Argus Eyes Marches On
Agus Eyes is published íor the employees of Argus Intorporated and their families. It is
intended to be a means of friendly communication between them, and to provide a reliable source of
information concerning the company's business. Beverly Bullis of the Personnel department
maíces sure that news is gathered and that pictures are obtained and arranged in readable
fashion for publication about the 10th of each month. Sam Schneider and Gerry Davenport will furnish
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, "Jimmy" to all, will be Art Director and Art
Consultant. The profile will be done by Harry Rookes.
Safety For Children
We have been increasingly conscious of the traffic problem caused by the closing hours of plants
in the vicinity of Bach School. We were deeply shocked by the accident near Perry School, fatal to a
five year oíd grandson of one of our employees. No care can be too great to protect our
children. Recently we discussed this vital problem with the principal of Bach School and the
pólice department, represented by Chief Enkemann and Captain Gainslcy. The result of this
discussion was that Bach School will change its dismissal hour to 3 :20, thus permitting the
children to be several blocks from our locality before we close at 3 :30. This is in the form of an
experiment, and its success will depend partly on the school to dismiss promptly and, partly on our
cooperation to be extremely careful in the moving and operation of our cars. Our parking lot exit on
Liberty Street is another hazardous location and one which is a responsibility for us. Cars being
driven out of that driveway without extreme caution créate a hazard to children coming from
school and to pedestrians. This whole traffic problem around us at Argus is a responsibility that
cannot be emphasized too strongly. Courtesy, slow and cautious driving will help to minimize the
Highest Merit Award
We have recently received the "Highest Merit Award" for our annual report for the year
1946. This makes four in a row. This award Is presented by the financial weid to the company whose
report to its stockholders is the most modern from the standpoint of content layout, artwork,
photography, and typography.
Our ñrst holiday with pay under the "six holidays with pay," was Labor Day,
September lst. It was explained in Arcus Eyes of September that in order to receive pay for the
holiday, the full working day before and the full working day after the holiday must be worked. In
fairness to everyone, this policy will be carefully followed with two exceptions only. 1. Personal
illness substantiated by written recommendation from First Aid Department. 2. Lack of work causing
lay-off by department head for those days.
Your reporters were given box tickets for the first football game of this season and after
settling down to enjoy an afternoon of gridiron entertainment our attention was drawn to the playing
field right in front of us where two familiar figures were giving their all in leading the cheering
section for dear oíd Michigan. Such cheering ! Upon closer inspection we noted that they were
Dick and Kelly. Above the din created by the crowd of thousands we heard someone scream "Come
on Michigan," and looking around who should we see but Dorothy M. waving a maize and blue
banner. Before turning back to the field we spied Jean M. pointing out the finer points of the
stadium to Nancy, Caroline, Agnes and Joy as they are all new around here. Oh yes, forgot to mention
when we were on our way to the stadium we were almost run down by a big Chrysler and after taking a
second look we found it was Margaret and Dorothy G. trying to find a place to park. When we came out
they were still looking. Moral: get a boy-friend with a smaller car. As we were nearing the gate, we
were almost knocked over by Miss Lundahl, who, gasping for breath, shouted, 'Tve got to see those
teams come out on the field." Turning back to the game we saw two photographers running
frantically up and down the field to catch every spectacular play. If anyone would Kke to see some
good slides, contact Cal and Bill.. The Michigan band struck up a lively number. We thought it
strange to hear strains of the Lohengrin wedding
march, but when we spied Jean H. coming down the aisle, followed by Elizabeth and Evelyn, we
weren't surprised. Over on our right we spied a big woolly blanket with two familiar faces peaking
over the top. Yep, it was Bonnie and Jack. How long has this been going on ? From the broadcasting
booth we heard a familiar voice. Looking up we saw Herb helping out the announcer. Also nearby,
Jackie S. and Don were looking intently at the press box. We knew from the designing look in
Jackie's eyö that she was wondering if it could be equipped with a gas píate and j ing.
