Aruba Esso news
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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: May 6, 1974
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

VOL 35 No. 9


May 6, 1974

Seven Employees Assume Higher Positions in Five Departments

Seven Employees from five
departments were promoted re-
cently. In the Mechanical De-
partment, Felix Bikker was pro-
I moted to Senior Engineering
Technician effective March 1.
C( In the Comptroller's Depart-
q1 ment, Paul E. Lo Fo Sang mov-
ed up to Senior Accountant,

eer in Technical Department,
and Wim Diaz became a Senior
Engineering Technician in the
Process Department. All these
promotions went into effect on
April 1, 1974.

After graduating from the La-
go Vocational School in 1947,

transferred to Technical Depart-
ment assigned to the Control-
house Consolidation Project
where he was involved in phas-
ing all instrument equipment
from the old controlhouses into
the newly built consolidated
computer building, now called
ROC. He subsequently became

mentation. At Lago, he follow-
ed an ICS Industrial Instrumen-
tation and the Philco Electronic
Instrumentation courses. In Li-
ma, Peru, he followed an Instru-
ment Engineering course and an
Automatic Control course, while
in Caracas he attended a Pro-
cess Control Design course. He

P. E. Lo Fo Sang
P. E, Lo Fo Sang

R. M. M. Jessurun

S. Bislip F. E. Dowling

while in the Mathematics Com-
puters & Systems Division
(MCS), Rudolf M. M. Jessurun
was promoted to Senior Engin-
eer and Sixto Bislip advanced
to Systems Analyst, becoming a
management member. Franklin
E. Dowling and Edgar E. DeLan-
noy progressed to Senior Engin-

' rwtllelid a 3LUUld
c Regresando na Aruba recien-
l temente despues di haya su gra-
do den Administracion Comer-
s cial tabata Maria de la Caridad
_ Maduro, yiu muher di Alejandri-
no ("Pancho') Maduro di Tech-
nical Laboratories.
a Maria, kende a especializA den
n Accounting na Bowling Green
0 State University na Ohio, a stu-
dia cu un beca di Lago Scholar-
a ship Foundation recibi na 1970.
SEl ta un graduada di MULO-A
di Maria College na Playa, y
Stambe a sigui dos anja di HAVO
a na Colegio Arubano promer cu
Sel a bai Merca.
Maria a scohe un carrera den
SAdministracion Comercial paso-
bra ta na unda cu e por corda
Ssemper el a gusta traha cu ci-

Felix Bikker was assigned to
Mechanical Instrument as a
Laborer "A". He became an
Instrumentman "A" in October,
1952. Felix worked in all areas
of the Instrument Division until
1965 when he was promoted to
Job Training Instructor in the
Equipment Section. In 1968 he

UU Beca Ul Lago
fra. Un estudiante serio y dedi-
ca na Bowling Green, tambe el
a traha tempo pa haci amistad
y biaha. Durante vacantie di
Pascu y Pascu Grandi el a bi-
shita e parti west di Merca cu
amiganan den busnan grey-
hound. Tambe el a bai ciudad-
nan grand manera New York,
San Francisco y Chicago.
Na e Universidad, el a sirbi
como secretaria/tesorera den e
Asociacion Mundial di Estu-
diantes y tabata un miembro ho-
norario di e Asociacion di Es-
tudiantes Chines.
Anja pasA el a bira e promer
estudiante femenina for di entire
160 estudiantes estranhero pa
gana e premio Gerlach pa su
(ContinuA na pag. 2)


E. E.

W. J. Dlaz

an Area Supervisor and also
worked as Instrument Mainten-
ance Supervisor.
During the past year, Felix
was assigned to the HDS-II In-
strument startup team. In this
capacity, he supervised a group
which prepared and commis-
sioned computer controls on all
of the new HDS-II process units.
This assignment included conso-
lidation of all HDS-I and II con-
trols in a newly expanded sec-
tion of the Refinery Operations
Center (R.O.C.) He has contri-
buted greatly to the successful
transfer of the HDS-I units and
the startup and checkout of
HDS-II control systems.
Since 1962 he has had intens-
ive training in the field of instru-

also took a G.E. 4020 Computer-
Hardware course in Phoenix,
Arizona. In addition, Felix has
taken a series of management
courses at Lago.
Felix's personal interests in-
clude listening to stereo music
and reading. He is also an act-
ive soccer player on the RCA
Vets team. He and his wife Re-
gina have three sons and two
daughters, ranging in age from
22 to 17. Felix is currently
spending his vacation in Call
and Merida.
Next year he plans to visit
two of his sons, both engineer-
ing students, and a daughter
who are studying in Holland.
(Continued on page 2)

F. Bikker

Maria Maduro Promer Accountant
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd. Es

Editor: A. Werleman Co-Editor: Miss L. I. de Lange
Photographer : J. M. de Cuba
Printed by: Verenigde Antilllaanse Drukkerijen N.V.


