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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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September 27, 1946
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VOL. 7, No. 13

It's been a
long long time...

In 1940 Neil Griffin went to Sumatra,
in the Netherlands East Indies, staying
there from March 15 to August 15 to
assist in starting up the new aviation
gasoline facilities in the Company re-
finery at Palembang. In May, 1940,
Ned Smith, a son of former General
Manager L, G. Smith, addressed a high
school graduation invitation to Neil in
the East Indies.

After travelling half-way around the
world, the invitation just missed Neil
in Sumatra when he left in August, and
between newly-formed censorship and
big black war clouds on the horizon, the
envelope quietly dropped out of sight
and lay low for about two years.

In early 1942, of course, the little
yellow men from Tokyo moved in on
the East Indies, and the graduation an-
nouncement, a symbol of a _ peaceful
kind of world, didn’t have a_ chance.
There is no telling now what con-
centration camp or dead-letter office it
was in, but it quietly gathered mildew
for another three years, until the atomic
bomb urged the Japs to go back to their
own rice fields,

After V-J Day, of course, the Nether-
lands East Indies had a good many more
important things to straighten out than
an invitation that was practically old
enough to go to school itself by that
time. So it continued to bide its time
for almost another year,

In June, 1946, it was sent to Hol-
land, but travel was in its blood by that
time, and the next month it turned up
again in Batavia, N.E.I.

Last week, six and a half years after
it was mailed, it dropped into Neil’s
postoffice box here, tired but happy. In
all, it had travelled 46,762 miles, or an
average speed of 7100 miles per year,
or eight-tenths of a mile per hour,

37-Year Old B’ Rouge Refinery
Passes Billion Barrel Mark

The Baton Rouge refinery of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
announced August 29 that it had that
day processed its one billionth barre]
of crudé oil. It was the first domestic
refinery in the Jersey Standard company
to achieve the figure,

The B, R, plant started operation in
1909, with 750 men and its chief
business the making of kerosene, Today,
37 years later, it has 8,500 employees
and is one of the Company’s greatest
domestic refineries,

(Lago processed its billionth barrei
a year and a half ago, in March, 1945,
after 16 years of operation, and is now
well into the second billion).

Long Service Awards
September, 1946

20-Year Buttons

Rudolph Croes, Pipe Department
Employed: September, 1926
All service in Aruba

Hendrik Wever, Marine Wharves
Employed: March, 1925
All service in Aruba

10-Year Buttons

Roman Thysen Col, Operations

Cecil Annamunthodo M, & C, Adm.
Sylvester Geerman Electrical
Sercial Vlaun Boiler
Victor Zievinger L.O.F.
Augusto Kelly Press, Stills
Jose Croes Gas Plant

Thomas Walters
Joseph Brown
Cornelis Geerman

Lago Police
Lago Police
Marine Wharves



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College Prof. Plans
Book on Aruba -Curagao

Dr. Royford Logan, head of the Dep-
artment of History at Howard Uni-
versity, Washington, D.C., visited Aruba
for a week early this month as part
of his preparation for writing a book
on the Curacao Territory. His _ trip,
taken during summer vacation at the
Negro university, included a month's
stay in Curacao, where he made an
extensive study of all historical records



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Dr. Royford Logan
available. ~

Dr, Logan, who was a Phi Beta Kappa
(top honorary scholastic fraternity)
during his higher education at Harvard
University, has published several books
of historical research. He became in-
terested in Curacao during the war,
when for a time he was of assistance to
Nelson Rockefeller’s office of Pan
American affairs,

One of his minor pleasures here was
learning that he could dispute a favorite
saying of one of his fellow-professors
at the university, This colleague insists
that "the history of the Caribbean area
can be written in one word—sugar”,
After seeing Aruba and Curacao’s great
refineries, Dr, Royford says he will put
up a strong claim for oil in Caribbean
development,

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KEEP 7EM_{/FLYING

L.P.D. Patrolman Nabs

German Stowaways

Roving Patrolman J. Hannaway of
the Lago Police Department met a
strange apparition near the Laundry
before dawn one morning last week. It
isn’t often you bump into two haggard
men drenched in oil and wearing two-
week beards. Accosted by the patrol-
man, they said they were off a ship but
had no passes, and asked the way to
town so they could buy clothes.

Patrolman Hannaway gave them direc-
tions and followed at a little distance,
and when the strangers were near the
Main Gate he blew his whistle and
shouted for reinforcements.

Taken into custody by the Dutch mili-
tary police, the pair admitted that they
were Germans, one of whom had been
in the army and the other in the Luft-
waffe. Stowaways on an American
tanker in the harbor, they slipped over-
board in the dark and swam for shore,
thinking that they were in Texas.

They had both been prisoners of war
in the U.S. during the latter part of the
war, and later had been transported to
the Russian zone of occupation in Ger-
many. Recently they escaped into Berlin,
and from there made their way to Le
Havre, France, where they stowed away
on the tanker with a two week’s supply
of food and water.

Their attempt to reach the United
States ended abruptly, for the same day
they came ashore they were on another
ship bound for France.

PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OiL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD



SEPTEMBER 27. 1946

Aprendiznan a Cuminza Bishita den Planta

Dia 14 di September, segun e pro-
grama nobo y extendj di Entrenamiento
pa Aprendiznan, esakinan a haci e pro-
mé di un serie di bishitanan den Planta.
Parti den gruponan di mas o menos 15,
e mucha-hombernan ta bishitaé un otro
lugar den Planta cada Dia-Sabra, duran-
te 6 Juna, pa nan por haya un idea con
Planta ta funciona,

E bishitanan ta inclui, Machine Shop,
Shipyard, Powerhouse, R. & S. y dock-
nan, Pressure Stills, Catalytic Cracking
Unit, Pipe Shop y Welding Shop.

Promé di cada bishita, un represen-
tante di e lugar cu lo worde bishita, ta
papia cu e mucha-hombernan na Edifi-
cio di Entrenamiento, pa conta nan kico
nan lo mira, kico nan mester ripard,
funcionamento di e lugar y con e ta
traha en coneccioOn cu otro lugarnan, e
entrenamiento necesario pa e jobnan,
y e reglanan di Seguridad cu mester
worde sigui. (Promé cu e bishita na
Powerhouse, nan a mira un pelicula es-
pecial riba electricidad).

E bishitanan ta dura un ora of un
ora y mei, Ora e muchanan bolbe na nan
klas, nan mester traha un rapport di
nan bishita, nan mester contesta pre-
guntanan tocante funcionamento di e
lugar, machiennan importante, instru-
mentnan of trabaonan cu nan mira y
reglanan di Seguridad cu a worde splica
na nan,

Den e programa nobo, 127 mucha-
hombernan ta den klas henter dia du-
rante e promé seis lunanan, promé cu
nan oranan worde parti entre klas y
entrenamiento practico na nan job,

Un shop banda di edificio di Entre-
namiento a worde regla temporalmente
pa e mucha-hombernan sinja uso di in-
strumentnan pa medio di demonstra-
cionnan, Asina cu por haya un stock
mas grandi di instrumentnan, nan lo
sinja traha cu nan,

E promé dianan di e programa a in-
clui, lecturanan riba Seguridad, pelicu-
lanan di Seguridad y un pelicula educa-
cional di un viahe na Sur América.

Riba e portret aki nos ta mira e grupo di aprendiznan cu a bishita Cold Storage dia 14 di Sep-

tember. E muchanan ta den e kamber di berdura di Cold Storage unda temperatura ta 40° F.;

sigur cu nunca nan no a sinti tanto frieuw asina. (Promé cu esey nan tabata den e kamber di

carnl, unda temperatura tabata 15°). Riba pagina 2 tin mas portret di e bishitanan den Planta
di aprendiznan.



These boys on an apprentice field trip don’t show it, but they are colder than they have ever been

in their lives. They are In the vegetable room of the Cold Storage Plant, where the temperature is

40° Fahrenheit. (They had just left the meat room, where it was 1S°). For other field trip pic-
tures, see page 2.

Atom Bomb Merit Certificate Received by Lagoite

Harry P, Smith of
Colony Service was the
recipient recently

of a
certificate from the War ao.

Department acknowledg-
ing his "’...work essential
to the production of the
Atomic Bomb, thereby
contributing to the suc-
cessful conclusion of
World War II...”

As personnel manager
of the Kellex Corpor-
ation, the company res-
ponsible for the design
and engineering of a
major part of the mam-
moth Oak Ridge install-
ation in Tennessee, he
was charged with the
task of recruiting and as-
sembling all the field
scientific and engineering personnel for
the company, For nearly two years he
was in contact with some of the most
famous scientists and engineers of our
time, and he says that talking to those
men and knowing what they have done
is an easy way to realize how insign-
ificant most of us are.

When Mrs, Smith, who had also work-
ed at the Oak Ridge project, arrived
here in Aruba, Harry found out that
she possessed a citation too, Previous
to this he had no idea that she had been
awarded one, That, he said, was an

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Above, the War Department's award to Harry Smith.

indication of the tremendous — secrecy
attached to the manufacture of the
Atom Bomb and was the result of the
intensive training and _ indoctrination
in secrecy given to all persons who had
anything at all to do with the Oak Ridge
project, and of their habitual lack of
communication with each other con-
cerning the job.

Among the souvenirs of his work he
rates high the goggles worn by Com-
mander Parsons, bombardier on the
fateful flight over Hiroshima over a
year ago,







Aruba Ess

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



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Simon Coronel
Sattaur Bacchus
Bipat Chand
Gordon Ollivierre



Friday, October 18. All copy must reach the editor in

| The next issue of the Arusa Esso News will be distributed
the Personnel building by Friday noon, October 12

Telephone 523

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(Aki ‘riba)

Handschoen ta masha necesario pa
levelman, pumper, treater y otronan cu
ta habri kraanchi, of ta traha cu yabi
Mes necesario cu zapato di Seguridad
ta pa Blacksmith, bril di Seguridad pa
un Machinist, of sombré di Seguridad
pa un Rigger, Trahando cu un kraanchi
of cu un yabi, mannan mester tene »
ranka duro pa haci e trabao— hopi bez
metaal tin puntanan skerpi, cu ta corta,
raska of golpia dede of mannan si nan
slip.

Handschoen di trabao, mescos cu za-
patonan di Seguridad, ta worde bendj
na Comisario, na precio di costo, '
empleado di Process cu tin dos dei di
sintir no ta permiti su mes di no usa
handschoen di trabao.

