Cafeteria Moves Into Larger Quarters
With the moving of the cafetería to its new location on the second floor, it has been a
long step from the time that employees could purchase only sandwiches and hot cofïee to the
present modern lunchroom with up-to-date equipment to serve a variety of foods. The new
cafetería occupies a space eighty-four by thirty-six feet, and has tables covered with
tempered masonite with a white baked enamel finish, and benches to seat two hundred people.
Additional equipment which has been purchased includes another steam table, dish-washer, and walk-in
cooler. With the hiring of extra help, these facilities will allow a serving of an increased variety
of foods. Leigh Thomas, operator of the cafeteria, emphasized that if the employees will abide by
the hours which have been designated, he will be able to give better service. The lunchroom will
open at six o'clock in the morning, and everyone is expected to be out by eight o'clock. It will
open again at nine twenty-five for morning rest period, and remain open until ten-thirty. The lunch
hour starts at eleven-thirty, and the cafetería is expected to be cleared by one o'clock. For
the afternoon rest period refreshments may be bought from two twenty-five to three-thirty, and the
dinner hour will be from four forty-five to six-thirty. Mr. Thomas stated that due to the daily
increasing food shortage, employees should realize that many items will be unobtainable; however, he
will do his best to secure as much and as great a variety of food as possible.
"juke Box Saturday Night"
The Argus Recreation Club sponsored a party at Schwaben Hall, Saturday, February 20th, for club
members and their guests. Dancing was furnished by the best hands in the country - "Harry
James, Tommy Dorsey," and many more, in the capacity of a juke box, as the committee was unable
to secure a band of any kind under $130.00, which they thought a little high. But dancing proved to
be secondary to the activities going on in the bar room, where cards were furnished for those that
wished to play, beer for those that were thirsty and, according to "Lee" Thomas, everyone
was hungry. We wish to offer sincere thanks to "Joe" Lee Thomas, Mr. Hartman and his men
for their help in making it a very pleasant evening.
Argus Mixed Doubles Champ Tournament
The mixed doubles tournaments have been such a success this winter that we have decided to have a
final tournament to decide who the champions are for the season. The entry fee will be $1.50 per
person, 66 cents for prize money and 84 cents for bowling. Entries must be in by April 4. The
tournament will be held April 11 at the Twentieth Century i leys. If there are enough entries, there
will be two shifts, one at seven and one at nine o'clock.
Averages will be taken from Maren 26, if you have one. If you have no average, girls will be
given 100 and boys 125. Everyone will receive 100% handicap with 200 as scratch. Anyone can enter.
We will help you get a partner if you can't find one. The champions will receive a trophy, to be
held on display here in the factory and also a medal to keep for their own. Let's all get into this
and have some fun. The more entries we have, the more prize money there will be. We will have entry
blanks for you to flll out in the near future. Money must be turned in with the entry blank.
Hero And Production Soldier
Cafeteria Moves Into New Quarters
War Heroes Make Tour Of Plant
During the last month we were honored by various visits of representatives of the armed forces of
the United States. The first group included Chief Petty Officer Noland, one of the héroes of
the sinking of the U. S. aircraft carrier Yorktown. Nolan, whose rank is chief gunner's mate, was in
charge of one of the anti-aircraft guns and on the first vicious attack by the Japanese dive bombers
was one of the two remaining men of his craft left to fire the gun. In spite of wounds and the death
of his comrades, he fought the gun until the order, "Abandon Ship," relieved him from
duty. He spoke in admiration over the public address system to the employees of International,
thanking them for their part in the production of those vital instruments, "the eyes of the
Navy," and called for continued aid to complete the destruction of our enemies and accelerated
production to shorten the day when ultimate victory would bring peace. Decorated by his government,
he was proud too of the badges of honor that are worn by all Ann Arbor citizens who are contributing
their share. The second group were representatives of the services, including men from the Army, the
Navy, the Tank Corps, the Air Corps and the Ordnance división. Their visit to Ann Arbor was a
salute to the city for its production - a salute from outstanding fighting men to outstanding
production soldiers - a bond of victory. The names of these men are: Sgt. John Bartek, the engineer
on the same plañe that carried Eddie Rickenbacker and came down in the Pacific. The crew were
adrift in the three rubber boats for 22 days before being rescued and suffered from privation and
exposure. Sgt. Tony Traczyk, an American tank driver, whose duty called him to Egypt as an
instructor to the British in the use of the American tank and who stayed to demónstrate their
quality in combat, turning back an enemy attack by larger
forces. He was bombed in that battle. Petty Officer Charles Albert Verant, gunner's mate, third
class, was assigned to the gun crew of a merchant ship and drifted for seventeen days on a raft in
the South Atlantic after his vessel was torpedoed. Petty Officer Robert Brunner, a boatman's mate,
second class, of the United States Coast Guard, was bombed at the evacuation of women from Singapore
during that city's last days and was wounded during the invasión of French North
África. The third group of visitors was a detachment of a corporal and six men from the Army
Ordnance. They were dressed in the battle dress of active troops in the field, and visited Argus to
learn at first hand how their instruments are made. These fire instruments, made by skilled Ann
Arbor workers, will acquire new values in the hands of these specialists from this visit. The
contact will also be valuable to ourselves - seeing and visiting with the specialists who are
trained to use the things we make.
Argus Eyes For Victory!
This paper is an employees' publication. lts aims are: 1. To present news of individuals
throughout the two plants. 2. To keep former employees now in the service informed as to what is
going on at International Industries. 3. To present up-to-date information on all problems vital to
employees which the war has brought about. 4. To give all employees an opportunity to express
themselves. No items will be used which will tend to ridicule or embarrass anyone. Humor and
good-natured fun, however, are always acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editors. . .Maurice Doll, Jeanne
Crandell Sports Editor Harold Peterson Photographer Richard Bills Circulation Manager Naomi Knight
For the Argus Club Verne Heek Chief Contributors: Laura Egeler Sophia Franczyk
Argus Club Election To Be Held On April First
The terms of office of the present officers and department representatives of the Argus
Recreation Club expire on March 30th and the annual election of the club will be held on April lst.