Maria Maduro puts brains and charm to work here in her new job in
Comptroller's Financial Accounting. Twenty-one-year-old Maria is
the Company's first female accountant.
Maria Maduro aki to pone cerebro y su encanto traha den su tra-
bao nobo den Comptroller's Financial Accounting. Maria, kende
tin 21 anja dl edad to Compania su promer Accountant femenlna.

Promer Accountant Femenina

(Continua di pag. 1)
contribucionnan sobresaliente
den actividadnan intercultural.
Un miembro di e Asociacion di
Tafel Tennis, el a cuminza sin-
ja hunga tennis, y dedica su
mes tambe den practice di lan-
Maria a bolbe bek dos biaha
pa traha na Lago como un es-

tudiante di verano asigna den
Comptroller's Department.
Durante promer part di anja
pasa el a traha dos luna como
part di un program di entrena-
mento den Compact Section.
Actualmente, como Lago su
promer Accountant femenina for
di April 16, el ta asignd den
Comptroller's Financial Section.

Former LSF Student Maria Maduro

Is Lago's First Female Accountant
Returning to Aruba recently by greyhound bus. She also
after obtaining a degree in Bu- went to such large cities as New
siness Administration was Maria York, San Francisco and Chica-
de la Caridad Maduro, daughter go.
of Alejandrino (Pancho) Maduro At the University, she served
of Technical Laboratories. as secretary/treasurer of the
An Accounting major at the Chinese Student Association.
Bowling Green State University Last year she became the first
in Ohio, Maria studied with a female student from among 160
Lago scholarship grant awarded students to win a Gerlach Award
to her in 1970. She is a 1968 for her outstanding contributions
'MULO-A graduate of the Maria to intercultural activities.
College in Oranjestad, and also A member of the Table Ten-
followed a two-year HAVO curri- nis Association, she took up ten-
culum at the Colegio Arubano nis at college and practiced
before leaving for the U.S.A. swimming.
Maria chose a career in Busi- Maria returned twice to Aru-
ness Administration because as ba to work at Lago as a sum-
far back as she can remember mer student assigned to Comp-
she always enjoyed working troller's Department.
with figures. A serious and de- Early last year, she spent two
dicated student at Bowling months on a training program
Green, she also found time to in the Compact Section. Pre-
make new friends and to travel. sently, as Lago's first female
During Easter and Christmas ho- Accountant as of April 16, she
lidays she visited the western is assigned to Comptroller's Fi- I
part of the U.S.A. with friends nancial Section.

I Seven Emplo
Paul E. Lo Fo Sang joined La-
go in 1945 as an Apprentice
Clerk "C" in the Accounting
Department. After working his
way up through the various
clerical apprentice categories,
he advanced to Junior Clerk I
the following year. Paul later
worked as Crude Pricing & Sa-
les Clerk, Distribution Clerk and
Marketing Clerk until his ad-
vancement to Senior Account-
ing Clerk in the Comptroller's
Department in 1965. Two years

Vice President Henry V. Mowell
is on hand during a fire training
session to present a 25-year
service watch to James R.
Gibbs of Industrial Services -
Fire Protection. Bearing witness
to the presentation are Fire
Chief Peterson (2nd left), Indus-
trial Services Administrator
Brlnkman (left rear), friends and
the still smoldering fire at the
Fire Training Ground.

yees Promoted I
from page 1)
later he was promoted to Ac-
countant. At present Paul is a
Group Head in charge of Oil Ac-
A MULO-B graduate of the St.
Paulus School in his native Su-
rinam, Paul worked for two
years at the Surinam Bank and
one year for the U.S. Armed
Forces before -coming to Aruba

At Lago he has followed ICS
courses in Practical and Gene-
ral Accounting, Effective Mana-
gement, Effective Letter Writing, i
the Organizational Development
Lab and most recently the Man-,
agement Development Program.:
Paul's hobbies include tennis,
golf and dominoes. He and his
wife Ilse have a son, who is a,
teacher at the Emmaschool in
Oranjestad, and three daughters
ages 14 to 9. Plans for his next
vacation include a trip to Hol-

Rudolf M. M. Jessurun joined
Lago in August, 1972 as an En-
gineer in Technical Process
Engineering Division, where he
worked as Contact Engineer for
Light Hydrocarbons Division. In
August, last year he transferred'
to the Mathematics Computers'
(Continued on page 4)


May 6, 1974

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May 6, 1974 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3

Following is an article cion di energia door
on the energy situa- di J. K. Jamleson, Pre-
tion by J. K. Jamieson, sidente di Directiva di
Chairman of the Board Exxon Corporation. E
of Exxon Corporation. articulo aki ta aparece
The article appears in den e edicion dl pri-
the spring edition of mavera di e revista
The Lamp Magazine. The Lamp. E version
*** na papiamento lo ser
public den nos si-
Siguiente ta un articu- guiente edicion, Mel
lo tocante di e situa- 17, 1974.

