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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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June 4, 1943
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VOL. 4, No. 8 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD. JUNE 4, 1943
SERVICE AWARDS Ideas Net Fls. 165 For Son of Late S.O.Co. President
June, 1943 “Thoughtful” Employees Killed in Texas Plane Crash
10-Year Buttons Lieut. William S. Farish Jr., 31, son of
Caaper Raver Aces Best Award Goes to Substitute the late Standard Oil Company (N. J.)
Ten Grocs Accounting For War-Scarce Material, Cork president W. S. Farish, was killed May
Matheo Wellman Acid & Edel. 16 in a plane crash at Waxahachie,
Gregorio Willems Acid & Edel. When ten "Coin Your Ideas” awards Texas. The trainer plane in which he
Charles Newton Blacksmith were made last month, the highest, for and a fellow Army airman were demon-
Guillermo Ruiz Carpenter Fis. 50, went to Colin Ward of the _ strating a barrel roll crashed and burned
Charles Maduro Carpenter Engineering department for his sugges- during a flying exhibition. The accident
Anton Essed Carpenter tion that balsa wood, obtainable in large was witnessed by several thousand per-
Thomas Muller Carpenter peg i shee Mesa, be eae AE
Bonifacio Boekhoudt Carpenter ed for hard-to-get cork as an insulator. * 2 -
Carl Bryson Garcatie Balsa wood, which is so light that a at cape eee a instructor
Frank Ciccarelli Colony Serv. man can easily lift a huge log of it, was : my Air Field, after previous
Isidro Croes Engineering first used here in quantity over a year @SSignments at Ellington, Kelly, and
Enrique Tromp Engineering ago, to give buoyancy to ships’ life Randolph fields. — :
George Gummels Machinist rafts. The air spaces within the wood | He is survived by his wife, a son, Wil-
Calino Damian Machinist which give it buoyancy in water also liam S. Farish III, and his mother.
Henry Held Medical make it a good non-conductor of heat —
Robert Kennerty M. & C. or cold, and as a result of the ”C.Y.I.”
Simon Maduro Utilities suggestion it has been used successfully ee kia . att
Frederick Illidge Watching in insulating the cold room of the noe ee Hoe oe fees
Candido Dabian Welding knock-engine laboratory. ee See a eee eee
Other awards made last month were: Frank LEU IN Fis. 15, Widen ap-
20 -Year Buttons Ceci! Annamunthodo, Fis. 10, Install Pro&ch to Main Dock; John Keller,
identifvines malene mon ElvdromsOttices Fls. 10, Install catch pans at the pitch
Brereton Teagle Personnel = 5 sample cocks at 1 and 2 Pitch Stills;

Brereton Teagle was first employed
in June, 1923, as a carpenters’ helper at
Baywav refinery. He worked at mechani-
cal trades and in the operating division
until 1926, when he went into foreign
service. He spent three years supervi-
sing the refinery at Trieste, Italy, and
six years in Paris in supervisory work
over the European refineries. From 1936
to 1941 he was in the New York Office,
coming to Aruba as Personnel Manager
September 2, 1941.

Robert Rodger Warehouse

Robert Rodger was employed by the
Standard-Vacum Oil Company in 1923,
as assistant superintendent of the instal-
Jation at Tientsin, North China. After

wa Seven years there he spent one year at
late Hsinho, then five more years at Tientsin.

th In 1937 he was transferred to Shanghai,
rhosand was there until the Japanese took
othe it over in 1941. He came to Aruba De-
hurcember 16, 1942.

ldre

30-Year Button

Stephen de Abreu. Fils. 10. Install ctch
box at 5 and 6 units; Arthur Cordice,
Fls. 10, Install watercooler at battle-
field west of Blacksmith Shop; Benoit

Segundo Zara, Fis. 15, Install connec-
tion in fowr-inch drain line under tower,

Continued on page 2



The acquisition of four additional members of the marine staff was announced

on the Marine Office bulletin board last month. The

formal announcement

requested cooperation in assisting the new employees, particularly in leaving out
leftover milk from coffee clubs. Their special duties will include the elimination

Lloyd Smith Executive 3
of various unwelcome elements in the Marine building. Three of the new

After graduating from the University

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“hat Illinois in Mechanical engineering. personnel, Mickey, Pooch, and Chessie, were photographed in a relaxed mo-
Te z ment, Tiny, the fourth, was out on shift at the time and could not be included

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Continued on Page 8 in the picture.











Ancient i
History

The _ Engiveering
department has
grown considerably
in numbers, quar-
ters, and work since
this picture was
taken 12 years ago.
This is saiu to ove
the entire depart-
ment, with the ex-
ception of Duckett,
who took _ the
picture, and Frank
Perkins, who was
probably vacation-
ing at the _ time.
Reading from the
top row to the bot-
tom, in a general
left-to-right order,
they were:Lorenzon,
W. J. Johnson, Mrs.
Guy Smith, Keller,
McReynolds, Hogue
and Roding; Chip-
pendale, Greene,
Moore, and Switzer;
Falley, Gill, Zamor-

ra, another Johnson, and Baggaley; Donnelley, Mullikan, Tremblay,

Hickey, Klaus, and Guy Smith; the rodmen on the bottom step were Ras,

Quandt, Ernest, deCuba, and Sequera. Of the group in the picture, only

McReynolds, Roding, Chippendale, Greene, Switzer, Baggaley, and Sequera are
still in Aruba service (plus Frank Perkins).



ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE 4, 1943
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a
BIOGRAFIA CORTICO

_

Ora cu Foreman di Welding, Jim
Bluejacket, sali fo’i Aruba na fin di e
luna aki pa regresa na Estados, Unidos
permanentemente, Lago lo perde un di
su empleadonan mas popular. bi ta tra-
ha na Departamento di Welding fo’i dia
2 di April di 1928, tempo cu e trabao di
e refineria a cvminza aki na Aruba.

Jim ta un Indio Americano, i e ta bi-
sa cu n’e Territorio Indio unda e a nace
ia biba tempo e tawata mucha, e hom-
ber cu por a grita mas duro i por a core
cabai di mas brutu tawata e persona di
mas importante di e comunidad. Tempo
e tawata joven e a traha como meester
di school durante un corto periodo; des-
pues e a bira solda na 1905, pero mes-
ter a sali na 1906 pa motibo cu su wo-
wonan no tawata mira bon. E a cumin-
za hunga baseball na 1906, i esaki a con-
tinua siendo su profesio durante e 15
ananan siguiente.

Na 1921 e a cuminza traha pa Com-
pania, i a keda na su sirbishi fo’i e tem-
po ey.

Jim a nace na un cunucu i awor e ta
bai biba na un cunucw atrobe despues cu
e tuma su retiro. E tin un rancho cu
Heller, crianza di bestia na Estados Unidos, pe-
ro e ta bisa cu probablemente e lo busca
un hende pa cuida e rancho p’e, pues e
tin gana di sosega awor.



Re!



Departamento di Engineering a crece considerablemente fo’i e tempo cu e foto- = Coe ela From Page 1
grafia aki di henter e departamento a worde tuma 12 afia pasa. Solamente siete No. 1 Pitch Still; Allan Kalloo, Fis. 10,
di e hombernan den e grupo aki ta traha ainda pa Lago. Un di nan ta Thomas Relocate one-inch pressure release line
Sequera, cu ta traha como ”rodman” i kende nos por mira sinta n’e punta dre- into tank 11; Daniel Zilko, Fls. 25, Sim-

chi di e rij di mas abao. plification of forms and office proce-

NEW ARRIVALS |

A son, James Ishmael, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Richardson, May 9.

A son, Franklin Eric, to Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Dowling, May 10.

A son, Imeldo Pedrito, to Mr. and Mrs.
Anselmo Winterdaal, May 13.

A daughter, Jeanette Louise, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram Lyles, May 15.

A daughter, Wendy Elizabeth, to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Perkins, May 16.

A daughter, Cynthia Elene, to Mr. and
Mrs. Albert London, May 16.

A son Jan Segundo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan Winterdaal May 16.

A son, Mohiyudeen, to Mr. and Mrs.
Abdool Rohoman, May 18.

A daughter, Maria Lourde, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cipriano, Geerman, May 20.

A daughter, Mearle Aileen, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Robinson, May 21.

A daughter, Rita Maria Auxiliadora,
to Mr. and Mrs. Pioso Geerman, May 22.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Emile Connor,
May 26.

dure, A. & B. section, Personnel depart-
ment.

All the ghosts that inhabited the stage at the Lago School play ’Spooks”, May
12 and 13, had been dispelled by the time this picture was taken, leaving familiar
young men and women in a variety of makeup. The cast (in the usual order)
included Vincent Walker, Frances Mingus, Gerald Sumption, John Teagle, Tom-
my Jean Richey, Shirley Mechling, Paula Moyer, Neil Schoen, James McNab,
Gerald Smith, and James Haase. Don Heebner of the Accounting department
and Willena Murphy of the school staff directed the production.




























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JUNE 4, 1943



RuUBA Esso NEWS

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W.1., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.



The next issue of the ArusaA Esso News will be distributed
Friday, June 25. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, June 19.

Telephone 3179

YES; FRUZ,

you'll do well to
look fearfully over
your shoulder and
wonder if that fel-
low was right when
he told you it
couldn’t happen to
you. Your Fuhrer’s
invincibility h as
been broken down
— in the fields of
Russia, the moun-
tains of Tunisia,
and the bom b-
shattered cities of
your own Germany.





It CAN happen there, and is likely to start before
you can say ’Heil Hitler”.

With the coming invasion of the Fortress of Europe,
more ships will sail, more tanks will roll, and more
pianes will fly than the world has ever seen, and only
men and ammunition will rank in importance’ with
petroleum when the United Nations’ juggernaut starts
to roll. With quantities of petroleum needed soaring into
astronomical figures, the urgency of Lago’s work is rais-
ed to a new high.

Employees here, whether clerks or operators, mechan-
ics or technicians, have played their part in the struggle
so far. Now, with our engines of war soon to move direci-
Jy on Germany, the work of those who provide the fuel
will be even more vital.



Secretary's Letter Clarifies
Gas Company Stock Situation



gas utilitie;
Compan.





Company

corpo



plication w



Employees who hold utility companies
stocks will find of interest the following
extract of a letter from the Company’s
Secretary, A. C. Minton, to a stock-





stock of
be dist







have to divest itself of stock in four natural
these being the
» Hope Natural Ga
Company, and Peoples

Company, the River
Natural Gas Com-

has caused to be organized a
ion under
Natural Gas Company which has filled an ap-
h the Securities and Exchange Com-
to acquire the gas
authority is granted, then
Jonsolidated Natural Gas Company will
buted to the stockholders of Standard
If the Commission

seeking authority
y, stocks. If that

Oil Company (New

ARUBA ESSO NEWS ' ZS

ALL EARS!



Den e préximo invasion di e Fortaleza Europeo, mas
barconan io navega, mas tankinan lo core i mas aeropla-
nonan lo bula cu esnan cu mundo a mira jamas, i sola-
mente hombernan i municion lo tin e mes grado di im-
portancia cu petroleo ora ejércitonan di Nacionnan Uni
cuminza nan marcha ’riba e Continente Europeo. Cu e
aumento di e cantidadnan necesario di petroleo te cu nan
ta yega na cifranan astronémico, e urgencia di e trabao
di Lago ta worde hiza na un haltura mas grandi.

