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VOL 10. No. 3 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD. FEBRUARY 18, 1949
Runs Reduced but Equipment Kept
Operating in Changing Oil Outlook
S The slackening of the great postwar
demand for oil and the rise of new com-
petition for oil markets were subjects of EAC Sub-Committees Are Named
a talk by Process Superintendent F. E.
Griffin at a recent E.A.C. meeting. His Eight sub-committees of the Em-
statement was made in explanation of ployees' Advisory Committee were re-
the gradual reduction of crude runs cently named. Committees and members
Since September of 1948, with the ac- are as follows:
S companying necessity for reducing lake Cost-of-living B. T. Douglas (chair-
tanker haulage. man), N. Baptiste, H. Van Vliet, J. de
Of major interest to employees was Vries, J. H. Nunes, E. M. Gairy,
lhis announcement of Management's J. Dirksz.
belief that practically all present equip- Commissary A. Obispo (chairman),
ment in the refinery can be kept operat- D. N. Solomon, J. de Vries, H. van Vliet,
ing this year and that no refinery layoff F. Dirksz, L. Worrell.
Sis contemplated. With this was a strong Wages and Hours D. N. Soloman
r plea for employees' cooperation in keep- (chairman), A. Obispo, J. Nelson,
Sing a high level of efficiency, since J. Hinkson, D. Thorne, J. Baptiste.
operating costs rise sharply as the Lago Sports Park F. Dirksz (chair-
A prominent visitor to Lago last month was J. R. H. van Schaik, vice premier of amount of crude run is reduced. man), A. H. Rasul, E. M. Gairy, D. N.
Holland. He is shown (left) with Lago President J. J. Horigan and Assistant General By last September, said Mr. Griffin, Soloman, J. H. Nunes, E. Huckleman,
Manager O. Mingus. Others in the vice premier's party, which made a tour through
the refinery, were H. W. van Helsdingen, C. W. L. van der Grinten, P. G. Hooghoudt, it was becoming evident that there were R. E. Martin, H. Nassy, A. Matthews.
and Miss I. Kan, all from the Netherlands; and Lt. Governor L. C. Kwartsz; Dr. major changes occurring in the world's Traffic Safety A. H. Rasul.
J. E. M. Arends, of the Government Advisory Council; L. C. M. Kerstens, Government oil supply situation. After nearly eight EAC Safety N. Baptiste (chair-
Secretary in Curaao; and Major Th. van Erp. years of shortage, the world demand man), R. Todd, D. Vlaun, J. Nelson.
and supply situation is more in balance. Vacation, Thrift and Pension Plan -
Un visitante prominent e luna aki tabata J. R. H. van Schaik, minister-president di Some markets formerly supplied by the Baptiste (chairman), F. Reeder, R.
Holanda. Riba e portret el a sali hunto cu Lago su president, Sr. J. J. Horigan y Sub- J. Baptiste (chairman), F. der, .
from the Near East. Some slackening of J. de Vries.
business activity in the United States Transportation R. Todd (chair-
Vital Projects For Lago Employees has reduced demand. A minor factor man), E. M Gairy, H. Rasul, A.
a Projects ror ago added to all these is the unusually mild Obispo, A. Morales, J. Nelson.
High C u P winter in the northeast U.S. area where
Keep gh Construction Prior y much Lago fuel oil is normally con-
Rumors that current high priority construction projects had been cancelled The Near East oil is probably the Rescue o Officer Gains
were denied this month by F. E. Griffin, representing the Company Management, greatest single factor affecting the Citation for Tankerman
when he emphasized that actual construction on the projects would begin as situation here. Oil from Arabia and
soon as the necessary materials, or the major part of them, were here. other neighboring areas is being moved
speaking at the EAC meeting on February 4, Mr. Griffin discussed the status to Europe in increasing quantities, and For his prompt action in rescuhbg a
of three construction projects which are of vital interest to employees: the affords serious competition because it is Lake Fleet officer from the water at
Hospital, the Plant Commissary, and less costly than oil from the Caribbean. Amuay Bay, Charles Edmund was last
the Sport Park. All three projects have While Lago's output must be reduced, month especially commended by Marine ,
high priority, and all await the arrival it is believed that nearly all refining Manager G. H. Jett. A letter of com-
of the materials needed to construct Proyectonan di Importancia pa equipment will be kept operating for the mendation was given Mr. Edmund,
them. time being, owing to changes necessary quartermaster of the Hooiberg, by
"It has been our experience," Mr. Empleadonan Tin Preferencia in processing procedure. In reducing the Mr. Jett on January 18.
Griffin said, "that it is usually very Riba Lista di Construccion number of ships bringing in crude, those The Marine Manager commented at
costly to begin, such projects without under charter will be affected first. length on the "resourcefulness and
first having all or at least most of the Pa via di rumors cu tin ta corre, Sr. Mr. Griffin concluded his remarks prompt action" in rescuing the officer
materials at hand." Griffin, representando Directiva di Com- with the point that employees can from the water, which "thereby most
Concerning the Hospital, Mr. Griffin pania a bisa e luna aki cu no ta berdad greatly influence Lago's position, since probably saved him from being
pointed out that the appropriation for cu e proyectonan di construction cu tin a high level of efficiency is more than drowned".
the first phase of construction was in riba list di preferencia lo word can- ever essential to successfully compete in "I wish to take this opportunity of
the 1948 budget and had been granted. cela. Al contrario construction lo cumin- the world oil market, expressing my appreciation of your
Designs are nearing completion, he said, za asina cu material necesario of part highly commendable action and of offer-
and materials are being ordered for the di dje yega. Along with greetings of the season in ing my sincere thanks and congratula-
first phase (fifty additional rooms, in- Na e reunion cu Comit6 Consultativo a recent letter, John McMurran also tions for your efforts in this incident,"
cluding kitchen and other service di Empleadonan dia 4 di Februari, Sr. gave a new address, so that his annui- Mr. Jett concluded.
rooms), as well as for certain critical Griffin a discuti e tres proyectonan di tant-copies of the Esso News could The action for which Mr. Edmund
materials of the second phase. mayor importancia pa empleadonan, catch up with him. "Mr. Mac" was was commended occurred January 1,
Clearing of the area where the new esta Hospitaal, Comisario y Sport Park. assistant marine manager here, retiring while the Hooiberg was docked at
Plant Commissary and Cold Storage Tur e tres proyectonan ta riba list di in October, 1947. His new address is Amuay Bay. Edmund was walking along
Plant will be located is now under way. preferencia y tur loque ta warda pa cu- Oakdene, 52 Cornwall Road, Cheam, the deck of the ship when he heard a
Actual construction of that project, minza cu nan ta yegada di material. Surrey, England. Continued on page 7
however, awaits the arrival of the ne- "Nos sa pa experiencia," Sr. Griffin
cessary materials, a bisa, "cu ta sali masha costoso si cu- .:
Because of government building regu- minza cu proyectonan asina, sin cu tin
nations, it was found necessary to revise tur of alomenos mayoria di e material .. .
the scope of the new Sport Park. This necesario na man."
necessitated some re-engineering, but En cuanto Hospitaal, Sr. Griffin di cu .
the original plans calling for dres- prom4 fase di construction cu ta inclui
sing rooms, rest rooms, toilets, and 50 kamber mas, cu cushina y kamber pa
other features remain unchanged. The servicio a worde aprobA. E plannan ta
Sport Park will have a covered section cerca cla y pedidonan ta worde haci pa
seating seven hundred people, Mr. Grif- material pa e di prom6 y di dos fase. El
fin said, and will be so constructed that a bisa tambe cu nan ta limpiando e
additions can be made at either end lugar unda e Comisario nobo lo bini.
without difficulty. Pa via di reglanan di construction,
Mr. Griffin stated that the Company tabata necesario pa revisit plannan di
hoped to begin construction on each Sport Park y mester a trece algun cam-
project sometime this year. However, in bio aden, pero e plannan original pa
no instance, he pointed out, would work kambernan di troca pafia, baionan y
begin until the necessary materials we*e escusado a keda mescos. Sport Park lo
in sight. tin su seccion pa 700 hende cu dak ariba
y lo e worde construi di tal moda cu por
haei6 mas grand na tur dos banda, si
Reconocimiento pa Acto Valeroso despues esey bira necesario.
