Let's Take Good Pictures!
Your camera being in good working order, you are ready to take those pictures. The general
consensus of opinión among professional photo finishers with regard to the most prevalent
fault in snapshots, is fuzziness. This is caused by movement, not so much on the part o? the
subject, but because the operator of the camera moves or jerks the camera while taking the picture.
This fault is easily corrected by one of two methods. The best method is to use a tripod in all
picture taking. A substitute for this is placing the camera on a solid object, holding the camera
firmly against this object, and using a cable release. Lacking a tripod or the convenience of a
substitute, the alternative is to learn how to use your shutter release properly. By all means use a
cable release if your camera is equipped to take one. Nevertheless, it is possible to click your
shutter properly without a release so that you have no camera movement, by remembering that the
shutter release is like the trigger on a gun. If the trigger on a gun is jerked, then no matter how
good the aim, or steady the arm, the buü's-eye will not be hit. The trigger
must be pulled with a firm, steady pressure until mechanism takes hold, and the gun goes off. The
action is similar in using a camera release. Keep your finger on the shutter release with a gentle,
steady pressure, holding the camera firmly and press until the shutter clicks. Never jerk down on
the release even though you may feel that you might lose the picture. A fuzzy picture is like having
no picture at all. The amount of take-up in the shutter release varies with different cameras.
Practice this method of shutter action when your camera has no film in it until you learn the exact
amount of pressure needed. Using the right kind of film is essential. But more essential is getting
into the habit of using one type of film consistently. By using one type of film, you will learn how
to get consistent exposures. There is such a large variety of film material on the market that this
brings about a certain amount of confusión. All film manufactured by reputable concerns is
good. There is a reason for the large variety of emulsions and speeds in films, the primary one
being to supply the demand of photographers who because of their special work or equipment need a
special kind of film or emulsión. Since we are concerned with the taking of pictures
age conditions and with average amateur cameras, our prime interest is in a good all around film
that would have the proper speed and latitude, and be of grain fine enough so that we can expose
negatives that can be enlarged. A film having the properties of comparatively fast speed, fine
grain, and sensitivity to color, is the ideal for average work. Eastman Plus X or Agfa Superpan
Supreme have these qualities. It has been the habit of many people to bring their cameras into a
drug store or camera shop and say, "Load this camera for me, please." If you had been one
of these folks, learn to load your camera yourself. Doing this will teach you a lot about your
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 tenc to ridicule or embarrass anyone. Humor and
good-natured fun, however, are always acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Chas. A. Barkei Sports
Harold Peterson Circulation Naomi Knight Photography Richard Bills The Representatives of each
Department are responsible that the news of these Departments reach the desk of the Editor in the
Advertising Department, Plant 1. Printed in U. S. A.
Plant 1 Machine Shop
Harold Forbes seems to have gone into the hat-designing business and, to say that some of his
creations are honeys, is putting it mildly. All those who are interested may now place their orders.
Ralph Flick and Dorothy Spannuth were married on May 20th. The congratulations and best wishes of
the entire department go with this attractive couple. The employees of the department presented the
newlyweds with a coffee table. Our foreman, Elmer Lawhead, has just returned from an enviable
vacation trip. Mr. and Mrs. Lawhead took the sevenday excursión boat trip to Duluth. This is
the second time that they have made this trip, and Elmer is now planning a third for this fall. Bill
Dobransky and Ruth Mclntyre were married at a beautiful candle-light service on June 28th. The
couple is now living at Whitmore Lake, but will be able to move into their new home on Berkely
Avenue about the first of September. The employees of the department surprised our very likeable
"Handy Andy" man, Ray Imus, on his birthday. Ray was presented with a few gifts, after
which coffee and cake were served. Handsome Jack Weber has taken over the duties of time clerk in
the Machine Shop. There was a noticeable hum of excitement among the gals on the morning that Jack
started. Fred Lepins is learning the finer. arts of the game of golf, but says the progress is
rather slow. Fritz adds, however, that if his supply of golf balls lasts he is confident of
mastering the game by the end of the summer. Bill Zoellner is now the official
"dogcatcher" of Argus, Inc. While on a
ing trip over the holidays Bill hooked a dogfish and after a long struggle succeeded in landing
it. Better take out a license, Bill. Joe Lyons is having his trouble trying to put in a lawn. After
Joe had carefully prepared the ground and seeded it, we had one of our heaviest rains and as a
result most of his lawn was out on Davis Avenue. Try it again, Joe. Al Tessmer informs us that his
son, George is now located in Sicily. George is a mechanic and is helping to service the planes that
were used in the successful march on Rome and are now chasing the enemy north. Brothers Sam and
Charley Miller were recent visitors to the Machine Shop. Both have now been shipped to combat areas.
