1947 Recreation Club Will Function With These New Officers
Basketball Is Revolutionized By "ahpas"
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 Becky Matson Sports Harold Peterson Photographers . . . .jm Schneider (Jerry Davenport
Cartoonists I Marie Barbier lEd 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
Your safety committee feels that all employees of Argus should be informed as to what we are
doing. There are many things that encompass the purpose and activity of the committee, and to put it
in very simple words, the ultimate result of all its effort is to make the place where you work and
the actual work you do safer . Saftey comes first, last and always in the mind of your committee and
you, as an Argus employee, are the one we are trying to help by making everything about you and your
job a safer one. Some of you, no doubt, are aware of some of the things that have been done in the
past, such as air tests over degreasing tanks, respirators to be worn in certain occupations and
safety glasses for those people whose occupation is such that an eye injury could be very
General plant housekeeping is something we always strive for. Do not get the impression that it
is for the janitors only to keep a place clean. If each employee will take pride in keeping his own
working area clean, then a whole department will look neat, tidy, and have a much higher rating by
others coming into the department. Any place that is neat and orderly is a much safer and much more
pleasant place to work. We have had some very nice compliments from outsiders who come into our
plant and find good house-keeping habits. We have also had criticism about poor housekeeping in
other departments, which is not good to hear. Let us all take pride in what we do and try to be a
bit more careful than perhaps we havt been in the past. When the weather permits, the committee has
made arrangements to have a traffic lane painted on the streeet be tween the two plants. Also a
caution sign for traffic so that cars driving on Fourth Street will be cautious and watch for people
and trucks passing between the buildings. Previously one has practically taken his life in his
hands, when crossing the street. We hope to make it "safer" for the employee. Also, signs
are being made( which I hope will be up when you read this) and placed at intersections along the
traffic lane in Plant I. These signs are to warn the employee to watch for trucks and also for the
people handling the trucks to watch for an employee. It is a modified traffic signal, for everyone
to look for cross traffic before stepping into the traffic lane. We don't want anyone to have the
misfortune of getting hurt, when only a little consideration on everyone's part can prevent anything
happening. Please don't think the Safety Committee is in any way trying to díctate what
you are to do, but whenever anything is suggested from the committee, try to bear with us, because
you will see that you are the ones we are thinking of and your safety. We encourage you to submit
any suggesfons you might have, and ï can assure you they will all be given consideration at the
regular monthly meetings which are held the third Wednesday of each 'month. Suggestions may be given
to Leslie Carlson, Safety Committee Chairman.
Shades Of Barney Oldfield
The latest noon-time recreation in the Engineering Department these days, is jet racing. Bob
White, Bob Borusch and Verne Nelson built small racers propelled by carbon dioxide cartridges. The
cartridges, in the rear of the racer, are punctured to release the gas which acts as a rocket
engine. Verne Nelson's racer holds the record with an average speed of 80 m.p.h. for the length of
the 150 foot corridor. Ralph Ridenour is now working in
the Optical Laboratory. We are happy to hear that Bill Patton is the new General Superintendent
of Plant II. We wish him success, and also Gerry Buhrman who is leaving for Cheboygan soon. WANT AD:
Paper hanging jobs wanted by Patton, Wilson & Meidrum, Incorporated. Rates : 40 cents per hour
and a case of beer. Satisfaction guaranteed or your empty bottles back!
Spring Frolic Will Be Fun Packed Event Of April 12th
Come one, come all to the Recreation Club Spring Frolic, Saturday night, April 12th, at the
Washtenaw Country Club. As the period April 6 through April 12 has been designated as Army Week, it
seems fitting that we, who during the War put all our cooperative effort into our country's welfare,
should think of our country at this particular time. The U. S. Treasury Department has issued a film
entitled "America The Beautiful", and is delivering the film to use on Saturday, April 12,
so that it can be shown as an added feature at the Spring Frolic. The film showing will be at 8 :00
P.M., followed by the dance at 9 :00. To further make it a gala evening for all, there will be roses
for the gals, a three-act floor show and sandwiches and coffee for free. The dance is for Argus
Recreation Club members only, plus one guest a piece ! We'll see you at the dance !
