"after The Day's Work Is Done"
No GAS! No room on the train or the bus! No time for long trips! That doesn't bother us. Here at
Argus after the day of working together on the war job, you'll find the same bunch out playing
together. Our "gang" loves the many natural beauties of this neck of the woods. Here in
Ann Arbor play is always within easy reach of work. Canoeing on the river . . . golfing on one of
the many local courses . . . swimming at the nearby beaches . . . fishing . . . tennis ... all these
are part of our everyday life in the good old summertime.
And part of our Ufe, too, is the memories we share of the many good times we've had together. To
help relieve these good oíd times we focus our Argus cameras on such scènes as this of
a canoe trip down the Huron River. In fact, you'll find every issue of Argus Eyes contains some
pictures taken by the camera-minded members of our Recreation Club. We are glad that we are able to
send our paper on to Argus men and women in the armed services. It's been some time since most of
them have seen their oíd friends here, and so it's a great pleasure for us to help them
visualize home again.
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 cinrl
good-natured fun, however, are always acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Chas. A. Barker Sports
Harold Peterson Circulation Naomi Knight Photography Richard Bills The Representatives of each
Department are responsible that the news of these Departments reach the desk of the Editor in the
Advertising Department, Plant 1.
BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS BACK THE ATTACK WITH WAR BONDS The men and women of our Armed Forces are
giving their lives . . . sacrifice is part of their job ... courage is part of their line of duty.
They are building a barrier of cold steel and hot lead to protect us from the tragedy of Europe and
Asia. Can we equal their sacrifïce? Can we match their courage? They look to us to back the
attack . . . America will stay free if we make the best of the opportunities we have to help. That
means buying more and more war bonds and stamps right now. That is the greatest contribution we can
make. It isn't a question of how much . . . the best we can do is little enough. BUY MORE WAR BONDS
AND STAMPS NOW !
FINE AMERICAN CAMERAS PRECISIÓN OPTlCAL INSTRUMENTS AVIATION RADIO EQUIPMENT
This Adveríisement Is Dedicated to the 3rd War Loan
"good Advice" From Uncle Sam!
This year Americans are going to make- minus taxes- 125 billion dollars. But this year, instead
of having 125 billion dollars' worth of goods to spend our income on, we're only going to have 80
billion dollars' worth. The rest of our goods are being used to fight the war. That leaves us with
45 billion dollars' worth of money to spend. We can do two things. One will make us all poor alter
the" war. The other will make us decently' VföjSperous. ' This is tHe way the 45 billion
dollars will make-us poor: If each of us takes his share,-öf the 45 billion (which averages
appiroximately $330 -per person) and hustïes out to buy all he can with it --Wna"t
"would happen is what happens at an auction where every farmer there wants a horse that's up
for sale. If we tried to buy all we wanted, we would bid the prices of goods sky high.
Now listen closely: the bidding for scarce goods is going to raise prices faster than wages.
Wages just won't keep up. So what will people do? U. S. workers - whether they're laborers or
white-collar workers - will ask the boss for more money. Since labor is scarce, a lot of them will
get it. And farmers and business men who feel the pinch are going to ask more money for their goods.
Well, the minute these people - that means maybe you and plenty of your friends and neighbors - get
this money, they'll begin bidding again. And the prices will go still higher. And the majority of us
will be in that same oíd spot again - only worse. This is what is known as inflation. And
inflation has occurred - to a greater or less degree - during every war period. And in every case on
record the people have been left holding the bag. Our government is doing a lot of things to keep
prices down - rationing, ceiling prices, stabilizing wages, increasing taxes. But the government
can't do the whole job. Let's see what we can do. This way the 45 billion will make us prosperous:
if, we buy only what we absolutely need we will come out all right. If, we put this money into (1)
Taxes; (2) War Bonds; (3) Paying off old debts; (4) Life Insurance; and (5) The Bank; we don't bid
up the prices of goods. And if we (6) refuse to pay more than the ceiling prices; and (7) ask no
more for what we have to sell - no more in wages, no more for goods - prices will stay where they
are. Then we'll pile up a bank account. We'll have our family protected. We'll have War Bonds to
help us retire some day. And we won't have high taxes after the war to strangle us to death. Maybe,
doing this sounds as if it isn't fun. But being shot at up at the front isn't fun, either. You have
a duty to those soldiers as well as yourself. You can't let the money that's burning a hole in your
pocket start setting the country on fire.