(Aki ‘riba, Carlos Nicolas Croes ua
gauger na Transfer Pumphouse ta ha-
bri un kraanchi, mientras cu su hand-
schoennan di trabao ta protega su man-

nan, )

NEW ARRIVALS

Keith













Vincent, to Mr. and
- and Mrs. Bertran-

and Mrs



and Mrs. Paul

Arthur, to Mr. and Mrs. Colin
en Stephanie, to Mr. and Mra.
August 26.

Livinia Augusta, to Mr. and Mrs.
26

Grandwill, to Mr. and Mr Ges-
st 26



and, to Mr. and Me

/ and Mrs. Eugenio Van

and Mrs. Jacobus Croes,

, Albino Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
August 29
»bert Winston, to Mr. and Mrs, Sand-
rbatch, September 2,
A dav Diana Venice, to Mr. and Mrs.
Iaurence Donald, September 4.
A daughter, Clara Marcela, to Mr. and Mrs.
elino Mathilda, September 4.
on, Hyancintho Rudolfo, to Mr. and Mrs
Francisco Croes, September
A daughter, Leona Armanda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Theodulio Nicholson, September 6.
A daughter, Althia Melvina, to Mr. and Mrs,






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James John ptemh

A son, Bertrando abriel, to Mr. und Mrs
Matias Van der Linde, September 6.

A son, McKinle: to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas




Alves,. September

A son, Jesus Mari, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincente
Mareano, September 8.

A daughter, Vannie Noreen, to Mr. and Mrs
James Fox, September 8,

A daughter, Althia Sevarina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Brooks, September 10.

A daughter, Anna Jacinta, to Mr. and Mrs.
Evaristo Croes, September 10.





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



Luciano Wever
Simon Geerman
Henwey Hirschfeld
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando Da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Pedro Odor
— Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
Alvin Texeira
Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edward Larmonie
Edgar Connor
Mario Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber

John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Eoury
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rajroop



‘Departmental Reporters

(Dots indicate that reporter has turned In a tip for this



SEPTEMBER 27, 1946



issue)

Hospital

Storehouse
Instrument

Electrical

Labor

Drydock

Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeieanu

L. O. F.

Pressure Stills
0.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Accounting
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3

ago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
Catalytic

Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Pai
Machine
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commi y
Plant Commiss:
Laundry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Garage

Personnel

Sports

Special









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Levelman,

saler's price plus

Apprentices are shown below on one of the first of the field trips in
which they will see the plant at close range during the next six months.
In the two top pictures and at lower left, a group sees the Powerhouse
and Ice Plant, with assistant general foremen E.
explaining as they go along. At lower right, another group gives close
attention as Leonard Volney points out some of the Cat Plant's control

equipment.



Women Start New Clubhouse

The Cosmos Club, an organization of
Lago Heights women, will soon have
a brand new clubhouse in which to
carry on its activities, The cornerstone
laying ceremony was held September
7, with George Lawrence of the Gas
Plant doing the honors, It was well at-
tended by the members, their husbands,



pumpers,
valves and handle wrenches find gloves as important
in their work as safety
goggles to a machinist,
Whether handling a valve wheel or a wrench, it takes
a tight grip and a strong pull to do the work — and
often metal has sharp points or bumps that can cut,
scratch, or bruise fingers or hands if there's a slip.
Work gloves, like safety shoes, are sold at the Com-
missary for the exact out-of-pocket cost: that is, whole-

charges included.
afford to be without them.



treaters, and others who turti

shoes are to a blacksmith,
or safety hats to a rigger.

duty, with no freight or overhead
A smart process employee can't

(Opening a valve at left, with his hands well-protected by gloves, 1s
Carlos Nicolas Croes, a gauger at the Transfer Pumphouse).

Wade and J. Armstrong

and friends of the club, and _ the
champagne served to all the guests add-
ed greatly to the festive spirit of the
occasion, With the completion of the
new building the organization will have
a place exclusively for its own use for
the first time since its founding.

The club, which was formerly known
as the Home and Health Club, has been
operating for about three years and now



Apprentices Train

With Field Trips

The recently-expanded apprentice
training program went into high gear
September 14, with the first of a six-
months series of refinery field trips.
Divided into groups of about 15, the
boys each Saturday visit a new unit or
area for a closeup view of the plant and
how it runs,

The eight trips scheduled through
November 2 include visits to the
Machine Shop, Shipyard, Powerhouse,
R. & S, and docks, Pressure Stills,
Catalytic Cracking Unit, and the Pipe
and Welding Shops.

Before each trip, a representative
from the unit to be visited talks to the
boys at the Training Building, telling
them what to expect to see, things to
look for, the function of the unit and
how it works with other units, the
training required for its various jobs,
and the safety rules to be followed.
(The Powerhouse trip is preceded by a
special "’movie” on electricity).

The actual tours of the units take
from an hour to an hour and a half,
Afterwards the boys return to class-
rooms and write a report on their trip,
answering questions on what the unit
does, what important machines, instru-
ments, or pieces of work they saw, and
what safety devices or rules were ex-
plained to them,

In the new program, the 127 boys are
in classes all day for the first six
months before starting the divided
schedule of classwork and _ practical
training on the job.

A shop has been set up in temporary
quarters next to the Training Building,
where the boys are learning the use of
tools by demonstration methods, As
soon as a larger stock of tools can be
secured, they will learn by actually
working with them,

The early days of the new program
included safety lectures, safety films,
and the showing of an educational travel
film on South America,

Aki bao nos ta mira aprendiznan durante e promé bishita di un serle cu
fo tuma lugar tur Dia Sabra durante seis luna. Riba e dos portretnan
mas ariba y na banda robez mas abao, un grupo ta mira Powerhouse y
ice Plant, mientras cu assistant general foreman E. Wade y J. Armstrong
ta duna splicacion. Na banda drechi, mas abao, un otro grupo ta pone
atencion mientras cu Leonard Volney ta mustra algun control di Cat Plant.

numbers around twenty-four members,
It is planned to devote a major part of
the club’s activities to sports and to a
larger children’s program.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Semi-Monthly Payroll
September 16—30 Tues. October 8
Monthly Payroll

September 1—30 Wed. October ®









SEPTEMBER 27, 1946 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
——————————

| INERYV.O ce Y
VIEWS





wn here just nfter the graduation ceremony August 28 are the
inirtoen members of the 1944 Basic Instrument Job Training Course.
With instructor W. A. Koopman at the far left, they are A. E. Alleyne,
C. W. A. Wijntuin, A. Benoit, G. A. Berend, W.. Chichester,
N. L. Lewis, J. G. Ridderstap, J. L. Grovell, J. M. Nicholson, 4.
A. Trimon, | D. A. Edwards, C. L. Raimie, and G. Duarte-E. The
course lasted two years and covered the fundamentals of pressure,
flow, and temperature. After the ceremony the men presented Mr.
Koopman with a handsome and useful portable bar as a token of

their appreciation for his efforts.



She's on the road to stardom, says Universal

Studios. It's Paula Drew, a Detroit girl, and

the name of her first picture, like the costume,
is "Slightly Scandalous”.

A sad commentary on the ambition of Colony
bachelors Is the appearance of this sign on the
porch of Bachelor Quarters No. 6 last month.
Strangely it remained undisturbed, with no indig-
nant citizen tearing It down. Could it be that
these "old men’? (average age probably 27-32
years) are giving In to Father Time?

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. , The Aruba Flying Club’s inventory of planes
increased to six this month with the long-
. awaited arrival of this new Aeronca "'Chief’', a

side-by-side two seater. It uses a wheel instead

of a stick, first of this type here, and the manual

controls have to be handled with the left hand.

That’s mechanic Miguel Felipe at left and

Hamilton Blaize at right, who helped assemble
the ship.

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€ criatura aki ta Paula Drew, Su promé film
fo ta "Slightly Scandalous’, un flim Universal.



Taking advantage of the presence on the island of the all-girl Anacaona Band, one of the best

entertainment attractions to hit Aruba in some time, the Lago Club held a hugely successful dance

September 12. The band, which hails from Cuba, thrilled the capacity crowd with its excellent

music. Above, nine of the ten lovely and talented girls are photographed by Samuel Rajroop at

3 a.m. after countless encores. (The men are Lago Club assistant manager Staniey Gouveia at

left and manager Clement St. Aubyn in the center.) After leaving Aruba the band’s next stop was
to be Caracas where it is scheduled to fulfill radio contracts.



E dos Indjannan chikito
aki ta Olga y Myrna, se
gun nan a bisa nos. Nan
tabata na caminda pa
bai mira parada di Anja
di La Reina. ESSO
NEWS tin un portret
extra di e muchanan, y
si nan mayornan ta de-
sed di hayé nan por bin
buské na oficina na B.
Q. No. 3.

£ handa "'Anacaona” di Cuba cu ta consisti unicamente di mucha-muher tabata un gran éxito na
Aruba na cuminzamento di luna. E banda a toca pa varios balianan cu tabata masha concuri. Aki
bao nos ta mira e damsnan hunto cu gerente y sub-gerente di Lago Club, despues di un balia dia
12 di September. Saliendo di Aruba e damsnan a biaha pa Caracas, unda nan fo toca pa radio.



Two little "Indians'’ all
dressed up and with
some place to go. Snap-
ped on their way to see
the Queen's Birthday
parade, the pair — said
they were Olga and
Myrna, but weren't sure
beyond that point. (The
Esso News has an ex-
tra print which — the
parents may have if
they will call at the of-
fice in B. Q. No. 3).





PER EMPLOYEE



The size and wide scope of the
Company's operations are shown in
these maps and charts from tho
1945 Annual Report of the Standard
Oil Company (N.J.)

The illustration below shows that
for each employee on the payroll
Jersey and its affiliated companies
have invested $ 22,600 in property,
plant, and equipment. The gross
value of capital investments in lands
leases, exploration costs, refineries,
pipe lines, tankers, and other pro-
perties necessary te provide 108,000
jobs was $ 2, 441,942,488 at the end
of 1945,



INVESTMENT

IN PROPERTY,





SEPTEMBER 27, 1946



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KPI ENIES OF
JEkSEL APIA TES,

Oil was produced by Jersey affiliates before the war on
a substantial scale in Rumania and Hungary and, on a much
smaller scale, in England, Germany, and Italy. The top map
shows the location of refineries of affiliates in England, France,
Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Rumania. (In the Near
East oil regions, not shown, Jersey has an | 1-7/8 per cent
participation in the Iraq Petroleum Company.)

