Argus At Cheboygan
In northern Michigan, located at the mouth of the Cheboygan River, with the water of the Straits
of Mackinaw and Lake Huron lapping at her shores, lies Cheboygan. Early in the summer of 1845, a
sailing vessel, called the "Bunker HUI," sailed over to the main land from Mackinaw. In
the following summer Jacob Sammons brought his family to settle in what is now Cheboygan. During the
early years of settlement dog teams and stage coach furnished the transportation, and it was
necessary for stores to buy all stocks before winter. The lumbering business developed out of the
great forests of northern Michigan. During the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the
2Oth century, Cheboygan became a leading lumbering city. Big sawmills were built, docks constructed,
and a harbor opened for lumber shipment. Cheboygan became a port of cali, and boats from Cleveland,
Detroit, and Buffalo stopped regularly. As the years passed, the forests were exhausted, and the
lumber industry moved west. Streams that floated logs, now supply the passage of fishing boats and
resorters' yachts. With the end of the lumber industry, Cheboygan has become one of the greatest
resort cities. Ideally located and easily accessible by water and land, scenic and historie interest
adds greatly to the attraction for the visitor. ,, With all this in mind and because .idftp has
opened an assembly división Hüheboygan, a trip was made to the city and first hand
information obtained. Mrs. Radford, Beverly Bullis, and Becky Matson took off for Cheboygan on a hot
Thursday in August. As they entered the city, the gracious beauty of the M. D. Olds home, Gerry
Buhrman's maternal grandparents, on South Main Street welcomed them. The following day they saw the
famous bent apple tree in the city park, the yachts moored at the river's edge and the Escapade,
famous for her success in the races, tied up at the doek. Most of their time was spent at the Argus
plant where Gerry Buhrman, known as foreman of Department 18, when in Ann Arbor, and Glen Harrie,
formerly of the Cost Department, gave them a royal welcome and showed them thru' the plant and
introduced them to members of Department 22, Cheboygan División of Argus. The following
account will introduce them to Argus at Ann Arbor. The plant, originally a grocery warehouse, is a
large two story brick building located a few blocks from the main part of town. Last fall Argus
leased this building at Cheboygan for an assembly department to make P. A. projector cases, and
later on to make camera cases. Actual assembling began to take place early in 1947. Our reporters
had the opportunity to follow the process of making these boxes anc would like to relate to you a
summary of what they observed. The first step is taken in the basement where Earl Berden, of the
Woodworking Department, cuts huge sheets of birch and fir plywood into strips with a tablesaw. When
the wood has been cut to proper sizes with a cutoui saw, Earl then uses a shaper to beve the edges
of the pieces which make up the box. A glueing machine helps Fred Bur form the pieces into a box. He
also uses an automatic nailer, which cuts ffc' drives three nails a second, reinrng the glued edges.
Boxes, still in rough form, are then sent to Ken Norman. Ken operates a sanding machine which knocks
off the sharp corners and smoothes the sides and top. So that the top will fit the bottom perfectly,
the box is made al in one piece; the cover is then cut off Finished boxes are now sent up the
elevator to the first floor, where Marie Harrie, Eva Tebo, Emily Wilcox. and
Helen Baier apply black leatherette covering. A large automatic glue pot dilutes huge cakes of
dry, rubber-like glue. This machine has a roller which is kept wet with glue by its rotating motion.
Puiling the leatherette over the roller spreads a uniform coating of glue over the surface. The box
is then covered entirely by this material and washed free of any excess glue with a damp cloth.
Frank Stempky. who operates a riveting machine, fastens hinges, catches, and'handles to the box. The
interior of the box is done by Bud Berden, Jr. It is his job to line the box with blue flock. In
order to do this, he first masks the box, so that in spraying on adhesive, none of the moist
adhesive will get on to the exterior. He then sprays on the adhesive into which moist surface he
sprays on blue rayon flock. The thickness of flock lining the box gives it a soft, velvet effect.
