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Aruba Esso news

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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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February 22, 1946
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biweekly
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English
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v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.

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J. W. Woodward, recently arrived in Aruba,
succeeds J. M. B. Howard as manager of Lago's
Marine Department. Following his release from
the Army in 1920, he went to work for Standard
on the docks at Bayonne. From there he was
transferred to the New York office where he
rose to be Chief of Standard’s Port Operations
in New York. In March 1945 he went to Panama
under the War Shipping Board as Chief of
Tanker Operations in the Cana! Zone area. After
finishing that job he returned to New York for
a short time before coming to Aruba.



No, it’s not a char-
acter on his way to
a masquerade, it’s
Jerry Littmann, for-
merly of the Train-
jon and now
Arabia. He
writes that he has
had some very in-
teresting experiences
in Arabia and has
learned much of the
Arab way of life.
The climate, he says,
is not what the aver-
age person thinks of
it as being; Arabia
can get very cold at
times. The garb af-
fected in this picture
is not through choice, but because European
clothes worn in the town where he was at the
time would have caused a sensation. The camp
where he is now stationed at Dhahran is much
like Lago Colony, with bungalows of a si
design, club, mess hall, and athietic fac
(and less exotic clothes).





No shonnan, esaki no ta un invitado na un fiesta
di disfraz, ta Jerry Littmann, cu tabata traha
na Training Division y cu awor ta ma Saudi
Arabia. E ta skirbi cu e tabatin algun experien-
cia masha interesante na Arabia y cu el a sinja
hopi modanan di biba di Arabia. E clima,
e ta bisa, no ta logue generalmente hendenan
ta kere; tin biaha Arabia sa ta masha frioe. E
panja cu e tin bisti, no ta pa su smaak, ma ta
Pasobra panjanan Eruopeo to causa un sensa-
cion den e stad caminda el a saka e portret.







A visitor this month
is Bettina Steinke,
eight, well-known
New York artist, who
has done _ portraits
of Arturo Toscanini,
General Eisenhower,
and other —_world-
famous figures. One
of several works she
has done while here
is the portrait shown
below of Karel Pon-
son, sailmaker at the
Drydock. Done in
charcoal, it was
completed in about
two hours. For a
picture of the artist =
and subject "atm
work” see page 5.



E tuna aki nos tabatin bishita di Bettina Steinke,
artista masha conoci di New York, cu a yega
di pinta portret di Arturo Toscanini, General
Eisenhower, y hopi otro figuranan prominente di
mundo. Aki bao nos ta smira algo di su trabao
durante su estadia ma Aruba; portret di Karel
Ponson, cosedor di bela na Dry dock. El a pinta
@ portret cu charcoal y den dos ora di tempo
“a kabé. Riba pagina S nos por mira un por
tret di e artista cu Karel Ponson, mientras cu
e portret tabata worde pinta.

















ARUBA

PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD

Oil Sales to Spain
In War Were Part of
Allied War Strategy

During the war years when Spanish
tankers frequently loaded oil at Lago’s
Docks, employees were likely to wonder
what sort of arrangement permitted pro-
ducts from Allied sources to be sold to
an Axis sympathizer. Occasionally
doubts were expressed that all the oil
reached Spain or was used there. That
these deliveries were a carefully-planned
Allied strategy, however, is revealed in
an authoritative article in a recent issue
of "World Petroleum”.

Spain, situated between the belligerent
powers, wanted both peace and oil. But
she was in an awkward position, with
the Axis on one side and the well
supplied Allied powers on the other.

Franco was indebted to the Axis. It
had helped to make him Spain’s dictator
Franco also realized that he was de-
pendent upon Britain and America for
his all-important oil. Without oil the
explosive and oppressed Spaniards,
prodded by Axis agents, might have
started another civil war. The Germans,
then on the Spanish-French frontier,
could have used this as a reason to step
in and "maintain order”.

With the Germans encircling the
British stronghold, Gibralter, the west-
ern entrance to the Mediterranean
would have been closed to Allied ship-
ping and the Axis would have been
completely free to overrun North Africa
and the Middle East. This would have
cut Malta's supply lines. The Axis could
have moved on to Egypt and effectively
closed the remaining Mediterranean
entrance, the Suez Canal. Pushing
farther on to the east and north, the
extensive Middle East oilfields, refiner-
ies and pipelines would have ceased
supplying the Allied armies in Europe,
Africa and the Pacific.

Franco realized his controlling po-
sition. On the other hand he knew that
if he did not get American petroleum
he would soon have chaos in his still

Continued on Page 2

Aruba is Scene of Technical
Meeting After Miami Conference

Members of the Coordination Com-
mittee of S. O. Co. (N. J.) and repre-
sentatives of affiliated companies in
the Western Hemisphere met in Miami,
Florida February 8 to 14. The meeting
was devoted primarily to discussion and
an exchange of views on Latin-Ameri-
can problems of refining, manufactur
ing, and marketing. Attending from
Aruba were J. J. Horigan, B. Teagle, O.
Mingus, and J. M. Whiteley.

Opening the sessions, Chester F.
Smith, Jersey director and conference
chairman, declared "We are here to
plan a broad program of industrial pro-
gress. What we do and decide can be
a contribution to the future opportuni-
ty, in a world today filled with con-
fusion and questioning, to show how
industrial progress can be made through
cooperation and mutual understanding”.

Following the Miami meetings a num-
ber of the officials came to Aruba to
join local forces for conferences on
technical problems February 18 and 19.
Among visitors who attended the meet-
ings here were Lago executive W. J.
Haley, W. J. Connelly of Creole Petro-
leum Corp., R. L. Dunsmore and £.
Longworthy of International Petroleum,
G. Colpitts of Tropical Oil, J. T.
Houghton of the Standard Oil Company
of Cuba, and J. R. Schonberg and E. H.
Kares of the Standard Oil Development
Company. Creole Petroleum’s H. Page
from New York, Henry Winter from
Caracas, and Charles Drew from Mara-
caibo complete the list of visiting con-
ferees.

JANUARY was
a fruitful month
for "Coin Your
Ideas” suggest-
ors. Awards that
totalled Fis. 395

were presented
to the various
winners, who
turned in an even
dozen usable
ideas. This was
the highest

amount to be
paid out in sever-
al months.

Tops among
the January win-
ners were H. A.
Lambertson of



the Machinists
and E. Tjin-
Kam_Jet of Light
Oils Finishing.
Each received
Fls. 100 for his

suggestion. Next

highest on the list was R. K. Imler of
the Pressure Stills, who received Fls.
50. Other awards ranged from Fls. 10
to Fls. 30. The complete list:



H. A. Lambertson, Fls. 100.00,
suggested pipe connection on pumps
No. 957 and 1492.

Considerable difficulty, experienced with
salvaged pumps Nos. 957 & 1942, was_elimin-
ated by the installation of a lantern ring and
pipe connection to the suction. As a_ result

maintenance cost was reduced considerably and
a saving of alkylate., plus the elimination of a
fire hazard, were realized.

Ray Imler, Fls. 50.00, connect air

lines on oil burners to splitter and de-
butanizer furnace - LEAR.










Connecting the air lines on oil burners to
splitter and debutanizer furnace at LEAR in-
sures continued operation of the oil burners in
the event of a blower failure.

R. Hartogh, Fils. 15.00, remove pre-
sent elbow connections on feed drum
gauge glasses and install tee connec-
tions with plugs - IAR.

Installing tee connections instead of elbow
connections on food drum gauge glasses at IAR
made it easier to keep the gauge glasses clean.

Oscar Lanyi, Fils. 15.00, suggested
fire fighting facilities in Colony Com-
missary area.



As a result of this idea the e fighting
equipment in the Colony Commissary area was
relocated to a more centralized point.

Mrs. Z. Soffar, Fls. 10.00, post safe-
ty posters in company operated busses.

Safety posters have been in the
pany-operated busses as a this

Harry Sukhdeo, Fls. 30.00, apparatus

for testing hair pin tubes for bundles.

An apparatus designed for testing hairpin
tubes was successfully used and resulted in a
small saving to the Company.

Edw. Stanley, Fils. 10.00, attach sta-
tionary bottle openers to tables - Esso
Club.

Attaching stationary bottle openers to the
tables in the Esso Club will be of convenience to
the Club patrons.

placed
result of

com-
idea.

The squirrel popul-
ation of Aruba is
notably small. In
fact, Willemfridus
Booi of Accounting
believes it totals ex-
actly one, the one
shown eating out of
his hand. The squirr-
el was brought to
Aruba from Venezue-
la a couple of years
ago, and has lived
ever since in the
huge tree that grows
in Booi’s "Winter
Garden” in San Ni-
colas. (Biggest tree
in Aruba, says Booi,
and he's probably
right). Every even-
ing at about the
same time the squirr-
el comes down for a
little hand-feeding
from its owner.

Ardillanan ta masha
sears na Aruba. W.
Booi di Accounting
ta kere cu ta esun
riba e portret aki s6
tin. Algun anja pasa
man a trecé di Ve-
nezuela y semper el
a biba den e mata cu
tin den "Winter Gar-
den” di Bool na San
Nicolaas. Tur atardi
e ardilla ta baha pa
e come foi man di
su donjo.



_ FEBRUARY 22 1946

Des Piscador
Di a drief 11

a Salba Despues
Dia Riba Lamar

Dos piscador tin di gradici nan bida
na steward di e tanker Fort Henry. Leo
Flymm a riparaé un prnta blanco riba
lamar meimei di Curacao y costa di
Sur America y el a reporta esaki unbez
cerca captan y di e moda aki el a ser
salbador di e dos piscadornan.

Tabata mas o menos 6’or di atardi,
dia 5 di Februari, ora nan a mira e ob-
heto blanco ta drief na un distanci ho-
pi leeuw, pero pa via di mal tempo nan
a perdé foi bista. Despues nan a bolbe
miré y e tanker a bai den es direccién
pa investiga A bin resulta cu tabata un
barco di bela di 25 pia, cu dos piscador
masha fligi aden. Na e momento ey la-
mar tabata masha _ bruto y e olanan
enorme a haci salhamento di e dos hom-
bernan masha dificil. Porfin e promé
officier di e tanker a logra tira un ca-
buya pa e hombernan y nan a bin abor-
do di Fort Henry, unda nan a pone nan
subi cama drumi unbez. E pobernan ta-
bata sufri consecuencianan di exposi-
cidn na naturaleza, nan tabata tur mu-
ha y nan tabata tembla di frioe y nan
tabatin masha sed, pues tur awa cu nan
tabatin a caba algun dia promé. E ma-
rineronan di e tanker a trata di touw e
barco, pero lama tabata asina bruto cu
e cabuya a kibra y e barco a zink.

E dos nanvifragonan a indentifica nan
mes como Marcelino Leito di Curacao
y Johannes Margarita di Bonaire. Nan
di cu nan a sali di Curacao dia 25 di
Januari pa nan pisca, pero cu nan a
perde nan curso y como nan no tabatin
compas, nan no tabata sabi unda nan
tabata. Ora cu nan a salba e dos hom-
bernan, un di nan no tabatin ningun
pana bisti, y e otro tabatin solamente
su: carson. Nan a trece e natifragonan









Aruba y esakinan tabata masha_ con-
tento cu nan a scapa nan bida.
Henry Amoroso, Fls. 25.00, notifi-

cation of contamination of food stuffs.
i called attention to the fact t



a



rd existed by the handling of poison-
due to lack of advance information
to parties concerned with loading, storing ete.
As a result of this idea steps were taken to

eliminate this.

E. R. Mofford, Fls. 10.00, suggested





elimination of fire hazard at Colony
Shops.

As a precaution against fire, it was suggested
to install a rack, in the shed west of the de-
lou at the Colony shops, to store drop-cloth.
This was not done, but a "No Smoking" sign
was put up.

