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VOL. 4, No. 12
PUBLISHED BY THE LAGO OIL & TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
AUGUST 27, 1943
Largest Sports Program Lake Tanker Officer Is
Ever Scheduled Here Is Honored with Decoration
Duplicate Awards Paid
In Safety Name Contest
Planned for August 31
Island-Wide Competition Will
Be Featured in Twenty Events
Organized by the Lago Sport Park
Committee and with the help of many
other interested employees, an island-
wide athletic competition is scheduled
lor the Sport Park on the Queen's Birth-
day holiday, August 31. Twenty events
are scheduled for the "Lago Olympiad",
which, in addition to open events and
special Lago-employee races, brings to-
gether probably for the first time the
sports clubs of the island, the schools,
and the Schutters.
Arrangements are being made by the
committee so that there will be rest
intervals between club competitions.
since each club enters only four men. It
is planned to have several events going
all the time in different areas of the
field. The Olympiad starts at 1 p.m., and
is expected to last most of the afternoon.
The prizes have been donated by local
business firms and by the Company. At
the time they are presented to the win-
ning contestants, the Lago All-Stars
football team will receive the cup won
by them when they defeated the Schut-
ters August 7.
The committee and those aiding them
are extending every effort to provide
a full and varied afternoon, and it is
expected that attendance records at the
Sport Park will be broken.
(See page 7 for list of events).
Program Grandi di Sport
Plane pa 31 di Augustus
Organiz& door e Comit6 di Lago Sport
Park, cu e ayudo di hopi otro emplea-
donan interest, un concurso atl6tico, in-
cluyendo participantenan fo'i henter e
isla, ta worde plan6a pa Sport Park ari-
ba dia di fiesta di afia di La Reina, 31
di Augustus. Binti weganan ta plane pa
e "Olimpiada di Lago". Ademas di wega-
nan habri pa tur hende i pustamentonan
Continued den Pagina 7
Notification was received here recent-
ly of a British decoration, the M.B.E.
(Member of the Order of the British
Empire) for Raymond Atkinson, Third
Officer of the lake tanker "Punta Gor-
da". A cable from the London Office
said "...inform R. Atkinson Junior Of-
ficer relatives advise that according Ga-
zette dated July 20 Atkinson awarded
M.B.E. please convey his family's and
Raymond Atkinson, M.B.E.
Aki 'riba nos ta mira Raymond Atkinson di e
Flota di Lake Tankers, kende recientemente a
haya un medalla Ingles. Despues cu su barco a
word torpeded cerca costa di Africa October
cast, e tawata e jefe den un boto di saivavida,
cu ta conteni 21 sobrevivlente I durante 15 dia
* a navega nan sin peligro t'e ora cu nan a ha-
ci un desembarque na Africa. Racionamento di e
poce awa cu nan tawatin, tawata su trabao piss.
recibliendo cads bomber solamente 4 ons pa dia.
our own congratulations".
No details were received, but it was
undoubtedly in recognition of his exploit
as leader of a lifeboat party after his
ship was torpedoed in the Indian Ocean
near the end of last year.
Mr. Atkinson, who joined the Lake
Fleet a month ago, was then Third
Officer on a freighter; they were off
the east coast of Africa when the
Continued on Page 8
Sweepstakes" Is Title
That Gives Lottery
for Best Records
Chosen from 166 entries, "The Safety
Sweepstakes" was selected August 9 as
the name for the plan inaugurated this
month which will award lottery tickets
for the greatest improvement in depart-
mental safety records.
Duplicate awards were paid, with
Fls. 25 going to each of two men, Ber-
nardo Sloterdijk of the Accounting de-
partment, and Ludwig Comes of the
Drydock. Their suggestions were
"Sweepstakes Safety Contest", and
"Lago's Safety Sweep" respectively,
which together provided the core of the
title as finally decided upon, "The
Four of the suggestions were selected
for Honorable Mention: "Safety In
Wealth Contest", by Patricia deVries of
the Executive Office; "Fortuna Door Di
Seguridad", by Nicolina Dirksz of the
Personnel department; "4-L Safety Con-
test" (Life, Limb, and Longevity Lotter-
y), by J. S. Harrison of the Executive
Office; and "Be Safety-Wise and Capi-
talize", by Guy Permaul of the M. & C.
