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VOL. 10, No. 7

Dakota

Thousands See
Best Olympiad

Hundreds of athletes and thousands
of spectators joined at the Sport Park
April 30 for the celebration of H.M.
Queen Juliana’s birthday, first since her
coronation, in a sports Olympiad rated
as the best yet staged. Over 100 valuable
prizes were awarded in the 32-event pro-
cram, with keen competition in every
event.

Among interested spectators during
the afternoon were Governor L .A. H.
Peters of Curacao and Lt. Governor
L. C. Kwartsz of Aruba.

Special trophies went to R. O. Jack-
son, selected as the day’s outstanding
male athlete; J. Peters, the outstanding
apprentice; and M. Josefa, named the
outstanding female athlete.

Among the speakers at the meet were
Lago President J. J. Horigan, Marine
Manager G. H. Jett, Gov. Peters, Lt.
Gov. Kwartsz, and B. Teagle of In-
dustrial Relations.

Three addresses of welcome were
given. B. K. Chand spoke in English,
H. M. Nagsy in Dutch, and B. F. Dirksz
in Papiamento.

The awards to the winning athletes
were presented by C. F. Smith, of Lago’s
management, with E. J. Huckleman act-
ting as master of ceremonies. M. E. In-
niss gave the response to Mr. Smith’s
talk.

A new layout was used for the track,
giving the crowd the best view possible
of all the events, and a special effort
was made to keep the center ring clear
of spectators so all could see.

For devoting long hours to the prepa-
ration of the Olympiad and for seeing
that it went off smoothly and efficiently,
much credit must go to Chairman
Dirksz, of the Lago Sport Park Com-
mittee; E. J. Huckleman, coordinator;
and to the many employees who worked
with them as judges, stewards, time-
keepers and the many other kinds of
work needed to make the day a success.

(For detailed results see page 7.)



ops First

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

Half Safety





Assistant General Manager O. Mingus presents a sterling silver belt buckle to Dakota
Captain J. H. Leysner, while Dakota’s lieutenants look on. The Dakota team won the
first half of the Safe Workers’ Contest, with an accident improvement record of 76 per
cent, 20 per cent ahead of the second place team. From left to right above are Mr.
Mingus, Mr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, and A. Arends.

Sub-Gerente O. Mingus ta presenta un gespu di plata na captan di Dakota, J. H.

Leysner, den presencia di tenientenan di Dakota. Dakota a sali victorioso cu un adelanto

di 76% den nan record, hibando e siguiente team 20 punto. Di robez pa drechi: Sr.
Mingus, Sr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, y A. Arends.

Yehudi Menuhin To Play Here

Th ee violinist, Yehudi Menuhin,
wil’ give a recital in Oranjestad on May
26, Ascension Day. He will appear at
the De Veer Theater at 8:15 p.m.

Mr. Menuhin’s program will consist of
works by Beethoven, Bartok, Paganini,
Debussy, de Sarasate, and Wieniawski.

He will be accompanied by the Dutch
pianist George Van Renesse.

Mr. Menwhin’s appearance here is
sponsored by the Aruba Art Circle in
cooperation with the management of
the De Veer Theater. Admission will be
Fls. 6 for members of the Art Circle, and
Fls. 8 for non-members.

Tickets may be obtained at the KNSM
office in Oranjestad, and the Peasant
Shop in San Nicolas.

C. F. Smith congratulates R. O. Jackson as he presents the huge trophy awarded to the

outstanding athlete at the Queen’s Birthday Olympiad. The Esso Dining Hall speedster

also won the award at last year’s Lago Sport Park meet. (More Olympiad pictures on
page 6.)

C. F. Smith ta felicité R. O. Jackson mientras e ta entregué e tréfeo grandi siendo cu
e tabata e atlético cu a destacd mas den e Olimpiada di Anja di La Reina. Anja pasa
tambe es empleado di Esso Dining Hall a gana es tréfeo aki.



Dakota A Gana Promé Mitar
Di Concurso di Seguridad

Team di Dakota, cu un adelanto di 76 %
den su record, a worde declara ganador
di promé mitar di Concurso di Seguridad.
E promé mitar ta cubri e periodo di 1 di
November, 1948 te 30 di April, 1949.

Cada muher den e team di Dakota lo
ricibi un polvera di plata y cada homber
lo ricibi un gespu di plata cu insignia di
Concurso di Seguridad ariba. Si nan ta
desea, e hombernan por tuma un paar di
zapato di Seguridad na lugar di e gespu;
e zapatonan aki ta e nobonan, tipo
mocasin.

Premionan lo worde entrega e siman
aki.

Miembronan di Dakota ta inclui em-
pleadonan di Cracking Department, Elec-
trical Department, T.S.D.-Engineering y
Executive Office.

Asina cu a worde anuncia cu Dakota
a gana e promé mitar di Concurso di Se-
guridad, captannan y tenientenan di e

Continud na pagina 8

Chief Brook Gets Dutch Medal

Chief G. B. Brook, of the Lago Police
Department, was last month decorated
by the Netherlands Government with the
Gold Medal of Honor in the Order of
Oranje-Nassau. On behalf of Her Ma-
jesty Queen Juliana, the honor was an-
nounced here April 29 by Lt. Gov. L. C.
Kwartsz.

Awards of this nature are made for
meritorious service toward the state or
community.

Olympiada Precensia

Pa Algun Mil Hende

Atléticonan y mironesnan cu a monta
na algun mil a reuni na Sport Park, dia
30 di April pa celebracion di Anja di La
Reina Juliana, pa di promé bez desde cu
el a worde corona. E Olimpiada a resulta
esun di mihor cu tabatin. Mas di 100
premionan bunita a worde presenta bao
di e programa cu tabata consisti di 32
evento.

Entre esnan cu tabata presenta trei
merdia nos a nota Su Excelencia Gou-
verneur Peters di Curagao y Gezagheb-
ber L. C. Kwartsz di Aruba.





MAY 13, 1949

Contest

All Teams Share
In Forty Per Cent
Plant Improvement

Employees Set Sights
On Winning Second Half

The Dakota team, with an accident
improvement record of 76 per cent, was
this month declared the winner of the
first half of the Safe Workers’ Contest.
This half of the Contest covers the
period from November 1, 1948 through
last April 30.

To each member of the Dakota team
will go one of the following prizes: for
ladies, an Elgin American compact with
sterling silver finish; for men, a sterling
silver belt buckle with the Safe Workers’
Contest emblem on it. Or, if they choose,
the men can select a pair of safety shoes
instead; these shoes are the new-style
moccasin type.

Prizes were to be distributed this
week.

Members of the Dakota team include
employees from the Cracking Depart-
ment, the Electrical Department, TSD
Engineering, and the Executive Office.

Immediately following the announce-
ment that Dakota had won the first half,
the captain and lieutenants of the win-
ning team received the congratulations
of the Company Management.

"Your team’s 76 per cent improve-
ment record is most gratifying,’ Assis-
tant General Manager O. Mingus told
them, ’’especially in view of the fact that
you were twenty points ahead of your
nearest competitor’.

Extending credit to the team captains
and his lieutenants for getting out and
promoting safe working practices among
the employees, Mr. Mingus added that
"most accidents can be avoided. By
making your teams members more
conscious of the importance of working
safely, you men have done a great deal
in our campaign to materially reduce the
number of accidents”.

To Dakota Captain J. H. Leysner, re-
presenting the winning team, Mr. Mingus
presented a sterling silver belt buckle.

Dakota lieutenants who accompanied
Mr. Leysner to the meeting were
A. Arends and V. Jacobs, of the Electri-
cal Department; H. Kelly, representing
TSD Engineering and the Executive De-
partment; and F. Da Silva, of the Crac-
king Department.

With the first half of the Contest
over, attention will now be centered on
establishing high records for the second
six months, and for the overall accident
improvement record for the entire year
of the Contest. The second half will end
on October 31,

There are still three more chances to

Continued on page 7

THE FIRST SIX MONTHS

Standing Team Score
ie Dakota 76 %
Daimart 56 %
Bucuti 34%
Yamanota "53 %
Fontein 2°53 %
Malmok 50 %
Palm Beach 43 %
Druit 35 %
Balashi 15 %
Andicurl 10 %
Hoolberg 7%
Bubali 3%

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OVERALL PLANT IMPROVEMENT





Aruss Ess NEWS

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES,
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, June 3. All copy must reach the editor in

the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 27. |

Telephone 523
Curacao, N.W.1.

An intersection in a street can be looked at two ways —
either it belongs strictly to you any time you come near it,
or it is public property and is something you share with
others, like sunshine.

If you look on it as a sharing proposition, you slacken
speed as you approach the intersection, and are ready to
pounce on the brake if another car shows up with an equal
claim to it. If, on the other hand, you are the type that
believes it is only yours, you steam on through like the
Twentieth Century Limited, your foot still heavy on the gas
and at the same speed you used back in the middle of the
block, gambling that no one is in the way.

Fortunately most drivers are of the "sharing” variety —
they not only share all intersections with others of their
kind, but also with the high speed locomotive drivers. Fortu-
nately also, it isn’t often that two of the non-sharing variety
happen to enter the same intersection at the same time,
because if they do there is a crash that can be heard for
blocks, with twisted steel and broken glass all over the place,
and maybe a broken body or two.

Share the intersections and live longer.

BY THE



Printed by the Curagaosche Courant,



Bo por considera cruzada di caya na dos manera — of bo
ta consideré completamente di bo ki ora cu bo yega cerca,
of bo por consideré como propiedad publico y algu cu mester
worde comparti cu otro, mescos cu, por ehempel, lus di solo
ta pa un y tur goza di dje.

Si bo ta comparti cruzada di caya cu otro, bo ta mengua

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Departmental Reporters

(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned





In a tip fer this Issue)

Simon Coronel »0000000 Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Simon Geerman Drydock

Bernard Marquls
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Bool
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort

Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stille

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

Lago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
Catalytic

M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Laundry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops

00000000
00000000

Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh

Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson

Edgar Connor

Mario Harms

Cade Abraham

Jan Oduber

John Francisco

Jose La Cruz

Stella Oliver

Ricardo Van Blarcum 90000000
Claude Bolah

Garage
Harold James Paracel!
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rajroop 00000000 Special

Jeffrey Nelson Carpenter &
George Lawrence Ga

speed ora bo ta acereando y bo ta para cla pa brake si
acaso tin un otro auto ta bini, cu tambe tin mes derecho
riba e cruzada cu bo. Si di otro banda, bo ta haya cu ta di
bo so e ta, anto bo ta sigui preta riba gasolin, pasa bai
manera un vuurpijle, cu speranza cu lo no tin mas auto ta
bin cruza na e mes momento.

Ta bon cu mayoria di chauffeurnan ta comparti derecho
cu otro, y ta bon e vuurpijlenan no ta topa cu otro na e mes
cruzada mucho bez, pasobra si nan yega na topa anto lo tin
un sla pa henter stad tende, cu hopi kibramento di glas y
machicamento di staal y hero, y podiser dos tres cadaver pa
napa.

Comparti derecho cu otronan na cruzadanan di caya y lo
bo biba mas largo.









Members of the Colony’s Womens’ Club listen to Mrs. J. L. Blair Buck, president of the
General Federation of Womens’ Clubs, who was a recent visitor to Aruba. She was
accompanied by nine other ladies from the General Federation in the States. Mrs. Buck
is seen in center; on her right are Mrs. W. L. Curtiss, slated for next year’s presidency
of the Colony’s Womens’ Club, and Mrs. F. R. Burson, present president. While the
visitors from the States were here they were received by Lt. Gov. and Mrs. L. C.
Kwartsz; taken on a tour of the island by the Aruba Dames Club, who entertained them
at luncheon; and honored at a tea given by the Colony Womens’ Club.

DEATHS

William P. Joe, controlman in the
Utilities Department, died April 28. He
was 39.

Mr. Joe was born in St. Martin, and
had worked for the Company for eleven
years and nine months. He is survived
by his wife and six children.

team.

Van and Piet...

WHAT HAPPENED TO your
HEAD, PIET ? Dip you
FALL OFF THE GREASED

f 1 RAN THE (00 YO.
RACE IN THE OLY
PIAD, NEXT TIME
T'Lt LEAVE IT TO

"During May, Make Safety Pay"

That’s the Safe
slogan that won Frank Gilkes, of the
Shipyard office, a sterling silver ciga-
rette case. He’s a member of the Fontein

The Contest Incentive Committee re-
views slogans every month.



CYI Pays 24 Initial,
5 Supplemental Winners

Twenty-nine employees are richer by
Fls. 985 for winning ideas named by the
Coin Your Ideas Commitee for the
month of March. Five of the awards
were supplemental, with the remainder
initial winners.

Top winner in the group was Thomas
A. Wolfe, whose idea to change the
water overflow from the No. 11 gas oil
unit’s condenser box won him Fils. 200.
This was a supplemental winner.

The next highest winner, W. Alexis,
won a Fls. 100 initial award for his idea
to substitute a photostat fixer for an
electro-copyist fixer.

The other supplemental awards:

Thomas A. Quinn, Fls. 75, change
double water wash connection in W-6
drum, west acid treating plant.

Nathaniel Holland, Fils. 50, pump
caustic present in spheroids back to
treating plant.

Pedro De Windt, Fls. 30, install pipe,
elbow, and hose connections at kerosene
and diesel filling rack.

