A Visit From Santa
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Argus Eyes is published for the employee of Argus Inycorporated 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.
Now You Take City Bred Deer
Ted Bragg. Ted Schlemmer and Erv Braatz went deer hunting this fall - out to the wide open
spaces, known to the animáis of the forest and God alone. We challenged our knowledge of the
city to the knowledge of the forest and came out second best. We hunted from dark to dark, finding
new places to hunt where man has never been. But the prey always stayed from our sight - surrounding
us instead of our surrounding them,, watching us instead of our watching them, always one step ahead
of us, always smarter than we were. But the day will come when many city men will penétrate
these places, and the deer will take on city ways : then bang, bang, we will be the masters and
subdue our prey. Once again we will be the mighty hunters. Until that time comes, we will be just
another failure, wondering how a mere animal could outsmart us. In the f ollowing article we will
demónstrate how easy it is to shoot a deer with city ways. Now you take Steve Jardno; he
up and hunts where there are thousands of tourists all summer, fishermen all winter, and
lumbermen the year round. The deer soon take on city ways and become very bold, don't forget, very
bold. Now it seems as though Steve is sitting up aganst a tree the first morning of hunting season
and he falls asleep. Well he just couldn't help it, the air being warm and the sun beating right on
him. But a very good natured buck comes along the trail and sees Steve sleeping. Now don't forget
the buck has city ways and is a sport through and through. He's got to give Steve a sporting chance,
so-o, he wakes him up, introduces himself and says, "Now look here," fellow, you shouldn't
be sleeping. How do you intend to teil them tall
tales about knocking me over and me getting up and getting away? Now I'm a real sport, (gambler
to you) ; just give me a fifty yard start and I'll bet you can't get me." Well, that was too
good a bet for Steve to turn down, so he takes the buck up on it and even gives him a fifty-one yard
start. (You can see Steve is a gambler, too.) Bang, no more story, just another city bred deer who
took one gamble too many.
In case you don't get a clear picture of the city bred deer let us teil you another. It seems Jim
Danby and Lee Skinner went up deer hunting, too. Now they also were in a place where there were city
bred deer. They hunted only along the roads or maybe ten feet in. You see the deer liked to stay on
the road because the state kept them well ploughed and they wouldn't get their feet wet. Now . . .
about the second morning Lee and Jim are standing on the road arguing about who is going to stand on
the road and who is going1 to walk in ten feet. You see it had snowed the night before, and the road
had been ploughed, so neither one wanted to get his feet wet.
Well, it seems Mr. Buck heard them gong to it, so, being city bred, decide to stick his nose in.
He tells them tha he can place them so they will have cross fire on anything that comes be tween
them. That sounds good to Jim and Lee, so they teil Mr. Buck to leac I the way. Mr. Buck tells Jim
to stay on the road and he will place Lee on a stump about fifty yards in and then return and place
Jim. After he has placed Lee and is about half way back to where Jim is it seems as though a
cíertain thought hits both Jim and Lee at the same time. Bang, bang, bang, and it seems if
Mr. (city bred) Buck is no more. So you see it was just another gamble that lost.
One can plainly see that the city bred deer are very easy to get, because they like to take a
gamble and they always turn out to be suckers. Bob Elmore absolutely agrees with these accounts,
because where he went the deer were not city bred, and were not taking any chances by showing
Lines From The Camera Line
Didn't have much time to look up and find out what was going on but . . . If someone would have
come around one day, they would have seen Bob Yakley looking at the tongues of Grace and Lena with a
camera lens. Bob insisted the girls are growing hairs on their tongues. Someone might have thought
the 3rd floor was a nut house!
Thursday the 18th of December was "Bathinette Day." Jim Devlin got one for his new baby
girl and Nina Clements received one for the little stranger she is expecting soon. Shirley Edwards
will have a little shaver soon too. Willie Springer was up one whole night waiting for his little
girl to arrive. She arrived Friday the 19th of December early in the morning. Good luck to all of
you. Everyone had the "Christmas Spirit" on Tuesday. It is surprisirig what a tiny
mistle-toe can do to production. But Christmas comes only once a year ! The E Line exchanged
Christmas presents on the line and they all seemed to be pretty happy. Th?.t's all for now.
