Now that Spring is here again, Argus Camera Club members are planning to take advantage of the
È Éties of our countryside. We may expect that birds, and buds, April showers and May
flowers will be the nT thems of the future, you may bs certain that msmbers' pictures will reflect
the new stimulus resulting from x having at their disposal a new "lab" and the other
advantages of being situated in the heart of the Argus (Siw camera industry. The current cover
picture was taken by Dick Bills because other Camera Club members are é "up to their
ears" in the job of getting their new club rooms and laboratory whipped into shape.
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 anri
good-natured fun, however, are always acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Chas. A. Barker Assistant
Ecitor Francés Gilbert 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.
Camera Club Meets In New Studio
The flrst meeting of the Camera Club to be held in its new studio in Nickel's Arcade was a big
success. Harry Crawford, of the Sales Department, gave members the benefit of twenty years of
experience in the photographic business. Mr. Crawford's very informative lecture was accompanied by
slides. Once a technique is established, it is a tooi with which to proceed toward our ultimate
goal, the making of pictures by working on composition, lighting, and the finding of suitable
subject matter. There is a definite distinction between pictures and photographs in that pictures
are works of art, while photographs are the results most of us attain. About interesting subject
matter - the one who is brave enough to get in there at the opportune moment and get the shot is the
one who records interest. Bob Woolson and Dick Bills assisted Mr. Crawford at the projejctor. All of
us were pleasingly impressed with Mr. Crawford's wealth of information and we think the Camera Club
is extremely fortúnate in having such men as Harry Crawford, who is considered an authority
on camera and has owned and tested almost every camera on the market. Ted Humphreys, former
professional child photographer in New York, and an authority on lighting; Bob Woolson on
composition and lighting; Jimmy Barker on artistic qualifications and emotional depth; and Dick
Bills, who is an expert laboratory man. Some of us go into photography as a hobby, others as a
business, still others are commercially interested. After the war, Mr. Crawford hopes to see the
camera carried in the coat pocket much in the same manner as pen and pencil are carried now as a
means of expression. The Camera Club is the nursery of our war jobs and with the dark room made to
order at the disposal of members, expert consultation on each and every phase of the subject
available, membership is expected to reach one hundred before the end of the season. We wish to
welcome our new members: Gerry Buhrman, Joe Dianetti Francés Gilbert, Lucille Miresse and
John Poeton. Here is the list of Camera Club members: Charkes A. Barker Ann Thayer Lois Conkney Jan
Vanden Broek Harry Crawford Maxine Wichman Viola Curtís Virginia Williams Ervin Domzal Byrd
Williams Gerry Davenport Dick Bills Conrad Ganzhorn Lillian Moore Eddie Girvan Bob Woolson Dick
Guarino Homer Hilton Norm Hartman John Judson Dick Kroll Bill Patton John Long Cliff Travioli John
McCombs Ray Taylor Marie Nagel Dick Wilson Verne Nelson Gerry Buhrman Verne Peterson Joe Dianetti
Cario Rosasco Francés Gilbert Stanley Ruffins Lucille Miresse Ernie Sinclair John Poeton Ted
Suggestion Box Award Winners
Suggestion Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Held
The meeting was called to order by Bill Thompson, and he explained the purpose of the Advisory
Committee. Mr. Schlenker, Advisory Committee Chairman, then read and discussed the rules of the
Suggestion Plan that were previously printed in Argus Eyes The Suggestions which had been approved
for February and the $25 War Bond awarded were read to the committee and approved. The suggestions
which had been rejected by the Suggestion Plan Manager for the month of February were read and
discussed. Two of these which had been rejected were approved and the Suggestion Plan Manager
authorized the award of $25 War Bonds. The balance were approved as rejections The people who
attended the first meeting of the Suggestion Plan Advisory Committee of Plant 1 were: E. C.
Schlenker, Chairman; Wm C Thompson Plant 1 Manager; Roy Hiscock, Office Representative; Bud Wheeler
Assembly' Deot Representative; Herman Baler, Depts. 11-17-22-23-27-29 and 60, and Harold Forbes.
Depts. 10, 24 and 28 Representative.
Let's Look At Insurance Protection Under Your Group Plan
In 1933, your company made j ments to offer straight Life Insurance to all employees. In 1937,
Health and Accident provisions were added, and in January, 1940, Dependent Hospitalization was added
to the list without increasing employee contribution rates. Your company did this by applying
insurance dividend payments directly toward assuring employees participating in the plan all the
beneñts of Dependent Hospitalization at no increase in rates. Every employee now has the
opportunity of having complete insurance coverage by simply arranging for a small deduction from his
pay check. The amount deducted is considerably less than it would cost individuals in the open
market. Every employee subscribing to the insurance plan is assured of the following benefits: Life
Insurance: In the event of your death from either natural or accidental cause while insured under
the plan, the Life Insurance will be payable to the beneficiary named by you. You may change yaur
beneficiary at any time upon written request on forms provided by the insurance company. Weekly
Sickness and Accident Benefits: The indicated Weekly Benefits will be payable to you if, while
insured under the plan, you become totally disabled, are unable to work, and are under the care of a
physician legally licensed to practice medicine, because of (a) any accident occurring while you are
not ! working for wage or profit, of (b) any sickness for which you are not entitled to benefits
under any Workmen's j pensation Law or Act. (More detailed descriptions of these benefits are
available in a folder which the Personnel Dept. will be glad to furnish you on request.) Hospital
Expense Benefits: Benefits under this provisión are designed to take care of (a) any accident
occurring while you are not working for wage or profit, ' or (b) any sickness for which you are !
not entitled to benefits under any Workmen's Coompensation or Occupational Disease Law. Dependent
Hospital Expense Benefits: This provisión is made to take care of (1) an employee's wife, (2)
a child over three months and under 18 years of age of a male employee or a widowed female employee,
excluding, however, (a) a dependent now employed by the company, (b) and any person residing outside
of the United States and Canada. Surgical Benefits: (A complete schedule of the operations covered
and the maximum reimbursement is shown in detail in a folder furnished to anyone interested in the
plan.) Nursing Service: The Insurance company maintains a Visiting Nurse Service. Employees insured
under the plan and who live where the service is available j may obtain it for themselves without
cost to them. Health Booklets and Leaflets: The Insurance company publishes from time to time
booklets which give helpful information about specific diseases. These are distributed without cost
to employees insured under the plan. Adequate insurance protection is a vital need today. Your
company has made every provisión to assure you an opportunity to obtain liberal insurance
protection at minimum cost. The hope is that every eligible employee will take immediate advantage
of this opportunity.
NOTICE Any employee in Plani 1 who has nol had iheir physical examinalion, or does nol have an
appoinlmeni, please come ío the First Aid and we will be glad to take care of il for you.
In Medical Corps
Dept. 37 News
Doris Beauch, S. lc, was a welcome visitor in our department while on leave from Washington, D.