On that day two or more representatives will be selected from each department and these in turn will
vote for a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Committees will also be appointed to
handle the activities of the club. One person will be given the duty of ordering flowers to be sent
to all employees that are off work for more than three days because of illness or to wives of
employees in case of a new arrival in the family. Funeral sprays will be sent in case of death in
the immediate family of an employee, such as father, wife, husband or child. Reports of illness or
death are to be given to a department representative. Define Duiies A sports committee and another
in charge of entertainment will also be appointed to hold office for one year. The fervicemen's
committee, to serve for the duration, will have charge of ordering all names for the honor rolls and
see that they are put up in both buildings. This committee will also see that "Argus Eyes"
is mailed to all former employees that are in service. The postage for this mailing will be paid for
by the club upon receipt of an invoice from the company. It was also decided that any gifts, such as
candy or cigarettes, sent in the future must be voted on by the officers and representatives at a
regular meeting. The club paper, "Argus Eyes for Victory," although controlled by the
club, has so far proved itself able to stand on its own feet. lts staff consists of an editor,
co-editor, sports reporter, circulation manager and department reporters. These are the department
representatives and it is up to them to secure all available items from the departments and turn it
in to the editor. The sports reporter is expected to attend all
letic events. The circulation manager takes care of getting the paper into the plant,
distributing it to the employees and sending enough to the service committee to take care of its
mailing list. One member of the club completes the staff of the paper. It was decided that the
staft' of the paper would be permanent, unless a member leaves the company or proves
Now we're all needed to run machines. We come to work in denim jeans And not for pomp or dressing
show, For someone's got to work, you know, To make the things to win this year, That brings us peace
for evermore. So work, but have a little fun, To make those ten hours seem like one. That music
helps - both sweet and hot - i It lightens loads that weigh a lot; So keep on pitching, kids - its
grand To know we got the needed sand To lick those Japs and start the rout And turn this world
around about. Go back to making things we need, Like shoe and tires and cars, indeed, But don't just
stand or sit and talk About your neighbor, please don't squawk About the little things each day. It
might be Joe or Jean or Kay. It doesn't matter much the name, We've lots at stake - we're all the
same For some day when that peace is won; And God's own will on earth be done, We'll picnic,
joyride, maybe woo, But dogpatch style will never do, For goofy things just never last. We'll bury
all them with our past; So in the ring toss your old hats, The game is on - so go to bat. To judge
wisely, I suppose we must know how things appear to the unwise. There are flve "I's" in
individualistic. There is only one "I" in unity and there "U" comes ahead of
"I." - Machinery Review.
Distinguished Service Men Visit Argus
"argy" Introduces "argy's" Column
The wise ones say: when you write an introduction, do it as you would a telegram you have to pay
for yourself . . . with no honeysuckle between the lines, skin the meringue off the lemon pie. . . .
Take the moonlight out of the Sonata and then throw the Sonata away, make it Timely Speedy Vital
Brief and Lively So I'm on my way. This column will be no Editorial Blueprint to limit the
imagination. "THE SKY'S THE LIMIT" We want to stop the reader on the run, record the
things he is thinking about, speak the language he is speaking and answer (if we can) the questions
he is asking. We want to analyze the facts squarely but always on the upbeat. Other columns will
keep us posted with the Transitions, Births, Engagements, Marriages and Deaths . . . and Sports,
Music, Books and absent friends. We hear also of a column to answer the age oíd problems of
the love-lorn and the cures for Romance - which like all humanities are painful, unless we think of
the fun we've had. We are flghting a War and thinking of Peace. . . . Will our experiences today
help us tomorrow? We must analyze the present, compare it with the past. WHAT WAS ARGUS FIVE YEARS
AGO? This question points to others - What will Argus be after the War? What will happen to me? What
will happen to my job? Am I better or worse for War-wear? These and many others are amongst the
serious questions behind our thinking. Many standards have gone overboard and we are all concerned
with what? - When the War goes overboard. There is no better rostrum for discussion of these
problems than in the columns of our own Newspaper - to give us the opportunity to talk amongst
ourselves, towards a clearer understanding and preparedness for the future. In the meantime- Adolf
may be 200 lbs. of dynamite, but he doesnt have any more between the ears than we have - and
certainly not as much as 130 millions of us! So let's pool the brains and finish the job. All
Communications and questions must be addressed to "Argy," care of the Editorial Staff,
"Argus Eyes for Victory." No ñames will be published and all communications will be
Are We Having Fun!
The kids really had a hilarious time at the recent Huron Hills Toboggan Party given by Hilda and
Ed Burns. Here we have Connie Ganzhorn, Pete McCollum, Katie Bauer, Ginny Smith, Charlie Van Aken,
Ed Burns, But Roberts, Helen Fraser, Ruth Wackenhot, George Bayer and Huida Burns. All but Ginny and
George are employed in Plant 2. After the Toboggan Party, everyone did a litile rug cuiting at
How We Started To The New World
During the first World War, I was in Constantinople, which then was the capital city of Turkey. I
was born and raised there up to the age of twenty. My father was a poultry merchant. Before World
War I my two older brothers had left for the United States, one to study civil engineering and the
other architecture. At that time I was too young to join the Turkish armed f orces. Af ter the
armistice, we received a number of letters from my brothers. in the United States saying that they
had no desire to return to Turkey and asking us to sell everything, even at a sacrifice, and come to
the United States, where we could find a land of freedom, education and opportunity for everyone.
So, because we wanted to be together, we sold our belongings and, with the help of my brothers, we
all came to New York, where we had a family reunión with joyful tears in our eyes to think
that we had reached the United States after all the hardships we had experienced in Turkey. We
stayed in New York three weeks before we moved to Ann Arbor, where my brothers were studying at the
University. We made this city our home and have lived at the same address ever since our arrival.