The flock is allowed to dry overnight beförë excess flock is blown out with a pressure
hose. The silver Argus trademark is then stamped on the box front by Tony Swiderek, who also
attaches tiny metal feet to the bottom. After the boxes are inspected by Paul Lindman, George Hansen
packs them and ships them to our dealers. Besides being the shipper, George also handles general
Anyone wishing to reduce should visit the Engineering Department Steam Bath. All of the
thermometers here have blown their tops during the last month. The boys are. looking forward to the
coming of winter when it will be very cool in the office. We wish to welcome three new men into our
department, Harvey Lentz, Charlie Mahler, and Richard Lañe. Joe Dianetti has been proclaimed
the Champion Spaghetti Eater. Stella Edds is spending a cool vacation in. Atlanta, Georgia. - Did I
say cool?? Bill Wetzel tells about the big fish that got away. It was so big that he couldn't get it
into the net - he says. Jim Harvey is busy painting his house these days.
We welcome the following new mem bers to the Service Department; Edward Drutchas-correspondent,
Al Stohrer - correspondent, James Rohrbach - repairman, Richard Kelly -- repairman, Doris Snowgold -
receiving clerk, and Dorothy Lixey-receiving clerk.
Ethel and Mike enjoyed their vacation in northern Michigan. Orviel Harrison and wife accompanied
them to Marquette. On their way back they visited the Soo Lakes. Ethel's mother returned with them
for a two week's visit. Sally went to Niagra Falls - she says it was her second honeymoon. She had
the pleasure of operating the gates to let the big boat through at the Weiland Canals. She and Ray
spent their second week at Houghton Lake. Edna Arnold seems to be terribly disillusioned with Bay
City. Ask her if the lobster she ate had anything to do with it. The very charming new girl in the
paint shop is Marva Struble öf Plytnouth. The folks presented Della with a pressure cooker, and
Mary Ann with an electric percolator as wedding gifts. The girls were both very happy with their
presents. Ruth Burns enjoyed herself at Cloverdale Beach near Kingsville, Ontario, with her
The Machine Shop
Vacations are all over so now we get down to business. Bowling - and just wait till you see what
gives from the machine shop. Since the air conditioning has been installed in the bakelite
room,Lewis 3elleau has had unlimited guests. Swede Olson went back to Minnesota to get his English
corrected. Maurice Howe made a quick entry and exit at the golf tournament - 212 in the shade - he
In case anyone didn't know, Ed Nimke is responsible for the beautiful gladiola which have been
beautifying some of the offices and the hall. Ed's flowers are famous, state-wide, due to his
entries in the many flower shows held each year. So far he has won in Midland and Coloma, 6 firsts,
5 seconds, 2 thirds and 1 rosette, which is champiön of the color class. We are all very proud
of you, Ed, and wish you continued success.
Agus Eyes is published for the employees oí Argus Infcorporated and their families. It is
intended to be a means oí friendly communication between them, and to provide a reliable
source of iniormation concerning the company's business. Beverly Bullis of the Personnel department
makes sure that news is gathered and that pictures are obtained and arranged in readable iashion for
publication about the 10th oí each month. Sam Schneider and Gerry Davenport will
íurnish the pictures. unless they are to be made with a pen or pencil, in which case Marie
Barbier and Ed Palmer are called upon. Charles A Barker "limmy" to all. will be Art
Director and Art Consultant. The proíile will be done by Harry Rookes.
This department certainly went all out for vacations this year. It seems every one went places
and did very interesting things. Harold and Ruth L'Esperance spent their week at Twin Lakes,
fishing, resting, and teaching daughter Lou Ann the fine points of fishing. Harold tried out his new
Argus camera with much success. Aggie says she didn't do a thing, but she actually spent her time in
Grand Rapids with her aunt. Archie journeyed up to Goodrich and Lapeer with his family, and also
found time to paint his house. Leola and Johnny went to Grand Rapids to visit friends, and also
spent some time in a cabin on Saginaw Bay. Amanda. Harold. and friends visited in Butler Grove City,
Pennsylvania. Lucille and Jan had a very interesting trip through the Great Smoky Mountains, then
came back and visited their parents the remainder of the week. Wilbur traveled down Washington way,
visiting all the most important points of interest, and coming back through Virginia, Maryland, and
Ohio. Berniece went south to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and La Fayette, Georgia, coming back through
the Smoky Mountains. She and Ross visited Ross's parents, who returned with them for two weeks. Mary
Jane and Roland went to Findly, Ohio, and were pleasantly surprised with many more wedding gifts.
