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CYI Pays out FIs. 1900; Public Relations Dept./
Barrcs' FIs 700 Tops List Is Established Here
Aurelio Barros, of the Gas and Poly
Department, headed the June list of
Coin Your Ideas winners with a Fls. 700
supplemental award. His idea, to dis-
continue the use of HOS & S plant
stablizer bottoms coolers, had previous-
ly brought him FIs. 1000 as an initial
and Capital winner. The suggestion has
thus paid him a total of FIs. 1700.
Next on the list of the 38 June win-
ners was Carlos Pellegrim, whose idea
to install a bypass line from suction to
discharge of No. 4 tar pump at the
No. 7 C.U. paid him a Fls. 300 initial
One other supplemental award was
made, Fls. 50, to George Fernandes for
his suggestion to install an airline to
the IBM machine room.
The other winners, all of which are
Lucas Hernandez, Fls. 40, install
temporary whistle at new housing site.
Juan Tromp, Fls. 40, install fire
extinguisher in PCAR elevator.
John Wengert, Fls. 35, anchor chain
safety bar for dry docking.
Guy Garrett, Fls. 30, design for rack
for safety helmets.
Edwin McGrew, Fls. 30, weld perma-
nent oil tank to air compressors.
Rudolpho Arends, Fls. 30, fire escape
at Marine Office annex.
Eugene Lo, Fls. 30, inject caustic in
feed after vapor heat exchangers at
No. 4 Rerun Still.
Esmond Campbell, Flz. 30, install
chain valves on exchangers bypasses at
No. 10 Crude btll, and FIs. 20, extend
existing platform at No. 10 Crude Still.
Camille Emmanuel, Fls. 30, remove
radiator guard and hinge to facilitate
radiator removal at Model 75 Hyster
Miss Maude Thomas, Fls. 30, install
stair rail on building side of stairs in
Marchant Davidson, Fls. 25, hard
faced seat rings and pistons at Nos. 1
and 2 Powerhouses feed water valves.
Arthur Maccow, Fls. 25, install time
card rack at Receiving & Shipping office
Anton Federle, Fls. 25, install improv-
ed type of bench at Cracking Plant
Continued on page 6
Carlos Pellegrim, levelman on No. 7 Com-
bination Unit, won a Fls. 300 initial C.Y.I.
award with his suggestion to install a
bypass line from suction to discharge of
No. 4 tar pump. The lower sidestream from
No. 7 Combination Unit was previously
degraded from virgin gas oil to fuel diluent
whenever it was necessary to use the tar
pump for pumping tar bottoms. Now, with
the sidestream going through the bypass
line (overhead), the pump (on the floor at
left) is always available. This saves 150
barrels of virgin gas oil each week.
B. Teagle To Head New Group
Establishment of a Public Relations
Department was announced late last
month, with B. Teagle being appointed
director of Public Relations for the
Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Establishment of the new depart-
ment is in line with the Company's de-
sire to expand its public relations ac-
tivities and to promote mutual under-
standing between Lago and the com-
munity in which it lives. In the past
this work has been done in the In-
sion in this field
has made it de-
sirable to set up
the new depart-
ment with in-
As a part of the
Division is trans-
ferred from In- B. Teagle
tions into the Public Relations Depart-
Mr. Teagle, Industrial Relations man-
ager here since 1944, recently returned
from a trip to the United States, where
he surveyed the public relations pro-
grams of domestic Jersey affiliates and
other leading U.S. companies.
He brings with him to his new posi-
tion a broad experience in Company
operations. Following his graduation in
1923 from Dartmouth College, where he
received a Bachelor of Science degree in
economics, he went to work at the Bay-
way refinery as a carpenter's helper.
For the next two and a half years he
worked there in several mechanical
trades and in various divisions of the
Continued on page 5
1945 Apprentice Class,-
Graduates August 26
Graduation ceremonies for the 74
members of the 1945 Apprentice Class
are scheduled for today, August 26, at
the Lago Club Auditorium. This will be
the seventh group of boys to complete
the four-year Company training course.
Those present and participating in
the ceremonies are Acting Lt. Gov. H.
A. Hessling; Dr. W. J. Golinga, inspec-
tor of education in Curagao; Lago Pre-
sident J. J. Horigan; and C. F. Smith,
manager of Lago's industrial and public
The welcome address will be given by
Gerard M. Hoftijzer, and the farewell
talk by Narcisco L. Avertsz. Both are
members of the graduating class.
Assistant General Manager O. Mingus
will act as master of ceremonies for the
occasion, and will present the diplomas.
Also present for the exercises will be
other top Company officials and friends
and relatives of the graduates.
On display at the Lago Club will be
an exhibition of various projects made
by the boys during their final year of
study. Groups having exhibits there will
be the Machine Shop, Foundry, Welding
Department, Boiler Shop, Tin Shop,
Blacksmith Shop, Masons and Insula-
tors, Garage, High Pressure Stills, Acid
and Edeleanu. Plant, Light Oils Finish-
ing, Gas Plant, Carpenter Department,
and the TSD Drafting Department.
In addition, job exhibits from the
first year apprentice group will be on
AUGUST 26, 1949
- For Writing One Line
(New Limerick Contest Pays 5-3-2 Every Issue
Money doesn't grow on trees, but if it did you'd still have to reach up to pull
some down off a branch. It's much easier and far less trouble, if you want
money, to write just one line in the limerick contest.
Easy money can be yours by entering the new safety limerick contest and
finishing the limerick below. The best finishing line sent in will win Fls. 5
for the person submitting it; Fls. 3 will go to the second best, and FIs. 2 to
the third place winner.
Beginning in this issue, the Aruba Esso News will carry a safety limerick
for which three cash prizes will be awarded each time. Just write a finishing
line and send it to the Esso News by next Saturday, September 3; with your
entry include your name, payroll number, and department. Winners will be
selected by a committee composed of personnel from the Safety Division and
the Esso News staff, and their names will be listed in the following issue of
All you have to do is finish the limerick. Here's the incomplete verse:
There was a young man named Mert,
Who when it was cool was alert.
But when it got hot,
Alert he was not,
Make your last line rhyme with "alert" and send it in. A sample ending
would be "So he was hit by a truck and got hurt".
It's as simple as picking money up off the ground. Just write a last line and
send it to the Aruba Esso News with your name, payroll number, and depart-
ment. Remember to get it in by Saturday, September 3.
And also remember Safety Pays.
Klas di Aprendiz di 1945
Ta Gradua dia 26 di Agosto
Ceremonianan di graduacion pa e 74
miembronan di Klas di Aprendiz di 1945
lo tuma lugar awe, 26 di Augustus na
Lago Club. Esaki lo ta di siete grupo di
mucha-hombernan cu ta complete nan
curso di entrenamiento di cuater anja
Esnan cu lo tuma parti na es cere-
monia ta Gezaghebber Interino H. A.
Hessling, Inspecteur Dr. W. J. Goslinga,
Lago Presidente J. J. Horigan y C. F.
Smith di Industrial & Public Relations
Gerard Hoftijzer lo duna bonbini, y
Narciso Albertsz lo tuma despedida den
number di esnan cu ta gradua; nan tur
dos ta miembronan di e Klas cu ta
Sub-Gerente General O. Mingus lo
dirigi e ceremonia, y lo present e diplo-
manan. Otro personanan cu lo ta pre-
sente ta hefenan di Compania, y famia-
y amigonan di esnan cu ta gradua.
Lo tin exhibition di varies piezanan
di trabao cu e mucha-hombernan a
traha durante nan ultimo anja di estu-
dio. Gruponan inclui den es exhibition
ta Machine Shop, Foundry, Welding
Department, Boiler Shop, Tin Shop,
Blacksmith Shop, Masons & Insulators,
Garage, High Pressure Stills, Acid &
Edeleanu Plant, Light Oils Finishing,
Gas Plant, Carpenter Department, y
T.S.D. Drafting Department.
Ademas, lo tin exhibition di piezanan
di trabao di aprendiznan cu ta den nan
prom6 anja di entrenamiento.
Privilegio di Comisario
Pa Empleadonan Retira
Empleadonan cu ta keda biba na
Aruba despues di a tuma nan retire lo
haya privilegionan di Comisario, segun
un decision reciente di Directiva di
Un Kaarchi di Identificacion di Comi-
sario lo worde duna na e empleado re-
tira of na su sefiora, y e tin e privilegio
di sigui cumpra na Comisario cu cr6dito,
mescos cu tempo e tabata un empleado.
Esaki no solamente ta un yudanza pa
e empleadonan retire, pero tambe ta
mantene coneccion entire e empleado
retir& y e Compania pa cual el a traha
Reading Room and
Library Set Up
Aruba's first public library and read-
ing room was officially opened in Oran-
jestad August 20, filling a pressing
need for the island's steadily-growing
The new facilities offer 3,000 books
in Dutch and English, which will help
provide Aruba's readers with a broad
scope of the world's learning.
