"many Happy Returns Of The Day"
Looking back through the pages of Argus Eyes, we've had a swell year. All kinds of nice things
have happened- weddings, parties, dances, picnics, vacation trips, new friendships and renewal of
old- all helping to make possible the unity which has enabled us to do the things which have made
such an important contribution to the war job. This
day makes us look forward to a future which our efforts in the past have given us the right to
believe, will mean as great a measure of prosperity and an added measure of happiness. We can
assuredly look forward with anticipation to better days - the days of Peace.
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 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.
Yankees In Iran Brave World's Worst Heat
(Contributed by Mrs. Mildred Bird, First Aid Dept., Plant 2, whose husband, Sergeant Roy C. Bird,
is with a Quartermaster's División somewhere in Iran. The story is based upon an account
written by Clyde Farnsworth, AP Correspondent.) The Persian Gulf Service Command is in one of the
hottest places in the world. The heat is always on along the Iran supply route, where some of our
soldiers are working hard arming and provisioning the Red Army through the vital Iranian corridor.
Here is where a thermometer easily tops 150 degrees F. in the sun. In the shade it hovers around 130
degrees F. Despite the heat, our troops doggedly maintain a schedule of regular deliveries over
truck and rail routes to Soviet Russia. Refrigeration is scarce, ice is a precious thing, and there
are no soft drinks. Rationed beer gave out some time ago. Crude air-conditioning in field hospitals
(the only air-conditioning available) is considered successful when it keeps the temperature below
100. One hospital ward had a temperature of 99 after the patients, beds and all, had been wet down
with a hose from a water truck parked outside. They enjoyed the experience, acting like neighborhood
kids under a drenching from a fire hose. All the hospitals here have to have special fever
thermometers that will register above 108. The treatment for heat cases is to bring the body
temperature down as quickly as possible. The victims are drenched with ice water, placed in front of
electric fans and plied with as many cold drinks as they can stand. In the gulf and desert districts
men work split shifts, spending the afternoon in their quarters. Farnsworth said that his
typewriter, though in the shade, feels like a steam radiator in January. The "touch of a belt
buckle or a collar ornament of metal, even out of the sun, is enough to make a man jump as with a
'hot foot'." Most men have put away the brass identification discs supposed to be worn around
the neck. Shirts are laundered on the way to the shower, dried on the back in a few minutes. A cold
shower is unknown. Water left standing in metal pipes must be run off before a shower to avoid
scalding. Wind burns are also part of the heat picture. The hot wind of the desert gulf
región sears the face and parches and chaps the lips. On a truck or locomotive run a man is
likely to drink three or four gallons of water daily. Most of the Americans here have adopted the
native jugs which cool drinking water through evaporation from their porous surfaces. Or they use
the "Gunga Din" canvas back skin-shaped water bags of the British India troops. With every
drink it is necessary to take one or two five grain salt tablets to preserve the body's saline
balance against excessive perspiration. Sweat patches on clothing are always rimmed with salt
deposits. About the only benefit from the heat is the dearth of nies. During the cool season the
flies are so bad that all conversation has to be carried on through closed lips to keep from
swallowing them. Whenever the bugler here blows signáis, he must first dip the mouthpiece of
the bugle in a glass of water and then quickly slip it to his lips before the flies of Iran beat him
to it. Needless to say, bugle calis made in this manner have a volume and intensity all their
To The Members Of The Argus Recreation Club
t Members: i No doubí you have heard recently pro and con discussions on any i numbar of
issues perlaining to our Argus Recreaíion Club. As you all know, we are confronied with
unusual problems only I because we are having a war with people who want to dictate policy and
principies to everyone. We, as a club, have for several years enjoyed í every right we are
fighting for, but due to conditions prevailing we have t to give up some of these rights and abide
by war-time regulations set up by our government. i Yours for Victory and Democracy,
All Hail The Army
Shower Held For Leona Colton
A shower was held at the home of Mrs. Rhea McLaughlin in honor of the arrival of a son to Mr. and
Mrs. George Colton. Mrs. Colton was an employee of International for many years; she was last
employed in departments 18 and 24. Progressive games were played during the evening and prizes were
won by Joy Hartman and Grace Hintz. Refreshments were served by the hostesses - Mrs. Eolah Bucholz,
Mrs. Sylvia Le Clair, Mrs. Hazel Hill and Mrs. Mc- Laughlin. Friends from International present
were: Esther Phillips, Libby Seegar, Rose Temple, Sadie Fisher, Marie King, Joy Hartman, Libbey
Cleven, Helen Breining, Augusta Butts, Deliah Flood, Dorothy Andrés, Grace Hintz, Dorothy
Spanneuth, Sylvia Spanneuth, Florence Whiteaker, Carey Heiber, Ann Harris, Mary Martin, Irene
Crippen, Laura Egeler, Leola Stoner, Florence Schwemmin, Leota Powers, Doris Layer and Katherine
Just imagine that sixty girls were asked to be on hand some evening at seven o'clock and when
they arrived they were told, "Here we have some cord wood weighing a total of over 19 tons, and
the average piece 12 pounds. We want you to piek it up a piece at a time, run ten feet, then throw
it. We want the whole amount moved in two hours, and you must use only one hand." No doubt, the
weaker sex would object loud and long, but that is what the Plant 2 girls do every Monday night, and
the Plant 1 girls every Wednesday night. From Plant 2, sixty girls bowl for two hours, a total of
120 men (or women) hours. At an average of 120 pounds, that means 7,200 pounds of "female"
stamping around at the 20th Century. Estimating that each girl throws 18 balls per line, a total of
3,240 balls are rolled. With the balls averaging 12 pounds each, a weight of 38,880 pouñds is
picked up. . Since each ball travels 60 feet, they pile up a total of 194,400 feet of travel. Before
the ball can travel, it has to be carried a distance of ten feet to the foul line. In other words,
the girls run a distance of 32,400 feet, holding twelve pounds. Throughout the season they will piek
up over 641 tons, run nearly 203 miles with it and roll balls for an accumulated 1,213 miles. It
will take 3,960 man-hours and cost $1,980. We gave the average weight of the girls as 120 pounds,
but it might be interesting to note that one team from the Optical Assembly (known as the Block
Busters) totals 811 pounds or, at the same valué as pot roast, 7,299 points. We are going to
pay for our share of this war one way or another. The easiest way is to buy War Savings Bonds and
War Savings Stamps. The best way to be sure that every man and woman is doing his or her part is by
the War Bond Quota System. It's the Selective Service method of our civilian army.
will be given for solving this "Guess Who?" It is a 36-year-old picture of one of the
two paint shop foremen, and it is not Si Harding. No. Guess again. My! My! What time and tide will
Jeanette Straub is out ill, nursing two fractured ribs. We miss you, Jeanette, hurry back. Dora
Eugene was surprised with a birthday party September 10. Refreshments and a gift for Dora featured
the occasion. Earl Wilkie was in Detroit last week for his Army physical. Good luck this time, Earl?
Greetings to Molly Hooks, a newcomer in our department. Molly has a boy in the service, so she is
glad to jojn us on the war job. And we're mighty glad to have her with us. Laura and Rube Egeler
spent a weekend in Cleveland while on vacation. The rest of the week they spent fishing out at
Whitmore, but we didn't hear about them catching any big ones. Amanda Alber, Lillian Stutzman,
Henrietta Almack and Doris Layer were guests of Katherine Pfabe's to sample some of her famous
hamburgers with onions, and delicious pecan pie. The girls had a grand time. Thanks, Katherine! -
Dora Eugene writes us a nice thank you note: "I want to take this opportunity to thank all the
girls in Dept. 28 for the surprise party and the beautiful gift they gave me on my birthday, Friday,
September 10. It is needless to say how much I appreciate their kindness. I shall always remember
them with the kindest thoughts."
