Dirt Track Still Holds Thrills For Sam Ross
It is seldom necessary to leave home n order to find interesting stories. About all one has to do
is stroll around tie toolroom during the rest periods nd listen in on the discussions that are oing
on. The talk ranges along the uil scale of human relations - sports, ïouses, women,
religión etc. One can always hear something of nterest at Sammy Ross' bench. The tories he
has to teil and the things he ïas done are always interesting and hould be told outside those
little roups. Pass his bench any day of the week nd you will find tucked behind his tool)ox
automobile racing publications of 11 kinds. Sam can read you the stories herein and then teil you
the real stories )ehind them. Anyone who has followed automobile racing knows that Sam tnows what he
is talking about; for Sam has done and seen a lot of racing. Sam raced actively during the years
when cars were really being developed. His active participation in competitive racing spans the
years from 1923 to 932. His rivals and friends included uch men as this year's winner of the
'500" Maurie Rose, Wild Bill Cummings, Harry Miller and many others. His own record is one that
any driver would like to equal. It included over 25,000 miles of competition on the dirt tracks. All
those miles do not include ractice trials. They are just straight ïard driving. He was dirt
track cham)ion in Michigan for the years of 1924, 1926 and 1927. He was not restricted to the dirt
tracks alone. In 1928 and again in 1931 Sam competed in the "500" at Indianapolis. The
picture at the top of this column shows him at the track in 1931. Since retiring from active
competition, Sam has been unable to get racing out of his blood. He follows the records of those he
used to race with who are still at it and also the newcomers. Every year he goes to the
"500" as a goodwill mechanic. The stories he tells of these adventures malee interesting
hearing - working all night to have a car in top shape, making last minute changes without even time
to test them out. Incidently, if you can get him to teil of his last race (1931) in the
"500" there is a real story. The essential facts of it are that the night before the race
the car Sam was to drive was completely torn down. Sam and the other members of his racing party had
already been working on the car for 36 hours. They continued working all night and just had it ready
in time to take it up to the starting line. And Sam drove in that grueling test with no sleep for 48
hours. This' year Sam was the mechanic for the late Shorty Cantlon who was killed in this year's
race. The other members in Shorty's gang were Frank Werne and Louie Rassey the owner. Sam and Shorty
did a lot of racing together. If you ever saw a race prior to 1931, chances are that you saw Sam
race and chances are that you saw him win.
Since everyone in the Sales Department went on vacation at the same time this year we decided to
go together. And for such a large group what could be more convenient than a yacht? Mine was moored
at anchor in the Hurón River so we took that. To make this column authentic, I'll teil the
story behind each of these pictures I have here in front of me. The pictures were taken by Flashgun
Logan and his wife, the former C-3 Barr. They are very efficiënt and have the pictures all
numbered so I'll just use a number. 1. Looks like two men on deck waving at the birds - Pardon me,
that's Kelly and Cal playing hand ball. (Foggy picture) 2. Elaine, Laura, Katy and Fleurette are
playing bridge here in this shot. Elaine seems to be wearing a hat - Oh, I get it, she's the dummy.
3. This picture is just a circle of men around a deck chair. Closer observation reveáis that
there is a girl in the deck chair. Guess who, I thought I heard Ann say she couldn't come. 4. My
crew wasn't on deck so Bill Armstrong acted as captain and Dorothy as first mate. Here's a picture
of them in their uniforms. Dorothy has her mouth open, shouting "All hands on deck". Every
time she said that the gang all got on their hands and knees. 5. Irene had her hands f uil all the
"-Me. She was the one that watched "Man Overboard" and there was ts someone. Margaret
insisted on ig the rail right after every meal. i tever made it bir it was something to bet on.
Here's a picture of her toe
dancing on the rail. 6. The bar room wasn't as popular as one would expect. I doubt if anyone
spent more than 910 of their time in there. This picture shows Marcy and Pat mixing drinks. They
certainly did a good job too. Such lemonade. 7. Here's a picture of Dick Cutting. He was the life
guard at the pool. This is a good action shot. That's Jackie there doing a one and a half from the
two foot board. 8. We had to use home talent in the ballroom at night. Here's a shot of Elizabeth
playing the piano and Jean singing. Immediately following this Miss Lundahl took baton in hand and
led the group in a few hot harmony numbers. 9. There were three new girls and two new men with us.