During our stay in New York we saw many places. Everything was so strange, so different from our
homeland, and the sudden change in language made the old folks speechless. My father, with his rare
sense of humor, used to make the remark that in this country the Turkish language is an antique.
Another remark of his, after finding out that the American people are so polite and sociable, was
that, if they could only understand the language, we could get along wonderfully. The first year in
this country was very hard for us, but after that we began to like it more and more all the time. We
began to catch on to American jokes and soon we found, upon comparison with the Greek and Turkish
jokes, that the American jokes and humor outdistances them all. My other brother, James Eugene, and
I, like many other Greeks, opened a restaurant near the campus, where he was going part-time to
college, studying commercial art. Later he opened a sign shop, where he did considerable work for
International Industries, then known as International Kadette Radio Corporation. When I teil some of
my American friends that I am from Turkey, they think I am a Turk, but that is not true. Most Turks
are Mohammedan and the majority of Greeks are Christian. If you have ever studied Greek history, you
will recall that during the conquest of Alexander the Great a large number of Greeks settled in
Turkey and for a number of centuries the Greeks lived in Turkey, partly in terror and partly in
peace. The Greeks in Turkey are all Turkish subjects. My father used to teil me, "Sonny,
wherever you go and wherever you eat your bread, that is your country, and you must serve it in
peace or wartime." A year after my landing in this country, I applied for my first papers of
citizenship and five years later I became a citizen of this country, where I am now serving my
country in this hour of need in full spirit in one of Uncle Sam's defense shops, 'TIL VICTORY IS
OURS. An aircraft carrier normally carries about 55 typewriters, a quota which lately has been cut
by about half.
Problems Of The Heart
Dear Miss Panzpress: Having no facilities of mind for such a profound problem as my own, I'm
beseeching your aid on grounds of mental distraction. I'm in love with one woman and yet am greatly
attracted by another, thus causing a mental confusión which will not permit me to decide
definitely with which one lies the strongest attraction. Although the woman I love is almost
everything a man could desire, the other is an extremely wealthy widow with, shall we say, an
extremely inviting income, which, explicitly, has no bearing on the case. I beg of you, Miss
Panzpress, in which direction should I move? Signed, Distraught Professor.
Dear Distraught Professor: Naturally, dear sir, I don't doubt your veracity in the least that
money is the furthest f rom your mind in your objection. My advice is not to move in either
direction. If you enter matrimony with the one you say you love, your mind will not be at ease in
regards to the widow. If you marry the widow, attraction soon wears off, and you would, of course,
have no use for her money. Seek elsewhere, my friend. Perhaps you'll find one woman you can love,
and still be attracted by her. If she has a brother, look me upü Lucretia Panzpress. Dear
Lucretia: I've married a man I can't live with or can't live without. Five times I've left him
because of his cruelty and five times I've gone back to him. Three of those times I've had a child.
I can't endure it any longer! What shall I do? Signed, Misery. Dear Madam: Your problem is indeed a
difricult one. Your best bet is hibernation. If you can't live with or without your husband, you
need a rest for your mind. Animáis hibernate, why can't humans? Surely complete relaxation is
far from being a bad decisión. If you can't relax, send the kids to your mother and lay down
and die. You might just as well. Lucretia Panzpress. Foreman "Blondie" Van den Broeck told
one of his assembly girls that she was so slow that she moved like a turtle and inspector Mills was
heard to say, "Yeah, but you can see a turtle move."
Co-op Housees Offer Room And Board
Defense workers are welcome to apply for membership in student cooperative houses. This
membership may be for room only, for board only or for room and board. The rates for board only in,
the men's houses is two to four dollars per week with three and a half to four hours kitchen work
required per week, except in certain houses where adjustment for fewer hours of work may be made. In
the women's houses the rates for board are three dollars and three hours of work per week. The rates
for room and board in the men's houses run from $3.50 to $5.50 per week with six to seven hours work
per week and for room only, the rates are from $2.25 up per week. The cooperatives provide, in
addition to low-cost room and board, the opportunity for democratie group living, fellowship and
recreational and social facilities. The members do all the house and kitchen work themselves and all
members have an equal voice in deciding any issues which may arise in the operation of the house.
Cooperatives do not recognize any difference because of race, color or creed. Women interested
should cali Patricia Cleary at the Alice Palmer Cooperative house, phone 2-2218, and men interested
should cali Leonard Tolmach at the Robert Owen Cooperative house, phone 7211.
Raw Inspection News
We hope Johnny Bandrofchak sees this issue of the Argus Eyes so he will know how much we miss
him. We wish him all the luck in the world at his new job. We miss the tooi box full of handy
gadgets he had on his desk, too. Good luck, John, and come and see us once in a while. A New Baby
Lillian Toney, who used to work in Raw Inspection, had a lovely six-pound baby girl January 21. She
named her j Mary Beth. Team Work During league competition, Eleanor and Dorothy Jacobus had
identical games of 124, 134 and 144. They bowl on the Argus team in the Twentieth Century Ladies'
City League. Boys in the Service Helen Breining's f amily is doing its part in a big way to help win
the war. She has seven nephews, a cousin and a son in the service.
Inspector Mills got a ticket for overtime parking and called his oíd friend, Bill
Hitchingham, of the pólice forcé. "How much will it cost me, Bill?"
"One dollar." "Just an even dollar." "Yeah, no amusement tax on this."
Professor: "Mr. Jones, what is your idea of perfect harmony?" Music Student: "My idea
of harmony, professor, is a freckled face girl, wearing a polka dot dress and leopard skin coat,
leading a giraffe." - Machinery Review.
Happy Birthday, Frank
When I am very lonely And feeling kinda blue, I take out your picture And look at you. You look
at me and smile, And somehow My spirits rise, As I gaze into your heavenly eyes. My thoughts go back
To the day we parted, When I left you all alone. O! How I hated to leave, But duty called me home.
