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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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May 21, 1944
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VOL. 5, No. 9

Jong Holland Team Numero |
DI A.S.U. Venciendo
Campeon di Corsouw

Jong Holland ta e prome team cam-
peon di e Aruba Sport Unie di diez-team,
ganando e titulo di campeonato den e
wega final cu a tuma lugar dia 4 di Juli
ariba Lago Sport Park. En presencia di
un muchedumbre grandi e competitie di
knock-out a yega na su fin cu a resulta
den un derrota pa e equipo di San Nico-
las Jrs. cu 3 — 0.

Den e wega final entre Jong Holland
i Lago Heights es u'timo aki a worde
elimina, mientras cu San Nicolas Jrs. ta-
wata borrando La Fama for di e lista.

Ariba terreno nobo na Sta. Cruz tawa-
tin dia 23 di Juni un interesante wega
entre e dos teamnan di Jong Holand —
Jong Holland di Corsouw i Jong Hol-

Continud den pag. 8





































PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

Here and There

With Company 66 Years —

William Kincade, who is 92, recently
received a gold-banded cane and $109
from Board Chairman R. W. Gallagher,
in honor of his being the oldest annui-
tant on the Company rolls. He had been
with the Company for 66 years, and was
an active employee 41 years.

Netherlands Honors —

Honors went to two U.S. Navy men in
Curacao last month when Govenor P.
Kasteel bestowed the decoration of
Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-
Nassau with Swo:ds on Rear Admira:
T. E. Chandler, and the decoration of
Officer of the Order on his aide, Lieut.
W. L. Eddington. Admiral Chandler, who
spoke at the dedication ceremonies of

Continued on page 2



JULY 21, 1944



U.S. Independence Day
Honored With Holiday

Parades and Games

United States and Netherlands sol-
diers provided the feature of the U.S.A.
Independence Day celebration here July
4, with a parade through the Colony
followed by a military review at Lone
Palm Stadium.

The massed flags of the United Na-
tions make a striking picture, below, as
the troops pass in review before a group
that included Governor I. Wagemaker
and Netherlands and United States
Army and Navy officers.

Spectator areas in the stadium were
crowded with those who witnessed the
ceremony.

The balance of the Holiday was taken
up with swimming events at Rodger’s
Beach, special basekall and _ football

events at the Sport Park;
Shy and an athletic meet at Lago
w Heights (see pages 8 and 9).

Soldanan americano i holan-
des a duna un aspecto nota-
bel dia 4 di Juli na_ ocasion
di celebramento di e Indepen-
dencia di Estados Unidos, cu
un marcha door di Colonia si-
gui pa un parada militar na
Lone Palm Stadium.

E banderanan en masa (mira
ki ’bao) di e Nacionnan Uni
i tawata un bista interesante,
na e momento cu e tropanan
tawata defilando dilanti di
un grupo bao di cual tawata
inclui Gezaghebber I. Wage-
maker i oficialnan di Eherci-
to i Marina di Guera Norte-
americano i Holandes.

_E resto di e dia di fiesta a
worde dedicé na pustamento
di landa na Rodger’s Beach,
weganan di futbol i baseball
| especial na Lago Sport Park,
i un encuentro atlético na La-
go Heights (mira pagina 1,
3, 19).







Boy Scouts “Take Over” Plant for One Day



The first Boy Scout Day made refinery officials out of
Boy Scouts June 22, when five young men of the Scout
troop spent the day assisting in running the plant, ’’sit-
ting in” with five supervisors in various phases of the
operations. In what Scout leaders hope to make an annual
custom, similar to that in the United States where
Scouts often take over city management for a day, the
five boys were chosen from the troop of 24 on the basis
of their progress in Scouting during the past year.

The picture at top right shows the preliminaries, with
James Faris, Chairman of the Scout Committee, speaking
on Scout ideals to a meeting of Scouts, Scout leaders, and
Company officials the day before the plan was carried
out. In the front row from left to right are Eugene
Kimler, who spent the day in T.S.D., John Ritsher, assign-
ed to the Marine department, Walter Buchholtz, who
worked in Personnel, Oscar Fuchs and Willard Haun-
schild, Cub Scout leaders, and Forrest Forbes, who was
assigned to Executive Management. Not visible in the
picture are Willem Prins, Scout who was assigned to the

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

JULY 21, 1944



Operating department, Wilbur Hough, Scout leader, Frank
Parisi and Albert Clark, assistant leaders, John Opdyke,
Cub leader, and Forrest Hayes and Sam Evans, members
of the Scout Committee.

The picture at upper left shows Scout Forrest Forbes
going over Management problems with Acting General
Manager F. S. Campbell. At lower right Scout John
Ritsher enters a launch for a survey of the harbor with
J.M.B. Howard, left, and Capt. W. L. Thomas, right, of
the Marine department.

The Scouts’ big day ended with the entire troop visiting
a U. S. Navy escort vessel.



HERE AND THERE From page |
Lago’s "Cat Cracker” last December, is
Commander All Forces, Aruba and Cu-
racao.

Longtimer —

Perhaps not the record holder for
long-term steady work but well up _to-
wards it is Jeffrey Johnson of the
Powerhouse, who left July 9 on his first
vacation in five years. Five years and
nine days, to be exact, since he returned
from his last vacation on July 1, 1939.

A farewell gift from Hospital and
Dispensary employees was made to Jona-

than Alves July 12, before his return to
his home in St. Vincent. He had been an
employee in the Medical department
since January 11, 1943. John Walker of
the Hospital’s upstairs office presented
the gift, which was a fountain pen.

Dos ex-empleado a laga Aruba recion-
temente pa tuma e trabao cu lo conduci
nan den e territorionan destrui i ator-
menta pa guera despues cu e enemigonal
worde venci i sacé afo. Gerard Oorthuis,
un antiguo empleado di Departamento
Electrico, a uni cu e ,,Batallon di Azeta”
cu a worde recluté na Corsouw pa traha
na Oost-Indie. Actualmente e ta na New



York tumando un curso di entrenamento
pa varios luna, despues di cual e lo sigui
pa Australia. Petronella van Deutekom,
cu tawata traha aki na Oficina General,
a drenta un otro grupo na Corsouw cu,
despues di un periodo di entrenamento,
lo sigui pa Inglatera. Despues di guera
e grupo aki lo sali pa Holanda pa yuda
debolbe condicionan norma! di bida.



SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
July 1 — 15 Monday, July 24
Monthly Payrolls
July 1 — 31 Wednesday, August 9





ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3

SHIFT SCHEDULE - AUGUST

JULY 21, 1944











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come. But ending the war soon — pulling the end
closer to us even by an hour — can mean life or Ss tesa
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War |, in that last hour between ten and eleven a.m. ae is ae

on November |1!. But throughout the morning of Pe aes

November I1, according to casualty lists, thousands Hel % se
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Tonight and tomorrow, the hours you put in speed-
ing production are the most important hours in your
service to your country. They may be the most
important in your personal lives. Perhaps someone
you knew and loved was killed on the morning of
November ||, 1918. Perhaps someone you know and
love will remain alive in the last hour of the war
because you did what you could tonight and
tomorrow."

— SEND IN THAT IDEA TODAY —
2/3

is a good bet—

— From "Lest We Forget”, a U.S. Navy publication.



Everything to win, Nothing to lose.

“Coin Your Ideas



aS Ce) wy: Lams sdnouod



Work Safely -- For Safety's Sake





NEWS
AND
VIEWS

Shown at right are re-
cent prominent visitors
from New York and
Venezuela. Accompani-
ed by General Super-
intendent F. S. Camp-
bell, at left, they are
R. T. Haslam, a Direc-
tor of the Standard Oil
Co. (N. J.) and head
of the Public Relations
department in New
York; A. T. Proudfit
of the Creole organiza-
tion in Venezuela; E. E.
Soubry of the Foreign
Marketing department
in NewYork; C. F. Sa-

None of the Yacht Club’s skippers managed
this on their masts during their sailing exhi
may account for the fact that the drill was very precisely done.

