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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: May 13, 1949
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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A RUBLISHED BY TE LA OIL TRANSPORT CO., LTD.



\OL. 10, 1o. 7 -PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.


S


MAY 13, 1949


Dakota


Tops


First


Half


Safety


Contest


Thousands See
Best Olympiad
Hundreds of athletes and thousands
of spectators joined at the Sport Park
April 30 for the celebration of H.M.
Queen Juliana's birthday, first since her
coronation, in a sports Olympiad rated
as the best yet staged. Over 100 valuable
prizes were awarded in the 32-event pro-
gram, with keen competition in every
event.
Among interested spectators during
the afternoon were Governor L .A. H.
Peters of Curaqao and Lt. Governor
L. C. Kwartsz of Aruba.
Special trophies went to R. O. Jack-
son, selected as the day's outstanding
male athlete; J. Peters, the outstanding
apprentice: and M. Josefa, named the
outstanding female athlete.
Among the speakers at the meet were
Lago President J. J. Horigan, Marine
Manager G. H. Jett, Gov. Peters, Lt.
Gov. Kwartsz, and B. Teagle of In-
dustrial Relations.
Three addresses of welcome were
given. B. K. Chand spoke in English,
H. M. Nassy in Dutch, and B. F. Dirksz
in Papiamento.
The awards to the winning athletes
were presented by C. F. Smith, of Lago's
management, with E. J. Huckleman act-
ting as master of ceremonies. M. E. In-
niss gave the response to Mr. Smith's
talk.
A new layout was used for the track,
giving the crowd the best view possible
of all the events, and a special effort
was made to keep the center ring clear
of spectators so all could see.
For devoting long hours to the prepa-
ration of the Olympiad and for seeing
that it went off smoothly and efficiently,
much credit must go to Chairman
Dirksz, of the Lago Sport Park Com-
mittee; E. J. Huckleman, coordinator;
and to the many employees who worked
with them as judges, stewards, time-
keepers and the many other kinds of
work needed to make the day a success.
(For detailed results see page 7.)


CO r .


Assistant General Manager 0. Mingus presents a sterling silver belt buckle to Dakota
Captain J. H. Leysner, while Dakota's lieutenants look on. The Dakota team won the
first half of the Safe Workers' Contest, with an accident improvement record of 76 per
cent, 20 per cent ahead of the second place team. From left to right above are Mr.
Mingus, Mr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, and A. Arends.
Sub-Gerente 0. Mingus ta present un gespu di plata na captain di Dakota, J. H.
Leysner, den presencia di tenientenan di Dakota. Dakota a sali victorioso cu un adelanto
di 76% den nan record, hibando e siguiente team 20 punto. Di robez pa drechi: Sr.
Mingus, Sr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, y A. Arends.


Yehudi M uhin To Play Here

T noted violinist, Yehudi Menuhin,
give a recital in Oranjestad on May
26, Ascension Day. He will appear at
the De Veer Theater at 8:15 p.m.
Mr. Menuhin's program will consist of
works by Beethoven, Bartok, Paganini,
Debussy, de Sarasate, and Wieniawski.
He will be accompanied by the Dutch
pianist George Van Renesse.
Mr. Menuhin's appearance here is
sponsored by the Aruba Art Circle in
cooperation with the management of
the De Veer Theater. Admission will be
Fls. 6 for members of the Art Circle, and
Fls. 8 for non-members.
Tickets may be obtained at the KNSM
office in Oranjestad, and the Peasant
Shop in San Nicolas.


C. F. Smith congratulates R. O. Jackson as he presents the huge trophy awarded to the
outstanding athlete at the Queen's Birthday Olympiad. The Esso Dining Hall speedster
also won the award at last year's Lago Sport Park meet. (More Olympiad pictures on
page 6.)
C. F. Smith ta felicity R. O. Jackson mientras e ta entregue e tr6feo grand siendo cu
c tabata e atltico cu a destaca mas den e Olimpiada di Anja di La Reina. Anja pasa
tambe es empleado di Esso Dining Hall a gana es tr6feo aki.


Dakota A Gana Prom6 Mitar
Di Concurso di Seguridad
Team di Dakota, cu un adelanto di 76 %
den su record, a worde declare ganador
di prome mitar di Concurso di Seguridad.
E prome mitar ta cubri e period di 1 di
November, 1948 te 30 di April, 1949.
Cada muher den e team di Dakota lo
ricibi un polvera di plata y cada homber
lo ricibi un gespu di plata cu insignia di
Concurso di Seguridad ariba. Si nan ta
desea, e hombernan por tuma un paar di
zapato di Seguridad na lugar di e gespu;
e zapatonan aki ta e nobonan, tipo
mocasin.
Premionan lo worde entregA e siman
aki.
Miembronan di Dakota ta inclui em-
I leadonan di Cracking Department, Elec-
trical Department, T.S.D.-Engineering y
Executive Office.
Asina cu a worde anuncia cu Dakota
a gana e prome mitar di Concurso di Se-
guridad, captannan y tenientenan di e
Continued no pagina 8


Chief Brook Gets Dutch Medal
Chief G. B. Brook, of the Lago Police
Department, was last month decorated
by the Netherlands Government with the
Gold Medal of Honor in the Order of
Oranje-Nassau. On behalf of Her Ma-
jesty Queen Juliana, the honor was an-
nounced here April 29 by Lt. Gov. L. C.
kwartsz.
Awards of this nature are made for


S meritorious service toward the
community.


Olympiada PrecensiB
Pa Algun Mil Hende


X


state or


All Teams Share

In Forty Per Cent
Plant Improvement

Employees Set Sights
On Winning Second Half

The Dakota team, with an accident
improvement record of 76 per cent, was
this month declared the winner of the
first half of the Safe Workers' Contest.
This half of the Contest covers the
period from November 1, 1948 through
last April 30.
To each member of the Dakota team
will go one of the following prizes: for
ladies, an Elgin American compact with
sterling silver finish; for men, a sterling
silver belt buckle with the Safe Workers'
Contest emblem on it. Or, if they choose,
the men can select a pair of safety shoes
instead; these shoes are the new-style
moccasin type.
Prizes were to be distributed this
week.
Members of the Dakota team include
employees from the Cracking Depart-
ment, the Electrical Department, TSD
Engineering, and the Executive Office.
Immediately following the announce-
ment that Dakota had won the first half,
the captain and lieutenants of the win-
ning team received the congratulations
of the Company Management.
"Your team's 76 per cent improve-
ment record is most gratifying," Assis-
tant General Manager O. Mingus told
them, "especially in view of the fact that
you were twenty points ahead of your
nearest competitor".
Extending credit to the team captains
and his lieutenants for getting out and
promoting safe working practices among
the employees, Mr. Mingus added that
"most accidents can be avoided. By
making your teams members more
conscious of the importance of working
safely, you men have done a great deal
in our campaign to materially reduce the
number of accidents".
To Dakota Captain J. H. Leysner, re-
presenting the winning team, Mr. Mingus
presented a sterling silver belt buckle.
Dakota lieutenants who accompanied
Mr. Leysner to the meeting were
A. Arends and V. Jacobs, of the Electri-
cal Department; H. Kelly, representing
TSD Engineering and the Executive De-
partment; and F. Da Silva, of the Crac-
king Department.
With the first half of the Contest
over, attention will now be centered on
establishing high records for the second
six months, and for the overall accident
improvement record for the entire year
of the Contest. The second half will end
on October 31.
There are still three more chances to
Continued on page 7


Atl6ticonan y mironesnan cu a monta
na algun mil a reuni na Sport Park, dia
30 di April pa celebration di Anja di La
Reina Juliana, pa di prom6 bez desde cu
el a worde corona. E Olimpiada a result
esun di mihor cu tabatin. Mas di 100
premionan bunita a worde present bao
di e program cu tabata consisti di 32
event.
Entre esnan cu tabata present trei
merdia nos a nota Su Excelencia Gou-
verneur Peters di Curagao y Gezagheb-
ber L. C. Kwartsz di Aruba.


