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: January 24, 1975
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A wa Ess

Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles


VOL. 36 No. 1

January 24, 1975

"Esso Oranjestad" Gains More Power
After Tug's First Main Engine Overhaul

Last month Lago's tugboat "Esso
Oranjestad" resumed regular tan-
ker movement operation in the San
Nicolas Harbor following a three-
week general overhaul at the Cu-
racao Drydocking Company. The
vessel returned to Aruba under
command of Dominico Rasmijn as
captain, Mario Agunbero as first
mate, first engineer Leonardo Hod-
ge, second engineer Sylvan Paul

and quartermasters Julio Jansen,
Maximo Tromp and Roque Figaroa.
The 3000-H.P., 105-ft. long vessel
with a gross weight of 289 tons,
had sailed to CuraQao on Decem-
ber 2 on its regular drydocking
schedule which is every 24 months.
It was captained- by Pedro Seme-
leer, with Henry Orman as first
mate, first and second engineers
(Continued on page 2)
s isr~.. Z ..t --. __ ^iuLM

r Mario Agunbero (r) stands in
front of the huge 11-ft, 3" dia.
propeller being removed from
the 5-ton, 16 m. long shaft To
remove the shaft, a 15" dia. hole
had to be cut through the rud-
der. (as shown in second photo).

Mario Agunbero (dr) ta para di-
lanti dl e chapaleta grand dl 11
pie, 3 dulm den diameter cual to
ser saci for dl shaft dl 5 ton, 16
meter largo. Pa saca e shaft, un
buraco di 15 dulm master a wor-
de corth den e timon (den se-
gundo portret).

"Esso Oranjestad" Ta
Recobra Forza Despues
Di Revision -General
Luna pasa Lago su remolcador
"Esso Oranjestad" a resumi opera-
cionnan regular di movement di
tankero den Haaf di San Nicolas
despues di un "overhaul" (revision)
general di tres siman na Curagao-
sche Drydock Mij. E tug a bolbe
Aruba bao comando di Dominico
Rasmijn como captain, Mario Agun-
(Continua na pag. 2)

Twenty-eight students of the Martin Luther King School and two
teachers toured Lago's Powerhouses I and II in mid-December.
Before the tour they were briefed on powerhouse operations by
Henry F. Coffl, Asst Div. Superintendent Utilities. At left, the stu-
dents are with Marcollno Croes in the controlroom, and at right
with Process Foreman Joe Park, who acted as guide, viewing po-
werhouse machinery.

Bintl-ocho estudiantes dl Martin Luther King School y dos maes-
tro a bishlta Lago su Powerhousenan I y II mitar dl December.
Promer cu e tour nan a haya un resume di operaclonnan dl
powerhouse for di Henry F. Coffl, Asst. Div. Superintendent -
Utilities. Na rober, nan ta cu Marcollno Croes den sala di con-
trol, y na drechl cu Process Foreman Joe Park, kende a actual co-
mo nan gula, mirando maqulnarlanan di powerhouse.


Lao Oil & Transport Co, L
Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
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Editor : A. Werleman Photographer: J. M. de Cuba
Co-Editor: Miss L 1. de Lange Printer: Verenlgde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.


Leonardo Hodge (1) supervises drydock Leonardo Hodge and a drydock employee
gang member on all machinery work in the are in the process of dismantling the main
engine room and gets assistance from Syl- engine of the "Esso Oranjestad". In the
van Paul (r) who acquires practical expe- background another team works on the
rience In the tug's drydocking activities. Lube Oil Cooler system.

