Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: April 1980
Frequency: biweekly
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Vol. 41 No. 4

April 1980

President Jerry Golden discusses Lago's
overall role and activities and answered

Vice President Roy M. Douglas reviews
recent oil business trends and their ef-
fects on Lago.

Information Sessions Keep Employees Abreast

On April 17 and 18, Lago's Execu-
tive Management held two informa-
tion sessions for management emplo-
yees and invited guests from the
Union and the secretarial staff.
The purpose of the sessions was
to enhance the understanding of La-
go's business, its operations and its
areas of future emphasis. Approxi-
mately 350 persons attended the ses-
sions and were addressed by respecti-
vely President G. E. Golden, who dis-
cussed Lago's role in Exxon; Vice Pre-
sident R. M. Douglas, who reviewed
the recent oil business trends and
their effects on Lago; and Vice Pre-
sident P. Nord, who explained Lago's
operation and operating results.
Esso News was there and will give

a summary of the presentations:
Mr. G. E. Golden started the pre-
sentations by explaining the manner
in which the Exxon Corporation is or-
ganized in geographical and functio-
nal regions. He gave special atten-
tion to the Esso Inter-America Region
to which Lago belongs. In discussing
the Lago organization, Mr. Golden
stated that in the mid-70's Lago was
faced with rather poor financial re-
sults but in the past two years the
results were much better. He em-
phasized that good performance du-
ring one or two years does not mean
success. A successful operation is if
over time the sum of the performan-
ces is positive. Mr. Golden further
talked about the manpower outlook,

Vice President Per Nord discusses Lago

Operations and operating results.

of Lago's Operations
the projected attrition rate, the need
for replacement personnel, the cur-
rent manpower quality improvement
efforts and the need for training. He
also discussed the recent improve-
ments in the pension and medical
plans and the new dental plan. Mr.
Golden ended his presentation with a
brief review of the non-refining acti-
vities Lago is involved with that bene-
fit the entire community, e.g., environ-
mental protection plans, traffic safety
programs, support of various social
and charitable organizations.
Vice President R. M. Douglas' pre-
sentation described Lago's two busi-
nesses : refining and transshipiment,
both of which are important to Exxon
but subject to widely different market
forces. Mr. Douglas explained that
there were fundamental changes in
the 70's including a significant de-
cline in the fuel oil demand, a corres-
ponding throughout reduction at La-
go, and rather unsatisfactorily finan-
cial results. Lago made adjustments
in response to the changes, among
others by mothballing certain units
and adapting the refinery to the re-
duced market size. These adapta-
tions combined with external factors
produced improved financial results
in 1978 and 1979.
However, instability in the oil mar-
kets will continue and Lago must con-
tinue to be efficient and adaptable to
meet the future challenges of running
heavier crude, declining fuel oil mar-
(Continued on page 3)

AAril 1980fl


Photographs by : Joe's Photographic Service
Editor: Mrs. L. I. de Cuba
Printer: Verenlgde Antilliaanse Drukkerljen N.V.

K- P. Brook

J. Hodgson

Ken Brook Transfers To Process Department;

John Hodgson Succeeds Him in Mechanical

On May 1, 1980, Kenneth "Ken" P.
Brook transferred to Process Depart-
ment as Division Superintendent of
the Oil Movements & Shipping Divi-
sion. Ken replaces Harold Wilkinson
who returned to Exxon International
Company, New York as Western He-
misphere Coordinator this month.

Ken transferred from the Mechani-
cal Department where he was Divi-
sion Superintendent of Materials, Plan-
ning and Contracts Division since
1978. Succeeding him in this capa-
city on June 1, is John W. Hodgson,
presently Supervising Engineer of the
Process Design and Cost Estimating
Section of the Project Development
Division in Technical Department.
John has been with Lago since late
1959 after receiving his degree in Ci-
vil Engineering and Structural Design
from the HTS in The Hague. Until
1977, he held various positions in the
Mechanical Engineering, Maintenan-
ce & Construction and Materials Di-
visions. John was named Manager
of the Energy Conservation Projects
in 1977, which was an $ 8 million pro-
ject to add convection sections to
three visbreaker furnaces and two Go-
finer furnaces.

John has followed many Lago se-
minars and courses and also courses
in Cali, Maracaibo and Lima, Peru.

