Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: November 29, 1946
Frequency: biweekly
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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A RBA sso NW

VOL. 7, No. 16



NOVEMBER 29, 1946


A veteran Jersey man, Harry Mills is about to
receive his 30-Year Button from the hand ol
J . organ, Lago's general manager October
31. Originally employed by Standard Oil of In-
diana in 1916, he transferred to Aruba in 1929.
He Is now an operator in the Catalytic Depart-

A recent visitor to Aruba, Hon. Peer Bacchus,
Is seen above on the porch of the home of his
son-in-law Azeez Bacchus of No. 3 Lab.
Mr. Bacchus Is a member of the Legislative
Council of British Guiana and stopped here
while on a business trip, to visit his daughter
Tofa and her husband Azeez. While here
Mr. Bacchus went on a tour of the refinery and
was greatly impressed with the operations. After
a nine day stay, Mr. Bacchus and his wife
departed for British Guiana November 18.


Dr. Enrique Gonzales-Navas at right, Consul
General of Venezuela in New York, bestowed
on Thomas W. Palmer, head of the Latin-Ame'i-
can legal staff of Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey), the highest honor his country gives a
foreigner. Mr Palmer received the Order of the
Liberator with rank of commander and a
citation October 29, for his contributions in
promoting better relations between Venezuela
and the United States. As head of Jersey
Standard's Latin-American legal activities,
Mr. Palmer has spent many years in South
American countries and taken an active part in
fostering understanding among the Americas.

Mechanics To Become Pilots
Three of Lago's employees are now
the proud owners of a bright shiny air-
plane. The three men, Miguel Felipe and
Albert Nichols of the Garage teamed
up with Edward Luckhoo of R. & S. to
buy a Piper Cub which the Aruba Fly-
ing Club had for sale. They were tired
of standing around on the ground
watching other people fly and wanted
to do some of it themselves.
Flying and being around airplanes
will be nothing new to Felipe and
Nichols as they have been the Flying
Club's mechanics for several years now.
The men plan to learn to fly and will
see where their plane will take them.

"C. Y. I." Winners Reach 19
Take 460 Guilder Total
At the top of the "C.Y.I." list for
October, and winning 100 guilders as
his share of the total was Chris
Schwengle. His high money idea was to
replace suction to the Sidestream
Strippers pumps at the Pressure Stills
with a tee.
Other awards were:
Eddy Wijdh, FIs. 20.00, signs for Ma-
rine Department.
Reginald Hartogh, Fls. 25.00, install
chamber water line on units area at
Wilfred D'Aguiar, Fls. 10.00, relocate
inlet valve of No. 12 Debutanizer bot-
Sydney Alleyne, Fls. 50.00, restrap-
ping of cone roof tanks.
Euscbio Arends, Fls. 10.00, eliminate
safety hazard at wooden platform
northwest of No. 12 V. B. P. D. sepa-
Louis Duzanson, FIs. 15.00, decrease
loss of oil at separator box at L.O.F.
Edmond Johnson, Fls. 20.00, relocate
suction valve handle on slurry pump at
Edmund Armstrong, FIs. 25.00, alte-
rations for tank gauge tickets.
Ivan Bacchus, Fls. 15.00 issue gas
mask to person manufacturing "Fis-
her" solution at Lab. No. 2.
Edgar Leysner, Fls. 15.00, improve
working conditions at Control house of
Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 Rerun stills.
Harry Nahar, Fls. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at rundown lines east of
cooler box at No. 10 Crude Still.
John Dyer, FIs. 20.00, remove drinking
water line at Rodger's beach.
Walter Sluizer, Fls. 15.00, eliminate
safety hazard at hole north of No. 9
V.B. unit.
Hubert Tackling, Fls. 30.00, install
blockvalve on overhead line from No. S
cooler outlet to separator.
Houston Lewis, Fls. 15.00, eliminate
or change position of 1/" drain line
and valve from pumps 652 & 653; FIs.
25.00, install bubble tower pan stock
color glass in No. 11 Gasoil unit's con-
trol house.
Norman Connell, FIs. 25.00, impro-
vements for tugboat operations.
Arthur Brown, Fls. 15.00, widen walk-
way south of L. O. Training building to
permit transportation of 40 gal. fire

Night Service Begun
At Aruba's Dakota Field
Lights may be seen to flood across
Dakota field every night now, since
K.L.M.'s schedule has been revised and
night flights to and from Aruba were
instituted November 1.
The new schedule brings in passeng-
ers from Miami, Curacao, Maracaibo
and other points at all hours of the
night and very early morning, in add-
ition to the regular daytime flights.
The increase in the number of flights
per day has necessitated an increase in
staff at the field and now two shifts
handle the various complications of
baggage, customs, and reservations for
the incoming and outgoing travelers.
The new schedule of more flights is
part of the realization of K.L.M.'s plans
to make Aruba the hub of its West
Indies service.

See pages 4 and 5 for part 3 of
"The War Years at Lago"

Mira pAgina 4 y 5 pa di 3 parti
di "Lago Durante Anjanan di

Instrument Group Founds Society Under Dutch Law

;---, I -I

Probably the largest gathering of instrument men seen in Aruba for some time met October 5 to
install the officers of the newly formed Instrument Society of Aruba. They are, standing left to
right, L. N. Crippen, M. R. Holly, E. S. Stanley, W. F. Hughes, J. N. Faucett, and P. E. Jensen,
In the center row are A. E. Krottnauer, W. A. Koopman. C. L. Kasson, M. A. Davidson, L. L.
McGrew, G. Echelson, and A. S. MacNutt. Seated on the floor are E. Pfeffer, J. L. Lopez, D.
Fryback, E. J. Hillstead. A. Halpert, and W. 0. Weber. Missing from the picture are E. L: Wll-
kens, G. Janson, and H. De Paauw. (Note: The girl at Crippen's right is not a member of the

Need For Technical Men
Declared by S.O.D. Head

R. P. Russell, president of Standard
Oil Development Company declared
November 2, that there was a crying
need for thousands more young scien-
tists and engineers, predicted a bright
future for them in the oil industry, and
told of his company's plans for stimu-
lating scientific education.
On "The Voice of Business" program,
originating from Washington, D. C.,
Mr. Russell said that greatly expanding
research activities of our industries,
large and small, offer great opportuni-
ties to youngsters with technical skill.
As an example of the rapid growth of
research and development in industry,
Mr. Russell, who directs the principal
research and technical organization of
Standard Oil Company (New Jersey),
revealed that his company's research
staff had grown from 458 men and
women in 1936 to 1,900 today. Still
further increases in the staff are ex-
pected when necessary facilities and
personnel are available, he added.
Mr. Russell, estimating that the war
interrupted the education of about
150,000 engineering and science stu-
dents, said it would be several years
before the shortage of scientists could
be overcome even though universities
were stretching their capacities and
taxing their facilities to the utmost to
meet the demand. He said it was encou-
raging that many veterans were taking
scientific training under the G. I. Bill
of Rights.
Mr. Russell said his company hoped
to stimulate scientific education by
setting up additional scholarships and
fellowships and by increasing research
grants to universities.

W.A.C Na Europa Ta Haya
Bida Aya Masha Interessante

Segun un miembro di Fuerza Ameri-
cano bida na Austria ta masha intere-
Shirley Harms, jioe di ESSO NEWS
reporter pa Boiler Shop, Mario Harms,
ta skirbi cu Austria ta un lugar di ex-
periencianan nobo pB. Algun luna pasa
el a sali di AmBrica den un grupo di
500 Wacs abordo di e vapor di tropa
"George Washington" y nan a yega
Bremerhaven, Alemania. Di ey nan a si-
gui te na Salzburg, Austria unda Shirley
ta traha den departamento di Personnel.
El a bishita Hitler su cas na Berchtes-
Contlnud no pagina 3

At a picnic followed by a business
meeting at the beach cabana of E. L.
Wilkins, the Instrument Society of
Aruba installed its first set of officers
November 5.
The Society at present has 22 mem-
bers and was formed for the purpose
of furthering the knowledge of its
members in the field of instrumenta-
tion and allied subjects. The Society
has submitted its statutes to the go-
vernment for approval and will incor-
porate under Dutch law as soon as it is
secured. In addition, plans are being
made for affiliation with the Instru-
ment Society of America.
The group will meet once a month
for lectures, study, discussion, or oc-
casional movies procured from the
States. Between meetings the I.S.A.
Bulletin will appear, which will give the
members information on instrument ac-
tivities and development.
The officers installed at the meeting
were A. S. MacNutt as president, J. L.
Lopez as secretary and W. A. Koopman
as treasurer.

