All's well that ends well and that's what happened to the bowling season. It ended April 23. The
Sales Team, commonly known as the Pin Poppers. literally walked off with the 8th place. Even though
Laura, Elaine, Arm, Marge and yours truly didn't receive the big blue ribbon, we certainly had lots
of fun. Always new faces. This month welcomes go to Jean Longwell, Richard Cutting, Margaret
Gainsley and Marceline Maerz. Jean is working on the addressograph, Marcy is in the Order
Department, Margaret is working in sales, and Mr. Cutting is taking care of consumer correspondence.
Public opinión is extremely important and for that reason I interviewed several people in
this office about various current events and they have this to say : When asked about her reaction
to Henry Ford's death, Irene S. replied, "It was a terrible shock. After all, I rode home in
his car every night." Commenting on the Texas City Disaster, Katy DeYonkers said "Such
confusión," and Dorothy just sneered and said "Tough." In a recent interview,
Jackie insisted the Tigers would win the pennant this year. She based her opinión on the fact
that Dick Wakefield has caught every pass that has been hit to him this year. The Telephone Strike
is such a big issue that we asked for several opinions on it : Cal Haugh, a man of few words says,
and I quote, "Hummph." Kelly says, "It has probably cut down long distance calis in
the last week." Kathryn Tessmer who owns stock in Western Union and Pony Express, Ltd., says,
"I'm glad. That Mr. Bell thinks he's too important anyway." Bill (Frankie) Armstrong,
during ■ktional Baby Week was heard saying, Jiey ain't got a chance." The new skirt length
brought f orth this combined opinión from Jean and Elizabeth, "If the skirts are going
to be longer, there will be more material in them." Barbara, who is taking the final leap into
matrimony in May was too nervous to make a statement. Fleurette, after two hours research at the
library reported, "Three-fourths of all the people born in the U. S. are babies." Bud
Davis looks thin these days. When asked about it he told us he had trouble eating. "There are
two things I simply can't eat for breakfast," Bud said. "What's that?" asked your
innocent reporter. "Lunch and dinner," replied Bud. Pat has this to say about the housing
shortage, "Every time someone moves, there is a vacant apartment." This interview will
prove to the reading public that our Sales Forcé is right on their toes, with an intelligent
answer to any question. They are civic minded and have nothing but the good of the general public on
their minds. The Statement of the month comes from Miss Lundahl. who really believes that "Life
can be bëautiful, even though you're broke."
Off The Record
Carolyn Dancer is back at work after having a tonsillectomy. Glad to see you back, Carolyn. Have
you all noticed the sparkler that Genevieve Gala is sporting these days? She is now engaged to Joe
Wright (Stock Room). Genevieve is busy with her sister Stephany, making plans for a doublé
wedding in June. Peggy Allen also became engaged. The lucky fellow is Ted Filkins. They are both
extra happy these days because they received their permit to start building. Narcen Conklin has left
the Planflfc" Office. We will miss her, but in Rr place, we welcome Helen Chapman from
Rochester, New York. Her husband is attending the University of Michigan. Hope you like it here
Helen. We extend our deepest sympathy to Harry Rookes, whose mother died recently. Harry was
summoned to Burmuda because of her illness and was there at the time of her death.
Argoflex Catches A Home Run
Topics In Optics
Bertha Sheldon was hostess at a party given in her new home in honor of Alta Mahurin. Girls from
Optical Inspection and Optical Assembly were among the guests. Everyone had a very enjoyable time.
Jennie turned Westerner last Saturday and went riding. She had so much fun that we think we'll try
it. Wonder if Dick Dorow's boys enjoyed seeing "Uncle Remus" more than he did ! We thought
"Tiny" had taken our advice and gotten himself a bride when he passed out candy bars, but
what a disappointment . . . he was just treating! The reason for Ann Ls excitement one morning was
that baby Larry cut his first tooth. Norma's well fed and happy now that she has been
fortúnate and found an apartment. It took patience, didn't it, Norma? That trip Wilma took to
Cass City was to serve as Matron of Honor at the wedding of her brother. Bill doesn't seem to mind
looking at the Scope target. Maybe the blondes make it more interesting. How about it, Bill? A
little bird told me he saw Guard Clarence Bross of Plant Protection baby buggy shopping last
Saturday . . . Can it be for that "Great niece, Margaret Ann McCann"?
