Among the many interesting pictures we received from returned Veterans, the above pictures taken
in Rome were made with an A-2 Camera. Lester Bailey has made a good glection of a nicely varied
group of pictures which show Low versatile the A-2 is. Not only in pictures taken at infinity, but
shows excellent clarity and depth of focus in all the views of Rome, the Etemal City, from Nero to
Mussilini. Lester served with the 15th Air Force in Italy.
Advertising And Sales Depts.
We should live so long ... and we did. Just when we were beginning to think we'd be rolling into
the new office in wheelchairs, as doddering old grandmothers, the electrifying news comes that we
are to pack our duffel bags with erasers for the long trek down into the new office. When this
announcement was made, Earlyne Krapf was so excited she nearly swallowed her chewing gum! The rest
of us displayed our delight by turning cartwheels down the hall and throwing telephone books out of
the windows. That is, everyone except
ackie Schaffer. (She has waited for ;he new environment longer than we have.) She said she'd have
to watch herself or she would walk into the new office with her hand outstretched, muttering,
"Dr. Livingston, I presume?" Anywho, we moved. In the interim, we were all in and out of
so many quandries we had begun to feel like a dunked donut . . . It was great fun. But now that we
have been lere a week, we no longer need a map to find our proper desk, no one has been found
wandering around upstairs looking for the Sales and Advertising Departments, we've explored the
closets and shelves, marveled at the lighting system, and all in all, are downright proud of our new
home ... In fact, we have begun to believe in Santa Claus again. Since the last issue of Argus Eyes,
we've heard more vacation stories than Carter has pills and needless to say, they all add up to the
fact that everyone comes back to work for a rest . . . Those somnambulism specimens included Bud
Davis, Claire Royal Doris Strite and Mary Luska. They are still wearing the expression that goes
with "having a wonderful time, wish you were here." Julia Wright made the mistake of
finding a painful way to extend her short vacation. We understand she "over exposed" the
epidermus on several parts of her anatomy and the results just burned her up ! Guess she has a new
themesong that goes something like . . . "the object of my infection has changed my complexion
from white to rosy red."
Of all the incidents that happened when we moved into the new offices, we do believe the story
about Jimmy Barker's new desk wins the 64 bucks. . . . It seems that af ter many months of waiting,
he finally acquired the drawing-board-desk combination of his dreams. (It really is a beaut!) But .
. . oh, my aching back . . . when the trumpets blared and the desk was unveiled, it was just too big
to go through the office door! Jimmy's expression could have won the Academy Award. Of course a
carpenter had to take the thing apart and reassemble it in the office . . . and now it is Mac's
opinión that the new Advertising Department should be built around the drawing board-desk to
elimínate any possibility of a reoccurence. Incidentally, we have also heard that the I.B.M.
Department is taking up a collection to buy Jimmy a seeing-eye dog. They do think the dog would
prevent him from
walking all the way through the I.B.M. office and up the stairway which is no onger there. Any
contributions would )e appreciated but if they can't collect enough money for the dog, they intend o
buy Jimmy a compass or a correpondence course in navigation. Or can anyone suggest another way of
helping Mr. Barker out of his dilemma? Welcome ! Our new personnel. We must wam you, as poets we
smell. Although we don't show it, We want you to know it, We honestly think you are swell! We have a
new man named Howell, Whose bark is much worse than his growl, And then there's Jim Steel Who looks
a great deal Like a wolf just beginning to howl. Theresa and Hazel and Izzy, Worked one day and then
feit quite dizzy, So though they are single, With boys they don't mingle, Cause Kelly Goss keeps
them too busy. The education of Eli Culberson must be sadly neglected. As you know, Mr. Culberson is
considered the bridge expert, but he has never visited the Sales Department during a noon hour so he
is passing up a great opportunity to learn a few "tricks" (phew) . . . from Marjorie
Kennedy, Audrey Harding, Claire Royal and Becky Matson. Chief kibitzer is Hazel Rebbe, who is also
responsible for removing the knives, guns, blackjacks and sharp instruments the players carry to the
table. You will remember the story of the Martins and the Coys, who were reckless mountain boys, et
so on. Wal, Mr. Mac Coy (the drinking uncle in the Advertising Department) came to work t'other day
looking as if the Martins had started feudin' agin . . . Mac's mustache was shot plumb off! And he
actually tried to teil us he had shaved it off ... but he couldn't kid us . . . we saw those holes
in his O.K., O.K., ril go crawl back into my straitjacket. Helen OTroy, whose face "launched a
thousand ships" has nothing on our Helen O'Sullivan. The gal from Troy might have sent 1,000
ships away, but when the gal from Argus was on her vacation at Portage Lake last week, she brought
'em all in!
