Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: February 17, 1950
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
General Note: Cover title.
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Source Institution: Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
Holding Location: Biblioteca Nacional Aruba
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000307401
oclc - 06371498
notis - ABT4040
System ID: CA03400001:00281

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Most employees know that a gradual reduction of forces has been taking place at
Lago starting during the latter part of 1949 In most cases employees leaving the
Company have not been replaced In addition recruited employees are being
released as the work for which they were hired is finished
This has made employees uneasy about the future of the Company and their own
future Because of this it is well to explain what is causing this force reduction as
well as some of the main things that will affect our operations in the near future
A large amount of repair work was built up during the war and right after the
war because we could not get the necessary materials to do the work These jobs
are rapidly being taken care of and we believe that all of this postponed maintenance
work will be up-to-date by the middle or end of 1950 This is one of the major
reasons for reducing the number of employees In addition our construction work
has been decreasing fiom the ery high rate of the last few years and will continue
to decrease throughout 1950 and 1951
Another thing affecting maintenance woik is the change in the products being
oidered by our customers since the war An outstanding example is the lower demand
for awation gasoline this has caused the shutdown of the Hydro Plant Poly Plant
one Alkylation Plant and one Acid Contact Plant In other words less process
equipment being operated means less maintenance work
The above briefly outlines the known facts making the force reduction necessary
A huge crowd toured the Dutch aiicarft carrier Karel Doorman when it was open Attempting to see our future situation is mote difficult Here are some general
to the public on the afternoon of February 5 The carrier docked in Oranjestad influences which may well affect the amount of crude we process
harbor isited here fiom February 4 to the 6th before returning to Curasao The
ship on which Piince Bernhard travelled fiom Holland to the West Indies last month 1- An increased flow of oil from the Middle East and elsewhere which brought
the Kaiel Doorman carries 32 planes and a crew of over 1100 officers and men The about the building of refineiies in Europe and elsewhere during and after the
canier was named after a Dutch commander who went down with his ship in war
the Java Sea 2- An oer building in the whole petroleum industry to help meet the huge demand
for oil pioducts immediately following the war
Masha hopi hende a piobecha di opoitunidad ofreci na publico en general pa bishita e 3- Canadas producing more of her own oil supplies
poita aion Holandes Kaiel Doorman dia 5 di Februari E vapor ta carga 32 aero- 4- General increased competition all along the line
plano y na tur tin 1100 hende aboido
These things make it likely that the crude runs for 1950 will be lower than the
aerage in 1949 Such a case may bring about the shutdown of more process units
which would in turn lequire less Process personnel and less maintenance
Two additional conditions will hae an influence their effect is difficult if not
O Mingus Is Appointed General Manager impossible to estimate These aie

1- The cuirency situation which shongly affects business on an international basis
F E Griffin Named General Superintendent 2- The possibility of some countries putting import restrictions on oil products-

It is practically impossible to predict the final effect of all these things
Howeer with less constiuction woik a decreasing maintenance load and probably
J J Horigan To Continue President of
as Company a lower processing load that will reduce maintenance still further it is plain that
we will hae mote men than wre hae jobs It had been hoped that a gradual
reduction in forces could be made through the usual resignations other terminations
Organisation chances this month O Minims becominer irenernl
saw mnnnfrer etc It appears howeer that this will not be sufficient and additional layoffs
fl KT ^.~ />!! .,.? T 4- 1 ... T 1 1 T 1T I-ff 1- j T
ul mu uu kju aiiu iidiisjiuii uumpaiij jiu uuu r jli uuiiuu uemi apiuiiueu will be necessary throughout this year
to the new position of general superintendent J J Horigan continues as It is a hard fact that in these days of ery strong competition in the oil industry
president of the Company as well as chairman of the Executive Committee no company expecting to stay in business can afford to carry extra men on the
At the same time D L Hussey who is in Aruba on a two year rotational
The conditions making a force reduction necessary are world wide and are bejond
loan assignment from the Bayway New Jersey Refinery has been appointed Lagos control However employees are assured that the Company is strongly in
Process Superintendent replacing Mr Griffin for that period terested in keeping the highest possible production at Aruba

Reporting to Mr Griffin will be the '
Process Mechanical and Technical Ser Another Supertanker Calls J -J'. stfaZy

vice Departments as well as the Lago The most recent of a growing string

Police Department and the Operations of Esso supertankers to make Aruba

Coordination Division their first port of call the Esso Bermuda
All other department heads as well as tied up at the new finger pier

Mr Griffin will report to Mr Mingus February 6 For her maiden voyage she
Mr Griffin recently elected a member took fresh water from Newport News Carrier Commander Extends Thanks Mingus Nombra Gerente General

of the Companys Board of Directors Virginia to Amuay Bay brought a load Following the departure of the Dutch Griffin Ta Haya Puesto Nobo
has also been appointed to the Executive of crude here from Amuay and left aircraft carrier Karel Doorman after

Committee Marine Manager J Andreae Aruba with 165000 barrels of fuel oil its visit here the following cable was Cambionan den organizacion cu a
who was also recently named to the bound for New York received by Acting Lt Governor H A tuma lugar e luna aki a resulta den
Board will continue as a member of the nombramiento di O Mingus como
Executive Committee That Gerente General di Oil & Transport
group now I thank Lago
On behalf of the entire crew
includes Mr Horigan chairman Ltd F E Griffin
Mr you and others who made our too brief Company y a
Mingus vice chairman T C Brown haya e puesto nobo di Superintendente
visit unforgettable Please convey our
and Mr Griffin and Mr Andreae The Dont Waste Water thanks General J J Horigan ta sigui como

same men also comprise the Companys signed presidente di Compania y como presi
Board of Directors C F Smith attends dente di Comite Ehecu tivo
HMS Karel Doorman
Commander of
all meetings of the Executive Committee Na mes tempo D L Hussey kende

in an advisory capacity ta na Aruba pa dos anja segun un com

Mr Griffin has been appointed chairman benio di prestamo entre Lago y refineria

of the Coordination Committee re di Bayway New Jersey a worde nombra
placing Mr Mingus The membership of Hefe di Departamento di Refina

this Committee which coordinates all miento reemplazando Sr Griffin

work in the Lago Concession will include E siguiente departamentonan ta reports

the following F E Griffin na Sr Griffin Process Mechani

chairman J J Abadie H J Ashlock cal Technical Lago Police y Operations
II Chippendale W L Ewart C R Coordination Division

