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Aruba Esso news

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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Publisher:
Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Creation Date:
March 3, 1950
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biweekly
regular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.

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Text in English and papiamento.
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VOL. 11, No. 5

Periodistanan ta Reuni
Pa Forma Asociacion

Miembronan di prensa di varios
corantnan di Aruba y representantenan
di corantnan di Cu ao a reuni dia 20
di Februari, cu obheto di organiza un
organizacion di prens:z

Diez homber, repre tando seis dife-
rente corant, a tuma parti na es reunion
cu a tuma lugar na Flamingo Room.
Obheto di e asociacion ta di trece mas.
contacto entre periodistanan na Aruba
y pa establece un "'standard” halto pa
calidad di periodismo na Aruba.

M. All o di Arubaansche Courant a
worde eligi como presidente di e asocia-
cion, y R. W. Schlageter di Aruba Esso
News como vice-presidente, mientras cu
F. Zielinski Jr. di Aruba Times a worde
eligi como secretario.

Otronan presente tabata E. A. Bailey
y S. Brathwaite di The Local; E. F. Lo,
correspondent di Beurs & Nieuws-
berichten; H. M. Nassy di Arubaansche
Courant; J. van der Schoot di Aruba
Times y correspondent di Amigoe di
Curacao; F. Steenmeijer, correspondent
di Beurs & Nieuwsberichten; y G. C.
Rike di Aruba Esso News.









Population of Aruba
Goes Over 53,000 Mark

Aruba’s population on the last day of
1949 wa ,568 people, representing a
growth of 2,458 during the past year.
According to a»recent story .in, the
E é iper, Amigoe di Curacao,
this tota represented 29,091
male and 24,477 female residents.

During 1949, 971 boys and girls
were born, for a total of 1896 children
born during the year.








Aprendiznan na Merca Ta Mira
Sneeuw pa di Promé Bez

Un experiencia nobo pa Dominico
Britten y Francisco Dijkhoff, Lago su
aprendiznan cu ta na Merca pa un anja
di estudio, tabata e promé bez cu nan a
mira sneeuw na Allentown, reciente-
mente. Portretnan saka e dia ey ta un
recuerdo permanente pa nan di es anja
cu nan a pasa na Merca.

Recientemente e hobennan a haya nan
segundo rapport y tur dos ta mustra
progreso; nan cijfernan ta alcanza un
promedio di 87 y 89% (100 ta di mas
halto).

Nan ta skirbi cu actividadnan social
na cualnan nan ta tuma parti, ta duna
nan oportunidad pa contra cu hopi
mucha-homber y mucha-muher di nan
mes edad. Nan a bai diferente balianan
di dos club aya, cu nan ta bishita cu
regularidad.

Mas o menos dos duim di sneeuw a
cai poco dia pasa y temperatura a baha
te na seis grado bao di cero. Nan ta
bisa cu un cambio di 20 grado den tem-
peratura den solamente 24’or no ta nada
strafo, pero e ora ey si nan oreanan ta
parce manera cu ta gefries nan ta. Nan
a naya e bista masha bunita, ora cu tur
cos a keda tap4 bao un mantel blanco di
sneeuw.




E hobennan a goza di un comedia cu
nan a mira cu canticanan na Spano;
nan tabata conoce mayoria di e cancion-
nan cu e hungadornan a canta, y un
momento casi nan a kere cu ta na
Aruba nan tabata.

Dominico y Francisco ta manda cu-
mindamento pa tur nan amigonan na
Aruba; nan adres ta sigui pa si cualkier
hende ke skirbi nan: 2128 Washington
Street, Allentown Pennsylvania, U.S.A.





Car License Plates Go on Sale

1950 automobile license plates went
on sale here last month, with the price
based on the weight of the car. For
passenger cars, the fee is Fls. 6 per
hundred kilos.

The procedure to be followed to get
new plates is as follows:

1. Take last year’s car tax receipt to the

Police Office. Be sure to have your car

along.

2. At the Police Office, get an inspection
slip showing your car’s make, model,
type, weight, ete.

3. Take inspection slip to the Tax Collec-



tor’s Office and pay your fee.

On Friday, March 3, and Tuesday,
March 7, the Tax Collector’s Office in
San Nicolas will be open from 2 to 4 in
the afternoon. From Monday through
Friday, it’s open from 8:30 in the
morning till 12 noon; on Saturday,
8:30—11. If you turn your inspection
slip in at the San Nicolas office, you
must return several days later to pick
up your plates.

Hours of the Tax Collector’s Office in
Oranjestad are from 8 to 12, and from
1:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. On Satur-
days, the office is open in the morning
from 8 to 12.



F. Steenmeijer, president of the Aruba Art
Cirele, shakes hands with Serge Jaroff,
director of the Don Cossack Chorus, on the
stage of the Sociedad Bolivariana in Oran-
jestad. The world-famed musical organizat-
ion, part of which seen above, performed
in Aruba twice last month, at the Sociedad
Bolivariana and at the Esso Club. Their
appearance here was sponsored by the
Aruba Art Circle. (Photo by Sam Rajroop.)






Aki nos ta mira F. Steenmeijer, presidente

di Kunstkring y Serge Jaroff, director di

Don Kozakken, cantornan Ruso, despues di

un programa na Sociedad Bolivariana luna

pasa. E anochi promé e grupo a canta na
Esso Club.

Bartels Sees Tourism
As Great Island Benefit

The varied benefits that a strong
tourist industry would bring to resi-
dents of Aruba were pointed out by
Ernst Bartels, secretary of the Aruba
Tourist Commission, at a press confe-
rence in Oranjestad Febraury 23.

Emphasizing the natural advantages.
which Aruba enjoys for the formation
of a tourist industry, Mr. Bartels warn-
ed that Aruba must start now to
develop these advantages. It would be a
shame, he pointed out, if people here
did not take advantage of the island’s
natural features and failed to us2 them
for Aruba’s welfare.

Failure of people here to develop
tourism, he said, would result in others
coming in from the outside and doing
so. Then the profits would also go out-
side.

Among the natural advantages which
Aruba has, he said, are a wonderful





(Continued on page 5)





MARCH 3, 1950



The Executive Committee, recently reconstituted after the organization change at

the executive level, is shown above in a recent session. Left to right are J. J. Horigan,

chairman, J. Andreae, T. C. Brown, O. Mingus, F. E. Griffin, and at far right C. F.

Smith, who attends meetings of the group in an advisory capacity. The first five
mentioned are Lago’s Board of Directors.

Comité Ehecutivo di Lago cu a worde cambia recientemente despues di cambionan
den organizacion, a worde retrataé durante nan promé reunion. Di robez pa drechi,
J. J. Horigan, Presidente; J. Andreae, T. C. Brown, O. Mingus, F. E. Griffin, y C. F.

Smith, kende ta tuma parti na reunionnan di e Comité den eapacidad consultativo.
E otro cinconan ta forma Lago su Hunta di Directores.



Populacion di Aruba
A Pasa 53,000

Populacion di Aruba a conta 53,56
riba ultimo dia di anja 1949, rep
tando un aumento di 2,458 durante
anja. Segun un articulo den e corant
Amigoe di Curacao, di e total di 53,568,
tin 29,091 homber y 24,477 muher.

Durante 1949 a nace 971 mucha-
homber y 925 mucha-muher, formands
un total di 1896 mucha durante henter
e anja.



sen-



Journalists Meet to Form
Aruba Press Association

Members of the working press from
the island’s various newspapers met
February 20 for the purpose of organiz-
ing a press association. Represented at
the meeting were men from Aruban
papers and correspondents for Curacao
publications.

Ten men, representing six different
papers, were present at the meeting,
which was held in the Flamingo Room.
Purpose of the organization, which will
be known as the Aruba Press Associa-
tion, will be to form a closer association
between the island’s newspapermen and
to establish a high standard of excel-
lence among newspaper reporters. It is
believed that added recognition of the
importance of the press will promote a
more thorough dissemination of infor-
mation of interest to all the island’s
residents.

M. Allegro, of the Arubaansche Courant,
was elected president of the group, and
R. W. Schlageter, of the Aruba Esso
News, vice-president. F. Zielinski, Jr.,
of the Aruba Times, was elected
secretary.

Others attending this first organiza-
tion meeting were E. A. Bailey and
S. Brathwaite, of the Local; E. F. Lo,
correspondent for Beurs and Nieuws-
berichten; H. M. Nassy, De Arubaan-
sche Courant; J. van der Schoot, of the
Aruba Times and correspondent for
Amigoe de Curacao; F. Steenmeijer
correspondent for Beurs and Nieuws-
berichten; and G. C. Rike, of the Aruba
Esso News.



Aruba Aids B.G. Flood Victims

Following reports of the recent
strous floods in British Guiana,
lents of Aruba began taking steps
d aid to the people of B.G. A Flood
Relief Committee was organized for the
purpose of sending aid, and various
island organizations and groups joined
in the drive to collect the needed
supplies.

Permission for soliciting help was
obtained from Aruba’s Acting Lt. Go-
vernor, and supplies will be shipped to
the Flood Relief Committee in B.G. for
distribution to the best possible
advantage.

Cash contributions will be solicited
for four weeks, ending March 18, and
should be donated to one of the six
authorized persons who make up the
Aruba committee. They are John Fran-
cisco, Rupert Jailal, Dave Armogan,
C. St. Aubyn, Bruce Rodrigues, and
Charles Rohee.

British Guiana’s floods are the result
of about 70 inches of rain falling during
the two months of December and
January. (This is about the amount of
rain that falls in five years in Aruba.)
Area hit by the floods is along the
coastlands of Demerara and Essequebo
for a 100-mile stretch and for miles
inland. Rural people in this area have
been particv!arly hard hit, since floods
have destroyed extensive rice and sugar
plantations from which they make their
living.

Areas in British Guiana which escap-
ed the floods, as well as neighboring
countries, are rapidly coming to the aid
of the stricken people to prevent wide-
spread suffering and epidemics.

Anyone wishing further information
on Aruba's efforts to provide assistance
for the B.G. flood victims can get in
touch with Charles Rohee, Bung. 812 in
Lago Heights.





A March Calendar
March
2 - Texas Independence Day.
10 - Telephone first used, 1876.
12 - Girl Scout Birthday

(founded 1912).

17 - St. Patrick’s Day.
20 - Spring begins (somewhere).



ARUBA ESSO NEWS



aGsONEws

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLAND WEST INDIES, BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.



The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, March 17, 1950. All copy must reach the editor
in the Training Building by Friday noon, March 10.
Telephone 523

Printed by the Curacgaosche Courant, Curagao, N.W.1.



A Fresh Start...

With the appointment recently of the Special Problems Advi-
sory Committee, the pattern of the representative groups form-
ed under the new employee representation plan is completed. To
insure the best possible handling, negotiating activities and
advisory activities are now dealt with by separate groups. In
addition, district representatives will handle individual employee
problems in their respective departments. These men will act
independently and not as a group.

The eight-man Lago Employee Council is the negotiating
body which deals with problems of wages, hours, and working
conditions.

The functions of the three advisory committees are implied
in their names. The Commissary Advisory Committee advises
Management on customer problems arising from the operation
of the Plant Commissary; the Lago Sport Park Recreation
Committee is responsible for organizing and conducting activi-
ties at the Lago Sport Park; the Special Problems Advisory
Committee advises and consults with the Company on matters
pertaining to employee benefit plans, sales to employees other
than Commissary items, safety topics not related to work,
medical facilities, and other off-the-job problems.

Immediate advantages of the new employee representation
plan are several. It assures adequate representation of major
plant population groups. It spreads the representation work
load between the negotiating group and the several advisory
committees, so that problems receive greater attention. And,
through the working agreement, a firm basis will be given for
the operation of the LEC and its district representative

Features of Lago’s new representation plan have been tried
elsewhere and have proved successful. However, the plan is
new here and, like anything that is new, it will have its share
of "growing pains”. To successfully iron out all the problems
that will confront the various representation groups in their
early stages will require the cooperation and patience of every-
body concerned: of members of the several groups, their consti-
tuents, and Company representatives.

As modern industry becomes more complex, duties of em-
ployee representation groups increase in importance and scope.
Employee problems are constantly arising which can only be
satisfactorily solved by one method: by mutual discussion and
understanding between the representatives ef the employee body
and of company management.

