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Aruba Esso news

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Title:
Aruba Esso news
Creator:
Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Place of Publication:
Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Publisher:
Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Creation Date:
February 2, 1950
Frequency:
biweekly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.

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Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba ( lcsh )
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periodical ( marcgt )

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Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
v. 1- 1940-
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Cover title.

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FEBRUARY 2, 1950







With the refinery for a backdrop, H.R.H. Prince Bernhard pauses for a
making motion pictures of an aerial exhibition put on for his benefit Ja





moment after
y 24 by the



Aruba Flying Club. The Prince, an ardent flying enthusiast himself, enjoyed the spec-
tacle before a luncheon given for him and his party by Lago at the new Esso Club.

Cu refineria tras di su lomba, Prins Bernhard ta para net ora cu el a caba di saka
pelicula di e exhibicion aéreo cu Aruba Flying Club a demonstra durante su bishita
na Lago dia 24 di Januari. Prins, un aficcionado di bulamento, a goza e demonstracion
duna promé cu e lunch cu Lago a ofrece na Dje y su acompanantenan na Esso Club.

Thousands See Prince

On His Visit to Aruba

Thousands of people gathered at
various places on the island last month
to see and cheer His Royal Highness
Prince Bernhard during his visit to
Aruba. (For the full story of the
Prince’s visit, in pictures, see pages 4
and 5.)

Prince Bernhard visited Aruba on
January 23 and 24. During that time he
and his party toured the island from
one end to the other.

The Prince ended his visit to Lago on
January 24 by piloting a private plane

Continued on page 8



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

In a meeting with the Lago Employee
Council January 28 Management an-
nounced the figures in the latest cost
of living survey, resulting in a new
cost of living bonus for staff and reg-
ular employees for the three months
from February 1 to April 30. The new
bonus, similar in all aspects to the bonus
of the past three months except in
amount, will be 5.39 per cent of regular
and overtime earnings and any acting
or temporary allowances. The last prev-
ious bonus was 5.23 per cent.

The Council was also informed that
notification of changes in the cost of
living bonus will be made only in the
Aruba Esso News in the future, and
not also by General Notice as in the
past. This is in line with the recent
policy of using the Aruba Esso News

more extensively for announcements to
employees.

Miles Ta Mira Prins Bernhard
Durante Su Bishita na Aruba

Miles di hende, reuni na varios lugar-
nan riba Aruba luna pasa, a mira y
saluda Su Alteza Real Prins Bernhard
durante su bishita na Aruba (mira
portretnan riba pagina 4 y 5).

Prins a bishité Aruba dia 23 y 24 di
Januari; durante e tempo ey, Prins y
su escorte a keiru riba henter Aruba,
di un punta pa otro.

Prins a termina su bishita na Lago
dia 24, cu un biaha den un avion par-
ticular for di de Vuijst Field pa Dako-
ta, durante cual e mes tabata piloto. E
aeroplano ta propiedad di A. H. Shaw di
Utilities, y esnan cu a compané aden
tabata Majoor G. Sonderman y A. H.
Shaw. Tres otro avion di Aruba Flying
Club a haci e biaha di un punta di e
isla pa otro, hunto cu Prins. Prins taba-
ta masha satisfecho cu funcionamiento
di e aeroplano y a aprecid masha cu el
a haya oportunidad pa bula aden como
piloto.

El a haya deseo di bula den e aero-
plano despues di a miré tumando parti
den un exhibicion aéreo cu miembronan
di Aruba Flying Club a demonstra. E
exhibicion a tuma lugar over di e lagoen
banda di Esso Club nobo, unda Prins y
su acompanantenan a gasta lunch.

Prins Bernhard y su escorte a yega
ha maingate di Lago pa 11 ’or di main-
ta dia 24 di Januari. Nan a sali foi
Lago pa 3 ’or di merdia.

Despues di a pasa den refineria,
Prins a bishita school di Lago. Ex mu-
chanan di school a canta Wilhelmus, y
cuater mucha-muher, correspondiendo
na edad di e cuater Princesitanan, a pre-
senta regalonan na Prins pe hiba pa su
jioenan.

Di school Prins a sigui pa Hospitaal
di Lago. Aya el a bishita henter e edi-

Continud na pag. 8

Pattern of New Committee Plan Is

Completed With SPAC Appointments

The Special Problems Advisory Committee was appointed by Management
January 18, with Casper Lacle, Alfred Medera, Julio van Dinter, Gideon Rath-
num, Juste ce Vries, Francisco Croes, Fred Marshall, and Reuben Medford
named to serve. C. F. Smith is Management’s contact with the committee. (At
a later meeting, the eight members elected Mr. Lacle chairman, Mr. Medera
vice-chairman, and Mr. van Dinter secretary.)

As in the case of the Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee and the Commis-
sary Advisory Committee, this appointed group will serve for a term, after
which elections will be held. The only part of the new plan not now completed
is that of the district representatives, who will be elected after the Lago
Employee Council negotiates a working agreement with the Company.

Man Dies As Schooner
Wrecks on North Coast

The hero in the famous Spanish
author Miguel Saavedra de Cervantes’
masterpiece "Don Quijote’ fought
against windmills.

In a more tragic manner, the schooner
"Don Quijote” of the Dominican Repu-
blic had a losing fight against wind and
sea, when it encountered a storm on
Aruba’s north coast on Sunday, January
15.

With torn sails and a broken rudder,
the schooner drifted aimlessly around,
with eleven lives at stake. Of these, ten
were members of the crew, and one was
a passenger, Emilio Suarez, whom mu-
sic-lovers will remember as a maestro
visiting here two years before.

When the situation became more criti-
eal, four men were sent out from the
ship in a rowboat to summon help. They,
too, drifted for many hours, and though
they left the ship in distress around
seven on Sunday morning, they did not
reach land until Monday afternoon.
They then walked from Boedoei to Santa
Cruz, reporting at the Police Station
there around three in the afternoon.

While in the process of getting orga-
nized to answer the call for help, news
came that it was no longer needed, as
the ship had been smashed against the
rocks.

Of the seven men that remained aboard
ship, waiting for help, one was either
drowned or smashed against the rocks.
The survivors reported him to be a man
of about 55 or 60 years of age. Police
saw the body floating when they arrived
on the coast for an inspection.

The schooner was coming from Santo
Domingo, with a cargo of grain and
fruit. The survivors were taken back to
the Santa Cruz Police Station, where a
full report of the tragedy was made.



The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee will represent all staff and
regular employees, because the items on
which it is to advise Management con-
cern all employees. While the Lago Em-
ployee Council negotiates wages, hours,
and working conditions only for non-
supervisory personnel, the SPAC advises
and consults with the Company on the
particular matters outlined below of
interest to all employees. It is drawn
from all levels, and, to give proportio-
nate representation, it includes four
nationals and four non-nationals.

The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee will advise and consult with the
Company on matters pertaining to em-
ployee benefit plans, sales to employees
other than Commissary items, safety
topics not related to work, medical fa-
cilities, and other off-the-job problems.

Advising on benefit plans such as the
Thrift Plan, Vacation Savings Plan and
Retirement Plan is possibly its most
important activity. Because of this, and
because advising efficiently requires a
thorough understanding of the various
plans, special sessions may be necessary
to acquaint the members with all
features.

New Plan Reviewed

The appoinment of the Special Pro-
blems Advisory Committee rounds out
the committees formed under the new
employee representation plan, with
negotiating activities and advisory acti-
vities handled by separate groups to
ensure the best possible handling. Pro-
portionate representation is secured by
the groups containing national and non-
national members in proportion to the
number of employees being represented.

Negotiable Functions

The Lago Employee Council is an
eight-man negotiating group dealing
with on-the-job problems of wages,

Continued on page 3.



Members of the Special Problems Advisory Committee are, standing; Fred Marshall,

LOF; Gideon Rathnum, TS
Yard. Sitting: Juste de




D; Reuben Medford, M & C Yard; Francisco Croes, M & C
ries, Gas Plant; Alfred Medera, Storehouse; Casper Lacle,

Industrial Relations; and Julio Van Dinter, Receiving and Shipping.



Arusa Ess N EWS

INDIES,
LTpb.

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLAND WEST BY THE

LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.,

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, February 3, 1950. All copy must reach the editor
in the Personnel Building by Friday noon, January 27.
Telephone 523 |

Priited by the Curagaosche Courant, Curacao, N.W.L.

300,000,000 Cubic Miles - But Still Searce



Covering three-quarters of the earth’s surface, the sea
holds at least three hundred million cubic miles of water —
all of which, at a price, could be distilled into drinking
water.

No one has ever calculated how much of the surface of
the earth is covered by lakes, ponds, rivers, brooks, and
other fresh water. But it is thought that eleven million
cubic miles of water are currently frozen into glaciers,
icecaps, and ice sheets. Converted to liquid form, they
would equal the total rainfall on the land surface of the
earth for the next 325 years, and would raise the sea a
hundred and fifty feet above its present level.

So, far from being a natural resource which is constantly
dwindling, water is as permanent as sunlight and air.
Instead of diminishing, the amount of water on the earth
actually keeps increasing.

The term "water shortage” only has meaning when
applied to a certain place at a certain time. Today the
"certain place” is New York and New Jersey, where Lago's
fresh water comes from, and the time is now — that area
is in the midst of a serious water shortage. So water, the
commonest and cheapest of our mineral resources — in the
United States it’s even cheaper than dirt — has suddenly
become one of our most valuable commodities.

The water shortage in the eastern part of the U.S. is
now critical. Before the situation gets better, it will
probably get worse. Until the fresh water supply once again
becomes plentiful, everyone must cooperate in reducing our
consumption. Effectively reducing our use of water cannot
be accomplished by just a few — it’s a job in which every-
body must do their part.

Lamar ta Grandi -- Pero Awa Dushi Ta Sears

Lamar ta cubri tres parti di mundo y ta consisti di
alomenos tres millon milla cibico di awa — y tur e tres
millon milla cibico por worde distilla na awa di bebe; esaki,
maturalmente, tin su prijs.

Ningun hende no a yega di calcula cuanto parti di mundo
ta cubri pa lagonan, rionan, tankinan y otro awa dushi
Pero si ta conoci cu 11 millon milla cabico di awa ta con
nuamente na forma di ijs. Si tur e ijs worde comberti na
liquido, lo e igualé yobida riba mundo pa e siguiente 325
anjanan venidero, y lo aumenta superficie di lamar cu 150
‘pia di loque e ta awor.

Asina pues, enbez di ta un producto di naturaleza cu ta

Copious Quantities of Condensed Vapor of the Atmosphere

Gravitate Earthward During the Month of January

The year 1949 wasn’t the rainiest year in the refinery’s history (in fact, it
ranked 6th). But 1950 will certainly set a new record if it maintains the rainfall

record set during the first 30 days of January.

By the morning of January 30 this year, 7.6 inches of rain had fallen. This
is considerably more than has ever fallen during any month of January in the
20 years that records have been kept. The previous record for the most rain
in January was 3.59 inches in 1934; the January average is only 1.49. January

1950 thus becomes the sixth rainiest month in 20 years.

There was more rain, 3.09 inches, last August than during any month of
August in the last 20 years. The previous high was 2.28 inches in 1938.

Three of 1949’s months (February, October, and December) ranked third in
total rainfall for those months since 1929. December, with 7.45 inches, was
especially heavy, since the average December rainfall over the last two decades

is 3.67, less than half 1949’s figure.

1944 remains the refinery’s wettest year, with 31.19 inches falling. Total
amount falling in 1949 was 20.71, just over four inches above the annual

average (16.55).

The complete rainfall record, as furnished by the TSD Laboratories (data is

in inches) :

Year March April

1929

1930 2 i Nil 0.55
Nil



1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
Average 1.49

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ARUBA

Refinery Reporters

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Simon Coronel
Bipat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
tphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Booi
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort

Hospital

Storehouse

Instrument

Drydock

Marine Office

Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stills

C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Accounting

Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3

Lago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
Catalytic

M. & C. Office

Masons & Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Laundry

Office
Shops
Garage
Relations
Sports
Special
Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant

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Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Elsa Mackintosh
George Lawrence
Calvin Hasseli
Federico Ponson
Edgar Connor

Mario Harms

Cade Abraham

Jan Oduber

John Francisco
Jose La Cruz

Stella Oliver
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah

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Colony
Harold James Industrial
Edney Huckleman

Samuel Rajroop 00000000

Lake Fleet Reporters

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» L. Lane

A. Melfor
Wilson
Sampson
W. Mulzac
John

F. Clarke
M. Josephia
Modeste

N. Semeleer
T. Pantophiet
Z. Fleming
T. Angel
Smith

A. Martis

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Gilkes

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Findley

A. Euton

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"Ambrosio"

. "'Andino’”

. ''Bachaquero”

"Peder-ales”

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San_ Cristobal”
S.S. "'Temblador”’
S._ Trujillo”
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bai atras, awa ta mes permanente, por bisa, cu solo y aire.
Enbez di mengua, e cantidad di awa riba mundo ta sigui
aumenta continuamente.

E término ”’scarsedad di awa” tin nificacion solamente ora
cu ta apliqué na un cierto lugar, na un cierto tempo. Actual-
mente e "cierto lugar” ta New York y New Jersey, e lugar-
nan di unda Lago ta haya su awa dushi, y e ”cierto tempo”
ta awor. Asina anto, awa, e producto di mas barata y mas
comun, di repente a bira un di masha balor.

Na e lugarnan ey rond ta existi un scarsedad grandi di
awa, y promé cu situacion yega na drecha, e scarsedad lo
bira mas grandi ainda. Te ora cu awa dushi bira abundante
atrobe, tur hende mester coopera pa usa asina poco awa cu
ta posibel. No por logra alcanza un reduccion efectivo si
algun persona so coopera; esaki ta un trabao den cual cada
hence tin di cumpli cu su parti.

Limerick Contest Winners

First prize winner in last month’s
safety limerick contest is David E.
Tang, of the Accounting Department.
He wins Fs. 5 for his entry:

One way to be safe this new ye

At work keep yourself in the clear.

Alert ears and eyes,

Your health is your prize,

For an accident can end your career.

Second prize winner is Mrs. N. U.
Cenac, of the CYI Office. She wins
Fis. 3 for her last line: ’You’ll work
through the year without fear’.

Malcolm King, Accounting Depart-
ment, wins Fls. 2 for his last line: And
to all safety talks lend an ear”.

Next month’s limerick will
last. This is it:

be the

The Limerick Contest is done,
There'll be no more after this one.
But keep safety in mind

And you always will find

Dec Total

63 a

Nov.

Just write a last line, make it rhyme
with done”, and send it with your
name, payroll number, and department
to the Aruba Esso News. Get it in by
February 22.

Remember — this safety limerick
will be the last in the contest. And it
will also be your last chance for win-
ning Fls. 5, 3 or 2.

FEBRUARY 3, 1950

$$ CPEBRUARY 8, 1950

Three Are Promoted Recently

Promotions went to three
in the Comptroll Department last
month. They are A. §S, Ayer, R. H.
Engle, and G. G. Baker.

Mr. Ayer was appointed Assistant
Chief Accountant, with supervision over
four divisions: Cashiers, Financial and
Cost, Service, and Shipping and Pro-
cess. An employee since September 19
Mr. Ayer was division head of Financial

employees

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A. S. Ayer
(above left)

R. H. Engle
(above right)

G. G. Baker
(left)

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and Cost Accounting prior to his assign-
ment to his present position.

Mr. Engle was named Assistant Chief
Accountant with supervision over these
divisions: Material and Commissary,
Payroll and Thrift, Properties Records,
and Tabulating and Statistical. Mr. En-
gle’s Company service dates from
March 1929, and he v head of the
Systems and Methods Division until his
new assignment.

Mr. Baker was appointed head of the
Systems and Methods Division, replacing
Mr. Engle. An employee since May 1948,
Mr. Baker was formerly a Systems and
Methods Analyst A.

es

French Club to Sponsor Games

The French Windward Island Wel-
fare Association will sponsor two com-
petitions which get underway early this
month. The group will sponsor tourn-
aments in dominoes and all-fours.

In charge of the two competitions are
V. Emanuel, Ph. Lake, R. Van Blarcum,
H. Quow, J. Forbes, J. De Vries, Ch.
Raghnauth, D. N. Solomon, and B. K.

Calvin Hassell, M & C, is seen above atop
the Empire State Building in New York
while on a recent trip to the States. With
him is his cousin, Louise Schmidt. Mr.
Hassell spent two months in the State
visiting Miami, Washington, New Bed-
ford, Connecticut, Allentown, Pennsyl-
vania (where he visited with Francisco
Dijkhoff and Dominico Britten, Lago’s two
apprentice scholarship winners), and New
York. While in New York he saw former
Lagoites L. G. Smith, W. C. Colby, and
H. A. Atwood, all of whom send back their
regards to friends here. Mr. Hassell went
to the States on November 16, returning
to Aruba on January 14.





FEBRUARY 3, 1950



Comité pa Problemanan Especial
Nombré na Reunion di Dia 18

Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial a worde nombra pa_ Di-
rectiva dia 18 di Januari y ta inclui e
siguiente miembronan: Casper Lacle,
Alfred Medera, Julio van Dinter, Gi-
deon Rathum, Just de Vriest, Francisco
Croes, Fred Marshall, y Reuben Med-
ford. C. F. Smith ta tene contacto cu e
Comité pa Directiva. (Na un reunion
teni despues, e ocho miembronan a eli-
gi Sr. Lacle como presidente, Sr. Mede-
ra como vice-presidente, y Sr. van Din-
ter como secretario. )

Mescos cu den casonan di Comité
Consultativo di Sport Park, y di Comité
Consultativo di Comisario, e grupo nom-
bra lo sirbi pa un término y despues di
esey eleccionnan lo tuma lugar. E unico
parti di e plan nobo cu falta pa com-
pleta ainda, ta representantenan di dis-
tricto, cualnan lo worde eligi despues cu
Lago Employee Council y Compania ne-
gocia y establece un combenio di tra-
bao.

E Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial lo representa tur emplea-
donan regular y di staff, pasobra pun-
tonan riba cual nan lo conseha Compa-
nia lo afectaé tur empleadonan. Mien-
tras cu Lago Employee Council ta ne-
gocia riba salarionan, oranan, y condi-
cionnan di trabao pa empleadonan cu no
ta den grupo supervisorio, Comité Con-
sultativo pa Problemanan Especial
(CCPS) ta conseha y consulta y conseha
Compania riba asuntonan delinid aki
bao cu ta di interes pa tur empleado-
nan. Su miembronan ta inclui emplea-
donan supervisorio y no-supervisorio, y
pa tin representacion proporcional, e ta
inclui cuater miembro di nacionalidad
Holandes, y cuater di nacionalidad
stranhero.

E Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial lo conseha y consulta Com-
pania riba asuntonan cu ta pertenece na
plannan di beneficio pa empleadonan,
bendemento di articulonan na emplea-
donan fuera esnan bendi na Comisario,
puntonan di Seguridad cu no ta directa-
mente conecta cu trabao, facilidadnan
médico, y otro problemanan cu no ta
conecta directamente cu trabao.

Probablemente actividad di mas im-
portante di e Comité lo ta consehamen-
to tocante plannan di beneficio, manera
riba Thrift Plan, Vacation Plan, y Re-
tirement Plan. Pa tal motibo, y pasobra
cu pa por conseha eficientemente e
miembronan mester tin un comprende-
mento completo di e varios plannan, po-
siblemente lo tin reunnionnan especial
pa pone e miembronan na altura di tur
fasenan di e plannan.







Resumen di e Plan Nobo

Comité Consultativo pa Problemanan
Especial ta e ultimo comité cu mester a
worde forma segun e plan nobo di re-
presentacion, bao di cual actividadnan
negociativo y consultativo ta worde
trata pa gruponan diferente. Represen-
tacion proporcional ta siguré pa via cu
e gruponan ta inclui miembronan di na-
cionalidadnan Holandes y stranhero na
proporcion cu e cantidad di empleadonan
cu ta worde representa.

Actividadnan Negociativa

Lago Employee Council ta un grupo
negociativo di ocho miembro cu ta tra-
ta riba problemanan di trabao en cuan-
to salarionan, oranan, y condicionnan di
trabao. Miembronan ta worde eligi foi
henter planta, y ta representa tur em-
pleadonan regular y di staff, cu excep-
cion di esnan den grupo supervisorio y
algun otro grupo menor. E Council ta
negocia riba asuntonan negociativo pa
henter planta.

Actividadnan Consultativo

Pa problemanan foi trabao tin tres
comité consultativo. Siendo cu e asunto-
nan cu nan ta trata ta afecta tur em-
pleadonan regular y di staff, nan ta
worde scogi foi henter planta y ta in-
clui empleadonan di grupo supervisorio
y di grupo no-supervisorio.

Actividadnan di e Comité Consultati-
vo pa Problemanan Especial ta worde

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

NEW ARRIVALS |



A son, Robelto Francisco, to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Cannegieter, January 10.