Antonio Koolman, Fls. 20, change
rerun bottoms sample drain line from
sewer to drainage drum — No. 12

Continued on page 4

Workers’ Contest

THATS TOO BAD - THAT
WON?T HELP YoUR TEA
ANY IN THE CONTEST,

WHAT DIFFERENCE
DOES IT MAKE ? WE
A WERE NEAR THE BOT-

TOM IN THE F\RST



bo team





Piet: Pakico bo ta cu kruk awe, Dan? Dan: Pero Piet, ta pakico tur bo coco ta Dan: No nek! Esey si ta pone t

Dan: Mi a bai haci gai, bai pusta careda verband asina? Ta foi palo di ceba ; atras den Concurso di Seguridad.
Anja di La Reina, pero e curpa a bo a slip? Piet: y ta di menos; toch nos ta un di
nenga...... Piet: No broe. Ta ayera mi a lubida di delasternan awor cu promé parti di

bisti mi sombré di Seguridad.

e Concurso a pasa.

Stay Above the 30°, Mark And Win A Prize






MAY 13, 1949

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NEW ARRIVALS |
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A daughter, Frida Maria,
Arthur L. Lopes, April 18,
_- 4 son, Hermengildo, to Mr. and Mrs, Jacob ,
Kock, April 13.

A son, Fitzpatrick, to Mr. and Mrs. Fi
Calder, April 18. era



to Mr. and Mrs.

_A son, David Bedford, to Mr. and Mrs. Ira J.
Kirkman, April 13.
A son, Leonard Ezekiel, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo-







April 14,
ohn, to Mr. and Mrs. Reynold

» to Mr. and Mrs. Naciso Jaco-

a ughter, Glenda Helen, to Mr.
Francisco E. Croes, April 18.

on, Rudolf Roland, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
April 20.

and Mrs.















: son, Winston Nathaniel, to Mr. and Mrs.
Faithman Paul, April
Lupina to Mr. and Mrs.
April .
T ton, to Mr, and Mrs, Joseph

» to Mr. and Mrs. Santiago

A daughter,
Lodewijk Wille
A daughter,
Japheth E,
A

Leonida Lucia, to Mr. and Mrs



» to Mr. and Mrs
s, April
» to Mr.



and Mrs. Dominico

marie, to Mr. and Mrs.


























A 5 to Mr, and Mrs.
Conrad Simon, April
_A son, Charles G., to Mr. and Mrs. Olinda
Croes, April 23.
A son, , to Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Brad-
shaw, April
A daughte rtha, to Mr. and Mrs
Estefanus M
A daughte , to Mr. and Mrs. David
Cummings
A daught ary Elizabeth, to Mr. and Mra
John E. Allen, April 28.
on, Stanley Alfred, to Mr. and Mrs. Natha-
niel Guadeloupe, April 29
son, Allan Philip, to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R
d, April 30.
son, Jan Daniel, to Mr. and Mrs. G. Berk-
houdt, Apr 0
A son, Jacobo, to Mr. and Mrs. Gero-
nimo Henriquez, May 1.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Basilio Wever, May 1
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan R. Koolman,
May 1,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Egbert B. Ledger,
May 1.



A. R. Galt, chief engineer in the Lake Fleet,
stands beside the oil painting which won
him the awards on top of the desk: a cup
and a serving tray. The picture received
first place among oil paintings in the re-
cent Marine arts and crafts exhibition, and
also received the award for being the best
exhibit in the show. It depicts a scene in
northern Scotland. Mr. Galt started pain-
ting only two years ago, mainly as a means
of occupying his spare time aboard ship.

CORRECTION

In a story in the last issue of the Hospital
sales service cart being operated by the Women’s
Guild, Mrs. J. J. Cahill was incorrectly identified
as Mrs. R, H. Shakelton.

Switzer, division superintendent in the
Department, was incorrectly referred
stant division superintendent”.

F. W.
Mechan





to as "ass





MAYBE SO, BUT THE
FIRST HALF IS OVER
Now ANP ANY TEAM/-
CAN WIN THE oO
ECOND HALF.

IMPROVING
RECORD FOR THE YEAR

BY AT LEAST 30 %

Stop di papia coi kens, Piet. Ta net
awor cu promé parti a pasa, bo
mester lucha pa bo yega ariba den
di dos parti di e Concurso. 5
Y corda cu tur team por gana bunita
premio, si nan mustra un adelanto
di alomenos 30 % den nan record du-
rante e anja di e Concurso.

Dan:








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MAY 13, 1949



When the moon went into eclipse April 12 by entering the earth’s shadow,
among the most interested lookers were members of the Astronomers’
Club, who gathered to watch the spectacle through Igor Broz’s home-made
six-inch telescope. Below, astronomer Broz checks the telescope’s focus
before taking the picture shown above. The prominent chins and Adam’s
apples at right belong to members Rupert Burtan and Paul Gordijn.





12 di April anochi tabatin un ecli di luna cu a dura mas o menos dos

ora y ta claro cu esnan mas interesdé aden tabata miembronan di Club di

Astronomia. Aki bao Igor Broz ta tira un bista den su telescoop promé

cu el a saka e portret di e eclipse (aki riba). E otronan ta Dr. Burtan
y Paul Gordijn di T.S.D.



Correct safety habits shoutd be acquired early, and Appren-

tice Alejandro Angela proved that he was keeping informed

of the Safe Workers’ Contest when he was able to answer

Safety Sam’s questions about the Contest. For knowing his

team score, its standing, and his captain’s name, he received
the belt buckle he holds below.

Alejandro Angela, un aprendiz, a gana un premio e biaha

aki cerca Safety Sam, pa via cu e tabata sa tur preguntanan

tocante su team den Concurso di Seguridad. Segun contento

cue ta mustra riba e portret, lo e mester ta gusta e
gespu masha.





ss

Capt. W. L. Thomas presents a cup to H. Reed, captain of the St. Eustatius Cricket
Club of Curagao, following the club’s match with the Aruba St. Eustatius team. The
match w played at the Lago Sport Park over the Easter holidays. Next to Capt.
Thomas is B. Viapree, master of ceremonies for the pr ntation ceremony; behind
Mr. Viapree is E. Byington, who also spoke at the presentation. Each team presented
the other with a souvenir trophy, and individual awards went to H. Reed, N. Beazer,
C. Hooker, Bryson, and Charles, all of the Curagao team, and to S. Spanner, B. Bennett,
G. Canwood, and F. Berkle, of the Aruba club. In the first inning of the test match,
Curacao made 127 runs to Aruba’s 41; in the second, Curacao made 19 runs and Aruba
scored 41 for 3 wickets.











A group of excursionists who flew to their homes in chartered planes over the Easter

holidays are seen above as they boarded the plane at Dakota Field. Those above are

a portion of the group which went to Trinidad and British Guiana. Other employees

and family members went to Barbados, St. Lucia, and Grenada. Approximately 150

persons returned to their homes over the holidays by means of specially chartered
planes. (Photo by S. Rajroop.)





Retiring after almost twenty-eight years Company service, Elza Polick receives a
farewell gift from Receiving and Shipping employees, with Kenneth Repath presenting.
Ralph Watson, John Richards, and other friends added good luck wishes from his
friends in the department. Mr. Polic service started on May 9, 1921 with the
Mexican Petroleum Corporation of Louisana. He came to Lago on December 6, 1928
as a master mechanic in the M & C Department. The following year he became a shift
foreman in Light Oils Finishing. In 1945 he transferred to Receiving and Shipping,
where he was a foreman at the time of his retirement last month.



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CARACAS

(This is the fourth in a series of articles about
well-known places to visit in the Caribbean area.)

A nearby city which is finding in-
creasing favor among Lago’s vacation-
ists is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.
Constantly growing and looking to
the future, Caracas is a city of sharp
contrasts, with its architecture ranging
from small structures dating from its
earliest days on down to modernistic
buildings on which the paint is hardly
dry.

A colorful welcome awaits the passen-
ger as he steps out of the plane at Mai-
quietia Airport, with its gay show of
orchids, gladiolli, and narcissi. The road
from the airport, at the foot of the
Andes, to 2,600 feet higher Caracas, via
a pass at 3,300 feet, is unique in this
hemisphere. Here a modern concrete
highway winds in numerous curves along
ravines, which offer surprising views at
each turn. The airport, with its cover of
red dust, remains visible for a long time,
sometimes behind you, then before you,
to left, then to the right — sometimes
it seems as if you are driving in a circle.
But at each turn the planes below seem
smaller and at last the airfield disap-
pears completely behind the mountains.

In the meantime the air becomes cool-
er. Heavy trucks with full loads from
the small but busy harbor town of La
Guaira roar up the hills in second gear
or return empty from Caracas. Drivers
give each other signs if the road is not
free at a blind corner and so this ride,
which is only the start of your trip to
Caracas, becomes an interesting adven-
ture in itself,

In the City

The first streets of Caracas, after an
hour's driving past many enormous bill-
boards, are a little disappointing. The
typical Latin American style with the
orange-red-tiled roofs are picturesque
but unimpressive. However, as soon as
you get to the busy traffic of the city’s
center, the air of business and action
become quite absorbing.

Caracas itself is a rising metropolis,
where skyscrapers, gigantic blocks of
apartments, playgrounds, ponds, hospi-
tals, villas — in short, complete districts,
spring up like mushrooms.

The town itself is fascinating in its
contrasts. The center consists of narrow,
often steeply rising streets, which some-
times suddenly open on to a modern
plaza with fine shops and restaurants,
or to a boulevard viewing some lower
part of the city. Traffic is usually very
heavy, coming from all directions.
Drivers grudge each other priority and,
though traffic from the right goes first,
they still try to shoot quickly before
each other.

Caraquenos love bull fights, and dur-
ing the winter months a corrida can be
seen practically every Sunday. Horse
races also rank high in Venezuela’s hob-
bies and the Hipprodromo in Caracas is
often sold out a week in advance.

The people of Caracas have a peculiar
way of naming their streets. Although
the streets are named officially, nobody



ARUBA ESSO NEWS





The road from La Guaira to Caracas winds around through the mountains, at one
point reaching a pass 3,300 feet high. The range of mountains and a portion of the
road are seen above. (Photos by KLM.)

The Municipal Theater in Caracas is seen below

from the entrance of the Majestic

Building.

uses these names. Addresses are given
by block corners which also bear their
own name. Thus a house located between
the two corners Bolsa and Mercadera
may have the address Bolsa a Merca-
dera No. 6.

Economic Problems

Caracas’ shops are often air condi-
tioned. Many and varied are the high
quality, and high priced, goods that may
be bought in them. Venezuela’s high
prices are an economic problem arising
mainly from a serious shortage of labor.
The potentialities of Venezuela are great
and, with more hands to do the work,
the country could bring more of its good
earth into development and produce
more abundant crops and a larger
quantity of minerals. As it is, there is a

In the center of Caracas’ main business section is the Plaza Bolivar, location of the
above statue of the famed Simon Bolivar.



considerable importation of natural pro-
duce, such as potatoes, green vegetables,
cotton, citrus fruits, rubber, tobacco,
sub-tropical fruits and sisal, which could
be grown in the country itself. The same
is true of fish, timber, copper, coal, salt,
iron, asbestos, mica, and some other
products. A lack of interest in the rich
gold and diamond fields is also attribu-
ted to the labor shortage.

Venezuela measures 560,000 square
miles, yet it has a population of only
four million people. The country could
therefore employ many more people, and
there is a high standard of living to at-
tract them.

Meanwhile, Caracas is growing day by
day. Five years ago the building of a
university area with a teaching hospital
and living space for 60,000 people was
started. This Ciudad Universitaria is ex-
pected to be completed by 1952. And
construction is going on throughout the
city, with modern structures rising up
to take the place of older, smaller buil-
dings which belong to an earlier era and
have now outlived their usefulness.

Safety Prizes Shown at Gate

Have you seen the box at the Main
Gate House showing the prize awarded
for the winning Safe Workers’ Contest
slogan? The prize is on display all
month, until it is awarded to the slogan
winner for that month.

Also on display are the awards which
Safety Sam gives out each week to em-
ployees who can answer his questions
about their team’s progress in the Con-
test. These prizes are changed weekly, as
they are won by employees throughout
the refinery.

Take a look at these handsome prizes
the next time you pass through the Main
Gate. If you'd like to try for one, send in
your slogan to your team captain or to
one of his lieutenants. And know your
team score, standing, and captain’s
name.

MAY 13, 1949

$$ EB

cyl from page 2
aviation still.

The initial winners:

Horbone Horsford, Fls. 30, install
galvanized housing and mercoid switch
— tanks nos, 80 and 81.

Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 25, one-
way traffic around Guest House No. 6.

Alfred Romney, Fls. 25, supply water

to gasoline motor driven welding
machines,
Joseph TIrausquin, Fls. 25, furnish

safety fuel cans for all knock engines.

J. Featherstone, Fls. 25, connect by
hose, oil line hand pump to compressors
to remove oil.



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The youngest and the oldest hold the checks
they received from the Coin Your Ideas
Committee this month. Apprentice Marco
Semeleer (left) was the youngest winner
on the March list, and Pedro De Windt the
eldest. Mr. De Windt joined the ranks of
annuitants this month, but young Semeleer
still has many years ahead of him during
which he can continue to coin ideas.

Riba lista di esnan cu a

Coin Your Ideas luna pasa, aprendiz Marco

Semeleer tabata e di mas jong y Pedro de

Windt e di mas bieuw. Sr. De Windt a tuma

su retiro e luna aki, pero e joven Semeleer

tin hopi anja su dilanti ainda cu e por si-
gui traha pa Lago.

ricibi premio di







Alfred Thompson, Fls. 25, install
window guards on company buses.
Marco Semeleer, Fls. 25, construct

bridge south of snow pile.

John de Abreu, Fls. 25, use masonite
on Safety Contest scoreboard.

Robert Khan, Fls. 25, install lattice,
wire mesh or similar device at Lago
Heights B.Q. nos. 5—12.

