This landscape by Jan Van den Broek, a member of the Argus Camera Club, is the firsl of many
inieresling phoíographs which will be a welcome addition to Argus Eyes. The Argus Camera Club
is a revival of the old Camera Club of some years ago. The present Club, as an activity within the
Club, will sponsor many interesiing phoiographic aciivities. Membership is open ío any
member of íhe Argus Recrealion Club inlerested in photography. We look forward to many
exhibiíions by the members, and we extend to íhem our sincere wishes for the best of
luck in iheir new venture.
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. Barkei 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. Printed in U. S. A.
Suggestion Plan Advisory Committee
Wm. C. Thompson, Suggestion Plan Manager for Plant 1, reported the f olio wing results of the
balloting: Office Group Roy Hiscock Machine Shop and Inspections Groups Harold Forbes Assembly
Groups Bud Wheeler All other departments . . . Herman Bayer Ernest Sinclair, Plant 2 Suggestion Plan
Manager, reports the following returns: Precisión Opties Howard McCombs Polishing John Long
Inspection Maxine Wichman Maintenance Harry Clark
■ COTICE I -K Will all those who know iheir af blood type please notify Mrs. WaíJ
ierworth, First Aid Room, Plant 1. - This does not in any way obligate J you to become a blood
"I was so embarrassed last night when I found you sitting on Paul's lap." "Why,
mother, that's what you told me to do." "Told you what?" "You said if he ever
got too smart, to sit on him."
"vic" Havens And Mother
For Bullets Now And Bread Later, Support The 4th War Loan Drive
We're beginning to feel safe now. we're even a little snug about it. But if we'll FACE FACTS,
we'll see what the score really is. We know there's a long march ahead to Rome. There's a still
longer march to Tokyo. And every foot of the way it's going to cost us something. After this war is
over we'll try to balance the books. We'll add up all the little things - the price for Freedom in
dollars and cents, and the big things - the loss of your son or mine. Yes, when this is over we'll
really feel the pinch, and that is when il will be too laie to do anything about it. Wouldn't it be
beiier io pay our way as we go along . . . sacrifice a little now and thus escape a greater
sacrifice later? YES, NOW IS THE TIME TO START BALANCING THE BOOKS. NOW IS THE TIME TO WIN THE WAR .
. . FOR BULLETS NOW AND BREAD LATER -SUPPORT THE 4th WAR LOAN DRIVE. Any employee can enlist in the
Fourth War Loan Drive. Requests for application blanks will be welcomed by our Personnel office. Get
your salesman's book today and start your own WIN THE WAR campaign. THE INDIVIDUAL SELLING THE MOST
BONDS IN HIS OR HER RESPECTIVE PLANT WILL RECEIVE A $25.00 WAR BOND. THE DEPARTMENT THAT SUBSCRIBES
TO THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF BONDS WILL RECEIVE AN ATTRACTIVE PLAQUE. GET YOUR BOND APPLICATION BLANKS
Take One Suggestion Form
Our revised Suggestion Plan is now streamlined for action. From here to Victory it's up to YOU.
You can speed that happy day by speeding your production suggestion to the nearest suggestion box.
Here are some pointers that will help you get your ideas across. Can you answer these questions: 1.
WHAT is to be improved? 2. WHY are you suggesting the improvement? 3. HOW can it be accomplished? 4.
WHO will be affected by the change? 5. WHERE will the improvement be put into effect? 6. WHEN will
the improvement be applicable? CAN I ELIMÍNATE 1. A part or parts (fabricated or such
standard parts as screws, etc.)? 2. An operation? 3. An excess finish? 4. Tooiing that is expensive
or unnecessary? 5. Unnecessary sorting or inspecting? 6. Waiting for any parts, tools or material?
CAN I COMBINE 1. Parts? 2. Operations? 3. Tooiing (dies, forms, blocks, jigs)? CAN I CHANGE 1. From
a difficult to a more simple operation? 2. From a hand operation to a machine or foot pedal? 3. The
sequence of operations to eliminate set-ups? 4. To use of fast-acting clamps, guides or stops, for
Dept. 27 News
Enjoyed a visit from Pfc. Chuck Weir during his furlough from Camp Keystone Heights, Florida.
Chuck had charge of the warehouses before entering the service. We are very happy to have Miss Edith
Garlick, Merble Wilson and Ernest Kilgallen in our department. We have to hand it to Ruth O'Hare
and Helen Breining for the delicious cakes they baked for John Shanahan and Dora Eichel on their
birthdays. And all this brings up the thought that it does us all a world of good to be working with
real people who know the meaning of work mixed with good humor at the right time. E. C. Hatfield
stopped in Monday to visit the gang. He is looking very well and is as jolly as ever.
