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VOL. 10, No. 11. PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
VOL. 10, No. 11.
Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling leads the Scouts and leaders going on the Surinam
Jamboree in three cheers for Queen Juliana. The Aruban representatives met July 23
at the Prince Bernhard School, where Mr. Hessling reviewed them and spoke to
Gezaghebber Interino, H. A. Hessling a inspect y a dirigi palabra cortamente na
Padvinder- y leidernan cu to represents Aruba na Jamboree na Surinam. E portret ta
mustra e grupo gritando "hoera" pa La Reina Juliana, ribs proposition di Sr. Hessling.
Surinam Scouts Jamboree
Attracts 37 From Aruba
Governor Kwartsz Is Appointed
To Cabinet and Elected Head
His Honor Dr. L. C. Kwartsz, Aruba's
Thirty-seven Scouts and leaders from Lt. Governor, July 14 was appointed to
all the island's troops left Tuesday, the Executive Council of the Nether-
July 26, for the Scout Jamboree in lands West Indies government. The
Surinam. The event, expected to attract change was announced along with other
a thousand Scouts and leaders from revisions in the Cabinet. Those leaving
South and Central America and the the Cabinet, with the Government's
Caribbean area, is the largest such meet thanks for services rendered to the
to ever be held in this section. Territory, are Dr. M. F. da Costa
The Jamboree was to last from July Gomez, R. J. Beaujon jr., C. A. Eman,
28 through August 5, and this is the Dr. E. M. Newton, and E. A. Romer.
first time that all Aruba's troops have Of the new appointees, Dr. Kwartsz'
been represented at an outside Scout duties will be in connection with Justice
activity like this. and General Affairs, and members of
The boys selected to represent Aruba the council elected him as their presi-
at the meet trained together for two A, nr*v, ppc toe l4-their-uties:
months preceding the Jamboree; their M. P. B. Gorsira, Financial Affairs;
training was carried on under the Dr. P. C. Henriquez, Public Health Ser-
supervision of L. H. King of TSD- vice, Water Supply, Agriculture, Cattle
Engineering. Raising and Fishery; Dr. E. M. Newton,
On July 23 the group met at the Social and Economic Affairs, Harbor
Prince Bernhard School, where they and Pilot Service, Radio Telegraph,
were inspected and reviewed by Acting
Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling. Speaking in Tlephone and Aeronautics E. A.
Romer, Public Works; and J. H.
both Dutch and English, Mr. Hessling Sroce, public W o; and J. H.
impressed upon the boys that they S rocket National Education.
would be the representatives of Aruba At the same tme t was announced
while on this jaunt, and wished them that H. A. Hessling has been appointed
the best of luck. acting Lt. Governor of Aruba.
In Surinam the Scout delegates from
each country were to live together at 37 Di Aruba Ta
Zanderiy, and from there make hikes
to various points of interest in the Participh na Jamboree
country. Each country's representatives
were also to put on a demonstration. Trinta-y-siete Padvinder- y leidernan
The boys from Aruba flew to Surinam di trupanan di center Aruba a sali dia
in two planes, one going direct and the 26 di e luna aki, pa tuma part na Jam-
-other stopping off in Curacao to pick boree na Surinam. E event cu lo atrae
up that island's representatives. So as hopi participantenan di Sur-America y
to enable more boys to make the trip, America Central y area Caribe, lo ta e
KLM made a special reduction in the reunion di mas grand cu a yega di tin
round-trip fare. den e regionnan aki.
Boys and leaders from the NPV, E mucha-hombernan eligi pa repre-
Roman Catholic Scouts, British Scouts, sent Aruba na e Jamboree a worde
and the Boy Scouts of America are re- entrena durante dos luna prome cu nan
presenting Aruba at the Jamboree. a bai, bao di direction di Leo King di
Scouts and leaders, the majority of T.S.D.-Engineering.
whom are either Lago employees or Dia 23 di Juli e grupo a reuni na Prins
sons of Lagoites, are Lesly L. d'Abreu, Bernhardschool, unda nan a worde in-
Rudy Anches, Julian Arrindell, Erric specta pa Gezaghebber Interino H. A.
Baiz, Charles Berkel, Albertus Brown, Hessling. Papiando na Hulandes y na
Jules E. Casper, Faustin Clark. Addison Ingles, Sr. Hessling a hala atencion
Croes, Alfonso Corbin, Willem F. ariba cu nan ta representante di Aruba
Craane, Edgar M. Ferrol, Charles R. na Jamboree, y a desea nan bon suerte.
Greene, Stuart W. Hayes, John W. Na Surinam e delegadonan di e dife-
Hodgen, Jan G. Van der Jagt, Jean L. rente paisnan lo biba hunto na Zaan-
Illidge, Aart C. In 't Veld, Leo King, derij, y djei nan lo haci diferente excur-
Eric R. Nahar, Nicolaas Facundo, Emi- sionnan pa diferente puntonan di interest
lio Oduber, Hendrik Posner, Eduart S. di e lugar.
Reed, Otmar Reemnet, Donald B. E mucha-hombernan a bai den dos
Richardson, James Robbin, Abraham L. aeroplano di cual un a bai direct Suri-
Sadeks, Ronald Tjin Kam Jet, Charles nam, y e otro a pasa Curaqao pa tuma
A. Thomas, Victor Thompson, James A. abordo representantenan di aya. Pa
Thompson, A. Veenendaal, Clemente duna oportunidad na mas mucha-hom-
Wilson, Arend Westerink, Nicolaas bernan pa tuma parti na e Jamboree,
Quandt, and Robert Kemmink. K.L.M. a duna un prijs especial pa e
SPadvinder- y leidernan di N.P.V.,
Katholieke Padvinders, British Scouts y
SKEEP I EM FLN Boy Scouts of America, lo represents
Aruba na e Jamboree.
First Safety Jackpot
Goes to Tobias Ashby_
The first Safe Workers' Contest jack-
pot was emptied July 23 when Tobias
Ashby, of the Bubali team, answered
the jackpot question correctly and won
the four prizes in it. In addition, he re-
ceived the award for knowing the
answers to Safety Sam's questions
about the Contest.
For knowing his department's safety
Hits First Safety Jackpot
regulations and being able to answer
the jackpot question, Mr. Ashby re-
ceived a ladies' compact, plus a man's
leather key case, a silver belt buckle,
and a ladies' manicure set. For first
answering correctly the questions about
the Contest and becoming eligible for
the jackpot question, he received a
different kind of ladies' compact. Al-
Stogether, he went home that day with
five prizes for keeping informed of the
Contest and of ways to work safely.
Mr. Ashby is a welder helper A in
the Metal Trades Department. The
jackpot question he was asked concern-
ed the particular safety precautions he
would take when welding off a ladder.
His answer was thorough and correct.
After being emptied by Mr. Ashby,
the jackpot will again start with one
prize in it. Each time the jackpot
question will receive all the prizes that
are in it at that time.
Remember to get a chance at the
jackpot question, know these facts: the
name of your team; the names of your
captain and his 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'
Answer those questions correctly,
and you'll receive an award from
Safety Sam. In addition, you'll get a
chance at the jackpot question, which
will be about one of your department's
safety regulations. Answer it correctly,
and you'll win all the prizes then in the
Everyone should take an interest in
their team and know all the necessary
facts about it. That will provide them
with the information to answer Safety's
Sam's questions. And everyone should
take an interest in their own safety and
know the safety rules affecting their
job. That will provide them with the
information to answer the jackpot
A thinking employee knows that
the biggest prize of all in the Safe
Workers' Contest is his own health and
Lema Nobo di Seguridad
Foi tur lemanan cu a worde contribul
e luna aki, esun escogi tabata: "Save
Your Eyes to See the Prize". E ganador
tabata Simon Croes, un emplcado di
Carpenter Department y un miembro
di team Druif, kende a ricibi un bunita
premio pa su lema.
World News Briefs
A jet-propelled passenger airplane
designed for a speed of 500 miles per
hour made its first flight in England
last week. The plane, developed in
greatest secrecy over the last three
years, is expected to carry 36 passen-
gers in a pressurized cabin at 40,000
feet at a speed which only a short time
ago was faster than the best fighter-
planes could do. Sixteen more of the
DeHavilland jet airliners are being
built, and company officials estimate
that the plane will be ready for com-
mercial service in 1952.
The sixty-miles-an-hour typhoon that
struck Shanghai July 26 killed 30
people, and the tidal wave and torren-
tial rains that went with it put most of
the city under water from one to six
The world's largest light bulb was
recently installed over a Manhattan
theater as a publicity scheme. It is a
50,000 watt bulb (ordinary household
bulbs are 75 watt). The current it uses
would run 250 washing machines.