TO: MEMBERS OF ARGUS, INCORPORATED PROFIT SHARING FUND In the recent election for new
committeemen to serve on the Managing Committee of the Fund for the ensuing year. Mr. Edward Girvan
and Mr. Harry Rookes were elected by the members of the Fund. The Trustee of the Fund, Mr. Howse,
advised that the Company's selected representatives were Mr. Jay H. Leason and Mrs. Grace Radford.
The Managing Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Trustee in the operation of the Fund.
It is your committee and represents your interests. If you have questions or problems relating to
Fund matters, do not hesitate to contact any member of the Committee. J. L. CLEMENS Secretary of the
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.
Shrewd, quietly-humorous manager of the Cost Department, where he oversees, with a cold,
discerning eye, the intricacies of (a) Cost Analysis Forms, (b) Analysis of Cost Analysis Forms, and
(c) Breakdowns of (a) and (b). Was born at Buffalo, New York on February 11, 1908, graduated from
the University there and came to Ann Arbor to continue with specialized accounting courses at the
University of Michigan. Owns his own home at 1308 Prescott where he is debating the advisability of
laborously erecting a garage himself or paying astronomical sums to garage-building fanatics. Was
formerly with the Dupont Rayon Company where he helped establish the Sales División. Recent
long distance phone conversations with the above fail to reveal any serious or unfavorable results.
Is a keen poker and bridge player and energetically belongs to the Duplícate Bridge Club with
headquarters at the University League. Is a member of the National Association of Cost Accountants
and periodically breezes off to Detroit and elsewhere to take part intrepidly in heated discussions
involving accurals, defalcations, amortizations, etc. Likes to bowl and play golf and can return
from hunting and fishing expeditions with fairly reasonable and credible overstatements.
Off The Records
A great move has been made in the Receiving and Production Control Office. Shining desks and
filing cabinets show us the Jack Covey and "Crew", (namely, Peg Allen, Leona Breisch and
Noreen Conklin), have taken a great liking to the main floor and have moved in to occupy an office
with Harry Rookes, Betty Street. Barbara Ruttle and Carolyn Dancer. All of which leaves Florence
Esslinger, Sylvia Feldcamp and Genevieve Gala, setting up office quarters in the' 'rocess Stock
Room. We miss Lucille leauchamp. She has moved to the 'urchasing Office and we wish her lots f luck,
on her new job. Naturally, we all know of Herb Oliver's promotion, and if anyone deerves it, Herbie
does. Good luck to ïim ! Ken Geiger and his new responsiñlities certainly are on the
busy side. Say Ken, we sure admire that new desk lamp of yours. Better watch it or you may be
lookintj for it.
Smudges From The Paint Shop
There seems to be a lull in the Paint Shop activities this month. With all of this snow and ice,
the folks are'nt getting around much. They seem to be perfectly contented staying home by the fire.
Sally (Stone) Wentworth and Basil moved into their brand-new home on Henry Street. From all reports,
it is very nice. We are all looking forward to the housewarming in the near future. Jim Barth is
among the married men now. He was married to Opal Grundy on January lst. The folks presented him
with a lovely blanket and some linens. Good luck, Opal and Jim! Rube spent the weed-end at Houghton
Lake, fishing and so forth. The Scoop of the month . . . Orviel Harrison flew to Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, to meet his one and only and complete plans for a June wedding. We're all very happy
about it, Orviel. Ethel and Mike were hurrying down Woodward Avenue in Detroit one Saturday, doing a
little last-minute shopping for that big day . . . It was the 22nd to be exact. It seems that Si was
cheated out of tiis paddling this year, just because his birthday feil on Saturday. Sorry we slipper
up Si, we surely will make up for it next year.
Know Your Representative
Newly elected Representatives of the Argus Recreation Club are listed below. Get acquainted with
yo "jl own representative and volunte ij your help and cooperation. Their appreciation will be
expressed by successful Club activities this year, from which of course, you will benefit. Good luck
to all! Department No. 10 & 44 - Roman Wojoiehowski Department No. 15 - Jim Barth Department No.