Lago Oil & Transport Co._ Ltd
n1- -

George Campbell Named Division Superintendent

Of New Commercial Coordination Division

Effective April 15, George J. Camp-
bell became Division Superintendent
of the newly formed Commercial
Coordination Division in the Business
Planning and Supply Department. The
new division has been formed to en-
hance and facilitate the handling of
external Lago Commercial matters.
The primary responsibilities of the di-
vision will involve : coordination and
planning of Lago's chemicals busi-
ness, including napacid and sulfur
exports and sulfuric acid imports;
development and administration of
contracts covering major interaffiliate
and third party crude and product
supply agreements, including those
for transshipping; administration and
development of Lago's utilities con-
tract and pitch sale agreements.
Mr. Campbell's most recent assign-
ment before joining Lago, was as
Technical Manager with FIOR (Fluid-
ized Iron Ore Reduction) de Venezue-
la. A chemical engineering graduate
from the University of Toronto, Mr.
Campbell joined the Exxon organiza-
tion in 1951 and was first employed
with Imperial Oil Company in Sarnia,
Canada. Over the years he held va-

rious technical and other professio-
nal positions within the Esso Inter-
America circuit and worked at va-
rious refineries and chemical plants
in Colombia, El Salvador and Costa
Rica, before his Venezuela assign-


G. J. Campbell

During his new assignment in Aru-
ba, Mr. Campbell will be accompa-
nied by his wife Joan.
The Campbells have three grown
daughters who will be visiting them in
Aruba during the holidays.



r Will


April 1980

Wilkinson Returns To Exxon
International As Western
Hemisphere Coordinator
Effective May 1, Harold F. Wilkin-
son will return to Exxon International
Company, New York as the Western
Hemisphere Coordinator of the Sup-
ply and Transportation Department.
Harold, who has been Lago's Oil
Movements & Shipping Division Su-
perintendent since November 1978,
transferred from Exxon International
Company's Supply & Transportation
Division to Lago in June 1976. After
an assignment in the Economics &
Planning Division as a Supervising
Engineer, he transferred to the Pro-
cess Oil Movements & Shipping Divi-
sion as Planning & Control Supervi-
sor in September 1977.
A B.S. graduate in Electrical Engi-
neering from the Bucknell University
in Pennsylvania, Harold holds a Mas-
ter's degree in Business Administra-
tion from the Carnegie-Mellon Gra-
duate School of Industrial Administra-
tion in Pennsylvania.
During his four years at Lago, Ha-
rold has followed the Kepner Tregoe
Course and has been a member of
Lago's Project Priority, Oil Loss and
Ecolec Committees


April 19

Instructor Doug Crouch during one of his

Personnel attending the one-week course here enjoy a joke during
of the sessions.

Controller's, Technical Personn

Greatly From Exxon Computer Course

From March 24 thru March 28, 1980,
a Computer Concept & Control
Guideline Course was held in the
Mechanical Training Facilities in the
Laboratory Building. The course was
taught by Instructors Doug Crouch
and Dick Boczon, both E.D.P. Audit
Advisers of Exxon Corporation, New
York. Sponsored by Exxon Corpora-
tion, the course is taught to Exxon af-
filiates worldwide to familiarize affi-
liates' personnel with Exxon's Equip-
ment Data Processing systems.
Mr. Crouch, who conducted a simi-
lar course in Brazil before coming to
Lago, gave an "Audit Guidelines for
MCS Applications" course here in
1977. Crouch and Boczon's next
stop after Lago is in Brussels.
The Computer Concept and Con-
trol Guideline Course taught here last
month, consisted of two parts. The
first two days covered an introduc-
tion for the layman on the basic com-
puter concepts and controls, primari-
ly to establish a common base for the
course. The next three days were
concentrated on audit guidelines used
for MCS applications.
Overall, the course served to give
participants a better insight on the
task of the systems analyst and to

I Information
(Continued from page 1)
ket, rising costs and surplus refinery
capacity in the area. Mr. Douglas
said that the transshipping business
has demonstrated the capability to
operate efficiently and has maintain-
ed a throughput of over 300 KBD des-
pite lackluster industry demand and
competition from lightering and trans-
shipping facilities elsewhere. Expec-

highlight the role
systems analysts an
accountants in the
ges of new compute
ding to the effective
se was a simultane
of either vu-graphs,
and videotapes. Be
reading material, the
ceived textbooks wh
for future reference
course was video-re
training purposes.
Lago's Controller's
Department employee
were: Rene Arends
Jossy Hunt, Edwin
Oduber, Dalmatius
Williams, Modesto
hoff, Victor Orman,
Edwin de Kort, Ben
to Christiaans, Carl
Zandwijken, Juanch
Hartmann, Hubert Ri
Bislip, and Ed Gen
Also attending the
way from Saudi Ara
Anan and Ibrahim Ku
cial Accounting Depa
CO. Coordinator fo
Leo A. Echteld of La
- Internal Control.

