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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 25, 1943
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VOL. 4, No. 9

Legion and Military Dedicate Memorial to War Dead

ee!

At left, the monument is dedicated by American Legion Post Commander Harry

Mills. Top right, a squad fires a last salute to the cemetery’s dead. The monument

is shown below. E escenanan aki ’riba, cu a tuma luga dia 30 di Mei, ta mustra

nos e dedicacion di un monumento conmemorativo n’e miembronan di forzanan
arma di Estados Unidos cu a muri aki na Aruba.

In an impressive Memorial Day cer-
emony May 30, U. S. Army and Navy
forces, the American Legion, and a de-
tachment of Netherlands forces joined
in dedicating, at the Military Cemetery,
a monument commemorating members
of the U. S. armed forces who have been
buried there.

Prayers were offered by military
chaplains, and the speakers, who includ-
ed Lt. Governor Wagemaker, Col. Lewis,
Capt. S. A. Clement, and L. G. Smith,
‘stressed the thought that those present
were not only dedicating a memorial but
were rededicating themselves to the
tasks left to them by those who had died.

The plan for the memorial developed
some months ago with a fund provided
by the Naval gun crew aboard a tanker,
im honor of a shipmate who died here; it
‘was carried to completion by U. S. Navy
representatives and the American Le-
ion, with assistance by the Company.

Teaman di Seis Departamento
Den Knockout Competitie
Match Final 'Riba Dia 5 di Juli



Un torneo di knockout entre seis de-
partamento amante di voetbal a cuminza
dia 19 di Juni, i lo termina cu e match
final ’riba Dialuna, 5 di Juli, cual lo ta
un dia di fiesta.

E teamnan tawata pa hunga 2 match
’riba Diasabra, 19 di Juni, un na Sport
Park i otro ’riba e veld di Lago Heights;
i ’riba e mes veldnan aki dos wega mas
Diasabra, 26 di Juni. E final lo worde
hunga na Sport Park i tur e weganan lo
cuminza 4:30 di atardi.

Di acuerdo cu e plannan, cual a worde
organiza door di Tommy Croes i Deo de
Palm di Departamento di Personal, cada
team mester a yuda cu un contribucion
pa cumpra un trofee p’e team ganador.

Mira pagina 9 p’e programa completo.



JUNE 25, 1943

Here and There

In spite of double, triple, and often
quadruple checking, errors sometimes de
creep into the columns of the Aruba Esso
News. Probably never, however, will one
more startling turn up than that in the
June 4 issue, which proclaimed the Gen-
eral Manager’s date of first employ-
ment at Whiting, Indiana as June 16,
1943. Plans were even said to be afoot
in some quarters to present Mr. Smith
with transfer papers to Whiting on that
day last week, 30 years after his ‘em-
ployment on June 16, 1913.

No excuse but a pertinent sidelight is
a very revealing statement on such er-
rors, recently clipped from the Pacific
Telephone Magazine:

The typographical error is
thing and sly,

You can hunt till you are dizzy, but it
somehow will get by.

Till the forms are off the presses it is
strange how still it keeps;
It shrinks down into a corner
never stirs or peeps.
That typographical error,

human eyes,

Till the ink is on the paper,
grows to mountain size.
The boss he stares with horror, then he

grabs his hair and groans;

The copy reader drops his head upon his
hand and moans —
The remainder of the issue may be clean
as clean can be,
But that typographical error is the only
thing you see.
* & *

Feature attraction at the Sport Park
Sunday July 4, will be a football match
at 4:30 between the Schutters from Sa-
baneta and an all-star Lago team that
will include many of the Company’s best.
The match gains extra interest by the
fact that the soldiers squeezed out a 3—2
win June 13 over RCA, which has been is-
land champion for more years than its
competitors like to think about.

The match is being arranged by the
sub-committee for sports of the Em-
ployees’ Advisory Committee, which
promises a match that should please the
expected holiday crowd.



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ARUBA ESSO NEWS



JUNE 25, 1943



Summer School to Speed Progress of Students

Summer vacation is
a dead issue for
these and other

students at the Lago
Community School,
who are giving it up
to take part in the
schuol’s accelerated
Program.
right in
“lab” are Carol
Coart, Frances Min-
gus, Libby Haase,
Vincent Walker, and
Gordon Porter. (The
ear showing to the
left of Porter's head
belongs to Gerry
Smith).

Left to
Chemistry
Mc

This summer, with wartime needs for
manpower calling for a speeding-up of
learning in all U. S. schools, probaly
more students will be bending over their
books than ever before in the history of
education, and the Lago Community
School will be no exception.

Starting June 7, a summer course was
inaugurated which will accelerate the
progress of high school students,
enabling many juniors to complete their

graduation requirements this summer.
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Shown above is the lively finale of "Aruban
Antics", which was presented twice at Sabaneta
and once at the airport before coming to the
Esso Club June 14, Directed and staged by Mrs.
John Newby, Mrs. Chester Reid, Mrs.
Owen, and Sgt. Ralph McCombs, the
enlisted the talents of ten soldiers, and of
Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Gibbons, Tommy
and Patsy Richie, Jean and Claire Methven,
Libby Haase, and Carol McCoart.

Gordon
review

Ora e muchanan aki sali pa bai pisca kreeft,
man ta haya bon éxito generalmente. E biaha
aki nan a pisca exactamente un dozijn, i tur a
worde cogi cu man, sin ayuda di harpoen. E
pisca, cu ta pisa por lo menos 40 liber, a worde
cogi cu um harpoen.



At the same time a review program was
organized for 50 pupils in grades 1 to 8,
to extend from August 2 until August
27.

The high school course, which had
almost unanimous approval by school
patrons, will run for ten weeks, with
classes two and a half hours a day five
days a week. Two teachers are carrying
the work, which includes English IV,
Spanish II, Plane Geometry, and Chemi-
stry.




















| NEW ARRIVALS
ener ee

A son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Hosin
Islam, May 28.

A daughter, Kathleen Mary, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward O’Brien, May 28.

A son, Angelo Pedro, to Mr. and Mrs.
Miguel Vroolijk, May 31.

A daughter, Anita Louise, to Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Moore, June 2.

A son, Carlos Rafael de Jesus, to Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Garcia, June 3.

A son, Bert, to Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Gongriep, June 3.

A daughter, Jeanette Priscilla, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Prince, June 3.

A daughter, Irmer Crescencia, to
and Mrs. Armand Hodge, June 3.

A son, Josephus Rupert, to Mr.
Mrs, Cornelius Richardson, June 3.

A daughter, Grace Norma, to Mr.
Mrs. James Fox, June 3.

A son, Jacobo Sal, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvester Geerman, June 5.

A daughter, Madeleine Jane, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jan Kock, June 5.

A daughter, Candida Paulina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Johannes Croes, June 6.

A son, Pablo, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Schonherr, June 7.

A daughter, Cecilia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Dominico Maduro, June 7.

A son, Clinton Roberto, to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Foy, June &.

A daughter, Patricia Eleonora, to Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Peterson, June 8.

A son, Bruno, to Mr. and Mrs. Boni-
facio Stamper, June 10.

A daughter, Bernadetta Margarita, to
Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Lopez, June 11.

A son, Winston Bernard, to Mr. and
Mrs. Denis Dolland, June 12.

A son, Thomas Almon, to Mr.
Mrs. Carl Kester, June 13.

A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marcial
Kock, June 13.

A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Jackson, June 15.

A son, David Stewart, to Mr. and Mrs.

Mr.
and

and

and

Continued on Page 5

It's bad news ir
lobsterdom when these
boys set out to reduce
the island’s lobster
population. There are
an even dozen in this
catch, all caught by
hand without benefit
of gigs. The fish, @
good forty pounds, was.
caught with spears.
The fishermen are
Berend, Trappenbers,
Sjaw-A-Kian,

and Geerman.

Robles, |

















JUNE 25, 1943

Aruba Esso NEWS

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

The next issue of the Arua Esso News will be distributed |



Friday, July 16. All copy must reach the editor in the

Personnel building by Saturday noon, July 10.
| Telephone 3179

a The National Safety Council reported last
month that while U.S. armed forces have lost 12,123
dead since Pearl Harbor, on the home front acci-
dental losses totaled 128,000, of which 64,000 were
factory workers on their jobs"’.

— Time magazine, May 3!





Not all the battles
of war are fought in
the front lines. In this
more than any pre-
vious conflict, — in-
dustry's place in the
military picture is im-
portant. Its __ lines
must be held firm
against the enemy
"Accident", and
every industrial sol-
dier is part of the



campaign.
4 This is a “front”
d i too — make it a
4 SAFE one.
id
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Sc eaed National Safety Council (Consejo Nacional di Seguri-

ed dad) a informa luna pasA cu, mientras cu den forzanan arma
tawatin 12,123 morto desde cu Pearl Harbor a worde ataca

rs. pérdidanan motiba pa accidentenan na cas i na trabao twat

a ta yega na un total di 128,000, di cual 64,000 tawata traha-
dornan di fabrica na nan trabao.”

in

est —Revista Time, Mei 31.

uce

tex

are Tur batallanan di guera no ta worde libra ’riba frente-
this nan :

di cambata. Den e conflicto aki i
7 n ; ec 1, mas cu den cualquier
efi otro anterior, industria tin un puesto importante den e mun-
. a Su lineanan di batalla mester worde mantent
irme contra e enemi Accid Cane i i
sont ra ¢ go ,,Accidente”, i cada sold.
ars ta.un parti di e campajfia. pa
art Esaki tambe ta un frente — manten’
eta e LIBRE DI DES-
bles



ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3



THEN — AND NOW The scene above, taken from a woodcut made

in 1556, shows the smelting of oil from bitumenous rocks. Now a

petroleum still is a mighty thing of steel, great heat, and high

pressures, producing more in a split second than could be made in
a month 400 years ago.

400 afia pasa petroleo tawata worde refinad pa medio di e método
primitivo aki ‘riba. Awe’n dia un still ta algo enorme traha di staal
i cu un temperatura masha halto.





Graduating at the Lago Community School this May was
the smallest class in many years. The all-feminine high
school graduating class of two members is in the front
row; left to right are Dieuwertje Meuldijk and Shirley
Mechling. The junior high school graduates are, center row,
Barbara Winterbottom, Claire Wilken, and Pauline Morgan;
back row, Brian McCall, Walter Buchholtz, Bruce Lilly,
Ronald Kennerty, and Tom Tucker.

Night
and Day

The Night half of
this unusual team is
a Scottie named Mac
Dhu (meaning Black
Sun); the Day half is
a pup named Sandy
(meaning Sandy).
They belong to Tom
Quinn and Dr. Rus-
sell Brace respecti

ly, and will probabiy
never again in their
lives sit as quietly
as they were at this

moment.



THE POCKETBOOK
|of KNOWLEDGE ‘:é-.



General Manager L. G. Smith watches the operation with interest

and pride as Asst. General Manager F. S. Campbell puts a 30-

year service button in the tapel of his coat. Members of the

Plant’s executive staff were present at the occasion, which took
place on Mr. Smith’s anniversary date, June 16.

FOOD RATION “CARDS” USED IN
ATHENS IN 490,B.C., WERE
MARBLE SLABS WHICH HAD TO
BE PRESENTED IN PERSON IN
ORDER TO GET FOOD.
dium A TOMBSTONE
MANUFACTURER ACTING
TONES: AS A SUBCONTRACTOR
1S USIN!
WAR EQUIPMENT SANDBLAST CHAMBER
& TO FINISH | (ONS OF
saemgnp bs CASTINGS WEEKLY
ea «FOR WAR-VITAL
ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT



A\R-COOLED GLOVES PREVENT
WORKERS FROM BURNING
THEIR HANDS WHILE
WORKING ON HOT GLASS FOR
AIRFIELD LANDING LAMPS



SSS Oroinary CLEANING FLUID
EPicAN @ aoa HAS BEEN ADAPTED BY A
AMERICAN BOMBERS CHEMICAL AMAANUFACTURER
HAVE SPANNED THE TO CREATE CHEMICAL SMOKE-
ATLANTIC AND REACHED SN. “SCREENS FOR MILITARY
LONOON IN RECORD = OPERATIONS
IME OF 6 HOURS AND a
YO MINUTES











These small boys in
San Nicolas were
supposed to be
gathering wood
from the Company’s
scrap pile, but were
having more fun
riding each other
around in the
wheelbarrow.

E muchanan aki na
San Nicolas a bai pa
busca palo n’e luga
unda Compania ta
montona palo cu a
worde usa caba, pe-
ro nan ta goza mas
cargando otro den e
garoshi chiquito aki.

Central "C.Y.I.” Committee Announces Capital Awards

Four Capital Awards totaling $1,100
were announced by the Central ”Coin
Your Ideas” Committee following their
annual meeting April 16. First and se-
cond awards went to employees of the
Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at
Baton Rouge, third went to a Bayway
employee, and a Carter Oil man of Tulsa
took fourth.

The four ideas considered best in all
Company operations during 1942:

First Award ($500, together with a cer-
tificate and a gold medal)

To A. W. Jones, S. O. Co. of Louisiana,
for his suggestion ”Repressuring reflux
accumulator on alkylation plant isobu-
tane tower using natural gas”. Savings
in 1714 months of operation were given
as $17,870, with future savings of about
$1,500 per year.