The map above shows South America's greatest store of
petroleum in the northern part of the continent; Venezuela is
the world's second largest oil-producing nation. Company
affiliates produce or refine oil in Venezuela, Aruba, Colombia,
Peru, and in the Argentine.

In the U.S.A. (below) largest production is in the Gulf
Coast region, largest refineries are in Texas, Louisiana, and
New Jersey. Last year the oil produced by affiliates in the
U. S. amounted to 9 per cent of the nation's total; their
refinery runs were 13 per cent of the total.



PORFIN ....

Na anja 1940 Neil Griffin a bai Su-
matra na Oost Indié, pa keda aya di 15
di Maart te 15 di Augustus, pa asisti
den establecimiento di facilidadnan pa
gasoline di aviacién na_ refinerja di
Compania na Palembang, Na Mei, 1940,
Ned Smith, jioe di ex-Gerente L, G,
Smith, a manda un invitacién pa su
graduacion di Aruba High School pa
Neil Griffin na Oost Indié,

Despues di biaha casi mitar mundo
rond, e invitacién a yega laat, opa cu
Neil a bai di Sumatra caba, y_ entre
censura y nubianan preto di guerra e
envelope a bai for di bista pa dos anja.

Na cuminzamento di anja 1942, ora cu
e hombernan chikito cu wowo di knoops-
gat a drenta Oost Indié, e invitacién,
simbolo di mundo pacifico, no tabatin
ningun chens, Ningun hende no por bi-
sa den cual campo di concentracién of
den cual oficina pa carta sin destino e
tabata, di tur moda el a keda ta cria
beskein tres anja mas, te ora atomic
bom a pone e Japonesnan corre bolbe
back na nan mes cunucu di arroz,

Despues di V-J day, Oost Indié taba-
tin hopi cos mucho mas importante di
haci, di bai regla un invitacién pa ungra-
duaci6n di school, cu tabata asina bieuw
cu casi e mes por a cuminza bai school,
Pues el a keda ta warda su ora yega,
te un anja a bolbe pasa, Na Juni 1946
e carta a bai Holanda, pero parce cu
e tabata prefera calor di Oost Indié ri-
ba frieuw di Holanda, y su siguiente
luna e tabata na Batavia,

Siman pas4, 615 anja despues cu el a
worde gepost, e invitacién a yega den
box di Neil Griffin, maria ainda pero
feliz di a alcanz4 su destino, Na tur el
a biaha 46,762 milla, cu ta sali na 7100
pa anja of 8/10 parti di un milla pa ora,



Patrolman Hannaway a Topa cu
Aleman den Planta Siman Pasa

Patrolman J. Hannaway di Lago
Police Department a mira dos individuo
stranjo banda di Laundry net promé cu
di dia a habri, siman pasa. No ta tur
ora bo ta topa dos homber tur na azeta
y cu barbanan di dos siman bieuw. Ora
cu e patrolman a topa nan, nan a bisa
cu nan a baha for di un vapor, pero cu
nan no tabatin pas, y nan a puntra unda
caminda pa stad ta pa nan cumpra pajfia.

Patrolman Hannaway a duna nan di-
reccién y el a sigui nan na cierto dis-
tancia, y ora e stranheronan tabata
banda di Main Gate el a supla su fluit
y el a grita pidi yudanza di mas watch-
man.

Polies militair holandes a hiba e hom-
bernan, y nan a admiti cu nan ta Ale-
man, un tabata den ehército y e otro den
“Luftwaffe”. Nan a sconde abordo di un
tanker Americano den haaf, y nan a
baha keto-keto den scuridad, landa yega
tera, keriendo cu nan tabata na Texas.

Tur dos tabata prisonero di guerra na
Merca durante e ultimo parti di guerra,
y despues nan a worde transporta na
zone ocupa Rusiano na Alemania. Re-
cientemente nan a hui drenta Berlin, y
djei nan a yega Le Havre, Francia, unda
nan a subi scondi abordo di un tanker
cu cuminda y awa pa dura dos siman.

Nan esfuerzonan pa yega Merca
tabata en vano; mes dia cu nan yega
tera nan tabata abordo di un otro vapor
na caminda pa bolbe Francia.

Sirvienta Honra cu Medalia di Brons

Condecoraciénan na ciudadanonan di
teritorio di Cwracao anuncia reciente-
mente den korantnan di Willemstad, ta
inclui un medalia di brons na Senorita
Matilda Antera, sirvienta cerca familia
S. N. Eeury durante 25 anja.

Promé cu esey el a traha algun anja
na cas di Notaris L. Kwartsz, unda e
tabata mira pa Gezaghebber Kwartsz,
tempo cu e tabata mucha.

E honor di La Reina ta como recono-
cimiento pa servicio largo y fiel.

Because stowaways leaving Europe
may be on the increase, local civil police
suggest that Aruba residents be on the
lookout for suspicious characters, and
report possible cases to the proper
authorities.





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SEPTEMBER 27, 1946

Give 31 Winners Fls. 905
In August “C.Y.1.” Awards

Two high men shared the spotlight
in the August crop of 31 "C.Y,I.”
winners, At the top of the list was Ed
McCoart, who collected 300 guilders
for his idea to con- E
vert the Low Press- ff
ure and Viscosity i
unit's fired heaters
from solid wall to |
suspended wall con-
struction, A supple-
mental award of 150 Bakar
guilders went to | ;
Egbert Tjin-Kam-

Jet on his suggest-
ion concerning med-

E. McCoart
ical examinations
for employees.
(This one was
among those dis-

cussed recently in
the "Lamp Maga-
zine”, in an article
illustrating various

good ideas from
many parts of the
Company).



Awards of 50
guilders apiece went
to John Moore and Stanley Chapman for
suggesting respectively, improvements
to the scooter seats, and improving
safety in the use of pneumatic tools.

Other awards were:

John Smits, Fls. 15.00, change loca-
tion of valve in tar dist. line to evapor-
ators on visbreakers No, 9 and No, 10.

Adolfo Arends, Fls, 20.00, install steps
outside cashier’s office at Main Office
Building.

George Asregadoo, Commendation, in-
stall guard on Ford motor around fan
at the Hydroponics unit,

Charles Leverock, Fils. 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipelines to tank No,
478,

Charles Leverock, Fis, 20.00,
drainage west of tank No, 480.

Marchant Davidson, Fls. 15,00, install
collecting box on geist pipe cutting
machine at west end of Pipe Shop.

Cecil Bristol, Fils. 25.00, improve-
ments to fire fighting equipment.

Clyde Legore, Fls, 10.00, close
passageways in refinery for
reasons,

Charles Jardine, Fls, 10,00, new type
motor oil burner wrench.

Bernice Moore, Fls. 10.00, daily sub-
scription to Miami Herald for Personnel
Department,

Charles Jardine, Fls, 15,00, remove
various wooden steps at LEAR and re-
place them with ramps,

E. Tjin-Kam-Jet

drill

two
safety

Cecil Annamunthodo, Fis, 10,00,
eliminate safety hazard at revolving
gate at pathway to Lago Heights

Bachelor Quarters.

Juan Koolman, Fis. 15,00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley north of
tank No, 85 and west of tank No, 452.

McGilchrist Pope, Fls, 10.00, change
name "Labor Camp” on payroll deduc-
tion statements,

Kenneth Brown, F's, 10,00, relocate
gauge glass on stripper tower at Isom-
erization Plant,

Reginald Chung-A-On, Fis, 10,00,
safety precautions for sewer of water
outlet of No, 2H. P, unit’s B, T, bottoms
box,

Oscar Jacobus, Fls, 10,00, install roof
in front of "Call for” windows at Plant
Retail Commissary,

Hector Simon, Fls, 10.00,
drain over east door on con
No. 11 Gasoil unit,

Byron Richards, Fls, 15.00, install
eee booth between tanks 116 &

Oliver Van Thol, Fis, 10,00, relocate
or install box around fire hydrant in the
vicinity of the Laundry,

Sidney Hek, Fis, 15.00, eliminate safe-
ty hazard on steel structure at Nos, 1
and 3 Crude Stills,

John Rawls, Fis, 20,00, install air
bottles on crude suction line at Central
Pumphouse,

Norris Nyack, Fls, 10.00, adequate
lighting for fuel oil temperature control
meter on Nos, 2, 3, 6, & 7 H. Bs:

Edwin Bachhus, Fis, 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at water meter in the
vicinity of the Lake Tanker dock,

relocate
trol house,



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Lake Fleet Arts and Crafts Exhibited at Marine Club

The first exhibition of Lake Fleet and
Shore Staff arts and crafts was spons-
ored by the Marine Club September 14,
with 28 paintings and a number of
handicrafts displayed. Several hundred
spectators attended, and the interest
shown proved it a success, The club
hopes to make the exhibit an annual oc-
currence, with the probability that the
first success will bring out additional
talent from the fleet in the future.

Mr, and Mrs, Don Blair acted as
judges, and Mrs, Blair, who presented
the awards, was introduced by Marine
Manager J. W. Woodward.

In the oil painting section, J. R.
Chancellor of the ’Cumarebo”’ took first
and second prizes, and S, A. Jones of
the Shore Staff took third. (Mr.
Chancellor also won the "best in show”
award).

Among the water-colorists, A. Kirt-
ley of the Marine Office won first, and
R, J. Storie, skipper of the ’’Sabaneta”
was second,

In the pencil drawing division, J. H.
Preston, third officer of the '’Maracay”,
was first, and Capt. Storie was second.

In the handicrafts, Captain C. E,
Wright of the "'Andino”’ was first, with
the doll house pictured below at right,
and Chief Engineer D. P, Smith of the
Inverlago was second,





E portretnan na banda drechi ta saka
durante un exhibicién cu tabatin na
Marine Club dos siman pasé pa homber-
nan di Lake Fleet, R. J. Chancellor di
”"Cumarebo” ta ricibiendo promé premio
pa su pinturanan riba e portret mas
ariba, Mei-mei, dos cuadro di e exhibi-
cién, Mas abao, un cas di popchi, hen-
teramente muebla, cu captan C, EB.
Wright di ’'Andino” a traha.



Maidservant Honored by Queen

Honors announced in the Willemstad
papers recently for citizens of Curacao
include a bronze medal in the order of
Orange-Nassau for Miss Matilda Antera,
who has been a servant in the S. N.
Ecury family for the past 25 years.

Some years before going to work with
the Ecurys, she had been with the family
of Notary L. Kwartsz, and took care of
Lt. Governor Kwartsz when he was a
child.