W. Ho Sing Loy, Fls. 20, install howler
in Storehouse building no. 5.

A. W. Schockness, Fls. 20, reconstruct
door at Lago Heights Post Office to
speed up mail distribution.

Miss E. Mackintosh, Fls. 20, cut
window in back of driver’s seat — truck
B-5.

George Soffar, Fls. 20, attach tele-
phone directories via wood screws to
telephone booths.

Ignatius Ogilvie, Fls. 20, place fire
extinguishers in Esso Heights quarters
nos. 10 and 10 B.-

Sydnor Tucker, Fls. 20, place concrete

form, etc. around flag poles — Junior
Esso Club.

Elino Winklaar, Fls. 20, install
sprocket and chain to 114” steam inlet
valve — no. 12 aviation still.

C. Drake, Fis. 20, provide drainage
for unloading chutes — ocean tankers.

Joseph Evariste, Fls. 20, install addi-
tional fire extinguishers in new paint
shop.

H. de Robles, Fls. 20, install awning
over south door and window — Central
Pumphouse.

Miss N. Ecury, Fils. 20, install half
door with shelf for stationery room —
Personnel Department.

W. A. Rippon, Fls. 20, place telephone
directories on lake tankers.

H. Timperman, Fs. 20, install
mesh over open ends of pipe ventilator
goose necks — new bungalows.

Pedro de Cuba, Fis. 20, install 1”
check valve at caustic injection to bank
tubes — no. 5 rerun still.

wire



The Local Is One Year Old

On May 1 The Local celebrated its
first anniversary. Staff of the weekly
newspaper consists of W. Nahar, editor
and publisher; E. Bailey, assistant edi-
tor; R. de Freitas, art editor; E. Ree-
berg, advertising manager; and H. van
Bochove, treasurer.





MAY 13, 1949





Reuben B. Bellass, of the Pipe Department (inset), is another Lago employee who
realizes the importance of taking proper precautions when working. While working at
the Acid Plant last month, he started cutting off a steel bolt with a cold chisel and
hammer. A piece of the chisel broke off and flew toward his face. The sharp fragment
struck the lens of his chippers’ goggles, cracking it, but the goggles saved Mr. Bellass
from even the slightest injury. Arrow points to the broken piece of chisel which, with
its sharp point and edges, could have pierced deeply into any part of the body. It
wasn’t luck that saved Mr. Bellass from suffering a serious injury — it was knowing
and following rules of safety that prevented him from losing an eye.

Reuben B. Bellass di Pipe Department ta un otro empleado di Lago cu sa balor di
reglanan di Seguridad. Trahando na Acid Plant luna pasa, el a cuminza corta un bolt
cu un bijtel y un martiw. Un punta di e bijtel a kibra afor y a bula dal den su bril.
E glas di e bril a keda tur distribi, pero Sr. Bellass su wowonan a keda intacto. E
portret aki bao ta mustra con e bril a keda y e flecha ta mustra riba e pida cu a kibra
afor; ripard com skerpi e ta y pensa cuanto trobbel lo e por a causa si no tabata pa
bril di Seguridad. No ta pa suerte cu Sr. Bellass no a hiba desgracia — ta pasobra e
tabata sa y el a sigui reglanan di Seguridad cu e tin tur dos wowo awe.



Cost of Living Bonus for S. & R.
Employees Continues 3 Months

Bonus pa Costo di Bida
Pa Siguiente 3 Lunanan

A new cost of living bonus for Staff
and Regular employees for May, June,
and July was announced April 29, fol-
lowing the latest study of price changes.

The new bonus, similar in all respects
to the bonus of the past three months
except in amount, will be 4.35 per cent
of regular and overtime earnings and
any acting or temporary allowances.





Un bonus pa costo di bida pa e luna-
nan di Mei, Juni, y Juli a worde anuncia
dia 29 di April pa empleadonan Regular
y di Staff.

E bonus ta igual na e bonus anterior
den tur respecto cu excepcion di e per-
centahe cu ta 4.35 % di tur ganamento
regular y di overtime y tambe riba dife-
rencianan temporal of interino den
ganamentonan normal.

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First local Lagoite, Pedro de Windt (center) is honored at retirement luncheon.

Pedro de Windt of Receiving & Ship-
ping, first man to be employed here for
Lago, retired May 1 after 23 years and
11 months service without a break.

Hired June 30, 1925 as a "'water-
tender’, his early jobs included greasing
the windmills on the present site of the
Colony, and rowing the boat from which
the first soundings of the harbor were
made in 1925.

The picture shows him honored at a
retirement luncheon, with Ralph Watson,
who originally employed him, at far left.
Others at the luncheon were C. F. Smith,
F. H. Penney, and O. Mingus. Earlier in
the day he received a large clock and a
check from his longtime associates in
Receiving & Shipping, where he was a
process helper A.

On Mr. de Windt’s lapel he wears the
first of the new annuitant badges by
which retirees may enter the plant at
any time.

In May, Make Safety Pay. That’s the
winning prize slogan for this month.
Have you turned one in to your team
captain or his lieutenants for June? If
not, do so — your slogan may win a

prize.

Record Runs Follow Cat Turnaround |

Over 500 men spent nearly 100,000 man-hours on the 25-day facelifting job
done on the Cat Plant last month, completing hundreds of repair jobs on the
20-story structure after the record 13-month run that ended March 20.

Over 600 separate jobs were done during the turnaround”, all the way from
tightening a nut to major repair items that took hundreds of man-hours, often
with as many as six crafts coordinating their efforts on a single overhauling job,
Every craft was there, with the welders having the highest percentage of their
men involved, almost everybody in the department. Nearly every shop had some-
thing to do with it too, and two manufacturer’s representatives were here for
several weeks to assist with the equipment manufactured by their companies.

While the M & C forces worked steadily through two shifts, three on bottle-
neck jobs, the Process men on the unit also had a continuous role. Jobs had to
be checked; nearly 4,000 hot and cold working permits had to be issued; over
400 "bleed orifices” (on indicators that show operating conditions all over the
unit) were taken out, inspected, and replaced by regular Cat Plant personnel.

The job was a big one, and everyone on it was glad when it was done. That
it was well done shows in the results: since the new run began, on Good Friday,
output has been pushed up and held at 30,000 barrels per day, a new record
performance that is twice the original designed capacity of the unit.

At left, the Cat Plant stack shines after a new coat of aluminum paint. Below at left,

William Norris of Process, Thomas Malcolm (then M & C zone supervisor), and Joseph

Oduber of Welding discuss a repair job. Below at right, Franciscus de Freitas and
Bernard Francis put new insulation on the precipitator.



Promotions Go to Two Employees



H. A, Lambertson

F. C. Eaton

Two promotions, one in the Mechani-
cal Department and one in the TSD La-
boratory Division, were announced last
month.

H. A. Lambertson was appointed ge-
neral foreman in charge of the Machi-
nist Department. His Company service
began November 13, 1938 as a subfore-
man first class in the Machinist Depart-
ment. On October 3, 1941 he became a
Machinist and Foundry planner and in
1943 was named assistant general fore-
man. On several occasions he has served
as acting general foreman in the Machi-
nist Department.

F. C. Eaton was named to the position
of group head B in the Knock Labora-
tory. He started with Lago on Decem-
ber 7, 1935 as a chemist II and became
a chemist I on Sept. 14, 1944. Since
August 1, 1948 he has been acting group
head B in the Knock Lab.

George Lawrence
was recently na-
med Esso News
reporter for the
Gas Plant Depart-
ment. Employees
in that department
who have any
news tips should
turn them in to
him; he’ll see that
the Esso News is
informed of any
happenings. Mr.
Lawrence has been
a Company em-
ployee since 1939.



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'

OLYMPIAD

1949



1 Led by Muller’s Brass Band, the athletes parade around the Lago Sport Park to start
the Olympiad.

nh

1 C. J. Monroe, of
Industrial Rela-
tions, holds the
needle for B.
Duinkerk to thread
in the race for





girls under 15
(left). Miss Duin-
kerk won first
place in the event.

3

E. R. Tulloch
(right holding
gun) prepares to
start the contes-
-. tants in the finals
"of the 50 yard flat
race for children
under ten. In the
foreground is Mi-
randa Huckleman.

Es





Although the greasy pole Freddy Dirksz, chairman of the Lago Sport Park Committee, welcomes the spectators

was pretty greasy, three in Papiamento. To the left of him is H. M. Nassy, also of the Committee, and to the

contestants (E. Milton, right Announcer B. K. Chand. Seated to the right of Mr. Chand are G. B. Brook and

R. Murray, and R. Ellis) J. J. Horigan.

managed to get at the

prize. The men at the

bottom of the pole (left)

can be seen catching the

ham which has just been 1. Cu Muller’s Brass Banda mas adilanti, e atléticonan ta drill rond di Lago Sport
knocked off the top. Park pa habri e Olimpiada.

2. C. J. Monroe di Industrial Relations, ta tene e angia pa B. Duinkerk pasa den e
careda cu pasamento di angua pa mucha-muhernan bao di 15 anja. Senorita Duin-

kerk a gana promé premio den es careda.
3. E.R. Tullock (cu revolver) ta para cla pa duna sifal pa cuminza e careda di 50 yarda
pa muchanan bao di diez anja. Mas adilanti nos ta mira Miranda Huckleman.

4. Aunque e palo di ceba tabata slip, tres participante (E. Milton, R. Murray y R.
Ellis) a yega te na top. E hombernan para abao ta vangue e ham cu a worde tira
foi di ariba.

Freddy Dirksz, presidente di Comité di Lago Sport Park, ta duna bonbini na miro-
nesnan na Papiamento. Na su man robez, H. M. Nassy, tambe un miembro di ¢
Comité y na su man drechi, anunciador di eventonan, B. K. Chand. Sintaé na banda
drechi di Sr. Chand, nos ta mira G. B. Brook y J. J. Horigan.

6. O. S. Webb, kend2 a gana den pustamento di bicicletanan dorn4, ta ricibi su beker
cerca C. F, Smith. Anunciador M. E. Inniss ta na banda robez.

Riba e portret aki nos ta mira participantenan den e careda di bicicleta di dos milla.
Presidente di Sport Park Committee, Freddy Dirksz ta admiré e tréfeonan cu a
worde duna na ganadornan den Olimpiada.



an

a

O. S. Webb, winner of the decorated bicycle contest, receives his trophy from C. FP.
Smith (left). Announcer M. E. Inniss is at left. -




7
8 E :
Contestants round the ee
turn in the 2 mile cycle ko
race for racers only

Cleft).

Sport Park Committee
Chairman Freddy Dirksz
looks at the trophies
which went to the win-
ners of the day’s events
(right). The tag he’s
handling is attached to
the trophy which went to
R. O. Jackson, selected
as the outstanding ath-
lete of the day.





MAY 13, 1949



Winners of the 1949 Queen’s Birthday

Olympiad:

Five mile flat racer 1 - L. Baynes; 2 - K. Alexar-
der; 3 - I. Kruythoff; consolation prize - Olrin-
co Tromp; lap prize - L. Baynes,

Decorated bicycle contest: 1 - O. 3, Webb;
2 - Richard Murray; 3 - Reuben Ellis.

Weight lifting contest: Lightweight: 1 -P. Bar-
os; 2 - E. Dash; Light heavyweight: 1 - L.
Nichols; 2 - E. Campbell. a

Body beautiful contest: 1 - T. Fredericks; 2 - B.
Nicklette; 3 - P. Barrios.

400 yards flat r: apprentices 16 and under:
1 - S. Molena; P. Richards; 3 - W. Bailey.

400 yards flat open: 1 - R. O. Jackson;
2 - S. Best; King.

free wheel:

- P. Rodgers.

d thread race, girls under 15:

- E. Huckleman; 3 - J. B.







1 - K. Bonadie;





apprentices and office boys:

k H. Hughes; 8 - R. Hodge.

220 yard flat Fr: open: 1 - R. O. Jackson,
2 - W. Williams; 3 - S. Best.

Egg and spoon race for ladies, 50 yards: 1 - B





Duinkerk; 2 - J. Berkel; 3 - E. beth.
50 yards flat race, children um 10 years
1 - A. Heiliger; 2 - E. Guillean; 3 - A. Trust



apprentices 17 and over:
1 - J. Peters; 2 - S. Molina; 3 - L. Mingo.

440 yard relay flat (4—4110 yards): 1 - R. O.
Jackson, Boatswain, Sardine, Williams; 2 - S.
Best, Alkins, Barrow, Iffilo.

Needle and thread race, SO yards, ladies: 1 - J.
Berkel; 2 - V. Dash; 3 - D, Richardson.

Three-legged race, SO yards, apprentices and
office boys: 1 - J. Peters and S. Molina;
2 - L. Bayley and H, Hughes; 3 - F. John and
F, Gibbs.

Long jump, open: 1 -
King; 3 - O. Ifill.

2 mile cycle race (racers only), open: 1 - R.
Sealey; 2 - K. Bonadie; 3 - F. Francis.

Egg and spoon, girls under 12: 1 - A. Richard
son; 2 - C. Dickson; 3 - P. Johnson.

440 yards flat race, open: 1 - W.

2 - R. O. Jackson; 3 - S. Webb.
rds flat race, ladies: 1 - M. J
Nisbeth; 3 - M. Hodge.

100 yard skipping race, girls under 15: 1 - F
Huckleman; 2 - E. Huckleman; 3 - B, Duin-
kerk

1 mile bicycle race (free wheel), open: 1 - K.

L, Williams.

R. O. Jackson; 2 - C. A

Williams;





Bonadie - S. Cowie; 3 -

High jump. 1 - C. King; 2 -J. Pembleton;
Bran;

44 mile flat race, open: 1 - E. Boatswain; 2 - W.
Bennett; 3 - E. Hinds.

