Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year
Argus Eyes is published for the employees of Argus Infcorporated 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 makes sure
that news is gathered and that pictures are obtained and arranged in readable fashion for
publication about the lOth 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. Harold L'Esperance, Tool & gage inspector,
is the artist who did the original etching on the cover of our Christmas issue of Argus Eyes.
Muriel Raaf is kept busy telling the girls in the Planning Office about her mother's recent
vacation. Muriel's mother has returned after spending 10 weeks in England with her sisters whom she
had not seen for 26 years. Leona Breisch came to work pretty battered up one Tuesday morning. (She
didn't put in an appearance at all on Monday.) Seems as though she feil down stairs while walking in
her sleep. Despite several stitches above one eye and many black and blue spots, Leona could hardly
wait to go deer hunting on Thursday. Barbara Ruttle is almost glad the football season is over.
"Oh ! the games were wonderful, but all those unexpected guests." Carolyn Dancer recently
spent a day in Jackson Christmas shopping. "It was harder work than typing receivers any
day," she was heard to say. Jack Covey is putting "his all" into his bowling. He
complained of a strained back on Monday. Remember Jack, "Easy does it." Harry Rookes keeps
us all entertained. Practically every day he brings in his latest slides and enlargements from
slides. The ones taken on his recent vacation in New York are really wonderful. Fred Pearsall is
really doing a clean job in the planning office. Remember those old Stock Status Reports and all
those other records? Well, Fred is the fellow that labeled and stored them all away. Wonder if his
wife knows how good a housekeeper he really is.
We were sorry to hear that Dorothy Tice lost her appendix. Everyone in the department misses her
and hopes she will be back with us soon. A very good source tells us that Pauline J. will be eating
plenty of deer meat, her hubby Frank got a three legged one. Edith Garlick left the department on
November 7 to make her future home in Missouri. She will be married sometime this month. Good
lucí, Edith. Ruth Rodgers, "Scottie" to us, has has been transferred to plant I.
Pay us a visit Scottie. We extend best wishes to Ted Schneider and his bride of November 15. Ted
also moved over to plant I. Best of luck to Doris Folske who is leaving Optical on November 21.
Betty R. and her hubby Bob have returned from a ten day trip to the deep south . Weather report was
"WARM." Most of their time was spent in Greenville, So. Carolina. We certainly enjoyed the
"Red Riding Hood" films - especially the "Argus Wolf." We extend a hearty
welcome back to the beautiful lady who visited us on Halloween. Her costume was the best we have
seen yet. Most everyone liked her beautiful hair-do, wonder what beauty shop did it????? Audrey
Scheetz, a former Optical Assembier, was honored at a bridal shower recently and regeived many
lovely gifts. Her wedding will be December 20. Good luck Audrey and lerry.
November 6 was an eventful day. Virginia Busch became an Aunt to "leanne Marie," and
Mary Wingrove is a proud grandma - grandson is "Thomas Edward." Rumors teil us that Leona
W. has some lovely new blond maple furniture, lucky gal, how about inviting us out and letting us
inspect it? Betty H. attended the Ulinois-Michigan game and had a wonderful time. Wonder who the
girl is who brings a lasso to work everyday ? ? ? ? We hear she is trying to rope some male - better
be careful fellows. We hear Ma Green is a widow - you're right - Pa is up in the north woods trying
to catch a four legged deer.
Argus Steps Forward With Automatic Dial Switchboard System
Early in 1946 it was determined that the traffic volume over our position manual switchboard had
increased to such a point that it could not be operated in as efficiënt a manner as the close
coordination between our departments required. We also lacked a means of intercommunicating on a
wenty-four hour basis. After a thorough study by Service Engineers of the Michigan Bell Telephone
Company, an Automatic Dial Switchboard system was engineered to completely meet our particular
communication requirements. That system has recently been installed in our plant. It consists of a
manually operated switchboard for completing incoming central office calis, supplemented by
automatic switching equipment which is used by the individual station users for completing their own
intercommunicating calis and in some cases outgoing central office calis. The system was installed
to relieve the overloaded conditions found on the previous manual system and to provide
Communications between all users on a twenty-four hour basis, the latter was not possible with the
manual system unless an operator was kept on duty at all times. Incoming calis after the switchboard
is closed will be directed to a few key stations to allow emergency incoming central office service
at any time. The switching equipment consists of a power plant, selectors and connectors. Selectors
are electrically controlled switches. When you dial an inside station - for example,
"257," one of these switches selects a trunk line to that station ; when you dial
"O," a trunk ine to the switchboard operator is seected; when you dial "9," a
trunk line direct to the central office is selected To those of you mechanically inclined, a more
detailed explanation of the system is on file in the Personnel office. The Automatic Dial
Switchboard System is another example of Argus' con:inual study and research to establish more
efficiënt means of production and communication through the most modern equipment.
