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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: February 1, 1964
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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VOL. 25, No. 2


SI'GGESTER OF the month is H. ahlilngen of Process-Receiving and
Shipping. He received an initial cash award of FIs. 425 for his idea to re-
vampl line connections at No. 3 and 4 Finger Piers which will increase the
flexibility and utilization of the installations.
SUGERIDOR DI lnma ta H. Bahlingen di Process-Receiving & Shipping.
El a ricibi un premnio na placa di FIs. 425 pa su idea pa renoba coneccion-
nan di linja na Finger Piernan No. 3 y 4 cual lo aumenta e flexibilidad y
utilizacion di e inslalacionnian.


Union Board, Miembronan di Management

A Tende Operacionnan di Lago Discuti
E realismo di e expression operationn cu costo abao" a form e base
di discusionnan reciente cu dos grupo di empleadonan di Lago. Cu
esaki no tabata un conception idealistico, pero mas bien un modo duro
y dificil di operation di refineria tabata expresA na e grupo di miem-
bronan di directive di Lago. E mes discusionnan mas anterior a sirbi


como un piologo pa negociacionnan
entice Lago y Independent Oil Woi- worde midi of compaid ,ii e nivel di
ke is Union of Ae nlVll dl
keis Union of Aiuba. costonan cuL ta worde reconoci como
E discusionnan a w'tde lpepaa lun operation eficiente den industrial
doo di e gi lpo negorlador di Lago petrolero Esaki ta e standard esta-
pa duna antecedentes di e asunonan bleci door di e industrial, y "Jersey,
y faclita comprension pa mienil,'i- Creole y Gobierno Venezolano tiur ta
nan di Union Director di Lago F. W. hopi interest coin bon nos ta com-
Switzer a haya cu e discussiol:nan pa cu e standard aki."
tabata necesai, pasobra "nos tin tin Lago tin un desventaha Manera
iteies comun den e operation stis- S. Swtzer a nota, "Lago n e-
t Switzer a nota. 'Lago ta un -c-
factorio y continuo di e icfineiia." r a nt "
aoot onto di e efmera, fineria bieuw cu nlester compete cu
E exito di y pa plantanan moderno." E proper pre-
di stu naturaleza intei-iealiona, e ocupacion di invertidornan ta Lago
exito pa empleadonan y comunidad su abilidad pa funciona eficiente-
ta depend ariba costonan abao.. E ente y na tn anea competitive
mente y na "n n oanera competitive.
cuadro di costo, brillanteniente pin-Cost refinacion semper lo order
.- i dr Co *,, R Costo d refnaction semper Io worde
ta door di Compti oller R F. Dil- LS pa midt con bon nos ta opera y,
worth, a munstra (u "sin costonani manera Sr. Dilworth a comnenta
abao nos no por keda den negocio "esey lo dicidi a lo largo cu si nos
E declaracion aki tahata uno di e lo keda den negoshl"
Suiatro conclusionnan, cu a duna tin
resumnen di e ilustlacion di cost E, No Reserva Grande


Esso


PUBLISHED BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.


Union Board and Management Members Hear


Bargaining Group Discuss Lago Operations
The realism of the term "low cost operation" formed the basis of
LI Ii WUA RBargr ininng recent discussions with two groups of Lago employees. That this is
Lago- IWUT Baraining not an idealistic conception but rather a hard and difficult mode of
SSSIOns Attended By 20 1 refinery operation was expressed to Lago's members of management
Sessions uu group. The same discussions earlier had served as prologue to Lago
The bargaining of a new Collectve and Independent Oil Workers Union
Working Agreement for Lago em- of Aruba negotiations. can have simply by spending money,"
iployees is currently underway. The The discussions were prepared by said Mr. Dilworth. Costs are of pa-
Sfirst joint Lago-Independent Oil Lago's bargaining team to supply amount importance.
Workers Union of Aruba session ws background and ease understanding Almost half of Lago's costs are in
held Jan. 13. for Union members. Lago Director salaries, wages and benefits, which
SThe second meeting of Lago and F. W. Switzer felt the discussions Mr. Switzer stated are not exceeded
Union representatives was used to pertinent because "we have a corn- in the Netherlands Antilles. In his
present the viewpoints and back- mon interest in the successful and cost discussion, Mr. Dilworth said
ground materials of both negotiating continuing operation of the refinery." that the total refining cost is deter-
parties. The IOWUA is represented The refinery's, and because of the mined "not only by the level of
In the bargalmng sessions by the interlocking nature, the employees' wages and benefits which are paid
thirteen members of the board The and community's success depend on to employees, but also by the num-
Lago bargaining group comprises low costs. The cost picture, lucidly ber of employees. It is obvious that
seven members drawn by Comptroller R. F. Dil- any radical increase in the labor cost
At the bargaining table represent- worth, showed that "without low would automatically and substanti-
Ing Lago are Director F. W. Switzer, costs we cannot remain in business." ally increase the total cost of Lago
Process Manager G. L. MacNutt, The statement was one of four con- refining."
Mechanical Manager J. R. Proterra, clusions which summed up the cost Reference was drawn to other
Comptroller R. F. Dilworth and H. F. picture. The others: (a) "cost and Jersey refineries' costs, and although
Couzy of the Technical Department. not profit measures our effectiven- this has been the subject of discus-
J. V. Friel, Industrial Relations De- ess; (b) our only asset is a low cost sion many times, Mr. Dilworth reit-


pariment manager, is aavisor, ana E.
F. Welch, also of the Industrial Rc-
lations Department, is secretary.
The negotiators for the Union are
F. L Maduro, president; M. de Cuba,
vice president; L. Albus, secretary,
Pedro Brook, treasurer; J. M. Diaz,
D. Flemming, J. V. Yarzagaray and
D. Maduro. Also in attendance and
participants as alternates are J. F.
Bareno, R. A. Colina, J. Croes, E. S.


Pellegrim and H. E. Reeberg.
Solo Nunca Ta Baha Ariba
Mercadonan di Lago, Red
Di Nacion Rond di Mundo
E wielnan di progress di Lago ta
draal continuamente. E resultado ta
cu en realidad solo nunca ta baha
den e red gigantesco di mercadonan
di Lago, cu a inclui mas cu ochenta
di e nacionnan di mundo durante
1963. Pa mantene un cantidad con-
stante di e sanger vital di e petroleo
aki den centronan y complexnan in-
dustrial rond di globo, Lago a pro-
I duci 170,398,648 barril di petroleo re-
I find anja pasa.
| menlh r hlienta r. n,-lrll, ,.d-nn. i


otlonan ta. la) costo y no canashi rp' o- ir, r
otronan ta. a costo y no ganas E niemnbronan di Union a worde Lago cu a surpass otronan hopi, ta-
ta e mnidir pa nos eficacia; (b) nos iecorda den nan reunion y e niem- bata Estados Unidos cu a consumi
unico ventaha ta tn operacon ct bionan di directiva den nan confer- mas of menos 43.50 por ciento pa
cost abao; y (c) personal y bene- encianan na Esso Club cu Aruba no uso domestic. Contando e consume
fictonan mayolmente ta determina tin un reserve grand di petroleo ni military pa forzanan armA di Estados
costonan total t un mercado grand dentro di su fron- Unldos local y den estranheria, e
Lgo su operation ta wore mlid tera national. "Tur loke nos tin ta percentage ta casi cincuenta por
como tin inveis on segun e nivel d utn reflneria cu cualkier pais of cual- clento.
cost y no loke e ganancia d e comn- kler otro compania por tin simple- Productonan di Lago a yega e seis
pano ta nnstra. E operacon di mente door di gasta e placa pesey," divisionnan mas grand di terranan
Lago, Sr Dlworth ta splica, esen- Sr. Dlworth a hisa. Costonan ta di mi undo y na camina a bai tambe
cialmente ta pa caba petoleo suprenio importancla. pa hopi di e islanan mas chikito cu
crudo pa productonan cu por woide s ne d a
crbendi. E eficacia di Lago pese, ta Casi mltar di Lago su costonan ta ta plama den e oceanonan grand di
end E efca d Lago pesey, ta pa salaronan, sueldonan y benefi- mundo. Productonan a worde entre-I
Idea di H. Bahlingen Conan, cal Sr. Switzer a bisa no ta ga na puntonan plama ariba tur la-'
Sn worde surpassa den Antillas Holandes. titud for di Groenland y Islandia te
Ta Gana Pre o y Titulo Den s discussion d cost, Sr. Dil- na e regionnan di caza bayena den
Sa i worth a bisa cu e costo total di re- Antartlca.
Di Sugeridor di Luna fnacion ta ser determine "no sola- Segun longitud, e entregonan a ba,
Un pago initial di Fs. 425 na H. mente door di e nlvel dl sueldonan for di Aruba pa Azores te na e pais-
Bahlingen, e sugiciador di lu 425 na H. y beneflclonan ci ta worde paga na nan Europeo y pa e nacionnan Afri-
Bahlingen, e hugeidor di luna pa empleadonan, pero tambe pa e can- cano nobo y bieuw; nan a yega Tulr-
December, a hiba e prenionan ai tidad di empleadonan. Ta evidence cu kia y Aden den Medio Oriente; na
placa efectivo pa 1963 na n total di cualkier aumento radical den costo Oriente y Lejano Oriente nan a yega
over Fls. 10,905. Ideanan aceptd a di trahadornan lo aumenta automa- India, Indonesia y Japon; nan a wor-
paga 665 nan sugeridornan n total di tcamente y substancialmente e cos- de entrega na Hawaii; y den Hemis-
F 65 na December. to total di refinacion di Lago." fero Occidental nan a bai pa casi
E empleado di Receiving & Ship- Referencia a word haci na costo- tur paisnan di America del Norte y
ping, Sr. Bahlingen, a sugern in me- nan di otro refinerianan di Jersey, y Del Sur.
todo den cual e renobacion di conec- aunque esaki tabata e topico di dis- E product produce na mas grand
cionnan di linja na Finger Piernan cusion hopi bez, Sr. Dilworth a bolbe cantidad tabata fuel oil regular cual
No. 3 y No. 4 lo haci possible pa ba- repiti e hecho cu "tan tempo cu nos tabata represent 48.76 por ciento di
pornan descarga mas cu un grado di costonan ta compared favorablemente e total di production. Despues di
crudo na mes tempo. E idea ta eu otronan, nos por keda den ne- esaki a sigui gasoil cu 15.15 por
aumenta flexibllidad y utilizacion d goshi. Na ki memento cu nos no por ciento y fuel oil special cu 8.06 por
e wafnan. tene nos costonin abao na nan nivel, ciento. Otro productonan represen-
Diezun otro empleadonan di Lago nos ta ariba camina pa trobbel." tando mas cu un por ciento di pro-
a comparti e balance di e premionan Tocante ganashi y costo, Sr. Swit- duccion total tabata:
di CYI. (Continua na pagina 2) (Continua na pagina 5)


