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Aruba Esso news

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Aruba Esso news
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Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
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Aruba Netherlands Antilles
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Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
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February 26, 1955
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English
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v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.

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Lago First In Safety Contest

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Lowest Frequency

Carnival Spirit “Rocks” APUG tet ir Histon

Eveline Croes
Is Island Queen

Carnival, festive enough "to
rock the sky above, the land
beneath and the seas around us,”
rioted through Aruba last week
and left the island breathless after
three days of merry-making.

Queens, bands, music, dances, par-
ties and parades highlighted the tra-
ditional celebration of the period im-
mediately preceding the start of Lent.
Carnival events ranged from Oranje-
stad to San Nicolas and included
most of the island’s social and athle-
tic organizations.

Highlight of the celebration was
the election of the ’Carnival Queen
of Aruba” the night of Feb. 19 at the
Lago Sport Park. Some 5000 specta-
tors jammed into the park to see 14
young ladies, elected Queens” of va-
rious local organizations, compete for
the island-wide title and the trip-to-
Trinidad first prize.





The Excelsior Brass Band kicked
off the festivities arranged by the
Central Carnival Committee by pa-

rading into the stadium with all in-
struments blaring. Then Master of
Ceremonies C. I. Tromp of Lago’s In-
dustrial Relations Department an-
nounced that his fellow employee, C.
E. Lacle, has been chosen ’’Prince of
Carnival.”

Resplendent in royal attire, the)
prince urged his subjects to join him
in celebrating a carnival festive
enough "to rock the y above, the
land beneath and the s around us”
and declared the celebration officially |
open.

He called for the queen candidates,
each of whom had driven onto the}
field in an automobile. As her name
was called each hopeful, in a formal
gown, was introduced to the crowd, |
curtsied to the judges and took her |
place on the stage.

After all had been introduced the
10-member judging panel, headed by |




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Lt. Gov. Dr. L. C. Kwartsz, retired
to make their selection. During the
judges’ deliberations the Excelsior

and Princess Marijke bands played.
After some 30 minutes the judges
reappeared and announced the win-
ner — Miss Eveline Croes, queen of
the Tivoli Club. Miss Marie Mat-
thews, daughter of Alvin Matthews |
of Lago’s Mechanical Department,
was named her lady-in-waiting and
won a trip to Curacao. |
Miss Croes was crowned by Gov.
Kwartsz. After the coronation the |
queen and the other candidates, the
judges, carnival committee members
and guests went to the Netherlands
Windward Islands Welfare Associa-
tion club house to toast the queen.
The next day the center of attrac-








(Continued on page 2)







gene

SOME 5,000 persons saw Eveline Croes (center) crown-

ed "Carnival Queen of Aruba’’ at the Lago Sport Park

the night of Jan. 19. Olga Phillips, the sport park
queen, is second from left.

VOL. 16, No. 5



PUBLISHED BY LAGO






MAS o
mei) corona ''Re
Sport Park Jan. |



utibaae TKS.

menos 5,000 hende a mira Eveline Croes (mei-

park, ta segundo fo'i banda robez.

Tops 18 Refineries

Lago employees worked more
safely during 1954 than the
employees of 18 other major ref-
ineries in the United States,
Canada and Trinidad and finished
in first place in the Manufacturing
Section of the National Safety
Council’s petroleum contest, it was
announced last week.

A cable sent to Lago Feb. 15 by



Sidney Smith, an official of the
council, read, ”“Your company first
place manufacturing entire com-

panies Group A rate .68 1954 petro-
tcum contest.”

Lago manufacturing employees,
who had 10 disabling injuries while
working more than 14% million
man-hours during 1954, finished with
a frequency rate of .68. Though
complete results of the contest have
not yet been received, it is believed
Lago’s closest competitor finished
with a frequency rate of about .90.

Lago’s 1954 frequency rate was the
lowest in the refinery’s 25 years of
| operation and brought the employees,
|for the third time, first place in the





ina di Carnaval di Aruba'' na Lago
9 anochi. Olga Phillips, reina di sport









SSC

OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

safety contest. They won in 1947 and
again in 1949,

In the contest Lago competes with
|vefineries whose employees work
more than 250,000 hours per month.
| Fifteen are in the United States,
jfrom Texas to the East Coast. Some
|are operated by other Standard Oil
!Co. (N.J.) affiliates, some by com-
i peting companies. One is in Canada.
Two others Trinidad Leaseholds
and British Oilfields — are in Trini-
dad.

Through the pd





st decade workers
in these refineries have become in-
creasingly safety concious and com-



Feb. 26, 1







Empleadonan di Lago a Gana
Concurso di Seguridad Petrolero

Empleadonan di Lago a traha cu
mas seguridad durante 1954 cu e
empleadonan di 18 otro refineria-
nan grandi den Estados Unidos,
Canada y Trinidad y a termina
ganando promer lugar den concur-
so petrolero di Seccion di Refina-

cion di Conseho Nacional di Seguri-
dad, a worde anuncia luna pasa.

Un cable manda pa Lago 15 di
Ieb. door di Sidney Smith, un oficial
di e Council tabata bisa, ”Bo com-
pania tin promer lugar den refina-
cion ariba tur companianan Grupo A
frequencia .68 pa concurso petrolero
1954.”

Empleadonan di refineria di Lago,
cu tabatin solamente 10 desgracia
causando desabilidad mientras nan a



Representacion na Lago

A Worde Gaba na Party

Representacion di empleadonan | Lago Sport Park Board y orador na
tabata topico di e dos oradornan|nomber di representantenan a sigui
principal na di cinco party anual Sr. Griffin na microfoon y a bisa:
pa representantenan regular | ’Nos presencia aki ta un confir-



staff cual a atrae como 350 per- macion di nos fe y confianza den nos
moda di representacion.”

sona na Aruba Golf Club Feb. 12} I dos discursonan a precede co-

anochi. memento cual a worde sigui door di
Superintendente General F. FE. !un programa varia y boxeo,
Griffin, kende a papia na nomber di | Si. Griffin kende a splica cu un
compania, a haci un apelacion ariba | operacion tamanjo di Lago mester
representantenan pa ”munstra cu/|tin ”medionan adecuado pa determi-
boso accion cu nos presente sistema|na sentimento y opinionnan§ di
di representacion pa empleadonan ta|cmpleadonan,” a bisa cu compania
funciona bon y cu esey ta loke boso|— mescos cu otro afiliadonan di
kier preserva.” Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) a adopta
R. E. A. Martin, (Continua na pagina 2)











presidente di



traha mas di 1442 milion ora di tra-
bao durante 1954, a termina cu un
frecuencia di accidente di .68. Aun-
que resultadonan completo di e con-
curso no a worde ricibi ainda, nan
ta kere cu e competidor mas cerca di
Lago a termina cu un frecuencia di
mas o menos .90,

Lago su frecuencia pa 1954 tabata
di mas abao di e 25 anja di operacion

{di refineria y a duna empleadonan,
|pa di tres bez, promer lugar den ec

concurso di seguridad. Nan a

na 1947 y atrobe na 1949,
Den e concurso Lago ta competi cu

refinerianan di cual nan empleado-

gana

|nan ta traha mas di 250,000 ora pa

luna. Diez-cinco di nan ta na Estados
Unidos, for di Texas te na Costa
di Oost. Algun di nan ta worde
opera door di otro afiliadonan di
Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), algun di
nan door di companianan competidor.
Uno ta di Canada. Dos otro — Trini-
dad Leaseholds y British Oilfields —
ta di Trinidad.

Durante e ultimo diez
dornan den e refinerianan aki a bira

anja, traha-



sumamente consciente tocante segu-
ridad y competicion a bira masha
fuerte mientras frecuencia di acci-

dente tabata baha.

Na 1949, tempo cu Lago a gana
promer lugar cu un frecuencia di
1.64, e promedio di e
nan competidor tabata 4.98. Na 1950,
e promedio tabata 4.55; na 1951 e
tabata 4.43; na 1952 e tabata 4.13 y
na 1953, tempo cu Lago a termina
como segundo despues di Humble Oil
& Refining C e frecuencia prome-
dio tabata

Pa 1954 ta p
frecuencia




arece cu e promedio di
di accidente lo bolbe ba-

19 compania- }

petition has become increasingly stiff
as frequency rates declined.

In 1949, when Lago took first place
with a frequency rate of 1.64, the
average of the 19 competing com-
| panies was 4.98. In 1950 the aver












ge











was 4.55; in 1951 it was 4.43; in
1 it v 4.13 and in 1953, when
Lago finished second behind the
| Humble Oil and Refining Co., the
|

average frequency rate was 3.63.
tha. Pa e promer 11 luna di ¢ anja c For 1954 it appears the average
tabata 3.29. rate will again decline. For the first

IE promer luna di 1954 no a duna/11 months of the year it was ¢
|ningun indicacion cu Lago lo termina The first month of 1954 gave no
Je anja ganando promer lugar. Des-| indication that Lago would end the
|pues di tabatin cuatro accidente cu | year in first place. After having four
|perdida di tempo na December —|lost-time accidents in December
cual a haci nan perde promer lugar|which cost them first place in the
| den concurso di 1953 — emp!eadonan |1953 contest — employees suffered
a sufri cuatro accidente a more in January.









mas
Januari 1954. The company acted immediately. A

Compania a tuma accion inmedia-| Safety Study Group, composed of
{tamente. Un Grupo di Estudio pa| executives, supervisors and emp!loy-
| Seguridad, consistiendo di ehecutivo,|ees, was set up to evaluate the
hefenan y empleadonan, a worde for-| company’s safety program. A new
ma pa evalua ec programa di seguri- | wave of safety conciousness, based
dad di compania. Un ola nobo ha-jon the theory that "safety every-
ciendo empleadonan consiente tocan- | body’s business,” swept the plant.
te seguridad basa ariba e teoria cu As the months passed the effecti-
| (Continua na pagina 3) | (Continued on page 3)









Lago‘'s Representation Plan

Is Hailed At Annual Party

Employee representation was
the topic of the two main speakers
pat Lago’s fifth annual Staff and
|Regular Representatives’ Party |
which attracted some 350 persons
to the Aruba Golf Club the even- | show andibosane:

ing of Feb. 12 Mr. Griffin, who pointed out that

General Superintendent F. E. Grif-| an operation the size of Lago must
| fin, who spoke for the company, urg-| have "adequate means for determin-
ed the representatives to "show by| ing the employees’ feelings and opi-
your action that our present em-|nions,” said the company like
ployee representation works well and | other Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) affilia-
jis what you want preserved.” | tes — had adopted the committee sys

R. E. A. Martin, chairman of the| tem as the best means of communica-
Lago Sport Park Board and spokes-| tion between employee and employer.
man for the representatives, followed (Continued on page 2)

Mr. Griffin to the microphone and
said, "Our presence here is...... a con-
firmation of our faith and confidence
in our mode or representation.”

The two addre preceded dinne)
| which was followed by a2 variety









Aruba Ess NEWS

PUBLISHED

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS

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

New Policy Will Provide
Opportunity For Education

Lago and the Lago Employee Council have agreed upon a policy to
provide employees with an opportunity to continue their education
and — if rehired by the company — reacquire service credits previously

earned.

The policy, based on a request
employees the opportunity to attend
institutions of higher learning off the
island. It is applicable to all staff
and regular employees with at least
one year of service.

In order to take advantage of the
provisions of the policy, the employee
must submit a written resignation,
The resignation must include the sta-
tement the employee is resigning to
attend a specifie school.

The employee’s plans for further
education will be reviewed by the
Training Division when they are sub-

mitted with the resignation. If they |

meet the provisions of the policy, the
employee will be notified through his
supervisor.

Upon completion of his studies the
individual must — to reacquire pre-
viously earned service credits
apply for reemployment within the
next 90 days and be rehired within
an additional 90 days.

The employee may also be required

of the LEC, was drafted to give

|
| to provide certification that the time
between resignation and application
for reemployment was used to meet
the intent of the policy.

An employee who resigns under the
policy but then finds he is unable to
attend school will be reemployed in
his former position if he applies with-
in 90 days of his effective resignation
date.

Every effort will be made to rehire
an employee for his former position
if, for acceptable reasons, he resigns
but does not start or cannot continue
his studies within six months of his
effective resignation date.

The 90-day-period requirements fol-
lowing completion of the individual’s
studies may be extended on applica-
tion of the individual to cover sick-
ness, accident or other documented
reasons beyond the individual’s con-



trol.

xx Text Of Mr. Griffin's Speech xx

Text of the address presented by
General Superintendent F. EB. Griffin
at the 5th annual Staff and Regular
Representatives’ Party at the Aruba
Golf Club Feb. 12:

As we gather here tonight for
a social evening, you cannot heip
being impressed by the large
group of employees all engaged in
employee representation at Lago.
It goes without saying that in an
industrial operation as large
ours there must be adequate
means for determining the employ-
feelings and opinions and
assisting them in solving their
problems. We have approached
this need and we feel have quite
successfully solved it at Lago, not
by one elected committee, not by
two committees, but by five advi-
sory committees plus the Lago
Employee Council, the bargaining
group, with which we have a labor
contract. We all know that it took
time, training and patience on the
part of the committee members
and our supervisors to make this
committee system work.

Our company, and I mean the
worldwide group of companies
comprising the Standard Oil Com-
pany (New Jersey), has been out-
standingly successful in using a
committee approach in the conduct
of its business, not only for
employee problems, but for admi-
nistrative and operating problems
as well. For instance, at Lago we
have over 40 regular committees,
not counting staff meetings which
would be 50 more, for the conduct
of our business. We think that it
is truly a democratic way to con-
duct a business and handle our
employees’ problems.

About a year ago I made an
extensive trip with a group of
other management people from
other units of the Jersey Company
to study the organizational setup
and operations of 16 separate
Jersey aftmiates. All of these
companies are successful although
all are subject to increasingly
stiffer competition. They all had
one thing in common. That was
the very gereral use of committees
to handle problems of their
business, especially where person-
nel is involved. Their unions or
federations elected from the
employee group deal only with the
company concerned since it is the
strong feeling of all, fortified by
long experience, that a home town

as

ees’

group elected from the employee
body and with their interest in
that employee group and_ local
company, has proven to be the
best form of employee represen-
tation.

By such a system there is better
understanding of local problems,
those of the employees, the com-
pany and the community. Hence,
the interest of all these groups
can be properly protected. In other
words, it was the feeling of all
of these companies, and I had the
opportunity to talk with workers
as well as management people,
that they would not have the same
confidence in outsiders, having
other than local interests, handling
their problems.

Today and in the recent past
we have seen efforts to introduce
another type of representation to
our employees. The claim is made
of advantages to be gained by
such groups having ties with
Mexico, Denver and other far-
aw: spots of the world. Now, as
serious minded men interested in
the future of your fellow employ-
ees and this company, do we need
so-called experts with alliances
with these foreign countries to
guide the future of our employees,
perhaps in a disastrous direction?
I say ’no’ most emphatically and
know that the vast majority of our
employees feel likewise.

So, you men of the home team
who have no entangling interna-
tional alliances and with many
years of successful experience
dealing with us, I urge you to
show by your action that our
present employee representation
system works well and is what
you want preserved. It no doubt
can be further improved by the
excellent co-operation and team
spirit that has made this a great
company with an employee body
second to none.

In conclusion, I would like to
thank the members of the Lago
Employee Council, the District
Representatives group and all the
advisory committees and various
alternates, all of whom have served
the employee body very capably
in 1954. The year 1954 posed
many problems which I think can
truly be said were generally solved
in a manner satisfactory to all.
The year 1955 likewise poses some
more of the same problems and





ARUBA ESSO NEW

Representation
Hailed at Party

(Continued from page 1)

He said the committee system pro-
vided a "better understanding of local
problems” that involved the employees,
the company and community. How-
ever, he pointed out, a movement to
introduce a new type of representa-
tion "having ties with Mexico, Den-
ver and other far-away spots of the
world” was recently introduced

After asking if ”’we need so-called
experts with alliances with these
foreign countries to guide the future
of our employees?” he answered, ’I
say ’no’ most emphatically and know
that the vast majority of our em-
ployees feel likewise.

"So, you men of the home team
who have no entangling international
alliances and with many years of
successful experience dealing with us,
I urge you to show by your action
that our present employee represen-
tation system works well and is what
you want preserved.”

After expressing the representati-
ves’ pleasure in attending the event,
Mr. Martin said, ’To us this function
is an affirmation of our good em-
ployee relationship.”

He described the party as the "out-
growth of years of peaceful negotia-
tions. Our presence here is not only
concrete evidence of this fact but is a
confirmation of our faith and confi-
dence in our mode of representation,
and we feel that Management should
never allow anything to mar or even
disturb the equilibrium of this peace-
ful co-existence.”

In a review of 1954, Mr. Martin
ticked off the accomplishments of the
committee representation system and
said we have entered 1955 with good
and hopeful expectations.”

These expectations, he said, were
that the company would review the
employees’ problems with "patience
and tolerance;” that the company’s
productivity would remain unimpair-
ed; that ”good human _ relations”
would continue and that the prospe-
rity of the company — "which we all
know is synonymous with the pros-
perity of Aruba and us all” — would
expand.

(The complete text of Mr. Griffin’s
address appears on this page.)

"Carnival”

(Continued from page 1)

tion shifted to Oranjestad where the
Carnival Parade got underway at
3 p.m. Headed by the Lago Commu-
nity band the parade wound throug!

out the town. In the line of march
were the queen and all the candidates,
over 90 motorized floats, calypso
bands and dancers, brass bands, dan-
cing troupes and mounted cowboys.

The parade, which took 2% hours
to pass the reviewing stand, wound
up at the Wilhelmina Stadium.

The weekend was marked by car-
nival parties and dances staged by
various organizations and_ private
individuals.

Segunda Dia di
Prensa ta Worde
Teni Maart 1

Lago a fiha su segunda ”Dia di
Prensa” anual, na cual ocasion e lo
recibi periodistanan for di e territo-
rio aki pa Maart +. Binti-tres hom-
ber y muher representando corant
y stacion di radio na Aruba y Cura-
cao ta ariba lista di bishitante.

E "Dia di Prensa” cu ta worde
organiza door di Departamento di
Relaciones Publicas lo inclui un pa-
seo den Medical Center nobo, opera-
cionnan di dragamento den haaf di
San Nicolas, un forum di prensa
entitula Prensa Ta Desea di Sabi”,
un comida y un discurso pa Gerente
General O. S. Mingus.

Un aeroplano fleta lo worde usa
pa transportacion di e bishitantenan
di Curacao.

perhaps new ones that we have
not faced before.

I am sure we will find solutions
to all, however, with a continu-
ation of the able assistance and
understanding that you represen-
tafives have given in the past.

: pre

uents.

The referendum is authorized by
Article 4, Section 5 of the LEC con-
stitution and by-laws which provides
that council members may be recalled
if a majority of the valid ballots cast
in a referendum favor the recall.

Article 4, Section 5 further provi-
des that a referendum will be held|
following the submission of a recall- |
request petition bearing the valid
signatures of at least 10 per cent of
the nationality group concerned.

A petition was submitted to the
Industrial Relations Department Feb,
14 by DR’s J. Lake, F. Maduro, H. G.
Violenus, H. Narain, I. Ras and S.
Malmberg. The petition asked that
LEC Vice-President M. Croes and
Member D. Flemming be recalled.

The petition said the "undersigned

port Co., Ltd., hereby declare our ge-
neral disconfidence in the Councilmen
M. Croes and D. Flemming, and

we do not wish the above mentioned
Councilmen to serve as members of
| the L.E.C.”

The petition ed the company "to
assist in conducting a referendum to
recall the above mentioned council-
men.” After certifying the petition
bore the necessary number of valid
signatures, the company scheduled

Mr. Croes, former secretary of the
council, was elected
earlier this month when the three
offices of the council were vacated to
| provide for the election of a new
slate of officers.

Representacion

(Continua di pagina 1)
tema di comité como mehor
medio di comunicacion entre emplea-
do y empleador.

El a bisa cu sistema di comité
ta trece ’mehor comprendemento di
problemanan local” cu ta
empleadonan, compania y comunidad.
| Sinembargo, el a splica, un movecion
pa introduci un otro forma di repre-
sentacion "cu tin coneccion cu Mexi-
co, Denver y otro lugarnan lejano di
mundo” a worde introduci
mente.

Despues di puntra tin
mester di e mencionado expertonan
cu alianza cu e terranan estranhero |
aki pa guia futuro di nos empleado-
nan?” el a contesta, "mi ta bisa ’no’ |
mas expresivamente y mi sabi cu
majoria empleadonan ta sinti mescos.

”Pesey, boso hombernan di e equi-
po local cu no tin ningun alia in- |
ternacional y cu hopi anja di expe-
riencia fructuoso tratando cu _ nos, |
mi ta suplica boso pa munstra pa
medio di boso accion cu nos presente |
sistema di representacion pa emplea- |
donan ta traha bon y cu ta esey ta}
loke boso kier preserva.”

Despues di expresa placer li e re-
sentantenan pa atende e evento
aki, Sr. Martin a bisa, ”Pa nos
funcion aki ta un afirmacion di nos;
bon relacionnan.”

El a describi e party como "resul-
tado di anjanan di negociacion paci-
fico. Nos presencia aki no solamente
ta evidencia concreto di e hecho aki
pero ta un confirmacion di nos fe y
confianza den nos modo di represen-
tacion, y nos ta sinti cu Directiva
nunca mester permiti pa pasa algo

e e

e

reciente-

si "nos

employees of the Lago Oil and Trans- |

the referendum for March 2, 3 and 4.}

vice-president |

involve |

| early

Feb. 26, 1955
ee aera ae

Recall Referendum Set

On Two LEC Members

A referendum to determine if two Lago Employee Council members
should be recalled has been scheduled for March 2, 3 and 4, The refer-
endum will be based on a petition submitted by six District Represen-
tatives and signed by over 10 per cent of the LEC’s national constit-

The council decided on the new
slate after it agreed President J.
Erasmus, who is also a member of
the Netherlands Antilles Staten,
could not devote enough time to his
work as president of the LEC,

In the subsequent election F,.
Ritveld, former vice-president,
chosen president: Mr. Croes was
chosen vice president and E. D,
Tromp succeeded Mr. Croes as secre-
tary.

The referendum will be supervised
by an eight-member board. Mr. Rit-
veld will serve as chairman with Mr.
Tromp, G. Giel and Mr. Erasmus
serving as representatives of the
LEC; Mr. Lake, Mr. Maduro, Mr.
| Narain and Mr. Violenus serving as
representatives of the petitioning
group.

The balloting will be conducted by
17 three-man teams. Each team will
be headed by a foreign staff employee
appointed by the company to serve as
an impartial teller; an observer ap-
pointed by the LEC and an observer
appointed by the petitioning group.

The voting, by time card ballot
which will be brought to each eligible
employee at his place of work, will
run from 6a.m. to 6 p.m. the three
election days. The results will be
made known March 5. Only national
LEC constituents will be eligible to
vote as Mr. Croes and Mr. Flemming
are national councilmen.

H.

was

Ten Nominated

For SPAC Election
|March 16, 17, 18

Ten men have been nominated to
compete for five seats on the Special
| Problems Advisory Committee in an
election scheduled March 16, 17 and
18. Eight of the nominees are natio-
| nals; two are non-nationals.
Nominated to compete for four na-
| tional, two-year seats were Incum-
bents Maximo Vries, R. E. Frank and
|G. V. Roos plus H. R. Narain, P. G.
| Brook, G. N. Willems, J. M. Hodge
and W. C. Hopmans.

Nominated to compete for one non-
national, two year seat were Incum-
bent G. E. Fernandes and Wellesley
St. G. E. B. Cox.

Because of the company’s reduction
of non-national forces the committee,
once made up of five and
three non-national representatives,
will now be composed of six national
and two non-national representatives.

Would-be petition candidates must
return official petition forms, signed
by at least 100 eligible voters, to the
Committee Coordination Group by 4
p.m. March 1. The group is located
in Room 212 of the Industrial Rela-
tions Building.

Armstrong Loaned
To Abadan Consortium

Edmond G. Armstrong left Aruba
this month on furlough that
would be followed by a loan assign-
ment at Abadan. A head shipping
clerk in the Accounting Department,
he will be associated with the Iranian
Oil Services, Ltd., Abadan, Iran, for
approximately 18 to 24 months.

Mr. Armstrong came to Lago in
March, 19 after service from 1929

national



cu por danja of ni stroba e equilibro
di co-existencia pacifico.”

Repasando 1954, Sr. Martin a co-|
menta tocante acomplecimentonan di|
e sistema di representacion y a bisa |
cu drenta 1955 cu corazon |
yen di speranza.” |

E speranza aki, el a bisa, tabata
cu compania lo repasa problemanan
di empleadonan cu "pasenshi y to-|
lerancia;” cu productividad di com-
pania lo keda mes cu e bon "re-
lacionnan humano” lo sigui y cu
prosperidad di compania — "cual nos
tur sabi ta synonymo cu prosperidad
di Aruba y nos tur” lo expande.

(Texto completo di discurso di Sr. |

"nos a



Griffin ta ariba pagina 2.) |

through 1931 with the Lago Petro-
leum Corporation at Maracaibo. He
started at Lago as a junior clerk in
Accounting. Remaining in Account-
ing during his entire tenure here, he
served as shipping clerk, senior clerk
and senior clerk II.

L. A. A. Van Romondt

Louis Alfred Alexander Van
Romondt, second lieutenant in the
Lago Police Department, died Feb.
17 at his home in Oranjestad. He
had Lago service of over 162
years. Born in St. Martin, he was
56. Survivors include his wife and
two children,









Feb. 26, 195



Dos Miembro di LEC lo

Ta Topico di Referendum

|
Un referendum pa determina si dos miembro di Lago Employee |

Council mester worde baha a worde stipulé pa Maart 2, 3 y 4. E re-
ferendum lo ta basa ariba un peticion sumeti pa seis Representante di
Districto y cu tabata firma door di mas cu 10 por ciento di constitu-

yentenan nacional di LEC.
referendum ta autoriza door di
Articulo 4, Seccion 5 di constitucion
di LEC cual ta bis:
di Council por worde baha s
ria di votonan valido den un referen-
dum ta na fabor pa baha nan.
Articulo 4, Seccion 5 ta bisa ade-
mas cu un referendum lo worde teni
despues di sumision di un peticion cu
valido di a lo menos 10 por
grupo di nacionalidad





cu miembronan
i majo-








firma
ciento di e
concerna.
Un peticion a worde sumeti na In-
dustrial Relations Department Feb.
14 door di DR’s J. Lake, F. Maduro,
H. G. Violenus, H. Narain, I. Ras y
S. Malmberg. E peticion ta pidi pa
Vice-Presidente M. Croes di LEC y
Miembro D. Flemming worde baha.
E peticion ta bisa cu e "emplea-
donan s' to di Lago Oil & Trans-
port Co., Ltd., pa medio di esaki ta









declara nos desconfianza general den





| represen
| cionista.



Council a decidi pa cligi oficialnan
nobo despues cu a worde combini cu
Presidente J. Erasmus, kende ta tam-
be un miembro di Staten di Antillas
Holandes, no por a dedica bastante
tempo na su trabao como presidente

di LEC.





Den e eleccion cu a sigui F. H.
Ritveld, anterior vice-presidente, a
sali presidente: Sr. a worde



cligi vice-presidente y E. D. Tromp
a sigui Sr. Croes como secretario.

E referendum lo worde corri door
di un junta di ocho homber. Sr. Rit-
veld lo actua como presidente cu
Sr. Tromp, G. Giel y Sr. Erasmus
rbiendo como representantenan di





| LEC; Sr. Lake, Sr. Maduro, Sr. Na-

Violenus lo sirbi como
antenan di e grupo di peti-

rain y S





E votamento lo tuma lugar pa me-

Miembronan di Council M. Croes y|dio di 17 grupo di tres homber. Na

des



D. Flemming, y... nos no ta
pa nan ta miembro di LEC.”
peticion ta pidi compania "pa



dos miembronan di Council

\
a
| do foreign staff nombra door di com-



cabez di cada grupo lo tin un emplea-

pania pa actua como un teller im-

i den un referendum pa baha e| parcial; un observador nombra door

aribaldi LEC y

un observador nombra

menciona.” Despues di certifica cu e| door di e grupo di peticionista.

peticion tin e numero
firma valido, compania a de





refe
y 4.

Sr. Croes, anterior secretario
Council, a worde eligi vice-presidente
principio di
puesto di ofi
worde haci ve
eleccion di ofi







alnan den Council
nte pa haci posible
alnan nobo.





* Texto Di

Texto di e discurso presenta pa
Superintendente General F. E. Grif-
fin na di 5 Party Anual pa Represen-
tantenan Staff y Regular na Aruba
Golf Club Feb. 12:

Ora nos topa aki awe nochi pa
un encuentro social, bo no por yu-
da di ser impresiona pa e grupo
grvandi di empleadonan, tur activo
den representacion di empleado-
nan na Lago. Ta claro cu den un
operacion industrial tan gyrandi
manera di nos mester tin medio
adecuado pa determina sentimen-
to y opinionnan di empleadonan y



pa asisti nan pa soluciona nan
problemanan. Nos a 2 ae ne-



cesidad aki y nos ta sinti cu nos
a solucione’le cu exito na Lago
no door di un comité eligi, tam-
door di dos, pero door di
cinco comité consultativo plus
Lago Employee Council, e grupo
negociativo, cu cual nos tin un
contract di trabao. Nos tur sabi
cu a tuma tempo, entrenamento y
pasenshi na banda di miembronan
di comiténan y nos supervisornan
pa pone e sistema di comité traha.
Nos compania, y mi kier meen
e grupo di companianan den hen-
ter mundo cu ta forma Standard
Oil Company (New Jersey), ta-
batin masha cantidad di exito den
usamento di ¢ sistema di comité
pa trata su asuntonan, no sol
mente pa problemanan di empl
donan, pero tambe pa_probler
nan di administracion y operacion.
Por ehemplo, na Lago nos tin mas
cu 40 comité regular, no coniando
reunionnan di staff cual ta 50
mas, pa trata nos asuntonan. Nos
ta kere cu berdaderame esaki
ta un manera democratico pa ¢
ta asuntonan y trata problet
nan di nos empleadonan.
as of menos un anja pz
a haci un viaje largo cu un ¢
po di otro hendenan di directive
di otro unidadnan di Jersey Com-
pany pa_ studia orga: i
operacionnan di 10 diferente afi-
liadonan di Jersey. Tur ec com-
panianan aki tin exito no obstan-
te competicion cu dia pa diaz ta







a-


















necesario di/|
idi cu e| pa medio di carchi cu lo worde treci
endum lo worde teni Maart 2, 3; pa empieadonan na nan pia di tra-

di}

E votamento, cual lo tuma lugar

bao, lo socede for di 6 a.m. te 6 p.m.
durante e tres dianan di eleccion. E
resultadonan lo worde anuncia Maart



luna aki ora e tres|5. Solamente constituyentenan nacio-
a|nal di LEC tin derecho di vota como

Sr. Croes y Sr. Flemming ta micm-
bronan nacional di Council.