Dept. 53 News
Ruth Scharren is spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coflfy, at their summer
home in Washburne, Wisconsin, on Lake Superior. Viola Tyler (ever smiling lady) of the First Aid
department is now with us full time. Francés Watterworth (chief of the gals in white)
announces that the next blood donor period will be October 18-19.
International's Grand Old Man
The U of M might regard their grand ole man as "Yost." We also have a grand ole man of
whom we can boast. His face is filled with humor, his hair is snowy white. His eyes have a merry
twinkle from morning until night. He is always very busy seeing people get their pay, And keeping
track of bowling scores - he has a busy day. I am sure that each and every one knows this grand ole
boy. We are all so very fond of him, "Our Man Roy."
Dept. 15 News
Mrs. Norrisa Marquis wrote to friends in Dept. 15, announcing her marriage to Staff Sgt. Arthur
Shocksnyder of Camp Phillips, Kansas. She was an employee of Argus for some time and has many
friends here, who wish her happiness. Harold Mangus, formerly of Dept. 15, sent an interesting
letter recently to foreman Bud Wheeler. He mentioned that lots of the fellows in North África
carry Argus cámaras, but many are without film. He said that a hunting knife we sent him took
three months to get there. Lynn "Rabbit Foot" Dancer says that the discovery of which foot
the righi shoe goes on has stopped that "skip and leap" across the foul line.
For some time in our paper there has been appearing a strip of comics in which the figures in
their sly way put forth their meaning in a rather tactful way. The writer is speaking from
experience, for I am in my own mind satisfied that I happened to the subject of one of those series
of little people which she draws, "Barb." When I asked her if by chance she had looked
upon me for the idea she put in the paper, she just rolled her eyes and in that small voice, which
is characteristic, she said, "Could be," and went busily on her way making blueprints. I
sometimes think that j she was a little bit more busy than usual. In spite of the fact that I
happened to be "Barb's" subject of inspiration, I want to say that we appreciate your
little "Senses" of humor, and we hope that y ou keep up the good work. Helio! Marie
Why Must We Win This War?
We must win this war because dictatorship - the deadly enemy we are battling ioday - desiroys
private business and industry, chains workers, lowers wages and crushes all personal liberty. No,
don't take our word for that - just read over the newspaper accounts of what has happened in every
country where the dictators have taken over, and the truth of our statement will be self-evident.
Dictatorship must destroy private business and industry if it wants to maintain control over a
country's economie life. Look at Germany, Italy, Poland, France. But the destruction of private
business and industry means the destruction of job opportunities that are found only in a country
where enter prise is privately operaied. Dictatorship must chain workers - a dictator can't permit
anyone to be free to disagree with him. Dictatorship must lower wages - for a dictatorship is
naturally wasteful and so the logical place to save money is on wages of the workers it has
enslaved. Dictatorship must crush all personal liberty. Freedom of speech, press, religión
all give men and women a chance to have different opinions and under a dictatorship there is only
one opinión- the dictator's. Why must we win this war? There's your answer.
Art And Photography
Margaret Bradfield's water colors would always be noteworthy if color was the only phase of them
under discussion. But there are many interesting facets to them which make us keenly aware of their
value. Reduced to the formula of black and white, they teach many things which are relative to our
photographic approach to "Good Pictures." Beautifully restrained, they control the eye to
the area of the picture plane, and quickly succeed in keeping our attention on the focal point -
architecturally balanced to give solidity and realism with a well arranged proportion of
ticals and harmonious curves. We are impressed with the importance of details and the domination
or subordination of essentials. But to the monocromatic eye of the camera the most impressive
element in these pictures would be the tone values. The quiet greys that constitute the complete
environment to fit the circumstances and the definite and sure stabs of emphasis and dark accents.
There is a relationship between the artist and the artist photographer, with some distinctions. The
photographer deals from the start with realities. Thus subject matter may have to be real, it was
real, and it remains real. While the artist in any other medium has a wider scope for expression and
a more elastic and versatile medium.
Rather Read Letters Than Eat
America's fighting men are anxious to read in letters what their families back home are doing,
according to a survey completed by the Office of War Information in cooperation with the Army
Service forces special división. For one thing, they like to read that the family is
"okay and busy." The survey shows that the right kind of mail - showing the boys that the
folks at home are backing them up - is one of the most vital factors in building and sustaining army
morale. The soldier, sailor or marine wants to hear how we are spending our time, what we are doing
to help them get home sooner, what the neighbors are doing, how the family is feeling, who's been
around to visit them lately. He wants to know how his friends are, who's getting married, who's
having children, how the home team is doing and any other gossip that will make him feel closer to
home. The joint Army-OWI survey shows that the wrong kind of mail can also harm morale. The men
don't want to hear how the folks back home are being "deprived" by the need for
cooperation in the national effort. Nor does the fighting man want to know about the
"troubles" which the folks back home are having. He has plenty of troubles of his own. If
you worry him with more troubles, he may be seriously distracted f rom the grim job of taking care
of his own life under battle conditions. "If you get a letter that's a gripe about things back
home, you feel like you never want to write again yourself," is the way one soldier expressed
it. The fighting man wants cheerful letters, newsy notes from his friends and relatives with an
occasional newspaper clipping thrown in. He doesn't care much for food packages, since he's well
fed, though he does like an occasional choice delicacy that he can't get
seas. One of the things the boy in the service is most anxious to know is when he'll get home.
While his folks can'st answer that, they can reassure him that plans are being made to take care of
him after' victory. He likes to feel that the folks are planning so that he 11 have something
concrete to do after he gets out of service. But above all, he wants the folks to write of ten and
write cheerfully. Food and mail have the most important effect upon the morale of troops. "In
most cases the soldier reads his letters first, then he eats," Brigadier General Clayton S.
Adams, Chief of the Army Postal Service, reported after a 35,000-mile inspection tour of Army post
offices in the African and Asiatic war theaters.
Let This Be A Lesson To You
You who borrow (?) glasses and forget to return them may expect to be haunted by the whimsical
visage shown here. Yes, you've guessed it, it is none other than Jimmy (Charles Arthur) Barker, our
editor. The sangfroid with which he wears the tilted lenses was perhaps acquired in Yorkshire, where
he was born some thirty (?) years ago. Or, perhaps, it's a product of England's Cambridge
University, where he studied. Perhaps his portrait needs a few military medals to balance the heavy
hardware. Jimmy has those, too. In World War I he served with the British Army as an officer in the
infantry f rom 1914 to the Armistice, receiving the Bronze Star in 1915, and collecting two other
medals for service in France, Palestine and África.
Dept. 16 News
John Kenne is doing quite well in the bond selling business. It's too bad for the campaign that
John has left for a two weeks' vacation in Ohio. By the way, John Albertson seems to be doing well
as a relief boss. Virginia Howard underwent a tonsilectomy operation last week. She is much better
now and is back on the "beam" again this week. Lucille Gasidlo is spending a glorious two
weeks' reunión with her husband, who is home on furlough from Rapids City Air Base, S. D. We
all were pleasantly surprised when Betty Redderman showed up with a beautiful diamond. We wish you
the best of luck and happiness, Betty. Dept. 16 extends their sympathy to Margaret Crumbay, whose
brother-inlaw is listed as missing in action. Everybody is hoping that he will come through safe and
well soon. Huida Burns has joined the dial assembly line and is doing a good job. She was formerly
in Eddie Girvan's department. Virgil Wilt, formerly of Dept. 16, is now in the Navy. He has
completed his basic training and is now waiting assignment overseas. All the luck in the world,
We extend our sympathy to Hilda Johnson in the loss of her sister.
Phyllis LeClair has left us to take up nurse's training. Good luck, Phyllis.