operation; and (c) labor and bene-
fits largely determine total costs."
Lago's operation is looked at as an
investment according to the level of
costs and not by what the company's
profits show. The Lago operation,
explained Mr. Dilworth, is essentially


rated the fact that "as long as our
costs compare favorably with others
we can remain in business. Any time
we can't keep our costs down around
theirs, we are heading for trouble."
Profits and Costs


to change crude oil into salable pro- With relation to profits and costs,
ducts. The effectiveness of Lago, Mr. Switzer pointed out that Jersey
therefore, is measured or compared Standard's profit picture has abso-
[with the level of costs that are re- lutely no bearing on how well Lago
cognized in the petroleum industry is doing. Lago could have a very
as an efficient operation. This is the poor year and Jersey could have a
standard set by the industry, and good one, or the situations could be
"Jersey, Creole and the Venezuelan reversed. Lago must account for its
Government are all greatly concern- own actions. According to Mechani-
ed in how well we measure against cal Manager J. R. Proterra, Lago
this standard." ,feels its responsibility to its employ-
Lago is at a disadvantage. As Mr. ees and community as well as its
Switzer noted, "Lago is an old ref- owners. Lago management is aware
inery competing with modernplants." of the employees' desire "for stable
Primary concern to the investors is employment and the best possible
Lago's ability to function efficiently livelihood," and the community's
and competitively. Cost of refining need "for the business and income
will always be used to measure how generated by the operation of the
well we are doing, and, as Mr. Dil- refinery."
worth commented, "decide whether, Speaking of objectives, Mr. Swit-
in the long run, we will continue in zer said that "management shares
business." with the Union the objective of job
The Union members in their meet- security for Lago employees." The
ing and the members of manage- Lago director made reference to
ment in their sessions at the Esso basic human desires for security and
Club were reminded that Aruba does survival and explained that these
not have a vast oil reserve or large needs are not satisfied by just want-
market within national boundaries, ing them. "Lago and its employees
"All we have is a refinery which will not survive or be secure if we
any country or any other company] (Continued on page 5)

PR Maintains '0' Frequency, Shares

Laurels with IR in Off-the-Job Safety
For the second consecutive year, employees of the Public Relations
Department maintained a zero frequency in the off-the-job safety con-
test, having gone twenty-four months, since the contest began, with-
out a disabling injury. Industrial Relations Department employees
were winners in the calculable group, with the lowest rate, 6.46, and
the greatest amount of improvement.


Public Relations is the sole winner
and contestant left in the "0" freq-
uency rate group. There were three
in 1961 and two in 1962.
For the entire company, the off-
the-job disabling injuries rose by
eighty-nine, soaring the frequency
rate from 19.29 in 1962 to 28.04 last
year.
The opinion that Lago employees
who perform safely on the job some-
times tend to let their guard down
at home was borne out by the total
of 350 disabling injuries, including
two fatalities, off the job. Of the
total, 209 occurred at home. Thirty
nine were caused by falls, sixty-two
by slips or over exertion, sixty-one
by striking against some object and
twenty-six by being struck by an ob-


ject. The balance was due to mis-


cellaneous causes.
For their efforts, members of both
the Public Relations and Industrial
Relations Departments will receive
individual awards, last year a key
chain was given, and the depart-
ments will receive plaques.
During 1964, the departmental con-
tests will continue, using the 1963
rate as a base, but it is proposed
that the Mechanical, Process and
Technical Departments be split into
divisions and participate on that
basis. Additional awards will also be
given to departments showing an
improvement of twenty-five per cent
or more over their 1963 record.
Details of the regrouping will be
announced in a future edition of the
Aruba Esso News.


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2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS Fear 1, 19
February 1, 1964


ARvsBA NEws
PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER SATURDAY, AT ARUBA. NETHERLANDS
ANTILLES, BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Printed by the Aruba DrukkerU N.V., Neth. Ant.
W. C. HOCHSTUHL, Editor
E. VILLANUEVA, Assistant Editor


Safety Slips for 'Slips'
In a relative sense, as the air we breath is full of dust and other
germ-bearing particles, so, too, is the area in which we conduct our
everyday lives filled with potential hazards. While we cannot discon-
tinue breathing, neither can we refrain from engaging in activities
necessary for living.
On the other hand, there is something we can do to cut down on the
number of hazards we are exposed to both on our jobs and at home.
At Lago, or at home, there are unsafe situations which present them-
selves and are hazards until eliminated.
Often they are far removed from the actual refining operation -
a pencil dropped on the floor, for example, can result in serious injury
to the unwary office worker who happens to step on it a drawer left
open has an enormous magnetism for the human shinbone the list
is endless.
Most important, though, is the attitude that develops once there is
an awareness that hazards are as much around us in an office building
as they might be in the midst of the largest refinery in the world.
Since the safety slip program started (see graph on page six), the
injury rate has been inversely proportional to the reporting of hazards
- with a high number of safety slips, the injuries lessened. Hazards
are around us constantly, so what is indicated by the high slip response
is that we're thinking about safety, and so are less apt to commit the
unsafe acts which result in accidents and injury.
Often we become so comfortable in the surroundings in which we
work that unsafe situations are allowed to develop. In this regard, we
are our brother's keeper. It is everyone's job to conduct himself in a
safe manner. Documentation, by means of the safety slip program,
should be recognized as an essential component of good job perform-


ance.
When you see a "slip" of safety, have it corrected, turn in a safety
slip, and then remind yourself that you could have been its victim.


Slip di Seguridad pa 'Slip'
Den un sentido relative, mescos cu e aire cu nos ta respira ta yen di
stof y otro partinan chikito cu ta contene microbio, asina tambe e lugar
den cual nos ta hiba nos bida di tur dia ta yen di possible peligronan.
Mientras nos no por stop di hala rose, tampoco nos no por laga di
ocupa nos mes den actividadnan necesario pa biba.
En cambio, tin algo cu nos por haci pa reduci e cantidad di peligro-
nan na cual nos ta exponi tanto na nos trabaonan como na cas Na
Lago of na cas, tin situacionnan peligroso cu ta present nan mes y
nan ta peligronan te ora nan worde eliminA.
Hopi bez nan ta hopi leuw for di berdadero operation di refinacion
- por ehempel, un potlood cu cai ariba suela por result den un acci-
dente serio pa e trahador di oficina sin cuidao cu por trapa ariba dje
un laatchi di cabinet laga habri ta mescos cu un magneet pa e palo di
pia di hende, e lista ta sin fin.
Mas important, sinembargo, ta e actitud cu ta desaroya una vez cu
ta word realize cu peligronan ta mes tanto rond di nos den un oficina
cu nan por ta den centro di e refineria mas grand di mundo.
Desde cu e program di slipnan di seguridad a cuminza (mira e
grafico ariba pagina seis), e cifra di accident ta proporcionalmente
contrario na e reportamento di peligronan cu un cantidad grand di
slipnan di seguridad, e accidentenan a baha. Peligronan ta rond di nos
constantemente, asina ta cu loke ta indicA door di e reaction cu un
numero halto di slipnan ta cu nos ta pensando tocante seguridad, y
pesey nos ta menos apto pa compete actonan contra seguridad cu ta
result den accident y desgracia.
Hopi bez nos ta haya nos mes asina comfortable den e becindario
den cual nos ta traha cu situacionnan contra seguridad ta word per-
miti pa desaroya. Den e respect aki, nos ta cuidador di nos ruman.
Ta e trabao di cada uno pa comporta su mes den un manera sin peligro.
Documentacion pa medio di e program di slip di seguridad mester
worde reconoci como un component esencial di bon cumplimento cu
trabao.
Ora bo mira un "slip" den seguridad, laga corrigie'le, mandando un
slip di seguridad aden, y despues record bo mes cu bo por tabata su
victim.