C. Norma Robinson and Beverley Harpster spent a week-end in Detroit and attended the "Skating
Vanities." Dick Darow was absent f or several days when the flu bug caught up with
him. He wishes to express his appreciation for the beautiful flowers. Mary Jane Fike and Margie
Criswell spent a week-end in Ohio recently. Mrs. Bessie Longbons was called to Illinois because of
the illness of her father. Ralph Crug is a new member of our department.
March 23, 1944. The purpose behind our company policies is to insure fair treatment and uniform
handling of all employees. From time to time situations arise and it becomes necessary to establish
a new policy. These will, of course, be included in the next edition of our employee manual. Until
we publish another manual, however, you want to keep posted on policies that are formed. We are
printing here two recent policies we feel you will be interested in. If you have any questions, ask
your foreman or see the Personnel Department. ROBERT D. HOWSE, President. POLICY ON CLASSIFICATION
OF ALL HOURLY RATE EMPLOYEES Whenever an employee is performing several operations, he shall remain
at his present classification and receive the rate for that classification until he spends 50% or
more of his time performing another operation. We have standard job titles and rate schedules for
these jobs. It is particularly important that all employees be classified in the correct job so that
he receives the right rate. It should be noted here in case of a foreman temporarily needing to use
a worker on a different job, that this does not constitute an actual transfer of the worker. If the
transfer (either within a department or between departments) is of a permanent nature (30 days or
more or between departments, the foreman will immediately send a Personnel Change Notice to the
Personnel Department so that all employees are correctly classified at all times. POLICY ON
ADMINISTRATION OF PLANT 1 Starting and Regular Rate This poliey applies to only those jobs set up on
an automatic thirty-day increase basis. Stariing Rale: This applies to new employees and present
employees who are being transferred who have not had a minimum of thirty days' experience similar to
that required on the job. All employees receiving this rate must wait thirty days before receiving
the regular rate. Regular Rate: This applies to new employees and present employees being
transferred who have had a minimum of thirty days experience (employee must give proof of his
experience) similar to that requiresd on the job. Mention must be made of this experience on either
the transfer or hi'ring notice. The regular rate automatically applies to all employees who have
received the starting rate for thirty days, except upon the recommendation of the foreman. The
probationary period may be extended and the employee may continue to receive the starting rate for
an additional thirty days. An employee in this exception must wait the full additional thirty days
before receiving the regular rate. Exceptions must be reasonable, and foreman must have a clear
understanding with employee as to the reason for extensión of probationary period. The reason
shall be noted on the Personnel record
Dept. 24 News
There's a rumor to the effect that Florence Schwemmin has "a baby" (a full grown one) -
wonder where she's been keeping him hid all these years that Florence has been at Argus. What is
this we hear about Cario Rosasco taking dancing lessons from a young lady in the Cost Accounting
Recreation Survey For Argus Employees
This survey has been constructed for the purpose of guiding us in the initiation of your
recreation program It is our desire to offer a program which will be interesting to you, one and
all, and one in which you will want to participate There are two factors which demand your attention
in helping us to solve your recreation problem First there are those activities in which you would
excel as a leader. Our plan will comprise two fields of activity. First ïnter-plant contests
and activities; second, competitive games with other industrial organizations. Please carefully read
the chart below and designate the activity in which you are most interested and the first and second
alternates. NAME ADDRESS ' AGE SEX DEPT NO CLOCK NO SHIFT NAME YOUR HOBBY WHAT ACTIVITY DO YOU ENJOY
MOST CHECK THE ACTIVITY LISTED BELOW WHICH YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN LEARNING AND MAIL OR GIVE IT
TO CHARLES A. BARKER, EDITOR ARGUS EYES ACTIVITY Desire lo Particípale I Leadership State
Professional, Inter-Plant Competitive Ability College Experience Archery Baseball Badminton Bowling
Golf Gym Class Hiking Horseshoes Skating (Roller) Softball Swimming Rifles, Pistols Tennis Horseback
Riding Bicycle Riding others
Scenes Along The Trans-iran Road To Victory
Friends of Sgt. Roy Bird will recognize his good-natured smile in these pictures. The Sergeant,
at the far left in the boar hunting pictuse, writes Mrs. Bird, First Aid Dept., says that hunting
the overgrown pigs is a favorite sport of the Persians, and it is rapidly becoming a favorite with
the Americans in Iran, too. The scènes shown here are typical of the way our soldiers in Iran
live and work. The route of traffic extends over 800 miles of blistering desert road and tortuous
mountain highways. It is considered one of the most amazing and one of the biggest production jobs
of American industry. Before we Americans took the transportation problem in Iran, about a year ago,
only a trickle of supplies was reaching the hard-pressed sians by this route. Within five months ;
American ingenuity had created a truck service, renovated a railroad and cessfully moved eleven
times as much traffic as the more famous Burma road carried during the peak month of its operation.
Now, with hundreds of capable, experienced men like Sgt. Bird to help lead the truck convoys, the
traific volume has been stepped up to a point far
exceeding the Burma Road or any other road in history. The 800 miles plow over a heavy-duty
pavement built by American engineers upon a waste of sand and brackish water known as the Persian
desert; and over and around and under mountainous peaks that have been fabulous since the days of
Genghis Khan. A regular shuttle service of drivers has been established so that the trucks are kept
rolling day and night. The "block" system divides the long haul into runs of 150 to 175
miles. At the end of each block are a rest camp and a maintenance crew. It was at one of the
northern camps along this route that these pictures were taken. Strange to the Yanks are the ways of
the Iranians - the sheltered lives of the women; the Moslem taboos against port, fermented liquor
and dogs; the rituals of prayer and fasting. To a boy f rom Ann Arbor an Iranian dinner with its
accent on rice, chopped nuts and sweet, heavy pastries, seems odd indeed. But our soldiers do enjoy
the con tests between fighting partridges, wild boar hunting, gazelle chasing, in a jeep, and other
exotic sports. Tomorrow new peacetime commerce linking the Oriënt and the Occident will roll
over these roads of war.
Wife: "Every time you see a pretty girl, you forget you're married." Husband:
"You're wrong, my dear. Nothing brings home the fact with so much forcé."
"Do you know your wife is telling that you can't keep her in clothes?" "That's
nothing. I bought her a home and I can't keep her in that either."
Here And There Around Optical Assembly
The little lady with the big blue eyes has put away her funny books as Romeo doesn't come around
any more - read , 'em all. She said: I know it's so, 'cause the girls in the rest room said so.
Foreman (pounding fist on table): That settles it. If the girls in the rest room said so, that makes
it official. Mutt: Flip ya for breakfast." Jeff: O. K. Mutt: Too bad, you lost. Jeff (feeling
around in pockets): Coke bottles 'tis. Mother Hill in SAI class gave an interpretation of sparring
which sounded much like the popular song, "She Said No and I Said Yes." Mrs. Hill
(stalling for time): You say no? Victim: He says no. Mrs. Hill: I say why? And etc., etc. (Really,
Francés!) Essence of musical comedy - Lois Bush.. That which "Red" Peterson is
going to miss when he gets in Service is that good ole home cookin'. We have a Monty Wooley in our
midst who is as genuine as they come. Don't mention alarm clocks to Miss Wichman if you don't want
to see a miniature version of the San Franciscc fire. Two individuals standing next to Camera Club
poster in hall: One (pointing to sign): You belong to that? Two: Yeah. One: How much do they charge?