With the establishment of the new representation plan, it is
felt that Lago now has the best means possible to handle the
problems that concern its employee body. The best way in
which success under the new plan can be obtained was express-

Who gets which home! A drawing to determine which of the 74 Home Building
Foundation houses (to have been completed by March 1) will go to each purchaser
is held February 21 in the General Office Building. Juan Vroolijk, blindfolded, dr
names from one jar and house numbers from another. Officially checking the drawing
are S. Dirkmaat, sub-inspector of police and G. B. Brook, Chief of
seated at the table. C. F. Smith, chairman of the Home Building Foundation Board
of Directors, stands at far left. Other members of the Board are
Beaujon, standing qenter, and F. Beaujon, Accounting Department, right. J. Wervers
and J. Irausquin was not present
at the drawing. The last three are also Board members.

and G. A. Molloy are not shown in the picture

Dia 21 di Februari un loteria a tuma lugar na Main Office, pa determina cual di e
74 casnan di Home Building Foundation lo bai pa cada cumprador. E casnan a keda



Refinery Reporters

Simon Coronel
Bipat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
tphit Jones

Hospital

Storehouse
Instrument

Drydock

Marine Office
Recelving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
ure Stills

ld Shops

-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
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Stella Ollver Laundry
Ricardo Van Blarcum 00000000 Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah 900000000 M. & C, Colony Maintenance
Garage

Industrial Relations
Sports

Special

Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant

00000000

Fernando da Silva
Bertie Vlapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Bool
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort 00000000
Harold Wathey

fdrs. M. A. Mongroe

Elsa Mackintosh

George Lawrence

Calvin Hasselt

Federico Ponson





Harold James
Edney Huckleman

Samuel Rajroop 00000000

Lake Fleet Reporters

R. Boekhoudt

M. L. Lane

J. A. Melfor

R. Wilson S.S.
N. Sampson .S. "Boscan”
H. W. Mulzac o.8. "Caripito”
M. John S.S. '’Cumarebo”
N. F. Clarke S.S. "'Guarico’
R. M. Josephia S.S. ''Invercaibo"
F. Modeste S.8. ‘Inverrosa”’
P. N. Semeleer S.S. "Inverruba"’
Cc. T. Pantephiet S.S. "'Jusepin"
Z. Z. Fleming S.S. '"Mara’’
F. T. Angel S.S. ''Maracay"
J. Smith S.5. ’"Misoa”’
R. A. Martis .S. ‘edersales’’
W. F. Van Putten . “Quiriquire”
Cc. Giikes .S. ''Sabaneta’’
K. Davis . "San Carlos’’
L. Findley San_ Cristobal”
Cc. A. Euton .S. ''Temblador”’
A. C. Nurse .S. Trujillo”
J. Kock S.S. "Yamanota"”
G. O. Walker Shoregang
J. 1. Yanga Tug "'Delaplaine’’
L. E. Marchena Tug "Colorado Point"
D. L. Van Putten Relief Pumpmen

Bachaquero’

ed by a member of the LEC in the group’s first meeting with
Company representatives. Although difficulties in employee-
management relations had occurred in the past, he proposed a
"cleaning of the slate”, a fresh start in which all elements
would strive for cooperation under the new plan.

As long as that feeling dominates the work of all who are
involved in the employee representation plan, results satisfactory
to all parties should be obtained.

Limerick Contest Ends
With Two Top Winners

Walter Wilson, Marine Department,
and Ambrose Lewis, M & C, tied for
first place in the last of the limerick
contests. Each of them wins a prize of
Fis. 5.00 for their excellent last lines.

Mr. Wilson’s completed limerick
reads:

The Limerick Contest is done,
There’ll be no more after this one.
3ut keep safety in mind

And you alwa will find

It’s a prize that is second to none.

Mr. Lewis’ final line is: ’That your
Safety record will be second to none”.

Second prize of Fls. 3.00 was earned
by I. E. Wong, Accounting Department,
who submitted "That safety pays more
in the long run’.

Third prize winner is Julio Lopes,
Process Control. He merits Fls. 2.00 for
his entry: "It pays in many ways......
Not one”.

Since this limerick was the final one
in the contest series, there will be no
limerick to complete for next months
issue. But the contest for safe working
goes on. Safety is "a prize that’s second
to none”.

Lago Police,

Captain R. J.

DEATHS

di ta cla dia 1 di Maart. Juan Vrolijk, cu wowo mara, ta saka un di e papelnan cu

nomber di e cumprador for di un botter,
Esnan presente pa check e loteria ta S. D
Brook, hefe di Lago Police (sintaé). Na banda rob Cc. F

Building Foundation. Otro miembronan ta J. Beaujon, (para mei-mei), y a
di Accounting; J. Wervers y G. A. Molloy no a sali riba e portret, y J. Irausquin no

tabata presente.

Personals . .

e number di cas for di un otro botter.
maat, onder-inspecteur di Polies, y G. B.
Smith, Presidente di Home

William Houtman, M & C, was mar-

Pedro Young, houseman in the Crack-
ing Department, drowned February 12
at the Eagle Beach. He was 22 years
old, and had five years and almost five
months of servi

Mr. Young is survived by his father
and mother, three brothers, and two
sisters.

F. Beaujon

Saul Ruiz, who formerly worked at
the Cable Office two and one-half years
ago, recently paid his friends in Lago a
five day visit. Mr. Ruiz is now working
in the Caracas office for Creole.

ried February 17 to Lucia Leckie, of
the Wholesale Commissary office. Mr.
Houtman started his long vacation late
last year, and he and his bride have
been visiting Santa Domingo and
Trinidad.

Join in the Fight
to
Cut Costs

MARCH 3, 1950

Plan Nobo di Representacion
(Editorial)

Cu nombramiento reciente di Comité
Consultativo pa Problemanan Especial,
tur e diferente gruponan representativo
forma segun e plan nobo di representa-
cion di empleadonan a keda completa.
Pa por presta mas atencion na _ proble-
manan, actividadnan negociativo y acti-
vidadnan consultativo ta worde trata pa
gruponan separa, Ademas, representan-
tenan di diferente districtonan lo trata
problemanan individual di empleadonan
den nan departamentonan respectiva-
mente. E hombernan aki lo actua inde-
pendiente, y no como un grupo.

Lago Employee Council, consistiendo
di ocho miembro, ta e cuerpo negocia-
tivo, cu ta trata riba problemanan di
salario, oranan y condicionnan di
trabao.

Nombernan di e tres comiténan con-
sultativo mes ta splica nan funciona-
miento. Comité Consultativo di Comisa-
rio ta conseha Directiva riba problema-
nan di cumpradornan na Comisario di
Planta; Comité di Recreacion di Lago
Sport Park ta responsabel pa organiza
y conduci actividadnan na Lago Sport
Park; Comité Consultativo pa Proble-
manan Especial ta conseha y avisa Com-
pania riba asuntonan tocante plannan di
beneficio di empleadonan, bendemento
di articulonan fuera esnan cu tin na
Comisario, puntonan di Seguridad cu no
ta relaciona cu trabao, facilidadnan
médico, y otro problemanan foi trabao.

Ventahanan di e plan nobo di repre-
sentacion ta varios. E ta duna represen-
tacion adecuado segun nacionalidadnan
diferente; e ta parti peso di trabao di
representacion entre e grupo negocia-
tivo y e diferente comiténan consulta-
tiva, di moda cu problemanan ta haya
mas atencion pagé na nan; y pa medio
di e Combenio di Trabao, un base firme
lo worde estableci pa funcionamiento di
LEC y su representantenan di districto.

Plannan di representacion parecido na
esun di Lago a proba di tin éxito na
otro lugarnan. Pero awor e plan ta nobo
aki, y tur principio ta dificil, Pa por
trata adecuadamente cu tur dificultad-
nan cu lo afrontaé e varios gruponan di
representacion na principio di nan exis-
tencia, tur esnan interesé, esta miem-
bronan di e diferente gruponan di repre-
sentacion, nan constituyentenan, y re-
presentantenan di Compania, mester
presta nan cooperacion y tene hopi
pasenshi.

Segun industria moderna ta birando
mas complica, deber di e gruponan re-
presentativo ta bira mas importante.
Continuamente problemanan di emplea-
donan ta presenta nan mes y tin sola-
mente un metodo pa por resolve nan
satisfactoriamente: pa medio di discu-
sion y comprendemento mutual entre
representantenan di grupo di empleado
y representantenan di Directiva.

Cu formamento di e plan nobo di
representacion, parce cu Lago tin e
mihor medio pa trata problemanan di
su empleadonan. E mihor moda pa e
plan resulta un éxito a worde expr A
pa un miembro di LEC den promé reu-
nion di es grupo y representantenan di
Compania, esta cu apesar di dificultad-
nan cu tabatin den relacionnan entre
empleadonan y Compania den pasado, e
ta propone pa cuminza awor cu un
blaachi limpi, lubidando lo pasado y pa
tur trata na coopera bao di e plan nobo.

Tantem esnan cu ta figura den e plan
di representacion di empleadonan sigui
es proposicion, resultadonan satisfac-
torio lo worde obeteni pa tur dos
partida.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
February 16—28 Wednesday, March 8
March 1—15 Thursday, March 23

Monthly Payrolls
February 1—28 Thursday, March 9





MARCH 3, 1950

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





3

Guatemala Offers Low-Priced Holiday

There aren’t many places today where
you can spend a wonderful two-week
vacation for less than Fls. 400.

But there is one where, for that sum
or less, you can stay at first-class
hotels, enjoy the zip of spring weather,
and sample such a variety of sightseeing
as a city with 20th century attractions,
a Spanish colonial town unmatched in
atmosphere and architecture, a lake
region more spectacularly scenic than
Italy’s, and an Indian village whose
market days are renowned for colorful





wer to a bargain hunter’s
prayer is Guatemala. It’s a harmonious
blend of the ancient glory of Spain, the
scenic beauty of Switzerland, and an
Indian life that is pure pageantry. Most
of its inhabitants are Indians, descen-
dants of the Mayans, who made up one
of the world’s greatest civilizations
when it flourished a few centuries after
the birth of Christ.

Guatemala is small, with an area of
2 square miles. It’s estimated po-
putation is around three and a_ half
million. The northern state of Central
America, it has Mexico for its neighbor
on the north and west, British Hondu-
ras on the east, Honduras and Salvador
on the east and south, and the Pacific
Ocean on the southwest.

The Guatemalan soil is very fertile,
and agriculture is the most important
industry. Coffee accounts for 70 per
cent of the exports. Other important
crops are bananas, sugar, beans, corn,
and wheat.






All-Expense Tours

The most inexpensive way to see
Guatemala is by taking one of the all-
expense conducted tours. These tours,
at low cost, permit you to travel around
the country in comfort, stay at first-
class hotels, see the major sights, and
still have time to relax.

The tours include Guatemala City,
the capital, with its enchanting shops
and gay night spots; Antigua, dotted
with superb relics of Spanish colonial
times ;LakeAtitlan,a burnished turquoise
lying 5,000 feet above sea level in a set-
ting of conical volcanoes; and Chichi-
castenango, a picturebook village in the
crisp highlands where more than a
thousand Indians, dressed in black wool
jackets and pants and red headdresses
and sashes — or in strikingly embroider-
ed blouses and short blue skirts — mix
market day with pagan rites twice a
week.

Hotels in



Guatemala City charge

(All pictures by Pan American World Airways)



To achieve purification, Indians swing
around themselves before

burning
entering the

incense pots

main church at

Chichicastanango, Guatemala.

from 14 to 18 guilders a day per person
for a room with bath and meals. The
capital also has several excellent pen-
sions where a good room and excellent
food are available for only eight or nine
guilders a day.

At the most popular spots in the
highlands — Panajachel, near Lake
Atitlan, and Chichicastanango — the
minimum rate for a room with bath
and meals is Fls. 15 a day per person.
If you want a sweeping view of the
lake, or a private porch with your own
bougainvillea and caged mocking bird,
you'll pay a little more.

Guatemala City can be seen in a day.
It has none of the exotic quality of the
rest of the country. Newly built — it
was demolished by earthquakes in 1917
— it looks like a provincial town. It is
the place, however, to buy Guatemala’s
exquisite handicrafts — textiles, wool
blankets, silver, leather, and basket
work.

