Argus On Vacation
Argus Eyes is published for the employees of Argus, Incorporated 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 of the Photographic Department will furnish
pictures, unless they are to be made with a pen or pencil, in which case Marie Barbier and Ed Palmer
are called upon. Charlea A. Barker, "Jimmy" to all will be Art Director and Art
Consultant. The profile will be done by Harry Rookes.
Remember one day about the last of July when the Sales office was dark, not a soul around, and
everyone was wondering whether Mr. Hilton just up and fired the crew? Well, we've decided to let the
rest of Argus in on the scoop. Bright and early one Wednesday morn we packed our lunches, (great
huge ones) our bathing suits, towels, lotion, etc, and took off for Tuckaway Lodge on Stuckaway
Laké, way back yonder. Incidentally, the Sales Department and their families
congrégate here quite often for picnics and farewell parties for one of the Sales gang.
Everyone had their small duty to attend to and we observed Ambitiously slopping, I mean mopping up
the floor, were Jack and Bill - what a mess, the floor, that is!! The kitchen was in an uproar, but
on further investigation we discovered that it was only Herb, Irene and Doug. Barbara, Helene, and
Joan prepared the table for our big feast. Well, they put the tablecloth on ! ! Gerry couldn't leave
her high and mighty ideas home for one day, oh no, she had to pop up with something really
elabórate for lunch - a great big can of sardines. We're afraid Percy didn't enjoy herself.
How could she? She spent the day
in a closet, feeling she wouldn't be so apt to catch hayfever, poison ivy or some other nasty
thing. Dick was unanimously elected guard for the day. We still think he can't swim. Who did we see
on the shore-line selling motor boat rides???? lackie N. We didn't see a motor on the boat, but
Wilmot and Elizabeth were doing a darn good job of rowing. Lots of entertainment was planned for the
day. As usual, everyone was trying to get into the act. Those succeeding were Mary N„ Jean C,
Georgië, Nancy T., Doris and Lee. They claimed to be pretty good aquabelles. We'll never know -
they pulled a disappearing act. Carlos didn't do anything spectocular. He wasn't in very good diving
form so he just paddled around the shallow water - with water wings, yet ! ! ! It seems as though
Dort, Nancy D„ Jackie P., and Elaine sorta took off by themselves. A searching party was
formed immediately by Dorthy M.. Bonnie, Mary B., Marg.. and Evelyn. The search was a short one and
ended in a seculded spot down the road a piece. Then there were five more people to help dispose of
the two cases of AmberBru. And so, the close of a beautiful day. We are happy to welcome Mrs.
Brewster to the Sales Department and hope she will enjoy it here at Argus.
Inspection And Salvage
The folks in Raw Inspection and Salvage enjoyed their vacations in many different ways .... Olive
took a trip to California, she flew both ways. In the meantime, Agnes flew back and forth to work.
Bessie went to Jackson on a shopping trip and came back tired but happy. Amanda and her husband went
north to Atlanta. On their way they stopped to see Leola and Johnny. who were spending their
vacation at Saginaw Bay. By the way, Amanda - who was the third party who believed in making himself
at home?????? Mary Jane spent her vacation in Saulte Sainte Marie. Mary Briggs went home to rest and
take things easy for a while. Laura went to Lansing to see her new granddaughter, Paula Sue, who
weighed six and a quarter pounds.
Art took it easy for one week, then decided to come back to work with Archie and Jim. Twin Lake
was the setting for a wonderful fishing trip for Harold L'Esperance and his little daughter Lou Ann.
. . . Arthur Henry is a newcomer in Raw Inspection. We hope he will like it here. Don and Peggy
Crump spent a week at Houghton Lake. Except for the cool weather, they had a most wonderful time.