A Tribute To The Employees
In the past year you have all heard much of absenteeism. It has been one of the biggest headaches
in industry. This organization started records of absenteeism in March of this year. The March
record was bad . . . 6.6% absence was too high for people working faithfully to accomplish a
purpose. Part of the absence was attributable to icy weather, and to illness. But even these causes
do not add up to 6.6%.
In April the absence dropped to 3.3%; in May 3.9%; in June 2.8%; and in July 2.2%. That last 2.2%
is one of the finest records in the country. It shows a remarkable spirit of loyalty and
co-operation with each other and our country. You are to be congratulated, and thanked for your
accomplishment. LET'S HOLD THAT LINE!!!
Take A Deep Breath And Hold It!
Two newcomers to Argus: Mrs. Ruth Scharren and Miss Francés Gilbert Mrs. Scharren was
formerly connected with the Personnel department of Butler Brothers in Chicago. She will do
personnel work here. Her husband is a Radio Technician with the Eagle Squadron somewhere in England.
Miss Gilbert comes to Argus from the Detroit office of the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, where
she was a writer in the Publicity department and on the staff of the Bell magazine. Miss Gilbert's
home is in Plymouth. She will assist Mr. Barker in the advertising and publicity department.
Bahnmiller Says The Air Force Is "dangerous Fun"
Technical Sergeant Meivin Bahnmiller paid a visit to old friends at Argus on his 14-day leave f
rom his duties as top turret gunner of a Flying Fortress. Meivin worked with us 2Vè years,
and was in the Optical División when he left. Like most of the boys who've been in the thick
of it over there, Bahnmiller is quite modest about his accomplishments. It took some prying to
discover that he has been awarded an Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, and he also has two
campaigning ribbons to his credit. Further research revealed that Meivin has had 280 active service
flying hours. He took part in the first daylight bomber raid by an American fortress, and has been
on fifty missions over enemy territory - missions that he calis "dangerous fun." In the
course of this bit of "fun" Bahnmiller personally shot down four Germán Folke Wolf
fighter planes. On the forty-eighth mission over enemy territory his fortress ran into trouble. Two
motors of the big
motored ship were shot out. With half their power gone, the crew dumped their bomb load to keep
above the deck (above water). Then came the yell: "Enemy, 4 o'clock." That cali designated
the position of the enemy with respect to the nose of their plane, using the nose as noon. Soon the
air was thick with German planes. Bahnmiller's bunch decided that they were done for, but determined
I to make the Jerrys pay plenty for their 1 trouble. For nearly an hour they nursed their lame duck
through a barrage from about two dozen Germán planes. Their ammunition was just about gone
when the Germans suddenly gave up. And their bullet-riddled ship was very low on gas. Their
navigator decided that with luck they might have enough to reach Pantelleria, which, fortunately,
had been captured by the Allies a few days before. They managed to reach Pantelleria with a
teacupful of gas left in the tanks. There they were grounded.
Department 10 News
The fellows in the Machine Shop have been smoking stogies again, and the gals have had their
sweet "toothies" satisfied. The occasion was the marriage of Maurice Howe of Department 10
and Ruth Keiler of the Cost Accounting Department. Congratulations and best wishes! Quite a few of
the boys in service who were employed in the Machine Shop have been home on leave and have paid us
visits. Pat Donnelly, Steve Jardno, Charley Miller, "Little Micker" O'Donnell, Gus Christ,
Norm Symons, Conley Greaves, Harold Bailey, Dick Lyons and Walt Redies have all been in to see their
many friends. Bernice Wubbena will be leaving us about the first of September. She is going to
return to Onekama, Michigan, to resume her teaching. We all sincerely hope that she will return
again next summer to turn out more good work on the turret lathes. We all are happy to hear that
Perry Gainey, who has been away from work for a long time because of illness, is now coming along
fine, and that he will soon be back on the job of inspecting. We're anxious to have you back with
us, Perry. A few of the employees of the Machine Shop have been absent from work because of illness.
