Foremen Frolic At Annual Picnic
Argus Wins Fifth "e" Award
Argus was happy to leam, just as we go to press, that we have been awarded a fifth "E"
award for outstanding production of war m ateríais, and we quote f rom the letter of
September 21st received from Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War. "I am pleased to
inform you that you have won for the fifth time the Army-Navy Production Award for outstanding
services in the production of war equipment. "You have maintained the fine record which
previously brought you distinction, and your practical patriotism is symbolic of America's answer to
aggression. "This fourth renewal is a mark of high achievement over a long period, and you have
every right to be proud of your great contribution to the victory over the Axis powers."
Washington, D. C. September 6, 1945 Mr. Robert D. Howse, President Argus, Incorporated Ann Arbor,
Michigan Dear Mr. Howse: Now that the emergency is ended I wish to extend my sincere congratulations
and thanks for the completion of a varied and difficult fi re-control instrument manufacturing
program. The skill and intelligence which were used to design and develop the productive capacity
and to maintain the extremely high standards required of these instruments is an outstanding example
of the American industrial genius that made victory possible. Your promptness in meeting schedule
requirements and the excellent cooperation extended the Ordnance Department throughout the emergency
are additional marks of distinction that are worthy of special commendation. Please convey to all
members of your organization my sincere thanks and hearty appreciation for the excellent manner in
which a difficult task was accomplished. Sincerely yours,
Lieutenant General, Chief of Ordnance
War Production Board
WASHINGTON. D. C. August 20, 1945 Argus, Incorporated Fourth & William Sts. Ann Arbor,
Michigan Attention: Mr. Homer Hilton Gentlemen : With the end of the war and of our regulatory
controls over the photographic industry, it seems fitting at this time to express our appreciation
to the Argus Company for a job of war production splendidly done. Without your unfailing cooperation
and support throughout difficult days of the last three years, our task here would have been
impossible to execute. We congratúlate all the employees of the Argus Company on their
performance and extend our thanks and best wishes for the future. Very truly yours,
Photographic Sectíon Consumers Durable Goods Div. WPB Dept. 7720
Kirby Ludwick Liberated From Jap Prison Camp
Wednesday, September 12th will live forever for Elsie Ludwick. On that day Elsie received the
good news that she had waited, hoped, and prayed for during the past four and a half long years. The
Red Cross informed Elsie that her husband Kirby had been liberated from a Japanese prison camp at
Shanghai, China and that he was well and would soon be returning home. Kirby Ludwick, Bos'n Mate
Second Class, was stationed at Wake Island when the war had broken in the Pacific. A mere handful of
American service men held out on this American outpost until from utter exhaustion and lack of men
and materials the Japs were able to take the island. Every American has a vivid picture of the
extreme valor and courage of those men. Soon af ter, the Red Cross informed Elsie that her husband
had been wounded in the struggle and that he had been taken prisoner and was being interned at
Shanghai. Many months later Elsie received direct word from her husband in which he could merely
state that (Continued on page 2, column 2)
Argus Eyes For Victory!
This paper is an employees' publica tion. lts aims are: 1. To present news of individual
throughout the two plants. 2. To keep former employees now in the service informed as to what i
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 opportunitr to express
themselves. No items will be used which will tenc to ridicule or embarrass anyone. Humor and
good-natured fun, however, are al ways acceptable. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Chas. A. Barker Assistant
Editor Lucy Gridley Sports Harold Peterson D, , , ƒ Stuart Gildar Photoeraphers . _ „ 6 r
l Jerry Davenport Cartoonist Marie Barbier The Representatives of each Department are responsible
that the news of these Departments reach the desk of the Editor in the Advertising Department, Plant
Argus Recreation Club Meeting
The September meeting of the Argus Recreation Club was held on Thursday, September llth at 3:00
in the conference room of Plant II, and was presided over by Jack Covey in the absence of Les
Schwanbeck, President. Following the reading of the minutes of the last meeting by Lucy Gridley, in
the absence of the Secretary, Jeanne Clark, roll cali was taken and the following representatives
were present: Jack Covey Lucy Gridley Sally Kneiper Jack Pelton Harold Peterson Brice Bennett Robert
G. Miller Gail Ueberhorst New business brought before the club was the matter of a fall party, and
after discussion it was decided to have a semiformal dance the latter part of October rather than a
Halloween party ; to be held at the Washtenaw Country Club or the Michigan Union. The entertainment
committee was instructed to go ahead and formúlate plans for the party. The following people
were named as the nominating committee to select candidates for the Recreation Club election: Lucy
Gridley, Chairman Harold Peterson Grant Miller Marie Nagel Gail Ueberhorst Everyone is urged to
watch for the announcement of tbe date of the Recreation Club Fall Festival.
