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Title: Aruba Esso news
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Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: September 16, 1949
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&Esso NEWS

VOL 10, No. 13


SEPTEMBER 16, 1949

Largest Apprentice Class Graduates

Diplomas were awarded August 26 to 74 boys of the 1945 Apprentice Training
Program, the largest class yet to complete the intensive four-year training
course. High point of the seventh graduation ceremonies was the announcement
of two scholarships for a year's advanced study in the United States; the two
outstanding graduates selected for this honor were Dominico Britten, of the

Insturment Department, and Francisco
Group (see story in column 4).
Those participating in the commence-
ment ceremonies included Acting Lt.
Gov. H. A. Hessling; Dr. W. J. Goslinga,
inspector of education from Curagao;
Lago President J. J. Horigan; Assistant
General Manager O. Mingus; and C. F.
Smith, Industrial and Public Relations
manager. A gtust speaker, here as a
visitor from Holland, was Professor van
Bemmelen, of the University of Leiden.
Gerard Hoftijzer welcomed the
audience on behalf of the members of
the graduating class, and Narcisco
Evertsz gave the farewell address.
Attending the ceremonies, held in the
Lago Club Auditorium, were other
government and educational leaders
from the island, Company officials and
supervisors, and friends and relatives of
the graduates.
Mr. Mingus, who also awarded the
diplomas, acted as chairman for the
afternoon's activities and introduced
the various speakers. First to address
the boys was Mr. Hessling, who extend-
ed to them his congratulations and told
them that they had reached one goal,
but that that goal was only the begin-
ning. Urging them to develop a sense of
responsibility both in the refinery and
outside the Company's gates, he told
them. to continue ahead and to "prove
by your work that your teachers' devo-
tion has not been in vain".
Next to speak and congratulate the
Continued on page 6

New foyer design for the General Office
Building includes the eye-catching recept-
ionists desk. Hilda Peterson, who capably
handles queries and problems, finds the
additional space ideal for her work.

Dijkhoff, of the Equipment Inspection

Limerick Contest Winners

Safety man Oscar Antonette's
job is a tough one. He is always on
the wrong end of prize-giving as
he tours the plant to award gifts
to winners of safety question con-
tests. This week the tables are
turned. Mr. Antonette is the first-
prize winner of Fls. 5 in the Safety
Limerick Contest. His winning
entry is:
"There was a young man nam-
ed Mert
Who when it was cool was
But when it got hot,
Alert he was not,
And now is injured by what
care could avert!
Second prize winner out of over
100 entries is M. E. Chase, Medi-
cal Department. He wins Fls. 3
with his ending: "And often with
danger would flirt."
Third prize, Fls. 2, is won by M.
Lewis, who submitted: "And now
in his coffin, he's covered with
Honorable mention goes to Z.
Khan, Process Control, T.S.D., for:
"So he was caught off guard and
got hurt."
Next month's contest will be
this limerick:
Bill was running an overhead
but dreamed it was a real air-
in the middle of his dream
he dropped the beam

All you have to do is finish this
limerick. Make your last line
rhyme with "crane" and send it
in to the Aruba Esso News with
your name, payroll number, and
department. Remember to get it
in by Saturday, September 24.
Safety really pays!

Coin YOUR Ideas

Ladies of the Lago Colony pack the clothing and supplies collected there for victims
of the Ecuador earthquake. Working under the Jurisdiction of the Lago Community
Council, the ladies were assisted by Boy Scouts in collecting and packing the supplies. /
Over 3000 pounds of clothing was collected during the drive. A check for $2500 was
presented by the Lago Community Council and will be used for relief purpose./



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Checking final details on their trip to Allentown, Pennsylvania, scholarship winners
Francisco Dijkhoff and Dominico Britten meet with J. McCutcheon of the Transpor-
tation Department. They later boarded a KLM Constellation on the first leg of their
2300 mile trip.
Aki nos ta mira Francisco Dijkhoff y Dominico Britten cerca J. McCutcheon di
Transportation Department, preparando pa nan biaha pa Merca; nan a bai abordo di
un avion di KLM dia 17 di September.


Training in U.S. Goes to Two Boys

The graduation
neared its climax a
two of them would

Klas di Apren
A Gradua Dia

Diplomanan a wor
di Augustus na 74 aj
di 1945, e klas di ma
di complete e curso d
cuater anja. Durante
worde anuncia cu e d
a word escogi pa un
Merca ta Dominico
ment y Francisco Dijk
Esnan cu a tuma r
nianan tabata inclui G
no H. A. Hessling, In
linga, President di L;
Sub-gerente general C
Smith, gerente di Pu
Department. Profesor
Universidad di Leiden
y tabata un di e orad
Gerard Hoftijzer a
number di miembrona
y Narcisco Evertsz a
Otronan present n
cu a tuma lugar na
oficialnan dc Cohier;
non di difcrente sch-r
hefenan di Compnnia,
nan di e graduadonan
Sr. Mingus, kende
manan, a presidio y
nan di cs merdia y a
oradornan. Sr. Hesslin
cu a dirigi palabra na
citando nan y bisando
undoel, pero cu esey
cipio; e a bisa cu nat
un sintirento di resp
den refineria como p'
sigui p'adilanti pa pr
y dedicacion di nan r
bata enbano.
Despues a sigui In
Comentando riba e p
entrenamiento vocacio
e ta masha interest d
cu Gobierno ta pensa
di ofishi pronto. Lagi

S Safety

ceremony of this year's Apprentice Training Program
is Lago President J. J. Horigan told the graduates that
Sbe going to the United States this month for a year's
advanced study. For the first time, Mr.
Horigan said, the Company was provid-
diz di 1945 ing all-expense scholarships to the two
Sd. A outstanding graduates of the class.
26 di Agosto Along with 72 other boys, Dominico
Britten and Francisco Dijkhoff listened
de present dlia 26 with interest and anticipation as Mr.
prendiznan di Klas Horigan described the opportunities
s grand cu a yega that awaited the two youngsters who
i entrenamiento di
Sentrenaento di received the awards. It was a wonderful
e ceremonianan a chance that appealed to all of them: an
los aprendiznan cu opportunity to improve their skill, to
anja di studio na travel to new and exciting places, and
Britten di nstru- most of all to prepare themselves for
hoff di T.S.D. future leadership in their job and in
earti na e ceremo- their country's life.
ezaghebber Interi- "The training these boys receive will
aspecteur Dr. Gos- be important to them," Mr. Horigan
ago J. J. Horigan, said. "But even more important," he
. Mingus, y iF. went on, "will be their chance to
blic an Relations broaden themselves through travel and
van Memmelen di
tabata di bisita new experiences and the better opportu-
aaa nity they will have to develop into
rn an. future leaders in Lago and in Aruba."
duna bonbini den Mr. Horigan neared the end of his
n di e Klas di 1945
aduna disuo di description of the awards and all they
entailed. Tension mounted as he reach-
ed the point where he was to announce
la e ceremonianan
a e ceremony n the winners of the two scholarships.
Lago C'ub, tbn'a
Lago C tiba WV'he n hie announced the nams oF Domi-
0o, representante-
o, r sntne- C littecn, of the Instrument Depart-
na,. o ici I y meant, and Francisco Dijkhoff, of the
fam a- y c nocir-
Equipment Inspection Group, he asked
the two boys to stand. For a moment
a ent egi e dipl- te
Sentegi e didpl- they seemed too surprised to realize the
a dinigi acticidad-
"a dhiig ac.'idad- full impact of what had happened to
introduce difrente them: that they had been selected as
g tabata di prome the two outstanding members of this
I e hobennan, fell-
Syear's graduating class and thus earned
i cu nan a alcanza
Sn a the opportunity to continue their train-
ta solamente prin-
ta solamente pn- ing in the United States.
n master desaroya
'onsabilidad, tanto The following day both boys were
afor di gate, y di busy making arrangements for the
oba cu tur trabao coming trip to the States. They knew
naestronan no ta- then that what was happening to them
wasn't a dream, that it had actually
specter Goslinga. happened and they would soon be on
)rograma nobo di their way to a year's study in the U.S.
nal, el a bisa cu The two 18-year old youngsters will
en es program, y leave September 17 for Miami, making
di habri un school the trip in a KLM Constellation. This
o su ehempel den flight, their first trip away from Aruba,
will be the first time that either of
minud na paglno 2 them has traveled by air. The follow-
ing day they will experience their first
D-.., I railroad trip, when they leave Miami