Two: $10 per year. One: Whadaya get out of it? Two: Use of dark room, camera, benent of lectures.
criticism of prints, etc. One: Oh. Think I'll join the Rifle Club. Get more for your money.
(Everyone is entitled to his own opinión.) PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH: If all I paid 55 cents
to see "Madame Curie" for was to hear Walt Pidgeon say, "The really GREAT men live
simply and are good," it was worth it because it made a definite impression on my mind as I was
thinking of a person who is great. He is an amazing combination. clever as all get out. can exchange
jokes with the best, is tougher than all of them, and yet can mellow to the needs of others - a
devoted husband and father - a man who has learned to be good - one who prefers to live simply - one
who is beloved by all his associates because he treats them as associates. I nominate this man who
arrived "too little and too late" at Camera Club meeting for a seat in Washington, because
I think he could do it.
John Poeton is now the proud papa of a 5-lb. 13 oz. baby girl. She was boni March 4th in St.
Joseph Hospital. When asked for a statement, Johnnie said, 'Til never go through THAT again."
He is back to normal now, that is, normal for a new papa, and will be glad to explain Genevieve
Ann's cute tricks to anyone who cares to listen. He wishes to thank the Argus Recreation Club for
their thoughtful gift of flowers and his many friends for their very lovely gifts and good
Sergeant And Friends
Letters From Soldiers
A card from TSgt. Frank Patter's son gives a new address. Glad to hear you receive and like Argus
Eyes. A V-mail from Sgt. Henay Stitt (Al), stationed in England, tells some interesting facts about
the people and country. Mighty nice things you say about Argus Eyes. Glad we're able in some small
way to keep the happy memories that you have of Argus fresh in your mind. Letters from Pvt. Francis
Wright (Joe) teil us that he's been in the hospital for an operation. He is stationed at a Prisoner
of War camp and meets many of the enemy prisoners. As we go to press, i Joe is home on sick leave
and has been in to see us. A letter from Sgt. Lester Bailey loaned by "Doe" Johnson)
states that he's now in Italy and finds the oíd tale about "sunny Italy" is the
bunk. According to Lester, it is actually rain and mud, with snow and mud for a change. Les sends an
article so that we may better understand the circumstances under which it was written. This
revealing report was written by a lieutenant who was in the African campaign. In a tank battle he
had to extricate himself somehow from his rapidly burning tank. The only way out was for him to
ampútate his own foot. After doing so he believed himself dying, but ran to get hold of some
writing material and spent what he believed to be his last few minutes on earth composing a poem of
rebuke to the home front. This officer was later found in time to be saved, we're glad to report.
Here is his poem: WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? What did you do today, my friend, From morning 'til the
night? How many times did you complain That rationihg is tight? When are you going to start to do
All of the things you say? A soldier would like to know, my friend, What did you do today? We met
the enemy today: We took the town by storm; Happy reading it will make For you tomorrow morn. You'll
read with satisfaction The brief communiqué; We fought, but are you fighting? What did you do
today? My gunner died in my arms today, I feel his warm blood y et; Your neighbor's dying boy gave
out ■ A scream I can't forget. On my right a tank was hit, A flash and then a fire, A stench of
ugly burning flesh Still rises from the pyre. What did you do today, my friend, To help us with the
task? Did you work harder and longer for less, Or is that too much to ask? What right have I to ask
you this? You probably will say. Maybe now you'll understand, You see, I died today. Friends of
Jeanne and Hal Schoen will be glad to know that they are now living in Corpus Christi, Texas, where
Ensign Schoen is stationed as an instructor in the Navy Air Corps. The only fellow we know who makes
anything out of running other people down is an elevator operator.
Stork Visits M. S. Smith's
Dept. 28 News
Nina Walterhouse spent a few days in the Inspection Department. Hope she i enjoyed working with
us. How is the Chicken in the Rough, Nina? March 24th was a beautiful spring day. -A perfect day for
playing hooky. It didn't work out that way, though, cause Laura didn't need new hose and I John
Kenne wouldn't cooperate anyway. The girls used to get through early on Fridays when it wasn't so
busy. Once they were supposed to get Laura some hose. They looked kind of sheepish Monday morning
when they carne in. They had purchased hose for all of them but Laura. It wasn't their fault if they
didn't have her size. They thought John's girls would go home early, too, this time, but no luck. If
other departments work, our department has to be on the job to serve them. So everyone worked this
beautiful day in March. Ann Letsis received a bond for her suggestion. Nice going, Ann. Better get
the oíd bean in another good mood. Sally Kneiper -and Marjorie Parks wish to thank the Argus
Club for the flowers they received when they were ill. A birthday party was held the 21st of March
for Peg Ramnant. She received a compact, and ice cream and cake was served in the cafeteria. Torn
Argo is back in the department after a week's absence. Sure missed you, Torn. Wish you could stay a
while. Marjorie Young took a nice long ride to Jackson Saturday night. When you grow up, Marjorie,
maybe you can get in some of the night clubs. Mollie Hook's husband was transferred from the Bomber
Plant to a plant in California. Though she didn't want to leave us, it had to be farewell, for where
Bill goes, so goes Mollie. They left for the Far West on March 18. Bef ore she left the shop in
February, the department gave a farewell pot-luck dinner for her. One noon she was expecting some of
the girls to take her up town
for lunch. When they started out Mollie was gently led into the other inspection room, where the
tables were all laid out with baked beans, potato salad, cold meats and everything that goes with
them. We had to teil a fib to keep her in the department, so she wouldn't see it all before she
should, but we were forgiven. She was presented with a doublé string of lovely pearls and a
separate small gift from each girl. Joe Gross and Chester Gooding enjoyed the party, too, and our
foreman, Eric Soderholm, said the girls are very good cooks. We have received cards from Mollie on
her way to California and she is having a grand trip. We sure miss her and hope she will return some
Extra Ration Book Expected
Sales And Advertising News
The Sales and Advertising Stafï extend best wishes to Mr. Hilton on his ??th birthday. We
hope you have many more with Argus. Complaints are being received from I the salesmen's wives
because the new ! itinerary keeps the boys away from i home too long, but now that they are gone,
more work is being accomplished by the departments than ever before. The Sales Stafï is glad to
extend a welcome to Millie Smith, who came back
to do some special work for us. Millie I was the second person added to the Argus Sales Staff
back in '36, so she is well known to the old-timers. We hope she'll like being back in the fold so
well she'll want to stay on. Jimmie Barker paid off a bet by taking Ginny Meyer, Jackie Schaffer and
Thelma Faber out to dinner. They went to the Allenel Hotel, where Jimmie "obtained" some
very delicious steaks. The girls won't teil what the bet was because they're not sure they won it
"legally." Thelma Faber and Ginny Meyer spent the week-end of the 18th in Chirago. They
stayed at the Palmer House and from all reports, they had a swell time. Fran Gilbert has talked so
much golf lately and lined up so many players, it looks like she is planning to vspend the summer
down at the "Rock Pile." Our Sales Manager, Homer Hilton, has been appointed a committee
member of the PMDA "Committee on Government Surplus War Equipment" to devise means of
disposing of surplus photographic equipment released by the Army and Navy.