100% For Victory
Debs Versus Dubs
We can't forecast the result of this Bowling Battle of the Sexes, but in an interview each
Captain gives his views of the outcome. Capt. Leola Sioner says: Our girls' team took the pants off
Curt's boys last year, but we're not too proud to give them a chance this year. There isn't much
left to take off, unless it's their shirts, this time. Of course, with all the young men in the
Army, we are not worrying about competition. Adams is a big guy, but his bragging is much better
than his bowling. Maybe if he beats the girls this time, he wilï consent to bowl a man's team
next time. . Captain Curt Adams says: There will be no doubt of the final score in this battle
between the sexes in the Annual Bowling Match. Other years the inate chivalry of man's imperial race
has given way to the fair and frail sex, but since the woman has demanded a social parity between
the sexes, now literally and figuratively she wears the trousers. She has equal rights, and the vote
- we can't do much about the equal rights and the vote, but we can lick the pants off 'em, and we
will. Editor: It looks as if both teams will be wearing kilts after the game. A soldier on furlough,
confronted with what he deemed an emergency, wired his commanding officer: WHOSOEVER FINDETH A WIFE
FINDETH A GOOD THING. PROVERBS 18:22. THEREFORE REQUEST IS MADE FOR FIVE DAYS FURLOUGH
EXTENSIÓN. MY CONFIDENCE IN YOU TELLS ME YOU'LL AGREE. Whereupon the CO replied: PARTING IS
SUCH SWEET SORROW. ROMEO AND JULIET. ACT II, SCÈNE 2. EXTENSIÓN DENIED. MY CONFIDENCE
IN YOU ASSURES ME YOU'LL BE BACK IN TIME.
Plant 2 Ladies' Bowling League
1. Assembly 2 2. Office 3. Assembly 1 4. Polishing 5. Cementing 6. Inspection 7. Assembly 4 8.
Assembly 3 9. Paint 10. Assembly 6 11. Machine 12. Assembly 5 The original No. 3 Assembly team has
dropped out of play and has been replaced by a team captained by Helen Snyder. Aliñe Debo,
Betty Pelton, Dorothy Bergren and Virginia Ross make up the rest of the team. Though they are all
practically beginners in League bowling, they are really doing all right and have already gone up to
seventh place in the line-up.
Department 41 News
Lorraine Devlin is on leave of absence to visit her husband at Camp McCain, Miss., before he goes
overseas. Dorothy Haines is on leave to visit her husband, Bob Haines. They are spending some of
Bob's furlough visiting her parents in Ohio. Alice Weir's son, Charles, is home on a two week
furlough from Keystone Army Airfield, Florida. Paul Haines was promoted to Corporal recently. He
worked in Plant 1, Stockroom, before entering' the service. Mrs. Haines works in Dept. 41.
Department 40 News
Lois Conkey is back on the job af ter an absence of about five weeks. Glad to see you, Lois. The
M-72 assembly lines are happy once more. Helen Fraser, their stock handler, is back after being at
home w-ith the "flu" for a couple of weeks.
Hale And Hearty
Argus Recreation Club And Girls' Bowling Leagues Commended And Thanked For Christmas Gifts
Christmas comes again to the Hospital through the thoughtrulness and generosity of many who wish
to share what they have with others less fortúnate perhaps It is an inspiring time to learn
from those who give and those who receive. C-ifts play a large part in the sequence of days, but
Christmas is more a spirit of sharing a warmth of happiness and fellowship. Every little girl had a
lovely dolí for her very own to keep and take home with her. Each stocking was packed
thoughtfully, keeping in mind the requests of the particular child. Nor was that so easy because
sometimes, you know, we must scratch our heads to bring to the child what he wants, what is
available, and what is possible One very sick little boy wrote to Santa for a red wagon, and believe
it or not Santa dehvered that wagon a few days before Christmas, and I saw the little boy sitting
like a king on his pillows taking a very little ride. I do not believe that a happier Christmas has
come to the patients. There was fun and laughter and songs. Even the little seven-year-old who had
never seen Santa managed to shake hands with him, and wish him well, despite the excitement. The
adults joined, each in his own way, the Christmas movie, the gaiety, the preparations. The new gift
of a radio-victrola brought additional, beautiful music for the day and many days, while books and
magazines reach out for many happy hours in the new year. Your gift, with others, has made this
possible and, on behalf of the patients whom we both serve, may I extend the Season's Greetings.
Very sincerely, DOROTHY KETCHAM, Director Social Service Department University Hospital A similar
letter was received by the Plant 1 Girls' Bowling League. And the following letter was addressed to
Nellie Hecox and the Plant 2 Girls' Bowling League: Dear Miss Hecox: I wish to take this opportunity
to thank the girls of the Bowling League who donated the lovely new toys and gifts to our
organization for distribution at Christmas. We certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness and want you
to know that they went to make boys and girls in this community happy at Christmas. The need
naturally was not as great this year as in past years, due to working conditions, but we had a list
of about 100 children to care for, so your gifts came in very handy. Please pass this letter around
so that all the girls who had any part in the contribution will share in our thanks. Sincerelv
Cards Of Thanks
Thanks f or the lovely plant. I hope j to be back on the job soon. Mary Roy. Gorton Stevens sends
an attractive ! thank-you card which reads: I'm not so good at saying "thanks,"
But I do hope you'll know I'm really far more grateful Than these few words can show. Dear Club
Members: I wish to thank you for the lovely flowers sent to me during my recent illness. I am back
on the job and feeling fine again.