Invest Your Money--buy Bonds
Ann Arbor Public Schools Announce New Program For The Children Of Working Mothers
The program of after-school recreation and child care which was such a boon to working mothers
this summer will be continued during the school year. It is particularly important that mothers
should be free from worry while at work. They need to know that their children are well cared for
and happy. One safe and sure way every working mother can be confldent that her children will
receive proper care is to send them to one of the day nurseries listed here. Through these nurseries
each child gets the benefit of trained workers, experienced in child care. The children enjoy fresh
foods, milk and rest in safe and healthful environments. The friendly surroundings contribute to the
child's well-being and give him a chance to particípate in healthful creative and play
activities. If you would like assistance in enrolling your child in a nursery, consult Mrs. Radford
of the Personnel Dept. She will be glad to assist you.
Ann Arbor Public Schools SERVICES TO THE CHILDREN OF WORKING MOTHERS Day Nurseries for 212 to
5-Year-Olds AT: Mack School, Miller at Seventh St. Perry School, Packard at División St.
HOURS: From 6:45 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. daily, including Saturday. PROGRAM: Food - breakfast, dinner,
mid-morning and mid-afternoon lunches. Rest - a regular nap period after dinner at noon. Play -
outdoor and indoor play, stories, music. COST: 5-day. week - $5.00. 6-day week - $6.00. APPLY:
Family and Children's Service. Perry School. Tel. 2-3157. For Kindergarieners AT: Mack and Perry
Schools. HOURS: From 6:45 to 8:15, if necessary, in the nursery school. From 8:15 to 11:00 in the
kindergarten. From 11:00 to 5:30 in a group by themselves. PROGRAM: Food - dinner and mid-afternoon
lunch. Rest - a regular period after dinner. Play - indoor and outdoor play in a group by
themselves. A special teacher in charge of the group from 11:00 on. COST: 5-day week - $3.75. 6-day
week - $4.75. APPLY: To the Principal of Mack or Perry School. For Children of School Age AT: Bach,
Mack, Jones and Eberbach Schools. Others if needed. HOURS: Mornings 6:45 to 8:15 Afternoons 3:30 to
5:30 Saturdays Hours determined by need PROGRAM: Recreational activities based on the desires and
interests of the children. Mid-afternoon lunch. Saturday noon lunch. Competent, experienced and
responsible adult leaders. COST: Mornings - 25c a week. Saturdays - 60c a day. Afternoons - One
dollar a week. APPLY: To the Principal of any elementary school. Each of the fees listed represents
one-half of the total cost. The Federal Government pays the rest. Fees are payable in advance each
Department Ten News
Dan Cupid has counted another victim f rom the Machine Shop. George Moulter of the Buffing
Department is the latest to succumb to the arrows of the little match-maker. Best wishes, George.
Ralph Flick went on another jaunt over the Labor Day week-end. This time his trip was to
Indianapolis and he reports a very good time. It certainly appears to be getting rather serious.
Perhaps Dan Cupid has his sights trained on our inspector. Elsie Ludwick was the target of a lot of
razzing after the play-ofïs between Argus Radio and Wells Clothes. Her brother, Johnnie, who is
a member of the clothiers team, was getting "another zero" for his efforts in hitting
safely in the series. Doe Huston, the expert fisherman of the Machine Shop, has been relating to us
the success that he has been having. Doe says he has hardly noticed the meat rationing problem.
Wilma Bailey informs us that her husband, Harold, who formerly worked as a buffer in department ten,
is now located in Alaska. His many friends here wish him the best of luck and sincerely hope that
all will go well with him.
Some of the "gals" were just a wee Dit stifï after their first night's bowling.
For quite a few members of the team it was their first experience in the ten pin sport. Though the
team is not off to too impressive a start, they are quite confident of doing at least as well as the
two men teams of department ten. In the latest war bond drive, the Machine Shop again came through
with flying colors and subscribed nearly 100% to this most worthy effort. Much of the credit for
this success must be given to our timekeeper, Sid Weiner. Vince Richardson, of the tooi crib, has
been coming to work lately in white shirt and tie. Could it be that one of the new employees of
department ten has affected this change? Floyd Pratt showed up at work with an eye that was slightly
off color. Perhaps Floyd was unable to see that door. "Robust" Ted Doman has taken up
bowling, and it looks as if we are going to have another Joe Norris. In his first effort, Ted rolled
a snappy 324 series, and he says that's only the beginning. The Machine Shop was given some
additional much needed room in the past month. When Vince Swickerath's department was moved to the
third floor, this room was taken over by department ten. This has afforded Big Mutt Tirell and his
punch press operators with suitable working conditions. The only way to increase our national income
is to so utilize our national resources that we produce more goods." - Prof. Howard T. Lewis,
Charming Member Of The Younger Set
Here is Robert Leroy beeger, sixmonths-old son of Mrs. Elizabeth Seeger, former lens inspector,
Plant 2. Those who know Robert's aunt, Mrs. Esther Phillips, will see a family resemblance in their
happy smiles. Robert is now almost as big as the teddy bear Mrs. Seeger's friends in Plant 2 gave
her as a farewell gift about a year ago.
Optical Assembly Chatter
Optical Assembly regretfully announce the death of our dear little M-17 gold fish. Upon returning
from our Labor Day week-end we found that he was ill. In spite of Isabelle Watson's constant
nursing, he passed away Wednesday, September 8. He is mourned by an only brother, M-4, and his many
admirers. What's become of that beaming smile of Miss Bridget's? There seems to be a far-away look
in her eyes these days. After bowling Wednesday night, the Optical teams got together for
"Chicken in the Rough" at Metzger's. We all extend our sympathy to Ruth Sheetz, who is ill
in the hospital. We wish her good luck for a speedy recover y . Alyce Miresse seems to be having
some difficulty answering her "Fan Maile." How about that, Alyce?
One of the most cheerful noises you'll hear upon entering Optical Assembly is Pauline Johnson's
spontaneous laughter. Keep chuckling, gal! Friends of Barbara McCalla will be happy to know that she
has a new baby boy. He was born September 5 and they cali him Jimmie. Mr. Westley Cook of the
Ordnance department has left to assume new duties in Toronto, Canada. Erwin Damzel is succeeding him
here. We hear that a super-duper time was had by Arleen Satterthwaite, Eileen Davey and Marjorie
O'Day on a trip to Chicago. We want to know more about that sailor from England. Ohio seems to have
quite an attraction for Viola Bemis. How about that Ohioan, Viola? She was welcomed back with a
surprise birthday party given by some of the girls in Assembly. Little Red made the birthday cake.
Yum. Yum. Helen Mitchell, back from vacationing, reports that the fishing was very good on Big
Silver Lake. Virginia Hartman left August 28 for Wisconsin to live with her folks. Virginia's
brother is Norm Hartman, our assistant foreman. Connie Britton is wearing a beautiful new diamond.
Larry Skinner is the lucky boy. Congratulations and best wishes, kids.
It was in the high Sierras In a canyon called the Blue, That I was cruising timber With a Forest
Service crew. We were miles and miles from nowhere On a barren granite ridge. Not a sign of
habitation, Not a wagon road or bridge. Al and I were only mapping - There were none but shrubby
pines: We were looking for a corner To check up on our lines. Al had wandered out of sight And I
found myself alone: I started whistling to myself In a lonesome monotone. I was feeling most
romantic For the view was very grand; I could see for miles around me Wonderous peaks on every hand.
Far away some splendid snowcaps Shone and glinted in the sun - Jagged, sharp-toothed, spire-like
peaks Whose tops no human foot had won. There below I saw old Bid Creek With its rapids and its
pools; Here and there a waterfall - Trout a-flashing just like jewels. It was then I though of
Service And his famous exclamation About "Whistling bits of ragtime At the ends of all
creation." I was feeling mighty lonesome And I thought as I looked 'round That ne'er before had
human foot Touched on this far-ofï ground. As I stood and looked about me I spied an object
near; It was an empty bottle And was labeled "Shasta Beer."