Conley and his wife had a grand time at Roberta, Georgia. Two whole weeks to visit Pearl's folks and
enjoy the good eats. A new porch and sidewalk is the result of Hermans time off. His sons were a big
help; they helped him mix and pour the cement. Wert drove to Virginia to spend a few days with some
friends. Bud and his family had a very nice time up at the Sault. Everyone seemed to be satisfied
and inspired. Some are even making plans for next year.
New Draft Law Goes Into Effect
The following facts are outlined in the new act : the draf t boards will make final decisions.
Who must register? Men 18 through 25 years old. What group is eligible to be called? Men f rom 19
through 25 years can be drafted for service in the Army, Navy, Marine or Air Corps. How long will
draftees serve? Twenty-one months. Eighteen-yearolds may volunteer for one year of service with
regular armed forces and circumvent, for the time being, the draft. When will induction start? In
compliance with the Congressional edict that 90 days shall pass after the draft becomes law, no man
will be called before September 22. Who is exempt from service? Most Veterans of World War II. This
includes those with more than one year of active service or ninety days of service between Pearl
Harbor Day, December 7, 1941, and V-J Day, September 2, 1945. Members of active service units will
be deferred. The only surviving son of any family that lost a son in the last war is granted a
special exemption. Conscientious objectors could be placed on non-combat duty. If they object, they
will be deferred if the objection is found valid. "Necessary men" in industry,
agriculture, science, and other fields may be deferred by the President. No definition of this term
has been worked out as yet. Married men and those with dependents. High school students will be
deferred until they are graduated or reach 20 years of age as long as they do satisfactory class
work. College students may complete the school year before answering a draft cali. Where will
draftees serve? Anywhere in the world. Basic training up to 13 weeks will be carried on in the
Beginning with this issue, and until further notice, Argus Eyes will be published every other
month. Next issue will be published in November.
We are ringing in the New Year this month in the Advertising Department! Of course, our Calendar
says September, but the Argus New Year popped up in August, so we are still in a bell ringing
mood.Jimmy Barker's brushes are creatïng new colors and lines in the Art Department and of
course Mac McCoy is :ull of New Year ideas and plans. Our neighbor, Edythe Keig, of Public Relations
is now on her way to Montana. Missoula is Edie's home town and she is mighty anxious to be going
home. After a week or so with her family, Edie is going to visit Oregon with her fiance and his
family and plans to return to Ann Arbor early in October. After her comprehensive tour of the United
States she'll have lots óf tales to teil and promised to pay üs a visit. Ed Drury's new
assistant is Anita Bourbennais. Anita carne to Argus on August 17. She graduated in June 1948 from
the University of Michigan Journalism Department and has the splendid hobby of short story writing.
With her experience and talent she is surely going to be a brilliant addition to the Public
Relations Department. For a few statistics : Anita and her husband Bob are living in Ann Arbor while
Bob is grinding away at Pre-Law problems. We certainly welcome Anita to Argus! We think Mac McCoy's
new Buick convertible is a dream. The beautiful boat is a necessity, Mac says, because of Sharon
Lynn McCoy, aged three months, who arrived in June, to increase the McCoys to four. And by the way,
we just want to mention here that the King sized dish of Strawberry Sundae in the Advertising
Department is just an illustration sample and NOT TO BE E ATEN. We have had a number of inquiries
and of course you are welcome to come in any sweltering afternoon and look.
Foreman of the Salvage Department in Plant 1 where, f or a number of years he has astutely and
laborously inspected and screened thousands of parts. On September lOth, this year, will have been
12 years with Argus having started in the machine shop in the early days when it was located on the
second floor. Was bom in Ann Arbor in 1909 - went to St. Thomas High where he was Athletic Manager
for two years. Has three rapidly flourishing boys ranging from 10 months to 6 years - and one girl,
equally flourishing, 8 years old. Belongs to the Moose and K. of C. clubs and recalls an instructive
trip to Mooseheart, Illinois, headquarters of the Moose. Spends all of his spare time making
additions and subtractions to his home on 712 Gott Street but plans to retire, when the time comes,
and take up chicken farming.
