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A RIJBA Ess N EWs
VOL. 10, No. 10. PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO
Four Top Suggestions for Year 1948
Receive FIs. 2200 in Capital Awards
Ideas were turned into large amounts of cash June 29 when the four CII
Capital Award winners received a total of FIs. 2200. The presentations were
made by Lago President J. J. Horigan before the Management Staff group, the
CYI Committee, and supervisors of those receiving the awards.
The winning four:
FIRST AWARD: Fls. 1000, to Hendrik
van den Arend, operator in Catalytic
SECOND AWARD: Fls. 600, to Aurelio
Barros, levelman in the Gas & Poly
THIRD AWARD: FIs. 400, to Wilhelm
de Souza, assistant operator in Cata-
FOURTH AWARD: Fls. 200. to Thomas
Wolfe, safety inspector, Industrial Re-
(Mr. van den Arend is on vacation,
and a cable of congratulations was dis-
patched to him in Holland).
The Capital Awards brought the total
earned by these four ideas to Fls. 3700,
with supplemental award investigations
not yet complete.
Mr. van den Arend received an initial
award of Fls. 750 in January 1948; ad-
ded to the Capital, the idea has paid
him Fls. 1750 (nearly $1000) so far.
Mr. Barros had an initial award of
Fls. 400, or Fls. 1000 total to date.
Mr. de Souza's initial award of Fls. 100
(May 1948) brings his total to Fls. 500.
Mr. Wolfe previously received an ini-
tial award of Fls. 50 in April 1947, and
a supplemental of Fls. 200 in March
1949, for a total of Fls. 450.
In congratulating the winners on their
success, Mr. Horigan pointed out Mana-
gement's pleasure in the great interest
employees are showing in the Coin Your
Ideas plan. Last year's statistics, he said
reveal that over one-fourth of the Com-
pany's employees at some time during
the year sat down to write out what
they proposed as an improvement for
the business. The Company benefits not
only by the value of the suggestions but
in the evidence that employees are inte-
rested in the organization's improve-
ment and progress.
O. Mingus, assistant general manager,
commented particularly on the two top
winning suggestions. He stated that the
No. 1 idea is now being used or consider-
ed by all company affiliates that have
Cat Plants, making it of special impor-
tance. The thought behind the No. 2
idea, he said, is one that could easily
have occurred to anyone connected with
that unit, but it took Mr. Barros to see
the advantages and turn them into per-
In opening the meeting, R. V. Heinze
reviewed briefly the early history of the
CYI Plan, and displayed statistics illu-
strating its growth both in interest and
in value to employees. The record for
the last seven years is shown below:
Aurelio Barros of the Gas Plant receives a check for Fls. 600 and congratulations from
Lago President J. J. Horigan as winner of the second CYI Capital Award in the 1948
competition. (For additional pictures see page 5).
Aurelio Barros di Gas Plant ta ricibi un cheque di Fls. 600 y felicitacion di Presidente
di Lago, J. J. Horigan, como ganador di e segundo premio capital di C.Y.I. di 1948.
(Mira pigina 5 pa mas portret).
Money Talks but Safety Pays Tax Office Hours Change July I
The winner of the Safe Workers'
Contest slogan for July is Ivan Woolens,
of the Metal Trades Department. For
his entry, "Money Talks but Safety
Pays", he received a beautiful ladies
compact. Mr. Woolens is a member of
the Bubali team.
Anyone can try his hand at winning
the monthly award for the best slogan
submitted. Slogans are selected by the
Council of Captains, and should be turn-
ed in to your team captain or one of his
Remember Money Talks but
Jacinto Dubero, labor helper B in the
Garage Department, died June 29. He
was 30 years old.
Mr. Dubero had been a Company em-
ployee for just over three months, and
is survived by his wife and four child-
Effective July 1, the Tax Receiver
Office in the San Nicolas water tower
will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. until
12 noon, except on Saturday. On that
day the hours will be from 8:30 until 11
in the morning.
Buki di Lago Pa Tur Empleado
Distribucion di e buki "This is Lago"
lo tuma lugar dia 20 di Juli. Mayoria
di empleadonan lo haya nan bukinan es
dia ey, pero pa via di diferente warda-
nan y e cantidad grand cu mester
worde parti, algun empleado lo no ricibi
nan bukinan sino te e siguiente dia.
Cada empleado lo haya dos buki
(menos aprendiznan, kendenan lo haya
un s6). Esnan cu ta stranhero por tene
un buki como recuerdo y e por manda
e otro pa su, famianan foi tera. E buki
su 34 blaachi y 50 portretnan ta duna
un bista amplio di Lago su hendenan, su
operacionnan, y su historic.
OIL & TRANSPORT CO, LTD.
JULY 15, 1949
Largest Class Graduates Skyway To Carry
Graduation day at the Lago Community
School June 24 saw high school diplomas
go to 14, the largest class since the school
opened its one door in a converted bunk-
house 20 years ago. Charles F. Smith of
Industrial Relations made the Commence-
ment address and Fred Eaton of the Lab,
a member of the School Advisory Commit-
tee, presented the diplomas. Robert Raf-
loski is shown receiving his, with Kenneth
Repath behind him. Other graduates includ-
ed John Cahill, Muriel Holness, Murry
Jennings, Susannah Mingus, William Mor-
gan, Betty Orr, Richard Rosborough, Pa-
tricia Scott, Barbara Stiehl, Leonard
Teagle, William Walters, and Roberta
Compania Ta Test Aplicantenan
Pa Program di Aprendiz
Entrevistanan cu aplicantenan pa
Program di Entrenamiento lo tuma
lugar muy pronto, dia cu miembronan
di Training Division lo bishitA varies
schoolnan riba Aruba pa test e apli-
Algun cambio ta worde considerA pa
e Program di 1949, y tal cambionan lo
worde public& prom6 cu e entrevistanan
tuma lugar. E cambionan lo ta pa me-
horn e program, pa duna mas facilidad
y mehor oportunidad pa e mucha-
hombernan sinja, pagando mas atencion
ariba e period di entrenamiento cu nan
ta pasa den school y den shopnan.
Nan lo pasa testnan riba Ingles,
Reekmento, comprendemento di mecanis-
mo, y inteligencia general. Esnan cu
worde eligi lo ricibi un carta di Compa-
nia, notificando nan di e fecha riba cual
nan mester report pa nan worde sami-
na pa dokter; si e saminamento results
favorabel, nan lo worde accept.
E anja aki ta prom6 bez cu e testnan
no ta worde conduci den Lago Club; en
bez di esey, aplicantenan lo worde ge-
test na diferente schoolnan riba e isla.
Aplicantenan mester tin 14 anja cum-
pli dia 5 di September di e anja aki, y
mester a complete te di 6 klas di Lagere
School of di 5 klas di MULO.
Ora e aplicantenan cu worde acceptA
cuminza nan period di entrenamiento
na September, nan lo haya un anja di
Continued na pagina 8
Aerial Route for Piping
Is Major Savings Item
A striking new change in the refi-
nery's profile will be the "Aruba Sky-
way" which is now being designed a
bridge 40 feet up that will carry 18 big
pipelines high above buildings and roads
from the harbor shoreline to a pump-
house over 400 feet away.
An uncommon solution of the problem
of moving large quantities of oil, it is a
fitting companion to the big bank of
pipelines that carry oil 40 feet below the
water's surface at the west end of the
The project, conceived by Chief De-
signer Nils Stahre and his assistants,
rates high in the cost control program,
involving savings over an earlier plan
that may exceed $100,000.
The problem was to route the many
pipelines that will connect the Loading
Pumphouse with the new finger piers
now being built between the Lake
Tanker Dock and the old Main Dock,
which will be dismantled. Because of
buildings and roads in the way of a
direct route from dockhead to pump-
house, it was originally planned to run
the lines west along the shore and then
curve inland to the pumphouse along the
route of the present Main Dock lines.
