Dollars And Sense!
Here are the Argus Profit Sharers. About 375 members and guests of the Profit Sharing Club shared
food and food for thought at the second annual dinner at the Masonic Temple, October 21. Kelly Goss
got two pieces of pie and Red Conway got in everybody's hair. Dollars and sense have brought 168 new
members into the Club, almost doubling the size of the organization in the last year.
This paper is an employees' publication. lts aims ve: 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 Becky Matson Sports Harold Peterson }Sam Schneider Photographers . . . . j Jerry Davenport
„ . . . Marie Barbier Cartoomsts Ed Palmer 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.
A Coördinator is a man who brings organized chaos out of regimented confusión. A
conference is a group of men, who, individually, can do nothing, but as a group can meet and decide
that nothing can be done. An Efficiency Expert is a man who knows less about your business than you
do and gets paid more for telling you how to run it than you could possibly make out of it even if
you ran it rigrít instead of the way he told you to.
Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
Likeable and entirely capable receiving inspector, Plant 1. Breezily but modestly disclaims any
references to personal goings-on that might appear slightly inflated in articles of this sort- but
surveys reveal several interesting items. Was bom in Flint, Michigan a week or so af ter St.
Patrick's Day in 1910 . . . went to Ann Arbor High School and now lives in East Ann Arbor. Has
worked at Argus faithfully and efficiently for over nine years, is impressed by the tremendous
changes and improvements of the last few years but claims that the early struggles were more vivid
and colorful nevertheless. Is a keen bowler and member of two teams, (the other is the Ladies' City
League), and romps off to Chicago for annual tournaments. During off hours spends as much time as
possible on dance floors but otherwise may be discovered attentively taking in all movies starring
Roy Rogers. Also may be found noisily sitting on the edge of her seat at all Detroit Lions games. At
one time belonged to the mysterious "Cross Country 10" club about which no reasonable or
adequate description has been discovered to this date.
The Dead End Kids
Our "Beautiful Character" has a new car. That is, if you can cali an eight cylinder
Carlsbad Black vehicle a car. Powered with 110 horses, looking about 16 blocks long and trimmed with
enough chrome and such to knock the ordinary person's eyes out ... is Jimmy's Buick. We think it's
simply out of this world and when Jimmy crawls in behind the wheel, he looks like he is too! (In
celebration, he had three martinis and said his eyes feit like they were both trying to look out of
the same socket!) We do believe Mac has a lot of crust.
At least he says "she used to be the toast of the town but she looks a little crummy
now" ! (Phew) Ed Drury and Sam Schneider have .... FLASH . . . We interrupt this program to
bring you a special announcement. William (Billy The Kid) Armstrong just handed usa cigar with the
announcement that Judith Lynn, five pound plus brunette became a member of the Armstrong family this
morning. As a new member of the Stork Club, Bill is mighty proud of his new addition to the census
and we're happy to add our congratulations.
Legion Of Merit
Robert D. Howse congratulated Dudley J. Scholten on receiving the Legión of Merit from the
U. S. War Department, October 24th. The presentation ceremony was held in the Armory and the
official citation reads as follows: "Lieutenant Colonel Dudley J. Scholten Air Corps. While
serving as an intelligence staff officer with Headquarters, Army Air Forces: The Joint United States
Army-Navy Intelligence Collection Agency, and Headquarters, Far East Air Forces from May 1942 to
November 1945, this officer was directly responsible for the compilation oí air intelligence
relied upon by United States Army Air Force units operating in the Africa-Middle East and the
Theaters. He personally supervised the organization of the loint Army-Navy Target Group
constituted for the production of air target information concerning the Japanese war potential.
Through his efforts the details of the All Pacific Intelligence Conference were organized in a
highly efficiënt manner and this same organizational ability was demonstrated by him in the
establishment of the Intelligence Section of the Advanced Echelon of the Far East Air Forces in
Japan. His entire service has been characterized by complete devotion to duty, understanding,
initiative and his ability to pursue a well-reasoned course o action to a successful
conclusión." Our sincere congratulations to Mr. Scholten.
Dollars And Sense!