The honor from Queen Wilhelmina
was in recognition of long and faithful
service.

Lopez Gets More News
Concerning Missing Son



More recent information concerning
the death of his son, Victor, in a raid
over Brunswick, Germany was received
by L. G. Lopez of the Gas Plant. Word
from the War Department stated that
Victor, who for a long time was listed as
simply "missing in action”, was last seen
by his fellow crew members as they bail-
ed out of their stricken bomber April
8, 1944. Of the nine men able to get out
of the plane, four later turned up in
German hospitals, the bodies of three
were found, and the remaining two men,
including Victor, were never found.

Mr. Lopez has recently received
several documents from the government,
a Citation of Honor from the United
States Army Air Forces, a certificate
signifying the posthumous awarding of
the Purple Heart to his son, and a
special citation signed by President
Truman.

Sgt. John F. (Sandy) Whitney of the
R.A.F., son of J. F. Whitney of the Gas
Plant, visited Victor’s field in England
and saw him off on his last mission. The
two boys had been friends here in
Aruba, going to school together and
taking part in various activities here.

Charles Jardine, Fls, 15,00, change
cooling water drains on LEAR pumps.

Anselmo Croes, Fils, 10.00, instal!
whistle on doctor regenerating tanks,
Sweetening Plant.

Juan Koolman, Fils. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley west of
Tanks 117, 118 & 119,

At right, Bettina Blair presents
first prize for oll paintings to
4. R. Chancellor of the "'Cuma-
rebo", while Marine Manager
J. W. Woodward looks on at
right. A portion of the exhibit
can be seen in the background.





Below, a seascape painted by
Capt. Sydney Jones, now the
Shore Staff, and a_ realistic

jitled



scene inside a_ bus,



"Paral" (Stop), by Chancellor.

At the bottom of the page is a

two-story dollhouse, built by

Capt. C. E. Wright and furnish-

ed to the tiniest detail, includ-

ing a lighted table lamp on a
tiny plano.











Olympiad Observations

discovery of an outstanding
newcomer in the sprint races, C, Capri-
les of the Dutch Army; he should give
Reynold Jackson some stiff competition
in. the future...... stamina plus is J.
Thorne, almost wins the cross country
race and then goes on to win the mile

UY ce sre proof of the terrific heat of the
day— all concerned used 3,000 pounds
GL MCE wae no spills to mar the thrills

and fun of the cycle races, which turned
out to be among the most interesting
events of the day...... the band of
costumed (Arab?) warriors, — typified
by Leonard Turner of the Drydock,
pictured below, who entertained briefly

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with some impromptu entertainment......
wonder what became of the ham O.
Warner and L, James dragged down off
the greasy pole? .....

tress the crowd was thirsty—- 115 cases
of beer and 125 cases of soft drinks,
and then the stuff ran out on them......
the good food at Mrs, Tulloch’s booth
ee the good-natured crowd of thous-
ands milling around the Sport Park......
the Excelsior Community Brass Band’s
harmonies heard over the P.A. system....
not to forget the Pica-Pica Band, which

had won a prize in Oranjestad that
morning......
ana the very insistent clangor of Bell-

man H, Grant warning the contestants
that their events were coming up......
the impressive display of valuable prizes
exhibited at the grandstand...... the
usual set of discussions by the judges
to pick a winner in close events......

enisxs thanks to the hard working Utili-
ties men the crowd was able to hear all
that went on over the P. A. system......
the seemingly thousands of kids entered
in the events for youngsters......

The Queen’s Birthday was a good one
for Max Bernard of the Stenographic
Office. On his way to the Sport Park
with Esso News reporter Elric Crichlow
of the Catalytic Department Max passed
Corona Field where the Corona Sports
Meet was being held. The two men went
in, looked around, and upon hearing
that the high jump was open and that
ten guilders was the prize, Max entered
it. Ten minutes and three jumps later
he was on his way to the Sport Park
with the prize money safely stowed in
his pocket. Not satisfied with that Max
went ahead and took a second place in
the Olympiad high jump.

No prizes, no glory, but a good job
well done was the story of the Lago
Police Department men led by Lieuten-
ant Jan Oorthuis; they worked smoothly
from early till late to keep the center
of the field clear so that everyone in
the overflow crowd could see the events,

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ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Cricket Competition Nears Close
As Teams Struggle for Lead

With the results of one league already
known and the other soon to be con-
cluded, «the present cricket competition
in the Lago Sport Park is rapidly
drawing to a close. The Eastern League
was clinched by British Guiana, which
defeated Philipsburg 171 and 122 for
two, to the losers’ 46, in a match Sep-
tember 22.

The Western League is still in action,
however, with several more games to be
played. The whole story of the compe-
tition will be known in October when the
winners of both leagues will meet in the
deciding match.

In one of the last of the Eastern
League matches September 15, a new
record was set. J. A. Butts @f M. & C.
and W. Brown of the Training Division
established a record first wicket partner
ship of 108 runs playing for West Indian
against Dominica.

SCORES



Cricket
September 8
St. Eustatius 18
Sport Park 77
September 15
West Indian 171 for
Dominica 109 for all

Korfbal Knockout

September 16

Victoria (winner-default)
Xerxes —

T.O.F. 8
Jong Holland 0

Softball Tournament

September 8
Hollandia
Aruba Jrs.
Dutch Army 1
San Nicolas Jrs. 1
Victoria 2
Lago Sport Park
San Lucas
Caribe

He Ow

— wh

(postponed

September 16

an Nicolas Jra. 7
‘© Heights 6
R.C.A. 2
Hollandia 0
Aruba Jrs. (win—default)
San Lucas =



Caribe 7
Lago Sport Park 6
Dutch Army 4
Victoria 1

Surinam Wins Viana Cup

The Viana Football Tournament came
to a close September 19 with Surinam
defeating a strong B.G. team 3 to 0 at
Lago Heights Field. The teams were
closely matched and the final contest
was a real battle.

The tournament brought out the usual
rabid set of football fans who follow
their favorite team wherever it goes and
cheer its athletes lustily. The presenta-
tion match, which is to be played this
week, will be a real test of the winners’
skill, for they will face a composite team
made up of the best players on the
Trinidad, Jong Holland, and B. G. teams,
the other three in the competition.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 1946





Jeanne Mingo of Accounting was married to Raymond De Barros of the LEAR Plant at St.

Theresa's church in San Nicolas September 11. A small party at her brother's house in Saa-

neta followed the ceremony. Above she is surrounded by friends and is receiving from Luis do
Palm a check as a wedding gift from her fellow employees.

Petro - Fax

The first experiment to replace coal
with oil on naval vessels was made in
1864. The attempt being unsuccessful,
the matter was dropped for 20 years.
Now, all the world’s navies use oil
exclusively.

Weight of the diesel engine has been
reduced to 4 lb. per horsepower from its
prewar weight of 60 lb., as a result of
wartime engineering advances.

Alaska truckmen, driving at sub-zero
temperatures, add alcohol to their gas-
oline to keep it from freezing.

Demand for aviation gasoline has
declined about 75 per cent since the end
of the war, as a result of decreased mili-
tary demand.



To celebrate India’s new interim government
taking over, two Lago Heights football teams,
the East Indians and the Chinese, played a match
September 1. The East Indians won 1—0 on a
goal scored by Hy Mongroo. Above, the Chinese;
standing at left is M. Bernard (linesman),
C. Assang, K. Johnson, R. Chung-On, M. Wong,
C. Faria, and V. Lee. Kneeling are K. Tong,
R. Murray, K. Welch, K. Wong (bent over,
referee), D. Asshing, and J. Charles. Below are
the East Indians with referee Wong again in the
picture standing at the left, followed by H. Me-
dina, A. Kalloo, G. Lawrence (linesman), P. Gopie
and S. Bacchus. Kneeling are F. Huggins, H, Ro-
homan, G. Permaul, Z. Khan, B. Mongroo, T. Mun-
gal, and D. Harry. The pictures were taken by
Samuel Rajroop.



forth between Lago’s and C.P.I.M.’s golfers, shuttled again after the matches on the local

Tne much-travelled Smith-Noorduyn golf trophy, which has a way of shuttling back and |

course September 7 and 8, when Lage won a decisive victory. The 24 players are shown

at left below: In the front row left to right are Crippen, Scheurkogel, Fosbrook, Walker,

Watson, and Humann; back row, Tucker, Ellinghausen, Burkhard, Chod, McBride, Troost,

van Gelder, Richardson, Chaloner, Yates, Fuller, Lepelaars, van Wees, Clute, Turner, Ford,

Cross, and Kloosterman,. At right, Fuller and Cross talk it over, while Bud Ford of Cura¢ao
gets ready for a practise swing.

The last issue of the Esso News printe:

the names of seven Drydock men who
were going or had already left on their
long vacations. This issue goes even
farther. Nine names appear, all of th»
Drydock. Heading the list is Santiago
Vorst, a mechanic, who left for ten
weeks September 19. Next come Juan
Kock, a rigger corporal, Catalino se
Mey, a welder, Juan Donati, a machinist
helper, and Nicasio Bernadino, a mech-
anic, who all left for four weeks Sep-
tember 23. Pedro Bislick, a helper 0»
the pile driver, did the same thing on
the next day, Laborer Crismo Thiel lett
for his four weeks two days later on
the 25th. Nicasio Kelly, a rigger, will
start eight weeks and machinist Nicolas
de Cuba will start four weeks September
30.

In October, carpenter Francisco Odu-
ber will start four weeks on the first
day of the month and Ludwig Cornes
will go on October 8 for four weeks,
Recently return-
ed to Aruba for
a six-weeks visit

was Elliott
Maundy of
French St. Mar-
tin, Elliott work-
ed in the Elec-
trical Depart-
ment until the
time he received
a medical dis-
charge from the
Company two :
years ago, He was here to visit his
mother and two sisters before returning
to St. Martin, He plans to go to the
U.S.A. in December and prepare himself
for the study of Medicine at the Brook-
lyn Technical High School, Elliott
wanted to be remembered to all his
friends and fellow employees.

Ralph Lowhar of M. & C. left Septem-
ber 15 to spend what promised to be a
very happy 11 week vacation with his
mother in Chicaga, Illinois. He hasn’t
seen her for 32 years.

Three more long vacations at the
Drydock include Johannes Thiel, labor-
er, who left for four weeks on Septem-
ber 27; Sebastian Figaroa, mechanic
helper, starts six weeks on October 14;
and Francisco Bergen, fireman on the
piledriver, four weeks, starting October







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VOL. 7, No. 13

It's been a
long long time...

