Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: April 22, 1949
Frequency: biweekly
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
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VOL. 10, No. 6


APRIL 22, 1949

It Makes a Whale of a Difference

"What difference does it make how much I do, or whether I do it
well, as long as I can get by? After all, it isn't my company."
The employee who uses this as an argument for failing to do his best
work shows poor reasoning. Even overlooking the fact that the company
is paying him to do a job and to do it well, his reasoning is still wrong.
Because it is his company. A large part of the company's total income
goes back into his pockets, in the form of salaries, bonuses, employee
benefit plans, better medical care, and a dozen other ways.
Good business means good jobs. Employees of a healthy company
fare better in every way than employees of a shaky company.
"It isn't my company, so why should I worry about whether I do a good
;ob or not?"
If the entire employee body thought that way, it would be true that
it wasn't their company. In fact, it wouldn't be anybody's company. There
[ust wouldn't be a company. No business can survive in today's competi-
tive market unless each employee, from the top executive to the lowest
wage earner, accepts the responsibility he has toward his fellow workers
and his company, doing his part of the job the best way he knows how.

Community Fund Drive Nets $ 28,480

Officers pfhe Lago Community Council, and members of the coordination committee
whicJ;.onducted this year's drive for funds, are shown above. In front, from left to
rifti, are Mrs. D. W. Kurtz; F. S. Hayes, president of the Council; C. F. Smith
airmann of the fund drive committee; J. R. de Lara; and A. P. Post. In back are F. H.
Himes; H. Gordon; E. M. Babcany; L. S. McReynolds; and T. F. Hagerty. Not in thE
picture is Mrs. E. Jackson, executive secretary of the Council.

Final figures of the Lago Community Council's drive for funds to carry on
its work during 1949 show that 734 Colony residents, representing over 90 per
cent of the Colony, contributed $24,480.67. The Company contribution of $4,000
added to this brings the total amount received up to $28,480.67.

John Socha, a guard at the Bayway tanker docks of the Esso Standard Oil Company
in New Jersey, still has not succeeded in coaxing Brownie to come any closer to him
than is pictured above. The dog has been meeting all incoming tankers at the Esso
docks since last June, when it is believed he went AWOL from a Norwegian tanker.

Dog, Left Behind,


Vigil for Master's Return

A brown Eskimo-type dog of uncertain ancestry, who has been haunting the
docks of the Esso Standard Oil Company at Linden, New Jersey, has just
about convinced the men who have fed him since last summer that he is looking

for a familiar Norwegian face to take
Brownie, as he is known to the men
since about last June. The only sign of
friendliness he has shown has been to
take food and only that when it is
left on the ground at a distance. If he
cannot reason, as authorities say, a
highly developed instinct seems to tell
him that if he is ever to find his master,
believed to be a crew member on a
tanker, he had better stick close to the
spot where they were last separated.
And, good weather or bad, he seems to
be doing that with a determination and
faith that have won the admiration of
the men who have tried in vain to adopt
The only occasion when Brownie
shows any enthusiasm is when a Jersey
Standard tanker puts in. Then he runs
down the dock, sniffs the air searchingly
and, when his nose tells him it is not the
ship he is looking for, returns to his
sleeping area to wait for another ship.
A hardy animal, he prefers to sleep
in the open instead of the dry and warm
quarters offered to him by the men at
the docks. His one concession to bad
weather is to crawl under a loading
platform when it rains or snows.
John Socha, a guard at the dock, has
tried to make friends with the dog
since he first noticed him around the
refinery last summer, but thus far he
has succeeded only in a mild way.
Continued on page 3

him home.
at the docks, has roamed the dock area

First Big Pay-Off Coming;
Contest's 2nd Half Ahead

The winner of the first half of the
Safe Workers' Contest will be announ-
ced shortly after the first of next month.
The opening half, covering the six
months from last November 1 through
April 30, ends next Saturday. The team
having the most improved accident re-
cord for that period will be declared the
With the first half ended, all twelve
teams will enter the next period with an
equal chance to come out on top in the
second half of the Contest. This half
covers the period from May 1 through
October 31.
The latest available scores show that,
at the end of the Contest's 23rd week,
the Dakota team was retaining its lead
among the twelve teams. Nine teams had
improved their accident records by 30
per cent or better, and all teams which
maintain this 30 per cent improvement
during the year of the Contest will re-
ceive awards.
The team standings as of April 10:

This is a significant increase over the
or 53 per cent of the residents in the
Colony, gave $17,737,88.
Numerous relief and welfare agencies
will benefit from these contributions.
Contributors designated that their con-
tributions go to 57 different organiza-
tions. In addition, the largest sum pled-
ged for a single purpose, $11,536.44, will
go for unspecified purposes; this amount
will be available for use whenever and
wherever the need arises.
This year's drive for funds was headed
by C. F. Smith, with F. H. Himes and
J. R. de Lara as co-chairmen of the
coordination committee. Others on that
group were T. F. Hagerty, secretary;
H. Gordon, chairman, and V. F. Schuitz,
and P. B. Judson, publicity; E. M. Bab-
cany, chairman, and G. A. Molloy, finan-
cial; A. P. Post, chairman, and S. G.
Evans and Mrs. E. Jackson, collection;
and L. S. McReynolds, entertainment.
Over a hundred people assisted in the
collection of funds. In charge of this
Continued on page 7

Prom6 Parti di Concurso di
Seguridad Ta Cerra 30 di April
Prome mitar di Concurso di Segaridad
lo yega na su fin 30 di April y e team-
nan victorioso lo worde anuncia algun
dia despues. E team cu ta mustra mas
adelanto den nan record durante e pe-
riodo di November 1 te April 30 lo worde
declara ganador.
Despues di esey tur team por gana
premio ainda, si nan mehora nan record
cu alomenos 30% durante e anja cu e
Concurso ta dura.

J. Stewart Harrison, ex-Process
Supt., Dies at Baton Rouge

J. S. Harrison, who retired as process
superintendent here in February 1947,
died suddenly at his home in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana April 16. He was 56.
He is survived by his wife, who was long
active in Colony affairs, by a son, and
by his daughter, Mrs. C. J. Griffin.
Mr. Harrison's long service with the
Company started February 24, 1911 at
the Baton Rouge refinery, and in the
next few years he worked at Tampico
and at Bayway. Military service took
him for over two years in World War I,
in which he was a major. Following the
war he worked for a number of years

figures for last year, when 493 persons,

O. Mingus, Lago's assistant general man-
ager, is shown with the Netherlands deco-
ration of Officer in the Order of Oranje-
Nassau, which he received last month. The
honor, originally announced late last year,
came to him at the recommendation
of the Netherlands Minister of Overseas

O. Mingus, Sub-Gerente General di Lago,
ta admira e condecoracion di Officier den
Orde di Oranje-Nassau cu el a ricibi luna
pasa. E condecoracion cu a worde anuncia
originalmente na fin di anja pasi, a worde
dunA na Sr. Mingus riba recomendacion di
Ministro di Teritorionan Ultramar.

Benet Gets New Consular Post

Edward Benet, American consul in
Aruba for the past two years, has re-
ceived a new assignment and is due to
leave here April 25. His new post will be
as American consul at Reynosa, Mexico.
To succeed Mr. Benet, H. Ried Byrd
has been named vice-consul here. Until
his arrival sometime in June, Vice-Con-
sul Henry Krausse will be in charge of
the consulate.