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bourin of Creole’s Ca-
racas office; and M. G.
Gamble, of the New
York Marine depart-
ment,
















arrange anything like
ion July 4 — which




INFECTIONS
start
SCRATCH/



In New Guinea, some of the world’s oldest transportation, a canoe made

from a tree trunk, meets some of the world’s newest. These mammoth

Allied landing craft are disgorging men, tanks, guns, and supplies onto
new Japanese-held shores with increasing regularity.

Na Nieuw Guinea, canoanan traha fo’i tronconan di palu, e transporta-
cion mas bieuw di mundo, ta haci frente na algun di e medionan di trans-
portacion mas moderno di mundo. E lanchanan gigantesco aki di desem-
barque ta poniendo soldanan, tankinan, cafionnan i provisionnan en gran
escala ariba e costanan recientemente ocupa pa Japonesnan cu un
regularidad creciente.















Recently brought from Bonaire, the piece of coral pictured above is

of a new and beautiful variety not seen here before. It is found 15 feet

under the surface of the sea at Aruba’s sister-island. Chances are good
that the same type exists here.



i oral recientemente treci for di Bonaire i cual nos ta mira den e
foberatis na banda drechi ta di un va iedad nobo i bunita cu antes no
tawata conoci aki. E ta worde haya 15 pia bao di superficie di lama na

e isla-hermana di Aruba. Ta masha probable cu e mes soorto ta

existi aki.







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te alll



Helenita Harms, mustra aki ’ri-
ba, ta emplea na Laundry i a
cuminza traha pa Compania dia
11 di Juli 1934, i na 10 di Juli
1944 tawata elegibel pa su bo-
ton di 10-anja. E a completa
exactamente 10 anja di trabao
sin ningun ausencia cu mester
worde kita fo’i su sirbishi cu
Compania.

Helenita Harms, above, an em-
ployee at the Laundry, went to
work July 11, 1934, and became
eligible for her 10-year button
July 10, 1944. She had worked
exactly ten years without a
single deductible absence.

"Folded Cats” might be the title for this one,
with the two over-sized Cold ‘orage mousers
having to overlap considerably to sleep on the
same chair. The biggest and thickest-furred cats
in Aruba, they got that way from life at a tem-
perature of between 20 and 60° F. (they never
leave the building). Experts at their trade and
working as a team, they give short shrift to any
rat that ventures into the Cold Storage Plant.





E— dos pusninan cu nos ta mira aki ’riba ta pro-
bablemente e di animainan mas grandi i mas
lanudo ariba e 3 man cas ta Cold Storage di
Planta unda nan ta biba bao di un temperatura
di 20 pa 60° F., i nunca nan ta sali for di e
edificio. Experto den nan trabao di cogemento di
djaca, nan ta traha hunto i ta constitui un peli-
gro mortal pa cualquier djaca cu risca drenta
e Cold Storage.





THE BRITISH “MOSQUITO” BOMBER 1S
THE WORLDS FASTEST AIRPLANE

By INGENIOUS
PLANHING, ONE
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TIN SINCE PEARL
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AND HIGH AS

THE EMPIRE SIATE
BUILDING

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A 10-TON PONTOON
BRIDGE REQUIRES:
3500 LBS. OF THE
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WHICH INDUSTRY IS
PRODUCING



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THE U.S. SERVICES:
A SIGNALING
MIRROR THAT CAN
FLASH A SIGNAL ON

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MAKES GLYCERINE ENOUGH =

FOR, DYNAMITE TO BLAST /5 TONS
OF SOFT COAL

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AYAY














ARUBA ESSO NEWS



War Need Rushes Cat Cracker Turnaround

Strongly resembling a busy anthill from as many as 500 men working on it
in a single 24-hour period, Lago’s Cat Cracker was "turned around” in 14 days
last month, a total of 61,000 man-hours. The job was very much rushed since
it fell within the 60-day period when military officials said the need for aviation
gasoline would be most critical.

The repairs followed a record-making performance of exactly six months of
continuous operation, the longest initial run of any cat cracker, and exceeded by
only one plant on a subsequent run (Baton Rouge, which was forced down after
six months and one day).

Repair conditions on the great still, after six months of wearing operation
at high temperatures and pressures, presented all the problems that had been
encountered on other units in the U.S.A., but on a lesser scale. Experts sent here
to assist in the turnaround, and who have seen other cat crackers repaired, ex-
pressed themselves as amazed at the milder conditions of wear, and whether the
cause was superior workmanship or smoother operation is not known.

New types of equipment and no previous experience on what conditions might
be found inside made the job greatly more complicated than the ordinary still
turnaround, though it was studied and mapped out weeks in advance. Material

was prefabricated wherever
‘ possible, and supplies needed

were handy at the site before
the oil and catalyst stopped
flowing. Cooperation between
all the crafts involved did much
toward getting the Cat Cracker
back into operation in minimum
time.

SAFETY RECORD: PERFECT.
In 61,000 man-hours needed to re-
pair the Cat Cracker for further
service, not one lost-time injury
was sustained on the unit. Caution
takes much of the credit, with as-
sistance from goggles, dust respi-
rators, safety hats, lifebelts, and
other safety equipment.

1 — The giant itself.
2 — This, the north end of Leroy Miller
going south, was a familiar view during
the turnaround (Miller was Zone Super-
visor in charge of the job). He is look-
ing into the big pipe which almost stop-






























JULY 21, 1944







sae SAT __ et







JILY 21, 1944



Continued on Page 6
ped the Cat Cracker’s record run last
January 28. Stresses made it sag, and a
matter of hours before its normal sup-
port gave way (which would have forc-
ed the still to come down) it was shored
up with timbers which held it in place.
3 — This is the top, 20 stories high. One
of these pipes, which carry gas and ca-
talyst out of the huge chamber on top,
wore through three days before the
come-down, and finished out the run
with a welded patch.

4 — Taken almost straight up, this pic-
ture shows the interior of the Cat Plant,
a maze of beams and platforms. (Circle
shows a high-up welder).

5 — "What goes up must come down”
and this winchman, on the fourteenth
floor, takes care of it. Some of the ma-
terial was hauled up and down by the
elevator, some by this steam winch.

6 — This is the interior of the precipita-
tor, which recovers catalyst from the flue
gas before it goes out the stack. The
grids on the sides of the picture collect
the catalyst electrically, and at regular
intervals the "hammers” in the center
swing over and knock the powder free,
to fall back into hoppers. Under the
best operating conditions there is a loss
,000 per day worth of catalyst, and
when starting up the unit, or when
trouble is encountered, this loss may
run as high as $5,000.





S74 THINKING

4A GREAT
OF GETTING §(/DEA. IF YOU
MARRIED He




LY

Ariba e pagina opuesta nos ta mira e
”Cat Cracker”, na unda tanto como 500
empleado a traha den un periodo di
24—ora durante e luna di su reparacion
cu a pasa. E trabao mester a worde haci
cue mayor rapidez, siendo cu funciona-
rionan militar a bisa cu e necesidad pa
gasolin di aviacion, cu ta worde saca for
di e still aki, lo ta mas grandi durante
e prome dos lunanan di invasion di Euro-
pa.

Algunrbez e still tawata par’ce un cero
di vruminga, cu trahadornan plama tur
caminda ariba dje. Tur welderdonan dev
planta a traha ey durante dos siman, co-
mo tambe tur metsla, i ciennan di em-
pleado relaciona cu otre ramonan di tra-
bao. E registro di seguridad tawata no-
tabel, cu ningun desgracia cu perdida di
tempo.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



| NEW ARRIVALS |



Twin daughters, Alicia Rosinda and
nd Mrs. Hezekial Bryson, June 22.
Wilco, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilco











io, to Mr. and Mrs. Estani-
, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles

s Roland, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Nixon, June

A daught
Antonio Mor

A daugh

aria Antonieta, to Mr. and Mrs.
s, June 26.
Elenor Bernadetta, to Mr. and Mrs.





