Argus Eyes is published for the employees of Argus Cameras, Inc. and their families. It is
intended to be a means of friendly communication between them, and to provide a reliable source of
information qoncerning the company's business. Doris Walle of the Personnel Department makes sure
that news is gathered and that pictures are obtained and arranged in readable fashion for
publication the first week of each month. Sam Schneider, Eddie Girvan and Bill Sturgis furnish
photos. i The profiles are done by Harry Rookes. Reporters for this month' s Argus Eyes were: Tess
Canja, Bill Armstrong, Bill Fike, Bruce Corley, Art Parker, Jr. , Andy Argus, Hilda Larivee,
Héctor Haas, Babe Peterson, Leo Wiederhoft, Eddie Girvan, ■■ Virginia Birney, Betty
Shattuck, Vince Swickerath.
Imperturbable, dexterous inspection foreman in the machine shop, Cliff was born at Lake Parke,
Minnesota 32 years ago. He attended high school in North Dakota. Cliff has been married for the past
ten years and will unhesitatingly produce eight-by-tens of his son, Ronnie, 5, and daughter, Jerri,
8. Mr. Olson refuses to disclose his middle name and indicates it would cause unnecessary
moralelowering in his department. He enjoys puttering and is continually painting, repainting and
extending the additions to his house in the country near Saline. He finds occasional hours for
maintenance and rearing of a solo bantam hen - the remnant, he says, of a once proud flock. He is
also hopefully fattening one beef steer - but all this does not interfere with annual fishing trips
back to Minnesota. Cliff has been with Argus for eleven years. Prior to his present position, he was
night superintendent in the machine shop and also one -time supervisor in the screw machine
Reviewing Argus Progress
By now the postman has delivered your copy of the semi-annual report. All indications from our
fiscal condition for the six months ending January 31, 1953, point to a very active year. Sales are
64 per cent higher than they we re last year at this time. Production is continuing at a very high
level, and our earnings have increased substantially over the comparable period last year. It is now
fairly safe to forecast a favorable fiscal year. These increased earnings are a direct result of the
most aggressive advertising and merchandising campaign in our history. More and more people are
asking for ARGUS by name all over the country. This sales campaign would not be effective, however,
if our customers could not depend on fine workmanship and precisión in every Argus Product.
By working hard and efficiently we have been able to offer our customers quality at great value.
Last month we were able to reduce the price of our telephoto lens from $69.95 to $59.95. We are
always looking for ways and means to give our customers greater quality at lower cost, and we shall
reduce our prices wherever possible to keep them competitive. THREE NEW PRODUCTS TO BE INTRODUCED
Three new products will be added to the Argus line this spring. You have all watched the progress of
the A-4 and the 300-watt projector. The projector assembly line has been moved from the fourth floor
of Plant I to the first floor of Plant n and is operating smoothly. An assembly line for the A-4 is
being installed on the fourth floor and will be in operation soon. The third product to be
introduced at the photographic show in Chicago next month is a wide-angle lens for the C-3. This
lens is being manufactured in Germany especially for our C-3 and will give us a complete line of
accessory lens for the camera. With this additional lens, the C-3 will be the most versatile 35mm
camera available in its price range. ARGUS REPRESENTATIVES COVER COUNTRY In order to increase our
sales coverage we recently assigned a man to the West Coast as the factory representative for our
distributors. Charles Owens, who began his new duties in February, is the first full-time
representative we have had in that part of the country. This assignment gives us fairly complete
coverage of the country. Our other full-time sales representative s are stationed in Boston,
Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Cleveland. The death of Arlon Clarke
a few weeks ago has been keenly feit in our sales program. Mr. Clarke had been with our company for
many years and was our first full-time camera sales representative. PLANS FOR INDEPENDENCE LAKE
UNDERWAY We can all look forward to an early season at Independence Lake. The Recreation Club has
been hard at work on plans for greater development of the area for the coming season. Members of the
club will probably look to each of us for our share of the manual labor!
Date Of Easter Was Fixed By Ancients
The date upon which Easter Sunday shall fall--April 5, this year--was fixed in the year 325 A.D.
by the Council of the Christian Churches which met in Nicea, Asia Minor, to draw up the Nicene
Creed. It was decided thatthe commemoration of the Resurrection of Christ should be observed on the
first Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day
of March. (The Paschal Full Moon is the fourteenth day of a lunar month, reckoned according to an
computation. ) Should it fall upon a Sunday, then Easter is the Sunday following. In fixing a
date for Easter the ancients sought to provide a period of bright moonlight for the benefit of the
pilgrims who would be traveling to services celebrating the Risen Christ. For many years and in many
Christian congregations thought has been given to ways of working out a fixed date for Easter,
instead of having it vary over a period of 35 days between March 22 and April 25.
