Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: May 12, 1944
Frequency: biweekly
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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March Safety Sweepstakes
Yields Biggest and Most
Prizes Since Beginning

Two Employees Share Fls. 5C0
Prize While 34 Receive FIs. 25

Marking up the highest returns since
the plan was inaugurated last year, the
Bond Fortuna for the March contest
brought Fls. 1,350 to 36 holders of Safe-
ty Sweepstakes tickets last month.
The drawing was featured by two em-
ployees receiving Fls. 250 each, dividing
a Fls. 500 prize. They are Edward Ash-
by and Egbert Ashton (see cut, below).
Safety Sweepstakes prizes of Fls. 25
each went to 34 other employees:
Lu2iano Hart, Acid & Edeleanu, Da-
niel Richardson, Colony Service, Santos
Romney, Commissary, Albert Brown
and Willem van Aanholt, Dining Hall.
Julio Gomez, Emanuel Bernard, Leonar-
dus Petrochi, and Leo Geerman, Elec
trical, Melacio Falcon, Foundry, Simon
Croes and Alford Clarke, Garage, W
McKnight and Eugene Lieuw. Hydro-
Alky, Leroy McGrew, Instrument, Leo-
nard van Putten, Lago Police, Ciriaco
Curiel, Luis Winterdaal, and Cecil
Campbell, L.O.F., Paulus vid Berg, Pe-
dro Leeuw, and Augu3tin Cruz, Whar-
ves, Samuel Jerome, Cleanout, J. Rodri-
guez, H.P.S., Frederico Croes, Mech.
Adm., Albert Fuller, Basilio Lampe, and
Luis Boekhoudt, Drydock, Juan de Cu-

Rain in Six May Days Beats All
But Three Months in 14 Years

Aruba's unpredictable skies have a
way of breaking rain records, and this
month, young as it is, has been a
record-breaker of record-breaking pro-
Continued on page 6

Hospital Asks for Applicants
For Paid Blood Donors List

Due to frequent and large emer-
gency demands on the blood donors
list at the Hospital, the number of
available donors is now very low.
The Medical department is seeking
to enlarge its paid blood donors lie',
and appeals to anyone, and especial-
ly to the employee and staff employee
groups who care to have their names
placed on this list, to call at the
Hospital laboratory any afternoon
except Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. At
that time, applicants' bloods will be
typed and recorded. When needed,
appropriate donors will be called in
their order of listing or availability.
Anyone on this list giving bloo.i
will be paid FIs. 50 per transfusion.

ba, Storehouse, Robert Baggaley, T.S.D.,
Walter Gaupsas, Walter Woodcock, and
Cecestine de Bresse. Utilities, and Henry
Nichols, Welding.

These two employ-
ees split the biggest
cash prize yet to
come from the Safe-
ty Sweepstakes last
m o n t h. Dividing
Fl. 500 between
them were Egbert
,shton (left) who iF
shown operating a
drill press at the
Drydock's machine
shop, and Edward
Ashby (right) of
Colony Service.


MAY 12, 1944

Here and There

One of the many Lago employees now
"seeing the world" is Neale Lamb, form-
erly of Technical Service, who left
Aruba in October, 1942 when he was
called by the U.S.
Army. In a recent
letter he s a y s:
'Since the first of
the year I have been
at this advanced air
base in the Gilberts
and have been see-
ing t h a t all our
bombs from the area
of which I am in
charge get to the
spots for which they
are designed. The
news tells you of our success. I might
mention that for the Standards Gang
back at Aruba the following was chalk-
ed on one 2000-pound bomb a while
back, "Our Compliments Tojo, Process
Standards Gang, Aruba, N.W.I.
Lamb's business address is in the far
Pacific, well on the way to Tokyo, but
for correspondence he suggests his home
address, Box 125, Bristow, Oklahoma.

Bill Porter, who will be remembered
by many vacation-travelers as First
Mate on the Esso Aruba and who was
later a labor foreman here, is now a
Continued on Page 6

Loteria di Bond Fortuna a trece
FIs. 1,350 pa e 36 empleadonan cu taba-
tin biyechi di Safety Sweepstakes pa In-
na di Maart. Esaki tabata e montante di
mas halto cu a worde ganf for di dia cu
Sweepstakes a cuminza anja pasa.
Na banda robez nos ta munstra dos
empleado cu a recibi FIs. 250 cada un,
partiendo un premio di FIs. 500 den nan
dos. Nan ta, na banda robez, Egbert
Ashton di Drydock y na banda drechi,
Edward Ashby, di Colony Service. Pa
nombernan di e 34 empleadonan cu a ga-
na premionan di FIs. 25 den Sweepstakes
di Maart, mira e prome column.