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ARuBA NE W

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES, BY THE
LACO OIL A TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, June 3. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 27.
Telephone 523
Pointed by the Curagaosche Courant. Curaqao, N.W.I.



An intersection in a street can be looked at two ways -
either it belongs strictly to you any time you come near it,
or it is public property and is something you share with
others, like sunshine.
If you look on it as a sharing proposition, you slacken
speed as you approach the intersection, and are ready to
pounce on the brake if another car shows up with an equal
claim to it. If, on the other hand, you are the type that
believes it is only yours, you steam on through like the
Twentieth Century Limited, your foot still heavy on the gas
and at the same speed you used back in the middle of the
block, gambling that no one is in the way.
Fortunately most drivers are of the "sharing" variety -
they not only share all intersections with others of their
Idnd, but also with the high speed locomotive drivers. Fortu-
nately also, it isn't often that two of the non-sharing variety
happen to enter the same intersection at the same time,
because if they do there is a crash that can be heard for
blocks, with twisted steel and broken glass all over the place,
and maybe a broken body or two.
Share the intersections and live longer.


Bo por consider cruzada di caya na dos manera of bo
ta consider completamente di bo kid ra eu bo yega cerca,
of bo por consider como propiedad p6blico y algu eu mester
worde comparti cu otro, mescos cu, por ehempel, lus di solo
ta pa un y tur goza di dje.
Si bo ta comparti eruzada di caya cu otro, bo ta mengua


Departmental Reporters
(Dots ldleate that rplrter has turned in a Up fr ths issue)


Simon Coronal
Blpat Chand
Sattaur Batchau
Simon oeermann
Bernard Marquis
Iphbll JOnes
Ersklne Andeson
Fernando d Sllva
ertle Viapre
Huge de Vries
WIllemfrldus o**e
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacite de Kort
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mengroo
Els Mackintosh
Calvin Hassell
Federice Ponson
Edgar Connor
Marle Harm
Cade Abraham
Jan Odube
John Francisclo
Jose La Cruz
Stella Oliver
Ricardo Van llarcum
Claude Bolah
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Ralroop
Jeffrey Nelson
George Lawrence


,ooooooo HoIpital
Storehouse
Instrument
Drydook
Marine Office
oooooo 0 Receiving & Shipping
oooooooo Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stills
C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Accounting
Powerhouse 1 A 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
laboratory 3
Laro Police
Easo A Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
Catalytic
M.& C. Office
Masons A Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith. Boiler a Tin
Pipe
Weldln
Colony Comnmissary
Plant Commissary
Laundry
Sn o o Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Garage
Personnel
Sports
o o o o Special
Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant


speed ora bo ta averrando y be ta para cla pa brake si
acaso tin un otro auto ta hini, cu tambe tin mes derecho
ribs e cruzada cu bo. Si di otro banda, bo ta haya cu ta di
bo so e ta, anto be ta sigui preta riba gasoline, pasa bai
manera un vuurpijle, cu speranza cu lo no tin mas auto ta
bin cruza na e mes memento.
Ta bon cu mayoria di chauffeurnan ta comparti derecho
cu otro, y ta bon e vunrpijlenan no ta topa cu otro na e mes
cruzada much bez, pasobra si nan yega na topa ante lo tin
un sla pa henter stad tende, cu hopi kibramento di glas y
machicamento di staal y hero, y podiser dos tres cadaver pa


flapa.
Comparti dereeho
bo biba mas largo.


Members of the Colony's Womens' Club listen to Mrs. J. L. Blair Buck, president of the
General Federation of Womens' Clubs, who was a recent visitor to Aruba. She was
accompanied by nine other ladies from the General Federation in the States. Mrs. Buck
is seen in center; on her right are Mrs. W. L. Curtiss, slated for next year's presidency
of the Colony's Womens' Club, and Mrs. F. R. Burson, present president. While the
visitors from the States were here they were received by Lt. Gov. and Mrs. L. C.
Kwartsz; taken on a tour of the island by the Aruba Dames Club, who entertained them
at luncheon; and honored at a tea given by the Colony Womens' Club.


DEATHS


William P. Joe, controlman in the
Utilities Department, died April 28. He
was 39.
Mr. Joe was born in St. Martin, and
had worked for the Company for eleven
years and nine months. He is survived
by his wife and six children.


"During May, Make Safety Pay"

That's the Safe Workers' Contest
slogan that won Frank Gilkes, of the
Shipyard office, a sterling silver ciga-
rette case. He's a member of the Fontein
team.
The Contest Incentive Committee re-
views slogans every month.


cu otronan na cruzadanan di caya y lo



CYI Pays 24 Initial,

5 Supplemental Winners
Twenty-nine employees are richer by
Fls. 985 for winning ideas named by the
Coin Your Ideas Commitee for the
month of March. Five of the awards
were supplemental, with the remainder
initial winners.
Top winner in the group was Thomas
A. Wolfe, whose idea to change the
water overflow from the No. 11 gas oil
unit's condenser box won him Fls. 200.
This was a supplemental winner.
The next highest winner, W. Alexis,
won a Fls. 100 initial award for his idea
to substitute a photostat fixer for an
electro-copyist fixer.
The other supplemental awards:
Thomas A. Quinn, Fls. 75, change
double water wash connection in W-6
drum, west acid treating plant.
Nathaniel Holland, Fls. 50, pump
caustic present in spheroids back to
treating plant.
Pedro De Windt, Fla. 30, install pipe,
elbow, and hose connections at kerosene
and diesel filling rack.
Antonio Koolman, Fls. 20, change
rerun bottoms sample drain line from
sewer to drainage drum No. 12
Continued on page 4