The hopes and best wishes of the department go with them. Pat Donahue, of the Navy, was in to chat
with his friends here. Pat is now located at Rochester, New York, and after a few more weeks'
training at this base will be transferred to New .York University for specialized training.
The Machine Shop is already talking about winning the bowling championship this coming year. Last
season the team ended in a tie with Inspection for fourth place, and with the addition of Lawhead,
the team feels that their chances are good this season. Gertrude Sutton and Irene Jardno have been
transferred from our department. Gert is now working for By Aldrich in Plant Protection, while Irene
is working for Nimke in the Riveting Department. Alice London has left the employ of Argus to be
with her Marine husband. Sgt. London is an instructor at the Marine base at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Clyde Melton is the latest one from the department to leave for the armed services. Clyde is now
located at Camp Blanding, Florida, and writes that Army Life agrees very well with him. Roy Hamlin
is spending his vacation up in the lake región around Gaylord, Michigan. Roy has spent a lot
of time n that country and he says the fishing is great. Churchill Doman has begun his reducing
exercises to ready himself for the coming bowling season. That waistline of Ted's would prove quite
Health Suggestions To Employees
With hot weather here, there are a few simple rules that everyone should f olio w to maintain
good health: 1. Your diet is of primary importance. Anyone doing strenuous physica] work should eat
an adequate diet. 2. Clothing should be light weight for comfort. 3. Drink plenty of water. When
people perspire freely, it is important to drink plenty of water. 4. For those people who perspire
freely, salt tablets should be taken to replace the salt which is lost to the body through
Christmas Boxes For Servicemen
Christmas boxes for servicemen overseas in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard or Merchant
Marines must be mailed between September 15 and October 15. Limit in weight - 5 lbs., size - 36
inches in length and girth combined. Perishable maller will not be accepted and the sending of
fragüe articles should be discouraged. Prohibiled articles: Intoxicants, inflammable material
(including matches of all kinds and lighter fluids). Addre&ses must be legible, in typewriting
or ink. The complete address should also be shown on a sheet of paper inside the parcel in order to
permit identification of the addressee in the event the outer wrapper becomes torn. Combinalion
packages, including toilet articles, hard candies, soap, etc, should be tightly packed in order that
the articles may not be loosened in transit. . - Soft candies, whether homemade or commercial, do
not carry well. Packing: Owing to the great distance this mail must be transported and the handling
and any storage it must undergo, it is absolutely necessary that all articles be packed in boxes of
metal, wood, solid fiber board or strong double-faced corrugated fiber board, reinforced with strong
gummed paper tape or tied with strong twine or both. It is highly desirable that all fiber board
boxes be securely wrapped in heavy paper.
Jovial, pipe-smoking head of Planning Dept., Optical División, and newlyelected secretary
of "Argus Flyers, Inc." Born Battle Creek, August 4, 1903 - now lives at 411 Orchard Hill
Drive, Ann Arbor. Constantly discusses merits of 4-year-old son. Baby daughter pending, he thinks.
Formally made schoolboys' lives miserable while selling textbooks belonging to the American Book Co.