VOL. 5, No. 6

ARUBA (ssoN) NEw

SMAY 12 1q44

Triplets Born
At Lago Hospital

Sixteen pounds and
four ounces of sleep-
y babies face the
camera indifferently
In the picture at
right, the second set
of triplets to be born
at Lago Hospital in
the last year. Read-
ing from left to
right they are Ale-
xandra, Alexandri-
na, and Alexandre
Stephens, and were
born at 2:33, 2:38, aand 2:42 p.m. on
April 23. At birth they weighed five
pounds,five ounces, 5-15, and five pounds
even (the boy, Alexandre, is the small-
est). Their father, Herman Stephens, is
an employee at the Marine department.


Na banda drechi nos ta mira e escena na
cual dos miembro di e Comit6 Consulta-
tive di Empleadonan tawata active pres-
tando nan ayudo na Colony Service den
e sorteo pa 12 casnan di Compania cu a
worde ofrec6 pa bende. Na banda dre-
chi extreme Henry Nassy di T.S.D. ta
saca number di un empleado fo'i un som-
bre( proporciona pa e occasion ey door di
Aruba Esso News) cu tawata teni door
di e Administrador interino di Colonia
J. J. Abadie, mientras cu Edgar Wija-
gaarde di Instrument (mei-mei) ta
registra e resultadonan.

Shown at right is the scene April 17
when two members of the Employees'
Advisory Committee assisted Colony
Service in the drawing for 12 Company
houses that were offered for sale. At
far right Henry Nassy of T.S.D. draws
an employee's name out of a hat (furn-
ished for the occasion by the Aruba Esso
News) held by Acting Colony Manager
J. J. Abadie, while Edgar Wijngaarde of
Instrument (center) records the result.

Diezzeis liber i cuater ons ta e peso d.
e babynan cual fotografia mustra aki
'riba a worde tuma na e moment cu nan
tawata drumi. Esaki ta di dos bez cu un
set di drieling (nacemento di tres yiu
fo'i un parto) a nace na Hospital di La-
go durante e ultimo afia cu a pasa.
Di robez pa drechi nos ta mira Alexan-
dra, Alexandrina, i Alexandre Stephens,
i nan a nace pa 2:33, 2:38, i 2:42 p.m.
ariba 23 di April. Na nacemento nan ta-
wata pisa cinco liber cinco ons, 5-15, i
cinco liber (e mucha-homber, Alexandre
ta esun di mas chiquito).
Nan tata. Herman Stephens, ta un em-
pleado di Departamento di Marina.

Vacation Relief Assignment

During the vacation absence of P. A.
O'Brien. G. L. MacNutt is in charge ot
the Cracking department. His office
phone number is 584, his home number
is 2245.


A son, Pedro Tibursio, to Mr. ana
I ir.. Valerio Kock, April 13.
A daughter. Myrna Malimina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Marino Kemp, April 14.
A ::on. Edgar Olimpio, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ergo Beaumont, April 15.
A son. Cedric Maximiliaan, to Mr. and
Mrs. John Lashley, April 15.
A daughter, Stephanie Ann, to Mr.
and M~r. Alvin Every, April 16.
/ dal jhter. Patricia Claudina, to Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Priest, April 17.
A daughter, Filomena, to Mr. and Mrs.
Marcos Dirksz, April 19.
A son, Roy, to Mr. and Mrs. Orlando
Wesenhagen. April 20.
Triplets, daughters Alexandra and
Alexandrina, and son Alexandre, to Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Stephens, April 23.
A daughter, Olga Canicia, to Mr. and
Mrs. Justiniano Soto, April 27.
A daughter, Zelma Janett, to Mr. and
Mrs. Darrel Jackson, April 27.
A son. Franklin Prudencio, to Mr. and
Mrs. Willem Van Aanholt, April 28.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Genaro Ras-
mijn, April 30.
A son. to Mr. and Mrs. Max Van Bo-
chove. May 1.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie
Willison, May 2.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Reymound, May 2.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Seon
Frederick, May 2.
A daughter, Helen Christine, to Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel Zilko, May 3.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Norber-
to Vroolijk, May 4.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Angelico
Geerman, May 4.