The members of the Argus Profit Sharing Savings-Retirement ])) Plan held their annual dinner
meeting Monday evening. October 21 at the Masonic Temple. Some 300 Argus employees enjoyed a good
dinner and a pleasant evening. After everyone had eaten his fill and the tables were cleared. Mr
Howse talked to the group touching briefly upon the purpose of the Plan and introducing the Managing
Committee as those who did the work involved in the administration of its funds. Purpose of the Plan
Mr Howse told us that the sole purpose of the plan is to reward each employee in proportion to his
years of loyal service. He stated that if we are to be realistic we must admit that not all of us
will reach the top. With this in mind the present management of Xrgus was determined. he said, to
find a suitable way to help those who remain with the company a long time to attain the maximum
possible financial independence upon reaching the retirement age. He told us that numerous types of
profat sharing plans were thoroughly studied in an effort to find one that would be most equitable
and as a result of these studies, our plan was patterned after one which has been in operation for
many years. He pointed out that our plan is designed so that the amount oí the employee's
contribution is limited to $200 in any one year. Because of this limitation. higher paid employees
are prevenid from making large deposits which would entitle them to the hon s share of the funds.
This restriction on the amount any member may deposit provides the greatest benefit to the greatest
number of people. Optimistic About Future In speaking of the future at Argus. Mr. Howse stated
several new products are about ready to go into production and that at present we are manufacturing
more cameras per day than ever before in the history of the company and that when our present
facilities are put to full use. greater production will follow. He called our attention to the
extensive plant expansión and remodeling which has taken considerably longer to accomplish
than had been anticipated and pointed to this delay in construction work as one of the difficulties
in planning a smooth flow of production. He also told us that certain materials have been very
difficult to obtain due mostly to the irregularity of production in suppliers plants. He expressed
his feeling, however. that all of these difficulties will soon be overeóme and that we will
be on our way to the top in our field. Company Information and Facts Available As Mr. Howse talked
to us. he emphasized one of our most f ished privileges. He stressed the policy of the company which
provides an open channel of information concerning our jobs at Argus. Facts and figures pertaining
to the company's business, as well as all information concerning our jobs here, are available to
employees for the asking and he urged us to make full use of this privilege. He then introduced Mr.
Leason. who very ably presented the financial statistics as shown in the annual report to the
stockholders. Mr. Leason did an admirable job of handling the complicated subject of company
finances. He told us that, barring unforseen difficulties. the company should make real progress
during the coming year. He called our attention to the fact that the Profit Sharing Fund is the
owner of Argus Profit Sharing Preferred Stock in the amount of $200,000 and that the company paid
dividends of 5% to the fund as stockholders. He also pointed out that net income to the fund from
dividends and relinquishments was $36,128.48 or 10.34% of the members' total credits. When the
presentation of the financial data was completed. Mr. Leason asked for an open discussion but since
he had done such a fine job of giving us the facts there were no questions asked. Harry Letsis Paid
In Full Picture on page two shows Harry Letsis receiving a check for his full share of the Profit
Sharing, Savings-Retirement Fund from Mrs. Radford. Harry has been employed by Argus since August
10, 1937 and was one of the original members of the Plan. During the life of the plan he deposited
$613.73 in the fund. Harry recently resigned his position with the company to take over the
management and ownership of the cafetería and since he has reached the retirement age
specified in the by-laws he was paid his deposits; his share of the fund income, $402.24, plus his
entire share of the amount which had been contributed by the company, $1702.39. The total check
amounted to $2718.36. We take this opportunity to extend to Harry our thanks for a job well done and
it wish him every good fortune in his new venture.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES I k All employees must notify the Personnel ' partment 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.
Nellie Nose - It
Dear Mabel : Now I know who wears the pants in jer'tain family here. You must rememoer hearing
about the gal that spent all her money on a pair of dungarees, then lost the package? Well, her
fellow workers came to the rescue. They took up a collection to buy a new pair of dungarees. The
purchase was made, and to make the gift more personal, her name was stenciled on the back side. Then
the "committee" sent the gift via the factory mail and when our girl friend opened the
envelope . . . guess what! The new "dungarees" were extremely short, and made of pink
silk! The best hunting story we've heard yet was the one about an able Argus nimrod who tramped the
hills and dales in search of pheasants, but couldn't even find one. He finally gave up and drove
home, but his family had meat for dinner anyway - On the way home, our hero ran over a rabbit with
his car! ... Wonder why he doesn't try hunting pheasants with an airplane? It happened during Tire
Prevention Week too ! We were all up in the cafetería, getting our mid-morning dose of
caffeine, when a gal lit a cigarette and threw the match under the table. (Well, you know the
ashtray situation up there, and how was she to know that the match didn't quite reach the floor?)