Income Tax Returns
January first reminds us of income tax returns. The W-2 forms given out by the company will be
distributed before January 31. Be sure the Personnel Department has your correct address. As in
years past, the company will employ Mr. Kenneth Leighton to assist us in making out our income tax
return. This service is a courtesy of the company and is free of charge to all of us.
'twas Two Days Before Christimas
'Twas two days before Christmas When Herb Oliver carne in to say, The turkeys had arrived in box
cars And things were well under way. The traditional tree sat in the hall All decorated with snow
and lights Extending the friendly spirit to all, Making the season happy and bright. Finally
Tuesday, the 23rd came Which was our last working day. But things just weren't the same - We were
all so happy and gay. We all lined up for our turkeys And left with our arms full of gifts. Calling
for taxies and husbands With cars to give us a lift. The halls were filled with laughter Good
feeling reigned in the plant All thinking of two days after And the things that Santa sent.
Christmas time is a wonderful season When everyone's heart is light. We are glad we are Argus
employees, Because they treat us all right.
We welcome Barbara Trew to the 3lanning Office. We hope you like workng with us, Barbara. Barbara
is re)lacing Helen Chapman who, because ïusband Carlos has finished school, is eaving Ann
Arbor. Best of luck to )oih Chapmans. Barbara Ruttle is very excited these days. With a new car on
its way, and all the trials of moving into a new apartment - can't say that we blame her. Betty
Shattuck is the new ticket writer in the Process Stotk Room. Betty's husband is John Shattuck,
Supervisor on the Model 20 line. Welcome o Argus, Betty. Carolyn Dancer spent Christmas in Chicago
with her mother. Shirley Miller is one of those very oftunate people who got tickets to the Rose
Bowl game. Lucky Shirley.
Christmas is always a good time to have a party and this year was no exception, we had one of the
nicest get togethers we have had in many a day. We had dinner at the Farm Cupboard. It included
chicken, ham, and steak - all you could eat. After dinner we exchanged gifts which is always lots of
fun. From there most of us went to the Rustic Tavern and danced. Everyone had a perfectly wonderful
time. Olive spent the holiday in Toledo with her brother and family. She had a grand time doing
things and going nice places.
Outspoken, humorous chief of the Expediting Dept. Plant 1. Was born at Napoleon, Michigan, on
Dec. 6, 1907, and has been with Argus shïce Sept. 20, 1931. Since then has supervised almost
every camera assembly line in existence and was in charge of the Bendix power supply line during the
war. Has phenomenal memory and can dispense with routings, blue prints and engineering changes with
fairly reasonable results. Lives at 406 Koch Street, Ann Arbor, and las two boys, Dale and Marvin -
8 and 18 years old. Is quite keen about his lobby of woodworking and tried his hand this summer at
boat-building. Went around the shop for weeks with a preoccupied look, full of nautical,
boat-building terms and flourished complicated drawings and plans when queried. The whole hing
resulted, however, in a 10 foot sail-row-motor boat which he hauls with ïim yearly to far
places in the north.