E. Tjin-Kon-Fat, Fls. 10.00, install

fire extinguisher in T.S.D. vault.







As a result of this idea a fire extinguisher
was it lled near the T.S.D. vault entrance and
will ve both nult and ijacent blueprint
room in case of . In addition the vault was
made a "No noking’’ area and it was decided
to install an extinguisher in the Field Engineers’

office.

Continued on Page 3









ARUBA ESSO NEWS





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

The next issue of the Arusa Esso News will be distributed

Friday, March 15. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, March 8.
Telephone 523

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



To see the back of your car disappearing down the
street, with someone at the wheel who shouldn’t be there,
is not a very reassuring sight.

It can happen though. A key left in a car is all a
“borrower” needs to be off on his merry way — with
your car. A key left in the ignition is an invitation for
someone to borrow the car and under certain circum-
stances this can be serious. Borrowed automobiles have
a way of getting themselves into trouble and trouble is

! a good thing to avoid.

If you should leave your key in the car and it gets
itself "borrowed” you haven’t a kick in the world be-
cause it is against the law and besides it is a foolish
thing to do.

To leave a key in a parked car does not seem like a
very serious or dangerous thing to do. However, the
consequences that could arise from irresponsible per-
sons taking advantage of it have prompted police or-
dinances making it unlawful to leave a car parked with_

| out removing the ignition key in such large cities as St.

Paul, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Detroit. Not only

| is it unlawful but the police take the key and it costs

the owner $5.00 to get it back.

In Aruba there is a similar police ordinance. Whether
your car is in front of a club or store or out on a lonely
road, it’s a good law to follow.

No ta ningun pret pa bo mira bo auto ta dobla skina

| cu un hende na wiel, cu: no ta pertenece ey. Toch esaki

por socedé. Laga bo yabi den auto y esey ta tur loque
un ,,Fiador” mester pa e bai keiru un poco — cu bo auto.
Casi semper automobilnan fia ta haya nan den trowbel,

| y troubel ta un cos cu mas leeuw e keda, mihor.

Si bo laga bo yabi den bo auto y si nan ,,fié’”’ bo no |
s 3 3

tin ningun sorto di derecho pasobra ta contra ley di laga
un auto para cu yabi aden y ademas ta cos di hende bobo.
Laga yabi den auto no ta parce nada serio ni peligroso.
Sinembargo, e consecuencianan cu por worde causa pa
hendenan sin cuenta of hendenan burachi, por resulta
hopi serio. Den stadnan grandi no solamenta ta contra
ley di laga yabi den auto, ma polies ta kita nan y e
donjo mester paga $5.00 pa e haya su yabi atrobe.

Na Aruba tambe tin un ley parecido. Sea cu bo auto |

ta dilanti un club of pacus of riba un caminda solitario,
esaki ta un ley cu lo combini bo di sigui.



Mews

Pd















Departmental Reporters




Simon Coronel wea cece eevee Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Gordon Oliivierre Electrical
Luciano Wever Labor
Henwey Hirschfeld Marine Office

Simon Geerman
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Pedro Odor

“irs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
(Open)

Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson

Drydock

Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu

L, O. F.

Pressure Stilis

C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Offices
Accounting
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory %













Lago Police
Esso & Lago Cluvs
Dining Halls (3)
Hydro-Alky
Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Ecury





Thomas Larmonio

Launcry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Garage

(Stars after a mame indicate that that reporter has turned in a tip
for this issue).

The Plant reporters who help nose out the news are shown. Above, in
the top row, are Jan Oduber of the Welding Shop, Hubert Ecury of
the Garago, and Hugo de Vries of Accounting; second row, Sam
siapree of L.O.F., and Harold Wathey of the Lago Police Department.
Below, the first row shows Cade Abraham of the Pipe Shop, and Jacin-
to de Kort of Laboratories 1 and 2; the bottom row shows Federico
Ponson of Masons and Insulators, Bipat Chand of the Storehouse,
and Vanisha Vanterpool of the Laundry.



SPANISH OIL Conr. from page I] version to enemy channels the supplies
NEW ARRIVALS | would immediately be cut off. ;
unsettled country. The Americans and The controls exercised over the oil



British

A son, Ernest Carl
Klaverwei
A daughter, Margai
Sylvester Geerman,
A son, Glenn Rud
January

to Mr. and Mrs. Alwin
23














‘Lucia, to Mr. and Mrs. minated state.
uary 26.

to Mr. and Mrs. Victor



son,

Wardally,
A daughter, V:

James Matheso
A daughter, n

John Martineau,
A daughter,

Charles Gumbs, January 30.

y Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin

fuels,
, to Mr. and Mrs.

to Mr. and Mrs.







oO.
son, Ferdinando Ephraim Xavier, to Mr. and
Mrs, Dalby Lobban, January 31.

A son, Barry Clark, to Mr. and Mrs. William
Norris, January 31. the
Eileen Victoria, to Mr. and Mrs.
horpe, January 31.
ph Maria, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon

country





A son, J



Wellman, February 1
A daughter, Sheila Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. These
Stanislaus St. Jour, February 3. fectively

A daughter, Louvre Candida, to Mr. and Mrs.
Pedro de Lange, February 4.

A son, Russel David, to Mr. and Mrs, Alfreij
Post, February 4.

A daughter, Brenda Angelica, to Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Brown, February 5.

A son, Fidelito Rudolp
delito Bebrout, February

A daughter, Marg:
Marius Del Prado, February

A daughter, Gloria Aditha, to Mr. and Mrs,
Fred Marshall, February 9.







to Mr. and Mrs. Fi-
to Mr. and Mrs.



cause



also realized how close Spain
was to being an Axis occupied and do-

The American and British authorities
jointly devised programs for supplying
Spain and her colonies with the mini-
mum economic requirement of industrial
lubricants and other petroleum
products. Maximum quantities of stocks
allowed to be maintained in Spain were
established. American petroleum ob-
servers, attached to the U.S. Embassy
in Madrid, were stationed throughout
and controlled the dis-
charges, storage, distribution and end
use of these products.
restrictions controlled so ef-
the Allied oil in Spain that,

instances of neg-
being

except in isolated
ligible quantities

or black-marketed, no Allied oil found
consumption. The
Spanish authorities cooperated fully be-
they knew that if the Allies
could prove one case of deliberate di-

its way into Axis

shipments from Spain were extensive.
Each tanker loading was supervised by
American authorities and a loading and
inspection certificate of each cargo was
sent to the American petroleum ob-
server at the port of destination for
checking the quantity of oil received in
Spain against the quantity loaded in the
Caribbean. All of the discharge valves
of the tankers were sealed to make
certain that there would be no tamper-
ing with the cargoes at sea, and the
serial numbers of the seals were record-
ed in the loading and inspection cer-
tificates. Every precaution was taken
to make certain that enemy submarines
in the Atlantic received none of the fuel.
In addition to these control measures
each cargo was navicerted by the Bri-
tish and each tanker underwent an of-
ficial security control inspection of ves-
sel and crew at Trinidad, both east-
bound and westbound.

Tales that Spanish vessels refueled
enemy submarines in the Atlantic never

contrabanded

FEBRUARY 22, 1946

-News

Dr Robert C,
Page, a medical of-
ficer in the Army
Air Forces during
World War II and
assistant medical
director of Standard
Oil Company (N.J.),
has been appointed

general medical
director of the
Company, succeed-



ing Dr. Willard J.
Denno, its chief
medical officer since 1918.

Dr. Page, who was born in England
in 1908, came to the Company in 1939
from the staff of the Northwestern
University Medical School.

Entering military service as a cap-
tain in 1942, Dr. Page was discharged
three years later as a lieutenant colonel.
He was command surgeon of the First
Air Commando Force under Colonel
Philip Cochran and served in the China-
Burma-India theater where his force
took part in the first air invasion of
Burma.

Dr. Denno, who developed the Com-
pany’s medical department from an of-
fice with one part-time physician to a
world-wide organization having 11 hos-
pitals and more than 150 physicians
and 1,500 nurses and attendants, helped
Jersey Standard to become one of the
most advanced companies in the field
of industrial medicine. He will continue
with the Company as medical con-
sultant.

In tribute to the men who played a
part in the production of the atom
bomb, Time Magazine, in a recent edit-
orial entitled "The Men and The Bomb”
singled owt four men without whom the
bomb might not have been made.

One of them was’ E. V. Murphree,
vice-president of Standard Oil Develop-
ment. To him was attributed the "per-
suasive ability, when anyone doubted
that the bomb could be made, of making
him (President Roosevelt) see the
feasibility of the entire program.”

Drilling operations in the Dominican
Republic, suspended for nearly a year
pending further seismograph and geol-
ogic study, are to be resumed by Do-
inican Seaboard Oil Company, an af-
iliate of Jersey Standard.

The Company was the first to con-
duct seismograph surveys in the Re-
public, and, with the resumption of
drilling, will be tne only company con-
ducting these operations in the area.




had any verification. The precautions
taken made any such action virtually
impossible.

Although Spain needed our oil, the
Allies were in need of many things
which Spain could supply them. The
United States needed tungsten. The
British were dependent on Spain for
iron ore, mercury, pyrites, potash, vege-
tables and fruits. For Germany, Spain
was vitally important as a source of
tungsten, zinc, wool and woolen goods,
sheep and other skins, turpentine, cork,
and olive oil.

The Germans needed wolfram muca
more desperately than the Allies. Te
prevent the Germans from getting it
the Allies paid high prices for all they
could get, and the Spaniards, realizing
the motive for this buying which would
tend to shut off Germany’s wolfram
supply, placed export taxes on it in ad-
dition to the exorbitant prices. To
counterbalance these measures Wwe
doubled the prices on the refined petro-
leum products loaded by their tankers.
Finally Franco rescinded the export
taxes and we in turn discontinued the
retaliatory 100 per cent overpricing
of their gasoline and fuels.

The combination of the tight con-
trols exercised and the threat of no
more oil kept Spain in line, and every
cargo they were allowed to take became
part of a well planned strategy that
paid dividends in the overall conduct
of the war.









FEBRUARY 22, 1945

Cricket and Softball To








Softball, a razzle-daz.

Fark, according co pi plans. The picture,

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



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Sport Park Grounds

sport packed with psenty of action, will soon take the field of the Sport

from one of last scason’s final games, shows a

Victoria Ciub player in a close finish at home plate.

Softball, um wega yen di accion cu ta exigi hopi lihereza, lo ta riba atrobe na Sport Park, segun
plannan p oyect4. E portret aki ta saka durante un di e weganan final di e ultimo temporada, y
riba dje nos ta mira un hungador di Club Victoria alcanzando "home plate’.

The seasons change and so do the
activities at the Sport Park as football
bows out and softball and cricket make
their entrance. These two sports will
be played at the same time at the Sport
Park this year and should provide plen-
ty of thrills for the fans.

In meetings of the Sports Committee
recently it was decided to run both the
softball and cricket leagues with inter-
departmental teams in competition.
Assisting the Committee will be three
men from each sport to coordinate the
play. These men will be chosen by the
captains and managers of the various
teams.

The Committee consists of E. Huckle-
man, of the Dispensary, G. Ollivierre of
Electrical, G. Lawrence of the Gas plant,
J. Maduro of Accounting, B. Chand of
the Storehouse, and M. Croes of Colony
Service. The next issue of the Aruba
Esso News will carry more details of the
coming sports activities.

Rescue Lost Fishermen
Adrift For Eleven Days

Two fishermen are alive today
probably because of the sharp eyes of
the Chief Steward of the tanker Fort
Henry. Barely seeing a white spot on
the rough water between Curacao and
the South American coast, Leo Flymm
reported immediately to his captain
what he had seen and in doing so be-
came the saver of two men’s lives.