Discurso *

bira mas fuerte. Tur tabatin un
cos comun, Esaki tabata e uso
general di comité pa trata pro-
blemanan di nan negoshi, special-
nente unda personal ta involvi.
Nan union of federacionnan eligi
for di e grupo di empleadonan ta
trata solamente cu ec compania
concernaé como ta e fuerte senti-

mento di tur, fortifici door di
largo experiencia, cu un grupo

jocal eligi for di entre empleado-
nan y cu nan interest den e
cmpleadonan ey y e compania lo-
cal, a proba di ta e mehor forma
di representacion pa empleadonan.
Den un tal sistema tin mehor
comprendemento di problemanan
local, di empleadonan, di compa-
nia y di comunidad. Pescy, interes
di tur e gruponan aki por worde
protega propiamente. En otvo pa-
labra, tabata sentimento di tur e
companianan ey, y mi tabatin e
oportunidad pa papia tanto cu tra-
hadornan como cu hendenan di di-
rectiva, cu nan lo no tin e mes
confianza den hendenan di pafor,
tin otro interes sino local, pa
nan prob!emanan,
ry den reciente pasado nos
a mira esfuerzonan pa introduci
un otro forma di representacion
p2 nos empleadonan. Tin hende ta
pretende cu tal gruponan di ven-
taha pa motibo di nan coneccion-
nan cu Mexico, Denver y otro
puntonan lejano na mundo. Awor,
como hombernan serio interesd
den futuro di boso companjeronan
di trabao y e compania aki, nos
tin mester di e tal expertonan cu
tin alianza cu e terranan estran-
hero aki pa guia futuro di nos
empleadonan podiser den un di-
reccion desastroso. Mas expresi-
nente mi ta bisa ’no’ y mi sabi
cu ce majoria grandi di nos
empleadonan ta sinti mescos.
boso hombernan di e
local cu no tin ningun
internacional y cu hopi
anja di experiencia fructuoso tra-
tando cu nos, mi ta suptica boso
munstra pa medio di boso
eezion cu nos presente sistema di
representacion pa emp!eadonan ta



tr







equipo










ARUBA ESSO NEWS

March 1 Retirement
Date for Winterdal
And Richardson

Jan Winterdal of the Pipe Craft
and Ernest A. Richardson of the
Lago Police Department will retire
March 1. Mr. Winterdal will retire
with service of over 27 years and Mr.
Richardson with better than 18%
years’ ser

Mr. Winterdal’s Lago career began
in December, 1926, as a laborer. Dur-
ing the next 27 years he shuffled be-
tween the Pipe Craft and the Cataly-
tic Division. He will retire from his
current position of pipefitter B in the
Pipe Craft. Mr. Winterdal! is an Aru-
ban and is not leaving the island.

Mr. Richardson’s service is comple-
tely with the Lago Police Depart-
ment. He started in March, 1936, as a
laborer second class. He has also held
the posts of laborer, watchman and
his present position of corporal B.
Mr. Richardson’s service was attain-
ed without a single deductible ab-
sence. He plans to remain in Aruba
for six months and then return to his
native St. Martin.





J. Winterdal £. A. Richardson

Winterdal y
Richardson ta
Retira Maart 1

Jan Winterdal di Pipe Craft y
Ernest A. Richardson di Lago Police
Department ta retira Maart 1. Sr.
Winterdal ta bai retira cu mas cu
27 anja di servicio y Sr. Richardson
cu mas cu 18% anja di servicio.

Carera di Sr. Winterdal na Lago
a cuminza December 1926 como un
laborer. Durante e siguiente 27 anja
el a intercambia centre Pipe Craft y
Catalytic Division. Den Pipe el a ocu-
pa puestonan manera laborer, helper,
pipefitter helper B, pipefitter C y
pipefitter B, e puesto cu cual el ta
retira. Mientras den Catalytic el a
traha como still cleaner, pusher, gang
foreman, tradesman primera y_ sc-
gunda clase y corporal A. Sr. Win-
terdal ta Arubiano y no ta bai for
di e isla.

Servicio di Sr. Richardson ta ex-
clusivamente cu Lago Police Depar
ment. El a cuminza na Maart 19%
como laborer segunda clase. Tambe
el a ocupa puestonan como laborer
C y A, watchman A, corporal C y su
posicion actual di corporal B. Sr.
Richardson a atene su estado di ser-
vicio sin ningun ausencia descontable.
El tin idea di keda Aruba seis luna
y despues regresa pa St. Maarten
unda el a nace.







traha bon y cu ta esey ta loke
boso kier preserva. Indudablemen-
te e por worde mehora mas leuw
pa medio di e excelente coopera-
cion cu a haci e compania_ aki
grandi cu un grupo di empleado-
nan cu ta exquisito.

En conclusion mi ta desea di
gradici miembronan di Lago
Employee Council, Representante-
nan di Districto y miembronan di
tur e comiténan consultativo y va-
vios miembronan di reemplazo,
I:ende a sirbi empleadonan na un

modo tan capaz durante 1954.
Anja 1954 a presenta hopi pro-
blema cual mi ta kere nos por

bisa berdaderamente a worde so-
luciond na un manera satisfacto-
rio pa tur, Anja 1955 na mes ma-
nera ta presenta algun di e mes
problemanan y podiser algun no-
bo cu nos no a enfrenta antes.

Mi ta segur cu nos lo haya so-
lucion pa tur cu continuacion di e
asistencia y comprendemento ca-
paz cu boso representantenan a
munstra den pasado.













ON A TOUR of Latin American affiliates of the

Standard Oil

Co.

(N.J.), Miss Muriel E. Reynolds stopped off at Lago earlier this month.

Miss Reynolds. shown with Public Relations Manager B. Teagle, is Jersey

Standard's assistant secretary in charge of stockholder relations. Her

tour was designed to acquaint her with producing and refining opera-
tions.

ARIBA UN VIAHE bishitando afiliadonan Latino Americano di Standard
Oil Co. (di New Jersey), Miss Muriel E. Reynolds a pasa na Lago na
principio di e luna aki. Srta. Reynolds, munstré aki hunto cu Gerente di
Relacion Publico B. Teagle, ta segundo secretaria di Jersey Standard en-

cargé cu

relacionnan di accionistanan. Su viahe tabata dedicd pa e

cerra conoci cu operacionnar. di produccion y refinacion.

| First Place

(Continued from page 1)
veness of the committee’s work
coupled with the increased interest

in safety became apparent. Between |

June 3 and Aug. 2eS
worked a_ total
hours without a
and came within d
the existing record.

Then, on Oct. 8, they started on
consecutive safeworking period th

9 the emp o
of 3,027,621 an-
disabling injury
ys of shatiering










was to end in a new record 4,055,000
man-hours later. During the year
Lago employees had 14 _ lost-time
accidents of which 10 — in the

manufacturing sections applied to



‘the contest.

Lago employees were given two
Awards of Honor by the National
Safety Council for twice working

more than 3,000,000 man-hours with-
out a disabling injury. Though com-
plete records are not available here,
it is believed their .68 frequency rate
is the lowest ever posted by the
first place winners.

Schedule of Paydays
Semi-Monthly Payroll




Fek. 16—28 Tuesday, March 8
Monthly Payroll
Feb. 1—28 Wednesday, March 9




| trabao



ONE HUDRED and three students of the United Negro Improvement



Concurso

(Continua di pagina 1)

"seguridad ta asunto di tur” a plama

13
| den planta.

Segun e lunanan tabata pasa, e
efectividad di e trabao di e comité
combina cu e aumento di interes den
seguridad a bira evidente. Entre
Juni 3 y Aug. 9 empleadonan a traha
un total di 3,027,621 ora sin un des-
gvacia causando desabilidad y taba-
ta yegando e dianan pa kibra e re-

!cord existente.

Despues, dia 8 di October, emplea-

}donan a cuminsa cu un periodo con-

secutivo di seguridad cu lo caba den
un record nobo di 4,055,000 ora di
despues. Durante e anja,
empleadonan di Lago tabatin 14 acci-
dente cu perdida di tempo di cual
tabatin 10 — den seccion di refina-
cion — cu tabata conta pa e concurso.

Empleadonan di Lago a worde du-

|na dos Premio di Honor door di Con-

seho Nacional di Seguridad pasobra
dos bez nan a traha mas di 3,000,000
ora sin un desgracia causando des-
abilidad. Aunque un record completo
no ta disponible ainda aki, ta e opi-
nion cu e frecuencia di .68 ta esun
di mas abao cu a yega di worde lo-
gra door di ganadornan di promer
lugar di e concurso.

Association school in San Nicolas received diplomas the night of Feb. 14

for completing six-month courses in typing, shorthand, commercial cor-

respondence, penmanship and English. Miss Marian Henderson (above),
a Lago school teacher, handed out the diplomas.

UN CIEN y tres estudiantenan di e United Negro Improvement Asso-
ciation school na San Nicolas a recibi diplomanan Feb. 14 anochi pa
complecion di un curso di seis-luna den typemento, shorthand, corres-
pondencia comercial, schoon-schrijven, y Ingles. Sra, Marian Henderson
(p'ariba) un maestra na school di Lago, a presenta e diplomanan.



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Working Safely
At Lage

Lago: One of the safest refineries in the world.

Authority: National Safety Council which last week
announced that first the
for manufacturing was won by Lago Oil & Transport
Co., Ltd.

The fact that Lago is today one of the safest refine-
ries in the world is of credit to the thousands of men
and women who make up Lago’s employee body. Man-
agement has always been keenly interested in the wel-
fare of the employee body to the extent that whenever
euipment, devices, training, publicity or meetings are
needed to maintain Lago’s safety the time is taken, the
money is spent. Safety comes first.

But, regardless of what Management does it is the
employee who makes an industrial enterprise a safe
place to work. It is the employee who carries out safety
programs; it is the employee who works safely by using
protective equipment; it is the employee who corrects
unsafe conditions; it is the employee who teaches safety
by working safely. There are many additional ways the
employee contributes to safe

They all add up to the same conclusion: It is the
employee who is all-important in the safety of a plant.

Lago wasn’t always one of the safest refineries in the
world. The history of safety at Lago dates back to
Lago’s beginning and as a formal program to 1930.
From the early days to last year’s National Safety
Council winning year, Lago’s safety history has been
one of constant improvement, primarily through train-
ing, employee cooperation and promotion.

In the very beginning aspects of safety fell under the
jurisdiction of engineering. In 1930 the first formal
safety program was started by Lago’s first safety super-
visor, John E. (Jeff) Jeffries. Mr. Jeffries was hired
by the Standard Oil Company of Indiana after working
for the United States Bureau of Mines.

The Safety office was organizel by Jan Beaujon under
the direction of Mr. Jeffries. He set up a program of
meetings, started displaying posters to make the em-
ployee safety conscious and in 1932 started keeping sta-
tisties. Confirmation of statistic-keeping came in a letter
from the late T. S. Cooke, Lago vice president at the
time, to J. W. Myers, present manager of the parent
company’s Insurance and Social Security Department

place in petroleum contest

RUBBER gloves, goggles and an apron are the protective pieces this
employee wears while taking an acid sample. Regardless of the ope-
ration, protective equipment is available to help make Lago a safe

place to work.

HANDSCHOEN di rubber, bri! y lantera ta e piezanan protectivo

cu e empleado aki ta bisti mientras e ta coi un muestra di acido.

Aunque kiko e operacion ta, equipo protectivo ta disponibel pa yuda
haci Lago un lugar di seguridad pa traha.

who in 1932 was in the Annuties and Benefits Depart-
ment. Dated Oct. 27, 1932, it read:

’Confirming our conversation a few days ago on the
subject, this matter has been discussed with G. W. Gor-
don and we of this department are unanimously agree-
able to instigating at Aruba the system of Safety
Department records and reports which you have stan-
dardized among the other divisions of the company’s
activities.”

With the keeping of cold black and white figures on
Lago’s accident incidence, the emphasis on safety in-
creased. The promotion of working safely was spread
throughout the plant, meetings were enlarged to reach
more employees on safe practices and with the growing
interest in safety, the functions of the safety group
increased.

In 1985 the Safety Division took over gas testing.
Previously this had been a function of the laboratories.
In 1938 the safety office took over gas testing on ships.
The testers at the time were George Hemstreet of the
Industrial Relations Department and the late
Brown.

On Sept. 1, Gordon N. Owen,
industrial relations manager, took over as safety direc-
tor. He had Mr. Beaujon and G. V. (Nadi) Roos, safety
inspector, on his staff.

Mr. Gordon’s early program included a reorganization
of the Safety Committee meetings, intensification of
safety inspection and accident investigation and the
overall promotion of safety and safety equipment.

”T have to chuckle to myself when I think of my first
experience with hard hats at Lago,” mused Mr. Owen
when queried about safety in the thirties.

"Nobody wore hats when I first arrived. Checking
around I found 50 hard hats in the loft at the tool room.
I climbed up and tried a few. Finding one that fit I
put it on and then the fun started. I propably drew
more laughs than anyone that has walked through the
refinery.

"Looking back at the first hard hat I can’t say I
blame the employees for laughing. Those early numbers
were funny. The crown was made of aluminum and the
brim was a hard, black rubber. The crowns were rela
tively high and perched on top of a man’s head they
didn’t enhance his appearance any.

fae

1937

937, acting istant

TO insure

tene e azeta

GOGGLES meant the difference between an injured eye and a normal
employee. While breaking concrete last month a chip flew into his ey

goggles took the impact. He wasn't even scratched.

BRIL tabata nifica e diferencia entre un wowo heridéd y un wowo norme

pleado aki. Mientras e tabata kibra beton luna pas4, un pida beton
su wowo. Su bril a wanta e sla. El mes no a haya ni siquiera un ra

"But then, they were not to enhance appearances;
they were meant to protect the employee’s head so that
a falling object wouldn’t change his appearance. With
this in mind I figured the laughing would be well worth
the price of getting Lago’s employees to wear safety
hats.

”And, I’m happy to say, after a while more and more
requests were made for safety hats. Today, all em-
ployees are safety conscious and all wear hard hats in
areas where needed.”

A tremendous stride was made in 1943 with the inten-
sification of accident prevention training. The technique
was developed of breaking down jobs to show possible
hazards and how these hazards could be overcome and
the job done safely. With the help of the men in the
Safety Division the supervisors were trained and, in
turn, trained their men.

Safety prepared talks for the supervisors. The super-
visors gave these talks to their men. This was the begin-
ning of the five-minute safety talks popular throughout
the refinery today. Accident prevention training is
today one of the most important aspects of
safety program.

An employee working safely is one who has been
trained to work safely. He knows what hazards are
attached to his job and what precautions to use. Pictur-
ed on these two pages are employees working safely. In
each case they are using protective equipment and

Lago’s

(Continued on page 7)

yas.
a 5

safe handling of aromatics employees must wash their

tools after contact with lines carrying this oil. This employee has

protective gloves, apron and goggles, which he may drop while
washing his tools.

PA ASEGURA tratamento sin peligro di aromatico, empleadonan

mester laba nan herment despues di contact cu lin

anan cu ta con-

E empleado aki tin handschoen di proteccion, lan-

tera y bril, cual el por kita ora e ta labando su hermentnan.

uipment

a

Il
bu





1955 Feb. 26, 1955

.





DESPUES

worde p










SENT

Dovel :
to ying an acid level (below)
go's employees.
al
eha |) nivel di acido (abao) tin

nan di Lago.










~ < \

PON completion of a welding job, excess weld is chipped off the surface. Pieces of
ing weld could very easily lodge in the eye. To ward off such possible injury this

employee wears protective goggles.

di a completa e trabao di welding, e partinan cu tin welding di mas ta
4. Pida welding chips cu ta bula por masha facil bai den wowo di hende.
s protega su mes contra posible desgracia, e empleado aki ta bisti bril di proteccion.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Trahando cu Seguridad

na L

Lago: un di e iefinerianan mas sc-



guro na mundc

Autoridad: ional Safety Council
cu a anuncla siman asa cu promer lu-
gar den concurso di petroleum pa fa-
acion a worde gand door di Lago
Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

I hecho cu awendia Lago ta un di e
refinerianan mas seguro na mundo ta
debi na e miles di homber y muhernan
cu ta forma e grupo di empleadonan di
Lago. Semper directiva tabata interesa
den bienestar di empleadonan asi cu
ki ora cu herment, aparatonan, entre-
namento, publicidad of reunionnan ta
necesario pa mantene seguridad di
Lago e tempo ta worde tuma y e placa
ta worde gasta. Seguridad promer cu
tur cos.

Pero, no maske kiko Directiva haci ta
e empleado ta esun cu ta haci un em-
presa industrial un lugar seguro pa
traha. Ta e empleado ta esun cu ta rea-
liza programanan di seguridad; ta e
empleado ta esun cu ta traha cu segu-
ridad door di usa aparatonan protectivo;
ta e empleado ta esun cu ta corigi con-
dicionnan inseguro; ta e empleado ta
esun cu ta sinja seguridad door di traha
cu cuidao. Tin hopi otro manera den
cual e empleado ta contribui na seguri-
dad.

Tur ta bin suma na e mes conclusion:
ta e empleado ta esun cu ta mas im-
portante cu tur cos den seguridad di un
planta.

Lago no tabata semper un di e re-
finerianan mas seguro den mundo.
Historia di seguridad na Lago ta ori-
gina for di su principio y como un pro-
grama formal desde 1930. For di e pro-
mer dianan te anja pasa den cual e con-
curso di National Safety Council a wor-
de gana, historia Gi seguridad na Lago
tabata uno di mehoracion constante, pri-
meramente pa medio di entrenamento,
cooperacion entre empleadonan y com-
pania.

Den promer principio aspectonan di
seguridad tabata cai bao jurisdiccion di
engineering. Na 1930 e promer progra-
ma formal di seguridad a worde cuminza
door di promer supervisor di seguridad
na Lago, John E, (Jeff) Jeffries. Sr.
Jeffries a worde emplea door di
Standard Oil Company di Indiana d
pues di traha pa United States Bureau
of Mines

E oficina di seguridad a worde orga-
niza bao direccion di Jan Beaujon di
Industrial Relations Department. El] a
establece un programa di reunion, cu
minza hibi posters pa haci empleado-
nan realiza kiko ta seguridad y na 1932













































ago

cuminza tene datos estadisticos. Confir-
macion di tenemento di datos estadist
cos a bini den un carta di defunto T. S.
Cook, ec tempo vice-presidente di Lago,
pa J. W. Meyers, actual gerente di In-
surance & Social Security Department
di compania mayor kende na 1932 tabata
den Annuities & Benefits Department.
E carta bao fecha di October 27, 1932
tabata bisa:

”Confirmando nos combersacion algun
dia pz tocante e asunto, e asunto aki
a worde discuti cu G. W. Gordon y nos
di e departamento aki ta unanimamente
di acuerdo pa promove na Aruba e siste-
ma di records y reports di Safety De-
partment cu bo a standardiza entre e
otro divisionnan di actividadnan di com-
pania.”

Teniendo cifranan tocante desgracia-
nan na Lago, importancia di seguridad
tabata crece. Promocion di trahamento
cu seguridad a worde plama den henter
planta, reunionnan a worde haci mas
amplio pa aleanza mas empleadonan to-
cante practiconan di seguridad y cu in-
teres creciente den seguridad, funcion-
nan di e grupo di seguridad tabata
aumenta,
Ya 1935 division di seguridad a tuma
over testmento di gas. Antes esaki ta-
bata un funcion di laboratorionan. N
1988 oficina di seguridad a tuma over
testmento di gas ariba bapornan, I. tem-
po e testernan tabata George Hemsireet
di Industrial Relations Department y
defunto Rae Brown.

Sept. 1, 1937, Gordon N. Owen, acting
assistant industrial relations
a tuma over como director di seguridad.
El tabatin Sr. Beaujon y G. V. (Nadi)
Roos, inspector di seguridad, ta traha
cu ne,

Promer programa di Sr. Owen tabata
inclui un reorganizacion di reunionnan
di Comité di Seguridad, intensificacion
di inspeccion di seguridad y investiga-
cion di accidente y promocion en general
di seguridad y aparatonan di seguridad.

”Mi mester hari den mi mes ora mi
corda ariba mi promer experiencia cu
sombré duro na Lago,” Sr. Owen a bisa
ora a puntre’le tocante seguridad den
anjanan trinta.

”"Ningun hende tabata bisti sombré
tempo mi a yega. Ora mi a check mi a
haya 50 sombré duro bao plafond di
tool room. Mi a subi y pas algun, Ora
mi a haya uno cu tabata sirbi mi a
bistie’le y anto pret a cuminza. Hende-
nan a hari mi bariea yen

”Si mi recorda e promer sombré duro
anto mi no por tuma e empleadonan na

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manager,









HOT SPARKS, intense glare are no friends of Lago's welders. Working safely to these
employees means wearing a face shield with special glass and welder's gloves. A hard






hat completes the protective gear.

CHISPA CAYENTE, candela fuerte di welding no ta amigo di welders di Lago. Traha

cu seguridad pa e empleadonan aki ta nifica bisti un resguardo cu glas special pa

proteha nan cara y handschoen di welder.



FRESH AIR masks must be worn in fume-filled spaces where the oxygen
supply is doubtful.

MASCARADA di aire frescu mester ta bisti den espacionan himedo
caminda supply di oxygeno ta dubioso.



ee “2 : ’

BEFORE opening a caustic valve the employee dons goggles, gloves,
stands on a wooden board and uses wash water.

PROME cu habri caustic valve, e empleado ta bisti bril handschoen,
para riba un tabla y usa awa pa laba,



New Tug “Esso Oranjestad”
Replaces Veteran “Delaplaine’”

Lago has put a new tug — the
"Esso Oranjestad’? — into opera-
tion to replace the veteran ”Del-
aplaine.”” The "Esso Oranjestad,”
larger and more powerful than the
"Delaplaine,” was purchased to
keep pace with the increasing
demands on San Nicolas Harbor.

Capt. J. Boje, who with an 11-man
crew brought the ”Esso Oranjestad”
in a stormy, eight-day trip from
Port Arthur, Texas, to Aruba, said
of the tug, ’She’s a wonderful ship.
I'd take the ‘Queen Mary’ across the
Atlantic with her.”

The "Esso Oranjestad” was built
by the Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp.
at Port Arthur. One hundred and
five feet long, with a 27-foot beam
ani awdratt. or 12h 4”, she is
powered by a_ 16-cylinder diesel
engine whose 1440 horsepower turn
an electric generator and motor.

Despite her size, the tug can turn
in her own length. Engine controls
which operate directly from the
wheelhouse or boat deck aft give the
”Esso Oranjestad” additional maneu-
verability needed to operate in
harbor like San Nicolas.

The tug is fitted with the latest
fire-fighting equipment. A separate
diesel engine drives a water pump
which can push 1600 gallons of water
a minute through three hose towers.
She carries foam equipment capable

of delivering some 8333 gallons per |

minute.
The ”Esso Oranjestad” is further
equipped with a radio telephone in

|barge astern at the end of a two-

aj



the wheelhouse and small repair
shop in the engine room. The ship
was delivered with an extra pro-
pellor, propellor shaft and other
spare parts.

The "Delaplaine,” 35 years old,
will be sold. Built in 1920 to handle
ships smaller than most of those in
service today, the tug is no longer
considered adequate for the traffic
in San Nicolas Harbor. |

The ’ Oranjestad” left Port
Arthur Jan. 29 and headed for New
Orleans, La., where, at the Todd —
Johnson Drydock, Inc., the tug took |
in tow a self-propelled, allow-water
drilling barge for deliv to the|
Creole Petroleum Corp. in Venezuela.

"Small craft warnings were flying
when we dropped the pilot at the
mouth of the Mississippi River,” Capt.
Boje said, "but I knew I had a good
ship under me. Beside we had plenty
of stores and at this time of the
year one of those storms is apt to
blow for days. So we started out.”

The tug, with the 100-foot-long

a

SO

inch-thick steel cable, poked its nose
into the Gulf.

"The seas hit us immediately and
we started to ’dance’,” the captain
said. "But after we were sure the
barge would ride all right, I decided
to keep on.”

Though he had charted the voyage
by way of Cape San Antonio, Cuba,
Grand Cayman and Jamaica, the
seas — which at times broke over
the wheelhouse — forced Capt. Boje
to alter course.



the
Lago’s

towering waves. Ropes bent around |

unbraided.

chell, Capt. Boje said, ’She’s a fine
ship. She’ll serve you well.”

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

In order to minimize the effect of
the waves, he hugged the southern
coast of Cuba past the Islo de Pinas,
southeast to Cabo Cruz and then to
Navassa Island.

Off the southwest coast of Haiti,
however, the captain had no choice
but to change and head
through unprotected waters for Aru-
ba. All through the log for this
portion of the trip appears the terse
report "Heavy seas. Wind Force 6,
Tow riding well.”

Capt. Boje, a veteran of 34 years,
admitted the tug’s pitching and
tossing was too much for him. ”For
the first time in my life,” he con-
fessed, "I was seasick.” H. L. Simp-
son, a former Lake Fleet engineer
who has been at sea close to 40
years, went to Port Arthur to serve
as chief engineer for the delivery
trip. He denied suffering any mal de
mer but allowed ”I did have a slight
headache.”

The effect of the storm-tossed,
1573-mile trip was apparent when
"Esso Oranjestad” tied up at
Butterworth Dock Feb. 10.,
Paint had been scrubbed from the
wheelhouse and the bow by the|

course

life preservers had come partially

The tug itself, however, had earned
the admiration of the captain and |
the crew. As he turned the ’Esso |
Oranjestad” over to Capt. J. H. Mit-



Remolcador Nobo a Reemplaza

AFTER 36 years of service in Mexico and Aruba, the ''Delaplaine’’ will

be sold and replaced by
DESPUES di 36 anja di servicio na

the Esso Oranjestad.

lo

Mejico y Aruba, e ''Delaplaine

worde bendi y reemplasé door di e ''Esso Oranjestad.

Captain Writes A History

“Delaplaine”’

To Be Sold

When fire struck Lago’s No. 1 Gasoline Dock last month, it was

the tug ’Delaplaine” that helped haui the S.S. Nyehammer from

s

downwind berth, then came back to help pull the burning S.S. Ham-
mersborg away from the blazing dock.

The task was routine for the!
"Delaplaine.” For over 25 years the |
tug has been mixing heroics with
its routine job of helping ships in
and out of San Nicolas Harbor ow,
outstripped by the growth of tankers, |
the ’Delaplaine” is to be sold.

Capt. J. B. Fernando, long master |
of the tug, has written an account
of some of her experiences. |

"My first sight of the tug ’Del- |
aplaine’,” Capt. Fernando wrote,
*was at Tampico, Mexico, in June,
1924. She was then called the ’Pepe |
Morales’ and was engaged in docking |
ships at the Huastaca Petroleum |
Co. wharf. My second sight of her

line, and with the ’Delaplaine’ towing
astern, the vessel was refloated and
proceeded to Aruba.

"Another outstanding job
towing the T-2 tanker S.S. Un
which had broken down off és
All that watchers on shore could see
was a big cloud of smoke the
’Delaplaine,’ at a little better than
half a knot, towed the vessel into
San Nicolas Harbor.

"The third was the T-2 tanker S.S.
Chapultepec. The ship, with a full
cargo of aviation gasoline, had lost
her steam. About 40 miles from Aru-
ba it was discovered that the

was

tilla

as

| was in July, 1929, when as second
| mate of the S.S. Invergordon I made
\fast her tow rope when docking in

had more water than oil in
bunkers.

"So the ’Delaplaine’s’ job wa

Remolcador Veterano “Delaplaine’

Lago a pone un remolcador no-
bo "Esso Oranjestad” na
operacion pa reemplaza e veterano
”Delaplaine”’.
cu ta mas largo y tin mas forza cu
"Delaplaine”’, a worde cumpra pa
tene paso cu demanda creciente
den Haaf di San Nicolas.

Captan J. Boje, kende hunto cu
un tripulacion di 11 homber a trece
”Esso Oranjestad” den un viahe tem-
pestoso di ocho dia for di Port
Arthur, Texas, pa Aruba, a bisa di
e remolcador cu ”E ta un boto ma-
ravilloso. Mi lo hiba ’Queen Mary’
atravez di Atlantico cu n’e.”

"Esso Oranjestad” a worde con-
strui door di Gulfport Shipbuilding
Corp. na Port Arthur. E remoleador
eu ta un ciento y cinco pia largo,
27 pia di hancho y tin 12’-83¢” di
calado, ta worde manda pa un motor
di diesel di 16 cilinder, cu 1440 forza
di cabai y cu ta draai un generador
y motor electrico.

No obstante su largura, e remol-
cador por draai den un distancia di
su mes largura. Controlnan di e mo-
tor cu ta opera directamente for di
timonera of deck atras ta duna

18, the
formance tests off the coast of Texas prior to delivery to Lago.

COMPLETED Jan.