Office. One contestant, Maximo Maduro,
who is a messenger at the Instrument
department, went straight to the heart
of the matter by suggesting "Mucho Pla-
ca Contest". Many of the suggestions
turned in, while not exactly titles, would
make excellent slogans for the plan.
The contest committee, which judged
the titles and will continue to assist in
the direction of the plan, includes Jan
Beaujon (Chairman), Ram Harry Paul,
Tom Malcolm, Clifton Monroe, and Ro-
The Italian army, before it was pushed
into its own backyard, had established a
high price ceiling on American jeeps. A
quotation during the latter part of the
Tunisian campaign was 2,000 lire reward
and a possible furlough for the soldier
who captured or destroyed a jeep,
whereas a tank captured or destroyed
rated only 1,000 lire, and a plane was
6sso N EWs
Dia Mars cu ta bini Su Majestad Rei-
na Wilhelmina di Holanda lo celebra
su 63 aRa. Henter mundo holandes
lo celebr6 tambe na algun lugar-
nan abiertamente i cu libertad, i na
otro lugarnan na secret door di ne-
cesidad. Aunque e lo ta di cuater
cumpleaios di su Majestad ariba +e-
ra extranjero, e dia ta cercando cu
lo e por celebr6 den su mes pais,
mei-mei su mes pueblo, i cu tur cu
ta honre por haci esey cu alegria,
sin temor di represalia.
Hare Majesteit Koningin Wilhelmina
der Nederlanden zal a.s. Dinsdag
Haar 63sten verjaardag vieren.
Overal waar Nederlanders zijn zal
men Haar verjaardag vieren hier
openlijk en vrij, en daar. door nood-
zaak gedwongen, in het geheim. Dif
is Harer Majesteits vierde veriaar-
dag op vreemden bodem, maar de
dag nadert waarop Zij Haar geboor-
tedag in Haar eigen land zal vieren,
wonder Haar eigen Volk en waarop al-
len, die Haar eeren, Koninginnedag
in vreugde zullen vieren, zonder
vrees voor represailles.
H.M. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands observes her sixty-third birth-
day next Tuesday. The Netherlands world will observe it too in some
places openly and freely, in other places by necessity secretly. Though it
will be Her Majesty's fourth birthday on foreign soil, the day approaches
when she may celebrate it in her own land, among her own people, and
when all who honor her may do it joyfully and without fear
NEW ARRIVALS I
A son, Eddie, to Mr. and Mrs. Sirenio
Croes, August 1.
A daughter, Imelda Clarita, to Mr. and
Mrs. John Pantophlet, August 4.
A daughter, Sixta Maria, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ramon Kock, August 6.
A daughter, Julie de Lettre, to Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Orr jr., August 11.
A son, William Winston, to Mr. and
Mrs. Hamilton Charles, August 12.
A son, Andre Herbert, to Mr. and Mrs.
Rene Watchman, August 12.
A son Thomas Harold, to Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Locker, August 14.
A son, Freddy, to Mr. and Mrs. Ru-
perto Geerman, August 17.
A daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Jose
Croes, August 17.
A son, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward He-
witt, August 19.
Four High-Schoolers Graduate
From School's Summer Session
High school days were over for four
students here August 17, when Gene
Campbell, Frances Mingus, Gerald
Smith, and Jane Wilken were awarded
diplomas in informal graduation exerci-
ses at the home of Principal James
Mileham. General Manager L. G. Smith
spoke briefly to the graduates, and K.
H. Repath, Chairman of the School
Advisory Committee, awarded the
The four completed their work during
the summer sessions of the Lago Com-
munity School's "accelerated program",
and all of them plan to go to the United
States to continue their education. Gene
Campbell will attend Kemper Military
School, where he expects to room with
Jim Haase. Frances Mingus will join her
sister, Sunny, at the University of
Texas. Jane Wilken will enter Linden-
wood College which is attended by two
Lago graduates, Kinta Abadie, '41, and
Joanne Rae, '42. Gerald Smith will enroll
in Colgate University, where his brother
Ned was a student. (A recently-received
Army publicity release tells of Ned's
entering, the advanced Navigation
School at Selman Field, Monroe, Louisia-
na, as an aviation cadet.)