Half mile cycle race (free wheel), ladies only,
two races:

1 - G, Brown and M. Josefa; 2 - V.
- D. Richardson and

1 - B. Nicklete; 2 - T. Johnson;



, 100 yards, open: 1 - C. Gilkes
2- J. Peters and 3 - 8. Molina.
E. Hinds;

and W. Burto:
One mile flat, open: 1 - W. Bennett; 2 -
3 - C, Gilkes.
100 yard flat race, men 3S and over: 1 - C.



Anthony; 2 - F, Willis; 3 - A. H. Rasul.

3 mile cycle race, racers only: 1 - R. Sealey;
2 - E. Fortune; 3 - S. Cowie; lap prize: -
R. Sealey.

Greasy pole: E. Milton, R. Murray, R. Ellis

Church Honors Mother's Day

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in
Oranjestad was to celebrate Mother’s
Day with a special program on May 9,
given at the Church.

Those scheduled to take part in it
were the Church Choir, Elder Berkel,
C. Alexander, A. Gario, T. Margaritha,
D. Meade, J. Margaritha, Miss Queely,
H. Margaritha, H. Thomas, E. Rogers,
P. Douglas, C. Anderson, C. Thomas,
S. Taylor, S. Shepherd, A. Boldeo, M.
Leer, J. Alexander, G. Gooding, and Nor-
ma Weent. Songs, readings, and recita-
tions made up the program.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
May 1—15 Monday, May 23
May 16—31 Thursday, June 9
Monthly Payrolls

May 1—31 Friday, ™une b

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LONG SERVICE AWARDS

20-Year Buttons



J. BOOM
L.0.F.

c.

A. DAVIS
Machinist

H. ERASMO
Garage

A. L. DEL PINO
Commissary





B. GEERMAN
Wharves



A. KOOLMAN
Wharves

Cc. L. GEERMAN
Launches

J. E. STAY
Drydock

10-Year Buttons

George Cupid
Robert Vint
Antonio Mendes
Diego Da Silva
James Heyliger
Adolfo Arends
Randolph Bryson
William Minier
Wilbert Wheatley
Antonio Rei
William Amzand
Maurice Bhola
Cornelis Naloop
Renie Yong
Alfredo Lambertus
Charles Becker
Kennedy Daniel
Gerald Gonsalves
Henry Spong
Ferdinand Lewis
Noel Sampson
Bernardo Willems

Esso Club
Esso Club
Pipe
Dining Hall
Garage
Electrical
Electrical
Medical
Lago Police
Yard
Electrical
Esso Club
Dry Dock
Powerhouse
L.0.F.
L.O.F.

Rec. & Ship.
Catalytic
Powerhouse
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet



4

Members of the St. Eustatius Cricket Club of Aruba are shown above at their Easter

match with Curacao’s St. Eustatius

Bennett, S. Spanner, and C. Henstract.

Berkel, W. Canwood, R.



Club. Th tch
Park. On the back row, from left to right, FoiGe Dorea

8 played at the Lago Sport
are G. Dorsett (captain), L. Courtier, B.
In front are G. Canwood, C. E. Hassell, P.
Rooseburg, and E Gibbs.

E. JACKSON
Proc. Cracking

A. JOSEPH
Powerhouse

V. E. TURNER
M & C Admin.

A. THOMPSON
Garage

Lago Club Wins Third Game
In Series with Dining Hall \

In a table tennis match at the Lago
Club last month, the Lago Club defeated
the Esso Dining Hall team, three
matches to two. Its victory gave the
Lago Club three points, and gives it a
9—0 lead over the Dining Hall in the
series between the two teams.

Results, with the Lago Club players
listed first, were as follows: S. Green
beat J. Samuel, 21—11 and 21—19;
A. De Souza lost to C. Berglund, 14—21,
21—17, and 18—21; R. Tappin lost to
C. Miller, 13—21 and 14—21; R. Cade
defeated T. Edwards, 21—18, 17—21,
and 21—16; and T. Greavesande beat
B. Hope, 21—8 and 21—9.

The winner of the series will receive
a trophy donated by J. F. X. Auer.



LH Night Softball League
Sets Opener for May 24

Night thall will begin May 24

en the Lago Heights Softball League
gets underway. The opener, pitting
Caribe and Baby Ruth against o
other, starts at 7:30.

Ten tec:as are entered in the league,
which wili run for approximately three
months. Each team is scheduled to play
the others twice.

Games will be played on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday nights, with
double headers scheduled for Tuesday
and Friday. Single games will start at
7:30, and doubleheaders at 7 and 8:35.

At the end of the league a trophy will
go to the winning club, and individual
awards will be presented to the out-
standing pitcher, batter, home run
hitter, and the best all round player.

Teams entered in the competition are
Baby Ruth, Caribe, Dodgers, Bicho Malo,
Lago Colony, Los Tigres, Lago Heights,
Catholic Youth Organization, Hollandia,
and the Aruba Juniors,

Sponsored by the Lago Heights Advi-
sory Committee, the league is being put
on by a sub-committee composed of J. De
Frees, chairman; Syd Brathwaite, coor-
dinator and secretary; and C. R. A. Bis-
hop, A. A. Texeira, Ciriaco Tromp, Max
Lashley, and George Lawrence. Captains
of each of the teams will also have a
voice on this group.

DAKOTA WINS Cont. from page |

win prizes: awards will go to the team
with the best score in the second half,
to the team having the most improved
record for the year, and to all teams
which improve their accident record by
at least 30 per cent during the year of
the Contest.

At the end of the first half, eight
teams were staying above the 30 per
cent mark. By maintaining their scores,
these eight teams will be assured of
prizes at the end of October. The four
remaining teams, by bringing their
scores up above the 30 per cent mark,
can also win prizes.

Prizes also will still go to individuals
who turn in the best Contest slogans,
and to those who are able to answer
Safety Sam’s questions about the Con-
test when he comes around.

The twelve teams compete against one
another on the basis of their past acci-
dent records. The teams were formed on
the basis of the various occupations in-
volved, with each, as far as possible,
including one of the mechanical trades,
one of the process groups, and groups
from the "other departments”.

The first half is over and Dakota is
the winner. Any team can win the
second half; any team can still win the
Contest for the entire year. And all
teams can win awards by improving
their records by at least 30 per cent dur-
ing the Contest. Work safely, and help
your team be among the winners



Tired but happy, three long-distance Lago fliers (top) relax against the wing of a~

plane just after coming in on a flight from British Guiana, the first private pilots to

make the trip. Edward de Freitas, Miguel Felipe, and Edward Luckhoo took off

February 20 on a nine-week vacation trip to B.G., each flying a separate plane. The

trip over took three days, and they came back in two. The picture below shows some
of the large crowd that greeted them at deVuijst Field April 24.

Cansa pero satisfecho, e tres pilotonan aki riba a worde retraté ora nan a caba di

yega di un yuelo foi B.G. Saliendo foi Aruba dia 20 di Februari, Edward de Freitas,

Miguel Felipe, y Edward Luckhoo, cada un den un ayvion, a bula bai B.G. cu nuebe

siman di vacantie. Nan a tuma tres dia pa bai y dos pa bolbe. Riba e portret nos por

mira parti di e grupo di amigo- y conocirnan cu a bai contra nan na nan yegadg na
De Vuijst Field dia 24 di April.

c





ARUBA ESSO NEWS

New Machine Reveals the Little Wiggles ‘ONCURSO Continus den pagina 1





It deals in ten-thousandths of an inch

A recent addition to Machine Shop
facilities is the unusval-looking unit
pictured above, a Globe supersensitive
dynamic balancing machine. It replaces
the trial and error method of finding
out whether or not a machine part is in
balance.

Besides doing this job quicker and
better, it is an important economy item
in reducing maintenance costs on some
kinds of equipment. If a rotating or
spinning element in a turbine spindle,
motor rotor, pump impellor, or similar
equipment is out of balance, the vibra-
tion that results will wear out bearings,
cause packing gland leakage, and may,
through failure of the machine, even
cause the shutting down of a major
refinery unit like the Cat Plant.

The part being tested in the picture
is a turbine spindle from a 2,000 horse-
power blower turbine at the Cat Plant.
When in service it spins at 5,000 revolu-
tions per minute. At that speed, the
smallest amount of vibration because it
is out of balance can cause serious diffi-
culties. The new balancing machine
helps avoid this, since it can detect a
vibration movement of as little as one
ten-thousandth of an inch and show
where it is.



bh of the Electrical Department,
staids beside the nine-foot stalk of corn
growing outside his bachelor quarters room.
Although Mr. Hoit is from Iowa, the corn
isn’t. After once carrying two bags of corn
in his car from Oranjestad for a friend, Mr.
Hoit noticed several kernels on the floor of
the back seat. He planted them outside his
room. That was five months ago. As soon
as the stalk grows higher than the building,
he’s going to send it back to Iowa.

Esso Club Softball Starts \

Five teams will compete for honors in
the Esso Club softball league this year,
which got underway this past week with
several warmup games. Teams and man-
agers are High School, Jim Downey;
TSD, Bill Tucker; M & C, Frank Glad-
man; Accounting-Operators, Ed Bab-
cany; and Personnel, Bill Kaestner.

’



Simplicio Subero,
of the Yard De-
partment, this
month received a
watch chain from
Safety Sam _ for
knowing his team
score, standing,
and captain’s
name. Keep infor-
med of your
team’s progpéss in
the Safe Workers’
Contest, “so that
you'll “know the
answets to Safety
m’s questions.
































Chief G. B. Brook di Lago Police De-
partment a worde condecora luna pasa
pa Gobierno di Holanda cu Medaya di
Oro den Orde di Oranje-Nassau. Den
nomber di La Reina Juliana, e honor a
worde anuncia aki dia 29 di April pa
Gezaghebber L. C. Kwartsz.

Condecoracionnan manera esaki ta
worde duna pa servicio meritorio haci na
Estado of comunidad.

To honor Stanley Stephenson’s marriage to Mary Benet, daughter
of American Consul E. Benet, employees of the
room gathered to give him a gift (above). N.B. Stahre (center)
makes the presentation while the others look on. The marriage
ceremony was held April 22 at the rectory of St. Francis’ Church.

Employees of the Boiler shop gathered (above top) to present a

wedding gift to Cornelis Maduro (center). He was

Santa Cruz April 21 to Marieta Maduro. E. Miller made the pre-
sentation on behalf of the group.

Fitz Ravenneau (front left) receives a wedding pr
Clerical staff of the M & C Zone B office, with C
thodo making the presentation (right). Mr. Ravepycau was mar-
ried in St. Lucia over the Easter holidays to Marie Lawrence, and
brought his bride with him back to Aruba on the excursion plane

—

Employees of the Acid and Edeleanu Department zathered at the
home of William H. H. Aldie last month to honor him with a re-
tirement gift (below right). N. Baptiste presents the gift to Mr.

and Mrs. Aldie.

Instrument Shop employees gathered to present a wedding gift

to Antero Dijkhoff (below). Gregorio Franken (right) made the

presentation. Mr. Dijkhoff was married on May 4

Dijkhoff at the Catholic Church in Noord. The gift from the In-
strument group was a silver service for six.

team victorioso a ricibi
Directiva di Compania.

‘E 76% di adelanto cu boso team a
mustra ta algo muy especial”, Sub-
Gerente O. S. Mingus a bisa, ’principal-
mente ora cu boso a hiba e siguiente
team 20 punto.”

El a duna crédito na captannan y
tenientenan di e team, kendenan cu nan
trabao a haci cu miembronan di e team
a paga mas atencion na reglanan di
Seguridad, di moda cu nan a contribui
materialmente na e reduccion di acci-
dentenan.

Na Captan J. H. Leysner di Dakota,
representante di e team victorioso, Sr.
Mingus a entrega um gespu di plata.

Tenientenan di e team cu a compana
Sr. Leysner na e reunion, tabata A.
Arends y V. Jacobs di Electrical; H.
Kelly, representante di T.S.D.-Engineer-
ing y Executive Office; F. da Silva di
Cracking Department.

Awor cu promé mitar di Concurso ta
trei lomba, tur atencion mester worde
presté pa alcanza un bon record durante
e segundo periodo di seis luna, y pa
adelanto general den recordnan durante
henter e anja cu e Concurso ta dura. E
segundo parti lo termina dia 31 di Octo-
ber, 1949.

Ainda tin tres oportunidad pa gana
premio: tur miembro di e team cu tin
menos accidente durante e segundo pe-
riodo, tur miembro di e team cu mustra
mas adelanto durante henter e anja,
miembronan di tur teamnan cu mustra
un mehoria di alomenos 30 % durante e
anja di e Concurso.

felicitacion di

Na cabamento di e promé mitar taba-
tin ocho team cu a mustra adelanto di
30% of mas; manteniendo nan record
asina nos lo por ta sigur di premionan na
fin di October. E otro cuater teamnan
tambe por gana premionan, contal cu
nan mustra un adelanto di 30 % na fin
di October.

Premionan lo sigui worde entregd na
esnan cu contribui lemanan cu worde
accepta pa uso den Concurso y na esnan
cu sa contestanan riba preguntanan di

TSD drafting

married at




il Annaimiun-



to Cipriana

MAY 18, 1949







Proof that employees of the Pipe Shop are
staying informed of their team’s standing
in the Safe Workers’ Contest is held above

by James Simon. For knowing his ceam
score, its standing, and his captain’s name,
he received the cigarette lighter he holds.

Empleadonan di Pipe Shop tambe ta na al-

tura di nan team den Concurso di Seguridad

Esaki a keda proba pa James Simon, kende

a gana un lighter como e tabata sa tur con-

testa riba preguntanan di Safety Sam to-
cante Concurso di Seguridad.