Greene C J Griffin S Sery F W Tur otro hefenan di departamentonan

Switzer J M Whiteley K II Repath incluyendo Sr Griffin lo repoitA
W B Cundiff J P Wiley C B Garber na Sr Mingus
and D L Hussey

Mr Mingus wil continue as chairman

of the Management Staff Committee
Others on this group will include J M

Whiteley Dr R C Carrell J J Abadie Members of the Lago Employee Council are seen aboe with the Management A copy of the new Lago Employee
D L Hussey H Chippendale J V representatives with whom they are working out the Councils constitition and a Council constitution appears as an
Friel C B Garber Capt W L Thomas working agreement Fiom the left around the table are J Maduro S Luydens insert in this issue of The Aruba Esso
B Teagle and F J Getts F Diiksz president C R Bishop vice president J V Friel H Chippendale
F E Griffin E Byington F J Getts H Blaize S Frederick substituting for News The constitution was recently
Mr Mingus who was recently elected N Baptiste while the latter is on vacation and B K Chand Inset are Mr Baptiste drafted by members of the LEC work
vice president of the Company started and H Kelly secretary ing with Company representatives

his Lago service in October 1930 as as- Work is proceeding on the working
Miembronan di Lago Employee Council a reuni cu representantenan di Directha cu
kendenan e Council ta trahando riba constitucion di e Council y liba un combenio agreement It will also appear in a
Continued on page 3 di trabao future News as an insert

FEBRUARY 17 1950

3 Are Promoted in Process

AMJMfss3 fty Refinery Reporters 2 in Mechanical Department

Simon Coronel oooooooo Hospital Promotions recently went to three

Sattaur Blpat Chand Bacchus Storehouse employees in the Process Department
Simon Geerman oooooooo Drydock and to two in the
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO LTD Bernard Marquis Marine Office Department
Iphil Jones Receiving & Shipping Those receiving the new assignments

The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed Ersklne Fernando Anderson da Sllva Acid Treasure& Edeleanu Stills are D E Johnson J H Bouten

Friday March 3 1950 All copy must reach the editor Bertie Vlapree CTR & Field Shops and L S Mawby in the Process Depart
Hugo de Vrles
in the Persoanel Building by Friday noon February 24 TSD Office
ment and A P
Willemfrldus Bool Accounting Gongriep and J A Roll
Telephone 523 Mrs Ivy Butts Powerhouse 1 & 2 in the Mechanical
Jacinto de Kort Laboratories 1 & 2
Printed by the Curajaosche Courant Curasao NWI Laboratory 3 Mr Johnson was appointed assistant
Harold Wathey jgo p0nce
Mrs M A Mongroe Esso & Lago Clubs divison superintendent in charge of the

George Elsa Mackintosh Lawrence Dining Hall Catalytic 2 Cracking Department He replaces P A

NOS PRESIDENTE TA BISA Calvin Hassell m & C Office OBrien who was transferred to the
Federlco Ponson Masons & Insulators
Edgar Connor Machine Shop Catalytic Department as assistant division

Cade Mario Abraham Harms Blacksmith Boiler & Tin superintendent replacing H V

Casi tur erapleado sa cu reduccion di cantidad di empleadonan Jan Oduber Welding Pipe Locker Mr Locker will be assigned to

ta tumando lugar na Lago desde cabmento di anja Jose John La Francisco Cruz Colony Plant Commissary Commissary a training position in connection with

1949 Den mayoria di casonan empleadonan cu a kita foi Stella Oliver Laundry the Executive Development Program
Rlcardo Van Blarcum
Colony Service Office
Compania no a worde reemplaza Ademas empleadonan Claude Bolah Colony Shops Mr Johnsons Company service began

lemporario ta bolbe nan tera segun cu e trabao pa cual Harold James Industrial Relations Garage in March 1921 with the Standard Oil

man a worde contrata bini cla Edney Huckleman Sports Company of New Jersey in Charleston

Esaki a haci cu empleadonan ta preocupa pa futuro di Samuel Rajroou Carpenter &Special Paint South Carolina From February 1924 tc

Compania y pa nan mes futuro Pa es motibo lo ta bon pa Gas Plant September 1928 he was with the Com-

splica kico ta causando e reduccion di cantidad di empleadonan

tambe di lo afecta negocio Lake Fleet ..... .
y algun e puntonan cu nos Reporters r ? ? a r z _^_ - zyi

den futuro

Un gran cantidad di trabao di reparacion a montona M R Boekhoudt L Lane sS SS Ambrosio Amacuro

durante di guerra y unbez despues di guerra pasobra nos J R A Wilson Melfor SS SS Bachaquero Andino

no por a haya e materialnan pa haci e trabao Es trabaonan N Sampson SS Boscan
H W Mulzac
di ta biniendo cla ta 7S Caripito
reparacion rapidamente y nos spera M John SS Cumarebo
di tin nan tur cla pa banda di mei mei of fin di anja 1950 N F Clarke SS Guarico
R M Josephla SS Invercaibo
Esaki ta un di e prome motibonan pakico cantidad di F Modeste SS Inverrosa

empleadonan ta worde reduci Ademas nos trabao di con C P T N Pantephlet Semeleer SS SS Inverruba Juaepin

struccion ta menguando for di e cantidad haltu cu el a Z Z Fleming SS Mara
F T Angel SS Maracay
alcanza durante ultimo anjanan y lo sigui mengua durante J Smith SS Misoa
R A Martls SS Pederales
1950 1951
y W F Van PutUn SS Quiriquire
Un otro cos cu ta afecta trabao di mantenecion ta e C Cllkes SS Sabaneta
K Davis SS San Carlos
cambio den e productonan cu nos clientenan ta encarga Un L Flndley SS San Cristobal

ehempel ta e demanda mas abao pa gasoline di aviation A C A C Nurse Euton SS SS Temblador Trujillo

esaki a causa cu nos a cerra Hydro Plant Poly Plant un J Koek SS Yamanota D E Johnson
G O Walker Shoregang
Alkylation Plant y un Acid Contact Plant Cu otro palabra J I Yanga Tug Delaplaine above left
L E Marchena Tug Colorado Point
tin trabao di mantenecion
menos equipo nos na uso menos D L Van Putten Relief Pumpmen
lo ta necesario J II Bouton

