder hel-
per, for nine and a half weeks; and
Conrad Tucker, boilermaker helper, for
six weeks. Cady John, machinist helper,
and James Knight, machinist, left for
St. Vincent on the 15th; Mr. John has
nine and a half weeks off, and Mr.
Albert James, janitor, left on the
16th for a nine and a half weeks vaca-
tion in Grenada.
Starting their vacations on the 20th
were Cerilio Werleman, carpenter helper
with four weeks off, and Nicomudus
Tanneflek, machinist helper who has
eight weeks off. Both plan to remain in
Aruba. Others leaving the same day
were Gustaaf Mohammed, pipefitter
subforeman, who has eight weeks off
and is spending part of it in Curacao;
Pedro Diaz, laborer, who is going to
Venezuela for eight weeks; and Cor-
nellis Watson, pipefitter, who also has
eight weeks off.
Victor Webster, boilermaker is due to
leave the 23rd for a ten weeks vacation
to St. Vincent.
Eddy Renada (left).
the well-known pla-
n.st who was for
many years with
left Lago and Aruba
last month for Hol-
land and further
musical study. Mr.
Renada had worked
Ser TSO since 193).
HIs musical actlvl-
ties wore not limit-
ed to the pianos in
the violin, he had a
f practically all
and did a grn deal
A 2*, *4s
-- - Kim
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
CI DECMBER Is, 1041
ARUBA 0S NEWS a
LONU /I 3X V L vv ArxL'c
Light Oil Finishing
PRINCE SOLOMAN SAMUEL
Members It the T.S.D. Laboratories Safety Committee who served during 1948 are shown above.
On the front row, from left to right, are Chairman R. K. Ballard. D. Lobban. I. Bacchus.
C. Hopmans. L. Larmony. C. Zievenger, and C. Richardson. In back are J. Ogilvie. H. B. Cregersen,
R. C. Peterson, H. F. Couzy, H. S. Goodwln. J. Hassell, T. Newton, and W. Peterson. Members
who alsc served on the Committee during the year, but who aren't in the picture, are R. Gachette,
V. Schotborg, and H. R. Wolfe.
Lago Thrift Foundation Aided by Safety Group--
Ta Distribui FIs. 300,000 Laboratories Head For
GEORGE GIBSON MARIO E. HARMS MATHIAS R. VROLIJK WILFRED ALFRED MCl
Pip. Boiler M a C Colony Storehouse
ALBERT C. FULLER EUGENIO PAZ
Rec. & Shipping
Comite di Seguridad Ta
Yuda Laboratorio A'canzh
Million Ora Sin Accidente
Un million ora di trabao sin accident.
Esey ta loque posiblemente empleado-
nan di Laboratorio lo logra na alcanzA,
participando den actividadnan di Comite
di Seguridad di Laboratorio. Siendo
unicamente consultative, e Comite, na
medio di su raportnan di inspection di
Seguridad. ta haci cu hefenan di Labo-
ratorio por hiba nan responsabilidad pa
Seguridad a cabo mas adecuadamente.
Desde organizaciondi e grupo aki dos
anja pasa, el a contribui hopi na reduc-
cion di accident den laboratorionan.
Comparacionnan di totalnan di acci-
dentenan industrial ta mustra cu taba-
tin 110 na1946, 79 na 1947, y solamente
44 e anja aki te na fin di November.
Durante e tres anjanan aki tabatin sola-
mente tres accident cu p6rdida di tem-
Continud na pagina 12
FRANCIS E. G
Merdia Liber Pa Empleadon
Como Recompensa Pa Gan
Di Concurso Di Seguridad
Pa di prome bez den historic
grupo di refineria a gana pro
den Concurso di National Safe
cil. Aunque anteriormente nc
alcanza 2,200,000 ora di trabao
dente, ganamento di e concur
Compania ta haya cu un re
adecuado pa tur empleadon
contribu- na es record famoso
husto y deseabel. Pesey a wc
bini di declara un merdia liber
cu pago, of en bez di e ora lil
mento extra di tres ora
(straight time). Despues di a
gruponan representative, a wE
bini cu diabierna, 24 di Decen
e merdia di mas adecuado.
Di moda cu tur empleado
indispensabel e media ey, I
merdia liber cu pago diabierna
pascu y esnan cu mester trah
Un noticia important pa participan-
tenan den "Lago Thrift Foundation" a
worde public luna pasA:
"E Junta di Administracion di
"Lago Thrift Foundation" tin e placer
DOWALL di anuncia cu e ganancianan di e
"Foundation" y e contribucionnan di
Compania cu a worde haci na cuenta di
empleadonan cu a kita foi'i empleo
prome cu nan tabatin derecho ariba e
placa ey, acumuli durante e anja fiscal
cu a terminA dia 30 di September, 1948,
lo word distribui entire e participante-
nan registrA como tal ariba e fecha ey
E distribution aki, di un poco mas cu
FIs. 300,000,00, lo word abona na
vuenta di cada participant di acuerdo
cu e siguiente base:
-- Prome Parti (Ganancia) Siete
V decimo parti di un por ciento (7/10 %)
di e saldo favorable di cada participant
S V lo word abona na su cuenta como su
IFFI parti den e ganancia di e "Foundation".
Segundo Parti (Contribucion di
Compania haci na cuentanan di emplea-
an donan cu a kita fo'i empleo prome cu
amento nan tabatin derecho ariba tal contribu-
cionnan.) Cinco y cuarenta y seis cen-
tisimo parti di un por ciento (546/1oo%)
di Lago, di e total di su propio contribucionnan
'me lugar y di Compania haci fo'i October 1, 1947
ety Coun- te Augustus 31, 1948, lo word abona
os por a na su cuenta como su parti den e con-
sin acci- tribucionnan mencionA aki riba entire
so aki ta parentesis.
E sumanan menciona aki riba lo
compensa word abona na bo cuenta y lo parce
an cu a den e estado di bo cuenta over di e anj'
, ta muy cu a caba dia 30 di September, 1948,
orde corn- cual estado di cuenta lo bo ricibi
di trabao pronto."
Iber lo ta
cu no ta
o haya e
a bispo di
a lo haya
Albert Edward Jeffrey, process
helper, died December 3 at the age of
35. Mr. Jeffrey, who came from St.
Martin, is survived by his wife and
daughter, and a brother, Charles L.,
who is a levelman in the Gas and Poly
Million Safe Man Hours
A million safe man hours. That is the
goal of the Laboratory employees who,
by participating in the activities of the
Lab Safety Committee, are helping
make this a possibility. Functioning on
a purely advisory basis, the Committee,
through its safety inspection reports,
enables the Laboratory supervisors to
more completely discharge their re-
sponsibility for safety. Since the orga-
nization of this group two years ago, it
has made a significant contribution to
the reduction of accidents in the labo-
A comparison of total industrial in-
juries in the three labs shows that there
were 110 in 1946, 79 in 1947, and only
44 through the end of last November.
Of these totals, only three were lost-
time injuries, and the last one of those
to occur was in July 1947.
These records are based on over two
hundred employees working approxi-
mately 40,000 man hours a month.
Eighteen men were on the Committee
this year, six of them serving at a time.
Each month the group makes a safety
inspection of the three laboratories, the
knock lab, and the storerooms. There
they look for such accident hazards as
slippery floors or surfaces, unguarded
machinery, bad work practices, poor
housekeeping, and various other condi-
tions that contribute to accidents.
After completing this survey, it holds
a meeting to discuss its findings. These
are published in a monthly report which
goes out to lab supervisors. In it arc
suggestions from the Committee on how
to eliminate any hazards which it has
uncovered on its inspection tour.