John Da
A son nder, to Mr, and Mrs.
Jes Gumbs.
daught e, to Mr. and Mrs. Or-

ville Dowling,

A son, Don , to Mr. and Mrs. Charles



Brook, June 30.

A daughter, Monica Deanna, to Mr. and Mrs.
John De Souza, June

A son, George And
George Janson, July 3.

A daughter, Lucresia Angela, to Mr. and Mrs.
Andres Stamper, July 4.

A son, Arlington Alphonsus, to Mr. and Mrs.
1 De Freitas, July 6.
on, Dave, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rohee,



to Mr. and Mrs.






July 9.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Renie Yong, July 11.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. William Curtiss,

July 11.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Chrispa Meyers,

July 13.

R.C.A. Drops Two Games
To Curagao’s Best

The R.C.A. squad invaded Curacao
early this month to uieet two of Cura-
cao’s best, S.U.B.T. and Jong Holland.
The opening game July 1, with S.U.B.T.
(ast time they met it was a_ scoreless
tie) resulted this time in a win for the
Curacao 1941 champs.

The first score for either side was
made during the second half by Frans
Kelkboom, R.C.A. centerforword, but
Curacao soon tied it up. Aruba’s second
point was scored after a fast combina-
tion in the forward line by Tommy
Tromp, R.C.A. left wing, after a mis-
carried effort of Chomi Quant’s bounced
off the poles right into Tommy’s never-
missing feet. Curacao soon tied it up
again, however, and made the last goal
in the closing minutes to win 3 — 2.

The following day saw R.C. A.
matched against Jong Holland and was
a win for the current Curacao champs,
2 — 0. Curacao was constantly on the
attack, without giving Aruba’s_ rear-
guard time to breathe, though they stop-
ped everything (almost) that came their
way, Jossy Quant doing much of the
heavy work. A penalty gave Aruba a
chance in the first half, but Kelkboom
missed by an inch. Curacao scored once
in each half to win, Boyer and Pardo
making the goals.



Former Lagoite Joins Shell's
Oil Battalion for Repairing
War-Torn Neth. Eest Indies

The latest word from Gerard Oort-
huis, son of Jan Oorthuis of the Lago
Police, and formerly an employee in the
Electrical department, comes from New
York, where he is in training as a mem-
ber of the Shell Company’s "Oil Batta-
lion”.

Large numbers of men have been re-
cruited for the group in the Curacao
territory. They have military status, and
will follow on the heels of the Allied
armies into the Netherlands East Indies,
where they will repair the destruction

expected to be wrought by the depart-

ing Japanese.
Gerard Oorthuis joined the Oil Bat-



Lago
Gerard Oorthuis (down in front) former ,
electrician now in training with the "Oil eee
lion”, relaxes on a New York beach with frie!
supplied by the U.S.O.

talion in March, and after two months
of military training in Curacao, left for
New York May 15, with the rank of
Sergeant in the Netherlands Army. At
present he is in New York (see cut)
taking a course in the Trades School.
His course as an electrician will occupy
only three months, because of previous
training and his experience here. He wiil
then go to Australia, and will probably
see service first in New Guinea.

Petronella van Deutekom, former re-
ceptionist and mail clerk at the General
Office, left for Curacao early this month
to complete arrangements for joining a
Government rehabilitation group for
work in Holland after it is freed from
Germany. She will undergo six weeks of
training in Curacao, and will then return
here for a short stay before going te
England for further training.







8

JONG HOLLAND

land di Aruba — saliendo e oncena Aru-
bano victorioso cu un score di 2 — 0.

Jong Holland di Aruba tawatin e de-
lantero den e prome mitar di wega, des-
pues cu Fanfa Croes, rechtsbuiten di
Sta. Cruz, a hinca e prome goal. E score
aki a subi na 2 — 0 despues di e periodo
di descanso ora cu Ismero, rechtsbinnen
di e club Arubano, a logra pasa e di dos
goal mientras cu e yiunan di Corsouw a
worde teni incapaz di por a bora e goal
di Aruba.

continud di P. 1

E di dos wega entre e team bishitante
i Aruba Jrs. a worde bruscamente termi-
na ora cu un hunzado di e oncena local
no tawata di acuerdo cu e decis‘on di e
referee; e wega a stop durante e segun-
do mi‘ar. Durante e prome mitar Pauli-
no, linksbuiten di Aruba Jrs., a logra
anota e punto inicial pa su team mien-
tras cu Corsouw como resultado di un
penalty a tabla e wega cu 1 — 1.

Expertonan den hungamento di futbol
na Corsouw ta par’ce di ta bon-plama
entre e teamnan, juzgando di e manera
cu e campeonato ta pasa di un club pa
otro. E anja pasa e equipo di Jong Hol-
land ta ocupa e prome puesto, na 1942
tawata Independiente, i na 1941 S.U.
B.T. tawata carga e corona di laurel.



ARUBA ESSO NE‘VS

JULY 21 1944



Booker Cup Cricket

The strong British Guiana team took
the measure of Grenada in the opening
competition for the Booker trophy June
25, 109 to 88.

July 9, in a game that a large crowd
agreed was sensational, the Lago Sport
Park XI, accustomed to scores of over
200 runs, was held by Captain Th. Hil-
man’s St. Eustatius stalwarts to a feeble
36 in the first innings. Captain and
bowler J. Sharpe of the L.S.P. then took
the ball, giving the other end to Hors-
ford, both spin bowlers, and retired Sta-
tius with the same score 35. In_ the
second half the Sport Park had made 48
runs with one out when the game _ had
to be called for time. Both teams receive
one point in the standings.

Tawata par’ce cu € wega entre San
Nicolaas Jrs. i La Fama dia 1 di Juh
nunca lo yega na su fin. Despues cu e
match a sali tabla cu 0—O, nan a hunga
un pericdo extra di 7 minuut i ainda e
wega a keda tabla cu 0—0. Anto nan a
purba dicidi e wega cu tiramento di pe-
nalty, tres pa cada banda, i un biaha mas
a sali pareuw. Finalmente e wega a wor-
de dicidi pa lot, i e suerte a toca San
Nicolaas Jrs., saliendo e team aki gana-
dor di e wega.







Eleven Lago swimmers splashed their way to a clear-cut victory in the meet

at Rodger’s Beach July 4, picking up 36 points while the Navy collected 21 and

the Army, which does its best work on land, lagged with 3. Four firsts, three

seconds, and two thirds brought prizes to Dorwart,, McCae, Poehlman, Tucker,

Wilkins, and Rafloski of the Lago team. Shown below is the start of the 150
yard freestyle.























Jong Holland Tops New League
And Wins From Curagao Champs

Jong Holland is the first champion of
the new ten-team Aruba Sport Unie,
taking the title in the final held at
the Lago Sport Park July 4. Before a
large holiday crowd they finished the
knockout competition with a 3 — 0
victory over San Nicolas Juniors.

In the semi-finals, Jong Holland had
eliminated Lago Heights while the San
Nicolas Juniors were putting La Fama
out of the running.

Two Jong Holland football teams met
June 23 on the new field at Santa Cruz,
with the Aruba XI bearing that name
winning 2 to 0 from the Curacao version.

Aruba’s Jong Holland led in the first
half, after Fanfa Croes, Santa Cruz’
right wing, booted in the first one.
Ismero, inside right, increased this to 2
in the second half, and the Arubans held
this lead to the end.

The second game in the series with
the visiting team ended abruptly when
a member of the local team refused to
abide by a decision of the umpire, and
the game was stopped during the second
half. The first half had ended with a
1 — 1 tie, Paulino of the Aruba Juniors
making the initial score, and Curacao
tieing it up with a penalty.

Curacao’s expert football players seem
to be well-spread among the teams, judg-
ing by the way the championship is kick-
ed around. Last year the Jong Holland
squad (see above) held the top spot,
in 1942 it was Independiente, and in 1941
it was S.U.B.T.

A tie that seemed impossible to break
was the San Nicolas Juniors — La Fama
game of July 1. Nothing to nothing at
the finish, they played a seven-minute
extra period and were still 0 — 0. Each
team then took three penalty kicks, and
all six were good, leaving them still tied.