PUBLICATIONS AND dissemination of information were subjects of this
Lago-Shell meeting. Facing W. C. Hochstuhl and E. Villanueva of the
Public Relations Department are M. F. L. Roos of Industrial Engineering
and S. A. Marugg and O. E. van Kampen of Shell's Public Relations
Department.
PUBLICACIONNAN Y distribucion di information tabata e topiconan di
e reunion aki di Lago-Shell. Cu cara pa W. C. Hochstuhl y E. Villanueva
di Depto. di Relaciones Publico ta M. F. L. Roos di Enginieria Industrial
y S. A. Marugg y O. E. van Kampen di Shell su departamento di Pit.


Lago-IOWUA Reunionnan

Di Negociacion Atendi

Door di 20 Representante
Negociacion di un Conbenio Colec-
two di Trabao nobo pa empleadonan
di Lago ta actualmente tumando lu-
gar. E promer session entire Lago y
Independent Oil Workers Union di
Aruba a tuma lugar Jan. 13. E se-
gundo reunion di tepiesentantenan di
Lago y Union a worde usA pa ppe-
senta e puntonan di vista y informa-
cion antecedente di ambos partidos
di negociacion. IOWUA ta worde re-
presenti na sesionnan dt nego:iacion
pa e dies-tres miembronan da direc-
tiva. E grupo di negociacion di Lago
tin siete miembros.
Na mesa di negociacion Lago ta
worde lepiesenta pa: Director F. W.
Switzer, Gerence di Process G. L.
MacNutt, Gerente di Mechanical J.
R. Proterra, Comptroller R. F. Dil-
worth y H. F. Couzy di Departamen-
to Technico. J. V. Friel, gerente di
Departamento di Industrial Relations
ta advisor, y E. F. Welch, tambe di


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LEADER TRAINING course for a work permits seminar, which will
eventually involve some 1200 men, was conducted recently by the Safety
Division. Mateo Lade and F. V. Christiaans of Mechanical and Simon
Wever and A. T. Tackling of Process will be the leaders.
CURSO PA train lidernan pa tin studio tocante permit di trabao, cu
eventualmente lo involvi como 1200 homber, a worde conduct reciente-
mente door di Division di Seguridad. Mateo Lacle y F. V. Christiaans di
Mechanical y S. Wever y A. T. Tackling di Process lo ta e lidernan.


Departamento dt Industrial Rela-
tions, ta secretario.
Enegociadornan pa Union ta F L. Cuatro Homber Selecta Four Men Participate
Maduro, president; M. de Cuba,
vice president; L. Albus, secretaio; Pa Estudio Inicial In Initial Seminar Held
Pedro Brook, tesorero; J. M. Diaz, A Permit di Traao Work Permt
D. Flemming, J. V. Yarzagaray y D. Ar a Permit di Tra o On Work Permit Training
Maduro. Atendiendo tambe y parti- Dos empleado di Departamento Two men each from the Mechani-
cipando como alternatives ta: J. F Mechanical y dos di Depaitamento cal and Process Departments parti-
Bareno, R. A. Colna, J. Croes, E. S. di Process a participa den un curso cipated in a work permits seminar
Pellegrim y H. E. Reeberg. pa hder di estudio arba permit di leader training com se conducted the
PR A Gana oncrs i trabao cu a word teni e stman di week of Jan. 13, by Safety Advisor
IR A a s d Jan. 13 door di Conseheio di egi- E. M. O'Brien and his staff
SeguridadFueradi Trabao dad E. M O'Bren y s su stf This was the fist step in a pro-
u a aEsaki tabata e piomer paso den gram which will eventually expose
Cu un Frequencia di Zero un program cu to duna mas di 1000 over 1,000 men in those two depart-
Cu un Freq a di Zero homber den e dos departamentonan ments to the training project, whose
Pa di segundo anja consecutive, e training aki, cual su resultado fi- end result is a thorough understand-
empleadonan di Public Relations nal lo ta un comprension a fondo di ing of the work peiluts procedure
Department, a mantene frecuencia e procedimento di permit di trabao. Mateo Lade and F V. Chrstiaans
zero den e concurso di seguridad Mateo Lade y F. V. Christiaans' of the Mechanical Department and
fuera di trabao, mientras binti- di Depto. Mechanical y Simon Wever 'Simon Wever and A. T Tackling of
cuater luna a transcuri desde cu e y A. T Tackling di Depto di Proc- the Process Department were select-
concurso a cuminza, sin un desgracia ess a worde selected pa nan training ed for the initial ti ailing. They, m
incapacitante. Empleadonan di De- initial. En turn, nan lo conduct se- turn, will conduct similar sessions
partamento di Relaciones Industrial sionnan similar pa nan departamen- for their tespeclive departments
tabata ganadornan den e grupo tonan lespectivo. Generally, the seminar reviewed
calculable, cu e cifra mas abao di En general, e estudio ta repasa e the recently revised and reissued
6.46 y cu e mayor punto di mehora- manual pa permit di trabao cu a work permits manual for clarifica-
cion. worde revise y public nobo recien- tion, understanding and attempted
Public Relations ta e unico gana- temente pa haya mas clarificacion, to insure a proper interpretation if
dor y concursante cu a keda den e comprension y den un esfuerzo pa its contents.
grupo cu cifra di fiecuencia '0'. Na asegura tn debido interpretation di; The piogiam itself is made Iup of
anja 1961 tabatin tres y na 1962 su contemdo. isix classes, each lasting two and one-
tabatin dos. E program mes ta consists di seis half hours Subjects of this tinining
Aumentu di Accidentenan Iles, cada uno ta dora dos ora y mei. i for the Mechanical Department will
Esnan cu lo worde someti na e tral- extend from assistant zone .llpe-
Pa henter compania, e accidente- ning pa Depto. Mechanical lo ta As-,visors to the tradesmen and trades-
nan incapacitante luera di trabao a sistant Zone Supervisois te Trades- man trainee In the Process Depait-
aumenta cu ochenta y nuebe, hal- men y Tradesman Tiainee Den! ment, those affected will range fr.mn
zando e cifra di frecuencia for d iDepto. di Process, esnan cu 1o wvorde shift fonrmen through assistant oper-
19.29 na 1962 te 28.04 pa anja pasa. mvolvi ta di Shift Foremen te As- ators.
E opinion cu empleadonan di Lago sistant Opeiators This piojet has been in the pre-
kende ta traha observando seguridad E proyecto aki tabata den tin es- paratory stages since late in 1962.


na trabao tin bez ta menos alert na
cas a worde compioba door di e to-
tal di 350 accident incapacitante, in-
cluyendo dos desgracia fatal fuera
di trabao Di e total, 209 a secede na
cas. Trinta y nuebe a worde causa
door di calmento, sesenta y dos door
di slipmento of demasiado foizamen-


t]ado preparatorio desde ultimo paiti
di 1962, tempo Ic despues di e ac-
cidente den e plant di aired com-
prnmi na Novembet, tin conite a
iworde nombrd pa studia proccdimen-
to di dunamento di permit di tiabao
E training inter-depai tanmenta;l lo
Vwoide condiici segun tn plan ci tai


to, sesenta y uno door di dalmento nias convenient, pa e depuc tmllento-
contra un obheto y binti-seis door di nan involve.
ser gedal door di un obheto. E rest
tabata debi na various causa.
Pa nan esfuerzonan, miembronan DOn
di tanto Public Relations y Indus-
trial Relations Department lo ricibi (Contlt,. di paqina 1)
premionan individual anja pasA zer a munstra cu e vista di ganaslh
un cadena pa yabi a word duna -- di Jersey Standard no tin absoluta-
y e departamentonan lo ricibi un mente ningun relacion tocante com
plaquete. bon cos ta bat na Lago Lag,) por
Durante 1964, e concurso departa-' tin in nasha mal anjla lientitas
mental lo sigui, usando e cifranan Jersey por tabatin touch un bon anja,
di 1963 como base, pero ta worde of e situacionnan put ta net con-
proponi pa departamentonan di Me- trario. Lago master responded pa sui
chanical, Process y Teenico word mes accionnan Segun Gerente Mech-
parti den divisionnan y participa an- anical J. R. Prutetna, Lago ta sinti
ba e base ey. Premlonan adicional sou responsabilidad pa sii eipl)eadlo-
tambe lo worde duna na departa- nan y conmundad comno tanbe pa sit
mentonan cu ta munstra un mehora-, donjonan. Diiectiva di Lago ta con-
cion di bnti-cinco porciento of mas sciente di e deseo di empleadonan
ariba nan record di 1963. "pa empleo stable y tin bidal mas
Detayenan di e regrupacian lo mehor possible y cu e communad tin
word anuncid den edicionnan veni- necesidad "pa e negoshi y ent ada
dero ad Aruba Esso News. produci door di opetacion di e re-


Schedule of Paydays

Semi-Monthly Payroll


January 16-31


January 1


Monday, Feb.