Ye awor, empleadonan aki na Aruba tanto oficinista-
nan como operarionan, mecaniconan i tecniconan, a cum-
pli cu nan parti den e lucha actual. I awor cu nos ma-
shinnan di guera pronto lo avanza directamente ’riba
Alemenia, e trabao di esunnan cu ta traha e azeta lo ta
mas vital ainda.





East Ohio Gas

of Consolidated



holder:



*’.....shas referred to me that portion of your
letter with reference to the gas companies stock.

The order of the Securities and Exchange
Commission denied Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) an exemption under the Public Utility
Holding Company Act, and as a result of that
‘decision it followed that this Company would



does not approve such a plan it may be that
distribution of the utility companies stock will
have to be done separately. The matter is still
pending before the Commission and it is expect-
ed that it will reach a conclusion this year.
Certainly no distribution would take place before
June, and it may be it will be in the latter part
of the year.



(Signed) A. C. Minton, Secretary”

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

ee
Semi-Monthly Payroll

May 16 — 31

Tuesday, June 8

Monthly Payrolls

May 1 — 31

Wed., June 9









War is now thoroughly mechanized, but the fow!
legged conveyance that is fuelled with oats is sti
useful too. The U.S. Coast Guardsman above depends
on his horse to help him patrol long stretches
of shoreline.





Arvba’s military forces are supplemented by the Home

Guard, a voluntary organization of which over 100

Lago employees are members. Chief of their present

activities is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. sentry duty at certain

points, with each man taking a post once in every

eight or nine days. A group of them is shown below
during a recent assembly.

Forzanan militar di Aruba ta worde reforzé door di
Guardianan Civil, un organizacion voluntario den cual
tin mas di 100 empleado di Lago. E principal di nan
actividadnan actualmente ta di haci warda na cierto
tugarnan di ¢ isla fo'i 6 'or di atardi te 6 'or di ma-
nita, Un biaha den cada ocho of nueve dia, cada hom-
ker ta haci warda na un pest. Aki bao nos ta mira
un grupo di nan durante un rexnion reciente.





Shown above is Eloy Michael Ruiz, best known as "'Maiki’', of the Marine depart-
ment, as he received a parting gift from fellow employees, with William Thomas.
doing the presenting. He leaves the Company after service in the Marine depart-
ment since April 23, 1925, which is almost a record for length of service ac-
cumulated in Aruba; he was employed at that time by Captain Rodger, and, in
those early days, served as timekeeper, chief watchman, storekeeper, and several
other jobs at the same time. Mr. Ruiz has been the Company’s agent for bulk
deliveries of kerosene for several years, and he leaves to give all his attention
to this and a general service business. The appropriate gift arranged for him was
a typewriter to be used in his office. He is shown below with one of his three
trucks, with which he handles a 30,000 gallon monthly business in Esso kerosene.





os ta mira Eloy Michael Ruiz, miho conoci como "Mai di Depar-
Marina, recibiendo un regalo despedida fo’i su companeronan di
trabao; William Thomas a haci e presentacion. E ta retira fo'i Compania despues
di un sirbishi na Departamento di Marina fo'i dia 23 di April di 1925, cual casi
ta forma un reccrd pa tempo di sirlishi acumula na Aruba, N'e tempo ey e a
worde emplea door di Captain Rodger, i den e dianan ey e a traha como "time-
keeper”, "chief-watchman”, "storekeeper", i varios otro trabaonan n'’e mes tempo.
Pa varios afia caba, Sr. Ruiz ta agente di Compania pa ventanan por mayor di
kerosin, i awor e ta retira pa pone tur su atencion n’e negoshi aki i na otro ne-
goshinan di sirbishinan general. E regalo apropia cu e a worde obsequia tawata
un mashin di skirbi p’e usa na su oficina. Aki bao nos ta mir’e cu un di su tres
trucknan cu e ta usa pa entrega 30,000 galon di kerosin Esso cada luna.

































|



Yom. “aanesse

It was only a question of time till the troublesome Gremlins” that R.A.F.
pilots have complained about should make their appearance in Aruba. They
now have, in the Instrument Shop, where William Koopman has installed
the two males and one female (a Fifinella) in the shop’s musenm. Accord-
ing to the accompanying description, "they are the little rascals that emulsi-
fy mercury, beat up the pivots of galvanometers, and throw sand in
clock motor gears’’.



THE POCKETBOOK
of KNOWLEDGE :3::































they

HE Army 1S
EXPERIMENTING WITH
SPIRKPROOF SHOES,
26 A SAFEGUARE
FOR MEN WHO
DISPENSE
GASOLINE

MANY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS ARE MADE IN
AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS SO THAT OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR,
DIMENSIONS WHILE THEYARE BEING MANUFACTURED:



FLECTRIC EVES
ARE BEING SET UP arrenate
TO SPEED BLACKOUT:
IN MANY PUNT. ie MILLION EGGS IN A
THE EVE IS FocuseD Me \ Say accor twee
y ‘SURVNE



GOES OUT, THE EVE
TURNS OFF THE
LIGHTS IN THE PLANT



Sa a eas

Ta facil pa haya un GOGGLE ‘EM, BROTHER,

par di brilnan nobo

di seguridad, ae YOU CAN'T GET ANOTHER!

ta imposible pa haya ve < Don, Sf

un par di wowonan
nobo.

% You 00, SisTER

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL



Child stars of Hollywood have a way of growing up, and many
of them grow right out of the movies. Not so Deanna Durbin,
who successfully hurdled from the child to the lovely young lady
stage, with a dozen pictures to her credit and still going strong.









6

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

JUNE 4, 1943

2s JUNE 4, 1943,



MINUTE BIOGRAPHY

If you hear someone who starts out
"Now this isn’t very elevating and it
won't lift you out of the quagmire, but
did I ever tell you...... ” it is probably
Lago’s best story-teller starting a yarn
from his famous and apparently inex-
haustible supply. Most of them are built
on humor (and truth), and all of them
are worth listening to, and when Jim
Bluejacket leaves "for good” late this
month, Lago will lose not only a Weld-
ing Foreman but a colorful character
who was good for a ray of sunshine any
time.

Jim, whose life has been studded with
more "ups and downs and arounds”
than most, says his: plans for the future
are beginning to round out a cycle --
he started on a farm in Indian Territory,
and is going back to a farm in the same
general direction.

He was born in Indian Territory
(later Oklahoma) in 1887, and as a
Shawnee Indian he received a birthright
of 80 acres of land. This, he says, was
the land where the fellow who could
whoop the loudest and ride the meanest
horse was the most important member
of the community. This probably made
his subsequent job as a country school-
teacher seem dull, and in 1905 he left
it to join the Army; he was only 18 but
big enough so he had no trouble mis-
representing his age. He enlisted for
service in the Philippines, but had to
take a medical discharge before getting
there.

He drifted into baseball in 1906, join-
ing the Nebraska Indians, who toured
the East playing exhibition games.
Starting up the ladder from there, he
played at Keokuk, Iowa, then Bloom-

ington, Illinois (where oldest-son Fred-
die was born) and finally made the big-
time when he was sold to the New York
Giants. After being purchased by the



Giants but before signing a contract, he
went over to Brooklyn of the Federal
League, which was then making a bid
as a third major league.

Tt was here that he was the direct
cause of a new baseball rule being writ-
ten into the books. With Pittsburg bat-
ting, Brooklyn was two runs_ behind;
two men were out and a man was on
first when Jim was called in to pitch.
Before he pitched a ball to a batter he
threw to first, catching the Pittsburger
out. Brooklyn then made four runs, and
a third pitcher replaced Jim to finish
the game. The first pitcher could not be
credited with the win because he was
behind when removed from the game,
neither could the last pitcher, since the
team was ahead when he took over;
consequently Jim Bluejacket, who hadn’t
pitched a ball, received credit for win-
ning the game. Robert Ripley’s and
other "strange as it seems’ features
have periodically publicized this base-
ball legend, and it brought Jim a small
but enduring bit of fame. Now the rules
say a pitcher has to have pitched a ball
to win a game.

Jim later went on to Cincinnati, where
he won 17 and lost 2. Not long after
this he started to lose too many, how-
ever; asked why he got out of big league
baseball, he sys he had to quit to keep
his supporting infielders from getting
killed! .

His earliest connection with the Com-
pany came through baseball. He was on
a Wyoming ranch planting grain when
he heard of a team at Greybull, where
the players combined baseball with the
solid earning power of refinery work.
The Midwest Oil Company owned the
league, and Jim joined up in 1921 as a
member of the pipefitters gang and the
baseball team. When Midwest was taken
over by Standard, Jim stayed on in pipe
work and later welding.

Later. when he had been Wood
River, Illinois a year and a half, T. S.
Cooke, late Vice-President of Lago, who

at

Though this is
picture,

an
Jim




cket is shown
his bat

ause that is the
way most Esso News
readers will remem-
ber him. The pup
rates high in the
family, but is con-
siderably oucranked
by the granddaugh-
ter, visible between

Jim and Jennie in
the picture on the
table.

had known Jim in Wyoming, sent for
him from Chicago and offered him a
job at the new refinery-building at
Aruba. Mr. Cooke told him the Lago
refinery would grow, that iater they
might build 17 or 18 houses, and said
he could stay on in a maintenance job
after the Plant was finished. (Two parts
of Mr. Cooke’s statement were incor-
rect — nearly a thousand houses have
been built, and the plant has never real-
ly been finished).

Jim came to Aruba in the rough-and-
ready days of 1928 (April 2) when work
and poker were the chief aspects of
Colony life. In recent years he has re-
placed the poker with golf. Starting to
play the game when he was nearly 50,
he developed what was probably the
stiffest barndoor swing ever seen on a
golf course; it brings results, however,
keeping him in the middle 40’s.

No story would be complete without
a sample of Jim’s: yarns, many of which
have to do with the "old days” here. He
tells of two new employees of what he
calls “the missing-link type’, who hunt-
ed shells on the beach soon after their
arrival and then sat down to write about
it to their wives. A- "How do you
spell Wednesday? I can spell Saturday
but not Wednesday”. B- Why?” A- "I
want to tell Louise we hunted seashells
today”. B- "Tell her we hunted ‘em on
Saturday, you can spell that — the let-
ter won’t be there for three weeks and
she won’t know you're lying”.

In another story he tells of a discus-
sion in the old sheepsheds about men too
long in the tropics "slipping”. It was
during a time when the laundry service
was uncertain; Bluejacket had his: name
written very large on his shirt, while a
man named Coates had his name de-
corating the back of his trousers. Coates
walked out during the discussion and a
new man said "How long has that fel-
low been in the tropics?” "Thirty
years”, was the answer. "Well, he’s
been here too long; he has coats written
on his pants — and misspelled at that”.

Jim’s 20-year interest in welding is
now replaced with cattle, but in a mild
sort of way. He plans to settle on his
140 well-stocked acres 90 miles from
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his brother now
runs things for him and will probably
continue. Jim says that suits him fine
because he has no ambitions whatever to
get into anything like work after he
leaves Aruba.