Gladys Butler, Betty Schmitz and Ruth Rathburn have been on the sick list, but all will be back with
us shortly. Mrs. Donald Stilts is
valescing from an operation, but Don assures us that she is doing well and will be back on her
job of buffing soon. During inventory week the employees of Department 10 took advantage of the
vacation in various ways. Ben Bergman took his wife and daughter on a motor trip to the tall corn
state of Iowa, where they visited with relatives and friends. Mrs. Elsie Ludwick and her two sons
spent the week in Washington visiting with friends. Elsie says that she had a very nice time, but
the capitol city is just a wee bit crowded. Doe Johnston and family spent their week in the old home
town of Cleveland. The good doctor was thankful to return to the beautiful city of Ann Arbor. Bill
Dobransky traveled to Camp Wheeler in Georgia to see his brother, Mike. Mike also used to work in
the Machine Shop, and his many friends here congratúlate him on his rating of 2nd Lieutenant.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mueller spent their seven days up in the North woods, trying to catch a few fish
fries, but with the luck they had and the meat rationing problem their diet consisted mostly of
eggs. Olive Knowlson took advantage of the days off by spending two weeks in Canada. She has said
little about it, so her vacation is quite showded in mystery. Teil us more, Olive.
Harold Forbes, perhaps, spent the most unusual of all the vacations. Hal rented a horse for the
entire week and galloped off to Northville, where he spent his days (he has told us nothing about
the nights) riding the numerous bridle paths around the village. Upon returning to work he was quite
satisfied to stand at his drill press. Flora Mayer was quite anxious to return to work after the
experience she had on her time off. She consented to help her brother-in-law, Glenn Sheldon,
erect a chicken coop. But she said that she hardly expected that she would haye to mix the
concrete. How about it, Glenn? Lucky Koegler, our head inspector, has now left on nis vacation, and
after listening to the wild tales of Ralph upon his return Lucky would also go to see the falls.
"Hoirnan" used to live in Buffalo and has many friends there, so perhaps he might see very
little of the "nature beauties" while there.
Argus In The Service
Open Letter To International Industries, Inc., Employees
You are no doubt aware, by now, of the fact that the Withholding Tax Act requires that certain
individuals file an estimated report of income tax liability on or before September 15, 1943.
Generally speaking, this requirement will apply only to those employees who, if single, receive more
than $2,700.00 a year and, if married, more than $3,500.00 a year. In order to help those
individuals who may have to make such an estimated report, our payroll department will issue to each
of such employees a report as of September lst, which will show the actual amount earned through
August, 1943, the amount of the Victory Tax withheld and the amount of the Withholding Tax withheld
f rom Jury lst. This report will be given to you about the 8th of September. Xhosa
&í-yjjf who receive this statement from our payroll department will then have to estimate
the amount of me íov the f our ■ -mon-t-hr fro"n.,,Sepnber through December and also
the ampunt of Withholding Tax yet to be
withheld for the balance of the year. If you have any trouble in making oul this estimated tax
report, Mrs. Radford of the personnel office will be very glad to help you. Those of you who do not
receive any statement from our payroll department should not conclude that you do not have to make
out such a report on September 15th. Our payroll department must presume that your income will be at
the same rate for the four months from September through December, as it has been for the previous
eight months, in order to issue its report to you. Therefore, it may be that your income for the
first eight months is below the limit required for filing; but if you believe that your income will
be more than $2,700.00 (single) or $3,500.00 (married) by the end of the year, you must file this
estimated tax report. The following penalties are imposed: 1. For failure to file declaration - 10%
oï the tax. 2. For failure to pay any installment on time- $2.50 or 2V2% of the
tax, whichever is the larger sum. 3. For underestimating the tax - 6% of the difference of the
actual tax and the estimated tax. With regard to the penalty for underestimating the tax, you do not
have to worry about your estimate as of September 15th, inasmuch as the law provides that an amended
declaration may be made up to December 15th, in which case there will be no penalty. In other words,
your estimate of the tax may be off up to as much as 20% without penalties in any case. However, if
you know by December lst, say, you are going to be off more than 20% on the estimate filed on
September 15th, then you have until December 15th to file an amended return. Joint declarations for
married people can be filed for the estimated tax. Nevertheless, regardless of which way you file
the estimated tax return, you can change it when you file your actual tax return on or before March
Plant visitors during the past month included many former employees now in Service. Lt. Norman
Symons, on furlough from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., Norman worked in Dept. 10. S 2C Paul Rowe,
on leave from Beaufort, S. C. Paul worked in Dept. 17 (Ri veting). Sgt. Ralph Brown found time to
see all his friends in Plant 2 while home on furlough. Sgt. Conely Graves was back in Ann Arbor
while on furlough from Cochran Field, Ga. The story goes that Conely has gotten himself a
"Georgia Peach." Congratula tions to both Sgt. and Mrs. Conely Graves.