We spied Ann and Robert sitting on j the 50 yard line ; but, in spite of their ; excellent
positions, they had a dejected '. look on their faces. Cheer up, kids, ; be Jackie and Don will let
you share j the press box. In back of us we discovered Jackie j C. taking down notes, but upon
closer scrutiny we discovered she was writing up her grocery list. Don't give up, Jackie, I - you
'11 fret used to being a career wife. About half way up in the fifteenth row we spied Laura looking
very pleased i with herself as she had managed to move most of the paint spots from her spouse
before leading him to the stadium. We saw Judy and her hubby, but doubt if they saw much of the game
as they sat gazing at each other most of the time. During the half we heard the sweet ; voice of
Marcie and her girl-frieind Leota, who is also new here, singing "Hail to the Colors."
Needless to say yours truly had a wonderful day. How did we enjoy the game. Oh well, we can see it
in the newsrccl.
León Vealy wishes to thahk all his friends at Argus for the gift he received when he left
Everyone didn't take their vacation in August. There were quite a few who preferred September,
which is a beautiful month. Bill Teeter for one spent his time working around the house. As you know
a new home requires lots of time and energy. He also spent a few days in Detroit. Leola and Johnny
went up to Standish to visit Leola's folks who have been vacationing there all summer. They wound up
their week by joining Olive and taking off for the boat races. Of course they hit the good eating
places. I guess some folks never know where they will end up when they start out on a picnic. For
instance, Bob and Wilbur's destination happened to be a cemetery. Laura and Rube sure are the
flyingest people. Didn't the lucky folks fly to Cleveland to the air races over Labor Day. Bessie
has been on the sick list the past week and informs us she will be entering the hospital soon - for
a short stay. Jerry Horn spent a week in Toronto, Canada, recently with some of his buddies. Jerry
was a member of the Canadian Army for five years.
Four Flights Up
Way up on the top floor you will find people slaving away for their good old top sergeant, Jim
Devlin. Jim's main interest is to "get those Mineas out." No, Mineas are not mosquitoes or
ñies that are bothering Jim, the Minea is a brand new Argus baby, and we are all working
extra hours to bring it up right. There are lots of nice people up here who have joined us recently.
If there were more space we'd teil you their names. We also have two old members back : Rosina
Thompson and Ruth Burns. We are glad to have loan Dayton with us again after a medical leave. We
missed her. Meivin A. Ecarius has been complaining for sorne time about being practically the only
boy among all the girls ; now he has a couple of friends to keep him company in his misery. We' re
sure they just hate it. Now that you all know there is a fourth floor, and it isn't just a dusty old
attic, you'll heat more from us.
Quiet-spoken, business-like chief of the Production Service department, Plant 1, and more
especially of the In Process stockroom where he may be discovered daily surrounded by tote boxes,
screw machine parts, Geiger, cardboard boxes, scales and Geiger. Has been with the Company since
1938, serving, as he points out, as material control clerk, stock chaser, storekeeper, etc. Was in
charge of the Bendix stockroom during the war and swears that he committed to memory several
thousand involved government part numbers during his time. Was bom in Lexington, Tennessee, a couple
of days af ter Christmas in the year 1917, completed high school there and graduated from Draughons
School of Radio in 1938. Lives now at 200 Packard St„ Ann Arbor, and has two little girls - 5
years and y4 of a year, respectively called Madeline and Sue. Likes to breeze off to the Southern
mountains during vacation breaks to replenish signs of wear and waste in his accent. Is currently
reading three mystery novéis at the same time and is designing a planning board for
housewives that will enable them to keep track of the plots of early morning soap operas without
No Top Hats Allowed
It isn't going to be a white tie affair, but it will be fun. We mean the Autumn Dance, on October
24th. Gene Schumann and his boys will be on hand to provide dancing tunes . . . and Vivian Milan
will add her bit with the vocal chords. The doors of the Masonic Temple will be open from 9:00 till
1:00 f and if you don't like to dance, come anyway. It will be fun to watch . . . especially when
the square dances begin. And when you feel the need of refreshments, the cafeteria will be serving
snacks. (Dutch treat, that is.) Do plan to come. All you need to bring is ... your comfortable shoes
. . . your Argus Recreation Club Membership Card . . . and a date with your Big Moment. We'll be
looking for you!
