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Aruba Esso news
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VOL. 12 No. 15



PUBLISHED BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.

August Fair To Aid Orphans

Lago Club to Mark

Tenth Anniversary

Dances, Football, Softball
and Concert Are Planned

A "Gran Fiesta” celebration will
mark the 10th anniversary of the
Lago Club during this weekend, July
21 and 22. Activities are being
planned, from s s to dancing, to
symbolize the ten full years since
1941 during which the Club has ¢
tributed to the recreational, soc
and cultural life of the community.

Saturday at 9 p.m. a dance will
start the festivities with music being
supplied by the Caribbean Boy
ission will be f for
ciate members, and card holder

Sports will begin on Sunday
morning at 10 when four teams will
compete in a _ knock-out softball
series. At 2:30 an all-girls softball
match will attract plenty of attention.

Football fans will see what pro-
mises to be an exciting match be-

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Presentation of the 1950 Capital awa
July 6 in the Main Office Conference room. Pre:
J. J. Horigan, above, congratulates Herman Huising for

his idea which won the first award

idea has earned him a total of Fis. 4000.

Presentacion di premionan capital di

a tuma lugar dia 6 di Juli na Main Office. Presidente
J. J. Horigan, aki riba, ta felicitad Herman Huising pa

su idea cu a gana e promé premio ca





A fair — to be held in August —
will raise funds for the establish-
ment of an orphans’ home in Aruba
The fair will be held on three week-
ends in August: August 10-11-12;
August 17-18-19; August 24-
orphans’home_ project was
begun by the ladies association,
"Unitas”, and committees have been
set up to carry on work in connection
with the fi Plans are being worked
out to present one of the most sen-
sational fairs ever seen in Aruba. As
a special feature
ious tents re enting different
groups of nationalities that live in
Aruba, thus giving the fair an inter-
national atmosphere.

A committee has en organized
to collect the necessary funds and
make other arrangements in connect-
ion with the fair. Members of that
group are Mrs. Angela Pieter pre-
sident; Jose P. (Zepp) Oduber, vice-
president; Jorge de Castro, vice-pre-
sident; Enrique Arrieta Lara, first
reta Roberto Lopez Henrizuez,
etary; J. Jacobo Lacle,

; Theo Hese, second treasur-





















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treasure

er.
Commissioners will include three
members of Un , and Mrs. Fede-
rica Arends, Mrs. Elizabeth Henrichs-
(Turn to Page 3, Column 3)





~

rds took place on
ident



of Fils. 1000. His

there will be var- |



single idea to Fls. 1700. Samuel Joseph, who has left |
the Company, and Walter G. Byer, on vacation, were |

An Historic Occasion

This unusual panoramic view records an historic occasion in Aruba — meet-
ing of the first Island Council on July 2. Council members were sworn in

LTD. 1951

Eight Candidates Up
For Election to Esso
Heights Committee

Election of members to the Esso
Heights Advisory Committee will
take place on Monday and Tuesday,
July 23 and 24. Eight candidates have
been nominated — none were nomi-
nated by petition — and four will be
elected.

Normally, members will be elected







for terms. In this first
election, however, the two candidates |
receiving the highest number of votes
will get tw ar terms; the other



two will serve one-year terms
Purpose of the Esso Heights Ad-

visory Committee is to advise and

consult with the Company on resi-
problems in connection with

tion of the Esso Heights Quar-

ers and Dining Hall.

The eight candidates are:





Joseph Hinkson, apprentice clerk
B. M&C Administration, 3 years 9
months service.

Adolphus Latham, truck helper
TSD Lab, 8 ye 2 months servi

Frederick K. Wiltshire, yardman —
special, Yard Department, 3 years 6
months servi












A. George, Janitor, M&C
i : rs 9 months ser-

(Turn to Page 3, Column 1)



Second Capital award went to Vincent Burgos, Drydock.
His award of Fls. 600 boosted his total winnings for al

not present to receive the third and fourth awards. |

Coin Your Ideas

pital di Fls. 1000.

Segundo premio capital di Fls. 600 di Coin Your Ideas| Trude ta
tabata suerte di Vincent Burgos di Drydock. Samuel | plet:
Joseph, kende a kita foi Compania, y Walter G. Byer no
tabata presente pa ricibi tercer y cuarta premionan.| costo di bida. |

jesun di

by Aruba’s Acting Lt. Gov. F. A. Jas;

also present for the occasion were

NWI Governor A. A. M. Struycken, other Government officials, and pro-
minent island residents. Ceremonies were held at the new Island Council
Building on John G. Emanstraat in Oranjestad.

E vista panoramica aki ta registra un momento historico den bida di Aruba
— e prome reunion di e prome Ejiland Raad, cual a tuma luga dia 2 di Juli.

E miembronan di Eilandraad ta duna

nan huramento den man di Gezag-

hebber interino F. A. Jas; tambe presente tabata e Gobernador di Antillas

Neerlandes A. A. M. Struycken, varios oficialnan di Gobierno y cuidadono-

nan prominente di e isla. Ceremonianan a tuma luga na e edificio nobo

cu lo worde ocupa door di Eiland Raad, situa den John G. Emanstraat,
Oranjestad.

Feria pa Colecta
Fondo pa Weeshuis

Un feria cu lo tuma lugar na Au-
gustus lo colecta placa pa establece
un asilo pa huerfano (weeshuis) aki
na Aruba. E feria lo dura dos week-
end.

E idea famoso a bini di e asocia-
cion di damas Unitas” y comiténan
a worde forma en coneccion cu e fe-
ria. Tur plannan ta pa haci e feria
mas sensacional cu Aruba
a yega di mira. Algo especial lo ta
tentnan representando gruponan di
diferente nacionalidadnan cu tin na
Aruba, pa asina duna e feria un aire
internacional. Un comité a worde for-
ma colecta fondonan necesario y
pa haci otro preparacionnan pa e fe-
ria. Miembronan di e grupo ta Sra.
Angela Pietersz-Presidente, Jose P.
(Zepp) Oduber-Vice Presidente, Jor-
ge de Castro-VicePresidente, Enrique
Arieta Lara-ler secretario, Roberto
Lopez Henriquez-2do secretario, Ja-
cobo Lacle, y Theo Hese, tesoreros.

(Continud na pagina 3)













All S&R Employees Get
New Cost of Living Bonus

In a special meeting with the Lago
Employee Council on July 16, Mana-
gement announced figures in the
latest cost of living survey. The new
bonus becomes effective August 1 and

will continue for the next three
months.
The new bonus is 9.26 per cent,

compared to the previous cost of liv-
ing bonus of 7.63 per cent. The new
bonus 6 per cent of regular and
overtime earnings and acting or
temporary allowances.

When this latest survey was made,
the cost of living study now being
carried on by Technical Consultant
Laurence DeTrude had not been
completed. As a result, the new figure
of 9.26 per cent is based on the old
cost of living system.









Bonus pa Costo di Bida

Den un reunion especial cu Lago
Employee Council dia 16 di Juli, Di- |
rectiva a anuncia resultadonan di e
ultimo costo di bida. E bonus nobo ta
drenta na rigor dia 1 di Augustus y
lo continua pa e siguiente tres luna-
nan.

E bonus nobo ta 9.26 por ciento,
mientras cu esun anterior tabata
7.63 por ciento. E bonus nobo ta 9.26
por ciento di ganamento regular of di
overtime y di cualkier ganamento
extra sea temporario of interino.

Ora cu e ultimo resumen a worde
haci, e estudio di costo di bida cu
e Consehero Técnico Laurence De- |
haciendo no tabata com- |
pa es motibo e por ciento nobo |
5) ta basa riba e sistema bieuw di







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Promotions Go to 7
In Technical Service,
Mechanical, Medical



Cerilio Maduro Roman Croes



Howard R. Preston

Edgar J. Hillstead

Promotions recently went to seven
four in the Technical Ser-
tment, two in Medical, and
one in the Mechanical Department.

Named to new positions in TSD
were Ferdinand G. Frey, James E.
Wanamaker, Cerilio Maduro, and Ro-
man Croes.

Mr. Frey was named group head
A — Metals Inspection in the Equip-
ment Inspection Group, replacing



| Carl E. Rogers, resigned. Mr. Frey’s

Lago service goes back to October
1946, when he joined EIG as an
equipment inspector A. Last January,
he was transferred to the Mechanical
De tment as an assistant zone su-
pervisor.

Mr. Wanamaker was named to the
position of group head B — EIG zone



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2 ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Aruba Esso NEWS

PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER FRIDAY AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS
WEST INDIES, BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Printed by the Curacaosche Courant, Curacao, N.W.1.





Aruba Chess Players
To Match Wits With

South American Master

Playa Lo Haya
Stadium Pronto

Ofertanan lo worde accepta dia 30
di Juli pa construccion di un stadium
na Oranjestad; segun plannan e pro-
yecto lo keda completa na Mei di
anja 1952. E stadium nobo lo inclui
tereno actual di Wilhelmina Sport
Park y tambe mas tereno p’abao y
aden fora at on os oe fe international chess tournament held

Lo tin un tribuna di tres seccion; | 1)" New York. The American player
e parti di mei-mei ta tuma 48 hende, ReeBeYS won this tournament, and
y lo worde reserva pa oficialnan y pea Dr roast P eneine patch
invi 2 ecial. E dos seccion- _)°" erecta : Be
Ey ateaia eis See ea place, only half a point behind the

Rae Ee Rg RAEI a winner.
eada un. Cuartonan di troca pana y We RE ee ena es ;
banonan lo worde instala bao di e )-°*~ dorf is especially skillful : at

ibuna y lo tin un cuarto di confe- playing simultaneous games. In 1947
a ance dje. Lo tin lugar di para he set a world record by playing 45
pa 8000 he a 'y lo tin tres lugar di| #â„¢es simultaneously while _blind-
a di ee 5 ‘ a folded; he won drew four, and
“Det oe nid e stadium a worde lost two. In 1950 at Sao Paulo, he
d Sue nies nbronan di Asociacion di | S¢t,another world record when he won
Prensa di Aruba dia 11 di Juli, Bs-|226 out of 250 games played simu-
aan presente pa duna tur earamnacion taneously, drew 15, and lost nine, for
tabata A. v.d. Berg, hefe di Openbare * Yee of seeeine cent.
Werken y su asistente Sr. Schuit;) V3) oe 1s Aan ed to p one
F. de P. Wever, representando e Or- | 8TOUP of simultaneous 2

s in
ganizacion pa Construccion di un Aruba, and two in Curacao. Arrange- Sees 100 Years of Aruba

; A tee . q; ments for his matches here are being
ear aees: ee Coasiiied by the Oranjestad Chess
Sr. Wever a bisa cu Wilhelmina | Club.
Sport Park a worde dedica na anja
1933, y cu poco tempo despues el a
proba di ta inadecuado. Plannan pa

The great South American chess
master, Mendel M. Najdorf, will be
in Aruba late this month to pit his
skill ainst that of island chess
players. He is expected to be here
sometime between July 25 and 30,

Najdorf recently took part in the















Four generations are represented in this picture of Ana Setronilia Giel

together with her descendants. From left to right are her daughter Paulina

Lacle, her great-granddaughter Tomasita Webb, and her granddaughter
Tomasa Webb.





E portret aki ta representa cuater generacion. Nan ta Ana Setronilia Giel
di cien anja hunto cu su descendientenan. Di robez pa drechi su jioe Paulina
Lacle, su bisa-nieto Tomasita Webb, y su nieto Tomasa Webb.



The oldest living Aruban in Mrs. Of her fourteen children, only three
Ana Setronilia Giel who celebrated|have been able to survive their
her 100th birthday two weeks ago. | mother to this date. Her eldest child

How long a time is 100 rs? Secundina will be 80 in another
Let’s go back a century to 1851. On couple of years; a Melecio, is








Girls Basketball League











renobé y hacié mas grandi a worde June 22 the San Francisco Fire/in his sixti Ma with
discuti, pero pets stroba. Na Official Schedule destroyed 2500 buildings. During that her daughter Paulina and her
1948 Aruba Voetbal Vond a nombra year London held its first interna-| granddaughter Tomasa Webb, who
un comité pa desaroya plannan pa i aS tional exposition. And on June 24 take turns caring for her. Paulina’s
eonstrui un stadium moderno. E anja July 20 - at Caribe something new was added to the | sons, Johan and Servasio Lacle are
siguiente un Organizacion pa Con- Caribe vs. Julianaschool | population of Noord; a baby girl, who | Lago employees.

struccion di un Stadium na Aruba a Sparta vs. Victoria was med Ana _ Setronilia A highlight in her life, although



Doctors or nu
modern hygenic fa

wi



sant connection, was
1cao by schooner (the

with an unple
a voyage to Cu





worde estableci.
Costo di e stadium ta calcula na

July 27 - at R.C.A.
Julianaschool

not present;
s were un-



vs. Sparta


























Fls. 200,000. Gobierno a duna subsi- | Victoria EMA Toa known, yet this girl grew up strong only time she has left Aruba). Ma
die, y placa di un loteria y un feria ae oe and healthy, bore 14 children, and | Nanie was walking home after a visit
tambe lo bai pa cubri gastonan di e August 3 - at Caribe now has 124 living descendants. when two men who had had some
proyecto. Antillana vs. Julianaschool When Ana was eight rs old, oil disagreement decided to settle
E stadium a worde planed pa Aruba Sparta . Caribe gushed out | of the f: petroleum | ters out in the cunucu. Ma Nanie was
Bouw Maatschappij iccion August 10 - at R.C.A. well in Titusville, Pa. _ She Was ¢ ness to the fight and the mur-
lo tuma lugar bao di di Garihe Sentilles married by the time the Suez Canal der, for one of the men was left
Senjores v.d. Berg, Schuit, y Smit, tur Saianacelonl aa, athens Was opened. + : with a knife in his back. She
di Openbare Werken. eee ae Ana’s husband, Willem Giel, lived) summoned to testify in Curacao
August 17 - at Caribe in Noord and worked in the phosphate | There had to climb "The ir-
ens * Caribe vs. Victoria mines at Colorado Point. She recalls case of , the local name for the
William Methven Dies Sparta ys. Antillana that he earned 50 cents a day. Living Courthouse.
August 24 - at Caribe in Noord and working at the Point Looking back over 100 years of an
William Methven, chief engineer was not convenient when donkeys | active life, Ma Nanie recalls that she





Soo the only means of transportat- | had to visit a doctor only once during



on the tug Delaplaine, died July 10


































while on furlough in England. He was ion, and we luxury at that. When the century. And now, with a good
58 years old. he could, Senor Giel would hire a appetite and a sense of humor, she
Mr. Methven came to Aruba in ° donkey to go to his work; at other looks forward to more years with her
1931, and most of his service been 10th Anniversary times he walked 15 miles or so to many descendants.
on the Delaplaine. He is survived by (Continued from Page 1) | et to the job.
his widow and three daughters. ”’Ma Nanie”, as she is generally
tween the Bachelors and the Bene- known, survived her husband ny Ex-Lagoite Completes
dicts at 4:30. All of these events 45 years. On the day of her 100th .
Promotions Go to 7 will be at the Lago Club sport field. | birthdz Mass was said for her 2>Year Boston Schooling
The Lago Community Concert Band at St. An s Church in Noord in the
(Continued from Page 1) will play starting at 6:45 and the morning, and during the day her
Dixielanders will prov music for) three children, and most of her 4



UI (Light Ends Plants & Miscellan-
eus). His Lago service started in
December 1949 as an equipment in-
spector A in EIG.

Mr. Maduro was promoted to group
head C (shift leader) in the TSD)
Laboratory No. 1 (Oil Inspection
Lab). His Company service started in
April 1929 as a sample boy in the
Lab; until his promotion, he was
senior knock tester in Lab 1.

Mr. Croes succeeded Mr. Maduro as
senior knock tester in Laboratory
No. 1. His service started in Novem-
ber 1932 as a messenger boy in the
Marine Office. He transferred to the
Lab in August 1935, and before hi
recent promotion was a knock tester

In the Medical Department, Dr
Rupert C. Burtan promoted to
the position of physician — Dispen-
sary; and Howard R. Preston was
named to the new position of nurse
supervisor — Dispens; . Dr. Bur
tan’s service started in August 194
as assistant physician in the Marine
Dispensary. Mr. Preston came _ tc
Lago in December 1947 as a dispen

grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren,

In charge of the 10th anniversary and 34 great-great-grandchildren
program is the Lago Heights Ad- | came to the typical house at \
visory Committee under the chair-|dera to congratulate the mat
manship of Kelly Wong. wishing her many more happy years.

dancing at 8:30 Sunday evening.













Anne gets a bouquet on her arriva,
at Dakota.





Anne Arrindell, former Lagoite
and sister of J. J. Arrindell of Ca
talytic, returned to Aruba last mont
ifter three years of medical secretary
studies in the United . Follow
ng two years at Fisher School ir
Boston, during all of which she stay



















sary attendant in the Medical De d on the honor roll, she went o1
partment. ‘or an additional year at Bostor

In the Mechanical Department, Ed : Jniversity. Her studies as a special
gar J. Hillstead was appointed tech is. Ga ized medical otary included Ja-
nical supervisor in the Administration boratory cov nd actual training
and Technical he High point of the annual Fourth of July community barbecue sponsored by at the M chusetts Memorial

Group, replaces
L. G. Wannop, who was named zone
supervisor in Zone 3. Mr. Hillstead’s



Hospital, as well as broad cultura

the Lago Community Council was the drawing for the Legion Lottery. Birg- i
training.

itti Gregersen, blindfolded, draws the numbers, while M. D. Dieken, Ac-





Lago service began in March 1931 counting, announces the winners. Co-winners of the 1951 de Soto Sedan Among her greatest thrills was
as a second class helper in M&C. were Walter Radell and Peggy Hayes. Etta Williamson won the second her first snowstorm. She e 2
Until his new assignment, he was prize, a record player, and Garvis Roby won the third prize, a portable type- sightseeing in New York, 2
assistant general foreman in the In- writer. Speakers for the occasion were Acting Lt. Gov. F. A. Jas and_ well-ple; sed with Boston, but



strument Department. American Vice-Consul H. Reid Bird. it’s wonderful to be back.





July 20, 1951

SERVICE AWARDS



20-Year Buttons




Commissz
Aris Sonneveldt
Edgar Robertson
Gordon Forde
Lawrence Kydd
Benedicto Brissen
Simon Croes
Augus Kelly
Mansfield Hall
Bruno Ras
Russell John
Frederik Beaujon
Rafael Acher
Charles Hughes
George Baynes
Frederick Ritfield
Calito Angela
Alexander Simon
Gerardus Van Den Berg
James Newton

Process
Marine
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet





Pipe
Garage





Accounting
Shipyard
Powerho
Rec. & Ship.
Machinist



Lake Fleet

10-Year Buttons



Robert Klaiber Medical
Charles Fleming Yard
Bas o de Mey Instrument
Baldwin Baptiste Col. Maint.

Johan Jansen
Vicente Krozendijk
Samuel Games
Henry Lieveld

George Hillocks Utilities
Jacobo Maduro Laboratory
Fabiano Kelly Laboratory
Julio Croes LOF
Augustus McKenzie Utilities

Pablo Kock
Alvaro Gomes
Francis Camacho
Arthur Gouveia




John Cable Accounting
; Stuart Malmberg Accounting
Johnson Simon Lake Fleet
John Selix Lake Fleet
Felis Winklaar Lake Fleet
Bonivacio Boezem Lake Fleet
William Hazel Lake Fleet
Albertus Cicilia Lake Fleet
Charlles Berkel Lake Fleet

Francisco Thode
; Petrus Frans

Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet





Victor Nicolaas Lake Fleet
Cutbert McFarlane Lake Fleet
Leon Kock Laboratory
Reginald Tonge LPD
Frank Thomson Lago Club
Teresa Schaup Medical
Antonio Koolman Accounting
Pedro Thielman Shipyard
Marcelo Maduro Utilities
Ivan Irwin LOF
Hadwig De Robles Cracking
Fedarico Luidens Cat. & L. E.
Lino Lacle Cat. & L. E.
Josue Duzant Yard
Felipe Quandt Electrical
Edward Gilmore, Jr. TSD



Curtis Leonard

Process

Fireworks at

held
s. 4th of July lit
up the night sky above the lagoon in
Lago Colony. Rows of parked cars

The brilliant fireworks display

to celebrate the U



are shown at the bottom of the

picture, and the barge from which

the fireworks were fired is at the
far left.