"Esso Oranjestad" Gains More Power
(Continued from page 1)
Leonardo Hodge and Vicente Pro- tug, was a 35-man drydocking gang
vence and quartermasters Roman working in two shifts who tackled
Lopez, Pascual Vrolijk and Nico- each work area in groups. The
laas Lampe. many jobs performed included hy-
With the exception of Leonardo dro-jet blasting the vessel's under-
Hodge, who was joined by Sylvan water portion using 2000-lbs
Paul in Curaqao, and Mario Agun- p.s.i. water pressure to expose
bero who supervised the drydock- rusted areas. After touching up
ing activities, the others returned the areas with an anti-corrosive sil-
by plane to Aruba. ver chromate coat, a final coat of
A Supervisor Terminal Opera- red protective anti-fouling paint
tions in Process Oil Movements, was applied. The underwater sec-
Mario was Lago's representative tion of the boat alone required
on the vessel's major overhaul and about 20 gallons of each coat.
saw to it that the job was carried Another job required using five-
Another job required using five-
out smoothly and on schedule. .
out smoothly and on schedule. ton hoists to pull out the 5-ton,
Leonardo Hodge supervised all
SH s 16 m. long propeller shaft through
machinery work in the engine room diameter
a 15" diameter hole cut through
and helped put the main engine the rudder. This also called for
what he refers to as his "baby" -
Sh r t a h careful checking of the 11-ft, 3-inch
back in top condition. He was as-
propeller blades which weigh five
sisted by Sylvan, a newcomer in tons.
tugboat operations who gained
practical experience during this as- From the experience acquired in
signment. the first main engine overhaul of
In charge of the many tasks of "Esso Oranjestad" in five years,
checking, repairing, sandblasting, plans will be made to do this parti-
repainting and re-assembly of the cular job at Lago in the near future.

January 24, 1975





Widow of Lago's First
Resident President
L. G. Smith Passes Away
Mrs. Lucy Fairhall Smith, widow
of Lloyd G. Smith, Lago's first resi-
dent president (1944-'46), passed
away in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on
November 28, 1974, at the age of
83. Funeral services were held in
Cheyenne on December 1. Mrs.
Smith is survived by three sons,
three daughters, thirty grandchild-
ren and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith came to Aruba in
1933 when Mr. Smith was named
general manager of Lago and lived
here until 1946 when Mr. Smith
was transferred to the New York
office as assistant coordinator of
foreign manufacturing.
During all the years after she
left the island, Mrs. Smith remain-
ed in touch with her former "home"
through correspondence. Her let-
ters were always reminiscent of
the happy years she spent here.
Her last letter dated September
7, 1974, and addressed to Presi-
dent J. M. Ballenger, who sent her
a souvenir package on the occa-
sion of the refinery's 50th anniver-
sary in Aruba, reads in part: "Dear
(Continued on page 6)
"Esso Oranjestad"
(Continua di pag 1)
bero como promer stuurman, pro-
mer ingeniero Leonardo Hodge, se-
gundo ingeniero Sylvan Paul y
quartermasters Julio Jansen, Maxi-
mo Tromp y Roque Figaroa.
E remolcador cu tin 3000 forza di
cabai, un largura di 105 pia y un
peso di 289 ton, a biaha pa Cura-
cao ariba December 2 pa su dry-
docking regular fiha cual ta cada
24 luna. Su captain tabata Pedro
Semeleer, cu Henry Orman como
promer stuurman, promer y segun-
do ingenieronan Leonardo Hodge
y Vicente Provence, y quartermas-
ters Roman Lopez, Pascual Vrolijk
y Nicolaas Lampe. Cu excepcion
di Leonardo Hodge, kende a keda
hunto cu Sylvan Paul na Curacao,
y Mario Agunbero kende a supervi-
sa e actividadnan di drydock, e
(ContinuA na pag. 3)