Compania ta spera di cuminza cu tur
E portret na banda drechi ta mustra e tres proyectonan durante e anja aki,
hi arles Edmund di "Hooiberg" ta ricibi pero den ningun caso no por cuminza cu A letter of commendation for rescuing a Lake Fleet officer from the water at Amuay
arts di reconocimiento di Sr. G. J. ningun di nan tantem cu material sufi- Bay is handed to Charles Edmund by Marine Manager G. H. Jett. In the center In
di rine Department. iente no yega, Sr. Griffin a biau. .Lloyd van Ptten, relief pumpman. and at the right is Capt..W. S. MacKay. of the
SMarie Departnt. center no yega, Sr. Griffin a hi Marine Department
(Dots Indlate that reporter has turned to a tp Ifr this ssue)
AsU BA@SN EwS
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES, BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, March 11. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon. March 4.
Printed by the Curagaoscbe Courant, Curagao, N.W.I.
THEY GROW AGAIN
Bad news travels as fast as the wind, and grows
as fast as Jack's Beanstalk. Plant a seed of bad news
today and by tomorrow it will be so far away and also
so big that you may not even recognize it as your
own. For high yields it is the world's best crop. It
needs no cultivation and no nourishment. Feeding on
itself it grows and grows, and you may as well try to
stop the wind as to keep bad news the size it was
when it started.
This may be why rumors fly thickest and fastest in
difficult or uncertain times. In good, times rumors are
small and innocent and short-lived; in bad times any
gloomy fact grows quickly into a gloomier fact.
During the war years our food was always about to
run out we were about to be bombed by a Nazi
squadron hiding in some South American country -
submarines lurked behind every wave off our shores
and yesterday the Air Force sank seven of them. ..
Then for three years, while peacetime demands for oil
boomed up and up and Prosperity was spelled with a
capital P, the rumor seeds slept.
The boom is over now, and while some belt-
Organization changes this month in the
Process Department saw the promotion of
H. V. Massey (left) and H. J. Semmens
(right). Mr. Massey was named shift fore-
man in Light Oils Finishing, and Mr. Sem-
mens was appointed shift foreman in the
Gas Plant Division. Mr. Massey came to
Lago on October 16, 1929 as a second class
helper in M & C. He has served successi-
vely in Light Oils as first class helper, a
pumper helper, and an operator. On Sep-
tember 1, 1943 he was named an assistant
shift foreman, and since then has served
as a temporary shift foreman and as a
shift breaker for shift foreman. Mr. Sem-
mens' Lago service began on May 31, 1938,
when he was a process helper. After a
period spent in the armed forces, he re-
turned to Lago June 28, 1946 as an opera-
tor in the Gas Plant Since then, and until
his recent assignment, he has served as a
temporary shift foreman in the Gas Plant
and as a shift breaker for shift foreman.
Van and Piet.,,
Fernand. da Silva
HugS de Vrles
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jaclnto de Kort
Mrs. M. A: Mongroo
Jose La Crux
Ricardo Van lIarcum
tightening is called
oo 0 OO0 O
5000 000 0
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
C.T.R. & Field Shops
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Easo & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Service Office
Carpenter & Paint
for the rumors sprout again.
Recent big headlines in a number of newspapers in the
Caribbean area said hundreds of West Indian em-
ployees are about to lose their jobs in Aruba and
Curagao because of changing world oil conditions. Yet
while these scare headlines were being printed Lago
was bringing more than 100 new employees here from
When someone starts telling the latest purple-
fringed rumor it is impossible not to listen. It is easily
possible, though, not to believe until it is confirmed
by a reliable source, and not to pass it on with a
bigger purple fringe.
H. W. Fisher Appointed Jersey
Deputy Refining Coordinator
Appointment of H. W. Fisher, a direc-
tor and general manager of East Coast
refineries of Esso Standard Oil Com-
pany, as deputy coordinator of refining
activities for Standard Oil Company
(New Jersey), was announced last
Mr. Fisher, whose entire business
career has been with affiliates of Jersey
Standard, joined the organization
twenty-one years ago, immediately after
he was graduated from the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology with a
degree in chemical engineering. His first
job was in the research laboratory at
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Much of his
career has been devoted to the develop-
ment and production of chemicals from
petroleum. In 1945 he was elected a
director of Esso Standard and in 1948
he was appointed manager of the com-
pany's East Coast refineries.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
February 1-15 Wednesday, Feb. 23
February 16-28 Tuesday, March 8
February 1-28 Wednesday, March 9
-- THEN WHEN THE KILLER
FLOORED HIM IN THE THIRD,
I THOUGHT HE HAD HIM FOR
GOOD. BUT OLD
Raleigh Daniel, of the Masons and Insula-
tors, show the bracelet and locket he
chose for/knowing the answers to a few
simple questions about the Safe Workers'
Contest/ When Safety Sam came around
this m6nth, Mr. Daniel knew his team
scoreAeam standing, his captain, and what
was on the current poster. As a result,
when he went home that afternoon he was
able to present his wife with this handsome
FOR 15 MINUTES I'VE BEEN
TRYING To CALL UP DAN
ABOUT THAT RUSH JOB,BUT
HiS PHONE'S BEEN BUSY
A son. Ricardo Max, to Mr. and Mrs. Max
Jessurun. January 19.
A daughter. Elaine Rosita, to Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Baly, January 20,
A daughter. Elhahbeth Ingrid, to Mr. and Mrs.
John Smith. January 20.
A son. Agmester Elhertho. to Mr. and Mrs.
Lauriano Mthilda.. January 21.
A son. Alfonso Luciano. to Mr. and Mrs.
Maximo Arends, ianuar) 23.
A daughter. Lauiian Zubaida. to Mr. and Mrs.
Moh l med Rohoman. January 24.
A son. Gsbeitu'. to Mr. and Mrs. Gijsbertus
llernana, .Jnnualy 25
A son, Elviro Filomeno. to Mr. and Mrs. Seve-
rian,, Gseeman. January 25.
A 'daluhter. Maiantrt. to Mr. and Mrs. Johan
Ge-rmnan. January 23.
A daughter. Mauleen Cyelidone, to Mr. and
Mrs. GeoIe Baptiste, .January 26.
A son, Juan PedIo Crismo. to Mr. and Mrs.
Mauiicio Semeleer, January 27.
A daughter, Lehn Maria Mancini. to Mr. and
Mrs. Alfredo Nictiiisa. January 2s.
A son John Hil.n>. t. Mr. and Mrs. John
.oirin. lanua ty 2s.
Son. Mari, MIarcian. to Mr. and Mrs. Pedro
Ra,. .lainarn 2s.
A -n, li(einulil Emnlrnuel, to Mr. and Mis
Itetalni d Ullidlge Januaroy 2..
A sun, Edwin Rodtiqu,. to Mr. and Mrs.
Geoile I no)hy. January L 2,.
A son. Rudolfo MI-arO. to Mr. and Mrs. Eusebio
Thoma., Jainuar.> 2.