Monthly Payroll
-31 Monday, Feb


fineria."
Papiando di obhetivonan, Sr. Swit-
zer a bisa ii 'd "dtectiva ta comnpatl
cu Union e obhetivo pa segundlad
10 di trabao pa empleadonan di Lago"
E director di Lago a hact refeiencia
na e deseonan human basico pa se-
10 guridad y sobrevivencia y a splica


when subsequent to the accident in
the all plodiuts plant in Novermbi.
a (onllmilttee was pointedd to study
w'i k pei nut issuiiine p icedilres
One of the recommendations was ti,
i ondllct s lit a seminar The intc -
depliatmental training will be con-
dllcted arc ilding to a s(hedull nlimost
suitable to the I epei tive epa t
ments


nan Discuti
el e necesuladnian ali io t wonde


satislat; sulaliente door in destai
nan "Lago v sil empleadiinan lo no
sohubltviv of tiln selultdad si no, faya
di reconot ee hecha nan cu ta anle-
naz.i nos abilidadl la sri tan eficiente
(c nos jliestel ta Lagto ti bustdi
ef lencia y flexibilidad dein personal
asina (i; segidlllld pil witid te dund
na tin cantilad ni.s gladiti polsble
Sr Switzei a haa cu dun hwtnter e
negoctianon.in, Lango Il Data iin
Union den duie(tioln dl e ",bhetivo
di seglrida;id ll tiaban,' y In. miles
tempo o t ene pr. mnal y conlo f;it l i nlin dlet n I niliinti (i I-
tico
E obhlitonmn i] th usmlals nan ta-
bata pa nfouinma y Iatilita conpten-
ston. Sr. Switzer a spei a cu e dis-
ciistonnan a. slrbl "ohhet n iutioi
di muehor ai itiplen.i-inn 11 pl)oblema-
nan, actitildnatn y puntounan Ii vista
y cu nan Io lllllcnnta pos isll.iald p).
yega lmas Ii;plla na soli imon di ii-
f' 'om ianan ii pi sn li


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February 1. 1964


ARUBA ESSO NEWS


THIS UNDATED photograph shows the early Lago scene. Present day Combination and
Visbreaker units occupy approximately the same area in which the pictured first processing
units were positioned. The line of stacks on the right belong to the rerun complex, of which
No. 3, 5, 7 and .4 still are on location. The Cat Plant, which was inaugurated in December,
1943, was constructed in the area left of the existing units. Present day Lago refinery scene,
right, shows striking change.


Calendar and Clock Are Not Sole Measures of Success


As Lago Celebrates Its Thirty-Fifth Ye
The twenty-four-hour clock and the day before. In totalling yes-
365-day calendar are not sole meas- terdays. it is realized that on


iires of a company's industrial age,
and birthdays signify accomplilhi-
ment when the length of time also
reflects a dynamic operation that has
maintained a steady course dining
the many storms of time, with the
accompanying and inevitable change,
The effect of the passage of time
is one of constant change to meet
the demands of an ever-changing
world Lago, on this calendar date is
not the same as it was yesterday
and yesterday was different from


SJan 29, Lago was thirty-five years
old.
Indeed, the picture has changed
and continues to do so since that
day in 1925 when three men in a
row boat fast sounded and surveyed
the harbor, and later directed the
dredging of a channel through the
reef
Shallow draft tankers moved crude
from Lake Maracaibo to Aruba
where it was pumped into shore
tanks and then reloaded into ocean-


PICTURED IS the west side of No. 3 Rerun. This unit is one of the
original units in the complex that was Lago in the early Thirties.
E PORTRET aki ta munstra banda pabao di Rerun Still No. 3. E plant
aki ta uno di e unidadnan original den e complex cu tabata representA
Lago den e anjanan poco despues di anja trinta.


Lago Ta Celebra Su di Trinta-y-Cinco
0

Anja di Progreso, Desaroyo y Exito
E binti-cuater ora di oloshi y 365 dia calendario no ta e unico midir-
nan di edad industrial di compania, y aniversarionan ta significa exito
ora e largura di tempo tambe ta refleha un operation dinamico cu a
mantene un curso firme durante e hopi tempestades di tempo hunto


ar of Progress
going tankers While the present east
entrance was being cut, the tanks
and lines were installed ashore and
both phases became operational al-
most simultaneously. Nov. 17, 1927,
Lago's harbor began a career that
was to propel it to the position of
one of the world's great oil ports.
Earlier that year, however, a plan
to build a refinery somewhere in the
Paraguana-Curaqao-Aruba area to
process Venezuelan crude was being
considered. Toward this end, an In-
spection team made up of Paul H
Harwood, Thomas S. Cooke, Lloyd
G. Smith and Donald J. Smith vis-
ited Maracaibo and Aruba late that
summer.
Aruba was the choice, and from
atop a water tower they looked at
the transshipping station, a cluster
of tanks, houses and sheds, and vi-
sualized the rows of stills, acres of
storage tanks, pipelines, warehouses,
shops and schools that were to oc-
cupy the location in years to come.
Transshipping Depot


San Nicolas continued to operate
as a transshipping depot through
1928, loading four or five ships a
week During one high point, the
station loaded a ship a day for 100
days. Actual construction on the
refinery began in February, 1928. To-
day, thirty-five years later, Lago is
working on its four billionth barrel.
A refinery is a living organism. It
grows and changes all the time. At
Lago, the growth and changes have
sometimes been rapid, at other times
minor and gradual. There were sev-
eral major periods of construction
during the first ten years.
The original installation took place
between 1928 and 1931 when the low
pressure stills, combination and
cracking coils and visbreaker units,
utlllties and pumphouses, tankage
and pipelines were built. In 1937, the
West Entrance was cut through the
reef and ships no longer had to turn
around in the narrow harbor.


cu e cambio cu a bini inevitablemente. In 1938 and 1939, over Fls. 41.140,000
E efecto di transcurrencia di tem- went into expansion. Stills were ad-
po ta uno di cambio constant pa cu lo hibe'le na e position di uno di ded, a number of units were recon-
satisface e demandanan di un mun- e puertonan petrolero mas grand di structed, gasoline storage spheroids
do semper eambiando. Lago, ariba e mundo. were built and the docking space
fecha calendario aki no ta mescos Anteriormente e anja ey, sinem- was greatly increased.
cu e tabata ayera y ayera tabata bargo, un plan pa traha un refineria
diferente for di e dia anterior. na un lugar den region di Para- Entrance Shifted
Contando e totalnan di ayeranan guana-Curagao-Aruba pa refina cru- The refinery's main entrance was
pasado, ta word realizA cu Jan. 29 do Venezolano tabata ser considerA. shifted in 1931 from a point below
Lago a cumpli edad di trinta y cinco Pa e obheto aki, un grupo di inspec- the Acid Plant to the Reception Cen-
anja. cion consistiendo di Paul H. Har- ter area. In June, 1963, the entrance
Enberdad, e vista a cambia y a si- wood, Thomas S. Cooke, Lloyd G. was moved several hundred feet in-
gui cambia desde e dia na 1925 tem- Smith y Donald J. Smith a bishita side the refinery.
po cu tires homber den un boto di Maracaibo y Aruba den ultimo part In 1932, the Aruba installation
rema pa promer bez a sonda y midi di e verano ey. was purchased by Standard Oil Com-
e haaf y despues a dirigi e draga- Aruba a worde escogi, y for di pany INew Jersey).
mento di un canal door di rif. ariba un tanki di awa nan tabata In 1937, the Lago Heights com-
Tankeronan di poco hundura a mira un stacion di transbordo, un munity, with 150 houses and later
transport azeta crudo for di Lago grupo di tank, casnan y cuartonan bachelors' quarters, a dining hall,
Maracaibo pa Aruba na unda el ta- y den nan mente nan a mira un linja clubhouse and sports field was built.
bata worde gepomp pa tankinan na di stills, hopi under di tankinan di In 1938, a Fls. 347,000 hospital was
tera y despues carga atrobe abordo deposit, linjanan di tubo, ware- built on a high knoll northeast of the
di tankeronan di lama grand. Mien- house, shopnan y schoolnan cu lo refinery. Later, because changing
tras e actual boca pariba tabata mester yena e lugar den anjanan petroleum requirements made this
worde cobA, e tankinan y linjanan venidero. space urgently needed for gasoline
tabata ser install na tera y ambos San Nicolas a sigui opera como storage, the hospital was cut into
facilidadnan a cuminza operation un deposit di transbordo henter an- sections and moved piece-by-piece on
casi na mes tempo. Nov. 17, 1927 ja 1928, cargando cuatro of cinco a special half-mile rail road to the
haaf di Lago a cuminza un carera (Continua na pagina 6) (Continued on page 6)


E PORTRET aki sin fecha ta munstra un escena antiguo di Lago. E Combination y Vis-
breaker Units di awendia ta ocupa mas o menos e mes lugar den cual c promer unidadnan
di refinacion tabata situa manera munstra den e portret. E linja di schoorsteen banda
drechi ta di e complex di Rerun Stills, di cual No. 3, 5, 7 y 8 ainda ta na nan lugar. E
Cat Plant, cu a worde inaugural na Dec. 1943, a worde construi den e sitio na robez di e
unidadnan actual. Lago di awendia ta munstra un cambio remarkable.