SCHEDULE OF PAYDAYS
August 16-31 Wed., Sept. 8
August 1-31 Thur., Sept. 9
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AMR BA(@ N NWS
PUBLISHED AT ARUBA, N. W.I., BY THE
LAGO OIL 8 TRANSPORT CO., LTD.
The next issue of the ARUBA Esso NEWS will be distributed
Friday, September 17. All copy must reach the editor in the
Personnel building by Saturday noon, September 11.
Seven Ideas For Off-the Job Safety
1. You wouldn't store incendiary
bombs in your garage. Gasoline is even
2. The best thing to say about in-
flammable cleaning fluids is don't use
3. A roller skate or tricycle left in
the way when it's dark can make any
man fly through the air with the great-
est of ease!
4. For the ladies a good cook
keeps pot handles turned to the back of
the stove, so little Jane or Junior can't
get dangerously inquisitive.
5. Driving is probably safer on black
night than on moonlight ones. That
light isn't as strong as it seems! Parked
cars, or approaching cars without lights,
have a startling way of looming up like
a shot, especially on big-moon nights.
6. Give the pedestrian a break by
keeping your windshield clean of dust
or salt-spray at night, so you have at
least a 50-50 chance of seeing him.
7. Walking on the LEFT side of the
road, facing oncoming traffic, increases
any pedestrian's chance of living to see
the end of blackout and war.
Ludwig Comes (right) and Bernardo Sloterdjk (center),
the men who turned in the winning suggestions for the
naming contest (see page 1), are shown receiving dupli-
S(late awards of Fls. 25 from Jan Beaujon, Chairman of
the Safety Sweepstakes Committee. Mr. Sloterdgk, who
said it was "lucky money", planned to invest his prize
in you guessed it a Curacao lottery ticket.
0 0: 0
Preguntanan i Contestacionnan
P. Con e Concurso nobo di Seguridad ta yama?
C. E ta yama "The Safety Sweepstakes".
P. Kendcnan por tuma parti aden?
C. Tur empleadonan ta participa.
P. Ta verdad cu departamentonan ta competi cu otro?
C. No, cada departamento ta competi solamente cu su
propio record di seg.-ridad durante e cinco ananan cu
P. Kiko ta e premionan?
C. Mitar-bijetchinan di Bond Fortuna (Loteria di Cura-
cao) lo ta e premionan pa e concursonan cu lo tuma
lugar cada luna. Na fin di 1943, e premionan grand
lo ta bijetchinan henter, cu lo worde distribui exacta-
mente mescos cu e premionan di cada luna.
P. Con un departamento por gana e bijetchinan ey?
C. Na fin di cada luna, cuminzando cu Augustus, cada
record di seguridad di e departamento durante e luna
ey lo worde compare cu e record di cinco atia pasi.
Conrinud den pag. 8
Iki nos ta mira Ludwig Comes (na banda drechi) i Ber-
nardo Sloterdik (mei-mei), e dos hombernan cu a man-
da e ideanan cu a gana den e concurso di seguridad, re-
cibiendo cada uno un premio di fls. 25.- for di Jan Beau-
jon, cu ta president di e "Safety Sweepstakes" Comlt.