The bulb is 34 inches high, 20 inches
in diameter, and cost $500. It gets so
hot that it will ignite a newspaper six
A joint Congressional committee in
Washington is meeting with the Secre-
taries of State and Defense in discus-
sions of the British request for co-
operation between the two countries and
Canada in atomic energy development.
An important part of the discussions is
the allocation of uranium ore being pro-
duced in the Belgian Congo and Canada.
The worst drought in 100 years in
being suffered in most areas of Africa
south of the Sahara.
Chinese Communist forces have been
ordered to capture the Nationalist pro-
visional capital of Canton by August 15.
The Red forces are still 200 miles from
Canton, but are attacking a defense
line which, if it crumbles, will give them
virtually a clear path to the city. Ap-
proximately 900 Americans living in
South China have been warned to leave.
Almost a third of the 83,490 persons
convicted of larceny in England last
year were under 17 years of age, ac-
cording to a recent official report.
New Top-Grade Motor Oil
Put on Market by Esso
A completely new premium grade
lubricant, Esso Extra Motor Oil, re-
cently went on the market and is now
on sale at the island's Esso service
stations. The new product is the highest
quality motor oil ever sold under the
Continued on page 6
Motorists using the new im-
proved Esso oil are reminded that
the crankcase drainings will be
darker than before, and that the
appearance of used oil on the dip-
stick no longer means that the oil
must be changed. This is because
one of the superior qualities of
the new Esso Extra Motor Oil is
that sludge deposits are removed
with the oil and are not permitted
to accumulate in the engine. The
motorist may have just changed
to Esso Extra a few hundred
miles previously, yet the new lu-
bricant will look dark because it
is removing sludge deposits. Mile-
age and driving conditions should
determine when the oil should be
changed, with a 1000-mile oil
change still recommended.
AUGUST 5, 1949
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 5 109
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LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, August 26. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, August IS.
Printed by the Curagaosche Courant. Curagao. N.W.I.
The majority of suggestions turned in to the Coin Your
Ideas Committee are concerned with doing a particular
operation in a less expensive way, or in a less complicated,
more efficient manner. Either results in a saving.
Coin Your Ideas has always been interested in getting
ideas that result in a saving to the Company. Today, with
the refinery's program to cut costs in full swing, even
greater emphasis is being laid on ideas that cause a definite
saving when put into operation.
Any employee, by looking at his job and thoughtfully
considering ways of cutting costs, can see various operations
that can be improved upon or changed in such a manner
that a saving will result. If his idea is of sufficient worth
to be adopted, he may receive a cash award from Coin Your
Ideas. And the Company will gain from the employee's
contribution to the cost control program.
The benefit of the employee's idea is a double one. Both
he and the Company will profit as a result of his thinking
of ways to cut costs, and sending in his suggestions to the
The program to cut costs is everybody's fight. The most
convenient means of contributing your share is to turn in
suggestions to Coin Your Ideas. Look around you now and
think of ways you can reduce the cost of operations con-
nected with your job. Lago wants your ideas on cutting
costs and, by turning them in to CYI, you'll be helping
yourself and your Company.
LPD Gets New Uniforms Slight Case of Shrinkage
The Lago Police Department last
month received its new type uniforms,
which personnel of the department are
now wearing. The uniform was especial-
ly designed for the LPD.
The new uniforms, a navy blue-gray,
have short-sleeved shirts and present a
better and smarter appearance than
those worn in the past. They are also
made of a higher quality material.
It is planned to wear the new
uniforms only on certain days of the
week until the present supply of old-
type uniforms is exhausted.
Attains 50 Years Jersey Service
Clifford D. Peck of Madison, New
Jersey, who started work as an office
boy with the Standard Oil Company
(N.J.), last month completed 50 years
service with the Company. Cashier of
the Standard Oil Development Com-
pany, hMr. Peck received a 50-year ser-
vice pin and a watch from the Company.
Fernando da Silva
Hugo de Vrile
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongrel
Jose La Cruz
Ricardo Van Blarcum
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Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
C.T.R. & Field Shops
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Easo & Lago Club.
Dining Hall (2)
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Colony Service Office
Carpenter & Paint
Contribui Ideanan-Reduci Costo
Mayoria di ideanan cu ComitI di Coin Your Ideas ta
ricibi, ta propone un moda mas barata of menos complicit
pa conduct operacionnan di refineria. Si e ideanan contribui
tin m6rito y worde accept e rosultado lo ta economic.
Coin Your Ideas ta semper interest den ideanan cu
ta yuda Compania spaar. Pesentemente, cu e Programa di
Economic cu ta existi, ideanan cu ta result na economic
ta mas important cu nunca.
Cualkier empleado cu paga atencion, lo haya den su
trabao, medionan pa reduce costo; lo e mira operacionnan
cu por worde mehorl of cambia di tal moda, cu esey lo
resultA na mas economic. Si su idea tin m6rito, e ta ricibi
su premio di Coin Your Ideas y Compania tambe lo tin bene-
ficio di e empleado su contribution na e Programa di Econo-
mia. Ke meen anto, cu e empleado su idea tin dobbel
ventaha. Tanto e, como Compania lo profiteer di e resulta-
donan di su idea pa reduci costo.
Nos tur ta den e lucha pa reduci costo. E moda mas
combiniente pa contribui be parti ta di manda ideanan pa
Comit6 di Coin Your Ideas.
Tene wowonan habri, y si bo por tops cu cualkier moda
di reduce costo en coneccion cu bo trabao, no laga di con-
tribui na e Programa. Lago tin master di bo ideanan pa
reduce costo y mandando ideanan asina pa ComitI di C.Y.I.
bo ta yuda bo curpa y bo Compania alabez.
New Flare Stack Rises
250 Feet Over Refinery
A "little Eiffel tower" rose 250 feet
over the plant last month as Chicago
Bridge forces put together a new flare
stack next to the Alkylation Plants.
Supplementing the equipment in the
lagoon and bringing the plant's facili-
ties up to standard, the new flare will
serve No. 2 Alky and the Isomerization
The tower supporting the stack rises
225 feet, while the 24-inch pipe that
carries gases up to be burned is an-
other 25 feet higher. (The Cat Cracker
is 280 feet high, the stack at No. 2
Powerhouse is 304 feet.) The top 15 feet
of the stack is stainless steel.
For its height, the column is extreme-
ly slim, going from 32 feet square at
the base to less than 5 feet square at
the top. The entire structure weighs
only 62 tons. It was painted aluminum
color, by somebody who doesn't mind
The 1949 graduating class of Lago
High School hasn't actually shrunk, it
just isn't the largest in the school's
history, as erroneously reported in the
The largest turns out to be one of
16 graduates, back in May 1941, when
the Esso News was only six months old
with a six-months old memory.
Among the graduates were Kinta
Abadie, Gilbert Brook jr., Martha
Brown, Igor Broz, Starr Colby, Pauline
Gardere, Janet Gray, Phyllis Griffith,
Mary Louise Haase, Charles Harrod,
Forestine Hughes, Norman Inkster,
Melvin Leister, Hilbert McCord, Lois
Repath, Doris Rustad, Lee Stanley, and
Francis Ushler Jr.
Refreshing memory still further
(thanks to a commencement program
furnished by Elizabeth Haase) the com-
mencement address was by William
Bigart, diplomas awarded by H. M.
Beshers, prizes by Alvin Marks, and
piano selections by Dorothea Mingus.
A daughter. Yvonne Gloria, to Mr. and Mrs.
Philip Semper. July 7.
A daughter. Irene Angellta. to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph De Fritas,. July 8.
A son. Richard Isbelio, to Mr. and Mrs. I.on
Goeloe, July 8.
A daughter, Jacquoline Annette, to Mr. and
Mr,. John Iassell, July 9.
A son. Stevan rancisco, to Mr. and Mrs.
Rudolph Jone3, July 9.
A daughter, Gladys Fllomena. to Mr. and Mrs.
lMaimo Maduro. July 9.
A son. Alister Nahaniel, to Mr. and Mrs.
Mnthiaa Iptlfol. July 9.
A son. Emmanuel, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wil-
son. July 9,
A son, Jacinto Mai ii. to Mr. and Mrs. Leo.
nardo icrnandez, July 10.
A son. ceo.rge Chailes. to Mr. and Mrs. Ben-
jamin Challes. July 10.
A .i ain o Maximo. to Mr. and hMrs. Maximo
Tromp, July 10.
A in,. Richard Anthony, to Mr, and Mrs.
Thomas Quinn. July 11.
A ',rughter, Coirinll a to Mr. and Mrs. Cor-
nel, WVilgenbtiiilh. J.lay 11.