Efíective August 1, 1946 is the appointment of the above two new Argus officers, according
to a statement by Argus President R. D. Howse.
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 l Jerry Davenport Photographers . . j Norrnan 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.
Have you met our new personnel record clerk? She is Beverly Myers from Ypsilanti, and she
replaces Virginia Fox, who is leaving us to stay at home and keep house. We are saddened at losing
Virginia, but more than lucky to find a girl like Beverly to take her place. The presonnel and
medical departments had dinner together one night recently at Kaufman's of Whitmore Lake. Ron and
Norma serve exceptionally fine food in a cool, attractive dining room, and if you have never eaten
one of their dinners you have missed a satisfying experience. Mrs. Radford has done it again - she
has pulled enough nylons out of her hat for each lady on the payroll to have a pair. It takes a
great deal of time and ingenuity to accomplish this, but she loves it. The customers showed their
appreciation by presenting her with some beautiful costume jewelry - a pin and earrings of gold and
pearls. Roy is spending the second week of his vacation at Lakeiand, as is his custom. He is
probably getting acquainted with his new granddaughter, and undoubtedly spoiling her thoroughly.
Mrs. Radford, with her friend, Mrs. Poppleton, went by boat to Niagra Falls the week-end of the
Fourth. Mrs. R. took her car along, and they had a restful, interesting trip, with luncheon at the
Red Coach Inn by the rapids, scenery, etc. We have received a box of wild orchids (or lady slippers)
from our dear old friend, Walter Smith. of Honor, Michigan. It was like a glimpse of another world
to see these rare wild flowers. Tomorrow (Friday) Mr. Reid will be with us. Mondays, Tuesdays and
Fridays he spends at Argus, and our only complaint about this gentleman is that he is not here
Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Proposed Revision Of Argus Group Insurance Plan
Argus Incorporated first provided Group Insurance protection for its employees in the form of
Life Insurance in 1933. The Plan was enlarged in 1937 by the addition of Weekly Sickness and
Accident Benefits. Early in 1940, the Plan was further liberalized by the addition of Hospital and
Surgical Insurance for employees. All of these benefits were offered on a cooperative basis with the
Company sharing the cost with employees. The Plan has proved worthwhile over the years as is
evidenced by the fact that over $80,788 in benefits have been paid to employees and their families.
For some time we have realized that our plan has been inadequate for employees with dependents, and
arrangements have been made to broaden our Plan to provide hospitalization and surgical benefits for
dependents. Under the revised Plan the hospital benefit for dependents will be $4.50 per day and
surgical insurance will be the same as for employees. It is also our plan to increase the minimum
weekly sickness and accident benefits. The hospital benefits for all employees will be at the rate
of $6.00 per day. In addition to the increased Daily Hospital Benefit, $60.00 will be payable as
reimbursement for special hospital charges if the operating room is used, the additional payment for
special hospital fees will be $30.00. This is a substantial increase in the amount payable under our
present Plan. Only six hours hospital confinement will be required in the event a surgical operation
is performed or an employee enters the hospital as a result of an accidential injury. The company
will pay a substantial portion of the cost of the new Dependent Benefits. Employees with dependents
will contribute slightly more than employees without dependents under the new Plan. The new Plan
with its increased benefits will offer a great improvement to employees participating and provide
most adequate coverage for all. Full details of the new Plan will be published in a book describing
it and will soon be available to all employees.
Payroll And Timekeeping
In more ways than one, the past weeks have been busy ones . . . and with the 4th of July in the
middle (no mustard on top) we have had to keep "on the hall." We have two additions to our
department- they are of the masculine gender. May the following paragraph be a hurried introduction.
Roland White, who is a veteran at Argus has returned after 39 months of service in Uncle Sam's Army.