In 1940 Neil Griffin went to Sumatra,
in the Netherlands East Indies, staying
there from March 15 to August 15 to
assist in starting up the new aviation
gasoline facilities in the Company re-
finery at Palembang. In May, 1940,
Ned Smith, a son of former General
Manager L, G. Smith, addressed a high
school graduation invitation to Neil in
the East Indies.

After travelling half-way around the
world, the invitation just missed Neil
in Sumatra when he left in August, and
between newly-formed censorship and
big black war clouds on the horizon, the
envelope quietly dropped out of sight
and lay low for about two years.

In early 1942, of course, the little
yellow men from Tokyo moved in on
the East Indies, and the graduation an-
nouncement, a symbol of a _ peaceful
kind of world, didn’t have a_ chance.
There is no telling now what con-
centration camp or dead-letter office it
was in, but it quietly gathered mildew
for another three years, until the atomic
bomb urged the Japs to go back to their
own rice fields,

After V-J Day, of course, the Nether-
lands East Indies had a good many more
important things to straighten out than
an invitation that was practically old
enough to go to school itself by that
time. So it continued to bide its time
for almost another year,

In June, 1946, it was sent to Hol-
land, but travel was in its blood by that
time, and the next month it turned up
again in Batavia, N.E.I.

Last week, six and a half years after
it was mailed, it dropped into Neil’s
postoffice box here, tired but happy. In
all, it had travelled 46,762 miles, or an
average speed of 7100 miles per year,
or eight-tenths of a mile per hour,

37-Year Old B’ Rouge Refinery
Passes Billion Barrel Mark

The Baton Rouge refinery of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
announced August 29 that it had that
day processed its one billionth barre]
of crudé oil. It was the first domestic
refinery in the Jersey Standard company
to achieve the figure,

The B, R, plant started operation in
1909, with 750 men and its chief
business the making of kerosene, Today,
37 years later, it has 8,500 employees
and is one of the Company’s greatest
domestic refineries,

(Lago processed its billionth barrei
a year and a half ago, in March, 1945,
after 16 years of operation, and is now
well into the second billion).

Long Service Awards
September, 1946

20-Year Buttons

Rudolph Croes, Pipe Department
Employed: September, 1926
All service in Aruba

Hendrik Wever, Marine Wharves
Employed: March, 1925
All service in Aruba

10-Year Buttons

Roman Thysen Col, Operations

Cecil Annamunthodo M, & C, Adm.
Sylvester Geerman Electrical
Sercial Vlaun Boiler
Victor Zievinger L.O.F.
Augusto Kelly Press, Stills
Jose Croes Gas Plant

Thomas Walters
Joseph Brown
Cornelis Geerman

Lago Police
Lago Police
Marine Wharves



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College Prof. Plans
Book on Aruba -Curagao

Dr. Royford Logan, head of the Dep-
artment of History at Howard Uni-
versity, Washington, D.C., visited Aruba
for a week early this month as part
of his preparation for writing a book
on the Curacao Territory. His _ trip,
taken during summer vacation at the
Negro university, included a month's
stay in Curacao, where he made an
extensive study of all historical records



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Dr. Royford Logan
available. ~

Dr, Logan, who was a Phi Beta Kappa
(top honorary scholastic fraternity)
during his higher education at Harvard
University, has published several books
of historical research. He became in-
terested in Curacao during the war,
when for a time he was of assistance to
Nelson Rockefeller’s office of Pan
American affairs,

One of his minor pleasures here was
learning that he could dispute a favorite
saying of one of his fellow-professors
at the university, This colleague insists
that "the history of the Caribbean area
can be written in one word—sugar”,
After seeing Aruba and Curacao’s great
refineries, Dr, Royford says he will put
up a strong claim for oil in Caribbean
development,

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L.P.D. Patrolman Nabs

German Stowaways

Roving Patrolman J. Hannaway of
the Lago Police Department met a
strange apparition near the Laundry
before dawn one morning last week. It
isn’t often you bump into two haggard
men drenched in oil and wearing two-
week beards. Accosted by the patrol-
man, they said they were off a ship but
had no passes, and asked the way to
town so they could buy clothes.

Patrolman Hannaway gave them direc-
tions and followed at a little distance,
and when the strangers were near the
Main Gate he blew his whistle and
shouted for reinforcements.

Taken into custody by the Dutch mili-
tary police, the pair admitted that they
were Germans, one of whom had been
in the army and the other in the Luft-
waffe. Stowaways on an American
tanker in the harbor, they slipped over-
board in the dark and swam for shore,
thinking that they were in Texas.

They had both been prisoners of war
in the U.S. during the latter part of the
war, and later had been transported to
the Russian zone of occupation in Ger-
many. Recently they escaped into Berlin,
and from there made their way to Le
Havre, France, where they stowed away
on the tanker with a two week’s supply
of food and water.

Their attempt to reach the United
States ended abruptly, for the same day
they came ashore they were on another
ship bound for France.

PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OiL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD



SEPTEMBER 27. 1946

Aprendiznan a Cuminza Bishita den Planta

Dia 14 di September, segun e pro-
grama nobo y extendj di Entrenamiento
pa Aprendiznan, esakinan a haci e pro-
mé di un serie di bishitanan den Planta.
Parti den gruponan di mas o menos 15,
e mucha-hombernan ta bishitaé un otro
lugar den Planta cada Dia-Sabra, duran-
te 6 Juna, pa nan por haya un idea con
Planta ta funciona,

E bishitanan ta inclui, Machine Shop,
Shipyard, Powerhouse, R. & S. y dock-
nan, Pressure Stills, Catalytic Cracking
Unit, Pipe Shop y Welding Shop.

Promé di cada bishita, un represen-
tante di e lugar cu lo worde bishita, ta
papia cu e mucha-hombernan na Edifi-
cio di Entrenamiento, pa conta nan kico
nan lo mira, kico nan mester ripard,
funcionamento di e lugar y con e ta
traha en coneccioOn cu otro lugarnan, e
entrenamiento necesario pa e jobnan,
y e reglanan di Seguridad cu mester
worde sigui. (Promé cu e bishita na
Powerhouse, nan a mira un pelicula es-
pecial riba electricidad).

E bishitanan ta dura un ora of un
ora y mei, Ora e muchanan bolbe na nan
klas, nan mester traha un rapport di
nan bishita, nan mester contesta pre-
guntanan tocante funcionamento di e
lugar, machiennan importante, instru-
mentnan of trabaonan cu nan mira y
reglanan di Seguridad cu a worde splica
na nan,

Den e programa nobo, 127 mucha-
hombernan ta den klas henter dia du-
rante e promé seis lunanan, promé cu
nan oranan worde parti entre klas y
entrenamiento practico na nan job,

Un shop banda di edificio di Entre-
namiento a worde regla temporalmente
pa e mucha-hombernan sinja uso di in-
strumentnan pa medio di demonstra-
cionnan, Asina cu por haya un stock
mas grandi di instrumentnan, nan lo
sinja traha cu nan,

E promé dianan di e programa a in-
clui, lecturanan riba Seguridad, pelicu-
lanan di Seguridad y un pelicula educa-
cional di un viahe na Sur América.

Riba e portret aki nos ta mira e grupo di aprendiznan cu a bishita Cold Storage dia 14 di Sep-

tember. E muchanan ta den e kamber di berdura di Cold Storage unda temperatura ta 40° F.;

sigur cu nunca nan no a sinti tanto frieuw asina. (Promé cu esey nan tabata den e kamber di

carnl, unda temperatura tabata 15°). Riba pagina 2 tin mas portret di e bishitanan den Planta
di aprendiznan.



These boys on an apprentice field trip don’t show it, but they are colder than they have ever been

in their lives. They are In the vegetable room of the Cold Storage Plant, where the temperature is

40° Fahrenheit. (They had just left the meat room, where it was 1S°). For other field trip pic-
tures, see page 2.

Atom Bomb Merit Certificate Received by Lagoite

Harry P, Smith of
Colony Service was the
recipient recently

of a
certificate from the War ao.

Department acknowledg-
ing his "’...work essential
to the production of the
Atomic Bomb, thereby
contributing to the suc-
cessful conclusion of
World War II...”

As personnel manager
of the Kellex Corpor-
ation, the company res-
ponsible for the design
and engineering of a
major part of the mam-
moth Oak Ridge install-
ation in Tennessee, he
was charged with the
task of recruiting and as-
sembling all the field
scientific and engineering personnel for
the company, For nearly two years he
was in contact with some of the most
famous scientists and engineers of our
time, and he says that talking to those
men and knowing what they have done
is an easy way to realize how insign-
ificant most of us are.

When Mrs, Smith, who had also work-
ed at the Oak Ridge project, arrived
here in Aruba, Harry found out that
she possessed a citation too, Previous
to this he had no idea that she had been
awarded one, That, he said, was an

gd States of Mey

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HMlanhattan District

Mhes ts tee Certify that

a OT Phen, 5 Bn

Washington, ©

Above, the War Department's award to Harry Smith.

indication of the tremendous — secrecy
attached to the manufacture of the
Atom Bomb and was the result of the
intensive training and _ indoctrination
in secrecy given to all persons who had
anything at all to do with the Oak Ridge
project, and of their habitual lack of
communication with each other con-
cerning the job.

Among the souvenirs of his work he
rates high the goggles worn by Com-
mander Parsons, bombardier on the
fateful flight over Hiroshima over a
year ago,




Aruba Ess

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



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Simon Coronel
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Bipat Chand
Gordon Ollivierre



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(Aki ‘riba)

Handschoen ta masha necesario pa
levelman, pumper, treater y otronan cu
ta habri kraanchi, of ta traha cu yabi
Mes necesario cu zapato di Seguridad
ta pa Blacksmith, bril di Seguridad pa
un Machinist, of sombré di Seguridad
pa un Rigger, Trahando cu un kraanchi
of cu un yabi, mannan mester tene »
ranka duro pa haci e trabao— hopi bez
metaal tin puntanan skerpi, cu ta corta,
raska of golpia dede of mannan si nan
slip.

Handschoen di trabao, mescos cu za-
patonan di Seguridad, ta worde bendj
na Comisario, na precio di costo, '
empleado di Process cu tin dos dei di
sintir no ta permiti su mes di no usa
handschoen di trabao.