A daughter. Shliley Patilcii, to Mr. and Mrs.
Felix Viulenui. July 10.
A daughter, Juanita Alberta, to Mr and Mrs.
Louis GCcn man. July 12.
A laughter, Justicia E elinde, to Mr. and Mrs.
Nicola1,s C cnes, July 12.
A daughter, Anna CloIt Evangelina, to Ii.
anil Mrs. Contantiti A.licdis. July 13.
A iaughtei. I.elia MIarui. to Mr. and Mrs.
Hienr-llue Cdauhcla. July 1 \.
A .on. Jaminto Win baldo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Pedro Thode<. July 11I.
A -on. lendink Sailladol. to Mr. and Mrs.
lJorge Lamiecr. July Ii.
A daughter. Anit.t Adora. to Mi. and Mrs.
lRicha.,d ( i'Ga ... July 1,.
A oin. Ujelld Jelle, to Mr. anid M ra Alien Van
D oe Vetn. July I1 .
A dl.iu hteor. I.ehia il.n, t., MNIr. tndi Mr-.
Gii., iI Hcniqucz7. July 17.
A dauighlte.. r ;lndti loiti to Mi and Mi .
Jilanlii Ca ali. Jul y 17.
A dlaughtel, M.I 'ini, to Il. nd MIi Jii n
A linluhter, Slviai Ma le, to Mi, anid Mi1
Si ion r n'-lie .Inly 17.
A dlauchlt. Rnoa iloniena, to MI. an] Mt,
l:lan, Cioe.. July 17.
A dai ht)iicl Gcitituia Sli.ta.i .. t Mril. andl
tis l.l han lentn lul. l 2 1.
A -.n, (os5m licnjiamnin, to Mr. and Mrs.
Richai d Sa1, JJul, 21,
A son, J,,n. to Mr a Mi. Ad AlU ,tII Dk,,
A son. Ilaiinnial Daivnd.n, t., Mi anl I, Mi-,
Willi.im-n, Les -, JulI 2.-.
A son, Calvin .ir t Mi uI Mi Arthut
.\ndocron. July 'I .
A diaug1 itn (.A tiin. Ci ita. t', Mr. daIN MiI
Vicente alim .<,, .July 2 i.
A 'in, lie.u ho Cilttoliai, t, Mi N1. i 11i Ml' (Ilr'
CGeeisun. July 2-i
A daughter. Ann.a Malia, t,, Mt and r-
Ren.i.io F.l;lneain. July 2iG.
A daughter, to Mr. ond Mi-r Euck Ca.ti,
A sun, to Ml. nnd Mis. Simeri Tr.im.,
A laughter. to MI. and Mrs., B.rbalnsto
Ama)a, July 26.
A son. to AMr. and Mis Jule, Riv icre. July 27.
A daughter, to Mr. cal Mrs. Alfied Daley,
Four Finish Shorthand Courses
Four employees last month complet-
ed their training in the shorthand
courses offered by Lago's Training
Division. Three graduated from the
intermediate group. All had received
instruction in the principles of writing
business letters, stenographic duties,
Those completing the advanced course
were Barbara Assing, Executive Depart-
ment; Lillian Every, Storehouse: and
Monica Illidge, Lago Police Depart-
ment. Lincoln Lewis, of the Acid and
Edeleanu Department, graduated from
the intermediate class.
At the time of their grnaduition, the
group gave a leather traveling kit to
their instructor, W. A. Kelbler of the
Five courses are now in pilog ess in
the clerical training proglrim. Three are
offered in beginners' typing, one in
intermediate typing, and on- inl begin-
ners' shorthand. Purpose of til' courses
1.1 to upgrade present stenogr.iaphic per-
sonnel, expedite the writing of letters
and reports, and to increase the ac-
curracy and efficiency of personnel
doing clerical work.
Miembronan di Lago Police Department ta parh na Main Gate bisti cu uniform nobo
di e Departamento.
Personnel of the Lago Police Department stand outside the Main Gate wearing the
new Navy Blue-gray uniforms which the Department recently obtained. From left to
right are J. Noel, J. St. Rose, F. 0. lllidge, J. R. Anthony, Chief G. B. Brook, A. T.
Huibers, H. Oppenhuizen, P. D. Wallace, H. C. Wathey, and Reily Jack.
Courses in intermediate and advanced shorthand ended July 15 for four employees
who completed their training on that day. From left to right are Lincoln Lewis, of the
Acid and Edeleanu Department; Monica Illidge, Lago Police Department; Barbara
Assing, Executive Department; Lillian Every, Storehouse; and W. A. Keibler, of the
Training Division, instructor of the group.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS 8
- JO fSEBWDAN' nAY
ASRE T O. R
leuIiER IrawI pm
lufI I a.
KLIYERY I dl-
L AHIINGS ACCr'
The employees at the Laundry intend to keep 'em flying . .
SNovel Safety Scoreboard Seguridad y Orig
Goes Up in Plant Laundry Riba Borchi na L
Proud claimants of one of the refine-
ry's best accident records, the employees
of the Plant Laundry also possess one
of the most striking safety scoreboards
in the plant.
Designed by Foreman E. F. Keesler,
the board has an airplane motif which
shows the safety records of the various
sections within the department. Each
section has its own airplane which is
suspended on a wire opposite its name.
As long as the group's safety record is
perfect, the plane remains on the main
portion of the board.
Whenever an accident or near acci-
dent occurs, however, that particular
section's plane is moved to denote the
type of accident. A lost time injury will
move the section's plane off the main
part of the board into the section at
the bottom called "crash landing" (if
the experience of past years is any in-
dication, though, that part of the board
won't see much use; the Laundry is now
in its sixth year without a lost time
accident). If a near accident occurs, the
plane belonging to the section involved
will be switched to the "near accident"
classification. "Motor trouble" signifies
a minor injury, and "parachute jump"
means that a section is maintaining its
output while part of its personnel is off
the job for one reason or another.
Anytime an accident or near accident
occurs, the plane belonging to the
section involved will be moved to the
proper classification for the remainder
of that month.
The Laundry has had only one minor
injury this year, and had only one last
year. In 1947 it had five, and in 1946
there were 23. Among the 125 people
working there, many of them are con-
stantly working around the 93 pieces of
hot equipment which the Laundry uses.
Right now the employees of the
Laundry are headed for January 1,
1950, and the end of their sixth year
\lyjout a single lost time injury. And
once they've reached that mark, they
intend to keep going and add another
year to their outstanding safety record.
Curaao College Actors Present
Comedy for Aruba Residents
A full house packed the Rialto
Theater in Oranjestad, Tuesday, July
26, to see "In de Mist", a light comedy
presented by students from Stuyvesant
College in Willemstad, Curacao.
Directed by Drs. B. Grevenbroek and
J. Penso, the play was previously pre-
sented at the Roxy Theater and the
Asiento Club in Curacao. The cast, as-
sistants, and directors arrived in Aruba
Monday, on the Dutch warship Willem
van der Zaan, and left Wednesday after
the successful performance.
The cast included Bettie Smit, Ernest
Kervel, Tiny Roelofs, Tineke van Proos-
di, Pam Cardozo, Gerrit Goslinga, Bob
Feinje, Jack Penso, and Yvette Ecury.
The group's next project will be an
open air play in Curacao.
Empleadonan di Laundr
por ta orguyoso di nan rec
ridad como un di e mihorn;
ria, ta poseedor tambe di
Seguridad muy original.
E borchi, idea di Fore
Keesder, tin aeroplanonan
diferente color pa mustra
e diferente seccionnan den
mento. Tin un aeroplano
waya riba number di cada
ter cu e seccion su record
e aeroplano ta keda na su
Ki ora cu un accident
un di e seccionnan, e aer
section ey ta bai den un
cuadronan mas abao rib
segun e tipo di accident. S
dente cu p6rdida di tempo,
di e seccion ey ta bai den
ing", pero segun experience;
anterior, es parti di e b
worde usA much, pues Lai
di 6 anja sin un accident c
tempo. Si un empleado di L
riba un desgracia, aeroplane
cu e ta den ta bai para rib;
dent". Si un di e avionn
"motor trouble" esey ta ni
dente menor, y "parachut
nifici cu un section ta sigi
mientras cu un parti di su
foi trabao pa un of otro n
di e aeroplanonan moef
number di su seccion pa un
nan mas abao, e ta keda
Te awor Laundry tabati
un accident menor e anja
mente un durante henter a:
1947 tabatin cinco, y na
binti-tres. Entre e 123 em
Laundry, tin hopi cu tin d
stantemente cu e 93 ap
cualnan nan por kima na
record geset pa 1 di Ja
fecha riba cual nan lo cum
sin un accident cu perdida
ora cu nan alcanza es doel
tension di trata na pone 1
acerca nan record.