1 ay I

Continued on page 8



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The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, October 7. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel Building by Friday noon, September 30.
Telephone 523
Printed by the Curagaosche Courant, Curasgo. N.W.I.

Crude oil does a thousand different jobs. It drives cars,
lights lamps, and powers airplanes with jet fuel. Yet crude
oil looks unimpressive to the eye. It is only through process-
ing that its latent powers are developed.
In many ways human are like crude oil. They possess the
various abilities that go to make our civilization tick, but
these abilities must be processed to be fully effective.
How are they processed? Mainly through learning and
working; by education and practice; by experience and
habit. Education, either acquired alone or through formal
schooling, must be applied and added to by experience.
Practice, if done the right way, builds good work habits.
Once abilities are trained and developed into skills, the
next job is to put them to use. Oil is useless unless it is
consumed in some matter. Our skills are useless unless we
have the willingness to use them. This means initiative,
imagination, and courage to take responsibility.
Of course, humans are much more varied than oil. But
the formula holds true. Basic abilities which we all have
must be developed by training and hard work, and then
used in the best way to help ourselves and the organization
for which we work. Most of all, however, full development
of your abilities will enable you to accept the responsibili-
ties which civilization puts upon you and to contribute your
full share to your country.

Azeta crudo tin un y mil uso. E ta pone auto corre, e
ta cende lampi, y e ta pone aeroplanonan bula. Toch azeta
crudo no ta haci much impression a la bista. Ta te despues
cu e worde someti na diferente procesonan di refinamiente
su utilidad ta keda estableci.
Por comparA azeta crudo cu hende, pues hende tambe tin
diferente abilidadnan, pero mester someti es abilidadnan aki

Best Students Recognized
By Rotary Club Awards

Five outstanding students of Aruba's
schools received prizes in recognition of
their scholarship at a special "Student's
Night" meeting of the Rotary Club of
Aruba, August 24.
Attending the Rotary meeting at the
Strand Hotel as guests of honor, the
students were presented to the members
of Rotary by their various principals.
Frere Andre, principal of St. Dominicus
College and director of St. Jean de la
Salle Freres, introduced Maximo Croes
of St. Dominicus College (Mulo), Oran-
jestad and Miss Veronica Paul of St.
Maria College (Mulo), Oranjestad; Cos-
me Irausquin, principal of the Juliana
School (Mulo), Oranjestad, presented
Cornelis Craane; Mr. van der Jagt,
acting principal of the Bernhard School,
San Nicolas, introduced Miss Cynthia
Richardson. Miss Norma Croes of the
Piedra Plat School was unable to attend
due to illness.
Jan H. Beaujon, chairman of the
Rotary Community Service Committee,
stated that the program was sponsored
to encourage good scholarship and to
give incentive to pupils to strive for a
good education to prepare themselves for
leadership in life, and so benefit the
community of Aruba.
Odis Mingus, president of Rotary,
presented each of the pupils with a Ro-
tary Diploma and a Schaeffer pen and
pencil set.
Mr. Irausquin thanked the Club for
the prizes given the children and for the
incentive and inspiration given by the
program. He also commented on Rota-
ry's other educational program, that of
providing scholarships for worthy
students who would otherwise be un-
unable to continue their studies. These
scholarships are for continuing studies
at the A.M. School in Curaqao, and
amount to Fls. 1000 each year.


Semi-Monthly Payroll
September 1-15 Friday, September 23
September 16-30 Saturday, October 8

Monthly Payrolls
September 1-30 Monday, October 10

Departmental Reporters
tDots Indicate that reporter has turned l a tip f r thiUs iul

Simon Coronel
BIpat Chand
Sattaur Bacehus
Simon oaerman
Bernard Marquis
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Vlapree
Hugo do Vrles
Willemfridus Beol
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto do Sort
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Ela Mackintosh
Oalvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edgar Connor
Marie Harms
Cade Abraham
John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Stella Oliver
Ricardo Van Blarcem
Claude Bolab
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rn eroop
Jeffrey Nelson
George Lawrence

na cierto procesonan pa nan bira completamente efectivo.
Corn nan ta worde someti y na cual procesonan? Particu-
larmente cu sinjamento y trahamento; pa medio di educa-
cion y custumber. Education, sea pa medio di schoolnan of
di cualkier otro manera master worde afiadi na experiencia.
PrActica, siguiendo metodonan correct, ta forma bon
Unabez cu e abilidadnan a word entrenA y a desaroya
nan destreza, master pone e destreza na bon uso. Azeta
master word ush di un moda of otro pa e mustra su balor.
Nos destreza tampoeo no tin balor si nos no tin boluntad
pa use. Pa tal fin nos mester di iniciativa, imaginacion y
curashi pa tuma responsabilidad riba nos.
Sigur hende ta varia mas cu petroleo, pero nan ta comun
den hopi punto. Abilidadnan basico mester word desaroyh
pa medio di entrenamiento y trabao, y master word usa di
e moda mihor pa nos juda nos mes y e organization pa
cual nos ta traha, y mas ainda pa nos por accept respon-
sabilidadnan cu civilizacion ta pone riba nos y pa nos
contribui tanto cu nos por na progress di nos tera.

Outstanding students from Aruba schools are awarded gifts in recognition of their
scholarship by the Aruba Rotary Club at a special evening in their honor. President
Odis Mingus, right and Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling are shown with the students
and their principals immediately following the presentation.
Alumnonan sobresaliente di tur schoolnan di Aruba a ricibi regalonan y a word honri
na un banquet dunA pa Aruba Rotary Club. President di Rotary, O. S. Mingus a intro-
duci es alumnonan y nan maestronan.