Unfortunately too, the match was still carrying a torch ! Hours later, or so it seemed, our feminine
pyromaniac started acting in the manner expected from one who gets a hot seat and you can imagine
the riot. We're still having hysterics. Wet cement can also be a bit sticky. So it was discovered by
one of our dumb bunnies when she strolled through three squares of wet sidewalk cement before she
knew her shoes were going slurp, slurp. Now we understand why they wrote that song, "Ceement
mixer, putty, putty". That girl probably has a brain so small she can wear a tea bag for a
snood ! Seriously speaking Mabel, don't forget this is the kind of weather the cold fcjgs like to
set up housekeeping. To disJhrage their occupancy in your house, Ve sure to keep warm, get plenty of
rest and sleep, and it's advisable to stay home and read the papers more thoroughly, than to go to a
movie where others coughs and sneezes spreads diseases. Gotta go now . . . Let me know the gossip in
your department when you have a spare minute to write.
Our sincere sympathy is extended to Isabelle Nash who recently lost her father.
Over The Top!
Argus employees maintained their record again this year . . . Our Community Chest quota was
filled in the first 26 hours of the Drive! $2,200 was the figure aimed at but this was boosted to
$2,439 during the first week and contributions were still coming in when Argus Eyes went to press.
Chairman Mrs. Grace Radford reported that the combined efforts of Co-chairman Mrs. Barbara Titus and
Captains William Bone, Richard Wilson, Harry Rookes, Robert Haines, Larry Jones. Harry Caufman,
Wilhio Kelly and Mrs. Viola Tyler made this achievement possible. As you probably know, the Company
will match the total Argus employees' contribution, dollar for dollar. Therefore, the Argus
contribution alone will redound to our benefit by making possible the continued functioning of the
Ann Arbor Community Chest. Many many thanks to every Argus employee for continued loyal support and
cooperation. We all are extremely proud of the fact that the people at Argus recognize a worthy
cause and give freely and generously to better our community through the support of the Ann Arbor
The Very Latest
Flash . . . Reports from various sources say the Argus Fall Frolic was a hugh success ! You can
look for pictures and the story in next month's Argus Eyes.
Beauty And The Beast
Theresa McCarthy (no relation to the famed Jerry), hatched up this riddle and as we couldn't
guess the answer, we will pass it along to you in hopes you are up on your medical terms : If
appendix removal is called an appendectomy, and tonsil removal is called a tonsillectomy, what do
they cali it when a growth is removed from the head? (Answer on Page 6)
Smudges From The Paint Shop
The Paint Shop finally had their picnic at Fritz Park. It was a little late in the season, but a
hugh success. Lots to eat with Sally Kneiper, Ethel Sali, Laura Snearle and Katherine Pfahe on the
Committee. Refreshments were furnished by the men, which meant there was plenty of everything. Bill
Phillips was not able to attend. He said his wife wouldn't let him, but we think it had something to
do with the previous Saturday night. How about that, Bill? Sy Harding has been on the sick list the
past week but is up kicking again. There's just no holding him down. There have been showers in the
Paint Shop recently, the indoor kind. Peggy Crump gave one for Sally Stone at her home. Della Dieble
and Helen Frazer gave one for Katie Bauer at the Michigan League. They both received many lovely
gifts which will come in handy in a very short time as both are being married this month. Orvile
Harrison and Peck Loy were the only two from our Department who ventured out the first day of
hunting. They didn't bring any birds back, but from all reports had a good time.
trederick E. Belser, an Argus employee for the past six years, died at St. Joseph's hospital,
October 6th. A liíetime resident of Ann Arfa or. Mr. Belser was well known in the community.
He was employé d in the Purchasing & Expediting Department at Argus and had many friends
throughout the plant. To Fred's widow, his daughter, Mrs. Rodney Lemble and his grandson David, we
extend our deepest sympathy.