1949 Olympiad

The 1949 Queen's Birthday
Olympiad starts at 9 a.m. April 30,
and events will go on continuously.
See full story on page 7.

Continued page on 2 Continued on page 6

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The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, May 13. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 6.
Telephone 523

Piinted b\ the C Culaa- che Col;ant. Cuincan, N.W.I. I

As one factor in meeting the growing traffic problem, Lago
recently installed the international system of traffic signals oil
concession roads. A number of the most important are pictured
In the top row, the design at left gives the 40 KM speed limit.
The center one with the vertical bar asks for extra caution be-
cause children may be crossing in the area. The horizontal bar
at top right means "no entrance here".
In the middle row, that "X" at left shows an intersection. The
center sign is not official, but Pete has a good idea there -
DRIVE SAFELY. The sign at right, with the vertical bar again,
indicates another special'need for caution.

Departmental Reporters
(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this Issue)

Simon Coronel
BIpat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
Iphll Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Sllva
Bertie Vlapree
Huge de Vrles
Wlllemfrldus Bool
Mrs. ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh
Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edgar Conner
Marli Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber
John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Stella Oliver
Ricardo Van Blarcuem
Claude Dolah
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Ralroon
Jeffrey Nelson



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Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stills
C.T.R. & Field Shopa
T.S.D. Office
Powerhouse I & 2
Laboratories I & 2
laboratory 8
Lago Pollep
ES.an Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
M.& C. Office
Manons & Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Commlasary
Plant Commineary
Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Carlenter & Paint

In the bottom row, the one at left means "no stopping" at that
particular point. The triangle on the square field, at center, tells
of a school nearby. At right, the "P" with a bar across it means
no parking.
Every driver is required to know these. E er) GOOD driver
observes them.

Sigur ta importa-

"Kico ta import cuanto mi ta traha of si e trabao ta bon haci
of no, tantem cu mi ta gana mi placa. Toch compania no ta di
E empleado cu ta usa es argTumento aki pe laga di haci su best
na trabao, no ta much sabi. Pa cuminza Compania ta pagu6 pe
traha y pa e haci e trabao bon. Y si e ta kere cu no ta import
di traha bon pasobra no ta su compania, anto e ta kere robez,
pasobra en realidad ta su compania. Indirectaniente e tambe ta
probecha di ganashinan di Compania, na forma dl salario, bonus,
plannan di beneficio, mihor tratamiento medico y hopi otro cos.
Bon trabao ta trece bon negoshi, y bon negoshi atrobe ta
result na mas ganashi. Empleadonan di un Compania fuerte ta
mihor parA cu empleadonan di un Compania menos progresivo.
Si henter grupo di empleado pensa cu nan no tin nodi di haci
nan best pasobra toch no ta nan compania, anto pronto lo no ta
nan compania, ni di nan ni di ningun otro hende, pasobra lo no
tin compania mas. Ningun negocio no por keda riba pia den conm-
petencia actual, si tur empleado, di esun di mas halto te esun cu
tin e salario di mas abao, no acepta e responsabilidad cu e tin
pa cu su compafieronan di trabao y pa cu Compania, esta di haci
tur esfuerzo pa e haci su trabao asina bon cu ta posibel.

S Twenty-nine Employees Start
Clerical Training Courses

Twenty-nine employees began courses
in Lago's clerical training program on
April 1. The group is divided into four
sections: beginners' typing, beginners'
shorthand, intermediate typing, and ad-
vanced shorthand. Several are taking
two courses.
Each group meets one hour a day,
five days a week. Both the beginners'
courses will last thirty-six weeks; the
intermediate typing class will last for
twenty weeks, and the advanced shoat-
hand ten weeks.
Members of the beginners' typing
class are M. Pieters, Balsam Bissam,
G. Alders, Juan Briezen, E. Gibson,
Ismael Croes, P. Rodriquez, N. Hassell,
and Miss H. Barrow.
Continued on page 8

With the first half of the Safe Workers' Contest drawing to a close at the end of this
month, employees of the Safety Department keep a close tab on the scores of the twelve
teams. Scores for the final month of the first half are computed above by Oscar Anton-
nette (left) and Luis Maduro, with Francisco Thiel working at the card file where
employees' accident records are kept.

Awor cu prome parti di e Concurso di Seguridad to yega na su fin na cabamento di e
luna aki, empleadonan di Safety Department ta masha ocupa pa hiba cuenta di record-
nan di e diezdos teamnan. Esnan cu ta traha ey riba ta Oscar Antonette (na banda
robez), y Luis Maduro, mientras cu Francisco Thiel ta traha cu e kaarchinan di record
di accident di cada empleado.


1. Dakota
2. Daimari
3. Bucuti
4. Fontein
5. Yamanota
6. Malmok
7. Palm Beach
8. Balashi
9. Druif
10. Andicuri
11. Hooiberg
12. Bubali

from page I
Per Cent Improvement

-- 77
+ 57
+ 50
+ 50
+ 49
+ 44
+ 41
+ 34
- 33
+ 15
+ 2
- 5

These scores indicate an overall refi-
nery improvement of 39 per cent.
After next week each team will start

on the second half with a clean slate.
One will have as good a chance as ano-
ther to win this half of the Contest. In
addition, the team that makes an out-
standing record in this second half will
have a good chance to win the awards
for having the most improved record of
the year.
And all twelve teams can win prizes
by improving their past accident records
by 30 per cent or more during the year.



A son, Lloyd anndolf, to Mr. andl Mrs. Osmond
Mtichell. Match 25.
A .on. Christopher Alfled, to Mr. and Mrs
Christ ,hpL Romne>), NMarch 2,5.
A daughter. Jacinth Monicu Cynthia. to Mr.
nisd MlI.. James Romney, March 27.
A son, Gerrit Ul ch. to MI and Mrs. Carloq
Vi,. Malch 27.
A daughter, MAloenl Theplea, to Mr. and Mrs.
\ lo'nude. Gibhn, March 29.
A daunhtor, Louvimna Aleeia, to Mi. and Mrs
Henlicv Itdge, Match 21.
A daughter. VeLna AlMlded. to Mr. and Mrs.
Uctel Pete,.in Mlarch :0.
A daughter. Olivia O1 ac.t, It. Mi. and Mis
I 'anr Croes, March :30.
A "ln. Julan Clhmatco. o Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Van Den Berg. MI.rch 31.
A ol. U benjamin I Fianklin. to MI. and Mrs. Leo
C(unel. March :31.
A daughter, Sanldi. Nazmon, to Mi. and MAr.
nl >ii Yenkaill.. Aill, f 1.
A dlaunghti. Y-.tte (rniceline. to Mi. and MAi
.ilonathai \Willlam Alril 1.
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Jianiel W rle, man, \i ll 1
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A. daughter Epifania ititina. to Mi. and Mis.
ldanl ts Welleb, A in 7.
A daughter. IPailhna Vitoia. to MIr. and Mrs.
MltLean ('CutI oe., A il. I S.
A orn. ('all.< Jne, toA Mr and Mr.,. Rudolf de
MNIandt ..\pril s.
A son, Mecrke, to Ml. and Mrs. Iendtik van
lofw .egen. Alil I*
A\ 'augiihte S'l\ ia Eli,.beth. to Mi. and MtN
Nellius Van Vollevelile. All I10.
A lauihto,. Heat.. I.ucinida. to Mi. mand AMs
.ntel DtksL., AdplI 10.