July 20, 1951



To commemorate Venezuela’s national
independence day, Consul General of
the United States of Venezuela,
Ramon Madrid, held a reception at
the Consulate on Thursday, July §
Here he welcomes Lago President
J. J. Horigan. Consul Victor Aven-
dano stands at left.



Pa conmemora dia di independencia
nacional di Venezuela, Consul General
di Venezuela, Ramon Madrid a tene
un recepcion na Consulado Diahuebs,
5 di Juli. Aki nos ta mira dunando
bonbini na Presidente di Lago, J. J.

Horigan. Na banda robez, Victor
Avendano, Consul Adhunto di Vene-
zuela.

Bids To Be Accepted For
New Big Oranjestad Stadium

3ids will be accepted July 30 for
construction of a sports stadium in
Oranjestad, and estimated completion
date on the project is May 1952. The
new stadium will include the grounds








of the present Wilhelmina Sport
Park, plus additional ground west
and south of the Park; it will be

built in the shape of an oval.

A covered grandstand will have two
wings and a center tion; each wing
will seat 50 and the center
portion y seats for 48 offi-
cials. Dressing rooms and washrooms
will be located below the grandstand,









anding room for 8000 people wi!
be provided, and there will bu .!ree
refreshment stands.

ails of the stadium were des-
to members of the Aruba Press
Association on July 11. Present to
bring the press up to date on the
project were A. v.d. Berg, head of
Public Works, and hi nt, Mr.
Schuit; F. de P. Wever, representing
the Foundation for Construction of a
Sports Stadium in Aruba; and Mr.
Hamers of the Aruba Construction
Company.

Mr. Wever presented
information on the proj |
ed out that the Wilhelmina Sport
Park was dedicated in 1933, and|
shortly after proved to be inadequate.
Plans were made to renovate and ex-
pand it, but World War II prevented
that. In 1948 the Aruba Football Bond
named a committee to develop plans
for building a modern stadium. The
following year the Foundation for
Construction of a Sports Stadium was
set up

Estimated cost of the stadium is
Fls. 200,000. Money has been appro-
priated by the Government, and pro-
fits from a lottery and fair will also
go toward the ¢ of the project.

The stadium s designed by the
Aruba Construction Company, and
construction of it will be supervised
by Messrs. y.d. Berg, Schuit, and
Smit, all of the Public Works Depart-
ment.










background
. He point-














FOR SALE: radio-pickup,

D 6-volt battery,
AC-DC current. Brazil 144,

Esso Heights Election
(Continued from Page 1)

Francis Duvigneau, patrolman II, |
Lago Police Department, 3 years 10)
months service.

Johannes J. Merrifield, commissa- |
ryman, Wholesale Commissary, 3}
years 9 months service.

Delbert O. Ifill, electrical helper, |
M&C Electrical, 2 years 7 months. |

Eleazar A. Bend, labor helper
M&C Garage-Transportation, 3 ye
service.

rs |



Annuitant C.L.Wolfe
Tells of Europe Trip

After returning to Aruba from a
three-month tour of Europe, Annuit-
ant Charles L. Wolfe is already mak-
ing plans for another trip there. Mr.
Wolfe, who retired March 30, stopped
off in Aruba last month on his way
to the Stz








When he retired — after 16 years
Company service — Mr. Wolfe left |
by nker for rope. His daughter



Air Force officer



ried to a U.

it was there that he spent most of
his time.

Parts of Europe still showed signs
of destruction from the war, and Mr.
Wolfe was particularly d
with the reconstruction in
Holland

"Holland is really a_ beautiful
country and the people there were
wonderful to me, "he d. "I don’t
recall seeing a single building there
in ruir





efforts







Mr. Wolfe took a quick look at |
3000- |

the continent by going on a
mile 14-day bus trip. Starting from
Amsterdam, the trip took him to
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Ger-
many, Austria, Italy, and Monaco
(where he lost $10 playing roulette
at Monte Carlo).

In addition to



this trip on the

continent, he flew to London (where |

he saw former Lagoites Mr. and Mrs.
Je
Ireland, and Scotland.

Mr. Wolfe turned to Aruba on the
Esso Den H , and had high prais
for the off. and men of that ship.

"They really treated you wonder-
fully,” he said. "They made it the






most pleasant voyage I’ve ever
made.”
When Mr. Wolfe left Aruba last

month, he was setting out for the
States and retirement. But he doesn’t
intend to remain there forever.
"This European trip was a real edu-
cation”, he said. ’I’m already think-
ing of returning there sometime when
I can see more of Europe and spend
more time there.”





Leonardo R. Hodge, Garage and

Transportation, is congratulated by

William Casey (right), before his

marriage to Miss Louise Henry on
July 7.

Leonardo R. Hodge di Garage ta ri-
cibi un regalo y bon deseonan cerca
William Casey (banda drechi) den

B, | nomber di su co-empleadonan. Hodge | July 16-31
ie casa cu Senorita Louise Henry dia

7 di Juli.

stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, and |

n Lykins and John MecMurran); |

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Ma Nanie A
Celebra Un
Siglo di Bida

Laga nos bolbe atras cien anja te
dia 24 di Juni 1851. Riba e isla chi-
kito y poco conoci di Aruba a
un mucha-muher; su nomber tabata
Ana tronilia Farro. E tempo ey
no tabatin ni dokter ni verpleegster;
facilidadnan higiénico no tab.
noci, pero toch e mucha a er
y fuerte, el a casa cu Willem Giel, el
mama di 14 jioe, y el a cele-
100 anja di bida dos siman













dia cu e jioe a nace te awor; e isla
di poco importancia awor ta conoci
pa via di industria di petroleo.

Pa celebra e gran ocasion, tabatin

un misa na Nort pa Ma Nanie e

mainta ey, y durante dia su tres jioe- |

nan, y hopi di su 28 nietonan, 61 bi-
sanietonan, y 34 tataranietonan a bin
cerca dje na Matadera pa duné pa-
bien y pa deseé hopi anja mas di
bida.

Ma Nanie a conta di su casa Wil-
lem Giel, kende tabata traha den
mina di fosfaat na Seroe Cora y ta-
bata gana un yotin pa dia. Biba na
Nort, no tabata facil pa yega trabao
te na Seroe Cora; tin biaha e tabata
huur un burico, y na otro ocasion e
tabatin di cané na pia.

Ma Nanie su esposo tin 45 anja
morto. Di nan 14 jioenan tin tres na
bida ainda. E mayor, Secundina, fal-
ta dos anja pa cumpli 80 y un jioe-
homber Melecio tin mas di sesenta.
Ma Nanie ta biba hunto cu ‘su otro
jioe Paulina Lacle y su nieto Tomasa
Webb, y nan dos ta tuma turno pa
percura pa Ma Nanie. Dos jioe di
Paulina, Johan y Servasio Lacle ta
empleado di Compania.

Un biaha Ma Nanie a yega di bai
Corsouw den barco, pa bai sirbi tes-
tigo di un matamento cu tabatin. E
ta gaba cu e jioenan cu e si a subi
Trapi di 21, manera e hendenan ta
yama stadhuis na Corsouw.

Si Ma Nanie bai pa conta tur lo-
que a pasa durante su anjanan di bi-
da, lo tin di yena un boeki te pasa
pa di dos. Y sigur sigur cu lo tin
hopi storianan di Aruba di tempo
bieuw di masha interes pa ciudada-
!nonan di Aruba moderno.









Fair Planned

(Continued from Page 1)
|Klinkhamer, Porfirio Perez Ravelo,
A. M. Arends, and Henry A. Pietersz.
| The technical committee will con-
sist of H. A. Kemmink, president;
| and Nic. Schuit, Milo Daal, the Kelk-
| boom Brothers, Mrs. Ninita Lacle, J.
| Nagel, Thomas Luydens, and Jan y.d.
| Biest Beaujon.

A group from San Nicolas will
st the above committees by set-
ting up a booth at the fair grounds.
| On this San Nicolas committe: ar
'Mesdames Charles Rohee, M. ''.. 1
num, A. Clauzel, Una A~-+.so, N.
Rombouts; Mee ! Armog
and George Ev
bouts.

All contributions, cooperation, and
ance from sympathizers with
this worthy cause will be welcomed
and appreciated.











Feria pa Weeshuis
(Contin "om Page 1)
Vocalesnan lo ins!
! oe



Porfirio Perez

Henri hs-K]i amer,
Ravelo, A. M. Arends, y Henry Pie-
tersz.

Comité téenico ta consisti di H. A.
Kemmink-presidente, Nie Schuit, Milo
Daal, Hermanos Kelkboom, Sra. Ni-
nita Lacle, J. Nagel, Thomas Luydens,
y Jan v.d. Biest Beaujon.

Un grupo di San Nicolas lo yuda
e comité menciona aki riba, tumando
un tent na nan encargo. E siguiente
personanan ta figura den e comité
di San Nicolas: Sras. C. Rohee, M.
Rathnum, A. Clauzel, U. Amoroso,
H. Rombouts; Sres. D. Armogan, G.
Evelyn, Benny Rombouts.

Tur contribucionnan, cooperacion y
yudanza di simpatizadornan pa es
| bunita doel ta bonbini y lo worde al-
‘tamente aprecia.





|

Schedule of Paydays

Semi-Monthly Payroll
July 1-15 Monday, July 23
Wednesday, August 8
Monthly Payroll
Thursday, August 9



July 1-31



This informal picture, taken in the former Zone 1 office, shows that the
lunch facilities there are being well used. The interior of the building has
been repainted, equipped with picnic-type tables and benches.

E portret aki ta mustra e lugar di come, cu antes tabata Zone 1 office.
P’aden e edificio a worde renobé, y mesanan y bankinan a worde instala.

ZONE 3
OFFICE



Retiring after 21 years of service, Robert H. Baggaley is presented with
a gift and "Bon Voyage” wishes before leaving for the U.S. Robert Martin
made the presentation representing fellow workers in Zone 3 office.



ud Benny Rom-'

| Golf matches between Aruba and Curagao Ladies Golf teams here July 4
and 5 ended by the Aruba team winning the Reeve Cup. Aruba members
are, back row: Winnie Leak, Barbara Adams, Gladys Stephens, Billie
Wilson, Frances Uhr, and Chickie Keding. Curacao team, front row: Gwen
Fosbrook, Willy Mater, Betsy Bouwens, Marie Wenink, Mairette Van

Oorschott, Vivian Westbury, and Rena Koole.





at the Grand Dance at the Lago Club July 21 are the

"Caribbean Boys” above. From left to right: Oscar Steba, Tirso Steba,

Daniel Sneek, Juan Kock, N. Ridderstap, Horacio Franken, Boy Bergen,
Tommy Van Kleef, Frans Van Kleef, and Donald J. Pieters.

Scheduled to play

(Photo by C. I. Tromp)

Caribbean Boys, e orquesta aki riba lo toca na Lago Club dia 21 di Juli
pa celebra di 10 aniversario di e Club.



ARUBA ESSO

NEWS

Tapline

.. world’s greatest pipe line

The last issue of the Aruba Esso News told of the
beginnings of Tapline, world’s biggest oil pipe line. Tapline
— built by the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company — con-
nects the oil fields of eastern Saudi Arabia with the Me-
diterranean.

At the end of the first installment, Tapline was in a
mess. The Department of Commerce had suddenly refused
to issue any more licenses for shipment of materials from
the United States to Saudi Arabia. This left Tapline with
a large number of employees, a fleet of ships to carry
materials — and no pipe.

How Tapline overcame these problems in told in this
concluding section.

The story of Tapline is adapted from material published
by the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company, with pictures
by Arabian American Oil Company and International

Bechtel Inc

Arab employee of the Arabian American Oil Company.

Part Il.

There was only one sensible course
to follow. The ships were turned
back to other world traffic. Much of
the American personnel on the Tap-
line site was flown home. Work was
retarded so that it would only keep
up with the pipe and other materials
already on hand and stockpiled. Al-
together a full year was lost before
OIT decided to resume licenses for
export.

One of the great problems of the
whole project was the matter of per-
sonnel. From the very first Tapline
decided to use as many local people
as possible, and that decision has
been followed throughout.

For one thing, the American per-
sonnel, like the American machinery
and materials, had to be flown or
sent by ship half-way round the
world. There was no other course to
follow for materials and machines,
but there was a vast pool of Arab
personnel to draw from more or less
on the spot.

The line was to be laid right
through the heart of the Moslem

world, which long had been closed |

to non-Moslems, and it seemed only
just that the Arabs
should play as large a role as pos-
sible in the project that was to
change their manner of life in so
many ways.

There were two main difficulties,
language and inexperience. As soon
as the course was laid out and the
work began, Arabs came to the
work-sites from the big oases and
even Mecca and the Red Sea ports
in large numbers. But few of them
spoke even a few words of English,
and only a handful of Americans
spoke any Arabic.

And so the work began under

Twelve-truck convoy lines up before leaving Ras el Mishaab, Tapline supply port on the
Persian Gulf coast. Convoys like this supplied lin F
wateriais that went into building the 1068-.aue iong tine.

themselves |

conditions reminiscent of the Tower
|of Babel, but patience and_perse-

verance won out. Men who work side |

by side day after day are bound to
find means of communication. At
first sign language was all that was
possible, and training had to be done
|entirely by showing how something
was done, showing it over and over
|until the process was understood,
| practiced and perfected. But grad-
jually words came to be exchanged
and slowly but surely a language
came into being along the pipe line.
It isn’t Arabic, and it certainly isn’t
English, but it’s a workable com-
bination of the two which both
| groups can understand.

| The second difficulty was training,

not merely the training of hands to|three times in a working day of| in the beginning as unpredictable as |

| do unaccustomed tasks but really the
|making over of the whole way of
life of thousands of people. The
Arabs’ living conditions,
| primitive, had changed little since
| the days of the Prophet. Now sud-
|denly they were face to face with

| the mysterious ways of a technologi- |

| cal civilization.
The Arabs

| adaptable.
Most of these

seen even such simple tools

proved surprisingly

as a

yet in time they became skilled work-
men in a hundred different western
trades. They have driven giant
trucks, bulldozers, diggers and tren-
chers. They have blasted rock and
welded pipe. They operated the self-
propelled cars of the skyhook at Ras
el Mishaab, to swing 10-ton loads of
pipe three miles through the air from
the man-made sea island in the Per-
sian Gulf.

hard and |

Arabs had never |

screwdriver or a monkey wrench, and |

The Arab temperament has seemed
to mesh easily with that of the Ame-
ricans. But he has remained a devout
Moslem throughout all the other
changes in his way of life. The fact
that the Americans have respected
his religious customs, in fact that
the working schedule along the line
was arranged to conform to those
customs, played perhaps a major
part in bringing about the mutual
good will which led to efficient ope-
ration.

For instance, when a foreman
gives an order to perform a certain
|job, the Arab accepts the order with
|the word "Jnshallah”, if God wills.
| And the foreman bows unquestion-
|ingly to that qualification. Also,

eight hours, the Moslem worker stops
his truck or puts down his tools,
walks a short distance away for pri-
vacy, and facing toward Mecca
prostrates himself on the ground for
his devotions. Such interruptions are
never questioned nor is any attempt
made to shorten them.

Friday is the Moslem day of as-

sembly and Arabs are accustomed to |

repair for their noon prayers to a
mosque, if one is available, or other-
wise to some other place of their
choosing. To meet this religious rou-
tine Tapline established a work week
ending Thursday noon and beginning
Saturday morning.

Greatest work delay due to the
| difference in religions occurs during
the Moslem month of Ramadan. For
that entire month the devout neither
eat nor drink between sunrise and
sunset. When Ramadan falls in the

|hot season, work without drinking |
| water becomes a torture no man can |

July 20, 1951

A merchant of the town of Hofuf, in Saudi Arabia.

| objection to returning to work in the
cool of the evening.

From the beginning it was the
|aim of Tapline executives to use just
|as large a percentage of Arabs as
| possible. Because of the understand-
ing policy adopted toward them, and
the patient and expert on-the-job
| training courses, it early became
possible to increase the Arab per-
centages. Finally Tapline had about

14,600 Arabs in its employ, against
jless than 2,000 Americans both on
Be job and at home.

| Another entirely different person-
|nel problem cropped up early in the
Tapline construction period, a pro-
blem that still and presumably al-
ways will continue to exist. It was

the Palestine conflict or the sudden
suspension of quarterly licenses by
| the OIT when the line just well
begun. It involved water, that pri-
celess desert commodity.

The great circle route mapped for
| Tapline coincided with none of the
ancient camel trails of the nomad
tribes which have inhabited the de-
sert since long before Bible day
There are places where such camel
trails cross the Tapline route, and
they have long been used for the
annual migrations in search of water
and fodder. Tapline adopted <
wherever such a trail ¢
| pipe line where the pipe wa
above the desert floor, of construct-
ing earthen ramps so the Arabs and
their herds might pass without
| trouble.

There was no water well, no oasis,
anywhere within reach of the line
from the Persian Gulf to the frontier
of Lebanon. And each Tapline wor-

The more proficient became sub-| stand through a full day. And so for| ker needed two gallons of water a

contractors in their own right, em-
ploying anywhere from 25 to 1,000
other Arabs along the line.

’s construction crews with all

|that period Tapline reduced its work
day to six hours. But when work
|was pressing, the Arabs made no

the many

copious dosing of salt
keep going.

of such men

day, with
| tablets, just to
were thousands

Completing the anchor at a 13-degree bend of the trans-
miles south of Qatif, Saudi Arabia. This section is part of 1 ¢ i
system which ties in with Tapline at Qaisumah, in Saudi Arabia.

| regular

| tanks

| Bedouin

elevated |

There | t
and| was the only known way of life on

water trucking became a major pro-
blem demanding some y solution.

So Tapline began drilling wells. It
started right at the ern terminal,
the manufactured seaport of Ras el
Mishaab, which was 40 miles from
the nearest drinkable water, and that
wasn’t too drinkable. The wells
driven there failed and engineers
turned for a time to attempts at
distilling fresh water from the sea
but that did not prove adequate. In
fact the water problem at Ras el
Mishaab has not yet been solved sa-
tisfactorily

But far greater success was achiev-
ed out along the line as it crossed
sand and flint and salt marshes of
the slanted, wind-torn desert.

Of 52 wells drilled, 40 brought in
water. By that time six main oil
pumping stations had been set up at

interv along the pipe
and the main water storage
were constructed by
stations. The others were
along the line so that nowhere
there a long haul for crews in the
field.