Banda robez nos ta mira Jim Bluejacket, e Foreman popular
di Departamento di Welding, cu lo retira fo’i Compania 6
luna aki. Pa algo mas tocante Sr. Bluejacket, mira pagina 2.










































JUNE 4, 1943

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



+ Shown above is the newly-organized Accounting-Personnel team, which got off

to a slow start with a 3-1 loss to the Lago Heights squad. So far this season
the L.H. men have taken all comers, with their string of consecutive victories

> in the impressive neighborhood of eight. The ”Pencil-pushers” above are, back

row left to



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SCORES
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: Baseball
7 May 9
[ Battery B
3 Esso Garage
1
- Artraco
1 El Cubano
_ May 14
> Army H. & S.
S Esso Garage
4 May 16
a San Lucas
3 Independiente
May 23
3 San Lucas
y Battery A
E Esso Garage
a Independiente
is
id Cricket
IS May 16
a Lago Sport Park
ly Lago Heights
1e
fa Basketball
© May 15
Aruba Juniors
Lago Heights
Football
May 2
Jong Holland
Sabaneta Camp
May 9
aa GR CrP:

| 6 .
2. Oranje

Andrew Sjaw-a-Kian, Damian Tromp, Antolino Tromp, and
Front row: Saul Ruiz, Luisito Dirksz, Rolando dePalm, Jack Robles, and

ight: Jose Geerman, Harold James, Andries Geerman, Deo dePalm,

Michael Fingal.

Tommy Croes.

ow Oo

100

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51

16
14

May 13
Sabaneta Camp o
La Fama 0
May 15
Sabaneta Camp 3
Jong Unidos 1
Lago Heights 10
Marine-Drydock 0
May 16
Unidos 1
Oranje 2
May 22
Lago Heights 3
Acctg.-Personnel 1

SPORT SHORTS



Baseball fans at the Sport Park May
23 saw what was probably as hard a
blow as was ever given to a_ budding
young team. The hard-hitting Esso
Garage nine, playing against the new
and inexperienced Independientes, blast-
ed open the game in the first inning
with nine runs. In the second they add-
ed eight more, piled on four more in the
third inning, and capped it with three
more in the fourth. After the fourth the
game was called at 24-0 on account of
exhaustion.

Such a slaughter was no doubt a field
day for the fans, who must have been
somewhat exhausted themselves by that
time, but might have an unfortunate ef-
fect on the losing team, which is learn-
ing the game and could develop into a
credit to the league in another season
or two. It is hoped that the ywill keep
right on trying, remembering that every
expert was a dub once.

BOWLING LEAGUE
STANDINGS

(Final in Handicap Leagues)

Eastern League

Chemists 25 aL 595
Oil Inspectors 23 19 548
Estimators 22 20 524
Listers 20 19 513
Coordinators 21 21 500
Struc. Drafters 21 21 500
Metal Inspectors 20 22 476
Piping Drafters 13 26 333
Western League

Labor 26 16 619
M. & C. Office 25 LT, 595
Colony Service 23 19 548
Carpenters 21 20 512
Pipefitters 21 21 500
M. & C. Admin, 16 23 410
Boilermakers 17 25 405
Garage 15 23 395
Southern League

Inst. 2 20. 12 692
Medical 22 ui 564
Personnel 20 16 556
T.S.D. 9 19 20 487
Inst. 1 19 20 487
Elect. 1 17 22 436
Elect. 3 14 22 389
Elect. 2 6 15 286
Northern League

Acctg. 1 24 18 571
Acid Plant 22 20 524
Acctg. 2 22 20 524
Marine 21 20 512
P.S. Office 21 21 500
L.O.F. Office 20 22 476
Men’s Forum 19 22 463
Acctg. 3 18 24 429
Scratch League(Second Halt at May 29)
Army Officers ct) 3 834
T.S.D. Process 13 5 723
T.S.D. Labs. afl 7 611
Process 9 9 500
Accounting 8 10 444
Lago Misc. 8 10 444
M.W. Kellogg 8 10 444
Utilities 8 10 444
M. & C. c 1 389
Chicago Bridge 4 14 222



With the handicap league winding up
this week, a few statistics are now in
order. The over-all average for all play-
ers during the season was 143.9. Two
leagues were sub-standard, while two
exceeded this figure. The Western
League was the hottest, with an aver-
age of 147.6, and 28 men who rolled
better than the 143.9 average. The
Southern was second with 146.8, follow-
ed by the Northern with 140.9, and the
Eastern with 140.4. Space permitting,
names of highest-average men will. be
published in the next issue.







8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS













A veteran master-
of-ceremonies di d
the speech-making,
last month when the
Engineering depart.
ment had a farewell
gift of table silvec
for one of its mem-
bers, Ruby Dean..
They are shown as,
Don Blair offered
her the _ depart-
ment’s good wishes
for her future,
which chiefly i

volves matrimony in Trinidad. Miss Dean had been an employee since

November 2, 1942.

Leonard Coronel, well-known Marine
Office employee, left the Company late

Bernard Riley, an
employee in the M.

& C. Office since in April after service of 14 years. He
1939, left May 18 expects to devote all his attention to
for New York to the importing business he has maintain-

ed for some time.

In addition to the well-wishes of the
department, he took with him a parting
gift of an Elgin watch.

study dentistry. He
had had some
practical experience,
and plans to follow
it up with formal
study.



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“Double-barreled” saving is shown in the photograph above, taken at the
Company’s recently-opened lumber salvage depot. All crates, boxes, concrete

forms, and other once-used wood is taken to this site below the Kdeleanu Plant
for sorting and recovery of lumber that can be used again. Anything not
saivageable for further refinery use is put into the enclosure in the background,
which is open to the public, and eventually not so much as a splinter is wasted.
Some come for nails, others for wood, and with morning-to-night activity in the
enclosure, the wood is hauled away by the armload and truckload for use as
firewood or for minor building.
N’e portret aki ’riba, cual a worde saca n’e deposito nobo cu Compania a habri
recientemente pa pone palo cu a worde usa caba, nos ta mira con conservacion
ta tuma luga en doble forma. Tur soorto di caha, plankinan cu a sirbi di forma
pa basha beton, i palo cu a worde usa un bez caba ta worde hibé n’e luga aki
pabao di Edeleanu Plant, unda esun cu por worde usa atrobe ta worde scogi
j aparta. Tur palo cu no por bolbe worde usa den refineria ta worde poni den e
cura cu nos ta mira mas patras, cual ta habri pa publico, i finalmente ni un
pida chiquito di palo ta worde malgasta. Algun hende ta bini pa clabo, otro-
nan ta bin busca tabla, i cu un actividad durante dia i anochi tur palo den e
cura ta worde hiba cu man i cu truck pa worde usé pa kima den candela of pa
cualquier construccion chiquito.

JUNE 4, 1943

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United States Naval Official
Addresses the Engineer's Club



Taking as his subject "The Causes
and Progress of the Present War”, Cap-
tain S. A. Clements of the U. S. Navy
spoke to the Engineers’ Club last week,
giving the members an _ authoritative
"background for war” and a glance at
its conduct. In the course of the evening
Captain Clements made some interesting
off-the-record predictions on the outcome
of the war.

In the lively question period that fol-
lowed the main address, the talk ranged
over the whole world picture, from the
possibilities of a peaceful Europe to the
sinking of the German battleship ”Bis-
marck”’.

Beer, sandwiches, and conversation
rounded out the evening.
SERVICE AWARDS From page 1
L. G. Smith was employed at the S. O.
Co. of Indiana’s Whiting refinery on
June 16, 1943 as a draftsman, and sub-
sequently became chief draftsman. Later
he worked a year as assistant general
foreman of the Boilor Shop, and from
1916 to 1922 was in various operating
departments. He then went to Casper
as general foreman of the cracking plant
and later was general foreman of other
operating units including the lube and
wax department.

In August, 1927 he was transferred
to the Pan American Petroleum & Trans-
port Co., as Assistant General Manager
of Manufacturing, at New York, having
charge of refineries at Tampico, Balti-
more, and Destrehan, and the building
and operating of refineries at Savannah,
Georgia, and Hamburg, Germany. After
May, 1932 he was in the office of Pre-
sident G. W. Gordon until October 19,
1933, when he came to Aruba as General
Manager. He was subsequently made a
Director, and in February, 1942 was
elected a Vice-President of the Lago Oil
& Transport Company Ltd.

SPORT PARK BASEBALL



June 6 Esso Garage vs El Cubano
June 13 San Lucas vs Independiente
June 20 El Cubano vs Artraco

BASEBALL STANDINGS

(Including game of May 30)
Won Lost Tied

Esso Garage 3 1
San Lucas 3 1 1
Artraco 2 2 1
E] Cubano 2 2

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VOL. 4, No. 8 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD. JUNE 4, 1943
SERVICE AWARDS Ideas Net Fls. 165 For Son of Late S.O.Co. President
June, 1943 “Thoughtful” Employees Killed in Texas Plane Crash
10-Year Buttons Lieut. William S. Farish Jr., 31, son of
Caaper Raver Aces Best Award Goes to Substitute the late Standard Oil Company (N. J.)
Ten Grocs Accounting For War-Scarce Material, Cork president W. S. Farish, was killed May
Matheo Wellman Acid & Edel. 16 in a plane crash at Waxahachie,
Gregorio Willems Acid & Edel. When ten "Coin Your Ideas” awards Texas. The trainer plane in which he
Charles Newton Blacksmith were made last month, the highest, for and a fellow Army airman were demon-
Guillermo Ruiz Carpenter Fis. 50, went to Colin Ward of the _ strating a barrel roll crashed and burned
Charles Maduro Carpenter Engineering department for his sugges- during a flying exhibition. The accident
Anton Essed Carpenter tion that balsa wood, obtainable in large was witnessed by several thousand per-
Thomas Muller Carpenter peg i shee Mesa, be eae AE
Bonifacio Boekhoudt Carpenter ed for hard-to-get cork as an insulator. * 2 -
Carl Bryson Garcatie Balsa wood, which is so light that a at cape eee a instructor
Frank Ciccarelli Colony Serv. man can easily lift a huge log of it, was : my Air Field, after previous
Isidro Croes Engineering first used here in quantity over a year @SSignments at Ellington, Kelly, and
Enrique Tromp Engineering ago, to give buoyancy to ships’ life Randolph fields. — :
George Gummels Machinist rafts. The air spaces within the wood | He is survived by his wife, a son, Wil-
Calino Damian Machinist which give it buoyancy in water also liam S. Farish III, and his mother.
Henry Held Medical make it a good non-conductor of heat —
Robert Kennerty M. & C. or cold, and as a result of the ”C.Y.I.”
Simon Maduro Utilities suggestion it has been used successfully ee kia . att
Frederick Illidge Watching in insulating the cold room of the noe ee Hoe oe fees
Candido Dabian Welding knock-engine laboratory. ee See a eee eee
Other awards made last month were: Frank LEU IN Fis. 15, Widen ap-
20 -Year Buttons Ceci! Annamunthodo, Fis. 10, Install Pro&ch to Main Dock; John Keller,
identifvines malene mon ElvdromsOttices Fls. 10, Install catch pans at the pitch
Brereton Teagle Personnel = 5 sample cocks at 1 and 2 Pitch Stills;

Brereton Teagle was first employed
in June, 1923, as a carpenters’ helper at
Baywav refinery. He worked at mechani-
cal trades and in the operating division
until 1926, when he went into foreign
service. He spent three years supervi-
sing the refinery at Trieste, Italy, and
six years in Paris in supervisory work
over the European refineries. From 1936
to 1941 he was in the New York Office,
coming to Aruba as Personnel Manager
September 2, 1941.