Mrs. Aaron Otts is recovering nicely from her recent operation and is expected back soon. We're
all anxious for her return. We have two new members in our Department this month. They are Louise
Koebnick and Lillian Stutzman. We hope that they enjoy our Department as much as we are happy to
have them. Lucille Miller and her husband have moved back irto their home at Portage Lake. The
Millers have had to vacate their home for the past few weeks as a result of the nood. Mr. and Mrs.
Myrvin Stokka spent the past week end in Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kappler and the Paul Stotts
are leaving Friday to attend the Kentucky Derby. We are sure that it will be a trip well worth
remembering. Newlyweds, Mary (Fowler) and Glen Wilson have taken up their residence in Ypsilanti.
They are at home to friends at 5032 West Clark Road. Best wishes to the couple from everyone at
Argus ! Wonder where Cari Seeger has been the last couple of days??? Says he's been sowing his oats
. . . Wild, or tame, Cari? He that loses wealth loses much. He that loses a friend, loses more. He
that loses courage, loses all.
Newcomers to Argus Service Department: Lois Smith, married, from Ann Arbor. Hubby attends the
University. Ralph Merrell, single, from the Upper Península. Ralph was in the Army Air Force
for awhile. Then they found out he needed another "teen" year to qualify. John Moreshouse,
married, from Arizona. John was also in the Army Air Force - age okay. One of the members of the
Service Department is going around with a finger that looks like a lighthouse. We are referring to
Vic Vokovich who nearly lost his finger on a lathe at home. Vic says he's still ' looking for the
Bob White, John Bissell, and Harold Yates left the Department this month. We wish them success in
their new venture. Howard McCombs of the Experimental Optical Shop became the grandfather of Linda
Sue McCombs; bom April 13 at South Bend, Indiana. Eddie Palmer wishes to express his thanks to the
Argus Recreation Club for the beautiful plant he received while in the hospital.
Mary Jane Fife spent Easter with her family in Ohio and we know she made plans for a June wedding
while she was there. We also know she had a gown in her suitcase to show her Mother, and it wasn't a
nightgown! Amanda Alher is the proud grandmother oí twin boys. Congratulations, Mandy. Helen
Breining was ill for a few days but we are glad to see that she is better and back at work. Leola
spent a week-end in Detroit and said she almost needed a row boat to get around. Olive went to
Birmingham and told us when she returned the water was so deep that the floor in the bus was wet.
She did have a good time, however. In case you're interested in pineapple pie . . . and who isn't .
. . get friendly with Aggie. We've heard she bakes the best ever ! Ruth drove to Chicago last
week-end and really had a good time. She heard Jan August at the Hotel Sherman . . . was duly
impressed with the shore line, and spent Saturday in Milwaukee. Some of the girls received cards
from Eileen Lewis when she was in Texas. It won't be long before she is in California. She is one of
the seven "B's" and we miss her very much. Cecille spent a recent week-end in Owosso at an
American Legión Auxiliary meeting and banquet. We have been wondering who the little girl in
Department 48 is ... she's trying to steal Cecille's son ! Laura's sister Clarics from California
visited our department the other day. She resembles Laura a little and is a bowling fan too. Must be
it runs in the family.
The first requirements of a column in ARGUS EYES is the possession of newsy little notes about
all the creatures in the Department that drag, crawl or are shoved in to work at approximately 8 :00
A.M. and go through a cycle of nine hours, at the end of which, they emerge bright-eyed and alert.
Their minds are active and heaven help the bar tender who tries to short change any of them. If you
can find any news of consequence on this bunch, you're a better man than I, Gunga Din! Now, you take
an item such as the one about Eunice. She takes a week's vacation and spends it all cleaning house
and losing ten pounds. You can't really make the world shake by such headlines as "Buss' Home
Finally Gets Cleaned." On the other hand, there is Gracy, God's Gift to the Cost Department.
Well, since prohibition went out of existence, her spare time can't be classed as news. As far as
the BOSS is concerned, that old "H. J. R." stole our thunder there by telling all about
him in last month's Profile. The people across the aisle are not much better. Norm, for instance,
went North trout fishing and didn't get any trout which takes that out of the class of news by being
the usual thing. Mary Jane, Sue, Katy, and the Campfire Girls, Wee and Jan. have been making their
usual contribution to Argus by working hard, eating three meáis a day, and going to bed and
rising approximately once every 24 hours. So for this time, I guess we will have to report, "No
news is good news." FLASH . . . Two former Cost people, loyce Sager and Gert Sutton have
reported that little ones have arrived. All doing well!