Sr. Sloterdijk, cu a bisa cu esaki ta placa gan di suerte,
lo dedica su premio cumprando un bijetchi di sorteo dl
ARU3A ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 27 1943
This is probably at
a seaside resort for
millionaires, but it
could be the Lago
Lagoon, with Char-
lie Drew's new boat
time out from fish-
ing for some aqua-
planing. At last re-
ports the aquaplane
board was broken,
but the NEWS still
hopes to catch and
publish a local scene
Guniting, being done here by Jacobo Johnson in the base
of a big smokestack, is one of corrosion's greatest
enemies. Ineor cement and, in this case, crushed firebrick
are mixed in a spray gun with small quantities of water,
to form a dense mixture. This is sprayed under pressure
of 25 to 40 pounds on to a sur$fe that is first covered
with wire mesh. The result is a coating, usually about an
inch and a quarter thick, which protects the surface
from rust. (Usually a commercial preparation, Haydite or
Sil-o-cel C-3, is used with the cement; with these not now
available, salvaged crushed firebrick is being used
"Keep to the right"
says this traffic
policeman's sign in a
Caribbean town, and '
"Esso" helps him
E p6liz di trifico Ke
aki di un cludad di
Caribe, ta ricibi ayu-
do di "Esso" pa or-
dena e chauffeur-
nan di corre na nan
AUGUST 27 1943
In the ESSO NEWS of Jan-
uary 30, 1942, these men
were pictured passing Lago's
General Office Building. In
this issue, they are seen
marching proudly in the
United Nations' victory
parade in the streets ot
funis. This time they were
marching before the great
leader of the British Eighth
Army, General Montgomery,
whose famous beret can
barely be seen at the extreme
left center edge of the pic-
ture. Friends here have been
able to identify, in the origi-
nal newspaper print, Cap-
tain Lauder, Pipe Major
McCrae, Pipe Sgt. McClen-
nan, Piper MacDonald, Piper
McWhirr, and others who
were well-known to Lagoites
during the Camerons' stay
here. (Piper McWhirr is a
brother of Lago's Dave and
THEIR SKIRL PIE
O' TE PIPES i
Too late for publication in the last
ESSO NEWS, this picture shows the
grand finale of the Lago Club's second
anniversary entertainment July 31. An
Hawaiian dance, it included Misses O.
Arrindell, M. Fistler, F. Warner, C.
Wathey, E. Simmons, E. Dykstra, 1.
MacDonald, P. Warner, A. Damen, and
C. Hartogh, with electric guitarist Otti-
lio Mauricio and his "Islanders" furnish-
ing the accompaniment.
Homegrown Pins -
It doesn't sound possible, but British
soldiers serving in Army offices in India
are using something like that for fasten-
ing papers together. A strange case of
wartime substitution, these homegrown
pins are thorns from a common tree
that flourishes in most parts of India.
The thorns come in two colors, black
and white, and have a sort of pinhead
because they are cut off close to the
joint between thorn and stem. Packed
in old matchboxes, they sell for what
would be about FIl. 0.60 per thousand.
Over two and a half million have been
Has anyone seen any thorn trees in
An airplane propeller is so delicately
balanced that a puff of a man's breath
will send the blades turning although the
propeller weighs 400 pounds.
lUww St -.
inn riftM~nB BhM ->.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
AUGUST 27 1943
6 ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Fricasseed Kitten and Mule Meat
One good turn deserves another, and
when the NEWS published an article in
the last issue about an 1888 Curagao
booklet, Dan Zilko of the Personnel de-
partment came forward with a copy of
an 1863 Civil War newspaper irom
Strangely enough both grew out of
the same thing the freeing of slaves
but on opposite sides of the question.
For the Curagao booklet commemorated
the freeing of slaves, while the Vicks-
burg Daily Citizen was a Confederate
slave State paper, speaking of the
"mongrel administration of Abe Lin-
Dated July 2, 1863, this issue of the
paper was written during General Ulys-
ses Grant's siege of the city. It is print-
ed on wallpaper, on the side without the
design, and is, naturally, 99 per cent
news of the Civil War.
Journalism was nothing if not bril-
liantly colored in that place and time.
In eulogizing a Vicksburg officer killed
in the siege, the editor writes: "May the
soft south winds murmur sweet re-
quiems o'er his name, and the twilight
dews fall gently like an angel's tear
drop and moisten his turfy bed".
The purple of that passage changes to
an angry red when he speaks of another
confederate newspaper which had been
captured by the Northerners, and "is
now edited by a pink-nosed slab-sided
toad-eating Yankee who is a lineal des-
cendant of Judas Iseariot".
The editor also takes a crack at war-
time hoarders and profiteers within the
besieged city, who were selling flour at
five dollars a pound, molasses at ten
dollars a gallon, and corn at ten dollars
a bushel. And he makes a good story of
two friends who served stewed kitten to
their guests, passing it off as rabbit and
being pleased when the guests exclaim-
ed that it was delicious.
The entire paper is Confederate news,
datelined July 2, except the last two
inches. The final article, a "Note", is
dated July 4, 1863:
"Two days brings about great
changes. The banner of the Union floats
over Vicksburg and the Citizen lives to
see it. For the last time it appears on
wallpaper. No more will it eulogize the
luxury of mule meat and fricasseed kit-
ten urge Southern warriors to such
diet nevermore. This is the last wall-
paper Citizen, and is, excepting this
note, from the types as we "yankee
printers" found them."