This picture v..;s taken when they got aboard to rt of introduce them. From left to Priscilla
Stiller, Genevieve Sp, ucer, Phyllis Knaggs. Jim Dingman and Robert Antrim. We're back now, working
as usual and no one mentions our trip. My face is still red. You see, no one noticed it until the
week was over but we didn't move an inch. I had forgotten to have gas put in the tank.
PETERS ON FAMILY
Wot! ... No Calling Card??
In the Gold gray dawn of Sunday Morning, June 29th, Janet Main, Battle Creek Socialite who is
spending an extended vacation at Argus-On-TheSecond-Floor, came out the victor in a face-to-face
combat with a young man attempting to gain entrance through the window of her bedroom. It was
reported that he was not a stranger attempting to gain entry, but actually a suitor intent upon
seeing how Miss Main looked in the morning, before pursuing her further. Upon getting a good look at
her, he went beserk, ran into a neighbor's apartment and awakened the entire area with his
hysterical screams. The horror-strickened youth was taken away by the authorities muttering
gibberish and drooling at the mouth. Upon investigation, this report was found to be false. The true
f acts of the case were, and this is strictly on the level, that Janet retired early Saturday night
af ter a carefree and gay evening of guaffing great schooners of "warm milk" and eating
"Lady Fingers" at the "Cookie Clang", that well known local nitery. Setting her
alarm clock for Monday, she climbed into the downy anticipating nothing more adventurous than a
short hop with "Little Nemo". However, about 5 :00 A.M., she was disturbed from her sleep
and opened her eyes to see a man at the window not more than a few inches from her face. After
mentally Consulting Emily Post for the proper opening remark under such circumstances, she calmly
parried with a well-planned interrogation, "What are you doing?" Upon hearing the
question, the young man, displaying an utter disregard for social nicities, ran away not even
pausing to replace the screen which he had removed from the window. The young man, still clinging to
his childish faith, believing that there were women who awakened to look as nice as they do in the
evening after two or three hours of primping, ran into another apartment where he was apprehended by
two stalwart officers. (Note to Mrs. Bourdlais, Service Dept : It was reported that Earl stuck to
his job in spite of an apartment full of sweet young things in night array). Throughout the entire
Main, was calm and collected, in fact she was collected about noon. When asked for a statement,
she said, "He could have at least put the screen back where he found it".
Take A Bow, People!
Seventeen members of the Detroit Stock Exchange who visited the plant recently had the following
to say about Argus : 1. Everyone they saw at Argus seemed happy. (Probably because summer is here .
. . at last). 2. Both plants were extremely clean. 3. Seeing the plant "sold" these men on
the importance of Argus in Industry.
In the world of sports news, the reason why Julius Pepper hasn't struck out this season is that
he has been keeping the bench warm with a pretty red jacket on. That's all right, Pep, they're
saving you for the climax game of the year. Birch, the Chelsea Wolf, is crooning love songs these
days. Who is the gal, Shorty? Louie Knieper took the fatal step and we all wish the couple loads oi
happiness. Bob Whitmore carried an extra spare tire these days . . . says it cost him plenty of
dough. Spitz still has that dreamy look in his eyes. Ho Hum. It was sort of quiet for a few days
near the fine grinders. Vic Van Johnson Tasker was absent. Glad to see you well again, Vic. Our
glamour boy, Eddie Dow, is back with us on the day shift. There's never a dull moment now! Bob
Billau is vacationing. Or shal we say farming? Anyway, he shouk come back with a healthy tan. Bill
and Ted keep up on the singles polishing. They're such quiet little fellows (when sleeping). For
Sale, collapsible Buick, real cheap Inquire Bill Gillespie, fine grinder. Married life certainly
agrees with Bentz. He has already lost his boyish figure. Must be the good cooking, Fred
Mary Helen Howard of Dexter was the recipiënt of a very lovely diamond from Louis (Bud)
Farrell of the Service Department. The Builders Show proved profitable for "Vic" Vokovich.