"We are having a raffle for a poor widow. Will you buy a ticket?" "Nope. My wife
wouldn't let me keep her if I won." Goebbels has stomach trouble - probably from having to eat
his own words.
Civilian Service Emblem Presented To Ordnance
The emblem for Civilian Service was given to the six Detroit Ordnance District employees pictured
here tor compieting at least six consecutive months of satisfactory service with the War Department,
and for maintaining a consistent efficiency rating of good or better. The recommendations for the
awards were made by Major H. A. Anderson, and were presented by Mr. Leo F. Fowler, Chief of
Inspection Section. All in this group have been in Ordnance here two and one-half years or more. Mr.
Domzal, Director, has had over three years of service. He carne to Argus after completion of
training in Ordnance work at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia. The group is to be congratulated for
their cooperative spirit and win-the-war efficiency which deserves the honor bestowed upon them in
the War Department's Civilian Service Emblem.
Pvt. Eunice J. Truax
"spriq -- Spriq -- Jeddle Spriq"
Cari Swickerath, former Argus employee, has been promoted to the rank of Captain in the U. S.
Army. Captain Swickerath is now recovering from wounds received in the bitter battle at the Anzio
beachhead. This is the second time that the Captain has been wounded in action. Andy Anderson is
again with us after an absence of over a year. During this time Andy was a civilian worker in Alaska
and also at Pearl Harbor. Andy was at the Naval Base soon after Japan's sneak attack. Sailor Steve
Jardno was home on a short leave recently and came in to see his many friends. Steve is now located
at Shoemaker, California, awaiting orders for active duty. Plant 1 will not have the chance of using
Frank Manner in their bid for another softball championship. Frank was given a medical discharge
from the Army, but after fully recovering, Frank has again enlisted in the armed forces. Amos Kline
will most likely have his fill of soup before he has his new set of "ivories." Amos had
been having trouble and it was traced to his teeth. After
having all extracted, it was found that two infected teeth had caused all the trouble. When it
comes to lunching, Harold Forbes has a combination all his own. (It is doubtful if anyone else would
want it.) At rest period instead of the regular lunch, Harold has himself some popcorn and milk.
Gertrude Sutton has returned to work after a leave of absence of six weeks. Gert traveled out to
Oregon to be with her husband at Camp Adair. Barbara Lewis is one of the new employees on the punch
press. Barbara knows the real meaning of this war, having a boy friend who has been in combat in the
Southwest Pacific for two years. Her brother is in the U. S. Navy. Ralph Flick will most likely be a
steady customer at the Bowery in Detroit. Jerry Lester is now MC at that night spot, and Ralph tells
us that he is tops. Every years about this time a big change comes over Maurey Howe. Instead of
spending his leisure time at the PB and like places, "Mo" decides to see ' every show that
comes to Ann Arbor. Ted Doman and Bill Zoellner feel that they should enter the city doubles j
nament. Churchill Doman carne through !
with a lusty 84, while Bill was warming up with a sizzling 99. Rhea Paulson and Margaret Ivanso
have been added to the Inspection Dept. to help out with the increased production and give Perry
Gainey some much needed aid. Jerry Spiess has donned a shield and is now learning the art of spot
weiding. After a shaky start, Jerry is progressing very well. Fritz Lepins has decided to take it
easy on rounding the corner when leaving the toolroom at rest period. Fritz started ala Torn Harmon
but did not I have the sure footing of the former AllAmerican and was tossed for a loss. Betty Crim
has returned to work after a six weeks' visit with her brother, who is with the Coast Guard on the
West coast. We are all happy to hear that Myrt j Jones, who recently had an operation on a trick
knee, is getting along very well and should be with us soon. Myrt wishes to thank all those who have
remembered and have been up to see her.
"Oh, Mary, how did you break that vase?" "I'm very sorry, mum; I was dentally
Dept. 18 News
A stork shower was given Margaret Crumly Friday, March 24th, at Vina Daniels' place. She received
many ni ce gifts f rom the girls. Those attending were: Faye Leppens, Mae Bucholz, Eolah Bucholz,
Betty Reddiman, Dorothy Kielwasser, Mrs. Reddiman, Gretchen Meaker, Marión Clement and Sadie
Fisher. Lunch was served and a wonderful time was had by all. It seems Dept. 18 has some good
bowlers. You see both Mary Tucker's Dials and "Farmer" Kendrovics' Radio Wildcats are in
first place. Nice going, kids. Have you heard the Dial Line quarj tet? Well, if you haven't, just
come around most any afternoon and hear them croon. The kids surprised Christine Hegeman by dropping
in one evening f or a I pot-luck supper. Had fun, but oh, we ate too much. Malina (Merz) Uphaus is
back now af ter spending quite a spell with her husband in New Jersey. Glad to see you back,
The Important Question
"You can't get cufïs on pants." "Can I get pants on the cuff?"
Management And Engineering
Dept. 40 News
Sylvia Moss enjoyed a brief visit f rom her son, Merle, in March. He finished his boot training
at Great Lakes and is now on a sea duty assignment. Eddie (the Girvan) had a birthday last month and
thought he was going to get away with that "added" year. But the department got
"wise" and surprised him with a lounging robe as a reminder. Spring is "spring."
The grass is "riz. ' I wonder where the flow'rs is? Helyn Ebright was honored at a shower given
by Doris Lyons, March 24th. Those attending were Connie Skinner, Lucille Miresse, Petey Letsis,
Dottie Waggatt, Laura Dick, Elsie Brice, Helen Fraser, Chris Bezirium and Ruth j enhut. The girls
presented Helyn with a lovely blanket. Cooty was played and prizes won by Helyn Ebright, Helen
Fraser, Laura Dick, and "booby" prize by Lucille Miresse. The cakes made by Huida Burns
were delicious. Ruth Finkheimer was missing from the Assembly for a week. She spent the time with
her husband at Camp Breckenridge, Ky., bef ore he was sent on a new assignment. Our Isabel Watson
was a very happy mother last week when her son, Bob, arrived home for a fifteen-day furlough. Bob is
stationed at Boca Ratón, Florida,
Having Bob and Sandy both down at the bowling alleys probably accounted for those "high
games." How about it, Isabel? The sparkle is back in the eyes oí Alice Weir with the
arrival of Scotch Tape she's back at rollin' cones. The girls wish Girvan would stop worrying about
babooshka's and especially cutting out paper dolls for models. By the time one is found that's
satisfactory, Eddie, the war will be over. We hope! Alyce Miresse and her bright smile was welcomed
back after a tonsilectomy this month. We really missed you, Alyce, and are glad to see you around
again. The Assembly No. 1 bowling team is still in first place for the eighth consecutive week.