stations are that tran
main an important
business for the fo
but will depend on I
ture of U.S. crude
ability to provide t
ciently and compete
tions change.
The next speaker
(Continued or

SPersonal di Controllers',
a brief interruption Technical Ta Beneficia Di

Curso di Computer di Exxon
el Benefit Di 24 pa 28 di Maart, 1980, un cur-
so tocante Concepto di Computer &
Held Here Gula di Control a ser teni den Me-
l chanical Training Facilities den edifi-
played by users, cio di Laboratorio. E curso a ser du-
d internal control nB door di !nstructornan Doug
development sta- Crouch y Dick Boczon, ambos Con-
er programs. Ad- seheronan di Audit di E.D.P. di Ex-
ness of the cour- xon Corporation, New York. Patro-
ous presentation cind pa Exxon Corporation, e curso
slides, flip-charts ta ser duna na afiliadonan di Exxon
'sides pre-course rond mundo pa familiariza personal
e participants re- di afiliadonan cu Exxon su sistema-
ich they can use nan di Equipo pa Procesa Informacion
ces. The entire (E.D.P.)
corded for future Sr. Crouch, kende a duna un curso
similar na Brazil promer di bini na
s and Technical Lago, a duna un curso "Audit Guide-
es in the course, lines for MCS Applications" aki na
;z, Pedro Martis, 1977. Crouch y Boczon nan proximo
Arends, Donny curso despues di Lago ta na Brus-
Navas, Omere sels.
Ruiz, Rudy Dijk- E curso "Computer Concept &
Rafael Swaen, Control Guideline" duna aki luna pa-
ny Sloterdijk, Vi- sA, ta consist di dos parti. E promer
os Croes, Ewald dos dianan a cubri un introduction
SHenriquez, Len pa e laico (novato) tocante di con-
chardson, Donna ceptonan y controlnan basico di com-
tile, EIA Auditor. puter, primordialmente pa establece
e course, all the un base comun pa e curso. E si-
bia, were Adman guiente tres dianan a ser concentrh
irdy of the Finan- ariba guianan di audit usa pa aplica-
artment of ARAM- cionnan di MCS.
r the course was En general, e curso a sirbi pa duna
igo's Controller's participants un mehor vista ariba e
area di e systems analystnan y ac-
countantnan den control interno den e
etapanan di desaroyo di programa-
sshipping will re- nan nobo di computer. Anjadiendo
part of the Lago na e eficacia di e curso tabata un
reseeable future, presentation simultAneo di sea vu-
the level and na- graphs, slides, flip-charts of video-
imports and our tape. Ademas di material pa lesa
his service effi- promer cu e curso, participantenan
itively as condi- a haya bukinan di text cual nan por
usa como referencia den future. Hen-
Vice President ter e curso a ser grab cu videotape
n page 6) pa future entrenamento.







Blindness can strike anyone any time through disease or
accident.... FAVI's task Is to help those who lose their


eyesight cut a new pattern of life through self-help. Week-
ly handicraft circle at Calquetlo Club offers opportunity
for learning and entertainment.

FAVI Brings Light Into T
Before FAVI came along, many peo- learned to
pie who are blind from birth and courage t
others who have lost their eyesight programs a
later in life or have limited vision In their we
lived only half a life. They were li- at the Caiq
mited in everything they wanted basket-wea
to do and were highly dependent on and clay
the goodwill of family and friends, time they
Although in otherwise good physical where the
and mental health they felt they mis- dance.
sed a lot from life's daily activities, For the v
and felt isolated, lonely and often ren on the
frustrated, home-teach
FAVI, the Aruban Foundation for the special gui
visually handicapped, (Fundashon prepare the
Arubano pa Esnan Visualmente Inca- normal life.
pacitA), came to their rescue about which star
six and a half years ago with a major mainstream
plan to rehabilitate them, by teaching run by a
them to participate in useful and so- teacher. Th
cial activities, and to help them orga- visually har
nize themselves and encourage normal sch
others to enable them to be heard their than s
and understood in the community. land to at
The task of the FAVI is to help more conv
them discover their own value as in- lution for
dividual and independent, people. community
Those who have lost their eyesight ves very b
by accident or disease are encoura- usually hand
ged and guided to cut a new pattern parents wh
of life a difficult but not impossi- rated any r
ble task of making new adjust- Because
ments to enable them to continue tion in Br
making a living. FAVI launc
In the FAVI home teaching pro- the SINTA.
gram, they are taught to develop their zine or ne
sense of hearing and touch which it offers sel
can reach a degree more acute than tillean nev
a person with normal eyesight. They read and r
learn to use a cane, type, cook their settes ever
own food, keep house, wash and a visually h
mend clothes, and some have even (Co

por perde su bista door dl enfermedad of

accidente.... FAVI su area ta pa yuda esnan cu perde nan bista
sinja yuda nan mes mas tanto possible. E circulo di obra di man
semanal na Caiquetio Club ta duna oportunidad pa sinja y pasa un
rato alegre.