30-Year Service Awards January 1975

Theodore J. Duinkerk of Me-
chanical-Machinist originally be-
gan as a seaman with Esso
Transportation Company, Ltd. in
December 1944. In 1954 he
transferred to Lago's Mechani-
cal Yard as a Yardman "S". Mr.
Duinkerk transferred to Mecha-
nical- Storehouse in 1958 as a
Machinist Helper "B" and ad-
vanced to Machinist Helper "A"
in 1964. A promotion in 1967
made him a Material Dispatcher.
Later on he worked as an
Equipment Operator 3 until
transferring to the Machinist
Section, where he is presently
an Equipment Tradesman "B"
Mr. Duinkerk's service anni-
versary date is January 13,
Samuel T. Hodge of Mechani-
cal Materials & Facilities Divi-
sion joined Lago's Stewards De-
partment as an Office Boy "B"
in January 1945. After working
as an Apprentice Typist and la-
ter as an Apprentice Clerk he
became a Stenographer I in the
former Colony Service in 1954.
In 1961 he advanced to Chief
Clerk in the General Services
Mr. Hodge was promoted to
Foreman Office in the Store-
house in 1965. On several oc-

casions he has worked as Area
Supervisor and Regional Super-
visor. A Supervisor Materials
since 1971, Mr. Hodge comme-
morated his 30th service anni-
versary on January 15, 1975.
Paul E. Lo Fo Sang has spent
his entire 30-year Lago career
in the Accounting Department,
now Controller's.
He began as an Apprentice
Clerk "C" and worked his way
up through the various clerical
apprentice categories until ad-
vancing to Junior Clerk I. He
subsequently progressed in the
positions of Crude Pricing &
Sales Clerk, Distribution Clerk
and Material Clerk until his pro-
motion to Senior Accounting
Clerk in 1967. Since 1974 he is
a Sr. Accountant in Controller's
Financial Accounting. His ser-
vice anniversary is January 16,
Paulus Croes has worked all
his 30 years in Mechanical Ma-
chinist where he began as a La-
borer "C" in 1945. He became

Everardo Tromp
Demetrio Koolman
Carlos M. Angela
Juan H. Arendsz

a Machinist Helper "B" the fol-
lowing year and a Machinist Hel-
per "A" in 1947. Mr. Croes
progressed to Machinist "C" in
1950 and worked his way up to
Machinist "A" in 1959.
Mr. Croes, who is an Equip-
ment Tradesman "A" Machi-
nist in the Mechanical Depart-
ment since 1968, celebrated his
30th service anniversary on Ja-
nuary 19, 1975.
For the past three decades
Leendert A. Tjong A Hung has
worked in Technical Laborato-
ries where he began as a Sam-
pler "A" in January 1945. In
November that same year he be-
came a Tester "F", and after
working his way through the va-
rious Tester classifications, he
was promoted to Tester "A" in
Lab. No. 1 in 1959.
Mr. Tjong A. Hung was pro-
moted to Jr. Laboratory Assis-
tant in the Inspection Section in
September 1971. He observed
his 30th service anniversary on
January 19, 1975.

- Process Fuels
- Mech. Mat'ls & Facilities
- Mech. Metal Trades

"Esso Oranjestad" Ta Recobrando Fc

(Continua di pag. 2)
otronan a bolbe Aruba den avion.
Mario, kende ta Supervisor Ter-
minal Operations den Process-Oil
Movements, tabata Lago su repre-
sentante ariba e overhaul grand
aki di e remolcador y a percura pa
e trabao ta bon hacd y segun pro-
Leonardo Hodge a supervise tur
trabao di motor den sala di maqui-
na y a yuda pone e motor princi-
pal local el ta yama su "baby"
- bek den maximo condition. El
a ser asisti door di Sylvan, kende
ta nobo den operacionnan di re-
molcador y kende cu e asignacion

aki a haya experiencia practice.
Encarga cu e hopi trabaonan di
checkmento, reparacion, sand-
blasting, verfmento y bolbe arma
e remolcador bek, tabata un gang
di drydock di 35 persona trahando
dos warda, kendenan a haci cada
parti di e diferente trabaonan den
grupo. E hopi trabaonan haci a
inclui suplamento di e remolcador
su parti cu ta bao awa usando 2000
liber di presion di awa pa expone
partinan frustia. Despues di reto-
ca tur e partinan cu un capa di
"silver chromate" anti-corrosivo,
un capa final di pintura corrn cu ta
proteha contra sushi a ser aplica.