Close to Guatemala City is Antigua
which, although it is almost totally in
ruins, is unrivaled as the most magnifi-
cent Spanish colonial city in all Latin

The Popenoe House in Antigua, former capital of Guatemala, is a famous tourist

attraction. The ancient Spanish colonial dwelling

has been completely restored as

it was during the height of Antigua’s power, and presents an interesting insight into

colonial life. The massive

entrance and heavily

barred windows are excellent

examples of Spanish colonial architecture,



America. For more than two centuries
it was the capital of Guatemala, then a
colony of Spain. Earthquakes destroyed
it in 1773.

A few hours drive from Antigua is
Lake Atitlan, every bit as lovely as
anything Switzerland or Italy can offer.
Situated 5,000 feet above sea level, its
turquoise waters are like a mirror. Its
mountains form a spectacular kaleido-
scope of colors with each shift of the
sun. And every day is like a spring
morning.

Primitive Indian villages, dotting the
lake’s shores, are reached by launch.
No two villages are alike and each has
its own distinctive dress.

Four hundred years of white man’s
rule have left most of these Indians un-
touched. A large proportion of them
speak only their own Indian dialects.
Almost all the Indians cling to their
vivid, hand-made, many-hued costumes
and ancient, picturesque customs which
unfailingly delight the tourist.

While Indian men till the rolling
fields, Indian women gather around the
pila — a flowing well in the main
square of small towns — to do the
family laundry and catch up on village
gossip.

Market Day

On market days — each city and
town has its special market day —
processions of Indians trudge along
Guatemala’s roller-coaster roads. The
men pack fantastic loads on their backs
and carry them equally fantastic dis-
tances. Even children over six years of
age are burdened. The women, however,
carry produce on their heads because a
baby is invariably slung on their backs.

One of the most lavishly colorful
market days is that of Chichicasta-
nango, a highland village whose work-
a-day life is a compelling spectacle
of colorful customs and _ gorgeous
costumes.

The color and calm commotion of
Chichicastenango capture and_ strain
your senses. Indians by the hundreds,
dressed like fairy tale characters, fill
the narrow, cobblestone streets that
meander up and down between small,
white highland colonial houses roofed
with red tiles.

From every side of the village the
people converge on the main square
where the market is held, It is a quietly
seething mass of humanity — a flaming



Guatemala’s beautiful Lake Atitlan is surrounded by towering
volcanoes - such as San Pedro above. The lake is one of the most

scenic in the world.

splash of scarlet and gold, sapphire
blue and jet black, against a back-
ground of two chalk-white churches
veiled in a midst of incense.

For market day is the time the In-
dians sell their wares, visit with their
friends, and worship numerous gods.

Santo Tomas

On the 18 steep steps that lead to the
entrance of Santo Tomas, larger and
more popular of the two churches, the
Indians chant prayers to pagan deities
and swing small bowls containing burn-
ing copal. Others, having prayed, sit
and chat in amiable groups among the
worshipers.

Each of the 18 steps represents one
month in the Mayan calendar year, and
for each month there is a god to whom
the Indians pay honor. No white person
is allowed on the steps, so they enter
the church through a side door.

Inside it is dark and hazy with the
smoke of incense. It is also starkly bare
except for an exquisite solid silver altar,
a few faded images, and a handful of
pews occupied by tourists.

From the altar to the door, in one
straight line, Indians stand, kneel, or
sit cross-legged on the stone floor be-
fore an almost continuous row of burn-
ing candles. and flower petals.

If they pray for children or love,
they strew pink petals on the floor. If
it’s business, marriage, or health, white
flowers are used. For the departed,
they offer yellow blossoms and cypress
nettles.

Late in the afternoon, when they
have sold their pottery, blankets, fruits,
vegetables, chickens, and pigs, the In-
dians get their hair cut at small street-
side stands or indulge in a few drinks
of aguardiente (firewater).

Then, as the sun sets across the pine-
clad ridges, the Indians, heavily laden
with new goods, quietly trudge up the
twisting mountain trails and Chichica-
stanango becomes an empty stage.

Market day in Chichicastanango is
over, but is has been one of the most
lavishly colorful extravaganzas one can
hope to see anywhere.

Another point of interest to the
tourist is in Uaxactun, in northern
Guatemala, where there are famous

Mayan ruins. They are partially sur-
rounded by logwood swamps and by
thick jungles whose luxuriant foliage

Continued on page 5









ARUBA ESSO NEWS MARCH 3, 1950
I 3, 195)

PICTURE
PARADE

Fire damage to the interior of the Band Box Dry Cleaners

in San Nicolas is shown by this picture taken from the

courtyard in the rear of the building. Places damaged or

destroyed by the February 10 fire were the Band Box,

Abma’s Store, Aruba Trading Annex, El Liberator, Aruba

House of Art, De Vries’ Bar, Maritime Bar, and the
Target Bar.

A novel method of advertising bingo at the Esso Club was
employed last month when these Lago Colony boys and
their bicycles were pressed into service (above). With
large cardboard signs on their backs, the boys rode
through the Colony single-file, spelling out ”Bingo Tonite.”

The stunning white satin ball gown which RKO star Jane
Russell wears above is called "Command Performance
The designer of the gown, taking her cue from a Med
é ares i used yards of Duchesse satin in the skirt, while
Un metodo nobo pa haci propaganda pa wega di bingo na pless bodice has a _ beautiful hand-embroidered
Esso Club a worde poni na uso luna pasa, ora cu e mucha-
hombernan aki a pasa rond den Colony, cargando letrero-
nan riba nan lomba.

is added for flattery. Miss Russell, who was catapulted
to fame in ”The Outlaw”, is famed for her dramatic roles.

Aki riba nos ta mira destruccion di Band Box Dry Cleaners
na San Nicolas, causd pa e candela di 10 di Februari.

Benes t~
= eee

Cubs in the Lago Colony celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Scout movement

by holding their second annual father-son banquet on February 9 (above). The

dinner was held at the main lounge of the Esso Club. Speakers for the evening

included Cubmaster John Opdyke, Lewis Swallow, scoutmaster of the Colony Troop,

and Paul Hollyfield; Mr. Hollyfield represented the American Legion, which sponsors
the scouting moyement in the Colony.

Members of the Conjunto Rio Rita, one of the most popular musical groups on the

island, are seen above. Standing, from left to right, are V. Philip, W. Broadbelt,

N. Yearwood, B. Ras, C. Priest, C. Benardo, G. Alfonso, R. Crose, and N. Broadbelt.
Sitting are Y. Plight, C. Cruz, and G. Tromp; not shown in C. Hicks.

Aki riba nos ta mira miembronan di Conhunto Rio Rita, un di e gruponan musical

di mas popular di Aruba. Welpnan di Lago Colony a celebra di 40 aniversario di Padvinderij cu un comemento
(Photo by Reynold Jack.)

pa ’Tata y Jioe” na Esso Club.

Apprentice Scholarship Winners Enjoy Classwork and Social Life at Allentown

Credit for rescuing a man from the waters
of the San Nicolas harbor goes to Provence
Vicente (above), a launch helper assigned
to th» Shipyard Workboat. While on the
launch he saw a man floating in the middle
of the harbor; when the man made no
effort to grab the lifebuoys tossed at him,
Mr. Vicente dove into the water, grasped
him under the arms, and kept him afloat

Raportnan excelente cu ta bini foi Merea ta proba cu Dominico
until the launch came aside and they were

That Dominico Britten and Francisco Dijkhoff are making the
Britten y Francisco Dijkhoff ta probechando nan anja di estudio

most of their year’s study in the States is shown by the excellent

reports on their schoolwork which have come back to Aruba.
That they’re not neglecting the social and recreational side of
life is shown in the above pictures. At left, the two boys play
basketball on the high school court; at right, they chat with
friends on a Saturday night at the YMCA coke bar. Since last
September, the two lads have been in Allentown, Pa. on scholar-
ships given to the two outstanding apprentice graduates,

aya. E portretnan aki ta mustra cu nan ta tuma parti na activi-

dadnan social y di recreo tambe. Na banda robez, e hobennan

ta hunga basketbal na nan school; na banda drechi, nan ta com-

bersa cu nan amigonan nobo un Diasabra nochi na un bar di

Coea-cola. E muchahombernan ta bai school na Allentown, siendo

ganadornan di e anja di estudio cu Compania a ofrece na e dos
mihor graduadonan di programa di aprendiz.

pulled aboard. As the launch started back

to the dock, Mr. cente gave the man

artificial respiration; by the time they

arrived at the launch dock, the man had

recovered and needed no further aid. Mr.

Vicente has worked for the Company
since August 1947,





MARCH 3, 1950

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



from

Officers



The Dutch cruiser, Jacob yan Heemskerk,

at Aruba on the weekend of February 18, is shown above

in Oranjestad harbor. On February 19 the officers from

the ship were entertained at the Aruba Flying Club
Air Show and barbecue.

E cruzero Holandes, Jacob van Heemskerk, a pasa

weekend di 18 di Februari na Aruba, anera na haaf di

Oranjestad. Dia 19 di Februari, oficialnan

donan na un demonstracion aéreo y un picnic di Aruba
Flying Club na De Vuijst field.

TOURISM Cont. from page 1
year ’round climate, hospitable people,
scenic beauty, healthful conditions, and
a beach second to none in the Carib-

bean. Aruba’s location is also an asset,



with excellent transportation facilities
to the island.

Although Mr. Bartels sees Aruba
getting much tourist business from

people in the Caracas and Maracaibo
areas, he pointed out that it would also
attract persons from the United States
and Canada. As far as Canada is from
Trinidad, he said, that island still at-
tracted over a thousand Canadians in
1948, and closer to 3000 were expected
there in 1949. And this was despite
Trinidad’s 15 per cent luxury tax.

Mr. Bartels spoke of the tourist
industries developed in other Caribbean
islands. Haiti, for instance, attaches
such importance to it that it has a
minister for tourism.

In speaking of the tourist business in
general, Mr. Bartels quoted at length
from an article in the New York Times.
A survey made by that paper in 1948
showed that from 1929 to 1939 Ameri-
can tour spent $8,000,000,000.

Bermuda’s revenue from tourism in
1948 amounted to $15,000,000, with
49,051 people visiting the island. Of the
total sum they spent there, $6,000,000
went for various articles that they
bought, $6,800,000 for hotel accomo-
dations, $1,200,000 for sightseeing and
entertainment, and $1,000,000 for miscel
leanous expenses. Yet Bermuda, Mr.
Bartels pointed out, is only about one-
fourth the size of Aruba.

To build up tourism here, Mr.
Bartels emphasized, it was necessary
that Aruba have a modern hotel with
all the facilities needed by an inter-
national seaside resort.

A tourist industry in Aruba, he said,











"Jacob van Heemskerk” are entertained at

which arrived

tabata invita-



NEW ARRIVALS





and Mrs.
























a, to Mr.
Conrad Te
A son, Faustin Hyppolitte, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvain Brooks, February
A daughter a, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cornelio Eusenia, y 16. é
A son, Bernaldo, to Mr. and Mrs. Antonio
Boekhoudt, February 16.
A son, Errol Valentine, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Thomas, February 16.
A daughter, Lucita Amalia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ange James, February 17.
A son, Enrick Ephesus, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Warner, February 18.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Serrant,
r. and Mrs. Augustine Williams,

tzpatrick, to Mr. and Mrs.
leuteria, to Mr. and Mrs.
y 20.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felis Bikker, Feb. 21.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Henrique Boye,
February 21.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Dominico Croes,
February 22.

Ricardo Van Blarcum, of the Stewards’

Department, and Mrs. Van Blarcum
planned to leave March 2 for Santa
where they will spend two

Domingo

r of their long vacation. From
re they will go to Haiti to see the
World Exposition which will be in pro-
gress. Mr. and Mrs. Van Blarcum will
go by air, visiting the Windward Islands
on their return trip, Trinidad being their
last stop before heading for Aruba.







would allow the Netherlands to export
more merchandise to Aruba for sale
here. It would also benefit other
neighboring Dutch islands by attracting
people to this area.

Mr. Bartels stressed that the develop-
ment of tourism here would, however,
require the cooperation and efforts of
all concerned.



one of the evening’s big hits. From
Vi Hobbs,



Alice Constance, Pat Greene,

Chorus line at the Lago Colony Women’s Club Dance and Floorshow February 18

left to right, the girls with the lovely legs
Rose LaFevre, Mary K. Schutts, Ro-

selind Buck, Andy Pannevis, Elizabeth Stengel, Helen Roney, and Doris Gibbs. Other
eatures of the floor show included a men’s chorus line, comedy songs, and special

dance

routines.