he Life Of The Visually Handicapped

bake a cake They are en-
:o participate in exercise
nd to learn to play games.
ekly handi-craft circle held
uetio Club, they are taught
ving, macrame, carpentry
modeling. From time to
have social gatherings
y can play music and

usually handicapped child-
island, FAVI has an infant
ing program which gives
dance to parents to help
se children for school and
A fairly new project -
ted one year ago is
ing education which is
government-paid itinerant
e project aims to integrate
idicapped children into the
ool system in Aruba, ra-
ending them away to Hol-
tend special schools. A
lenient and less costly so-
the government and the
as well, this project pro-
eneficial for both the vi-
icapped children and their
o don't have to live sepa-
the production of informa-
aille is so expensive, the
hed an important project,
The first talking maga-
wspaper in Latin America,
elected articles from all An-
vspapers and magazines,
recorded on 90-minute cas-
y week. For a small fee,
handicapped person or one
ntinued on page 6)



Special raised dots enable this group to enjoy
vorite domino game.
Cu piedra special di domino marca e grupo aki I
di nan hobby favorite.

Various handicraft such as macrame will be
sold during an "Open House" at the Caique-
tio Club on Thursday, May 8.
Varies obra di man manera macrame lo ser
bendi durante un "Open House" na Caique-
tlo Club Dlahuebs, 8 di Mel.

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Phyitness is very important. Here Mrs. Astrid Sala-
:arnadanza conducts her weekly exercise classes
in Oranjestad.
rerea saludable ta important. Aki Sra. Astrid Sala-
:arnadanza ta duna les den gymnastiek na un gru-
po na Oranjestad-

Learning to use a cane requires some
assistance from a FAVI volunteer wor-
Sinja usa un wandelstok ta requerl un
poco yudanza di un trahador volunta-
rio dl FAVI.

I I i _-
FAVI President Mrs. Thiel-Caster, the mo-
ther of three, does most of her housework
without assistance.
President di FAVI Sra. Thiel-Caster, ma-
ma dl trees ylu, ta had mayorla dl trabao
dl cas su sol.

FA VI Ta Trece Luz den Bida di Esnan Visualmente Incapacita

Promer cu tabatin FAVI, hopi hen-
de ciego for di nacemento y otronan
cu a perde nan bista na grand of cu
tabatin bista limit tabata biba mitar
bida. Nan tabata limitA den tur lo-
S cual nan kier a haci y mester a de-
S pende completamente ariba bondad
di familiar y amistadnan. Aunque den
bon estado fisico y mental nan taba-
ta perde hopi for di actividadnan dia-
rio di bida, y nan tabata sinti nan
mes isola, so y hopi biaha frustra.
FAVI, (Fundashon Arubano pa Es-
nan Visualmente Incapacit4), a saca
y fa- nan for di esaki como seis anja y mei
pasA cu un plan pa rehabilita nan
i iza door di sinja nan participa den acti-
vidadnan util y social, y pa yuda nan

4 r

TwPA volunteers, both Lago employees, here copy
re9 from the master tape on cassettes for the talking
m?/lpaper SINTA in Papiamento and SOUNDTRACK
In English.
Domntario di FALPA, ambos empleado dl Lago, aki
ta grabaclonnan arlba cassettenan pa e revista/co-
raisemanal SINTA na Paplamento y SOUNDTRACK
na Ingles

organize nan mes y encurasha otro-
nan pa haci possible pa nan ser scu-
cha y comprendi den comunidad. E
tarea di FAVI ta pa yuda nan descu-
bri nan propio valornan como perso-
nanan individual y independiente.
Esnan cu a perde nan bista door di
accident of enfermedad ta ser encu-
rasha y gui4 pa cambia nan bida -
un tarea dificil pero no impossible -
pa ahusta nan mes pa nan por con-
tinua gana nan pan.
Den e program di FAVI di ensen-
janza na cas, nan ta ser sinj, pa de-
saroya nan oldo y habilidad pa fula
cual por alcanza un nivel hopi mas
skerpi cu un persona cu bista normal.
Nan ta sinja usa wandelstok, type,
cushina nan mes cuminda, tene cas
limpi, laba y drecha panja, y algun
hast a sinja traha bolo Nan ta ser
encurashA pa participa den progra-
manan di ehercicio y pa sinja hunga
weganan. Den nan circulo di obra di
man semanal na Caiquetio Club, nan
ta sinja traha macuto, macrame, car-
pinteria y boetseer. Cada tempo nan
tin reunionnan social caminda nan ta
toca music y baila.
Pa e muchanan visualmente inca-
pacitA ariba nos isla, FAVI tin un pro-
grama di education na cas pa much
chikito cual ta duna instruction spe-
cial na mayornan pa yuda prepare e
muchanan aki pa school y un bida
normal. Un proyecto basta reciente
- cual a cuminza anja pasA ta un
direction special den education cual
ta bao encargo di un maestra itine-
rante kende ta paga door di gobier-
no. E proyecto aki tin como meta pa
integra muchanan visualmente inca-