COMPLETA Jan. 18, e ‘Esso Oranjestad'’ ta worde munstré tumando
testnan di ejecucion na costa di Texas promer cu el a worde manda na
Lago.

"Esso Oranjestad”, |



"Esso Oranjestad’

"Esso Oranjestad” mas abilidad pa!
haci maniobras cu ta necesario pa
opera den un haaf manera di San
Nicolas.

E remoleador ta equipa cu equipo
di mas nobo contra candela. Un mo-
vor di diesel apart ta opera un pomp
di awa cu por manda 1600 galon di
awa den un minuto door di tres hose.
Tambe e tin equipo di foamite abordo
y por manda como 8333 galon pa
minuto.

"Esso Oranjestad” ademas ta equi-
pa cu un radio-telefoon den camarote
di stuur y tin un shop di reparacion
den cuarto di mashin. E boto a worde
ricibi cu un chapalete extra, un pro-
peller shaft y otro piezanan.

”Delaplaine” cu ta 35 anja bieuw
lo worde bendi. E remolcador aki cu
a worde traha na 1920 pa duna ser-
vicio na bapornan mas chikito cu
esnan cu awor ta na servicio, no ta
worde considera adecuado mas _ pa
trafico den Haaf di San Nicolas.

”Esso Oranjestad” a sali for di
Port Arthur... di Januari y a coi
rumbo pa New Orleans, La., unda
na Todd-Johnson Drydock, Inc. e re-
moleador a tuma un lancha di boor
cu su mes propulsion pa worde

is shown undergoing per-

'e captain a bisa.

entrega na Creole Petroleum Corp. |
na Venezuela.

”Senjalnan di bapor chikito a wor-
de hiz4 na master ora e loods a baha
den boca di Rio Mississippi,” Captain
Boje a bisa, "pero mi tabata sabi cu
mi tabatin un bon bapor bao mi man-
do. Ademas, nos tabatin hopi pro-
vision abordo y na e tempo di anja
aki cualkier di e bientonan fuerte
por wel di supla pa dianan largo. |
Asina nos a principia nos viahe.” |

E remoleador, cu e lancha di 106
pia largo atras na fin di un waya)
di staal di dos inch diki a pone su}
cabez den direccion di lamar di|
Golfo. !

"Lama _halto cuminza enfrenta
nos mes ora y nos a cuminza ’balia’,”
”Pero ora nos ta-
bata sigur cu e lancha por nabega
bon, mi a dicidi di dal bai.”

Aunque el a planea e viahe pa
pasa via Cabo San Antonio, Cuba,
islanan di Caiman y Jamaica, lama
bruto — cu tin bez tabata kibra te
ariba camarote di stuur — a forza
Captan Boje pa cambia su curso.

Pa mengua e efecto di e olanan, el}
a pasa na banda zuid di costa
Cuba banda di Isla de Pinas, den
direccion zuid-oost pa Cabo Cruz y
despues pa Isla Navassa.

Na haltura di zuid-west di costa
di Haiti, sinembargo, e captan no ta-
batin otro recurso sino di cambia su
curso y pone rumbo pa Aruba door |
di lama grandi sin proteccion. Tur
parti den e registro pa e parti di e
viahe aki ta aparece e relato cortico
”Lama halto. Forza di Biento 6. Lan-
cha ta nabega bon.”

E efecto di e viahe di 1573 milja
cu sacudimento di e tempestad taba-
ta evidente ora ”Usso Oranjestad” a
marra na Butterworth Dock di Lago
dia 10 di Februari. Verf a worde ki-
ta for di camarote di stuur y padi-
lanti di e remoleador door di e ola-
nan bruto. Cabuya marra rond di
salvavidas tabata parcialmente kibra.

E remoleador mes, sinembargo, al

|

a

|



merece admiracion di e captan y tri-
pulante. Mientras el a pasa "Esso |
Oranjestad” pa Captan J. H. Mitchell, |
Captan Boje a bisa: ”E ta un bon



a
di|z

| tankers

an Nicolas Harbor.”

The tug had _ been
from Mexican to American registry
and had come to Aruba under Capt.
Andy Sioss to serve the refinery
that was then under construction. |
One of the present engineers, |
George Verschuur, was signed aboard |
the ’Delaplaine” in 1931. Capt. Fer-
nando became master in June, 1932,
just in time to help fight another |
ship fire.

”My first assignment as master of
the ’Delaplaine’,” Capt. Fernando
recalled, "was with the lake tanker |
’San Nicolas’ which had an explosion
and was on fire only 50 feet astern
of the tug’s berth. |

”All hands and all eyes were on
the ‘Delaplaine’ that night. First the
’San Nicolas’ had to be towed clear
of the wharf and pushed aground on
the reef, then a big tanker with a}
cargo of casing head gasoline had to |

transferred |



|be undocked. This accomplished, the

Delaplaine’ returned to the burning
lake tanker and successfully put out |
the fire.

”»Throughout her career in Aruba)
the ’Delaplaine’ has been employed |
a fire-fighter, salvage vessel,
senger tender and even deep-sea
ing crafft. As a passenger tender
she must have transported hundreds |

Lago’s personnel to and from
and Grace liners.
"She was even dispz
one time to bring

ed to Cu-

ragao General

|Manager L. G. Smith, Capt. Robert

Rodger and Mrs. Rodger back to|

| Aruba. When Mr. Smith saw her in

Curacao he made the excuse of other
business, but Capt. and Mrs. Rodger
had no alternative. They made the
passage which we accomplished in
under seven hours.

”"Among the "Delaplaine’s’ salvage
operations are three outstanding ex-
ploits which are a credit to her
and power. One was a big German
tanker aground on the sandy beach
near Macolla Lighthouse, Venezuela.

"The ’Delaplaine’ could not tow
such a big vessel afloat, but she did
successfully carry out the ve I's
starboard anchor and five shackles |
of cable, then took a tow rope from}

supply steam to pump out the w

then to assist her in raising
again. The many connections,
ters and pipes on board the tug n
a somewhat hazardous task an
one.

"From 1929 to 1946 the ’Delaplaine’
was the king pin around San Nicolas
Harbor. She was engaged in docking
all el s of ships, from the big
whale factories to sailing vessels.
Prior to 1936 all ships entered by the
East Entrance and had to be swung
around and berthed broadside to the
prevailing wind.

"The work kept the tug
Often she was praised and perhaps
just as often cursed, for before she
got new boilers she would belch forth
smoke to blind and blacken all
around her.

"With the good old
years, the ’Delaplaine’ is soon to be
replaced by the new, more powerful
’Esso Oranjestad.’ It will be ’off with
the old and on with the new,’ but
the ’Delaplaine,’ although fain
age, can and will give more
years of good, reliable service.”

busy.

age of

a
many

New Traffic Sign
On Aruba Road

A square blue sign bearing a white
’H’ with three white dots on the road
12 meters each side of the sign makes
up Aruba’s latest traffic device.

The area designated by the
and the sign are for commercial
buses and station wagons only. This
area is for the commercial
picking up or discharging pass
Private cars may not park within the
area shown by the dots 12 meters on
each side of the sign.

dots

Calixtra Songui
Calixtra Songui, a garage mecha-
nic A with Lago service of over
26 years, died Feb. 18 at Lago
Hospital. He is survived by a sis-
ter in Trinidad. He was 45 year:
of ag

barco. El lo duna bo bon servicio.”| the stern. By heaving on the anchor!







Feb. 26, 19:



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Naturalist Finds Aruba Wildlife

Haven During Jaunt Into Cunucu

THE FROG ON HIS LOG
On his log
by this bog

Sits this little

and his eyes are a-poppin’
right out of his noggin’
Cause up in the trees

the birds and the bees

are a-buzzin’ —

And cousin, this little frog

hops off his log

and jumps thru the trees
with the greatest of ease
Then opens his yap

and from that gap

green frog,

zooms a tongue that’s stick
—and plenty tr



And that’s how the lug
latches on to a bug.

This little poem by Robert
Hermes, who recently gave a
series of lectures in Aruba on
wildlife and showed several motion
pictures he has made of birds,
insects and other inhabitants of
the wilds, might almost be taken as
a full-scale biography of its author.
For the poem reflects the sly wit,
brevity, accurate observation of im-
portant detail, the deep understan-
ding of living creatures and the
down-to-earth reporting that make |
Mr. Hermes not only an extremely
popular lecturer but one of the most |
relaxed — and relaxing — men one



is likely to meet.
3ut Mr. Hermes was not always
ed nor has he always been a






alist, movie-maker, photograph
ter and lecturer. For the fir
of h professional li
2 commercial artist
competitive





33

Mr. Hermes ¥



years



the highly
kage-design.
years too long,’

engaged in
field of pz
eit



” says









Mr.

Mr. Hermes set out to be a portrait
painter and studied under a number
of great and near-great American
artists, including the well-known



Thomas Benton and the highly
pected teacher of art, Kimmon Nich-
il art promised to
be lucrative than the portrait |
painting business, Mr. Hermes
decided to enter that kind of work.

As a “visualizer” Mr. Hermes was
at the top of his field. He created
the ideas for packages, made rough |





olades.



more



so







sketches and indicated the colors to|
be us Then other, le: gifted
artists did the routine work of

finishing off the drawings that would

serve as the patterns for the
packages.

"T worried all the time,” he recalls.
"Finally I had a series of attacks

of ‘battle fatigue’ and decided I'd
had enough.”
When his nerves cracked he re-

turned to a boyhood interest in in-
sects. He combined it with photo-
graphy, his hobby for the past 18
or 20 years. Soon nature-study
groups in INs_ neighborhood were
asking him to show his movies at
their meetings.

Shortly after he began to show
his new-found work publicly he was
invited to Canada to exhibit his
movies and to deliver a_ lecture
before the Royal Canadian Institute.

Although he lived in Niagra Falls,
N.Y., at the time and shared the
giant spillway with Canadians who
lived at the other end, Mr. Hermes
had never heard of the Royal Cana-
dian Institute. When a formal invi-
tation arrived following his initial
acceptance and he was asked to state
his preference for evening wear
(tuxedo versus full-dress), he decided
it was time to ask Canadian friends
about the organization.

He learned that the Royal Cana-
dian Institute is one of the world’s
foremost “lecture platforms” and
that he could expect an audience of
some 2000 people for his first pro-
fessional appearance as a_ lecturer.
With this information, Mr. Hermes
found that his casual manner with
regard to his coming appearance in







Canada had vanished. He went to



a dozen hum-
mingbirds.

IN Re minutes,

DEN cinco minuut, un dozijn di
parja.

work trying to "fix up” his films

and the old tensions closed in around

him. unable to sleep for












He v
three nights before the lecture.

The Royal Institute must have
been pleased with nis efforts for he
was invited back nine times that
ame year.

During one of his appearances
before the Royal Institute, Wayne

Short, manager of Screen Tours for
the National (U.S.) Audubon Society,
vas in the audience. After the show,
Short talked Mr. Hermes into
a lectur for Screen
us four years ago and



Mr.
signing on as
Tours. That v
Mr. Hermes has been at it ever since.

Most of the movies he shows were
produced before he began his lecture








tours. In making some 630 lecture
appearances in the U.S. and Canada
during the last four he
hardly has time for movie-making.
Now, however, he does have two
more in production which he hopes
soon to add to his list. One is to be
called "Strictly for the rds. a
movie that will tell of the importance
of conservation of birdlife; the other
is to be about wild-life among the





sons





islands of the Caribbean and the
need for its conservation.
Mr. Hermes’ interest in nature

ranges from grasshoppers to whales,
but he doesn’t consider himself an
expert. With his flair for observing
and his ability in photographing the
unique and most interesting aspects
of animal life he is able to appeal to
a wide number of people. He knows
what will interest other people and}
he knows how to present his ideas to
them. These same factors were
undoubtedly responsible for his suc-
cess in package design and other
phases of commercial art.

In a charming, easy-going way
that is filled with gentle humor
Mr. Hermes can point out more life
in a square foot of cunucu than most |
people are likely to observe in an)
entire city. To many a person, a}
walk through the country-side is |
merely that — a walk through the
country-side! Under Mr. Hermes)
guidance, however, it takes on an air |
of excitement and intense
for everyone he reaches.

During his visit to Aruba he took
a brief walk in the cunucu. In a little
grove of trees and wild shrubs near
Boca Fontein he sat for a moment
listening and watching. He began to
make a sharp sucking sound with his
mouth against his hand. In five
minutes he was surrounded by at |
least a dozen hummingbirds. They
came in one or two at a time, twit-
tered in the bushes a few yards away,
hovered for a moment, then zipped
away. Shortly other birds came in)
and Mr. Hermes identified a number |
of them, although some he had never |
seen before. "This is a haven. What |
a wonderful place,” he said.

The importance and charm of much
of his work stems not so much from
what he discovers about nature but
the way in which he discovers it for
others as well as for himself. Nearly
everyone is delighted with his



interest



pictures of frogs which perform on
the trapeze, of the gannets as they
build nests, make love and care for
their young, of the life-and-death
struggles of spiders and tarantulas,
grasshoppers and the praying mantis.

Mr. Hermes, who lives with his
wife near Homestead, Fla., 24 miles
south of Miami on U.S. 1, has two
grown children. His son is a student
at the University of Buffalo (N.Y.),
and his daughter, now married, is
also an author on wildlife. She wrote
the lead article, "My Friend God-
frey — An Owl,” for the current
issue of the Audubon Magazine.

The Hermes house is located in a
five-acre avocado on which
other varieties of tropical fruit also
grow. Among them: grapefruit,
oranges, kumquats, mangoes, lichi
nuts. Happily for naturalist Hermes,
his Florida home is just 15 minutes
drive from the Everglades National
Park.

Recently Mr. Hermes had a_ boa
constrictor for a pet. According to
him snakes have personalities just
as people do. One I had,” he says,
’was real gentle.” Most boa con-
strictors, he reports, are afraid of
being restricted and will crush any-
thing that tries to bind their freedom
of movements. But his snake didn’t
mind and never turned on the pres-
sure stored in his powerful 6-foot,
42-pound body even if squeezed quite
firmly in the hands of one of his
owners.

Although he tries
all his pets and treats them with
kindness, Mr. Hermes never allows
himself to become emotionall
attached to them. (For a man who
might wish to "adopt” upwards of a
hundred pets a year, this seems like
he



grove







to understand

a wise policy.) Consequently
never gives them names and _ his
"gentle’ boa constrictor was no

exception. The kids in the local high
school where the snake often appear-
ed as the subject of a lecture, how-

ever, named the enormous reptile
”Bo-Bo.”
When the boa constrictor’s appe-

tite grew to three mice a week and
mice were costing 50 cents apiece,
Mr. Hermes gave the pet to a local
ZO00.

Magazine articles by Mr. Hermes

have appeared in ”Life,” ”Colliers,”
*London Illustrated Weekly,” and

"The National Geographic.” Pictures
of his pet frogs performing on string
trapezes have been used over and
over again in all manner of publi-
cations including a highly scientific
text book on frogs.

His current trip a non-profes-
sional tour made while he is on
vacation” — was made as a favor
to the Audubon Society which is
paying his expenses in the interest
of bringing the ideas of conservation
of wildlife to the Caribbean.









LAGO'S new safety flags which

Trahando cu Seguridad





ft

went up Feb. 26 bear two stars embla-

matic of the National Safety Council Award of Honor for working over
three million man hours without a disabling injury in 1951 and 1954.

LAGO su banderanan nobo di seguridad cual a worde hisé Feb. 26 tin
dos estrella como emblema di e National Safety Council Award of
Honor pa mas cu tres mil hora di trabao cu nos a traha sin un acidente

di disabilidad na 1951 y 1954.

(Continua di pagina 5)
malo cu nan a hari. Nan _ tabata
masha gracioso. E corona tabata di
aluminio y c rand tabata di un rub-
ber preto duro. E corona tabata keda
halto ariba un hende su cabez y no
tabata drecha su tipo mucho.

”Pero nan no tabata pa drecha ti-
po tampoco; nan tabata pa protega
cabez di e empleado asina cu cosnan
cu cai for di laria lo no danja su
tipo. Cu esaki na cabez mi a pensa
cu e harimento vale la pena pa
costumbra empleadonan di Lago pa
bisti sombré di seguridad.

”Y, mi ta contento pa bisa, des-
pues di poco tempo mas y mas pe-
dida tabata bini aden pa sombré di
seguridad. Awendia tur empleadonan
ta realiza kiko ta seguridad y tur
ta bisti sombré unda ta necesario.”

Un paso tremende a worde haci
na 1943 cu intensificacion di entrena-
mento den prevencion di accidente. E
metodo a worde desaroyé pa kibra
un job den varios seccion pa munstra
posible peligronan y com e peligro-
nan ey por worde evita. Cu ayudo di
hendenan den Safety Division super-
visornan a worde entrena, y nan, en
turno, tabata entrena nan trahador-
nan.

E oficina tabata prepara charla pa
supervisornan. IE supervisornan ta-
bata duna esaki na nan trahadornan.
Esaki tabata e principio di e charla
di seguridad di 5 minuut cu awendia
ta popular den henter refineria. En-
trenamento den prevencion di acci-
dente awendia ta un di ec aspectonan
mas importante den programa di se-
guridad di Lago.

Un empleado cu traha cu seguri-
dad ta uno cu a worde entrenad pa
traha cu seguridad. El sabi ki peli-
gronan ta scondi den su trabao y ki
precaucion el mester tuma. Ariba e
retrato ariba e dos paginanan aki tin
empleadonan cu ta traha cu seguri-





Working Safely at Lago

(Continued from page 4)

are doing the job the safest way pos-
sible.

The talks led to the five minute safe-
ty talks while the material prepared
by the safety office for the gatherings
led to the Safety Newsletter. Safety
information became so much in de-
mand that the Safety Divison initiat-
ed the Newsletter. Now it is a weekly
piece.

In addition to the Newsletter, there
are many other ways safety has been
promoted. One of the most far-reach-
ing means has been constant training.
By this means the employee not only
knows how to work safely, but he be-
comes safety conscious and carries
safety with him no matter where he

goes. As far as visual promotion is|

concerned, however, there are the
jumbo display boards, the score-
boards, visual aids, accident bulletins
and the Manual of Safe Practices.
The jumbo display boards, of which
there are four, were first put up in
1939, The scoreboards were erected in



1938. The first version of the score-
board was a calendar, the second was
a large number that showed the dis-
abling injuries. The latest score-
boards, devised by E. J. Kulisek, pre-
sent division head, were erected in
1953. The flags that now fly with the
scoreboards were erected in 1947. The
first flag was raised by John Lykins,
eastern division superintendent at
that time.

What does this tremendous safety
program add up to? It adds up to one
of the safest refineries in the world
— Lago.

With the cooperation of each safety-
minded employee, it culminates in

such things as winning the National |

Safety Council petroleum manufac-
turing contest three times — 1947,
1949 and 1954,

It means that Lago’s employees,
made safety conscious through inten-
sive training programs and promo-
tion over the past 25 years, have pull-|
ed Lago’s accident frequeney rate

dad. Den cada caso nan ta usa apa-
ratonan protectivo y ta haciendo e
trabao den e manera mas seguro po-
sible.

E charlanan a resulta den e char-
lanan di seguridad di cinco minuut
mientras e material prepara door di
oficina di seguridad a resulta den
e Safety Newsletter. Informacion to-
cante seguridad a bini asina tanto
na demanda cu Safety Division a
inicia e boltin aki. Awor e ta sali
tur siman.

Ademas di e boletin, tin hopi otro
|manera cu seguridad a worde pro-
movi. Un di mas efectivo tabata
entrenamento constante. Door di e
medio aki no solamente e empleado
ta haya sabi com el mester traha cu
seguridad, pero e ta sinja realiza
| kiko ta seguridad y ta practica esaki
unda cu el bai. Sinembargo, en
cuanto ta toca promocion visual, tin
jumbo display boards, scoreboards,
visual aids, boletin di accidente y e
manual di practiconan di seguridad.

IE. jumbo display boards, di cual tin
tres, a origina na 1939. E scoreboards
na 1938. E promer version di e score-
board tabata un calender, di dos ta-
‘bata un cifra grandi munstrando tur
e desgracianan cu a_ resulta den
disabilidad. E ultimo scoreboard, de-
visa pa E. J. Kulisek, actual division
head, a bini na vigor na 1953. E ban-
}deranan cu ta bula cu e scoreboard-
nan a bini na 1947. E promer ban-
dera a worde hizi door di John
; Lykins, eastern division superinten-
dent e tempo.

Kiko ta resultado di e tremende
programa di seguridad aki? El a re-
sulta den un di e refinerianan mas
seguro na mundo — Lago.

Cu cooperacion di cada empleado
cu tin seguridad na pecho, e ta cul-
mina den tal cosnan manera gana-
mento di e concurso pa clase di fa-
bricacion di petroleo di National
Safety Council tres vez — 1947, 1949
y 1954.

E kier meen cu empleadonan di
Lago, cu a sinja realiza kiko ta se-
guridad door di entrenamento inten-
sivo y promocion durante ultimo 25
anja, a baha e frequencia di desgra-
cia causando desabilidad for di un
punto na 1932 tempo tabatin 16 des-
gracia causando desabilidad pa cada
million manhours di trabao pa anja
pasa tempo cu mas cu dos million
manhours a worde traha promer cu
tabatin un desgracia cu a causa des-
abilidad.

Mas importante ta cu e ta nifica
cu empleadonan di Lago ta trahando
den un planta seguro cu nan a haci
seguro y cu diariamente nan ta man-
tene e seguridad.



down-down-down, from a point in
1932 when there were 16 disabling
injuries for each million man hours
to last year when over two million
man hours were worked before one
disabling injury was suffered.

Most important it means that
Lago’s employees are working in a
safe plant that they have made safe
and are daily maintaining this safety.





ARUBA ESSO NEWS
U O NEWS Feb. 26, 1955

___—}). aes 26, 1955,

LAGO SPORT PARK BOARD Chairman R. £E. A. Mar- F. E. GRIFFIN, general superintendent, said ‘home
tin described the party as an ‘affirmation of our good team'' committees have proved to be the best form of
employee relationship.” representation.
R. E. A. MARTIN, Presidente di Lago Sport Park Board F. E. GRIFFIN, superintendente general, a bisa ‘'comi-
a describi e encuentro como un “‘afirmacion di nos bon ténan local’ a proba di ta e mehor forma di represen-
relacionnan entre empleadonan. tacion.

Fifth Annual

DANCER Elizabeth Hershfeld was a ) HENRY FORTE, perennial calyp-

cheered by the 350 party-goers. so singer, scored again.

BAILARINA Elizabeth Hershfeld e resen a Ive S ar L

a worde aplaudi door di 350 aten- SNES Fie : eae ied
Ree ca exito cu su cancionnan calypso.

DISTRICT Representative E. A. Carti ant |. R. Assistant M. A. BOEZEM (left) and F. B. Nicolaas combined their
Manager E. Byington looked over the program. voices and guitars in Latin American rhythms.

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE E. A. Carti y |. R. Assistant M. A. BOEZEM (robez) y F. B. Nicolaas a combina nan ARUBA CHOCOLATE (banda « i) tabata e atraccior
K ur a

ARUBA CHOCOLATE (right) took th
three-bout card by knockinc t
Kid Curagao.

Manager E. Byington ta waak e programa. voz y guitara den ritmonan Latino Americano. di e tres peleanan door d

CHICKEN, beef, spareribs and fish, backed up by all GALINJA, beef, spareribs )
nan — tabata con

DR. R. C. CARRELL checks the menu with R. Grossman, Peruvian Visitor

Tomas Williams and Representative Ben Jones. the trimmings, were the stars of the feature attraction.





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Lago First In Safety Contest

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Lowest Frequency

Carnival Spirit “Rocks” APUG tet ir Histon

Eveline Croes
Is Island Queen

Carnival, festive enough "to
rock the sky above, the land
beneath and the seas around us,”
rioted through Aruba last week
and left the island breathless after
three days of merry-making.

Queens, bands, music, dances, par-
ties and parades highlighted the tra-
ditional celebration of the period im-
mediately preceding the start of Lent.
Carnival events ranged from Oranje-
stad to San Nicolas and included
most of the island’s social and athle-
tic organizations.

Highlight of the celebration was
the election of the ’Carnival Queen
of Aruba” the night of Feb. 19 at the
Lago Sport Park. Some 5000 specta-
tors jammed into the park to see 14
young ladies, elected Queens” of va-
rious local organizations, compete for
the island-wide title and the trip-to-
Trinidad first prize.





The Excelsior Brass Band kicked
off the festivities arranged by the
Central Carnival Committee by pa-

rading into the stadium with all in-
struments blaring. Then Master of
Ceremonies C. I. Tromp of Lago’s In-
dustrial Relations Department an-
nounced that his fellow employee, C.
E. Lacle, has been chosen ’’Prince of
Carnival.”

Resplendent in royal attire, the)
prince urged his subjects to join him
in celebrating a carnival festive
enough "to rock the y above, the
land beneath and the s around us”
and declared the celebration officially |
open.

He called for the queen candidates,
each of whom had driven onto the}
field in an automobile. As her name
was called each hopeful, in a formal
gown, was introduced to the crowd, |
curtsied to the judges and took her |
place on the stage.

After all had been introduced the
10-member judging panel, headed by |




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|
|



Lt. Gov. Dr. L. C. Kwartsz, retired
to make their selection. During the
judges’ deliberations the Excelsior

and Princess Marijke bands played.
After some 30 minutes the judges
reappeared and announced the win-
ner — Miss Eveline Croes, queen of
the Tivoli Club. Miss Marie Mat-
thews, daughter of Alvin Matthews |
of Lago’s Mechanical Department,
was named her lady-in-waiting and
won a trip to Curacao. |
Miss Croes was crowned by Gov.
Kwartsz. After the coronation the |
queen and the other candidates, the
judges, carnival committee members
and guests went to the Netherlands
Windward Islands Welfare Associa-
tion club house to toast the queen.
The next day the center of attrac-








(Continued on page 2)







gene

SOME 5,000 persons saw Eveline Croes (center) crown-

ed "Carnival Queen of Aruba’’ at the Lago Sport Park

the night of Jan. 19. Olga Phillips, the sport park
queen, is second from left.

VOL. 16, No. 5



PUBLISHED BY LAGO






MAS o
mei) corona ''Re
Sport Park Jan. |



utibaae TKS.

menos 5,000 hende a mira Eveline Croes (mei-

park, ta segundo fo'i banda robez.

Tops 18 Refineries

Lago employees worked more
safely during 1954 than the
employees of 18 other major ref-
ineries in the United States,
Canada and Trinidad and finished
in first place in the Manufacturing
Section of the National Safety
Council’s petroleum contest, it was
announced last week.

A cable sent to Lago Feb. 15 by



Sidney Smith, an official of the
council, read, ”“Your company first
place manufacturing entire com-

panies Group A rate .68 1954 petro-
tcum contest.”

Lago manufacturing employees,
who had 10 disabling injuries while
working more than 14% million
man-hours during 1954, finished with
a frequency rate of .68. Though
complete results of the contest have
not yet been received, it is believed
Lago’s closest competitor finished
with a frequency rate of about .90.

Lago’s 1954 frequency rate was the
lowest in the refinery’s 25 years of
| operation and brought the employees,
|for the third time, first place in the





ina di Carnaval di Aruba'' na Lago
9 anochi. Olga Phillips, reina di sport









SSC

OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.

safety contest. They won in 1947 and
again in 1949,

In the contest Lago competes with
|vefineries whose employees work
more than 250,000 hours per month.
| Fifteen are in the United States,
jfrom Texas to the East Coast. Some
|are operated by other Standard Oil
!Co. (N.J.) affiliates, some by com-
i peting companies. One is in Canada.
Two others Trinidad Leaseholds
and British Oilfields — are in Trini-
dad.

Through the pd





st decade workers
in these refineries have become in-
creasingly safety concious and com-



Feb. 26, 1







Empleadonan di Lago a Gana
Concurso di Seguridad Petrolero

Empleadonan di Lago a traha cu
mas seguridad durante 1954 cu e
empleadonan di 18 otro refineria-
nan grandi den Estados Unidos,
Canada y Trinidad y a termina
ganando promer lugar den concur-
so petrolero di Seccion di Refina-

cion di Conseho Nacional di Seguri-
dad, a worde anuncia luna pasa.

Un cable manda pa Lago 15 di
Ieb. door di Sidney Smith, un oficial
di e Council tabata bisa, ”Bo com-
pania tin promer lugar den refina-
cion ariba tur companianan Grupo A
frequencia .68 pa concurso petrolero
1954.”

Empleadonan di refineria di Lago,
cu tabatin solamente 10 desgracia
causando desabilidad mientras nan a



Representacion na Lago

A Worde Gaba na Party

Representacion di empleadonan | Lago Sport Park Board y orador na
tabata topico di e dos oradornan|nomber di representantenan a sigui
principal na di cinco party anual Sr. Griffin na microfoon y a bisa:
pa representantenan regular | ’Nos presencia aki ta un confir-



staff cual a atrae como 350 per- macion di nos fe y confianza den nos
moda di representacion.”

sona na Aruba Golf Club Feb. 12} I dos discursonan a precede co-

anochi. memento cual a worde sigui door di
Superintendente General F. FE. !un programa varia y boxeo,
Griffin, kende a papia na nomber di | Si. Griffin kende a splica cu un
compania, a haci un apelacion ariba | operacion tamanjo di Lago mester
representantenan pa ”munstra cu/|tin ”medionan adecuado pa determi-
boso accion cu nos presente sistema|na sentimento y opinionnan§ di
di representacion pa empleadonan ta|cmpleadonan,” a bisa cu compania
funciona bon y cu esey ta loke boso|— mescos cu otro afiliadonan di
kier preserva.” Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) a adopta
R. E. A. Martin, (Continua na pagina 2)











presidente di



traha mas di 1442 milion ora di tra-
bao durante 1954, a termina cu un
frecuencia di accidente di .68. Aun-
que resultadonan completo di e con-
curso no a worde ricibi ainda, nan
ta kere cu e competidor mas cerca di
Lago a termina cu un frecuencia di
mas o menos .90,

Lago su frecuencia pa 1954 tabata
di mas abao di e 25 anja di operacion

{di refineria y a duna empleadonan,
|pa di tres bez, promer lugar den ec

concurso di seguridad. Nan a

na 1947 y atrobe na 1949,
Den e concurso Lago ta competi cu

refinerianan di cual nan empleado-

gana

|nan ta traha mas di 250,000 ora pa

luna. Diez-cinco di nan ta na Estados
Unidos, for di Texas te na Costa
di Oost. Algun di nan ta worde
opera door di otro afiliadonan di
Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), algun di
nan door di companianan competidor.
Uno ta di Canada. Dos otro — Trini-
dad Leaseholds y British Oilfields —
ta di Trinidad.