J. V. Friel Named Director
Of Industrial Relations-/

J. V. Friel was late last month named
to the position of Industrial Relations
Director, suceeding B. Teagle, who was
previously appointed Director of Public

Relations for
Mr. Friel's
Jersey Standard
service goes back
over 20 years, to
January 1929
when he was em-
ployed in the
Company's New
York office. He
came to Aruba
ten years later
as a student ope-
rator, transfer-
ring to the Indu-
strial Relations


J. V. Friel

Department in 1943.
In January 1946 Mr. Friel was app-
ointed head of Wage and Salary in the
Personnel Department, and in March
1948 was assigned a job handling special
assignments within the Industrial Rela-
tions Department. In July of last year
he became assistant to the Industrial
Relations Manager, the position he held
until his recent assignment.


from page I

es clase di entrenamiento, el a agrega,
ta loque a haci Gobierno tuma es paso
aki. Mustrando cu Aruba a alcanza un
position cu eventonan aki ta di impor-
tancia mundial, Dr. Goslinga, a terming
cu loque e buki "This Is Lago" ta bisa,
esta cu Lago ta un "Liga di Nacionnan",
unda empleadonan di diferente nacion-
nan hunto ta forma un conjunto harmo-
Sr. Smith a duna un revision di entre-
namiento di aprendiznan for di su prin-
cipio na 1934 y a papia di e program
vocacional cu ta drenta na vigor e anja
aki. Segun es program nobo, durante e
ultimo anja nan ta dedics mitar di nan
tempo na entrenamiento y e otro mitar
na un trabao den plant.
Sr. Smith a bisa cu 258 mucha-
homber a gradua di e curso desde anja
1935. Tin 313 aprendiznan cu meter
caba e program di cuater anja riba e
base, anterior; y 115 a worde acceptA
pa e program vocacional e anja aki, di
moda cu tin un total di 428 aprendiz na
entrenamiento e anja aid.
Despues di a anuncia eual aprendiz-
nan lo bai Merca pa un anja di studio,
nan a sirbi refresco den patio di Lago
Club, unda tabatin un exhibition di
piezanan di trabao di e aprendiznan,
incluyendo trabao di e grupo di 1948 cu
ta den nan prom6 anja di entrenamiento.

o o0o o o o Drydock
Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stills
C.T.R. & Field Shops
o o o o o o T.S.D. Office
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3
Lago Police
Esso & Lago Clubs
Dinin HallU (2)
o o o o o o o M. & C. Offi.e
Masons & Insulatois
Machine Shop
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Sroooooo Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant

J. M. Whiteley Attends
,/ Harvard Business Course
Technical Superintendent J. M. Whi-
teley left this month to attend a 13-week
course in executive training at the
Harvard University Business School in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. The training
is a part of the Company's policy of de-
veloping leaders from within the organi-
Before starting the course, Mr. Whi-
teley was to spend a week in New York
at the Esso Training Center, taking a
course in modern
Mr. Whiteley
becomes the fifth
person from La-
go's management
group to take
this intensive
course, in which
students include
executives from
various compa-
nies all over the
Americas'. Class-
es go on from J. M. Whiteley
8:30 in the morn-
ing until 5 in the afternoon. By living
together in dormitories with other mem-
bers of the class, the men have an op-
portunity to share the benefits of their
varying backgrounds.
Jersey Standard's policy is to have top
management consist of men who have
come up through the organization,
broadening their talents from the spe-
cific job in which they started to more
general abilities, rather than to employ
outsiders for executive positions. Since
supervisors are often confined to the
steady, exacting requirements of their
particular job, their vision is restricted
to that one field. This executive training
course at Harvard is designed to give
selected men an opportunity for further
Mr. Whiteley's Jersey service began
in June 1928 with the Humble Oil and
Refining Company. In 1929 he went to
the Standard Oil Development Company,
remaining there until coming to Aruba
in August 1938 as director of laborato-
ries. In July 1943 he was named Tech-
nical Superintendent.

KLM Schedule Changes Announced
Changes in the KLM schedule to
Miami and various Caribbean islands
were recently announced and have now
gone into effect.
Flights now go to Curagao every day
at 6 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 7:35
p.m. In addition, on Tuesday, Wednes-
day, Friday, and Sunday there is a plane
at 2:20 p.m. On Monday, Thursday, and
Saturday, planes leave at 5 p.m., and
there is a 1 p.m. plane on Saturday.
The flight to Miami is now made dur-
ing the day rather than at night. The
Miami plane leaves daily at 11:35 in the
morning. Four days a week (Monday,
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) the flight
goes non-stop to Miami. On the remain-
ing three days (Tuesday, Thursday, Sa-
turday) the plane makes stops in Ja-
maica and Havana.
Planes go to Georgetown, British
Guiana once a week, leaving from Cura-
cao on Sunday morning at 7 o'clock.
Connections can be made by taking the
Aruba-Curagao plane that leaves here
at 6 a.m.
Instead of flying to St. Martin on
Monday, planes now go there each
Friday, leaving Curacao at 7:15 a.m.
Arrival time in St. Martin is 11:20 a.m.,
and in St. Kitts an hour later.
Additional information on K.L.M.
flights may be obtained at any of the
airline's agencies: K.N.S.M. in the Ma-
duro Building in Oranjestad, the San
Nicolas branch office in the Aruba
Trading Company Building, Eman Trad-
ing Company in the Aruba Bank, and
E. & G. MartUn in Oranjestad.


William Solomons, laborer B in the
Esso Dining Hall, died August 20. He
was 32 years old.
Mr. Solomons, a Lago employee for
just over three years, is survived by his
mother. He was from Santa Domingo.

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Stamp collecting gets a boost as Bob MacMillan, Electrical Department, lectures to the
San Nicholas Philatetic Society. He also showed slides on stamp gbre.

Bob Mac.Millan di Electrical Department a tene un lecture riba stampia pa miembronan
di Club di Coleccion di Stampia na San Nicolas.

Shown above are the Vienna Choir Boys performing in costume. Their concert in Aruba
this month was sponsored by the Aruba Art Circle and received popular ovations. The
program consisted of sacred music, folk songs, and costume operettas.
k riba nos ta mira Koor di Mucha-Hombernan di Viena durante un di nan concierto-
nan. E hobennan a parce den Toatro De Veer e luna aki, bao auspicio di Kunstkring.

l Graduates of the 1945 apprentice class at the Lago Club, August E grupo aki ta represents esnan cu a gradua di Klas di Aprendiz
almost perpetual motion, this Sis clock 26 line up for their picture. This record-breaking class totaled 1945. Ceremonianan di graduation di e 74 hobennan a tuma lugar
winds itself by a one-degree temperature 74 students. na Lago Club dia 26 di Augustus.
change. It belongs to E. It. Hoi, Electrical
Department and is good for 600 years.



Lago Colony's summer recreation program was climaxed by the grand finale field
meet last month. Here small bystanders drink soda pop while the events are being run.
Competition included running, jumping, ball throwing and other races.

Ladies of the Colony assisted in
at the Grand Finale Field Meet.
summer recreation

spreading the table for the various prizes given out
Jim Downey, sitting above, was in charge of the
program, covering all sports activities.

Above is the cast of the play, "You Can't Take It With
You", which was given by the A.N.V. last month. The
side-splitting comedy was given at the De Veer Theater.

A.N.V. a present un comedia na Teatro De Veer luna
past, bast riba e pelicula "You Can't Take It With You".

M3.G.M!s Dee Turnell adds glamour to the beach and proves that
if you are a Hollywood starlet you can stay on the ball and keep
both feet off the ground at the same time.
Dee Turnell di Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ta combat calor hungando
na lamar.


The Belgian trawler, Irena Rafael, stops at Aruba on its way to Chile. The 100 foot
ship, twenty-four days out of Ostend, Belgium, is carrying 22 colonists who will work
fishing banks off Chile.