Local Radio Station Pro
A request to the Governr
mission to build a broadca
in Aruba was recently ma
Fls. 100,000 has already 1
by shareholders toward coi
Proposed plans call for
transmitter on a broadcast
short wave being added lI
casting would go on for a
hours a day at the start, wi
being heard in English,
Dutch, and Spanish. Prog
consist of records, education
news, and similar radio fen
Site of the proposed new
be in Balashi. It will be
Aruba shareholders and, if
approved, will become A
an tin nan
Lp!i seis anja
di tempo. Y
nan tin in-
un anja mas
nent for per-
de, and over
t band, with
t least eight
the plan is
Tobias Ashby di Bubali
S A Gana Promo Jackpot
Pa di prome bez premionan di "jack-
f pot" a worde duna den Concurso di Se-
guridad, ora cu Tobias Ashby di team
f Bubali a contest e pregunta di jackpot
correctamente dia 23 di Juli, ganando
tur e cuater premionan cu tabatin acu-
SmulA aden. Ademas di esey, el a ricibi e
premio di custumber pa contestanan cor-
Srecto riba preguntanan di Safety Sam
tocante Concurso di Seguridad.
9 Pa su contest correct riba pregunta
di jackpot, Sr. Ashby a haya un polvera,
un ilavero di cuero, un gespu di plata, y
un set di drecha ufia. Pa contestanan
correct riba preguntanan di Safety
Sam, el a haya un otro polvera. Na tur
el a bai cas cu cuater premio e dia ey,
pasobra e tabata na altura di Concurso
di Seguridad y di metodonan y regula-
cionnan di Seguridad di su trabao. Sr.
Ashby ta un welder helper A den Metal
Awor "jackpot" ta cum;nza di nobo cu
un premio so aden. Cada bez cu e pre-
gunta di jackpot no worde contestA cor-
rectamente, un premio nobo ta worde
inalidad deposit aden. E empleado cu duna con-
testa correct lo haya tur e premionan
laundry acumulA aden.
Pa bo haya un chens bo mester sa lo
y, kendenan siguiente: number di bo team; number
ord di Segu- di bo captain y tenientenan; cor bo team
an di refine- ta para den segundo mitar di Concurso
un borchi di y segun henter e anja; score di bo team
segun di dos mitar di Concurso y segun
eman E. F. henter anja; kico tin riba e prenchi cor-
chikito di riente di Concurso di Seguridad. Con-
recordnan di test e preguntanan aki correctamente
Se departa- y lo bo haya un premio di Safety Sam.
teni na un Ademas lo bo haya un chens pa contest
seccion. Tan- pregunta di "jackpot", y es pregunta lo
ta perfect, ta tocante regulacionnan di Seguridad
lugar. den bo departamento.
socede den Tur empleado mester tuma interest den
oplano di e su team y mester sa tur loque ta necesa-
di e cuater rio di su team, pa e tin tur information
a e borchi pa contest preguntanan di Safety Sam.
i ta un acci- y tur empleado mester tuma interest den
e aeroplano nan propio Seguridad y mester sa regla-
"crash land- nan di Seguridad di nan trabao, pa nan
a di anjanan por contest e pregunta di "jackpot" cor-
orchi lo no rectamente. Un empleado huicioso sa cu
undry ta den e premio di mas balor, ta su propio salud
cu perdida di y bienestar.
di e seccion
a "near acci- Fls.5,410 Is Raised During
fan bai ria Methodist Missionary Rally
ficA un acci-
:e jump" ta
ui cu trabao, The sum of Fls. 5,410 was raised here
hendenan ta during the annual Methodist Missionary
aotibo. Si un rally which came to an end last month.
foi tras di A full year's fund raising activities
di e cuadro- culminated July 18 with a final rally at
ey te ora e the Methodist Church, where Pastor
Robert A. Kirtley announced the
in solamente amount which had been raised during
Saki y sola- the year's drive.
nja pasa. Na The money raised here will release an
1946 tabatin equivalent amount in London to be used
pleadonan di elsewhere for missionary purposes.
ii traha con- Among honored guests at the final
aratonan na rally were Acting Lt. Gov. H. A.
n mes facil- Hessling and prominent local and visit-
ing clergymen and their wives.
Leaders and guests of the final night's rally to raise funds for the annual Methodist
Missionary campaign are seen above in the home of Rev. Robert A. Kirtley, minister
of the Methodist Church. From left to right in the back are Rev. Kirtley; Rev. Atherton
Didier from Jamaica; Rev. D. G. Jakeman of the Holy Cross Anglican Church; Rev.
William Brathwaite from Anguilla; Rev. Beavin of Curacao; Capt. J. MacLean, guest
chairman for the night's rally; Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling; and Rev. Donald R.
Evans, pastor of the Lago Community Church. In front are Mrs. Evans, the Kirtley's
boy Glyn, Mrs. Kirtley, Mrs. Hessling, and Mrs. MacLean. (Photo by Sam Rajroop.)
AUGUST 5. 1949
Two Lab 3 Globe Trotters Hit
Scenic Sites on First U.S. Tour /
"There's no place like San Francisco,"
Cameron Cordice, Lab 3, who has re-
turned from an eight weeks vacation
tour of the United States says.
Cameron has plenty of evidence for
this statement. With camera clicking
and eyes alert, he hit the high spots
from New York to Hollywood; Washing-
ton D.C. to the Grand Canyon. He
watched the filming of the motion
motion picture "Wabash", visited mu-
seums and zoos throughout the country,
and even stood inside a great redwood
tree of California.
His excellent collection of color
pictures is a fascinating record of his
Cameron Cordice, Lab. 3, is shown in New
York with two former Lagoites whom he
met while on a recent visit there. On the
left is Edwin Loy, and on the right Ivan
Bacchus; both went to the States several
months ago to study.
trip. Cameron, a poet and artist in his
spare time, states that San Francisco is
one of the most interesting cities he has
visited, from both a cultural and living
While Cameron's pictures and expe-
riences aroused much interest in Lab 3,
another Lab 3 man also had adventures
to tell. Patrick de Freitas took an 11
weeks vacation through New York City,
Chicago, Rockford, Illinois, upstate New
York, and Canada. Like Camneron's, this
was his first trip to the States. He was
pleasantly surprised by the temperate
Canadian climate and enjoyed the green
hills and valleys throughout New York
Both Cameron and Patrick were
guests of relatives during part of their
tour. Cameron also met two former
Lagoites while in New York: Ivan
Bacchus, formerly of Lab. No. 3, and
Edwin Loy, who used to work in the
Pressure Stills. Both left Aruba several
months ago to go to the States to study.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
July 16-31 Monday, August 8
August 1-15 Tuesday, August 23
July 1-31 Tuesday, August 9
a ARURA ESSO NEWS AUGUST
Friends and relatives gather at the wedding of Everado Solognier and Beatrix De
Cuba on June 16 at St. Theresa's Church. The bride and groom are seen in the center.
Mr. Solognier works at the Dry Dock.
Amigo- y famianan a reuni na casamento di Everardo Solognier y Beatrix de Cuba,
kende nos por mira den centro di e grupo. E ceremonia a tuma lugar na Misa di Santa
Teresita. E bruidegom ta un empleado di Dry Dock.
. Prizes are presented at the Caribbean Players second amateur show as S. E. Howard
(at microphone) announces the winners. Barbara Assing presents an award to Grace
Tappin, pianist, as judges Dr. Robert Turfboer, Mrs. MacDonald, and George Quacken-
bos (behind Miss Tappin) look on. The show was held July 9 at the Lago Club, with
the Club management and the Lago Heights Advisory Committee donating prizes.
Awards went to Norma and Nolan Edwards, piano and violin duet; Vincent Jack,
singer; Grace Tappin, pianist; Nicholas Allard, calypso singer; Panky Crichlow, singer;
the Ras instrumental quartet; and Thomas Frederick, who gave a demonstration of
muscle control. (Photo by Rajroop).
Premionan ta worde present na "Caribbean Players" su segundo function, mientras
cu S. E. Howard (na microfoon) ta anuncih ganadornan. Barbara Assing ta entregando
un premio na Grace Tappin, pianist, den presencia di Dr. Robert Turfboer, Sra.
MacDonald, y George Quackenhos.