Five Years At Argus Wins Our Congratulations
W. R. Patton Awarded American Standards Association Citation
"In recognition of services freely given in order to meet a national need". reads the
award given to Wm. R. Patton last week, by the American Standards Association in recognition of his
work during the War years. The citation goes on, "One of the members of the War Committees of
this Association, whose devoted labors have served government, management
and workers well. Their work has been signally honored by the Armed Forces and is gratefully
acknowledged by the American Standards Association." In presenting the Citation to Mr. Patton,
Mr. Howse congratulated him not only in his own name but also for the Engineering Department and
everyone at Argus.
Looking Over The Service Department
An Ode To A Turkey
Timothy Turkey when very small Didn't care if he grew at all No monder Timothy cried and cried He
knaw dam well someday he'd be fried.
Gail Ueberhorst left the Service Department after two years to become Mrs. John Galloway. Jr.,
Saturday, October 26th. She will make Detroit her home. Everyone had a swell time at her farewell
party out at Lakeiand Inn. Gail was very happy over her gift - a pressure cooker. We are going to
miss y ou, Gail! Helen Masters left the Service Department, October lSth. She will make her home in
Coldwater, Michigan. We are going to miss you too, Helen. The f ollowing people are now associated
with the Service Department .... Gloria Bourdlais from Gladstone, Michigan was formerly employed by
Argus before her marriage ten months ago. Her veteran husband is now a member of the Ann Arbor
Pólice Forcé .... Patricia Bailey, a bride of five months, is from Kansas City. Her
"hubby" is a discharged veteran, from New York State and is attending the Engineering
school at the University of Michigan .... Al Steinaway, 81 Mortars veteran, is írom Dexter,
Michigan .... Walter Purdy from Ypsi is a new-old Argus employee. He worked here from 1936 through
1941 .... Alex Krezel. Aerial Photographer veteran from Detroit, Michigan, is married to the former
Helen Manchester of Ann Arbor. Two members of the Service Department, Bill Murphy and Nelson Cody
weren't feeling very well October lSth. We wonder why? We also hope there's a nice white ring around
his neck, fellas! Our latest scoop is the transfer of Jim Steel from the Sales Department to our
office. Jim seems to be going up the ladder, three stories at a time ! Welcome to Service, Jim !
Introducting our members of the Shipping Department and the field in which each is an authority :
Reuben Kaercher - Local History Everett Teasley - Marital Relations Calvin Foster - Metropolitan
Bright Lights Edward Diedeile - City of Dexter Fred Mowrey - Moral Reformaüon Rolland Ranson -
Cartón Making David Martin - Conversation Art Alderman - Butchering Ed Kuehn - Sports Harold
Schauer - Autos to Accordians. M. Rayment - Bragging about his gang.
Gee! Is It All Mine?
John Bissell almost caught pneumonía one night last week when his electronic blanket blew
a fuse. When ohn f ound that out he did likewise ! Dick Foster was due to be inducted nto the Army
on the 22nd, so Jim ïarvey had some of the boys out to lis house for a farewell party for Dick.
Vow the reports say, no inductions lor the rest of the year, and we're glad to have Dick with us for
a while. Rodney Mast heard that there was a shortage of outboard motors, so he purchased a Stanley
Steam engine to propel his boat.
Party Line Chatter
By the time you read this, we will be all settled in our new office. The location is back in a
corner of the second floor and it suxe will seem quiet after the sounds of hammering the pipes,
walls, ceilings and dirt falling in our hair. Don't forget to come back and say helio to us as we
are going to miss the "Grand Central Station" noise of our old location. Evelyn Loy is of
the opinión that Buick convertibles are super. She drove one the other day and we were
certainly surprised that both the car and Evelyn got back in one piece. Guess everything and
everybody must have been completely covered with insurj anee ! ' Louise is happy again. Hubby Stuart
is working days now in the Machine Shop Inspection. Ruth is another happy person. She found an
apartment here in Ann Arbor ! Ruth likes Ann Arbor and doesn't mind living alone. We think she must
be reading "Live Alone And Like It"!
Little Johnny, in a fit of insane, Put his head beneath a train. People were amazed to find How
it broadened Johnny's mind. e is nothing as refreshing as a poem, to get down to f acts; the thing
that's worrying us most is, will Doris Strite ever recover from not going to the Army game? She
begged, offered, and threatened but did Kelly get her a ticket? . . . . No! And thus we see Doris, a
beaten woman, bitter at life, and all because she couldn't go to the Army game!