Belgian Families
Seek Better Life

With household furniture piled high
on her decks and a strange cargo of
fish nets, wash tubs, and assorted
children, the Belgian fishing trawler
Irena Rafael slipped quietly into San
Harbor Sunday morning, August 28.
The one-hundred foot Irena Rafael,
completely dwarfed by ships of the
Lake Tanker Fleet, moored at the main
dock. Members of her 8-man crew made
lines fast; her 14 passengers, fishermen
and their families from the coast of
Belgium, stared happily at the smoke-
clouded refinery.
Twenty-four days before, stocky, 27-
year-old Captain Ghys Hendrik had left
Ostend, Belgium. Final destination of
the trawler is Antofagasta, Chile. Like
the early pioneers, the Belgians will
build a new life for themselves in South
For the Irena Rafael the voyage was
something new. The ship, one of 12
owned by Captain Hendrik and his
relatives, had been working the impo-
verished and crowded North Sea. With
an average haul of only one ton per
day, and ships from a dozen nations
dragging the same waters, the fishing
industry seemed to be reaching exhaus-
tion point.
"In Chile we hope to get 30 tons per

Lisbon, Portugal she put in for two and
a half days to repair the radio set.
Then, with the trade winds behind her,
the trawler averaged ten miles an hour
across the Atlantic. From here the ship
will go through the Panama Canal and
to Chile; final port will be sometime in
late September.
Captain Hendrik will take perhaps
twenty more trawlers from Belgium to
Chile at intervals of two or three
months to increase the colony. The
passengers on this first trip represent
7 different families, and other families
will join them on subsequent trips.

solve the grave water problems of Aru-
ba, Bonaire, and Curacao, the Govern-
ment of the Netherlands West Indies
intends to carry out a plan whereby the
ground water level of the islands will be
raised, and more water will be available
for pumping from wells.
It has been caculated that every year
an average of nearly one billion gallons
of rain water runs into the sea. A com-
plete system of dams is required to
retard water now flowing down the hills
into the sea, compelling it to soak into
the earth, and so increase the ground
water level. The reduction of the pre-
sent water level by the increased pump-

Ecuador Quake Victims
To Benefit from Dance
An open-air dance and party was
scheduled for last Saturday night at
the Eagle Tennis Courts, with proceeds
going to the victims of the recent earth-
quake in Ecuador.
Dance music was, to be provided by
Speen's Orchestra and the Casino del
Caribe. while a midnight floor show was
to include a number of acts. Tap danc-
ing, vocal numbers, rhumba and congo
dancing, and other attractions were to
make up the show, with the performers
coming from both Aruba and Venezuela.
In addition, door prizes and raffles
were to be conducted.
The committee organizing the func-
tion included Mesdames Perry, Bird,
Irma de Veer, and Merryweather, and
Messrs. Sotanus and Jaap Hulsbergen.

Swallow Named to New Position
L 'is Swallow was last month ap-
uo ted assistant operations coordinator
ithe Executive Department. He suc-
ceeds S. S. Myer, resigned.
Mr. Swallow's
Company service .
first began in
1929 ith the
An 6-American
Oil Company in
England. Two
years later he '
went to the Uni-
ted States to
work with Jersey
Standard there.
In November
1945 he came to
Lago, joining the
Accounting De- Lewis Swallow
apartment. In
April of the following year he became
coordination assistant in the Executive
Department, the position he held until
his new assignment.

ing of water by windmills has caused
many trees to die. The roots of trees
cannot penetrate more than about 25
feet and in many places the water level
is below this mark already. The Govern-
ment estimates that this plan will cost
Fls. 7,200,000 and will entail the use of
150,000 acres of land.

Barbara Assing, Executive Office, will
leave for a four-year college career in
Dallas, Pennsylvania on September 23. This
will be the first trip to the states for 19
year-old Miss Assing, who was educated in
Trinidad and studied shorthand here. She
will live on the campus at college and plans
to work in dietetics after graduation.

Member of Druif Team
Hits Safety Jackpot

Whitfield Cummings, Paint Dept.,
and a member of the Druif team, knew
the answers to the jackpot question last
week and won the three prizes in the
jackpot. In addition, he received the
usual award for knowing the answers
to Safety Sam's questions about the
Safe Workers' Contest.
Prizes in the jackpot when Mr. Cum-
mings won it were a ladies compact, a
perfume atomizer, and a belt buckle.
Safety Sam will continue to go to a
location in the refinery once a week
until the Safe Workers' Contest is over.
There he will ask questions about your
team's score, its standings, its captain,
and what's on the current Contest
poster. Answer those questions correct-
ly and you'll receive an award and be
eligible for the jackpot question. If you
answer that question, which will be
about your department's safety regu-
lations, you'll receive all the prizes that
are in the jackpot at that time.


Two tow-headed Belgian youngsters, like
children everywhere, find places to play no
matter how cramped the quarters.

day," said Captain Hendrik. "At the
end of our three-year period of immi-
grant status, we will have the choice of
becoming Chilean citizens or remaining
Belgians. I think we will make our
Although the Irena Rafael stopped
at Aruba for the practical reasons of
bunkering and repairing a burned-out
fan, Captain Hendrik made his social
calls too. For three years he was with
the tanker fleet on the Esso Belgium;
his uncle, A. VanderKerckhove is cap-
tain of the Esso Brussels. A dinner
given Sunday by the International Sea-
man's Club gave him a chance to renew
many old friendships.
The Irena Rafael's voyage from
Ostend to Aruba was "fair sailing". At

AMr and Mrs. E. M. Gairy were given best wishes before their
wedding on August 30 at St. Theresa's Church. Benson Douglas
presents a gift to Mr. Gairy, M3 & C, at the social party of the San
Nicolas Cultural Club. The bride was formerly Cynthia Clyne
of Grenada.

W. R. Coakley (right) presents a wedding gift to Segundo P. de
Kort on behalf of his friends in the powerhouse Electric Shop.
Mr de Kort was married August 18 to Gumereinda E. Thijsen.

Congratulations for his wedding are given to Guillermo Giel by
his fellow workers at the Main Electric Shop. Bob MacMillan
presents him with a gift from the group. The wedding was held
on Thursday, September 1, at Sabaneta Church. The bride was
Clara N. Larez.

Friends in the Knock Lab honored Leon Kock (left) before his
marriage August 25 to Francisca Geerman in Santa Cruz. As the
others look on, Roman Croes makes the presentation.

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Preceded by this matter-of-fact communique, the Esso Zurich, one of the i.
new super tankers recently put into Esso world-wide service, made its first
call at Aruba. One hundred four and a half feet longer and fourteen and a half
feet wider than the wartime T-2 tankers, the new ship's 230,000 barrel cargo-


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Skipper of the supertanker Esso Zurich is
Captain J. S. LeCain, Commodore of the
Esso Tanker Fleet and a veteran seaman
who has traveled 4,000,000 miles during his
45 years on the seas.

Around the Plant

Cecil Gray, of TSD Process Control,
plans to spend his long vacation in the
States. He intends to leave Aruba on
September 26.

Twenty employees of the Dry Dock
have long vacations coming up this
month. Six of them went out on the
first of the month. They were Jacobo
Kock, welder, Neville Taylor, machinist,
and Prince Sylvester, boilermaker hel-
per, all of whom are remaining in Aru-
ba; Eris John, welder helper, who
went to Trinidad; Willie Nanton, pipe-
fitter helper, to St. Vincent; and
Eugene Duzant, crane operator, to
French St. Martin.
Panchito Geerman, tinsmith helper,
started his vacation September 3 and is
staying here.
Three went out on the 5th and all are
remaining in Aruba: Paulus Geerman,
welder, Fritz Maduro, pipefitter helper,
and Jacobo Dollison, welder helper.
Bruno Koolman, welder helper, start-
ed his vacation on the 8th and is stay-
ing here.
Thee men started their time off here
on the 10th: Lorenzo Kock, welder
helper, Laurencio Lwest, carpenter
helper, and Matias De May, pipefitter
Four went out on the 15th. Boston
Brooks, machinist helper, and Herroll
Lewis, boilermaker helper, went to St.
Vincent, and Mitchell Mackintosh. car-
penter helper, to Grenada. Alexander
Tromp, carpenter helper, stayed here.
On the 19th Felix Ethna, machinist
helper, is due to leave for Santa Do-
mingo, and Vicente Perez, blacksmith
helper, starts his vacation here.