The booklet "This is Lago" had a special interest
for Estanislao .lartijn, of the Field Engineers, be-
cause his picture is among those of the employees
used in the publication. In the booklet he's shown
using a transit in a surveying crew. Here he points
out his picture to Bernardo Arends, also of the
E buki "This Is Lago" tabata di interest particular
pa Estanislao Mlartijn di Field Engineers, pasobra
su portret ta un di esnan cu a word usa aden. Aki
nos ta mire ta mustra e portret den e buki na Ber-
nardo Arends, un otro empleado di Field Engineers.
FULLER WASTE HE'S NOBODY'S FRIEND
The salt pond in French St. Martin is shown above, in a picture loaned by Richardson
Hunt of the Machinist Department, who recently returned from a seven week vacation
there. The pond is worked once a year for a period of from four to five months, with
50 to 60 people usually employed. The area yielding salt covers a large portion of the
north coast. At the right is the factory where the salt is ground up before being sold.
Portret di e zoutpan na St. Martin (parti Frances) a worde contribui pa Richardson
Hunt di Machinist Department, kende a bolbe recientemente di su vacantie di siete
siman cu el a pasa aya.
Ivan Woolens won the July award for turn-
ing in the best Safe Workers' Contest
slogan. His entry, judged to be the best by
the Council of Captains, was "Money Talks
but Safety Pays." For it he received an
attractive ladies compact. Mr. Woolens
S works in the Metal Trades Department,
S and is a member of the Bubali team. Every-
one has a chance to win the monthly prize
awarded for the best Contest slogan; turn
yours in now to your captain or one of his
Ivan Woolens a gana e premio pa e lema di
Seguridad pa luna di Juli. Su lema tabata
"Placa ta Papia Pero Seguridad Ta
Paga", Sr. Woolens, un empleado di Metal
Trades Department y un miembro di team
Bubali, a ricibi un bunita polvera como
ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
bouts from the Colony were in camp at Palm Beach for two
0 Girl Scouts are there now for a good mixture of fun, Scout
i from their mothers' apron strings. The camp site was fur-
less of Capt. J. Beaujon. The picture aboje shows some ama-
ting frameworks for the buildings, most of which were later
palm fronds. Girls in the first group of campers are shown
oress of the camp, Miss Mary Ellen Rawley, a professional
he far side of the circle, to the right of the girl standing.
The Flower Girls above are doing their dance at the variety show presented July 15
by the Holy Name Society. Proceeds went to the Catholic Youth Organization. From
left to right above are G. Abrahamsz, A. Francisco, C. Abrahamsz, A. MacDonald,
W. Hassell, D. Lindscheer, and G. de Freitas.
"Flower Girls", un di e numeronan di e function di variedades cu a worde present pa
"Holy Name Society" dia 15 Juli; fondonan cu e function a product tabata pa Organi-
zacion di Hubentud Catolico.
A recent addition to the
Aruba Esso News staff
is Thomas Boylan. A
journalism graduate of
Ohio State University,
Mr. Boylan edited a U. S.
trade publication in the
building field, and was
public relations director
of an association of lum-
ber dealers in Ohio.
eighth anniversary of the Lago Club was marked July 23 by the annual
ill match between the Bachelors and the Benedicts, followed by a dance
e Club. Consensus of opinion on the game's outcome is that Panky
ow's Bachelors beat C. R. A. Bishop's Benedicts by a score of 2-1. More
cal observers, however, claim that they can't understand how either
could have beat the other. Players from both teams are seen above in
istumes they wore for the match. The committee which arranged the
included Joe Arrias, C. R. A. Bishop, Syd Brathwaite, Panky Crichlow,
Sda Silva. Noel Veira was the referee. The winners of the Lago Club
d tournament received their prizes at the dance following the football
i. They're shown below on the stage of the Club. From left to right are
rrias, winner in the A Division; Bertram Smith, winner in the B group;
Texeira, member of the committee putting on the tourney; George
mnce; Mrs. C. O. St. Aubyn, who presented the awards; Henry Nassy,
incer and chairman of the Lago Heights Advisory Committee; Clement
, second-place winner in the B Division; and Herman Lovell, third-place
winner in the A group.
Paramount star Jane Russell here demonstrates the latest thing in
bathing suits: a beautiful girl. Miss Russell, when not climbing in and
out of swimming pools in fetching suits like this, can currently be
seen on the screen in "The Paleface." In it she appears opposite Bob
Hope, Paramount's threat to Gregory Peck.
An interesting ocean harvest is this excellent collection of sea fans, coral and shells
gathered by Helen White, Assistant Directoress of Nursing Services, and Jack
Delatush. Most of them were found on or near the shores from the Lagoon to Light-
house Point. While the wide range of delicate shapes and colors show the ocean's
unlimited variety, the lime-encrusted coke bottle (near center) proves that even a bottle
can get plastered.
A total of over 48 years Company service ended July 5 with the retirements of Alphon-
sus Croes and Juan Oduber. The new annuitants are seen above at the retirement
luncheon given in their honor. Mr. Croes' service began on June 23, 1925 and he was a
laborer A in Colony Service Operations at the time of his retirement. Mr. Oduber's
service started on March 15, 1925 and he was a wharfinger B at the Marine Wharves
when he became an annuitant. Shown above, starting at the head of the table at right
and reading clockwise, are T. C. Brown, Mr. Croes, Mario Croes, N. 31. Shirley, K. H.
Repath, Juan Emers, Mr. Oduber, and F. J. H. Penney.
Program Nobo Ta Duna Mas
Oportunidad na Aprendiznan
Pa duna aprendiznan di Lago entre-
namiento mihor y mas complete, cierto
cambionan important a word anuncia
den program di entrenamiento pa
aprendiznan. E cambio di mas impor-
tante ta cu segun e program nobo, lo
tin instruction den klas y den shopnan
di aprendiz henter dia durante e prom6
tres anjanan, eliminando tur trabao den
refineria sino te na principio di e di
cuater anja di entrenamiento.
E program nobo ta bira efectivo cu
e klas cu ta cuminza nan period di
entrenamiento na September di e anja
E program mas extensive den direc-
cion vocacional, ta resultado di un revi-
sion periodic di curso di aprendiz cu a
tuma lugar recientemente. Segun e pro-
grama aki, lo dedic, mas tempo y mas
atencion na trabao den school y den
shop, y di es moda e mucha-hombernan
lo tin un mihor base pa bira professional
den nan ofishi.
Facilidadnan mas complete pa entre-
namiento di e estudiantenan ta parti di
program nobo vocacional, y p'esey
cuater shop nobo lo worde construi, for-
mando un total di ocho shop cu e cuater-
nan cu tin actualmente. Durante nan
prome tres anjanan di entrenamiento, e
aprendiznan lo pasa di un shop pa otro,
pa nan haya conocemento b.sico di e
Na principio di nan di cuater anja, e
mucha-hombernan lo haya un job den
refineria, y e ora ey nan lo sigui haya
cuater ora di entrenamiento den Train-
ing Division, y e otro cuater na nan
trabao den nan departamentonan.
E mucha-hombernan cu ta forma
part di e program cu lo cuminza e
anja aki, y den future, lo sigui di ta
empleadonan di Compania, pero lo
worde clasificA como estudiantenan;
cierto polizanan di Compania lo worde
cambia pa nan worde aplicA na estu-
diantenan. Segun e program nobo, e
estudiantenan ta pasa 86% di nan tempo
durante e cuater anjanan sea den klas
o den shopnan di Training Division, 86%
di nan tempo anto ta dedica na studio
y entrenamiento, y pa tal motibo tarifa-
nan di e mucha-hombernan cu ta cumin-
za como aprendiz e anja aki lo ta mas
abao di loque e tabata anteriormente.
Seleccion di estudiantenan pa e pro-
grams nobo lo worde conduct di mes
moda cu antes. Entrevista- y testmento
di candidatonan a tuma lugar na school-
nan durante ultimo siman di luna pasA.
Obheto di e program di entrena-
miento vocacional ta di duna e mucha-
hombernan cu worde accept, oportuni-
dad pa sinja papia, less y skirbi Ingles
y pa aumenta nan conocemento den
Reekmento y otro puntonan vocacional.
E programanan cu tin actualmente lo
no cambia, pero lo sigui manera antes,
henteramente apart di e program nobo
cu lo cuminza na September di e anja
KEEP 'EM FLYINh
ESSO EXTRA Continued from page 1
Sale of the premium lubricant pre-
viously sold by Esso, known as Esso
Motor Oil, has been discontinued in
favor of the superior Esso Extra Motor
Oil. Price of the new oil will be ten
cents (Dutch) a quart more than the
premium oil previously sold.