Eleven Graduate From

Clerical Training Class

Eleven employees were graduated
March 25 from the advanced clerical
training program for upgrading steno-
graphic personnel. They had completed
a ten-week program in shorthand and
Members of the group attained a
minimum speed of 80 words a minute in
shorthand, and 50 words per minute in
Industrial Relations Manager B. Teagle
addressed the graduates, urging them
to carry back to their respective offices
the knowledge they had received in the
course. Their increased efficiency, he
said, could do much to reduce the cost
of their office operations.
Fred Pariss replied on behalf of the
graduating class, and Mr. Teagle pre-
sented the diplomas.
W. A. Keibler, who was in charge of
the course for the Training Division,
spoke briefly and received a gift from
the members of the graduating class. On
behalf of the group, H. A. Pilgrim pre-
sented the gift to Mr. Keibler.
Another clerical training class began
April 1.

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Members of the advanced clerical training class which graduated March 25 are shown
above with their instructor, W. A. Keibler, of the Training Division. From left to right
are Mr. Keibler, George O'Brien, Florian Hodge, Damian Tromp, Richard Henry, Dulce
Peterson, McDonald Springer, Frederik Pariss, Austin Pilgrim, Byron Noel, Caesar
De Souza, and Ivan Richardson.

buskin Miss moom mon L

APRIL 2, 1949

Jamaica -

(This is the third in a series of articles about
places to visst in the Caribbean are..)
Whether he stops over for a day, or
spends a week there, the tourist to
Jamaica should find his visit a reward-
ing one.
After the visitor arrives at Palisadoes
Airport (KLM planes go from Aruba to
Jamaica every Sunday, Tuesday, Thurs-
day, and Saturday), he may travel by
passenger car to the Myrtle Bank Hotel
in Kingston. There, if he stays, he will
find everything possible to make a
guest comfortable. In addition to excel-
lent cuisine, bar, dance floor, special
rooms, and swimming pool, the Myrtle
Bank maintain a one-hour cleaning and
laundry service.
Kingston is interesting rather than
beautiful, and those interested may visit
the market, the Institute of Jamaica
with its library and peculiar museum,
and the attractively laid out Hope
Tours from Kingston by car to all
parts of the island may be arranged
through a hotel or the KLM agents.
Rail transportation to various parts
of the island is also recommended. One
can make several beautiful tours, and
those who stay on the island for a longer
while may, with the help of maps, travel
guides, and one eye on their purse, plan
several pleasant and varied excursions.
The tourist who has only one day in
Jamaica must choose between a motor
trip to Spanish Town, the island's for-
mer capital with its nice chapel, and a
visit to the Old Ferry Inn on the out-
journey and to Stony Hill on the way
back or a trip to the Blue Mountains,
to Hardwan Gap, where one has a strik-
ing view of the city of Kingston.

Montego Bay
For those who remain longer in
Jamaica, a two-day excursion to Mon-
tego Bay is recommended. Spanish Town
is passed on the way, and the north
coast is reached by way of Fern Canyon.
In Ocho Rios a visit to the Shaw Park
Hotel is strongly recommended because
of its view and its outstanding food.
The night may be spent at Montego
Bay. This is the second largest city on
the island and is an internationally
famous seaside resort. Located in the
town proper are many well stocked
shops, an esplanade along the sea, beach
clubs, a country club with tennis courts
and a nine-hole golf course. Principal at-
traction in the area is the swimming at
Doctor's Cave Beach.
Located directly on the waterfront is
the popular Casa Blanca Hotel which,
with its illuminated windows, looks like
an ocean steamer on a gala night.
On the trip back a stop in Mandeville
is worthwhile. This typical English
country town in the tropics is also
exceedingly suitable for a longer stay.
Here, one should not expect worldly
amusement, but a restful stay in a cool
climate midst wonderful tropical flora
and orchids which even grow along the
side of the road.

Pleasant vistas open out from most Ja-
maican hotels. Above is a typical scene of
the Jamaican countryside.

The best bathing beaches on the island
are found along the north coast in the
vicinity of Montego Bay, Roaring River,
and Dunn's River Beaches near Ocho
Rios in St. Ana's.
The Shaw Park Hotel and Dunn's


Hope Botanical Gardens, an agricultural experimentation station in Kingston, is noted
for its formal gardens, pictured above, as well as for its particularly fine orchid houses.
(Photo by K.L.M.).

The Casa Blanca Hotel, at Montego Bay, is located directly on the waterfront (below).

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River Guest House both have private
beaches. Boston Beach at Fort Antonio
is easily accessible from the Tichfield
Hotel. On the south coast, Treasure
Beach in the parish of St. Elisabeth is

Although Jamaica has numerous
hotels, tourists are advised to make
reservations before arriving. A sample
of hotel rates: the Myrtle Bank Hotel in
Kingston, single room for $12, double
$24, including meals; the Tichfield Hotel
in Port Antonio, $8 per day including
meals; Hotel Casa Blanca in Montego
Bay, room and bath $8 per day, includ-
ing meals; suites, including sitting room,
cost $12 per day.
There are several excellent movie
theaters in Kingston and throughout the
island which show American and
English films. Cost of admission varies
from 35 cents to $1.
Also in Kingston are several night-
clubs, best known of which are the
Colony Club, the Glass Bucket Club, and
the Springfield Club.
All towns of any size have their
markets which sell the usual market
products as well as several items which
are produced locally.
The average temperature of the island
varies from 78.8 degrees at sea level to
62.4 at 5000 feet. The maximum tempe-
rature at sea level is 87.5 degrees.
English is spoken throughout the
island and is the sole language. Guided
tours may be arranged through Messrs.
John Cook, Ltd., the Tourist Board of
Jamaica, and the Myrtle Bank Hotel.
Passports and visas are required of
all visitors to the island except Ameri-
can citizens who possess a return ticket
or a through ticket to another destina-
tion. American citizens in this category
are given a landing card which they
must return to immigration on depar-
All passengers must satisfy the
health authorities that they do not have
a contagious disease before they are
permitted to land. While it is not neces-

Marine Arts and Crafts Show
Presents Over Hundred Exhibits

This year's Marine arts and crafts
exhibition drew 109 various exhibits
foom Marine personnel and their fami-
lies, as compared to only 70 last year.
The show was held at the Marine Club
April 3. with the large crowd of specta-
tors voting for the winning exhibits.
The "best in show" award went to
A. R. Gait for his oil painting of a
The following were judged winners:
Oil Paintings A. R. Gait, Capt. R. J.
Water Colors Capt. R. J. Storie, Capt.
R. J. Storie.
Pencil Sketches Mrs. A. Kirtley, Mrs.
A. Kirtley.
Woodwork and Models Capt. S. G.
Mills, Capt. J. P. Turner, J. D. New-
Metalwork R. Bills.
Photography A. Dawes.
Needlework Mrs. A. McCallum, Mrs.
D. Hynd, Mrs. D. Hynd.
Unclassified Mrs. A. McCallum.
Among the children's drawings and
paintings, prizes went to C. Chandler,
J. Turner, and Miss H. Adamson for
children under eight years old, and to
R. Turner and Miss V. Chandler for
children over eight. R. Gee won an
award for handicrafts by children under


Louis Croes, of the Pipe Department,
died March 20. He was thirty-one years
old, and had been with the Company for
almost twelve years.
Mr. Croes' survivors include a wife
and three children.

sary to show health or vaccination cer-
tificates, all landing passengers must
submit to having their temperature
taken immediately after landing.