Historical Highlights
1924 San Nicolas Harbor selected as transshipping station.
Haaf di San Nicolas select como stacion di transbordo.
1925 Harbor dredging started; East Entrance cut.
Dragamento di Haaf ta cuminza; Entrada Pariba a word cobi.
1927 Lago's harbor officially began career as an oil port.
Haaf di Lago oficialmente a cuminza carera como un puerto
petrolero.
1927 Aruba selected as a refinery site.
Aruba select como sitio pa refineria.
1929 Stills become operational, Jan. 29.
Still-nan ta cuminza operation, Jan. 29.
1932 Aruba installation purchased by Standard Oil Company (N.J.).
Aruba su instalacionnan ta ser cumprA door di Standard Oil
(New Jersey).
S1937 Harbor West Entrance cut through reef.
Entrada West di e Haaf ta worde cobA den rif.
1938-1938 Fls. 41,140,000 spent on major addition of stills and re-
construction of units.
Fls. 41,140,000 ta worde gastf ariba expansion grand na still-
nan y pa reconstrui unidadnan.
1942 Just before dawn Feb. 16, the German U-Boat 156 torpedoed
two Lago tankers and shelled the refinery.
Net promer cu amanecer di Feb. 16, un submarine Aleman No.
156 a torpedea e tankeronan Pedernales y Oranjestad y a tira
ariba refineria.
1948 In December, the lake tanker Andino brought first shipment of
crude from the new Amuay Bay terminal.
S Na December e tankero chikito Andino a trece e promer carga
di crudo for di e terminal nobo di Amuay Bay.
1949 In May, Bertalia Mascelin of the Laundry became the first
woman to complete twenty years service at Lago.
Na Mei, Bertalia Mascelin di Laundry a bira e promer muher
pa complete binti anja di servicio na Lago.
1949-1952 At a cost of Fls. 11,220,000 two all-welded steel finger
piers constructed.
Costando Fls. 11,220,000, dos finger pier completamente di staal
geweld a worde construi.
1950 Lago Sport Park built to meet recreation reeds of employees,
their families and the general public.
Lago Sport Park a word traha pa satisface necesidadnan di
recreation pa familianan di empleadonan.
1953 New fireproof hospital wing replaced part of the original 1938
structure.
Un seccion nobo di hospital ta reemplazA parti di e estructura
original di 1938.
1958 Lago won first place in National Safety Council competition
for second year in row.
Lago a gana promer lugar den concurso di National Safety
Council pa segundo anja tras di otro.
1959 Lago welcomed its 25,000th tour visitor, a gracious lady named
Mrs. Eliza Bonifacia Lopez.
Lago ta yama bonbini na su di 25,000 visitante den paseonan,
un dama gracioso cu yama Sra. Eliza Bonifacia Lopez.
1961 The Independent Oil Workers Union of Aruba was named the
employees official bargaining agent.
Independent Oil Workers Union of Aruba a worde eligii como
e cuerpo di negociacion official pa empleadonan.
1963 Convection sections added to furnaces at Combination Units.
Seccionnan pa difusion di calor a worde agregA na fornonan di
cuatro Combination Unit.
1963 Refinery entrance moved.
Entrada pa Refineria a worde movi.


RERUN UNITS 1 and 2 had been removed when this picture was taken in
1960. Later No. 4 and No. 6 were removed. Today, No. 3, 5, 6 and 7 still
occupy their original locations. A new furnace system is presently being
installed at No. 8.


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Over 502 Cubic Yards Of Concrete Used To Resurface Park Courts


THE ENTIRE court area of the Lago Sport Park facilities was renewed with a five
and one-half-inch layer of concrete. rhe huge pour was completed at the end of the
year, which allowed time to organize the island-wide volleyball tournament as the first
activity on the new surface. Ten girls' teams are participating in the play.


E CANCHA complete di facilidadnan di Lago Sport Park a worde renohi cu un capa di
concrete di cinco duim y mei diki. E trahao grand di bashamento a worde complete n3
fin di e anja, local a permit tempo pa organize e torneo insular di volleyball como e
promer actividad ariba e pista nobo. Diez team femenino ta parlicipa den e weganan.


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LAGO WORKMEN assigned to the Lago Sport Park EMPLEADONAN DI Lago asigna na e proyecto li
project are shown assembling screeds, or the lengths Lago Sport Park ta munstra poniendo e latanan na
of board which are set at the desired height and then e haltura desea y cualnan ta word us,i desptiur pa
used as guides to level the concrete as it is poured, niveli e concrete segun e ta word bashai.


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COLOR IS added to the concrete after it has been poured. It is spread
by a mechanical float mixer which works the concrete in a manner that
allows the color to permeate the mixture. The court slab at the Lago
Sport Park is green.
COLOR TA worde agrega na e concrete despues cu el ta basha. Esaki ta
worde plami cu un mixer cu ta mezcla e concrete den un tal manera cu
e color ta drenta den e cement. E pista di e canchanan na Lago Sport
Park ta di color berde.


Cancha di Sport Park Lago Sport Park Courts

Important pa Comunidad Important to Community
Ora e torneo insular di volleyball When the island-wide volleyball
a principia e luna aki, e teamnan tournament got underway this
participante a worde brmnd un su- month, the participating team mem-
perficie nobo pa e cancha di Lago bers were greeted by a new court
Sport Park. Henter e cancha cu ta surface at Lago Sport Park. The en-
cerra cu muraya na tres banda y tire court area, enclosed by walls on
asientonan den aire libre na di cua- three sides and bleacher seats on the
tro banda, a worde basha cu un fourth, had been coated with five
capa di concreet di cinco y mei dulm and one-half inches of concrete. To
diki. Na esaki a worde agregi un this had been added green coloring.
color berde, cual ta yuda visibilidad which aids visibility in some sports,
den algun deported, particularmente particularly tennis, and new lines for
tennis, y linjanan nobo a worde mar- the volleyball, tennis and basketball
cA pa e canchanan di volleyball, ten- courts.
nis y basketball. It would be difficult, probably im-
Lo ta dificil, y probablemente im- possible, to attempt to estimate how
possible, pa trata di calcula cuanto many individuals use the Lago Sport
hende ta usa Lago Sport Park tur Park every day. Participants in or-
dia. Participantenan den actividad- ganized activities can be counted ac-
nan organizA por worde conta segun cording to team rosters and tourna.
e listanan di team y participation ment entries. But that is about as
den torneo. Pero esey por bisa ta mas far as the athletic census can be
leuw cu por bal den contamento di taken. Attempting to arrive at a
atleticonan. Probablemente lo ta im- figure of those who use the Park
possible pa trata di yega na un cifra facilities for unorganized, individual
pa esnan cu ta usa e facilidadnan di recreation and exercise probably
Sport Park pa recreation y train- would be impossible. What would
mento no-organiza y individual. Loke make such a count difficult, aside
lo haci un tal contamento dificil, from the children who bounce around
fuera di e muchanan cu ta hunga the playground, would be the great
rond den e patio di hunga, lo ta e 'number of sports enthusiasts who
gran cantidad di fanaticonan di de- use the court area for tennis, bas-
porte kende ta usa e canchanan pa ketball and volleyball practice
train tennis, basketball y volleyball. Presentations are held on the
Presentacionnan ta worde tent ari- court slab, and even a fashion show
ba e cancha y hasta un show modis- for the Wilhelmna Cancer Fund was
(Continua no pag.an 6) i presented there. Film showings, judo


r a &:. -. - ,i-
TO INSURE level placement of forms and screeds, a PA ASEGIUR cu e formalete ) latanan ta worde
theodolite serves as constant reference. Into the poni nivel, tin waterpas ta sirbi couno un refer-ncta
forms, complete with reinforcing rods, is poured the constant. Entre e formalete cu canasler di hero ponl,


concrete, about 36 cubic yards at a time.

exhibitions and weight lifting con-
tests are some other activities which
make use of the court slab.
To count the number of people
who cross the courts for one activity
or another indeed would be difficult
Not so difficult, though, is the rea-
lization of the importance of the
court slab and all of the Lago Sport
Park facilities in the athletic and
recreational life of the community
The smuface of the court area be-
gan to chip and wear as concrete
will. To maintain a surface as near
perfect as possible for court sports,
Lago resurfaced the entire area
Over 250 cubic yards of concrete was
poured, which raised the level of the
court five and one-half inches. Ac-
cordingly, the basketball backboards
and baskets were raised the same
height.
The court slab was added to the
Sport Park's facilities in 1952 The
court area was part of a major pro- TO LEVE
ject which added lights, doubled the another a]
seating capacity and provided a new PA NIVE


refreshment area.


lata pa ot


concrete ta worde basha, comno 36 )arda cubico.