Argus Circus Theme Will Be Hit Of Convention
THE MOST OUTSTANDING MANUFACTURERA DISPLAY IN THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CONVENTIONS -- these
are ARGUS' plans for the 28th Annual Photographic Convention spons ored by the Master Photo Dealers
and Finishers Association in Chicago, April 13 through April 17. Built around a circus theme,
featuring an ARGUS "Carrousel," we will have a display which will be the most talked about
for sometime to come. The details of the display are still "Hush-Hush. " We want to open
the show with a "bang" and for this reas on there will be no "sneak-previews. "
Special "gimmicks" will be used to créate interest and will include an animated,
talking Punch and Judy Show, a Crystal-Ball Peep Show, Helium Inflated A4 Balloons, the Carrousel or
Merry-go-round, and the "Match-Mefor-an- ARGUS" buttons which have become such an
important part of any National Photographic Convention. Plans for this convention were started a
year ago, and all available floor space has been sold for many months. It was necessary for the
Master Photo Dealers and Finishers Association to find additional space since all photographic
manufacturers had not been able to obtain the space they needed. Everything points therefore, to the
Chicago Convention being the biggest and most important convention in the history of photography.
ARGUS has been fortúnate in obtaining a first-choice location, and we know that "all
roads will lead to the ARGUS Booth" during the convention. Featured in the ARGUS Booth will be
the first public announcement of the A4 Camera and probably the 300watt projector. While other
manufacturers are expected to introduce new products at the show, we have every reason to believe
the A4 and the watt projector will be outstanding "hits." Als o featured in our display
will be a section dedicated to Quality Control as it is used by ARGUS CAMERAS, INC. We sincerely
feel that ARGUS dealers are directly concerned with the methods we use to maintain consistent
quality in our products. By convincing ARGUS dealers of the important role QUALITY CONTROL plays in
our daily production efforts, we give them a "message" which they can pass along to
interested purchasers of ARGUS equipment as one more "selling feature. " Watch for a
complete set of pictures of the Convention in the May issue of ARGUS EYES.
Maintenance Party Honors Ed Sleezer February 3rd marked the birthday of Ed Sleezer with Ed
hosting the maintenance men to cake and ice cream as they sang and wished him the happiest of
birthdays. With the company since 1933, Ed will observe his Twentieth Anniversary with Argus on
September 1. Mr. and Mrs. Sleezer live at 521 S. Seventh Street, Ann Arbor, where Ed spends many
hours at his favorite hobby of gardening.
Place Your Entries In The Argus Eyes Cover Contest!
March 20th is the deadline for the first Argus Eyes Cover Contest. Your entry may be the one to
appear on the cover of the April issue of Argus Eyes. Follow the rules below and submit your prints
at once. 1. All employees of Argus are eligióle. 2. Submit glossy 5 x 7" black and white
prints, taken with an ARGUS camera. 3. Winner must submit negative. 4. Any number of entries may be
submitted by each contestant. 5. Entries must be in by the 20th of each month for the following
month' s cover. Submit photos to Doris Walle, Personnel. 6. Pictures will be judged for originality,
timeliness, general composition, and subject matter. 7. Decisión of the judges will be final.
8. In the event the photos submitted do not meet the specified qualifications of the judges, Argus
Eyes will furnish its own cover. AWARDS The winning contestant will receive a $10 cash award and a
credit line will accompany each picture appearing on the cover of Argus Eyes.
Shower Honors Jo Anne Eggleston
Eleanor Logan Feted At Luncheon
Twenty girls honored Eleanor Logan recently at a farewell luncheon at the Elks Club. Secretary to
Mr. Schlenker - Factory Manager, since September of 1951, Eleanor and her husband, Hall, have left
for Portland, Oregon, where Hall has accepted a position with the Western Tine Association as an
Industrial Engineer in the Research Lab. Eleanor would like to hear from her many friends at Argus.
Their address is: co E.M. Frey, 2812 N. E. 68th Ave. , Portland 13, Oregon.
Fred Swegles Winner Of Barn Drawing
The barn that until recently stood adjacentto the Machine Shop attracted much attention when a
drawing was held for all interested employees.
Winner of the barn was F red Swegles of Government Optical Assembly, pictured above, who
disassembled and removed it from the premises in record time.