NEW ARRIVALS

A daughter. Friday Maria. to Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur L. Lopes. April 18.
A son. Hermenglldo. to Mr. and Mrs, Jaco ,
Koch. April 13.
A son, Fitzpatrick. to Mr. and Mrs. Fit. G.
Calder. April 18.
A son. David Bedford. to Mr. and Mrs. Ira J
Kirkman, April 13.
A son, Leonard Ezekiel, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo-
nard James. April 14.
A son, Re nold John. to Mr. and Mrs. Reynold
Do Fieitaa, April 16.
A son. Lauterio, to Mr. and Mrs. Naciso Jaco-
Puec. April 18.
A daughter. Glenda Helen, to Mr. and Mrs.
Francisco E. Croes. April 18.
A son, Rudolf Roland. to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Kelly. Ap il 20.
A son. Winston Nathaniel. to Mr. and Mrs.
l.ilhman Paul. April 20.
A daughter. Lupina Lilian, to Mr. and Mrs.
IDumnico Croes. April 20.
A son. Joseph Truxton. to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
I. Chalmersm April 21.
A son, Alberto Rafael. to Mr. and Mrs. Santiago
It. Conzalez. April 22.
A daughter. Leonida Lucia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Lodewijk Wlllems. April 22.
A daughter, Sylvia Yvonne. to Mr. and Mrs.
lapheth E. Coombs, April 22.
A son, Bicente, to Mr. and Mrs. Dominico
Croes. April 22.
A daughter. Anneke Rosemarie, to Mr. and Mrs.
\drian I. Heyliger. April 22.
A son, Winston Adolphus. to Mr. and Mrs.
Coiad Simon, April 22.
A son, Charles G., to Mr. and Mrs Olinda
'roes. April 23.
A son, Leroy. to Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Brad.
hhaw, April 24.
A laughter, Fidelia Egbertha. to Mr. and Mrs.
Eitefanus Maduro, April 25.
A daughter. Joan Agnes. to Mi. and Mrs. David
('uinminris. April 27.
A daughter. Mary Elizabeth, to Mr. and Mrs.
lohn E. Allen. April 28.
son. Stanley Alfred. to Mr, and Mrs. Natha-
riiel Guldeloupe, April 29.
A 0on. Allan Philip, to Mi. and Mrs. Phillip R.
Gould. April )0.
A son, Jan Daniel, to Mr and Mrs G. Berk-
houdt. Nlril 30.
A son. Felipe Ju.oho. to Mi and Mrs Gero-
nllmo Henriluez. May 1.
A son, to Mi. and Mrs. Bashlio Waver. May 1.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Juan R. Koolman.
May 1.
A -,n. to Mr ,id Mrs. Egheit B. Ledger.
Mal .


fl,~-s..*


Ia-RnJ-


A. R. Gait, chief engineer in the Lake Fleet,
stands beside the oil painting which won
him the awards on top of the desk: a cup
and a serving tray. The picture received
first place among oil paintings in the re-
cent Marine arts and crafts exhibition, and
also received the award for being the best
exhibit in the show. It depicts a scene in
northern Scotland. Mr. Gait started pain-
ting only two years ago, mainly as a means
of occupying his spare time aboard ship.

CORRECTION
In a story in the last issue of the Hospital
sales service cart being operated by the Women's
Guild. Mrs. J. J. Cahill was incorrectly identified
as Mrs. R. H. Shakelton.
F. W. Switzer, division superintendent in the
Mechanical Department. was incorrectly referred
to as "assistant division superintendent".


'0n and 'Piet .,


WHV TH CRUTCHES r WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR

I AN TH IOAOYQ. HEAD, PieT ? DID you
R E IN TWE OYL FALL OFF TIE G-ASED
PIAP. NEXT TIME POLE 7
Lt. LEAVE IT TO NO, 1 JUf"T FOR-
7 T4H YOUNjk ONS GOT TO WEAR My
SSAFETY HAT on THE
J ) tE0roe YESTE RgyV


Dan: Pero Piet, ta pakico tur bo coco ta
verband asina? Ta foi palo di cebA
bo a slip?
Piet: No broe. Ta ayera mi a lubida di
bisti mi sombre di Seguridad.


THAT TOO BAD- THAT
WON'T HELP YOUR TEA
A4dY IN THE CONTEST,

WHAT DIFFERENCE
DOES IT MIkF ?WE
WERE NEAR THE 8OT
rOM IN THE FIRSI
HALF.









Dan: No nek! Esey si ta pone bo team
bai atras den Concurso di Seguridad.
Piet: Esey ta di menos; toch nos ta un di
delasternan awor cu prom6 parti di
e Concurso a pasa.


Stay Above the 300 Mark And Win A Prize


/i3y 17 ^ywoLpo

MAYeE so, SUT THE
FIRST HALF IS OVER
NOW ANP ANY TEAM/r
CAN WIN THE
SECOND HALF



AN o


FORGE T
EVERY TEAM (CA
WIN PRIzES BY
IMPROVING ITS ACCtID
RECORD FOR THE YEAR
BY AT LEA4T 30 %o

Dan: Stop di papia coi kens, Piet. Ta net
awor cu prom6 parti a pass, bo
master lucha pa bo yega ariba den
di dos parti di e Concurso.
Y corda cu tur team per gana bunita
premio, si nan mustra un adelanto
di alomenos 30 % den nan record du-
rante e anmA dl a Concurm.


nenga......


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MAY 13, 1949 ABR SONW


When the moon went into eclipse April 12 by entering the earth's shadow,
among the most interested lookers were members of the Astronomers'
Club, who gathered to watch the spectacle through Igor Broz's home-made
six-inch telescope. Below, astronomer Broz checks the telescope's focus
before taking the picture shown above. The prominent chins and Adam's
apples at right belong to members Rupert Burtan and Paul Gordijn.
12 di April anochi tabatin un eclipse di luna cu a dura mas o menos dos
ora y ta claro cu esnan mas interest aden tabata miembronan di Club di
Astronomia. Aki bao Igor Broz ta tira un bista den su telescoop prome
cu el a saka e portret di e eclipse (aki riba). E otronan ta Dr. Burtan
y Paul Gordijn di T.S.D.


Correct safety habits should be acquired early, and Appren-
tice Alejandro Angela proved that he was keeping informed
of the Safe Workers' Contest when he was able to answer
Safety Sam's questions about the Contest. For knowing his
team score, its standing, and his captain's name, he received
the belt buckle he holds below.
Alejandro Angela, un aprendiz, a gana un premio e biaha
aki cerca Safety Sam, pa via cu e tabata sa tur preguntanan
tocante su team den Concurso di Seguridad. Segun content
cu e ta mustra ribs e portret, to e meter ta gusta e
gespu masha.
B '~. i'^ ^ ._


Capt. W. L. Thomas presents a cup to H. Reed, captain of the St. Eustatius Cricket
Club of Curacao, following the club's match with the Aruba St. Eustatius team. The
match was played at the Lago Sport Park over the Easter holidays. Next to Capt.
Thomas is B. Viapree, master of ceremonies for the presentation ceremony; behind
Mr. Viapree is E. Byington, who also spoke at the presentation. Each team presented
(-- the other with a souvenir trophy, and individual awards went to H. Reed, N. Beazer,
C. Hooker, Bryson, and Charles, all of the Curacao team, and to S. Spanner, B. Bennett,
G. Canwood, and F. Berkle, of the Aruba club. In the first inning of the test match,
Curacao made 127 runs to Aruba's 41; in the second, Curasao made 19 runs and Aruba
scored 41 for 3 wickets.