We have a new bride in the Paint Shop - Marva Arendall, f oïmerly Marva Struble. The wedding
took place in the home of the minister, and a reception followed the ceremony at Marva's mother's
home. Mrs. Betty Dicks. a former employee, las come back to work with us again. Welcome back Betty.
Dick Elkington, who left us recently, is going to work in Muskegon.
Profits Reported To Members At Annual Profit Sharing Dinner
The third annual dinner of the Profit Sharing Fund was held in the ball room of the Michigan
Union, November 17, 1947. Members of the fund were seated at tables by Francés Watterworth,
Beulah Newman, Stephanie Burns, Geraldine Otts, Mary Jane Rutledge, Helen Smith, Marie Barbier, and
Virginia Hurst. Following dinner, the girls distributed profit sharing pins and lapel buttons to the
members. Edward Girvan, member of the managing committee, acted as master of ceremonies, introducing
the speakers. Joe Clemens. assisted by Mr. A. R. Gus slides projected on the screen, told the 400
members of the fund that the total assets of the fund had increased from $43,014 in 1942 to $531,935
in 1947. Added to the fund during 1947, he noted, were employee contributions of $52,969, company
contributions of $72,172, and a dividend of five per cent on the 2,000 shares of Argus employees'
profit sharing preferred stock owned by the fund. The dividend totaled $10,000. Interest on the fund
investments and other fund income was $13,162 during 1947, Clemens added. Company payments to the
fund amounted to about $1.40 for every dollar contributed by employees, it was claimed. Following
the financial discussion, Robert D. Howse, Argus president, talked informally about future
production plans and thanked fund members for their help in enabling Argus to achieve its biggest
peacetime production during 1947.
Perhaps there are some persons in the company who have forgotten what constitutes eligibility to
the Profit Sharing Savings Retirement Fund. Brieñy, persons who have worked three con;
secutive fiscal years at Argus are eligible. Members of the fund may contribute not less than 2% or
more than 5% and not to exceed $200 of their wages. These payments, in turn, are augmented by a
portion of the company's yearly earnings. Information about the fund is always available in the
A good time was had by all that attended the stag party given for Paul McCoy who is soon to wed.
Congratulations from all of us. Julius is trying so hard to become a great singer, either another
Bing or Jack Smith, all we hear 'is bo bo bo boo ! Awful isn't' it????? Our strong man, Albert
Koernke, made the Detroit Free Press. Nice work if you can do it (and he can). Fred Griffith says
next to running 50722 glass he likes women. Louie Knieper didn't get to the profit sharing banquet,
we know now who is the boss in that house-hold. Fred Bentz is up north deer-hunting. Maybe we will
get to eat some venison y et. Bill Gillespie doesn't wear sun glasses anymore. Must be he gets
enough sleep. We all would like to know where Canary Island is located. Teil us Cari. MERRY
CHRISTMAS TO ALL
Quiet-spoken, likeable time-study engineer, Plant 2 - has been with the Company since 1938 when
he graduated from Ann Arbor High School. Was in charge of Methods and Standards in Plant 2 during
the war years until an appointment with Uncle Sam changed his vocation. During this interlude spent
eleven months overseas - most of the time in Denmark, France and Germany as Infantry lst Lieutenant,
winding up his army career as Battalion Communications Officer. Was born in 1920 at Republic,
Michigan - has been in Ann Arbor 18 years, is married, and lives on a farm at Baker road, Dexter.
Originated and organized the Argus Flying Club and is now working on his private license. By the
time this is in print will probably be going around both plants in a daze, clutching a large box of
cigars and muttering, "it's a boy."
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES All employees must notify the Personnel Department of any change of address.
This iniormation is necessary to insure contact with employees in regard to work in their department
as well as 'vith relatives in case of emergency.