Once a year members of the Com-
mittee visit all places in the refinery
where lab men have occasion to go in
their regular work. There they make
safety inspections, reporting any
hazards or undesirable conditions to
the person in charge of that particular
In each of the labs a safety score-
board shows where the employees stand
in their efforts to reach the million man
hour mark without an injury. Last
month the record stood at 670,000 safe
man hours. Employees feel certain that
they will be successful in maintaining
this outstanding record and reach the
million man hour mark. Then they in-
tend to go on and work on that second
Lage President J. J. Organ (on stage) welcomes the crowd attending the opening day of the
Esse Club Fair on December 4. (For other pictures of the Fair, see page 11.)
President dl Lago, J. J. Horigan (ribsa nsenarie) ta dune bonbini na e hendenan presented na
habrlmento dl Fera di Esse Club cu a tuma lugar di 4 dl December. (Riba pagna 11 tin msa
pertret dl e fria.)
from page 1
Nominated for the final ballot in the
Lago Colony primary were: family
status J. P. Wiley, A. M. Gravendijk,
and J. J. Cahill (two will be elected);
single status W. B. Koester and
Mildred Wightwood (one will be
Nominees for the Esso Club Advisory
Committee: family status R. Mac-
Millan, Dr. W. Konigsberger, S. Hart-
wick, W. R. White, and C. C. Dunlap
(three will be elected); single status -
K. H. Walker, J. M. Woods, G. A.
Quakenbos, Nora Walsh, F. E. Marcial,
and M. D. Dieken (three will be
4 ARUBA ESS
0 NEWS ODCEMaEtR s, aS4S
Manhattan Editor Visits Aruba CYI Pays Out Fls 765
For 31 Winning Awards
Members of the Training Division's Safety Committee are shown above. In back, from left to
right, are M. Jessurun. F. Kersout, and C. Brul. instructors in the apprentice training school;
R. Farro. F. Thiel, W. Mathews, J. Curlel, M. Vroljk. F. Wever. A. Angela. A. Hartogh,
Instructor B. T. Douglas. and W. A. Keibler. chairman of the group. In front are A. Beyde,
C. De Sila, J. Gravesande. O. Fradl. N. Wouters, C. Stamper. W. Bailey, J. Jarzagaray.
and L. Ramas.
Training's Accident Rate Aboveground Conservation
Is Lowered With Aid of Cuts Oil Losses 50 u,
AnnrP ntir Safetu V rntin
r- ~ Ir -r~`
/ ith the organization of the Train-
ing Division's Safety Commitee last
month, Lago's apprentice boys began
their drive to help bring first place in
the Safe Workers' Contest to their
Included on the Committee are seven-
teen safety monitors from the appren-
tice training classes and four instructor?
from the apprentice school. Heading it
are B. I. Viapree, captain of the Yama-
nota team, and W. A. Keibler, of the
Training Division, who is chairman of
The safety monitors aid in the promo-
tion of safety by reporting any accident
hazards on the playing field, in the
shops, in the classrooms, and elsewhere
in the Training Division area.
Already, in the short time the Com-
mittee has been organized (it was form-
ed early in November), a vast improve-
ment has been made in the accident
record among the apprentices. And
their improved record has resulted in a
better one for their team, Yamanota.
"I'm very pleased at the remarkable
improvement the apprentices have
shown since the formation of this Safe-
ty Committee," said Mr. Viapree, Yama-
nota team captain. "Much of the credit
for this excellent safety record must go
to the safety monitors; their efforts to
impress upon the other boys the impor-
tance of always following rules of safe
practice have been one of the most
important factors in our team's improv-
ed record. The apprentices are doing a
wonderful job in reducing accidents in
their group, and I'm convinced that
they will continue this fine record."
As a part of the Training Division's
safety program, safety signs have been
posted in the shops, above the stair-
ways, and in other locations where acci-
dents might occur.
Another important part of the pro-
gram is the weekly safety letter which
goes out to the boys, urging them to
The eight apprentice classes are or-
ganized into teams and the name of
each team having a 100 per cent safety
record during the week is posted on the
school's bulletin board. Also on the
board are various charts showing the
standings of the teams.
Another feature of the safety pro-
gram is a poster contest for appren-
tices, in which the winning entries will
be placed in prominent places around
the apprentice school.
Variety Show Presented
By the Caribbean Players
A variety show produced by the
Caribbean Plavers was scheduled to be
held last Saturday night at the Lago
Club. Fifty per cent of the proceeds
will go to the Wilhelmina Monument
Scheduled to appear on the show
were Mrs. McDonald's ballerinas; the
"Shirley Temple" midget; the Calypso
singers; and other well-known per-
A fashion show was also to be pre-
sented, with the clothes modelled com-
ing from Madame Whitfield's Dress
Shop in Oranjestad.
Syd Brathwaite is president of the
An aboveground conservation pro-
gram by affiliates of Standard Oil Com-
pany (New Jersey) has succeeded in
cutting handling and tank "breathing"
losses of petroleum and oil products
about fifty per cent in the last twelve
Because of the urgent need for all
available oil, the Jersey affiliates are
redoubling their efforts for further
savings through a central committee
formed to collect and distribute infor-
mation on oil-saving methods and pro-
cedures. From these studies, these com-
panies estimate that aboveground eva-
poration and leaks may cost the United
States as much as 75 million barrels of
petroleum a year, the equivalent of
about three and three-quarters per cent
of its total domestic production of oil
products in 1947.
The saving of every possible drop of
aboveground oil begins at the well. The
first flow of oil, for example, is full of
mud and other impurities. This oil used
to be run into a pit and burned until the
flow from the new well was clear, but
now the first flow is treated to remove
its impurities, thus salvaging the oil.
The natural gasoline, which comes to
the surface as a vapor in natural gas,
is saved by putting it through special
equipment which extracts the natural
gasoline and runs it to storage tanks.
The rather costly equipment is designed
and operated to remove all condensable
liquid from the gas.
Leakage in pipeline transportation
once amounted to one or two per cent.
Now welded joints have replaced the
screw-coupled lines and the pipeline
walker is being replaced by the airborne
patrol. Aerial photographs of dead
vegetation near the pipeline may indi-
cate a leak and calls for prompt investi-
gation by the nearest pumping station
superintendent and the dispatching of
a ground party to make repairs if
Evaporation losses in the loading of
tank cars have been virtually eliminated
Continued on page 12
Seguridad Lo Ta Miho
Far from her usual vista of crowded rushing
Rockefeller Center, Jeanette Cubberley, co-editor
of the company newspaper Esso Manhattan,
relaxes in as uncrowded a spot as Aruba can
provide, near the natural bridge on Colorado
Point hill. After several weeks of extensive
sightseeing she returned to New York early this
month comparing Aruba very favorably with her
own similar-size Island.
Accidentenan den Training A
Mengua cu Yudanza di Grupo
di Segur;dad di Aprendiznan
Ora cu Comite di Seguridad di Train-
ing Division a worde formal luna pasA,
aprendiznan di Lago a cuminza yuda
nan team Yamanota pe sali ganador
den e Concurso Grandi di Seguridad.
E Comite ta consist di diezsiete
aprendiz y cuater instructor y e ta bao
direction di B. I. Viapree, captain di e
team Yamanota y W. A. Keibler di
Training Division, cu ta Presidente di e
E diezsiete aprendiznan ta yuda pro-
mov4 Seguridad, reportando cualkier
peliger di accident riba veld, den shop
den klas of cualkier otro lugar cu ta
pertenec6 na Training.
Den e corto tempo cu e Comit6 a
worde formA, esta di November pa awor,
ya caba tin un mehoria grand den re-
cord di accident entire aprendiznan, y
nan record mihor ta contribui pa Yama-
nota su record tambe ta mihor.
Sr. Viapree ta masha satisfecho cu e
mehoria cu aprendiznan a mustra desde
formacion di e Comit6 y hopi credito di
e record excelente ta debi na e diezsiete
aprendiznan; nan esfuerzonanpa mustra
e otro aprendiznan importancia di sigui
reglanan di Seguridad tur ora, ta un di
e prom6 factornan den record di nan
Sr. Viapree di cu aprendiznan a yuda
hopi pa tene cantidad di accidentonan
abao y e ta spera cu nan lo sigui haci
esey den future.