In desperation they finally drew lots,
and the San Nicolas Juniors won.
SCORES

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Artraco j 8
Venezuela 8

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BASEBALL: Army 3
Lago 0

The July 4 holiday saw a team of Lago
All-Stars shut out by the Puerto Rican
troops in the Sport Park, in a game
where errors told the tale.

The soldiers scored three times in the
opening innings, all on errors, without
having made a hit. Lago collected only
one hit during the game. while the Army
was garnering a total of four.

Lago had two scoring chances with
men on second base, once with no outs
but failed to cash in. Polo Laveist pitch-
1 ed the first two innings, Carlos Buntin
the third, and Gaston Arrindell took
charge of the mound for the remainder
1 of the game.





















At right, the team that represented Lago: Back
row, Felipe Bryson, Carlos Buntin, Jose Bryson,
{ Walter Arrindell, Gaston Arrindell, James Rom-
ney, Victor Hodge, and Joseph Wilson. Front
row, Vicente Moreno, Polo Laveist, Harry Legran,
Leonardo Cooper, Felipe Miguel, and Pedro Lake.



f At top, Gaston Arrindell takes his turn at bunt-
: ing, one of the five special contests before the
game. Lagoites won two of these: Jose Bryson
received a watch (prizes donated by loca! mer-
chants) in the bunting contest (C. Buntin should
have done well in this) while Joseph Wilson won
a suitcase for first in the accurate throw from
center field to home. Third from left in this
picture is Edney Huckleman, who, with Henry
Nassy of the Sport Park Committee, ran the
game and contests.

Speed and more speed filled the day
at Lago Heights July 4, with nearly 100
athletes from 14 to 40 competing in 15
events. The 44 prizes on display during
the meet were a spur that provided good
entry lists for every event.

Kenrick Khan took honors as_ out-
standing athlete of the day, winning
first in the 220, third in the broad jump,
and pacing his winning relay team. The
distance runs were a two-man affair,
witth L. Rampat first and H. Sharma
second in the half mile, then Sharma
first and Rampat second in the mile.

Top left, the start of the needle and
thread race (won by Mrs. J. deVries)
showing a large part of the crowd that
attended. Below, the first start, which
turned out to be false, of the 220-yard
dash. (Note the starter flagging the run-
ners down). Those most plainly visible
are, left to right, J. Castilho, who finish-
ed third, H. Sharma, F. Edwards, who
finished second, A. Gonsalves, and N.
Singh. Kenrick Khan is in the back-
ground in this start, but stayed in the
foreground the second time, winning the
event.











SERVICE AWARDS
July, 1944

10-Year Buttons

Nicasio Boekhoudt Boiler
Jose Tromp Boiler
Alexander Lucian Dry Dock
Alberto Kelly Drydock
George Courtney Esso Club
Joseph Warner Garage
Maria Maduro Laundry
Helenita Harms Laundry
Francisco Wellman Marine
Juan S. Croes Medical
Juan Wernet Pipe

Epifanio Dijkhoff Pressure Stills
Estanislao WinterdaalPressure Stills
Dominico Solognier Rec. & Ship.



"ESSO” News

New and improved contributions by
the Company to the effectiveness of Al-
lied war material were demonstrated to
150 Army officers, S.O. Co. (N.J.) offi-
cials, and press representatives at Bay-
way, New Jersey last month.

Developed within the last year by the
Chemical Warfare Service, the National
Defense Research Committee, and the
Standard Development Co., the weapons
include a new-type smoke screen that
was used successfully in Africa and Ita-
dy, an incendiary bomb that spreads
flaming gobs of jellied gasoline over a
wide area (instead of the previously-
used magnesium, which was easily ex-
tinguished) and an improved flame-
thrower.

The latter, using a thicker fuel that
obtains its body from a powder com-
pound, can direct its fire 180 feet with
deadly accuracy, three times as far as
the old-type projector.

Following the discovery of oil in Florida
by Humble Oil late last year, the State
of North Carolina recently approved
leasing large tracts of river bottoms and
marshlands to the Standard Oil Compa-
ny of New Jersey for oil drillings.

The lease will provide that the Com-
pany must drill and test within 18
months.

A series of major shifts in the top
personnel of the Company last month
made Eugene Holman President of the
Standard Oil Co. (N. J.), with R. W.
Gallagher becoming Chairman of the
Board, and F. W. Abrams advancing to
Vice-President.

Following ‘these changes, four other

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

R.C.A. Ta Perde Dos Wega

Contra Corsouw

Na principio di e luna aki e muchanan
di R.C.A. a stap den avion i a bula bai
Corsouw pa enfrenta Jong Holland, team
campeon di 1943, i S.U.B.T., clubnan
fuerte i afama di Corsouw. E prome en-
cuentro cu §.U.B.T. dia 1 di Juli (ultimo
bez cu nan a topa e wega a sali tabla
cu 0—0) a resulta es biaha aki den un
triunfo pa e campeon di 1941.

E prome goal den e wega a worde hin-
ea, door di Frans Kelkboom, midvoor di
R.C.A., durante e segundo mitar, pero
Corsouw pronto a logra anota e punto
cu a trece e wega na 1—1. E di dos goal
di Aruba a worde apuntaé door di Tommy
Tromp, linksbuiten di R.C.A., como re-
sultado di un bon i rapido combinacion
den linea di ‘voorwaartsnan; e intento di
Chomy Quant pa hinca e bala a fracasa
ora cu e bala a dal contra palo di goal
ia bin cai net den e pianan infalible di
Tommy. Poco despues Corsouw atrobe
a tabla e wega cu 2—2 i na cabamento
di e wega a logra pasa e ultimo goal.
saliendo asina victorioso cu e score di
38—2 na nan fabor.

Den e di dos wega pa su siguiente dia
R.C.A. a perde 2—0 contra e oncena
campeon di Jong Holland. Corsouw tawa-
ta ataca constantemente sin duna e ach-
terhoede di Aruba tempo pa hala rosea,
aunque e linea di defensa no tawata laga
nada pasa, cu Jossy Quant como figura
notable den e wega aki. Un penalty na
fabor di R.C.A. den e prome mitar bati
aden door di Kelkboom a hera pa un wo-
wo di hanguwa. Corsouw a anota su pun-
tonan den e prome i segundo mitar di
e wega, cu Boyé i Pardo hincando e goal-

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executives were advanced: C. F. Smith,
President of the Standard Oil Co. of
New Jersey, and J. E. Crane, Treasurer
of S.0. Co. (N.J.), were made members
of the Board of Directors; M. J. Rath-
bone, formerly President of Standard
Oil of Louisiana, succeeded C. F. Smith
as President of S.O. Co. of New Jersey,
and M. W. Boyer, Vice-President of S.O.
Co. of Louisiana, succeeded Mr. Rath-
bone.

Mr. Holman, a native of Texas, start-
ed his 23 years of Company service with
Humble Oil & Refining Co., and had
risen to chief geologist of that organi-
zation when he joined the producing de-
partment of S.O. (N.J.) in 1928.





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“C.Y.1.” Awards Climb
With 19 Receiving
Over 500 Florins

Awards in the "Coin Your Ideas” Plan
this month were featured by two for
Fls. 100 each. The men with the kest-
paying ideas were S. Viapree, who re-
ceived Fls. 100 for his suggested use of
code words for various refinery products
in cables, and G. Larson, another
Fls. 100 man for his device for washing
the wire electrodes on the Acid Plant
precipitators. Also in the high brackets
was J. Preston, who received Fs. 80 for
his suggestion to install ladders in float-
ing roof tanks.

Two men received Fls. 30: J. Allard,
for his idea of a trench for waste acid
near Agitator No. 205, and G. Tonge,
who suggested trays for condenser tube
plugs. H. Besselink took Fls. 25 for an
idea of enlarging a platform near safety
valves on vapor line, No. 8 Rerun Still.

Three awards of Fls. 20 included those
to R. Baggaley, substitute for lumber
crayon; J. Warner, down spout at Gar-
age; and W. Ellis, spouting around roof
of acetylene shed south of the Boiler
Shop.