As he was looking out over the
churning water at about six o’clock in
the evening on February 5, Steward
Flymm saw through the gathering
gloom a white object floating in the sea
some distance off. He reported his
discovery to the captain, but due to bad
weather it was lost to view. Some time
later it was sighted again and the
tanker changed course to investigate.
It turned out to be a twenty-five foot
sail boat with two woebegone fisher-
men in it.

The sea at this time was very rough
and twenty foot waves made the task
of picking up the men difficult. The
Chief Officer of the Fort Henry finally
succeeded in getting a line to the ex-
hausted men and they were taken
aboard the tanker and immediately put
to bed. They were suffering from ex-
posure and thirst; they were wet and
cold, and their water had given out a
few days before. An attempt was made
to tow their boat but it soon broke loose
and sank.

The two unfortunates identified them-
selves as Marcelino Leito of Curacao
and Johannes Margarita of Bonaire.
They said they had left Curacao 11 days
before on January 25 to fish but had
lost their course, and not having a
compass, did not know where they were.
When they were picked up one had no
clothes at all left and the other only
his trousers. They were brought in to
Aruba on February 6 and are thankful
to be alive.





Jessie Pandt of the Esso Dining Hall
was married to Horacio Gonzalez of the
Accounting Office at the Methodist
Church in San Nicolas on February 15.
The bride was given a fine send-off by
her fellow employees in the Dining Hall
who presented her with some beautiful
gifts. Among them were a wedding veil
imported from the United States, a
Swiss clock, and an entree dish and a
candy stand, both of crystal with a
silver edge. With the gifts went a scroll
specially drawn by H. E. Garcia of Co-
lony Service, wishing the couple every
happiness. At the wedding ceremony
Kelly Wong of the Storehouse sang "Oh
Perfect Love”.

Tali Lopez of the Garage, who sings
with the Trovadores Tropicales (see
page 5) went along with the Jong Hol-
land football squad recently when they
invaded Colombia.

Tali, who is to be gone two weeks,
intended to try for a singing engage.
ment on a Colombian radio station while
there.

Azeez Bachhus of Number 3 Labor-
atory is back in Aruba after an eight
week vacation in British Guiana. With
him is his bride Tofa.

Staff Operater Alfred Viera of L.O.F.
left his still and his radio repairs be-
hind when he departed for Colombia on
his long vacation on February 11. He
intends to cover as much of the country
as possible on his 10-week stay there.
An old-timer among the British Guiana
men, Alfred has been here upwards of
eight years.

Shorthand will come easily to
George Medica of the Esso Dining Hall
now that he has completed a_ nine
month course in Gregg shorthand. The
course covered theory and speed and
was taught by Sylvia Benjamin of
San Nicolas. At the end of the course
George was examined and passed by
G. Blaize of the B. I. A. His certificate
arrived from the States on February 12.

Winston Cenac, who works in the
Process Control Division of T. S. Dy
knows a great deal more about electrici-
ty now than he did a couple of years
ago. He has just received a diploma
from the Industrial Training Institute,
recognizing his graduation from their
correspondence course in Theorectical
and Applied Electricity. His studies
extended over a period of a year and a
half.

February brought several cricket
matches to the Sport Park with the
players getting themselves in tune for
the coming league. On Sunday, Fe-
bruary 3, Bernard Thomas’ XI defeated

AROUND THE PLANT
eae

Sucursalnan di Aruba Bank
Y Hollandse Bank Estableci
Na San Nicolaas, February 4

Aruba Bank y Hollandsche Bank a

habri sucursales na San Nicolas dia 4
di Februari, y a yena di e moda ey un
necesidad grandi pa empleadonan di
Lago y pa actividadnan di negocio na
San Nicolas.
Desde tempo di construccién na 1928 y
1929 te awe, San Nicolas a_ desarolla
continuamente como ciudad y estable-
cimiento di e dos banconan ta un otro
paso progresivo.

Viahenan ctu: ta tuma hopi tempo pa
bai banco te na Oranjestad lo no ta ne-
cesario mas, pasobra tur transacciénnan
bancario por wordé hacij na e sucursal-
nan. Tur dos ta localiza, no mucho leeuw
di Main Gate.

Horanan di trabao di e banconan ta
regla di tal moda cu nan ta di mayor
conveniencia pa empleadonan di Lago,
cu horanan especial pa dianan di quin-
cena.



Teddy Johnson’s XI by 132 to 115, with
a fine batting display by Worrel and
Henstract. Cox exhibited some excellent
bowling. In a match on February 10,
the Grenada C. C. beat the Dominica
C. C. by 179 to 69 and on the following
week, February 17, Thomas’ XI won
over Perrotte’s XI by a score of 100 to
74,

Of interest to employees from B. G.
is the fact that during a recent geolog-
eal survey in British Guiana, deposits
of the radio-active mineral euxenite
were found in the Kanukw mountains.
This is the type of mineral from which



the deadly atomic bombs are being
made.
Employees Aided by Opening

Of Two Banks in San Nicolaas

Branches of both the Aruba Bank
and the Hollandsche Bank Unie were
opened in San Nicolas February 4, fill-
ing a long-felt need for Lagoites and
for business activities in the eastern
half of Aruba. From the construction
days of 1928 and 1929 to the present,
San Nicolas has steadily developed as
a community, and the establishment of
the banks is a long and logical step in
the process.

Time consuming trips to the Oranje-
stad banks will no longer be necessary,
since all phases of banking can be
transacted at the local branches. Both
are conveniently located not far from
the Main Gate.

Banking hours have been arranged
for the greatest convenience of employ-
ees, including special hours in effect on
paydays.

"Gyaly!
E. Tjin-Kam-Jet,
posed shift schedule.

A new shift schedule, put into effect on Jan-
uary 1, 1946, as a result of this idea, proved
a definite improvement over the one adopted by
Management, in that it more equitably distribut-
es overtime necessary in connection with changes
of days off.

J. A. Abrahams, Fls. 20.00, relocate
air inlet valve to overhead air hoist at
Foundry.

Relocating the air inlet valve to overhead air
hoist at the Foundry eliminated a safety hazard.

Cont. from p. 1.
Fis. 100.00, pro-

--ON THE OTHER HAND

THERE © MORE.
ARE _)) REASONS —









Ideas Sent for Competition

Four suggestions that received Coin
Your Ideas” awards during 1944 were
sent to New York this month to comp-
ete in the annual granting of Capital
Awards. With ideas entered from all
operations of the Company, the comp-
etition is keen for these awards, which
range from $100 to $£00.



The ideas submitted by the Lago "C.
Y. I.” Committee for consideration:
"Suggested use of code words for

various refinery products in cables”;
this idea paid Sam Viapree of Light
Oils an initial rd of Fis. 100, and
a supplemental award of Fis. 25.

"Install dampers in mai
ducts of Cottrell p: i
MacMillan of Electric
for this idea.

"Suggested opening of Lago Bank
Account in Cura ; the idea was
worth Fs, 200 to Arie Gravendijk of the
Accounting Office.

”Return ’Best’ lock cores to manuf-
acturer for reconditioning”; Ernest Tul.
loch of the Storehouse had an initial
award of Fls. 35 for this siggestion,
plus Fils. 45 as a supplemental award.











ul received Fis. 100




a

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some
other day’, says the nursery rhyme.
That is exactly what it did this season.
November and December, traditionally
the wettest monihs of the year, in
1945 were comparatively
January, 1946 was exactly
but this month,

bone-dry.
average,
ordinarily the be-

ginning of the dry season, had pelted

down nearly two inches in the first 18

days. The total record, as far back as
it has been kept:

Total



December



3.31



October

September



August
Av



July
All Time Monthly



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NOLAMeTENONe

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June

April May
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0.
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0.
0
0.
1
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0
1
0.

March



February





January

1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

ARUBA‘S RAINFALL — October, 1929 to December, 1945 (From records kept by Laboratory No. 3)

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Year
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
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x ARUBA ESSO NEWS § RUARY 22, 1946



The little machine above, with F. E.
Sanchez at the controls, is known as
"Sulphi? and is just about the hand-
jest thing around the Acid Plant. It
feeds sulphur to the melting coils, the
first step in the manufacture of sulph-
uric acid. The little picture shows how
it was done for 16 years after the
plant opened in 1929. Laboriously, a
wheelbarrow-load at a time, sulphur
estimated at 300,000 tons was moved
this way. Now "Sulphi’? moves in a
few minutes as much as previously
took hours.

E machien chikito aki ba, cu F. E.
Sanchez ta manehd, ta conoci bao di
nomber di ,,Sulphi’’ y e ta facilita
hopi trabao na Acid Plant. E ta sirbi
pa transporta e sulpha fo’i deposito
pa den Planta. E portret chikito ta
mustra con e trabao tabata bai du-
rante 16 anja despues cu Planta a
habri na anja 1929. Cu hopi trabao,
un garoshi yen cada bez, nan tabata
transporta un cantidad di sulpha di
mas o menos 390,000 ton. Awendia
»Sulphi’ ta haci den algun minuut lo-
que antes tabata tuma horanan.





Bob Learned por ta mas pis4 cu c
pisca aki, ma e bestia sigur ta gané
na largura. Bob (jioe di Bill Learned
di T.S.D.) a cohe e piscd dia 2 di
Februari. Di e sorto aki solamente 12
nan a yega di cohe den lamar rond
di Aruba, y Bob por conta cu e ta-
batin basta suerte di a logra piscé.

Bob Learned (son of Bill, of T. S. D.)
may be heavier than the sailfish he
caught February 2, but it has him
by several feet on length. Not over
12 of these big fellows have been
caught on lines around Aruba.



This tall torrid girl
from Texas (and
more recently Holly-
wood) Is Loulse All-
britton, Universal
Studios player who
Is "fon the way up”.
In her last picture,
Tangier’, she plays
a dancer on the hunt
for a Fascist war
criminal. And with
those eyes who could
These wells, and hundreds like them, produce the oil that runs escape her? et
trough Lago’s stills. Famous throughout the oil world, they are ey
nm the deep water of Lake Maracaibo, with the derricks on concrete Eos
piles hundreds of feet long.



Vachon

E poznan aki y hopi mas mescos ta
produci e petroleo cu ta circuld den
stillnman di Lago. Famoso rond mundo
nan ta situa den e awa profundo di
Lago di Maracaibo cu nan torrenan
cu tin algun cien pia di haltura.

Shown below is not a Hollywood star but a
telephone switchboard operator, a job in which
more than one actress got her start. She is Fre-
da Daal, one of the Hospital’s telephone girls.
The picture was taken by Samuel Rajroop of the |
Laboratory.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5

FEBRUARY 22, 1946





"Trovadores Tropica-
den



taristas, a cuminza



Nan a yega di
toca varies bez pa
Sociedad Bolivariana
y pa Tivoli Club y
nap tin plannan pa
toca na Oranjestad,
San Nicolas y Santa
Cruz na principio di
Maart. Sint4 di roboz
pa drechi: Edwin
Croes di Personnel,
Tali Lopez di Garage,
y Deo de Paim di
Personnel. Para: Jan
Croes, Harold Hop-
mans y Simon Coro-
nol di Hospitaal.



Make-beliove was the order of the evening at
the Marine Club February 9 as several hundred
members and guests dressed up in assorted
fugitives from a rag bag. Costumes ranged
from beautiful to hilarious, with prizes for the
best im several classes. Shown abovo are the
winners: left to right, Bob Schlageter (a pho-
tographer surprised finally to find himself in
one of his own pictures), D. J. Rear, W. R.
White, Betty Richards, Mrs. A. Kirtley, and Mr.
and Mrs. T. R. Meaker.