Tur esakinan ta splica brevemente e feitnan reconoci cu above right

ta haci reduccion di cantidad di empleadonan necesario

Awor pa trata na pronostica com nos situacion futuro lo 2 Posibildad cu algun tera lo pone restriccionnan di L S Mawby

ta ta mas dificil Aki ta sigui algun influencianan general importacion riba productonan di petroleo left

cu lo por afecta e cantidad di azeta crudo cu nos lo refina Ta practicamente imposibel pa pronostica efecto final di
tur e cosnan aki Sinembargo cu menos trabao di construccion A P Gongriep
1 Aumento di petroleo foi Middle East Arabia etc y beTbyr left
lugarnan Ioque a causa construccion di refinerianan na un cantidad menguante di trabao di mantenecion y

Europa y otro lugarnan durante y despues di guerra probablemente menos refinamiento cu na su turno ta J A Roll

2 Expansion demasiado den henter industria di petroleo mengua trabao di mantenecion mas ainda ta muy claro cu below right

pa responde na e demanda inmenso cu tabatin pa nos lo tin mas empleado cu nos lo tin jobnan Nos a spera

jproductonan di petroleo imediatamente despues di cu un reduccion gradual di e cantidad di empleadonan lo

guerra por a worde realiza pa medio di dankmento di trabao y otro

3 Canada mes ta produci casi tur petroleo cu nan tin terminacionnan di custumber Pero awor ta parce cu esey

mester lo no ta suficiente y lo ta necesario pa lay off varios

empleado durante henter e anja aki
-4 Competencia aumenta en general
Ta un feit menos agradabel cu den tempo actual cu tanto
IEs puntonan aki ta pone nos pensa cu probablemente nos
competencia cu tin den industra di petroleo ningun compania
durante 1950
lo refina menos azeta crudo cu e promedio
cu ta spera di sigui existi no por permiti nan mes e
refina durante 1949 Y si esey resulta asina mas stills lo
luho di tene extra den
nan empleo
mester cerra loque atrobe lo mengua e cantidad di empleadonan
E condicionnan cu ta haci reduccion di e cantidad di
necesario den Departamento di Refinamiento
empleadonan necesario ta condicionnan mundial y for di
Process y cantidad di trabao di mantenecion
control di Lago Sinembargo nos ta sigura empleadonan cu
Dos condicionnn mas lo tin influencia nan efecto ta
Compania ta sumamente interesa na sigui cu e production
dificil podiser hasta imposibel pa pronostica Esakinan ta

1 Cuestion di dolar cu ta stroba negocio riba un base di mas halto posibel

international J J H origan pany in Mexico and in 1928 he went to

Venezuela He was with the West India

Oil Company first then with Creole

Surinam Goes Toward Home Rule n 1 Gregorio Frank Traffic Changes Made in from 1934 until October 1945 when he
sub foreman A in
Starts came to Lago Mr Johnson was formerly
As Interim Regulation the Instrument
Department was Area Around Main Office process foreman in the Cracking Department
Interim Regulation
On January 20 the recently named to
for Surinam went into effect with the
the Lago Sport
Mr Bouton was named shift foreman
Surinamers taking control over their Park Recreation Several changes have recently been
in the Cracking Department He came to
domestic affairs and setting out on the Committee replac made to more effectively and safely
Lago in May 1931 in the Cracking De
ing F Dirksz Mr
first step toward self government handle the flow of traffic in the area
Dirksz resigned partment and was formerly a shift
Under the set responsibility for around the General Office Building All
new up
when he was elected breaker for shift foremen and assistait
government has been shifted from a to the LEC the changes are noted by the installation
shift foremen I
Dutch appointed governor to a nine Mr Frank has of new traffic signs
worked for Lago Mr Mawby was appointed shift fore
man cabinet A pedestrian walkway has been paint
since 1933 man in the Light Oils Finishing Depart
A 21 man legislative council elected ed across the street in front of the door ment A Lago employee since January
directly by the people will make the
of the building yellow markers have 1930 Mr Mawby first worked in the
laws and the number of eligible voters been painted parallel to the building in
Acid Plant Before his new assignment
will be vastly increased The majority Bicycle & Boat Plates Out
front and are not to be crossed by cars he was a shift breaker for shift foreman
party in the council or Staten will Plates To Follow Soon
entrance and exit to this area is noted and assistant shift foremen I

-appoint the cabinet The Collector of Taxes here has announced by two openings in the markers ; and In the Mechanical Department Mr

Under the Interim Regulation the that license taxes on bicycles four additional parking stalls have been Gongriep was transferred to the Field

rrole of the governor in Surinams affairs motorcycles and motorboats or boats set up at the east end of the building in Coordination Group and named assistant
will be changed In the past by secur
with auxiliary motors are now payable front These stalls are for persons plan zone supervisor Zone 5 and Mr Roll
from Holland he could
ing an No announcement has been made on ning brief visits to the building others was named assistant general foreman
declare all legislation passed by the
when automobile plates will be available ; should use the parking area across the Machinist
Staten null and void at that time ten
however they are being distributed in street which now has one designated Mr Gongriep started with Lago in
imembers of that body were
the The Curacao now and are expected here in entrance and one exit February 1933 in the Machinist Department
five appointed by governor
governor representative of the Crown the near future Future plans call for one way traffic Prior to his new appointment he

counter clockwise around the General was a temporary zone foreman new
who is appointed by the Queen now
signs all laws and refuses only if the DO K3Q QD Office Building However this plan will Mr Rolls Lago service began in

law endangers the independence of the not go into effect for several weeks March 1946 in the MC Machinist Department

when construction material for the addition He was formerly shop fore
United Kingdom or involves foreign KEEP EN1 /FLYING
agreements or treaties / to the building is cleared away man in the Machine Shop