Durante e ultimo diez
dornan den e refinerianan aki a bira

anja, traha-



sumamente consciente tocante segu-
ridad y competicion a bira masha
fuerte mientras frecuencia di acci-

dente tabata baha.

Na 1949, tempo cu Lago a gana
promer lugar cu un frecuencia di
1.64, e promedio di e
nan competidor tabata 4.98. Na 1950,
e promedio tabata 4.55; na 1951 e
tabata 4.43; na 1952 e tabata 4.13 y
na 1953, tempo cu Lago a termina
como segundo despues di Humble Oil
& Refining C e frecuencia prome-
dio tabata

Pa 1954 ta p
frecuencia




arece cu e promedio di
di accidente lo bolbe ba-

19 compania- }

petition has become increasingly stiff
as frequency rates declined.

In 1949, when Lago took first place
with a frequency rate of 1.64, the
average of the 19 competing com-
| panies was 4.98. In 1950 the aver












ge











was 4.55; in 1951 it was 4.43; in
1 it v 4.13 and in 1953, when
Lago finished second behind the
| Humble Oil and Refining Co., the
|

average frequency rate was 3.63.
tha. Pa e promer 11 luna di ¢ anja c For 1954 it appears the average
tabata 3.29. rate will again decline. For the first

IE promer luna di 1954 no a duna/11 months of the year it was ¢
|ningun indicacion cu Lago lo termina The first month of 1954 gave no
Je anja ganando promer lugar. Des-| indication that Lago would end the
|pues di tabatin cuatro accidente cu | year in first place. After having four
|perdida di tempo na December —|lost-time accidents in December
cual a haci nan perde promer lugar|which cost them first place in the
| den concurso di 1953 — emp!eadonan |1953 contest — employees suffered
a sufri cuatro accidente a more in January.









mas
Januari 1954. The company acted immediately. A

Compania a tuma accion inmedia-| Safety Study Group, composed of
{tamente. Un Grupo di Estudio pa| executives, supervisors and emp!loy-
| Seguridad, consistiendo di ehecutivo,|ees, was set up to evaluate the
hefenan y empleadonan, a worde for-| company’s safety program. A new
ma pa evalua ec programa di seguri- | wave of safety conciousness, based
dad di compania. Un ola nobo ha-jon the theory that "safety every-
ciendo empleadonan consiente tocan- | body’s business,” swept the plant.
te seguridad basa ariba e teoria cu As the months passed the effecti-
| (Continua na pagina 3) | (Continued on page 3)









Lago‘'s Representation Plan

Is Hailed At Annual Party

Employee representation was
the topic of the two main speakers
pat Lago’s fifth annual Staff and
|Regular Representatives’ Party |
which attracted some 350 persons
to the Aruba Golf Club the even- | show andibosane:

ing of Feb. 12 Mr. Griffin, who pointed out that

General Superintendent F. E. Grif-| an operation the size of Lago must
| fin, who spoke for the company, urg-| have "adequate means for determin-
ed the representatives to "show by| ing the employees’ feelings and opi-
your action that our present em-|nions,” said the company like
ployee representation works well and | other Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) affilia-
jis what you want preserved.” | tes — had adopted the committee sys

R. E. A. Martin, chairman of the| tem as the best means of communica-
Lago Sport Park Board and spokes-| tion between employee and employer.
man for the representatives, followed (Continued on page 2)

Mr. Griffin to the microphone and
said, "Our presence here is...... a con-
firmation of our faith and confidence
in our mode or representation.”

The two addre preceded dinne)
| which was followed by a2 variety






Aruba Ess NEWS

PUBLISHED

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY AT ARUBA, NETHERLANDS

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

New Policy Will Provide
Opportunity For Education

Lago and the Lago Employee Council have agreed upon a policy to
provide employees with an opportunity to continue their education
and — if rehired by the company — reacquire service credits previously

earned.

The policy, based on a request
employees the opportunity to attend
institutions of higher learning off the
island. It is applicable to all staff
and regular employees with at least
one year of service.

In order to take advantage of the
provisions of the policy, the employee
must submit a written resignation,
The resignation must include the sta-
tement the employee is resigning to
attend a specifie school.

The employee’s plans for further
education will be reviewed by the
Training Division when they are sub-

mitted with the resignation. If they |

meet the provisions of the policy, the
employee will be notified through his
supervisor.

Upon completion of his studies the
individual must — to reacquire pre-
viously earned service credits
apply for reemployment within the
next 90 days and be rehired within
an additional 90 days.

The employee may also be required

of the LEC, was drafted to give

|
| to provide certification that the time
between resignation and application
for reemployment was used to meet
the intent of the policy.

An employee who resigns under the
policy but then finds he is unable to
attend school will be reemployed in
his former position if he applies with-
in 90 days of his effective resignation
date.

Every effort will be made to rehire
an employee for his former position
if, for acceptable reasons, he resigns
but does not start or cannot continue
his studies within six months of his
effective resignation date.

The 90-day-period requirements fol-
lowing completion of the individual’s
studies may be extended on applica-
tion of the individual to cover sick-
ness, accident or other documented
reasons beyond the individual’s con-



trol.

xx Text Of Mr. Griffin's Speech xx

Text of the address presented by
General Superintendent F. EB. Griffin
at the 5th annual Staff and Regular
Representatives’ Party at the Aruba
Golf Club Feb. 12:

As we gather here tonight for
a social evening, you cannot heip
being impressed by the large
group of employees all engaged in
employee representation at Lago.
It goes without saying that in an
industrial operation as large
ours there must be adequate
means for determining the employ-
feelings and opinions and
assisting them in solving their
problems. We have approached
this need and we feel have quite
successfully solved it at Lago, not
by one elected committee, not by
two committees, but by five advi-
sory committees plus the Lago
Employee Council, the bargaining
group, with which we have a labor
contract. We all know that it took
time, training and patience on the
part of the committee members
and our supervisors to make this
committee system work.

Our company, and I mean the
worldwide group of companies
comprising the Standard Oil Com-
pany (New Jersey), has been out-
standingly successful in using a
committee approach in the conduct
of its business, not only for
employee problems, but for admi-
nistrative and operating problems
as well. For instance, at Lago we
have over 40 regular committees,
not counting staff meetings which
would be 50 more, for the conduct
of our business. We think that it
is truly a democratic way to con-
duct a business and handle our
employees’ problems.

About a year ago I made an
extensive trip with a group of
other management people from
other units of the Jersey Company
to study the organizational setup
and operations of 16 separate
Jersey aftmiates. All of these
companies are successful although
all are subject to increasingly
stiffer competition. They all had
one thing in common. That was
the very gereral use of committees
to handle problems of their
business, especially where person-
nel is involved. Their unions or
federations elected from the
employee group deal only with the
company concerned since it is the
strong feeling of all, fortified by
long experience, that a home town

as

ees’

group elected from the employee
body and with their interest in
that employee group and_ local
company, has proven to be the
best form of employee represen-
tation.

By such a system there is better
understanding of local problems,
those of the employees, the com-
pany and the community. Hence,
the interest of all these groups
can be properly protected. In other
words, it was the feeling of all
of these companies, and I had the
opportunity to talk with workers
as well as management people,
that they would not have the same
confidence in outsiders, having
other than local interests, handling
their problems.

Today and in the recent past
we have seen efforts to introduce
another type of representation to
our employees. The claim is made
of advantages to be gained by
such groups having ties with
Mexico, Denver and other far-
aw: spots of the world. Now, as
serious minded men interested in
the future of your fellow employ-
ees and this company, do we need
so-called experts with alliances
with these foreign countries to
guide the future of our employees,
perhaps in a disastrous direction?
I say ’no’ most emphatically and
know that the vast majority of our
employees feel likewise.

So, you men of the home team
who have no entangling interna-
tional alliances and with many
years of successful experience
dealing with us, I urge you to
show by your action that our
present employee representation
system works well and is what
you want preserved. It no doubt
can be further improved by the
excellent co-operation and team
spirit that has made this a great
company with an employee body
second to none.

In conclusion, I would like to
thank the members of the Lago
Employee Council, the District
Representatives group and all the
advisory committees and various
alternates, all of whom have served
the employee body very capably
in 1954. The year 1954 posed
many problems which I think can
truly be said were generally solved
in a manner satisfactory to all.
The year 1955 likewise poses some
more of the same problems and





ARUBA ESSO NEW

Representation
Hailed at Party

(Continued from page 1)

He said the committee system pro-
vided a "better understanding of local
problems” that involved the employees,
the company and community. How-
ever, he pointed out, a movement to
introduce a new type of representa-
tion "having ties with Mexico, Den-
ver and other far-away spots of the
world” was recently introduced

After asking if ”’we need so-called
experts with alliances with these
foreign countries to guide the future
of our employees?” he answered, ’I
say ’no’ most emphatically and know
that the vast majority of our em-
ployees feel likewise.

"So, you men of the home team
who have no entangling international
alliances and with many years of
successful experience dealing with us,
I urge you to show by your action
that our present employee represen-
tation system works well and is what
you want preserved.”

After expressing the representati-
ves’ pleasure in attending the event,
Mr. Martin said, ’To us this function
is an affirmation of our good em-
ployee relationship.”

He described the party as the "out-
growth of years of peaceful negotia-
tions. Our presence here is not only
concrete evidence of this fact but is a
confirmation of our faith and confi-
dence in our mode of representation,
and we feel that Management should
never allow anything to mar or even
disturb the equilibrium of this peace-
ful co-existence.”

In a review of 1954, Mr. Martin
ticked off the accomplishments of the
committee representation system and
said we have entered 1955 with good
and hopeful expectations.”

These expectations, he said, were
that the company would review the
employees’ problems with "patience
and tolerance;” that the company’s
productivity would remain unimpair-
ed; that ”good human _ relations”
would continue and that the prospe-
rity of the company — "which we all
know is synonymous with the pros-
perity of Aruba and us all” — would
expand.

(The complete text of Mr. Griffin’s
address appears on this page.)

"Carnival”

(Continued from page 1)

tion shifted to Oranjestad where the
Carnival Parade got underway at
3 p.m. Headed by the Lago Commu-
nity band the parade wound throug!

out the town. In the line of march
were the queen and all the candidates,
over 90 motorized floats, calypso
bands and dancers, brass bands, dan-
cing troupes and mounted cowboys.

The parade, which took 2% hours
to pass the reviewing stand, wound
up at the Wilhelmina Stadium.

The weekend was marked by car-
nival parties and dances staged by
various organizations and_ private
individuals.

Segunda Dia di
Prensa ta Worde
Teni Maart 1

Lago a fiha su segunda ”Dia di
Prensa” anual, na cual ocasion e lo
recibi periodistanan for di e territo-
rio aki pa Maart +. Binti-tres hom-
ber y muher representando corant
y stacion di radio na Aruba y Cura-
cao ta ariba lista di bishitante.

E "Dia di Prensa” cu ta worde
organiza door di Departamento di
Relaciones Publicas lo inclui un pa-
seo den Medical Center nobo, opera-
cionnan di dragamento den haaf di
San Nicolas, un forum di prensa
entitula Prensa Ta Desea di Sabi”,
un comida y un discurso pa Gerente
General O. S. Mingus.

Un aeroplano fleta lo worde usa
pa transportacion di e bishitantenan
di Curacao.

perhaps new ones that we have
not faced before.

I am sure we will find solutions
to all, however, with a continu-
ation of the able assistance and
understanding that you represen-
tafives have given in the past.

: pre

uents.

The referendum is authorized by
Article 4, Section 5 of the LEC con-
stitution and by-laws which provides
that council members may be recalled
if a majority of the valid ballots cast
in a referendum favor the recall.

Article 4, Section 5 further provi-
des that a referendum will be held|
following the submission of a recall- |
request petition bearing the valid
signatures of at least 10 per cent of
the nationality group concerned.

A petition was submitted to the
Industrial Relations Department Feb,
14 by DR’s J. Lake, F. Maduro, H. G.
Violenus, H. Narain, I. Ras and S.
Malmberg. The petition asked that
LEC Vice-President M. Croes and
Member D. Flemming be recalled.

The petition said the "undersigned

port Co., Ltd., hereby declare our ge-
neral disconfidence in the Councilmen
M. Croes and D. Flemming, and

we do not wish the above mentioned
Councilmen to serve as members of
| the L.E.C.”

The petition ed the company "to
assist in conducting a referendum to
recall the above mentioned council-
men.” After certifying the petition
bore the necessary number of valid
signatures, the company scheduled

Mr. Croes, former secretary of the
council, was elected
earlier this month when the three
offices of the council were vacated to
| provide for the election of a new
slate of officers.

Representacion

(Continua di pagina 1)
tema di comité como mehor
medio di comunicacion entre emplea-
do y empleador.

El a bisa cu sistema di comité
ta trece ’mehor comprendemento di
problemanan local” cu ta
empleadonan, compania y comunidad.
| Sinembargo, el a splica, un movecion
pa introduci un otro forma di repre-
sentacion "cu tin coneccion cu Mexi-
co, Denver y otro lugarnan lejano di
mundo” a worde introduci
mente.

Despues di puntra tin
mester di e mencionado expertonan
cu alianza cu e terranan estranhero |
aki pa guia futuro di nos empleado-
nan?” el a contesta, "mi ta bisa ’no’ |
mas expresivamente y mi sabi cu
majoria empleadonan ta sinti mescos.

”Pesey, boso hombernan di e equi-
po local cu no tin ningun alia in- |
ternacional y cu hopi anja di expe-
riencia fructuoso tratando cu _ nos, |
mi ta suplica boso pa munstra pa
medio di boso accion cu nos presente |
sistema di representacion pa emplea- |
donan ta traha bon y cu ta esey ta}
loke boso kier preserva.”

Despues di expresa placer li e re-
sentantenan pa atende e evento
aki, Sr. Martin a bisa, ”Pa nos
funcion aki ta un afirmacion di nos;
bon relacionnan.”

El a describi e party como "resul-
tado di anjanan di negociacion paci-
fico. Nos presencia aki no solamente
ta evidencia concreto di e hecho aki
pero ta un confirmacion di nos fe y
confianza den nos modo di represen-
tacion, y nos ta sinti cu Directiva
nunca mester permiti pa pasa algo

e e

e

reciente-

si "nos

employees of the Lago Oil and Trans- |

the referendum for March 2, 3 and 4.}

vice-president |

involve |

| early

Feb. 26, 1955
ee aera ae

Recall Referendum Set

On Two LEC Members

A referendum to determine if two Lago Employee Council members
should be recalled has been scheduled for March 2, 3 and 4, The refer-
endum will be based on a petition submitted by six District Represen-
tatives and signed by over 10 per cent of the LEC’s national constit-

The council decided on the new
slate after it agreed President J.
Erasmus, who is also a member of
the Netherlands Antilles Staten,
could not devote enough time to his
work as president of the LEC,

In the subsequent election F,.
Ritveld, former vice-president,
chosen president: Mr. Croes was
chosen vice president and E. D,
Tromp succeeded Mr. Croes as secre-
tary.

The referendum will be supervised
by an eight-member board. Mr. Rit-
veld will serve as chairman with Mr.
Tromp, G. Giel and Mr. Erasmus
serving as representatives of the
LEC; Mr. Lake, Mr. Maduro, Mr.
| Narain and Mr. Violenus serving as
representatives of the petitioning
group.

The balloting will be conducted by
17 three-man teams. Each team will
be headed by a foreign staff employee
appointed by the company to serve as
an impartial teller; an observer ap-
pointed by the LEC and an observer
appointed by the petitioning group.

The voting, by time card ballot
which will be brought to each eligible
employee at his place of work, will
run from 6a.m. to 6 p.m. the three
election days. The results will be
made known March 5. Only national
LEC constituents will be eligible to
vote as Mr. Croes and Mr. Flemming
are national councilmen.

H.

was

Ten Nominated

For SPAC Election
|March 16, 17, 18

Ten men have been nominated to
compete for five seats on the Special
| Problems Advisory Committee in an
election scheduled March 16, 17 and
18. Eight of the nominees are natio-
| nals; two are non-nationals.
Nominated to compete for four na-
| tional, two-year seats were Incum-
bents Maximo Vries, R. E. Frank and
|G. V. Roos plus H. R. Narain, P. G.
| Brook, G. N. Willems, J. M. Hodge
and W. C. Hopmans.

Nominated to compete for one non-
national, two year seat were Incum-
bent G. E. Fernandes and Wellesley
St. G. E. B. Cox.

Because of the company’s reduction
of non-national forces the committee,
once made up of five and
three non-national representatives,
will now be composed of six national
and two non-national representatives.

Would-be petition candidates must
return official petition forms, signed
by at least 100 eligible voters, to the
Committee Coordination Group by 4
p.m. March 1. The group is located
in Room 212 of the Industrial Rela-
tions Building.

Armstrong Loaned
To Abadan Consortium

Edmond G. Armstrong left Aruba
this month on furlough that
would be followed by a loan assign-
ment at Abadan. A head shipping
clerk in the Accounting Department,
he will be associated with the Iranian
Oil Services, Ltd., Abadan, Iran, for
approximately 18 to 24 months.

Mr. Armstrong came to Lago in
March, 19 after service from 1929

national



cu por danja of ni stroba e equilibro
di co-existencia pacifico.”

Repasando 1954, Sr. Martin a co-|
menta tocante acomplecimentonan di|
e sistema di representacion y a bisa |
cu drenta 1955 cu corazon |
yen di speranza.” |

E speranza aki, el a bisa, tabata
cu compania lo repasa problemanan
di empleadonan cu "pasenshi y to-|
lerancia;” cu productividad di com-
pania lo keda mes cu e bon "re-
lacionnan humano” lo sigui y cu
prosperidad di compania — "cual nos
tur sabi ta synonymo cu prosperidad
di Aruba y nos tur” lo expande.

(Texto completo di discurso di Sr. |

"nos a



Griffin ta ariba pagina 2.) |

through 1931 with the Lago Petro-
leum Corporation at Maracaibo. He
started at Lago as a junior clerk in
Accounting. Remaining in Account-
ing during his entire tenure here, he
served as shipping clerk, senior clerk
and senior clerk II.

L. A. A. Van Romondt

Louis Alfred Alexander Van
Romondt, second lieutenant in the
Lago Police Department, died Feb.
17 at his home in Oranjestad. He
had Lago service of over 162
years. Born in St. Martin, he was
56. Survivors include his wife and
two children,






Feb. 26, 195



Dos Miembro di LEC lo

Ta Topico di Referendum

|
Un referendum pa determina si dos miembro di Lago Employee |

Council mester worde baha a worde stipulé pa Maart 2, 3 y 4. E re-
ferendum lo ta basa ariba un peticion sumeti pa seis Representante di
Districto y cu tabata firma door di mas cu 10 por ciento di constitu-

yentenan nacional di LEC.
referendum ta autoriza door di
Articulo 4, Seccion 5 di constitucion
di LEC cual ta bis:
di Council por worde baha s
ria di votonan valido den un referen-
dum ta na fabor pa baha nan.
Articulo 4, Seccion 5 ta bisa ade-
mas cu un referendum lo worde teni
despues di sumision di un peticion cu
valido di a lo menos 10 por
grupo di nacionalidad





cu miembronan
i majo-








firma
ciento di e
concerna.
Un peticion a worde sumeti na In-
dustrial Relations Department Feb.
14 door di DR’s J. Lake, F. Maduro,
H. G. Violenus, H. Narain, I. Ras y
S. Malmberg. E peticion ta pidi pa
Vice-Presidente M. Croes di LEC y
Miembro D. Flemming worde baha.
E peticion ta bisa cu e "emplea-
donan s' to di Lago Oil & Trans-
port Co., Ltd., pa medio di esaki ta









declara nos desconfianza general den





| represen
| cionista.



Council a decidi pa cligi oficialnan
nobo despues cu a worde combini cu
Presidente J. Erasmus, kende ta tam-
be un miembro di Staten di Antillas
Holandes, no por a dedica bastante
tempo na su trabao como presidente

di LEC.





Den e eleccion cu a sigui F. H.
Ritveld, anterior vice-presidente, a
sali presidente: Sr. a worde



cligi vice-presidente y E. D. Tromp
a sigui Sr. Croes como secretario.

E referendum lo worde corri door
di un junta di ocho homber. Sr. Rit-
veld lo actua como presidente cu
Sr. Tromp, G. Giel y Sr. Erasmus
rbiendo como representantenan di





| LEC; Sr. Lake, Sr. Maduro, Sr. Na-

Violenus lo sirbi como
antenan di e grupo di peti-

rain y S





E votamento lo tuma lugar pa me-

Miembronan di Council M. Croes y|dio di 17 grupo di tres homber. Na

des



D. Flemming, y... nos no ta
pa nan ta miembro di LEC.”
peticion ta pidi compania "pa



dos miembronan di Council

\
a
| do foreign staff nombra door di com-



cabez di cada grupo lo tin un emplea-

pania pa actua como un teller im-

i den un referendum pa baha e| parcial; un observador nombra door

aribaldi LEC y

un observador nombra

menciona.” Despues di certifica cu e| door di e grupo di peticionista.

peticion tin e numero
firma valido, compania a de





refe
y 4.

Sr. Croes, anterior secretario
Council, a worde eligi vice-presidente
principio di
puesto di ofi
worde haci ve
eleccion di ofi







alnan den Council
nte pa haci posible
alnan nobo.





* Texto Di

Texto di e discurso presenta pa
Superintendente General F. E. Grif-
fin na di 5 Party Anual pa Represen-
tantenan Staff y Regular na Aruba
Golf Club Feb. 12:

Ora nos topa aki awe nochi pa
un encuentro social, bo no por yu-
da di ser impresiona pa e grupo
grvandi di empleadonan, tur activo
den representacion di empleado-
nan na Lago. Ta claro cu den un
operacion industrial tan gyrandi
manera di nos mester tin medio
adecuado pa determina sentimen-
to y opinionnan di empleadonan y



pa asisti nan pa soluciona nan
problemanan. Nos a 2 ae ne-



cesidad aki y nos ta sinti cu nos
a solucione’le cu exito na Lago
no door di un comité eligi, tam-
door di dos, pero door di
cinco comité consultativo plus
Lago Employee Council, e grupo
negociativo, cu cual nos tin un
contract di trabao. Nos tur sabi
cu a tuma tempo, entrenamento y
pasenshi na banda di miembronan
di comiténan y nos supervisornan
pa pone e sistema di comité traha.
Nos compania, y mi kier meen
e grupo di companianan den hen-
ter mundo cu ta forma Standard
Oil Company (New Jersey), ta-
batin masha cantidad di exito den
usamento di ¢ sistema di comité
pa trata su asuntonan, no sol
mente pa problemanan di empl
donan, pero tambe pa_probler
nan di administracion y operacion.
Por ehemplo, na Lago nos tin mas
cu 40 comité regular, no coniando
reunionnan di staff cual ta 50
mas, pa trata nos asuntonan. Nos
ta kere cu berdaderame esaki
ta un manera democratico pa ¢
ta asuntonan y trata problet
nan di nos empleadonan.
as of menos un anja pz
a haci un viaje largo cu un ¢
po di otro hendenan di directive
di otro unidadnan di Jersey Com-
pany pa_ studia orga: i
operacionnan di 10 diferente afi-
liadonan di Jersey. Tur ec com-
panianan aki tin exito no obstan-
te competicion cu dia pa diaz ta







a-


















necesario di/|
idi cu e| pa medio di carchi cu lo worde treci
endum lo worde teni Maart 2, 3; pa empieadonan na nan pia di tra-

di}

E votamento, cual lo tuma lugar

bao, lo socede for di 6 a.m. te 6 p.m.
durante e tres dianan di eleccion. E
resultadonan lo worde anuncia Maart



luna aki ora e tres|5. Solamente constituyentenan nacio-
a|nal di LEC tin derecho di vota como

Sr. Croes y Sr. Flemming ta micm-
bronan nacional di Council.

Discurso *

bira mas fuerte. Tur tabatin un
cos comun, Esaki tabata e uso
general di comité pa trata pro-
blemanan di nan negoshi, special-
nente unda personal ta involvi.
Nan union of federacionnan eligi
for di e grupo di empleadonan ta
trata solamente cu ec compania
concernaé como ta e fuerte senti-

mento di tur, fortifici door di
largo experiencia, cu un grupo

jocal eligi for di entre empleado-
nan y cu nan interest den e
cmpleadonan ey y e compania lo-
cal, a proba di ta e mehor forma
di representacion pa empleadonan.
Den un tal sistema tin mehor
comprendemento di problemanan
local, di empleadonan, di compa-
nia y di comunidad. Pescy, interes
di tur e gruponan aki por worde
protega propiamente. En otvo pa-
labra, tabata sentimento di tur e
companianan ey, y mi tabatin e
oportunidad pa papia tanto cu tra-
hadornan como cu hendenan di di-
rectiva, cu nan lo no tin e mes
confianza den hendenan di pafor,
tin otro interes sino local, pa
nan prob!emanan,
ry den reciente pasado nos
a mira esfuerzonan pa introduci
un otro forma di representacion
p2 nos empleadonan. Tin hende ta
pretende cu tal gruponan di ven-
taha pa motibo di nan coneccion-
nan cu Mexico, Denver y otro
puntonan lejano na mundo. Awor,
como hombernan serio interesd
den futuro di boso companjeronan
di trabao y e compania aki, nos
tin mester di e tal expertonan cu
tin alianza cu e terranan estran-
hero aki pa guia futuro di nos
empleadonan podiser den un di-
reccion desastroso. Mas expresi-
nente mi ta bisa ’no’ y mi sabi
cu ce majoria grandi di nos
empleadonan ta sinti mescos.
boso hombernan di e
local cu no tin ningun
internacional y cu hopi
anja di experiencia fructuoso tra-
tando cu nos, mi ta suptica boso
munstra pa medio di boso
eezion cu nos presente sistema di
representacion pa emp!eadonan ta



tr







equipo










ARUBA ESSO NEWS

March 1 Retirement
Date for Winterdal
And Richardson

Jan Winterdal of the Pipe Craft
and Ernest A. Richardson of the
Lago Police Department will retire
March 1. Mr. Winterdal will retire
with service of over 27 years and Mr.
Richardson with better than 18%
years’ ser

Mr. Winterdal’s Lago career began
in December, 1926, as a laborer. Dur-
ing the next 27 years he shuffled be-
tween the Pipe Craft and the Cataly-
tic Division. He will retire from his
current position of pipefitter B in the
Pipe Craft. Mr. Winterdal! is an Aru-
ban and is not leaving the island.

Mr. Richardson’s service is comple-
tely with the Lago Police Depart-
ment. He started in March, 1936, as a
laborer second class. He has also held
the posts of laborer, watchman and
his present position of corporal B.
Mr. Richardson’s service was attain-
ed without a single deductible ab-
sence. He plans to remain in Aruba
for six months and then return to his
native St. Martin.





J. Winterdal £. A. Richardson

Winterdal y
Richardson ta
Retira Maart 1

Jan Winterdal di Pipe Craft y
Ernest A. Richardson di Lago Police
Department ta retira Maart 1. Sr.
Winterdal ta bai retira cu mas cu
27 anja di servicio y Sr. Richardson
cu mas cu 18% anja di servicio.

Carera di Sr. Winterdal na Lago
a cuminza December 1926 como un
laborer. Durante e siguiente 27 anja
el a intercambia centre Pipe Craft y
Catalytic Division. Den Pipe el a ocu-
pa puestonan manera laborer, helper,
pipefitter helper B, pipefitter C y
pipefitter B, e puesto cu cual el ta
retira. Mientras den Catalytic el a
traha como still cleaner, pusher, gang
foreman, tradesman primera y_ sc-
gunda clase y corporal A. Sr. Win-
terdal ta Arubiano y no ta bai for
di e isla.

Servicio di Sr. Richardson ta ex-
clusivamente cu Lago Police Depar
ment. El a cuminza na Maart 19%
como laborer segunda clase. Tambe
el a ocupa puestonan como laborer
C y A, watchman A, corporal C y su
posicion actual di corporal B. Sr.
Richardson a atene su estado di ser-
vicio sin ningun ausencia descontable.
El tin idea di keda Aruba seis luna
y despues regresa pa St. Maarten
unda el a nace.







traha bon y cu ta esey ta loke
boso kier preserva. Indudablemen-
te e por worde mehora mas leuw
pa medio di e excelente coopera-
cion cu a haci e compania_ aki
grandi cu un grupo di empleado-
nan cu ta exquisito.

En conclusion mi ta desea di
gradici miembronan di Lago
Employee Council, Representante-
nan di Districto y miembronan di
tur e comiténan consultativo y va-
vios miembronan di reemplazo,
I:ende a sirbi empleadonan na un

modo tan capaz durante 1954.
Anja 1954 a presenta hopi pro-
blema cual mi ta kere nos por

bisa berdaderamente a worde so-
luciond na un manera satisfacto-
rio pa tur, Anja 1955 na mes ma-
nera ta presenta algun di e mes
problemanan y podiser algun no-
bo cu nos no a enfrenta antes.

Mi ta segur cu nos lo haya so-
lucion pa tur cu continuacion di e
asistencia y comprendemento ca-
paz cu boso representantenan a
munstra den pasado.