A son, Dhana Don Turhan, to Mr, and Mrs.
Herbin Moore, January 10. >

A son, Wilfrido Israel, to Mr. and Mrs. Frans
Koolman

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Stephenson, Jan
A son, Theodore
Theodore Kretschmer,
A son, Reynold Daniel,
Richardson, January
son, George Ale
Henry Cranson, January 20.
A son, Kenneth Don Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Blaize, January 21,
A son, Mohamed Yussuff Haroun Al Raschid,
to Mr. and Mrs. Mohamed Haniff, January 21.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Vaseur,
January

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Francis Fourrier Joins LOF
In Executive Development Program

Francis Fourrier, General Foreman
of the Light Oils Finishing Department
at Humble Oil’s Baytown refinery, has
arrived in Aruba on a loan basis in con-
nection with Jersey Standard’s Execu-
tive Development Program. He is now
working with G. L. MacNutt, assistant
division superintendent of the Light
Oils Finishing
Deparment.

Mr. Fourrier
started at Bay-
town in 1936 in
the labor depart-
ment after he re-
ceived his degree
in chemical en-
gineering from
Louisiana State
University. In
1937 he joined
Process Control
and in 1939 en-
tered aVTSD. stu
1943 he became
Process Foreman
of the Butadiene Plant. He was named
Assistant General Foreman in charge
of Lube Extraction in 1945, and in 1948
assumed his present position as head of
Light Oils Treating at Baytown.

Mr. Fourrier is the third of three
executives to be loaned to Aruba
through the Executive Development
Program, allowing Lago’s higher rank-
ing supervisors to be released for rota-
tional assignments.



Francis Fourrier

Dutch Aircraft Carrier Here

The Netherlands aircraft carrier
”Karel Doorman” is due to dock in
Oranjestad harbor the weekend of
February 4. The ship is the one on
which Prince Bernhard travelled from
Holland to the West Indies last month.
The general public will be given an op-
portunity to visit the ship; as the Aruba
Esso News went to press however, visit-
ing hours had not been announced.





duna na principio di e articulo aki.

Comité Consultativo di Comisario ta
conseha Directiva riba problemanan di
cumpradornan cu por presenta na Co-
misario den Planta.

Comité di Recreo di Lago Sport Park
lo tin responsabilidad di organizd y con-
duci actividadnan na Lago Sport Park.

Tur e cuater gruponan ta activo ca-
ba, representando empleadonan, cada un
riba su terreno, y di tal moda ta duna
empleadonan medionan pa cual nan por
expresa nan opinion, sea riba asunto-
nan negociativo of asuntonan advisorio.





Several hundred distinguished guests representing Curagao government and business
circles attended the opening January 16 of the Curacaosche Courant’s new print shop
at Willemstad. The large and well-equipped shop (where the Aruba Esso News is
printed) now has the fullest printing facilities in the area. A part of the dedication
ceremony is shown; Governor L. A. H. Peters of Curacao is presenting owner P. Gor-
sira with the Government order changing the name of the street where the shop
is located to ’William Lee Street’, after the man who founded the business in 1812.
Lago was represented at the opening of the new shop by R. W. Schlageter, of the
Public Relations Department.

Barco di Bela A Perde
Banda di Costa di Aruba

Biahando di Santo Domingo pa Aruba
cu un carga di maishi y fruta, e barco
di bela "Don Quijote” a contra masha
mal tempo banda di costa pa nort di
Aruba, Diadomingo, 15 di Januari.

Cu belanan geskeer y timon kibra, e
barco a keda ta drief sin rumbo, cu
diezun bida den balanza. Di es diezun
abordo, diez tabata tripulantenan y e
otro tabata un pasahero, un tal Emilio
Suarez, kende tabata aki na Aruba como
maestro di musica algun anja pasa.

Ora cu _ situacion a bira critica,
cuater homber a dicidi di baha den ua
barco di rema pa busca auxilio na tera.
Nan tambe a keda ta drief, y aunque
nan a baha for di e barco di bela for di
Diadomingo 7’or, nan no logra di al-
canza tera sino ta Dialuna merdia. E
ora nan a camna for di Boedoei te Santa
Cruz, unda nan a reporta na Warda di
Polies pa banda di 3’or di merdia.

Den preparacionnan pa bai duna
auxilio, a yega noticia cu ya tabata laat,
pasobra e barco a dal contra barranca-
nan y a keda na werki.

Di e siete hombernan cu a keda abor-
do wardando auxilio, un sea a hoga of
a dal contra barrancanan; poliesnan a
mira e curpa ta drief. E otronan a sal-
ba, bulando na awa net promé cu e
barco a plama riba e barracanan. Segun
e sobrevivientenan ta reporta, e difunto
tabata un homber di mas a menos 55 a
60 anja di edad.

Despues di a haci un inspeccién na
costa, poliesnan a hiba e sobreviviente-
nan warda, unda nan a haci un repor-
tahe completo di e tragedia. Atencion
médico no tabata necesario, pasobra
ningun di e sobrevivientenan no a hiba
ningun dafio.

Bonus Nobo pa Costo di Bida

Den un reunion cu Lago Employee
Council dia 28 di Januari, Directiva a
anuncia resultadonan di e ultimo resu-
men di costo di bida, lo cual ta motiba
un bonus nobo pa costo di bida pa em-
pleadonan regular y di staff pa e si-
guiente tres lunanan, esta di 1 di Fe-
bruari te 30 di April. E bonus nobo,
igual na e bonus pa e tres lunanan an-
terior den tur respecto, lo ta 5.39 por
ciento di ganamentonan regular y_ di
overtime, y di cualkier ganamento ex-
tra sea temporal of interino. E bonus
anterior tabata 5.23 por ciento.

E Council a worde informa tambe cu
di awor p’adelanti anuncionan di cam-
bionan di bonus pa costo di bida lo wor-
de haci den Aruba Esso News so, y no
pa medio di Anuncio General manera
tabata custumber. Esaki ta segun pdliza
nobo pa usa Aruba Esso News mas ex-
tensivamente pa haci anuncionan na em-
pleadonan.

Softball Competition Starts

A softball competition for the youths
of Aruba got underway last month at
the San Nicolas Juniors’ Field. The
tournament is sponsored by B. Marcel-
lin, San Nicolas merchant, and was
organized by Richard H. Murray, of the
Storehouse, and Richard Hazel, of the
Welding Department.

The tourney started on January 15,
and all games will be played on Sunday
mornings starting at 9:30 at the SN
Juniors’ Field.

At the opening game ceremonies Mr.
Marcellin spoke on the idea behind the
establishment of the competition. He
said it was based on the ideals of the
late Father Flannagan of Boys’ Town,
who claimed that there was no such
thing as a bad boy.

Other speakers included E. J. Huckle-
man, B. K,. Chand, and J. Wever.

Mr. Marcellin tossed out the first ball
in the Cardinals-St. Louis game, and
the tourney was underway. The St.
Louis team won the first game, and the
Baby Ruth Juniors beat the Aruba Red
Sox in the second.

SPAC Continued from page I

hours, and working conditions. Members
are elected from the plant "at large”,
and represent all staff and regular em-
ployees except supervisors and certain
other small special groups. The Council
negotiates on negotiable matters plant-
wide.

Advisory Functions

For off-the-job problems there are
three committees with advisory func-
tions. Since the matters they deal with
affect all staff and regular employees,
they are chosen from all levels includ-
ing supervisors, on a plant-wide basis.

The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee functions are given earlier in
this story.

The Commissary Advisory Committee
will advise Management on customer
problems arising from the operation of
the Plant Commissary.

The Lago Sport Park Recreation
Committee will be responsible for or-
ganizing and conducting activities at
the Lago Sport Park.

All four groups are now actively
engaged in representing employees in
their special fields, providing channels
for employee opinion on negotiable or
advisory matters.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
January 16—31 Wednesday, Feb. 8&

February 1—15 Thursday, Feb. 23
Monthly Payrolls
January 1—31 Thursday, Feb. 9



H.R.H. Prince Bernhard
At ARUBA January 23-24, 1950

Prince Be
latter’s pr

Prins Beri
De Vuijst



Medical Director R. C. Carrell invites His Royal

Assistant Gencral . Mi dd :
See eect e eno Ser ae ee eee Highness to tour the Lago Hospital.

his greetings to those of other Management
members at the Main Gate. j ;
Director di Departamento Médico Dr. Carrell, ta
invita Prins pa inspecta facilidadnan di

Sub-gerente General 0. Mingus ta afadi su ¢
saludo na esnan di otro miembronan di Hospitaal.

Directiva na Main Gate.



J. J. Hor
before tu

Sr. Horiga
e lunch a



Aruba’s royal visitor leaves the control tower at the new airport building.
Hundreds of employees lined refinery roads He watches an aerial display by the Aruba

Aruba su bishit.. seal ta baha for di toren di e edificio di vliegveld mobo. as the party passed through. Flying Club.

Cantidad di empleadonan a yena aceranan den Prins ta presta su atencion na un demonstracion
refineria pa mira Prins pasa. di Aruba Flying Club.



|
eee

Prince E
the state
(

les saw the Prince here at the The Prince, accompanied by Governor L. A. H. Peters, drives away from Dakota

Hundreds of Lagoites’ fa
Field to begin his two-day tour of Aruba.

San Nicolas school.
Famianan di hopi empleadonan di Lago a mira Prins ora cu el Prins, acompaha pa Gouverneur L. A. H. Peters ta sali foi vliegveld pe cuminza su
a bishita school na San Nicolas. bishitanan riba Aruba.

Three little girls at Noord are plainly very happy — governor

Sabaneta schoolchildren greet their royal visitor with the a guard of honor presents arms as the Prince leaves the K.L.M. "Flying Dutchman” Bea heatannthanerinees Cn

ALi that brought him to Aruba.

i wu

Muchanan di school di Sabaneta ta cuminda nan Prins cantando Un warda di honor ta presenta arma ora cu Prins a baha for di e aeroplano cu a Tres mucha muher na Noord ta mustra nan Gouverne!
trecé Aruba. legria cu binimento di Prins.

Wilhelmus.





Prince Be! Alex Shaw of Utilities check the controls on the
latter's pri Pefore taking off from de Vuijst Field for a flight
to Dakota with H.R.H. as pilot.

lex Shaw di Utilities net promé cu nan a sali di
iegveld Dakota den aeroplano di Sr. Shaw. Prins mes
tabata di piloto.

Prins Ber)
De Vuijst

At the Santa Cruz school the tall Prince bends far over to talk to Maria,

Canisia, and Teresita Geerman, triplets whose birthday is the same as

Princess Margriet’s. Looking on are Father Grove, Sister Everdina, and
Frere Frederikus.

Na Santa Cruz, Prins ta papia cu Maria, Canisia, y Teresita Geerman, e tres
rumannan cu a nace riba mes fecha cu Prinses Margriet. Pastoor Grove,
Soeur Everdina, y Frere Frederikus a sali hunto cu nan.



An ardent movie fan, the Prince took many pictures of the A.F.C. flying show-
Shown beside him are B. Teagle, director of public relations (and president
of the flying club) and Acting Lt. Gov. H. Hessling.

Un aficcionado di licuf\, Prins Bernhard a saka hopi di e demonstracion
aéreo di Aruba Flying Club. Banda di dje nos ta mira B. Teagle di Public
Relations y Gezaghebber Interino H. Hessling.







J. J. Hoiduces the Prince to C. J. Griffin c
before ut the Esso Club. At center is OF- Carrell
+. J. N. Borbonus
Sr. Horiginta Prins na C. J. Griffin promé cu DF. Carrell ta

e lunch izgar na Esso Club. Mei-mei

Dr. J. N. Borbonus.

nos ta



Prince girst

official act in Aruba was placing a wreath at
the stat gcury.

After greeting each member of the Ecury family
‘ackground) he met former Resistance members.



Prins B.
krans n
famia

1 promé acto oficial na Aruba tabata ponemento di un

nto di Boy Ecury. Despues di a cuminda miembronan di

‘ims a worde presenté na miembronan anterior di
Ondergronds.





ince Bernhard, Acting Lt. Gov. Hessling,
‘e shown on the porch of Oranjestad’s Julianaschool,



Gouverne
isquin na entrada di Julianaschool na Playa.

takes the Prince through one of the air-
conditioned operating rooms at the Hospital.

and Principal

Prins Bernhard, Gezaghebber Interino Hessling, y Hoofd

mustra Prins un di e kambernan di
operacion na Hospitaal.

Su Alteza Real y President di Lago, Sr. J. J.
na Esso Club pa 48 persona, miembronan di e grupo real y di Directiva.

His Highness and Lago President J. J. Horigan are shown in conversation at the luncheon tendered by the Company
at the Esso Club for 48 members of the Priace’s Party and of Management.



Horigan combersando durante e "lunch’’ cu Compania a ofrecé



The Prince receives a gift at Lago’s school for his daughter Marijke from 3-year old Bonnie van

Montfrarns, granddaughter of former Lt. Governor 1. Wagemaker. Others who presented gifts were
Shirley Rimmer, and Hendrika Koster, each for a princess of her own age.

Maria van Ogtrop,

Prins ta ricibi un regalo na School di Lago pa su jioe Marijke cerca Bonnie van Montfrans, nicto
Wagemaker. Otronan cu a presenta regalonan tabata
y Hendrika Koster, cada un pa un prinses di nan edad.

di tres anja di Gezaghebber anterior,
Maria van Ogtrop, Shirley Rimm





Dr. L. C. Kwartsz greets the Prince at the head
of the official welcoming committee.

Mr. L. C. Kwartsz ta ¢ inda Prins como cabez
di e comité oficial di Recepcion.





He was very interested in the Hospital's

incubators for care of very tiny babies.

El a mustra masha interes den "incubators’’
jioenan cu naci promé cu nan tempo.

pa



The Prince’s party pauses at the bottom of the gangway on their arrival January 23.

Prins y su escorte na e momento cu nan a caba di yega Dialuna, 23 di Januari.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Race Against Time

Continuing the dramatic story of
our triumph over time in the job
of tanker turnaround

The January 20th issue of the Aruba Esso News
featured the intro ry part of Race Against Time”,
the story of the suc ful efforts to cut time spent by
tankers in Aruba. ly in 1947 a committee was
formed to study the problem of tanker turnaround.
More than thi thousand hours were being lost each
year by tankers awaiting berth at Aruba. World de-
mands for oil plus high demurrage costs made the
situation serious.

Plans were underway to improve the harbor by
adding new finger pie but in the meantime the
factors affecting harbor traffic were studied. Some
operations could be speeded up; other time-consuming
factors could be eliminated.

Improvement in tanker turnaround depended on de-
partments throughout the refinery, and each was asked
to do its share. Now, at the beginning of 1950, it takes
only 28 hours, 614 minutes to service a tanker. The con-
clusion of this article tells how 22 hours and 35 minutes
were sliced off the average time a tanker spends at
















Aruba.

Studies seemed to show that the
delay was mainly due to bunching of
ships outside the harbor. Twenty-five
percent of the time, one to six tankers
would be waiting their turn for berths.
They would pyramid while the harbor
tried to work off the backlog of ships.
And then some days there would be no
tankers, resulting in idle docks.

A tanker isn’t like a railroad train.
Wind and sea affect its timing. In spite
of all efforts on the part of New York
to schedule the ships, they tended to
bunch. So, while better control of ship-
ping was vital, it could not be depended
upon to correct the problem entirely.

There is an old naval saying that a
new broom sweeps clean, but the old
broom knows the corner. The Marine
Department met the challenge directly
by forming a new group, Harbor Opera-
tions. Seasoned men were placed in the
new division. The job facing this group,
headed by an experienced captain, was
to speed up tanker turnaround in con-
junction with the Ship Operations divi-
sion. They began to whittle away the
minutes on the clock.

Ship dispatchers who report on the
condition of the tankers were sent out-
side the harbor to board ships instead
of waiting for them to berth. Considera-
ble hazard was added to their job since
it is far more difficult to climb thirty
feet of rope ladder in a rough sea than
to walk up a gangplank. But this saved
a lot of dock time. Repairs could be
speeded up by knowing about them in
advance. A Receiving and Shipping
gauger also boarded the ships outside
the harbor to inspect tanks. Orders for
stores were put in before the ship ber-
thed. All of this, of course, had to be
worked out with Customs, and the coo-
peration of the Inspector of Customs
proved to be a vital part in speeding

tanker turnaround.

Time was saved by having tankers
pump out much of their ballast outside
the harbor instead of at the docks. The
Government pilots were most coopera-
tive in bringing ships into the harbor
with less ballast. The pilot force was
increased, and the six pilots put them-
selves on a rigid schedule; sometimes
all three pilots on shift were working at
the same time.

Changes Depended on Crews

All of these changes depended on the
cooperation of the shipping companies
and the tanker crews. The Aruba turn-
around problem was explained to them.
Many improvements in loading speed
were made possible by the crews’ labor
in getting the tankers ready to receive.
Quick pumping of ballast is a crew ope-
ration. Loading oil at record breaking
speeds means extra strain on the crew,
for working close to capacity is tricky
and difficult.

Tanker captains agreed to sail at
night rather than in the morning if
their loading was finished after sun-
down. This cleared the berths for in-
coming ships. In fact, if they began to
bunch up, loaded tankers were sent out-
side to wait for their final laboratory
checks and papers. In some cases this
saved as many as twelve to eighteen
hours per operation.

Three small launches were added to
the harbor fleet. One utility launch, the
Fontaine; a small tug, the Noord, and
the large tug Colorado Point were also
put into service. A stores barge to
shuttle supplies to all parts of the har-
bor freed the launches for other work.

While the work on the new finger pier
began, a new mooring berth at the reef
was built for repairing of ships. Plans



were made to raise the Marine Control
tower, since delays occurred from not
being able to signal some ships directly.

Credit goes to the Lago Police De-
partment; constantly alert to the turn-
around goal, the men of L.P.D. expedi-
ted vessel sailing. They helped to notify
and round-up crews when the tankers
were ready to sail. Any situations that
might have delayed seamen were hand-
led quickly and smoothly by the police.

The clock ticked on. By the end of
1947 the average tanker time had been
reduced to 44 hours, 314 minutes. Al-
most a full 8 hours shift had been saved
per turnaround.

Receiving and Shipping was also
watching the clock. A continual time
and motion study was set up, with gau-
gers recording every loading in detail,
The records filled out by the men at the
gauging office, the pumphouses, and the
docks, were studied carefully. Sources of
delays were pinpointed. Suggestions
from all the men of Receiving and
Shipping were solicited and many good
ideas were promptly acted upon. Such
suggestions as better dock lighting, and
swifter hose handling methods were a
direct result of these studies.

A new refinery water booster pump
was installed to handle ships bringing
fresh water to Aruba. A full cargo from
a T2 tanker could be unloaded in twenty
hours against the forty hours needed
before.

Another hour was cut off the turn-
around time by a new power feeder to
the gasoline pumphouse and a new fuel
oil pump in the loading pumphouse. Pro-
cedures for blending were carefully re-
viewed, and time was saved by improved
planning and methods. Personnel was
shifted, setting wp an assistant operator
to deal directly with tanker loading.

Other Departments in Race

Other departments entered the race
against the clock. The dispatching sec-
tion of the Accounting Department be-
gan to prepare papers before the tan-
kers were completely loaded. Most con-
signees were willing to accept approxi-
mate figures for oil received, and exact
figures were forwarded by airmail.

Another dispatcher clerk was added
to ease the load, which at times can be
a vast job. This saved fifteen minutes to
an hour per vessel. Some ships loading
mixed cargoes may have as many as
twenty-one different sets of papers to
fill out. The dispatcher might handle
1000 separate sheets of paper in prepar-
ing cargo documents for a single ship.

M & C, in charge of dry cargo un-
loading and all maintenance, did _ its
share. Maintenance for the harbor was
given top priority. Methods of handling
cargo from ships like the Esso Aruba
and the Esso Bolivar were studied, and
a fulltime man was assigned to improve
efficiency in operations. Like Receiving
and Shipping, M & C made complete re-
ports on every operation. For time saved
in unloading cargo would clear the
docks for other tankers. Better lighting
in cargo holds, for instance, resulted
from these studies.

Perhaps the most important improve-

FEBRUARY 3, 1950

ment in dry cargo handling was the use
of pallet loading. It worked this way:
Shipments from the Butterworth System
docks at Bayonne were loaded onto woo-
den platforms. The shipments, _ plat-
forms and all, were stowed in the ship's.
cargo hold.

When the ship docked at Aruba. the
platform, or pallet, made handling of
the shipment easy. By the use of fork
lift trucks, considerable hand labor in
moving cargo from the docks to the
storehouse was eliminated.

While cargo handling was being im-
proved, M & C tied in with Process by
speeding up the tank repair program
which pulled out, repaired, and put back
into service as much as half a million
barrels of tank storage a month. Any
shop repair work for tankers that could
not be handled by the Marine Depart-
ment was labeled "'first priority” by the
M & C shops.

Other work done by M & C included
replacement lines for air, water, and a
16 inch unloading line placed to the reef
docks. The pile driver was constantly
assigned to maintenance of docks. And
now, soon ready to go into action, is a
new 15 ton Whirley crane which will be
mounted on a barge to speed up the
lifting of dry cargo.