pacita den e sistema normal di school
na Aruba, en vez di manda nan Hu-
landa pa atende schoolnan special.
Un solution mas convenient y me-
nos costoso pa gobierno y pa comu-
nidad, e proyecto aki ta masha bene-
ficioso pa ambos e muchanan aki co-
mo nan mayornan cu awor no master
biba separa mas.
Pa motibo cu production di infor-
macion ariba Braille ta asina costo-
so, FAVI a lanza un proyecto impor-
tante, SINTA. E promer revista y co-
rant papid di Latino America aki ta
ofrece articulonan selectA for di co-
rantnan y revistanan Antillano, lezA
y grabA ariba cassettenan di 90 mi-
nuut tur siman. Pa un contribution
chikito, un persona visualmente inca-
pacita of un cu limitacion den leza-
mento por recibi un cassette tur si-
man y por ten'6le durante un siman.
Esnan cu no tin un cassette player,
por usa equipo paga pa gobierno dis-
ponible for di e Fundashon. Tambe
tin buki papia ariba cassette na Pa-
piamento y na Ingles. Ademas di e
SINTA semanal, yama SOUNDTRACK
na Singles, tin un cassette special un
biaha pa luna na Papiamento, yamh
Arubano pa Lektura Papia y Adapta)
ta encarga cu SINTA.
FALPA, den cual tin varies emplea-
do di Lago como voluntario, tin un
comision editorial, un staff t6cnico,
esnan cu ta leza e grabacionnan, y
un grupo administrative y coordina-
dor. FALPA actualmente tin como
100 abonados na Aruba, Bonaire y
CuraQao, mayoria di nan cu ta pidi e
(ContinuA na pag. 8)


First Female THS Student to Train at Lago

Seeks Master's Degree
When Diana R. Gevers joined the
Company's Cooperative Education
Program early this year, she became
the first female THS student to seek
work experience at Lago. Diana is
studying towards a Master's degree
in Applied Mathematics and Opera-
tions Research at the University of
Technology in Twente, Holland. After
her three-month assignment at Lago
ends this month, she has two more
years to go before graduating.
Diana has been working in the
Technical Process Technical Servi-
ces Division where her main task has
been to assist in the conversion of a
previous program into a new, more
effective Data Reconciliation System
(DRS) for the Hydrogen Plant. In this
work she has been working closely
with Juancho Henriquez of MCS -
Technical towards the optimization of
this unit.
She has learned a lot about work
at Lago, including "staying put" in
one place for an eight-hour stretch.

in Applied Mathematics
A self-confessed "gypsy at heart",
she is the restless type and has al-
ways been "on the go", even on the
campus at Twente.
Part Suriname and part Indone-
sian, Diana was born in Bonaire and
was educated in Curagao where her
father is employed with the OGEM.
After completing the Maria Immacu-
lata Gymnasium (HBS with Greek, La-
tin and Math) in 1973, she went to
Holland. In 1977, she received her
B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics
and Operations Research. She won
a one-year scholarship, granted to fo-
reign students by the Australian Gov-
ernment, to study at the Sydney Insti-
tute of Technology in New South Wa-
Afterwards, feeling the "gypsy"
stirring within her, Diana took advan-
tage of her passage paid by the Au-
stralian Government and embarked
on an exciting six-month adventure
in the East.
(Continued on page 8)