Uses extravagant adjectives when discussing bi-monthly fishing trips. Thinks nothing of traveling
several hundred miles on week-ends in search of lake trout, bass, perch. Invariably returns with
several hours of fishing
versation. Can discuss tobáceos and pipes indefinitely. Invariably does. Is currently
smoking atrocious ten-cent tobáceo in an expensive, imported straight-grain briar. Spends
most of his working hours moving colored pegs haphazardly around a large board in his office. When
questioned closely, says that this is necessary in his work. Admits that the pegs make good cribbage
board markers. Because of this, spends the balance of his time ordering more pegs. Favorite
Experience: Was shipwrecked in a tornado off Dunkirk, New York, while serving on U. S. S. Dubuque as
seaman, second class.
Blood Donor Honor Roll
1. Dora Eichel 2. Jean Crandall Schohen 3. Ralph Ridenour 4. Howard Schwichtenberg 5. Harry
Sparks 6. Har oíd Wirth Donaied Four Times 1. Augusta Butts 2. Naomi Knight
3. Mable Schneider 4. Frank Andrews 5. Wm. Beard 6. Harry Mills 7. Keith Tripp 8. Walter Weid
Argus employees have donated 337 pints of blood to the American Red Cross since April, 1942. The
First Aid Room, Plant 1, has posted a Blood Donor Honor Roll. Your urgently needed donation will
help save a life - do we have YOUR name?
TO PREVENT ACCIDENTÉIS OF MOST CONCERN TOYOU ! LOST TIME LOST PRODUCTION LOST WAR EFFORT
INJURIES 'ARECOSTLV TO YOU AND TO US !
Purchasing Dept. Plant I
Dept. 28 News
Something must have been bothering the girls one Friday night when Nina Walterhouse and Marjorie
Young had so much trouble. Nina, beside losing a prized lipstick, took her shoes off to cool off her
dogs and then couldn't get her shoes back on. Marjorie couldn't seem to hold her balance. Maybe it
was because she don't know which is the right end to light her cigarette on. Sally Kneiper and Clara
Schallhorn survived the party without a mishap, although Clara has a new nickname. Inspection really
isn't a nut house. Amanda just has that upturned umbrella over her head to keep from getting a daily
shower from the pipes that sweat on hot days.
Gert Haines was pleasantly surprised with a birthday party and a nice gift on the 13th of June.
Many more, Gert. Wonder what Stoner did for recreation on the Fourth of July. We are sorry Peg
Remnant wasn't here when we had our picture taken for the paper. She was home ill. The girls gave
Mary Temple Raymond a beautiful taffeta quilt to keep her and Bill warm when he comes marching home.
All the girls from the department went to Mary Temple's wedding. They all took advantpge of kissing
the groom if they wished and he sure was a sight when they got through. He won 't ever want to look
a lipstick in the face again.
Anyway, they are a swell couple and the girls wish them the best of luck. We hear Mary had
difficulties on her wedding trip. She is a good sport and knows how to take life's little jokes. Of
course, she had Bill's help, too. Marjorie Park sent us cards f rom the beautiful Northern Michigan,
which made us very envious. We hope she's having a good time, anyway, even if we aren't. Marjorie
Young and Leola Stoner are recuperating f rom a beautiful sunburn. They say, "Ne ver
again!" Wonder if Lillian Stutzman feels any ! older now that she attended her daughter's
graduation from high school. And
is she proud of that daughter, too. Well, I guess. Hope Dora Eugene's children are through having
mumps, chicken-pox and all the other things there are to have. Three of the girls were out
"wolfing" one night, feeling very chipper and like sweet sixteen. They had their spirits
dampened somewhat when a sailor put his head in the window of the car and said, "Hi,
Seen In The "gasette"
Miss Sue Scott, former assistant cashier, was married Saturday, May 6, at the First
Congregational Church of Anrr Arbor. The lucky man is Wesley Fuller, local industrial executive. The
couple will make their home in Ann Arbor.
Dept. 43-42 News
New employees of this department and also members of the Argus Recreation Club are: Elmer Meyer,
Bill Clemons and John Lochey. Ward D. Peterson's son, Ward D., Jr., is now a V-12 at the age of
seventeen. His father joined the Navy 27 years ago. Ross Wilson and wife, Bernice, just returned
from their vacation in Tennessee and Alabama.