Brownie Leaves Bayway Docks Sixth Tropical America

After Year-And-A-Half Wait
Olympiad Starts Feb 25

Brownie the celebrated dog who

hung around the dock area at the Bay Athletes from all over Central America
way NJ Refinery for a year-and-a-half
and the Caribbean area are gathering
finally disappeared He went away Guatemala this week to take part in the
around Christmas and hasnt been heard
held in
sixth sports olympiad to be this
of since
part of the world
The attention of Bayway employee
From February 25 to March 6 they
was first drawn to Brownie when they
will run jump swim fence wrestle and
saw the forlorn pup wandering around
dozen other to bring honor
try a ways
the dock area They believed that the
to themselves and their countries
dog had overstayed his shore leave from
a Norwegian tanker which was docked By early last month 12 countries had
there and that the ship had sailed without registered the largest number ever to
him enter the classic The largest delegation

The plight of the patient Brownie will be Mexico with 78 women 288 men
haunting the dock area waiting for his and G3 attendants of various kinds At
masters ship to return drew nationwide latest reports over 50 will set out fiom

attention At first he spurned the attention Aruba and Curasao
m of Bayway employees ; then he grew Mexico San Salvador Cuba Panama
more friendly toward them and Colombia have been the scene of
Finally he settled down comfortably former meets For the last four years
in a snug doghouse with plenty of good Guatemala has been busy building a ggg juZl
food and attention fiom the men work stadium seating 50000 and the gymnasiums
ing in the aiea swimming pools baseball diamonds A spideiweb of columns and tiusses is woven as the new 31 & C shop extension rises
where the old Executhe and Accounting offices stood The
once new structuie which
Then around Christmas week he disappeared bicycle tracks and many other
is the first part of a long ianse plan for the futme will tie in with the piesent
and no one knows where he is facilities needed for a sports meet of shops visible in the distance The Machine Shop and Carpenter Shop will occupy
He may have gone off on a prolonged this size Air sea train and car transportation part of it the Stoiehouse will have the balance to replace indoor storage they
holiday binge and may return anyday as well as hotels and private will lose at the lower yard when the new Commissaiy is completed

now with a sheepish grin on his face or homes have been marshalled to take care
he may have lit out for good Wherever of the thousands of spectators Guate

he is though its a suie bet that mala expects for the biggest sporting Trinidads Snake Skin Industry British Guiana Minister
Biownie is living a dogs life event in its history

Trinidad with an eye to earning Is Visitor to Refinery

Candy Windmill Highlights Luncheon For Prince every United States dollar it possibly
can sees a new industry on the horizon An interested visitor to the refinery
With an abundance of macajuel and early this month was Reverend Alfred
bushmasters in the forest businessmen Thomas of British Guiana who is acting
now see the possibility of making for Reverend Jakeman at the Anglican
leather from snake skins for export to Church during the latters three month

the United States furlough and is also having the opport

Actually snake farms will have to be unity of an extended visit with his
established along the lines of those daughter and his son-in-law Samuel
existing in the United States Brazil Rajroop of the Aruba Esso News

and other parts of South America It With Thomas Kelley of LOF as
has been realized that snake skins in guide Reverend Thomas was shown
the United States and South America most of the route followed by Venezuelas
are bringing attractive prices and are crude oil as it comes in by lake
no more beautiful varied or durable tanker goes through the various refin
than the West Indian variety ing processes and is shipped out as

The businessmen now concerned with finished products in ocean going tankers
the added impetus of earning dollars to many parts of the woild Included in
are faced with the problem of obtaining his tour was a windy visit to the upper
material from the United States that levels of the Cat Ci acker where he got
will lift the industry from its now limited a birds eye view of the plant harbor
One of the main events in HRH won by one first grade class which scope and once more capitalize on and residential areas
Prince Bernhards visit to Lago last shared it with the other first grade this untouched natural resource of Reverend Thomas well pleased with
month was the luncheon given by the which shared it with some children who Trinidad his first visit to a large refinery commented
Company and one of the main events of just looked hungry for candy
Leather workers including shoemakers especially on impression of
the luncheon
was the presentation of a
Lagos importance to the economic status
ladies manufacturers and
big all candy windmill made by M Deroy A closeup of the windmill is shown
of the island and said how fortunate
those in the belt making and minor
of the
Dining above left with Janet Hoffman
British Guiana would be if it had more
memento industries will stand to benefit
At least 75 childien
eventually got daughter of the school principal The of such industries
from this innovation
sticky mouths and fingers from the picture above at right was taken just enormously
windmill after the Prince The skins are used for making wallets
requested that after the presentation with Dining Hall
it be given to the School shoes handbags belts braces and the
Lago The dif
supervisor J F X Auer receiving the
softer types as neck ties and hat
ferent classes drew lots for it it was Princes compliments appear
bands Their use is increasing daily as Cone from page 1

the possibilities present themselves and sistant Pressure Still foreman in Process
snake lovers who merely kept the Cracking In July 1935 he became
reptiles as a hobby are reaping the general foreman of Light Oils Finishing
harvest of what was once looked upon and after successive higher appointments
as a queer pastime in the Process Department was

A Trinidad manufacturer of shoes named Process Superintendent in June
said recently that the possibilities of 1945 In August 1946 he became assis
snake skins had been realized for a long tant general manager the position he
time in his business and some effort held until his present appointment

was made in a small way to capitalize Mr Griffins Company service began
on the tourist trade in the form of fob in February 1928 with the Mexican Petroleum
straps and other little souvenir items Corporation in New Haven
that catered to the traveler When currency Connecticut He came to Lago in September
restrictions impeded the importation 1929 as a second class oil inspec
of leather from Venezuela the local tor in the Process Lab The following
snake skin was seen as the only answer year he became a stillman In October
to this problem But that required the 193G after successive promotions in the
importation of equipment and a certain Process Department he became general
amount of training of personnel in foreman of Light Oils Finishing In
Trinidad Early experiments quickly January 1939 he became assistant divi
caught on and gave promise of a bright sion superintendent in LOF and in
future especially among the ladies who February 1945 division superintendent

H waitei who served at the luncheon Left to tight found the material much more attractive In August 1946 he was named Process
are E Cowie Cliffoid Coombs Whitfoid Sampson Harold Baptiste E Bailee than ordinary leather Superintedent the position he held until
Gladstone Mho Pemberton Joseph Walcott and Arthui E Joseph Also mon the w era Another fact that further his new assignment this month
served encouraged
were I P Wilson D J Jackson and William Van Aan Holt
investment was that snake skin has Mr Husseys Jersey service began in
proved far more durable than cowhide 1925 as a student engineer at the Bay

