"let Each Of Us Take Unto Himself A Beam And Let Us Build Therein A Place Where We May
And so we progress. . . . Two importaní síeps iniíiaied early íhis
year are visible signs of our advance. The adoption of the name "Argus, Incorporaied" has
united our Company name wiih ihe product which has become world famous - the Argus camera, and the
production experience of which was the keystone of our preparedness when we had to meet urgent
demands for our armed services in the production of vital war materials. The challenge that carne
with the war.
and which we so ably met, stimulated us to renewed production and developed skill which will be
put to the fullesi possible use in the days after Viclory. In building an extensive addition to our
Plant which will be used by the Engineering department, we have increased our stature by not only
giving us much needed space, but by also creating elbow room for further development. It is then
with renewed enthusiasm we look to the future in this place where we may dweil ... in peace.
Argus Eyes For Victory!
This paper is an employees' publication. lts aims are: 1. To present news of individuals
throughout the two plants. 2. To keep former employees now in the service informed as to what is
going on at Argus, Incorporated. 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 t Chas. A. Barker Assistant
Editor Francés Gilbert Sports Harold Peterson Circulation Naomi Knight Photography Richard
Bills The Representatives of each Department are responsable that the news of these Departments
reach the desk of the Editor in the Advertising Department, Plant 1. I'nnted in U. S. A.
The Argus Flyers, Incorporated
A new flying club has been organized at Argus - "The Argus Flyers, Incorporated." A
meeting was held early in May, at which time the club was organized and a Board of Directors was
elected. Robert Isaacson, Jan Van den Broek and Vern Heek were elected to the Board of Directors.
Members are as follows: Vern Heek Donald Hanawalt Charles Cole Elmer Pfister Jan Van den Broek Edwin
Hamilton Conrad Ganzhorn Jack Danner Theodore Tirb Bruce Goulder Frederick Belser James Devlin James
D. Nutt Robert Isaacson The club will be flying from the Ann Arbor Airport. A gossip is a person
with a keen sense of rumor.
Suggestion Plan Award Winners
: Dora Eugene has now won three $25.00 War Bonds for her good suggestions. Her latest suggestion
will save many dollars on our camera lenses. Good work, Dora, keep it up! Bill Penoyar won his award
for an improvement on a Solenoid inspection fixture, which has increased production. Luella Bafs now
has won two $25.00 War Bonds. The second Bond was awarded for an improvement she suggested on an
arbor press fixture. This improvement showed a saving of 20.0 minutes per hundred pieces and also
reduces our breakage of expensive broaches. Arihur Gersiler won his $25.00 War Bond on an
improvement to an
tion fixture, which shows a saving of 16.0 minutes per hundred pieces. Doris Layer also is a
two-time winner, and her last winning suggestion will increase our disposing of rejects in a more
orderly and efficiënt manner. Roberl Sution is now leading our list of Suggestion Plan winners.
His total now is four. They are: (1) Saving of expendable copper wire, (2) Reducing rejects of our
MP-28BA, which also increases the operator's production, and (3) reducing scrap of toggle switches
on our MP-28BA through the use of a locking nut. Keep it up, Bob, and stay on top! Sid Weiner also
has won two War Bonds. The first being a new method of
spot welding our IE-139 Meter Box, I which showed a saving of 69.0 minutes per hundred pieces.
His second winning suggestion was to combine two operations into one. The result showed a saving of
66.0 minutes per hundred pieces on two parts. Plant 2 Suggestion Award Winners were Hubert Krasny,
Henry Chrisiopherson and Arlhur Oakes. Mr. Krasny, Dept. 30, Machine Shop, turned in a suggestion
which eliminated four operations on a part he makes on the turret lathe. He sketched a form tool,
which was made up in the toolroom and installed on his machine. The form tool does the four
operations in one, and consequently increases production.
: Henry Chrisiopherson, Dept. 36, suggested an adjustable iron clamp under the swinging arm of
his polishing ' chine to prevent the breakage of lenses caused by the arm on the machine coming off
and striking the blocked lenses. The iron clamp stops the arm from reaching the lenses, thus
eliminating another cause of scrap. Arlhur Oakes, Dept. 30, Machine Shop, suggested an automatic
trip to be mounted on the turret lathe he operates for threading the end of a casting. The old
method made it necessary for him to use his own judgment in comp leting the operation. The automatic
trip relieves him of the responsibility and converts it to a mechanical operation, thus increasing
the production on the part.
Fifth War Loan "we Have Faith"
As President of the Argus Recreation Club, I have been asked to say a few words about the 5th War
Loan Drive. I could have my picture taken waving the flag or I cöuld give you about a column of
very dramatic phrases, but I don't feel that is necessary. The Argus group is an intelligent group.
You read the newspapers and understand the importance of the Drive. You must, by this time, realize
that you are the ones to gain by buying bonds - greater security, a nice "nestegg," a more
stable country, better control of prices and, of course, the opportunity of supplying the weapons
for Victory. You are not asked to "give" except to give yourself a break. So let 's pitch
in and set an example that we can be proud of.
President , Argus Recreation Club.
Jim Norris Comes To Argus
This is Jim Norris. He used to be an insurance broker, warT.ed to be in war work. Bud Davis and
Jerry Buhman suggested Argus. Jim carne in and talked to our Interviewer, filled out an application
form and then Jim and Interviewer talked some more.
Hcad of Payroll carne in at request of Interviewer, decided Jim would be an asset to his
department and hired him. They talked for a while. (It takes quiie a lot of talk.)
Interviewer and Jim stopped at Secretary's desk to settle details of draft classification.
Secretary is very technical about this.
Jim and Interviewer then went over to the Paymaster's desk to acquire badge, clock number and
time card. Insurance and Bond Clerk was anxious to know whether Jim would be on her list of
subscribers. (Everybody liked Jim.)
Employé Counsellor met Jim and told him about the rules and policies of the Company.
Interviewer had previously told him about the Profit Sharing Plan. Was he impressed !
Employé Paymastcr took him out to time clock and showed him how to punch in and cut. If
Jim hadn't he might have worked indefinitely without getling any salary.
