Sales And Advertising Departments
Gals In White
Mildred Bird, nurse in Plant II, is leaving us to go back to work with Dr. Thieme. Dr. Thieme was
with the University Hospital Unit, and. is back now and plans to re-open his office soon. We will
all miss Mildred's kidding, but we know she will be happy back in her former position. Vi Tyler is
coming back with us full time, and we will all be happy to see her friendly smile again. Vi has been
"on cali" when needed. Francés Watterworth isn't hiding these days - she has merely
moved to "temporary quarters" behind the boxes out near Personnel. The guards are very
good at giving directions where to find the First Aid Room.
Argus Flying Club
Starting with the month of December, flying time will be $6.00 for the first hour each month and
$3.00 for each hour thereafter. Minimum billing per month is $6.00. A maximum of three hours paid
for flying time may be accumulated. Elected Dec. 11. 1945: Pres., Director . .J. A. Van den Broek
Director J. L. Clemens Director Verne Nelson Appointed by the Board: Vice-President .... Norman
Tweed Secretary-Treasurer . . J. L. Clemens Assistant Secretary .... M. S. Smith Flight Officer
Robert Kesel Honorary Members: Robert Howse Jay Leason Active Members: Norman Tweed John Poeton
Verne Nelson M. S. Smith Arthur Gerstier '! J. L. Clemens J. A. Van den Broek Vincent Swickerath
Eric Soderholm Donald Feder Robert Kesel Memberships applied for: Curtis' Adams J. W. Beamesderfer
Sales Dept. News
The Sales Department is trying hard to get over its holiday mood and settle down to work again.
Our Christmas party was a great success, due in part to the entertainment furnished by Melba Bowden,
who sang "At Dawning" and "One Along" for us, and very beautifulJy indeed. She
was accompanied on the accordian by Harry Crawford. Later Carolyn Wilson played a number of
classical selections on the accordian. Nice going, Carolyn! The party ended with Jackie Schatter
playing "Santa Claus" and passing out gifts, the whole department having exchanged names.
Our staff is still growing by leaps and bounds .... the latest additions to our clan being Madelyn
Truesdell and Johanna (Jo) Lease. We also welcomed back one of our old timers, who has returned
after spending twenty months in the SPARS. You probably remember her as Thelma Faber; she is now
Mrs. Lloyd Fuller. "Bud 'Davis", formerly a planning engineer here at Argus, has joined
the Sales staff and thinks it's "Grand". Marian Nichols, formerly of Argus, was married
December 29 to Pfc. Henry A. Anderson at Fort Hamilton Chapel, Brooklyn, New York. She is a corporal
in the WAC, serving as a medical secretary at Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, New Jersey. Her
husband is stationed at Fort Dix, also. Melba Bowden's brother, S2c Clifton Riek came from New York
to spend Christmas with Melba and Adrián, and together they made the best of not being in
Texas for the holidays. Doris and Don Strite, Ruth and Rudy Janci, Helen O'Sullivan and Don Bowerman
welcomed the New Year in at Claire and Bob Royal's. Ask Helen about the glass stunt .... Doris used
her usual greeting when she arrived saying "I'm hungry" .... The Royáis made
everyone at home by serving one of their "Peter Vischers" .... a special concoction
dreamed up by Bob and Rudy. Lucy Gridley has taken over her new duties like a veteran. She says this
Christmas Season was her quietest in years.
Happy New Year
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 .... Helen O'Sullivan Sports Harold Peterson Jerry Davenport Photographers . . j NoTman Booth
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 1.
It is going to be a royal battle for first place position in the league. Cupid Bar and Victory
are now tied for that honor and Schwaben Inn is following close behind. Hollis and Towner are in
second place and City Slickers are in fourth with Happy Gang close behind in fifth place. The other
teams are coming right along too. Slick Chicks are bravely holding the cellar spot. Irene McCowan
almost had an all spare game. She had one open frame, so she has the most spares in a row, having
nine. Schwaben Inn went over their former high game without handicap, when they rolled an 838 total.
They also have high team three game total without handicap, having a 2200 total. Machine Shop has
high single team game with handicap, having 764, and high team three game with handicap, having a
2210 total. Laura Egeler is sharing high single game with Clem Donner. They both have a 201 game.
