Argus Recreation Club 1944 - 1945
The Argus Recreaticm Club was formeel for the purpose of promoting the social activities of the
employees of Argus. The only requirement necessary for membership is to be an employee of the
Company. The yearly election of Officers and Advisory Board took place on April 26th, and we have
the pleasure of presenting to you the electees for . the coming year. It will be their ambition to
make this year a notable and interesting one, and they want everyone to feel that this is his or her
organization and that they share the responsibility for its success. So let's back the new officers
and continue the good work started by the capable hands of the retiring officers and committees, to
whom we express onr thanks ani sincere appreciation.
ARGUS RECREATION CLUB ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND ADVISORY BOARD NEW ADVISORY BOARD
Argus Eyes For Victory!
This paper is an employees' publication. lts aims are: 1. To present news of individuals
throughout the two plants. 2. To keep former employees now in the service informed as to what is
going on at International Industries. 3. To present up-to-date information on all problems vital to
employees which the war has brought about. 4. To give all employees an opportunity to express
themselves. No items will be used which will tend to ridicule or embarrass anyone. Humor and
good-natured fun, however, are always acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Chas. A. Barker Assistant
Editor 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.
Here Are Some Facts About Your Profit-sharing Savings-retirement Plan
Everyone Now Employed by Argus Has a Chance ío Enjoy These Beneíits Some Day, and
So Read This With Care Eligibiliíy: Except for the Charter Members and Wage Award Holders,
all new employees are eligible for membership after they have been in the employ of the Company for
a continuous period of three full fiscal years. The fiscal year begins August lst. Resignation: Any
individual who leaves the employ of the Company and is later re-hired must serve again the three
fiscal years before being entitled to membership. However, employees on leave of absence do not lose
their status in the Fund. Employee Contributions: Employee contributions are limited to 5% of their
wages, but not less than 2%, which are deducted from their wages each pay day. The yearly payment to
the Fund is limited to $200. Employee contributions are limited to this amount in order to prevent
high-salaried employees from sharing too greatly in the benefits which are intended primar ily for
the majority of our workers. Company Contributions: The Company agrees to pay to the Fund at the
close of each fiscal year not less than 10% of its net operating earnings, after taxes and other
charges, but not exceeding the limitation placed by the Revenue Act of 1942; that is, 15% of the
total annual compensation of the members of the Fund. Reiirement: When a member becomes fifty-five
years of age or has served the Company continuously for twenty years, he may terminate his
membership in the Fund and receive the entire amount to his credit there. Voluntary Resignalion or
Dismissal: If an employee is discharged or leaves the employ of the Company before reaching
fifty-five, or before having participated in the Fund for 20 years, he receives, ninety days after
termination of employment, all that he contributed to the Fund with accumulated interest, and
one-half (50%) of the Company 's contributions, with accumulated interest. The remainder falls back
into the General Fund and goes to increase the credits of the other members; no part of it ever
coming back to the Company. In the Even! of Permanent Disability: Where a member is incapacitated by
reason of illness or physical disability, and has not reached the age of fifty-five, at the
discretion of the Trustee, with the approval of the Managing Committee, he may be paid his full
share in the Fund according to the books of accounts. In other words, in this event he will receive
the full amount credited to him at the time regardless of the length of service with the Company. In
the Event of Death, Prior to Reiirement: Upon the death of any ernployeemember of the Fund prior to
retirement, there is paid to the estáte of such employee, or to such beneficiary as may have
been designated by him, his full
share of the Fund, that is, the total amount to his credit as of the date of ais death.
Vïembers' Credit Not Attachable: Neither ;he member's individual or collective inerest in the
Fund is grantable, transferable or otherwise assignable, in whole or in part, either by the
voluntary or involuntary acts of all parties to the Fund. !
It is not attachable by operation of law, nor can it be taken for any debt. Managing Committee:
In the control, management and distribution of the Fund, the Trustee is subject to, and can act only
with the approval of the Managing Committee. The Committee consists of five members (of which the
Trustee is one). Two of the members
are selected annually by the management or directors of the Company and the remaining two members
are elected by a majority vote of the employee participants in the Plan. The Trustee is appointed by
the Board of Directors of the Company and holds office until removed. His vote only counts in case
of a tie in a Managing Committee meeting.
Profit-sharing Fund Invests $100,000 In Special Preferred Stock
Members of the Profit Sharing Fund will be glad to know that they are now part owners, as well as
employees of ARGUS INCORPORATED through the ownership of one thousand (1,000) shares of the new $100
par value Employee Profit Sharing Preferred Stock. As all members know, the contributions made by
employee members must be invested in government or government guaranteed securities. The portion of
the fund contributed by the Company may be invested by the Managing Committee and Trustee as they
may deern best. After considerable study by the Managing Committee it was decided that since
expanding operations of the Company would be needed for larger profits, and since the members were
interested in larger profits, an investment in the Company would be ideal. There was opposition to a
common stock investment by the committee because market fluctuations might wipe out the equity of
the members. A study of the practices of other
companies having such a plan revealed that a limited preferred stock issue would be ideal for
this purpose. As a result, at the request of the Managing Committee, the Trustee submitted to
Company stockholders, a request for the authorization and issuance of preferred stock of your
Company, to be sold only to the Employee Profit Sharing Fun. The stock is on a five (5) per cent
cumulative dividend basis. Dividends are paid on the Employee Profit Sharing Fund stock before any
common stock dividends can be declared and paid to stockholders. The Employee Profit Sharing
Preferred Stock is preferred as to assets of the Company in the e vent of dissolution or
liquidation. The stock is callable by the Company on thirty days' notice at 102.50 per share. The
changes in the Articles of Incorporation of the Company necessary to approve the issuance and sale
of stock were approved by a more than two-thirds vote of the stockholders on November 3rd at the
time of the Annual Meeting.
General Accounting Department
A Spring Lamb
Here is a lamb of the genus, "Cake." It will never gambol on the green, bul it tastes
jusl as good as it looks. Mrs. Elizabeth Wrathell, Plant 1 Maintenance Dept., manufaclured it for
her son, Li. Wm. H. Wrathell, who is recuperating from an in jury received while on duly at his post
at Camp Breckenridge, Ky. Good cooking has long been a sort of a hobby with Mrs. Wrathell, but the
hobby may become a business considering the number of folks who have asked her to bake lamb cakes
for their boys in the Service.