Employé Counsellor left him with First Aid Nurse, who signed him up for a physical and
told him to be sure and drop in any time he had a headache, sore throat or feit a cold coming
Next morning, when he carne to work, everyone was expectlng him. He knew exactly where to go and
a week later you'd have thought he'd been here always. Here s he is - been here always! 4
As a part of our policy to make this a good place to work, the company has established the
following vacation policy for all regular employés: Hourly Employés: (Approved by NWLB
71943) All hourly workers of one through four years of seniority as of June 1 receive 40 hours'
vacation pay. All hourly workers of five years' seniority or over, as of June 1, receive 80 hours'
vacation pay. Salaried Employés: (Established for a number of years) All salaried workers of
one year's seniority as oí' June 1 receive two weeks' vacation pay. (Based on 40hour work
week.) Those employed since June 1 of last year shall receive one day's vacation for each complete
month of service, not to exceed two weeks. Vacation pay for salaried employés is computed as
of the date the vacation is taken. General: All vacation pay is based on a 40-hour work week or
fraction thereof. Each department head, in conjunction with the Plant Superintendent, will arrange a
schedule among the employés of the department so that the work can be carried on with the
least possible interruption. Time of vacation must be completely at the discretion of management
because of the war production schedules which must be met. The employés who have vacation
allowed must take the time off for the needed rest and relaxation. No employé will be
permitted to work their vacation period and be paid doublé, unless their presence is
absolutely necessary for the war effort and is okeyed in writing by the department. Your company
believes this vacation policy is a permanent one and will do its part to keep it so. Yet conditions
under which we are living today may make it necessary to change it for the good of everyone.
Therefore, when in
the opinión of the Bo& and the Management the condition of the company is such that
the payment of this vacation money on the above basis would jeopardize the future of the company,
the Directors will use their best judgment in changing this set-up to one that is fair and equitable
to all under the conditions at that time. Employés must take their vacations by not later
than June 1 of the following year. Vacation time is not cumulative from year to year. Upon
termination of employment, an employé shall receive compensation for unused vacation to which
he is entitled, according to the provisions of this policy. This means that those employés
who leave before June I are not entitled to this year's vacation. Those leaving after June 1 will be
compensated for this year's vacation because the whole vacation plan is based on the June I date. No
part-time employés are eligible for vacation.
Man Instructor: "I am putting this' rivet in the correct position; when I nod my head, hit
it real hard with your hammer." She did. He woke up the next day in the hospital. "Yes,
Miss, golf is easy. All you do is smack the pill, then walk." Lillian G.: "How
interesting? Just like some auto rides I've been on." !Blood plasma has saved many x lives in
our present war, and with & the coming invasión, the Red Cross will need even more. X Any
employee who would like to l be a blood donor may fill in a je istration blank, which is available X
in the First Aid Room of both Plants. f If there are any questions you would like to have answered,
feel y free to come in and talk with your X Nurses.
May 16, 1944. In accordance with our plan of publishing company policies in Argus Eyes, we are
printing here the Vacation Policy, so that everyone will understand just how his vacation is
figured. We particularly want to mention the fact that we feel very keenly about the differences in
hourly and salary vacation plans. When we established the hourly vacation plan last summer, we
requested the War Labor Board to approve the same plan for both hourly and salaried workers. They
changed our plan substantially, however, and prevented us from offering a uniform plan for both
hourly and salary workers. We cannot change the War Labor Board's ruling, but we do want everyone to
understand why the plans are different.
Small, peppery, red-headed Irishman, head of Stock Room and Salvage. Plant 1. Born in Stevens
Point, Wisconsin, in 1893. Other memorable events of that year: Opening of the Columbian Exposition,
or World's Fair, Chicago. It is not true that he was exhibited at the Fair in the Fall of the same
year. Has been intermittently associated with this Company since 1929. Previous to this, worked as
assembly room foreman at the Lullaby Furniture Company, Stevens Point. Wisconsin. Served
thirty-seven months, twelve days as a bugler in World War I. Was stationed at Eastley and
Southampton, England. Reactions of the inhabitants of these cities have not been ascertained up to
the time of going to press. Stoutly affirms that he turned in his bugle to the War Department and
that he doesn't use it to herald himself in and out Plant 1. Denies that the sounds he makes in
Plant 1 are closely associated with bugling. Has been married twenty-five years, lives at 825 South
Main. His wife, Mrs. Beulah Conway, works in Optical Assembly, Plan?t 2. States his favorite pastime
is matching for dollar bilis, and claims he has made $3,482.00 this way. Surveys in Plants 1 and 2
substantiate this. Swears emphatically that he likes root beer and pepsicola. Swears emphatically.
Favorite quotations: (A), (B) and CC). "???!!!■"
Dept. 17-r News
This is the time of the year when most roller skates are seeing action. Has anyone a pair to
spare? Ed Nimke surely needs them badly with the RC line starting up. We are afraid the soles on his
shoes are worn thru already or perhaps someone could give a shoe stamp for a worthy cause. Mary
Watson is busy this week entertaining WAC Corp. Bernadine Wheeler. Bernadine is home on leave from
Fort Williams, Maine. Her home was in Chelsea before entering the service. What was it that said,
"Bubbles are made from soap and water", Paul Eugene said he wasn't around Michigan when
there were Indians. Nevertheless, he was nearly scalped last week. Ask him about it. After holding
the lucky ticket on the lace tablecloth rafïled off in the Rest Room, Marian Poquette has a new
nickname - "Lucky Poquette." Lucky says thanks to all who donated on it. Mary Dobransky
has a three weeks' leave of absence. But we are afraid Mary isn't having very much rest. Mary's
mother has had an operation and is back home from the hospital. We all wish Mary's mother a speedy
recovery. Also, Brother Joie was home on furlough, and Boy Friend Pvt. Floyd Nelson, from South
Carolina, is home on leave. Boy, Mary, you surely have been busy. Hurry back to the Dials, they are
calling. Does anyone need some novel entertainment for their parties, Anyone in the Dept. can vouch
for three charming ladies. Joy Hartman, Mary Tucker and Mary Watson sure can do all kinds of
acrobatics, adagio, or what have you. They will slayc you in five minutes. You're O. K., girls!