Pvt. Paul Haines, on furlough from Camp Lee, Virginia, visited friends in both plants. Paul used
to dish out stock for Mr. Conway, now he's doing it for Uncle Sam, as he's in the Quartermaster
División. Pfc. Pat Donnelly, home from Avon Park, Fla., spent some time amongst the familiar
and new faces in Dept. 10. Pfc. Charles P. Miller, on furlough from Miami Beach, Fia., also carne in
to see friends in Dept. 10. The girls of Dept. 10 seem to be getting all the good looking Service
men. They had quite a thrill though when TSgt. Richard Lyons, on furlough from Pendleton, Oregon,
and S 2C Steve Jardno, on leave from Great Lakes, paid them a visit on the same day. Understand
there were two special girls in the department. Hope they weren't jealous.
Pvt. Charles Weir, on furlough from Keystone,! Fla., found time to see all his friends. . Pvt.
Woodrow Loy, better known to everyone as "Peck," looked real natty with his boots and all
when he paid a visit to Plant 1. Pvt. Olen Morris, while on furlough fröm Camp McCain, spent
some time in I Dept. 17, seeing if he still knew how to rivet. He says one thing the Army does not
do is pay bonus, no 120 minutes per hour or time and a half for overtime. International was visited
by a hero, quite a special one, as he used to work here in Plant 2. Sgt. Meivin Bahnmiller, home
from North África and other points of combat, had lots to teil. See feature story on Meivin
Bahnmiller. Another visitor, while not in uniform herself, has first-hand knowledge of life around
Army camps, as she is an Army wife. Mrs. Melna (Merz) Uphaus visited friends in Plant 1. She left
the company some months ago, to be married and make her home in New York state, where her husband is
Cupid Strikes Again
Pretty Dorothy Wietzke of Brighton became the bride of Pvt. Kenneth Waggott of Camp Callan,
California, Saturday evening, July 24, in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of South Lyons. The
doublé ring service was used, with Rev. Maas officiating. The bride's sister, Mrs. Barbara
White, was her attendant, while Don Waggott, brother of the groom, acted as best man. Mrs. Waggott
chose a powder blue gown with navy accessories and gardenias. Pvt. Waggott was in uniform. Early
fall flowers and the American flag adorned the altar. After a short honeymoon, Pvt. Waggott returned
to camp and Dottie returned to her job here. We extend best wishes to both of them. Your failures
won't harm you until you begin blaming them on the other fellow.
Dept. 40 Optical Assembly Chatter
"Oh, thank God, he's back," sighs Norm Hartman when Giryan walks in after a two weeks'
vacation. Norm is convinced that being a boss isn't what it's cracked up to be. The engagement of
Miss Norma Bennett to Cadet Jack Kuzmiak has been announced. Jack is in the Meteorology Group
stationed at Portland, Oregon. The wedding date has not been set. Mrs. Alice Weir was a very happy
woman the last week of July when her son, Pvt. Charles Weir of Keystone Air Base in Florida carne
home on a 15-day furlough. Chuck, a former employee of Plant 1, took a copy of "Argus
Eyes" to read on his way back to camp. Letters from Sophia Franczyk teil us that she's enjoying
sunny California very much. . It was nice to see Winnie Fraser walk into the Assembly room August 16
after a month's leave. We really missed that beaming smile, Winnie.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Watson were happily surprised when their son, Sgt. Robert Watson, popped
in a week earlier than expected for his 15-day furlough. Bib is a Radio Mechanic at Galveston Air
Base, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stotts motored to Kentucky in their brand new Buick on their
vacation. They were accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Ubanks and Miss Helen Bybee. They report that nothing
unusual happened, but everybody had a swell time. Mrs. Evelyn Wenzel left for Ontario for a short
visit with her family before joining her husband in Charleston, S. C. Ralph Flick was still up in
the clouds after returning from his trip to Niágara Falls. We understand that he did not make
the jaunt alone. There is a rumor that the falls were secondary to the main attraction of the week.
Ralph, could y ou possibly be holding out on us?