18 & 19- Francis O'Donnell Department No. 20 & 44- Helen Allen Department No. 26, 27 &
28- Ray Taylor I'epartment No. 29 & 31- Marie Nagel Department No. 40 & 42 - John Engelhardt
Department No. 39 & 42- Everett Teasley Department No. 47 48 & 44- Ida Trambley Department
No. 54 & 42 - Delton Maple Department No. 60, 61, 81 & 89- Kathryn Pfiefle Department No.
65, 66 & 68- Shirley Wangberg Department No. 70 - Bud Farrell Department No. 71- Edward Palmer
Department No. 74, 75 & 78- Theresa McCarthy
Red Cross Drive Results
Argus employees gave a total of $1,189.71 to the Red Cross this year, with the Company matching
the employee contribution. Many thanks to all.
Newcomers to the Service Department Office personnel are Helen Muil and Francés Riggs.
Helen is married and has a daughter Elizabeth Anii 12 years oíd. Francés is from
Daytj#JÉ Ohio, and was formerly with the Iií ternal Revenue. Welcome to Argus, Helen
and Francés. Merriem Russell who has been on leave for quite some time due to.illness, will
be back with us by the tilne Argus Eyes goes to press. We have missed her a lot.
Cards Of Thanks
I wish to express my appreciation to the Argus Recreation Club for the beaut!ful plant sent to me
while I was ill. Wilma Wahl
Merriam Russell wishes to thank the Argus Recreation Club for the beautiful flowers she received
while in the hospital during her recent illness.
flbie Ides of March are here again. ft was the time of the year that Caesar was warned against.
Today we still carry on that tradition in memory of the Old Romans in the form of Income Tax Day. If
you have any money, you try to "ide" it and if the Government finds it, they
"Caesar'1. March lSth really wasn't so bad this year, what with your correspondent's new
offspring obliging making his arrival on the 27th of December, thus showing a practical side to his
nature at a rather early age. It is encouraging to know he is going to be a Republican by saving
money right at the start. Our office type-tapper, Gracie, was out Friday night, celebrating a
wedding anniversary with her bosom pal, Eunice, at the Villa-Bee. According to reports from our spy,
they bought a half interest in the place before they could forget those (how many?) long years of
wedded bliss! Eunice's advice to the newlyweds; keep your husband by teaching him to wash and wax
floors, it keeps them under control. We would like to say that Katy has demonstrated her ability to
fill Glenn's shoes, but a 6V2 AA in a size 14 EEE is a little loose in the instep, but as far as the
job is concerned, she is doing a grand job. Those campus cuties, Brenda and Cobina, known to their
intimates as Eleanor and Jan, have at last found an apartment. The invitations for the house warming
will soon be forthcoming. Sue Singleton, Betty to her friends, is now an old-timer with us, but she
works so hard and says so little that she is a poor source of news. Mary Jane tells us that she will
be at Derby Downs this year in person to place her bet on the favorite's nose in the Kentucky Derby.
Also a chance to do a little visiting with Mary Upchurch, an alumnae of Accounts Payable.
Norm Tweed and his Mrs. took the mM trail north for skiing over the Pjc-end. We understand he
makes a '.try neat "Sitzmark". Roy Craik, has at last received his new car. The day of
delivery he paced the floor so much that we thought he was outside the OB Ward instead of Huron
Motors. And as the sun sinks slowly in the west, we bid farewell to our gentle readers until next
That peculiar looking green vegetable that appeared in the Grinding Room one afternoon, after
resting comfortably at home all morning, was none other than "Guzzle Whitmore". Nice stag
party though ! Our glamour boy, Fine-Grinder-with the-wave-in-his-hair, of the Y.M. CA., has finally
bee bitten by the love bug. Must be the spring air. Anyway, we hear she is from Kentucky and he has
learned to yodel. "Mighty Mouse" McCoy's theme song is "Missouri, I Hear You
Calling". Must be he's getting mighty homesick for the farm. We now know why Pepper highhatted
us the other day. He was so proud of his 449 bowling game series . . . if he keeps that score
soaring, he will soon be eligible for the Women's League ! By the time you read this, Brice and
Mildred will be all settled in their new home. How about a housewarming? Ted Tirb, the wolf from
Dexter, is investing in a new cottage by a lake. Wonder who the lucky gal is? Mmmm. Bernie looks
much like a turret gunner these days. Could be it's from that trailer he's living in! Benton has
been trying to find an income tax reduction. No, Sam, , ben Inn is not a dependent !
