Our cover picture of the month is again a selection irom the current work oí the Argus
Camera Club, and is a fine combination of direct appeal, sound design, simplicity and unity of
purpose. The photographer has realized the limitations of his subject matter and has held to a
clean-cut idea, giving us not only a portrait which is a symbol of American youth, but a
characterization of the artist himself, a forthright soul, where the elements are very kindly mixed.
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 Chas. A. Barker Assistant
Editor Lucy Gridley 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.
Suggestion Plan Rules
WHAT TO SUGGEST: Acceptable suggestions will be limited to production suggestions which are
adopted, and from which tangible savings results. They will be such items as scrap reduction,
elimination of unnecessary parts or operations, reduction in material costs, elimination of
duplicating or unnecessary work or provable increases in efficiency. EUGIBILITY: Every employee is
elieible to win suggestion awards except foremen, superintendente, assistant íoremen,
department heads, time study and methods men, engineers and executives. They are expected to help
employees with their suggestions. AWARDS: Every suggestion accepted will be awarded a $25 War Bond.
Every six months a $100 War Bond will be awarded to the employee in each plant
who has had the most suggestion accepted in the previous six'-month period. As in the past,
suggestions of outstanding merit which result in savings so extraordinary as to merit greater
consideration and which are considered to be patentable by the Company's attorney will be rewarded
suitably by the Management on the merits of the case.
HOW TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS: Suggestion boxes will be conveniently located throughout both plants,
and suggestion blanks will be in them. Help yourself to as many as you need. Write your idea clearly
on the space indicated, tear off the numbered stub that identifies you as the sender, and return
your suggestion to the box where it will soon be picked up.
Do not sign your name. Your suggestion remains completely anonymous until action is taken on it.
Save the numbered stub. It is proof that the suggestion is yours. HOW DECISIÓN IS MADE ON
SUGGESTIONS: The suggestions will be received, audited and judged for award once each week by the
Suggestion Plan Manager, who will be appointed for each plant. Mr. William Thompson will act as
Suggestion Plan Manager for Plant 1 ; Mr. Ernest Sinclair will act as Suggestion Plan Manager in
Plant 2. WATCH THE BULLETIN BOARDS: Each week the numbers of the suggestions upon which action has
been taken will be posted. If your suggestion number is posted, see the Suggestion Plan Manager in
your Plant to get the results. Turn in your production suggestions the day this plan goes into
effect, the next day, and every day. You will receive not only the best kind of monetary award for
accepted suggestions - A United States War Bond - but you will have helped bring us nearer to
Argus Wins 3rd "e"
Office of the Under Secretary Washington, D.C. 15 July 1944 To the Men and Woraen of Plant #2
International Industries, Incorporated Ann Arbor, Michigan I am pleased to inform you that you have
won for the third time the ArmyNavy Production Award for high achievement in the production of war
material. In maintaining the fine record which first brought you distinction, you have set an
inspiring example for your fellow Americans on the production front. This second renewal adds a
second White Star to your Army-Navy Production Award flag, and stands as a symbol of your great and
continuing contribution to the cause of freedom. Sincerely yours, (signed) Robert P. Patterson Under
Secretary of War
Winners Of The $100.00 War Bonds
PVT JACK SUDDARTH
PVT. JACK SUDDARTH, who accepted President Roosevelt's "greetings" ion July 21st, said
he would be a very happy soldier if his last suggestion was a winner. It WAS . . . and what's more
he also wins a $100 War Bond for tying Arthur Oakes for the sixmonth prize. It's something to
remember us by. Jack.
MR. ARTHUR OAKES has been with Argus since January of this year. In that period of time he has
put his thinking cap on and come up with two winning ideas. One was a íorm tool that
eliminated operations on a part. The other was an automatic trip on his machine which greatly
MR. SIDNEY WEINER doesn't hide his light under the proverbial bushel basket. No sir . . . he gets
a $25 War Bond for his ideas. A four-time winner, and a brand new father . . . can you blame him for
smiling. P.S. - We're mighty proud of those efficiency increasing ideas of his.
MR. ROBERT SUTTON is the Radio División "twin" who is sporting a new $100 War
Bond. Since he's an Electrical Trouble Shooter and Repairman, his thoughts naturally turn to
assembly and inspection problems. Four War Bond ideas and now a $100 War Bond to top it off. . . .
fyt Uout Plctute on I'kh P&fe. Win a. $25 Hond.
He Flies Thro The Air With The Greatest Of Ease ???
We saw it with our own eyes ... on August 8th . . . when "the daring young man", Robert
D. Howse, President of Argus, Incorporated, took to the air all alone in his "flying
machine". We watched, and we waited . . . breathlessly . . . for come what may. He circles
yonder airport . . . "he's coming in", someone said . . . there's a wicked crosswind
stirring . . . he's down! NO! He's up! NO! . . . he's down. He's up . . . again . . . what springs
in those wheels ! A sudden gust of wind . . . then he recovers . . . AHhhhhü A sigh of relief .
. . he's down . . . finally . . . and rolling along the runway toward us. A smile flashes across our
visión ... a chasm of a smile . . . which says, "I did it." Our's is a grin, plenty
echoes "yeah, brother . . . and congratulations"!!! It's a grand and glorious feeling
which comes but once in a life-time . . . you've conquered another world. What's this . . . the
air's full of planes . . . another lands and taxies a bit unsteadily up in front of us. Out steps
Robert P. Miller, our Secretary and Treasurer . . . abeam ! Sprouted his wings a couple of weeks ago
unbeknownst to the rest of us . . . and the report is that he did a bouncing good job. Really feels
himself a veteran of the skyways now . . . and it does take some time for that "solo"
smile to wear off. We held out for a "coke" . . . and finally left those air enthusiasts
talking about "updrafts", "angle of glide", and the word "bounce".
Since inventory, there has been something missing around the stock room. Cliff Travioli is on his
vacation. We all hope he gets plenty of rest and has a good cool time. Merton Olafson is taking
charge and keeps us all busy. Wm. Clemons has been called to McDougal, Arkansas on account of the
serious illness of his mother. Wm. Booth is enjoying a vacation in southern Illinois. Paul Stotts
just returned f rom his vacation. He spent three days of it in a hospital for a minor operation.
Tough luck. Art Gerstier, Rolland and Blanch Ranson's son-inlaw is home on a furlough from Lubbock,
Texas. It has been nice seeing him again. He expects to go to a pre-flight school in October. Those
who are looking for PORK for this winter, see Art Alderman at 2890 South Street, or at Receiving,
Plant 2. Anyone who knows where to get any butter, please notify the stock room. M.S.