Are You A Member? Argus Recreation Club
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 . . ) Sam Schneider Jerry Davenport
Cartoonists .. Marie Barbier " Ed Palmer The Representativas of each Department are responsible
that the news of these Departments reach the desk of the Editor in the Advertising Department, Plant
Noon Lunch Hour
The complete tabulation of the ballot taken April 30 to determine the preference for length of
noon lunch period of those employed in the factory showed the following results: A majority voted
for the half-hour lunch period for the summer months; the majority vote for the balance of the year
showed a preference for the hour noon lunch period. The half-hour lunch period went into operation
May 5 and has only been in effect three weeks. The hours at noon have been staggered to give a
maximum of time to each group. It takes the careful attention of everyone to use the time for lunch
designated to his group, to "punch in" his time card at the end of the lunch hour. It is a
little early to teil how well it will work out, but with everyone cooperating, the new lunch period
should be a success.
Have you noticed the new "Caution" signs in the hallway of Plant I? They are bright and
cheery - but don't forget that they are there for a purpose, too. I do believe Spring is finally
here, and some of these days you will be hearing the siren for a fire drill. Remember when we used
to have them ? Your Safety Committee feels that it is important that we all know "where"
to go so every one can get out of the building in a matter of minutes, in case we should happen to
have a fire : you see, we are thinking of your safety. We plan to have a sign posted as to the
maximum load that can be carried on the incline from the machine shop. Overloading of trucks could
be disasterous to any one standing or passing at the foot of the incline - or to any one who might
happen to be in the office of the machine shop foreman. It is much better to take two loads safely
than one load too heavy.
Consideration is being given the bolster plates in the punch press room. We hope to arrange it so
they will not have to be lifted manually, as they are much too heavy. For the benefit of you tall
people, we are going to have the pipe moved that projects over the stairway at the south end of the
building between the third and fourth floofs. We are sorry to hear there have been a few heads
bumped on this pipe. Just a little tip to the foreman! Don't teil any one I told you, but I think
the committee is planning a meeting just for you in the near future. When you do hear about it
(officially, I mean) check the date on your calendar and be sure to come. It sounds mighty
interesting to me. Special congratulations are extended to Oscar Clymer. He has done a grand job in
the Punch Press Room and the Committee realizes the effort put forth to achieve the results. So much
for this time, but will keep you posted as to what's going on, and more news next month.
Revised Employees' Manual To Be Available Soon
As the years go on, policies are formed and procedures develop. Also established policies and
procedures have to be revised due to changes that take place in progress and economie conditions. It
is with this in mind that our Employee Manual, which was revised in 1943, has been re-written with a
complete statement of policies and procedures, company history and employee information. To be
familiar with the Manual is necessary to understand the basis of the job and its associations at
Argus. The Manual is off the Press and will be distributed next week. In it will be noted a few
changes in policy, which will take effect at the payroll period beginning May 25, 1947. Among these
changes to be noted are: 1. OVERTIME PAY. "If you work in the factory, you will receive time
and one-half either for all hours worked in excess of eight in one day or forty in one week; not
both, but whichever will give you the greatei" amount. If you are required to work on Saturday,
you wül receive time and one-half for all hours worked, unless Saturday is one of your
regularly scheduled work days. "If you are required to work on Sunday, or on one of the legal
holidays observed by the company, you will be paid doublé time, unless Sunday is included in
your regularly scheduled work week and the hoüday cannot be observed because of the continuing
nature of your work. If Saturday andor Sunday is included in your regularly scheduled work week,
then you will be paid time and one-half for hours worked on the sixth day of your work week and
doublé time for hours worked on the seventh day. "It is feit that because office
employees may, with reasonable excuse be absent from work for periods of limited duration without
loss of overtime pay, a less generous treatment for overtime work is equitable and justified. Office
employees who are eligible for overtime pay shall receive time and one-half for all hours worked in
excess of forty per week. Premium pay for time worked by salaried employees on the legal holidays
observed by the company is usually decided upon when the occasion arises." 2. VACATION PAY.
Vacation pay on termination of employment. Up to now, if employment was terminated prior to June I,
no accrued vacation was paid. The new Manual liberalizes this policy, stating; "Upon
termination of employment, those who have been employed a full year as of June 1 and who leave after
June first shall be compensated for the earned portion of the next year's vacation." 3.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD. This is changed from thirty days with a thirty-day extensión at the
discretion of the foreman as follows: "If you are a new employee, you must work with us for a
period of sixty days, during which time you are on probation and will not establish seniority."