Various factors would have made this a
very costly operation.
The new aerial route, which will be
one of the "sights" of Aruba, will be
shorter, and will eliminate an expensive
culvert and costly changes to buildings
that were in the way. The saving in
manhours of work is expected to be sub-
stantial, releasing Lago men for other
essential refinery work.
The trestle will be 434 feet long, 35
feet wide, and 40 feet high. (An impres-
sion of that 40-feet height can be gained
from the fact that the Main Office
Building is only 26 feet high and
from the accompanying artist's sketch.)
Eight major uprights, each weighing
11 tons, will be the legs on which the
pipelines will straddle roads and build-
ings. Crossing the great bridge will be
175 tons of pipe, including one 24-inch
line, two 20-inch lines, ten 16-inch lines,
a twelve, a ten, and three 8-inch lines.
There will also be provision for future
The exacting job of designing the
bridge is now completed. Typical of the
problems to be met was the fact that
allowance must be made for the pipes
to have a limited freedom of movement
on the trestle, since temperature
changes will make them expand up to
one and one-eighth inches in their 434-
Construction on the big job is now
AR im ( N iws
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES. BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, August 5. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, July 29.
Printed by the Curagaosche Courant. Curagao, N.W.I.
An Investment in Aruba's Future
Since the beginning of the four-year Apprentice Training
Program, 184 boys have graduated from it into responsible
jobs throughout the refinery. Another 75 boys are due to
graduate from the program at the end of the summer, and
initial recruiting of boys to make up the 1949 class will
take place in the near future.
As one class nears the end of its period of training, and
another prepares to start its four-year course, attention is
once again drawn to the benefits derived from the program
by both apprentice and Company. By the end of the sum-
mer, over 250 boys, mostly of Aruban parentage, will have
taken advantage of the opportunities offered in the program
and have acquired the necessary skills to start them in
full-time jobs in the refinery.
Beginning their training at a minimum age of 14, these
boys have acquired a skill at one of the crafts, as well as
receiving a basic knowledge of refinery operations. In
addition to the instruction in the various crafts, they have
learned the correct use of tools. And always during the
period of training, safe working habits are impressed on
them to the extent that they will automatically carry them
with them when they leave the apprentice shops and go
into the refinery to work.
At the end of the boys' training, the Apprentice Training
Program serves a double purpose: young boys have learned
a trade by which they can develop into skilled tradesmen
and supervisors, and the Company is provided with a
properly-trained employee group which will contribute its
skill and knowledge to the refinery's operations. And, over
the years, the influence of the program will be felt through-
out the island by giving youths the opportunity to fully
develop their abilities and to become valuable members of
Hubentud ta Prepara pa Futuro
Desde principio di Programa di Entrenamiento di Cuater
Anja pa Aprendiznan, 184 mucha-homber a gradual y ta
teniendo jobnan responsabel den henter refineria. 75 mucha-
homber mas lo gradual na Augustus di e anja aki, y entre-
vistanan cu candidatonan pa e Programa di 1949 lo tuma
Mientras cu un ksas ta yegando na fin di nan period di
entrenamiento, y un otro klas ta preparando pa cuminza
en e curso di cuater anja, atencion master worde yam&
ribs bentahanan cu e Programa ta duna tanto pa aprendiz-
nan como pa Compania. Na fin di anja, lo tin mas di 250
hoben, mayor parti Arubiano, cu a probecha di e oportuni-
dad ofreci na nan den e Programa, y cu ta bon prepare
pa nan jobnan permanent den refineria.
Cuminzando na edad di alomenos di 14 anja, e mucha-
hombernan a sinja un ofishi y a haya conocemento bisico
di operacionnan di refineria. Ademas nan a sinja uso cor-
recto di hermentnan, y continuamente durante nan period
di entrenamiento, nan a worde mustri importancia di traha-
mento cu Seguridad di tal moda, cu nan lo sigui metodo
di Seguridad automaticamente ora cu nan sali for di shop-
nan di aprendiz pa nan ocupi jobnan den refineria.
Ora cu e mucha-hombernan completA nan curso, e Pro-
grama di Entrenamiento a alcanza dos doel: hobennan a
(Desf Indicate that rperter has trwid h a Up fIr the Iskue)
F ernnd. da Silva
Hugo do Vrles
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinte de ort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Jose La Cruz
RIcardo Van Blareum
Fortuoso Hernandez of Light Oils demonstrates the way the new
Plant Dispensary timeclock works. Dispensary slips should be
pushed into the opening of the clock FACE UP; the slip pushes
against a lever inside that causes the clock to stamp the time
Attendants can then be certain they are taking patients in the
order they arrived.
Aki nos ta mira Fortuoso Hernandez ta mustra com e timeclock
di Dispensario ta traha. Papelnan di Dispensario mester word
poni cu e banda skirbi ariba; e papel ta toca cu e oloshi p'aden y
e ta druk e ora riba e papel. Di e moda aki pacientnan cu yega
prome ta worde trati prome.
sinja un ofishi den cual nan por sigui mehori nan mes pa
ocup& puestonan di responsabilidad den refineria, y Com-
pania tin un grupo di empleado instrui den ofishinan, cual
grupo lo contribui su habilidad y conocemento na opera-
cionnan di refineria. Y segun anjanan ta bai pasando,
influencia di e program lo afecti henter e isla, pues e ta
duna hubentud oportunidad pa desaroyB nan abilidad pa
nan por bira un dia miembronan responsabel di comunidad.
Harry Mills, of the Aruba Esso Post of the American Legion, presents the car keys
to Michael Keith, of the Fire Department, winner of the Chrysler Windsor in ,the
Legion Fourth of July lottery. Mr. Keith's winning number was 158. Other winners
were A Casali, number 133, who received an Admiral combination radio and cord
player, and Sam Rajroop, number 799, winner of an Easy Ironer. Proceeds f the
lottery went to the Legion's building fund.
Harry Mills di American Legion ta entrega na Michael Keith di Fire D artment
yabinan di e auto Chrysler Windsor cu el a gana den loteria di 4 July dAmerican
Legion, cu kaarchi number 158. Otro ganadornan tabata A. Casali eu number 133,
kende a haya un radio-phonograaf, y Sam Rajroop cu number 799, un machine di
Safety Jackpot; Grows
Through last week employees in the
refinery had been unable to answer Sa-
fety Sam's jackpot question, and the
jackpot held three prizes for the em-
ployee who could successfully answer the
A member of the Andicuri team and
employee of the Yard Department gave
the correct answers to Safety Sam's
questions about the Safe Workers' Con-
test and received a ladies' compact. He
missed the jackpot question though, and
another prize went into it.
The next Safety Sam winner, a car-
penter on the Druif team, also missed
the jackpot question, although he recei-
ved a silver belt buckle for knowing the
answers to the questions about his team.
So one more prize was added to the
Each week Safety Sam will go into
the refinery and ask an employee about
his team's progress in the Safe Workers'
Contest. Know the answers to these
questions: the name of your team;
names of your team captain and his
Continued on page 5
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
C.T.R. & Field Shops
Powerhouse A 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Ieso a Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
oooooooo M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith. Boiler a Tin
S0ooooo0 Colony Service Office
Carpenter & Paint
The Jealous Husbands
Two jealous husbands and their wives
must cross a river in a boat that holds
only two persons. How can this be done
so that a wife is never left with the
other woman's husband unless her own
husband is present?
(Answer on back page.)