Th i 5 One, of Ttfese. Some. of These Zofj of Tese.
Argus Ladies' League Highlights
High ieam game withouí handicap Inspection 751 High ieam wiih handicap Planning 807 High
team 3 games without handicap Inspection 2055 High team 3 games with handicap Planning 2111 High
individual game Leola Stoner 217 High individual 3 games Dorothy Jacobus 545 Several are tied for 4
strikes in a row. Alma Fox has 9 spares in a row, having a game of 175. Jackie Schaffer has 5 splits
in one game.
The Ladies' League gets hotter and hotter as the weeks go by. Cafetería took an awful dip
when the Victory team broke loose and took three games from them. Eolah Bucholz set the pace for the
Victors with a 470 series. Two other members had over 400 and the girls were pretty happy. Dials
took three games from Personnel to put them in first place position with Cafetería.
Accounting and Inspection are tied for second place and the rest of the teams are following close.
We heard from Bette Sachs, who used to bowl with the Engineering team before she left to study at
the Mayo hospital. She said, not showing any favoritism, she hoped Inspection was in second place
following Engineering, but I'm sorry to report that the Engineering team is struggling along holding
sixth place. I think they miss Bette. The League has a swell bunch of substitutes and we sure
appreciate having them. It's lots of fun when the Argus girls bowl. When you hear a squeaLvoii know
Daisy Harmes, Grace Heñís or Mary Watson had a strike or some' team won a close game,
or something. J To all of us bowling is a wonderful way to get away iL'rom everything. We have such
a good time, we forget all the hard things in life and have a swell time just being ourselves.
A Thriving Threesome
The Radio Wildcats are still holding onto first place and have a four-game lead over the Lens
Maintenance and International Inspection teams, which are deadlocked in second place. The Wildcats
have been winning regularly during the last month and have given challenging teams little
opportunity of narrowing the gap. The Wildcats did run into trouble when they tangled with the
Inspectors, but the leaders seem to have fully recuperated from their beating. The Wildcats were
really tamed by the Inspection team and lost three games to the persistent Inspectors. It was
thought that-the leaders would have the jitters af ter thTs shellacking, but the following week they
bounced back, winning all four games. It is quite certain that the top team is not going to fold
the stretch, and if they are to be ousted, one of the challenging teams will have to go on quite
a rampage. Tommy Langlois, Gene Livesay, Kirk "Match Me" Fisher, Gordon Stevens and Capt.
"Lefty" Kendrovics feel sure that their ñames are going to be inscribed on the
bowling championship trophy. The Lens Maintenance team is making a desperate fight to win the
championship for the Optical Plant, and are causing a lot of headaches in the League. When this team
started its climb, it was considered just a mild threat, but maintaining a torrid pace for the past
two months has proved that this team has what it takes and will not be counted out until they are
mathematically eliminated from the race. Another team from the Optical división that has been
moving at a fast clip lately is the Argus Wildcat team. Spending much of the early season trying to
elude the cellar,
this team has gone on a winning spree that has carried it into lfth place. The members of this
team have their sights higher than flfth place, so the leading teams better take heed and watch the
progress of another bunch of snarling wildcats. These two teams are the only representatives of
Plant 2 in the first división, so the responsibility of winning a championship for the
Optical Plant will be left to these two aspirants. It is quite an order, but either of these two
teams seems to be capable of the assignment. Lens Office and Argus Polishers are having a battle
over the cellar position. The Polishers, after occupying that position early in the season, seemed
to be safely out in the clear when they won eleven of twelve games. But in the past weeks this team
has run into trouble and has now slipped back into a tie with Lens Office in the cellar.
The Machine No. 1 team posted a three-game total that stands a good chance of being high for the
year. The Machine Shop five "borrowed" "Lefty" Kendrovics from the leading
Wildcat team, and his performance must have caused the team to outdo themselves. The totals were:
Kendrovics 575, Mo. Howe 545, Russ Conley 545, Ed Bethke 510 and Chamberlin Doman 401.
Department 28 News
Bob Morton was plenty thrilled when he got his IA classification card. Having been rejected twice
by the Navy, he hopes he will still be in IA when he has his final physical soon. The ten-gallon
hat, so much talked about in our department, has sprung a bad leak. For the better, we hope?