"Rollie" was a Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps and received his discharge on June
20, 1946. We welcome him back and he'says, "Yup, I'm glad to be back home, ;oo." Donald
Koch has joined our f orce within the past month. He's really beïng initiated because this
being vacation time, he is being assigned here and there to assist where most needed. Don is not
married, but has a special girl "riend. Now to sum up the 4th of July vacation. The following
"skits" will relate the long and short of it. Wilmot Gray decided on a business with
pleasure trip to Monroe to check with the Ohio China Company on an undelivered order. With the check
up okeh, she and husband, Charlie, started on their merry trip home . . . shortcutting along country
roads, enjoying the lonely back ways (at 30 M.P.H.) when BANG! something happened- and it was no
fire cracker, cause the car had taken its own route, to be stopped by a cement culvert. Reason: a
broken steering knuckle. Even as yet all the bruises and sore spots have not vanished. Wilmot says
the trip was not all in vain, cause she got a new six-service luncheon set, and not a dish cracked
in the collision. Juanita Boya and husband, Harry, in order to shy away from the crowded Lakes, and
the big city's prattle, decided not to go near those places on July 4th. So, accompanied by friends,
about mid-day they started "way out west" to Dexter. When arriving there, one
"whiff" of the Ox sandwiches (possibly caused by sumpin' they drank the nite bef ore)
promped them to journey ack eastward and on to Ypsilanti where a good time was enjoyed by all. 'Nuf
said. Irene Leabu began her vacation on the eve of July, 3rd, so her week-end was extended into V2
weeks. She, with Charlie, Lana and Chicky went to Grand Rapids, it being the place on the map where
Irene was "brung up.' Thursday they spent drinking her Uncle's beer. Friday found them on the
lake with a picnic lunch. The menfolk
ncluding Charlie, disappeared to be found on the 19th hole of the golf course. July Sth was their
6th wedding anniversary, so Sunday they all went out to dinner to a farm house, country style
chicken, with all the trimmings . yum, yum. From then on, Irene spent the rest of her time just
being lazy, which she says was a 'very best' part of her vacation.
Louise Palmer learned on this 4th of July what it means to be married to a fisherman. After
stumbling out of bed at 4 A.M., gulping down a cup of weak coffee, and bundling in warm clothes, she
was finally able to catch one small fish after five hours of patience. Later, Donn, her husband
caught several. Could t be he was no longer baiting someone else's hook? Anyway Louise evened the
days fun by keeping Don on the dance loor until the wee hours of the next morning. Colette Schwind
spent the 4th at the ake with friends from Maine, and then drove to Eastwood for an evening of
dancing to the music of Charlie Spivak and his orchestra. Why shore, and of course Gene was along !
Mr. Rockman spent the week-end in Wisconsin, accompanied by Mrs. Rockman and the boys. Rocky says
it's still a good State . . . no shortage of anything, not even beer. However, he confesses one
discovery . . . there's no more five cent beer to be f ound. Ouch ! Donald Koch rushes from the
office before the strike of five one evening . . . the reason was to catch the train for Chicago to
spend the week-end. And, here's gossip, he was not alone, cause he and his girl-friend, Betty, spent
the days with her aunt and uncle. They saw all the sights of the big windy city. Also Don says those
big lake boats being maneuvered by the little tug boats thru the Locks from lake to river is a sight
to see. Also the steamers going out are something. All Don's time, tho was not spent sightseeing. He
went to the beach, dancing at the Oragon, which is arranged like a Spanish Patio. Henry King and his
orchestra furnished music. Don says the vacation was short but sweet.
Maintenance And Methods
Jim Munday and Joseph Prettit, just back. from their vacations, reported a very enjoyable time.
Our boss, Mr. Sleezer. went to Traverse City on a weeks vacation. He reports the fishing was not so
good. Harry Letsis's daughter, who is home on a furlough, is leaving today for her post at
Chikkasha, Oklahoma. Sam Kneisly is on his vacation and we hope he is having a good time.
Hardworking, capable maintenance mechanic born in Carrick, Pennsylvania on Valentines Day 1890.
Owns his own home at 721 Charlton, Ann Arbor and has been working at Argus nearly eight years. Was
in France with the Sist Engineers during the first World War and served as cook for an uneventful
period, since he claims that hardly anybody died from his recipes. Has had an eventful career in
which coal mining in Pennsylvania features prominently. Finally wound up in Minnesota where he spent
seven years on a homesteader and started the first truck route near Longville which is 26 miles from
the nearest railroad. Has been with the American Broach and Economy Bailer Co. of Ann Arbor and
worked with his present boss, Irv Braatz in both concerns. Has been married 24 years and has two
boys and one girl. One of his sons was released recently from the army. At the moment is
concentrating on plans for his coming yacation which he intends to spend in Longville, Minnesota
which he hasn't visited for over 17 years.