There has been some very good single games bowled. Here are some of them. Joy Hartman 197, Julie
Apple 175, Verald Adams 192, Marie Hilge 173, Francés Soderholm 160, Clara Schallhorn 185,
Clem Donner 201, Gertrude Sutton 164, Laureene Clinton 175, Irene McCowan 169, Mary Briggs 186,
Jessie Hack 192, Helen Walker (sub) 175, Katie Bauer (sub.) 170, Margaret Oles (sub) 188, Doris
Lyons 187, Sally Stone 187, Peggy Crump 184, Muriel Raaf 173, Leona Smith 176, Florence 'Doman 188,
Laura Egeler 201, Leona Eichel 181, Laura Snearly 186, Marian Coats 181, Thelma Livesay 184, Eolah
Bucholz 179. The girls played Santa Claus again this year by sending a very large box of brightly
wrapped gifts to the children in the hospital. Thanks to Red Conway's boys who delivered them for
us. Lucille Brazee, subbing on the Jitterbugs team had three identical games of 125 each.
Boxes, boxes, boxes ! ! ! Harriet Lemble has been getting such interesting souvenirs and lovely
silks from her husband Rod who is now in Japan with the 97th, División. Rod says that if he
can, he'll pack up the whole dam island and send it home in a box. Chichibu is where he is located.
Flossie Speicher is no longer an employee of Argus. "Spike" finally got home, and is
Flossie happy ! Consequently, the Planning Department has dwindled down to Harriet Lemble, Jack
Covey, Leona Breisch, Steffie Gala, Muriel Raaf, Ed Wasem, Emil Johnson and John Poeton. Elfrida
Overman is now in another department. After the first of the year Harriet will go back to Plant II.
Let us say at this time, if you have not already heard, that Steffie Gala is sporting a beautiful
diamond ring on her third finger. She is all in a daze and a dither. Her "Eddie" is an
E.T.O. veteran, from Chicago, and now is employed by Western Electric in Chicago. No date has been
set for the wedding. Even though Lee Heuer is no longer in our department, we'd like to report that
Lee is also up in the clouds, in love, etc. She is engaged to be married but no date has been set,
as yet. Her ring is a ruby. Emil Johnson was absent for a few days before Xmas because of illness.
We do hope he was fully recovered by the time Xmas Day rolled around.
The Jack Covey's received a lovely Xmas present this year .... a baby daughter, Mary Carol.
Congratulations, Kay and Jack ! So far as we can make out, she is a wonder baby and very seldom
cries. All of us in the Planning Department wish to take this opportunity to thank Argus for such
wonderful turkeys. Hmmnn ! Yum, yum!! Gobble, gobble! While all the rest of us were busy stuffing
ourselves with turkey, cranberry sauce, minee pie and fruit cake, Jack Covey was busy going up to
the hospital to see Kay and Mary Carol. Gosh, are we proud ! ! Ed Wasem spent a rather quiet Xmas as
his wife was very 111 . We sincerely hope she is feeling better now and is on the way to recovery.
Holidays and more holidays, how we do lo'vë 'em. Xmas came and we hated :o see it go. It meant
coming back to work, but we didn't mind that one bit ! ! Then we had the New Year celebration :o
look forward to. Let us see how some of us made out .... Muriel Raaf and ïusband Jack,
celebrated New Year's eve at the home of friends. Daisy Wren. brmerly of the Purchasing Department,
and her husband came to Ann Arbor from Fort Lewis, Washington, to spend the holidays, and were
entertained by the Raafs. Leona Breisch spent her holidays at lome as her husband just came back rom
the hospital after an operation. 3e is up and around, and we hope to see him go on recovering as
rapidly as ie is now doing. Lee Heuer and her fiance were invited to spend New Year's eve with
larriet Lemble at her home. Of course, we can guess what Jack Covey did. Have you heard him rave
about Mary Carol? She kept him occupied - Goo, Goo. Don't mind Jack if ie starts answering
"Itsy, bitsy baby". 3oth mother and baby are doing nicely, and it won't be long before
they will )e home. Celebration or no celebration was inmaterial to Steffie Gala as she spent hi
hol'days with her fiiance and her
folks. She still has everyone guessing about the date. In general, it seems that most of us were
at home seeing the eventful old year slip out and welcoming in the New Year with fresh hopes of
lasting peace - the same hope and dream of every freedom-loving person the world over. May we all
have a happy and prosperous year!