ON A TOUR of Latin American affiliates of the

Standard Oil

Co.

(N.J.), Miss Muriel E. Reynolds stopped off at Lago earlier this month.

Miss Reynolds. shown with Public Relations Manager B. Teagle, is Jersey

Standard's assistant secretary in charge of stockholder relations. Her

tour was designed to acquaint her with producing and refining opera-
tions.

ARIBA UN VIAHE bishitando afiliadonan Latino Americano di Standard
Oil Co. (di New Jersey), Miss Muriel E. Reynolds a pasa na Lago na
principio di e luna aki. Srta. Reynolds, munstré aki hunto cu Gerente di
Relacion Publico B. Teagle, ta segundo secretaria di Jersey Standard en-

cargé cu

relacionnan di accionistanan. Su viahe tabata dedicd pa e

cerra conoci cu operacionnar. di produccion y refinacion.

| First Place

(Continued from page 1)
veness of the committee’s work
coupled with the increased interest

in safety became apparent. Between |

June 3 and Aug. 2eS
worked a_ total
hours without a
and came within d
the existing record.

Then, on Oct. 8, they started on
consecutive safeworking period th

9 the emp o
of 3,027,621 an-
disabling injury
ys of shatiering










was to end in a new record 4,055,000
man-hours later. During the year
Lago employees had 14 _ lost-time
accidents of which 10 — in the

manufacturing sections applied to



‘the contest.

Lago employees were given two
Awards of Honor by the National
Safety Council for twice working

more than 3,000,000 man-hours with-
out a disabling injury. Though com-
plete records are not available here,
it is believed their .68 frequency rate
is the lowest ever posted by the
first place winners.

Schedule of Paydays
Semi-Monthly Payroll




Fek. 16—28 Tuesday, March 8
Monthly Payroll
Feb. 1—28 Wednesday, March 9




| trabao



ONE HUDRED and three students of the United Negro Improvement



Concurso

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"seguridad ta asunto di tur” a plama

13
| den planta.

Segun e lunanan tabata pasa, e
efectividad di e trabao di e comité
combina cu e aumento di interes den
seguridad a bira evidente. Entre
Juni 3 y Aug. 9 empleadonan a traha
un total di 3,027,621 ora sin un des-
gvacia causando desabilidad y taba-
ta yegando e dianan pa kibra e re-

!cord existente.

Despues, dia 8 di October, emplea-

}donan a cuminsa cu un periodo con-

secutivo di seguridad cu lo caba den
un record nobo di 4,055,000 ora di
despues. Durante e anja,
empleadonan di Lago tabatin 14 acci-
dente cu perdida di tempo di cual
tabatin 10 — den seccion di refina-
cion — cu tabata conta pa e concurso.

Empleadonan di Lago a worde du-

|na dos Premio di Honor door di Con-

seho Nacional di Seguridad pasobra
dos bez nan a traha mas di 3,000,000
ora sin un desgracia causando des-
abilidad. Aunque un record completo
no ta disponible ainda aki, ta e opi-
nion cu e frecuencia di .68 ta esun
di mas abao cu a yega di worde lo-
gra door di ganadornan di promer
lugar di e concurso.

Association school in San Nicolas received diplomas the night of Feb. 14

for completing six-month courses in typing, shorthand, commercial cor-

respondence, penmanship and English. Miss Marian Henderson (above),
a Lago school teacher, handed out the diplomas.

UN CIEN y tres estudiantenan di e United Negro Improvement Asso-
ciation school na San Nicolas a recibi diplomanan Feb. 14 anochi pa
complecion di un curso di seis-luna den typemento, shorthand, corres-
pondencia comercial, schoon-schrijven, y Ingles. Sra, Marian Henderson
(p'ariba) un maestra na school di Lago, a presenta e diplomanan.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Working Safely
At Lage

Lago: One of the safest refineries in the world.

Authority: National Safety Council which last week
announced that first the
for manufacturing was won by Lago Oil & Transport
Co., Ltd.

The fact that Lago is today one of the safest refine-
ries in the world is of credit to the thousands of men
and women who make up Lago’s employee body. Man-
agement has always been keenly interested in the wel-
fare of the employee body to the extent that whenever
euipment, devices, training, publicity or meetings are
needed to maintain Lago’s safety the time is taken, the
money is spent. Safety comes first.

But, regardless of what Management does it is the
employee who makes an industrial enterprise a safe
place to work. It is the employee who carries out safety
programs; it is the employee who works safely by using
protective equipment; it is the employee who corrects
unsafe conditions; it is the employee who teaches safety
by working safely. There are many additional ways the
employee contributes to safe

They all add up to the same conclusion: It is the
employee who is all-important in the safety of a plant.

Lago wasn’t always one of the safest refineries in the
world. The history of safety at Lago dates back to
Lago’s beginning and as a formal program to 1930.
From the early days to last year’s National Safety
Council winning year, Lago’s safety history has been
one of constant improvement, primarily through train-
ing, employee cooperation and promotion.

In the very beginning aspects of safety fell under the
jurisdiction of engineering. In 1930 the first formal
safety program was started by Lago’s first safety super-
visor, John E. (Jeff) Jeffries. Mr. Jeffries was hired
by the Standard Oil Company of Indiana after working
for the United States Bureau of Mines.

The Safety office was organizel by Jan Beaujon under
the direction of Mr. Jeffries. He set up a program of
meetings, started displaying posters to make the em-
ployee safety conscious and in 1932 started keeping sta-
tisties. Confirmation of statistic-keeping came in a letter
from the late T. S. Cooke, Lago vice president at the
time, to J. W. Myers, present manager of the parent
company’s Insurance and Social Security Department

place in petroleum contest

RUBBER gloves, goggles and an apron are the protective pieces this
employee wears while taking an acid sample. Regardless of the ope-
ration, protective equipment is available to help make Lago a safe

place to work.

HANDSCHOEN di rubber, bri! y lantera ta e piezanan protectivo

cu e empleado aki ta bisti mientras e ta coi un muestra di acido.

Aunque kiko e operacion ta, equipo protectivo ta disponibel pa yuda
haci Lago un lugar di seguridad pa traha.

who in 1932 was in the Annuties and Benefits Depart-
ment. Dated Oct. 27, 1932, it read:

’Confirming our conversation a few days ago on the
subject, this matter has been discussed with G. W. Gor-
don and we of this department are unanimously agree-
able to instigating at Aruba the system of Safety
Department records and reports which you have stan-
dardized among the other divisions of the company’s
activities.”

With the keeping of cold black and white figures on
Lago’s accident incidence, the emphasis on safety in-
creased. The promotion of working safely was spread
throughout the plant, meetings were enlarged to reach
more employees on safe practices and with the growing
interest in safety, the functions of the safety group
increased.

In 1985 the Safety Division took over gas testing.
Previously this had been a function of the laboratories.
In 1938 the safety office took over gas testing on ships.
The testers at the time were George Hemstreet of the
Industrial Relations Department and the late
Brown.

On Sept. 1, Gordon N. Owen,
industrial relations manager, took over as safety direc-
tor. He had Mr. Beaujon and G. V. (Nadi) Roos, safety
inspector, on his staff.

Mr. Gordon’s early program included a reorganization
of the Safety Committee meetings, intensification of
safety inspection and accident investigation and the
overall promotion of safety and safety equipment.

”T have to chuckle to myself when I think of my first
experience with hard hats at Lago,” mused Mr. Owen
when queried about safety in the thirties.

"Nobody wore hats when I first arrived. Checking
around I found 50 hard hats in the loft at the tool room.
I climbed up and tried a few. Finding one that fit I
put it on and then the fun started. I propably drew
more laughs than anyone that has walked through the
refinery.

"Looking back at the first hard hat I can’t say I
blame the employees for laughing. Those early numbers
were funny. The crown was made of aluminum and the
brim was a hard, black rubber. The crowns were rela
tively high and perched on top of a man’s head they
didn’t enhance his appearance any.

fae

1937

937, acting istant

TO insure

tene e azeta

GOGGLES meant the difference between an injured eye and a normal
employee. While breaking concrete last month a chip flew into his ey

goggles took the impact. He wasn't even scratched.

BRIL tabata nifica e diferencia entre un wowo heridéd y un wowo norme

pleado aki. Mientras e tabata kibra beton luna pas4, un pida beton
su wowo. Su bril a wanta e sla. El mes no a haya ni siquiera un ra

"But then, they were not to enhance appearances;
they were meant to protect the employee’s head so that
a falling object wouldn’t change his appearance. With
this in mind I figured the laughing would be well worth
the price of getting Lago’s employees to wear safety
hats.

”And, I’m happy to say, after a while more and more
requests were made for safety hats. Today, all em-
ployees are safety conscious and all wear hard hats in
areas where needed.”

A tremendous stride was made in 1943 with the inten-
sification of accident prevention training. The technique
was developed of breaking down jobs to show possible
hazards and how these hazards could be overcome and
the job done safely. With the help of the men in the
Safety Division the supervisors were trained and, in
turn, trained their men.

Safety prepared talks for the supervisors. The super-
visors gave these talks to their men. This was the begin-
ning of the five-minute safety talks popular throughout
the refinery today. Accident prevention training is
today one of the most important aspects of
safety program.

An employee working safely is one who has been
trained to work safely. He knows what hazards are
attached to his job and what precautions to use. Pictur-
ed on these two pages are employees working safely. In
each case they are using protective equipment and

Lago’s

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yas.
a 5

safe handling of aromatics employees must wash their

tools after contact with lines carrying this oil. This employee has

protective gloves, apron and goggles, which he may drop while
washing his tools.

PA ASEGURA tratamento sin peligro di aromatico, empleadonan

mester laba nan herment despues di contact cu lin

anan cu ta con-

E empleado aki tin handschoen di proteccion, lan-

tera y bril, cual el por kita ora e ta labando su hermentnan.

uipment

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PON completion of a welding job, excess weld is chipped off the surface. Pieces of
ing weld could very easily lodge in the eye. To ward off such possible injury this

employee wears protective goggles.

di a completa e trabao di welding, e partinan cu tin welding di mas ta
4. Pida welding chips cu ta bula por masha facil bai den wowo di hende.
s protega su mes contra posible desgracia, e empleado aki ta bisti bril di proteccion.

ARUBA ESSO NEWS



Trahando cu Seguridad

na L

Lago: un di e iefinerianan mas sc-



guro na mundc

Autoridad: ional Safety Council
cu a anuncla siman asa cu promer lu-
gar den concurso di petroleum pa fa-
acion a worde gand door di Lago
Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.

I hecho cu awendia Lago ta un di e
refinerianan mas seguro na mundo ta
debi na e miles di homber y muhernan
cu ta forma e grupo di empleadonan di
Lago. Semper directiva tabata interesa
den bienestar di empleadonan asi cu
ki ora cu herment, aparatonan, entre-
namento, publicidad of reunionnan ta
necesario pa mantene seguridad di
Lago e tempo ta worde tuma y e placa
ta worde gasta. Seguridad promer cu
tur cos.

Pero, no maske kiko Directiva haci ta
e empleado ta esun cu ta haci un em-
presa industrial un lugar seguro pa
traha. Ta e empleado ta esun cu ta rea-
liza programanan di seguridad; ta e
empleado ta esun cu ta traha cu segu-
ridad door di usa aparatonan protectivo;
ta e empleado ta esun cu ta corigi con-
dicionnan inseguro; ta e empleado ta
esun cu ta sinja seguridad door di traha
cu cuidao. Tin hopi otro manera den
cual e empleado ta contribui na seguri-
dad.

Tur ta bin suma na e mes conclusion:
ta e empleado ta esun cu ta mas im-
portante cu tur cos den seguridad di un
planta.

Lago no tabata semper un di e re-
finerianan mas seguro den mundo.
Historia di seguridad na Lago ta ori-
gina for di su principio y como un pro-
grama formal desde 1930. For di e pro-
mer dianan te anja pasa den cual e con-
curso di National Safety Council a wor-
de gana, historia Gi seguridad na Lago
tabata uno di mehoracion constante, pri-
meramente pa medio di entrenamento,
cooperacion entre empleadonan y com-
pania.

Den promer principio aspectonan di
seguridad tabata cai bao jurisdiccion di
engineering. Na 1930 e promer progra-
ma formal di seguridad a worde cuminza
door di promer supervisor di seguridad
na Lago, John E, (Jeff) Jeffries. Sr.
Jeffries a worde emplea door di
Standard Oil Company di Indiana d
pues di traha pa United States Bureau
of Mines

E oficina di seguridad a worde orga-
niza bao direccion di Jan Beaujon di
Industrial Relations Department. El] a
establece un programa di reunion, cu
minza hibi posters pa haci empleado-
nan realiza kiko ta seguridad y na 1932













































ago

cuminza tene datos estadisticos. Confir-
macion di tenemento di datos estadist
cos a bini den un carta di defunto T. S.
Cook, ec tempo vice-presidente di Lago,
pa J. W. Meyers, actual gerente di In-
surance & Social Security Department
di compania mayor kende na 1932 tabata
den Annuities & Benefits Department.
E carta bao fecha di October 27, 1932
tabata bisa:

”Confirmando nos combersacion algun
dia pz tocante e asunto, e asunto aki
a worde discuti cu G. W. Gordon y nos
di e departamento aki ta unanimamente
di acuerdo pa promove na Aruba e siste-
ma di records y reports di Safety De-
partment cu bo a standardiza entre e
otro divisionnan di actividadnan di com-
pania.”

Teniendo cifranan tocante desgracia-
nan na Lago, importancia di seguridad
tabata crece. Promocion di trahamento
cu seguridad a worde plama den henter
planta, reunionnan a worde haci mas
amplio pa aleanza mas empleadonan to-
cante practiconan di seguridad y cu in-
teres creciente den seguridad, funcion-
nan di e grupo di seguridad tabata
aumenta,
Ya 1935 division di seguridad a tuma
over testmento di gas. Antes esaki ta-
bata un funcion di laboratorionan. N
1988 oficina di seguridad a tuma over
testmento di gas ariba bapornan, I. tem-
po e testernan tabata George Hemsireet
di Industrial Relations Department y
defunto Rae Brown.

Sept. 1, 1937, Gordon N. Owen, acting
assistant industrial relations
a tuma over como director di seguridad.
El tabatin Sr. Beaujon y G. V. (Nadi)
Roos, inspector di seguridad, ta traha
cu ne,

Promer programa di Sr. Owen tabata
inclui un reorganizacion di reunionnan
di Comité di Seguridad, intensificacion
di inspeccion di seguridad y investiga-
cion di accidente y promocion en general
di seguridad y aparatonan di seguridad.

”Mi mester hari den mi mes ora mi
corda ariba mi promer experiencia cu
sombré duro na Lago,” Sr. Owen a bisa
ora a puntre’le tocante seguridad den
anjanan trinta.

”"Ningun hende tabata bisti sombré
tempo mi a yega. Ora mi a check mi a
haya 50 sombré duro bao plafond di
tool room. Mi a subi y pas algun, Ora
mi a haya uno cu tabata sirbi mi a
bistie’le y anto pret a cuminza. Hende-
nan a hari mi bariea yen

”Si mi recorda e promer sombré duro
anto mi no por tuma e empleadonan na

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manager,









HOT SPARKS, intense glare are no friends of Lago's welders. Working safely to these
employees means wearing a face shield with special glass and welder's gloves. A hard






hat completes the protective gear.

CHISPA CAYENTE, candela fuerte di welding no ta amigo di welders di Lago. Traha

cu seguridad pa e empleadonan aki ta nifica bisti un resguardo cu glas special pa

proteha nan cara y handschoen di welder.



FRESH AIR masks must be worn in fume-filled spaces where the oxygen
supply is doubtful.

MASCARADA di aire frescu mester ta bisti den espacionan himedo
caminda supply di oxygeno ta dubioso.



ee “2 : ’

BEFORE opening a caustic valve the employee dons goggles, gloves,
stands on a wooden board and uses wash water.

PROME cu habri caustic valve, e empleado ta bisti bril handschoen,
para riba un tabla y usa awa pa laba,
New Tug “Esso Oranjestad”
Replaces Veteran “Delaplaine’”

Lago has put a new tug — the
"Esso Oranjestad’? — into opera-
tion to replace the veteran ”Del-
aplaine.”” The "Esso Oranjestad,”
larger and more powerful than the
"Delaplaine,” was purchased to
keep pace with the increasing
demands on San Nicolas Harbor.

Capt. J. Boje, who with an 11-man
crew brought the ”Esso Oranjestad”
in a stormy, eight-day trip from
Port Arthur, Texas, to Aruba, said
of the tug, ’She’s a wonderful ship.
I'd take the ‘Queen Mary’ across the
Atlantic with her.”

The "Esso Oranjestad” was built
by the Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp.
at Port Arthur. One hundred and
five feet long, with a 27-foot beam
ani awdratt. or 12h 4”, she is
powered by a_ 16-cylinder diesel
engine whose 1440 horsepower turn
an electric generator and motor.

Despite her size, the tug can turn
in her own length. Engine controls
which operate directly from the
wheelhouse or boat deck aft give the
”Esso Oranjestad” additional maneu-
verability needed to operate in
harbor like San Nicolas.

The tug is fitted with the latest
fire-fighting equipment. A separate
diesel engine drives a water pump
which can push 1600 gallons of water
a minute through three hose towers.
She carries foam equipment capable

of delivering some 8333 gallons per |

minute.
The ”Esso Oranjestad” is further
equipped with a radio telephone in

|barge astern at the end of a two-

aj



the wheelhouse and small repair
shop in the engine room. The ship
was delivered with an extra pro-
pellor, propellor shaft and other
spare parts.

The "Delaplaine,” 35 years old,
will be sold. Built in 1920 to handle
ships smaller than most of those in
service today, the tug is no longer
considered adequate for the traffic
in San Nicolas Harbor. |

The ’ Oranjestad” left Port
Arthur Jan. 29 and headed for New
Orleans, La., where, at the Todd —
Johnson Drydock, Inc., the tug took |
in tow a self-propelled, allow-water
drilling barge for deliv to the|
Creole Petroleum Corp. in Venezuela.

"Small craft warnings were flying
when we dropped the pilot at the
mouth of the Mississippi River,” Capt.
Boje said, "but I knew I had a good
ship under me. Beside we had plenty
of stores and at this time of the
year one of those storms is apt to
blow for days. So we started out.”

The tug, with the 100-foot-long

a

SO

inch-thick steel cable, poked its nose
into the Gulf.

"The seas hit us immediately and
we started to ’dance’,” the captain
said. "But after we were sure the
barge would ride all right, I decided
to keep on.”

Though he had charted the voyage
by way of Cape San Antonio, Cuba,
Grand Cayman and Jamaica, the
seas — which at times broke over
the wheelhouse — forced Capt. Boje
to alter course.



the
Lago’s

towering waves. Ropes bent around |

unbraided.

chell, Capt. Boje said, ’She’s a fine
ship. She’ll serve you well.”

ARUBA ESSO NEWS

In order to minimize the effect of
the waves, he hugged the southern
coast of Cuba past the Islo de Pinas,
southeast to Cabo Cruz and then to
Navassa Island.

Off the southwest coast of Haiti,
however, the captain had no choice
but to change and head
through unprotected waters for Aru-
ba. All through the log for this
portion of the trip appears the terse
report "Heavy seas. Wind Force 6,
Tow riding well.”

Capt. Boje, a veteran of 34 years,
admitted the tug’s pitching and
tossing was too much for him. ”For
the first time in my life,” he con-
fessed, "I was seasick.” H. L. Simp-
son, a former Lake Fleet engineer
who has been at sea close to 40
years, went to Port Arthur to serve
as chief engineer for the delivery
trip. He denied suffering any mal de
mer but allowed ”I did have a slight
headache.”

The effect of the storm-tossed,
1573-mile trip was apparent when
"Esso Oranjestad” tied up at
Butterworth Dock Feb. 10.,
Paint had been scrubbed from the
wheelhouse and the bow by the|

course

life preservers had come partially

The tug itself, however, had earned
the admiration of the captain and |
the crew. As he turned the ’Esso |
Oranjestad” over to Capt. J. H. Mit-



Remolcador Nobo a Reemplaza

AFTER 36 years of service in Mexico and Aruba, the ''Delaplaine’’ will

be sold and replaced by
DESPUES di 36 anja di servicio na

the Esso Oranjestad.

lo

Mejico y Aruba, e ''Delaplaine

worde bendi y reemplasé door di e ''Esso Oranjestad.

Captain Writes A History

“Delaplaine”’

To Be Sold

When fire struck Lago’s No. 1 Gasoline Dock last month, it was

the tug ’Delaplaine” that helped haui the S.S. Nyehammer from

s

downwind berth, then came back to help pull the burning S.S. Ham-
mersborg away from the blazing dock.

The task was routine for the!
"Delaplaine.” For over 25 years the |
tug has been mixing heroics with
its routine job of helping ships in
and out of San Nicolas Harbor ow,
outstripped by the growth of tankers, |
the ’Delaplaine” is to be sold.

Capt. J. B. Fernando, long master |
of the tug, has written an account
of some of her experiences. |

"My first sight of the tug ’Del- |
aplaine’,” Capt. Fernando wrote,
*was at Tampico, Mexico, in June,
1924. She was then called the ’Pepe |
Morales’ and was engaged in docking |
ships at the Huastaca Petroleum |
Co. wharf. My second sight of her

line, and with the ’Delaplaine’ towing
astern, the vessel was refloated and
proceeded to Aruba.

"Another outstanding job
towing the T-2 tanker S.S. Un
which had broken down off és
All that watchers on shore could see
was a big cloud of smoke the
’Delaplaine,’ at a little better than
half a knot, towed the vessel into
San Nicolas Harbor.

"The third was the T-2 tanker S.S.
Chapultepec. The ship, with a full
cargo of aviation gasoline, had lost
her steam. About 40 miles from Aru-
ba it was discovered that the

was

tilla

as

| was in July, 1929, when as second
| mate of the S.S. Invergordon I made
\fast her tow rope when docking in

had more water than oil in
bunkers.

"So the ’Delaplaine’s’ job wa

Remolcador Veterano “Delaplaine’

Lago a pone un remolcador no-
bo "Esso Oranjestad” na
operacion pa reemplaza e veterano
”Delaplaine”’.
cu ta mas largo y tin mas forza cu
"Delaplaine”’, a worde cumpra pa
tene paso cu demanda creciente
den Haaf di San Nicolas.

Captan J. Boje, kende hunto cu
un tripulacion di 11 homber a trece
”Esso Oranjestad” den un viahe tem-
pestoso di ocho dia for di Port
Arthur, Texas, pa Aruba, a bisa di
e remolcador cu ”E ta un boto ma-
ravilloso. Mi lo hiba ’Queen Mary’
atravez di Atlantico cu n’e.”

"Esso Oranjestad” a worde con-
strui door di Gulfport Shipbuilding
Corp. na Port Arthur. E remoleador
eu ta un ciento y cinco pia largo,
27 pia di hancho y tin 12’-83¢” di
calado, ta worde manda pa un motor
di diesel di 16 cilinder, cu 1440 forza
di cabai y cu ta draai un generador
y motor electrico.

No obstante su largura, e remol-
cador por draai den un distancia di
su mes largura. Controlnan di e mo-
tor cu ta opera directamente for di
timonera of deck atras ta duna

18, the
formance tests off the coast of Texas prior to delivery to Lago.

COMPLETED Jan.

COMPLETA Jan. 18, e ‘Esso Oranjestad'’ ta worde munstré tumando
testnan di ejecucion na costa di Texas promer cu el a worde manda na
Lago.

"Esso Oranjestad”, |



"Esso Oranjestad’

"Esso Oranjestad” mas abilidad pa!
haci maniobras cu ta necesario pa
opera den un haaf manera di San
Nicolas.

E remoleador ta equipa cu equipo
di mas nobo contra candela. Un mo-
vor di diesel apart ta opera un pomp
di awa cu por manda 1600 galon di
awa den un minuto door di tres hose.
Tambe e tin equipo di foamite abordo
y por manda como 8333 galon pa
minuto.

"Esso Oranjestad” ademas ta equi-
pa cu un radio-telefoon den camarote
di stuur y tin un shop di reparacion
den cuarto di mashin. E boto a worde
ricibi cu un chapalete extra, un pro-
peller shaft y otro piezanan.

”Delaplaine” cu ta 35 anja bieuw
lo worde bendi. E remolcador aki cu
a worde traha na 1920 pa duna ser-
vicio na bapornan mas chikito cu
esnan cu awor ta na servicio, no ta
worde considera adecuado mas _ pa
trafico den Haaf di San Nicolas.

”Esso Oranjestad” a sali for di
Port Arthur... di Januari y a coi
rumbo pa New Orleans, La., unda
na Todd-Johnson Drydock, Inc. e re-
moleador a tuma un lancha di boor
cu su mes propulsion pa worde

is shown undergoing per-

'e captain a bisa.

entrega na Creole Petroleum Corp. |
na Venezuela.

”Senjalnan di bapor chikito a wor-
de hiz4 na master ora e loods a baha
den boca di Rio Mississippi,” Captain
Boje a bisa, "pero mi tabata sabi cu
mi tabatin un bon bapor bao mi man-
do. Ademas, nos tabatin hopi pro-
vision abordo y na e tempo di anja
aki cualkier di e bientonan fuerte
por wel di supla pa dianan largo. |
Asina nos a principia nos viahe.” |

E remoleador, cu e lancha di 106
pia largo atras na fin di un waya)
di staal di dos inch diki a pone su}
cabez den direccion di lamar di|
Golfo. !

"Lama _halto cuminza enfrenta
nos mes ora y nos a cuminza ’balia’,”
”Pero ora nos ta-
bata sigur cu e lancha por nabega
bon, mi a dicidi di dal bai.”

Aunque el a planea e viahe pa
pasa via Cabo San Antonio, Cuba,
islanan di Caiman y Jamaica, lama
bruto — cu tin bez tabata kibra te
ariba camarote di stuur — a forza
Captan Boje pa cambia su curso.

Pa mengua e efecto di e olanan, el}
a pasa na banda zuid di costa
Cuba banda di Isla de Pinas, den
direccion zuid-oost pa Cabo Cruz y
despues pa Isla Navassa.

Na haltura di zuid-west di costa
di Haiti, sinembargo, e captan no ta-
batin otro recurso sino di cambia su
curso y pone rumbo pa Aruba door |
di lama grandi sin proteccion. Tur
parti den e registro pa e parti di e
viahe aki ta aparece e relato cortico
”Lama halto. Forza di Biento 6. Lan-
cha ta nabega bon.”

E efecto di e viahe di 1573 milja
cu sacudimento di e tempestad taba-
ta evidente ora ”Usso Oranjestad” a
marra na Butterworth Dock di Lago
dia 10 di Februari. Verf a worde ki-
ta for di camarote di stuur y padi-
lanti di e remoleador door di e ola-
nan bruto. Cabuya marra rond di
salvavidas tabata parcialmente kibra.

E remoleador mes, sinembargo, al

|

a

|



merece admiracion di e captan y tri-
pulante. Mientras el a pasa "Esso |
Oranjestad” pa Captan J. H. Mitchell, |
Captan Boje a bisa: ”E ta un bon



a
di|z

| tankers

an Nicolas Harbor.”

The tug had _ been
from Mexican to American registry
and had come to Aruba under Capt.
Andy Sioss to serve the refinery
that was then under construction. |
One of the present engineers, |
George Verschuur, was signed aboard |
the ’Delaplaine” in 1931. Capt. Fer-
nando became master in June, 1932,
just in time to help fight another |
ship fire.

”My first assignment as master of
the ’Delaplaine’,” Capt. Fernando
recalled, "was with the lake tanker |
’San Nicolas’ which had an explosion
and was on fire only 50 feet astern
of the tug’s berth. |

”All hands and all eyes were on
the ‘Delaplaine’ that night. First the
’San Nicolas’ had to be towed clear
of the wharf and pushed aground on
the reef, then a big tanker with a}
cargo of casing head gasoline had to |

transferred |



|be undocked. This accomplished, the

Delaplaine’ returned to the burning
lake tanker and successfully put out |
the fire.

”»Throughout her career in Aruba)
the ’Delaplaine’ has been employed |
a fire-fighter, salvage vessel,
senger tender and even deep-sea
ing crafft. As a passenger tender
she must have transported hundreds |

Lago’s personnel to and from
and Grace liners.
"She was even dispz
one time to bring

ed to Cu-

ragao General

|Manager L. G. Smith, Capt. Robert

Rodger and Mrs. Rodger back to|

| Aruba. When Mr. Smith saw her in

Curacao he made the excuse of other
business, but Capt. and Mrs. Rodger
had no alternative. They made the
passage which we accomplished in
under seven hours.

”"Among the "Delaplaine’s’ salvage
operations are three outstanding ex-
ploits which are a credit to her
and power. One was a big German
tanker aground on the sandy beach
near Macolla Lighthouse, Venezuela.

"The ’Delaplaine’ could not tow
such a big vessel afloat, but she did
successfully carry out the ve I's
starboard anchor and five shackles |
of cable, then took a tow rope from}

supply steam to pump out the w

then to assist her in raising
again. The many connections,
ters and pipes on board the tug n
a somewhat hazardous task an
one.

"From 1929 to 1946 the ’Delaplaine’
was the king pin around San Nicolas
Harbor. She was engaged in docking
all el s of ships, from the big
whale factories to sailing vessels.
Prior to 1936 all ships entered by the
East Entrance and had to be swung
around and berthed broadside to the
prevailing wind.

"The work kept the tug
Often she was praised and perhaps
just as often cursed, for before she
got new boilers she would belch forth
smoke to blind and blacken all
around her.

"With the good old
years, the ’Delaplaine’ is soon to be
replaced by the new, more powerful
’Esso Oranjestad.’ It will be ’off with
the old and on with the new,’ but
the ’Delaplaine,’ although fain
age, can and will give more
years of good, reliable service.”

busy.

age of

a
many

New Traffic Sign
On Aruba Road

A square blue sign bearing a white
’H’ with three white dots on the road
12 meters each side of the sign makes
up Aruba’s latest traffic device.