Dept. 17-r News
Ha! The truth will get out about that supposedly stiff neck of Mary Watson's. We have learned
hubby Paul has been promoted to Staff Sergeant. His latest news was that their B-24 crew had
completed twelve missions over Germany. We hope that there won't be many more to fly and that the
boys will soon be home. Has anyone noticed the rock on Paul Eugene's left hand? He says the numbers
haven't been given of late. But by the looks of it, some nag or something must have come in. Ed
Nimke has been quoting "Ready, willing and able" of late. At first we were rather dubious
about it. But with all the new ideas for niaking production faster and easier for us, we are sure
that's what he means. You're all right, Boss. ís a new romance budding in our department? Ed
Nimke and Jesse Cope have placed $2 bets on what country will crack first. Jess says Germany will
and Ed says Japan. Mary Watson has $5 on Germany, while Mary Dobransky has $2 that the war will end
this year. The rest of us have decided not to bet. But at any rate, we hope they both crack together
and get it over in a hurry. Riveting's bowling team wants the rest of the teams to know we enjoyed
playing with everyone of you. Although we did not have much luck, we sure had a lot of fun. Hasn't
anyone noticed the streamlining of certain ones in Dept. 17? A few guys keep boxing numbers and
losing every day. We are only hoping their wives don't catch up with them and box their ears. Pvt.
Larry Dieterle of Ft. Worth, Tex., visited the Dept. while home on furlough. Larry certainly looks
grand and we think the Army agrees with him. He says he still likes Michigan, but if he can't have
it, he will take Texas. Good luck, Larry. Carrie Behnke says that the latest news from brother, F 2c
Harry Steers is that he is back from sea duty and is having extended training in California A good
number of the employees have had the opportunity to look at a snapshot album of Mary Dobransky's.
She is making it for brother Michael when he comes home. They are snaps taken from the time he has
been in service here in the States to the latest pictures from overseas. Mary says anyone interested
can look it over. Libbie Cleven reports that her brother, Pfc. Charles (Bud) Cleven, is on a rest
island after one of the Jap battles. Bud says he won't know how to act if he sees a white woman
after a year away, and that if they are homely they will look good to him. Libby has a good picture
of Charles and his buddy which she will have in Argus Eyes later
HELP! Fellow employees, have you any relaiives or friends who would like to work wiih us? The
radio deparlmenl needs 20 girls to learn light assembly. The only requirements are good eyesighl.
two capable hands and a sincere willingness ío contribute their efforts to the winning of ihe
war. We also need trainees for lens grinding and polishing. No experience necessary, good starting
salary and a permanent peace-time job. Please pass the word along, telling them what a good place
this is to work. For any further information stop in at the Employment Office.
FOURTH AND WILLIAM STREETS Ann Arbor, Michigan WMC Rules Apply
Dials Take Plant 1 Women's Bowling Title
These gals carne through to win the championship of the Ladies' League, even though this is the
first year of bowling for three of them. Everyone of them had loads of fun, and they are glad they
won the honor of being the "Champs." (For more about the bowling finals see the Sports
"I do not like these jackets," Said a Wave who was rather thin. "But," said
her friend, "you get out of them Just exactly what you put in.
"Say, Aunt Melissah, what am a paratrooper?" "Well, Honey, a para-trooper am a
soljer what climbs down trees he never clumb up."
Souvenir Of Winter
The Bauer Children
Argus Ladies' Bowling
With first place honors well taken care of by the Dials team, the Ladies' League will draw to a
close soon. There will be much excitement the next two weeks, with five teams trying for second
place. Accounting, Paint Shop, Inspection, Cafeteria and Engineering all have a chance for this
spot. This has been a very good league this year. There have been some fine scores Dowled. When the
season started only about half of the girls had averages over a hundred. Now there are only a few
who have not reached it. By the time you read this, we will ïave finished the season and
attended our banquet so in the next edition of 'Argus Elyes" I will give a full account of the
final standings, the banquet and ;he prizes.
Dept. 27 News
A farewell party for Petie Exelby was ield in the cafetería on April 27. Ruth O'Hare's
super chocolate cake and ice cream served as refreshments. Petie received a lovely gold pin from her
coworkers and we all wish her lots of good luck in the future. On April 20th the gang celebrated
Harold Walz' and Bob Snay's birthdays in the cafetería with ice cream and cake for
refreshments. Each received a nice billfold and a paper doll from their coworkers. Well, the gals
beat the boys in the bowling match April 23rd. Yep. the winners are all set for a steak dinner. It
was all in fun; everyone had a swell time and we are going to have another match game. Ask John
Shanahan where he gets that "Highland Fling" from when he bowls. It's really cute. We are
very glad to have George Kielwasser in our department. His duty is driving the panel truck. Note: We
should really get some swell points on bowling now. Ain't we lucky? Petie Exelby's husband, Pfc. Joe
Exelby, has a fifteen-day furlough beginning April 29th. This is the first furlough since last
October from his station at Colorado Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Merble Wilson are the proud new
grandparents of a sweet little baby girl. They visited the new family over the week-end in Indiana
and found everyone getting along just fine. According to a telegram received by Mrs. Ellen Ross, 216
W. Ann St, her son, Sgt. Warren L. Ross, is now a Germán prisoner of war. He had been
reported missing in action while on a Liberator bomber flight over France. Sgt. Ross is a technical
radio man. The many folks who knew Warren here are mighty glad to know he is alive. The Stockroom
men's team ended the bowling season in seventh place. A young vacationist was feeling rather bored
after a week at a remote New England farm. He was homesick for the sight of a paved street and a
telephone pole, a juke box, a movie, anything that had some life and NOISE. So he took the nearest
road to the nearest village. Down the road to this hamlet he ran into a farmer mowing his grass by
the roadside. "How long will it take me to get to town?" asked the stranger. The scythe
stopped, the level glance bore down upon him: "How fast are you going to walk?"