It may be of interest to know that JIMMIE BARKER is responsible for the cover design and arrangement
of pictures and content; that EDDIE PALMER contributed the clever thumb sketches; that RUTH
SCHARREN, whom many of you will remember, laid the foundation of this edition of the Manual. Their
work is deeply appreciated.
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.
Ethel And Mike Sinelli
Likeable, breezy timekeeper in the Machine Shop, where he may be daily seen flitting in and out
between drill presses, milling machines, etc. Invariably clutches a large file of incomprehensible
cards to his bosom and is unerringly able to flip out the right one for each operator. Spends the
rest of his time deciphering the contents of these cards in an airy, pretentious, almost-private
office. Is alone most of the time, except for two supervisors, his assistant, one drill press
operator and Maurice Howe. Was born on March 13, 1920 at Durand, Michigan. Graduated from Chelsea
High ; went to the Ann Arbor Secretarial School and became involved in various accounting courses.
Has been in the upholstering, window-decorating and grocery business and at one time managed a
"Red & White" grocery store in Chelsea. Has been with Argus since 1941, starting as a
material control clerk. Worked his way up to lst Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps and spent
most of his three years in uniform trotting around England, Germany, France and Belgium with one
Pacific jaunt. Is keen about badminton, swimming and shooting but quite fanatical about his
woodworking hobby. Has every corner of his basement cluttered with band-saws, lathes, drill presses
and Sanders. At the moment is working on prints for an Automatic Time Card dispenser which grades
and dispenses production cards in order of urgency.
Thoughts From Argus To Home
People sure get a lot of pep when the 5 :00 o'clock whistle blows . . wonder how the
"21" camera is coming . . . Some drivers ! ! Couldn't he teil I was gonna turn left there?
'. was just as close to the curb as ] could get on the right side! . . . Bill Bone is doing a good
job in the Machine Shop . . . Wonder why they don'1 fix that hole in the road. Maybe I should write
a letter to my Congressman . . . Oh, he's probably planting his garden, but I wonder what he's
planting? . . . They sure hear a lot of stuff. I'll bet sumpthin like lesse Cope and Maury Carr . .
. Hmmm, gotta fix them brakes. I'll do that Saturday . . . Ya see quite a few new houses popping up
along the highway, don't ya? . . . Must be working at Argus . . . Wonder where these prefab houses
are that ya build in 24 hours. Must be the price . . . Wonder who started the incentive bonus plan
at Argus? Ain't it a Lulu? . . . Gonna start an hour earlier pretty soon ... I sure look forward to
the time when D.L.S. time goes out like the oíd year. I can sleep a whole hour more . . .
Here's home. It sure pays to keep your home fixed up, and the people that's in it too. Cause it's
pretty good to come home to . . . Oh boy, wonder what's cookin' for dinner!
Stork News from the Machine Shop: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Marken - Barbara Jean, 9 lbs., 3 oz-
April. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Olson - Ronald Norman, 7 lbs., 14 oz. - April. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Melton- Ruth Kathleen, 6 lbs., 3 oz. - March. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Sparks - Bonnie Kay, 6 lbs., 3
oz. - April Sth. Louie Belleau had himself a boithday on April 28th. Leona Smith celebrated hers May
6th, and Leonard Marken had a birthday May 9th. P.S. That thing under Maury Howe's nose won't wash
off! Becky Matson has replaced Peggy Allen as Secretary of the Argus Recreation Club. Peggy is going
to be married in June and will leave Argus this month. We will all miss her very much and wish her
the best of everything in the future.
It's Music To Our Ears
Some of the new records which have been broadcast over our amplificatie system of late, among
them "Roses 1 The Rain," "I Tipped My Hap "Linda," "If This Isn't
Love," "How Are Things In Glocca Morra," have been sent for our enjoyment by Mr. O.
W. Ray. Mr. Ray is president of the O. W. Ray Corporation of New York City and is a distributor of
Argus photo equjpment. His courtesy has been greatly appreciated.