Those who received Fls. 15 awards
were C. Bristol, ship countersunk bitts
for deck renewal; A. Maas, cars. with
semi-public passes to use Gate No. 6
only; J. Brookes, gauge on oil and clean-
ing fluid tanks at Garage; and H. Curl-
ingford, closing of rcadway near Ab-
sorption Plant control house.

Six employees received awards of F's.
10: T. De Palm, aprons for office boys
doing dirty work; V. Fortin, fire extin-
guishers at Wholesale Commissary stor-
age shed and new potato house; Mrs. Z.
Soffar, ice box for Marine Office; P.
Laurence, insulate six-inch hot oil line;
H. V. Tromp, walkway to blower motor
west of Paint Shop; and Mrs. M, Da
Silva, signs at Storehouse.





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Jong Holland Team Numero |
DI A.S.U. Venciendo
Campeon di Corsouw

Jong Holland ta e prome team cam-
peon di e Aruba Sport Unie di diez-team,
ganando e titulo di campeonato den e
wega final cu a tuma lugar dia 4 di Juli
ariba Lago Sport Park. En presencia di
un muchedumbre grandi e competitie di
knock-out a yega na su fin cu a resulta
den un derrota pa e equipo di San Nico-
las Jrs. cu 3 — 0.

Den e wega final entre Jong Holland
i Lago Heights es u'timo aki a worde
elimina, mientras cu San Nicolas Jrs. ta-
wata borrando La Fama for di e lista.

Ariba terreno nobo na Sta. Cruz tawa-
tin dia 23 di Juni un interesante wega
entre e dos teamnan di Jong Holand —
Jong Holland di Corsouw i Jong Hol-

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Here and There

With Company 66 Years —

William Kincade, who is 92, recently
received a gold-banded cane and $109
from Board Chairman R. W. Gallagher,
in honor of his being the oldest annui-
tant on the Company rolls. He had been
with the Company for 66 years, and was
an active employee 41 years.

Netherlands Honors —

Honors went to two U.S. Navy men in
Curacao last month when Govenor P.
Kasteel bestowed the decoration of
Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-
Nassau with Swo:ds on Rear Admira:
T. E. Chandler, and the decoration of
Officer of the Order on his aide, Lieut.
W. L. Eddington. Admiral Chandler, who
spoke at the dedication ceremonies of

Continued on page 2



JULY 21, 1944



U.S. Independence Day
Honored With Holiday

Parades and Games

United States and Netherlands sol-
diers provided the feature of the U.S.A.
Independence Day celebration here July
4, with a parade through the Colony
followed by a military review at Lone
Palm Stadium.

The massed flags of the United Na-
tions make a striking picture, below, as
the troops pass in review before a group
that included Governor I. Wagemaker
and Netherlands and United States
Army and Navy officers.

Spectator areas in the stadium were
crowded with those who witnessed the
ceremony.

The balance of the Holiday was taken
up with swimming events at Rodger’s
Beach, special basekall and _ football

events at the Sport Park;
Shy and an athletic meet at Lago
w Heights (see pages 8 and 9).

Soldanan americano i holan-
des a duna un aspecto nota-
bel dia 4 di Juli na_ ocasion
di celebramento di e Indepen-
dencia di Estados Unidos, cu
un marcha door di Colonia si-
gui pa un parada militar na
Lone Palm Stadium.

E banderanan en masa (mira
ki ’bao) di e Nacionnan Uni
i tawata un bista interesante,
na e momento cu e tropanan
tawata defilando dilanti di
un grupo bao di cual tawata
inclui Gezaghebber I. Wage-
maker i oficialnan di Eherci-
to i Marina di Guera Norte-
americano i Holandes.

_E resto di e dia di fiesta a
worde dedicé na pustamento
di landa na Rodger’s Beach,
weganan di futbol i baseball
| especial na Lago Sport Park,
i un encuentro atlético na La-
go Heights (mira pagina 1,
3, 19).




Boy Scouts “Take Over” Plant for One Day



The first Boy Scout Day made refinery officials out of
Boy Scouts June 22, when five young men of the Scout
troop spent the day assisting in running the plant, ’’sit-
ting in” with five supervisors in various phases of the
operations. In what Scout leaders hope to make an annual
custom, similar to that in the United States where
Scouts often take over city management for a day, the
five boys were chosen from the troop of 24 on the basis
of their progress in Scouting during the past year.

The picture at top right shows the preliminaries, with
James Faris, Chairman of the Scout Committee, speaking
on Scout ideals to a meeting of Scouts, Scout leaders, and
Company officials the day before the plan was carried
out. In the front row from left to right are Eugene
Kimler, who spent the day in T.S.D., John Ritsher, assign-
ed to the Marine department, Walter Buchholtz, who
worked in Personnel, Oscar Fuchs and Willard Haun-
schild, Cub Scout leaders, and Forrest Forbes, who was
assigned to Executive Management. Not visible in the
picture are Willem Prins, Scout who was assigned to the

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

JULY 21, 1944



Operating department, Wilbur Hough, Scout leader, Frank
Parisi and Albert Clark, assistant leaders, John Opdyke,
Cub leader, and Forrest Hayes and Sam Evans, members
of the Scout Committee.

The picture at upper left shows Scout Forrest Forbes
going over Management problems with Acting General
Manager F. S. Campbell. At lower right Scout John
Ritsher enters a launch for a survey of the harbor with
J.M.B. Howard, left, and Capt. W. L. Thomas, right, of
the Marine department.

The Scouts’ big day ended with the entire troop visiting
a U. S. Navy escort vessel.



HERE AND THERE From page |
Lago’s "Cat Cracker” last December, is
Commander All Forces, Aruba and Cu-
racao.

Longtimer —

Perhaps not the record holder for
long-term steady work but well up _to-
wards it is Jeffrey Johnson of the
Powerhouse, who left July 9 on his first
vacation in five years. Five years and
nine days, to be exact, since he returned
from his last vacation on July 1, 1939.

A farewell gift from Hospital and
Dispensary employees was made to Jona-

than Alves July 12, before his return to
his home in St. Vincent. He had been an
employee in the Medical department
since January 11, 1943. John Walker of
the Hospital’s upstairs office presented
the gift, which was a fountain pen.

Dos ex-empleado a laga Aruba recion-
temente pa tuma e trabao cu lo conduci
nan den e territorionan destrui i ator-
menta pa guera despues cu e enemigonal
worde venci i sacé afo. Gerard Oorthuis,
un antiguo empleado di Departamento
Electrico, a uni cu e ,,Batallon di Azeta”
cu a worde recluté na Corsouw pa traha
na Oost-Indie. Actualmente e ta na New



York tumando un curso di entrenamento
pa varios luna, despues di cual e lo sigui
pa Australia. Petronella van Deutekom,
cu tawata traha aki na Oficina General,
a drenta un otro grupo na Corsouw cu,
despues di un periodo di entrenamento,
lo sigui pa Inglatera. Despues di guera
e grupo aki lo sali pa Holanda pa yuda
debolbe condicionan norma! di bida.



SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
July 1 — 15 Monday, July 24
Monthly Payrolls
July 1 — 31 Wednesday, August 9


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service to your country. They may be the most
important in your personal lives. Perhaps someone
you knew and loved was killed on the morning of
November ||, 1918. Perhaps someone you know and
love will remain alive in the last hour of the war
because you did what you could tonight and
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NEWS
AND
VIEWS

Shown at right are re-
cent prominent visitors
from New York and
Venezuela. Accompani-
ed by General Super-
intendent F. S. Camp-
bell, at left, they are
R. T. Haslam, a Direc-
tor of the Standard Oil
Co. (N. J.) and head
of the Public Relations
department in New
York; A. T. Proudfit
of the Creole organiza-
tion in Venezuela; E. E.
Soubry of the Foreign
Marketing department
in NewYork; C. F. Sa-

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In New Guinea, some of the world’s oldest transportation, a canoe made

from a tree trunk, meets some of the world’s newest. These mammoth

Allied landing craft are disgorging men, tanks, guns, and supplies onto
new Japanese-held shores with increasing regularity.