Red Stickney is a little on the backward side and wouldn't teil what he did. We do know, however,
that he went to Ohio, can't say just where, but I overheard Archie ask him if he had to wear shoes.
You might have guessed it, Doris went up north to Houghton Lake and Traverse City. She took lots of
pictures which we are anxious to see. Betty is one of the more fortúnate - she doesn't have
to leave home to have a nice vacation, as she has a lovely home at Whitmore Lake.
Marguerite was another one bound for the south, her destination being Louisville, Kentucky, where
she visited her brother who is recovering from a recent illness. Laura and Rube and the Hilges spent
two weeks motoring in the upper peninsula. They stayed a few days at Lake Charlevoix and Marquette.
Stuart and Maureen spent a very restful week at Johnson's Rustic Resort at Houghton Lake. They met
the Ralph Bowies who were also staying there. Cecille and Torn had a lovely trip through the
northern part of Minnesota. On their way through Wisconsin they visited with Norman Hartman, a
former Argus employee. He would like very much to hear from some of the folks. Katherine took her
children, Dianne and Herby, to Zukey Lake, where they had a cottage for the week. As I write this,
Olive is still enjoying herself in New York City. I imagine she will have lots to teil us when she
gets back. Bessie says she didn't venture very far from home - only to Detroit shopping, which
usually proves very interesting. I will close this rather lengthy column by saying, "A good
time was had by all."
September seems to start a new period in the year. If you're going to make a big decisión,
September is the month for it. That's what caused our big decisión : about going to the
fortune teller that is. We were curious about the future. Last week we all took a day off and went
to see about the future. Tve decided why they cali those women fortune tellers. They teil your
future for a fortune. We consulted her one by one and as people carne out I noted what the future
had in store for them. Jackie came out smiling like she had something up her sleeve. The crystal
ball saw her as the wife of a famous experimental farmer who had successfully discovered how to grow
everything to a height that you don't have to bend over or reach up to piek it.
Dick Cutting's future looked good too. He is slated to direct and produce the greatest hit of all
times, "Oíd ; Mother Hubbard." Katy DeYonker, the actress of the crowd, will play
the lead. I don't know who'll be the dog. Things looked kinda gloomy for Percy, Jean. and Marcy.
Within the next three or four years they'll all be married and raising a family. They didn't seem
dismayed in the least though. Looks like Bill Armstrong would be the second Harry Truman. He'll rise
to the top but still be the devoted husband and father. We all knew something would come of Elaine
and Ed buying that apartment house. Looking into the future, they can be reached at the very
fashionable "Dolí Dúplex" after working hours. During the day they devote
their time to their real estáte business. Dorothy did so well campaigning for the
"Little Below the Knee" club that she decided to go into politics. Our friend, the fortune
teller, sees her as the U. S. Envoy to Lisbon. Here comes Laura - she's smiling too. Seems Roland is
to be the head of a huge Wall Street firm and she's going to be his receptionist when the children
are away at school. Miss Lundahl looked pleased too. Her future is all sewed up. She's to be a
famous author, and she'll be so Dusy with her public it's doubtful that we'll ever see her buzzing
around. Kelly also will be sitting pretty. The tea leaves say he'll be the biggest dairy rarmer in
the country. Seems he'll perfect the famous "Milk Shake from Cow."
Irene looked kinda sad. I guess she doesn't want to ever leave Arg'us, but you can't argüe
with the stars. If they say she's going to be a night club inger, then what can she do? Margaret
looked rather worried. I guess she doesn't care about being another Amelia Earhart, but that's fate
vlaggie. Pat looks happy. She's glad that she decided to return to school. Our pal in he turban says
she's headed for a eature story position on the Tuesday Morning Pole. Ann's to be rewarded for
returning her four thousand dollar check. She's to live in a mansion in Grosse Pointe in not too
many years. Cheer up kid, miracles happen. Jim Dingman, the Van Johnson of Sales, is headed for even
better things. He's to be the Dean of Men at Hawaii Tech. Elizabeth Hugg and Cal Haugh refused to
give us a statement. They wouldn't say success or failure. Oh well, no news is good news. Always new
faces in Sales. This month we introduce Herb Hall from almost every place, Dorothy Gainsley from
Dexter, Bonnie Bergren and Jackie Creath from Ann Arbor. Good Luck Kids.