Our Department has been brightened by the new shinning faces of Barbara Barr (status: engaged),
Elsie Wright (status: married), Pat Fleming (status: married), Fleurette Traxler (status: married)
and Laura Legg (status: married). They're all swell kids,. let's hope they like us and decide to
stick around. Ann, Elaine, Marge and Evelyn still continue to keep the bowling team up there among
the top teams. Yours truly just goes along to fill in the fifth space. Ann tells us we may have a
sponsor. We may become Cupid's little Pin Poppers. How about it Ann? Funny thing about a cold, after
it finds out it can't kill you, it goes away. But it did keep Jackie away for almost a week. She's
back now but no longer Jackie . . . Now we cali her the "Sulfa Kid" !
Miss Lundahl. have you ever considered a trolley between your office and Mr. Hilton's? Seems like
you'd be all worn out from all that walking. Yes girls, Dorothy Meineke talks, it's just that
everyone else talks louder and faster so Dorothy has decided to save her voice. Someday when we are
all worn out she'll still be able to talk. Irene Schneider has been voted "Girl most likely to
succeed" in the Dictaphone Department. Gee Irene, don't you ever get tired? Mr. Hilton is back
from his trip to Hawaii. He certainly looked happy when he breezed in on Monday morning and from all
reports, Hawaii is OKAY!
Audry Harding left us on October 15. Seems she has a better job. Becoming a mother to be exact.
And now a word to the ladies. Girls, don't let the meat shortage get you down. Smile and try Evelyn
Navarre's Iatest receipt. She ingeniously calis it "Egg a la Egg". Break several eggs in
fcbaking dish. Stir eggs. Put eggs in to 'Bke. Take eggs out of oven. Eat eggs. No mess, no bother,
no taste. The poor girls in the office are still suffering from ringing in their ears. The phones
were so busy after last month's Argus Eyes came out that you couldn't even hear the typewriters. The
calis were all from women (single and married) , asking whether or not Bud Davis.
Jim Steel, Bill Armstrong and Leíty Howell were married and if not, how they could meet
them. Those pictures certainly started the women drooling. Jim Steel even got an offer from
Mr. And Mrs. Phil Street Are Newlyweds At Argus
Betty Klinger and Phil Street spoke their marriage vows to Rev. Joneward at an 8:00 o'clock
doublé ring ceremony. September 7th. The First Methodist Church was decorated with bridal
white and the event was attended by 500 guests. Miss Klinger's gown of white satin had an overskirt
of net and was gathered on a fitted bodice. Her finger-tip veil was held in place by a tiara of seed
pearls and the sweetheart neckline of her gown was accented by a single strand of pearls. A cascade
of white gladiolus formed Betty's bouquet and she wore a blue zircon ring, a gift from the groom.
Preceding the wedding, Joyce Whittmore sang "Because" and "The Lord's Prayer"
during the ceremony. Attending the bride was her sister, Gennie Klinger.
She wore a blue net gown and carried a colonial bouquet of burgandy gladiolus. Randall Klinger
served as best man while William and George Cooch, George Bock and Patrick McLaughlin were ushers.
Following the ceremony, a reception for 300 guests was held at the home of the bride. The newlyweds
left for a southern trip after the reception. Both Mr. and Mrs. Street are employed in the
Production Control, Expediting & Receiving Department at Argus. Phil served with the Infantry in
the Eastern Pacific Theater of War and calis Unicoi. Tennessee his home town. We all join in wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Street all the happiness and good luck in the world!
Off The Records
Carolyn Wiley our D. M. girl) is getting married November 2nd. Lynn Dancer is the lucky fellow.
Any wonder that "Cal" Foster in the Shipping Department has been finding all those typing
errors? Best of luck, Carolyn and Lynn! Lots of the fellows around this office got the hunting
fever. Paul Haines became ill on the lSth, but reports 1 pheasant and lots of exercise the following
day. We are still trying to figure that one out ! Sympathy is extended to John Shattuck, who's car
broke down a few days before the season opened. John had no choice but to come to work. He says he
will make up for it later. Florence Esslinger also enjoys this sport. Do any of you fellows want to
match her skill? Edgar Fowler's daughter, Reva, was married to Don Zeilman on October 12th. Sylvia
Feldcamp, who attended the wedding says, "Edgar looked as proud as his daughter did
beautiful!" We are very glad to see the outside world again. For two weeks while the painters
were busy in the hall, we were marooned in our office with windows painted over.