Is The Energy Shortage Real?

Many of you reading this article have doubtless been affected by
shortages of gasoline, home heating oil or some other much taken-
for-granted product. I'm sure you have questions about the current
energy situation, and I'd like to answer those that are asked most
often of us at Exxon.
Probably the first thing you would like to know is how long pre-
sent shortages will last, and unfortunately that's impossible to an-
swer with any degree of certainty. Even when the oil embargo
ends, it will take about 60 days to get new crude supplies delivered
to this country and refined into consumer products. So I can only
say that we are going through a difficult period.
Moreover, the end of the Middle East conflict will not mean the
end of energy shortages for the United States or for the rest of the
World. The problem was emerging prior to the Middle East War
and It will continue for many years to come, not with the same in-
tensity but as a persisting, serious constraint on our freedom of ac-
a There is no doubt in my mind that we Americans must develop
. new habits of energy conservation, and I suspect that in some ways
life styles may be permanently changed. But I wish to emphasize
t. this : the problem Is manageable.
The solution lies in the large scale development of our own oil
o and gas resources, in finding ways to utilize our large reserves of
d coal and in the development of new sources of energy. I am con-
d vinced that this can and will be done. But it will take time and it
i will take a huge amount of money.

It's real.
1- It is surprising to me that in spite of all that has been said on
the subject, some people ask: Is the energy shortage real?
it Apparently some people believe that it is just a gigantic hoax by
1- the oil companies aimed at higher prices and a more compliant
n. government policy.
s, Others are willing to accept the shortage as real, but they be-
is lieve that it exists only because of ineptitude and bungling on the
8 part of the energy industry and the government.
ir It's true that our anticipation of future events has not been per-
rE fect. We in the industry realized that the U.S. was becoming in-
xl creasingly dependent on Middle East oil and that major efforts were
>' needed to develop domestic resources. However, we could not
foresee the Middle East War and the reduced Arab oil supplies
which would follow as a consequence.
e The problem created by this curtailment of supplies would not
n have loomed so large if the industry had earlier been allowed to
s pursue several major projects which for one reason or another
h were forestalled. Oil had been found in Alaska and the construc-
o tion of a pipeline was planned. Had this been built as originally
t projected, some 2 million barrels a day of additional oil would now
be reaching U.S. refineries.
We also found oil in the Santa Barbara Channel, but environmen-
tal obstacles delayed its production.

J. K. Jamleson, Chairman of the
Board of Exxon Corporation.


J. K. Jamleson, Presidente dl
Directive dl Exxon Corporation

There was, perhaps, a general failure to anticipate the impact of
the environmental movement on all forms of energy. Certainly no
one foresaw the consequences of the National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969. For instance, mandated emission control devices on
automobiles have significantly reduced gasoline mileage. On the
supply side of the eguation, a particularly important result of the
Act was to make coal less acceptable for consumption. Five years
ago we predicted an average growth rate for coal of about four per-
cent a year; in fact, growth has turned out to be only one percent
a year. And oil particularly imported oil has had to fill the
gap. I cite these examples not to blame the environmentalists but
to point out that future developments are difficult to anticipate for
all sorts of reasons.
The course of recent events.
I believe most people understand by this time that the Arab pro-
duction cutbacks are genuine and that in consequence countries
around the world have had a reduced supply of oil. It is a fact that
Arab production at the end of 1973 was down 22 percent from its
September level. It is also a fact that the major portion of Europe's
and Japan's oil and about 10 percent of the United States oil sup-
ply had been coming from the Middle East. The shortage was an
inevitable result.
People have asked me why oil imports into the U.S. did not fall
off as rapidly as might have been expected after the embargo began.
The answer is that substantial volumes of oil were in transit or in
storage at that time. Recent data confirm that imports have now
decreased more than 15 percent below the pre-embargo level. And
it must be remembered that winter is the season of highest petro-
leum consumption, and imports were being increasingly relied on to
meet this need.
Some observers looked at published product inventory levels
in the U.S. and saw evidence that the situation was not as bad as
advertised. This was particularly so in the case of distillates, the
category of products that includes home heating oil.
At the end of January, industry stocks were about 50 million bar-
rels above the depressed level of a year ago. This might seem a
sizeable amount. In fact, however, it represented only about 12
days' supply at the normal January rate of consumption, and much
of it was attributable to warmer than usual weather. Had the wea-
ther been colder than normal, mid-winter inventories would have
been substantially lower.
Another factor explaining the distillate inventory level was the
positive public response to requests for energy conservation. Most
consumers have been doing their part throughout the winter by re-
ducing their thermostat settings.
And what about gasoline stocks ? At the end of January, they
were about 6 million barrels below the level of the previous year.
As spring and summer approach, refineries will increase gasoline
production over heating oil. But with the current low inventories,
the United States will begin this coming spring season with lower
than desirable gasoline stocks. And as of February 1, the country's
crude oil stocks were the lowest we have had in the last five years.
(Continued on page 7)