A son. RIeinald Malthias. to Mr, and Mrs.
o(iro'e Quishie. JantIum 31.
A\ dau.hter. Brenld; Y\'one,.. to Mr. and Mrs.
Caril Bell, Januay 3' i.
A iaughteir Normn Mamria. tn Mr. and Mrs.
St. Clir Lowe, FeiLnair 1.
A son. Vernon Enrir.ue. to Mr and Mrs. Ner-
Sinrtotn MeLeod, Fih.-uar y 1.
A daughter. I)ulc t.\ltrigacia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Enri'tr'r I.ocadi. I'Febluar 2.
A son. Rosa.ro. I. Mi. anl Mr s. Criamo Caro-
lina, February 2.
.\ dlauhter. Nia Aileen. t, Mr and Mrs.
Jrtsrph Odlubei, I'elbruri 2.
.\ son. Catnddo, i, Mt and Mrs. Serapio
Ti.rmp. VFhruiarr 2
A daughter. Shirles Ann, to, Mr. anid Mrs.
\ lllamn Inniss, Felriu, y 3:.
A iluuahtur, Elaine 'l),thy, It Mr. and Mrs
Le(wi Olive,. Frehb ra ;1.
A iatnghter. Candelasra. to N andl Mrs. Fran-
lisco CGerman. Felbruai, :.
A son. Mario Aniree. to Mr. and Mrs. Jlosef
Tromip. Februar, I.
A daughter. Clarudette Lonora,. to Mr. and
M s. Elijah Irish. I'elr uary I.
A son. Walter Edmurand. to a Mr. and Mrs.
Simnon Thuren, February -..
A son. Romeo Erbelt J..tcobu, to Mr. and Mrs.
Egh-rt Dongen. February. 6.
A son. Armandr) Ri clardo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Diego Boekhoudt. February 6.
A son, Andre Rene. to Mr., and Mrs. Jacques
Siem, February 6.
A son, to Mi and Mrs. Manuel Marin,
A son. RIutdy Romaldo. to Mr. and Mrs
Valentian Paula. February 7.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn Charles.
A d. ughler, Meagan Abigail. to Mr. and Mrs.
All.in Kdlloo. Fehruali> S
\ daughter. ton Mr. and Mrs. Calise Adolphus.
Carl E. Rogers
of the Equipment
S Mr. Rogers came
to Lago on No-
-. vember 24, 1947,
as an Equipment
Inspector A. Since
last September he
has served in an
acting capacity in
the job to which
he, has just been
In the list of employees receiving 10-
Year Buttons in the last issue, Jules
Dutier's first name was incorrectly spelled
"Jues." In addition, Mr. Dutier's depart-
ment was listed as Cracking, whereas he
works in the Acid and Edeleanu Depart-
In the last issue of the Esso News it was
stated that E. M. Harris was named shift
foreman in Light Oils Finishing on De-
cember 11, 1941. This was incorrect by a
matter of almost thirteen years. Mr. Har-
ris became shift foreman on May 1, 1929.
G5E DAN, I HA. TO LET JOE
KNOW THAT EVERYTHING
WAS SET FORTHAT JOB...
Halo! Jossy? Mi kera lags be sa cu nos
to cla cu e job aya. Que tal? Bo a bal
boxeo Diasabra anochi? Caramba, Killer
Kong a duna Canvasback un sota di
Ora e ln a a dal Canvasback abao den di
tres rood, mi a kere sigur cu el a cabs
cuon; pero toch el a bolbe lamta wants
algun rond mas.
Mi tin in cuarto di ora ta purba yama
Dan pa on asunto urgente, pero tele-
foon ta ocupa center ora.
DON'T BE A TELEPHONE
H06, MAKE ALL CALLS
AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE.
Pero Dan, mi mester a lagu6 sa cu e
trabao tabata cla....
NO HACI ABUSO DI TELEFOON
CORDA RIBA OTRONAN TAMBE
HACI YAMADANAN ASINA CORTICO
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
FEBRUARY 18 1949
FEBRUARY 18, 1949 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Significant additions to the vast
Jersey Standard tanker fleet were
made recently with the launching
of the Esso Zurich and the Esso Suez,
first of fourteen new 26,000 ton
supertankers on order by the Com-
pany. The fourteen vessels, to be
completed by the summer of 1950,
will add 3,192,000 barrels of cargo
capacity to the Company's fleet -
the equivalent of a train of standard
tank cars just over one hundred miles
long. Cost of the new supertankers
will be over $75,000,000.
Until the launching of these two big,
modern tankers, the T2 tanker had been
the yardstick with which other tankers
were compared. Here, though, is how
the new supertankers stack up against
a typical wartime T2:
Length overall (feet) 528 628
Breadth (feet) ...... 68 82 2
Draft, loaded (feet)... 30 311/2
Speed (knots) ......... 15
Capacity (tons) ...... 16,625
Although a twenty-four hour turn-
around (time in port) was once con-
sidered exceptional for a big oceangoing
tanker, the average T2 can usually dis-
charge an unmixed cargo in fifteen to
twenty hours. It can pump some 10,000
barrels an hour. The new supertankers,
though, with their four steam-turbine-
driven cargo pumps, will pump 22,000
barrels an hour. Their turnaround time,
with a cargo more than half again as
large as the T2's, should be even
Reduced to her essentials, a tanker is
a collection of floating tanks, plus
machinery to propel her and pump her
cargo, and living space for the crew.
The first true tanker, built in 1886, was
built along these lines and, during the
years since, the general design of the
tanker has remain unchanged.
In most tankers the living and work-
ing space is at the after end, except for
the midships house where the bridge
and deck officers' quarters are located,
and the forecastle or forward end where
the windlass and anchor-chain hawse
pipes are located. The cargo tanks lie
midships, under a long deck so low that
the sea often sweeps across it. Since
there is generally no passage through
the cargo space below this deck, a rail-
ed walkway runs about eight feet
The oil tanker is unique among cargo
vessels in that she is a one-way carrier.
Her job is to move petroleum, whether
crude or refined, to areas where it is
in demand. Seldom, therefore, does she
have a return cargo. When her tanks
are empty, she rides the waves as light-
ly as a cork, and about as unmanage-
ably; so on her return voyages sea
water is pumped into her tanks as bal-
last, until she has settled low enough to
be satisfactorily seaworthy.
Maze of Pipelines
The tanker has no long, pivoted
cargo booms on her masts or derrick
posts, like those which distinguish a
dry-cargo freighter. She has instead a
complex maze of pipelines laid on her
deck, with more below. From them rise
handwheels, painted in different colors
for easy recognition, which operate the
valves controlling flow. Through these
lines her batteries of pumps unload her
There are "clean oil" cargoes and
"dirty oil". Dirty, or black, oil is crude
petroleum or a product like bunker fuel;
clean fuel is refined petroleum such as
gasoline. The clean-oil tanker often has
the problem of carrying a variety of
products gasolines of different spe-
cifications, fuel oils, lubricating oils of
many grades, weights, and colors -
without mixing them up.
To do this, the pumpman and the offi-
Around the Plant
Tommy Chow-Fat was married to
Maria Mercelina Maduro at the Wesley
Church in San Nicolas on January 20.
The bride is the sister of Pascual
Maduro, of the Machine Shop, and
Reginaldo Maduro, of Garage-Transpor-
tation, both of whom are long-service
Henry Nassy was recently appointed
the Surinam resi-
dents in Aruba.
In his new posi-
tion he will deal
directly with Aru-
1\ ba's Lt. Governor
in an attempt to
solve various pro-
1 Mr. Nassy is in
the Wage and
of the Personnel
Hlenry Nass) Department.
