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Aruba Esso news

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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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July 20, 1945
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VOL. 6, No. 9



| NAMES IN THE -NEWS |



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FRANK E. GRIFFIN (above) was recently
pointed division superintendent of Light
Finishing, replacing D.
transferred to a Euro: post. K. H. Repath
has assumed Mr. G in’s former duties in
L. O. F.

ap-
Oils
Maxwell, who has been








E. M. RUIZ (at left above) took over the lease
of the Esso Service Station in the Colony July 1,
continuing his long association with the Com-
pany as an employee from 1925 to 1943, and
as bulk kerosene agent in recent years. Man-
aging the station for him will be Ovid Croes,
at right.

banda robez) a tuma over
huur di Estacion di Servicio Esso den ago
Camp dia promé di Juli, uiendo di es moda
ey su asociacion largo cu Compania, como em-
pleado di 1925 te 1943 y como agente di kero-
sene durante ultimo anjanan. Ovid Croes (ban-

da drechi) lo administra e estacion pé.

E. M. RUIZ (ariba,









JOE PROTERRA lopes home with the first run
of the Army-Navy versus Lago baseball game
July 4, thereby adding in:ult to injury, since he
had just finished striking out the first six ser-
vice men to face him. Lago won, 6 to 1.



Walter McGregor Grant, for many years em-
ployment agent for the Company in St. Vincent,
died recently after a long and fruitful life as
one of the island's prominent citizens.

Mr. Grant's connection with Lago was first
established in 1937, when Captain Johan Beaujon
secured his assistance during a recruiting trip to
St. Vincent. Since that time the mon he has been
instrumental in employing for the Company num-
ber in the thousands.
merce! (Manager L. G. Smith has written to

rs. Grant expressing the Co B
dn her loss. 5 EAD. CREAR





Central Committee Makes $1,100 "CY.1.° Capital Awards

Four Capital Awards totalling $1,100,
covering Coin Your Ideas suggestions
from all units of the Company, were
announced last month by the Central
Committee in New York.

First, third, and fourth prizes went
to the Louisiana Division of the Stan-
dard Oil Company of New Jersey, while
a Bayway man took second. Lago, which
has shared the Capital prizes several
times in the post, failed to place.

The nvumber one award of $500, an
engraved certificate, and a gold medal,
went to C. N. Achord of Baton Rouge.
He suggested a rearrangement of di
charge lines of wet phenol and phenolic
water feed pumps, resulting in improve-
ment in drier tower operation. His idea
brought about an increase in plant
charging capacity of about 12 per ceni,
leading to an increased lube oil produc-



practica tolerancia
y biba un cu otro na
paz manera bon bisinja”

E frase aki ta tuma di Charter di
Nacionnan Uni forma na San Fraa-
cisco y e ta expresa den 14 palabra
speranza di tur hende cu tabata ho-
roriza pa tanto morto y destruccion
den mundo foi anja 1939. E ta ex-
presa tur loke e delegadonan a brin-
ga pa logra.

Realmente por reduci e frase na
dos palabra: "PRACTICA TOLE-
RANCIA”. Casi tur loke e Conferen~-
cia di San Francisco a haci, mayor
parti di tur detaljenan di politiek di
mundo, nos por pone un banda y lu-
bida, bast cu henter mundo tuma na
cuenta e dos palabranan aki.

Casi semper tolerancia tin di haci
cu raza of religion, of keremento den
un of otro cos. Generalmente e ké
meen: ’’Bo tin bo ideanan, muy bien,
pero ami també tin di mi nan.”

Pesei tolerancia ta importante y
mester tin tolerancia pa hendenan por
trata un cu otro.

Pero nacionnan tambe por practica
tolerancia, MESTER practica tole-
rancia, si no tin un motibo mihur,
anto siquiera pa nan salba nan mes
curpa di un otro guerra cu lo ta mag
terribel.

Tolerancia ta un respet fuerte pa
loke ta pertenecé na otro, un sorto di
generosidad, un bon voluntad pa laga
otro cu loke ta di djé, sin molestié.

Mayor parti die "malestar’ di
mundo ta bini directamente pa via ‘li
falta di e voluntad di laga otro na
paz cu loke ta di djé, sea hende, po-
litiek of terreno.

Mayor parti di e malestar, no tur;
pasobra durante siglonan asuntonan
di hende a bira mucho complica pa un
solo ’’medicina” por curanan. Pero
pa cuminza e cura mester tin masha
tolerancia, sin tolerancia tin poco
speranza cu un otro medicina por
yuda.











Klas di Aprendiz ci Anja
1945 lo Habri na September

Mas di 150 mucha-hombernan Arubia-
no lo worde entrevista y getest durante
e dos proximo simannan, pa nan cumin-
za den promé klas di aprendiz na Sep-
tember, Nan lo forma e di 7 grupo cu
lo sigui e plan di trabao-y-estudio, cu a
bini riba programa di Training Division
na anja 1939.

Representante di Training Division lo
entrevista e aplicantenan y duna_ nan
test promé, na schoolnan di Gobierno y
Parokia durante siman cu ta drenta yy

Continua den Pug. 2

tion of about 57,000 barrels annually.

The second award, of $300, was won
by Willis J. Cree of Bayway. His idea,
covering the use of soda ash solution
for dehydration of crude butylaleohci,
gave a substantial increase in butyl al-
cohol production.

J. A. Durnin of Baton Rouge took the
third award of $200, for a procedure for
continuously changing the quench oil
used at the steam eracking plant. The
idea more than doubled the length of
runs, reducing the number of turn-
arounds per year.

The fourth award, of $100, went to R.
P. Forrest of Baton Rouge. His sugges-
tion involved a refund of tank car ren-
tals assessed against asphalt and lube
oil shipments, and an agreement with
the tank car company to discontinue a
certain charge.

Past Success of Apprentice
Program Cited as Recruiting
Commences for Class of 1945

Over 150 Aruban boys will be inter-
viewed and tested within the next two
weeks for the 1945 apprentice class,
which starts in September. They will be
the seventh group to be taken into the
combined work-and-study plan since the
present apprentice training program be-
gan in 1939.

Representatives of the Training Di-
vision will interview applicants and give
them preliminary tests at Government
and parish schools during the coming
week, and at the classrooms in Bachelor
Quarters 3 on July 21 and 28. On August
7 the boys will assemble at the Lago
Club for a full day of tests.

The long-range benefits of apprentice
training were pointed out recently in a

survey of jobs held by the boys (now
young men) who enrolled in the first
class of this kind in 1935. (For news

about one of them, see page 3). Two are
now subforemen, one has served as va-
cation relief subforeman, and others are
qualified machinists, electricians, foun-
drymen, or operating employees.

The course of study in this early plan
lasted only 18 months, and was taken up
chiefly with English and arithmetic. The
present enlarged program, covering four

years and offering more subjects, ex-
tends great opportunities to Aruban
boys for future advancement and to

"earn while they learn’.

“hown below is the Lago Club Advisory Committee,
organizer of the Club's highly successful July 4
athletic meet. (See page 5 for pictures of some
of the events). Left to right are Leslie Stoute,
Ralph Lowhar, Henry Nassy (chairman), and Cecil
Hunte. Inset: Hugo de Vries. Calvin Hassell, also
a member of the committee, was on vacation when
the picture was taken.





S.O. (N.J.) President
In Europe Surveying
Company War Damage

Iugene Holman, president of the
Standard Oil Company (N.J.), went by
plane to Europe last month to study
war damage and rehabilitation costs
on Company properties there. He was
accompanied by Orville Harden, vice-
president, and Bushrod B. Howard, who
heads the marine division.

Their findings will be used as a basis
for war reparations claims on property
in France, Italy, Belgium, Rumania,



Eugene Holman

Germany, and other locations. It is
known that some installations are not
seriously damaged, but many will have
to be completely rebuilt because of Alli-
ed bombings, and looting during Ger-
man occupation.

Tentative claims for the book valua-
tion of the European properties have
been filled with the U.S. State Depart-
ment, and while overseas the three-man
commission will consider the filing of
claims with local governments.

The Company has no_ information
about the state of its properties at the
other, still surviving, end of the Axis,
in Borneo and Sumatra. At least a part
of that question will soon be answered,
since an Allied invasion of Borneo start-
ed June 15.

Aki riba nos ta mira portret di Euge-
ne Holman, president di Standard Oil
Company di New Jersey, cu a bai haci
un biaha na Europa recientemente, pa
investiga propiedadnan cu Compania tia
aya. Algun refineria ta completamente
destrui, mientras tin algun cu no a hiba
mucho danjo. Senjor Holman lo studia
extension di e danjonan pa yuda dicidi
riba "Reclamonan di Danjo pa via di
Guerra” contra Alemania.





Aruba Ess) NEWS

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



| The next issue of the Arusa Esso News will be distributed
Friday, August 10. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Saturday noon, August 4.

| Telephone 523

Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N.W.1





to practice tolerance and live together in
peace with one another as good neighbors’.

This phrase, taken from the United Nations Charter
framed at San Francisco, expresses in 14 words the
hopes of every man who has been appalled at the
death-and-destruction enveloping the world since
1939. It expresses the whole concept of what the dele-
gates were striving for.

It could, in reality, be reduced to just three words:
"TO PRACTICE TOLERANCE", Nearly all else that
the San Francisco conference did, most of the intricate
details of world politics, could be brushed aside and
forgotten if these three words could be given life and
meaning on a world scale.

Tolerance is usually associated with race or religion
or beliefs of some sort. It generally means "you have
your ideas, and welcome to them, but let me have
mine".

As such it is important, and vast quantities of it are
needed on the lowest level of one man dealing with
one man.

But nations, too, can practice tolerance — and
MUST practice it if for no higher reason than to save
their own skins from another and more terrible war.
Tolerance is simply a strong respect for what belongs
to the other fellow, a sort of great unselfishness, a wil-
lingness to leave him in possession of that which is his,
without interference.

Most of the world's sickness can be traced directly
to a lack of that willingness to leave the other fellow
alone with what is his, whether it be people, politics,
or square miles. Most of the sickness, that is, not all;
for over the centuries Man's affairs have become too
complicated for any single medicine to cure them. But
without a first great measure of tolerance, there is
little hope that any other prescription will work.

This peaceful and impressive scene is at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at Santa Cruz.
E escena pacifico y impresivo aki ta na Misa di Inmaculada Concepcién di Santa Cruz.

Nelson Morris

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JULY 20, 1945

Congratulations Sent
To Fleet by Associates

Well-deserved recognition was receiv-
ed by Lago’s Lake Fleet recently in a
letter received at the Marine Depart-
ment from S.E.L. Maduro & Sons at
Curacao. It is quoted from below:

"Victory in Europe has been won and
when the history of this war is written
the part played by the Allied merchant
fleets and especially the Allied tanker
fleets and their gallant crews will un-
doubtedly rate as one of the major
contributing factors in the victorious
prosecution and termination of this
world conflict.

It is therefore entirely appropriate
that on this memorable occasion we pre-
sent to you our sincere congratulations
with the share of your fleet in this joint
victory, a job well done on which you
may well look back with pride and sa-
tisfaction.

At the same time we wish to pay a
word of well-merited tribute to the me-
mory of all those who lost their lives
in attaining this object, amongst which
is many a good friend of ours.

We do not overlook the fact, of course,
that there is still a major enemy in the
East to be coped with, but we sincerely
hope that this one may also soon be as
completely and decisively defeated as
the one in Europe.

(signed) S.E.L. Maduro & Sons”

E tres portretnan mas ariba na pagt-
na 3 ta revel, algo di desarollo histéri-
co. Riba No. 1 nos ta mira Loreto Lo-
pez, Electrician A, para banda di un mo-
tor cu ta un di esnan di mas grandi cu
ta na uso den Planta, riba cual el a ka-
ba di haci un trabao grandi, pasando
tur wayanan di nobo y conecta nan des-
pues. (Esnan cu a yudé ta Lawrence
Aitcheson, mecanico, y Aquiles Leén, un
apprentice cu a gradua _ recientemente,
sinta dilanti di e motor). Nos por mira
algun complicacién di es trabao, cu ta
dura henter un luna, riba e portret na
banda robez, No. 2, un portret saka ora
e trabao tabata na mitar.

Portret No. 3 ta draai holoshi back
diez anja, tempo cu Loreto (marca cu
e flecha) tabata den promé klas di ap-
prentice na 1935. Na banda robez: Jan
Beaujon, cu ta Supervisor di Departa-
mento di Seguridad awor, tabata instruc-
tor; e tabata concentra principalmente
riba Ingles y Reekmento. E mucha hom-
bernan den careda mas atras ta: Jose
Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (difunto), Vicente
Briezen, Porfilio Croes, José Figaroa y
Pablo Henriquez. Careda mei-mei: José
Dirksz, Josef Maduro, Josef Oduber,
Quirino Geerman, José Tromp, Floren-
cio Croes, Gilberto Webb y _ Cletano
Geerman; di e careda mas adilanti nos
no por a identificé e di promé; e siguien-
tenan ta: Rafael Wever, Pablo van der
Biezen, Jacobo Rasmijn (difunto), Za-
charias Kelly, Cerilio Lacle y Frans
Croes.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

July 1 — 15 Tuesday, July 24
July 1 — 31 Thursday, August 9
APRENDIZ Contr. di pig. 1

na cuartonan di Bachelors Quarters
No. 3 dia 21 y 28 di Juli. Dia 7 di Au-
gustus e mucha-hombernan lo bini jun-
to na Lago Club pa nan haci test henter
dia.

Poco tempo pasa nos a mustra cuan-
to beneficio e training di e mucha-hom-
bernan tin, dunando un resumen di di-
ferente jobnan cu e mucha-hombernan
cu a cuminza den promé klas na 1935
tin awor. Na pagina 3 bo por lesa algo
di un di nan). Dos di nan ta_ subfore-
man, un a queda na lugar di un sub-
foreman ora esaki a bai cu _ vacantie,
otronan ta bon machinistanan, electri-
distanan, foundryman, operators na
stillnan.