NEWS




and





VIEWS











A group of excursionists who flew to their homes in chartered planes over the Easter
holidays are seen above as they boarded the plane at Dakota Field. Those above are
a portion of the group which went to Trinidad and British Guiana. Other employees
and family members went to Barbados, St. Lucia, and Grenada. Approximately 150
persons returned to their homes over the holidays by means of specially chartered
planes. (Photo by S. Rajroop.)


Retiring after almost twenty-eight years Company service, Elza Polick receives a
farewell gift from Receiving and Shipping employees, with Kenneth Repath presenting.
Ralph Watson, John Richards, and other friends added good luck wishes from his
friends in the department. Mr. Polick's service started on May 9, 1921 with the
Mexican Petroleum Corporation of Louisana. He came to Lago on December 6, 1928
as a master mechanic in the M & C Department. The following year he became a shift
foreman in Light Oils Finishing. In 1945 he transferred to Receiving and Shipping,
where he was a foreman at the time of his retirement last month.


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ARUBA ESSO NEWS


MAY IS, 1949






ARUBA ESSO NEWS


CARACAS

(This is the fourth in a series of articles about
well-known places to visit in the Caribbean area.)
A nearby city which is finding in-
creasing favor among Lago's vacation-
ists is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.
Constantly growing and looking to
the future, Caracas is a city of sharp
contrasts, with its architecture ranging
from small structures dating from its
earliest days on down to modernistic
buildings on which the paint is hardly
dry.
A colorful welcome awaits the passen-
ger as he steps out of the plane at Mai-
quietia Airport, with its gay show of
orchids, gladiolli, and narcissi. The road
from the airport, at the foot of the
Andes, to 2,600 feet higher Caracas, via
a pass at 3,300 feet, is unique in this
hemisphere. Here a modern concrete
highway winds in numerous curves along
ravines, which offer surprising views at
each turn. The airport, with its cover of
red dust, remains visible for a long time,
sometimes behind you, then before you,
to left, then to the right sometimes
it seems as if you are driving in a circle.
But at each turn the planes below seem
smaller and at last the airfield disap-
pears completely behind the mountains.
In the meantime the air becomes cool-
er. Heavy trucks with full loads from
the small but busy harbor town of La
Guaira roar up the hills in second gear
or return empty from Caracas. Drivers
give each other signs if the road is not
free at a blind corner and so this ride,
which is only the start of your trip to
Caracas, becomes an interesting adven-
ture in itself.

In the City

The first streets of Caracas, after an
hour's driving past many enormous bill-
boards, are a little disappointing. The
typical Latin American style with the
orange-red-tiled roofs are picturesque
but unimpressive. However, as soon as
you get to the busy traffic of the city's
center, the air of business and action
become quite absorbing.
Caracas itself is a rising metropolis,
where skyscrapers, gigantic blocks of
apartments, playgrounds, ponds, hospi-
tals, villas in short, complete districts,
spring up like mushrooms.
The town itself is fascinating in its
contrasts. The center consists of narrow,
often steeply rising streets, which some-
times suddenly open on to a modern
plaza with fine shops and restaurants,
or to a boulevard viewing some lower
part of the city. Traffic is usually very
heavy, coming from all directions.
Drivers grudge each other priority and,
though traffic from the right goes first,
they still try to shoot quickly before
each other.
Caraquefios love bull fights, and dur-
ing the winter months a corrida can be
seen practically every Sunday. Horse
races also rank high in Venezuela's hob-
bies and the Hipprodromo in Caracas is
often sold out a week in advance.
The people of Caracas have a peculiar
way of naming their streets. Although
the streets are named officially, nobody


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from page 2


The road from La Guaira to Caracas winds around through the mountains, at one
point reaching a pass 3,300 feet high. The range of mountains and a portion of the
road are seen above. (Photos by KLM.)


The Municipal Theater in Caracas


uses these names. Addresses are given
by block corners which also bear their
own name. Thus a house located between
the two corners Bolsa and Mercadera
may have the address Bolsa a Merca-
dera No. 6.

Economic Problems
Caracas' shops are often air condi-
tioned. Many and varied are the high
quality, and high priced, goods that may
be bought in them. Venezuela's high
prices are an economic problem arising
mainly from a serious shortage of labor.
The potentialities of Venezuela are great
and, with more hands to do the work,
the country could bring more of its good
earth into development and produce
more abundant crops and a larger
quantity of minerals. As it is, there is a


In the center of Caracas' main business section is the Plaza Bolivar, location of the
above statue of the famed Simon Bolivar.


is seen below from the entrance of the Majestic
Building.


considerable importation of natural pro-
duce, such as potatoes, green vegetables,
cotton, citrus fruits, rubber, tobacco,
sub-tropical fruits and sisal, which could
be grown in the country itself. The same
is true of fish, timber, copper, coal, salt,
iron, asbestos, mica, and some other
products. A lack of interest in the rich
gold and diamond fields is also attribu-
ted to the labor shortage.
Venezuela measures 560,000 square
miles, yet it has a population of only
four million people. The country could
therefore employ many more people, and
there is a high standard of living to at-
tract them.
Meanwhile, Caracas is growing day by
day. Five years ago the building of a
university area with a teaching hospital
and living space for 60,000 people was
started. This Ciudad Universitaria is ex-
pected to be completed by 1952. And
construction is going on throughout the
city, with modern structures rising up
to take the place of older, smaller buil-
dings which belong to an earlier era and
have now outlived their usefulness.


Safety Prizes Shown at ate

Have you seen the box at the Main
Gate House showing the prize awarded
for the winning Safe Workers' Contest
slogan? The prize is on display all
month, until it is awarded to the slogan
winner for that month.
Also on display are the awards which
Safety Sam gives out each week to em-
ployees who can answer his questions
about their team's progress in the Con-
test. These prizes are changed weekly, as
they are won by employees throughout
the refinery.
Take a look at these handsome prizes
the next time you pass through the Main
Gate. If you'd like to try for one, send in
your slogan to your team captain or to
one of his lieutenants. And know your
team score, standing, and captain's
name.


aviation still.
The initial winners:
Horbone Horsford, Fls. 30, install
galvanized housing and mercoid switch
- tanks nos. 80 and 81.
Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 25, one-
way traffic around Guest House No. 6.
Alfred Romney, Fls. 25, supply water
to gasoline motor driven welding
machines.
Joseph Irausquin, Fls. 25, furnish
safety fuel cans for all knock engines.
J. Featherstone, Fls. 25, connect by
hose, oil line hand pump to compressors
to remove oil.







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The youngest and the oldest hold the checks
they received from the Coin Your Ideas
Committee this month. Apprentice Marco
Semeleer (left) was the youngest winner
on the March list, and Pedro De Windt the
eldest. Mr. De Windt joined the ranks of
annuitants this month, but young Semeleer
still has many years ahead of him during
which he can continue to coin ideas.

Riba list di esnan cu a ricibi premio di
Coin Your Ideas luna pasa, aprendiz Marco
Semeleer tabata e di mas jong y Pedro de
Windt e di mas bieuw. Sr. De Windt a tuma
su retire e luna aki, pero e joven Semeleer
tin hopi anja su dilanti ainda cu e por si-
gui traha pa Lago.