The Trovadores Tropicales, l-dressed group of singer
and five guitarists, are beginaing to make their musical
mark in Aruba. They have played engagements at the So-
ciedad Bolivariana and the Tivoli Club, and are planning
shows in Oranjestad, San Nicolas, and Santa Cruz for early
in March. Seated, left to right, are Edwin Croes of Person-
nel, Yali Lopez of the Gavage, and Deo de Palm of Person-
nel, Standing are Jan Croes, Harold Hopmans, and Simon
Coronel of the Hospital.





At right, Karol Peusen, "sailmaker” at the Bry-
dook, poses for Bottina Steloke, New Yerk ar-
tist. Tho cemploted portrait is ropreduced en
eu.





a banda drechi, uo pertret sakaé mientras ca

Bettina Steinke, artista di New York, ta pinta

portret di Karel Ponson, cosedé, die bela, na

Drydock. Riba pagina 1 tin un reproducelén di
e portret henteramente ela,

With seven boats in regular competition, and a
medium to hard blow ail the time, the Yacht
Club keeps the lagoon full of bellying canvas
and bobbing Snipes every Sunday. (Note to
sharp-eyed readors: the landmarks in this
picture may not be thore today; it was taken
early in 1944, and was in the restricted class
until recently).



A part ef the Lago Po-
Use Department's camp-
alge ter safety is a
serles of posters In their
locker , displaying
safety clogaus erigivated
by men ia the depart-
ment. ch slogan re-
malios the beard for
@ week. W. A. Thomp-
soa is shown beside bis
contribution, "When sa-
fety comes in the door,
accidents occur no
more’. The lettering on
the signs is dono by
Corporal F. O. IMlidge of
the L. P. D.













ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Show Presented by Local Club for School Band



Aki nos ta
hungadornan di_co-
media di club ,,Pro-
greso i Corona’ riba
enscenario di Teatro
Cecilia, unda nan a
presenta nan come-
dia mas reciente dia
3 di Februari. E co-
media ta worde con-
siderd como e di mi-
hor cu man a yega di
produci. E hungador-
nan aki ta uni pa
diez anja y nan a co-
bra hopi fama pa
nan club den henter
Aruba. Den careda di
mas atras nos ta mi-
ra J. de Kort, F.
Dirksz, Dechi Lange-
dijk, R. Herman y C.
Schwengle. Sinta nos
ta ira Catarina

mira e

Nicolas

in Aruba.





na Madurc, Teresita
Vroolijkc, Griselda
Crocs, Truus Sande-

rinck, H. Hoyer y Bi-
bi Sanderinck, sinta
abao. Otro miembro-
nan cu no ta den e@
grupo ta E. Kock,
Carmen Padilla, Ni-
comeda Schwengle,
Teresita Padill Na
banda drechi, un
portret sakd bao di
e comedia, na e mo
mento cu e_ ,,Buen
Hada" ta cumpli cu
tur deseonan di e pa-
reha na rudiya.



A half hour of band music from the
S. J. F. parochial school band started
the program as the Progreso i Corona”
club, made up chiefly of Lagoites, pre-
sented the eighth in a series of shows
given for the benefit of various welfare
works in Aruba. The show, presented at
the Cecilia theater on February 3, was
directed by Chris Schwengle and con-

sisted of three one act plays. It was
produced to raise money to buy new
instruments for the parochial schocl

band.

First on the evening’s entertainment
was a one act comedy entitled Curiosi-
dad, the Papiamento story of how a
poor girl’s curiosity spoiled the possibi-
luy of a wonderful carefree life for her-
self and her husband. By not heeding the
instructions of a good fairy who had
granted the couple their every wish, the
young wife and her woodcutter husband
had to go back to a life of hard work.

The second of the plays, also in Papia-
mento, was called Biljetchi Robez, and
told the tale of wishful thinking of some
serving maids who bought themselves
lottery tickets. One of them was so sure
that she was going to win that she had
spent practically all of the money in ad-
vance. As it turned out she had not read
the number on her ticket correctly and
just as happened in the first play she
didn’t get her life of luxury.

A Spanish play, Virtue Triumphs, was
the finale and the feature of the evening.
In it were depicted the trials and tribul-
ations of a banker’s son and a penniless
young girl who wanted to get married.
The boy’s father threatened to disinherit
him if he married the girl, but his
threats meant nothing and the marriage
took place. Later the father forgave
them and everyone was happy.

In the ten years since it started in
1936, ’’Progreso i Corona” has produced
eight plays of different kinds. The
group now has 16 members.

Cwuracao’s famous pontoon bridge had
a bad day last Sunday when it was
smashed by a Spanish ship. The ship
was turning in midstream and when its
anchors gave way it struck the bridge
bow-on near the center, crushing it at
that point and tearing it loose from the
shore mooring. It is estimated that re-
pairs will take at least two months and
cost upwards of $125,000.

The players
posing behind the footlights of the Cecilia theater in San

where they® produced their
February 3. This set of plays was considered by many to be
the best they have done.
.ogether for ten years
Below
in which the Good Fairy is granting their every wish to the

fn the "Progreso i Corona’ club are shown abovo
most recent show on
These versatile players have been
and have gained fame for themselves
is_an action scene from one of the plays

couple on their knees.



Comedia Presenté pa Beneficio
Di Banda di School Parroquial

Musica di banda di school paroquial
S. J. F. a habri programa, ora cu club
,,Progreso i Corona”, cu ta consisti mas
parti di empleadonan di Lago, a pre-
senta No. 8 di un serie di comedias pa
varios doelnan caritativo. E comedia,
presenta na teatro Cecilia dia 3 di Fe-
bruari, tabata bao di direccién di Chris
Schwengle. Nan a hungé pa produci fon-
donan pa cumpra instrumentonan nobo
pa e banda di school paroquial.



Di promé riba programa tabata un
comedia den un acta, titula Curiosidad,
un storia na Papiamento di un mucha-
muher cu pa via di su curiosidad a perde
e posibilidad di un bida facil y tranquil
pé cu su casa. Pa via cu e no a sigui
instruccionnan di un bon hada, cu a du-
na e pareha tur loque nan tabata desea,
e mucha-muher y su casa, cu tabata
kapd6o di palo, mester a bolbe na un bi-
da di trabao duru.

E segundo comedia tabata na Papia-
mento tambe, titula Biljetchi Robez;
esaki tabata storia di algun sirviente cu
a cumpra biljetchi. Un di nan tabata
asina convencij cu e lo gané cu el a gasta
casi tur e placa di antemano. Despues
a bin resulta cu: el a lesa e number ro-
bez y mescos cu den e promé comedia,
e tampoco no por a hiba un bida di luho.

E finale tabata un comedia na Spafid,
titula Virtud ta Triunfaé y esaki tabata
e mihor nimero di e anochi. E comedia
aki ta conta storia di un jioe-homber
di un panadero y un mucha-muher mas-
ha pober cu kera casa cu otro. E tata
di e jonkuman a menaza di desinherité
si e mester hera casa cu e mucha-hom-
ber, pero su menazanan tabata por nada
y apesar de todo e matrimonio a tuma
lugd. Despues e tata ta pordona nan y
tur a keda biba feliz.

Durante e diez anjanan di su existen-
cia ,,Progreso i Corona’ a produci 8
comedia di diferente tipo. Actualmente
e grupo ta consisti di 16 miembro.



SAFETY PAYS
Seguridad ta lo Miho



Fighter Plans Comeback

Sports fans will soon be seeing a re-
juvenated Juancito, according to Alvia
Mathews of Utilities. Alvin is Juancito’s
new manager and his hopes for his new-
ly acquired fighter are high.

Since 1937 when he started fighting,
Juanicito, also known as Juan Holman
of the Drydock, has had only a fair re-
cord, but under Mathew’ wing he hz
hopes of making a strong :
Mathews is betting that the lack of a
supervised training program and the
absence of proper coaching were the
main difficulties with Juancito.
Mathews hopes to provide these and

LS



comebac

bring his boy back into the limelight.

Above, honor boys among the Cub Scouts transfer
Below,

exciting hour aboard the tug ''Delaplane’’.
watch intently as James Richards of the Carpe

Part of the Scout Week recently observed by the

Trans-Atlantic Flights Planned
Between Curacao and Holland

Air travel made another forward
stride recently with the landing of a
Douglas DC-4 Skymaster at Hato Field,
Curacao on February 17, inaugurating
a series of Trans-Atlantic flights be-
tween Holland and the Dutch West
Indies. The regular weekly flights,
which will begin on February 24 or 25,
are sheduled to carry up to 24 passeng-
ers in both directions. The route the
first plane took carried it from Amster-
dam to Lisbon, from there to Dakar,
across the South Atlantic to Natal and
by way of Paramaribo to Curacao.

These flights are being carried out
by KLM for the Netherlands Transport-
ation Service and the planes are charter-
ed. It is hoped that shortly after they
are completed, a regular public air ser-
vice will be established between Holland
and the West Indies.

This flight was a far cry from that
of the ’Snip” in 1934 when it made its
survey flight from Amsterdam to Cu-
racao over a somewhat different route.
It was on this survey that the first
mid-Atlantic crossing was made. No
passengers were carried that time, for
the Snip” was made a "flying gas
tank” in order to make the long over-
water hop.





FEBRUARY 72, 1946

Scout and Scoutlets
Celebrate Big Week

The Colony’s 30 Boy Scouts and 50
Cubs celebrated the anniversary of their
groups February 4 to 9 with the annual
Scout Week that has been observed for
the last s . A varied program
of stunts, trips, and entertainment made
it a special occasion for the boys

On the f day Seouting was feat-
ured in an a mbly program arranged
by Principal Ira Hoffman at the School.
Sam Evans Reverend Dawe were










and



ys later was "honor day” for
the top boys in both groups. Two boys
were given a closeup of operations when
Walter Buchholtz spent the day with
Technical Superintendent J. M. White-
ley, and W: Carroll ked” in
the Marine Department. Meantime five
Cub Scouts with the b cords, James
Baggaley Horigan,
John Pa ric Macrini, had
an hour's tug. Late in the
with a
rs, attended a re-
e Operating Com-









rren








trip on the
morning all the honor boys,




group of Scout lead
gular meeting of th
mittee

Friday night's





feature was a jamboree
at the old Legion Hut, with stunts and
exhibitions. Saturc morning over 50
boys piled into buses for a tour of the
refinery; in the afterncon the boys were













schedu'ed to play softball against the
American Legion, but the oldsters failed
to show up. (Scared, may he?) That

night all Scouts (including Girl) were
guests at a free movie.

The week ended Sunday with church
services in San Nicolas and Lago Colony
where the boys were special guests.

to a launch for t
Boy Scouts and
ter Shop ope

he return to shore after an
ubs touring the shop area
a power saw. Both trips were
© Colony troop.












Peace Versus War is Question
At Lago Heights Club Cebate

"The world is benefitted more by war

than by peace’. That was the weighty
topic argued in a debate on the evening
of February 14 at the Lago Heights
Club.

The subject was approached from
the scientific side, with the affirmative

arguing that war brought greater
benefits to the world in the field of
science than peace, and negative

the

arguing that the r > was true.
Competition was keen and the judges,
after calculating the points due both
sides, arrived at a draw. The audience
was invited to vote it out and the
decision went to the upholders of peace.
An interested audience heard the debate
and the concensus was that it was a
complete success.

Arguing for the affirmative was P.
G. Branch, supported by IF. Gilkes. For
the negative, W. Mills, supported by I.
Chin. The judges were R. Lowhar, T.
Mungal, and acting as Chairman and
judge was B. K. Chand.

The followers of argument will find
a mock trail on the Lago Heights Club
calendar, scheduled for March 8.






Among thousands of new synthetic
chemicals from petroleum is one that
makes pineapples ripen faster.







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J. W. Woodward, recently arrived in Aruba,
succeeds J. M. B. Howard as manager of Lago's
Marine Department. Following his release from
the Army in 1920, he went to work for Standard
on the docks at Bayonne. From there he was
transferred to the New York office where he
rose to be Chief of Standard’s Port Operations
in New York. In March 1945 he went to Panama
under the War Shipping Board as Chief of
Tanker Operations in the Cana! Zone area. After
finishing that job he returned to New York for
a short time before coming to Aruba.