Marión Poquette entertained the girls of the department at her home Friday, May 12. The
occasion was a house warming party in honor of her new home. We had a wonderful time, as we always
do at Marion's parties. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Here And There With Material Control
Material Control, Cost Accounting and Personnel departments picnicked out at Mr. Hiscock's
cottage the evening of May 26th. It was an informal afïair and was held in Les Schwanbeck's
honor who is leaving for the Navy. It was very much of a surprise for Les, who didn't have the least
suspicion, as he helped to plan the picnic and also made the arrangements. He was presented with a
Navy duffle bag fitted with toilet articles, a shoe shine kit, utility apron and a money belt with
some petty cash. Some of the employees were accompanied by their husbands and others were
accompanied by their wives. Among them were: Mrs. J. Clemens, Mrs. R. Ward, Mrs. R. Hiscock, Mrs.
Schwanbeck, Mrs. R. Warren, Mr. C. Wight, Mrs. J. Covey and Mr. and Mrs. E. Schuman. The youngest
guest was Sally Ann Ward, 3 Vé months oíd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ward. A
sumptuous meal was spread out, the sight of which made everyone's mouth water. It included potato
and tuna fish salads, deviled eggs, pickles, olives, radishes and potato chips and also plenty of
piping hot, freshly roasted hot dogs prepared by our chief cook, Mr. Hiscock. After the meal
everyone participated in some of the games which were started, such as: baseball, horse-shoe
pitching, croquet and also bridge. There were even a few in the crowd who were brave enough to go
swimming. Maybe it was to get away from the mosquitoes. Others, on the other hand. sang old and new
tunes, accompanied by Mr. Schuman and nis accordion. Everyone had an enjoyable time that evening and
if there were any sore muscles the rct morning, it probably was overlooked, for it was really worth
the time and the effort spent in giving our friend Les a grand send-off for the Navy.
Dept. 28 News
The department had two birthdays since the last Argus Eyes. Laura Egeler's was April 27 and
Marjorie Young's was May 15. We wanted Marjorie to try her gift on, but she was too bashful. If your
hat gets blown off as you pass Raw Inspection, it won't be the wind. It will be Marjorie Parke
sneezing. Anyone know a sure cure for hay fever? We are happy to have Gert Haines with us. Most
everyone knows her husband, who is in the Service. Paul used to work in the stock room. Hope you
enjoy being with us, Gert. Did you see Doris Layer with her upsweep hair-do? Wasn't it stunning?
Laura and Marjorie Parke tried it, too, but the weather got cool, eo down it came. The girls got a
chance to see one of the cocker spaniels that Amanda Alber raises. Doris got one for her mother for
Mother's Day and had it brought in so we could see it. He was so cute we would like to have kept him
for a mascot. Ann Letsis is on a long leave. Hope she gets all rested up. Mary Temple gets all kinds
of advice from the girls. She is going to be married in June. Wonder if she is still as anxious to
tie the knot as she was before she got all this good advice. Leola Stoner, Nina Walterhouse, Mary
Temple and Laura Egeler went on a spree one night. They had dinner together, took in a movie and
finished up the evening with a few cold ones. Try it some time, girls, it breaks up the monotony of
a routine life. Our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flick on their marriage. Ralph used to
work in our department.
Cards Of Thanks
My sincere and grateful thanks to each and everyone of you who were so generous in presenting me
with such a lovely table and silver cup. I was simply delighted and can't teil you how much I
appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. Sincere regards, Muriel Bradley. I wish to express my
family's deep appreciation foor the flowers which the Argus Club sent as an expression of sympathy
for the loss of our mother. Maurice F. Doll. Waitress (looking at nickel tip left by the close
guest): "What ya trying to do, seduce me?" He that falls in love with himself will have no
Another Gold Star Added To Our Service Record
Sgt. Jack W. Heniz, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max R. Henlz, of 836 S. Main St., was killed in
action March 19, 1944, in ihe North African area, according to official word received f rom the war
department by his parenis. According io the official notice, the report was received from the
Germán government through the International Red Cross. Sgt. Hentz was a second engineer and
aerial gunner with the Army Air Force. He was believed io have been overseas since February. He
enlisted December 29, 1941. His stations in this country included Fort Custer, Jefferson Barracks,
Mo., Keisier Field, Miss., where he was graduated from the B-24 Liberator Bomber Mechanics School,
Alamordo, N. M., and Harlington, Texas, where he attended gunnery school. Prior to his enlisimenl.
Jack worked in Dept. 34 of the Opiical División.
Dept. 24 News
Florence Schwemmin is wearing a big smile these days, seeing she is the proud owner of a riding
horse. People can hear Florence saying Gidda Yap "Knight," instead of "Ho Ho,
Silver." Her big problem is finding a gentleman to help her on the horse or will someone
dónate a step ladder? He's a beauty, Flossie. Margie Warner is planning on a trip to North
Carolina, June 2nd, to see 2nd Lt. Lloyd Steeb. Is it just a visit, Marge? Bennie Kearney was really
surprised on May . 19th with a birthday party. Bennie found out she could miss a lot, as the party
was planned right under her nose. Many more surprises and happy birthdays, Bennie. Something new has
been added! Thelma Livesay is with us now. Her first day here she sat by the door so she could get
out in a hurry if she didn't like the department, but now she knows us and can be found in the far
corner of the department. Glad to have you with us, Thelma! Kelly is doiong a fine job on the 5th
Bond drive. That's the spirit, Kelly! "And how do you like your new radio, Scotty?" Scotty
S.: "Mon, it's good! But the wee light's hard tae read by." Harry M.: "I miss the old
cuspidor ■ since it's gone." Peggy O.: "You missed it bef ore, that's why it's
The above pictures were taken at the Camera Club's Studio during a recent meeting when the older
members gave instruction in the use of the Argoflex to the enthusiastic younger camera fans and club
members. Reading from top to bottom, first picture, left to right: Maxine Wichman, Eddie Girvan,
Helen Balhoff. Second picture, left to right: Jan VanDenBroek, Viola Curlis, Marie Nagel. Third,
left to right: Alice Kerr, Helen Balhoff, Joe Dianeiti. The Camera Club would like to take this
opportunity to thank Tex Williams lor the excellent job he did in getting the organization started.