Letters From Soldiers
Dear Friends: Received today my first copy of "Argus Eyes." You can't imagine how
welcome it was. I laid on my bunk and read every word of it. The turkey on the cover looked very
delicious. We in the service didn't miss our turkey this year. They take pretty good care of us. It
was swell to see so many familiar ñames and faces in the paper. I hope that a lot of you will
write me a letter now and then. Mail is such a welcome thing to a soldier. I'd like to hear from
anyone who would be kind enough to write. I thought perhaps that the editors of "Argus
Eyes" would be interested in printing the enclosed picture. I'm sure many of your readers would
like to see it and save it. Again, thanks so much for "Argus Eyes." I hope you will
continue to send it to me. Sincerely, Keni Wilcox. A letter from Pfc. Maynard Wirth, N.S.M.C.,
expressed his thanks for the paper and the Christmas gift, and also his wish to hear from all the
"old gang." (How about it, all you former camera workers, let's drop Maynard a line?)
Here's luck, Maynard and hope you continue to stay in perfect form. A V-Mail from Cpl. Henry A.
Stitt (Al.) tells a little about his life as an American soldier in England. Also high praises for
Argus Eyes. Yes, Al, the old Honor Roll is getting larger day by day, but so far we've only one
"Gold Star" - Pvt. Clifford C. Fowler, an Infantry Ranger, killed in Italy - and, God
willing, we hope there are no more. Cheerio and the best of luck, Al. A letter from Pfc. George
Gillen, who's been stationed in England for more than a year, this having been his second Christmas
there. (You must have a bit of an accent by now, "Old Top.") We're hoping that you'll be
able to keep that date to see us in 1944. Yes, it's a big job all of you fellows are doing and we
here at home are mighty proud of those fighting Yanks all over the world. We know you'll win. A
letter from Pvt. Harold Mangus, also stationed in England, Jimmy Barker and Ted Humphreys will have
to have long talks with the boys when they arrive home. We're happy to know that you enjoy Argus
Eyes, and that the box sent by the Argus Club arrived safe and sound. We're sorry, Harold, but we
were asked not to print the boys' addresses. That is a government ruling. However, we can send you
Joe's. Our best to you.
A card from Cpl. A. R. Crabb (Al) sends his thanks for the Xmas box. Christmas cards were
received from SSgt. Richard Lyons, Sgt. Richard Gainey, Cpl. Norman Egeler, in addition to those
mentioned in the last edition. Service men who were visitors recently include: Pvt. Francis (Joe)
Wright, Pfc. Robert Haines, N.S.M.C. Cpl. A. R. (Al) Crabb, Pvt. Laurence Dieterle, Pvt. Earl Pratt,
Seaman 1c Robert John Schaffer, Lt. R. F. Forester, Lt. George L. Winans, Pvt. Charles Weir, Sgt.
Dean W. Titus, Jr. Mrs. Lucille Gillespie loans Argus Eyes a letter from Fredericka Waldron, who is
now with the American Red Cross in Iran. Fritzie says it's swell to get Argus Eyes, because it
"helps to keep up with news of all her friends" here. She has had several visits with Sgt.
Roy Bird, who is stationed nearby. Her work with the Red Cross keeps her traveling most of the time
between the two hospitals in that part of Iran. A large newspaper advertisement of one of New York's
leading department stores, Lord & Taylor, spoke of primary colors as ... "the blazing red
of fire . . . the deep green of the forest . . . etc." The next day this letter was received at
the store: Dear Lord & Tailor: My name is Susan. I am in the second grade. I can spell pretty
good. I am going on eight years old. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue. Yours truly, Susan
If you love yourself better than anyone else in the world - if you're never haunted by visions of
18-year-old boys dying while defending you - buy WAR BONDS for purely selfish reasons. Ten years
from now, you'll have a fine annuiiy coming in.
Argus Basketball Team
The Argus Basketball Team is made up of the following: Red Weid, Bill Huffman, Bud Roberts, Dick
Frederickson, Bob Isaacson, Don Crump, Jim Derlin, Jim Swaney, Bob Hahn, Vic Tasker, Art Push,
Merton Fleishman. INDUSTRIAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE 1944 Tuesday, Jan. 11 7:15 Fire Department vs. Argus
8:30 King Seeley vs. East Quadrangle Tuesday, Jan. 18 7:15 Fire Department vs. Tyrants 8:30 Argus .
vs. King Seeley Tuesday, Jan. 25 7:15 King Seeley vs. Tyrants 8:30 East Quadrangle vs. Argus
Tuesday, Feb. 1 7:15 King Seeley vs. Fire Department! 8:30 East Quadrangle vs. Tyrants Tuesday, Feb.
8 7:15 Fire Department vs. East Quadrangle 8:30 Tyrants vs. Argus Tuesday, Feb. 15 7:15 Fire
Department vs. Argus 8:30 King Seeley vs. East Quadrangle Tuesday, Feb. 22 7:15 Fire Department vs.