Although once tied with Optical 2, they took four games February 14th and are now tied with Office
as we go to press. Some f olks in the Assembly are getting worried over the wear and tear a certain
green club coupe is giving the pavement between the Plants. Maybe Katie could teil us why. How about
it, kid? In addition to doing a war job, many in the department are much closer to the war. Other
than those already mentioned having sons in the service are: Alice Weir, Elsie Paradise, Mary 1
grove, Sylvia Moss, Clara Dickinson and Winnie Fraser. Those who have
bands or brothers include: Helyn Ebright, Audra Stotts, Virginia Ross, Elsie Brice, Viola Bemis,
Doris Skelding, Maxine Wichman, Dottie Haines, Lila Lange, Paula Kapeleris, Gertrude Haines, Helen
Snyder, Edith Flournoy. Beatrice Letsis, Helen Fraser, Thressal Conley, Helen Bybee, Francés
Hill, Loh Bush, Virginia Burt, Dottie Waggatt Flossie Stanley, Red Peterson and Norm Hartmann. This
may be one of thereasons why Optical Assembly now has a placque for outstanding contribution in the
1944 Fourth War Loan drive. It adorns our wall along with the stars and stripes and the Bull's Eye
flag for 100% of the employees taking out 10% or more in War Bonds. Helen Fraser and Ruth Wackenhut
spent last week-end in Detroit visiting Helen's aunt and also shopping. Although once caught in a
rain storm, they survived to have a thoroughly enjoyable time. Pfc. Paul Duibb, brother of Della
Duibb, was home on a ten-day furlough recently. He is stationed at Camp Bernice, Texas. "Where
is Mr. Lutz?" was the theme of Plant 2 for almost a week. Now the secret is out. Mr. Lutz and
Miss Wanda Mouser of Flint were married Saturday, March 25th. We hope to teil you more about it next
month, but meanwhile we extend our best wishes to the newlyweds.
On Saturday, Maren llth, at seven P. M., Miss Betty Williams became the bride of Earnest M.
Billau. Mrs. Billau is the daughter of Mrs. Audrey B. Williams and Mr. Billau is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. John E. Billau, Sr. The wedding was performed by Rev. F. Schwede at the Britton Lutheran
Church. The attendants at the ceremony were the bride's sister, Ruth, and John E. Billau, Jr.,
brother of the groom. Mrs. Billau wore an afternoon dress of powder blue crepe with accessories of
the same shade. She wore a shoulder corsage of red roses. Only members of the immediate family and
close friends attended. Af ter the ceremony, a reception and dance was held at the Britton Hall.
Friends from Milan, Saline, Cone, Tecumseh, Adrián, Ann Arbor, Britton, Detroit and Ohio were
"Can't you stretch the music a little - just a dance or two more?" "Sorry, this
isn't a rubber band!"
Dept. 27 News
On March 8, a birthday party was held for Freda Thompson in the cafetería. Ice cream and
cake was served and the honor guest received two gifts from her co-workers. Some time in the near
future this gang is planning a bowling match, fellows versus gals. Watch the fun - the losers sure
have to pay the consequences - and how. Boys, you better start saving your pennies - or by chance,
will it be the other way around. The girls in this department enjoyed a very delicious pot-luck
supper and delightful evening at the home of Ruth O'Hare on March 25. Too, too much to eat, but oh!
so very good. Several weeks ago Helen Breining received the following poem from her son, Cpl. Oscar
M. Breining, who is stationed somewhere in England. It's cute and we hope you like it - sorta makes
me wish harder than ever that this terrible war was over with. Sitting on my G I bed, My G I hat
upon my head, My G I spats upon my shoes, I wish they would issue G I booze. G I razors, G I comb, G
I wish that I was home. They issue everything you need, Paper to write on, books to read. Your belt,
your shoes, your G I tie, It's all free, nothing to buy. They issue food that makes you grow G I
want a long furlough. Everything here is Gov't issue, G I wish that I could kiss you. You've heard
of Harold Walz He smokes his pipe and talks. We all have our faults, But he just puffs and talks. He
is not too young, He is not too oíd, If he don't get to work, He is sure to get told.
He don't make much money, And he looks pretty thin, But he's a darn good guy For the shape he's
"Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make
your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful." -
William Pack. Steno: "May I have my next week's salary in advance?" Boss: "No, I
promised my wife not to make any advances to you." "Is this a healthy place?" asked
the stranger of a native of a certain región in the West. "It shore is," replied
the native. "Why, when I came here I couldn't utter a word. I had scarcely a hair on my head. I
hadn't the strength to walk across the room and I had to be lifted from my bed." "That's
wonderful," exclaimed the stranger. "How long have you been here?" "I was born
here!" Few people realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter. If
you could X-ray yourself, you would see astonishing results - your diaphragm goes down, your lungs
expand. You are taking in more oxygen and that passes into the blood exposed in your lungs. As you
laugh, the rate of exposure to oxygen is tripled and a surge of power runs from head to toes.
Sgt. Warren Ross Missing In Action
Warren L. Ross, a former Argus employee, was reported missing, according to a telegram received
by his mother, Mrs. Ellen Ross. He had been stationed in England since last November and held the
rank of technical radio sergeant. Warren worked in the Material Control Dept. before entering the
On February llth, at 7:30 P. M., in the West Side Methodist Church, Miss Marguerte Guild became
the lyride of Mr. Bernard Fischer. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. L. Stringer, and the
attendants were Miss Ruby Gunderman and Robert Isaacson. The bride wore a powder blue suit with
brown accessories and her corsage was of white gardenias. After the wedding a reception was held at
the home of Charles Fischer, brother of the groom, after which the newly-weds left for Seymour,
Ind., where they spent their honeymoon. They are now living at 810 Brown Si, Ann Arbor. The best
wishes of many friends here are extended to them.
Dept. 36 News
Wedding bells rang for Betty Williams and Earnest Billau on Saturday evening, Maren 11. Best
wishes to a swell couple. Carol Stevens spent several days at her home at Traverse City. Did you
notice the excited tone in her voice on her return? Guess why? Fred Leeman enjoyed a few days' visit
with his parents in Florida. Cpl. Robert Whitmore, Pfc. Harold West, Pfc. Linus Knieper and Pfc.
Kenneth Mitchell were welcome visitors in our department recently. George Nelson returned to the
lens polishing job af ter being away f rom it several months. When you see Ted Tirb with a gleam in
his eyes, you can make up your mind that a certain blonde is not very far away. Your cooperation in
the recent Red Cross drive was very much appreciated. Keep up the good work. The Argus Polishers
Men's Bowling Team are certainly making a good attempt to allow some other team the privilege of
finishing at the bottom. Come on, fellows, don't let us down! In case anyone desires a nice easy
chair, you might speak to Merton Olufson. We hear he doesn't mind sitting on the floor in Jack
Danner's office. Reason - no chance of falling. Lillian Davis and John Schwartzwalder were absent on
account of illness. We're glad to see them back at work again. Have you observed that Ross Wilson
doesn't miss a thing since he found a pair of glasses? Now that Spring has arrived, people in the
Polishing Room seem to have forgotten that house cleaning craze. It looks much better, too. Viche
(Esquire) Rumsey has been furnishing us with some very amusing poetry. Don't be surprised if you see
Connie G. standing in the doorway of the precisión opties room with that "far away"
look in his eyes. He won't look any farther than J. D.'s office.
