Projectors produced at Argus cover almost all the field where projectors might be used. There are
four major types made here. There is the one hundred watt, used in homes for occasional use, the 150
watt is another home type that produces a more brilliant picture. For larger rooms and the utmost in
home projection, there is the 200 watt, either with or without a blower case. For use for long
periods of time the blower case is essential to keep the projector cool. For professional use in
schools, hospitals, etc. , there is the 300 watt for f uil brilliance. The optical system in a
projector presents some problems not encountered in cameras. In a camera, for insta nee, the light
from the sun or flash blulb is
densed through the lens and onto the film at the back of the camera. In a projector, the process
is reversed. The light from the projector bulb is condensed through the lens of the projector,
passes through the film transparency, and projects the picture on a screen. As light causes heat
there must be a means of keeping the projector as cool as possible so as not to melt the
transparency. This means of keeping cool is accomplished in several ways. In the lower wattage
projectors, safe cooling is achieved by special cool design of the case and means of holding the
lens so that air circulates freely between them. All Argus projectors are equipped with a special
heat absorbing lens, whichassists in keeping heat away from the slides. With higher
ages, a blower case is available for maximum cooling. Just recently installed at Argus is a
method of determining the evenness of light produced by an Argus projector. This inspection machine
consists of several "electric eyes or photoelectric cells mounted on a screen. When a light
from a projector is cast on the screen, the photoelectric cells are activated and respond in
proportion to the amount of light that they receive. Impulses received by the electric eyes are
converted to electrical energy and are recorded on a panel at the front of the instrument in the
form of milliampres. All Argus projectors must cast a field of light that is even all over.
Argus Eyes Is published lor the employees of Argus Incorporated and their families. It is
intended to be a means of friendly communication between them, and to proYide a reliable source of
inJormation concerning the company's business. Bevorly Bullis ol the Personnel depcurtment makes
sure that news is gathered and that pictures are obtained and arranged in readable fashion for
publication about the lOth of each month. Charles A. Barken "Jimmy" to alL is Art Director
and Art Consultant. The profiles are done by Harry Rookes. Sam Schneider of the Photographic
Department furnishes picture. Reporters for this month's Argus Eyes were: Ethel Huffman, James
Meidrum, Delton Maple, Geraldine Space, Eddie Girvan, Alice Woir. Harold Bailey, Norm Symons# Olin
Robinson, Bill Fike, and Roy Craik.
Profit Sharing Fund Questions
Any employees having questions regarding the Prof itSharing Fund, maydrop them in the question
box located in the Personnel Office. The Members of the Managing Committee will collect the
questions and will promptly publish the answers in Argus Eyes. It is not necessary to sign your name
to the questions unless you desire a personal answer. Your questions will help your Managing
Everyone has been so busy that the Recreation Club has had to take second place, but some thought
is being given to a Spring Dance. We will let youknow. via the bulletin board, when we get some
arrangements made. For the benefit of those who wonder who the Fishing Contest winners were, here
are the results. Alfred Kesler must be quite a fisherman as he won ist and 2nd in the Pike class,
ist in the Bass, ist and 2nd in the Perch, and 2nd in the Bluegill. Gene Rhode took ist in the
Bluegill, and Harold Henry 2nd in the Bass. In addition to having all those fish to clean, Alfred
cleaned up a total of $45. If any employee has a suggestion that would help the Club plan future
activities, he should contact nis representa ti ve or the club secretary, Thelma Burke,
extensión 328. It is your club, so let 's have some ideas. The Club will sponsor the Bowling
Banquets again this year.
What Is Mtm?
Timestudy observen, engineers, foremen and other people at Argus have just completed a course in
Methods-TimeMeasurement, (MTM), a system of work measurement and methods analysis. At this time, the
groups are developing skill inapplying the finedegreeof analysis required to use it. Some of the
Argus people have had occasion to have their motions recorded during practice applicatión.