E parti abao sol a requeri como 20
galon di cada capa.
Un otro trabao a requeri uso di
elevadornan di cinco ton pa ranca
e shaft di chapaleta cual ta 5 ton,
16 meter largo door di un buraco
di 15 duim den diameter cort6 den
e timon. Esaki tambe a inclui
checkmento cuidadosamente di e
halanan di e chapaleta di 11 pia, 3
duim y cual ta pisa cinco ton.
For di e experiencia cu nan a ha-
ya den e promer revision aki di e
motor principal di "Esso Oranje-
stad" den cinco anja, tin plannan
pa haci e trabao en particular aki
na Lago den un future cercano.

25-Year Service Watch Recipients



aJ nuary 24 1975




Eventonan di 1974
JANUARI Dos towers cayente pa Pipestill 5 y 6 instala............
Tankero Noruego "Berge Duke" ta promer VLCC pa marra na Lago su
wal na rif na 1974.... Giraffe nobo cu nek largo ta yuda haci trabao li-
her na lugarnan halto.... Consehonan pa yuda conserve energia dune
pa rek kilometrahe di gasoline.

FEBRUARI Feria Cientifica Arubano anuncia.... Vice Presidente i a
Johnston ta retire Februari 1.... Elias Fingal di I.R. ta bira Consehero
di Relacionnan Laboral.... Segundo vacuum pipestill nobo (V3AR) ta l *
haci capacidad di facilidadnan HDS bira doble.... Empleadonan envol-
vi den limpieza di refineria.... Ester Marugg corona Reina di Carnaval
di Esso Club.... Phil Griffiths ta bira Asistente Gerente di Technical....
Diez-tres empleado ta dedica nan tempo liber na curso di Electronica
y Automatizacion.... Grupo di empleados di Process ta prepare pa
startup y operation di unidadnan renoba.... Ministronan Hulandes y
Antillano y grupo ta bishita Lago Februari 28.

MAART Edicion special dedica na Carnaval ta present paradanan y i
otro actividadnan.... Lago ta yuda hubentud Arubano adquiri mas y
mehor facilidadnan deportivo.... Lago su Gerente di Mechanical Walter
Terrell ta accept puesto nobo cu Planta di Gasificacion di Carbon....
Ray Farro ta encabeza division nobo di Conservacion di Energia y Con-
trol Ambiental.... Ultimo cuatro unidadnan di Proyecto HDS-II ariba si-
tio yena ta den servicio.... Everett Beaujon ta bira Assistant Lab Divi-
sion Superintendent.... Maris Stella ta habri oficialmente como cas di
anciano Maart 29. J
APRIL 120 Miembro di gerencia ta complete program di desaroyo
pa gerencia dunA door di professor di Indiana University.... Diputado di
Ensenjanza Guillermo Trinidad ta habri Feria Cientifica Arubano.... .
Diez-tres estudiantes ta reparti honornan como ganadornan den Feria I f f F/
Cientifica.... Fuel gas bao presion den sphere awor control door di utj S _
butane vaporizer.... Delegacion parlamentario ta pasa Lago durante
nan bishita na Aruba.... Aruba su promer centro di bario inaugu-
rd na distrito di Noord April 20 .... Lago su promer accountant femeni-
na ta join Compania April 16.... Redactor di Esso News Poi Werleman
ta recibi distinction real ariba Anja di La Reina.