Poor Beverly is a year older, but lucky us (including Francés W. and Viola T.), we got to
celébrate the occasion by a good time at playing Euchre and eating cake 'n ice cream at Mrs.
Radford's. The fact that Bev's footloose and fancy-free life is soon to end was brought to her
attention by the few remembrances she received .... lovely, hand-made apron, kitchen utensils and
dish cloths ! Congratulations are due Mr. and Mrs. Don Reid who are celebrating their Silver Wedding
Anniversary this month. We've all been thinking of Barb Titus these last few days. She was called
home last week at the death of her mother. Our sincerest sympathy is hers. Don't know how he does
it, but Roy surely keeps the bowlers in line and manages to keeD track of all their handicaps! He
has been doing a wonderful job of it this year.
Spring Thaw Awakens Tool Room Hibernation
The Ir on Curtain: After months of secrecy surrounding the toolroom, news at last is able to
cross the frontier. Eight months of diligent searching through old Argus Eyes failed to produce an
item from here. There have been whispers that there really was no toolroom. One object of this
article will be to reveal to the employees of Argus that there is a toolroom and that people work in
Department 54. The Job: To those people who have never seen or heard of the toolroom our job
consists of making the dies, tools, jigs and fixtures that go into the making of the Argus line.
Drill jigs, special wrenches, form tools and dies for making shutter leaves and other camera parts,
gages for checking the various components of the camera, projectors and scopes - all are made in the
toolroom. Ladies Aid: The end of '46 and the start of '47 saw a mad whirl of social activities
centered around the toolroom. A New Year's party at Schwaben Hall was attended by practically
everyone. The program for the evening was quite varied. First we had several educational films. They
included "Why do Bees and Flowers?", "Primitive Man", and a "Short History
of the Opera". After the movies, tea and crumpets were served as everyone sat down to several
tables of Old Maid. February lst several of us pulled a surprise birthday part on Rickleman at his
house. Again tea and crumpets were served and group games were played. The party ended at 2 a.m.
Say, where were you, Riek? News Shorts: The end of February saw the new model cameras put away and
everyone suffering from an occupational hangover. Every day since Christmas the daily song and dance
was that we had
rush, hot, urgent jobs. The funny part of it was that everyone had about ten jobs to do, each one
of which was hotter and more important than the other. The result was that everybody was biting his
nails, tearing his hair and generally commitüng mental hari kari. The camera show at Cleveland
produced an interesting vignette. Ted Schlemmer, the foreman of the toolroom, was looking at the
Argus cameras that he helped make when a cub salesman for Argus came up and asked Ted if there was
anything that he would like to know about the new cameras ! Ted asked him how long he had worked at
Argus and the cub said, "Two weeks." - Well, was there Ted? Cari Bates phoned and asked
for a dog team and sled to get him out of Dexter. This is the second day he has been unable to get
here. Tough. Harlow Pullen is also snowed in somewhere North of Brighton. His phone was knocked out
of order but he sent word by carrier pigeon that he'd be in by the first Spring; thaw. Joe Majewski
now arrivés ten minutes late eyery day and leaves ten minutes early in order to keep that new
Dodge from being scratched. Bill Frazier has a new DeSota. Won't let son Jim ride in it. Say, how
much DID that cost, Bill? Bed Pans and Oíd Lace: Harold Sweet extends thanks and appreciation
to the Argus Recreation Club for the flowers sent to him during his recent incapacitation. Cris
Korte also says thanks for flowers he received during his siege of mumps. Bill Fike says, "Many
thanks to the Argus Recreation Club for the plant I received during my recent illness." Track
Team: L. Mulholland became a floorpacer on December 30, 1946 when he became father to a daughter,
Rita Ann. J. D. Maple joined the trotters club on February 17, 1947, when Linda Louise was born to
his wife, Margrette.