Children's Christmas Party
"It was worth all our work!" was the comment made by Tom Neff after the Children's
Christmas Party, recently held at the Masonic Temple. The party is an annual affair, sponsored by
the Argus Recreation Club, and its success this year was made possible by Tom Neff, president of the
Club who engineered the whole party, Sid Wiener who tried out all the toys to see if they were good
enough to give the children . . . Russ Warren who spent all Saturday mornin;;, draping the Temple
windows for movies, then all Saturday afternoon taking the:.back down . . . John (Dutch) Englehardt
who built a sturdy tree stand anj put up the 25 foot tree. . . . Jim Weinman who got tangled up in
the tree decorations and nearly was hung up with them . . . Ed Palmer who handled posters and
publicity . . . Elaine DolL Marie Nagel and Shirley Wangberg who packed candy and nuts until they
were ready to send Santa back to the North Pole . . . Kathryn Pfeifle and Betty Robinson who hung by
their heels to decórate the top of the tree . . . Francis O'Donnell, Vincent Swickerath and
Bud Farrell who played helper to Santa Claus . . . Everett Teasley who had to work the day of the
party but thought of the rest of us with 600 eager children . . . and Catherine Pfabe and Becky
Matson who put on the finishing touches . ."'. It was a wonderful party and if we had orchids
to give out, they'd go to Tom Neff and his gang, plus a great big one for Sy Harding . . . who came
to the party incognito. Santa, himself, couldn't have done a better job.
Hi Ho Silver
While wandering around the office the day after New Years the following people resolved: Marcie
and Lee - to watch the front steps, so they won't ruin any more nyons (and knees). Agnes - to eat
all her dinners at the League the coming year. Kelly - make more Texas friends as pheasants taste
very good at Christmas ime. Elizabeth - to get her crocheting done 3efore Christmas. Carolyn - to
carry a bucket of snow jack to Oklahoma to remind her of good oíd Michigan. Herb - to have a
system in the office )y next year. Jackie N. - to do her Christmas shopping early next year. Evelyn
- to return to Chicago once a year. (What a, city!) Mob - to make an impression on Ar' that will
stay forever. Nancy - to finish her sweater before next Christmas. Dorothy - learn to make something
else besides fancy cookies. Dick C. - not to go to any more toboggan parties. Laura - to make a good
housewife for hubbie dear. Margaret - to find a tall, dark and handsome fellow for a date, so that
she may wear her new formal. Janet - to travel to California once a year.
Jack K. - to do good in his new job as a banker (how about a loan). Bonnie - to travel all over
the United States before she is much older. Elaine - resolves to get her apartments finished during
the year. Ann - to devote all of her time making Robert happy, that is after working hours. Bill -
resolves to have a smaller car next time. Meta - to get my boy married off, so I can enjoy life.
Judy - to have her next house fully equipped with a furnace when she moves in. Walt - to have a
round-trip ticket to Detroit each week-end. Del - to spend next New Years in New York City. Lois -
to be a good mother regardless whether it be twins, triplets or a singleton. Irene - California here
I come - expect me by next Christmas. Jean - not to attend any more of her father's office parties.
(What fun) Jackie P. - to have a desk by this time next year. Cal - resolves to drop back in on dear
old Argus (We hope).
Fourth Floor Flashes
Well, we all had a Merry Christmas, did you? Jim Devlin received his present a few days early,
but we think it was the nicest gift of all - a baby girl. Jim was given a bathinette by his Argus
friends and he wishes to thank all of you. He said he not only appreciated the thought, but he also
needed a bathinette ( the baby did - that is). Rosina Thompson received a phone cali from her son
who recently joined the Marines and is stationed at Paris Island. She said the phone cali was the
only thing she wanted for Christmas. Shirley Carpenter spent the holidays with her husband's parents
in Ferndale. She also went to Owosso, her home, where she gave a recital with her sister and a
friend. We wish we could have heard Shirley, she has a lovely soprano voice, in case you didn't
know. Jean Gray and her husband went to Donners Grove (Chicago is a suburb of it) to spend Christmas
with Jean's parents. After a few days in Donners, they braved the icy mountains and went to Missouri
to visit John's folks. Jim Finan had a nice Christmas too. He went up North to ski, toboggan, ice
skate, and take pictures with Argus cameras.