But I am looking forward To the day when we shall meet, And you'll me mine forever, It won't be
long, my sweet. So I'll just go on dreaming These months that we're apart, And when this work is
finished, I'll be back, sweetheart.
Less Milk And Butter
Well-fed Americans eat about 22 pounds of butter a year in normal times, but this year they will
be lucky if they get 12 pounds, R. L. Van Boskirk says in Nation's Business magazine. Butter, not
bottled mille, will take the greater cut when the too-small production of the Nation's dairy herds
is divided up to meet a greatly enlarged appetite, according to the writer. There are several reason
for this. One is political - no government administrator will adopt a policy that might leave
babies' bottles empty. Another is economie - farmers are paid most for milk that is bottled, least
for milk churned into butter. And still another is demand -the Army feeds its men a pint of milk
daily. There won't be enough to go around this year, and if you are a civilian, you'll feel the
effect of the shortage, the writer says.
John Bandrofchak Leaves Argus
After many years of service, John Bandrofchak has left International Industries to take a
position as chief inspector at a plant in Dexter. We wish John all kinds of success on his new job.
Eric Soderholm took over John's job as chief inspector.
These Days Are Over
A Soldier is a nobody, We hear lots of people say. He is an outcast in the world And always in
the way. „We admit there are some bad ones, From the Army and Marines, But y ou will find the
majórity The most worthy ever seen. Most folks condemn the Soldier Who takes a drink or two,
But does the Soldier condemn you When you take a few? Now do not scorn the Soldier But clasp him by
the hand, For he who wears the uniform Means protection for your land. When soldiers go to battle,
You cheer him on his way, You say that they are Héroes When in their graves they lay. So with
these lines I close, sir, And hope they don't offend, But when you meet a Soldier, Just treat him
like your friend.
"Is my face dirty or is it my imagination?" "Well, your face is clean, but I don't
know about your imagination."
"See here, X29- you'll have to get yourself a priority and buy an Argus." - From March
issue of Minicam.
After Hours, I'm Scared
Copy Chief, James Thomas Chirurg. Co. The headlines are bad, and we who have congratulated
ourselves on the magnificent job we have helped Industry to accomplish, wonder how much of the war
materiel Industry has produced was deserted in the north of África, destroyed on the Russian
front, sunk in the Atlantic. How many man-hours of work must be represented there! How much more
Industry will have to produce bef ore we see the end of this! I remember when our town had an air
raid test, and the people stayed out on their porches while the sirens screamed, for it was a mild
evening and the raid was make-believe and those wearing the armbands were only their neighbors. I
remember that so far only 900 firms among our country's many thousands have responded to Donald
Nelson's plea for labor-management committee to Duild up worker enthusiasm. I remember accounts of
workers assuming that "B" stood for "bonus" instead of "Beat the
Promise" and being mighty disappointed. I remember a labor leader assuring the plant manager he
knew how production could be increased - with a pay raise. I remember the lines of cars the other
night trailing back from each of the few gas stations that were open . . . people's annoyance at not
having enough sugar for both cereal and coffee while the warehouses were reportedly buiging . . .
and the flop of the scrap rubber collection drive. And I want now to teil you what all these
impressions of mine add up to: These cocky United States need to get afraid. What we need most to
get our people aroused, our management realistic, our workers fighting mad, is fear - fear of
something pretty awful that is going to happen to us, right here, if we don't do better than we have
been doing. But our government won't let us have fear. Whether because of forthcoming Í
elections or plain stupidity or a desire to have us believe their policies have not been
unsuccessful, we are protected against fear. They laugh off the Aleutians, they hide the facts about
Provincetown, they soft-pedal the casualties everywhere. This government-sponsored false security
must come to an end, regardless of politics, regardless of unhappy mothers, regardless of which kind
of headlines sell more papers. Unfortunately, the complacent and boasting advertising of firms on
war work is no aid to a realistic attitude on this war. Sure, Industry is doing fine. Four thousand
planes a month off the assembly lines, and the Nazis move across a continent with only a handful.
Three bottoms a day from our shipyards, and they may be sinking four. Tons of tanks for the
Russians. Bad days are ahead for us until the Battle of Germany can begin. And that Battle waits for
us. Our people must be made afraid - the people in my neighborhood afraid of the moonlit night,
workers in the plants afraid of slavery, management as afraid of Hitler as it is of Roosevelt.
Instead of congratulatory telegrams from Jimmy Doolittle, let's feed our War Production Drives with
prayers from the Yanks in Jap prison camps. Instead of trick gags about hanging Hitler. and
Hirohito, let's show the workers what kind of a week (and what kind of overtime) they would get from
Adolf. Instead of funny cartoons and cute slogans, let's give them the facts on how near we are to
losing the war. And let's, in our national advertising, drop our rosy confidence, let's talk tough
instead of smug, let's not count a Victory won that's damned close to being lost. Our people won't
panic. America, too, can take it! A dozen times, in Civilian Defense work, I have heard: "It's
an awful thing to say, but if we could get just one bombing somewhere. . . ." What we have most
to fear is not fear itself, but the lack of fear. - Reprinted from Printers' Ink.
"If Ah wins dis hand, Ah leaves for Flahidah tomorrow." "Yes, and does yo' win it
wid dem cards up yo' sleeve, Ah 'm gonna Tampa wid yo' tonite." - Naval Stores Review.
Tourist Photos Aid War
Tourist mementos of peace-time trips abroad, in the form of films, snapshots and postearás
of places and scènes in what are now enemy-occupied countries and enemy lands already have
been of great military value to Allied airmen.
Visitors Inspect Methods
Take time to live. That is what time is for. Killing time is suicide. Take time to work. It is
the pride of success. Take time to be friendly. It is the road to happiness. Take time to dream. It
is hitching your wagon to a star. Take time to look around. It is too short a day to be selflsh.