Let 's take a good look at how MTM works and what we hope to accomplish with it. MTM is a motion by
motion analysis of the method of doing a job. Each motion is classified and recorded by means of a
system of "shorthand" symbols. The act of reaching to a screwdriver lay ing 1 2 ■ away
on a bench, for example, may be recorded as an R12B which, in general terms, means a reach of twelve
inches to an object whose location varíes slightly from cycle to cycle. The finished analysis
lists in detail the precise working method. Anyone, then, is able to sit down with the observer, and
carefully go over the motions required to perform the job. In this way, the operator can assure
himself that every act required to do the job is listed on the analysis form. Future ups of this
same job can be made to conform to the method. Time has been established for each motion. The total
of all motion time gives the time to perform the operation while working at the "normal"
pace. It is a pace that can easily be exceeded by the average worker. By applying the standards in
this fashion, it is never necessary for the observer to judge the speed of a workman being observed.
The motion time standards are printed on a single 8" x gn card. They are the same time values
used in over two hundred factories fromcoast to coast. Copies of the car ds are carried by foremen
and supervisors for your inspection. We hope to accomplish several things by using MTM. First, and
foremost, it will elimínate the old argument about how fast or slow a person is working while
being timed. Operator, foreman and observer enter, instead, into an informal discussion of the job,
itself. Secondly, every member of the Argus team will have equal standard tasks. All job standards
are to be set by the same motion time values which means equal pay for equal work. A job set by MTM
is method and time recorded together. It forms a sound basis
for evalúa ting future methods changes. It is anArgus policy toencourage method
improvements and to compénsate the employee through our Suggestion Plan. The value of y our
suggestion can be determined by MTM, and the suggestor paid accordingly. The Argus team must
continue to improve methods to meet competition and improve the product. This activity is what keeps
your job secure. With new products, we hope to use MTM to develop sound methods more quickly than
ever bef ore. This means a greater contribution toour defense effort. Your foreman will appreciate
your questions in this procedure.
Reviewing Argus Progress
We are contempla ting an expansión of our optical facilities as a direct result of a
contract for the manufacture of military equipment. We have now applied to the Defense Production
Authority for a Certifícate of Necessity in connection with the proposed construction. If
this request is approved, we expect to begin construction sometime this spring on properties
adjacent to Plant II. It has come to my attention that some of you have been unhappy with the
handling of suggestions you have submitted. It is necessary to take sufficient time to consider
fully each suggestion, but I agree that some have taken too long. We have been particularly busy
recently preparing quotations on Government contra ets, and working on the development of new items,
particularly for the Armed Forces, so that there have been unfortunate delays along the line. It is
my feelingthat the Suggestion Plan isa very important part of our program, and we will take the
necessary steps to see that the suggestions are processed more rapidly in the future. You have
recently received a copy of our Semi-Annual Report, accompanied by a letter explaining its
significance to you. Inasmuch as our current opera tions were reviewed in those messages, there is
little else I can add at this time.
Do You Need Help With Your Income Tax?
Anyone desiring help in preparing their income tax return should come to the Personnel
Department. Mrs. Radford will be glad to give you the necessary assistance.
With six new boys, the tooi room is growing into quite a large department. George Belanger, Henry
Millage, and Claude Stoner are former Argus employees, while Jim Smalley, George Berkimer, and Merle
Myers are entirely new at Argus. Several of the tooi room boys are among the new members of the
Elks. If y ou're not busy during y our noon hour , we have a treat for you. We 're going to have
boxing bouts everyday over here to sharpen up the boys.
Out congratulations go to Roy Craik, the proud papa of a bouncing baby gLrl. Little Nancy Alice
was bom February 2. No one seems to know who left the unsigned valentineon Will VanDyke's desk.