T.S.D. Work was Vital

Various projects requiring engineer-
ing planning and studies were given
prompt handling by T.S.D. Engineering.

T.S.D. Laboratories had been working
all this time to cut down the hours.
Samples of rust from tanks on ships
loading aviation gasoline were analyzed
before the tankers berthed; they were
thus given a clean "bill of health” in
time to fasten the hoses as soon as the
mooring lines were tied. This fast coor-
dination between departments meant
that the loading lines could be scheduled
for a ship long before it docked.

In fact, the laboratories worked so
efficiently that soon it was common
practice for the labs to telephone the
results of intermediate samples before
loading was completed, so work on the
cargo documents could start.

A delicate balance had to be kept
between quality and speed. More exact
standards helped to cut the time. Delays
caused by contamination of products
were largely eliminated by more rigid
checking of samples. So, as the volume
of business rose, necessary discharges of
off-test cargoes were decreased.

Three years are past. The clock at
the end of 1949 reads 28 hours, 61%
minutes,

Cutting down tanker turnaround has
been a big job. It is an accomplishment
that is vital to Lago’s ability to com-
pete in the world oil market.

To the hundreds of men who had a
part in the job; to the men who repre-
sent Lago, tanker crews, the Govern-
ment and consular officials and our af-
filiates in the New York office, must
go the credit. Their labor and _ sweat,
their ingenuity and dedication to the
task, have made the ’’impossible’’ chal-
lenge a reality.







The Marine Department formed the Harbor Opera-

rations; George Earney, dispatcher;

and M. Dunn, Key to the successful program was the cooperation of tanker crews

: : : 7 . T a ae REC al 2 shipping anies.
s group to speed turnaround. Aboy re Captain shift supervisor. The group consists of 15 men on and shipping compan kers ‘
Who th Vilkie of S X B to receive oil, such as this Esso supertanker, are invaluable.

W. F. Baker, acting head; R. N. Wilkie of Ship Ope-

continuous shift.

nk in spick and span condition ready







FEBRUARY 3, 1950



ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Slicing Tanker Turnaround Time Was a Vast Operation by Many Departments



C. D. Goedgedrag, assistant operator at the
loading pumphouse, checks the gauge of
the new fuel oil pump (pump is_ inside
building). This operator is one of four who
deals directly with tanker loading.

On the docks the wharfingers boosted turn-

around efficiency by improved hosehandling

methods. Whenever possible the hoses were

lined up ahead of time; the tankers could
load shortly after docking.





C. Lake, gauger, inspects the ship’s tanks

and relays his report to the office. Com-

piete reports filled out by the gaugers were

studied. Several new loading methods re-
sulted from these studies.







At the Receiving and Shipping office,
G. H. Niekoop checks loading reports which
show the time each operation takes. Sour-
ces of delays were pinpointed; good sug-
gestions were acted upon.



M. Noot, head pilot, stands on the bow of one of the three

launches which the six pilots use to meet tankers and bring

them into the harbor. The pilot force was increased io

meet the problem; a rigid schedule was followed to keep
the tankers moving.



The government and consular officials had
a vital part in the job. In the above picture
the port doctor boards a tanker followed
by a ships dispatcher. Immigration and
Customs also impreyed turnaround time.

Testing of a cargo of aviation gasoline is
being done by Ramon Croes, Lab 1. Sam-
ples like this were taken before the loading
was completed; if tests were satisfactory,
work on the cargo documents could start.

Dry cargo handling by M & C together with high priority

ratings on all harbor and tanker repair work sliced

tim: off the clock. Pallet loading increased efficiency.

Quick lifting of bulky items such as this launch being
placed on a lake tanker was essential.

Alvin A. Texeira,

accounting dispatcher,
may handle 600 to 1000 pieces of paper
for a single vessel. A new assistant and
use of approximate figures made it easier
to have documents ready for sailing.

The tugboat Delaplaine maneuvers an Esso tanker awav

from the doch. The addition of three launches, a stores

barge, a utility launch, and a small and large tug helped

harbor traffic move fastere Walkie-Talkie radio commu-
nication is now being planned.



At the start of 1950, new harbor facilities

will begin to cut turnaround time even

more. This new 75’ observation tower; the

finished finger pier, and other projects
will carry on the job done so well.



Coin Your Ideas Pays Out
Fls. 1485 to 48 Employees

A total of Fis. 1485 was paid out by
the Coin Your Ideas Committee for 48
suggestions which were judged winners
in November. Top winners were Carl E.
Rogers, Adolfo Arends, and C. J.
Arends, each of whom won Fs. 100.

Mr. Rogers’ idea was to remove the
accumulated catalyst in the cottrell
precipitator breeching during operation
or general inspection,

Adolfo Arends suggested that code
calls nos. 602 and 603 be discontinued.

Cc. J. Arends’ winner was that Com-
missary deliveries to Lago Heights
bungalows be staggered.

Other winners from the November
list:

H. R. Narain, Fils. 50, install board
system for unlicensed Lake Fleet per-
sonnel.

J. D. Morris, Fis. 40, equip all
gauges used for hydrostatic testing of
vessels and drums with jet connections.

Arthur Le Grand, Fls. 40, method for
removal of compressors cylinder heads,
GAR-2.

Thomas E. Foy, Fis. 40, reinforce-
ment to keep steering column in place
on three-wheeled scooters.

Ashby Atherley, Fls. 40, discontinue
issuance of Dixie cups.

Aurelio Barros, Fis. 35, when casting
pump bases, cast numbers also in relief,
old and new bases.

W. van Heyningen, Fls. 30, install
fire extinguishers on all cranes, trac-
tors, and bulldozers.

Carroll Bond, FIs. 30, relocate suction
line valves north of No. 1 hot oil pump,
combination units 1—4.

Pedro Nicolaas, Fls. 30, increase
height of fence on road, vicinity of
Tank No. 288.

Joseph Jourbert, Fls. 30, attach "L”
type connection to exhaust pipe of each
barrel still vacuum pump, Lab No. 3.

Kenneth Hewlett, Fls. 30, relocate
one shot valve stem lubricators to side
of compressor casing, GAR-2.

M. Garrido, Fls. 30, install guard
rails on catwalk of new transit mix
trucks.

A. Lo Fo Wong, Fis. 30, use personal
cups in all control rooms.

Daniel Hassell, Fls. 30, install trays
under each set of burners, No. 5 com-
bination unit.

Charles Jardine, Fils. 25,
base of lube oil cradles, GAR-1.

Herman Figueira, Fls. 30, relocate
valve above union discharge side steam
traps. .

Fred Wormald, Fls. 30, place 8” stub
in ash piece section to 16” motor ethyl
line.

Thomas A. Wolfe, Fls. 25, install
plastic or hard rubber fixtures in lake
tankers.

H. Garcia, Fils. 25, take orders for
Christmas trees months in advance.

L. J. Sylvester, Fls. 25, remove sec-
tion of railing, vicinity of cross soaking
section, Pressure Stills Nos. 5 and 6.

Edgar Leysner, Fls. 25, install ladder
on cooler box, no. 11 Crude Still; and
Fls. 20, install extension to 1” steam
valve to bank tube inlet, no. 5 rerun
still.

Council Ladner, Fls. 25, install heavy
mesh monel screen on each side of
strainer in spent circulating line, PCAR
2nd floor.

L. E. Benne, FIs. 25, install or extend
monorail over pump no. 1578, loading
pumphouse.

Norris Nyack, Fls. 25, remove present
and install in new position safety bar-
ricade around electric line pole between
BQ’s No. 10 and 12, Lago Heights.

M. Christiaans, Fls. 25, install drain
line to Nos. 4 and 5 gasoil outlet on
no. 5 cooler box to drain and test coils,

R. G. Castanheire, Fils. 25, change
current source of water cooler to in-
strument source, ISAR.

Jack Jamison, Fls. 25, install T and
valve in water outlet and inlet lines for
backflushing N.D. and P.D. aftercoolers,
Vis Units.

lengthen

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

BERNHARD

Continud den pag. |

ficio y a mira e diferente facilidadnan
moderno pa tur empleadonan y nan fa-
mianan. E tabata particularmente inte-
resd den seccion pa muchanan y den
“incubators” den cual jioenan cu nace
tempran of otronan cu mester di cui-
do especial ta worde tenji.

Durante su conversacionnan cu Prins
Bernhard, Mr. Horigan a mustra riba e
varios facilidadanan y plannan di bene-
ficio cu Compania ta mantene pa su em-
pleadonan. :

Dos punto cu a interesA Prins masha
tabata programa di aprendiz, na cual
400 mucha-homber Arubiano ta tuma
parti den un curso di 4 anja, y entrena-
miento pa supervisornan y pa otro em-
pleadonan durante oranan di trabao.

Prins Bernhard a mustra interes tam-
be den e sistema di representacion di
empleadonan, pa medio di cual emplea-
donan por trata cu directiva di Compa-
nia riba problemanan cu ta afectA nan.

Otro asuntonan riba cualnan Sr. Ho-
rigan a yama Prins su atencion tabata
facilidadnan di recreo, pa cual Lago ta
percura, incluyendo Sport Park nobo cu
lo keda cla pa celebracion di Anja di La
Reina; importancia cu Compania ta pone
riba seguridad di su empleadonan; va-
rios plannan di beneficio cu Compania
ta mantene pa bienestar di su empleado-
nan.

Promé acto di Prins ora cu el a ye-
ga Aruba tabata ponemento di un krans
na monumento di Boy Ecury na Oranje-
stad. Despues di esey el a bishita kerki,
varios schoolnan y misanan, y otro lu-
garnan.

Despues di su bishita na islanan Ho-
landes di West Indie, Prins Bernhard
tabata pa haci bishitanan oficial na Me-
xico y Canada. Lo e bolbe Holanda ‘gin-
da di mei-mei di Maart.

Dominico Kelly, Fls. 20, install lunca
lockers in Boiler Shop.

Matthew John, Fls. 20, install fire
extinguisher in building south of Colony
sub-warehouse.

Jose Koolman, Fls. 20, erect bicycle
rack in vicinity of Zone A office.

E. H. de L’Isle, Fis. 20, instali
sprockets and chains to three 2” valves,
steam/water manifold, No. 11 Crude
Still.

Leonard Marques, Fls. 20, relocate
temperature recorder in O.H. line before
cooler, No. 11 Crude Still.

Francois H. Jacques, Fls. 20, install
handles or knobs on doors, Esso Heights
Camp.

F. Lo Fo Sang, Fls. 20, install step
at southwest entrance of Cracking
Plant Sub-station.

Frank Mingo, Fls. 20, install bleeder
from controller bottom plate to sewer
or blowdown tar controller valves, com-
bination units Nos. 1—8.

Joseph Hinkson, Fls. 20, provide slot
for papers, etc. at Lago Heights Post
Office.

Darrell Jackson, Fls. 20, install step
and light between tanks nos. 208
and 74.

Chesterfield Boyce, Fls. 20, construct
small cigarette butt containers and
place in Esso Heights quarters.

P. Erasmus, Fls. 20, connect walk-
ways and install handrails northeast of
no. 5 air compressor aftercooler.

Rupert Bishop, Fls. 20, paint exten-
sion handles, used for windows, Lago
Club Auditorium.

-F. L. Berry, Fls. 20, remove request*
slip boxes and place inside X-ray Labo-
ratory, construct wall slot.

Paul M. Wallace, Fis. 20, illuminate
parking lot between Lago Police Office
and Aruba Trading Company.

Juan Yaragaray, Fls. 20, install drain
line from oil burner wash to sewers,
combination units Nos. 1—8.

O. Dowling, Fils. 20, install wire
screens in windows, waiting rooms to
Sections C and D, Lago Hospital.

| Safety Pays |

FEBRUARY 2, 1950



Approximately 500 children attended the annual

New Year’s party organized by

Venezuelan Consul General Ramon Madrid. The party (above) was given at the Socie-
dad Bolivariana, and presents and refreshments went to all the children who attended.

PRINCE'S VISIT from page 1
from De Vuijst Field to Dakota Field at
the other end of the island. He flew a
plane belonging to A. H. Shaw, Utilities
Divison, and was accompanied by his
aide, Major G. Sonderman, and Mr.
Shaw. Three other planes, piloted by
members of the Aruba Flying Club, es-
corted the Prince on his flight.

The Prince expressed himself as well-
pleased with the performance of the
plane, a four-passenger Beechcraft Bo-
nanza, and was very appreciative of the
opportunity to pilot the ship.

His desire to fly the plane arose
after watching it take part in an aerial
exhibition put on by members of the
Aruba Flying Club. The exhibition was
held over the lagoon next to the Esso
Club, were the Prince and his. party had
luncheon.

Prince Bernhard and his party arriv-
ed at Lago’s main gate about 11 o’clock
on the morning of January 24. They
left Lago about 3 in the afternoon.
During that time Company President
J. J. Horigan acted as host to the royal
visitor.

After driving through the refinery,
the party stopped at the Lago High
School. There the school children sang
the Dutch national anthem and four
girls, corresponding in age to the four
Royal Princesses, presented the Prince
with gifts to take back to the Princesses
in Holland.

From the School Prince Bernhard

went to the Lago Hospital. There he
was taken on a tour of the building,
where he saw the various up-to-date
medical facilities which are available to
all Lago employees: and their families.
He was especially interested in the
nursery and the incubators where pre-
mature babies and others needing
special care are taken care of.

During his conversation with Prince
Bernhard, Mr. Horigan pointed out the
various facilities and benefit plans
which the Company provides for its em-
ployees. Two features which especially
interested the Prince were Lago’s ap-
prentice training program, where over
400 Aruban boys are in a four-year
course, and the Company’s supervisory
and on the job training for other
employees.

Prince Bernhard also showed interest
in the system of employee representa-
tion at Lago, in which employees deal
with the Company’s management on
problems affecting the employee body.

Other matters which Mr. Horigan
brought to the Prince’s attention were
the recreation facilities provided by
Lago, including the new Sport Park
stadium which will be ready for the
Queen’s Birthday this year; the extent
to which the Company encourages the
development of educational facilities
both among its employees and else-
where on the island; the importance
which the Company places on safety;
and various benefit plans which the
Company sponsors for the welfare of

ay Teper:

Employees from the Acid and Edeleanu Plant gathered recently to present a farewell
gift to Erskine Anderson, who left Lago after 20 years service to go to the States.
Mr. Anderson plans to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and work toward a
degree in law. He is seen above holding the package which R. V. Heinze (wearing
jacket at left) has just presented to him. In addition to his long service at the Acid
Plant, Mr. Anderson had also been a valued Aruba Esso News reporter for many years.

Privacy

We built a fence—
No little labor—

To hide our doings
From our neighbor.

But now that we
Have stopped his viewing,
We can’t see what
Our neighbor's doing.
Reprinted from COSMOPOLITAN