"That innocent looking nail protruding from the inside of the barrel can cause YOU to loose
your hand, arm, or even your life. Whenever a barrel or crate is opened the nails or staples should
be removed immediately. Nails must lso be removed from all loose boards to prevent their being
stepped on. Blood oisoning is very swift and deadly. Don't you be responsible for some fellow
mployee's injury through your carelessness. An extra minute now may save omeone weeks of sufrering
later. REMOVE ALL NAILS AND STAPLES FROM BARRELS, BOXES, CRATES AND KEGS WHEN OPENED."
Model Plane Meet
A Tool Of The Devil
It was announced that the Devil was going out of business and would offer all his tools for sale
to anyone who would pay the price. On the night of the sale they were all attractively displayed,
and a bad-looking lot they were. Malice, hatred, envy, jealousy, sensuality and deceit, and all
other implements of evil were spread out, each marked with its price. Apart from the rest lay a
harmless-looking wedge-shaped tooi, much worn and priced higher than any of them. Someone asked the
Devil what it was. "That's Discouragement," was the reply. "Why have you priced it so
high?" "Because," replied the Devil, "it is more useful to me than any of the
others. I can pry open and get inside a man's consciousness with that, when I could not get near him
with any of the others, and when once inside, I can use him in whatever way suits me best. It is
much worn because I use it with nearly everybody, as very few people yet know it belongs to
me." It scarcely need be added that the Devil's price for Discouragement was so high that it
was never sold. He still owns it and is still using it.
Mr. Earl (Squirrely) Hatfield, cus;odian of the warehouse, is now a patiënt at the American
Legión Hospital, Battle Creek. "Squirrely" would appreciate hearing from some of
his friends here. Bob Snay is back with us again after an absence of two weeks. Bob had the
misfortune to sprain an ankle. Helen Breining is back at work after a two weeks' vacation. Helen
says she had a good rest, but it's nice to be back on the job. Martha Moynihan is a new employee in
the Salvage Dept. Glad to have you wüh üs, Martha. Ann Letsis has been transferred from
Salvage to Inspec+ion. Best of luck to you on your new ásbignríwt, Ann. Myrvin Stokka,
who hails .rom the "tall corn state," is now taking -Bob Davis' place in the stockroom.
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Andy Anderson started this week out right by putting in his appearance bright
and early Monday morning. What's this about Nimke finding a Yo in Red's desk???? From all reports we
hear there is going to be a little red gate at the stockroom door. All solicitors beware!!!!
Would someone please inform a certain precisión inspector the difïerence between live
ducks and decoys?
As Esther Phillips will teil you, even the mailing machines are streamlined to war production.
The machine shown in the photograph under Esther's skillful handling, will seal and stamp over 200
letters a minute, if you could feed at that speed. Packages up to one dollar can be stamped. If the
machine is set to the amount needed, the stamps are selected - wetted - and ready to be applied to
the package. One filling by the Post Office will carry through about a month's mailing - which
includes all the normal mailing of the company.
Argus Ladies' Bowling News (plant 2)
Twenty-four teams have entered the Ladies' Bowling League, topping last year's entries by
fourteen teams. The big boost in entries this year made it advisable to divide the group into two
leagues, one from each plant. The league from Plant 1 will bowl on Wednesday evening and Plant 2
will bowl Monday evening. The old league wants to wish the new one lots of luck. We hope to have
some good match games with them next spring. The many departments in Plant 1 are well represented.
Here are the teams and their captains: Accounting, Ruth Keiler; Machine Shop, Leona Smith; Victory,
Rhea McLaughlin ; Inspection, Petie Exelby; Engineering, Thelma Livesay; Paint Shop, Ethel Soli; Ri
veting, Cora Maynard; Planning, Peggy Allen; Dials, Mary Tucker; Sales, Clem Donner; Personnel,
Hilda Dono van; Cafeteria, Ori Wetherbee.
The first night of bowling started off with some record scores. Francés Soderholm with a
184 helped her Engineering team take top honors for high single game of 713, and high three games of
1935. Francés took the prize last year for low game, but it looks like she is going after the
high game honors this year. The Sales team is starting off with a bang this year. They are tied with
Engineering for first place. All the new teams did well, and we're glad to have them with us to make
a good League. j Thanks to the boys who made our team standing board. It is hanging , i the first
floor corridor. By watching th board each week you can teil the pro gress the -girls are making. ■
Any girl wishing to substitute may d so by giving her name, address and sane to Laura Egeler, Leagu
See-Aary. The officers for the Plant I League Petie Exelby, President; Sally TOiper,
Vice-Presid.pñt; Verald Adams, Treasurer; Laura Egeler, Secretary. Here are the teams and the
captains for Plant 2: Assembly 1 - Winifred Fraser, Assembly 2 - Francés Hill, Assembly 3 -
Doris Skelding, Assembly 4 - Lois Conkey, Assembly 5 - Mary Jane Hartman, Assembly 6 - Eva Baker,
Inspection - Alyce Miresse, Paint - Norma Estep, Machine - Lucille Brazee, Cementing - Wilma
Litteral, Polishing - Annabelle Farmer, Office - Nellie Hecox.
Ned (strike' Em) Graef
A young lady went into a drug store "Have you any Lifebuoy?" she asked "Set the
pace, lady," said the clerk "set the pace."
Flinging Those Maples
The lid has been pried off the 1943-44Argus League, and the twenty teams are off to a good start.
There_.are twelve teams from Plant 1 and eight from the Optical plant. This is an increase of two
teams over the eighteen team league that Argus had last year. After the first tiree weeks of
bowling, the stanaings how that the Office No. 1 team, which ïas won the championship for the
last iwo years again has ideas of going places ir e quite interested in another title. Out of the
twelve games rolled so far the office five has won ten. These games have been won with the champs
not being forced to extend themselves too much. It is too early in the season to establish any
favorites, but one can be certain that this veteran team is not going to give up its claim on the
title without first giving up a terrific argument to any of the other teams. In the second slot
there are three teams with identical
averages. Tool Room, Paint Shop, and the Argus Aces have all won nine of their twelve games, and
each is confident of ousting the office from the top spot. The first two mentioned are holdover
teams of last year, while the Aces is one of the new teams. The rest of the league is pretty well
evened up, with the exception of the Argus Polishers, who are starting out as if they meant to be
sole occupants of the cellar. Winning one game so far this year, the Polishers have a record of one
win and eleven losses. For the past two years the Machine No. 2 team has held that position, but
perhaps the Polishers will save them that embarrassment for this year. There are many new faces in
the Argus League this year, and this should be the most successful of any of the
mg seasons that International has had. The interest that has been aroused in bowling here at
International can be realized when one considers the growth of the league since it was first
organized four years ago. At that time there were six teams, but each year has seen an increase
until there are now twenty teams. The women have topped this number by placing twenty-four teams in
their two leagues, which gives a grand total much greater than any other league in the city. The
introduction of bowling at International has done a great deal towards the establishing of the good
fellowship, which is so prominent here in the two plants.
Optical Ladies' Bowling League
The Argus Optical Ladies Bowling League of Plant 2 got off to a flying start last Monday night
with twelve teams competing. We extend a hearty welcome to the sixty-eight new girls and hope this
will be a victorious season and loads of fun. The officers of the Optical Ladies' Lieague are:
President, Nellie Hecox; Vice-president, Winnie Fraser; Secre;ary, Francés Hill; and
Treasurer, Norma istep. Doris Skelding rolls a neat ball and is eading our League with an average of
52. Nellie Hecox is second with an average of 141. The high score Monday night was Doris Skelding's
172. Luck was with Dorothy Schallhorn when she picked up a 3-10 split. This is
■ Dorothy's first year of bowling, and at the rate she is going it looks like she'll be leading
the League before the season is over. Optical Assembly No. 2 had high score for three games with a
total of 1804 pins. The Assembly No. 6, better known as the "Big Five," tops them all. Eva
Baker is their captain and they've really got what is takes. Wow!