L the concrete, masons extend a board from one screed to
nd move the concrete before them leveling and filling the area.
LA e concrete, metselaarnan ta pone tin pida palo for di on
ro y la move e concrete cu e palo, asina nivelando y )3nando.


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February 1. 1964 ARUBA ESSO NEWS


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Bonifacio Stamper Juan H. Boekhoudt


Six Employees Honored at 1964's First

Thirty-Year Service Award Ceremonies
The year 1964 had an auspicious beginning for six employees of
Lago. The six reached their thirty-year service anniversary and were
honored at special ceremonies Jan. 15 conducted by Vice President F.
C. Donovan. Honored were Marius H. Figaroa of Technical, Ludovicus
M. van der Biezen and Bonifacio Stamper of Process, and Juan H.
Boekhoudt, Vicente Arends and Vi-
cente Kelly of Mechanical. the two Receiving and Shipping men.
"Indicative of performance" and Figuring normal vacations and nor-
"contribution to Lago" were two sig- mal ship traffic, it could be estim-
nificant phrases used by Mr. Dono- ated that Mr. Van Der Biezen and
van in complimenting the men on Mr. Stamper during their Lago car-
their service milestone. The Lago eers have handled the loading and
vice president assured the guests discharging of about 50,000 tankers.
that they should "look upon their The three Mechanical Department
service accomplishment with genuine employees had their histories pre-
feeling of satisfaction of a job well sented by Mechanical Manager J. R.
done." Proterra The difficulty encountered
Leading off the presentations of in cleaning the chambers of units
the men's histories was Technical years ago was described by Mr. Pro-
Manager J M. Ballenger, who noted terra as it related to the first as-
Mr. Figaroa as being a good mem- signment of Mr. Kelly. His service
her of the field engineering crew. start was May, 1933, as a laborer.
An instrumentman A, he has a long He has advanced through the cate-
record of promotions. His Lago ser- goes of his craft and presently is
vice began in December, 1933. He a cleanout corporal. While handling
worked in the Mechanical and Proc- all of these arduous tasks, the Mech-


cess Departments until his transfer
to Technical-Engineering in April,
1936. Mr. Ballenger told the thuty-
year gioup that Mr Figaioa's entire
service has been attained without a
deductible absence, and he has never
suffered a lost-time accident.
The Technical manager also stated
that Mr. Figaroa is a former football
player, and presently enjoys watch-
ing the sport. He also is an avid
fisherman.


Ludovicus M. van der Biezen


Seis Honra na Promer Presentacion

Di 1964 di Boton di 30 Anja di Servicio
Anja 1964 tabatin un principio favorable pa seis empleado di Lago.
E seisnan aki a yega nan aniversario di trinta anja di servicio y a
worde honra na ceremonianan special Jan. 15 bao direction di Vice
President F. C. Donovan. Honra tabata Marius H. Figaroa di Depto.
Tecnico, Ludovicus M. van der Biezen y Bonifacio Stamper di Process
y H. Boekhoudt, Vicente Arends y
Vicente Kelly di Mechanical. 15 tabata Sr. Stamper. Su servicio a
Dos frasenan significant usA door cumnnza na November 1933 como un


Marius H. Figaroa


Lago Donates Oil Drums

To Cool Rhythmic Spirits

Of Steel Band Artists
What could be some of the
"smoothest" and "slickest" music
this side of heaven will fill the Lago
S P..~- k"r F b 1 r T rt1 t^-vv. ,*r t I


anical manager stated that Mr. Kel- JLb ran r
ports at e 3, beginning a
ay always was conscientis and dKe- 7:30 p.m., as nine bands engage in
l ala a the annual Carnival Steel Band Com-
pendable.
Mr. Arends has worked for a num- petition.
Sof Lago divisions since h ori- Along with the considerable talent
gal employ in January, 1933. He possessed by the musicians, an extra
ginal employ in January. 1933. He
started out in the Paint Caft and bit of "smoothness" will be added by
started out in the Paint Craft and th fc t mn o t .
the fact that many of the instrii-
then was transferred to Colony te fact tat mn of te
Maintenance. He switched to the ments were created from Lago oi
Yard Craft later on, then moved over drums.
Toward this end, Lago recently
to the Dry Dock. In September, 1954, Toad this end, Lgo recently
he was transferred to Mechanical- donated 150 fifty-five gallon dums
S which were to be distributed among


Receiving and Shipping garage as a river. Mr. Arenas nas
Two Receiving and Shipping men never suffered a lost-time industrial
were honored. Their Lago records injury. Mr. Proterra reported that
were discussed by Process Manager Mr. Arends is a very contented and
A. G. Kossuth. Mr. Van Der Biezen pleasant person.
is a corporal B-dockman. He has The third Mechanical Department
been in Receiving and Shipping since man to be honored by Mr. Proterra
November, 1943. Prior to that time was Mr. Boekhoudt, a pipefitter hel-
he had assignments in the Mechani- per A. His Lago service began in
cal and Process Departments. Mr. September, 1933, as a laborer second
Kossuth told the group that Mr. Van class. Mr. Boekhoudt's thirty years
Der Biezen is one of the hardest and have been in the Mechanical De-
ablest workers on the piers of San apartment, and he has progressed
Nicolas Harbor. He has never suffer- through the pipefitter helper cate-
ed a lost-time industrial injury, gories. It was told that when Mr.
Mr. Kossuth disclosed that Mr. Boekhoudt was a young man and be-
Van Der Biezen spends quite a bit fore he worked for Lago, he worked
of his off hours net fishing along with the contractor who constructed
Aruba's coast, many tank foundations in Curagao.
The second Receiving and Ship- Mr. Boekhoudt, in those days, took a
ping employee honored Jan. 15 was schooner to Curaqao and worked
Mr. Stamper. His service commenced there five or six months at a time
in November, 1933, as a wharfinger. before returning to Aruba for a brief


His entire career has been on the
piers, and he is presently a corporal
A-dockman. Mr. Stamper has never
had a lost-time industrial injury. Mr.
Kossuth stated that the honored
guest is a conscientious and depend-
able worker and one well respected
by his associates. He has never had
a lost-time industrial injury. Mr.
Stamper also farms in his spare
time.
Mr. Kossuth put together an in-
teresting statistic in reference to

MERCADONAN
(Continua di pagina 1)
Nafta 6.17; gasoline pa aviacion
5.07; diesel oil 4.12; turbo fuel simi-
lar na nafta, 3.48; turbo fuel di ca-
lidad di kerosine 3.14; kerosine 2.64;
gasoline pa motor 1.99. Esakinan ta
yega un total di 98.58 por ciento di
production di Lago den 1963. E resto
di 1.42 por ciento ta consist di com-
bustible pa stoof, combustible pa
tractor, acido naftenico, Aruba bitu-
men y crudo reconstitul.


visit. Among Mr. Boekhoudt's vo-
cations are fishing and farming.

LAGO DISCUSSIONS
(Continued from page 1)
fail to recognize the facts that
threaten our ability to be as efficient
as we need to be." Lago seeks effi-
ciency and flexibility in manning so
that security may be provided for
the largest number possible. Mr.
Switzer stated that throughout the
negotiations, Lago will work with the
Union toward the "goal of job sec-
urity," and at the same time will
hold manning and operation as det-
ermining and critical factors.
Purposes of the discussions were
to inform and ease understanding.
Mr. Switzer hoped that the discus-
sions have served the "mutual pur-
pose of better understanding of pro-
blems, attitudes and viewpoints, and
that they will increase the possi-
bility of arriving more speedily at
the solution of differences that might
arise."


the island's nine standing steel


bands.
For the uninitiated to this musical
craftsmanship, the heads of the
drums are cut off in different depths.
This surface is heated and indenta-
tions made. This composes the tun-
ing of the instrument, and is per-
formed by the musicians themselves.
All instruments are tuned to a
basic scale, but vary much the same
way a French horn differs from a
trumpet although both belong to the
brass family.
Because of the early Lenten date
this year, the 1964 carnival will not
have the great numbers of bands as
in the past. Instead, the existing
bands will be larger in size.


dc Sr. Donovan ora el a compliment
e hombernan ariba nan period di
servicio tabata "actuacion indica-
tivo" y contributionn na Lago". E
vice president di Lago a asegura e
huespednan cu nan mester "consi-
dera nan realizacion di servicio cu
un berdadero sintimento di satisfac-
cion di un trabao bon haci".
Cuminzando cu e presentation di
e historanan di e hombernan tabata
Gerente di Depto. Tecnico J. M. Bal-
lenger, kende a nota cu Sr. Figaroa
tabata tn bon miembro den e cua-
drilla di Field Engineering. Siendo
un Instrumentman A, el tin un re-
cord largo di promocionnan. Su ser-
vicio na Lago a cuminza na Decem-
ber 1933. El a traha den Departa-
mentonan di Mechanical y Process
te dia di su cambio pa Technical-
Engineering na April 1936. Sr. Bal-
lenger a bisa e grupo di trinta anja
cu Sr. Figaroa su complete servicio
a worde logrA sin un ausencia pa
cual tempo di servicio por worde ki-
tA y cu nunca el a sufri un accident
cu perdida di tempo.
E gerente di Depto. Tecnico tambe
a bisa cu Sr. Figaroa ta un anterior
hungador di futbol y actualmente ta
gusta mira e deported aki. Tambe el
ta gusta piscamento masha.
Dos empleado di Receiving & Ship-
ping a worde honra. Nan recordnan
na Lago a worde discuti door di Ge-
rente di Process A. G. Kossuth. Sr.
Van der Biezen ta un Corporal B-
dockman. El ta den Receiving &
Shipping desde November 1943. Pro-
mer cu esey, el a traha den Departa-
mentonan di Mechanical y Process.
Sr. Kossuth a bisa e grupo cu Sr.
Van Der Biezen ta uno di e traha-
dornan mas duro y mas capaz ariba
e wafnan di Haaf di San Nicolas.
Nunca el a sufri un accident cu
perdida di tempo.
E segundo empleado di Receiving
& Shipping cu a worde honra Jan.