I Safety Pays
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F rlan. Is
hown above Is the Safe Workers Contest scoreboard at Laeo's Main Oate. The scoreboard will
be changed weekly to chart the showing Of the twelve teams In the Contest.
Sark lb nee ta mirn. a berahl gra.nl di Cosclurse dal Seurldad G. a werde elstla ria. Maim
oate. Semaiulms..e eamiblesn I words rapertU ribo. behrci pa mertra Cmen .ad team ta par.
Fls. 765 went to the suggestors of
thirty-one ideas on the October list of
Top winner, with a record of three
separate awards to his credit, was
Thomas de Cuba, of the Catalytic De-
partment. Total value of his three
awards was Fls. 75. The individual
awards were: Fls. 35, relocate valves in
tryline manifold No. 12 evaporator;
Fls. 20, use rubber goggles for handling
ammonia bottles Pressure Stills; and
Fls. 20, install chain and sprocket on
valve in main steam line to towers -
No. 12 V.B.
Another Catalytic Department win-
ner. Severiano Luidens, received two
awards, totalling Fls. 55. One was
FlI. 30, the other Fls. 25. The first idea
was to install pressure gauge on slop
flux line to units Central Pumphouse.
The second, drill drain holes under mo-
tors of Pumps No. 3 and 5 -C.P.H.
Harry Mills, FIs. 40, new method of
piping clorine Catalytic Department.
Richard Dase, Fla. 40, install check
valves in steam lines near Vac. Tower,
ATM. Tower and ATM. Sidestream -
No. 1 Crude Still.
James B. Ayers, Fls. 35, install safety
valve on visbreaker fresh feed systems.
Pierre Creaux, Fls. 35, method for
Irvin Homer, Fls. 30, contest thermo-
couple on vapor exchanger inlet to strip
tower inlet temp. recorder Vis. Units
9, 10, and 12.
Alvoro Rodrigues, Fls. 30, relocate
peep-holes of Cross & Reducer furnaces
- Units 1-8.
H. T. Erasmus, Fls. 25, block off
gauge line trench Nos. 9 and 12 vis-
Benjamin Alders, Fls. 25, extend
bleeders at 4" slop discharge line to
units Central Pumphouse.
John Johnson, Fls. 25, racks for
W. Ho Sing Loy, Fls. 25, weld handles
on quonset huts' doors.
Rene Alvares, Fls. 25, extend level
holder lines to platform AAR-1 boiler.
Harry Nahar, FIs. 20, insulate steam
lines around valves to safety risers -
No. 10 Crude Still.
Henry Abraham, Fls. 20, install
extension on blockvalve between No. 1
and 2 P.D. pump on reflux.
Jerome Samuel, Fls. 20, additional
sanitation facilities at Central Pump-
Martin d'Aguiar, Fls. 20, install code
whistle at No. 10 V.C. Control House.
Frederick Gibbs, Fls. 20, install
bicycle rack at Training Building.
Van Dyke Jones, Fls. 20, eliminate
tripping hazard Dry Dock.
J. E. Rustveld, Fls. 20, relocate west
ladder at fire accumulator No. 1
Egerton Sutherland, Fls. 20, install
close nipples and valve gauge glass
column at 130 Butane Tower AAR-2.
Carl Gomes, Fls. 20, install hat rack
in class room Catalytic Department.
Roby Ranada, Fls. 20, open gate in
fence west of Gate No. 1.
John Prince, Fls. 20, install chain
drive on valve main steam line -
Kelvin Johnson, Fls. 20, use brackish
water in hydroponics project.
Francisco Croes, Fls. 20, cut opening
in I-Beam north section of No. 10
Crude Still Vacuum Tower.
John De Abreu, Fls. 20, relocate time
card box at Gate No. 8 to new position.
Elsa Mackintosh, Fls. 20, install glass
panel in office door Esso Dining Hall.
Surinam Seeks Mosquito Nets
The governor of Surinam
has proposed to the legislature that an
appropriation of money be made in the
supplementary estimates for the purpose
of ordering tulle for mosquito nets. The
nets would then be made available to the
poorer population at cost so that mos-
quito nets would come more easily
within their reach. The legislature, how-
ever, felt that the cost of the nets was
too expensive and made an amendment
suggesting the use of unbleached cotton
instead of tulle.
DECEMBER *t, 1*49
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
In a Refinery, As in Everyday Life,
Sulfur Is an Indispensable Chemical
The importance of sulfur in thi. operation of a giant oil refinery was
emphasized last month with the arrival of the Marcella carrying a 4000-ton
load of sulfur. The vessel stopped off here to deliver its load of the bright
yellow chemical, shipped from the Gulf Coast town of Port Sulfur, Louisiana.
The sulfur the. Marcella brought in was only a portion of the 12,000 tons of
the product which Lago i.ses annuall. By far the major part of this goes into
the manufacture of .!ulfulic acid.
In the States, ten million tons of sulfuric acid are nolmally produced each
year. In 1916l the petroleum industily
100 'per cent sulfuric acid.
Sulfuric anid is used inl such heavy
quantities in Induistry that demand for
it is linked closely with industrial pio-
duction; forecasters often use it as an
index of business activity.
The unbelievably high use of sulfuric
acid means that every man, woman, and
child inl the States uses, in one way or
another, over a hundred pounds of s.ul-
furic acid ev1erv year.
Today, morti than ten million tons of
tul-turic acid altr consumed annually in
the U.S. by tlhe metal and oil industries,
and b. minaulifacturelis of fertilizer, coal
produ.ts. paint, synthetic fibers, and
This powerful acid IF so important as
to outlank any other manufactured'
chemical in tonnage and dollar value.
One-fourth of the sulfuric acid goes
to the fertilizer industry, one-tenth to
the oil industry, one-fourth to the coal
and steel industries, 15 per cent to the
production of miscellaneous chemicals,
10 per cent for paints and pigments, and
the rest to rayon and miscellaneous
Within the chemical industry, acid is
a man-of-all-work. It is used in the
production of alum, which is used to
purify drinking water, in dyes, paints,
pigments, and in the rayon and cellulose
The Pumping Process
Most sulfuric acid is made from sul-
fur. Vast deposits of sulfur are found
in several parts of the U.S., chiefly in
the south. The sulfur is not mined, but
is pumped to the surface. Wells are
drilled down to the sulfur formation,
with rigs which are similar to those set
up in oil fields. A six-inch pipe extends
through the sulfur bearing stratum and
comes to rest on the underlying rock
formation. A three-inch pipe is placed
inside of this, reaching nearly to the
bottom of the sulfur bed. A one-inch
air pipe, inside the three-inch pipe, goes
down to slightly lesser depth.
Hot water is pumped down the space
between the two outer pipes, and dis-
charges into the porous formation bear-
ing the sulfur. This water, at a tempe-
rature above three hundred degrees,
melts the sulfur which, since it is
Workmen enter the hold of the Marcella where
the sulfur Is loaded. There they shovel it from
the corners of the hold to where the crane can
pick it up. They also assist in guldlng the huge
bucket Into the pile of sulfur.
alone i:ued about two million tons of
heavier than water, then inmakes its wa\
downward and forms a pool around the
foot of the well. Compressed air, releas-
ed there from the one-inch pipe, pushes
the liquid sulfur to the surface of the
ground. It is carried, a foaming, bright
yellow liquid. through pipes to storage
The vats are often a quarter of a mile
long. In them the water is evaporated;
and the dr.\ sulfur is formed into stock-
piles, block on block, in long barrows
that look not unlike cliff dweller
villages. These blocks are so huge that
thle most economical way to break them
itp for loading and shipment is to u3e
Sulfur, oxygen, and water are the
basic materials used for acid manufac-
turing. Aruba uses the vanadium pent-
oxide catalyst contact process.