LOST DOG Continued from Page 1
"He sure acts like a depressed
animal," Socha says. "He probably
knows me better than anyone else and
yet he will not give me any sign of
recognition. It is pathetic to see him
run to each ship, each time full of hope,
and then slowly walk away. He will
make friends with no one, and it is not
a matter of knowing the language of his
master. We have a feeling he is a Scan-
dinavian dog and have tried to coax him
in Norwegian and other languages,
pidgin English and seamen's lingo, but
nothing seems to work. He sure must
love that master. We are all hoping to
be around when and if a ship arrives
with the face the dog wants to see."
Efforts of Esso tanker men to find
the dog's owner so far have been fruit-
less, but they think they have clues
from the records of the customs office
at the docks. The time Brownie first was
noticed, after apparently going AWOL,
was last June shortly after the depar-
ture of the Tanker Thorunn, a Norwe-
gian vessel. The manifest of the ship's
arrival listed three dogs aboard which,
according to customs men, were des-
cribed as two adults and one puppy.
One of the dogs was listed as owned by

the chief engineer of the tanker. In the
opinion of the men around the docks,
Brownie may have been the chief
engineer's dog.
When the Thorunn called at Bayway
in January this year the dog looked over
the crew and retreated to his hideaway.
But since, the men at the docks have
learned that the chief engineer who was
aboard the vessel last June was not on
duty when it arrived in January.
Brownie's friends have a feeling that he
may be looking for that particular chief
engineer and they have spread that word
to men aboard tankers for relay to oil
ports of the world where, they hope,
there may be a chief engineer who will
hear about a dog that he probably feels
deserted him.

Emiliano Bislick (left) is another Lago
employee who learned that it was worth his
while to stay informed of his team's score,
its standing, and his captain's name in the
Safe Workers' Contest. For being able to
answer those questions when Safety Sam
came into the Welding Shop, he received
the pen knife he shows above to Jose Hen-
riquez (center) and Henry Nichols.

Emiliano Bislick (na banda robez) ta
mutra un pennemes cu el a haya como e
tabata sa contest riba tur pregunta di
Safety Sam tocante Concurso di Seguridad.
Esnan cu ta admira e premio ta Jzrs Hen-
riquez (mei-mei) y Henry Nichols.

FWIWA Sponsors Courses

The French Windward Island Welfare
Association recently started a series of
classes for its members and associated
members. Instruction is presently being
given in shorthand, arithmetic, typing,
and English.
Classes are held each Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday under the in-
struction of Eric Gairy and Emma
Classes ih Dutch and Spanish will be
offered after the necessary text books
arrive. It is also planned to give instruc-
tion in French when the teacher, now
on the way, arrives in Aruba.

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Over a hundred earnest searchers for brightly-colored Easter
eggs threshed the grass at the picnic Grounds last Saturday
at the annual party sponsored by the Sunday School beginners'
department. Above, a young couple compare trophies of the

Lago President J. J. Horigan (left) presents a thirty-year service emblem to C. W.
Walker, general foreman of the Pipe Department. Looking on are F. W. Switzer,
assistant division superintendent in the Mechanical Department (left), and T. C. Brown,
comptroller. Mr. Walker's company service started February 5, 1919 with the Midwest
Refining Company at Casper, Wyoming. He came to Lago on March 17, 1930 as a sub-
foreman in the Pipe Department. His service in that department has been continuous.

When Adriaan Damen
(left) retired this month
after eighteen years ser-
ce with the Company, his
friends in the Mason and
Insulator Department
presented him a watch
as a farewell gift. E. F.
McCoart, general super-
visor of the department,
is seen giving him the

Despues di 18 anja di
servicio, Adriaan Damen
K (na banda robez) a tu-
ma su retire e luna aki.
Su amigonan den Masons
y Insulators a dune un
oloshi como un recuerdo
di e anjanan cu el a
traha hunto cu nan. Riba
e portret nos ta mira su
hefe, E. F. McCoart ta
entregue e regalo.

Saba, an interpreter of Hindu dances of the
Dutch East Indies, is shown at right at her
performance recently in the Sociedad Boli- /
variana. Her appearance here was sponso-I
red by the Aruba Art Circle, the Eaglf
refinery, and ANV. From here the dance
went to Curagao for performances thye.
(Photo by S. Rajroop.)

Luna pasa nos por a admira na Sociedad
Bolivariana e bailenan Hindu interpret pa
"Saba", kende ta famoso den e especialidad
aki. El a nace na Oost Indie.



Felipe Erasmus (above) is another Lago employee who
stays informed of his team's progress in the Safe
Workers' Contest and finds that it pays off. By
knowing his team standing, its score, and its captain's
name, he received the belt buckle he holds from Safety
Sam. He works in the Cracking Department.

Felipe Erasmus (aki riba) ta un otro empleado di Lago
cu tabata na altura di progress di Concurso di Seguri-
dad y a worde recompense pa esey cu un bunita gespu di
faha. Mr. Erasmus ta traha den Cracking Department.

Cecil Bristol (right) receives from E. J. Kulisek, of the Safety Depart-
ment, the prize for turning in the top slogan of the month for the Safe
Workers' Contest. Mr. Bristol, a lieutenant on the Balashi team, recei-
ved a pedicure set for his slogan "Know and Obey Safety and Win a
Prize". He works in the Garage.
Cecil Bristol (na bands drechi) ta ricibi di E. J. Kulisek di Safety
Department, un premio pa e lema cu el a propone pa usa den Concurso
di Seguridad e luna aki. Sr. Bristol su lema ta "Know and Obey Safety
and Win a Prize", esey ta nifict: Conoce y Sigui Reglanan di Seguridad
pa bo Gana Premio. Sr. Bristol ta traha ua Garage.

APRIL 22, 1949



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Lago's lights begin to glow as the
sun ends another day.

for thetfirst time in half a century, Netherlanders
of the Netherlands throughout the world will cele-
10 rather than August 31 as their Queen's birthday.
ss birthday4 best wishes to ft.M. Queen Juliana will
le's hopes for a long and successful reign.
celebra Anja di La Reina 50 bez riba dia 31 di Augus-
i 30 di April lo worde celebri, siendo cu ta anja di La
. Cu tur bon deseonan na La Reina Juliana, dia di su
leblo ta spera cu lo e reina cu 6xito hopi anja largo.

At right is the Esso Montevideo,
newest of the supertankers con-
structed for the Standard Oil
Company (New Jersey). The huge
tanker has a capacity of 9,000,000
gallons of oil. The Esso Montevi-
deo, like the other supertankers
already built, will be used mainly
in Middle East operations, carry-
ing crude from the east to Europe.
Occasionally, when the big ships
return to the States, they will come
in here for a load of fuel oil. The
new finger pier facilities, now
under construction, are being
geared to handle the big new

Esso Montevideo, ta un otro di e tankernan nobo y extra
grand cu Standard Oil ta traha y cu a bini cla ultimamente.
E tin un capacidad di 9,000,000 galon di azeta. Lago ta hacien-
do algun cambio na finger pier pa e tankernan grand per
ancra aki tambe.

icon Club gathered above for a triple ceremony presentation of
married couples, and awarding of trophies to winners of the table
Couples receiving gifts were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker (first
ian from right), and Mr. and Mrs. F. Guevara (he's at left of table
wearing dark dress). Table tennis awards went to Leslie Bryan and
I runner-up in the A class, and C. Batson and A. Campbell, winner
and runner-up in the B. class.