Tyrants 8:30 Argus vs. King Seeley Tuesday, Feb. 29 7:15 King Seeley vs. Tyrants 8:30 East
Quadrangle vs. Argus Tuesday, Mar. 7 7:15 King Seeley vs. Fire Department i 8:30 East Quadrangle vs.
Tyrants Tuesday, Mar. 14 7:15 Fire Department vs. East Quadrangle 8:30 Tyrants vs. Argus Tuesday,
Mar. 21 7:15 Runner-up Championship 8:30 City Championship 1. Only players named on team lists are
eligible to play. No additions to players' list can be made except for men entering military
service. 2. Teams musí be ready to play five (5) minutes after schedule time. 3. Eight (8)
minute quarters will be played in this league with one (1) minute intermission between lst and 2nd
quarters and 3rd and 4th quarters, and ten ; (10) minutes between halves or 2nd and 3rd quarters. 4.
The team having the highest standing in each league will play for the city j championship March 21.
The two teams having the second highest standing will play for the consolation championship on March
21. All games will be played at the Slauson School.
2nd Lt. George Winans
Mixed Doubles Tournament
It was Argus night at the alleys Sunday evening, Jan. 23, when 53 couples took part in the mixed
doubles tournament. Irv Domzel burned up the alleys with his 575 teries and his partner, Lucille
Miresse, was over her average to help them win the first prize. By Aldrich and Roy Hiscock had quite
a battle to see who would pay the fee. By lost by five pins. Sy Harding took part with a rousing 364
series, tephanie Gala was off the beam, too, so they didn't place on the prize list. Not bad for a
beginner, Sy. Last year's champs, Leigh Thomas and Ori Wetherbee, missed the prizes by one pin (that
was that ten pin you missed, Leigh). Leola Stoner with 466 and Hank Klager with 539 had the highest
actual pinfall without handicap, totaling 1005. Elsie Brice and Don Crump took the prize for the low
series. What made E. C. Schlenker leave so soon? The tournament was a great success and there will
be more of them later.
Kendrovics Bowls In Peterson Classic
John Kendrovic's 1440 at the Peterson Classic in Chicago Sunday, January 23rd, looked pretty
good. It was worth $40 to John and it wasn't too far from the 1500 winner. Better luck next time,
Any Cameras In The House?
510 Lancaster Ave. Reading, Pa. January 24, 1944. Dear Sirs: I would like to know about some
information. I had brought a camera (Argus) about Christmas a year ago. I had intentions on taking
pictures but films are hard to get. My Alma Mater is trying to1" buy a B-17 or B-27. They need
$75jOÜO The boys and girls are selling bonds and stamps. So I would liKe to kno""Kow
friü'ch you will give me for it. Iialso have a case. The case cost me $6.00 anti the camera
cost me $39.95. I would liRetb get as much for it as I can. I would like to buy a bond to help my
Alma Mater along. I am buying bonds and stamps but I was sick for a while. So please leave me know
how much you will give me for it. The bond contest closes about February 15, 1944. Hoping to hear
from you soon. Yours trulv.
Patrón in Restaurant: uHey, waitress, do you have frogs' legs?" Waitress: "No,
sir. It's rheumatism makes me walk this way."
Bill Smith, who was given an honorable discharge from the Army, is one of the new employees of
the Machine Shop. Bill was in the armed forces for nineteen months and was located in the Panama
Canal and Alaskan áreas. Gertrude Sutton is leaving for Portland, Oregon, to visit with her
soldier husband. Gert is taking a month's leave of absence and will return to International. Irene
Jardno tells us that husband Steve is now stationed on Treasure Island, just off the coast of
California. Steve has been transferred to this base to continue his studies in weiding. In the
Fourth War Loan, Department Ten again did a great job. Much of the euceess of the drive is to be
creditetü to Haroii Forbes. ""fPÍV LiEprnt) ui' uie Toolruurn is the t?to pass
out the cigars. Fritz is the roud daddy of a beautiful baby girl. "IVtarian Thorpe has left the
employ of International. Marian plans on visiting with her soldier husband in Oklahoma before moving
to Kalamazoo, where she will make her home. ■ Ralph Flick is now a resident of Ypsilanti. It seems
that Ypsi has quite an attraction for Ralph and the taxi and bus expenses are quite high. Would it
be possible for Ed Wassen to supply his "stock-chasers" with roller skates. With shoes at
a premium, it is quite possible that his "boys" will be compelled to go barefooted. Trips
up and down the ramp are hard on shoes. The wedding bells will be ringing for Alice Armet at any
time now. The lucky
fellow is Sgt. Robert Ludwick of the United States Marines. The wedding will take place when Sgt.
Ludwick can obtain a leave from his duties as Marine Instructor at his base at Oberlin College,
Ohio. There is a rumor that Herman Koegler had himself quite a time at the Inspection party.