Equipment used in the contact pro-
cess consists of a sulfur burner for
generating the dioxide, equipment for
purifying, cooling and drying the gas.
equipment for converting it to sulfur
trioxide, and absorption equipment for
removing thel trioxide from the gas
Acid in Refining
The largest use of sulfuric acid in
petroleum refining is in the manufac-
ture of 100-octane fuel. To make alky-
lates, gases such as butylene and iso-
butane are taken from the normal
cracking process and from the isomeri-
zation unit and brought together in the
presence of a very strong sulfuric
acid. The acid itself remains unchanged,
but it serves as a catalyst which
brings the molecules of the other two
substances together. The alkylates are
then added to gasoline to hel) bring
its octane rating up to 100. This process
is generally regarded today as one of
the most important for producing some
of the ingredients that go into the ma-
nufacture of 100-octane fuel.
The second-largest use of sulfuric
acid in petroleum refining is that of
purification. After gasoline, kerosene.
naphtha, and other so-callei fractions
are removed from crude oil, lubricating
oil is drawn off. As this comes from the
fractionating tower, however, it is much
too impure for use in an automobile. It
still contains other fractions of the
original crude oil, both higher and
lower. To remove these, the oil is,
thoroughly shaken up with sulfuric
acid. The acid combines with the un-
wanted substances, which are drawn off
as muddy-looking sludges.
Of the total amount of sulfuric acid
used at Lago each year, almost fifty
per cent is recovered and ued again.
Acid in Daily Life
Over two pounds a week for every
man, woman, and child in the U.S.
might seem like an unbelievable amount
of sulfuric acid. But the figure becomes
easier to believe if you examine a frac-
tion of a single day, in your own life,
and ask where sulfuric acid enters
Take, for example, the short length
of time ten or fifteen minutes
between getting out of bed and going
in to breakfast. Alarm clock, bedsprings
and bed, clothing, the plumbing fixtures
in the bathroom, toothpaste, tooth-
brush, soap, the towel, the clothes you
The Marcella as she lay at the dock here last month discharging her 4000-ton load of sulfur.
Nathan Hazel directs the crane as the bucket rises up out of the hold with a load of sulfur.
The crane unloads the sulfur into a rail car, which can transport fourteen tons at a time up
the hill to the Acid Plant.
Contain On A load of sulfur goes up the rail to be dumped in te pile next to the Aeld Plant. From there
Continued on page 7It is used I the manufacture of sulfurlo seld.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Marshall European Aid Plan
Puts Oil Second to Food
Under the provisions of the Mashall
Plan to provide aid to Western Europe,
oil occupies second place, being surpass-
ed only by food. This was pointed out
recently by Frank M. Abrams, chairman
of the Board of Directors of the Stan-
dard Oil Company (New Jersey).
Mr. Abrams said that the sixteen
Marshall Plan nations will consume
about 900,000 barrels of oil a day this
year: this is an increase of nearly 50
per cent over the 1938 consumption
figures of these same nations. This total,
he said, would rise to about one and one-
quarter million barrels daily by 1952.
A major part of the oil supplied
Western Europe this year under the
Marshall Plan will come from the
Western Hemisphere, despite the pres-
sure of its local demand. However,
Mr. Abrams added that the estimates
place about 65 per cent of Europe's total
requirements coming from the Middle
East by 1952.
Baton Rouge Gets Shale For
Experiments in Processing Fuel
The Standard Oil Development Com-
pany recently announced the arrival at
the Esso Laboratories in Baton Rouge,
Louisana, of the first carload of oil
shale for experimental work in proces-
The shale, furnished by the Bureau
of Mines from a deposit at Rifle, Colo-
rado, is the first of a 1,000 ton ship-
ment to be delivered to the Esso Labo-
In making oil from shale, Esso
engineers will use the fluidized solids
technique which has been applied with
noted success in catalytic cracking
operations. The site of their experi-
ments, which they will carry out on a
large-scale basis, will be the original
pilot plant in which the fluid catalyst
cracking process was developed. The
plant since has been converted for the
This project, marking another for-
ward step in government-industry
development of a synthetic fuels pro-
gram, is a joint undertaking of the
Bureau of Mines and the Standard Oil
Development Company. Under their
agreement, the Bureau of Mines fur-
nishes the shale while the Company
provides the equipment and conducts
the experimental work.
Oil shale, as it is mined, looks like a
dull gray slate. Before processing, the
Shown above is the new Esso research center at Linden. New Jersey, which was officially opened
on October 14. Built for the Standard Oil Development Company, the building is one of the
most modern, as well as one of the largest, petroll um research centers in the world. The building
above is the first unit of the center, and will house approximately six-hundred-and-fifty chemists.
engineers, and research assistants. It has eighty laboratories, two-hundred-and-fifty offices, a
technical library occupying the glass-enclosed center portion, an auditorium accommodating one-
hundred-and-tifty persons. a lunchroom, and a sun deck located on the roof of the right wing.
In the background are oil storage tanks of the Bayway refinery of the Esso Standard Oil Company.
shale is pulverized. This material, like
the catalyst used in catalytic cracking.
behaves like a fluid as steam or gas is
blown through it. In this fluidized state,
the shale particles are easily circulated.
Two vessels are used in the fluidized
system of producing oil from shale. In
one vessel the raw shale is heated to
about 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Mole-
cules of oil dispersed throughout the
shale are cracked and evolve as vapors.
These vapors are distilled as shale oil
from which gasoline, diesel fuel, lubri-
cating oil, and fuel oil are obtained.
During the process, a portion of the
spent shale is continually withdrawn in
an air stream to a second vessel. Here
a small amount of excess carbon re-
maining on the shale is burned. This
supplies the necessary heat for decom-
posing the shale in the first vessel.
Advantages of the fluidized solids
process include intimate mixing, high
rates of heat transfer between the hot
and cold shale, and ease of transferring
the shale between the two vessels.
The Standard Oil Development Com-
pany believes that considerable techni-
cal headway must be made before oil
from shale can become economically
competitive with crude oil. The present
method shows marked progress, how-
ever, with many advantages to be gain-
ed from application of the fluidized
Mined and crushed by the Bureau of Mines, the
first carload of oil shale shipped from the vast
Naval oil shale reserves In northwestern Colo-
rado to the Esso Laboratories in Baton Rouge,
Louisana, is shown on its arrival for experi-
mental processing into fuel. Towering in the
background is the shale-retorting pilot plant
where the experiments using the fluid process
will be conducted. This pilot plant was formerly
the site of the first large-scale development
work on the fluid catalytic cracking process.
"Redundant" Say Maoris;
"Foul!" Scream Welsh
A story in the Esso News last month
told of the battle raging between the
good people of the Welsh village of
willandisilliogogogoch and those from
the New Zealand hilltop of Taumatawh-
whenuakitanatahu. For years the Welsh
village has claimed the longest place
name in the world. Just lately though,
it has been challenged by the New
From the information we had, it
seemed as if the Welsh place had a
clearcut victory, 58 letters to 57. Now
there seems to be some doubt, at least
on the part of the New Zealanders.
The story originally came to our at-
tention when W. V. Stephens, of the
Marine Department, sent us a short
newspaper clipping containing the
names of the two places. Mr. Stephens,
incidentally, can not only pronounce
drobwillandisilliogogogoch, he has been
there. He says the name of the village
stretches all the way across the front
of the railway station. We believe him.
The clipping noted that there were
58 letters in Llanfair...etc., but after
numerous times of counting them front-
ward, backward, and sideways, we were
able to find only 57. That one was
easily solved, though, by a telephone
call to Mr. Stephens.
"Oh." he remarked casually, "just
toss in another '1' somewhere."
Which we did, completely forgetting
Now, additional information has come
to our attention from Capt. W. F.
Baker, also of the Marine Department.
He says that Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-
isn't spelled Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgoge-
all, as we had stated, but that the cor-
rect spelling is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-
He adds that it is usually called
Llanfair P.G. for short, which is the
best news we've had in quite sometime.