It took two years to drill all those
40 wells, but the unexpected problem
they created manifested itself when
the first brackish water was pumped
up to the surface. Apparently every
in Arabia heard about it
diately.
rliest antiquity hundreds

of Bedouin nomads have
ranged all over the t desert lands
southwest of Tapline’s route. Each
March or April they have migrated
300 miles or more north-eastward to
grazing lands in the Euphrates Val-
ley. Then in October or November
there would be a return migration for
winter grazing in the desert. During
those hard migrations a large per-
centage of the herds died, but that

route,

im
Since
of thousand:

four-and-a-half

pipeline r
line gathering

pipe

rabian
Aramco’s







1951

July 20,



Members of a Tapline welding crew
of the pipeline on the desert ne
main line weld was completed in







A ditcher opens a neat five-foot trench along the pipe-
line right-of-way, towing behind a heavy drag to smooth

the ditch floor. About 60 per cent of

the desert and it was philosophically |

accepted

It w so accepted until Tapline’s
first water well came in. Then,
though word had spread across the
desert by mental telepathy, the ho-
rizon darkened with the converging
tri They made their camps by the
wate

As far back as a year ago a rough
count indicated that one well alone
was supplying water to 12,000
douin, 20,000 camels, and 40,000 fat-
tailed sheep and goats. It was esti-








as
















ated that during the summer of
50 Tapline was supplying free
water, all along the line, to more
than 150,000 camels and_ perhaps
double that number of sheep and

goats. Some 100,000 Bedouins had by

that time set up camp around ths
water holes. There are water tanks
at each pumping station and troughs




have been er



sted to facilitate the
watering of livestock. It is not unus-
ual to se veral thousand animals
lined up waiting their turns at these
troughs.

The nomad Bedouins
until now ived any
vice by trained docto
Tapline doctors are
time to k
their se





have never
medical ser-
and dentist
working over-
ep up with the demand for
ces.

While the Bedouins











were getting
their first experience of a more
settled way of life, the steady stream









of materials from far-away America
rolled always past their camp sites.
Supplying the materials was the
peacetime problem in lo-
The needs were so im-
mense and so varied that they came
from approximately 5,000 different
firms, many of which never realized
that the orders they were filling were
destined for the world’s mightiest
oil pipe line.

Shipment was planned and carried
out so that each article arrived
the work site shortly before it y
needed, to prevent mountainous


















pil at the terminals. Next to the
pipe itself, perhaps the greatest
single item automotive equip-



ment. The desert fleet of cars and
trucks consisted of more than 1,500
units.

These included 150 of the giant
50-ton trucktractors for hauling the
pipe itself, 120 ten-ton trucks, 500
» 80 refrigerator trucks and
trailers for transporting pe ible
foods, 60 fuel and water trucks, 12
lunch-serving trailers, 40 buses of
60-passenger capacity, 10 sixty-pas-
senger trailers, and some 400 other
vehicles including passenger cars,
station wagons, jeeps and a variety
of other types. i

And even all this was in addition
to earth-handling machines, bull-doz-
ers, Caterpillars, ditchers, graders
and so on almost without end.

Conditions were difficult for all
these vehicles — sand and rock and










r Qaisumah. The final
»ptember 1950. Arab
workmen learned new skills readily.



weld two sections

Tapline is buried.

terrific heat. To meet such conditions
the big trucks were equipped with
double radiators having twice the
capacity of the largest used else-
where. Each truck carried 300 gallons
of gasoline, the tanks being six-foot
lengths of the 30-inch pipe.






Chief trouble at first was with
the tires. Pipe rying trucks and
trailers were equipped with eight, ten





2-ply tires 14 x 20 and in sandy

or
d they were inflated only from

5 to 20 pounds. These tires were so
big that when punctured they could
the

only be lifted on and
winch and carried in the lead tru
of each convoy. And at first punct-
ures were a major problem. Investi-
gation showed that of the
trouble came from small pieces of
welding rods and other scraps
metal strewn along the highway as

off by

most



of



the great pipe was pushed across th
desert as fast as a mile or more a
day. Once that was determined the!





ally

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Painting and wrapping pipe prevents corrosion. When

pipe was ready to be buried, machines such as this

painted it with special asphalt coating, then wrapped
it in heavy kraft paper and glass fiber floss.

Side boom tractors lowering wrapped pipe into ditch
along Tapline’s right-of-way. The giant pipeline crosses
some of the most varied terrain in the world.

highway was patrolled by a magnet
truck which picked up all loose metal,
and tire trouble dropped to a mini-
mum.





The great automotive fleet con-
stantly moving over the pipe line
highway was augmented by airplanes



ch



rtered from Aramco.

iven the airplanes didn’t furnish
fast enough communication along the






line, so a contract was made with
Radio Corporation of America to
furnish equipment linking all sect-

ions. When the main pump stations





are completed each one will be at
the center of a small town, These
will serve for carrying on the busi-
n¢ of maintenanc2 and oper

id also will link the Americans




and Arabs living on each station with
the outer world.

Addition of six lesser pump stat-
ions or looping the line can eventu-
bring Tapline’s daily oil delive-
to the Mediterranean to 500,000



ry



barrels.

When the two great pipe lines, one
creeping eastward from Sidon in Le-
banon and the longer pushing west-
ward from Qaisumah, were finally
joined in September of 1950, a lay-
man might have thought the job w:
done except for minor details. This
was far from the truth.

When such a line laid, even far
er lines, there is an inevitable
large amount of ref ch as pie-
ces of welding rods left inside. Clear-
ing a 30 and 31 inch pipe more than
1,000 miles long is no mean project.
Here is how it was accomplished, and

ere for the first time the Atomic
ergy Commission was called upon











to aid in putting a pipe line into
business.

Line-scrapers, or pipe-pigs as the
pipe liners call them, were run
through the line to clear out the

sand and bits of metal. But this is a
tricky operation. The pipe liners like
to keep track of just where the pipe-
pigs are at any given time, especially
as one often gets stuck in the pipe.
From the AEC Tapline procured on a
loan basis capsules of irradiated co-
balt (cobalt 60) and these were plac-
ed in the pigs. Thus pipe line walkers
with Geiger counters were able to
spot the pigs at any time and make
definite reports on their progress.
Atomic energy was also used to
detect flaws in the welding. About
one out of every 20 welds was pho-
tographed by gamma rays from ra-

dium sulphate capsules inserted in
the pipe where a joint was to be
itested. A strip of this film was

wrapped around the pipe at the weld,
and the gamma rays emitted by the
capsule exposed the film to give a
picture of any flaws which might be
a source of trouble.

This was but one of the several
means taken to make as certain as
humanly possible that this biggest
diameter pipe line in history would
stand up through the years. Not only
were the welds tested by radioacti-
vity but where the pipe is buried it
was first coated with asphalt, fibre
glass and still more asphalt. Where
it is elevated it is held in ring gird-
ers, resting on concrete bases where
the subsurface is solid, and being
supported on steel bents where
subkas or marshy spots are crossed
This system is called restrained
above-ground construction, and was
devised especially for the Tapline job.
The line runs mainly straight ahead
but there are some changes of di-











rection and wherever there is such
a change of more than one degree
there are extra anchors.



After the pipe-pigs went through
the line, trailed by the clicking
Geiger counters, water flowed slowly
along for the necessary sectional h
drostatic pressure tests. And after
the water came the oil of the Arabian
fields.

Construction
that the line






timed
operating

been
start

had
could



a



at a moderate flow with two of the
main six pumping stations at work.
Output increased as other pumps
were added, pushing the oil into the
great hill tanks at Sidon. From those
tanks the oil flows out a mile by
submarine pipe line to the tankers
waiting to take it to the western
markets which depend so heavily on
petroleum for both prosperity and
peace,

The immensity of the operation
can be understood when it is real-
ized that it takes 4.9 million barrels
of oil just to fill the Arabian line.
Before one barrel can be drawn off
at Sidon it is necessary to pump in
that amount of oil. The first batch
was pumped in at the eastern end on
July 18, 1950, as Aramco could
supply it while meeting its other re-
quirements.

But just filling the pipe wasn’t
enough to insure steady operation.
In addition there had to be working
stocks of approximately a million
barrels at the western end and other
working stock at intermediate pump-
ing stations.

All in all some 6 million barrels
of oil must be in the pipe and pipe
line tanks at all times just to keep
the operation moving. And that is
more than all the oil pumped daily
from all the wells in the United
States.

Because of Tapline’s great project,

| the whole way of life is going to

change for hundreds of thousands of
people. The scenes of mankind’s
earliest civilization were in the
Middle East. Within that region lay
the Garden of Eden, the ancient cities
of Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, and
later the illustrious Baghdad. But
century after century of decline fol-
lowed the Mongol conquest in the
13th Century.

Now, oil has brought a renaissan-
ce. Thousands of Arabs have learned
western trades and tasted western
civilization. Hundreds of thousands
will be affected to larger or smaller
degree by the activity of Tapline
across the deserts of the nomads.

The Arabs certainly, through roy-
alties to the government and educat-
ion to the people, are bound to be-,
nefit greatly. Tapline and the com-
panies which own it have proved once
more that no job is ever too big for
private industry, and presumably
they will eventually receive the re-
wards commensurate with the risks
they took. And western Europe is
assured of the oil that was promi
them, oil for the rebuilding of we
shattered cities, oil for the military
strength which is the great bulwark
for peace

Perhaps best of all is the fact that
Taplin great achievement is but
the first step in a continuing pro-
gram which will bring far more oil
to the free world, and so develop
greater sinews with which to with-
stand encroachment of the totalitar-
ian plag























| Saudi Arab Bedu tent town at a new water well on the right-of-way of before thought to exi

| the trans-Arabian pipeline. Water has become available where it was never



; Bedu tribesmen have interrupted their seasonal
north-south migrations to take advantage of new water sources,



ARUBA

ESSO

NEWS



PICTURE
PARADE



wollt

for music theory

Local Com-

Examinations

mittee of the Trinity College of Music (London). Representative of the

College is Victor Goddard, left. Official visitors were Father Boradori, Rey.

D. Evans, and Marine Manager J. Andreae (not present in picture). Har-
court Pilgrim, right, is secretary of the Local Committee.

were held recently the

by

Comité Local di Trinity College of Music, di Inglaterra, a tene examen den
teoria di musica recientemente. Representante di e Colegio ta Victor

Goddard, banda robez. Huespednan oficial tabata Rey. Pader Boradori y
Rey. Domi D. Evans, y Gerente di Marine Department J. Andreae. Har-
court Pilgrim, na banda drechi ta secretario di e Comité Local.

C. D. Sexton smiles after receiving
a wedding gift from friends in the
TSD Engineering Division. Mr. Sex-
ton left for the States on furlough
this month, and was to have been
married on July 14 to Irene Tenk, a
former nurse on the Hospital staff.
The ceremony was to take place in
Washington, D.C.

Horse racing in Aruba! The Swing-
sters’ Square Garden in San Nicolas

celebrated its fourth birthday last
month by holding a horse race; five
horses were entered in the event
Other athletic events - track and field

7 . sports - also marked the occasion.
C. D. Sexton su expresion ta conten-

to ora cu e ta admira e regalo cu
amigonan den T.S.D. Engineering
Division a dune cu motibo di su ma-
trimonio cu lo tuma lugar na Merca,
dia 14 di Juli. E bruid ta Irene Tenk,
cu antes tabata nurse na Hospital.

Pustamento di careda di cabai na
Aruba. Dia di cuater aniversario di
Swingsters Square Garden, celebra-
cionnan a inclui un careda di cabai,
den cual cinco cabai a tuma parti.



The Fourth of July — U.S. independence day — was marked by a reception

at th: home of the American Vice-Consul here. In the group above, from

the left, are H. Reid Bird, American Vice-Consul and host for the evening;

Process Superintendent J. M. Whiteley; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barbour, of

the Eagle Refinery; General Manager O. Mingus; Lt. (j.g.) K. W. Larsen;

Mrs. T. C. Snedecker; and Lt. Snedecker. Lts. Larsen and Snedecker are with
the U.S. Navy.







4 di Juli, dia di independencia di Merca a worde celebra cu un recepcion na
cas di Vice-Consul Americano. Aki nos ta mira algun di e invitadonan; na
man robez nos ta mira e Vice-Consul, Sr. H. Reid Bird.



\

Willemfridus Booi, Accounting, celebrates his 50th birthday at his home

in. San Nicolas with a gala party attended by over 50 friends. He is shown

standing, center, with his daughter Irma on his right. The party was given
Saturday, June 23.

Willemfridus Booi di Accounting a cumpli 50 anja y a celebra tal aconte-

cimiento cu un fiesta na su cas na San Nicolas, asisti pa mas di 50 amigos.
Aki nos ta miré hunto cu su jioe-muher Irma na su man drechi, y algun
di e invitadonan. E fiesta a tuna lugar dia 23 di Juni.





A public exposition of the Blessed Sacrament was held on the church
grounds of St. Theresa’s Church in San Nicolas last month. The ceremony
commemorates the feast day of Corpus Christi. Taking part in the cere-
monies were a number of Lago employe plainly visible in the picture

are J. ancisco, G. A. Molloy, C. J. Schwarz, and J. R. Proterra.
(Photo by Reynold Jack.)



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Un exposicién publico di e Sagrado Sacramento a worde teni luna pasa

den cura di Iglesia Sta Theresa na San Nicolas. E ceremonia tabata pa

conmemora e dia di fiesta di Corpus Chris: Varios empl onan L

a tuma parti na e ceremonia; ariba e fotografia nos ta mira J. Frane
G. A. Molloy, C. J. Schwarz, y J. R. Proterra.







Augustin Ras, Lab I, is congratulat-
ed before his marriage to Miss Julia
Dirksz. R. C. makes the
presentation, representing fellow
‘mployees at the Lab. The couple
were married on June 28 at the St.
Francis Church

will be living at Paradera.

Peterson

in Oranjestad and

Augustin Ras di Laboratorio No. 1 ta
ricibi felicitacion di su co-empleado-
nan cu motibo di su
Senorita Julia Dirksz. R. C. Peterson
ta entregué un regalo den nomber di
tur su co-empleadonan. E casamento
a tuma lugar dia 28 di Juni na Misa
di San Francisco na Playa, y e pare-
ha lo biba na Paradera.

matrimonio cu

Eddy



C. B. Lowe before his marriage to Miss. A. R. Giel on July 7 a
Church in Noord. The couple will live at Socotoro in Oranjestad.

July 20, 1951



Jump Ball! Fast action is frozen in
the basketball game between the
Sparta and Juliana School teams.
The game, played at the Caribe Club
on June 22, opened play for the new-
ly formed Girls’ Basketball League.
Other teams in the League are
Caribe, Victoria, and Antilliana.



E portret aki ta mustra accion rapi-

do den un wega di basketbal entre

Sparta y Julianaschool. E wega, hun-

ga na Caribe Club, a habri competitie

di basketbal dia 22 di Juni. Otro

teamnan den e Liga ta Caribe, Victo-
ria, y Antillana.

General Manager O. Mingus is just
out of the range of the camera
(below). However, the effect of his
remarks plain enough on_ his
listeners’ faces. This was a lighter
moment in Mr. Mingus’ talk July 3 to
the Club Amistad - made up of In-
dustrial and Public Relations employ-
ees. He spoke on his experiences at
Harvard University’s advanced mana-

gement cours

is







Aunque Gerent: General O. Mingus
no ta riba e portret aki, loque e ta-
bata papia mester tabata basta pret
segun expresion di e miembronan di
Club Amistad, kendenan tabata seu-
cha su experencianan na Universidad
di I ard. E reunion a tuma lugar
na Club Caribe na Oranjestad.





P. Inocencia, Marine Office, is presented with a wedding gift by

St. Anna’s







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VOL. 12 No. 15



PUBLISHED BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO.

August Fair To Aid Orphans

Lago Club to Mark

Tenth Anniversary

Dances, Football, Softball
and Concert Are Planned

A "Gran Fiesta” celebration will
mark the 10th anniversary of the
Lago Club during this weekend, July
21 and 22. Activities are being
planned, from s s to dancing, to
symbolize the ten full years since
1941 during which the Club has ¢
tributed to the recreational, soc
and cultural life of the community.

Saturday at 9 p.m. a dance will
start the festivities with music being
supplied by the Caribbean Boy
ission will be f for
ciate members, and card holder

Sports will begin on Sunday
morning at 10 when four teams will
compete in a _ knock-out softball
series. At 2:30 an all-girls softball
match will attract plenty of attention.

Football fans will see what pro-
mises to be an exciting match be-

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Presentation of the 1950 Capital awa
July 6 in the Main Office Conference room. Pre:
J. J. Horigan, above, congratulates Herman Huising for

his idea which won the first award

idea has earned him a total of Fis. 4000.

Presentacion di premionan capital di

a tuma lugar dia 6 di Juli na Main Office. Presidente
J. J. Horigan, aki riba, ta felicitad Herman Huising pa

su idea cu a gana e promé premio ca





A fair — to be held in August —
will raise funds for the establish-
ment of an orphans’ home in Aruba
The fair will be held on three week-
ends in August: August 10-11-12;
August 17-18-19; August 24-
orphans’home_ project was
begun by the ladies association,
"Unitas”, and committees have been
set up to carry on work in connection
with the fi Plans are being worked
out to present one of the most sen-
sational fairs ever seen in Aruba. As
a special feature
ious tents re enting different
groups of nationalities that live in
Aruba, thus giving the fair an inter-
national atmosphere.

A committee has en organized
to collect the necessary funds and
make other arrangements in connect-
ion with the fair. Members of that
group are Mrs. Angela Pieter pre-
sident; Jose P. (Zepp) Oduber, vice-
president; Jorge de Castro, vice-pre-
sident; Enrique Arrieta Lara, first
reta Roberto Lopez Henrizuez,
etary; J. Jacobo Lacle,

; Theo Hese, second treasur-





















b













treasure

er.
Commissioners will include three
members of Un , and Mrs. Fede-
rica Arends, Mrs. Elizabeth Henrichs-
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~

rds took place on
ident



of Fils. 1000. His

there will be var- |



single idea to Fls. 1700. Samuel Joseph, who has left |
the Company, and Walter G. Byer, on vacation, were |

An Historic Occasion

This unusual panoramic view records an historic occasion in Aruba — meet-
ing of the first Island Council on July 2. Council members were sworn in

LTD. 1951

Eight Candidates Up
For Election to Esso
Heights Committee

Election of members to the Esso
Heights Advisory Committee will
take place on Monday and Tuesday,
July 23 and 24. Eight candidates have
been nominated — none were nomi-
nated by petition — and four will be
elected.

Normally, members will be elected







for terms. In this first
election, however, the two candidates |
receiving the highest number of votes
will get tw ar terms; the other



two will serve one-year terms
Purpose of the Esso Heights Ad-

visory Committee is to advise and

consult with the Company on resi-
problems in connection with

tion of the Esso Heights Quar-

ers and Dining Hall.

The eight candidates are:





Joseph Hinkson, apprentice clerk
B. M&C Administration, 3 years 9
months service.

Adolphus Latham, truck helper
TSD Lab, 8 ye 2 months servi

Frederick K. Wiltshire, yardman —
special, Yard Department, 3 years 6
months servi












A. George, Janitor, M&C
i : rs 9 months ser-

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Second Capital award went to Vincent Burgos, Drydock.
His award of Fls. 600 boosted his total winnings for al

not present to receive the third and fourth awards. |

Coin Your Ideas

pital di Fls. 1000.

Segundo premio capital di Fls. 600 di Coin Your Ideas| Trude ta
tabata suerte di Vincent Burgos di Drydock. Samuel | plet:
Joseph, kende a kita foi Compania, y Walter G. Byer no
tabata presente pa ricibi tercer y cuarta premionan.| costo di bida. |

jesun di

by Aruba’s Acting Lt. Gov. F. A. Jas;

also present for the occasion were

NWI Governor A. A. M. Struycken, other Government officials, and pro-
minent island residents. Ceremonies were held at the new Island Council
Building on John G. Emanstraat in Oranjestad.

E vista panoramica aki ta registra un momento historico den bida di Aruba
— e prome reunion di e prome Ejiland Raad, cual a tuma luga dia 2 di Juli.

E miembronan di Eilandraad ta duna

nan huramento den man di Gezag-

hebber interino F. A. Jas; tambe presente tabata e Gobernador di Antillas

Neerlandes A. A. M. Struycken, varios oficialnan di Gobierno y cuidadono-

nan prominente di e isla. Ceremonianan a tuma luga na e edificio nobo

cu lo worde ocupa door di Eiland Raad, situa den John G. Emanstraat,
Oranjestad.