At a recent meeting of the Island
Scout Council, it was decided to hold the
second Scout leaders convention on
June 1, and to hold a patrol leaders’
camp on Jun, 5 and 6.

Safety Sam.

E promé mitar a pasa y Dakota a sali
victorioso. Tur team tin chens di gana e
segundo mitar; tur team tin chens di
haya premionan cu un adelanto di 30 %
den nan record. Traha cu Seguridad pa
bo yuda bo team sali den esnan victo-
rioso.





Full Text




VOL. 10, No. 7

Dakota

Thousands See
Best Olympiad

Hundreds of athletes and thousands
of spectators joined at the Sport Park
April 30 for the celebration of H.M.
Queen Juliana’s birthday, first since her
coronation, in a sports Olympiad rated
as the best yet staged. Over 100 valuable
prizes were awarded in the 32-event pro-
cram, with keen competition in every
event.

Among interested spectators during
the afternoon were Governor L .A. H.
Peters of Curacao and Lt. Governor
L. C. Kwartsz of Aruba.

Special trophies went to R. O. Jack-
son, selected as the day’s outstanding
male athlete; J. Peters, the outstanding
apprentice; and M. Josefa, named the
outstanding female athlete.

Among the speakers at the meet were
Lago President J. J. Horigan, Marine
Manager G. H. Jett, Gov. Peters, Lt.
Gov. Kwartsz, and B. Teagle of In-
dustrial Relations.

Three addresses of welcome were
given. B. K. Chand spoke in English,
H. M. Nagsy in Dutch, and B. F. Dirksz
in Papiamento.

The awards to the winning athletes
were presented by C. F. Smith, of Lago’s
management, with E. J. Huckleman act-
ting as master of ceremonies. M. E. In-
niss gave the response to Mr. Smith’s
talk.

A new layout was used for the track,
giving the crowd the best view possible
of all the events, and a special effort
was made to keep the center ring clear
of spectators so all could see.

For devoting long hours to the prepa-
ration of the Olympiad and for seeing
that it went off smoothly and efficiently,
much credit must go to Chairman
Dirksz, of the Lago Sport Park Com-
mittee; E. J. Huckleman, coordinator;
and to the many employees who worked
with them as judges, stewards, time-
keepers and the many other kinds of
work needed to make the day a success.

(For detailed results see page 7.)



ops First

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

Half Safety





Assistant General Manager O. Mingus presents a sterling silver belt buckle to Dakota
Captain J. H. Leysner, while Dakota’s lieutenants look on. The Dakota team won the
first half of the Safe Workers’ Contest, with an accident improvement record of 76 per
cent, 20 per cent ahead of the second place team. From left to right above are Mr.
Mingus, Mr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, and A. Arends.

Sub-Gerente O. Mingus ta presenta un gespu di plata na captan di Dakota, J. H.

Leysner, den presencia di tenientenan di Dakota. Dakota a sali victorioso cu un adelanto

di 76% den nan record, hibando e siguiente team 20 punto. Di robez pa drechi: Sr.
Mingus, Sr. Leysner, H. Kelly, F. Da Silva, V. Jacobs, y A. Arends.

Yehudi Menuhin To Play Here

Th ee violinist, Yehudi Menuhin,
wil’ give a recital in Oranjestad on May
26, Ascension Day. He will appear at
the De Veer Theater at 8:15 p.m.

Mr. Menuhin’s program will consist of
works by Beethoven, Bartok, Paganini,
Debussy, de Sarasate, and Wieniawski.

He will be accompanied by the Dutch
pianist George Van Renesse.

Mr. Menwhin’s appearance here is
sponsored by the Aruba Art Circle in
cooperation with the management of
the De Veer Theater. Admission will be
Fls. 6 for members of the Art Circle, and
Fls. 8 for non-members.

Tickets may be obtained at the KNSM
office in Oranjestad, and the Peasant
Shop in San Nicolas.

C. F. Smith congratulates R. O. Jackson as he presents the huge trophy awarded to the

outstanding athlete at the Queen’s Birthday Olympiad. The Esso Dining Hall speedster

also won the award at last year’s Lago Sport Park meet. (More Olympiad pictures on
page 6.)

C. F. Smith ta felicité R. O. Jackson mientras e ta entregué e tréfeo grandi siendo cu
e tabata e atlético cu a destacd mas den e Olimpiada di Anja di La Reina. Anja pasa
tambe es empleado di Esso Dining Hall a gana es tréfeo aki.



Dakota A Gana Promé Mitar
Di Concurso di Seguridad

Team di Dakota, cu un adelanto di 76 %
den su record, a worde declara ganador
di promé mitar di Concurso di Seguridad.
E promé mitar ta cubri e periodo di 1 di
November, 1948 te 30 di April, 1949.

Cada muher den e team di Dakota lo
ricibi un polvera di plata y cada homber
lo ricibi un gespu di plata cu insignia di
Concurso di Seguridad ariba. Si nan ta
desea, e hombernan por tuma un paar di
zapato di Seguridad na lugar di e gespu;
e zapatonan aki ta e nobonan, tipo
mocasin.

Premionan lo worde entrega e siman
aki.

Miembronan di Dakota ta inclui em-
pleadonan di Cracking Department, Elec-
trical Department, T.S.D.-Engineering y
Executive Office.

Asina cu a worde anuncia cu Dakota
a gana e promé mitar di Concurso di Se-
guridad, captannan y tenientenan di e

Continud na pagina 8

Chief Brook Gets Dutch Medal

Chief G. B. Brook, of the Lago Police
Department, was last month decorated
by the Netherlands Government with the
Gold Medal of Honor in the Order of
Oranje-Nassau. On behalf of Her Ma-
jesty Queen Juliana, the honor was an-
nounced here April 29 by Lt. Gov. L. C.
Kwartsz.

Awards of this nature are made for
meritorious service toward the state or
community.

Olympiada Precensia

Pa Algun Mil Hende

Atléticonan y mironesnan cu a monta
na algun mil a reuni na Sport Park, dia
30 di April pa celebracion di Anja di La
Reina Juliana, pa di promé bez desde cu
el a worde corona. E Olimpiada a resulta
esun di mihor cu tabatin. Mas di 100
premionan bunita a worde presenta bao
di e programa cu tabata consisti di 32
evento.

Entre esnan cu tabata presenta trei
merdia nos a nota Su Excelencia Gou-
verneur Peters di Curagao y Gezagheb-
ber L. C. Kwartsz di Aruba.





MAY 13, 1949

Contest

All Teams Share
In Forty Per Cent
Plant Improvement

Employees Set Sights
On Winning Second Half

The Dakota team, with an accident
improvement record of 76 per cent, was
this month declared the winner of the
first half of the Safe Workers’ Contest.
This half of the Contest covers the
period from November 1, 1948 through
last April 30.

To each member of the Dakota team
will go one of the following prizes: for
ladies, an Elgin American compact with
sterling silver finish; for men, a sterling
silver belt buckle with the Safe Workers’
Contest emblem on it. Or, if they choose,
the men can select a pair of safety shoes
instead; these shoes are the new-style
moccasin type.

Prizes were to be distributed this
week.

Members of the Dakota team include
employees from the Cracking Depart-
ment, the Electrical Department, TSD
Engineering, and the Executive Office.

Immediately following the announce-
ment that Dakota had won the first half,
the captain and lieutenants of the win-
ning team received the congratulations
of the Company Management.

"Your team’s 76 per cent improve-
ment record is most gratifying,’ Assis-
tant General Manager O. Mingus told
them, ’’especially in view of the fact that
you were twenty points ahead of your
nearest competitor’.

Extending credit to the team captains
and his lieutenants for getting out and
promoting safe working practices among
the employees, Mr. Mingus added that
"most accidents can be avoided. By
making your teams members more
conscious of the importance of working
safely, you men have done a great deal
in our campaign to materially reduce the
number of accidents”.

To Dakota Captain J. H. Leysner, re-
presenting the winning team, Mr. Mingus
presented a sterling silver belt buckle.

Dakota lieutenants who accompanied
Mr. Leysner to the meeting were
A. Arends and V. Jacobs, of the Electri-
cal Department; H. Kelly, representing
TSD Engineering and the Executive De-
partment; and F. Da Silva, of the Crac-
king Department.

With the first half of the Contest
over, attention will now be centered on
establishing high records for the second
six months, and for the overall accident
improvement record for the entire year
of the Contest. The second half will end
on October 31,

There are still three more chances to

Continued on page 7

THE FIRST SIX MONTHS

Standing Team Score
ie Dakota 76 %
Daimart 56 %
Bucuti 34%
Yamanota "53 %
Fontein 2°53 %
Malmok 50 %
Palm Beach 43 %
Druit 35 %
Balashi 15 %
Andicurl 10 %
Hoolberg 7%
Bubali 3%

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OVERALL PLANT IMPROVEMENT


Aruss Ess NEWS

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS WEST INDIES,
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, June 3. All copy must reach the editor in

the Personnel building by Friday noon, May 27. |

Telephone 523
Curacao, N.W.1.

An intersection in a street can be looked at two ways —
either it belongs strictly to you any time you come near it,
or it is public property and is something you share with
others, like sunshine.

If you look on it as a sharing proposition, you slacken
speed as you approach the intersection, and are ready to
pounce on the brake if another car shows up with an equal
claim to it. If, on the other hand, you are the type that
believes it is only yours, you steam on through like the
Twentieth Century Limited, your foot still heavy on the gas
and at the same speed you used back in the middle of the
block, gambling that no one is in the way.

Fortunately most drivers are of the "sharing” variety —
they not only share all intersections with others of their
kind, but also with the high speed locomotive drivers. Fortu-
nately also, it isn’t often that two of the non-sharing variety
happen to enter the same intersection at the same time,
because if they do there is a crash that can be heard for
blocks, with twisted steel and broken glass all over the place,
and maybe a broken body or two.

Share the intersections and live longer.

BY THE



Printed by the Curagaosche Courant,



Bo por considera cruzada di caya na dos manera — of bo
ta consideré completamente di bo ki ora cu bo yega cerca,
of bo por consideré como propiedad publico y algu cu mester
worde comparti cu otro, mescos cu, por ehempel, lus di solo
ta pa un y tur goza di dje.

Si bo ta comparti cruzada di caya cu otro, bo ta mengua

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Departmental Reporters

(Dots Indicate that reporter has turned





In a tip fer this Issue)

Simon Coronel »0000000 Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Simon Geerman Drydock

Bernard Marquls
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Bool
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort

Marine Office
Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stille

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

Lago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
Catalytic

M.& C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Laundry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops

00000000
00000000

Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh

Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson

Edgar Connor

Mario Harms

Cade Abraham

Jan Oduber

John Francisco

Jose La Cruz

Stella Oliver

Ricardo Van Blarcum 90000000
Claude Bolah

Garage
Harold James Paracel!
Edney Huckleman Sports
Samuel Rajroop 00000000 Special

Jeffrey Nelson Carpenter &
George Lawrence Ga

speed ora bo ta acereando y bo ta para cla pa brake si
acaso tin un otro auto ta bini, cu tambe tin mes derecho
riba e cruzada cu bo. Si di otro banda, bo ta haya cu ta di
bo so e ta, anto bo ta sigui preta riba gasolin, pasa bai
manera un vuurpijle, cu speranza cu lo no tin mas auto ta
bin cruza na e mes momento.

Ta bon cu mayoria di chauffeurnan ta comparti derecho
cu otro, y ta bon e vuurpijlenan no ta topa cu otro na e mes
cruzada mucho bez, pasobra si nan yega na topa anto lo tin
un sla pa henter stad tende, cu hopi kibramento di glas y
machicamento di staal y hero, y podiser dos tres cadaver pa
napa.

Comparti derecho cu otronan na cruzadanan di caya y lo
bo biba mas largo.









Members of the Colony’s Womens’ Club listen to Mrs. J. L. Blair Buck, president of the
General Federation of Womens’ Clubs, who was a recent visitor to Aruba. She was
accompanied by nine other ladies from the General Federation in the States. Mrs. Buck
is seen in center; on her right are Mrs. W. L. Curtiss, slated for next year’s presidency
of the Colony’s Womens’ Club, and Mrs. F. R. Burson, present president. While the
visitors from the States were here they were received by Lt. Gov. and Mrs. L. C.
Kwartsz; taken on a tour of the island by the Aruba Dames Club, who entertained them
at luncheon; and honored at a tea given by the Colony Womens’ Club.

DEATHS

William P. Joe, controlman in the
Utilities Department, died April 28. He
was 39.

Mr. Joe was born in St. Martin, and
had worked for the Company for eleven
years and nine months. He is survived
by his wife and six children.

team.

Van and Piet...

WHAT HAPPENED TO your
HEAD, PIET ? Dip you
FALL OFF THE GREASED

f 1 RAN THE (00 YO.
RACE IN THE OLY
PIAD, NEXT TIME
T'Lt LEAVE IT TO

"During May, Make Safety Pay"

That’s the Safe
slogan that won Frank Gilkes, of the
Shipyard office, a sterling silver ciga-
rette case. He’s a member of the Fontein

The Contest Incentive Committee re-
views slogans every month.



CYI Pays 24 Initial,
5 Supplemental Winners

Twenty-nine employees are richer by
Fls. 985 for winning ideas named by the
Coin Your Ideas Commitee for the
month of March. Five of the awards
were supplemental, with the remainder
initial winners.

Top winner in the group was Thomas
A. Wolfe, whose idea to change the
water overflow from the No. 11 gas oil
unit’s condenser box won him Fils. 200.
This was a supplemental winner.

The next highest winner, W. Alexis,
won a Fls. 100 initial award for his idea
to substitute a photostat fixer for an
electro-copyist fixer.