Unfortunately, Tex has found it necessary to resign as Chairman, due to a change of circumstances
which result in his not being able to give the Club the time required to do what he considers a good
job. At the May llth meeting, Norm Hartman was elected Chairman and the folio wing committees were
appointed: The Darkroom Committee: John Poelon, Erv. Domzal, Pal Abbott. Tex Williams. The Ways and
Means Committee: Dick Wilson, Dick Kroll. The Program Committee: Bill Palien, Jan VanDen Broek,
Vernon Peterson. The Camera Club's darkroom is now finished and equipped with two enlargers, trays,
contact printers, film tanks, developing trays and a print dryer, and is at the disposal of all club
members and can be used by making arrangements with John Poelon. The Company has made it possible
for the Club to use some cameras for
structing new members in the proper way of taking pictures. After a short business meeting on May
25th, the balance of the program was spent taking j pictures, and instructions. The new members are
learning fast and in a short time will be making their own prints. We believe, with the interest
created by the new members and those who j have had a little training, we can bring the Club up to a
standard soon that will enable us to have a traveling exhibit and also exchange ideas with other
clubs. The Program Committee is spending a lot of time preparing programs that will be instructive
and interesting. An outing is being planned, but the date is not set. More about this at the next
Her First Print
Dept. 19-b News
We extend our sympathy to John Kenne, who was called to Ohio on the death of his father. Everyone
will surely miss Effie Whisenhut and her Texas drawl. We wish you luck, Effie, and hope you will
return to "good old Argus" later on. There are quite a few new faces in this department.
We welcome everyone of you. Julia War received a telephone cali from her husband, Noble, one day
last week. The reason he hasn't written is because he broke his collar bone. Noble, as you know, is
stationed at Camp Crowder, Mo. Julia says that his shoulder is practically healed and he expects to
have all the tape off soon. Noble teaches Judo and Jujitsu two hours each day, and also drills the
platoon twice a week. He finishes his Basic Training June 17 and will then go into Special Training.
Julia expects him home for a few days about the middle of August. We extend our sympathy to Laurene
Clinton on the death of her mother. Johnny Albertson did a pretty good job of being boss during John
Kenne's recent absence. A birthday party was given for Mammie Fisher Monday, May 22, by her host of
friends of Plant 1. She was presented with a nice gift, and late in the afternoon a beautifuí
bouquet of carnations was delivered to her. Cake was served in the cafeteria. Mrs. Fisher wishes to
thank all the kind friends for the wonderful party and the presents given her. She says it makes her
feel one year younger instead of older. We wish to congratúlate Rita Trudeau, who was married
May 20 at St. Thomas Church. She will return to work after a three-weeks' honeymoon. Loads of luck
and happiness, Rita. The marriage bug must have bit Lorraine Bothman. too. She returned to work one
Monday morning a Mrs. Norman Gross. Congratulations. Lorraine. and lots of luck and happiness. If a
girl doesn't watch her figure, the boys won't.
Employe Rating Plan
All of us, every day, are being judged or lirated" by our friends, fellow-workers, and our
superiors. You "rate" others - and you form your opinión of them from your
judgment. There are a number of reasons why rating is important to you in connection with your job.
Your work rating afïects you in a n.imber of ways. It is an important factor in: 1. Promotion
to a better job. 2. Recognition of the progress you make in learning to do your job well. 3. Job
security if reduction in working f orce becomes necessary (this work rating is referred to as skill,
efficiënt service, and ability on Page 19 of the Employé Manual). Because your work
rating is so important to you, we are establishing a procedure of systematically rating
employés once every three months. This will give you the protection of a clear-cut work
history record over a period of time. Without a systematic plan of rating, snap judgments cannot
help but occur. Reproduced below is the form that has been adopted, af'ter careful consideration and
study. Ratings will be held in confidence, as a part of your personnel record. If your foreman feels
your record is outstanding, he'll give you a good "pat on the back" - and if it falls
below normal, he will teil you how to improve your weak points. If you have any questions about your
progress, feel free to talk the matter over with your foreman. R. D. HOWSE, President. EMPLOYK
RATING SHEET Mame Dato Job _______________________________ Department Picase oheok one: Factor Above
Avarago Average Poor Quality of work 30 16 0 Quantity of work 30 16 0 General attitude 10 6 0
Versatility 10 6 0 To be fllled In by Personnel Departmentt 3 days Absenteeiam 1 day or lss L - 3
days or more (for last 3 months) IQ 5 0 7 or more Tardiness 3 timas or less 4-6 times timos (for
last 3 months) 10 6 0 Total points Is this employs suitably placed T _______ Remarkst
___________________________________________________________________ ___________________ Foreman
What It Takes
"What is the secret of success?" asked the Sphinx. "Pull," said the
corkscrew. "Push," said the button. "Take pains," said the window. z z
"Always keep cool," said the ice. "Keep your temper," said the drill. "Be
up to date," said the calendar. "Never lose your head," said the barrel. "Make
light of everything," said the fire. "Find a good thing and stick to it," said the
glue. "No absenteeism," said the Argusite. Definition of marriage: When bushels of kisses
are reduced to little pecks.
Herman: "How is it you don't like the girls?" Darold: "Oh, they're too
biased." Herman: "What do you mean biased?" Darold: "It's bias this and bias
that, until I'm broke." Once there was a Sailor named PRACTICE. He met a girl named PERFECT.
"She's as pretty as a picture!" "Yes, nice frame, too!"
"Do you think the senator puts enough fire into his speech?" "My opinión is
he did not put enough of his speech into the fire."
The Plant Protection guard force was organized on December 8, 1941, under the direction of Mr.
Earl Allmand and Byron Aldrich. By had just been released from active duty with the Army of the
United States and his several years' training in the Army and previous experiences with various
Pólice and Fire Departments fully qualitfied him for the job. The first guard force comprised
22 men, whose prime duty was the protection of the" facilities and employees against fire,
sabotage and all subversive acts against the Government. Each man is sworn into the Army of the
United States as an Auxiliary Military Policeman and, while on duty, they are subject to military
law and discipline. They receive training in fire 'protection, use of firearms, how and where to
watch for sabotage, and in all phases pertinent to the job. In the event of an emergency concerning
the protection of Government property, their authority supersedes any local or state law enforcement
department. Most of their training was given to them by Captain Aldrich and the Company enjoys the
distinction of having one of the best guard forces in this area. Captain Aldrich was
called to active duty and served about seven months in England and received thorough training in
air raid work with the National Fire Service of England. He was again released and returned to
Argus, Incorporated, as Superintendent of Plant Protection and Safety. The Company has indeed been
most fortúnate in that they have not had any interruptions caused by lire or sabotage and
full credit can be given to the men on the guard f orce, who are on the job twenty-folr hours a day
and seven days a week.
General Accounting News
Iva Covert is having a month's leave of absence and is visiting her husband in Denver, Colorado.