Alfred Thompson, FIs. 25, install
window guards on company buses.
Marco Semeleer, FIs. 25, construct
bridge south of snow pile.
John de Abreu, Fls. 25, use masonite
on Safety Contest scoreboard.
Robert Khan. Fls. 25. install lattice,
wire mesh or similar device at Lago
Heights B.Q. nos. 5-12.
W. Ho Sing Loy, Fls. 20, install howler
in Storehouse building no. 5.
A. W. Schockness, Fls. 20, reconstruct
door at Lago Heights Post Office to
speed up mail distribution.
Miss E. Mackintosh, Fls. 20, cut
window in back of driver's seat truck
B-5.
George Soffar, Fls. 20, attach tele-
phone directories via wood screws to
telephone booths.
Ignatius Ogilvie, Fls. 20, place fire
extinguishers in Esso Heights quarters
nos. 10 and 10 B.-
Sydnor Tucker, FIs. 20, place concrete
form, etc. around flag poles Junior
Esso Club.
Elino Winklaar, Fls. 20, install
sprocket and chain to 11/2" steam inlet
valve no. 12 aviation still.
C. Drake, Fls. 20, provide drainage
for unloading chutes ocean tankers.
Joseph Evariste, Fls. 20, install addi-
tional fire extinguishers in new paint
shop.
H. de Robles, Fla. 20, install awning
over south door and window Central
Pumphouse.
Miss N. Ecury, Fls. 20, install half
door with shelf for stationery room -
Personnel Department.
W. A. Rippon, Fls. 20, place telephone
directories on lake tankers.
H. Timperman, Fls. 20, install wire
mesh over open ends of pipe ventilator
goose necks new bungalows.
Pedro de Cuba, Fls. 20, install 1"
check valve at caustic injection to bank
tubes no. 5 rerun still.



The Local Is One Year Old

On May 1 The Local celebrated its
first anniversary. Staff of the weekly
newspaper consists of W. Nahar, editor
and publisher; E. Bailey, assistant edi-
tor; R. de Freitas, art editor; E. Ree-
berg, advertising manager; and H. van
Bochove, treasurer.


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First local Lagoite, Pedro de Windt (center) is honored at retirement luncheon.


Reuben B. Bellass, of the Pipe Department (inset), is another Lago employee who
realizes the importance of taking proper precautions when working. While working at
the Acid Plant last month, he started cutting off a steel bolt with a cold chisel and
hammer. A piece of the chisel broke off and flew toward his face. The sharp fragment
struck the lens of his chippers' goggles, cracking it, but the goggles saved Mr. Bellass
from even the slightest injury. Arrow points to the broken piece of chisel which, with
its sharp point and edges, could have pierced deeply into any part of the body. It
wasn't luck that saved Mr. Bellass from suffering a serious injury it was knowing
and following rules of safety that prevented him from losing an eye.
Reuben B. Bellass di Pipe Department ta un otro empleado di Lago cu sa balor di
reglanan di Seguridad. Trahando na Add Plant luna pasi, el a cuminza corta un bolt
cu un bijtel y un martin. Un punta di e bijtel a kibra afor y a bula dal den su bril.
E glas di e bril a keda tur distribi, pero Sr. Bellass su wowonan a keda intacto. E
portret aki bao ta mustra con e bril a keda y e flecha ta mustra riba e pida cu a kibra
afor: ripar conm skerpi e ta y pensa cuanto trobbel lo e por a causa si no tabata pa
bril di Seguridad. No ta pa suerte cu Sr. Bellass no a hiba desgracia ta pasobra e
tabata sa y el a sigui reglanan di Seguridad cu e tin tur dos wowo awe.


Cost of Living Bonus for S. & R.
Employees Continues 3 Months

A new cost of living bonus for Staff
and Regular employees for May, June,
and July was announced April 29, fol-
lowing 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 4.35 per cent
of regular and overtime earnings and
any acting or temporary allowances.


Bonus pa Costo di Bida
Pa Siguiente 3 Lunanan

Un bonus pa costo di bida pa e luna-
nan di Mei, Juni, y Juli a worde anunciA
dia 29 di April pa empleadonan Regular
y di Staff.
E bonus ta igual na e bonus anterior
den tur respect cu exception di e per-
centahe cu ta 4.35 % di tur ganamento
regular y di overtime y tambe riba dife-
rencianan temporal of interino den
ganamentonan normal.


Pedro de Windt of Receiving & Shi
ping, first man to be employed here f
Lago, retired May 1 after 23 years ar
11 months service without a break.
Hired June 30, 1925 as a watere
tender", his early jobs included greasir
the windmills on the present site of t
Colony, and rowing the boat from whi
the first soundings of the harbor we
made in 1925.
The picture shows him honored at
retirement luncheon, with Ralph Watsc
who originally employed him, at far le
Others at the luncheon were C. F. Smith
F. H. Penney, and O. Mingus. Earlier
the day he received a large clock and
check from his longtime associates
Receiving & Shipping, where he was
process helper A.
On Mr. de Windt's lapel he wears t
first of the new annuitant badges
which retirees may enter the plant
any time.

In May, Make Safety Pay. That's t
winning prize slogan for this mon
Have you turned one in to your tei
captain or his lieutenants for June?
not, do so your slogan may win
prize.


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Record Runs Follow Cat Turnaround 1

Over 500 men spent nearly 100,000 man-hours on the 25-day facelifting job
done on the Cat Plant last month, completing hundreds of repair jobs on the
20-story structure after the record 13-month run that ended March 20.
Over 600 separate jobs were done during the "turnaround", all the way from
tightening a nut to major repair items that took hundreds of man-hours, often
with as many as six crafts coordinating their efforts on a single overhauling job,
Every craft was there, with the welders having the highest percentage of their
men involved, almost everybody in the department. Nearly every shop had some-
thing to do with it too, and two manufacturer's representatives were here for
several weeks to assist with the equipment manufactured by their companies.
While the M & C forces worked steadily through two shifts, three on bottle-
neck jobs, the Process men on the unit also had a continuous role. Jobs had to
be checked; nearly 4,000 hot and cold working permits had to be issued; over
400 "bleed orifices" (on indicators that show operating conditions all over the
unit) were taken out, inspected, and replaced by regular Cat Plant personnel.
The job was a big one, and everyone on it was glad when it was done. That
it was well done shows in the results: since the new run began, on Good Friday,
output has been pushed up and held at 30,000 barrels per day, a new record
performance that is twice the original designed capacity of the unit.





At left, the Cat Plant stack shines after a new coat of aluminum paint. Below at left,
William Norris of Process, Thomas Malcolm (then M & C zone supervisor), and Joseph
Oduber of Welding discuss a repair job. Below at right, Franciscus de Freitas and
Bernard Francis put new insulation on the precipitator.