BARBADOS. Barbados has had a pot-
tery industry for many years, and
pottery is the major handicraft industry
of the island. However, the industry
exists only in the form of a relatively
primitive village industry, run by an
isolated community of the islanders at
the top of Chalky Mount in the parish
of St. Andrew, overlooking the beautiful
north-eastern Scotland coastline of
Barbados. The region suffers from iso-
lation and difficulty in getting the pro-
ducts to market, but the inherent skill
of the local potters produces some
excellent examples of the potter's art,
and there is always a ready market for
Recently the government of Barbados
engaged the services of a ceramist from
England to study the prospects of the
Barbados pottery industry. This cera-
mist, J. R. Brannam, since his arrival
in Barbados has been busy locating and
testing the ample deposits of red-burn-
ing clay which exist on the island, with
a view to ascertaining their possible
uses. For this purpose a factory and
laboratory have been lent by the De-
partment of Agriculture, and a small
experimental plant has been improvised
therein, including kilns fired by the
natural gas available in Barbados.
It appears from experiments so far
conducted by Mr. Brannam that it
should be possible to produce flower
pots and terra cotta ware; roofing
tiles and floor tiles; building bricks,
domestic pottery, and insulating bricks.
Experimental production on a very
small scale is now in progress on all
these items, except building bricks, and
according to the results, a report and
recommendations will be made to the
TRINIDAD. Stimulated interest is to be
taken by Trinidad's Forestry Depart-
ment during 1949 with the purpose of
making use of more local timber and
training local staffs to carry out the
technical work of the Department. Al-
though this will mean some increase
over last year's expenditure, revenue for
the year is expected to rise to meet at
least a good part of this difference. The
increased expenditure is calculated to
provide for the construction of roads,
forest stations, surveys, and increased
Concessions have been granted to a
company to cut balsa and other timber
in twenty-five thousand acres of forest
between Guayaguayare and Moruga. It
is felt that such a project will be of un-
doubted benefit to Trinidad, not only
from the benefits derived in royalties,
but also as a result of the opening up
S of this area proper management of a
block of forests hitherto largely inacces-
sible will be made possible.
BRITISH GUIANA. Forest products
exports in British Guiana have shown an
upward trend over the first six months
/ of 1948 in balata, charcoal, gums, rail-
way sleepers, shingles, and timber, but
production is still below the demand.
Logs of mora and morabukea have
been selected for full-scale trial at the
Forest Products Research Laboratory,
and for veneer tests. Logs have also
been shipped to Yale to be tested for
United States naval requirements.
Fibres and oil seeds have been sent to
Britain for testing.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JULY 15 1949
Cost Analysis M ade M ore Effective Company Tests Applicants P for issuig the booklet Ti
By Adding New M machines M ore Space For Apprentice Training Is Lago" have been completed, and
By Adding New M machines, M ore Space "- distribution will start July 20. Most
Program Being Revised to Give employees will receive copies that
Sii i day, though because of shifts and the
A significant contribution to the refinery's cost control program is the M[ore Emphasis on Schoolwork large number to be distributed, some
information provided by the Tabulating and Statistical Division of the
Accounting Department. To assist in the function of furnishing departments
with detailed information on the cost of all jobs, 15 new International Business
Machines of variou-s types were recently installed in the addition to the General
Office Buildi'-g. This addition to the
former installation increased by over
half the 26 machines previously used
by the Division.
In addition to the IBM units which
the Company recently received, the
new quarters to house the Tabulating
and Statistical Division provides con-
siderably more room in which to carry
on its operations. While in the Main
Building proper, the division occupied
1800 square feet of space; the new air
conditioned extension into which it has
now moved gives it 4000 square feet.
The table below shows the number
and type of IBM machines the Company
had before and the number added:
Alphabetical Tabulators 4 2
Reproducer Summary Punch 4 2
Sorters 4 2
Collators 2 2
Multipliers 2 1
Numerical Key Punch 4 2
Alphabetical Key Punch 2 1
Verifiers 3 2
Interpreter I I
Present Total No. of Machines 41
The additional IBM equipment fur-
nishes numerous analyses and reports
for the purpose of facilitating control
of maintenance and construction costs
and also provides for complete mechani-
zation of general accounting. As a part
of the overall program, a Job Order
System was set up. Primarily, this
system is designed to obtain and record,
for the first time, the total costs of
doing a particular job, detailed by the
amount of labor, equipment, and mate-
rials used, since these factors are
definitely controllable by the depart-
ment doing the work.
As a part of the program and for the
purpose of carrying charges from the
original source documents to the final
operating and general ledger accounts,
a new account coding system was
developed. The new coding system also
makes it possible to furnish the operat-
ing departments with summarized state-
ments of repair labor and material
charged to its units, broken down by
the type of repair (routine, extraordi-
nary, or other) with a total labor and
material cost by item and unit. The
Mechanical Department is also furnish-
ed with analyses of labor expenditures
by the various crafts.
The Technical and Mechanical De-
partments are currently furnished
statements detailing the man hours
expended on construction work. These
statements reflect both current and
accumulative figures by craft.
The cost information which is run off
on the IBM machines comes in from
various departments in the field, in the
form of time distribution sheets, time
cards, and material issue tickets. When
received by the Accounting Department,
job orders are checked to see that the
account charged 'agrees with the des-
cription of the unit involved and the
type of work requested. Then a job
order master card is punched which
contains the job number, the zone num-
ber in which the job was issued, and the
account to which the job is charged.
The copies of the job order are then
filed in numerical order to provide a
tie-in between the job order number on
the distribution sheets, equipment dis-
tribution sheets, and material issue
tickets, and the charge to the accounts
on the Company's operating ledgers.
Under the IBM method of accounting
a separate card is punched for each
source item of distribution, that is each
material issue, each use of equipment,
and each charge for labor on a time
distribution sheet. Each group labor,
material, and equipment is handled
separately. Then the thousands of detail
cards are mechanically arranged with
the master file of job order cards in
such a manner that all the individual
cards charging a particular job number
fall behind that number's master card.
The cards are then run through a
gang punch and the entire account
which appeared on the original master
card is punched into every one of the
individual transaction or "detail cards"
automatically. The detail cards are
then sorted down into basic groups -
for labor, into groups by craft; for
material, into symbol number; and for
equipment, into equipment group. Then
master pricing cards are sorted in with
these cards. These prices cards have the
cost for an hour of labor or a unit of
material in them, and on an automatic
multiplier the particular issue of mate-
rial or charge of labor is extended and
the total amount of the charge is auto-
matically punched into each detail card.
Thus, from an original field entry, the
Accounting Department prepares a
card for every transaction which has a
description of the type of labor or mate-
rial, the final account to which charged,
and the amount to be charged.
The job order report is prepared from
these detail cards. This report contains
labor charges to each job by days and
crafts, material charges by each item
Continued on page 6
Recruiting for Lago's Apprentice
Training Program will take place in the
near future, with members of the
Training Division visiting the island's
schools to test applicants for the
A number of changes in the program
are being considered, and will be an-
nounced prior to the recruiting. The
changes will represent improvements,
involving increased facilities and better
opportunity for the boys to learn,
through greater emphasis on the school
and shop side of their training period.
The applicants will receive tests
in English, arithmetic, mechanical com-
prehension, and general intelligence.
Those who are finally selected will re-
ceive a letter from the Company noti-
fying them to report for a physical
examination; after passing that, they
will be approved for employment.
Applicants for the program must be
at least 14 years old as of next Septem-
ber 5, and must have completed the
sixth grade of an A school or the fifth
grade of a B or Mulo school.
When the successful applicants start
their period of training in September,
may not receive their copies until the
Each employee is to get two copies
(except apprentices, who receive
one). Those who come from some-
place away from Aruba will have a
copy for the "home folks" and also
one as a permanent remembrance for
themselves. With 34 pages, and over
50 photographs, the booklet gives a
broad picture of Lago's people, ope-
rations, and history.
they will begin a year of classroom and
shop study. Their work in the classroom
will include courses in English, arithme-
tic, and reading. In the four apprentice
shops (carpenter, electrical, machine,
and tin) they will receive basic instruc-
tion in those crafts, as well as training
in safe working habits and the proper
care and use of tools.