Thank You Note
The family of William E. Ward acknowledged with grateful appreciation the flowers sent by the
Recreation Club at the time of their father's death.
Don't forget that Christmas boxes for Servicemen with A.P.O.'s and F.P.O.'s must be out by the
15th of October. If you haven't already sent them . . . get going. The holidays are over for a while
now, so the Mailing Department will start running smoothly again. Edna spent her days off at Cedar
Point and had a wonderful time. Esther had a drive through the deer country and said its very
beautiful but doesn't think she would care to live up there. Laureene was the smartest because she
stayed home and got caught up on her rest so she feit the best when work was resumed on Tuesday.
(Continued írom page 1, column 4) he was well. For the first three years Elsie received
these periodical notes from her husband, but for the past year and a half no word had been received
concerning her husband. Elsie never lost faith and prayed each day and night that her husband would
return to her and their two small boys Donald, who is five, and Sonny who is now seven. This faith
was rewarded when the wonderful news was given to her by the Red Cross. It should be a source of
strength for all to under stand the faith and courage shown by these two persons. Kirby Ludwick,
being a prisoner for four long years, held on with all his strength so that he again would be united
with his family, and his wife having the strength and faith to make herself realize that her husband
would be returned to her and her family. All of us at Argus are deeply thankful for this reunion,
and we all wish them and their family the complete happiness that they all so profoundly
Welcome to Clara Dickinson, Katie Bauer and Della Diuble whO have come to us from Optical
Assembly. The whole department went on a picnic at Fritz park one night. After the girls were all
filled up on hot dogs and tufï, Rube, Sy and Peck brought out three ovely, juicy steaks and
cooked them right under the girl's very eyes. Bet there was riot right there. Alma Fox was
transferred to the paint hop in plant two. Hurry back Alma. Sy spent his vacation at North lake. ie
can't forget the bass his little son, "rankie almost caught. Sy swears he could get his fist in
it's mouth. Better luck next ime, Sy.
Peace brought many changes to Argus in general, but to Personnel in particular it brought a new
director. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mr. Don Reíd, Director of Personnel, and Mrs. Grace H.
Radford, Assistant Director of Personnel in Charge. A fellow over in England is responsible for
this, one Staff Sergeant James Scharren, husband of Ruth Scharren, former Director of Personnel.
Hard upon the heels of Peace carne a cable f rom this man Jim announcing that he was
moving home in a few weeks. Ruth resigned to take up her former duties as wife, and has been in a
delirious state ever since. We have enjoyed working with her and regret losing her, but it was
inevitable. She is still associated with the Company on a special assignment, however, and we hope
to see her from time to time. Virginia Fox is vacationing at some unknown place and we are
struggling along without her. Roy B. has had a happy summer. All the children and grandchildren have
been (Continued on page 5, column 3)
Popular, business-like head of the Mailing Department, where she has cheerfully and effciently
superintended the functions of the Argus "Post Office" for three years. Decided to throw
in her lot with the Company in October 1932 and has run the gamut of radio, camera and miscellaneous
assembly lines. Has worked in every corner and floor of Plant I. Was born in Ann Arbor on March 15,
1907 . . . owns her own home on 915 South Seventh. Has two daughters . . . Jacqueline, 21, pretty
and engaged, who helps brighten the Sales Department; and Nancy, 14, who helps brighten everybody on
her visits to the plant. Son Robert, 19, serves with the Navy as Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class . . .
made several trips across the Atlantic on a destróyer escort and recently left for Cuba. He
expects patrol duty in the Pacific. Mrs. P. would eventually like to resume pleasant full-time
duties of a housewife and trade her matured War Bonds for a substantial "dream" house.
Meanwhile contents herself between chapters of "Forever Amber", with back numbers of
"Home Designs" and the "Architectural Forum".