Down the ways to a perfect launching, the Esso Zurich rides high upon the waters of
the Delaware River following its christening ceremonies at the Sun Shipyard in Penn-
sylvania. Equipped with the most modern ship's facilities and navigational aids, the
Esso Zurich is the first of fourteen new supertankers being built for the Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey). The new ship has a speed of sixteen knots, and thirty cargo
oil tanks with a capacity of 228,000 barrels of oil.
The 26,000 ton supertanker, Esso Zurich, is seen just before her launching at the Sun
Shipyard. Sponsored by Mrs. Frank W. Abrams, wife of the Company's board
chairman, the 628-foot vessel was christened before a large launching party comprised
of officials and key executives of both Jersey Standard and the Sun Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company. Its sharply raked prow and cruiser stern, together with a rounded
deck house and squat raked funnel, emphasize the modern design of this new addition
to the Company's marine operations.
cers need an exact mental blueprint of
the ship's cargo system; every tank and
pipeline, pump and manifold, header and
crossover. All this equipment must be
checked for leaks before loading and at
regular intervals afterward. With well-
trained men using careful procedure, a
clean-oil tanker may carry six or eight
grades of product without contaminat-
ing any of them.
In the economics of bulk oil transpor-
tation by water, the aim is to minimize
the "cost per cargo ton per mile". The
more oil a tanker carries and the faster
she steams, loads, and discharges, the
more cargo she will transport during
her useful lifetime. On the other hand,
if size and high speed send her operat-
ing costs up too sharply, some of the
power will be wasted.
The tanker's size may be limited by the
harbor conditions and terminal facilities
in ports where she is expected to call.
She might, for example, be needed to
deliver products to ports along the west
coast of Central America. Here are few
deep-water harbors into which any ship
can steam without possible risk, so the
tanker used in this trade must be of
Even if her trade is to be only among
the larger oil ports, a few feet of deeper
designed draft might mean that she
Continued on page 7
SSeguriciad La Ta Mihm
After almost four and a half years
on the job, Arthur Smith, of the Car-
penter Department, started his long
vacation on January 31. He has seven
weeks off, and is visiting his family in
is the new Esso
News reporter for
Paint group. A
carpenter C, he
has been an em-
Sployee since De-
cember 1947, and
elected to the
from District 3
Jeffrey Nelson (Carpenter ,
Jeffrey Nelson Paint, Mason and
Ernesto Vanderpool, of the Store-
house, was married on January 20 to
Lilleth Germaine at the Apostolic Faith
Church in San Nicolas. A reception was
held afterward at the Mission House. On
January 22 Mr. Vanderpool started his
CYI Pays Out Fls. 355
To Twelve Employees
Twelve employees, suggestors of ele-
ven ideas, hit the Coin Your Idea jack-
pot during December. A total of Fls. 355
was paid out, with the largest award,
FIs. 100, going to John McGrath and
Edwin McGrew. Their joint idea was
for the protection of electrical feeders
north of the No. 9 Vis Unit.
Edgar Connor, Fls. 40, alter foundry
pattern no. 567-B-3, part B-22.
Samuel Rajroop, FIs. 30, construct
window or door north end of dark
room BQ 3.
Miss F. Clark, Fls. 30, suggested pu-
blicity warning on children drinking
Franklin Short, Fls. 25, install barri-
cade to prevent vehicles from turning
in vicinity of Colony zone office.
J. A. Abrahams, Fls. 25, separate
tools and supplies delivery from Store-
house to Central Pump Room.
Bernardo Ras, Fls. 25, install one-inch
bleeder in white acid charging line.
C. Annamunthodo, Fls. 20, remove
protruding eye bolt Sea Grape Grove
Hughes Thomas, Fls. 20, place guard
posts around flood light pole Gate
Kelvin Johnston, Fls. 20, cut small
hole in meter and equip with cover -
new bungalow site.
Augusta Reyes, Fis. 20, publicize cer-
tain Plant Commissary rules use bul-
4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS FEBRUARY 18, 1949
Over sixty-one years service with the Company came to a close on February 1, when
Edward Todman, Hendrik T. Wever, and Charles Joseph (left to right) became an-
nuitants. Mr. WeVer, of the Marine Department, has service dating from November
30, 1924; Mr. Joseph, of the Lago Police Department, from March 1, 1928; and Mr.
Todman, of the Dry Dock, from November 27, 1931. Prior to their retirement, the
three were guests at a retirement luncheon. Others attending the special lunche on
were G. H. Jett, C. F. Smith, H. Chippendale, H. A. Lambertson, F. E. Griffin, G. B.
Brook and Capt. W. L. Thomas.
Coy Cross, whose long period of Company service began in 1915, and who had been
with Lago for over twenty years, recently departed for the States pnd retirement. He
is seen above (far right) at the retirement luncheon which the Company tendered him
before he left. With his back to the camera is 0. lingus, and reading clockwise are
C. F. Smith, K. H. Repath, G. L. MacNult, and F. E. Griffin. Mr. Cioss ~sarled with
the Standard Oil Company of Louisana in Baton Rouge in November 1915. In October
1917 he transferred to the Mexican Petroleum Company of Louisana and, except for
a period of military service, remained with that company until December 1928. On
December 13, 1928 he came to Lago and, at the time of his departure, was a mainte-
nance foreman in Light Oils Finishing.
SThe group of men above evidently like Aruba for, after completing their military
service with the Dutch army at Sabaneta, they've come to work for the Company in the
Lago Police Department. Their early training here includes an orientation program,
conducted above by Lt. H. Oppenhuizen of the LPD (far end of table). After they've
become familiar with the Department's operation, they will be assigned to duty in the
vicinity of the docks.
Probably the hardiest and loneliest of all flowers in Aruba are these wild "buttercups".
They are growing out of a few handfulls of sand that the contractors left on top of a
40-ton block of concrete that perches on some steel piles in the harbor. Aruba's sand
and sun can be very nourishing especially if no one cares whether the plants grow
or not. Holding up the flowers is Wharfinger Adrian Geerman, who has been keeping
track of things around the harbor for 24 years.
E anglonan aki probablemente ta e flornan di mas fuerte y di mas solitario riba Aruba.
Nan a crece riba un man yen di santo ribs un blokki di cement di 40 ton poni riba
pipanan di staal den haaf. Aruba su tera y solo sa ta masha fertil, especialmente ora
cu ningun hende no ta interest si e flor crece of no. E empleado cu a sali riba e portret
ta Adrian Geerman, bakjano caba banda di haaf, pues e tin 24 anja ta traha cu
Three of the newly-elected officers of the Employees' Advisory Committee are shown
above. From left to right are A. A. Kalloo, recording secretary; B. K. Chand, chairman;
and M. E. Inniss, vice-chairman. Not in the picture is B. T. Douglas, secretary.
The activities held this month to commemorate the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Boy
Scouts of America included an assembly program at the Lago Community School. At
that time A. Veenendaal showed a movie of Boy Scout activities on the island. The
boys above register varying emotions as they watch the film.
Before retiring from the Company on February 1, Edward Todman received a going-
away present from all the machinist employees. Above, he receives the gift from E. N.
Estes, who made the presentation on behalf of the group. Mr. Todman had worked for
the Company since November 1931.
Assistant General Manager O. Mingus addresses the members of the EAC at the
annual take-over meeting late last month. Seated at the table are, from left to right,
Syd Brathwiaite, acting Management secretary; E. Byington; F. E. Griffin: Mr.
Mingus; C. F. Smith; B. K. Chand, partly hidden; and B. Teagle.