Leona Stoner Weds John Kendrovics
The marriage of Miss Leola Stoner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs H. Stoner of East Ann Arbor, and John
Kendrovics of Ann Arbor, took place Saturday night, March 1, at the home of Rev. Stringer at 514 W.
Jefferson Street. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Roland Eearney. The bride wore an Eleanor
blue dress with black accessories and a corsage of white freesia and carnations. A wedding dinner
was served at The Farm Cupboard. Mr. and Mrs. Kendrovics are making their home at 3735 N.
Territorial Rd. Everyone at Argus join in wishing the couple the very best of everything, lots of
good luck and happiness.
We are sorry to report that Elsie P. and Millie M. are off on sick leave, but glad to say that
Alice W. is able to be on the job again. Now that Elsie and Mille are off Ma Green has been promoted
to Supt. of Lens Washing and Polishing. She is busier than the well known cat. It is rumored that it
is even interfering with her conversation. Our Ex. reporter Alyce M. reports that it is impossible
to get any news in Optical Assembly. Your new reporter tried to solve that problem by installing a
recorder in the rest room. Unfortunately 90 percent of all the news from that source is unprintable.
It is so good though that we are considering a new paper. "Rest Room Record", which will
be sold to members of the R.R.R. club only. Gert says that when Girvan is worried you can always
teil by the red spot that appears on his forehead. Well, when his whole face turns red and his hair
white you'll know that the Bonus System finally got to Optical Assembly. He has spent considerable
time explaining Bonus to the gals, but always ends the same way. The explainee always puts a crimp
in it by saying, "Yes, I understand all that, but what's Bonus?1' We hear Esther Mc Auliffe is
now in Carlisle Pa., and also that some ditry !! & '()"$$ stole her brand new Movie Camera,
and projector. That's a tough break, Esther, but with the money you save sleeping in the car, while
looking for a house you will soon be able to buy a new outfit. Vi W. finally got her chair lowered
so that it is comfortable. It took four men and a boy to get it so that it was just so. She now
looks as if she is sitting in a hole. Ask Ted to show you the picture of his Glamour Gal, Hubba,
Hubba! He wanted us to publish it in A.E., but we're afraid the Tool Room boys would grab all the
copies. Leona Ward and Betty R. the C.P. girls (no, not Chemically Pure) are back on the beam again,
and moving so fast that they're having a little difficulty keeping within schedule. Have you heard
about. xthe undying romance between Esther W. and Curly? For further details consult the Pinckney
Flash. And speaking of the P.F. she's been pretty quiet since she got back from Florida. What's the
matter Rosie, Horse trouble or is Alyce bragging so much about her hunk of ice that you can't get a
word in? The Ford girls Helen S. and Edith F. are working for Ma now, while waiting for parts, and
are polishing the "What Bing said"., out of the Lenses. Who is this Jeannie with the light
brown hair that Tiny talks about? We have'nt got the story straight, but it seems she moved, or had
her name left out of the phone book or something. If you have any news contact Tiny. Reject Manager
C.P. line. Although the Scope production is between contracts, glamour boy Dickie has a couple of
Scopes that he won't let go. Is he checking the Scopes, the target, or the two luscious blondes at
the other end of the room. Find out for us, will you Gert? (Not you Haines). Spring has sprung. The
14,000 girls Helen A., Thressel C, Helen F., Mary G., and Dagney S., drew a deep breath of spring
air and started polishing the benches. They look dam good too. ■
Who Said "three's A Crowd?"