Eric Clubs' Em To Death
George Walker Captures Jap Flag
George Walker shows Homer Hilton a battle-scarred souvenir of Guadalcanal. The captured flag -
taken from a Jap who "tried to get him first" - marked the climax of George's activities
on Guadalcanal. For shortly after its capture he was stricken with malaria and sent back to a base
hospital in Australia. From Australia he was shipped on to a hospital in San Francisco. When he had
recovered sufïiciently, he was given a furlough to visit his folks in Washington, D. C, and
enroute home stopped off to see his old pais here. At Argus George tells us he's ready to go back
any time they need him, but it will probably be some time before he's in "fightin' fettle"
again. He joined the Marines two days after Pearl Harbor, and he has seen a lot of hair-raising
action. George was with the first detachment of Marines to land on Guadalcanal. He formerly worked
with us as a salesman in the St. Louis area. His father, R. G. Walker, was formerly sales manager of
the Camera División. Bob Woolson of the Sales Department received a letter from George
recently which tells us something about "Argus Eyes" that we're mighty glad to hear.
George says: "More than anything else, the boys over there are really interested in the little
changes that take place. We can always read in the papers that the coal miners are striking and gas
is rationed and steak is hard to get, etc, but it's the little things that we are really interested
in and if the two different copies that I have received are examples of what the previous and coming
copies are like, then I say that you have more than supplied your former associates with the news
that they most want to have."
Joins The Spars
We are proud of Bernice Ford, who left August 9 to join the Spars. On September 14 she goes to
Palm Beach, Florida, where she will take her basic training as an Apprentice Seaman. As a farewell
gift the Optical Assembly presented her with a beautiful compact and billfold. We wish her loads of
luck in her new field of work. Floyd Pratt of the Etching Department had himself quite a job trying
to smoothen out the wrinkles he put in his car when he rolled it over on the River Road. We are
thankful that nobody was hurt in the mishap. Grace Racine of the Punch Press Department will soon be
leaving us. Grace attends Michigan State and will soon be going back to East Lansing to complete her
final year of study of Dietetics.
The International Golf Club is moving along in high gear, and tournaments are being held each
week. After the members had established their handicaps in the opening tournament, nine teams of
four players each was made up.. These teams were picked according to their handicaps so that the
teams were as evenly matched as possible. The gross scores of these teams was then taken and the
total handicap of the players was subtracted from this to give that team its net total score. Proud
"Daddy" Schlencker led his team to a win in the first of these tournaments.
"Schlenck" ended up with a net score of 68, which, coupled with "Flash" Bill's
71 and the newly wed Maury Howe's 72, gave that team a three-stroke edge on their nearest rivals.
Second place honors went to the team headed by the long hitting Boyd Head, and third place prize was
won by the team captained by "Swede" Soderholm. Another tournament is now being held, but
all scores have not yet been turned in so the winners have not yet been established. Much of the
success of the organizing of the International Golf Club must be given to the individual efforts of
Norm Tweed. He has been the one person who has been almost solely responsible for the club, and I am
sure that all the members are grateful for his efforts. I might add that Norm's game is second only
to that played by "Red" Weid. It was the writer's privilege to play with Norm in his
practice rounds for the city tournament. On successive nights of play at Stadium, Ann Arbor, the
Municipal, and Barton Hills clubs, Tweed was in the thirties on each. In the qualifying round at
Barton on Sunday Norm had all bad luck on his first nine, and was far from his normal game, but
coming in on the back nine Norm found the groove again and shot even par. With the continuance of
this kind of golf Norm will rule a definite favorite in his flight. We shall all be pulling for you
to come through. Elsie Ludwick has given us the good news that she has again heard from her husband,
who was captured by the Japs when they attacked Wake Island. Elsie says her husband has received her
letters, and that he is in good health. This is the first that she has heard from him in months and
it is a comfort to all of us. Money can be lost in more ways than won.
For the third successive year the Argus team has gained a spot in the playoffs for the
championship in the Industrial League. Argus Radio and Wells Clothes were tied at the end of the
regular season with impressive winning percentages. Each team won sixteen games, while losing only
four. These two teams so completely dominated the play in the league that they clinched their place
in the championship series early in the third round. All of the other teams in the league were
struggling to get their heads above water and gain an even break in the games played. After Wayne
Larmee had been lost to the Radio team late in the second round, it appeared that the Radio ten was
going to run into trouble. However, Bob Kelly, manager of the Optical team, showed the International
co-operation by releasing Bernie Fisher, one of his pitchers, so that he could be signed by the
Radio representative. Bernie has proved himself a very capable replacement by pitching sensationally
since donning the uniform of the Radio team. Bernie pitched three games in the final round of the
league and won all of these by impressive scores. Going into the play-offs with Wells, the Radio
pinned their hopes on the trusty right arm of the slender twirler. In the first game of the series
Bernie was invincible and held the heavy hitting Clothiers to but two hits. Bernie had a shut-out up
until the seventh inning, when Wells scored a single run on an error and one of their two hits. Our
team, in the meantime, had established a commanding lead in the second inning when they jumped all
over Danny Eskins, ace of the Wells pitching staff, for five runs. With these runs and Bernie
pitching masterful ball, the Radio coasted to an easy victory.