Both born in the month of December, [on arrived on the 2nd in 1936 while Larry carne barely five
minutes before 1937 ended. Very much the same in likes and disikes, they are enthusiastic about
boats and the water and all water sports. Keen about ice skating and swimming. As Jan explains the
last, "We learned to swim underwater last year and now we are trying to swim on top." They
like dogs, dolls, Disney cartoons and building things with carpenter tools. Especially building
things with carpenter tools. Burning ambition is to possess a jack cnife but past experiences cause
their parents to classify jack knives as lethal weapons. They walk iy2 miles to school where they
are in the same grade due to Jon being ill his first year in school. Almost the same height and
weight, they wear the same size clothes. Hate to be apart from each other. And there the similarity
ends. In dispositions they are very different. Jon is very affectionate, mild mannered and fussy
about his good clothes. Strangely enough, he wants to be like his Dad and do everything his Dad
does. Always smiling at bedtime, he would prefer to stay up. Larry is quite different. Covers his
feelings with a tough crust. Wears his best clothes with a marked swagger. Has a lurid imagination.
Favors none of his ancestors, is distinctly an individualist. We might just mention that these two
are rather active and have active and exploring minds. That keeps our home life from getting
Timekeeping And Payroll Dept. News
Miss Peggy Laubengayer was in Quantico, Virginia, the weekend of August 5th to act as bridesmaid
at the wedding of her friend Mary Francés Womak who is also employed at Argus. Peggy had a
very nice time and returned on Monday August 7th looking as though she really enjoyed the quick trip
even though trains are so crowded these days. We all certainly miss Mrs. Edna Dendel from our
department, who is on a two months' leave of absence. We welcome in her place, however, Mrs.
Geraldine Doyle. Mrs. Yvonne Shaw gave a dinner in Edna's honor at her home on Hutchins Avenue.
After everyone had several servings of the delicious menu below, Edna was presented with a beautiful
black braided purse with plastic zipper and handle. We hope you will be back with us again soon,
Edna. Menu of the Evening Tuna Fish Salad Hot Rolls Fruit Jello Macaroni and Cheese Molded Vegetable
Salad Chocolate Cakes Coffee
How Not To Remove Yourself From A Cafeteria Bench
Ruth Hoefer And Apollo
Ruth Hoefer has never seen the color of trees in the autumn, the sheen of sunset on a lake, or
the wings of a plañe in flight. But she can feel with her ten good fingers and her heart and
mind, and she can hear better than most people. Mother Nature, always bountiful, provides an
opportunity for compensation in many ways. If something is taken away, something else is often
strengthened. So it is with Ruth Hoefer. She lives through her fingers and her brain, both of which
are nimble and quick.
Ruth works for Ginny Lau in Dept. 18, Plant 1. She was formerly employed by Edwards Letter Shop.
She is a gradúate of the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing, and majored in Liberal
Arts for two years at Michigan State College. A friend of Ruth's brings her to work every morning,
faithfully watches out for her safety during the day, then patiently sees her home again at night.
This staunch friend and true is her Germán shepherc dog, Apollo. At "His Master's Eyes'
school for guide dogs at the La Salie Kennels, Minneapolis, Minn., Apollo learned how to keep a
steady pressure on the harness handle which Ruth holds when she walks with him. Movements of thi
handle teil her when to stop at obstruc tions, and warn her of any dangers ahead After they are past
the puppy stage- about a year oíd, dogs like Apollo are
rained f rom six months to a year in "obeience and hazard." Apollo is as intelligent as
he is beautiful; his soulful eyes eflecting the great patience and loyalty nherent in the
Germán shepherd. Junker, Ruth's first dog, was also a Germán shepherd and the first
guide dog n Michigan. Both Junker and Apollo were presented to her by Mr. J. L. Sinycan of "His
Master's Eye" association. unker was believed to have set a world's ecord for continuous
service as a guide dog. He served Ruth efficiently and faithiilly for nearly twelve years, dying at
the advanced age of fifteen years. The life span for a dog corresponds like a hundred years for a
human being. Miss Hoef er 's hobbies are reading, walking with Apollo and studying Braille. She is a
competent Braille instructor and has helped many other blind to master its difficulties. She tells
us that in reading she particularly enjoys fiction and the Reader's Digest edition in Braille. Argus
Eyes salutes Ruth Hoefer for worthwhile accomplishments in spite of a handicap, and, of course, we
doff our hats to Apollo, too.
A Surprised Salesman
A brisk salesman dropped into the advertisiñg office the other day and gave Jixnmie Barker
quite a spiel. After the performance was over (all in vain, by the way), the visiting fireman
inquired: "I have a few more Ann Arbor calis to make. Would you help me lócate some of
these firms?" "Certainly, glad to," Mr.
B. replied. "Well, first on the list is Kadette Radio Corporation." Mr. Barker assured
him that Kadette, a former Argus subsidiary, was no more. Then the visitor asked for the whereabouts
of the International Research Corporation. "Argus, Incorporated, was once known by that name,
too," Jimmy explained. Undaunted, the salesman persevered with his list and asked for the
International Radio Corporation. Barker, equally dauntless, replied, That, too, is a thing of the
past, a forerunner of our present name and company. In fact, it was our company at one time."
At this point the salesman exhibited some confusión and his voice, quavering in the dulcet
tones of a shorn lamb, muttered: "Say, could there be an International Industries separate f
rom all this?" "Now you've run the gamutt f rom A to Z," said Mr. B. "That's all
there is, there isn't any more. Our name used to be that, but NOW IT IS ARGUS, INCORPORATED."
"Thank you, thank
you," said the salesman. He was overheard whispering to himself as he totttered down the
stairs, "Let the dead past bury its dead." While the dauntless Mr. B. wiped a weary brow
and said right out loud so that all the boys and girls could hear, "AVAUNT, AVAUNT, ye
traveling trifle, there is nothing in a name but letters, a rose by any other name would smell as
sweet, or something."
Swick and gang had a wiener roast on Esther McAulifï's lawn, Sunday, July 9th. As usual,
Enid kept things going. Gene Schuman furnished the music. Madeline and Lewis, plus the arson squad,
roasted the dogs. Lary and wife took care of the drinks, which was much appreciated. Blondie and
Myrt were kept busy entertaining Enid's and Florence's husbands. Florence didn't seem to mind. By
the way, what became of Florence? Evidently the party didn't agree with Irene as she didn't come in
on Monday. Larry Jones happens to have snapped some pictures which will afford him retirement from
life . . . if published. Irma better take the advice of all. Keep your eyes at all times on our
mustache Need we add . . . that a good time was had by all!
Mes. Wm. Heusel, Dept. 18, standing with the Jap flag taken by her son, Pfc. Robert W. Heusel,
Marine radioman. Pfc. Heusel was in the second wave of Marines that captured Engibi and the Parry
Island in Eniwetok Atoll (Marshall Islands) . During this period Robert was too busy killing Japs to
write to his folks, but after about two months he V-mailed his mother, father and sister, Nancy:
"You have probably been waiting for this letter and hoping for it since it has been so long
since you have received one. I was in the assaults on Engibi and Eniwetok and came through both
engagements without a scratch, and I consider myself damn lucky. I had some close calis and have
seen enough of this war to last me for a while. It is not a pretty thing. I got a few Japs. Don't
know how many. I also have some things I am going to send home, if I can. I feel okay and I hope you
are the same. This is the fightingest bunch of guys that I have ever seen. They are A-l in my book.