"Mama", Pushi di Laundry
Ta Haci Mes Trabao cu "Minnie"
Mescos cu Compania na Bayway, La-
go tamrbe tin su "Minnie Esso", e pushi
famoso di Standard Oil Development
Company, pero empleadonan di Laundry
ta yam6 simplemente "Mama". Mama
tin cuater anja na Laundry y awor e ta
pertenece ey caba.
Algun anja pasA Laundry tabatin
masha trobbel cu djakanan cu tabata
danja tur panjanan cu tabata bin pa la-
ba. Trampanan no tabata duna ningun
resultado y un empleado a dicidi di tre-
ce un pushi. Asina cu Mama a yega, el
a pone man na obra y unbez djakanan
a cuminzA desaparec6. Virginia Barnes,
cu a mira pa Mama di dia cu el a yega
ta bisa cu Mama a paga pa su mante-
neci6n caba, cu tur e perhuicionan cu el
a spaar Compania.
Ora cu Mama tabatin algun tempo na
Laundry y cu djakanan a cuminzA caba,
e empleadonan di Laundry tabata teme
cu Mama lo a bai, pero parce cu e taba-
ta satisfecho cu su cas nobo y di e tem-
po ey el a keda.
Algun tempo pasa dos di Mama su
jioenan a sali den ESSO NEWS, ora cu
nan a bruha den panjanan ca a bai pa
Hospital. Mama a camna busca nan tur
caminda y e no a sosegi sine te ora nan
a manda e muchanan Laundry atrobe.





BER 29, 194

ARgv ss N GWS


The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, December 20. Al copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon. December 13
Telephone 523

Printedl by The Curacao Courant, Curanao. N.W.I.

..Take it easy

"Don't rely on your brakes or your horn, take it easy".
That statement might be heard from anyone who has ex-
perienced the terrifying feeling of being in a skidding auto-
mobile and been powerless to do anything about it. This
helpless horrified sensation which comes to the occupants
of an out-of-control car can be easily avoided by the simple
means of not becoming a victim of the "heavy foot" while
driving. The "heavy foot" is a disease that affects many
persons as soon as they seat themselves behind the wheel
of an automobile. In plainer talk, heavy footedness is just
plain ordinary speeding. A speeder is generally a hard
person to warn and sometimes must be shown a sad example
of destruction and pain in order to slow him down. These
people take their lives in their hands and put others a'.
their mercy when they drive.
At this time of the year more than ever, drivers should
be dou-bly careful as they move along the roads, with the
rains coming as they do, suddenly and without warning.
The roads can in the space of a couple of minutes, become
as smooth and slippery as a piece of glass. A speeder on a
wet road is living on borrowed time, for when he applies
the brakes he is more than likely to skid crazily around
and hit whatever is in his way. This is particularly true in
the refinery area where there is always a coat of oil on the
roads. Though it is not dangerous all the time, this road
surface is a real accident menace when a rainstorm puts
a film of water on it.
It is a foolish man who thinks that his brakes or his
horn will save him from a serious accident, taking it
easy will.

...Tene cuidao

"No confia riba bo brakenan ni riba bo pito tene cui-
dao". Esaki bo por a tende bisA pa ken cu a yega di ex-
periencia e gevoel terribel di ta den un auto cu slip sin cu
e por a haci nada en contra. E sensaci6n horroroso aki, cu
ocupantenan di un auto for di control ta sinti, por word
evita simplemente, basta bo no bira victim di "Pia Pisa"
mientras bo ta na stuur. "Pia Pisa" ta un enfermedad cu ta
ataka hopi hende, asina cu nan sinta tras di wiel di un aut-o.
"Pia Pisa" ke meen cu e pia ta primi much pisa riba pedal
di gasoline, cu otro palabra anto, cu e ta corre much duro.
Ta masha dificil pa spierta un hende cu ta corre duro; pa e
bedaar su velocidad e mester ta testigo di un ehempel tristo
di morto y destruction. Ta e ora ey e por convenc6 su mes
ki riskonan el a corre. E hendenan aki a pone nan mes bida
den balansa y tur otro hende tamlbe ta den nan man.
Den e temponan aki chauffeurnan mester tin dobbel cui-
dao, pasobra cu e awacero cu ta cuminza cada rato di re-
pente y sin spiertamento, e camindanan ta teribel peligroso
den un moment, pa via di slipmento. Un hende cu ta corre
duro riba un caminda cu ta slip ta pone su mes bida y bida
di otro na peliger, pues si e mester usa su brake, ta sigur
cu e auto lo slip pa loco, y lo dal tur loque tin den su ca-
minda, cu resultadonan indudablemente desastroso. Ora awa
ta jobe, e peligro di slip ta masha grand den refineria, un-
da semper tin azeta riba camindanan. Aunque ora di secura
esaki no ta peligroso, ora tin awa riba es azeta si ta ora
di tene masha cuidao.
Ta hende sin sintir ta kere cu su brakenan of su pito lo
por salbe di un accident serio esnan cu ta laga nan sin-
tir yuda nan ta tene cuidao.

When the first settlers were making their homes in the north eastern
United States long ago, they were constantly attacked by hostile savages
and had to be on their guard all the time. They understood thoroughly the
great need for safety. Below we see one of the settlers and his wife
walking along with a gun for protection. In a refinery a gun is not
needed to keep a person safe, but caution and alertness are. Being
careful is as effective now, as the gun was then to keep a person safe.

E pro-n6 hendenan cu a cuminza
habits partinan silvestre dl Ame-
rica, tabata word atakh constant.
tomente pa salvahenan hostile. y
nan master tabata armn tur era.
Nan tabata comprende e gran
necosidad di ta sigura. Na banda
robez nos ta mira un dl e pioneer-
nan hunto cu su casd. cu su
scopet pa prot~cclon. Den refine-
rla nos no tin master dl scopet pa
proteccion, pero si nos master tene
culdao y ser alert pa protegd nos
mes contra accident.

(Dots Indicate that reporter has ti
Simon Coronel
Ilpat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Gordon Ollivlerre
Luelano Wever
Simon Ceerman
Bernard Marquis
Iphll Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando Da Silva
Bertle Viapree
Hugo de Vrles
Pedro Odor
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jaclnto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongro.
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
Alvin Texeira
Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson
Edward Larmonlie
Edgar Connor
Marlo Harms
Cade Abraham
Jan Oduber
John Francisco
Jose La Cruz
Vanlsha Vanterpool
RIcardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Eoury
Harold James
Edney Huckleman
Samuel Rajroop

turned In a tip for this Issue)
Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeieanu
L. O. F.
Pressure Stills
C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3
Lago Police
Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Halls (3)
Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Machine Shop
Blacksmith. Boiler & Tin
Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Colony Service Office
Colony Shops

Departmental Reporters


All of us are directly concerned with high prices and
their effect on the cost of living. To combat excessive
price increases, the Government has set ceiling prices
on many articles, and merchants are forbidden by law
to sell such articles at prices in excess of the official
New maximum prices which became effective Novem-

her 2, 1946, include:


1. Cornmeal
2. Wheaten flour
3. Corn
4. Rice
5. Sugar, (white)
a. Lima beans
b. Red Kidney beans
c. All other beans
a. Yellow split peas
b. All other peas
a. Evaporated Milk

b. Condensed Milk
10. Oatmeal


: kg can
/ kg
/ kg
/ kg

2_ kg

1, kg
1/2 kg
12 Amer. oz. can

14/2 Amer. oz. can
6 Amer. oz. can
14 Amer. oz. can
12 Amer. oz. pkge
42 Amer. oz. pkge
20 Amer. oz. can

Complete lists of official ceiling prices are available
at the Incu office in Oranjestad.
An effective way to help keep prices down is to re-
fuse to buy at prices over the ceilings and to report
any merchant who is selling goods at higher than
ceiling prices to the Incu office in Oranjestad.