Some exacting work begins when men of
the Chicago Bridge raise a huge T-Truss
which will be one of the main supports for
overhead pipe lines. Sidewalk engineers
look on during the job.

oil tank capacity permits it to carry
87,000 barrels more than the T-2's.
Although the Zurich avoided the
hurricane on its trip down, its radar,
direction finder and fathometer make
navigation possible in the worst
The Zurich, pride of the Esso fleet,
was followed by its sister ship the Esso
Montevideo two days later. These super
tankers are not only among the largest
tankers in the world, but also the
fastest, with a loaded speed of 16 knots.
Though 26,555 deadweight tons when
loaded, the draft is only one and 6/10th
feet more than the T-2 type tankers,
permitting entry into most of the oil
harbors of the world.
Captain J. S. LeCain of the Zurich has
called at most of the harbors of the
world. He has 4,000,000 miles at sea to
his credit over a period of 45 years and
is Senior Master of the Jersey Tanker
Fleet. During World-War I he com-
manded an Esso tanker fueling combat
ships in the Pacific.
Built by the Sun Shipbuilding & Dry
Dock Company, the Esso Zurich was
launched December 4, 1948. Its first
call to Europe was April 20 from New

Above is a shot of the Esso Zurich's deck looking toward the bridge. In the group at
riqht, talking to Chief Officer Rupert W. Gwanltney, are B. Teagle and G. C. Rike,
of the Public Relations Department, and L. C. Nelson and Captain W. E. Porter, of the
Marine Department.

York to Ras Tannura, Saudi Arabia via
Amuay Bay, Le Havre, and the Suez
The Zurich is a single deck vessel of
welded and riveted steel construction.
The hull has two longitudinal bulkheads
throughout the cargo tanks, which are
subdivided into a total of 30 compart-
ments. Fireproof quarters are provided
for a total ship's complement of 62. An
interesting feature of the Zurich is its
ships-call alarm system which records

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The truss, now being quickly raised to a
vertical position, has its end resting on the
ground near its concrete and steel founda-
tion. The lift crane moves slowly forward
as the truss ries.

Full weight of the truss hau
from the tip of the crane. It ii
men of Chicago Bridge, and t
onto its base. The pipe lines
support are for the new fin

the ship radio-call letters to alert the
radio operator for incoming calls. Then
the radio alarm system rings simulta-
neously on the bridge, in the radio room
and in the radio operator's room.
With the addition of the Esso Zurich,
the Esso Montevideo, and similar super
tankers to Jersey's fleet, Esso's leader-
ship in world oil transport remains

The Aruba Esso News apologizes for
incorrectly reporting and handling the
story in the August 26th issue headed
"Lago Police Chief Decorated With
Dutch Medal of Honor". The last sen-
tence of the story should be corrected
to read as follows:
"The honor was announced here April
29 by Lt. Gov. L. C. Kwartsz on behalf
of Her Majesty Queen Juliana. Upon
arrival of the medal from Holland, it
was sent to Chief Brook by special
police messenger from Acting Lt. Gov.
H. A. Hessling."


A daughter. Julia Consuella, to Mr. and Mrs.
meuvsm-- Reuben Uellaas. August 17.
A daughter. Elena Margarita, to Mr. and Mrs.
VOUB1 Pednto boekhoudt. August 18.
A daughter. Selsa, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
Donati. August 18.
A son. Chester Augustus, to Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Samuel. August 19.
A son. Mario. to Mr. and Mrs. Basilio Kelly,
August 19.
A uaugnter, Helen Jeanetta, to Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence James. August 19.
A son. Harold Franklin. to Mr. and Mrs. Cor-
nelis Fong A Kan. August 20.
A daughter, Astilld eane, to Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Lee. August 22.
A son. Harold Edgar. to Mr. and Mrs. Adol-
phus Thomas. August 22.
A daughter, Susan Augusta. to Mr. and Mrs.
Zechariah Jeffrey. August 23.
A son. Richard Hamilton, to Mr. and Mrs.
Magnus Tong. August 24.
A son, Calvert Emmanuel, to Mr. and Mrs.
Eastlaine John. August 24.
A daughter, Linda kidd. to Mr. and Mrs.
Carroll Bond, August 24.
A daughter. Elsa Carmensita. to Mr. and Mrs.
James Conner, Auguat 26.
A son, Tiolindo o orfilio. to Mr. and Mrs. Anl-
bal Croes, August 26.
A daughter. Glenda Patricia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Edwards. August 27.
sA son. Wiillem onald, to Mr. and Mrs. Willem
Cairo. August 27.
A son. Andres. to Mr. and Mrs. Andres Tromp,
WilO lU I August 29.
A daughter, Saskia, to Mr. and Mrs. Berend
HASV. Schelfhornt. August 29.
A son, Reymundo. to Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Dania. August 29.
A son. Karel Evert, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Ten
Houte de Lange. August 29.
A daughter, Mary Katherine, to Mr. and Mrs.
-i Chailes Schwarz, August 30.
A daughter, Claudette Theresa. to Mr. and
SMis. Ronald Canhlgh. August 30.
\A .on, DIunstan .lewellyn Augusto, to Mr. and
S Mrs. Seon Frederick. August 30.
SA on. Esteban Rafael, to Mr. and Mrs. Bal-
Slimelo Lacle. August 30.
.A daughter. Rosa Delimi, to Mr. and Mrs.
Eflgenn Yaul ugaray. August 30.
A daughter. Ann Victoria. to Mr. and Mri.
Mathias Cudioe. August 31.
A daughter. Geurgina Agnes Louise. to Mr. and
S Mi,. David Young, September 1.
A son, Ethe, in Esteban, to Mr. and Mrs. Jero-
nimo Martis. September 2.
.\ daughter. Wilma Beatrice, to Mr. and Mrs.
Eghei t Thin Kanm Yet. September 3.
Tain daughters. Celia Margaret and Gloria
Elizabeth. to Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Seu-
tember 3.
a A daughter. Maureen Jane. to Mr. and Mrs
IFetua Fraser. September 3.
A son. Harold Scrapio. to Mr. and Mrs. Mu-
Smetto Albertua, September 3.
A daughter, Catherina, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose
Curiel, September 4.
A daughter. Emelda Julieta, to Mr. and Mh l.
MauIrice White, September 4.
A d.ujghter, Norma [Hoitencia, to Mr. and Mas.
Mlac.tiio De Cuha. September 5.
A daughter, Rubertina, to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Caton. September 5.
A son, Laurens Esteban. to Mr. and Mrs. An-
selmo Croes. September 5.
A son, Lorenzo Romulo, to Mr. and Mrs. Olin-
do Cloes. September 5.
A son. Lawrence Daniel, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Clarke. September 5.
ngs directly A m son. to Mr. and Mrs. JoseDh Liverpool. Sep-
g irectly timber 6.
s aligned by A .on. to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baptiste. Sep-
hen dropped member 6.
it helps to A son. to Dr. and Mrs, R. F. Brace, Sept. 1.
ger pier daubghtr, to Mr. and Mrs. Marnlu Del Prado.
iger pier. septamb 7.