Children's Christmas Party
December 20 will be a big day for all the children oí Argus employees. Because that's the
day we'll open the doors oí the Masonic Temple for the biggest Christmas Party we've ever
had. Chüdrei between the ages oV six months and fourteen years will be entertaihed with movies,
ice cream candy, and a visit írom Santa Claus. There'll be a huge Christmas tree and gifts
for all the children. The Argus Recreation Club who are sponsoring the party reported that plans for
the affair are being made for 500 to 600 children, and everything is set for an entertaining
afternoon. Things will begin to happen about 1:00 P.M. and will continue through until 4:00.
Accordian pupils of Gene Schumann will be on hand to provide music. Santa Claus and his helpers will
be the final event of the day. Admission will be by ticket only, so get them from the Recreation
Club representative in your department.
Arguth Myth Thlayth Uth
Arguth . . . pardon, Argus, the giant of ancient mythology, not only had 100 eyes ... he also had
a tough time playing watchdog and keeping alive too. We found some facts about our namesake the
other day and because we have had so many questions about Argus, the Greek God, we thought you might
be interested in knowing too. It seems during the time of Greek mythology . . . whenever that was .
. . Juno, the wife of Júpiter, found out via the grapevine that Júpiter was seeing a
great deal of lo, a slick chick of that era. And since no one is ever supposed to underestimate the
power of a woman . . . Juno exercised her womanly powers and changed lo into a white heifer. Then
knowing full well that her spouse Júpiter could change Io back into her former visión
of loveliness, pearl of beauty, or, in other words, babe . . . Juno made our pal Argus guard the
bewitched Io. Argus could see a mean eyeful, being equipped with 100 eyes, and only closed two in
sleep at any one time. The books never teil us what Argus saw. Or if he was anything. But they do
say that Júpiter wasn't exactly stupid and knew what Juno had done. So he retaliated by
sending Mercury to slay Argus. Mercury accomplished his task by undetermined methods and although lo
remained a cow, Argus was stone cold dead in the market. Juno was a mighty sorry little Goddess when
she found Argus. So with a heavy heart, she tenderly placed his 100 eyes in the tail of the peacock,
her favorite bird.
Just a few lines from your cousins in the North woods to say Helio. Since the last issue of Argus
Eyes we would like to extend the welcome mat to the following employees who have joined us recently
. . . Charles Doner, Dorothy Norman, Donald Gauthier and Ray Hansen. May their stay with Argus be a
long and pleasant one. You people "down south" have never seen Indian Summer at its best
until you've spent some time in Cheboygan this time of year. The woods are beautiful and if you
don't believe it I'm sure Rocky will verify this statement. Of course your reporter would back him
up on it. Norm, Les, and Rocky were up here for a weekend of hunting. They didn't say what they were
hunting but apparently they enjoyed their, visit as they were still smiling when they left. If you
think Rockman can't climb a tree, just ask him to give you a demonstration. We haven't heard of any
red bears in the woods as yet so I think it will be safe for Rocky to wear that red shirt if he
comes up again. Some of the boys are really busy up here day and night . . . especially, 1 George
and Yr ,yy. George is help-.j ing his brothe 'ïuish his house and Kenny hopes to move into his
new home before the snow flies. Speaking of George, rumors have it that he shot one of the largest
jackrabbits ever seen in the north woods but no pictures were available at this writing. Until the
next issue, so long and we'll try to have a few pictures from the gang up here.
Third Annual Profit Sharing Retirement Fund Dinner
Argus Recreation Club Stages Fall Party
Something new has been added to the Cost Accounting department - namely three smiling faces. We
now have with us Virginia Kanitz, a native of Milan, Madelaine Swift, whose husband is in school,
and Will Van Dyke, who hails from up near Grand Rapids. Merlene Hagopian is a newcomer to the
Accounts Payable family, and don't think we weren't concerned about her brand new niece. We're glad
to have them all aboard and hope they enjoy the trip. Katherine Pfeifle came back from her vacation
saying she didn't have time enough to rest. Norm Tweed took a week-end trip up Cheboygan way when
deer season opened, but had little to say of it when he returned. We don't know what happened but we
haven't been invited over for a venison dinner yet. "Smiling Sue" Singleton is certainly
looking forward to her vacation at Christmas time. "Only one more payment to go" is her
motto of the month. Your metaphorical reporter can now take his ear from the ground and put his nose
to the grindstone again.