Girls be caref ui ! The night shift boys are terrible wolves. They will whistle at you if you
dare pass their windows while they are on duty. Nelson Beaubien just got married on August 2nd. and
now finds it hard to work, especially in the heat. That sound of fist on flesh was just Harold
Chalmers taking the count, af ter Athol Ward laid one on him. Vinton Donner celebrated the birth of
a baby daughter August 4th, by handing out cigars.
Fall Wedding Planned
Miss Kay Altenbernt of Whitmore Lake and Walter Purdy of our Service Department, who recently
became engaged, will become Mr. and Mrs. on October 25th.
With vacation week over we are all back at the old grind. It seems that most of the girls had
very interesting trips. Pauline J. and her hubby visited in Carterville, Missouri, and by all
reports it was really hot ! Edith F. and her family also had a vacation in Poplar Bluffs, Missouri,
with her daughter and son-in-law, Olen Morris, a former Argus Tool Room employee. Virginia B. spent
a very lovely vacation at Crystal Lake with her parents and brought back a sunburn - ouch ! Houghton
Lake was the vacation spot for Helen Snyder and family. Helen said the weather was good, but the
fishing not so good. Alice Weir journeyed to Dayton, Ohio, to attend the wedding of her niece and
also spent some of her vacation time there.
Ma Green thinks she should thank Argus for her wonderful two weeks vacation which was spent up
north at Otsego Lake. Pa did the cooking and Ma washed dishes and what wonderful blue gills and
perch they caught. Sure sounds like good eating to us. Doris Folske and husband also spent a week at
Otsego Lake. Doris said she couldn't catch anything, guess the fish knew Ma Green was coming so they
waited for her hook. Ha . Eva Baker and her better half went to Little Rock, Ark. Visited with Mrs.
Baker's mother, whom either hadn't seen in ten years - boy ! what a surprise. After lending a
helping hand to inventory, Leona Ward and Athol spent a few days in Traverse City with her parents.
Thressel C. and hubby visited mostly in Kentucky. She looks a little tieavier, guess it was that
corn bread that she's always talking about. By the way, the town she said, was
"Salyersville." Ellen Bentz and Freddie spent one week in northern Michigan with his
Folks. Had a swell time sight-seeing everyday.
Barbara S.. Betty H., and Betty R. took a trip to Isle of Palms and Folly Beach on the Atlantic
Ocean. The girls spent their evenings in Charleston S. C, and it sure was hot weather - what
sunburns. Jeanne B. and Audrey S. spent a day out to Marjorie McCain's. We hear it is their last
invitation from the McCains' as they ate them out of house and home. We understand girls! Gert
Haines and hubby had planned to do some fishing, but changed their minds when the temperature soared
so high; can't blame them tho'. Can't seem to get much news out of Eddie Girvan about his two weeks,
but do understand he roughed it. Came back with a suntan and a look of a very relaxed individual.
The hair line looked a little shorter too. Ted S. visited at Lake Charlevoix and had a very good
time, just fishing, swimming and eating. Some fun. Dick Hinds vacationed at Otsego Lake with his
parents and girl friend, Miss Nida Payne. We will all miss Janet Christ and Helen Johlfs. Good lurk
girls. We are sorry to hear that Bertha J. and Helen Allen won't be with us for some time, due to
illness. The department surely will miss them. Hurry up and get well girls. Congratulations to Edith
Garlick on her recent engagement to Grady Graham of De Soto, Missouri. We hear that wedding bells
will be ringing in the near future. What moonlight swimming party did Madge go on ? She hasn't been
the same since. We understand Viola has found her ong lost Grand-dad. We're very happy for her.
Congratulations on the birth of a daughter Linda Ellen to Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Koebnick; also to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eeeton on the birth of a daughter Carol Lee. Best
of luck to Dagney Smock who left the department to journey with her husband to San Antonio, Texas,
where he plans to attend school. We finally managed to find out why Shirley H. was so excited about
going on vacation to Brooklyn, N. Y. This is really getting serious, we hear she is planning another
trip very soon.