Things are back to normal after having so many vacations. We have settled down to work with fond
memories behind us. Some of our people were still on vacation when the last Argus Eyes went to
press. Amanda Alber went on a boat trip to lovely old Sandusky, Ohio. Naomi Knight spent most of her
vacation at Houghton, Michigan with her late husband's familjr. Louise Koebnick has been transfered
to our department from radio. Welcome, Louise. She lost a lot of weight on her vacation so we know
her house must look nice and shining. Jim Meidrum is also withus now. Hope he likes us. He built
book cases on his vacation. Bennie Kearney said she did some house cleaning on Kearney's Korner in
Little Egypt. Leola Stoner went north to look over that estáte where Rube Egeler hopes to do
some fancy fishing next summer. Esther Haworth says she just stayed at home. Bet she made some of
those delicious rolls like the ones she brought in for our breakfast one morning. Ummm! ! Thelma
McGrew was married on her vacation and Ma bel St. John will be by the time you read this. Good luck
to both of them. Mary Briggs spent part of her vacation at Helen Montagu's cottage at Horseshoe
Lake. She came back to work looking like a broiled lobster. These were all regular vacations. Then
came those swell days when the war was over and we could relax and run the gas tank over and breath
freely againOf course everyone celebrated the night the announcement came over the air that it was
all over. Lots of Argus people were with the crowds up town. Marjorie Young had an awful time
keeping her car on their wheels. Too many playful people
wanted it to be wheels up, but she finally came out of it safely. Bessie Coon just sat back and
enjoyed having her son home safe from a Prisoner of war camp in Germany. Aggie Thurs+on visited her
mother in Jackson. Bernice Wilson and hubby, Ross shopped for furniture. They had better luck at
that than at fishing. Lillian Stutzman entertained visitors from Akron, Ohio. Nina Walterhouse went
to Windsor, Canada. Laura and Rube Egeler went to Pine lake with Curt and Verald Adams and Glen and
Marie Hilge. Curt showed them how to catch trout, when they all tried their luck in Mosherville
stream. Of course he and Rube had to fall into the drink. At the lake the girls went fishing and on
the way back to the cottage (in the dark) the oar lock broke. Did you ever try to paddie a flat
bottomed row boat? Rube is satisfied now. The girls confirmed his report that Laura does snore.
Everyone fished and swam and visited over Labor day holiday. Doris went to East Tawas and had a
swell time. Laura and Rube stayed at Whitmore Lake with Sien and Marie Hilge where Glen has his sea
plañe. Laura finally got up nerve enough to let Glen take her for a ride. She says it gives
you a wonderful and peaceful feeling way up there in the blue and she wants to go again. We miss all
our people who are not with us any more and hope they will all be back some day.
Sales & Advertising
Mary Lee has been in a dither today and we all thought she was behaving queerly. After a little
third degree, she finally broke down and told us her husband, Chuck, is on his way home. We' re all
anxious to meet Chuck and hope he has a swell time while he is home. Vacation News? Who has time in
the Sales Department f or vacations ! A cake, a gift, and guests add up to a birthday in our
Department. Happy birthday, Melba. We hear quite regularly from Be+ty Lund. She keeps us informed
about all her doings and she is getting along fine, making new friends and Don is doing fine on the
baseball team. We expect them back in Ann Arbor and we hope they'll be down to see us. Anyone with a
few good decorating ideas is welcome to visit Doris and give her a few suggestions about her new
home. She is having quite a time fixing it up, with all the shortages of this and that. We had a
nice visit from Larry and Pauline Mills. Larry has been discharged and has resumed his old position
in the Sales Department and will be located in Dallas, Texas. We're glad to have you back, Larry.
Lucy Gricfley had a "vacation"! Lucy and her husband, Don, flew to Middletown, Ohio which
is just this side of Cincinnati and made the trip (one way) in 2}2 hrs. It is 312 miles by auto.
There they visited the Aeronca Factory and got a preview of the new planes which they intend to
handle at the Ann Arbor Air Port. On the way back they stopped at Greenville and visited some
know they had a good time but probably found the week end entirely too short. Helen has been
aching for a new desk and now she has acres and acres of it. (So Jimmie Barker says as he crawls
over the top to reach his own desk.) The Department routine will be broken next week when the
Salesmen get back from their latest series of dinner meetings.