Anxious to end the series in two games, Manager Belleau sent Bernie back in the second game, but
the Argus team played one of their poorest games of the year and this game was dropped to the
fighting mad Wells outfit. Fisher pitching well enough, was given poor support both in the field and
at the plate. The third and final game has not been played, but regardless of the outcome, the Radio
ten deserve a lot of credit for the kind of ball they have played this year. We are all hoping that
for the third successive year the championship will be won by our representative, but even should we
lose out in the playones we are all proud of our team. The Optical team from Plant Two, even though
finishing the season just above the five hundred mark with eleven wins and ten losses, furnished
much of the spark and excitement of the year. The games played between the two teams representing
International drew the largest crowds of the year, and when these two teams met Sportsman Park and
Wines Field were both bidding for the games. In the three games played between these two rivals, the
Radio had the edge of two games to one, with another ending in a tie. In the first round the Plant
One representative won easily. The second game was the exciting 3-3 tie which was played before the
largest crowd of the year. In the replay of this contest, the team from across the street turned the
tables and completely dominated the play both at bat and in the field. They hit the ball hard and
fielded well to hand the Radio ten a very stinging 9-3 defeat. In the rubber game between these two,
the Radio came out the winner in a well-played game by the score of 4-2. This game was played after
Bernie Fisher had been signed to pitch for last year's Champs, and the small right-hander was on the
spot. But Bernie was equal to the occasion and he responded with a well pitched fivehit game. The
Radio established a threerun margin in the second inning when a pair of hits, coupled with two
Optical errors, scored the runs. The big blow
in this inning was a screaming doublé down the left field line by Shrimp Rayment. After
this game there was some talk of another game between these two for a barrel of beverage, but as yet
this I game has not been played. All in all, the season has been a definite success and
International is proud of the fact that they could field two teams in the Industrial League. If it
had not been for the spark furnished by these two the season would have been rather dull and
Forecast For September: Cooler Weather In The Cafeteria
The predictions of things to come is often a hazardous business. And betting on the weather these
days when you can freeze in August is certainly a risky venture. Nevertheless, we'll wager that the
September air in the cafetería will not only be cleaner but cooler. (Five cents is our
standard bid on a bet of this kind. Any takers?) The coolness and cleanliness will spring from a
well which your company is digging in the parking lot back of Plant 1. Sinking into good, clean
gravel at a depth of 110 f eet, the well will produce 200 gallons of water a minute. The well water
has an average temperature of 48. The well screen is made of pure iron - the best material known for
pumping pure water. It will not corrode or collect extraneous matter. The well screen is twelve feet
long. The first use to be made of the new water supply will be the air conditioning of the
cafeteria. Three air conditioning units have been installed there which will furnish fresh, clean
air at an average temperature of 58. As soon as the now restricted materials are released your
company will carry out air conditioning throughout the entire plant.
Dept. 28 News
What little girl took a boat trip to Niágara Falls and didn't like the company of her nine
companions, so she locked herself in a little room for the first fifteen minutes of the trip?
Everyone really enjoyed the boat ride af ter she came out of hiding. Could the initials be L. E.?
Clara Schallhorn spent her vacation in Canada, Detroit and Lansing. Earl Wilkie spent the week
fishing, but he isn't talking about the size of his catch. Marian Hoelzle has a nice sunburn, and
she's quite a fisherman. Doris Englse and faiöSU ciijcycd ?. trip to Cedar Rapids. Birthday
parties were held at refess July 29 for Marian Hoelzle, and August 12 for Irene Stevens. We extend a
welcome to two néw people - Jeanette Straub and Alverna Newman, and also to Willie Springer,
who many will remember has worked here before. Amanda Alber and Marjorie Young are enjoying a
two-weeks' vacation. "Big Mutt" Tirrell had himself quite a time up around Tawas City.