Either way though, it adds up to 58
letters, as far as the Welsh are con-
But not to those shrewd fellows on
the New Zealand Geographic Board.
Their Maori village, near Hawke's Bay,
at one time had only 28 letters. Then
the Geographic Board came along and
added 29 more, making a total of 57.
For a clincher though, the Geographic
Board claimed that, of all things, two
of the letters in the Welsh name were
redundant. Therefore, they contend that
the New Zealand name is the longest in
Continued on page 12
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DECEMBER I., 1241
December 1-31 Tuesday, Jan. 11
SULFUR Con'. from page 5
choose for the day at some point,
sulfuric acid has entered into the manu-
facture of every last one of them.
And to Lago, it is one of the most
essential single factors in the manufac-
ture of top-quality products.
Although working around sulfuric
acid has certain hazards, Lago takes
every safety precaution to protect war-
kers handling it. Protective clothing,
special goggles, gloves, and similar
safety appliances are used, and a quick
operating shower is available for any-
one getting acid on them. All these sa-
fety measures, plus a continual empha-
sis on working safely and eliminating
hazards, have resulted in the Acid
Plant's achieving an excellent safety
record. During one period, when the
.cid and Edeleanu Department still
included the Lead burners, it went
for over five years without a single
lost time injury. This record included
1,330,000 man hours of labor.
(Part of the material In the above article was
based on a talk prepared by R. V. Heinze, head
of the Acid and Edefeanu Department.)
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Three of the men working on the unloading of
the sulfur ship pause for lunch. From left to
right are Joseph Rochester, Louis Brown, and
SURINAM. A school of agriculture
will soon be founded in Surinam. Mr. J.
Reynvaan has been sent from Holland to
plan the school, which will be located
near Uitkyk in the Saramacca district.
Mr. Reynvaan has worked in the tropics
for thirty years, twelve as a planter and
the remainder as an official of the agri-
cultural information service. Before the
war he was director of the agricultural
school at Soekaboemi in Indonesia.
Surinam's new agricultural school will
be such that boys with only an elemen-
tary education will be able to attend its
classes. Instruction will be more practi-
cal than theoretical, and the students
must be boarders.
No decision has yet been taken as to
the length of the courses, but the
government intends to give students who
finish school a piece of land of about
thirty-seven acres near the school so
that contact with the school is main-
tained. Mechanical methods of agricul-
ture will be taught wherever possible.
Ex-students settling on the grants will
be allowed the use of the school's mecha-
nical equipment on their land.
BRITISH GUIANA. Since cheap power
is so necessary for industrialization, the
Legislative Council of British Guiana
has moved to seek sources of cheap
power there. British Guiana has several
great water falls in its interior, all of
which are potential sources of the power
which the territory lacks. Since hydro-
electric surveys involve considerable
cost and require highly skilled experts,
the government has entered an agree-
ment with Demerara Bauxite Company
to have certain surveys made. The com-
pany will investigate conditions at four
falls on its own behalf and, in turn, will
survey three other falls for the govern-
ment. Cost of the work to be done for
the government by the company is esti-
mated to be Fls. 120,000 for the five
years. This will be paid by the govern-
ment. It is pointed out that it will take
several years to gauge the flow of
water, and collect the necessary data.
Quick results are not to be expected.
PUERTO RICO. In an effort to get
more tourist trade. Puerto Rico is rapid-
ly expanding facilities for travellers and
visitors, especially in the way of hotel
One big building project is the Caribe-
Hilton Hotel, now being built in San
Juan. This new hotel will have three
hundred rooms and will cost around nine
and a half million guilders. A twenty-
year contract has been made under
To honor the marriage of A. Serrant to Agnes Peltier on November 13 at the Catholic Church
in Oranjestad, his fellow workers at the Fire Department presented him a gift. While the others
look on. Fire Chief Paul Walker (rirht) makes the presentation to Mr. Serrant.
Friends in the Foundry Department presented a gift to Frankle Leonce in honor of his marriage
November 25 to Agnes Butcher. The wedding ceremony was performed at the San Francisco
Church in Oranjestad. Above. Hugo McGlbbon (left) makes the presentation to Mr. Leonce
while the others look on.
which the Hilton Hotels Corporation will
manage the hotel and its attached casi-
no, and will provide such attractions as
local and imported professional artists
for its floor cabaret shows.
Another big hotel will be built at
Ponce. The Office of Tourism is also
going to set up its own vocational school
to train hotel staff members. Beaches
are being polished up and equipped with
the facilities which first-class resorts
Experts feel that Puerto Rico will net
nine and a half million guilders a year
from a successful tourist program. In
addition thousands of workers will find
employment from the industry.
Drawings below by Robert Patterson of the Los
Angeles Fire Department, courtesy of the National
Fire Protection Association, Boston. Mass.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
T- V V
To BABY 5NOOKS
this is lots of fvn
Bvt it's no more sae
than a loaded qun.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
MBER 22, 1940
NEWS n d
With one of Lago's special safety nets under him, Danoto Pascual Tromp, of No. I Lab, can
ieel completely safe as he carries his samples down the gangplank of the Swedish tanker Beau.
fighter Ralph Watson, of Receiving & Shipping, is credited with the idea of installing the nets
under the gangplank; of tankers at the docks. The net is designed to prevent anyone slipping
olf the gangplank fro.n falling into the water below.
For all these lovers of sailing and the sea, this is a
picture of a ship's wheel. What adds greater interest to
It. though, is the object before it. She is Ella Raines, of
Pintor di e "Tres Reynan" riba pagina 1 ta Reynold de
Freitas di Aruba Esso News. Aki nos ta mire cu su palette
y kwashinan ora cu e tabata cabando e pintura cu ta
midi 12 pa 8 pia y cu a worde instalA riba entrada di
Main Office durante dianan di Pascu cu Anja Nobo.
Painter of the Christ-
mas scene on page 1
is Reynold de Freitas
of the Aruba Esso
News staff, shown
at left below with
his pallette and
brushes as the huge
picture neared com-
ly the largest in
Aruba, the painting,
twelve feet by eight
feet, has been in*
stalled over the
Main Office entrance
during the Christmas
One of the highlights of the program presented at the Pot Luck supper of the Woman's Club
last month was a group of special Dutch folk dances. Performing above are, at left wearing
white cap and reading counter clockwise. Mesdames Turfboer, Gordijn, Peeren, Schelfhorst. and
Schindeler. Also in the group but not shown is Mrs. Jack Wervers.
The photographer set out to
take pictures of the prehistoric
Indian drawings at Piedra Plat
(north of Santa Cruz), but this
group of happy anJ curious
children front the nearby school
made a good picture too.
Esso News su fotografo a bal
Piedra Plat p3 saks portret di
e spilon cu tin ces pinth aden
foi tempo di Indjannan, pero e
grupo dl muchanan curloso di
un school ey band,, tambe
tabata parce interesante.
Harry Backus, general super-
visor of the Commissaries
(left below), received a
going-away present from his
fellow employee; before his
transfer to New York last
month. On behalf of the others.
Frank C. CiccarellI (right)
presents the gilt to Mr. Bazkus
DECEMBER as, 1048 ARUBA 1SO NEWS
I ~ -a
Marine Manager G. H. Jett dis-
plays to the Marine Department
staff (above) the plaque
awarded to the Esso Trans-
portation Company's Lake Fleet
for winning first place in the
Tanker Division of the Natio-
nal Safety Council's Contest.
This was the third successive
year that the Lake Fleet won
top honors. From left to right
are Mr. Jett, Capt. F. Ellis.
J. P. Wiley. Capt. W. L.
Thomas. Capt. W. E. Porter.
J. Andreae, A. L. Eves, and
Safety Supervisor C. N. Owen.