(Aki ‘riba, Carlos Nicolas Croes ua
gauger na Transfer Pumphouse ta ha-
bri un kraanchi, mientras cu su hand-
schoennan di trabao ta protega su man-

nan, )

NEW ARRIVALS

Keith













Vincent, to Mr. and
- and Mrs. Bertran-

and Mrs



and Mrs. Paul

Arthur, to Mr. and Mrs. Colin
en Stephanie, to Mr. and Mra.
August 26.

Livinia Augusta, to Mr. and Mrs.
26

Grandwill, to Mr. and Mr Ges-
st 26



and, to Mr. and Me

/ and Mrs. Eugenio Van

and Mrs. Jacobus Croes,

, Albino Thomas, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
August 29
»bert Winston, to Mr. and Mrs, Sand-
rbatch, September 2,
A dav Diana Venice, to Mr. and Mrs.
Iaurence Donald, September 4.
A daughter, Clara Marcela, to Mr. and Mrs.
elino Mathilda, September 4.
on, Hyancintho Rudolfo, to Mr. and Mrs
Francisco Croes, September
A daughter, Leona Armanda, to Mr. and Mrs.
Theodulio Nicholson, September 6.
A daughter, Althia Melvina, to Mr. and Mrs,






M










James John ptemh

A son, Bertrando abriel, to Mr. und Mrs
Matias Van der Linde, September 6.

A son, McKinle: to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas




Alves,. September

A son, Jesus Mari, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincente
Mareano, September 8.

A daughter, Vannie Noreen, to Mr. and Mrs
James Fox, September 8,

A daughter, Althia Sevarina, to Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Brooks, September 10.

A daughter, Anna Jacinta, to Mr. and Mrs.
Evaristo Croes, September 10.





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Luciano Wever
Simon Geerman
Henwey Hirschfeld
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando Da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Pedro Odor
— Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
Alvin Texeira
Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edward Larmonie
Edgar Connor
Mario Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber

John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Eoury
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rajroop



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SEPTEMBER 27, 1946



issue)

Hospital

Storehouse
Instrument

Electrical

Labor

Drydock

Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeieanu

L. O. F.

Pressure Stills
0.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Accounting
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3

ago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
Catalytic

Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Pai
Machine
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commi y
Plant Commiss:
Laundry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Garage

Personnel

Sports

Special









<

Levelman,

saler's price plus

Apprentices are shown below on one of the first of the field trips in
which they will see the plant at close range during the next six months.
In the two top pictures and at lower left, a group sees the Powerhouse
and Ice Plant, with assistant general foremen E.
explaining as they go along. At lower right, another group gives close
attention as Leonard Volney points out some of the Cat Plant's control

equipment.



Women Start New Clubhouse

The Cosmos Club, an organization of
Lago Heights women, will soon have
a brand new clubhouse in which to
carry on its activities, The cornerstone
laying ceremony was held September
7, with George Lawrence of the Gas
Plant doing the honors, It was well at-
tended by the members, their husbands,



pumpers,
valves and handle wrenches find gloves as important
in their work as safety
goggles to a machinist,
Whether handling a valve wheel or a wrench, it takes
a tight grip and a strong pull to do the work — and
often metal has sharp points or bumps that can cut,
scratch, or bruise fingers or hands if there's a slip.
Work gloves, like safety shoes, are sold at the Com-
missary for the exact out-of-pocket cost: that is, whole-

charges included.
afford to be without them.



treaters, and others who turti

shoes are to a blacksmith,
or safety hats to a rigger.

duty, with no freight or overhead
A smart process employee can't

(Opening a valve at left, with his hands well-protected by gloves, 1s
Carlos Nicolas Croes, a gauger at the Transfer Pumphouse).

Wade and J. Armstrong

and friends of the club, and _ the
champagne served to all the guests add-
ed greatly to the festive spirit of the
occasion, With the completion of the
new building the organization will have
a place exclusively for its own use for
the first time since its founding.

The club, which was formerly known
as the Home and Health Club, has been
operating for about three years and now



Apprentices Train

With Field Trips

The recently-expanded apprentice
training program went into high gear
September 14, with the first of a six-
months series of refinery field trips.
Divided into groups of about 15, the
boys each Saturday visit a new unit or
area for a closeup view of the plant and
how it runs,

The eight trips scheduled through
November 2 include visits to the
Machine Shop, Shipyard, Powerhouse,
R. & S, and docks, Pressure Stills,
Catalytic Cracking Unit, and the Pipe
and Welding Shops.

Before each trip, a representative
from the unit to be visited talks to the
boys at the Training Building, telling
them what to expect to see, things to
look for, the function of the unit and
how it works with other units, the
training required for its various jobs,
and the safety rules to be followed.
(The Powerhouse trip is preceded by a
special "’movie” on electricity).

The actual tours of the units take
from an hour to an hour and a half,
Afterwards the boys return to class-
rooms and write a report on their trip,
answering questions on what the unit
does, what important machines, instru-
ments, or pieces of work they saw, and
what safety devices or rules were ex-
plained to them,

In the new program, the 127 boys are
in classes all day for the first six
months before starting the divided
schedule of classwork and _ practical
training on the job.

A shop has been set up in temporary
quarters next to the Training Building,
where the boys are learning the use of
tools by demonstration methods, As
soon as a larger stock of tools can be
secured, they will learn by actually
working with them,

The early days of the new program
included safety lectures, safety films,
and the showing of an educational travel
film on South America,

Aki bao nos ta mira aprendiznan durante e promé bishita di un serle cu
fo tuma lugar tur Dia Sabra durante seis luna. Riba e dos portretnan
mas ariba y na banda robez mas abao, un grupo ta mira Powerhouse y
ice Plant, mientras cu assistant general foreman E. Wade y J. Armstrong
ta duna splicacion. Na banda drechi, mas abao, un otro grupo ta pone
atencion mientras cu Leonard Volney ta mustra algun control di Cat Plant.

numbers around twenty-four members,
It is planned to devote a major part of
the club’s activities to sports and to a
larger children’s program.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
Semi-Monthly Payroll
September 16—30 Tues. October 8
Monthly Payroll

September 1—30 Wed. October ®






SEPTEMBER 27, 1946 ARUBA ESSO NEWS 3
——————————

| INERYV.O ce Y
VIEWS





wn here just nfter the graduation ceremony August 28 are the
inirtoen members of the 1944 Basic Instrument Job Training Course.
With instructor W. A. Koopman at the far left, they are A. E. Alleyne,
C. W. A. Wijntuin, A. Benoit, G. A. Berend, W.. Chichester,
N. L. Lewis, J. G. Ridderstap, J. L. Grovell, J. M. Nicholson, 4.
A. Trimon, | D. A. Edwards, C. L. Raimie, and G. Duarte-E. The
course lasted two years and covered the fundamentals of pressure,
flow, and temperature. After the ceremony the men presented Mr.
Koopman with a handsome and useful portable bar as a token of

their appreciation for his efforts.



She's on the road to stardom, says Universal

Studios. It's Paula Drew, a Detroit girl, and

the name of her first picture, like the costume,
is "Slightly Scandalous”.

A sad commentary on the ambition of Colony
bachelors Is the appearance of this sign on the
porch of Bachelor Quarters No. 6 last month.
Strangely it remained undisturbed, with no indig-
nant citizen tearing It down. Could it be that
these "old men’? (average age probably 27-32
years) are giving In to Father Time?

|
:
\



. , The Aruba Flying Club’s inventory of planes
increased to six this month with the long-
. awaited arrival of this new Aeronca "'Chief’', a

side-by-side two seater. It uses a wheel instead

of a stick, first of this type here, and the manual

controls have to be handled with the left hand.

That’s mechanic Miguel Felipe at left and

Hamilton Blaize at right, who helped assemble
the ship.

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ea

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€ criatura aki ta Paula Drew, Su promé film
fo ta "Slightly Scandalous’, un flim Universal.



Taking advantage of the presence on the island of the all-girl Anacaona Band, one of the best

entertainment attractions to hit Aruba in some time, the Lago Club held a hugely successful dance

September 12. The band, which hails from Cuba, thrilled the capacity crowd with its excellent

music. Above, nine of the ten lovely and talented girls are photographed by Samuel Rajroop at

3 a.m. after countless encores. (The men are Lago Club assistant manager Staniey Gouveia at

left and manager Clement St. Aubyn in the center.) After leaving Aruba the band’s next stop was
to be Caracas where it is scheduled to fulfill radio contracts.



E dos Indjannan chikito
aki ta Olga y Myrna, se
gun nan a bisa nos. Nan
tabata na caminda pa
bai mira parada di Anja
di La Reina. ESSO
NEWS tin un portret
extra di e muchanan, y
si nan mayornan ta de-
sed di hayé nan por bin
buské na oficina na B.
Q. No. 3.

£ handa "'Anacaona” di Cuba cu ta consisti unicamente di mucha-muher tabata un gran éxito na
Aruba na cuminzamento di luna. E banda a toca pa varios balianan cu tabata masha concuri. Aki
bao nos ta mira e damsnan hunto cu gerente y sub-gerente di Lago Club, despues di un balia dia
12 di September. Saliendo di Aruba e damsnan a biaha pa Caracas, unda nan fo toca pa radio.



Two little "Indians'’ all
dressed up and with
some place to go. Snap-
ped on their way to see
the Queen's Birthday
parade, the pair — said
they were Olga and
Myrna, but weren't sure
beyond that point. (The
Esso News has an ex-
tra print which — the
parents may have if
they will call at the of-
fice in B. Q. No. 3).


PER EMPLOYEE



The size and wide scope of the
Company's operations are shown in
these maps and charts from tho
1945 Annual Report of the Standard
Oil Company (N.J.)

The illustration below shows that
for each employee on the payroll
Jersey and its affiliated companies
have invested $ 22,600 in property,
plant, and equipment. The gross
value of capital investments in lands
leases, exploration costs, refineries,
pipe lines, tankers, and other pro-
perties necessary te provide 108,000
jobs was $ 2, 441,942,488 at the end
of 1945,



INVESTMENT

IN PROPERTY,





SEPTEMBER 27, 1946



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KPI ENIES OF
JEkSEL APIA TES,

Oil was produced by Jersey affiliates before the war on
a substantial scale in Rumania and Hungary and, on a much
smaller scale, in England, Germany, and Italy. The top map
shows the location of refineries of affiliates in England, France,
Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and Rumania. (In the Near
East oil regions, not shown, Jersey has an | 1-7/8 per cent
participation in the Iraq Petroleum Company.)