I am writing this letter with a Jap fountain pen - the first thing that I got. I also captured a Jap
flag and rifle. That's all for the present. Will write again. Your loving son and brother,
That's the way a Marine announces he has been through heil and high water. He's calm, confident
and sure of himself and of the great fighting heart of his American buddies. Bob's mother says that
he has never once complained of being homesick, and he has always enjoyed the rugged life of the
Marines. Pfc. Heusel is just nineteen.
Card Of Thanks
My sincere thanks to you all for the lovely bed jacket and baby book. They are ideal gifts and
very much appreciated.
Behind The Front Office
Sorry Girlsü That nice shiny green convertible won't be around any more, at least until
Hitler and that other guy is exterminated. Yes Girlsü Gerry Buhrman has accepted a position
with Uncle Sam. News of local color - The most interesting sight of the week was Jon VanDerBroek's
sunburn af ter his week-end sail on the William's boat. Quite a contrast to your blond eyebrows,
Van. It seems that one of the newer additions to the Drafting Department, one Arvid Andresen, is
much sought after for advice and consultation. Of course, it's probably pure coincidence that his
confirmees are the younger and more eligible feminine members of the Optical División, and
with slightly raised eyebrows we wonder just how easy it is to be a draftsman and such a ladies man
at the same time! Helen Balhoff just returned f rom her vacation, having spent the greater part of
it cruising around the Great Lakes. However, for your information, it is still MISS Balhoff!!
Clarence Meyer returned from spending a week of his vacation with his son Bob in northern Michigan,
and besides stories of the fish they caught has a nice suntan to prove that he enjoyed the outdoor
life. We are happy to welcome three new employees: Harold Yates, Tool Design; Albert Stohrer,
Engineering Dept.; Arey Wardwell, Production Engineering.
(Dedicated to all the fellows who have left the Polishing Room to join the Armed Services) We
miss your smile, that little chat, We miss your teasing and all that. We even miss that certain look
We used to get when back you took That lens you'd worked so hard to shine Until you saw our long red
line. Your days with us perhaps are done Until this cruel war is won, But our fond memories linger
yet Of happy days we won't forget, Especially, ball games, picnics, dances, Bowling nights, and
check pool chances. . Each day we'll toil, we'll pray, we'll strive To put out the scopes that may
keep alive A group of fellows we' re proud to know Will send that Hitler where he ought to go. So
'til Victo ry Day our hearts will yearn For you a safe and speedy return.
Doris Layer was the honored guest at a birthday party in the cafetería on July 12. The
girls gave her a lovely gift. Many more happy birthdays, Doris. Anyone passing by Raw Inspection the
afternoon of July 18th was pleased with :he wonderful aroma of roasting ham. Those hot ham
sandwiches tasted good with all the other things we had at the picnic that night at Fritz Park. We
also celebrated Amanda Alber's birthday and presented her with a nice gift. It was fun trying to
play the old games we used to when we were kids. BrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiingU ! Six o'clock the alarm
rings on the morning of July 31. Turn it off!!! Thumb your nose at itü! It's vacation time!
What a wonderful feeling to sleep as long as you please. Most of the girls took trips and some just
stayed at home. Nina Walterhouse, Doris Layer and Clara Schallhorn went up north . . . Mary Temple
to Cleveland, Ohio .. . Marjorie Young to Chicago . . . Lillian Stutzman to Illinois to visit her
mother . . . Dora Eugene and family to see Niágara Falls . . . Pegey Remnent
took the boys to Detroit . . . Gert Haines did some fishing and swimming at Silver Lake . . . and
Marjorie Parke stayed with her mother. Sally Kneiper spent most of her time in bed having her
tonsils removed, poor girl. Hope she feels better now. Laura Egeler spent her first two days getting
caught up on her sleep, then went to Niágara Falls with Rube for a few days . . . she swears
she walked fifty miles or more, but it was fun. The next week she played her first game of golf,
nine holes, score 71. She's going to try it again. Amanda Alber stayed at home and loafed (?). Every
one had a good time and a good rest and came back to work all pepped up. Where was Leola Stoner all
this time? Well, someone had to take inventory, didn't they? Well, there she was . . . but she is
loafing this week while we sweat. We have been getting some cute cards from Clara and Cari
Schallhorn . . . they are 'way up north looking for little papooses. "Long distance cali for
". Don't you jump and run for the nearest phone? Then you hear a familiar voice say
"Helio, Mom". What a swell feeling it gives you and when he finally says "goodbye,
Mom", you go back and work twice as hard to bring him home that much quicker.
Eddie was feeling real chesty this week . . . an 8 pound boy. Not, not Eddie Cantor, but our own
Eddie Girvan. He was just going good when Rocky started to install a new time keeping system in
Department 40. Now Eddie is thinking about going either to the Advertising or Sales Department,
where he can take the most orders.
Our former riveter, Mary Michelson, is the mother of a 7 Ib. 13 oz. baby girl born July lst at
the St. Joseph Hospital. Mary has named her baby, Virginia, and both mother. and daughter are doing
fine. Mary Watson has news that her husband SSgt. Paul Watson is getting a well earned rest on the
famous Isle of Capri. His hopes are that he will soon be home on furlough, to which our little Mary
is looking forward with great anticipation. Our "boss man" is back in the.groove after a
two weeks' vacation. Ed looks very rested even if he did try his hand at some carpentry. Libby
Cleven, our head inspector, is having a two weeks' vacation. Libby is spending her time with her dad
and sister at Ishpeming. She was looking forward to all those grand meals her family would have for
her. Don't gain too much, Libby, for you will only have to take the pounds off. Irene Jardno reports
that hubby, Metalsmith 3C Steve Jardno is stationed somewhere on the Hawaiian Islands. He says that
on their off leaves they can go celebrating in to town. On one of his visits he didn't forget to
shop for her birthday. We think some men have very good taste. Eh, Irene? Monica McKernan, our
assistant inspector, reports that her twin brother, Pvt. Mark McKernan, is stationed somewhere in
France. Paul Eugene and family took in the Niágara Falls on their vacation. We asked Paul if
he saw the "Maid of the Mist", and he replied, "I couldn't, my wife was along."
We' re only fooling, Dora.
BRACELETS WRIST WATCHES FINGER RINGS BE LTS atid, otíwi its6(L oinameñfoARE
THEY MAY CET CAUGHT in moving machinery. tools. stock, tote boxes. and may result in severe cuts.
and possibly amputations.
Maybe you've noticed that Jimmy Barker is looking much healthier and happier these days. He
doesn't have that overworked look about him any more. The reason is shown above. It's Mrs. Lucy
Gridley who has joined the Argus organization as assistant in the advertising department. Lucy has a
wide background of experience in Sales, Advertising and Export, having been secretary to the
president of the United Stove Company, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She will assist Jimmy Barker in
publicity and advertising activities and will also be assistant editor of Argus Eyes and Argus
Dealer Talk. Incidentally, Lucy is an aviation enthusiast and holds a pilot's license. This all came
about because'she likes flying, and also because her husband, Don Gridley, is civilian instructor at
the Ypsilanti airport. We' re glad to welcome Lucy into the Argus organization, and Jimmy Barker is
particularly pleased. Because now he is able to leave the office a lot earlier these hot evenings.