Second Award ($300)

To G. W. Cullen, S. O. Co. of New
Jersey, for suggesting Use of pneuma-
tically operated press for loading poly-
butane in shipping containers”. Actual
savings in 13 months, through decreasing
the number of containers required,
amounted to $2,770, with future annual
savings estimated at $2,560.

Fourth Award ($100)

To A. J. Dennis, Carter Oil Company,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his suggestion on
"Improved type of pump suction hydro-
jet mud mixer”. Actual savings from
this idea were given as $3,551 for 1514

months, with expected future savings of
$2,749 per year.



BIRTHS

William Norris, June 15.

A son, George Baxter III, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Mathews jr., June 16.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Segundo Coli-
na, June 16.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hamlet,
June 16.

Cont. from page 2

Cricket
May 30
Labor Camp A 104
Labor Camp B 70
June 6
Commissary 66
Airport 68
June 8
Labor Camp Dining Hall A 83
” ” 2 a, 18s 46
June 13
‘Commissary 61
Lago Heights 64
Baseball
June 9
Garage ct
Battery B 5
June 11
Garage iz

Battery B 4

"Coin Your Ideas” Awards



Top award in the ”Coin Your Ideas”
grants made June 14 went to Robert Bal-
lard of the Laboratory, for his sug-
gestion to equip all floating roof tanks
with sample hatches that are flared on
the lower end (see cut for test installa-



tion). The flare permits quicker with-
drawal of the sample bottle, guarantee-
ing a true sample, and will also assist
in reducing bottle-breakage (see page 6).

The second award, for Fls. 25, went
to Robert Mayer, for suggesting the in-
stallation of a combination cement
strainer and sack opener at the concrete
plant. Two men received Fls. 15: Ber-
nardo Ras, for suggested changes at
west unit mixer, C. S. P., and Hermanos
Euson, on the construction of flush toi-
lets and wash basins at the Treating
Plant.

Awards of Fls. 10 went to the follow-
ing employees: Enrique Semeleer, in-
stal "No smoking” sign on fence facing
road leading to gasoline dock; Hugh Ol-
livierre, suggested changes to Warehouse
delivery sheet form; Emilio Kock, light
on fuel oil pressure gauge at No. 1 con-
centrator; Wilhelmus Hopmans, blackout
shade for machine lights at Machine
Shop; Robert Martin, install clock in
auditorium of Lago Heights Clubhouse;
Darsan Persaud, install piers under
foamite lines north of tank 484; Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, build additional platform
near No. 2 recycle drum at Pitch Still;
Marcelo Ruiz, install means of identify-
ing tanks under construction.

"Coin Your Ideas”







REE INERY HIGH ENG Ha Ss”



Where Temperature !s King

When a Flying Fortress thunders over
Berlin on its deadly mission, or a de-
stroyer slips swiftly around the convoy
of merchant ships it helps to protect, the
plane may be carrying Lago’s 100-octane
gasoline in its tanks, and Lago fuel may
be found in the bunker tanks of the de-
stroyer. All the products will do what
they are called on to do, not only be-
cause they are made to exact specifica-
tions by the Operating department, but
because the Laboratories, which are the
final judges of what Lago’s products
will do under any conditions, have check-
ed the results of the operators’ work to
a fine point of accuracy.




Over 2,000 samples, ranging in size
from an ounce to a drum, arrive at Num-
ber 1 (Oil Inspection) and Number 2
(Chemical Control) Laboratories in
every 24- hour period, some to be tested
only once but many to be checked on a
variety of points.

The work is divided mainly between
product quality control tests on all plant
operations, and testing of products ship-
ped. The former is regular and predict-
able, but because of the convoy system,
with ships arriving in large groups, the
ship-testing work comes in batches that
make irregular cycles of rush-work. The
ship work includes tests on the shore
tanks from which loading is to be done.
and final tests on samples taken from the
ships’ tanks after loading is completed.
These final samples (three quarts on

Cont. on page 8 col. 3



‘The thermometer has been given the title of
this article, and 72 of them are lined up for
the lead picture, because the work of the
faboratories revolves around them so completely

Thirty-six different kinds are used, and over
100 are kept handy and in use more or less
continuously. Practically every move in a labor-
atory depewds on the thermometer, and a fab.
man engaged in test work spends probably half
his time reading their figures.

Most of those used are necessarily long and
slim, and without any support, making them
fragile things; the annual expense for thermo-
meters is about Fis. 20,000. And they are as
hard to get as they are essential and expensive
— the fast order received was two years on
the way.

Above and below are examples of work at
No. 2 Laboratory. At top, Claude McDonald tests
boiler water used at the Powerhouse. The final
result must indicate that the water, to be
acceptable, contains not more than ten parts of
organic matter (usually oil) per million parts
of water.

is making an adjust-
checks the

Jacinto DeKort,
ment in a stabi
performance of fuel oi
approximating those
tacking in the stabi
Se found out here, and not in the engine room
of a warship going into action.

below,
ty test which
under condi







E portretnan ’riba e paginanan aki ta
mustra nos un parti di e trabao di em-
pleadonan di Laboratorionan, unda cada
dia mas di 2,000 muestra di azeta fo’i
Stillnan i vapornan ta worde analiza.

Claude McDonald, aki ’riba, ta haci un
analisis di awa cu lo worde usa den Po-
werhouse, mientras cu Jacinto de Kort,
aki bao, ta analizando azeta cu quizas
lo worde us4 den un vapor di guera.

Den e portret grandi ’riba pagina 7,
William Ponse, Federico deMei, Guil-
luame Essers, i Patrick deFreitas ta
test kerosin i otro soortonan di azeta.
Riba e portret chiquito na pagina 7 nos
ta mira Reuben Peterson na trabao.

Ariba na pagina 8, e portret ta mustra
mos un caha unda algun soorto di azeté
ta worde analizA bao un temperatura

Continud den p gina 8













——_—_—___

Illustrated on this page are a few ot

the more important inspection tests
made at No. 1 Laboratory.
At bottom of page — upper left:

William Ponse is testing the smoke point
of a kerosene sample, or the maximum
possible height of the flame before it
begins to smoke. The two lamps at his
right are testing wick char. After they
burn for 24 hours, a portion of the wick
is dissolved in sulphuric acid, and the
char is extracted and weighed. Twenty
milligrams of char are allowable per kilo
of kerosene (2/1000’s of one per cent)
or about as much char as there is in
the head of a burnt match.

Upper right: Federico deMei is run-
ning a distillation, the test most fre-
quently made at No. 1 Lab. A product
is boiled at right, the vapors are chilled
in the cold box in the center, and are
collected in containers at left. With the
knobs beyond the box he controls the
rate of distillation in the heating unit.
Among other results recorded are the
temperature at which the product start-
ed to boil, the percentage that has boil-
ed off at various temperatures, and the
final boiling point, which is the maxi-
mum temperature obtained. The distilla-

tion test is closely allied to the vapor
pressure test: for example, a procuct on
which the initial boiling point is too low
will exhibit an excessive vapor pressure.

Lower left: Guillaume Essers tests

sity; this, the resistance of oil to
flow, is essentially its "gooiness’. A
specified quantity of oil at a specified
temperature passes through a small hole
into the flask indicated by the arrow,
while electric counting machines seen
near the top of the picture record the
time consumed in seconds. Spec ations
may call for any one of many different
varieties of vis” — they differ in size
of opening through which the oil flows,
the temperature used, and the size of
the sample.

Lower right: Patrick de Freitas con-
ducts an open flash test, in which a
small gas flame is passed over a pro-
duct at intervals as it is heated. The
temperature at which there are enough
vapors to catch fire from the gas flame
is called its ”’flash point’.

Shown at top of page is work that
is typical of the Laboratory’s close-
checking function over the work of the
Operating department. Reuben Peterson
is running a vapor pressure test on











aviation gasoline, which measures the
amount of force the gasoline exerts on
the air above it and on the walls of its
container, and is one of the tests for its
"evaporativeness”. (See text on page 8)











At top right, "X”
marks one of the
coldest spots on the
island, where an
Arctic temperature
of 45° below zero F.
is maintained. This
cold-box has various
chambers in which
the pour point of
samples can be test-
ed at temperatures
ranging from 118°
above to 45° below
zero. Pour point is
the temperature at
which the surface
of a sample one inch
in diameter can be
held vertically for five seconds without
any flowing movement. Its importance
is obvious in, for example, fuel oils that
may eventually be in the tanks of a
gale-lashed destroyer near Iceland or on
the Arctic convoy route to Russia.

Center right, Francisco Ras is shown
taking clean sample bottles from the
automatic bottle-washing machine,
which washes well over 2,000 oil-smear-
ed bottles every day.

Lower right, bottles by the thousands
are the most numerous equipment at
the Laboratory. Loss through breakage
and other causes is around 200 bottles
daily, at Fis. .15 each.

Continud di Pagina 6
hunto cu varios homber mas, ta lava mas
di 2,000 botter di muestra pa dia. Ariba
e di tres portret nos ta mira algun di e
miles di botternan cu ta worde usa pa
pone muestranan aden. Cada botter ta
costa 15 cent i mas di 200 ta kibra of ta
bai perdi pa dia.

E trabao di Laboratorionan ta suma-
mente importante den e refineria. Un
soorto di azeta cu nos ta fabrica por wor-
dé usa despues den e tankinan di azeta
di un aeroplamo di bombardeo cu ta bula
’riba Alemania, i un otro soorto por wor-
de haya den tankinan di un vapor di
guera cu ta protege vapornan di carga
contra submarinonan. Pa asegura cu e
azeta ta traha manera mester ta i lo
cumpli cu e requerimentonan necesario
debidamente, Laboratorionan mester test
e na cientonan di mameranan diferente.
Algun di e equiponan di Laboratorionan
ta test e azeta mescos cu si e tawata ver-
daderamente den un aeroplano di bom-
bardeo of un vapor di guera.

Mescos cu Departamento di Watching
Service ta vigila Refineria i tur su
equiponan, asina tambe Laboratorionan
ta vigila e calidad di azeta cu e refineria
ta produci.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS

At right is a night
view of the labora-

tories, which work
around the clock,
and _ which, like

many other depart-
ments, have been
greatly affected by
war-time conditions. Busides the cycles
of rush work created by the ship-
convoy system, and the difficulty of
getting essential supplies and equip-
ment, the blackout is felt” quite literal-
ly. Many gas burners in constant opera-
tion for heating samples keep the
temperature well up, particularly at
night when the buildings must be clos-
ed to reproduce the blacked-out condi-
tions which are only slightly exaggerat-
ed in the illustration. Taking samples
from tank or ship without adequate
light is also a problem, and_ night-
sampling has been reduced to the mini-
mum necessary.



JUNE 25, 1943

Continued from Page 6
aviation gasoline) are kept for six
months in case questions arise later on
quality or performance of the oil.

In the countless tests made on samples
taken from storage tanks and at the
stills themselves, the Laboratories’
function is to confirm to the Operating
department that they are making the
products they have set out to make. In
the work on products for shipping, par-
ticularly the control of blending opera-
tions, the Laboratories may be said to
"police” the final result. A typical
example of this policing function is
shown in No. 1 Laboratory’s vapor pres-
sure test (see page 7). Aviation gasoline,
the elite” of Lago’s products, is a blend
of half a dozen different stocks having
a great range of vapor pressures. One
of its many specifications calls for a
maximum of seven pounds V. P.: a high-
er vapor pressure would indicate easy
evaporation or "boiling off” of lighter
hydrocarbons, resulting in gas lock” in
the lines or pumps of an airplane, and
might also burst containers in which the
gasoline is shipped or stored. If the ViEPo
of a blend to be shipped is shown by
this test to be too high, lower V. P.
stocks must be added by L. O. F. blend-
ing operators to bring it within the limit
of seven pounds.

Similarly at No. 2 Lab., aviation
gasoline is tested for stability — whether
the tetraethyl lead which increases its
octane decomposes or separates out —
and for gum formation (’gum” is any-
thing non-vaporizable). The test, which
closely approximates storage conditions,
is carried on for 16 hours, though speci-
fications call for only five hours. It is
closely allied to octane rating, since any
decomposition of the lead causes a loss
in octane, and creates a fine solid, lead
oxide, resembling ”red lead”, which se-
pe es out and plugs fuel filters and
carburetors.

In recent years, as gasoline quality
has soared toward the theoretically ’per-
fect” fuel, the test for octane itself has
become the most important. All gasolines
are rated through their performance in
test engines, which check them against
standard reference fuels. This type of
testing has gone one step further re-
cently with the installation here of
equipment which checks aviation gaso-
line under conditions that are extremely
similar to those in a high-flying war
plane (with the big difference that no
enemy plane is trying to shoot holes
through this equipment!)