Robert Rodger Warehouse

Robert Rodger was employed by the
Standard-Vacum Oil Company in 1923,
as assistant superintendent of the instal-
Jation at Tientsin, North China. After

wa Seven years there he spent one year at
late Hsinho, then five more years at Tientsin.

th In 1937 he was transferred to Shanghai,
rhosand was there until the Japanese took
othe it over in 1941. He came to Aruba De-
hurcember 16, 1942.

ldre

30-Year Button

Stephen de Abreu. Fils. 10. Install ctch
box at 5 and 6 units; Arthur Cordice,
Fls. 10, Install watercooler at battle-
field west of Blacksmith Shop; Benoit

Segundo Zara, Fis. 15, Install connec-
tion in fowr-inch drain line under tower,

Continued on page 2



The acquisition of four additional members of the marine staff was announced

on the Marine Office bulletin board last month. The

formal announcement

requested cooperation in assisting the new employees, particularly in leaving out
leftover milk from coffee clubs. Their special duties will include the elimination

Lloyd Smith Executive 3
of various unwelcome elements in the Marine building. Three of the new

After graduating from the University

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“hat Illinois in Mechanical engineering. personnel, Mickey, Pooch, and Chessie, were photographed in a relaxed mo-
Te z ment, Tiny, the fourth, was out on shift at the time and could not be included

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Continued on Page 8 in the picture.








Ancient i
History

The _ Engiveering
department has
grown considerably
in numbers, quar-
ters, and work since
this picture was
taken 12 years ago.
This is saiu to ove
the entire depart-
ment, with the ex-
ception of Duckett,
who took _ the
picture, and Frank
Perkins, who was
probably vacation-
ing at the _ time.
Reading from the
top row to the bot-
tom, in a general
left-to-right order,
they were:Lorenzon,
W. J. Johnson, Mrs.
Guy Smith, Keller,
McReynolds, Hogue
and Roding; Chip-
pendale, Greene,
Moore, and Switzer;
Falley, Gill, Zamor-

ra, another Johnson, and Baggaley; Donnelley, Mullikan, Tremblay,

Hickey, Klaus, and Guy Smith; the rodmen on the bottom step were Ras,

Quandt, Ernest, deCuba, and Sequera. Of the group in the picture, only

McReynolds, Roding, Chippendale, Greene, Switzer, Baggaley, and Sequera are
still in Aruba service (plus Frank Perkins).



ARUBA ESSO NEWS JUNE 4, 1943
————S



a
BIOGRAFIA CORTICO

_

Ora cu Foreman di Welding, Jim
Bluejacket, sali fo’i Aruba na fin di e
luna aki pa regresa na Estados, Unidos
permanentemente, Lago lo perde un di
su empleadonan mas popular. bi ta tra-
ha na Departamento di Welding fo’i dia
2 di April di 1928, tempo cu e trabao di
e refineria a cvminza aki na Aruba.

Jim ta un Indio Americano, i e ta bi-
sa cu n’e Territorio Indio unda e a nace
ia biba tempo e tawata mucha, e hom-
ber cu por a grita mas duro i por a core
cabai di mas brutu tawata e persona di
mas importante di e comunidad. Tempo
e tawata joven e a traha como meester
di school durante un corto periodo; des-
pues e a bira solda na 1905, pero mes-
ter a sali na 1906 pa motibo cu su wo-
wonan no tawata mira bon. E a cumin-
za hunga baseball na 1906, i esaki a con-
tinua siendo su profesio durante e 15
ananan siguiente.

Na 1921 e a cuminza traha pa Com-
pania, i a keda na su sirbishi fo’i e tem-
po ey.

Jim a nace na un cunucu i awor e ta
bai biba na un cunucw atrobe despues cu
e tuma su retiro. E tin un rancho cu
Heller, crianza di bestia na Estados Unidos, pe-
ro e ta bisa cu probablemente e lo busca
un hende pa cuida e rancho p’e, pues e
tin gana di sosega awor.



Re!



Departamento di Engineering a crece considerablemente fo’i e tempo cu e foto- = Coe ela From Page 1
grafia aki di henter e departamento a worde tuma 12 afia pasa. Solamente siete No. 1 Pitch Still; Allan Kalloo, Fis. 10,
di e hombernan den e grupo aki ta traha ainda pa Lago. Un di nan ta Thomas Relocate one-inch pressure release line
Sequera, cu ta traha como ”rodman” i kende nos por mira sinta n’e punta dre- into tank 11; Daniel Zilko, Fls. 25, Sim-

chi di e rij di mas abao. plification of forms and office proce-

NEW ARRIVALS |

A son, James Ishmael, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Richardson, May 9.

A son, Franklin Eric, to Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Dowling, May 10.

A son, Imeldo Pedrito, to Mr. and Mrs.
Anselmo Winterdaal, May 13.

A daughter, Jeanette Louise, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram Lyles, May 15.

A daughter, Wendy Elizabeth, to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Perkins, May 16.

A daughter, Cynthia Elene, to Mr. and
Mrs. Albert London, May 16.

A son Jan Segundo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan Winterdaal May 16.

A son, Mohiyudeen, to Mr. and Mrs.
Abdool Rohoman, May 18.

A daughter, Maria Lourde, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cipriano, Geerman, May 20.

A daughter, Mearle Aileen, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Robinson, May 21.

A daughter, Rita Maria Auxiliadora,
to Mr. and Mrs. Pioso Geerman, May 22.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Emile Connor,
May 26.

dure, A. & B. section, Personnel depart-
ment.

All the ghosts that inhabited the stage at the Lago School play ’Spooks”, May
12 and 13, had been dispelled by the time this picture was taken, leaving familiar
young men and women in a variety of makeup. The cast (in the usual order)
included Vincent Walker, Frances Mingus, Gerald Sumption, John Teagle, Tom-
my Jean Richey, Shirley Mechling, Paula Moyer, Neil Schoen, James McNab,
Gerald Smith, and James Haase. Don Heebner of the Accounting department
and Willena Murphy of the school staff directed the production.

























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JUNE 4, 1943



RuUBA Esso NEWS

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W.1., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.



The next issue of the ArusaA Esso News will be distributed
Friday, June 25. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, June 19.

Telephone 3179

YES; FRUZ,

you'll do well to
look fearfully over
your shoulder and
wonder if that fel-
low was right when
he told you it
couldn’t happen to
you. Your Fuhrer’s
invincibility h as
been broken down
— in the fields of
Russia, the moun-
tains of Tunisia,
and the bom b-
shattered cities of
your own Germany.





It CAN happen there, and is likely to start before
you can say ’Heil Hitler”.

With the coming invasion of the Fortress of Europe,
more ships will sail, more tanks will roll, and more
pianes will fly than the world has ever seen, and only
men and ammunition will rank in importance’ with
petroleum when the United Nations’ juggernaut starts
to roll. With quantities of petroleum needed soaring into
astronomical figures, the urgency of Lago’s work is rais-
ed to a new high.

Employees here, whether clerks or operators, mechan-
ics or technicians, have played their part in the struggle
so far. Now, with our engines of war soon to move direci-
Jy on Germany, the work of those who provide the fuel
will be even more vital.



Secretary's Letter Clarifies
Gas Company Stock Situation



gas utilitie;
Compan.





Company

corpo



plication w



Employees who hold utility companies
stocks will find of interest the following
extract of a letter from the Company’s
Secretary, A. C. Minton, to a stock-





stock of
be dist







have to divest itself of stock in four natural
these being the
» Hope Natural Ga
Company, and Peoples

Company, the River
Natural Gas Com-

has caused to be organized a
ion under
Natural Gas Company which has filled an ap-
h the Securities and Exchange Com-
to acquire the gas
authority is granted, then
Jonsolidated Natural Gas Company will
buted to the stockholders of Standard
If the Commission

seeking authority
y, stocks. If that

Oil Company (New

ARUBA ESSO NEWS ' ZS

ALL EARS!



Den e préximo invasion di e Fortaleza Europeo, mas
barconan io navega, mas tankinan lo core i mas aeropla-
nonan lo bula cu esnan cu mundo a mira jamas, i sola-
mente hombernan i municion lo tin e mes grado di im-
portancia cu petroleo ora ejércitonan di Nacionnan Uni
cuminza nan marcha ’riba e Continente Europeo. Cu e
aumento di e cantidadnan necesario di petroleo te cu nan
ta yega na cifranan astronémico, e urgencia di e trabao
di Lago ta worde hiza na un haltura mas grandi.

Ye awor, empleadonan aki na Aruba tanto oficinista-
nan como operarionan, mecaniconan i tecniconan, a cum-
pli cu nan parti den e lucha actual. I awor cu nos ma-
shinnan di guera pronto lo avanza directamente ’riba
Alemenia, e trabao di esunnan cu ta traha e azeta lo ta
mas vital ainda.





East Ohio Gas

of Consolidated



holder:



*’.....shas referred to me that portion of your
letter with reference to the gas companies stock.

The order of the Securities and Exchange
Commission denied Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) an exemption under the Public Utility
Holding Company Act, and as a result of that
‘decision it followed that this Company would



does not approve such a plan it may be that
distribution of the utility companies stock will
have to be done separately. The matter is still
pending before the Commission and it is expect-
ed that it will reach a conclusion this year.
Certainly no distribution would take place before
June, and it may be it will be in the latter part
of the year.



(Signed) A. C. Minton, Secretary”

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

ee
Semi-Monthly Payroll

May 16 — 31

Tuesday, June 8

Monthly Payrolls

May 1 — 31

Wed., June 9






War is now thoroughly mechanized, but the fow!
legged conveyance that is fuelled with oats is sti
useful too. The U.S. Coast Guardsman above depends
on his horse to help him patrol long stretches
of shoreline.





Arvba’s military forces are supplemented by the Home

Guard, a voluntary organization of which over 100

Lago employees are members. Chief of their present

activities is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. sentry duty at certain

points, with each man taking a post once in every

eight or nine days. A group of them is shown below
during a recent assembly.

Forzanan militar di Aruba ta worde reforzé door di
Guardianan Civil, un organizacion voluntario den cual
tin mas di 100 empleado di Lago. E principal di nan
actividadnan actualmente ta di haci warda na cierto
tugarnan di ¢ isla fo'i 6 'or di atardi te 6 'or di ma-
nita, Un biaha den cada ocho of nueve dia, cada hom-
ker ta haci warda na un pest. Aki bao nos ta mira
un grupo di nan durante un rexnion reciente.





Shown above is Eloy Michael Ruiz, best known as "'Maiki’', of the Marine depart-
ment, as he received a parting gift from fellow employees, with William Thomas.
doing the presenting. He leaves the Company after service in the Marine depart-
ment since April 23, 1925, which is almost a record for length of service ac-
cumulated in Aruba; he was employed at that time by Captain Rodger, and, in
those early days, served as timekeeper, chief watchman, storekeeper, and several
other jobs at the same time. Mr. Ruiz has been the Company’s agent for bulk
deliveries of kerosene for several years, and he leaves to give all his attention
to this and a general service business. The appropriate gift arranged for him was
a typewriter to be used in his office. He is shown below with one of his three
trucks, with which he handles a 30,000 gallon monthly business in Esso kerosene.





os ta mira Eloy Michael Ruiz, miho conoci como "Mai di Depar-
Marina, recibiendo un regalo despedida fo’i su companeronan di
trabao; William Thomas a haci e presentacion. E ta retira fo'i Compania despues
di un sirbishi na Departamento di Marina fo'i dia 23 di April di 1925, cual casi
ta forma un reccrd pa tempo di sirlishi acumula na Aruba, N'e tempo ey e a
worde emplea door di Captain Rodger, i den e dianan ey e a traha como "time-
keeper”, "chief-watchman”, "storekeeper", i varios otro trabaonan n'’e mes tempo.
Pa varios afia caba, Sr. Ruiz ta agente di Compania pa ventanan por mayor di
kerosin, i awor e ta retira pa pone tur su atencion n’e negoshi aki i na otro ne-
goshinan di sirbishinan general. E regalo apropia cu e a worde obsequia tawata
un mashin di skirbi p’e usa na su oficina. Aki bao nos ta mir’e cu un di su tres
trucknan cu e ta usa pa entrega 30,000 galon di kerosin Esso cada luna.






