Asst. Editor's note: It goes without saying that I am happy to be a member of the very friendly and
ever amazing Argus family.
Mildred Bird, and pretty "Pat" vacationed in Chicago during the Democratie Convention
.... it is rumored the Birds hit the exclusive spots with the Democratie "Big-Wigs". Reata
Wilkinson, of Plant II, celebrated her birthday Saturday, July 22nd. Why not piek out a
"working day", Reata .... when we could all be in on the "trimmings".
Francés Watterworth, "The Boss" has shoulders "as big as a barn" . . .
"Dorothy Dix Watterworth" they calis her these days. For proof that the First Aid has
nothing but the best for Argus employees - just ask John Satterla of the Cafetería. John
liked the taste of our gargle so well, he drank a whole glass. (How's about furnishing the receipe,
Vi?) There will be a notable decrease this month in the water bilis of a few homes in Ann Arbor ....
what with the "foot and leg soaks" we've been giving, there will be less need for the
usual Saturday nite activities. Just ask "Ed" and "Proc"
The anual city golf tournament is to be held soon, and as in 1943 many employees of Argus,
Incorporated have entered into the play. Last year the members of the Argus Golf Club gave good
account of themselves in the tournament play and there is every indication that again this year some
of the outstanding play will be displayed by Argus employees. Red Weid in the championship flight
and Norm Tweed in the first flight were the outstanding players last summer. Norm went into the
semi-finals before losing out the eventual winner and Red played the best golf of anyone in the
tournament. Much is expected of these two again this season. In last year's championship flight for
the third successive year Red had the lowest qualifying round. He then won all his matches with
comparative ease to qualify for the finals in the tournament. In this match Red had the toughest
kind of luck and lost out on the eighteenth hole. This summer Red has again been shooting subpar
golf, and if anyone cares to wager on the tournament play, he had better place his blue chips on the
long hitting Redhead.
Letters From Soldiers
From "Somewhere in New Guinea" comes a letter from SSgt. M. Tauchen, requesting a copy
of "Good Pictures." Of Argus cameras and American workmanship, Sgt. Tauchen writes:
"I have seen your cameras out here take punishment that in civilian life would have sent chills
down my back and still continue to take excellent pictures. They've stood the perpetual dampness and
knocking about marvelously. A true example of American workmanship."
That Argus cameras have what it takes, and then some, is evidenced by the following excerpt f rom
letter of July I4th written by Cpl. F. B. Stafford, of the Royal Air Forces. "You may perhaps
be interested to know that the camera I possess has had quite an interesting career. It came into my
possession during the North African campaign. I bought it f rom a French officer, who took it away
from an Arab who in turn had stolen it from a dead Germán, who apparently had obtained it
from an American soldier. "I may add that it has suffered little from its change of owners
because I have taken dozens of piotures with it which are my pride and joy, besides being the envy
of several friends of mine who own more elabórate and expensive cameras."
Word f rom SSgt. Richard Gainey, who is now with the invasión army in France, tells us how
much news from home via Argus Eyes means not only to himself but other members of his squadron . . .
but, here it is in his own words. France July 15, 1944
Helio Evêryone: I just received my June issue of Argus, and read it word for word, right on
the spot ! I am always happy to get my copy of Argus. Those piotures bring back so tnuch, and the
Department news is swell. It makes me, over here some place in a fox hole, feel that we are still
part of Argua. It gives me that feeling, and I am sure others feel as I do. I am not the only one
waiting for "Argus Eyes" to arrive. Not by a long shot. I think half of my squadron reads
it bef ore a week is up. Ha, ha. That article and the picture on "Jim Norris Comes to
Argus" . . . well, that alone is one swell moral building point for all of us over here. I am
sure each of us that were at one time with Argus can picture himself as Jim Norris and we are all
fighting for that day to come soon. There is just something about seeing the oíd gang, and
the new faces too, that makes your tummy do flip flops . . . know
what I mean? ? I can look at the picture of Receiving Inspection Department and recall many happy
times I've had with all if them. It's things of that kind that really hit the spot with me. Say
helio to the gang, and teil them to keep up the good work. By the way, my address is now A.P.O. 595,
co P.M. New York. The next change of address had better read, Ann Arbor, Michigan. So, until later,
111 once again thank you for the paper and say, "see you later." One of the boys,
Thursday, July 27, 1944 the Argus Camera Club met at the local U.S.O. headquarters. The purpose
of this was to take portraits of the servicemen. The club was very fortúnate to have with
them Mr. Isadore Berger of Detroit who gave instructions on taking portraits. Mr. Berger told jokes
and just as his subject was laughing wholeheartedly he snapped his picture. Taking pictures at the
U.S.O. was suggested by Mr. Anderson of Plant No. 2. The club is not only helping out at the U.S.O.
but the members are also getting lots of valuable experience with very good models. It is excellent
advertising for Argus, too. The films are furnished by the U.S.O. and the club develops them, prints
them and sends them to the boys. The Camera Club plans to meet at the U.S.O. often since the idea
was enthusiastically received by both the club members and the servicemen. The Club had a wonderful
time on their outing Sunday, July 23, 1944. About sixteen members met in front of the Burton Tower
and from there they went to Flemming Creek out Geddes Avenue. Landscapes were the problem of the
day. Dick Bills helped some of the members with their shutter speeds and exposures. The Club spent
the day climbing fences and getting some good shots of horses, pigs and cows. Dick Bills also took
some pictures of Helen Allen for advertising purposes. Helen proved to be a very charming model. The
members had so much fun on their excursión that they plan to have lots more of them in the
Husband Awarded Purple Heart
Mrs. Donald P. Rauser received word last week from the War Department that her husband, Pfc.
Donald Rauser (pictured above) who was wounded in action in France and is now hospitalized in
England, has been awarded the Purple Heart. Mrs. Rauser, the former Doris Whitley, has worked in
Department 32 for over a year, and we all extend heartfelt sympathy to her and sincerely hope her
husband will recover soon.
Make Good Yictures
Machine Shop News
Bob Mclntyre, who was given a medical discharge from the Navy, is now working in the machine
shop. Bob joined up with the Navy when seventeen years of age, and after his training period was
sent to the South Pacific for active service. Bob was at the bloody but successful conquest of
Tarawa. The Howes, Ruth and Maurey, really had diversion on their vacation. After spending a week
visiting with Ruth's relations and friends in Illinois, the couple returned to Ann Arbor and took
their second honeymoon trip to Niágara Falls. Fred Lapins spent most of his vacation time at
the Stadium Hills Golf Course. His game has improved very noticeably. Harry Buckingham, Orville
Dryer, and Homer Ray are new employees added to the personnel of the toolroom. With the addition of
new jobs it has been necessary for Bill Zoellner to have more help. Harold Sweet spent his vacation
painting his cottage at Pleasant Lake. Harold says it really looks like a professional job. Jöe
and Doris Lyons took the boat trip to Niágara Falls. Joe just had to go over on the Canadian
side to taste some of the good Canadian beverages. Louis Belleau is the latest employee of the
machine shop to leave for the armed services. Louis is now at Great Lakes for his boot training for
the U.S.Navy. Herman Koegler spent his week visiting with friends in Milwaukee. Herman was sorry
that he did not have the time to spend some time at Hurley. Bob Vorce, Ralph Matheison, and Tec
Doman are now known as "The Terrible Trio." All sported some bruises, but they maintain
the bruises they inflicted were far worse.