We have four from our department who. are players on the fun and f unible softball team. They
are: Cliff Travioli, Ward Peterson, Ross Wilson and Merton Olufson. Rollie Ranson has also been
transferred to this department. Raymond J. Nemanick has left us and is now in the Navy. He is
stationed at Great Lakes. All of us wish him the best of luck and hope to hear from him. We know he
will make an excellent sailor.
Dept. 23 News
Who was home on furlough the last of June? Why, Cal Foster. You remember him. He's the goon that
used to run the Mailing Department, that was always playing tricks on people. Even the Aleutians,
where Cal has been for over two years, didn't cure him of that. We had some good times while he was
home and wish that he were back here working with us again. Never a dull moment when Cal's around.
We hope he doesn't stay away so long this time.
Work - It is the price of success. Think - It is the source of power. Play - It is the secret of
perpetual youth. Read - It is the fountain of wisdom. Worship - It is the highway to reverence. Be
Friendly - It is the road to happiness. Dream - It is the hitching of your wagon to a star. Loved
and Be Loved - It is the privilege of the gods. Look Around - It is too short a day to be selfish. -
The Kansas Nurse.
Argus Annual Picnic
This year Argus, Inc., has placed three teams in the various softball leagues in Ann Arbor. As in
1943, Argus Camera and Argus Optical are in the Industrial League. In addition to these two veteran
teams of the past few years Playing Manager Erv Braatz has entered a team in the Fun and Fumble
League. And even though this team has no intentions of winning the title, they are having a lot of
fun and proving themselves the best of sports. Argus Camera is again proving itself a definite
threat for the championship. For the past three years this team has captured the title and has
reached the finals in the city tournament each year. The cameramen have now won six of the nine
games played and even though they are two games behind the leading Willow Run and Gee Eyes, cannot
be counted out of the race. The league this year is unusually strong and the chances are that the
team that wins the championship this year is going to be defeated a few times. The play of the team
has improved in each of the games played and if some of the key men will not be lost, Argus Camera
must be considered
an even bet to repeat again this season. The veteran Ed Keuhn and Bob Walterhouse have been
dividing the pitching duties and each has been doing a commendable job. The hitters are sharpening
up their batting eyes and the all'round play has been good. We are all hoping for another
championship. The Argus Optical team has í'ound the going rough and in the first seven games
played have been on the short end six times. Plant Two's representative is struggling to keep out of
the cellar. Last season this team started out slowly in the first part of the season but improved
rapidly and at the end of the year was one of the toughest in the league. This year, however, the
Optical ten seems to lack the spirit and fire that they had last season. This was definitely proved
in their meeting with Argus Camera. The Plant One team built up a big margin in the first two
innings and ! just coasted in with an easy victory. j Last year when these two teams met, form meant
nothing and the two teams broke even in the year's play with each winning one game and a third
ending in a tie. It had been planned to have a series of games between these two, but the interest
was lost after the first game and the series was called off.
Grand Send-off For The Navy
Material Control, Cost Accounting and Personnel departments picnicked out at Mr. Hiscock's
cottage the evening of May 26th. It was an informal affair and was held in Les Schwanbeck's honor,
who is leaving for the Navy. It was very much of a surprise for Les, who did not have the least
suspicion, as he helped to plan the picnic and also made the arrangements. He was presented with a
Navy duft'le 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, Mrs. C. Wight, Mrs. J. Covey and Mr. and Mrs. E. Schuman. The youngest
guest was Sally Ann Ward, 3V2 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, horseshoe
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 his accordion. Everyone had an enjoyable time that evening and
if there were any sore muscles the next 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.
A definite policy regarding employment during pregnancy should embrace the following
recommendations: 1. The employee should notify the proper authority in industry about her pregnancy
within the first trimester. 2. She should obtain a statement from her own physician - (a) That her
work is not contraindicated. (b) Regarding the length of time she should work.