Suggestion Box Bond Winners
Howard McCombs, of Dept. 31, Optical Toolroom, Plani 2. Howard suggested a rack upon which to
file the brass templates used for gauging curvatures of lenses. The templates were hung from hooks
along one wall of the gauge room, necessitating the use of a ladder in reaching some of them. The
quantity of gauges made it necessary to file them three deep on the hook, thus adding to the
unavailability of them. The new rack is a series of swinging boards upon which the gauges are hung
one set to a hook, and wi'thin reaching distance of the floor. George Snyder, of the Polishing Room,
Dept. 36, Plant 2. George suggested installing a sediment tank under the grinder sinks to catch the
emery which was being washed down the drain every day. The emery caught in the tank can be reclaimed
and used again. Elvis Sutfin, of the Blocking Dept., Plant 2. A blocking fixture for prisms was the
idea that won an award for Elvis. The prisms are blocked in strips of four, being held together with
wax. The old method of pressing them together was not adeqaate, as they kept breaking apart due to
insufficient pressure on the ends. The new tooi keeps the prisms pressed together by means of a
thumbscrew, which applies the proper pressure to the ends and allows the wax to harden evenly. Ruth
Cin, of the Cleaning Dept., Plant 2. Ruth brought to attention the fact that we were using
unsuitable cartons for holding many of the newer lenses we are now making. The lenses which are
moved from one department to another in individual sectional open-top cartons were not getting
proper protection and were becoming scratched and chipped. Her suggestion for cartons fitted to our
new size lenses will reduce scrap and eliminate much rework.
Dora Eugene, Raw Inspection Dept., Plant 1. Her winning suggestion was a machine run by a motor
to inspect various tapped holes on parts. She originally turned a handle by hand, which was very
fatigueing. She is now able to do a better job with much less effort and consequently increased her
production. Floyd Prali, Machine Dept., Plant 1. Through the use of his suggestion in re-arranging
our operation sequence on pinion shafts, we were able to elimínate one whole operation, which
was the wiping off of dirt film left in shafts. This resulted in a saving of 40.0 minutes per
hundred pieces. Our production is high on these parts, consequently this was a very worthwhile
suggestion. Edward Dieierele, Assembly Dept., Plant 1. Ed's winning suggestion will enable us to
keep our production lines operating more efficiently and adds to our high quality of workmanship.
Robert Sulion, Assembly Dept., Plant 1. Bob suggested using a small, quick-acting clamp to hold one
of our models on the inspection machine, which resulted in the elimination of the set becoming loose
and making a poor electrical contact. We are now assured that contact once made will remain until
the inspection operation is completed. Luella Bafs, Assembly Dept., Plant 1. Luella recognized the f
act that one of her fixtures which had a threaded shaft used for clamping part prior to drilling was
slow and she suggested a quick acting locking shaft, which resulted in a saving of 5.0 minutes per
hundred pieces. Doris Layer also had a winning suggestion which increased the efficiency of the
employees of the Raw Inspection Dept., by using a large type drop chute' delivery boxes, thus
eliminating cumbersome, odd-sized cardboard boxes on the benches and also kept the pieces from
falling on the floor.
SUGGEST SOMETHINC THAT WILL Reduce labor cosí Reduce materia! cosf Increase efficiency
Dept. 39-41 News
We're glad to have Ruth Wackenhut working with us now. She formerly worked in Dept. 41 and is now
working for Production Control. We hope you like it, Ruth. We were sorry to lose Mar j ie Criswell
from the soaking room. She has gone back to her home in Tennessee. Betty Billeau and Marguerite
Fischer are both ill. We miss them and sincerely hope they will be able to return to work real soon.
We know the girls in Dept. 39 are glad the bowling season is over, even though the Cementing team
finished the season tied for third place. They also won first prize for high single game and high
series. Doris Sherman is back from Iowa. She reports she really had a nice trip and says Iowa looks
better than ever. We hope she doesn't decide to go back there to live. The girls in the Cementing
room had a birthday surprise for Grace Bultman. We had ice cream and cake, and was it delicious? We
invited Doris Sherman, Ken and Leonard Sadje to enjoy it with us. Grace didn't teil us her age, but
we imagine she's a wee bit over 21, eh, Grace?
Have you heard about Wilma Litteral and Edna Kappler disgracing the Easter bunny? If you wonder
why you should see the sorry bunch of eggs they colored. Maybe Charles was the one that distracted
them. What say, girls? ? The Cementing room bowling team and subs (Edna Kappler and Rita Graybill)
presented their Captain (Opal Conley) with a yellow rosebud corsage the night of the bowling banquet
at the Allenel Hotel. Virginia Buss and Wilma Litteral went out to Edna Kappler 's for a sauerkraut
dinner Friday night. We enjoyed it, but it seemed to make Wilma sick. Do you suppose it was the
dinner or the liquid refreshments she had later. Billie Hamlet has been coming to work an hour later
on Saturday morning. She's been riding with Rodney Mast. Do you suppose that could be the reason?
Your guess is as good as ours. We all miss Art Gerssler running in and out of Dept. 39. He is now
with Uncle Sam's mighty Air Corps. We wish him lots of luck and hope he will hurry back to Argus.
Opal Conley enjoyed a week in Salyersville, Ky., just recently. She accompanied her mother there
where her mother had a tonsilectomy.
We're glad to see Blanche Ranson back with us now after her illness. She has taken over Mar j ie
Criswell's work in the soaking room. We hear we're going to have a new "Hula, Hula" girl
in Dept. 39. There is a rumor that Dorothy Elliott is to receive a grass skirt from her boy friend
in the South Sea Islands. By the way, has anyone got any Hawaiian records they'd like to
dónate to this worthy cause?
Or Was It The Easter Bunny?
Rube Egeler has a beagle hound, Vic by name, who not only is an excellent hunter but furnishes
Rube with his eggs íor breakfast. Imagine Laura's surprise when she went out one night to
feed him (the dog) and there in the dog house were two nice fresh eggs. Either Vic is a super-duper
dog or the neighbor's chickens don't like their coop. My guess is that Vic is the super for letting
the chick into his nice warm house and then not breaking the eggs. Great economists have probably
come no closer to the "root of all evil" than the humble sheep herder who, upon being
asked how much he had received for the sheep he had just sold, replied: "Not as much as I
figured I might, but I never thought I would."