Hubert Krasny became the pre w father of a 6 pound 14 oz. boy, Philip Hale Erasny. bom August
14th. Congratulations, Hubert. Harold Wilson and Chester Walczak are two recent additions to the
Tool Room Gang. Ted Schlemmer returned from vacation this morning to find everyone still on the
Genial, obliging receiving clerk, Plant I. Was born in Milán on February 5, 1887 and lives
now in Saline township where he has a 52-acre farm. Is keenly interested in fruit farming and
experiments along these lines have resulted in various hybred fruits. Originated the
"Washfcenaw" variety of strawberry, the result of cross-pollination, which is a sweet,
acid-free berry, and disease-resistant. Hopes to be able to devote a lot of his future spare time,
when he retires from the Company, to this sort of thing, and has great plans drawn up involving
hybredization of apples and peaches. Has been married 38 years and his two girls are 25 and 28
years. His son Jack, 22, was in the Infantry during the drive through the Sigfried Line into
Germany. Has been with the Company, through its many name changes, since 1929 - is reluctant to
leave (sometime this month) but looks forward to his work and experiments on the farm.
Six Holidays With Pay How It Works
Since the announcement of six I days with pay was made sorae weeks ago, several questions
relative to its administering have been asked. "Your Job at Argus", our manual, states
that we observe six holidays; New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,
and Christmas. As of August first of this year, these holidays will be the six holidays with pay.
The questions which have been asked and their answers are as follows: Question: Do we work the
working day before and the working day after the holiday to obtain our holiday pay? Answer: Yes, we
must work the last working day before and the first working day after the holiday to obtain the
holiday pay. Example: Monday, September lst was Labor Day and one of the six holidays. In order to
obtain the holiday pay, we must have worked the Friday before the holiday and the Tuesday following
the holiday to obtain our holiday pay. Question: What happens when the lioliday falls on Sunday?
Answer: If the holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be observed as the holiday and
will be paid for as such. Question: What happens when ty holiday falls on Saturday? h$V Answer:
Saturday is not a working day, but when one of the above six holidays falls on Saturday it will be
paid eight hours straight time for holiday. Question: What happens if we are called upon to work on
the holiday? Answer: Eight hours straight time and eight hours holiday pay will be paid. Question:
What happens if the holiday is included in the work week due to the nature of our job, for example,
watchman, etc. Answer: Either a day off with pay arranged with consent of department head or regular
pay plus eight hour pay for holiday. Question: What if the holiday occurs during the vacation week?
Answer: Eight hours extra pay will be included in vacation check.
Celebrating A Decade At Argus
The Temple Steps
We are taking steps in this issue to change the name of our column from "COST CAPERS"
to a more encompassing one so that the news of Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Accounts Payable, and
Cost can be under one heading. Since all four of these are fundamentally money changing in nature,
we have alluded to the BOOK and having been driven from the Temple, we sit here upon the Steps. This
has been a period of blissful quiet up here in these offices, the only disturbance being when Harry
Letsis ihoves his pans of meat in through the door to roast. During this hot weather, we have one of
the most convenient offices in town, we don't have to go out for lunch, we just put the eggs in the
filing cabinet. You, Dear Reader, have undoubtedly heard rumors about the birds and bees in the Cost
Department. Well, it's true. Our own little Gracy Langstaff is knitting little things and craving
ice cream and dill pickles at 2:00 A.M. We're going to miss our little girl, but fj-pite of our most
sincere efforts to her into staying with us, she is determined to go through with it! The date is
December. The gal and boy are grand kids and your correspondent speaks for all of Argus when he says
the Best of Luck and Lots of Happiness to both Grace and Jack. There is an oíd natural law
that reads somewhat as follows: For every gain or loss there is necessarily a
ing loss or gain. That is why I have had such a busy day down in the basement polishing up the
welcome mats for Dorine Larmee and Murlene Hagopian who have recently joined the family. The big
wind you heard early in August was not a cyclone, but a sigh of relief when we saw Rocky arrived
safely home after his trip to the West Coast. It speaks pretty well for his mechanical skill. You
can watch for bigger and better columns in the future when our new correspondents, Janet Main, Janet
Johnson, and Millie Jones start the copy rolling in.