Machine Shop News
"Whitey" Roberts took a week of his vacation to go up in the North Country to do a
little fishing. To really appreciate "fish stories" you should hear Fisherman Roberts teil
you about his experiences. Ralph Flick is the latest one in the machine shop to get the
"golfing bug." The Ohio Rambler is getting in shape by playing the Stadium Hills course
each week. He plans on playing each day at the Traverse City Club where ie will spend his vacation.
Harold and Wilma Bailey have aought themselves a new home, and are anxiously awaiting its completion
so that they can take over. Harold is turning landscaper while Wilma is taking care of the
furnishings. Olive Knowlson is leaving for New York where she will spend her vacation with a sister.
Olive has planned a full and interesting two week period, and should have many interesting things to
teil us when she returns. The Swickeraths and the Howes are planning a trip up in North Michigan and
the Upper Peninsula. Wilhio Kelly, who is familiar with that part of the State has mapped out an
interesting route to take. Russ Warren is the new timekeeper in the machine shop, and is doing a
splendid job at his new assignment. Russ and his pleasing personality are proving to be very popular
with all of the employees in the department. Ray Imus is one of the busiest men in the department
these days. After finishing a good days work at Argus, Ray is doing a lot of work at his home. Ray
turns decorator and is doing a very good job of it. Annabell Farmer is going to spend her vacation
at her home in Illinois. The department hopes that she returns soon
to take over her job on the profile, because all the operators wish to avoid it if possible. Ted
Doman has told us that his son will soon be returning home. Ted Jr. has been stationed in the
Philippines for more than a year now. Clyde Melton has taken a beating in softball games this year.
Clyde doesft " catching for the Camera team, andyffj recent game after a collision at the plate
came up with two loóse teeth, a sore jaw, and a charley horse. The next game Clyde suffered a
chipped bone in his finger. His teammates are calling him "Hoot" Evers. Louis Belleau,
after spending two years with the Army Air Corps, has been given his discharge and is returning to
Argus. Lou is taking over his former duties of drill press set-up. Torn Neff. who has confined his
softball activities to umpiring in the last few years, decided to have one more fling at the game.
When Camera played at Milan recently Tommy put on his spikes for another chance. One of the
"cons" tried to ride him out of a play at second and although Neff got his man, he also
got a bumping around. From now on its umpiring, says Tommy. Adolph and Helen Steinke have bought
themselves a sail boat which they have at Whitmore Lake. Adolph, who spent more than two years in
the Navy, is a masterful sailor and likes the going a little bit rough, but Helen is contending
herself with the smooth sailing. Russ Conley was a recent visitor and expects to be discharged soon,
and will return to Argus. Russ, who was one of the best competitive bowlers in the Argus League,
says he is already looking forward to a good year. Herm Koegler has already placed his orders for
season tickets to the football games of Michigan, Detroit Lions, and Ann Arbor High. We were
wondering if by chance he might have ordered an extra ducat for the blonde aunt. How about it,
Will You Give That They May Live?
The most terrible tyrant in the world, Faminex can disturb thef ' ' peace. Every can of food you
give to the Emergency Food Collection on behalf of UNRRA is a soldier in the war against this dread
dictator. Give canned food or money to buy food to your local committee. Or, you can mail checks or
money orders to National Headquarters, Emergency Food Collection, 100 Maiden Lane, New York 7, N.