MAY 12 1944




The next issue ol the ARuBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday. June 2. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon. May 21
Telephone 523
Prnced by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N.W.L

Holandesnan tawatin un motibo grand pa cele-
bra na fin di luna pas6 e acontecimento cu Forzanan
Aliado a desembarca ariba territorio Holandes na
victoriosamente limpiando metodicamente e area
Nieuw Guinee dia 23 di April, i tawata avanzando
ocupa pa e Japonesnan.
Tawata casi exactamente 4 ana pas6 desde cu e
prom6 territorio Holandes a cai den poder di e Axis,
ora cu tropanan Aleman i nan Luftwaffe a traspasa
e frontera di nan pais vecino dia 10 di Mei, 1940.
Simbolico tawata cu e prom6 stap aki den e re-
conquista di territorio Holandes, e ciudad di "Ho!-
landia" a worde escogi como obhetivo. Un stap so-
lamente, cu hopi mas cu lo word tumb pero .
tawata esun di prom6, i ta habri e caminda pa e dia
ora cu tur e reino lo ta liber atrobe.



Netherlanders had great cause for rejoicing late
last month with the news that Allied forces had land-
ed on Dutch soil in New Guinea April 23, and were
proceeding with a methodical cleaning up of the
Japs in the area.
It was almost exactly four years since the first
Netherlands soil had fallen into the hands of the
Axis, when the Germans marched and flew across
their neighbor's frontier May 10, 1940.
It was symbolic that this first step in the retaking
of Dutch territory should be at the town of "Hol-
iandia". Only one step, with countless more to be
made but it was the first one, the hard one, and
paves the way for the day when all of the Kingdom
will again be free.

Lago Safety Sweepstakes April
Payroll Numbers Drawing Half-Tickets:


The picture shows a little of what the Japs are getting a
lot of in the Pacific nowadays, with the MacArthuro
Nimitz combination getting nto its stride. Illustrated is
the bombardment of Wake Island by U.S. Navy gunners
last Fall.
E totografia ta mustra un poco di loke e Japonesnan ta
hayando hopi awe'n dia den Pacifico, awor cu e combina-
cion di MacArthur-Nimitz a cai den pas. Aki nos ta mira
e bombardeo di e Isla di Wake door di Artilleronan di
Marina Norteamericanona e ultimo parti di e aiia




A musical treat that reached
a large part of Arnba's po-
pulation was the appearance
last month of a U.S. Army
band from Puerto Rico
which gave concerts in Oran.
jestad, San Nicolas, the Lagc
Colony and Lago Heights,
the Army camps, and several
clubs, as well as playing for
various dances. They are
shown at right performing
for the student body at the
Lago Community School.

This "pin-up" picture of Ramsay
recent Hollywood photographic
female. Well,

IUn placer musical pa un gran parti di e pciblacion di Aruba tawata e aparicion
di un banda di music di e Ehercito Norteamericano fo'i Puerto Rico luna pasa.
Nan a duna conciertonan of a toca na bailenan na Oranjestad, San Nicolas, Lago,
rampamentonan di Ehercito, i various clubnan. Aid 'riba nos ta mira nan ta toca
pa e estudiantenan na Lago Community School.

Ames won top
exhibition of the
why not?

prize in a

Two men with good reason for pride in
their work are Francisco Lampe, left.
and John Kuiperdaal, right, who are
machinists in the Drydock shops. They
nre shown with a recent job of fine
machine work, a crankshaft for a lake
tanker pump. It was made from a length
of discarded propeller shaft, similar to
the billet shown behind it, and was turn-
ed out in two days, with Lampe doing
the planer and drill press work, and Kui-
perdaal handling the lathe assignment.

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F ~JI~ C~' The refinery has
been sitting for its
'' portrait for the last
4 month, with a pho-
tographer here on
special assignment
to take an extended
series of views for
the Company's New
York office. Nelson
Morris, whose pictu-
S res appear in "Life"
and other U.S.
magazines, is shown
at work (left) with
the "Cat" Plant
furnishing a very
photogenic b a c k-
Z ground. The photo-
graph he was taking
at the time is re-
produced at right



v\ \\\'"'il WJL-Z~ ----~-- ee*ll'li ^

Francisco Lampe, na banda robez, y John KW-
perdaal, na banda drechi, cu ta traha den shop
di Dry Dock, ta dos homber cu tin derecho di ta
orgulloso di nan trabao. Nan ta munstri cu un
pieza di mashin masha complick cu nan a tralm /..
recientemente den dcoi dia pa un di e I I I
"lake tankernan". .