Aside from entertainment value, the
library will open a new field in Aruba's
development, helping citizens to take a
broader part in civic affairs.
The library is starting operation in
temporary quarters -at the Government
offices on John G. Emanstraat, but in
a few months will move to the present
Public Works building, when that de-
Continued on page 8
Semi-Monthly Paid Employees
Subject: Revised Precedure Pay-
ment of Wages Withheld from Vaca-
In order to facilitate the payment
of wages withheld from vacation
settlements of regular payments, the
following revised procedure will go
into effect immediately.
When you return to work please
notify your foreman that you would
like to receive the wages withheld
from your vacation settlement. Your
foreman will contact the Payroll
Office (telephone no. 541) and advise
them accordingly. The payroll Office
will inform your foreman when your
wages will be available and he in
turn will notify you when to call at
the pay office at the Main Gate to
receive your wages. The hours at the
pay booth at the San Nicolas Main
Gate are as follows:
Friday 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(except paydays and holidays)
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to I p.m.
(except padayas and holidays)
In view of the above revised pro-
cedure, time off the job for the pur-
pose of collecting such amounts will
usually no longer be necessary.
(Signed) O. Mingus
ARUBA Esso) N
VOL. 10, No. 12.
ARUBA ESSO NWS ATTI2TQI' CDLai
ARvBA( N E;s
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES, BY THE
LAGO OIL a TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, September 16. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel Building by Friday noon, September **
Printed by the Curagaosche Courant, Curagao, N.W.I.
It's in your beauty cream, it gives roaring power to the
latest jet fighter planes, it turns the wheels of industry -
but mostly it is just busy taking ordinary citizens from here
Probably nothing in all history, says a recent oil journal,
has contributed more than petroleum to the mobility of
man to his ability to "get around.". Outside of donkey-
back, rowboat, or walking, he can hardly move, whether a
mile to work or on a thousand-mile trip, without petroleum
helping to move him.
At the same time petroleum is helping him to move faster
and faster. In 1899 the Scientific American reported By
sacrificing everything to power, it is possible to build an
automobile that will cover a straight-away mile at the rate
of 60 miles an hour, and this speed has been attained more
The fastest automobile speed for a mile now is 403 miles
an hour, a speed that would take you from San Nicolas to
Oranjestad in slightly over two minutes; or from San Ni-
colas to the Hospital in a few seconds.
But speed is a disease. More and more drivers are for-
getting that petroleum's best use is simply to move them
from one spot to another. High speed can take you from
here to Eternity in the flickering of an eye, and the few
minutes gained really aren't much use after all.
Tin petroleo den crema di hunt cara; petroleo ta haci
aeroplanonan bula; petroleo ta necesario pa industrial; y
asina petroleo ta worde usA pa hopi otro cos, pero mas
parti petroleo ta worde usa pa yuda hendenan cubri
Un articulo den un revista di petroleo a bisa reciente-
Lago Police Chief Decorated
With Dutch Medal of Honor
Gilbert Brook, chief of the Lago
Police Department, recently received the
Gold Medal of Honor of the Order of
Oranje-Nassau, which was awarded by
the Netherlands Government April 26th.
This medal is given only to citizens or
foreigners who have given outstanding
Lago Police Department's Chief Gilbert
Brook is presented with the Gold Medal of
Honor of the "Order of Oranje-Nassau",
by Lieutenant E. Sloterdijk.
Chief Brook di Lago Police Department a
word condecorf cu Medaya di Oranje-
Nassau. E portret ta mustra Lieutenant E.
Sloterdijk ta bisti6 e medaya.
service to state and society.
The medal shows a cross with eight
pearled points and a laurel wreath on
one side, and the script letter W on
the other. The ribbon of the medal is
orange between two stripes of Nassau
The medal was brought directly from
Holland by Sgt. B. Boonstra of the
Dutch Military Police and was present-
ed to Chief Brook by Lieutenant E.
Sloterdijk, the oldest Dutch officer of
the Lago Police Department.
En lo future, hopi anuncionan general
di Compania na empleadonan lo parce
den Esso News. Empleadonan ta word
avisa pa nan paga atencion na tal
lDots indicate that reporter has turned in a tip for this Issuel
Fernando da Silva
Hugo de Vries
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Jose La Cruz
Ricardo Van Blarcum
o o o0o o o 0
Receiving & Shipiin.
Acid & Edele.tnu
C.T.R. & Field Ships
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Esso & Lago Cluls
Dining Hall (!'1
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulatois
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tii
Colony Commissa y
Colony Service Office
Carpenter & Paint
mente cu petroleo probablemente a contribui mas cu tur
otro cos pa yuda hendenan bai di un lugar pa otro.
Sea cu un hende ta bai cubri un distancia di un miya pe
bai su trabao of e ta bai haci un biaha di mil miya, casi
sigur cu ta petroleo ta yud6 cubri e distancia, of le mester
bai riba burico, cu barco di rema, of camna.
Pa medio di petroleo ta posibel pa cubri distancianan mas
ripidamente, y dia pa dia es velocidad ta aumentA. Na anja
1899 nan ta skirbi cu ta posibel pa traha un automobiel cu
por cubri 60 miya pa ora; actualmente e velocidad di mas
grand alcanzi ta 403 miya pa ora; cu es velocidad bo por
cubri e distancia entire San Nicolas y Oranjestad den dos
minuut; of di San Nicolas pa Hospitaal di Lago den algun
Pero velocidad ta un enfermedad. Tur dia mas y mas
automobilistanan ta lubida cu petroleo su mihor uso ta pa
hiba be foi un lugar pa otro. Velocidad por hiba bo di aki
pa Eternidad den un fregi di wowo, y ora bo yega aya, e
dos tres minuutnan cu bo a gana, no ta sirbi bo di nada.
Aruba Forms Committee To
Aid Earthquake Victims
A committee for the purpose of
organizing relief measures for the vic-
tims of the Ecuador earthquake was
recently formed here. By means of
various drives and public performances,
the group, known as the Aruba Com-
mittee for Victims of Ecuador, will col-
lect funds to be used for relief purposes.
The Ecuadoran earthquake, occurring
August 5, took several thousand lives
and destroyed countless villages and
Initial steps toward the organization
of relief measures were taken at a meet-
ing early this month, when various sub-
committees were named to take charge
of specific fund-raising activities.
Among the projects planned are lotte-
ries in San Nicolas and Oranjestad,
charity shows in the island's motion
picture theaters, soccer games, public
dances, sale of flowers, and a bazaar.
In addition, sub-committees were named
to solicit funds from specific groups
and organizations on the island.
On August 17 the Committee sent the
following cablegram to the president of
the Republic of Ecuador: "Aruba
shares the profound sorrow of the Ame-
rican continent in the disaster that oc-
curred to Ecuador and is now making
plans to send you help in the shortest
Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling was
named honorary chairman of the Aruba
Committee, and Venezuelan Consul Ra-
mon H. Madrid is chairman. Other
members of the group are Jorge G. de
Castro, assistant chairman; Mrs. Ina
Beaujon, secretary; Miss Eleonora de
Castro, assistant secretary; R. van
Hoorn, treasurer; Milo Croes, assistant
treasurer; H. Reid Bird, director; Rev.
J. Standenmeijer O.P., second director;
and Frank L. Maduro, third director.
A September Calendar
2 V-J Day, World War II ends,
8 Globe circumnavigated in 1522.
10 Elias Howe patented sewing
24-25 Rosh Hashana (Jewish New
25 Daylight Saving Time ends in
Crispa Meyers, patrolman A in the
Lago Police Department, died August 4
at the age of 52. A native of French
St. Martin, he had been a Lago employee
for 18 and a half years.
Mr. Meyers is survived by his wife
and seven children.
Forty uniformed members of the
Lago Police Department marched at his
Dr. Stanley S. White, of the Hospital
staff, died August 14 at the age of 32.
He had been a Lago employee since
Dr. White is survived by his mother.
A memorial service was held for him
August 17 in the Lago Community
Nathaniel L. Hol-
land, of the Light
Oils Finishing De-
ly received hi 20-
Year service em-
blem and certifica-
te. He was on va-
cation when his
reached the 20-
year mark. He
came to Lago in
April 1929 in
LOF, and has re-
mained terte sin-
ce. He is in charge
of ethyl blending
in that cepart-
World News Briefs
Man's farthest penetration of the
ocean depths occurred this month when
Otis Barton went down in a five-foot
steel ball 4,500 feet below the surface
of the Pacific. This was 1,472 feet
farther than the record of 3,028 feet
set by Dr. William Beebe and Mr. Bar-
ton in Bermuda in 1934.
Suspended in his 7,000-pound "bentho-
scope" by a steel cable attached to a
winch on a barge, the 48-year old Bar-
ton started into the ocean at noon and
reached the record depth an hour later.