FEBRUARY 18, 1949 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
The Magic Doll Bunita cu su Popchi
In a faraway land there lived once
:. r,ch merchant and his wife. Their only
,bild was girl named Bonita, which
means Lbautiful. She well deserved that
;,ame, lxcause in her eyes shone the
lights of the sun, the moon and the
stars; her skin was soft like petals and
her golden hair fell in beautiful waves.
One day the mother fell ill and as she
felt that she would soon die she called
Bonita and gave her a doll.
"She is a magic doll", she told Bonita,
"whenever you are in trouble, feed her
and she will help you."
A couple of years after his wife's
death, the merchant married a widow
who had two daughters, hoping that she
would be a good mother to Bonita. The
widow herself was a nice lady, but not
so her two daughters. They were jealous
of Bonita from the very start, because
of her beauty.
One day the merchant went on a
journey. Right away the sisters started
planning on how to destroy Bonita's
beauty. They ordered her to do all the
dirty work; before retiring they gave
her all kinds of chores to be done early
in the morning. Bonita took her food up
to the doll, begging her for help.
"Don't be afraid; I shall help you",
the doll said. And so she did. Soon the
wood was chopped, the floors were
scrubbed, and the cow was milked, while
Bonita rested under the trees in the
One day the younger sister saw the
doll chopping wood in the garden and
ran to tell her sister that Bonita was
helped by a witch. They decided to put
an end to it. The next day they sent
Bonita to the market and went up to
her room and took the doll away. They
tried all they could to bring the doll to
life, but to no avail. Just then a beggar
happened to pass and to him they gave
Bonita's magic doll. They told him that
the old witch in the woods would pay
him well for it.
The old beggar went to the witch's
cottage and knocked at the door. When
the witch saw the doll, her eyes glisten-
ed with greed.
"Give me the magic doll; I shall pay
you well, beggar," she said. The beggar
gave her the doll, but once she had
snatched it away, the witch beat him up
and drove him away.
When Bonita came back she soon
found out what had happened and she
cried bitterly. The sisters were meaner
than ever, giving her little time for rest
Continued on page 8
Na un tera masha leeuw tabatin un
Mama, c'un Tata, c'un jioe muher cu
tabata yama Bunita. E number tabata
pas bon cune, pasobra den su wowonan
tabata briya luz di luna, di solo y di
streanan pareeuw; su cara tabata mane-
ra un appel y su cabei color di oro, taba-
ta cai na onda round .li su schoudernan.
Un dia e Mama a bira malo y como el
a sinti cu lo e no biba hopi mas, el a
yama Bunita y el a dune un popchi.
"Esaki ta un popchi mfgico", el a
bis6, "ora bo haya bo den dificultad,
dune cuminda y lo e yuda bo."
Algun anja despues di morto di e
Mama, e Tata a bolbe casa cu un viuda
cu tabatin dos jioe muher, sperando cu
lo e ta un bon Mama pa Bunita. E
madrasta mes no tabata mal hende, pero
su jioe-muhernan tabata envidid Buni-
ta, pa via di su buniteza.
Un dia e Tata master a bai haci un
biaha largo. Unbez e dos rumannan a
cuminza traha plan pa caba cu Bunita
su buniteza. Nan a dune tur sorto di
trabao duru pe haci den dia; y anochi
prome cu nan bai drumi nan tabata dun6
trabao pe lamta haci mainta tempran.
Bunita a hiba cuminda pa e popchi y
a pidi6 yudanza. "No fligi", e popchi a
bise", "lo mi yuda bo." Y dicho, hecho.
Den un frega di wowo el a kap palo, el
a feila vloernan, el a bari henter cas.
mientras cu Bunita tabata sosgfa bao
di matanan den hardin.
Ata un dia e ruman di mas chikito a
mira e popchi ta kap palo; el a corre bai
bisa su ruman cu tin un bruha ta yuda
Bunita. Nan a dicidi di pone un fin na
esey unbez. Pa su mayan mainta nan a
manda Bunita mercado y nan a bai den
su kamber, cohe e popchi bai cune. Di
tur moda nan a purba di trec6 na bida,
pero ni carni ni pisch, nan no a logra.
Net un pididor di limosna tabata pasa y
nan a dune e popchi. Nan di cun6 cu si e
hibe pe bruha den mondi lo e pagu6 bon.
E pididor di limosna a bai cas di e
bruha y el a bati na port. Ora cu e
bruha a mira e popchi, su wowonan ta-
bata lombra s6.
"Duna mi e popchi mAgico", e bruha
di, "y lo mi paga bo bon paga." E hom-
her a dune e popchi, pero ora cu e taba-
tin6 caba, el a suta e bomber cu su ga-
roti, corre cun6.
Ora Bunita a yega cas y cu el a sa
kico a pasa el a yora mashA. E ruman-
nan tabata mas teribel cu nunca; nan
no tabata dun6 tempo pa come ni bebe.
Porfin Bunita a dicidi di hui foi cas. E
tabata dwaal den mondi ora cu el a topa
Continue no pagina S
1'he importance of taking good precautionary measures when working was strongly
shown to J. R. Wade, of the Yard Department, last month. While working on a unit
which was down for inspection, Mr. Wade had to use a rivet buster to loosen a bolt.
The blow of the buster caused the bolt to snap off and fly toward his face. It struck
the left lens of his safety goggles, completely shattering it, and broke the chain bridge
of the goggles as well. Mr. Wade reported to the Dispensary, where he learned that
the safety goggles had prevented the slightest damage to his eyes. Above Mr. Wade
(left) shows the shattered lens and bolt to Francisco Croes. a lieutenant on the Andi-
curi team, to which the Yard Department belongs. Below are seen the goggles, and
the bolt which so completely shattered one lens.
J. R. Wade di Yard Department sa balor di su bril di Seguridad, pasobra si no ta pa
nan, podiser ora asina lo e no tabatin tur dos wowo. Trahando pa los un bolt, luna
pasi, e bolt a bula den su cara cu tal forza cu el a kibra e cadena cu ta pasa riba
nanishi y e glas di banda robez mes a keda distribi. Sr. Wade a bai Dispensario unbez,
unda el a haya sa cu su bista no a sufri ningun dailo, gracias na e bril di Seguridad.
E portret ta mustra Sr. Wade (banda robez) mustrando e bril kibra y e bolt na
Francisco C. Croes, un di e tenientenan di e team Andicuri, cu ta inclui Yard Depart-
ment. Riba e portret mas abao nos ta mira e bril y e bolt cu a kibra e glas.
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
The Rains Came -- But Not Heavily
It didn't rain cats and dogs last year; the only thing that came down was the
condensed vapor ot the atmosphere, which fell to the earth in drops. Although
1948 wasn't quite the driest year Aruba has known recently, it was the fifth
driest in the past nineteen years. Total rainfall for the year was 9.97 inches.
Nothing unusual about that though until the law of gravity is repealed, rain
will oonitinuc to fall, and laboratoryy No. 3 uill continue to record it, 1949 started
oft Nit"l rain falling on twenty-one days, for a total of 2.12 inches. Lab No. 3
:es nothing unusual about that, either "Where else but down does the stuff
have to go?" they say. "It's so much easier than falling upwards or sideways."
The complete record, as furnished by Laboratory No. 3:
0 '2 0.69'
0l 11 0.01
2.13 0 .1.35
I G0 1).11
'1.12 0 41
Q.3 ;7 0.13
0 23 0.71 .
PEDRITO BOEKHOUDT ISABEL BRICENO SIMON HOFTIJZEI EZEQUIEL KOCK
Wharves Lago Police Pipe Pipe
(Data in nchen)
July Aug. Sept. Oct.