The other supplemental awards:

Thomas A. Quinn, Fls. 75, change
double water wash connection in W-6
drum, west acid treating plant.

Nathaniel Holland, Fils. 50, pump
caustic present in spheroids back to
treating plant.

Pedro De Windt, Fls. 30, install pipe,
elbow, and hose connections at kerosene
and diesel filling rack.

Antonio Koolman, Fls. 20, change
rerun bottoms sample drain line from
sewer to drainage drum — No. 12

Continued on page 4

Workers’ Contest

THATS TOO BAD - THAT
WON?T HELP YoUR TEA
ANY IN THE CONTEST,

WHAT DIFFERENCE
DOES IT MAKE ? WE
A WERE NEAR THE BOT-

TOM IN THE F\RST



bo team





Piet: Pakico bo ta cu kruk awe, Dan? Dan: Pero Piet, ta pakico tur bo coco ta Dan: No nek! Esey si ta pone t

Dan: Mi a bai haci gai, bai pusta careda verband asina? Ta foi palo di ceba ; atras den Concurso di Seguridad.
Anja di La Reina, pero e curpa a bo a slip? Piet: y ta di menos; toch nos ta un di
nenga...... Piet: No broe. Ta ayera mi a lubida di delasternan awor cu promé parti di

bisti mi sombré di Seguridad.

e Concurso a pasa.

Stay Above the 30°, Mark And Win A Prize






MAY 13, 1949

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NEW ARRIVALS |
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A daughter, Frida Maria,
Arthur L. Lopes, April 18,
_- 4 son, Hermengildo, to Mr. and Mrs, Jacob ,
Kock, April 13.

A son, Fitzpatrick, to Mr. and Mrs. Fi
Calder, April 18. era



to Mr. and Mrs.

_A son, David Bedford, to Mr. and Mrs. Ira J.
Kirkman, April 13.
A son, Leonard Ezekiel, to Mr. and Mrs. Leo-







April 14,
ohn, to Mr. and Mrs. Reynold

» to Mr. and Mrs. Naciso Jaco-

a ughter, Glenda Helen, to Mr.
Francisco E. Croes, April 18.

on, Rudolf Roland, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan
April 20.

and Mrs.















: son, Winston Nathaniel, to Mr. and Mrs.
Faithman Paul, April
Lupina to Mr. and Mrs.
April .
T ton, to Mr, and Mrs, Joseph

» to Mr. and Mrs. Santiago

A daughter,
Lodewijk Wille
A daughter,
Japheth E,
A

Leonida Lucia, to Mr. and Mrs



» to Mr. and Mrs
s, April
» to Mr.



and Mrs. Dominico

marie, to Mr. and Mrs.


























A 5 to Mr, and Mrs.
Conrad Simon, April
_A son, Charles G., to Mr. and Mrs. Olinda
Croes, April 23.
A son, , to Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Brad-
shaw, April
A daughte rtha, to Mr. and Mrs
Estefanus M
A daughte , to Mr. and Mrs. David
Cummings
A daught ary Elizabeth, to Mr. and Mra
John E. Allen, April 28.
on, Stanley Alfred, to Mr. and Mrs. Natha-
niel Guadeloupe, April 29
son, Allan Philip, to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R
d, April 30.
son, Jan Daniel, to Mr. and Mrs. G. Berk-
houdt, Apr 0
A son, Jacobo, to Mr. and Mrs. Gero-
nimo Henriquez, May 1.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Basilio Wever, May 1
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Juan R. Koolman,
May 1,
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Egbert B. Ledger,
May 1.



A. R. Galt, chief engineer in the Lake Fleet,
stands beside the oil painting which won
him the awards on top of the desk: a cup
and a serving tray. The picture received
first place among oil paintings in the re-
cent Marine arts and crafts exhibition, and
also received the award for being the best
exhibit in the show. It depicts a scene in
northern Scotland. Mr. Galt started pain-
ting only two years ago, mainly as a means
of occupying his spare time aboard ship.

CORRECTION

In a story in the last issue of the Hospital
sales service cart being operated by the Women’s
Guild, Mrs. J. J. Cahill was incorrectly identified
as Mrs. R, H. Shakelton.

Switzer, division superintendent in the
Department, was incorrectly referred
stant division superintendent”.

F. W.
Mechan





to as "ass





MAYBE SO, BUT THE
FIRST HALF IS OVER
Now ANP ANY TEAM/-
CAN WIN THE oO
ECOND HALF.

IMPROVING
RECORD FOR THE YEAR

BY AT LEAST 30 %

Stop di papia coi kens, Piet. Ta net
awor cu promé parti a pasa, bo
mester lucha pa bo yega ariba den
di dos parti di e Concurso. 5
Y corda cu tur team por gana bunita
premio, si nan mustra un adelanto
di alomenos 30 % den nan record du-
rante e anja di e Concurso.

Dan:








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MAY 13, 1949



When the moon went into eclipse April 12 by entering the earth’s shadow,
among the most interested lookers were members of the Astronomers’
Club, who gathered to watch the spectacle through Igor Broz’s home-made
six-inch telescope. Below, astronomer Broz checks the telescope’s focus
before taking the picture shown above. The prominent chins and Adam’s
apples at right belong to members Rupert Burtan and Paul Gordijn.





12 di April anochi tabatin un ecli di luna cu a dura mas o menos dos

ora y ta claro cu esnan mas interesdé aden tabata miembronan di Club di

Astronomia. Aki bao Igor Broz ta tira un bista den su telescoop promé

cu el a saka e portret di e eclipse (aki riba). E otronan ta Dr. Burtan
y Paul Gordijn di T.S.D.



Correct safety habits shoutd be acquired early, and Appren-

tice Alejandro Angela proved that he was keeping informed

of the Safe Workers’ Contest when he was able to answer

Safety Sam’s questions about the Contest. For knowing his

team score, its standing, and his captain’s name, he received
the belt buckle he holds below.

Alejandro Angela, un aprendiz, a gana un premio e biaha

aki cerca Safety Sam, pa via cu e tabata sa tur preguntanan

tocante su team den Concurso di Seguridad. Segun contento

cue ta mustra riba e portret, lo e mester ta gusta e
gespu masha.





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Capt. W. L. Thomas presents a cup to H. Reed, captain of the St. Eustatius Cricket
Club of Curagao, following the club’s match with the Aruba St. Eustatius team. The
match w played at the Lago Sport Park over the Easter holidays. Next to Capt.
Thomas is B. Viapree, master of ceremonies for the pr ntation ceremony; behind
Mr. Viapree is E. Byington, who also spoke at the presentation. Each team presented
the other with a souvenir trophy, and individual awards went to H. Reed, N. Beazer,
C. Hooker, Bryson, and Charles, all of the Curagao team, and to S. Spanner, B. Bennett,
G. Canwood, and F. Berkle, of the Aruba club. In the first inning of the test match,
Curacao made 127 runs to Aruba’s 41; in the second, Curacao made 19 runs and Aruba
scored 41 for 3 wickets.











A group of excursionists who flew to their homes in chartered planes over the Easter

holidays are seen above as they boarded the plane at Dakota Field. Those above are

a portion of the group which went to Trinidad and British Guiana. Other employees

and family members went to Barbados, St. Lucia, and Grenada. Approximately 150

persons returned to their homes over the holidays by means of specially chartered
planes. (Photo by S. Rajroop.)





Retiring after almost twenty-eight years Company service, Elza Polick receives a
farewell gift from Receiving and Shipping employees, with Kenneth Repath presenting.
Ralph Watson, John Richards, and other friends added good luck wishes from his
friends in the department. Mr. Polic service started on May 9, 1921 with the
Mexican Petroleum Corporation of Louisana. He came to Lago on December 6, 1928
as a master mechanic in the M & C Department. The following year he became a shift
foreman in Light Oils Finishing. In 1945 he transferred to Receiving and Shipping,
where he was a foreman at the time of his retirement last month.



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CARACAS

(This is the fourth in a series of articles about
well-known places to visit in the Caribbean area.)

A nearby city which is finding in-
creasing favor among Lago’s vacation-
ists is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.
Constantly growing and looking to
the future, Caracas is a city of sharp
contrasts, with its architecture ranging
from small structures dating from its
earliest days on down to modernistic
buildings on which the paint is hardly
dry.

A colorful welcome awaits the passen-
ger as he steps out of the plane at Mai-
quietia Airport, with its gay show of
orchids, gladiolli, and narcissi. The road
from the airport, at the foot of the
Andes, to 2,600 feet higher Caracas, via
a pass at 3,300 feet, is unique in this
hemisphere. Here a modern concrete
highway winds in numerous curves along
ravines, which offer surprising views at
each turn. The airport, with its cover of
red dust, remains visible for a long time,
sometimes behind you, then before you,
to left, then to the right — sometimes
it seems as if you are driving in a circle.
But at each turn the planes below seem
smaller and at last the airfield disap-
pears completely behind the mountains.

In the meantime the air becomes cool-
er. Heavy trucks with full loads from
the small but busy harbor town of La
Guaira roar up the hills in second gear
or return empty from Caracas. Drivers
give each other signs if the road is not
free at a blind corner and so this ride,
which is only the start of your trip to
Caracas, becomes an interesting adven-
ture in itself,

In the City

The first streets of Caracas, after an
hour's driving past many enormous bill-
boards, are a little disappointing. The
typical Latin American style with the
orange-red-tiled roofs are picturesque
but unimpressive. However, as soon as
you get to the busy traffic of the city’s
center, the air of business and action
become quite absorbing.

Caracas itself is a rising metropolis,
where skyscrapers, gigantic blocks of
apartments, playgrounds, ponds, hospi-
tals, villas — in short, complete districts,
spring up like mushrooms.

The town itself is fascinating in its
contrasts. The center consists of narrow,
often steeply rising streets, which some-
times suddenly open on to a modern
plaza with fine shops and restaurants,
or to a boulevard viewing some lower
part of the city. Traffic is usually very
heavy, coming from all directions.
Drivers grudge each other priority and,
though traffic from the right goes first,
they still try to shoot quickly before
each other.

Caraquenos love bull fights, and dur-
ing the winter months a corrida can be
seen practically every Sunday. Horse
races also rank high in Venezuela’s hob-
bies and the Hipprodromo in Caracas is
often sold out a week in advance.

The people of Caracas have a peculiar
way of naming their streets. Although
the streets are named officially, nobody



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The road from La Guaira to Caracas winds around through the mountains, at one
point reaching a pass 3,300 feet high. The range of mountains and a portion of the
road are seen above. (Photos by KLM.)

The Municipal Theater in Caracas is seen below

from the entrance of the Majestic

Building.

uses these names. Addresses are given
by block corners which also bear their
own name. Thus a house located between
the two corners Bolsa and Mercadera
may have the address Bolsa a Merca-
dera No. 6.

Economic Problems

Caracas’ shops are often air condi-
tioned. Many and varied are the high
quality, and high priced, goods that may
be bought in them. Venezuela’s high
prices are an economic problem arising
mainly from a serious shortage of labor.
The potentialities of Venezuela are great
and, with more hands to do the work,
the country could bring more of its good
earth into development and produce
more abundant crops and a larger
quantity of minerals. As it is, there is a

In the center of Caracas’ main business section is the Plaza Bolivar, location of the
above statue of the famed Simon Bolivar.



considerable importation of natural pro-
duce, such as potatoes, green vegetables,
cotton, citrus fruits, rubber, tobacco,
sub-tropical fruits and sisal, which could
be grown in the country itself. The same
is true of fish, timber, copper, coal, salt,
iron, asbestos, mica, and some other
products. A lack of interest in the rich
gold and diamond fields is also attribu-
ted to the labor shortage.

Venezuela measures 560,000 square
miles, yet it has a population of only
four million people. The country could
therefore employ many more people, and
there is a high standard of living to at-
tract them.

Meanwhile, Caracas is growing day by
day. Five years ago the building of a
university area with a teaching hospital
and living space for 60,000 people was
started. This Ciudad Universitaria is ex-
pected to be completed by 1952. And
construction is going on throughout the
city, with modern structures rising up
to take the place of older, smaller buil-
dings which belong to an earlier era and
have now outlived their usefulness.

Safety Prizes Shown at Gate

Have you seen the box at the Main
Gate House showing the prize awarded
for the winning Safe Workers’ Contest
slogan? The prize is on display all
month, until it is awarded to the slogan
winner for that month.

Also on display are the awards which
Safety Sam gives out each week to em-
ployees who can answer his questions
about their team’s progress in the Con-
test. These prizes are changed weekly, as
they are won by employees throughout
the refinery.

Take a look at these handsome prizes
the next time you pass through the Main
Gate. If you'd like to try for one, send in
your slogan to your team captain or to
one of his lieutenants. And know your
team score, standing, and captain’s
name.

MAY 13, 1949

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cyl from page 2
aviation still.

The initial winners:

Horbone Horsford, Fls. 30, install
galvanized housing and mercoid switch
— tanks nos, 80 and 81.

Dominico Christiaans, Fls. 25, one-
way traffic around Guest House No. 6.

Alfred Romney, Fls. 25, supply water

to gasoline motor driven welding
machines,
Joseph TIrausquin, Fls. 25, furnish

safety fuel cans for all knock engines.

J. Featherstone, Fls. 25, connect by
hose, oil line hand pump to compressors
to remove oil.



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The youngest and the oldest hold the checks
they received from the Coin Your Ideas
Committee this month. Apprentice Marco
Semeleer (left) was the youngest winner
on the March list, and Pedro De Windt the
eldest. Mr. De Windt joined the ranks of
annuitants this month, but young Semeleer
still has many years ahead of him during
which he can continue to coin ideas.