Feria pa Colecta
Fondo pa Weeshuis

Un feria cu lo tuma lugar na Au-
gustus lo colecta placa pa establece
un asilo pa huerfano (weeshuis) aki
na Aruba. E feria lo dura dos week-
end.

E idea famoso a bini di e asocia-
cion di damas Unitas” y comiténan
a worde forma en coneccion cu e fe-
ria. Tur plannan ta pa haci e feria
mas sensacional cu Aruba
a yega di mira. Algo especial lo ta
tentnan representando gruponan di
diferente nacionalidadnan cu tin na
Aruba, pa asina duna e feria un aire
internacional. Un comité a worde for-
ma colecta fondonan necesario y
pa haci otro preparacionnan pa e fe-
ria. Miembronan di e grupo ta Sra.
Angela Pietersz-Presidente, Jose P.
(Zepp) Oduber-Vice Presidente, Jor-
ge de Castro-VicePresidente, Enrique
Arieta Lara-ler secretario, Roberto
Lopez Henriquez-2do secretario, Ja-
cobo Lacle, y Theo Hese, tesoreros.

(Continud na pagina 3)













All S&R Employees Get
New Cost of Living Bonus

In a special meeting with the Lago
Employee Council on July 16, Mana-
gement announced figures in the
latest cost of living survey. The new
bonus becomes effective August 1 and

will continue for the next three
months.
The new bonus is 9.26 per cent,

compared to the previous cost of liv-
ing bonus of 7.63 per cent. The new
bonus 6 per cent of regular and
overtime earnings and acting or
temporary allowances.

When this latest survey was made,
the cost of living study now being
carried on by Technical Consultant
Laurence DeTrude had not been
completed. As a result, the new figure
of 9.26 per cent is based on the old
cost of living system.









Bonus pa Costo di Bida

Den un reunion especial cu Lago
Employee Council dia 16 di Juli, Di- |
rectiva a anuncia resultadonan di e
ultimo costo di bida. E bonus nobo ta
drenta na rigor dia 1 di Augustus y
lo continua pa e siguiente tres luna-
nan.

E bonus nobo ta 9.26 por ciento,
mientras cu esun anterior tabata
7.63 por ciento. E bonus nobo ta 9.26
por ciento di ganamento regular of di
overtime y di cualkier ganamento
extra sea temporario of interino.

Ora cu e ultimo resumen a worde
haci, e estudio di costo di bida cu
e Consehero Técnico Laurence De- |
haciendo no tabata com- |
pa es motibo e por ciento nobo |
5) ta basa riba e sistema bieuw di







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Promotions Go to 7
In Technical Service,
Mechanical, Medical



Cerilio Maduro Roman Croes



Howard R. Preston

Edgar J. Hillstead

Promotions recently went to seven
four in the Technical Ser-
tment, two in Medical, and
one in the Mechanical Department.

Named to new positions in TSD
were Ferdinand G. Frey, James E.
Wanamaker, Cerilio Maduro, and Ro-
man Croes.

Mr. Frey was named group head
A — Metals Inspection in the Equip-
ment Inspection Group, replacing



| Carl E. Rogers, resigned. Mr. Frey’s

Lago service goes back to October
1946, when he joined EIG as an
equipment inspector A. Last January,
he was transferred to the Mechanical
De tment as an assistant zone su-
pervisor.

Mr. Wanamaker was named to the
position of group head B — EIG zone



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WEST INDIES, BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
Printed by the Curacaosche Courant, Curacao, N.W.1.





Aruba Chess Players
To Match Wits With

South American Master

Playa Lo Haya
Stadium Pronto

Ofertanan lo worde accepta dia 30
di Juli pa construccion di un stadium
na Oranjestad; segun plannan e pro-
yecto lo keda completa na Mei di
anja 1952. E stadium nobo lo inclui
tereno actual di Wilhelmina Sport
Park y tambe mas tereno p’abao y
aden fora at on os oe fe international chess tournament held

Lo tin un tribuna di tres seccion; | 1)" New York. The American player
e parti di mei-mei ta tuma 48 hende, ReeBeYS won this tournament, and
y lo worde reserva pa oficialnan y pea Dr roast P eneine patch
invi 2 ecial. E dos seccion- _)°" erecta : Be
Ey ateaia eis See ea place, only half a point behind the

Rae Ee Rg RAEI a winner.
eada un. Cuartonan di troca pana y We RE ee ena es ;
banonan lo worde instala bao di e )-°*~ dorf is especially skillful : at

ibuna y lo tin un cuarto di confe- playing simultaneous games. In 1947
a ance dje. Lo tin lugar di para he set a world record by playing 45
pa 8000 he a 'y lo tin tres lugar di| #â„¢es simultaneously while _blind-
a di ee 5 ‘ a folded; he won drew four, and
“Det oe nid e stadium a worde lost two. In 1950 at Sao Paulo, he
d Sue nies nbronan di Asociacion di | S¢t,another world record when he won
Prensa di Aruba dia 11 di Juli, Bs-|226 out of 250 games played simu-
aan presente pa duna tur earamnacion taneously, drew 15, and lost nine, for
tabata A. v.d. Berg, hefe di Openbare * Yee of seeeine cent.
Werken y su asistente Sr. Schuit;) V3) oe 1s Aan ed to p one
F. de P. Wever, representando e Or- | 8TOUP of simultaneous 2

s in
ganizacion pa Construccion di un Aruba, and two in Curacao. Arrange- Sees 100 Years of Aruba

; A tee . q; ments for his matches here are being
ear aees: ee Coasiiied by the Oranjestad Chess
Sr. Wever a bisa cu Wilhelmina | Club.
Sport Park a worde dedica na anja
1933, y cu poco tempo despues el a
proba di ta inadecuado. Plannan pa

The great South American chess
master, Mendel M. Najdorf, will be
in Aruba late this month to pit his
skill ainst that of island chess
players. He is expected to be here
sometime between July 25 and 30,

Najdorf recently took part in the















Four generations are represented in this picture of Ana Setronilia Giel

together with her descendants. From left to right are her daughter Paulina

Lacle, her great-granddaughter Tomasita Webb, and her granddaughter
Tomasa Webb.





E portret aki ta representa cuater generacion. Nan ta Ana Setronilia Giel
di cien anja hunto cu su descendientenan. Di robez pa drechi su jioe Paulina
Lacle, su bisa-nieto Tomasita Webb, y su nieto Tomasa Webb.



The oldest living Aruban in Mrs. Of her fourteen children, only three
Ana Setronilia Giel who celebrated|have been able to survive their
her 100th birthday two weeks ago. | mother to this date. Her eldest child

How long a time is 100 rs? Secundina will be 80 in another
Let’s go back a century to 1851. On couple of years; a Melecio, is








Girls Basketball League











renobé y hacié mas grandi a worde June 22 the San Francisco Fire/in his sixti Ma with
discuti, pero pets stroba. Na Official Schedule destroyed 2500 buildings. During that her daughter Paulina and her
1948 Aruba Voetbal Vond a nombra year London held its first interna-| granddaughter Tomasa Webb, who
un comité pa desaroya plannan pa i aS tional exposition. And on June 24 take turns caring for her. Paulina’s
eonstrui un stadium moderno. E anja July 20 - at Caribe something new was added to the | sons, Johan and Servasio Lacle are
siguiente un Organizacion pa Con- Caribe vs. Julianaschool | population of Noord; a baby girl, who | Lago employees.

struccion di un Stadium na Aruba a Sparta vs. Victoria was med Ana _ Setronilia A highlight in her life, although



Doctors or nu
modern hygenic fa

wi



sant connection, was
1cao by schooner (the

with an unple
a voyage to Cu





worde estableci.
Costo di e stadium ta calcula na

July 27 - at R.C.A.
Julianaschool

not present;
s were un-



vs. Sparta


























Fls. 200,000. Gobierno a duna subsi- | Victoria EMA Toa known, yet this girl grew up strong only time she has left Aruba). Ma
die, y placa di un loteria y un feria ae oe and healthy, bore 14 children, and | Nanie was walking home after a visit
tambe lo bai pa cubri gastonan di e August 3 - at Caribe now has 124 living descendants. when two men who had had some
proyecto. Antillana vs. Julianaschool When Ana was eight rs old, oil disagreement decided to settle
E stadium a worde planed pa Aruba Sparta . Caribe gushed out | of the f: petroleum | ters out in the cunucu. Ma Nanie was
Bouw Maatschappij iccion August 10 - at R.C.A. well in Titusville, Pa. _ She Was ¢ ness to the fight and the mur-
lo tuma lugar bao di di Garihe Sentilles married by the time the Suez Canal der, for one of the men was left
Senjores v.d. Berg, Schuit, y Smit, tur Saianacelonl aa, athens Was opened. + : with a knife in his back. She
di Openbare Werken. eee ae Ana’s husband, Willem Giel, lived) summoned to testify in Curacao
August 17 - at Caribe in Noord and worked in the phosphate | There had to climb "The ir-
ens * Caribe vs. Victoria mines at Colorado Point. She recalls case of , the local name for the
William Methven Dies Sparta ys. Antillana that he earned 50 cents a day. Living Courthouse.
August 24 - at Caribe in Noord and working at the Point Looking back over 100 years of an
William Methven, chief engineer was not convenient when donkeys | active life, Ma Nanie recalls that she





Soo the only means of transportat- | had to visit a doctor only once during



on the tug Delaplaine, died July 10


































while on furlough in England. He was ion, and we luxury at that. When the century. And now, with a good
58 years old. he could, Senor Giel would hire a appetite and a sense of humor, she
Mr. Methven came to Aruba in ° donkey to go to his work; at other looks forward to more years with her
1931, and most of his service been 10th Anniversary times he walked 15 miles or so to many descendants.
on the Delaplaine. He is survived by (Continued from Page 1) | et to the job.
his widow and three daughters. ”’Ma Nanie”, as she is generally
tween the Bachelors and the Bene- known, survived her husband ny Ex-Lagoite Completes
dicts at 4:30. All of these events 45 years. On the day of her 100th .
Promotions Go to 7 will be at the Lago Club sport field. | birthdz Mass was said for her 2>Year Boston Schooling
The Lago Community Concert Band at St. An s Church in Noord in the
(Continued from Page 1) will play starting at 6:45 and the morning, and during the day her
Dixielanders will prov music for) three children, and most of her 4



UI (Light Ends Plants & Miscellan-
eus). His Lago service started in
December 1949 as an equipment in-
spector A in EIG.

Mr. Maduro was promoted to group
head C (shift leader) in the TSD)
Laboratory No. 1 (Oil Inspection
Lab). His Company service started in
April 1929 as a sample boy in the
Lab; until his promotion, he was
senior knock tester in Lab 1.

Mr. Croes succeeded Mr. Maduro as
senior knock tester in Laboratory
No. 1. His service started in Novem-
ber 1932 as a messenger boy in the
Marine Office. He transferred to the
Lab in August 1935, and before hi
recent promotion was a knock tester

In the Medical Department, Dr
Rupert C. Burtan promoted to
the position of physician — Dispen-
sary; and Howard R. Preston was
named to the new position of nurse
supervisor — Dispens; . Dr. Bur
tan’s service started in August 194
as assistant physician in the Marine
Dispensary. Mr. Preston came _ tc
Lago in December 1947 as a dispen

grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren,

In charge of the 10th anniversary and 34 great-great-grandchildren
program is the Lago Heights Ad- | came to the typical house at \
visory Committee under the chair-|dera to congratulate the mat
manship of Kelly Wong. wishing her many more happy years.

dancing at 8:30 Sunday evening.













Anne gets a bouquet on her arriva,
at Dakota.





Anne Arrindell, former Lagoite
and sister of J. J. Arrindell of Ca
talytic, returned to Aruba last mont
ifter three years of medical secretary
studies in the United . Follow
ng two years at Fisher School ir
Boston, during all of which she stay



















sary attendant in the Medical De d on the honor roll, she went o1
partment. ‘or an additional year at Bostor

In the Mechanical Department, Ed : Jniversity. Her studies as a special
gar J. Hillstead was appointed tech is. Ga ized medical otary included Ja-
nical supervisor in the Administration boratory cov nd actual training
and Technical he High point of the annual Fourth of July community barbecue sponsored by at the M chusetts Memorial

Group, replaces
L. G. Wannop, who was named zone
supervisor in Zone 3. Mr. Hillstead’s



Hospital, as well as broad cultura

the Lago Community Council was the drawing for the Legion Lottery. Birg- i
training.

itti Gregersen, blindfolded, draws the numbers, while M. D. Dieken, Ac-





Lago service began in March 1931 counting, announces the winners. Co-winners of the 1951 de Soto Sedan Among her greatest thrills was
as a second class helper in M&C. were Walter Radell and Peggy Hayes. Etta Williamson won the second her first snowstorm. She e 2
Until his new assignment, he was prize, a record player, and Garvis Roby won the third prize, a portable type- sightseeing in New York, 2
assistant general foreman in the In- writer. Speakers for the occasion were Acting Lt. Gov. F. A. Jas and_ well-ple; sed with Boston, but



strument Department. American Vice-Consul H. Reid Bird. it’s wonderful to be back.





July 20, 1951

SERVICE AWARDS



20-Year Buttons




Commissz
Aris Sonneveldt
Edgar Robertson
Gordon Forde
Lawrence Kydd
Benedicto Brissen
Simon Croes
Augus Kelly
Mansfield Hall
Bruno Ras
Russell John
Frederik Beaujon
Rafael Acher
Charles Hughes
George Baynes
Frederick Ritfield
Calito Angela
Alexander Simon
Gerardus Van Den Berg
James Newton

Process
Marine
Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet





Pipe
Garage





Accounting
Shipyard
Powerho
Rec. & Ship.
Machinist



Lake Fleet

10-Year Buttons



Robert Klaiber Medical
Charles Fleming Yard
Bas o de Mey Instrument
Baldwin Baptiste Col. Maint.

Johan Jansen
Vicente Krozendijk
Samuel Games
Henry Lieveld

George Hillocks Utilities
Jacobo Maduro Laboratory
Fabiano Kelly Laboratory
Julio Croes LOF
Augustus McKenzie Utilities

Pablo Kock
Alvaro Gomes
Francis Camacho
Arthur Gouveia




John Cable Accounting
; Stuart Malmberg Accounting
Johnson Simon Lake Fleet
John Selix Lake Fleet
Felis Winklaar Lake Fleet
Bonivacio Boezem Lake Fleet
William Hazel Lake Fleet
Albertus Cicilia Lake Fleet
Charlles Berkel Lake Fleet

Francisco Thode
; Petrus Frans

Lake Fleet
Lake Fleet





Victor Nicolaas Lake Fleet
Cutbert McFarlane Lake Fleet
Leon Kock Laboratory
Reginald Tonge LPD
Frank Thomson Lago Club
Teresa Schaup Medical
Antonio Koolman Accounting
Pedro Thielman Shipyard
Marcelo Maduro Utilities
Ivan Irwin LOF
Hadwig De Robles Cracking
Fedarico Luidens Cat. & L. E.
Lino Lacle Cat. & L. E.
Josue Duzant Yard
Felipe Quandt Electrical
Edward Gilmore, Jr. TSD



Curtis Leonard

Process

Fireworks at

held
s. 4th of July lit
up the night sky above the lagoon in
Lago Colony. Rows of parked cars

The brilliant fireworks display

to celebrate the U



are shown at the bottom of the

picture, and the barge from which

the fireworks were fired is at the
far left.












July 20, 1951



To commemorate Venezuela’s national
independence day, Consul General of
the United States of Venezuela,
Ramon Madrid, held a reception at
the Consulate on Thursday, July §
Here he welcomes Lago President
J. J. Horigan. Consul Victor Aven-
dano stands at left.



Pa conmemora dia di independencia
nacional di Venezuela, Consul General
di Venezuela, Ramon Madrid a tene
un recepcion na Consulado Diahuebs,
5 di Juli. Aki nos ta mira dunando
bonbini na Presidente di Lago, J. J.

Horigan. Na banda robez, Victor
Avendano, Consul Adhunto di Vene-
zuela.

Bids To Be Accepted For
New Big Oranjestad Stadium

3ids will be accepted July 30 for
construction of a sports stadium in
Oranjestad, and estimated completion
date on the project is May 1952. The
new stadium will include the grounds








of the present Wilhelmina Sport
Park, plus additional ground west
and south of the Park; it will be

built in the shape of an oval.

A covered grandstand will have two
wings and a center tion; each wing
will seat 50 and the center
portion y seats for 48 offi-
cials. Dressing rooms and washrooms
will be located below the grandstand,









anding room for 8000 people wi!
be provided, and there will bu .!ree
refreshment stands.

ails of the stadium were des-
to members of the Aruba Press
Association on July 11. Present to
bring the press up to date on the
project were A. v.d. Berg, head of
Public Works, and hi nt, Mr.
Schuit; F. de P. Wever, representing
the Foundation for Construction of a
Sports Stadium in Aruba; and Mr.
Hamers of the Aruba Construction
Company.

Mr. Wever presented
information on the proj |
ed out that the Wilhelmina Sport
Park was dedicated in 1933, and|
shortly after proved to be inadequate.
Plans were made to renovate and ex-
pand it, but World War II prevented
that. In 1948 the Aruba Football Bond
named a committee to develop plans
for building a modern stadium. The
following year the Foundation for
Construction of a Sports Stadium was
set up

Estimated cost of the stadium is
Fls. 200,000. Money has been appro-
priated by the Government, and pro-
fits from a lottery and fair will also
go toward the ¢ of the project.

The stadium s designed by the
Aruba Construction Company, and
construction of it will be supervised
by Messrs. y.d. Berg, Schuit, and
Smit, all of the Public Works Depart-
ment.










background
. He point-














FOR SALE: radio-pickup,

D 6-volt battery,
AC-DC current. Brazil 144,

Esso Heights Election
(Continued from Page 1)

Francis Duvigneau, patrolman II, |
Lago Police Department, 3 years 10)
months service.

Johannes J. Merrifield, commissa- |
ryman, Wholesale Commissary, 3}
years 9 months service.

Delbert O. Ifill, electrical helper, |
M&C Electrical, 2 years 7 months. |

Eleazar A. Bend, labor helper
M&C Garage-Transportation, 3 ye
service.

rs |



Annuitant C.L.Wolfe
Tells of Europe Trip

After returning to Aruba from a
three-month tour of Europe, Annuit-
ant Charles L. Wolfe is already mak-
ing plans for another trip there. Mr.
Wolfe, who retired March 30, stopped
off in Aruba last month on his way
to the Stz








When he retired — after 16 years
Company service — Mr. Wolfe left |
by nker for rope. His daughter



Air Force officer



ried to a U.

it was there that he spent most of
his time.

Parts of Europe still showed signs
of destruction from the war, and Mr.
Wolfe was particularly d
with the reconstruction in
Holland

"Holland is really a_ beautiful
country and the people there were
wonderful to me, "he d. "I don’t
recall seeing a single building there
in ruir





efforts







Mr. Wolfe took a quick look at |
3000- |

the continent by going on a
mile 14-day bus trip. Starting from
Amsterdam, the trip took him to
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Ger-
many, Austria, Italy, and Monaco
(where he lost $10 playing roulette
at Monte Carlo).

In addition to



this trip on the

continent, he flew to London (where |

he saw former Lagoites Mr. and Mrs.
Je
Ireland, and Scotland.

Mr. Wolfe turned to Aruba on the
Esso Den H , and had high prais
for the off. and men of that ship.

"They really treated you wonder-
fully,” he said. "They made it the






most pleasant voyage I’ve ever
made.”
When Mr. Wolfe left Aruba last

month, he was setting out for the
States and retirement. But he doesn’t
intend to remain there forever.
"This European trip was a real edu-
cation”, he said. ’I’m already think-
ing of returning there sometime when
I can see more of Europe and spend
more time there.”