Cards of Thanks My sincere thanks to the Argus Recreation Club for their gift of flowers sent to
me during my recent illness. G. B. Harrie I wish to express my appreciation to the Argus Recreation
Club for the beautiful plant sent during the illness and death of my father. Edith Odegard Many
thanks to the Argus Recreation Club for the flowers they sent me during my recent illness. Marjorie
Miller Thank you most sincerely, And I can only say It's nice to be remembered In such a thoughtful
way ! Virginia Hurst
Guard Walter Hassig wishes to hank the Argus Recreation Club for :he beautiful plant sent to him
while he was in the hospital. All Argus Recreation Club Officers and Members wish to express sincere
thanks to the Company for sponsoring the Bowling League I Banquets this year. All three banJH quets
were a tremendous successr and were made so by the financial help of Administration. The generosity
of the people who were responsible is greatly appreciated by the Bowling Team Members.
Drumsticks & Prize Money Given Gals At Bowling Banquet
Seventy-one girls attended the annual Argus Ladies League banquet, held April 3Oth at the Farm
Cupboard. Marie Hilge. Chairman of the banquet committee and her assistants did a bang up job with
the place cards, flowers, Bhble decorations, and everything that fikes a banquet a success. Their
work was greatly appreciated by the entire league. The league also extends appreciation to the Argus
Recreation Club for their generous contribution. After the dinner, a short business meeting was held
and new officers were elected for next season. Verald Adams was elected President, with Laura
Snearly as Vice President, Jessie Hack as Secretary, Dorothy Wagner as Treasurer, and Sergeant at
Arms, Clem Ehnis. The event of the evening came when the prize money was given to the winners.
Hickey's Service Station are again the Champions, having won first place for the last three years
(under different team names), City Slickers came in second, the Atom Busters were third, Alley Wrens
fourth, Harmony Restaurant were fifth with Happy Gang in the sixth place, Pins Up in seventh, Pin
Poppers, eighth, the Screw Balls and Machine Shop tied for ninth and divided the ninth and tenth
place money, the Paint Shop ended eleventh and the Anti Q's failed to get out of the cellar even
though they tried hard.
High team score without handicap went to Hickey's Service who had a single game of 857 and a high
team series without handicap of 2277. Harmony took the honors for the same prize for their team with
handicap. They had a 819 single game and 2228 for three games. Laura Snearly took the prize for high
individual game when she rolled 213 and Opal Stokka had a SS7 series which took high honors and the
money. Sally Wentworth and Lorna O'Donnell shared the prize for consecutive strikes which was five.
B. Elliott and Clem Ehnis tied for nine spares in a row. Eileen Lewis also won a prize for her low
game and Juanita Boyd ■1 her average 39 pins which was m Ü record for the league and took
that prize. It has been a successful season for the league and a pleasure to bowl with such a fine
group. Good luck to the new officers and we will be back in Argus Eyes next f all.
Big League Finishes Season With Pay-off Dinner
The 1946-47 Argus bowling season was brought to a close on May 5th when the Annual Banquet was
held at the Farm Cupboard. The Argus Recreation Club sponsored this affair as it did those of the
two women's leagues here at Argus. The thanks of the entire league are given to the Club for a swell
party which was a fitting end to a successful season. In appreciation for his efforts during the
past year in taking care of the handicaps, posting the standings, and other details, the teams from
the league presented Roy Hiscock with a sportsman's stove for his cottage, a box of cigars, and a
quart of "Old Grandad." The never-aging Roy responded with a humor-packed talk, and was
given a big hand from all of his friends of the league. As far as the league race is concerned, the
Methods team coasted into the championship with hardly a struggle. When the season was only half
completed, the repeat champions had built up such a margin that there was little doubt but what they
would cop the title. In the past weeks of the schedule, the Methods team could perhaps have marked
up at least a hundred wins with a fair amount of effort. As it was they ended up winning 94 games
which sets a new high in the number of games won by the title winning team. The interest in the past
month' has been the struggle for the other positions that paid extra prize money. Many of these were
not decided until the final night of the schedule. Office easily took second place honors, but the
other extra money teams had to battle down to the wire to add to their total. Even though the
run-a-way pace of the Methods killed a certain amount of the interest, the league this year must be
considered a highly successful one. The final standings of the league and the prize money each team
won is as f ollows : Place TEAM Won Prize Prize TOTAL 1 Methods 94 $80.04 $25.00 $105.04 2 Office I
87 74.08 20.00 94.08 3 Skunks 77 65.57 12.50 78.07 4 Paint Shop 77 65.57 12.50 78.07 5 Cellar Aces
76 64.71 10.00 74.71 6 Machine II 72 61.31 5.00 66.31 7 Hawks 71 60.46 5.00 65.46 8 Tool Inspection
69 58.75 9 Bears 67 57.05 10 Lens Grinding 67 57.05 11 Argus Inspectors 65 55.35 12 Polishers 62
52.79 13 Flexible Five 60 51.09 14 Optical Assembly . 59 50.24 15 Tool Room I 58 49.39 16
Maintenance 55 46.83 17 Tool Room II 55 46.83 18 Centerers 53 45.14
Fun And Fumble League Entry Is First Sign Of Spring
Again this year Argus will be represented in local softball by placing three teams on the field.