Promotions Go to Two Employees


H. A. Lambertson F. C. Eaton

Two promotions, one in the Mechani-
cal Department and one in the TSD La-
boratory Division, were announced last
month.
H. A. Lambertson was appointed ge-
neral foreman in charge of the Machi-
nist Department. His Company service
began November 13, 1938 as a subfore-
man first class in the Machinist Depart-
ment. On October 3, 1941 he became a
Machinist and Foundry planner and in
1943 was named assistant general fore-
man. On several occasions he has served
as acting general foreman in the Machi-
nist Department.
F. C. Eaton was named to the position
of group head B in the Knock Labora-
tory. He started with Lago on Decem-
ber 7, 1935 as a chemist II and became
a chemist I on Sept. 14, 1944. Since
August 1, 1948 he has been acting group
head B in the Knock Lab.


- George Lawrence
was recently na-
med Esso News
!I ~ reporter for the
Gas Plant Depart-
ment. Employees
in that department
who have any
news tips should
turn them in to
him; he'll see that
the Esso News is
informed of any
happenings. Mr.
Lawrence has been
a Company em-
ployee since 1939.



Seguridad Lo Ta Miho I


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ARUBA ESSO NBWS


MAY 13 1949







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OLYMPIAD


1949


Led by Muller's Brass Band, the athletes parade around
the Olympiad.


the Lago Sport Park to start


I C. J. Monroe, of
Industrial Rela-
tions, holds the
needle for B.
Duinkerk to thread
in the race for
girls under 13
(left). Miss Duin-
kerk won first
place. in the event.


E. R. Tulloch
(right holding
gun) prepares to
start the contes-
tants in the finals
of the 50 yard flat
race for children
under ten. In the
foreground is Mi.
randa Huckleman.


Although the greasy pole
was pretty greasy, three
contestants (E. Milton,
R. Murray, and R. Ellis)
managed to get at the
prize. The men at the
bottom of the pole (left)
can be seen catching the
ham which has just been
knocked off the top.


Freddy Dirksz, chairman of the Lago Sport Park Committee, welcomes the spectators
in Papiamento. To the left of him is H. M. Nassy, also of the Committee, and to the
right Announcer B. K. Chand. Seated to the right of Mr. Chand are G. B. Brook and
J. J. Horigan.



1. Cu Muller's Brass Banda mas adilanti, e atleticonan ta drill round di Lago Sport
Park pa habri e Olimpiada.
2. C. J. Monroe di Industrial Relations, ta tene e angia pa B. Duinkerk pasa den e
careda cu pasamento di angua pa mucha-muhernan bao di 15 anja. Sefiorita Duin-
kerk a gana prom4 premio den es careda.
3. E. R. Tullock (cu revolver) ta para cla pa duna siial pa cuminza e careda di 50 yard
pa muchanan bao di diez anja. Mas adilanti nos ta mira Miranda Huckleman.
4. Aunque e palo di cebi tabata slip, trees participate (E. Milton, R. Murray y R.
Ellis) a yega te na top. E hombernan para abao ta vangue e ham cu a worde tira
foi di ariba.
5. Freddy Dirksz, president di Comite di Lago Sport Park, ta duna bonbini na miro-
nesnan na Papiamento. Na su man robez, H. M. Nassy, tambe un miembro di e
Comite y na su man drechi, anunciador di eventonan, B. K. Chand. Sinti na banda
drechi di Sr. Chand, nos ta mira G. B. Brook y J. J. Horigan.
6. 0. S. Webb, kenda a gana den pustamento di bicicletanan dorni, ta ricibi su beker
cerca C. F. Smith. Anunciador M. E. Inniss ta na banda robez.
7. Riba e portret aki nos ta mira participantenan den e careda di bicicleta di dos milla.
8. President di Sport Park Committee, Freddy Dirksz ta admire e tr6feonan cu a
worde duna na ganadornan den Olimpiada.


O. S. Webb, winner of the decorated bicycle contest, receives his trophy from C. F.
Smith (left). Announcer M. E. Inniss is at left.


Contestants round the
turn in the 2 mile cycle
race for racers only
(left).

Sport Park Committee
Chairman Freddy Dirksz
looks at the trophies
which went to the win-
ners of the day's events
(right). The tag he's
handling is attached to
the trophy which went to
R. O. Jackson, selected
as the outstanding ath-
lete of the day.


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Winners of the 1949 Quna's Birthd.y

Olymplad:
Flv mil* flat rnel 1 L. Barness; IK Alexar.
de; 8 I. Kruythoff: consolation pris 1ria-
co Tromp: Lap prize L. Barnes.
Donntod blcycle *erte.t 1 0. s. Webb;
2 Richard Murray; 3 Reuben Ella.
Weiht litinsg contet: Lightweight: 1 -P. Bar-
-o.: 2 E. Dash; Light heavyweight: L.
Nihbols; 2 E. Campbell.
edy beautiful centet I T. Fredericks. 2 B.
Nicklette. 3 P. Barrios.
so1 yards flat race, apprentices t and uader'
1 S. Molena: 2 P. Richards: S W. Bailey.
tOO yards flat race, open: 1 R. 0. Jackson:
2 S. Best; 3 C. King.
Sill. bcycle race, free wheel: I K. Bonadie;
2 I.. Bryan; 3 P. Rodgers.
s yards needle and thread race, girls under lSi
1 B. Dunkerk; 2 E. Huckleman: 3 J. B.
Berkel
0 yards sack race, apprentice and office boys:
S- J. Peters; 2 H. Hughes: 3 R. Hodge.
t20 yard flat race. opent 1 R 0. Jackson.
2 W. Williams: 3 S. Best.
Egg and spoon race for ladies, 0S yards I B.
Duinkerk. 2 J. Berkel; 3 E. Niabeth.
so yards flat race, chlldreo under 10 years:
I A. Helliger; 2 E. Guillean: 3 A. Trust.
100 yard flat race, apprentices 17 and ever:
S. J. Peters: 2 S. Molina; 8 L. Mingo.
440 yard relay flat (4-110 yards)l 1 R. O.
Jackson, Boatswain. Sardine. Williams: 2 S.
Best. Alkins. Barrow, Iffilo.
Needle and thread race, SO yards, ladless 1 J.
Berkel; 2 V. Dash: 3 D. Richardson.
Thrce-legged race, 0S yards, apprentices and
office boys: I J. Peters and S. Molina;
2 .. Bailey and H. Hughes: 3 F. John and
F Gbbh.
Long jump. open: 1 R. 0 Jackson, 2 C A
King. 3 0. Fill.
2 mile cycle race (racers only), open: 1 R
Sealey. 2 K. Bonadie: 3 F. Francis.
Egg and spoon, girls under 12: 1 A. Richard
on. 2 C Dickson. 3 P. Johnson.
440 yards flat race. open: 1 W Williams;
2 It 0. Jackson. :3 S. Webb.
SO yards flat race, ladle:; I M. J.sefa: 2 E.
Nialeth 3 M. Hoide.
100 yard skipping race. girls under 15: I F
Huckl.lran., 2 E, Huckleman. 3 B. Duin-
kerk,.
a mile bicycle race (free wheel), openly 1 K
bonadle; 2 S. Cowie; 3 L. Williams.
High Jump. open: 1 C. King; 2 -J. Pembleton.
3 C. Gilkes.
is mile flat race, open: I E. Boatswain: 2 W.
Bennett, 3 E. Hinds.
Half mile cycle race (free wheel), ladles only,
two races. I G. Brown and M. Josefa; 2 V.
Dash and E. Nishett; 3 D. Richardson and
I. Canwood.
Shot put, open: 1 B. Nicklete: 2 T. Johnson:
3 M. King.
Three-legged race, 100 yards, open: 1 C. Glukes
and W. Burton: 2 J. Peters and 3 S. Molina.
One mile flat, open: 1 W. Bennett: 2 E. Hinds;
3 C. Gllkes.
100 yard flat race, men s3 and over. 1 C.
Anthony: 2 F. Willis: 3 A. H. Rasul.
3 mile cycle race, racers only: 1 R. Sealey,
2 E. Fortune; 3 S. Cowie; lap prize: -
R. Sealey.
Greasy pole: E. Milton. R. Murray. R. Ellis