Leonardo R. Hodge, Garage and

Transportation, is congratulated by

William Casey (right), before his

marriage to Miss Louise Henry on
July 7.

Leonardo R. Hodge di Garage ta ri-
cibi un regalo y bon deseonan cerca
William Casey (banda drechi) den

B, | nomber di su co-empleadonan. Hodge | July 16-31
ie casa cu Senorita Louise Henry dia

7 di Juli.

stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, and |

n Lykins and John MecMurran); |

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Ma Nanie A
Celebra Un
Siglo di Bida

Laga nos bolbe atras cien anja te
dia 24 di Juni 1851. Riba e isla chi-
kito y poco conoci di Aruba a
un mucha-muher; su nomber tabata
Ana tronilia Farro. E tempo ey
no tabatin ni dokter ni verpleegster;
facilidadnan higiénico no tab.
noci, pero toch e mucha a er
y fuerte, el a casa cu Willem Giel, el
mama di 14 jioe, y el a cele-
100 anja di bida dos siman













dia cu e jioe a nace te awor; e isla
di poco importancia awor ta conoci
pa via di industria di petroleo.

Pa celebra e gran ocasion, tabatin

un misa na Nort pa Ma Nanie e

mainta ey, y durante dia su tres jioe- |

nan, y hopi di su 28 nietonan, 61 bi-
sanietonan, y 34 tataranietonan a bin
cerca dje na Matadera pa duné pa-
bien y pa deseé hopi anja mas di
bida.

Ma Nanie a conta di su casa Wil-
lem Giel, kende tabata traha den
mina di fosfaat na Seroe Cora y ta-
bata gana un yotin pa dia. Biba na
Nort, no tabata facil pa yega trabao
te na Seroe Cora; tin biaha e tabata
huur un burico, y na otro ocasion e
tabatin di cané na pia.

Ma Nanie su esposo tin 45 anja
morto. Di nan 14 jioenan tin tres na
bida ainda. E mayor, Secundina, fal-
ta dos anja pa cumpli 80 y un jioe-
homber Melecio tin mas di sesenta.
Ma Nanie ta biba hunto cu ‘su otro
jioe Paulina Lacle y su nieto Tomasa
Webb, y nan dos ta tuma turno pa
percura pa Ma Nanie. Dos jioe di
Paulina, Johan y Servasio Lacle ta
empleado di Compania.

Un biaha Ma Nanie a yega di bai
Corsouw den barco, pa bai sirbi tes-
tigo di un matamento cu tabatin. E
ta gaba cu e jioenan cu e si a subi
Trapi di 21, manera e hendenan ta
yama stadhuis na Corsouw.

Si Ma Nanie bai pa conta tur lo-
que a pasa durante su anjanan di bi-
da, lo tin di yena un boeki te pasa
pa di dos. Y sigur sigur cu lo tin
hopi storianan di Aruba di tempo
bieuw di masha interes pa ciudada-
!nonan di Aruba moderno.









Fair Planned

(Continued from Page 1)
|Klinkhamer, Porfirio Perez Ravelo,
A. M. Arends, and Henry A. Pietersz.
| The technical committee will con-
sist of H. A. Kemmink, president;
| and Nic. Schuit, Milo Daal, the Kelk-
| boom Brothers, Mrs. Ninita Lacle, J.
| Nagel, Thomas Luydens, and Jan y.d.
| Biest Beaujon.

A group from San Nicolas will
st the above committees by set-
ting up a booth at the fair grounds.
| On this San Nicolas committe: ar
'Mesdames Charles Rohee, M. ''.. 1
num, A. Clauzel, Una A~-+.so, N.
Rombouts; Mee ! Armog
and George Ev
bouts.

All contributions, cooperation, and
ance from sympathizers with
this worthy cause will be welcomed
and appreciated.











Feria pa Weeshuis
(Contin "om Page 1)
Vocalesnan lo ins!
! oe



Porfirio Perez

Henri hs-K]i amer,
Ravelo, A. M. Arends, y Henry Pie-
tersz.

Comité téenico ta consisti di H. A.
Kemmink-presidente, Nie Schuit, Milo
Daal, Hermanos Kelkboom, Sra. Ni-
nita Lacle, J. Nagel, Thomas Luydens,
y Jan v.d. Biest Beaujon.

Un grupo di San Nicolas lo yuda
e comité menciona aki riba, tumando
un tent na nan encargo. E siguiente
personanan ta figura den e comité
di San Nicolas: Sras. C. Rohee, M.
Rathnum, A. Clauzel, U. Amoroso,
H. Rombouts; Sres. D. Armogan, G.
Evelyn, Benny Rombouts.

Tur contribucionnan, cooperacion y
yudanza di simpatizadornan pa es
| bunita doel ta bonbini y lo worde al-
‘tamente aprecia.





|

Schedule of Paydays

Semi-Monthly Payroll
July 1-15 Monday, July 23
Wednesday, August 8
Monthly Payroll
Thursday, August 9



July 1-31



This informal picture, taken in the former Zone 1 office, shows that the
lunch facilities there are being well used. The interior of the building has
been repainted, equipped with picnic-type tables and benches.

E portret aki ta mustra e lugar di come, cu antes tabata Zone 1 office.
P’aden e edificio a worde renobé, y mesanan y bankinan a worde instala.

ZONE 3
OFFICE



Retiring after 21 years of service, Robert H. Baggaley is presented with
a gift and "Bon Voyage” wishes before leaving for the U.S. Robert Martin
made the presentation representing fellow workers in Zone 3 office.



ud Benny Rom-'

| Golf matches between Aruba and Curagao Ladies Golf teams here July 4
and 5 ended by the Aruba team winning the Reeve Cup. Aruba members
are, back row: Winnie Leak, Barbara Adams, Gladys Stephens, Billie
Wilson, Frances Uhr, and Chickie Keding. Curacao team, front row: Gwen
Fosbrook, Willy Mater, Betsy Bouwens, Marie Wenink, Mairette Van

Oorschott, Vivian Westbury, and Rena Koole.





at the Grand Dance at the Lago Club July 21 are the

"Caribbean Boys” above. From left to right: Oscar Steba, Tirso Steba,

Daniel Sneek, Juan Kock, N. Ridderstap, Horacio Franken, Boy Bergen,
Tommy Van Kleef, Frans Van Kleef, and Donald J. Pieters.

Scheduled to play

(Photo by C. I. Tromp)

Caribbean Boys, e orquesta aki riba lo toca na Lago Club dia 21 di Juli
pa celebra di 10 aniversario di e Club.
ARUBA ESSO

NEWS

Tapline

.. world’s greatest pipe line

The last issue of the Aruba Esso News told of the
beginnings of Tapline, world’s biggest oil pipe line. Tapline
— built by the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company — con-
nects the oil fields of eastern Saudi Arabia with the Me-
diterranean.

At the end of the first installment, Tapline was in a
mess. The Department of Commerce had suddenly refused
to issue any more licenses for shipment of materials from
the United States to Saudi Arabia. This left Tapline with
a large number of employees, a fleet of ships to carry
materials — and no pipe.

How Tapline overcame these problems in told in this
concluding section.

The story of Tapline is adapted from material published
by the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Company, with pictures
by Arabian American Oil Company and International

Bechtel Inc

Arab employee of the Arabian American Oil Company.

Part Il.

There was only one sensible course
to follow. The ships were turned
back to other world traffic. Much of
the American personnel on the Tap-
line site was flown home. Work was
retarded so that it would only keep
up with the pipe and other materials
already on hand and stockpiled. Al-
together a full year was lost before
OIT decided to resume licenses for
export.

One of the great problems of the
whole project was the matter of per-
sonnel. From the very first Tapline
decided to use as many local people
as possible, and that decision has
been followed throughout.

For one thing, the American per-
sonnel, like the American machinery
and materials, had to be flown or
sent by ship half-way round the
world. There was no other course to
follow for materials and machines,
but there was a vast pool of Arab
personnel to draw from more or less
on the spot.

The line was to be laid right
through the heart of the Moslem

world, which long had been closed |

to non-Moslems, and it seemed only
just that the Arabs
should play as large a role as pos-
sible in the project that was to
change their manner of life in so
many ways.

There were two main difficulties,
language and inexperience. As soon
as the course was laid out and the
work began, Arabs came to the
work-sites from the big oases and
even Mecca and the Red Sea ports
in large numbers. But few of them
spoke even a few words of English,
and only a handful of Americans
spoke any Arabic.

And so the work began under

Twelve-truck convoy lines up before leaving Ras el Mishaab, Tapline supply port on the
Persian Gulf coast. Convoys like this supplied lin F
wateriais that went into building the 1068-.aue iong tine.

themselves |

conditions reminiscent of the Tower
|of Babel, but patience and_perse-

verance won out. Men who work side |

by side day after day are bound to
find means of communication. At
first sign language was all that was
possible, and training had to be done
|entirely by showing how something
was done, showing it over and over
|until the process was understood,
| practiced and perfected. But grad-
jually words came to be exchanged
and slowly but surely a language
came into being along the pipe line.
It isn’t Arabic, and it certainly isn’t
English, but it’s a workable com-
bination of the two which both
| groups can understand.

| The second difficulty was training,

not merely the training of hands to|three times in a working day of| in the beginning as unpredictable as |

| do unaccustomed tasks but really the
|making over of the whole way of
life of thousands of people. The
Arabs’ living conditions,
| primitive, had changed little since
| the days of the Prophet. Now sud-
|denly they were face to face with

| the mysterious ways of a technologi- |

| cal civilization.
The Arabs

| adaptable.
Most of these

seen even such simple tools

proved surprisingly

as a

yet in time they became skilled work-
men in a hundred different western
trades. They have driven giant
trucks, bulldozers, diggers and tren-
chers. They have blasted rock and
welded pipe. They operated the self-
propelled cars of the skyhook at Ras
el Mishaab, to swing 10-ton loads of
pipe three miles through the air from
the man-made sea island in the Per-
sian Gulf.

hard and |

Arabs had never |

screwdriver or a monkey wrench, and |

The Arab temperament has seemed
to mesh easily with that of the Ame-
ricans. But he has remained a devout
Moslem throughout all the other
changes in his way of life. The fact
that the Americans have respected
his religious customs, in fact that
the working schedule along the line
was arranged to conform to those
customs, played perhaps a major
part in bringing about the mutual
good will which led to efficient ope-
ration.

For instance, when a foreman
gives an order to perform a certain
|job, the Arab accepts the order with
|the word "Jnshallah”, if God wills.
| And the foreman bows unquestion-
|ingly to that qualification. Also,

eight hours, the Moslem worker stops
his truck or puts down his tools,
walks a short distance away for pri-
vacy, and facing toward Mecca
prostrates himself on the ground for
his devotions. Such interruptions are
never questioned nor is any attempt
made to shorten them.

Friday is the Moslem day of as-

sembly and Arabs are accustomed to |

repair for their noon prayers to a
mosque, if one is available, or other-
wise to some other place of their
choosing. To meet this religious rou-
tine Tapline established a work week
ending Thursday noon and beginning
Saturday morning.

Greatest work delay due to the
| difference in religions occurs during
the Moslem month of Ramadan. For
that entire month the devout neither
eat nor drink between sunrise and
sunset. When Ramadan falls in the

|hot season, work without drinking |
| water becomes a torture no man can |

July 20, 1951

A merchant of the town of Hofuf, in Saudi Arabia.

| objection to returning to work in the
cool of the evening.

From the beginning it was the
|aim of Tapline executives to use just
|as large a percentage of Arabs as
| possible. Because of the understand-
ing policy adopted toward them, and
the patient and expert on-the-job
| training courses, it early became
possible to increase the Arab per-
centages. Finally Tapline had about

14,600 Arabs in its employ, against
jless than 2,000 Americans both on
Be job and at home.

| Another entirely different person-
|nel problem cropped up early in the
Tapline construction period, a pro-
blem that still and presumably al-
ways will continue to exist. It was

the Palestine conflict or the sudden
suspension of quarterly licenses by
| the OIT when the line just well
begun. It involved water, that pri-
celess desert commodity.

The great circle route mapped for
| Tapline coincided with none of the
ancient camel trails of the nomad
tribes which have inhabited the de-
sert since long before Bible day
There are places where such camel
trails cross the Tapline route, and
they have long been used for the
annual migrations in search of water
and fodder. Tapline adopted <
wherever such a trail ¢
| pipe line where the pipe wa
above the desert floor, of construct-
ing earthen ramps so the Arabs and
their herds might pass without
| trouble.

There was no water well, no oasis,
anywhere within reach of the line
from the Persian Gulf to the frontier
of Lebanon. And each Tapline wor-

The more proficient became sub-| stand through a full day. And so for| ker needed two gallons of water a

contractors in their own right, em-
ploying anywhere from 25 to 1,000
other Arabs along the line.

’s construction crews with all

|that period Tapline reduced its work
day to six hours. But when work
|was pressing, the Arabs made no

the many

copious dosing of salt
keep going.

of such men

day, with
| tablets, just to
were thousands

Completing the anchor at a 13-degree bend of the trans-
miles south of Qatif, Saudi Arabia. This section is part of 1 ¢ i
system which ties in with Tapline at Qaisumah, in Saudi Arabia.

| regular

| tanks

| Bedouin

elevated |

There | t
and| was the only known way of life on

water trucking became a major pro-
blem demanding some y solution.

So Tapline began drilling wells. It
started right at the ern terminal,
the manufactured seaport of Ras el
Mishaab, which was 40 miles from
the nearest drinkable water, and that
wasn’t too drinkable. The wells
driven there failed and engineers
turned for a time to attempts at
distilling fresh water from the sea
but that did not prove adequate. In
fact the water problem at Ras el
Mishaab has not yet been solved sa-
tisfactorily

But far greater success was achiev-
ed out along the line as it crossed
sand and flint and salt marshes of
the slanted, wind-torn desert.

Of 52 wells drilled, 40 brought in
water. By that time six main oil
pumping stations had been set up at

interv along the pipe
and the main water storage
were constructed by
stations. The others were
along the line so that nowhere
there a long haul for crews in the
field.

It took two years to drill all those
40 wells, but the unexpected problem
they created manifested itself when
the first brackish water was pumped
up to the surface. Apparently every
in Arabia heard about it
diately.
rliest antiquity hundreds

of Bedouin nomads have
ranged all over the t desert lands
southwest of Tapline’s route. Each
March or April they have migrated
300 miles or more north-eastward to
grazing lands in the Euphrates Val-
ley. Then in October or November
there would be a return migration for
winter grazing in the desert. During
those hard migrations a large per-
centage of the herds died, but that

route,

im
Since
of thousand:

four-and-a-half

pipeline r
line gathering

pipe

rabian
Aramco’s




1951

July 20,



Members of a Tapline welding crew
of the pipeline on the desert ne
main line weld was completed in







A ditcher opens a neat five-foot trench along the pipe-
line right-of-way, towing behind a heavy drag to smooth

the ditch floor. About 60 per cent of

the desert and it was philosophically |

accepted

It w so accepted until Tapline’s
first water well came in. Then,
though word had spread across the
desert by mental telepathy, the ho-
rizon darkened with the converging
tri They made their camps by the
wate

As far back as a year ago a rough
count indicated that one well alone
was supplying water to 12,000
douin, 20,000 camels, and 40,000 fat-
tailed sheep and goats. It was esti-








as
















ated that during the summer of
50 Tapline was supplying free
water, all along the line, to more
than 150,000 camels and_ perhaps
double that number of sheep and

goats. Some 100,000 Bedouins had by

that time set up camp around ths
water holes. There are water tanks
at each pumping station and troughs




have been er



sted to facilitate the
watering of livestock. It is not unus-
ual to se veral thousand animals
lined up waiting their turns at these
troughs.

The nomad Bedouins
until now ived any
vice by trained docto
Tapline doctors are
time to k
their se





have never
medical ser-
and dentist
working over-
ep up with the demand for
ces.

While the Bedouins











were getting
their first experience of a more
settled way of life, the steady stream









of materials from far-away America
rolled always past their camp sites.
Supplying the materials was the
peacetime problem in lo-
The needs were so im-
mense and so varied that they came
from approximately 5,000 different
firms, many of which never realized
that the orders they were filling were
destined for the world’s mightiest
oil pipe line.

Shipment was planned and carried
out so that each article arrived
the work site shortly before it y
needed, to prevent mountainous


















pil at the terminals. Next to the
pipe itself, perhaps the greatest
single item automotive equip-



ment. The desert fleet of cars and
trucks consisted of more than 1,500
units.

These included 150 of the giant
50-ton trucktractors for hauling the
pipe itself, 120 ten-ton trucks, 500
» 80 refrigerator trucks and
trailers for transporting pe ible
foods, 60 fuel and water trucks, 12
lunch-serving trailers, 40 buses of
60-passenger capacity, 10 sixty-pas-
senger trailers, and some 400 other
vehicles including passenger cars,
station wagons, jeeps and a variety
of other types. i

And even all this was in addition
to earth-handling machines, bull-doz-
ers, Caterpillars, ditchers, graders
and so on almost without end.

Conditions were difficult for all
these vehicles — sand and rock and










r Qaisumah. The final
»ptember 1950. Arab
workmen learned new skills readily.



weld two sections

Tapline is buried.

terrific heat. To meet such conditions
the big trucks were equipped with
double radiators having twice the
capacity of the largest used else-
where. Each truck carried 300 gallons
of gasoline, the tanks being six-foot
lengths of the 30-inch pipe.






Chief trouble at first was with
the tires. Pipe rying trucks and
trailers were equipped with eight, ten





2-ply tires 14 x 20 and in sandy

or
d they were inflated only from

5 to 20 pounds. These tires were so
big that when punctured they could
the

only be lifted on and
winch and carried in the lead tru
of each convoy. And at first punct-
ures were a major problem. Investi-
gation showed that of the
trouble came from small pieces of
welding rods and other scraps
metal strewn along the highway as

off by

most



of



the great pipe was pushed across th
desert as fast as a mile or more a
day. Once that was determined the!





ally

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Painting and wrapping pipe prevents corrosion. When

pipe was ready to be buried, machines such as this

painted it with special asphalt coating, then wrapped
it in heavy kraft paper and glass fiber floss.

Side boom tractors lowering wrapped pipe into ditch
along Tapline’s right-of-way. The giant pipeline crosses
some of the most varied terrain in the world.

highway was patrolled by a magnet
truck which picked up all loose metal,
and tire trouble dropped to a mini-
mum.





The great automotive fleet con-
stantly moving over the pipe line
highway was augmented by airplanes



ch



rtered from Aramco.

iven the airplanes didn’t furnish
fast enough communication along the






line, so a contract was made with
Radio Corporation of America to
furnish equipment linking all sect-

ions. When the main pump stations





are completed each one will be at
the center of a small town, These
will serve for carrying on the busi-
n¢ of maintenanc2 and oper

id also will link the Americans




and Arabs living on each station with
the outer world.

Addition of six lesser pump stat-
ions or looping the line can eventu-
bring Tapline’s daily oil delive-
to the Mediterranean to 500,000



ry



barrels.

When the two great pipe lines, one
creeping eastward from Sidon in Le-
banon and the longer pushing west-
ward from Qaisumah, were finally
joined in September of 1950, a lay-
man might have thought the job w:
done except for minor details. This
was far from the truth.

When such a line laid, even far
er lines, there is an inevitable
large amount of ref ch as pie-
ces of welding rods left inside. Clear-
ing a 30 and 31 inch pipe more than
1,000 miles long is no mean project.
Here is how it was accomplished, and

ere for the first time the Atomic
ergy Commission was called upon











to aid in putting a pipe line into
business.