Riba lista di esnan cu a

Coin Your Ideas luna pasa, aprendiz Marco

Semeleer tabata e di mas jong y Pedro de

Windt e di mas bieuw. Sr. De Windt a tuma

su retiro e luna aki, pero e joven Semeleer

tin hopi anja su dilanti ainda cu e por si-
gui traha pa Lago.

ricibi premio di







Alfred Thompson, Fls. 25, install
window guards on company buses.
Marco Semeleer, Fls. 25, construct

bridge south of snow pile.

John de Abreu, Fls. 25, use masonite
on Safety Contest scoreboard.

Robert Khan, Fls. 25, install lattice,
wire mesh or similar device at Lago
Heights B.Q. nos. 5—12.

W. Ho Sing Loy, Fls. 20, install howler
in Storehouse building no. 5.

A. W. Schockness, Fls. 20, reconstruct
door at Lago Heights Post Office to
speed up mail distribution.

Miss E. Mackintosh, Fls. 20, cut
window in back of driver’s seat — truck
B-5.

George Soffar, Fls. 20, attach tele-
phone directories via wood screws to
telephone booths.

Ignatius Ogilvie, Fls. 20, place fire
extinguishers in Esso Heights quarters
nos. 10 and 10 B.-

Sydnor Tucker, Fls. 20, place concrete

form, etc. around flag poles — Junior
Esso Club.

Elino Winklaar, Fls. 20, install
sprocket and chain to 114” steam inlet
valve — no. 12 aviation still.

C. Drake, Fis. 20, provide drainage
for unloading chutes — ocean tankers.

Joseph Evariste, Fls. 20, install addi-
tional fire extinguishers in new paint
shop.

H. de Robles, Fls. 20, install awning
over south door and window — Central
Pumphouse.

Miss N. Ecury, Fils. 20, install half
door with shelf for stationery room —
Personnel Department.

W. A. Rippon, Fls. 20, place telephone
directories on lake tankers.

H. Timperman, Fs. 20, install
mesh over open ends of pipe ventilator
goose necks — new bungalows.

Pedro de Cuba, Fis. 20, install 1”
check valve at caustic injection to bank
tubes — no. 5 rerun still.

wire



The Local Is One Year Old

On May 1 The Local celebrated its
first anniversary. Staff of the weekly
newspaper consists of W. Nahar, editor
and publisher; E. Bailey, assistant edi-
tor; R. de Freitas, art editor; E. Ree-
berg, advertising manager; and H. van
Bochove, treasurer.


MAY 13, 1949





Reuben B. Bellass, of the Pipe Department (inset), is another Lago employee who
realizes the importance of taking proper precautions when working. While working at
the Acid Plant last month, he started cutting off a steel bolt with a cold chisel and
hammer. A piece of the chisel broke off and flew toward his face. The sharp fragment
struck the lens of his chippers’ goggles, cracking it, but the goggles saved Mr. Bellass
from even the slightest injury. Arrow points to the broken piece of chisel which, with
its sharp point and edges, could have pierced deeply into any part of the body. It
wasn’t luck that saved Mr. Bellass from suffering a serious injury — it was knowing
and following rules of safety that prevented him from losing an eye.

Reuben B. Bellass di Pipe Department ta un otro empleado di Lago cu sa balor di
reglanan di Seguridad. Trahando na Acid Plant luna pasa, el a cuminza corta un bolt
cu un bijtel y un martiw. Un punta di e bijtel a kibra afor y a bula dal den su bril.
E glas di e bril a keda tur distribi, pero Sr. Bellass su wowonan a keda intacto. E
portret aki bao ta mustra con e bril a keda y e flecha ta mustra riba e pida cu a kibra
afor; ripard com skerpi e ta y pensa cuanto trobbel lo e por a causa si no tabata pa
bril di Seguridad. No ta pa suerte cu Sr. Bellass no a hiba desgracia — ta pasobra e
tabata sa y el a sigui reglanan di Seguridad cu e tin tur dos wowo awe.



Cost of Living Bonus for S. & R.
Employees Continues 3 Months

Bonus pa Costo di Bida
Pa Siguiente 3 Lunanan

A new cost of living bonus for Staff
and Regular employees for May, June,
and July was announced April 29, fol-
lowing the latest study of price changes.

The new bonus, similar in all respects
to the bonus of the past three months
except in amount, will be 4.35 per cent
of regular and overtime earnings and
any acting or temporary allowances.





Un bonus pa costo di bida pa e luna-
nan di Mei, Juni, y Juli a worde anuncia
dia 29 di April pa empleadonan Regular
y di Staff.

E bonus ta igual na e bonus anterior
den tur respecto cu excepcion di e per-
centahe cu ta 4.35 % di tur ganamento
regular y di overtime y tambe riba dife-
rencianan temporal of interino den
ganamentonan normal.

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First local Lagoite, Pedro de Windt (center) is honored at retirement luncheon.

Pedro de Windt of Receiving & Ship-
ping, first man to be employed here for
Lago, retired May 1 after 23 years and
11 months service without a break.

Hired June 30, 1925 as a "'water-
tender’, his early jobs included greasing
the windmills on the present site of the
Colony, and rowing the boat from which
the first soundings of the harbor were
made in 1925.

The picture shows him honored at a
retirement luncheon, with Ralph Watson,
who originally employed him, at far left.
Others at the luncheon were C. F. Smith,
F. H. Penney, and O. Mingus. Earlier in
the day he received a large clock and a
check from his longtime associates in
Receiving & Shipping, where he was a
process helper A.

On Mr. de Windt’s lapel he wears the
first of the new annuitant badges by
which retirees may enter the plant at
any time.

In May, Make Safety Pay. That’s the
winning prize slogan for this month.
Have you turned one in to your team
captain or his lieutenants for June? If
not, do so — your slogan may win a

prize.

Record Runs Follow Cat Turnaround |

Over 500 men spent nearly 100,000 man-hours on the 25-day facelifting job
done on the Cat Plant last month, completing hundreds of repair jobs on the
20-story structure after the record 13-month run that ended March 20.

Over 600 separate jobs were done during the turnaround”, all the way from
tightening a nut to major repair items that took hundreds of man-hours, often
with as many as six crafts coordinating their efforts on a single overhauling job,
Every craft was there, with the welders having the highest percentage of their
men involved, almost everybody in the department. Nearly every shop had some-
thing to do with it too, and two manufacturer’s representatives were here for
several weeks to assist with the equipment manufactured by their companies.

While the M & C forces worked steadily through two shifts, three on bottle-
neck jobs, the Process men on the unit also had a continuous role. Jobs had to
be checked; nearly 4,000 hot and cold working permits had to be issued; over
400 "bleed orifices” (on indicators that show operating conditions all over the
unit) were taken out, inspected, and replaced by regular Cat Plant personnel.

The job was a big one, and everyone on it was glad when it was done. That
it was well done shows in the results: since the new run began, on Good Friday,
output has been pushed up and held at 30,000 barrels per day, a new record
performance that is twice the original designed capacity of the unit.

At left, the Cat Plant stack shines after a new coat of aluminum paint. Below at left,

William Norris of Process, Thomas Malcolm (then M & C zone supervisor), and Joseph

Oduber of Welding discuss a repair job. Below at right, Franciscus de Freitas and
Bernard Francis put new insulation on the precipitator.



Promotions Go to Two Employees



H. A, Lambertson

F. C. Eaton

Two promotions, one in the Mechani-
cal Department and one in the TSD La-
boratory Division, were announced last
month.

H. A. Lambertson was appointed ge-
neral foreman in charge of the Machi-
nist Department. His Company service
began November 13, 1938 as a subfore-
man first class in the Machinist Depart-
ment. On October 3, 1941 he became a
Machinist and Foundry planner and in
1943 was named assistant general fore-
man. On several occasions he has served
as acting general foreman in the Machi-
nist Department.

F. C. Eaton was named to the position
of group head B in the Knock Labora-
tory. He started with Lago on Decem-
ber 7, 1935 as a chemist II and became
a chemist I on Sept. 14, 1944. Since
August 1, 1948 he has been acting group
head B in the Knock Lab.

George Lawrence
was recently na-
med Esso News
reporter for the
Gas Plant Depart-
ment. Employees
in that department
who have any
news tips should
turn them in to
him; he’ll see that
the Esso News is
informed of any
happenings. Mr.
Lawrence has been
a Company em-
ployee since 1939.
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'

OLYMPIAD

1949



1 Led by Muller’s Brass Band, the athletes parade around the Lago Sport Park to start
the Olympiad.

nh

1 C. J. Monroe, of
Industrial Rela-
tions, holds the
needle for B.
Duinkerk to thread
in the race for





girls under 15
(left). Miss Duin-
kerk won first
place in the event.

3

E. R. Tulloch
(right holding
gun) prepares to
start the contes-
-. tants in the finals
"of the 50 yard flat
race for children
under ten. In the
foreground is Mi-
randa Huckleman.

Es





Although the greasy pole Freddy Dirksz, chairman of the Lago Sport Park Committee, welcomes the spectators

was pretty greasy, three in Papiamento. To the left of him is H. M. Nassy, also of the Committee, and to the

contestants (E. Milton, right Announcer B. K. Chand. Seated to the right of Mr. Chand are G. B. Brook and

R. Murray, and R. Ellis) J. J. Horigan.

managed to get at the

prize. The men at the

bottom of the pole (left)

can be seen catching the

ham which has just been 1. Cu Muller’s Brass Banda mas adilanti, e atléticonan ta drill rond di Lago Sport
knocked off the top. Park pa habri e Olimpiada.

2. C. J. Monroe di Industrial Relations, ta tene e angia pa B. Duinkerk pasa den e
careda cu pasamento di angua pa mucha-muhernan bao di 15 anja. Senorita Duin-

kerk a gana promé premio den es careda.
3. E.R. Tullock (cu revolver) ta para cla pa duna sifal pa cuminza e careda di 50 yarda
pa muchanan bao di diez anja. Mas adilanti nos ta mira Miranda Huckleman.

4. Aunque e palo di ceba tabata slip, tres participante (E. Milton, R. Murray y R.
Ellis) a yega te na top. E hombernan para abao ta vangue e ham cu a worde tira
foi di ariba.

Freddy Dirksz, presidente di Comité di Lago Sport Park, ta duna bonbini na miro-
nesnan na Papiamento. Na su man robez, H. M. Nassy, tambe un miembro di ¢
Comité y na su man drechi, anunciador di eventonan, B. K. Chand. Sintaé na banda
drechi di Sr. Chand, nos ta mira G. B. Brook y J. J. Horigan.

6. O. S. Webb, kend2 a gana den pustamento di bicicletanan dorn4, ta ricibi su beker
cerca C. F, Smith. Anunciador M. E. Inniss ta na banda robez.

Riba e portret aki nos ta mira participantenan den e careda di bicicleta di dos milla.
Presidente di Sport Park Committee, Freddy Dirksz ta admiré e tréfeonan cu a
worde duna na ganadornan den Olimpiada.



an

a

O. S. Webb, winner of the decorated bicycle contest, receives his trophy from C. FP.
Smith (left). Announcer M. E. Inniss is at left. -




7
8 E :
Contestants round the ee
turn in the 2 mile cycle ko
race for racers only

Cleft).

Sport Park Committee
Chairman Freddy Dirksz
looks at the trophies
which went to the win-
ners of the day’s events
(right). The tag he’s
handling is attached to
the trophy which went to
R. O. Jackson, selected
as the outstanding ath-
lete of the day.


MAY 13, 1949



Winners of the 1949 Queen’s Birthday

Olympiad:

Five mile flat racer 1 - L. Baynes; 2 - K. Alexar-
der; 3 - I. Kruythoff; consolation prize - Olrin-
co Tromp; lap prize - L. Baynes,

Decorated bicycle contest: 1 - O. 3, Webb;
2 - Richard Murray; 3 - Reuben Ellis.

Weight lifting contest: Lightweight: 1 -P. Bar-
os; 2 - E. Dash; Light heavyweight: 1 - L.
Nichols; 2 - E. Campbell. a

Body beautiful contest: 1 - T. Fredericks; 2 - B.
Nicklette; 3 - P. Barrios.

400 yards flat r: apprentices 16 and under:
1 - S. Molena; P. Richards; 3 - W. Bailey.

400 yards flat open: 1 - R. O. Jackson;
2 - S. Best; King.

free wheel:

- P. Rodgers.

d thread race, girls under 15:

- E. Huckleman; 3 - J. B.







1 - K. Bonadie;





apprentices and office boys:

k H. Hughes; 8 - R. Hodge.

220 yard flat Fr: open: 1 - R. O. Jackson,
2 - W. Williams; 3 - S. Best.

Egg and spoon race for ladies, 50 yards: 1 - B





Duinkerk; 2 - J. Berkel; 3 - E. beth.
50 yards flat race, children um 10 years
1 - A. Heiliger; 2 - E. Guillean; 3 - A. Trust



apprentices 17 and over:
1 - J. Peters; 2 - S. Molina; 3 - L. Mingo.

440 yard relay flat (4—4110 yards): 1 - R. O.
Jackson, Boatswain, Sardine, Williams; 2 - S.
Best, Alkins, Barrow, Iffilo.

Needle and thread race, SO yards, ladies: 1 - J.
Berkel; 2 - V. Dash; 3 - D, Richardson.

Three-legged race, SO yards, apprentices and
office boys: 1 - J. Peters and S. Molina;
2 - L. Bayley and H, Hughes; 3 - F. John and
F, Gibbs.

Long jump, open: 1 -
King; 3 - O. Ifill.

2 mile cycle race (racers only), open: 1 - R.
Sealey; 2 - K. Bonadie; 3 - F. Francis.

Egg and spoon, girls under 12: 1 - A. Richard
son; 2 - C. Dickson; 3 - P. Johnson.