Essentially, No. 1 Laboratory is en-
gaged in determining the physical char-

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Bowling Averages--Handicap _—_ Utilities Breeks |. H. String Six Departmental Teams
c .
1 (Includes all better than the The Utilities (Instrument-Electrical) Stage Holiday Knockout
league average of 143.9) team shown below finally broke the Lago —
5 WERTENN DIVIRION Heights string of victories and ties June An inter-department knockout tour-
> ' = nn : 12, handing them a 2—0 defeat at the nament with six football-minded depart-
tee Nee Peres 152 Lago Heights field. ments taking part started June 19 and
j wulvers ae ue Pee 18 In recent weeks the Heights had de- will end with the final match on Monday,
, Landaker 7 alcolm 5 2 eg : j Dye
Lambertson 170 i 150 feated Marine-Drydock 10—0, Account- July 5, which will be a holiday.
a Bees eee yer igo ing-Personmel 3—1, and T. S. D. 6—2. Two games were to be played Satur-
E. Miller te Cee #0 and had tied R. C. B. twice 1—1 and day, June 19, and two on Saturday, June
58 at ic 4g . : © © 5 i c 5 a
1 Willtams 148 2-2, and tied Oranje at 3—3. 26, with one game at the Sport Park and
, Tacenhausen A : tae The Utilitymen who turned the one at the Lago Heights field. The final
Pfaff 1 Keller 144 trick are, front row, Modesto Oduber, is to be played at the Sport Park. All
ae : eer “Teofilo Ras, Charles Gonsalves, Adrian games are scheduled for 4:30. ;
SOUTHERN DIVISION Wellman, Enrique Dirks, and Alberto According to the plans, which were
i Tine 176 TenbeH 153. Bremer; back row, Sattaur Bacchus, organized by Tommy Croes and Deo
ease oes ITA mouiocls 153 Humberto Penneflek, Aquiles Leon, Gre- dePalm of the Personnel department,
iMuri 73 is 5 Ps - 7 a i
CHEteS, ine Meniba ter gorio Franken, Mirto Lacle, Richardo ee oe to ORE toward the
Br: 170 Powell 149 ‘é . Q rchase of a tro or e winner,
Tantaire 170 ites 14g Geerman, and Carlos Holsman. PRS Bay,
McNutt 166 Carrell 147
Hughes 165 Price 146 ;
W. Walker 164 Minier 146 ne #
Wertenberger 160 Greene 144 Be 2
Goodwin 158 Stanley 144 *
Holly 156 Dunlap 144 2
| Case 155 Douglas 144 : @q : ee
Morris 155 A =
EASTERN DIVISION 4
Rosborough Upp 150
Rogers Perkins 149
Broz Switzer 149
Lasser 149
Mugford 147
. Sery 147
Dodge 146
Everett 145
Rossettie McReynolds 146
1s Rynalski Bennett 144
- Ward Albera 144
NOTHERN DIVISION ;
"| Vachal 171 Ravioed E team di voetbal di Departamentonan 6-19 Lago Hgts. A Sthse.-Util.
7 a ponaed wee Pikiell di Instrument i Electrical, cu a derrota Sport Park B T.S.D.-M.&C.
es 58 ing ¢ : = mAs
Ub sacesst 158 ee Le Lago Heights dia 12 di Juni despues cu 6-26 Sport Park C Pers.-L. Hgts.
pe Cson. ne enters 12° e ultimo team aki a hunga mas o menos Lago Hgts. D Winner A-Winner B
§ 5 oebuck 45 : 5 2 3 © 5
ne Borsch 145 diez wega sin perde ningun. Mirae nom- 7-5 Sport Park Wiiner C vs. Winner D
163 es ia bernan aki ’riba.



Victors and van-
quished get together
in a friendly mood

Leet a. a +

5

Competition started early this month
in the ”Aruba Sport Unie’, which play-
ing at the Sport Park, will keep seven

before the battle teams busy until the final November 7.
royal that made The first of the series, played June 6
Accounting No. 1 between Unidos and Oranje, ended in a
the champions of 2-2 tie.

S the Handicap Bowl-
s ing League June 7.
n Starting from the
t right, the first five
f are the runners-up,
.. Instrument No. 2:
Jim Lopez, Art
. McNutt, Emil Pfet-
fer, Bill Hughes,
and Reid Holly. At





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that point they start being champions: Elio Venanzi,
Kellc, Cal Raymond, Al Ayer, and Ray Lenke. Merle



Howard Baker,
Myers

John
and Jim Mac

Other teams in the group include Lago
Heights, Paramount, R. C. B., San Ni-
colaas Juniors, and Vulcania.

Matched in the next few weeks are
R. C. B. and San Nicolaas Juniors, June
27; Vulcania and Oranje, July 11; Uni-
dos and Paramount, July 18. All games
start at 4:30.

Recent non-league scores: Unidos 2,
La Fama 1; San Nicolaas Juniors 1, Pa-
ramount 1.

Eachern also rolled with the champions,

but are not in the picture, and the In-
strument absentees are Lou Crippen, Fred Rich, and Jim Faucett.



1- ;
B Final Second Half Scratch Standings Accounting 1300 14 saz SAFETY PAYS
frame Won Lost’ Pet. Miscellaneous 1300 «14a
aa 1 S .g05 M. &C. 1300 «140 1482 ; .
-S.D. 16 11 's92 Process 110 16.408 M
Utilities 14° 10S 582 Kellogg ea trae eee eguridad Ta Lo iho
T.S.D. Lab 15 12,1556 Chicago Bridge SS







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ARUBA ESSD NEWS



L.O.F. Course Graduates 36
In Third Training Group



Specialized training over a 19-month
period was completed this month by 36
L. O. F. employees (see picture) who re-
ceived training certificates June 8. This
was the third group to complete the
course, with Frank Roebuck as instruc-
tor; a fourth series of classes was start-
ed the following day.

Process executives J. S. Harrison, D.
I. Maxwell, and F. E. Griffin addressed
the graduates before the presentation of
diplomas by Mr. Griffin, while Lambert
Pompey expressed the sentiments of the
students on completing the course.

Those who received certificates were August
Amstelveen, Esteban Amaya, Johan Benschop,
Benoit Croes, Hendrik Chin, Ronald Clauzel, Ce-
cil Campbell, Eustace Da Silva, Manoel De Frei-
tas, Ernand de L'Isle, Rudolf de Miranda, Jose
Dirksz, Augustinus Dos Ramos, Pedro Eduardo,
Edward Hopley, Hosin Islam, Cephas Da Silva
Jardine, Alexander Kersout, Alwin Klaverweide,
Fortunato Kelly, Nemencio Koolman, George
Lake, Leonard Marques, William Maasdamme,
Magnus Malmberg, Harry Nahar, Lambert Pom-
pey, Julien Richardson, Adriaan Strang, Phillip
Singh, Hipolito Tromp, Cornelis Tjong, Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, Oliver van Thol, Peter Violenus,

and Petrus De Weever.

TEMPERATURE from page 8

acteristics of a product, without chang-
ing its composition. No. 2 Laboratory, on
the other hand, is chiefly occupied with
breaking a product down, to check its
composition. An additional part of the
work at No. 2 includes preparation of
standard chemical solutions for ten or
more parts of the plant that carry on
certain routine testing work of their
own. (The third Laboratory, for re-
search, has not been touched on here).
Ninety men work at No. 1, and 17 are
at No. 2. A report on everything they
do goes out to all parts of the plant daily
in a 14-page summary, which, in hun-
dreds of figures, reflects in considerable
detail the quality status of the refinery’s
work for the current 24 hours.

In a way, the Laboratories have some-
thing in common with the Watching de-
partment. The Watching department is

the watchdog of the plant and its
equipment, the Laboratories are the
watchdogs of the refinery’s all-im-

portant processing of oil.



Several hundred spectators
were present at Sabaneta
June 14 to witness the
Retreat and Review of
Troops held in conjunction
with Flag Day. Netherlands,
U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy
forces participated, an 4d
Army planes flew over the
field. Strikingly prominent
were the flags of the United
Nations, carried by a Naval
guard of honor. The
American Legion Drum and
Bugle Corps provided field
music. Shown right is Lt.

Wagemaker reviewing the

the troops.

JUNE 25,71943

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS



Semi-Monthly Payroll

June 16-30 Friday, July 9
Monthly Payrolls
June 1-30 Saturday, July 10



Emilio Iglesia, empleado di Store-
house cu ta traha na Lower Yard, a casa
dia 2 di Juni cu Maria del Carmen Thees,
di Venezuela. E casamento a tuma luga
pa poder, pues Srta. Thees tawata na
isla di Margarita. Sr. Iglesia ta un em-
pleado di Compania fo’i 1937, aunque den
principio di trabao di e refineria aki na
Aruba e ta traha pa Compania durante
periodonan irregular.

Emelio Iglesia, Storehouse employee
at the Lower Yard, was married June 2
to Maria del Carmen Thees, of Venezue-
la. The marriage was by proxy, Miss
Thees being at the island of Margarita.
Mr. Iglesia has been an employee since
1937, though he had irregular periods of
employment here in the early days of
the refinery.

E empleadonan aki a termina recien-
temente un curso di 19 luna di estudio
den un clas di entrenamento di Depar-
tamento di Light Oils Finishing, i a ri-
cibi nan diploma dia 8 di Juni.

Aki bao nos ta mira Gezaghebber Wa-
gemaker acompana pa oficialnan militar
i naval, pasando revista n’e forzanan di
Ejército Holandes i Ejército i Marina
Americano na Sabaneta dia 14 di Juni.
Mas atras den e fotografia nos por mira
algun di e varios cientonan di espectado-
res cu a presencia e parada.

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VOL. 4, No. 9

Legion and Military Dedicate Memorial to War Dead

ee!

At left, the monument is dedicated by American Legion Post Commander Harry

Mills. Top right, a squad fires a last salute to the cemetery’s dead. The monument

is shown below. E escenanan aki ’riba, cu a tuma luga dia 30 di Mei, ta mustra

nos e dedicacion di un monumento conmemorativo n’e miembronan di forzanan
arma di Estados Unidos cu a muri aki na Aruba.

In an impressive Memorial Day cer-
emony May 30, U. S. Army and Navy
forces, the American Legion, and a de-
tachment of Netherlands forces joined
in dedicating, at the Military Cemetery,
a monument commemorating members
of the U. S. armed forces who have been
buried there.

Prayers were offered by military
chaplains, and the speakers, who includ-
ed Lt. Governor Wagemaker, Col. Lewis,
Capt. S. A. Clement, and L. G. Smith,
‘stressed the thought that those present
were not only dedicating a memorial but
were rededicating themselves to the
tasks left to them by those who had died.

The plan for the memorial developed
some months ago with a fund provided
by the Naval gun crew aboard a tanker,
im honor of a shipmate who died here; it
‘was carried to completion by U. S. Navy
representatives and the American Le-
ion, with assistance by the Company.

Teaman di Seis Departamento
Den Knockout Competitie
Match Final 'Riba Dia 5 di Juli



Un torneo di knockout entre seis de-
partamento amante di voetbal a cuminza
dia 19 di Juni, i lo termina cu e match
final ’riba Dialuna, 5 di Juli, cual lo ta
un dia di fiesta.

E teamnan tawata pa hunga 2 match
’riba Diasabra, 19 di Juni, un na Sport
Park i otro ’riba e veld di Lago Heights;
i ’riba e mes veldnan aki dos wega mas
Diasabra, 26 di Juni. E final lo worde
hunga na Sport Park i tur e weganan lo
cuminza 4:30 di atardi.

Di acuerdo cu e plannan, cual a worde
organiza door di Tommy Croes i Deo de
Palm di Departamento di Personal, cada
team mester a yuda cu un contribucion
pa cumpra un trofee p’e team ganador.

Mira pagina 9 p’e programa completo.



JUNE 25, 1943

Here and There

In spite of double, triple, and often
quadruple checking, errors sometimes de
creep into the columns of the Aruba Esso
News. Probably never, however, will one
more startling turn up than that in the
June 4 issue, which proclaimed the Gen-
eral Manager’s date of first employ-
ment at Whiting, Indiana as June 16,
1943. Plans were even said to be afoot
in some quarters to present Mr. Smith
with transfer papers to Whiting on that
day last week, 30 years after his ‘em-
ployment on June 16, 1913.

No excuse but a pertinent sidelight is
a very revealing statement on such er-
rors, recently clipped from the Pacific
Telephone Magazine:

The typographical error is
thing and sly,

You can hunt till you are dizzy, but it
somehow will get by.

Till the forms are off the presses it is
strange how still it keeps;
It shrinks down into a corner
never stirs or peeps.
That typographical error,

human eyes,

Till the ink is on the paper,
grows to mountain size.
The boss he stares with horror, then he

grabs his hair and groans;

The copy reader drops his head upon his
hand and moans —
The remainder of the issue may be clean
as clean can be,
But that typographical error is the only
thing you see.
* & *

Feature attraction at the Sport Park
Sunday July 4, will be a football match
at 4:30 between the Schutters from Sa-
baneta and an all-star Lago team that
will include many of the Company’s best.
The match gains extra interest by the
fact that the soldiers squeezed out a 3—2
win June 13 over RCA, which has been is-
land champion for more years than its
competitors like to think about.

The match is being arranged by the
sub-committee for sports of the Em-
ployees’ Advisory Committee, which
promises a match that should please the
expected holiday crowd.