3. Special attention should be given to the nature of the work. Puiling, pushing and lifting must
be kept within safe limits. Rest periods will tend to minimize emotional and physical instability
during pregnancy. 4. Ordinarily, work should terminate by the thirty-second week (within six weeks
of term). If contraindications arise within this period, the employment should stop. 5. Return to
work is inadvisable before six weeks after delivery and then only on notification of the employer by
The Uninvited Guest
Doe. Johnston has a bad habit of begging people to take him wherever they go. The other night a
couple of the girls from the Machine Shop went berry picking and Doe. invited himself to go along.
One thing that was missing on the trip was a camera and a pair of stilts as Doe had plenty of
trouble climbing fences and wading through alfalfa flelds. But now we can all go to his house for
raspberry jam, as he made se ven and onehalf pints.
Diminutive Damsel Damns Drink
The long and the short of it was this: Pint-sized Marie Barbier, better known as our cartoonist,
Barb, took on a great, big assignment at the Argus picnic. Marie, self-styled guardián of
minors at Argus picnics, is shown pushing Bob Hahn (all six feet, four inches of him are under
twenty-one) out of "harm's" way. But Bob has a grip on that glass of (censored) that is as
firm as any he ever bestowed on a basketball as one of the stellar lights of the championship Argus
team. Evidently Marie made up in fury what she lacked in size. Somehow she managed to get Bob out
the door, or was he just being gallant?
Evidently, the winter months are too long for some men. One in particular that I'm thinking of
loves to look at pretty girls on the beach. Last weekend, while gazing at a girl's beautiful
sun-tan, he acquired a sprained knee. What I'm wondering is how he got it! What's the secret,
"Norm"? Looks like Doris Skelding was really serious about the WA VES. She left last
Thursday for Hunters College in New York and we want to wish her good luck and happiness in her new
voyage. A former employee of Optical Assembly, Ruth Wagner, is the proud mother of a baby boy.
Dept. 27 News
"Red" Conway is enjoying a two weeks' vacation in the home town of Stevens Point,
Wisconsin. We received a card telling us of the good time he and Beulah are having. The department
employees celebrated Leona Eichel's birthday in the cafeteria with a special birthday cake and ice
cream. Leona was presented with a lovely gift froom her co-workers. Eulala Miller has a three
months' leave of absence and will be back with us again in the fall. We miss you, Eulala, but know
you are having a swell vacation at home. Watch Herman Bauer and Harry Axelson play Bunco together. A
laugh in every shake of the dice when these two clowns are partners in the game. Mr. and Mrs. Merten
Olufson and small son are on their vacation in Minnesota.
The Argus Camera Club met on July 13th in the Nichols Arcade. The main event of the evening was a
lecture on print analysis given by Bill Patton and written by Eastman Kodak Company. Later in the
evening the Club discussed plans for an outing. The members will take pictures and Jimmy Barker will
give helpful suggestions. The Camera Club is growing very rapidly and consequently the cameras are
becoming more scarce. The members are helping the situation by sharing their cameras to make more
available for the new members. There is a great improvement in the appearance of the studio, thanks
to Lois Conkey, "Red" Peterson and Maxine Wichman, who did a wonderful cleaning job. The
Club is getting new equipment all the time. The latest addition is a AyL&A solar enlarger.
Wedding Vows Spoken
Mary Lauree Temple was given in marriage by her father, Mr. Robert Temple, to Sgt. William
Anderson Raymond in an all-white candlelight ceremony, Sunday, June 25th. She choose white satin and
silk marquisette for her gown. She wore a finger-tip veil, which had a tiara of seed pearls. Her
bouquet was of white roses and stephanotis with satin streamers knotted with buds of the
stephanotis. She had three attendants. The bridesmaids, Margaret Ann Colvin and Thelma Hopper, wore
dresses of baby blue taffeta and net and the maid of honor, Maxine Robertson of Elkhart, Indiana,
wore pink silk jersey and net. Their bouquets were pink roses and blue delphiniums. Sgt. Raymond was
attended by Gerald Canter as best man and Reuben Egeler and Robert Eisele as ushers. Mrs. Robert
Temple, the bride's mother, was very attractive in violet with pink accessories. She wore a corsage
of pink carnations. White peonies, gladioli and tiny daisies were used at the altar in the church
and for the reception for one hundred guests held at the home of the bride's parents. For going
away, the bride wore a navy gabardine suit with white accessories. The couple went on a short lake
cruise and spent the remainder of Sgt. Raymond's leave with friends and relatives. Sgt. Raymond left
July 6th for Camp Beal in California. Mary works in Dept. 28.