After the Air Show flying club members gave rides to

enthusiastic officers. The men give their fellow officer a

briefing before he takes off to see Aruba from the air.

Some of the men were pilots during the war; for others
flying was a new thrill.

Despues di e demonstracion aéreo, miembronan di Aruba

Flying Club a duna e oficialnan di Jacob van Heemskerk

"cabei-boto” den e aeroplanonan.

nan tabata piloto durante di guerra; pa otronan bulamrnto
tabata un experiencia nobo.

Algun di e oficialnan

Air Show and barbecue



The afternoon was topped off by a barbecue for members

and their guests. Nick Schindeler, TSD, serves food to

guests including Acting Lt. Gov., H. A. Hessling, left, and

J. Wervers, center, Executive Office. A cocktail party was
given later on the cruiser by the officers.

Despues cu tur demonstracionnan y bulamento a caba, un

picnic a sigui pa miembronan di Flying Club y invitado-

nan. Nick Schindeler di T.S.D. ta sirbi invitadonan, in-

cluyendo H. A. Hessling (na banda robez) y J. Wervers
di Executive Office (mei-mei).



Shown above is a 75.000-kilowatt generating unit at No. 2 Powerhouse which is open
for inspection by a group of employees under the direction of Ernest Ball, Interna-
tional General Electric representative. To the right is the armature of the generator,
and in the foreground is part of the steam turbine. Mr. Ball will spend six or seven

months in Aruba ins



ecting the various GE units in the refinery. In the yroup above

are C. Jacob and C. Hughes, kneeling; standing from the left are A. Casali,
J. Warren, R. Milan, H. Nixon, E. Maduro, R. Vanderlinden, Mr. Ball (behina

Mr. Vanderlinden), G. Holsman, and A. Briezen.

Scholarship Winners See
Snow; Get High Grades

Another new experience occurred re-
cently for Dominico Britten and Fran-
cisco Dijkhoff when the two apprentice
scholarship winners saw their first rea!
snow in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pho-
tographs they took on the occasion will
serve as another permanent reminder of
the year they’re spending in the States.

The boys recently received their
report cards for their second nine weeks
of study. Both are maintaining their
excellent scholastic records, with grades
averaging 87 and 89.

A recent cold wave sent the temps-
rature down to six degrees above zero.
Although the temperature sometimes
varies as much as 20 degrees in 12
hours, the boys can always tell when it
is real cold because then "our ears are
nearly freezing”.

Both Francisco
their regards to all
Aruba.

and Dominico send
their friends in

GUATEMALA

swarms with howling monkeys and
green parrots. Only habitations are the
rude camps of chicle gatherers and
timber cutters.

Besides these and other ruins in the
north, there are the beautiful Maya
ruins of Quirig situated in the valley
of the Motagua river 60 miles south of
Puerto Barrios on Guatemala’s Atlantic
coast. About 140 miles from Guatemala

from page 3



Annuitant Send Thanks

A recent letter from Annuitant Charles
Joseph in Trinidad wishes his friends
here a Happy New Year and thanks
them for the presents he received from
Aruba.

"Even though I’m not in Aruba,” Mr,
Joseph says, "'the Lago does remember
me.”

"While doing my shopping Christmas
week,” he continues, "I met a school-
mate of mine. After we had greeted
each other, he said to me, ‘Joe, where
are you working?’ I answered, ’Work-
ing? I am too old to be working; the
Lago is supporting me.’ He shook his
head at me as though I was speaking
nonsense. So today I must thank the
Lago.”

Mr. Joseph ended his letter with a
request for one of the Company’s 1950
calendars. Since all annuitants are on
the mailing list to receive the calendar,
as well as other Company publications,
it had already been dispatched to him
before his letter was received.

Mr. Joseph first went to work for
Lago in March 1928, and was a patrol-
man A in the Lago Police Department
at the time of his retirement just over
a year ago. His present address is No.74
Eighth Street, Barataria, Trinidad,
B.W.I.

City, the ruins consist of temples and
monoliths covered with inscriptions of
the Maya chronology. The old Maya
empire flourished in what is today
Guatemala during the first 1000 years
of the Christian era.



Empleado Pensiona
Ta Gradicido na Lago

Den un carta di Charles Joseph, un
empleado pensiona di Trinidad, e ta
manda desea su amigonan un Feliz Anja
y e ta manda gradici pa tur e regalonan
cu el a ricibi.

"Maske mi no ta na Aruba mas,”
Sr. Joseph ta skirbi, "Lago no ta lwbida
mi.”

"Banda di tempo di Pascu mi tabata
haciendo compras,” e ta sigui, "y un
amigo di school a topa cu mi. Despues
cu nos a cuminda otro el a puntra mi
unda mi ta traha. Mi a _ contesteé:
’Traha? Mi ta mucho bieuw pa traha;
Lago ta mantene mi awor.’ Y e amigo
a sacudi su cabez, manera cu ta coi
loco mi tabata papia. Pero ami si sa cu
awe mi tin di gradici Lago.”

Sr. Joseph a termina su carta, pidien-
do un kalender di Lago di 1950. Siendo
cu tur empleadonan pensiona ta riba
lista pa ricibi e kalender y corantnan
di Compania, Sr. Joseph su kalender
tabata na caminda ora cu el a skirbi e
carta.

Sr. Joseph a cuminza traha pa Lago
na Maart di 1928 y e tabata un patrol-
man A den Lago Police Department
tempo cu el a tuma su retiro algo mas
cu un anja pasa. Su adres ta: No. 74
Eighth Street, Barataria, Trinidad,
B.W.I.

Soccer competition for students in the
Training Di on winds up with F. M.
Scott presenting a trophy to N. Jacobs, left,
captain of the winning B team. N. Tromp,
captain of the A team which won the series,
also received a trophy. The competition was
held between eight teams of the 1949
students and lasted three weeks.

Competitie di voetbal entre estudiantenan
di Training Division a termina cu presen-
tacion di copa; aki nos ta mira F. M. Scott
di Training Division entregando e copa na
N. Jacobs, captain di e A team victorioso;
N. Tromp, captain di e B team cu a gana
tambe a ricibi un copa. E competitie tabata
entre ocho team diferente di estudiantenan
di 1949, y el a dura tres siman.

Don't Waste Water

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

As part of the 40th anniversary of
Scouts from the Lago Colony

refinery. Above a group of them,

observance
troop went
with
Swallow at right, pause in the Machine Shop to see D. Van Der
Linden of EIG test the strength of a sample of concrete.

Week,
of the
Lewis

Scout
on a_ tour
Scoutmaster



Dodgers Win Lago Sport Park Baseball Tourney;
Prizes Awarded to League’s Outstanding Players

The Lago Sport Park baseball league ended February 5 with the Dodgers
beating Baby Ruth for the championship, and with prizes being awarded to the

season’s outstanding players.

The Dodgers won the presentation game by a score of 1—0, thus edging out

Baby
Manager B. Hoftijzer allowed only four
hits while striking out ten batters.

Final standings in the league were as
follows:

Av.

833
666
600
600
-200

Team Won
Dodgers 5
Baby Ruth

Braves

San Lucas

Giants

Lost

B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers, was the season’s
leading pitcher with three wins and no
losses. Leading batter was F. Gibbs,

, Ruth, with a .533 average. Four
players tied for the number of bases
stolen during the season’s play; each
stole seven. They were C. Bryson, San

J. Arrindell, Baby Ruth; S. Reid,

s, and R. Hodge, Baby Ruth. Lots
were drawn by the four, and the award
for top base-stealer went to J. Arrindel!.
Three men, with one home run each,
tied also in that department. They were
B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers; N. Arrindell,
Braves; and H. Hughes, Baby Ruth.

The ten leading batters in the season
play: F. Gibbs, Baby Ruth, .533; T. Ras,
Giants, .500; B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers,
.461; F. Richards, Baby Ruth, .444;
R. Oduber, Braves, .360; J. Patterson,
Baby Ruth, .333; C. Bryson, San Lucas,
.385; S. Reid, Braves, .333; A. Veloz,
Dodgers, 300; J. Perez, Dodgers, .300.

Each member of the champion Dod-
gers and of the runner-up Baby Ruth
team received an award. The prizes were
considered to be the most beautiful ever
awarded baseball players here. They
were presented by Marine Manager
J. Andreae, with Robert Martin acting
as master of ceremonies for the occa-
sion. E. J. Huckleman, chairman of the
Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee,

R. C. Oduber, center, of the Harbor Operations Division, Marine Department, is
presented with a gift by his fellow workers. Max Vries, left, makes the presentation.

Mr. Oduber

married Miss

Anna Guzman on February 9.

tuth in the league standings by one game. Pitching for the Dodgers,

The 1950
petition got

Lago Sp Park Cricket Com-
under (left) with Public
Relations Director B. Teagle (right) bowl-
ing out A. Spencer of the Baden Powell
A team. It proved to be an ill omen for
Baden Powell, since the club went ahead
to lose its opening match to St. Vincent
A. From the left, are C. Matthews, Sonny
Rohoman, E. J. Huckleman (chairman of
the Lago Sport Park Recreation Commit-
tee), C. A. Thompson, and Mr. Teagle.

also assisted in the distribution of the
prizes.

The committee responsible for hand-
ling the competition included A. Dennie,
W. Van Heyningen, H. M. Nassy, and
R. E. A. Martin. Umpires officiating
were from the Umpires Association and
included C. Van Putten, C. MacDonald,
M. Croes, W. Lesher, L. Pantophlet, W.
Van Heyningen, W. Arrindell, S. Smith,
and W. Dowers.

Workers at TSD Lab 1 present

16th
in

The wedding was held on the

Basilio Petrochi with
marriage to Marianita Lacle. Mr. Petrochi, left, is co

MARCH 3, 1950

Colony Cubs and Scouts ended their trip through the refinery Fe-
bruary 11 with a snow fight in the Cold Storage Plant (above).
Almost a hundred boys went on the tri
where they had a first-hand view of various refinery operations.
Scout week lasted from February 5 through the 11th.

p through the plant,

Six Colony Honor Scouts
Observe Police Methods

As a special feature of the Lago
Colony Boy Scouts’ celebration of Scout
Week, six honor Scouts vent a day
with six members of Lago’s Manage-
ment, going with them on their work
through the refinery. A highlight of the
trip on February 10 was the hour the
six boys spent at the Lago Police De-
partment, where they had a chance to
observe police methods.

The boys were dropped at the LPD
office by the six men with whom they
were spending the day. After welcom-
ing them in his office, Chief G. B. Brook
gave them a short talk on police work
in general. Chief Constable B. Boonstra
of the Lago Brigade (Government
Police) spoke to the boys on traffic
matters and the investigation of traffic
accidents.

Sub-Inspector S. Dirkmaat, of the
Detective Division in San Nicolas, talk-
to the on the
coming under his jurisdiction. Lt. J.
Seymour, of the LPD, spoke on fins
prints their and showed
boys how to take them.

ed Scouts police work

4

and use, the

Tour Department

Capt. K. A. Hoglund, LPD, took the
group on a tour of the Police Depart-
ment, including the armory.

Throughout the program, the six boys
asked many questions of the various
police officials who spoke to them.

Following their tour of the LPD, the
boys were driven to their by
Capt. Hoglund and Lt. Seymour.

The six Scouts, and the men with
whom each spent the day, were Don
Cahill, with Process Superintendent
D. L. Hussey; Sam Evans, with General
Superintendent F. E. Griffin; Dominic
Macrini, with Technical Superintendent
J. M. Whiteley; Dick Greene, with
Marine Manager J. Andr Jack
Wiley, with General Manager O. Mingus;
and John Dascanio, with Mechanical
Superintendent H. Chippendale.

homes

Ae;

a silver set in honor of his
ulated by R. Ebbets, right.

February Santa Filomena Church

santa Cruz.





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Periodistanan ta Reuni
Pa Forma Asociacion

Miembronan di prensa di varios
corantnan di Aruba y representantenan
di corantnan di Cu ao a reuni dia 20
di Februari, cu obheto di organiza un
organizacion di prens:z

Diez homber, repre tando seis dife-
rente corant, a tuma parti na es reunion
cu a tuma lugar na Flamingo Room.
Obheto di e asociacion ta di trece mas.
contacto entre periodistanan na Aruba
y pa establece un "'standard” halto pa
calidad di periodismo na Aruba.