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ARUBA ESSO NEWS



JUNE 25, 1943



Summer School to Speed Progress of Students

Summer vacation is
a dead issue for
these and other

students at the Lago
Community School,
who are giving it up
to take part in the
schuol’s accelerated
Program.
right in
“lab” are Carol
Coart, Frances Min-
gus, Libby Haase,
Vincent Walker, and
Gordon Porter. (The
ear showing to the
left of Porter's head
belongs to Gerry
Smith).

Left to
Chemistry
Mc

This summer, with wartime needs for
manpower calling for a speeding-up of
learning in all U. S. schools, probaly
more students will be bending over their
books than ever before in the history of
education, and the Lago Community
School will be no exception.

Starting June 7, a summer course was
inaugurated which will accelerate the
progress of high school students,
enabling many juniors to complete their

graduation requirements this summer.
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Shown above is the lively finale of "Aruban
Antics", which was presented twice at Sabaneta
and once at the airport before coming to the
Esso Club June 14, Directed and staged by Mrs.
John Newby, Mrs. Chester Reid, Mrs.
Owen, and Sgt. Ralph McCombs, the
enlisted the talents of ten soldiers, and of
Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Gibbons, Tommy
and Patsy Richie, Jean and Claire Methven,
Libby Haase, and Carol McCoart.

Gordon
review

Ora e muchanan aki sali pa bai pisca kreeft,
man ta haya bon éxito generalmente. E biaha
aki nan a pisca exactamente un dozijn, i tur a
worde cogi cu man, sin ayuda di harpoen. E
pisca, cu ta pisa por lo menos 40 liber, a worde
cogi cu um harpoen.



At the same time a review program was
organized for 50 pupils in grades 1 to 8,
to extend from August 2 until August
27.

The high school course, which had
almost unanimous approval by school
patrons, will run for ten weeks, with
classes two and a half hours a day five
days a week. Two teachers are carrying
the work, which includes English IV,
Spanish II, Plane Geometry, and Chemi-
stry.




















| NEW ARRIVALS
ener ee

A son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Hosin
Islam, May 28.

A daughter, Kathleen Mary, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward O’Brien, May 28.

A son, Angelo Pedro, to Mr. and Mrs.
Miguel Vroolijk, May 31.

A daughter, Anita Louise, to Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Moore, June 2.

A son, Carlos Rafael de Jesus, to Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Garcia, June 3.

A son, Bert, to Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Gongriep, June 3.

A daughter, Jeanette Priscilla, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Prince, June 3.

A daughter, Irmer Crescencia, to
and Mrs. Armand Hodge, June 3.

A son, Josephus Rupert, to Mr.
Mrs, Cornelius Richardson, June 3.

A daughter, Grace Norma, to Mr.
Mrs. James Fox, June 3.

A son, Jacobo Sal, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvester Geerman, June 5.

A daughter, Madeleine Jane, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jan Kock, June 5.

A daughter, Candida Paulina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Johannes Croes, June 6.

A son, Pablo, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Schonherr, June 7.

A daughter, Cecilia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Dominico Maduro, June 7.

A son, Clinton Roberto, to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Foy, June &.

A daughter, Patricia Eleonora, to Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Peterson, June 8.

A son, Bruno, to Mr. and Mrs. Boni-
facio Stamper, June 10.

A daughter, Bernadetta Margarita, to
Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Lopez, June 11.

A son, Winston Bernard, to Mr. and
Mrs. Denis Dolland, June 12.

A son, Thomas Almon, to Mr.
Mrs. Carl Kester, June 13.

A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marcial
Kock, June 13.

A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Jackson, June 15.

A son, David Stewart, to Mr. and Mrs.

Mr.
and

and

and

Continued on Page 5

It's bad news ir
lobsterdom when these
boys set out to reduce
the island’s lobster
population. There are
an even dozen in this
catch, all caught by
hand without benefit
of gigs. The fish, @
good forty pounds, was.
caught with spears.
The fishermen are
Berend, Trappenbers,
Sjaw-A-Kian,

and Geerman.

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JUNE 25, 1943

Aruba Esso NEWS

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

The next issue of the Arua Esso News will be distributed |



Friday, July 16. All copy must reach the editor in the

Personnel building by Saturday noon, July 10.
| Telephone 3179

a The National Safety Council reported last
month that while U.S. armed forces have lost 12,123
dead since Pearl Harbor, on the home front acci-
dental losses totaled 128,000, of which 64,000 were
factory workers on their jobs"’.

— Time magazine, May 3!





Not all the battles
of war are fought in
the front lines. In this
more than any pre-
vious conflict, — in-
dustry's place in the
military picture is im-
portant. Its __ lines
must be held firm
against the enemy
"Accident", and
every industrial sol-
dier is part of the



campaign.
4 This is a “front”
d i too — make it a
4 SAFE one.
id
al

Sc eaed National Safety Council (Consejo Nacional di Seguri-

ed dad) a informa luna pasA cu, mientras cu den forzanan arma
tawatin 12,123 morto desde cu Pearl Harbor a worde ataca

rs. pérdidanan motiba pa accidentenan na cas i na trabao twat

a ta yega na un total di 128,000, di cual 64,000 tawata traha-
dornan di fabrica na nan trabao.”

in

est —Revista Time, Mei 31.

uce

tex

are Tur batallanan di guera no ta worde libra ’riba frente-
this nan :

di cambata. Den e conflicto aki i
7 n ; ec 1, mas cu den cualquier
efi otro anterior, industria tin un puesto importante den e mun-
. a Su lineanan di batalla mester worde mantent
irme contra e enemi Accid Cane i i
sont ra ¢ go ,,Accidente”, i cada sold.
ars ta.un parti di e campajfia. pa
art Esaki tambe ta un frente — manten’
eta e LIBRE DI DES-
bles



ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3



THEN — AND NOW The scene above, taken from a woodcut made

in 1556, shows the smelting of oil from bitumenous rocks. Now a

petroleum still is a mighty thing of steel, great heat, and high

pressures, producing more in a split second than could be made in
a month 400 years ago.

400 afia pasa petroleo tawata worde refinad pa medio di e método
primitivo aki ‘riba. Awe’n dia un still ta algo enorme traha di staal
i cu un temperatura masha halto.


Graduating at the Lago Community School this May was
the smallest class in many years. The all-feminine high
school graduating class of two members is in the front
row; left to right are Dieuwertje Meuldijk and Shirley
Mechling. The junior high school graduates are, center row,
Barbara Winterbottom, Claire Wilken, and Pauline Morgan;
back row, Brian McCall, Walter Buchholtz, Bruce Lilly,
Ronald Kennerty, and Tom Tucker.

Night
and Day

The Night half of
this unusual team is
a Scottie named Mac
Dhu (meaning Black
Sun); the Day half is
a pup named Sandy
(meaning Sandy).
They belong to Tom
Quinn and Dr. Rus-
sell Brace respecti

ly, and will probabiy
never again in their
lives sit as quietly
as they were at this

moment.



THE POCKETBOOK
|of KNOWLEDGE ‘:é-.



General Manager L. G. Smith watches the operation with interest

and pride as Asst. General Manager F. S. Campbell puts a 30-

year service button in the tapel of his coat. Members of the

Plant’s executive staff were present at the occasion, which took
place on Mr. Smith’s anniversary date, June 16.

FOOD RATION “CARDS” USED IN
ATHENS IN 490,B.C., WERE
MARBLE SLABS WHICH HAD TO
BE PRESENTED IN PERSON IN
ORDER TO GET FOOD.
dium A TOMBSTONE
MANUFACTURER ACTING
TONES: AS A SUBCONTRACTOR
1S USIN!
WAR EQUIPMENT SANDBLAST CHAMBER
& TO FINISH | (ONS OF
saemgnp bs CASTINGS WEEKLY
ea «FOR WAR-VITAL
ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT



A\R-COOLED GLOVES PREVENT
WORKERS FROM BURNING
THEIR HANDS WHILE
WORKING ON HOT GLASS FOR
AIRFIELD LANDING LAMPS



SSS Oroinary CLEANING FLUID
EPicAN @ aoa HAS BEEN ADAPTED BY A
AMERICAN BOMBERS CHEMICAL AMAANUFACTURER
HAVE SPANNED THE TO CREATE CHEMICAL SMOKE-
ATLANTIC AND REACHED SN. “SCREENS FOR MILITARY
LONOON IN RECORD = OPERATIONS
IME OF 6 HOURS AND a
YO MINUTES








These small boys in
San Nicolas were
supposed to be
gathering wood
from the Company’s
scrap pile, but were
having more fun
riding each other
around in the
wheelbarrow.

E muchanan aki na
San Nicolas a bai pa
busca palo n’e luga
unda Compania ta
montona palo cu a
worde usa caba, pe-
ro nan ta goza mas
cargando otro den e
garoshi chiquito aki.

Central "C.Y.I.” Committee Announces Capital Awards

Four Capital Awards totaling $1,100
were announced by the Central ”Coin
Your Ideas” Committee following their
annual meeting April 16. First and se-
cond awards went to employees of the
Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at
Baton Rouge, third went to a Bayway
employee, and a Carter Oil man of Tulsa
took fourth.

The four ideas considered best in all
Company operations during 1942:

First Award ($500, together with a cer-
tificate and a gold medal)

To A. W. Jones, S. O. Co. of Louisiana,
for his suggestion ”Repressuring reflux
accumulator on alkylation plant isobu-
tane tower using natural gas”. Savings
in 1714 months of operation were given
as $17,870, with future savings of about
$1,500 per year.

Second Award ($300)

To G. W. Cullen, S. O. Co. of New
Jersey, for suggesting Use of pneuma-
tically operated press for loading poly-
butane in shipping containers”. Actual
savings in 13 months, through decreasing
the number of containers required,
amounted to $2,770, with future annual
savings estimated at $2,560.

Fourth Award ($100)

To A. J. Dennis, Carter Oil Company,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his suggestion on
"Improved type of pump suction hydro-
jet mud mixer”. Actual savings from
this idea were given as $3,551 for 1514

months, with expected future savings of
$2,749 per year.



BIRTHS

William Norris, June 15.

A son, George Baxter III, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Mathews jr., June 16.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Segundo Coli-
na, June 16.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hamlet,
June 16.

Cont. from page 2

Cricket
May 30
Labor Camp A 104
Labor Camp B 70
June 6
Commissary 66
Airport 68
June 8
Labor Camp Dining Hall A 83
” ” 2 a, 18s 46
June 13
‘Commissary 61
Lago Heights 64
Baseball
June 9
Garage ct
Battery B 5
June 11
Garage iz

Battery B 4

"Coin Your Ideas” Awards



Top award in the ”Coin Your Ideas”
grants made June 14 went to Robert Bal-
lard of the Laboratory, for his sug-
gestion to equip all floating roof tanks
with sample hatches that are flared on
the lower end (see cut for test installa-



tion). The flare permits quicker with-
drawal of the sample bottle, guarantee-
ing a true sample, and will also assist
in reducing bottle-breakage (see page 6).

The second award, for Fls. 25, went
to Robert Mayer, for suggesting the in-
stallation of a combination cement
strainer and sack opener at the concrete
plant. Two men received Fls. 15: Ber-
nardo Ras, for suggested changes at
west unit mixer, C. S. P., and Hermanos
Euson, on the construction of flush toi-
lets and wash basins at the Treating
Plant.

Awards of Fls. 10 went to the follow-
ing employees: Enrique Semeleer, in-
stal "No smoking” sign on fence facing
road leading to gasoline dock; Hugh Ol-
livierre, suggested changes to Warehouse
delivery sheet form; Emilio Kock, light
on fuel oil pressure gauge at No. 1 con-
centrator; Wilhelmus Hopmans, blackout
shade for machine lights at Machine
Shop; Robert Martin, install clock in
auditorium of Lago Heights Clubhouse;
Darsan Persaud, install piers under
foamite lines north of tank 484; Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, build additional platform
near No. 2 recycle drum at Pitch Still;
Marcelo Ruiz, install means of identify-
ing tanks under construction.

"Coin Your Ideas”




REE INERY HIGH ENG Ha Ss”



Where Temperature !s King

When a Flying Fortress thunders over
Berlin on its deadly mission, or a de-
stroyer slips swiftly around the convoy
of merchant ships it helps to protect, the
plane may be carrying Lago’s 100-octane
gasoline in its tanks, and Lago fuel may
be found in the bunker tanks of the de-
stroyer. All the products will do what
they are called on to do, not only be-
cause they are made to exact specifica-
tions by the Operating department, but
because the Laboratories, which are the
final judges of what Lago’s products
will do under any conditions, have check-
ed the results of the operators’ work to
a fine point of accuracy.




Over 2,000 samples, ranging in size
from an ounce to a drum, arrive at Num-
ber 1 (Oil Inspection) and Number 2
(Chemical Control) Laboratories in
every 24- hour period, some to be tested
only once but many to be checked on a
variety of points.

The work is divided mainly between
product quality control tests on all plant
operations, and testing of products ship-
ped. The former is regular and predict-
able, but because of the convoy system,
with ships arriving in large groups, the
ship-testing work comes in batches that
make irregular cycles of rush-work. The
ship work includes tests on the shore
tanks from which loading is to be done.
and final tests on samples taken from the
ships’ tanks after loading is completed.
These final samples (three quarts on

Cont. on page 8 col. 3



‘The thermometer has been given the title of
this article, and 72 of them are lined up for
the lead picture, because the work of the
faboratories revolves around them so completely

Thirty-six different kinds are used, and over
100 are kept handy and in use more or less
continuously. Practically every move in a labor-
atory depewds on the thermometer, and a fab.
man engaged in test work spends probably half
his time reading their figures.