Barton said that the dive was a
successful demonstration of the feasibi-
lity of a device designed to withstand
the tremendous pressure of extreme
depth. At 4,500 feet the benthoscope
was subject to a pressure of about 2,000
pounds a square inch as contrasted with
the normal air pressure at sea level of
Forty-nine persons were saved in a
tense air-sea rescue last week after a
transport plane en route from Rome to
the United States ran out of gas and
landed in the Atlantic 15 miles off the
Irish coast. Nine others of the 58
aboard were killed or lost trying to
escape from the four-engined C-54. The
plane carried 47 Italian emigres going
to settle in Venezuela, and 11 Ameri-
cans, all airways personnel.
The rescue was organized quickly by
ground personnel at Shannon, Ireland
when the plane failed to land there for
refueling. The British trawler Stalberg
and the Irish freighter Lanahrone were
directed to the floating survivors.
The plane got lost when atmospheric
conditions blacked out radio communi-
cations and crippled its navigation
In the States General Omar N. Brad-
ley was named chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, becoming the ranking
U.S. military officer on active duty.
General J. Lawton Collins succeeded
him as Army Chief of Staff.
Two floors of the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel in New York were transferred
this month into a mammoth, and
tremendously expensive, jewelry mart.
On the occasion of a convention of re-
tail jewelers, over $35,000,000 worth of
jewel: was put on display. Items rang-
ed from a $12,000 pocketbook of cultur-
ed pearls to a little gold cigarette
lighter for $5,000.
The chimes of Big Ben didn't sound
one night this month as usual for the
evening BBC broadcast. An announcer
explained apologetically that the great
clock in the tower of Parliament was
four and a half minutes slow. He said
that numerous starlings perched on the
minute hand were responsible. Some
starlings, part of an invading hor-de of
untold thousands from the north, also
got into the works. Workmen had re-
moved them and finally got ihe big
clock running properly.
German bombs failed to stop the
chimes of Big Ben during the uar. They
di(, however, squeak instead of chime
on time in the bitter winter of 1947
because of ice formations.
Menibers of the Training Division supervise the tests given to applicants for the
vocational training program last month. The boys above are seen in the St. Joseph
School in Santa Cruz. Standing, from the left, are Frank Cassens, O. M. Williams, both
of Training, George Molan, acting job training coordinator in M & C, and Eugenius
Hassell, of Training. Trips were made last month to various island schools for the
purpose of giving tests to applicants for the program.
Aki nos ta mira miembronan di Training Division y aplicantenan pa program di
entrenamiento (iurante un di e testnan cu a word tent na diferente schoolnan luna pastL
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 26 1949
AUGUST 26, 1949 ARUBA ESSO NEWS a
The Treasure of-
San Nicolas Harbor
Blaekbeard was a piker in this business of buried treasure. Over
1200 tons of structural steel piles are being driven in San Nicolas
Harbor to depths of 100 feet. The No. 1 (East) Finger Pier, with
40 per cent of its 3000 tons of steel buried under water, represents
13 months of labor involving 170 skilled workmen at a cost of
several million dollars.
The most valuable treasure in the
world is not anchored down any better
than the new East Finger Pier being
built for Lago by the Netherlands Har-
bor Works Co., Ltd.
The longest supporting pile extends
downward through 35 feet of sea water
and then bites deep into silty sand,
coral sand, finger coral, and hard coral
to a depth of 120 feet. And there are
81 of these piles in all, each driven just
Offhand it would seem that the pier
is built to stay put. The longest pile,
for instance, weighs 12 tons and needed
about 500 blows from a ten ton hammer
to Le driven into place. But the contrac-
tor and Lago engineers are spending
much time pushing and pulling at each
pile to be sure that it is secure. (Some
of the facts discovered upset a few of
the usual results in testing firmness of
In fact, the entire East Finger Pier
project changed several staid beliefs
about pier construction. When finished
it will be one of the largest all-welded
steel oil-handling piers in the world.
Until recent years the customary
method of building a steel pier or bridge
was by riveting...... so the battery of
welding generators and the crew of
skilled welders used on the job are
enough to make any pier engineer do a
The total size of the pier is also a
record-breaker. It will be 790 feet from
tip to shore abutment...... about 60
feet less than the height of the R.C.A.
Building in Rockefeller Center, New
York. It will berth two ocean tankers
or alternately four lake tankers and will
replace the old "T" pier which is now
over 20 years old.
Ships will breast and moor on both
sides of the finger pier. The first ship
to dock when the pier is completed may
be a lake tanker, a T-2 ocean-going
tanker, or one of the new 628 foot long,
26,000 ton tankers.
Like a belle in a hoop skirt, the pier
has underpinnings that are hard to see.
The piles angle downward and outward
and are spaced at 20 foot intervals. If
stood out on dry land the whole
structure would tower almost five times
as high as the General Office Building.
But placed in the water, it will
stand only 13 feet above the surface.
It will look much like an ordinary 2-
lane concrete road except for equipment
such as the hose-lifting structure and
the spring fenders protecting each pile.
Under the 34 foot wide surface are
supporting steel girders that tie the
tops of the piles together. Slung
directly under these cross girders are
the guts of the finger pier...... the 18
pipelines that will drain and fill
While these pipelines are the arteries
and veins of the pier and will carry
fresh water, air, oil, and even telephone
and power lines, the skeleton-like
structure posed the toughest problems.
Similar jobs have seldom been done be-
fore on such a scale, and some of the
standard methods of pile driving were
The basic problem in building the
pier was to anchor the long piles in the
ocean bottom. Each pipe is made of two
H beams welded together to form a
2-feet square box section. When jam-
med down into the ocean bottom, the
pile has enough weight plus the grip-
ping power of the sand and coral to
stay firm ..... in the majority of cases.
In some cases, however, it was neces-
sary to insert a plug plate in the hollow
section of the pile. This increased the
size of the base and provided additional
resistance. Another method was to weld
seven-foot lengths of H beams on each
side of the pile near the bottom. In a
few instances, where sufficient resis-
tance was not obtained, additional
length was added to the piles and the
driving continued to greater depths.
Pile driving, fairly simple on a small
scale, turns into a complicated job when
Not fishing but testing. The center pile is
being jacked downward by this workman,
but it is firm enough to raise the outer
reactionery piles instead.
The new No. 1 (East) Finger Pier, now under construction, will be one of the largest
all-welded steel oil-handling piers in the world. It will reach 790 feet from tip to shore,
and will berth two 26,000 ton ocean tankers.
you deal with piles weighing eight to
twelve tons each. First requirement was
a driver mighty enough to handle the
work. There weren't any available, so
the Netherlands Harbor Works Co., Ltd.
which is doing all construction on the
pier assembled one of the largest pile
driver rigs ever built.
It rears more than 100 feet into the
air and is maneuvered into position by
winches which alternately tug at fixed
anchor ropes. The pile driver hammer
takes a stroke of three and one-half
feet and hits with a force of 50,000
foot-pounds. That's enough punch to
drive a steel girder through almost any-
The piles have to be driven in at an
angle to buttress the pier against
tankers slamming sideways. So, the pile
driver was also built to drive them at
an angle. Then too, it is almost impos-
sible to drive steel piles of this size
exactly in location. In riveted construc-
tion misalignment is serious, since it
requires special fitting of the connec-
ting joints. Welding, however, allows a
little more leeway. So welding is a big
time-saver in the construction.
Several unique tests were used to
check the strength of the piles. Six
hundred thousand pounds were success-
fully loaded on the top of a single pile
with no downward movement. Other
tests checked the resistance of the piles
to sideward movement by pulling the
tops of two piles toward each other. The
tests prove that the East Finger Pier is
here to stay.
It will get a lot of pushing around
during its expected 40 year life. A fully
loaded tanker can push up against the
piles with terrific force. Huge spring
fenders absorb the shock, while the
whole pier actually moves a very small
This isn't all. The designers provided
for a large wind load of hurricane
velocity on the exposed silhouettes of
the moored ships.
But strength of construction is not
the whole answer when you are build-
ing harbor works. Corrosion is the great
enemy of steel, and four safeguards are
being taken. Piles are coated with three
layers of rustpreventing paint. Second-
ly, magnesium "anodes" will form a
giant storage battery together with the
steel pier and the ocean, and the steel
piles will be continually coated with a
protective magnesium deposit.
The hollow insides of each pile will
be filled with oil. Before this can be
done, a diver will go under to seal all
existing holes in the piles with wooden
plugs. Lastly, a concrete jacket will be
wrapped around each pile at the critical
waterline section where wind and water
cause swift corrosion.
When Lago first decided to build the
East Finger Pier, requirements were
Continued on page 8
aK W r- .
The mighty pile driver "Aruba" juts 103 feet above the harbor as it prepares to drive
another pile. Its hammer weighs ten tons and operates on steam power.
Here's what happened to a steel pile when
it was driven into very hard coral.