The Argus Recreation Club is sponsoring these teams and will enter two teams in the Industrial
League and another in the Fun And Fumble League. Argus Optical and Argus Camera will be the teams in
the Industrial League, and it appears at this early date that these teams should give a very good
account of themselves. The Argus Optical Nine has been practicing regularly this spring, and this
aggregation is fast rounding into shape and should prove a strong contender for the title. Their
spirit and willingness for work should bear fruit during the season in the win column side of the
ledger. This team should field a fair hitting and good fielding nine this year. The pitching duties
will be capably taken care of by the veterans, Bernie Fisher and Ernie Belleau. Argus Camera, on the
other hand, has potentially a strong team, but they have lacked the spirit and fire in their
practices that have been displayed by their "cross-the-street" rivals. Camera has Joe
Dobransky to do their twirling this year, and if Joe can regain his old time form this team will
cause a lot of trouble in the league. The Fun and Fumble entry will be made up of some of the
"Old Timers'' who are stubbornly refusing to admit that their youth is a thing of the past. The
best wishes of Argus go to all of the teams.
Argus Gals Win Money In City Tournament
Of the several Argus Ladies Bowling Teams who took part in the annual City Tournament, the
Harmony Restaurant team was the only one that placed in the prize list. Girls on this team are,
Sally Kneiper, Ethel Sinnelli. Peggy Crump. Sally Wentworth and Ida Lansley. Argus girls placing in
the doubles event were Doris Lyons and Velma Chalmers. Laura Egeler and Kate Sturibe, Alma Fox and
Betty Abraham, Laura Snearly and Irene McCowan and Leona Kendrovics and Marión Coats. Argus
girls who placed in the singles event were Velma Chalmers, Annabelle Farmer, Laura Egeler, Irene
McCowan and Alice Blanchard. Velma Chalmers succeeded in placing in all events. Joy Hartman, Laura
Egeler and Leona Kendrovics were on teams outside of the Argus League who took prize money at the
Tournament. Joy was on the Sterling Studio team who are now City Champs having won first place.
Congratulations to the many Argus girls who won some of the prize money in the City Tournament and
better luck next year to those who didn't.
Argus softball teams will make a fashionable showing this year, if not victorious ! Team members
have been issued sharp-Iooking new uniforms, courtesy the Recreation Club.
Merry Makers At The "spring Frolic"
Congratulations On Your Fifth Anniversary At Argus
Bureau Of Missing Persons
I have been asked by a number o his fellow workers to inquire into the whereabouts of one Oscar
Clymer He was last seen going from Plant I] toolroom to take over the pressroom in Plant I. Some say
they have seen him but that he is suffering from some sorl of ailment that makes it impossible for
him to talk to his former buddies.
Little Larry Lawrence
So Spring Has Come!
From The Sunny Side Of The Street
As you can guess from the title, this story is about a dog; a real honest-togoodness pedigreed
thoroughbred namec Ted. Now, Ted belonged to one Ear Gibson who works in the Toolroom (Of course
Earl Gibson is a ficticious name - I just picked it at random anc it does not necessarily mean I am
referring to Earl Gibson, Clock No. 799 who does work in the toolroom.) ín spite of the fact
that the dog is namec Ted, Earl says he did not name it after Ted Schlemmer the foreman. All of us
have overlooked the fact that all last fall Earl brought Ted (the foreman) quail, partridge,
pheasant, prairie chicken, etc. After all, what if Ted is the foreman? We all have to live don't we?
Anyway, to get back to the point of the story. It seems that Ted liked to chase birds. (Ted the dog
- that is.) And it was only natural. For generations Ted's ancestors had been trained to the hunt.