He took a free chance on a house insulation job, including installation. Vic was the winner!
Incidentally, he owns his home and it is not insulated. What a break! Doe Benson headed for Chicago,
June 29th, for a short stay. Doe says from there (if the rain stops) it will be points west or
north, whichever way the wind blows. Lois Smith from Ann Arbor, is a new member of the Service
Department. Hubby is in the University Botany School. Lois checks every camera to see that it is in
proper focus before it leaves the Department.
Here's To The Groom
This paper is n 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 _J ' , }Sam Schneider Photographers . . . . j Jerry
Davenport n .„m.of. Marie Barbier Cartoonist. 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.
Ida Trombly has left Argus, so her duties as Argus Eyes Reporter have been turned over to
Katherine Píabe. Inspection had their Annual Picnic in June at Delhi Park. There was
baseball, horse-shoe pitching and lots and lots of food. The folks who attended had a very good
time, even though they did eat much too much. We have two new boys in our Department. Tommy Kentes,
veteran of the Army Air Corps, and Jerry Horn who was with the Canadian Army and also spent some
time in the Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Bessie Coon became the grandmother of a baby boy on July
7th when her son and his wife announced the arrival of William James Coon. Laura and Rube Egeler and
the Glen Hilges spent the fourth of July weekend at Alpena, fishing and having fun. We witnessed a
very important business deal last week when Mary Beth decided to sell her car to Red Stickney. We
never dreamed there could be so many things wrong with one car . . . Just ask Red!
Marguerite Haylow spent some time in Louisville with her brother who has been quite íll .
Last reports were that he was improving gradually. Yes, Lucille is back on earth, af ter the wedding
. . . Oh, no, but not her wedding . . . her sister-in-law, Genevieve and Stephanie Gala! Mary Jane
Fike was married June 29th to Rolcmd Haynes in Findley, Ohio. Several of the girls attended and said
it was a lovely wedding. Mary Jane and Roland went to Niágara Falls on their honeymoon and
are at home now in their newly purchased house on Adams Avenue. Harold Lesperance and family spent
the 4th up north fishing. From all reports the fish saw Harold coming and swam in the opposite
direction. Stuart and Maureen Plettner took their son, Billy, to Chicago to visit his grandmother
during the holiday.
Argus Employees Wed
Georgia Shilling and Louis Betke were united in marriage May 16 at the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall
in a doublé ring ceremony. Miss Luella Shilling, the bride's sister, was maid of honor and
Mr. Bernard Betke, the groom's brother, served as best man. Miss Alta Linebaugh accompanied and Mrs.
Arnold Michelson sang "Oh Perfect Love" and "I Love You Truly". Both Mr. and
Mrs. Betke are Argus employees and our best wishes for success and happiness are extended to the
Sisters Wed In Double Ceremony
Stephanie and Genevieve Gala. sisters at Argus. were married lune 21st. to James Raymond Burns
and Francis V. Wright, respectively, at an eleven-o'clock ceremony at St. Thomas Church. Given in
marriage by their father, Mr. Jacob Gala of Saline, the girls were attended by Miss Jennie Lasky and
Mrs. Jan Gala. Rev. Father Kenneth MacKinnon officiated at the doublé ring ceremonies. A
wedding breakfast and reception was held at Smith Catering Service. After a two weeks honeymoon in
Northern Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wright are living at 351 Wagner Road; Mr. and Mrs. James
Bums have made their home at 834 W. Huron Street. . Sincere best wishes to the newlyweds from
everyone at Argus.
The Eyes And Ears Of The Plant
Attention you Camera Assembly people. Anna Thorsch is the new "Eyes" Reporter for your
Department and you might as well teil her what to writeabout yourselves. She'll find out anywayDel
Maples is the Tool Room Reporter. Have you noticed the bang up job he is doing? His story of Sam
Ross this month is worth special mention. Inspectors will be wise to heed the listening ears of
Katherine Pfabe. She's reporting the news from that Department now, and has her "spies"
out for all story material.