It has been noticed how well the employees have been co-operating with the safety committee in
some of their projects. For instance, practically everyone uses the painted lanes between the two
buildings. Many more employees are getting, and wearing, safety glasses on their jobs where hazards
are involved. We are glad you are doing this, as we don't want any Argus employee to have a serious
eye injury. In line with this thought is the use of the grinder wheel shields. They have all been
cleaned, broken ones replaced, and it only takes a second to put it in place before using the
grinders. It only takes a second for a piece of metal to pierce an eyeball too. Which would you
prefer? The leaving of grinding wheels on, when a person has finished using them, has been of
concern to the committee. These departments have been notified to see that all wheels are turned off
when not in actual use. It is better than it was, but there are still a few who do not do this.
Let's everyone co-operate, so no one will get hurt. Although our accident record is pretty good, it
can be improved and to do this we have to ask everyone to do his share in this safety work. Some
truck handlers have been a bit lax in watching cross traffiic at the intersections in Plant I. Now
that it is cooler weather and we all have a bit more pep, let's still watch out for the other
fellow. Each foreman should consider it his responsibility to see that each person in his department
knows the exit for that particular área in case of a fire. It was decided not to have regular
fire drills ; but to insure the safety of everyone, we are asking the foremen to assume this
responsibility. It would only take a few minutes to get the attention of an entire department, and
teil them this information. Also, the foremen are to see that the fire extinguishers, fuse boxes,
and stretchers are always accessible. No stock, material or trucks should obstruct them. They are
the things, that when needed, you want now, not five or ten minutes later! Here is a little advice
in closing for this time : "Know the hazards of your job. Don't learn them by
Mrs. Radford had a wonderful vacation in Utah. She said Argus seemed like a dream - it was so f
ar away. Roy is busy getting the bowlers all lined up for the season. I'm sure everything would be
in quite a turmoil if it wasn't for Roy. Beverly Bullis and husband, Russell, spent a week in
northern Michigan hunting for lakes that had fish in them.
No fish, but plenty of cold weather. Barbara, Betty and Don Reid just kept right on working. rv
Vi Tyler and Francés Watterwofip with the help of Mr. Sleezer's able mén, moved the
First Aid to temporary quarters in Plant II. Reason - a new storage tank is going in underneath the
floor in the First Aid Room. Always something to make things interesting. Anyone interested in
taking cold vaccine tablets, just stop in the First Aid rooms for further information.
At a ceremony performed in the Guardian Angel church, Crystal Falls, Michigan on August 9th, Miss
Mary - Ann Schiavo became the bride of Roy L. Phelan. Mr. and Mrs. Phelan are residing at 311 E. Ann
St. in this city.
The wedding of Miss Mary lane Fike and Roland G. Haynes took place on June 29th. The ceremony was
held in the First Lutheran Church of Findlay, Ohio. Mary Jane and Roland are living in their new
home, located at 115 Adams St., Ann Arbor.
Mrs. Alton O. Blaess was Della M. Duible before her marriage July 26th. in the Salem Evangelical
Church at Scio. After a week's motor trip to northern Michigan, the couple made their home at 321
The listings below, about 90% complete, proves that everyone in the Service Department had swell
vacations this year. Doe and Mrs. Benson spent part of their vacation in Chicago with relatives and
then motored up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Gordon Fleming had a wonderful time fishing.