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VOL 11 No 3 PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO LTD FEBRUARY 3 1930
Pattern of New Committee Plan Is
Completed With SPAC Appointments
The Special Problems Adisory Committee was appointed by Management
January 18 with Casper Lacle Alfred Medera Julio van Dinter Gideon Kath
iuim Juste de Vries Francisco Croes Fred Marshall and Reuben Medford
named to sene C F Smith is Managements contact with the committee At
a later meeting the eight members elected Mr Lacle chairman Mr Medera
\ice chairman and Mr van Dinter secretary
As in the case of the Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee and the Commis
sary Adisory Committee this appointed group will sene for a term after
which elections will be held The only part of the new plan not now completed
is that of the district representath es who will be elected after the Lago
Employee Council negotiates a working agreement with the Company
The Special Problems Advisory Com
mittee will represent all staff and
Man Dies As Schooner regular employees because the items on
which it is to advise Management concern
Wrecks on North Coast all employees While the Lago Employee
Council negotiates wages hours
The hero in the famous Spanish and working conditions only for non
author Miguel Saavedra de Cervantes supervisory personnel the SPAC advises
masterpiece Don Quijote fought and consults with the Company on the
against windmills particular matters outlined below of
In a more tragic manner the schooner interest to all employees It is drawn
Don Quijote of the Dominican Repu from all levels and to give proportionate
blic had a losing fight against wind and representation it includes four
sea when it encountered a storm on nationals and four non nationals
Arubas north coast on Sunday January The Special Problems Advisory Committee
15 will advise and consult with the
With torn sails and a broken rudder Company on matters pertaining to employee
the schooner drifted aimlessly around benefit plans sales to employees
with eleven lives at stake Of these ten other than Commissary items safety
With the lefinery for a backdiop IIRH Prince Bernhaid pauses for a moment after were members of the crew and one was topics not related to work medical facilities
making motion pictures of an aeiial exhibition put on foi his benefit Januaiy 24 by the a passenger Emilio Suarez whom music-lovers and other off-the-job problems
Aruba Flying Club The Piince an aident fljing enthusiast himself enjojed the
spectacle benefit such as the
will remember as a maestro Advising on plans
r before a luncheon gien for him and his party by La go at the new Esso Club
le visiting here two years before Thrift Plan Vacation Savings Plan and
Cu refineria tras di su lomba Pi ins Bemhard ta para net oia cu el a caba di saka When the situation became more critical Retirement Plan is possibly its most
pelicula di e exhibicion aereo cu Aruba Flying Club a demonstra durante su bishita four men were sent out from the important activity Because of this and
na Lago dia 24 di Januari Prins
un aficcionado di bulamento
duna lunch a goza e demonstiacion ship in a rowboat to summon help They because advising efficiently requires a
prome cu e cu Lago a ofrece na Dje y su acompaiiantenan na Esso Club
too drifted for many hours and though thorough understanding of the various
they left the ship in distress around plans special sessions may be necessary
Thousands See Prince Miles Ta Mira Prins Bernhard
seven on Sunday morning they did not to acquaint the members with all
On His Visit to Aruba Durante Su Bishita na Aruba reach land until Monday afternoon features
They then walked from Boedoei to Santa
Miles di hende reuni na varios lugar Cruz reporting at the Police Station New Plan Reviewed
Thousands of people gathered at nan riba Aruba luna pasa a mira y there around three in the afternoon
various places on the island last month saluda Su Alteza Real Prins Bernhard The appoinment of the Special Problems
While in the process of getting
to see and cheer His Royal Highness orga Advisory Committee rounds out
durante su bishita na Aruba mira nized to answer the call for help news
Prince Bernhard during his visit to portretnan riba 4 the committees formed under the new
pagina 5
y came that it was no longer needed as
Aruba For the full story of the employee representation plan with
Prins a bishita Aruba dia 23 y 24 di the ship had been smashed against the
Princes visit in pictures see pages 4 Januari durante e tempo ey Prins y rocks negotiating activities and advisory acti
and 5 su escorte a keiru riba henter Aruba vities handled by separate groups to
Of the seven men that remained aboard
Prince Bernhard visited Aruba on di un punta pa otro ensure the best possible handling Pro
ship waiting for help one was either
January 23 and 24 During that time he Prins a termina bishita portionate representation is secured by
su na Lago drowned or smashed against the rocks
and his party toured the island from dia 24 cu un biaha den un avion the groups containing national and non
par The survivors reported him to be a man
one end to the other ticular for national members in proportion to the
di de Vuijst Field
Dakota
of about
pa 55 or 60 of Police
years age
The Prince ended his visit to Lago on durante number of employees being represented
cual e mes tabata piloto E
the
saw body floating when they arrived
January 24 by piloting
a private plane aeroplano ta propiedad di A H Shaw di on the coast for an inspection Negotiable Functions
Utilities y esnan cu a compane aden The schooner was coming from Santo
Continued on page 8 tabata Majoor G Sonderman y A H Domingo with a cargo of grain and The Lago Employee Council is an
Shaw Tres otio avion di Aruba Flying fruit The survivors were taken back to eight man negotiating group dealing
Club a haci e biaha di un punta di e the Santa Cruz Police Station where a with on-the-job problems of wages
isla pa otro hunto cu Prins Prins tabata full of the made
report tragedy was Continued on page 8
Cost of Living Bonus for S & R masha satisfecho cu funcionamiento
Employees Continues 3 Months di e aeroplano y a aprecia masha cu el
a haya oportunidad pa bula aden como
In a meeting with the Lago Employee piloto
Council January 28 Management announced El a haya deseo di bula den e aero
the figures in the latest cos t plano despues di a mire tumando parti
of living survey resulting in a new den un exhibicion aereo cu miembronan
cost of living bonus for staff and regular di Aruba Flying Club a demonstra E
i employees for the three months exhibicion a tuma lugar over di e lagoen
from February 1 to April 30 The new banda di Esso Club nobo unda Prins y
bonus similar in all aspects to the bonus su acompanantenan a gasta lunch
of the past three months except in Prins Bernhard y su escorte a yega
amount will be 539 per cent of regular na maingate di Lago pa 11 or di main
and overtime earnings and any acting ta dia 24 di Januari Nan a sali foi
or temporary allowances The last previous Lago pa 3 or di merdia
bonus was 523 per cent Despues di a pasa den refineria
The Council was also informed that Prins a bishita school di Lago Ex mu
notification of changes in the cost of chanan di school a canta Wilhelmus y
living bonus will be made only in the cuater mucha muher correspondiendo
Aruba Esso News in the future and na edad di e cuater Princesitanan a pre
not also by General Notice as in the senta regalonan na Prins pe hiba pa su
past This is in line with the recent jioenan
policy of using the Aruba Esso News Di school Prins a sigui pa Hospitaal
Members
of the Special Problems Advisory Committee aic standing Fred Mai shall
more extensively for announcements to di Lago Aya el a bishita henter e edi- LOF Gideon Rathnum TSD Reuben Medford M & C Yaid Trancisco Croes M & C
employees Yard Sitting Juste de Vries Gas Plant Alfred Medeia Stoiehouse Casper Lacle
Conttnud na pag 8 Industiial Relations and Julio Van Dinter Receding and Shipping
2 00015.jpg
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
FEBRUARY 3 1950
Three Are Promoted Recently
A S N Refinery Reporters
IBTOA Promotion went to three employees
Simon Coronet oooooooo Hospital in the Comptrollers Department last
Blpat Chand oooooooo Storehouse month They are A S Ayer R
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA NETHERLAND WEST INDIES BY THE Sattaur Bacchus Instrument H
Simon Geerman Engle and G G Baker
LACO OIL & TRANSPORT CO LTD oooooooo Drydock
Bernard Marquis Marine Office
Iphil Jones Receiving & Shipping Mr Ayer was appointed Assistant
The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed Fernando Erskine Anderson da Silva Acid Pressure& Edeleanu Stllla Chief Accountant with supervision over
Friday February 3 1950 All copy must reach the editor Bertie Vlapree CTR & Field Shops four divisions Cashiers Financial and
in the Personnel Building by Friday noon January 27 Hugo de Vrles TSD Office Cost Service and
Wlllemfrldus Bool Accounting Shipping and Process
Telephone 523 Mrs Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2 An employee since September 1931
Jacinto de Kort Laboratories 1 & 2
Prited by the Curacaosche Courant Curasao NWI Laboratory 3 Mr Ayer was division head of Financial
Harold Wathey Lago Police
Mrs M A Mongroe Esso & Lago Clubs
Eisa Mackintosh Dining Hall 2
George Lawrence
300000000 Cubic Miles But Still Scarce Calvin Hasseli oooooooo M & C Catalytic Office
Federico Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith Boiler Tin
Covering three quarters of the earths surface the sea Cade Abraham i Pipe
holds at least three hundred million cubic miles of water Jan John Oduber Francisco Colony Commissary Welding
all of which at a price could be distilled into drinking Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Stella Oliver Laundry
water Ricardo Van Blarcum Colony Service Office
Claude Bo lah
Colony Shops
No one has ever calculated how much of the surface of Garage
the earth is covered by lakes ponds rivers brooks and Edney Harold Huckleman James Industrial Relations Sports
other fresh water But it is thought that eleven million Samuel Rajroop oooooooo Special
cubic miles of water are currently frozen into glaciers Carpenter Gas& Paint Plant
icecaps and ice sheets Converted to liquid form they
would equal the total rainfall on the land surface of the Lake Fleet Reporters & _ fr 1
earth for the next 325 years and would raise the sea a
hundred and fifty feet above its present level R Boekhoudt SS Amacuro -<\
M L Lane SS
Ambrosio
So far from being a natural resource which is constantly J A Melfor SS Andlno
dwindling water is as permanent as sunlight and air N R Wilson Sampson SS SS Bachaquero Boscan
Instead of diminishing the amount of water on the earth H W Mulzac 7S Caripito
M John SS Cumarebo
actually keeps increasing N F Clarke SS Guarico A S Ayer
The term water shortage only has meaning when F R Modeste M Josephla SS SS Invercaibo Inverrosa above left
applied to a certain place at a certain time Today the P N Semeleer SS Inverruba
C T Pantophlet SS
Jusepin
certain place is New York and New Jersey where Lagos Z Z Fleming SS Mara R H Engle
fresh water comes from and the time is now that area J F Smith T Angel SS SS Maracay Misoa above right
is in the midst of a serious water shortage So water the R A Martls SS Pederales
W F Van Putten SS Quiriquire G G Baker
commonest and cheapest of our mineral resources in the C Gilkes SS Sabaneta left
United States its even cheaper than dirt has suddenly K L Flndley Davis SS SS San San Cristobal Carlos
become one of our most valuable commodities C A Euton SS Temblador
A C Nurse SS Trujillo
The water shortage in the eastern part of the US is J Kock SS Yamanota
now critical Before the situation gets better it will G J I O Yanga Walker Tug Delaplaine Skoregang and Cost Accounting prior to his assignment
probably get worse Until the fresh water supply once again L E Marchena Tug Colorado Point to his present position
D L Van Putten Relief Pumpmen
becomes plentiful everyone must cooperate in reducing our Mr Engle was named Assistant Chief
consumption Effectively reducing our use of water cannot Accountant with supervision over these
be accomplished by just a few its a job in which every divisions Material and Commissary
body must do their part Payroll and Thrift Properties Records
bai atras awa ta mes permanente por bisa cu solo y aire
and Tabulating and Statistical Mr En
Enbez di mengua e cantidad di awa riba mundo ta sigui
Lamar ta Grandi Pero Awa Dushi Ta Scars aumenta continuamente gles Company service dates from
March 1929 and he was head of the
E termino scarsedad di awa tin nificacion solamente ora
Systems and Methods Division until his
Lamar ta cubri tres parti di mundo y ta consisti di cu ta aplique na un cierto lugar na un cierto tempo Actual new assignment
alomenos tres millon milla cubico di awa y tur e tres mente e cierto lugar ta New York y New Jersey e lugar Mr Baker was appointed head of the
jnillon milla cubico por worde distilla na awa di bebe esaki nan di unda Lago ta haya su awa dushi y e cierto tempo Systems and Methods Division replacing
maturalmente tin su prijs ta awor Asina anto awa e producto di mas barata y mas Mr Engle An employee since May 1948
Ningun hende no a yega di calcula cuanto parti di mundo comun di repente a bira un di masha balor Mr Baker was formerly a Systems and
ta cubri pa lagonan rionan tankinan y otro awa dushi Na e lugarnan ey rond ta existi un scarsedad grandi di Methods Analyst A
Pero si ta conoci cu 11 millon milla cubico di awa ta conti awa y prome cu situacion yega na drecha e scarsedad lo
nuamente na forma di ijs Si tur c ijs worde comberti na bira mas grandi ainda Te ora cu awa dushi bira abimdante
liquido lo e iguala yobida riba mundo pa e siguiente 325 atrobe tur hende mester coopera pa usa asina poco awa cu French Club to Sponsor Games
anjanan venidero y lo aumenta superficie di lamar cu 150 ta posibel No por logra alcanza un reduccion efectivo si
The French Windward
Island
pia di loque e ta awor algun persona so coopera esaki ta un trabao den cual cada Wel
Asina pues enbez di ta un producto di naturaleza cu ta hende tin di cumpli cu su parti fare Association will sponsor two competitions
which get underway early this
month The group will sponsor tournaments
in dominoes and all fours
Copious Quantities of Condensed Vapor of the Atmosphere Limerick Contest Winners In charge of the two competitions are
Gravitate Earthward During the Month of January V Emanuel Ph Lake R Van Blarcum
H Quow J Forbes J De Vries Ch
First prize winner in last months
The year 1949 wasnt the rainiest year in the refinerys history in fact it
Raghnauth D N Solomon and B K
ranked 6th But 1950 will certainly set a new record if it maintains the rainfall safety limerick contest is David E
record set during the first 30 days of January Tang of the Accounting Department Chand
By the morning of January 30 this year 76 inches of rain had fallen This He wins Fls 5 for his entry
is considerably more than has ever fallen during any month of January in the
One way to be safe this new year
20 years that records have been kept The previous record for the most rain At work keep yourself in the clear
in January was 359 inches in 1934 the January average is only 149 January Alert ears and eyes
1950 thus becomes the sixth rainiest month in 20 years Your health is your prize
There ws more rain 309 inches last August than during any month of For an accident can end your career
August in the last 20 years The preious high was 228 inches in 1938 Second prize winner is Mrs N U
Three of 1949s months February October and December ranked third in
Cenac of the CYI Office She wins
total rainfall for those months since 1929 December with 745 inches was Fls 3 for her last line Youll work
especially heavy since the average December rainfall over the last two decades through the year without fear
is 367 less than half 1949s figure Malcolm King Accounting Department
1944 remains the refinerys wettest year with 3119 inches falling Total wins Fls 2 for his last line And
amount falling in 1949 was 2071 just over four inches above the annual to all safety talks lend an ear
average 1655 Next months limerick will be the
The complete rainfall record as furnished by the TSD Laboratories data is last This is it
in inches
Year Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Total The Limerick Contest is done mBBlWBHbm
1929 147 222 263 Therell be no more after this one
1930 126 Nil Nil 053 Nil 022 Nil 020 063 085 166 238 773 But keep safety in mind
1931 065 059 Nil 032 069 003 160 052 484 040 183 412 1559 Calvin Hasseli M & C is seen above atop
1932 266 030 010 Nil 130 070 055 082 173 465 971 385 2637 And you always will find the Empire State Building in New York
1933 197 144 033 015 024 092 190 074 031 667 338 902 2707
while recent to the States With
trip
on a
1934 359 020 010 002 Nil 033 014 117 017 100 460 159 1291
1935 027 340 026 003 003 011 069 020 344 178 531 205 1759 him is his cousin Louise Schmidt Mr
1936 034 024 Nil 040 001 046 154 001 285 259 333 223 1403 Hasseli spent two months in the States
1937 219 017 005 Nil 031 027 059 026 048 102 245 673 1452
line make it visiting Miami Washington New Bedford
write last rhyme
Just
1938 265 138 170 213 035 045 169 228 024 268 1185 323 3063 a
1939 145 075 029 006 Trace 051 005 042 055 218 295 202 1123 with done and send it with your Connecticut Allentown Pennsyl
1940 015 009 010 006 044 008 037 023 078 021 530 112 893 vania where he visited with Francisco
1941 037 Nil 012 412 041 024 074 005 021 182 052 046 909 name payroll number and department Dijkhoff and Dominico Britten Lagos two
1942 107 016 002 121 003 118 055 131 187 259 386 592 1979
to the Aruba Esso News Get it in by
1943 267 015 039 037 013 068 137 052 016 126 203 175 1148 apprentice scholarship winners and New
1944 091 038 030 091 550 075 081 035 051 167 1210 700 3119 February 22 York While in New York he saw former
1945 044 233 066 080 UH23 116 052 112 023 293 071 016 1131 Lagoites L G Smith W C Colby and
1946 139 189 010 023 071 161 041 023 001 055 685 867 2265 Remember this safety limerick
1947 237 015 Trace Trace 001 007 088 071 064 038 072 239 832 will be the last in the contest And it H A Atwood all of whom send back their
1948 119 075 017 084 064 032 062 050 058 067 245 124 997 regards to friends here Mr Hasseli went
1949 212 222 011 001 022 002 029 309 015 414 089 745 2071 will also be your last chance for win to the States on November 16 returning
Average 149 083 024 061 056 051 077 074 102 200 413 367 1655
ning Fls 5 3 or 2 to Aruba on January 14
1929 Data not Included in Averages
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FEBRUARY 3 1950 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Comite pa Problemanan Especial
Nombra na Reunion di Dia 18 NEW ARRIVALS
Comite Consultative pa Problemanan
Especial a worde nombra pa Di A son Robelto Tranosco to Mr and Mrs
rectiva dia 18 di Januari y ta inclui e Thomas A son Cannegieter Dhana Don January Turhan 10 to Mr and Mrj
siguiente miembronan Casper Lacle Ilerbin Moore January 10
A son Wilfndo Israel to Mr and Mrs Trans
Alfred Medera Julio van Dinter Gideon Koolman January 11
A daughter Edith Telise to Mr and Mrs
de Vriest Francisco
Just
Rathum Joseph Vesprey January 11
Croes Fred Marshall y Reuben Med A son Henry Hugo lo Mr and Mrs Ange
Brookson January 11
ford C F Smith ta tene contacto cu e Twin sons Elwin Dennis and Edwin Dellls lo
Mr and Mrs Phillipe Medard January 12
Comite pa Directiva Na un reunion A son Benito to Mr and Mrs Loduvicus van
teni despues e ocho miembronan a eli der Biezen January 12
A daughter Hendrika Yolanda to Mr and
gi Sr Lacle como presidente Sr Mede Mrs Wilhelmus Hopmans January 12
A daughter Antoinette Christina to Mr and
ra como vice presidente y Sr van Dinter Mis Robert Martin Jaunary 13
como secretario A son Leopold Osmund to Mr and Mrs Her
bert Cox January 13
Mescos cu den casonan di Comite A son Hilano Alfonso to Mr and Mrs Cenho
Consultative di Sport Park y di Comite Maduro A daughter January Joycelyn 14 Elva to Mr and Mrs
Consultative di Comisario e grupo nom Arno Daniel January 15
A son Eduardo Eufustino to Mr and Mrs
sr bra lo sirbi pa un termino y despues di Felis De Cuba January 16
ft A son David Joseph to Mr and Mrs Matias
esey eleccionnan lo tuma lugar E linico John January 16
parti di e plan nobo cu falta pa complete A son David Anthony to Mr ami Mrs David
Tung January 17
ainda ta representantenan di dis A daughter Brenda Shirley to Mr and Mrs Several hundred distinguished guests lepresenting Curasao government and business
tricto cualnan lo worde eligi despues cu Genaro A daughter Roos January Judith 17 Donna Tiancezka to Mr circles attended the opening January 16 of the Cuiacaosche Courants new print shop
Lago Employee Council y Compania ne and Mrs Ralph Walker January 18 at Willemstad The large and well equipped shop where the Aruba Esso News is
A daughter Ramona Patricia to Mr and Mrs punted now has the fullest printing facilities in the area A part of the dedication
gocia y establece un combenio di tra Trancis Jeffrey January 18 ceremony is shown Governor L A H Peters of Curasao is presenting owner P Gor
A son James Elbert to Mr and Mrs Stanley
bao Stephenson January 18 sira with the Government order changing the name of the street where the shop
E Comite Consultativo pa Problema A son Theodore Edward Jr to Dr and Mrs is located to William Lee Street after the man who founded the business in 1812
Theodore Kretschmer January 20 Lago was represented at the opening of the shop R W
new by
lo tur Schlageter of the
nan Especial represents emplea A son Reynold Daniel to Mr and Mrs Henry
Richardson January 20 Public Relations Department
donan regular y di staff pasobra pun A son George Alexander to Mr and Mrs
tonan riba cual nan lo conseha Compa Hemy Cr anson January 20
A son Kenneth Don Anthony to Mr and Mrs
nia lo afecta tur empleadonan Mien Stephen Blaize January 21 Barco di Bela A Perde Softball Competition Starts
A son Mohamed Yussuff Haroun Al Raschid
tras cu Lago Employee Council ta ne to Mr and Mrs Mohamed Haniff January 21
A Softball for
Banda di Costa di Aruba competition the youths
gocia riba salarionan oranan y condi A aon to Mr and Mrs Jacques Vaseur
January 23 of Aruba got underway last month at
cionnan di trabao empleadonan
pa cu no
the San Nicolas Juniors Field The
ta den grupo supervisorio Comity Consultativo Biahando di Santo Domingo pa Aruba
Francis Fourrier Joins LOF tournament is sponsored by B Marcel
Problemanan di maishi fruta barco
pa Especial cu- un carga y e
CCPS ta conseha y consulta y conseha In Executive Development Program di bela Don Quijote a contra masha lin San Nicolas merchant and was
organized by Richard H Murray of the
Compania riba asuntonan delinia aki mal tempo banda di costa pa nort di
Storehouse and Richard Hazel of the
bao cu ta di interes pa tur empleadonan Francis Fourrier General Foreman Aruba Diadomingo 15 di Januari
Su miembronan ta inclui empleadonan of the Light Oils Finishing Department Cu belanan geskeer y timon kibra e Welding Department
supervisorio y no supervisorio y at Humble Oils Baytown refinery has barco a keda ta drief sin rumbo cu The tourney started on January 15
and all games will be played on Sunday
tin arrived in Aruba on a loan basis in connection
pa representacion proporcional e ta diezun bida den balanza Di es diezun
mornings starting at 930 at the SN
inclui cuater miembro di nacionalidad with Jersey Standards Executive abordo diez tabata tripulantenan y e Juniors Field
Holandes y cuater di nacionalidad Development Program He is now otro tabata un pasahero un tal Emilio
stranhero working with G L MacNutt assistant Suarez kende tabata aki na Aruba como At the opening game ceremonies Mr
E Comite Consultativo pa Problema division superintendent of the Light maestro di miisica algun anja pasa Marcellin spoke on the idea behind the
establishment of the competition He
nan Especial lo conseha consulta Com Oils Finishing
Ora
y cu situacion a bira critica
i said it was based on the ideals of the
pania riba asuntonan cu ta pertenece na Deparment cuater homber a dicidi di baha den un late
Mr Fourrier Father Flannagan of Boys Town
plannan di beneficio pa empleadonan barco di rema pa busca auxilio na tera who claimed
that
started there was no such
at
bendemento di articulonan na empleadonan Bay
Nan tambe a keda ta drief y aunque
thing as a bad boy
town in 1936 in
fuera esnan bendi na Comisario nan a baha for di e barco di bela for di Other
included
speakers E J Huckle
the labor
puntonan di Seguridad cu no ta directa department
Diadomingo 7or di al
nan no logra
man B K Chand and J Wever
after
mente conecta cu trabao facilidadnan he received
I- his canza tera sino ta Dialuna merdia E Mr Marcellin tossed out the first ball
medico degree
y otro problemanan cu no ta ora nan a carana for di Boedoei te Santa in the Cardinals St Louis and
in chemical game
conecta directamente cu trabao engineering
Cruz unda nan a reporta na Warda di the
Probablemente from tourney was underway The St
actividad di mas im Polies banda di 3or di
merdia
pa Louis team won the first and the
Louisiana State game
portante di e Comite lo ta consehamen
to tocante plannan di beneficio manera University In Den preparacionnan pa bai duna Baby Ruth Juniors beat the Aruba Red
auxilio a yega noticia cu ya tabata laat Sox in the second
riba 1937 he
Thrift Plan Vacation Plan y Retirement joined
pasobra e barco a dal contra barranca
Plan Pa tal motibo y pasobra Process Control
nan y a keda na werki
cu conseha and in 1939 en SPAC
eficientemente
pa por e Continued from 1
Di e siete hombernan cu a keda abor page
miembronan mester tin tered TSD In
un comprende Francis Fourrier
do wardando auxilio un sea a hoga of hours and working conditions Members
mento completo di e varios plannan 1943 he became
po a dal contra barrancanan poliesnan a are elected from the plant at large
siblemente lo tin reunnionnan Process Foreman
especial mira e curpa ta drief E otronan a sal and represent all staff and regular employees
pa pone e miembronan na altura di tur of the Butadiene Plant He was named
ba bulando na awa net except supervisors and certain
prome cu e
fasenan di e plannan Assistant General Foreman in charge
of Lube Extraction in 1945 and in 1948 barco a plama riba e barracanan Segun other small special groups The Council
e sobrevivientenan ta difunto negotiates on negotiable matters
reporta e plant
Resumen di e Plan Nobo assumed his present position as head of
tabata un homber di mas a menos 55 a wide
Comite Consultativo Light Oils Treating at Baytown
pa Problemanan
60 anja di edad
Especial ta ultimo Mr Fourrier is the third of three
e comite
cu mester a
executives Despues di a haci un inspection na Advisory Functions
worde forma to be loaned to Aruba
segun e plan nobo di representacion
costa poliesnan hiba sobrevivientenan
a e
the
through Executive
bao di cual Development
actividadnan Program warda unda nan a haci un repor For off-the-job problems there are
allowing Lagos higher rank
negociativo
y consultativo ta worde tahe completo di e tragedia Atencion three committees with advisory functions
trata diferente ing supervisors to be released for rotational
pa gruponan Representacion medico no tabata necesario pasobra Since the matters they deal with
assignments
proporcional ta sigura pa via cu affect all staff and
ningun di e sobrevivientenan no a hiba regular employees
e gruponan ta inclui miembronan di na ningun dano they are chosen from all levels includ
cionalidadnan Holandes y stranhero na Dutch Aircraft Carrier Here ing supervisors on a plant wide basis
proporcion cu e cantidad di empleadonan
The Special Problems Advisory Com
cu ta worde The Netherlands aircraft carrier
Ufc representa Bonus Nobo mittee functions are given earlier in
Costo di Bida
Karel Doorman is due to dock in pa
Actividadnan Negociativa Oranjestad harbor the weekend of this story
Den un reunion cu Lago Employee The Commissary Advisory Committee
Lago Employee Council ta un February 4 The ship is the one on
grupo Council dia 28 di Januari Directiva
which a will advise Management on customer
negociativo di ocho miembro cu ta trata Prince Bernhard travelled from
Holland anuncia resultadonan di e ultimo resu problems arising from the operation of
to
riba problemanan di trabao the West Indies last month
en cuan men di costo di bida lo cual ta motibA
the Plant Commissary
to salarionan oranan y condicionnan di The general public will be given an opportunity
un bonus nobo pa costo di bida pa em The Lago Sport Park Recreation
trabao Miembronan ta worde eligi foi to visit the ship; as the Aruba
henter planta y ta representa tur Esso News went to press however visit pleadonan regular y di staff pa e si Committee will be responsible for or
pleadonan regular y di staff em ing hours had not been announced guiente tres lunanan esta di 1 di Fe ganizing and conducting activities at
di esnan den cu exception bruari te 30 di April E bonus nobo the Lago Sport Park
grupo supervisorio
y igual na e bonus pa e ties lunanan an All four groups are now actively
algun otro