Nos tur tin di haci cu. prijsnan halto y e efecto cu
nan tin riba costo di bida. Pa combat hizamento di
prijsnan, Gobierno a fiha prijsnan maximo riba hopi
articulonan y comerciantenan ta taha pa Ley di bende
tal articulonan pa prijsnan mas halto cu esnan fihA
pa Gobierno.
Prijsnan mAximo nobo cu a drenta na rigor dia 2 di
November, 1946, ta inclui:


1. Harifia geel
2. Harifia blanco
3. Maishi
4. Arroz
5. Sucu (blanco)
a. Boonchi Lima
b. Boonchi Corra
c. Tur otro boonchi
a. Erwt geel parti
b. Tur otro erwt
a. Lechi Evapora

b. Lechi Condens
10. Quaker oats

bleki di 3/ kilo
1 kilo
/2 kilo
1/2 kilo
1/ kilo

1/2 kilo
1/. kilo
12 kilo

1/ kilo
I/ kilo
bleki di 12 ons

bleki di 141/i ons
bleki di 6 onr
bleki di 14 ons

paki di 12 ons
paki di 42 ons
naki di 20 ons




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0.371 .

Na oficina di Incu na Oranjestad por haya listanan
complete di prijsnan mAximo.
Un manera efectivo pa yuda tene prijsnan abao ta di
nenga di cumpra na prijsnan mas halto cu esnan fiha
pa Gobierno y di reportA tur comerciante cu ta surpass
e prijsnan aki na oficina di Incu na Oranjestad.

Unbroken service for 30 years is the record of
Robert V. Heinze of the Acid Plant. He was
awarded his 30-yea- button November 20, the
exact anniversary date of the start of his ser.
vice with the Company. He was employed by
Standard Oil of Indiana at Casper, Wyoming in
Nave nber 1916 and remained there until 1929.
He then transferred to Aruba. He is now Assis.
tant Division Head, Acid & Edeleanu.

10-Year Buttons

Gordon Cunnane
Kenneth MacLeod
Pieter Teekins
Ramon Vroolyk
James Wilson
Wilfred Harth
Felipe Croes
Hermanus Tromp
James Lake
Jose Hock

Indus. Relations
Dry Dock
Press. Stills
Marine Wharves
L. O. F.


A son, Juan Rafae Fiancisco, to MI, and
hlis. Flancisco Ctoes, October 23.
\ son, Waltei lean, to Mr. and Mrs. Jean
Minion, Ocltobe 2'i.
A daughter, H.lnna Maaice, to Mr. and Mrs.
Adlif BiJnings. October 2:i.
Twin son.. .\lcianl ,aid Rafael. to Mr. and
I-,. Cltenrno Th)sen. Ocltuhel 21.
A dl.aightel. Alt<.ia Roxana. tin Mr. and Mrs.
A ihur I.lopez, October 23.
A ;in. I ancsc eilo, to Mr. aln Mrs.
Felix Mha lihn. OctiICr 25.
A on., Humn.hley Allbet to Mr. and Mrs.
A. S ( hlnilio. Ocohel 26
A dlauhter, E-ma. to Mi. and Mis. Pedro
Eiainlus. Octilie, 26.
A dnuahtei. Claudia Elizabeth, to Mr. and
Mits. l i ham i.ifs.I. Octldlo e 2S.
A ,in. G(lnn A.tun, to NMI. and Mis. Joseph
rP ll, ion. )ctlne i 2
.1\ daut hte. Peal \innified. to Mr. and Ma.
chi iti...h r nil ne). October 2s.
A d.antm hlie. ifalerl P.ici., to Mr. and t M s.
Sildne (',lilins. O)(ttlnei 21).
A lnaughter Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Hairy
Dookun, Octoter 21.
A son. Susanne Shihiey, to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Fei ianlns. No.nlmber 1.
A son. Labon, to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Tho-
as,. Nutntober 3.
A daughter, Ttina Pascualita. to Mr. and Mrs.
Julien Winterdaa.l November 3.
A son. Carlos, to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Ras.
November 4.
A daughter Margriet, to Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Rustvehl. November 5.
A son, Russell Ho acio. to Mr. and Mrs. Hora-
cio Gonzalez, November 5.
A daughter. Mary Louisa. to Mr. and Mrs.
C\ ti ii BJion. No emlber 7.
A au hlter. Ria Victl.ina. to MI. and Mrs.
i'linerisc" Ctoe Nomnihei S.
A dIatihtlcr. Elin. 'The. lo, a, to MI. and Mrs.
I'uhlo De Cubil). No,\e.lteil 9.
A dIaughter. Cloiii Th.eodoa, It Mr annd Mrs.
Fiatn tio iAn gel. N oeniber 0.
A dagihtel. Godifnia, Ito Mr. antd Ml. Bai -
Ilieme, W \cie Ian. Net irnhel i!
A dla.uhte,. Aidi Mi'e ilna. to Nit. andt MNs
Ait ,tio MNlaitun. Ni'entlt'i 10.
A dauihtlci Micdin Anie.tn. to Ni. anti Mt.
.lusio Qll(J nt Ni.ov Cnl eo I J ,
\ -,in. I':I nb Mithal i.t Mit. alnd MNr. Clement
A d.IIa hte,. Stiilih.t l lllri to MN annd Mrs.
Sl.rlle (Ch .lll, NsvlIilhelo I t.
\A don. S lvin l to, i.'. ,dnli to I and Mr..
n Jis. J:,-i lh Wils-un Noern r il :1.
A tu. Staili.lMa, Diiena. t. MN. and Mrs. BUrno
\Vod len n, Novemler I :1
A ]hltighter, Teohlnda Miarit. to Mi. anti Mrs.
Rohb.lt lM.t.hall. Noenibel I 1.
A son, Mito Alexandet. ti Mr, and Mis.
Zalch'lrias De KOIll. N.o.'mnher 15.
A daughter. Iya Pearl. to Mr. and Mrs. Just
De Vlie,. Novemhei 16.
A daughter, Maximina. to Mi. and Mrs. Juan
Altnd i. November 17.
A son. too Mr. and Mis. Malhias Anae's. No-
velrbet 17.
A 1.n1. Ro.land HIubhrt. to Mr. and Mrs. Fran-
cisco Ciloes, Noivember 18.

Petro Fax

A private survey places the immediate
demand for new cars in the U.S. at
13,115,000; 41.8 per cent of those inter-
viewed wanted a new car as soon as pos-

First successful oil wells in the Nether-
lands East Indies archipelago were drill-
ed in 1885 in northern Sumatra.

An English clergyman, John Priestly,
gave rubber (known since the days of
Columbus) its name. He found the sub-
stance would "rub" out pencil marks;
hence "rubber".

Long Service Awards

November, 1946

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uNOVAEMU B s. sn1

"Mix" To MHake Water Good Life in Occupation Army
x To Mak Waer Writes W.A.C. in Austria

Making fresh water out of sea water is the continuous job of No. 3 Evaporator, above. Running:
constantly, It furnishes part of the water we drink. Over at the left of the picture is a tube bundle
which has just been removed from one of the boilers. The whiteness showing is the hard boiler
scale which must be cracked off every day.

Oil make water? Not exactly, for
everyone knows that oil and water just
won't mix. In Aruba, however, hot oil
has a lot to do with the making of a
part of the fresh water used here.
For a refinery and colony which to-
gether require over a million and a
half gallons of fresh water daily, and
which pumps 3 hundred million gallons
of sea water, we have three evaporator
plants which combine to produce about
1 million gallons a day, or more than a
half of the needed fresh water.
The evaporated water has two uses:
it is used in the boilers in the plant and
also as drinking water. The major por-
tion of the evaporated water made is
used in the 28 boilers of varying types
and sizes throughout the refinery. In
addition, a certain amount is sold to
ships that need it for their boilers.
Lago's drinking water is composed
at present of two different kinds of
water. One is the water we make here
out of sea water in the evaporator
plants and the other is brought in by
ships from the States. At different
times our drinking water may be al-
most all imported, or it may contain a
high percentage of evaporated water.
This depends largely on the amount of
water the ships bring in. In the past
year the drinking water has generally
been made up of about 60 per cent im-
ported water and the remainder of the
locally made product.
The fresh water is produced in two
ways, both using sea water to start
with. At one of the evaporators, hot
oil greatly assists the water-making
process by heating the sea water which
is used as cooling water in some of the
various operations in the refinery. This
hot water comes from the process units
to the evaporator where it flows into
a vacuum tank which reduces the boi-
ling point to a much lower temperature
than that at which water normally
boils. In this way a part of it is boiled
off as vapor, which is condensed and
the fresh water is stored for eventual
use in boilers. This "waste heat" me-
thod of producing water is not new.
Conditions here are practically ideal
for its use, with huge quantities of sea
water being pushed through the refi-
nery daily and becoming hot on the
In the other two evaporator plants.
which produce the greater part of our
fresh water, live steam is the heating
agent. The vapor produced is conden-
sed to fresh water and stored for later
Persons who think that drinking wa-
ter is just about the purest water there
is, may be surprised to learn that boi-
ler water is purer than the water they
drink. The human body needs small
quantities of salts and other minerals
contained in ordinary drinking water.
Boilers, however, require water contai-
ning less of these impurities, for as
water boils and vaporizes it leaves the
impurities behind in a solid form which
collects on the boiler tubes as scale and
cuts down the efficiency of the boiler.
Every day at the evaporator plants,
men are seen cleaning white, rocklike
scale from the tubes of the evaporator
boilers. Scale forms on these units in
great quantities because the water used
in them is the salt and mineral filled

Evaporator No. 2 above, situated south of Po-
werhouse No. 1, is the one which makes use of
the hot sea wath coming from the refinery. The
water is fed into the big vactrum tank at the
top of the unit and the salt free vapor obtained
there is condensed to fresh water bcow and
pumped away for future use.