Arteries and veins of the finger pier are
these pipes which load and unload tankers.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGTT rft oano
Captains and lieutenants of the teams in the Safe workers' Contest met with members
of the Incentive Contest Committee late last month to set new objectives for the teams
to aim at. Above, F. H. Himes speaks to the group on the purpose of the Contest. To
the right of him, seated at the table, are E. F. Keesler; G. N. Owen: K. Springer; H.
Culver; F. W. Switzer, chairman of the Council of Captains during the absence of H.
Chippendale: and E. J. Kulisek, of the Safety Division. Except for Mr. Switzer, all are
members of the Incentive Contest Committee. Also a member is A. Kirtley, on vacation.
Captan- y tenientenan di diferente teamnan di Concurso di Seguridad a reuni cu
Comit6 Pro-Seguridad luna pasa pa discuti progress di Concurso y pa haci plannan
nobo pa mas Seguridad.
Teams Set Goals to Reach Ex-Lagoites At Montana Refinery
0 1 rE d 1 ,C & &
uCIuI C LIIU U n ulll Ca
New objectives were set by the teams
in the Safe Workers' Contest following
a meeting late last month of captains
and lieutenants and the Incentive Con-
test Committee. Each team set a goal
which it will attempt to reach before
the Contest closes on October 31. A
team with a relatively high score, for
instance, might set its goal at a figure
only ten points higher, while one in the
red would set its objective at getting
into the green.
F. W. Switzer, Council of Captains
chairman during the absence of H. Chip-
pendale, was introduced to the captains
and lieutenants and spoke briefly. Other
speakers were G. N. Owen, head of the
Safety Division, and F. H. Himes and
E. F. Keesler, members of the Incentive
Committee. E. J. Kulisek presided over
A safety film, "To Live in Darkness",
was shown to the group. It depicted the
manner in which eye injuries can occur
in industry when employees fail to
follow safety regulations.
Following the movie a Contest slogan
for August was selected. The winner
was "Save Your Eyes to See the Prize",
which was turned in by Simon Croes,
Carpenter Department, a member of the
Sheets were given to all captains to
be posted where their team members
could see them. In addition to contain-
ing space to write in the team's goal,
these sheets contain valuable informa-
tion about safety and the Contest. It
will be worth your while to read what's
Cuater Dia Liber Sin Pago
Permit na Plantadornan
E anja aki trobe Compania a combini
pa duna cuater dia riba cualnan e poliza
di A.W.O.L. lo no worde sigui pa e
empleadonan design pa Gobierno como
donjonan di tera riba cual nan por
plant. E hombernan cu ta pertenece
na e grupo aki tin permiso pa keda cas
cuater dia sin pago, prome cu dia 1 di
Generalmente nan ta tuma dos di e
cuater dianan permit, unbez despues di
e prome yobida grand, y nan no tin
nodi di report na foreman di p'adilanti.
E otro dos dianan ta worde tuma di
cuater a ocho siman despues, pa por
cultiva e cosecha, y pa e dos dianan aki
si meter pidi permiso di antemano.
Caminda tabata necesario foreman-
nan a haya listanan cu ta mustra cual
cual empleadonan ta eligibel pa e dia-
nan di ausencia pa plantamento.
CYI Issues New Certificates
The Coin Your Ideas Committee re-
cently began issuing certificates to
employees turning in winning suggest-
ions. Signed by the general or assistant
general manager and the employee's de-
partment head, the certificate takes the
place of the letter formerly sent to per-
sons submitting winning ideas. The
certificate has the title and number of
the idea on it, as well as the amount
paid. They are presented with the cash
Three former employees here, Si
Yates, Charles Kasson, and Frank Mug-
ford, are now working at the Billings,
Montana refinery of the Carter Oil
Company, a Jersey Standard affiliate.
This news was contained in a recent
letter from Mr. Yates, who worked for
many years in the Gas Plant here.
Remarking that the Aruba Esso
News was received regularly there and
was enjoyed by them, Mr. Yates also
asked for a copy of This Is Lago.
His letter contained news of other
long-time Lagoites who are now living
in the States. Mr. and Mrs. Coy Cross,
and Bonnie and Jimmy Bluejacket had
recently visited at Billings on their way
through the Yellowstone National Park.
Commenting on the operation of the
new refinery at Billings, Mr. Yates
said that the installation was operating
with little or no trouble on the start-up.
It was the Carter Oil Company to
which Lago loaned C. J. Griffin, who
represented the Jersey Company in
connection with the construction of the
Billings refinery. Mr. Griffin is now
division superintendent here in charge
of the Eastern Division of the Process
Hendrik van den
Arend this month
received his Fls.
1000 CYI Capital
Award from Lago
President J. J. Ho-
rigan. Mr. van den
Arend, of the Ca-
ment, was on va-
cation in Holland
when the award
was announced in
June. His idea has
i r t brought him Fla.
1750 thus far.
"Who says the Dakota Team is going to
win the safety contest?" Not George Ben-
net, captain of the Bucuti team. With the
help of safety talks, posters, and hard
work on the part of Captain Bennet, his
lieutenants and each member of his team,
the Bucuti workers are out to surpass the
Dakota record. Above, Mr. Bennet, who
works in the Pipefitting Department, puts
up a poster showing his team's goal and
also other information about the contest.
Ta ken di cu Dakota ta gana den Concurso
di Seguridad? Sigur cu no ta George Ben-
net, captain di team Bucuti. Cu discursonan
riba Seguridad, prenchinan y trabao con-
stante, Captan Bennet, su tenientenan y
cada miembro di su team, ta tratando na
pasa record di Dakota. Aki riba, Sr. Bennet,
un empleado di Pipefitting Department ta
colga un prenchi mustrando doel di su
team, y dunando information tocante di e
Youngest to Get 20-Year Button
A son. Eddy Arthur Jozes. to Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar A. Leysner, July 27.
A son, Fianklin George. to Mr. and Mrs. Ar-
nold G. Juil. July 27.
A daughter. Jeanu Clementa. to Mr. and Mrs.
Cailito Angela. July 2 ,.
A daughter, Ylonne Feli.ia. to Mr. and Mrs.
Gaston J. IPrlst, July 2s.
A son,. in-ton Erwin, to Mr. and Mrs. Al-
hliet A. itlh ulllsn, Jul> 29.
A daughter. Gle-nda Phyllb, to Air. and Mrs.
Frl nk 'eteis n. July 29.
A daughter. Ilse Maile, to Mr. and Mrs. Fer-
dinand Lo Fo Sang, July 30.
A son, lerti.and Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs,
George John. July 30.
A sn. \liion Hulcitt, to Mr. and Mrs. Au-
"uatin C lHansoun. Auiust 5.
A daughter. Theln a L.etitl. to Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel J. MlLeod. August 5.
A son, Rlieubln Donni lco, tio Mi. and a is,
Candll a, ll. J. Madlo,Io. August 5.
A idauihteI,. Thelsita Mleriedics, to Mr. and
AMrs. Mauicc \w. lHa-l. August 0.
A lauhter. C(manle Iinda. to Air and Mrs.
Jil'rPh I lI) C(;:i e. August 7.
A son. Kenncth .lonz, to Mr. and Mrs. Pe-
ler T. Helfon, August 7
A son. (itact. to iMr. and hlts. Hugo V
Cloet. \Au.ust s.
A daughter. Denise Elma. to Mr. and Mrs
Sbehr t S. Nesfield. Auigut t
A son, Ir an.risco. to Mr. and Mrs. Jacinto
Wernet. August 9.
A son, Carlo C.ai-lno, to Mr. and Mrs. Ignacio
Rosel, August 'I.
A daughter. Laurina, to Mr. and Mrs. Odulio
W1rnet, August 10.
A son. Felple Tlurcio, to Mr. and Mrs. Au-
gustin \et leortrn. August 1 .
A sin, Ceedl ltnystnn Anthony Jr.. to Mr. and
Mrs. Cocil I. A. llshop. August 11.
A daughter, IU)acnth Elodne, to Mr, and Mrs
Victor It. Gumnbl August 11.
A daughter, Jeanette .\lane, to Mr. and Mrs.
George L. .\netra, August I1.
A son. Alex Arthau, to Mr and Mrs. Adriaan
Werelemnn, August 12.
A son. Jose Del Rosaro, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jolge S. Nava, August 11.
A daughter, Camilla Justina. to Mr. and Mrs.
Romain C. Pete,. August 13.
A son. Thomas Chatfield. to Mr. and Mrs.
Albert L. Pomeroy, August 1 1.
A daughter. Neretda Quisruella. to Air. and
Mrs. Emile Tondiu, August 1 1.
A daughter, Cheryl Annestine, to Mr. and
Mrs. John G. L. Lodge, August II.
A daughter, Nearisa Edyn Cecilia. to Mr. and
Mrs. Elciua Mlunroe,. August 14.
A daughter. Cahista. to Mr, and Mrs. Benito
Feliciano, August 11.
A daughter. Rhoda Loonella, to Mr and Mrs.
Jline E. Quashlc. August 15.