The map above shows South America's greatest store of
petroleum in the northern part of the continent; Venezuela is
the world's second largest oil-producing nation. Company
affiliates produce or refine oil in Venezuela, Aruba, Colombia,
Peru, and in the Argentine.

In the U.S.A. (below) largest production is in the Gulf
Coast region, largest refineries are in Texas, Louisiana, and
New Jersey. Last year the oil produced by affiliates in the
U. S. amounted to 9 per cent of the nation's total; their
refinery runs were 13 per cent of the total.



PORFIN ....

Na anja 1940 Neil Griffin a bai Su-
matra na Oost Indié, pa keda aya di 15
di Maart te 15 di Augustus, pa asisti
den establecimiento di facilidadnan pa
gasoline di aviacién na_ refinerja di
Compania na Palembang, Na Mei, 1940,
Ned Smith, jioe di ex-Gerente L, G,
Smith, a manda un invitacién pa su
graduacion di Aruba High School pa
Neil Griffin na Oost Indié,

Despues di biaha casi mitar mundo
rond, e invitacién a yega laat, opa cu
Neil a bai di Sumatra caba, y_ entre
censura y nubianan preto di guerra e
envelope a bai for di bista pa dos anja.

Na cuminzamento di anja 1942, ora cu
e hombernan chikito cu wowo di knoops-
gat a drenta Oost Indié, e invitacién,
simbolo di mundo pacifico, no tabatin
ningun chens, Ningun hende no por bi-
sa den cual campo di concentracién of
den cual oficina pa carta sin destino e
tabata, di tur moda el a keda ta cria
beskein tres anja mas, te ora atomic
bom a pone e Japonesnan corre bolbe
back na nan mes cunucu di arroz,

Despues di V-J day, Oost Indié taba-
tin hopi cos mucho mas importante di
haci, di bai regla un invitacién pa ungra-
duaci6n di school, cu tabata asina bieuw
cu casi e mes por a cuminza bai school,
Pues el a keda ta warda su ora yega,
te un anja a bolbe pasa, Na Juni 1946
e carta a bai Holanda, pero parce cu
e tabata prefera calor di Oost Indié ri-
ba frieuw di Holanda, y su siguiente
luna e tabata na Batavia,

Siman pas4, 615 anja despues cu el a
worde gepost, e invitacién a yega den
box di Neil Griffin, maria ainda pero
feliz di a alcanz4 su destino, Na tur el
a biaha 46,762 milla, cu ta sali na 7100
pa anja of 8/10 parti di un milla pa ora,



Patrolman Hannaway a Topa cu
Aleman den Planta Siman Pasa

Patrolman J. Hannaway di Lago
Police Department a mira dos individuo
stranjo banda di Laundry net promé cu
di dia a habri, siman pasa. No ta tur
ora bo ta topa dos homber tur na azeta
y cu barbanan di dos siman bieuw. Ora
cu e patrolman a topa nan, nan a bisa
cu nan a baha for di un vapor, pero cu
nan no tabatin pas, y nan a puntra unda
caminda pa stad ta pa nan cumpra pajfia.

Patrolman Hannaway a duna nan di-
reccién y el a sigui nan na cierto dis-
tancia, y ora e stranheronan tabata
banda di Main Gate el a supla su fluit
y el a grita pidi yudanza di mas watch-
man.

Polies militair holandes a hiba e hom-
bernan, y nan a admiti cu nan ta Ale-
man, un tabata den ehército y e otro den
“Luftwaffe”. Nan a sconde abordo di un
tanker Americano den haaf, y nan a
baha keto-keto den scuridad, landa yega
tera, keriendo cu nan tabata na Texas.

Tur dos tabata prisonero di guerra na
Merca durante e ultimo parti di guerra,
y despues nan a worde transporta na
zone ocupa Rusiano na Alemania. Re-
cientemente nan a hui drenta Berlin, y
djei nan a yega Le Havre, Francia, unda
nan a subi scondi abordo di un tanker
cu cuminda y awa pa dura dos siman.

Nan esfuerzonan pa yega Merca
tabata en vano; mes dia cu nan yega
tera nan tabata abordo di un otro vapor
na caminda pa bolbe Francia.

Sirvienta Honra cu Medalia di Brons

Condecoraciénan na ciudadanonan di
teritorio di Cwracao anuncia reciente-
mente den korantnan di Willemstad, ta
inclui un medalia di brons na Senorita
Matilda Antera, sirvienta cerca familia
S. N. Eeury durante 25 anja.

Promé cu esey el a traha algun anja
na cas di Notaris L. Kwartsz, unda e
tabata mira pa Gezaghebber Kwartsz,
tempo cu e tabata mucha.

E honor di La Reina ta como recono-
cimiento pa servicio largo y fiel.

Because stowaways leaving Europe
may be on the increase, local civil police
suggest that Aruba residents be on the
lookout for suspicious characters, and
report possible cases to the proper
authorities.


—



SEPTEMBER 27, 1946

Give 31 Winners Fls. 905
In August “C.Y.1.” Awards

Two high men shared the spotlight
in the August crop of 31 "C.Y,I.”
winners, At the top of the list was Ed
McCoart, who collected 300 guilders
for his idea to con- E
vert the Low Press- ff
ure and Viscosity i
unit's fired heaters
from solid wall to |
suspended wall con-
struction, A supple-
mental award of 150 Bakar
guilders went to | ;
Egbert Tjin-Kam-

Jet on his suggest-
ion concerning med-

E. McCoart
ical examinations
for employees.
(This one was
among those dis-

cussed recently in
the "Lamp Maga-
zine”, in an article
illustrating various

good ideas from
many parts of the
Company).



Awards of 50
guilders apiece went
to John Moore and Stanley Chapman for
suggesting respectively, improvements
to the scooter seats, and improving
safety in the use of pneumatic tools.

Other awards were:

John Smits, Fls. 15.00, change loca-
tion of valve in tar dist. line to evapor-
ators on visbreakers No, 9 and No, 10.

Adolfo Arends, Fls, 20.00, install steps
outside cashier’s office at Main Office
Building.

George Asregadoo, Commendation, in-
stall guard on Ford motor around fan
at the Hydroponics unit,

Charles Leverock, Fils. 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipelines to tank No,
478,

Charles Leverock, Fis, 20.00,
drainage west of tank No, 480.

Marchant Davidson, Fls. 15,00, install
collecting box on geist pipe cutting
machine at west end of Pipe Shop.

Cecil Bristol, Fils. 25.00, improve-
ments to fire fighting equipment.

Clyde Legore, Fls, 10.00, close
passageways in refinery for
reasons,

Charles Jardine, Fls, 10,00, new type
motor oil burner wrench.

Bernice Moore, Fls. 10.00, daily sub-
scription to Miami Herald for Personnel
Department,

Charles Jardine, Fls, 15,00, remove
various wooden steps at LEAR and re-
place them with ramps,

E. Tjin-Kam-Jet

drill

two
safety

Cecil Annamunthodo, Fis, 10,00,
eliminate safety hazard at revolving
gate at pathway to Lago Heights

Bachelor Quarters.

Juan Koolman, Fis. 15,00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley north of
tank No, 85 and west of tank No, 452.

McGilchrist Pope, Fls, 10.00, change
name "Labor Camp” on payroll deduc-
tion statements,

Kenneth Brown, F's, 10,00, relocate
gauge glass on stripper tower at Isom-
erization Plant,

Reginald Chung-A-On, Fis, 10,00,
safety precautions for sewer of water
outlet of No, 2H. P, unit’s B, T, bottoms
box,

Oscar Jacobus, Fls, 10,00, install roof
in front of "Call for” windows at Plant
Retail Commissary,

Hector Simon, Fls, 10.00,
drain over east door on con
No. 11 Gasoil unit,

Byron Richards, Fls, 15.00, install
eee booth between tanks 116 &

Oliver Van Thol, Fis, 10,00, relocate
or install box around fire hydrant in the
vicinity of the Laundry,

Sidney Hek, Fis, 15.00, eliminate safe-
ty hazard on steel structure at Nos, 1
and 3 Crude Stills,

John Rawls, Fis, 20,00, install air
bottles on crude suction line at Central
Pumphouse,

Norris Nyack, Fls, 10.00, adequate
lighting for fuel oil temperature control
meter on Nos, 2, 3, 6, & 7 H. Bs:

Edwin Bachhus, Fis, 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at water meter in the
vicinity of the Lake Tanker dock,

relocate
trol house,



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Lake Fleet Arts and Crafts Exhibited at Marine Club

The first exhibition of Lake Fleet and
Shore Staff arts and crafts was spons-
ored by the Marine Club September 14,
with 28 paintings and a number of
handicrafts displayed. Several hundred
spectators attended, and the interest
shown proved it a success, The club
hopes to make the exhibit an annual oc-
currence, with the probability that the
first success will bring out additional
talent from the fleet in the future.

Mr, and Mrs, Don Blair acted as
judges, and Mrs, Blair, who presented
the awards, was introduced by Marine
Manager J. W. Woodward.

In the oil painting section, J. R.
Chancellor of the ’Cumarebo”’ took first
and second prizes, and S, A. Jones of
the Shore Staff took third. (Mr.
Chancellor also won the "best in show”
award).

Among the water-colorists, A. Kirt-
ley of the Marine Office won first, and
R, J. Storie, skipper of the ’’Sabaneta”
was second,

In the pencil drawing division, J. H.
Preston, third officer of the '’Maracay”,
was first, and Capt. Storie was second.

In the handicrafts, Captain C. E,
Wright of the "'Andino”’ was first, with
the doll house pictured below at right,
and Chief Engineer D. P, Smith of the
Inverlago was second,





E portretnan na banda drechi ta saka
durante un exhibicién cu tabatin na
Marine Club dos siman pasé pa homber-
nan di Lake Fleet, R. J. Chancellor di
”"Cumarebo” ta ricibiendo promé premio
pa su pinturanan riba e portret mas
ariba, Mei-mei, dos cuadro di e exhibi-
cién, Mas abao, un cas di popchi, hen-
teramente muebla, cu captan C, EB.
Wright di ’'Andino” a traha.



Maidservant Honored by Queen

Honors announced in the Willemstad
papers recently for citizens of Curacao
include a bronze medal in the order of
Orange-Nassau for Miss Matilda Antera,
who has been a servant in the S. N.
Ecury family for the past 25 years.

Some years before going to work with
the Ecurys, she had been with the family
of Notary L. Kwartsz, and took care of
Lt. Governor Kwartsz when he was a
child.

The honor from Queen Wilhelmina
was in recognition of long and faithful
service.