negocia riba grupo menor E Council ta duna na principio di e articulo aki terior den tur respecto lo ta 539 por engaged in representing employees in
asuntonan
henter planta negociativo pa Comite Consultativo di Comisario ta ciento di ganamentonan regular y di their special fields providing channels
conseha Directiva riba problemanan di overtime y di cualkier ganamento extra for employee opinion on negotiable or
Actividadnan Consultativo cumpradornan cu por presenta na Comisario sea temporal of interino E bonus advisory matters
den Planta anterior tabata 523 por ciento
Pa problemanan foi trabao tin tres Comite di Recreo di
Lago Sport Park E Council a worde informa tambe cu
comite consultativo Siendo cu e asuntonan lo tin responsabilidad di organiza y con di awor padelanti anuncionan di cam SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
cu nan ta trata ta afecta tur em duci actividadnan na Lago Sport Park
bionan di bonus pa costo di bida lo wor
pleadonan regular y di staff nan ta Tur e cuater gruponan ta activo ca de haci den Aruba Esso News so y no Semi Monthly Payroll
clui worde scogi foi henter planta y ta in ba representando empleadonan cada un pa medio di Anuncio General manera January 1631 Wednesday Feb 8
di empleadonan di grupo supervisorio riba su terreno y di tal moda ta duna tabata custumber Esaki ta segun poliza February 115 Thursday Feb 23
y grupo no supervisorio
Actividadnan di empleadonan medionan pa cual nan por nobo pa usa Aruba Esso News mas ex
e Comity
Consultativo
Problemanan expresa nan opinion sea riba asuntonan tensivamente pa haci anuncionan na em Monthly Payrolls
pa
Especial ta worde negociativo of asuntonan advisorio pleadonan January 131 Thursday Feb 9
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Assistant Genera Manager O Mingus adds Medical Director R C Carrell invites His Royal
his greetings to those of other Management Highness to tour the Lago Hospital
members at the Main Gate
Director di Departamento Medico Dr Carrell ta
Sub gerente General O Mingus ta anadi su invita Prins pa inspecta facilidadnan di
saiudo na esnan di otro miembronan di Hospitaal
Directiva na Main Gate
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Arubas royal visitor leaves the control tower at the new airport building
Hundreds of employees lined refinery roads He watches an aerial display by the Aruba
Aruba su bishiti real ta baha for di toren di c edificio di vliegveld nobo as the party passed through Flying Club
Cantidad di empleadonan a yena aceranan den Prins ta presta su atencion na un demonstracion
refineria pa mira Prins pasa di Aruba Flying Club
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Hundreds of Lagoites families saw the Prince here at the The Prince accompanied by Governor L A H Peters drives away from Dakota
San Nicolas school Field to begin his two day tour of Aruba
Famianan di hopi empleadonan di Lago a mira Prins ora cu el Prins acomparia pa Gouverneur L A H Peters ta sali foi vliegveld pe cuminza su
a bishita school na San Nicolas bishitanan riba Aruba
Sabaneta schoolchildren greet their royal visitor with the KLM Dutchman Three little girls at Noord are plainly very happy Governor
A guard of honor presents arms as the Prince leaves the Flying to be seeing the Prince C Irai
Wilhelmus tnat brought him to Aruba
Muchanan di school di Sabaneta ta cuminda nan Prins cantando Un warda di honor ta presenta arms ora cu Prins a baha for di e aeroplano cu a Trcs mucha muher na Noord ta mustra nan Gouverneui
Wilhelmus trece Aruba legria cu binimento di Prins
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At the Santa Cruz school the tall Prince bends far over to talk to Maria
Prince Be Aex Shaw of Utilities check the controls on the Canisia and Teresita Geerman triplets whose birthday is the same as An ardent movie fan the Prince took many pictures of the AFC flying show
latters or before taking off from de Vuijst Field for a flight Princess Margriets Looking on are Father Grove Sister Everdina and Shown beside him are B Teagle director of public relations and president
to Dakota with HRH as pilot Frere Frederikus of the flying club and Acting Lt Gov H Hessllng
Prins Ben ex shaw *" Utilities net prome cu nan a sail di Na Santa Cruz Prins ta papia cu Maria Canisia y Teresita Geerman e tres Un aficcionado di pelicufv Prins Bernhard a saka hopl di e demonstracion
De Vuijst eSveld Dakota den aeroplano di Sr Shaw Prins mes rumannan cu a nace riba mes fecha cu Prinses Margriet Pastoor Grove aereo di Aruba Flying Club Bands *' dje nos ta mira B Teagle di Public
tabata di piloto Soeur Everdina y Frere Frederikus a sali hunto cu nan Relations y Gezaghebber Interino H Hessling
before J J Hoiduces lit the the Prince to C J Griffin Dr Carrell takes the Prince through one of the air His Highness and Lago President J J Horigan are shown in conversation at the luncheon tendered by the Company
r J N Esso Borbonus Club At center is conditioned operating rooms at the Hospital at the Esso Club for 48 members of the Princes Party and of Management
Sr HorigJnta Prins na C J Griffin prome cu Dr Carrell ta mustra Prins un di e kambernan di Su Alteza Real y President di Lago Sr J J Horigan combersando durante e lunch cu Compania a ofrece
e lunch ijar na Esso Club Mei mei nos ta operacion na Hospitaal na Esso Club pa 48 persona miembronan di e grupo real y di Directiva
Dr J N Borbonus
the Ecury After greeting each member of the Ecury family Montfrans granddaughter of former Lt Governor I Wagemaker Others who presented gifts were He was very interested in the Hospitals
ackground he met former Resistance members Maria van Ogtrop Shirley Rimmer and Hendrika Koster each for a princess of her own age incubators for care of very tiny babies
kranl n Prom4 aeto oficial na Aruba tabata ponemento di un Prins ta ricibi un regalo na School di Lago pa su jioe Marijke cerca Bonnie van Montfrans nieto El a mustra masha interes den incubators pa
fl nto di Boy Ecury Despues di a cuminda miembronan di di tres anja di Gezaghebber anterior I Wagemaker Otronan cu a presenta regalonan tabata jioenan cu naci prome cu nan tempo
ins a worde presenta na miembronan anterior di Maria van Ogtrop Shirley Rimmer y Hendrika Koster cada un pa un prinses di nan edad
Ondergronds
uuvcrnor rince Bernhard Acting Lt Gov Hesslinjr and Princioal
C Ir
e shown on the porch of Oranjestads Julianaschool Dr L C Kwartsz greets tha Prince at the head
Gouverne of the official welcoming committee The Princes party pauses at the bottom of the gangway on their arrival January 23
Prins Bernhard Gezaghebber Interino
isquin na entrada di Julianaschool na Playa Hessling y Hoofd Mr L C Kwartsz ta cuminda Prins como cabez
dl e comite oficial di Rcccpcion Prins y su escorte na e momento cu nan a caba di yega Dlaluna 23 di Januari
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
FEBRUARY 3 1930
were made to raise the Marine Control ment in
dry cargo handling was the use
Time tower since delays occurred from not of
Race Against pallet loading It worked this way
being able to signal some ships directly Shipments from the Butterworth System
Credit goes to the Lago Police De docks at Bayonne were loaded onto woo
partment constantly alert to the turnaround den platforms The shipments
plat
Continuing the dramatic story of goal the men of LPD expedited forms and all were stowed in the ships
vessel sailing They helped to notify cargo hold
our triumph over time in the job and round up crews when the tankers When the ship docked at Aruba the
of tanker turnaround were ready to sail Any situations that platform or pallet made handling of
might have delayed seamen were hand the shipment easy By the use of fork
led quickly and smoothly by the police lift trucks considerable hand labor in
The clock ticked on By the end of moving cargo from the docks to the
1947 the average tanker time had been storehouse was eliminated
reduced to 44 hours 3V2 minutes Almost While cargo handling was being im
The January 20th issue of the Aruba Esso News a full 8 hours shift had been saved proved M & C tied in with Process by
featured the introductory part of Race Against Time per turnaround speeding up the tank repair program
the story of the successful efforts to cut time spent by Receiving and Shipping was also which pulled out repaired and put back
tankers in Aruba Early in 1947 a committee was watching the clock A
continual time into service
as much as half a million
formed to study the problem of tanker turnaiound
More than thirty thousand hours were being lost each and motion study was set up with gau barrels of tank storage a month Any
year by tankers awaiting berth at Aruba World de gers recording every loading in detail shop repair work for tankers hat could
mands for oil plus high demurrage costs made the The records filled out by the men at the not be handled by the Marine Depart
situation serious gauging office the pumphouses and the ment was labeled first
priority by the
Plans were underway to improve the harbor by
docks were studied carefully Sources of M & C shops
adding new finger piers but in the meantime the
factors affecting harbor traffic were studied Some delays were pinpointed Suggestions Other work done by M & C included
operations could be speeded up other time consuming from all the men of Receiving and replacement lines for air water and a
factors could be eliminated Shipping were solicited and
many good 16 inch
unloading line placed to the reef
Improvement in tanker turnaround depended on de ideas
were promptly acted Such
partments throughout the refinery and each was asked upon docks The pile driver was constantly
to do its share Now at the beginning of 1950 it takes suggestions as better dock lighting and assigned to maintenance of docks And
28 hours minutes to service tanker The swifter hose handling methods
only 6y2 a conclusion were a now
soon ready to go into action is
of this article tells how 22 hours and 35 minutes direct result of these studies a
new 15 ton Whirley crane which will be
were sliced off the average time a tanker spends at
A new refinery water booster
Aruba pump mounted on a barge to speed up the
was installed to handle ships bringing lifting of dry cargo
fresh water to Aruba A full cargo from
Otudies seemed to show that the tanker turnaround a T2 tanker could be unloaded in twenty TSD Work was Vital
delay was mainly due to bunching of Time was saved by having tankers hours against the forty hours needed
ships outside the harbor Twenty five pump out much of their ballast outside before Various projects requiring engineer
percent of the time one to six tankers the harbor instead of at the docks The Another hour was cut off the turnaround ing planning and studies were given
Government time by a new power feeder to prompt handling by TSD Engineering
would be waiting their turn for berths pilots were most cooperative
They would pyramid while the harbor in bringing ships into the harbor the gasoline pumphouse and a new fuel TSD Laboratories had been working
oil pump in the loading pumphouse Procedures all this time to cut down the hours
tried to work off the backlog of ships with less ballast The pilot force was
And then some days there would be no increased and the six pilots put themselves for blending were carefully reviewed Samples of rust from tanks on ships
tankers resulting in idle docks on a rigid schedule sometimes and time was saved by improved loading aviation gasoline were analyzed
A tanker isnt like a railroad train all three pilots on shift were working at planning and methods Personnel was before the tankers berthed they were
Wind and sea affect its timing In spite the same time shifted setting up an assistant operator thus given a clean bill of health in
of all efforts on the part of New York to deal directly with tanker loading time to fasten the hoses as soon as the
to schedule the ships they tended to Changes Depended on Crews mooring lines were tied This fast coordination
Other Departments in Race between
bunch So while better control of ship departments meant
ping was vital it could not be depended All of these changes depended on the Other departments entered the race that the loading lines could be scheduled
upon to correct the problem entirely cooperation of the shipping companies against the clock The dispatching section for a ship long before it docked
There is an old naval saying that a and the tanker crews The Aruba turnaround of the Accounting Department began In fact the laboratories worked so
new broom sweeps clean but the old problem was explained to them to prepare papers before the tan efficiently that soon it was common
broom knows the corner The Marine Many improvements in loading speed kers were completely loaded Most consignees practice for the labs to telephone the
Department met the challenge directly were made possible by the crews labor were willing to accept approxi results of intermediate samples before
by forming a new group Harbor Operations in getting the tankers ready to receive mate figures for oil received and exact loading was completed so work on the
Seasoned men were placed in the Quick pumping of ballast is a crew operation figures were forwarded by airmail cargo documents could start
new division The job facing this group Loading oil at record breaking Another dispatcher clerk was added A delicate balance had to be kept
headed by an experienced captain was speeds means extra strain on the crew to ease the load which at times can be between quality and speed More exact
to speed up tanker turnaround in conjunction for working close to capacity is tricky a vast job This saved fifteen minutes to standards helped to cut the time Delays
with the Ship Operations division and difficult an hour per vessel Some ships loading caused by contamination of products
They began to whittle away the Tanker captains agreed to sail at mixed cargoes may have as many as were largely eliminated by more rigid
minutes on the clock night rather than in the morning if twenty one different sets of papers to checking of samples So as the volume
Ship dispatchers who report on the their loading was finished after sundown fill out The dispatcher might handle of business rose necessary discharges of
This cleared the berths for in 1000 sheets of in off test decreased
condition of the tankers were sent out separate paper preparing cargoes were
side the harbor to board ships instead coming ships In fact if they began to cargo documents for a single ship Three years are past The clock at
of waiting for them to berth Considerable bunch up loaded tankers were sent outside M & C in charge of dry cargo unloading the end of 1949 reads 28 hours 62
hazard was added to their job since to wait for their final laboratory and all maintenance did its minutes
it is far more difficult to climb thirty checks and papers In some cases this share Maintenance for the harbor was Cutting down tanker turnaround has
feet of rope ladder in a rough sea than saved as many as twelve to eighteen given top priority Methods of handling been a big job It is an accomplishment
to walk up a gangplank But this saved hours per operation cargo from ships like the Esso Aruba that is vital to Lagos ability to compete
a lot of dock time Repairs could be Three small launches were added to and the Esso Bolivar were studied and in the world oil market
speeded up by knowing about them in the harbor fleet One utility launch the a fulltime man was assigned to improve To the hundreds of men who had a
advance A Receiving and Shipping Fontaine a small tug the Noord and efficiency in operations Like Receiving part in the job to the men who represent
gauger also boarded the ships outside the large tug Colorado Point were also and Shipping M & C made complete reports Lago tanker crews the Government
the harbor to inspect tanks Orders for put into service A stores barge to on every operation For time saved and consular officials and our af
stores were put in before the ship berthed shuttle supplies to all parts of the harbor in unloading cargo would clear the filiates in the New York office must
All of this of course had to be freed the launches for other work docks for other tankers Better lighting go the credit Their labor and sweat
worked out with Customs and the cooperation While the work on the new finger pier in cargo holds for instance resulted their ingenuity and dedication to the
of the Inspector of Customs began a new mooring berth at the reef from these studies task have made the impossible challenge
proved to be a vital part in speeding was built for repairing of ships Plans Perhaps the most important improve a reality
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The Marine Department formed the Harbor Opera rations George Earney dispatcher and M Dunn Key to the successful program was the cooperation of tanker crews
tions group to speed turnaround Above are Captain shift supervisor The group consists of 15 men on and shipping companies Tankers in spick and span condition ready
W F Baker acting head R N Wilkie of Ship Ope continuous shift to receive oil such as this Esso supertanker are invaluable
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FEBRUARY 3 1950 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Slicing Tanker Turnaround Time Was a Vast Operation by Many Departments
C D Goedgedrag assistant operator at the On the docks the wharfingers boosted turn C Lake gauger inspects the ships tanks At the Receiving and Shipping office
loading pumphouse checks the gauge of around efficiency by improved hosehandling and relays his report to the office Com G H Niekoop checks loading reports which
the new fuel oil pump pump is inside methods Whenever possible the hoses were plete reports filled out by the gangers were show the time each operation takes Sources
building This operator is one of four who lined up ahead of time the tankers could studied Several new loading methods resulted of delays were pinpointed good sug
deals directly with tanker loading load shortly after docking from these studies gestions were acted upon
M Noot head pilot stands on the bow of one of the three Dry cargo handling by M & C together with high priority The tugboat Delaplaine maneuvers an Esso tanker awav
launches which the six pilots use to meet tankers and bring ratings on all harbor and tanker repair work sliced from the dock The addition of three launches a stores
them into the harbor The pilot force was increased lo tim off the clock Pallet loading increased efficiency barge a utility launch and a small and large tug helped
meet the problem a rigid schedule was followed to keep Quick lifting of bulky items such as this launch being harbor traffic move faster Walkie Talkie radio communication
the tankers moviner placed on a lake tanker was essential is now being planned
Th government and consular officials had Testing of a cargo of aviation gasoline is Alvin A Texeira accounting dispatcher At the start of 1950 new harbor facilities
a vital part in the job In the above picture being done by Ramon Croes Lab 1 Sam may handle 600 to 1000 pieces of paper will begin to cut turnaround time even
the port doctor boards a tanker followed ples like this were taken before the loading for a single vessel A new assistant and more This new 75 observation tower the
by a ships dispatcher Immigration and was completed if tests were satisfactory us2 of approximate figures made it easier finished finger pier and other projects
Customs also improved turnaround time work on the cargo documents could start to have documents ready for sailing will carry on the job done so well
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
rEBRU RY \ 190
Coin Your Ideas Pays Out BERNHARD Contmud den paq i
FIs 1485 to 48 Employees ficio y a mira e diferente facilidadnan
moderno pa tur empleadonan y nan fa
A total of FIs 1485 was paid out by mianan E tabata particularmente inte
the Coin Your Ideas Committee for 48 rest den seccion pa muchanan y den
suggestions which were judged winners incubators den cual jioenan cu nace
in November Top winners were Carl E tempran of otronan cu mester di cui
Rogers Adolfo Arends and C J do especial ta worde teni
Arends each of whom won FIs 100 Durante su conversacionnan cu Prins
Mr Rogers idea was to remove the Bernhard Mr Horigan a mustra riba e
accumulated catalyst in the cottrcll varios facilidadanan y plannan di bene
precipitator breeching during operation ficio cu Compania ta mantene pa su empleadonan
or general inspection
Adolfo Arends suggested that code Dos punto cu a interest Prins masha
calls nos 602 and 603 be discontinued tabata programa di aprendiz na cual
C J Arends winner was that Com 400 mucha homber Arubiano ta tuma
missary deliveries to Lago Heights parti den un curso di 4 anja y entrena
bungalows be staggered miento pa supervisornan y pa otro empleadonan
Other winners from the November durante oranan di trabao
list Prins Bernhard a mustra interes tarn
H R Narain FIs 50 install board be den e sistema di representacion di
system for unlicensed Lake Fleet personnel empleadonan pa medio di cual empleadonan
por trata cu- directiva di Compa
J D Morris FIs 40 equip all nia riba problemanan cu ta afeda nan
gauges used for hydrostatic testing of Otro asuntonan riba cualnan Sr Ho
vessels and drums with jet connections rigan a yama Prins su atencion tabata
Arthur Le Grand FIs 40 method for facilidadnan di recreo pa cual Lago ta
removal of compressors cylinder heads percura incluyendo Sport Park nobo cu Approximately 500 children attended the annual New Years party organized by
GAR 2 lo keda cla pa celebracion di Anja di La dad Venezuelan Bohvanana Consul Geneial Ramon Madrid The party above was given at the Socie
Thomas E Foy FIs 40 reinforcement Reina importancia cu Compania ta pone and presents and refreshments went to all the children who attended
to keep steering column in place riba seguridad di su empleadonan va
on three wheeled scooters rios plannan di beneficio cu Compania PRINCES VISIT from page 1 Went to the Lago Hospital There he
Ashby Atherley FIs 40 discontinue ta mantene pa bienestar di su empleadonan was taken on a tour of the building
issuance of Dixie cups from De Vuijst Field to Dakota Field at where he saw the various up-to-date
Aurelio Barros FIs 35 when casting Prome acto di Prins ora cu el a ye the other end of the island He flew a medical facilities which are available to
pump bases cast numbers also in relief ga Aruba tabata ponemento di un krans plane belonging to A H Shaw Utilities all Lago employees and their families
old and new bases na monumento di Boy Ecury na Oranje Divison and was accompanied by his He was especially interested in the
W van Heyningen FIs 30 install stad Despues di esey el a bishita kerki aide Major G Sonderman and Mr nursery and the incubators where premature
fire extinguishers on all cranes tractors varios schoolnan y misanan y otro lu Shaw Three other planes piloted by babies and others needing
and bulldozers garnan members of the Aruba Flying Club escorted special care are taken care of
Carroll Bond FIs 30 relocate suction Despues di su bishita na islanan Ho the Prince on his flight During his conversation with Prince
line valves north of No 1 hot oil pump landes di West Indie Prins Bernhard The Prince expressed himself as well Bernhard Mr Horigan pointed out the
combination units 14 tabata pa had bishitanan oficial na Me pleased with the performance of the various facilities and benefit plans
Pedro Nicolaas FIs 30 increase xico y Canada Lo e bolbe Holanda fin plane a four passenger Beechcraft Bonanza which the Company provides for its em
height of fence on road vicinity of da di mei mei di Maart and was very appreciative of the ployees Two features which especially
Tank No 288 opportunity to pilot the ship interested the Prince were Lagos ap
Joseph Jourbert FIs 30 attach L His desire to fly the plane arose prentice training program where over
type connection to exhaust pipe of each Dominico Kelly FIs 20 install lunch after watching it take part in an aerial 400 Aruban boys are in a four yeai
barrel still vacuum pump Lab No 3 lockers in Boiler Shop exhibition put on by members of the course and the Companys supervisory
Kenneth Hewlett FIs 30 relocate Matthew John FIs 20 install fire Aruba Flying Club The exhibition was and on the job training for other
held over the lagoon next to the Esso employees
one shot valve stem lubricators to side extinguisher in building south of Colony
of compressor casing GAR 2 sub warehouse Club were the Prince and his party had Prince Bernhard also showed interest
luncheon in the system of employee representation
M Garrido FIs 30 install guard Jose Koolman FIs 20 erect bicycle
Prince Bernhard and his arrived at in
party Lago which employees deal
rails catwalk of transit mix
on new rack in vicinity of Zone A office
at Lagos main gate about 11 oclock with the Companys management on
trucks E H de LIsle FIs 20 install
on the morning of 24 problems the
January They affecting employee body
A Lo Fo Wong FIs 30 use personal sprockets and chains to three 2 valves
left Lago about 3 in the afternoon Other matters which Mr Horigan
cups in all control rooms steamwater manifold No 11 Crude
During that time Company President brought to the Princes attention were
Daniel Hassell FIs 30 install trays Still
J J Horigan acted as host to the royal the recreation facilities provided by
under each set of burners No 5 com Leonard Marques FIs 20 relocate
visitor Lago including the new Sport Park
bination unit temperature recorder in OH line before After driving through the refinery stadium which will be ready for the
Charles Jardine FIs 25 lengthen cooler No
11 Crude Still
the party stopped at the Lago High Queens Birthday this year the extent
base of lube oil cradles GAR 1
Francois H
Jacques FIs 20 install
School There the school children sang to which the Company encourages the
Herman Figueira FIs 30 relocate handles or knobs on doors Esso Heights the Dutch national anthem and four development of educational facilities
valve above union discharge side steam
* Camp girls corresponding in age to the four both among its employees and elsewhere
traps F Lo Fo Sang FIs 20 install step Royal Princesses presented the Prince on the island the importance
Fred Wormald FIs 30 place 8 stub
at southwest entrance of Cracking with gifts to take back to the Princesses which the Company places on safety
in ash piece section to 16 motor ethyl
Plant Sub station
in Holland and various benefit plans which the
line Frank Mingo FIs 20 install bleeder From the School Prince Bernhard Company sponsors for the welfare of
Thomas A Wolfe FIs 25 install from controller bottom plate to sewer
plastic or hard rubber fixtures in lake or blowdown tar controller valves combination
tankers units Nos 18
H Garcia FIs 25 take orders for Joseph Hinkson FIs 20 provide slot
Christmas trees months in advance for papers etc at Lago Heights Post
L J Sylvester FIs 25 remove section Office
of railing vicinity of cross soaking Darrell Jackson FIs 20 install step
section Pressure Stills Nos 5 and 6 and light between tanks nos 208
Edgar Leysner FIs 25 install ladder and 74
on cooler box no 11 Crude Still and Chesterfield Boyce FIs 20 construct
FIs 20 install extension to 1 steam small cigarette butt containers and
valve to bank tube inlet no 5 rerun place in Esso Heights quarters
still P Erasmus FIs 20 connect walkways
Council Ladner FIs 25 install heavy and install handrails northeast of
mesh monel screen on each side of no 5 air compressor aftercooler
strainer in spent circulating line PCAR Rupert Bishop FIs 20 paint extension
2nd floor handles used for windows Lago
L E Benne FIs 25 install or extend Club Auditorium
monorail over pump no 1578 loading F L Berry FIs 20 remove request
pumphouse slip boxes and place inside X ray Labo
Norris Nyack FIs 25 remove present ratory construct wall slot Employees from the Acid and Edeleanu Plant gathered recently to present a farewell
and install in new position safety barricade Paul M Wallace FIs 20 illuminate gift to Erskine Anderson who left Lago after 20 yeais seivice to go to the States
around electric line pole between lot between Police Office Mr Anderson plans to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and work toward a
parking Lago degree in law He is seen above holding the package which R V Heinze wearing
BQs No 10 and 12 Lago Heights
and Aruba Trading Company jacket at left has just presented to him In addition to his long service at the Acid
M Christiaans FIs 25 install drain Juan Yaragaray FIs 20 install drain Plant Mr Anderson had also been a valued Aruba Esso News reporter for many years
line to Nos 4 and 5 gasoil outlet on line from oil burner wash to sewers
no 5 cooler box to drain and test coils combination units Nos 18
R G Castanheire FIs 25 change O 20
Dowling FIs install wire Privacy
current source of water cooler to instrument
screens in windows waiting rooms to We built a fence But now that we
source ISAR Sections C and D Lago Hospital No little labor Have stopped his viewing
Jack Jamison FIs 25 install T and
To hide our doings We cant see what
valve in water outlet and inlet lines for
From our neighbor Our neighbors doing
backflushing ND and PD aftercoolers Safety Pays
Vis Units Reprinted from COSMOPOLITAN