New Employees Answer Blood Call
For the past six weeks, new employees and the members of employees' families have had to carry
the ball for Argus in the Ann Arbor Industrial Blood Bank drive. The reas on? Those flu shots,
distributed last January, which eliminated almost all Argus employees from the blood donor lists
until early March. Because the flue virus is injected directly into the blood stream where it acts
as a mild infection to stimulate antibodies, hospitals will not accept Mflu-shotM" donors for a
period of six weeks. "We appreciate the cooperation of new hires and the members of employee
families who did not have flu shots and who contributed for Argus during this period," said
Mrs. Radford, Red Cross representative at Argus. Blood Used Here, in Korea Argus contributions to
the blood bank have provided 34 transfusions for employees and their families, and another 25 pints
of blood for ouf boys in Korea. In all, 594 persons from Argus have signed blood donor cards.
hundred twenty-five persons have already contributed. Family Contributions Needed To maintain the
large reserve of blood needed for local emergencies and Korea, husbands, wives, and older children
of employees are urged to contribute. Special evenjng hours are being scheduled at the blood bank
centers for family contributions. Watch the "Argus EyesTt for announcement of time and
--to the Machine Shop, Screw Machine, and Punch Press unit which has signed 88 per cent of its
quota in the blood bank drive, --and to Purchasing, only department to sign up. 100 per cent.
Special honors go to these individual departments whose response to the drive was outstanding:
Grinding, 90 per cent; Screw Machine, 82 per cent; Machine Shop, 80 per cent; Polishing, 76 per
cent; Centering, 73 per cent, and Standards and Methods, 70 per cent.
Employees Hold Cribbage Tournament
The first Cribbage Tournament at Argus was held February 16-17 in the Canteen of Plant II.
Bill Underwood, Bob Pierce, Edd Olson, and Bill Fike are pictured above as they concentrated on
the game. In the first night of play, John Sartori came through with 9 out of a possible 11. The
tournament concluded with Herb Frederick the winner; John Sartori in second place, and Bill
A Logical Photographic Trademark
Due to many inquiries about the Argus Trademark, the Sales Department has supplied the following
information. It is interesting to note that both the name and the trademark have a logical and
interesting tie-in with photography.
As you already know, the name Argus comes from Greek Mythology. The name refers to a giant who
had a hundred eyes. Common use of the word makes reference to a sharp-eyed or watchful person.
The triangular portion of our trademark was designed to denote a prism, which in turn symbolizes
the fine optie al instruments we have manufactured for the Government and civilian use.
The bottom portion of our trademark shows a concave lens cemented to a convex lens, and ver y
natu rally portrays the quality lens Argus manufactures for cameras.
The straight lines drawn within the triangle desígnate light being projected through the
lenses at the bottom and appearing on one side of the triangular prism. Here fine lenses and opties
join forces as would Argus lenses and range finders to produce superior pictures.
Combining the parts of the Argus Trademark gives you the design to which more and more people
every day are looking. Quality and the Argus Trademark are synonymous.
A Young Dutchman Joins Argus
A young Dutch technician, who was in Rotterdam packing, getting a visa, and recove ring f rom
small pox shots when a rampaging sea devastated his country, began working at Argus less than a week
after his ship docked in New York. Mortis Gerstel, 24, a native of Rotterdam, Holland, is the first
foreign technician to work at Argus under a special Mutual Security Agency
gram. Through the MSA program, the most promising engineers and technicians of other countries
are sent to the United States to study American me thods of production. The longrange aim of the
program is to stimulate world trade and increasing world friendship. "Moor," as he is
generally called, will spend four months at Argus and another four months in another part of the
country. While at Argus, he will study assembly layout, methods improvement, production engineering,
and quality control. "Moor,"who speaks exceptionally good English for a newcomer to the U.
S. , lives with Bill Lamb, of Standards, at 727 E. Kingsley.
Fishing Contest Winners Announced
Despite the fact that the 1952 Fishing Contest, sponsored by the Argus Recreation Club, was based
on an honor system, no world records were broken. Five categories were not represented, which
represents $50 in prize money that could have been won by any Argus fisherman. Winners of the
various divisions are as follows: OPEN WATERS DIVISIÓN Rolland Snyder - Dept. 43 $10.00
Northern Pike, 35 inches long, 10 lbs. 4 oz. LOCAL WATERS DIVISIÓN Harold Lesperance - Dept.
48 $10.00 Perch, 12 inches long, 1 lb. 8 oz. Gene Rohde - Dept. 10 $10.00 Small mouth bass, 21-12
inches long, 4 lbs. 3 oz. Roy Carlson - Dept. 46 $10.00 Large mouth bass, 17 inches long, 2 lbs. 6
oz. Alfred Kesler - Dept. 43 $10.00 Northern Pike, 3 0-12 inches long, 7 lbs. RECREATION ÁREA
DIVISIÓN (Independence Lake) Wilfred Bonnewell $10.00 Large mouth bass, 18 inches long, .3
lbs. The 1953 Fishing Contest is now under way. It will close December 31, 1953. The same rules will
apply as did last y e ar. A copy of these regulations may be found in the September 1952 issue of
Argus Eyes. Additional copies of the Fishing Contest Rules are obtainable f rom Art Parker, Jr. of
the Standar ds Department.