Refineria Ta Usa
Hopi Sorto di Awa
Den refineria ta usa hopi sorto di
awa. Pa fria e azeta den stillnan ta usa
awa di lamar. For di poznan ta haya
awa braak pa laba y pa otro obhetonan.
Awa di bebe ta consist di awa cu ta
bini di Merca cu tankernan y di e awa
di lamar cu ta word distila den
E mihor awa ta bai den boilernan, pa
produce stoom pa operaci6nnan di
plant. E awa aki mester ta mas puro
cu awa di bebe, pasobra dan awa di
bebe mester tin un cierto cantidad di
salo y otro mineral cu ta necesario pa
cuerpo human; den boilernan, sinem-
bargo, mester di awa henteramente
puro, pasobra ora e awa bira stoom,
mineralnan ta keda den e boiler y nan
ta forma un casca, manera sa tin den
keter, pero hopi mas diki y na cantidad
much mas grand, pa via cu e awa di
lamar a asina salo. E casca aki ta men-
gua eficiencia di boilernan, p'esey e
awa di mas puro no ta pa bebe, sino pa
For di awa di lamar, pues, e awa di
mas puro aki ta word produce na tres
lugar den plant, esta na Evaporator
No. 1, Evaporator No. 2 y na Evapora-
tor No. 3. E portretnan ta mustra dos
di e evaporatornan, cu ta percura pa
part di es awa cu nos ta usa.

Veterans Advisor Visists
Visiting Aruba from New York is
Kenneth E. Yandell, veteran's advisor
for the Standard Oil Co. (N. J.). Mr.
Yandell served in the Navy during the
war and upon his release from the ser-
vice rejoined the Company as veterans
advisor charged with the task of as-
sisting ex-service men with their
problems. At present he is in Aruba in
connection with safety work.

sea water from which fresh water is
In refineries, without water there
would be no oil. Here the process
works both ways, for without the oil
to heat it we would not have a part of
the water we need.

Living in Austria as a part of the
U.S. Occupation Forces is not such a
bad life according to one of the mem-
bers of the U.S. Army.
Shirley Harms, daughter of Mario
Harms, Esso News reporter for the
boiler Shop, writes that Austria is a
land of new experiences for her. As a
member of the Statistic Department of
a Personnel unit in the W.A.C., station-
ed in Salzburg, she has been in Austria
for several months now and finds life
there very interesting and at times
exciting. In her travels about the area
she visited Hitler's retreat at Berchtes-
gaden and saw "der Ex-Fuhrer's" living
She was amazed by the tunnels which
honeycomb the mountain, reaching at
times depths well over 1000 feet. She
also visited some of the large cities,
many in ruins. This was particularly
true in Munich, which she said was
practically flat.
Shirley's unit is living in ah Austrian
pension and claims that it's very com-
fortable. She has accumulated so many
souvenirs that she is afraid of the day
when she will have to pack them all
together to leave.

"Vuelos de Noche"
Institui Na Dakota Veld
Tur anochi Dakota Veld ta brilla di
luz, awor cu servicio di K.L.M. a word
revisA y vuelonan di anochi a word in-
stitui na Aruba dia 1 di November.
Pasaheronan ta yega di Miami, Cu-
racao, Maracaibo y otro puntonan tur
ora di anochi y marduga ademas di
vuelonan regular di dia.
E aumento den cantidad di vuelonan
a haci necesario un aumento den
personal tambe y awor tin dos shift
pa atende e complicacionnan di equipa-
he, douana y reservaciones pa viaheros-
E servicio nobo cu mas vuelo, ta parti
di realizac6n di plannan di K. L. M. di
haci Aruba e centro di nan servicio na

"Mama", Laundry Rat-Catcher
Does Same Work as Bayway Cat
Not to be outdone by the Standard
Oil Development Company in Bayway,
Lago's laundry has its own version of
"Minnie Esso", the famed Development
Company cat, but Laundry employees
simply call her "Mama". Mama has
been at the Laundry for over four years
and is now a permanent fixture there.
Some years ago the Laundry was
having a great deal of trouble with rats
damaging clothes brought in to be
washed. Traps had failed to do a satis-
factory job of getting rid of them, so
someone brought Mama in. She went to
work and the rats immediately started
to disappear. Virginia Barnes, who has
taken care of Mama since she came to
the Laundry, says that she has paid for
her keep many times over in the dam-
age claims she has saved the Company.
For a while after she had come to the
Laundry, the employees were afraid she
would leave when the rat-catching
slowed down, but she was happy in her
new home and has remained there ever

W.A.C Na Europa
Continued di pagina 1
gaden y el a'keda asombrA di e tunnel-
nan cu tin ey, tin bez te mas cu 1000
pia hundo. El a bishita varies stadnan
grand, y e ta bisa cu casi tur ta na rui-
na, especialmente Munich.
Shirley ta biba den un pension Aus-
triaco y net enfrente tin un estatua di
Mozart, cu a nace na Salzburg. Loque e
ta goza masha ta e banda Austriaco cu
ta toca tur clase di muziek, pero un cos
cu ta dun6 hopi trobbel ta e typewriter-
nan Aleman, cu ta henteramente dife-
rente di esnan Americano.
Den un di su filtimo cartanan Shirley
ta bisa cu el a troca tres paki di cigaria
pa un cuadro masha bunita, pinta na
man; ademas di esaki, el a colecta hopi
otro souvenir y e no sa con lo e haci pa
pak tur e cosnan ora cu e mester bai di

Oil and Water

& SO -News

Standard Oil Company of New Jer-
sey, continuing its search for oil along
the Atlantic Coast, recently began dril-
ling its first exploratory well in Mary-
land on a site three miles north of
Ocean City. The well will be drilled to
at least 5,000 feet.
Standard of New Jersey holds leases
for approximately 80,000 acres of state-
owned properties in the area. This will
be the company's second exploratory
well operation on the Atlantic. The
first, at Cape Hatteras, was plugged as
a dry hole, but not before some valu-
able geological information had been
obtained. This well was driven to a
depth of 10,054 feet. The Hatteras pro-
ject climaxed two years of study by
Esso geologists of the Atlantic Coastal
Plain region.


Luis Geerman, of the Tin Shop, and
Maria Adelicia Maduro were married in
Santa Cruz November 28. The wedding
took place in the Church of the Im-
maculate Conception and was followed
by a reception at the bride's home.

Veder Blackburn, of the Hospital,
left Aruba for nine weeks November 15.
Veder planned to go to her home in
Grenada which she hasn't seen in seven
and a half years.

Many of the Drydock forces have
long vacations in November and early
December. Pedro Thod6 left for four
weeks November 8. George Gabriel left
November 25 for nine weeks on a trip
to his wife's home in Colombia.
On December 2, Circumcision Al-
bertsz will leave for six weeks and
James Hazel will go for eight weeks.
Thems De Cuba will take four weeks
December 5. On the 9th., Daniel Angelo
will take seven weeks, Crismo Maduro
gets five weeks, as does Alberto Figa-
roa, and Cipriano De Kort will start
four weeks. Nicolas Thijsen starts four
weeks December 14.
December 16 will see the departure
for eight weeks of Oswaldo Leonard,
and Eduardo Schotborg goes for six

Stella Thomas, recently of the M. &
C. Stenographic staff, is leaving Decem-
ber 2 to visit Holland with her husband
for four months.