Amiable, popular manager of the Payroll and Timekeeping department over which he has presided
since 1941 - stoically surviving sundry changes in systems and methods. Was born in Pulicifer,
Wisconsin on April 1, 1907, stoutly maintains that the date is insignificant and that any
conclusions drawn are entirely impossible and irrelevant. Previously worked in the Fisher Body plant
in Wisconsin and then established a business of his own in Toledo, Ohio (1937-1939) the main
function of which was the manufacturing and distribution of packaged food producís. Is bitter
about the daily depletion of his inventories by several thoughtless acquaintances during this time.
Now lives at 1504 Morton, Ann Arbor - was married in 1930 and has two energetic boys aged 10 and 12.
Recently traded in his 1937 Packard on a 1937 Packard. Is planning a photo-electric time clock which
clangs loudly when absentminded employees forget their timecards.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES All employees must notüy the Personnel Department oí any change
of address. This information is necessary to insure contact with relatives in case of emergency.
with employees in regard to work in their department as well as
"it Hurts To Get Hurt," Says Safety Committee
We are very pleased to announce that Ted Bragg is the new chairman of the Safety Committee. Ted
replaces Leslie Carlson. We all extend our thanks to Les for the time given and interest shown,
during the time he was chairman. Congratulations to you, Ted. for being selected to replace Les. We
will give you our complete co-operation and' help you in any way we can to make your new assignment
interesting and worth while. From now on, if any employee has a safety suggestion, please contact
Ted Bragg, and I can assure you it will not be ignored. We have had the lanes painted, directing the
truck and food traffic between the two plants. Please use these lanes as they are primarily for your
safety. Several things were discussed at the last regular meeting. 1. Guards on the milling machines
should be in use by the time you read this. 2. The ventilation in the bakelite room is also being
taken care of. 3. A guard has been placed on the circular saw in the carpenter shop. 4. The
Potassium Cyanide jars are to be labeled in the paint shop. 5. New safety guards are being
investigated for the punch presses. They are the type that have interlocking switches that will not
trip the press until the gates are down and the employees hands are entirely f ree from the dangr
zone. 6. No smoking signs are to be posted in Optical Assembly where Acetone is kept and used from
open containers. It was brought to the attention of the committee that some electrical connections
and also some maintenance work had been done by employees, rather than by the proper ones, and in
most cases they were more of a hazard than a help. In the future, if any work of this type is to be
done, the foreman and department heads are to request the service to be done by the regular
maintenance crews. I Also, the safety circuit on the north elevator has been found to be blocked i
several occasions by a piece of cardboard. Whoever has been doing this is warned that it is a very
unsafe practice, and to please discontinue placing anything in it in the future. Does anyone have
any suggestions they would like to have brought before the committee? Remember to "Work safely,
It hurts to get hurt". Have a nice vacation, but don't forget safety then either. Drive
carefully, not too much sun, and use caution and good judgement when around the water.
Mr. And Mrs. Russell Wayne Bullis
Beverly Myers, daughter oí Mr. and Mrs. Mearle Myers of Ypsilanti became the bride of
Russell Wayne Bullis, son oí Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bullis. Ypsilanti, on Sunday, June 15th. The
seven-o'clock double-ring ceremony was read by Rev. William Shaw in the First Baptist Church in
Ypsilanti. Attending Beverly as Maid of ■pnor was her sister Joyce. Ralph Bullis, brother of the
groom, served as 5est man. A reception immediately following the wedding ceremony was held in the
Church Parlor. The bridal couple spent their honeymoon on a trip through the Southern States. The y
are now at home to friends at 213 River St., Ypsilanti. Best wishes to Bev and Russ from all their
friends at Argus.