The area designated by the
and the sign are for commercial
buses and station wagons only. This
area is for the commercial
picking up or discharging pass
Private cars may not park within the
area shown by the dots 12 meters on
each side of the sign.

dots

Calixtra Songui
Calixtra Songui, a garage mecha-
nic A with Lago service of over
26 years, died Feb. 18 at Lago
Hospital. He is survived by a sis-
ter in Trinidad. He was 45 year:
of ag

barco. El lo duna bo bon servicio.”| the stern. By heaving on the anchor!




Feb. 26, 19:



ARUBA ESSO NEWS

Naturalist Finds Aruba Wildlife

Haven During Jaunt Into Cunucu

THE FROG ON HIS LOG
On his log
by this bog

Sits this little

and his eyes are a-poppin’
right out of his noggin’
Cause up in the trees

the birds and the bees

are a-buzzin’ —

And cousin, this little frog

hops off his log

and jumps thru the trees
with the greatest of ease
Then opens his yap

and from that gap

green frog,

zooms a tongue that’s stick
—and plenty tr



And that’s how the lug
latches on to a bug.

This little poem by Robert
Hermes, who recently gave a
series of lectures in Aruba on
wildlife and showed several motion
pictures he has made of birds,
insects and other inhabitants of
the wilds, might almost be taken as
a full-scale biography of its author.
For the poem reflects the sly wit,
brevity, accurate observation of im-
portant detail, the deep understan-
ding of living creatures and the
down-to-earth reporting that make |
Mr. Hermes not only an extremely
popular lecturer but one of the most |
relaxed — and relaxing — men one



is likely to meet.
3ut Mr. Hermes was not always
ed nor has he always been a






alist, movie-maker, photograph
ter and lecturer. For the fir
of h professional li
2 commercial artist
competitive





33

Mr. Hermes ¥



years



the highly
kage-design.
years too long,’

engaged in
field of pz
eit



” says









Mr.

Mr. Hermes set out to be a portrait
painter and studied under a number
of great and near-great American
artists, including the well-known



Thomas Benton and the highly
pected teacher of art, Kimmon Nich-
il art promised to
be lucrative than the portrait |
painting business, Mr. Hermes
decided to enter that kind of work.

As a “visualizer” Mr. Hermes was
at the top of his field. He created
the ideas for packages, made rough |





olades.



more



so







sketches and indicated the colors to|
be us Then other, le: gifted
artists did the routine work of

finishing off the drawings that would

serve as the patterns for the
packages.

"T worried all the time,” he recalls.
"Finally I had a series of attacks

of ‘battle fatigue’ and decided I'd
had enough.”
When his nerves cracked he re-

turned to a boyhood interest in in-
sects. He combined it with photo-
graphy, his hobby for the past 18
or 20 years. Soon nature-study
groups in INs_ neighborhood were
asking him to show his movies at
their meetings.

Shortly after he began to show
his new-found work publicly he was
invited to Canada to exhibit his
movies and to deliver a_ lecture
before the Royal Canadian Institute.

Although he lived in Niagra Falls,
N.Y., at the time and shared the
giant spillway with Canadians who
lived at the other end, Mr. Hermes
had never heard of the Royal Cana-
dian Institute. When a formal invi-
tation arrived following his initial
acceptance and he was asked to state
his preference for evening wear
(tuxedo versus full-dress), he decided
it was time to ask Canadian friends
about the organization.

He learned that the Royal Cana-
dian Institute is one of the world’s
foremost “lecture platforms” and
that he could expect an audience of
some 2000 people for his first pro-
fessional appearance as a_ lecturer.
With this information, Mr. Hermes
found that his casual manner with
regard to his coming appearance in







Canada had vanished. He went to



a dozen hum-
mingbirds.

IN Re minutes,

DEN cinco minuut, un dozijn di
parja.

work trying to "fix up” his films

and the old tensions closed in around

him. unable to sleep for












He v
three nights before the lecture.

The Royal Institute must have
been pleased with nis efforts for he
was invited back nine times that
ame year.

During one of his appearances
before the Royal Institute, Wayne

Short, manager of Screen Tours for
the National (U.S.) Audubon Society,
vas in the audience. After the show,
Short talked Mr. Hermes into
a lectur for Screen
us four years ago and



Mr.
signing on as
Tours. That v
Mr. Hermes has been at it ever since.

Most of the movies he shows were
produced before he began his lecture








tours. In making some 630 lecture
appearances in the U.S. and Canada
during the last four he
hardly has time for movie-making.
Now, however, he does have two
more in production which he hopes
soon to add to his list. One is to be
called "Strictly for the rds. a
movie that will tell of the importance
of conservation of birdlife; the other
is to be about wild-life among the





sons





islands of the Caribbean and the
need for its conservation.
Mr. Hermes’ interest in nature

ranges from grasshoppers to whales,
but he doesn’t consider himself an
expert. With his flair for observing
and his ability in photographing the
unique and most interesting aspects
of animal life he is able to appeal to
a wide number of people. He knows
what will interest other people and}
he knows how to present his ideas to
them. These same factors were
undoubtedly responsible for his suc-
cess in package design and other
phases of commercial art.

In a charming, easy-going way
that is filled with gentle humor
Mr. Hermes can point out more life
in a square foot of cunucu than most |
people are likely to observe in an)
entire city. To many a person, a}
walk through the country-side is |
merely that — a walk through the
country-side! Under Mr. Hermes)
guidance, however, it takes on an air |
of excitement and intense
for everyone he reaches.

During his visit to Aruba he took
a brief walk in the cunucu. In a little
grove of trees and wild shrubs near
Boca Fontein he sat for a moment
listening and watching. He began to
make a sharp sucking sound with his
mouth against his hand. In five
minutes he was surrounded by at |
least a dozen hummingbirds. They
came in one or two at a time, twit-
tered in the bushes a few yards away,
hovered for a moment, then zipped
away. Shortly other birds came in)
and Mr. Hermes identified a number |
of them, although some he had never |
seen before. "This is a haven. What |
a wonderful place,” he said.

The importance and charm of much
of his work stems not so much from
what he discovers about nature but
the way in which he discovers it for
others as well as for himself. Nearly
everyone is delighted with his



interest



pictures of frogs which perform on
the trapeze, of the gannets as they
build nests, make love and care for
their young, of the life-and-death
struggles of spiders and tarantulas,
grasshoppers and the praying mantis.

Mr. Hermes, who lives with his
wife near Homestead, Fla., 24 miles
south of Miami on U.S. 1, has two
grown children. His son is a student
at the University of Buffalo (N.Y.),
and his daughter, now married, is
also an author on wildlife. She wrote
the lead article, "My Friend God-
frey — An Owl,” for the current
issue of the Audubon Magazine.

The Hermes house is located in a
five-acre avocado on which
other varieties of tropical fruit also
grow. Among them: grapefruit,
oranges, kumquats, mangoes, lichi
nuts. Happily for naturalist Hermes,
his Florida home is just 15 minutes
drive from the Everglades National
Park.

Recently Mr. Hermes had a_ boa
constrictor for a pet. According to
him snakes have personalities just
as people do. One I had,” he says,
’was real gentle.” Most boa con-
strictors, he reports, are afraid of
being restricted and will crush any-
thing that tries to bind their freedom
of movements. But his snake didn’t
mind and never turned on the pres-
sure stored in his powerful 6-foot,
42-pound body even if squeezed quite
firmly in the hands of one of his
owners.

Although he tries
all his pets and treats them with
kindness, Mr. Hermes never allows
himself to become emotionall
attached to them. (For a man who
might wish to "adopt” upwards of a
hundred pets a year, this seems like
he



grove







to understand

a wise policy.) Consequently
never gives them names and _ his
"gentle’ boa constrictor was no

exception. The kids in the local high
school where the snake often appear-
ed as the subject of a lecture, how-

ever, named the enormous reptile
”Bo-Bo.”
When the boa constrictor’s appe-

tite grew to three mice a week and
mice were costing 50 cents apiece,
Mr. Hermes gave the pet to a local
ZO00.

Magazine articles by Mr. Hermes

have appeared in ”Life,” ”Colliers,”
*London Illustrated Weekly,” and

"The National Geographic.” Pictures
of his pet frogs performing on string
trapezes have been used over and
over again in all manner of publi-
cations including a highly scientific
text book on frogs.

His current trip a non-profes-
sional tour made while he is on
vacation” — was made as a favor
to the Audubon Society which is
paying his expenses in the interest
of bringing the ideas of conservation
of wildlife to the Caribbean.









LAGO'S new safety flags which

Trahando cu Seguridad





ft

went up Feb. 26 bear two stars embla-

matic of the National Safety Council Award of Honor for working over
three million man hours without a disabling injury in 1951 and 1954.

LAGO su banderanan nobo di seguridad cual a worde hisé Feb. 26 tin
dos estrella como emblema di e National Safety Council Award of
Honor pa mas cu tres mil hora di trabao cu nos a traha sin un acidente

di disabilidad na 1951 y 1954.

(Continua di pagina 5)
malo cu nan a hari. Nan _ tabata
masha gracioso. E corona tabata di
aluminio y c rand tabata di un rub-
ber preto duro. E corona tabata keda
halto ariba un hende su cabez y no
tabata drecha su tipo mucho.

”Pero nan no tabata pa drecha ti-
po tampoco; nan tabata pa protega
cabez di e empleado asina cu cosnan
cu cai for di laria lo no danja su
tipo. Cu esaki na cabez mi a pensa
cu e harimento vale la pena pa
costumbra empleadonan di Lago pa
bisti sombré di seguridad.

”Y, mi ta contento pa bisa, des-
pues di poco tempo mas y mas pe-
dida tabata bini aden pa sombré di
seguridad. Awendia tur empleadonan
ta realiza kiko ta seguridad y tur
ta bisti sombré unda ta necesario.”

Un paso tremende a worde haci
na 1943 cu intensificacion di entrena-
mento den prevencion di accidente. E
metodo a worde desaroyé pa kibra
un job den varios seccion pa munstra
posible peligronan y com e peligro-
nan ey por worde evita. Cu ayudo di
hendenan den Safety Division super-
visornan a worde entrena, y nan, en
turno, tabata entrena nan trahador-
nan.

E oficina tabata prepara charla pa
supervisornan. IE supervisornan ta-
bata duna esaki na nan trahadornan.
Esaki tabata e principio di e charla
di seguridad di 5 minuut cu awendia
ta popular den henter refineria. En-
trenamento den prevencion di acci-
dente awendia ta un di ec aspectonan
mas importante den programa di se-
guridad di Lago.

Un empleado cu traha cu seguri-
dad ta uno cu a worde entrenad pa
traha cu seguridad. El sabi ki peli-
gronan ta scondi den su trabao y ki
precaucion el mester tuma. Ariba e
retrato ariba e dos paginanan aki tin
empleadonan cu ta traha cu seguri-





Working Safely at Lago

(Continued from page 4)

are doing the job the safest way pos-
sible.

The talks led to the five minute safe-
ty talks while the material prepared
by the safety office for the gatherings
led to the Safety Newsletter. Safety
information became so much in de-
mand that the Safety Divison initiat-
ed the Newsletter. Now it is a weekly
piece.

In addition to the Newsletter, there
are many other ways safety has been
promoted. One of the most far-reach-
ing means has been constant training.
By this means the employee not only
knows how to work safely, but he be-
comes safety conscious and carries
safety with him no matter where he

goes. As far as visual promotion is|

concerned, however, there are the
jumbo display boards, the score-
boards, visual aids, accident bulletins
and the Manual of Safe Practices.
The jumbo display boards, of which
there are four, were first put up in
1939, The scoreboards were erected in



1938. The first version of the score-
board was a calendar, the second was
a large number that showed the dis-
abling injuries. The latest score-
boards, devised by E. J. Kulisek, pre-
sent division head, were erected in
1953. The flags that now fly with the
scoreboards were erected in 1947. The
first flag was raised by John Lykins,
eastern division superintendent at
that time.

What does this tremendous safety
program add up to? It adds up to one
of the safest refineries in the world
— Lago.

With the cooperation of each safety-
minded employee, it culminates in

such things as winning the National |

Safety Council petroleum manufac-
turing contest three times — 1947,
1949 and 1954,

It means that Lago’s employees,
made safety conscious through inten-
sive training programs and promo-
tion over the past 25 years, have pull-|
ed Lago’s accident frequeney rate

dad. Den cada caso nan ta usa apa-
ratonan protectivo y ta haciendo e
trabao den e manera mas seguro po-
sible.

E charlanan a resulta den e char-
lanan di seguridad di cinco minuut
mientras e material prepara door di
oficina di seguridad a resulta den
e Safety Newsletter. Informacion to-
cante seguridad a bini asina tanto
na demanda cu Safety Division a
inicia e boltin aki. Awor e ta sali
tur siman.

Ademas di e boletin, tin hopi otro
|manera cu seguridad a worde pro-
movi. Un di mas efectivo tabata
entrenamento constante. Door di e
medio aki no solamente e empleado
ta haya sabi com el mester traha cu
seguridad, pero e ta sinja realiza
| kiko ta seguridad y ta practica esaki
unda cu el bai. Sinembargo, en
cuanto ta toca promocion visual, tin
jumbo display boards, scoreboards,
visual aids, boletin di accidente y e
manual di practiconan di seguridad.

IE. jumbo display boards, di cual tin
tres, a origina na 1939. E scoreboards
na 1938. E promer version di e score-
board tabata un calender, di dos ta-
‘bata un cifra grandi munstrando tur
e desgracianan cu a_ resulta den
disabilidad. E ultimo scoreboard, de-
visa pa E. J. Kulisek, actual division
head, a bini na vigor na 1953. E ban-
}deranan cu ta bula cu e scoreboard-
nan a bini na 1947. E promer ban-
dera a worde hizi door di John
; Lykins, eastern division superinten-
dent e tempo.

Kiko ta resultado di e tremende
programa di seguridad aki? El a re-
sulta den un di e refinerianan mas
seguro na mundo — Lago.

Cu cooperacion di cada empleado
cu tin seguridad na pecho, e ta cul-
mina den tal cosnan manera gana-
mento di e concurso pa clase di fa-
bricacion di petroleo di National
Safety Council tres vez — 1947, 1949
y 1954.

E kier meen cu empleadonan di
Lago, cu a sinja realiza kiko ta se-
guridad door di entrenamento inten-
sivo y promocion durante ultimo 25
anja, a baha e frequencia di desgra-
cia causando desabilidad for di un
punto na 1932 tempo tabatin 16 des-
gracia causando desabilidad pa cada
million manhours di trabao pa anja
pasa tempo cu mas cu dos million
manhours a worde traha promer cu
tabatin un desgracia cu a causa des-
abilidad.

Mas importante ta cu e ta nifica
cu empleadonan di Lago ta trahando
den un planta seguro cu nan a haci
seguro y cu diariamente nan ta man-
tene e seguridad.



down-down-down, from a point in
1932 when there were 16 disabling
injuries for each million man hours
to last year when over two million
man hours were worked before one
disabling injury was suffered.

Most important it means that
Lago’s employees are working in a
safe plant that they have made safe
and are daily maintaining this safety.


ARUBA ESSO NEWS
U O NEWS Feb. 26, 1955

___—}). aes 26, 1955,

LAGO SPORT PARK BOARD Chairman R. £E. A. Mar- F. E. GRIFFIN, general superintendent, said ‘home
tin described the party as an ‘affirmation of our good team'' committees have proved to be the best form of
employee relationship.” representation.
R. E. A. MARTIN, Presidente di Lago Sport Park Board F. E. GRIFFIN, superintendente general, a bisa ‘'comi-
a describi e encuentro como un “‘afirmacion di nos bon ténan local’ a proba di ta e mehor forma di represen-
relacionnan entre empleadonan. tacion.

Fifth Annual

DANCER Elizabeth Hershfeld was a ) HENRY FORTE, perennial calyp-

cheered by the 350 party-goers. so singer, scored again.

BAILARINA Elizabeth Hershfeld e resen a Ive S ar L

a worde aplaudi door di 350 aten- SNES Fie : eae ied
Ree ca exito cu su cancionnan calypso.

DISTRICT Representative E. A. Carti ant |. R. Assistant M. A. BOEZEM (left) and F. B. Nicolaas combined their
Manager E. Byington looked over the program. voices and guitars in Latin American rhythms.

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE E. A. Carti y |. R. Assistant M. A. BOEZEM (robez) y F. B. Nicolaas a combina nan ARUBA CHOCOLATE (banda « i) tabata e atraccior
K ur a

ARUBA CHOCOLATE (right) took th
three-bout card by knockinc t
Kid Curagao.

Manager E. Byington ta waak e programa. voz y guitara den ritmonan Latino Americano. di e tres peleanan door d

CHICKEN, beef, spareribs and fish, backed up by all GALINJA, beef, spareribs )
nan — tabata con

DR. R. C. CARRELL checks the menu with R. Grossman, Peruvian Visitor

Tomas Williams and Representative Ben Jones. the trimmings, were the stars of the feature attraction.