Na Nieuw Guinea, canoanan traha fo’i tronconan di palu, e transporta-
cion mas bieuw di mundo, ta haci frente na algun di e medionan di trans-
portacion mas moderno di mundo. E lanchanan gigantesco aki di desem-
barque ta poniendo soldanan, tankinan, cafionnan i provisionnan en gran
escala ariba e costanan recientemente ocupa pa Japonesnan cu un
regularidad creciente.












Recently brought from Bonaire, the piece of coral pictured above is

of a new and beautiful variety not seen here before. It is found 15 feet

under the surface of the sea at Aruba’s sister-island. Chances are good
that the same type exists here.



i oral recientemente treci for di Bonaire i cual nos ta mira den e
foberatis na banda drechi ta di un va iedad nobo i bunita cu antes no
tawata conoci aki. E ta worde haya 15 pia bao di superficie di lama na

e isla-hermana di Aruba. Ta masha probable cu e mes soorto ta

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Helenita Harms, mustra aki ’ri-
ba, ta emplea na Laundry i a
cuminza traha pa Compania dia
11 di Juli 1934, i na 10 di Juli
1944 tawata elegibel pa su bo-
ton di 10-anja. E a completa
exactamente 10 anja di trabao
sin ningun ausencia cu mester
worde kita fo’i su sirbishi cu
Compania.

Helenita Harms, above, an em-
ployee at the Laundry, went to
work July 11, 1934, and became
eligible for her 10-year button
July 10, 1944. She had worked
exactly ten years without a
single deductible absence.

"Folded Cats” might be the title for this one,
with the two over-sized Cold ‘orage mousers
having to overlap considerably to sleep on the
same chair. The biggest and thickest-furred cats
in Aruba, they got that way from life at a tem-
perature of between 20 and 60° F. (they never
leave the building). Experts at their trade and
working as a team, they give short shrift to any
rat that ventures into the Cold Storage Plant.





E— dos pusninan cu nos ta mira aki ’riba ta pro-
bablemente e di animainan mas grandi i mas
lanudo ariba e 3 man cas ta Cold Storage di
Planta unda nan ta biba bao di un temperatura
di 20 pa 60° F., i nunca nan ta sali for di e
edificio. Experto den nan trabao di cogemento di
djaca, nan ta traha hunto i ta constitui un peli-
gro mortal pa cualquier djaca cu risca drenta
e Cold Storage.





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War Need Rushes Cat Cracker Turnaround

Strongly resembling a busy anthill from as many as 500 men working on it
in a single 24-hour period, Lago’s Cat Cracker was "turned around” in 14 days
last month, a total of 61,000 man-hours. The job was very much rushed since
it fell within the 60-day period when military officials said the need for aviation
gasoline would be most critical.

The repairs followed a record-making performance of exactly six months of
continuous operation, the longest initial run of any cat cracker, and exceeded by
only one plant on a subsequent run (Baton Rouge, which was forced down after
six months and one day).

Repair conditions on the great still, after six months of wearing operation
at high temperatures and pressures, presented all the problems that had been
encountered on other units in the U.S.A., but on a lesser scale. Experts sent here
to assist in the turnaround, and who have seen other cat crackers repaired, ex-
pressed themselves as amazed at the milder conditions of wear, and whether the
cause was superior workmanship or smoother operation is not known.

New types of equipment and no previous experience on what conditions might
be found inside made the job greatly more complicated than the ordinary still
turnaround, though it was studied and mapped out weeks in advance. Material

was prefabricated wherever
‘ possible, and supplies needed

were handy at the site before
the oil and catalyst stopped
flowing. Cooperation between
all the crafts involved did much
toward getting the Cat Cracker
back into operation in minimum
time.

SAFETY RECORD: PERFECT.
In 61,000 man-hours needed to re-
pair the Cat Cracker for further
service, not one lost-time injury
was sustained on the unit. Caution
takes much of the credit, with as-
sistance from goggles, dust respi-
rators, safety hats, lifebelts, and
other safety equipment.

1 — The giant itself.
2 — This, the north end of Leroy Miller
going south, was a familiar view during
the turnaround (Miller was Zone Super-
visor in charge of the job). He is look-
ing into the big pipe which almost stop-






























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JILY 21, 1944



Continued on Page 6
ped the Cat Cracker’s record run last
January 28. Stresses made it sag, and a
matter of hours before its normal sup-
port gave way (which would have forc-
ed the still to come down) it was shored
up with timbers which held it in place.
3 — This is the top, 20 stories high. One
of these pipes, which carry gas and ca-
talyst out of the huge chamber on top,
wore through three days before the
come-down, and finished out the run
with a welded patch.

4 — Taken almost straight up, this pic-
ture shows the interior of the Cat Plant,
a maze of beams and platforms. (Circle
shows a high-up welder).

5 — "What goes up must come down”
and this winchman, on the fourteenth
floor, takes care of it. Some of the ma-
terial was hauled up and down by the
elevator, some by this steam winch.

6 — This is the interior of the precipita-
tor, which recovers catalyst from the flue
gas before it goes out the stack. The
grids on the sides of the picture collect
the catalyst electrically, and at regular
intervals the "hammers” in the center
swing over and knock the powder free,
to fall back into hoppers. Under the
best operating conditions there is a loss
,000 per day worth of catalyst, and
when starting up the unit, or when
trouble is encountered, this loss may
run as high as $5,000.





S74 THINKING

4A GREAT
OF GETTING §(/DEA. IF YOU
MARRIED He




LY

Ariba e pagina opuesta nos ta mira e
”Cat Cracker”, na unda tanto como 500
empleado a traha den un periodo di
24—ora durante e luna di su reparacion
cu a pasa. E trabao mester a worde haci
cue mayor rapidez, siendo cu funciona-
rionan militar a bisa cu e necesidad pa
gasolin di aviacion, cu ta worde saca for
di e still aki, lo ta mas grandi durante
e prome dos lunanan di invasion di Euro-
pa.

Algunrbez e still tawata par’ce un cero
di vruminga, cu trahadornan plama tur
caminda ariba dje. Tur welderdonan dev
planta a traha ey durante dos siman, co-
mo tambe tur metsla, i ciennan di em-
pleado relaciona cu otre ramonan di tra-
bao. E registro di seguridad tawata no-
tabel, cu ningun desgracia cu perdida di
tempo.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



| NEW ARRIVALS |



Twin daughters, Alicia Rosinda and
nd Mrs. Hezekial Bryson, June 22.
Wilco, to Mr. and Mrs. Wilco











io, to Mr. and Mrs. Estani-
, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles

s Roland, to Mr. and Mrs. James
Nixon, June

A daught
Antonio Mor

A daugh

aria Antonieta, to Mr. and Mrs.
s, June 26.
Elenor Bernadetta, to Mr. and Mrs.





John Da
A son nder, to Mr, and Mrs.
Jes Gumbs.
daught e, to Mr. and Mrs. Or-

ville Dowling,

A son, Don , to Mr. and Mrs. Charles



Brook, June 30.

A daughter, Monica Deanna, to Mr. and Mrs.
John De Souza, June

A son, George And
George Janson, July 3.

A daughter, Lucresia Angela, to Mr. and Mrs.
Andres Stamper, July 4.

A son, Arlington Alphonsus, to Mr. and Mrs.
1 De Freitas, July 6.
on, Dave, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rohee,



to Mr. and Mrs.






July 9.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Renie Yong, July 11.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. William Curtiss,

July 11.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Chrispa Meyers,

July 13.

R.C.A. Drops Two Games
To Curagao’s Best

The R.C.A. squad invaded Curacao
early this month to uieet two of Cura-
cao’s best, S.U.B.T. and Jong Holland.
The opening game July 1, with S.U.B.T.
(ast time they met it was a_ scoreless
tie) resulted this time in a win for the
Curacao 1941 champs.