*p- R 'e9 'V "WEST COAST MA&IL Bo0ES ARe



Young Bernhardts and Barrymores trod
the Lago School's stage May 4 and 5 in
the annual high school play, "Who's
Who in Hollywood". The cast is shown
above. In the back row, left to right,
are Paula Moyer, Helen Ritsher, Hugh
Chandler, and John Teagle. Front row,
Billie Jean Gunn, Jean Mingus, James
McNab, Ronald Kennerty, Gene Kimler,
Elizabeth Brook, and Vincent Walker.
The action pictures at right were taken
during dress rehearsal. Top, Paula
Moyer, Helen Ritsher, and Gene Kimler.
Bottom, John Teagle, Jean Mi;.gus, and
Helen Ritsher. The production was di-
rected for the school by Don Heebner.
who has been directing plays here since
the Colony had its first stage in 1930.

Hospital ta Haci Pidimento
Na Hendenan Pa Duna
Sanger Contra Pago
Hospital atrobe mester di emplea-
donan cu ta dispuesto di duna nan
sanger den caso di necesidad, ariba
un base di pago. Bao di esaki ta in-
clui cualquier habitante di San Nico-
las, Lago Heights, of di Colonia. Es-
nan ariba e list aki ta di acuerdo di
duna sanger na cualquier moment cu
nan por worde yami, cu un pago di
Fls. 50.- pa cada transfusion.
Manera a worde mencioni den e il-
timo yamamentonan, dunamento di
sanger no ta worde haci awor. Sin
embargo, ta necesario pa esnan cu ta
pensa di duna sanger somete na un
prueba, pa por determine di antema-
no ki clasa di sanger nan tin. E
prueba aki por worde haci na Labo-
ratorio di Hospitaal ariba cualquier
dia di siman entire 1 i 3 or di atardi.

RAIN From page I
With 6.51 inches of rain in the six
days ending at 8 a.m. Monday, May 8,
these six days alone produced twice as
much as the total that has fallen in all
of the months of May since 1930.
The big day was the 24 hours ending
at 8 a.m. last Sundav, when 2.93 inches
came close to flooding Aruba, raining
out dances, baseball games, and other
activities in the process.
Some other wet statistics: Rain
records have been maintained by the
Laboratory since October. 1929, and int
the 175 months that have passed since
then, only three have surpassed the six
rainy days of this month. These are No-
vember, 1932, with 9.71, December 1933.
with 9.02. and November. 1938, with the

Lieutenant Commander in the Navy.
The word comes from Oscar Lasser,
former T.S.D. employee, who is now a
naval architect at Yakima, Washington.

Rationing, export licenses, shortages,
and mail complications have made order-
ing merchandise from outside of Aruba
a catch-and-go proposition. Ordinarily
any package received is cause for rejoic-
ing, even if the goods are the wrong co-
lor or size, or even the wrong goods.
Last week, though, one householder
thought the ultimate had been reached.
Opening a box containing a pair of long-
awaited shoes, he found only two for the
left foot, none for the right foot. The
last straw, however, was that the lefts
were not even the same size.


A new weekly was born last month
when the club committee at Lago
Heights started "Lago Heights Activi-
ties", a publication filled with its name.
Centered around a calendar of the
week's events at the Lago Club, the bul-
letin includes write-ups on sports match-
es, dances, bridge, volleyball, domino,
and billiard tournaments, and other so-
cial features of the district. The sheet
is distributed free to all residents.
Notable in the second issue was the
announcement that the committee plans
another big sports jamboree for July 4,
with the suggestion that athletes get in
shape for it early.

A recent letter from New York ex-
tends Company President W. J. Haley's
appreciation and congratulations to the
committee that conducted the Lago Com-
munity War Chest Drive and to the con-
tributors who gave generously.


May 1

May 1

Semi-Monthly Payroll
15 Tuesday, May 23
Monthly Payrolls
- 31 Friday. June 9

all-time high of 11.85 inches. The
floods about which old-timers have been
telling newcomers this last week were in
November, '32, and November, '38.)
And it's still raining as we go to press


MeY 12. 1944 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 7

(Week Ending May 6)
Eng. Outcasts 15 6
Accountants 15 6
Garage 15 6
T.S.D. Standards 13 8
Electrical 12 9
Coordinators 8 10
Colony Service 8 13
Bookkeepers 6 15
Medical 5 13
Labor 5 16

Lago Heights Swamps Caribe in Second Match for Cup


Team 1 Schlageter
7 Humphreys
10 Walker
8 Stickel
3 Featherston
9 Jensen
2 Lenke
5 MacMillan
4 Linkogle
6 Thurman
11 Williamson

Colony Service
Cehmical Engineers
M. & C. Office
Jersey Skeeters
Light Oils Operators
H. & S.
Army Signal No. 686
Navy No. 1
Post Engineers
Navy No. 2
Military Police
Round Robin East.