At left is the plaque awarded
to Lago for receiving first
place In the Refinery Division
of the National Safety Council's
On behalf of the stevedores and
wharfingers, H. Chippendale
and K. H. Repath (center)
receive from Assistant General
Manager 0. Mingus the plaque
awarded that group for winning
first place in the Stevedoring
Division of the National Safety
" -- *- .ar
Harman Poole looks at the attractive scroll presented to him by employees in the
Electrical Department. The occasion was his departure for the States and retirement
after completing twenty years service with Lago. Before he left, Mr. Poole was also
tendered a retirement luncheon by the Company. He started with Lago on July 26,
128 as a master electrician in the Electrical Department, and was a zone foreman
in that department at the time of his retirement.
Retirement came recently for three long-time employees and, before they left, a special luncheon
was tendered them by the Company. The three retirees were Laurens Boekhoudt, with almost
twenty years service; Augustinus Danje. with nineteen years; and Pedrito Henriques, with eighteen
and a half years. Attending the luncheon were, at left and reading clockwise, C. F. Smith,
C. M. Clower. Mr. Boekhoudt, Mr. Pance, H. Tromp, C. W Walker. 0. Mingus, H. Chippendale,
Mr. Henriques, F. Ponson, and E. F. McCoart.
*. p B^
Fire and explosion characteristics were the subject of two lecture-demonstrations last month
by John E. Jeffrles, former safety supervisor here, and now assistant chief safety engineer in
New York. Nearly 100 men from Process, Marine. M. A C., Training, and other groups saw the
hour-long show, which Mr. Jeffrles has presented several hundred times In Esse Marketers areas
in the United States. It is planned to duplicate the equipment locally, so that the training may
be used extensively here. In the picture he is showing how some products that may net burn
as cool liquids will break Into flame when vaporized or broken up Into a spray.
C luna aki J. Joffries. un dl e hefenan dl Seguridad dl Compania na New York, a duna un
demneistraelon dl candela y explosion nan cause, com per evita nan y ki acclonnan meator word
tumn era nan present. Mas di alen empleado a mira a demonstraclon aki y tin plannan pa hopl
empleadeans mas mir, ra cu e equlpo noisearia word tradU dea sheopea di Logo.
Edwin Rollock, of the Esse Dining Hall (right), poses beside the model schooner which he and
his helper, Vincent Jack (left) recently built. It look them three months, working an average
of two hours a day, to complete the four-foot ship. This is the second model schooner Mr. Rollock
built, the first being a seven-footer. He is from Saba, and formerly worked on lake tankers. How.
ever. he has been a passenger on a schooner similar to this only a couple of times. The rigging
on the model really works.
DEC All n i,
The Victoria korfbal team won its fourth tournament cup last month when it defeated Corona.
---0, to win first place in the ladies korfbal league. Both Victoria's goals were scored b)
Marianita Franken. Members of the Victoria team, shown above, are front row left to right,
Viola Franken, Rosa Luis, Rita Robles Demedina, Emelita Geerman, Diana Amaya. and Theresita
Vroolljk. In back are Harriet Hirschfeld. Sixta Flores, Mina Franken, Lusianita Stamper. Seferina
Geerman (captain), and Marianita Franken. The Corona team is pictured below. In front are Rita
RasmUn, Anna Rasmijn, Getruida RasmUn, Celia Winterdaal, and Clea Thysen. In back, Anna
Santiago, Petrunilia Geerman. Petra Winterdaal, Catharina Hernandez. Edna Croes, Bernadeta
Langedijk. and Melinda Croes.
SN Juniors Beat Rangers The Esso Club Fair of 1948
Cr T. u ll -_
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS 1949
Lago Oil & Transport Co. Ltd.
Domino League Suspends Lago Heights League
Until After Cristmas Ends in Three-Way Tie
Due to the Christmas season, no
matches will be played in the Domino
League next Sunday, December 26.
However, play in the league will be
resumed on January 2.
On November 21 the Giants beat
Icora 2--1, and Flying Tiger beat Good
On November 28 Atomic beat Red
Army 3-0, and Energetic beat Medical,
also by a score of 3-0.
On December 5 Atomic defeated
Icora 2-1, and Good Hope beat Ener-
In the revised schedule the Giants
play Medical, and Red Army meets Fly-
ing Tiger on January 2; Icora plays Red
Army, and Energetic plays Flying Tiger
on January 9; Atomic meets the Giants,
and Good Hope plays Medical on
January 16. On January 23 Icora plays
Medical, and Flying Tiger meets Ato-
mic; and on January 30 Good Hope
plays Red Army, and the Giants meet
The games are played at the French
Windward Islands Welfare Association
building on Sunday mornings starting
at 9 o'clock.
Feria di Esso Club
Esso Club Fair di 1948 a habri dia
4 di December y a dura te dia 12. Firma-
nan y organizacionnan di henter Aruba
a tene exhibicionnan y cantidadnan
grand di hende a bishita e feria.
Na ceremonianan di habrimento di e
feria, Gezaghebber Kwartsz y President
di Lago, J. J. Horigan a papia.
Riba e pagina aki banda, e portretnan
ta mustra algun actividad di e feria.
Play-offs were scheduled last week
among three teams to determine the
winner of the Western League in the
Lago Heights football competition. The
teams that ended up the regular season
in a three-way tie were Aruba Juniors,
Nieuwlandia, and the San Nicolas
Juniors. An elimination tournament
was to decide the winner.
The winner of that tourney will le-
present the Western League in its
match with the winner of the Eastern
League, Hollandia, for possession of the
trophy awarded to the top team in the
The presentation match is scheduled
for sometime after Christmas. At that
time the league winner will play RCA
in a presentation match, and the Wimco
Budweiser Beer Trophy will be award-
ed to the club which emerged on top in
the league play. Aruba Trading is
donating a Schaeffer pen and pencil set
to be awarded to the player scoring the
highest average during the season.
Cric et League Scheduled
To tart in Late January
The Lago Sport Park cricket league
is due to get under way late next month.
A meeting has already been held with
the captains and managers of teams
which plan to enter the competition,
and a steering committee has been
selected. Present plans call for cricket
matches on Saturday afternoons and
E. J. Huckleman is coordinator for
January I -15
February I 15
PAY DAYS PERIOD
March 1-15 Wed.
April I 15 Monday
May I -15 Monday
to- 31 Thursday
lune I 15 Thursday
16- 31 Friday
Ju!y I- 15 Saturday
16- 31 Monday
Auuust 1-15 Tuesday,
September I -I 1i rday September 23
16- 1J Saturday October a
October 1-15 Monda) October 24
16-11 Tucsda' November 8
November 1- 1 Wed November 23
16- i3 Thursda) December 8
L)hcnimb, I I l'iIda, Dccember 21
I,- 11 Tu1 uda J]anuary 10
Gate No I (Mani Gate
2 30 pm to 6 20 p m
I I30 a m nt 6 20 p m
7 1 im to .'3 a m
SQ0 p m to 4 I p lim
12 L1' noon to 12 30 p
. Weekday 'Pada\s
Saturday s onl\
. on da) follo 11ig
on diy fclloimy
pasda\ ,hen this
day is a weekda\
m onl\ when d.i\
,, a Saturda)
Gate No t (Sea Grape Grove Gate)
2:30 p n to 5 00 pm iWeekda, PaI da)
I 1 30 a im to I (0 p m. Saturday only
\ages not collected at closing time at this
Gate ill be transferred to Gate No S(La,o
Heights Gate) and 'ill be available there
until regular closing hours at that Gate
Gate No 8 (Lago Heights Gate)
2 3) p.m to 6 20 p m Weekda) Paydays
11-30 a.m to 6-20 p m Saturdays only
I 1 Wed ,
February) I 28 Wed ,
1-31 Saturday April
1- 30 Tuesday May
Ma) 1-31 Friday
1 0 Saturday July
July 1-31 Tuesday August
September 1- 0 Monda)
November 1-10 Friday
December I-31 Wed.