"Lucky" will not give particulars. but we understand it was an interesting evening for
all. The department is sorry to hear that Betty Prim will be leaving us soon. Betty is going to
California to see her brother, who is in the Coast Guard. Marvin Olson and Dick Towner are now
working in the Machine Shop. Marv formerly worked in the Service Department, while Dick worked in
the Toolroom of the Optical Plant. In the past month the personnel of the Machine Shop has been
greatly increased. With the production of new units, it has been found necessary to put on a night
shift to meet the heavy demands.
Word has Toeen received from an old friend of ours, Private Elmer Miller, who answered one of our
ads in Argus Eyes, request for alarm clock to ring six days a week, so he referred one bugler at
6:00 A. M., six days a week, very regular with good references. See his picture above.
Don't take others as you think they should be, Take them as they are, Don't expect them to be so
perfect That they're like a shining star. Take an inventory of yourself. Are you up to par, Better
set a good example, Then be fair, and there you are.
Welcome To Argus Camera Club
The cover picture of this edition is the opening gun in the activities of the Argus Camera Club,
and we are looking forward to many interesting exhibitions in the future from the Club's cameramen
and women. Today the photographic entries in the salons and the displays in various books of
photographic art, clearly demónstrate the camera and its impedimenta as simply another, and
very effective, medium for the visual projection of artistic expression. The camera in the hands of
the artist photographer will produce a work of Art. He uses it as his medium, and applies all the
rules that govern the artist - attention valué, balance, movement, simplicity and unity, and
the photographic methods are very direct. He deals from the start with realities rather than
abstractions. He uses everything with exactness, lighting, exposure and arrangement. And his work is
usually very sound subjectively because there is little danger of him losing touch with reality. The
subject matter may have to be real, it was real, and it remains real. Limitations forcé the
camera man into adopting a single, simple, clean-cut idea, and they save him from dangerous
involvement in complicated detours. Thus his work usually gives a clear presentation and
understanding of the message. The enthusiasm of the members promises great things for the future -
the name "Argus" has led the camera field with many firsts, and our close relationship in
the very heart of the Optical Industry should give us a head start in the making of fine prints.
Let's make each picture a "Good Picture."
Argus Answers Mercy Call
Over our Plant's P. A. system went the message: "Anyone having Type A blood please report to
the First Aid Office, Plant 1, at once." Calis for blood donors around here are seldom
necessary, so while the Type A's were hurrying down to the First Aid office, many of the rest of us
were thinking - someone's hurt, wonder who it is. Yes, someone was badly hurt. A little
eight-year-old girl, who had sufi'ered major burns in an accident last June, was lying seriously ill
on her cot in St. Joseph's hospital. Her condition was so weak that every time it was necessary to
graft more skin to her body it was also necessary to give her a transfusión. After seven
months of trying to save the child, "St. Joe's" had used up every last drop of their
supply of Type A blood. But, as luck would have it, one of the supervising nurses happened to be a
friend of our Company nurse, Mrs. Francés Watterworth. She sent an S. O. S. to Mrs.
Watterworth and inside of an hour help was on the way. The hero of the occasion - the man who got
"thar fustest with the mostest," was By
Aldrich. Meanwhile, Roy Hiscock had his "Lizzie" all warmed up ready to giMg the Good
Samaritan a lift. And here at the Plant several other "good fellows" - both men and women
- volunteered, so it appears that, thanks to Argus folks, the child will live.
Thomas Arthur Ferrier, son of Mr, and Mrs. Frank Ferrier. Young Thomas was born January 26th. He
tips the beam at seven pounds, eiyht ounces. Tommy's father, Frank Ferrier, is in Radio Engineering,
Plant 1. The mother and youngster are doing nicely, and Frank seems to be taking it in his stride.
Their many friends here extend the very best wishes to all three. Young Patrick Charles Boland and
his mother, Ann Boland, visited friends here recently. Ann and five-weeks-old Pat both look
wonderful and it was a real treat for their old friends here to see them. Ever $3 of Payroll Savings
now will pay you $4 later.
John Shanahan's Birthday
A First Class Seaman
Hap Hazard Says
The picture showing the "right" way was taken in Ed Nimke's Department. Ed takes real
pride in keeping his department in tip-top shape. We hated to upset the swell arrangement but did so
in order to show the necessity of "good housekeeping" in every department. The yellow
lanes show the most direct way to the fire exits. If they are blocked or obstructed, your chances of
reaching safety are extremely remote. It is the responsibility of each foreman tö keep the
aisleways between the yellow lines clear at all times.
In order to prevent you from being confused with so many other items which are painted red, the
fire lanes, the fire exits, fire equipment, have all been painted a bright yellow. A large quantity
of volatile liquids is used throughout the Plants, and these are stored in bright red safety cans.