We are now in our spacious quarters on fourth floor and it was a grand feeling to get back to the
factory to see our many friends. Everyone has made us so welcome. Thanks to the Management for the
grand quarters. Gordon Fleming, our supervisor, who was just discharged after spending 39 months in
service, is back with us once again. Welcome back Gordon. Christmas will be gay this year for
Charles Miller as he will spend the HoKdays in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his two sons who have just
been released f rom Service. Ainsworth served in the European Theatre. He is the proud holder of
five battle stars, one silver star and the good conduct medal. Ray who served with the Marines in
the Pacific Theatre for 19 months is the proud holder of the Presidental Citation, with the bronze
star and two battle stars for participating in the Marianas battle and on Iwo Jima. We all join
Charles in his joyful reunión with these two sons. Many of the employees in our department
will enjoy the Christmas Holidays with friends and relatives. Doe Benson is going to Chicago, Vic
Vokovich to Lisbon, Ohio, Roberta Jones to Jackson, Michigan, and Lida Hackbarth to Hillsdale,
Michigan. Eight of the girls had their Christmas party at Gingham Inn and then spent the remainder
of the evening as guests of Lida Hackbarth. Sure had a grand time, Lida. The members of this
department extend their "Cordial Holiday Greetings" to the Management, our friends and
fellow workers, and to the staff of "Argus Eyes".
Now we are ten, and a good thing there are no more of us or we wouldn't fit in our new location
on the second floor. It was quite a scramble, but we are all untangled now and very happy to be
where we have daylight. We miss our cronies who were left in the basement, but we meet now and then
to pass the time of day and it will be fun to read the news about them. We have had a busy time
getting settled and getting ready for Christmas. Our holiday round-up shows the following - Roy, The
Boss-Man, is journeying to Dayton. Glenn will attempt to burrow thru the snow to his home in the
upper, and Gertie is going to Flat Rock, Michigan. Norm is having company from out of town, and Bob
is expecting his brother home from overseas - of course Grace and Eunice are having an exceptionally
happy season as both their husbands are home. Marilyn is having about three Christmases (not fair is
it?) Mary Jane will be home but is worrying about what to do with her turkey as friend hubby doesn't
like 'em. I will be 'down on the farm' - with our family complete for the first time in four years.
Ask Norm how he explained black pop-corn popping out white?? If you remember, this column was to
have been made up this month of a news item turned in by each member
of this department. The fact is, only one person turned in anything . . . it can't be the rest
are poor sports, so shall we say you were all too busy?
T'was the day before Christmas, And all througb the basement The screams could be heard From the
floors to the casement. The ceilings were decked From one end to the other, With mistletoe berries,
So the girls we could smother With affectionate tokens Of the seasons best greetings But to our
surprise The men took the beating And in spite of the fact That the tables were turned, We liked the
rewards We so easily earned. If you shy at the thought Of a maidens sweet lips You will do well to
heed This timely of tips, Stay out of the basement Just before Christmas day, For Merry Christmas
they'll wish you In their inimitable way. - Anonymous
Broad-shouldered, likeable supervisor in the Machine Shop, Plant I, where he may be discovered
any day passing judgment on the quality of the holes made in the drill press department. Was born on
January 4, 1914 at Fall River, Massachusetts, where he owns two unpretentious strips of land which
he would be willing to lend-lease or sell to prospective badminton court operators. Has been with
Argus since 1939, is married and owns his own home at 404 West Davis, the basement of which is
filled with several thousand unprintable negatives of his two-year-old son, Jimmy. Labored
industriously at the Federal Screw Works, Chelsea, before his debut at Argus, but found time to make
frequent semibusiness trips to California transporting automobiles for Detroit concerns. Became
proficient at touring the U. S. this way and took every possible chance to see as many states as
possible, winding up, on one occasion in Mexico. Recalls his most harrowing experience at a hobo
jungle near a large railroad center in Utah where he spent an uneasy night of it sleeping with one
eye open. Belongs, very actively to the Argus Aero Club and the Moose Lodge, but hasn't soloed yet
in either. Spends an interesting nocturnal existance as a bartender and throwout man at a famous
local inn and reveáis interesting statistics connected with familiar characters. Upon closer
questioning, however, he refuses. to be more definite.
We were very happy to hear thai Elsie Paradise's son-in-law is home with his family again. Elsie
also received word that her son, Dale, wil soon be discharged from the Navy. He icrvcd three and one
half years áis now statloned in Florida. N wonder Elsie is wearing that big grin these days !
More good news - Alice Weir received word that her son, Charles, has been made a Staff Sergeant.