with limited reading capability recei-
ves a cassette every week and may
keep it up to one week. Those who
don't own a cassette player, may use
government-paid equipment available
from the Foundation. There are also
talking books on cassettes available
in Papiamento and English. In addi-
tion to the weekly SINTA, called
SOUNDTRACK in English, there is a
special monthly cassette in Papia-
mento, called SINTA ESPECIAL. SIN-
TA is run by an off-spring of FAVI,
the FALPA (Fundashon Arubano pa
Lektura Papia y Adapta), the Aruban
Foundation for Talking and Adapted
Reading Material.
The FALPA, of which several Lago
employees are volunteers, is compo-
sed of an editorial committee, a tech-
nical staff, the readers, and an admi-
nistrative group and those who coor-
dinate the task or duties of all assis-
tants and contact people with FALPA.
FALPA currently has about 100 sub-
scribers in Aruba, Bonaire and Cura-
qao, most of who request the Papia-
mento edition. FALPA's plan for the
future include the production of talk-
ing books in Papiamento, English and
Spanish copied on cassettes.
How does FAVI do this all-impor-
tant community work ? First of all
with the assistance of a government-
paid social worker and itinerant tea-
cher who guide clients of the founda-

from page 4)
tion and train volunteer workers who
donate their time and efforts with en-
thusiasm in this worthwhile social ac-
tivity. The Board of the Foundation
is comprised of six people, four of
them who are visually handicapped,
including the chairwoman Mrs. Guil-
lermina Thiel-Caster, who is the mo-
ther of three children. FAVI's social
worker Mrs. Denise Koolman-
Arends, who is very active in a wide
field, gives assistance in personal,
family, social and financial problems,
introducing new members and volun-
teers in the program, directing group
discussions, the home-teacher
groups, etc. FAVI receives finan-
cial support from about 1000 people
in the community who contribute a
minimum of FIs. 10 per year.
A very important factor of FAVI's
social activities, which is currently be-
ing intensified, is the program to get
the attention and involvement of poli-
tical parties and governmental con-
cern to come up with social reforms.
Since 1975, FAVI has been seeking a
sort of compensation allowance for
the visually handicapped, and since
1978, a program similar to the Ameri-
can Disability Insurance Act. FAVI has
a social fund, which is essentially an
emergency fund to aid those visually
handicapped in financial need.
Although encouraged to help solve
(Continued on page 8)

Diana Gevers enjoys work at Lago-
Diana Gevers a gusta su trabao na Lago.

SInformation Sessions
(Continued from page 3)
Per Nord explained in detail the va-
rious operating modes of the refinery
and the units that are idled as a re-
sult of the new operating conditions.
He also gave an overview of the key
performance data for the past two
years. One significant data was that
Lago spent an average of almost
100,000 manhours on training of its
employees during each of the past
two years. Mr. Per Nord commented
on some key achievements in 1979,
e.g., completion of the gasoline pump-
house modernization project and re-
cord runs for the sulfur plant S3AR
and the vacuum pipestill V2AR. Mr
Nord's presentation ended with the
review of the 1980 programs and ob-
jectives which included :

- Continued workforce upgrade and
manpower efficiency improve-

- Improved equipment
service factor.
- Intensified cost control.

and unit

- Increased emphasis on house-
- Continued strong emphasis on
safety and industrial hygiene.

Mr. G. E. Golden closed the pre-
sentations with a brief summary of
the areas of particular management
emphasis in 1980 and announced that
Lago will embark on an extensive
housekeeping program throughout the
Following the presentation, several
persons took the opportunity to ask
Reactions to the sessions were
very positive and following many in-
quiries, Management has decided to
present similar sessions to all em-
ployees, as work schedules permit.
The timing of the sessions will be an-
nounced later.


April 1980



Gasoline Siphoning By Sucking on a Tube

Inserted in the Gas Ta
If you ever have to take gasoline
from your gas tank to fill your lawn
mower tank, motor boat tank, or to
prime a carburetor, be sure not to
siphon gasoline by sucking with the
mouth on a tube inserted into the gas
tank. This practice is very danger-
ous to your health because if gaso-
line gets into your lungs it can cause
chemical pneumonia, which is very
difficult to treat. If gasoline is
swallowed, vomiting should NEVER
Gasoline siphoning should be done the be induced. A doctor should be
safe way with a simple tube, usually made called immediately.
of rubber or plastic, or with a hand si-
phon pump. This is a simple plastic tube Exxon USA's Marketing Technical
equipped with a simple squeeze pump. Services' Technigram points out that
Sacamento di gasoline mester ser haci one should never attempt to start
den un manera sigur cu un slang simpel flow of gasoline from an automobile
di rubber of plastic, of cu un slang cu fuel tank to some other container by
pump manual. Esaki ta un simpel slang sucking on the tube with the mouth.
di plastic cu un simpel pump pa primi. While gasoline has a low order of