Lopez Gets More News
Concerning Missing Son



More recent information concerning
the death of his son, Victor, in a raid
over Brunswick, Germany was received
by L. G. Lopez of the Gas Plant. Word
from the War Department stated that
Victor, who for a long time was listed as
simply "missing in action”, was last seen
by his fellow crew members as they bail-
ed out of their stricken bomber April
8, 1944. Of the nine men able to get out
of the plane, four later turned up in
German hospitals, the bodies of three
were found, and the remaining two men,
including Victor, were never found.

Mr. Lopez has recently received
several documents from the government,
a Citation of Honor from the United
States Army Air Forces, a certificate
signifying the posthumous awarding of
the Purple Heart to his son, and a
special citation signed by President
Truman.

Sgt. John F. (Sandy) Whitney of the
R.A.F., son of J. F. Whitney of the Gas
Plant, visited Victor’s field in England
and saw him off on his last mission. The
two boys had been friends here in
Aruba, going to school together and
taking part in various activities here.

Charles Jardine, Fls, 15,00, change
cooling water drains on LEAR pumps.

Anselmo Croes, Fils, 10.00, instal!
whistle on doctor regenerating tanks,
Sweetening Plant.

Juan Koolman, Fils. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at pipe alley west of
Tanks 117, 118 & 119,

At right, Bettina Blair presents
first prize for oll paintings to
4. R. Chancellor of the "'Cuma-
rebo", while Marine Manager
J. W. Woodward looks on at
right. A portion of the exhibit
can be seen in the background.





Below, a seascape painted by
Capt. Sydney Jones, now the
Shore Staff, and a_ realistic

jitled



scene inside a_ bus,



"Paral" (Stop), by Chancellor.

At the bottom of the page is a

two-story dollhouse, built by

Capt. C. E. Wright and furnish-

ed to the tiniest detail, includ-

ing a lighted table lamp on a
tiny plano.








Olympiad Observations

discovery of an outstanding
newcomer in the sprint races, C, Capri-
les of the Dutch Army; he should give
Reynold Jackson some stiff competition
in. the future...... stamina plus is J.
Thorne, almost wins the cross country
race and then goes on to win the mile

UY ce sre proof of the terrific heat of the
day— all concerned used 3,000 pounds
GL MCE wae no spills to mar the thrills

and fun of the cycle races, which turned
out to be among the most interesting
events of the day...... the band of
costumed (Arab?) warriors, — typified
by Leonard Turner of the Drydock,
pictured below, who entertained briefly

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with some impromptu entertainment......
wonder what became of the ham O.
Warner and L, James dragged down off
the greasy pole? .....

tress the crowd was thirsty—- 115 cases
of beer and 125 cases of soft drinks,
and then the stuff ran out on them......
the good food at Mrs, Tulloch’s booth
ee the good-natured crowd of thous-
ands milling around the Sport Park......
the Excelsior Community Brass Band’s
harmonies heard over the P.A. system....
not to forget the Pica-Pica Band, which

had won a prize in Oranjestad that
morning......
ana the very insistent clangor of Bell-

man H, Grant warning the contestants
that their events were coming up......
the impressive display of valuable prizes
exhibited at the grandstand...... the
usual set of discussions by the judges
to pick a winner in close events......

enisxs thanks to the hard working Utili-
ties men the crowd was able to hear all
that went on over the P. A. system......
the seemingly thousands of kids entered
in the events for youngsters......

The Queen’s Birthday was a good one
for Max Bernard of the Stenographic
Office. On his way to the Sport Park
with Esso News reporter Elric Crichlow
of the Catalytic Department Max passed
Corona Field where the Corona Sports
Meet was being held. The two men went
in, looked around, and upon hearing
that the high jump was open and that
ten guilders was the prize, Max entered
it. Ten minutes and three jumps later
he was on his way to the Sport Park
with the prize money safely stowed in
his pocket. Not satisfied with that Max
went ahead and took a second place in
the Olympiad high jump.

No prizes, no glory, but a good job
well done was the story of the Lago
Police Department men led by Lieuten-
ant Jan Oorthuis; they worked smoothly
from early till late to keep the center
of the field clear so that everyone in
the overflow crowd could see the events,

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ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Cricket Competition Nears Close
As Teams Struggle for Lead

With the results of one league already
known and the other soon to be con-
cluded, «the present cricket competition
in the Lago Sport Park is rapidly
drawing to a close. The Eastern League
was clinched by British Guiana, which
defeated Philipsburg 171 and 122 for
two, to the losers’ 46, in a match Sep-
tember 22.

The Western League is still in action,
however, with several more games to be
played. The whole story of the compe-
tition will be known in October when the
winners of both leagues will meet in the
deciding match.

In one of the last of the Eastern
League matches September 15, a new
record was set. J. A. Butts @f M. & C.
and W. Brown of the Training Division
established a record first wicket partner
ship of 108 runs playing for West Indian
against Dominica.

SCORES



Cricket
September 8
St. Eustatius 18
Sport Park 77
September 15
West Indian 171 for
Dominica 109 for all

Korfbal Knockout

September 16

Victoria (winner-default)
Xerxes —

T.O.F. 8
Jong Holland 0

Softball Tournament

September 8
Hollandia
Aruba Jrs.
Dutch Army 1
San Nicolas Jrs. 1
Victoria 2
Lago Sport Park
San Lucas
Caribe

He Ow

— wh

(postponed

September 16

an Nicolas Jra. 7
‘© Heights 6
R.C.A. 2
Hollandia 0
Aruba Jrs. (win—default)
San Lucas =



Caribe 7
Lago Sport Park 6
Dutch Army 4
Victoria 1

Surinam Wins Viana Cup

The Viana Football Tournament came
to a close September 19 with Surinam
defeating a strong B.G. team 3 to 0 at
Lago Heights Field. The teams were
closely matched and the final contest
was a real battle.

The tournament brought out the usual
rabid set of football fans who follow
their favorite team wherever it goes and
cheer its athletes lustily. The presenta-
tion match, which is to be played this
week, will be a real test of the winners’
skill, for they will face a composite team
made up of the best players on the
Trinidad, Jong Holland, and B. G. teams,
the other three in the competition.

| KEEP >EM





SEPTEMBER 27, 1946





Jeanne Mingo of Accounting was married to Raymond De Barros of the LEAR Plant at St.

Theresa's church in San Nicolas September 11. A small party at her brother's house in Saa-

neta followed the ceremony. Above she is surrounded by friends and is receiving from Luis do
Palm a check as a wedding gift from her fellow employees.

Petro - Fax

The first experiment to replace coal
with oil on naval vessels was made in
1864. The attempt being unsuccessful,
the matter was dropped for 20 years.
Now, all the world’s navies use oil
exclusively.

Weight of the diesel engine has been
reduced to 4 lb. per horsepower from its
prewar weight of 60 lb., as a result of
wartime engineering advances.

Alaska truckmen, driving at sub-zero
temperatures, add alcohol to their gas-
oline to keep it from freezing.

Demand for aviation gasoline has
declined about 75 per cent since the end
of the war, as a result of decreased mili-
tary demand.



To celebrate India’s new interim government
taking over, two Lago Heights football teams,
the East Indians and the Chinese, played a match
September 1. The East Indians won 1—0 on a
goal scored by Hy Mongroo. Above, the Chinese;
standing at left is M. Bernard (linesman),
C. Assang, K. Johnson, R. Chung-On, M. Wong,
C. Faria, and V. Lee. Kneeling are K. Tong,
R. Murray, K. Welch, K. Wong (bent over,
referee), D. Asshing, and J. Charles. Below are
the East Indians with referee Wong again in the
picture standing at the left, followed by H. Me-
dina, A. Kalloo, G. Lawrence (linesman), P. Gopie
and S. Bacchus. Kneeling are F. Huggins, H, Ro-
homan, G. Permaul, Z. Khan, B. Mongroo, T. Mun-
gal, and D. Harry. The pictures were taken by
Samuel Rajroop.



forth between Lago’s and C.P.I.M.’s golfers, shuttled again after the matches on the local

Tne much-travelled Smith-Noorduyn golf trophy, which has a way of shuttling back and |

course September 7 and 8, when Lage won a decisive victory. The 24 players are shown

at left below: In the front row left to right are Crippen, Scheurkogel, Fosbrook, Walker,

Watson, and Humann; back row, Tucker, Ellinghausen, Burkhard, Chod, McBride, Troost,

van Gelder, Richardson, Chaloner, Yates, Fuller, Lepelaars, van Wees, Clute, Turner, Ford,

Cross, and Kloosterman,. At right, Fuller and Cross talk it over, while Bud Ford of Cura¢ao
gets ready for a practise swing.

The last issue of the Esso News printe:

the names of seven Drydock men who
were going or had already left on their
long vacations. This issue goes even
farther. Nine names appear, all of th»
Drydock. Heading the list is Santiago
Vorst, a mechanic, who left for ten
weeks September 19. Next come Juan
Kock, a rigger corporal, Catalino se
Mey, a welder, Juan Donati, a machinist
helper, and Nicasio Bernadino, a mech-
anic, who all left for four weeks Sep-
tember 23. Pedro Bislick, a helper 0»
the pile driver, did the same thing on
the next day, Laborer Crismo Thiel lett
for his four weeks two days later on
the 25th. Nicasio Kelly, a rigger, will
start eight weeks and machinist Nicolas
de Cuba will start four weeks September
30.

In October, carpenter Francisco Odu-
ber will start four weeks on the first
day of the month and Ludwig Cornes
will go on October 8 for four weeks,
Recently return-
ed to Aruba for
a six-weeks visit

was Elliott
Maundy of
French St. Mar-
tin, Elliott work-
ed in the Elec-
trical Depart-
ment until the
time he received
a medical dis-
charge from the
Company two :
years ago, He was here to visit his
mother and two sisters before returning
to St. Martin, He plans to go to the
U.S.A. in December and prepare himself
for the study of Medicine at the Brook-
lyn Technical High School, Elliott
wanted to be remembered to all his
friends and fellow employees.

Ralph Lowhar of M. & C. left Septem-
ber 15 to spend what promised to be a
very happy 11 week vacation with his
mother in Chicaga, Illinois. He hasn’t
seen her for 32 years.

Three more long vacations at the
Drydock include Johannes Thiel, labor-
er, who left for four weeks on Septem-
ber 27; Sebastian Figaroa, mechanic
helper, starts six weeks on October 14;
and Francisco Bergen, fireman on the
piledriver, four weeks, starting October







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