Line-scrapers, or pipe-pigs as the
pipe liners call them, were run
through the line to clear out the

sand and bits of metal. But this is a
tricky operation. The pipe liners like
to keep track of just where the pipe-
pigs are at any given time, especially
as one often gets stuck in the pipe.
From the AEC Tapline procured on a
loan basis capsules of irradiated co-
balt (cobalt 60) and these were plac-
ed in the pigs. Thus pipe line walkers
with Geiger counters were able to
spot the pigs at any time and make
definite reports on their progress.
Atomic energy was also used to
detect flaws in the welding. About
one out of every 20 welds was pho-
tographed by gamma rays from ra-

dium sulphate capsules inserted in
the pipe where a joint was to be
itested. A strip of this film was

wrapped around the pipe at the weld,
and the gamma rays emitted by the
capsule exposed the film to give a
picture of any flaws which might be
a source of trouble.

This was but one of the several
means taken to make as certain as
humanly possible that this biggest
diameter pipe line in history would
stand up through the years. Not only
were the welds tested by radioacti-
vity but where the pipe is buried it
was first coated with asphalt, fibre
glass and still more asphalt. Where
it is elevated it is held in ring gird-
ers, resting on concrete bases where
the subsurface is solid, and being
supported on steel bents where
subkas or marshy spots are crossed
This system is called restrained
above-ground construction, and was
devised especially for the Tapline job.
The line runs mainly straight ahead
but there are some changes of di-











rection and wherever there is such
a change of more than one degree
there are extra anchors.



After the pipe-pigs went through
the line, trailed by the clicking
Geiger counters, water flowed slowly
along for the necessary sectional h
drostatic pressure tests. And after
the water came the oil of the Arabian
fields.

Construction
that the line






timed
operating

been
start

had
could



a



at a moderate flow with two of the
main six pumping stations at work.
Output increased as other pumps
were added, pushing the oil into the
great hill tanks at Sidon. From those
tanks the oil flows out a mile by
submarine pipe line to the tankers
waiting to take it to the western
markets which depend so heavily on
petroleum for both prosperity and
peace,

The immensity of the operation
can be understood when it is real-
ized that it takes 4.9 million barrels
of oil just to fill the Arabian line.
Before one barrel can be drawn off
at Sidon it is necessary to pump in
that amount of oil. The first batch
was pumped in at the eastern end on
July 18, 1950, as Aramco could
supply it while meeting its other re-
quirements.

But just filling the pipe wasn’t
enough to insure steady operation.
In addition there had to be working
stocks of approximately a million
barrels at the western end and other
working stock at intermediate pump-
ing stations.

All in all some 6 million barrels
of oil must be in the pipe and pipe
line tanks at all times just to keep
the operation moving. And that is
more than all the oil pumped daily
from all the wells in the United
States.

Because of Tapline’s great project,

| the whole way of life is going to

change for hundreds of thousands of
people. The scenes of mankind’s
earliest civilization were in the
Middle East. Within that region lay
the Garden of Eden, the ancient cities
of Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, and
later the illustrious Baghdad. But
century after century of decline fol-
lowed the Mongol conquest in the
13th Century.

Now, oil has brought a renaissan-
ce. Thousands of Arabs have learned
western trades and tasted western
civilization. Hundreds of thousands
will be affected to larger or smaller
degree by the activity of Tapline
across the deserts of the nomads.

The Arabs certainly, through roy-
alties to the government and educat-
ion to the people, are bound to be-,
nefit greatly. Tapline and the com-
panies which own it have proved once
more that no job is ever too big for
private industry, and presumably
they will eventually receive the re-
wards commensurate with the risks
they took. And western Europe is
assured of the oil that was promi
them, oil for the rebuilding of we
shattered cities, oil for the military
strength which is the great bulwark
for peace

Perhaps best of all is the fact that
Taplin great achievement is but
the first step in a continuing pro-
gram which will bring far more oil
to the free world, and so develop
greater sinews with which to with-
stand encroachment of the totalitar-
ian plag























| Saudi Arab Bedu tent town at a new water well on the right-of-way of before thought to exi

| the trans-Arabian pipeline. Water has become available where it was never



; Bedu tribesmen have interrupted their seasonal
north-south migrations to take advantage of new water sources,
ARUBA

ESSO

NEWS



PICTURE
PARADE



wollt

for music theory

Local Com-

Examinations

mittee of the Trinity College of Music (London). Representative of the

College is Victor Goddard, left. Official visitors were Father Boradori, Rey.

D. Evans, and Marine Manager J. Andreae (not present in picture). Har-
court Pilgrim, right, is secretary of the Local Committee.

were held recently the

by

Comité Local di Trinity College of Music, di Inglaterra, a tene examen den
teoria di musica recientemente. Representante di e Colegio ta Victor

Goddard, banda robez. Huespednan oficial tabata Rey. Pader Boradori y
Rey. Domi D. Evans, y Gerente di Marine Department J. Andreae. Har-
court Pilgrim, na banda drechi ta secretario di e Comité Local.

C. D. Sexton smiles after receiving
a wedding gift from friends in the
TSD Engineering Division. Mr. Sex-
ton left for the States on furlough
this month, and was to have been
married on July 14 to Irene Tenk, a
former nurse on the Hospital staff.
The ceremony was to take place in
Washington, D.C.

Horse racing in Aruba! The Swing-
sters’ Square Garden in San Nicolas

celebrated its fourth birthday last
month by holding a horse race; five
horses were entered in the event
Other athletic events - track and field

7 . sports - also marked the occasion.
C. D. Sexton su expresion ta conten-

to ora cu e ta admira e regalo cu
amigonan den T.S.D. Engineering
Division a dune cu motibo di su ma-
trimonio cu lo tuma lugar na Merca,
dia 14 di Juli. E bruid ta Irene Tenk,
cu antes tabata nurse na Hospital.

Pustamento di careda di cabai na
Aruba. Dia di cuater aniversario di
Swingsters Square Garden, celebra-
cionnan a inclui un careda di cabai,
den cual cinco cabai a tuma parti.



The Fourth of July — U.S. independence day — was marked by a reception

at th: home of the American Vice-Consul here. In the group above, from

the left, are H. Reid Bird, American Vice-Consul and host for the evening;

Process Superintendent J. M. Whiteley; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barbour, of

the Eagle Refinery; General Manager O. Mingus; Lt. (j.g.) K. W. Larsen;

Mrs. T. C. Snedecker; and Lt. Snedecker. Lts. Larsen and Snedecker are with
the U.S. Navy.







4 di Juli, dia di independencia di Merca a worde celebra cu un recepcion na
cas di Vice-Consul Americano. Aki nos ta mira algun di e invitadonan; na
man robez nos ta mira e Vice-Consul, Sr. H. Reid Bird.



\

Willemfridus Booi, Accounting, celebrates his 50th birthday at his home

in. San Nicolas with a gala party attended by over 50 friends. He is shown

standing, center, with his daughter Irma on his right. The party was given
Saturday, June 23.

Willemfridus Booi di Accounting a cumpli 50 anja y a celebra tal aconte-

cimiento cu un fiesta na su cas na San Nicolas, asisti pa mas di 50 amigos.
Aki nos ta miré hunto cu su jioe-muher Irma na su man drechi, y algun
di e invitadonan. E fiesta a tuna lugar dia 23 di Juni.





A public exposition of the Blessed Sacrament was held on the church
grounds of St. Theresa’s Church in San Nicolas last month. The ceremony
commemorates the feast day of Corpus Christi. Taking part in the cere-
monies were a number of Lago employe plainly visible in the picture

are J. ancisco, G. A. Molloy, C. J. Schwarz, and J. R. Proterra.
(Photo by Reynold Jack.)



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Un exposicién publico di e Sagrado Sacramento a worde teni luna pasa

den cura di Iglesia Sta Theresa na San Nicolas. E ceremonia tabata pa

conmemora e dia di fiesta di Corpus Chris: Varios empl onan L

a tuma parti na e ceremonia; ariba e fotografia nos ta mira J. Frane
G. A. Molloy, C. J. Schwarz, y J. R. Proterra.







Augustin Ras, Lab I, is congratulat-
ed before his marriage to Miss Julia
Dirksz. R. C. makes the
presentation, representing fellow
‘mployees at the Lab. The couple
were married on June 28 at the St.
Francis Church

will be living at Paradera.

Peterson

in Oranjestad and

Augustin Ras di Laboratorio No. 1 ta
ricibi felicitacion di su co-empleado-
nan cu motibo di su
Senorita Julia Dirksz. R. C. Peterson
ta entregué un regalo den nomber di
tur su co-empleadonan. E casamento
a tuma lugar dia 28 di Juni na Misa
di San Francisco na Playa, y e pare-
ha lo biba na Paradera.

matrimonio cu

Eddy



C. B. Lowe before his marriage to Miss. A. R. Giel on July 7 a
Church in Noord. The couple will live at Socotoro in Oranjestad.

July 20, 1951



Jump Ball! Fast action is frozen in
the basketball game between the
Sparta and Juliana School teams.
The game, played at the Caribe Club
on June 22, opened play for the new-
ly formed Girls’ Basketball League.
Other teams in the League are
Caribe, Victoria, and Antilliana.



E portret aki ta mustra accion rapi-

do den un wega di basketbal entre

Sparta y Julianaschool. E wega, hun-

ga na Caribe Club, a habri competitie

di basketbal dia 22 di Juni. Otro

teamnan den e Liga ta Caribe, Victo-
ria, y Antillana.

General Manager O. Mingus is just
out of the range of the camera
(below). However, the effect of his
remarks plain enough on_ his
listeners’ faces. This was a lighter
moment in Mr. Mingus’ talk July 3 to
the Club Amistad - made up of In-
dustrial and Public Relations employ-
ees. He spoke on his experiences at
Harvard University’s advanced mana-

gement cours

is







Aunque Gerent: General O. Mingus
no ta riba e portret aki, loque e ta-
bata papia mester tabata basta pret
segun expresion di e miembronan di
Club Amistad, kendenan tabata seu-
cha su experencianan na Universidad
di I ard. E reunion a tuma lugar
na Club Caribe na Oranjestad.