The new Esso Extra Motor Oil keeps
engines cleaner, thereby reducing
maintenance costs and prolonging
engine life. This results from the inclu-
sion in the lubricant of an additive
which is a combined inhibitor and
Having been thoroughly evaluated in
laboratory and field tests, results show
that the new product is superior to the
old premium grade in the following
ways: it decreases engine varnish de-
posits by 10 to 25 per cent; its oxida-
tion resistance is greater, giving it the
better high temperature performance
which is of such importance in the
tropics; corrosion of copperlead bear-
ings is considerably decreased, which is
of particular significance to commercial
vehicles equipped with this type bear-
ing; the detergent ability of the new
additive causes the sludge formed, even
under normal conditions, to be better
suspended in the oil, which assures
freedom from oil screen and oil line
Esso Extra Motor Oil keeps engines
clean, prolongs new car performance,
and saves costly repair bills. Instead of
allowing dust and products of combus-
tion to deposit inside the engine, the
new lubricant holds them harmlessly in
suspension to be flushed out of the
engine when oil is drained at normal
Color will be darker
The new additive will have no appre-
ciable effect on viscosity index, although
it will cause certain noticeable changes.
The color may be decidedly darker, the
odor will be more pronounced, and the
color of the crankcase drainings will be
considerably darker than before. This
last characteristic indicates, of course,
that sludge deposits and otier waste
are removed with the oil and are not
permitted to accumulate in the engine.
No competitive product has achieved
a higher rating than Esso Extra Motor
Oil in any accepted test of motor oil
performance. The new lubricant also
provides greater mileage. For example,
Esso Extra Motor Oil No. 3, primarily
a warm weather oil, gives about 115
per cent greater mileage than average
premium-priced competitive 20 or 20W
oil, and about 100 per cent greater than
that expected with the best available
premium-priced competitive 20 or 20W
The new and improved product, how-
ever, does not mean longer drain inter-
vals. While Esso Extra is more resistant
to deterioration than ordinary motor
oils, contamination through use bears
no relationship to product quality.
Change of oil every 1000 miles is still
recommended. This is especially true on
the island of Aruba because of the
abrasive effect of coral and caliche
dust, and the tropical climate with its
heat and humidity.
cChanges Are Made In
Program for Apprentices
Greater Emphasis on Classwork
Will Give Boys Better Training
A move to give Lago's apprentices
more thorough and better training was
made last month when important
changes were announced in the appren-
tice training program. Most significant
change is that the new program provi-
des instruction in the classrooms and
class-shops of the Training Division on
a full-time basis for the first three
years, eliminating all plant job assign-
ments except during the fourth year of
The new program goes into effect
with the class which begins its period
of training in September.
The new extensive educational pro-
gram along vocational lines is the result
of a recent periodic review of the ap-
prentice course. Greater emphasis on
the school and shop side of the boys'
training is expected to provide the ap-
prentices with a more solid, thorough
background than was available in the
As an important part of the new
vocational program, greatly increased
shop facilities in the Training Division
will provide for the more complete
training of the students. Four new
shops (pipe, reclamation and demon-
stration, science laboratory, and mecha-
nical drawing) will be built and both
the shop staff and the related training
staff will be increased. For their first
three years of training, the students
will rotate from one shop to another. In
addition to the four shops being added,
the present shops (carpenter, electrical,
machine, and tin) will continue to pro-
vide the students with a basic instruc-
tion in those crafts.
Permanent assignments will be made
at the beginning of the fourth year. At
that time the boys will continue to re-
ceive four hours of classroom instruc-
tion in the Training Division, as well as
four hours of training daily in their
The boys entering the vocational
training program this year and in
future will continue to be employees,
but will be classified as students; cer-
tain Company policies will be revised to
bring them more in line with a students'
status. Under the new program 86 per
cent of the students' time over the four-
year period will be spent in the class-
rooms and class-shops in training com-
pletely divorced from the plant; because
of their new status, a downward revi-
sion of rates will be applied to the class
entering this September.
Selection of students for the vocation-
al training program will be conducted
on the same basis as in the past. Inter-
viewing and testing of candidates was
held at the island's schools late last
The vocational training program is
planned to give the boys selected an op-
portunity to learn to speak, read, and
write English and to increase their
knowledge of arithmetic and other vo-
The status of boys now in the ap-
prentice training program will remain
unchanged, and the present training
course will run concurrently with the
new vocational training plan.
Vacation Pay Now Available
At Main Gate in San Nicolas
A new method of giving semi-monthly
paid employees their vacation settle-
ments went into effect late last month-
Under the new system, vacation settle-
ments will be made at the pay booths
at the San Nicolas Main Gate.
Payments will be made on Monday
through Friday, except on pay days and
holidays, between the hours of 3:30
p.m. and 5 p.m. On Saturday the hours
will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., except
for employees going off the 12 to 8
shift. This last group may receive
vacation settlements at the Main Office
as in the past.
Because of the recent changes in the
system, time off the job for the purpose
of collecting vacation settlements will
no longer be granted.
Two New Esso Service Stations
Will Open Shortly on Island
Two new Esso Service Stations, locat-
ed in the Oranjestad area, will soon
provide island motorists with top
quality Esso products. Both are part of
an expansion program to provide better
and more efficient Esso service to
One station will be located in Oranje-
stad, and the other on the San Nicolas-
Oranjestad highway near Dakota Field.
In Oranjestad, Mikey Ruiz, already
Esso's kerosene distributor for the
island, is building a new station which
he will operate. It is located on the
corner of Rooiweg and Irenestraat, near
the recently-completed Winkel-Handel
self-service grocery store.
The other station will be run in con-
junction with S. N. Ecury's new Ford
agency on the Oranjestad road near the
Both installations are nearing com-
pletion, and operation of the stations is
scheduled to begin in the near future.
Each will carry a complete line of Esso
Legion Post Goes to P. M. Walker
Paul M. Walker, foreman of Lago's
Fire Department, was recently elected
vice-commander of the American Legion
in the Department of Panama. This de-
es Legion posts
in Panama, Gua-
gua, and Aruba.
Mr. Walker is
a veteran Legion-
naire who joined
after the end of
the first world
war. He was in-
strumental in the
formation of the
Aruba Esso Post
in 1929, serving Paul M. Walker
as post comman-
der during the first year of its exis-
tence. He has remained quite active in
Legion affairs, over the years having
served in various positions in the Aruba
Mr. Walker has just rounded out 20
years of Company service, and received
his 20-year button this past month.
Other officers of the Panama Depart-
ment, elected at the same time, are
E. R. MacVittie, commander, and vice-
commanders Elmer H. Gardner II and
Raymond Bush, all of Panama.
There was once a shepherd boy who
liked to play tricks on people all the time.
In fact, he even played them on animals.
There was the time when he took the
hen's eggs and put them in the duck's
nest and then he carried the duck's eggs
to the hen's nest. So when the eggs were
hatched, both the hen and the duck had
the surprise of their lives.
One day when he was out in the field
with his sheep, the shepherd boy decided
to have a laugh on the farmers in the
neighborhood. He cupped his hands to
his mouth and cried out in all directions:
"Wolf, wolf; help!"
Farmers and helpers ran out, armed
with pitchforks and sticks to get at the
wolf, but there was no wolf. The shep-
herd boy thought it to be a great joke,
but the farmers did not like being distur-
bed in their work just because a shep-
herd boy wanted to have some fun.
A couple of weeks later the shepherd
was out in the field again with sheep,
and this time he really saw a wolf coming
"Wolf, wolf; help!" he cried, but it
seemed as if nobody heard him, and the
wolf was coming nearer and nearer.
"Wolf, wolf; help!" he hollered, but
the people thought he was only joking
again and kept at their work.
This time there were no farmers with
pitchforks to help him, and he could only
run away, leaving the wolf to kill the
And from that day to this, the shep-
herd boy has never played another bad
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS AUGUST 5. 1949
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Top teams in the 1949 Lago Sport Park Cricket Competition were St. Vincent (above)
and St. Eustatius (below). Members of the St. Vincent Club, shown with the Lago
Cricket Plaque they received for winning the A Division, are front row left to right,
an unidentified spectator. 3. John, S. Warner, E. Jones, J. Boucher, and L. Macintosh.