The changes that are being consider-
ed in the curricula will affect the
second, third, and fourth years of the
Up to now 184 boys have successfully
completed the apprentice training pro-
gram. This does not include the 75 who
are due to graduate at the end of the
The pictures above and above right might
be entitled Before and After. First is seen
the Tabulating and Statistical Division's
IBM room before the addition of new ma-
chinery and before the group moved into
its new quarters in the General Office
Building extension. Jesus Mata is operating
a sorter. Next to it is a scene of the new
machine room, which provides adequate
space for the additional equipment and also
eliminates the overcrowding which existed
in the old room.
At right is the key punch room, where
basic information is punched into IBM
cards. Information from time sheets, retail
commissary sale tickets, material issue
tickets, vouchers, and other sources are
here transferred into cards. After the cards
are punched, they are verified, any error
causing the verifier to stop operation. After
the cards are verified they are ready for
use to assemble date and prepare reports
in a wide variety of ways.
At right is an alphabetical accounting
machine, or a "brain" which automatically
adds and subtracts. Through this machine,
for instance, are run the various cards
which determine an employee's pay. From
the numerous separate cards which list each
credit and debit comes one pay statement
summarizing all the information contained
The personnel of the Accounting Depart-
ment's Tabulating and Statistical Division
are seen below. At right is J. J. P. Oduber,
head of the division, and at left Rosimbo
Croes, his assistant. With the recent addi-
tion of a considerable amount of new IBM
equipment, the role of this division in pro-
viding the refinery with information con-
cerning operating and maintenance costs
has attained greatly increased importance.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JULY 15 1949
Y 15, 1949
George Tjon of Colony Headquarters has
some chickens that are either very tired or
else that like a good joke. On June 6 they
presented him with the jellybean-shaped
job below at the left. It must have been
tiring, because next day they gave him the
midget labeled 6/7. By June 9 they were
fed up with the whole business and gave
one that any self-respecting bird could
beat. The normal egg at right (laid by the
Commissary) shows the relative sizes.
Measuring particles as small as
1, 8,000,000th of an inch. the Company's
new electron microscope at Linden, N. J. is
opening up new worlds to scientists of the
Esso Research Center. Use of a cathode
ray (a stream of electrons) makes it 60
times more powerful than the most power-
ful conventional microscope. The cathode
ray overcomes the limit placed on the or-
dinary microscope by the wave length of
visible light, which does not permit parti-
cles smaller than the intervals between or-
dinary light waves to be photographed.
This ray is only 1/100,000 that of visible
light. Shown above is the way the micros-
cope sees things. Magnified 90,000 times,
the weird patterns are an impurity in de-
posits on catalysts such as are used on the
Cat Cracker here.
George Tjon di Colony Headquarters tin
poco galifia cu kera haci algo original; dia
6 di Juni un di nan a pone e webo na ban-
da robez, y manera nos por mira e forma ta
algo komiek; e siguiente dia nan a pone e
webo march 6/7 cu ta tamanfo di un webo
di paloma. Dia 9 di Juni parce cu nan no
tabatin animo, pasobra e webo cu nan pone
e dia ey tabata un berdadera miniature. E
webo na banda drechi ta un di Comisario
pa compare cu e otronan.
Twenty-fifth wedding anniversaries don't happen every
day, and when they do, friends are likely to gather
'round. The group below are helping Abdul Syed (of
the Powerhouse) and his wife celebrate the big event
that took place in British Guiana June 1, 1924. The
quarter-century couple are seated in the center of the
It may look like a matchstick, but that pipe arriving
at the top of the new flare stack is 40 feet long and
two feet in diameter. Also, it is 250 feet abo e
ground level, making it one of the highest structu-
res in the refinery. (See page 1 for story).
"So I sez to that truck
driver, 'You got plenty
of room to pork."'
I Reprinted from MOTOR
A luncheon on board followed by a cocktail party, for prominent
members of the Aruba community, early this month marked the
first call here of a major Grace liner since the war. The Grace
Line and the Eman Trading Company were co-hosts. The ship
was the Santa Sofia, with comfortable staterooms for 50 pas-
sengers, and with public rooms and even a small swimming pool,
in addition to a large cargo capacity. Among the luncheon guests
in the picture are J. van der Schoot and F. Steenmijer, corres-
pondents for "Amigoe" and "Beurs"; W. H. Trinler of the Aruba
Commercial Bank; P. van Leeuwen, secretary of the Merchants'
Assn.; T. Wybrandis, tax collector: J. de Goederen of KNSM;
and J. J. Horigan, J. Andreae, C. F. Smith, and T. C. Brown
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JULY 15, 1949 ARTY!'. 1380 NEWS
Capitals Pay FIs. 2200 to Four
Top CYI Capital Award win
at left with the suggestion
an initial of FIs. 750 and thi
fresh catalyst must be trans
hopper, No. 1, to the loadin
No. 2 was used, loading thi
Arend proposed loading thr(
sure from the air line,. No.
to the opt
cr Hendrik van den Arend is shown
fat has earned him Fls. 1750, with
first capital of Fls. 1000. The idea:
,rred once a day from the Cat Plant
line, No. 3. Formerly the valve at
'ugh a six-inch line. Mr. van den
Sgh a small pipa (No. 4) with pres-
with better control and less upset
Ltion of the unit.
Below at right, Aurelio Barn I is shown at the stabilizer bottoms
coolers at the H.O.S. & S. F int. He suggested that they no lon-
ger be used in present opel tions, with a resultant saving in
steam, and the idea has bee I adapted to similar installations in
other locations. His suggesli n took the second Capital Award
o FIs. 600.
Below at left is Wilhelm de ouza, winner of the third award of
Fls. 400. His idea, a refiner i.nt of the first award winner, was
for a sight glass (see arrov in the catalyst loading line. With
it the operator can determine immediately when the catalyst flow
stops due to plugging, and I also assists in setting flow rates.
At right is Thomas Wolfe, nho received the fourth award of
FIs. 200 for suggesting the r n ve at top to control the water over-
flow on the condenser box a io. 11 Gas Oil Unit. The suggestion
brought a decrea it in equipment erosion.
(See full s ory on page 1)
Coin Your Ideas
JACKPOT Continued from page 2
lieutenants; your team's standing in the
second half and for the year; your team's
score in the second half and for the year;
and what's on the current Safe Workers'
Contest poster. If you answer those
questions correctly, you will receive a
prize and will then be asked the jackpot
question. The jackpot question will be
about one of your department's safety
regulations, and if you answer it correct-
ly you will receive all the prizes that are
then in the jackpot.
Anytime the jackpot question isn't
answered correctly, another prize will be
added to the jackpot and the following
week another employee will have a chan-
ce to win everything in it.
Anyone can be a winner, so know the
answers about your team in the Contest,
and know your department's safety regu-
lations so you'll have a chance to win
E.J.KulisekandC.C.Moy r Premionan Ta Acumul6
Named to CYI Commitiee Pa "Jackpot" di Seguridad
E. J. Kulisek and C. C. Moyer ,r re
last month named to the Coin ?r ur
Ideas Committee, replacing G. N. C v en
and R. C. Baum respectively. The (p-
pointments were occasioned by he
pressure of other duties on Mr. C en
and Mr. Baum, and to better acqi. a at
other supervisors with the opera ns
of the CYI Committee.
Mr. Kulisek is assistant division i K ad
of the Safety Division, and Mr. M : er
process foreman in the Catalytic le-
Mr. Owen had served on the Con t it-
tee since December 1939, and in ] o nt
of service was one of the oldest n r in-
bers of the group. Mr. Baum had be i a
member since March 1948.