Mcmahon - Richardson
Announcement is made of the wedding of Jane McMahon. to Wayne Elichardson, October 5th at the
Bethehem Evangelical Church. Pictures of the event weren't available when Argus Eyes went to press
so we'll save the details till next month and promise you a picture along with it. In the meantime,
all our very best wishes for happiness and good luck in the future to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson! # The
wedding date of Clem Donner and Leroy Ehnis is set for November 23. Look for details in the next
issue of Argus Eyes and meanwhile, we'd like to wish the couple lots of best wishes and
You Must Recall Hartman
The story goes that upon leaving Ann Arbor, and moving to Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, a church
problem arose. Mrs. Hartman, after attending church for three or four consecutive Sundays, was
approached by the good Father and asked, "What's Mr. Hartman?" She thought a moment and
replied, "I don't know". He asked, "Lutheran?" She answered "no". She
also answered "No" to all the other religions. Finally he asked her if he was one of the
Klu Klux Klan. "What is that?", she asked. He said, "That's a devil under a
sheet." She said, "That's Hartman!"
We welcome the following new-comers to our Department : Walter Gowdy. Norman Lymons, Charles
Desmond, Dave Redden, Ben Martin and Prancis Nokes. We're glad to have Betty back af ter a brief
illness. She ooks fine now. Leola attended the Lions football game at Detroit last Sunday, and all
those who were lucky to get tickets, attended the Army-Michigan game on Saturday. Were curious to
know what the attraction is out on U. S. 23. Leola is seen out that way of ten! Mary Jane, Ida,
Eileen and Leola motored out to the Farm Cupboard for a chicken dinner. They sure looked sleepy the
next morning . . . and said the "theater" kept them out late!
Amanda has had fifteen new babies just recently, and they really keep her busy. That many puppies
would keep anyone busy ! Harold went duck hunting the other day and said the ducks didn't duck,
because he brought home two. Stuart tells us quite a lot about his "161" games in bowling.
How about the others, Stu? We are sorry to see "Mac" leave us again, but we hope he is
happy in his new job. We welcome Joe Rapley and Ralph Ridenour, our new gage Inspectors. Naomi is
flashing a new ring on the third finger of her left hand! When will the big event take place, Naomi?
We are glad to hear Nina is better. She is still with her sister in Detroit.
Scraps From Machine Shop
FLASH : Bom to Mr. & Mrs. Adolph teinke - not one, but seven ! Wittle White Wabbits . . .
Adolph says quote, Shucks, nothing to it!" You've had the football game scores, he baseball
games results, and the )owling standings, so here's our hunting eason results f or October ISth :
Frank Johnson shot 1 rabbit. Franis Wright shot two pheasants but ouldn't find 'em afterwards.
("They were big ones, too!") Conley Graves lot one squirrel, he brought his home! W.
Graves didn't see a pheasant ut he did get a squirrel. John Perry iot one pheasant (anybody got a
spare cense?). Charles Dressel saw a bird and shot at it without a shell in the hamber. Tsk, tsk.
Herbert Whitie loberts shot a bird and a squirrel. . E. Donohue got back. Cliff Olson saw a
squirrel, but missed!" Richard 'urner saw seven foxes, got one rabbit and one squirrel. George
Navarre shot one squirrel. Paul Haines shot a pheasant. Doc Huston brought home a pheasant. Cari
Seegar got the bird limit. George Pickering got "the bird'" (the next day when Boston lost
the World Series). Jem Eubank, "Oh w.ell, today is meat day at Packers". Charles Weir
didn't shoot any pheasants. None happened to fly through Cupid's! Ozzie Hoeít got one rabbit
and one pheasant. John Shannahan got 4 glasses. Mr. S Mrs. Louis Belleau are now comfortably settled
in their new house on their one acre farm on West Ellsworth road, some seven miles from town.
This is the sad tale of Harry Rooks. Or rather, his new house. Anyway, it's sad. In the
beginning, Harry had a beautiful corner lot on which to build his Home Sweet Home. Then the State
Highway decided to build a road so they chopped off a corner of Harry 's lot. The road finally
developed into a boulevard and of course, another slice of the lot had to be taken for the dividing
strip of grass and another slice for the other half of the boulevard. Naturally, there must be a
space between the road and the sidewalk so a slice was taken for it. Then the sidewalk itself cut
into the lot .... and before our boy could say "skooryrrah" - that's Harry Rooks spelled
backwards, he had a lot so small that now he just has enough space to build a log cabin about the
size of his machine shop office. We're just hoping Chick Sales doesn't come along the boulevard and
cut a half-moon in Harry's front door!