The Lens Shiners
Grace Boltman and Mildred Williams flew to California on the United Airlines. While in the
Chicago station they saw Judy Garland. Flying over the mountains was really a beautiful sight but
sorta scary. The girls stayed in Pasadena and went swimming on Long Beach. They saw quite a few
movie stars and many beautiful sights. The time went fast and they soon found themselves flying back
to good ol' Michigan. Sounds like a wonderful vacation to us. Grace Drechsel. husband and daughter
Beverly enjoyed a pleasant week in Michigan's upper península.
I If you have enjoyed hearing Tchaikovisky's Marche Slave, you have Frank Wilson of Plant II
stockroom to thank. He presented us with this very good recording by the Cleveland Orchestra - it is
one of his favorite records, and he wanted to share it with us.
Wedding June Mills will become the bride of Johnny Dames on September 2Oth. Mrs. Lillian Stutzman
has returned from a wedding trip to Champagne, Illinois. Lillian was accompanied home by her mother,
Mrs. Drechsel. Mr. and Mrs. Heilman Baker and Helen Bybee spent their vacations in Kentucky. We are
still anxious for Sylvia Moss to return to work. Sylvia has been very ill for the past three months
and we all miss her very much. Audra Stotts has recovered nicely from a recent minor operation. Mary
Weakley, Vera Alcock, Shirley Taylor, Mary Wilson. and Esther Haworth preferred the Northern country
as a vacation center. Mrs. Ed Betke, who was taken ill while vacationing in Canada, was able to
return home last week. Elizabeth Rampas feil and hurt her knee while coming out of a store in
Scranton, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth says it was kinda hard on the nylons. Miller's cottage at Portage
Lake has been a rendezvous for the swimmers from the department during the heat wave. Edna and
Adeline spent one day of their vacation in Detroit, shopping and riding the roller coaster at
Jefferson Beach. Ask them how they liked the roller coaster. Gert has been spending all of her spare
time working on her new home. Helen Brazee spent her two weeks
in Chicago. What was the attraction there, Helen???
Vacation week is over at last and we are all back to the old grind again. Things still continue
to happen as usual, for instance : Norma has what is commonly known as Horsitis, we lose her every
week end to the race track, where she feverishly bets away her millions. Ruth, her son, and girl
friend spent an eventful week at a cottage. They managed to burn themselves to a horrible shade of
red. After suffering untold anxieties, Jeannie finally managed to get her drivers license in spite
of the fact that she stalled under a green light. Traffic cops beware ! Ann L, the baby of our
family, will finally come of age this month. Now she won't have to duck when the sheriff catches her
over a vernors?? Dick is still wondering when it will be safe to take a vacation, I guess he knows
us too well. When the cat's away the mice will play, (poor Armin). Congratulations Bill on your
finally getting that new car. If you can sneak it away from your wife, we'll let you take us for a
ride. If not, we'll settle for a spin in your airplane. Chicago devoured Liny for a few days but he
managed to devour plenty of fried chicken and thick steaks. Imagine going to Chicago for food. He
claims it was the midget auto races at Soldiers Field but- we wonder. ,
Annual Argus Picnic At German Park
Lines From The Camera Line
Vacations still continue. Most of the kids took little trips, fishing, swimming, and so on. But
some really went to town vacation week. Barbara and Lillian went to New York. No heat could stop
them, and they enjoyed themselves. So did Millie Morey, visiting with her sister for the first time
in four years. Met her little nephew nine months old and the older nephew of four and a half years.
She brought back a picture. What a boy ! See and judge.
Willie stayed here but had to take quite a few "cooling offs" - the heat was too great.
Florence Bartell's parents are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary "Good luck"
till the diamond anniversary comes up. Ed Nimke brought some blue and red ribbons home from the
gladiolus show. Congratulations, Ed! Bridgeen had her tonsils removed and feels much better now.