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Lago President J. J. Horigan announces that two students will be sent to the States
for a year's study. Unaware that they will be chosen, Francisco Dijkhoff and Iominico
Britten sit calmly. (Front row left)

President di Lago, J. J. Horigan ta anuncia cu dos estudiante a worde escogi pa bai
studia na Merca pa un anja.

Students from Garage Transportation assemble a complete motor-scooter in a matter
of minutes. They are Francisco Franken, Gregorio Picus, and Daniel Croes.

Estudiantenan di Garage Transportation ta arma un scooter den un rato. Aki nos ta
mira Francisco Franken, Gregorio Picus, y Daniel Croes.

Winners of the two scholarships, Francisco Dijkhoff and Dominico Britten, center and
right, after being congratulated by J. J. Horigan, Acting Lt. Go\. H. A. Hessling, and
Paul Jensen.

Francisco Dijkhoff (mei-mei) y Dominico Britten (banda drechi), e dos aprendiznan cu
a bai Merca pa un anja di studio, despues cu nan a ricibi felicitacion di J. J. lorigan,
Gezaghebber Interino H. A. Hessling, y Paul Jensen.

One of the many models on display at the graduation ceremonies was this scale
facsimile of the cracking plant. Other models included L. 0. F., Catalytic, Gas plant,
and Acid and Edeleanu.
Un di modelonan cu a worde exhibit na ceremonianan di graduacion ta e Cracking
Plant chikito aki. Otro modelonan tabata inclui L. O. F. Catalytic Gas Plant, y
Acid & Edeleanu.

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boys on their achievement was Dr. Gos-
linga. Commenting on the new vocatio-
nal training program which Lago has
set up, he said that he was greatly in-
terested in it and that the Government
was planning to open up a technical and
manual training school soon. It was
Lago's example in this type of training,
he added, that caused the Government
to take this step. Stressing that Aruba
had now reached the position where
events here are of world-wide import-
ance, Dr. Goslinga closed his talk with
a quotation from the booklet This Is
Lago: "Lago is also a 'league of na-
tions, with employees representing
many dozens of nationalities working
together harmoniously".
"This," he added, "is the world in
pocketbook edition."
Mr. Smith gave a review of apprentice
training since its beginnings back in
1934 and outlined the new vocational
program which goes into effect this
year. The essential feature of the new
program is that the entire group of
apprentices will be under the direct full-
time supervision of the Training Divi-
sion in a student capacity; for the first
three years, their entire time will be
devoted to classroom work as well as
Training Division shop work. The shop
work will not be associated with the
plant as in the past. For the first year,

the group will study English, arith-
metic, and industrial background sub-
jects for four hours a day, with the
other four hours being spent on a rota-
tional basis between the Training Divi-
sion shops.
During the second year, six hours a
day will be devoted to classroom work
and two hours daily to mechanical and
free-hand drawing with some time in
the pipe shop. Also, over the first two
years, a general plant orientation will
be carried on through field trips to
various sections of the plant.
During the third year, scholastic
training is continued for six hours a
day, with advanced English and arith-
metic as well as drawing, science, and
other industrial background courses.
The remaining two hours will be devot-
ed to general science laboratory, recla-
mation shop, and demonstration labora-
tory. At the end of the third year, the
apprentices will be permanently assign-
ed to the various departments.
The fourth and final year of the pro-
gram will include four hours a day in
the classroom and four in the plant de-
partment to which the student has been
permanently assigned.
Main advantage of the new program
over the old, Mr. Smith pointed out,
was that "the individual student will
have the opportunity of obtaining a
greater amount of organized informa-
tion and training, as well as obtaining

this essentially in a non-plant atmos-
phere which is more compatible with
his immediate previous background".
In reviewing the apprentice training
program since its beginning, Mr. Smith
disclosed that 258 boys had graduated
from the course since it was placed on
an organized basis in 1935. These gra-
duates, he said, range in job classifica-
tion from those graduating this year
who are taking their new job assign-
ments in the plant up through the
various ranges of classification in the
departments to sub-foremen. A total of
313 apprentices remain in the former
type program and will continue that


Gerard Hoftijzer welco-
mes the audience.
Gerard Hoftijzer ta duna

course until their graduation. One
hundred and fifteen boys are presently
being employed for the new student-
type program, making a total of 428
apprentices and students in training
this year.
Following the announcement of the
two scholarship winners by Mr. Hori-
gan, refreshments were served in the
Club patio, where numerous exhibits of
shop work were on display. In addition
to exhibits turned out by graduating
members from all the refinery crafts
and departments, there were also on
display a number of articles made by
the 1948 group.


Dr. W. J. Goslinga. Narcisco Evertsz gives
farewell address.
Narcisco Evertsz a tuma

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SEPTgl)IBER 18 1949


The Auer Trophy is presented by M. J. Sanders to Sydney Greene, captain of the Lago
Club ping pong team, for that team winning its series of matches with the Esso Dining
Hall team. Members of both teams look on. The Cup was donated by J. F. X. Auer and
will permanently go to the club which wins it three sucessive times. The series of
matches between the two teams lasted four months, and a second series is slated to
start in November.

Sport Park Baseball Due Caribbean
To Get Underway Soon

The 1949 Lago Sport Park baseball
season is due to begin in the near
future, as soon as the field is ready for
use. Five teams are lined up to compete
in the three-month season.
Each team will play the other
three, and two games will be played
each Sunday, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
Teams entered in the competition,
and their managers, are Dodgers, S.
Hoftijzer; Baby Ruth, S. Buntin; Pepsi-
Cola, G. Laveist; Braves, S. Violenus;
and St. Lucas, C. Bryson.
Edney Huckleman is chairman of the
steering committee handling arrange-
ments for the league and Robert Martin
secretary. Others on the committee are
Henry Nassy, W. van Heyningen, Mi-
guel Felipe, Matthew Inniss, and Allison

Prizes Go Where Safety Grows
That's the winner of the September
Safe Worker's slogan contest. It was
submitted by Mateo Lade, a member of
the Bubali team, who received an award
from the Council of Captains for turn-
ing in the slogan which they judged the
best for the month.
The Safe Workers' Contest comes to
a close on October 31, so you will have
only one more chance to win a prize for
turning in a Contest slogan. Anyone can
turn one in to his team captain or one
of his lieutenants and have a chance to
win the award for October.
Remember Prizes Go Where Safety

Apprentice Graduates
of the Class of 1945

Mechanical Department
F. Muller J. Flores
V. Bermudez E. Kusmus
F. Geerman I. Neblett
M. Vorst A. Pena
R. Semeleer E. A. Halley
G. R. Picus R. Curiel
N. Werleman J. B. Croeze
A. W. Beyde E. Croes
C. F. Krind M. Croes
S. Solomons F. Ras
J. Albertsz E. A. Diaz
J. Bryson F. Franken
M. Croes H. Koolman
J. R. Stamper N. L. Evertsz
H. Feliciano E. Williams
A. Huckleman J. Arrindell
P. Wever E. Odor.
H. Dedier L. F. Sharpe
D. V. Croes E. Jackson
A. M. Dirksz D. Britten
Process Department
A. Draft M. De Cuba
J. Ras E. Croes
H. Boye M. Orman
P. L. Pena C. Manuel
B. Alders J. Thiel
G. Hoftijzer J. Croes
T. Maduro J. A. Thomson
H. Diaz E. Flanegin
L. R. Christopher E. De Kort
G. Vrolok L. Paskel
J. C. Herman
Technical Service Department
B. De Lange F. Dijkhoff
C. Violenus B. Correa
A. J. Croes S. Danje
E. Wiersma
Marine Department
H. Gibbs P. Geerman
A. Tromp J. Dolison
I. Ruis F. Maduro


CURACAO. A commercial fishing com-
pany was recently established in Cura-
cao. The shares, 1,800 costing Fls. 100
each, are now being offered to the
public through local banks. The foun-
ders of the company, Dr. R. Borghini
and E. S. Campbell, are expecting that
the monthly catch will average 45 tons.
Approximately 30 tons of fish will be
sold in Curacao and the remainder in
Aruba. The company is now awaiting
the arrival of a 220 ton steel fishing
boat which is due from Italy sometime
this fall. The boat, built in Viareggio
in 1947, has about 3,500 cubic feet of
refrigeration space and is equipped with
a trawl. This vessel will cost about
Fls. 150,000.