DominolBilliard Tournaments Held at IOWUA Recreation Center April 2012

--1 I I1 11re1r, IUI

Lago employees held Domino and Billiard Tournaments at the
IOWUA Recreation Center the Weekend of April 20-21. Above, mem-
bers of one group concentrate on a domino match. The domino
tournament was won by Storehouse which defeated Metal Trades
19 21.
Empleadonan di Lago a tene un Torneo di Domino y Biyar den
IOWUA Recreation Center e fin dl slman April 20 21. Arlba,
un di e gruponan ta concentra den un wega di domino. E torneo
dl domino a ser gani pa Storehouse cu a derrota Metal Trades
19 21.

| Seven Employees Assume New Positions
(Continued from page 2)

& Systems Division (MCS), Tech-
nical Section, where he has fol-
lowed extensive training on the
General Electric process compu-
ter system. He is currently as-
signed to design and implemen-
tation of various control sche-
mes associated with V2 and
Rudy, who was born in Suri-
nam, attended the Radulfus Col-
lege in Curacao and completed
the HBS curriculum at the Odul-
fus Lyceum at Tilburg, Holland
in 1950. In 1960 he obtained
his master's degree in Chemical
Engineering, and his doctorate
at Delft University of Technolo-
gy in 1969. At the University,
he worked eight years as a re-
search assistant.
After graduation and up to
the time of his Lago employ-
ment, Rudy had been working
as a Process Engineer in the
detergent industry of AKZO,
Household Products Division at
The Hague, Holland.
In addition to Dutch and En-
glish, Rudy is fluent in French,
German, Spanish and Papiamen-
to. At Lago, he has attended
Howard Trier Sessions. He will

soon be attending a Systems
Engineering Course at the Fox-
boro Company Training Center.
Rudy, who devotes most of
his spare time to his family, al-
so enjoys sports. He likes to
swim and play tennis. He and
his wife Griselda have a nine-
year-old son, Carlos.

An HBS graduate from the St.
Dominicus College in Oranje-
stad, Sixto J. Bislip completed
the advanced curriculum of the
John F. Kennedy School in
1961. He was employed at La-
go that same year as an Instru-
ment Helper "B' in Mechanical-
Instrument Division, where he
advanced to Instrumentman "B"
in 1963.
In 1964 he left Company ser-
vices to study in Holland. After
attending the St. Virgilius Colle-
ge in Breda for two years,
where he studied courses in
Mechanical Engineering, Sixto
returned to Aruba. In 1969, fol-
lowing a Pre-Employment Pre-
paratory Program at Lago, he
joined the Comptroller's Sys-
tems & Data Processing Divi-
sion as a Junior Systems & Pro-

In the Billiard Tournament (above), the scores were as follows;
(Den e Torneo dl Blyar, e resultado tabata manera lo sigulente :)
Dominico Farro vs. Channy Vrolijk, 3-2; Nelson Goeloe vs. Erroll
Brown, Erroll won by default; Francisco Croes vs. Ronny Brown,
2-3; Henry Harms vs. Willem Nicolaas, 3-2; Cassin Glel vs. Er-
nie Williams, Ernie won by default.

gramming Analyst. The follow-
ing year he was promoted to
Systems & Programming Ana-
lyst "A".
A Senior Systems & Program-
ming Analyst in MCS Techni-
.cal since 1972, Sixto has been
involved in the development of
new applications at both the Oil
Movements and Refining Control

On his own time, Sixto at-
tended evening classes in Ge-
neral Mechanical Engineering
at John F. Kennedy School. At
Lago he followed the ICS Indus-
trial Instrumentation Course in
1961 and General Electric Soft-
ware Analysis Courses in 1970
and 1972, respectively.
An occasional football player,
Sixto also enjoys swimming, lis-
tening to stereo music and play-
ing the accordion and the
mouth organ. He and his wife
Emmy have a two-year-old
daughter, Natalie. Plans for his
next vacation include a trip to

A 1967 B.S. graduate in Me-
chanical Engineering from the
HTS in Heerlen, Holland, Frank-
lin ("Eric") Dowling joined
Lago that same year. His first
assignment was as an Engin-

eering Technician in Mechani-
cal Engineering's Equipment In-
spection Section. In 1968 he
was promoted to Engineer and
was involved in a Safety Valve
Survey conducted by the Equip-

ment Inspection Group.
The first Mechanical Engin-
eering Division member on the
Refinery Combustion Team since
its inception in early 1973, Eric
was instrumental in the deve-
lopment of guidelines for im-
proved operation of the Esso
forced draft burners. Early last
month he transferred to the new
Energy Conservation and Envi-
ronmental Control Division in
Technical Department where his
main responsibility is in the fur-
nace -combustion area.