A daughter, Albonia Asuncion. to Mr. and
Mrs. Michael B. Giraud, August 15.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Magnus M. Maim-
berg, August 16,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Vicente L. Solognier.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Koolman.
Empleadonan di Quincena
Asunto: Sistema Nobo Salario No Ta
Worde Paga Hunto cu Placa di Vacantie.
Pa facility pagamento di salarionan
cu ta keda pendiente despues cu placa
di vacantie worde pagi, e siguiente pro-
cedimiento lo bira efectivo imediata-
Ora bo bolbe trabao. despues di
vacantie, notificA bo foreman cu bo ke
ricibi bo salario cu a keda pendiente
ora bo a bai cu vacantie. Bo foreman lo
comunica cu Payroll Office (telefoon
541) y lo avisa nan di esey. Payroll
Office lo avisa bo foreman ki ora bo por
bin cobra y bo foreman na su turno lo
pasa es information over na bo, dunan-
do bo e dia y e ora pa bo cobra na
Main Gate. E oranan ta manera ta
Dialuna-Diabierna 3:30 pa 5'or di atardi
(cu exception di Payday y Dia di Fiesta)
Diasabra 11:30 te 1'or di merdia
(cu excepcion di Payday y Dia di Fiesta)
Pa via di e cambionan aki, tempo
liber foi trabao pa cobra es placa lo no
ta necesario mas.
SKEEp F EM DFLYlNG
Winner of the second
jackpot awarded by
Safety Sam, Patrol-
man George Nurse of
the Lago Police De-
partment, shows his
prizes to Chief Gil-
bert Brook. Patrol-
nan Nurse, a member
of the Malmok team,
answered each safety
question correctly and
then won the jackpot
by knowing the final
answer. His prizes
are two ladies' com-
pacts and a man's
pedicure set. Each
week, if the jackpot
question is missed,
the jackpot gets
Ganador di e segundo jackpot ta George Nurse di Lago Police Department, kende nos
ta mira ta mustra su premionan na Chief Brook. Patrolman Nurse ta un miembro di
Team Malmok; el a gana un premio pa contestanan correct riba preguntanan tocante
di Concurso, y despues el a bolbe haya un otro premio pa contest correct duni riba
e pregunta di jackpot.
When he received his 20-Year Service
emblem on August 17, 32-year old Rosimbo
Croes of the Accounting Department be-
came the youngest Lagoite to ever complete
20 years Company service. His Lago career
began when he was 12 years old, when he
went to work in the Labor Department. In
1930 he joined the Accounting Department,
where he is now assistant division head of
the Tabulating and Statistical Division.
Ora cu Rosimbo Croes di Accounting De-
partment y di 32 anja di edad a ricibi su
boton di 20 anja, dia 17 di Augustus, el a
bira e empleado di mas hoben cu a yega di
alcanza 20 anja di servicio cu Compania.
Cuminzando den Labor Department na edad
di 12 anja, el a bai pa Accounting na anja
1930 y actualmente e ta "assistant division
head" den Tabulating and Statistical
Placa di Vacantie Ta
Worde Entrega na Main Gate
Un metodo nobo pa paga empleado-
nan di time-card prome cu nan bai cu
vacantie a worde inauguri luna pasa.
Segun e sistema nobo, placa di vacantie
ta worde pagi na bentananan na Main
Empleadonan por cobra nan placa di
vacantie tur dia den siman, cu excep-
cion di payday y dianan di fiesta entire
e oranan di 3:30 te 5'or di atardi; Dia-
Sabra di 11:30 te lor di merdia. Em-
pleadonan cu ta traha di 12 pa 8 por
sigui cobra nan placa di vacantie na
Main Office manera custumber.
Pa via di e cambionan den e sistema,
empleadonan no por haya tempo liber
den ora di trabao mas en coneccion cu
cobramento di placa di vacantie.
Two Win Prizes from Safety Sam
Two employees recently were able to
answer Safety Sam's questions about the
Safe Workers' Contest and each won a
prize. Sterling silver belt buckles were
the awards presented to them.
John A. Ryan, of Receiving and Ship-
ping and a member of the Malmok team,
won his prize on July 30, and Bruno
Bremer, of the Gas Plant and the
Balashi team, received his on August 13.
Keep informed of your team's
progress in the Contest so you'll be able
to answer Safety Sam's questions when
he comes around.
I Safety Pays
AUGUST N 1949
AUGUST 26, 1949ARAESONW
U.S. Oil Industry 90 Years Old
Next Sunday, August 27, the United
States petroleum industry will celebrate
its 90th birthday. That date will be the
anniversary of the drilling of the Drake
well at Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Once despised by the early salt-well
drillers as a curse because it tainted the
salt, petroleum since has become one of
the world's most useful resources and
has benefited all mankind. Mushroom-
ing from a mere handful of pioneers,
the petroleum industry now is compos-
ed of 34,000 competitive companies
and approximately 2,000,000 employees.
Philatelists Organize Club
Stamp collectors of San Nicolas met
early this month for the purpose of
forming the San Nicolas Philatelic
Society. Officers were elected at the
first meeting, and present plans call for
meetings of the group on the first and
third Mondays of each month.
On August 24 the Club's special pro-
gram was to consist of a slide show
and lecture by Robert MacMillan, mem-
ber of the Aruba Philatelic Society and
long-time stamp collector.
Officers of the new organization are
Syd Brathwaite, president; Erskine
Anderson, vice president; C. H. Mayers,
secretary; and Gentle Joseph, treasurer.
Four Get Aerial Radio Licenses
Four employees, members of the
Aruba Flying Club, recently passed the
examination for restricted licenses as
radio telephone operators. The license
authorizes them to operate a radio tele-
phone installation aboard amateur
The Lagoites who passed the test were
Robert C. Baum, Receiving and Ship-
ping; William B. Cundiff and Daniel D.
Streeter, TSD; and John W. Sherman,
Colony Service. The examination was
given in Curagao early this month.
E grupo aki ta saka na un balia di disfraz cu tabatin na Palm Beach Club ultimamente,
entire nan e dosnan cu a gana premio es anochi. Floria Sasso, cu a haya un borstpeld,
y Maurice Neme na banda drechi, cu a haya un oloshi di man. Otronan riba e portret
ta Servio Raven, Chaco Sasso y Eduardo Viada
Mr. and lArs. J. J. R. Beaujon are seen above as they enter the Caribe Club following
their wedding August 5. The ceremony was performed at the Protestant Church in
Oranjestad, with the reception afterward at the Caribe Club. Mrs. Beaujon is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Funk, of Montclair, New Jersey, and her husband
works in the Instrument Department. (Photo by Sam Rajroop)
Aki riba nos ta mira Rudy Beaujon di Instrument Department cu su sefiora un rato
despues cu nan a worde uni den matrimonio, na entrada di Club Caribe, unda nan a
tene un reception. E ceremonia a tuma lugar na Kerki na Oranjestad dia 5 di Augustus.
Employees with whom he had been asso-
Ciated for the past ten years honored Clif-
ton J. Monroe before he left for the States
this month. Above he's seen (seated center)
with a group with which he had worked
closely in his position as committee activi-
ties coordinator, and at left at a function
given in his honor by friends in the Per-
sonnel Department. Present for the dinner
above were (seated from left around the
table) K. A. Tong, Panky Crichlow, V. A.
Linam, Kelly Wong, Roy Bishop, Mr. Mon-
roe, Henry Nassy, E. Byington, Abdul Syed,
B. Schoonmaker, A. Texeira, and Henry
Amoroso. Standing, in the same order, are
Errol Bailey, Erskine Anderson, C. A.
Brown, Hugo de Fries, Calvin Hassell, Al-
vin Matthews, Ricardo Van Blarcum, Eddie
Rankin, Sydney Green, George Lawrence,
Syd Brathwaite, and J. Butts. Friends in
the Personnel Department presented Mr.
Monroe with a souvenir booklet, which E.
,yington has handed to him at left.
;eorge Hemstreet turns down the record
player as Mr. Monroe unwraps the gift.
Commissary Privileges Go On
For Retiring Lago Employees
Employees living in Aruba after
their retirement are now given Commis-
sary privileges, allowing them to con-
tinue trading at the commissary after
their years of active employment are
A Commissary Identification Card is
issued to the annuitant or to his wife,
and he continues to have the privilege
of purchasing commissaries on credit,
as he did during his years as an
In addition to the assistance this
provides for annuitants who spend their
later years in Aruba, the move serves
as another continuing link between the
retired employee and the Company for
which he worked so many years.
Annuitant Enjoys Publications
Charles Joseph, who retired from the
L.P.D. February 1 of this year after
over 20 years service, wrote recently
that he was enjoying receiving the
Aruba Esso News and the Lamp maga-
zine. His address now is 74 Eighth
Street, Barataria, Trinidad.
R. J. Halsey Promoted at Bayonne
Russell J. Halsey, who worked here
from 1937 to 1944, was recently pro-
moted to the position of assistant
general foreman of the Bayonne (N.J.)