Esso News Reporter for the Mason
Department, Federico Ponson is now en-
joying a four week vacation at home.

Alberto Obispo, of the Boiler Shop, is
now on a ten week vacation in Surinam
visiting his family. He hadn't seen them
for many years.

Alvin "Bobby" Every, of the Acid
Plant, who recently returned from a
long vacation spent in Saba with his
family, reports the fishing there to be
excellent. His 27 day's catch amounted
to 530 fish weighing from three to ten
pounds. Bolby expects to do as much
fishing as he can now to try to better
his Saba record.

Durante su vacantie cu a cuminzA 20
di November, Francisco Petrochi di Acid
Plant lo casa cu Johanna Antonia
Petrochi na Misa di Santa Ana na
Noord. E casamento lo tuma lugar dia
27 di November. Despues lo sigui un
recepci6n na cas di bruid. E pareha lo
biba na Noord.

Simeon Noguera of the Acid Plant
will be leaving on his long vacation
December 14. He hopes to spend as
much time as possible visiting and see-
ing the sights of Colombia in company
with other Lago Employees, among
them an Esso News Reporter, E.
Gordon Ollivierre, who will act as a




SlVV Immm



Settling down to it

February 19 (1942) had started in a
war-like way, with explosions at dawn
off the eastern tip of Aruba, followed
by big flare-shell casings ripping
through the Esso Club and a Bachelor
Quarters. (See Esso News of Novem-
ber 8.)
This excitement was followed the
same morning by another incident that
had a touch of humor mixed in it.
While a destroyer or two hovered a
mile offshore to take up convoy duty,
three ocean tankers steamed out of the
harbor. They were the first to leave the
protection of the harbor since the sub-
marine action of three days before.
Many people on shore watched with
interest as Aruba moved its first oil
since the attack of February 16.
One ship, the "Typhoon", had just
passed through the opening in the reef
when two muffled but heavy explosions
shook the refinery.
The refinery was only shaken, but
the bravery of the "Typhoon's" crew
was broken all to pieces. They had been
in the harbor the night of February
15-16, and had seen the lake tankers
burn. They had heard bombers over-
head, and seen sudden beams from the
Army's big searchlights seeking out
suspicious objects off the coast at
night. They had also heard the explo-
sions at sea just the night before. To
them these two explosions meant enemy
action, and they promptly lowered the
lifeboats and rowed back into the
It was an embarrassed group of sai-
lors that reboarded their ship later in
the day and sailed again, after they
learned that the blasts were only depth
charges dropped by the destroyer that
was waiting outside to protect them.

There was no doubt that submarines
were all around, though they never
again made an attack on the island it-
self. The "Sun" was brought in
February 21, torpedo-ripped but still
afloat, for temporary repairs by the
hard-working Shipyard forces. A few
days later the "Thalia" was sunk be-
tween Aruba and Colombia, with the
loss of only one man.
The night of February 21 a sub-
marine was seen outside the harbor; a
small coast gun reported having hit it,
with no visible effect except that it dis-
appeared. After midnight February 25
the periscope and conning tower of a
submarine were seen outside the east
entrance of the harbor, and at 5 a.m.
one was at the west entrance, apparent-
ly preparing to fire a torpedo through
the opening when a hit from the small
coast gun scared it away. (These were
official reports.)
Two weeks later the "Iroqunis" brought
in 38 members of the crew from
the torpedoed "Penelope", plus nine
members of the:r Navy gun crew. Two
had been lost, including a Navy gunner
who jumped from the crows-nest as the
ship caught fire. By this time a smooth-
running organization was collecting
clothing for shipwrecked sailors, and
this went on for many months, with
shirts, trousers, sweaters, shoes, hats,

* .

and even overcoats contributed to the

(Several years later, when it was
possible to send clothing to Holland,
hundreds of pounds were sent from
here; it would undoubtedly have
been a great deal more if so many
employees had not cleared out all
their surplus for seamen who often
landed here in nothing but their oil-
soaked underwear).

The events of February 16 and the
succeeding days had started an exodus
both from Aruba and from the imme-
diate refinery area. The weekend of
February 21 approximately 140 women
and children (from some 58 families)
elected to return to the United States
until things cooled off. In two days
they were ferried by repeated trips of
chartered airplanes to Maracaibo, from
which they continued northward as
seats became available on scheduled
(For over a year afterwards, the U.S.
government would issue no passports
for family members to travel to Aruba,
because of potential danger and the
uncertain food situation.)
During this week also, hundreds of
truc2kloads of household goods were
moved to other parts of the island by
people living around the refinery's
edges. Weeks later, as the plant sur-
vived night after night without again
being a target for submarines, these
residents moved back into their houses.

Meantime the refinery and marine
operations were rapidly put on a war-
time basis. Enormous blackout shields
were installed at the Powerhouse and
on the still furnaces; the men who ran
the stills or worked in the harbor area
after dark moved outside with flash-
lights showing only a tiny slit of light.
Automobiles were blacked out, so that
each headlight was covered except for
a slit two centimeters wide and one
centimeter high.
As it became evident that black was
to be Aruba's favorite color for a long
time, residents began inventing elabo-
rate versions of blackout blinds; the
more air your blind admitted without
violating the regulation, the smarter
you were and the more imitators you

(An Army man said that it was
the most complete blackout he had
ever seen. There were several reports
of U. S. Army fliers returning from
submarine patrol duty being unable
to find their field, and going over to
un-blacked Maracaibo to wait for
daylight. It was easy to take the
blackout seriously when you felt
that the raiders might be just over
the reef looking in your south

On February 22 work was started on

painting spheroids. (Even by starlight
their silver gleam was plainly visible
from the sea, and they held aviation
gasoline the Allies badly needed). One
spheroid had been sprayed with oil and
then dusted with a liberal coating of
caliche, but the idea proved impractical.
The rest were painted black, the job
taking almost two weeks.
At the same time first aid squads
were organized by the Safety Dept. and
trained by the Medical Dept. for emer-
gency work anywhere in the refinery or
residential area. Concentrations of first
aid supplies were located in various
areas for quick need. Evacuation teams
were organized to coordinate getting
"non-combatants" out of danger areas
if attack came again. Bomb shelters
were built of steel, concrete, and sand-
bags. Blackout wardens patrolled their
rounds. The big refinery whistle would
sound an alarm if needed, and evacua-
tion sirens were installed near the Hos-
pital and the old Esso Club.
The Army, which had placed its
equipment with battlefield haste when
Aruba got on the war map, now settled
down for a long stay. The little tent
camps at Lighthouse Hill, the Seagrape
Grove, the spheroid field, the refinery
waterfront, and the space between the
big and little lagoons, began to be re-
placed by wooden barracks. Ammunition
dumps were dug in the side of Light-
house Hill. Gun and searchlight empla-
cements were made permanent, and a
number of dummy (fake) guns appear-
ed in various locations that were visible
from the sea.
Sabaneta Camp, which had started
out as barracks for temporary Lago
employees and had later been enlarged
by Dutch and English military forces,
now mushroomed again as the U.S.
troops moved in beside their Nether-
lands and Aruban allies.


1939-1945 A

Women worked hard too ii
jobs nas the sewing they di,
committee. named after one o
hero in Oranjestad, and late
L.ago Colony. Its members
hundreds that had been contri
lesa new ones. During the ye
blitzed out of their homes,
clothes were sent from here
Holland was freed, the need
do its share. The prctumes be

The scene of sad destruction
Easo Club. when it was a toti
1912. Not enemy action but
serious blow in the Colony t
work placed the value of ent

At bottom right, mote women
at the U.s.O. Club. Early in
started the Star, and Stripe,
by employees' wives. Later ti
and continued to receive sul
employees. (Bob Vint. present
to be the best U.S.O. in the
a Marine.)