No, it’s not a char-
acter on his way to
a masquerade, it’s
Jerry Littmann, for-
merly of the Train-
jon and now
Arabia. He
writes that he has
had some very in-
teresting experiences
in Arabia and has
learned much of the
Arab way of life.
The climate, he says,
is not what the aver-
age person thinks of
it as being; Arabia
can get very cold at
times. The garb af-
fected in this picture
is not through choice, but because European
clothes worn in the town where he was at the
time would have caused a sensation. The camp
where he is now stationed at Dhahran is much
like Lago Colony, with bungalows of a si
design, club, mess hall, and athietic fac
(and less exotic clothes).





No shonnan, esaki no ta un invitado na un fiesta
di disfraz, ta Jerry Littmann, cu tabata traha
na Training Division y cu awor ta ma Saudi
Arabia. E ta skirbi cu e tabatin algun experien-
cia masha interesante na Arabia y cu el a sinja
hopi modanan di biba di Arabia. E clima,
e ta bisa, no ta logue generalmente hendenan
ta kere; tin biaha Arabia sa ta masha frioe. E
panja cu e tin bisti, no ta pa su smaak, ma ta
Pasobra panjanan Eruopeo to causa un sensa-
cion den e stad caminda el a saka e portret.







A visitor this month
is Bettina Steinke,
eight, well-known
New York artist, who
has done _ portraits
of Arturo Toscanini,
General Eisenhower,
and other —_world-
famous figures. One
of several works she
has done while here
is the portrait shown
below of Karel Pon-
son, sailmaker at the
Drydock. Done in
charcoal, it was
completed in about
two hours. For a
picture of the artist =
and subject "atm
work” see page 5.



E tuna aki nos tabatin bishita di Bettina Steinke,
artista masha conoci di New York, cu a yega
di pinta portret di Arturo Toscanini, General
Eisenhower, y hopi otro figuranan prominente di
mundo. Aki bao nos ta smira algo di su trabao
durante su estadia ma Aruba; portret di Karel
Ponson, cosedor di bela na Dry dock. El a pinta
@ portret cu charcoal y den dos ora di tempo
“a kabé. Riba pagina S nos por mira un por
tret di e artista cu Karel Ponson, mientras cu
e portret tabata worde pinta.

















ARUBA

PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.. LTD

Oil Sales to Spain
In War Were Part of
Allied War Strategy

During the war years when Spanish
tankers frequently loaded oil at Lago’s
Docks, employees were likely to wonder
what sort of arrangement permitted pro-
ducts from Allied sources to be sold to
an Axis sympathizer. Occasionally
doubts were expressed that all the oil
reached Spain or was used there. That
these deliveries were a carefully-planned
Allied strategy, however, is revealed in
an authoritative article in a recent issue
of "World Petroleum”.

Spain, situated between the belligerent
powers, wanted both peace and oil. But
she was in an awkward position, with
the Axis on one side and the well
supplied Allied powers on the other.

Franco was indebted to the Axis. It
had helped to make him Spain’s dictator
Franco also realized that he was de-
pendent upon Britain and America for
his all-important oil. Without oil the
explosive and oppressed Spaniards,
prodded by Axis agents, might have
started another civil war. The Germans,
then on the Spanish-French frontier,
could have used this as a reason to step
in and "maintain order”.

With the Germans encircling the
British stronghold, Gibralter, the west-
ern entrance to the Mediterranean
would have been closed to Allied ship-
ping and the Axis would have been
completely free to overrun North Africa
and the Middle East. This would have
cut Malta's supply lines. The Axis could
have moved on to Egypt and effectively
closed the remaining Mediterranean
entrance, the Suez Canal. Pushing
farther on to the east and north, the
extensive Middle East oilfields, refiner-
ies and pipelines would have ceased
supplying the Allied armies in Europe,
Africa and the Pacific.

Franco realized his controlling po-
sition. On the other hand he knew that
if he did not get American petroleum
he would soon have chaos in his still

Continued on Page 2

Aruba is Scene of Technical
Meeting After Miami Conference

Members of the Coordination Com-
mittee of S. O. Co. (N. J.) and repre-
sentatives of affiliated companies in
the Western Hemisphere met in Miami,
Florida February 8 to 14. The meeting
was devoted primarily to discussion and
an exchange of views on Latin-Ameri-
can problems of refining, manufactur
ing, and marketing. Attending from
Aruba were J. J. Horigan, B. Teagle, O.
Mingus, and J. M. Whiteley.

Opening the sessions, Chester F.
Smith, Jersey director and conference
chairman, declared "We are here to
plan a broad program of industrial pro-
gress. What we do and decide can be
a contribution to the future opportuni-
ty, in a world today filled with con-
fusion and questioning, to show how
industrial progress can be made through
cooperation and mutual understanding”.

Following the Miami meetings a num-
ber of the officials came to Aruba to
join local forces for conferences on
technical problems February 18 and 19.
Among visitors who attended the meet-
ings here were Lago executive W. J.
Haley, W. J. Connelly of Creole Petro-
leum Corp., R. L. Dunsmore and £.
Longworthy of International Petroleum,
G. Colpitts of Tropical Oil, J. T.
Houghton of the Standard Oil Company
of Cuba, and J. R. Schonberg and E. H.
Kares of the Standard Oil Development
Company. Creole Petroleum’s H. Page
from New York, Henry Winter from
Caracas, and Charles Drew from Mara-
caibo complete the list of visiting con-
ferees.

JANUARY was
a fruitful month
for "Coin Your
Ideas” suggest-
ors. Awards that
totalled Fis. 395

were presented
to the various
winners, who
turned in an even
dozen usable
ideas. This was
the highest

amount to be
paid out in sever-
al months.

Tops among
the January win-
ners were H. A.
Lambertson of



the Machinists
and E. Tjin-
Kam_Jet of Light
Oils Finishing.
Each received
Fls. 100 for his

suggestion. Next

highest on the list was R. K. Imler of
the Pressure Stills, who received Fls.
50. Other awards ranged from Fls. 10
to Fls. 30. The complete list:



H. A. Lambertson, Fls. 100.00,
suggested pipe connection on pumps
No. 957 and 1492.

Considerable difficulty, experienced with
salvaged pumps Nos. 957 & 1942, was_elimin-
ated by the installation of a lantern ring and
pipe connection to the suction. As a_ result

maintenance cost was reduced considerably and
a saving of alkylate., plus the elimination of a
fire hazard, were realized.

Ray Imler, Fls. 50.00, connect air

lines on oil burners to splitter and de-
butanizer furnace - LEAR.










Connecting the air lines on oil burners to
splitter and debutanizer furnace at LEAR in-
sures continued operation of the oil burners in
the event of a blower failure.

R. Hartogh, Fils. 15.00, remove pre-
sent elbow connections on feed drum
gauge glasses and install tee connec-
tions with plugs - IAR.

Installing tee connections instead of elbow
connections on food drum gauge glasses at IAR
made it easier to keep the gauge glasses clean.

Oscar Lanyi, Fils. 15.00, suggested
fire fighting facilities in Colony Com-
missary area.



As a result of this idea the e fighting
equipment in the Colony Commissary area was
relocated to a more centralized point.

Mrs. Z. Soffar, Fls. 10.00, post safe-
ty posters in company operated busses.

Safety posters have been in the
pany-operated busses as a this

Harry Sukhdeo, Fls. 30.00, apparatus

for testing hair pin tubes for bundles.

An apparatus designed for testing hairpin
tubes was successfully used and resulted in a
small saving to the Company.

Edw. Stanley, Fils. 10.00, attach sta-
tionary bottle openers to tables - Esso
Club.

Attaching stationary bottle openers to the
tables in the Esso Club will be of convenience to
the Club patrons.

placed
result of

com-
idea.

The squirrel popul-
ation of Aruba is
notably small. In
fact, Willemfridus
Booi of Accounting
believes it totals ex-
actly one, the one
shown eating out of
his hand. The squirr-
el was brought to
Aruba from Venezue-
la a couple of years
ago, and has lived
ever since in the
huge tree that grows
in Booi’s "Winter
Garden” in San Ni-
colas. (Biggest tree
in Aruba, says Booi,
and he's probably
right). Every even-
ing at about the
same time the squirr-
el comes down for a
little hand-feeding
from its owner.

Ardillanan ta masha
sears na Aruba. W.
Booi di Accounting
ta kere cu ta esun
riba e portret aki s6
tin. Algun anja pasa
man a trecé di Ve-
nezuela y semper el
a biba den e mata cu
tin den "Winter Gar-
den” di Bool na San
Nicolaas. Tur atardi
e ardilla ta baha pa
e come foi man di
su donjo.



_ FEBRUARY 22 1946

Des Piscador
Di a drief 11

a Salba Despues
Dia Riba Lamar

Dos piscador tin di gradici nan bida
na steward di e tanker Fort Henry. Leo
Flymm a riparaé un prnta blanco riba
lamar meimei di Curacao y costa di
Sur America y el a reporta esaki unbez
cerca captan y di e moda aki el a ser
salbador di e dos piscadornan.

Tabata mas o menos 6’or di atardi,
dia 5 di Februari, ora nan a mira e ob-
heto blanco ta drief na un distanci ho-
pi leeuw, pero pa via di mal tempo nan
a perdé foi bista. Despues nan a bolbe
miré y e tanker a bai den es direccién
pa investiga A bin resulta cu tabata un
barco di bela di 25 pia, cu dos piscador
masha fligi aden. Na e momento ey la-
mar tabata masha _ bruto y e olanan
enorme a haci salhamento di e dos hom-
bernan masha dificil. Porfin e promé
officier di e tanker a logra tira un ca-
buya pa e hombernan y nan a bin abor-
do di Fort Henry, unda nan a pone nan
subi cama drumi unbez. E pobernan ta-
bata sufri consecuencianan di exposi-
cidn na naturaleza, nan tabata tur mu-
ha y nan tabata tembla di frioe y nan
tabatin masha sed, pues tur awa cu nan
tabatin a caba algun dia promé. E ma-
rineronan di e tanker a trata di touw e
barco, pero lama tabata asina bruto cu
e cabuya a kibra y e barco a zink.

E dos nanvifragonan a indentifica nan
mes como Marcelino Leito di Curacao
y Johannes Margarita di Bonaire. Nan
di cu nan a sali di Curacao dia 25 di
Januari pa nan pisca, pero cu nan a
perde nan curso y como nan no tabatin
compas, nan no tabata sabi unda nan
tabata. Ora cu nan a salba e dos hom-
bernan, un di nan no tabatin ningun
pana bisti, y e otro tabatin solamente
su: carson. Nan a trece e natifragonan









Aruba y esakinan tabata masha_ con-
tento cu nan a scapa nan bida.
Henry Amoroso, Fls. 25.00, notifi-

cation of contamination of food stuffs.
i called attention to the fact t



a



rd existed by the handling of poison-
due to lack of advance information
to parties concerned with loading, storing ete.
As a result of this idea steps were taken to

eliminate this.

E. R. Mofford, Fls. 10.00, suggested





elimination of fire hazard at Colony
Shops.

As a precaution against fire, it was suggested
to install a rack, in the shed west of the de-
lou at the Colony shops, to store drop-cloth.
This was not done, but a "No Smoking" sign
was put up.

E. Tjin-Kon-Fat, Fls. 10.00, install

fire extinguisher in T.S.D. vault.







As a result of this idea a fire extinguisher
was it lled near the T.S.D. vault entrance and
will ve both nult and ijacent blueprint
room in case of . In addition the vault was
made a "No noking’’ area and it was decided
to install an extinguisher in the Field Engineers’

office.