3U 3jL Join in the Fight providing it is properly cured This way Refinery In 1945 he became Bay
19J coupled with the fact that it reacted to ways process superintendent Last De
J 7 to glossing beyond expectation and add cember he arrived in Aruba in connec
/ KEEP EM FLYING Cut Costs ing greatly to its natural beauty result tion with Jersey Standards Executive
ed in full scale operations Development Program

FEBRUARY 17 1950

An Essential Cog in Lagos Operations E Kokki Sabi

Oswald un kokki masha sabi a pre

para un galina gerooster pa su shon Pe

ro ora e tabata lube mesa e holor taba

ta asina dushi cu su apetit a bira feroz

y e no por a resisti tentacion El a corta
Oswald the Cook
un pia afor y el a come y el a tapa e

asechi keto keto manera nada n pasa
Oswald the cook had prepared a
Pero pronto e shon a ripara cu tabata
roast chicken for his masters dinner
falta un pia El a Oswald el
yama y a
But when he was bringing it to the
puntre si te a corta un pia afor
table the smell of it filled his nostrils
No Shon Oswald contesta ta
a un
and made his appetite grow so very
pia so e galina tabata tin tempo e tabata
much that he could not stand the
na bida
temptation He cut off a leg and ate it
E Shon no a kere y e di cu Oswald lo
and covered the dish carefully as if
worde gestraf te ora cu e mustre un otro
nothing had happened
galina den cura cu un pia so
It did not take long however before
Oswald a sinta ta waak e galinanan y
his master found out that a leg was
el a mira un di nan para riba un pia cu
missing He called Oswald and asked
e otro hiza bao dje El a corre paden
him if he had cut off a leg and eaten it
na grito
No sir Oswald lied it had only
Shon bin mira ata un galina cu un
one leg when it was alive
pia so
The master did not believe him and
HPlSwP 5--' *\ '' E shon a bini pafor y ora el a mira
said that Oswald was to be punished
e galina para riba un pia el a bisa
until he could show him another hen in
They fight the bieeze .... Sche sche y e galina a saka e otro
the yard with only one leg
pia corre djei
So Oswald watched the hens and by
Bandido e shon di bo a kere di
The chance he standing with of
Loulq Paperuefght saw one one bin gana mi no
its legs drawn up under it He ran into
No mi shon Oswald a contesta
The trade wind over Aruba blows most of the year at a speed of 15 mile the house and said pero ora e galina tabata riba asechi

per hour It sweeps the land bare of soil it slowly bends trees it makes Aruba Master come out with me and you bo no a grita sche schepa el a saka

a land of split personality with heavy surf on the windward side and sandy will see a hen with only one leg su otro pia

beaches on the leeward No matter how often doors are closed or windows The master ran out and when he saw E shon a haya e contesta aki asina

are shuttered the trade wind manages to slip into a room and turn everything the hen standing on one leg he put his sabi cu el a dicidi di pordona Oswald
hands to his mouth and cried Shoo
topsy turvy
bao promesa cu cosnan asina lo no soce
So this article speaks in praise of the long ignored paperweight The paper shoo upon which the hen put down its de mas

weight deserves some glory for it docs its daily duty of fighting the wind other leg and ran off as fast as it could

No matter whether it anchors down an You rascal you the master said

ordinary memo or a Fls 1000 check its do you think you can fool me Girl Tames King of the Jungle
place in Lago is essential Princess Marijke Is 3 on 18th Oh no master Oswald answered

Paperweights come in all sizes and but when the chicken was on the dish

shapes and each of them has a history Her Royal Highness Princess Marijke you did not say shoo shoo If you had

In the picture above are some of the will celebrate her third birthday on it would have put out its other leg

more interesting ones picked up from Saturday February 18 The master found this to be such a

offices throughout the refinery clever answer that he forgave Oswald

Upper left is this metal plaque cele SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS upon the latters promise that such a

brating the billionth barrel of oil produced thing would not happen again

by Lago since January 1929 It Semi Monthly Payrolls

comes from the desk of Captain F Ellis February 115 Thursday Feb 23

Marine Department The date on the February 1628 Wednesday March 8 Kids Learn Safety from Songs

plaque is March 1946 Remember Monthly Payroll

Next is this tiny horseshoe It is not February 128 Thursday March 9 A new way of teaching safety to

an imitation but an actual shoe from children will be put into use soon in the

one of the small horses in the south of Lago Community School Its based on

England office of E Kulisek assistant safety a number of well known songs with

Third from left is this wooden ball supervisor It is a memento of a coke words added which carry various safety

consisting of seven different types of furnace installation he worked on in messages

wood It is used as a paperweight by Gary Indiana for the Willputte Coke Heres a sample called Sing a Song

E M Harris Light Oils Finishing The Oven Corporation of New York of Safety Its sung to the tune of Let

ball came from Surinam to Aruba Looking again to the left this large Me Call You Sweethart

several years ago white object is a tooth from a whale Sing a song of safety

Center is this Esso gasoline pump Brought in by one of the whalers which As you drive along

which serves as a cigarette lighter It stopped at Aruba recently this tooth Streets will be much safer

has been polished and cleaned to make With a safety song

risL ^ ... f .- 3Ibs sE Julie Allen 23 old lion tamer with
fr rrL J i v ??& -jBBOKiWir an unusual paperweight Let us work for safety jcar
Human life prolong the Gran Ciico Americano is seen above
A practical gift to Lago offices from
in of her in Oranjestad
Tell the woxld of safety one performances
Chas Martin & Company Inspectors of With a safety song last month The ciicus appealed there for
Petroleum is this small sandbag to three weeks with Curacao the next stop

right of the whales tooth The bag is The above song as well as many on its tour 3Iiss Allen fiom Massachusetts
has been taming lions since 1944 and
made of strong leather filled with fine others is contained in a booklet called
is one of the joungest lion tamers in
sand and inscribed with the firm name Sing With Your Singing Cop The the business