Our department really must be prospering, two of our members are new home owners. Juanita Boyd
just purchased a home out Packard way and our ambitious Virginia Hurst has just moved into a new
home that she and hubby Ken built with their own two hands. Meanwhile, Dorothy Hill and Beverly
Noordhoek are still looking for apartments so that they can vacate their respective rooms. Santa
seems to have treated everyone admirably and I am sure we all enjoyed the coming in of the new
Nearing the half-way mark in the 1947-48 Argus bowling schedule, we have a, new leader setting
the pace. In the past few weeks Inspection has gone on a winning streak and is now out in front of
the pack with a three game margin. The Inspectors with Captain Don Crump and "Swede"
Soderlohm leading the attack have won twelve in a row and this proved enough to vault them into the
top slot. This entry, although it has always been a contender, has never annexed a title but this
could be the year. If the bowlers can stand the pressure of the front runner, Inspection could
celébrate a title winning year. In second place and applying the pressure to the leaders is
the Cellar Aces team. In past seasons this entry has always made its bid in the first half of the
schedule and has then folded up in the later stages of the race. The
Aces are perhaps the most unpredictable in the league. The members of this team are Hable to bowl
a sour 650 game or come through with a blistering 900 one. Other years the teams have not taken too
seriously the bid of the Aces, but the team's attitude could lead to an upset winner this year.
Closely behind the two top teams are four entries that are all tied and only four games out of the
lead. These four are Methods, Polishers, Camera Assembly, and Paint Shop. All of these are of the
lower handicap bracket, and if any one of these is able to put together a winning streak it is
probable that we all have a new leader by the end of the month. Since opening night no less than
eight teams have enjoyed the distinction of leading the parade. Since last reporting when the Gutter
Guys were the leaders and Office was challenging, these two entries have taken nose-dives and now
find themselves in the second división. The standings seem to prove the contention that this
year's league has better balance than any other previous year. If the teams continue this wild
scramble through the remainder of the schedule, there should be a lot of fire-works from here to the
conclusión of the season. Walt Clawson of the Hawks has furnished the big news in the
individual department. Walt spared his opening frame and then came in with eight in a row to count
256 and tie Hank Millage for the high single game for this year. Walt's feat is all the more
remarkable when one considers that two years ago was the first time that Walt had bowled in league
The Industrial League has been Formed again this year, and the regular schedule should start soon
after the first of the year. Argus has entered its team, and this year it has high hopes of coming
through with a title winning year. Manager Torn Neff has called practice for all Argus Hopefuls, and
in these early practice sessions enough has been shown so that it can be safely stated that this
year's entry should be even stronger than last year's capable quintet. Most of last year's veterans
are returning and with some of the recruits showing much promise, the outlook is bright for the
Argus team. These games will be played at Slawson School, and Manager Neff will post the team's
schedule so that the employees will have a chance to follow their team through the season's
During the Thanksgiving holidays Edith Flournoy and family journeyed to Missouri to visit Edith's
new g:anddaughter. From all reports she's really sweet. Congratulations to Margaret Snyder on her
marriage to Robert Ros3 on Saturday, December 13. Margaret is the daughter of Helen Snyder of
Optical. Best wishes to Irene and Bud on the birth of a son, Stephen Allen, born on December 15.
Irene De Wolf is a former Assembier. Helen Stricklen would like to thank Optical for the wedding
gift she received. Helen and Bob were married on November 22. The department offers its best wishes
for continued happiness. Audrey S. and Jerry were married December 20. A reception was held at the
home of her parents. Audrey is a former assembier and the daughter of
Ruth Scheetz. One afternoon Edna B. seemed to íave a great secret - all in a fury to eave
at noon. Now we know the reason why - she wanted to take a ride in that "merry
Oldsmobile." It sure is a nice new car, Edna ! Talking about cars, seems Madge got the fever
and got a new Jeep. From all reports it sure goes. We understand there's room for all. The great man
from the NORTH ünally met his "Waterloo." Seems one windy morning this
"woodsman" was driving to work and the next thing he knew he was in the ditch. Nothin'
serious, though. After waiting a short while his buddy carne and pulled him out. If you don't know
who the story fits, ask "RED." Have you heard about the big shindig?? Seems one Thursday
night after the GUTTERSNIPES had finished bowling three hot games they were immediately whisked out
to the Susnjer Estáte on Vaughn Street. They were greeted at the door bfy Mr. Nick Susnjer.