They're off! Some of the over 300 Scouts,
Cubs, and Rovers who turned out for the
Scout athletic program at the Lago Sport
Park look on as the contestant in the three-
legged race get going. (Story on page 7.)
Aki nos ta mira algun di e 300 Padiinder-
nan di diferente trupanan cu a tuma p.:rti
na e program atlitico na Lago Spo I Park
pustando careda cu un pia maria na pia di un

"The King and Queen of Fools," Sonny
Nelson and Birgitte Gregersen, are shown
at right after their crowning at the Lago
High School's April Fool Dance. Part of the
ceremony consisted of their being liberally
showered with water, as can be seen by
their soaked clothes. (Photo by Charles





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Shown above are eight long-time employees who recently became annuitants. They are,
from left to right, Adriaan Damen, Dominico Briezen, Richard A. Richardson, Felix
Jansen, Luis Geerman, Raymond Henriquez, Pedro Rasmijn, and Edward Sargeant.

Eight Long Time Employees
Join Ranks of Annuitants

A total of 163 years of Company ser-
vice came to a close this month when
eight employees became annuitants. The
eight were honored with a retirement
luncheon which was attended by mem-
bers of management, supervisors, and
The new annuitants:
Domimco Briezen's service began May
14, 1926. A chipper in 1932, he designed
and came back to work for the Company
the following year as a helper-rodman
in the Engineering Department. At the
time of his retirement, he was an instru-
ment man B in the same department.
Adriaan Damen came with the Com-
pany on January 31, 1931 as a fireman
in the Pressure Stills. Several months
later he transferred to the Mason and
Insulator Department. When he retired
ne was a mason A.
Luis Geerman's service began on April
10, 1925. He worked at the Drydock un-
til 1948, when he transferred to the
Carpenter Department. He was a cor-
poral C there when he became an
Raymond Henriquez started with
Lago on August 20, 1930 in the Pressure
Stills. In 1941 he went to the Labor De-
partment as a laborer B. He transferred
to the Garage in 1946 and worked there
until his retirement.
Pedro Rasmijn went to work at the
Pressure Stills on February 6, 1930. In
1940 he transferred to the Storehouse as
a laborer B. He was a salvage helper B
there at the time of his retirement.
Richard A. Richardson began his
company service on February 1, 1932 as
a painter. In 1936 he transferred to the
Drydock as a laborer C. He remained
there until his retirement, when he was
a laborer B.
Edward Sargeant began as a mechani-
cal helper at the Drydock on March 8,
1929. In 1943 he transferred to the Pipe
Department and was a pipefitter helper
B when he became an annuitant.

Tres Chauffeur Ta Cumpli
10 Anja sin Accidente

Pasobra nan a mantene recordnan
excelente durante e 10 anjanan cu nan
tin ta stuur pa Compania, tres chauffeur
di Lago a ricibi recompensa pa esey den
forma di un suma di placa. E tres em-
pleadonan aki ta Ruperto Angela, Jan
S. Croes, y Euguenio Koolman, tur di
Garage-Transportation. Ademas di e
regalo cada un di nan a ricibi un carts
di recomendacion di Sub-Gerente Gene-
ral O. S. Mingus.
Comentando riba e feit cu ningun di
nan no tabatin of no tabata inclui den
ningun accident pa su mes culpa du-
rante e 10 anjanan cu a pasa, Sr. Mingus
di cu nan record excelente ta masha di
aprecia. El a felicita nan y el a bisa cu
Compania ta masha gradici pa e bon
ehempel cu nan a duna, di un record di
cual no por ta masha orguyoso.
Sr. Angela ta traha cu Compania foi
1 di Juni di 1929. El a cuminza na
Dining Hall, pero el a haya transfer pa
Marine Department como chauffeur dia
24 di Juli di 1937.
Sr. Croes a cuminza den Labor De-
partment 31 di Mei di 1934, y el a bia
chauffeur di tractor dia 2 di April, 1934.
Sr. Koolman su servicio cu Compania
a cuminza dia 1 di Juni 1931, como
chauffeur na Marine Department.

HARRISON DIES, Cone. from page 1
at Charleston. From 1926 to 1932 he
was with the Standard Oil Co. of Ohio,
returning to the Jersey company in Oc-
tober 1932, when he came to Aruba.
After short periods with M & C and
TSD, he joined the Operating Depart-
ment, and was process superintendent
at the time of his retirement.
During much of 1945 and 1946 he was
a member of Allied commissions that
were sent into Europe and Japan to sur-
vey the effects of bombing on industrial
installations. At the time of his death he
was employed as a consultant by the
Ethyl Corporation in connection with
expansion of their facilities at Baton


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William H. H. Aldie is seen above at the
luncheon given in his honor this month
before his retirement. He came to Lago on
February 22, 1929 in the Light Oils Finish-
ing Department, where he remained until
his resignation in March, 1935. Returning
to Aruba on January 1, 1939 he was assign-
ed to the Acid and Edeleanu Department.
Since last February he has been on special
assignment as an operator.

10-Year Perfect Driving Records
Win Awards for Three Employees

For maintaining perfect driving re-
cords during the ten years they have
each driven for the Company, three em-
ployees were recently presented with
cash awards. They were Ruperto Angela,
Jan S. Croes, and Eugenio Koolman, all
of Garage-Transportation. In addition
to the award, each received a letter of
commendation from Assistant General
Manager O. Mingus.
Commenting on the fact that none of
the three had had an accident or been
involved in one that was in any way his
fault over the past ten years, Mr. Mingus
added that "your excellent performance
is very much appreciated by your Com-
pany. I personally congratulate you and
commend your good example of which
you should be proud".
Mr. Angela has worked for the Com-
pany since June 1, 1929. Starting in the
Dining Hall, he transferred to the
Marine Department as a chauffeur on
July 24, 1937.
Mr. Croes, starting in the Labor De-
partment on May 31, 1934, became a
tractor driver on April 2, 1934.
Mr. Koolman's service with the Com-
pany began on June 1, 1931 as a chauf-
feur in the Marine Department.

Mr. Cricket and Mrs. Ant

Mrs. Ant was carrying grain after
grain down into her nest. It was a hot
day in summer, and big drops of sweat
glistened on her forehead.
Mr. Cricket, lyng lazily in the shade
of the trees, watched her staggering
along with a grain as big as her body.
"Why should anybody drive himself
like that," he thought, when it is so
good to lie in the shade and sing one
song after the other?" And Mr. Cricket
just lay there and sang, until he started
yawning. He then closed his eyes, cross-
ed his hands over his chest, and slept.
Ah, but Mr. Cricket loved the summer
days; the brightness of the sun and the
pretty flowers and birds around made
him feel very, very happy, and he just
sang all day; and when he wasn't sing-
ing, he was sleeping in the shade.
One day followed another and the
leaves on the trees became brown and
fell to the ground. Still more days pass-
ed, and the trees were all bare, and
though the wind blew through them,
there were no more leaves to drop. And
then one day it started to snow. Mr.
Cricket could not sit under the trees
anymore. He was feeling terribly cold
and so very hungry. Not one little fly
could he catch; not a single grain could
he find. Everything was covered under
a thick white blanket of cold snow.
Mr. Cricket finally decided to call on
Mrs. Ant for help.
"Knock, knock, knock!"
"Who's there?" asked Mrs. Ant from
way down in her warm nest.
"It's me, Jiminy Cricket," he answer-
ed, "and I need your help."
Mrs. Ant came up and opened her
front door.
"Well, Mr. Cricket, what's your
trouble?" she asked.
"I am so very hungry, Mrs. Ant; please
let me have some grains to get by until
winter is over. I promise to pay you back
before June, 'pon my word."
Now Mrs. Ant was all right, but there
was just one thing she did not like, and
that was the business of lending and
"What did you do all summer?" she
asked Mr. Cricket.
"All day long I sang, Mrs. Ant, please
don't get mad......"
"You sang? That's just dandy! Now
let's see you dance," said Mrs. Ant, and
with that she slammed the door right
smack into Mr. Cricket's face, leaving
him out in the cold.