Nil 0.21) 0.63 0.5
1 G6 0 ,2 4 S1 0 10
0. (i 2 1,7.j 4.6-,
1 ., 0 7 1 U31 6.67
0 I1 1.17 0.17 1 00
0.6-1' 0.1, 0 ., l ] 7
1.,4 I1 04 2', -, 2 59
). I1 U 26 i1. IS 1 02
I 6' '22' 02, 1 265
0.55 l.: 1,7 2A 5
1 37 0 2 0.16 1.26
0.I1 0.,3r, 0.51 1.67
U.52 1.12 0.23 2 95
0.41 0.23 0.01 0.55
0U.S 0.71 0.64 0.3h
0.62 0.50 0.58 0.67
0.80 0.62 1.06 1.89
ARMAND C. HODGE
ALBERT C. VEIRA
Rec. & Ship-
All Time Monthly Average l.3 (12s data n.t included Io avveralg.)
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I ARUBA ESSO NEWS FEBRUARY 18, 1949
One of the big contributions to the Dakota team in its drive
to stay at the top in the Safe Workers' Contest is the
group of eye-catching posters made by Adolfo Arends, of
the Telephone Exchange. A lieutenant on the Dakota team.
he has made nine posters which are displayed at various
locations where they will be seen by members of his team.
The scoreboard above is posted at the Telephone Exchange.
Un gran contribution na esfuerzonan di Team Dakota pa nan
keda na top di Concurso di Seguridad ta e prenchinan cu
Adolf Arends di Telephone Exchange ta traha. Adolf ta un
"lieutenant" di Team Dakota y el a traha nuebe prenchi pa
word exhibit na diferente lugarnan caminda miembronan di
so team por mira nan. Esun aki ta record empleadonan den
Telephone Exchange cu "Seguridad ta di mihor".
Untapped oil deposits which may exist to
depths of 20,000 feet or more are being
sought by oil men with the aid of a new
automatic drilling rig (above). Among the
rig's new devices is the remote-controlled
tongs, which grip the drilling pipe so that
it can be unscrewed in sections for stacking.
The operation which used to tax men's
muscles now is done by a pneumatic device
set in operation at the flip of a control by
the operator at the right.
Nicolas Jansen (back to camera), of the
Personnel Department, is invested as a
Rover Scout by Troop Leader Laureano
Geerman, of the TSD Laboratories (below).
Rev. B. Jansen stands at right, and C. Wil-
liams, of the Plant Commissary, at left.
The ceremonies were held at St. Theresa's
Church on January 26. At that time, seven
Cubs were invested as lRoer Scouts into
the St. Paul Troop of San Nicolas.
This one didn't get away, and just to prove it Daniel Johnson
and James Rhoda stretch it out on the deck of the Amacuro.
It's a ten-foot shark which the two Lake tankermen caught
in the harbor here last month. After the shark was first
sighted, there was great rivalry between crewmen aboard the
Amacuro and the Jusepin as to who would catch it, with men
from both ships putting out lines. Eventually the men from
the Amacuro won out and hooked the shark. They estimated
the weight of it to be from one hundred and fifty to two
hundred pounds. Johnson is second cook aboard the Amacuro,
and Rhoda is quartermaster.
Daniel Johnson y James Rhoda, tripulantenan di Amacuro ta
orguyoso di nan pesca; nan a vangu e tribon di 10 pia di
largura den haaf luna pasd. Tripulantenan di Amacuro y di
Jusepin a mira e tribon y foi tur dos vapor nan a tira liia pa
mira cual ta vangue; e biaha aki tabata lechi dushi pa Ama-
euro. E tribon tabata pisa entire 150 a 200 liber.
E portret aki riba ta mustra ora cu Nicolas Jansen (di lomba)
di Personnel Department a worde install como Voortrekker dia
26 di Januari. E ceremonia a tuma lugar na Misa di Santa
Teresita na San Nicolas y esnan cu a oficig tabata Rcerendo
Pader Jansen, Laureano Geerman di Laboratorio y C. Wil-
liams di Comisario (banda robez). Hunto cu Jansen, seis Welp
mas a worde install como Voortrekker.
Even though the group at right might seem a bit elderly to
be high school students, they were nevertheless the first to
attend classes in the new Lago Community School building.
They are members of one of the Training Division's orienta-
tion programs, and attended meetings in the new building last
month. Seated, from left to right, are Larry Herrler, Dick
Buckley, Dr. P. I. M. Lighthart, Art Hughes, Katherine
Lahee, Ed Welsh, and Helen White. Standing, Jim Smith,
Frank Schad, Bob Ewart, Bernard Pewitt, Nora Walsh, Jim
Kendall. and Tom Hrti.
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FEBRUARY 18, 1949
SURINAM. Some time ago the Suri-
nam department of Education and Public
Instruction petitioned the Netherlands
Ministry of Education, Arts and Sciences
to permit the examinations for the
Government certificate for Trade and
Administration to be taken in the capital
city of Paramaribo.
The petition has been granted, and in
future these examinations will be taken
in Paramaribo. This certificate can be
compared with the Dutch certificate for
Accountancy, except that it does not
permit the holder to teach accountancy
in secondary schools.
TRINIDAD. The Department of Agri-
culture here has estimated that the
island's cocoa crop for 1948 reached
eighteen million pounds by the end of
September. This figure is greater than
any crop since 1941. Between 1941 and
this year, Trinidad's cocoa yield fell to
less than seven million pounds.
The Department of Agriculture attri-
butes the good crop to a combination of
causes. The chief one is the favorable
price of cocoa. Estates abandoned during
the war years are being rapidly reclaim-
ed. Other reasons include less loss to
"Witches Broom" disease, following the
dry year in 1947, and pickings from a
new type of cocoa trees, which are now
three years old. The Department states
that more small proprietors are asking
for plants of the new high-bearing
strains each week, and that some pro-
prietors are doing excellent work in re-
claiming abandoned fields.
SUPERTANKER from pace I
would be denied access to some of them
when fully loaded. So, when a new
tanker is to be designed by Jersey
Standard's marine department, one of
the first considerations is to find out
where she is to go and how big she may
be within limits set by harbor and ter-
Although Jersey Standard sustained a
wartime loss of 84 ships, the Esso fleet
is today larger than ever. In addition to
her 131 oceangoing ships, the fleet in-
cludes 84 special types of vessels, such
as lake tankers. The fourteen new
supertankers, such as the Zurich and
Suez, will be worthy additions to this
fleet, the largest privately owned tanker
fleet in the world.
(The above was based on an article in the
November 1948 issue of The Lamp, a Jersey
KEEP EM /FLYlG
1949 Cricket Competition
Gets Started January 30
The 1949 Sport Park Cricket Compe-
tition got under way January 30 with
two matches being played.
The Maple A team defeated the
British Guiana A team, and Energetic
and St. Eustatius played to a draw. In
the first match British Guiana made 89
runs, with C. Mathews making 36 not
out. Maple replied with 138 for 8
wickets, with Straughn scoring 45 and
In the second week's matches, Barba-
dos beat Marelyborne. Marelyborne
scored 86 runs, with Juan Perez making
13 not out. Barbados replied with 98
runs for all, with K. Worrell scoring 42
not out. In the second Marelyborne bat-
ted 109 runs for 7 wickets and retired.
Barbados came back to score 75 runs
for 3 wickets.
Two matches were scheduled for
February 13; St. Vincent was to meet
Grenada at the Sport Park, and Renown
was to play Mercantile at the San
Nicholas Juniors' Field.
On the 20th Baden Powell meets
Coral at the Sport Park, and Middlesex
meets Maple B at the San Nicholas
Matches scheduled for the 27th are
Dominica vs. Maple A at the Sport Park.
and St. Vincent vs. British Guiana B at
the San Nicholas Juniors' Field.