Larry Mills Returns To Argus
With the coming of crisp f all days football fans are getting ready for what should be one of the
best football seasons in years. The interest in this vicinity naturally concerns the strength of the
teams in the Big Ten. The title last year was not decided until the last game when the Buckeyes of
Ohio State defeated Michigan by a 18-14 count. The chances are that this year the race should be
just as close. The dopsters have labeled the teams of Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, and Purdue as
the powerhouses in the conference. Many of the training programs of the Navy, however, may be
cancelled with schools losing some of its star performers. This may prove the deciding factor in a
red-hot battle for the crown. At Michigan the coaches have an immense job in building a team that
will play a ten game schedule against the toughest teams in the country. But after the coaching
m'iracle of last year Michigan fans can be assured that the Wolverines will be a hard team to beat
Bowling Season Gets Under Way
The 1945-46 Argus Bowling League got under way on September 15th at the Twentieth Century Bowling
alleys with 18 teams breaking f rom the wire, and all having hopes of capturing the title. Even
though the number of teams this year is less than last year the league feels satisfied considering
all the f acts. Af ter V-J Day (for which we all give sincere thinks) it was naturally necessary,
for the time being at least, to reduce the personnel of Argus. It was thought that this would
decrease the size of the league to perhaps a twelve team league, but when all those who professed
interest in bowling this winter has signed up, an eighteen team league was organized. Before the
season has really gotten under way it is perhaps silly to venture a guess as to the eventual winner,
can be said that one of the teams to beat this year will be the Paint Shop team. ín past
years the dobbers have been contenders, but have lacked that added punch necessary for a team to win
the crown. This year this team has added John "Lefty" Kendrovics to its roster, and this
may prove enough to shove them up to the top. Captain Rube Egeler, Eddie Kuehn, and Kendrovics form
a threesome that no
other team in the league can match. However, in the past years pre-season dope has usually proved
wrong so we can all feel certain that the race this year will again be a wide open affair with all
having a chance for the coveted first spot. The first six places in the standings will pay extra
dividends in cash awards which should help to stimulate interest in the league this winter.
Ladies Bowling News
Set 'em up on alley seven! Look at that split on nine! Easy spare, piek it up! Nice strike, kid!
Too bad, get it next time! That is what was heard when the Argus Ladies League opened with a bang.
There are twelve teams again this year. Though some of the old girls are not with us we are glad to
have new members in their places.
Mary Briggs had a nice 472 series to start with. The rest did the best they could, what with the
first night of bowling and the heat of the night. Of course we were all limping around the next few
days with lame muscles and joints, but we'll get into the swing of it and have a better story next
Argus Eyes time.
The golfing season practically carne to an end with the playing of the annual city tournament,
and even though the city title was not won by an Argus golfing member the showing of Argus employees
was very gratifying. "Red Weid and Norm Tweed both qualified in the championship flight. The
former advanced to the finals before being defeated by the new city champion, Chuck Menefee. Weid
was defending champion, and without discrediting from the exceptional play of Menefee, it must be
said that the play of the Redhead was not up to his usual form. Norm Tweed, although he was
eliminated in the quarterfinals, played good golf and was defeated by Doe Aseltyne after one of the
best matches of the tournament. Not more than a one hole advantage was held by either of the
golfers, and the match was decided on the eighteenth when Aseltyne dropped a thirty footer for a
bird. Kirk Fisher, after losing out in a playoff for a spot in the championship flight, took charge
of the first flight and playing championship golf in all his matches Kirk gained the title in the
tough first flight. In two of Kirk's matches he was forced to extend himself and prove that in the
clutch he had what it took. Kirk won one of his matches on the 21st. and another on the nineteenth
before winning out in the finals by a 2 up margin. Morrie Howe was another Argus employee who
distinquished himself during the playing of the tournament. This was the first year that he had
entered in the play, but did himself proud. After a rather wobbly qualifying round, Morrie showed
himself to be a better golfer than the fifth flight in which he was bracketed. "Ma" won
his matches with ease, and in the finals of the flight he was the victor by the lop-sided margin of
6-5. These players again proved that Argus has more than its share of competitive athletes.
Oscar Tyre will soon be leaving for a two weeks stay at his home state of Florida. From Oscar's
description it is easy to understand his anxious waiting for the trip south. Flora Mayer is
expecting her husband to be released from the Army at any time. Elmer has been in the signal corps
for about three years, and was recently stationed at Okinawa. The rumor going about the drill press
room is that Carol Stevens has found herself a new boy friend. She is rather evasive when questioned
about it, and as yet nobody has the answer. Gene Schumann is now working in the machine shop, and is
doing a good job
on the front plate line. When the deDartment has its annual Xmas party perïaps Gene could be
talked into bringing the accordion. Ruby Gunderman spent the Labor Day week-end at her home in Alma,
Michigan. While home Ruby found time to try her uck at fishing, but for all her efforts she was
awarded with just one carp. What a day. Harry Rookes is the new time-keeper in he department. Harry
recently was the (Continued on page 5, column 4)
Congratulations And Best Wishes On Your 5th Anniversary With Argus
The Gals In White
Mildred Bird and family are vacationing at North Lake. Needless to say, they are enjoying every
minute of it. Maybe, they might spend the second week touring through Canada. We are sorry to say
Reata Wilkinson has left our group, and is now enjoying her house and family. Maybe she can keep her
eye on their young son and keep the family car all in one piece. Viola Tyler is pinch hitting in
Plant II for Mildred. She says Plant I is "home" to her though. Speaking of honie, Vi is
all moved and settled in her home on W. Jefferson. Now she is closer to work and can catch a few
more minutes of "shut eye" in the morning.