M. All o di Arubaansche Courant a
worde eligi como presidente di e asocia-
cion, y R. W. Schlageter di Aruba Esso
News como vice-presidente, mientras cu
F. Zielinski Jr. di Aruba Times a worde
eligi como secretario.

Otronan presente tabata E. A. Bailey
y S. Brathwaite di The Local; E. F. Lo,
correspondent di Beurs & Nieuws-
berichten; H. M. Nassy di Arubaansche
Courant; J. van der Schoot di Aruba
Times y correspondent di Amigoe di
Curacao; F. Steenmeijer, correspondent
di Beurs & Nieuwsberichten; y G. C.
Rike di Aruba Esso News.









Population of Aruba
Goes Over 53,000 Mark

Aruba’s population on the last day of
1949 wa ,568 people, representing a
growth of 2,458 during the past year.
According to a»recent story .in, the
E é iper, Amigoe di Curacao,
this tota represented 29,091
male and 24,477 female residents.

During 1949, 971 boys and girls
were born, for a total of 1896 children
born during the year.








Aprendiznan na Merca Ta Mira
Sneeuw pa di Promé Bez

Un experiencia nobo pa Dominico
Britten y Francisco Dijkhoff, Lago su
aprendiznan cu ta na Merca pa un anja
di estudio, tabata e promé bez cu nan a
mira sneeuw na Allentown, reciente-
mente. Portretnan saka e dia ey ta un
recuerdo permanente pa nan di es anja
cu nan a pasa na Merca.

Recientemente e hobennan a haya nan
segundo rapport y tur dos ta mustra
progreso; nan cijfernan ta alcanza un
promedio di 87 y 89% (100 ta di mas
halto).

Nan ta skirbi cu actividadnan social
na cualnan nan ta tuma parti, ta duna
nan oportunidad pa contra cu hopi
mucha-homber y mucha-muher di nan
mes edad. Nan a bai diferente balianan
di dos club aya, cu nan ta bishita cu
regularidad.

Mas o menos dos duim di sneeuw a
cai poco dia pasa y temperatura a baha
te na seis grado bao di cero. Nan ta
bisa cu un cambio di 20 grado den tem-
peratura den solamente 24’or no ta nada
strafo, pero e ora ey si nan oreanan ta
parce manera cu ta gefries nan ta. Nan
a naya e bista masha bunita, ora cu tur
cos a keda tap4 bao un mantel blanco di
sneeuw.




E hobennan a goza di un comedia cu
nan a mira cu canticanan na Spano;
nan tabata conoce mayoria di e cancion-
nan cu e hungadornan a canta, y un
momento casi nan a kere cu ta na
Aruba nan tabata.

Dominico y Francisco ta manda cu-
mindamento pa tur nan amigonan na
Aruba; nan adres ta sigui pa si cualkier
hende ke skirbi nan: 2128 Washington
Street, Allentown Pennsylvania, U.S.A.





Car License Plates Go on Sale

1950 automobile license plates went
on sale here last month, with the price
based on the weight of the car. For
passenger cars, the fee is Fls. 6 per
hundred kilos.

The procedure to be followed to get
new plates is as follows:

1. Take last year’s car tax receipt to the

Police Office. Be sure to have your car

along.

2. At the Police Office, get an inspection
slip showing your car’s make, model,
type, weight, ete.

3. Take inspection slip to the Tax Collec-



tor’s Office and pay your fee.

On Friday, March 3, and Tuesday,
March 7, the Tax Collector’s Office in
San Nicolas will be open from 2 to 4 in
the afternoon. From Monday through
Friday, it’s open from 8:30 in the
morning till 12 noon; on Saturday,
8:30—11. If you turn your inspection
slip in at the San Nicolas office, you
must return several days later to pick
up your plates.

Hours of the Tax Collector’s Office in
Oranjestad are from 8 to 12, and from
1:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon. On Satur-
days, the office is open in the morning
from 8 to 12.



F. Steenmeijer, president of the Aruba Art
Cirele, shakes hands with Serge Jaroff,
director of the Don Cossack Chorus, on the
stage of the Sociedad Bolivariana in Oran-
jestad. The world-famed musical organizat-
ion, part of which seen above, performed
in Aruba twice last month, at the Sociedad
Bolivariana and at the Esso Club. Their
appearance here was sponsored by the
Aruba Art Circle. (Photo by Sam Rajroop.)






Aki nos ta mira F. Steenmeijer, presidente

di Kunstkring y Serge Jaroff, director di

Don Kozakken, cantornan Ruso, despues di

un programa na Sociedad Bolivariana luna

pasa. E anochi promé e grupo a canta na
Esso Club.

Bartels Sees Tourism
As Great Island Benefit

The varied benefits that a strong
tourist industry would bring to resi-
dents of Aruba were pointed out by
Ernst Bartels, secretary of the Aruba
Tourist Commission, at a press confe-
rence in Oranjestad Febraury 23.

Emphasizing the natural advantages.
which Aruba enjoys for the formation
of a tourist industry, Mr. Bartels warn-
ed that Aruba must start now to
develop these advantages. It would be a
shame, he pointed out, if people here
did not take advantage of the island’s
natural features and failed to us2 them
for Aruba’s welfare.

Failure of people here to develop
tourism, he said, would result in others
coming in from the outside and doing
so. Then the profits would also go out-
side.

Among the natural advantages which
Aruba has, he said, are a wonderful





(Continued on page 5)





MARCH 3, 1950



The Executive Committee, recently reconstituted after the organization change at

the executive level, is shown above in a recent session. Left to right are J. J. Horigan,

chairman, J. Andreae, T. C. Brown, O. Mingus, F. E. Griffin, and at far right C. F.

Smith, who attends meetings of the group in an advisory capacity. The first five
mentioned are Lago’s Board of Directors.

Comité Ehecutivo di Lago cu a worde cambia recientemente despues di cambionan
den organizacion, a worde retrataé durante nan promé reunion. Di robez pa drechi,
J. J. Horigan, Presidente; J. Andreae, T. C. Brown, O. Mingus, F. E. Griffin, y C. F.

Smith, kende ta tuma parti na reunionnan di e Comité den eapacidad consultativo.
E otro cinconan ta forma Lago su Hunta di Directores.



Populacion di Aruba
A Pasa 53,000

Populacion di Aruba a conta 53,56
riba ultimo dia di anja 1949, rep
tando un aumento di 2,458 durante
anja. Segun un articulo den e corant
Amigoe di Curacao, di e total di 53,568,
tin 29,091 homber y 24,477 muher.

Durante 1949 a nace 971 mucha-
homber y 925 mucha-muher, formands
un total di 1896 mucha durante henter
e anja.



sen-



Journalists Meet to Form
Aruba Press Association

Members of the working press from
the island’s various newspapers met
February 20 for the purpose of organiz-
ing a press association. Represented at
the meeting were men from Aruban
papers and correspondents for Curacao
publications.

Ten men, representing six different
papers, were present at the meeting,
which was held in the Flamingo Room.
Purpose of the organization, which will
be known as the Aruba Press Associa-
tion, will be to form a closer association
between the island’s newspapermen and
to establish a high standard of excel-
lence among newspaper reporters. It is
believed that added recognition of the
importance of the press will promote a
more thorough dissemination of infor-
mation of interest to all the island’s
residents.

M. Allegro, of the Arubaansche Courant,
was elected president of the group, and
R. W. Schlageter, of the Aruba Esso
News, vice-president. F. Zielinski, Jr.,
of the Aruba Times, was elected
secretary.

Others attending this first organiza-
tion meeting were E. A. Bailey and
S. Brathwaite, of the Local; E. F. Lo,
correspondent for Beurs and Nieuws-
berichten; H. M. Nassy, De Arubaan-
sche Courant; J. van der Schoot, of the
Aruba Times and correspondent for
Amigoe de Curacao; F. Steenmeijer
correspondent for Beurs and Nieuws-
berichten; and G. C. Rike, of the Aruba
Esso News.



Aruba Aids B.G. Flood Victims

Following reports of the recent
strous floods in British Guiana,
lents of Aruba began taking steps
d aid to the people of B.G. A Flood
Relief Committee was organized for the
purpose of sending aid, and various
island organizations and groups joined
in the drive to collect the needed
supplies.

Permission for soliciting help was
obtained from Aruba’s Acting Lt. Go-
vernor, and supplies will be shipped to
the Flood Relief Committee in B.G. for
distribution to the best possible
advantage.

Cash contributions will be solicited
for four weeks, ending March 18, and
should be donated to one of the six
authorized persons who make up the
Aruba committee. They are John Fran-
cisco, Rupert Jailal, Dave Armogan,
C. St. Aubyn, Bruce Rodrigues, and
Charles Rohee.

British Guiana’s floods are the result
of about 70 inches of rain falling during
the two months of December and
January. (This is about the amount of
rain that falls in five years in Aruba.)
Area hit by the floods is along the
coastlands of Demerara and Essequebo
for a 100-mile stretch and for miles
inland. Rural people in this area have
been particv!arly hard hit, since floods
have destroyed extensive rice and sugar
plantations from which they make their
living.

Areas in British Guiana which escap-
ed the floods, as well as neighboring
countries, are rapidly coming to the aid
of the stricken people to prevent wide-
spread suffering and epidemics.

Anyone wishing further information
on Aruba's efforts to provide assistance
for the B.G. flood victims can get in
touch with Charles Rohee, Bung. 812 in
Lago Heights.





A March Calendar
March
2 - Texas Independence Day.
10 - Telephone first used, 1876.
12 - Girl Scout Birthday

(founded 1912).

17 - St. Patrick’s Day.
20 - Spring begins (somewhere).
ARUBA ESSO NEWS



aGsONEws

PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, NETHERLAND WEST INDIES, BY THE
LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.



The next issue of the ARUBA ESSO NEWS will be distributed
Friday, March 17, 1950. All copy must reach the editor
in the Training Building by Friday noon, March 10.
Telephone 523

Printed by the Curacgaosche Courant, Curagao, N.W.1.



A Fresh Start...

With the appointment recently of the Special Problems Advi-
sory Committee, the pattern of the representative groups form-
ed under the new employee representation plan is completed. To
insure the best possible handling, negotiating activities and
advisory activities are now dealt with by separate groups. In
addition, district representatives will handle individual employee
problems in their respective departments. These men will act
independently and not as a group.

The eight-man Lago Employee Council is the negotiating
body which deals with problems of wages, hours, and working
conditions.

The functions of the three advisory committees are implied
in their names. The Commissary Advisory Committee advises
Management on customer problems arising from the operation
of the Plant Commissary; the Lago Sport Park Recreation
Committee is responsible for organizing and conducting activi-
ties at the Lago Sport Park; the Special Problems Advisory
Committee advises and consults with the Company on matters
pertaining to employee benefit plans, sales to employees other
than Commissary items, safety topics not related to work,
medical facilities, and other off-the-job problems.

Immediate advantages of the new employee representation
plan are several. It assures adequate representation of major
plant population groups. It spreads the representation work
load between the negotiating group and the several advisory
committees, so that problems receive greater attention. And,
through the working agreement, a firm basis will be given for
the operation of the LEC and its district representative

Features of Lago’s new representation plan have been tried
elsewhere and have proved successful. However, the plan is
new here and, like anything that is new, it will have its share
of "growing pains”. To successfully iron out all the problems
that will confront the various representation groups in their
early stages will require the cooperation and patience of every-
body concerned: of members of the several groups, their consti-
tuents, and Company representatives.

As modern industry becomes more complex, duties of em-
ployee representation groups increase in importance and scope.
Employee problems are constantly arising which can only be
satisfactorily solved by one method: by mutual discussion and
understanding between the representatives ef the employee body
and of company management.