E curso di estudio di e plan bieuw ta-
bata d 18 luna so; Ingles y Reekmen-
to tabata e puntonan mas principal. E
programa extendi di awendia ta dura 4
anja y tin hopi mas puntonan di estu-
dio cu e bieuw, y e ta duna mucha-hom-
bernan Arubiano gran oportunidad pa
nan bai adilanti y pa nan ,,gana_ placa
mientras nan ta studia.”









JULY 20, 1945



NEWS @s. VIEWS



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

The three pictures above and at left reveal a bit
of historical development. No. 1 shows Loreto
Lopez, Electrician A, standing next to a motor,
one of the largest used in the plant, on which he
has just finished a complete rewinding and con-
necting job. (He was assisted by Lawrence
Aitcheson, mechanic, and Aquiles Leon, recent
apprentice graduate, seated in front of the mo-
tor). Some of the complications of the work,
which takes a full month, can be seen in the
picture at left, No. 2, showing the same sort of
job in progress.

Picture No. 3 turns the clock back ten years,



At right, two aspects of the Fourth of July ob-
servance in the Colony. Top, Joo Proterra isn’t
bawling out the swimmers, as the first person
who saw this picture thought. He Is pointing out
the course to the entrants in the distance swim.
At left is deVuijst, in the center are Burbage
and Wade of Lago and Birkheimer of Navy, and
next to Joe is Jim Davis who was in charge of
the meet. In the lower picture, M.C. Don Blair
Presents first women’s prize at the Esse Club’s
"'Come-as-you-are" party to Patsy Engelking,
while the other winners, Robert Helnze, Annette
Brandes, and Cliff Monroe, wait their turn. (Note:
with one exception, they had changed from their
prize-winning costumes).

Samuel Rajroop of
T.S.D. Laboratories is
seriously studying
Photography, both by
mail and by practice,
and his results are
good, judging by the
beach scene he has
contributed at left.
The model is Aki
Luckhoo, wife of
Edward Luckhoo of
Receiving & Shipping.

Samuel Rajreop di
Laboratorio 3

diando fotografia cu
masha seriedad, tan-
to ta pa correo co-
mo pa practica y su
resultadonan ta ma-
sha bon, manera a
Por juzga for di e e:
cena na playa cu
a@ produci. E mode!
ta Aki Luckhoo, sen-
jora di Edward Luck-
hoo di Receiving &

Shipping.







when Loreto (indicated by the arrow) was in the
first apprentice class in 1935. Standing at left is
Jan Beaujon, now acting safety supervisor, whe
was the instructor, concentrating chiefly on
English and arithmetic. The boys are, back row,
Jose Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (deceased), Vicente Briezen,
Porfilio Croes, Jose Figaroa, and Pablo Henri-
quez; middle row, Jose Dirksz, Josef Maduro,
Josef Oduber, Quirino Geerman, Jose Tromp,
Florencio Croes, Gilberto Webb, and Cletano
Geerman; front row, unidentified, Rafael Wever,
Pablo van der Biezen, Jacob Rasmijn (deceased),
Zacharias Kelly, Cerilio Lacle, and Frans Croes.







4

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

ARUBA'S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

In April, 1944, the ARUBA ESSO NEWS published
an article which General Manager L. G. Smith wrote at
the request of ‘Knickerbocker Weekly", titled 'Aruba's
Recent Development’. On June 20 Mr. Smith addressed
the Rotary Club on the subject of ''Aruba's Future Deve-
lopment", and since his text is a natural supplement to
the earlier article that will be of interest to many readers

of the NEWS, it is published below.

In our Rotary Club we have had many
discussions on the improvement of socizl
and economic conditions in Aruba and
what the future holds in store for us.
With the postwar world in sight it might
be well for us to consider our ideas for
making Aruba a better place to live in.
I am, therefore, taking the liberty of
presenting my views to stimulate dis-
cussion and perhaps start some action
along the lines I will suggest.

World War II has proved beyond any
shadow of doubt that plans based sole-
ly on the material welfare of a self-
appointed superior group and on ideais
which are contrary to Christian ethics
are doomed to failure. Therefore, if we
wish any plan for the improvement of
our community to succeed it must be a
broad Christian one which has as its
object the elevation of the social, in-
tellectual and spiritual concepts of all
the people as well as improvement in
living conditions. We are a small com-
munity. We cannot imitate the life in
large countries such as the U.S.A., Great
Britain, France, etc. The best patterns
for us are the Scandinavian Countries,
Switzerland and Holland, that attained
before the war a social and economic
life that was the most civilized and
cultured the world had seen in modern
times. Such conditions were not es-
tablished by decree or in any short space
of time, but were evolved by ideals,
discussion, compromise and hard work.
They succeeded because they satisfied
the fundamental desires of men. If our
thoughts and efforts are directed to-
wards satisfying these same desires in
Aruba, we will be on the road to suc-
cess.

These aspirations are in my opinion
universal and apply to all men of any
race, nationality or state of culture. The
principal ones are:

A satisfactory standard of living.
Friendly relations with his neigh-
bors.

Opportunity for economic and social
advancement.

Respect and admiration of his as-
sociates (a feeling of importance).
Pride in his work as to its quality
and value.

Satisfaction that the community in
which he lives gives his children an

Nelson Morris

opportunity to develop to the extent
of their capabilities.

We must admit that these aspirations
have no absolute values, are never coim-
pletely attained, and are widely variable
depending on the man’s surroundings,
intellectual capacity, etc. They can b>
satisfied in primitive, rural, urban, or
industrial environment if it is more or
less static. When a community is chang-
ing from one type to another then some
action must be taken to adjust the popu-
iation to the change and to see that
the new conditions provide the means
for satisfying the desires. For instance,
Aruba prior to 1925 had rather static
conditions and the people had adjusted
themselves to them and, from what I
can learn, they were pretty content with
their way of life; in other words, the
six desires mentioned above were attain-
ed in a large measure by most of the
people. However, during the past twenty
years, life in Aruba has been _ revolu-
tionized by conversion to a modern in-
dustrial community and all the old
standards have been altered. New style
houses, higher cash income, modern
sanitary conveniences, automobiles, bet-
ter clothing are demanded. An influx of
foreigners with different social customs
has upset the old social structure. The
type of industry. and business is radical-
ly different making new standards of
accomplishment, workmanship and value.
Parents have grave doubts as to whether
this is the right place in which to bring
up a family where the new standards of
conduct and behavior are so indefinite
and so disturbing. The main purpose in
life seems to be the accumulation of
money and the things that money will
buy but in their hearts they know that
money is not the solution to the problem.
Therefore, while Aruba has lived more
comfortably than most other people
during the past few years, there is
great dissatisfaction and worry about
the future.

The people of Aruba have done a
marvelous job in adjusting themselves
to these changing conditions, but the
time has been too short for a complete
and satisfactory adjustment. The smail
countries of Europe mentioned above
made the same adjustment and satisfac-
torily solved their problems but they had

nearly a century in which to make it.

I think Aruba can do it also if sufficient

thought and planning is devoted to the

subject and the real objectives are ap-
preciated. It cannot be done with mere
money and it cannot be done by the

Government alone. It will take the

cooperative work of the thinking people

of Aruba to bring it about.
May I suggest some things that
deserve our thought and action.

As regards the first three aspirations
of men enumerated above, the conditions,
for satisfactorily attaining these, are
already fairly well established,

1. The standard of living is high and
money is available for the improve-
ment of housing, diet, transportation,
etc., when materials are on the
market.

Friendly — relations exist among all!

our people and the growth of clubs,

churches, cultural associations, etc.,
here are a visual evidence of it.

There are no obstacles to a man’s

economic or social advancement ex-

cept his own limitations.

It is in regard to the last three that
we must improve conditions so that they
can be realized and more contentment
be attained.

A man gains the respect and admi-
ration of his associates when his ideals
are high, his integrity recognized and his
job is done with honesty and sincerity.
These qualities can be encouraged by
careful selection of the persons whom
we elect to positions of responsibility in
the Government, our clubs and organiza-
tions and employ in our businesses and
then giving them our cooperation with
praise or constructive criticism when
they deserve it. In short, this means we
must seek to understand other people
and appreciate and encourage their good
qualities.

The pride a man has in his work and
the satisfaction he gets in turning out
a first-class job is the thing that keeps
most of us doing our jobs. If we are con-
vinced that it is good and is of value to
the community we can forget our minor
troubles and get a big satisfaction out
of life. In the process of revolutionizing
the industry and business of Aruba, new
standards of workmanship required in
the modern world have not been fully
recognized by the majority of people
here. The shortage of labor for the rapid
increase of business has caused us to
accept the kind of service, workmanship

1 quality of goods that would not be
accepted in places where keen competi-
tion prevails. One of the results has been
that many businessmen and_ workers
think that money is the only objective
of their labors and they are missing the
greater satisfaction of life of being
proud of the quality produced by their

efforts. Every line of business here can
be improved to the great satisfaction of
the owners, employees and customers.
It will take considerable study on the
part of the owners and a definite train-
ing program for the employees to teach
them the duties of their jobs towards
their employer and his customers and
inspire them with a pride in doing the
job right. An Association of businessmen
would be of great value in establishing
standards and organizing training pro-
grams.

A man likes to live in a community
where his children have a chance to
make careers for themselves as good as
or better than he has made for himself.
He wants schools, hospitals, playgrounds
and employment opportunities for them.
Some of these are necessarily provided
by the Government on demand of the
citizens but many times the Government
does not recognize the demand until the
people themselves show their desires by
putting their own time and money into
community enterprises and proving the
value. High schools and colleges were
first established by the people them-
selves long before any Government
thought it worthwhile to spend the tax-
payers’ money. The same was true of
hospitals, playgrounds, etc. Community
enterprises, therefore, must be started
and encouraged to provide these things
and also to give citizens the satisfaction
of having a part in accomplishing some-
thing for themselves as well as others.

In conclusion I wish to say that the
matter of Aruba’s future development
to give greater satisfaction in life to all
its inhabitants is in their own hands,
encouraged and directed by the ambiti-
ous leaders of the community.

The job does not require the establish-
ment of universities here to make doc-
tors, lawyers and_ engineers, but oniy
the concentrated effort by us in our own
businesses in inspiring, training and di-
recting the people we come in contact
with in attaining higher ideals of service.

Playgrounds, clubs, and organizations have an increasingly
important role in Aruba’s development.







JULY 20, 1945

BASEBALL



SCORES

July 1
Garage 19
Dodgers 4
Battery 814 6
Cerveceria 3
Battery 253 13
Cafenol 3
Dutch Army 11
San Lucas 4

July 8
Savaneta 9
Cafenol 0
Dodgers 11
Venezuela 7
Cerveceria 1
San Lucas 1

The Cerveceria — San Lucas game is
under discussion; game stopped at
fourth inning because of disputed deci-
sion.

(Battery 814 and Battery
253 game postponed)

SCHEDULE
July 22
9:30 a.m. Field
Venezuela vs. Savaneta — L.S.P.
Garage vs. Battery 814 — S.N, Jr.
2:00 p.m.

Cerveceria vs. Dutch Army — L.S.P.

Dodgers vs. Battery 253 — S.N. Jr.
July 29

9:30 a.m.

Battery 814 vs, Cafenol — L.S.P.

San Lucas vs. Savaneta — S.N. Jr.

2:00 p.m.

Battery 253 vs. Dutch Army — L.S.P.

Garage vs. Cerveceria — S.N. Jr.
August 5

9:30 a.m.

Savaneta vs. Battery 253 — L.S.P.

Cafenol vs. Garage — S.N. Jr.

2:00 p.m.

Dodgers vs. San Lucas — L.S.P.

Venezuela vs. Battery 814 — S.N. Jr.

BATTING AVERAGES
(10 highest, after July 8 games)

William Dowers -600
Juan Maciera 555
Sgt. P. Julia 539
Gregorio Hodge 529
J. G. Laveist (di Maggio) 500
Benito Navarro -500
Lino Saurez -500
E. Ruiz Demas 500
T. Lake 385
Pantin +333

Some of these averages will take a
nose-dive in coming weeks, as they are
based on play in only one game. Most
of them, however, cover up to three
games.

Results in Lago Heights Meet
(Exclusive of thore given in picture captions)

100 yards, boys: Roberts, R. Da Silva,
C. Da Silva.

100 yards, men: R. Jackson, F. Clark2
K. Wong.

50 yards, girls: R. Brown, V. Dash, M.
Arrias,

Needle and thread: J. Pandt, A. Luck-

hoo, D. Syed.

220 yards: R. Jackson, F. Clarke, K.
Wong.

Egg and Spoon race: P. Hiencke, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.

50 yards, children: C. Da Silva, A.

Sharpe, T. Bakker.

440 yards: R. Watts, K. Kahn, C. Joa-
chim.

50 yards, women: P. Dash, V. Dash, O.
Brown.

Sack race: H. Lopez, M. Bernard, J.
Gonsalvez.

Relay race: first, team of R. Jackson,
F. Clarke, S. Cato.

Shot put: Barran, V. Lee, S. Wellman,

Long jump: R. Jackson, S. Cato, ¥.
Clarke.

100 yards, men (40 years and over): S.
Joseph, M. Trott, Tulloch.

50 yards, women over 20: M. Fistler, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.

Mile run: I. Brewster, H.
Crichlow.

Ibrahim, E.



Cricket factions have been quiet tately; the
only recent game was a friendly match played at
Lago Heights July 8 between the St. Eustatia
coleKeS tue and the Allies C.c,

. Eustatia batted first, all for 64 runs, an
the Allies followed with 203 runs for the laser ot
seven wickets.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





Spectators, Entrants, and Prizes Numerous at L.H. Meet

Competing for more than 60 valuable
prizes donated by business houses and
private individuals, a long list of en-
trants kept a huge crowd of spectators
entertained at the Lago Club’s grounds
all afternoon July 4. The Lago Heights
Advisory Committee (see page 1), to-
gether with assisting officials, can take
credit for one of the best sports meets
ever staged there.

Prize-donors (a listing of whom took
up most of the program’s reverse side)
were generous, with prizes ranging from
wrist watches to lottery tickets, and
from 50-gallon gasoline books to cash
donations of Fls. 50. Displayed at the
Club for some time before the meet,
they made the competition keen and
entry lists full.