Most of those used are necessarily long and
slim, and without any support, making them
fragile things; the annual expense for thermo-
meters is about Fis. 20,000. And they are as
hard to get as they are essential and expensive
— the fast order received was two years on
the way.

Above and below are examples of work at
No. 2 Laboratory. At top, Claude McDonald tests
boiler water used at the Powerhouse. The final
result must indicate that the water, to be
acceptable, contains not more than ten parts of
organic matter (usually oil) per million parts
of water.

is making an adjust-
checks the

Jacinto DeKort,
ment in a stabi
performance of fuel oi
approximating those
tacking in the stabi
Se found out here, and not in the engine room
of a warship going into action.

below,
ty test which
under condi







E portretnan ’riba e paginanan aki ta
mustra nos un parti di e trabao di em-
pleadonan di Laboratorionan, unda cada
dia mas di 2,000 muestra di azeta fo’i
Stillnan i vapornan ta worde analiza.

Claude McDonald, aki ’riba, ta haci un
analisis di awa cu lo worde usa den Po-
werhouse, mientras cu Jacinto de Kort,
aki bao, ta analizando azeta cu quizas
lo worde us4 den un vapor di guera.

Den e portret grandi ’riba pagina 7,
William Ponse, Federico deMei, Guil-
luame Essers, i Patrick deFreitas ta
test kerosin i otro soortonan di azeta.
Riba e portret chiquito na pagina 7 nos
ta mira Reuben Peterson na trabao.

Ariba na pagina 8, e portret ta mustra
mos un caha unda algun soorto di azeté
ta worde analizA bao un temperatura

Continud den p gina 8










——_—_—___

Illustrated on this page are a few ot

the more important inspection tests
made at No. 1 Laboratory.
At bottom of page — upper left:

William Ponse is testing the smoke point
of a kerosene sample, or the maximum
possible height of the flame before it
begins to smoke. The two lamps at his
right are testing wick char. After they
burn for 24 hours, a portion of the wick
is dissolved in sulphuric acid, and the
char is extracted and weighed. Twenty
milligrams of char are allowable per kilo
of kerosene (2/1000’s of one per cent)
or about as much char as there is in
the head of a burnt match.

Upper right: Federico deMei is run-
ning a distillation, the test most fre-
quently made at No. 1 Lab. A product
is boiled at right, the vapors are chilled
in the cold box in the center, and are
collected in containers at left. With the
knobs beyond the box he controls the
rate of distillation in the heating unit.
Among other results recorded are the
temperature at which the product start-
ed to boil, the percentage that has boil-
ed off at various temperatures, and the
final boiling point, which is the maxi-
mum temperature obtained. The distilla-

tion test is closely allied to the vapor
pressure test: for example, a procuct on
which the initial boiling point is too low
will exhibit an excessive vapor pressure.

Lower left: Guillaume Essers tests

sity; this, the resistance of oil to
flow, is essentially its "gooiness’. A
specified quantity of oil at a specified
temperature passes through a small hole
into the flask indicated by the arrow,
while electric counting machines seen
near the top of the picture record the
time consumed in seconds. Spec ations
may call for any one of many different
varieties of vis” — they differ in size
of opening through which the oil flows,
the temperature used, and the size of
the sample.

Lower right: Patrick de Freitas con-
ducts an open flash test, in which a
small gas flame is passed over a pro-
duct at intervals as it is heated. The
temperature at which there are enough
vapors to catch fire from the gas flame
is called its ”’flash point’.

Shown at top of page is work that
is typical of the Laboratory’s close-
checking function over the work of the
Operating department. Reuben Peterson
is running a vapor pressure test on











aviation gasoline, which measures the
amount of force the gasoline exerts on
the air above it and on the walls of its
container, and is one of the tests for its
"evaporativeness”. (See text on page 8)








At top right, "X”
marks one of the
coldest spots on the
island, where an
Arctic temperature
of 45° below zero F.
is maintained. This
cold-box has various
chambers in which
the pour point of
samples can be test-
ed at temperatures
ranging from 118°
above to 45° below
zero. Pour point is
the temperature at
which the surface
of a sample one inch
in diameter can be
held vertically for five seconds without
any flowing movement. Its importance
is obvious in, for example, fuel oils that
may eventually be in the tanks of a
gale-lashed destroyer near Iceland or on
the Arctic convoy route to Russia.

Center right, Francisco Ras is shown
taking clean sample bottles from the
automatic bottle-washing machine,
which washes well over 2,000 oil-smear-
ed bottles every day.

Lower right, bottles by the thousands
are the most numerous equipment at
the Laboratory. Loss through breakage
and other causes is around 200 bottles
daily, at Fis. .15 each.

Continud di Pagina 6
hunto cu varios homber mas, ta lava mas
di 2,000 botter di muestra pa dia. Ariba
e di tres portret nos ta mira algun di e
miles di botternan cu ta worde usa pa
pone muestranan aden. Cada botter ta
costa 15 cent i mas di 200 ta kibra of ta
bai perdi pa dia.

E trabao di Laboratorionan ta suma-
mente importante den e refineria. Un
soorto di azeta cu nos ta fabrica por wor-
dé usa despues den e tankinan di azeta
di un aeroplamo di bombardeo cu ta bula
’riba Alemania, i un otro soorto por wor-
de haya den tankinan di un vapor di
guera cu ta protege vapornan di carga
contra submarinonan. Pa asegura cu e
azeta ta traha manera mester ta i lo
cumpli cu e requerimentonan necesario
debidamente, Laboratorionan mester test
e na cientonan di mameranan diferente.
Algun di e equiponan di Laboratorionan
ta test e azeta mescos cu si e tawata ver-
daderamente den un aeroplano di bom-
bardeo of un vapor di guera.

Mescos cu Departamento di Watching
Service ta vigila Refineria i tur su
equiponan, asina tambe Laboratorionan
ta vigila e calidad di azeta cu e refineria
ta produci.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS

At right is a night
view of the labora-

tories, which work
around the clock,
and _ which, like

many other depart-
ments, have been
greatly affected by
war-time conditions. Busides the cycles
of rush work created by the ship-
convoy system, and the difficulty of
getting essential supplies and equip-
ment, the blackout is felt” quite literal-
ly. Many gas burners in constant opera-
tion for heating samples keep the
temperature well up, particularly at
night when the buildings must be clos-
ed to reproduce the blacked-out condi-
tions which are only slightly exaggerat-
ed in the illustration. Taking samples
from tank or ship without adequate
light is also a problem, and_ night-
sampling has been reduced to the mini-
mum necessary.



JUNE 25, 1943

Continued from Page 6
aviation gasoline) are kept for six
months in case questions arise later on
quality or performance of the oil.

In the countless tests made on samples
taken from storage tanks and at the
stills themselves, the Laboratories’
function is to confirm to the Operating
department that they are making the
products they have set out to make. In
the work on products for shipping, par-
ticularly the control of blending opera-
tions, the Laboratories may be said to
"police” the final result. A typical
example of this policing function is
shown in No. 1 Laboratory’s vapor pres-
sure test (see page 7). Aviation gasoline,
the elite” of Lago’s products, is a blend
of half a dozen different stocks having
a great range of vapor pressures. One
of its many specifications calls for a
maximum of seven pounds V. P.: a high-
er vapor pressure would indicate easy
evaporation or "boiling off” of lighter
hydrocarbons, resulting in gas lock” in
the lines or pumps of an airplane, and
might also burst containers in which the
gasoline is shipped or stored. If the ViEPo
of a blend to be shipped is shown by
this test to be too high, lower V. P.
stocks must be added by L. O. F. blend-
ing operators to bring it within the limit
of seven pounds.

Similarly at No. 2 Lab., aviation
gasoline is tested for stability — whether
the tetraethyl lead which increases its
octane decomposes or separates out —
and for gum formation (’gum” is any-
thing non-vaporizable). The test, which
closely approximates storage conditions,
is carried on for 16 hours, though speci-
fications call for only five hours. It is
closely allied to octane rating, since any
decomposition of the lead causes a loss
in octane, and creates a fine solid, lead
oxide, resembling ”red lead”, which se-
pe es out and plugs fuel filters and
carburetors.

In recent years, as gasoline quality
has soared toward the theoretically ’per-
fect” fuel, the test for octane itself has
become the most important. All gasolines
are rated through their performance in
test engines, which check them against
standard reference fuels. This type of
testing has gone one step further re-
cently with the installation here of
equipment which checks aviation gaso-
line under conditions that are extremely
similar to those in a high-flying war
plane (with the big difference that no
enemy plane is trying to shoot holes
through this equipment!)

Essentially, No. 1 Laboratory is en-
gaged in determining the physical char-

Continued on page 10









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Bowling Averages--Handicap _—_ Utilities Breeks |. H. String Six Departmental Teams
c .
1 (Includes all better than the The Utilities (Instrument-Electrical) Stage Holiday Knockout
league average of 143.9) team shown below finally broke the Lago —
5 WERTENN DIVIRION Heights string of victories and ties June An inter-department knockout tour-
> ' = nn : 12, handing them a 2—0 defeat at the nament with six football-minded depart-
tee Nee Peres 152 Lago Heights field. ments taking part started June 19 and
j wulvers ae ue Pee 18 In recent weeks the Heights had de- will end with the final match on Monday,
, Landaker 7 alcolm 5 2 eg : j Dye
Lambertson 170 i 150 feated Marine-Drydock 10—0, Account- July 5, which will be a holiday.
a Bees eee yer igo ing-Personmel 3—1, and T. S. D. 6—2. Two games were to be played Satur-
E. Miller te Cee #0 and had tied R. C. B. twice 1—1 and day, June 19, and two on Saturday, June
58 at ic 4g . : © © 5 i c 5 a
1 Willtams 148 2-2, and tied Oranje at 3—3. 26, with one game at the Sport Park and
, Tacenhausen A : tae The Utilitymen who turned the one at the Lago Heights field. The final
Pfaff 1 Keller 144 trick are, front row, Modesto Oduber, is to be played at the Sport Park. All
ae : eer “Teofilo Ras, Charles Gonsalves, Adrian games are scheduled for 4:30. ;
SOUTHERN DIVISION Wellman, Enrique Dirks, and Alberto According to the plans, which were
i Tine 176 TenbeH 153. Bremer; back row, Sattaur Bacchus, organized by Tommy Croes and Deo
ease oes ITA mouiocls 153 Humberto Penneflek, Aquiles Leon, Gre- dePalm of the Personnel department,
iMuri 73 is 5 Ps - 7 a i
CHEteS, ine Meniba ter gorio Franken, Mirto Lacle, Richardo ee oe to ORE toward the
Br: 170 Powell 149 ‘é . Q rchase of a tro or e winner,
Tantaire 170 ites 14g Geerman, and Carlos Holsman. PRS Bay,
McNutt 166 Carrell 147
Hughes 165 Price 146 ;
W. Walker 164 Minier 146 ne #
Wertenberger 160 Greene 144 Be 2
Goodwin 158 Stanley 144 *
Holly 156 Dunlap 144 2
| Case 155 Douglas 144 : @q : ee
Morris 155 A =
EASTERN DIVISION 4
Rosborough Upp 150
Rogers Perkins 149
Broz Switzer 149
Lasser 149
Mugford 147
. Sery 147
Dodge 146
Everett 145
Rossettie McReynolds 146
1s Rynalski Bennett 144
- Ward Albera 144
NOTHERN DIVISION ;
"| Vachal 171 Ravioed E team di voetbal di Departamentonan 6-19 Lago Hgts. A Sthse.-Util.
7 a ponaed wee Pikiell di Instrument i Electrical, cu a derrota Sport Park B T.S.D.-M.&C.
es 58 ing ¢ : = mAs
Ub sacesst 158 ee Le Lago Heights dia 12 di Juni despues cu 6-26 Sport Park C Pers.-L. Hgts.
pe Cson. ne enters 12° e ultimo team aki a hunga mas o menos Lago Hgts. D Winner A-Winner B
§ 5 oebuck 45 : 5 2 3 © 5
ne Borsch 145 diez wega sin perde ningun. Mirae nom- 7-5 Sport Park Wiiner C vs. Winner D
163 es ia bernan aki ’riba.



Victors and van-
quished get together
in a friendly mood

Leet a. a +

5

Competition started early this month
in the ”Aruba Sport Unie’, which play-
ing at the Sport Park, will keep seven

before the battle teams busy until the final November 7.
royal that made The first of the series, played June 6
Accounting No. 1 between Unidos and Oranje, ended in a
the champions of 2-2 tie.

S the Handicap Bowl-
s ing League June 7.
n Starting from the
t right, the first five
f are the runners-up,
.. Instrument No. 2:
Jim Lopez, Art
. McNutt, Emil Pfet-
fer, Bill Hughes,
and Reid Holly. At





0
S

that point they start being champions: Elio Venanzi,
Kellc, Cal Raymond, Al Ayer, and Ray Lenke. Merle



Howard Baker,
Myers

John
and Jim Mac

Other teams in the group include Lago
Heights, Paramount, R. C. B., San Ni-
colaas Juniors, and Vulcania.