"millie" Goes To Texas
Seems as though here is a story worth repeating, one you won't want to miss reading. It all
concerns our little mail girl, "Millie," and her adventurous journey by train to visit her
husband at Camp Hood, Texas. En route, Millie wrote that she had to stand on the train for three
hours and then, rather than stand any longer, she ankled into the ladies' rest room, but, lo - no
seats here either, so what to do - just this, and Millie did it. She sat in the wash bowl from
Chicago to Kansas City. That is no fooling, and neither is this - that certain parts of Millie's
anatomy contormed exactly with that Pullman sink. Don t you believe it? Well, wait, Millie will soon
The boys and girls of Cost Accounting and oiher Plant 1 offices chipped in to give Mary Zimmerman
a beautiful wedding present - a linen luncheon set with napkins, etc. Mary's wedding to Emory W.
Upchurch, of the Foresi Plaza, is scheduled for the near future. In fact, we will probably be able
to give you an account of the wedding in the next issue. Mr. Upchurch is a supervisor at Willow Run.
After a brief leave, Mary will return to her job in Cost Accounting here.
Dept. 53 News
Francés Watterworth became a "year younger" on June lOth. We wish our favorite
"boss" many happy years ahead. For proof that some women never pass their 16th birthday,
just look at attractive and vivacious Mildred Bird of Plant 2, who celebrated her birthday June 22.
Reata Wilkinson, of Plant 1, found she took her vacation at the wrong time, and to offset the
extreme heat, is seriously contemplating a journey to the cold, cold North, via the
"Travel-Ads." The Watterworths are spending their first week of vacation in western
Michigan, and then off to Canada. Hurry back, Francés, it just isn't the same while you're
away. "Vi" Tyler is looking for the book "How to Fish," in three easy lessons.
The first lesson proved very unsatisfactory - nary a nibble, and plenty of sunburn, or was this the
one on "how not to catch them." What certain foreman always enters the First Aid room with
good intentions and always seems to leave via the "Dog House"? How about it,
"Bill," what are you "cooking up" now? Harry Letsis had no trouble at all on his
vacation; he even had a private compartment while traveling on the train. The only difficulty - so
Harry tells us - was that the conductor locked his "compartment" at e very stop.
Dept. 17-r News
Libby Cleven, Joy Hartman and Mary Tucker entertained the girls of the Dept. at a picnic supper.
The table was laid out on their lovely back lawn. Boy, did we all eat too much. Not speaking of the
beverages, which helped to make it a success. Mary Mickelson, a former member of the Dept. was
present, and at this time a surprise stork shower was given for her. Mary was surprised and well
pleased with the lovely baby gifts. Carrie Behnke has taken leave of u and we certainly wish her
loads of lucl and hope she gets a lot of rest. Mary Loy Watson has returned afte a week's vacation.
Mary had been visit ing her husband's parents in Parkers burg, W. Va. Lillian Yost is a new member
in ou Dept. Lillian hails from North Carolina Her husband is in the service on th U. of M. campus.