Mr. And Mrs. Orville J. Harrison
Do you have trouble with keeping up with your husband? If so, why not cali on Bussy. She went
north on her vacation accompanied by her husband with built-in tin boat and outboard motor, and
carne back with the same husband, same boat, and same outboard, but with complete specifications for
a log cabin. You know that the more I think of it, the more I admire his system of acquiring those
things men "need". For instance, he was driving home from work and found an oíd
outboard motor propellor. Being a frugal man, having learned from his wife, he saved the propeller,
all the while seeking a way to use it. At last, an inspiration . . . he would buy a motor, and
spark-plugs, and starting rope, and shaft and he had a complete outboard motor. Thus saving and
utilizing his little O. M. propeller. Now a man is entitled to do many things of, shall we say, a
strange nature before the boys with butterfly nets come to look for him, but carrying around an
outboard motor attached to his car or hung on his belt is stretching their patience too far. So
Raymond, after considering many plans to utilize his motor, finally made a decisión that was
sheer genius, and therefore was forced to buy a nice boat. Thus remaining a free man, keeping his
happy home, and most of all, utilizing his little propeller. Knowing all of this, you can envision a
beautiful log cabin in the Pines for while the Buss family were in the north woods, Ray found a poor
little log, only three feet long, and slightly worm eaten, but somewhere and somehow it will grow
into his sumher home. Ask Eunice. Notice to all people keeping house! Norm Tweed is now doing his
usual summer job of baching it while the fámily lanquishes in the sun at Fox Lake, Illinois.
All dinner invitations will be cordially accepted, also any volunteer help to wash dishes, sweep
floors, and wash out his unmentionables. Your reporter just finished a week of it and it ain't what
it's cracked up to be. Surrounded by the sweet scent of roses and accompanied by the muted strains
of "Hearts & Flowers", Roy Craik, Boss of Dept. 60, traveled that long, long, trail to
the State of Matrimony on July 21st in Kalamazoo. His bride was Miss Grace Bosker, teacher at Ann
Arbor High. According to the picture of Mrs. Craik in the Ann Arbor News, she appears to be a very
handsome woman. The Boss is now back at the office, looking ten years younger and with stars in his
eyes. While he is settling back down to earth, we will take the opportunity to wish them the most of
LOST To all males except Robert Kosal, one Ann Kachula. To all females except Ann Kachula, one
Robert Kosal, Ann and Bob became officially engaged on July 12th. Best wishes, kids.
An Engine Nears!
We weren't real sure, for a while, where we'd find our desk when we came in in the morning. They
were piled three high in the drafting room. But we're more or Iess settled now. Of course, Tool
Design has moved up stairs and the Ray Tracing girls and boys have moved down to the first floor . .
. leaving Stella, Marie and Beverley to fight it out with the fifty thousand men we have up here
now. We hear all kinds of tales - such as the one Red. our Golf Champ, was telling us about having
had a 385-yard drive last week. We heard too that one of our ex-employees has gone to Rochester to
establish a residence so he can come back to Argus and retire. H ector claims he was hit by a flying
disk. Of this we're pretty sure though . . . The three new fathers in the Drafting & Designing
Room are Borusch, Nelson and Vanden Broek. Now that it's vacation time . . . Don Feder says he
doesn't know where to go so the girls said they could suggest a place, but they don't think he'd
like it there ! Beachie will be back soon. We're trying to get a studio couch moved in next to his
board, so he can get adequate rest. Somebody is "saying it with flowers" to Stella. Hobey
French said they got their hay in last week-end, but in the same breath they told about all the
lobster they ate ... and you know what lobster goes well with . . . so maybe he meant hey-hey!
Mr And Mrs. Gene Darnell
Given in marriage by her father, Alfred E. Schwind, Colette Ann became the bride oí Gene
Cortland Darnell, June 21st, in the St. Thomas Church. Father Robert Allen presided at the
ten-o'clock doublé ring ceremony. Miss Grace Schwind. sister of the bride acted as Maid
oí Honor, while Polly Pociask and Toni Vetter were bridesmaids. Three year old Carol Kromer
attended her aunt as flower girl. Mr. Cari Darnell, who served as best man, is the grooms brother.