Dept. 28 News
Imagine Marjorie Parke's surprise one bowling night. She had one of the girls rent a pair of
bowling shoes for her at the bowling alley. When she asked the girls if they got therri for her, she
was handed a pair of shoes that must have been at least a size twelve. She just about passed out
when they told her it was the only pair available. She could see her foot behind the foul line and
the shoe over it. The girls let her have until time to bowl and then gave her a pair that was much,
much smaller. Then she was happy. Mary Temple has joined the Raw Inspection gang again after having
been away for a while. Glad to have you back, Mary. March 27th was another birthday party day. The
party was for Leola Stoner. The department had ice cream and a lovely birthday cake. Leola was
presented with a nice birthday gift. We are glad to have Nina Walterhouse staying on with us. Hope
you like us, too, Nina. Scout: "Hey, cook, there's no turtle in this soup." Camp Cook:
"No, and if you look close, you'll find there's no horse in that horseradish."
This is the department a new employee meets first and one with which he has frequent dealings
during his period of employment. lts function is to recruit and place employees and 4 to serve them
in every possible way from then on. If the sad, sad day comes when an ployee must leave Argus, the
Personnel Department is the last to bid him farewell.
Mr. N. T. Brotherton is Di"ector of Personnel. He is Argus contact with the WatLabor Board,
the War Marrower Comm'ss!on and all g-overnment bureaus reguVing personnel practices. Personnel work
becomes more complicated with each tíew (leneral Order Number (the number begins to look like
the national debt!) In spite of all the red tape, his íirst concern is to make this a good
place to work. He is also Director of Public Relations, but that is another story. Mrs. Ruth
Scharren is Asslstant Director of Personnel. She shares Mr. Brotherton's responsibilities, and in
addition supervises the personnel of the department. She is always available for consultation with
department heads and employees and is versed in compány policy. Figuratively speaking, her
shoulders are very broad. Mrs. Grace Radford, Emplovee Counselor, is the lady to see when you are
puzzled, worried or confused about anything at all. She has a big smile, a talent for solving
problems and an apparently unlimited store of patience, common sense and good humor. Mrs. Barbara
Titus, Interviewer, is the friendly person who greets all applicants for jobs. She knows all the
jobs that are open and aims to find people to fill them. (Do you know of a tooi and diemaker or a
typist who isn't busy at the moment?) She does her best to see that people are placed in jobs where
they will "fit" and sees that the new employee bas all the necessary information to start
off on the right foot. She also has charge of bond drives, and of highway gasoline, tire and shoe
rationing. A good person to know ! Mr. Roy B. Hiscock is Paymaster. He assigns clock numbers, time
cards and badges and bas charge of group insurance. He has, however, a thousand and one
self-assigned duties which come under the heading of Good Deeds. Probably the most popular man in
the organization and not merely because he signs and passes out the checks. Mrs. Anne Boland is
secretary to Mr. Brotherton and Mrs. Scharren. She's a very busy lady. The frequent rush jobs she
takes in her stride, and remains calm and efficiënt. Be sure to keep her informed of changes in
. youï draft status. Miss Rita Graybill has charge of Personnel records. She keeps the files up
to the minute and informs the Payroll Department of all changes in jobs and rates. As capable as she
is ornamental. Miss Shirlee Baumgartner is Insurance and Bond clerk, and works with Roy B. on group
insurance. You see her about bonds and she passes on your instructions to the Payroll Department.
She also sees that your bonds are delivered to you. She is the newest and youngest member of
Personnel and is doing a mansized job.
This Prevented This
Dept. 40 News
The Department has introduced another home touch with the acquisition of some photographic gems
from Dick Bill's collection. We enjoy them and hope that visitors do so, too. We are now in a FULLY
air-conditioned room since the construction gang cut holes in the roof for the beams. April showers
are O. K. when seen through a windów but not when the rain on the floor reaches your ankies.
Maybe Sylvia M. should have her glasses nxeci at the Johnson Optical instead of the Argus Optical.
Eddie has to order glyptol glue by the gallon just to keep them stuck together.
"Say, this car won't climb a hill! You said it was a fine machine!" Dealer: "I
said, 'On the level it's a good car'."
Breathes there a man with soul so dead, Who never hath turned his head and said: "Hummmmm,
Nurses Attend Conference
Francés Watterworth and Mildred Bird attended the Medical and Surgical Industrial
Conference in Detroit April 6. The meeting was held in the Rackham Educational Memorial building and
was attended by nurses representing many of the larger industrial plants in this district. New
developments in the treatment of Industrial First Aid problems were discussed and considerable time
was given to practical techniques in First Aid work.
Wear Your Goggles
: SAFETY SAM pL } sL I A L 1 4E? V N - y 3 l O i i - it Tv M
The Three Graces
Sales And Advertising News
Nothing seems quite the same around the Sales Dept. since Thelma Faber left. We all miss her
smiling face. But we will bear with our loss because we know Thelma is going to be very happy in her
new assignment with the Spars. She left Arm Arbor on the 27th for the Spars' Training School in Palm
Beach, Florida, for a special six week' course. After that - no one knows where she will go, but we
hope to hear from her long before that. As a matter of fact, she has promised to send us a picture
just as soon as her official photograph is released "for press purposes." We bet she will
look schnazzy in it. Many complaints have reached Ginnie Meyers' ears during the past few days
because she refused to let some of us have a party at her cottage on the lake. Her excuse was that
she had not had time to do her spring housecleaning. Shame on you, Ginnie, for being such a slovenly
housekeeper. And anyway, why don't you get smart and have a housecleaning party and have everyone
present do their part, so we won't be disappointed again. You are a nice girl, and you have a nice
cottage, so let's get together. We are fortúnate to again have Jackie Wanamaker back with us.
She was here all last summer, and now that school isn't too arduous, she has returned parttime to
help us get things done. Glad you are back, and hope you stay forever. One of the reasons the Sales
Dept. is so busy right now is because of the receipt of an avalanche of letters from dealers telling
us how much they like "Argus Eyes." A sample letter reads thusly: "Argus Eyes and
your new Dealer Talk sure hit the spot. The earnest and enthusiastic character of the Argus
personnel as shown in your publication is really inspiring. They take me right into your plant. If
other Argus dealers get as big a bang out of this closer acquaintance with your Company, I'm certain
that the Argus line after the war will zoom steadily upwards in popularity. Best wishes for a speedy
return to making photographic things." That was from Torn Wilson of Oregon.
A. C. Assembly
Florence Schwemmin was surprised with a birthday party, April 12th, in the cafeteria by
Swickerath's department and the inspectors on the third floor. Florence received a nice gift.