To the right of the Esso pump is a singing cop is Sgt Wilburn Legree of

fine piece of quartz from Kristalberg in Flint Michigan the original teacher of

Aruba The many sided needles ol rafety through song The Lago School MC Names Supervisory Trainers

quartz on the top of the stone make a has recently received copies of his booklet

sparkling desk ornament and plans to use them to put across The Mechanical Department this month

Far right is another mineral from safety messages to students named its supervisory trainers for the

Ariba It is the center portion of a Stop Wait Think is sung to the various M & C depaitments Purpose

stalactite These strange formations tune of Hail Hail The Gangs All of the move is to follow up the Modern

hang down from the roofs of caves and Here It goes Supervisory Practices training course

are formed by dripping water which Stop Wait A cais in the street which was recently taken by zone fore

deposits minerals through the years Dont you see it coming men and line foremen

One odd paperweight came from the Hear the motor humming The following employees were appoint
Aboe Ricaido an Blaicum Stewards Training Division It is a solid cylinder Stop Wait And take your time ed trainers in the different depart
Department poses with his stainless steel Help to save a life today
mst proof eeilasting papciweight It of metal in which has been drilled a ments J Pakozdi Carpenter and Paint

looks shiny and modern but its only the hexagonal hole It was done by an ap Another one is sung to the tune of F Legenhausen Colony Maintenance

broken spigot fiom a water fountain prentice machinist using a special Smiles B S DiMurro Electrical J J Pfaff

and Maintenance E J Hill
triangular bit on a lathe Garage

is the property of J V Friel Industrial In the foreground is a small barrel There There aie aie feet eyes that that cress watch with at care coiners stead Instrument A J Hatfield Ma

Relations It is a souvenir from the celebrating the Employee Relations There are ears that listen to the warning sons and Insulators H E Culver Metal

Paris affiliate of Standard Oil NJ Conference held in 1946 The barrel was Of the cais that happen to be there Trades B J Breuver Pipe R Kux

and was obtained in 1936 a souvenir of the conference which Always keep your eyes and eais wide open Yard and J A Roll Machinist
Let your feet be caieful where they stray At the time six employees as
A Chinese figure to right of pump brought members of the company together And lemember that the one whos careful
is useful to engineer A Kirtley Marine from all parts of the Caribbean Will be kept safe fiom harm all day sumed the duties of acting assistant
general foremen in their respective departments
Department It has been carefully carv area
J H Koster
ed from red and white soapstone This Right foreground is this iron cross They were
Paint J N Ehret
ornament consisting of a shepherd and or Coptic cross It is reputed to be Carpenter
two rams on an ornately carved rock is from the tomb of a Pharoh and to represent vS TEi sj Colony Maintenance M W Morris
Electrical E R Moore Metal Trades
a family heirloom a source of power Its now used
V C Burbage Pipe and C F Bond
The miniature iron anvil to the right in the CYI office to keep new ideas KEEP / EM /FtYJNfi Machinist

of the Chinese figure comes from the from being mixed up




Rupert Saxon center left receives a wedding gift from men
wr wJmm of the Labor Craft at the Drydock Thomas Pickering makes
^ the presentation Mr Saxon was married to Victorial Gerome
v -' at the Anglican Chinch on January 28
I vJt HH

RKO starlets Barbara Hale Tanis Chandler Jane Greei and
Mjina Dell pose to prove there has been no change in the 1950
shapes on dning boards Hollywood starlets are seldom seen
in dnes

ft i -1
g di i am

Prudencio Luydens wearing glasses sub foreman B an annuitant Mr Luydens received a gift from Pipe
in the Pipe Department retired recently with Company Department foremen The presentation was made by
service dating fiom Febiuary 1925 Before he became C W Walker second from right

The Lago Sport Paik baseball league came to a close Februaiy 5
with a presentation match and the awarding of the various
prizes Marine Manager J Andreae is seen above behind the
microphone ready to hand out the awards To his left is Robert MHHHHHL 2iflHRHlS2iHHHBiHE9biKSJI9Hl Noord Centrale went to Curasao Christmas
Martin master of ceremonies for the occasion and to his right winning two games against Curasao teams
is E J Huckleman chairman of the Lago Sport Park Recreation Captains W L Thomas left and W E Porter right present ten Above Phihbert Volkers Noord captain
Committee who assisted in the distribution of prizes year seivice awards to twins Cirapio and Ceriaco Thielman of the accepts the cup from the chairman of the
Laka Fleet Cirapio is Chief Steward and Ceriaco is Fneman on the
Suffisant village Egbert Carrilho Machinist
Inverlago They were born in Bonaiie August 8 1921 Dept and manager of the Aruba team

kneels at right

NLyfeB JMlfcfS -^ ffinii rTJC yvfcAlw -Ih JTi Wfcl i iVtfci 7*+
Gladys Sell dietician at the Hospital lecently resigned to return to school at Columbia About 450 crew members of the Dutch aircraft carriei Karel Doorman were enter
University New York Before her departure members of the Hospital staff who tained February 5 at a barbecue given by Lago and sponsored by the Lago Community
worked with her during the past two years presented her with a gift From left to Council Membeis of the Colonys American Legion Post seived the food and
light the group includes Eudoxia Wilson Helena St Louis Sybil Araham Dorothea drinks Over 800 pounds of beef and pork was served and shown above is a portion
1 nomas Clementina Pacotte and Mrs Vita Govia Miss Sell is seated of the ciowd that consumed it The barbecue was held at the Picnic Grounds

Prome cu Glads Sell di Hospital a bai foi Aruba luna pasa empleadonan ch Hospitaal Mas o menos 450 tripulantc di e porta avion Holandes Karel Doorman a tuma parti
tu a tiaha cune a dune un regalo di despedida Miss Sell a tuma su retiro pe bolbe na un picnic cu Lago a duna pa nan dia 5 di Februari Organiza pa Lago Community
bai Universidad na New York Council miembronan di Ameiican Legion a sirbi na e picnic