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EMPTY BARRELS not only make the most noise, but when placed in the
hands of the steel band musicians produce some rhythmic and pleasing
sounds. Lago recently contributed 150 drums to the carnival steel bands.
BARILNAN BASHI no solamente ta haci hopi boroto, pero ora nan
worde poni den mannan di musiconan di steel band nan ta produce algun
zonidonan ritmico y placentero. Recientemente Lago a duna 150 drum na
steel bandnan di carnaval.


trahador di waf. Henter su career
tabata ariba e wafnan, y actualmen-
te el ta un Corporal A-dockman. Sr.
Stamper nunca tabatin un desgracia
industrial cu perdida di tempo. Sr.
Kossuth a declara cu e huesped aki
ta un trahador conscienzudo y ariba
kende por depend y un hende cu ta
bon respeta pa su companjeronan.
Nunca el a sufri un accident indus-
trial cu perdida di tempo. Sr. Stam-
per tambe ta traha cunuco den su
ora liber.

Statistics
Sr. Kossuth a trece un cifra sta-
tistico interesante den su referencia
na e dos empleadonan di Receiving
& Shipping. Temendo cuenta cu va-
cacionnan normal y trafico normal
di bapornan, por worde calcula cu
Sr. Van der Biezen y Sr. Stamper
durante nan carera na Lago a asisti
den cargamento y descargo di como
50,000 tankero.
E tres empleadonan di Depto. Me-
chanical nan historic a word pre-
sentA door di Gerente Mechanical J.
R. Proterra. E dificultad encontrA
den limpiamento di forno di stills
hopi anja pas& a word describe door
di Sr. Proterra como cu el tabata
relaciona na e promer asignacion di
Sr. Kelly. Su servicio el a cuminza
na Mel 1933 come un peon. El a
avanza door di e categoranan di su
trabao y actualmente el ta un Clean-
out Corporal. Mientras el tabata
trata tur e tareanan dificil aki, e
Gerente Mechanical a declare cu Sr.
Kelly semper tabata concienzudo y
di confianza.

Sr. Arends
Sr. Arends a traha pa varies di-
visionnan di Lago desde su empleo
original na Januari 1933. El a cu-
mmza den Paint Craft y despues a
word cambia pa Colony Mainten-
ance. Despues el a bai pa Yard Craft,
y luego a cambia pa Dry Dock. Na
September 1954 el a worde cambia
pa Mechanical-Garage como un
Chauffeur. Sr. Arends nunca a sufri
un accident industrial cu perdida di
tempo. Sr. Proterra a report cu Sr.
Arends ta un persona masha con-
tento y agradable.
Di tres empleado di Depto. Mech-
anical cu a ser honrA door di Sr.
Proterra tabata Sr. Boekhoudt, un
Pipefitter Helper A. Su servicio na
Lago a cuminza na September 1933
come un peon segunda clase. Sr.
Boekhoudt su trinta anjanan tabata
den Depto. Mechanical y el a pro-
gresa door di e categorianan di hel-
per di Pipefitter. A word bisa cu
tempo cu Sr. Boekhoudt tabata ho-
ben y promer cu el a traha na Lago,
el a traha cu un contratista cu a
traha hopi fundeshi di tanki na Cu-
ragao. Den e dianan ey, Sr. Boek-
houdt a bai cu un barco pa Curagao
y a traha aya un biaha pa cinco of
seis luna promer di a regresa Aruba
pa un bishita cortico. Sr. Boekhoudt
su pasa tempo ta, entire otro, pisca-
mento y trabao di cunucu.


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6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS February 1, 1964


a-
"THAT'S QUITE a good safety re- "WHAT'S THAT Miss Smith?
cord we have. But I'm glad I don't Certainly, I'll take care of it this
have all those refinery hazards." afternoon."
MI TA content cu mi no tin tur "KIKO ESEY ta Srta. Smith? Si-
e peligronan di refineria pa pre- gur no, mi ta percura pa esey awe


ocupa cu nan."


111i 11.lll 's Ie1.irti r1 1..


,,,, 11 ,, "I ,, .1 ... I ,,I 1; 1
GRAPH VIVIDLY points out the
hazard reporting through the safety
nowledged that when persons are
hazards and
UN GRAFICO ta munstra clarame
reportamento di peligronan median
Ta word reconoci cu ora hende ta
clinacion di nota peli


I Trinta-y-C
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barco pa siman. Durante un punto di
hopi actividad, e stacion a carga un
bapor pa dia durante 100 dia. Con-
struccion mes ariba refineria a prin-
cipia na Februari 1928. Awe, trinta
y cinco anja despues, Lago ta tra-
hando pa su cuatro billion baril di
azeta.
Un refineria ta un organism cu
bida. El ta crece y ta cambia con-
tinuamente. Na Lago, e crecemento
y cambionan tin bez tabata rapido,
na otro temponan nan tabata menor
y poco-poco. Tabatin varies periodo-
nan grand di construction durante
e promer diez anjanan.

Instalacion Original
E instalacion original a tuma lu-
gar entire 1928 y 1931 tempo cu e
stills di presion abao, combination
y cracking coils y unidadnan di vis-
breaker, utilities y pumphouse-nan,
tankinan y linjanan di tubo a word
construi. Na 1937, e Entrada Pabao
a word coba den rif y e bapornan
no master a draai mas den e haaf
small.
Na 1938 y 1939 mas di Fls. 41,140,000
a word gastA pa expansion. Stills
nobo a worde agregA, un cantidad di
unidadnan a worde reconstrui, tanki-
nan rondo pa deposit gasoline a
worde traha y e espacio di waf a
word aumentA hopi.
E entrada principal di refineria a
worde cambia na 1931 for di un sitio
pabao di Acid Plant pa e lugar di
Centro di Recepcion. Na Juni 1963


e entrada a worde movie various cien
pia paden di refineria.
Na anja 1932, e instalacion di
Aruba a worde cumprA door di Stan-
dard Oil Company (di New Jersey).
Na 1937, e comunidad di Lago
Heights, cu 150 casnan y despues
cuartonan pa solteronan, un dining
hall, club y veld pa deported a worde
traha.
Na 1938, un hospital costando
FIs. 374,000 a worde traha ariba un
lugar halto pariba di refineria. Des-
pues, como necesidad cambiando di
petroleo a haci cu e sitio aki tabata
urgentemente necesario pa deposit


"OOPS! LOOK out! Did you hurt
yourself?"
"EY! CUIDAO! Bo a dal bo cur-
pa?"


"HERE I'LL help you... oof...
ugh..."
'LAGA MI yuda ho... auw ...
oh..."


"I WISH she'd be more careful.
Oh, well, time to get back to work."
"MI TA desea cu e por tin mas
cuidao."