Gate No I (Main Gate)
Private Payroll Staff Employees working
in refiner) area and all General \Vorks
2. 0 p.m to 4 30 p m Weekday
0 m0 a.m. to 12-30 pm and
S00 pm to 4 30 p m. Saturday's
1 00 p.m. to 30 p n Weekday Plavdas
9 0 am to 12 30 p m. and
3:00 p m to 4 30 p m. Saturday onl)
General Works Foreign Staff Pa)roll
2. 3) pm to -4 3 pm Weekday Pa\ days
9 0 am to 12 3Pi pm.
3 00 p m to 4 30 p m. Saturday only
ALL PAYROLLS-On day following
730 a.m. to 1100 am.
i u ip I oUUL ii honors
The San Nicolas Juniors defeated the
Rangers, 41--0, to emerge as the top
team in the Lago Sport Park football
competition. The match was played De-
cember 5 at the Sport Park.
The presentation match, officially
bringing the 1948 season to an end, was
scheduled to be played last Sunday. The
San Nicolas Juniors were to meet an
all-star team composed of players from
the remaining teams in the league, and
awards were to be presented to the
winining teams an d top individual
In the league play this season, the
San Nicolas Juniors won the Southern
Division, and the Rangers were tops in
the Northern Division.
Korfbal Awards Go To/
Victoria and Individuals
The presentation awards to the win-
ning team and outstanding individuals
in the Women's Korfbal League were
made Suncda\ Dcember 12. at the Lago
The Clip tuo winning the tourney
wnt to Victoria, managed by Juan Dios
Arends. Otihe award- were to the best
offensivVe played, Marianita Franken;
best defensive player. Ermalinda Croes:
best individual performance during the
season, Cealinda Thysen; best all-round
played, Harniet Hirschfeld: and most
valh.ible player Maria Pena.
The award were made by C. F.
Smith, of Industrial Relations, with
B. K. Chand acting as master of cere-
monies. Others attending the ceremo-
nies included Max Lashley, secretary of
the sub-committee for korfbal; E. J.
Huckleman, coordinator of the korf-al
league: and C. J. Monroe, coordinator
of Committee Activties.
The Esso News regrets that, in the last issue.
Francisco Croes was incorrectly identified in a
picture caption as Mario Croes.
-- IL~ I
ARU A ESO NEWS
1. Lago President J. J. Horlgan (on stage)
raises the Esso flag in the opening ceremonies
of the Fair held from December 4 through 12
at the Esso Club. Assistng with the flags down
front are Ken Cutting (left) and Joe Proterra.
The Dutch flag had previously been raised by
Lt. Gov. L. C. Kwartsz, and the U.S. flag by
American Consul E. tenet.
2. The huge Spritzl & F.hrmann clock Is seen
In the center of the Fair area. On the stage is
a Inipe belonging to the Yacht Club.
3. Vie Schultz, manager of the Esso Club Fair.
put. up the winning entries in the poster contest
in which students from the Lago Community
School competed for bicycles as first prizes.
First-prize winners in the contest were Pat
Pakozdi. Judy Ballard, and Bob Norcom.
4. William Koopman, of the instrument Society,
tnakes salt spoons out of coins.
5. One of the Fair's main attraction for the
kids was the merry-go-round.
0. The Astronomers Club had a telescope in its
exhibit through which visitors to the Fair could
gaze at the stars.
7. Once the Fair was open (on time, too) and
throngs of people were milling about seeing the
various exhibits, the managers of the Esso Club
could enjoy their first moment of real relaxation
in weeks. In back is Club Manager Bob Vint.
with Assistant Managers Vie Schultz and Joe
Wubbold in front. The reason Mr. Schultz is
relaxing the most is that he was also manager
of the Fair.
8. Andrew Wetherbee (left), Mrs. Vincent Ful-
ler. two interested little boys. and Sheldon Jones
look on as Mr. Fuller tries his skill on the
archery range. The little girl doesn't seem to
care if he hits the bullseye or not.
All Fours League Stops
Until Holidays Are Over
The Lago Heights Advisory Commit-
tee has announced that, until further
notice, matches in the All Fours League
will be discontinued because of the holi-
days. It is expected that matches will
be resumed in the middle of January.
On December 5, Good Hope beat the
Allies 2-1, and Dreadnought defeated
Red Army 2-1.
ARUIA ESSO NEWS
BER as 5948
Captions on opposite pale.
SIR 22, 1948
Me-nbers al the Racing Club of Noord. who travelled to Curagao last month (or two toothall
matches, are pictured above. The team went over on Saturday. November 13, returning the
following Monday. While there they played the Sithoc tea.n, losing 4-0. and the Estudiantes
club, losing 5-0. Players above are, back row left to right. S. Fingal. V. Petrochi. A. Petrochi,
C. retrochi (captain). C. F. Trimon, J. Kelly. J. Franken, A. Trimon, and V. Tromp. In front are
R S. Tromp. P. Danis. and J. F. Donati. Not in the picture are J. F.lconi and N. Danis.
Thrills galore were provided thI excited crowd which turned out last month to watch th: Lago
High School girls' team play the woman faculty members in one of the most bitterly-fought
contests ever witnessed on the Colony softball diamond. Home runs. triple plays, baserunners all
running to, the same base the game had everything that the Dodgers' gami s used to have
bacn in the good old days. Eventually, the game ended with the faculty me.nhers winning by
a score of 12--11. The winners, who also had several other bachelor girls not members of the
school faculty, are shown above. In back fro.n left to right are Peggy Sipos, Adriana Pannevis.
Dorcthy Stuart. Ruth Ann Seymour. Virginia Thompson, Mary Louise Hershberger, and Mary
Alice Schmidt. In front are Wilhelmina Hill. Bertha Mongeon. Mary Rorick. Lonnelle Herring,
and Mastha Oliver. Members of the girls' team, below, are. back row left to right. Janet
Hoffm.an, Betty Orr. Kathleen Spitz. Sherrell Fletcher. Pat Scott. and Susie Schmitt. In fr:nt
are Gloria Morris. Babs Stiehl. Mary Lou Morris, and Sally Armstrong.
CONSERVATION, from page 4
by extending the loading pipe almost to
the bottom of the tank. By this method,
known as "bottom loading", the lower
end of the pipe is quickly submerged
by the rising liquid.
Losses in handling crude oil by tanker
have been reduced considerably by
using special conservation measures on
crudes with unusual characteristics. An
extremely waxy crude, for example,
sticks to the cargo tanks in consider-
able amounts. But installation of addi-
tional heating coils and special pumping
equipment permits such tanks to be
spray-washed with warm gas oil and,
as a result, losses in handling this type
of crude have been cut by 80 per cent.
At the refinery, thousands of joints
and hundreds of pumps are constantly
watched for leaks. Measurements are
taken at many points and any losses
from processing units, pipes, or tanks
are detected quickly.
Recovery is even made from waste
such as the sticky black "bottoms"
which are removed in cleaning the
tanks. And the millions of gallons of
water used daily in the coolers and
condensers are run through settling
Answer to PUZZLER:
A, B, and C are the three philo-
sophers. A thought: "Since B
laughs, he thinks his face is
clean. Since he believes that, if
he saw that my face was clean al-
so, he would be astonished at C's
laughter, for C would have nothing
to laugh at. Since B is not asto-
nished, he must think that C is
laughing at me. Hence my face is
basins where the oil floats to the sur-
face, is skimmed off and returned to
tanks before the water is returned to
the rivers, streams or harbours from
which it was drawn.
The greatest loss is by evaporation,
particularly in the great tanks where
products are stored.
The most common type of tank is the
fixed-roof tank, a rigid, light-weight
cylinder, slightly conical at the top and
the cheapest to build. To prevent
dangerous pressure from building up,
this kind of tank "breathes" through a
complicated mechanical device with
openings as large as the crown of a
A few ounces of pressure are enough
to pop the pressure valves open and
allow the vapors to escape or the out-
side air to enter. Such evaporation
losses may amount to as much as two
per cent of a tank's capacity in a year.
Thus, in a tank of three million gallons
capacity, as much as 60.000 gallons may
vanish in a year.