Thelma Burke visited her sister & other relatives in Lansing for a week and the second week was
spent at home and in Detroit. Caroline Cole kept busy around the house but took time off to go
shopping in Detroit. Gertrude Guy took her grandson, lerry Tece, 5y2 years old, to the Detroit Fair
and Zoo. lerry liked the ribbons on the tails of the "girl" horses. Lida Hackbarth spent a
Northern Michigan and on the Great Lakes. Roberto Jones went to Detroit to two ball games, also
shopped in Grand Rapids, and spent the rest of the time at home in Jackson. Cecil Lewis stayed at
Hubbard Lake. Had plenty of good fishing and swimming. Bob Lucas went to Indianapolis, Cleveland,
and Cincinnati to see an old Buddy who was in the service with him. Then he took a cruise down the
Ohio with a stop at Coney Island. Pauline Merritt spent two weeks in and around Columbus, Ohio.
"Mike" Michael went to Ohio to visit relatives for a week and then to Lansing to see his
daughter and son-in-law. Charlie Miller went upstate and to Canada for a week, then took a
plañe to Milwaukee. Also he spent a few days visiting his new grandson in Brighton, Michigan.
Helen Muil journeyed to Lansing for a week. Bill Murphy attended the Grotto convention at Columbus.
Other than that, Bill will not commit himself. Walt Purdy traveled thru Northern Michigan spending a
day at Mackinac Island. He took what he describes as a "wet and dirty" speed boat ride
around the island. After an application of some soap and water, he was again recognizable.
Francés Riggs went to her sister's cottage and broiled in the sun. Since she is red-haired,
she displayed a terrific contrast in shades of red. Merriem Russell spent time up north swimming at
Rose Island. Then helped ler uncle pull weeds from the bean patch. Merriem says that was fun too.
Jim Rohrbaugh has a brand new son, Í. Rohrbaugh II, tipping the scales at 5 lb. 9 oz., born
July 25th. Tom Marshall spent a few days with an overseas buddy in Pennsylvania, then .o Washington,
D.C. and New York City. Art "Bridegroom August 8th" Dersham (the bride being the former
Shir!ey Clement), had a little chat with he Ann Arbor Pólice Department, folowing a fast ride
around the city after he wedding. Then they went quickly to New Haven for the honeymoon. Art and
Shirley saw Odem come back to
cago from his around the world record breaking flight. Donna Swain went to Santa Cruz,
California, by way of Colorado Springs, and Pikes Peak. Then Donna tried to break the bank at Reno,
but the reverse took place. Herb Pfabe had a swell time fishing and swimming in Lake Huron. Martha
Crago visited Wayne and Jackson. Gloria Bourdlais and her hubby will spend the first two weeks of
October at Escanaba, their former home town.
An Eye For Beesiness
Congratulations to Jeanne Baker on her engagement and approaching marriage to Robert Armbruster.
The big day will be October 24th. Congratulations are also in order for Shirley Hawks on her
engagement to Eugene Schmitt of Brooklyn, N.Y. We would like to welcome these new girls to our
department : Virginia Susnjer, Ruth Hover, Alice London, Ethel
Roos, and Ruth Rodgers. Welcome back Mildred M. after your long absence. Dick Hinds has left the
department to return to Michigan State Normal, in Ypsilanti. Audrey Sheetz is going to resume her
studies at the University of Michigan. Red Peterson and family spent a a lovely vacation in the
Upper Peninsula at Crystal Falls, visiting his parents. Rosemary Schosser left the department to
make plans for her wedding, which took place in Pinckney, September 2Oth. Our department wishes her
the best of everything. We certainly will miss her. We understand that Eddie is searching for a
place to live. Well, as the old saying goes, "Thirty days has September, April, June, and Eddie
Girvan." All kidding aside, we wish him all kinds of luck. Ma and Pa Green are always going
places. Last Saturday they attended the Adrián Fair - those two people certainly get
The months of August and September witnessed tremendous changes in the personnel of the Payroll
Department. Our college kids, Charlotte La Rue and Art Hagen, both of whom helped greatly in
enlightening our summer load in Payroll, returned to the University of Michigan. Charlotte will
complete her last year in Economics; Art in Business Administration. Helen Katapol and Hazel Holston
both decided to dedícate themselves entirely to their homes. Did you see that picture of
Wilmot Gray's daughter and the snake (Boa Constrictor) in the Ann Arbor News? The famous reptile
belongs to Charles, Jr., Wilmot's son. Though it is completely harmless, we would hate to sleep in
the same house with it. You have probably all met the new stationery stock girl "Pinky"
Henry - real name - Genevieve. (Can't guess where the nickname "Pinky" came from - could
you ? . Dorothy Ellis also joined our crowd. Her pride and joy are her 12 year old twin daughters.