Other members of the CYI Cor: I it-
On behalf of the Esso Heights and Dining Hall Administration
employees, M. J. Sanders presents an Italian tea set and electric
percolator to Claudius Noel, honoring his marriage on June 18
to Martha Bedeau. The couple were married in the Holy Cros
Anglican Church and will live in San Nicolas.
Durante e siman cu a pasa empleado-
nan den refineria no tabata sa contest
riba e pregunta extra di "jackpot" y ta-
batin tres premio acumula aden pa esun
cu por contest tur preguntanan.
Un miembro di team Andicuri, emplea
den Yard Department a duna contesta-
nan correct riba preguntanan tocante
di Concurso di Seguridad y el a haya un
tee, who meet weekly to evaluate the
ideas turned in by employees, are R. V.
Heinze, chairman, of the Acid and
Edeleanu Department; J. L. Dortch,
Electrical Department; G. L. MacNutt,
Light Oils Finishing; C. J. Schwarz,
Technical Service Department; and
C. W. Walker, Pipe Department.
Friends from Ik. 1 Lab met to present a wedding gift to Pablo
Trimon, honoring his marriage on June 29 to Rosa Dijkhoff. The
couple were ma ried at the Santa Anna Church in Noord, with a
reception following at Tanki Lendert No. 285 D4. On behalf of
the group, a t eo Angela (right) made the presentation.
polvera como premio. E no por a contest
e pregunta extra di "jackpot" y un pre-
mio mas a worde deposit den "jackpot".
E siguiente empleado cu a haya un
premio tabata un carpinte di team Druif,
kende a haya un gespu di plata pa con-
testanan correct duna riba pregunta-
nan tocante di su team. Como e tampoco
no por a contest riba e pregunta extra
di "jackpot", un premio mas a worde de-
posita den "jackpot", di moda cu awor
tin tres premio acumulh aden.
Tur siman Safety Sam ta bai den re-
fineria pa haci un empleado pregunta-
nan tocante di progress di Concurso di
Seguridad. E preguntanan ta: number
di bo team; number di bo captain y te-
nientenan di bo team; corn bo team ta
para den segundo mitar di Concurso;
score di bo team segun di dos mitar di
Concurso y segun henter anja; kico tin
riba e prenchi corriente di Concurso di
Seguridad. Si bo sa tur e contestanan
riba e preguntanan aki, bo ta haya un
premio; djei nan ta puntra bo un pre-
gunta pa "jackpot". Es pregunta aki lo
ta tocante regulacionnan di Seguridad
den bo departamento, y si bo contest
correctamente, bo ta haya tur e premio-
nan cu tin acumulA den "jackpot".
Ki ora cu e pregunta di "jackpot" no
worde contest correctamente, un premio
nobo ta worde depositA aden, y e siguien-
te siman un otro empleado tin chens di
gana tur loque tin acumulA aden.
Tur empleado por gana, contal cu nan
sa preguntanan tocante di nan team den
Concurso di Seguridad y regulacionnan
di Seguridad den nan departamento.
[KEEP EM FLYjMK
ARUI k ESSO NEWS
JULY 15, 1949
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JULY 15, 1949
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
L -_ I
Top picture: top row, Fousto Ras, Colony Serv. Operations; Aldwyn Paul, L.O.F.;
Aubrey Nanton, Shipyard; Rene Watchman, Medical; Henry Banfield, T.S.D.; bottom
row, Owen Banfield, Machinist; David Barnes, Laboratories; T. M. Binnion, Laborato-
ries; Felix Guevara, L.O.F.
Bottom picture: front row, Walter Richardson, Machinist; Israel Jermain, Welding;
Edmond Emanuel, Instrument; back row, Henry Nichols, Welding; Eugenio Koolman,
Garage; Aaron Laveist, Yard; A. B. Salsback, Paint.
LPD Employee Marries May 24
Harold Wathey, second lieutenant in
the Lago Police Department, is a good
Esso News reporter when reporting
happenings about other employees, but
forgets to report his own doings. The
News has just learned that he was mar-
ried May 24 while on vacation, to Juana
Antonio Delgado. The ceremony took
place at San Francisco de Macoris, Santo
Domingo, and the couple returned to
Aruba four days later. Mrs. Wathey was
a high school teacher before her mar-
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
July 16-31 Monday, August 8
August 1-15 Tuesday, August 23
July 1-31 Tuesday, August 9
Continued from page 3
of issue and the day on which issued,
and equipment charges indicating the
equipment group and the actual number
of the piece of equipment and the
amount of time used. This report re-
quires the listing of some 75,000 cards
and takes 30 hours of continuous
machine time to complete. The report
provides a written analysis of the cost
of every job handled under the system
and copies are furnished the Cost Ana-
lysis Group, the Mechanical Depart-
ment, and the departments requesting
Tabulating cards are also punched
for all cash transactions and for charges
passed to Lago from other companies.
Each month these cards are combined
with the cards for labor, material, and
equipment and used to post the ledgers
which summarize the operations of the
Company. These ledgers reflect current
months and accumulative costs for the
year by type of expense (salaries and
wages administrative, repair labor
and materials, supplies, taxes, etc.).
Copies of these are obtained automati-
cally and given to the departments for
their use in controlling costs.
While the new IBM equipment was
obtained for the purpose of providing
departments with more detailed cost
information and mechanizing general
accounting, the former machines con-
tinue to perform the functions they
have had in the past. These include the
preparation of payrolls and related dis-
tributions, personnel statistics, em-
ployees' Thrift Plan accounts, Store-
house and Commissary stock control
and related distributions, etc.
Of major importance today, when the
refinery is making every effort to re-
duce operational costs, are the increas-
ed activities of the Tabulating and Sta-
tistical Division in the realm of cost
control. With the division fully equip-
ped to promptly assemble cost informa-
tion from throughout the plant and to
provide departments with detailed
statements of their operating and main-
tenance expenditures, the Tabulating
and Statistical Division is making an
indispensable contribution to the refine-
ry's fight to cut coats.
A son, Glenn Andrew, to Mr. and Mrs.
Andries Ueernmun, June 15G.
A daughter. ancy Button. to Mr. and Mrs.
\V illlaa nIt t i lie s. June 1i,
A son, Lon Antonny. to Mr. and Mrs. Cyril]
(.omles~. June Ib.
i.ilugInei. ia, in les Ji'lanida, to Mr. and Mrs.
a daugolrei. .lItIuilln Solanda. to Mr. and Mr.
inmlon stttlr Jine I t.
o L n. l n itiloi Iir ,attlrick Leon, to Mr. and
MII .. L.uILi ateaLai Jusne 7.
A Son, Jael iaitnilel, lu Mr. and Mis. Wil-
ham licLhailusn, Jus i i.
unll. jan \ a II o IMr. and Mrs. Jan
\ienliair. Junie I
.i son. t iin i..it. it, Mr. .and Mrs. Reginaldo
\ sr tI. Ci e LtL. ulraiu. to Mr. and Mrs.
teon e o in~o i aune 21
-. Ti. i ineinlo i Ionald. to Mr. and Mrs.
M.inln laIntLlI.go. June -21
.- ildUgit1.... Anrt i al ina. to Mr. and Mra.
Sindlledo Ia,9. June -,L.
A idrugn [t.e, i ,tli I. Ann. to Mr. and Mrs.
lime- s Ia.sell. June _.
A- dauillei.t ,.iiLu tl e Elizabeth. to Dr. and
Mi% Ia.Ill aiii ,ii. Juine 22.
.\ ilaugntel. I hliencer alltiha. to Mr. and Mis.
(.usrtaut Ial Lhainallie June, i J3.