Mutt went up there to do a little fishing, but as we understand it, the fish did not seem to be too
hungry, so Mutt spent his time at other various forms of amusement. Wisdom is measured by our
consciousness of our own ignorance.
Vacations Come But Once A Year
Ediíor's Note: Don'í let these sketches fooi you. Barb is back from her vacaiion
and we hear that she speni most of her time looking at the meat in the Chicago siockyards.
Letters From Soldiers
July 25, 1943 Pvt. H. L. Mills 57th Training Group 201 Squadron Keesler Field Mississippi Dear
Homer: I have been here almost two weeks and feel qualified to express an unbiased opinión.
In spite of the heat, sweat, discipline, weariness and vigorous training, I like it very much; this
being the Army. I have been classified as an expert photographic specialist and can enter that work
without further training after my basic training, which ends September 7th. As a result of various
tests and a high I. Q., I have been selected to enter the Army Specialist Training Program to enter
college for a period up to 18 months to study psychology and foreign languages. Both Pauline and I
feel honored that I was chosen to enter the program. Will teil you more about it when I get more
information. Never knew that I was a potential linguist! It has always been a matter of pride in
being associated with you. I hope that my being in the Army will not break this tie. My f ondest
hope is in being back in the harness for you as soon as possible. With my warmest regards,
Pvt. George Gillen writes that he's still stationed in England and that he receives the paper
regularly, enjoys it very much. Says Helio to all his old friends, and that he'd like hearing from
them. Pvt. Jack Reed sent a V-mail letter, saying that he is in the land of "Hula" girls
now. . That the country - and not to forget the girls - is beautiful, but that he hasn't seen any in
grass skirts as yet. Pvt. F. V. Wright (Joe) writes that he's still in California, well and happy,
but looking forward to the time when he can get a furlough and come home, Says he was very surprised
to read that Harold Mangus was overseas already, wishes him the best of luck. Says helio to By.
Aldrich, and adds, you lucky stifï.
Cpl. Al. Stitt writes from Camp Cooke that Army life goes on pretty much the same day after day.
That he receives and enjoys the Argus Eyes; a fellow sorta feels he's a little closer to home when
he reads about people and places that he knows. Sends his thanks to those responsible for the check
from the bowling prizes. It arrived the week before pay day when most soldiers find their finances
at the lowest ebb. Sergeant T4 Vinton Donner writes from Camp Cooke, California, that he has been
receiving "Argus Eyes" and "appreciates it very much." He says that he hopes
that we get his overseas address if or when he goes across. (Don't worry, Vint, we keep track of all
the Argus boys and girls in the services.) Donner adds that he's mighty proud of his friends -
Meivin Bahnmiller and Mrs. Fraser, who "are both fighting a different way for the same
purpose." He adds, "aren't we all!" You bet we are, Vint, and we'll keep sending the
newspaper to you. Keep us informed of any change of address.
Another welcome letter from one of the boys over there came from Pvt. Hazen Figg, Jr. Hazen tells
us that it "makes a fellow feel good to see a paper like that." And he adds that
"you're doing a wonderful job back there, and you can bet we will do our part, too." Hazen
is in the best of health. He says, "we get plenty of cigarettes and candy from the States, but
no beer." Well, Hazen, beer is strictly rationed here, so we're not getting it either. Funny
thing - what has happened to all that beer? And we're right across the street from the oíd
brewery, too. Women's slacks may not mar beauty above the top, but are often unbecoming around the
Girls' Softball Season Ends With Spitfires Taking Final Game
To finish the girls' softball season, the often vanquished Spitfires defied the Bendix Wildcats
by tying the score in the fifth inning and then walloped in a three-run margin to win. The Spitfires
haven't done much toward winning games this season, and they were mighty glad to push the final
score into the winning bracket. Both teams have not only had a lot of fun, but they've learned a
great deal about softball this year. When the season rolls around again next year, we should have
two very good teams to start out with, and we hope that more will join us. Among the many good
players with the Bendix Wildcats were Loretta Rise, Sally Stone and Mary Tucker. Freda Wackenhut has
been their regular pitcher, with Mary Tucker catching.
Both girls have been consistently good players. Tillie and Vikki Polish were the pitchers for the
Spitfires, with Helen Fraser catching. All three have also done a fine job. Well, it's goodbye to
softball for now. We'll be seeing you in the bleachers next year.