Refinery's Electrical Department. He
succeeds Charles F. Bauer, who was
named general foreman of the depart-
Starting his Esso career at Bayway
in 1918, Mr. Halsey joined Bayonne's
Electrical Department four months
later. With the exception of the period
he worked for Lago, he has been at
Bayonne since. He was a foreman be-
fore his recent promotion.
The scene at left
shows the prize-
at the Palm Beach
ball this month.
In the center is
Floria Sasso, win-
ner of a brooch,
and at the right is
who received a
wrist watch; both
prizes were dona-
ted by S. L. Ber-
linski. Others in
the picture are
Servio Ravenr and
Chaco Sasso (left)
and Eduardo Viada
from page 1
In 1926 Mr. Teagle went to Trieste,
Italy to supervise the rebuilding and
modernizing of Jersey's refinery there.
He remained at Trieste until 1929, when
he returned to the States for a short
period. The next six years were spent
in Paris, France, first as assistant to
T. R. Parker, supervisor of all Jersey
Standard's European refineries, and in
1934 advancing to Mr. Parker's position
when the latter returned to the States.
In 1936 Mr. Teagle took up duties in
the New York office of Lago President
G. W. Gordon, remaining there until
coming to Aruba in September 1942 as
Lago's personnel manager. In January
1944 he was named manager of the
Industrial Relations Department.
Two in Personnel Promoted
Recent changes in the Personnel De-
partment are marked by the promotion
of two employees.
James M. Smith, who has been acting
as assistant division head of Wage &
J. M. Smith
J3 M. Smith
W. L. Kaestner
Salary, has been promoted to this
position. Mr. Smith joined Lago in
August 1946 as a job analyst. He spent
several years in the U.S. Air Forces and
also worked for the Aluminum Cor-
poration of America.
William Kaestner assumes the position
of supervisory training coordinator in
the Training Division of the Industrial
Relations Department. He taught at
Vallejo College, California before com-
ing to Aruba September 13, 1947, as a
Long Service Awards
CYI from page I
Felix Garrido, Fls. 25, provide gear
diagrams for Ross carriers.
Leonard Marques, Fls. 25, install
extension to steam valve on top of bot-
toms coolers at No. 6 Rerun Unit, and
Fls. 20, install 2" or 2.5" pipe and valve
in sewer catch basin at Nos. 6 and 7
Hendrik Fujooah, Fls. 25, install low
voltage control switch with handle on
2300V starter, Butterworth pump, and
Fls. 25, install test receptacle in front
of Dry Dock Tool Room.
S. L. Perryman, Fls. 25, safety hel-
mets for launch drivers and ships' dis-
Thomas Horti, Fls. 25, install risers
on step at Main Electric Shop stairway.
Harold Todman, Fls. 20, install buzzer
system in Section B at Storehouse.
Leopold Richardson, Fls. 20, relocate
ladder at No. 12 Aviation Still.
Howard Lambertson, Fls. 20, install
railings around pipe alleys in vicinity of
Carpenter and Pipe Shops.
Leoncio Sharpe, Fls. 20, use chain
block for lifting tanks at Instrument
Edmond Emanuel, Fls. 20, install
strainer in 6" main service water line
at Powerhouse No. 2.
Alvin Stewart, Fls. 20, build step to
new yard rear of Wholesale Commissary
building, Location II.
J. F. Breen, Fls. 20, method of dis-
posal of dirty crankcase oil GAR-2.
Joseph Peterson, Fls. 20, built
storage place for sample bottles in
vicinity of Pump No. 387.
Esteban Rasmijn, Fls. 20, remove
chain and guide and install valve
extension to upper blockvalve of strip
tank drain at No. 5 combination unit.
George Echelson, Fls. 20, stamp
safety slogan on all blueprints issued
Lennard Bruce, FIs. 20, use finger of
bulb type of pipette in Utilities Division.
J. D. Morris, FIs. 20, use scotchlite
on traffic signs and vehicles.
Rupert Jailal, Fls. 20, provide garbage
truck helpers with flashlights.
E. A. Molzer, commendation, 'institute
two day consecutive delivery system -
Colony Operations Group.
M & C Admin.
Rec. & Shipping
I SAFETY PAYS I
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 26, 1949
J. J. R. Beaujon
AAUGUST 26 1046
The choir leads the Recessional as the tenth anniversary "service of rededication"
closes at the Lago Community Church July 31. Guest ministers assisting Rev. Donald
R. Evans in conducting the service were Ds. Teunis Hagerwaard of the Dutch Prote-
stant Church, Rev. D. Graham Jakeman of the Holy Cross Anglican Church, and Rev.
Robert A. Kirtley of the Methodist Church. Other guests included O. Mingus, who
brought Company greetings, and Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling and Dr. L. C. Kwartsz.
Good wishes on the anniversary were received from L. G. Smith, W. C. Colby, G. H.
Wilken, Rev. P. W. Rishell, and Rev. P. V. Dawe in the States, and from Howard
Baker in Sumatra.
Dia 31 di Juli, Kerki di Lago a cumpli su di 10 aniversario; e portret
durante e servicio especial di e dia ey.
aki ta tuma
S The model high-octane S and S butane plant above was constructed by the four fourth-
year apprentices grouped around it. Working on an average of two hours a day, the
boys spent about a month building it. Their only model was Lago's real plant, which
they studied and then duplicated in proportion. The boys, who worked under the direc-
tion of W. D. Orr, are, from left to right, Gerard Hoftizer, Efren De Kort, Mateo
Orman, and Edwin Croes. The model will be on exhibition at the Lago Club August 26
when the apprentice graduation ceremonies are held.
E modelo di S and S Butane Plant aki a worde construi pa e aprendiznan cu ta
rondone. Copid for di Lago su plant, e mucha-hombernan a traha ariba dos ora pa
dia y a dura un luna prom4 cu nan a cab4.
A packed house turn-
ed out this month at
the Sociedad Boliva-
riana to hear the ce-
lebrated Dutch pia-
nist, Willem Andrie-
sen (lcft), give a re-
cital. The program
was sponsored by the
Aruba Art. Circle.
(Photo by Sam Raj-
E concerto di e fa-
moso pianist Holan-
des, Willem Andries-
sen, cu a tuma lugar
na Sociedad Boliva-
riana luna pasi, ta-
bata' masha concurri.
Ak"riba nos ta mira
te e concerto.
Ernest Finck (right) of the Hos-
pital Pharmacy Department has
qualified as a pharmacist's assi-
stant after a recent course of stu-
dy in Curacao. Mr. Finck passed
an official government test with
high honors and took his oath
before the Governor of Curacao.
He has been working with the
Pharmacy Department since the
first of December, 1948. The offi-
cial test is the same required for
work in any commercial drug
store, and Mr. Finck is now quali-
fied to mix complex prescriptions
and to carry out much more ex-
tensive pharmaceutical duties.
Members of the various foreign staff employee advisory committees were honored
uly 28 with a picnic at the Aruba Golf Club. Above, Assistant General Manager O.
/Mingus speaks to the group. Recognizable faces at the tables include those of W.C.
Richey, B. Teagle, E. F. McCoart, F. J. Getts, B. Schoonmaker, C. F. Smith, E. Miller,
and A. H. Shaw. Among the entertainment features provided were the Texas Hillbil-
lies, seen in action below with singer V. A. Linam at the microphone. Leaning on the
S piano is J. R. Proterra and, at right, J. M. Whiteley, E. J. Kulisek, J. C. McQuair, G.
A. Quackenbos, and C. C. Moyer.
Miembronan di diferente comitinan di empleadonan foreign staff tabata huespednan na
un picnic na Golf Club dia 28 di Juli. Aki riba, Sub-Gerente General, 0. Mingus ta dirigi
palabra na e grupo.
A big event in the life of Linda Susan Moses was her first birthday party
last month, when her friends in the younger set gathered to celebrate the day.
Linda Susan, daughter of James Moses of the Colony Post Office, is seen
above in the center of the pifiata which is hanging from the ceiling. Surroun-
ding her are her guests, the majority of whom are children of Lago
employees. (Photo by Sam Rajroop.)
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 26 1949
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Lago Wins Trophy After 10 Years
After ten years of competition between
the golf teams from CPIMI in Curavao and
Lago, the Smith-Nordijn trophy finally
went to Lago. Final matches for posses-
sion of the trophy were played here over
the weekend of August 13. At left J. Bou-
wens (left), president of the Curagao team
and CPIM's management representative,
has presented the trophy to Lago Captain
E. F. McCoart. Below a toast to continued
good relations between the two teams is
given by C. F. Smith, chairman of the
K, Aruba Golf Club's executive committee. At
the table, from left to right, are C. W.
Walker, vice-chairman of the Aruba team's
executive committee; B. Skuerkokel, cap-
tain of the CuraCao team; J. J. Horigan,
president of Lago; Mr. Smith: Mr. Bou-
wens; and O. Mingus, Lago's assistant
general manager. Final score of the
meeting was 38 points for Aruba and 16
for the visitors. The trophy was retired on
the basis of the last two meetings between
the two clubs, one match being played in
Curagao and the other here.