Refreshments of cake and ice cream were served. We don't know what the candle power was, but it
looked pretty bright when lighted. Many more happy birthdays, Florence. If anyone in Swickerath's
department wants a vacation, Enid Connors will be glad to take over. Lena Alian and Florence
Schwemmin' are on the sick list. Hurry back, girls, we miss you.
This note was pinned to an umbrella in a Dayton cafe: "This belongs to a champion fighter -
he is coming back." Some time later it was noted that the umbrella was missing. In its place
was another note: "This umbrella was picked up by a champion runner - he is not coming
"Defeatists, who assert the pinnacle of American opportunity is past and gone forever, think
of frontiers in terms of trackless forests, or virgin of Indians on the warpath; whereas, in truth,
clearing ground and placing land under cultivation is but the initial step in a neverending
procession of progress for any people that remains fired with the divine spark of individual
initiative." - H. W. Prentis, Jr., President, Armstrong Cork Company. "Kiss me once more
like that and I'm yours for life." "Thanks for the warning."
Here And There Around Optical Assembly
Francés Hill so graciously entertained sixty women bowlers at a lovely party at her home
after the final game of the season. We spent a most enjoyable evening, Francés, we warmly
regard you as a charming hostess. Hear that Nellie Hecox5 Girvanette, was Eddie's campaign manager.
With a platform such as "Nothing But Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Served at Argus Picnics," how
could he lose? Our baby, Gracie Girvan, turned two years old last week and gets sweeter every
birthday. What will she be like at eighteen? Time Marches ON! When asked what book they would take
with them if cast awTay on a desert irland, ellowed to take one book and only one, Dick Wilson
replied, "The Bible"; Betty Gee, "Sears and Roebuck's catalogue"; Doris
Skelding, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"; Maxine Wichman, "Bugs Bunny"; G. K.
Chesterton, "Thomas' Guide to Practical Ship-building." Everyone seems to be in a dither
as to whether or not hats are going to be worn at the Women's Bowling Banquet and today seems to be
a relay of bobby pins preparatory to the big event. Why the sudden popularity of Ilka Chare's book
"In Bed We Cry." Really, Conkey, you can do better than that. Well, Maxie, it looks like
you're in. Congiatulations to the new secretarytreasurer of the Argus Recreation Club. When is the
launching to take place? And so iddle wed got ma'wied. The groom is a mighty lucky fellow. Many
happy years to you both, Mr. and Mrs. Moore. Ya pays yer money and yer takes ver choice. That's all,
folks. See you next month.
An efficiënt business man entered hi3 plant's shipping room one day and saw an idle young
man lounging against a desk. "Here, you loafer!" shouted the boss, "what's your
salary?" "Fifteen a week." "Well, here's a week's salary. Take it and get
out!" shouted the enraged employer, and then, turning to his shipping manager, "Why on
earth did you ever hire that loafer?" "I didn't. He just delivered a package from Brown
International Industries, Inc.
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PHLm'lflA' - Awarded to Plant 2 H HH lrBK A M iB ' Optica! División I ' --" This 56-page
illustrated booklet published by - Argus to help you solve many of the problems of the technlque of
picture taking will make a valuable additjon to your library. Send 25c today to Argus, Ánn
Arbor, Michigan, Dept. C. JTrom snow to sunshine there Ir" f M is no closed season for Good
Pictures. ■mwJÜ' imim To vour soldier or sailor dointï his MH IhI WA
duty"over there"your pictures are the visual symbols of the things he loves. Take each
picture carefully. Preserve your present equipment, save vital film and make each picture a Good
Outspoken . . . foreman of Optical Assembly, and newly-elected President of the Argus Employees'
Club. Born 1911 in Kilbirnie. Scotland. where parents and three sisters now live. Has been 14 years
in the United States. Finally persuaded the U. S. Government to grant him citizenship in 1940. Was
formerly with Chance Vought Aircraft in Hartford, Connecticut. Started in the mechanical inspection
department of Argus, Incorporated, five years ago when it was known as International Research.
Worked under Curt Adams, Ron Kaufman, Erv Braatz, etc, in various capacities. Reactions of these
foremen have not been ascertained up to the time of going to press. Swears he reads "Time"
magazine from cover to cover. Also reads Life, The Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Readers' Digest.
The New Yorkerand Parents' Magazine. Thumbs hurriedly through "Factory Management" Spends
seven-eighths of spare time posing his two-year-old daughter for negatives leading to 16 by 20
enlargements. His house at 711 Pauline Blvd., contains 5 rooms, 5 still cameras, 3 enlargers. Mrs.
Girvan, 4 movie projectors, 2 film-splicing machines, his 2year-old daughter. three 16 mm. cameras,
etc. When questioned closely, admits that his hobby is photography. Also swims a little, swears his
way around golf courses, bowls and has an occasional game of draughts with Mrs. G. Has traveled in
32 states. swam in all of the Great Lakes and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Maintains that the
Atlantic Ocean is not one of the Great Lakes. Favorite quota tions: (a) "Optical Assembly is
definitely the No. 1 Department." (b) "Now that I'm president of the Argus Club. . .
." (c) "Optical Assembly is defifinitely the No. 1 Department."
Profit-sharing Plan Created For Benefit Of The Individual
Employees: This Fund was created for and operates to your individual benefit. It is your
opportunity to share more fully in the success of the Company. A corporation has three distinct
interests: ownership, management, and labor. Each of these interests is essentially selfish. There
is just one way to weid them into a common cause for the greater good of all - by participating in
the Profit Sharing Savings-Retirement Plan which secures better results to all these interests at
the same time. One of the most serious responsibilities of administration is the equitable
distribution of earnings between capital and labor, and between various classes of labor. The
oíd idea that capital should get all it could squeeze out and still keep labor functioning
has practically disappeared. In its place is the new idea to give labor all that is possible and at
the same time keep capital functioning. This change of emphasis amounts to a new industrial
revolution and as such can only be successful when labor assumes the obligations that go with this
advance. The Profit sharing Plan is designed to give you a really worthwhile goal to work for. It
will not be used to eoualize wages; in f act, it cannot be construed as having any relationship to
wage or bonuses. On the other hand, the Plan gives you an opportunity to share in a very democratie
and substantial way in the Company's prosperity which, in your workdays, you help to build. About
1,750,000 troops a month travel on American trains in official troop movements, exclusive of
Gifts For New Bride
"By the way, who is that long and lank girl standing over there?" "Hush. She used
to be long and lank, but she's just inherited $100,000. She's tall and stately now."