Take time to laugh. It is the music of the soul,
Take time to play with children. It is the joy of joys. Take time to be courteous. It is the mark
of a gentleman. Take time to think. It is the source of power. Take time to play. It is the fountain
of wisdom. - Santa Fe Magazine. The homing instinct of pigeons is stiU a mystery.
Will You Pay The Cost Of Production Battles Lost?
And if our Lines should form and break because of things YOU failed to make, The extra tank or
gun or plane, For which we waited all in vain, And the supplies that never came, Will y ou then come
and take the blame? For we, not you, will pay the cost Of battle You, not we, have lost. Parked
goggles can't protect you. Wear them at all times.
Save Manpower For Warpower
Marelyn And Jerry
Tuck Up Hair, Women Advised
Wear safety caps when the job requires it, the United States Women's Bureau advises women war
workers. Hair should be fully tucked under the i cap, and so avoid scalping and other injuries as
well as pain, costly medical care, permanent disfigurement. This advice to women in war plants is
given by Mary Anderson, Director of The Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor, in a
recent bulletin, the ninth in a series of pamphlets on standards for employment of women in war
industries. It offers the following suggestion: The feminine hairdo and macnmery are a bad
combination, if stray curls or wisps of hair are caught in movmg parts. For machine operators the
uncovered head should be taboo, also the popular bandana ■ and turban as their loóse ends
may catch in the machine.
The "Parley Voo" song of this war is a ditty called "Hoity Gertie From
Bizerte." The lyrics, our African scout reports, are just as ribald and numerous as were those
of the famous "Mademoiselle" of the first A. E. F.
First of the month bilis descend like due-drops. Life is described by a scientist as the
metabolic activity of photoplasm. It often seems worse than that on a Monday morning. - Rays of
Daughter: "Yes, I've graduated, but now I must inform myself in psychology, philology, bibli
- " Practical Mother: "Stop! I have arranged for you a thorough course in roastology,
bakeology, stitchology, darnology, patchology, and general domestic hustleology."
The Way I Would State It
"Take a pound of carefulness and a pound of thought and mix thoroughly in your mind and you
have the formula that will prevent many senseless accidents."
Bob: "I can speak any language except Greek." Bill: "I bet you can't speak
Spanish." Bob: "I know it. That's Greek to me.:'
Eddie Girvan Feted On Birthday
When Eddie Girvan walked into optical assembly on Maren 4th about 2:30, he had a big surprise
staring him right in the face. There on his desk was a beautiful large three-layer birthday cake
with greetings on it that read, "Happy Birthday, Eddie," and there was also the number
thirty-two. As any ol' Scotchman would say, "Aye, thir-r-rty two year-r-r's old it 'tis, thut I
yum!" He received a very nice gift from the gang. The best part came when Clyde Logan, Chet
Wisner and Irv Domzal walked in with that mischievous look in their eyes. All of a sudden the men
flew at Eddie, down over someone's knees he was put and then "Wham!" down carne a good
thick piece of lumber on his ! Poor Eddie got up looking like the banty rooster that didn't win the
fight. After all, look at whom he had to struggle with. And now, lick your chops, 'cause here's
where the luscious part comes in. With knife in one hand and plate in the other hand, Eddie took to
the cake, while some of the girls passed refreshments. We join Eddie Girvan's many friends in
wishing him many friends in wishing him many happy returns and a lot more happy birthdays.
Eddie's Birthday Party
Card Of Thanks
Eddie Girvan would like to thank those who made his birthday one of the happiest he ever had.
Mildred Pfitzenmaier, Saline, became the bride of Clifford Olson during ceremonies at St. Paul's
Evangelical church in Saline at 7:30 P. M., February 5th. Rev. C. H. Wittbracht, pastor of St.
Paul's church, read the service. Mrs. Lucille Henderson played the wedding music. The bride, given
in marriage by her father, wore a white satín gown with a long, full skirt and train,
three-quarters length sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a
beaded tiara and she carried a white prayer book with a white orchid and white streamers. Mrs.
Caroline Quam, Ann Arbor, served as matron of honor, as Mrs. Raymand Buss, Ann Arbor, and Mrs.
Norman Pfitzenmaier, Saline, were bridesmaids. Norman Pfitzenmaier, Saline, the bride's brother,
acted as best man. Sidney Olson and Raymond Buss of Ann Arbor were ushers. A reception followed the
A Vision In The Rain
When the rain drops beat heavily Against my window pane, I start dreaming of someone I met in the
rain. Her eyes were midnight blue, But her face was very pale. Somehow she looked so helpless,
Standing there so small and frail. I asked if I could assist her, She smiled as if in pain, She
thanked me very politely And started on in the rain. I never did find her, I didn't even learn her
name, But ril still go on dreaming Of someone I met in the rain.
The mighty ones have taken a tumble! After leading the league since the opening of the season,
and never having their lead cut to less than ten games, the Lens Tool Room team has found the going
rather tough and have dropped ten of their last twelve games. The rather safe lead that the
toolmakers have enjoyed has now been cut to a rather shaky four game margin over the persistent
veteran Office No. 1 team. The Machine Shop No. 2 five started the leaders on their slide. The
machine shoppers took three of the four games, and only the clutch bowling of Norm Hartman kept the
top team from a whitewashing. For the machine ship it was "Keiler" Howe and Russ Conley
who applied most of the pressure. The following week the Lens Tool Room tangled with the Paint Shop.
This team had been waiting for this since the first round to avenge the defeats sufïered in
their fiirst meeting. This time the results were reversed, and the leading team was forced to accept
three not-toowelcome defeats. Smarting from these two successive set-backs the pace-setters were
confident of getting back in stride the following week when they bowled the toolmakers of Plant 1.