Matched in the next few weeks are
R. C. B. and San Nicolaas Juniors, June
27; Vulcania and Oranje, July 11; Uni-
dos and Paramount, July 18. All games
start at 4:30.

Recent non-league scores: Unidos 2,
La Fama 1; San Nicolaas Juniors 1, Pa-
ramount 1.

Eachern also rolled with the champions,

but are not in the picture, and the In-
strument absentees are Lou Crippen, Fred Rich, and Jim Faucett.



1- ;
B Final Second Half Scratch Standings Accounting 1300 14 saz SAFETY PAYS
frame Won Lost’ Pet. Miscellaneous 1300 «14a
aa 1 S .g05 M. &C. 1300 «140 1482 ; .
-S.D. 16 11 's92 Process 110 16.408 M
Utilities 14° 10S 582 Kellogg ea trae eee eguridad Ta Lo iho
T.S.D. Lab 15 12,1556 Chicago Bridge SS




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ARUBA ESSD NEWS



L.O.F. Course Graduates 36
In Third Training Group



Specialized training over a 19-month
period was completed this month by 36
L. O. F. employees (see picture) who re-
ceived training certificates June 8. This
was the third group to complete the
course, with Frank Roebuck as instruc-
tor; a fourth series of classes was start-
ed the following day.

Process executives J. S. Harrison, D.
I. Maxwell, and F. E. Griffin addressed
the graduates before the presentation of
diplomas by Mr. Griffin, while Lambert
Pompey expressed the sentiments of the
students on completing the course.

Those who received certificates were August
Amstelveen, Esteban Amaya, Johan Benschop,
Benoit Croes, Hendrik Chin, Ronald Clauzel, Ce-
cil Campbell, Eustace Da Silva, Manoel De Frei-
tas, Ernand de L'Isle, Rudolf de Miranda, Jose
Dirksz, Augustinus Dos Ramos, Pedro Eduardo,
Edward Hopley, Hosin Islam, Cephas Da Silva
Jardine, Alexander Kersout, Alwin Klaverweide,
Fortunato Kelly, Nemencio Koolman, George
Lake, Leonard Marques, William Maasdamme,
Magnus Malmberg, Harry Nahar, Lambert Pom-
pey, Julien Richardson, Adriaan Strang, Phillip
Singh, Hipolito Tromp, Cornelis Tjong, Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, Oliver van Thol, Peter Violenus,

and Petrus De Weever.

TEMPERATURE from page 8

acteristics of a product, without chang-
ing its composition. No. 2 Laboratory, on
the other hand, is chiefly occupied with
breaking a product down, to check its
composition. An additional part of the
work at No. 2 includes preparation of
standard chemical solutions for ten or
more parts of the plant that carry on
certain routine testing work of their
own. (The third Laboratory, for re-
search, has not been touched on here).
Ninety men work at No. 1, and 17 are
at No. 2. A report on everything they
do goes out to all parts of the plant daily
in a 14-page summary, which, in hun-
dreds of figures, reflects in considerable
detail the quality status of the refinery’s
work for the current 24 hours.

In a way, the Laboratories have some-
thing in common with the Watching de-
partment. The Watching department is

the watchdog of the plant and its
equipment, the Laboratories are the
watchdogs of the refinery’s all-im-

portant processing of oil.



Several hundred spectators
were present at Sabaneta
June 14 to witness the
Retreat and Review of
Troops held in conjunction
with Flag Day. Netherlands,
U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy
forces participated, an 4d
Army planes flew over the
field. Strikingly prominent
were the flags of the United
Nations, carried by a Naval
guard of honor. The
American Legion Drum and
Bugle Corps provided field
music. Shown right is Lt.

Wagemaker reviewing the

the troops.

JUNE 25,71943

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS



Semi-Monthly Payroll

June 16-30 Friday, July 9
Monthly Payrolls
June 1-30 Saturday, July 10



Emilio Iglesia, empleado di Store-
house cu ta traha na Lower Yard, a casa
dia 2 di Juni cu Maria del Carmen Thees,
di Venezuela. E casamento a tuma luga
pa poder, pues Srta. Thees tawata na
isla di Margarita. Sr. Iglesia ta un em-
pleado di Compania fo’i 1937, aunque den
principio di trabao di e refineria aki na
Aruba e ta traha pa Compania durante
periodonan irregular.

Emelio Iglesia, Storehouse employee
at the Lower Yard, was married June 2
to Maria del Carmen Thees, of Venezue-
la. The marriage was by proxy, Miss
Thees being at the island of Margarita.
Mr. Iglesia has been an employee since
1937, though he had irregular periods of
employment here in the early days of
the refinery.

E empleadonan aki a termina recien-
temente un curso di 19 luna di estudio
den un clas di entrenamento di Depar-
tamento di Light Oils Finishing, i a ri-
cibi nan diploma dia 8 di Juni.

Aki bao nos ta mira Gezaghebber Wa-
gemaker acompana pa oficialnan militar
i naval, pasando revista n’e forzanan di
Ejército Holandes i Ejército i Marina
Americano na Sabaneta dia 14 di Juni.
Mas atras den e fotografia nos por mira
algun di e varios cientonan di espectado-
res cu a presencia e parada.