NOVEMBER 29 1948




Toni Federle di Telephone Exchange a tende mas noticia
di vapornan na peliger durante di guerra cu cualkier otro
hende. E tabatin un radio especial pa ricibi sefialnan di
S.O.S. di vapornan. Di dia of anochi, ki ora cu Federle a
tende e seal ora cu un vapor tabata basta cerca pa Aruba
duna yudanza, e tabata cumunicA cu Kustbatterij Holandes
of cu Navy Americano. Hopi bez Toni su spiertamentonan
a yuda salba hopi bida. Na principio, Kustbatterij no por
a actual unbez riba su spiertamento, pasobra Toni tabata
un stranhero, pero toch su spiertamento di antemano tabata
yuda nan pa duna auxilio cu. mas prontitud. Despues Kust-
batterij y Navy labatin orde pa actual unbez riba su spier-

One of the strangest incidents to take place in these early
months of 1942 (when the hush-hush of censorship blanket-
ed everything connected with the local war) was the report
of a German submarine's appearance in Oranjestad har-
bor. The following is an account by one who was there:

"A few days after the first attack, some people saw the
periscope of a submarine in the side harbor of Oranjestad.
It was around one o'clock in the afternoon, and children
on their way to school as usual forgot all about danger to
satisfy their curiosity. There was a group of them on the
waterside between the Fort and the radio station.
Soldiers on guard thought it was an American submarine;
they never thought the Germans would dare so much. Later
on they heard it was not a matter of daring, but that they
had lost their way.
Children were still running to the waterside, when Armi
planes came over, dropping depth charges around the reef.
The children thought all this very interesting and still
didn't see any danger, but the teachers sent them to run-
ning back to school: they didn't stay there very long
though, as soon mothers, fathers, or elder brothers came
to take them home.
Afterwards the German radio said that they had sur-
faced, and that they wanted to shell the radio station, but
seeing so many innocent children along the waterside, they
didn't -do -it.
If that's what really stopped them, we don't know, but
that there was danger is a fact, because, looking through
his binoculars from his house, Dr. Oduber could see the
U-boat, with its gun aimed at Aruba; he could even see
men walking on the deck, also looking through binoculars.
When the planes came over, the submarine fled".

A. E. (Tony) Federle of the Telephone Exchange pro-
bably heard more bad news than anyone else around during
the war. For a period of years there was hardly a ship
sunk by submarines anywhere in the Western Hemisphere
that Tony didn't hear, if there was time to send a distress
signal. From Aruba to the Aleutian Islands in the Arctic,
from Bermuda to the South Pacific, he listened to their
S.O.S. calls, and once he listened as the radio operator on
a hospital ship off the English coast sent out a desperate
call for help as the ship was being torpedoed.
His was no idle curiosity about disaster. On more than
one occasion his prompt handling of the news that a ship
was going down near Aruba helped to save lives, and he
has framed letters from the U.S. Navy's Admiral Chandler
in Curagao and Commodore Clement in Aruba to prove it.
Shortly after war broke out in '39 he borrowed a com-
munications set from Cornelis Peeren, also of the Exchange,
and set it permanently on 600 meters, the standard wave
length for ships. Since ships break their radio silence in
wartime only when they are being attacked, the only time
Tony's radio sounded off was when a ship was in trouble.
Then, even though he were asleep, the "S" signal (three
dots) that took the place of "S.O.S." during the war would
snap him to attention.
Before the U.S. Navy came to assist in the Territory's
defense, Tony passed his reports along to the Dutch Coast
Guard whenever a sinking was close enough for Aruba to
assist with rescue work. Since Tony was a foreigner, the
Coast Guard couldn't act on his reports without official
confirmation, but on more than one occasion their rescue
work was helped by the advance warning he gave them.
Later, full authority was given Coast Guard and Navy
forces to act quickly on his reports.
His work was most valuable one morning when a new
"T-2" tanker, making its maiden trip, was torpedoed at
4:30 a.m about 30 miles from Aruba. Almost while the ship
was still sending its three dots, Tony passed the word along.
It turned out that the submarine had later surfaced, and
was circling the lifeboats and rafts, possibly preparing to
fire on them. However, Coast Guard and Navy speedboats
were able to reach the scene so quickly because of the early
warning that all members of the crew were saved.
His citation from Admiral Chandler (who was later lost
at Manila) reads: "It is most gratifying to know that you,
of your own volition and through your personal willingness
to contribute something extra to the war effort, have thus
materially aided in the rescue of these survivors."

February 19 (1942)
plosionnan na punta
sigui pa cartuchonan

a cuminza cu ex-
p'ariba di Aruba,
di bomba di luz cu

a pasa den Esso Club y un Bachelor
Quarters. (Mira Esso News di Novem-
ber 4.)
E mainta ey excitaci6n a aumenta cu.
un incident, cu apesar di seriedad di
guerra tabatin su banda pret. Mientras
cu. agun destroyer tabata un milla for
di costa pa convoyA nan, tres ocean
tanker a sali for di haaf. Nan tabata e
promenan cu a sali for di protecci6n di
haaf desde e acci6n di submarine di
tres dia prome. Hopi hende a para
mira cu interest ora cu, Aruba a trans-
portA azeta pa di prom6 bez despues di
e ataque di 16 di Fobruari.
Un di e tankernan, "Typhoon" a caba
di pasa e salida mei-mei di reef ora cu
dos explosion a sagudi henter refineria.
E tripulantenan di "Typhoon" cu
tabata den haaf di Februari 15-16, a
mira e lake tankernan kima. Nan a

tende bombernan ta bula -onstante-
mente, y nan a mira claridad di repente
di e zoeklichtnan grand di Eh6rcito
Americano ta busca obhetonan sospe-
choso na costa den anochi. Nan a tende
tambe e explosionnan di e anochi ante-
rior. Ora e explosionnan a sagudi ref-
ineria, nan a kere cu tabata acci6n
enemigo, y nan a baha lanchanan unbez
y nan a rema bolbe haaf.
Mas laat, un grupo di marinero
masha confus a bolbe bordo di nan
vapor, despues cu nan a tende cu e ex-
plosionnan tabata depth charge cu e
destroyer cu tabata warda p'afor a los
pa protege nan.
No tabatin ningun duda cu no tabatin
submarine afor, aunque nunca nan no
a atakA e isla. Dia 21 di Februari nan
a trece "Sun" den haaf, torpediA, pero
toch aflote, pa Shipyard haci repara-
cionnan temporario riba dje. Algun dia
despues "Thalia" a sink centre Aruba y
Colombia, cu perdida di un bida so.
Continued na pdgina 8

n dia despues di e prom6 ataque, algun hende a mira
op di un submarine paden di haaf di Oranjestad.
banda di un'or di merdia y muchanan na caminda
)ol, manera semper, a lubida peliger pa nan satisfac6
riosidad. Tabatin un monton di nan para na kanto di
mei-mei di forti y stacion di radio.
man na warda a kere cu tabata un submarine Ameri-
ues nan no por a kere cu Alemannan por a tribi
Despues nan a haya sa cu no tabata tribilidad, ma
'erdwaal e submarine tabata.
lanan tabata sigui yena na kanto .di lamar, ora cu
,nonan Americano a cuminza bula y nan a cuminza
epth charge" banda di rif. Ainda e muchanan no a
peliger, pero maestronan a mandanan corre drenta
unda nan no a keda largo, pasobra pronto mama.
rumannan mayor a bin busca nan hiba cas.
u2s Alemannan a laga sa cu nan tabata riba awa y
kera tira riba stacion di radio, pero mirando tanto
inocente na kanto di awa nan no a haci esey. Cu ta
stroba nan nos no sa, pero cu tabatin peliger ta sigur,
i di su cas Dr. Oduber a mira door di verrekijker cu
arino tabata riba awa y cu e cation cu su boca 'riba
y hasta e por a mira hombernan ta camna riba dek,
lo door di verrekijker. Ora aeroplanonan a cuminza
in a hui.



ars. One of their outstanding
nrncers Irene Cuml mtiee. Thib
liana's daughters, first staLted
Ie formed in San Nicolas andl
d salvaged garments by the
r. and sewed or knitted couni-
)usalndr of Blitons were beina
ightly-pracked cases of warrn
hell) relieve suffering. \VWhe
eater, and Aruba continued to
Early 1911. show groulis a

left marked the end of the old
* in the early hours of June ,.
late accident, the fire was a
en blackout tension and hard
cilitres at a premium.

This time entertaining soldiers
Lago Community Council had
ed by the Council and staffed
vere taken over by the U'.S.O..
port in money and time from
manager, ran what was reported
!ral years before he left to be




Beethoven, Chopin,
Liszt, and other
musical names equ-
ally famous appear-
ed on the program
when Majoie Hajari,
talented Surinam
concert pianist gave
a recital at the So-
ciedad Bolivarlana
October 29. Miss
Hajarl, who also in-
cluded in the pro-
gram a number of
her own composi-
tions was enthusi-
astically received by
the capacity audien-
ce. Above, she re-
ceives the applause
of her hearers upon
the completion of
one of her own pie-
ces. The inset shows
Miss Hajari at the
keyboard. The pictu-
res are by Samuel

A study in grace, presented by sea gulls that follow t'e
ships of Lago's fleet in and out of Lake Maracaibo. The
closest bird at center has just caught a thrown piece of
bred (visible in his heak), while one behind him veers
away to avoid collision and one above puts on the brakes.