The local softball leagues are at the half-way mark, and this far in the season's play the Argus
Optical team has stamped itself as the best of the Argus teams. Optical is now in fourth place in
the Industrial League standings with a good chance of bettering this in the MM&alf of the
schedule. SgSrche meeting between Argus Camera and Optical, the team from Plant Two won a
well-deserved 6-2 victory. The victors were superior in all the departments, outplaying their
opponents in fielding, hitting and baserunning. The first two innings were scoreless with Optical
blowing a chance in the opening inning when they loaded the sacks but could not score. Camera broke
the ice in the third inning when they made their only real serious treat. The bases were filled with
nobody out, and a rally seemed certain, but the Optical team
was equal to the challenge and retired the Plant One nine with only one run coming in. Bill
Fisher, capable center ñelder for the Optical team, pulled the fielding gem of the evening in
this inning. Manager "Wogie" tied into one of Bob Billau's fast balls and lined the ball
into right center. It appeared that Fisher had no chance of cutting the ball off, but with a nice
effort he was able to make a beautiful running catch. The runner scored from third after the catch,
but this play seemed to take the starch out of the camera hitters, and Billau worked himself out of
the hole with a minimum amount of damage. The Optical counted a lone tally in their half of the
third, but the camera countered with another in the top of the fourth to take the lead for the last
time. In the bottom of the fourth the Lensmen put on a game winning rally
of four runs. Johnnie Billau, who proved troublesome all night for pitcher Gus Christ,
spearheaded the rally with a long home run. Besides hitting well Johnnie also played a bang-up game
around the hot corner. After his teammates had given him a three run margin, Bob Billau completely
muffled the bats of the camera nine and coasted in with a well pitched victory to his credit. The
game was an interesting one, but the most ardent Camera supporters were forced to admit that the
better team had won. From a non-partisan viewpoint it appeared that the winners had more spirit and
played heads up ball while the losers played listless ball and were guilty of many mental mistakes.
These two teams meet again in the second half of the schedule, and unless there is a reversal of
form. the Optical entry should sweep the series.
Thank You Notes
You each deserve a note of thanks And appreciation true But won't you please accept instead This
note for all of you? It brings a hearty Thank You For your very lovely thought And tells you in some
measure How much happiness it brought. Bob Price
TO THE TOOL ROOM AND MACHINE SHOP AND OTHERS WHO SO THOUGHTFULLY CONTRIBUTED I sat for hours and
tried to think Until my thinker went on the blink- But I just couldn't think of a way to show That
you're the SWELLEST BUNCH I know ! So ril just say, with all I've got- "Thank You All! Gosh -
thanks a lot!" Bob Price
Charley Miller has just returned from a well earned vacation. Charley says that Portage Lake,
Onekama near Lake Michigan is a wonderful place. However, it seems the sun came down especially well
on him the first and second days, so with his skin beautifully crisp he retired out of sight the
third and forth days. (Note) He still has a healthy color and had a swell time. Charley has been an
Argus employee since September 1937. Dan Cupid is still hanging around the Service Department. Now
it's wedding bells for Dick Lurain, a new-comer to Argus. The date, August 24th; the
"lucky" girl, Jane Hintz of Cross Street. Roberta Jones Shipping Clerk, enjoyed a weeks
vacation at her home in Jackson, Michigan. Her picture probably appears elsewhere in this issue.
She'll take her next week when there'll be more nylons for Santa to fill.
Argus Flying Club News
The past month has been one of unsual activity and accomplishment. 'x. R. D. Howse, president of
Argus, nd honorary member of the flying club ïas passed his tests, and now has a priate
license. The unfortunate incident i a few months ago failed to put a amper on his enthusiasm for
flying. n the contrary, he is probably a better nd safer pilot on account of the exjerience for he
will not allow himself to )e caught in that kind of a fix again. redit is due him, not only for his
chievement but also for his display of ommon sense and good judgment in the ace of discouragement.
He believes, wlth us, that flying is as safe as you make it, and you can bet your boots hat he's
going to make it safe.
Congratulations are also due to Verne Nelson. He, too, passed his flight test, nd is now the
proud possessor of a )rivate license. No other members have made major contributions to the hall of
ame. Poeton hasn't soloed yet because ie has spent all his spare time fixing lis car up. Even went
so far as to take he engine out and put simply hundreds of new parts in it. Now that he has his ar
all back together, he had better get )usy and fly again, because there are no less than three
members right on lis tail. We are looking forward to eeing Ted Bragg, (Smiling) Jack Seamesderfer
and one de-icer, Peggy Allen, fly their first solo sometime next month. The ship was down for a
couple of days early in July, to get re-licensed. The engine got a going-over, too, and now runs
like a top, with the valves ground, new rings and hearings. Our ship is now also equipped with a
sensitive altimeter, loaned to the club by Van. Some pilots do not care for it because it shows them
up too much. All you have to do is lose or gain as little as five feet during the execution of some
maneuver and this instrument will teil you about it.