The first score for either side was
made during the second half by Frans
Kelkboom, R.C.A. centerforword, but
Curacao soon tied it up. Aruba’s second
point was scored after a fast combina-
tion in the forward line by Tommy
Tromp, R.C.A. left wing, after a mis-
carried effort of Chomi Quant’s bounced
off the poles right into Tommy’s never-
missing feet. Curacao soon tied it up
again, however, and made the last goal
in the closing minutes to win 3 — 2.

The following day saw R.C. A.
matched against Jong Holland and was
a win for the current Curacao champs,
2 — 0. Curacao was constantly on the
attack, without giving Aruba’s_ rear-
guard time to breathe, though they stop-
ped everything (almost) that came their
way, Jossy Quant doing much of the
heavy work. A penalty gave Aruba a
chance in the first half, but Kelkboom
missed by an inch. Curacao scored once
in each half to win, Boyer and Pardo
making the goals.



Former Lagoite Joins Shell's
Oil Battalion for Repairing
War-Torn Neth. Eest Indies

The latest word from Gerard Oort-
huis, son of Jan Oorthuis of the Lago
Police, and formerly an employee in the
Electrical department, comes from New
York, where he is in training as a mem-
ber of the Shell Company’s "Oil Batta-
lion”.

Large numbers of men have been re-
cruited for the group in the Curacao
territory. They have military status, and
will follow on the heels of the Allied
armies into the Netherlands East Indies,
where they will repair the destruction

expected to be wrought by the depart-

ing Japanese.
Gerard Oorthuis joined the Oil Bat-



Lago
Gerard Oorthuis (down in front) former ,
electrician now in training with the "Oil eee
lion”, relaxes on a New York beach with frie!
supplied by the U.S.O.

talion in March, and after two months
of military training in Curacao, left for
New York May 15, with the rank of
Sergeant in the Netherlands Army. At
present he is in New York (see cut)
taking a course in the Trades School.
His course as an electrician will occupy
only three months, because of previous
training and his experience here. He wiil
then go to Australia, and will probably
see service first in New Guinea.

Petronella van Deutekom, former re-
ceptionist and mail clerk at the General
Office, left for Curacao early this month
to complete arrangements for joining a
Government rehabilitation group for
work in Holland after it is freed from
Germany. She will undergo six weeks of
training in Curacao, and will then return
here for a short stay before going te
England for further training.




8

JONG HOLLAND

land di Aruba — saliendo e oncena Aru-
bano victorioso cu un score di 2 — 0.

Jong Holland di Aruba tawatin e de-
lantero den e prome mitar di wega, des-
pues cu Fanfa Croes, rechtsbuiten di
Sta. Cruz, a hinca e prome goal. E score
aki a subi na 2 — 0 despues di e periodo
di descanso ora cu Ismero, rechtsbinnen
di e club Arubano, a logra pasa e di dos
goal mientras cu e yiunan di Corsouw a
worde teni incapaz di por a bora e goal
di Aruba.

continud di P. 1

E di dos wega entre e team bishitante
i Aruba Jrs. a worde bruscamente termi-
na ora cu un hunzado di e oncena local
no tawata di acuerdo cu e decis‘on di e
referee; e wega a stop durante e segun-
do mi‘ar. Durante e prome mitar Pauli-
no, linksbuiten di Aruba Jrs., a logra
anota e punto inicial pa su team mien-
tras cu Corsouw como resultado di un
penalty a tabla e wega cu 1 — 1.

Expertonan den hungamento di futbol
na Corsouw ta par’ce di ta bon-plama
entre e teamnan, juzgando di e manera
cu e campeonato ta pasa di un club pa
otro. E anja pasa e equipo di Jong Hol-
land ta ocupa e prome puesto, na 1942
tawata Independiente, i na 1941 S.U.
B.T. tawata carga e corona di laurel.



ARUBA ESSO NE‘VS

JULY 21 1944



Booker Cup Cricket

The strong British Guiana team took
the measure of Grenada in the opening
competition for the Booker trophy June
25, 109 to 88.

July 9, in a game that a large crowd
agreed was sensational, the Lago Sport
Park XI, accustomed to scores of over
200 runs, was held by Captain Th. Hil-
man’s St. Eustatius stalwarts to a feeble
36 in the first innings. Captain and
bowler J. Sharpe of the L.S.P. then took
the ball, giving the other end to Hors-
ford, both spin bowlers, and retired Sta-
tius with the same score 35. In_ the
second half the Sport Park had made 48
runs with one out when the game _ had
to be called for time. Both teams receive
one point in the standings.

Tawata par’ce cu € wega entre San
Nicolaas Jrs. i La Fama dia 1 di Juh
nunca lo yega na su fin. Despues cu e
match a sali tabla cu 0—O, nan a hunga
un pericdo extra di 7 minuut i ainda e
wega a keda tabla cu 0—0. Anto nan a
purba dicidi e wega cu tiramento di pe-
nalty, tres pa cada banda, i un biaha mas
a sali pareuw. Finalmente e wega a wor-
de dicidi pa lot, i e suerte a toca San
Nicolaas Jrs., saliendo e team aki gana-
dor di e wega.







Eleven Lago swimmers splashed their way to a clear-cut victory in the meet

at Rodger’s Beach July 4, picking up 36 points while the Navy collected 21 and

the Army, which does its best work on land, lagged with 3. Four firsts, three

seconds, and two thirds brought prizes to Dorwart,, McCae, Poehlman, Tucker,

Wilkins, and Rafloski of the Lago team. Shown below is the start of the 150
yard freestyle.























Jong Holland Tops New League
And Wins From Curagao Champs

Jong Holland is the first champion of
the new ten-team Aruba Sport Unie,
taking the title in the final held at
the Lago Sport Park July 4. Before a
large holiday crowd they finished the
knockout competition with a 3 — 0
victory over San Nicolas Juniors.

In the semi-finals, Jong Holland had
eliminated Lago Heights while the San
Nicolas Juniors were putting La Fama
out of the running.

Two Jong Holland football teams met
June 23 on the new field at Santa Cruz,
with the Aruba XI bearing that name
winning 2 to 0 from the Curacao version.

Aruba’s Jong Holland led in the first
half, after Fanfa Croes, Santa Cruz’
right wing, booted in the first one.
Ismero, inside right, increased this to 2
in the second half, and the Arubans held
this lead to the end.

The second game in the series with
the visiting team ended abruptly when
a member of the local team refused to
abide by a decision of the umpire, and
the game was stopped during the second
half. The first half had ended with a
1 — 1 tie, Paulino of the Aruba Juniors
making the initial score, and Curacao
tieing it up with a penalty.

Curacao’s expert football players seem
to be well-spread among the teams, judg-
ing by the way the championship is kick-
ed around. Last year the Jong Holland
squad (see above) held the top spot,
in 1942 it was Independiente, and in 1941
it was S.U.B.T.

A tie that seemed impossible to break
was the San Nicolas Juniors — La Fama
game of July 1. Nothing to nothing at
the finish, they played a seven-minute
extra period and were still 0 — 0. Each
team then took three penalty kicks, and
all six were good, leaving them still tied.

In desperation they finally drew lots,
and the San Nicolas Juniors won.
SCORES

July 2 (Baseball League)
San Lucas 11
Los Cubanitos 2
Artraco j 8
Venezuela 8

July 9 (Football)
San Nicolas Juniors 3
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BASEBALL: Army 3
Lago 0

The July 4 holiday saw a team of Lago
All-Stars shut out by the Puerto Rican
troops in the Sport Park, in a game
where errors told the tale.

The soldiers scored three times in the
opening innings, all on errors, without
having made a hit. Lago collected only
one hit during the game. while the Army
was garnering a total of four.

Lago had two scoring chances with
men on second base, once with no outs
but failed to cash in. Polo Laveist pitch-
1 ed the first two innings, Carlos Buntin
the third, and Gaston Arrindell took
charge of the mound for the remainder
1 of the game.





