MEI Lago su tug captannan ta recibi entrenamento abordo di tanke-
ro pa bira docking master/marine supervisor.... Subcomlte electric dl
(ContlnuB na pag. 6) AUGUST

i I



1974 Highlights
JANUARY Two new hot towers for Pipestills 5 and 6 installed....
' Norwegian Tanker "Berge Duke" is first VLCC to dock at Lago's Reef
Berth in 1974.... New long-neck giraffe truck aids in fast work at high
elevations.... Energy conservation tips given for stretching gasoline

FEBRUARY Aruba Science Fair announced for March.... Vice Presi-
dent Johnston retires February 1 .... Elias Fingal of I.R. becomes Labor
Relations Adviser.... Second new vacuum pipestill (V3AR) doubles ca-
pacity of HDS facilities.... Employees' involvement stressed in good
housekeeping program.... Ester Marugg crowned Esso Club Carnival
Queen.... Phil Griffith becomes Assistant Technical Manager.... Thir-
teen employees dedicate spare time to Electronics & Automation cour-
se.... Group of Process employees prepare for startup and operation
of revamped units.... Dutch and Antillean Ministers and party visit La-
S go Feb. 28

MARCH Special issue dedicated to Carnival features parades and
other activities.... Lago helps Aruban youth acquire more and improv-
ed sports facilities.... Lago's Mechanical Manbger Walter Terrell ac-
cepts new position with Coal Gasification Demonstration Plant.... Ray
Farro heads new Energy Conservation & Environmental Control Divi-
Ssion.... Last four units of HDS-II project on reclaimed land in ser-
t vice.... Everett Beaujon becomes Assistant Lab Division Superinten-
KI H dent.... Maris Stella officially opened as Old Age Home March 29.

APRIL One hundred and twenty management members complete Ma-
nagement Development Program given by Indiana University profes-
sor.... Island Deputy of Education Guillermo Trinidad inaugurates Aru-
ba Science Fair.... Thirteen students share honors as Aruba Science
Fair winners.... Fuel gas under pressure in spheres now controlled by
butane vaporizer.... Parliamentary delegation stops at Lago while vi-
siting Aruba.... Island's first community center inaugurated in Noord dis-
trict April 20.... Lago's first female accountant joins the Company April
16.... Esso News Editor Poi Werleman receives royal distinction on
Queen's birthday.

-0 MAY Lago tug captains receive shipboard training to become dock-
ing master/marine supervisor.... Electrical sub-committee of Exxon's
Refining Technical Committee meet at Lago for the first time.... Tug
BER (Continued on page 7)


ARSJanuary 24. 1

I Widow of L. G. Smith | | Eventonan di 1974
(Continued from nana 9~

(Cntnudro pr 2

Mr. Ballenger, Thank you for your
very kind remembrance. My child-
ren and I are so proud to receive
the anniversary med al. Our
thoughts are ever with Aruba -
our thirteen years there was the
happiest time of our lives and the
most 'home' we had altogether."
"I remember so well, the day,
my dear husband was called to
make his first trip to Aruba we
were living in Casper, Wyoming,
then and it was an exciting week
for Tom Cooke, Don Smith, Lloyd
and me. We were getting, what
they thought, suitable clothing for
the tropics. Most were too heavy
for them when they reached Vene-
zuela. Lloyd took many photos
which are precious to me."
"I follow with interest the little
newspaper from Aruba. Although
I cannot translate much of Papia-
mento, my interest is ever there."
"Thus I thank you again for your
kind remembrance and hope the
next fifty years will be as fortunate
for the Company and employees
as these last fifty years have been.
My kind regards, Sincerely, (sign-
ed) Lucy Fairhall Smith (Mrs. Lloyd
G. Smith)."
*Editor's note :
(In 1927, when as Assistant Ma-
nager of Manufacturing for Pan
American Transport Co., Mr. Lloyd
G. Smith visited Lago for the first
time with the group that formally
selected this area as the refinery


(Continua di pag. 4)

su Refining Technical Committee ta reuni na Lago pa promer bia-
Tug "Esso San Nicolas" ta haya clutch overhaul den tempo re-
.. Shell team ta gana torneo annual di tennis Shell/Esso teni na