It would be impossible to mention all
who had anything to do with making it
a success, but the hard working officials
were:

Judging Committee: C. Hunte, R.
D’Abreu, C. Bristol, D. Persaud.
Tape: F. D’Amil, A. Stevenson.
Starters: E. Tulloch, B. Viapree.
Timekeepers: F, Gilkes, L, Khan.

Prize Recorders: J. Geerman, M. Trott.
Stewards: J. de Vries, L. Stoute, N. Bap-
tiste, B. Dirksz, E. Rankin, I. Chin, G.
Rufus, W. Wellman, W. Emanuels, and
A. Gonsalves.

Bell: H. Grant.

Groundsmen: G. Lawrence, R. Jailall, A.
Kalloo, S. Gomes, G. Libard.

Relief Men: H. M. Nassy, H. de Vries,
E. Hassell.

Announcer: B. Chand.

PICTURES IN COLUMNS 3 AND 4:

1 — J. Cox of the Electric Shop wins the high
jump at 5 feet 7 inches, going over with Inches
to spare. Maxim Bernard had stayed with him
to 5 feet 4 inches, which is his height, but be-
yond that the longer underpinnings of the winner
made the difference. Teddie Johnson was third
atS— i 2

2 — Eight starters line up west of Sabaneta for
the five-mile run. Left to right are E, Tulloch,
official starter, and runners H. Lopez, R. Henry,
C. George, C. Bonadie, H. Ibrahim, R. Watts, 1. 2
Brewster, and C. Nichols.

3 — Willy Williams breaks the tape in the half-
mile race, with a little help from an enthusiastic
spectator. Rupert Sardine was second, and Cecil
Joaquim came in third.




Fe r



a 4

3S — These bachelors are husky, but married men

are huskier, according to the tug-of-war results,

The bungalow men at the other end of the rope

won two out of three grunt-and-groans, with
Werleman as captain.

4 — Comic relief was provided by the donkey
race. This view Is actually the second finish of
the same race, with the winner at left completing
his second lap before the second-place burro
finished the required one.





6 — Hugh Ibrahim, at extreme left, finishes
strongly to win the five-mile run, three minutes
before C. Gdorge and six minutes before H.
Lopez.



June, 1945 = 20-Year

Dominico Henriquez
Storehouse

Roman Vroolyk
Marine

Marine Old-Timer Retires

A long series of farewell dances, teas,
smokers, and other events that had gift
presentations on the program preceded
the final departure July 9 of John

Stephen, Assistant Superintendent Engi-
neer in the Marine Dept., who is retiring
to Scotland after Aruba service dating
back to 1927.

Mr. Stephen and his wife leave a host
of good friends, and took with them
countless good wishes.

Ambrosio Arends
Drydock

Bernardo Croes
Stewards

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

LONG SERVICE AWARDS

Buttons

Pedro DeWindt
R. & S.

Carlos Maduro
Marine

10-Year Buttons

Stewards
Commissary
Commissary

Boiler
Utilities
Drydock
Gas Plant
Personne!
Accounting

Ricardo Van Blarcum
Leon Froston

Samuel Conner
George Tremus
Estanislao Koolman
Acasio Vingal
Augustin De Mei
Santiago Croes
Donald George

Lake Men Complete 20

Two Lago Shipping Company men
rounded out 20 years of service with the
fleet recently. They are Captain William
Craig and Chief Engineer William Mc-
Phee, who joined up in Glasgow on the
same day, June 1, 1925.

When construction was completed on
the SS Invercaibo (which is now tlie
dredge on continuous duty at the en-
trance to Lake Maracaibo since 1938),
they were in the ship’s first crew, bring-
ing her from Scotland to Aruba, Craig
as First Officer and McPhee as 4th
Engineer.

Captain Craig received his first com-
mand with Lago Shipping on March 31.
1927, while Mr. McPhee, who is now on
the SS San Cristobal, became a Chief
Engineer November 25, 1931.

NEW ARRIVALS

A daughter, Cynthia Margaret, to Mr.
and Mrs, Augustin Williams, June 21.

A daughter, Shirley Lenell, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Varlack, June 21.

A son, Hector Juan Bautista, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jose Thijzen, June 24.

A son, John William, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cary Daly, June 27.

A son, Leonard Leopold Bert, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Bacchus, July 1.

A daughter, Alicia Margarita, to Mr.
and Mrs, Juan Pimentel, July 2.

A son, Cuthbert St. Bernard, to
and Mrs. Percival Cox, July 2.

A son Leo Ricardo to Mr. and Mrs.
Eusebio Ras, July 2.

A daughter, Rita Ridella, to Mr. and
Mrs. Florienne Solomons, July 2.

A son, Basil Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs
Clarence Sepersaud, July 2.

A daughter, Diane Marie, to Mr. and
Mrs. Linus Harth, July 3.

A daughter, Lilli Renee, to Mr.
Mrs. Rene Watchman, July 4.

A son, Colin Xavier, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Alleyne, July 5.

A daughter, Lucia Linda, to Mr. and
Mrs. Henri Lo-A-Njoe, July 6.

A son, Oslin Urbano, to Mr. and Mrs.
Urbano Oduber, July 7.

A daughter, Sara Gracelis Minerva,
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benjamin, July 7.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Croes,
July 9.

Mr,

and

Wilber Self Gets “C.Y I.“
Fls. 200 Award for Self

Featuring "Coin Your Ideas” presen-
tations during June was an award of
Fls. 200 to Wilber Self of Light Oils
Finishing. He worked out a revised oper-
ating procedure on No. 11 Crude Still
which under certain conditions increases
the yield of a gas oil product.

Two awards of Fls. 50 were made: an
initial award to Percy Douglas for his
suggestion to install a platform at ser-
vice water pumps in No. 2 Powerhouse,
and a supplemental award to George
Larson for a suggested device for wash-
ing wire electrodes on the Acid Plant
precipitators.

Lewis Johnson received Fls. 30 for
his suggested change in the cleaning
system of the contact plants at the Acid
Plant.

Awards of Fls. 10 went to John Lash-
ley (change in lighting system at gate-
way traffic islands); Esteban Rodriguez
(install platform at blockvalve on line
west of tank 159); Herman Lopez (new
type distillation board remover at No. 1
Laboratory); Maude Thomas (switch on
telephone at Girls’ Dormitory) ; and Do-
minico Christiaans (walkway west of
Low Octane Plant).

Jan A. Croes of the Drydock received
commendation for his suggestion to in-
stall a water cooler on the Butterworth
Dock.

Shown above is a general view of the investiture

ceremony held at the

San Nicolas Methodist

Church July 1 for Scouts Guides, Brownies, Cubs,

and Rovers,

units of the Nederland Padvinders.

District scout leader Robert Martin is making a

welcoming address.

In the picture at left, Viola

Lake, captain of the Girl Guides, is congratulat-
ing Gloria Thompson following the investiture of

the Brownies.

Janesha Thomas, the Brownies’

leader, and Dorah Hamlette, the littlest Brownie,

JULY 20, 1945

SERVICE SLANTS

: Gerald Smith, 18, Navy-minded son of
General Manager L. G. Smith, recently
completed an intensive course in radio
fundamentals at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Center.

Curtis Leonard is now a Resident In-
spector of Navy Materials, with a rat-
ting of 3rd Class Petty Officer, Specia-
list "O”. The "O” stands for Oil, which
has been more or less a lifelong connec-
tion with Curtis. He is stationed at Long
Beach, California, has his wife with him,
and expects to be there for some time.

Curtis’ younger brother, Thomas V.
jr., (best known as "'Pete’) is some-
where in the Pacific, serving as a Fire-
man ist Class on the U.S.S. Husser.

bia ST LI

Early Registration Required
To Vote Outside Home District

A recent Government notice will be of
interest to employees who wish to cast
votes in the forthcoming election of Cu-
racao Legislative Council members. Th«
following is a translation:

"1. Voters whose names appear on the
official list of voters for the Electoral
District of Aruba and who wish to vote
in the Electoral District of Curacao must
submit a declaration to that effect in
person to the undersigned not later than
30 days prior to November 5, 1945, which
is Election Day for Curacao Legislative
Council members. Forms for such de-
claration are obtainable free of charge
at the office of the undersigned.

2. Voters who can produce acceptable
reasons for their absence on November
5 from the Electoral District in Aruba
where they are supposed to vote ac-
cording to the official list of voters, and
who are unable to be present in their
district within the hours of 8 a.m. and
6 p.m. on Election Day, shall, if they so
request, be given the opportunity to cast
their vote in such other Electoral Dis-
trict in Aruba as they designate. Such
request must be filed in person at the
undersigned’s office 30 days prior to No-
vember 5, and forms are available free
of charge at the office of the under-
signed.

The Acting Lt. Governor,

Dr. L. C. Kwartsz”

Aki riba nos ta duna un bista general di e Ce-
remonia di Instalacion cu a tuma lugé na Me-
thodist Church di San Nicolas dia 1 di Juli pa
Padvinders, Padvindsters, Brownies, Welpen y
Voortrekkers, unidadnan di "Nederlandse Pad-
vinders"’. District Commissaris Robert Martin ta
papiando un discurso di bienvenida, Riba e por-
tret na banda robez, Viola Lake, groepslelder di
Padvindsters ta felicité Gloria Thompson, despues
di instalacion di Brownies. Janesha Tohmas, tei-
der di Brownies y Dorah Hamlette, e Brownlie di
mas chikito també ta riba e portret.





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VOL. 6, No. 9



| NAMES IN THE -NEWS |



Bh



‘ i









FRANK E. GRIFFIN (above) was recently
pointed division superintendent of Light
Finishing, replacing D.
transferred to a Euro: post. K. H. Repath
has assumed Mr. G in’s former duties in
L. O. F.

ap-
Oils
Maxwell, who has been








E. M. RUIZ (at left above) took over the lease
of the Esso Service Station in the Colony July 1,
continuing his long association with the Com-
pany as an employee from 1925 to 1943, and
as bulk kerosene agent in recent years. Man-
aging the station for him will be Ovid Croes,
at right.

banda robez) a tuma over
huur di Estacion di Servicio Esso den ago
Camp dia promé di Juli, uiendo di es moda
ey su asociacion largo cu Compania, como em-
pleado di 1925 te 1943 y como agente di kero-
sene durante ultimo anjanan. Ovid Croes (ban-

da drechi) lo administra e estacion pé.

E. M. RUIZ (ariba,









JOE PROTERRA lopes home with the first run
of the Army-Navy versus Lago baseball game
July 4, thereby adding in:ult to injury, since he
had just finished striking out the first six ser-
vice men to face him. Lago won, 6 to 1.



Walter McGregor Grant, for many years em-
ployment agent for the Company in St. Vincent,
died recently after a long and fruitful life as
one of the island's prominent citizens.

Mr. Grant's connection with Lago was first
established in 1937, when Captain Johan Beaujon
secured his assistance during a recruiting trip to
St. Vincent. Since that time the mon he has been
instrumental in employing for the Company num-
ber in the thousands.
merce! (Manager L. G. Smith has written to

rs. Grant expressing the Co B
dn her loss. 5 EAD. CREAR





Central Committee Makes $1,100 "CY.1.° Capital Awards

Four Capital Awards totalling $1,100,
covering Coin Your Ideas suggestions
from all units of the Company, were
announced last month by the Central
Committee in New York.

First, third, and fourth prizes went
to the Louisiana Division of the Stan-
dard Oil Company of New Jersey, while
a Bayway man took second. Lago, which
has shared the Capital prizes several
times in the post, failed to place.

The nvumber one award of $500, an
engraved certificate, and a gold medal,
went to C. N. Achord of Baton Rouge.
He suggested a rearrangement of di
charge lines of wet phenol and phenolic
water feed pumps, resulting in improve-
ment in drier tower operation. His idea
brought about an increase in plant
charging capacity of about 12 per ceni,
leading to an increased lube oil produc-



practica tolerancia
y biba un cu otro na
paz manera bon bisinja”

E frase aki ta tuma di Charter di
Nacionnan Uni forma na San Fraa-
cisco y e ta expresa den 14 palabra
speranza di tur hende cu tabata ho-
roriza pa tanto morto y destruccion
den mundo foi anja 1939. E ta ex-
presa tur loke e delegadonan a brin-
ga pa logra.

Realmente por reduci e frase na
dos palabra: "PRACTICA TOLE-
RANCIA”. Casi tur loke e Conferen~-
cia di San Francisco a haci, mayor
parti di tur detaljenan di politiek di
mundo, nos por pone un banda y lu-
bida, bast cu henter mundo tuma na
cuenta e dos palabranan aki.

Casi semper tolerancia tin di haci
cu raza of religion, of keremento den
un of otro cos. Generalmente e ké
meen: ’’Bo tin bo ideanan, muy bien,
pero ami també tin di mi nan.”

Pesei tolerancia ta importante y
mester tin tolerancia pa hendenan por
trata un cu otro.

Pero nacionnan tambe por practica
tolerancia, MESTER practica tole-
rancia, si no tin un motibo mihur,
anto siquiera pa nan salba nan mes
curpa di un otro guerra cu lo ta mag
terribel.

Tolerancia ta un respet fuerte pa
loke ta pertenecé na otro, un sorto di
generosidad, un bon voluntad pa laga
otro cu loke ta di djé, sin molestié.

Mayor parti die "malestar’ di
mundo ta bini directamente pa via ‘li
falta di e voluntad di laga otro na
paz cu loke ta di djé, sea hende, po-
litiek of terreno.

Mayor parti di e malestar, no tur;
pasobra durante siglonan asuntonan
di hende a bira mucho complica pa un
solo ’’medicina” por curanan. Pero
pa cuminza e cura mester tin masha
tolerancia, sin tolerancia tin poco
speranza cu un otro medicina por
yuda.











Klas di Aprendiz ci Anja
1945 lo Habri na September

Mas di 150 mucha-hombernan Arubia-
no lo worde entrevista y getest durante
e dos proximo simannan, pa nan cumin-
za den promé klas di aprendiz na Sep-
tember, Nan lo forma e di 7 grupo cu
lo sigui e plan di trabao-y-estudio, cu a
bini riba programa di Training Division
na anja 1939.

Representante di Training Division lo
entrevista e aplicantenan y duna_ nan
test promé, na schoolnan di Gobierno y
Parokia durante siman cu ta drenta yy

Continua den Pug. 2

tion of about 57,000 barrels annually.