A new giant-size camera capable of
making 800 negatives a day, many of
them six feet high ,is so large that the
photographer actually works inside it!
Hospital ta Haci Pidimento
Na Hendenan Pa Duna
Sanger Contra Pago
Hospital atrobe mester di emplea-
donan cu ta dispuesto di duna nan
sanger den caso di necesidad, ariba
un lase di pago. Bao di esaki ta in-
clui cualquier habitante di San Nico-
las, Lago Heights, of di Colonia. Es-
nan ariba e list aki ta di acuerdo di
duna sanger nu cualquier moment cu
rian por worde yami, cu un pago di
FIs. 50.- pa cada transfusion.
Manera a word mencioni den e il-
timo yamamentonan, dunamento di
sanger no ta worde haci awor. Sin
embargo, ta necesario pa esnan cu ta
pensa di duna sanger somete na un
prueba, pa por determine di antema-
no ki clasa di sanger nan tin. E
pruela aki por worde haci na Labo-
ratorio di Hospitaal ariba cualquier
dia di siman entire 2 i 4 or di atardi.
Francisco de Cuba
Acid & Edel.
Bldg. & Maint.
Bldg. & Maint.
Masons & Ins.
Masons & Ins.
AUGUST 27, 1943
San Nicolas Juniors
Esso Dining Hall
Labor Camp D.H.
San Nicolas Police
Esso Dining Hall
(This game is under protest)
San Nicolas Police
Labor Camp Dining Hall
Labor Camp Dining Hall
Labor Camp Watchmen
Labor Camp Dining Hall
Aruba Sport Unie Standings.
Played Won Lost Tied Points
Oi' nJe I I I 2 4
San Nic. Juniors 2 1 0 1 3
Unidos 2 1 0 1 :4
Lag Heights I 0 0 2
Vulcania 2 ) t 2 2
Paramount n 1 3 0 0
SInclAdes game of August 22. won I 0 by
San Nicnlas l]uniora.
SDoes not include game of August !5, "rot'-st-
ed by Lag, heights.
i AUGUST 27 1943
Lago All-Stars Take Game and
Cup From Sabaneta Schutters
Piling up the substantial margin of 5
to 2, the Lago All-Stars won their
second meeting with the Sabaneta
Schutters August 7, and took possession
of the cup that was presented by the
Company. Their first game over a
month ago was a tie, with Lago barely
holding on, but Lago was always on top
the second time. The trophy (see cutj
will be presented to the winners at the
sports meet August 31.
The game started slowly, with Saba-
neta scoring first. Soon afterward the
soldiers' fullback stopped with his hands
a Lago forward's shot to the goal, and
Angel Chirino made the penalty kick
good, to tie the score 1 1 at half time.
In the second half "Chummy" Quandt
made it 2 1 for Lago, then Damien
Tromp, with a spectacular kick from
near the center of the halfback line,
made it 3 1. Chirino scored again,
with a shot passed by Jose Paulino at
left wing, the ball barely escaping the
goalkeeper. Romulo Franken scored one
for the soldiers to make it 4 -- 2, but
in the last few minutes Hans Nahar,
playing right wing, moved into center
and scored the fifth goal.
Angel Chirino and Otilio Paulina
starred for Lago (though the whole
team "clicked" well) and Pablo Steenbar
and Romulo Franken were outstanding
for the soldiers.
Cu un bon score di 5 pa 2, e oncena
di Lago All-Stars a sali victorioso, hun-
gando pa di segunda bez contra e equi-
po di Schutternan di Sabaneta arba 7
di Augustus, ganando e copa cu a wor-
de present door di Compania. Nan pro-
me wega luna pasa a sali tabla, pero e
biaha aki Lago a gana bon gana. E tro-
feo (mira e portret) lo worde presenter
na e ganador durante e torneo di Sport
dia 31 di Augustus.