But "Little Joe" Lyons, "Big Bill" Zoellner, and company showed little regard
for their opponents and took all four games. This was the first time the entire year that the
leaders had to accept a zero in the win column for their evening's efforts. Big Bill was definitely
on his game, and ! it was his bowling that was the main factor in the clean sweep. In the first game
Bill posted a 210 game which provided the margin of victory. Bill coasted in the second game while
the other members of his team were counting j enough pins to give them that game. Inj the final
game, Zoellner again came back to check in with a nice 195 total, and this was just enough to give
his team that game and the four points. Hats off to the "Giant Killers." The slump of the
leaders has given encouragement to all of the other teams, and now there are quite a few teams that
must be considered in the fight for the championship. The Office No. 1 team in second place and
trailing by only four games feel quite sure that they are going to repeat their performance of last
year and again capture the championship. But look out for the Wildcats! With "Lefty"
Kendrovics setting the pace the Cats have been clawing all opponents, and they are all set to go in
the stretch drive. The "wrongarmer" has had no series under 550 in the past eight weeks,
and getting commendable help from the other members of his team have moved into third place. The
Paint Shop and the International Inspection teams must not be counted out of the race either. Both
of these teams are made up of veteran bowlers who really get tough in the last part of the season.
It should be a swell race from here on in. The standings of the teams with their wins and losses at
this date are: BOWLING STANDINGS Won Lost Lens 66 34 Office No. 1 62 38 Inspection 58 42 Bendix
Wildcats 57 43 Prism 57 43 Lens Office 56 44 Cost Accounting 55 45 Paint 55 45 Machine No. 2 52 48
Office No. 2 51 49 Lens Blocking 51 49 Tool Room 51 49 Lens Machine 45 55 Mat. Control 43 57 Army 42
58 Stock Room 34 66 Maintenance 33 67 Machine No. 1 32 68
The Argus basketball team has come through again this year and has captured the crown in the Red
División of the City League. The Argus five went through their entire schedule of nine games
and were forced to accept defeat only once. This loss was to the Northside Club, but in the second
meeting between these two the Northsiders were on the short end of a rather decisive score. The
American Broach team afforded our boys with their strongest competition and with two games to be
I played were tied with our team for the lead. Meeting in a crucial game and each needing a win
to stay in the race for the championship, Argus and Broach put on a real exhibition of basketball.
Each team was at full strength and perhaps played its best games of the year. Coach Harding had his
players up for this game and they went out and ran up 41 points, which was 9 more than the Broach
five . could count. "Slugger" Sinelli had his biggest night of the year and parted the
meshes for seventeen points. He was given strong support from the other starters and each Argus
player counted in the scoring of points. The Argus team still needed a win over the Demolay team to
cinch the championship, just a bit on the over-confident side and almost had it cost them the
disputed championship, but in the final quarter the class of the Argus team showed and they were
able to maintain a three-point advantage until the final whistle. In this contest it was one of the
new recruits who proved his worth under fire. B. Huffman counted thirteen big points and really
played himsel a swell ball game. The play-offs between the Blue and the Red divisions will decide
the City Championship. The two teams in the Blue división who have earned the right to enter
the championship games are The Ann Arbor Agency and the Dnubar Club. The Red división will be
represented by our Argus team and the American Broach. The Agency team has had the piek of the best
talent in Ann Arbor, and are the definite favorites. But regardless of the results in these final
games, the Argus team has done a good job and deserves a lot of credit for the brand of ball that
they have played this year. Congratulations to Coach Harding and all of his players. The members of
the winning shop team for this year are: Jimmie Devlin, Kelly Goss, Mike Sinelli, Dick Richards,
Bill Huffman, Norm Tweed, Creg Letsis, Duke Bertoni and Glenn Harrie.
Ladies' Bowling League News
When you read this, our ladies' bowling league will be a thing of the past, with pleasant
memories of a lot of fun and competition. Inspection nosed into first place a few weeks ago and hope
to stay there with one more night to bowl. Purchasing is just two games behind and can easily take
champ position if they can take three games and Inspection lose three. Paint Shop dropped to third
place, and Engineering gave up fourth place to the Camera team. The other five team are very close
and are still in there pitching. In the next issue of the paper we will have the finals of a swell
Ladies' City Tournament
Six teams from our ladies' bowling league have entered the city tournament, starting March 13. I
wish them all the luck in the world and hope they all place for prizes. Laura Egeler. Ethel and
Larry Jones took first place money, which was $6.00, and Jule Eder also gave them a dollar.
Our final USO mixed doubles tournament was held February 28th at the Twentieth Century Alleys
with sixteen couples taking part. They had a nice total of 1362 pins. Ethel bowled 185 her first
game and received a handicap of 85 pins, making her game 270. The other prize winners were as folio
ws: 2nd place, Laura and Rube Egeler with 1291 - $5.00; 3rd place, Verald and Curt Adams with 1270-
$4.00; 4th place, Opal and Gordon Stevens with 1251 - $3.00; 5th place, Doris and Joe Lyons with
1246 - $2.00; 6th place, Ori Wetherbee and Mr. Schlenker with 1236- $1.12. We want to thank everyone
who took part in these Bowlers' Victory Legión tournaments. You have shown the real American
spirit with your fine contributions to a worthy cause. Laura and Rube Egeler.
The rivalry between Plant No. 1 and Plant No. 2 has flnally been settled by a hot match game held
at the Twentieth Century Alleys on Sunday evening, March 7th. The dark horse on Plant No. 1 team,
John Kendrovics, pulled through with a total of 594 to beat his rival, Rumsey, who had 564.