Maybe you have a secret admirer, Will! Then the "Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Co.' entertained
senior medical students and their wives at Indianapolis January 28, 29, and 30, Millie Jones was one
of those present. Millie tells me everything was done in high style. Corsa ges were even sent to all
the wives bef ore dinner one evening. New faces around the Accounting Department this month include
Jack Grimston, Ken Leighton and Bill Brookmeyer. A big welcome from all of us. We hope you enjoy
your work here at Argus. Mary Kay Long is very busy these days making those all-important wedding
plans. The big day is April 7. Also, in the same dither is Gerry Nash.
The Engineering Department gets busier everyday. Those new faces in the Drafting Room we would
like to welcome to Argus are Vern Davis and George Harden. Bruce Pester has transferred to
Engineering from the machine shop, and Arvid Andreson hasreturned to Argus after several years.
Also, new in the Engineering Department are Amy Jacobs and Mei Hayes. Birth notices were also in the
news. Jim Lodwick was passing out cigars celebra ting the arrival of a new baby boy. Congratula
tions, Jim, Til bet you he has a brush haircut all ready. Also, new items in the news are - a garden
tractor for Will Parker, and a new Chevrolet for Jim Meidrum. Several people at Argus will remember
Ed Palmer. He was cartoonist for Argus Eyes. Ed visited Argus a short time ago and reported that he
was married January 28, and was moving to San Diego, California, where he had a new job. Remember
that each one of us gets a ration of one body with one set of organs to last for life. Like other
machines, this one set slowly wears out. No need to worry about it. Expect it. But to enjoy life to
the f uil, know enough about the simple mechanical needs of your body and mind to treat them fairly.
Then you'll get a lot more happy mileage out of this wonderful machine that holds your life.
Argus Boys In Service
Cliff, better known as "Kip by his friends at Argus, is stationed at Camp Cooke, California.
He is in the 4Oth Infantry División, and according to Kip, he is in one of the finest groups
the Army has. Since his induction, in October, 1950, he has been going to school on the base.
Evidently he is doing well for he is now instructing some of the new recruits. Although we may be
quite disgusted with our Michigan winters, Kip misses them, and wishes he could see some of our
snow. He also misses his friends here at Argus, so take a minute some time and drop him a note. The
address is: Pfc. Clifford Swanson 55051938 Bty B., 98oth F.A. Bn. 4Oth Infantry División Camp
Bonds For Thrift
Receiving a bond from Payroll Savings Plan is nothingnew to Ed Sleezer. Ed has been an active
payroll bond subscriber for nine continuous years, a record no one else at Argus can top.
Don Hindal and Betty Wrathell are two of our newest members in the Payroll Savings Bond Club.
Sixty employees have joined the Bond Club during the last month. Are you one of them?
Red Cross Drive
The Red Cross Drive will open at Argus Monday, March 5. Your contributions will be matched dollar
for dollar by your Company. This Is Your Chance To Win A Prize Too. There will be two 75 cameras
complete offered as prizes. If you give $3 or more you will have a chance to win an Argoflex 75
camera. When the cards are distributed Monday morning, give generously for those who need your help
and win yourself a worthwhile prize in the bargain. Supported by the people and schooled by years of
experience in war, in peace, in times of disaster, the Red Cross now has been assigned unprecedented
tasks in the interest of national security and world peace. You can help mobilize the forces of
mercy for the protection and defense of your family, your community, and the nation through generous
support of the 1951 Red Cross fund campaign. Today's Red Cross Job Includes These Major Defence
Tasks: Serving members of greatly expanded armed forces and their families. Procuring vast
quantities of blood and stockpiling blood plasma for instant use. Training 20,000,000 first
aiders... teaching home nursing skills to hundreds of thousands. . . instructing 100, 000 additional
nurse's aides. Expanding Red Cross disaster facilities across the nation toassist in civil defense.