Church Honors Mother's Day


The Seventh Day Adventist Church in
Oranjestad was to celebrate Mother's
Day with a special program on May 9,
given at the Church.
Those scheduled to take part in it
were the Church Choir, Elder Berkel,
C. Alexander, A. Gario, T. Margaritha,
D. Made, J. Margaritha, Miss Queely,
H. Margaritha, H. Thomas, E. Rogers,
P. Douglas, C. Anderson, C. Thomas,
S. Taylor, S. Shepherd, A. Boldeo, M.
Leer, J. Alexander, G. Gooding, and Nor-
ma Weent. Songs, readings, and recita-
tions made up the program.




SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll


May 1-15
May 16-31


Monday, May 23
Thursday, June 9


Monthly Payrolls
May 1-31 Friday, T'mne


LONG SERVICE AWARDS


20-Year Buttons


J. BOOM C. A. DAVIS A. L. DEL PINO H. ERASMO
L.O.F. Machinist Commissary Garage


B. GEERMAN C. L. GEERMAN E. JACKSON
Wharves Launches Proc. Cracking


A. KOOLMAN J. E. STAY
Wharves Drydock


10-Year Buttons


George Cupid
Robert Vint
Antonio Mendes
Diego Da Silva
James Heyliger
Adolfo Arends
Randolph Bryson
William Minier
Wilbert Wheatley
Antonio Rei
William Amzand
Maurice Bhola
Cornelis Naloop
Renie Yong
Alfredo Lambertus
Charles Becker
Kennedy Daniel
Gerald Gonsalves
Henry Spong
Ferdinand Lewis
Noel Sampson
Bernardo Willems


Esso Club
Esso Club
Pipe
Dining Hall
Garage
Electrical
Electrical
Medical
Lago Police
Yard
Electrical
Esso Club
Dry Dock
Powerhouse
L.O.F.
L.O.F.
Rec. & Ship.
Catalytic
Powerhouse
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet


A. THOMPSON
Garage


A. JOSEPH
Powerhouse


V. E. TURNER
M & C Admin.


Lago Club Wins Third Game L
In Series with Dining Hall
In a table tennis match at the Lago
Club last month, the Lago Club defeated
the Esso Dining Hall team, three
matches to two. Its victory gave the
Lago Club three points, and gives it a
9-0 lead over the Dining Hall in the
series between the two teams.
Results, with the Lago Club players
listed first, were as follows: S. Green
beat J. Samuel, 21--11 and 21-19;
A. De Souza lost to C. Berglund, 14-21,
21-17, and 18-21; R. Tappin lost to
C. Miller, 13-21 and 14-21; R. Cade
defeated T. Edwards, 21-18, 17-21,
and 21-16; and T. Greavesande beat
B. Hope, 21-8 and 21-9.
The winner of the series will receive
a trophy donated by J. F. X. Auer.


LH Night Softball League

Sets Opener for May 24

Night safthsll will begin May 24
Sien the Lago Heights Softball League
gets underway. The opener, pitting
Caribe and Baby Ruth against --
other, starts at 7:30.
Ten te:is are entered in the league,
which will run for approximately three
months. Each team is scheduled to play
the others twice.
Games will be played on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday nights, with
double headers scheduled for Tuesday
and Friday. Single games will start at
7:30, and doubleheaders at 7 and 8:35.
At the end of the league a trophy will
go to the winning club, and individual
awards will be presented to the out-
standing pitcher, batter, home run
hitter, and the best all round player.
Teams entered in the competition are
Baby Ruth, Caribe, Dodgers, Bicho Malo,
Lago Colony, Los Tigres, Lago Heights,
Catholic Youth Organization, Hollandia,
and the Aruba Juniors.
Sponsored by the Lago Heights Advi-
sory Committee, the league is being put
on by a sub-committee composed of J. De
Frees, chairman; Syd Brathwaite, coor-
dinator and secretary; and C. R. A. Bis-
hop, A. A. Texeira, Ciriaco Tromp, Max
Lashley, and George Lawrence. Captains
of each of the teams will also have a
voice on this group.



DAKOTA WINS Cont. from page 1

win prizes: awards will go to the team
with the best score in the second half,
to the team having the most improved
record for the year, and to all teams
which improve their accident record by
at least 30 per cent during the year of
the Contest.
At the end of the first half, eight
teams were staying above the 30 per
cent mark. By maintaining their scores,
these eight teams will be assured of
prizes at the end of October. The four
remaining teams, by bringing their
scores up above the 30 per cent mark,
can also win prizes.
Prizes also will still go to individuals
who turn in the best Contest slogans,
and to those who are able to answer
Safety Sam's questions about the Con-
test when he comes around.
The twelve teams compete against one
another on the basis of their past acci-
dent records. The teams were formed on
the basis of the various occupations in-
volved, with each, as far as possible,
including one of the mechanical trades,
one of the process groups, and groups
from the "other departments".
The first half is over and Dakota is
the winner. Any team can win the
second half; any team can still win the
Contest for the entire year. And all
teams can win awards by improving
their records by at least 30 per cent dur-
ing the Contest. Work safely, and help
your team be among the winners


Members of the St. Eustatius Cricket Club of Aruba are shown above at their Easter
match with Curaao's St. Eustatius Club. The match was played at the Lago Sport
Park. On the back row, from left to right, are G. Dorsett (captain), L. Courtier, B.
Bennett, S. Spanner, and C. Henstract. In front are G. Canwood, C. Hassell, P.
Berkel, W. Canwood, R. Rooaeburg, and E Gibbs.