Members of the Dodgers softball team, winners of the first half of the Lago Heights
league, are seen above. In front, from left to right, are V. Stewart, V. Hodge, M.
Halley, V. Arrindell, H. Hazel, and J. Ponce. In back, in the same order, are B.
Hoftijzer (manager), A. Halley, J. Marquez, J. Gibbs, O. Hassell, R. Romney, H. Lake,
J. Perez (captain), E. Hodge, and O. Marlyn.
Members of the graduating class of a TSD training course are seen above with their
instructor, W. G. Spitzer (third left). On August 9 the group graduated from the TSD
, basic technical training course in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and process.
29 Graduate from TSD Course
Twenty-nine employees graduated
August 9 from the TSD basic technical
course in mathematics, physics, che-
mistry, and process. The 54-hour
course began last January.
Purpose of the upgrading course was
to give employees an elementary know-
ledge of physics and chemistry as ap-
plied to refinery operations, and to
provide them with basic instruction in
algebra, geometry, and process oper-
ations. Subjects taught in the course
were entirely new to some students,
and served as refresher material to
others who already had some instruc-
tion in those fields.
It is planned to later give more ad-
vanced training courses concerned with
more specific TSD operations.
The course was taught by W. G.
Spitzer, who was assisted by occasional
guest lecturers from the Technical Ser-
Graduates were: Ivan S. Irons, Ed-
win Bacchus, Calvin R. Assang, J. C.
Max Lashley, Permadat Gopie, Abdul
Rahim, Sixto F. Arends, Lucius E. J.
Luison, Laureano Geerman, Maximo
Tromp, Kenneth R. Soobrian, J. L. We-
ver, A. Kadim, E. H. A. Tjin Kon Fat,
J. W. Arrias, Victor S. Lee, Arthur
Haubail Bunyan, Cecil Gray, Joseph A.
L. Harding, Bernard Mongroo, Frank-
lin A. Ho-Sam-Sooi, I. A. Da Costa Go-
mez, Clemente Zievinger, Julio Maduro,
S. Hernandez, Jacques R. Arrindell,
Garner Th. De Mattos, Leopold D. An-
thony, and Donald Amoroso.
Absences for Crop Cultivation
Are Authorized Without Penalty
This year, as in the past, the
A.W.O.L. policy will be waived for four
days in the case of those employees
designated by the Government as hav-
ing land on which crops may be grown.
Men in this group are allowed four days
off without pay before January 1, 1950.
Two of the allowable days are usually
taken immediately after the first heavy
rain, and need not be reported to fore-
men in advance. The other two days
are taken from four to eight weeks
later in order to cultivate the crops,
and these days require permission ob-
tained in advance.
ID'gers Win First Half;
Loop's Second Half Starts
The Dodgers softball team won the
three-game play-off with Baby Ruth
and came out as winners of the first
half of the Lago Heights softball
league. The Dodgers thus earned the
right to play the winner of the second
half for the league championship.
Scores of the play-off series were 8-7
in favor of the Baby Ruth club, and
12-8 and 9-6 for the Dodgers.
The latter half of the loop got under
way August 9; at the end of two weeks
play the Dodgers and Baby Ruth, each
with two wins and no defeats, were
again tied for the league leadership.
Scores during the first two weeks of
play: Bicho Malo 8, Aruba Juniors 7;
Dodgers 13 Los Tigres 9; Baby Ruth
10, Hollandia 7; Hollandia won by
default from Bicho Malo; Dodgers 16.
Catholic Youth Organization 4; Baby
Ruth 11, Lago Heights 6.
The schedule for the coming weeks:
August 26: Baby Ruth vs. Los Tigres
and Catholic Youth Organization vs.
August 29: Lago Heights vs. CYO.
August 30: Lago Heights vs. Caribe.
August 31: Baby Ruth vs. CYO and
Los Tigres vs. Bicho Malo.
September 2: Baby Ruth vs. Hollandia
and Aruba Juniors vs. Lago Heights.
September 6: Caribe vs. Hollandia.
September 7: Los Tigres vs. Lago
Heights and Bicho Malo vs. Dodgers.
September 9: Aruba Juniors vs. Baby
Ruth and Hollandia vs. CYO.
/ September 13: Baby Ruth vs. Caribe.
September 14: CYO vs. Aruba Juniors
and Los Tigres vs. Hollandia.
September 16: Dodgers vs. Lago Heights
and Bicho Malo vs. Baby Ruth.
Games are played under the lights at
Lago Heights three nights a week. A
single game is played Tuesday nights,
starting at 7:30, and double headers go
on Wednesday and Friday nights, at 7
and 8:35. Umpires for the loop are
from the various teams in the league
and from the Lago Colony softball
Coin YOUR Ideas
Apprentices on a
field trip through the
Sheet Metal Shop
study the operation
of a rotary shears.
Training Division in-
Douglas and De Vere
James (right) con-
ducted this tour co-
vering the Boiler, Tin,
Shops. It was one of
the second series of
trips for the 1948 ap-
prentices and gave a
first-hand view of the
way each unit works.
Aprendiznan durante un di nan bishitanan den Planta, a worde retrati ora cu nan
tabata den Sheet Metal Shop. Instructornan Benson Douglas y De Vere James di
Training Division a conduci e biahita, cu a cubri Boiler Shop, Tin Shop, y Blacksmith
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Forty-two years of combined Company service ended for two long-time
became annuitants this month. The two, Eduvije Boekhoudt and San
daal, are seen above at the retirement luncheon given in their honor.
started with Lago in March 1926 and was a wharfinger A at the M
at the time of his retirement. Mr. Winterdaal began his Company ser
1930 and was a laborer A in Colony Service Operations when he became
Seated at the luncheon above are, from left around the table, R. Wat
Mr. Boekhoudt, K. H. Repath, J. Andreae, V. C. Fuller, A. Bryson, M
and N. M. Shirley.
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At the retirement luncheon given in his honor this month, Ray K. Imle
received a FIs. 300 supplemental CYI award. O. Mingus is shown present
to him. Others at the luncheon were P. O'Brien (left) and C. J. Gri
Moyer (right). Mr. Imler's Jersey service began in February 1913 with
Oil Company of Indiana at Whiting. He came to Lago in May 1929, and
tor operator in the Process Training Department when he left for
Aprendiznan Ta Bishita
Den Refineria Atrobe
Aprendiznan di 1948 a cuminza atrobe
cu nan bishitanan semanal den refine-
ria luna pasA, y es bishitanan lo sigui
tuma lugar ocho Dia Sabra sigui te dia
3 di September.
Obheto di e bishitanan ta, di prom6
pa sinja e mucha-hombernan corn cada
parti den refineria ta traha, di dos pa
mustra nan di ki moda cada parti ta
relaciona cu refineria, di tres pa mustra
nan importancia di hombernan entrena
pa tene jobnan den refineria, y di cuater
pa mustra nan balor y bentahanan di
program di entrenamiento pa cada
Prome cu cada bishita worde haci, un
representante di e lugar cu lo word
bishita e dia ey ta duna un splicacion
cortico riba lo siguiente: unda e grupo
ta bai bishita, cantidad di empleadonan
cu tin ta traha na es lugar, kico nan
por spera di mira y puntonan riba cual
nan mester presta hopi atencion, entre-
namiento necesario pa e diferente job-
nan di responsabilidad, y reglanan di
Seguridad cu mester worde sigui.
Despues di e splicacion ta sigui un
period di discussion riba tur palabra- y
expresionnan strafio di es lugar cu lo
word bishita. E ora e grupo ta bai haci
nan bishita cu ta dura mas o menos un
ora y 15 minuut.
Despues di esey aprendiznan ta bolbe
na Edificio di Training, unda cada in-
structor ta tene un discussion di 15 mi-
nuut pa su grupo, pa bolbe repasA pun-
tonan di interest di e bislita. E Dialuna
despues di e bishita e aprendiznan
mester duna un rapport cortico di e
E bishitanan den refineria ta worde
haci den grupo di 14 mucha-homber cu
un of dos maestro pa cada grupo.
BRITISH GUIANA. The Bureau of
Public Information in British Guiana
has released some advance figures based
on the census report for that territory
which is in course of preparation. They
show the chief territorial divisions, the
racial composition of the population,
religions, occupations, totals of villages
and centers, children of school age, and
According to these figures, the popu-
lation of the Colony has increased by
nearly sixty thousand to approximately
three hundred and seventy-six thousand
since 1931, with more than a quarter of
the entire population living in George-
town and its environs.
NEW PIER Continue
worked out in detail.
Tippets Abbett Engineeri
York was given the jo
Actual construction on
started in November
Netherlands Harbor Wo
and it is estimated that
ready for service in Deci
After working out ans
thing from welding of p
ing of pipelines to resc
tools, the engineers an
men are confident that
ahead smoothly...... if o
doesn't strike oil.