Sacamento di Gasolin Door di Chupa un Slang

Hinka den Tanki di Gasolin Ta Masha Peligroso

Si cualquier ora BO master saca
gasoline for di Bo tanki di gasoline pa
yena e tank di e mashin pa corta
yerba, e tanki di motor di boto, of
pa "prime" un carburetor, sea sigur
di no saca e gasoline door di chupa
cu Bo boca ariba un slang cual ta
hinca den tank di gasoline. E prActi-
ca aki ta masha peligroso pa Bo sa-
lud pasobra si gasoline drenta den
Bo pulmonnan e por causa pulmonia
quimico, cual ta masha dificil pa tra-
ta. Si Bo guli gasoline, HAMAS for-
za pa saca. Un dokter mester ser
yama inmediatamente.
Exxon U.S.A. su Marketing Servi-
ces' Technigram ta senjala cu un
persona nunca mester trata di cumin-
za fluho di gasoline for di un tanki di
combustible di auto pa un otro con-
tendor door di chupa ariba e slang cu
boca. Aunque cu gasoline tin un gra-
do abao di venenamento rapido via
oral, tin peliger serio ora cu huma-
nan concentrA ser hala aden of has-
ta ora cu cantidadnan mashA chikito
di e liquid ser aspire den pulmon-
nan. E peligernan di aspiracion ta
significant ora cu Bo usa Bo boca
pa cuminza haci gasoline pasa. Has-
ta ora cu algun gota di gasoline li-
quido drenta pulmonnan esey por re-
sulta den un fatal pulmonia quimico.
Pulmonia quimico por desaroya
rdpidamente (dentro di algun ora) of
mas poco poco sin sintomanan for di
principio, tumando como un siman
of diez dia pa desaroya. E hidrocar-

buro di gasoline liquid ta irrita e
tehidonan delicado di pulmon, ha-
ciendo nan susceptible na ataquenan
di virus y bacteria, y causando un acu-
mulacion di fluido den pulmonnan.
Pulmonia quimico ta dificil pa trata.
Pesey, hende cu mester saca gaso-
lin den un emergencia mester usa un
aparato cu ta usa un pomp. Apara-
tonan asina, cual ta consist di tu-
bonan flexible na "squeeze bulbs" of
"prime bulb pump" manual of "out-
board", ta obtenible na lugarnan cu
ta bende herment of esnan cu ta ben-
de partinan pa auto.
Un otro manera ta pa hinca un
slang largo flexible den un tanki, ce-
ra e parti exponi duro, anto poco po-
co saca e slang mientras cu Bo ta
bahe'le te cu e gasoline den e slang
ta hopi bao di e nivel di e gasoline
den tanki. Door di habri e punta di
e tubo, esey lo haci pa e gasoline sa-
li for di e tanki.

Ik Is Very Dangerous
acute oral toxicity, there is a serious
hazard from inhaling concentrated
vapors or aspiration of even minute
amounts of the liquid into the lungs.
The aspiration hazard is significant
when sucking with the mouth to start
the siphoning action. Even a few
drops of liquid gasoline entering the
lungs can result in fatal chemical

Chemical pneumonia may develop
rapidly (within a few hours) or more

slowly without early symptoms, ta-
king about a week or ten days to de-
velop. The liquid gasoline hydro-
carbons irritate the delicate lung
tissues, making them susceptible to
attack by viruses and bacteria, and
causing an accumulation of fluid in
the lungs. Chemical pneumonia is
difficult to treat.

Therefore, anyone who must sip-
hon gasoline in an emergency should
use a device that employs a pump.
Such devices, which consist of
flexible tubes attached to squeeze
bulbs or hand or outboard motor
prime bulb pump, are available from
hardware and auto part supply

Another way could be to insert a
long flexible tube into the tank,
tightly close the exposed end, and
slowly withdraw the tube while low-
ering it until the gasoline in the tube
is well below the level of gasoline in
the tank. Opening the end of the
tubing should permit the gasoline to
siphon from the tank.
The liquid & air pump de-
pressed In an up and down
motion shown here by Dolf
Genser of Technical POD
Is also very practical. As a
siphon pump It can transfer
liquids safely anywhere In
the home, garage or boat.
As an air pump it easily In-
flates footballs, balloons, In-
flatable chairs, rafts, etc.