With the establishment of the new representation plan, it is
felt that Lago now has the best means possible to handle the
problems that concern its employee body. The best way in
which success under the new plan can be obtained was express-

Who gets which home! A drawing to determine which of the 74 Home Building
Foundation houses (to have been completed by March 1) will go to each purchaser
is held February 21 in the General Office Building. Juan Vroolijk, blindfolded, dr
names from one jar and house numbers from another. Officially checking the drawing
are S. Dirkmaat, sub-inspector of police and G. B. Brook, Chief of
seated at the table. C. F. Smith, chairman of the Home Building Foundation Board
of Directors, stands at far left. Other members of the Board are
Beaujon, standing qenter, and F. Beaujon, Accounting Department, right. J. Wervers
and J. Irausquin was not present
at the drawing. The last three are also Board members.

and G. A. Molloy are not shown in the picture

Dia 21 di Februari un loteria a tuma lugar na Main Office, pa determina cual di e
74 casnan di Home Building Foundation lo bai pa cada cumprador. E casnan a keda



Refinery Reporters

Simon Coronel
Bipat Chand
Sattaur Bacchus
Simon Geerman
Bernard Marquis
tphit Jones

Hospital

Storehouse
Instrument

Drydock

Marine Office
Recelving & Shipping
Acid & Edeleanu
ure Stills

ld Shops

-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
Edgar Connor Machine Shop
Mario Harms Blacksmith, Boiler & Tin
Cade Abraham Pipe
Jan Oduber Welding
John Francisco Colony Commissary
Jose La Cruz Plant Commissary
Stella Ollver Laundry
Ricardo Van Blarcum 00000000 Colony Service Office
Claude Bolah 900000000 M. & C, Colony Maintenance
Garage

Industrial Relations
Sports

Special

Carpenter & Paint
Gas Plant

00000000

Fernando da Silva
Bertie Vlapree
Hugo de Vries
Willemfridus Bool
Mrs. Ivy Butts
Jacinto de Kort 00000000
Harold Wathey

fdrs. M. A. Mongroe

Elsa Mackintosh

George Lawrence

Calvin Hasselt

Federico Ponson





Harold James
Edney Huckleman

Samuel Rajroop 00000000

Lake Fleet Reporters

R. Boekhoudt

M. L. Lane

J. A. Melfor

R. Wilson S.S.
N. Sampson .S. "Boscan”
H. W. Mulzac o.8. "Caripito”
M. John S.S. '’Cumarebo”
N. F. Clarke S.S. "'Guarico’
R. M. Josephia S.S. ''Invercaibo"
F. Modeste S.8. ‘Inverrosa”’
P. N. Semeleer S.S. "Inverruba"’
Cc. T. Pantephiet S.S. "'Jusepin"
Z. Z. Fleming S.S. '"Mara’’
F. T. Angel S.S. ''Maracay"
J. Smith S.5. ’"Misoa”’
R. A. Martis .S. ‘edersales’’
W. F. Van Putten . “Quiriquire”
Cc. Giikes .S. ''Sabaneta’’
K. Davis . "San Carlos’’
L. Findley San_ Cristobal”
Cc. A. Euton .S. ''Temblador”’
A. C. Nurse .S. Trujillo”
J. Kock S.S. "Yamanota"”
G. O. Walker Shoregang
J. 1. Yanga Tug "'Delaplaine’’
L. E. Marchena Tug "Colorado Point"
D. L. Van Putten Relief Pumpmen

Bachaquero’

ed by a member of the LEC in the group’s first meeting with
Company representatives. Although difficulties in employee-
management relations had occurred in the past, he proposed a
"cleaning of the slate”, a fresh start in which all elements
would strive for cooperation under the new plan.

As long as that feeling dominates the work of all who are
involved in the employee representation plan, results satisfactory
to all parties should be obtained.

Limerick Contest Ends
With Two Top Winners

Walter Wilson, Marine Department,
and Ambrose Lewis, M & C, tied for
first place in the last of the limerick
contests. Each of them wins a prize of
Fis. 5.00 for their excellent last lines.

Mr. Wilson’s completed limerick
reads:

The Limerick Contest is done,
There’ll be no more after this one.
3ut keep safety in mind

And you alwa will find

It’s a prize that is second to none.

Mr. Lewis’ final line is: ’That your
Safety record will be second to none”.

Second prize of Fls. 3.00 was earned
by I. E. Wong, Accounting Department,
who submitted "That safety pays more
in the long run’.

Third prize winner is Julio Lopes,
Process Control. He merits Fls. 2.00 for
his entry: "It pays in many ways......
Not one”.

Since this limerick was the final one
in the contest series, there will be no
limerick to complete for next months
issue. But the contest for safe working
goes on. Safety is "a prize that’s second
to none”.

Lago Police,

Captain R. J.

DEATHS

di ta cla dia 1 di Maart. Juan Vrolijk, cu wowo mara, ta saka un di e papelnan cu

nomber di e cumprador for di un botter,
Esnan presente pa check e loteria ta S. D
Brook, hefe di Lago Police (sintaé). Na banda rob Cc. F

Building Foundation. Otro miembronan ta J. Beaujon, (para mei-mei), y a
di Accounting; J. Wervers y G. A. Molloy no a sali riba e portret, y J. Irausquin no

tabata presente.

Personals . .

e number di cas for di un otro botter.
maat, onder-inspecteur di Polies, y G. B.
Smith, Presidente di Home

William Houtman, M & C, was mar-

Pedro Young, houseman in the Crack-
ing Department, drowned February 12
at the Eagle Beach. He was 22 years
old, and had five years and almost five
months of servi

Mr. Young is survived by his father
and mother, three brothers, and two
sisters.

F. Beaujon

Saul Ruiz, who formerly worked at
the Cable Office two and one-half years
ago, recently paid his friends in Lago a
five day visit. Mr. Ruiz is now working
in the Caracas office for Creole.

ried February 17 to Lucia Leckie, of
the Wholesale Commissary office. Mr.
Houtman started his long vacation late
last year, and he and his bride have
been visiting Santa Domingo and
Trinidad.

Join in the Fight
to
Cut Costs

MARCH 3, 1950

Plan Nobo di Representacion
(Editorial)

Cu nombramiento reciente di Comité
Consultativo pa Problemanan Especial,
tur e diferente gruponan representativo
forma segun e plan nobo di representa-
cion di empleadonan a keda completa.
Pa por presta mas atencion na _ proble-
manan, actividadnan negociativo y acti-
vidadnan consultativo ta worde trata pa
gruponan separa, Ademas, representan-
tenan di diferente districtonan lo trata
problemanan individual di empleadonan
den nan departamentonan respectiva-
mente. E hombernan aki lo actua inde-
pendiente, y no como un grupo.

Lago Employee Council, consistiendo
di ocho miembro, ta e cuerpo negocia-
tivo, cu ta trata riba problemanan di
salario, oranan y condicionnan di
trabao.

Nombernan di e tres comiténan con-
sultativo mes ta splica nan funciona-
miento. Comité Consultativo di Comisa-
rio ta conseha Directiva riba problema-
nan di cumpradornan na Comisario di
Planta; Comité di Recreacion di Lago
Sport Park ta responsabel pa organiza
y conduci actividadnan na Lago Sport
Park; Comité Consultativo pa Proble-
manan Especial ta conseha y avisa Com-
pania riba asuntonan tocante plannan di
beneficio di empleadonan, bendemento
di articulonan fuera esnan cu tin na
Comisario, puntonan di Seguridad cu no
ta relaciona cu trabao, facilidadnan
médico, y otro problemanan foi trabao.

Ventahanan di e plan nobo di repre-
sentacion ta varios. E ta duna represen-
tacion adecuado segun nacionalidadnan
diferente; e ta parti peso di trabao di
representacion entre e grupo negocia-
tivo y e diferente comiténan consulta-
tiva, di moda cu problemanan ta haya
mas atencion pagé na nan; y pa medio
di e Combenio di Trabao, un base firme
lo worde estableci pa funcionamiento di
LEC y su representantenan di districto.

Plannan di representacion parecido na
esun di Lago a proba di tin éxito na
otro lugarnan. Pero awor e plan ta nobo
aki, y tur principio ta dificil, Pa por
trata adecuadamente cu tur dificultad-
nan cu lo afrontaé e varios gruponan di
representacion na principio di nan exis-
tencia, tur esnan interesé, esta miem-
bronan di e diferente gruponan di repre-
sentacion, nan constituyentenan, y re-
presentantenan di Compania, mester
presta nan cooperacion y tene hopi
pasenshi.

Segun industria moderna ta birando
mas complica, deber di e gruponan re-
presentativo ta bira mas importante.
Continuamente problemanan di emplea-
donan ta presenta nan mes y tin sola-
mente un metodo pa por resolve nan
satisfactoriamente: pa medio di discu-
sion y comprendemento mutual entre
representantenan di grupo di empleado
y representantenan di Directiva.

Cu formamento di e plan nobo di
representacion, parce cu Lago tin e
mihor medio pa trata problemanan di
su empleadonan. E mihor moda pa e
plan resulta un éxito a worde expr A
pa un miembro di LEC den promé reu-
nion di es grupo y representantenan di
Compania, esta cu apesar di dificultad-
nan cu tabatin den relacionnan entre
empleadonan y Compania den pasado, e
ta propone pa cuminza awor cu un
blaachi limpi, lubidando lo pasado y pa
tur trata na coopera bao di e plan nobo.

Tantem esnan cu ta figura den e plan
di representacion di empleadonan sigui
es proposicion, resultadonan satisfac-
torio lo worde obeteni pa tur dos
partida.

SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS

Semi-Monthly Payroll
February 16—28 Wednesday, March 8
March 1—15 Thursday, March 23

Monthly Payrolls
February 1—28 Thursday, March 9


MARCH 3, 1950

ARUBA ESSO NEWS





3

Guatemala Offers Low-Priced Holiday

There aren’t many places today where
you can spend a wonderful two-week
vacation for less than Fls. 400.

But there is one where, for that sum
or less, you can stay at first-class
hotels, enjoy the zip of spring weather,
and sample such a variety of sightseeing
as a city with 20th century attractions,
a Spanish colonial town unmatched in
atmosphere and architecture, a lake
region more spectacularly scenic than
Italy’s, and an Indian village whose
market days are renowned for colorful





wer to a bargain hunter’s
prayer is Guatemala. It’s a harmonious
blend of the ancient glory of Spain, the
scenic beauty of Switzerland, and an
Indian life that is pure pageantry. Most
of its inhabitants are Indians, descen-
dants of the Mayans, who made up one
of the world’s greatest civilizations
when it flourished a few centuries after
the birth of Christ.

Guatemala is small, with an area of
2 square miles. It’s estimated po-
putation is around three and a_ half
million. The northern state of Central
America, it has Mexico for its neighbor
on the north and west, British Hondu-
ras on the east, Honduras and Salvador
on the east and south, and the Pacific
Ocean on the southwest.

The Guatemalan soil is very fertile,
and agriculture is the most important
industry. Coffee accounts for 70 per
cent of the exports. Other important
crops are bananas, sugar, beans, corn,
and wheat.






All-Expense Tours

The most inexpensive way to see
Guatemala is by taking one of the all-
expense conducted tours. These tours,
at low cost, permit you to travel around
the country in comfort, stay at first-
class hotels, see the major sights, and
still have time to relax.

The tours include Guatemala City,
the capital, with its enchanting shops
and gay night spots; Antigua, dotted
with superb relics of Spanish colonial
times ;LakeAtitlan,a burnished turquoise
lying 5,000 feet above sea level in a set-
ting of conical volcanoes; and Chichi-
castenango, a picturebook village in the
crisp highlands where more than a
thousand Indians, dressed in black wool
jackets and pants and red headdresses
and sashes — or in strikingly embroider-
ed blouses and short blue skirts — mix
market day with pagan rites twice a
week.

Hotels in



Guatemala City charge

(All pictures by Pan American World Airways)



To achieve purification, Indians swing
around themselves before

burning
entering the

incense pots

main church at

Chichicastanango, Guatemala.

from 14 to 18 guilders a day per person
for a room with bath and meals. The
capital also has several excellent pen-
sions where a good room and excellent
food are available for only eight or nine
guilders a day.

At the most popular spots in the
highlands — Panajachel, near Lake
Atitlan, and Chichicastanango — the
minimum rate for a room with bath
and meals is Fls. 15 a day per person.
If you want a sweeping view of the
lake, or a private porch with your own
bougainvillea and caged mocking bird,
you'll pay a little more.

Guatemala City can be seen in a day.
It has none of the exotic quality of the
rest of the country. Newly built — it
was demolished by earthquakes in 1917
— it looks like a provincial town. It is
the place, however, to buy Guatemala’s
exquisite handicrafts — textiles, wool
blankets, silver, leather, and basket
work.