We'll Miss You, Elma
To All My Friends at Argus : So many of you were on vacation it wasn't possible for me to say
'good-bye' to all of you, and to thank you most heartily for the farewell gift I received. I am
deeply indebted to all of you for this wonderful gift. Every time I use the Remington Typewriter,
which undoubtedly will be a daily event, I shall telepathically send you a message of good wilL I
very much appreciate your generosity, and hope I shall be able to use your gift to help others as
all of you have helped me. I sháll ever cherish warm thoughts for all those who helped me in
so many ways throughout my twelve and a half years with Argus. They were happy and busy years-
exciting, too, and productive in many experiences and fellowships. I shall always remember with
pleasure the many contacts and associations I formed at Argus. It is said that the real meaning of
'good-bye' is "God be with you." It is in that sense that I say 'good-bye' to all my
friends at Argus. Most cordially yours,
Group Insurance Plan Liberalized
Effective August 15, 1948, your Group Insurance Plan has been liberalized to provide for a
reimbursement of up to $10.00 for general anesthesia received in connection with an operation
performed outside a hospital. This reimbursement will be available in any case where reimbursement
is made under Group Surgical Operation insurance, provided Group Hospital Expense insurance is then
in force on account of the person undergoing the operation. This liberalization is being made
without any change in premium rates.
Hope all of you readers had as wonderful a vacation as we in our department did. Some of us drove
thousands of miles to get a change. Sid Spannuth holds the mileage record in our department. She,
with three of her Argus girl friends, motored through the Southern States to California. While
there, they visited several radio shows, including "Bride and Groom." Several of us
enjoyed the scenic beauties of the Upper Península. Florence Bartell, Helen Kennedy, Marie
Gould, and Mary Mickelson have been comparing pictures taken there. Helen visited Mary at Mary's
parent's home. They enjoyed Mom's "wild raspberry" pie and coffee. Bernice Provost and
Peggy Crump relaxed at Houghton Lake in the sun. Virginia Beach is all that it's
"crackedup" to be, says Coddie Lowery. Coddy was a guest of the Navy at a dance on board
the U.S.S. Codmus. Lillian Jedele and Joan Groeb "roughed it" in a tent at Wampler's Lake.
They say they '11 never be able to look another "bean" in the face. Marian Hirsch spent a
week at Zukey Lake. She says as a fisherwoman, she'd make a better riveter. Dot Flick motored to
Indianapolis. Mary Mahcini relaxed in Muncy, Indiana. Well, everyone ïas "that's
vacationing - now Iets get to work." Yah, I'll bet. This is your "lanky" reporter
saying, "It's time I got to work and took off the pounds I put on eating Mom's cooking Boy,
what pastries, pie and ice cream do for a gal."