In back: N. Kirby, C. Nicholas. W. Gould, I. Howe, C. A. Brown (captain), an uniden-
tified spectator, B. Bonadie, J. Tyrell, and A. Dublin. St. Eustatius players are shown
with Lago Cricket Cup, trophy which went to the top team in the B Division. In front
are G. Canwood, H. Lopes, V. Lopes, G. Dorsett (captain), R. Rooseberg, and W. God-
dett. In Back: T. Townsend, G. Todd, J. Thompson, A. Gibbs, B. Bennett, M. Ornard,
C. liassell, A. Spanner, an unidentified spectator, A. Lopes, F. Tearr, and I'. Berkel.
5c'--. r - --
Instructions in the finer points of cricket are given to members of the Marin
Club by St. Clair Warner, star player of the St. Vincent team. Above he demi
the proper batting technique to, from left to right, G. Futter, S. Clouden, a
Storey. Mr. Warner, an employee of the Marine Club, meets with the Marine c
three evenings a week for the purpose of helping them improve their g
Members of the softball teams from the Gas Plant and the Catalytic Depart
seen above at one of their games at Lago Heights. The Gas House Gang, capl
Hugh Walcott, is leading the Process Department league, having lost only o
in its matches against the Catalytic, Machinist, and Cracking teams
Experimental Radio Club
Formed Here for Research
Verona, an experimental radio re-
search club, was recently organized in
Aruba and its membership now numbers
over a hundred of the island's amateur
radio enthusiasts. General meetings of
the group are held once a month in the
Sociedad Bolivariana, and classes in
radio and code work are held more fre-
In addition to promoting increased
activity in local radio research, the club
also hopes to help make possible the
acquisition of amateur licences by its
Officers of the organization are C. F.
J. Peeren, president; Mr. Dud;
tary; Mr. Tieurneit, treasurer
P. W. Ligthart and W. N. Mo
for the year are Fls. 10.
The club is now offering c
radio, code, and allied subject
Nicolas, Sabaneta, and O
Later plans of the organizati
the publication of a bulletin
Anyone wishing further in
on the group and its activities
to get in touch with Mr. Peer
other of the club's officers.
Save 4our eyes
To see the p
Cricket CompetJ iaL'Ends Aruba Express Agency
With Awards Presented Offers Mailing Service
The 1949 Lago Sport Park CrickAe
Competition drew to a close July 23
with a presentation match ahd award-
ing of prizes marking the event. The
St. Vincent Cricket Club, winner of the
A Division, played a team of all-stars
to a draw in the presentation match.
Guest of honor at the match was C. J.
Monroe, of the Industrial Relations De-
partment, 'who is leaving Aruba after
many years association with the Com-
pany's committees, including the Sport
Park Committee. Mr. Monroe presented
the awards to the winning teams and
to the outstanding individual players.
Marine Manager J. Andreae repre-
On behalf of the St. Vincent Cricket Club,
Captain Cyril Brown accepts the British
Cup from C. J. Monroe of Industrial Rela-
tions. The award, made at the presenta-
tion match ending the 1949 Cricket League
last month, went to St. Vincent for its win-
ning the A. Division. To the right of Mr.
Monroe are Robert Martin, secretary of the
cricket steering committee, and Henry
Nassy, announcer and chairman of the Lago
Heights Advisory Committee.
Scented the Company Management at the
' f For winning the A Division, the St.
Vincent team received the British Cup
and the Lago Cricket Plaque. Both are
traveling trophies which are retained
for a year; they must be won three
times by the same club before they
"--a- become that team's permanent posses-
sion. In addition, each member of the
St. Vincent team received a gold medal.
e Cricket Silver medals went to each player on
onstrates the St. Eustatius team, winner of the
nd Peter B Division, and the club also won the
ricketers traveling Lago Cricket Cup.
ame. Individual awards were as follows:
highest score Keith Worrell, Barba-
dos Cricket Club (A Division), and
Griffith Canwood, St. Eustatius (D Di-
vision); highest batting average St.
Clair Warner, St. Vincent (A), and
George Sealy, Maple (B); best bowling
average Patrick Phillips, Maple (A),
N and Samuel Renwich, Mercantile (B).
Eric Alkins, of the Maple Cricket Club,
received a cup for his batting average
t against CPIM last spring.
S Roy Straughn acted as commentator
for the presentation match.
Milk Bar Nobo pa Aprendiznan
Servicio mihor y mas rApido lo result
di e "milk bar" nobo cu ta worde construi
pa aprendiznan di Lago, banda di Trai-
ment are ning Building.
gained by E "milk Bar" nobo lo ta mas grand y
ne game na un lugar mas convenient y ta ofrece
mihor condicionnan pa sirbi lechi y
koekie na e mucha-hombernan.
art, secre- E lugar den Edificio di Training cu
; and Dr. tabata "milk bar", lo worde drechA pa
rris. Dues us4 como klas pa aprendiznan mes.
ts in San Apprentices Get New Milk Bar
ranjestad. Faster and better service will result
on include from the new milk bar now being built
of current next to the Training Building for Lago's
apprentices. The new building is expect-
formation ed to be completed and open for service
s is urged in the near future.
ren or an- The new milk bar is larger and more
conveniently located, and offers greatly
improved conditions for serving milk
and cookies. It is planned to use the
space now occupied by the milk bar in
the Training Building for classroom
An air express agency for mailing
packages between Aruba and other
islands and countries in the Caribbean
and South and Central America was
recently established in San Nicolas. It
is operated as a private enterprise by
W. J. Booi, of Lago's Accounting De-
For a flat rate of Fls. 2.50, the Aru-
ba Express Agency will mail a person's
package for him. The individual will
turn his package over to the Agency in
San Nicolas; it will prepare the customs
document, the airway bill, and clear the
package through Incu and the Customs
House. Out of the Fls. 2.50 charge it
will also pay the Fls. 1 Government fee.
In the past persons wishing to mail
packages have had to go to Incu and
the Customs House in Oranjestad,
where customs documents and airways
bills were prepared.
By handling the packages and clear-
ing them in Oranjestad, the agency will
make it unnecessary for anyone to lose
time off the job for this purpose.
Packages handled by the Aruba
Express Agency will be delivered within
24 hours to their destination. A sample
of the air express rates from Aruba: to
Curagao (from one to 18 pounds),
Fls. 2.05; Trinidad (following rates are
on the basis of the package weighing
from one to ten pounds), Fls. 6.05; Bar-
bados, Fls. 8.05; Grenada, Fls. 7; St.
Vincent, Fls. 7.25; St. Lucia, Fls. 8.30;
Surinam, Fls. 9.05; St. Martin, Fls. 6.30;
Dominica, Fls. 7.25; St. Kitts, Fls. 6.80.
Excess weight is charged for on the
basis of each two additional pounds;
rates vary from Fls. 0.20 to Fls. 1.75,
depending on the place to which the
panCage is sent.
The Aruba Express Agency will also
pick up packages sent to individuals
here in its care. Persons wishing to
avail themselves of this service should
notify anyone sending them a package
to send it to them in care of the Aruba
Express Agency. For a moderate hand-
ling fee the agency will pick up the
package when it arrives and clear it
through customs. The person to whom
the package is addressed may then pick
it up in the San Nicolas office.
The agency also provides a similar
service for boat packages.
Anyone desiring further information
on the services offered by the agency
should get in touch with the Aruba
Express Agency, No. 250 Bernhard
Street in San Nicolas. The telephone
number is 5077, and office hours are
from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Baby Ruth Meet Dodgers
In First Half Play-Off
A two out of three game series was to
decide the winner of the first half of the
Lago Heights softball competition. Baby
Ruth and the Dodgers, who ended the
first round tied for the lead, were to
play off the tie on August 2, 3, and 5.
The winner of the series will meet the
winner of the second half to determine
the league champion.
The second half of the league will be-
gin August 9 and last for eight weeks
Nine teams will compete for top honors.
Games will be played under the lights
at Lago Heights according to the same
schedule of games set up during the
opening half: a single game on Tuesday
nights, starting at 7:30, and double
headers on Wednesday and Friday
nights. On the latter two nights games
will begin at 7 and 8:35.
The schedule for the coming weeks:
August 9: Aruba Juniors vs. Bicho
August 10: Dodgers vs. Los Tigres and
Hollandia vs. Baby Ruth.
August 12: Lago Heights vs. Catholic
Youth Organization and
Caribe vs. Los Tigres.
August 16: Bicho Malo vs. Hollandia.
August 17: CYO vs. Dodgers and Baby
Ruth vs. Lago Heights.
August 19: Los Tigres vs. Aruba Ju-
niors and Caribe vs. Dod-
August 23: Bicho Malo vs. CYO.
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LONG SERVICE AW/
Left to right: Ignocentio Croes, Paint Department; Mauricio Croes
Engle, Accounting; Joseph James, Machine Foundry; Cornelius MA
Kloss Dillard Light Oils Finishing
Maximillian Josephson Pipe
(Pictures not available)
Paul Walker Utilities
(See page 4)
New System Set Up to Handle
Thrift Plan Loans, Withdrawals
As a means of offering more con-
venient service to employees, a new
method of handling Lago Thrift Plan
loans, withdrawals, and revisions went
into effect last month. Such applications
will now be handled at the Employment
Annex of the Industrial Relations De-
partment, located at the Main Gate in
Clerks will be on duty there from
Monday through Friday, and will re-
ceive applications for loans, with-
drawals and revisions from 6 a.m. to
9 a.m., from 12 noon to 1 p.m., and
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At the time he makes an application.
an employee will be told when to return
to receive his money.