A May Calendar

5 Liberation Day
8 Mother's Day
10 Germans Invaded Holland, 1940
15 Air Mail service established, 1918
Israel's independence proclaimed, 1948
21 American Red Cross founded, 1881
26 Ascension Day (HOLIDAY)
30 Memorial Day

Compa Kriki y Comh Vruminga

Coma Vruminga tabata carga simiya
trei simiya ta hiba su cas. Tabata haci
masha calor y sodor tabata corre cuater-
cuater riba Coma Vruminga su frenta.
Compa Kriki, bon drumi den sombra
cu pia riba otro tabata weita Coma
Vruminga ta lucha, ta bin cu un simiya
mas grand cu su curpa. Compa Kriki
di den su mes:
"Ta pa'si kico hende ta cansa nan
curpa tanto, ora cu nan por drumi den
sombra dushi asina y canta un cancion
trei otro." Y Compa Kriki a keda ta
drumi y cancion a keda ta basha, te ora
cu el a cuminza gaap. E ora el a cruza
su mannan riba su pecho, el a cerra su
wowonan y el a cuminza ronka.
Ay, Compa Kriki tabata goza dianan
di verano full! Briyo di solo y tur e
flornan bunita y e paharitonan rond di
dje tabata pone sinti6 mashi happy, y
henter dia e tabata b18 canta; y ora cu
e no tabata canta, ta pasobra e tabata
drumi bao matanan. Compa Kriki tabata
goze un mundo, bibando awe sin pensa
Dianan a sigui otro y blaachinan a
cuminza seka y nan a cuminza cai fo'i
palo. Mas dia a pasa y tur a keda bashi,
y make com duro biento tabata supla,
no tabatin mas blaachi pa tumba. Y ata
un dia...... sneeuw a cuminza cai.
Compa Kriki no por a rek e curpa bao
di sombranan di matanan mas. Frioe ta-
bata cerca di mat6 y stoma tabata rank
sin piedad. Ningun muskita e no por a
haya fangu; y di simiya, ni holo. Tur
cos tabata tapA bao di un dekel blanco
y frioe di sneeuw. Porfin Compa Kriki a
dicidi di bai busca un auxilio cerca Coma
Vruminga. El a bai na su cas y el a
bati na porta.
"Ta ken t'ey?"ComA Vruminga a
"T'ami, Compa Kriki; mi tin master
di un auxilio," Compa Kriki di.
Coma Vruminga a subi bini ariba y el
a habri su porta di cas.
"Bam mira, ta kico a pasa?" el a
puntra cu su mannan na zi.
"ComA Vruminga, chamber ta cerca di
mata mi y frioe ta come. Bo'n por fia mi
algun simiya te ora cu e tempo frioe aki
pasa? Lo mi paga bo tur back, asina
tempo di calor yega atrobe," Compa
Kriki di.
ComA Vruminga no tabata mal hende,
pero pa bands di fiamento ai e no taba-
tin famia.
"Ki b'a haci henter verano?" el a
puntra Compa Kriki.
"Mi a canta henter dia, no rabia Coma
"B'a canta? No me lo digas! Wel cu-
minza balia awor." Y cu e palabranan
ey Coma Vruminga a dal e ports cerra
cu un vert, cu si Compa Kriki no a bula
atras liher su nanishi lo a cohe awa
blauw. E ora Compa Kriki a comprende
cu si hende ta cansa nan curpa den tem-
po di calor, ta pa nan no pasa trabao
den tempo di frioe.

In a picture caption in the last issue of the
Aruba Esso News, Amos W. Lake, winner
of an award for knowing the answers to
Safety Sam's questions about the Safe
Workers' Contest, was incorrectly identi-
fied. Our apologies to Mr. Lake.

The three men above recently received awards for having driven for the Company for
ten years without a single accident. They are, from left to right, Eugenio Koolman,
Jan S. Croes, and Ruperto Angela.
E portret aki ta mustra tres chauffeur cu ta sigul reglanan di Seguridad continua-
mente; nan a cumpli 10 anja ta stuur sin un solo accident. Di robe: pa drechi:
Eugenio Koolman, Jan S. Croes y Ruperto Angels.

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APRIL 22. 1949


CYI Pays FIs. 695 to 21 Night Softball To Start
At Lago Heights Next Month

Twenty-one employees shared Fls. 695
which Coin Your Ideas paid for sugges-
tions in February. Top award was
Fls. 50, with six persons turning in
ideas which brought them each that
The winners:
Frederick Ritfield, Fls. 50, issue frame
for certificates to 1941 and future
Henry Gittens, Fls. 50, remodel gauge
boards and bobs on all standard tanks.
Frank Mingo, Fls. 50, relocate steam-
ing in lines -C.U. nos. 1-4 strip and
mix tanks and C.U. nos. 5, 6, 7, and 9
strip tanks.
Fcrnando Luidens, Fls. 50, light indi-
cators for telephone lines.
Wilhelm F. Loor, Fls. 50, use salt
water from S02 condenser outlet for
cooling lean water.
Owen Banfield, Fls. 50, construct
"steady-rest" for use on Cincinnati mill-
ing machine.
Robert Khan, FIs. 35, return typed
copy of CYI to suggestor before begin-
ning of investigation.
Angel Ridderstap, Fls. 35, substitute
copper for iron bar re overhead crane
nos. 1 and 2 Contact Plant.
Theodore Holtane, Fls. 30, drive fit
monument pins instead of brazed.
Vincente Semeleer, Fls. 30, install
ventilators at various Drydock shops.
Ramon Sharpe, Fls. 30, hinge window
supports at apprentice shops.
Richard Smith, FIs. 30, indirect light-
ing blinker attachments, CYI suggestion
Jules Dutier, Fls. 30, drill !." hole in
bottom of each trunnion bearing sup-
port SO2 burner Acid Plant.
Evans Oxley, Fls. 25, replace hospital
wall with wire fencing.
S. W. Alleyne, FIs. 25, install valve
wrench holders or brackets on handrails
- H.P. tank headers.
Thomas Ackie, Fls. 25, provide means
to keep door of refrigerator open -
isolation room.
Ceril Vroolijk, FIs. 20, cyclists to walk
up and down L.H. hill.
Bruce Robertson, Fls. 20, additional
benches at Esso Dining Hall.
Francis Camacho, Fls. 20, install 2"
nipple and valve inlet of gas release
to K.O. drum Tar Plant.
James Annamunthodo, Fls. 20, install
box on door of Lago Heights linen room
near B.Q. 1-3.
Joseph Guy, Fls. 20, install 3/4" by-
pass around feed flow control valve at
L.P.G. Plant.