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FEBRUARY 2, 1950







With the refinery for a backdrop, H.R.H. Prince Bernhard pauses for a
making motion pictures of an aerial exhibition put on for his benefit Ja





moment after
y 24 by the



Aruba Flying Club. The Prince, an ardent flying enthusiast himself, enjoyed the spec-
tacle before a luncheon given for him and his party by Lago at the new Esso Club.

Cu refineria tras di su lomba, Prins Bernhard ta para net ora cu el a caba di saka
pelicula di e exhibicion aéreo cu Aruba Flying Club a demonstra durante su bishita
na Lago dia 24 di Januari. Prins, un aficcionado di bulamento, a goza e demonstracion
duna promé cu e lunch cu Lago a ofrece na Dje y su acompanantenan na Esso Club.

Thousands See Prince

On His Visit to Aruba

Thousands of people gathered at
various places on the island last month
to see and cheer His Royal Highness
Prince Bernhard during his visit to
Aruba. (For the full story of the
Prince’s visit, in pictures, see pages 4
and 5.)

Prince Bernhard visited Aruba on
January 23 and 24. During that time he
and his party toured the island from
one end to the other.

The Prince ended his visit to Lago on
January 24 by piloting a private plane

Continued on page 8



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

In a meeting with the Lago Employee
Council January 28 Management an-
nounced the figures in the latest cost
of living survey, resulting in a new
cost of living bonus for staff and reg-
ular employees for the three months
from February 1 to April 30. The new
bonus, similar in all aspects to the bonus
of the past three months except in
amount, will be 5.39 per cent of regular
and overtime earnings and any acting
or temporary allowances. The last prev-
ious bonus was 5.23 per cent.

The Council was also informed that
notification of changes in the cost of
living bonus will be made only in the
Aruba Esso News in the future, and
not also by General Notice as in the
past. This is in line with the recent
policy of using the Aruba Esso News

more extensively for announcements to
employees.

Miles Ta Mira Prins Bernhard
Durante Su Bishita na Aruba

Miles di hende, reuni na varios lugar-
nan riba Aruba luna pasa, a mira y
saluda Su Alteza Real Prins Bernhard
durante su bishita na Aruba (mira
portretnan riba pagina 4 y 5).

Prins a bishité Aruba dia 23 y 24 di
Januari; durante e tempo ey, Prins y
su escorte a keiru riba henter Aruba,
di un punta pa otro.

Prins a termina su bishita na Lago
dia 24, cu un biaha den un avion par-
ticular for di de Vuijst Field pa Dako-
ta, durante cual e mes tabata piloto. E
aeroplano ta propiedad di A. H. Shaw di
Utilities, y esnan cu a compané aden
tabata Majoor G. Sonderman y A. H.
Shaw. Tres otro avion di Aruba Flying
Club a haci e biaha di un punta di e
isla pa otro, hunto cu Prins. Prins taba-
ta masha satisfecho cu funcionamiento
di e aeroplano y a aprecid masha cu el
a haya oportunidad pa bula aden como
piloto.

El a haya deseo di bula den e aero-
plano despues di a miré tumando parti
den un exhibicion aéreo cu miembronan
di Aruba Flying Club a demonstra. E
exhibicion a tuma lugar over di e lagoen
banda di Esso Club nobo, unda Prins y
su acompanantenan a gasta lunch.

Prins Bernhard y su escorte a yega
ha maingate di Lago pa 11 ’or di main-
ta dia 24 di Januari. Nan a sali foi
Lago pa 3 ’or di merdia.

Despues di a pasa den refineria,
Prins a bishita school di Lago. Ex mu-
chanan di school a canta Wilhelmus, y
cuater mucha-muher, correspondiendo
na edad di e cuater Princesitanan, a pre-
senta regalonan na Prins pe hiba pa su
jioenan.

Di school Prins a sigui pa Hospitaal
di Lago. Aya el a bishita henter e edi-

Continud na pag. 8

Pattern of New Committee Plan Is

Completed With SPAC Appointments

The Special Problems Advisory Committee was appointed by Management
January 18, with Casper Lacle, Alfred Medera, Julio van Dinter, Gideon Rath-
num, Juste ce Vries, Francisco Croes, Fred Marshall, and Reuben Medford
named to serve. C. F. Smith is Management’s contact with the committee. (At
a later meeting, the eight members elected Mr. Lacle chairman, Mr. Medera
vice-chairman, and Mr. van Dinter secretary.)

As in the case of the Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee and the Commis-
sary Advisory Committee, this appointed group will serve for a term, after
which elections will be held. The only part of the new plan not now completed
is that of the district representatives, who will be elected after the Lago
Employee Council negotiates a working agreement with the Company.

Man Dies As Schooner
Wrecks on North Coast

The hero in the famous Spanish
author Miguel Saavedra de Cervantes’
masterpiece "Don Quijote’ fought
against windmills.

In a more tragic manner, the schooner
"Don Quijote” of the Dominican Repu-
blic had a losing fight against wind and
sea, when it encountered a storm on
Aruba’s north coast on Sunday, January
15.

With torn sails and a broken rudder,
the schooner drifted aimlessly around,
with eleven lives at stake. Of these, ten
were members of the crew, and one was
a passenger, Emilio Suarez, whom mu-
sic-lovers will remember as a maestro
visiting here two years before.

When the situation became more criti-
eal, four men were sent out from the
ship in a rowboat to summon help. They,
too, drifted for many hours, and though
they left the ship in distress around
seven on Sunday morning, they did not
reach land until Monday afternoon.
They then walked from Boedoei to Santa
Cruz, reporting at the Police Station
there around three in the afternoon.

While in the process of getting orga-
nized to answer the call for help, news
came that it was no longer needed, as
the ship had been smashed against the
rocks.

Of the seven men that remained aboard
ship, waiting for help, one was either
drowned or smashed against the rocks.
The survivors reported him to be a man
of about 55 or 60 years of age. Police
saw the body floating when they arrived
on the coast for an inspection.

The schooner was coming from Santo
Domingo, with a cargo of grain and
fruit. The survivors were taken back to
the Santa Cruz Police Station, where a
full report of the tragedy was made.



The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee will represent all staff and
regular employees, because the items on
which it is to advise Management con-
cern all employees. While the Lago Em-
ployee Council negotiates wages, hours,
and working conditions only for non-
supervisory personnel, the SPAC advises
and consults with the Company on the
particular matters outlined below of
interest to all employees. It is drawn
from all levels, and, to give proportio-
nate representation, it includes four
nationals and four non-nationals.

The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee will advise and consult with the
Company on matters pertaining to em-
ployee benefit plans, sales to employees
other than Commissary items, safety
topics not related to work, medical fa-
cilities, and other off-the-job problems.

Advising on benefit plans such as the
Thrift Plan, Vacation Savings Plan and
Retirement Plan is possibly its most
important activity. Because of this, and
because advising efficiently requires a
thorough understanding of the various
plans, special sessions may be necessary
to acquaint the members with all
features.

New Plan Reviewed

The appoinment of the Special Pro-
blems Advisory Committee rounds out
the committees formed under the new
employee representation plan, with
negotiating activities and advisory acti-
vities handled by separate groups to
ensure the best possible handling. Pro-
portionate representation is secured by
the groups containing national and non-
national members in proportion to the
number of employees being represented.

Negotiable Functions

The Lago Employee Council is an
eight-man negotiating group dealing
with on-the-job problems of wages,

Continued on page 3.



Members of the Special Problems Advisory Committee are, standing; Fred Marshall,

LOF; Gideon Rathnum, TS
Yard. Sitting: Juste de




D; Reuben Medford, M & C Yard; Francisco Croes, M & C
ries, Gas Plant; Alfred Medera, Storehouse; Casper Lacle,

Industrial Relations; and Julio Van Dinter, Receiving and Shipping.
Arusa Ess N EWS

INDIES,
LTpb.

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLAND WEST BY THE

LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.,

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, February 3, 1950. All copy must reach the editor
in the Personnel Building by Friday noon, January 27.
Telephone 523 |

Priited by the Curagaosche Courant, Curacao, N.W.L.

300,000,000 Cubic Miles - But Still Searce



Covering three-quarters of the earth’s surface, the sea
holds at least three hundred million cubic miles of water —
all of which, at a price, could be distilled into drinking
water.

No one has ever calculated how much of the surface of
the earth is covered by lakes, ponds, rivers, brooks, and
other fresh water. But it is thought that eleven million
cubic miles of water are currently frozen into glaciers,
icecaps, and ice sheets. Converted to liquid form, they
would equal the total rainfall on the land surface of the
earth for the next 325 years, and would raise the sea a
hundred and fifty feet above its present level.

So, far from being a natural resource which is constantly
dwindling, water is as permanent as sunlight and air.
Instead of diminishing, the amount of water on the earth
actually keeps increasing.

The term "water shortage” only has meaning when
applied to a certain place at a certain time. Today the
"certain place” is New York and New Jersey, where Lago's
fresh water comes from, and the time is now — that area
is in the midst of a serious water shortage. So water, the
commonest and cheapest of our mineral resources — in the
United States it’s even cheaper than dirt — has suddenly
become one of our most valuable commodities.

The water shortage in the eastern part of the U.S. is
now critical. Before the situation gets better, it will
probably get worse. Until the fresh water supply once again
becomes plentiful, everyone must cooperate in reducing our
consumption. Effectively reducing our use of water cannot
be accomplished by just a few — it’s a job in which every-
body must do their part.

Lamar ta Grandi -- Pero Awa Dushi Ta Sears

Lamar ta cubri tres parti di mundo y ta consisti di
alomenos tres millon milla cibico di awa — y tur e tres
millon milla cibico por worde distilla na awa di bebe; esaki,
maturalmente, tin su prijs.

Ningun hende no a yega di calcula cuanto parti di mundo
ta cubri pa lagonan, rionan, tankinan y otro awa dushi
Pero si ta conoci cu 11 millon milla cabico di awa ta con
nuamente na forma di ijs. Si tur e ijs worde comberti na
liquido, lo e igualé yobida riba mundo pa e siguiente 325
anjanan venidero, y lo aumenta superficie di lamar cu 150
‘pia di loque e ta awor.

Asina pues, enbez di ta un producto di naturaleza cu ta

Copious Quantities of Condensed Vapor of the Atmosphere

Gravitate Earthward During the Month of January

The year 1949 wasn’t the rainiest year in the refinery’s history (in fact, it
ranked 6th). But 1950 will certainly set a new record if it maintains the rainfall

record set during the first 30 days of January.

By the morning of January 30 this year, 7.6 inches of rain had fallen. This
is considerably more than has ever fallen during any month of January in the
20 years that records have been kept. The previous record for the most rain
in January was 3.59 inches in 1934; the January average is only 1.49. January

1950 thus becomes the sixth rainiest month in 20 years.

There was more rain, 3.09 inches, last August than during any month of
August in the last 20 years. The previous high was 2.28 inches in 1938.

Three of 1949’s months (February, October, and December) ranked third in
total rainfall for those months since 1929. December, with 7.45 inches, was
especially heavy, since the average December rainfall over the last two decades

is 3.67, less than half 1949’s figure.

1944 remains the refinery’s wettest year, with 31.19 inches falling. Total
amount falling in 1949 was 20.71, just over four inches above the annual

average (16.55).

The complete rainfall record, as furnished by the TSD Laboratories (data is

in inches) :

Year March April

1929

1930 2 i Nil 0.55
Nil



1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
Average 1.49

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ARUBA

Refinery Reporters

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Simon Coronel
Bipat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
tphil Jones
Erskine Anderson
Fernando da Silva
Bertie Viapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Booi
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort

Hospital

Storehouse

Instrument

Drydock

Marine Office

Receiving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
Pressure Stills

C.T.R. & Field Shops
T.S.D. Office
Accounting

Powerhouse 1 & 2
Laboratories 1 & 2
Laboratory 3

Lago Police

Esso & Lago Clubs
Dining Hall (2)
Catalytic

M. & C. Office

Masons & Insulators
Machine Shop
Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Pipe

Welding

Colony Commissary
Plant Commissary
Laundry

Office
Shops
Garage
Relations
Sports
Special
Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant

00000000

Harold Wathey
Mrs. M. A. Mongroe
Elsa Mackintosh
George Lawrence
Calvin Hasseli
Federico Ponson
Edgar Connor

Mario Harms

Cade Abraham

Jan Oduber

John Francisco
Jose La Cruz

Stella Oliver
Ricardo Van Blarcum
Claude Bolah

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Colony Servi

Colony
Harold James Industrial
Edney Huckleman

Samuel Rajroop 00000000

Lake Fleet Reporters

» Boekhoudt
» L. Lane

A. Melfor
Wilson
Sampson
W. Mulzac
John

F. Clarke
M. Josephia
Modeste

N. Semeleer
T. Pantophiet
Z. Fleming
T. Angel
Smith

A. Martis

. F. Van Putten
Gilkes

« Davis
Findley

A. Euton

. ""Amacuro”
"Ambrosio"

. "'Andino’”

. ''Bachaquero”

"Peder-ales”

- *Quiriquire”
.S. Sabaneta”

. "San Carlos”
San_ Cristobal”
S.S. "'Temblador”’
S._ Trujillo”
Yamanota”
Shoregang

Tug "’Delaplaine”
Tug "Colorado Point”
Relief Pumpmen

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Marchena
Van Putten



bai atras, awa ta mes permanente, por bisa, cu solo y aire.
Enbez di mengua, e cantidad di awa riba mundo ta sigui
aumenta continuamente.

E término ”’scarsedad di awa” tin nificacion solamente ora
cu ta apliqué na un cierto lugar, na un cierto tempo. Actual-
mente e "cierto lugar” ta New York y New Jersey, e lugar-
nan di unda Lago ta haya su awa dushi, y e ”cierto tempo”
ta awor. Asina anto, awa, e producto di mas barata y mas
comun, di repente a bira un di masha balor.

Na e lugarnan ey rond ta existi un scarsedad grandi di
awa, y promé cu situacion yega na drecha, e scarsedad lo
bira mas grandi ainda. Te ora cu awa dushi bira abundante
atrobe, tur hende mester coopera pa usa asina poco awa cu
ta posibel. No por logra alcanza un reduccion efectivo si
algun persona so coopera; esaki ta un trabao den cual cada
hence tin di cumpli cu su parti.

Limerick Contest Winners

First prize winner in last month’s
safety limerick contest is David E.
Tang, of the Accounting Department.
He wins Fs. 5 for his entry:

One way to be safe this new ye

At work keep yourself in the clear.

Alert ears and eyes,

Your health is your prize,

For an accident can end your career.

Second prize winner is Mrs. N. U.
Cenac, of the CYI Office. She wins
Fis. 3 for her last line: ’You’ll work
through the year without fear’.

Malcolm King, Accounting Depart-
ment, wins Fls. 2 for his last line: And
to all safety talks lend an ear”.

Next month’s limerick will
last. This is it:

be the

The Limerick Contest is done,
There'll be no more after this one.
But keep safety in mind

And you always will find

Dec Total

63 a

Nov.

Just write a last line, make it rhyme
with done”, and send it with your
name, payroll number, and department
to the Aruba Esso News. Get it in by
February 22.

Remember — this safety limerick
will be the last in the contest. And it
will also be your last chance for win-
ning Fls. 5, 3 or 2.

FEBRUARY 3, 1950

$$ CPEBRUARY 8, 1950

Three Are Promoted Recently

Promotions went to three
in the Comptroll Department last
month. They are A. §S, Ayer, R. H.
Engle, and G. G. Baker.