Bill worked in Bendix Dept. and is now with the Air Corps Ground Crew. Mary Francés Womack
has just returned from visiting her flnance, who is stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, with
the Marine Corps.
"By" Aldrich and Sgt. Dreschel attended a safety meeting in Detroit, May 25 and 26, at
the Book-Cadillac Hotel. We hope you learned a lot of things, boys. Is it "Jeanne with the
light brown hair?" - Guard Hearn? Our gentleman farmer, Guard Burger, is making hay while the
You will hear from this department in the future. Our Slogan - Let's Co-operate. I see no evil, I
hear no evil, I speak no evil, Boy, am I a sissy! A good husband is one who feels in his pockets
every time he passes a mailbox.
Argus Eyes for Victory. Dear Friends: Received the Argus Eyes yesterday, and it sure looked good
to see some oí the old gang again. I won't bother you with a lot of stuff that you must hear
every day, but just wanted you to k now that the paper sure looked good. It's not Cpl. Ward now -
just plain Pvt. Thanks a lot for the paper and keep it coming. By now, Pvt. Noble W. Ward.
Well Done...in Time
EDITOR'S NOTE: Next month the full story of this fine achievement by the Radio División of
Argus, Incorporated, may be told. Until then, with the immense importance of D-day unfolding hour by
hour, we can rest assured that the long hours on the production line were not in vain, and we can
feel intensely gratified that we delivered these vital instruments on time.
Il I ARGUS, INCORPORATED Fourth & William Streets Ann Arbor, Michigan TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF
ARGUS: CONGRATULATIONS ON A TREMENDOUS JOB WELL DONE. Y0UR PRODUCTION y EFFORT ON TRANSMITTER RC-186
FOR MONTH OF MAY CONSTITUTES ONE y OF FINEST PERFORMANCES OF ANY SIGNAL CORPS SUPPLIER, THESE
EQUIPMENTS ARE NEEDED OVERSEAS AT ONCE. SIGNAL CORPS EXTENDS ITS DEEP APPRECIATION FOR ALL YOU HAVE
DONE, Colonel Hannah Commanding Officer Dayton Signal Corp, U.S.Army
Industry--quick Change Artist
If you were suddenly asked to change all your habits overnight, and develop all the attributes
and the skills of some other person, it would probably strike you as a highly difficult task. But
that's what has happened to a large number of American companies as a result of the defense program.
More important, they've succeeded in accomplishing the job set for them - and doing it in truly
astonishing fashion! This is the situation: When the defense program got under way, American
industry was not equipped to make weapons for defense. It had been devoting itself practically
exclusively to the manufacture of producís to raise the peacetime standard of living. As a
result, under the pressure of our new national needs, many companies were faced with the sudden and
novel task of changing over rapidly
to the making of entirely new kinds of goods. The way in which the change-over was effected will
stand as one of the truly remarkable stories of our times. In a flash, wooden "taps" for
shells suddenly started coming from a plant that had been making wooden spindles; makers of sewing
machines turned to the production of pistols; a maker of lingerie began weaving mosquito netting; a
linoleum factory went into production on making shells; a typewriter factory, machine guns; a
tobáceo machinery plant, diesel engines; a lipstick maker, shell casings; and a lawn mower
company, fuses. All over the country, changes like these are being made with a minimum of fuss and
feathers. Industry has proved two things in these myriad cases. First, it has shown the adaptability
and the ingenuity of free men using their own intelligence. Second, it has shown its very real
patriotism in forgetting about the "easy way" and doing what is best for the national
security. Both demonstrations do the heart goed.
The Oath Of A Free Man
(A. B.) being by God's providence an Inhabitant, and Freeman, within the }uridiction of this
Commonwealth; do freely acknowledge my self to be subject to the Government thereof: And therefore
do here swear by the great and dreadful Navie of the Ever-living God, that I will be true and
faithful to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance and support thereunto, w'ith my person
and estáte, as in equity I am bound; and will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve
all the liberties and privileges thereof, submitting my self to the wholesome Lawes & Orders
made and established by the same. And further, that 1 would not plot or practice any evill against
it, or consent to any that shall so do; but will timely discover and reveal the same to
lawjull Authority now her e established, for the speedy preventing thereof. Moreover, I doe
solemnly bind my self in the sight of God, that when I shall be called to give my moyce touching any
such matter of this State, in which Freemen are to deal, I will give my vote and sufferage as I
shall judge in mine own conscience may heit conduce and tend to the publike weal of the body,
without respect of persons, or favour of any man. So help me God in the Lord Jesus Christ. (From the
Louis Allis Messenger.) Mrs. Thomas of Argus Cafetería: "Oh, I know you - you're one of
the three tramps I gave pie to last spring." Tramp: "That's right, ma'am, I'm the sole
survivor." Detroit buses have a new motto: "The Public be Jammed."
Requirements of girls in Receiving Inspection are many and varied. They must know how to check
with blue-prints and precisión gauges and instruments, all the parts used in our production.
They must also know the different types of plating and whether it is acceptable or not, how to
dispose of good and reject parts and numbers other things that keep our production going. This is a
serious, but happy group. They have a party for every birthday that comes and nine of them belong to
the Ladies' Bowling League. Mrs. Egeler has been with the Company almost thirteen years. She has a
son in the U. S. Army.
Ann inspects a lot of the camera parts. She is a very talented singer and cuts a fine caper on
the dance floor. Gert is a newcomer in the department, but it" seems she has been here a long
time, because she is such a good inspector. She is helping her husband, Cpl. Paul Haines, win the
war. Lillian also can be proud of a record. She has never been tardy in her three and a half years
with Inspection. Nina has been in the department only a short time, but has proven herself one of
the gang. Lillian is inspecting dial windows for light leaks and Nina is watching for any cracks she
may find. They also check camera lens in milometers. Doris was a radio tester in the days bef ore
the war and has been in Inspection three and a half years. Amanda has been here eleven years. She
raises pedigreed dogs as a sideline. Both girls can use any kind of precisión instrument and
gauge in the department. Amanda has a son in the Navy. Dora checks all the knobs used on our units.