A sonn. Lha ules ianlelt to Mr. and Mil
leiige Ciic lto.n. Jurne .3.
A oan, Ju.rn Rui n, to ,i. and Mrs. Raymunldo
'eliciano. June 1.
A daughter, bSwinda, tu Mr. and Mrs. Emil-
liano blauilUO, June 2 1.
A s 'n., Iloelu a ludolfo. to Mr. and Mrs. Apo-
linliaro Noguera, June 2b.
A oun, relirne ssalia, to Mr. and Mrs. Felipe
Madulo, June 2.7,
.- daughterr Sandia Lee MacDonald, to Mr.
.and AMl. oulsely l'andt. June J2
A laughLte. Valec i Althena to Mr. and Mrs.
Dennis Lau. June 29.
A daughter, Dianne Lucilleo to MI. and Mrs.
ci.oige uNoliega. June 2'J9.
A daughtsni JoU.,e Kathleen, tu Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Juannul, June 3u.
A son., Vllern Jacobus. to Mr. and Mrs. Her-
llk Sevess,. July 1.
A son, Jacinto Rosaiio, to Mr. and Mrs.
Augustin Maduio. July 2.
it son, Carrol Alleyne to Mr. and Mrs. Emrle
Cuonner, July 3.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Davidson.
A daughter, Cassandra Pricilla. to Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Dopwell, July 3.
A daughter, Beulah Adeline. to Mr. and Mrs.
Aalln Layne. July 3.
A (laughter, Shilley Magdalena. to Mr. and
Mis. Reginald Searles. July 3.
A daughter Linda, to Mr. and Mis. Emmanuel
Ia.ntence, July 3.
A daughter, Mhanguelita to Mr. and Mr.. JuaI
ilump. July ,.
l'iln sons. Allan Wolthington. and Alleyne
\\otlhangtln. to Mi anid MSi,. Norrs Lewis
A d uglhte,. L.ul4 Olilea. to Mr. and Mis
Danlol An.gela, July l1.
A ,on. Patrick Velnon, to Mr. and Mrs
Geoige O'Bren. July 4.
A son, Michael Fianklin. to Mr. and Mrs
Flancisco Cioes, July 5.
A daughter. to Mr. and Mrs. liadwig D<
Rqbles,. July 6.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Fabiano Frans. July 6
A daughter. Margaiet, to Mr and Mis. Wil
Ilam Kaestner, July 7.
Holy Name Society To Present
Variety Show To Benefit CYO
The Holy Name Society will present
a variety show at the St. Cecilia Hall, on
the Roman Catholic grounds in San Ni
colas, on Friday night, July 15, at 8
o'clock. Proceeds of the show will go to
The committee in charge of arrange
ments for the show includes Mrs. Angel
Caluzel, Mrs. Una Amoroso, Jane Van
Vliet, John Francisco, and L. H. Forte
Members of the cast: Mrs. T. Pimen
to, Ivan Mendes, Bill de Souza, B. Wil
kes, George Evelyn, Caesar de Souza,
Bertram Smith, Barbara Assing, Dulce
Peterson, C. Hengeveld, Polly Hiemcke,
Iola Tulloch, Ishbel MacDonald, M. Mul-
ler, W. Hassell, Rosa Arends, C. Abra-
hamsz, A. Toth, Y. de Freitas, Y. Tul-
loch, and N. Edwards.
John .nd Mary's mother needs em* now things for the house, so let's go with
them to the big store. Ca. yeu tell what she will buy II the plotures abveT
(Answr at left.)
Premionan Capital di CYI
Di 1949 Ta Suma Fls. 2200
Ideanan a produce hopi dia 29 di Juni,
ors cu cater premionan capital, suman-
do FIs. 2200, a word entrega na gana-
dornan di anja 1948. President di Lago,
J. J. Horigan, a entregi e premionan den
presencia di miembronan di Directiva,
Comite di C.Y.I. y hefenan di esnan cu
a ricibi premio.
PROME PREMIO: Fla. 100, Hendrik
van den Arend, operator den Cataly-
SEGUNDO PREMIO: Fls. 600, Aurelio
Barros, levelman den Gas & Poly.
TERCER PREMIO: Fls. 400, Wilhelm
de Souza, assistant operator den Ca-
CUARTO PREMIO: Fls. 200, Thomas
Wolfe, Safety inspector den Industrial
Sr. van den Arend a ricibi un premio
inicial di Fls. 750 pa su idea na Januari,
1948; hunto cu e premio capital, el a
haya anto un total di Fls. 1750 pa su
idea. (Sr. van den Arend ta na Holanda
actualmente cu vacantie, y Compania a
manda un telegram di felicitacion pe.)
Sr. Barros, a haya un premio inicial
di Fls. 400 anteriormente; un total di
Fls. 1000 pa su idea.
Sr. De Souza zu premio inicial na Mei
1948 tabata Fls. 100; cu su premio ca-
pital su idea a produce un total di
Sr Wolfe a ricibi un premio inicial di
Fls. 50 na April 1947, y un premio suple-
mental di Fls. 200 na Maart 1949, for-
mando un total di Fls. 450 pa su idea.
Felicitando e ganadornan, Sr. Horigan
a mustra cu Directiva ta nota cu placer,
e gran interest cu empleadonan ta tuman-
do den Plan di C.Y.I. Estadisticonan di
anja pasd ta mustra cu un cuarta part
di tur empleadonan di Compania a con-
Stribui un idea pa improvision di compa-
nia. Compania no solamente ta hiba ben-
taha di e valor di e ideanan mes, pero
di interest cu empleadonan ta tuma den
progress di e organization.
O. Mingus, sub-gerente general, a co-
mentA particularmente ribs e dos prome
ideanan. E di cu idea No. 1 ta worde
usa of consider pa tur afiliadonan di
Compania cu tin Cat Plant, local ta
haci e idea tuma hopi importancia.
Riba e di dos idea a worde comenta cu
cualkier hende cu ta traha riba e unit
por a pensa ariba, pero ta Sr. Barros a
mira e bentahanan y e ta kende cu a
haci su idea produci.
Na habrimento di e reunion, R. V.
Heinze a revise brevemente historic di
Plan di C.Y.I., ilustrando progress di e
Plan pa medio di estadisticonan durante
e siete anjanan di su existencia.
Solve by drawing from dot on to dot 2
and so on.
Members of the St. Vincent and Barbados Cricket Clubs are seen above at their match
to determine the championship of the A Division of the Lago Sport Park Cricket
Competition. The match, to be played to a finish, started July 3 and was to be continued
n J y 10. St. Vincent players, in front, are from left to right John, Nicholas, Howe,
Brown (captain), Boucher, Williams, C. Bonadie, Kirby, Warner, Walker, and B.
Bonadie. In back are the Barbados players: Umpire Butts, Deane (captain), Price,
Worrell, Seale, Greene, Bryan, Wharton, Smith, Stanton, Goddard, Lewis, Trotman,
Clarke, and Umpire Perrotte.
Warren Carroll clears the bar to win the high jump in the Lago High School track
meet held June 15; his winning mark was 5 feet 5 inches. With a record of three first
places and one second for the four events in which he entered, Warren was the out-
standing athlete of the meet. It is planned to make the meet an annual affair.
Colony baseball stirred in its grave and came to life briefly July 3 in the first game
at Lone Palm Stadium in several years. TSD met the High School, with the old sets
of muscles beating the younger muscles 7-3. Most familiar sight: Joe Proterra on the
mound (for the schoolboys, three innings). Above, TSD's Dick Busacker tags out a
runner at home, while Jim Downey gets out of the play at left.