Eric has followed several La-
go- sponsored management
courses. In Lima, Peru, he took
a Mechanical Design Course in
1967, an Onstream Inspection
Course in Colombia in 1968,
and a Metallurgy and Metallo-
graphy Course in Cleveland in
1971. Next month he will at-
tend a course on furnaces at
the John Zink Burner School in
Tulsa, Okla.

A fishing and scuba diving
enthusiast, Eric built his 17-ft fi-
ber glass fishing boat in his
spare timq. His other hobbies
include playing dominoes and
working in his garden where he
has a large bamboo plant. He
and his Dutch-born wife Leny
have two children: Patrick (6)
and Inca (4). On his next va-
cation he plans a trip by ferry
to Venezuela.

(Continued on page 8)


May 6, 1974


I Guadeloupe Wins V Sunfish World Championship Held in Aruba April 25-May 2

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Lago employees on the Netherlands Antilles team participating in the V Sunfish World
II Championship held here from April 25 to May 2, are here with former Lago employee
i, Derek Alien (2nd left), who Is now with Esso Inter-America, Coral Gables. They are
(left to right): Rudy Bergfleld, John Yeamans and Lee Stanley. Not in picture is Blaine
Nelson, who came out among the first ten In the championship races. In right picture,
sunfish line up before the race on the beach in front of the Aruba Caribbean Hotel.
I- Below, the race is on. The championship was won by Guadeloupe, with Martinique in
e the second place. Participants hailed from Curaqao, Bahamas, Bermuda, U.S.A., Ca-
Snada, Venezuela, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua, U.S. Virgin Islands, Brit-
I. sh Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Holland, France,
i- England, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, Jamaica and Norway. The Sunfish Championship, '
0o a first in Aruba, was sponsored by the Aruba Nautical Club and the Aruba Yacht Club,
st both active in sailing.

i" Walter Terrel Honored at Farewell Party -.


Ik I .c


During the farewell cocktail party held at the Esso Club on Friday, April 26, for Mechanical Man-
fi- ager Walter Terrell, a large group of management members, turned out to bid him goodbye
his and good luck in his new assignment as Mechanical Superintendent at the Coal Gasification
es Plant near Houston, Texas. Above, a group of management members at the party, while at
he right, Mr. Terrill Is flanked by company secretaries. At right with friends.
any Durante un "cocktail party" di despedlda tenl na Esso Club ariba Diabiema, April 26, pa Geren-
(6) te dl Mechanical Walter Terrell, un grupo grand dl miembro dl gerencia tabata presented pa ya-
va- mele ay6 y deseele bon suerte den su aslgnacion nobo como Superintendente dl Mechanical
rry nna Planta dl Gaslficacion dl Carbon na Houston, Texas. Arlba, un grupo di miembro di geren-
cia na e fiesta, na drechl, Sr. Terrell cu rond dl die un grupo di secretaries. Na drechi cu


Promer Centro di Bario di Aruba

Inaugura den
Residentenan di Noord awor
tin un atractivo y espacioso
centro di recreation caminda
nan por pasa nan ratonan libre
den un ambiente agradable. E
Centro di Barlo di Noord, cual
a ser inaugural ariba Diasabra
April 20, ta e promer di su cali-
dad ariba nos isla.
E ta e parti inicial di un pro-
yecto desaroy8 door di e Orga-
nizacion pa Stimula Centro di
Bario na Aruba (OSTICEBA),
cual ta patrocinh pa e Funda-
cion di Asistencia Social di Hu-
landa. Tin plannan pa even-
tualmente desaroya un centro
na cada distrito ariba nos isla.
Financi& pa e fundacion na
un costo total di FIs. 169,000, e
construction di e agradable y
modern edificio aki a cuminza
anja past door di Werleman
Construction Company. E centro
tin un inventario y equipo na
valor di FIs. 24,000.

: I

Distrito di Noord
lidadnan pa volleyball, basket-
ball, tennis, biyar y otro depor-
te. Pa e muchanan chikito, tin
un speeltuin net patras di e edi-
ficio cual ta un regal di Kiwa-
nis na comunidad di Noord.