"What's worse than eating hash at a restaurant where you don't know what's in it?"
"Eating it at home where you do know."
Do I like birthdays? Sure, you bet. But I thought they were for the younger set, Til my birthday
carne, then I changed my mind, When the MN line asked me to diñe. : want to thank you girls
so much )r all of the hankies, cards and such. e dinner was swell in every way. Just how I can thank
you, I really can't say. Two lovely salads, potatoes and macaroni, Both were delicious and that's no
bologny. Celery, too, and deviled eggs Gave you added strength to stand on your legs. Buns and jello
made it complete, Except the cake, which was really a treat. It was a masterpiece of its very own
kind, A nicer cake I never could find. An angel food, all pink and white, It really was a gorgeous
sight. I know it was six inches tall, Now, I'm not fooling you at all. It looked just like that
candy flufï, You know what I mean - that carnival stuff. It peeled right off like flakes of
snow And makes you want just mo' and mo'. Well, let's cali this to a cheerful end, And let me say as
friend to friend, Thank you each and every one For the beautiful thoughts and all the fun.
A Mother's Prayer
A little boy in a jersey blouse Was playing on the floor. The sun was caught in his sandy hair -
Made it sparkle all the more. In his chubby hands he held some blocks, There were castles in his
dreams, With towers and spires and spans andlocks, With boats and bridges and streams. At times if
the structure wasn't right, His blocks would fall to the ground. But up they went the same as
before, His mind and his purpose was sound. And when the task was especially hard, I would ache to
help that boy, For he was such a little one - My lad - my pride and my joy! But if mothers are flrm,
then boys grow strong, With characters wise and true. And thus would I quiet my anxious heart With a
prayer when the day was through. Now that little boy to a man has grown, He fights on a battlefield.
And my heart must ache as it did before For that child I cannot shield. Dear God, I pray, he has
courage and strength - That he's fearless, and brave and fine. I pray that when there's a job to be
done, He'll do it with never a whine. And God, watch over that boy of mine, And bring him back once
more - For even though hë's a man full grown, To me he is only four. - By Esther Sutton, Dept.
34. The young man who works and saves will some day have enough to divide with those who don't.
American sportsmen can look forward to good hunting after the war is won. War developed skills
and precisión manufacturing will make many important contributions to civilian gunsights and
spotting-scopes. One of the most important of these developments has come into widespread military
use and has been put into production by the Argus Optical División. The increase in shutter
speed and in film as well as the many improvements in design and manufacture of lenses have been
great steps forward in improving the speed and ability of the lens to take better pictures. Now a
way has been found to increase the efficiency of the lens itself. From 10 to 25% greater efficiency
can be obtained from any given lens or optical glass through the application of a new coating. The
new method makes it possible for more light to pass through any optical ' system. The loss in light
caused by reflection from each glass surface in a system of optical elements has long been a major
optical problem. For instance. in a typical tank telescope sight about sixty per cent of the light
entering the instrument never reached the user's eye. The application of a low-reflectance film to
each air glass surface in such an instrument now makes it possible to reduce light loss to twenty
per cent. thereby doubling the illumination of the observer's objective. In military instruments.
this new development gives our service men great advantages. They are now able to use fire-control
optical instruments under light conditions that previously made the target too dark to see. The new
coating extends the useable time by at least one-half hour at dawn and another half hour at dusk. Tn
fact, it is now possible to point a telescope at the sun. or rather within one degree of it. and yet
see the object at which it is aimed. The knowledge of these low-reflectance films is not new. A
British lens ; designer, H. Dennis Taylor, first noticed an increase in transmission on tarnished
lenses in 1892. In 1939 Dr. Katherine Blodgett was able to increase the light transmission of glass
by applying thin organic films. Necessary durability and mass production methods have been developed
within the last few years. Today all optical instruments built by Argus for the Armed Forces contain
elements with low reflection films. M. I. T.'s Dr. Cartright has found that a coated five-element
camera objective will take pictures at F:3.5, which are the equal of the same lens not coated at
F:2. Peacetime applications of this new process will bring new efficiency to Argus cameras as well
as to telescopes, binoculars and other optical instruments. Another improvement which camera users
will readily notice will be the absence of ghost images. They will be able to take pictures of
bright lights without catching reflection images on their negatives. As soon as the needs of war
permit, the same process will be an addition to the lenses used on Argus cameras and other optical
equipment, so that Argus users will be assured of a more highly efficiënt lens and greater
ability to take good pictures.
Reading from top to bottom : Opal Conley is shown washing lenses. Each lense is washed three
times before it is placed in the evaporator for coating. In the first washing a detergent is used;
the second uses distilled water; then each lense is washed again in a special cleanser and d'stilled
water. Finally, each piece is carefully wiped dry. Sarah Hamlet watches a machine in operalion.
Afi.er the machine reaches the operating vacuüm the evaporation of fluoride begins. The film is
constant!y watched for thickness, which is determ'ned by the color of the reflected light. The
coating's thickness is controlled to less than one-millionth of an inch. Wilma Litteral is holding
an electrically controlled heater which, when placed on top of the fixture, supplies heat for the
coating operation. Another view of the spherical-shaped rings which hold the lenses. To do
something, however small, to make others happier and better is the highest ambition, the most
elevating hope which can inspire a human being. Just whistle a bit if your heart be sore; 'Tis a
wonderful balm for pain. Just pipe some oíd melody o'er and o'er, 'Til it soothes like summer
Business Press Industrial Scrap Committee
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helmet linings, blood plasma containers . . . and several hundred thousand other vital war uses.
With invasión imminent, the need is greater. But waste psper collections have been falling.
Don't take waste paper for granted. It is No. 1 war material shortage' Send it off to war - now f
THIS IS WASTE PAPER: Oíd stationery , dead files, outdated records - torn brown paper
wrappings. corrugated boxes and canons - TURN IT IN - NOW!
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The Laments Of Raw Inspection
Tho' the lines were not running, Inspection was humming, To please the boys from Planning, Who
said. "Believe it or not, these parts are hot," As they carne in the department
a-scanning. Each box on the floor. some bef ore they're in the door, Ye Gods! They're so hot we were
fanning Our weary brow as we said, "What now?" "Will this hot spell never be
over?" So we worked with a will, 'til their wishes were filled, But it seemed we were never in
clover. For posted each day, there was a sheet that would say, "Your bonus days are over."