The tourney is divided into two
groups, the Senior and the Intermediate.
In the Senior Group are two leagues, the
Northern and the Southern; in the
Intermediate are the Eastern and the
Intermediate Group games will be
played at the San Nicholas Juniors'
Field, starting at 10 Sunday morning
and lasting until 4 p.m. Senior team will
play at the Lago Sport Park from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Each team will play every other team
in the league once. The winner of each
league will play the final, and the final
matches will be played to a finish.
Points will be determined as follows:
three points for an outright win, two
points for a one-inning win, and one
point for a draw or tie.
The tournament will last until late in
RESCUE from page 1
splash in the water. He ran to the place
from which the sound came, and saw a
man thrashing around in the water.
Edmund jumped down to a timber, or
piling, along the dock and was able to
reach into the water and grab the man.
Edmund lifted him out of the water, at
the same time calling for assistance.
The officer sustained injuries to his
head, and had it not been for Mr.
Edmund's quick thinking and prompt
action, might have drowned.
For winning the Lago Club Football Tourney, the Aruba Juniors received the Bud-
weiser Beer Trophy, donated by WIMCO. Above, H. Panneflek, captain of the Juniors,
accepts the trophy from Marcelina Werleman. At right is Syd Brathwaite, coordinator
of the tournament, and in the lower left corner, R. Kemp, member of the Aruba
Juniors. The presentation ceremony was held Saturday night, February 5. Individual
awards went to B. Hoftijuzer and T. Chirino, who tied for high scoring honors. Each
received a Shaeffer pen and pencil set which were donated by Aruba Trading on behalf
of Schlitz Beer. Members of the competition committee present for the occasion were
Just de Vries, chairman, and E. Lo Fo Wong, George Lawrence, A. St. Aubyn, and L.
Van Breet. Company representatives there were J. J. Abadie and R. Vint.
4. i~i A Pa1; 6*
Jersey Joe Walcott (above right) lets loose
with a left toward Omelio Agramonte in
their three-round exhibition bout here late
last month. At left Jersey Joe (right) is
shown with Baba Adams before their
three-rounder. A capacity crowd turned
out to see the American fighter who
almost toppled the heavyweight crown off
Joe Louis' head.
Large Crowd Turns Out To
See Jersey Joe Walcott
A large crowd turned out the night
1 of January 29 to see Jersey Joe Walcott
S. perform in two exhibition bouts at the
Yl .f Swingsters Square Garden. And they
.- wnt away very much impressed by the
man who twice came close to taking the
world's heavyweight boxing title away
from Joe Louis.
pounds above his usual boxing weight,
Jersey Joe was matched against the 193
Pounds Omelio Agramonte in the first
of hiF two three-round exhibition fights.
After flooring his opponent in the open-
ing round, Walcott confined the remain-
der of the bout to a fancy exhibition of
back-dancing and footwork.
1800-Mile Tow Undertaken In the second bout Jersey Joe was
r o Ocean Tankers matched against Baba Adams. A solid
y E Ocean Tanker left from Walcott in the third had
\ Adams groggy and he was forced to
When it was decided to to the lean on Joe for support.
Ocean tanker Clio to a por where In both bouts Walcott had his oppo-
greater repair facilities were aabl ents lined up for knockout blows, but
the Esso Chattanooga was s elected to preferred to take it easy on them, to
do the job. So the Chattanooga set out the delight of the spectators.
late last month, towing the Clio to New In the 10 round semi-final Bull Gilkes
York. of Trinidad won by a technical knock-
Of unusual interest here in connection out over Rosendo Perez in the seventh.
with the towing of the Clio is that the In the other bouts Young Carpenter
towing-winch on the Esso Chattanooga scored a first round TKO over Young
has an invention on it developed and Gilkes; Ray Conway won a close deci-
patented by Marine Manager G. H. Jett. sion over Young Quick Silver; and
This is an automatic electrical device Young Sharkey fought Baby Atomic
for maintaining constant tension or pull Bomber to a draw.
on the mooring or towing lines. By set-
ting a control, the winch will maintain
a predetermined weight on the line. Ex- ny E
The device has been widely adopted -Refinery Employee Is
for use on vessels equipped for towing, Lost at Sea Christmas Eve '
and by the ore-carrying vessels on the
Great Lakes, on mooring winches for The death of Vivian da Silva, former
which the machine was originally de- well-known Lagoite, was confirmed here
signed. In iron-ore carrying, specially last month by the Captain of the Esso
designed ships carry loads up to 20,000 Raleigh.
tons. Hatches are constructed to a Circumstances surrounding his death
standard size and distance apart to are unknown, except that he was lost
coincide with the chutes from the giant at sea Christmas Eve, as the ship plow-
hoppers at the loading terminals. These ed northward 100 miles from Aruba,
hoppers are pre-filled from railroad after sailing from San Nicolas earlier in
cars, making it possible to load in all the day. He was last seen by members
comptments simultaneously. A 20,000 of the crew about 15 minutes before
ton ship can be completely loaded in midnight December 24; next morning he
approximately two hours. When the was missing, and there was no sign of
chutes are opened and the ore dumped how he came to be lost overboard. The
into the hold, the impact causes the Raleigh alerted other ships between its
vessel to surge heavily; through lack position and Aruba to be on the lookout,
of any controlling mechanism, this but no trace was found.
surge may break the mooring lines He was first employed at the Esso
In 1920 Mr. Jett applied for a patent Club as a clerk in April, 1940, and
on his device, which had been developed worked there several years. He was
for ore-carriers as an automatic means manager of the Lago Club for a time
of keeping the mooring lines at a con- during 1944, and the following year was
stant tension, and holding the ship close assistant housing steward. In early 1945
alongside the dock under these loading he transferred to Receiving & Shipping,
conditions. Mr. Jett sold his rights to and left Aruba in May 1946 to join the
the patent in 1922. The Company fitted F.H. Bedford. Later he was on the
the Chattanooga with a heavy-duty, J.A. Mowinckel, and had joined the
deep-sea towing-winch so that it would Raleigh in New York as a deck main-
be suitably equipped for long-distance tenance man just a week before his
heavy towing in case of an emergency, death.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUSFEBRUARY i. 1
For knowing the answers to the questions Safety Sam asked him about the Safe
Workers' Contest, Michael Hastick (right) won a gift this month. He chose a com-
Spact to give to his wife. Above he shows it to Van Burn Faulkner. Both work at the
Propane Plant. Your team standing, your team captain's name, what's on the current
Contest poster remember, it will be worth your while to know those things when
Safety Sam comes around.
Como e tabata sa tur contest riba preguntanan cu Safety Sam a haci tocante
curso di Seguridad, Michael Hastick a gana un premio e luna aki. El a scoge un
pe duna su sefora. Aki riba Sr. Hastick (banda drechi) ta mustra e polvera
Burn Faulkner. Nan tur dos ta traha na Propane Plant.
Employees of the Foundry, who last month achieved the outstanding record of working
seven years without a single lost-time accident, are shown above. From left to right
are Harold A. Lambertson, in charge of the Foundry; Esteban Croes, Humphrey
McDonald (in back), Maximo Rasmijn, Rupert Logan, Joseph Maduro, James Bryan,
Louis Tromp, Francis Boekhoudt, Gerrit Croes, Richard Trimmingham, Maximiliano
S Croes, Vincent Peters, Hugo McGibbon (shop foreman), and Frankie Leonce. Not in
the picture is Apprentice Marciano Robert.
Seven Year Safety Record
Set by Foundry Employees
One of the refinery's most impressive
safety records was chalked up last
month when the employees of the
Foundry reached the seven-year mark
without a single lost-time accident.