The second award, of $300, was won
by Willis J. Cree of Bayway. His idea,
covering the use of soda ash solution
for dehydration of crude butylaleohci,
gave a substantial increase in butyl al-
cohol production.

J. A. Durnin of Baton Rouge took the
third award of $200, for a procedure for
continuously changing the quench oil
used at the steam eracking plant. The
idea more than doubled the length of
runs, reducing the number of turn-
arounds per year.

The fourth award, of $100, went to R.
P. Forrest of Baton Rouge. His sugges-
tion involved a refund of tank car ren-
tals assessed against asphalt and lube
oil shipments, and an agreement with
the tank car company to discontinue a
certain charge.

Past Success of Apprentice
Program Cited as Recruiting
Commences for Class of 1945

Over 150 Aruban boys will be inter-
viewed and tested within the next two
weeks for the 1945 apprentice class,
which starts in September. They will be
the seventh group to be taken into the
combined work-and-study plan since the
present apprentice training program be-
gan in 1939.

Representatives of the Training Di-
vision will interview applicants and give
them preliminary tests at Government
and parish schools during the coming
week, and at the classrooms in Bachelor
Quarters 3 on July 21 and 28. On August
7 the boys will assemble at the Lago
Club for a full day of tests.

The long-range benefits of apprentice
training were pointed out recently in a

survey of jobs held by the boys (now
young men) who enrolled in the first
class of this kind in 1935. (For news

about one of them, see page 3). Two are
now subforemen, one has served as va-
cation relief subforeman, and others are
qualified machinists, electricians, foun-
drymen, or operating employees.

The course of study in this early plan
lasted only 18 months, and was taken up
chiefly with English and arithmetic. The
present enlarged program, covering four

years and offering more subjects, ex-
tends great opportunities to Aruban
boys for future advancement and to

"earn while they learn’.

“hown below is the Lago Club Advisory Committee,
organizer of the Club's highly successful July 4
athletic meet. (See page 5 for pictures of some
of the events). Left to right are Leslie Stoute,
Ralph Lowhar, Henry Nassy (chairman), and Cecil
Hunte. Inset: Hugo de Vries. Calvin Hassell, also
a member of the committee, was on vacation when
the picture was taken.





S.O. (N.J.) President
In Europe Surveying
Company War Damage

Iugene Holman, president of the
Standard Oil Company (N.J.), went by
plane to Europe last month to study
war damage and rehabilitation costs
on Company properties there. He was
accompanied by Orville Harden, vice-
president, and Bushrod B. Howard, who
heads the marine division.

Their findings will be used as a basis
for war reparations claims on property
in France, Italy, Belgium, Rumania,



Eugene Holman

Germany, and other locations. It is
known that some installations are not
seriously damaged, but many will have
to be completely rebuilt because of Alli-
ed bombings, and looting during Ger-
man occupation.

Tentative claims for the book valua-
tion of the European properties have
been filled with the U.S. State Depart-
ment, and while overseas the three-man
commission will consider the filing of
claims with local governments.

The Company has no_ information
about the state of its properties at the
other, still surviving, end of the Axis,
in Borneo and Sumatra. At least a part
of that question will soon be answered,
since an Allied invasion of Borneo start-
ed June 15.

Aki riba nos ta mira portret di Euge-
ne Holman, president di Standard Oil
Company di New Jersey, cu a bai haci
un biaha na Europa recientemente, pa
investiga propiedadnan cu Compania tia
aya. Algun refineria ta completamente
destrui, mientras tin algun cu no a hiba
mucho danjo. Senjor Holman lo studia
extension di e danjonan pa yuda dicidi
riba "Reclamonan di Danjo pa via di
Guerra” contra Alemania.


Aruba Ess) NEWS

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



| The next issue of the Arusa Esso News will be distributed
Friday, August 10. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Saturday noon, August 4.

| Telephone 523

Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao, N.W.1





to practice tolerance and live together in
peace with one another as good neighbors’.

This phrase, taken from the United Nations Charter
framed at San Francisco, expresses in 14 words the
hopes of every man who has been appalled at the
death-and-destruction enveloping the world since
1939. It expresses the whole concept of what the dele-
gates were striving for.

It could, in reality, be reduced to just three words:
"TO PRACTICE TOLERANCE", Nearly all else that
the San Francisco conference did, most of the intricate
details of world politics, could be brushed aside and
forgotten if these three words could be given life and
meaning on a world scale.

Tolerance is usually associated with race or religion
or beliefs of some sort. It generally means "you have
your ideas, and welcome to them, but let me have
mine".

As such it is important, and vast quantities of it are
needed on the lowest level of one man dealing with
one man.

But nations, too, can practice tolerance — and
MUST practice it if for no higher reason than to save
their own skins from another and more terrible war.
Tolerance is simply a strong respect for what belongs
to the other fellow, a sort of great unselfishness, a wil-
lingness to leave him in possession of that which is his,
without interference.

Most of the world's sickness can be traced directly
to a lack of that willingness to leave the other fellow
alone with what is his, whether it be people, politics,
or square miles. Most of the sickness, that is, not all;
for over the centuries Man's affairs have become too
complicated for any single medicine to cure them. But
without a first great measure of tolerance, there is
little hope that any other prescription will work.

This peaceful and impressive scene is at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at Santa Cruz.
E escena pacifico y impresivo aki ta na Misa di Inmaculada Concepcién di Santa Cruz.

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JULY 20, 1945

Congratulations Sent
To Fleet by Associates

Well-deserved recognition was receiv-
ed by Lago’s Lake Fleet recently in a
letter received at the Marine Depart-
ment from S.E.L. Maduro & Sons at
Curacao. It is quoted from below:

"Victory in Europe has been won and
when the history of this war is written
the part played by the Allied merchant
fleets and especially the Allied tanker
fleets and their gallant crews will un-
doubtedly rate as one of the major
contributing factors in the victorious
prosecution and termination of this
world conflict.

It is therefore entirely appropriate
that on this memorable occasion we pre-
sent to you our sincere congratulations
with the share of your fleet in this joint
victory, a job well done on which you
may well look back with pride and sa-
tisfaction.

At the same time we wish to pay a
word of well-merited tribute to the me-
mory of all those who lost their lives
in attaining this object, amongst which
is many a good friend of ours.

We do not overlook the fact, of course,
that there is still a major enemy in the
East to be coped with, but we sincerely
hope that this one may also soon be as
completely and decisively defeated as
the one in Europe.

(signed) S.E.L. Maduro & Sons”

E tres portretnan mas ariba na pagt-
na 3 ta revel, algo di desarollo histéri-
co. Riba No. 1 nos ta mira Loreto Lo-
pez, Electrician A, para banda di un mo-
tor cu ta un di esnan di mas grandi cu
ta na uso den Planta, riba cual el a ka-
ba di haci un trabao grandi, pasando
tur wayanan di nobo y conecta nan des-
pues. (Esnan cu a yudé ta Lawrence
Aitcheson, mecanico, y Aquiles Leén, un
apprentice cu a gradua _ recientemente,
sinta dilanti di e motor). Nos por mira
algun complicacién di es trabao, cu ta
dura henter un luna, riba e portret na
banda robez, No. 2, un portret saka ora
e trabao tabata na mitar.

Portret No. 3 ta draai holoshi back
diez anja, tempo cu Loreto (marca cu
e flecha) tabata den promé klas di ap-
prentice na 1935. Na banda robez: Jan
Beaujon, cu ta Supervisor di Departa-
mento di Seguridad awor, tabata instruc-
tor; e tabata concentra principalmente
riba Ingles y Reekmento. E mucha hom-
bernan den careda mas atras ta: Jose
Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (difunto), Vicente
Briezen, Porfilio Croes, José Figaroa y
Pablo Henriquez. Careda mei-mei: José
Dirksz, Josef Maduro, Josef Oduber,
Quirino Geerman, José Tromp, Floren-
cio Croes, Gilberto Webb y _ Cletano
Geerman; di e careda mas adilanti nos
no por a identificé e di promé; e siguien-
tenan ta: Rafael Wever, Pablo van der
Biezen, Jacobo Rasmijn (difunto), Za-
charias Kelly, Cerilio Lacle y Frans
Croes.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

July 1 — 15 Tuesday, July 24
July 1 — 31 Thursday, August 9
APRENDIZ Contr. di pig. 1

na cuartonan di Bachelors Quarters
No. 3 dia 21 y 28 di Juli. Dia 7 di Au-
gustus e mucha-hombernan lo bini jun-
to na Lago Club pa nan haci test henter
dia.

Poco tempo pasa nos a mustra cuan-
to beneficio e training di e mucha-hom-
bernan tin, dunando un resumen di di-
ferente jobnan cu e mucha-hombernan
cu a cuminza den promé klas na 1935
tin awor. Na pagina 3 bo por lesa algo
di un di nan). Dos di nan ta_ subfore-
man, un a queda na lugar di un sub-
foreman ora esaki a bai cu _ vacantie,
otronan ta bon machinistanan, electri-
distanan, foundryman, operators na
stillnan.

E curso di estudio di e plan bieuw ta-
bata d 18 luna so; Ingles y Reekmen-
to tabata e puntonan mas principal. E
programa extendi di awendia ta dura 4
anja y tin hopi mas puntonan di estu-
dio cu e bieuw, y e ta duna mucha-hom-
bernan Arubiano gran oportunidad pa
nan bai adilanti y pa nan ,,gana_ placa
mientras nan ta studia.”






JULY 20, 1945



NEWS @s. VIEWS



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

The three pictures above and at left reveal a bit
of historical development. No. 1 shows Loreto
Lopez, Electrician A, standing next to a motor,
one of the largest used in the plant, on which he
has just finished a complete rewinding and con-
necting job. (He was assisted by Lawrence
Aitcheson, mechanic, and Aquiles Leon, recent
apprentice graduate, seated in front of the mo-
tor). Some of the complications of the work,
which takes a full month, can be seen in the
picture at left, No. 2, showing the same sort of
job in progress.

Picture No. 3 turns the clock back ten years,



At right, two aspects of the Fourth of July ob-
servance in the Colony. Top, Joo Proterra isn’t
bawling out the swimmers, as the first person
who saw this picture thought. He Is pointing out
the course to the entrants in the distance swim.
At left is deVuijst, in the center are Burbage
and Wade of Lago and Birkheimer of Navy, and
next to Joe is Jim Davis who was in charge of
the meet. In the lower picture, M.C. Don Blair
Presents first women’s prize at the Esse Club’s
"'Come-as-you-are" party to Patsy Engelking,
while the other winners, Robert Helnze, Annette
Brandes, and Cliff Monroe, wait their turn. (Note:
with one exception, they had changed from their
prize-winning costumes).

Samuel Rajroop of
T.S.D. Laboratories is
seriously studying
Photography, both by
mail and by practice,
and his results are
good, judging by the
beach scene he has
contributed at left.
The model is Aki
Luckhoo, wife of
Edward Luckhoo of
Receiving & Shipping.

Samuel Rajreop di
Laboratorio 3

diando fotografia cu
masha seriedad, tan-
to ta pa correo co-
mo pa practica y su
resultadonan ta ma-
sha bon, manera a
Por juzga for di e e:
cena na playa cu
a@ produci. E mode!
ta Aki Luckhoo, sen-
jora di Edward Luck-
hoo di Receiving &

Shipping.







when Loreto (indicated by the arrow) was in the
first apprentice class in 1935. Standing at left is
Jan Beaujon, now acting safety supervisor, whe
was the instructor, concentrating chiefly on
English and arithmetic. The boys are, back row,
Jose Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (deceased), Vicente Briezen,
Porfilio Croes, Jose Figaroa, and Pablo Henri-
quez; middle row, Jose Dirksz, Josef Maduro,
Josef Oduber, Quirino Geerman, Jose Tromp,
Florencio Croes, Gilberto Webb, and Cletano
Geerman; front row, unidentified, Rafael Wever,
Pablo van der Biezen, Jacob Rasmijn (deceased),
Zacharias Kelly, Cerilio Lacle, and Frans Croes.




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ARUBA ESSO NEWS

ARUBA'S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

In April, 1944, the ARUBA ESSO NEWS published
an article which General Manager L. G. Smith wrote at
the request of ‘Knickerbocker Weekly", titled 'Aruba's
Recent Development’. On June 20 Mr. Smith addressed
the Rotary Club on the subject of ''Aruba's Future Deve-
lopment", and since his text is a natural supplement to
the earlier article that will be of interest to many readers

of the NEWS, it is published below.

In our Rotary Club we have had many
discussions on the improvement of socizl
and economic conditions in Aruba and
what the future holds in store for us.
With the postwar world in sight it might
be well for us to consider our ideas for
making Aruba a better place to live in.
I am, therefore, taking the liberty of
presenting my views to stimulate dis-
cussion and perhaps start some action
along the lines I will suggest.

World War II has proved beyond any
shadow of doubt that plans based sole-
ly on the material welfare of a self-
appointed superior group and on ideais
which are contrary to Christian ethics
are doomed to failure. Therefore, if we
wish any plan for the improvement of
our community to succeed it must be a
broad Christian one which has as its
object the elevation of the social, in-
tellectual and spiritual concepts of all
the people as well as improvement in
living conditions. We are a small com-
munity. We cannot imitate the life in
large countries such as the U.S.A., Great
Britain, France, etc. The best patterns
for us are the Scandinavian Countries,
Switzerland and Holland, that attained
before the war a social and economic
life that was the most civilized and
cultured the world had seen in modern
times. Such conditions were not es-
tablished by decree or in any short space
of time, but were evolved by ideals,
discussion, compromise and hard work.
They succeeded because they satisfied
the fundamental desires of men. If our
thoughts and efforts are directed to-
wards satisfying these same desires in
Aruba, we will be on the road to suc-
cess.

These aspirations are in my opinion
universal and apply to all men of any
race, nationality or state of culture. The
principal ones are:

A satisfactory standard of living.
Friendly relations with his neigh-
bors.

Opportunity for economic and social
advancement.

Respect and admiration of his as-
sociates (a feeling of importance).
Pride in his work as to its quality
and value.