Members of the Caribe and Catholic Youth Organization softball teams are shown
above the evening of their game June 29 at Lago Heights. Caribe won this game in the '/
Lago Heights league by a score of 15-5. Also in the picture are three members of the
sub-committee which is handling arrangements for the league: Max Lasley (left), Syd
Brathwaite, coordinator and secretary (right), and kneeling in front of him,
Cricket League Nears End First Half of Softball
As July 24 Set for Awards Competition Nears End
Gentle Daniel (left) and Joe Blackwood are seen in the ring of the Swingsters' Square
Garden the evening of their recent main bout there. With them are their handlers.
Blackwood took the fight by a decision
embers of the Racing Club Aruba are shown while in Guatemala on a recent sports
tri. In front of them are the trophies they received for winning matches against
Guatemalan teams. In front, left to right, are Adriaan Brokke, Jacobo Leafiez, August
Croes, Carlos Jacobs, Gregorio Picus, Julio Jansen, Mario Kelkboom, and Angel Chirino.
In back are Modesto Oduber Jr., Frans P. Wever, Nel Harms, Matheo Reyes, Luis
Aponte, Mlaiky Fingal, Sinforiano Tromp, Menelio Loefstok, Ricardo Gelder, Damian
Tromp, Gabriel Kelly, a Guatemalan player, Policarpio Tromp, and Basilio Kelly.
Aid riba nos ta mira miembronan di R.C.A. eu a bai Guatemala recientemente, unda
nan a ricibi various beker pa weganan cu nan a ana contra teamnan di Guatemala.
SThe St. Vincent and Barbados Cricket
Clubs were to meet on Sunday, July 10,
for the second day in their match to
determine the championship of the A
Division of the Lago Sport Park Cricket
Competition. The match was to be play-
ed to a finish.
After the winner of the A Division
is determined, a presentation match
will be played on July 24. Two matches
will be in progress at the same time,
one at the Sport Park and the other at
the adjoining Aruba Juniors' field. The
winner of the St. Vincent-Barbados
match will oppose an all-star club made
up of players from the other teams in
the league. St. Eustatius, winner of the
Intermediate Division, will play an all-
star team from that league. Both
matches will start at 10 in the morning
and will last until about 4:30 in the
After the two presentation matches,
awards will be presented to the two
league winners and to outstanding per-
formers. To the members of the top
team in the A Division will go gold
medals, with the team receiving a
trophy. St. Eustatius players, as win-
ners of the Intermediate League, will
receive silver medals and the team will
get a trophy.
Six individual awards will be made,
three in each league. Awards will go to
the player with the best batting aver-
age, best bowling average, and to the
man making the highest indivudal score.
The awards, as well as refreshments,
will be furnished by the Company, and
appropriate ceremonies will mark the
end of the competition.
Members of the Committee in charge
of the cricket tourney were Freddy
Dirksz, chairman; Robert Martin, secre-
tary; C. A. Matthews, J. A. Butts, C. A.
Brown, T. Marjah, C. Wardally, D. So-
lomon, K. Wong, H. M. Nassy, and
Mario Croes (member ex-officio).
The annual Lago Heights football
match between the bachelors and the
benedicts will take place July 23 at Lago
Heights. It will begin at 7 p.m. C.R.A.
Bishop will lead the Benedicts, and Pan-
ky Crichlow the bachelors.
As the Lago Heights Softball League
entered the next-to-last week of the first
half of competition, four teams were tied
for the lead. Aruba Juniors, Baby Ruth,
Caribe, and the Dodgers each had six
wins to stand at the top of the opening
The first half will end on July 22,
with the second half scheduled to start
on August 2. Winners of the two halves
will play one another to determine the
winner of the trophy.
Games scheduled during the final
week of the opening half are as follows:
July 19, Baby Ruth vs. Aruba Juniors,
at 7:30 p.m.; July 20, Dodgers vs. Ca-
tholic Youth Oorganization at 7; July
22, Bicho Malo vs. Hollandia at 7 p.m.
and Los Tigres vs. Lago Heights at 8:35
Games during the latter half will be
played according to the same schedule
set up during the first half: single
games on Tuesday nights, and double
headers on Wednesday and Friday
Standings as of July 9, with the num-
ber of victories listed after each team:
Aruba Juniors, 6; Baby Ruth, 6; Caribe,
6; Dodgers, 6; Hollandia, 4; Bicho Malo,
3; Lago Heights, 2; Los Tigres, 2; and
Catholic Youth Organization, 0.
An August Calendar
3 Germany declared war on Eng-
land and France, 1914.
5 First cable message between Ame-
rica and Europe, 1895.
9 First steam locomotive train, 1831.
15 Feast of Assumption; Holy Day.
17 Fulton's first steamboat made trip
N.Y. to Albany, 1807.
26 Women's suffrage, U.S.A., 1920.
27 First petroleum well, Titusville,
31 Birthday of Princess Wilhelmina.
1-31 Days to watch for ways of reduc-
S SAFETY PAYS
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
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8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS JULY 15, 1949
CYI Pays Out Fis.
The sum of Fls. 855 was paid out by
the Coin Your Ideas Committee during
May, with 30 employees receiving com-
mendation and cash awards. All were
Top winner was Adolfo Arends, who
received Fls. 100. His idea was to re-
install the old dial tone machine to re-
place the present dial tone equipment so
as to raise the frequency of the existing
Ennis Hoit, Fls. 50, connect welding
receptacle to 440 V Feeder at Propane
Ernest Klepetko, Fls. 50, use condem-
ned spheroid for building.
E. J. Kulisek, Fls. 50, purchase stan-
dard portable vapor degreasers.
Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 40, num-
ber water meters same as Colony and
Lago Heights bungalows.
Camille Emanuel, Fls. 35, Use 1/"
rounds on auto fenders to prevent crack-
ing along edges.
Brigitte Trappenberg, Fla. 30, teach
nurses at Hospital Papiamento.
Kenneth Johnson, Fls. 30, relocate
fuses at bunkhouses west of B. Q. no. 7.
Isaias Tromp, Fls. 30, remove tele-
phone pole east of Equipment Inspection
Abdul Syed, Fls. 25, post permanent
notice at Plant Commissary indicating
various boxes and additional informa-
Thomas Woodley, Fls. 25, place piece
of water-proof material between scooter
seat and motor.
John Chichester, Fls. 25, install stand
at upper seal pot for servicing instru-
Antolino Tromp, Fls. 25, install war-
ning signs and Government maximum
speed notices throughout Colony and
Terry Smith, FIs. 20, install stool at
water cooler at Hospital.
Eric Carty, Fls. 20, furnish Transpor-
tation Office with maps of Colony and
Levie Wever, Fls. 20, provide illumina-
tion for time card racks at Drydock.
Anselmo Semeleer, Fls. 20, place card
rack in apprentice shops.
Edgar Connor, Fls. 20, install spring
hinges or latch cabinets at Central Ma-
Ewart Garraway, Fls. 20, remove pro-
truding piece of steel in vicinity of
Joseph Guy, Fls. 20, relocation of lad-
der at Gas Absorption Plant.
Julian Cox, Fls. 20, run ditto copies
on back of old form LOT-GEN-3-BP21-
John Eder, Fls. 20, construct two-
piece socket switch stick at Utilities.
Seon Frederick, Fls. 20, provide valve
extension on platforms on Tanks No.
450, 451, and 459.
Carel Nahar, Fls. 20, install bulletin
board (bronze) at Lago Heights Gate.
Thomas Quinn, Fls. 20, install clothes
tree in Hospital Clinic.
Herman Figueira, Fls. 20, insulate
1%" skim-blow lines at Edeleanu Plant
Guillermo Giel, Fls. 20, Main Electric
Shop Utility Buildings to open outward,
and Fls. 20, install two small bars in
large oven at Main Electric Shop.
Julian Illidge, Fls. 20, designate birth-
place of deceased on bulletin board at
General Office Building.