Continued on Page 3






ARUBA ESSO NEWS





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

The next issue of the Arusa Esso News will be distributed

Friday, March 15. All copy must reach the editor in
the Personnel building by Friday noon, March 8.
Telephone 523

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



To see the back of your car disappearing down the
street, with someone at the wheel who shouldn’t be there,
is not a very reassuring sight.

It can happen though. A key left in a car is all a
“borrower” needs to be off on his merry way — with
your car. A key left in the ignition is an invitation for
someone to borrow the car and under certain circum-
stances this can be serious. Borrowed automobiles have
a way of getting themselves into trouble and trouble is

! a good thing to avoid.

If you should leave your key in the car and it gets
itself "borrowed” you haven’t a kick in the world be-
cause it is against the law and besides it is a foolish
thing to do.

To leave a key in a parked car does not seem like a
very serious or dangerous thing to do. However, the
consequences that could arise from irresponsible per-
sons taking advantage of it have prompted police or-
dinances making it unlawful to leave a car parked with_

| out removing the ignition key in such large cities as St.

Paul, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Detroit. Not only

| is it unlawful but the police take the key and it costs

the owner $5.00 to get it back.

In Aruba there is a similar police ordinance. Whether
your car is in front of a club or store or out on a lonely
road, it’s a good law to follow.

No ta ningun pret pa bo mira bo auto ta dobla skina

| cu un hende na wiel, cu: no ta pertenece ey. Toch esaki

por socedé. Laga bo yabi den auto y esey ta tur loque
un ,,Fiador” mester pa e bai keiru un poco — cu bo auto.
Casi semper automobilnan fia ta haya nan den trowbel,

| y troubel ta un cos cu mas leeuw e keda, mihor.

Si bo laga bo yabi den bo auto y si nan ,,fié’”’ bo no |
s 3 3

tin ningun sorto di derecho pasobra ta contra ley di laga
un auto para cu yabi aden y ademas ta cos di hende bobo.
Laga yabi den auto no ta parce nada serio ni peligroso.
Sinembargo, e consecuencianan cu por worde causa pa
hendenan sin cuenta of hendenan burachi, por resulta
hopi serio. Den stadnan grandi no solamenta ta contra
ley di laga yabi den auto, ma polies ta kita nan y e
donjo mester paga $5.00 pa e haya su yabi atrobe.

Na Aruba tambe tin un ley parecido. Sea cu bo auto |

ta dilanti un club of pacus of riba un caminda solitario,
esaki ta un ley cu lo combini bo di sigui.



Mews

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Departmental Reporters




Simon Coronel wea cece eevee Hospital
Bipat Chand Storehouse
Sattaur Bacchus Instrument
Gordon Oliivierre Electrical
Luciano Wever Labor
Henwey Hirschfeld Marine Office

Simon Geerman
Iphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Sam Viapree
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Pedro Odor

“irs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort
Henry Nassy
Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroo
Elsa Mackintosh
Elric Crichlow
(Open)

Calvin Hassell
Federico Ponson

Drydock

Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu

L, O. F.

Pressure Stilis

C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Offices
Accounting
Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory %













Lago Police
Esso & Lago Cluvs
Dining Halls (3)
Hydro-Alky
Gas & Poly Plants
M. & C. Office
Masons & Insulators
Carpenter & Paint
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Vanisha Vanterpool
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah
Hubert Ecury





Thomas Larmonio

Launcry

Colony Service Office
Colony Shops
Garage

(Stars after a mame indicate that that reporter has turned in a tip
for this issue).

The Plant reporters who help nose out the news are shown. Above, in
the top row, are Jan Oduber of the Welding Shop, Hubert Ecury of
the Garago, and Hugo de Vries of Accounting; second row, Sam
siapree of L.O.F., and Harold Wathey of the Lago Police Department.
Below, the first row shows Cade Abraham of the Pipe Shop, and Jacin-
to de Kort of Laboratories 1 and 2; the bottom row shows Federico
Ponson of Masons and Insulators, Bipat Chand of the Storehouse,
and Vanisha Vanterpool of the Laundry.



SPANISH OIL Conr. from page I] version to enemy channels the supplies
NEW ARRIVALS | would immediately be cut off. ;
unsettled country. The Americans and The controls exercised over the oil



British

A son, Ernest Carl
Klaverwei
A daughter, Margai
Sylvester Geerman,
A son, Glenn Rud
January

to Mr. and Mrs. Alwin
23














‘Lucia, to Mr. and Mrs. minated state.
uary 26.

to Mr. and Mrs. Victor



son,

Wardally,
A daughter, V:

James Matheso
A daughter, n

John Martineau,
A daughter,

Charles Gumbs, January 30.

y Franklin, to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin

fuels,
, to Mr. and Mrs.

to Mr. and Mrs.







oO.
son, Ferdinando Ephraim Xavier, to Mr. and
Mrs, Dalby Lobban, January 31.

A son, Barry Clark, to Mr. and Mrs. William
Norris, January 31. the
Eileen Victoria, to Mr. and Mrs.
horpe, January 31.
ph Maria, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon

country





A son, J



Wellman, February 1
A daughter, Sheila Louise, to Mr. and Mrs. These
Stanislaus St. Jour, February 3. fectively

A daughter, Louvre Candida, to Mr. and Mrs.
Pedro de Lange, February 4.

A son, Russel David, to Mr. and Mrs, Alfreij
Post, February 4.

A daughter, Brenda Angelica, to Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred Brown, February 5.

A son, Fidelito Rudolp
delito Bebrout, February

A daughter, Marg:
Marius Del Prado, February

A daughter, Gloria Aditha, to Mr. and Mrs,
Fred Marshall, February 9.







to Mr. and Mrs. Fi-
to Mr. and Mrs.



cause



also realized how close Spain
was to being an Axis occupied and do-

The American and British authorities
jointly devised programs for supplying
Spain and her colonies with the mini-
mum economic requirement of industrial
lubricants and other petroleum
products. Maximum quantities of stocks
allowed to be maintained in Spain were
established. American petroleum ob-
servers, attached to the U.S. Embassy
in Madrid, were stationed throughout
and controlled the dis-
charges, storage, distribution and end
use of these products.
restrictions controlled so ef-
the Allied oil in Spain that,

instances of neg-
being

except in isolated
ligible quantities

or black-marketed, no Allied oil found
consumption. The
Spanish authorities cooperated fully be-
they knew that if the Allies
could prove one case of deliberate di-

its way into Axis

shipments from Spain were extensive.
Each tanker loading was supervised by
American authorities and a loading and
inspection certificate of each cargo was
sent to the American petroleum ob-
server at the port of destination for
checking the quantity of oil received in
Spain against the quantity loaded in the
Caribbean. All of the discharge valves
of the tankers were sealed to make
certain that there would be no tamper-
ing with the cargoes at sea, and the
serial numbers of the seals were record-
ed in the loading and inspection cer-
tificates. Every precaution was taken
to make certain that enemy submarines
in the Atlantic received none of the fuel.
In addition to these control measures
each cargo was navicerted by the Bri-
tish and each tanker underwent an of-
ficial security control inspection of ves-
sel and crew at Trinidad, both east-
bound and westbound.

Tales that Spanish vessels refueled
enemy submarines in the Atlantic never

contrabanded

FEBRUARY 22, 1946

-News

Dr Robert C,
Page, a medical of-
ficer in the Army
Air Forces during
World War II and
assistant medical
director of Standard
Oil Company (N.J.),
has been appointed

general medical
director of the
Company, succeed-



ing Dr. Willard J.
Denno, its chief
medical officer since 1918.

Dr. Page, who was born in England
in 1908, came to the Company in 1939
from the staff of the Northwestern
University Medical School.

Entering military service as a cap-
tain in 1942, Dr. Page was discharged
three years later as a lieutenant colonel.
He was command surgeon of the First
Air Commando Force under Colonel
Philip Cochran and served in the China-
Burma-India theater where his force
took part in the first air invasion of
Burma.

Dr. Denno, who developed the Com-
pany’s medical department from an of-
fice with one part-time physician to a
world-wide organization having 11 hos-
pitals and more than 150 physicians
and 1,500 nurses and attendants, helped
Jersey Standard to become one of the
most advanced companies in the field
of industrial medicine. He will continue
with the Company as medical con-
sultant.

In tribute to the men who played a
part in the production of the atom
bomb, Time Magazine, in a recent edit-
orial entitled "The Men and The Bomb”
singled owt four men without whom the
bomb might not have been made.

One of them was’ E. V. Murphree,
vice-president of Standard Oil Develop-
ment. To him was attributed the "per-
suasive ability, when anyone doubted
that the bomb could be made, of making
him (President Roosevelt) see the
feasibility of the entire program.”

Drilling operations in the Dominican
Republic, suspended for nearly a year
pending further seismograph and geol-
ogic study, are to be resumed by Do-
inican Seaboard Oil Company, an af-
iliate of Jersey Standard.

The Company was the first to con-
duct seismograph surveys in the Re-
public, and, with the resumption of
drilling, will be tne only company con-
ducting these operations in the area.




had any verification. The precautions
taken made any such action virtually
impossible.

Although Spain needed our oil, the
Allies were in need of many things
which Spain could supply them. The
United States needed tungsten. The
British were dependent on Spain for
iron ore, mercury, pyrites, potash, vege-
tables and fruits. For Germany, Spain
was vitally important as a source of
tungsten, zinc, wool and woolen goods,
sheep and other skins, turpentine, cork,
and olive oil.

The Germans needed wolfram muca
more desperately than the Allies. Te
prevent the Germans from getting it
the Allies paid high prices for all they
could get, and the Spaniards, realizing
the motive for this buying which would
tend to shut off Germany’s wolfram
supply, placed export taxes on it in ad-
dition to the exorbitant prices. To
counterbalance these measures Wwe
doubled the prices on the refined petro-
leum products loaded by their tankers.
Finally Franco rescinded the export
taxes and we in turn discontinued the
retaliatory 100 per cent overpricing
of their gasoline and fuels.

The combination of the tight con-
trols exercised and the threat of no
more oil kept Spain in line, and every
cargo they were allowed to take became
part of a well planned strategy that
paid dividends in the overall conduct
of the war.






FEBRUARY 22, 1945

Cricket and Softball To








Softball, a razzle-daz.

Fark, according co pi plans. The picture,

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Sport Park Grounds

sport packed with psenty of action, will soon take the field of the Sport

from one of last scason’s final games, shows a

Victoria Ciub player in a close finish at home plate.

Softball, um wega yen di accion cu ta exigi hopi lihereza, lo ta riba atrobe na Sport Park, segun
plannan p oyect4. E portret aki ta saka durante un di e weganan final di e ultimo temporada, y
riba dje nos ta mira un hungador di Club Victoria alcanzando "home plate’.

The seasons change and so do the
activities at the Sport Park as football
bows out and softball and cricket make
their entrance. These two sports will
be played at the same time at the Sport
Park this year and should provide plen-
ty of thrills for the fans.

In meetings of the Sports Committee
recently it was decided to run both the
softball and cricket leagues with inter-
departmental teams in competition.
Assisting the Committee will be three
men from each sport to coordinate the
play. These men will be chosen by the
captains and managers of the various
teams.

The Committee consists of E. Huckle-
man, of the Dispensary, G. Ollivierre of
Electrical, G. Lawrence of the Gas plant,
J. Maduro of Accounting, B. Chand of
the Storehouse, and M. Croes of Colony
Service. The next issue of the Aruba
Esso News will carry more details of the
coming sports activities.

Rescue Lost Fishermen
Adrift For Eleven Days

Two fishermen are alive today
probably because of the sharp eyes of
the Chief Steward of the tanker Fort
Henry. Barely seeing a white spot on
the rough water between Curacao and
the South American coast, Leo Flymm
reported immediately to his captain
what he had seen and in doing so be-
came the saver of two men’s lives.