I WENT UP STAIRS IN PLANT 2 AND GOT AN AWFUL SKEER CUZ WOT DO YOU THINK I SAW UP THERE ? A
PROCESS ENG I NEER
The boys in the tooi room really traveled around during the vacation period. A total of about
25,000 miles of driving was accomplished by them durj ing the two weeks. This means they ir ƒ
around 1,666 gallons of gas, and speü over $500 for ga'sand oil. Hubert Krasny spent his
vacation at Patterson Lakë, ñshing, swimming, etc. Virgil Boyd and his wife drove to
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and visited his wife's relatives. Traveled around 1,200 miles. Lloyd
Mulholland and John Desmond and families took a trip together. They camped near Atlanta, Michigan,
and traveled about 60 Omiles. David McCormick and wife Jeep Station Wagoned up to the Straits and
back through the Dells of Wisconsin, bouncing over 2,000 miles of territory. Bill Fraser also went
to the upper peninsula to Indian Lake, then up to Tequamennon Falls. They stopped also at
Kitch-iti-ki-pi Spring, where the water is crystal clear for 50 feet straight] down. The spring is
200 feet long, 50 feet deep. Bill traveled around 1,100 miles. J. D. Maple visited wife's relatives
in Petoskey, Michigan. Bill Fiske and family stayed at Evans Lake, near the Irish Hills. Bill Beard
visited relatives in Chicago. ( Cruised about 600 miles. Chuck Ceronsky has not taken his vacation
yet but will visit wife's folks in Kentucky week after next. Kris Korte shingled his house. Bill
Green went across Lake Michigan at Muskegon to Milwaukee, and down to Chicago to take in the Train
Fair. Then back to Ann Arbor, totalin? 800 miles. Ted Schlemmer stayed at Manistiquej Lake, near
Curtis, in the upper peninsula He says he caught a 30 inch Great Northern Pike. No pictures,
howeverj for proof. Traveled about 1,000 miles. Stoner went up to the Thumb and back. Hank
Dolí rented a cottage at Bi? Silver Lake. Joe Majewski took the longest trip of anyone. He
drove to New Orleai I then to Galveston, Del Rio, El Paso, 9 Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake Cijo]
Omaha, Chicago, then back to Ahn AM bor for a total of 6,800 miles Jin W weeks. After returning
home, Joe haí a job with his truck helping Ted iSchlenmer move a beehive out to the Lalt
That's about the only business deal Ma jewski ever got into where he got stun? -but, so did Ted.
Argus Looks To The Future
The Freedom Train Visited Ann Arbor
Congratulations are in order for Mrs. Aimabel Erskine. Annabel, formerly Annabel Farmer, was
married to Arthur Erskine on July 17. On their wedding trip, they enjoyed the scenic views of Upper
Michigan. Vincent Swickerath motored through the East, visiting Boston and other points in
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and spectacular New York City. Herman Koegler visited Chicago and
Milwaukee, and took in several baseball games during his vacation. Sam Neustadt wandered through
Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, and up into Maine. Sam - are you sure you
didn't fly ? ? Our back-woodsman, Adolph Steinke, cut his way through the wilderness near Munising,
Michigan, and made camp for two weeks. He says everything was just fishy. Ludington, Michigan, lured
Harold Chalmers away from Ann Arbor. He says he enjoyed some nice scenery. While Michigan seemed to
be a very popular place for traveling, many spent their vacations right here at Argus - working. We
still haven't seen anything of that big bass with which Ted Adams is supposed to win the contest.
Did it get away, Ted???? More about vacations: John Roskos went to North Carolina and Pennsylvania;
Charley Stotts went to New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts; Bob Thompson to Arkansas, while
Ralph and Dottie Flick did some farming in Chicago.
Maurice Howe enjoyed a trip out to Nebraska. Jack Danner visited Chicago and while there took in
the Railroad Fair. To top every vacation, Al Sannes says he was just the laziest man in Ann Arbor,
while everyone else gallivanted around the country.
We are wondering what Walter Smith feeds his garden besides plenty of water and sunshine, since
it prqduced a giant tomato weighing 1 pound, and measuring 42 inches across and 2 inches up and
They Engineered A Picnic
On Sunday, August lst, the Engineering Department held its annual "clambake" and
baseball tournament, at Dexter-Huron Park. Earl Dolamore and Rodney Mast carne in by pack train from
the "Argus Salt Mines" out in Chelsea, with a load of fresh corn-onthe-cob. The picnic was
highlighted by a baseball game between the Design and Production Engineers. Score: Design 24 -
Production 4. Ralph Ridenour pitched a bang-up game for the Designers, while Verne Nelson and Ed
Zill pitched for the losers. This was followed by the presentation of the winner's trophy (made of a
reject flash-gun reflector and a beat-up enlarger lamphouse and held together with cement and baling
wire) which was donated by Eddie Palmer. After the ceremony, the men and women had a ball game, with
the girls turning in an outstanding performance. When the casualties were removed from the
battlefield, the grounds were given back to the County Park Commission, and everyone "hit the
road" for home.