Wilma Bailey and Elsie Ludwick drove to Oberlin, Ohio to visit Mrs. Alice London and Elsie' s
brother Sgt. Bob London of the U.S. Marines. Bob took this occasion to pitch a one-hit game in an
intercamp tussle. Harold Forbes spent a very enjoyable week in the Bluegrass región near
Lexington, Kentucky. Harold spent most of his time at the Junior League Horse Show. Don and Erna
Stilts spent their vacation at Otsego Lake. The weather was ideal and the fishing was great.
Oscar Tyre turned mechanic and gave his car a going over. Oscar reports that this success was
better than he had expected, and he is seriously contemplating a change of occupation. If George
Conn seems to be walking around in somewhat of a daze, you will have to excuse him. George and Mrs.
Conn are the proud parents of a husky son. Congratúlationsü Ethel Huffman took the
opportunity afforded by her week's vacation to visit with friends and relations in her old home town
of Akron, Indiana. Betty Prim tells us of hearing f rom her brother who was in the invasión
of the island of Saipan. He had written this letter while in a fox hole, and he says that it was
heil. Flora Mayer traveled to North Carolina to spend her vacation with her husband who is with the
Signal Corps. Billie
says the trains were quite crowded. Elsie Gillespie spent the greater time of her vacation in the
tedious work of housecleaning. However, she and George did find time to do a little
"frogging". Lorraine Vitale has adtied" glamour to the work of the punch presses. The
minutes of the other operators suffered slightly the first week, but have now leveled off again.
Jack Webber is spending his vacation and extra time doing a bit of paper-hanging, and f rom all
reports Jack can keep up with the best of them. The department hears regularly from the Bailey
brothers. Harold is still stationed at Attu and Les is with the v Air Corps in Italy. We enjoy very
nice letters they write to us. George Kline after an absence of almost nine months is back again
with us n the machine shop. George was under he weather for a while, but is now in he
"pink" of condition. "It's a boy" . . . this time the proud parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Sid Weiner . . . and he arrived at 4:00 A.M. on August I4th, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
"Robert George" is the name of the newcomer, and our heartiest congratulations to the
Departments 36 & 37
We send our best wishes with George Kennedy, Ray Taylor, Fred Hartwig, Bill Fischer, Bernie
Fisher, Jack Suddarth, Bob Isaacson, Jim Swaney, Art Push, Lyle Bisard, Charles Gerstier, and George
Snyder who recently entered the service. Come back and see us, fellows! Have you noticed that
sparkle in Marie T's eyes lately? Wonder when she's going to Philadelphia! The fellows certainly
didn't have their minds on their work the day that Dolores Wiederhoft, SlC carne back in that white
uniform. Now watch the girls join the WAVES!
If you hear a scream in the polishing room it may be Henry getting a beating f rom Catherine M.
Charlie's newest song hit is "The One Rose". Bud Roberts and Bill Huffman visited friends
and relatives in Ohio recently. Bill attended the wedding of his brother. Friends of Cpl. and Mrs.
LaVon Ball (Velvie Westerman) will be interested to know that they are the proud parents of a
daughter, Judith, born July 4th. Did Carol S. realy have a good reason for not getting back f rom
vacation on time or was it a good story? Mary Jane Fike spent her vacation in Ohio.
Norma Robinson and Beverly Harpster seemed to enjoy their trip to Niágara Falls. Norma
says she didn't go over the Falls. Bessie Longbons received that her son, Harold, had arrived safely
in France. Pvt. Bill Gillespie of California, Pvt. Harry Eskin of Alabama, Cadet Arthur Gerstier,
Jr., and Sgt. Mark Luedi carne to visit us recently. Arlene H. thinks she has a new remedy for hay
fever. We hope it works. Some thought it was very quiet in the polishing room while Irene was in
Minnesota. Catherine and Marie spent their vacar tion in northern Michigan.
Wedding Bells In Department 32
Mr Ronald Kaufman, foreman of #32, and Miss Norma Estep were united in marriage with a
doublé ring ceremony, Monday, June 19th in the Congregational Church, Ypsilanti. Vernon (Red)
Peterson acted as best man, with Mrs. Peterson as matron oí honor. The bride wore a gown of
white marquesette with clusters of lily of the valley embossed throughout. Mrs. Peterson wore a gown
of blue marquesette. Baskets of blue delphinium decorated the church. Many beautiful gifts were
received by the bride and groom at a reception held at the Kaufman restaurant located on Michigan
Avenue. A comforter and white woolblanket were gifts, from friends in the shop. We wish you all the
happiness in the world, Norma and Ron.
How many of you do we have on our "Blood Donor Honor Roll" . . . posted in the First
Aid Room? Your name is put on when you have given 1 pint of blood to the American Red Cross. When
you have given 3 times, a shiny silver star is added. After the 6th time, a gold star is placed to
show you are nearing the Gallon Club. When this is reached a red chevron is added. A new
registration slip has to be made out each time you would like to go. These are kept on file in the
First Aid Department, and the lists are made up from them. We try to take people in rotation, so if
your name does not appear . . . don't worry . . . it will in the near future. Do we have a
Registration Slip with your name?
Unassuming, gentle-spoken Grand "Old" Lady of Argus. Supervises the wire department in
Plant One. In her few spare moments makes little wires out of big wires on a guillotine-like
apparatus which she helped to devise. Has a prodigious memory for scores of long, involved
Government part numbers. Despairing time -keepers, at the end of their rope, consult her on obscure
operation numbers. Vaguely remembers her start with Argus fifteen years ago. Close questioning
reveáis that she was born in 1877 in Canada and came to the United States over half a century
ago. Now lives at 558 Sixth Street, Ann Arbor. Has two boys and one girl - 4l„ 43, and 39
years old respectively. Eldesst son served in World War One. Cannot remember any favorite quotation
but indicates that there are times when she feels like inventing some very original ones. .
Monday morning, August 7th, and we all ... well, nearly all, eagerly returned to the peace and
quiet of the machine shopü! Some of us did look rather weary. A number of reasons may have been
responsible. . . from getting up at dawn to go fishing . . . to staying up 'till daylight making a
freezer of ice cream which became solid only after a struggle. Some of us stayed home catching up on
our "home work". Bob S. enjoys working in and about his house, so we know he had a
pleasant vacation. Department 30 presented a complete range of vacation complexions, with Virginia's
the tops. We are wondering if her most exciting moment was not the sailboat, moonlight and Tex, but
rather her blithe walk off the dock into very wet water. And she all dressed to go out to
dinnerü Bruce should come back from the West all bronze and fit. Although he will no doubt be
tired after helping his friends in their war effort. We expect him back after the haying season.