But we lived in hopes for the day to' come, When all the lines would begin to hum. Those figures of
red would turn to blue We won't care how much there is to do. We'll do it and we'll do it well To
send the Nazis and Japs to He - 1. The whole department wil! pull together With heart and soul as
light as a feather. We'll do our part to finish the war That's what we are all working for. So bring
on your hot stuff, Gene and Bill, And we'll inspect it for you with a will. - Laura Egeler. Honor is
a harder master than the law. - Mark Twain.
Cute Little Trick
Before And After
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Letters From Soldiers
A card from 2nd Lt. Max Hammond sends a new address - an A. P. O., San Francisco, Calif. Max
thanks us for Argus Eyes. A letter from Pvt. Harold Mangus tells us he's getting along fine in
England, thinks the country is beautiful and the people grand, but he'd like to sign his address
Milán, Michigan, again soon. A V-mail from Pfc. Charles Stotts says just about what we think
a lot more of the boys would say if they had time to write, so we're running Charles' letter in f
uil. Here 'tis. March 30, 1944. Dear Friends: I received the January issue of Argus Eyes for Victory
today and you'll never know how much I appreciated it. Sure makes me homesick for there. All the
fellows I know really enjoy the paper. I am on an island in the Southwest Pacific. There are no
women, or beer, or any of the other good things here, but plenty of excitement, though. I see you
have won the Army-Navy Production award again. You are really doing good work there and I'm proud to
be one of you. If all the places do as good, the war will be over a lot sooner. Wishing all of you
lots of luck. As ever, Charles.
A card f rom Charles Winans, WT3c, gives us a new, address so that he'll be sure and not miss an
issue of Argus Eyes. We'll do everything possible to see that you and all the other Argus boys and
girls get each and every issue. A letter from Pfc. Harold West tells us he's now stationed ac Fort
Jackson, S. C. Harold says the country is beautiful throughout the South. A V-mail from SSgt.
Richard Gainey, stationed in England, tells us that he receives Argus Eyes every month. Richard is
half way 'round the world, and it is good to hear that Argus Eyes catches up with him wherever he
is. Dick says he enjoys the paper hugely and that "it makes a fellow feel good to know that
he's not forgotten, though he may have been away a long time. Well, Dick, it makes our production
lines mighty proud to hear all those nice words about the radio units in action and, believe us, you
and all the others are by no means forgotten. A card from Sgt. Mitchell Hopper informs us his new
address - a south-ofthe-border one. Mitchell has seen a lot of this grand country of ours since
leaving Argus. A letter from Pvt. Francis (Joe Wright reveáis that he is still stationed in
Oklahoma and back on duty after his sick furlough. Glad to hear you're as good as new again. Someone
told us you can't keep an Irishman down, anyway. Sgt. Henry (Al) Stitt V-mails from England that he
would like to hear from his friends here. We'll be glad to furnish Al!s address, even though he is
being kept quite busy these days. New addresses were received from Sgt. Jack Hentz, Pvt. Fred Bentz
Pvt Dwight Gerstier, AS Edward Lingel and Pvt. Robert Morton. Argus Eyes also received a letter from
Pvt. Louis Birch, who used to work in our Shipping Dept. We're passing it on to you just as it carne
in, because we know you will appreciate it as we did Dear Argus Eyes: I have been in action for some
time now. During my stay on the front line
I received Argus Eyes twice. It was a boost to my morale to read how the fellows were and how
everything was going back home. Congratulations on having won the Army-Navy "E" award for
the second time. Articles have been written about flghting the Japs, but you have to meet him face
to face to learn that this is not a white man's war but a war against an adversary who has the
cunning and treachery of a panther. But despite their animal-like ferocity they cannot even hope to
win any of these battles in the Southwest Pacific Area as long as the fighting Fifth is in it. With
the tempo of this jungle war gradually speeding up, I hope I will be home before too many moons have
come and gone. Say helio to all my friends in the plant and wish them top production until Victory.
Sincerely yours, Louis V. Birch.
Hail To The Champs!
Here are the Radio Wildcats, who captured the Plant 1 Men's Bowling championship. The3r were se
ven games ahead at the finish and also had the high game of the year. But there was plenty of
opposition along the route by which the boys really proved their metal. But the Wildcats really had
what is takes and so, congratulations !
Treasury & Accounting News
Welcome to our department, Mrs. Gillespie. Mrs. Gillespie, who formerly worked in Priorities, has
been transferred to the Accounting Dept. We are glad to have you here and enjoy working with you.
Another newcomer, but not new at Argus, is Jessie Hack. Jessie has just recently been transferred
from the Service Dept. Welcome to Accounting, Jessie, we hape you like us. Opal Sloane visited her
husband, who is stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., over the Easter holidays. Opal plans to
join her husband in May. Best of luck to you both. "My boss is an old Navy man."
"That so? What was his capacity?" "Oh, about four or five quarts."
Soldier's View Of Mount Vesuvius
The following is an extract of a letter 'rom Cpl. Robert C. Krebs, stationed in :taly, to Rita
Graybill of our Personnel Dept. ... I believe I'll teil you about the eruption of age oíd Mt.
Vesuvius as I saw it. My first impression of this towering mountain was that of wonder. Seemngly, as
clouds of white smoke billowed "orth from its mouth, it mocked those ïumans below with
this self-same smoke - proof of power it held in reserve. And people did remember when eons ago the
monster had destroyed Dompeii which disgustingly had tread on its foot. So King Vesuvius remained
;he "Monarch" who could summon from ;he very core of Mother Earth hot, molten lava to
destroy those mortals beow. More smoke billowed forth, eruptions were more frequent, the summit was
enshrouded - what? is this a warning? Then, as the silky mantle of darkness feil, small, glowing,
red streams of molten lava could be seen trickling from ;he lips of the monster. Suddenly the sky
was crimson, now bright red, a rumble became thunder, the streams - golden rivers - the King was
truly angry. I envisioned an hysterical populace gathering up treasured possessions in a vain
attempt to flee the clutches of mighty Mr. Vesuvius, Escape, Escape, ESCAPE! In the morning immense
columns of black smoke were belched forth which could be likened to huge heads of cauliflower as
they ascended to the tieight of two miles in the sky. Slowly, out surely, the mountain became
passive again, but white smoke still rolls into the blue, as the great Vesuvius looks ironically at
the destruction below - still a threat! Still a Monarch! Vive La Mt. Vesuvius! Long live the
Cards Of Thanks
Dear Argus Club Members: "Thanks" for the lovely flowers that were sent to me while I
was ill. Sincerly, Leona Breisch. Argus Club: Mrs. L. L. Clarko and family acknowledge with deep
appreciation your kind expression of sympathy. No words could ever teil you How I enjoyed the
flowers you sent, But here's a hearty thank you That is most sincerely meant. Steu McLean. Boyd
Head, Lens Maintenance, Plant 2, wishes to thank the folks for giving him such a swell send-off.