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Yom. “aanesse

It was only a question of time till the troublesome Gremlins” that R.A.F.
pilots have complained about should make their appearance in Aruba. They
now have, in the Instrument Shop, where William Koopman has installed
the two males and one female (a Fifinella) in the shop’s musenm. Accord-
ing to the accompanying description, "they are the little rascals that emulsi-
fy mercury, beat up the pivots of galvanometers, and throw sand in
clock motor gears’’.



THE POCKETBOOK
of KNOWLEDGE :3::































they

HE Army 1S
EXPERIMENTING WITH
SPIRKPROOF SHOES,
26 A SAFEGUARE
FOR MEN WHO
DISPENSE
GASOLINE

MANY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS ARE MADE IN
AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS SO THAT OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE CHANGES WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR,
DIMENSIONS WHILE THEYARE BEING MANUFACTURED:



FLECTRIC EVES
ARE BEING SET UP arrenate
TO SPEED BLACKOUT:
IN MANY PUNT. ie MILLION EGGS IN A
THE EVE IS FocuseD Me \ Say accor twee
y ‘SURVNE



GOES OUT, THE EVE
TURNS OFF THE
LIGHTS IN THE PLANT



Sa a eas

Ta facil pa haya un GOGGLE ‘EM, BROTHER,

par di brilnan nobo

di seguridad, ae YOU CAN'T GET ANOTHER!

ta imposible pa haya ve < Don, Sf

un par di wowonan
nobo.

% You 00, SisTER

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL



Child stars of Hollywood have a way of growing up, and many
of them grow right out of the movies. Not so Deanna Durbin,
who successfully hurdled from the child to the lovely young lady
stage, with a dozen pictures to her credit and still going strong.






6

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

JUNE 4, 1943

2s JUNE 4, 1943,



MINUTE BIOGRAPHY

If you hear someone who starts out
"Now this isn’t very elevating and it
won't lift you out of the quagmire, but
did I ever tell you...... ” it is probably
Lago’s best story-teller starting a yarn
from his famous and apparently inex-
haustible supply. Most of them are built
on humor (and truth), and all of them
are worth listening to, and when Jim
Bluejacket leaves "for good” late this
month, Lago will lose not only a Weld-
ing Foreman but a colorful character
who was good for a ray of sunshine any
time.

Jim, whose life has been studded with
more "ups and downs and arounds”
than most, says his: plans for the future
are beginning to round out a cycle --
he started on a farm in Indian Territory,
and is going back to a farm in the same
general direction.

He was born in Indian Territory
(later Oklahoma) in 1887, and as a
Shawnee Indian he received a birthright
of 80 acres of land. This, he says, was
the land where the fellow who could
whoop the loudest and ride the meanest
horse was the most important member
of the community. This probably made
his subsequent job as a country school-
teacher seem dull, and in 1905 he left
it to join the Army; he was only 18 but
big enough so he had no trouble mis-
representing his age. He enlisted for
service in the Philippines, but had to
take a medical discharge before getting
there.

He drifted into baseball in 1906, join-
ing the Nebraska Indians, who toured
the East playing exhibition games.
Starting up the ladder from there, he
played at Keokuk, Iowa, then Bloom-

ington, Illinois (where oldest-son Fred-
die was born) and finally made the big-
time when he was sold to the New York
Giants. After being purchased by the



Giants but before signing a contract, he
went over to Brooklyn of the Federal
League, which was then making a bid
as a third major league.

Tt was here that he was the direct
cause of a new baseball rule being writ-
ten into the books. With Pittsburg bat-
ting, Brooklyn was two runs_ behind;
two men were out and a man was on
first when Jim was called in to pitch.
Before he pitched a ball to a batter he
threw to first, catching the Pittsburger
out. Brooklyn then made four runs, and
a third pitcher replaced Jim to finish
the game. The first pitcher could not be
credited with the win because he was
behind when removed from the game,
neither could the last pitcher, since the
team was ahead when he took over;
consequently Jim Bluejacket, who hadn’t
pitched a ball, received credit for win-
ning the game. Robert Ripley’s and
other "strange as it seems’ features
have periodically publicized this base-
ball legend, and it brought Jim a small
but enduring bit of fame. Now the rules
say a pitcher has to have pitched a ball
to win a game.

Jim later went on to Cincinnati, where
he won 17 and lost 2. Not long after
this he started to lose too many, how-
ever; asked why he got out of big league
baseball, he sys he had to quit to keep
his supporting infielders from getting
killed! .

His earliest connection with the Com-
pany came through baseball. He was on
a Wyoming ranch planting grain when
he heard of a team at Greybull, where
the players combined baseball with the
solid earning power of refinery work.
The Midwest Oil Company owned the
league, and Jim joined up in 1921 as a
member of the pipefitters gang and the
baseball team. When Midwest was taken
over by Standard, Jim stayed on in pipe
work and later welding.

Later. when he had been Wood
River, Illinois a year and a half, T. S.
Cooke, late Vice-President of Lago, who

at

Though this is
picture,

an
Jim




cket is shown
his bat

ause that is the
way most Esso News
readers will remem-
ber him. The pup
rates high in the
family, but is con-
siderably oucranked
by the granddaugh-
ter, visible between

Jim and Jennie in
the picture on the
table.

had known Jim in Wyoming, sent for
him from Chicago and offered him a
job at the new refinery-building at
Aruba. Mr. Cooke told him the Lago
refinery would grow, that iater they
might build 17 or 18 houses, and said
he could stay on in a maintenance job
after the Plant was finished. (Two parts
of Mr. Cooke’s statement were incor-
rect — nearly a thousand houses have
been built, and the plant has never real-
ly been finished).

Jim came to Aruba in the rough-and-
ready days of 1928 (April 2) when work
and poker were the chief aspects of
Colony life. In recent years he has re-
placed the poker with golf. Starting to
play the game when he was nearly 50,
he developed what was probably the
stiffest barndoor swing ever seen on a
golf course; it brings results, however,
keeping him in the middle 40’s.

No story would be complete without
a sample of Jim’s: yarns, many of which
have to do with the "old days” here. He
tells of two new employees of what he
calls “the missing-link type’, who hunt-
ed shells on the beach soon after their
arrival and then sat down to write about
it to their wives. A- "How do you
spell Wednesday? I can spell Saturday
but not Wednesday”. B- Why?” A- "I
want to tell Louise we hunted seashells
today”. B- "Tell her we hunted ‘em on
Saturday, you can spell that — the let-
ter won’t be there for three weeks and
she won’t know you're lying”.

In another story he tells of a discus-
sion in the old sheepsheds about men too
long in the tropics "slipping”. It was
during a time when the laundry service
was uncertain; Bluejacket had his: name
written very large on his shirt, while a
man named Coates had his name de-
corating the back of his trousers. Coates
walked out during the discussion and a
new man said "How long has that fel-
low been in the tropics?” "Thirty
years”, was the answer. "Well, he’s
been here too long; he has coats written
on his pants — and misspelled at that”.

Jim’s 20-year interest in welding is
now replaced with cattle, but in a mild
sort of way. He plans to settle on his
140 well-stocked acres 90 miles from
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his brother now
runs things for him and will probably
continue. Jim says that suits him fine
because he has no ambitions whatever to
get into anything like work after he
leaves Aruba.

Banda robez nos ta mira Jim Bluejacket, e Foreman popular
di Departamento di Welding, cu lo retira fo’i Compania 6
luna aki. Pa algo mas tocante Sr. Bluejacket, mira pagina 2.







































JUNE 4, 1943

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



+ Shown above is the newly-organized Accounting-Personnel team, which got off

to a slow start with a 3-1 loss to the Lago Heights squad. So far this season
the L.H. men have taken all comers, with their string of consecutive victories

> in the impressive neighborhood of eight. The ”Pencil-pushers” above are, back

row left to



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SCORES
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: Baseball
7 May 9
[ Battery B
3 Esso Garage
1
- Artraco
1 El Cubano
_ May 14
> Army H. & S.
S Esso Garage
4 May 16
a San Lucas
3 Independiente
May 23
3 San Lucas
y Battery A
E Esso Garage
a Independiente
is
id Cricket
IS May 16
a Lago Sport Park
ly Lago Heights
1e
fa Basketball
© May 15
Aruba Juniors
Lago Heights
Football
May 2
Jong Holland
Sabaneta Camp
May 9
aa GR CrP:

| 6 .
2. Oranje

Andrew Sjaw-a-Kian, Damian Tromp, Antolino Tromp, and
Front row: Saul Ruiz, Luisito Dirksz, Rolando dePalm, Jack Robles, and

ight: Jose Geerman, Harold James, Andries Geerman, Deo dePalm,

Michael Fingal.

Tommy Croes.

ow Oo

100

67
51

16
14

May 13
Sabaneta Camp o
La Fama 0
May 15
Sabaneta Camp 3
Jong Unidos 1
Lago Heights 10
Marine-Drydock 0
May 16
Unidos 1
Oranje 2
May 22
Lago Heights 3
Acctg.-Personnel 1

SPORT SHORTS



Baseball fans at the Sport Park May
23 saw what was probably as hard a
blow as was ever given to a_ budding
young team. The hard-hitting Esso
Garage nine, playing against the new
and inexperienced Independientes, blast-
ed open the game in the first inning
with nine runs. In the second they add-
ed eight more, piled on four more in the
third inning, and capped it with three
more in the fourth. After the fourth the
game was called at 24-0 on account of
exhaustion.

Such a slaughter was no doubt a field
day for the fans, who must have been
somewhat exhausted themselves by that
time, but might have an unfortunate ef-
fect on the losing team, which is learn-
ing the game and could develop into a
credit to the league in another season
or two. It is hoped that the ywill keep
right on trying, remembering that every
expert was a dub once.

BOWLING LEAGUE
STANDINGS

(Final in Handicap Leagues)

Eastern League

Chemists 25 aL 595
Oil Inspectors 23 19 548
Estimators 22 20 524
Listers 20 19 513
Coordinators 21 21 500
Struc. Drafters 21 21 500
Metal Inspectors 20 22 476
Piping Drafters 13 26 333
Western League

Labor 26 16 619
M. & C. Office 25 LT, 595
Colony Service 23 19 548
Carpenters 21 20 512
Pipefitters 21 21 500
M. & C. Admin, 16 23 410
Boilermakers 17 25 405
Garage 15 23 395
Southern League

Inst. 2 20. 12 692
Medical 22 ui 564
Personnel 20 16 556
T.S.D. 9 19 20 487
Inst. 1 19 20 487
Elect. 1 17 22 436
Elect. 3 14 22 389
Elect. 2 6 15 286
Northern League

Acctg. 1 24 18 571
Acid Plant 22 20 524
Acctg. 2 22 20 524
Marine 21 20 512
P.S. Office 21 21 500
L.O.F. Office 20 22 476
Men’s Forum 19 22 463
Acctg. 3 18 24 429
Scratch League(Second Halt at May 29)
Army Officers ct) 3 834
T.S.D. Process 13 5 723
T.S.D. Labs. afl 7 611
Process 9 9 500
Accounting 8 10 444
Lago Misc. 8 10 444
M.W. Kellogg 8 10 444
Utilities 8 10 444
M. & C. c 1 389
Chicago Bridge 4 14 222



With the handicap league winding up
this week, a few statistics are now in
order. The over-all average for all play-
ers during the season was 143.9. Two
leagues were sub-standard, while two
exceeded this figure. The Western
League was the hottest, with an aver-
age of 147.6, and 28 men who rolled
better than the 143.9 average. The
Southern was second with 146.8, follow-
ed by the Northern with 140.9, and the
Eastern with 140.4. Space permitting,
names of highest-average men will. be
published in the next issue.