JUNI Gerente nobo di Mechanical Gil Lorenson ta trece experiencia
varia pa Lago.... Maureen Vieira eligi Miss Aruba Juni 1.... Comuni-
dad Arubano alert ariba conservation di bida di animalnan di mondi....
Miss U.S.A. Karen Morrison ta huesped special na Lago.... Phil Grif-
fiths ta haya puesto di Technical Manager Juni 1.... Charlie M. Bate-
man promovi pa Assistant Technical Manager.... VVVA ta lanza pro-
grama tocante di seguridad di trafico na television.... Ministronan An-
tillano ta bishita Lago ariba Juni 21.... Cuarenta estudiantes di colegio
ta cuminza program di entrenamento di verano.... Aruba Sport Unie
ta celebra Olimpiada annual Juni 22.... Odalis Lopez eligi Miss Teenage
Aruba 1974.

JULI Vice Presidente Henry V. Mowell su traslado pa Carter Oil Com-
pany na Houston anunci .... John R. Gibbs, Jr. nombra vice president
di Lago.... Charlanan tocante di Crisis di Energia teni pa gruponan di
servicio y schoolnan.... Ocho empleado di Mechanical ta complete en-
trenamento di "sheet metal layout."

AUGUSTUS Edicion special di Aruba Esso News ariba aniversario
di oro di Lago ta mustra Compania su anjanan den pasado, progreso-
nan, y ta destacA empleadonan cu hopi asia di servicio, promocionnan
di 25 personal di gerencia y 18 empleados cubri pa contract.... Ariba
occasion di 50 aniversario recuerdos ta ser presentA na oficialnan di go-
bierno, empleadonan di compania.... Lago ta anfitrion pa empleado-
nan y nan miembronan di familiar na Esso Club Augustus 10.... Lago
ta present un donacion na San Pedro Hospital.... Pipestillnan 5/6 -
poni den servicio Augustus 8.... Porfirio Croes, Lorenzo Lamper ta cu-
minza asignacion na Canada.... John Every ta cuminza un asignacion
di un anja na Coral Gables.

klas 1949 ta celebra nan
Buckley su asignacion di

y cuatro estudiantes di Lago Vocational School
di 25 aniversario September 12-13.... Ramon
prestamo na Fawley extend te December....

(Continua na pag. 8)


aJ nuary 24 1975

y I
Ja~mnus 0A. 1975ARBESONW

Teodor O. Croes (Process-Oil Mo-
vements, Clean Oils) receives his
30-year service award, while (be-
low) Carlito Werleman (Harbor
Area) is presented his 25-year ser-
vice watch on December 19. Both
presentations were made by Divi-
sion Superintendent August Gen-
ser in the presence of Process Ma-
nager Ted R. Burton.
naor- A ..

Ricardo Ras (Process-Fuels) ac-
cepts his 30-year service award
from Process Manager Ted Burton
in the presence of Division Super-
Intendent Joe Carroll. Mr. Ras' ser-
vice anniversary was Dec. 20.