Regardless of the fact that Rube Egeler threw two gutter balls on spares, Plant No. 1 was a little
too good to beat. I think the boys from Plant No. 2 were beat before they started. They must have
been worrying about the five dollars each of them lost besides paying for all the lines. That should
be a mere drop in the bucket to them. I have seen some of the nice checks they get, at Lee's cash
register. They know now who the best team is, as they do not want a return match. It was all in fun,
anyway, and we spectators hope to see anothër such match game soon. Here are the scores:
Plañí No. 2 Total Letsis 154 163 148 465 Lingel 116 133 132 381 Boyle 174 167 149 490
Rymsey 179 166 221 561 Hartman 151 193 116 460 769 822 766 2357 Plañí No. I
Toíal Schlenker 129 195 153 477 Egeler 151 139 163 453 Peterson 191 134 167 492 Kendrovics
....189 201 204 594 Kuehn 182 149 154 485 842 818 841 2501
Optical Assembly Gossip
What's this we hear about "Babe" Peterson bowling a "596" series? Say, Babe,
you must have a muscle like Popeye. That's good work. Keep it up! Who's the gal that's so afraid to
take a chance? She only missed out on a $13.00 jackpot. Oh, well, "live and learn," don't
we all! The only successful substitute for brains is silence.
Perils Of An Editor's Life
MODERN MACHINE SHOP Februory, 1943
In Marine Paratroops
Strictly For The Girls!
Dedicated to all women in service on the war production front is a new nail polish shade, On
Duty. It's a clean, light color especially designed for on duty wear, the woman at work who wants
her hands looking smart and "ready to go." On Duty is a pastel rose, just off natural when
a single coat is used. In two coats it's soft rosepastel. lts special feature is quicker drying
time, a blessing on the busy-handed.
Fickle ds ever - during the day we have our minds rigidly on our jobs, completely unconscious of
ourselves. During the evening we revert to the eternal feminine with our minds on the impression we
make. By day, we tie up our manes, step into slacks and sandds. By night, we fluff out our curls,
don heels and a gay, pretty dress - a truly jeminine dress the boys1 adore. Just the sort of bright,
light print, freshly frilled crepé or low-throated pastel that the New York designers are
creating in droves for today's dual-souled women.
Because a survey shows that some women don't know where to start looking for war jobs, y ou can
be a Victory Scout and teil them. Make it your business to teil them how. Make it your business to
teil at least one of your friends (fair sex, of course) that she can find war work through her local
United States Employment Service office.
# PULL 'EM DOWN Guess what has been found to be one of the easiest ways of saving fuel, a way
discovered by brainy scientists working in modern scientific laboratories! That there is a 10%
saving when you pull down the window shades in a house during the sixteen hours front winer's dusk
to daylight. Think of it, this simple little trick may make the difference between shivering and
No meat left by the time you get to the butcher? Then try this tasty cheese quickie that is
crammed with nourishment. It's a meatless headliner, that will warrant many a repeat performance.
Start the meal with a fruit juice. Serve beets or carrots, or both, and colé slaw with the
Tomato Cheese-It. Finish off with an open-top fruit pie. TOMATO CHEESE-IT y2 pound American cheese
finely chopped lA teaspoon salt I can condensed tomato soup !4 teaspoon dry mustard dash of pepper
Put all ingredients in top of double-boiler and cook over gently boiling water until cheese is
melted, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, cook either macaroni, spaghetti, noodles or rice, or
make toast, on which to serve the Tomato Cheese-It. # KNOW YOUR ALPHABET? WOW - Woman Ordnance
Worker WAFS - Women's Auxiliary FerryWAAC -Women's Auxiliary Army ing sluadron Corps SP ARS - Semper
Paratus, Always . TT„„ TTT A . , , , Tr , Ready (Coast Guard motto) WA VES - Women
Appomted for J untary Emergency Service And now comes word that the stalwart Marines have bowed to
If you're too tired at the end of a long week's work to stage a big get-together, then arrange
with your friends for a progressive dinner party so that everyone can chip in with a little work and
cash in on a lot of fun. Here's how to do it: arrange a four-course menu with them and plan on
having each course at a different house. If they end up at your place for dessert, they can stay for
an evening of bridge or gin-rummy and dancing.
"I'm getting so I like that guy less and less." "Why?" "He's the kind of
guy who, when he pours you a drink and you teil him to stop, stops."
"What! Ten points for that? I'll toss you doublé or nothing!"
1776 And 1943
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunsine patriot will,
in this crisis, shrink f rom the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like heil, is not easily conquered; y et we have this
consolation with us - that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too
cheap we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that give everything its value. Heaven knows how to
put a proper price on its goods, and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as
FREEDOM should not be highly rated." - The Crisis, 1776, by Torn Paine. Attu Island in the
Aleutians, now occupied by the Japs, is one of the rainiest spots on earth. Humidity averages 90%;
there are over 250 rainy days a year, and sometimes only 8 days a year are wholly clear.
We Think We Have Troubles
Vír. Headquarters J. S. Army Dear Mr. Headquarters: My husband was induced into the surace
long months ago and I ain't reeived no pay from him sense he was gone. Please send me my elopement
ar I lave four months baby and he is my only support and I need it every day ;o buy food and keep us
enclosed. I am a poor woman and both sides of my parents are very oíd and I can't uspect
anything from them as my mother has been in bed for thirteen years with one doctor and she won't
ïave another. My husband is in charge of the spitoon. Do I get more than I am going to get?
Please send me a letter and teil me if my husband made application for a wife and child and please
send me a wife form to fill out. I have already written to Mr. Roosevelt and get no answer and if I
don't hear from you I will write to Uncle Sam about you and him. My husband says he sits in the Y.
M. 2. A. every night with the piano playng in his uniform. Think you can find him there. Very truly,
Mrs. Shay. Taken from the Racial Digest.
1. Meet a friend who is sufïering f rom a cold and refrain from suggesting your 'avorite
remedy? 2. Leave a party as soon as you've :old your host you must go? 3. Mail a letter for somebody
else without glancing at the name and addr ess on the envelope? 4. Buy new shoe laces before the old
ones break, or new garters when you realize the old ones are about worn out? 5. Clean out the attic
without stopping to read old magazines and newspapers? 6. Take the time and patience necessary to
(a) refold a road map, dress pattern, or railroad time table in its original creases, or (b) dry
your hands thorouehlv on one paper towel? 7. Pass an excavation without loitering to watch the steam
shovel at work? 8. Pass a Wet Paint sien without touching the article to see if it's really wet? 9.