Top Half:
Light Oils Office
Structal Drafters
Light Oils Operators
Mens Forum
Wood Pickers

Bottom. Half:
Pressure Stills
Acid Plant

Sharves of Lago Heights goes half around the table for a smash
match with Yrausquin of Caribe.

14 1
11 4
9 6
9 6
9 6
8 7
6 6
6 9
6 9
4 8
3 6
2 13
0 6

& South. Leagues

Fourteen of the island's best table
tennis players gathered at the Lago
Heights Club April 28 for the second
contest in a series for the Wimco cup,
and when the pings and pongs were fin-
ished the score stood six matches to
one, in favor of Lago Heights over the
Caribe Club.
This gives each team one leg on the
cup, since Caribe won the first meeting,
5 2, last year. The rules call for two
matches each year, and permanent pos-
session of the trophy will go to the first
team which wine either three consecu-
tive times or five times intermittently.
The results in the second meeting:

Sharves (L.C.)
Yrausquin (Car.)
Gomes (L.C.)
D. DeVeer (Car.)
Bankay (L.C.)
G. DeVeer (Car.)
Zeppenfeldt (Car.)
Hadley (L.C.)
Mendes (L.C.)
R. Beaujon (Car.)
McLean (L.C.)
Harms (Car.)
Bryant (L.C.)
Laele Car.)

Diezcuatro di e miho hungadornan di
ping-pong ariba e isla a reuni dia 28 di
April na Lago Heights Club pa tuma
parti den e segundo concurso di un se-
rie pa e trofeo cu a worde obsequid door
di Wimco; despues di siete wega rapida-
mente hung& Lago Heights a venee Ga-
ribe Club anotando un ecore di 6 pa 1.
Esaki ta duna cada team derecho par-

shot in his

cial ariba e trofeo, siendo cu aiia pasa
Caribe a gana e prome encuentro cu
5 2. Segun reglamento dos wega mes-
ter worde hungf cada afia, i e trofeo lo
keda permanentemente den posesion di
e team cu ta sali victorioso tres biaha
tras di otro of tambe cinco biaha na tur.
E fotografia na parti ariba di e pagi-
na ta mustra Sharves haciendo un fuer-
te hit pa Yrausquin di Caribe.

CfON 1oW
*1'sE GObS l-

New Santa Cruz Sports Field
Opens With Parade and Games

A full afternoon of features opened a
new sports field at Santa Cruz Sunday,
May 7. Built by the Jong Holland Club,
the field will be known as the Jong Hol-
land Sport Park.
The program started at 2:00 p.m.
with a parade by the Boy Scouts. Events
continued with three games, one of korf-
ball and two football.

The results, with the three cups pre-
sented by the president of the A.V.B.:

Jong Holland

San Nicolas Jr.

Jong Holland


ARSMAY 19. 1

An accountant, an
industrial relations
manager, a T.S.D.
estimator, a n d a
Light Oils operator
"make like carpen-
ters" in this picture
taken at the Aruba
Flying Club's new
field one recent Sun-
day afternoon. Al
Ayres, Bert Teagle,
Frank Perkins, and
Frank Roebuck are
the amateur carpen-
ters caught working
on the roof on the
new hanger. In four Sundays plus some
after-work hours, the 41 members have
graded a runway, moved a clubhouse
(former bunkhouse) to the site, and
nearly completed the construction of the
first of two hangers. The club, which
now owns three planes, plans to keep one
at their original airport hanger and
two at the new field, which is located
between the skeet range and the golf
course road.

Den e fotografia aki 'riba cuater su-
perintendiente ta hacienda e papel di
carpinte yudando e otro miembronan di
e Aruba Flying Club construi un hangar
nobo pa nan tres aeroplano.

Inauguracion Di Un Sportveld Nobo
Na Sta. Cruz Cu Parada i Weganan

Diadomingo dia 7 di Mei un sportveld
nobo a worde inaugural na Sta. Cruz cu
un atardi yen di actividadnan deportiva.
Construi door di e Club Jong Holland, e
terrein lo ta conoci como Jong Holland
Sport Park.
E program a cuminza pa 2:00 p.m.
cu un parada haci pa e Padvindernan.
Acontecimentonan a continue cu tres we-
ga, un di korfbal i dos di futbol.