Mr. Ayer was appointed Assistant
Chief Accountant, with supervision over
four divisions: Cashiers, Financial and
Cost, Service, and Shipping and Pro-
cess. An employee since September 19
Mr. Ayer was division head of Financial

employees

crc

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A. S. Ayer
(above left)

R. H. Engle
(above right)

G. G. Baker
(left)

Fe

and Cost Accounting prior to his assign-
ment to his present position.

Mr. Engle was named Assistant Chief
Accountant with supervision over these
divisions: Material and Commissary,
Payroll and Thrift, Properties Records,
and Tabulating and Statistical. Mr. En-
gle’s Company service dates from
March 1929, and he v head of the
Systems and Methods Division until his
new assignment.

Mr. Baker was appointed head of the
Systems and Methods Division, replacing
Mr. Engle. An employee since May 1948,
Mr. Baker was formerly a Systems and
Methods Analyst A.

es

French Club to Sponsor Games

The French Windward Island Wel-
fare Association will sponsor two com-
petitions which get underway early this
month. The group will sponsor tourn-
aments in dominoes and all-fours.

In charge of the two competitions are
V. Emanuel, Ph. Lake, R. Van Blarcum,
H. Quow, J. Forbes, J. De Vries, Ch.
Raghnauth, D. N. Solomon, and B. K.

Calvin Hassell, M & C, is seen above atop
the Empire State Building in New York
while on a recent trip to the States. With
him is his cousin, Louise Schmidt. Mr.
Hassell spent two months in the State
visiting Miami, Washington, New Bed-
ford, Connecticut, Allentown, Pennsyl-
vania (where he visited with Francisco
Dijkhoff and Dominico Britten, Lago’s two
apprentice scholarship winners), and New
York. While in New York he saw former
Lagoites L. G. Smith, W. C. Colby, and
H. A. Atwood, all of whom send back their
regards to friends here. Mr. Hassell went
to the States on November 16, returning
to Aruba on January 14.


FEBRUARY 3, 1950



Comité pa Problemanan Especial
Nombré na Reunion di Dia 18

Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial a worde nombra pa_ Di-
rectiva dia 18 di Januari y ta inclui e
siguiente miembronan: Casper Lacle,
Alfred Medera, Julio van Dinter, Gi-
deon Rathum, Just de Vriest, Francisco
Croes, Fred Marshall, y Reuben Med-
ford. C. F. Smith ta tene contacto cu e
Comité pa Directiva. (Na un reunion
teni despues, e ocho miembronan a eli-
gi Sr. Lacle como presidente, Sr. Mede-
ra como vice-presidente, y Sr. van Din-
ter como secretario. )

Mescos cu den casonan di Comité
Consultativo di Sport Park, y di Comité
Consultativo di Comisario, e grupo nom-
bra lo sirbi pa un término y despues di
esey eleccionnan lo tuma lugar. E unico
parti di e plan nobo cu falta pa com-
pleta ainda, ta representantenan di dis-
tricto, cualnan lo worde eligi despues cu
Lago Employee Council y Compania ne-
gocia y establece un combenio di tra-
bao.

E Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial lo representa tur emplea-
donan regular y di staff, pasobra pun-
tonan riba cual nan lo conseha Compa-
nia lo afectaé tur empleadonan. Mien-
tras cu Lago Employee Council ta ne-
gocia riba salarionan, oranan, y condi-
cionnan di trabao pa empleadonan cu no
ta den grupo supervisorio, Comité Con-
sultativo pa Problemanan Especial
(CCPS) ta conseha y consulta y conseha
Compania riba asuntonan delinid aki
bao cu ta di interes pa tur empleado-
nan. Su miembronan ta inclui emplea-
donan supervisorio y no-supervisorio, y
pa tin representacion proporcional, e ta
inclui cuater miembro di nacionalidad
Holandes, y cuater di nacionalidad
stranhero.

E Comité Consultativo pa Problema-
nan Especial lo conseha y consulta Com-
pania riba asuntonan cu ta pertenece na
plannan di beneficio pa empleadonan,
bendemento di articulonan na emplea-
donan fuera esnan bendi na Comisario,
puntonan di Seguridad cu no ta directa-
mente conecta cu trabao, facilidadnan
médico, y otro problemanan cu no ta
conecta directamente cu trabao.

Probablemente actividad di mas im-
portante di e Comité lo ta consehamen-
to tocante plannan di beneficio, manera
riba Thrift Plan, Vacation Plan, y Re-
tirement Plan. Pa tal motibo, y pasobra
cu pa por conseha eficientemente e
miembronan mester tin un comprende-
mento completo di e varios plannan, po-
siblemente lo tin reunnionnan especial
pa pone e miembronan na altura di tur
fasenan di e plannan.







Resumen di e Plan Nobo

Comité Consultativo pa Problemanan
Especial ta e ultimo comité cu mester a
worde forma segun e plan nobo di re-
presentacion, bao di cual actividadnan
negociativo y consultativo ta worde
trata pa gruponan diferente. Represen-
tacion proporcional ta siguré pa via cu
e gruponan ta inclui miembronan di na-
cionalidadnan Holandes y stranhero na
proporcion cu e cantidad di empleadonan
cu ta worde representa.

Actividadnan Negociativa

Lago Employee Council ta un grupo
negociativo di ocho miembro cu ta tra-
ta riba problemanan di trabao en cuan-
to salarionan, oranan, y condicionnan di
trabao. Miembronan ta worde eligi foi
henter planta, y ta representa tur em-
pleadonan regular y di staff, cu excep-
cion di esnan den grupo supervisorio y
algun otro grupo menor. E Council ta
negocia riba asuntonan negociativo pa
henter planta.

Actividadnan Consultativo

Pa problemanan foi trabao tin tres
comité consultativo. Siendo cu e asunto-
nan cu nan ta trata ta afecta tur em-
pleadonan regular y di staff, nan ta
worde scogi foi henter planta y ta in-
clui empleadonan di grupo supervisorio
y di grupo no-supervisorio.

Actividadnan di e Comité Consultati-
vo pa Problemanan Especial ta worde

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

NEW ARRIVALS |



A son, Robelto Francisco, to Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Cannegieter, January 10.

A son, Dhana Don Turhan, to Mr, and Mrs.
Herbin Moore, January 10. >

A son, Wilfrido Israel, to Mr. and Mrs. Frans
Koolman

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anuary 11.

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nda Shirley, to Mr. and Mrs.
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Stephenson, Jan
A son, Theodore
Theodore Kretschmer,
A son, Reynold Daniel,
Richardson, January
son, George Ale
Henry Cranson, January 20.
A son, Kenneth Don Anthony, to Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Blaize, January 21,
A son, Mohamed Yussuff Haroun Al Raschid,
to Mr. and Mrs. Mohamed Haniff, January 21.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Vaseur,
January

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Francis Fourrier Joins LOF
In Executive Development Program

Francis Fourrier, General Foreman
of the Light Oils Finishing Department
at Humble Oil’s Baytown refinery, has
arrived in Aruba on a loan basis in con-
nection with Jersey Standard’s Execu-
tive Development Program. He is now
working with G. L. MacNutt, assistant
division superintendent of the Light
Oils Finishing
Deparment.

Mr. Fourrier
started at Bay-
town in 1936 in
the labor depart-
ment after he re-
ceived his degree
in chemical en-
gineering from
Louisiana State
University. In
1937 he joined
Process Control
and in 1939 en-
tered aVTSD. stu
1943 he became
Process Foreman
of the Butadiene Plant. He was named
Assistant General Foreman in charge
of Lube Extraction in 1945, and in 1948
assumed his present position as head of
Light Oils Treating at Baytown.

Mr. Fourrier is the third of three
executives to be loaned to Aruba
through the Executive Development
Program, allowing Lago’s higher rank-
ing supervisors to be released for rota-
tional assignments.



Francis Fourrier

Dutch Aircraft Carrier Here

The Netherlands aircraft carrier
”Karel Doorman” is due to dock in
Oranjestad harbor the weekend of
February 4. The ship is the one on
which Prince Bernhard travelled from
Holland to the West Indies last month.
The general public will be given an op-
portunity to visit the ship; as the Aruba
Esso News went to press however, visit-
ing hours had not been announced.





duna na principio di e articulo aki.

Comité Consultativo di Comisario ta
conseha Directiva riba problemanan di
cumpradornan cu por presenta na Co-
misario den Planta.

Comité di Recreo di Lago Sport Park
lo tin responsabilidad di organizd y con-
duci actividadnan na Lago Sport Park.

Tur e cuater gruponan ta activo ca-
ba, representando empleadonan, cada un
riba su terreno, y di tal moda ta duna
empleadonan medionan pa cual nan por
expresa nan opinion, sea riba asunto-
nan negociativo of asuntonan advisorio.





Several hundred distinguished guests representing Curagao government and business
circles attended the opening January 16 of the Curacaosche Courant’s new print shop
at Willemstad. The large and well-equipped shop (where the Aruba Esso News is
printed) now has the fullest printing facilities in the area. A part of the dedication
ceremony is shown; Governor L. A. H. Peters of Curacao is presenting owner P. Gor-
sira with the Government order changing the name of the street where the shop
is located to ’William Lee Street’, after the man who founded the business in 1812.
Lago was represented at the opening of the new shop by R. W. Schlageter, of the
Public Relations Department.

Barco di Bela A Perde
Banda di Costa di Aruba

Biahando di Santo Domingo pa Aruba
cu un carga di maishi y fruta, e barco
di bela "Don Quijote” a contra masha
mal tempo banda di costa pa nort di
Aruba, Diadomingo, 15 di Januari.

Cu belanan geskeer y timon kibra, e
barco a keda ta drief sin rumbo, cu
diezun bida den balanza. Di es diezun
abordo, diez tabata tripulantenan y e
otro tabata un pasahero, un tal Emilio
Suarez, kende tabata aki na Aruba como
maestro di musica algun anja pasa.

Ora cu _ situacion a bira critica,
cuater homber a dicidi di baha den ua
barco di rema pa busca auxilio na tera.
Nan tambe a keda ta drief, y aunque
nan a baha for di e barco di bela for di
Diadomingo 7’or, nan no logra di al-
canza tera sino ta Dialuna merdia. E
ora nan a camna for di Boedoei te Santa
Cruz, unda nan a reporta na Warda di
Polies pa banda di 3’or di merdia.

Den preparacionnan pa bai duna
auxilio, a yega noticia cu ya tabata laat,
pasobra e barco a dal contra barranca-
nan y a keda na werki.

Di e siete hombernan cu a keda abor-
do wardando auxilio, un sea a hoga of
a dal contra barrancanan; poliesnan a
mira e curpa ta drief. E otronan a sal-
ba, bulando na awa net promé cu e
barco a plama riba e barracanan. Segun
e sobrevivientenan ta reporta, e difunto
tabata un homber di mas a menos 55 a
60 anja di edad.

Despues di a haci un inspeccién na
costa, poliesnan a hiba e sobreviviente-
nan warda, unda nan a haci un repor-
tahe completo di e tragedia. Atencion
médico no tabata necesario, pasobra
ningun di e sobrevivientenan no a hiba
ningun dafio.

Bonus Nobo pa Costo di Bida

Den un reunion cu Lago Employee
Council dia 28 di Januari, Directiva a
anuncia resultadonan di e ultimo resu-
men di costo di bida, lo cual ta motiba
un bonus nobo pa costo di bida pa em-
pleadonan regular y di staff pa e si-
guiente tres lunanan, esta di 1 di Fe-
bruari te 30 di April. E bonus nobo,
igual na e bonus pa e tres lunanan an-
terior den tur respecto, lo ta 5.39 por
ciento di ganamentonan regular y_ di
overtime, y di cualkier ganamento ex-
tra sea temporal of interino. E bonus
anterior tabata 5.23 por ciento.

E Council a worde informa tambe cu
di awor p’adelanti anuncionan di cam-
bionan di bonus pa costo di bida lo wor-
de haci den Aruba Esso News so, y no
pa medio di Anuncio General manera
tabata custumber. Esaki ta segun pdliza
nobo pa usa Aruba Esso News mas ex-
tensivamente pa haci anuncionan na em-
pleadonan.

Softball Competition Starts

A softball competition for the youths
of Aruba got underway last month at
the San Nicolas Juniors’ Field. The
tournament is sponsored by B. Marcel-
lin, San Nicolas merchant, and was
organized by Richard H. Murray, of the
Storehouse, and Richard Hazel, of the
Welding Department.

The tourney started on January 15,
and all games will be played on Sunday
mornings starting at 9:30 at the SN
Juniors’ Field.

At the opening game ceremonies Mr.
Marcellin spoke on the idea behind the
establishment of the competition. He
said it was based on the ideals of the
late Father Flannagan of Boys’ Town,
who claimed that there was no such
thing as a bad boy.

Other speakers included E. J. Huckle-
man, B. K,. Chand, and J. Wever.

Mr. Marcellin tossed out the first ball
in the Cardinals-St. Louis game, and
the tourney was underway. The St.
Louis team won the first game, and the
Baby Ruth Juniors beat the Aruba Red
Sox in the second.

SPAC Continued from page I

hours, and working conditions. Members
are elected from the plant "at large”,
and represent all staff and regular em-
ployees except supervisors and certain
other small special groups. The Council
negotiates on negotiable matters plant-
wide.

Advisory Functions

For off-the-job problems there are
three committees with advisory func-
tions. Since the matters they deal with
affect all staff and regular employees,
they are chosen from all levels includ-
ing supervisors, on a plant-wide basis.

The Special Problems Advisory Com-
mittee functions are given earlier in
this story.

The Commissary Advisory Committee
will advise Management on customer
problems arising from the operation of
the Plant Commissary.

The Lago Sport Park Recreation
Committee will be responsible for or-
ganizing and conducting activities at
the Lago Sport Park.

All four groups are now actively
engaged in representing employees in
their special fields, providing channels
for employee opinion on negotiable or
advisory matters.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
January 16—31 Wednesday, Feb. 8&

February 1—15 Thursday, Feb. 23
Monthly Payrolls
January 1—31 Thursday, Feb. 9
H.R.H. Prince Bernhard
At ARUBA January 23-24, 1950

Prince Be
latter’s pr

Prins Beri
De Vuijst



Medical Director R. C. Carrell invites His Royal

Assistant Gencral . Mi dd :
See eect e eno Ser ae ee eee Highness to tour the Lago Hospital.

his greetings to those of other Management
members at the Main Gate. j ;
Director di Departamento Médico Dr. Carrell, ta
invita Prins pa inspecta facilidadnan di

Sub-gerente General 0. Mingus ta afadi su ¢
saludo na esnan di otro miembronan di Hospitaal.

Directiva na Main Gate.



J. J. Hor
before tu

Sr. Horiga
e lunch a



Aruba’s royal visitor leaves the control tower at the new airport building.
Hundreds of employees lined refinery roads He watches an aerial display by the Aruba

Aruba su bishit.. seal ta baha for di toren di e edificio di vliegveld mobo. as the party passed through. Flying Club.

Cantidad di empleadonan a yena aceranan den Prins ta presta su atencion na un demonstracion
refineria pa mira Prins pasa. di Aruba Flying Club.



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eee

Prince E
the state
(

les saw the Prince here at the The Prince, accompanied by Governor L. A. H. Peters, drives away from Dakota

Hundreds of Lagoites’ fa
Field to begin his two-day tour of Aruba.

San Nicolas school.
Famianan di hopi empleadonan di Lago a mira Prins ora cu el Prins, acompaha pa Gouverneur L. A. H. Peters ta sali foi vliegveld pe cuminza su
a bishita school na San Nicolas. bishitanan riba Aruba.

Three little girls at Noord are plainly very happy — governor

Sabaneta schoolchildren greet their royal visitor with the a guard of honor presents arms as the Prince leaves the K.L.M. "Flying Dutchman” Bea heatannthanerinees Cn

ALi that brought him to Aruba.

i wu

Muchanan di school di Sabaneta ta cuminda nan Prins cantando Un warda di honor ta presenta arma ora cu Prins a baha for di e aeroplano cu a Tres mucha muher na Noord ta mustra nan Gouverne!
trecé Aruba. legria cu binimento di Prins.

Wilhelmus.


Prince Be! Alex Shaw of Utilities check the controls on the
latter's pri Pefore taking off from de Vuijst Field for a flight
to Dakota with H.R.H. as pilot.

lex Shaw di Utilities net promé cu nan a sali di
iegveld Dakota den aeroplano di Sr. Shaw. Prins mes
tabata di piloto.

Prins Ber)
De Vuijst

At the Santa Cruz school the tall Prince bends far over to talk to Maria,

Canisia, and Teresita Geerman, triplets whose birthday is the same as

Princess Margriet’s. Looking on are Father Grove, Sister Everdina, and
Frere Frederikus.

Na Santa Cruz, Prins ta papia cu Maria, Canisia, y Teresita Geerman, e tres
rumannan cu a nace riba mes fecha cu Prinses Margriet. Pastoor Grove,
Soeur Everdina, y Frere Frederikus a sali hunto cu nan.



An ardent movie fan, the Prince took many pictures of the A.F.C. flying show-
Shown beside him are B. Teagle, director of public relations (and president
of the flying club) and Acting Lt. Gov. H. Hessling.

Un aficcionado di licuf\, Prins Bernhard a saka hopi di e demonstracion
aéreo di Aruba Flying Club. Banda di dje nos ta mira B. Teagle di Public
Relations y Gezaghebber Interino H. Hessling.







J. J. Hoiduces the Prince to C. J. Griffin c
before ut the Esso Club. At center is OF- Carrell
+. J. N. Borbonus
Sr. Horiginta Prins na C. J. Griffin promé cu DF. Carrell ta

e lunch izgar na Esso Club. Mei-mei

Dr. J. N. Borbonus.

nos ta



Prince girst

official act in Aruba was placing a wreath at
the stat gcury.

After greeting each member of the Ecury family
‘ackground) he met former Resistance members.



Prins B.
krans n
famia

1 promé acto oficial na Aruba tabata ponemento di un

nto di Boy Ecury. Despues di a cuminda miembronan di

‘ims a worde presenté na miembronan anterior di
Ondergronds.





ince Bernhard, Acting Lt. Gov. Hessling,
‘e shown on the porch of Oranjestad’s Julianaschool,



Gouverne
isquin na entrada di Julianaschool na Playa.

takes the Prince through one of the air-
conditioned operating rooms at the Hospital.

and Principal

Prins Bernhard, Gezaghebber Interino Hessling, y Hoofd

mustra Prins un di e kambernan di
operacion na Hospitaal.

Su Alteza Real y President di Lago, Sr. J. J.
na Esso Club pa 48 persona, miembronan di e grupo real y di Directiva.

His Highness and Lago President J. J. Horigan are shown in conversation at the luncheon tendered by the Company
at the Esso Club for 48 members of the Priace’s Party and of Management.



Horigan combersando durante e "lunch’’ cu Compania a ofrecé



The Prince receives a gift at Lago’s school for his daughter Marijke from 3-year old Bonnie van

Montfrarns, granddaughter of former Lt. Governor 1. Wagemaker. Others who presented gifts were
Shirley Rimmer, and Hendrika Koster, each for a princess of her own age.

Maria van Ogtrop,

Prins ta ricibi un regalo na School di Lago pa su jioe Marijke cerca Bonnie van Montfrans, nicto
Wagemaker. Otronan cu a presenta regalonan tabata
y Hendrika Koster, cada un pa un prinses di nan edad.

di tres anja di Gezaghebber anterior,
Maria van Ogtrop, Shirley Rimm





Dr. L. C. Kwartsz greets the Prince at the head
of the official welcoming committee.

Mr. L. C. Kwartsz ta ¢ inda Prins como cabez
di e comité oficial di Recepcion.





He was very interested in the Hospital's

incubators for care of very tiny babies.

El a mustra masha interes den "incubators’’
jioenan cu naci promé cu nan tempo.

pa



The Prince’s party pauses at the bottom of the gangway on their arrival January 23.

Prins y su escorte na e momento cu nan a caba di yega Dialuna, 23 di Januari.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Race Against Time

Continuing the dramatic story of
our triumph over time in the job
of tanker turnaround

The January 20th issue of the Aruba Esso News
featured the intro ry part of Race Against Time”,
the story of the suc ful efforts to cut time spent by
tankers in Aruba. ly in 1947 a committee was
formed to study the problem of tanker turnaround.
More than thi thousand hours were being lost each
year by tankers awaiting berth at Aruba. World de-
mands for oil plus high demurrage costs made the
situation serious.

Plans were underway to improve the harbor by
adding new finger pie but in the meantime the
factors affecting harbor traffic were studied. Some
operations could be speeded up; other time-consuming
factors could be eliminated.

Improvement in tanker turnaround depended on de-
partments throughout the refinery, and each was asked
to do its share. Now, at the beginning of 1950, it takes
only 28 hours, 614 minutes to service a tanker. The con-
clusion of this article tells how 22 hours and 35 minutes
were sliced off the average time a tanker spends at
















Aruba.