We had our first look at Baby Plettner yesterday. Is he ever cute ! Pictures later. Celebrating
Eileen's departure for California were Kendrovics, Olive, Catherine and Eileen, who went to La
Góndola for supper and then to the show. Doris has returned after a rest of two weeks. Looks
fine, we think. Sorry Ila is ill. Hope she is back at work soon. We miss Bud, Lillian and Louise who
are now in the Machine Shop. We're glad to have Bill Tetter back after a week's absence. Leola
visited in Grand Rapids lately, accompanied by Johnny who was bowling in Muskegon. Laura is about
the happiest grandmother we have seen. She is mighty proud of her new grand-daughter. We extend our
sympathy to Betty and Bob who lost their mother last week.
The Burr Room had a birthday party for George Pickering March 14th, and presented him with an
electric alarm clock. You'd better be at work on time now, George! Mary Fowler is wearing a sparkler
these days. Wedding bells will be ringing for her soon. Helen Bisbee has been taking frequent trips
to Detroit lately. What's the attraction over there, Helen? Adeline Opheim is cruising around in a
new Buick now. Nice going Ad, but how did you do it? Marvel DeMara spent the week-end at Lucille
Miller's house at Portage Lake, and gained five pounds. You've had to much cooking practice,
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Argus Employees, Betty Kappler and Lyle Bott. No
date has been set for the wedding. Best wishes to both Betty and Lylel
Condolence is offered to Lena Allen of the Camera Assembly Department, w'io recently lost her
husband, and Barbara Titus of the Personnel Office, who was called home last week at the death of
A Letter From Alaska
Betty Collingwood, ex-Sales Department employee, is now living in Anchorage, Alaska. For the
benefit of all her Argus friends, we're printing excerpts from a recent letter we received from
Betty "... We had quite a lovely trip to Alaska. We drove to Seattle and flew from there to
Anchorage. We had some housing difficulties for a while, but are now very comfortably settled in a
completely modern apartment. Anchorage is a mixture of pioneer and modern. However, the next few
years will really make a big difference because they are trying hard to get modern buildings
erected. It's a "big" little town. The biggest drawback is the shipping problem. The
Maritime strike really crippled Alaska and it is slowly recovering and hoping March lst does'nt
bring another strike. People here use airplanes as readily as they use cars in the States. Of
course, it really gets cold here and the snow remains on the ground all winter. Our youngsters are
getting fat and seem to be thriving on Alaskan weather. They love all the snow and are crazy about
the Husky teams that they see here quite often. Please say "Helio" to all my friends at
Argus, particularly in the Sales Department.
Duz may have their Mr's. Hush, but ales has its Miss Fingerprint. Now 11 you have to do to enter
our amazng contest is to write in two million words or more, why you think man ïole covers are
round instead of square, end your entry to Dick Tracy. He must know. We don't. Entries will be udged
on the basis. As yet, we don't cnow what basis. Then all you have o do is guess whose fingerprint is
shown n page 5 of this paper. Clue : This fingerprint was made rom the finger of a hand. Prizes: A
round trip ticket to State treet from Argus on the street car, nd the entire fourth floor of your
ïouse painted (providing you want it reen and purple.) We wish to hang out the welcome gn to
Pat Wiegerink and Elizabeth iigg. Hope you like it kids. The Stork Cometh : Remember Pat 'lemming?
She and Jim became the )roud parents of an 8 pound boy last rrlday. Congratulations, Pat and Jim.
This month of March finds Barbara ïustling like mad, getting ready for a )ring wedding, but
even Fleurette asn't seen her trousseau yet. Doris Strite is retiring. She seems o think Joyce Ann
should have a play mate. Some'one is always looking for an )artment. Anyone knowing of an
available apartment, please contact Jackie Schaffer. Is she going to live alone? Oh no, ever hear
of Don Naylor? I noticed Irene reading a book on ' How To Be a Good Mother-In-Law1'. Seems she
became one in February. Soon as we flipped the page on the calendar to April, Mr. Armstrong raced
out and bought himself some seeds, and tools. We'll probably be buying all our vegetables from him.