At right, the team that represented Lago: Back
row, Felipe Bryson, Carlos Buntin, Jose Bryson,
{ Walter Arrindell, Gaston Arrindell, James Rom-
ney, Victor Hodge, and Joseph Wilson. Front
row, Vicente Moreno, Polo Laveist, Harry Legran,
Leonardo Cooper, Felipe Miguel, and Pedro Lake.



f At top, Gaston Arrindell takes his turn at bunt-
: ing, one of the five special contests before the
game. Lagoites won two of these: Jose Bryson
received a watch (prizes donated by loca! mer-
chants) in the bunting contest (C. Buntin should
have done well in this) while Joseph Wilson won
a suitcase for first in the accurate throw from
center field to home. Third from left in this
picture is Edney Huckleman, who, with Henry
Nassy of the Sport Park Committee, ran the
game and contests.

Speed and more speed filled the day
at Lago Heights July 4, with nearly 100
athletes from 14 to 40 competing in 15
events. The 44 prizes on display during
the meet were a spur that provided good
entry lists for every event.

Kenrick Khan took honors as_ out-
standing athlete of the day, winning
first in the 220, third in the broad jump,
and pacing his winning relay team. The
distance runs were a two-man affair,
witth L. Rampat first and H. Sharma
second in the half mile, then Sharma
first and Rampat second in the mile.

Top left, the start of the needle and
thread race (won by Mrs. J. deVries)
showing a large part of the crowd that
attended. Below, the first start, which
turned out to be false, of the 220-yard
dash. (Note the starter flagging the run-
ners down). Those most plainly visible
are, left to right, J. Castilho, who finish-
ed third, H. Sharma, F. Edwards, who
finished second, A. Gonsalves, and N.
Singh. Kenrick Khan is in the back-
ground in this start, but stayed in the
foreground the second time, winning the
event.








SERVICE AWARDS
July, 1944

10-Year Buttons

Nicasio Boekhoudt Boiler
Jose Tromp Boiler
Alexander Lucian Dry Dock
Alberto Kelly Drydock
George Courtney Esso Club
Joseph Warner Garage
Maria Maduro Laundry
Helenita Harms Laundry
Francisco Wellman Marine
Juan S. Croes Medical
Juan Wernet Pipe

Epifanio Dijkhoff Pressure Stills
Estanislao WinterdaalPressure Stills
Dominico Solognier Rec. & Ship.



"ESSO” News

New and improved contributions by
the Company to the effectiveness of Al-
lied war material were demonstrated to
150 Army officers, S.O. Co. (N.J.) offi-
cials, and press representatives at Bay-
way, New Jersey last month.

Developed within the last year by the
Chemical Warfare Service, the National
Defense Research Committee, and the
Standard Development Co., the weapons
include a new-type smoke screen that
was used successfully in Africa and Ita-
dy, an incendiary bomb that spreads
flaming gobs of jellied gasoline over a
wide area (instead of the previously-
used magnesium, which was easily ex-
tinguished) and an improved flame-
thrower.

The latter, using a thicker fuel that
obtains its body from a powder com-
pound, can direct its fire 180 feet with
deadly accuracy, three times as far as
the old-type projector.

Following the discovery of oil in Florida
by Humble Oil late last year, the State
of North Carolina recently approved
leasing large tracts of river bottoms and
marshlands to the Standard Oil Compa-
ny of New Jersey for oil drillings.

The lease will provide that the Com-
pany must drill and test within 18
months.

A series of major shifts in the top
personnel of the Company last month
made Eugene Holman President of the
Standard Oil Co. (N. J.), with R. W.
Gallagher becoming Chairman of the
Board, and F. W. Abrams advancing to
Vice-President.

Following ‘these changes, four other

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

R.C.A. Ta Perde Dos Wega

Contra Corsouw

Na principio di e luna aki e muchanan
di R.C.A. a stap den avion i a bula bai
Corsouw pa enfrenta Jong Holland, team
campeon di 1943, i S.U.B.T., clubnan
fuerte i afama di Corsouw. E prome en-
cuentro cu §.U.B.T. dia 1 di Juli (ultimo
bez cu nan a topa e wega a sali tabla
cu 0—0) a resulta es biaha aki den un
triunfo pa e campeon di 1941.

E prome goal den e wega a worde hin-
ea, door di Frans Kelkboom, midvoor di
R.C.A., durante e segundo mitar, pero
Corsouw pronto a logra anota e punto
cu a trece e wega na 1—1. E di dos goal
di Aruba a worde apuntaé door di Tommy
Tromp, linksbuiten di R.C.A., como re-
sultado di un bon i rapido combinacion
den linea di ‘voorwaartsnan; e intento di
Chomy Quant pa hinca e bala a fracasa
ora cu e bala a dal contra palo di goal
ia bin cai net den e pianan infalible di
Tommy. Poco despues Corsouw atrobe
a tabla e wega cu 2—2 i na cabamento
di e wega a logra pasa e ultimo goal.
saliendo asina victorioso cu e score di
38—2 na nan fabor.

Den e di dos wega pa su siguiente dia
R.C.A. a perde 2—0 contra e oncena
campeon di Jong Holland. Corsouw tawa-
ta ataca constantemente sin duna e ach-
terhoede di Aruba tempo pa hala rosea,
aunque e linea di defensa no tawata laga
nada pasa, cu Jossy Quant como figura
notable den e wega aki. Un penalty na
fabor di R.C.A. den e prome mitar bati
aden door di Kelkboom a hera pa un wo-
wo di hanguwa. Corsouw a anota su pun-
tonan den e prome i segundo mitar di
e wega, cu Boyé i Pardo hincando e goal-

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executives were advanced: C. F. Smith,
President of the Standard Oil Co. of
New Jersey, and J. E. Crane, Treasurer
of S.0. Co. (N.J.), were made members
of the Board of Directors; M. J. Rath-
bone, formerly President of Standard
Oil of Louisiana, succeeded C. F. Smith
as President of S.O. Co. of New Jersey,
and M. W. Boyer, Vice-President of S.O.
Co. of Louisiana, succeeded Mr. Rath-
bone.

Mr. Holman, a native of Texas, start-
ed his 23 years of Company service with
Humble Oil & Refining Co., and had
risen to chief geologist of that organi-
zation when he joined the producing de-
partment of S.O. (N.J.) in 1928.





JULY 21, 1944
——$—$—$—$— er 21, 1988

“C.Y.1.” Awards Climb
With 19 Receiving
Over 500 Florins

Awards in the "Coin Your Ideas” Plan
this month were featured by two for
Fls. 100 each. The men with the kest-
paying ideas were S. Viapree, who re-
ceived Fls. 100 for his suggested use of
code words for various refinery products
in cables, and G. Larson, another
Fls. 100 man for his device for washing
the wire electrodes on the Acid Plant
precipitators. Also in the high brackets
was J. Preston, who received Fs. 80 for
his suggestion to install ladders in float-
ing roof tanks.

Two men received Fls. 30: J. Allard,
for his idea of a trench for waste acid
near Agitator No. 205, and G. Tonge,
who suggested trays for condenser tube
plugs. H. Besselink took Fls. 25 for an
idea of enlarging a platform near safety
valves on vapor line, No. 8 Rerun Still.

Three awards of Fls. 20 included those
to R. Baggaley, substitute for lumber
crayon; J. Warner, down spout at Gar-
age; and W. Ellis, spouting around roof
of acetylene shed south of the Boiler
Shop.

Those who received Fls. 15 awards
were C. Bristol, ship countersunk bitts
for deck renewal; A. Maas, cars. with
semi-public passes to use Gate No. 6
only; J. Brookes, gauge on oil and clean-
ing fluid tanks at Garage; and H. Curl-
ingford, closing of rcadway near Ab-
sorption Plant control house.

Six employees received awards of F's.
10: T. De Palm, aprons for office boys
doing dirty work; V. Fortin, fire extin-
guishers at Wholesale Commissary stor-
age shed and new potato house; Mrs. Z.
Soffar, ice box for Marine Office; P.
Laurence, insulate six-inch hot oil line;
H. V. Tromp, walkway to blower motor
west of Paint Shop; and Mrs. M, Da
Silva, signs at Storehouse.





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