Wackenhut - Zill
Vows uniting in marriage Miss Helena Wackenhut. daughter of Frederick Wackenhut and the late Mrs.
Wackenhut of Bridgewater, and Edwin O. Zill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Zill of Maryfield Drive, were
exchanged Friday. June 18, in a candlelight ceremony in St. John's Lutheran Church at Bridgewater.
After a short trip to Northern Michigan the couple will make their home at 1325 S. University
Oh ! vacation time. North, East, South, West ; The Planners had an opportunity to pretty well
cover all corners of the U.S.A. Jack Covey went to Pennsylvania where he visited relatives. Harry
Rookes spent his time at a cottage near Cheboygan. Muriel Raaf and hubby went north as did the Lynn
Dancers. Genevieve and Joe Wright went all the way to California. They report lots of car trouble on
the way out, but a very good time after they reached Los Angeles. Sylvia Feldkamp went east and
spent a week taking in the points of interest in New York City, while Fred Pearsall is still looking
forward to a trip south. Oh! wonderful vacation time. I can hardly wait until next year.
Virginia Susnjer has left us to await the arrival of the stork. Her husband Nick has been
appointed head coach at Wayne High School. A surprise stork shower was given for Janet Christ. a f
ormer Optical worker. Those who visited in Kentucky during vacation time were Dorothy T.. Thressel
C. and Catherine S. Pauline and her hubby are really putting up a house. Spent vacations working day
and nite. By the time it's finished Pauline will probably be ready for the carpenters' union. Bertha
Jedele has returned from California, and from all reports she had a wonderful time. Mary G, and
hubby took a boat trip to Mackinac and other points. We were sorry to hear of Jim
frich's accident, but happy he is getting along so well. Barbara spent her two weeks vacation
playing the role of nurse. Dorothy B. finally found out how to drive the tractor. Better watch that
stuff, Dot or you'll be doing the fall plowing. Helen Snyder visited her daughter in Angola, Indiana
for one week. Ann Andrews is the proud mother of a daughter, bom August 7, weight 9 lb. and 9
ounces, named Connie Lee. Jeannie Lasky and Catherine Stotts flew to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on their
vacation. We understand they had a nice trip, and the Wisconsin hospitality was perfect. Ann
Lawrence and husband and son motored to Kansas and Oklahoma on their vacation. The girls have
decided to buy a scope so they can spy on "Atlas" (Dick Dorow) in his shorts, cutting
weeds in his yard. Even the bumble bees spotted him. Betty R. spent her vacation at home in bed with
the flu. Nice time, heh kid? Elsie P. "Slept." Mary Wingrove visited her son in the
hospital. He had an operation, and we hope he is feeling fine. Ma and Pa Green spent their vacation
at "Honeymoon Cottage" on beautiful Otsego Lake. Tis said that they had a wonderful time -
but didn't do much fishing.
Accounts Receivable is pleased to welcome two more University students' wives to the Argus staff.
They are Helen Henderson, hailing from Eást Lansing, and Bernadette Loveland from Ecorse.
Vacations are now well in the swing of things. Fay spent a week in her home state, Massachusetts,
and Beverly is now vacationing in Brooklyn, New York. Jeannie Craig will be leaving us soon for a
short vacation and will then resume her studies at Alma College. We hate to see her leave, but hope
that she'll be with us again next summer. Everyone was glad to see Millie on the job again. She
spent a week and a half with her grandmother in upper Michigan. Office routine should be back to
normal now and we'll dream about our next year's vacations.
Farmer - Erskine
Miss Anabel Farmer and Mr. W. Arthur Erskine oí Saline were married on July 17 at five
o'clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor. Only the immediate families were
present at the ceremony. Mr. Erskine is the son of Mrs. W. D. Kendall of Saline. After a motor trip
intoJ Northern Michigan the Erskines moved into their new apartment at 318 East Madison Street.