Congratulations, Charles ! Who was the girl from Optical Assembly that got lost when she weni after
her turkey ? ? ? Too much Christmas party, I guess ! ! We are sorry to hear that Mildrec Morrison is
ill at this writing. We hope she will soon be back with us again. Another birthday rolled around and
"Little Eva" was glfted with a lovely slip - she even modeled it for the department. Eva,
we think you'd make a nice Powers Model! We are sorry Mildred Bird had to leave us but we wish her
loads of luck in her new venture. Romances in Assembly are certainly thriving and "It Isn't
Even Spring." Pauline goes for dolls and they aren't paper either ! Bertha and Esther are
rapidly recuperating from the holidays. Eminent medical authorlties say that only the passage of
time will bring about a complete recovery. Optical Assembly feit honored to have Elsie Paradise take
part in our Chicken In The Rough dinner, as it was the first time. We really believe she enjoyed it,
too, and it goes without saying, Elsie, that we enjoyed you alsö. Yes, the Thursday before
Christmas we decided we were especially hungry, se we had Chicken in the Rough sent down to the
plant. Esther and Bertha baked some cakes and Mary brought some cookies. They all vanished in a
hurry and everyone is still smacking their lips. Wonder if we could get their recipes ? ? We all
hope Alta Mahurin had a gobd time while vacationing with her hnd's people over the holidays. MB'
Friday before Christmas proved toae a very exciting one in Optical Assembly, as this was the day we
had our party and gifts were piled high beneath the tree. We even had a special visitor, as Hazen
Figg, recently discharged from the Army, visited Assembly that day. All had a fine time and
sincerely wish there were more Christmases a year. It was lots of fun, too, watching the little lady
chase Eddie all around the department for that famous "holiday kiss." Glamour boy Dorow
has his troubles too, as does everyone else. He isn't allowed in Optical Assembly WITHOUT a necktie,
and he isn't allowed in Grinding WITH one. So if you see some guy doing a strip tease in the hall
some day- that'll be Dickie! Argus had a wonderful Christmas. Everyone was well pleased with his
large turkey. It certainly was nice on the table, but even nicer in the tummy. Mr. Howse made the
presentation of the turkeys even more interesting, and Roy Hiscock worked manfully, to see that
everyone got the right size turkey to fit. Optical Assembly had a very quiet Christmas this year. It
seems a lot of the noise was transferred to the burring room in Plant I. We hear the gals over there
celebrated in their own way - Wow!! Eddie certainly liked the nice Christmas cards which his friends
enjoyed sending him. (Unfortunately, they are unprintable ! ) Bud Davis has missed his calling! He
should spend his spare time working behind the bar at the Club. Welcome back, Charlie! Seems nice to
see you again, but I'm afraid you're not happy. We hope you'll find what you want in the near
Thank You Note
You'll never know how much they meant, So thanks from my heart for the flowers you sent.
We bid Brice Bennett a fond farewell, and hope he will like "Army Life". We'll miss you
Brice and hope you'll be back to visit us soon. Who is that "Purty Gurl" who captivates
the opposite sex with those "Flirty Eyes"? Bob Whitmore, who was recently discharged from
service, is back with the old gang in the Grinding Room. Nice having you with us again, Bob. Harold
spent a week-end way up North deer hunting. Better luck next year, Wirth.
What would we do without the cheerfulness of Ma Green and Don Hindal. Their very presence
improves the atmosphere of Dept. 27. Has anyone noticed the strange light in Lenny's eyes these
days. Could it be that blonde, Lenny? About the hardest person to find these days is Vic Tasker.
Wonder where his hideout is ! ! ! Ernie B. and Freddie H. paid us a vis'.t recently. Both looked
fine in uniform and we enjoyed talking to them again. Leo W. is now in the "Taxi
Business". We wouldn't mind chauffering those gals Leo. Nice job we'd say !
The Argus Designing and Drafting Department has become a beehive of actvity, snee Hobart
"Hoby" French and hls designing engineers began to match wits with camera problems. '
Hobjf" French was Engineering Supervisor at The Rochester Optical Instltute, where he had the
able assistance of John Barnes, Jim Harvey and Bob Kesel, who are also with us. Leonard Wilkinson,
another new englneer was formerly with the Burroughs Bus.ness Machines Co. The new men in the
ing Departments are Don Feder and Dick Foster both of the University of Rochester. We are happy
to have all of you with us and hope our association will be a long and pleasant one. Warren Kays,
one of our able draftsmen, is out slck with the flu. Get well quick Warren, we need you. Georgia
Watson, Receiving, has been very busy assuring everyone that the artlde appearing in the Ann Arbor
News last week was about two other people, and that she and hubby Eddie are still happily
General Accounting Department
George Brown, of the Machine Shop, and son George Jr. who was recently home on a forty day leave.