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Lago First In Safety Contest
Carnival Spirit Rocks Aruba Lowesi Rate Tops In 18 Frequency Hisiory Refineries
Lago employees worked more
Eveline Croes safely during 1954 than the
employees of 18 other major refineries
Is Island Queen in the United States
Canada and Trinidad and finished
Carnival festive enough to in first place in the Manufacturing
rock the sky above the land
Section of the National Safety
beneath and the seas around us
Councils
petroleum contest it was
rioted through Aruba last week announced last week
and left the island breathless after A cable sent to Lago Feb 15 by
three days of merry making Sidney Smith an official of the
Queens bands music dances par council read Your company first
ties and parades highlighted the traditional place manufacturing entire com
celebration of the period immediately panies Group A rate 68 1954 petroleum
preceding the start of Lent contest
Carnival events ranged from Oranje Lago manufacturing employees
stad to San Nicolas and included who had 10 disabling injuries while
most of the islands social and athletic working more than 14 million
organizations man hours during 1954 finished with
Highlight of the celebration was a frequency rate of 68 Though
the election of the Carnival Queen complete results of the contest have
of Aruba the night of Feb 19 at the not yet been received it is believed
Lago Sport Park Some 5000 spectators Lagos closest competitor finished
SOME 5000 persons saw Eveline Croes center crowned MAS o menos 5000 hende a mira Eveline Croes mei-
jammed into the park to see 14 with a frequency rate of about 90
young ladies elected Queens of various Carnival Queen of Aruba at the Lago Sport Park mei corona Reina di Carnaval di Aruba na Lago Lagos 1954 frequency rate was the
local organizations compete for the night of Jan 19 Olga Phillips the sport park Sport Park Jan 19 anochi Olga Phillips reina di sport lowest in the refinerys 25 years of
the island wide title and the trip-to-Trinidad queen is second from left park ta segundo foi banda robez operation and brought the employees
first prize for the third time first place in the
The Excelsior Brass Band kicked safety contest They won in 1947 and
off the festivities arranged by the again in 1949
Central Carnival Committee by pa In the contest Lago competes Avith
rading into the stadium with all instruments refineries whose employees work
blaring Then Master of more than 250000 hours per month
Ceremonies C I Tromp of Lagos Industrial HtJXri- Fifteen are in the United States
Relations Department announced from Texas to the East Coast Some
that his fellow employee C are operated by other Standard Oil
E Lacle has been chosen Prince of Co NJ affiliates some by com-
Carnival r i peting companies One is in Canada
Resplendent in royal attire the Two others Trinidad Leaseholds
GS5tMI4CW
prince urged his subjects to join him yi and British Oilfields arc in Trini
in celebrating a carnival festive dad
enough to rock the sky above the
Through the past decade workers
land beneath and the around
seas us
in these refineries have become in
and declared the celebration officially VOL 16 No 5 PUBLISHED BY LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO LTD Feb 26 1953 creasingly safety concious and competition
open has become increasingly stiff
He called for the queen candidates
as frequency rates declined
each of whom had driven onto the
In 1949 when Lago took first place
field in an automobile As her name with a frequency rate of 164 the
was called each hopeful in a formal Empleadonan di Lago Gana
a average of the 19 competing com
gown was introduced to the crowd
panies was 498 In 1950 the average
curtsied to the judges and took her
was 455 in 1951 it was 443 in
place on the stage 1952 it was 413 and in 1953 when
After all had been introduced the Concurso di Seguridad Petrolero
Lago finished second behind the
10 member judging panel headed by
Humble Oil and Refining Co the
Lt Gov Dr L C Kwartsz retired
average frequency rate was 363
to make their selection During the
Empleadonan di Lago a traha cu traha mas di 14% milion ora di tra i ha Pa e promer 11 luna di c anja c For 1954 it appeals the average
judges deliberations the Excelsior
mas seguridad durante 1954 cu e bao durante 1954 a termina cu un tabata 329 rate will again decline For the first
and Princess Marijke bands played
After some 30 minutes the judges empleadonan di 18 otro refineria frecuencia di accidente di 08 Aun E promer luna di 1954 no a duna 11 months of the year it was 329
reappeared and announced the win nan grandi den Estados Unidos que resultadonan completo di e concurso ningun indicacion cu Lago lo termina The first month of 1954 gave no
no a worde ricibi ainda nan c anja ganando promer lugar Despues indication that Lago would end the
ner Miss Eveline Croes of Canada y Trinidad y a termina
queen ta kere cu e competidor mas ccrca di di tabatin cuatro accidente cu year in first place After having four
the Tivoli Club Miss Marie Mat ganando lugar den concur
promer Lago a termina cu un frecuencia di perdida di tempo na December lost time accidents in December
thews daughter of Alvin Matthews di Seccion di
Refina-
so petrolero mas o menos 90 cual a haci nan perde promer lugar which cost them first place in the
of Lagos Mechanical Department cion di Conseho Nacional di Seguri Lago su frecuencia pa 1954 tabata den concurso di 1953 empleadonan 1953 contest employees suffered
was named her lady-in-waiting and
dad
a worde anuncia luna pasa di mas abao di e 25 anja di operacion a sufri cuatro accidente mas na four more in January
won a trip to Curasao Un cable manda pa Lago 15 di di refineria y a duna empleadonan Januari 1954 The company acted immediately A
Miss Croes was crowned by Gov Feb door di Sidney Smith un oficial pa di tres bez promer lugar den c Compania a tuma accion inmedia Safety Study Group composed of
Kwartsz After the
coronation the
di e Council tabata bisa Bo com concurso di seguridad Nan a gana tamente Un Grupo di Estudio pa executives supervisors and employ
and the other
queen candidates the pania tin promer lugar den refina na 1947 y atrobc na 1949 Seguridad consistiendo di ehecutivo ees was set up to evaluate the
judges carnival committee members cion ariba tur companianan Grupo A Den e concurso Lago ta compcti cu hefenan y empleadonan a worde for companys safety program A new
and guests went to the Netherlands
Windward Islands Welfare Association frequencia 1954 08 pa concurso petrolero rcfinerianan di cual nan empleado ma pa evalua c programa di seguri wave of safety conciousness based
nan ta traha mas di 250000 ora pa dad di compania Un ola nobo ha on the theory that safety is every
club house to toast the
queen Empleadonan di rcfineria di Lago luna Diez cinco di nan ta na Estados ciendo empleadonan consicntc tocante bodys business swept the plant
The
next day the center of attrac
cu tabatin solamcntc 10 desgracia Unidos for di Texas te na Costa seguridad basa ariba c teoria cu As the months passed the effecti
Continued on page 2 causando desabilidad mientras nan a di Oost Algun di nan ta worde Continua na pagina 3 Continued on page 3
opera door di otro afiliadonan di
Standard Oil Co NJ algun di
Representacion na Lago nan door di companianan competidor Lagos Representation Plan
Uno ta di Canada Dos otro Trini
A Worde Gaba na Party ta dad di Leaseholds Trinidad y British Oilfields Is Hailed At Annual Party
Durante ultimo diez traha
e anja
Representacion di empleadonan Lago Sport Park Board y orador na dornan den e rcfinerianan aki a bira Employee representation was Mr Griffin to the microphone and
tabata topico di e dos oradornan nomber di representantenan a sigui sumamente consciente tocante segu the topic of the two main speakers said Our presence here is a con
principal na di cinco party anual Sr Griffin na microfoon y a bisa ridad firmation of faith and confidence
y competicion a bira masha at Lagos fifth annual Staff and our
pa rcpresentantenan regular y Nos presencia aki ta un confir fuerte mientras frecuencia di accidente Regular Representatives Party in our mode or representation
staff cual a atrac como 350 persona macion di nos fe y confianza den nos tabata baha The two addresses preceded dinnei
which attracted
moda di some 350 persons
na Aruba Golf Club Feb 12 representacion Na 1949 tempo cu Lago a gana which was followed by p variety
to the Aruba Golf Club the
E dos discursonan a precede co evening
anochi promer lugar cu un frecuencia di show and boxing
memento cual a worde sigui door di 1G4 of Feb 12 out that
e promedio di e 19 compania Mr Griffin who pointed
Superintendente General F E un programa varia y boxeo nan competidor tabata 498 Na 1950 General Superintendent F E Grif an operation the size of Lago must
Griffin kende a papia na nombcr di Si Griffin kende a splica cu un e promedio tabata 455 na 1951 c fin who spoke for the company urg have adequate means for determin
compania a haci un apelacion ariba opcracion tamanjo di Lago mestcr tabata 443 na 1952 e tabata 413 y ed the representatives to show by ing the employees feelings and opinions
representantenan pa munstia cu tin medionan adecuado pa determi na 1953 tempo cu Lago a termina your action that our present employee said the company like
boso accion cu nos presentc sistcma na sentimento y opinionnan di como segundo despues di Humble Oil representation works well and other Standard Oil Co NJ affilia
di representacion pa empleadonan ta empleadonan a bisa cu compania & Refining Co e frecuencia prome is what you want preserved tes had adopted the committee sys
funciona bon y cu esey ta lokc boso mescos cu otro afiliadonan di dio tabata 363 R E A Martin chairman of the tem as the best means of communica
kier preserva Standard Oil Co NJ a adopta Pa 1954 ta parce cu e promedio di Lago Sport Park Board and spokes tion between employee and employer
R E A Martin presidente di Continuu na pagina 2 frecuencia di accidente lo bolbe ba- man for the representatives followed Continued on page 2
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AltURA ESSO NEWS
Fob 26 1935
Represeniation Recall Referendum Set
AlMJMffS Hailed Continued from ai Party page 1 On Two LEC Members
PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER SATURDAY AT ARUBA NETHERLANDS He said the committee
system A referendum to
pro determine if
WEST INDIES BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO LTD two Lago Employee Council members
the Curaaosche Courant Curasao NWI vided a better understanding of local should
Printed by be recalled has been scheduled for March 2 3 and 4 The refer
problems that involved the employees endum will be based on a petition submitted by six District
New Policy Will Provide the company he pointed and out community a movement However to tatives and signed by over 10 per cent of the LECs national Represen constituents
introduce a new type of representa
tion having ties with Mexico Den The referendum is authorized by The council decided on the new
Opportunity For Education ver and other far away spots of the Article 4 Section 5 of the LEC constitution slate after it agreed President J
world was recently introduced and by laws which provides Erasmus who is also a member of
Lago and the Lago Employee Council have agreed upon a policy to After asking if we need so called that council members may be lecalled the Netherlands Antilles Staten
provide employees with an opportunity to continue their education experts with alliances with these if a majority of the valid ballots cast could not devote enough time to his
and if rehired by the company reacquire service credits previously foreign countries to guide the future in a referendum favor the recall work as president of the LEC
earned of our employees he answered I Article 4 Section 5 further provi In the subsequent election F H
des that a referendum will be held Ritveld former
vice
say no most emphatically and know president was
The policy based on a request of the LEC was drafted to give following the
submission of a recall chosen
that the vast majority of our employees president Mr Croes was
employees the opportunity to attend feel likewise request petition bearing the valid chosen vice president and E D
institutions of higher learning off the certification that the time signatures of at least 10
to provide So you men of the home team per cent of Tromp succeeded Mr Croes as secre
island It is applicable to all staff between and the nationality concerned
resignation application who have no entangling international group tary
and regular employees with at least for reemployment was used to meet alliances and with many years of A petition was submitted to the The referendum will be supervised
one year of service the intent of the policy successful experience dealing with us Industrial Relations Department Feb by an eight member board Mr Rit
In order to take advantage of the 14 by DRs J Lake F Maduro H G veld
will
I to show serve as chairman with Mr
urge by action
you
An employee who resigns under the your
of the the employee
provisions policy Violenus H Narain I Ras and S Tromp G
that our present employee Giel and Mr Erasmus
policy but then finds he is unable to represen
must submit written
a resignation The
tation system works well and is what Malmberg petition asked that serving as representatives of the
attend school will be reemployed in
The must include the sta
resignation LEC Vice President M Croes and LEC Mr Lake
his former position if he applies with you want preserved Mr Maduro Mr
tement the is to
employee resigning Member D be
Flemming recalled Narain and Mr
After expressing the Violenus serving as
in 90 days of his effective resignation representatives
attend school
a specific The petition said the undersigned
representatives of the
date pleasure in attending the event petitioning
The employees plans for further Mr Martin said To us this function employees of the Lago Oil and Trans group
education will be reviewed by the Every effort will be made to rehire is an affirmation of our good employee port Co Ltd hereby declare our ge The balloting will be conducted by
Training Division when they are submitted an employee for his former position relationship neral disconfidence in the Councilmen 17 three man teams Each team will
with the resignation If they if for acceptable reasons he resigns He described the party as the outgrowth M Croes and D Flemming and be headed by a foreign staff employee
the of the the but does not start or cannot continue we do not wish the above mentioned
meet provisions policy of years of peaceful negotiations appointed by the company to sei ve as
will be notified his his studies within six months of his Councilmen to members of
through serve
employee Our presence here is not only as an impartial teller an observer ap
supervisor effective resignation date the LEC pointed by the LEC and observer
concrete evidence of this fact but is a an
Upon completion of his studies the The 90-day-period requirements fol confirmation of our faith and confidence The petition asked the company to appointed by the petitioning group
individual must to reacquire pre lowing completion of the individuals in our mode of representation assist in conducting a referendum to The voting by time card ballot
viously earned service credits studies may be extended on applica and we feel that Management should recall the above mentioned council which will be brought to each eligible
apply for reemployment within the tion of the individual to cover sickness never allow anything to mar or even men After certifying the petition employee at his place of work will
next 90 days and be rehired within accident or other documented disturb the equilibrium of this peaceful bore the necessary number of valid run from 6am to G pm the three
an additional 90 days reasons beyond the individuals control co existence signatures the company scheduled election days The results will be
The employee may also be required In a review of 1954 Mr Martin the referendum for March 2 3 and 4 made known March 5 Only national
ticked off the accomplishments of the Mr Croes former secretary of the LEC constituents will be eligible to
council was elected vice president vote as Mr Croes and Mr Flemming
committee
Text Of Mr Griffins Speech ** said we have representation entered 1955 system with good and earlier this month when the three are national councilmen
and offices of the council were vacated to
hopeful expectations
Text of the address presented by group elected from the employee These expectations he said provide for the election of a new Ten Nominated
General Superintendent F E Griffin body and with their interest in were slate of officers
that the would review the
at the 5th animal Staff and Regular that employee group and local company For SPAC Election
employees problems with patience
Representatives Party at the Aruba company has proven to be the
Golf Club Feb 12 best form of employee represen and tolerance that the companys Representacion March 16 17 18
productivity would remain unimpair
As we gather here tonight for tation ed that good human relations Continua di pagina 1 Ten men have been nominated to
a social evening you cannot help By such a system there is better would continue and that the prosperity e sistema di comite como e mehor compete for five seats on the Special
being impressed by the large understanding of local problems of the company which we all medio di comunicacion entrc emplea Problems Advisory Committee in an
group of employees all engaged in those of the employees the company know is synonymous with the pros do y empleador election scheduled March 1G 17 and
employee representation at Lago and the community Hence perity of Aruba and us all would El a bisa cu e sistema di comite 18 Eight of the nominees are natio
It goes without saying that in an the interest of all these groups expand ta trece mehor comprendemento di nals two are non nationals
industrial operation as large as can be properly protected In other The complete text of Mr Griffins problemanan local cu ta involve Nominated to compete for four na
ours there must be adequate words it was the feeling of all address appears on this page empleadonan compania y comunidad tional two year seats were Incumbents
means for determining the employees of these companies and I had the Sinembargo el a splica un movecion Maximo Vries R E Frank and
feelings and opinions and opportunity to talk with workers if pa introduci un otro forma di representacion G V Roos plus H R Narain P G
assisting them in solving their as well as management people Carnival cu tin coneccion cu Mexi Brook G N Willems J M Hodge
problems We have approached that they would not have the same Continued from page 1 co Denver y otro lugarnan lejano di and W C Hopmans
this need and we feel have quite confidence in outsiders having mundo a worde introduci recientc Nominated to compete for one non
tion shifted to Oranjestad where the
successfully solved it at Lago not other than local interests handling mente national two year seat were Incumbent
by one elected committee not by their problems Carnival Parade got underway at Despues di puntra si nos tin G E Fernandes and Wellesley
3 pm Headed by the Lago Community St G E B Cox
two committees but by five advi mester di e mencionado expertonan
and in the
Today recent past band the parade wound throughout
sory committees plus the Lago cu alianza cu e terranan estranhero Because of the companys reduction
have efforts to introduce
we seen the town In the line of march
Employee Council the bargaining aki guia futuro di nos empleado of non national forces the committee
pa
another of
type representation to
were the and all the candidates
queen
with which have labor mi bisa once made up of five national and
group we a nan el a contesta ta no
The claim is made
our employees
over 90 motorized floats calypso
contract We all know that it took mas expresivamente y mi sabi cu three non national representatives
of advantages to be gained by
bands and dancers brass bands dancing
time training and patience on the majoria empleadonan ta sinti mescos will now be composed of six national
such having ties with
groups troupes and mounted cowboys
part of the committee members Pesey boso hombernan di e equi and two non national representatives
Mexico Denver and other far
The parade which took 2Vz hours
and our supervisors to make this po local cu no tin ningun alianza in Would be petition candidates must
spots of the world Now as
away to the reviewing stand wound
pass return official forms
committee system work ternational y cu hopi anja di expe petition signed
serious minded men interested in
up at the Wilhelmina Stadium at least 100 voters to the
Our company and I mean the riencia fructuoso tratando cu nos by eligible
the future of your fellow employees The weekend marked
by
was carnival
Committee Coordination 4
worldwide group of companies mi ta suplica boso pa munstra pa Group by
and this do need
company we and dances staged
parties by
comprising the Standard Oil Company medio di boso accion cu nos presente pm March 1 The group is located
so called experts with alliances
various organizations and private in Room 212 of the Industrial Rela
New Jersey has been out with these foreign countries to individuals sistema di representacion pa empleadonan
standingly successful in using a ta traha bon y cu ta esey ta tions Building
guide the future of our employees
committee approach in the conduct perhaps in a disastrous direction Segunda Did di loke boso kier preserva Loaned
of its business not only for Despues di expresa placer A e re Armstrong
I say no most emphatically and
employee problems but for admi Prensa ta Worde presentantenan pa atende e evento
know that the vast majority of our To Abadan Consortium
nistrative and operating problems aki Si. Martin a bisa Pa nos e
as well For instance at Lago we employees feel likewise Teni Maart 1 funcion aki ta un afirmacion di nos Edmond G Armstrong left Aruba
have over 40 regular committees So you men of the home team bon relacionnan early this month on furlough that
who have no entangling international Lago a fiha su segunda Dia di would be followed by loan assign
a
not counting staff meetings which El a describi e party como resul
Prensa anual cual ocasion lo
e
alliances and with na
would be 50 more for the conduct many tado di anjanan di negotiation paci- ment at Abadan A head shipping
territo
recibi for di
of successful periodistanan e
of our business We think that it years experience fico Nos presencia aki no solamente clerk in the Accounting Department
rio aki Maart 1 Binti tres hom
dealing with us I urge you to pa aki he will be associated with the Iranian
is truly a democratic way to conduct ta evidencia concreto di e hecho
show by your action that our ber y muher representando corant Oil Services Ltd Abadan Iran for
a business and handle our pero ta un confirmation di nos fe y
employees problems present employee representation y stacion di radio na Aruba y Cura confianza den nos modo di representacion approximately 18 to 24 months
ta ariba lista di bishitante
works well and is what cao
system Mr Armstrong came to Lago in
Directiva
About a year ago I made an y nos ta sinti cu
E Dia di Prensa ta worde
of you want preserved It no doubt cu March 1932 after service from 1929
extensive trip with mester permiti algo
a group di nunca pa pasa
door di
can be further improved by the organiza Departamento through 1931 with the Lago Petroleum
other management people from cu por danja of ni stroba e equilibro
Relaciones Publicas lo inclui
un
other units of the Jersey Company excellent co operation and team pa di co existencia pacifico Corporation at Maracaibo He
to study the organizational setup spirit that has made this a great seo den Medical Center nobo opera Repasando 1954 Sr Martin a co started at Lago as a junior clerk in
cionnan di dragamento den haaf di
company with an employee body di Accounting Remaining in Accounting
and operations of 10 separate di menta tocante acomplecimentonan
San Nicolas forum
Jersey afiiliates All of these second to none entitula Prensa un Ta Desea di prensa Sabi e sistema di representacion y a bisa during his entire tenure here he
companies are successful although In conclusion I would like to comida discurso Gerente cu nos a drenta 1955 cu corazon served as shipping clerk senior clerk
un y un pa
all are subject to increasingly thank the members of the Lago General O S Mingus yen di speranza and senior clerk II
stiffer competition They all had Employee Council the District Un aeroplano fleta lo worde usa E speranza aki el a bisa tabata
one thing in common That was Representatives group and all the pa transportacion di e bishitantenan cu compania lo repasa problemanan L A A Van Komondt
the very general use of committees advisory committees and various di Curacao di empleadonan cu pasenshi y to Louis Alfred Alexander Van
to handle problems of their alternates all of whom have served lerancia cu productividad di com Romondt second lieutenant in the
business especially where personnel the employee body very capably perhaps new ones that we have pania lo keda mescos cu e bon relacionnan Lago Police Department died Feb
is involved Their unions or in 1954 The year 1954 posed not faced before humano lo sigui y cu 17 at his home in Oranjestad He
federations elected from the many problems which I think can I am sure we will find solutions prosperidad di compania cual nos had Lago service of over lGVs
employee group deal only with the truly be said were generally solved to all however with a continuation tur sabi ta synonymo cu prosperidad years Born in St Martin he was
company concerned since it is the in a manner satisfactory to all of the able assistance and di Aruba y nos tur lo expande 5G Survivors include his wife and
strong feeling of all fortified by The year 1955 likewise poses some understanding that you represen Texto completo di discurso di Sr two children
long experience that a home town more of the same problems and tatives have given in the past Griffin ta ariba pagina 2
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Feb 26 1933 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Dos Miembro di LEC lo March 1 Retirement Jersey Official Visits Lago
Date for Winterdal
Ta Topico di Referendum And Richardson
^ : iMi11
Jan Winterdal of the Pipe Craft
Un referendum pa detcrmina si dos miembro di Lago Employee and Ernest A Richardson of the -
Council mcster worde baha a worde stipula pa Maart 2 3 y 4 E referendum Lago Police Department will retire
lo ta basa ariba un peticion sumeti pa seis Representante di March 1 Mr Winterdal will retire
Districto y cu tabata firma door di mas cu 10 por ciento di constitu- with service of over 27 years and Mr
yentenan nacional di LEC Richardson with better than 18 j
E referendum ta autoriza door di years service
Articulo 4 Seccion 5 di constitucion Council a decidi pa cligi oficialnan Mr Winterdals Lago career began
nobo despues cu a worde combini cu laborer Dur
192G
di LEC cual ta bisa cu miembionan in December as a
Prcsidente J Erasmus kende ta tam the next 27 he shuffled between
di Council por worde baha si majo ing years
be un miembro di Staten di Antillas the Pipe Craft and the Catalytic
ria di votonan valido den un lcfcrcn
dum ta na fabor pa baha nan Holandcs no por a dedica bastante Division He will retire from his
Articulo 4 Seccion 5 ta bisa ade tempo na su trabao como presidente current position of pipefitter B in the
mas cu un referendum lo worde ten di LEC Pipe Craft Mr Winterdal is an Aru
despues di sumision di un peticion cu Den e elcccion cu a sigui F H ban and is not leaving the island
firma valido di a lo menos 10 por Ritveld anterior vice presidente a Mr Richardsons service is comple
ciento di e grupo di nacionalidad sali prcsidente Sr Croes a worde tely with the Lago Police Department
cligi vice presidente y E D Tromp He started in March 1936 as a
concerna
Un peticion a worde sumeti na Industrial a sigui Sr Croes como secretario laborer second class He has also held
Relations Department Feb E referendum lo worde com door the posts of laborer watchman and
14 door di DRs J Lake F Maduro di un junta di ocho homber Sr Ritveld his present position of corporal B
H G Violenus H Narain I Ras y lo actua como presidente cu Mr Richardsons service was attained
S Malmberg E peticion ta pidi pa Sr Tromp G Giel y Sr Erasmus without a single deductible absence ON A TOUR of Latin American affiliates of the Standard Oil Co
Vice Presidente M Croes di LEC y sirbiendo como representantenan di He plans to remain in Aruba NJ Miss Muriel E Reynolds stopped off at Lago earlier this month
Miembro D Flcmming worde baha LEC Sr Lake Sr Maduro Sr Na for six months and then return to his Miss Reynolds shown with Public Relations Manager B Teagle is Jersey
Sr Violenus lo sirbi
rain como
E peticion ta bisa cu c emplca y native St Martin
Standards assistant secretary in charge of stockholder relations Her
di
donan suscrito di Lago Oil & Trans representantenan di e grupo peti 1
ciomsta tour was designed to acquaint her with producing and refining operations
port Co Ltd pa medio di esaki ta
declara nos desconfianza general den E votamento lo tuma lugar pa me Mat -x ^
Miembronan di Council M Croes y dio di 17 grupo di ties homber Na ARIBA UN VIAHE bishitando afiliadonan Latino Americano di Standard
D Flemming y nos no ta desea j cabez di cada grupo lo tin un emplea Oil Co di New Jersey Miss Muriel E Reynolds a pasa na Lago na
pa nan ta miembro di LEC do foreign staff nombra door di com principio di e luna aki Srta Reynolds munstra aki hunto cu Gerente di
E peticion ta pidi compania pa pania pa actua como un teller im Relacion Publico B Teagle ta segundo secretaria di Jersey Standard en
asisti den referendum baha e partial un observador nombra door
un pa
relacionnan di accionistanan Su viahe tabata dedica
carga cu pa e
dos miembronan di Council ariba di LEC y un observador nombra
cerra conocf cu operacionnan di produccion refinacion
door di di peticionista y
menciona Despues di certifica cu e e grupo
peticion tin e numero necesario di E votamento cual lo tuma lugar
firma valido j compania a decidi cu e pa medio di carchi cu lo worde treci rr First Place Concurso
referendum lo worde teni Maart 2 3 i pa empleadonan na nan pia di tra-
y 4 bao lo socede for di 6 am te 6 pm Continued from page 1 Continua di pagina 1
Sr Croes anterior secretario di j durante e tres dianan di eleccion E J Winterdal E A Richardson vencss of the committees work seguridad ta asunto di tux" a plama
Council a worde eligi vice presidente | resultadonan lo worde anuncia Maart coupled with the increased interest den planta
principio di e luna aki ora e tres j 5 Solamente constituyentenan nacio- Winterdal in safety became apparent Between Segun e lunanan tabata pasa e
nuesto di oficialnan den Council a nal di LEC tin derecho di vota como y June 3 and Aug 9 the employees efectividad di e trabao di e comite
worde haci vacante pa haci posible Sr Croes y Sr Flemming ta micm Richardson ta worked a total of 3027G21 man combina cu e aumento di interes den
eleccion di oficialnan nobo bronan nacional di Council hours without a disabling injury seguridad a bira evidente Entre
Retira Maart X and came within days of shattering i Juni 3 y Aug 9 empleadonan a traha
the existing record | un total di 3027621 ora sin un des
Jan Winterdal di Pipe Craft y Then on Oct 8 they started on a gracia causando desabilidad y taba
Texio Di Discurso Ernest A Richardson di Lago Police consecutive safeworking period that ta yegando e dianan pa kibra e re
Department ta retira Maart 1 Sr was to end in a new recoid 4055000 coid existente
hours later During the Despues dia 8 di October emplea
Winterdal ta bai retira cu mas cu man ycri
Texto di e discurso presentd pa bira mas fuerte Tur tabatin un 27 anja di servicio y Sr Richardson Lago employees had 14 lost time donan a cuminsa cu un periodo con
Superintendente General F E Griffin cos comun Esaki tabata e uso cu mas cu 18 anja di servicio accidents of which 10 in the secutivo di seguridad cu lo caba den
na di 5 Party Anual pa Representantenan general di comite pa trata pro Carera di Sr Winterdal na Lago manufacturing sections applied to un record nobo di 4055000 ora di
Staff y Regular na Aruba blemanan di nan negoshi special a cuminza December 1926 como un the contest trabao despues Durante e anja
Golf Club Feb 12 mente unda personal ta involvi di tabatin
empleadonan Lago 14 acci
laborer Durante e siguiente 27 anja Lago employees wcic given two
Ora nos topa aki awe nochi pa Nan union of fedcracionnan eligi el a intercambia cntre Pipe Craft y Awards of Honor by the National dente cu perdida di tempo di cual
un encuentro social bo no por yu for di e grupo di empleadonan ta Catalytic Division Den Pipe el a ocu Safety Council for twice working tabatin 10 > den seccion di refina
da di ser impresiona pa e grupo trata solamente cu e compania pa puestonan manera laborer helper more than 3000000 man hours with cion cu tabata conta pa e concurso
grandi di empleadonan tur activo concerna como ta c fuerle senti pipefitter helper B pipefitter C y out a disabling injury Though complete Empleadonan di Lago a worde du-
mento di tur fortified door di I na dos Premio di Honor door di Con-
den representation di empleado pipefitter B e puesto cu cual el ta records are not available here
nan na Lago Ta claro cu den un largo experiencia cu un grupo retira Mientras den Catalytic el ? it is believed their 68 frequency late seho Nacional di Seguridad pasobra
local eligi for di entre empleado dos bcz nan a traha mas di 3000000
is the lowest posted by the
industrial traha como still cleaner pusher gang ever
operation tan
grandi
nan y cu nan interest den e foreman tradesman primera y sc first place winners ora sin un desgracia causando desabilidad
manera di nos mestcr tin medio empleadonan compania local record
e
ey y Aunque un completo
clase A Sr Winterdal
gunda corporal
y
adecuado pa determina sentimen a proba di ta e mehor forma ta Arubiano y no ta bai for Schedule of Paydays no ta disponible ainda aki ta e opinion
to y opinionnan di empleadonan y di representation pa empleadonan di e isla Semi Monthly Payroll cu e frecuencia di 68 ta esun
pa asisti nan pa soluciona nan Den un tal sistema tin mehor Feb 1628 Tuesday March 8 di mas abao cu a yega di worde lo
Servicio di Sr Richardson ta cx
problemanan Nos a acerca c ne comprendemento di problemanan clusivamente cu Lago Police Depart Monthlv Payroll gra door di ganadornan di promcr
cesidad aki y nos ta sinti cu nos local di empleadonan di di
March 9 lugar
compa ment El a cuminza na Maart 193G Feb 128 Wednesday e concurso
a solucionele cu cxito na Lago nia y di comunidad Pescy intcres
como laborer segunda clase Tambe
no door di un comite eligi tam di tur c gruponan aki por worde
door di dos el a ocupa puestonan como laborer
poco pero door di protcga propiamente En otio
cinco comite pa C y A watchman A corporal C y su
consultative plus
labra tabata sentimento di tur c
position actual di corporal B Sr
Lago Council
Employee e grupo companianan ey y mi tabatin e
Richaidson a atene su estado di servicio
negociativo cual
cu nos tin un oportunidad pa papia tanto cu tra
contract di trabao Nos sin ningun ausencia descontable
tur sabi hadornan como cu hendenan di di
El tin idea di keda Aruba seis luna
cu tuma
a tempo entienamento
y rcctiva cu nan lo no tin e mes
pasenshi na banda di miembronan confianza den hendenan di pafor y despues regresa pa St Maartcn
unda el a nace
di comitenan y nos supervisornan cu tin otro interes sino local pa
pa pone e sistema di comite traha trata
nan pioblcmanan
traha bon y cu ta esey ta lokc
Nos compania y mi kier mecn Avor y den leciente pasado nos boso kier preserva Indudablemen
c grupo di companianan den hen mira esfuerzonan
a
pa introduci tc e por worde mehora mas leuw
ter mundo cu ta forma Standard un otro forma di
representation pa medio di e excelente coopera
Oil Company New Jersey ta pa nos empleadonan Tin hende ta tion cu a haci e compania aki
batin masha cantidad di exito den pretende tal
cu gruponan di ven grandi cu un grupo di empleado
usamento di c sistema di comite taha pa motibo di nan coneccion nan cu ta exquisito
pa trata su asuntonan no sola nan cu Mexico Denver y otro En conclusion mi ta desea di
mente pa problemanan di emplea puntonan Iejano na mundo Awor gradici miembronan di Lago
donan pero tambe pa pioblema como hombcrnan scrio interest Employee Council Representante
nan di administration y operation den futuio di boso companjeronan nan di Districto y miembronan di
Por ehemplo na Lago nos tin mas di trabao
y e compania aki nos tur e comitenan consultativo y va
cu 40 comite regular no contando tin mester di e tal expertonan cu rios miembronan di reemplazo
reunionnan di staff cual ta GO tin alianza cu e tcrranan estran kendo a siibi empleadonan na un
mas pa trata nos asuntonan Not hcro aki pa guia futuio di nos modo tan capaz durante 1954
ta keie cu berdaderamente esaki empleadonan podiser den di
un Anja 1954 a presenta hopi pro
ta un manera democratico pa tia rection desastroso Mas
expresi blema cual mi ta kere- nos por
ta asuntonan y trata pioblema vamente mi ta bisa no y mi sabi bisa bcrdaderamente a worde soluciona ONE HUDRED and three students of the United Negro Improvement
nan di nos empleadonan cu c majoria grandi di nos na un manera satisfacto Association school in San Nicolas received diplomas the night of Feb 14
Mas of menos un anja pasa mi empleadonan ta sinti mescos rio pa tux Anja 1955 na mes ma for completing six month courses in typing shorthand commercial correspondence
a haci un viajc largo cu un giu Pcsey boso hombernan di c nera ta presenta algun di e mes penmanship and English Miss Marian Henderson above
po di otro hendenan di dii active
cquipo local
di otro unidadnan di Jersey Com cu no tin ningun problemanan y podiser algun no a Lago school teacher handed out the diplomas
aMan a international
y cu hopi bo cu nos no a enfrenta antes
pany pa studia organization y anja di experiencia fructuoso tra Mi ta segur cu nos lo haya so UN CIEN y tres estudiantenan di e United Negro Improvement Asso
operacionnan di 10 difercntc afi tando cu nos mi ta supica boso lution pa tur cu continuation di e ciation school na San Nicolas a recibi diplomanan Feb 14 anochi pa
liadonan di Jersey Tur c com pa munstra pa medio di boso asistencia y comprendemento ca complecion di un curso di seis luna den typemento shorthand corres
panianan aki tin exito no obstan action cu nos preccntc sistema di Henderson
boso Marian
paz cu representantenan a pondencia comercial schoon schrijven y Ingles Sra
te competition cu uia pa dia ta representation pa empleadonan ta munstra den pasado pariba un maestra na school di Lago a presenta e diplomanan
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Feb 26 1935
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Lago One of the safest refineries in the world who in 1932 was in the Annuties and Benefits Depart
Authority National Safety Council which last week ment Dated Oct 27 1932 it read
announced that first place in the petroleum contest Confiiming our conversation a few days ago on the
subject this matter has been discussed with G W Gor
for manufacturing was won by Lago Oil & Transport
don and we of this department are unanimously agiee
Co Ltd
able to instigating at Aruba the system of Safety
fact that is of the safest refineries
The Lago today one
Department records and reports which you have standardized
in the world is of ciedit to the thousands of men among the other divisions of the companys GOGGLES meant the difference between an inured eye and a normal
and women who make up Lagos employee body Man activities employee While breaking concrete last month a chip flew into his eye
agement has always been keenly interested in the wel With the keeping of cold black and white figures on goggles took the impact He wasnt even scratched
faie of the employee body to the extent that whenever Lagos accident incidence the emphasis on safety increased BRIL tabata nifica e diferencia entre un wowo herida y un wowo norma
euipment devices training publicity or meetings aie The promotion of working safely was spread
pleado aki Mientras e tabata kibra beton luna un pida beton a bu
needed to maintain Lagos safety the time is taken the throughout the plant meetings weie enlaiged to reach pasa