Satisfaction that the community in
which he lives gives his children an

Nelson Morris

opportunity to develop to the extent
of their capabilities.

We must admit that these aspirations
have no absolute values, are never coim-
pletely attained, and are widely variable
depending on the man’s surroundings,
intellectual capacity, etc. They can b>
satisfied in primitive, rural, urban, or
industrial environment if it is more or
less static. When a community is chang-
ing from one type to another then some
action must be taken to adjust the popu-
iation to the change and to see that
the new conditions provide the means
for satisfying the desires. For instance,
Aruba prior to 1925 had rather static
conditions and the people had adjusted
themselves to them and, from what I
can learn, they were pretty content with
their way of life; in other words, the
six desires mentioned above were attain-
ed in a large measure by most of the
people. However, during the past twenty
years, life in Aruba has been _ revolu-
tionized by conversion to a modern in-
dustrial community and all the old
standards have been altered. New style
houses, higher cash income, modern
sanitary conveniences, automobiles, bet-
ter clothing are demanded. An influx of
foreigners with different social customs
has upset the old social structure. The
type of industry. and business is radical-
ly different making new standards of
accomplishment, workmanship and value.
Parents have grave doubts as to whether
this is the right place in which to bring
up a family where the new standards of
conduct and behavior are so indefinite
and so disturbing. The main purpose in
life seems to be the accumulation of
money and the things that money will
buy but in their hearts they know that
money is not the solution to the problem.
Therefore, while Aruba has lived more
comfortably than most other people
during the past few years, there is
great dissatisfaction and worry about
the future.

The people of Aruba have done a
marvelous job in adjusting themselves
to these changing conditions, but the
time has been too short for a complete
and satisfactory adjustment. The smail
countries of Europe mentioned above
made the same adjustment and satisfac-
torily solved their problems but they had

nearly a century in which to make it.

I think Aruba can do it also if sufficient

thought and planning is devoted to the

subject and the real objectives are ap-
preciated. It cannot be done with mere
money and it cannot be done by the

Government alone. It will take the

cooperative work of the thinking people

of Aruba to bring it about.
May I suggest some things that
deserve our thought and action.

As regards the first three aspirations
of men enumerated above, the conditions,
for satisfactorily attaining these, are
already fairly well established,

1. The standard of living is high and
money is available for the improve-
ment of housing, diet, transportation,
etc., when materials are on the
market.

Friendly — relations exist among all!

our people and the growth of clubs,

churches, cultural associations, etc.,
here are a visual evidence of it.

There are no obstacles to a man’s

economic or social advancement ex-

cept his own limitations.

It is in regard to the last three that
we must improve conditions so that they
can be realized and more contentment
be attained.

A man gains the respect and admi-
ration of his associates when his ideals
are high, his integrity recognized and his
job is done with honesty and sincerity.
These qualities can be encouraged by
careful selection of the persons whom
we elect to positions of responsibility in
the Government, our clubs and organiza-
tions and employ in our businesses and
then giving them our cooperation with
praise or constructive criticism when
they deserve it. In short, this means we
must seek to understand other people
and appreciate and encourage their good
qualities.

The pride a man has in his work and
the satisfaction he gets in turning out
a first-class job is the thing that keeps
most of us doing our jobs. If we are con-
vinced that it is good and is of value to
the community we can forget our minor
troubles and get a big satisfaction out
of life. In the process of revolutionizing
the industry and business of Aruba, new
standards of workmanship required in
the modern world have not been fully
recognized by the majority of people
here. The shortage of labor for the rapid
increase of business has caused us to
accept the kind of service, workmanship

1 quality of goods that would not be
accepted in places where keen competi-
tion prevails. One of the results has been
that many businessmen and_ workers
think that money is the only objective
of their labors and they are missing the
greater satisfaction of life of being
proud of the quality produced by their

efforts. Every line of business here can
be improved to the great satisfaction of
the owners, employees and customers.
It will take considerable study on the
part of the owners and a definite train-
ing program for the employees to teach
them the duties of their jobs towards
their employer and his customers and
inspire them with a pride in doing the
job right. An Association of businessmen
would be of great value in establishing
standards and organizing training pro-
grams.

A man likes to live in a community
where his children have a chance to
make careers for themselves as good as
or better than he has made for himself.
He wants schools, hospitals, playgrounds
and employment opportunities for them.
Some of these are necessarily provided
by the Government on demand of the
citizens but many times the Government
does not recognize the demand until the
people themselves show their desires by
putting their own time and money into
community enterprises and proving the
value. High schools and colleges were
first established by the people them-
selves long before any Government
thought it worthwhile to spend the tax-
payers’ money. The same was true of
hospitals, playgrounds, etc. Community
enterprises, therefore, must be started
and encouraged to provide these things
and also to give citizens the satisfaction
of having a part in accomplishing some-
thing for themselves as well as others.

In conclusion I wish to say that the
matter of Aruba’s future development
to give greater satisfaction in life to all
its inhabitants is in their own hands,
encouraged and directed by the ambiti-
ous leaders of the community.

The job does not require the establish-
ment of universities here to make doc-
tors, lawyers and_ engineers, but oniy
the concentrated effort by us in our own
businesses in inspiring, training and di-
recting the people we come in contact
with in attaining higher ideals of service.

Playgrounds, clubs, and organizations have an increasingly
important role in Aruba’s development.




JULY 20, 1945

BASEBALL



SCORES

July 1
Garage 19
Dodgers 4
Battery 814 6
Cerveceria 3
Battery 253 13
Cafenol 3
Dutch Army 11
San Lucas 4

July 8
Savaneta 9
Cafenol 0
Dodgers 11
Venezuela 7
Cerveceria 1
San Lucas 1

The Cerveceria — San Lucas game is
under discussion; game stopped at
fourth inning because of disputed deci-
sion.

(Battery 814 and Battery
253 game postponed)

SCHEDULE
July 22
9:30 a.m. Field
Venezuela vs. Savaneta — L.S.P.
Garage vs. Battery 814 — S.N, Jr.
2:00 p.m.

Cerveceria vs. Dutch Army — L.S.P.

Dodgers vs. Battery 253 — S.N. Jr.
July 29

9:30 a.m.

Battery 814 vs, Cafenol — L.S.P.

San Lucas vs. Savaneta — S.N. Jr.

2:00 p.m.

Battery 253 vs. Dutch Army — L.S.P.

Garage vs. Cerveceria — S.N. Jr.
August 5

9:30 a.m.

Savaneta vs. Battery 253 — L.S.P.

Cafenol vs. Garage — S.N. Jr.

2:00 p.m.

Dodgers vs. San Lucas — L.S.P.

Venezuela vs. Battery 814 — S.N. Jr.

BATTING AVERAGES
(10 highest, after July 8 games)

William Dowers -600
Juan Maciera 555
Sgt. P. Julia 539
Gregorio Hodge 529
J. G. Laveist (di Maggio) 500
Benito Navarro -500
Lino Saurez -500
E. Ruiz Demas 500
T. Lake 385
Pantin +333

Some of these averages will take a
nose-dive in coming weeks, as they are
based on play in only one game. Most
of them, however, cover up to three
games.

Results in Lago Heights Meet
(Exclusive of thore given in picture captions)

100 yards, boys: Roberts, R. Da Silva,
C. Da Silva.

100 yards, men: R. Jackson, F. Clark2
K. Wong.

50 yards, girls: R. Brown, V. Dash, M.
Arrias,

Needle and thread: J. Pandt, A. Luck-

hoo, D. Syed.

220 yards: R. Jackson, F. Clarke, K.
Wong.

Egg and Spoon race: P. Hiencke, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.

50 yards, children: C. Da Silva, A.

Sharpe, T. Bakker.

440 yards: R. Watts, K. Kahn, C. Joa-
chim.

50 yards, women: P. Dash, V. Dash, O.
Brown.

Sack race: H. Lopez, M. Bernard, J.
Gonsalvez.

Relay race: first, team of R. Jackson,
F. Clarke, S. Cato.

Shot put: Barran, V. Lee, S. Wellman,

Long jump: R. Jackson, S. Cato, ¥.
Clarke.

100 yards, men (40 years and over): S.
Joseph, M. Trott, Tulloch.

50 yards, women over 20: M. Fistler, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.

Mile run: I. Brewster, H.
Crichlow.

Ibrahim, E.



Cricket factions have been quiet tately; the
only recent game was a friendly match played at
Lago Heights July 8 between the St. Eustatia
coleKeS tue and the Allies C.c,

. Eustatia batted first, all for 64 runs, an
the Allies followed with 203 runs for the laser ot
seven wickets.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





Spectators, Entrants, and Prizes Numerous at L.H. Meet

Competing for more than 60 valuable
prizes donated by business houses and
private individuals, a long list of en-
trants kept a huge crowd of spectators
entertained at the Lago Club’s grounds
all afternoon July 4. The Lago Heights
Advisory Committee (see page 1), to-
gether with assisting officials, can take
credit for one of the best sports meets
ever staged there.

Prize-donors (a listing of whom took
up most of the program’s reverse side)
were generous, with prizes ranging from
wrist watches to lottery tickets, and
from 50-gallon gasoline books to cash
donations of Fls. 50. Displayed at the
Club for some time before the meet,
they made the competition keen and
entry lists full.

It would be impossible to mention all
who had anything to do with making it
a success, but the hard working officials
were:

Judging Committee: C. Hunte, R.
D’Abreu, C. Bristol, D. Persaud.
Tape: F. D’Amil, A. Stevenson.
Starters: E. Tulloch, B. Viapree.
Timekeepers: F, Gilkes, L, Khan.

Prize Recorders: J. Geerman, M. Trott.
Stewards: J. de Vries, L. Stoute, N. Bap-
tiste, B. Dirksz, E. Rankin, I. Chin, G.
Rufus, W. Wellman, W. Emanuels, and
A. Gonsalves.

Bell: H. Grant.

Groundsmen: G. Lawrence, R. Jailall, A.
Kalloo, S. Gomes, G. Libard.

Relief Men: H. M. Nassy, H. de Vries,
E. Hassell.

Announcer: B. Chand.

PICTURES IN COLUMNS 3 AND 4:

1 — J. Cox of the Electric Shop wins the high
jump at 5 feet 7 inches, going over with Inches
to spare. Maxim Bernard had stayed with him
to 5 feet 4 inches, which is his height, but be-
yond that the longer underpinnings of the winner
made the difference. Teddie Johnson was third
atS— i 2

2 — Eight starters line up west of Sabaneta for
the five-mile run. Left to right are E, Tulloch,
official starter, and runners H. Lopez, R. Henry,
C. George, C. Bonadie, H. Ibrahim, R. Watts, 1. 2
Brewster, and C. Nichols.

3 — Willy Williams breaks the tape in the half-
mile race, with a little help from an enthusiastic
spectator. Rupert Sardine was second, and Cecil
Joaquim came in third.




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3S — These bachelors are husky, but married men

are huskier, according to the tug-of-war results,

The bungalow men at the other end of the rope

won two out of three grunt-and-groans, with
Werleman as captain.

4 — Comic relief was provided by the donkey
race. This view Is actually the second finish of
the same race, with the winner at left completing
his second lap before the second-place burro
finished the required one.





6 — Hugh Ibrahim, at extreme left, finishes
strongly to win the five-mile run, three minutes
before C. Gdorge and six minutes before H.
Lopez.
June, 1945 = 20-Year

Dominico Henriquez
Storehouse

Roman Vroolyk
Marine

Marine Old-Timer Retires

A long series of farewell dances, teas,
smokers, and other events that had gift
presentations on the program preceded
the final departure July 9 of John

Stephen, Assistant Superintendent Engi-
neer in the Marine Dept., who is retiring
to Scotland after Aruba service dating
back to 1927.

Mr. Stephen and his wife leave a host
of good friends, and took with them
countless good wishes.

Ambrosio Arends
Drydock

Bernardo Croes
Stewards

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

LONG SERVICE AWARDS

Buttons

Pedro DeWindt
R. & S.

Carlos Maduro
Marine

10-Year Buttons

Stewards
Commissary
Commissary

Boiler
Utilities
Drydock
Gas Plant
Personne!
Accounting

Ricardo Van Blarcum
Leon Froston

Samuel Conner
George Tremus
Estanislao Koolman
Acasio Vingal
Augustin De Mei
Santiago Croes
Donald George

Lake Men Complete 20

Two Lago Shipping Company men
rounded out 20 years of service with the
fleet recently. They are Captain William
Craig and Chief Engineer William Mc-
Phee, who joined up in Glasgow on the
same day, June 1, 1925.

When construction was completed on
the SS Invercaibo (which is now tlie
dredge on continuous duty at the en-
trance to Lake Maracaibo since 1938),
they were in the ship’s first crew, bring-
ing her from Scotland to Aruba, Craig
as First Officer and McPhee as 4th
Engineer.

Captain Craig received his first com-
mand with Lago Shipping on March 31.
1927, while Mr. McPhee, who is now on
the SS San Cristobal, became a Chief
Engineer November 25, 1931.

NEW ARRIVALS

A daughter, Cynthia Margaret, to Mr.
and Mrs, Augustin Williams, June 21.

A daughter, Shirley Lenell, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Varlack, June 21.

A son, Hector Juan Bautista, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jose Thijzen, June 24.

A son, John William, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cary Daly, June 27.

A son, Leonard Leopold Bert, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Bacchus, July 1.

A daughter, Alicia Margarita, to Mr.
and Mrs, Juan Pimentel, July 2.

A son, Cuthbert St. Bernard, to
and Mrs. Percival Cox, July 2.

A son Leo Ricardo to Mr. and Mrs.
Eusebio Ras, July 2.

A daughter, Rita Ridella, to Mr. and
Mrs. Florienne Solomons, July 2.

A son, Basil Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs
Clarence Sepersaud, July 2.

A daughter, Diane Marie, to Mr. and
Mrs. Linus Harth, July 3.

A daughter, Lilli Renee, to Mr.
Mrs. Rene Watchman, July 4.

A son, Colin Xavier, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Alleyne, July 5.

A daughter, Lucia Linda, to Mr. and
Mrs. Henri Lo-A-Njoe, July 6.

A son, Oslin Urbano, to Mr. and Mrs.
Urbano Oduber, July 7.