The four non-members present, Leona W., Barbara S.. Jeanne "A„ Betty R., were initiated
by the members, Doris F., Virginia S., Madge Mc. Adeline C, Betty H.
Would you believe it? Hank "The Hunter" Minges and Anthony "The Archer"
Kinder both have rifles, bows and arrows, and other paraphernalia for trade. Hank will swap for a
good fly rod and flies, Anthony will take golf clubs, no less. The way I hear it, both the hardy
game killer are pursuing a different sport for 1948. Kinder has stalked the big game both Hiawatha
and Blunderbuss style. Many a time he has left A.A. inspired by the lure of the wild, only to return
with cold, wet feet, a sniffley nose and a pipe that had been unlit for the last six hours. The only
bucks he saw were those draped across somebody else's fenders. Some one asked Kenny Jordon if he
knew the difference between an elephant and a dozen oranges. Kenny said that he didn't know and
furthermore hadn't the slightest idea. Fortunately none of the grocery stores in A.A. carry
phants in stock. For your information, Ken, oranges are a form of plant life, while elephants
closely resemble the pachyderm. Roand still thinks gasoline is sixteen cents a gallon. Let him dream
4 Shillings - 4 Pheasants
New cars for Katherine and Willard will bring a merry gleam. While a fur coat for Lillian
fulfills her fondest dream. Elsie and Duane says they will be satisfied with anything they get.
While Bill and Berniece will take a sweater with no regret. Molly wants a Lady Hamilton to teil the
time of day, And Peggy wants a wallet to hold all her hay. Our boss Hank says he has his wish since
he has his Donald Lee. A plañe ticket to California for Marv Roy her boy friend to see. Roy
says he doesn't need a thing and is satisfied with what he has. But Gussie wants new excuses so she
won't get the razz. A set of silver and coffee service are what Dot Flick is asking for, While
Blanche's wishes are for Grandson Michael whom they all adore, Malea wants her living room redone
and new furniture to boot. Ginny wants a scarf and maybe a horn she can toot. Mary Mancini wants a
sweater to keep off the winter's chili. While photographic equipment we're sure will fill Ronny's
bill. Helen says a bad girl she's been so she's afraid she won't get a thing. Paul Eugene wants his
prayers answered and that will make him sing. Pocket wants an escalator to help her zoom out at
night, Which might help to eliminate her latest plight. Clara Smith and Anna Mae want new wardrobes,
so they can have "The New Look." Now Santa dear, some of these are true and some are
false. But you'd better get busy and fulfill them - or else. Merry Christmas
Dick Kelly is the proud father of a daughter, Anne Marie, born December 6th. Anne Marie weighed 7
lbs. and 4 oz. Bud Farrell and John Moorhouse tried their luck at deer-hunting November 15, however
both returned without sporting any evidence on the fenders.
Bud did have an excuse for failing to get bis deer as he was on his honeymoon. Bud and his bride,
the former Helen Howard, then traveled through Ohio. They are making their home in Dexter.
Our Christmas party proved a bi-P success. A jolly time was had by all. George Pickering is ill
with pneumonia, get well soon George. we miss you. Ad sold her Buick and is now sporting a Ford
convertible. Nice goin', Ad. We have just discövered we have a drummer in the Burr Room. Anyone
desiring lessons, consult Audrey Horn. The Burr Room received a nice Christmas present this morning.
Thanks for the clock, Mr. Bone. We hope Mr. Pickering does not have any more trouble getting us out
of the room for rest periods and quitting time. "There's No Place Like Home" says Marvel
at Christmas time. Marvel spent her vacation in Cheboygan. Lillian Stutzman spent Christmas with her
daughter in Akron, Ohio. Helen Bybee spent her Christmas vacation with her parents in Columbia,
A Heavyweight "warms Up"