She has never worked bef ore and has learned a lot since joining Receiving Inspection. Leola is the
Group Leader. She has worked for the Company seven years. Leola inspects anything and everything
that comes into the department and keeps things moving to the stock room and the platers. She is a
busy girl and is a great help to the department. The glamor gal on the wall isn't the only one in
the department, as you can see. Tiny Marjorie and Mary work and smile together as they carefully
inspect the bevel gears used in our assemblies. Mary is a talented singer and dancer. She is taking
the big step sometime in June, when Sgt. William Raymond comes home to claim her as his bride.
Marjorie is a faithful worker, having been with us three and a half years. Clara has been here about
three years and has never been tardy. Sally and Marjorie say they haven't been tardy either, much.
These girls also check bevel gears and centerless, ground shafts, besides many other parts. Sally
has been here almost three years and Marjorie a year. i
Secretary To The President
Mrs. Rosborough is the new Secretary to our President, Robert D. Howse. Although new to Argus,
she is a lonp-time resident of Ann Arbor and formerly worked for University Microfilms as Executive
Secretary to the owner of that firm. Mrs. Rosborough was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was seven
when she came to America, and so remembers little about 'auld lang syne," but there is a
kindly, humorous Scotch-Irish twinkle in her eyes, which reveáis her native heath. Mr.
Rosboroughh is in Construction-Maintenance Department of Willow Run, and they make their home at
2800 Broekman Blvd. Welcome to Argus, Catherine, and may you like us as much as we already like
"new Lamps For Opal"
The girls in Accounting want you to know, You have our best wishes today as you go. Here's Gerry,
Jessie and Dorothy three, Peeking around so they can see. Millie sits holding the box at her knees.
As you gracefully pull out the lamp with ease. Jeanne and Clem stand alongside of you. Mrs. L. G.
would like those dolls, too. Maddy sits on the desk rather hes'tant; Frannie and Katie could not be
present. May all in the future with you go well. This poem is corny - it sounds like Heil.
Here And There Around Optical Assembly (no. 1 Dept.)
Isabell carne in with a stifï neck the other day and decided to cali up a friend of hers who
just had an operation. She soon found out that she had the wrong number as a nice masculine voice
said, "Sorry, lady, this is the graveyard." Isabell said, "I may be stifï, but
I'm no' stifï enough for that yet!" Who is the girl who found a new way td wash feet? -
even if it's "unavoidably" so. (I'll never teil.) It was found through experience that
there is a lot of GOOD musical talent in a certain section of Optical Assembly. Or, is there more
yet? Who knows, maybe time will teil! Why are the mirrors in O. A. so clean and shiny. Is it because
all the girls are trying to imagine what they will look like in a Spar's neat uniform? Sooo, you
gals want to take up horseback riding? Well, I suggest you consult with Lois Conkey first, as
evidently she has had a lot of experience. What say, "Loie," all kidding aside, though
we're glad you're O. K. The person I envy is the fellow who can stay up all night and have only one
hour's sleep and come into work fit as a fiddle and looking rested as you pleace. Believe it? I do ,
'cause Fve seen it! Let's all keep smiling and remember, "Life Can Be Beautiful."
Miss Smith, formerly of our Priorities Dept., is now working in General Accounting, where she is
a stenographer. She is a gradúate of Lake Linden High School, Class of '43, and lives with
her sister and brother-in-law here, Dr. and Mrs. L. S. McCleery. Madeline has two brothers in the
Armed Forces; one has been on active duty in the South Pacific Submarine Service for over a year,
and the other is in Navy Training in Florida. There could be another reason why this charming young
lady has more than a patriotic interest in D-Day. Welcome to Accounting.
Plant 2 Optical Production Service
Machine Shop, Plant 2
In remembrance of Helen Brazee's birthday, Ruby Gunderman entertained ! by giving a small dinner.
The guests were Donna Jean Rice, Lucille Brazee and Helen Brazee. A good time was had by all. What
is this we have on Pontiac Road?? It's quite an attraction. There seems to be a Victory Garden. But
only one man and two girls! No wonder "HE" looks tired! What happened to all the Wolves in
the Machine Shop? Looks like somebody is going out for sun baths this summer. The excuse for it was
playing golf. The Machine Shop welcomes a new member to its circle. Her name is Florence Rebecca
Thomas (Becky to you). She hails from Tennessee. Hope you'll like us, Becky.
Oh, to be going home For a week-end in July; Why doesn't the train go faster, Dear, if we could
only fly. The gang'll be there to meet us With the ancient Model T. Covered with banners of welcome,
All for you and me. We'll stop at the drug on the corner And have a coke or two, And exchange tales
of excitement, And romances old and new. Then we'll spin out to the farm To see mother and dad; Who
are waiting with outstretched arms and tears. They are so glad. Success is the ability to get along
with some people, to get along without some people, and to get ahead of some people.
Dept. 27 News
We are very happy to welcome Lois Greer into our midst again ai'ter being away for almost one
year. Gee! Freda Thompson sure is lucky in living so near to our company. She can get up at seven
bells and still punch in on time, or don't you mind getting up in the morning, Freda? We really have
home talent in our department - painters, farmers, fishermen, bakers, cooks and dressmakers. Anybody
want their land plowed, house painted, cake baked or summer outfit made, please cali
extensión 26. We are ready - and willing. Leona Eichel will enter the William Randolph Hearst
shooting match again this year as a member of one of the women's team from Ann Arbor. Each team is
composed of members of the Washtenaw County Women's Auxiliary of the sheriff's department. The match
will be held June 4 in Detroit. Ruth O'Hare is enjoying a week's vacation at home and no doubt time
is flying for a busy gal like Ruth. Eulala Miller and family had a very nice trip to Kentucky
several weeks ago to visit her husband's folks and take her brother-in-law, Tech. Sgt. Sam Miller,
back home. Sam was here on furlough before going to Kentucky and visited with many of his friends
here at Argus. Pearl Kelly has been added to our group of Department employees, and we are hoping
she will like being one of our gang. Anything worth having is never cheap. God has no bargain
counters for even His poor and weak. It hurts to fall down, but it strengthens us to piek ourselves
up. L. H. Talbot. Keep y our heart f ree from hate; your mind from worry. Live simply; expect
little, give much; sing of ten; pray always. Fill your life with love; scatter sunshine; forget
self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. These are the tried links in contentment's golden
chain. - McLeod.
No Oil Shortage Here
"This lady says you tried to speak to her at the station!" "It was all a mistake,
your honor, I was looking for ray roommate's girl, whom I had never seen before, but who had been
described to me as a vivacious blonde with classic features, beautiful complexion, perfect figure,
smartly dressed and - " "I don't care to prosecute the gentleman. Anyone might have made
the same mistake."