P. Inocencia, Marine Office, is presented with a wedding gift by

St. Anna’s







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An Historic Occasion
This unusual panoramic view records an historic occasion in Aruba meet
ing of the first Island Council on July 2 Council members were sworn in
by Arubas Acting Lt Gov F A Jas also present for the occasion were
NWI Governor A A M Struycken other Government officials and pro
minent island residents Ceremonies were held at the new Island Council
jaaj c ninc
Building on John G Emanstraat in Oranjestad
E vista panoramica aki ta registra un momento historico den bida di Aruba
e prome reunion di e prome Eiland Raad cual a tuma luga dia 2 di Juli
E miembronan di Eilandraad ta duna nan huramento den man di Gezag
hebber interino F A Jas tambe presente tabata e Gobernador di Antillas
Neerlandes A A M Struycken varios oficialnan di Gobierno y cuidadono
nan prominente di e isla Ceremonianan a tuma luga na e edificio nobo
1951 cu lo worde ocupa door di Eiland Raad situa den John G Emanstraat
LTD July 20
VOL 12 No 15 PUBLISHED BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO Oranjestad
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Eight Candidates Up Feria Colecia Promotions Go to 7
August Fair To Aid Orphans pa
For Election to Esso In Technical Service
A fair to be held in August Heights Committee Fondo pa Weeshuis Mechanical Medical
will raise funds for the establish
ment of an orphans home in Aruba Election of members to the Esso
LagoClubtoMark The fair will be held on three weekends Heights Advisory Committee will Un feria cu lo tuma lugar na Augustus
in August August 10-11-12 take place on Monday and Tuesday lo colecta placa pa establece
Tenth Anniversary August 17-18-19 August 24-25-26 July 23 and 24 Eight candidates have un asilo pa huerfano weeshuis aki
Aruba E feria lo dura dos weekend
The orphanshome project was been nominated none were nomi na
begun by the ladies association nated by petition and four will be
Dances Football Softball Unitas and committees have been elected E idea famoso a bini di e asocia
and Concert Are Planned set up to carry on work in connection Normally members will be elected cion di damas Unitas y comitenan
with the fair Plans are being woikcd for two year terms In this first a worde forma en coneccion cu e fe
out to piesent one of the most sen election however the two candidates ria Tur plannan ta pa haci e feria
A Gran Fiesta celebiation will sational fairs ever seen in Aruba As receiving the highest number of votes esun di mas sensacional cu Aruba
mark the 10th anniversary of the a special feature theie will be various will get two year terms the other a yega di mil a Algo especial lo ta
Lago Club during this weekend July tents lepresenting diffeient two will seive one year teims tentnan representando gruponan di
21 and 22 Activities are being groups of nationalities that live in Purpose of the Esso Heights Advisory difeiente nacionahdadnan cu tin na
planned from sports to dancing to Aruba thus giving the fair an inter Committee is to advise and Aiuba pa asina duna e feiia un aire
symbolize the ten full yeais since national atmosphere consult with the Company on resi internacional Un comite a worde foi
1941 during which the Club has contributed A committee has been organized dents problems in connection with ma pa colecta fondonan necesario y Ferdinand G Frey James E Wanamaker
to the recreational social to collect the necessary funds and opeiation of the Esso Heights Quarters pa haci otro prepaiacionnan pa e feiia
and cultuial life of the community make other arrangements in connection and Dining Hall Miembronan di e giupo ta Sra
Saturday at 9 p m a dance will with the fail Membeis of that The eight candidates aie Angela Pieteisz Presidente Jose P
stait the festivities with music being group are Mis Angela Pietersz president Joseph Hinkson apprentice clerk Zepp Oduber Vice Presidente Joi
supplied by the Caubbean Boys Ad Jose P Zepp Oduber vice B MC Administration 3 years 9 ge de Castro VicePresidente Enrique
mission will be free for membeis president Jorge de Castio vice-president months seivice Aiieta Lara ler secretario Roberto
associate members and caid holdeis Enrique Aineta Laia first Adolphus Latham tiuck helper B Lopez Hemiquez 2do secietario Jacobo
Sports will begin on Sunday secretaiy Robeito Lopez Henrizuez TSD Lab 8 years 2 months service Lacle y Theo Hese tesoreios
morning at 10 when four teams will second secietary J Jacobo Lacle Frederick K Wiltshire yaidman Continud na jmgina 3
compete in a knock out Softball tieasuier Theo Hese second treasui special Yaid Depaitment 3 yeais 6
series At 230 an all giils softball er months service
All SR Get
match will attract plenty of attention Commissioneis will include thiee Marshall A George Janitor MC Employees
Football fans will see what promises members of Unitas and Mrs Fede- Adminstration 3 years 9 months seivice New Cost of Living Bonus
to be an exciting match be rica Arends Mis Elizabeth Hemichs-
Turn to Page 2 Column 2 Turn to Page 3 Column 3 Turn to Page 3 Column 1 In a special meeting with the Lago
Employee Council on July 1G Mana
gement announced figuies in the Cerilio Maduro Roman Croes
latest cost of living suivey The new
bonus becomes effective August 1 and
1950 Capiial Awards Received By Huising and Burgos will months continue for the next three
i The new bonus is 92G per cent
compaied to the previous cost of liv
ing bonus of 763 per cent The new
bonus is 926 per cent of legular and
oveitime earnings and acting or
tempoiary allowances
When this latest survey was made
the cost of living study now being
canied on by Technical Consultant
Laurence DeTiude hnH not been
completed As a lesult the new figuie
of 926 per cent is based on the old
cost of living system
Howard R Preston Edgar J Hlllstead
/ N rfsar IB ; vfeBrf 78al I I Bonus pa Costo dl Bida Piomotions recently went to seven
K "' vt ? ' ira / /-m-Twwp .. mwsn M
employees four in the Technical Service
Den un reunion especial cu Lago Depaitment two in Medical and
Employee Council dia 16 di Juli Di one in the Mechanical Depaitment
rectiva a anuncia resultadonan di e Named to new positions in TSD
ultimo costo di bida E bonus nobo ta weie Feidinand G Frey James E
drenta na ngor dia 1 di Augustus y Wanamaker Cerilio Maduio and Ro
lo continua pa e siguiente ties luna man Croes
nan Mr Frey was named gioup head
E bonus nobo ta 926 por ciento A Metals Inspection in the Equipment
mientias cu esun anterior tabata Inspection Group replacing
Presentation of the 1950 Capital awards took place on 763 por ciento E bonus nobo ta 9 26 Carl E Rogers resigned Mr Freys
July 6 in the Main Office Conference room President Second Capital award went to Vincent Burgos Drydock por ciento di ganamento regular of di Lago service goes back to October
J J Horigan above congratulates Herman Huising for His award of Fls 600 boosted his total winnings for a oveitime y di cualkier ganamento 1946 when he joined EIG as an
his idea which won the first award of Fls 1000 His single idea to Fls 1700 Samuel Joseph who has left extra sea tempoiaiio of inteiino equipment inspector A Last January
idea has earned him a total of Fls 4000 the Company and Walter G Byer on vacation were Ora cu e ultimo rcsumen a worde he was transfeired to the Mechanical
not present to receive the third and fourth awards haci e estudio di costo di bida cu Department as an assistant zone su
e Consehero Tecnico Lauience De visor
Presentacion di premionan capital di Coin Your Ideas Segundo premio capital di Fls 600 di Coin Your Ideas Trude ta haciendo no tabata com pei Mr Wanamaker was named to the
a tuma lugar dia 6 di Juli na Main Office Presidente tabata suerte di Vincent Burgos di Drjdock Samuel pleta pa es motibo e por ciento nobo position of gioup head B EIG zone
J J Horigan aki riba ta felicita Herman Huising pa Joseph kende a kita foi Compania y Walter G Byer no 926 ta basa riba e sistema bieuw di
su idea cu a gana e prome premio capital di Fls 1000 tabata piesente pa ricibi tercer y cuarta premionan costo di bida Turn to Page 2 Column 1
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
July 20 1951
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Aiis Sonneveldt Process
Edgar Robertson Marine
Gordon Forde Lake Fleet
Lo Aruba Chess Players Lawrence Kydd Lake Fleet
Playa Haya Benedicto Brissen Garage Trans
To Match Wits With Simon Cioes Pipe
Stadium Pronto Augustin Kelly Garage
South American Master Mansfield Bruno Ras Hall Acid Cracking Plant
Russell John
Ofertanan lo worde accepta dia 30 Marine
The gieat South American chess Fiederik Beaujon Accounting
di Juli construccion di un stadium
pa master Mendel M Najdorf will be Rafael Acher Shipyard
na Oranjestad segun plannan e pio m Aruba late this month to pit his Charles Hughes Powerhouse
lo keda completa na Mei di
yecto skill against that of island chess George Baynes Rec & Ship
1952 E stadium nobo lo inclui
anja players He is expected to be here Frederick Ritfield Machinist
actual di Wilhelmina Spoit
tereno sometime between July 25 and 30 Calito Angela Pipe
Park tambe mas tereno pabao y
y Alexander Simon
Najdorf recently took pait in the Piocess
pa zuid di e Park lo e worde con Gerardus Van Den
international chess tournament held Berg MC
strui den forma di un oval in New Yoik The American player James Newton Lake Fleet
Lo tin un tribuna di ties seccion
Rezhevsky won this tournament and
di mei mei ta tuma 48 hende
e parti
Najdorf together with the Dutch 10 Year Buttons
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nan di cada banda ta tuma 582 winner Medical
cada un Cuartonan di troca paiia y Charles Fleming Yard
Najdorf is especially skillful at Basilio de
bafionan lo woide instala bao di e Mey Instrument
tribuna y lo tin un cuarto di confe playing simultaneous games In 1947 Four generations are represented in this picture of Ana Setronilia Giel Baldwin Baptiste Col Maint
rencia riba dje Lo tin lugar di para he set a world lecoid by playing 45 together with her descendants From left to right are her daughter Paulina Johan Jansen Garage
pa 8000 hende y lo tin tres lugar di games simultaneously while blindfolded Lacle her great granddaughter Tomasita Webb and her granddaughter Vicente Krozendijk Laundry
he Von 39 diew four and Samuel Games
bende refresco Tomasa Webb Commissary
lost two In 1950 at Sao Paulo he Henry Lieveld
Detayenan di e stadium a woide Utilities
duna na miembronan di Asociacion di set another world lecord when he won E portret aki ta representa cuater generacion Nan ta Ana Setronilia Giel George Hillocks Utilities
Prensa di Aiuba dia 11 di Juli Es 226 out of 250 games played simultaneously di cien anja hunto cu su descendientenan Di robez pa drechi su jioe Paulina Jacobo Maduro Laboratory
nan presente pa duna tur informacion drew 15 and lost nine for Lacle su bisa nieto Tomasita Webb y su nieto Tomasa Webb Fabiano Kelly Laboratory
a peicentage of 934 cent Julio Croes
per LOF
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Najdorf is expected to play one Augustus McKenzie Utilities
Schuit
Sr
Werken asistente
y su group of simultaneous games in Sees Pablo Kock Cat & L E
F de P Wever representando e Or 100 Years of Aruba
ganization Construccion di un Aruba and two in Curacao Arrange Alvaro Gomes Cracking
pa
ments for his matches heie Francis
di are being Camacho Cracking
Stadium na Aruba y Sr Hamer
Aruba Bouw Maatschappij handled by the Oranjestad Chess The oldest living Aiuban in Mrs Of her fourteen children only three Arthur Gouveia LOF
Sr Wever a bisa cu Wilhelmina Club Ana Setronilia Giel who celebrated have been able to survive their John Cable Accounting
Sport Park a worde dedica na anja her 100th birthday two weeks ago mother to this date Her eldest child Stuart Malmberg Accounting
1933 y cu poco tempo despues el a How long a time is 100 years Secundina will be 80 in another Johnson Simon Lake Fleet
proba di ta inadecuado Plannan pa Girls Basketball League Lets go back a century to 1851 On couple of years a son Melecio is John Selix Lake Fleet
renobe y hacie mas grandi a worde June 22 the San Francisco Fire in his sixties Ma Nanie lives with Felis Winklaar Lake Fleet
discuti pero guerra a stroba Na Official Schedule destroyed 2500 buildings During that her daughter Paulina Lacle and her Bonivacio Boezem Lake Fleet
1948 Aruba Voetbal Vond a nombra year London held its first international granddaughter Tomasa Webb who William Hazel Lake Fleet
un comite pa desaroya plannan pa exposition And on June 24 take turns caring for her Paulinas Albertus Cicilia Lake Fleet
construi un stadium moderno E anja July 20 at Caribe something new was added to the sons Johan and Servasio Lacle are Charlies Berkel Lake Fleet
siguiente un Organization pa Construccion Caribe vs Julianaschool population of Noord a baby girl who Lago employees Francisco Thode Lake Fleet
di un Stadium na Aruba a Spaita vs Victoiia was named Ana Setronilia Fario A highlight in her life although I Petrus Frans Lake Fleet
worde estableci July 27 at RCA Doctors or nurses were not present with an unpleasant connection was Victor Nicolaas Lake Fleet
Costo di e stadium ta calcula na Julianaschool modern hygenic facilities were un a voyage to Curacao by schooner the Cutbert McFarlane Lake Fleet
vs Sparta
Leon Kock
Fls 200000 Gobiemo a duna subsi Victoria Antillana known yet this gill grew up strong only time she has left Aruba Ma Laboratory
die y placa di un loteria y un feria vs and healthy bore 14 children and Nanie was walking home after a visit Reginald Tonge LPD
tambe lo bai pa cubri gastonan di e August 3 at Caribe now has 124 living descendants when two men who had had some Frank Thomson Lago Club
proyecto Antillana vs Julianaschool When Ana was eight years old oil disagieement decided to settle matters Teresa Schaup Medical
E stadium a worde planed pa Aruba Sparta vs Caiibe gushed out of the first petroleum out in the cunucu Ma Nanie was Antonio Koolman Accounting
Pedro
Bouw Maatschappij y su construccion August 10 at RCA well in Titusville Pa She was a witness to the fight and the murder Marcelo Thielman Shipyard
lo tuma lugar bao di direction di Caribe Antillana mairied by the time the Suez Canal for one of the men was left Maduro Utilities
vs han Irwin
Senjores vd Berg Schuit y Smit tur Julianaschool Victoria was opened with a knife in his back She was LOF
vs
di Openbaie Wei ken Anas husband Willem Giel lived summoned to testify in Curacao Hadwig De Robles Cracking
August 17 at Caribe in Nooid and worked in the phosphate Theie she had to climb The Staircase Fedrico Luidens Cat & L E
Caribe vs Victoiia mines at Colorado Point She recalls of 21 the local name for the Lino Lacle Cat & L E
William Methven Dies Sparta vs Antillana that he earned 50 cents a day Living Courthouse I Josue Duzant Yaid
in Nooid and working at the Point back Felipe Quandt Electrical
August 24 at Caiibe Looking over 100 years of an Edward Gilmore
William Methven chief engineer was not convenient when donkeys active life Ma Nanie recalls that she Jr TSD
Julianaschool vs Caribe Cuitis Leonard
on the tug Delaplaine died July 10 Victoiia Sparta weie the only means of transpoitat had to visit a doctor only once during Process
while on fui lough in England He was vs ion and were a luxury at that When the century And now with a good
58 years old he could Sanor Giel would hire a appetite and a sense of humor she
Mr Methven came to Aruba in 10th Anniversary donkey to go to his woik at other looks forward to more years with her
1931 and most of his service had been times he walked 15 miles or so to many descendants Fireworks at Night
on the Delaplaine He is survived by Contiyiued from Page 1 get to the job
his widow and thiee daughters Ma Nanie as she is generally
tween the Bachelors and the Benedicts known has suivived her husband by Ex Lagoite Completes
at 430 All of these events 45 yeais On the day of her 100th
Promotions Go to 7 will be at the Lago Club sport field birthday a Mass was said for her 3 Year Boston Schooling Wfr 5
The Lago Community Concert Band at St Annas Church in Noord in the
Continued from Page 1 will play starting at 645 and the morning and during the day her
Dixielanders will provide music for thiee childien and most of her 28
HI Light Ends Plants & Miscellan
dancing at 830 Sunday evening giandchildien 61 gieat grandchildien
us His Lago seivice staited in
In charge of the 10th anniversary and 34 great-great-grandchildren
December 1949 in
equipment
as an
spector A in EIG program is the Lago Heights Ad came to the typical house at Mata
visory Committee under the chair dera to congratulate the matriarch
Mr Maduro was promoted to group manship of Kelly Wong wishing her many more happy years
Bead C shift leader in the TSD
Laboratory No 1 Oil Inspection
Lab His Company service started in
April 1929 as a sample boy in the
Lab until his promotion he was
senior knock tester in Lab 1
Mr Croes succeeded Mr Maduro as
senior knock tester in Laboratory
No 1 His service started in Novem | BhHHHkH
ber 1932 as a messenger boy in the
Marine Office He transferred to the
Lab in August 1935 and before his
recent promotion was a knock tester
Anne bouquet her arrival
gets a on
In the Medical Department Dr
at Dakota
Rupert C Burtan was promoted to
the position of physician Dispensary
and Howard R Preston was Anne Arrindell foimer Lagoite
named to the new position of nurse and sister of J J Arrindell of Ca
supervisor Dispensary Dr Bur talytic letumed to Aruba last month
tans service started in August 1948 after three years of medical secietary
as assistant physician in the Marine studies in the United States Follow
Dispensaiy Mr Pieston came tc ing two years at Fisher School ir
Lago in December 1947 as a dispen Boston during all of which she stay
sary attendant in the Medical De d on the honor roll she went oi
partment or an additional year at Bostoi
In the Mechanical Department Ed Jniveisity Her studies as a special
gar J H illstead was appointed tech ized medical secretary included laboratory
nical supervisor in the Administration courses and actual training
and Technical Group he replaces High point of the annual Fourth of July community barbecue sponsored by at the Massachusetts Memorial The brilliant fireworks display held
L G Wannop who was named zone the Lago Community Council was the drawing for the Legion Lottery Birg Hospital as well as broad cultuial to celebrate the US 4th of July lit
supervisor in Zone 3 Mr Hillsteads itti Gregersen blindfolded draws the numbers while M D Dieken Ac training up the night sky above the lagoon in
Lago service began in Maich 1931 counting announces the winners Co winners of the 1951 de Soto Sedan Among her greatest thrills was Lago Colony Rows of parked cars
as a second class helper in MC were Walter Radell and Peggy Hayes Etta Williamson won the second her first snowstorm She enjoyed are shown at the bottom of the
Until his new assignment he was prize a record player and Garvis Roby won the third prize a portable type sightseeing in New York and was picture and the barge from which
assistant general foreman in the In writer Speakers for the occasion were Acting Lt Gov F A Jas and well pleased with Boston but says the fireworks were fired is at the
strument Department American Vice Consul II Reid Bird its wonderful to be back far left
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July 20 1931 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
a Nanie
Celebra Un
Siglo di Bida
Laga nos bolbe atras cien anja te
dia 24 di Juni 1851 Riba e isla chi
kito y poco conoci di Aruba a nace
un mucha muher su nomber tabata
Ana Setioniha Farro E tempo ey
no tabatin ni dokter ni veipleegster
facilidadnan higienico no tabata co
noci peio toch e mucha a crece salu
y fuerte el a casa cu Willem Giel el
a bira mama di 14 jioe y el a celebra
su 100 anja di bida dos siman
pasa
Hopi cambio a tuma lugar for di
dia cu e jioe a nace te aw or e isla
di poco importancia awor ta conoci
pa via di industria di petroleo
Pa celebra ocasion tabatin
e
gran
This informal picture taken in the former Zone 1 office shows that the
un misa na Nort pa Ma Nanie e
lunch facilities there being well used The interior
are of the building has
mainta durante dia
tres jioe
To commemorate Venezuelas national ey y su been repainted equipped with picnic type tables and benches
di 28 nietonan 61 bi
independence day Consul General of nan y hopi su
the United States of Venezuela Annuitant CLWolfe sametonan y 34 tataranietonan a bin E portret aki ta mustra e lugar di come cu antes tabata Zone 1 office
Ramon Madrid held a reception at cerca dje na Matadera pa dune pa Paden e edificio a worde rcnoba y mesanan y bankinan a worde instala
the Consulate on Thursday July 5 Tells of Europe Trip bida bien y pa desee hopi anja mas di
Here he welcomes Lago President
Ma Nanie a conta di su casa Willem
Victor Aven
J J Horigan Consul After returning to Aruba from a
Giel kende tabata traha den
dano stands at left thiee month tour of Europe Annuitant
mina di fosfaat na Seroe Cora y ta
Charles L Wolfe is already mak
Pa conmemora dia di independencia bata gana un yotin pa dia Biba na
ing plans for another trip there Mr
nacional di Venezuela Consul General Nort no tabata facil pa yega trabao
Wolfe who retired March 30 stopped
di Venezuela Ramon Madiid a tene te na Seroe Coia tin biaha e tabata
off in Aruba last month on his way
un recepcion na Consulado Diahuebs huur un burico y na otro ocasion e
to the States
5 di Juli Aki nos ta mira dunando tabatin di cane na pia
When he retired after 16
years
bonbini na Presidente di Lago J J Ma Nanie su esposo tin 45 anja
Company seivice Mr Wolfe left
Na banda robez Victor morto Di 14 tin tres
Horigan nan jioenan na
by tanker for Europe His daughter
Avendano Consul Adhunto di Venezuela bida ainda E mayor Secundina fal
is married to a US Air Force officer
stationed in Frankfurt Germany and ta dos anja pa cumpli 80 y un jioe
homber Melecio tin di sesenta
mas
it was there that he spent most of
Ma Nanie ta biba hunto cu su otro
his time
jioe Paulina Lacle nieto Tomasa
y su
Parts of still showed
Europe signs
Bids To Be Accepted For of destruction from the war and Mr Webb y nan dos ta tuma turno pa
Ma Nanie Dos di
percura pa jioe
Wolfe
was particularly impressed
New Big Oranjestad Stadium with the reconstruction efforts in Paulina Johan y Servasio Lacle ta
Holland empleado di Compania
Un biaha Ma Nanie a yega di bai
Bids will be accepted July 30 for Holland is really a beautiful Corsouw den barco pa bai sirbi tes
country and the people there were
construction of a sports stadium in
di matamento tabatin E
tigo un cu
wonderful to me he said I dont
Oranjestad and estimated completion
ta gaba cu e jioenan cu e si a subi
date on the project is May 1952 The recall seeing a single building there Trapi di 21 manera e hendenan ta Retiring after 21 years of service Robert H Baggaley is presented with
new stadium will include the grounds in ruins yama stadhuis na Corsouw a gift and Bon Voyage wishes before leaving for the US Robert Martin
of the present Wilhelmina Sport Mr Wolfe took a quick look at Si Ma Nanie bai pa conta tur lo made the presentation representing fellow workers in Zone 3 office
Park plus additional ground west the continent by going on a 3000
que a pasa durante su anjanan di bi
mile 14 day bus trip Starting from
and south of the Park it will be
da lo tin di boeki
built in the shape of an oval Amsterdam the trip took him to yena un te pasa
pa di dos Y sigur sigur cu lo tin
Belgium France Luxembourg Gei
A covered will
grandstand have two
storianan
hopi di Aruba di tempo
wings and a center section each wing many Austria Italy and Monaco
bieuw di masha inteies ciudada
will where he lost 10 playing roulette pa
seat 582 persons and the center nonan di Aruba moderno
portion will have seats for 48 offi at Monte Carlo
cials Dressing rooms and washrooms In addition to this trip on the < i W w & jb B w 3sS
will be located below the grandstand continent he flew to London where Fair Planned
and there will be a conference room he saw former Lagoites Mr and Mrs
upstairs John Lykins and John McMurran Continued from Page 1
Standing room for 8000 peonlp will Ireland and Scotland Klinkhamer Porfirio Perez Ravelo
be provided and there will be Iree Mr Wolfe turned to Aruba on the A M Arends and Henry A Pietersz
refreshment stands Esso Den Haag and had high praise The technical committee will consist
Details of the stadium weie described for the officers and men of that ship of H A Kemmink president
to members of the Aiuba Picss They really treated you wonderfully and Nic Schuit Milo Daal the Kelk
Association on July 11 Present to he said They made it the boom Brothers Mrs Ninita Lacle J
bring the press up to date on the most pleasant voyage Ive ever Nagel Thomas Luydens and Jan vd
project were A vd Berg head of made Biest Beaujon
Public Works and his assistant Mr When Mr Wolfe left Aruba last A gioup fiom San Nicolas will
Schuit F de P Wever representing month he was setting out for the assist the above committees by set
the Foundation for Construction of a States and letirement But he doesnt ting up a booth at the fair grounds
Sports Stadium in Aruba and Mr intend to lemain theie forever On this San Nicolas committc u
Hamers of the Aruba Constiuction This European trip was a real education Mesdames Chailes Rohee M *'. i
Company he said Im aheady think num A Clauzel Una *~ to N
Mr Wever presented background ing of returning theie sometime when Rombouts Meesrs 1 Aimogan
information on the project He pointed I can see more of Euiope and spend and George Evelyn nd Benny Rombouts
out that the Wilhelmina Sport more time there Golf matches between Aruba and Curasao Ladies Golf teams here July 4
Park was dedicated in 1933 and All contributions cooperation and and 5 ended by the Aruba team winning the Reeve Cup Aruba members
shortly after proved to be inadequate assistance fiom sympathizers with are back row Winnie Leak Barbara Adams Gladys Stephens Billie
Plans were made to renovate and ex this worthy cause will be welcomed Wilson Frances Uhr and Chickie Keding Curasao team front row Gwen
pand it but Woild War II pi evented and appreciated Fosbrook Willy Mater Betsy Bouwens Marie Wenink Mairette Van
that In 1948 the Aruba Football Bond
Oorschott Vivian Westbury and Rena Koole
named a committee to develop plans
for building a modern stadium The Feria pa Weeshuis
following year the Foundation for
Construction of Contina om Page 1
a Sports Stadium was
set up Vocalesnan lo irc1 ui tres damas di
Estimated cost of the stadium is e Asociacion Uias y ademas di
Fls 200000 Money has been appropriated Sra Fdeiicd A nds Sra Elizabeth
by the Government and profits Henri hs Klir Liiamer Porfirio Peiez
fiom a lottery and fair will also Rave1 A M Aiends y Henry Pie
go toward the cost of the project tei z
The stadium was designed by the Comite tecnico ta consisti di H A