Curt Adams has been working on our radio and before long we will have it permanently installed in
our ship. A good radio, we feel, is as important to navigation as is the map, and to have one in the
ship will be a great asset to those who are making cross-country trips. Cross-country flying is a
real practical application of ones flying ability, and it gives great satisfaction to those who have
spent many hours in training in the vicinity of the airport. Smitty and Van made a cross-country
flight to Ludington a few weeks ago. They were ready to go at four in the morning, but the fog was
so thick they had to wait a half hour before they could see enough of the runway ahead to take off;
navigators lights blazing, they climbed thru the haze to the clear sky above. Once over the top, the
ground looked as if someone had poured milk over the landscape. Everything was covered with a white
blanket of haze and only tall trees, radio towers and hills broke out through the top and stood out
like islands in a lake. The trip was uneventful except for the fact that Van spilied a cup of
boiling hot coffee over his legs and let out a yell you could have heard on the ground. Motto : Do
not balance a cup of hot liquid while in flight, on any part of the airplane where it can fall
off." After breakfast in Ludington at 7 :30, they flew back by way of Muskegon, dodging
thunderstorms on the way and arrived back in Ann Arbor about noon. Jack Beamesderfer, too, utilized
the airplane and flew with Van to Adrián. The trip took just a half hour. The last weekend in
July, Norm Tweed flew to Chicago and back, and had a very good trip and beautiful weather. The club
lost three members in the last month. Viola Tyler, John Van Natter and J. L. Clemens gave up flying,
at least for the time being, for lack of time and similar reasons. We are anxious to replace these
members. YOU can learn to fly with our club at a real saving . . . and get a private license. Ask
the man who owns one ! If you are interested, give us a ring and arrange for a free demonstration
ride with one of our private pilots or a licensed instructor. JOIN THE FLYING CLUB
Right about this time the Optical Assembly crew are looking forward to that wonderful vacation.
Many plans are underway . . . some looking forward to the North and others just the reverse.
Wherever you go, here's hoping a great time is had by all. The laundry business surely is booming
these days in the "Old Maid" corner, thanks to our pal, Gert. That gal swings a mean arm
in her corner, and she also pinch hit for us on an extra job that had to be done quick-like. Seems
"Ma" Green surely is busy these days. Here's a suggestion - how about one of us bringing
in a new record for her. Could be only the needie scratching. One fellow we keep on the hop these
days is none other than Red Petterson. Keeping track of all the ceiling projector parts is a project
in any lan guage. It's good to have you back wit] us, Red.
Girvan is the worlds best correspondant. Just ask Norm Hartman. First, ie didn't get any mail
from him, and then a flood of it .... twenty days in a row to be exact. Incidentally we heard
í rom Norm and Mary Jane, they enjoy the Argus Eyes very much, and say helio to all their
friends here. Norm's doing all right in Wisconsin Rapids, and baby Pat is in the chatter box stage.
Eddie Morray and Red are having one sweet time keeping track of their tools. They swear they are
going to chain them to a desk, with a "Beware" sign above. Our advice to Mary W. is to
wear rubber gloves because stockings are still difficult to get. They teil me Hazen is going
"West" on his vacation. Most likely where the women are wild. But with those purty curls
of his they'll be tamed in no time. We hope you find your "Motorcycle" there Figg.
Curiousity got the best of Esther so now she, too, has been added to the Ceiling Projector line. The
glamour girl of the department is none other than Betty R. with her hollywood sun glasses. Hubba,
hubba. Fridáy, July 20, was the occasion for two celebrations. First, it was the reunion of
the "Old Goon Cage" of '45 and '46. Also a shower for Etta Graham who is about to take
that important step very soon. It was quite an event, and big heads were had by all the following
day. Ask Ginny, if you don't believe me. We wish you the best of everything, Etta.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES All employees must notify the Personnel Department of any change of address.
This information is necessary to insure contact with employees in regard to work in their department
as well as with relatives in case of emergency.
Let's Go For A Boat Trip
On Saturday August 24th, Golden Rule Lodge No. 159 F & AM is sponsoring a boat trip to
PUT-IN-BAY. A lot of your Argus coworkers are planning on going on this daylight cruise. Here is
your opportunity to have a full day oí free dancing, good fun, fresh air. and good companions
for the low cost of $1.50 per adults and 75c jlir children 5 to 14. Free dancing on the largest
floating dance floor 'n the world. For tickets see Bill Murphy or Les Michaels in the Service
Department, Mervel Smith or Bill Bone in the Engineering Department, or Vy Tyler in the First Aid
Department. We sail from Detroit at 9:00 A.M. and Arrive back at 8:00 P.M.