Studies seemed to show that the
delay was mainly due to bunching of
ships outside the harbor. Twenty-five
percent of the time, one to six tankers
would be waiting their turn for berths.
They would pyramid while the harbor
tried to work off the backlog of ships.
And then some days there would be no
tankers, resulting in idle docks.

A tanker isn’t like a railroad train.
Wind and sea affect its timing. In spite
of all efforts on the part of New York
to schedule the ships, they tended to
bunch. So, while better control of ship-
ping was vital, it could not be depended
upon to correct the problem entirely.

There is an old naval saying that a
new broom sweeps clean, but the old
broom knows the corner. The Marine
Department met the challenge directly
by forming a new group, Harbor Opera-
tions. Seasoned men were placed in the
new division. The job facing this group,
headed by an experienced captain, was
to speed up tanker turnaround in con-
junction with the Ship Operations divi-
sion. They began to whittle away the
minutes on the clock.

Ship dispatchers who report on the
condition of the tankers were sent out-
side the harbor to board ships instead
of waiting for them to berth. Considera-
ble hazard was added to their job since
it is far more difficult to climb thirty
feet of rope ladder in a rough sea than
to walk up a gangplank. But this saved
a lot of dock time. Repairs could be
speeded up by knowing about them in
advance. A Receiving and Shipping
gauger also boarded the ships outside
the harbor to inspect tanks. Orders for
stores were put in before the ship ber-
thed. All of this, of course, had to be
worked out with Customs, and the coo-
peration of the Inspector of Customs
proved to be a vital part in speeding

tanker turnaround.

Time was saved by having tankers
pump out much of their ballast outside
the harbor instead of at the docks. The
Government pilots were most coopera-
tive in bringing ships into the harbor
with less ballast. The pilot force was
increased, and the six pilots put them-
selves on a rigid schedule; sometimes
all three pilots on shift were working at
the same time.

Changes Depended on Crews

All of these changes depended on the
cooperation of the shipping companies
and the tanker crews. The Aruba turn-
around problem was explained to them.
Many improvements in loading speed
were made possible by the crews’ labor
in getting the tankers ready to receive.
Quick pumping of ballast is a crew ope-
ration. Loading oil at record breaking
speeds means extra strain on the crew,
for working close to capacity is tricky
and difficult.

Tanker captains agreed to sail at
night rather than in the morning if
their loading was finished after sun-
down. This cleared the berths for in-
coming ships. In fact, if they began to
bunch up, loaded tankers were sent out-
side to wait for their final laboratory
checks and papers. In some cases this
saved as many as twelve to eighteen
hours per operation.

Three small launches were added to
the harbor fleet. One utility launch, the
Fontaine; a small tug, the Noord, and
the large tug Colorado Point were also
put into service. A stores barge to
shuttle supplies to all parts of the har-
bor freed the launches for other work.

While the work on the new finger pier
began, a new mooring berth at the reef
was built for repairing of ships. Plans



were made to raise the Marine Control
tower, since delays occurred from not
being able to signal some ships directly.

Credit goes to the Lago Police De-
partment; constantly alert to the turn-
around goal, the men of L.P.D. expedi-
ted vessel sailing. They helped to notify
and round-up crews when the tankers
were ready to sail. Any situations that
might have delayed seamen were hand-
led quickly and smoothly by the police.

The clock ticked on. By the end of
1947 the average tanker time had been
reduced to 44 hours, 314 minutes. Al-
most a full 8 hours shift had been saved
per turnaround.

Receiving and Shipping was also
watching the clock. A continual time
and motion study was set up, with gau-
gers recording every loading in detail,
The records filled out by the men at the
gauging office, the pumphouses, and the
docks, were studied carefully. Sources of
delays were pinpointed. Suggestions
from all the men of Receiving and
Shipping were solicited and many good
ideas were promptly acted upon. Such
suggestions as better dock lighting, and
swifter hose handling methods were a
direct result of these studies.

A new refinery water booster pump
was installed to handle ships bringing
fresh water to Aruba. A full cargo from
a T2 tanker could be unloaded in twenty
hours against the forty hours needed
before.

Another hour was cut off the turn-
around time by a new power feeder to
the gasoline pumphouse and a new fuel
oil pump in the loading pumphouse. Pro-
cedures for blending were carefully re-
viewed, and time was saved by improved
planning and methods. Personnel was
shifted, setting wp an assistant operator
to deal directly with tanker loading.

Other Departments in Race

Other departments entered the race
against the clock. The dispatching sec-
tion of the Accounting Department be-
gan to prepare papers before the tan-
kers were completely loaded. Most con-
signees were willing to accept approxi-
mate figures for oil received, and exact
figures were forwarded by airmail.

Another dispatcher clerk was added
to ease the load, which at times can be
a vast job. This saved fifteen minutes to
an hour per vessel. Some ships loading
mixed cargoes may have as many as
twenty-one different sets of papers to
fill out. The dispatcher might handle
1000 separate sheets of paper in prepar-
ing cargo documents for a single ship.

M & C, in charge of dry cargo un-
loading and all maintenance, did _ its
share. Maintenance for the harbor was
given top priority. Methods of handling
cargo from ships like the Esso Aruba
and the Esso Bolivar were studied, and
a fulltime man was assigned to improve
efficiency in operations. Like Receiving
and Shipping, M & C made complete re-
ports on every operation. For time saved
in unloading cargo would clear the
docks for other tankers. Better lighting
in cargo holds, for instance, resulted
from these studies.

Perhaps the most important improve-

FEBRUARY 3, 1950

ment in dry cargo handling was the use
of pallet loading. It worked this way:
Shipments from the Butterworth System
docks at Bayonne were loaded onto woo-
den platforms. The shipments, _ plat-
forms and all, were stowed in the ship's.
cargo hold.

When the ship docked at Aruba. the
platform, or pallet, made handling of
the shipment easy. By the use of fork
lift trucks, considerable hand labor in
moving cargo from the docks to the
storehouse was eliminated.

While cargo handling was being im-
proved, M & C tied in with Process by
speeding up the tank repair program
which pulled out, repaired, and put back
into service as much as half a million
barrels of tank storage a month. Any
shop repair work for tankers that could
not be handled by the Marine Depart-
ment was labeled "'first priority” by the
M & C shops.

Other work done by M & C included
replacement lines for air, water, and a
16 inch unloading line placed to the reef
docks. The pile driver was constantly
assigned to maintenance of docks. And
now, soon ready to go into action, is a
new 15 ton Whirley crane which will be
mounted on a barge to speed up the
lifting of dry cargo.

T.S.D. Work was Vital

Various projects requiring engineer-
ing planning and studies were given
prompt handling by T.S.D. Engineering.

T.S.D. Laboratories had been working
all this time to cut down the hours.
Samples of rust from tanks on ships
loading aviation gasoline were analyzed
before the tankers berthed; they were
thus given a clean "bill of health” in
time to fasten the hoses as soon as the
mooring lines were tied. This fast coor-
dination between departments meant
that the loading lines could be scheduled
for a ship long before it docked.

In fact, the laboratories worked so
efficiently that soon it was common
practice for the labs to telephone the
results of intermediate samples before
loading was completed, so work on the
cargo documents could start.

A delicate balance had to be kept
between quality and speed. More exact
standards helped to cut the time. Delays
caused by contamination of products
were largely eliminated by more rigid
checking of samples. So, as the volume
of business rose, necessary discharges of
off-test cargoes were decreased.

Three years are past. The clock at
the end of 1949 reads 28 hours, 61%
minutes,

Cutting down tanker turnaround has
been a big job. It is an accomplishment
that is vital to Lago’s ability to com-
pete in the world oil market.

To the hundreds of men who had a
part in the job; to the men who repre-
sent Lago, tanker crews, the Govern-
ment and consular officials and our af-
filiates in the New York office, must
go the credit. Their labor and _ sweat,
their ingenuity and dedication to the
task, have made the ’’impossible’’ chal-
lenge a reality.







The Marine Department formed the Harbor Opera-

rations; George Earney, dispatcher;

and M. Dunn, Key to the successful program was the cooperation of tanker crews

: : : 7 . T a ae REC al 2 shipping anies.
s group to speed turnaround. Aboy re Captain shift supervisor. The group consists of 15 men on and shipping compan kers ‘
Who th Vilkie of S X B to receive oil, such as this Esso supertanker, are invaluable.

W. F. Baker, acting head; R. N. Wilkie of Ship Ope-

continuous shift.

nk in spick and span condition ready




FEBRUARY 3, 1950



ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Slicing Tanker Turnaround Time Was a Vast Operation by Many Departments



C. D. Goedgedrag, assistant operator at the
loading pumphouse, checks the gauge of
the new fuel oil pump (pump is_ inside
building). This operator is one of four who
deals directly with tanker loading.

On the docks the wharfingers boosted turn-

around efficiency by improved hosehandling

methods. Whenever possible the hoses were

lined up ahead of time; the tankers could
load shortly after docking.





C. Lake, gauger, inspects the ship’s tanks

and relays his report to the office. Com-

piete reports filled out by the gaugers were

studied. Several new loading methods re-
sulted from these studies.







At the Receiving and Shipping office,
G. H. Niekoop checks loading reports which
show the time each operation takes. Sour-
ces of delays were pinpointed; good sug-
gestions were acted upon.



M. Noot, head pilot, stands on the bow of one of the three

launches which the six pilots use to meet tankers and bring

them into the harbor. The pilot force was increased io

meet the problem; a rigid schedule was followed to keep
the tankers moving.



The government and consular officials had
a vital part in the job. In the above picture
the port doctor boards a tanker followed
by a ships dispatcher. Immigration and
Customs also impreyed turnaround time.

Testing of a cargo of aviation gasoline is
being done by Ramon Croes, Lab 1. Sam-
ples like this were taken before the loading
was completed; if tests were satisfactory,
work on the cargo documents could start.

Dry cargo handling by M & C together with high priority

ratings on all harbor and tanker repair work sliced

tim: off the clock. Pallet loading increased efficiency.

Quick lifting of bulky items such as this launch being
placed on a lake tanker was essential.

Alvin A. Texeira,

accounting dispatcher,
may handle 600 to 1000 pieces of paper
for a single vessel. A new assistant and
use of approximate figures made it easier
to have documents ready for sailing.

The tugboat Delaplaine maneuvers an Esso tanker awav

from the doch. The addition of three launches, a stores

barge, a utility launch, and a small and large tug helped

harbor traffic move fastere Walkie-Talkie radio commu-
nication is now being planned.



At the start of 1950, new harbor facilities

will begin to cut turnaround time even

more. This new 75’ observation tower; the

finished finger pier, and other projects
will carry on the job done so well.
Coin Your Ideas Pays Out
Fls. 1485 to 48 Employees

A total of Fis. 1485 was paid out by
the Coin Your Ideas Committee for 48
suggestions which were judged winners
in November. Top winners were Carl E.
Rogers, Adolfo Arends, and C. J.
Arends, each of whom won Fs. 100.

Mr. Rogers’ idea was to remove the
accumulated catalyst in the cottrell
precipitator breeching during operation
or general inspection,

Adolfo Arends suggested that code
calls nos. 602 and 603 be discontinued.

Cc. J. Arends’ winner was that Com-
missary deliveries to Lago Heights
bungalows be staggered.

Other winners from the November
list:

H. R. Narain, Fils. 50, install board
system for unlicensed Lake Fleet per-
sonnel.

J. D. Morris, Fis. 40, equip all
gauges used for hydrostatic testing of
vessels and drums with jet connections.

Arthur Le Grand, Fls. 40, method for
removal of compressors cylinder heads,
GAR-2.

Thomas E. Foy, Fis. 40, reinforce-
ment to keep steering column in place
on three-wheeled scooters.

Ashby Atherley, Fls. 40, discontinue
issuance of Dixie cups.

Aurelio Barros, Fis. 35, when casting
pump bases, cast numbers also in relief,
old and new bases.

W. van Heyningen, Fls. 30, install
fire extinguishers on all cranes, trac-
tors, and bulldozers.

Carroll Bond, FIs. 30, relocate suction
line valves north of No. 1 hot oil pump,
combination units 1—4.

Pedro Nicolaas, Fls. 30, increase
height of fence on road, vicinity of
Tank No. 288.

Joseph Jourbert, Fls. 30, attach "L”
type connection to exhaust pipe of each
barrel still vacuum pump, Lab No. 3.

Kenneth Hewlett, Fls. 30, relocate
one shot valve stem lubricators to side
of compressor casing, GAR-2.

M. Garrido, Fls. 30, install guard
rails on catwalk of new transit mix
trucks.

A. Lo Fo Wong, Fis. 30, use personal
cups in all control rooms.

Daniel Hassell, Fls. 30, install trays
under each set of burners, No. 5 com-
bination unit.

Charles Jardine, Fils. 25,
base of lube oil cradles, GAR-1.

Herman Figueira, Fls. 30, relocate
valve above union discharge side steam
traps. .

Fred Wormald, Fls. 30, place 8” stub
in ash piece section to 16” motor ethyl
line.

Thomas A. Wolfe, Fls. 25, install
plastic or hard rubber fixtures in lake
tankers.

H. Garcia, Fils. 25, take orders for
Christmas trees months in advance.

L. J. Sylvester, Fls. 25, remove sec-
tion of railing, vicinity of cross soaking
section, Pressure Stills Nos. 5 and 6.

Edgar Leysner, Fls. 25, install ladder
on cooler box, no. 11 Crude Still; and
Fls. 20, install extension to 1” steam
valve to bank tube inlet, no. 5 rerun
still.

Council Ladner, Fls. 25, install heavy
mesh monel screen on each side of
strainer in spent circulating line, PCAR
2nd floor.

L. E. Benne, FIs. 25, install or extend
monorail over pump no. 1578, loading
pumphouse.

Norris Nyack, Fls. 25, remove present
and install in new position safety bar-
ricade around electric line pole between
BQ’s No. 10 and 12, Lago Heights.

M. Christiaans, Fls. 25, install drain
line to Nos. 4 and 5 gasoil outlet on
no. 5 cooler box to drain and test coils,

R. G. Castanheire, Fils. 25, change
current source of water cooler to in-
strument source, ISAR.

Jack Jamison, Fls. 25, install T and
valve in water outlet and inlet lines for
backflushing N.D. and P.D. aftercoolers,
Vis Units.

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BERNHARD

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ficio y a mira e diferente facilidadnan
moderno pa tur empleadonan y nan fa-
mianan. E tabata particularmente inte-
resd den seccion pa muchanan y den
“incubators” den cual jioenan cu nace
tempran of otronan cu mester di cui-
do especial ta worde tenji.

Durante su conversacionnan cu Prins
Bernhard, Mr. Horigan a mustra riba e
varios facilidadanan y plannan di bene-
ficio cu Compania ta mantene pa su em-
pleadonan. :

Dos punto cu a interesA Prins masha
tabata programa di aprendiz, na cual
400 mucha-homber Arubiano ta tuma
parti den un curso di 4 anja, y entrena-
miento pa supervisornan y pa otro em-
pleadonan durante oranan di trabao.

Prins Bernhard a mustra interes tam-
be den e sistema di representacion di
empleadonan, pa medio di cual emplea-
donan por trata cu directiva di Compa-
nia riba problemanan cu ta afectA nan.

Otro asuntonan riba cualnan Sr. Ho-
rigan a yama Prins su atencion tabata
facilidadnan di recreo, pa cual Lago ta
percura, incluyendo Sport Park nobo cu
lo keda cla pa celebracion di Anja di La
Reina; importancia cu Compania ta pone
riba seguridad di su empleadonan; va-
rios plannan di beneficio cu Compania
ta mantene pa bienestar di su empleado-
nan.

Promé acto di Prins ora cu el a ye-
ga Aruba tabata ponemento di un krans
na monumento di Boy Ecury na Oranje-
stad. Despues di esey el a bishita kerki,
varios schoolnan y misanan, y otro lu-
garnan.

Despues di su bishita na islanan Ho-
landes di West Indie, Prins Bernhard
tabata pa haci bishitanan oficial na Me-
xico y Canada. Lo e bolbe Holanda ‘gin-
da di mei-mei di Maart.

Dominico Kelly, Fls. 20, install lunca
lockers in Boiler Shop.

Matthew John, Fls. 20, install fire
extinguisher in building south of Colony
sub-warehouse.

Jose Koolman, Fls. 20, erect bicycle
rack in vicinity of Zone A office.

E. H. de L’Isle, Fis. 20, instali
sprockets and chains to three 2” valves,
steam/water manifold, No. 11 Crude
Still.

Leonard Marques, Fls. 20, relocate
temperature recorder in O.H. line before
cooler, No. 11 Crude Still.

Francois H. Jacques, Fls. 20, install
handles or knobs on doors, Esso Heights
Camp.

F. Lo Fo Sang, Fls. 20, install step
at southwest entrance of Cracking
Plant Sub-station.

Frank Mingo, Fls. 20, install bleeder
from controller bottom plate to sewer
or blowdown tar controller valves, com-
bination units Nos. 1—8.

Joseph Hinkson, Fls. 20, provide slot
for papers, etc. at Lago Heights Post
Office.

Darrell Jackson, Fls. 20, install step
and light between tanks nos. 208
and 74.

Chesterfield Boyce, Fls. 20, construct
small cigarette butt containers and
place in Esso Heights quarters.

P. Erasmus, Fls. 20, connect walk-
ways and install handrails northeast of
no. 5 air compressor aftercooler.

Rupert Bishop, Fls. 20, paint exten-
sion handles, used for windows, Lago
Club Auditorium.

-F. L. Berry, Fls. 20, remove request*
slip boxes and place inside X-ray Labo-
ratory, construct wall slot.

Paul M. Wallace, Fis. 20, illuminate
parking lot between Lago Police Office
and Aruba Trading Company.

Juan Yaragaray, Fls. 20, install drain
line from oil burner wash to sewers,
combination units Nos. 1—8.

O. Dowling, Fils. 20, install wire
screens in windows, waiting rooms to
Sections C and D, Lago Hospital.

| Safety Pays |

FEBRUARY 2, 1950



Approximately 500 children attended the annual

New Year’s party organized by

Venezuelan Consul General Ramon Madrid. The party (above) was given at the Socie-
dad Bolivariana, and presents and refreshments went to all the children who attended.

PRINCE'S VISIT from page 1
from De Vuijst Field to Dakota Field at
the other end of the island. He flew a
plane belonging to A. H. Shaw, Utilities
Divison, and was accompanied by his
aide, Major G. Sonderman, and Mr.
Shaw. Three other planes, piloted by
members of the Aruba Flying Club, es-
corted the Prince on his flight.

The Prince expressed himself as well-
pleased with the performance of the
plane, a four-passenger Beechcraft Bo-
nanza, and was very appreciative of the
opportunity to pilot the ship.

His desire to fly the plane arose
after watching it take part in an aerial
exhibition put on by members of the
Aruba Flying Club. The exhibition was
held over the lagoon next to the Esso
Club, were the Prince and his. party had
luncheon.

Prince Bernhard and his party arriv-
ed at Lago’s main gate about 11 o’clock
on the morning of January 24. They
left Lago about 3 in the afternoon.
During that time Company President
J. J. Horigan acted as host to the royal
visitor.

After driving through the refinery,
the party stopped at the Lago High
School. There the school children sang
the Dutch national anthem and four
girls, corresponding in age to the four
Royal Princesses, presented the Prince
with gifts to take back to the Princesses
in Holland.

From the School Prince Bernhard

went to the Lago Hospital. There he
was taken on a tour of the building,
where he saw the various up-to-date
medical facilities which are available to
all Lago employees: and their families.
He was especially interested in the
nursery and the incubators where pre-
mature babies and others needing
special care are taken care of.

During his conversation with Prince
Bernhard, Mr. Horigan pointed out the
various facilities and benefit plans
which the Company provides for its em-
ployees. Two features which especially
interested the Prince were Lago’s ap-
prentice training program, where over
400 Aruban boys are in a four-year
course, and the Company’s supervisory
and on the job training for other
employees.

Prince Bernhard also showed interest
in the system of employee representa-
tion at Lago, in which employees deal
with the Company’s management on
problems affecting the employee body.

Other matters which Mr. Horigan
brought to the Prince’s attention were
the recreation facilities provided by
Lago, including the new Sport Park
stadium which will be ready for the
Queen’s Birthday this year; the extent
to which the Company encourages the
development of educational facilities
both among its employees and else-
where on the island; the importance
which the Company places on safety;
and various benefit plans which the
Company sponsors for the welfare of

ay Teper:

Employees from the Acid and Edeleanu Plant gathered recently to present a farewell
gift to Erskine Anderson, who left Lago after 20 years service to go to the States.
Mr. Anderson plans to attend Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and work toward a
degree in law. He is seen above holding the package which R. V. Heinze (wearing
jacket at left) has just presented to him. In addition to his long service at the Acid
Plant, Mr. Anderson had also been a valued Aruba Esso News reporter for many years.

Privacy

We built a fence—
No little labor—

To hide our doings
From our neighbor.

But now that we
Have stopped his viewing,
We can’t see what
Our neighbor's doing.
Reprinted from COSMOPOLITAN