Ruth Howe has returned to us after three years absence - hubby Maurice is probably familiar to most
From Your Disc Jockey
Many thanks to all of you who have brought in records to be played - Fred Benz, Eddie Girvan. Vi
Tyler, Hugh Moorhouse, Howard McGarry, Mabel ledele. Vernon Powell, Lucille Miller, Helen Kennedy,
and all of you who loan us your swell records from time to time ; Frank Wilson f or your gift of the
Marche Sla ve. All records are welcome. Occasionally, due to the conditions in different
departments, a record has to be eliminated, but that is seldom. Some of you like popular music, some
like classical, most of you like both. So, those of you who like Temptation and Heartaches, bear
with the Disc Jockey when the Carmen Suite and Tschaikowsky is played - and all who like swing be
patiënt - your turn comes, too.
No Fish Story
... Anniversary Wishes
The department presented Mrs. Johnny Dames (June Mills), bride of September 20, with a beautiful
lace tablecloth. Lucille Miller has returned from a two weeks vacation spent in Canada, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and New York. Ann Barker, Harry Burnett, and Jack Miller are the new members in our
department. On his very first day at Argus Jack had bad luck, having to be taken to the hospital for
an emergency operation. However, he recovered nicely and is now back to work. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Stotts and Marvel DeMara spent the Labor Day week end in Cheboygan. Ed Bethke spent Labor Day in
Charlevoix. Cari Seeger attended the Adrián Fair. We heard that instead of letting the
youngsters ride the merry-go-round, he rode it.
Awarded To Argus
The above book cover was designed by "Jimmie Barker" and made at Argus, Inc. íor
a competition between two hundred Zonta Clubs, an international organization of executive and
professional women. This cover shows, lenses and prisms - "optical gems" - made at Argus.
This cover won first prize for the Ann Arbor Zonta Club at the International convention held on
Mackinac Island, June 28, 1947.
A Parting Gift
This month we are proud to announce an addition to our department. Welcome to Inspection Jo! We
were sorry to hear that Ann's baby was ill; but Ann seems to be herself again, so we know Larry is
on the way to a speedy recovery. Jennie and Norma went to visit Wilma at the hospital and had the
pleasure of being introduced to the newest member of the Wahl family. Congratulations on the birth
of "Diane Lynn." Dick finally took his vacation, and under Bill's substitute foremanship
things ran almost as smooth as they could (much to the boss's surprise). By the way, Ruth, who is
the goodlooking chap we saw waiting outside for you in the new maroon Hudson? Some stuff!! We waited
five long years to see your picture in Argus Eyes, Ann A. If you want to see what one of our
inspectors looks like, thumb through the paper. Keep up the good work, kid !
Mrs. Gillespie played hostess to her son and daughter-in-law at a cottage at Baldwin. They were
also accompanied by Roy Craik and his wife. A grand time was had by all. Hilda is the expert bridge
player in our midst. Better look to your laurels, Ely. We enjoyed having Jeannie Craig with us for
the summer but our loss is Alma College's gain. Good luck, Jeannie We have two new noses in our
deDartment. Faye Bassey is the gal who tiails f rom Mass., accent and all. Her spouse attends the
university. Homer Valey is from Irwin, Pa., and the prouc ather of twenty month old Dean David. A
former veteran, he attended the University for a refresher course. Millie is finally back in the old
grind after her vacation, which was spent eeing the sights, mostly trees, in Wis. and upper
Michigan. Knitting seems to be the fad around ïere. At the moment mittens are the vogue. Emily
and Lucille are taking essons from one of the payroll girls. Don't get discouraged girls. Lee
Einney, our neighbor across the isle, hears patter of little feet around ïer apartment now.