COUNCIL from page 1
group were 18 captains: J. J. Cahill,
M. A. Davidson, T. F. Eagan, Mrs. L.
Easten, J. N. Gritte, T. H. Harrod, I. P.
Hoffman, E. Jackson, Mrs. V. E. Kil-
patrick, H. J. Mills, Mrs. G. N. Owen,
N. P. Schindeler. R. E. Shearon, Mrs. E.
S. Stanley, K. H. Walker, T. Wolfe, R. M.
Zaner, and A. Kirtley.
Officers of the Community Council
are F. S. Hayes, president; J. R. de Lara,
vice-president; E. M. Babcany, treasurer;
Mrs. E. Jackson, executive secretary;
Mrs. D. W. Kurtz, recording secretary;

The Lago Heights Advisory Committee
will sponsor a night softball tournament
to begin early next month. This will be
the first time the big lights have been
used for night softball. Games will be
played at Lago Heights starting at 7:30
in the evening. One game will be sche-
duled a night, with games tentatively
planned for four nights a week.
Around ten teams are expected to
enter the competition, which will last for
several months. A cup will go to the
winning team, and several individual
awards will be made.
The committee in charge of the tour-
nament includes J. De Frees, chairman;
Syd Brathwaite, coordinator and secre-
tary; C. R. A. Bishop, Max Lashley,
A. A. Texeira, and George Lawrence.
Captains of the various teams entered
will also be invited to sit on this

Around the Plant

Six employees of the Drydock have
left, or are leaving shortly, on vacation.
Simon Geerman, Esso News reporter for
that department, started his vacation
April 14. He went to Caracas for three
weeks for a recheck on an operation
which he had performed there several
months ago.
Nicasio Bernadina, machinist, started
his vacation April 20, and is remaining
in Aruba.
Due to start his vacation April 23,
Juan Donati, machinist, also plans to
stay here.
Three employees are due to begin
their vacations April 30. They are
Lino Bremen, laborer, who is taking
four weeks off and remaining here;
Federico Kock, boilermaker helper, who
will spend his ten weeks here; and
Abraham Rodgers, laborer, who has
seven and a half weeks off and is going
to St. Vincent, his first trip there in four

Chartered Planes Take 150
Home Over Easter Holidays
Specially chartered planes made it
possible for approximately 150 Lago
employees and family members to return
to their homes over the Easter holidays.
The planes were operated by the Nation-
wide Air Transport Service.
About 30 people were scheduled to fly
from Aruba to Barbados; 55 were to
make the flight to Port of Spain and
British Guiana; approximately 30 were
to go to St. Lucia, and another 30 to
This is by far the largest number of
employees who have taken advantage
of specially chartered planes to fly to
their homes over any holiday period.
They were scheduled to return either
April 18 or early on the morning of
the 19th.

and F. H. Himes who, as last year's
president, acts in an advisory capacity
to the Council.

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Members of the Marine Cricket Club are shown with the Gentleman, a team which
opposed them in a match last month at the Lone Palm Stadium. The first ball was
bowled by Marine Manager G. H. Jett, after which the MCC batted, declaring 179 for
6 wickets. Pete Storey, of the MCC. retired after scoring 101 runs. The Gentlemen were
all out for 47 and scored 76 with all out in the second innings. On the back row, from
left to right, are J. MacLean (umpire), J. Brown, A. Fox, L. R. Good, T. O. Robbins,
W. C. Berlie, J. L. Howe, L. Wise, G. Futter, and G. A. Quackenbos. Seated in the
middle are E. G. Armstrong, T. E. Welch, P. Storey (MCC captain), Mr. Jett, D.
McWhirr (umpire), W. F. Baker (captain of The Gentleman), and W. E. Gibbons.
Kneeling in front are M. Morrow, L. G. Tock, C. Whyment, T. Phillips, and S. Hart.

1949 Olympiad Set To

Go On All Day

Members of the Lago Sport Park committee meet above to discuss arrangements for
the Queen's Birthday athletic program on April 30. From left to right are Freddy
Dirksz, chairman; David Solomon; Alvin Matthews; Eric Gairy, publicity; A. Rasul;
Mario Croes; E. J. Huckleman, coordinator; and Robert Martin, secretary. Not in the
picture are J. H. Nunes and Henry Nassy.

Scout Athletic Program
Draws over 300 Entrants

Over three hundred Scouts, Rovers,
and Cubs from all over the island turned
out March 26 for the Scout athletic meet
at the Lago Sport Park. Top honors
went to the Prince Bernhard group;
its Scouts won the cup donated by Mrs.
John Opdyke, and its Cub Pack walked
away with the Viana Cup. Both tro-
phies will circulate from year to year to
the various winners of the meet.
Instrumental in setting up the meet
and conducting it was a committee work-
ing under Rev. D. J. Jakeman, chairman
of the San Nicolas Committee of the
Netherlands Boy Scouts. Members of
this group were Henry Nassy, vice-
president; Bill Hodgson, secretary;
A. Veenendaal, treasurer; Fred Reece,
scoutmaster; and Leo King, of the
Arnold Gittens, a Cub in the Bernhard
troop, received the cup for being voted
the outstanding athlete.
Other prizes, such as flashlights, foun-
tain pens and pencils, and cameras, went
to the winners of the various events.
The winners in the Cub events:
100 yard flat race: A. Gittens (Bernhard);
M. Phanthophlet (Bernhard); H. Richard-
son (St. Michael).
Relay flat race (400 yards), team of
four: Bernhard; St. Paul; St. Michael.
Sack race: A. Gittens (Bernhard); C.
Berkel (Bernhard); C. Berkel (Bernhard);
A. Clarke (UNIA).
Three-legged race: Gittens and Newton
(Bernhard); Thomas and Berkel (Bern-
hard); Horigan and Tucker (Lago Colony).
Throwing cricket ball: M. Phanthophlet
(Bernhard); A. Gittens (Bernhard).
Boy Scout winners:
100 yard flat race: F. Clarke (Bernhard);
L. Mingo (St. Michael); C. Berkel (Bern-
Relay flat race: Bernhard; Juliana;
220 yard flat race: A. Westerink (Julia-
na); A. Corbin (Bernhard); F. Clarke
Sack race: D. Smith (UNIA); W. Gittens
(Bernhard); H. Mezas (Arowakken).
Three-legged race: Hodge and Lynch
(Bernhard); Gibbs and Corbin (Bernhard);
Warner and Richardson (Bernhard).
High jump: A. Corbin (Bernhard; A.
Westerink (Juliana); Gibbs (Bernhard).
Throwing cricket ball: Robins (Holy
Cross); Teefuhut (Juliana); S. Reed (Bern-
Tug of war (team of eight): Juliana;
Rover Scout winners:
O101) ard flat race: L. Sullivan (Holy
C(rss ); (. IeCkhoudt (St. Paul); L. Sharpe
(St. Paul).
221) yaid flat race: L. Sullivan (Holy
Cross), G. Mansterre (St. Paul); M. Mar-
chena (St. Paul).
Sack I;ire: W. Young (Holy Cross); E.
Morris (Holy Cross); C. Boekhoudt (St.
Winners among the Scouters:
1001 yard flat race: V. Jordan (Bern-
ald); I). London (Holy Cross); F. Recent
Troops participating in both the Scout
and Cub events were Bernhard, UNIA,
St. Paul, St. Michael, Arowakken, Holy
Cross, and Lago Colony. The Juliana and
Baden Powell troops participated in the
Scouting events.