Lillian says she like everything about Michigan but th weather. Anna Mae Terry is on vacation. We
are hoping Anna Mae comes back feeling much better and raring to rivet. Another new member in our
depart ment is Irene Jardno. For those who d not know, Irene is Mary Watson's sister Irene was
formerly with the Machin Shop and was transferred to us. W hope you like us as well as we like you
Miss Reddeman, Luther Dicks Exchange Vows
The marriage of Miss Betty Jane Redeman, daughter of Mrs. Francés Redeman and the late
Ernest Reddeman, f Ann Arbor, to Luther Dicks, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dicks, of Saline, took jlace
Saturday night at 8 o'clock in St. Daul's Evangelical Lutheran church. Baskets of white gladioli and
lilies aanked the altar for the double-ring eremony. Following the wedding, a eception was held in
the church parlors 'or members of the wedding party, friends and relatives. Given By Brother The
bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Lester Reddeman, of Plymouth, wore a gown of ivory
satin with a sweetheart neckline and long pointed sleeves. A row of satin buttons extended down the
back of the fitted bodice. The yoke was appliqued with pearls, as was the small cap from which the
long veil, edged in narrow lace, descended. The gown itself had a long train. Her only bit of
jewelry was a string of pearls which belonged to her mother. Her bouquet of stephanotis, swainsona
and white roses was centered with an orchid, which she used for her going away corsage.
The bride's sister, Mrs. Phyllis Galtz, of Ann Arbor, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Selma
Rowe and Dorothy Patnode, of Ann Arbor, Shirley Jean Davey of Detroit, and Pauline Gust of Plymouth.
Wear Similar Dresses Attendants wore dresses similar to the bride's ensemble, with satin bodices and
net skirts. Each wore a string of pearls which were gifts from the bride. Mrs. Galtz wore a gown of
yellow and carried talisman roses to match the flowers in her hair, while the bridesmaids wore green
and carried yellow roses. Marjorie Lee Reddeman, niece of the bride, and Dolores Perry were flower
girls and wore yellow floor-length gowns with bonnets to match. Leiand Dicks acted as his brother's
best man, and Roland Galtz, Burl Bassett, Erwin Feldkamp and Meivin Armbruster were the ushers.
Music before the ceremony was furnished by Mrs. Leiand Dicks, who sang "At Dawning," and
by both Mrs. Dicks and her sister, Hilda Hertier, of Saline, who sang a duet. Organ music was
furnished by Mrs. Hiser. The bride, a gradúate of the Ann Arbor High school, was employed at
Argus, Inc., before her marriage, while the bridegroom, a gradúate of the Saline High school,
is now an employee of the Ford Motor Co. in Saline. Af ter July 1, the couple will be at home to
Material Control News
Mrs. Ncil Duncanson, formerly Harriet Hibbard, was married May 13 in Memphis, Term. She has left
Argus to join her husband, who is in the Service. Mrs. Neü Duncanson (Harriet Hibbard) wants to
thank the Accounting Department for the lovely wedding present.
Home On Furlough
Jane, who worked in Departments 15-16-18, left Argus to join the Air WACS. She is now stationed
ai Ludington, and we wish her ihe best of luck. Thanks to the many Argus í'riends who visited
me and sent gifts during my recently illness, also to the Argus Recreation club for the flowers I
received. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness shown by everyone. Mrs. Betty Wrathell.