Following a two weeks honeymoon in Northern Michigan, the newlyweds have now made their home in the
Terrace Apartments. Sincere best wishes.
Mr. And Mrs. James Filkins
St Andrews Episcopal Church was the scène oí the wedding of Miss Peggy Allen to Mr.
James Filkins. Peggy was given in marriage by her father. Mr. Floyd Allen, at a three-o'clock
doublé ring ceremony. Dr. Lewis orficiated. Attending her sister as Matron of Honor was Mrs.
Dale Kaiser. Mrs. Neil Allen and Lois Waterman were bridesmaids. The brides' small neice and newphew
served as flower girl and ring bearer. A Garden Reception was held at the Allen home immediately
following the ceremony. After a short honeymoon, the couple returned to Ann Arbor where Mr. Filkins
is building a factory. Peggy and Ted are temporarily living with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Allen while
their new home is being completed. Best wishes to the newlyweds for success and happiness.
Congratulations On Your Fifth Anniversary At Argus
Mr. George Pickering is back with us after a week of vacationing, spent painting his house. He
says he found painting to be a slow job. Need any help, George? Last week was fishing week for Naomi
Gillen and Jerry Otts. Wonder who caught the most??? We do know that Jerry caught a wonderful case
of sunburn. Ed Bethke spent the week end in Canada. Ed says he finds the Canadian liquids more
refreshing. (Must be he means the tea drinking habit!) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O'Hare are now enjoying a
trip through the East. They plan to visit their son, Pat, stationed in New Hampshire. Phyllis Bock
and Audrey Hom are two disappointed girls this week, due to an evening spent at the Carnival in
Ypsilanti. They claim they wasted some money. Wonder Why??? Jerry Otts and Marvel DeMara are kept
busy these days working in their gardens. Due to the great demand, all orders must be placed
Lines From The Camera Lines
You want to get some news for the paper ? There's nothing going on you better come later. They
shut up like clams when questions you ask, It certainly is no easy task. Let's start in the room
that lies to the north, Where Henry is going back and forth. Marión says, "Our
department is dumb, And you would think they all are numb. All we do is sit and sit and work, You
would think everybody around is a jerk. Mary puts rivets with the punchpress on parts, Anna May and
Clara at lunchtime play cards. Blanche's Georgy moved finally close to her house, But her grandchild
with mother are visiting South. And it clicks and it clacks, (low humming too) To get the day's
production through. In the other room the assembly lines race, You hardly can see anybody's face.
Efficiënt and busy the and E gang, They put out their quota all day long. Here it's calling and
shouting the loudspeaker barks, The radio too, the baseball game starts. We are glad to see Vinnie
back on her seat, For good are gone Shirley's wisdom teeth. John Shattuck without his crutches you
meet, But he still stands not quite firm on his feet. You boys and girls watch what you say and do,
Because next time in the gossip line, it may be you.
From The Assembly Hall
The greatest topic of discussion at the moment is who "sat" for the picture that adorns
the wall of our department. This fact is pretty well established: It was taken on a farm near Milan
some time ago of a supervisor trying to meet the schedules. Very photogenic, indeed ! We wonder if
everything came out okay ? ? Betty Hetchler was gone for a few days due to an operation on her arm.
However, she is back with us again and we are glad to report her arm is on the road to recovery. We
guess that Alyce Miresse Watson has forgotten her way to the plant. We lear she started over to
visit all of her former colleagues one day, but guess she got sidetracked as we never did see ler.
Hurry over, Alyce, we're anxious to see you again - Jackson is too far away. Gert Haines had a
week's vacation recently when she kept hubby Paul company on some fishing trips. We laven't heard
how successful the fishing was, but they did have success at getting their car trunk dented in.
After :he accident, Paul was getting quite hot under the collar until four smiling iassies stepped
out of the other car. The weather bureau couldn't believe such a drop in temperature
possibleGirvan's harem is rapidly increasing - there are even some brunettes in the last group ! He
remains true to one :ype, however - females. Did you know that when Tiny goes to lunch with a
certain person he can hardly eat a bite ? ? And for a good reason, too - she won't let him!