A daughter, Sara Gracelis Minerva,
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benjamin, July 7.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Croes,
July 9.

Mr,

and

Wilber Self Gets “C.Y I.“
Fls. 200 Award for Self

Featuring "Coin Your Ideas” presen-
tations during June was an award of
Fls. 200 to Wilber Self of Light Oils
Finishing. He worked out a revised oper-
ating procedure on No. 11 Crude Still
which under certain conditions increases
the yield of a gas oil product.

Two awards of Fls. 50 were made: an
initial award to Percy Douglas for his
suggestion to install a platform at ser-
vice water pumps in No. 2 Powerhouse,
and a supplemental award to George
Larson for a suggested device for wash-
ing wire electrodes on the Acid Plant
precipitators.

Lewis Johnson received Fls. 30 for
his suggested change in the cleaning
system of the contact plants at the Acid
Plant.

Awards of Fls. 10 went to John Lash-
ley (change in lighting system at gate-
way traffic islands); Esteban Rodriguez
(install platform at blockvalve on line
west of tank 159); Herman Lopez (new
type distillation board remover at No. 1
Laboratory); Maude Thomas (switch on
telephone at Girls’ Dormitory) ; and Do-
minico Christiaans (walkway west of
Low Octane Plant).

Jan A. Croes of the Drydock received
commendation for his suggestion to in-
stall a water cooler on the Butterworth
Dock.

Shown above is a general view of the investiture

ceremony held at the

San Nicolas Methodist

Church July 1 for Scouts Guides, Brownies, Cubs,

and Rovers,

units of the Nederland Padvinders.

District scout leader Robert Martin is making a

welcoming address.

In the picture at left, Viola

Lake, captain of the Girl Guides, is congratulat-
ing Gloria Thompson following the investiture of

the Brownies.

Janesha Thomas, the Brownies’

leader, and Dorah Hamlette, the littlest Brownie,

JULY 20, 1945

SERVICE SLANTS

: Gerald Smith, 18, Navy-minded son of
General Manager L. G. Smith, recently
completed an intensive course in radio
fundamentals at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Center.

Curtis Leonard is now a Resident In-
spector of Navy Materials, with a rat-
ting of 3rd Class Petty Officer, Specia-
list "O”. The "O” stands for Oil, which
has been more or less a lifelong connec-
tion with Curtis. He is stationed at Long
Beach, California, has his wife with him,
and expects to be there for some time.

Curtis’ younger brother, Thomas V.
jr., (best known as "'Pete’) is some-
where in the Pacific, serving as a Fire-
man ist Class on the U.S.S. Husser.

bia ST LI

Early Registration Required
To Vote Outside Home District

A recent Government notice will be of
interest to employees who wish to cast
votes in the forthcoming election of Cu-
racao Legislative Council members. Th«
following is a translation:

"1. Voters whose names appear on the
official list of voters for the Electoral
District of Aruba and who wish to vote
in the Electoral District of Curacao must
submit a declaration to that effect in
person to the undersigned not later than
30 days prior to November 5, 1945, which
is Election Day for Curacao Legislative
Council members. Forms for such de-
claration are obtainable free of charge
at the office of the undersigned.

2. Voters who can produce acceptable
reasons for their absence on November
5 from the Electoral District in Aruba
where they are supposed to vote ac-
cording to the official list of voters, and
who are unable to be present in their
district within the hours of 8 a.m. and
6 p.m. on Election Day, shall, if they so
request, be given the opportunity to cast
their vote in such other Electoral Dis-
trict in Aruba as they designate. Such
request must be filed in person at the
undersigned’s office 30 days prior to No-
vember 5, and forms are available free
of charge at the office of the under-
signed.

The Acting Lt. Governor,

Dr. L. C. Kwartsz”

Aki riba nos ta duna un bista general di e Ce-
remonia di Instalacion cu a tuma lugé na Me-
thodist Church di San Nicolas dia 1 di Juli pa
Padvinders, Padvindsters, Brownies, Welpen y
Voortrekkers, unidadnan di "Nederlandse Pad-
vinders"’. District Commissaris Robert Martin ta
papiando un discurso di bienvenida, Riba e por-
tret na banda robez, Viola Lake, groepslelder di
Padvindsters ta felicité Gloria Thompson, despues
di instalacion di Brownies. Janesha Tohmas, tei-
der di Brownies y Dorah Hamlette, e Brownlie di
mas chikito també ta riba e portret.