Close to Guatemala City is Antigua
which, although it is almost totally in
ruins, is unrivaled as the most magnifi-
cent Spanish colonial city in all Latin

The Popenoe House in Antigua, former capital of Guatemala, is a famous tourist

attraction. The ancient Spanish colonial dwelling

has been completely restored as

it was during the height of Antigua’s power, and presents an interesting insight into

colonial life. The massive

entrance and heavily

barred windows are excellent

examples of Spanish colonial architecture,



America. For more than two centuries
it was the capital of Guatemala, then a
colony of Spain. Earthquakes destroyed
it in 1773.

A few hours drive from Antigua is
Lake Atitlan, every bit as lovely as
anything Switzerland or Italy can offer.
Situated 5,000 feet above sea level, its
turquoise waters are like a mirror. Its
mountains form a spectacular kaleido-
scope of colors with each shift of the
sun. And every day is like a spring
morning.

Primitive Indian villages, dotting the
lake’s shores, are reached by launch.
No two villages are alike and each has
its own distinctive dress.

Four hundred years of white man’s
rule have left most of these Indians un-
touched. A large proportion of them
speak only their own Indian dialects.
Almost all the Indians cling to their
vivid, hand-made, many-hued costumes
and ancient, picturesque customs which
unfailingly delight the tourist.

While Indian men till the rolling
fields, Indian women gather around the
pila — a flowing well in the main
square of small towns — to do the
family laundry and catch up on village
gossip.

Market Day

On market days — each city and
town has its special market day —
processions of Indians trudge along
Guatemala’s roller-coaster roads. The
men pack fantastic loads on their backs
and carry them equally fantastic dis-
tances. Even children over six years of
age are burdened. The women, however,
carry produce on their heads because a
baby is invariably slung on their backs.

One of the most lavishly colorful
market days is that of Chichicasta-
nango, a highland village whose work-
a-day life is a compelling spectacle
of colorful customs and _ gorgeous
costumes.

The color and calm commotion of
Chichicastenango capture and_ strain
your senses. Indians by the hundreds,
dressed like fairy tale characters, fill
the narrow, cobblestone streets that
meander up and down between small,
white highland colonial houses roofed
with red tiles.

From every side of the village the
people converge on the main square
where the market is held, It is a quietly
seething mass of humanity — a flaming



Guatemala’s beautiful Lake Atitlan is surrounded by towering
volcanoes - such as San Pedro above. The lake is one of the most

scenic in the world.

splash of scarlet and gold, sapphire
blue and jet black, against a back-
ground of two chalk-white churches
veiled in a midst of incense.

For market day is the time the In-
dians sell their wares, visit with their
friends, and worship numerous gods.

Santo Tomas

On the 18 steep steps that lead to the
entrance of Santo Tomas, larger and
more popular of the two churches, the
Indians chant prayers to pagan deities
and swing small bowls containing burn-
ing copal. Others, having prayed, sit
and chat in amiable groups among the
worshipers.

Each of the 18 steps represents one
month in the Mayan calendar year, and
for each month there is a god to whom
the Indians pay honor. No white person
is allowed on the steps, so they enter
the church through a side door.

Inside it is dark and hazy with the
smoke of incense. It is also starkly bare
except for an exquisite solid silver altar,
a few faded images, and a handful of
pews occupied by tourists.

From the altar to the door, in one
straight line, Indians stand, kneel, or
sit cross-legged on the stone floor be-
fore an almost continuous row of burn-
ing candles. and flower petals.

If they pray for children or love,
they strew pink petals on the floor. If
it’s business, marriage, or health, white
flowers are used. For the departed,
they offer yellow blossoms and cypress
nettles.

Late in the afternoon, when they
have sold their pottery, blankets, fruits,
vegetables, chickens, and pigs, the In-
dians get their hair cut at small street-
side stands or indulge in a few drinks
of aguardiente (firewater).

Then, as the sun sets across the pine-
clad ridges, the Indians, heavily laden
with new goods, quietly trudge up the
twisting mountain trails and Chichica-
stanango becomes an empty stage.

Market day in Chichicastanango is
over, but is has been one of the most
lavishly colorful extravaganzas one can
hope to see anywhere.

Another point of interest to the
tourist is in Uaxactun, in northern
Guatemala, where there are famous

Mayan ruins. They are partially sur-
rounded by logwood swamps and by
thick jungles whose luxuriant foliage

Continued on page 5






ARUBA ESSO NEWS MARCH 3, 1950
I 3, 195)

PICTURE
PARADE

Fire damage to the interior of the Band Box Dry Cleaners

in San Nicolas is shown by this picture taken from the

courtyard in the rear of the building. Places damaged or

destroyed by the February 10 fire were the Band Box,

Abma’s Store, Aruba Trading Annex, El Liberator, Aruba

House of Art, De Vries’ Bar, Maritime Bar, and the
Target Bar.

A novel method of advertising bingo at the Esso Club was
employed last month when these Lago Colony boys and
their bicycles were pressed into service (above). With
large cardboard signs on their backs, the boys rode
through the Colony single-file, spelling out ”Bingo Tonite.”

The stunning white satin ball gown which RKO star Jane
Russell wears above is called "Command Performance
The designer of the gown, taking her cue from a Med
é ares i used yards of Duchesse satin in the skirt, while
Un metodo nobo pa haci propaganda pa wega di bingo na pless bodice has a _ beautiful hand-embroidered
Esso Club a worde poni na uso luna pasa, ora cu e mucha-
hombernan aki a pasa rond den Colony, cargando letrero-
nan riba nan lomba.

is added for flattery. Miss Russell, who was catapulted
to fame in ”The Outlaw”, is famed for her dramatic roles.

Aki riba nos ta mira destruccion di Band Box Dry Cleaners
na San Nicolas, causd pa e candela di 10 di Februari.

Benes t~
= eee

Cubs in the Lago Colony celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Scout movement

by holding their second annual father-son banquet on February 9 (above). The

dinner was held at the main lounge of the Esso Club. Speakers for the evening

included Cubmaster John Opdyke, Lewis Swallow, scoutmaster of the Colony Troop,

and Paul Hollyfield; Mr. Hollyfield represented the American Legion, which sponsors
the scouting moyement in the Colony.

Members of the Conjunto Rio Rita, one of the most popular musical groups on the

island, are seen above. Standing, from left to right, are V. Philip, W. Broadbelt,

N. Yearwood, B. Ras, C. Priest, C. Benardo, G. Alfonso, R. Crose, and N. Broadbelt.
Sitting are Y. Plight, C. Cruz, and G. Tromp; not shown in C. Hicks.

Aki riba nos ta mira miembronan di Conhunto Rio Rita, un di e gruponan musical

di mas popular di Aruba. Welpnan di Lago Colony a celebra di 40 aniversario di Padvinderij cu un comemento
(Photo by Reynold Jack.)

pa ’Tata y Jioe” na Esso Club.

Apprentice Scholarship Winners Enjoy Classwork and Social Life at Allentown

Credit for rescuing a man from the waters
of the San Nicolas harbor goes to Provence
Vicente (above), a launch helper assigned
to th» Shipyard Workboat. While on the
launch he saw a man floating in the middle
of the harbor; when the man made no
effort to grab the lifebuoys tossed at him,
Mr. Vicente dove into the water, grasped
him under the arms, and kept him afloat

Raportnan excelente cu ta bini foi Merea ta proba cu Dominico
until the launch came aside and they were

That Dominico Britten and Francisco Dijkhoff are making the
Britten y Francisco Dijkhoff ta probechando nan anja di estudio

most of their year’s study in the States is shown by the excellent

reports on their schoolwork which have come back to Aruba.
That they’re not neglecting the social and recreational side of
life is shown in the above pictures. At left, the two boys play
basketball on the high school court; at right, they chat with
friends on a Saturday night at the YMCA coke bar. Since last
September, the two lads have been in Allentown, Pa. on scholar-
ships given to the two outstanding apprentice graduates,

aya. E portretnan aki ta mustra cu nan ta tuma parti na activi-

dadnan social y di recreo tambe. Na banda robez, e hobennan

ta hunga basketbal na nan school; na banda drechi, nan ta com-

bersa cu nan amigonan nobo un Diasabra nochi na un bar di

Coea-cola. E muchahombernan ta bai school na Allentown, siendo

ganadornan di e anja di estudio cu Compania a ofrece na e dos
mihor graduadonan di programa di aprendiz.

pulled aboard. As the launch started back

to the dock, Mr. cente gave the man

artificial respiration; by the time they

arrived at the launch dock, the man had

recovered and needed no further aid. Mr.

Vicente has worked for the Company
since August 1947,


MARCH 3, 1950

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



from

Officers



The Dutch cruiser, Jacob yan Heemskerk,

at Aruba on the weekend of February 18, is shown above

in Oranjestad harbor. On February 19 the officers from

the ship were entertained at the Aruba Flying Club
Air Show and barbecue.

E cruzero Holandes, Jacob van Heemskerk, a pasa

weekend di 18 di Februari na Aruba, anera na haaf di

Oranjestad. Dia 19 di Februari, oficialnan

donan na un demonstracion aéreo y un picnic di Aruba
Flying Club na De Vuijst field.

TOURISM Cont. from page 1
year ’round climate, hospitable people,
scenic beauty, healthful conditions, and
a beach second to none in the Carib-

bean. Aruba’s location is also an asset,



with excellent transportation facilities
to the island.

Although Mr. Bartels sees Aruba
getting much tourist business from

people in the Caracas and Maracaibo
areas, he pointed out that it would also
attract persons from the United States
and Canada. As far as Canada is from
Trinidad, he said, that island still at-
tracted over a thousand Canadians in
1948, and closer to 3000 were expected
there in 1949. And this was despite
Trinidad’s 15 per cent luxury tax.

Mr. Bartels spoke of the tourist
industries developed in other Caribbean
islands. Haiti, for instance, attaches
such importance to it that it has a
minister for tourism.

In speaking of the tourist business in
general, Mr. Bartels quoted at length
from an article in the New York Times.
A survey made by that paper in 1948
showed that from 1929 to 1939 Ameri-
can tour spent $8,000,000,000.

Bermuda’s revenue from tourism in
1948 amounted to $15,000,000, with
49,051 people visiting the island. Of the
total sum they spent there, $6,000,000
went for various articles that they
bought, $6,800,000 for hotel accomo-
dations, $1,200,000 for sightseeing and
entertainment, and $1,000,000 for miscel
leanous expenses. Yet Bermuda, Mr.
Bartels pointed out, is only about one-
fourth the size of Aruba.

To build up tourism here, Mr.
Bartels emphasized, it was necessary
that Aruba have a modern hotel with
all the facilities needed by an inter-
national seaside resort.

A tourist industry in Aruba, he said,











"Jacob van Heemskerk” are entertained at

which arrived

tabata invita-



NEW ARRIVALS





and Mrs.
























a, to Mr.
Conrad Te
A son, Faustin Hyppolitte, to Mr. and Mrs.
Sylvain Brooks, February
A daughter a, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cornelio Eusenia, y 16. é
A son, Bernaldo, to Mr. and Mrs. Antonio
Boekhoudt, February 16.
A son, Errol Valentine, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Thomas, February 16.
A daughter, Lucita Amalia, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ange James, February 17.
A son, Enrick Ephesus, to Mr. and Mrs. John
Warner, February 18.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Allan Serrant,
r. and Mrs. Augustine Williams,

tzpatrick, to Mr. and Mrs.
leuteria, to Mr. and Mrs.
y 20.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Felis Bikker, Feb. 21.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Henrique Boye,
February 21.

A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Dominico Croes,
February 22.

Ricardo Van Blarcum, of the Stewards’

Department, and Mrs. Van Blarcum
planned to leave March 2 for Santa
where they will spend two

Domingo

r of their long vacation. From
re they will go to Haiti to see the
World Exposition which will be in pro-
gress. Mr. and Mrs. Van Blarcum will
go by air, visiting the Windward Islands
on their return trip, Trinidad being their
last stop before heading for Aruba.







would allow the Netherlands to export
more merchandise to Aruba for sale
here. It would also benefit other
neighboring Dutch islands by attracting
people to this area.