aJ nuar 24 1975


I 1974 Highlights
(Continued from page 5)
"Esso San Nicolas" undergoes clutch overhaul in record time.... Shell
team wins annual Shell/Esso Tennis Tournament held in Aruba.
JUNE New Mechanical Manager Gil Lorenson brings varied expe-
rience to Lago.... Maureen Vieira elected Miss Aruba June 1.... Com-
munity's attention drawn to conservation of local wildlife.... Miss U.S.A.
Karen Morrison is special guest at Lago.... Phil Griffiths assumes post
of Technical Manager June 1.... Charlie M. Bateman promoted to As-
sistant Technical Manager.... VVVA launches TV quiz program on safe
traffic.... Antillean Ministers visit Lago on June 21.... Forty college
students begin summer training program.... Aruba Sports Union cele-
brates 20th annual Olympiad June 22.... Odalis Lopez elected Miss
Teenage Aruba 1974.
JULY Vice President Henry V. Mowell's transfer to Carter Oil Compa-
ny in Houston announced.... John R. Gibbs, Jr. appointed Lago Vice
President.... Talks on Energy Crisis held for service groups and
schools.... Eight Mechanical men complete training on sheet metal
AUGUST Special Golden Anniversary issue of the Aruba Esso News
features Company's early years, progress, and highlights long-service
employees, promotions of 25 management personnel and 18 covered em-
ployees.... On occasion of 50th anniversary mementos presented to
government officials, company employees.... Lago hosts employees and
family members at Esso Club August 10.... Lago presents cash dona-
tion to San Pedro Hospital.... Pipestill 5 part of the Pipestills 5/6 Re-
vamping Project goes on stream August 8.... Porfirio Croes, Loren-
zo Lamper begin foreign assignment in Canada.... John Every begins
one-year assignment in Coral Gables.
SEPTEMBER Forty-four students of 1949 LVS class celebrate 25th
service anniversary September 12 13.... Skills Training Improvement
Program (STIP) launched for refinery employees.. Get-together held for
retiring Medical Director Dr. G. G. Hendrickson.... Effective supervi-
sion program starts for supervising personnel.... Thirty employees hon-
ored for long service with the Company.... Miss Teenage Intercontinen-
tal pageant held in Aruba September 13 21.... Nine firefighters with
5-year voluntary service receive gold belt buckles during annual volun-
teer firefighters' dinner-dance.
OCTOBER Dr. J. A. M. de Ruyter assumes directorship of Medical De-
partment.... Lago Tug masters Hoo, Gil and Semeleer receive pilot
training in Holland.... Fire safety stressed as part of Fire Prevention
Program.... Spheroid tank # 700 disappears from Lago scene....
Eight Esso (Exxon) tankers visit Lago October 15.... "Skylark" loads
18,289 metric tons of sulfur at Lago's HDS pier October 22 25.... Wa-
ter reservoir becomes obsolete after 31 years of P.H. # 2 service.
NOVEMBER Lago earns first place in 1973 National Safety Council
Contest.... Group of management members attend one-week Kepner-
Tregoe course.... Glass Hazards stressed.... Sixty Mechanical super-
visors engineers and EIS personnel attend two-day Supervisor Welding
Training course instructed by Hobart Brothers representative .... Last
regular management party held at Aruba Golf Club this year.... Jossy
Hunt earns trophy in Shell Nautical Club tournament in Punto Fijo.
DECEMBER New deballasting tank under construction will be six
times the size of present tank ... Energy-saving techniques taught to
help cut down on the family budget.... Esso Club celebrates 25th an-
niversary.... New tank truck in use at Marketing.


Viuda di Lloyd G. Smith
Promer President Residente
Di Lago a Fayece na Merca
Sra. Lucy Fairhall Smith, viuda
di Lloyd G. Smith, Lago su promer
president resident (1944-1946), a
fayece na Cheyenne, Wyoming,
ariba November 28, 1974, na edad
di 83 anja. Servicionan di entierro
a tuma lugar na Cheyenne ariba
December 1. Sra. Smith su sobre-
vivientenan ta tres yiu homber, tres
yiu muher, trinta nieto y cinco biz-
Sra. Smith a bini Aruba na 1933
ora cu Sr. Smith a ser nombra ge-
rente general di Lago y a biba aki
te 1946 ora cu Sr. Smith a ser
transfer pa oficina di New York
como asistente coordinator di ma-
nufacturacion extranhero.
Durante tur e anjanan despues
cu el a bai for di Aruba, Sra. Smith
a keda en contact cu su anterior
"cas" door di correspondencia. Su
cartanan semper tabata refleha e
dianan feliz cual el a pasa aki.
Su ultimo carta cu fecha Sep-
tember 7, 1974, y dirigi na Presi-
dente J. M. Ballenger, kende a
mandele un paki di souvenir ariba
occasion di refineria su di 50 ani-
versario na Aruba, ta bisa en par-
te :
"Apreciado Sr. Ballenger, Masha
danki pa Bo recuerdo cordial. Mi
yiunan y ami mes ta asina orguyo-
so di recibi e medaya di aniversa-
rio. Nos pensamentonan semper
ta ariba Aruba nos diez-tres an-
janan aya tabata e tempo mas fe-
liz di nos bida y esnan mas "ho-
gar" cu nos tabatin. den tur."
"Mi ta corda asina bon, e dia, cu
mi querido esposo a ser yami pa
haci su promer biaha pa Aruba*
nos tabata biba na Casper, Wy-
oming, e tempo ey y tabata un si-
man excitante pa Tom Cooke, Don
Smith, Lloyd y ami. Nos tabata
preparando, loque nan tabata pen-
sa, panjanan adecuado pa e clima
tr6pico. Mayoria di nan tabata mu-
cho pisA pa nan ora cu nan a ye-
ga Venezuela. Lloyd a saca hopi
portret cualnan ta meen asina ho-
pi pa ml."