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PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
NAMES IN THE NEWS
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FRANK E. GRIFFIN (above) was recently ap.
pointed division superintendent of Light Oils
Finishing, replacing D. I. Maxwell, who has been
transferred to a EuroprJin post. K. H. Repatl
has assumed Mr. Griffin's former duties In
L. 0. F.
E. M. RUIZ (at left above) took over the lease
of the Esso Service Station in the Colony July 1,
continuing his long association with the Com-
pany as an employee from 1925 to 1943, and
as bulk kerosene agent in recent years. Man-
aging the station for him will be Ovid Croes,
at right.
E. M. RUIZ (ariba, banda rober) a tuma over
huur dl Estacion di Servicio Esso den ago
Camp dia prome di Jull, siguiendo di es moda
ey su asociacion largo cu Compania, come em-
pleado dl 1925 te 1943 y come agent di kero-
sene durante ultimo anjanan. Ovid Croes (ban-
da drechl) lo admlnistr a e estaclon p6.
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JOE PROTERRA lopes home with the first run
of the Army-Navy versus Lago baseball gar.iu
July 4, thereby adding Intuit to injury, since ho
had just finished striking out the first six ser-
vice men to face him. Lago won, 6 to 1.
Waiter McGregor Grant, for many years em-
ployment agent for the Company in St. Vincent.
died recently after a long and fruitful life as
one of the Issand's prominent citizens.
Mr. Grants connection with Lago was first
established in 1937, when Captain Jdhan Beaujon
secured his assistance during a recruiting trip to
St. Vincent. Since that time the men he has been
instrumental in employing for the Company num-
ber in the thousands.
General Manager L. G. Smith has written to
Mrs. Grant expressing the Company's sympathy
an her loss.
Four Capital Awards totalling $1,100,
covering Coin Your Ideas suggestions
from all units of the Company, were
announced last month by the Central
Committee in New York.
First, third, and fourth prizes went
to the Louisiana Division of the Stan-
dard Oil Company of New Jersey, while
a Bayway man took second. Lago, which
has shared the Capital prizes several
times in the post, failed to place.
The number one award of $500, an
engraved certificate, and a gold medal.
went to C. N. Achord of Baton Rouge.
He suggested a rearrangement of dis-
charge lines of wet phenol and phenolic
water feed pumps, resulting in improve-
,nent in drier tower operation. His idea
brought about an increase in plant
charging capacity of about 12 per cent,
leading to an increased lube oil produc-
practica tolerancia
y biba un cu otro na
paz manera bon bisinja"
E frase aki ta tumA di Charter di
Nacionnan Uni formal na San Fran-
cisco y e ta expresA den 14 palabra
speranza di tur hende cu tabata ho-
rorizA pa tanto morto y destruction
den mundo foi anja 1939. E ta ex-
pres& tur loke e delegadonan a brin-
ga pa logra.
Realmente por reduci e frase na
dos palabra: "PRACTICA TOLE-
RANCIA". Casi tur loke e Conferen-
cia di San Francisco a haci, mayor
parti di tur detaljenan di politiek di
mundo, nos por pone un banda y lu-
bida, bast cu henter mundo tuma na
cuenta e dos palabranan aki.
Casi semper tolerancia tin di haci
cu raza of religion, of keremento den
un of otro cos. Generalmente e ke
meen: "Bo tin bo ideanan, muy bien,
pero ami tamb6 tin di mi nan."
Pesei tolerancia ta important y
mester tin tolerancia pa hendenan por
trata un cu otro.
Pero nacionnan tambe por practicA
tolerancia, MESTER practicA tole-
rancia, si no tin un motibo mihur,
anto siquiera pa nan salba nan mes
curpa di un otro guerra cu lo ta mas
terribel.
Tolerancia ta un respect fuerte pa
loke ta pertenec6 na otro, un sorto di
generosidad, un bon voluntad pa laga
otro cu loke ta di dj6, sin molestie.
Mayor parti di e "malestar" di
mundo ta bini directamente pa via di
falta di e voluntad di laga otro na
paz cu loke ta di dj6, sea hende, po-
litiek of terreno.
Mayor parti di e malestar, no tur;
pasobra durante siglonan asuntonan
di hende a bira much complicA pa un
solo medicinea" por curanan. Pero
pa cuminza e cura mester tin masha
lolerancia, sin tolerancia tin poco
speranza cu un otro medicine por
yuda.
Kles di Aprendiz di Anja
1945 lo Hahri na September
Mas di 150 mucha-hombernan Arubia-
no lo worde entrevista y getest durante
e dos proximo simannan, pa nan cumin-
za den prom4 klas di aprendiz na Sep-
tember, Nan lo forma e di 7 grupo cu
!o sigui e plan di trabao-y-estudio, cu a
bini riba program di Training Division
na anja 1939.
Representante di Training Division lo
entrevistA e aplicantenan y duna nan
test prome, na schoolnan di Gobierno y
Parokia durante siman cu ta drenta y
tion of about 57,000 barrels annually.
The second award, of $300, was won
by Willis J. Cree of Bayway. His idea.
covering the use of soda ash solution
for dehydration of crude butylalcohci,
gave a substantial increase in butyl al-
cohol production.
J. A. Durnin of Baton Rouge took the
third award of $200, for a procedure for
continuously changing the quench oil
used at the steam cracking plant. The
idea more than doubled the length of
runs, reducing the number of turn-
arounds per year.
The fourth award, of $100, went to R.
P. Forrest of Baton Rouge. His sugges-
tion involved a refund of tank car ren-
tals assessed against asphalt and lube
oil shipments, and an agreement with
the tank car company to discontinue a
certain charge.
Past Success of Apprentice
Program Cited as Recruiting
Commences for Class of 1945
Over 150 Aruban boys will be inter-
viewed and tested within the next two
weeks for the 1945 apprentice class,
which starts in September. They will be
the seventh group to be taken into the
combined work-and-study plan since the
present apprentice training program be-
gan in 1939.
Representatives of the Training Di-
vision will interview applicants and give
them preliminary tests at Government
and parish schools during the coming
week, and at the classrooms in Bachelor
Quarters 3 on July 21 and 28. On August
7 the boys will assemble at the Lago
Club for a full day of tests.
The long-range benefits of apprentice
training were pointed out recently in a
survey of jobs held by the boys (now
young men) who enrolled in the first
class of this kind in 1935. (For news
about one of them, see page 3). Two are
now subforemen, one has served as va-
cation relief subforeman, and others are
qualified machinists, electricians, foun-
drymen, or operating employees.
The course of study in this early plan
lasted only 18 months, and was taken up
chiefly with English and arithmetic. The
present enlarged program, covering four
years and offering more subjects, ex-
tends great opportunities to Aruban
boys for future advancement and to
"earn while they learn".
shownn below is the Lago Club Advisory Committee,
organizer of the Club's highly successful July 4
athletic meet. (See page 5 for pictures of some
of the events). Left to right are Leslie Stonte,
Ralph Lowhar, Henry Nassy (chairman), and Cecil
Hunte. Inset: Hugo de Vries. Calvin Hassell, also
a member of the committee, was on vacation whrn
the picture was taken.
S.O. (N.J.) President
In Europe Surveying
Company War Damage
Eugene Holman, president of the
Standard Oil Company (N.J.), went by
plane to Europe last month to study
war damage and rehabilitation costs
on Company properties there. He was
accompanied by Orville Harden, vice-
president, and Bushrod B. Howard. who
heads the marine division.
Their findings will be used as a basis
for war reparations claims on property
in France, Italy, Belgium, Rumania,
Eugene Holman
Germany, and other locations. It is
known that some installations are not
seriously damaged, but many will have
to be completely rebuilt because of Alli-
ed bombings, and looting during Ger-
man occupation.
Tentative claims for the book valua-
tion of the European properties have
been filled with the U.S. State Depart-
ment, and while overseas the three-man
commission will consider the filing of
claims with local governments.
The Company has no information
about the state of its properties at the
other, still surviving, end of the Axis,
in Borneo and Sumatra. At least a part
of that question will soon be answered,
since an Allied invasion of Borneo start-
ed June 15.
Aki riba nos ta mira portret di Euge-
ne Holman, president di Standard Oil
Company di New Jersey, cu a bai haci
un biaha na Europa recientemente, pa
investigate propiedadnan cu Compania tin
aya. Algun refineria ta completamente
destrui, mientras tin algun cu no a hiba
much danjo. Senjor Holman lo studia
extension di e danjonan pa yuda dicidi
riba "Reclamonan di Danjo pa via di
Guerra" contra Alemania.
Continua den Pug. 2
Central Committee Makes $1,100 "C. Y. I" Capital Awards
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS JULY 20, 1945
SHIFT SCHEDULE-AUGUST
WI
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, August 10. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Saturday noon. August 4.
Telephone 523
Printed by The Curacao Courant, Curacao. N.W.I.
"... to practice tolerance and live together in
peace with one another as good neighbors".
This phrase, taken from the United Nations Charter
framed at San Francisco, expresses in 14 words the
hopes of every man who has been appalled at the
death-and-destruction enveloping the world since
1939. It expresses the whole concept of what the dele-
gates were striving for.
It could, in reality, be reduced to just three words:
"TO PRACTICE TOLERANCE". Nearly all else that
the San Francisco conference did, most of the intricate
details of world politics, could be brushed aside and
forgotten if these three words could be given life and
meaning on a world scale.
Tolerance is usually associated with race or religion
or beliefs of some sort. It generally means "you have
your ideas, and welcome to them, but let me have
mine".
As such it is important, and vast quantities of it are
needed on the lowest level of one man dealing with
one man.
But nations, too, can practice tolerance and
MUST practice it if for no higher reason than to save
their own skins from another and more terrible war.
Tolerance is simply a strong respect for what belongs
to the other fellow, a sort of great unselfishness, a wil-
lingness to leave him in possession of that which isis,
without interference.
Most of the world's sickness can be traced directly
to a lack of that willingness to leave the other fellow
alone with what is his, whether it be people, politics,
or square miles. Most of the sickness, that is, not all;
for over the centuries Man's affairs have become too
complicated for any single medicine to cure them. But
without a first great measure of tolerance, there is
little hope that any other prescription will work.
This peaceful and impressive scene is at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at Santa Cruz.
E escena pacifico y impresivo aid ta na Misa di Inmaculada Concepci6n di Santa Cruz.
Nelson Morris -
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W. i. BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
July 1 15
July 1 31
APRENDIZ
Tuesday, July 24
Thursday, August 9
Cont. di pig. I
na cuartonan di Bachelors Quarters
No. 3 dia 21 y 28 di Juli. Dia 7 di Au-
gustus e mucha-hombernan lo bini jun-
to na Lago Club pa nan haci test henter
dia.
Poco tempo pasA nos a mustra cuan-
to beneficio e training di e mucha-hom-
bernan tin, dunando un resume di di-
ferente jobnan cu e mucha-hombernan
cu a cuminza den prom4 klas na 1935
tin awor. Na pagina 3 bo por lesa algo
di un di nan). Dos di nan ta subfore-
man, un a queda na lugar di un sub-
foreman ora esaki a bai cu vacantie,
otronan ta bon machinistanan, electri-
distanan, foundryman, operators na
stillnan.
E curso di studio di e plan bieuw ta-
bata dura 18 luna so; Ingles y Reekmen-
to tabata e puntonan mas principal. E
program extend di awendia ta dura 4
anja y tin hopi mas puntonan di estu-
dio cu e bieuw, y e ta duna mucha-hom-
bernan Arubiano gran oportunidad pa
nan bai adilanti y pa nan ,,gana placa
mientras nan ta studia."
ARI
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
JULY 20, 1945
Congratulations Sent
To Fleet by Associates
Well-deserved recognition was receiv-
ed by Lago's Lake Fleet recently in a
letter received at the Marine Depart-
ment from S.E.L. Maduro & Sons at
Curaqao. It is quoted from below:
"Victory in Europe has been won and
when the history of this war is written
the part played by the Allied merchant
fleets and especially the Allied tanker
fleets and their gallant crews will un-
doubtedly rate as one of the major
contributing factors in the victorious
prosecution and termination of this
world conflict.
It is therefore entirely appropriate
that on this memorable occasion we pre-
sent to you our sincere congratulations
with the share of your fleet in this joint
victory, a job well done on which you
may well look back with pride and sa-
tisfaction.
At the same time we wish to pay a
word of well-merited tribute to the me-
mory of all those who lost their lives
in attaining this object, amongst which
is many a good friend of ours.
We do not overlook the fact, of course,
that there is still a major enemy in the
East to be coped with, but we sincerely
hope that this one may also soon be as
completely and decisively defeated as
the one in Europe.
(signed) S.E.L. Maduro & Sons"
E tres portretnan mas ariba na pagt-
na 3 ta revel, algo di desarollo hist6ri-
co. Riba No. 1 nos ta mira Loreto Lo-
pez, Electrician A, park banda di un mo-
tor cu ta un di esnan di mas grand cu
ta na uso den Planta, riba cual el a ka-
ba di haci un trabao grand, pasando
tur wayanan di nobo y conectA nan des-
pues. (Esnan cu a yud6 ta Lawrence
Aitcheson, mecAnico, y Aquiles Le6n, un
apprentice cu a graduk recientemente,
sintf dilanti di e motor). Nos por mira
algun complicaci6n di es trabao, cu ta
dura henter un luna, riba e portret na
banda robez, No. 2, un portret sakA ora
e trabao tabata na mitar.
Portret No. 3 ta draai holoshi back
diez anja, tempo cu Loreto (marc cu
c flecha) tabata den prom6 klas di ap-
prentice na 1935. Na banda robez: Jan
Beaujon, cu ta Supervisor di Departa-
mento di Seguridad awor, tabata instruc-
tor; e tabata concentrA principalmente
riba Ingles y Reekmento. E much hom-
bernan den careda mas atras ta: Jose
Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (difunto), Vicente
Briezen, Porfilio Croes, Jos6 Figaroa y
Pablo Henriquez. Careda mei-mei: Jos&
Dirksz, Josef Maduro, Josef Oduber,
Quirino Geerman, Jose Tromp, Floren-
cio Croes, Gilberto Webb y Cletano
Geerman; di e careda mas adilanti nos
no por a identificA e di prom6; e siguien-
tenan ta: Rafael Wever, Pablo van der
Biezen, Jacobo Rasmijn (difunto), Za-
charias Kelly, Cerilio Lade y Frans
Croes.
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
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AALY 20. 1945 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
NEWS
and
VIEWS
The three pictures above and at left reveal a bit
of historical development. No. 1 shows Loreto
Lopez, Electrician A, standing next to a motor,
one of the largest used in the plant, on which he
has just finished a complete rewinding and con-
necting job. (He was assisted by Lawrence
Aitcheson, mechanic, and Aqnuiles Leon, recent
apprentice graduate, seated in front of the mo-
tor). Some of the complications of the work,
which takes a full month, can be seen in the
picture at left, No. 2, showing the same sort of
job in progress.
Picture No. 3 turns the clock back ten years,
At right, two aspects of the Fourth of July ob.
servance in the Colony. Top, Joe Proterra isn't
bawling out the swimmers, as the first person
who saw this picture thought HNo is polatng out
the course to the entrants in the distance swim. o' .
At left is deVUist, in the center are Uurbage L ,
and Wade of Lago and *irkhelmer of Navy, and
next to Joe i1 Jim Davis who was In charge of
the meet. In the lower picture, M.C. Do. Blair
presents first women's prize at the Esse Club's
"Come-as-you.are" party to Patsy Engelking,
while the other winners. Robert Helze, Annette
Brandes, and Cliff Monroe, wait their turn. (Note:
with one exception, they had changed from their
prize-winning costumes).
Samuel Ralroop of
T.S.D. Laboratorle. is
seriously studying
photography,. both by
mall and by practice.
and his results are
good. judging by the
beach scene he has
contributed at left.
The model is Aki
Luckhoo. wife oI
Edward Luckhoo of
Receiving A Shipping.
Samuel Najreop dl
Laboraterle to ste-
diande fotegrafla co
masha serledad, tan.
to to pa oerreo eo.
me a practiea y so
resultadonam to ma.
sha bon, mameoa o
per juzga for dl es*-
cona playa on tl
a produce. E model*
to Aki Luckhe, seo-
Jora dl Edward Lh.k-
hoe dl Receiving a
Shipping.
when Loreto (indicated by the arrow) was in the
first apprentice class in 1935. Standing at left is
Jan Beaujon, now acting safety supervisor, who
was the instructor, concentrating chiefly on
English and arithmetic. The boys are, back row,
Jose Hernandez, Simon Dirksz, Loreto Lopez,
Herman van Dinter (deceased), Vicente Briezen,
Porfillo Croes, Jose Figaroa, and Pablo Henri-
quez; middle row, Jose Dirksz, Josef Maduro,
Josef Odnber, Quirino Geerman, Jose Tromp,
Florencio Croes, Gilberto Webb, and Cletano
Geerman; front row, unidentified, Rafael Wever,
Pablo van der Biezen, Jacob Rasmijn (deceased),
Zacharias Kelly, Cerillo Lale, and Frans Croes.
.
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4 ARUBA ESSO NEWS JULY 20, 1945
ARUBA'S
FUTURE
DEVELOPMENT
In April, 1944, the ARUBA ESSO NEWS published
an article which General Manager L. G. Smith wrote at
the request of "Knickerbocker Weekly", titled "Aruba's
Recent Development". On June 20 Mr. Smith addressed
the Rotary Club on the subject of "Aruba's Future Deve-
lopment", and since his text is a natural supplement to
the earlier article that will be of interest to many readers
of the NEWS, it is published below.
In our Rotary Club we have had' many
discussions on the improvement of social
and economic conditions in Aruba and
what the future holds in store for us.
With the postwar world in sight it might
be well for us to consider our ideas for
making Aruba a better place to live in.
I am, therefore, taking the liberty of
presenting my views to stimulate dis-
cussion and perhaps start some action
along the lines I will suggest.
World War II has proved beyond any
shadow of doubt that plans based sole-
ly on the material welfare of a self-
appointed superior group and on ideals
which are contrary to Christian ethics
are doomed to failure. Therefore, if we
wish any plan for the improvement of
our community to succeed it must be a
broad Christian one which has as its
object the elevation of the social, in-
tellectual and spiritual concepts of all
the people as well as improvement in
living conditions. We are a small com-
munity. We cannot imitate the life in
large countries such as the U.S.A., Great
Britain, France, etc. The best patterns
for us are the Scandinavian Countries,
Switzerland and Holland, that attained
before the war a social and economic
life that was the most civilized and
cultured the world had seen in modern
times. Such conditions were not es-
tablished by decree or in any short space
of time, but were evolved by ideals,
discussion, compromise and hard work.
They succeeded because they satisfied
the fundamental desires of men. If our
thoughts and efforts are directed to-
wards satisfying these same desires in
Aruba, we will be on the road to suc-
cess.
These aspirations are in my opinion
universal and apply to all men of any
race, nationality or state of culture. The
principal ones are:
1. A satisfactory standard of living.