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A UBA
VOL. 4, No. 9 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Legion and Military Dedicate Memorial to War Dead
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At left, the monument is dedicated by American Legion Post Comman
Mills. Top right, a squad fires a last salute to the cemetery's dead. The
is shown below. E escenanan aki 'riba, cu a tuma luga dia 30 di Mei,
nos e dedicacion di un monument conmemorativo n'e miembronan d
arma di Estados Unidos cu a muri aki na Aruba.
1' In an impressive Memorial Day cer-
emony May 30, U. S. Army and Navy
forces, the American Legion, and a de-
tachment of Netherlands forces joined
a
in dedicating, at the Military Cemetery,
a monument commemorating members
of the U. S. armed forces who have been
buried there.
Prayers were offered by military
chaplains, and the speakers, who imclud-
ed Lt. Governor Wagemaker, Col. Lewis,
Capt. S. A. Clement, and L. G. Smith.
stressed the thought that those present
were not only dedicating a memorial but
were rededicating themselves to the
tasks left to them by those who had died.
The plan for the memorial developed
some months ago with a fund provided
ed by the Naval gun crew aboard a tanker,
in honor of a shipmate who died here; it
I was carried to completion by U. S. Navy
1 representatives and the American Le-
gion, with assistance by the Company.
Teaman di Seis
Den Knockout
Match Final 'Riba
Dep
Com
Dia
Un torneo di knockout en
nartamento amante di voetbh
JUNE 25, 1943
Here and There
In spite of double, triple, and often
quadruple checking, errors sometimes do
creep into the columns of the Aruba Esso
News. Probably never, however, will one
more startling turn up than that in the
June 4 issue, which proclaimed the Gen-
eral Manager's date of first employ-
ment at Whiting, Indiana as June 16,
1943. Plans were even said to be afoot
in some quarters to present Mr. Smith
with transfer papers to Whiting on that
day last week, 30 years after his 'em-
ployment on June 16, 1913.
No excuse but a pertinent sidelight is
a very revealing statement on such er-
rors, recently clipped from the Pacific
Telephone Magazine:
The typographical error is a slippery
thing and sly,
You can hunt till y8u are dizzy, but it
somehow will get by.
Till the forms are off the presses it is
strange how still it keeps;
It shrinks down into a corner and it
der Harry never stirs or peeps.
monument That typographical error, too small for
ta mustra human eyes,
i forzanan Till the ink is on the paper, when it
grows to mountain size.
The boss he stares with horror, then he
artamento grabs his hair and groans;
The copy reader drops his head upon his
'petitie hand and moans -
5 di Juli The remainder of the issue may be clean
as clean can be,
tre seis de- But that typographical error is the only
al a cuminza thing you see.
dia 19 di Juni, i lo terminal cu e match
final 'riba Dialuna, 5 di Juli, cual lo ta
un dia di fiesta.
E teamnan tawata pa hunga 2 match
'riba Diasabra, 19 di Juni, un na Sport
Park i otro 'riba e veld di Lago Heights;
i 'riba e mes veldnan aki dos wega mas
Diasabra, 26 di Juni. E final lo worde
hungA na Sport Park i tur e weganan lo
cuminza 4:30 di atardi.
Di acuerdo cu e plannan, cual a worde
organizA door di Tommy Croes i Deo de
Palm di Departamento di Personal, cada
team mester a yuda cu un contribution
pa cumpra un trofee p'e team ganador.
Mira pAgina 9 p'e program complete.
Feature attraction at the Sport Park
Sunday July 4, will be a football match
at 4:30 between the Schutters from Sa-
baneta and an all-star Lago team that
will include many of the Company's best.
The match gains extra interest by the
fact that the soldiers squeezed out a 3-2
win June 13 over RCA, which has been is-
land champion for more years than its
competitors like to think about.
The match is being arranged by the
sub-committee for sports of the Em-
ployees' Advisory Committee, which
promises a match that should please the
expected holiday crowd.
isso NE WS
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SJUNE 25 1943
Summer School to Speed Progress of Students
NEW ARRIVALS
Summer vacation is
a dead Issue for
these and other
students at the Lago
Community School,
who are giving It up
to take part In the
sehuol's accelerated
program. Left to
right in Chemistry
"lab" are Carol Me
Coart, Frances MIn-
gus, Libby Haase,
Vincent Walker, and
Gordon Polter. (The
ear showing to the
left of Porter's head
* belongs to Gerry
Smith).
This summer, with wartime needs for
manpower calling for a speeding-up of
learning in all U. S. schools, probably
more students will be bending over their
books than ever before in the history of
education, and the Lago Community
School will be no exception.
Starting June 7, a summer course was
inaugurated which will accelerate the
progress of high school students,
enabling many juniors to complete their
graduation requirements this summer.
C-.____ -.
A-B
At the same time a review program was
organized for 50 pupils in grades 1 to 8,
to extend from August 2 until August
27.
The high school course, which had
almost unanimous approval by school
patrons, will run for ten weeks, with
classes two and a half hours a day five
days a week. Two teachers are carrying
the work, which includes English IV,
Spanish II, Plane Geometry, and Chemi-
stry.
Iii
Shown above Is the lively finale of "Aruban
Antics", which was presented twice at Sabaneta
and once at the airport before coming to the
Esso Club June 14. Directed and staged by Mrs.
John Newby, Mrs. Chester Reid, Mrs. Gordon
Owen, and Sgt. Ralph McCombs, the review
enlisted the talents of ten soldiers, and of
Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Gibbons, Tommy
and Patsy Richle, Jean and Claire Methven,
Libby Haase, and Carol McCoart.
Ora e mnchanan aki small pa hal plsea kreeft.
an ta heya ben 6xite generalmente. E blaha
aki nan a pisca exactamente un dozijn, I tur a
word cogi nu man, sin ayuda dl harpoon.
pisca, ca to pisa pr I menes 40 ilber, a word
cogi cu un harpoon.
A son, Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. Hosin
Islam, May 28.
A daughter, Kathleen Mary, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward O'Brien, May 28.
A son, Angelo Pedro, to Mr. and Mrs.
Miguel Vroolijk, May 31.
A daughter, Anita Louise, to Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Moore, June 2.
A son, Carlos Rafael de Jesus, to Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Garcia, June 3.
A son, Bert, to Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Gongriep, June 3.
A daughter, Jeanette Priscilla, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Prince, June 3.
A daughter, Irmer Crescencia, to Mr.
and Mrs. Armand Hodge, June 3.
A son, Josephus Rupert, to Mr. and
Mrs. Cornelius Richardson, June 3.
A daughter, Grace Norma, to Mr. and
Mrs. James Fox, June 3.
A son, Jacobo Sal, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvester Geerman, June 5.
A daughter, Madeleine Jane, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jan Kock, June 5.
A daughter, Candida Paulina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Johannes Croes, June 6.
A son, Pablo, to Mr. and Mrs. George
Schonherr, June 7.
A daughter, Cecilia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Dominico Maduro, June 7.
A son, Clinton Roberto, to Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Foy, June 8.
A daughter, Patricia Eleonora, to Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Peterson, June 8.
A son, Bruno, to Mr. and Mrs. Boni-
facio Stamper, June 10.
A daughter, Bernadetta Margarita, to
Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Lopez, June 11.
A son, Winston Bernard, to Mr. and
Mrs. Denis Dolland, June 12.
A son, Thomas Almon, to Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Kester, June 13.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Marcial
Kock, June 13.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred
Jackson, June 15.
A son, David Stewart, to Mr. and Mrs.
Continued on Page 5
It's b a d news in
lobsterdom when these
boys set out to reduce
the island's lobster
population. There are
an even dozen in this
catch, all caught by
hand without benefit
of gigs. The fish, a
good forty pounds, was I
caught with spears.
The fishermen are
Berend, Trappenberg,
Sjaw-A-Kran, Robles,.
S .. and Geerman
oh
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 25. 1943
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JUNE 25, 1943 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
kh J
A1JRUBA &NEWS *
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N.W.I., BY THE i
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD. | -f
The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, July 16. All copy must reach the editor in the '
Personnel building by Saturday noon, July 10. .
Telephone 3179
SThe National Safety Council reported last "
month that while U.S. armed forces have lost 12,123
dead since Pearl Harbor, on the home front acci-
dental losses totaled 128,000, of which 64,000 were -
factory workers on their jobs". -
Time magazine, May 31
.:I Not all the battles -- -.
of war are fought in THEN nD now The scen.. above, taken from a woodcut made
,'i the front lines. In this In 155,6 shows the smelting of oil from bitumenous rocks. Now a
r he petroleum still Is a mighty thing of steel, great heat, and high
more than any pre- pressures, producing more in a split second than could be made in
ore any pre a month 400 years ago.
t r vious conflict, in- 400 ata paas petroles tawata word refinA pa medio di e metodo
dutry pe in he primitive aki 'riba. awe'n dia un still ta algo enorme trahl dl staal
dustrys plae in the i rcu un temperature masha halto.
military picture is im-
portant. Its lines
must be held firm
S"Accident", and
,d .,- + too make it a
g : _ S A F E o n e .
ae
"......National Safety Council (Consejo Naeional di Seguri-
ed dad) a informa luna pasa cu, mientras cu den forzanan armnnA ;
tawatin 12,123 morto desde cu Pearl Harbor a worde atac,
rs. pirdidanan motiba pa accidentenan na cas i na trabao tawa-
5 ta yega na un total di 128,000, di cual 64,000 tawata traha- -
dornan di fabric na nan trabao."
_e_ -Revista Time, Mei 31. |
act
itel
et nan di cfrmbata. Den e conflict aki, mas cu den cualquier aiT
do military. Su lineanan di batalla master word manteni
S fire contra e enemigo ,,Accidente", i cada sold industrial
5sta un part di e campafia. S
at Esaki tamne ta un frente manten'e LIBRE DI DES-
Mrg nGACIA. Dr" i
hies atro, nuti i u usoiprtnednem
mom
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Graduating at the Lago Community School this May was
the smallest class in many years. The all-feminine high
school graduating class of two members Is in the front
row; left to right are Dieuwertje MeuldUk and Shirley
Mechllng. The junior high school graduates are, center row,
Barbara Wlnterbottom, Claire Wilken, and Pauline Morgan;
back row, Brian McCall, Walter Buchholtz, Bruce Lilly,
Ronald Kennerty, and Tom Tucker.
Night
and Day
The Night half of
this unusual team Is
a Scottie named Mac
Dhu (meaning Black
Sun); the Day half is
a pup named Sandy
(meaning Sand y).
They belong to Tom
Quinn and Dr. Rus-
sell Brace respective-
ly, and will probably
never again in their
lives sit as quietly
T., as they were at this
moment.
THE POCKETBOOK
of KNOWLEDGE Tps
ORDINARY CLEANING FLUID
HAS SEEN ADAPTED BY A
CHEMICAL MAANUFACTL.RER
STO CREATE CHEMICAL SMOKE-
SCREENS FORMILITARY
OPERATIONS
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5
These small boys in
San Nicolas were
supposed to be
gathering w o o d
from the Company's
scrap pile, but were
having more fun
riding each other
around in the
wheelbarrow.
"Coin Your Ideas" Awards
Top award in the "Coin Your Ideas"
grants made June 14 went to Robert Bal-
lard of the Laboratory, for his sug-
gestion to equip all floating roof tanks
with sample hatches that are flared on
the lower end (see cut for test installa-
- tfd
.7-" f
- k.$
4 q% L
E muchanan aid na
San Nicolas a bal pa
busca palo n'e lugs
unda Compania ta
montona palo enu a
worde usA caba, pe-
ro nan ta goza mas
cargando otro den e
garoshi chiquito aid.
Central "C.Y.I." Committee Announces Capital Awards
Four Capital Awards totaling $1,100
were announced by the Central "Coin
Your Ideas" Committee following their
annual meeting April 16. First and se-
cond awards went to employees of the
Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at
Baton Rouge, third went to a Bayway
employee, and a Carter Oil man of Tulsa
took fourth.
The four ideas considered best in all
Company operations during 1942:
First Award ($500, together with a cer-
tificate and a gold medal)
To A. W. Jones, S. O. Co. of Louisiana,
for his suggestion "Repressuring reflux
accumulator on alkylation plant isobu-
tane tower using natural gas". Savings
in 171/2 months of operation were given
as $17,870, with future savings of about
$1,500 per year.
Second Award ($300)
To G. W. Cullen, S. O. Co. of New
Jersey, for suggesting "Use of pneuma-
tically operated press for loading poly-
butane in shipping containers". Actual
savings in 13 months, through decreasing
the number of containers required,
amounted to $2,770, with future annual
savings estimated at $2,560.
Fourth Award ($100)
To A. J. Dennis, Carter Oil Company,
Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his suggestion on
"Improved type of pump suction hydro-
jet mud mixer". Actual savings from
this idea were given as $3,551 for 151/
months, with expected future savings of
$2,749 per year.
BIRTHS Cont. from page 2
William Norris, June 15.
A son, George Baxter III, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Mathews jr., June 16.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Segundo Coli-
na, June 16.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hamlet,
June 16.
Cricket
May 30
Labor Camp
Labor Camp
June 6
Commissary
Airport
June 8
Labor Camp
June 13
:Commissary
Lago Heights
June 9
Garage
Battery B
June 11
Garage
Battery B
Dining Hall A
SB
Baseball
tion). The flare permits quicker with-
drawal of the sample bottle, guarantee-
ing a true sample, and will also assist
in reducing bottle-breakage (see page 6).
The second award, for Fls. 25, went
to Robert Mayer, for suggesting the in-
stallation of a combination cement
strainer and sack opener at the concrete
plant. Two men received Fls. 15: Ber-
nardo Ras, for suggested changes at
west unit mixer, C. S. P., and Hermanos
Euson, on the construction of flush toi-
lets and wash basins at the Treating
Plant.
Awards of Fls. 10 went to the follow-
ing employees: Enrique Semeleer, in-
stal "No smoking" sign on fence facing
road leading to gasoline dock; Hugh 01-
livierre, suggested changes to Warehouse
delivery sheet form; Emilio Kock, light
on fuel oil pressure gauge at No. 1 con-
centrator; Wilhelmus Hopmans, blackout
shade for machine lights at Machine
Shop; Robert Martin, install clock in
auditorium of Lago Heights Clubhouse;
Darsan Persaud, install piers under
foamite lines north of tank 484; Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, build additional platform
near No. 2 recycle drum at Pitch Still;
Marcelo Ruiz, install means of identify-
ing tanks under construction.
"Coin Your Ideas"
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"REFINERY HIGHLIGHTS"
AV'
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Where Temperature Is King
When a Flying Fortress thunders over
Berlin on its deadly mission, or a de-
stroyer slips swiftly around the convoy
of merchant ships it helps to protect, the
plane may be carrying Lago's 100-octane
gasoline in its tanks, and Lago fuel may
be found in the bunker tanks of the de-
stroyer. All the products will do what
they are called on to do, not only be-
cause they are made to exact specifica-
tions by the Operating department, but.
because the Laboratories, which are the
final judges of what Lago's products
will do under any conditions, have check-
ed the results of the operators' work to
a fine point of accuracy.
Over 2,000 samples, ranging in size
from an ounce to a drum, arrive at Num-
ber 1 (Oil Inspection) and Number 2
(Chemical Control) Laboratories in
every 24- hour period, some to be tested
only once but many to be checked on a
variety of points.
The work is divided mainly between
product quality control tests on all plant
operations, and testing of products ship-
ped. The former is regular and predict-
able, but because of the convoy system,
with ships arriving in large groups, the
ship-testing work comes in batches that
make irregular cycles of rush-work. The
ship work includes tests on the shore
tanks from which loading is to be done.
and final tests on samples taken from the
ships' tanks after loading is completed.
These final samples (three quarts on
Cont. on page 8 col. 3
The thermometer has been given the title of
this article, and 72 of them are lined up for
the lead picture, because the work of the
laboratories revolves around them so completely
Thirty-six different kinds are used, and over
n00 are kept handy and in use more or less
continuously. Practically every move In a labor-
atory depends on the thermometer, and a lab.
man engaged in test work spends probably half
his time reading their figures.
Most of those used are necessarily long and
slim, and without any support, making them
fragile things; the annual expense for thermo-
meters is about FIs. 20,000. And they are as
hard to get a. they are essential and expensive
- the last order received was two years on
the way.
Above and below are examples of work at
No. 2 Laboratory. At top, Claude McDonald tests
boiler water used at the Powerhouse. The final