It was 2 a. m. when the club telephone rang and a bachelor member answered it. "Is my
husband there?" demanded an angry feminine voice. "No, he's gone home," was the
reply. "How do you know?" snapped the voice. "I didn't even teil you his name."
"You didn't need to," was the retort. "When this phone rang, every darned married man
in the place grabbed his hat and ducked out."
Plant 1 Ladies' Bowling Banquet
Seventy-three girls attended the annual bowling banquet held at the American Legión on May
3rd. The tables were very attractive with decorations of red, white and blue and the floral piece of
snapdragons, thanks to the banquet committee. Rhea McLaughlin, chairman of her committee of three,
Thelma Livesay, Virginia Meyer and Marie Smiley, did a fine job in making the banquet a success.
After the dinner the prize money was given out and names were drawn f or the door prizes. Carrie
Benke, Marian Poquette, Sally Kneiper, Leona Smith and Alice London were the winners. A business
meeting was then held for the election of new officers for next season. Those elected were: Rhea
McLaughlin, President; Sally Kneiper, Vice-President; Francés Soderholm, Treasurer, and Laura
Egeler, Secretary. Imagine our embarrassment when we had adjourned the meeting and found we had
forgotten to give our swell past President her gift. I am sure Petie Exelby has forgiven us anyway.
The floral piece was also given to her. The dining room was cleared and the remainder of the evening
was spent in dancing and entertainment. Music was furnished by several of the girls at the piano.
Mary Temple entertained the group with several clever tap dances and Ann Letsis gave out with a
little jitter-bugging. The famous Adagio team (I'm just fooling), Joy Hartman and Laura Egeler, gave
the audience a thril] with their intricate steps and acrobatics So the bowling season ended and we
hope we have as good a time next year as we did this one. See you next season Laura Egeler.
Note of Thanks The Argus Ladies' Bowling banquet committee of Plant 1 wish to thank Marie Barbier
and Jimmy Barker for making possible the attractive team place cards that added so much to the tab
Ie decorations. Jimmy made the design which cartoonist "Barb" carried out very
Dept. 18-c News
Donelda Murray has taken a month's leave because her husband, SIC Norman Murray, is home on
furlough after being on active duty in the South Pacific for seventeen months. We wish to
congratúlate Evelyn Black, who became Mrs. Charles Ceransky May 9 at Gainesville, Texas. We
wish you both much happiness.
Plant One Ladies' Bowling News
It is a little late to talk about bowling, ?ut the season wasn't finished when the ast
"Argus Eyes" went to press. So, Dowling is over for Plant One girls for another season. A
lot of good scores were bowled and a lot of bad ones, too, but we all had a good time anyway.
Thought you would like to see the swell prize list, so here 'tis. Thanks to lieigh Thomas for making
it larger than t was. st place Dials $62.00 2nd Accounting 55.00 3rd Paint Shop 49.00 4th (tie)
Cafeteria 36.50 5th (tie) Inspection -36.50 6th Engineering 35.00 7th Planning 32.00 8th Sales 29.00
9th Victory 26.00 lOth Machine Shop 23.00 llth Personnel 20.00 12th Riveting 17.00 High team, single
game, without handicap: Paint Shop - 802 $10.00 High team, single game, with handicap: Planning -
807 5.00 High team, 3 games, without handicap: Inspection - 2146 10.00 High team, 3 games, with
handicap: Engineering - 2142 5.00 High individual game: Leola Stoner - 217 5.00 High individual, 3
games: Dorothy Jacobus - 545 5.00 Low game: Marian Poquette 1.00 Most strikes in a row: Mary Briggs
and Verna Frost - 5. 2.00 Most spares in a row: Alma Fox - 9 2.00 Girl raising average most: Daisy
Harmes - 38 pins 2.00
Dept. 53 News
Mrs. Watterworth's Mary Jane now knows a man's best friend isn't always his dog. Mary Jane is
awaiting the tenday period required for possible rabid dog. Mrs. Reata Wilkenson spent her week's
vacation shining up the homestead - which goes to show a woman's work is never done. Girl Scout
"Jackie" Bird did her good deed Saturday by being up bright and early selling poppies to
Plant 2 employees.
Jackie Shaffer of our Sales Dept., is ihe photogenic young lady, and ihe kiitens belong to
"Argy," wellknown character aboul Plant 1 and unofficial mascot of the whole Argus
"family." We interviewed Argy in her main office opposite the entrance to Plant 1 Women's
Lounge, but she refused to comment on the blessed events. Her nonchalant air and sly smile lead us
to believe that she is covering up a perfectly natural family pride in her progeny.
Do I like birthdays? Sure, you bet. But I thought they were for the younger 'Til my 'birthday
carne, then I changed my mind When the MN line asked me to diñe. I want to thank you girls so
much For all of the hankies, cards and such. The dinner was swell in every way. Just how I can thank
you, I really can't say. Two lovely salads, potato and maccaroni, 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 angle 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.
Dept. 36 News
We are rightfully proud of that score which Catherine Miresse and Ted Tirb made in the mixed
doubles tournament. Francés Gee, Edwin Clark, Charles Gerstier and George Olds are new
memoers in our department. Welcome, felLow workers! Have you noticed how Annabel's been fixing her
hair lately? Wonder if it could be the new heart interest in the polishing room. Marguerite Lockey
wears a big smile these days. There's a special reason, though. The latest reports are that Arlene
Holtzman and Don H. are just about through feuding. We sure hope so. Louise B. got that long
looked-for letter that she's been expecting. Do you suppose Lewis knows about it? Can it be that
eating so many oranges gives Henry C. such a healthy color? There was great commotion and Leonard
and Bill H. certainly became excited one hot afternoon when a few of the girls who were wearing
play-suits removed their skirts. We like Irene V's feathe r cut, and so does Earl. Who do you think
was the barber? The shade of lipstick Mrs. Tirb wears was very nicely displayed by her son,
Theodore, recently. Ted, arê you sure it wasn't like that of a certain blonde? Rumor says that
Ross W. is campaigning against F. D. R. since he was photographed the other week. It's amazing that
Connie should take a solo trip to Buffalo. Why the sudden illness, Coonnie? Fred Hartwig became the
proud father of an 8-pound, 5-ounce son, by name, Frederick Richard, on May 15th. Those shopping
trips which Ralph R. makes to Detrooit don't seem to be very successful. Maybe he goes to the wrong
We've been missing Fred Leeman, Bill Gillespie and Loren Lutz since they went into the service,
but we know they have a job to do. George Kennedy would make suite a bachelor, it seems, but he is
surely glad when his wife's vacation is over. Scratches caused Fred B. a lot of anxiety one morning,
but that is only part of the story. Ask him what female was interested in how he polished lenses!