Several methods have been developed
to cut the tank breathing losses. One
is to paint roofs of gasoline storage
tanks white, better reflecting the sun's
heat. This has reduced breathing as
much as 50 per cent. Further saving is
effected by keeping the tanks as full as
possible and so reducing the spaces in
which vapor forms.
Having achieved notable saving al-
ready, the Jersey affiliates have now
marshalled their technical and operat-
ing forces into a coordinated scientific
program to reduce drastically all re-
maining aboveground losses. This pro-
gram, carried on over the years, can
result in making available to consumers
an additional amount of oil equal in
importance to the discovery of a sizable
k iaucht.: Neiola I nti i. t. 1 ,i \l Si-
Si -I \..ri 'I l I'nii, N eI riinl IP
I' .tl h 1 [ %h, NIm-n ll l ]1
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\ 1 in.l, i, N .her i ,
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-i ,,l I ri,1 V1 i n ,II s i 2I
uo s;i rihin, i, .[i .iit tt L l \11 l itia I.
A\ -u1r, l r.,s .ne.s-.. 1 nl Mrs. il n.
V Os.,ua Noenl..ir 6.
Anhie Sn noanet to Mr. and M r ,n.
\ s4a1i t L,, Vol V i ri,. it, it. Mr and N 11
l.ien\y ..r. o uhm. Novemb en.r 276.
\ lin ai I l Virto r. ant i ,m i, MI.
I.. 1. No r emb l-, 2 .
A ri.n Tb'heru. N nle, tto Mr. an Mrs. i Mrl.
l'ln inti el ,h rm. N< s 2
A\ (lanu. Estr. an Haroi ia. t o M. and 1.hn
\ltil, n ,r o.iel h. N Nnember 26.
A .on. Halsa Venalnlt. to Mr. and Mr n. Llr.y
.,'imm'sanu .Iuihnrin. Novemnei 269
l-iihua, Nonlmnber 226.
A Ilo uhter,. usan Joanne, to M Mr. and Mri.
I'ret Stlrey, November 27.
A dlauihter, Violet Virienia, to Mr. and Mrs.
ln.y An rindell. Nnvemhert 27.
A im, William Paul. to Mr. ani Mrs Jensi
Ianl ki November 2i.
\ t.un. Rohert Heni,, to Mr. and Mrs. Emile
A11in~lell, Noember 28.
A on. Auucstn i'irnantci,. to Mr and Msl
'.io nan Mulrin, November 29.
*\ on. I.Gou, Nem tll, tNr Mr. andl Mrs. Inui-
<' titigri, NaIvenbel 2!J.
iA on. I'riei, Vlrntenlius, to Mr. andi Mr,.
abi\ Van ltuchl,hole. Nou einh 29.
iA ,,,i. IL.ni enl to .rt. and Mr. Leonciu o
0,I k .. Noivemn er 21.
A l.i ul htei, And reita .Jutl na. to Mr. altd
i i II1, h ll.uit ri)sn, Nove 3mlCi 6SI
\ ri. D engi t ) Ni.. l, t o Mr. an ti M rls.. Be rnaid
IHniihlilf ItCfCInI ln]) I l.
-\ ~,n. i. l Oln to MS. and Mrsr Osle.vy
Thl rllll. .n. D)e,~mh el 2.
A -n. Iedio Gm i-.e, to Mr. anli Mrs. Fran-
c.l 4, Angia ., Ileci lbem r 1.
', li bhtel Grrldlrine Gerniine, to MS. andil
Mi Nica>iil 1e, Palm. December .1.
.\ .... Rl .dn to Mr. and Mrs, 1.l.and1 Nieu .-
\ alnulter. GClii Fliomrna, to Mr. andi Mrs.
Jlinullhl.-, t Cilrtni te Decembei 6.
A -~n.i, Elnestu Nj.ola.as. to Mr. and Mr-. Or-
iinid t .l.. Ina. Deeeiln-i 6,
A -.tin. It, N ;ald N." Willbam Linde) .
n i,,i . and r enaL Ze inge
from page 6
the world, bettering the Welsh village
by one letter.
We'll go along with the Welsh claim
that their name is the longer of the two,
brt we do feel a slight preference for
the meaning of the New Zealand name;
it has a greater appeal to the romantic
poetic instinct in us. The meaning of
the Welsh place name is "Church of St.
Mary by the pool, by the white hazel
near the rapid whirlpool and the church
of St. Tysilio by a red cave". On the
other hand, the New Zealand name
means "The brow of the hill where La-
matea, the Maori discoverer, played the
flute to his beloved".
As far as the dispute over which can
claim the honor of having the longest
place name in the world is concerned,
we're all for throwing it into the lap of
the United Nations for a peaceful
LABORATORIO C(ontintiu den pag. 3
Ip den c departamento y esun di delas-
tcr a sucede na Juli di 1947. E record-
Ian aki ta basa riba mas di 200 emplea-
do ct traha 40,000 ora pa luna.
E Comit6 ta conta 18 mienbruo v e ta
part na tres grupo di stIs cu ta sirbi
4 luna cada un. Cada luna e grupo ta
haci un inspccciion di ., tirs lahboatolio-
nan. di knock lab ? di sltolroom-nan.
Nai ta report a cuildicunnan manera
Ieligel di thpm-ento. machienan sin
guard, mctodonan Iroblcz di hi:ci trabLao.
lugairnan ;ui order, y v;iios otro condi-
cionllan cu por ca t 1 Iccidente.
Despues di esaki, rani ta ten un
reunion pa discuti asuntonan 2 di e dis-
cusionnan nan ta trahl un report
mensual cu ta bai pa tur hefcnan di
Laboratorio. Den dje e Comite ta duna
idcanan y proposicionna-i pa eliminlk
cualkier prligur di accident cu nan a
descubri durante nan inspection.
Un bez pa anja e Comit6 ta biehita
tur lugarnan den refincria unda emp!ea-
donan di Laboratorio sa bai pa haci nan
trabao. Nan ta inspeccionA tur e lugar-
nan ey y nan ta report tur peliger of
condicionnan inadecuado cu tin na e
persona cuta encargA di e lugar.
Den cada laboratorio tin un borchi cu
ta mustra cuanto falta pa Laboratorio
alcanza million ora di trabao sin acci-
dente. Luna pasA nan record tabata
670,000 ora. Empleadonan ta kere cu
nan lo por manten6 nan bon record y
cu nan la alcanzA nan prome million y
djei nan lo cuminza traha pa nan al-
canza nan di dos million.
MERDIA LIBER Continud den pag. 3
tries ora di pago na lugar di tempo liber
Nos ta bolbe felicita tur empleado pa
nan esfuerzonan pa por a obtene e
(Firmd) J. J. Horigan
Obispo Nobo di Curacao
A worde Nombra e Luna aki
Pastoor Antonius Lewis Jacobus van
der Veen Zeppenfeldt, Arubiano di
nacemento, a word nombra Obispo Ti-
tular di Acolla e luna aki, ocupando e
puesto cu a keda habri despues di morto
di Monseigneur Verriet na Maart di e
Monseigneur Zeppenfeldt lo worde
consagra oficialmente na ceremonianan
cu lo tuma lugar na Catedral di Santa
Ana di Curacao dia 30 di December.
Delegadonan di su Santidad Papa lo ta
Obisponan di Haiti y di Surinam y arc-
obispo di Trinidad.
Monseigneur Zeppenfeldt a nace na
Aruba y a studia na Holanda. El a
drenta orden di Dominicanonan y a pro-
fesA na anja 1912 y el a bira pador na
Na Maart di 1928 el a bini Aruba
como Pastoor di Santa Cruz y na Sep-
tember di e mesun anja el a bira
Pastoor di Parokia di San Francisco na
Na anja 1936 el a bolbe Curacao y
aya el a sirbi como Vicario durante 10
anja. Na 1946 el a bira Pastoor di Jan
Doret, cual puesto e tabata ocupA ora
cu el a word nombri como Obispo.
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