In a letter in which he commended
the employees of the Foundry for mak-
ing this record, Mechanical Superinten-
dent H. Chippendale said "This is an
achievement worthy of praise and
reflects great care and attention to duty
on the part of each man".
"Credit for this impressive safety re-
cord," Mr. Chippendale continued, "can
be duly given to all employees and
supervisors connected with the Foundry
through whose combined efforts this
record has been realized."
In closing, Mr. Chippendale expressed
the hope that the Foundry employees
would continue to perform their duties
without any lost-time accidents, thus
maintaining this outstanding record.
In the Safe Workers' Contest the
Foundry employees belong to the Yama-
Mayor of French St. Martin Dies
Louis Constant Fleming, mayor of
French St. Martin for the past twenty-
two years, died January 30. He was
fifty-one years old, and had been in ill
health for quite sometime.
Mayor Fleming was an officer in the
Order of Oranje-Nassau, and a knight
of the Legion of Honor.
The Dutch government was represent-
ed at the funeral, held at the church of
Marigot, by Lt. Governor J. C. Paap.
The Mayor was buried at the plantation
Bellevue, where he had lived.
Survivors include his wife and two
The thriteen-year old / Vianist, Veronica
Mimoso, is seen above a recital in Oran-
jestad this month. Th young artist ap-
peared twice at the ociedad Bolivariana,
with one of her citals being a special
Produccion Reduci Splica
Den Reunion cu Comite
Reduccion di demand pa petrpleo y
parcemento di mas competencia riba
plaza pa productonan di petroleo tabata
puntonan cu Sub-Gerente General F. E.
Griffin a papia ariba den un reunion cu
Comit6 Consultativo di Empleadonan
recientemente. El a papia ey riba pa
splica motibo di reduction cu a euminza
foie September 1948 y hunto cu esaki
menos trecemento di carga pa medio di
Di mayor interest pa empleadonan ta
su nauncio cu Directiva ta kere cu nan
lo sigui usa tur equipo den refineria
henter e anja aki y cu nan no ta pensa
di dank nungin hende foi trabao. El a
pidi empleadonan masha pa nan coopera
haciendo nan trabao cu eficiencia, paso-
bra cu reduction di production coato di
trabao a subi masha.hopi.
Continud den pogina 5
cu e pididor di limosna cu tabata sufri
ainda di e golpinan cu e bruha a dune.
Bunita a cuid6, laba su heridanan y el
a mara nan cu repi di su shimis.
E pididor di limosna a conte di e bru-
ha y Bunita a bai unbez na cas di e bruha
pe haya su popchi atrobe. Ora e bruha
a mire, el a pensa cu lo e tin un bon cria
den Bunita; el a lagu4 drenta y el a dune
un tayo di cuminda. Bunita a mira su
popchi riba un rekki te na halto aya. El
a pidi e bruha dune e popchi cu tabata
recuerdo cu su Mama a laga pB prome
cu el a muri. E bruha a pidi6 cont4 e
secret pa pone e popchi biba, pero Bo-
nita no kera bise. Ni cu zota e bruha no
por a saka e secret for di dje.
Un dia cu Bunita so tabata den kam-
her el a bai subi pe cohe e popchi bai
cune. Net e bruha a drenta y el a bira
furioso; el a lastra Bunita na su cabei
ta hib4 p'afor unda tabatin un weya
grand cu awa herbe.
E pididor di limosna cu tabata ey
banda a tende grito di Bunita y el a bin
dun4 auxilio. E cu e bruha a cuminza
bring man na man y porfin e pididor
di limosna a dale un stoot push riba e
wea, cu a bolte plama tur e awa herb4
riba e bruha. Den un moment tur loque
a resta di loque tabata un bruha tabata
un djaka cu a corre drenta mondi.
Bunita tabata masha gradici na e pi-
didor di limosna y el a priminti di cuid4
pa tur semper. E era el a bai paden pe
duna e popchi cuminda, y unbez e pop-
chi a haya bida. El a manda Bunita
yama e pididor di limosna pe. Ora el a
bini, e popchi a pone su man riba schou-
der di e pididor di limosna y e di:
"Pasobra bo tabatin balor y curashi,
lo bo bolbe bira loque bo tabata".
Bunita a keda babucA ora e ke mira
cu e pididor di limosna a cambia na un
"Bunita stima", e prins di, ,,abo y
ningun otro mi ke pa ta mi sefiora".
Hunto cu e popchi nan a bai palacio,
unda Bunita a bira reina y cu su bondad
el a gana curazon di tur hende di e tera,
y no tabatin cu por a laga di stime.
THE MAGIC DOLL
Cont. from page 5
and sleep. Finally Bonita decided to run
away; wandering through the forest she
came across the old beggar, who was
still suffering from the blows. Bonita
took care of him, washing his wounds
and bandaging them with strips from
The old beggar told her about the
witch and she decided to go to the
cottage to get her doll. The witch
thought she could make a good maid
out of Bonita; she showed her in and
served a bowl of porridge. Glancing up,
Bonita saw her doll on a high shelf
and asked the witch to give it back to
her. The witch asked to be told the
secret of how to bring the doll to life,
but Bonita refused to talk. The witch
tried to make her speak by beating her
up, but Bonita kept her secret.
One day when Bonita was alone in the
room, she tried to snatch the doll away
from the shelf; just then the witch
walked in and she went into a fury. She
grabbed Bonita by the hair and dragged
her outside, where she had a huge pot
of boiling water.
The beggar who was nearby heard
Bonita's screams and came to her
rescue. He and the witch got into a
terrible fight and the beggar finally
pushed her against the pot, which turn-
ed over, spilling the boiling water on the
witch. A moment later, all there was
left of the witch was a gray rat that
scurried into the woods.
Bonita was very grateful to the
beggar and promised to take care of
him all her life. Then she went in and
fed her doll, which came to life imme-
diately. She ordered Bonita to bring in
the beggar, and putting her hand on his
shoulder she said: "Because of your
courage, you shall once again become
your former self". Bonita's mouth drop-
ped at what she saw; the beggar had
become a handsome prince.
"Dear Bonita," he said, "no one but
you shall be my queen."
Outside stood a beautiful saddled
white horse; Bonita and her handsome
prince, and the doll too, of course, set
out for the palace, where Bonita became
a good queen, dearly loved by her
people. And they lived happily ever
Site of the Proposed Seventy Four New HBF Houses
The site of the seventy-four new houses to be built by the Home Building Foundation
is shown above. The new houses, each of which will be located on a plot four hundred
square meters in size, will be built in the Seroe Preto district, northwest of the present
Lagoville houses. The sloping site above will give residents of the new houses a view
of the sea in the background.
E portret aki ta mustra un parti di district di Seroe Preto, e lugar caminda Home
Building Foundation lo laga traha e 74 casnan nobo.
Cost of Living Bonus for S. & R.
Employees Continues 3 Months
A new cost of living bonus for Staff
and Regular employees for February,
March, and April was announced
February 4, following the latest study
of price changes.
The new bonus, similar in all respects
to the bonus of the past three months
except in amount, will be 7.14 per cent
of regular and overtime earnings and
any acting or temporary allowances.
Bonus pa Costo di Bida
Pa Siguienfe 3 Lunanan
Un bonus pa costo di bida pa e luna-
nan di Februari, Maart y April a worde
anuncia dia 4 di Februari pa empleado-
nan Regular y di Staff.
E bonus ta igual na e bonus anterior
den tur respect cu exception di e per-
centahe cu ta 7.14% di tur ganamento
regular y di overtime y tambe riba dife-
rencianan temporal of interino den
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