Yes, she has a 3rand new puppy.
Sy has been on vacation and also on ie sick list for the past two weeks. I on't know exactly what
he did for xcitement, but I do know he did some ainting in his home for recreation. Ethel Huffman
has been ill for some me. She is at the Beyer Memorial [ospital in Ypsilanti. We all sincerely
ïope she will be back with us real soon. There are three new employees in the epartment. Ida
Stark, who was with s during the war, Hazel Curtís, and )avid Canada. Welcome folks. Leona
Smith, formerly of the maïine shop, has taken over the duty of oor inspector. She is a former
mem)er of the paint shop so it is not eactly ew to her.
Herman certainly knows how to plan things. While he was doing some remodeling and fixing up
during his vacation in September, his wife presented him with a lovely 8V2 Ib. boy, Richard Lewis.
Congratulations Herman and Mrs. Lester Budlong is getting set for winter by moving from Ypsilanti to
Ann Arbor. He wants to make sure a snow storm doesn't keep him from getting to work every day. Erwin
Kurth, Sr. is a new member of this department; he worked at Briggs in Detroit previous to coming to
Lines From The Camera Line
More vacation news of Riveting and Camera Assembly - it has been tough getting news out of some
of these peopie, but here goes : Clara Smith and husband took ih Niágara Falls. Mr. Smith
took a snapshot of Clara at the foot of the falls, and she looked like a new bride. Musta been a
second honeymoon - do you suppose ? Anna Mae Bell really went all out for her vacation. Took a
plañe to Dayton, Ohio, to visit her sister. Katie Russell didn't leave Washtenaw County, but
she really burned a lot of gas around these country roads. She has a new car, and we are giving you
fair warning! Stay on the curb when you see her coming, if you want to keep both of your legs. Roy
Brinkman claims the world's record for covering 1400 miles in his 1932 Ford. He and his family took
in parts of Ohio, Chicago, and other spots.
All we can find out about Hank Christopherson is that they shopped for a baby bed. Hank is so
jumpy - every time the phone rings he runs. We told him not to worry, that we hadn't lost a father y
et. Bernice Provost. with sister and family (the George Conns) toured through Michigan and
Wisconsin. Bernice is a former schoolteacher, but she says she is not going to teach for a year.
Possible she is going to kill two birds with one stone - teach some of us dumb bells and build
cameras at the same timé. Ronald Cruse just got back from his honeymoon, so we assume he was
busy traightening out his new home. Ronny and his wife, the former Mary Mouray, are at home at 3196
Rosedale, East Ann Arbor. Best wishes to the happy couple. Helen and George Kennedy took n some
beautiful spots in Northern Michigan. Helen showed us some color ilms and they are beautiful. We
know hey enjoyed it very much. Jerry "Sugar Boy" Schim worked part ime inventory week, but
he won't teil us what he did the rest of the time. Guess though that he was busy squiring all his
numerous glamor gals around, ïeh Jerry? Malena Uphnus, Elsie Ostrander, nd Blanche Crocker
reported that they did not burn up any gas on the highway, but they sure covered a lot of ground at
home. Dot and Ralph Flick spent a week at Indianapolis and then had a cottage at Glen Lake with
Peggy and Don Crump. We know they had a good time. John Evangelides and wife motored through Canada.