Sabaneta a hinca e promA goal, pero
poco despues e fullback di Camp a stop
cu su man e bala, tirA ariba goal pa un
voorwaarts di Lago, haciendo penalty eu
a worde tira pa Angel Chirino cu bon
efecto, tablando e wega cu 1 1 na
Den e segundo mitar Chomi Quant a
haci e score 2 1 na favor di Lago,
despues Damian Tromp, pa un schop
formidabel fo'i casi e centro di line di
halfback a haci'4 3 1. Chirino atrobe
a hinca un goal, despues di un bon com-
binacion den line di voorwaartsnan.
mientras e bala a scapa for di e keeper
pa un wowo di hanguwa. Romulo Fran-
ken a hinca un pa e Schutternan, hacien-
do 6 4 pa 2, pero den e filtimo momen-
Lago Olympiad-August 31
Inter-Club Events (Each club represent-
ed by not more than four members)
100-yard flat race 220-yard flat race
440-yard relay race 880-yard flat race
Mile flat race High jump
Broad jump Obstacle race
Inter-School Events (Teams of four
boys under 17 years)
100-yard flat race 1/4 mile bicycle race
For Lago Employees Only
75-yard flat race (apprentices)
100-yard flat race Throwing the ball
440-yard inter-platoon relay race
100-yard flat race
Shot put 1/ mile bicycle race
Needle and Thread race
Egg and Spoon race
(The last two for girls under 17)
Light Oils Operators
Instrument No. 2
WON LOST Pet.
12 3 800
9 6 600
7 5 583
8 7 533
8 7 533
8 7 533
7 8 467
7 8 467
6 9 400
0 12 000
Light Oils Office
Pressure Stills Office
Laboratory No. 1
Instrument No. 1
WON LOST Pet.
M. & C. Office
tonan di wega Hans Nahar, cu ta hunga
rechtsbuiten a hala bai centro i a hinca
di cinco goal.
Estrellanan pa Lago tawata Angel
Chirino i Otulio Paulino (aunque tur e
equipo a hunga bon), i Pablo Steenbar
i Romulo Franken tawata sobresaliente
WON LOST Pet.
OLIMPIADA Continud di pag. I
especial pa empleadonan di Lago, e club-
nan deportivo di e isla, schoolnan, i
Schutternan lo ta huntu pa di prom6
Metidanan ta worde tuma door di Co-
mite, di moda cu lo tin periodonan di
descanso entire weganan di club, siendo
cu cada club ta consist solamente di
cuatro homber. Varios weganan lo tu-
ma lu-ar tus es tempo na diferente par-
ti di e veld. E program ta cuminza pa
1:00 P.M. i ta worde spera di dura e
mayor parti di e atardi.
Prijsnan a worde duna door di cas-
nan di comercio local i door di Compa-
nia. Na e tempo cu nan lo worde presen-
ta na e participantenan cu a sali victo-
rioso, e onceni di futbol di Lago All-
Star lo ricibi e copa cu nan a gana,
derrotando Schutternan dia 7 di Augus-
Un atardi complete ta planes, i hopi
hende ta worde spera.
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
Questions and Answers
Q. What is the name of the new Safety
A. "The Safety Sweepstakes".
Q. Who is eligible to be in it?
A. Every employee in the plant partici-
Q. Do departments compete against
A. No, each department competes only
against its own safety record of the
past five years.
Q. What are the prizes?
A. Half-tickets in the Bond Fortuna
(Curagao Lottery) will be prizes in
the monthly contests. At the end of
1943, the grand prizes will be whole
tickets, distributed on exactly the
same basis as the monthly prizes.
Q. How does a department win the
A. At the end of each month starting in
August, each department's safety
record for that month will be com-
pared against its five-year record. To
win tickets, a department must
improve its past safety record. (De-
partments with perfect records must
keep them perfect to win). The
number of tickets won depends on
how great a safety improvement is
made. For example, a group having
105 employees which improves its ac-
cident record 50 per cent in August
would receive three half-ticket prizes.
Q. Who in the department gets the
A. This will be decided by chance. All
payroll numbers of the department
will be placed in a container, and the
men whose numbers are drawn will
receive the tickets.
Q. How soon after the end of 'each
month will this be done?