Beethoven, Chopin. Liszt y otro nombernan famoso di miisica tabata riba program di Majole
Hajari. planista Surinam, ora cu el a duna un concerto na Sociedad Bolivariana dia 29 di Octo-
ber. Riba program tabatin tambe algun composition di Srta. Hajari mes. Aki riba e ta ricibl un
aplauso entusidstico despues di su "Ballet Hindu". Den hoeki drechi, Srta. Hajari na piano.

Spiritual melodies of haunting beauty came from the lips of the Fisk Ju-
bilee Singers when they captivated their listeners at the Sociedad Boliva-
riana November 10. Singing all types of music with equal ease, these fiva
men and their woman directress are in the midst of a tour of Latin Ameri-
can countries. The picture below was taken by Samuel Rajroop.

Gracia y lihereza demonstrate pa e paranan aki (meclawchi), cu ta sigui tan-
kernan di Lago ora di drenta y sail Lago di Maracaibo. Esun mas grand a
caba di vange un pida pan cu nan a tira na halto pe (den su plek), y un
otro trash dl die ta hacl un buelta pa nan no books, mientras cu esun mas
arlba ta dal su brake. Esun mas adilanti sl no ta mors cu nlngun hende, el
a sigul bai su camlnda keto.

Fisk Jubilee Singers a cobra masha exit dia 10 di November na Sociedad
Bolivariana. For di cuminzamento te fin di e program nan a cautivA e
audiencla grand cu nan boznan melodioso. E cinco cantornan cu nan direc-
tora, Sra. Myers a sigul pa America Latina. Aruba tin di gradici e anochi
di cultural aki na Arubaanse Kunstkring.


It's surprising sometimes what you'll find under beach umbrellas In
California, at any rate. This find is Paulette Goddard, who recently turned
blonde to co-star with Ray Milland in Paramount's "Kitty".

Mare bao di tur parasol tabatin un
asina. E stropl aki ta Paulette God.
dard, cu antes tabatin cabei scur,
pero cu a hacie blond awor pa su rol
den e pelicula "Kitty" di Paramount,
den cual e tin Ray Milland come

"Two Gentlemen of Verona", Shakespeare with all the trimmings, was presented by an all-girl cast
at the Methodist Church October 29. A large, appreciative audience witnessed the production
which was given by the Girl's League to help raise money for the new Church building. In one of
the more dramatic scenes are seen Marie Gumbs, Muriel Stewart, Lilian Gumbs. Elfreda Romeo
(kneeling), Ruth Abrahams, and Eileen Williams. The play was produced and directed by Mrs.
Ruby Stevenson. The picture was taken Samuel Rajroop.


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NOVEMBER 29 1948

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As he did several issues ago, the Esso
News camera mar, made a trip around the
plant once again. These are some of the
pictures of employees pausing at their va-
rious jobs.

Mescos cu algun tempo pas6, fot6grafo
di Esso News a bolbe saka portret den pian-
ta. Esakinan ta portretnan di various emple-
adonan posando na nan trabao.

Shove;ing away for all they are worth.
these men are doing a fast job of
loading the truck. Left to right. Ne-
ville Fortune, Carlo Ralgar, Joseph

Trahando cu tur nan for-a y lihereza
e tres hombernan aki no ta tuma
much tempo pa carga e truck. DI
rober pa drechi, Nevill Fortune, Carlo
Ralgar, Joseph Gideon.

Lamta un edificio pa Light Oils training ta trabao hasta
pisa. E dos metslanan, Francisco De Freitas y Placido
Scharbaai ta sosega un rato pa nan saka portret.

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A pair of Lago's
traveling athfl?,s
display their win-
nings. In the pictu-
re at right Reynold
Jackson of th, Di-
ning Hall and ei;vin
Wong of the Store-
house are sen with
the cup; they won
in Curacao recently
in the trial meets fo-
the Olympiad in Co-
lonbia. Jackson he-
came champ in the
Long Jump with a
leap of 6.2 meters
and Wong was top
man in the 100 me-
ter dash running it
in 10.9 seconds.



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Putting up the new Light Oils Training Building is quite
a job and these two masons reiax for a moment as the
cameraman takes their picture.

In a new Job Training course in physics for T.S.D. employees, instructor
E. M. Gilmore explains the quirks of water pressure to his class. For-
merly the only Job Training in T.S.D. was done in the Laboratories
Division; now with the new courses in physics, mathematics and chemi-
stry, ali the divisions will have trainees. At right in the pictures, left
to right. C. Soobrian, J. Persaud, Z. Khan, G. Rathnum, B. Ferguson.
M. Irott. Members of the class not seen in the picture are G. Kunath,
A. Gonsalves, 1. Chin, W. Robles, T. Newton and H. Lopez. With back
to camera. Instructor E. Gil.aore.

Guardians of the gate at the entrance to the Tankfarm
are Patrolmen F. Maccost and F. Prevost.

Wardadornan di gate

na entrada di Tankfarm ta F. Maccost
y F. Prevost.

Toribio Thijsen and Rupert Williams are the two launchmen sitting here on
the "T"dock waiting for a call for launch service to come In.
Torihio Thijsen y Rupert Williams ta sinta riba "T" dock ta warda un Ila-
mada pa serviclo di lancha pa nan pone man na obra.

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Pa Seleccin pa Olympiada In Curagao For Olympiad

In the presentation match at the close of the
recent "His Brittannic Majesty's Government
Cup" cricket competition, British Guiana met
the "Rest" and defeated them. 160 for 9 to
141 for all. At the end of the game, 0. Mingus,
assistant general manager, presented the cup to
Ivan Mendes, captain of the B.C. team. In addi-
tion to the cup, individual prizes were awarded
to the men outstanding in the various depart-
ments of the game. Above, B. K. Chand acting
as master of ceremonies introduces Ivan Men-
des to the crowd while R. Bishop and 0. Mingus
look on. At right Mr. Mingus presents the indi-
vidual trophy for the highest batting average to
William Smith of the B.G. team. Other individual
prizes included one for the highest individual
score, which went to H. Dalrymple of Dominica
C.C.; bowler taking most wickets, C. Worrell of
Cambridge, and best bowling average, S. Spanner
of St. Eustatius.

Aruba Trading Cup is Prize
In New Football Competition

With the Aruba Trading Junior
League Cup as the prize, a new football
competition started at Lago Heights
Field November 3, when the Rangers
beat the Trinidad "B" team 2-0 in the
opening match of the three month long
The tournament will be a round robin
and is expected to end in the last week
of January, after which the winners
will be presented with the cup at a pre-
sentation match. The seven teams ente-
red in the tourney are the Rangers,
Trinidad "B", Grenada, British Guiana
"B", La Fama "B", Voorwaarts II, and
the Pirates..
Members of the Committee running
this new competition are D. Viapree of
the Hospital as chairman, G. Permaul
of M. & C. as secretary, G. Liburd of
No. 3 Lab., C. Marks of the Dispensary,
E. Kock of No. 2 Lab., J. Da Silva De
Freitas, and 0. Nascimento, E. Kock
and I. Gordijk, all of the Catalytic


November 10
Voortwaarts II
November 16
British Guiana 'B'
November 17
La Fama 'B'

Make Olympiad Choices

As Trial Meets Continue

With the choosing of a committee to
decide which of the Territory's out-
standing athletes will attend, and the
running of the first of several trial
meets, plans for the sending of an
athletic team from the Curaqao Territ.
ory to Colombia in December are
moving forward rapidly. The Curaqao
team will be competing against men
from 16 Central American and northern
South American countries.
The Committee chosen by the Cura-
cao Association for Physical Culture
(C.B.L.O.) has arranged for the trials
and made its final decisions by Novem-
ber 23-24, as to what men will make
the Barranquilla trip.
The Territory will be represented in
football, basketball, tennis, boxing,
fencing, track, water polo, swimming,
and rifle.
It is planned to put the men through
as rigorous a training program as
possible, to get them in the best cond-
ition to compete.
The Committee consists of Norman
Chumaceiro, president; David Capriles,
technical leader; Harry Dennert, secret-

Ramon Douglaf, of the Esso Club,
and Elaine McCoy were married at the
Methodist Church in San Nicolas No-
vember 30.