George Jr., a gradúate of the Universlty of Michigan, was employed by King Seeley, prior to
his enlistment in the Navy in June, 1944. Received his commission at Northwestern University, and
served over-seas one year. In the past few weeks the department has been happy to welcome back many
returning veterans. It is with pride that the Machine Shop lists the following : Clyde Melton, who
is a wearer of the Purple Heart from wounds received in Germany ; Les Bailey, who was with the lSth
Air Corp in Italy; Micker O'Donnell. who was in the European Theatre for two years; George James,
with 24 months service in the Pacific with the Air Corp ; Leonard Markham, with four and one half
years of service, of which 18 months was spent overseas; Bill Cook, who was with the Army Engineers;
Art Selent. with 18 months overseas duty; Donald Strite. with three and one-half years service with
the Field Artillery; Fred Maxwell, with nine months Pacific area duty servicing the B-29's; Adolph
Steinke, with the Navy in the Pacific Theatre for two years; Athol Ward. with over three years
service with two years in Europe; Conley Graves, with the Air Corp for more than three
years. The Machine Shop had its annual Christmas party on Friday, December 21st. The employees of
the Burring Department purchased a tree, and had ït trimmed very nicely so the party was held
in that room. Jay Hadley played the part of Santa Claus and dlstnbuted the gifts. The employees
presented their f oreman Mac Vorce with a deer hunting jacket, and the assistant foreman Herb Smith
with a shirt, tie and scarf. After the gifts had been distributed the party really got under way and
it turned out to be quite a gala affair. The party tappered off when cake and coffee were served.
The credit for the success of the party should go to Doe lohnston. whose tireless efforts made the
party possible. Dan Cupid has been on a rampage in the department the past few months, and has
counted many victims. The first to take the final step was David Boomer. Dave and the Mrs. are now
living in Chicago where Dave is going to Electronic School. Don Crump was the next to be hit by
Cupids darts, and was married to Peg Watson in November. Ruby Gunderman and Lee Skinner were also
married. Albert Husted held out for a long time, but finally weakened and was married on December
lst. Our congratulations and best wishes go to all of you. It appears at this time that others in
the department will also be taking the step soon. Carol Stevens and Virginia Buss are wearing
sparklers and although no definite date has been set for either of the occasions, it seems quite
probable that it will be before Spring. Another likely couple is attractive Marie Trenary and her
handsome Army Captain. George Kline proved again this year that he is the best of the deer hunters
in the Machine Shop. Last year George came home with the prize buck, and this year his 18 pointer
was one of the finest shot in the north woods. All employees of the Machine Shop wish to take this
opportunity to thank the management for the lovely turkeys they received. It is needless to say that
these turkeys helped in making this Christmas season the happiest we have known in the last four
years. BUY LIBERTY BONDS
At the half-way mark in the Argus League the Office team is in first place, but thelr lead is a
scant game in the closest race that we have had since the league was organized. Leadlng the parade
at this time of the year is a habit of the office entry, but in the past few years the pace has been
too much and in the second half of the season the team has faded and finlshed out of the money. The
popular and peppery Roy Hiscock who is furnishing the punch is certan that h:s team will not fail in
the clutch this year. The entry has been strengthened with the acquisition of Tommy Neff to its
roster. These two with Leigh Thomas, Francis Cari, Bill Thompson, and Captain Jess Cope make up a
team that lends support to Roy's predxtion.