8 ARUBA ESSO NEWS













A veteran master-
of-ceremonies di d
the speech-making,
last month when the
Engineering depart.
ment had a farewell
gift of table silvec
for one of its mem-
bers, Ruby Dean..
They are shown as,
Don Blair offered
her the _ depart-
ment’s good wishes
for her future,
which chiefly i

volves matrimony in Trinidad. Miss Dean had been an employee since

November 2, 1942.

Leonard Coronel, well-known Marine
Office employee, left the Company late

Bernard Riley, an
employee in the M.

& C. Office since in April after service of 14 years. He
1939, left May 18 expects to devote all his attention to
for New York to the importing business he has maintain-

ed for some time.

In addition to the well-wishes of the
department, he took with him a parting
gift of an Elgin watch.

study dentistry. He
had had some
practical experience,
and plans to follow
it up with formal
study.



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“Double-barreled” saving is shown in the photograph above, taken at the
Company’s recently-opened lumber salvage depot. All crates, boxes, concrete

forms, and other once-used wood is taken to this site below the Kdeleanu Plant
for sorting and recovery of lumber that can be used again. Anything not
saivageable for further refinery use is put into the enclosure in the background,
which is open to the public, and eventually not so much as a splinter is wasted.
Some come for nails, others for wood, and with morning-to-night activity in the
enclosure, the wood is hauled away by the armload and truckload for use as
firewood or for minor building.
N’e portret aki ’riba, cual a worde saca n’e deposito nobo cu Compania a habri
recientemente pa pone palo cu a worde usa caba, nos ta mira con conservacion
ta tuma luga en doble forma. Tur soorto di caha, plankinan cu a sirbi di forma
pa basha beton, i palo cu a worde usa un bez caba ta worde hibé n’e luga aki
pabao di Edeleanu Plant, unda esun cu por worde usa atrobe ta worde scogi
j aparta. Tur palo cu no por bolbe worde usa den refineria ta worde poni den e
cura cu nos ta mira mas patras, cual ta habri pa publico, i finalmente ni un
pida chiquito di palo ta worde malgasta. Algun hende ta bini pa clabo, otro-
nan ta bin busca tabla, i cu un actividad durante dia i anochi tur palo den e
cura ta worde hiba cu man i cu truck pa worde usé pa kima den candela of pa
cualquier construccion chiquito.

JUNE 4, 1943

ee es

United States Naval Official
Addresses the Engineer's Club



Taking as his subject "The Causes
and Progress of the Present War”, Cap-
tain S. A. Clements of the U. S. Navy
spoke to the Engineers’ Club last week,
giving the members an _ authoritative
"background for war” and a glance at
its conduct. In the course of the evening
Captain Clements made some interesting
off-the-record predictions on the outcome
of the war.

In the lively question period that fol-
lowed the main address, the talk ranged
over the whole world picture, from the
possibilities of a peaceful Europe to the
sinking of the German battleship ”Bis-
marck”’.

Beer, sandwiches, and conversation
rounded out the evening.
SERVICE AWARDS From page 1
L. G. Smith was employed at the S. O.
Co. of Indiana’s Whiting refinery on
June 16, 1943 as a draftsman, and sub-
sequently became chief draftsman. Later
he worked a year as assistant general
foreman of the Boilor Shop, and from
1916 to 1922 was in various operating
departments. He then went to Casper
as general foreman of the cracking plant
and later was general foreman of other
operating units including the lube and
wax department.

In August, 1927 he was transferred
to the Pan American Petroleum & Trans-
port Co., as Assistant General Manager
of Manufacturing, at New York, having
charge of refineries at Tampico, Balti-
more, and Destrehan, and the building
and operating of refineries at Savannah,
Georgia, and Hamburg, Germany. After
May, 1932 he was in the office of Pre-
sident G. W. Gordon until October 19,
1933, when he came to Aruba as General
Manager. He was subsequently made a
Director, and in February, 1942 was
elected a Vice-President of the Lago Oil
& Transport Company Ltd.

SPORT PARK BASEBALL



June 6 Esso Garage vs El Cubano
June 13 San Lucas vs Independiente
June 20 El Cubano vs Artraco