The golfing season is in its last stages, and even though the International Golf Club was not as
successful as was first expected, the results cannot be considered too bad, as this was the first
year and the club was organized quite late in the season. The concluding tournament was held at
Stadium Hills, and there was just a fair turnout for this play. First place honors were won by the
team captained by our president, Robert Howse. Finding the Stadium Hills layout much to his liking
Howse carded a net score of 69, and this presented his team with a two-stroke margin. The foursome
captained by the sharp-shooting Norm Tweed walked off with the place prize, while Schlencker for the
second time in a row got into the money by leading his team in the show position. In the city
tournament Red Weid, a member of the Argus Club, gave an
hibition of how the game should be played. In the qualifying round, Red broke all records for the
tournament by coming in with a sub-par round of 69 over the Barton Hills club. Red then waltzed
through his opponents with comparative ease, and in the finals appeared on his way to an easy
victory over Louie Wenger. Three up at the end of the first nine, it seemed to be just a question as
to when Red would end the match. But
on the back nine the breaks were definitely against the redhead and Wenger finally tied up the
match on the seventeenth and won the city title on the eighteenth. It was a heart-breaking defeat,
but Red deserves a lot of praise for his play and his sportsmanship during the playing of this
The Argus Radio team carne through in the play-offs with Wells Clothes and are the champions of
the Industrial League for the third year in a row. In the regular scheduled season these two teams
battled on even terms, and the fans were expecting a real battle in the fight for the crown. They
were not disappointed and the series went the full limit with the final and deciding game going
twelve innings. The game for the championship was a pitchers' battle between Bernie Fisher of Radio
and "Socko" Bartoloci of the Wells team. At the end of the regulation seven innings the
teams were deadlocked at two runs each. In the twelfth inning Rube Egeler was given free
transportation to first. Louie Belleau then sacrificed Rube to second. With the championship of the
league resting on this run, the faster &tepping Jimmie Devlin was placed as a pinch runner.
Clyde Melton, the next batter than lined a hit through the infield to the rover, sending Devlin to
third, and when the Wells rover attempted a late throw to first, Jim rounded third and headed for
home. Before the first baseman could make a throw to the plate, Devlin had slid across with the
winning run and the Industrial League championship. It was a well played series, and was a fitting
climax to a very successful year. The Radio ten deserves a lot of credit for their play this year,
and we all congratúlate them on their third successivp
championship. The Argus Optical team did not gain too much satisfaction out of their play in the
Industrial League, but in the district tournament the plant two representative played real ball and
went in the finals before losing out to Moose of Ypsilanti. Bob Bellow who pitched the entire
tournament for the Optical team did some fancy chucking in this series. In the first three games
Bellow sent the opponents down in order and allowed only two runs in these games. But this pitching
took its toll and in the finals Bellow weakened and Moose won the game by the score of 6-3. The play
of the Optical team in the district tournament proved that their play in the late part of the
Indusrial League was no flash in the pan. International can mention with pride the success of their
two teams. The two teams were treated to a picnic at the Germán Park by the Argus Recreation
Club to officially close the season. Beverage and lunches were served, after which a few friendly
games of "galloping dominóes" held sway. We understand that the plant one
attendants were successful in teaching some of the finer arts of the game. All had a very enjoyable
time and their many thanks to the Argus Club for a nice Saturday afternoon and evening. There's a
rumor drifting about that women can't be graceful bowling. We think that's a matter for debate. How
about it, folks?
Letters From Soldiers
Due to the limited space and the large number of letters received, we have been forced to
discontinue printing the entire letter, but we will acknowledge each and every one and print items f
rom as many as possible. Let us hear from you, if only to keep us posted as to your address. Red
Conway received the following V-Mail letter from Paul Haines: Helio Red: Well, here I am somewhere
in England and have just found time to write you and the gang. I am living in a nice place and we
have swell food. I like my work very much but would much rather be back with you. How is all the
gang? I hope they are all well and happy. People back home really have a lot to be thankful for.
Over here the people have gone through heil and back again. I heard in my letter from my wife that
the factory is starting up the bowling league again. I hope the stockroom does better this year. You
should go to town without me to hold you down. Say helio to all the gang for me and give the girls
my love. Please write soon and often. Yours, PAUL. A letter from Cpl. Al. Stitt gives a change of
address, though he's still at Camp Cooke. Keep up that shooting score. We're proud of all our boys
and gals, too, in the service. They and all the others like them are going to keep that "good
old Yankee Way." Pfc. Robert Haines sends a letter with the longest return address we've ever
seen. Mighty glad to get it, "Shorty" and also your praise of Argus Eyes. If they take
pictures where you are, how about one of you and your buddy from Sagina w? Letters loaned to us from
Pvt. Calvin Foster by his parents teil of many interesting things. The best one of all puts a stop
to all the guessing as to where Cal is located. It's some place in Alaska. Sincerely hope that
Victory Garden was a good one, how were the carrots? You make us envious telling about that company
baker and his pies and cakes. Esther is carrying on beautifully with the mailing machine, but she
and all of us will be happy to see you and all the boys back at International. A letter from Sgt.
Mitchell Hopper gives a new address. We'd like to see the next station for all you boys to be
"Home" and not just near. Though you didn't mention it, see you've gotten yourself a
John Kenne gives us a letter he received from Virgil Wilt. Here's hoping that you get sea duty if
that's what you want. Here are all our best vishes for good luck and a speedy return. Let's hear
from you whenever you have time, and give us "one" if you have a chance. Yes, Dick, we
still have a Purchasing Dept. We must, however, inform you that "Red" Conway won't be able
to do ! what you asked. He's "on the wagon" and has been for the past four months or so.
Dick would like to hear from all of you. Come on, let's write. A letter from Capt. Robert Whitmore
sends a new address and his thanks for the Argus Eyes. The pleasure is ours, Robert, for it is a
link between you in the service and us here at International. Any news or pictures you'd like to
send in would be welcome. A letter from Pvt. F. V. Wright tells that he's at Fort Custer. He arrived
there by way of Camp Grant and Hawthorne, California, after about 5 months in the army to train as
an M. P. Good luck, "Joe," and maybe you'll get a pass and be able to pay us a visit soon.
Harold Forbes loaned us a V-mail from Sgt. Cari Poe, or as you no doubt remember him,
"Red" Forbes. He tells us that he's in Sicily, arriving with our invasión f orces.
Good luck, "Red," and with God willing, may your next invasión be back to dear old
Ann Arbor town.
Formerly Mailing Clerk, Plant 1, now in Alaska with the U. S. Army.
Now In Blighty
SSgt. Richard M. Gainey, now stationed somewhere in England with the Air Corps. He worked with us
in Material Control, Plant 1.
This next letter speaks not only for its writer, but it seems to be just about everyone's
thoughts, so we'll let it speak for itself. Lemoore, Calif. September 10, 1943 Dear Naomi: I'm
writing this to you and hope you will convey my thanks to the plant people for continuing to send
"Argus Eyes." Boy, you don't know how good it is to see those pictures and to read the
news of the happenings of the plant. I'm almost through with my third phase of training - that is
Basic Flying. I am flying twin-engined ships, A-17's and sometime the last part of this month I go
on to advanced school where I fly B-25's. I'm training to be a medium bomber pilot. This last
week-end I finished shopping for my ofïicer's clothes. Sure seems funny from an instrument
maker to an ofïicer. But I guess it takes all kinds to make an army. I'd like it if you would
put part of this anyway in the Argus paper, so perhaps some of my old friends could write me. From a
very grateful soldier. Thanks, JOHNNY CARVER. Any address that we have may be obtained by leaving
the request at the main guard's desk, or sending it to Naomi Knight, Plant 1. Sorry to say, however,
that we don't have each person's address now in service, so if you know any former employees now in
service, please send us their address so we can send them the paper. The OWI has requested that
service addresses are not published in the paper.