As he was looking out over the
churning water at about six o’clock in
the evening on February 5, Steward
Flymm saw through the gathering
gloom a white object floating in the sea
some distance off. He reported his
discovery to the captain, but due to bad
weather it was lost to view. Some time
later it was sighted again and the
tanker changed course to investigate.
It turned out to be a twenty-five foot
sail boat with two woebegone fisher-
men in it.

The sea at this time was very rough
and twenty foot waves made the task
of picking up the men difficult. The
Chief Officer of the Fort Henry finally
succeeded in getting a line to the ex-
hausted men and they were taken
aboard the tanker and immediately put
to bed. They were suffering from ex-
posure and thirst; they were wet and
cold, and their water had given out a
few days before. An attempt was made
to tow their boat but it soon broke loose
and sank.

The two unfortunates identified them-
selves as Marcelino Leito of Curacao
and Johannes Margarita of Bonaire.
They said they had left Curacao 11 days
before on January 25 to fish but had
lost their course, and not having a
compass, did not know where they were.
When they were picked up one had no
clothes at all left and the other only
his trousers. They were brought in to
Aruba on February 6 and are thankful
to be alive.





Jessie Pandt of the Esso Dining Hall
was married to Horacio Gonzalez of the
Accounting Office at the Methodist
Church in San Nicolas on February 15.
The bride was given a fine send-off by
her fellow employees in the Dining Hall
who presented her with some beautiful
gifts. Among them were a wedding veil
imported from the United States, a
Swiss clock, and an entree dish and a
candy stand, both of crystal with a
silver edge. With the gifts went a scroll
specially drawn by H. E. Garcia of Co-
lony Service, wishing the couple every
happiness. At the wedding ceremony
Kelly Wong of the Storehouse sang "Oh
Perfect Love”.

Tali Lopez of the Garage, who sings
with the Trovadores Tropicales (see
page 5) went along with the Jong Hol-
land football squad recently when they
invaded Colombia.

Tali, who is to be gone two weeks,
intended to try for a singing engage.
ment on a Colombian radio station while
there.

Azeez Bachhus of Number 3 Labor-
atory is back in Aruba after an eight
week vacation in British Guiana. With
him is his bride Tofa.

Staff Operater Alfred Viera of L.O.F.
left his still and his radio repairs be-
hind when he departed for Colombia on
his long vacation on February 11. He
intends to cover as much of the country
as possible on his 10-week stay there.
An old-timer among the British Guiana
men, Alfred has been here upwards of
eight years.

Shorthand will come easily to
George Medica of the Esso Dining Hall
now that he has completed a_ nine
month course in Gregg shorthand. The
course covered theory and speed and
was taught by Sylvia Benjamin of
San Nicolas. At the end of the course
George was examined and passed by
G. Blaize of the B. I. A. His certificate
arrived from the States on February 12.

Winston Cenac, who works in the
Process Control Division of T. S. Dy
knows a great deal more about electrici-
ty now than he did a couple of years
ago. He has just received a diploma
from the Industrial Training Institute,
recognizing his graduation from their
correspondence course in Theorectical
and Applied Electricity. His studies
extended over a period of a year and a
half.

February brought several cricket
matches to the Sport Park with the
players getting themselves in tune for
the coming league. On Sunday, Fe-
bruary 3, Bernard Thomas’ XI defeated

AROUND THE PLANT
eae

Sucursalnan di Aruba Bank
Y Hollandse Bank Estableci
Na San Nicolaas, February 4

Aruba Bank y Hollandsche Bank a

habri sucursales na San Nicolas dia 4
di Februari, y a yena di e moda ey un
necesidad grandi pa empleadonan di
Lago y pa actividadnan di negocio na
San Nicolas.
Desde tempo di construccién na 1928 y
1929 te awe, San Nicolas a_ desarolla
continuamente como ciudad y estable-
cimiento di e dos banconan ta un otro
paso progresivo.

Viahenan ctu: ta tuma hopi tempo pa
bai banco te na Oranjestad lo no ta ne-
cesario mas, pasobra tur transacciénnan
bancario por wordé hacij na e sucursal-
nan. Tur dos ta localiza, no mucho leeuw
di Main Gate.

Horanan di trabao di e banconan ta
regla di tal moda cu nan ta di mayor
conveniencia pa empleadonan di Lago,
cu horanan especial pa dianan di quin-
cena.



Teddy Johnson’s XI by 132 to 115, with
a fine batting display by Worrel and
Henstract. Cox exhibited some excellent
bowling. In a match on February 10,
the Grenada C. C. beat the Dominica
C. C. by 179 to 69 and on the following
week, February 17, Thomas’ XI won
over Perrotte’s XI by a score of 100 to
74,

Of interest to employees from B. G.
is the fact that during a recent geolog-
eal survey in British Guiana, deposits
of the radio-active mineral euxenite
were found in the Kanukw mountains.
This is the type of mineral from which



the deadly atomic bombs are being
made.
Employees Aided by Opening

Of Two Banks in San Nicolaas

Branches of both the Aruba Bank
and the Hollandsche Bank Unie were
opened in San Nicolas February 4, fill-
ing a long-felt need for Lagoites and
for business activities in the eastern
half of Aruba. From the construction
days of 1928 and 1929 to the present,
San Nicolas has steadily developed as
a community, and the establishment of
the banks is a long and logical step in
the process.

Time consuming trips to the Oranje-
stad banks will no longer be necessary,
since all phases of banking can be
transacted at the local branches. Both
are conveniently located not far from
the Main Gate.

Banking hours have been arranged
for the greatest convenience of employ-
ees, including special hours in effect on
paydays.

"Gyaly!
E. Tjin-Kam-Jet,
posed shift schedule.

A new shift schedule, put into effect on Jan-
uary 1, 1946, as a result of this idea, proved
a definite improvement over the one adopted by
Management, in that it more equitably distribut-
es overtime necessary in connection with changes
of days off.

J. A. Abrahams, Fls. 20.00, relocate
air inlet valve to overhead air hoist at
Foundry.

Relocating the air inlet valve to overhead air
hoist at the Foundry eliminated a safety hazard.

Cont. from p. 1.
Fis. 100.00, pro-

--ON THE OTHER HAND

THERE © MORE.
ARE _)) REASONS —









Ideas Sent for Competition

Four suggestions that received Coin
Your Ideas” awards during 1944 were
sent to New York this month to comp-
ete in the annual granting of Capital
Awards. With ideas entered from all
operations of the Company, the comp-
etition is keen for these awards, which
range from $100 to $£00.



The ideas submitted by the Lago "C.
Y. I.” Committee for consideration:
"Suggested use of code words for

various refinery products in cables”;
this idea paid Sam Viapree of Light
Oils an initial rd of Fis. 100, and
a supplemental award of Fis. 25.

"Install dampers in mai
ducts of Cottrell p: i
MacMillan of Electric
for this idea.

"Suggested opening of Lago Bank
Account in Cura ; the idea was
worth Fs, 200 to Arie Gravendijk of the
Accounting Office.

”Return ’Best’ lock cores to manuf-
acturer for reconditioning”; Ernest Tul.
loch of the Storehouse had an initial
award of Fls. 35 for this siggestion,
plus Fils. 45 as a supplemental award.











ul received Fis. 100




a

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some
other day’, says the nursery rhyme.
That is exactly what it did this season.
November and December, traditionally
the wettest monihs of the year, in
1945 were comparatively
January, 1946 was exactly
but this month,

bone-dry.
average,
ordinarily the be-

ginning of the dry season, had pelted

down nearly two inches in the first 18

days. The total record, as far back as
it has been kept:

Total



December



3.31



October

September



August
Av



July
All Time Monthly



AKMOAMHOMr AM THNDO
NOLAMeTENONe

ol

June

April May
0
0
0
0.
0.
0
0
0.
o
0.
0
0.
1
o
0
1
0.

March



February





January

1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945

ARUBA‘S RAINFALL — October, 1929 to December, 1945 (From records kept by Laboratory No. 3)

@
te
3
g
3
>
<

Year
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
x ARUBA ESSO NEWS § RUARY 22, 1946



The little machine above, with F. E.
Sanchez at the controls, is known as
"Sulphi? and is just about the hand-
jest thing around the Acid Plant. It
feeds sulphur to the melting coils, the
first step in the manufacture of sulph-
uric acid. The little picture shows how
it was done for 16 years after the
plant opened in 1929. Laboriously, a
wheelbarrow-load at a time, sulphur
estimated at 300,000 tons was moved
this way. Now "Sulphi’? moves in a
few minutes as much as previously
took hours.

E machien chikito aki ba, cu F. E.
Sanchez ta manehd, ta conoci bao di
nomber di ,,Sulphi’’ y e ta facilita
hopi trabao na Acid Plant. E ta sirbi
pa transporta e sulpha fo’i deposito
pa den Planta. E portret chikito ta
mustra con e trabao tabata bai du-
rante 16 anja despues cu Planta a
habri na anja 1929. Cu hopi trabao,
un garoshi yen cada bez, nan tabata
transporta un cantidad di sulpha di
mas o menos 390,000 ton. Awendia
»Sulphi’ ta haci den algun minuut lo-
que antes tabata tuma horanan.





Bob Learned por ta mas pis4 cu c
pisca aki, ma e bestia sigur ta gané
na largura. Bob (jioe di Bill Learned
di T.S.D.) a cohe e piscd dia 2 di
Februari. Di e sorto aki solamente 12
nan a yega di cohe den lamar rond
di Aruba, y Bob por conta cu e ta-
batin basta suerte di a logra piscé.

Bob Learned (son of Bill, of T. S. D.)
may be heavier than the sailfish he
caught February 2, but it has him
by several feet on length. Not over
12 of these big fellows have been
caught on lines around Aruba.



This tall torrid girl
from Texas (and
more recently Holly-
wood) Is Loulse All-
britton, Universal
Studios player who
Is "fon the way up”.
In her last picture,
Tangier’, she plays
a dancer on the hunt
for a Fascist war
criminal. And with
those eyes who could
These wells, and hundreds like them, produce the oil that runs escape her? et
trough Lago’s stills. Famous throughout the oil world, they are ey
nm the deep water of Lake Maracaibo, with the derricks on concrete Eos
piles hundreds of feet long.



Vachon

E poznan aki y hopi mas mescos ta
produci e petroleo cu ta circuld den
stillnman di Lago. Famoso rond mundo
nan ta situa den e awa profundo di
Lago di Maracaibo cu nan torrenan
cu tin algun cien pia di haltura.

Shown below is not a Hollywood star but a
telephone switchboard operator, a job in which
more than one actress got her start. She is Fre-
da Daal, one of the Hospital’s telephone girls.
The picture was taken by Samuel Rajroop of the |
Laboratory.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS 5

FEBRUARY 22, 1946





"Trovadores Tropica-
den



taristas, a cuminza



Nan a yega di
toca varies bez pa
Sociedad Bolivariana
y pa Tivoli Club y
nap tin plannan pa
toca na Oranjestad,
San Nicolas y Santa
Cruz na principio di
Maart. Sint4 di roboz
pa drechi: Edwin
Croes di Personnel,
Tali Lopez di Garage,
y Deo de Paim di
Personnel. Para: Jan
Croes, Harold Hop-
mans y Simon Coro-
nol di Hospitaal.



Make-beliove was the order of the evening at
the Marine Club February 9 as several hundred
members and guests dressed up in assorted
fugitives from a rag bag. Costumes ranged
from beautiful to hilarious, with prizes for the
best im several classes. Shown abovo are the
winners: left to right, Bob Schlageter (a pho-
tographer surprised finally to find himself in
one of his own pictures), D. J. Rear, W. R.
White, Betty Richards, Mrs. A. Kirtley, and Mr.
and Mrs. T. R. Meaker.