In the runner-up position and only one game away from the leaders is the surprise team of the
league, the Skunks. When the league was organizing this fall th's team was the last to enter, and it
was not until the day before opening that Captain Emil Johnson had signed up his five men. The entry
was taken very lightly and was given no cons:derat!on in the pre-season dope. The team started
rather slowly, but in the past few weeks has gained momentum and has moved into a very contending
position. The entry boasts no Individual star, but each is doing a capable job and all members are
improving by the week. The team is well balanced with all carrying about even averages with only a
five pin spread between the high and the low man. The other. members. of .the. Skunks, are Verne
Nelson. Larry "Wanna-Bet" Williams, Ernie Sinclair, and Russ "Pie-Eating"
Warren. The Skunks are the people's choice and a title-winning year by them would be a successful
ending to this year's hectic title chase. In third place and still having its eyes on the number one
spot is the pre-season favorite the strong Methods five. This entry carries the lowest hand'.cap in
the league and has already posted the high single and three game totals. The Methods outfit was
leadlng the league until just a few weeks ago when they tangled with the Office five. This had
promised to be a battle royal, but the Methods gave only meek resistance and were handed a four to
nothing shellacking. The team had not yet recuperated the week following and lost four more games to
No. 2 team. Since those defeats, however, Captain Glenn Hilge has his team back on an even keel
and from here to the conclusión of the schedule it should be a tough team to beat. Even
though the three teams mentloned are the favorites at this time there is every possibility that any
one of a number of teams can gain the leadership. There is only a ten game margin between first and
eleventh place, and in a league where an entry can gain four points a night it would not take long
for any one of these to manuver itself into first place. It is the first time at the half-way mark
that the teams have been so closely bunched, and this accounts for the great interest taken in the
league this year.
On January 4th. Captain Greg Letsis of the Experiment Office team took charge of the individual
high in the single and the three game total. Creg sandwiched a middle game of 257 in a 614 series
which topped the prevlous high of Les Schwanback's 255 single and John Kendrovics even 600 series.
On his pin spilling spree Creg had only one miss and seemed able to throw nothing but strikes. High
series bowling seems to be at a premium thls year and it is quite probable that these marks will
stand up. On this same night Glenn Hilge found the groove and posted 602 which now places him in the
runnerup spot for high series. The standings of the teams at the half-way mark are: Office, 43-25;
Skunks, 42-26; Methods, 40-28; Inspection, 39-29; Assembly, 38-30; Bears, 38-30; Timber Wolves,
37-31; Experiment Office, 37-31; Power Supply, 3632; Lens Maintenance, 34-34; Engineers, 33-35;
Machine 2, 32-36; Lens Prisms, 31-37; Lens Polishers, 29-39; Toolroom, 27-41; Toolroom 2, 27-41;
Cellar Rats, 25-43; Machine 3, 24-44.
Wanted Used car. Only condüon, must have new thermostat that works. See Robert Haines,
The department gave Jim Meidrum a stork shower the day after Dickie Jim was born.
Congratulations, Evelyn and Jim. Everyone had a grand Christmas this year and we are all trying' to
settle down now that it is over. We have enjoyed showing off our gifts and talking about family
"gatherin's". Now we are planning on starting the New Year with a bang ! We have had cards
from Esther (Allen) Melzer who is in Florida with her husband. Bet it is warmer there than it is
here. Marjorie Young is flashing a lovely d amond on that there finger. Lots of luck, Marjorie.
Louise Koebnick's son could not get home for Christmas so he did the next best thing and sent his
picture. He is a nice looking lad, Lou'se. . Laura Egeler's son, Bob, was lucky enough to get home
for the holidays. Bob has re-enlisted in the army. Wclcome to the department, Cecille FitzGerald.
Mary Jane Fike. Marguerite Haylow and one of our former girls, Helen Montagu. A few of the girls
have been ill. Hope they are up and doing by now. The department held their annual Ch-istmas party
at Smith's Catering one Friday night. Gifts were exchanged after dinner and there was dancing. Eric,
Laura and Jim were given gifts from
all the gang. (Thanks, kids, it was swell). Everyone had a swell time and all came in to work the
next day. Bennie Kearney is now a retired member of Argus. We miss her very much. Our Christmas
turkeys were swell, thanks to Argus. Amanda Alber's sailor son is on his way home from Guam. Red
Hopper isn't in our department, but he is near and it is nice to have him back at Argus after his
discharge from the Navy. Nina managed to get her turkey to Detroit in better fashion this year,
after Art packed it so nice for her. She had a little trouble last year.
We held our Christm&s party at Lakeiand Inn. After dinner gifts were exchanged; Si and Rube
were presented with gifts from the department. Norm Egeler was there after five years in the Army.
There are a couple of "Hop-A-LongCassidies" in the department. EjlisJ Soli sprained her
big toe ... i'if'Wv she doesn't know how .... and tl Egeler pulled too hard for a strike bowling,
and pulled the ligaments in his heel. Those two have been hopping around for a week. The department
wishes to thank the management for their turkeys.
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