You've heard about tra veling salesmen . . . Well, our boy Bud Davis is now on the road. Elaine and
Ed stepped into the upper four hundred the other day and bought themselves a car. They too are under
the impression that automobiles are here to stay. Someone tried to teil me one night that two can
live as cheaply as one. How about it, Kelly? Our two Kathryns are so quiet that I can't make up my
mind if they are wrapped up in their work or bored stiff. Our Fashion Director, Ann Kachula, tells
us that you're just out this season if you have a red smock. Eve and Jean immediately followed her
suggestion. That accounts for those dashes of flames that dart around the office. Looks like the
Oscar for bowling this season will go to Laura. Whatta woman ! Every week she improves . Cal Haugh
also thinks it's spring. He even went so far as to have his
office moved in order to get full benefit of the cool April breezes. After much thought I decided
to interview Miss Lundahl personally on the subject of spring. I tried to talk to her but she was so
busy that she just looked amazed and said, "Good Heavens, is it Spring?"
Fred & Ellen Bentz
Honored At Shower
Mrs. Myrvin Stokka (formerly Miss Opal Conley was feted at a lovely shower given March 4, 1947,
by Miss Marvel De Mara and Mrs. Aaron Otts, at the home of Mrs. Otts in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Bunco
was the diversion of the evening. High prize being won by Mrs. Stokka, second prize by Leona
Baltezor, and consolation by Adeline Opheim. Delicious refreshments were served later in the evening
by the hostesses. The bride received many beautiful gifts. Those who attended were Mrs. Mary Fowler,
Adeline Opheim, Mrs. Edna Kappler, Mrs. Ruth O'Hara, Miss Helen Brazee, and Miss Leona Baltezor.
Those who sent gifts, but could not attend, were Mrs. Pauline Baker, Mrs. Mary Weakly, Mrs. Audry
Stotts, Miss Bybee, Mrs. Naomi Gillen, Mrs. Lucille Miller, Mrs. Sylvia Moss, Mrs. Peggy Crump, Miss
Viola Curtis, Mrs. Grace Boultman and Mrs. Carolyn Dancer.
Willie has a smelly pipe, It's bowl is black with goo. And everywhere that Willie goes, That pipe
sure does go too. It follows him to work each day, Which should be against the rule, We think that
Blanche should boil it out For that pipe kicks like a mulé! (Sorry Willie, but even your best
friends will teil you!) We all join in wishing John and Leola a very happy and prosperous married
Iife. Bridgeen is back at work after a spell of laryngitis and Matta C. has been very ill with
bronchitis. The rest of us have either flu-itis, or spring feveritis, so you can 't escape, can you?
We're all glad to have Florence W. back to work after her recent operation. Irene's description of
the recent Bay City Bowling Tournament sounds a lot ike the "Lost Week-Eend" !
Marión Feldcamp visited us after ïer return from California. She admitted that she
gained 10 pounds. Must be a ïealthy trip ! Your reporter recently read a little advice which
may work if you are not on production . . . "Leave the hurrying to the masses; You take time to
clean your glasses!"
Easy On The Optics!
Just Between Us Girls
In the Argus Ladies Bowling League, it looks like a close race for first place position is in
store with the first five teams so close. Hickey's Service was nosed into second place when the City
Slickers overcame them on night. Atom Busters and Alley Wrens follow close behind in third and
fourth place. Harmony, Happy Gang and Pins Up are fifth, sixth and seventh places. The Pin Poppers
and Machine Shop are next, sharing a tie, as is the Paint Shop and Screwballs. The Anti
"Q's" are gainïng a little and hope to end elsewhere than in the cellar. Harmony
Restaurant has honors for high team three game series with handicap, 2228, and also high hingle twi
ame with handicap, 819. Hickey's 1 lonors for high team three games WiJ.. ' out handicap, 2237 and
also high team single high game. Opal Stokka still has high single game of 211 and high series of
557. Sally Wentworth has the most consecutive strikes, having five in a row. Leona Eichel, Betty
McLoid and Laura Egeler share consecutive spares, having eight. The Anti "Q" girls gave a
farewell dinner for Eileen Lewis. She is leaving in a short time for California. The girls attending
were Mary Jane Fike, Bessie Coon, Ida Trombley and Eileen Lewis. The other member, Rose Fike, was
unable to attend.
Mother And Daughter Team At Argus