Meanwhile, Lucy languishes. She starts the day with candy for breakfast (energy, you know) and
somehow manages, at 5:30 P.M., to send us galloping home to the strains of "The Oíd Grey
Mare". Clifford Olson reports extremely heavy rainstorms and destructive hailstorms in
Minnesota while he and his wife were visiting his parents. They were caught in one of these
rainfalls while boarding the train for home, and were completely soaked. As a result he is fighting
a bad cold which would have kept him home but for the f act that he knew he was needed on the job.
Sandy Watson is also ill and absent. And while the gay, sandy Scot is ill enough to be absent, he
really is ill. We hope it isn't anything serious and that he will soon be back. George Pickering has
taken over the duties of set up man and we are glad about it. After the comparative calm of
"turret lathe row" it must seem very hectic to him at times. In spite of that, time is
dragging for him right now because a blessed event is expected any day now. And he says they won't
send it back even if it is not a boy. The Pickerings have a charming daughter, so it is only natural
for them to wish as nice a boy. Henry Smith announced the arrival of his daughter July 19th with
some cl ever cards which he designed and printed himself . Many of us kept ours for souvenirs rather
than turn them in for the usual treat. Note - to all strangers passing our way. That certain machine
screened from view from time to time is NOT a military secret . . . nor is it kept quiet! ! For, it
is Frank Johnson who is so busy turning out production we must erect a barrier in self defense
against the chips . . . the very oily chips . . . which fall where they may. Frank is probably
becoming resigned to his fate at long last. Kay Frey, a former member of the department, was in to
see us and say "helio". She will be working in Lens Cleaning for several weeks and then
goes back to school. She looked like a delectable "pink soda" in that dress she was
wearing. But Kay, we think, is delightful to look at in any dress. Kenny Byer is also on the sick
list. Kenny has had more than his share of illness since he left for the army over a year ago. We
understand he is going to the Southwest for his health. Wherever he goes, our best wishes go with
him. Something was said about a "gabby" reporter. Well, Mac - and Gerry . . . what's the
opinión? We now have two new girls in the department . . . Janet Burgar and Betty Lou Ritter.
Welcome girls . . . hope you can put up with us. What with the new air conditioned room we have all
acquired a slight case of hysterics, especially when a certain young lady can pull the Gypsy Rose
act. Right, Donna? We would like to send our good wishes to Miss Lillian Moore who is recovering
from an appendectomy. Hope she returns soon.
Gee, we'll be glad when winter comes . . . then, perhaps, one will daré greet a friend in
the old manner. Optical Assembly has so many enthusiastic sun-bathers that back-slapping is
definitely out, until the leaves begin to f all. The armed forces have taken several young men from
Argus, among them, George Snyder . . . son of Helen Snyder, one of this department's oldest
employees. We think Erv Domzal a brute for taking Lucille M. away from us . . . but, there's never a
loss without some gain, and after all, didn't Ethel Wagner return? Cecile Eubank, Pauline Baker, Eva
Gentry and Helen Bybee spent their vacations in the beautiful Blue Grass state. It seems a certain
"Marine" stopped in Ann Arbor during vacation. It certainly put a starry look in a certain
stock chaser's eyes. Cheer up "Dreamy", this war can't
go on forever! While the girls of optical assembly were on vacation the first week in August,
there were a few changes made. The "Pigeon Loft" was removed in favor of a new Collimator.
Some painting was done and it looked very fresh and clean when the girls arrived for work Monday
morning, August 7th, but somehow it seems as though the "Three Little Fishes" were
neglected in the hustle and bustle of fall housecleaning. If you wonder why there's a certain gleam
in a certain girl's eyes around optical these days, it's because Laura Dick has received word that
her one and only is returning home f rom 26 month of over-seas duty in India. Lots of luck, Laura
and Bill. Eva Baker and Beula Conway teil some "tall tales" about "long" fish
that got away, but seems they thoroughly enjoyed a fishing trip last week, nevertheless. Cecile and
James Eubank went to columbia, Kentucky on their vacation and returned with their young son, James,
Jr. He will make his home with his parents in Ann Arbor. We sure do miss "Pete" Letsis'
smiling face in Optical Assembly. We also missed Ann Letsis one day because of illness. See, you can
even be missed in one day, Ann. The first week of August was a happy one for the Fraser f amily . .
. young Jimmy Fraser, having completed Boot Training at Great Lakes, spent the week with his parents
and sisters. Jimmy's older brother, Bill, a Blue Jacket also, is now somewhere in the Pacific. A
swell time was had by Helen Fraser, Lois Bush and Katie Bauer out at Fraser' s cottage at Portage
Lake. All three have a grand tan as the result. It was a wellspent vacation. They all thank the
Frasers for such a grand time. There are several new faces in optical assembly, also some familiar
ones have returned . . . having been away much too long. We are glad to have you back with us
Lorraine Devlin, and Eva Gentry. And we heartily welcome the new-comers, Mary Dolan, Gertrude Hale,
and Ann Letsis.
The goon cage is the most wonderful of places ; If you don't believe it, just look at our faces.
We never have time to feel lonesome or blue, Because we always have so much to do. So if you would
like to join our 200, Come right on over without more ado. We snarl and bite and occasionally fight,
But at 5:00 everything's all right. This to you we will have to admit, We just bark, don't bite and
don't have fits. You' re wel come to come to join our crew, But you'll be like us before you' re
Helen Breining is getting along just fine after her operation at the St. Joseph Hospital on
August 8th. Just knew you would make the grade, Helen, so take good care of yourself and it won't be
long until you will be part of our gang again. George Kielwasser has left the employ of Argus, but
we will be seeing his familiar face around 20th Century this f all and winter. The gang celebrated
Herman Bauer's birthday in the cafetería today, topped . with a cake and ice-cream ... we
hope you have a lot more happy birthdays in the future, Herman. "Red" Conway is away on a
business trip to Chicago this week and that Lake Michigan breeze must sure feel good with the
temperature up to where it is. We are very happy to have Leo Dent and Samuel Knisley with us in our
department. Lois Greer's brother is stationed somewhere in France, according to the letter she
received from him this week. Euiala Miller paid us a nice visit the other day and sure looks rested
up from her vacation this summer. Leona Eichel received a certifícate stating that she was
one of the ten highest women shooters in the All Women Event of the William Randolph Hearst Match
held in Detroit this spring. Congratulations, Leona!!
Mr. Joseph Miresse announces the marriage of his daughter, Lucille Joan to Ervin A. Domzal, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Domzal, at a doublé ring ceremony in the St. Cunegundis Church,
Detroit. The bride was dressed in a sea-blue sharkskin suit with white accessories. Two white
orchids made up her shoulder bouquet. She was attended by her sister, Miss Alyce Miresse, Ann Arbor,
who wore a palé yellow sharkskin suit with oatmeal colored accessories. Her shoulder bouquet
was of yellow tea roses. Norman J. Hartman, Ann Arbor, was best man. A reception followed at the
home of the bridegroom's parents.