Dept. 42 News
We have added a new member to our staff - Miss Marguerite Guild. We are happy to have Marguerite
with us. Olive Welch has returned to school teaching. She will be at Whitmore Lake this year.
Mrs. Adeline Opheim has received some good news from her husband, Pvt. Henry Opheim. In March he
received a broken leg while training in África. He has now fully recovered and is awaiting
reassignment. Pvt. Opheim has been in the service since May, 1942, and in África since
January of this year. He took his basic training at Camp Crowder, Mo., and Tyler Commercial College,
Tyler, Texas. Then he was transferred to a tank destróyer battalion at Camp Hood, Texas. Cpl.
Noble Ward really has us guessing about his military status. Cheer up, girls. You'll still hear his
pleasant voice over the P. A.
Pat Brindle spent her vacation at Fort Riley, Kansas, visiting Pvt. W. (Woody) Wood. She was
accompanied by the parents of Pvt. Wood. She tells us that Fort Riley consists of about 25,000
acres. While there, they stayed at Camp Function, the cavalry replacement center. Watching the boys
drill and parade and listening to the Camp Function band concert, which was broadcast over CBS, were
some of the highlights of their stay. Pat reports that the meals at the Service Club are really
wonderful, and very reasonable, too. In Kansas City they even asked them how they wanted their beef
cooked. Can you imagine that? Pat adds that the boys at Fort Riley are getting the best of care plus
wonderful training in a beautiful camp. The living quarters are all large, comfortable, permanent
barracks. Helen Fraser of Optical Assembly and Mildred Williams and Opal Conley of Inspection spent
Labor Day week-end in Kentucky. They all had a grand time. Ken Kaufïman is back to work after a
good two weeks of vacationing. Most of the time was spent at Torch Lake near Traverse City, where
Ken enjoyed the fishing, boating and golfing.
They teil me your wife is outspoken." "By whom?"
Here's Dick Kroll, Dept. 24, shopping in Detroit for radio parts. Dick tests the M-P 28 BA. That
sorry look on Dick's face tells the story. Radio parts and hen's teeth are in the same category.
Helen Reason And Friend
Helen Reason, Plant 2 Inspection, had her vacation while her boy friend, Pvt. Max E. Reynolds,
was home on furlough.
Sgt. Don Strite
Stationed at Gamp Hale. Gola. Formerly worked in the Paint Shop, Piar 1. His wife will he
remembered as Do: Allen, of our SalesDèptr ►- "■-
Opal Conley, Bernice Wilson, Dorothy Elsifor, Betty Williams and Barbara Bultman had their first
bowling game Monday night. We hear they all did very well for a beginning. Keep up the good work,
girls. Practice makes perfect. When the papers announced that Lady Godiva would ride down Broadway
to advertise a forthcoming movie, the streets were mobbed. It was so long since anybody had seen a
Visits Argus Friends
Lieutenant Norm Symons, former employee of the machine shop, paid us a visit recently. Norm
combined his work here with his studies at the University. He left us in February, 1942, to attend
the Ordnance School here at the University. Then he went to Detroit to work as an ordnance
inspector. He enlisted in the Army November, 1942, and was sent to Miami Beach for his basis
training. After completing the work in Miami, he was transferred to O. C. S. at Aberdeen Proving
Grounds, Aberdeen, Md. Norm celebrated his 21st birthday March 21 by graduating f rom Aberdeen with
a commission as Second Lieutenant. This spring he returned to Miami Beach as a squadron commander in
charge of about 400 men. Early this summer he was sent back to Aberdeen to attend ammunition school
for officers. When he returns to Miami this time, he will be an instructor in the Army Ordnance
School there. The folks at Argus who knew Norm are mighty proud of the splendid work he is doing and
the progress he has made. Best of luck to you, Lieutenant Symons.
Dept. 18 News
Vanee -Murray is bagk f rom his vacation. Vanee claims -he, went to Chelsea a few times for a
couple of short beers. Glad to have you back, old boy. Walter Clawson has put his roller skates away
since Vanee carne back. Anne Johnson has returned from her trip to Arkansas.
WANTED A sweet young lady for an eligible bachelor. Anyone interested see Scotty on 3rd
The happy foursome are, left to right: TCorp. Edward Kreski, best man; Vicki Polish, formerly of
Personnel, maid of honor; the bride, Vicki's sister, Tillie Polish; and the groom, Sgt. Roy Yurich.
Both Vicki and Tillie will make their homes in Denver, Colorado, where this picture was taken.
Tillie's husband is connected with an Army hospital in Denver. Their old gang here wish them all the
very best of everything.
An alarm clock, in good condition. See Helen Breining in the Salvage Department. , ESTAB"
ISHED 1901 Conen's ABE COHÉN, OWNER JEWELRY, SPORTING GOODS MOT1ON PICTURE EQUIPMENT MUSICAL
INSTRUMENTS, ETC. 119? Fi FVENTH AVE. ALTOONA, PA. Mr. HomerHilton Aug. 2.1943 co International
Industries Ann Arbor Mlch. Doar Mr. Hilton: Just to show the tremendous advertising power of your
trade magazine, "Argus Eyes"( of course I am only Joking) as It io a very fine sheet, and
I enjoy every issue, I am sending you an alarm clock, the following clipping will be self
explanatory, plea3a aee that Miss or Mrs . Helen Brenlng gets it, we had a shipment of twelve come
in and thls is the last one, if she dont want It return It. Hoping you are well agam, and regards to
Mr. Cráwford and every one. Very Truly Yours, AC :AB Cohenst L-
We extend a welcome to Mr. Clarence VanderSloot of the Ordnance Dept. of Plant 2. Van's home is
in Grand Rapids. He comes to us from the Detroit Ordnance District, where he was an X-Ray
technician. Van tells us that he thinks our plant is a grand place to work and, of course, we're
glad to hear him say that. We think so, too, Van.
Clifford worked for Greg Letsis, Dept. 33, Plant 2. He took his basic training at Camp Wheeler,
Georgia, where he was advanced to a Private, First Class. He took his Ranger training in Sicily and
is now in active combat somewhere in the Italian war theater.
The Fowler brothers are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fowler. Mr. Fowler is a guard at Plant 1.
Likes Argus Eyes
Andy Kendrovics is now stationed at Kodiak, Alaska. Andy finds that his radio experience at
International comes in very handy. He is a Radio Technician 3c in Communications work. He says that
Argus Eyes looks mighty good to him in this country up near the northern lights.
Miss Barbara Shimpke will be leaving soon to serve in the Women's Marine Corps. She was sworn in
Sept. 13 and is now waiting orders. Barbara worked in Optical Assembly, Plant 2. She will be greatly
missed, but we're proud to have one of our girls in the Marines. What is a budget? Well, it is a
method of worrying befor? vou spend, instead of afterwards.
Bemis Brothers Now Overseas
These handsome sailors are George Bemis (pictured with his commanding ofïicer) and Marvin
Bemis. They are brothers of Katie Bauer and Viola Bemis. Both have just completed their boot
training at Great Lakes and are now on active duty.