SURINAM. During 1948, annual pro-
duction of bauxite in Surinam exceeded
the 2,000,000 ton mark for the first
time in the history of the territory's
industry. Output totalled 2,120,000 long
tons, a gain of 20 per cent over that in
1947, the previous all-time high, and a
28 per cent increase over the war-time
peak of 1943.
Surinam's record bauxite output was
247,000 long tons greater than produc-
tion in British Guiana, heretofore con-
sidered the world's largest producer. A
further increase in production is expect-
ed in 1949.
In as much as the demand for this
ore continues at high levels, the Billiton
Company has announced its intentions
of increasing production during the pre-
sent year. This company accounted for
more than one-fourth of the 1948 out-
put. The output of Surinam's other
producer, the Surinam Bauxite Com-
pany, benefited during 1948 by the
completion of a railroad about eight
miles long between Moengo and Ricke-
nau. This railroad permitted the trans-
portation of ore from the new mine at
Rickenau to the Moengo mill for pro-
Surinam is the most important source
of raw material for the United States'
aluminum industry. Total bauxite im-
ports into the United States during
1948 amounted to 2,488,915 long tons,
of which 2,051,265 tons came from

TRINIDAD. The United British Oil-
fields of Trinidad have recently started
an industrial training scheme. More
than 800 boys took the entrance exami-
nations, and 24 were finally selected
after being interviewed to determine
their general suitability. The Company
provides hostel accommodation for 32
boys to allow the entry of boys from all
parts of Trinidad.
Training is practical and theoretical.
There is a trade shop, with sections for
welding, blacksmith's work, turning,
fitting, carpentry, automobile engineer-
ing, elementary science, and chemistry.
There is also a school in which instruc-
tion is given in English, arithmetic, phy-
sics, chemistry, mechanics, technical
drawing, and other theoretical subjects
to supplement the practical training of

Maximillian Josephson, Pipe Department: Augustin Kock, Wharves; Arthur Krottnauer,
Instrument; George Mathews, M & C Admin.

Hubert McMillan, Cleanout Department; Richard Noel, Carpenter Department;
Hendrick Rasmijn, Mason Department; Alexander Shirreffs, Marine.

Conrad Simon, Pipe Department; Calixtra Songui, Garage Department; Augustin
Thode, Paint Department; Jan Winterdaal, Pipe Department.

the trade shop. Special emphasis is laid
on physical training, sports, and occu-
pation for leisure time. There are facili-
ties for games, table tennis, and read-
ing, and it is hoped that while every boy
will receive an apprentice's training, the
best ones will be able to go on for
further training to qualify eventually
for supervisory positions.

SURINAM. The 1948 rice harvest in
Surinam set an all-time record, with a
crop of 58,400 tons of paddy. After
local demands had been met, there were
17,000 tons left for export. Another
crop increase was reported in the case
of citrus. One hundred and thirty-four
thousand crates of citrus fruit were
exported in 1948,

Shown above are members of the ASV Lucky Strike, which celebrated its second
birthday August 14 with a picnic at Noord. Standing from left to right are C. A.
Thijsen, Modesto Croes (president), Emeliano Croes, Willibrordus Werleman, Miss
Rosenda Maduro (maid of honor), Petrus A. Tromp, Felix Henriquez, Basilio Tromp,
and Miss Carmen Tromp. In front are Juan de Dios Geerman, Vicente Tromp, Jacobo
Webb, Minguel Geerman, Thomas Werleman, and Adrian Werleman.


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Left to right: John Aulow, Engineering; Joseph Benjamin, Colony Building and Main.
tenance; William Clarke, Electrical Department.



A large crowd turned out last month for the opening of Aruba's first public library
and reading room. Located in temporary quarters at the Government offices on John
G. Emanstraat, the library will soon move to the present Public Works Building, when
that department moves to its new quarters near the harbor. Shown above mamining
the new library facilities are Dr. W. J. Goslinga, inspector of education in Curacao;
Acting Lt. Gov. H. A. Hessling; and Dr. J. C. Krafft, librarian.
Hopi interesadonan tabata present na habrimento official di Aruba su prome libreria
pfblico. E portret aki ta mustra e siguiente senjores durante e ceremonia: Dr. Goslinga,
Inspecteur; Gezaghebber Interino H. A. Hessling, y Dr. J. C. Krafft.

Dos Aprendiz Ta Bai Merca
Pa Un Anja di Estudio Aya
Tur esnan present na ceremonianan
di graduacion di aprendiznan dia 26 di
Augustus, tabata scucha cu interest ora
cu President di Lago J. J. Horigan a
bisa e graduadonan cu dos di nan lo bai
Merca e luna aki pa un anja di studio.
Pa di prome bez, Sr. Horigan a bisa,
Compania ta duna es oportunidad na e
dos mihor aprendiznan cu den e klas cu
tabata gradua, pagando tur gasto.
Hunto cu e otro 72 mucha-homber-
nan, Dominico Britten y Francisco Dijk-
hoff tambe tabata scucha cu interest y
anticipacion ora cu Sr. Horigan tabata
mustra tur e oportunidadnan cu e dos
hobennan escogi lo tin. Un oportunidad
cu nan tur tabata desea; un oportuni-
dad pa avanza, pa mehora nan mes pa
"E entrenamiento cu es mucha-hom-
bernan aki lo ricibi," Sr. Horigan a bisa,
"lo ta di masha importancia pa nan.
Pero mas important ta cu nan tin
chens di desaroy& nan mes cu biaha-
mento y cu experiencianan nobo y esey
lo duna nan mihor oportunidad pa nan
bira lidernan future na Lago y na
Despues Sr. Horigan a yega na e pun-
to di revela number di e dos afortuna-

donan. Ora cu el a menta number di
Dominico Britten di Instrument y Fran-
cisco Dijkhoff di T.S.D., el a pidi e dos
mucha-hombernan lamta para. Na
prom6 moment nan a keda asina sor-
prendi cu nan no por a realizA unbez e
suerte cu a toca nan; esta cu nan a
worde escogi como e dos mihor apren-
diznan di e klas cu tabata gradua y cu
di tal moda nan a merece e oportunidad
pa sigui nan studio na Merca.
E siguiente dia e mucha-hombernan
a cuminza haci preparation pa nan
biaha pa Merca. E ora nan a comprende
cu loque a pasa no tabata un sofio, cu
tabata realidad y cu pronto nan lo ta
na caminda pa Merca.
E hobennan di 18 anja lo sali pa
Miami bordo di un avion di KLM dia 17
di September. Nunca prom6 nan no ta-
bata for di Aruba y di mes anto esaki
ta prom6 biaha cu nan lo bula den aero-
plano. E siguiente dia nan lo biaha den
trein pa di prom6 bez ora cu nan bai di
Miami pa New York. Aya nan lo mira
edificionan cu ta yega te den nubianan,
treinnan cu ta corre bao tera, millones
di hendenan den cayanan di e stad, y
mil otro cos cu antes nan a mira sola-
mente den cine.
Di New York nan lo sigui pa Allen-
town, Pennsylvania, unda nan lo bira
alumnonan di Allentown Vocational Pu-