Staq Above the 30%/

Mark and Win A Prize

A full day of athletic activities will
highlight the 1949 Queen's Birthday
Olympiad, to be held April 30 at the
Lago Sport Park. Starting at 9 o'clock
in the morning, the program will con-
tinue on through the late afternoon,
when awards will be presented to the
winners of the various events.
Over a hundred trophies will go to
the day's winners, and a larger number
of entrants are anticipated than ever
before. At least three prizes will be given
to the top three winners in the various
events. In addition, special trophies will
go to the outstanding male athlete, the
outstanding female athlete, and the
outstanding apprentice performer.
Entry forms may be obtained at the
Main Gate, Lago Sport Park, Lago
Heights Club House, Esso Heights Post
Office, and from the Lago Sport Park
Committee members. Entries must reach
the Lago Sport Park Committee, care
of the Personnel Department, on or
before April 28. Entrants are urged to
sign up at the earliest possible date.
The Olympiad is free, and the public
is invited to attend.


Birthday Events

The S-mile run (in the Sport Park) starts at
9 a.m. The decorated bicycle contest Is at 10 a.m.
Remaining events will follow immediately.
1. 5-mile race, open.
2. Decorated bicycle contest, open.
3. Weight lifting contest, open.
4. Best developed body.
5. 100 yards race, apprentices 16 and
6. 100 yards race, open.
7. 1, mile bicycle (free wheel), open.
8. Needle and thread, girls under 15.
9. Sack race, 50 yards, apprentices.
10. 220 yard race, open.
11. Egg and spoon, 50 yards, ladies.
12. 50 yard race, under 10 years.
13. 100 yard race, apprentices, 17 and
14. 440 yard relay (4-110 yards),
teams of four, open.
15. Needle and thread, 50 yards, ladies.
16. Three-legged race, 50 yards, appren-
tices and office boys.
17. Long jump, open.
18. 2-mile cycle race, racers only, open.
19. Egg and spoon race, girls under 12.
20. 440 yard race, open.
21. 50 yard race, ladies.
22. 100 yard skipping race, girls under
23. 1-mile bicycle race (free wheel),
24. High jump, open.
25. mile race, open.
26. 1' mile cycle race (free wheel),
ladies only.
27. Shot put, open.
28. Three-legged race, 100 yards, open.
29. 1 mile race, open.
30. 100 yard race (men 35 and over).
31. 3-mile cycle race (racers only),
32. Greased Pole, open.


Semi-Monthly Payroll
April 1-15 Monday, April 25
April 16-30 Monday, May 9

Monthly Payrolls
April 1-30 Tuesday, May 10


APRIL 22, 1949

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Employees of the Materials and Specifications Squad in TSD admire the wedding gift
which Leopold D. Anthony received from the group March 25. The presentation was
made by R. J. Eula. Mr. Anthony was married March 26 to Eno Providence. The
ceremony was performed at the Methodist Church.

Patients at the Lago Hospital gather around the sales service cart operated by members
of the Colony's Women's Guild. The new service, started this month, provides such
personal items as stationery, candy, cigarettes, toothbrushes, magazines, and similar
articles. Prices are the same as those at the Commissary, and the project is being
underwritten by the Lago Community Council. Above, Mrs. R. H. Shakelton (left) and
Mrs. D. R. Evans, chairman of the project, operate the cart. (Mrs. F. H. Hayes was
also a member of this sales group, but was working in another ward when the picture
was taken.) Patients looking on are from left to right, Esteban Henriquez, of the
Garage; Mattias Vrolijk, son of Ramon Vrolijk of the Marine Launches; Leslie Lejuez,
of the Wholesale Commissary office; and Edwin Cham, an apprentice.

Jacob Kleberg stands at the right of the table holding the farewell gifts he received
from the Receiving and Shipping staff. The occasion was Mr. Kleberg's resignation,
after over twenty years service with Receiving and Shipping; he hopes to open a small
grocery in Oranjestad. F. J. H. Penney, who presented the gifts, stands on the other
side of the table. A farewell speech to Mr. Kleberg was made by R. Watson, to the left
of Mr. Penney.



On behalf of the Laundry staff, Virginia Barnes (right) presents a wedding gift to
Fortunata Rasmijn. Looking on are friends from the Laundry's pressing section. Miss
Rasmijn was married March 31 to Antonio Sigueira da Silva, of Colony Service. The
ceremony was performed at St. Theresa's Church.

Members of the Esso Club Advisory Committee are shown above at a recent meeting.
In front from left to right are Dr. W. Koningsberger, Nora Walsh, R. MacMillan
(chairman), and G. A. Quackenbos. In back are Dr. R. F. Brace, T. F. Eagan, C. C.
Griffin, Jr., S. Hartwick, and W. C. Richey. Not in the picture is F. E. Marcial,
on vacation.

Aruba Sends Cricketers

To Curagao to Play CPIM

An Aruba all-star cricket team went
to Curacao over the Easter holidays for
a match against the CPIM team. The
two clubs were to compete for the Crown
Life trophy, which Aruba had previous-
iv v'on in the 1947 tourney.
Th, se making the trip were: C. A.
Brown (captain), W. Joseph, E. Alkins,
St. C. Warner, I. Went, C. Lynton,
C. Bonadie, C. Nicholas, C. Blenman, C.
Matthews, L. Smith, B. Griffith, A. Per-
rotte, E. Hubert, U. Goddard, E. Ro-
main, R. Martin, and E. Huckleman (ma-
nager). C. J. Monroe, of Lago's Person-
nel Department, accompanied the group.

St. Eustatius Clubs Meet Here

The third series of games between the
St. Eustatius Cricket Clubs of Aruba
and Cu-ragao was to take place over the
Easter weekend. This was the second
time the Curacao club had visited Aruba
for matches with its sister team.
Matches were scheduled to be played
at the Lago Sport Park on April 16, 17,
and 18.


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In the beginning shorthand course are
E. Wever, V. Goddard, Nydia Ecury,
Stafford Courtar, Mrs. J. Me D. Gonza-
les, G. Alders, Francisco Kock, Juan
Briezen, S. Perryman, Mrs. Ivy Butts,
Miss J. A. Williams, Mrs. P. Ramphal,
J. O. Peterson, and Mrs. B. Trappenberg.
Members of the intermediate typing
course are Clyde H. Mayers, S. Perry-
man, Mrs. Ivy Butts, Mrs. B. Trappen-
berg, C. E. Dickson, F. Geerman, and
A. A. Creft.
The advanced shorthand course in-
cludes Lillian Every, Barbara Assing,
Miss M. Illidge, and Lincoln Lewis.
The courses are conducted by the
Training Division, under the supervision
of W. A. Keibler.

Engagement Announced

A recently announced engagement will
bring together Miss Sally Funk, of Mont-
clair, New Jersey, and Jan Jacob Rude-
loff Beaujon, Instrument Department
Miss Funk is now attending Southern
Seminary and Junior College, at Buena
Vista, Virginia. The wedding is planned
for August 5, in Oranjeatad.

Employees of the Equipment Inspection Group gathered (above) to present a wedding
gift to Herbert Hengeveld. Mr. Hengeveld (left) receives the present from A. Kadim.
He was married April 2 to Carmen M. Marchena at St. Theresa's Church.


Employees from the Carpenter Department and from the Masons and Insulators
gather above to present wedding gifts to two friends. At left Thomas Morson presents
the gift to James John (facing camera), of the Masons and Insulators. Mr. John was
married March 24 to Leonora Richardson at St. Theresa's Church. At right, Jeffrey
Nelson presents the gift to Joseph Roberts (facing camera), of the Carpenters He
was married March 24 to Idena Mathews.




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