Paul Eugene kindly forwards to Argus Eyes a recent letter f rom. an "Argus soldier" who
will be remembered here by many. Dear Paul: Well, Paul, I bet you're sure surprised to receive this
letter from me, but I never forget a friend. Say, what are you doing at the shop? The same thing? Or
are you a bombardier yet? I ara in New Guinea now, the heil hole of the world, so we cali it over
here. The land of rain, mud and sun. Boy, if you think it gets warm back there in Ann Arbor, take a
trip to this hole. I am enclosing a poem that is a favorite with the boys over here, and I am not
puiling any strings either. Say, how is the gang coming along? I have lost all the addresses but
yours, but would like to hear from them. I hear Mary Loy is married, eh? I guess they all will
before I get home. Paul. you should see the girls here. Black as coal, and enough to stop a nine-day
clock. You don't see them very often, though. The natives usually keep out of the way. Boy, they
sure do hate the Jap? - and who don't, I guess. You should see some of the prisoners and you
wouldn't be scared of them. Well, Paul, I guess I must close for now. Write. An old friend, Jack
Reed. Here is the poem Jack mentioned: A HITCH IN HELL I'm sitting here thinking of the little
things I left behind, I'd hate to put on paper what's running through my mind. We've dug so many
ditches, cleared a hundred miles of ground, A hotter place this side of heil, I am sure, cannot be
found. We've walked so many miles our feet twice their size did swell, When we die we'll go to
heaven, 'cause we've done our hitch in heil. We've built so many kitchens where the cooks can stew
our beans, We've stood a million watches and cleaned all the camp latrines, We've picked the regal
cactus from the seats of khaki pants, We've sweat, and bied, and hollered as we spit out gnats and
ants. When our work on earth is finished, our friends behind will teil, These boys all went to
heaven, 'cause they've done their hitch in heil. We take our quinine daily, those bitter little
pills, To build up our resistance to f ever, aches and chills. We've seen a million ack-acks burst
above us in the sky, As we ran pell-mell for fox-holes when the daisy cutters fly. "Put out
those lights and cigarettes," we hear the sergeant yell, This isn't any picnic, it's another
hitch in heil." When the final taps are sounded and we shed our earthly cares, We'll pull the
best parade of all upon those golden stairs. The angels there will greet us and their harps they '11
gladly play, We'll draw a million canteen checks and spend them in a day, We'll hear Gabriel blow
his bugle and St. Peter loudly yell: "Front seats. you guys from New Guinea, you've done your
hitch in heil."
Behind The Front Office
During the past month, every office, with the exception of Jack Danner's, have experienced what
it means to move. What with our Engineering and Designing Departments moving to the new second floor
addition, the rest of the offices have been shifted around. Jim Nutt, who recently became head of
our Planning Department, is the proud papa of a 7-pound daughter, Virginia Forrest, only July 7th.
Bud Davis is another very proud daddy. On June 2, a daughter, Katherine Lee, arrived, which
accounted for the "jitters" he had been experiencing. Several are enjoying vacations,
including Bill Bone, who has been spending two weeks at his cottage at North Lake. No doubt, we will
hear some tall tales about the big fish he caught. In case he didn't get "the" biggest
one, "Red" Weid will have before he returns from his vacation at the same lake. Harry
Rookes is taking life easy at some unknown spot in northern Michigan. We surely will miss his sunny
smile around Plant 2 on his return, as he.will be working in Plant 1.
John Perini just returned from Springfleld, 111., where he enjoyed the quiet rural life. Joe
Dianetti just returned from spending his vacation at Rochester, N. Y. It was either the vacation or
some other interest which makes him so happy these days - guess we may have to wait until the
January issue of Argus Eyes for further details. We are happy to welcome several new members -
Arline Britton, Production Engineering; Elaine Muller, Ray Tracing, Arbid Andresen, Drafting Dept.
Even the Offices has noticed the calm which prevails over the entire plant - what with Eddie Girvan
on vacation for the past two weeks. Pvt. Bill Cook, who was a hand screw machine operator in the
Machine Shop before enlisting in the armed services, was in to see his friends and relate some of
the experiences of his Army life. Bill is located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and is in the Combat
Engineer División. He is to report back there for eleven more weeks of basic training. After
this period Bill feels that he will most likely be shipped to one of the combat areas. Pvt. Bill
Cook ASN 36976286 Co. D, 6th Bn. A.S.F.T.C. Fort Belvoir, Va.
Harry Clarke of the Maintenance Department suggested an improvement on the wooden lens racks used
for moving lenses between operations. His suggestion made it possible to use one rack for a variety
Jack Suddarth of Dept. 36, Polishing Room, made a suggestion which was tried and approved. He
suggested adding a collar to a blocking tooi to support a lens whose edges have to be ground to a
knife edge. Arthur Oakes of Dept. 30, Machine Shop, is a two-time winner now. He made a form tooi
which combined two operations on his turret lathe, eliminating a hand filing operation and thereby
increasing the production on the part. Suggestion Plan
Who's Who At Argus ?