Incidentally, our department name has been changed. Instead of Optical Assembly, it is now known as
the Filter Department. How long should it take a new Ford to travel the distance between Pinckney
(Michigan, that is) and Argus? This pink and blue announcement arrived just this instant. "Now
I intended to surprise The parents I selected But someone went and put 'em wise I f ound I was
expected ! But say! I fooled 'em anyhow In spite of all their guesses - (They didn't know for sure
till now If I'd wear pants or dresses.)" and it is signed Suzanne Marie Waggott. Perhaps the
name is not too familiar with many of you readers, but I'm sure you all remember her mother Dottie.
(By gosh, she was a blonde too ! I wonder how she ever got away f rom Girvan??) Yes indeed,
"The milkman cometh' - every morning at seven o'clock! With vacation coming up, the
conversation around here sounds very much like a Tourists' Information Bureau. We hear bits about
the best routes to - Popular Bluffs, Mo., Lexington, Ky. Quebec, Can., Little Rock, Ark., anc Otsego
Lake, Michigan. Are we proud! "The Mayor of the Town" is Mary Wingrove's husband The town
is East Ann Arbor (I always say Platt and get nothing but blank stares. I might just as well say
'GloccaMorra') We'd really like to teil you a few things about the new girls in this department, but
they've been here such a short time we simply haven't had a chance to probé into their
private affairs. Why, would you believe it - some of them haven't even heard all o: Ma Green's jokes
yet ? ?
This department had a bride, too - only one, but considering that she is wenty percent of our
membership, it sn't a bad average. We're to have another bride soon, but more about hat later.
Beverly Myers became Beverly Bullis on June IS, at a very lovely Sunday evening wedding in the First
Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. She and lus made a carefully planned escape soon after the service, and
went on a I motor trip through the southeast. Now hey are at home in their apartment in Ypsilanti.
Rus is going back to school n the Fall, so Bev is staying with us to help work his way through
college. (We hope it takes him years and years). Of course we had a shower for Bev : Mrs. Radford's
daughter Kathy Waggoner gave it at her apartment. Roy B. ïelped Bev unwrap her gifts, and
Francés Watterworth made the ribjons into the bouquet for Bev to carry at the rehearsal. To
go back a bit further, several weeks ago we all went to a luncheon at Mary Haight Rose's house in
Highland Park. It was wonderful to have Nflary with us again - we'll always miss ler. Meantime,
Francés Galloway was making plans to leave, since her husband decided to wind up his
gradúate work and take a job. Right now they are in Kansas, where Roger is contributing lis
two weeks service in the Army Air Corps to maintain his Officers Reserve standing. There was a
farewell al fresco supper for Francés G. in Francés W's garden. Francés W.
cooks as well as she does everything else, which tells the whole story of a delicious repast.
Titus brought a chocolate cake - they made me say this.) Roy B. had a birthday last month, ' and
we had a party at rest period. We had ice cream and angel cake (Barbara , Titus made the cake - they
made me r say this) and, of course, a cigar ! Roy it : on his vacation at the moment, and h we miss
him. Mrs. Radford has just returned frora New York, where she attended a conference of the National
Association of Personnel Directors. Francés Gs resignation left a vacant chair, so now we
have Betty Carison from Dexter, who carne to us I ing an engagement ring. She is our next bride,
mentioned in paragraph one, and since her husband is probably going to school in the f all, she
plans to work with us for a while. Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ceronsky on
the f birth of their son James Charles, born June 8th. I
The Little Man Who Wasn't There
Newest oí Regional Sales Managers is Jim (James to you, bub) Steel, Ex-Serviceman . . .
meaning department at Argus and U. S. Army Air Corps. Congratulations to Jim not only íor the
new title but also for his fine looking family pictured above. Leit to right is V2 Year oíd
Stevie, wife "Bernie", and Boss-While-Pop-Is-Away Jim, Jr., 22 years oíd.
Young Virginian Visits Grandfather