This sign denotes Kiwanis do-
nation to the Noord Community:
a playground built by local Ki-

Felix Flanegin answers questions pertaining to the new center dur-
ing a press conference on April 20. Arrow shows one of two Lago
employees who are boardmembers, Vicente Semeleer.
Felix Flanegin ta contest preguntas tocante di e centro nobo du-
rante un conferencia di prensa April 20. Flecha ta indica uno dl e
dos empleadonan di Lago den e comlslon, Vicente Semeleer.

E edificio ta situA net patras
di clinic di Dr. Lin na Noord
No. 74 ariba 5000 metro cuadrd
di terreno.
Cu un total di 840 metro cua-
dra di superficie, e edificio tin
un sala di conferencia, un sala
pa studio cu biblioteca, facili-
dadnan pa cushina y bar, un
patio y pista di bailey. Tambe
tin un plataforma of podium pa
oradornan y pa presentation di
conhunto y artist. Actualmen-
te e centro ta ofrece facilidad-
nan pa various tipo di weganan
paden, mientras cu tin plan den
future inmediato pa inclui faci-

E centro lo ta habri diaria-
mente durante parti di atardi y
den fin di siman y ariba dianan
di fiesta den dia tambe. E cen-
tro, cual ta gratis pa tur hende,
lo ta den man di e Directiva di
Centro di Bario di Noord, cual
ta encabezh pa Felix Flanegin.
Como miembronan di directive
tin dos empleado di Lago, Vi-
cente Semeleer, un Building
Tradesman "A' y Marcolino
Christiaans, un Metal Trades-
man "A", tur dos di Mechani-
cal Construction & Turnaround
/Facilities Division.
Pa recauda fondo pa mante-



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The Noord Community Center is situated on 5000 square meters
of land. Notice St. Anne's Church at a distance.
E Centro di Bario di Noord ta situs ariba 5000 metro cuadrh dl
terreno. Nota miss dl Sta. Ana na un distancla.

Island's First Community Center

Inaugurated i
Residents of Noord now
boast an attractive and spa-
cious recreation center where
they can spend their leisure
hours in a pleasant environ-
ment. The Noord District Com-
munity Center, which was inau-
gurated on Saturday, April 20,
is the first of its kind on the is-
land. It is the initial part of a
project developed by the Or-
ganization for Stimulating Com-
munity Centers in Aruba (OSTI-
CEBA), which is under auspi-
ces of the Dutch Social Assist-
ance Foundation. Plans are to
eventually develop a center at
each district on the island.
Financed by the Foundation
at a cost of FIs. 169,000, the
construction of this fine, mo-
dern building began last year
by Werleman Construction Com-
pany. It is situated just behind
Dr. Lin's clinic at Noord No. 74
on 5000 m2 of land. The cen-
ter's inventory and equipment is
valued at FIs. 24,000.
With 840 square meters of
floor space, the building houses
a large recreation room, study
room and library, office and

ne e edificio, e Comision tin
plan pa tene bailey, bende rifa,
tene "bake sale", etc.
Nan lo organize diferente ac-
tividadnan manera programanan
di pelicula, fiesta, torneo, lectu-
ra, mientras cu tambe nan lo
duna cursonan di cushina, co-
se, cuido di much y trahamen-
to dl obra di man.

n Noord District
conference room, kitchen and
bar facilities, dressing room and
shower facilities, a lounging
area and dance floor. There is
also a stage or platform for pa-
nel discussions or music bands.
At present the center offers
facilities for various types of in-
door games, while plans for the
immediate future includes faci-
lities for volleyball, basketball,
tennis, billiards and other
sports. For the younger set,
there is a playground right be-
hind the building which is a gift
of the Kiwanis to Noord.
The center will be open every
afternoon on weekdays, and on
weekends and holidays also du-
ring the day. It may be used
freely by all. The center will
be operated by the Board
of the Noord District Com-
munity, which is headed by Fe-
lix Flanegin. Serving on the
committee as board members
are Lago employees Vicente Se-
meleer, a Building Tradesman
'A", and Marcolino Christiaans,
a Metal Tradesman "A", both of
Mechanical Construction &
Turnaround/Facilities Division.
To obtain funds to maintain
the building and facilities the
Committee will organize dan-
ces, sell raffles, hold bake sa-
les, etc. They will have diffe-
rent activities such as film pro-
grams, parties, tournaments,
lectures, while courses in cook-
ing, sewing, child care and
handicrafts will also be given.

6 mo

May 6, 1974

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I May 6, 1974 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7

Exxon's average

SIs The Energy Shortage Real?