merdia mes." Beautiful Office Buildings Often Maze of Hidden Hazards
Most everyone realizes the possi- ards with which they come in con-'ety Council records, it matters not
abilities for accidents inside the ref- tact daily, whether a foot is broken as a result
winery. At the same time, there is Everyone at Lago is proud of the of a trip over an unclosed file
sometimes a tendency by office wor- record-breaking safety performance drawer or as a result of stepping on
kers, as it is pictorially pointed out in 1963. And as many congratulatory a mislaid tool
Sin the accompanying photographs, to handshakes are to be extended the In one sense, there is a greater
forget the numerous potential haz- office staffs as anyone else, for a tendency to relax when the dangers
disabling injury in their ranks would aren't as clearly evident as they
LAGO SPORT PARK have also affected Lagos superb might be in the refinery, and an
I I achievement. For the National Saf- extia mental effort is iequiied to be
'(Coantionu di praga 4) I constantly aware.
tico a word present ey riba pa THIRTY-FIFTH CELEBRATION One way in which awareness can
Wilhelmina Kankerfonds Presenta- be kept at razor sharpness is by do-
,, .. cion di pelicula, exhibicionnan di1 (Cortiuid from pay' ig ) cumenting the noticed hazards by
extent to which injuries decline as judo y concursonan di hizamento di Itop of a hill. way of safety slips
y slip program increases. It is ack- peso ta algun otro actividadnan cu Crude oil iuns reached 230,000
thinking safely, they tend to notice ta haci uso di e canchanan. barrels a day in 1939. The plant was Edificionan Bunita Por
report them. Berdad lo ta dificil pa conta e ten years old when war clouds began T i.
nte corn desgracianan ta haa segun cantidad di hende cu ta cruza e pa- gathering on the European horizon. Tin mes Tanto Peligro
te slipnan di seguridad ta aumenla. tionan pa un actividad of otro. No' Two loaded tankers, the Pede- CU Cualkier Refineria
pensa tocante seguridad, nan tin in- asina dificil, sinembargo, ta realza- nales and the Oranjestad, anchored la
gronan y report nan. cion di e importancia di e cancha- just off the reef flared up a few Cast tur hende ta realize e posi-
nan y tur e facilidadnan di Lago hours before dawn Feb. 16, 1942. bilidadnan di accident den lefinetia
Sport Park pa bida atletico y di re-Shells screamed over the refinery, Na mes tempo, tin bez tiahadoinan
aIo a creacion di e comunidad. hitting the tank farm and residential den oficma tin e tendencia, manera
inco Anja area to the no th Aruba was at war. ta ilusti den e foot afiaan n aco ln-
Igasolin, e hospital a word corti den 250 Yarda Cubico I Lago itself had been in the fight panjante, pa lubida e numeloso pio-
dos seccion y a word movi plda pa E superficie di e canchanan a cu- for a long time before that, supply- bable peligronan cu coal nan ta bin
pida ariba un linja di ferrocaril di mmnza kibra y gasta manera ta so- ing petroleum products for the Al- den contact tur dia.
mitar milla largo pa un toppi di un cede cu beton. Pa mantene un super- lies with the outbreak of hostilities! Tur hende na Lago ta orgulloso di
cerito. ficie mas tanto perfect cu ta po-'in Europe in 1939 e exito di segurndad cu a kibia re-
Refinacion di azeta crudo a yega sible pa deportenan ariba cancha From a mighty engine of wIar, the cold den 1963 Y tin e felicitacion-
230,00 baril pa dia na 1939. E plant Lago a renoba e superficie di e lu- refinery changed overnight to a nan mester worde extend na e per-
tabatin diez anja bleuw tempo cu gar complete. Mas di 250 yarda cu- mighty engine of peace with the sonalnan di oficna mescos ciu na tin
nubianan di guera a cuminza acu- bico di concrete a word basha, cual coming of V-J Day in August, 1945 otro, pasobra on accident in-'apaci-
mula ariba horizonte Europeo. a hiza e nlvel di e cancha cinco duiin 'For six yeats, the plant's total out- tante den nan circulo tallbe lo a
Dos tankero carga, Pedernales y y mel. Consecuentemente, e borchl- put had gone into keeping the fuel afecta Lago su iealizacion niagniti-
Oranjestad, cu tabata ancra poco pa- nan pa basketball y e macutonan a tanks of the Allies filled. Now, with co. Pa recoldnan di National Safety
for di rif a keda na candela un poco worde halza cu un igual haltura. peace, came the opportunity to Council no ta iinporuta st tin pia a
ora promer cu e amanecer di Feb. E pista di e cancha bieuw a worde catch up on long-deferred mainten- word kibrai crno irsultailo di un
16, 1942. Balanan tabata fluit ariba agregA na e facilidadnan di Sport ance, to build and remodel, and to toumpecarnento arib. uin liatihi di
refineria y a dal den e terreno di' Park na anja 1952. E canchanan aki expand employee benefit policies. Al- cabinet habni of coluo iesultado di a
tankinan y e sitio residential mas tabata part di un proyecto grand so, theic came the need to change tiapa a iba tin heinent nial poni
pa noord. Aruba tabata involvi den durante cual luz a worde install, e sights. Den on sentido, tin in tlen cldeni
guerra. capacidad di asientonan a word re- as gi.andh l dc('nsa ora e 1ell-
Lago mes tabata den e combat dobld y un lugar nobo pa refresco a High Production gronan no ta asna claiamente evi-
hopi tempo promer cu esey, entre- worde trahA. Diming the war, high production dente mancia nan ta den refineria y
gando productonan di petroleo pa e Volleyball a habri e actividad na,was important, costs secondary. For un esfueizu extia mental ta i(lquCaI
Aliadonan na e principio di hostili- Lago Sport Park e anja aki. E team- several years after the war, costs pa ser constaintemente alltUo.
dadnan na Europa na 1939. nan femenmno ta compete den un liga continued to be secondary, since lack Un maneia den Ioal atenlIon por
For di un mashineria poderoso di y cinco team masculine B y seis team of ships and lefinlng facilities cleat- wuvide ten, ,kclpi n ies Is IOin naba ha
guerra, e refineria a cambia di nochi masculine A ta den otro competi- ed a woild-wide shortage of oil ta do(I d diociinientt e pligiinan
pa di dia den un mashineria pode- cionnan. E teamnan feminine ta Vol- By early 1949, however, the shuit- notes la ain 'h di sPllnman i scgil-
roso pa paz ariba Dia di V-J na ley White Stars, Volley Red Stars, age was over and the oil industry dad
Augustus 1945. Pa seis anja, e plan- La Fama, Brazil, Flamingo, RCA, had swung back into peacetime tom-n
ta su production total a bai pa tene Connie Francis, Fanny's Shop, OCE petition. Higher efficiency and a eloped, L.tgo puichased more an.l
e tankman di combustible di Aliado- (team di maestranan di school), y close rein on costs became urgent. moIr seLrvtes and discontinued nian.
nan yena. Awor cu paz a bolbe, e Valiant. Last year, for example an increasing of its nonl-ieflning functions It aid-
oportunidad a bini pa alcanza e re- E teamnan masculine B ta RCA, number of refineries wele under con- ed the local entrepleneii and econu-
traso di mantenecion cu a worde Flamingo, Boomerang, Aruba Lions struction or expansion as the conm- line growth of the island through
aplaza hopi, pa construe y renoba, y y Brazil y esnan den e teamnan mas- petition grows increasingly keen local )pui 'hases of goods and se vices
pa expand e p61izanan di beneficto culino A ta Rapid I y II, Brazil, Ma- That Lago could meet competition When the Lake Mal acaibo snd
di empleadonan. Tambe a binl e ne- riniers di Savaneta, La Fama y was seen in the crude iiln figinles bar w'as finally held in check, shal-
.dA d b that continued to iise until 1954. low dlaft lake tankers gave way to


Coordinando e actividadnan di e In the first postwar year, 1946, large oce.an-ging tankers and the
Produccion Importante liga di volleyball ta un comite orga- crude runs averaged 336,651 barrels need for Lagu's Shipyard facilities
Durante guerra, production halto nizador consistiendo di M. Reyes, a day. By 1951, they had increased was eliminated Changes in unit des-
tabata important, y costo tabata president, R. E A. Martin, E Vorst, to 431,174 barrels In 1953, the ref- ign and processing contributed to thb
secondario. Pa various anjanan des- U. Gilhuys y P. Colina inery's twenty-fifth year, the daily iCeduction of pr imarly units flom si\-
pues di guerra, costonan a sigui di average was 403,886 barrels. Today, teen to six.
ta secondario como cu scarsedad di tensamente. Cu Lago por a enfrenta Lago averages about 440,0100 barrels Lago's efficiency and capable wiol k
bapornan y facilidadnan di refina- competiclon por a word mira den e a day. fore, however, have held the om--
cion tabata crea un escasez di pe- cifranan di refinacion di crudo cu a The refinery wolk force grew for pany's position in the flir of in-
troleo ariba henter mundo. sigui aumenta te na 1954. a time after the war as attention creased costs bursts of national tI-
Pa principio di 1949, sinembargo, Den e promer anja despues di was given to maintenance and con- fner cnstiti in aitas wl
e scarsedad a caba y industrial pe- guerra, anja 1946, refinacion di cru- struction work that had been put off I nel akets ani in-
trolera a bolbe back pa competencia do tabatin un promedio di 336,651 during the war due to lack of men onc e ere Lagonal cmpets, an n-
di tempo di paz. Eficiencia mas halto baril pa dia. Pa 1951, esaki a aumen- and materials By early 1950, much tense inteinaosnal eigpe titpin
y control cuidadoso ariba costonan a ta te 431.174 barn Na 1953, na bin- of this work had been completed anJ No ne o saw the eight topping
bira urgente. Anja pasa, por ehem- ti-cinco anja di refineria, e promedlo the release of employees lecr cited stills and eight ticking utts of
pel, masha refineria tabata bao diaro tabata 403,886 barl. Awendia, especially for construction was be- 1929 (Ol1have piidted lte
construction of bao expansion mien- Lago su refinacion promedio ta mas gun. Each year, as the San Nicolas finery's growth to its pIrsent sil'
tras e competition ta creciendo in- o menos 440,000 bard pa dia, and Aruba business community dev- and eminence in the petrilum w.ir I


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