I Eventonan di 1974
(Continud di pag. 6)
Program STIP lanzA pa empleadonan di refineria.... Empleadonan di
departamento Medico ta reuni pa despedi di Director Medico Dr. G. G.
Hendrickson.... Program di supervision eficaz ta cuminza pa perso-
nal supervisor.... Trinta empleado honra pa nan servicio largo cu Com-
pania.... Concurso Miss Teenage Intercontinental teni na Aruba Sep-
tember 13-21.... Nuebe bombers cu cinco anja di servicio voluntario
ta haya gespo di oro durante di comida y baile annual pa bombers vo-
OCTOBER Dr. J. A. M. de Ruyter ta asumi puesto di director di depar-
tamento Medico.... Lago su tugmasternan Hoo, Gil y Semeleer ta re-
cibi entrenamento pa loods na Hulanda.... Enfasis poni ariba entrena-
mento pa paga candela como parti di Programa di Prevencion di Can-
dela.... Tanki Spheroid # 700 ta desaparece for di escena di Lago....
Ocho tankero di Esso (Exxon) ta bishita Lago October 15.... "Skylark"
ta carga 18.289 ton metrico di azufre na Lago su HDS pier October 22 -
25.... Reservoir di awa ta bai for di servicio despues di 31 anja na
P.H # 2....
NOVEMBER Lago ta gana promer lugar den Concurso di Conseho
Nacional di Seguridad pa 1973.... Grupo di miembro di gerencia ta
participa den curso Kepner-Tregoe durante un siman ... Enfasis poni
ariba peligronan cu glas.... Sesenta supervisor, ingeniero di Mechani-
cal y personal di EIS ta atende un curso di Entrenamento di Welding pa
Supervisordurante dos dia duna pa representante di Hobart Brothers....
Ultimo fiesta di gerencia pa e anja teni na Aruba Golf Club.... Jossy
Hunt ta gana trofeo den torneo di Shell Nautical Club na Punto Fijo...
DECEMBER Tanki di lastre nobo bao construction lo ta seis biaha e
tamanjo di e actual tanki.... Technieknan pa conserve energia ta yuda
reduci gastonan di presupuesto familiar.... Esso Club ta celebra di 25
aniversario.... Tank Truck nobo na uso den Marketing.

"Mi ta sigui cu interest e corant
chikito di Aruba. Aunque cu mi no
por traduci much for di Papia-
mento, mi interest semper ta aya
"Pesey mi ta gradici Bo un bia-
ha mas pa Bo recuerdo simpatico
y mi ta spera cu e proximo cin-
cuenta anjanan lo ser mes afortu-
nado pa e Compania y empleado-
nan manera e ultimo cincuenta an-
janan tabata ta. Mi sinceros salu-

dos. Sinceramente, firmm) Lucy
Fairhall Smith (Mrs. Lloyd G.
*Nota di redactor
(Na 1927, ora cu como Asisten-
te Gerente General di' Manufactu-
racion pa Pan American Transport
Co., Sr. Lloyd G. Smith a bishita
Lago pa di promer biaha cu e gru-
po cu formalmente a scohe e lugar
aki como e sitio pa refineria.)


January 24, 1975