Resist the impulse to push the "down" elevator button, even though half a dozen other
people are already waiting for the car? 10. Drop a letter into a mail box without clanking the lid
noisily four or 6ve times?
Jeanne Crandell (Dept. 22, Bendix Stock) to Cadet Harold E. Schoen, Navy Pre-Flight, Iowa City,
Iowa. Esther Schaeffer (Mailing Dept.) is wearing a beautiful diamond given to her by Pvt. William
Phillips, Army Air Corps, better known as just "Bill," formerlv of the Camera dept. Bill
returned home March lst af ter 4 months at Sheppard Field, Texas, with an honorable discharge, so we
wouldn't be surprised if Esther will be changing her name soon. Though Bill left International some
time ago, he is well remembered and liked here. Congratulations to Esther and Bill.
Tells His Story
I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in the early part of 1917. In college I majored in engineering
and language, including English. Late in 1939 I left Europe for the United States, crossing Greece,
Italy and France. I found that the Italians as well as the others, were very much against the war,
for they had no desire to fight the Americans. They had too much admiration for the American way of
living, working and general enjoyment of life. I crossed the Atlantic on a British boat, partly
escorted by their destroyers, partly by Canadian. As a matter of routine, we had daily practice in
taking to lifeboats and in putting on life jackets. At night we had complete blackouts because of
the U-boat menace. We arrived in New York City on a Friday morning, however, with nothing eventful
to record. In New York, the size of the harbor, the truly sky-dominating skyscrapers, the sobering
grandeur of the Statue of Liberty impressed me and I was amazed at the huge crowds of people I saw
everywhere about me and of the neverdiminishing line of traffic, both wholly in contrast to anything
I ever saw anywhere in Europe. American language left me at a loss. I had heard almost none of it
from my English instructors. Only now do I find that I am beginning to find my way through the maze
of it. And how good are you at it? On how many of the following will you take the count? "Turn
out the flickers, on the beam, cooking with gas, my popsickle, cut a rug, peach of a girl, hot tube,
topsy-turvy, bang in and bang out, scoot around the corner, blow out the light, sober as a judge,
okey-dokey, you are a super-duper." "Here comes a friend of mine. He's a human
dynamo." "Really?" "Yes, everything he has on is charged." A good listener
is not only popular I everywhere, but after a while he knows something.
In The Thick Of It
Taking Radio Course
Pvt. Mitchell Hopper sent us the above picture and says that he is taking an eighteen weeks'
course in radio. He says that it's pretty cold in Chicago. Pfc. Everett Teasley writes from North
Carolina and endoses the following, which we believe may be interesting. Mechanics' Twenly-lhird
Psalm Carefulness is my watchword. I shall not want another. It maketh me to remember to check each
point before I put my O. K. on the plane, for otherwise my plane's pilot might crash into green
pistures or dive out of control into still waters. It restoreth my confidence in myself, for I know
that by being careful I am keeping our planes in the air so that we can win the war. I do not feel
with the ignition switch nor do I taxi the plane across the fields just for the thrill of it and
those about me feel no such evil for my wrench and my screwdriver comfort me and I do my work well.
I prepareth the plane for the pilot in front of our enemies. I caress my plane with loving care and
see that each part of it is ingood working order and anointeth its engine with until it has just
enough and its not running over. Surely smooth flying and success will follow, I will follow my
plane wherever it is and by being careful, I will be able to keep it flying forever. A letter was
received from Cpl. Byron Alrich, someplace in England. In "By's" last letter he offered an
English shilling to the flrst person from whom he received a letter and a six pence to the second.
Naomi Kniper received the shilling and Betty Reddemon the six pence. "By" also stated that
he's losing the waist line from hard work, then he confessed that he thought the real reaon was the
miles between him and Lee's lunch counter, but that he'd like to rest his elbows on it right now,
even if there wasn't any pie. A letter was received from Ens. John Strauss, U. S. N. R., in which he
stated that he had received the "Argus Eyes" and enjoyed it very much; also that he'd like
to hear from his old friends here at International.
John also sent the picture on page 6 from a Boston, Mass., paper. He thought the name Bahnmiller
sounded familiar and wondered if he'd even worked here or if any of our employees from Chelsea knew
Corporal John Benzier is in Mississippi attending an airplane mechanics school, taking a
four-months course on cargo planes. He says that he has í'ound a lot of soldiers with Argus
cameras and that they have a lot of praise for l them. Dwight Gerstier sends us a few lines from a
camp in New Jersey. He wants to say helio to everybody, including the boys in the buffing
department. He says that he likes to receive the paper so that he can read what the people at home
All of us here at International wish to offer our most sincere congratulations to Max. He used to
work on the camera line. He received his commission February 17th at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. We wish
him the best of luck and tinued success in his new job, whereever it may be.
Miss Mayzo Klager and Miss Juanita Boyd - direct Communications. Serene, unruffled bythe maze of
voices, cries, plugs, lights and all the Phantas maginia of the modern switchboard. Their job is to
see that you talk to whom you want - when you want - and you do!
Argus Ann Arbor Michigan
I gi f r oin one of Mr. SHJBraB fHPy Be'"'" '""''" ")i Pedersen's
Argus jgJBBgWBgBMi CínSV '■■ TBovíiwWRv D U Y I interest," say s EdJ.
Pedersenof Preston, Minn. ÍN a little over a year, Mr. Pedersen has made nearly a j thousand
pictures with his Argus, and says, in part, "I ... , . TECHNICAL DATA nave no trouble obtarning
good resuits m botn black and white and Kodachrome, thanks to the accuracy C-ameta: =Azni U2 of the
Argus C2 shutter and coupled range finder." His silm,: f'lm A Argus Cintar F 3.5 lens serves
doublé duty, since it is eUyettute: =J.- easily removed from the camera for use on his
enlarger. xmte: I 100 Perhaps your Argus dealer can still show you this =í -2 A Ijdlow satile
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