II (Continued from page 3)

Managing inventories and refinery runs is not a simple matter.
r If average temperatures for this entire winter should be warmer than
normal, and if people continue to cooperate by setting their thermo-
t stats below accustomed levels, heating oil stock at the end of the
season will be above expectations. We will then have survived the
d winter with no great damage. I would call that the result of good
d luck with the weather combined with commendable public efforts at
conservation. Someone else, however, might say that it was further
Evidence that there was no shortage to begin with. They would be
wrong, but I can readily see why people long used to cheap and
Sample energy find it hard to accept such a radically new situation.

The world's appetite for oil.

i The major cause for what we in the industry see as a persisting
II problem lies in the fact that world demand has been doubling every
D, 13 years. The supplies to meet that demand have come from va-
t rious sources, but for some decades the only major increasing
e source of supply has been oil and gas. Now there are growing
if signs that oil and gas will not be so readily available to meet future
ir To reverse the current trend of declining domestic production, we
,, will have to search for oil and produce it in increasingly hostile en-
lu vironments offshore and in the far north. New decisions will be
e, needed to step up activities in Alaska and leasing in offshore
vii waters Meanwhile, of course, demand will continue to grow.
in Outside the United States there are prospects that more oil will
m be found, but not nearly enough to meet expanding needs except
-e perhaps in certain local areas. For example, British offshore oil,
:hi when developed, might conceivably be enough to meet a large part
?r of British demand for a while. In major consuming areas as a
;e whole, supplies will continue to be tight.
n* Trying times ahead.

It is true that very large quantities of oil reserves remain in the
SMiddle East, and if they were produced at maximum possible phy-
ai sical rates there would be enough to meet the needs of consuming
th areas, including the U.S., for some years. But it has become
ar clear that the world cannot count on production at these high rates.
s Moreover, even these large reserves are not without limit, and no
fftime must be wasted in developing new energy sources to meet fu-
"rture requirements.
o, The situation that now confronts us is both paradoxical and chal-
anlenging. The paradox is that the world is probably entering a sus-
retained period of energy scarcity even though there remains an
abundance of resources in the earth's crust. The energy locked

profit on all petroleum products sold in 1973 was
about 1.9 cents per gallon.

J. K. Jamieson, Chairman

up in coal, shale, tar sands and the atom is enormous. There's no
question that it can be extracted. But it cannot be done quickly
or inexpensively. A number of technical problems must be solved,
such as the disposal of spent shale. In addition, the number of
new, very costly facilities that would have to be installed is so great
that they simply could not be put in place overnight. For example,
it now takes eight or nine years to get a nuclear plant on stream
in the United States. There is no hope that energy from these sour-
ces will supplant conventional oil and gas for many years.
But at least the long-run economic feasibility of these develop-
ments is no longer in question ; rapidly increasing prices of foreign
oil have seen to that. Projects that appeared unpromising when
three dollars a barrel was a high price for crude oil look very dif-
ferent at today's prices.
Meanwhile, until new technology can be developed, we face a
difficult period of 10 to 15 years of continued heavy reliance on
conventional petroleum.

Profits and capital.

I have spoken to many people who agree generally with my as-
sessment of the energy situation, but who are nevertheless critical
of the petroleum industry. They understand why supplies are tight,
but they ask why this should hurt everyone except the oil compa-
nies. They accuse us of reaping huge profits at the expense of
the consuming public.
Let me say two things about these profits. First, they must be
seen in perspective, not isolated to a single year or a single compa-
ny or industry. In Exxon's case, for instance, we recently announc-
ed estimated earnings for 1973 of $2.44 billion. This compared very
favorably with 1972 but that was a year in which earnings show-
ed almost no gain over the previous year. In the larger perspective
of a decade 1963 through 1972 the petroleum industry's re-
turn on investment was consistently lower than the average returns
of all other U.S. manufacturing firms. Even with today's relatively
high profits for the oil industry, many nonpetroleum companies have
regularly been making comparable or higher returns.
We are a very large company with large total profits. These big
numbers are sometimes difficult for people to grasp, but since al-
most everyone is accustomed to buying petroleum products in gal-
lons, you may be interested to know that our average profit per gal-
lon on all the products we sold last year was about 1.9 cents.
The second point about profits, whether high or low, is that they
have an essential economic function. They signal to the investor
that too much or too little is being invested in this or that direction.
Surely, today's need is for investment in energy resources. And for
this, the industry needs profits.
Our own investment plans are expanding at an unprecedented
rate. Last month we announced outlays for 1974 of $ 3.7 billion.
Over the next four years we foresee Exxon's total capital spending
in the neighborhood of $16 billion, with most of this going into ex-
ploration for oil and gas reserves, construction of transportation fa-
cilities and the development of new sources of energy.
Where will all this money come from 7 A substantial portion of
it must, of course, be derived from earnings, in addition to other
sources. Certainly, if our profits had remained at the levels of 1972
or earlier years, the financing problem would be even greater than
it is.
Let me restate briefly what I've been saying. The energy pro-
blem is real. It is not just a temporary result of the Middle East
War. It will be with us for a number of years and will require great
care in the management of our affairs. It calls for economy in the
use of conventional energy and concentration on the development
of new energy sources.
It is a problem that human ingenuity and determination can solve.