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for New York. There they will see the
skyscrapers, the subways, the millions.
of people thronging the city's streets,
and a thousand other sights which
before they have known only through
the movies.
From New York they will go on to
Allentown, Pennsylvania, where they
will enroll in the Allentown Vocational
Public High School. The two boys will
be accompanied on the over 2,300 mile
trip by E. F. Welch, of Lago's Training
As any two boys would be, young
Britten and Dijkhoff are thrilled that
they will see many new and wonderful
sights, and they feel sure that their
year of study will be a happy one. More
than that, though, they feel the respon-
sibility that has been placed upon them:
responsibility not only to themselves
but to their instructors who helped
them, to Lago for giving them this
opportunity to continue their studies,
and most of all to their country. As two
outstanding representatives of Aruba's
youth who are going away to a foreign
country, they realize that what they do
will reflect on Aruba.
Both Dominico Britten and Francisco
Dijkhoff are convinced that they can
shoulder this responsibility, that the
year they will spend in the States will
be a profitable and successful one. Both
boys are secure in the knowledge that
their experiences there will reflect
credit on all who in some way have a
share in them from the job instruc-
tors who helped bring out their skills
and abilities to their parents who for
18 years have instilled in them the
desire to learn and to make the most
of the talents they have within them-

blic High school. E. F. Welchi di Train-
ing Division lo compafia e mucha-hom-
bernan durante nan biaha di 2,300 milla.
Ta di comprende corn content y emo-
cion, e mucha-hombernan ta; nan sa cu
nan lo mira cosnan bunita y strafio, y
nan ta sigur cu nan anja di studio lo
ta placentero. Nan sa tambe cu nan lo
mester cumpli cu es responsabilidad cu
nan a tuma riba nan, responsabilidad no
solamente pa cu nan mes y nan famia,
pero tambe pa cu. nan instructornan cu
a yuda nan, pa Lago cu a duna nan es
oportunidad, y pa cu nan tera. Como
representantenan di hubentud Arubiano
tur loque nan haci of laga lo cria un
impression bon of malo di Aruba.
Dominico y Francisco, tur dos sa cu
nan por tuma es responsabilidad aki
riba nan; y cu es anja di studio lo ta
probechoso; nan tur dos sa cu nan ac-
cionnan aya lo afectA tur esnan cu a
tuma interest den nan di un moda of
otro, foi instructornan cu a yuda nan
trece afor nan habilidad y nan destreza,
te na nan mayornan kendenan durante
18 anja a inculcA den nan, deseo pa
sinja y avanzA y pa probecha di talento-
nan cu tin den nan.

This unusual aerial photograph takes a ion. To the far left (1) is the road to Sport Park; (4) water tower; (5) Acid and
look at San Nicolas from a different direct- Oranjestad; (2) is the Police Station: (3) Edeleanu plant.

CYI Pays FIs. 1510 to 36
Fls. 1510 was paid out by the Coin
Your Ideas Committee during July,
with one supplemental award and 35
initial winners adding cash to the
pockets of 36 employees. The supple-
mental, Fls. 300 to Ray K. Imler, was
the top award on the list. Mr. Imler's
winning suggestion was to connect the
air lines on oil burners to splitter and
debutanizer furnace at the LEAR.
Tops among the initial winners were
Stanley Hartwick and Hendrik N. Fu-
jooah, both of whom received Fls. 100
for the ideas they turned in. Mr. Hart-
wick's suggestion was to substitute pipe
scaffold horses for the presently used
wooden horses. Mr. Fujooah hit a win-
ner with this idea to replace the present
lighting in the Mara and Temblador
type ships with 200 W-AD12 floodlights
in the boiler rooms.
Other who hit the CYI jackpot:
Samuel P. Viapree, FIs. 75, method
for processing holiday pay for staff,
regular, and foreign staff employees.
Cornel C. Dunlap, Fls. 50, use airmail
weight paper in lieu of present stan-
dard Overseas Thrift Plan forms.
Jan R. Beaujon, Fls. 50, keep spare
motors 110 V. at L.O.F. office to re-
place defective field motors.
F. W. Wray, Fls. 50, use sterling-
florin conversion tables at the Marine
W. H. Trump, Fls. 40, suggested
safety precautions in San Nicolas
George W. Walker, Fls. 40, supply
ships with safety belts.
Gaston Illis,, Fls. 40, install thermo-
meter on blueprint dryer in TSD.
Moses M. Celaire, Fls. 40, install
buzzer signal on Commissary trucks.
Elijah David, Fls. 40, channel sup-
ports to be cut, tack weld to tank bot-
toms to facilitate, cleaning of tanks
equipped with heating units.
John T. Douglas, Fls. 30, relocation
of switches of pumps No. 681, 682, 683.
Oscar Jacobus, Fls. 30, guide lines
for Dempster equipment.
Bernardo Semeleer, Fls. 30, install no
smoking sign in Hospital battery room.
Marcelino Lake, Fls. 30, install stage
at low octane splitter feed drum seal
Juan Yarzagaray, Fls. 30, build and
install sample rack at C.P.H.
Thomas J. Evans, Fls. 25, install gate
valves at drums, Gas Plant.
Carlisle E. Medford, Fls. 25, relocate
ice box between hydro and isomeriza-
tion plants.
Carroll Bond, Fls. 25, construct and
place guard for lubricator coupling,
J. R. Arrindell, Fls. 25, relocate door
in vicinity of field Engineers' Office and
Safety office.
Prince A. Simon, Fls. 25, install per-
mament ladder on west side of tank
no. 295.
Elvin A. Gumbs, FIs. 25, place metal
tag or directional arrow on controls of
electric hoist, Machine Shop.
Marius del Prado, Fls. 25, identify
ferry launch for benefit of sailors.
Miss Mona Hodge, Fls. 20, taper
ramp adjacent to ambulance ramp at
Adolfo M. Arends, FIs. 20, install
railing next to fence, parking lot 4.
Eugene A. Molzer, Fls. 20, install
barricade at entrance to caliche pit.
Cyril Anderson, Fls. 20, install railing
on step of Lago Police office in Esso
Hilton Bentham, Fls. 20, relocate
water cooler in Esso Dining Hall.
John Donald, Fls. 20, install guard
post in front of high octane butane
plant bottoms manifold.
James.C. Brunings, Fls. 20, cover sur-
faces of order windows with masonite
Plant Commissary.
Enrique P. Trimon, Fls. 20, install
rack for valve wrenches at ng. 11 gas
oil unit.
Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 20, remove
tree stump in vicinity of low octane
butane 440 volt switch rack.
A. I. Richardson, Fls. 20, notify car
owners when pipe stop will be painted
at parking lots.
Basil Pierre, Fls. 20, build ramp lead-
ing to Clinic A at Hospital.
P. A. Richards, Fls. 20, erect time
card rack at Propane Plant