Recruiting millions of additional volunteer workers. Red Cross Service Highlights (1949-50 Fiscal
Year) For the Armed Forces Red Cross workers with armed forces at home and abroad handled 210, 100
cases and service requests each month; chapter Home Service workers, 66,400; Red Cross recreation
programs operated in 1 1 1 military hospitals. The program cost $17,154,800 For Veterans and
Dependents Chapter Home Service workers handled 138,300 cases and service requests each month; field
workers at Veterans Administration offices, 62,000 claims cases; Red Cross volunteers gave nearly
2,000,000 hours of service to vet eran patients. Total program cost was . . $14,015,300
In Disasters Red Cross relief and rehabilitation given to 223,400 persons in 390 domestic
disaster opera tions. Program cost $6, 081 , 500 To Provide Blood More than 567,000 pints of whole
blood collected through 34 regional centers and 46 mobile units; 500,270 units of blood derivatives
distributed throughout nation. Program expenditure(including capital outlay) ..... $7,153,200 To
Promote Health Red Cross chapters issued 400, 000 certificates infirstaid; 37, 700 in accident
prevention; 609,000 in swimming; 120,000 in life-saving; and 180,000 in home nursing. The program
cost ..... .$5,690,000 For Children Junior Red Cross . members in schools packed andshipped overseas
527,000 gift boxes; the National Children's Fund sent educational and health supplies. Total value
$1,273,300 By Trained Volunteers A monthly average of 82,900 volunteers gave more than 11,000,000
hours of service; made 636,400 garments and 18,102,100 surgical dressings; drove 8,882, 100 miles;
served over 2,720,900 meals and snacks.
Fourth Floor Notes
Helen Kennedy and John Kampas had blrthdays the early part of February so we combined the
twoparties and had one great big celebration. We all enjoyedthe wonderful cake, and we are sure
Helen and John were happy with their gifts. Your reporter, Marión Hirsch, received a nice
letter from Cliff Swanson. Cliff , who worked in our department, left for the Army recently. He is
stationed in California, the address is beneath nis picture under "Argus Boys In Service.
" Cliff would appreciate hearing from all his friends. The song, "Ifs A Cold, Cold Winter,
■ really means something to Millie Weiss. She will teil you that frostbitten toes are rnighty
uncomfortable. Sandra is now happily sporting a lovely diamond. Sandra recently announced her
engagement to Pat Navarre.
Automatic screw machine operator and setup man in the machine shop for the past five years. Has
had over twenty years experience as an automobile mechanic and at one time was proprietor of the
Manchester Automobile Company. Was bom in 1895 in Scio township, lives now on 907 E. Hurón
and has two sons, one of whom is a Lieutenant Commander and Instructor at the Naval Academy at
We certainly have enviedBud Wheeler. While we were struggling with our cars which were stuck in
deep snow banks, slipping all over the sidewalks, and trying hard to keep warm, our friend Bud was
enjoying the Florida sunshine. He says he was only there two days, which we cannot understand. What
happened to the rest of the time? ? ? ? ? If y ou are wondering why we are wearing sunglasses in
Optical - don't worry , it isn't because of our eyes. We simply want to dim the effects of the light
that comes over a certain young lady when Bob Evans comes into our department. We 're happy to have
Katherine back to normal, after that nasty spill. Helen Snyder and Edna Bourdelais hear regularily
from their sons who are in service. Rolly Snyder is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, while Louie
Bourdelais is over in Korea.
Men's Bowling League
We are starting the last lap of the 195051 season, with the Argus Camera team 16 games ahead of
the second place team. Wewish them well, but wealso hope that some of the gap is closed. After all,
the rest of the teams would like a little cut of the prize money. Probably a warning to the Argus
Camera team should read, "Watch out boys, for we are all gunning for y ou. " There can
only be one winner, but we all can look forward to a good feed and a good time after the season
closes. Team standings: Argus Camera 71 21 Pressmen 57 35 Paint Shop 54 38 Skunks 48 44 Screws 44 48
Projectors 43 49 Warehouse 43 49 Maintenance 42 50 Lensgrinders 42 50 Conf. Xperts 42 50 Tool Room
34 58 Ten Pins 34 58
Ladies' Bowling League
Ten Pins 65 35 Card and Camera 62 38 Schmidfs Beer 61 39 Erle's Hi-speed 59 41 Blue Front 56 44
Spitfires 56 44 Purchase Radio 53 47 Brown Keg 49 51 Graves Barber Shop 43 57 Paint Shop 40 60 Happy
Gang 31 69 Atom Busters 26 74
Although we have had plenty of cold weather right here in southern Michigan, Si had to gonorth to
fish through the ice. It's too bad the fish were frozen to the bottom of the lake because Si wanted
to bring at least one home. Herben, let 's be a little more careful while driving that new car, you
only have three more fenders to go. What did the other fellow say, Herb? Walter and Ida Hubbard just
purchased their first new car. Let 's hope that they are more careful than Herb.