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Drafting The News
The Drafting Room welcomes two new men. Jim Steel comes to us from the Army Air Corps, and can he
give the Argus aces a lot of "prop wash". Robert White who comes to us from G. M. of
Flint, where he attended G. M. Tech. and worked in the tank arsenal. We are looking for a Diesel
powered camera with caterpillar tread. Don't get excited girls, they're both married.
Personnel (Cont.) visiting at the Hiscocks. Roy, Jr. is back from the Pacific and is at Great
Lakes at present. Of course the fish didn't bite worth a darn, but you can't have everything.
Machine Shop (Cont.) proud father of a beautiful baby girl. From all reports Miss America of 1965
has a prospect. We are all anxiously waiting with Elsie Ludwïck to hear news of her husband who
was a prisoner of the Japs. He was taken prisoner at Wake Island in that neverto-be-forgotten
picture of American valor. Vince Swickrath is now working in the machine shop as set-up-man and
supervisor. It surely is good to have him back in the department after his having left to take
charge of production lines during the war. Herman Koegler, the number one football fan at Argus, is
anxiously waiting for the opening kick-off. Herman again has season tickets to all Michigan and
Detroit Lions games. What about Ann Arbor High this year, Lucky? Al Bafs is the last one in the
department to be called into the service. Before leaving the employees presented Al with a few
gifts. We all wish him the best of luck. There is no doubt but what lanky and likeable Frank Johnson
is the live wire of the burring room. If things are a little too quiet in the room, Frank can be
depended upon to do something about it. After Morrie had proved himself quite the golfer in the city
tournament his brother, Cush, decided to take a little wind out of his sails. A match was arranged
at North Lake, but Mo says that he would rather forget about the outcome of the family battle.
Wal+er Back drove to his home in Kentucky over the Labor Day week-end. It's beautiful country, but
Walt says he 'sho nuff prefers Michigan. Harold Forbes has invested his sheckels in a riding horse,
and these fall weekends Harold has planned many trips. Wilhio Kelly has now taken over the duties of
tool-crib attendant. Wilhio has been a member of the Argus family for many years, and it is the
department's gain to have him in the machine shop.
Practical Ideas Pay Dividends To These Suggestion Plan Winners
It was Julius' suggestion that applying cup grease inside the steel casings, which are used on
piaster blocks for prisms, would prevent the piaster and rust from sticking to the inside of each
casing and effect a considerable saving of time when unblocking the prisms and cleaning the
Dortha made a suggestion regarding procedure to be followed when time cards were out oi the racks
íor figuring, which will save time and confusión.
"Jack" suggested the use of a slotted tooi for adjusting the shutter on the
"C" camera . . . which could be used without removing the shutter from the case . . .
thereby effecting a saving in time and effort.
The scène in this department seems to be continually changing, with many people leaving
and new faces coming in. Mr. Wardwell has left and has some very interesting plans for the future.
He is going to establish a summer resort on the lake at Ludington. He' 11 probably have half of
Argus up to see him next summer. Mr. Matthews (Gene) has also left and is returning to the teaching
profession . . . and has accepted a position in Jackson, Michigan. The Planning Department wishes
them both the very best of luck. Those attractive "Stiller" girls also bid us adieu.
"Percy" is now attending Webster College in St. Louis, Mo. and Joyce is planning to
continue her college work at the U. of M. "Kay" Bond has moved across the street to be
part of our staff. Kay and her husband had a grand two-weeks vacation in New York state.
"Bud" Da vis has also moved across to Plant I, but he says that he still spends 90 percent
of his time in Plant II. We really should buy him a pair of roller skates. "Bud" had a big
day last Sunday. He proudly watched his little girl take her first steps.