The girls' softball teams ended their season with a "Chicken-in-the-Rough" dinner
Monday, August 30. Tillie and Vicki Polish, pitchers for the Spitfires, are leaving soon for their
home in Iowa. The girls presented them with farewell gifts. We hear that Tillie is going to be
married. We all wish her all the luck in the world, and we hope that they both will come back and
see us some time. Best of luck to you two! Digging for facts will get you there with half the energy
wasted in jumping at conclusions.
Victims Of Lake Tragedy Will Be Greatly Missed By Many Friends Here
We were saddened to hear of the boating accident which took the lives of five of our f ello w
workers. They will all be greatly missed by their friends here. We wish to extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the families of Miss Alice Burmeister, Mr. John Shanahan, Mr. Duane Warner and Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Shelton.
"Mary, who was that man I saw you kissing last night?" "What time was
Magic In Department 25
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and we'll teil you a story that is as strange as it is true.
In our midst - hiding his light under a bushei of tricks - is Keith, Master Magician. In the same
office with hard loser Smitty is Magician Keith, alias Eugene K. Mathews, electronics engineer,
Dept. 25, Plant 1. There he sits in complete mastery over all missing golf balls. In the twinkling
of an eye he can produce golf balls, rabbits and forget-me-nots out of the same hat. All that is
just routine to Mathews. And if you need golf balls - he has a way of making one club into seven.
Other marvels of the black art that are duck soup to this wizard include: seeing without eyes
(Mathews' televisión), card manipulations, magie versions of various disappearing acts, etc.
etc. He has appeared professionally on many lecture platforms and in large clubs throughout the
country. He has
had fifteen years of successful practice in sleight-of-hand, and is an accredited member of the
International Brotherhood of Magicians. These days Mathews' war job takes up most of his time, and
so he doesn't make many professional appearances. But if you should see firefiies dancing before
your eyes some dull morning on the way to work, you may surmise that Magician Keith is leering at
you from somewhere down the block.
A couple of Swiss journahsts arrested in Tokyo protested they were neutrals. "No, you are
neutral enemies," replied the Tokyo pólice ofTicer. "What do you cali the United
States and Great Britain?" asked the unhappy Swiss. "They are belligerent enemies."
"And what are Germans and Italians?" "They are friendly enemies."
Trophies For State Model Airplane Contest Donated By International Industries
Ann Arbor's Sixlh Annual Model Air Meet was held Sunday, August 29. at the Ann Arbor Airport. A
flock of "pilots" were out to bag new records this year. The war has created an
unprecedented interest in aviation, and has also developed many new ideas in model flying. Contest
Director L. C. Michael says that the competition for the trophies and the $300 in prizes was really
close in many cases. Holding the trophies in the picture above are: left to right, first row: Bill
Thompson, Roy Craik; second row: Frank Painter, Bud Wheeler, Lester Michael.
The above pictures demónstrate the right and wrong way of wearing the safety caps. In the
picture on the right, you will note the hair sticking out from under the visor. That unprotected
hair can cause untold suflering and possible disfiguration! The swiftly revolving drill-chuck
induces a static electric field around it, whose action on the loose strands of hair is the same as
when you comb it. You have noticed while combing your hair, how the loose strands will stand out
straight as if attracted to the comb. Those strands, unless prevented by the safety cap, will stand
out toward the drill chuck, and it only takes a very small number of hairs to be caught before your
hair and head is quickly drawn against the drill. The resulting injury is exceedingly painful and
can leave the victim terribly disfigured. The proper wearing of YOUR safety cap will prevent you
from being marked for life. The company will obtain any safety device which it deerns as necessary
for the safety and well-being of its employees, but without YOUR cooperation, they are worthless.
Think it over! HELP US TO HELP YOU!
Stirring Scene Taken From Life On The (?) Fairways
When M. S. (Smitty) Smith's of the Engineering Dept., Plant 1, third and last tee shot off the
fifth green at Stadium Hills went (with all the others) into the mud hole, Smitty went in after 'em.
A couple of fellow Boy Scouts almost got there first, but Smitty was too quick for them. At any
rate, he succeeded in stirring up the mud enough to cover all clues.. At the top you see that
Smitty's search was carried to great lengths - at any rate, beyond the length of Smitty. The $64
question: Where can Smitty find some new golf balls?
Informal Argus Poses