Sydney Corbin, commendation, shor-
ten existing goose neck fixture at East
Sweetening Plant Agitators.
Oranjestad Womens' Club
Starts New Publication \
The Aruba Esso News recently re-
ceived Vol. 1, No. 1 of a new publica-
tion called "Anglo", issued by the
Aruba Dames Club, a women's organi-
zation which meets regularly in Oranje-
A well-rounded effort, the first issue
of 17 mimeographed pages included
recipes, housekeeping hints, sections on
beauty and styles, baby care, a cross-
word puzzle, fiction, and other features.
All the work is done by members of the
1740 in April, May
Twenty-eight employees hit the Coin
Your Ideas jackpot for April, with a
total of FIs. 885 being paid out. Two of
the awards were supplemental, the rest
Top award, Fla. 100, went to Thomas
Saltibus for his idea to adopt the box
system for treatments at the Lago Hos-
pital. This was a supplemental award.
The other supplemental award went
to Rene Johnson for his suggestion to
replace two 8" valves at the Edeleanu
Plant with check valves. This idea paid
off FIs. 50.
The initial winners:
George Soffar, Fls. 50, install pump
to inject soaps into caustic lines feeding
Low Pressure Stills.
P. E. Jensen, Fls. 50, centralize con-
trol of road signs.
A. Pellegrim, Fls. 50, connect drain
line from caustic recovery still to line
direct to ocean.
James Rankin, Fls. 50, replace mas-
ter time sheet system with monthly
time distribution card system.
S. Nesfield, Fls. 40, supply rubber for
glass tubes used by Testers at ISAR.
Dalby Lobban, Fls. 35, build loading
platform at west door at Laboratory
No. 1 Storehouse.
0. Yanez, Fls. 30, supply Machine
Shop with inspection mirrors.
0. J. Mauricio, Fls. 30, install sup-
ports for inside micrometers hoses on
Bonnie Amick, Fls. 25, issue credit
cards in exchange for gasoline coupon
books to employees going to U.S.A. on
Godfrey Batson, Fls. 25, install rails
on top of gasoil agitators No. 73 and 74
at Treating Plant.
Charles McJannet, Fls. 25, install 1/"
bleeder valves on Propane compressors
Samuel Buntin, Fls. 25, place welding
shield around bench at Instrument Ma-
Lionel Dyer, Fls. 25, install fire ex-
tinguishers east side of firewall on
Tanks No. 350 and 351.
G. Willems, Fls. 25, install safety
shower on platform between Acid Tanks
No. 140 and 144.
Christopher Romney, Fls. 25, relocate
uninsulated line or insulate on gasoline
drum water draw-off mechanism at No.
11 Crude Still.
E. A. Gonsalves, Fls. 25, install color
glass from lower stripper stock to sto-
rage at No. 7 C.U. Control House.
Percy Schott, Fls. 20, lock tops of
Leon Goeloe, Fls. 20, install barricade
for pipeline connecting Tank 255, south
Angel Ridderstap, Fls. 20, construct
handrail on stairs south of Central Car-
E. A. Hassell, Fls. 20, print rules for
use of telephone on directory cover.
Wakefield Downes, Fls. 20, erect rails
between stairway and Utility buildings
at Finger Pier.
Eric Williams, Fls. 20, prevent water
from entering Esso Heights Quarters
Severiano Luidens, Fls. 20, install 2"
bypass line from discharge header to
suction header on new pump at Central
Leonard Marques, Fls. 20, install val-
ve in drain line of bottoms pump at No.
6 Rerun Unit.
Sydney Green, Fls. 20, install garbage
can at Lago Heights grease rack.
Desire Marques, Fls. 20, relocate light
conduit on east side of Top Preheater
on Caustic Recovery Still.
Answer to PUZZLER:
(1) A couple crosses over, (2)
the husband returns, (3) the men
cross over, (4) the other husband
returns, (5) the second couple
crosses over. Another type of so-
lution can be obtained by having
(1) the two women cross over and
(2) one of them return. A similar
change can be made in steps (4)
and (5). The first solution seems
the most just, since the men are
penalized for their jealousy by
having to do the rowing.
Diaper Salesmen Rejoice
'As Baby Business Booms
A new record was established July 3 at
the Hospital when nine babies were de-
livered during the day. This barely edged
out the previous high for one 24-hour
period, which was eight births.
Carrol Alleyne Conner started the new
record, making her appearance at 1:08
a.m. Ten minutes later a son was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Davidson.
Business slacked off until 7:01 a.m.
when Beulah Adeline Layne was born.
Seventeen minutes later Cassandra Pri-
cilla Dopwell made her appearance, foll-
owed at 7:37 a.m. by Shirley Magdalena
Searles. The morning's activities came
to a close at 11 o'clock, with the birth of
Allan Worthington Lewis was born at
4:47 in the afternoon, and his twin sis-
ter, Alleyne Worthington, at 4:53. The
last baby to be born during the day was
Meungelita Tromp, at 7:14 in the eve-
Final results: seven girls and two
boys, for a new Hospital record
MCC Gets Scoreboard
Capt. J. It. Hughes of the lake tanker In-
verrosa cleans his brushes after completing
the painting of a scoreboard on his ship
for the Marine Cricket Club. (The pup
seems tired of the whole business, and tries
it out for sleeping under). The board is now
installed at Lone Palm stadium. The
M.C.C., which started up early this year, is
long on enthusiasm in spite of the difficul-
ty of making up a team when many mem-
bers are regularly anywhere between here
| Safety Pays I
Around the Plant
Eleven employees of the Drydock have
recently left, or are planning to leave
shortly, on long vacations. First to go
out were Santiago Coffee and James
Courtar, both of whom left on July 1.
Mr. Coffee, a painter, is spending his
five weeks in Aruba. Mr. Courtar, a boi-
lermaker, has eight weeks off and is
going to St. Vincent, his first visit there
in four years.
Alberto Rincones, diver tender, star-
ted his 6 week vacation on July 12 and
is spending it in Aruba.
Three men were due to go out on the
15th. George Sam, boilermaker helper,
has four weeks off and is going to St.
Vincent for his first visit there in three
years. James Warner, tinsmith, is also
going to St. Vincent after a six year ab-
sence; he has eight and a half weeks off.
Edward Fleary, machinist, also has eight
and a half weeks off and is going to
Grenada, his first visit there in four
James Liburd, carpenter, starts his
eight and a half week vacation on July
16 and is going to Grenada; this will be
his first visit there in four years.
Three men are due to leave on the
18th. John Roberts, carpenter, has eight
and a half weeks off and is going to
Grenada after a four year absence
George Gumbs, laborer, is going to St.
Martin for eight and a half week.; this
will be his first trip there in four year.
Mlauricio Ridderstap. carpenter helper,
has five and a half weeks off and is re-
maining at h h home in Noord.
Francisco Lampe, machinist, starts
his four week vacation on the 22nd. He
also intends to stay at his home in
Neville Lee, personnel clerk in the ad-
ministrative section of M & C, left June
27 for Trinidad and British Guiana on
his long vacation. He will be gone nine
weeks, and this will be his first visit to
those islands in almost 6 years.
APRENDIZNAN Continua den pay I
studio den klas y den shop. Nan trabao
den klas ta inclui cursonan den Ingles,
Reekmento y Lesamento. Den e cuater
shopnan pa aprendiznan nan lo haya in-
struccion bAsico den ofishinan y tambe
sinjanza den trahamento segun reglanan
di Seguridad y cuido adecuado di her-
Cambionan ta worde consider pa di
segundo, di tercer y di cuater anja di e
Te awor 184 mucha-homber a com-
pleta e program di aprendiz cu 4xito y
na Augustus di e anja tin 75 mas pa
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