su wowo Su bril a wanta e sla El mes no a haya ni siquiera un ras
money is spent Safety comes fiist more employees on safe practices and with the growing
But regardless of what Management does it is the interest in safety the functions of the safety gioup
employee who makes an industrial enterprise a safe increased But then they were not to enhance appearances
place to work It is the employee who carries out safety In 1935 the Safety Division took over gas testing they weie meant to protect the employees head so that
programs it is the employee who works safely by using Previously this had been a function of the laboratories a falling object wouldnt change his appearance With
protective equipment it is the employee who corrects In 1938 the safety office took over gas testing on ships this in mind I figured the laughing would be well worth
unsafe conditions it is the employee who teaches safety The testers at the time were George Hemstieet ot the the price of getting Lagos employees to wear safety
by working safely There aie many additional ways the Industrial Relations Department and the late Rae hats
employee contributes to safety Brown And Im happy to say after a while moie and more
They all add up to the same conclusion It is the On Sept 1 1937 Gordon N Owen acting assistant lequests were made for safety hats Today all employees
employee who is all important in the safety of a plant industrial iclations manager took over as safety cluec aie safety conscious and all wear hard hats in
Lago wasnt always one of the safest refineries in the tor He had Mr Beaujon and G V Nadi Roos safety areas wheie needed
world The history of safety at Lago dates back to inspector on his staff A tremendous stride was made in 1943 with the intensification
Lagos beginning and as a formal program to 1930 Mr Gordons early piogiam included a leorganization of accident prevention training The technique
From the early days to last years National Safety of the Safety Committee meetings intensification of was developed of bieaking down jobs to show possible
Council winning year Lagos safety history has been safety inspection and accident investigation and the hazards and how these hazards could be oveicomc and
one of constant improvement primarily through train ovex all promotion of safety and safety equipment the job done safely With the help of the men in the
ing employee cooperation and piomotion I have to chuckle to myself when I think of my first Safety Division the supervisors were trained and in
In the very beginning aspects of safety fell under the experience with hard hats at Lago mused Mr Owen turn trained theii men
jurisdiction of engineering In 1930 the first formal when queried about safety in the thirties Safety prepaied talks for the supervisors The supervisors
safety program was started by Lagos first safety supervisor Nobody woie hats when I first arrived Checking gave these talks to their men This was the begin
John E Jeff Jeffries Mr Jeffries was hired around I found 50 hard hats in the loft at the tool room ning of the five minute safety talks popular throughout A
by the Standard Oil Company of Indiana after working I climbed up and tried a few Finding one that fit I the refinery today Accident pievention training is
for the United States Bureau of Mines put it on and then the fun started I piopably chew today one of the most important aspects of Lagos
The Safety office was organizel by Jan Beaujon under moie laughs than anyone that has walked through the safety program
the diiection of Mr Jeffries He set up a program of refinery An employee working safely is one who has been
meetings started displaying posters to make the employee Looking back at the first hard hat I cant say I trained to work safely He knows what hazards are
safety conscious and in 1932 started keeping statistics blame the employees for laughing Those eaily numbers attached to his job and what precautions to use Pictui
Confirmation of statistic keeping came in a letter were funny The crown was made of aluminum and the ed on these two pages are employees working safely In
from the late T S Cooke Lago vice president at the brim was a hard black rubber The ciowns weie rela each case they are using protective equipment and
time to J W Myers present manager of the parent tively high and perched on top of a mans head they
companys Insurance and Social Security Department didnt enhance his appearance any Contimied on jage 7
HIGH above the ground above
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employee wears while taking an acid sample Regardless of the operation tools after contact with lines carrying this oil This employee has
protective equipment is available to help make Lago a safe protective gloves apron and goggles which he may drop while
place to work washing his tools
HANDSCHOEN di rubber bril y lantera ta e piezanan protectivo PA ASEGURA tratamento sin peligro di aromatico empleadonan
cu e empleado aki ta bisti mientras e ta coi un muestra di acido mester laba nan herment despues di contact cu linjanan cu ta con fafafafafafEffiBlB
Aunque kiko e operacion ta equipo protectivo ta disponibel pa yuda tene e azeta aki E empleado aki tin handschoen di proteccion lan
haci Lago un lugar di seguridad pa traha tera y bril cual el por kita ora e ta labando su hermentnan
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ESSO NEWS
ARUBA
193 Feb 26 1933
VHR ITT T wi Jf ii
UPON completion of a welding job excess weld is chipped off the surface Pieces of HOT SPARKS intense glare are no friends of Lago s welders Working safely to these
flying weld could very easily lodge in the eye To ward off such possible injury this employees means wearing a face shield with special glass and welders gloves A hard
employee wears protective goggles hat completes the protective gear
DESPUES di a completa e trabao di welding e partinan cu tin welding di mas ta CHISPA CAYENTE candela fuerte di welding no ta amigo di welders di Lago Traha
worde pareha Pida welding chips cu ta bula por masha facil bai den wowo di hende cu seguridad pa e empleadonan aki ta nifica bisti un resguardo cu glas special pa
Pa protega su mes contra posible desgracia e empleado aki ta bisti bril di proteccion proteha nan cara y handschoen di welder
Trahando cu Seguridad
na Lago
Lago un di c refincrianan mas sc cuminza tene datos estadisticos Confir
gmo na mundo macion di tenemento di datos estadisticos
Autoiidad National Safety Council a bini den un carta di defunto T S
cu a anuncia siman pasa cu piomcr lu Cook c tempo vice presidentc di Lago
gar den concurso di petroleum pa fa pa J W Meyers actual geiente di Insurance
bricacion a woidc gana door di Lago & Social Security Department
Oil & Transport Co Ltd di compania mayor kende na 1932 tabata
E hecho cu awcndia Lago ta un di c den Annuities & Benefits Department
rcfinerianan mas seguro na mundo ta E carta bao fecha di October 27 1932
debi na e miles di hombcr y muhernan tabata bisa
cu ta forma e grupo di empleadonan di Confiimando nos combersacion algun
Lago Semper directiva tabata interesa dia pasa tocante e asunto e asunto aki
den bienestar di empleadonan asina cu a worde discuti cu G W Gordon y nos
ki ora cu herment aparatonan cntie di e depaitamento aki ta unanimamente
namento publicidad of reunionnan ta di acueido pa piomove na Aiuba e siste
necesario pa mantene seguridad di ma di lecoids y leports di Safety Department
Lago e tempo ta woide tuma y e placa cu bo a standardiza entre e
ta worde gasta Seguridad piomer cu otro divisionnan di actividadnan di com
tur cos pania
Pero no maske kiko Directiva haci ta Teniendo cifranan tocante desgracia
e empleado ta esun cu ta haci un em nan na Lago impoitancia di seguridad
presa industrial un lugar seguro pa tabata ciece Promocion di trahamento FRESH AIR masks must be worn in fume filled spaces where the oxygen
traha Ta e empleado ta esun cu ta rea cu seguridad a worde plama den henter supply is doubtful
H nwwmi j iiiiiiiiiiiuiMiu liza programanan di seguridad ta c planta reunionnan a worde haci mas
oovel empleado ta esun cu ta traha cu segu amplio pa alcanza mas empleadonan tocante MASCARADA di aire frescu mester ta bistf den espacionan humedo
to tH m3 an acc eve beow ridad door di usa aparatonan piotectivo piacticonan di seguridad y cu in caminda supply di oxygeno ta dubioso
Da ?< go s employees ta e empleado ta esun cu ta corigi con teres creciente den seguridad funcion
eha I mve d acido abao tin dicionnan inseguro ta e empleado ta nan di e giupo di seguridad tabata
nan di Lago esun cu ta sinja seguridad door di traha aumenta
cu cuidao Tin hopi otro manera den Na 1935 division di seguridad a tuma
cual e empleado ta contribui na seguri over testmento di gas Antes csaki tabata
dad un funcion di laboratorionan Na
Tur ta bin suma na e mes conclusion 1938 oficina di seguridad a tuma over
ta e empleado ta esun cu ta mas im testmento di gas ariba bapornan E tempo
poitante cu tur cos den seguridad di un e testernan tabata George Hemsticet
planta di Industrial Relations Department y
Lago no tabata semper un di e re defunto Rae Brown
finerianan mas seguro den mundo Sept 1 1937 Goidon N Owen acting
Historia di seguiidad na Lago ta ori assistant industrial relations manager
gina for di su principio y como un pro a tuma over como director di seguridad
grama formal desde 1930 For di e pio El tabatin Sr Beaujon y G V Nadi
mer dianan te anja pasa den cual e concurso Roos inspector di seguridad ta traha
di National Safety Council a wor cu ne
de gana historia ui seguridad na Lago Promer programa di Sr Owen tabata '
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tabata uno di mehoracion constante pri inclui un leorganizacion di reunionnan k mmm r
meramente pa medio di entienamento di Comite di Seguridad intensificacion
cooperacion entre empleadonan y com di inspeccion di seguridad y investiga
pania cion di accidente y promocion en general
Den piomer principio aspectonan di di seguridad y aparatonan di seguridad
seguridad tabata cai bao jurisdiccion di Mi mester hari den mi mes ora mi
engineering Na 1930 e promer pro gra corda ariba mi promer experiencia cu
ma formal di seguridad a woide cuminza sombre duro na Lago Sr Owen a bisa
door di promer supervisor di seguridad ora a puntrele tocante seguridad den
na Lago John E Jeff Jeffries Sr anjanan trinta
Jeffries a worde emplea door di Ningun hende tabata bisti sombre
Standaid Oil Company di Indiana des tempo mi a yega Ora mi a check mi a
pues di traha pa United States Buieau haya 50 sombie duio bao plafond di
of Mines tool room Mi a subi y pas algun Oia
E oficina di seguridad a worde orga mi a haya uno cu tabata siibi mi a
niza bao dheccion di Jan Beaujon di bistiele y anto pret a cuminza Hendc BEFORE opening a caustic valve the employee dons goggles gloves
Industrial Relations Depaitment El a nan a hari mi barica yen stands on a wooden board and uses wash water
establece un piograma di reunion cu Si mi recorda e promer sombre duro
minza exhibi posters pa haci empleado anto mi no por tuma e empleadonan na PROME cu habri caustic valve e empleado ta bisti bril handschoen
nan realiza kiko ta seguridad y na 1932 Continua na pagina 7 para riba un tabla y usa awa pa laba
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A RUB A ESSO NEWS
Feb 26 1953
New Tug Esso Oranjestad
Replaces Veteran Delaplaine
Lago has put a new tug the the wheelhouse and a small repair I In older to minimize the effect of
Esso Oranjestad into operation shop in the engine room The ship the waves he huirired the southern
to replace the veteran Delaplaine was delivered with an extra pro- coast of Cuba past the Islo de Pinas
The Esso Oranjestad pcllor propellor shaft and other southeast to Cabo Cruz and then to
than the spare parts Navassa Island
larger and more powerful
Delaplaine was purchased to The Delaplaine 35 years old Off the southwest coast of Haiti
will be sold Built in 1920 to handle
however the
with the captain had no choice
keep pace increasing ships smaller than most of those in but to change course and head
demands on San Nicolas Haibor service the is
today tug no longer
for
through unprotected waters Aruba
Capt J Boje who with an 11 man considered fiflBHntteABBBBBBlBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfliBHiSBBBBBBBH
adequate for the traffic
All thiough the log for this
crew brought the Esso Oranjestad in San Nicolas Haibor portion of the trip appears the terse AFTER 36 years of service in Mexico and Aruba the Delaplc wil
in a stormy eight day trip from
The Esso Oranjestad left Port oe sold and the tsso
repoit Heavy seas Wind Force G replaced by Oranjestad
Port Arthur Texas to Aruba said
Arthur Jan 29 and headed for New
Tow well
of the tug Shes a wonderful ship Orleans La whcie at the Todd riding DESPUES di 36 anja di servicio na Mejico y Aruba e Delaplaine lo
Id take the Queen Mary across the Johnson Drydock Inc the tug took Capt Boje a veteran of 34 years worde bendi y reemplasa door di e Esso Oranjestad
admitted the tugs pitching and
Atlantic with her
in tow a self propelled shallow water
tossing too much for him For
The Esso Oranjestad was built drilling barge for delivery to the was
by the Gulfport Shipbuilding Corp Creole Petroleum Corp in Venezuela the first time in my life he confessed
at Port Arthur One hundred and Small craft warnings wcie flying I was seasick H L Simp Captain Writes A History
five feet long with a 27 foot beam when we dropped the pilot at the son a former Lake Fleet engineer
and a draft of 12 83s she is mouth of the Mississippi River Capt who has been at sea close to 40
powered by a 16 cylinder diescl Boje said but I knew I had a good years went to Poit Aithur to serve Delaplaine To Be Sold
chief for the
engineer
as delivery
engine whose 1440 horsepower turn ship under me Beside we had plenty
trip He denied suffering mal de
an electric generator and motor of stores and at this time of the any
Despite her size the tug can turn year one of those storms is apt to mer but allowed I did have a slight
headache When fire struck Lagos No 1 Gasoline Dock last month it
in her own length Engine controls blow for days So we started out was
which operate directly from the The tug with the 100-foot-long The effect of the storm tossed the tug Delaplaine that helped haul the SS Nyehammer from its
wheelhouse or boat deck aft give the barge astern at the end of a two-inch-thick 1573 mile trip was apparent when downwind berth then came back to help pull the burning SS Ham
Esso Oranjestad additional maneu steel cable poked its nose the Esso Oranjestad tied up at mersborg away from the blazing dock
verability needed to operate in a into the Gulf Lago s Butterworth Dock Feb 10 The task was routine for the I
harbor like San Nicolas The seas hit us immediately and Paint had been scrubbed from the Delaplaine For over 25 years the line and with the Delaplaine towing
The tug is fitted with the latest we started to dance the captain wheelhouse and the bow by the tug has been mixing heroics with astern the vessel was lefloated and
fire fighting equipment A separate said But after we were sure the towering waves Ropes bent around its routine job of helping ships in pioceeded to Aiuba
diesel engine drives a water pump barge would ride all right I decided life preservers had come partially and out of San Nicolas Haibor Now Another outstanding job was
which can push 1600 gallons of water to keep on unbraided outstripped by the growth of tankers towing the T 2 tanker SS Umatilla
a minute thiough three hose towers Though he had chaited the voyage The tug itself however had earned the Delaplaine is to be sold which had broken down off Aruba
She carries foam equipment capable by way of Cape San Antonio Cuba the admiration of the captain and Capt J B Fernando long master All that watchers on shoie could see
of delivering some 8333 gallons per Grand Cayman and Jamaica the the crew As he turned the Esso of the tug has written an account was a big cloud of smoke as the
minute seas which at times broke over Oranjestad over to Capt J H Mitchell of some of her experiences Delaplaine at a little better than
The Esso Oranjestad is further the wheelhouse forced Capt Boje Capt Boje said Shes a fine My fiist sight of the tug Del half a knot towed the vessel into
equipped with a radio telephone in to alter course ship Shell serve you well aplaine Capt Fernando wrote San Nicolas Haibor
was at Tampico Mexico in June The third was the T 2 tanker SS
1924 She was then called the Pepe Chapultepec The ship with a full
Morales and was engaged in docking of aviation
cargo gasoline had lost
Remolcador Nobo a Reemplaza ships at the Huastaca Petroleum her steam About 40 miles fiom Aiuba
Co wharf My second sight of her it was discovered that the vessel
was in July 1929 when as second had more water than oil in her
Remolcador Veterano Delaplaine mate of the SS Invergoidon I made bunkers
fast her tow rope when docking in So the Delaplaines job was to
San Nicolas Haibor supply steam to pump out the water
Lago a pone un remolcador nobo Esso Oranjestad mas abilidad pa entrega na Creole Peti oleum Corp The tug had been transferred then to assist her in raising steam
Esso Oranjestad na haci maniobras cu ta necesario pa na Venezuela from Mexican to American legistry again The many connections adapters
operacion pa reemplaza e veterano opera den un haaf manera di San Senjalnan di bapor chikito a wor and had come to Aruba under Capt and pipes on boaid the tug made
Nicolas de hiza master loods baha Sioss to the refinery
Delaplaine Esso Oranjestad na ora e a Andy serve a somewhat hazardous task an easy
E remolcador ta equipa cu equipo den boca di Rio Mississippi Captain that was then under construction one
cu ta mas largo tin mas forza cu
y di mas nobo contra candela Un mo Boje a bisa pero mi tabata sabi cu One of the present engineers From 1929 to 1946 the Delaplaine
Delaplaine a worde cumpra pa tor di diesel apait ta opera un pomp mi tabatin un bon bapor bao mi man George Verschuur was signed aboard was the king pin aiound San Nicolas
tene paso cu demanda creciente di awa cu por manda 1600 galon di do Ademas nos tabatin hopi pro the Delaplaine in 1931 Capt Fernando Harbor She was engaged in docking
den Haaf di San Nicolas awa den un minuto door di tres hose vision abordo y na e tempo di anja became master in June 1932 all classes of ships from the big
Captan J Boje kende hunto cu Tambe e tin equipo di foamite abordo aki cualkier di e bientonan fuerte just in time to help fight another whale factories to sailing vessels
un tripulacion di 11 homber a trece y por manda como 8333 galon pa por wel di supla pa dianan largo ship fire Prior to 1936 all ships enteied by the
Esso Oranjestad den un viahe tem minuto Asina nos a principia nos viahe My first assignment as master of East Entrance and had to be swung
pestoso di ocho dia for di Port Esso Oranjestad ademas ta equipa E remolcador cu e lancha di 106 the Delaplaine Capt Fernando around and beithed broadside to the
Arthur Texas pa Aruba a bisa di cu un radio telefoon den camarote pia largo atras na fin di un waya lecalled was with the lake tanker prevailing wind
e remolcador cu E ta un boto ma di stuur y tin un shop di reparacion di staal di dos inch diki a pone su San Nicolas which had an explosion The work kept the tug busy
ravilloso Mi lo hiba Queen Mary den cuarto di mashin E boto a worde cabez den direccion di lamar di and was on fire only 50 feet astern Often she was praised and perhaps
atravez di Atlantico cu ne ricibi cu un chapalete extra un pio Golfo of the tugs berth just as often cursed for before she
Esso Oranjestad a worde con peller shaft y otio piezanan Lama halto a cuminza enfrenta All hands and all eyes were on got new boileis she would belch forth
strui door di Gulfport Shipbuilding Delaplaine cu ta 35 anja bieuw nos mes ora v nos a cuminza balia the Delanlaine that night First the smoke to blind and blacken all
Corp na Port Arthur E lemolcador lo worde bendi E remolcador aid cu j e captain a bisa Pero ora nos ta- J San Nicolas had to be towed clear around her
cu ta un ciento y cinco pia largo a worde traha na 1920 pa duna servicio bata sigur cu e lancha por nabega of the wharf and pushed agiound on With the good old age of 36
27 pia di hancho y tin 12 83 di na bapornan mas chikito cu bon mi a dicidi di dal bai the reef then a big tanker with a years the Delaplaine is soon to be
calado ta worde manda pa un motor esnan cu awor ta na servicio no ta Aunque el a planea e viahe pa cargo of casing head gasoline had to replaced by the new more powerful
di diesel di 16 cilinder cu 1440 forza worde considera adecuado mas pa pasa via Cabo San Antonio Cuba be undocked This accomplished the Esso Oranjestad It will be off with
di cabai y cu ta draai un generador trafico den Haaf di San Nicolas islanan di Caiman y Jamaica lama Delaplaine leturned to the burning the old and on with the new but
y motor electrico Esso Oranjestad a sali for di bruto cu tin bez tabata kibra te lake tanker and successfully put out the Delaplaine although a fan
No obstante su largura e remol Port Arthur di Januari y a coi ariba camarote di stuur a forza the fire age can and will give many more
cador por draai den un distancia di rumbo pa New Orleans La unda Captan Boje pa cambia su curso Throughout her caieer in Aruba years of good leliable seivice
su mes largura Controlnan di e motor na Todd Johnson Drydock Inc e re Pa mengua e efecto di e olanan el the Delaplaine has been employed
cu ta opera directamente for di molcador a tuma un lancha di boor a pasa na banda zuid di costa di as a fire fighter salvage vessel
timonera of deck atras ta duna cu su mes propulsion pa worde Cuba banda di Isla de Pinas den passenger tender and even deep sea
direccion zuid oost pa Cabo Cruz y fishing crafft As a passenger tender New Traffic Sign
ESbw ^ || i f w iWMfcWjimj Pyi III j jIlHMfiiifiill despues pa Isla Navassa she must have transported hundreds
Na haltura di zuid west di costa of Lagos personnel to and fiom On Aruba Road
di Haiti sinembargo e captan no ta tankers and Grace liners
agpSBr *\ MfWNWHSBMMlnfifiBfii A blue sign bearing a white
square
Curacao
batin otio recurso sino di cambia su She was even dispatched to
H with three white dots the road
General on
curso y pone rumbo pa Aruba door one time to bring
WmBs h vlllllilfififiV di lama grandi sin pioteccion Tur Manager L G Smith Capt Robert 12 meters each side of the sign makes
ciSSaKw +*" back to up Arubas latest traffic device
4W ^jjM cSsSBsraSatSs J yBfififin paiti den e registro pa e parti di e Rodger and Mrs Rodger
The the dots
:* viahe aki ta aparece e relato cortico Aruba When Mr Smith saw her in area designated by
lfiSmiSiMS iSf saT lllsBBfifiM and the for commercial
i M **.,~~ of other sign are
Lama halto Forza di Biento 6 Lancha Curasao he made the excuse
buses and station only This
and Mrs Rodger wagons
ta nabega bon business but Capt
E efecto di e viahe di 1573 milja had no alternative They made the area is for the commercial use of
cu sacudimento di e tempestad taba passage which was accomplished in picking up or discharging passengers
Private cars may not park within the
ta evidente ora Lsso Oranjestad a under seven hours
Dock di the salvage area shown by the dots 12 meters on
marra na Butterworth Lago Among Delaplaines
worde ki thiee outstanding exploits each side of the sign
dia 10 di Februari Verf a operations are
ta for di camarote di stuur y padi which are a ciedit to her size
lanti di e remolcador door di e ola and power One was a big German
nan bruto Cabuya marra rond di tanker aground on the sandy beach Calixtra Songui
salvavidas tabata parcialmente kibra near Macolla Lighthouse Venezuela Calixtra Songui a garage mechanic
COMPLETED Jan 18 the Esso Oranjestad is shown undergoing performance E remolcador mes sinembargo a The Delaplaine could not tow A with Lago service of over
tests off the coast of Texas prior to delivery to Lago merece admiracion di e captan y tri such a big vessel afloat but she did 26 years died Feb 18 at Lago
pulante Mientras el a pasa Esso successfully carry out the vessels Hospital He is survived by a sister
COMPLETA Jan 18 e Esso Oranjestad ta worde munstra tumando Oranjestad pa Captan J H Mitchell starboard anchor and five shackles in Trinidad He was 45 years
testnan di ejecucion na costa di Texas promer cu el a worde manda na Captan Boje a bisa E ta un bon of cable then took a tow rope from of age
Lago barco El lo duna bo bon servicio the stern By heaving on the anchor
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AUUBA ESSO NEWS
Feb 26 1955
Naturalist Finds Aruba Wildlife Trahando cu Seguridad
Haven During Jaunt Into Cunucu
THE FROG ON HIS LOG pictures of frogs which perform on
the trapeze of the gannets as they
On his log build nests make love and care for
by this bog their young of the life-and-death
Sits this little green frog struggles of spiders and tarantulas
| and his eyes are a poppin grasshoppers and the praying mantis
right out of his noggin Mr Hermes who lives with his
Cause tip in the trees wife near Homestead Fla 24 miles
the birds and the bees south of Miami on US 1 has two
are a buzzin grown children His son is a student
And cousin this little frog at the University of Buffalo NY
hops off his log and his daughter now married is
and jumps thru the trees also an author on wildlife She wrote
with the greatest of ease the lead article My Fiiend Godfrey
Then opens his yap An Owl for the current
and from that gap issue of the Audubon Magazine
zooms a tongue thats sticky The Hermes house is located in a LAGOS new safety flags which went up Feb 26 bear two stars embla-
ami plenty tricky five acre avocado grove on which matic of the National Safety Council Award of Honor for working over
other varieties of tropical fruit also three million man hours without a disabling injury in 1951 and 1954
And thats how the lug grow Among them grapefruit
latches on to a bug oranges kumquats mangoes lichi LAGO su banderanan nobo di seguridad cual a worde hisa Feb 26 tin
IN five minutes dozen hummingbirds
a nuts Happily for naturalist Hermes dos estrella como emblema di e National Safety Council Award of
This little by Robert C his Florida home is just 15 minutes
poem Honor pa mas cu tres mil hora di trabao cu nos a traha sin un acidente
Hermes who recently gave a drive from the Everglades National
di disabilidad
DEN cinco minuut un dozijn di na 1951 y 1954
series of lectures in Aruba on Park
wildlife and showed several motion parja Recently Mr Hermes had a boa
birds constrictor for a pet According to Continua di pagina 5 dad Den cada caso nan ta usa apa
he has made of
pictures work trying to fix up his films him snakes have personalities just malo cu nan a hari Nan tabata ratonan protective y ta haciendo e
insects and other inhabitants of and the old tensions closed in around as people do One I had he says masha gracioso E corona tabata di trabao den e manera mas seguro po
the wilds might almost be taken as him He was unable to sleep for
was real gentle Most boa constrictors aluminio y c rand tabata di un rubber sible
a full scale biography of its author three nights before the lecture he repoits are afraid of preto duro E corona tabata keda E charlanan a resulta den e char
For the poem reflects the sly wit The Royal Institute must have being restricted and will crush any halto ariba un hende su cabez y no lanan di seguridad di cinco minuut
brevity accurate observation of im been pleased with his efforts for he thing that tries to bind their freedom tabata drecha su tipo mucho mientras e material prepara door di
poitant detail the deep understanding was invited back nine times that of movements But his snake didnt Pero nan no tabata pa drecha tipo oficina di seguridad a resulta den
creatures and the
of living
came year mind and never turned on the pressure tampoco nan tabata pa protcga e Safety Newsletter Informacion to
down-to-earth reporting that make During one of his appearances stored in his powerful 6 foot cabez di e empleado asina cu cosnan cante seguridad a bini asina tanto
Mr Hermes not only an extiemely
before the Royal Institute Wayne 42 pound body even if squeezed quite cu cai for di laria lo no danja su na demanda cu Safety Division a
popular lecturer but one of the most i Short manager of Screen Tours for firmly in the hands of one of his tipo Cu esaki na cabez mi a pensa inicia e boltin aki Awor e ta sali
relaxed and relaxing men one
the National US Audubon Society
owners cu e harimento vale la pena pa tur siman
is likely to meet in the audience After the show
was understand costumbra di Ademas di boletin
Although he tries to empleadonan Lago pa e tin hopi otro
But Mr Hermes was not always Mr Short talked Mr Hermes into all his pets and treats them with bisti sombre di seguridad manera cu seguridad a worde pro
relaxed nor has he always been a signing on as a lecturer for Screen kindness Mr Hermes never allows Y mi ta contento pa bisa des movi Un di mas efectivo tabata
naturalist movie maker photograph Tours That was four years ago and
himself to become emotionall1 pues di poco tempo mas y mas pe entrenamento constante Door di e
er wiiter and lecturer For the first Mr Hermes has been at it ever since dida tabata bini aden sombre di medio aki
attached to them For a man who pa no solamente e empleado
33 years of his professional life Most of the movies he shows were might wish to adopt upwards of a seguridad Awcndia tur empleadonan ta haya sabi com el mester traha cu
Mr Hermes commercial artist before he his lecture
was a pioduced began hundred pets a year this seems like ta realiza kiko ta seguridad y tur seguridad pero e ta sinja realiza
engaged in the highly competitive tours In making some 630 lecture a wise policy Consequently he ta bisti sombre unda ta neccsario kiko ta seguridad y ta practica esaki
field of in the US and Canada
package design appearances never gives them names and his Un paso tremende a worde haci unda cu el bai Sinembargo en
It 32 too long the last four he
was years says during seasons gentle boa constrictor was no na 1943 cu intensificacion di cntrena cuanto ta toca promocion visual tin
Mi Hermes has time for movie
hardly making exception The kids in the local high mento den pievencion di accidente E jumbo display boards scoreboards
Mi Hermes set out to be portrait Now however he does have two
a school where the snake often appeared metodo a worde desaroya pa kibra visual aids boletin di accidente y e
and studied under number in which he
painter a more production hopes as the subject of a lecture however un job den varios seccion pa munstra manual di practiconan di seguridad
of and great American to add to his list One is to be
great near soon
named the enormous reptile posible peligronan y com e peligro E jumbo display boards di cual tin
artists including the well known called for the Birds
Strictly a Bo Bo nan ey por worde evita Cu ayudo di tres a origina na 1939 E scoreboards
Thomas Benton and the highly respected movie that will tell of the importance
When the boa constrictors appetite hendenan den Safety Division supcr na 1938 E promer version di e scoreboard
teacher of art Kimmon Nich of conservation of birdlife the other
grew to three mice a week and visornan a woide entrena y nan en tabata un calender di dos ta
olades Commercial art promised to is to be about wild life the
among mice were costing 50 cents apiece turno tabata entrena nan trahador bata un cifra grandi munstrando tur
be more lucrative than the portrait islands of the Caribbean and the
Mr Hermes gave the pet to a local nan c desgracianan cu a resulta den
painting business so Mr Hermes need for its conservation
zoo E oficina tabata prepara charla pa disabilidad E ultimo scoreboard de
decided to enter that kind of work Mr Hermes interest in nature
Magazine articles by Mr Hermes supervisornan E supervisornan ta visa pa E J Kulisek actual division
As a visualizer Mr Hermes was from grasshoppers to whales
ranges have appeared in Life Colliers bata duna esaki na nan trahadornan head a bini na vigor na 1953 E banderanan
at the top of his field He created but he doesnt consider himself an
London Illustrated Weekly and Esaki tabata e principio di e charla cu ta bula cu e scoreboard
the ideas for packages made rough expert With his flair for observing
The National Geographic Pictmes di seguridad di 5 minuut cu awcndia nan a bini na 1947 E promer ban
sketches and indicated the colors to and his ability in photographing the
of his pet frogs performing on string ta popular den henter rcfincria En dera a worde hiza door di John
be used Then other less gifted unique and most interesting
aspects trapezes have been used over and trenamento den prevencion di accidente Lykins eastern division superintendent
aitists did the routine work of of animal life he is able to appeal to
over again in all manner of publications awendia ta un di c aspectonan e tempo
finishing off the drawings that would a wide number of people He knows
including a highly scientific mas importante den programa di se Kiko ta resultado di e tremende
serve as the patterns for the what will interest other people and
text book on frogs guridad di Lago programa di seguridad aki El a resulta
packages he knows how to his ideas to
present His current trip a non-professional Un empleado cu traha cu seguri den un di e refinerianan mas
I worried all the time he recalls them These same factors were
tour made while he is on dad ta uno cu a worde entrena pa seguro na mundo Lago
Finally I had a series of attacks undoubtedly responsible for his
success vacation made favor traha El sabi ki Cu cooperacion di cada
was as a cu seguridad peli empleado
of battle fatigue and decided Id in package design and other
to the Audubon which is scondi den trabao ki tin cul
had enough Society gronan ta su y cu seguridad na pecho e ta
phases of commercial art
When paying his expenses in the interest precaucion el mester tuma Ariba e mina den tal cosnan manera gana
his cracked he
nerves re In a charming going
turned easy way of bringing the ideas of conservation retrato ariba e dos paginanan aki tin mento di e concurso pa clase di fa
to a boyhood interest in insects that is filled with gentle humor
of wildlife to the Caribbean empleadonan cu ta traha cu seguri- bricacion di petroleo di National
He combined it with
photo Mr Hermes can point out more life
Safety Council tres vez 1947 1949
graplTy his hobby for the past 18 in a square foot of cunucu than most
1954
or 20 years Soon natuie study people are likely to observe in an y
groups in lis neighborhood were entire city To many a person a E kier meen cu empleadonan di
Working Safely at Lago Lago cu a sinja realiza kiko ta se
asking him to show his movies at walk through the country side is
guridad door di entrenamento inten
& their meetings merely that a walk through the
Shortly after he to show sivo y promocion durante ultimo 25
began country side Under Mr Hermes Continued from page U
his new found work publicly he was guidance however it takes on an air are doing the job the safest way possible 1938 The first version of the scoreboard anja a baha e frequencia di desgra
invited to Canada to exhibit his of cia causando desabilidad for di un
excitement and intense interest was a calendar the second was
movies and to deliver a lecture for everyone he reaches The talks led to the five minute safe a large number that showed the dis punto na 1932 tempo tabatin 16 des
befoie the Royal Canadian Institute During his visit to Aruba he took ty talks while the material prepared abling injuries The latest scoreboards gracia causando desabilidad pa cada
Although he lived in Niagra Falls a brief walk in the cunucu In a little by the safety office for the gatherings devised by E J Kulisek pre million manhours di trabao pa anja
NY at the time and shared the grove of trees and wild shrubs near led to the Safety Newsletter Safety sent division head were erected in pasa tempo cu mas cu dos million
giant spillway with Canadians who Boca Fontein he sat for a moment information became so much in de 1953 The flags that now fly with the manhours a worde traha promer cu
lived at the other end Mr Hermes listening and watching He began to mand that the Safety Divison initiat scoreboards were erected in 1947 The tabatin un desgracia cu a causa desabilidad
had never heard of the Royal Cana make a sharp sucking sound with his ed the Newsletter Now it is a weekly first flag was raised by John Lykins
dian Institute When a formal invi mouth against his hand In five piece eastern division superintendent at Mas importante ta cu e ta nifica
tation arrived following his initial minutes he was surrounded by at In addition to the Newsletter there that time cu empleadonan di Lago ta trahando
acceptance and he was asked to state least dozen den un planta seguro cu nan a haci
a hummingbirds They are many other ways safety has been What does this tremendous safety
his preference for evening wear came in one or two at a time twittered promoted One of the most far-reaching program add up to It adds up to one seguro y cu diariarnente nan ta man
tuxedo versus full dress he decided in the bushes a few yards away means has been constant training of the safest refineries in the world tene e seguridad
it was time to ask Canadian friends hovered for a moment then zipped By this means the employee not only Lago
about the organization away Shortly other birds came in knows how to work safely but he becomes With the cooperation of each safety
He learned that the Royal Cana and Mr Hermes identified a number safety conscious and carries minded employee it culminates in down-down-down from a point in
dian Institute is one of the worlds of them although some he had never safety with him matter
no where he such things as winning the National 1932 when there were 16 disabling
foremost lecture platforms and seen before This is a haven What goes As far as visual promotion is Safety Council petroleum manufac injuries for each million man hours
that he could expect an audience of a wonderful he said
place concerned however there the
are turing contest three times 1947 to last year when over two million
some 2000 people for his first pro The importance and charm of much jumbo display boards the score 1949 and 1954 man hours were worked before one
fessional appearance as a lecturer of his woik stems not so much from boards visual aids accident bulletins It means that Lagos employees disabling injury was suffered
With this information Mr Hermes what he discovers about nature but and the Manual of Safe Practices made safety conscious through intensive Most important it means that
found that his casual manner with the in which he discovers it for
way The
jumbo display boards of which training programs and promo Lagos employees are working in a
regard to his coming appearance in others as well as for himself Nearly there are four were first put up in tion over the past 25 years have pulled safe plant that they have made safe
Canada had vanished He went to everyone is delighted with his 1939 The scoreboards erected in
were Lagos accident frequency rate and ai e daily maintaining this safety
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ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Feb 26 1953
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LAGO SPORT PARK BOARD Chairman R E A Mar- F E GRIFFIN general superintendent said home
tin described the party as an affirmation of our good team committees have proved to be the best form of
employee relationship representation
R E A MARTIN Presidente di Lago Sport Park Board F E GRIFFIN superintendente general a bisa comi-
a describi e encuentro como un afirmacion di nos bon tenan local a proba di ta e mehor forma di represen-
relacionnan entre empleadonan tacion
5riJtA cJlnnual
DANCER Elizabeth Hershfeld was HENRY FORTE perennial calypso
cheered by the 350 party goers Representatives singer scored again
Party
BAILARINA Elizabeth Hershfeld
HENRY FORTE cosecha
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Manager E Byington looked over the program voices and guitars in Latin American rhythms three bout card by knocking out Kid Curacao
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Tomas Williams and Representative Ben Jones the trimmings were the stars of the feature attraction nan tabata compone e com ida


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