To have water buckets, sand, etc, in the same color might lead to serious consequences. So remember
- ALL FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT IN OUR PLANTS IS PAINTED A BRIGHT YELLOW. HELP US TO HELP YOU
Sales And Advertising News
Under the auspices of the Theosophical Society in Ann Arbor, Elma Lundahl, secretary of the
lodge, gave two public lectures entitled, "The Quest for Happiness" and "Man the
Creator." on January 16 and 23, respectively, at the Michigan League. It's been rather quiet in
the Sales Department the past few weeks. Reason: Salesmen Ted Humphreys and Bob Woolson have been on
the road. Thelma Faber and Jackie Schaffer entertained at their apartment on Tuesday evening,
January 18. Doris Strite, formerly of the Sales Department, and Ginny Meyer were guests for a
spaghetti dinner. Evidently the girls can cook as Doris and Ginny suffered no ill effects.
Francés Gilbert decided that hitchhiking from Plymouth isn't much fun. The oíd
crate she's driving has had its face lifted recently and seems to have gathered a little power.
Jimmie Barker has recently acquired a new nickname. Shall we teil, Jimmie? Homer Hilton is still ha
ving difficulty with his wardrobe. You might ask Thelma Faber for particulars about a certain Army
Lieutenant. Could there be a romance brewing that Thelma has been keeping on the "qt"?
Break down, Thelma, and teil us all about it.
The Joys Of Raw Inspection
Production wasn't very good, And work was very slow. So they sent me down to 28 Away down there
below. I thot the change would do me good, And I was quite delighted. But after being there a week,
I really got excited. There were tickets here and tickets there, All green and blue and red. After
figuring out those awful things, I thot that I'd be dead. Fourth floor will look real good to me,
And here's the reason why: I won't have those darned tickets A-starin' me in the eye.
Dept. 31, 36, 37 News
No wonder Bill Huffman was wearing a big smile before Christmas. He became the proud father of a
7 Ib., 2 oz. bundie - a daughter, Judith Lynn. Anyone wondering why the factory ran out of cokes
recently may obtain the necessary information from "Tex" Williams - maybe. There has been
very serious debating concerning that holiday visit made in Rochester, New York. Caroline Petite was
pleasantly surprised when her friends presented her with a going-away gift before she left to join
her husband in the Service. We certainly hope those vitamins are helping Frank Hotzel regain his
weight. Miss Arelene Holtzman and Raymond Clark attended the wedding of a friend at Redford
recently. S. 2'c Doris Beauch has finished her boot training in New York City and is now stationed
in Washington, D. C.
Wedding bells rang for Dorothy Elsifor and Bud Roberts December 31. The Polishing Department
extends its congratulations and best wishes to this friendly couple. Don Hindol spent several days
with friends and relatives m Des Ivioines, Ia. Cadet Harry Eskin visited friends here while home on
furlough recently. He is now training at Northern State Teachers College, Aberdeen, S. Dakota.
Two-year-old Billy Dorow has a baby brother, Thomas. "Tommy" made his debut December 21st.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dorow are the proud parents. According to Dick Guarino the favorite brand of black
tea is Orange Pekoe. It is thought that Greg Letsis is gett.ing to look more like Groucho Marx. With
that misplaced eyebrow all he needs is goggles and a cigar. Meivin Ecarius, S. 2c, recently received
his promotion. He visited the "gang" here during his furlough.
Even though Ralph Ridenour parks his little black Ford in front of Plant 2, we don't think that
he should get a ticket for a few weeks at least, becaue people must see it. Pfc. Rohprt. Hairpg whn
was yonHprl in action in the Pacific, was hom-; on furlough recently. É
Argus Mixed Doubles Prize List
Thressa Fredrick, known as "Tess," has a month's leave of absence to visit her husband,
who has arrived in Florida from over-seas. Our wish for happiness goes with her. Congratulations to
Bill Fike, who is the proud papa of a 9V2 Ib. baby girl. Is this the beginning of a second Eddie
Cantor? (He now has three girls.) Everybody knows that in the spring a young man's fancy turns to
thoughts of love. What man in the Machine Shop is trying to rush the season?
The Madonna Of The Soldier
Dept. 28 News
Dora Eugene wishes to express her deep appreciation to her fellow workers in Dept. 28 for the
humorous cards and beautiful gifts received during her recent ■Tftank you allsö rrïuch
for your thoughtfulness. - Elvi'a New man spcnt-t-he -holiday in. New Jersey visiting her sister and
spending some time in New York. Too bad you couldn't shfíp for us in the city, ETvêrna
Sope you had a grand time. We have two new people in the department - Bob Morton and Pat Wood. Hope
you both like the work and the silly chatter. The ice on the steps of some stores recently bothered
some people. A little girl took a tumble, groceries and all. We think she hurt her pride mostly.