You will see a new face greeting you at the Guard's desk these days . . . .Gus Schmidt has been
transferred to days. Welcome to the Guard Department - Charles Siebert. Henry Conley has been
promoted to Night Corporal in Plant II. Our Plant Protection Head is busy these days with his
farming, but still manages to keep the Guards in line here at Argus. Plant Protection has lost a few
of its members to other departments .... "Charlie" Dreschel and "Charlie" Berger
have transferred to Maintenance, Plant II ; Lyle Baker to Paint Shop Plant II ; Edgar Fowler to
Receiving, Plant II. Good luck to these boys in their nèw jobs.
Sales And Advertising
We don't see much of Homer Hilton these days since he's become a dollar-ayear man for the United
States Treasury Surplus War Products Committee, because he's been so busy in Washington. However,
Ted Humphreys and Bob Woolson have suspended traveling for a few weeks and are helping out in the
office during vacation time. Incidentally, Elma Lundahl has returned from her vacation in Illinois
looking 100 per cent rested up and ready to tackle the increasing dealer correspondence which has
accumulated during her absence. Old-timers around the Sales Department were glad to welcome Doris
Strite back. Doris returned from Colorado Springs where her husband, TSgt. Donald Strite was
stationed in the U. S. Army. Doris used to be Statistical Clerk in the pre-war days when we were
selling cameras, and we' re certainly glad to have her back in the organization again. Ginny Meyer
and Babe Peterson were guests of the Sales, Advertising and Switchboard Departments at a farewell
dinnër given at the Allenel Hotel, July 17th. Including Babe and Ginny, eighteen people were
present. The bride-to-be was presented with a $50 war bond, and af ter a luscious steak dinner the
party adjourned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. By Aldrich . . . where the usual Sales Department
refreshments were served! In speaking of the party on the following day, Mr. Hilton said, Quote ....
"When I walked into the First Aid Station a few hours ago, the nurse simply turned her back on
me and fixed a bromo sel'tzer and explained she had been inf ormed that the Sales Department had had
a party the night before." Unquote . . . Now, we weren' t all down to the First
Aid Station that morning. Ginny was also honored with a picnic , on Tuesday, July 18th at Island
Park by a large number of her friends at Argus, who presented her with a silver cream and sugar set.
There are two new members in the Sales Department who have come to Argus to help us get ready for
our war sales . . . Mrs. Lóuise Cosens and Miss Marión Nichols. Mrs. Cosens came to
Ann Arbor from Flint, Michigan with her husband who is attending the University of Michigan Medical
School. Mr. and Mrs. Cosens and their son, Jerry, make their home at 718 Haven Street. Miss Nichols
was formerly a Medical Secretary at the University Hospital. With Thelma Faber in the SP ARS and
Ginny Meyer leaving us for the tranquil seas of matrimony, we' re particularly glad to welcome them
because the volume of dealer correspondence is steadily increasing.
Did anyone hear any barking while Ed. Sleezer was on his. vacation? Understand Ed. caught a 6 Ib.
dog fish, but that only meant more work fqr Ed. with the piek and shovel. Better get a big man to
help move those benches in the Maintenance Department so Harry Kauffman won't lose any more toe
nails. What have you got in hiding today, Dutch? An apple, a piece of candy or a cinnamon role?
Let's find a fourth and play some cards, Ozzie!
Fear is an entirely normal reaction, and there are few individuals who are "fearless,"
in spite of their claims to that distinction. It is not fear itself, but the reaction to fear, that
counts; the brave proceed to fight, whereas the cowardly exaggerate their fears and become
panicstricken. The former have a chance for survival ; the latter wait only for death or some other
form of release. -Buil. Am. Soc. for Control of Concer.
Mr. Merrall "Shrimp" Rayment is about to take his annual two weeks sojourn . . . or his
"mid-summer siesta". Mr. Rayment is head of the Shipping Department. Get your
handkerchiefs ready girls, you are going to need them when you read this news. Our chubby little
Romeo has left us . . . it seems he expects to be drafted so he thought he had better have a little
vacation before he is. I don't think it's necessary to teil you who the Romeo is, but just in case
you don't know . . . it's Stanley Ruffins, the "ex"-mail boy. We wish you lots of luck,
Stanley, and know you will really go places. Mr. Ed "Fish" Kuehn is taking over the duties
of Esther Schaffer, who is on vacation. The Shipping Department acquired the services of James
Streeter as the new male . . . or should it be mail . . . boy. The peoples' choice." Harold
Schauer is taking over the duties of Dave Martin who is enjoying his vacation on his farm. The
Mailing Department boasts of a "Lothario" . . . it sems each time he is seen outside Argus
he has a different companion . . . and every one a beauty. What is you "secret formula" .
. . Dentón Fitzgerald? By "Dopey the Ifster"
Mr. Sleezer has just finished redecorating the Employment Office. Not, oL course, in person. New
photographs by Dick Bills are on the walls. Today and tomorrow, at least, we have a huge bouquet
gladiolas grown by Ed Nimke, in person. They make the office look gay and hospitable. The
blossoms are enormous - yellow, violet, pale pink, coral and white. Each spray rates a blue ribbon.
Roy B. has returned from his vacation, thank goodness, and Mrs. Radford is away on hers, doggone. We
are becoming very much interested in Dealer Talk. It is fun to read about the Monossons, and Peter
I neapolis, and the Eckers and all the rest of them. Not much fun to read about the Davis boys in
a Japanese prison camp, but now that we know about them we' 11 be able to rejoice with their paients
when we hear that they're safe at home again. Some of us went to the Camera Club outing. had a
wonderful time and learned a lot. Hope there's another one soon. Looking forward to bare trees and
blue shadows on snow.
awwawwiwii ■ i ■'■ - - On July 31st, the largest contingent of Argus Workers to leave at
one time for the armed services will board a train to get a glimpse of a new life. These fellows
have done a swell job in the optical división and every one of them will be greatly missed,
not only by their absence, but for their efforts in production of lenses for the instruments needed
by the Army Ordnance. In token of many friendships that have been made by these fellows while
working at Argus, each one was presented with an initialed billfold and enclosed each fellow found
the sum of twenty-five dollars. All eleven of these fellows will be greatly missed by all and we
sincerely hope that the separation will be very short.
Jack Suddrath 2 years Set-up man, Polishing Wife and daughter 2 years Art Push 2 years
"A" Polisher Wife and son 10 months Jim Swaney 3 years Wife and daughter 13 months
"A" worker - Precisión Lens Grinder George Kennedy 2V2 years Wife "A"
Polisher Bemie Fisher 3 years Wife "A" Worker - Precisión Lens Grinder Ray Taylor 3
years Wife and daughter 9 months Foreman of Polishing and Blocking
Fred Hartwig 3 years Wife and son 2 months "A" worker Robert Issacson 4 years Optical
Dept. Wife Methods and Production Engineer Bill Fisher 3 years Wife and son 2 months "X"
Polisher Charles Gertsler 6 months New worker (not in picture) Geo. Snyder 3V2 Years Wife and
daughter 3 months "A" worker
A New Baby's Point Of View
I've been kicking around here only a short while, but I've managed to piek up a few things. One
thing I have discovered is, I m the head man at home ; one peep out of me and they all jump - my
oíd man too. This idea of him shining bright lights in my face and looking in a black box and
saying "look pretty" has got me stumped. I wonder what that dope is doing? Hes always
fussing about, singing at the top of his voice, boy that's awful. I have to humor him though, so I
smile and make believe I like it. Things in general are going along pretty well, though. I like it
here very well, and everyone is darn nice to me. Optical Assembly gave me a swell blanket and
bunting; my dad sure has some nice people working with him.