Toity poiple boids a-sittin' on a coib, A-chopin' and a-boibin' and a-eatin' doity woims, Along
came Boit and squoit called Goit, Who woiked in a shoit factory in Joisey. When Boit and the squoit
Goit Saw the toity poiple boids a-sittin' on the coib A-chopin' and a-boibin' and a-eatin' doity
woims, Boy, were they poitoibed!
U. S. Coastal Command Lauds Automatic Compass
In a special release the United States Coastal Command praised the efficiency of the radio sets
installed in the Liberator and Catalina aircraft. ' "A first-rate job," is how Flight
Lieutenant McKechnie, No. 12358, of a Coastal Command Squadron, describes ít. "lts
quickness and efficiency are unbelievable," he says. "For example, some time ago, I flew
to this country from Newfoundland. About two hours out I picked up a British beam and we were able
to home across the Atlantic on this beam for the whole or the remaining distance - approximately
1,400 miles. "Silent service is its great quality. It not only enables you to preserve wireless
silence; you can transfer ït to the navigator by simply pressing a switch. This is a God-send.
"Many times when we've been flying in a cloud, without astral and unable to get driwts, I've
been able to get a perfect flx. The quadrangle error corrector is unique. It allows you o eliminate
completely that bugbear of quadrangle error."
Welcome To Argus
Waiting For Algie
Depts. 39-44-37 News
We're glad to have Billie Hamlet back. She was called home by the illness of her little son. She
was away a week but returned to report Billie Gene is doing nicely. We're sorry to lose Lydia
Coleman. She and her husband have returned to Tennessee to make their home. Any time its raining and
your girls would like to ride home, "Chuck" would be glad to take you, but you'd better
watch him just a little bef ore five because he has a habit of breaking promises. Isn't that right,
"Chuck"? Doris Sherman and Grace Bultman sure have looked nice lately. We wonder if their
hair makes such a difference? Did anyone happen to notice Wilma standing while gauging lens
recently. She went roller skating and from all reports, she did as much skating sitting down as
standing up. Don't give up, , Wilma, "practice makes perfect." Bet Edna Kappler's daughter
hasn't seen much of that candy she's been buying for her lately. The reason: Edna is home with a bad
toothache. It's bad for the waistline, Edna. "Maybe we should look into this, Betty? Adeline
Opheim has been sick again. j We have missed her and hope she will be back to work soon. Blanche
Ranson is a "iucky ole gal" i getting time off to visit her relatives in Iowa. We know
she'll have lots of fun. j Be careful, Blanche, and don't forget to come back to Raleigh and Argus.
Looks like Betty Billeau will be a widow soon. Ernie passed his physicsl. One consolation, Betty,
your husband is in A-l condition, maybe I should say I 1-A. The girls in the Cementing Room have j
added another occupation to their ular jobs. Last Saturday they washed all the tables and cabinets
and ending '■ up scrubbing and waxing the floor. Of ■ course, the girls are new at it, and with
a little practice should make good on the job. So they've decided to take bids on dutside jobs.
Anyone wanting to help out these "poor little girls" can contact Ken Kaufman, their
business agent. Billie Hamlet would like to express her appreciation to all the kids that sent
Billie Gene the beautiful roses. He was very pleased and wishes to thank you also. We had a handsome
"gent" by the name of "Charles" working in the Cementing Room, but looks like
we're losing him to the Tool and Gauge Dept. Sure is too bad, it was fun while it lasted. Any time
you mothers would like to go out for the evening, Ralph Ridenour would be glad to take care of the
baby. We hear he is getting lots of experience these days. We're all wishing Bob Kelly lots of luck.
We know he'll be tops as an air cadet. Work real hard, Bob, and the war will be over soon. Pvt.
George DeWolfe is now stationed in the land of our dreams. He says
everything is fine, and the quarters, food and climate are of the best. However, he made no
reference to any young lovelies in grass skirts. We wish to extend our sympathy to Mrs. Lucille
Swick, whose father passed away recently. We're glad to have Virginia Boettiger back with us in
Dept. 39 again. She has been visiting her husband for the past month. Kenny Wilcox is in Florida.
He's a ball turret gunner now. We're all very much interested in Kenny's career and would enjoy
hearing f rom him any time.
First Aid Department
It would be an education in human relations if every employee could spend an hour sometime in one
of the First Aid rooms watching humanity - you and I - come in with our troubles piled high on our
backs. First of all, our First Aid nurses greet us with a smile. And that's important. We begin to
feel better right away. Then they listen sympathetically to our plaints - everything from headaches
to minor surgery, including such extra-curricular activities as helping bowlers fingers and thumbs
to stay in shape. First Aid's chief aim and interest is to keep every employee on the job - for his
sake as well as the company's. No one knows better than they how a "little scratch" may
mean the loss of a finger, hand, or even life. And it may mean days away from work, smaller pay
checks, as well as the usual unpleasantness of being ill. That's the big reason why ALL cases, no
matter how seemingly trivial, are EQUALLY important to First Aid. The department is here for one
purpose only, and that is to help people. And most of us have experienced their kind,
considérate attention at one time or another and extend to them our most sincere thanks.
"Pop, what is a philosopher?" "A philosopher, son, is a man who is trying to kid
himself into believing that he is happy though poor."
Cards Of Thanks
I wish to thank the Argus Club for the beautiful plant which they sent while I was in the
hospital. Maurice F. Doll. Eddie Girvan would like to thank his co-workers for remembering his
birthday with the beautiful lounging robe. Alice London wishes to thank the Argus Club and her
friends for their flowers and thoughtfulness in thinking of her duties during her recent
Dept. 45 News
As much as Bill Patton would like to dispose of his Chevy - the best way is not to forget where
you parked it, Bill! With the advent of Spring, all those feminine eyes will have to stop following
Gerry Buhrman's shiny green convertible. We regret to report that he won't even wave or sound a horn
at the gals he knows! Clarence Meyer recently spent an enjoyable day at the Detroit Induction Center
as a guest of the United States Government. As much as his hosts pressed him to make it a longer
visit, Mr. Meyer returned safely to Ann Arbor and his deferment card. We welcome Joe Dianetti to our
department. Joe is an Optical Engineer and will work in our department as a lens designer. He is a
gradúate of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. For precisión lathe work
see Verne Nelson in the Gage Department. Has anyone seen the "Flying Dutchman" of
Department 45? "I have lived a long time, but I have yet to see a man lost on a straight
road." Help is really scarce. Postoffice sign: "Man Wanted for Robbery."
A tall, tough-looking sailor entered a Loop rifle range in Chicago with a pretty girl on his arm.
They took turns knocking down pipes. The sailor scored five out of 20. Then the young miss amazed
onlookers (and her escort) by knocking off a perfect score. "There you are, baby," she
said serenely, taking his arm. "Now behave yourself."