Aruba Construction Company and Kemmink piesidente Nic Schuit Milo
construction of it will be supervised Daal Hermanos Kelkboom Sra Ni
by Messrs vd Berg Schuit and nita Lacle J Nagel Thomas Luydens
Smit all of the Public Woiks Depart y Jan vd Biest Beaujon
ment Un giupo di San Nicolas lo yuda
e comite menciona aki riba tumando
un tent na nan encargo E siguiente
FOK SALE radio pickup 6 volt battery
AC DC current Brazil 144 personanan ta figura den e comite
di San Nicolas Sras C Rohee M
Rathnum A Clauzel U Amoroso
H Rombouts Sres D Armogan G
Esso Heights Election Evelyn Benny Rombouts
Continued from Page 1 Tur contribucionnan cooperacion y
Francis Leonardo R Hodge Garage and yudanza di simpatizadornan pa es
Lago Police Duvigneau patrolman II Transportation is rongratulated by bunita doel ta bonbini y lo woide al
Department 3 years 10 William tamente
months service Casey right before his aprecia
marriage to Miss Louise
Johannes J Merrifield commissa Henry on
ryman Wholesale Commissary 3 July 7 Schedule off Paydays Scheduled to play at the Grand Dance at the Lago Club July 21 are the
years 9 months service Leonardo R Hodge di Garage ta ri Caribbean Boys above From left to right Oscar Steba Tirso Steba
Delbert O Ifill electrical helper cibi un rcgalo y bon desconan cerca Semi Monthly Payroll Daniel Sneek Juan Kock N Ridderstap Horacio Franken Boy Bergen
MC Electrical 2 Tommy Van Kleef Frans Van Kleef and Donald J Pietcrs
years 7 months William Casey banda drechi den July 1 15 Monday July 23
Eleazar A Bend labor helper B nomber di su co empleadonan Hodge July 16 31 Wednesday August 8 Photo by C I Tromp
MC
service Garage Transportation 3 years a casa cu Seiiorita Louise Henry dia Monthly Payroll Caribbean Bojs e orquesta aki riba lo toca na Lago Club dia 21 di Juli
7 di Juli July 1 31 Thuisday August 9
pa celebra di 10 aniversario di e Club
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
July 20 1951
Ta p I i n e
worlds greatest pipe line
The last issue of the Aruba Esso News told of the
beginnings of Tapline worlds biggest oil pipe line Tapline
built by the Trans Arabian Pipe Line Company connects
the oil fields of eastern Saudi Arabia with the Mediterranean
At the end of the first installment Tapline was in a
mess The Department of Commerce had suddenly refused
to issue any more licenses for shipment of materials from
the United States to Saudi Arabia This left Tapline with
a large number of employees a fleet of ships to carry
materials and no pipe
How Tapline overcame these problems in told in this
concluding section
The story of Tapline is adapted from material published
by the Trans Arabian Pipe Line Company with pictures
by Arabian American Oil Company and International
Bechtel Inc
Arab employee of the Arabian American Oil Company A merchant of the town of Hofuf in Saudi Arabia
Part II conditions reminiscent of the Tower The Arab temperament has seemed objection to returning to work in the water trucking became a major problem
of Babel but patience and perseverance to mesh easily with that of the Ame cool of the evening demanding some early solution
won out Men who work side ricans But he has remained a devout From the beginning it was the So Tapline began drilling wells It
There was only one sensible course by side day after day are bound to Moslem throughout all the other aim of Tapline executives to use just started right at the eastern terminal
to follow The ships were turned find means of communication At changes in his way of life The fact as large a percentage of Arabs as the manufactured seaport of Ras el
back to other world traffic Much of first sign language was all that was that the Americans have respected possible Because of the understand Mishaab which was 40 miles from
the American personnel on the Tap possible and training had to be done his leligious customs in fact that ing policy adopted toward them and the nearest drinkable water and that
line site was flown home Work was entirely by showing how something the working schedule along the line the patient and expeit on-the-job wasnt too drinkable The wells
retarded so that it would only keep was done showing it over and over was arranged to conform to those training courses it early became driven theie failed and engineers
up with the pipe and other materials until the process was understood customs played perhaps a major possible to increase the Arab percentages turned for a time to attempts at
already on hand and stockpiled Al practiced and perfected But grad part in bringing about the mutual Finally Tapline had about distilling fresh water from the sea
together a full year was lost before ually words came to be exchanged good will which led to efficient ope 14600 Arabs in its employ against but that did not prove adequate In
OIT decided to resume licenses for and slowly but suiely a language ration less than 2000 Americans both on fact the water problem at Ras el
export came into being along the pipe line For instance when a foreman the job and at home Mishaab has not yet been solved satisfactorily
One of the great problems of the It isnt Arabic and it certainly isnt gives an order to perform a certain Another entirely different person
whole project was the matter of per English but its a woikable combination job the Arab accepts the order with nel problem cropped up early in the But far greater success was achieved
sonnel From the very first Tapline of the two which both the word Inshallah if God wills Tapline construction period a problem out along the line as it crossed
decided to use as many local people gioups can understand And the foreman bows unquestion that still and presumably al sand and flint and salt marshes of
as possible and that decision has The second difficulty was training ingly to that qualification Also ways will continue to exist It was the slanted wind torn desert
been followed throughout not merely the training of hands to three times in a working day of in the beginning as unpredictable as Of 52 wells drilled 40 brought in
For one thing the American per do unaccustomed tasks but really the eight hours the Moslem worker stops the Palestine conflict or the sudden water By that time six main oil
sonnel like the American machinery making over of the whole way of his truck or puts down his tools suspension of quarterly licenses by pumping stations had been set up at
and materials had to be flown or life of thousands of people The walks a short distance away for pri the OIT when the line was just well regular intervals along the pipe
sent by ship half way round the Arabs living conditions hard and vacy and facing toward Mecca begun It involved water that priceless route and the main water storage
world There was no other course to primitive had changed little since prostrates himself on the ground for desert commodity tanks were constructed by these
follow for materials and machines the days of the Prophet Now suddenly his devotions Such interruptions are The great circle route mapped for stations The others were scattered
but there was a vast pool of Arab they were face to face with never questioned nor is any attempt Tapline coincided with none of the along the line so that nowhere was
personnel to draw from more or less the mysterious ways of a technological made to shorten them ancient camel trails of the nomad there a long haul for crews in the
on the spot civilization Friday is the Moslem day of assembly tribes which have inhabited the desert field
The line was to be laid light The Arabs proved surprisingly and Arabs are accustomed to since long before Bible days It took two years to drill all those
through the heart of the Moslem adaptable repair for their noon piayers to a There are places wheie such camel 40 wells but the unexpected problem
world which long had been closed Most of these Aiabs had never mosque if one is available or otherwise trails cioss the Tapline route and they created manifested itself when
to non Moslems and it seemed only seen even such simple tools as a to some other place of their they have long been used for the the first brackish water was pumped
just that the Arabs themselves screwdriver or a monkey wrench and choosing To meet this religious routine annual migrations in seaich of water up to the surface Apparently every
should play as large a role as possible yet in time they became skilled woik Tapline established a work week and fodder Tapline adopted a policy Bedouin in Arabia heaid about it
in the project that was to men in a hundred different western ending Thursday noon and beginning wherever such a trail crossed the immediately
change their manner of life in so tiades They have driven giant Satuiday morning pipe line wheie the pipe was elevated Since earliest antiquity hundieds
many ways trucks bulldozeis diggers and trenchers Greatest woik delay due to the above the desert floor of construct of thousands of Bedouin nomads have
There were two main difficulties They have blasted rock and difference in religions occurs duiing ing earthen ramps so the Arabs and ranged all over the vast desert lands
language and inexperience As soon welded pipe They operated the self the Moslem month of Ramadan For their herds might pass without southwest of Taplines route Each
as the course was laid out and the pi opelled cars of the skyhook at Ras that entire month the devout neither trouble March or April they have migiated
work began Arabs came to the el Mishaab to swing 10 ton loads of eat nor drink between sumise and Theie was no water well no oasis 300 miles or more north eastward to
work sites from the big oases and pipe three miles through the air from sunset When Ramadan falls in the anywhere within reach of the line grazing lands in the Euphrates Valley
even Mecca and the Red Sea ports the man made sea island in the Persian hot season work without drinking fiom the Persian Gulf to the frontier Then in October or November
in large numbers But few of them Gulf water becomes a tortuie no man can of Lebanon And each Tapline wor there would be a return migration for
spoke even a few words of English The moie proficient became subcontractors stand through a full day And so for ker needed two gallons of water a winter grazing in the desert During
and only a handful of Americans in their own right em that period Tapline l educed its work day with copious dosing of salt those hard migrations a large percentage
spoke any Arabic ploying anywhere fiom 25 to 1000 day to six hours But when woik tablets just to keep going There of the herds died but that
And so the work began under other Arabs along the line was piessing the Arabs made no were thousands of such men and was the only known way of life on
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Persian Gulf coast Convoys like this supplied lines construction crews with all the many miles south of Qatif Saudi Arabia This section is part of Aramco s pipe line garnering
aatenais that went inio building the 1068 ane long line system which ties in with Tapline at Qaisumah in Saudi Arabia
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
July 20 1951
barrels at a moderate flow with two of the
When the two great pipe lines one main six pumping stations at work
creeping eastward fiom Sidon in Le Output increased as other pumps
banon and the longer pushing west were added pushing the oil into the
ward from Qaisumah were finally great hill tanks at Sidon From those
joined in September of 1950 a lay tanks the oil flows out a mile by
man might have thought the job was submarine pipe line to the tankers
done except for minor details This waiting to take it to the western
was far from the tiuth markets which depend so heavily on
When such a line is laid even far petroleum for both prosperity and
lesser lines there is an inevitable psace
large amount of refuse such as pieces The immensity of the operation
of welding rods left inside Clear can be understood when it is real
ing a 30 and 31 inch pipe more than ized that it takes 49 million barrels
1000 miles long is no mean project of oil just to fill the Arabian line
Here is how it was accomplished and Before one barrel can be drawn off
here for the fiist time the Atomic at Sidon it is necessary to pump in
Energy Commission was called upon that amount of oil The first batch
to aid in putting a pipe line into was pumped in at the eastern end on
business July 18 1950 as Aramco could
cotrosion When Line scrapers or pips pigs as the supply it while meeting its other re
and wrapping pipe prevents
weld sections Painting
two
welding
Members of a Tapline crew
call them
pipe lineis were run quirements
The final pipe was ready to be buried machines such as this
of the pipeline on the desert near Qaisumah through the line to clear out the But just filling the rjirje wasnt
Arab painted it with special asphalt coating then wrapped
main line weld was completed in September 1950
sand and bits of metal But this is a enough to insure steady operation
it in heay kraft and glass fiber floss
paper
workmen learned new skills leadily tricky operation The pipe liners like In addition there had to be working
to keep tiack of just wheie the pipe- stocks of approximately a million
3r pigs are at any given time especially barrels at the western end and other
as one often gets stuck in the pipe j woiking stock at intermediate pump-
p Fiom the AEC Tapline procuied on a ing stations
loan basis capsules of iiradiated cobalt All in all some 6 million barrels
cobalt 60 and these weie placed of oil must be in the pipe and pipe
in the pigs Thus pipe line walkers line tanks at all times just to keep
with Geiger counteis were able to the opeiation moving And that is
spot the pigs at any time and make more than all the oil pumped daily
definite leports on their pi ogress fiom all the wells in the United
Atomic eneigy was also used to States
detect flaws in the welding About Because of Taplines great project
one out of every 20 welds was pho the whole way of life is going to
togiaphed by gamma rays from radium change for hundreds of thousands of
sulphate capsules inserted in people The scenes of mankinds
the pipe where a joint was to be eailiest civilization were in the
i tested A strip of this film was Middle East Within that legion lay
wrapped aiound the pipe at the weld the Garden of Eden the ancient cities
and the gamma rays emitted by the of Ur Nineveh and Babylon and
capsule exposed the film to give a later the illustiious Baghdad But
pictuie of any flaws which might be century after century of decline followed
a souice of tiouble the Mongol conquest in the
A ditcher opens a neat fie foot trench along the pipeline Side boom tractors lowering wrapped pipe into ditch This was but one of the several 13th Century
right-of-way towing behind a heavy drag to smooth along Taplines right-of-way The giant pipeline crosses means taken to make as ceitain as Now oil has brought a renaissan
the ditch floor About 60 per cent of Tapline is buried some of the most aried terrain in the world humanly possible that this biggest ce Thousands of Arabs have learned
diameter pipe line in history would western trades and tasted western
stand up thiough the years Not only civilization Hundreds of thousands
the desert and it was philosophically terrific heat To meet such conditions highway was pati oiled by a magnet were the welds tested by ladioacti will be affected to larger or smaller
vity but where the pipe is buiied it degiee by the activity of Tapline
accepted the big trucks were equipped with truck which picked up all loose metal
It was so accepted until Taplines double radiators having twice the and tiie tiouble dropped to a mini was fiist coated with asphalt fibre acioss the deserts of the nomads
first water well came in Then as capacity of the largest used elsewhere mum glass and still more asphalt Where The Aiabs certainly through roy
word carried it is elevated it is held in ring girders alties to the government and education
though had spread acioss the Each truck 300 gallons The great automotive fleet constantly
desert by mental telepathy the ho of gasoline the tanks being six foot moving over the pipe line lesting on conciete bases where to the people aie bound to be ,
the subsurface is solid and being nefit gieatly Tapline and the com
rizon daikened with the converging lengths of the 30 inch pipe
highway was augmented by airplanes
tribes They made their camps by the chaiteied from Aramco supported on steel bents wheie panies which own it have pioved once
water Chief tiouble at first was with subkas or marshy spots aie crossed moie that no job is ever too big for
As far back as a year ago a lough the tires Pipe carrying trucks and Even the airplanes didnt furnish This system is called lestiained piivate industry and presumably
count indicated that one well alone traileis weie equipped with eight ten fast enough communication along the above ground construction and was they will eventually receive the re
was supplying water to 12000 Bedouin or 12 ply thes 14 x 20 and in sandy line so a contract was made with devised especially for the Tapline job wards commensurate with the lisks
20000 camels and 40000 fat areas thsy were inflated only from Radio Corporation of Ameiica to The line luns mainly straight ahead they took And western Euiope is
tailed sheep and goats It was estimated 15 to 20 pounds These tires weie so furnish equipment linking all sections but theie are some changes of di assured of the oil that was promised
that during the summer of big that when punctuied they could When the main pump stations lection and wheiever theie is such them oil for the lebuilding of war
1950 Tapline was supplying free only be lifted on and off by the are completed each one will be at a change of moie than one degiee shattered cities oil for the military
water all along the line to more winch and carried in the lead truck the center of a small town These theie aie extra anchors strength which is the gieat bulwark
than 150000 camels and perhaps of each convoy And at first punctures will serve for cairying on the business After the pipe pigs went thiough for peace
double that number of sheep and were a major problem Investigation of maintenance and operation the line trailed by the clicking Pei haps best of all is the fact that
goats Some 100000 Bedouins had by showed that most of the and also will link the Americans Geiger counteis water flowed slowly Taplines great achievement is but
that time set up camp aiound the tiouble came from small pieces of and Arabs lhing on each station with along for the necessaiy sectional hydrostatic the first step in a continuing pro
water holes Theie are water tanks welding lods and other scraps of the outer woild pressure tests And after gram which will bring far more oil
at each pumping station and troughs metal strewn along the highway as Addition of six lesser pump stations the water came the oil of the Arabian to the free world and so develop
have been erected to facilitate the the great pipe was pushed acioss the or looping the line can eventually fields gi eater sinews with which to withstand
watering of livestock It is not unusual desert as fast as a mile or moie a bring Taplines daily oil delive Construction had been so timed encioachment of the totalitarian
to see several thousand animals day Once that was determined the ry to the Mediterranean to 500000 that the line could stait opeiating plague
lined up waiting their turns at these
tioughs
The nomad Bedouins have never
until now received any medical service
by trained doctors and dentists '
Tapline doctors are working overtime
to keep up with the demand for
their services I
While the Bedouins were getting i pr
their first experience of a more ,
settled way of life the steady stream I
of mateiials from far away America W
rolled always past their camp sites
Supplying the materials was the
greatest peacetime problem in logistics
ever The needs were so im LU
mense and so varied that they came
from approximately 5000 diffeient
firms many of which never lealized w BCaa- |
that the ordeis they were filling were
destined for the worlds mightiest
oil pipe line
Shipment was planned and carried
out so that each aiticle arrived at
the woik site shortly before it was
needed to prevent mountainous stock
piles at the terminals Next to the
pipe itself perhaps the greatest
single item was automotive equipment
The desert fleet of cars and
trucks consisted of more than 1500 a
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These included JBffigViBfc ^.
150 of the giant
50 ton trucktractors for hauling the
pipe itself 120 ten ton trucks 500 *^,.-
traileis 80 lefrigerator trucks and S r '
trailers for transporting perishable fstmmmszr irfe
foods CO fuel and water trucks 12 r .. ., .
lunch serving trailers 40 buses of
60 passenger capacity 10 sixty-passenger / 1 -""
trailers and some 400 other
vehicles including passenger cais
station wagons jeeps and a variety
of other types /
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to earth handling machines bull-dozers
Caterpillars ditchers giaders
and so on almost without end
these Conditions weie difficult for all Saudi Arab Uedu tent town at a new water well on the right-of-way of befoie thought to exist Bedu tribesmen hae interrupted their seasonal
vehicles sand and rock and the trans Arabian pipeline Water has become available where it was never north south migrations to take advantage of new water sources
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July 20 1951
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PARADE
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Willemfridus Booi Accounting celebrates his 50th birthday at his home
in San Nicolas with a gala party attended by over 50 friends He is shown fjmjm
standing center with his daughter Irma on his right The party was given
Saturday June 23
Willemfridus Booi di Accounting a cumpli 50 anja y a celebra tal aconte- Jump Ball Fast action is frozen in
cimiento cu un fiesta na su cas na San Nicolas asisti pa mas di 50 amigos the basketball game between the
Aki nos ta mire hunto cu su jioe muher Irma na su man drechi y algun Sparta and Juliana School teams
di e invitadonan E fiesta a tuna lugar dia 23 di Juni The game played at the Caribe Club
on June 22 opened play for the new
ly formed Girls Basketball League
Other teams in the League are
Examinations for music theory were held recently by the Local Com Caribe Victoria and Antilliana
mittee of the Trinity College of Music London Representative of the
College is Victor Goddard left Official visitors were Father Boradori Rev E portret aki ta mustra accion rapi
D Evans and Marine Manager J Andreae not present in picture Har do den un wega di basketbal entre
couit Pilgrim right is secretary of the Local Committee Sparta y Julianaschool E wega hun
ga na Caribe Club a habri competitie
Comite Local di Trinit College of Music di Inglaterra a tene examen den di basketbal dia 22 di Juni Otro
teoria di musica recientemente Representante di e Colegio ta Victor teamnan den e Liga ta Caribe Victo
Goddard banda robez Huespednan oficial tabata Rev Pader Boradori y ria y Antillana
Rev Domi D Evans y Gerentc di Marine Department J Andreae Har
court Pilgrim na banda drechi ta secretario di e Comite Local
General Manager O Mingus is just
out of the range of the camera
MlIlW r below However the effect of his
ttSSikiS2r- remarks is plain enough on his
^ listeners faces This was a lighter
moment in Mr Mingus talk July 3 to
the Club Amistad made up of Industrial
and Public Relations employ
ees He spoke on his experiences at
fS A public exposition of the Blessed Sacrament was held on the church Harvard Universitys advanced management
grounds of St Theresas Church in San Nicolas last month The ceremony course
commemorates the feast day of Corpus Christi Taking part in the ceremonies
were a number of Lago employees plainly visible in the picture
are J Francisco G A Molloy C J Schwarz and J R Proterra Aunque Gerent General O Mingus
Photo by Reynold Jack no ta riba e portret aki loque e tabata
/>IMC * ; papia mester tabata basta pret
Un exposicion publico di e Sagrado Sacramento a worde teni luna pasa segun expresion di e miembronan di
den cura di Iglesia Sta Theresa na San Nicolas E ceremonia tabata pa Club Amistad kendenan tabata scu
iwJ conmemora e dia di fiesta di Coipus Christi Varios empleadonan di Lago cha su experencianan na Universidad
a tuma parti na e ceremonia ariba e fotografia nos ta mira J Francisco di Harvard E reunion a tuma lugar
m Ml G A Molloy C J Schwarz y J R Proterra na Club Caribe na Oranjestad
C D Sexton smiles after receiving
a wedding gift from friends in the
TSD Engineering Division Mr Sex
ton left for the States on furlough Horse racing in Aruba The Swing
this month and was to have been sters Square Garden in San Nicolas
married on July 14 to Irene Tenk a celebrated its fourth birthday last
former nurse on the Hospital staff month by holding a horse race five
The ceremony was to take place in horses were entered in the event
Washington DC Other athletic events tiack and field
sports also marked the occasion
C D Sexton su expresion ta conten
to ora cu e ta admit a e regalo cu
Pustamento di careda di cabai na
amigonan den TSD Engineeiing
Aiuba Dia di cuater aniversario di
Division a dune cu motibo di su ma
trimonio cu Io tuma lugar na Merca Swingsteis Square Garden celebra
dia 14 di Juli E bruid ta Irene Tenk cionnan a inclui un careda di cabai
cu antes tabata nurse na Hospital den cual cinco cabai a tuma parti
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Augustin Ras Lab I is congratulated
before his marriage to Miss Julia
Dirksz R C Peterson makes the
presentation representing fellow
employees at the Lab The couple
were married on June 28 at the St
Francis Church in Oranjestad and
will be living at Paradera
The Fourth of July US independence day was marked by a reception Augustin Ras di Laboratorio No 1 ta
at thx home of the American Vice Consul here In the group above from ricibi felicitacion di su co-empleado-nan
the left are II Reid Bird American Vice Consul and host for the evening cu motibo di su matrimonio cu
Process Superintendent J M Whiteley Mr and Mrs W F Barbour of Senorita Julia Dirksz R C Peterson i
the Eagle Refinery General Manager O Mingus Lt jg K W Larsen
Mrs T C Snedecker and Lt Snedecker Lts Larsen and Snedecker are with ta entregue un regalo den nomber di
the US Navy tur su co empleadonan E casamento
a tuma lugar dia 28 di Juni na Misa P Inoccncia Marine Office is presented with a wedding gift by
4 di Juli dia di independencia di Merca a worde celebra cu un recepcion na Eddy
di Francisco Playa e his marriage to Miss A R Giel on July 7 at St Anna s
San na y pare C B Lowe before
cas di Vice Consul Americano Aki nos ta mira algun di e invitadonan na
man robez nos ta mira e Vice Consul Sr H Reid Bird ha lo biba na Paradera Church in Noord The couple will live at Socotoro in Oranjestad