Live To Make A Life
Do not live to make a living, Rather live to make a Ufe, For the measure of succeeding Is your
service in the strife. All that you will leave behind you, When your soul has crossed the bay, Is
the good you've done to others As you tarried by the way. Build a life as pure as crystal! Build a
spirit full of love! Build your mind by noble thinking! Build a faith in God above! Build your life
with care and patience, As the sculptor hews the stone; With the Master as your model, And your eyes
upon the throne. Noble lives have been the beacons Lighting mankind' s upward way; They who serve
are the immortals, Fathers of a Better Day. Let your life shine out in service, Noble living - noble
deeds, And until time's course is ended, Good will blossom from the seeds.
Reprinted from The Magazine Democracy in Action.
Buy War Bonds
On the evening of July 28th, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hiscock were the very gracious losts to the
Planning Department with a picnic held at their suramer cottage. Said picnic was held in honor of
Pat (Red) 3ennett, Marión (Didi) Lewis, Peg Alen and June (Georgia) Goode, who will oe
leaving our midst in the very near future. Pat, Didi and Peg are going to seek more education, while
June is basking in the sun of good ole Atlanta, Georgia this winter. Among those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Wasem, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Isaelle, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schumann, Mr. and Mrs. D. Prochnow,
Mr. and Mrs. Mei Seeger, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Goode, Peg Allen, Didi Lewis, Anita Bedard, Pat Bennett,
Muriel Raaf, Daisy Harms, A. C. Downie, and Miss Seeger of New York
City. After everyone was filled to capacity with the finest food that has ever been served in
this part of Michigan, the championship croquet game was played. Ed Wasem proved to be the best
player of the office. Everyone then retired to the front porch and a concert was given by the
Planning Department' s "Glee Club", accompanied by Gene Schumann and his accordion. The
evening's festivities were closed with the entire group's taking care of two very fine watermelons.
The Planning Department want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Hiscock for a most enjoyable evening. One night
Bill Izabelle was much embarrassed when he couldn't find his car because he had left it parked up
town at noon and had walked back to work. Then to add insult to in jury there was a nice white
ticket hanging on the car for overtime parking. What were you thinking about, Bill?
One of the highlights of the Annual Trek to Lake Leelanau was the terrific battle waeed by BUI
Zoellner and By Aldrich. Bül and By were almost asleep when suddenlv Biirffly rod bent
almosí doublé and the tip disappeared under water Bil Jet Sa" had frrfved to wXhe
landing of the seasons biggest -catct Bd startedto ■tau' "1 The net JÜl or 8 tries and
hauled it into the boat, where B.U pounced UPZagtae BürsXlete d.sgust when it was discovered
that his ,ze catch' was a 6i2poundDOG-FISH!ü!
Timekeeping And Cost Accounting News
Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mary R. Zimmerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Zimmerman of Winchester, Tennessee and Emory W. UpChurch of Forest Ave. The ceremony took place on
Thursday, June 29, at the home of Rev. J. Edward Casey, pastor of the First Christian Church in
Madisonville, Ky. Rev. Mr. Casey officiated at the ceremony, which was held before an improvised
altar at the fireplace. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McMahon attended the bride and bridegroorru The bride
wore a dusty rose crepé dress
with white accessories and a corsage of white orchids, while her matron of honor chose a black
and white crepe dress with a corsage of white rosebuds and delphinium. After the ceremony the couple
left for a honeymoon in the West, spending some time at the Irwin Cobb Hotel in Paducah, Ky., where
they were entertained at a wedding supper on Saturday night, July 1. A supper party was also given
Sunday night at the home of Mrs. J. T. Balthasar Other hosts and hostesses included Mr and Mrs. Sam
Finkle, Mr. and Mrs John Bohannon, and Mrs. Irene Raborn Mr. UpChurch is an area superintenden of
the Ford Willow Run bomber plant while Mrs. UpChurch is employed in ou Cost Department.
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you, Mary and Emory.
The softball season is rapidly coming to a close, and even though Argus Camera s going to be
forced to relinquish the crown that they have won for the last hree years, Argus can well be proud
of ts team. In a league where there are eams that in previous years would have ?een playing semi-pro
ball, the Argus Camera ten ended in fourth place. Despite the f act that the camera team ended out
of the money, the play of our representative in the Industrial League has been . tirely
satisfactory. The team realized some time ago that they were definitely out of the race for the
championship, but the fellows played each game as if the title were at stake. A team such as that
must be given a great deal of credit. While Argus Camera was enjoying a rather good season, the
Optical team from Plant Two had nothing but trouble and ended the season winning only one game and
being the sole occupant of the cellar of the league. Even though many of the players from last
year's team were again on hand there was a decided deterioration in the team's play. It will have to
be added in their defense, however, that Lady Luck did not shower her charms on the Optical
representative. Before the season started it was feit that the team from Plant Two would have much
to say about the winning of the championship, but the loss of a few key men hurt them considerably.
But despite the record of the team the members of the team proved themselves the best of sports by
playing out the schedule.
Homer Hilton To Direct Disposal Of Surplus Material
Homer Hilton, Argus Sales Manager, who was recently appointed a Consultant to the U. S. Treasury
Procurement División, has now been appointed Director oí General Products Unit of the
Surplus Property División of the U. S. Treasury, the appointment having been made on August
lOth by Mr. Ernest L. Olrich, Assistant to the Secretary. The surplus material which will be offered
for resale to the public by the Army and Navy through the General Products Unit includes
photographic and optical equipment and various other types oí commodities. This material will
be disposed of through the eleven regional offices of the Treasury Department located throughout the
country, and Mr. Hilton advises thafl sales will be maintained to as great an extent as is feasible
through regular accepted channels of distribution. selling through jobbers, distributors. and
dealers, as well as direct sale of many products to the general public wherever advisable. The
headquarters of the Surplus War Properties División of the U. S. Treasury are located at 7th
and lOth Streets. S. W.. Washington, D. C, and Mr. Hilton will divide his time between Washington
and his duties at Argus. Incorporated.
One of our old members in the Department, Mrs. Ruth Fowler, has left us to go to California with
her husband. He has a position with Stanford University at Palo Alto, California. The department
presented her with a going-away gift. Mary Shaw has returned after a vacation at St. Joseph,
Missouri. The Department came back August 7th
feeling rested af ter a week's vacation. At least, there hasn't been a "ruckus" since
we got back. Mrs. Berneice Wilson is a new member of our department, having been transferred from
Service Department. We all welcome her. Herb Reese, Chief Inspector, spent his vacation at Houghton
Lake. Reported a nice vacation but poor fishing. "Sandy" Watson has been ill during the
past week. We hope he returns soon.
Everyone Takes Pictures At Argus