Mr. Robert Tripp, formerly in the blocking room, is vacationing in Florida after a hard summer's
work on his farm in northern Michigan. He stopped in to say Helio to many of his friends. Anybody
who wants to know how to clean a duck in 15 minutes should cali Ken Kaufman. The girls in Department
31 are always on the look out for Wally as he is always trying to scare them. scare them. Viola
Curtis had to go back to the hospital because her knee was bothering her again. Beth Hanselman and
Georgia Burton are straw widows as their husbands have gone up north deer hunting. We hope they both
bring back a buck. Georgia lost her porker, but it finally came back by itself ; however it had put
on a little weight. The Gutter Guys at present are in first place in the bowling league . Edith
Odegard's mother and brother were up to visit her over the weekend of November 7. While they were
here they had that good old southern fried chicken. Edith brought her handsome brother down to the
shop and I'm telling you . . . some of the girls' hearts almost stopped when they saw him.
Conley Graves is a newcomer in the Salvage Department. Welcome Conley, we hope you will like it
here. Edwin Kurth has been ill but is back to work now and feeling much better.
The Argus League is now leveling off with certain teams definitely establishing themselves as the
teams to beat in the fight for the championship. At this writing Jan Gala's Gutter Guys are
occupying the top spot, and have shown the form that merits much consideration through a long season
of bowling. Jan has added a few new members to his team, and these bowlers have given the team a
shot in the arm that makes it one of the toughest in the league. Walter Horning, a. spot bowler of
proved ability, is carrying an average over the 170 mark and should carry this or better, which will
give him an excellent chance of carrying the high average for the league. Walt is getting ampie
support from the smooth bowling Rudy Janci and the other members of the league leading team.
Pressing the league leaders are a group of teams who have always been in the running for the league
championship. The Skunks are still only a couple of games out of the lead, and the Office Crew are
also challenging. Last year's championship Methods team has begun
to move, and should prove to be the team to beat. Captain Glenn Hilge has added Norm Egeler to
his team, and this year Norm has regained his old time form and should be a big help. Argus
Inspection is also staying close to the pace and should gain one of the top positions before the
season is brought to a close. Although the schedule has a long way to go, there have been some
inquines as to when the Mid-Season Banquet will be held. During the past few seasons it has been the
custom of the bowlers to get together for this party, and it seems to have caught the fancy of most
of the bowlers. If any of the members of the league have any definite ideas, on this party, contact
Roy Hiscock who does such a swell job each year in getting these parties arranged.
In the show-down battle with Wisconsin to decide the winner in the Big Nine, Michigan reached its
season peak and walloped the Badgers by the topheavy score of 40-6. Before this encounter there
might have been some skeptics who doubted the vaunted power of the Wolverine eleven. The manner in
which this victory was achieved left little doubt as to this year's team to be classed as one of the
greatest to come out of the Big Nine. Their title-winning play has earned them the bid to play in
the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day in a game in which they will be pitted against Southern California.
The Michigan team, although winning the Big Nine with comparative ease, has found itself in a bitter
with Notre Dame to be called the National Champ. Notre Dame occupied this spot with the opening
of the sea- son, but after the first three gam 1 Michigan took over. Then the Irish regained it when
Michigan won consecutive games by only a seven point margin. After the Wisconsin game, however, the
Wolverines took over again when a lightly-regarded Northwestern eleven lost to Notre Dame by only a
small margin of seven points. It is very possible that the ratings could be changed again on
December 6 when the South Bend eleven tangles with Southern California. The standings of these two
football powers has created more excitement than the Big Nine title chase. With the two O'Donnell
brothers, Jim Devlin, and Mike Sinelli beating the drums for the Irish and Michigan gaining their
support from Grace Hintz, Bob Yakley, Jim Streiter, and the most rabid of them all, Mei Ecarius this
year's football schedule has furnished a lot of fireworks. The only one missing from the arguments
this season has been Ralph Flick. Ralph, who' has been a strong supporter of Ohio State in the past
has done very little this year. Have patience, Ralph. Your day will come. Maybe.
We were sorry to hear that George's wife was in the hospital. We hope she jvill be up and about
soon. É Tara is enjoying a vacation in New Vork. Lucille Miller has moved from Portage Lake
to her home on Whitmore Lake Road. Ruth and Dennis O'Hare had the pleasure of having their son Pat
with them for a few days. Pat is in the Air Corps - stationed at Grenier Field, New Hampshire.