440 yards flat race, open: 1 - W.

2 - R. O. Jackson; 3 - S. Webb.
rds flat race, ladies: 1 - M. J
Nisbeth; 3 - M. Hodge.

100 yard skipping race, girls under 15: 1 - F
Huckleman; 2 - E. Huckleman; 3 - B, Duin-
kerk

1 mile bicycle race (free wheel), open: 1 - K.

L, Williams.

R. O. Jackson; 2 - C. A

Williams;





Bonadie - S. Cowie; 3 -

High jump. 1 - C. King; 2 -J. Pembleton;
Bran;

44 mile flat race, open: 1 - E. Boatswain; 2 - W.
Bennett; 3 - E. Hinds.

Half mile cycle race (free wheel), ladies only,
two races:

1 - G, Brown and M. Josefa; 2 - V.
- D. Richardson and

1 - B. Nicklete; 2 - T. Johnson;



, 100 yards, open: 1 - C. Gilkes
2- J. Peters and 3 - 8. Molina.
E. Hinds;

and W. Burto:
One mile flat, open: 1 - W. Bennett; 2 -
3 - C, Gilkes.
100 yard flat race, men 3S and over: 1 - C.



Anthony; 2 - F, Willis; 3 - A. H. Rasul.

3 mile cycle race, racers only: 1 - R. Sealey;
2 - E. Fortune; 3 - S. Cowie; lap prize: -
R. Sealey.

Greasy pole: E. Milton, R. Murray, R. Ellis

Church Honors Mother's Day

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in
Oranjestad was to celebrate Mother’s
Day with a special program on May 9,
given at the Church.

Those scheduled to take part in it
were the Church Choir, Elder Berkel,
C. Alexander, A. Gario, T. Margaritha,
D. Meade, J. Margaritha, Miss Queely,
H. Margaritha, H. Thomas, E. Rogers,
P. Douglas, C. Anderson, C. Thomas,
S. Taylor, S. Shepherd, A. Boldeo, M.
Leer, J. Alexander, G. Gooding, and Nor-
ma Weent. Songs, readings, and recita-
tions made up the program.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
May 1—15 Monday, May 23
May 16—31 Thursday, June 9
Monthly Payrolls

May 1—31 Friday, ™une b

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Members of the St. Eustatius Cricket Club of Aruba are shown above at their Easter

match with Curacao’s St. Eustatius

Bennett, S. Spanner, and C. Henstract.

Berkel, W. Canwood, R.



Club. Th tch
Park. On the back row, from left to right, FoiGe Dorea

8 played at the Lago Sport
are G. Dorsett (captain), L. Courtier, B.
In front are G. Canwood, C. E. Hassell, P.
Rooseburg, and E Gibbs.

E. JACKSON
Proc. Cracking

A. JOSEPH
Powerhouse

V. E. TURNER
M & C Admin.

A. THOMPSON
Garage

Lago Club Wins Third Game
In Series with Dining Hall \

In a table tennis match at the Lago
Club last month, the Lago Club defeated
the Esso Dining Hall team, three
matches to two. Its victory gave the
Lago Club three points, and gives it a
9—0 lead over the Dining Hall in the
series between the two teams.

Results, with the Lago Club players
listed first, were as follows: S. Green
beat J. Samuel, 21—11 and 21—19;
A. De Souza lost to C. Berglund, 14—21,
21—17, and 18—21; R. Tappin lost to
C. Miller, 13—21 and 14—21; R. Cade
defeated T. Edwards, 21—18, 17—21,
and 21—16; and T. Greavesande beat
B. Hope, 21—8 and 21—9.

The winner of the series will receive
a trophy donated by J. F. X. Auer.



LH Night Softball League
Sets Opener for May 24

Night thall will begin May 24

en the Lago Heights Softball League
gets underway. The opener, pitting
Caribe and Baby Ruth against o
other, starts at 7:30.

Ten tec:as are entered in the league,
which wili run for approximately three
months. Each team is scheduled to play
the others twice.

Games will be played on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday nights, with
double headers scheduled for Tuesday
and Friday. Single games will start at
7:30, and doubleheaders at 7 and 8:35.

At the end of the league a trophy will
go to the winning club, and individual
awards will be presented to the out-
standing pitcher, batter, home run
hitter, and the best all round player.

Teams entered in the competition are
Baby Ruth, Caribe, Dodgers, Bicho Malo,
Lago Colony, Los Tigres, Lago Heights,
Catholic Youth Organization, Hollandia,
and the Aruba Juniors,

Sponsored by the Lago Heights Advi-
sory Committee, the league is being put
on by a sub-committee composed of J. De
Frees, chairman; Syd Brathwaite, coor-
dinator and secretary; and C. R. A. Bis-
hop, A. A. Texeira, Ciriaco Tromp, Max
Lashley, and George Lawrence. Captains
of each of the teams will also have a
voice on this group.

DAKOTA WINS Cont. from page |

win prizes: awards will go to the team
with the best score in the second half,
to the team having the most improved
record for the year, and to all teams
which improve their accident record by
at least 30 per cent during the year of
the Contest.

At the end of the first half, eight
teams were staying above the 30 per
cent mark. By maintaining their scores,
these eight teams will be assured of
prizes at the end of October. The four
remaining teams, by bringing their
scores up above the 30 per cent mark,
can also win prizes.

Prizes also will still go to individuals
who turn in the best Contest slogans,
and to those who are able to answer
Safety Sam’s questions about the Con-
test when he comes around.

The twelve teams compete against one
another on the basis of their past acci-
dent records. The teams were formed on
the basis of the various occupations in-
volved, with each, as far as possible,
including one of the mechanical trades,
one of the process groups, and groups
from the "other departments”.

The first half is over and Dakota is
the winner. Any team can win the
second half; any team can still win the
Contest for the entire year. And all
teams can win awards by improving
their records by at least 30 per cent dur-
ing the Contest. Work safely, and help
your team be among the winners



Tired but happy, three long-distance Lago fliers (top) relax against the wing of a~

plane just after coming in on a flight from British Guiana, the first private pilots to

make the trip. Edward de Freitas, Miguel Felipe, and Edward Luckhoo took off

February 20 on a nine-week vacation trip to B.G., each flying a separate plane. The

trip over took three days, and they came back in two. The picture below shows some
of the large crowd that greeted them at deVuijst Field April 24.

Cansa pero satisfecho, e tres pilotonan aki riba a worde retraté ora nan a caba di

yega di un yuelo foi B.G. Saliendo foi Aruba dia 20 di Februari, Edward de Freitas,

Miguel Felipe, y Edward Luckhoo, cada un den un ayvion, a bula bai B.G. cu nuebe

siman di vacantie. Nan a tuma tres dia pa bai y dos pa bolbe. Riba e portret nos por

mira parti di e grupo di amigo- y conocirnan cu a bai contra nan na nan yegadg na
De Vuijst Field dia 24 di April.

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ARUBA ESSO NEWS

New Machine Reveals the Little Wiggles ‘ONCURSO Continus den pagina 1





It deals in ten-thousandths of an inch

A recent addition to Machine Shop
facilities is the unusval-looking unit
pictured above, a Globe supersensitive
dynamic balancing machine. It replaces
the trial and error method of finding
out whether or not a machine part is in
balance.

Besides doing this job quicker and
better, it is an important economy item
in reducing maintenance costs on some
kinds of equipment. If a rotating or
spinning element in a turbine spindle,
motor rotor, pump impellor, or similar
equipment is out of balance, the vibra-
tion that results will wear out bearings,
cause packing gland leakage, and may,
through failure of the machine, even
cause the shutting down of a major
refinery unit like the Cat Plant.

The part being tested in the picture
is a turbine spindle from a 2,000 horse-
power blower turbine at the Cat Plant.
When in service it spins at 5,000 revolu-
tions per minute. At that speed, the
smallest amount of vibration because it
is out of balance can cause serious diffi-
culties. The new balancing machine
helps avoid this, since it can detect a
vibration movement of as little as one
ten-thousandth of an inch and show
where it is.



bh of the Electrical Department,
staids beside the nine-foot stalk of corn
growing outside his bachelor quarters room.
Although Mr. Hoit is from Iowa, the corn
isn’t. After once carrying two bags of corn
in his car from Oranjestad for a friend, Mr.
Hoit noticed several kernels on the floor of
the back seat. He planted them outside his
room. That was five months ago. As soon
as the stalk grows higher than the building,
he’s going to send it back to Iowa.

Esso Club Softball Starts \

Five teams will compete for honors in
the Esso Club softball league this year,
which got underway this past week with
several warmup games. Teams and man-
agers are High School, Jim Downey;
TSD, Bill Tucker; M & C, Frank Glad-
man; Accounting-Operators, Ed Bab-
cany; and Personnel, Bill Kaestner.

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Simplicio Subero,
of the Yard De-
partment, this
month received a
watch chain from
Safety Sam _ for
knowing his team
score, standing,
and captain’s
name. Keep infor-
med of your
team’s progpéss in
the Safe Workers’
Contest, “so that
you'll “know the
answets to Safety
m’s questions.
































Chief G. B. Brook di Lago Police De-
partment a worde condecora luna pasa
pa Gobierno di Holanda cu Medaya di
Oro den Orde di Oranje-Nassau. Den
nomber di La Reina Juliana, e honor a
worde anuncia aki dia 29 di April pa
Gezaghebber L. C. Kwartsz.

Condecoracionnan manera esaki ta
worde duna pa servicio meritorio haci na
Estado of comunidad.

To honor Stanley Stephenson’s marriage to Mary Benet, daughter
of American Consul E. Benet, employees of the
room gathered to give him a gift (above). N.B. Stahre (center)
makes the presentation while the others look on. The marriage
ceremony was held April 22 at the rectory of St. Francis’ Church.

Employees of the Boiler shop gathered (above top) to present a

wedding gift to Cornelis Maduro (center). He was

Santa Cruz April 21 to Marieta Maduro. E. Miller made the pre-
sentation on behalf of the group.

Fitz Ravenneau (front left) receives a wedding pr
Clerical staff of the M & C Zone B office, with C
thodo making the presentation (right). Mr. Ravepycau was mar-
ried in St. Lucia over the Easter holidays to Marie Lawrence, and
brought his bride with him back to Aruba on the excursion plane

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Employees of the Acid and Edeleanu Department zathered at the
home of William H. H. Aldie last month to honor him with a re-
tirement gift (below right). N. Baptiste presents the gift to Mr.

and Mrs. Aldie.

Instrument Shop employees gathered to present a wedding gift

to Antero Dijkhoff (below). Gregorio Franken (right) made the

presentation. Mr. Dijkhoff was married on May 4

Dijkhoff at the Catholic Church in Noord. The gift from the In-
strument group was a silver service for six.

team victorioso a ricibi
Directiva di Compania.

‘E 76% di adelanto cu boso team a
mustra ta algo muy especial”, Sub-
Gerente O. S. Mingus a bisa, ’principal-
mente ora cu boso a hiba e siguiente
team 20 punto.”

El a duna crédito na captannan y
tenientenan di e team, kendenan cu nan
trabao a haci cu miembronan di e team
a paga mas atencion na reglanan di
Seguridad, di moda cu nan a contribui
materialmente na e reduccion di acci-
dentenan.

Na Captan J. H. Leysner di Dakota,
representante di e team victorioso, Sr.
Mingus a entrega um gespu di plata.

Tenientenan di e team cu a compana
Sr. Leysner na e reunion, tabata A.
Arends y V. Jacobs di Electrical; H.
Kelly, representante di T.S.D.-Engineer-
ing y Executive Office; F. da Silva di
Cracking Department.

Awor cu promé mitar di Concurso ta
trei lomba, tur atencion mester worde
presté pa alcanza un bon record durante
e segundo periodo di seis luna, y pa
adelanto general den recordnan durante
henter e anja cu e Concurso ta dura. E
segundo parti lo termina dia 31 di Octo-
ber, 1949.

Ainda tin tres oportunidad pa gana
premio: tur miembro di e team cu tin
menos accidente durante e segundo pe-
riodo, tur miembro di e team cu mustra
mas adelanto durante henter e anja,
miembronan di tur teamnan cu mustra
un mehoria di alomenos 30 % durante e
anja di e Concurso.

felicitacion di

Na cabamento di e promé mitar taba-
tin ocho team cu a mustra adelanto di
30% of mas; manteniendo nan record
asina nos lo por ta sigur di premionan na
fin di October. E otro cuater teamnan
tambe por gana premionan, contal cu
nan mustra un adelanto di 30 % na fin
di October.

Premionan lo sigui worde entregd na
esnan cu contribui lemanan cu worde
accepta pa uso den Concurso y na esnan
cu sa contestanan riba preguntanan di

TSD drafting

married at




il Annaimiun-



to Cipriana

MAY 18, 1949







Proof that employees of the Pipe Shop are
staying informed of their team’s standing
in the Safe Workers’ Contest is held above

by James Simon. For knowing his ceam
score, its standing, and his captain’s name,
he received the cigarette lighter he holds.

Empleadonan di Pipe Shop tambe ta na al-

tura di nan team den Concurso di Seguridad

Esaki a keda proba pa James Simon, kende

a gana un lighter como e tabata sa tur con-

testa riba preguntanan di Safety Sam to-
cante Concurso di Seguridad.

At a recent meeting of the Island
Scout Council, it was decided to hold the
second Scout leaders convention on
June 1, and to hold a patrol leaders’
camp on Jun, 5 and 6.

Safety Sam.

E promé mitar a pasa y Dakota a sali
victorioso. Tur team tin chens di gana e
segundo mitar; tur team tin chens di
haya premionan cu un adelanto di 30 %
den nan record. Traha cu Seguridad pa
bo yuda bo team sali den esnan victo-
rioso.





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