Are You A Member ? Argus Recreation Club Enroll Today
After the first five weeks of the 1946-47 Argus bowling season, the teams are beginning to level
off with the Bears holding down the first slot with a record of 16 wins and 4 losses. The return of
many service men has added strength to many of the teams, and if these can regain their old form, it
is more than likely that the title will be decided by their showing. In these first weeks, Bears,
Tool Inspection, Cellar Aces and Office have taken over the lead roles, but it is too early to
establish any one of these as the team to baat for the championship. The Cellar Aces have been a
definite surprise this year. In past seasons this entry has struggled to keep' out of the cellar,
but at this date the team is only two games out of first place. Tool Inspection, captained by Bill
Fraser, led the league for the first four weeks and the members of this team have been bowling
exceptionally well, but this fact will prove a handicap in the weeks to follow. Carrying high
averages will make it necessary for the Inspectors to spot other teams and this may prove to be
their downfall. Of the four teams leading at this point it seems that Office is in the best
position. The Office five is only two games off the pace, and they have been able to gain this
rating with none of its members up to his past average. When this team hits its stride, it is going
to be a tough one to beat. Last year's Championship Methods team has. the same group back this year,
and it is certain that they will be in fight for the title. At the pre-season meeting it was decided
again this year to offer extra cash prizes for the first seven places. With this added incentive it
is certain that the teams will battle for these place positions. Early season form has meant very
little in past years, so it seems reasonable to expect one of those teams down in the standings will
move into a challenging position and capture the crown.
The eyes of the football world were focused upon Ann Arbor on October 12th when mighty Army
tangled with Michigan which is boasting one of the best teams in the history of the school. The game
was played before an overflow crowd of 80,000 wild-eyed spectators, and it is doubtful if any day
for the entire season will furnish the thrills
an chills that this struggle did. The Army powerhouse entered this game with a record of 21
consecutive wins and the Wolverines were intent upon breaking that string. The Michigan eleven
failed to do this, but they carried the fight the entire game only to ose out by the score of 20-13.
Bef ore the final gun sounded, however, the Army team and its Cadet supporters suffered the most
uncomfortable moments they have had in the past three years. After the loss of this game the coaches
will concéntrate on winning the Big Nine title. Miching and Northwestern are the only teams
in the conference who have not suffered a defeat. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio State should not
cause too much trouble in the Wolverine's other conference games so the Michigan eleven should enjoy
its first undisputed championship of the last thirteen years.
Bowling Notes From The Ladies' League
The Argus Ladies League, going into the sixth week of bowling has posted some fine scores
already. The Harmony Restaurant has high team series of 2113, without a handicap and the City
Slickers have 1995 with handicap. High team single game without handicap goes to the Paint Shop as
they posted a 737 game and the City Slickers have high single game of 721 with handicap. Sally Stone
has high single game of 204. Leola Stoner and Alice Blanchard share the honors for high individual
series of 489. We also pay honor to the girl who bowls the lowest game, Arline Lewis. She has a low
game of 44! Doris Layer showed us how to piek up the 6-7-10 split. Here are the team standings to
1936-1946--ten Years At Argus
ANSWER TO RIDDLE A haircut
One of the best football games we've ever witnessed, was the Army game. They teil me Betty R. had
a choice seat. Right next to Blanchard. And oh! What we girls wouldn't give for a chance like that.
No wonder she didn't remember all the details of that game. Now we understand, Betty. We're sorry to
hear that Virginia hasn't been feeling well these past few days. Hurry and get well Ginny. because
we miss you. The newest recruits in the Department are Ada Karr. Dorothy Warren. Charlene James,
Helen Jahlfs, Ertis Hannan, Mary Rafeld, Ann Pickering and Edith Garlick. Blondes predominating of
course. Girvan. you can't do this to us! We miss Cecile Eubank and hope she'll be with us soon.