"East is East and West is West, but never the twain shall meet," very aptly describes
the Cost Department in the good old summertime. The Boss, Roy. took off a week to catch up on the
news at his home in Buffalo. He reports that there was very little excitement except for a tire that
talked back to him. Most everyone else has a blow-out while driving, but not Roy. His tire waits
until he is out of the car and then goes "poof" in his face. Katy was the long distance
traveler, rolling up a total of 3465 miles with Dorothy Meineke of the Sales Department. She toured
eight states besides Michigan, hitting Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma,
Colorado, and Nebraska. In addition to the scenery, she tells that she got quite a thrill out of the
vast wheat fields of Kansas where she rode a combine in order to do her share to fill the world's
bread basket. She also tells us that the food was wonderful - fried chicken and western barbecue.
The one black spot was one - blow-out.
Gracey just returned after a weeks rest right here in dear old Ann Arbor Town. But she did get
the inside of the house to shine up to the new paint job that Jack put on the outside of the house.
Bob took a flying trip down to the hill country around St. Louis over the Fourth to visit the
relatives. Nothing to report except tables loaded with home fried chicken, miik gravy, greens, and
all the fresh raspberries you want for 25 cents a gallon. NOTICE TO THE DISTAFF SIDE OF ARGUS: Norm
has just returned from a trip to McHenry, Illinois where he left the wife and Tweedlets. He is now
batching it and any and all invitations for dinner will be cheerfully accepted. (Phone 26978). Our
information source at McHenry reporte that there are still one or two small fish left in Fox Lake,
but that the beer shortage is now critical. Norm is sporting a good tan and feeling in the pink so
that at any time now we will probably be told of plans for a big Argus Recreation Club Party. Gert
and her husband took their tent and silently stole away to the shores of Lake Michigan for a Fourth
of July Holiday up near Manistee. Marilyn is finding concentration on work to be very difficult
since she recently learned that Uncle Sam is finally going to send her boyfriend, a Marine, home
from China. She has not seen the guy for two long years so it is about time he carne home. Your
regular correspondent, Eunice, the Boss, will be back from her vacation in time to keep you posted
of the doings of the Cost Department in the next issue.
Five Year Service Anniversary
Are You A Member ? Argus Recreation Club Enroll Today
Congratulations On Your Tenth Anniversary At Argus
By Pokey, The Reporter
Joe O'Donnell really goes all-out for Argus. At the game the other night he slid into base and
bruised his right side . . . now he wants massaging from his co-workers. If they don't get the
jumping out of the range-finders on the C-3, Malena and Kathryn will be jumping right out of their
skin thru the nearest window. Larry Kieterle carne back from a weeks vacation at Lake Lelenan
looking very rested. He says fishing is fine up that a-way. Rumor: Is it true that wedding bells
will soon be ringing for George and Naomi? If Augusta Butts persists in attending the Detroit Horse
races, most of us won't be surprised if she comes in missing her shirt one of these days. Clara
Smith spent her weeks vacation visiting her aunt at Chicago. Jerry McCroskey has really gotten a
shorty haircut. Couldn't be because all those little parts he chases up were Setting in his hair?
Johnny Kendrovics vacation really improved him. He now has the zip of Dagwood Bumstead in the
morning. Did anyone hear the discussion Colette Schwin and Maynard Wirth had on "Women"?
It was very interesting, only Maynard thought he had something. They say that the Michigan Track
Coach has been seen at Argus lately . . . scounting for Henry Christopherson and Ed Nimke?? Boy !