Tired but happy, three long-distance Lago fliers (top) relax against the wing of ai
plane just after coming in on a flight from British Guiana, the first private pilots to
make the trip. Edward de Freitas, Miguel Felipe, and Edward Luckhoo took off
February 20 on a nine-week vacation trip to B.G., each flying a separate plane. The
trip over took three days, and they came back in two. The picture below shows some
of the large crowd that greeted them at deVuijst Field April 24.
Cansi pero satisfecho, e trees pilotonan aki riba a worde retrati ora nan a cabs di
yega di un vuelo foi B.G. Saliendo foi Aruba dia 20 di Februari, Edward de Freitas,
Miguel Felipe, y Edward Luckhoo, cada un den un avion, a bula bai B.G. eu nuebe
siman di vacantie. Nan a tuma trees dia pa bai y dos pa bolbe. Riba e portret nos per
mira parti di e grupo di amigo- y conocrnan eu a bai contra nan na nan yegad7 nm
De VuQst Field dia 24 di ApriL


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8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS MAY 18, 1949


New Machine Reveals the Little Wiggles


It deals in ten-thousandths of an inch


A recent addition to Machine Shop
facilities is the unusual-looking unit
pictured above, a Globe supersensitive
dynamic balancing machine. It replaces
the trial and error method of finding
out whether or not a machine part is in
balance.
Besides doing this job quicker and
better, it is an important economy item
in reducing maintenance costs on some
kinds of equipment. If a rotating or
spinning element in a turbine spindle,
motor rotor, pump impellor, or similar
equipment is out of balance, the vibra-
tion that results will wear out bearings,
cause packing gland leakage, and may,
through failure of the machine, even
cause the shutting down of a major
refinery unit like the Cat Plant.
The part being tested in the picture
is a turbine spindle from a 2,000 horse-
power blower turbine at the Cat Plant.
When in service it spins at 5,000 revolu-
tions per minute. At that speed, the
smallest amount of vibration because it
is out of balance can cause serious diffi-
culties. The new balancing machine
helps avoid this, since it can detect a
vibration movement of as little as one
ten-thousandth of an inch and show
where it is.


Simplicio Subero,
of the Yard De-
partment, this
month received a
watch chain from
Safety Sam for
knowing his team
score, standing,
and captain's
name. Keep infor-
med of oour
team's prog dss in
the Safe workers'
SContest, /so that
you'll know the
answers to Safety
SSam's questions.


A' /


Chief G. B. Brook di Lago Police De-
partment a worde condecora luna pas'
pa Gobierno di Holanda cu Medaya di
Oro den Orde di Oranje-Nassau. Den
number di La Reina Juliana, e honor a
worde anuncid aki dia 29 di April pa
Gezaghebber L. C. Kwartsz.
Condecoracionnan manera esaki ta
worde dun& pa servicio meritorio haci na
Estado of comunidad.


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team victorioso a ricibi felicitacion di
Directiva di Compania.
'E 76'; di adelanto cu boso team a
mustra ta algo muy especial", Sub-
Gerente O. S. Mingus a bisa, "principal-
mcnte ora cu boso a hiba e siguiente
team 20 punto."
El a duna credito na captannan y
tementenan di e team, kendenan cu nan
trabao a haci cu miembronan di e team
a paga mas atencion na reglanan di
Seguridad, di moda cu nan a contribui
materialmente na e reduction di acci-
dentenan.
Na Captan J. H. Leysner di Dakota,
representante di e team victorioso, Sr.
Mingus a entrega un gespu di plata.
Temcntenan di e team cu a compafia
Sr. Leysner na e reunion, tabata A.
Arends y V. Jacobs di Electrical; H.
Kelly, representante di T.S.D.-Engineer-
ing y Executive Office; F. da Silva di
Cracking Department.
Awor cu prome mitar di Concurso ta
tre; lomba, tur atencion mester worde
presta pa alcanza un bon record durante
e segundo period di seis luna, y pa
adelanto general den recordnan durante
center e anja cu e Concurso ta dura. E
segundo parti lo terminal dia 31 di Octo-
ber, 1949.
Ainda tin tres oportunidad pa gana
premio: tur miembro di e team cu tin
menos accident durante e segundo pe-
riodo, tur miembro di e team cu mustra
mas adelanto durante henter e anja,
miembronan di tur teamnan cu mustra
un mehoria di alomenos 30 % durante e
anja di e Concurso.
Na cabamento di e prom4 mitar taba-
tin ocho team cu a mustra adelanto di
30 '; of mas; manteniendo nan record
asina nos lo por ta sigur di premionan na
fin di October. E otro cuater teamnan
tambe por gana premionan, contal cu
nan mustra un adelanto di 30 % na fin
di October.
Premionan lo sigui worde entrega na
esnan cu contribui lemanan cu worde
accept pa uso den Concurso y na esnan
cu sa contestanan riba preguntanan di


Proof that employees of the Pipe Shop are
staying informed of their team's standing
in the Safe Workers' Contest is held above
by James Simon. For knowing his ,eam
score, its standing, and his captain's name,
he received the cigarette lighter he holds.

Empleadonan di Pipe Shop tambe ta na al-
tura di nan team den Concurso di Seguridad
Esaki a keda probi pa James Simon, kende
a gana un lighter como e tabata sa tur con-
testa riba preguntanan di Safety Sam to-
cante Concurso di Seguridad.



At a recent meeting of the Island
Scout Council, it was decided to hold the
second Scout leaders convention on
June 1, and to hold a patrol leaders'
camp on Jun, 5 and 6.



Safety Sam.
E prome mitar a pasa y Dakota a sali
victorioso. Tur team tin chens di gana e
segundo mitar; tur team tin chens di
haya premionan cu un adelanto di 30 %
den nan record. Traha cu Seguridad pa
bo yuda bo team sali den esnan victo-
rioso.


Jeff ft'i, of the Electrical Department,
stands beside the nine-foot stalk of corn
growing outside his bachelor quarters room.
Although Mr. Hoit is from Iowa, the corn
Isn't. After once carrying two bags of corn
In his car from Oranjestad for a friend, Mr.
Hoit noticed several kernels on the floor of
the back seat. He planted them outside his
room. That was five months ago. As soon
as the stalk grows higher than the building,
he's going to send it back to Iowa.


Esso Club Softball Starts J\

Five teams will compete for honors in
the Esso Club softball league this year,
which got underway this past week with
several warmup games. Teams and man-
agers are High School, Jim Downey;
TSD, Bill Tucker; M & C, Frank Glad-
man; Accounting-Operators, Ed BaD-
cany; and Personnel, Bill Kaestner.


To honor Stanley Stephenson's marriage to Mary Benet, daughter
of American Consul E. Benet, employees of the TSD drafting
room gathered to give him a gift (above). N.B. Stahre (center)
makes the presentation while the others look on. The marriage
ceremony was held April 22 at the rectory of St. Francis' Church.

Employees of the Boiler shop gathered (above top) to present a
wedding gift to Cornelis Maduro (center). He was married at
Santa Cruz April 21 to Marieta Maduro. E. Miller made the pre-
sentation on behalf of the group.

Fitz Ravenneau (front left) receives a wedding present from thl
Clerical staff of the I3 & C Zone B office, with Cecil Anniiain-
thodo making the presentation (right). Mr. RaseR-iau was mar-
ried in St. Lucia over the Eawter holidays to -larie Lawrence, and
brought his bride with him hack to Aruba on the excursion plane

Employees of the Acid and Edeleanu Department gathered at the
home of William H. H. Aldie last month to honor him with a re-
tirement gift (below right). N. Baptiste presents the gift to Mr.
and Mrs. Aldie.

Instrument Shop employees gathered to present a wedding gift
to Antero Dijkhoff (below). Gregorio Franken (right) made the
presentation. Mr. Dijkhoff was married on May 4 to Cipriana
Dijkhoff at the Catholic Church in Noord. The gift from the In-
strument group was a silver service for six.

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