Since her illness we've noticed there's not enough laughter in her corner. What's the matter with
Alyce M. lately? We haven't heard about her romancing for a long time. Could it be she 's being
secretive?? Too bad Mary Green couldn't start the hunting season with a bang. It seems someone stole
her gun. The meanies! Tough luck, Mary. It's like oíd times having Dagney Smock with us
again. Uncle Sam got her man. Temporary set up though. In the meantime, we're also getting another
good bowler for our team. We need your support Dagney. Mary Wingrove is on the run these days too.
The reason of course is her son Raymond will marry Vivían Delano, October 25th. About the
toughest problem now, we'll all agree, is the housing problem. "Red" is the latest victim.
Right now even a good buy on a "pup" tent would
be welcome. Any clues to one would be greatly appreciated. Just contact Red or Eddie in the
Assembly Department. "Ma" Green still gets around to visit the sick and we think she's
mighty thoughtful. Ruby Hanselman made a quick trip to Pikeville, Kentucky, to see her sister who
was seriously ill. Hope she recovers rapidiy, Ruby. What fellow in the Optical Assembly gave a
certain girl $2.00 to get a marriage license to marry another guy? Broadminded we'd say. This same
girl s so jittery and nervous anyone just ouldn't help guess she's taking that atal step soon. Leona
Ward is now singiñg, 'Oh, hose lonely nights", since they switched íer hubby's
shift. Some people can get away with murder these days. Ask Bette R. whose nusband is now on the
pólice forcé. Now all the girls want to get lost so ie can take them home. He's that
handome ! Congratulations Esther W., on your jrand new grand-daughter. We hear she's very sweet. All
we'll have to do is ook at your face to be convinced of that. There's a couple of blondes in this
Department that have been wishing and praying for a chance to get better acquainted with our new
fellow. Come on Ted, give us a break. The song "Shanty Town" by Johnny Long used to be our
favorite until a certain girl in the assembly got the words for it. Esther McAuliffe and her
daughter Carol, are beginning to wonder if this trip to Japan is worth all the needies they have
been getting. It's no joke, says Esther.
Say girls, have you heard anything about a man shortage here? It seems since a little gal from
Pinckney carne here, there just aren't enough to go around. She rides to work in the morning with
several, meets another on her rest period and even has two helpers book her at noon hours f or
several dates in advance. It's a gift, girls. Helen Fraser and Della Dieble gave a miscellaneous
shower for Katie Bauer, at the Michigan League in the Kalamazoo room. About thirty girls attended,
games were played and fun was had by all. She was showered with many beautiful gifts. Katie will
take that big step on October 26th. We know she'll make a lovely bride and we wish her the best of
Hello Veterans--welcome Home!
This is the latest scoop from Department 27 & 28 .... or, "Midnight Madness".
Freddie (Hot-Lip's) Bentz, the checker board glamour boy, has seriously been considering Tex
Beneke's advice and is to start lessons soon .... on the piano. Leo has been quite starry-eyed
lately, could be an addition to the family, Leo? Yes, could be. Hmmmmm. Bud Robert's is going back
to the Buckeye State and go into the Real Estáte business .... Thing's are looking up. B.
Billau has a large sign by his home, 'Professional Advice to Pheasant Hunters".
Conrad Ganzhorn got his limit the ñrst day of hunting season . . . but he has been feeding
the same pheasants all summer, the rascal. Ted Trib (The Wolf) has been preying on innocent victims
down Dexter way, or so they say. Paul (Muscle-Man) McCoy has been taking weight lifting quite
seriously but he had been neglecting his hair, which he usually has set twice a week. Pepper has
smiled three times in the
past week, and took four real fast steps, which is very unusual, but it's nice to know he's
awake. Ray Taylor has been getting results and moving a lot of glass in Department 28. But we would
like to know where he hides his whip at night. We all think Albert G. looks sort of run down and
should take our advice and take some good tonic. Maybe a good night's sleep will do 'the trick, Al.
Ann Andrews has recently been voted the prettiest girl in Department 28. There's no question about
it. There are a lot of new faces in Department 27. We all hope they enjoy working in our big happy
When you see M. Marshall yawn and stretch, you should know why he doesn't get any sleep at night.
The way we understand it, he has a brand new car and he sits up all night just looking at it! Bill
Gillespie still thinks that Gene Autry should be featured on the Hit Parade instead of Andy Russell.
'Nuff dirt for this issue, see you nw-tv month ! Tj,
A Very Happy Birthday, Dad!