Well, another month has rolled around and once more we stop to take stock of what has happened
that hasn't been reported in this space previously. At first glance, things seem to be much the same
- so gradual are the changes that occur from day to day. But upon closer scrutiny, we realize that
two new faces have joined the ranks, replacing the vacanciescreated by Ruth Beekman, when she
transferred to the Sales Department, and Ed Drutchas, who has taken a job with General Motors in a
plant near his home. The new feminine loveliness in the office is Mildred Nelson. She and her
husband, Charles (a senior dental student at the University of Michigan), are from Iron Mountain.
The other new face belongs to uChuckn Murphy who is helping out with the correspondence; Welcome
into the fold, Mildred and Chuck. We will gladly share our temperamental drinking fountain with you.
Let 's see, what else has happened that may be newsworthy? In March, Pauline Murphy (no relation to
Chuck) will celébrate her fifth year with Argus. We hope you will stay with us for five times
five years more, Pauline. Speaking of anniversaries, Torn Kentes' boy, Chris, has celebrated his
fourth birthday. Oh yes, I mustn't forget to mention that Dorothy Lixey is sporting a new car. It is
new to Dorothy, at least, (a '49 Ford).
Bowling Or Ballet?
Harry's Pride And Joy
Welcome To Black Bear Inn
Black Bear Inn is owned and operated by Susie and Larry Jones, f ormer employees of Argus. Their
Inn is located on M-18, bet ween Roscommon and Grayling. If any of you are near there at any time ,
be sure to stop in to say "helio. n
Argus, Incorporated Profit Sharing Retirement Fund Balance Sheet
JANUARY 31, 1951 ASSETS LEDGER VALUE APPRAISED VALUE Cash $ 2,481.67 2,481.67 Note Receivable -
Member 350.00 350.00 Accrued Interest & Dividends 8 , 740. 89 8, 740. 89 Investments U.S.
Savings Bonds - Series G. 2-12% $ 461,000.00 461,000.00 U. S. Treas. Bonds - 2-12% - 7267 101,452.24
100,687.50 Argus, Inc. 5% Cum. Pfd. 200,000.00 200,000.00 762,452.24 761,687.50 Totals $ 774,024.80
773,260.06 LIABILITIES Members Contributions Unallocated $ 31 , 074. 29 31 , 074. 29 MEMBERS EQUITY
Contributions by Argus, Inc. $ 319,221.15 $ 319,221.15 Contributions by Members & WageAwards
237,178.15 237,178.15 Accumulated Income & Equity relinquished by members 8150 1 75 , 268 .42 1
75 , 268 . 42 Total Net Earnings Aug. 1, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1951 11,282.79 Valuation Adjustment
10,518.05 742,95-5i 742,185.77 Totals $ 774,024.80 773,260.06 Net Earnings Aug. 1, 1950 thru Jan.
31, 1951 $ 11,282.79 Deduct: Adjustment U. S. Treas. 2-12% Bonds 7267 to market 100 2232 764.74 The
appraised value of Members Equity as of Jan. 31 , 1 951 $ 10,518.05 was 101.43754% of the ledger
value. Valuation Approved Certified Correct Mana ging Committee Ann Arbor Trust Company, Trustee