has Marian Feldcamp a beautiful suntan after her holiday. Dorothy Flick spent a week at Indianapolis
visiting her sister. Blanche Crocker visited her son at Granville, Ohio. George is attending
Dennison University, since his return from service overseas. Peggy Crump and Susy Jones went on a
shopping spree to the city. Your reporter hasn't been able to find out yet what they got. Two new
brides reported back for work Monday . . . Betty Roger, now Mrs. Wallace Koebunck and Virginia
Howard, now Mrs. Robert Rentschler. Congratulations, girls. Irene McGowan spent her holiday down
home with her parents at Union City, Tennessee. If a certain phone cali doesn't come thru from a
certain boyfriend, Lillian Jedell will have the seat by the phone worn out. Has everyone noticed the
sparkler Lorna Graham is wearing? Micker O'Donnell is the lucky guy. We hear there was a little
reunión down in New Jersey for Nina Fahrner. Good luck, kids. Lucy Hawks and family really
traveled their week off. They made a 2000 mile trip to Long Beach California in a week. Lucy says
it's wonderful down there. Looking very recuperated from their illnesses are Ila Sutfin and Frieda
Wakenhut. Welcome back, girls. Marian Quackenbush did wall washing on her holiday, and she says
that's really work. Never again ! We wish to extend our sympathy to Leona Miller on the loss of her
father. Bertha Snay is back with us again after an absence. Welcome back, Bertha. Bill wishes his
name was changed to Mortimer on account of he doesn't like the initials B. S.
Best Wishes To The Bride
July 1, 1946 - The Optical Design Office welcomed Mrs. Donald P. Smith. known to most of Argus as
the former Helen Balhoff, back to wqrk with a display of ribbons, tin cans. rice, and a "lust
Married" sign. Still quite, surprised. Helen opened her gifts from her Argus friends which
included a place setting in her International Sterling, a pair of beautiful embroidered pillow
cases, and a set of four aluminum coasters. Of course, Gerry Davenport was right on hand with his
camera so we got a picture of the event. The three onlookers in the picture. June Preston, and Ginny
Winans were responsible for the display. The happy couple were married in Tower Chapel at Fort Knox,
Kentucky by Chaplain David S. Rose on Saturday, June 22 at four o'clock in a doublé ring
ceremony before an alter banked with white and cream gladiolus and lighted tapers. The bride, given
in marriage by her father, wore the traditional ifSLI, satin gown with a shoulder length veil
attached to a seed pearl embrw f ered tiara. She carried a white prayer book topped with gardenias
end streamers. Mrs. Robert Winans was her sister's maid of honor and wore powder blue net over blue
taffeta with pink ribbon trim and carried an arm bouquet of Johanna Hill roses. Phillip H. Smith.
brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man. Pvt. Ralph Stuart and Pvt. M. McWilliams seated the
guests. Pipe organ music made a beautiful background for the impressive ceremony with "O
Promise Me", "Ava Maria", "I Love you Truly", The Bridal March from
Lohengrin and Mendelsohn's "The Wedding March" being played. The ceremony was performed in
the presence of twenty-five guests from Ann Arbor, Lansing, Dexter and Fort Knox. Guests from Ann
Arbor included Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Balhoff. Miss Evelyn Balhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Winans, Robert
Balhoff. Miss Jean Klingle and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bartel; from Dexter: Mrs. Ann Hulett, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ames and Esta and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert C. Smith; from Lansing; Mr. and Mrs. Philip H.
Smith. After the ceremony a wedding supper was given by the bride's parents in the Thoroughbred Room
at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. The couple left for a short honeymoon, the bride wearing a white
gabardine suit with black accessories. Both Helen and Don are residents of Ann Arbor. Don was
inducted into the Army recently and after his discharge they will make their home here.
Social Security No Matter At What Age You Die!
Here is something you want to teil your iamily: Under old-age and survivors insurance, survivors
benefits are payable when you die - no matter at what age that happens. That is something some
workers' families still don't understand. The wife and child oí a living vage earner can't
get benefits until the worker is 65 or over and stops work. But they can get survivors benefits when
the worker dies any time, whether it's before he is 65 or after - provided he is insured at the time
of his death. There may be monthly benefits, or just a lump-sum, depending on who makes up the
family. But almost always something is payable to an insured worker's family when he dies. If the
worker leaves no one immediately eligible for monthly benefits a lump-sum death benefit is payable
if a claim is filed within 2 years. This lump-sum death benefit is payable if a claim is filed
within 2 years. This lump-sum goes to the widow, widower. child. grandchild. or parent, in the order
named. If the worker is not survived by any such relative the lump-sum may be paid itoj other
relatives or friends in reimbursement for burial expenses, ' So don't delay telling your family. You
are building benefit rightó for them. Make sure they know they can get their benefits when
you are gone - no matter at what age death comes. The Social Security Board office which serves
Washtenaw County is located at Jackson, Michigan. The telephone number is 25588.