Congratulations to the Radio Wildcats. The Wildcats have clinched the crown for the 1943-44 Argus
Bowling League, and in such a decisive manner that there is no disputing their superior - ity over
the rest of the league. Their margin over their closest rivals has now been widened to twelve games,
with a very good chance that this will be even greater when the season ends in three weeks. The
Wildcats moved into flrst pleace near the half-way mark in the season and have held unto the
leader's position ever since. The Inspection and Lens Maintenance teams proved to be the biggest
headaches to the new champs, but in the last few weeks these two teams have found the pace too fast
and have steadily lost ground to the winners. The members of the winning team are Tommy Langlois,
Kirk Fisher, Gene Livesay, Gordon Stevens and Captain Lefty Kendrovics. With the Wildcats winning
the crown the league is focusing its interest on the fight for the second and third place money. At
the present time Inspection and Maintenance are tied for the runner-up spot. These two. teams have
waged a bitter battle all year for the challenging position, but neither has been able to gain any
distinct advantage. If either of these teams hits a rough spot, there is a strong possibility that
the Argus Wildcats will move in to grab the second place prize. The Wildcats of the Optical Plant
are now only two games back and are going to be tough to. keep out of the second slot. It is
doubtful if any team in the league has been as hot as they in the last two months. If the Argus
Wildcats had been off to a decent start the first half of the season, the title race would most
likely have been between the two Wildcat teams. With the Wildcats having the championship securely
tucked away for the Radio División, the Cost Accounting team is trying to make it a sweep by
nailing down the cellar position. After an early season spurt the accounters hit the skids and have
finally landed at the bottom. Despite their position, the Cost Accounting team has perhaps had more
fun than any team in the league and the members have proved themselves the I best of sports.
Ladies' City Tournament News
The Argus Paint Shop placed well up ! in the prize money in the team event j with a 2374 series.
Annabelle Farmer, ] substituting for Ethel Soli, set the pace i for the team with a fine 476 series.
Leola Stoner's R and S Shoes team also carne in the money with 2305. Leola Stoner, Clarice Lytle,
Opal Stevens, Ethel O'Leary and Laura Egeler make j up this team. They took the championship two
years ago. Leola and Laura are regulars on the Inspection team in the Argus League and the other
three girls are Argus substi tutes. The R and S girls were very pleased with the beautiful corsages
given to them by Jack Neilson of Neilson Flowers and want to thank him very much. Other team scores
in the tournament were: Engineering 2230 and Cafeteria 2175. In the doubles event Leola Stoner and
Ethel O'Leary took top honors in the tournament with 1185. Leola had 540 and Ethel 468 in actual
pins. Their handicap was 177. Other doubles in the money were Thelma Livesay and Lillian
Hagöpian with 1118. Annabelle Farmer and Alma Fox 1101, Opal Stevens and Laura Egeler 1093.
Doubles not in the money were Ori Wetherbee and Mary Briggs 1027, Dorothy Andrés and Marie
Huhn 1022, Irene Crippen and Vivian Schultz 905. Singles scores were Annabelle Farmer 590, Laura
Egeler 574, Leola Stoner 558, Opal Stevens 545, Alma Fox 545, Ori Wetherbee 527, Dorothy
Andrés 537, Stephanie Gala 516, Ethel O'Leary 502 and Mary Briggs 499. Annabelle and Laura
will receive prize money in the singles event. There were other Argus girls who took part in the
tournament, but time did not permit your reporter to see these girls to get their scores. - Laura
Egeler. Definition of an Optimist: Anybody who tries to borrow a match or cigarette from Frankie
Stirton. Note: Does anybody know of any insurance laws that prohibit a man from carrying a few
matches? Signed: The iNite Gang and a few Day Men
Now In Florida
Argus Ladies' Bowling News
Paint Shop now has high single game of 802 and high three games of 2128, i without a handicap.
Annabelle Farmer, subbing for Ethel Soli, who has been ill, put together games of 155, 202 and 159 j
for a 516 series. This helped the Paint i Shop win two games from the mighty j Dials team and to tie
Inspection for i fourth place. Inspection helped the Engineers along by losing three games to them.
Must have been too much pressure for them with Opal Stevens subbing on the Engineering team, or else
Thelma Livesay's 477 series was too strong to overeóme. We had a lot of fun anyway.
Accounting is still in second place and Cafetería is third. (Dials in first place.) j i Paint
Shop and Inspection are in fourth ï with Engineering following close behind. The other teams f
olio w in this order: Planning, Victory, Sales, Machine Shop, Personnel and Riveting. We have two
very consistent subs. ! One night Annabelle Farmer had three i games of 151 each and Doris Lyons had
136 for each of her three games. We have a number of new subs and are happy to have them with
"Goodness, George, this is not our baby. This is the wrong carriage." "Shut up.
This carriage has rubber tires on it." Ration points are a lot more comfortable than bayonet
Mixed Doubles Tournament
The Mixed Doubles Bowling Tournament sponsored by the Plant 2 Girls' Bowling League held on March
5th was a "huge success." We had 52 couples taking part and of these 23 couples received
prizes in addition to two individual and three door prizes. The prizes awarded were gifts from local
merchants. Jim Nutt and Ethel Wagner - the first place winners - had to be "coaxed" into
entering the tournament because they feit that they couldn't bowl well enough. What will their
excuse be next time? "Red" Weid was rejoicing over the fact that he and his wife were
prize winners - even though it happened to be "booby prize." To say the least, they did
have a good deal of competition! The tournament was sponsored to raise funds toward "Wings of
Mercy" ambulance planes, and through the good "team work" of all members of our
League we were able to accomplish our goal. One of our "high-spirited" members - Mrs.
Isabel (Scotty) Watson, contributed a pair of Nylon Mesh hose on which we sold chances at 25 cents
each and netted $19.50. This was added to our tournament receipts, which enabled us to contribute
$50.00 toward the "Wings of Mercy" and $25.00 to the local Chapter of the Red Cross on the
War Fund Campaign. The following were prize winners: MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT March 5, 1944 lst-
$10.00 Cash : Jim Nutt Ethel Wagner 1366 2nd - Two Dinner Tickets - Allenel Hotel Russ Conley $5.00
Flowers- Nielson's Thressel Conley 1361 3rd - Sport Shirt- Safïel & Bush Merton Olufson
Permanent - Ritz Beauty Shop Mrs. Olufson 1347 4th - Two Dinner Tickets - Mayflower Norm Hartman
Satin Slip - Campus Shop Helen Fraser 1326 5th - Book Ends - Seyf ried Jewelry Bud Davis Picture -
Michigan Chandelier Phyllis Northrup 1325 6th- Bill Fold - Fiegel's Ron Kaufman $2.00 Cash Norma
Estep 1310 7th- $2.00 Gift Certifícate - Wild & Co Bill Bone $2.00 Gift
Certifícate- Elizabeth Dillon Lois Conkey 1302 8th- $2.00 Gift Certifícate- Goldman's
Roy Hiscock $2.00 Gift Certifícate - Cunningham's Peggy Allen 1292 9th - Two Decks Cards -
Mayer-Schairer A. Schwictenberg Toilet Set - Eberbach & Son Annabel Farmer 1291 lOth - Bill Fold
- Mayer-Schairer Merv. Smith Compact Schlanderer Jewelry Ori Weatherbee 1262 llth - Cartón
Cigarettes - Leigh Thomas Harold Peterson Box of Candy - Leigh Thomas Virginia Meyers 1261 12th-
$1.50 Cash B. Huggman Cologne - Eugene Beauty Shop V. Huffman 1259 13th- $1.25 Cash Wm. Price Large
Box Stationery - Mayer-Schairer Winnie Fraser 1258 14th- $1.00 Cash Jack Danner Large Jar Hand Cream
- Fisher's Pharmacy. . Maxine Wickman 1256 15th - Necktie - Fiegel's Dick Guarino Cosmetic Kit -
Budget Shop Mrs. Guarino 1255 16th- Two Theater Tickets - State Theater A. Push $1.00 Cash- Mrs.