Stationed at Richmond, Va., will be remembered as an engraver in Eddie Girvan's Dept., Plant
The "moms" Say, "thank You"
As members of the "Moms' Club" - mothers of men in service - we look thru Argus Eyes
upon the workers of International Industries with pride and deepest gratitude for the wholehearted
cooperation and patriotic spirit they have shown in contributing toward the happiness and Christmas
blessing of our boys overseas. The folks at International have shown plenty of the spirit that will
lead the American Way to Victory. The "Moms" Club wants to thank each and
everyone of you. Signed:
Fluflfy: "Why did you run home last night?" Flossie: "I was being
Toolroom, Plant 2
All the fellas in the toolroom and friends in other departments will be glad to hear that Phil
Youngerman will soon be back to work. Phil underwent a serious operation some time ago and has been
recuperating at home. We'll all be happy to see you back, Phil. George Belanger has decided that Ann
Arbor is getting too crowded, what with the influx of war workers, etc. He is now going to bless
Horton, Michigan, by making his home there. The place being so far out in the country, I sincerely
hope he won't have too much trouble with the Sioux Indians, or is it the Iroquois up in those woods,
George? Two of the lads here, "Chuck" Cole and "Van" Broek, are getting the jump
on the rest of us. The prediction being that after the war everyone will be flying, these boys have
decided to learn now. "Chuck's" ambition almost relieved the beef shortage in these parts.
He and his instructor were placidly flying about above a cow pasture the other day when the motor
"konked" out. "What are you going to do now?" asked the instructor. Chuck, with
visions of an early grave, started looking around for a place to land. The only spot in sight was a
pasture with a large herd of cows roaming all over it. Chuck, not feeling like being a martyr,
nevertheless decided to relieve the meat shortage, and so he headed straight for the herd. At this
point the instructor switched the motor back on. It seems that part of the training is to watch out
for "spot" landings while flying, and he was merely checking up on his student. Harlaw
Pullen has been looking a little peaked lately. His wife is vacationing in Canada, and we wonder if
it's lack of sleep (worrying about his wife) or is it that you can't take your own cooking, Harlow?
Wanted: a buddy for Karl Seitz. Karl and Jim "Bob Burns" love were as close as the
Arkansas traveler and his Bazooka, but now that Jim is gone, Karl no longer has anybody to discuss
farming with. Don't be too sad, Karl, we're running this ad to find you a new pal soon. Well, that
all 'til later.
Plenty Of Alphabet, But No Soup
U. S. paratroopers don't depend on pot-luck when they drop in for dinner. Each man carries his
own kit of fighting fuel. It's the potent "K" ration which consists in reality of lots of
other letters of the alphabet - Vitamins A, BI, B2, C, P-P and D, as well as minerals like calcium,
phosphorus, iron and proteins and calories, neatly compressed into compact ounces. Not a banquet for
a king, but it's a real dynamite dose for flying fighters.
Women In War Production--here Are Safety Suggestions
Safety rules, such as the ones given below, are the result of long experience by insurance men.
They are sensible suggestions designed to safeguard your fingers, etc, and keep you from injuries.
You can insure future health and happiness by following them.
1. All protective clothing such as goggles, safetyshoes and rubber gloves, should be worn if they
are necessary in the safe performance of the job.
2. Finger rings, bracelets and other jewelry should not be worn if work is being performed on
moving machinery. If these items are caught in machinery, or if they come in contact with live
electrical parts, they may cause a serious in jury.
3. Work shoes should have low heels. 4. Open-toed shoes and shoes with very
thin soles or holes in the soles furnish little protection to the foot and are not suitable for
wearing in the plan. 5. In general, work garments should be reasonably snug; there should be no
loose flaps or strings, and pockets should be few and small. 6. Hair nets, or proper protection for
the hair, should be worn when working around moving machinery. 7. In case of sickness or in jury,
notify your supervisor at once.
8. Report all minor injuries, such as small cuts, bruises, scratches, burns and foreign particles
in the eye. 9. Learn to lift the correct way to avoid strains; bend your knees, keep your body
erect, then push upward evenly and gradually with your legs.
It's much easier and safer that way. 10. Don't .nverexert yourself in lifting. Get someone to
help you. 11. Always remember there is danger of falling when using stairways; never
run up or down. Keep one hand on the rail so you can catch yourself if you should stumble or
trip. 12. Keep the floor around your machine clean. 13. All oil or other liquids on the floor should
be removed immediately as they are definitely a slipping hazard. 14. Always use the safety devices
and guards provided for your protection. 15. If any part of your machine is not working properly,
notify your supervisor. 16. Do not go away and leave your machine running unattended. 17. Hand tools
should be used only when they are in first class condition. 18. Use only machinery and other plant
equipment with which you are familiar. 19. Pay strict attention to all warning signs and notices
posted in the shop by the company and faithfully carry out instructions contained therein. 20. Ne
ver distract the attention of another machine operator. You may cause her to receive a serious
"I guess you've gone out with worselooking fellows than I am, haven't you?" No answer.
"I say, I guess you've gone out with worse-looking fellows than I am, haven't you?"
"I heard you the first time. I was just trying to think."
We wonder where Larry Jones "bought" the chickens he had canned.
Vacationing On A Bicycle Built For Two
Eddie Girvan reports ihat the wealher man was kind to him during the t weeks' vacation which he
and Peggy spent at Grand Haven. Eddie secured a cottage atop a dune right on the shore of the lake.
Except tor a trip to Milwaukee on the Clipper, the Girvans spent most of their vacation time
sun-bathing, swimming, bicycling and boating. Both acquired a deep tan. Eddie took some marvelous
stills and colored movies with his Argus (free adv.). Little Gracie stayed home with Peggy 's sister
and the Donahues.
Lady Of Fashion- 1943
Dept. 24 News
George Cooke, inspector on the BA28 line, left for Army service Sept. 16. He was presented with a
cash token from his many friends here. George hopes the war will end soon, and that he will be able
to return to his work here. His place has been taken by Mrs. Diana Korosec from New Jersey. Best of
luck on your new job, Diana. We're all with you. Bud Wheeler and Dan Kagay have taken over the
coaching job to improve Lynn Dancer's bowling. Now, if we could get some one to do the same for Eric
Soderholm, we think the Inspectors' team would come out on top. FLASH. There has been an increase in
the Schwemmin household. It has large, brown eyes and is of the blonde type, and about five months
old. Oh, we won't keep you in suspense a moment longer. Florence has a cocker spaniel puppy. Now, if
we could just find her a horse, she would be a very contented girl. Thursday, September 23, the
Inspectors of the 4th floor, Plant 1, had a birthday party for Eric Soderholm. Songs were sung by
all and led by "Jim" Meidrum. We are at a loss as to the age of Eric, but would say
between 25 and 70. Many more happy birthdays, "Curly."
United Nations Facts
Have you seen the pretty diamond Rose Briggs is wearing now? Meivin Ecarius, Karl Kaschner and
Lewis Walther spent a week at Houghton Lake. You'd never guess why they hated to pack up and come
back to Ann Arbor! We're glad to have Celia Jeffries with us again after her visit at Ogden, Utah,
with her husband, Corp. Mike Jefïries. Vida Shipley, Dolores Wiederhoft and Bill Fischer don't
seem to miss those tonsils they had removed.
S. 2c William Walker of Great Lakes Naval Training Station visited our department a few days ago.
Ann Andrews spent a week visiting her parents and friends at Columbia Kentucky. Leonard Sajda
enjoyed a week-end in BufTalo recently. The days of inventory proved to be exciting ones for at
least seven girls - Alvina Brassow, Lillian Davis, Annabel Farmer, Arlene Holtzman, Ruthella Smith
and Wilma Kennedy. They spent the time at a cottage they rented at Crooked Lake.
Ken Sawyer and George Kennedy hated the thought of so many cherries being wasted, so they motored
to Traverse City and displayed some of their tree climbing skill. Marguerite Lochey enjoyed ha ving
her husband, S. lc John Lochey of San Diego, California, spend a few days with her. He has been
transferred to Norfolk, Virginia.