John Pandellis of the Training Divi-
sion reports an unusual explanation of
natural history from an overheard con-
versation. Two small boys in front of a
San Nicolas store window were looking
at a wood-carving of a two-hump camel
and a smaller figure of a one-hump
The first boy said: "Why does the
small one have only one hump while the
bigger one has two?" Second Boy:
"Don't you see? The little one is younger
than the big one."

"Coin Your Ideas" Awards

Thirteen "Coin Your Ideas" awards
for a total of Fls. 160 were slated for
presentation in the first part of this
month. The top award of the group was
for Fls. 25, to Dan Zilko, who suggested
a simplification of forms and office pro-
cedure in the Annuities and Benefits
section of the Personnel department.
Other awards went to M. de Lange.
Fls. 10, Install wall desk in Colony
Service office; I. Jermain, Fls. 10, In-
Ftall identifying signs at Welding, Paint,
and Pipe Shops; F. Robinson, Fls. 15,
Use old condenser tubes for valve steam
covers; H. MacDonald, Fls. 15, Install
dressing facilities at Lago Heights
beach; J. Benjamin, Fls. 10, Extension
of gas line from main to dentist office
and school; A. Fuller, Fls. 15, Shelter
for brs stop at intersection of Hospital
road and road to San Nicolas; Norman
Wade, Fls. 10, Safety suggestion fo'-
Post 33; A. Guicherit, Fls. 10, Install
wooden steps and platform at IC4 con-
trol valve at Alky Plant No. 1; H. So-
brian, Fls. 10, Install traffic sign at east
end of 700 row, Lago Heights: I. Crip-
pen, Fls. 10, Improved facilities for load-
ing soot from stack at new Powerhouse:
E. Larmonie, Fls. 10, Install walkway to
utility building south of No. 3 Evapora-
tor Plant.

NOTE: An award of FIs. 10 has
been granted to idea No. A-9480,
which suggests the removal or renew-
al of a sign at the foot of Lago
Heights hill. The suggestion was un-
signed, however, and the "C.Y.I."
Committee requests that the em-
ployee who submitted it make him-
self known.

Former Esso Tanker Recently
Converted to Escort Carrier

The Esso New Orleans, long a familiar
sight in the harbor here, has been con-
verted to an escort aircraft carrier, ac-
cording to U.S. petroleum journals.
Launched a few months before war
broke out in 1939, the Esso New Orleans
was one of a group of 12 tankers con-
structed for the Company in cooperation
with the U.S. Maritime Commission. Pri-
marily commercial tankers, the ships
had a rated speed of 18 knots and other
special features which made them es-
pecially adaptable for war purposes.
The Esso New Orleans cost $3,129,667,
including over $800,000 originally spent
by the Navy for its so-called national
defense features.
In a photograph the former tanker
now looks like any other aircraft carrier.
(Note: This is the original Esso
New Orleans; a later-built ship now
carries the same name.)

With heroism which he waved aside
as "nothing interesting", Chief Mate
Leslie Wilder of the Esso Providence re-
cently saved his ship and crew from a
disastrous fire and explosion.
The Esso Providence, which has loaded
at Lago's docks in the past, was in a
Mediterranean harbor repairing damage
received from Nazi planes while in a
Sicilian port, when the powder con-
tainers in the after magazine caught
Chief Mate Winder tried to open the
magazine flood valve, which was in a
locked steel box close to the magazine
doorway. Flames and 20-millimeter am-
munition were coming out of the door-
way when Wilder broke open the valve
box with a hatchet from the nearest
lifeboat, severely burning both hands.
The fire was extinguished in 25 minutes.

.John Pandellis di Training Division ta
referi un explicacion poco comun di his-
toria natural fo'i un conversation cu a
word scucha pa casualidad. Dos much
chiquito para dilanti di un bentana di
glas di un tienda na San Nicolas tawata
contempla in kameel di palo, cu tin dos
bulto. i un dromedario, cu tin solamen-
te ino. E estatura di e kameel tawata
mas grand cu esun di e dromedario.
E prom6 much a bisa: "Pa kico c
chiquito tin un "cos" so den su lomba i

e grand dos?"
"Oh, Bo'n mira?
jong cu e grandi.

e chiquito ta mas




MAY 12 1944