George drove a Buick to Ludington and discovered they too can have flat 'tires. Mary Wilson and
Phyllis Bock have been deer-hunting widows this week. Mary's husband was the lucky one. Naomi and
her husband went north for the seasonal sport too, but were disappointed. Audrey Horn was nursemaid
for a few days. We're glad to see her back.
Your reporter was trimming the Sales Office Christmas tree, and many reflections were observed in
each glittering ornament. This is what I saw: Herb in front of his tree astride a large white hobby
horse - breaking it in for the new baby no doubt. Marcie and Lee in bright new woolly snow suits and
believe it or not they were whizzing down a big hill on skis! A beautiful six room apartment with
Caroline and her hubby by their Christmas tree. Elizabeth sitting in front of the fire and what do
you suppose she was doing, Knitting - I wasn't aware of the fact that she knew how. Bill playing
with a large electric train set. I was of the opinión that this was a little boy's toy. Oh
well, little girls can play with them too. Boxes and boxes of linens, cooking utensils, and other
household items for Dorothy G. with sister Margaret helping her open them. An enormous convertible
with Agnes j the wheel. What a Santa Claus ! Large gift being opened by Walt. A new dictaphone ! !
Ann with a new husband. Jackie N. entertaining the Sales Office in her new home. Del and her
husband taking off for up North by plane. Dorothy M. also leaving by plane for Kansas. Dick in front
of his fire with a sure fire football schedule for next year. A pair of long black gloves and a new
formal for Jean. Big party? A new refrigerator and electric stove for Laura Jean. Cal showing little
Mike how to use an erector set. Judy pouring over seed catalogues - preparing to plant her new lawn.
Lundahl receiving gifts from overseas. Evelyn receiving some new clothes from Toledo. Kelly with a
milk pail in each hand, having let the hired hands off for the holidays. New tux for Jack. New girl
friend ? Jackie C. on way home to Trenton. Nancy on her way to Bay City with the car loaded down
with gifts for relatives and friends. Joy entertaining several friends for the holidays. Janet and
husband in kitchen finishing up Christmas pastry. A long strip of plane tickets for a trip abroad by
Around The In - Process Stock Room
We are all going to miss Dick Elkington, former expediter. He has left Argus to work at a
Department Store in Muskegon, his old home town. Harry De Bruyne has returned from deer hunting, but
is sad to report no luck (or should we say no buck). Dennis O'Hare has been wearing his best Irish
smile the last two weeks. The reason was that Denny's son Pat was home for 10 days. Pat has been
stationed at Grenier Field in New Hampshire. The Phil Streets' are the parents of a baby daughter,
bom November 19. Little Sandra Lee weighed 8 lb., 5 oz. Congratulations, parents.
Jackie Schaffer Weds
Mighty Hunters Are We!
Steve Jardno was the lad who had all the luck opening day of hunting season. He made his big kill
on pheasants around his old home town, Midland, Michigan. You guessed it, he got his limit with a
tripod and an 8 gage shotgun. (Do you think he could have missed?) Unfortunately the birds were too
heavy to carry along with the weight of his gun - so he discarded the gun. He says he will buy a 410
gage f or his next trip. Alfred Kesler had a coon dog about four years ago. Yes sir, it was a honey
too. All he had to do was show him a skin stretcher and he'd go out by himself and bring back a coon
to fit it. One day the dog was lying on the kitchen floor when Al unconsciously brought out the
ironing board, "to iron his wife's hose, of course." Well sir, the dog took one look at
the board and went out the door. No sir, the dog still isn't back - must still be looking. Lee
Skinner has a smile from ear to ear these days. Yep, you guessed it, he got a couple of pheasants
that didn't cost him $18.75 apiece. He says these were the colored ones.
Advertising is something "it pays to do." So they teil us. Mac McCoy has his doubts,
and especially at this time of the year. If you haven't noticed the wintry winds, it won't be long
before you haul out those long red flannels and put on what the moths have left - and cold weather
means only one thing in the Advertising Department - Christmas! And Christmas means only one thing -
work! (Three months ahead of time.) So Jimmy Barker is dreaming up the designs for Christmas Cards,
Sam Schneider is throwing holly all over his cameras, Gerry Davenport is becoming snap-happy
(Whew!), and Becky Matson just has the spirit. Over in Public Relations, Ed Drury looks mighty
happy. We think it is because his new secretary proves that a woman can combine beauty and brains.