17 1930

Long Service Awards

20 Year Buttons

A son Erik to Mr and Mrs Johan Wage-
Edmond Armstrong Accounting maker Januaiy 25
A daughtei Cecilia Tcresita to Mr and Mrs
Azaziah Caines Dry Dock Donifacio Maduro January 26
Joshua Peters Dry Dock A daughter Jeanelte Maigaret to Mr and
Mrs Isiac Coffi January 26
Alev Van Heyningen Lago Police A daughtei Evelina Marganta to Mr and
Mrs Jose Quant January 26
Norman Shirley Colony Service A daughter Maigauta to Mr and Mrs Doni
Lewis Swallow Executive facio Henricus January 26
A son Russell Hugh to Mr and Mrs Oiville
Erskine Anderson Acid Plant Dowling Januaiy 26
A daughter Sherry Louise to Mr and Mrs
Josiah Prime Rec & Ship Solomon Edmund January 28

Joseph Rodgers Acid Plant A daughtei Hilarie Lctitia to Mi and Mrs
Frederick Guadeloupe January 28
Lawrence Maw by LOF A daughter Emerita to Mr and Mrs Pedro
Eiasmus January 28
Jacobus Arenth Cracking A daughter Vilma Yolanda to Mr and Mrs
Cornelio Maduro January 28
Peter Bel Cracking
mar A son Christian Eugene Montague to Mr and
Louis Browne LPD Mrs Phillip Volney January 29
A son Claudct Felix to Mr and Mrs Jenry
John January 29
A daughter lheiesita Patricia to Mr and
10 Year Buttons
Mis Antonio Hryson January 30

Heiman A son Lopez Herman January John Anselm 31 to Mi and Mrs Recent giaduates of the three year Piactical Nurses Training Course are shown
Bertus Vis Laboratory
A son Pedro Ramon to Mr and Mis Juan above with Ruth Stambaugh Ditectoress of Nursing Serice Fiom left to right are
Charles MacMahon Yard Kiozendijk January 31 Crestane Gibbs Henriette Maccow Pearlena Nicholas Muriel King Annie Joseph

Johannes Robert Mason Tedio A daughtei Briceno February Lonta Bngida 1 to Mr and Mrs Dai ling Nyack Jane Friday Ethel Quashie and Miss Stambaugh Training of the

Henry Wilmoor MC Admin A daughter Virgil Pauline to Mr and Mrs gioup which was cariied on under the instruction of nurses fiom the Hospital staff
Vincent rlhom February 1 included both theoiy and practical work in aiious sections of the Hospital
Mohamed Haniff TSD Process A daughter Uola Theiesa to Mr and Mrs
Timothy Piovidence Febiuary 1
Horace Grant MC Admin A son Rudolph Anthony Lloyd to Mr and
Andres Stamper LOF Mrs Lloyd Carmichael February 2
A daughter Joye Denese Uldine to Mr ana
Robert Williams Catalytic Mis Emmanuel Dxid Febtuary 2
A daughter Ellemta Leanora to Mr and Mis
Emil 3Iartis Lake Fleet gv mw
Alojaiivjo Gaity lebiuaiy 3 kVtv V W MSaSmSVam JVi JS2 \^- ?"

Augusto Albertus Lake Fleet Mis A daughter Casimior Loekhoudt Lena Beatrice Febiuaiy Diana 3 to Mr and yor v TW v VyQ M tc sBk && sRJ **^> .

Charles Baly Lake Fleet A son Jaiics Albeit to Mr and Mrs Albert .*>. u xafcfi s V n V V xLbiVi
Ileid man Tebiuaiy 3 mm vsr- t a .... xssi r
Ricardo Statia Lake Fleet ,*
A son Aloeit ieinaid to Mi and Mrs George
Wk < r > 1 22 yarr y 12
Bouquet Tcbiuary 3
Daid Van Putten Lake Fleet
A son Rudolf Andies to Mi and Mrs Telipe .- t ^ u m ,., ryM \ r vu
Zilphus Fleming Lake Fleet Tiarken 1 euruary 1 V58 \ K ll
A daughtei Manette Jean to Mr and Mrs ^ ^ ^ ,**~
Robert Anderson Lake Fleet Hugh Qjow lebiuary 4 m % iC9i ak tfflR rs *
Ernest Winfield Lake Fleet A daughter Murhn Pnsslar Philomena to Mr n J Oc ^ r swf tixr itfr Ka vmrr ah
and J rs Jacob Colboume February 4
Ines De Palm Lake Fleet A daughter Olivia Mana to Mi and Mrs
Telipe Eiasmus Tebruaiy 5
Francisco Thomas Lake Fleet A daughter Ingrid Myrtle Valentine to Mr
Fleet and Mrs Hugh Peteis February 5
Policiano Muller Lake
A son Comenskey Stephenson to Mr and Mrs
James Van Stralen Lake Fleet Stephenson Dupal Tebruaiy 5 1 Jr \
A daughter Mima Agatha Telicia to Mr and

Simon Semeleer Lake Fleet Mis Antonio Maitijn February 5 mws Ewr w vw ik j sr > m m i
Ernest Granger Lake Fleet A son Mano Cornells to Mi and Mrs Cor .
nells Maduio Febiuary 5
Abraham Marshall Lake Fleet A son Eaile fheodoie to Mr and Mrs Esei
Quashie February 3
Pablo Bernabela Lake Fleet A daughter lheresa Monica to Mr and Mis

Cipriano Velasquez Lake Fleet Vivian Aleis Tebruaiy 5
A son Godwin Enderson to Mr and Mrs
Alfredo Nicolaas Lake Fleet Jonathan Collins Ttbiuary 6
A son Jean Louis to Mr and Mrs Jean The Dodgers champions of the 1949 Lago Spoit Paik baseball league are seen
Lake Fleet
James Lcerdam
Duzant Tebiuary 6 aboc In fiont from left to light are Rudolfo Hazel mascot V Stewaid M Halley
A daughter Doloics Diane to Mr and Mrs
Charles Hassell Lake Fleet Waltei 1 orbes Febiuaiy 6 A Mailin A Veloz V Anindell and J Hanley In back G Hazel E Vioolijk

James Smith Lake Fleet A daughter Ava Soaies to Mr and Mrs John B Hoftijzer manager F Romer piesident A Lake R Romney J Mata

Mathias Bristol Lake Fleet De A 5ouca daughter Febiu Claiette ry 7 Maria de Louides to Mr A Phillips a spectator G Hodge a spectator and J Peiez captain