Boyd says that no matter where he goes on his new assignment with the Navy, he will always remember
Argus. To the Argus Club and Bowling Club: May I offer a sincere "thank you" to those who
so kindly remembered me during my recent illness. Your thoughtfulness was sincerely appreciated.
Gratefully yours, Ethel Soli.
Future Basketball Champion
Camera Club Notes
Still Dept., Camera Section, U. S. Army Air Corps and well known member of the Argus Sales
forcé The historical and sentimental valué of pictures taken while in the service will
become important portions of your album in the years ahead. Use your camera whenever you can,
whether ït is to record the local color of this vicinity or during your three-day passes and
furloughs. The secret in taking good pictures is not in the kind of camera you use, but in how you
use what you have. The fallacy in the minds of most of us that expensive cameras and gadgets are
necessary in order to record the best that is in the scène should be dispelled. The
understanding and use of whatever camera you have is the important matter. A skilled surgeon can
remove tonsils as effectively with a simple snare as with an imported snare made by a firm with a
high sounding name. It is a man's skill that counts most, not the kind of tooi he uses. So in your
photography, your knowledge and skill in the art of taking good pictures is of prime importance. Let
us always be'ar in mind that your camera is simply a tooi for recordmg graphic objects permanently.
Your pict.urps will f all into two categories:
mentary, which are snapshots of subjects of local interest, your friends or buddies, a boat trip,
or a picnic - anc pictorial, consisting of scenic views. All of us have an urge within us to do
creative work. The camera is a versatile tooi for self-expression, and with practice we can make the
camera record scènes from our own viewpoint. You have often heard people say, "I have
passed that spot many times, but I did not realize that it is as beautiful as in your
pictures." Argus makes such pictures. Before we go into the matter of consumption and light,
the two fundamental rules in photography, let us go over the essentials of use of your
camera. Il is important that your camera is aiways at the top of its efficiency. Check it
periodically yourself , and at least twice a year have your nearest camera shop check it for defects
caused by normal wear and tear. The camera is a delicate instrument and is affected by hard use,
weather conditions, and in this climate by lack of use. The dampness causes corrosión and
rust between the shutter leaves, rots the bellows, and forms a cloudiness between the lens elements.
Repairs of this nature should be handled only by an expert repair man. But you can take normal
precautions against the effect of climatic conditions and idleness of your camera. Before going out
on a picture-taking spree check the following important features of your camera. With lens tissue or
a soft linen handkerchief wipe off the dust particles and finger prints from the front surface and
rear surface of your lens. Do not use water or cleaning fluid. Your breath is the best way of
applying moisture to lens surfaces. Do not remove lens elements unless you know what you are doing.
Generally, the exposed surfaces, only, need cleaning. Corrosión or bacterial matter on the
inside of the lens will cause a definite loss of light and in many cases produces hazy or under
exposed pictures, depending upon how dirty the lens may be. Have an exper remove foreign matter from
inside len surfaces. Your bellows is next in importance Check it for light leaks. Small crack in the
folds cause such leaks. Th periodic use of leather dressing will pre vent the forming of cracks in
the bel lows. Dents or cracks in the camera box may cause light leaks, and it too should be checked.
The shutter should opérate freely and without sticking. Do not try to repair sticky shutter
by oiling. A gentle dust with graphite will free stuck shut ter?, but this is another job for the re
pair man. Even simple shutters are dif ficult mechanisms to take apart and pu together.
EDffÖR'S NOTE: Good stuff. Larry. W understand this is to be continued, so keep sendin it and
consider yourself a member of the Argu Camera Club- one whose contributions we can eer tainly use.
Rest wishes from everybody here.
Billy, aged 4, (.ame home from a neighbor's home witb a handful of cookies. "Have you been
begging cookies from Mrs. Jones again?" "I didn't beg for any, I just said: 'This house
smells as if it was full of cookies, but vhat's that to me?' "
Optical Girls' Bowling Teams
Whee! What a bowling season this has been! From the very first and throughout the entire season,
it has been "nip nd tuck" to determine which team would be at the top of the list when the
season ended. The Polishing team started off at the beginning of the season in first place, which
they held for quite some time, t were nosed out from time to time by the Office, Assembly No. 1, and
Assembly No. 2 teams. After a long, hard struggle- along with some good bowling- the Office team
ended up at the top with two points to the good over the Assembly No. 1 eam, which had been giving
them close competition for the past several weeks. However, the team to place first wasn't ;he only
concern for many in our League as each and every team was doing their best to outdo any within close
range of hem which would put them on a lower round of the prize-list ladder. The Polishing and
Cementing teams were tied for hird place on the last night and were scheduled to bowl against each
other. Naturally, they were extremely noisy as Cementing took the first game, and the second game
was a tie which was won by Polishing on the roll-off, with Polishing coming thru and beating them
the third game, leaving each team with two points each as Cementing took total pins. Asembly No. 4
and Assembly No. 6 teams ended up with each winning 56 games, leaving them tied for 7th and 8th
places. High team series was won by Cementing with 2147 pins and Office with the next high series of
2088 pins. High single game was won by Assembly No. 1 having a total of 765 pins and Assembly No. 2,
second high game with 746 pins. The season's high individual game of 228 was bowled by Nellie Hecox
and Annabel Farmer with second high game of 206. Since this was the first year of bowling for this
league, in fact, the first bowling done by a large percentage of our eam members, we are proud of
the record made. Congratulations to the Assembly No. 6 team, for they were the only eam to complete
the season with the original members!