(Marjorie Young was unable to bowl Wednesday night - no connection to above item, of course.) Mary
Briggs is flashing a diamond. Neil Rauser was home on furlough. One and one make two. Good luck,
kids! Novella Lane is back after having the flu. She is getting stronger and working harder every
What was the terrible odor in Kelly Dept. the other day? Could it be some big girl is carrying
garlic sandwiches? Could be. Sally Kneiper was one year- oider January 14. It's funny, Sally, but
you don't look a day over fifty. A party was held in the cafeteria and Sally received a lovely gift.
Ice cream and cake were in the ofïering. The Inspection Dept. enjoyed their turkeys very much.
Of course, it was bad for some of the girls' waistlines, but they struggled through to the very end.
In case anyone found a purse New Year's Eve, Clara Schallhorn was looking for hers (af ter a
fashion). We think that in the end she found it right where she left it. Funny how one's memory does
fail sometimes. Marjorie Young had a few girls (that she had promised to make goulash for) over for
lunch January 12th. It was very good. No one spilled their tea. I wonder why.
Tex Williams Heads Argus Camera Club
The first regular meeting of the Argus Camera Club, January 13, was attended by 26 employees of
International Industries. After electing officers, the club voted to adopt a proposed Constitution
and the chairman appointed necessary committees. In brief, the club's constitution provides: that
any member of the Argus Recreation Club is eligible to become a member of the Argus Camera Club; a
dark room, available to members of the Argus Camera Club who have neither facilities nor equipment
at their disposal is to be maintained by the Club; monthly print competitions are to be held by the
Club; that the Argus Camera Club will be sponsored by the Argus Recreation Club; and that the club
would elect two officers, a chairman and a secretary. Byrd "Tex" Williams was elected
Chairman and Lois Conkey, Secretary. Charles A. Barker, Jan Van den Broek and Vernon Paterson were
appointed to serve on the program committee. Richard Guarino, Gerald Davenport and Eddie Girvan will
be in charge of the dark room. Arrangements will be made for members with experience to assist those
who are inexperienced in dark room technique. Roy Hoyer's Dance Studio will be used by the Club for
future meetings. A meeting of the Argus Camera Club was held Thursday, January 27, at 8:00 P. M.
Members who attended the January 13th meeting were: Lois Conkey, Jan Van den Broek, Virginia
Williams. Maxine Wichman, Joy Hartman, John Long, Ervin Donzal, Eddie Girvan, Ernest Sinclair, John
McCombs, Ann Thayer, Richard Bills, Byrd Williams, Ervin Lutz, Marie Nagel, Norman Hartman, Richard
Guarino, Cario Rosasco, Conrad Ganzhorn. M. S. Smith, Verne Nelson, Vernon Paterson. Charles A.
Barker, Helene Brazee, Lilian Moore, Stanley Ruffins, Gerald Davenport.
The Grade A Incentive Committee--plant 2
Dottie Bowls 'em Over
Dot Jacobus of the Sales team had games of 204, 173 and 168 for a total of 545, which adds up to
the highest three game total in the Plant 1 League this season. Dottie's hard hitting has been a
most influential factor in the drive the Sales contingent is currently putting on. As we go to
press, Sales is tied with Inspection for fourth place, and they are beginning to look like a real
threat for the title. If Dottie can keep strong arming 'em in there with performances that are a
real inspiration to the rest of the team, we'll bet on Sales as the "dark horse" of the
A smooth-working Argus quintet has already stamped itself as a strong contender for the city
basketball championship. In the first three games the Argus cagers have escaped defeat and have
shown steady improvement in each game. One of these wins was over the King-Seeley team. Argus and
KingSeeley have furnished most of the fireworks in the last few years and when these two teams meet,
an interesting evening is promised. The game this year was no exception and followed the general
pattern of past engagements. The first half was a dogfight with the lead changing hands several
times, but in the second half the King-Seeley team could not stand the fast pace set by the Argus
five and our boys won by the comfortable margin of twelve points, 32-20 It seems probable that Argus
will have their strongest opposition from the Fiegel representatives. This team also has an
unblemished record and the battle between these two should prove to be a honey. This year's Argus
team has been built around the former Ann Arbor High cage star, Bob Hahn. Bob has proved a tower of
strength both on offense and defense and the success of the team will depend largely on the rangy
fellow. If the Argus five is to be defeated this year, the opponents will have to find some way of
checking the big fellow under the boards. Bob has been getting some valuable aid from the
sharpshooting "Red" Weid, scrappy Jimmie Devlin, Bill Huffman, Bud Roberts, Dick
Frederickson, Dick Crump and A. Fleshman. This squad has been playing good basketball and all of the
employees at International are hoping that they will win the championship. A lady, checking over her
grocery bill, found this item - "One torn cat - fifteen cents." Indignant, she called up
her grocer and demanded an explanation. "Oh, that's all right, Mrs. Jones," explained the
grocer, "that's an abbreviation for tomato catsup."
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