2. Friendly relations with his neigh-
bors.
3. Opportunity for economic and social
advancement.
4. Respect and admiration of his as-
sociates (a feeling of importance).
5. Pride in his work as to its quality
and value.
6. Satisfaction that the community in
which he lives gives his children an
opportunity to develop to the extent
of their capabilities.
We must admit that these aspirations
have no absolute values, are never conm-
pletely attained, and are widely variable
depending on the man's surroundings,
intellectual capacity, etc. They can b!
satisfied in primitive, rural, urban, or
industrial environment if it is more or
less static. When a community is chang-
ing from one type to another then some
action must be taken to adjust the popu-
lation to the change and to see that
the new conditions provide the means
for satisfying the desires. For instance,
Aruba prior to 1925 had rather static
conditions and the people had adjusted
themselves to them and, from what I
can learn, they were pretty content with
their way of life; in other words, the
six desires mentioned above were attain-
ed in a large measure by most of the
people. However, during the past twenty
years, life in Aruba has been revolu-
tionized by conversion to a modern in-
dustrial community and all the old
standards have been altered. New style
houses, higher cash income, modern
sanitary conveniences, automobiles, bet-
ter clothing are demanded. An influx of
foreigners with different social customs
has upset the old social structure. The
type of industry and business is radical-
ly different making new standards of
accomplishment, workmanship and value.
Parents have grave doubts as to whether
this is the right place in which to bring
up a family where the new standards of
conduct and behavior are so indefinite
and so disturbing. The main purpose in
life seems to be the accumulation of
money and the things that money will
buy but in their hearts they know that
money is not the solution to the problem.
Therefore, while Aruba has lived more
comfortably than most other people
during the past few years, there is
great dissatisfaction and worry about
the future.
The people of Aruba have done a
marvelous job in adjusting themselves
to these changing conditions, but the
time has been too short for a complete
and satisfactory adjustment. The small
countries of Europe mentioned above
made the same adjustment and satisfac-
torily solved their problems but they had
Nelson Morri.
nearly a century in which to make it.
I think Aruba can do it also if sufficient
thought and planning is devoted to the
subject and the real objectives are ap-
preciated. It cannot be done with mere
money and it cannot be done by the
Government alone. It will take the
cooperative work of the thinking people
of Aruba to bring it about.
May I suggest some things that
deserve our thought and action.
As regards the first three aspirations
of men enumerated above, the conditions,
for satisfactorily attaining these, are
already fairly well established,
1. The standard of living is high and
money is available for the improve-
ment of housing, diet, transportation,
etc., when materials are on the
market.
2. Friendly relations exist among all
our people and the growth of clubs,
churches, cultural associations, etc.,
here are a visual evidence of it.
3. There are no obstacles to a man's
economic or social advancement ex-
cept his own limitations.
It is in regard to the last three that
we must improve conditions so that they
can be realized and more contentment
be attained.
A man gains the respect and admi-
ration of his associates when his ideals
are high, his integrity recognized and his
job is done with honesty and sincerity.
These qualities can be encouraged by
careful selection of the persons whom
we elect to positions of responsibility in
the Government, our clubs and organiza-
tions and employ in our businesses and
then giving them our cooperation with
praise or constructive criticism when
they deserve it. In short, this means we
must seek to understand other people
and appreciate and encourage their good
qualities.
The pride a man has in his work and
the satisfaction he gets in turning out
a first-class job is the thing that keeps
most of us doing our jobs. If we are con-
vinced that it is good and is of value to
the community we can forget our minor
troubles and get a big satisfaction out
of life. In the process of revolutionizing
the industry and business of Aruba, new
standards of workmanship required in
the modern world have not been fully
recognized by the majority of people
here. The shortage of labor for the rapid
increase of business has caused us to
accept the kind of service, workmanship
:nd quality of goods that would not be
accepted in places where keen competi-
tion prevails. One of the results has been
that many businessmen and workers
think that money is the only objective
of their labors and they are missing the
greater satisfaction of life of being
proud of the quality produced by their
efforts. Every line of business here can
be improved to the great satisfaction of
the owners, employees and customers.
It will take considerable study on the
part of the owners and a definite train-
ing program for the employees to teach
them the duties of their jobs towards
their employer and his customers and
inspire them with a pride in doing tho
job right. An Association of businessmen
would be of great value in establishing
standards and organizing training pro-
grams.
A man likes to live in a community
where his children have a chance to
make careers for themselves as good ap
or better than he has made for himself.
He wants schools, hospitals, playgrounds
and employment opportunities for them.
Some of these are necessarily provided
by the Government on demand of tlp
citizens but many times the Government
does not recognize the demand until thu
people themselves show their desires by
putting their own time and money into
community enterprises and proving the
value. High schools and colleges were
first established by the people them-
selves long before any Government
thought it worthwhile to spend the tax-
payers' money. The same was true of
hospitals, playgrounds, etc. Community
enterprises, therefore, must be started
and encouraged to provide these things
and also to give citizens the satisfaction
of having a part in accomplishing some-
thing for themselves as well as others.
In conclusion I wish to say that the
matter of Aruba's future development
to give greater satisfaction in life to all
its inhabitants is in their own hands,
encouraged and directed by the ambiti-
ous leaders of the community.
The job does not require the establish-
ment of universities here to make doc-
tors, lawyers and engineers, but only
the concentrated effort by us in our own
businesses in inspiring, training and di-
recting the people we come in contact
with in attaining higher ideals of service.
Playgrounds, clubs, and organizations have an increasingly
important role in Aruba's development.
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JULY 20 1945 ARUA ESSO NEWS
JULY 20, 1945 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5
BASEBALL
SCORES
July 1
Garage 19
Dodgers 4
Battery 814 6
Cerveceria 3
Battery 253 13
Cafenol 3
Dutch Army 11
San Lucas 4
July 8
Savaneta 9
Cafenol 0
Dodgers 11
Venezuela 7
Cerveceria 1
San Lucas 1
The Cerveceria San Lucas game is
under discussion; game stopped at
fourth inning because of disputed deci-
sion.
(Battery 814 and Battery
253 game postponed)
SCHEDULE
July 22
9:30 a.m. Field
Venezuela vs. Savaneta L.S.P.
Garage vs. Battery 814 S.N. Jr.
2:00 p.m.
Cerveceria vs. Dutch Army L.S.P.
Dodgers vs. Battery 253 S.N. Jr.
July 29
9:30 a.m.
Battery 814 vs. Cafenol L.S.P.
San Lucas vs. Savaneta S.N. Jr.
2:00 p.m.
Battery 253 vs. Dutch Army L.S.P.
Garage vs. Cerveceria S.N. Jr.
August 5
9:30 a.m.
Savaneta vs. Battery 253 L.S.P.
Cafenol vs. Garage S.N. Jr.
2:00 p.m.
Dodgers vs. San Lucas L.S.P.
Venezuela vs. Battery 814 S.N. Jr.
BATTING AVERAGES
(10 highest, after July 8 games)
William Dowers .600
Juan Maciera .555
Sgt. P. Julia .539
Gregorio Hodge .529
J. G. Laveist (di Maggio) .500
Benito Navarro .500
Lino Saurez .500
E. Ruiz Demas .500
T. Lake .385
Pantin .333
Some of these averages will take a
nose-dive in coming weeks, as they are
based on play in only one game. Most
of them, however, cover up to three
games.
Spectators, Entrants, and Prizes Numerous at L.H. Meet
Competing for more than 60 valuable
prizes donated by business houses and
private individuals, a long list of en-
trants kept a huge crowd of spectators
entertained at the Lago Club's grounds
all afternoon July 4. The Lago Heights
Advisory Committee (see page 1), to-
gether with assisting officials, can take
credit for one of the best sports meets
ever staged there.
Prize-donors (a listing of whom took
up most of the program's reverse side)
were generous, with prizes ranging from
wrist watches to lottery tickets, and
from 50-gallon gasoline books to cash
donations of Fls. 50. Displayed at the
Club for some time before the meet,
they made the competition keen and
entry lists full.
It would be impossible to mention all
who had anything to do with making it
a success, but the hard working officials
were:
Judging Committee: C. Hunte, R.
D'Abreu, C. Bristol, D. Persaud.
Tape: F. D'Amil, A. Stevenson.
Starters: E. Tulloch, B. Viapree.
Timekeepers: F. Gilkes, L. Khan.
Prize Recorders: J. Geerman, M. Trott.
Stewards: J. de Vries, L. Stoute, N. Bap-
tiste, B. Dirksz, E. Rankin, I. Chin, G.
Rufus, W. Wellman, W. Emanuels, and
A. Gonsalves.
Bell: H. Grant.
Groundsmen: G. Lawrence, R. Jailall, A.
Kalloo, S. Gomes, G. Libard.
Relief Men: H. M. Nassy, H. de Vries,
E. Hassell.
Announcer: B. Chand.
PICTURES IN COLUMNS 3 AND 43
1 J. Cox of the Electric Shop wins the high
Jump at 5 feet 7 inches, oing over with inches
to spare. Maxim Bernard had stayed with him
to 5 feet 4 inches, which Is his height, but be-
yond that the longer underpinnings of the winner
made the difference. Toddle Johnson was third
at S 1.
2 Eight starters line up west of Sabanota for
the five-mile run. Left to right are K. Tulloch,
official starter, and runners H. Lopez, R. Henry,
C. George, C. Bonadle, H. Ibrahim, R. Watts, I.
Brewster, and C. Nickhes.
3 Willy Williams breaks the tape In the half.
mile race, with a little help from an enthusiastic
spectator. Rupert Sardine was second, and Cecil
Joaqulm came In third.
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(Ex'luslve of those given In picture captions)
100 yards, boys: Roberts, R. Da Silva,
C. Da Silva.
100 yards, men: R. Jackson, F. Clarks
K. Wong.
50 yards, girls: R. Brown, V. Dash, M.
Arrias.
Needle and thread: J. Pandt, A. Luck-
hoo, D. Syed.
220 yards: R. Jackson, F. Clarke, K.
Wong.
Egg and Spoon race: P. Hiencke, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.
50 yards, children: C. Da Silva, A.
Sharpe, T. Bakker.
440 yards: R. Watts, K. Kahn, C. Joa-
chim.
50 yards, women: P. Dash, V. Dash, O.
Brown.
Sack race: H. Lopez, M. Bernard, J.
Gonsalvez.
Relay race: first, team of R. Jackson,
F. Clarke, S. Cato.
Shot put: Barran, V. Lee, S. Wellman.
Long jump: R. Jackson, S. Cato, F.
Clarke.
100 yards, men (40 years and over): S.
Joseph, M. Trott, Tulloch.
50 yards, women over 20: M. Fistler, W.
Rohee, J. Pandt.
Mile run: I. Brewster, H. Ibrahim, E.
Crichlow.
Cricket factions have been quiet lately; the
only recent game was a friendly match played at
Lago Heights July 8 between the St. Eustatia
Cricket Club and the Allies C.C.
St. Eustatil batted first, all for 64 runs, and
the Allies followed with 203 runs for the less of
seven wickets.
S These bachelors are husky, but married men
are huskier, according to the tug-of-war results.
The bungalow men at the other end of the rope
won two out of three grunt-and-groans, with
Worleman as cptal..
4 Comic relief was provided by the donkey 6 Hugh Ibrahim, at extreme left, fleishl
race. This view Is actually the second finish of strongly to win the five-mile run, three minutes
the same race, with tin winner at loft completing before C. GOorge and six minutes before H.
his second lap before the seond-place burro Lopez.
finished the required one.
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6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
LONG SERVICE AWARDS
June, 1945 20-Year Buttons
Dominico Henriquez
Dominico Henriquez
Storehouse
C-a
Ambrosio Arends
Drydock
Pedro DeWindt
R. & S.
NEW ARRIVALS
A daughter, Cynthia Margaret, to Mr.
and Mrs. Augustin Williams, June 21.
A daughter, Shirley Lenell, to Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Varlack, June 21.
A son, Hector Juan Bautista, to Mr.
and Mrs. Jose Thijzen, June 24.
A son, John William, to Mr. and Mrs.
S Cary Daly, June 27.
A son, Leonard Leopold Bert, to Mr.
and Mrs. John Bacchus, July 1.
A daughter, Alicia Margarita, to Mr.
and Mrs. Juan Pimentel, July 2.
A son, Cuthbert St. Bernard, to Mr.
and Mrs. Percival Cox, July 2.
A son Leo Ricardo to Mr. and Mrs.
Eusebio Ras, July 2.
A daughter, Rita Ridella, to Mr. and
Mrs. Florienne Solomons, July 2.
A son, Basil Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Sepersaud, July 2.
A daughter, Diane Marie, to Mr. and
Mrs. Linus Harth, July 3.
A daughter, Lilli Renee, to Mr. and
Mrs. Rene Watchman, July 4.
A son, Colin Xavier, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Alleyne, July 5.
A daughter, Lucia Linda, to Mr. and
Mrs. Henri Lo-A-Njoe, July 6.
A son, Oslin Urbano, to Mr. and Mrs.
Urban Oduber, July 7.
A daughter, Sara Gracelis Minerva,
to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benjamin, July 7.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Croes,
S July 9.
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Roman Vroolyk
Marine
Bernardo Croes
Stewards
Marine Old-Timer Retires
A long series of farewell dances, teas.
smokers, and other events that had gift
presentations on the program preceded
the final departure July 9 of John
VA e
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Stephen, Assistant Superintendent Engi-
neer in the Marine Dept., who is retiring
to Scotland after Aruba service dating
back to 1927.
Mr. Stephen and his wife leave a host
of good friends, and took with them
countless good wishes.
Carlos Maduro
Marine
10-Year Buttons
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Leon Froston
Samuel Conner
George Tremus
Estanislao Koolman
Acasio Vingal
Augustin De Mei
Santiago Croes
Donald George
JULY 20, 1945
SERVICE SLANTS
Gerald Smith, 18, Navy-minded son of
General Manager L. G. Smith, recently
completed an intensive course in radio
fundamentals at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Center.
war- rw .T TAOi Sero / fS you -
Curtis Leonard is now a Resident In-
spector of Navy Materials, with a rat-
ting of 3rd Class Petty Officer, Specia-
list "O". The "O" stands for Oil, which
has been more or less a lifelong connec-
tion with Curtis. He is stationed at Long
Beach, California, has his wife with him,
and expects to be there for some time.
Cvrtis' younger brother, Thomas V.
jr., (best known as "Pete") is some-
where in the Pacific, serving as a Fire-
man 1st Class on the U.S.S. Husser.
6ICT-l^-l'JWm
JO OYL, WHO KEEPs HI? MACHINE
WELL LUGRICATED THFFRy AdVnOti"N.
fl SERtol'Tlr.,T'' i-' qll N3j CQEARPOWNS.
Wilber Self Gets "C.Y.I."
FIs 200 Award for Self Early Registration Required
o S To Vote Outside Home District
Stewards
Commissary
Commissary
Boiler
Utilities
Drydock
Gas Plant
Personnel
Accounting
Lake Men Complete 20
Two Lago Shipping Company men
rounded out 20 years of service with the
fleet recently. They are Captain William
Craig and Chief Engineer William Mc-
Phee, who joined up in Glasgow on the
same day, June 1, 1925.
When construction was completed on
the SS Invercaibo (which is now the
dredge on continuous duty at the en-
trance to Lake Maracaibo since 1938),
they were in the ship's first crew, bring-
ing her from Scotland to Aruba, Craig
as First Officer and McPhee as 4th
Engineer.
Captain Craig received his first com-
mand with Lago Shipping on March 31.
1927, while Mr. McPhee, who is now on
the SS San Cristobal, became a Chief
Engineer November 25, 1931.
Featuring "Coin Your Ideas" presen-
tations during June was an award of
Fls. 200 to Wilber Self of Light Oils
Finishing. He worked out a revised oper-
ating procedure on No. 11 Crude Still
which under certain conditions increases
the yield of a gas oil product.
Two awards of Fls. 50 were made: an
initial award to Percy Douglas for his
suggestion to install a platform at ser-
vice water pumps in No. 2 Powerhouse,
and a supplemental award to George
Larson for a suggested device for wash-
ing wire electrodes on the Acid Plant
precipitators.
Lewis Johnson received Fls.
his suggested change in the
system of the contact plants at
Plant.
30 for
cleaning
the Acid
Awards of Fls. 10 went to John Lash-
ley (change in lighting system at gate-
way traffic islands); Esteban Rodriguez
(install platform at blockvalve on line
west of tank 159); Herman Lopez (new
type distillation board remover at No. 1
Laboratory); Maude Thomas (switch on
telephone at Girls' Dormitory); and Do-
minico Christiaans (walkway west of
Low Octane Plant).
Jan A. Croes of the Drydock received
commendation for his suggestion to in-
stall a water cooler on the Butterworth
Dock.
A recent Government notice will be of
interest to employees who wish to cast
votes in the forthcoming election of Cu-
raqao Legislative Council members. Th.
following is a translation:
"1. Voters whose names appear on the
official list of voters for the Electoral
District of Aruba and who wish to vote
in the Electoral District of Curacao must
submit a declaration to that effect in
person to the undersigned not later than
30 days prior to November 5, 1945, which
is Election Day for Curagao Legislative
Council members. Forms for such de-
claration are obtainable free of charge
at the office of the undersigned.
2. Voters who can produce acceptable
reasons for their absence on November
5 from the Electoral District in Aruba
where they are supposed to vote ac-
cording to the official list of voters, and
who are unable to be present in their
district within the hours of 8 a.m. and
6 p.m. on Election Day, shall, if they so
request, be given the opportunity to cast
their vote in such other Electoral Dis-
trict in Aruba as they designate. Such
request must be filed in person at the
undersigned's office 30 days prior to No-
vember 5, and forms are available free
of charge at the office of the under-
signed.
The Acting Lt. Governor,
Dr. L. C. Kwartsz"
Aki ribs nos ta duna un blta general dl e Ce-
Shown above Is a general view of the Investlure remonia dl instalaclon cu a tuma lugA as Me-
ceremony held *t the San Nicolas Methodist thodist Church dl San Nicolas dia I dl Jull il
Church July 1 for Scouts Guides. Brownles. Cubs, Padvinders. Padvindsters. Brownies, Welpen y
and Rovers, units of the Nederland Padvindcrs. Voortrekkers, unidadnan dl "Nederlandse Pad-
District scout leader Robert Martin Is making a vinders". District Commlssarls Robet Martin ta
welcoming address. In the picture at left, Viola paplando un discurso dl blenvenida. Ribs pr-
Lake. captain of the Girl Guides, Is congratulate. tret n bands robne, Viola Lake. groepsl.lder di
Ing Gloria Thompson following the Investiture of Padvlndsters to feliclt Gloria Thompson, depues
the Brownes. Janesha Thomas, the Browales' dl Instalacldo dl Brownies. Janesha Tohmas, tel-
leader, and Dorah Hamlette, the littlet Brownie, der dl Brownies y Dorah Hamlette. e Brownie dl
leek *n. mas chikit tamb to ribs e pertrt.
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