He says they really enjoyed the fishing, swimming, and
horseback riding. He says that's the country for him. At this time when news goes to press Mary
Mancini and husband are motoring through the states to New Mexico. We will probably have something
to teil you about it next time. We wish to welcome Imogene Packer. Genevieve Richards, and Blair
Rafeld. We hope you will like us. Oh, they say our reporter must report, too, so here goes : I,
"Pocket" Hirsch and family spent the week at Half Moon Lake. We fished and fished and
caught no fish - sunned and sunned i and got no sunburn, and rested and rested. I soaked my feet so
much that since I came back I can't do a thing with them. 'Bye now till next time. P.S. Our worries
are over. Hank is back to normal, and will live, we think. He is the proud father of a boy, i ald
Lee, weight eight pounds six ounces. The workers presented Hank with a high chair. Congratulations
to the proud parents. Small Fry : Lena Allen was going home with her two little grandsons in the
back of her car. They were traveling behind a slow moving car, and Grandma couldn't make out which
way it was going so she could get ahead of it. Suddenly, the voice of one of the little
backseat-drivers (five year old Jerry), "Must be a woman driver." When they finally passed
- it was a lady at the wheel.
To our many friends at Argus and especially to the Argus Recreation Club, we wish to say
"Thank You" for the beautiful flowers received during our sorrow. - Herbert Roberts,
Herbert Roberts, Jr., Mary Jane Rutledge.
The Temple Steps
Our boss Craik carne back this morning after a refreshing vacation in the north woods looking
hale and hearty. Up to the present time there has been no general invitation to a brook trout i
dinner so one can conclude that either the fishing was poor or vice versa. As we announced in the
last issue, our Gracy has left us. As a parting gift all her friends chipped in to give a nice
present of a Lucite dresser set. This particular material was chosen so that she wouldn't lose sight
of her days at Argus. Her job has been taken over by Virginia Kanitz. our hitch-hiking secretary
from Milan. It seems that very few Argus people come from Milan and bus and train service is at a
minimum. So if you see a well turned thumb pointing toward Ann Arbor about 7 A.M. on M-23, Stop - it
may be a fellow Argusite. Tweed, Craik, Schwanbeck, Rockman, and Ward are readying their shootin'
irons to give the local ducks, chickens, pheasants, cows, and whatever may have the ill-luck to come
within gun range a bad scare. There is one thing that none of them have to get grey over, and that
is a complaint from the S.P.C.A. The only thing that bothers the game in their vicinity is the noise
as the hunters (?) try to shoot one another. Looked like oíd times when Ruth Howe came
walking in to go to work tor Rocky. As far as any more news for this time, ['m just like the fellow
with the wooden eg, I'm stumped.
Viola Kern and Lorene Pace have reurned to work. We certainly are glad o see them around again.
We were sorry to hear of the sudden death of Guy Russel's mother. We would like to extend our
sympathies to Guy and the immediate family.
Probably the biggest news from this office is that Jack Covey is proud papa of a baby boy, bom
September lSth. He has been named John Kent Covey and he tipped the scale at 8 lb. 1 oz. Carlos
Chapman and Paul Dunn ïave left Argus to return to the University of Michigan. Best of Luck
boys, we sure will miss you. Grace Schwind is a new face around Argus. Hope you will like it here
Grace. We were pleasantly surprised last week when Jack Stults dropped in for visit. He worked here
last summer and s now attending the University of Illinois. Phil Street has transferred to the Punch
The Hello Girls
It's oíd news to everyone but we would like to introduce the newest member of the
switchboard - Mary Brayton. Mary's home is in Hamburg and she transferred here from the Michigan
Bell Telephone Co. She's 5'6", blue eyes, and brown hair - sorry boys, but she's taken. We were
very sorry to see Louise Gerrard, our former supervisor, leave us, but we know that she is very
happy at home preparing for the big day in October. Evelyn Loy has taken over Louise's
job and we know that she will keep up the good work. Our bride of three months is still going
around starry eyed. She is the former Ruth Schenk of Chelsea and was married to Bob Kalmbach on June
28th. From all reports we hear that it was a very beautiful church wedding. We all want to wish them
the best of luck and happiness. Evelyn Loy and Bonnie Bergren, of the Sales Department, went
shopping in Flint Saturday, and they happened to run into Beverly Bullis of the Personnel
Department, there. I wonder who bought the most ? ? ? ? ?
NONE OTHER THAN?