Wan I lee Lake Fleet and Mrs Eligio Lopez Tebiuary 7
A doughtei Gladys Deatriz to Mr and Mrs
Site Coffiel Lake Fleet Pedro Verlaquez Tebiuary 7
A son Ricaido to Mr and Mrs Eveiardo 1950 Cricket Competition
Marie Agunbero Lake Fleet Oduber February 7

James Muller Lake Fleet A son Dudley Sjlvester to Mi and Mrs
Waltei Giainger February 8 Started at Sport Park
William Jackson Lake Fleet A son Edmond Vernon to Mi and Mrs Ver-
non Phillips February 8
Cecil Farrell Lake Fleet \ diughter Agnes Augustina to Mr and Mrs Sixteen teams have entered the Lago

Nicolaas Boezem Lake Fleet Placido Koolman February 8 Sport Park 1950 Cricket Competition
A son Apolonio to Mr and Mrs Jan Werle-
Thomas Gordon Lake Fleet man February 9 with team play due to have started oa
A son Recardo Evariste to Mr and Mrs
Remade Martis Lake Fleet Guillaume Arrmdell February 9 February 11 Matches will be played ac

Benito Giel Lake Fleet Hugh A daughter ioussaint Rasolie February Cyrilia 9 to Mr and Mrs the Sport Paik each Saturday and Sun

Cirapio Thielman Lake Fleet A daughter Rubina Maria to Mi and Mrs day with each team in the league play
William Glasgow February 9
John Taylor Lake Fleet A son Robert Alan 1ectoi to Mr and Mrs ing the other once

Oswald Richardson Lake Fleet Call Kester Febiuary 9 Teams in the Intermediate League will
A daughter Matcherv Scolastica to Mi ana
Oniel Richardson Lake Fleet Mrs Eduaido Rosario February 10 play on Saturdays starting at 115 in
A son Escolastico to Mr and Mis Gerardo
Roberto Statia Lake Fleet Dirksz February 10 the afternoon and ending at 630 pm

Adrea Hazel Lake Fleet A daughter Colastlca to Mr and Mrs Pednto Senior teams will play on Sundays starting
Geeiman Febiuar 10
Cornells Egbrechts Lake Fleet A son George Winston to Mi and Mrs Con at 10 in the morning and ending at
lad Gilkes Tabruary 10
Samuel Wilson Lake Fleet A son to Vi and Mrs Tredenck Pennistone 5 pm

Ross Napier Lake Fleet Tebiuary A daughter 11 to Mi and Mrs Archer Gibbs There are two leagues in the Senior

James Smith Lake Fleet Tebiupry 12 Group the Eastern and the Western
A daughter to Mi and Mis Tiedenck Park
Siherie Bernabela Lake Fleet February 12 Eastern teams are Baden Powell A

Ray Browne Lake Fleet A son to Mr and Mrs Randolph Bryson St Vincent A Grenada and St Eusta
Tebiuary 12
Simon Boezem Lake Fleer Tebiuary A daughter 12 to Mr and Mrs Kojs Bergeik tius Western teams are Spartan A SSL gjfJPSfaBiS

Adolphus Hassell Lake Fleet Marylebourne Barbados and Dominica

Germain Olena Lake Fleet The Intermediate teams have been

James Shew Lake Fleet divided into the Northern and Southern
Another cubic yard of concrete goes into
Clifton Richardson Lake Fleet leagues Northern teams are Spartan B
the columns being poured at the new Retail
Inario Statie Lake Fleet St Vincent B Baden Powell B and Commissary west of the Main Gate

Pedro Winklaar Lake Fleet Marine Southern teams are Commonwealth Good progress is being made on the job

Wralter Hassell Lake Fleet Rising Sun Barbados B and with all columns finished in the Cold
Stoiage aiea and part in the Retail area
Cornelis Rosario Lake Fleet Oxford
Next step will be the extensive caipcntiy
Willem Muller Lake Fleet The season was to open on the 11th work of building the wood forms into which

Ceriaco Thielman Lake Fleet Hi lik V jm with Spartan B meeting Baden Powell B cement will be pouted to make the roof

Leon Hart Lake Fleet I mi i 9 The following day St Vincent A was
Un otio cantidad di concreet ta bai den
Eudaldo Rosario Lake Fleet matched with Baden Powell A
bashamento di columnanan di Comisario
Candido Yanga Lake Fleet Other matches scheduled in the near nobo pabor di Main Gate Trabao ta pro

Robert Richardson Lake Fleet feature Commonwealth and Barbados B giesando bon y siguiente paso Io ta trabao

Fred Blijden Lake Fleet mlW hi -il on February 18 ; Spartan A and Marylebourne di carpinteiia pa piepara foimanan pa
basha columnanan trahamento di dak
Vicente Pataca Lake Fleet on the 19th Marine and St Vincent pa

Donald Hassell Lake Fleet B on the 25th St Eustatius and

Frits Valentijn Lake Fleet Grenada on the 26th Rising Sun and DEATHS

Samuel Wilson Lake Fleet Oxford on March 4 and Barbados and

Jacob Hassell Lake Fleet Dominica on March 5 Clen De C Stuart machinist B at the

Louis Martijn Lake Fleet The cricket tourney is being handled Drydock died February 9 He was 45

Francisco Statia Lake Fleet Maicelo Nicolaas bosum on the Shoregang by the Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee years old and had worked for the Company

Ulric Jackson Lake Fleet was mauied to Natalia Beaumont on December through a cricket sub committee for almost five yeais

22 The couple aie seen above center headed by A Mathews with D Solomon Born in Trinidad Mr Stuart is sur
with Elco Nicolaas and Alendrina
secretary Other members are M Dal vied by his widow
Baseball Round Next Issue
Up Yanga Following the ceiemony a reception
A round up story on the recently was held in San Nicolas at No 2 rymple P Storey R Rohoman C A

Maurtizstraat Many fiiends fiom the Lake Brown and A Maccow i3j 3D csj
completed Lago Sport Park baseball
Tanker Fleet were present for the occasion
league will appear in the next isue Mr Nicolaas has worked for Esso Transportation

See pictures on this page and on since 1933 SAFETY PAYS KEEP FLYING

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