Botiy Street has left the Planning Department. She is taking up tfte fuli duties of homenaking
after being at Argus five years. Sylvia Feldkamp is taking over her position. Lynn Dancer is a new
face around the Process Stock Room. He and his wife, Carolyn, are both thrilled over their new
Plymouth. How about a ride, kids? Genevieve Wright was honored by eighteen of her Argus friends at a
surprise birthday party and wiener roast on August 12th. The affair was held in the woods at Carolyn
and Lynn Dancers' near Chelsea. Gen received many nice gifts and a super time was reported by all
who attended. Florence Esslinger spent her vacation at Houghton Lake. She reported such a good time
that Sylvia Feldkamp vacationed there also a few weeks later. We are certainly going to miss Leon
Vealy who retired August 22nd after eighteen years with Argus. Jack Covey is going round in circles
doing the work of three men. Why, oh why, does everyone take their vacations at the same time???
Just because the salvage department is small is no reason why they shouldn't be in the news. They
have been the forgotten department for some time now, so we decided to do something about it. Dort
and Peggy Crump took a nice trip to Iowa to see Don's parents. They spent their second week at Glen
Lake with Dorothy and Ralph Flick. Lester Budlong and wife spent their first week at De Tour,
Michigan, with Bud's folks, then visited relatives at the Soo and Harbor Springs. Herman says he had
to work while every one else was on vacation : I happen to know he will be enjoying his vacation in
September while the rest. of us are slaving. ■.:..
Argus can well be proud of the success that their softball teams enjoyed this summer. Argus
Optical from Plant II and Argus Camera from Plant I furnished a lot of the action and Interest in
the Industrial League this season. In the regular schedule of the league the Cameramen showed their
heels to the rest of the league by winning nine straight and coasting in with a three game margin
over the second place King-Seeley nine. During the playing of the schedule the Camera nine
definitely established itself as the best in the league and qualified to compete for the city
championship. However, ;he established practice in all the city softball leagues is for the two top
teams in the standings to play off for the title of that league. King-Seeley in some fashion pulled
a sleeper on the Camera team and carne up with a Class A pitcher who had not worked in a single game
that King-Seeley had played all year. The players had not been accustomed to his type of pitching
and his effectiveness proved the difference between the two teams, and King-Seeley won the play-off
for the title. Even though the Camera team was not given the league title, it seems justifiable to
feel that a team that held the lead the entire season and coasted in with a three game prove d
itself the true champion of the league. Congratula - tions to Manager Ralph Flick and all of the
players. ■ - The Argus Optical team placed a team on thé field this year that was perhaps
one of the smöothest to represent Argus
in some seasons. The Optical team, under the management of Tom Doll, battled with King-Seeley for
the runnerup spot in the league; and only a couple of tough one run losses kept this year's play-off
from being an all Argus championship. Despite the fact that the Optical nine did not make the
play-off, the Plant II representative continued to have an edge against the Camera team. These two
teams met twice during the regular schedule with each team winning a game, but in a double-header
for the shop championship, the Optical makers showed their ability by winning S. Their win over the
Fun and Fumble entry was just a formality and accorded the customers with some well received
entertainment. Even the Fun and Fumble entry need not be ashamed of their showing during the past
season. During the regular schedule the team broke even winning four and losing the same number. At
every game Manager Les Schwanbeck had a full line-up. Even during the vacations the players made
their appearance, so that not once did any of the games have to be lost on forfeit. When one
considers that this entry was made up of fellows who had to exert effort to be there for each game,
one must give them credit.
Roy Hiscock has called a meeting of the captains from last years bowling teams, and it is quite
definite that Argus will again have an eighteen league. The Argus Bowling League is one of the best
in the city, and it is hoped that this year will prove to be the best yet here at Argus. Most of the
people at the shop know all of the particulars, but for some of the new employees who will be
members of teams for the first time this year a few of the general facts should be known. The league
is a handicap affair and averages are figured from a 180 average. The percentage of difference to be
received will be decided át a meeting of the captains. The games
will be rolled at the Twentieth Century Bowling Alley on Friday nights. There will most likely be
an eighteen team league which will necessitate each team bowling two-thirds of their lines at 7 :00
and the remainder at 9 :00. The league will be a member of the ABC and the schedule of the league
will be made out by them. In the past few seasons, extra prize money has been offered for the top
place positions, but this will be decided at a meeting of the bowlers. At the end of the season a
bowling party is held and the prize money is distributed at this affair. The bowling season at Argus
is unquestionably the highlight of the entire sports program, and it is hoped that as many employees
as possible will enjoy it this year.