The Trovadores Tropicales, l-dressed group of singer
and five guitarists, are beginaing to make their musical
mark in Aruba. They have played engagements at the So-
ciedad Bolivariana and the Tivoli Club, and are planning
shows in Oranjestad, San Nicolas, and Santa Cruz for early
in March. Seated, left to right, are Edwin Croes of Person-
nel, Yali Lopez of the Gavage, and Deo de Palm of Person-
nel, Standing are Jan Croes, Harold Hopmans, and Simon
Coronel of the Hospital.





At right, Karol Peusen, "sailmaker” at the Bry-
dook, poses for Bottina Steloke, New Yerk ar-
tist. Tho cemploted portrait is ropreduced en
eu.





a banda drechi, uo pertret sakaé mientras ca

Bettina Steinke, artista di New York, ta pinta

portret di Karel Ponson, cosedé, die bela, na

Drydock. Riba pagina 1 tin un reproducelén di
e portret henteramente ela,

With seven boats in regular competition, and a
medium to hard blow ail the time, the Yacht
Club keeps the lagoon full of bellying canvas
and bobbing Snipes every Sunday. (Note to
sharp-eyed readors: the landmarks in this
picture may not be thore today; it was taken
early in 1944, and was in the restricted class
until recently).



A part ef the Lago Po-
Use Department's camp-
alge ter safety is a
serles of posters In their
locker , displaying
safety clogaus erigivated
by men ia the depart-
ment. ch slogan re-
malios the beard for
@ week. W. A. Thomp-
soa is shown beside bis
contribution, "When sa-
fety comes in the door,
accidents occur no
more’. The lettering on
the signs is dono by
Corporal F. O. IMlidge of
the L. P. D.










ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Show Presented by Local Club for School Band



Aki nos ta
hungadornan di_co-
media di club ,,Pro-
greso i Corona’ riba
enscenario di Teatro
Cecilia, unda nan a
presenta nan come-
dia mas reciente dia
3 di Februari. E co-
media ta worde con-
siderd como e di mi-
hor cu man a yega di
produci. E hungador-
nan aki ta uni pa
diez anja y nan a co-
bra hopi fama pa
nan club den henter
Aruba. Den careda di
mas atras nos ta mi-
ra J. de Kort, F.
Dirksz, Dechi Lange-
dijk, R. Herman y C.
Schwengle. Sinta nos
ta ira Catarina

mira e

Nicolas

in Aruba.





na Madurc, Teresita
Vroolijkc, Griselda
Crocs, Truus Sande-

rinck, H. Hoyer y Bi-
bi Sanderinck, sinta
abao. Otro miembro-
nan cu no ta den e@
grupo ta E. Kock,
Carmen Padilla, Ni-
comeda Schwengle,
Teresita Padill Na
banda drechi, un
portret sakd bao di
e comedia, na e mo
mento cu e_ ,,Buen
Hada" ta cumpli cu
tur deseonan di e pa-
reha na rudiya.



A half hour of band music from the
S. J. F. parochial school band started
the program as the Progreso i Corona”
club, made up chiefly of Lagoites, pre-
sented the eighth in a series of shows
given for the benefit of various welfare
works in Aruba. The show, presented at
the Cecilia theater on February 3, was
directed by Chris Schwengle and con-

sisted of three one act plays. It was
produced to raise money to buy new
instruments for the parochial schocl

band.

First on the evening’s entertainment
was a one act comedy entitled Curiosi-
dad, the Papiamento story of how a
poor girl’s curiosity spoiled the possibi-
luy of a wonderful carefree life for her-
self and her husband. By not heeding the
instructions of a good fairy who had
granted the couple their every wish, the
young wife and her woodcutter husband
had to go back to a life of hard work.

The second of the plays, also in Papia-
mento, was called Biljetchi Robez, and
told the tale of wishful thinking of some
serving maids who bought themselves
lottery tickets. One of them was so sure
that she was going to win that she had
spent practically all of the money in ad-
vance. As it turned out she had not read
the number on her ticket correctly and
just as happened in the first play she
didn’t get her life of luxury.

A Spanish play, Virtue Triumphs, was
the finale and the feature of the evening.
In it were depicted the trials and tribul-
ations of a banker’s son and a penniless
young girl who wanted to get married.
The boy’s father threatened to disinherit
him if he married the girl, but his
threats meant nothing and the marriage
took place. Later the father forgave
them and everyone was happy.

In the ten years since it started in
1936, ’’Progreso i Corona” has produced
eight plays of different kinds. The
group now has 16 members.

Cwuracao’s famous pontoon bridge had
a bad day last Sunday when it was
smashed by a Spanish ship. The ship
was turning in midstream and when its
anchors gave way it struck the bridge
bow-on near the center, crushing it at
that point and tearing it loose from the
shore mooring. It is estimated that re-
pairs will take at least two months and
cost upwards of $125,000.

The players
posing behind the footlights of the Cecilia theater in San

where they® produced their
February 3. This set of plays was considered by many to be
the best they have done.
.ogether for ten years
Below
in which the Good Fairy is granting their every wish to the

fn the "Progreso i Corona’ club are shown abovo
most recent show on
These versatile players have been
and have gained fame for themselves
is_an action scene from one of the plays

couple on their knees.



Comedia Presenté pa Beneficio
Di Banda di School Parroquial

Musica di banda di school paroquial
S. J. F. a habri programa, ora cu club
,,Progreso i Corona”, cu ta consisti mas
parti di empleadonan di Lago, a pre-
senta No. 8 di un serie di comedias pa
varios doelnan caritativo. E comedia,
presenta na teatro Cecilia dia 3 di Fe-
bruari, tabata bao di direccién di Chris
Schwengle. Nan a hungé pa produci fon-
donan pa cumpra instrumentonan nobo
pa e banda di school paroquial.



Di promé riba programa tabata un
comedia den un acta, titula Curiosidad,
un storia na Papiamento di un mucha-
muher cu pa via di su curiosidad a perde
e posibilidad di un bida facil y tranquil
pé cu su casa. Pa via cu e no a sigui
instruccionnan di un bon hada, cu a du-
na e pareha tur loque nan tabata desea,
e mucha-muher y su casa, cu tabata
kapd6o di palo, mester a bolbe na un bi-
da di trabao duru.

E segundo comedia tabata na Papia-
mento tambe, titula Biljetchi Robez;
esaki tabata storia di algun sirviente cu
a cumpra biljetchi. Un di nan tabata
asina convencij cu e lo gané cu el a gasta
casi tur e placa di antemano. Despues
a bin resulta cu: el a lesa e number ro-
bez y mescos cu den e promé comedia,
e tampoco no por a hiba un bida di luho.

E finale tabata un comedia na Spafid,
titula Virtud ta Triunfaé y esaki tabata
e mihor nimero di e anochi. E comedia
aki ta conta storia di un jioe-homber
di un panadero y un mucha-muher mas-
ha pober cu kera casa cu otro. E tata
di e jonkuman a menaza di desinherité
si e mester hera casa cu e mucha-hom-
ber, pero su menazanan tabata por nada
y apesar de todo e matrimonio a tuma
lugd. Despues e tata ta pordona nan y
tur a keda biba feliz.

Durante e diez anjanan di su existen-
cia ,,Progreso i Corona’ a produci 8
comedia di diferente tipo. Actualmente
e grupo ta consisti di 16 miembro.



SAFETY PAYS
Seguridad ta lo Miho



Fighter Plans Comeback

Sports fans will soon be seeing a re-
juvenated Juancito, according to Alvia
Mathews of Utilities. Alvin is Juancito’s
new manager and his hopes for his new-
ly acquired fighter are high.

Since 1937 when he started fighting,
Juanicito, also known as Juan Holman
of the Drydock, has had only a fair re-
cord, but under Mathew’ wing he hz
hopes of making a strong :
Mathews is betting that the lack of a
supervised training program and the
absence of proper coaching were the
main difficulties with Juancito.
Mathews hopes to provide these and

LS



comebac

bring his boy back into the limelight.

Above, honor boys among the Cub Scouts transfer
Below,

exciting hour aboard the tug ''Delaplane’’.
watch intently as James Richards of the Carpe

Part of the Scout Week recently observed by the

Trans-Atlantic Flights Planned
Between Curacao and Holland

Air travel made another forward
stride recently with the landing of a
Douglas DC-4 Skymaster at Hato Field,
Curacao on February 17, inaugurating
a series of Trans-Atlantic flights be-
tween Holland and the Dutch West
Indies. The regular weekly flights,
which will begin on February 24 or 25,
are sheduled to carry up to 24 passeng-
ers in both directions. The route the
first plane took carried it from Amster-
dam to Lisbon, from there to Dakar,
across the South Atlantic to Natal and
by way of Paramaribo to Curacao.

These flights are being carried out
by KLM for the Netherlands Transport-
ation Service and the planes are charter-
ed. It is hoped that shortly after they
are completed, a regular public air ser-
vice will be established between Holland
and the West Indies.

This flight was a far cry from that
of the ’Snip” in 1934 when it made its
survey flight from Amsterdam to Cu-
racao over a somewhat different route.
It was on this survey that the first
mid-Atlantic crossing was made. No
passengers were carried that time, for
the Snip” was made a "flying gas
tank” in order to make the long over-
water hop.





FEBRUARY 72, 1946

Scout and Scoutlets
Celebrate Big Week

The Colony’s 30 Boy Scouts and 50
Cubs celebrated the anniversary of their
groups February 4 to 9 with the annual
Scout Week that has been observed for
the last s . A varied program
of stunts, trips, and entertainment made
it a special occasion for the boys

On the f day Seouting was feat-
ured in an a mbly program arranged
by Principal Ira Hoffman at the School.
Sam Evans Reverend Dawe were










and



ys later was "honor day” for
the top boys in both groups. Two boys
were given a closeup of operations when
Walter Buchholtz spent the day with
Technical Superintendent J. M. White-
ley, and W: Carroll ked” in
the Marine Department. Meantime five
Cub Scouts with the b cords, James
Baggaley Horigan,
John Pa ric Macrini, had
an hour's tug. Late in the
with a
rs, attended a re-
e Operating Com-









rren








trip on the
morning all the honor boys,




group of Scout lead
gular meeting of th
mittee

Friday night's





feature was a jamboree
at the old Legion Hut, with stunts and
exhibitions. Saturc morning over 50
boys piled into buses for a tour of the
refinery; in the afterncon the boys were













schedu'ed to play softball against the
American Legion, but the oldsters failed
to show up. (Scared, may he?) That

night all Scouts (including Girl) were
guests at a free movie.

The week ended Sunday with church
services in San Nicolas and Lago Colony
where the boys were special guests.

to a launch for t
Boy Scouts and
ter Shop ope

he return to shore after an
ubs touring the shop area
a power saw. Both trips were
© Colony troop.












Peace Versus War is Question
At Lago Heights Club Cebate

"The world is benefitted more by war

than by peace’. That was the weighty
topic argued in a debate on the evening
of February 14 at the Lago Heights
Club.

The subject was approached from
the scientific side, with the affirmative

arguing that war brought greater
benefits to the world in the field of
science than peace, and negative

the

arguing that the r > was true.
Competition was keen and the judges,
after calculating the points due both
sides, arrived at a draw. The audience
was invited to vote it out and the
decision went to the upholders of peace.
An interested audience heard the debate
and the concensus was that it was a
complete success.

Arguing for the affirmative was P.
G. Branch, supported by IF. Gilkes. For
the negative, W. Mills, supported by I.
Chin. The judges were R. Lowhar, T.
Mungal, and acting as Chairman and
judge was B. K. Chand.

The followers of argument will find
a mock trail on the Lago Heights Club
calendar, scheduled for March 8.






Among thousands of new synthetic
chemicals from petroleum is one that
makes pineapples ripen faster.