Her name is Edith Keig, and she hails from Montana . . . has a fond passion for football, skiis like
a champion, and thinks Michigan is swell. She does miss the mountains back home, but if she'd just
say the word, we would have 'em send one right over - via the Pony Express.
Sea Rescue Covered By Amateur Photographer
A thirty dollar Argus camera paid $400 worth of dividends to Dr. Lewis Francis of the U.S. Coast
Guard when he sold to news services the only complete photographic coverage of the rescue of
passengers from the Bermuda Sky Queen. The big plane went down at sea October 14. Dr. Francis, U.S.
Public Health Service, was ship's surgeon aboard the Coast Guard cutter Bibb when she hurried to the
aid of the stricken four-engined flying boat. He used an Argus A-2 camera which he purchased a year
ago. Eastman Plus X film was exposed at 1100 seconds at f 12, Dr. Francis reports. The seaplane,
with 69 passengers and crewmen aboard, had left England October 13. The next day, because she was
low on fuel, her skipper brought her down in a heavy sea 800 miles from the Atlantic coast. The Bibb
on weather patrol between Ireland and Newfoundland was standing by to assist when the Sky Queen
landed a half mile away. Francis recorded the rescue operation with his camera and took pictures
the seaplane as she was destroyed by gunfire from the Bibb. When the Bibb made port at Boston,
October 19, 25-year-old Dr. Francis found he had the only photographic record of the drama at sea.
News services quickly made arrangements to buy his film and paid him $400 for the pictures. In a
matter of hours the photographs were flashed by wirephoto to newspapers and magazines throughout
America and England. The doctor, now stationed at the Coast Guard base in Boston, is a
gradúate of Ohio State University and entered the Coast Guard in May. He had been in the U.S.
Public Health Service since July, 1946. He is a native of Troy, Ohio, and now lives in Cambridge,
Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters. He has been interested in photography for a number of
years but only in the last year has he devoted much time to the hobby. The Sky Queen rescue
operation marked the end of his first cruise aboard the Bibb. -Argus Clip Sheet
Inspection is still buzzing along nine hours a day, so we have little time to catch news from the
busy people. Our new co-workers this month are : Edward Muil, Delbert Ransom, and Meivin Schroeder.
Harold IEsperance is the only lover of the great outdoors in this department. He left for points
north for a week. He was very confident that he will come back with loot. P.S. He didn't. The girls
and boys presented Bill Teeter with a lovely billfold and key case on his departure from Argus. We
are going to miss Bill, and we wish him lots of luck in his future work. Ted Schneider is the new
boy in the crib. He is also a newly-wed. He was married November 15 to Miss Helen Feketia. Bill
Besenick is our new Foreman and Lloyd Harvey is his assistant. Stuart Plettner is now in the
Engineering Department. Bessie is still at home convalescing after her illness. The girls who have
called on her say she is doing very well. Now all she has to do is get good 'n strong so she can get
back to the old routine. Amanda, Leola, Olive, and Nina went to Detroit Tuesday night and dined at
the Sea Food Grotto. Some of the girls had never tried eating lobster and wanted to see if it was
worth the struggle. I guess they enjoyed it, I heard no complaints.
If you happened to see a streak of something whisk by you a week ago, don't be alarmed, it wasn't
a flying disc - it was our own Mrs. Radford. She was busy doing her part to enable members of the
Profit Sharing Fund to have the best dinner you could possibly have. Those tiny boxes your
Profit-Sharing pins were in were tied at Mrs. Radford's home by Fran Watterworth, Barbara Titus,
Helen Richards, Mrs. Radford, Betty Steffy, and Bev Bullis. Previous to the Tying Bee, a marvelous
spaghetti dinner was served by the hostess. The snow may come and winter winds may blow but it's
plain to see - nothing stops or slows down our Mr. Reid. I guess he and Roy know how to outsmart ol'
man winter. Our First Aid Department informs us that Bill Newlander will hop a ride with Santa to
Albuquerque, New Mexico, the old home town, to say Merry Christmas. Guess this proves his studies at
the "U" haven 't quite snowed him under - yet ! Vi Tyler is herself again. Daughter
Beverly was ill a couple of weeks and required her mother's constant care. Beverly is back to school
again now - strong as ever.