Mr. Bartels stressed that the develop-
ment of tourism here would, however,
require the cooperation and efforts of
all concerned.



one of the evening’s big hits. From
Vi Hobbs,



Alice Constance, Pat Greene,

Chorus line at the Lago Colony Women’s Club Dance and Floorshow February 18

left to right, the girls with the lovely legs
Rose LaFevre, Mary K. Schutts, Ro-

selind Buck, Andy Pannevis, Elizabeth Stengel, Helen Roney, and Doris Gibbs. Other
eatures of the floor show included a men’s chorus line, comedy songs, and special

dance

routines.

After the Air Show flying club members gave rides to

enthusiastic officers. The men give their fellow officer a

briefing before he takes off to see Aruba from the air.

Some of the men were pilots during the war; for others
flying was a new thrill.

Despues di e demonstracion aéreo, miembronan di Aruba

Flying Club a duna e oficialnan di Jacob van Heemskerk

"cabei-boto” den e aeroplanonan.

nan tabata piloto durante di guerra; pa otronan bulamrnto
tabata un experiencia nobo.

Algun di e oficialnan

Air Show and barbecue



The afternoon was topped off by a barbecue for members

and their guests. Nick Schindeler, TSD, serves food to

guests including Acting Lt. Gov., H. A. Hessling, left, and

J. Wervers, center, Executive Office. A cocktail party was
given later on the cruiser by the officers.

Despues cu tur demonstracionnan y bulamento a caba, un

picnic a sigui pa miembronan di Flying Club y invitado-

nan. Nick Schindeler di T.S.D. ta sirbi invitadonan, in-

cluyendo H. A. Hessling (na banda robez) y J. Wervers
di Executive Office (mei-mei).



Shown above is a 75.000-kilowatt generating unit at No. 2 Powerhouse which is open
for inspection by a group of employees under the direction of Ernest Ball, Interna-
tional General Electric representative. To the right is the armature of the generator,
and in the foreground is part of the steam turbine. Mr. Ball will spend six or seven

months in Aruba ins



ecting the various GE units in the refinery. In the yroup above

are C. Jacob and C. Hughes, kneeling; standing from the left are A. Casali,
J. Warren, R. Milan, H. Nixon, E. Maduro, R. Vanderlinden, Mr. Ball (behina

Mr. Vanderlinden), G. Holsman, and A. Briezen.

Scholarship Winners See
Snow; Get High Grades

Another new experience occurred re-
cently for Dominico Britten and Fran-
cisco Dijkhoff when the two apprentice
scholarship winners saw their first rea!
snow in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pho-
tographs they took on the occasion will
serve as another permanent reminder of
the year they’re spending in the States.

The boys recently received their
report cards for their second nine weeks
of study. Both are maintaining their
excellent scholastic records, with grades
averaging 87 and 89.

A recent cold wave sent the temps-
rature down to six degrees above zero.
Although the temperature sometimes
varies as much as 20 degrees in 12
hours, the boys can always tell when it
is real cold because then "our ears are
nearly freezing”.

Both Francisco
their regards to all
Aruba.

and Dominico send
their friends in

GUATEMALA

swarms with howling monkeys and
green parrots. Only habitations are the
rude camps of chicle gatherers and
timber cutters.

Besides these and other ruins in the
north, there are the beautiful Maya
ruins of Quirig situated in the valley
of the Motagua river 60 miles south of
Puerto Barrios on Guatemala’s Atlantic
coast. About 140 miles from Guatemala

from page 3



Annuitant Send Thanks

A recent letter from Annuitant Charles
Joseph in Trinidad wishes his friends
here a Happy New Year and thanks
them for the presents he received from
Aruba.

"Even though I’m not in Aruba,” Mr,
Joseph says, "'the Lago does remember
me.”

"While doing my shopping Christmas
week,” he continues, "I met a school-
mate of mine. After we had greeted
each other, he said to me, ‘Joe, where
are you working?’ I answered, ’Work-
ing? I am too old to be working; the
Lago is supporting me.’ He shook his
head at me as though I was speaking
nonsense. So today I must thank the
Lago.”

Mr. Joseph ended his letter with a
request for one of the Company’s 1950
calendars. Since all annuitants are on
the mailing list to receive the calendar,
as well as other Company publications,
it had already been dispatched to him
before his letter was received.

Mr. Joseph first went to work for
Lago in March 1928, and was a patrol-
man A in the Lago Police Department
at the time of his retirement just over
a year ago. His present address is No.74
Eighth Street, Barataria, Trinidad,
B.W.I.

City, the ruins consist of temples and
monoliths covered with inscriptions of
the Maya chronology. The old Maya
empire flourished in what is today
Guatemala during the first 1000 years
of the Christian era.
Empleado Pensiona
Ta Gradicido na Lago

Den un carta di Charles Joseph, un
empleado pensiona di Trinidad, e ta
manda desea su amigonan un Feliz Anja
y e ta manda gradici pa tur e regalonan
cu el a ricibi.

"Maske mi no ta na Aruba mas,”
Sr. Joseph ta skirbi, "Lago no ta lwbida
mi.”

"Banda di tempo di Pascu mi tabata
haciendo compras,” e ta sigui, "y un
amigo di school a topa cu mi. Despues
cu nos a cuminda otro el a puntra mi
unda mi ta traha. Mi a _ contesteé:
’Traha? Mi ta mucho bieuw pa traha;
Lago ta mantene mi awor.’ Y e amigo
a sacudi su cabez, manera cu ta coi
loco mi tabata papia. Pero ami si sa cu
awe mi tin di gradici Lago.”

Sr. Joseph a termina su carta, pidien-
do un kalender di Lago di 1950. Siendo
cu tur empleadonan pensiona ta riba
lista pa ricibi e kalender y corantnan
di Compania, Sr. Joseph su kalender
tabata na caminda ora cu el a skirbi e
carta.

Sr. Joseph a cuminza traha pa Lago
na Maart di 1928 y e tabata un patrol-
man A den Lago Police Department
tempo cu el a tuma su retiro algo mas
cu un anja pasa. Su adres ta: No. 74
Eighth Street, Barataria, Trinidad,
B.W.I.

Soccer competition for students in the
Training Di on winds up with F. M.
Scott presenting a trophy to N. Jacobs, left,
captain of the winning B team. N. Tromp,
captain of the A team which won the series,
also received a trophy. The competition was
held between eight teams of the 1949
students and lasted three weeks.

Competitie di voetbal entre estudiantenan
di Training Division a termina cu presen-
tacion di copa; aki nos ta mira F. M. Scott
di Training Division entregando e copa na
N. Jacobs, captain di e A team victorioso;
N. Tromp, captain di e B team cu a gana
tambe a ricibi un copa. E competitie tabata
entre ocho team diferente di estudiantenan
di 1949, y el a dura tres siman.

Don't Waste Water

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

As part of the 40th anniversary of
Scouts from the Lago Colony

refinery. Above a group of them,

observance
troop went
with
Swallow at right, pause in the Machine Shop to see D. Van Der
Linden of EIG test the strength of a sample of concrete.

Week,
of the
Lewis

Scout
on a_ tour
Scoutmaster



Dodgers Win Lago Sport Park Baseball Tourney;
Prizes Awarded to League’s Outstanding Players

The Lago Sport Park baseball league ended February 5 with the Dodgers
beating Baby Ruth for the championship, and with prizes being awarded to the

season’s outstanding players.

The Dodgers won the presentation game by a score of 1—0, thus edging out

Baby
Manager B. Hoftijzer allowed only four
hits while striking out ten batters.

Final standings in the league were as
follows:

Av.

833
666
600
600
-200

Team Won
Dodgers 5
Baby Ruth

Braves

San Lucas

Giants

Lost

B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers, was the season’s
leading pitcher with three wins and no
losses. Leading batter was F. Gibbs,

, Ruth, with a .533 average. Four
players tied for the number of bases
stolen during the season’s play; each
stole seven. They were C. Bryson, San

J. Arrindell, Baby Ruth; S. Reid,

s, and R. Hodge, Baby Ruth. Lots
were drawn by the four, and the award
for top base-stealer went to J. Arrindel!.
Three men, with one home run each,
tied also in that department. They were
B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers; N. Arrindell,
Braves; and H. Hughes, Baby Ruth.

The ten leading batters in the season
play: F. Gibbs, Baby Ruth, .533; T. Ras,
Giants, .500; B. Hoftijzer, Dodgers,
.461; F. Richards, Baby Ruth, .444;
R. Oduber, Braves, .360; J. Patterson,
Baby Ruth, .333; C. Bryson, San Lucas,
.385; S. Reid, Braves, .333; A. Veloz,
Dodgers, 300; J. Perez, Dodgers, .300.

Each member of the champion Dod-
gers and of the runner-up Baby Ruth
team received an award. The prizes were
considered to be the most beautiful ever
awarded baseball players here. They
were presented by Marine Manager
J. Andreae, with Robert Martin acting
as master of ceremonies for the occa-
sion. E. J. Huckleman, chairman of the
Lago Sport Park Recreation Committee,

R. C. Oduber, center, of the Harbor Operations Division, Marine Department, is
presented with a gift by his fellow workers. Max Vries, left, makes the presentation.

Mr. Oduber

married Miss

Anna Guzman on February 9.

tuth in the league standings by one game. Pitching for the Dodgers,

The 1950
petition got

Lago Sp Park Cricket Com-
under (left) with Public
Relations Director B. Teagle (right) bowl-
ing out A. Spencer of the Baden Powell
A team. It proved to be an ill omen for
Baden Powell, since the club went ahead
to lose its opening match to St. Vincent
A. From the left, are C. Matthews, Sonny
Rohoman, E. J. Huckleman (chairman of
the Lago Sport Park Recreation Commit-
tee), C. A. Thompson, and Mr. Teagle.

also assisted in the distribution of the
prizes.

The committee responsible for hand-
ling the competition included A. Dennie,
W. Van Heyningen, H. M. Nassy, and
R. E. A. Martin. Umpires officiating
were from the Umpires Association and
included C. Van Putten, C. MacDonald,
M. Croes, W. Lesher, L. Pantophlet, W.
Van Heyningen, W. Arrindell, S. Smith,
and W. Dowers.

Workers at TSD Lab 1 present

16th
in

The wedding was held on the

Basilio Petrochi with
marriage to Marianita Lacle. Mr. Petrochi, left, is co

MARCH 3, 1950

Colony Cubs and Scouts ended their trip through the refinery Fe-
bruary 11 with a snow fight in the Cold Storage Plant (above).
Almost a hundred boys went on the tri
where they had a first-hand view of various refinery operations.
Scout week lasted from February 5 through the 11th.

p through the plant,

Six Colony Honor Scouts
Observe Police Methods

As a special feature of the Lago
Colony Boy Scouts’ celebration of Scout
Week, six honor Scouts vent a day
with six members of Lago’s Manage-
ment, going with them on their work
through the refinery. A highlight of the
trip on February 10 was the hour the
six boys spent at the Lago Police De-
partment, where they had a chance to
observe police methods.

The boys were dropped at the LPD
office by the six men with whom they
were spending the day. After welcom-
ing them in his office, Chief G. B. Brook
gave them a short talk on police work
in general. Chief Constable B. Boonstra
of the Lago Brigade (Government
Police) spoke to the boys on traffic
matters and the investigation of traffic
accidents.

Sub-Inspector S. Dirkmaat, of the
Detective Division in San Nicolas, talk-
to the on the
coming under his jurisdiction. Lt. J.
Seymour, of the LPD, spoke on fins
prints their and showed
boys how to take them.

ed Scouts police work

4

and use, the

Tour Department

Capt. K. A. Hoglund, LPD, took the
group on a tour of the Police Depart-
ment, including the armory.

Throughout the program, the six boys
asked many questions of the various
police officials who spoke to them.

Following their tour of the LPD, the
boys were driven to their by
Capt. Hoglund and Lt. Seymour.

The six Scouts, and the men with
whom each spent the day, were Don
Cahill, with Process Superintendent
D. L. Hussey; Sam Evans, with General
Superintendent F. E. Griffin; Dominic
Macrini, with Technical Superintendent
J. M. Whiteley; Dick Greene, with
Marine Manager J. Andr Jack
Wiley, with General Manager O. Mingus;
and John Dascanio, with Mechanical
Superintendent H. Chippendale.

homes

Ae;

a silver set in honor of his
ulated by R. Ebbets, right.

February Santa Filomena Church

santa Cruz.





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