April 1980


April 1980

Summer Training Program

For College Students

Again Sponsored by Lago
This year, Lago will again sponsor
a summer training program for col-
lege students. This 8-week program
will start June 16 and close on August
8, 1980.
The program is intended to provide
an opportunity for students to obtain
experience of value to their future ca-
The program will be open to stu-
dents who have completed at least
one year of university or college-level
studies, and whose parents are resi-
dents of Aruba. Applicants must be
available to participate for at least
four of the eight-week period in or-
der to qualify. The number of partici-
pants accepted will be limited by the
number of meaningful jobs available
with priority to participants having the
best match between educational back-
ground and available job opportuni-
Applications for this program will
be accepted up to and including
MAY 30, 1980 to permit time for the
Training Section to develop the best
possible match between the partici-
pant's background and educational
accomplishments and the jobs avail-
Application forms are available at
Lago's Training Section, Room 168,
General Office Building.
I Diana Gevers
(Continued from page 6
She traveled through Java, Bali,
Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand
and Hong Kong, and on to Greece,
her last stop before returning to Hol-
land. Living among Oriental people
and learning their customs has been
a very rewarding experience which,
Diana feels, has enriched her life.
Asked what her plans are after she
receives her Master's degree, Diana
smiles impishly and says she is not
too sure, but would eventually like to
return home to the Netherlands

(Continued from page 6)
their own financial problems, FAVI's
clients can get interest-free loans
from the emergency fund with a long-
term repayment. So far, most of
FAVI's clients have made efforts to
repay in the shortest time possible.
Thanks to FAVI and FALPA, the vi-
sually handicapped on our island can
now live a fuller life, bustling with ac-
tivity. FAVI has become the driving
force that has brought new purposes
and dimension into their lives.


The Esso Club Youth Tennis championship held twice a week at the Upper Tennis
Courts over a period of six weeks ended early this month. The winners (I to r at rear),
are: Diana von Gulick (sub-champion "A" class); Ilonka de Mey (champion "A");
Ninon Swaen (sub-champion "B" class), Carl Genser (sub-champion "B"), Robert Lie-
veld (champion "A"). In the foreground are: Susan Geerman (champion "B"), The-
ron Swaen (sub-champion "A") and Tristan de Vries (champion "B").


edicion na Papiamento. FALPA su
plannan ta pa inclui production di
bukinan papia na Papiamento, Ingles
y Spanj6 ariba cassette.
Com FAVI ta haci su trabao tan im-
portante aki den comunidad ?
Primeramente cu asistencia di un
trahador social y e maestra itineran-
te kendenan ta guia clientenan di e
fundasion y ta entrena voluntarionan
kendenan ta pone nan tempo y es-
fuerzonan disponible cu entusiasmo
den e actividadnan social valioso aki.
Directiva di e Fundacion ta consisti
di siete persona, cuatro di nan ta vi-
sualmente incapacitA, incluyendo e
President Sra. Guillermina Thiel-Cas-
ter, kende ta mama di tres yiu. FA-
VI su trahador social Sra. Denise
Koolman-Arends, kende ta masha ac-
tivo mes, ta duna asistencia den pro-
blemanan personal, familiar, social y
financiero, introduciendo miembronan

ARTURO CROES, an Equipment Ope-
rator 3 in Mechanical Central Tool
Room, passed away in the Dr. Horacio
Oduber Hospital on April 15, 1980. Mr.
Croes, who was 48 years old, lived at
Paradera 162-A. He had almost 30
years of Lago service.
He is survived by his widow and four
children. Funeral services for Mr.
Croes were held at the Catholic Church
and burial at the Catholic Cemetery
In Paradera on Thursday, April 17.

di pag. 5)
y voluntarionan nobo den e program,
dirigiendo discusionnan den grupo,
e gruponan cu ta duna instruction na
cas etc. FAVI ta haya apoyo finan-
ciero di como 1000 persona den co-
munidad cu ta contribui un minimo di
FIs. 10- pa anja.
Un factor masha important di FA-
VI su actividadnan social, cual actual-
mente ta ser intensifica, ta e progra-
ma pa haya atencion y envolvimiento
di partidonan politico y instancianan
gubernamental pa bini cu reforma-
nan social. For di 1975, FAVI ta bus-
cando un tipo di compensation pa
esnan visualmente incapacity, y for
di 1978, un program similar na e
American Disability Insurance Act.
FAVI tin un fondo social, cual ta
esencialmente un fondo di emergen-
cia pa yuda esnan den necesidad fi-
Aunque cu nan ta ser encurasha
pa resolve nan propio problemanan,
FAVI su clientenan ta haya presta-
monan liber di interest cual nan por
paga na largo plazo Te awor, ma-
yoria di FAVI su clientenan a haci es-
fuerzonan pa paga den lo mas corto
tempo possible
Danki na FAVI y FALPA, esnan vi-
sualmente incapacity ariba nos isla
por biba un bida mehor, yen di acti-
vidad. FAVI a bira e forza cu nan ta-
batin mester pa haya mas determina-
cion y dimensionnan nobo den nan