February 11, 1974

Aay E, 1

Two groups of employees from
different departments attended a
First Aid Refresher Course from
April 22 25. The 8-houri
course for each group was
opened by Dr. J. J. Waasdorp,'
Senior Physician at the Medical':
Dos grupo di empleado di dife-
rente departamento a participa.
den un Curso di Repetlclon dl
Promer Auxillo den Administra-
tion Building April 22- 25. E
curso di 8-ora pa cada grupo a
ser habrl door di Dr. J. J. Waas- I
dorp di Medical Center. I

Teaching the course was form-
er Lago Head Nurse U. GIlhuys.
At right, a mannequin called
Resuscl-Anne is "revived' by
Gregory Willems during a de- .'
monstration of the mouth-to .*
mouth resuscitation method. t

Sinjando e curso ta anterior He-
fe di Nurse dl Lago U. GIIhuys.
Na drechi, un popchi yami Re-
suscl-Anne ta ser "revlva" door
dl Gregorlo Willems durante un
demonstration di e metodo di
duna respiracion di boca pa bo-


Edgar E. ("Eddy") De Lannoy
started at Lago ten years ago
after graduating from the Rot-
terdam HTS in Holland with a
B.S. degree in Mechanical En-
gineering. His first assignment
was as an Engineer in Mechani-
cal Engineering, Equipment In-
spection Section. He subse-
quently worked in Technical -
Project Engineering Section and
in the former Mechanical M&C
Division where he acted as Area

After working in the Engin-
eering Technical Services and
Contract Development Sections,
he was assigned to the Cost
Engineering Section, from which
he transferred to the Project
Engineering Section late last

Eddy is currently the Job lea-
der on two projects which will
increase the pitch burning ca-
pacity at both Powerhouses and
also the project to modernize
Lago's slop and deballasting fa-

Eddy has followed courses in
Effective Management, Mecha-

Seven Employees Assume New Positions
(Continued from page 4)

nical Design, O.D.L. and Effec-
tive Letter Writing. At present
he is following a Modern Busi-
ness Course from the Alexander
Hamilton Institute, U.S.A. in his
spare time.

As a hobby, Eddy plays tennis,
does various types of handi-
crafts and repairs at home and
prepares favorite dishes. He is
a Jaycee member since 1971.
Eddy and his wife Editha,
sons Gregory (5) and Etienne
(4), plan a vacation to Bonaire
by ferry from Curacao.

A former Lago Vocational
School apprentice, Wim J. Diaz
joined Technical Process En-
gineering as an Engineering
Trainee "E" in 1952. Later, af-
ter advancing through the Jr.
Engineering Assistant catego-
ries, he became an Engineering
Assistant "B" in 1961.

Wim was promoted to Sr. En-
gineering Assistant in 1965, and
to Engineering Technician in
1967. In 1968 he transferred to
Mechanical Engineering Divi-
sion, assigned to Instrument En-
gineering Section. During the

past two years, Wim has been
assigned to the HDS-II start-up

During the expansion of the
Refinery Operations Center
(ROC) he coordinated instru-
ment work and later prepared
an operating manual and con-
ducted training covering the
newly expanded ROC facilities.
Next, he was assigned to the
ROC Consolidation project and
was responsible for 'computer
file building and documentation.
At present, Wim supervises a
group of instrument men to re-
build and adapt existing com-
puter control systems for the
expanded Nos. 5/6 Pipestills.

Wim has followed numerous
courses at Lago. which in-
clude : Fortran Programming,

C. I. E. Industrial Automation
course, ICS Chemical Engineer-i
ing Course, Kepner-Tregoe and
most recently the Management
Development Program. At Fox-
boro, he took a course in Fun-
damentals of instrumentation.

In his spare time, Wim loves
to tennis and work in his gard-
en. A member of the Savaneta
Church Choir, he also sings in
the Aruba Community Choir at
Christmas time.

On his next vacation, he and
his wife Lina, son Edilbert (16),
daughters Annelien (11) and Na-
talie (6) plan to take a ferry trip
to Venezuela and drive in their
car to Maracaibo and Merida.


NICOLAS RAFINI died in Aruba on February 12, 1974 at the
age of 82. He had worked at the wharves and retired on April
1, 1950 after 25 years of service.



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