In the opening game
of the new Aruba
Trading Jun. League
Football Competition,
the Rangers, below,
defeated Trinidad
"B" above, 2-0.
Playing for Trinidad
are George Liburd
(manager), Carlos
Faria, David Morgan,
Elric Crichlow (cap.
tain), Joseph Char.
le,, Raymond Alee,
Dennis Lau, Leyland
McDonald. In front
are Gerry Aqul, Cal-
vin Assang, Kenny
Welch, Mikey Wong,
Kelvin Joseph. The
Rangers players in-
elude Ciricao Tromp,
Frank Gilkes, Joseph
De Freltas, Bernard
Mongroo, Cecil Hop-
mans, Hippolyte
Laurence, and H. A.
Canwood. Kneeling
are Jose Ceerman.
Guy Permaul, Donald
Harry, and Simon

Despues di dos siman di trainmento
rigido, un team di Aruba cu ta consist
mayor parti di empleadonan di Lago a
bai Curaqao dia 27 di October pa com-
peti cu otronan pa drenta team di Te-
ritorio di Curacao pa e Olympiada cu
lo tuma lugar na Baranquilla na De-
cember. Captein Fraay di Savaneta a
train e hombernan aki; Captein Fraay
ta un instructor di cultural fisica y e
tabata den e grupo di Holanda cu a
tr-ma parti den e Olympiada cu tabatin
na Berlin na anja 1936.
Various miembronan di e delegaci6n
Arubana a duna un bon prestatie na e
oncuentro. Entre nan tabatin K. Wong,
cu a gana e careda di 100 meter den
10.9 second. Reynold Jackson a gana
o Bulamento Halto cu un salto di 6.2
meter; ademas di esey e tabata num-
ber dos den e careda di 400 meter.
Ivan Brewster y Ronald Mingo tambe
a saka cara di Aruba den e careda di
1500 meter. Den football y basketball,
sinembargo ,Aruba no tabatin suerte,
pues el a perde tur dos contra Cura-
qao, football cu 2-1 y basketball cu 22-12.
E hombernan cu a haci e viahe ta
Reynold Jackson di Dining Hall, Ivan
Brewater di Electrical, Julian Cox di
Electrical, Reynold Mingo di Electri-
cal, Kelvin Wong di Storehouse, Ted-
die Johnson di Gas Plant, Hector Rosa-
rio, Pablo Julia y A. Brown tur di Sa-
baneta, y Frank Moll.

After two weeks of rigid training, an
all-Aruba track team composed mainly
of Lago employees travelled to Curacao
October 27, to compete against the best
they have to offer for berths on the
Curaqao Territory team, which will go
to the Olympiad in Colombia in Decem-
ber. The men have been trained by
Captain Fraay of Savaneta, who is a
physical culture instructor and was
picked to be on the Netherlands track
squad for the 1936 Olympic Games in
Several of the Aruban delegation
made out very well in the meet. Among
them were K. Wong, who took first
place in the 100 meter dash with a time
of 10.9 seconds. Reynold Jackson took
to the Long Jump with a jump of 6.2
meters in addition to placing second in
the 400 meter race. Ivan Brewster and
Ronald Mingo showed up well for Aru-
ba in the 1500 race. In football and bas-
ketball, however, Aruba was not so for-
tunate, losing both to Curaqao, the for-
mer by 2-1 and the latter by 22-12.
The men who made the trip are
Reynold Jackson of the Dining Hall,
Ivan Brewster of Electrical, Julian
Cox of Electrical, Ronald Mingo of
Electrical, Kelvin Wong of the Store-
house, Teddie Johnson of the Gas
Plant, Hector Rosario, Pablo Julia,
and A. Brown all of Savaneta, and
Frank Moll.

Baseball Starts at Sport Park
As Fans Turn Out For Opener i

Baseball again came to the fore at
the Sport Park November 24 when the
first game of the new Lago Sport Park
Baseball League for 1946 started with
Artraco meeting Barnes' Ramblers in a
hot game which ended in a 15 to 2 win
for the Ramblers. W. R. C. Miller and
B. Teagle started the league off with
Teagle pitching the first ball and Miller
batting it.
The league will be run as a round
robin but it will be a twice around af-
fair with each team playing all the
others twice. It is sponsored by the
Lago Sport Park Committee and is to
be run by a steering committee of five
men elected from the captains and man-
agers of all the teams. Games will be
played at 10 o'clock in the morning and
2 o'clock in the afternoon every Sunday.
The committee hopes that the begin-
ning of this new league will revive
considerable interest in baseball.
The seven teams entered are Artraco,
Cerveceria, Dodgers, Barnes' Ramblers,
San Lucas, Pepsi Cola, and Venezuela.
The members of the committee include
Jose Bryson, Raul Aparicio, Robert Ri-
chardson, Jose Bajo Campo, and W.
Van Heyningen.

Henry Ben, of the Boiler Shop, will
leave December 9 and fly to Demerara,
B.G. where he will visit his children
for 10 weeks. Henry has worked in the
Boiler Department for 19 years and it
will be his first trip back home in that

While on vacation, which commenced
November 20, Francisco Petrochi of the
Acid Plant planned to marry Johanna
Antonia Petrochi at the Santa Anna
Church in Noord November 27. After
the ceremony a reception was to be held
at the residence of the bride's parents.
The couple will make their home in

Annie Viera, formerly of the Accoun-
ting Stenographic Group, is visiting in
Aruba after a two year absence. She left
her home in B.G. two months ago and
stayed in Curacao during that time with
her husband Herman Viera, formerly of
the L.O.F. At the end of his vacation
Herman returned to B.G. and Annie
came to Aruba to visit her father and

Semi-Monthly Payroll
Nov. 16-30 Monday, Dec. 9
Dec. 1-15 Monday, Dec. 23
Monthly Payroll
Nov. 1-30 Tuesday, Dec. 10


Anjanan Di Guerra
Continud di pdgina 5
E anochi di 21 di Februari nan a
mira un submarine p'afor di haaf; un
cafion chikito di costa a report cu nan
a rake, sin ningun otro efecto sino cu
el a desaparec6. Despues di mei anochi
di 25 di Februari nan a mira periscoop
y toren di un submarine p'afor di entra-
da p'ariba di haaf y 5'or di marduga
tabatin un na entrada p'abao, aparente-
mente cli pa los un torpedo door di e
entrada, ora cu e tiro di e cation chikito
a spant6 y a pone hui. (Esakinan ta
rapportnan official )
Dos siman despues "Iroquois" a trece
38 miembro di tripulaci6n di "Pene-
lope" torpediA, ademas di nuebe miem-
bronan di Navy cu tabatin abordo. Ta-
batin perdia -di dos bida.
Pa e tempo aki tabatin un organiza-
ci6n cu tabata colecti paila pa e mari-
neronan naufragi, y esaki a sigui hopi
tempo mas y un cantidad grand di
camisa, carson, sweater, zapato, sombr6
y hasta overcoat a worde colecti.
E eventonan di 16 di Februari y e
siguiente dianan, a causa un evacuaci6n
di Aruba y di e area cerca di refineria.
Durante weekend di Februari 21, 140
sencra y joenan a scoge di bai Merca
te ora cu situaci6n drecha. Den dos dia
nan a bai, cu aeroplanonan especial ta
Maracaibo, idi unda nan a sigui nan
curso despues. Durante e mes siman,
trucknan yen tabata carga cosnan di
esnan cu tabata biba den cercania ime-
diata di refineria, pa otro partinan di e
isla. Simannan despues, ora cu nada
mas no a pasa, e residentenan a bolbe
nan cas.
Mientras tanto operacionnan di ref-
ineria y marina a word poni rapida-
mente riba base di guerra. Schermenan
enorme di blackout a worde install na
Powerhouse y na fornunan di stillnan.
Automobielnan tabatin luznan tur tapi,
cu exception di un spleet di dos centi-
meter largo y un centimeter hancho.
Dia 22 di Februari nan a cu.minzi
pinta tankinan preto; a dura dos siman
prom4 cu tur tabatin nan trahe di
Sabaneta Camp cu prom6 tabata
barakanan pa empleadonan temporario
di Lago, cu a word extend pa fuerza-
nan military Holandes y Ingles, awor a
extend mas ainda, ora cu tropanan
Americano a uni nan cu nan aliadonan
Arubiano y Holandes.