result must indicate that the water, to be
acceptable, contains not more than ten parts of
organic matter (usually oil) per million parts
of water.
Jacinto DeKort, below, Is making an adjust-
ment in a stability test which checks the
performance of fuel oil under conditions closely
approximating those in actual use. If an oil is
racking in the stability characteristic, it must
')e found out here, and not in the engine room
of a warship going Into action.
E portretnan 'riba e pAginanan aki ta
mustra nos un parti di e trabao di em-
pleadonan di Laboratorionan, unda cada
dia mas di 2,000 muestra di azeta fo'i
Stillnan i vapornan ta worde analizA.
Claude McDonald, aki 'riba, ta haci un
analisis di awa cu lo worde usA den Po-
werhouse, mientras cu Jacinto de Kort,
aki bao, ta analizando azeta cu quizas
lo worde usA den un vapor di guera.
Den e portret grand 'riba pagina 7,
William Ponse, Federico deMei, Guil-
luame Essers, i Patrick deFreitas ta
test kerosin i otro soortonan di azeta.
Riba e portret chiquito na pagina 7 nos
ta mira Reuben Peterson na trabao.
Ariba na pAgina 8, e portret ta mustra
nos un caha unda algun soorto di azet;:
ta worde analizA bao un temperature
(Contimnu j. n p y1na 8
L -c.
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Illustrated on this page are a few of
the more important inspection tests
made at No. 1 Laboratory.
At bottom of page upper left:
William Ponse is testing the smoke point
of a kerosene sample, or the maximum
possible height of the flame before it
begins to smoke. The two lamps at his
right are testing wick char. After they
burn for 24 hours, a portion of the wick
is dissolved in sulphuric acid, and the
char is extracted and weighed. Twenty
milligrams of char are allowable per kilo
of kerosene (2/1000's of one per cent)
or about as much char as there is in
the head of a burnt match.
Upper right: Federico deMei is run-
ning a distillation, the test most fre-
quently made at No. 1 Lab. A product
is boiled at right, the vapors are chilled
in the cold box in the center, and are
collected in containers at left. With the
knobs beyond the box he controls the
rate of distillation in the heating unit.
Among other results recorded are the
temperature at which the product start-
ed to boil, the percentage that has boil-
ed off at various temperatures, and the
final boiling point, which is the maxi-
mum temperature obtained. The distilla-
tion test is closely allied to the vapor
pressure test: for example, a procuct on
which the initial boiling point is too low
will exhibit an excessive vapor pressure.
Lower left: Guillaume Essers tests
viscosity; this, the resistance of oil to
flow, is essentially its "gooiness". A
specified quantity of oil at a specified
temperature passes through a small hole
into the flask indicated by the arrow,
while electric counting machines seen
near the top of the picture record the
time consumed in seconds. Specifications
may call for any one of many different
varieties of "vis" they differ in size
of opening through which the oil flows,
the temperature used, and the size of
the sample.
Lower right: Patrick de Freitas con-
ducts an open flash test, in which a
small gas flame is passed over a pro-
duct at intervals as it is heated. The
temperature at which there are enough
vapors to catch fire from the gas flame
is called its "flash point".
Shown at top of page is work that
is typical of the Laboratory's close-
checking function over the work of the
Operating department. Reuben Peterson
is running a vapor pressure test on
'
aviation gasoline, which measures the
amount of force the gasoline exerts on
the air above it and on the walls of its
container, and is one of the tests for its
"evaporativeness". (See text on page 8)
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a ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JUNE 25, 1943
At top right, "X"
marks one of the
coldest spots on the .
island, where an
Arctic temperature
of 45* below zero F.
is maintained. This
cold-box has various
chambers in which
the pour point of
samples can be test-
ed at temperatures
ranging from 118
above to 45" below
zero. Pour point is
the temperature at
which the surface
of a sample one inch
in diameter can be
held vertically for five seconds without
any flowing movement. Its importance
is obvious in, for example, fuel oils that
may eventually be in the tanks of a
gale-lashed destroyer near Iceland or on
the Arctic convoy route to Russia.
Center right, Francisco Ras is shown
taking clean sample bottles from the
automatic bottle-washing machine,
which washes well over 2,000 oil-smear-
ed bottles every day.
Lower right, bottles by the thousands
are the most numerous equipment at
the Laboratory. Loss through breakage
and other cause is around 200 bottles
daily, at Fls. .15 each.
Continued di Pagina 6
hunto cu various homber mas, ta lava mas
di 2,000 better di muestra pa dia. Ariba
e di tres portret nos ta mira algun di e
miles di botternan cu ta worde usA pa
pone muestranan aden. Cada better ta
costa 15 cent i mas di 200 ta kibra of ta
bai perdi pa dia.
E trabao di Laboratorionan ta suma-
mente important den e refineria. Un
soorto di azeta cu nos ta fabric por wor-
d6 usA despues den e tankinan di azeta
di un aeroplano di bombardeo cu ta bula
'riba Alemania, i un otro soorto por wor-
de hayA den tankinan di un vapor di
guera cu ta protege vapornan di carga
contra submarinonan. Pa asegura cu e
azeta ta traha manera mester ta i lo
cumpli cu e requerimentonan necesario
debidamente, Laboratorionan mester test
e na cientonan di maneranan diferente.
Algun di e equiponan di Laboratorionan
ta test e azeta mescos cu si e tawata ver-
daderamente den un aeroplano di bom-
bardeo of un vapor di guera.
Mescos cu Departamento di Watching
Service ta vigila Refineria i tur su
equiponan, asina tambe Laboratorionan
ta vigila e calidad di azeta cu e refimeria
ta produce.
IJ,
iau:6 _
11. ,I
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-^ ,,4 s ' i. "
-r .:'. -: ::D s
i. r- -
At right is a night
view of the labora-
tories, which work
around the clock,
and which, like
many other depart-
ments, have been
greatly affected by
war-time conditions. B-sides the cycles
of rush work created by the ship-
convoy system, and the difficulty of
getting essential supplies and equip-
ment, the blackout is "felt" quite literal-
ly. Many gas burners in constant opera-
tion for heating samples keep the
temperature well up, particularly at
night when the buildings must be clos-
ed to reproduce the blacked-out condi-
tions which are only slightly exaggerat-
ed in the illustration. Taking samples
from tank or ship without adequate
light is also a problem, and night-
sampling has been reduced to the mini-
mum necessary.
Continued from page 6
aviation gasoline) are kept for six
months in case questions arise later on
quality or performance of the oil.
In the countless tests made on samples
taken from storage tanks and at the
stills themselves, the Laboratories'
function is to confirm to the Operating
department that they are making the
products they have set out to make. In
the work on products for shipping, par-
ticularly the control of blending opera-
tions, the Laboratories may be said to
i "police" the final result. A typical
example of this policing function is
shown in No. 1 Laboratory's vapor pres-
sure test (see page 7). Aviation gasoline,
the "elite" of Lago's products, is a blend
of half a dozen different stocks having
a great range of vapor pressures. One
of its many specifications calls for a
maximum of seven pounds V. P.: a high-
er vapor pressure would indicate easy
evaporation or "boiling off" of lighter
hydrocarbons, resulting in "gas lock" in
the lines or pumps of an airplane, and
might also burst containers in which the
gasoline is shipped or stored. If the V. P.
of a blend to be shipped is shown by
this test to be too high, lower V. P.
stocks must be added by L. O. F. blend-
ing operators to bring it within the limit
of seven pounds.
Similarly at No. 2 Lab., aviation
gasoline is tested for stability whether
the tetraethyl lead which increases its
octane decomposes or separates out -
and for gum formation ("gum" is any-
thing non-vaporizable). The test, which
closely approximates storage conditions,
is carried on for 16 hours, though speci-
fications call for only five hours. It is
closely allied to octane rating, since any
decomposition of the lead causes a loss
in octane, and creates a fine solid, lead
oxide, resembling "red lead", which se-
parates out and plugs fuel filters and
carburetors.
In recent years, as gasoline quality
has soared toward the theoretically "per-
fect" fuel, the test for octane itself has
become the most important. All gasolines
are rated through their performance in
test engines, which check them against
standard reference fuels. This type of
testing has gone one step further re-
cently with the installation here of
equipment which checks aviation gaso-
line under conditions that are extremely
similar to those in a high-flying war
plane (with the big difference that no
enemy plane is trying to shoot holes
through this equipment!)
Essentially, No. 1 Laboratory is en-
gaged in determining the physical char-
Continued on page 10
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010
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Bowling Averages--Handicap
(Includes all better than the
league average of 143.9)
Riggs
Proterra
Culver
Landaker
Lambeltson
Pakozdi
Baggaiey. Jr.
E. Miller
Warner
J. Malcolm
Mullett
Legenhauten
Pfaff
Polk
Linam
Thurman
DiMurro
Crippen
Brace
LeMaire
McNutt
Hughes
W. Walker
Wertenberger
Goodwin
Holly
Case
Morris
Rosborough
Rogers
Broz
Lasser
Mugford
Sery
Dodge
Eveiett
Roasettie
1 Rynalski
Ward
Vachal
T. Leonard
Keesler
Jones
Chod
Larsen
Harris
3 Maxwell
Cross
WESTERN
183
181
178
171
170
167
161
158
158
155
155
154
154
153
DIVISION
McCoart
D. Walker
L. Miller
T. Malcolm
Ahadie
Uhr
Rae
Gardere
Hatfield
Williams
Hartwiek
lefferies
Keller
Campbell
SOUTHERN DIVISION
176 Jensen
174 Mortloek
173 Fisk
172 Monroe
170 Powell
170 Taylor
166 Carrell
165 Price
164 Minier
160 Greene
158 Stanley
156 Dunlap
155 Douglas
155
EASTERN DIVISION
177 Upp
163 Perkins
161 Switzer
157 Stahre
157 Hayes
154 Johnson
154 Ryan
154 Co)le
162 McReynolds
150 Bennett
150 Albera
NORTHERN DIVISION
171 Raymond
167 Pikiell
158 Mundinger
158 Bates
157 Repath
154 Roebuck
154 Borsch
153 Meyers
153 Silvers
Utilities Brea s 1. H. String
The Utilities (Instrument-Electrical)
team shown below finally broke the Lago
Heights string of victories and ties June
12, handing them a 2-0 defeat at the
Lago Heights field.
In recent weeks the Heights had de-
feated Marine-Drydock 10-0, Account-
ing-Personmel 3-1, and T. S. D. 6-2.
and had tied R. C. B. twice 1-1 and
2-2, and tied Oranje at 3-3.
The Utilitymen who turned the
trick are, front row, Modesto Oduber,
Teofilo Ras, Charles Gonsalves, Adrian
Wellman, Enrique Dirks, and Alberto
Bremer; back row, Sattaur Bacchus,
Humberto Penneflek, Aquiles Leon, Gre-
gorio Franken, Mirto Lade, Richardo
Geerman, and Carlos Holsman.
IA
E team di voetbal di Departamentonan
di Instrument i Electrical, cu a derrota
Lago Heights dia 12 di Juni despues cu
e filtimo team aki a hunga mas o menos
diez wega sin perde ningun. Mira e nom-
bernan aki 'riba.
Six Departmental Teams
Stage Holiday Knockout
An inter-department knockout tour-
nament with six football-minded depart-
ments taking part started June 19 and
will end with the final match on Monday,
July 5, which will be a holiday.
Two games were to be played Satur-
day, June 19, and two on Saturday, June
26, with one game at the Sport Park and
one at the Lago Heights field. The final
is to be played at the Sport Park. All
games are scheduled for 4:30.
According to the plans, which were
organized by Tommy Croes and Deo
dePalm of the Personnel department,
each team was to contribute toward the
purchase of a trophy for the winner.
6-19 Lago Hgts.
Sport Park
6-26 Sport Park
Lago Hgts.
7-5 Sport Park
A Sthse.-Util.
B T.S.D.-M.&C.
C Pers.-L. Hgts.
D Winner A-Winner
Wiiner C vs. Winner
Victors and van-
quished get together
in a friendly mood
before the battle
royal that made
Accounting No. I
the champions of
the Handicap Bowl-
ing League June 7.
Starting from the
right, the first five
are the runners-up,
Instrument No. 2:
J im Lopez, Art
McNutt, Emil Pfef-
fer, Bill Hughes,
and Reid Holly. At
that point they start being champions: Elio Venanzi, Howard Baker, John
Kelle, Cal Raymond, Al Ayer, and Ray Lenke. Merle Myers and Jim Mac
Eachern also rolled with the champions, but are not in the picture, and the In-
strument absentees are Lou Crippen, Fred Rich, and Jim Faucett.
S Final Seond Half Scratch
Won
Army 21
0 T.S.D. Proeesn i
Utilities 14
T.S.D. Lab IS
Standings
Lost
5
11
10
12
Accounting
Pet. Miscellaneous
.808 M. & C.
.592 Process
.582 Kellogg
.556 Chicago Bridge
2a 14
13 14
4 14
L1 16
* 18
* 16
Competition started early this month
in the "Aruba Sport Unie", which play-
ing at the Sport Park, will keep seven
teams busy until the final November 7.
The first of the series, played June 6
between Unidos and Oranje, ended in a
2-2 tie.
Other teams in the group include Lago
Heights, Paramount, R. C. B., San Ni-
colaas Juniors, and Vulcania.
Matched in the next few weeks are
R. C. B. and San Nicolaas Juniors, June
27; Vulcania and Oranje, July 11; Uni-
dos and Paramount, July 18. All games
start at 4:30.
Recent non-league scores: Unidos 2,
La Fama 1; San Nicolaas Juniors 1, Pa-
ramount 1.
SAFETY PAYS
Seguridad Ta Lo Miho
I
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
UJ NE 2571943
L.O.F. Course Graduates 36
In Third Training Group
Specialized training over a 19-month
period was completed this month by 36
L. O. F. employees (see picture) who re-
ceived training certificates June 8. This
was the third group to complete the
course, with Frank Roebuck as instruc-
tor; a fourth series of classes was start-
ed the following day.
Process executives J. S. Harrison, D.
I. Maxwell, and F. E. Griffin addressed
the graduates before the presentation of
diplomas by Mr. Griffin, while Lambert
Pompey expressed the sentiments of the
students on completing the course.
Those who received certificates were August
Amstelveen, Esteban Amaya, Johan Benschop,
Benolt Croes, Hendrik Chin, Ronald Clauzel, Ce-
el Campbell, Eustace Da Silva, Manoel De Frei-
tas, Emand de L'Isle, Rudolf de Miranda, Jose
Dlrks, Augustinus Dos Ramos, Pedro Eduardo,
Edward Hopley, Hosin Islam, Cephas Da Silva
Jardine, Alexander Kersout, Alwin Klaverweide,
Fortunate Kelly, Nemenclo Koolman, George
Lake, Leonard Marques, William Maasdamme,
Magnus Malmberg, Harry Nahar, Lambert Pom-
pey, Julien Richardson, Adriaan Strang, Phillip
Singh, Hnpolito Tromp, Cornelis Tjong, Egbert
Tjin-Kam-Yet, Oliver van Thol, Peter Violenus,
and Petrus De Weever.
TEMPERATURE
from page 8
acteristics of a product, without chang-
ing its composition. No. 2 Laboratory, on
the other hand, is chiefly occupied with
breaking a product down, to check its
composition. An additional part of the
work at No. 2 includes preparation of
standard chemical solutions for ten or
more parts of the plant that carry on
certain routine testing work of their
own. (The third Laboratory, for re-
search, has not been touched on here).
Ninety men work at No. 1, and 17 are
at No. 2. A report on everything they
do goes out to all parts of the plant daily
in a 14-page summary, which, in hun-
dreds of figures, reflects in considerable
detail the quality status of the refinery's
work for the current 24 hours.
In a way, the Laboratories have some-
thing in common with the Watching de-
partment. The Watching department is
the watchdog of the plant and its
equipment, the Laboratories are the
watchdogs of the refinery's all-im-
portant processing of oil.
l-
C r .
June
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Semi-Monthly Payroll
16-30 Friday, July
June 1-30
Monthly Payrolls
Saturday, July 10
Emilio Iglesia, empleado di Store-
house cu ta traha na Lower Yard, a casa
dia 2 di Juni cu Maria del Carmen Thees,
di Venezuela. E casamento a tuma luga
pa poder, pues Srta. Thees tawata na
isla di Margarita. Sr. Iglesia ta un em-
pleado di Compania fo'i 1937, aunque den
principio di trabao di e refineria aki na
Aruba e ta traha pa Compania durante
periodonan irregular.
Emelio Iglesia, Storehouse employee
at the Lower Yard, was married June 2
to Maria del Carmen Thees, of Venezue-
la. The marriage was by proxy, Miss
Thees being at the island of Margarita.
Mr. Iglesia has been an employee since
1937, though he had irregular periods of
employment here in the early days of
the refinery.
E empleadonan aki a terminal recien-
temente un curso di 19 luna di studio
den un clas di entrenamento di Depar-
tamento di Light Oils Finishing, i a ri-
cibi nan diploma dia 8 di Juni.
Aki bao nos ta mira Gezaghebber Wa-
gemaker acompafih pa oficialnan military
i naval, pasando revista n'e forzanan di
Ejercito Holandes i Ejercito i Marina
Americano na Sabaneta dia 14 di Juni.
Mas atras den e fotografia nos por mira
algun di e various cientonan di espectado-
res cu a presencia e parada.
Several hundred spectators
were present at Sabaneta
June 14 to witness the
Retreat and Review of
Troops held in conjunction
with Flag Day. Netherlands.
U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy
forces participated, a nd
Army planes flew over the
field. Strikingly prominent
were the flags of the United
Nations, carried by a Naval
guard of h o n o r. The
American Legion Drum and
Bugle Corps provided field
music. Shown right is Lt.
Wagemaker reviewing the
the troops.
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