BASEBALL STANDINGS

(Including game of May 30)
Won Lost Tied

Esso Garage 3 1
San Lucas 3 1 1
Artraco 2 2 1
E] Cubano 2 2

0 4

Independiente











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SERVICE AWARDS
June, 1943
10-Year Buttons
Casper Wever
John Croes
Matheo Wellman
Gregorio Willems
Charles Newtan
Guillermo Ruiz
Charles Maduro
Anton Essed
Thomas Muller
Bonifacio Boekhoudt
Carl Bryson
Frank Ciccarelli
Isidro Croes
Enrique Tromp
George Gummels
Calino Damian
Henry Held
Robert Kennerty
Simon Maduro
Frederick Illidge
Candido Dabian
20 -Year
Brereton Tegle
Accounting
Accounting
Acid & Edel.
Acid & Edel.
Blacksmith
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Colony Serv.
Engineering
Engineering
Machinist
Machinist
Medical
M. & C.
Utilities
Watching
Welding
Buttons
Personnel
)Ut Brereton Teagle was first employed
rbl in June, 1923, as a carpenters' helper at
et Bavwav refinery. He worked at mechani-
i cal trades and in the operating division
hel until 1926, when he went into foreign
first service. He spent three years supervi-
jus sing the refinery at Trieste, Italy, and
in six years in Paris in supervisory work
over the European refineries. From 1936
an' to 1941 he was in the New York Office,
no coming to Aruba as Personnel Manager
div September 2, 1941.
uin Robert Rodger Warehouse
ver Robert Rodger was employed by the
)tu Standard-Vacum Oil Company in 1923,
opr as assistant superintendent of the instal-
th lation at Tientsin, North China. After
wa seven years there he spent one year at
late Hsinho, then five more years at Tientsin.
th In 1937 he was transferred to Shanghai,
rhosand was there until the Japanese took
ath it over in 1941. He came to Aruba De-
hulcember 16, 1942.
Idre
30-Year Button
Lloyd Smith Executive
trio, After graduating from the University
havf Illiniis in Mec'hanical engineering,
wh1 Contnued on Page 8
Ideas Net FIs. 165 For
"Thoughtful" Employees
Best Award Goes to Substitute
For War-Scarce Material, Cork
When ten "Coin Your Ideas" awards
were made last month, the highest, foi
Fls. 50, went to Colin Ward of the
Engineering department for his sugges-
tion that balsa wood, obtainable in large
quantities from Venezuela, be substitut-
ed for hard-to-get cork as an insulator.
Balsa wood, which is so light that a
man can easily lift a huge log of it, was
first used here in quantity over a year
ago, to give buoyancy to ships' life
rafts. The air spaces within the wood
which give it buoyancy in water also
make it a good non-conductor of heat
or cold, and as a result of the "C.Y.I."
suggestion it has been used successfully
in insulating the cold room of the
knock-engine laboratory.
Other awards made last month were:
Cecil Annamunthodo, Fls. 10, Install
identifying signs on Hydro Office:
4t-n hen Ae Abreu. Fls. 10. Install cptch
box at 5 and 6 units; Arthur Cordice,
Fls. 10, Install watercooler at battle-
field west of Blacksmith Shop; Benoit
Son of Late S. 0. Co. President
Killed in Texas Plane Crash
Lieut. William S. Farish Jr., 31, son of
the late Standard Oil Company (N. J.)
president W. S. Farish, was killed May
16 in a plane crash at Waxahachie,
Texas. The trainer plane in which he
and a fellow Army airman were demon-
strating a barrel roll crashed and burned
during a flying exhibition. The accident
was witnessed by several thousand per-
sons.
Lieutenant Farish was an instructor
at Waco Army Air Field, after previous
assignments at Ellington, Kelly, and
Randolph fields.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Wil-
liam S. Farish III, and his mother.
Ilernandez, Fls. 10, Install identifica-
tion signs at Blacksmith and Tin Shops;
Frank Robinson, Fls. 15, Widen, ap-
nroach to Main Dock; John Keller,
Fls. 10, Install catch pans at the pitch
sample cocks at 1 and 2 Pitch Stills;
Segundo Zara, FIs. 15, Install connec-
tion in four-inch drain line under tower.
Continued on paqe 2
The acquisition of four additional members of the marine staff was announced
on the Marine Office bulletin board last month. The formal announcement
requested cooperation in assisting the new employees, particularly in leaving out
leftover milk from coffee clubs. Their special duties will include the elimination
of various unwelcome elements in the Marine building. Three of the new
personnel, Mickey, Pooch, and Chessie, were photographed in a relaxed mo-
ment. Tiny, the fourth, was out on shift at the time and could not be included
in the picture.
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Ancient
History
T h e Engifeering
department h a s
grown considerably
in numbers, quar-
ters, and work since
this picture was
taken 12 years ago. .a
This is sai to o .
the entire depart- .
ment, with the ex-
ception of Duckett, ".
who took the
picture, and Frank
Perkins, who was
probably vacation-
Ing at the time.
Reading from the
top row to the bot-
tom, in a general
left-to-right order,
they were:Lorenzon,
W. J. Johnson, Mrs.
Guy Smith, Keller,
MeReynolds, Hogue
and Roding; Chip-
pendale, Green e,
Moore, and Switzer;
Falley, Gill, Zamor-
ra, another Johnson, and Baggaley; Donnelley, Mullikan, Tremblay, Heller,
Hickey, Klaus, and Guy Smith; the rodmen on the bottom step were Ras,
Quandt, Ernest, deCuba, and Sequera. Of the group in the picture, only
MeReynolds, Roding, Chippendale, Greene, Switzer, Baggaley, and Sequera are
still in Aruba service (plus Frank Perkins).
Departamento di Engineering a crece considerablemente fo'i e tempo cu e foto-
grafia aki di henter e departamento a worde tumi 12 afia pasha. Solamente siete
di e hombernan den e grupo aki t6 traha ainda pa Lago. Un di nan ta Thomas
Sequera, cu t6 traha como "rodman" i kende nos por mira sint& n'e punts dre-
chi di e ri di mas abao.
NEW ARRIVALS
A son, James Ishmael, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Richardson, May 9.
A son, Franklin Eric, to Mr. and Mrs.
Orville Dowling, May 10.
A son, Imeldo Pedrito, to Mr. and Mrs.
Anselmo Winterdaal, May 13.
A daughter, Jeanette Louise, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hiram Lyles, May 15.
A daughter, Wendy Elizabeth, to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Perkins, May 16.
A daughter, Cynthia Elene, to Mr. and
Mrs. Albert London, May 16.
A son Jan Segundo, to Mr. and Mrs.
Jan Winterdaal May 16.
A son, Mohiyudeen, to Mr. and Mrs.
Abdool Rohoman, May 18.
A daughter, Maria Lourde, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cipriano, Geerman, M1ay 20.
A daughter, Mearle Aileen, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Robinson, May 21.
A daughter, Rita Maria Auxiliadora,
to Mr. and Mrs. Pioso Geerman, May 22.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Emile Connor,
May 26.
BIOGRAFIA CORTICO
Ora cu Foreman di Welding, Jim
Bluejacket, sali fo'i Aruba na fin di e
luna aki pa regresa na Estados Unidos
permanentemente, Lago lo perde un di
su empleaaonan mas popular. h ta tra-
ha na Departamento di Welding fo'i dia
2 di April di 1928, tempo cu e trabao di
e refineria a cu,-ninza aki na Aruba.
Jim ta un Indio Americano, i e ta bi-
sa cu n'e Territorio Indio unda e a nace
i a biba tempo e tawata much, e hom-
ber cu por a grita mas duro i por a core
cabai di mas brutu tawata e persona di
mas important di e comunidad. Tempo
e tawata joven e a traha como meester
di school durante un corto period; des-
pues e a bira solda na 1905, pero mes-
ter a sali na 1906 pa motibo cu su wo-
wonan no tawata mira bon. E a cumin-
za hunga baseball na 1906, i esaki a con-
tinua siendo su profesio durante e 15
aianan siguiente.
Na 1921 e a cuminza traha pa Com-
pania, i a keda na su sirbishi fo'i e tem-
po ey.
Jim a nace na un cunucu i awor e ta
bai biba na un cunucus atrobe despues cu
e tuma su retire. E tin un rancho cu
crianza di bestia na Estados Unidos, pe-
ro e ta bisa cu probablemente e lo busca
un hende pa cuida e rancho p'e, pues e
tin gana di sosega awor.
"C. Y. I. From Page I
No. 1 Pitch Still; Allan Kalloo, Fls. 10.
Relocate one-inch pressure release line
into tank 11; Daniel Zilko, Fls. 25, Sim-
plification of forms and office proce-
dure, A. & B. section, Personnel depart-
ment.
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All the ghosts that inhabited the stage at the Lago School play "Spooks", May
12 and 13, had been dispelled by the time this picture was taken, leaving familiar
young men and women in a variety of makeup. The cast (in the usual order)
included Vincent Walker, Frances Mingus, Gerald Sumption, John Teagle, Tom-
my Jean Richey, Shirley Mechling, Paula Moyer, Neil Schoen, James McNab,
Gerald Smith, and James Haase. Don Heebner of the Accounting department
and Willena Murphy of the school staff directed the production.
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ARUA ( N ws
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W. I., BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, June 25. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, June 19.
Telephone 3179
ALL EARS-!
YES, FRITZ,
you'll do well to
look fearfully over
your shoulder and
wonder if that fel-
low was right when
he told you it
couldn't happen to
you. Your Fuhrer's
invincibility h a s
been broken down
- in the fields of
Russia, the moun-
tains of Tunisia,
and the b o m b-
shattered cities of
your own Germany.
It CAN happen there, and is likely to
you can say "Heil Hitler".
start before
With the coming invasion of the Fortress of Europe,
more ships will sail, more tanks will roll, and more
planes will fly than the world has ever seen, and only
men and ammunition will rank in importance with
petroleum when the United Nations' juggernaut starts
to roll. With quantities of petroleum needed soaring into
astronomical figures, the urgency of Lago's work is rais-
ed to a new high.
Employees here, whether clerks or operators, mechan-
ics or technicians, have played their part in the struggle
so far. Now, with our engines of war soon to move direct-
ly on Germany, the work of those who provide the fuel
will be even more vital.
Den e pr6ximo invasion di e Fortaleza Europeo, mas
barconan lo navega, mas tankinan lo core i mas aeropla-
nonan lo bula cu esnan cu mundo a mira jamas, i sola-
mente hombernan i municion lo tin e mes grado di im-
portancia cu petroleo ora ejercitonan di Nacionnan Uni
cuminza nan march 'riba e Continente Europeo. Cu e
aumento di e cantidadnan necesario di petroleo te cu nan
ta yega na cifranan astron6mico, e urgencia di e trabao
di Lago ta worde hiz& na un haltura mas grand.
Te awor, empleadonan aki na Aruba tanto oficinista-
n.n como operarionan, mrcaniconan i tecniconan, a cum-
pli cu nan parti den e lucha actual. I awor cu nos ma-
shinnan di guera pronto lo avanza directamente 'riba
Alemonia, e trabao di esunnan cu ta traha e azeta lo ta
mas vital ainda.
Secretary's Letter Clarifies
Gas Company Stock Situation
Employees who hold utility companies
stocks will find of interest the following
extract of a letter from the Company's
Secretary, A. C. Minton, to a stock-
holder:
"......has referred to me that portion of your
letter with reference to the gas companies stock.
The order of the Securities and Exchange
Commission denied Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) an exemption under the Public Utility
Holding Company Act. and as a result of that
decision it folonwd that this Company would
have to divest itself of stock in four natural
gas utilities, these being the East Ohio Gas
Company, Hope Natural Gas Company, the River
Gas Company. and Peoples Natural Gas Com-
pany.
This Company has caused to be organized a
corporation under the name of Consolidated
Natural Gas Company which has filled an ap-
plication with the Securities and Exchange Com-
mission seeking authority to acquire the gas
utility, stocks. If that authority is granted, then
stock of Consolidated Natural Gas Company will
be distributed to the stockholders of Standard
Oil Company (New Jersey). If the Commission
does not approve such a plan it may be that
distribution of the utility companies stock will
have to be done separately. The matter is still
pending before the Commission and it is expect-
ed that it will reach a conclusion this year.
Certainly no distribution would take place before
June. and it may be it will be in the latter part
of the year.
(Signed) A. C. Minton, Secretary"
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
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Semi-Monthly Payroll
May 16 31 Tuesday,
Monthly Payrolls
May 1 31 Wed.,
June 8
June 9
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 4. 1943
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NEWS
AND
VIEWS
Shown above is Eloy Michael Rulz, best known as "Maikl", of the Marine depart-
ment, as he received a parting gift from fellow employees, with William Thomas
doing the presenting. He leaves the Company after service in the Marine depart-
ment since April 23, 1925, which is almost a record for length of service ac-
cumulated in Aruba; he was employed at that time by Captain Rodger, and, in
those early days, served as timekeeper, chief watchman, storekeeper, and several
other jobs at the same time. Mr. Rulz has been the Company's agent for bulk
deliveries of kerosene for several years, and he leaves to give all his attention
to this and a general service business. The appropriate gift arranged for him was
a typewriter to be used in his office. He is shown below with one of his three
trucks, with which he handles a 30,000 gallon monthly business In Esse kerosene.
AkL 'riba nos ta mira Eloy Michael Rulz, miho conoci come "Malki", dl Depar-
tamento di Marina, recibiendo un regale di despedida fo'i su compafleronan di
trabao; William Thomas a hacl e presentation. E ta retira fo'i Compania despues
di un sirbishi na Departaments di Marina fo'i dia 23 di April di 1925, cual cabi
ta forma un record pa tempo dl sirlilshi acumulA na Aruba. N'e tempo ey e a
word eaplea door di Captain Rodger, I den e dianan ey e a traha como "time-
keeper", "chief-watchman", "storekeeper", I varies otro trabaonan n'e mes tempo.
Pa varies alfa caba, Sr. Ruiz ta agent di Compania pa ventanan per mayor di
kerosin, I awor e ta retire pa pone tur su atencion n'e negoshi aki I na otro ne-
goshinan di sirbishinan general. E regal apropia cu e a word obsequiA tawata
un mashin di skirbi p'e usa na su oficina. Aki bao nos ta mir'e cu un di so trees
trucknan cu e ta usa pa entrega 30,000 galon dl kerosin Esso cada luna.
War is now thoroughly mechanized, but the four-
legged conveyance that Is fuelled with oats is still
useful too. The U.S. Coast Guardsman above depends
on his horse to help him patrol long stretches
of shoreline. r
Aruba's military forces are supplemented by the Home
Guard, a voluntary organization of which over 100
Lago employees are members. Chief of their present
activities is 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. sentry duty at certain
points, with each man taking a post once in every
eight or nine days. A group of them Is shown below
during a recent assembly.
Frranan military di Aruba ta word reforzi deoor dl
Guardlanan Civil, un organization voluntario den cual
tin mas dl 100 empleedo di Lago. E principal di nan
ictividodnan actualmente ta di hadi warda na clerto
lugarnan di e Isla feo'I 'or di atardi te 6 'or di ma-