Horace Greeley was one of the most absent-minded of mortals. The editorial offices of the Tribune
were heated by warm air which was coaxed up from the boiler room through flues in the floor. One
cold Sunday afternoon Mr. Greeley came in from church and, puiling' off his boots, opened a flue,
thrü'st 'rus stockmged iee't 'irito tne slot, and was. spon immersed in the Sunday papers. }
The day foreman, prowling about, came upon his employer, and observed: "There's no heat coming
up from downstairs, Mr. Greeley." "You damned fooi," retorted Horace, "what did
you teil me that for? I was just getting nice and warm."
Portrait Of A Patriot
Everybody knows that it is next to impossible to separate a boy from his dog, or from his pet
pony. But when a fellow is too young for the Marines, or the Air Forcé, or a war job at
International, what's he going to do? The way Jackie figured, there's only one thing he can do, and
that's to scrape up all the cash he can and buy a war bond. Jackie made up his mind that he'd find a
$100 somehow. That meant sacrificing "Nig," his pet pony. It wasn't easy, but now Jackie
has a hundred dollar war bond and a nice feeling deep down in his heart that he's doing the best he
can. Jackie's mother, Mrs. Robert Donovan of our Personnel Dept. will miss "Nig" too, but
so long as Jackie's happy, everything is all right.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene K. Mathews are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a daughter, Sarah
Catherine. Young Sarah tips the scale at 7 lbs., 10 oz. She was born September 23 at St. Joseph's
hospital. Eugene says that Mrs. Mathews assures him that she'll "keep it if it doesn't look too
much like Eugene."
First Drunk: "Watcha lookin' for?" Second Drunk: "My pocketbook." First
Drunk: "Where'd you lose it?" Second Drunk: "Down the street." First Drunk:
"Why ya lookin' here for it?" Second Drunk: "More light." First Drunk:
Drilling Deep For H2o
Machine Shop--dept. 30
Scotty Watson, Inspection Foreman, started our bond drive off to a wonderful start with a $500
bond purchase from Ann Thayer, our bond captain. Now Mr. and Mrs. Watson have a real bond with their
son in the Army Air Force. She's cute and petite And a certain sailor thinks she's sweet A diamond
on her fingefir Which he thinks she's worth Must be the fellow is SK 2c Ralph Wirth (That explains
those week-end trips to Boston, Irma? Congratulations to you, Ralph, and the best of luck to both of
you.) Speaking of sailors, we in the machine shop want to say helio to all our boys in the armed
forces. S. 2s Adolph Steinke is now stationed in San Diego attending weiding school. Keep the good
work up, Adolph.
The little old red school house is beckoning back four of our friends, and we're going to miss
them all very much. Barbara and Jane McMahon are going to Michigan State College at East Lansing.
Kay Frey goes to Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti, and Dick Sell to U. of M. The Machine
Shop girls are limbering up the old bowling arm, as our Captain, Lucille Brazee, gets ready to lead
us on to a victorious season. Maxine Pierce, Bernice Macey, Helen Brazie and Ruby Uundermann make up
our team. Rumor has it that if the girls ever need a few pointers, Elmer will be glad to help. We
hear that he's quite a bowler.
Birthday Greetings To Eric
Our boss of inspection Has a birthday today How old it will make him I really can't say. I've
wanted to ask him But I know it's no use He is sure to supply Some flimsy excuse. So we've gathered
together To show our fine boss That of him we're quite proud. He really is "tops" I know
you'll agree, And very good-natured As each one can see. Now, Eric, to you - We wish with our might
Many more Happy Birthdays That for you are in sight.
United States army trucks resemble the prairie schooners of our pioneers for utility, not for
sentiment. These motor - ized covered wagons "get where they are going" with men and
supplies. The 2Ve ton truck costs about $2,000, or slightly more than the purchase value of 100 of
the $18.75 War Savings Bonds. We need thousands of these trucks. You can help pay for them by buying
U. S. War Savings Bonds every pay day.
Miss Lucille Miresse and Erwin Damzal of Ordnance Dept. announce their engagement. A wedding date
has not been set. Here's to the best of luck and loads of happiness.
"mortimer! Guess What! I've Been Raised 3 Cents An Hour!"
We Point With Pride
Nol so long ago we considered ihe view finder lens assembly for ihe "E" camera a very
tough problem. Since Ihen we have, wiih great success, assembled some of the most complicated
opiical insirumenls used in this global war. As far as the Assembly Department is concerned, all
credit for this achievement goes io the girls themselves, who, without previous experience in this
type of work, have helped produce scopes of such quality and quaniity that ihis company has had
official recognition from the U. S. War Department. They may well be proud that the scopes ihey
assembled helped bring aboui Rommel's downfall in África and served as the eyes of the guns
that protected ihe Casablanca conference. The very famous 75 mm. pack howitzers used by the
paratroopers, the first forces to land in Sicily, were equipped with our instrumenis. At the moment
we are preparing lo produce a new scope, which, in ihe opinión of Ordnance auihorities, is
one of the most iniricate and esseniial insirumenis yei devised. It has been designed wiih ihe
ihoughi in mind that the enemy has a scope of ihe same iype, superior to anyihing we have now. We
feel confideni ihai wiih the excellent work produced in ihe rest of ihe plant the Assembly
Department will do iis share in iurning out a product ihai will give our boys a definiie advantage
in any batile.
Pre-assembly And Ordnance
M-17 And Reticle Assembly
M1a1 And M-49 Assembly
Ed Sleezer. foreman of the Maintenance Dept., remembers when Plant 1 was the Michigan Furniture
Co. Ed first walked into Plant 1 in 1910. In those days he was a shipping clerk for the furniture
company. This is his tenth year wilh International Industries. During his first year or two with us
the Maintenance Dept. consisted of one hard-working young chap, and his name was Ed Sleezer. For two
or three years he took care of all the jobs that now keep busy a staff of fifteen, including:
millwrights electricians paper-balers, carpenters, plumbers, sweepers, etc. A factory mainienance
job is an endless one, and the constant wear and tear of normal use has been augmenled now by the
pressure of war production. Considering the scope and variety of jobs the Maintenance crew are
called upon to do, one can easily understand what Sleezer means when he says that he's "mighty
lucky that the men in Maintenance are good mechanics and most of them are over draft age."
Lefí to righi: Oswald Hoeft, boilerman and plumber. Among the many never-ending jobs of
íhis deparlmenl is the mainienance of "Oíd Betsy," our furnace boiler, which
eats up coal to the tune of about 300 tons a year. "Betsy" has been around since 1909, but
thanks to the swell care she's had f rom Sleezer and his gang, she passes the Inspector's test every
year with ílying colors. Next to Hoeft is John Steinke, assistant foreman and electrician.
Like Ed, Steinke is pretty much a jack-of-all-trades, as well as being the head electrician. At the
lathe is William Beard, expert in machinery repair and lathe work.
Foreground: Harry Kaufman, expert electrician. The next ihree, left lo righl, are: Roberi G.
Miller, Bill Thompson and Jesse Cope. Bill is Methods and Time Study upervisor. Miller and Cope work
wilh him. They build all sorls of gadgets and fixiures to make it easier for employees io do Iheir
work. Among their many producís are: foot resls, tote or carrying racks, racks for bags, etc.
They relieve many assembly bench problems and facilítale easier handling of maierials. All of
which reduces fatigue, of course, and creates smoother assembly operations. Bill and Ed's
departments work together closely and harmoniously. They use each oihers' tools, patriotically
making the best of the faciliiies they have. The fourth figure in this picture is Rollo Snyder,
expert millwright and plumber.
Here John Englehart, masier carpenter, works over a joinler, while Jim Weyman, Dept. 40, smiles
al the camera. We're noi sure aboui what Ihey're making, bui we know Ihai it isn'í a mouse
irap or a bird house.