A. No definite date can be set, but it
will be as soon as the safety records
for all departments can be calculat-
ed, and the necessary number of
Q. Does Safety pay dividends?
A. YES it pays dividends in health
all the time, and during the Safety
Sweepstakes it will pay dividends in
M. B. E.
Cont. from page 1
torpedo hit. The ship, loaded with pig
iron, sank very rapidly, but not before
a second torpedo struck, smashing one
of the lifeboats and killing an officer
and several of the crew. Three lifeboats
left the scene, one with the Captain,
First Officer, and seamen, a second with
seamen only, and the third with
Atkinson and 20 other men.
His boatload, which soon became se-
"HEY MA! TELL GSANDPAW AVO tS TO
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parated from the others, included only
one A.B. seaman the rest were gun-
crew members, firemen, and two stew-
ards. Soon after the start of their 15-
day voyage to land, the boat was nearly
capsized by a gun-crew man unfamiliar
with steering. After that Atkinson and
the A.B. took alternate watches, a
strain that told heavily on them.
For water each man got two ounces
morning and night (about equal to one-
quarter of an inch in a drinking glass).
By a freak of bad fortune they ruined
part of their water: during a storm one
night they gratefully caught rain in
their sail, dumping it into one of the
water containers. Daylight showed them
that the water had been contaminated by
the brilliant red dye of the sailcloth!
One man persisted in drinking Emall
quantities of sea water, and could not
be stopped. He died of the effects five
days after they landed, the only one of
the 21 who did not survive the ex-
They reached the African coast at a
point where a landing looked easy, but
hidden rocks broke up the boat several
hundred yards out, and many of the
men were injured before they reached
It was a barren and uninhabited re-
gion, but they fanned out and eventually
found civilization; finally they got to
Cape Town, where many other ship
survivors were awaiting return to
England. Atkinson learned later that
the Captain's boat had been picked up,
but he has never heard whether or not
the boatload of seamen was found.
Atkinson, who is 20 years old, has
been at sea since he was 14. Like the
tremendous majority of those men who
have survived the attacks of Nazi sub-
marines, he goes on with the sea.
PREG. I CONT.
Continue di Pag. 3
Pa por gana bijetchi, un depart.
mento mester mehorA su fltimo re-
cord di seguridad. (Departamento-
nan cu recordnan perfect mester te-
ne nan perfect pa por gana). E
cantidad di bijetchinan cu por wor-
de ganh ta depend di con grand e
progress haci den e seguridad ta.
Por ehemplo, un departamento con-
sistiendo di 105 empleado cu ta haci
un progress di 50% den su record
contra accident, durante Augustus,
lo ricibi un premio di tres mitar-bi-
P. Kendenan den e departamento lo ri-
cibi e bijetchinan?
C. Esaki lo word dicidi door di suerte.
Tur numbernan di payroll lo worde
poni huntu, i e hendenan cu nan
number a sali lo ricibi e bijetchinan.
P. Cuanto tempo despues di e fin di ca-
da luna esaki lo word haci?
C. Ningun fecha difinitiva por worde po-
ni, pero esaki lo socede tan pronto cu
e recordnan di seguridad pa tur de-
partamentonan por worde calculi, i
e cantidad necesaria di bijetchinan
P. Seguridad ta paga dividend?
C. SI e ta paga dividend, conservan-
do bo salud tur ora i durante e Safe-
ty Sweepstakes e lo paga dividend
na placa tambe.
Announced as the NEWS goes to press
are the officials who will manage the
Lago Olympiad to be held at the Sport
Park August 31. Those doing the work
Judges: N. Kock, J. Arrindell, H. Nas-
sy, A. Leon, and H. Ollivierre.
Starter: Lt. E. E. de Jong.
Track Officials: A. Bunyan, M. Quandt,
G. King, R. Cade, and D. dePalm.
Timekeepers: G. Lawrence and A. Pe-
Announcer: V. Pellicier (English, Pa-
piamento, and Dutch will be used on the
Prize Recorders: R. Jailal and B. Chand.
Prizes: M. Trott and R. H. Paul.
Ushers: J. Maduro, E. Ollivierre, D.
Tromp, G. Leverock, and C. Odor.
DO YOU KNOW?
That tires wear out twice as fast at
40 as at 20 miles per hour?
DO YOU KNOW?
That, for longer life, tire manufactu-
rers recommend an air pressure of 30 to
34 pounds rather than 28 to 30 pounds?
(The 28-30 means easier riding, but the
30-34 means longer riding).
ARUBA ESSO NEWS
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