Chief Brook Cor
Cu Medaya di
Gilbert Brook, hefe
Department, a ricibi Me
den Orde di Oranje-Na
mente; e condecoracion
na dje pa Gobierno Hola
E medaya ta mustra u
rel na un banda, cu lett
banda, y e ta cologA na
Sergeant Boonstra di
a trece e medaya foi I
geant E. Sloterdijk, si'
Holandes di mas bieuw
Department, a present n
apartment moves to its
building near the harbor
can then expand for mor
space, and a lecture ha
meetings will also be pr
A large crowd attend
ceremonies last week.
Dr. W. J. Goslinga, insp
ion in Curacao; Acting
Hessling; and Dr. J. C.
be librarian. The import
library in the cultural
the island's youth was s
the fact that it would
proficiency in reading a
ing foreign languages.
Watch for Noti
In the future, many of
general notices to employ
in the Aruba Esso News
advised to watch for thi
vice in October
son, H. Wever,
Aruba Ta Forma Comit6 Pa
Yuda Victimanan di Ecuador
Un Comit4, pa organizA medionan pa
yuda victimanan di e terremoto di
Ecuador a worde formal aki. Pa medio
di coleccionnan y funcionnan pfiblico, e
Comit6, bao number di Comite Aruba
pa Victimanan di Ecuador, lo reuni
fondonan pa presta yudanza na e des-
E terremoto di Ecuador, cu a pasa
dia 5 di Augustus, a exigi algun mil
bida y a distribi cantidad di stad- y
Promo pasonan pa organization di
diferente medionan pa colecta fondo, a
tuma lugar na un reunion na principio
di e luna aki, na cual reunion diferente
sub-comitenan a worde formA. Plannan
ta inclui un loteria, funcionnan den
teatronan, weganan di voetbal, balianan
4. ^v 6 plblico, bendemento di flor y un bazaar.
* * Ademas, sub-comit6nan a worde formed
** * pa colecta placa cerca diferente grupo-
,* y organizacionnan riba e isla.
*: Many U.S. War Veterans
46 Eligible tor Dividends
After next August 29, many U.S.
veterans of the second world war will be
eligible to apply for dividends on their
National Service Life Insurance. Appli-
cations for such dividends may be ob-
obtained at the American Consulate in
San Nicolas after the 29th of this month.
r (second left)
citing the check In addition, the Aruba Esso Post No. 1
ffin and C. C. of the American Legion plans to have
h the Standard Legionnaires present at the Legion
was an instruc- Home for the purpose of advising vete-
rans how to fill out the froms. The
Legion will also have a supply of the
d from page 3 application blanks.
The Knappen Applications for dividends are to be
ing Co. of New sent to the American Consulate in San
b of providing Nicolas, and it is planned to start distri-
and drawings. bution of checks sometime next January.
the pier was Payments are expected to be completed
1948 by the during the first half of 1950.
works Co., Ltd., The American Consulate in San Nico-
the pier will be las is open from 8 to 12 and 1 to 5
ember 1949. Monday through Friday.
wers to every-
iles and creep-
ue of dropped Liberia Pulbbco
d construction Oranjestad
the job will go na
ne of the piles Aruba su prom& libreria y leeszaal
puiblico a worde habri oficialmente na
Oranjestad dia 20 di Augustus, y di es
moda a keda estableci algo cu tabata
idecora muy necesario pa population creciente
lUonor di e isla.
honor E libreria ta habri cu 2,500 bukinan
di Lago Police na Holandes y Ingles, y cada anja lo
daya di Honor bini 3,000 buki mas acerca. E libreria
ssau rciente- no solamente ta duna oportunidad pa
a worde dunei lectornan Arubiano entretene nan mes,
a worde duna
ndes dia 26 di pero tambe ta denote progress den des-
aroyo di Aruba.
s d l E libreria ta temporalmente na kan-
n krans di lau-
r a toor di Gobierno den John Emanstraat,
er W na e otro
n cinta orae caminda antes tabata Postkantoor, pero
un cinta oranje
despues di algun luna lo e pasa pa edi-
ficio di Openbare Werken, ora cu es
Poliana y Ser- departamento pasa pa nan edificio nobo
lolanda y Ser-
ndo office er di dos piso banda di haaf. E ora ey e
endo e officer
di Lgo Police libreria lo tin mas lugar pa lesadornan
di Lago Police
a Chief Brook. y lo inclui un sala pa tene lecturanan y
from page 1 Aruba's OSE Aids Israel Youth
new two-story Over one and a quarter tons of sup-
,r. The library plies were recently shipped to Israel by
e reading room the Aruban Womens' Committee of the
11 for public OSE, the Jewish world organization for
ovided. child care, health protection, and
ed the opening hygiene.
actor of educat- Eight cases of clothing, food, and
actor of educat-
Lt. Gov. H. A. similar vitally-needed supplies made up
Krafft, who will the shipment. The supplies were collect-
ed during a drive here.
dance of the new
ce o te new G. T. Vos, the Oranjestad shipping
stressed, as was agent, provided free trucking service
increase their for the shipment and paid the marine
nd understand- insurance on it. KNSM shipped the sup-
plies free of charge, first from here to
Amsterdam and then on to Israel.
ces SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Sthe Company's August 16-31 Thursday, Sept. 8
yees will appear September 1-15 Friday, Sept. 23
e appearance of Monthly Payrolls
August 1-31 Friday, Sept. 9
Around the Plant
Philip Thorne, former instructor in
the Training Division, has received his
Bachelor of Science degree from Lin-
coln University in Pennsylvania and is
now in summer school at New York
University. This news was received by
his brother and sister, D. Thorne of
Colony Maintenance and Mrs. N. Liver-
He will continue his studies for a
medical degree at Howard University.
Mr. Thorne is from Grenada, and sends
compliments and best wishes to all his
friends in the West Indies.
Frans Hernandes, of the Plant
Laundry staff, received a set of silver
and a wine set from the employees
there on the occasion of his recent mar-
riage. He was married August 11 to
Juana Loopstok; the ceremony was
performed at the Catholic Church in
Seventeen employees of the Dry
Dock recently left, or are leaving short-
ly, on their long vacations. Five left
August 15. They were Duncan Stewart,
welder helper, going to Grenada; Leo-
nardus Bilkerdijk, machinist, to Suri-
nam; Steven Belfon, machinist, to Gre-
nada; Gifford Duinkerk, machinist, to
St. Eustatius; and Serapio Tromp,
welder helper, who is remaining here.
Juan Henriques, crane driver, started
his vacation on the 19th and is staying
here. Others remaining in Aruba are
William Flanders, boilermaker, and
Alfred Tearr, boilermaker helper, both
starting on the 20th, and Alfonso
Thysen, carpenter, starting on the 22nd.
Two are going to Surinam: Gerardus
Rach, toolroom helper, left on the 20th,
and Hermanus Tol, welder, two days
Rigger Orlando Bitorina left for
Curacao on the 24th, and Daniel
Charles, machiinst, is due to go there
on the 30th.
Carpenter William Oli re is leav-
ing for St. Vince' e 29th, and
Joseph King, m k pelper, is leav-
ing for there on eM 'c.
Alexander Heyliger, machinist helper,
is going to St. Martin on the 31st, and
Ignatius Belfon, machinist, to Grenada.
Frederick Penniston received a gift
from the Esso Heights Dining Hall em-
ployees in recognition of his marriage
August 13 to Ozefa Busby. The gifts
were a silver coffee service set and an
electric clock, with M. Pope presenting
them on behalf of the group. The couple
were married at the Methodist Church
and will live at VN 94 in San Nicolas.
Sistema Nobo pa Hacimento di
Transaccionnan di Thrift Plan
Pa duna mihor servicio na empleado-
nan, un metodo nobo pa duna loannan,
of pa lamtamento di placa foi Thrift
Plan a bira efectivo luna pasA. Tur
transaccionnan menciona aki riba lo
tuma lugar na Annex di Industrial Re-
lations Department na Main Gate.
Lo tin klerknan pa atende empleado-
nan ey foi Dialuna te Diabierna di 6'or
te 9'or di mainta, y di 12 te lor di
merdia, y tambe di 3'or pa 5'or di
Ora cu e empleado bin firm pa e
loan of pa e lamtamento di placa, e ta
worde avisA ki dia e mester bolbe pe
haya su placa na bentana na Main Gate.
Pagamento di transaccionnan di Thrift
Plan por tuma lugar foi Dialuna te Dia-
bierna di 3:30 pa 5'or di atardi, cu
excepcion di payday y dianan di fiesta.
Pa via di e cambionan aki, tempo
liber foi trabao pa haci transaccionnan
di Thrift Plan lo no worde permit mas.
WINS AUGUST SLOGAN CONTEST
"Save Your Eyes
to See the Prize"
Swas the August
S which won an
award for Simon
S. Croes of the Car-
ment and the
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 20 1949
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