Employees may obtain their Thrift
Plan loan and withdrawal money at the
pay booth at the Main Gate, Monday
through Friday. Payment will be made
between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and
5 p.m., except on pay days and holidays,
when no settlements will be made.
In view of these changes, time off the
job for the purpose of making loa.L,
withdrawal, or revision applications will
no longer be granted.
Louis Ballard, Jr.
Serapio Wolff Co
Egbert Tjin Kam Jet
Cost of Living Bo
A new cost of livii
and Regular emplo:
September, and Octol
July 18, following tl
The new bonus, sin
to the bonus of the
except in amount, wi
of regular and over
any acting or tempo
A double presentation occurred July 12 when friends in the Yard
Department met to give farewell gifts to E. F. Mc Grew, who
left for retirement, and James Jeffries, who resigned after
many years Lago service. Above, J. R. Proterra presents the
group's gift to Mlr. McGrew (second from right), while Mr.
Jeffries stands behind Mr. Proterra. Mr. McGrew's Jersey service
started with the Standard Oil Company of Indiana in Casper,
Wyoming in 1916, where he remained until 1919. He came to
Lago in 1929 in Light Oils Finishing, going to the Labor De-
partment in 1937. He resigned in 1941 and returned the following
year. He was an MI & C subforeman at the time of his retire-
ment. Mr. Jeffries came to Aruba in 1933 and was a Yard De-
partment zone foreman at the time of his resignation.
Friends from the Carpenter Shop honored Julian Orman on the
occasion of his recent marriage by presenting him a gift. Pedro
Geel (left) made the presentation. Mr. Orman was married to
Teresita Dykhoff on July 14 at the San Franciscan Church in
Oranjestad. (Picture at top left).
Sterling L. Seeley, a Lago employee since 1933, retired last
month and before his departure was honored by his friends in
the M & C Department (middle left). Above, Mr. Seeley (fifth
from left in the back row) is se-n with a group of his fellow
employees in the Carpenter Department. His Jersey service star-
ted in 1919 with the Humble Oil and Refining Company, where
he remained until 1925. He rejoined Humble in 1928, staying
there until his transfer to Aruba in 1933. He was a temporary
zone foreman in the Carpenter Department at the time of his
A double presentation at the Dry Dock carpenter shop honored
the recent marriages of two employees there (bottom left). On
the left C. F. Bristol presents the group's gift to Amos Lake,
who was married on July 9 to Marchella Richardson. On the right,
Alfred John accepts his present from Alexander Tromp. Mr.
John was married on July 23 to Naomi Dick. Both wedding
ceremonies were performed at the Anglican Church.
IRD S Bonus pa Costo di Bida
Pa Siguiente 3 Lunanan
Un bonus pa costo di bida pa e luna-
nan di Augustus, September y October,
a word anuncia dia 18 di Juli pa em-
pleadonan Regular y di Staff.
E bonus ta igual na e bonus anterior
den tur respect cu exception di e
percentage cu ta 5.18% di tur gana-
mente regular y di overtime, y tambe
riba diferencianan temporal of interino
den ganamentonan normal.
Appr noticess Start Series
OfRefinery Field Trips
The second series of field trips for
, Garage; Ronald the 1948 apprentices began last month
orris, Dry Dock. and will continue for eight consecutive
Saturday, until September 3. Purposes
e Awards of the trips into the refinery are four-
fold: to teach the boys the function of
Buttons each unit visited; to show how those
units are related to the refinery; to
Laboratory point out the value of trained men in
Laboratory thr operation of each unit; and to show
Laboratory the value of the training program to
ez Machinist each apprentice.
Laundry Before each trip, a representative
I. Serv. Operations from the unit to be visited that day
Electrical gives an introductory talk covering the
Instrument following points: where the group is
Yard going, the number of employees work-
Engineering ing on the unit, what the boys can
Engineering expect to see and things to look for in
Cracking particular, the function of each unit and
Colony Maint. its relationship to other units in the
Wharves refinery, the training required for
Acid various levels of responsibility, and the
Personnel safety rules that apply to that unit.
Catalytic Following this talk, a discussion
L.O.F. period is held where any new words
L.O.F. and expressions which apply to the
i particular unit are explained. The group
Marine then goes to the unit and makes a tour
Marine of it: the tour lasts about an hour and
nus for S. & R. After completing the tour, the ap-
s for 3 Months prentices return to the Training Build-
es or Mons ing. There each instructor holds a half
ng bonus for Staff hour discussion period with the boys in
yees for August, his group, where various aspects of the
ber was announced tour are touched upon.
he latest study of On the Monday following the field
trip, each apprentice is required to write
lilar in all respects a brief report on his experiences and
past three months observations of the tour.
11 be 5.18 per cent The boys make the trips with a
time earnings and maximum of 14 in a group, and on
rary allowance, each trip are accompanied by one or
Around the Plant
J. Richards, of the Carpenter Shop,
left July 25 to spend his long vacation
in St. Kitts with his family. This is his
first vacation in four years.
Amos Lake, carpenter helper at the
Dry Dock, was married July 9 to Mar-
cella Richardson. The ceremony was
performed at the Anglican Church.
On July 16 Hoently MacLeod, Dry
Dock welder helper, was married to
Caesar Ruthan. His friends among the
Dry Dock welders gave him a butter
dish, with George King making the pre-
sentation on behalf of the group.
Vacations have come, or are coming
soon, to ten employees of the Dry Dock.
First to go was Theodore Ponson,
machinist, wno started his seven and a
half weeks off on July 29. He is remain-
ing at home here.
Jesus Bischk, machinist, began his
five week vacation on the 30th and is
spending it at his home in Sabaneta.
Three employees were scheduled to
go out on August 1. Lyn Royer, machi-
nist helper, has eight weeks off and is
going to Trinidad, his first trip back
there in four years. Neville Priam,
machinist helper, has seven and a half
weeks off and is going to St. Vincent
for his first visit there in three years.
And Pedro Garcia, boilermaker helper,
is returning to Venezuela after a four
year absence; he has nine weeks off.
Jasper Bascombe is returning to
Grenada after a four year absence. A
pipefitter, he has eight weeks off start-
ing August 3.
Electrician helper Silvio Semeleer has
eight and a half weeks starting on
August 8, and is going to Curagao.
Two employees start their vacations
on the 10th. Joseph Hodge, pipefitter
helper, is going to St. Martin for six
weeks, and James Hanley, boilermaker,
to Santa Domingo for ten weeks.
Sailmaker Pedro Thielman has three
and a half weeks off starting August
12 and is going to Bonaire.
Two employees of the Esso Dining
Hall recently went out on long vacation.
Antonio Da Silva went to Madeira, and
Osborne Dellimore to St. Vincent.
Neither had been home in ten years.
Two TSD-engineering employees left
on long vacations to Surinam late last
month. Leo King left for a six weeks
stay, and Th. Kerk for eight weeks.
Marcelino A. Petrocchi, of the Acid
and Edeleanu Plant, was married on
July 27 to Elizabeth Donati. The cere-
mony was performed in Oranjestad,
with a reception following at Cero
Three employees of the Plant Com-
missary, A. B. Bonadie, Dennis Beach,
and M. Nyack, recently left to spend
their long vacation at their homes.
Bonadie and Beach will spend seven
weeks in St. Vincent, while Nyack will
spend eight weeks in Grenada.
French Club Holds Big Picnic
A tremendous crowd turned out at
the Sea Grape Grove July 24 for the
all-day picnic put on by the French
Windward Island Welfare Association.
A highlight of the day's entertainment
was the color movies taken by Dr.
To entertain the crowd there were
bands for dancing, boxing matches,
acrobatic and weight lifting exhibitions,
and rodeo riding on donkeys. There
was swimming for those who wanted it,
and food and drink for all.
The picnic was officially opened by
Virgil Emmanuel, president of the Asso-
ciation. The French and Dutch fags
were presented, followed by the singing
of the national anthems of those
two Training Division instructors.
Refinery units being visited in the
program are: (1) Accounting IBM
and TSD Engineering; (2) Process -
Catalytic; (3) M & C Instrument;
(4) M & C Electrical; (5) M & C -
Foundry and Leadburning; (6) M & C
Pipe and Welding; (7) M & C Boiler,
Tin, and Blacksmith; (8) Marine Ship-
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 5, 1949