Be+ty Giddings has gone back to Grand Rapids. I believe the fact that her Walter recently
returned from Germany had something to do with it. Pat Wills has left too, and Lady Rumor says she
is about to be married. A postal card from "Penny" Deede says she has already appeared in
one play and that she is enjoying her experiences in the summer stock theater. It was Muriel Raaf
that said she was going to stand on her head when her
hubby came home . . . well, he did . . . and we have a picture to prove that Muriel did stand on
her head . . . for twelve minutes, I believe. At this point your reporter is practically standing on
her head, and is slightly dizzy with all the changes, and what she's wondering is: What will be
Machine Shop And Thereabouts
Phew! What changes. If you're looking for anyone and can't find them, just a peek in Mack Vorce's
department . . . 'cause more than likely you'll find them there. And is. he a busy man. Saw him once
in three weeks, and that was pay day. Geraldine Warren has been ill but is now back at work. Louise
B. spent the weekend in Detroit. Says she sure goes for Turkish food. Mildred Bennett is on the sick
list. George Kline sprained his ankle bowling .... thought you bowled with your hands, George. Harry
Rookes replaced Gene Conners as Timekeeper. Gene left to take a position in Detroit. Just saw Petie
Exelby. She has returned from Colorado where Joe has been stationed. She expects him to receive his
Notes From Department 60
Of course vacations are still in the lime-light this month. Joyce spent a week in Northern
Michigan. Rocky and family spent two weeks in Wisconsin . . . oh, what a State! Norma didn't report
much about her vacation but looked swell when she got back. Wil mot is getting relief for her hay
hay-fever by taking her vacation in the Upper Península and we all hope it's better when she
gts back. Mary Jane was the center of attraction this month. The cost accounting girls had a wedding
shower for her at Beulah's ... a 'believe it or not for Ripley' it was a complete surprise. On
August 31st she became Mrs. Arthur Rutledge.
We said our farewells to Bobble whose husband is home from service in Italy and to Norma who left
to work in Detroit. However, we expect to see Norma weekends and she will continue to ride with our
horse-back riding club. Also Mary Snell left for other employment. Good luck to all of you. Didn't
Les look cute carrying his bouquet the other day? It could have been for teacher but, confidentally
I think Mrs. Les had to make dill pickles. Oh boy!!! Have you heard about the tomatoes Kelly
Collette is an auntie again . . . has a brand new niece. Two of our timekeepers Jim and Gene have
left us and Harry Rookes has been transferred to that department. Tom Argo whom most of us remember
has been discharged from the Army and will be home the first couple weeks in September.
We wish to welcome a new employee . . . Christine Holecek . . . operator in our new IBM
department. I think all of us down here especially we Costites, will be glad to see October 1 with
inventory, terminations, year closing and what not we' re about to go slighly crazy (or crazier) .
I'm running out a bit early for a couple weeks in California. Don't you think you all should come
Mr. And Mrs. Rutledge
Another Milestone For Joe...
Vacations, due to the sudden end of gas rationing were taken by Dorothy Jacobus and Cecil Lewis.
Dorothy and her family took an automobile trip through Canada, stopping at Niagra Falls. Cecil Lewis
and his family used the Labor holiday to take a trip to Hornel, New York, to visit relatives. Both
Cecil and Dorothy say that they will have some interesting pictures for the next issue of Argus
Eyes. Rober+a Jones spent her vacation aboard one of the Great Lakes luxury liners enjoying the
balmy breezes of the lakes. During her trip she stopped at Niagra Falls and Buffalo. Lester Michael
spent part of his vacation with his son, Bob, who has just returned from the European theatre of
war. The rest of his vacation was spent enjoying a well deserved rest at home with his family.
Russell Rochte spent his vacation with the Michigan State Troops at Camp Grayling. He must have
led a rugged life because he carne back with a well cultivated mustache! Charlie Miller will take
his vacation when his son Ainsworïh comes home from the European theatre of war. Ainsworth is
with a Quartermaster trucking company which hauled gasoline and other explosives to the front lines.
Charlie believes that Ainsworth will be discharged because he has 85 points, five battle stars, a
good conduct medal and also four Hershey ribbons. We sincerely hope that he will be home real soon,
Charlie! Harry Smith and his wife also took a trip to Niagra Falls aboard one of the M D & C
Luxury liners. Although he didn't say much about his trip we trust that he had a good time because
he carne back his usual beaming self. We understand that he took some good pictures but he doesn't
seem to want to submit them for publicación???