Ted was the best example o his breed. Earl nursed him from ouppyhood to be a supreme bird dog. Ted
was so good that he would only flush cock pheasants and then only if the light was right for Earl to
get a good shot. So Earl decided to enter him in a field trial down in Pennsylvania. Earl hired the
best dog handler in the country to take him down there
for the trial. The morning of the hunt was perfect. There was a downwind any direction you took.
The dogs strained at their leashes to get into the fray. Soon it became Ted's turn to start. With a
great lunge he was off. His nose to the ground, his tail high and whipping, his breath coming in
great gasps. Over the horizon he went - and that was where it happened. Somewhere in his great and
distinguished lineage there was a geneological disturbance. His head said chase birds; but his heart
said chase ieer, and that was what he was doing hrce days later. Over hill and dale went tnis $500
pure bred bird dog hasing the stag. The handlef wired Elarl and Earl rushed down to help ind the
dog. A reward was offered. Finally after searching six counties Ted was found. Earl has returned
now. Happy that ie found his charge and content that ie was able to sell it to a Pennsylvania
)utchman who claimed he could outit Ted with a special type of glasses hat would enable him to teil
a bird rom a deer. FIFTEEN MILES OF TUBES The toolroom was depressed that morning. Joe Majewski was
not at his
bench. His tools lay where he had left them the night before - John Van Natter's angle plate,
Charlie Cole's vise, Cari Bate's sine plate, Sammy Ross' last word indicator - all lay spread out on
the bench just as he left them. Little groups of puzzled, dazed men stood around wondering what had
become of Joe. Finally word carne by phone. His old trouble was back. The old kidneys had acted up
again. Arrangements were made through the Argus Recreation Club Representative to send flowers. Here
and there a tear was seen to splat upon a surface plate. Sniffles were numerous and unrestrained.
From one who saw we learned the details of when and how the blow struck. Joe was whiling away the
hours in the Cupid Bar waiting to attend a midnight mass. Suddenly the Pepsi in his glass seemed to
turn black before his eyes. Very quickly the curtain of unconsciousness overcame Joe. His two
companions got on each side of him and guided him home. The last that was seen of Joe that night was
his silhouette wobblying under a flickering
street light. Joe is back now. And we are all a little more considérate. His hands are not
quite so steady anymore. (Just the other day, he cut a finger severely on the Do-All. In spite of
what everyone else says, I still think he was watching his work and not the timekeeper girl.) His
voice is a little less blatant. His smile is wan. Joe has sworn off Pepsi. ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN This
is a tale of mystery. The light on George Ballinger's bench acted very erratically. He would turn it
on and it would go off. He'd turn it off and it would go on. Finally he went to see THE WHEEL. Ted
Schlemmer carne back to look at it. The light was shining brightly and worked perfectly. After
smelling Ballinger's breath and raising an eyebrow, Ted went back to lis desk. Soon George was back.
The light was oft and he wanted an electrician to see what was the matter. The elecrician came and
could find nothing wrong. But George made him take it with him, take it apart, and give it a
complete overhaul. The next morning he electrician brought it back and declared it to be in perfect
condition. t was hooked up and as soon as the electrician left, out it went. Purple by now, George
at last discovered that bere was a switch the next bench down :hat controlled his light. Someone was
ooling around. . . .
Your Roving Reporter
Next month in Argus Eyes, we're promised a picture of the Cheyboygan plant. Glen Harrie
volunteered to send a dog team down with some news about the Cheyboygan people and we'll be glad to
hear from our Cousins in the North Woods. Little known facts about big people at Argus should
include something about our genial receptionist in Plant I. Somewhat prompted by the ancient adage
of being seen but not heard, Lois Scarrin could do well in both. A pleasant, poised greeting card is
petite brunette Lois. She makes a wonderful impression on visitors in our plant, and if you don't
think so, just walk by her desk in the lobby. Your day will be brightened by her warm smile and
friendly d!sposition. Everyone's talking vacations at this time of the year, and the one day of
sunshine we - remember, we did have one - Adelaide Silkworth can in the next morning, looking as if
shiP had a long vacation near a beach. Her" unique lobster coloring was terrific ! Many brave
hearts may still be asleep in the deep, but not the one belonging to Elma Lundahl, a par excellence
secretary in the Sales Department. We found out that Miss Lundahl has mailed over 100 hugh cartons
of clothing, food and essentials, to destitute Europeans since last fall. She is indeed a one-woman
ambassador of good will and we greatly admire her unselfish work.
Father And Son Team