Celia hasn't been able to figure out which whistle in the grinding room sounds best. However, we
understand that Chester does all right. Speaking of sunburns, you've got to go some to beat that one
Ross acquired. The problem is how he got it. At the present, Harry Sparks is leading in the GI
haircut race. However, Red and Ted should at least have honorable mention.
He: "Say, whatever became of those old-fashioned gals who fainted when a boy kissed
them?" She: "Huh! Whatever became of the old-fashioned boy who made them faint?"
General Are Common
An executive of one of the service companies in Houston wishes to talk with the General Crude Oil
Company office at Esperson Dome, so he requested his PBX operator to place the cali. She, in turn,
rang long distance and said: "We want to talk with General Crude, at Esperson Dome." The
long distance operator replied, patiently, "What are the general's initials, please?"
It was at Mount Wilson Observatory. A distinguished scientist was scanning the heavens through
the huge telescope. Intent upon the sight, he remarked to his colleagues, without turning his head,
"It's going to rain." "What makes you think so?" queried a brother scientist.
Still peering at the heavens, the astronomer replied: "Because my corn hurts."
I Am Argus
What's that? A Company? STope. It's a man or a woman. !t's a father, brother, son, daughter,
mother. It's a man running a lathe, in a factory building in Ann Arbor. !t's a girl typing a letter
in an office. :t's a school teacher with five shares of. stock teaching school in Podunk, Neb. It's
a man who's president of a company with almost a thousand people on the payroll. It's a college
gradúate with his first job, anxious to make good. It's a famous scientist, with honors by
the score. It's a toolmaker, die cutter, stenographer, engineer, salesman, electrician, home owner,
citizen - it's me, ARGUS, . .a man or a woman, about nine hundred and ninety-nine of us. YOU SURE
ARE SOMETHING. Where'd you come from? I carne from a little farm out West - my folks, they came from
the old country. I'm from the city myself. Me? I'm from a little town in Tennessee. BUT WHAT'S YOUR
HURRY? WHERE ARE YOU GOING? See that fellow there? He's manager of this whole ding-busted plant. I'm
going to have his job someday. Mary and I want to buy a little place in the country and settle down.
Mr. Jones doesn't believe there's a better way of doing this. I'm going to show him a few things.
Bill wants to go to college and I'd sorter like to see him get the chance. SEZ YOU? HAVEN'T YOU
HEARD OF A FELLOW ÑAMED HITLER? We've seen people doubting. and we've seen people crying . .
. BUT LET ME TFLL YOU SOMETHING: OUR COMPANY'S BIG OUR COMPANY'S STRONG. OUR COMPANY'S HELPING IN A
VITAL. IMPORTANT WAY TO WIN THIS WAR. See those trucks - they're loaded with optical fire control
instruments that will be mighty inflfluential in stopping the Axis. See those crates waiting for
shipment? They're heavy with stuff that helps to keep radio Communications straight - stuff that
ain't healthy for Hitler and Tojo's minions. WHO TOLD YOU? Nobody. but Í make 'em. AND WHO'D
YOU SAY YOU WERE? I AM ARGUS. AND I AM PART OF AMERICA, A GREAT, BIG, FREE AMERICA THAT WILL WIN
Man is still the world's most miraculous mechanism. In seventy years of life, a human being eats
1,400 times his body weight, over 100 tons of food, and he spends five full years putting food into
his mouth. If his weight is average, every day of his life his heart beats 103,680 times, his blood
travels 168,000,000 miles, he breathes 23,040 times, he inhales 438 cubic f eet of air, gives off 85
degrees F. of heat and moves 750 major muscles; his nails grow 0.000046 inches, his hair 0.01714
inches - and he utters 4.800 words. The average person blinks 25 times a minute and scientists say
each blink takes one-fifth of a second. Thus, if he averaged 40 miles an hour on a ten-hour motoring
trip, he would drive over 25 miles with his eyes shut. The body can take a lot of punishment and
still keep on functioning. Man can get along fairly well, apparently, without his gall bladder,
spleen, appendix and bladder. He can dispense with one kidney, two quarts of blood, half his brain
and all his teeth and still live. And when he dies, he does not die all at once. The brain survives
10 minutes; eyes, 30 minutes; ears, 1 hour; blood molecules, 18 hours; bones, 3 days and
skin, 5 days.
One subject in the examination was: "Name two Indian tribes of the Southwest and give
details as to their customs and habits." The applicant wrote: "Two Indian tribes were the
Casseroles and the Semicolons. They wore feathers in their customs and their habits was
Did you ever observe the quadruped? He wags a tail and has only one head, Two ears, two eyes, one
mouth, one nose. And generally smells wherever he goes; He doesn't wear clothes, but he never minds
- He has two fore legs in front and two behinds.
What About Summer Vacation?
Mothers, are you wondering how to keep your youngsters happy and occupied during the long summer
months when school is closed? What about a couple of weeks at camp for Billy or Jane? Or a
supervised program of fun and games her e in town? Are you working? Worried about the children, and
wishing there was some place you could send them for the day wherethey would be under
supervisión and at the same time have a good time? The answers to these and many other
problems may be found in a consultation with the Fsmily and Children's Service. Mrs. Schreiber has
all the information about summer camps and programs for children in and around Ann Arbor and in
other parts of the state. She will be glad to talk with interested parents at the office which is
located in the Perry School, 330 Packard, any week-day between 8:30 and 5:00 P. M. The telephone
number is 2-3157. There is no charge for the inf ormation service.
A. C. Assembly News
Leona Ward tells us that her husband, Sgt. Athol Ward, who served in the plant protection
forcé in 1942, is now stationed somewhere in England. We understand that Swickerath is now
working on project number 15 - the lawn. Project number 14 being the recreation room in his
basement, but still not completed. Which will it be, "Swick," a lawn party or the