Simms Mary Tucker 1254 17th- Two Theater Tickets - State Theater R. Weir Black Carneo Pin - Budget
Shop Katie Bauer 1248 18th - Two Theater Tickets - State Theater L. Skinner Pearl Pin and String
Beads - Kay-Jay Connie Skinner 1247 19th- Two Theater Tickets - State Theater "Red" Conway
Small Box Stationery - Mayer-Schairer Beulah Conway 1246 20th- Two Theater Tickets - State Theater
Joe Lyons Pair of Skuffs - Cousin's Shop Doris Lyons 1244 2 lst - Two Theater Tickets - State
Theater Henry Millage String of Beads - Kay-Jay Irene Bell 1244 22nd- Two Theater Tickets - Orpheum
Theater C. Baker Two Theater Tickets - Wuerth Theater Eva Baker 1241 BOOBY PRIZE Two Thermometers -
O. D. Merrill's "Red" Weid and Mrs. Reid 1055 HIGH INDIVIDUAL GAME- LADY Bath Salts -
Campus Drug Joy Hartman 188 HIGH INDIVIDUAL GAME- MAN $2.50 Cleaning - Greene's Ceilon Hill 229 DOOR
PRIZES 9" Two-Layer Cake - Quality Bakery Ruth Wackenhut No. 37 9" Two-Layer Cake -
Quality Bakery "Red" Conway No. 1 9" Two-Layer Cake - Quality Bakery A. Schwictenberg
Camera Club Meeting
Champions Of The Industrial League
In an earlier game, ihe Fiegel five had defeaied our boys and, with Doyle and Bikoff, former
Michigan players, in ihe line-up feli confideni of repeating and winning ihe crown. However, ihe
Argus ieam played iis besi game of ihe year and won wiih comparaiive ease. Bob Hahn again proved io
be ihe big gun in ihe aiiack - scoring 27 poinis. This was more ihan ihe combined efforis of ihe iwo
Michigan stars. Despiie Hahn's brilliant performance, the viciory was achieved by ihe ouislanding
efforis of all ihe players. Bill Huffman and Jim Devlin were especially effeciive. In winning ihe
Industrial League tiile Argus earned ihe righi io meei ihe UMCA Ieam for ihe city championship, ihe
winner of ihis game io represent Ann Arbor in ihe siate tournameni. The Y fïve had gone ihrough
ihe entire Fraternal League schedule without a defeat and had one of iis best teams in recent years.
The Industrial League champs pui up a siubborn fight, bui were finally defeaied by the well balanced
Y ieam. The score: 47-37. Even in defeat Argus gave a good account of iiself and need feel no
regrets in losing io a ieam ihat has noi yei been defeaied. Congraiulations io the coach and all ihe
An Unknown Soldier's Poem
Somewhere beyond the Southern Cross above the seven seas, Along the bitter far-off roads, their
piriions fetch the breeze. White wings are black against the sky by desert, sun and dune. The
ancient lullaby is lost against a rougher tune. Some flew East - some flew West - and some will fly
no more; Far, far out from the eagle's nest Their mighty motors roar. And wing by wing their rule
will grow Above all sea and sod, Until they strike the final blow For country and God. Faintly I
hear the old old song when golden dreams were young. But louder still I hear the wings where sudden
death is flung. Bravely the eagle rides the air, but in my fading dreams, The dim lost lullaby
returns How far away it seems. Some fly East - and some fly West - They take an endless tract.
Through flame and steel they face the test Around the world and back. Their golden youth blots out
the sky, They let the comets plod, As each one flies to live or die For country and God.
Machine Shop, Plant 1.
Dept. 17r News
Huida Burns, íormerly of John Kenne's Dept., is now to be a permanent member of Riveting.
Welcome, Huida. Our little Mary Watson has a stiff neck. We bet she has been watching too many
airplanes, especially B-24s. You've heard of Arthur Murray teaching dancing in a hurry? Try
attending an Argus party with a certain one in our department, if you want to learn. What's this we
hear about a wolfess entering our fold? Carrie Behnke is back with us again, looking very much
rested. Paul Eugene says his blood type is 4-0. We guessed wrong. Thought it was 4-F. If the betting
persists in this department, our slogan will be, "Here today, gone to borrow." Dumbbells
always go in pairs.
Her smile is so nice, Her walk so divine But the stripes on her arm Are twice what's on mine.
She's dark and she's tall She's poised and she's swank But, gosh darn it all She pulls her rank.
It's a heil of a note I'm sorry to say But you can't date a corp On a Buck private's pay. So here I
sit Now who do I do? She'll just have to wait Till I get two too. Go get it, big boy.
"Yes, it took me six weeks of hard work to learn how to play tennis." "And what do
you have for your pains?" "Liniment."
Walter Winchell: A woman's idea of a bore is a man in love with another woman.
EACH SYMBOL ÉÉP = MILLION CARDCNS jl942li5 MILLION 1943 20 MILLION (GOAL WAS 18
MILLION) 1944] 22 MILLION GOAL
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Lañe, Sr., of Marien, 111., have announced the marriage of their
younget daughter, Novella Lañe, to Clarénce E. Merritt, S. lc of the Seabees. Ihe
marriape vows were spoken bef ore Rev. Schwiman of the Evangelical Church. The single ring ceremony
was períormed at 6:00 P. M., Mon March 13, 1944, in the church parsonage. Mrs. Sherman and
Mrs. Deal attendants. Aí'ter the ceremony the newlyweds drove to Britton, Michigan, where a
delicious supper was served in their honor. Guests at the wedding party included: Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Root, Mrs. Jean Hall and the groom's foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Vealey. Mr. Merritt left
March 15th for Qamp Parks, California, where he is Camp Recreation Manager. Bef ore joining the
Seabees he worked in our Receiving Dept. Mrs. Meriitt is staying at present with Mr. and Mrs.
Vealey. After the war, the young couple plan to cettle in this locality. Many friends extend to them
sincere good wishes.