nita. U, biaha den cada ocho of nueve dia, cada hom-
Ibr ta haci warda na un post. Aki bao nos ta mira
an grupo di nan durante un reunion reciente.
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Ta facil pa haya un 6046W 'IJEOTER
opar di brilnan nobo I F TA E l
di seguridad, pero WOCAtMTTANPIw R
ta impossible pa ha a
un par di wowonan
nobo.
NATION SAFETY COUNCIL
It was only a question of time till the troublesome "Gremlins" that R.A.F.
pilots have complained about should make their appearance in Aruba. They
now have. In the Instrument Shop, where William Koopman has installed
the two males and one female (a Fifinella) In the shop's museum. Accord.
ing to the accompanying description, "they are the little rascals that emulsi-
fy mercury, beat up the pivots of galvanometers, and throw sand in
clock motor gears".
Child stars of Hollywood have a way of growing up, and many
of them grow right out of the movies. Not so Deanna Durbin.
who successfully hurdled from the child to the lovely young lady
stage, with a dozen pictures to her credit and still going strong.
THE POCKETBOOK
o KNOWLEDGE T4<
I SAVE MANPOWER FOR WARPOWER, I
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SJUNE 4 1943
MINUTE BIOGRAPHY
If you hear someone who starts out
"Now this isn't very elevating and it
won't lift you out of the quagmire, but
did I ever tell you......" it is probably
Lago's best story-teller starting a yarn
from his famous and apparently inex-
haustible supply. Most of them are built
on humor (and truth), and all of them
are worth listening to, and when Jim
Bluejacket leaves "for good" late this
month, Lago will lose not only a Weld-
ing Foreman but a colorful character
who was good for a ray of sunshine any
time.
Jim, whose life has been studded with
more "ups and downs and around"
than most, says his plans for the future
are beginning to round out a cycle --
he started on a farm in Indian Territory,
and is going back to a farm in the same
general direction.
He was born in Indian Territory
(later Oklahoma) in 1887, and as a
Shawnee Indian he received a birthright
of 80 acres of land. This. he says, was
the land where the fellow who could
whoop the loudest and ride the meanest
horse was the most important member
of the community. This probably made
his subsequent job as a country school-
teacher seem dull, and in 1905 he left
it to join the Army; he was only 18 but
big enough so he had no trouble mis-
representing his age. He enlisted for'
service in the Philippines, but had to
take a medical discharge before getting
there.
He drifted into baseball in 1906, join-
ing the Nebraska Indians, who toured
the East playing exhibition games.
Starting up the ladder from there, he
played at Keokuk, Iowa, then Bloom-
ington, Illinois (where oldest-son Fred-
die was born) and finally made the big-
time when he was sold to the New York
Giants. After being purchased by the
Giants but before signing a contract, he
went over to Brooklyn of the Federal
League, which was then making a bid
as a third major league.
It was here that he was the direct
cause of a new baseball rule being writ-
ten into the books. With Pittsburg bat-
ting, Brooklyn was two runs behind;
two men were out and a man was on
first when Jim was called in to pitch.
Before he pitched a ball to a batter he
threw to first, catching the Pittsburger
out. Brooklyn then made four runs, and
a third pitcher replaced Jim to finish
the game. The first pitcher could not be
credited with the win because he was
behind when removed from the game,
neither could the last pitcher, since the
team was ahead when he took over;
consequently Jim Bluejacket, who hadn't
pitched a ball, received credit for win-
ning the game. Robert Ripley's and
other "strange as it seems" features
have periodically publicized this base-
ball legend, and it brought Jim a small
but enduring bit of fame. Now the rules
say a pitcher has to have pitched a ball
to win a game.
Jim later went on to Cincinnati, where
he won 17 and lost 2. Not long after
this he started to lose too many, how-
ever: asked why he got out of big league
baseball, he s Ivs he had to quit to keep
his supporting infielders from getting
killed!
His earliest connection with the Com-
panv came through baseball. He was on
a Wyoming ranch planting grain when
he heard of a team at Greybull. where
the players combined baseball with the
solid earning power of refinery work.
The Midwest Oil Company owned the
league, and Jim joined un in 1921 as a
member of the pipefitters gang and the
baseball team. When Midwest was taken
over by Standard, Jim stayed on in pipe
work and later welding.
Later, when he had been At Wood
River, Illinois a year and a half, T. S.
Cooke, late Vice-President of Lago, who
SThough this is an
indoot picture. Jim
Bluejacket is shown
wearing h i s buat
because that is the
way most Esso News
Searlers will remem-
her him. The pup
rates high in the
family, but Is con-
siderably outranked
by the granddaugh-
tot, visible between
Jim and Jennie in
table.
had known Jim in Wyoming, sent for
him from Chicago and offered him a
job at the new refinery-building at
Aruba. Mr. Cooke told him the Lago
refinery would grow, that later they
might build 17 or 18 houses, and said
he could stay on in a maintenance job
after the Plant was finished. (Two parts
of Mr. Cooke's statement were incor-
rect nearly a thousand houses have
been built, and the plant has never real-
ly been finished).
Jim came to Aruba in the rough-and-
ready days of 1928 (April 2) when work
and poker were the chief aspects of
Colony life. In recent years he has re-
placed the poker with golf. Starting to
play the game when he was nearly 50,
he developed what was probably the
stiffest barndoor swing ever seen on a
golf course; it brings results, however,
keeping him in the middle 40's.
No story would be complete without
a sample of Jim's yarns, many of which
have to do with the "old days" here. He
tells of two new employees of what he
calls "the missing-link type", who hunt-
ed shells on the beach soon after their
arrival and then sat down to write about
it to their wives. A- "How do you
spell Wednesday? I can spell Saturday
but not Wednesday". B- "Why?" A- "I
want to tell Louise we hunted seashells
today". B- "Tell her we hunted 'em on
Saturday, you can spell that the let-
ter won't be there for three weeks and
she won't know you're lying".
In another story he tells of a discus-
sion in the old sheepsheds about men too
long in the tropics "slipping". It was
during a time when the laundry service
was uncertain; Bluejacket had his name
written very large on his shirt, while a
man named Coates had his name de-
corating the back of his trousers. Coates
walked out during the discussion and a
new man said "How long has that fel-
low been in the tropics?" "Thirty
years", was the answer. "Well, he's
been here too long; he has coats written
on his pants -and misspelled at that".
Jim's 20-year interest in welding is
now replaced with cattle, but in a mild
sort of way. He plans to settle on his
140 well-stocked acres 90 miles from
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his brother now
runs things for him and will probably
continue. Jim says that suits him fine
because he has no ambitions whatever to
get into anything like work after he
leaves Aruba.
Banda robez nos ta mira Jim Bluejacket, e Foreman popular
di Departamento di Welding, cu lo retire fo'l Compania e
luna aid. Pa algo mas tocante Sr. Bluejacket, mira piagna 2
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JUNE 4. 1943
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JUNE 4, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
BOWLING LEAGUE
STANDINGS
(Final in Handicap Leagues)
Shown above is the newly-organized Accounting-Personnel team, which got off
to a slon start with a 3-1 loss to the Lago Heights squad. So far this season
the L.H. men have taken all comers, with their string of consecutive victories
in the impressive neighborhood of eight. The "Pencil-pushers" above are, back
row left to right: Jose Geerman, Harold James, Andries Geerman, Deo dePalm,
Andrew Sjaw-a-Kian, Damian Tromp, Antolino Tromp, and Michael Fingal.
Front row: Saul Ruiz, Luisito Dirksz, Rolando dePalm, Jack Robles, and
Tommy Croes.
SSCORES
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SBaseball
/ May 9
I Battery B
s Esso Garage
Artraco
1 El Cubano
May 14
Army H. & S.
s Esso Garage
e
e May 16
a San Lucas
S Independiente
a May 23
S
San Lucas
y Battery A
s Esso Garage
Independiente
is
Ld Cricket
s May 16
m Lago Sport Park
ly Lago Heights
ie
to Basketball
e May 15
Aruba Juniors
Lago Heights
Football
May 2
Jong Holland
Sabaneta Camp
May 9
lar R.C.B.
'e Oranje
LB.
May 13
Sabaneta Camp
La Fama
May 15
Sabaneta Camp
Jong Unidos
Lago Heights
Marine-Drydock
May 16
Unidos
Oranje
May 22
Lago Heights
Acctg.-Personnel
SPORT SHORTS
Baseball fans at the Sport Park May
23 saw what was probably as hard a
blow as was ever given to a budding
young team. The hard-hitting Esso
Garage nine, playing against the new
and inexperienced Independientes, blast-
ed open the game in the first inning
with nine runs. In the second they add-
ed eight more, piled on four more in the
third inning, and capped it with three
more in the fourth. After the fourth the
game was called at 24-0 on account of
exhaustion.
Such a slaughter was no doubt a field
day for the fans, who must have been
somewhat exhausted themselves by that
time, but might have an unfortunate ef-
fect on the losing team, which is learn-
ing the game and could develop into a
credit to the league in another season
or two. It is hoped that the will keep
right on trying, remembering that every
expert was a dub once.
Eastern League
Chemists
Oil Inspectors
Estimators
Listers
Coordinators
Struc. Drafters
Metal Inspectors
Piping Drafters
Western League
Labor
M. & C. Office
Colony Service
Carpenters
Pipefitters
M. & C. Admin.
Boilermakers
Garage
Southern League
Inst. 2
Medical
Personnel
T.S.D. 9
Inst. 1
Elect. 1
Elect. 3
Elect. 2
Northern League
Acctg. 1
Acid Plant
Acctg. 2
Marine
P.S. Office
L.O.F. Office
Men's Forum
Acctg. 3
Scratch League(Second Half
Army Officers 15
T.S.D. Process 13
T.S.D. Labs 11
Process 9
Accounting 8
Lago Misc. 8
M.W. Kellogg 8
Utilities 8
M. & C. 7
Chicago Bridge 4
at May
3
5
7
9
With the handicap league winding up
this week, a few statistics are now in
order. The over-all average for all play-
ers during the season was 143.9. Two
leagues were sub-standard, while two
exceeded this figure. The Western
League was the hottest, with an aver-
age of 147.6, and 28 men who rolled
better than the 143.9 average. The
Southern was second with 146.8, follow-
ed by the Northern with 140.9, and the
Eastern with 140.4. Space permitting,
names of highest-average men will be
published in the next issue.
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JUNE 4, 1943
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JUNe 4. 104
A veteran master-
of-ceremonies d I d
the speech-makinr
last month when lh0
Engineering deplrt-
ment had a farewell
gift of table sihle.
for one of its me.n-
bers, Ruby Den
They are shonn a-
Don Blair olfe;e.
her t he depart
ment's good ihe-
for her future
which chiefly in-
volves matrimony in Trinidad. Miss Dean had
November 2, 1942.
Bernard Riley, an
employee in the M.
& C. Office since
1939, left May 18
for New York to
study dentistry. He
had had som e
practical experience,
and plans to follow
it up with formal
study.
been an employee since
Leonard Coronel, well-known Marine
Office employee, left the Company late
in April after service of 14 years. He
expects to devote all his attention to
the importing business he has maintain-
ed for some time.
In addition to the well-wishes of the
department, he took with him a parting
gift of an Elgin watch.
"Double-barreled" saving is shown in the photograph above, taken at the
Company's recently-opened lumber salvage depot. All crates, boxes, concrete
forms, and other once-used wood is taken to this site below the Edeleanu Plant
for sorting and recovery of lumber that can be used again. Anything not
salvageable for further refinery use is put into the enclosure in the background.
which is open to the public, and eventually not so much as a splinter is wasted.
Some come for nails, others for wood, and with morning-to-night activity in the
enclosure, the wood is hauled away by the armload and truckload for use as
firewood or for minor building.
N'e portret aki 'riba, cual a word saci n'e deposit nobo cu Compania a habri
reclentemente pa pone palo cu a word usa caba, nos ta mira con conservation
ta tuma luga en double forma. Tur soorto di caha, plankinan cu a sirbi di forms
pa basha beton, i palo cu a worde usa un bez caba ta word hibi n'e luga aki
pabao di Edeleanu Plant, unda esun cu por word usa atrobe ta word scogi
i apart. Tur palo cu no por bolbe word usa den refineria ta worde poni den e
cura cu nos ta mira mas patras, cual ta habri pa public, i finalmente ni un
pida ehiquito di palo to worde malgasti. Algun hende ta bini pa clabo, otro-
nan ta bin busea tabla, i cu un actividad durante dia 1 anochi tur palo den e
cura ta word hibi cu man I cu truck pa word usA pa kima den candela of pa
cualquier construction chiquito.
United States Naval Official
Addresses the Engineer's Club
Taking as his subject "The Causes
and Progress of the Present War", Cap-
tain S. A. Clements of the U. S. Navy
spoke to the Engineers' Club last week,
giving the members an authoritative
"background for war" and a glance at
its conduct. In the course of the evening
Captain Clements made some interesting
off-the-record predictions on the outcome
of the war.
In the lively question period that fol-
lowed the main address, the talk ranged
over the whole world picture, from the
possibilities of a peaceful Europe to the
sinking of the German battleship "Bis-
marck".
Beer, sandwiches, and conversation
rounded out the evening.
SERVICE AWARDS
From page 1
L. G. Smith was employed at the S. O.
Co. of Indiana's Whiting refinery on
June 16, 1943 as a draftsman, and sub-
sequently became chief draftsman. Later
he worked a year as assistant general
foreman of the Boilor Shop, and from
1916 to 1922 was in various operating
departments. He then went to Casper
as general foreman of the cracking plant
and later was general foreman of other
operating units including the lube and
wax department.
In August, 1927 he was transferred
to the Pan American Petroleum & Trans-
port Co., as Assistant General Mhnager
of Manufacturing, at New York, having
charge of refineries at Tampico, Balti-
more, and Destrehan, and the building
and operating of refineries at Savannah,
Georgia, and Hamburg, Germany. After
May, 1932 he was in the office of Pre-
sident G. W. Gordon until October 19,
1933, when he came to Aruba as General
Manager. He was subsequently made a
Director, and in February, 1942 was
elected a Vice-President of the Lago Oil
& Transport Company Ltd.
SPORT PARK BASEBALL
June 6 Esso Garage vs El Cubano
June 13 San Lucas vs Independiente
June 20 El Cubano vs Artraco
BASEBALL STANDINGS
(Including game of May 30)
Won Lost Tied
Esso Garage 3 1
San Lucas 3 1 1
Artraco 2 2 1
El Cubano 2 2
Independiente 0 4
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