Andy Visits The Suggestion Committee
That question last month about the suggestion plan has really kept me busy--digging into old
records, talking to Art Parker, Jr. , and finally sitting in on a Suggestion Committee meeting. In
all, I learned that: the number of suggestions turned in each week has jumped from about 5 to an
average of 25 over the past three years; every suggestion accepted last year was worth an average of
$70 apiece, and more people earned more money last year from their ideas than ever before in Argus
history. MWeTre mighty proud of our progress since the new suggestion plan went into effect three
years ago, " Art Parker, Jr. , suggestion plan manager told me. "One idea has hit the
jackpot for $2500, and there are a couple of ideas being investigated right now that might do as
"But the bugs still arenTt out of the plan," Art continued. "Biggest problem is
the time it takes to process an idea. A person who turns in a suggestion gets a letter of
acknowledgement and then might not hear any more about it for a couple of months. "The idea
hasn't been forgotten. It's probably going through Suggestion Committee meetings, or being tested,
or waiting its turn with other matters on a busy man's desk. We 're trying to speed up the
procedure, but a good many delays can't be helped." "What do you mean, 'going through
Suggestion Committee meetings'?" I wanted to know. "Drop around for the meeting next
Wednesday afternoon, " Art said, "and you can see for yourself!"
It didn't take Art, Jim Brinkerhoff, Gene Rossbach, Bill Thompson, and Larry Dietle long to
settle down to business that Wednesday afternoon. When I saw the stack of suggestions to be
processed, I could understand why! Some 20 new suggestions had to be read and assigned to a
department head or official for thorough investigation. Another 35 suggestions that had been
investigated and returned to the Committee now had to be accepted
or rejected. And finally, rejection letters for ideas that had been submitted, investí -
gated, and turned down in previous meetings had to be read at this meeting and approved bef ore
being sent out. A busy afternoon? You bet!
The new suggestions were easy to process. They were assigned to persons in a position to judge
the ideasT merits. Suggestions that had been investigated and found worth while didn't give the
committee much trouble either. Most everyone agreed on how much an idea was worth,
and Art could back up every award for production changes with definite figures of expected
savings and application costs. After the amount of an award had been set, Art announced the
suggestor's name, which had not been revealed bef ore. Everyone was found to be eligible.
But fireworks began if an idea that had sounded pretty good to the Committee was turned down in
the investigation ! Bill Thompson summed it up for the rest when he said: MIf a suggestion is called
'impractical, T we've got to have proof that it is; if a suggestion for an improvement comes back to
us with a note that it has already been ordered, we've got to be sure that the job order date
precedes the suggestion date. If it doesn't we try to find out if the suggestor helped bring about
the improvement; if we have any questions at all about the investigation, weTll send the idea back
for further study, and if there's a chance that a rejected idea might be used in the future, we '11
hold it for review at a later date."
The meeting ended after rejection letters had been reviewed and approved. "The suggestor has
a right to know exactly why we can't use his idea, " Gene Rossbach explained. "Very often
our rejection starts him thinking of an idea we can use!" The whole meeting started me thinking
of an idea I had never put down on paper. On the way back to work I picked up a suggestion -and next
week, one of those new suggestions that Art reads to the Committee will be mine. FU keep you posted
on what develops!
Suggestion Awards Total $548.36
Since the first of the year, 29 persons have won $548.36--which indicates 1953 will be the
biggest year ever for the Suggestion Plan. Clara Dickinson received the highest award, $80. 66 for
an idea which simplifies the masking of the C-4 front plate prior to painting. Ken Geiger won again
with an award for $50. He suggested filling the embossing on the front of the C3 and C4 carrying
cases with gold colored paint. Bob Hayes, also a past winner, got a check for $47. 20, while Chuck
Montague scored twice with awards for $44.65 and $10.77. Jim LeBaron received $41.34; Peter Opple,
$29.37; Dale Hallock, $25; Jim Barkley, $15; and Elane Taylor, $14.42. The following received $10
awards: Stan Ruffin, John Kampus, Bob Schleicher, Andy Kokinakes, Sam Schneider, Alex Azary, Betty
Shattuck, Claude Stoner, Elroy Abeldt, Gene Rhode, Bill Dusterhoft, Jim Barkley, Mei Hayes, Bruce
Pester, Rube Koch, Windy Hansen, Doug Nordman, Georgia Betke, Hal Thompson.
You Asked Andy
No sooner had the profit-sharers' nomination ballots been emptied out of the Andy Argus boxes
last month, when I found a question about the election. Here it is: Profit-Sharing Committee 1 'In
regarás to the election just held for the employee represen tatives to the Profit-Sharing
Committee , I have noted a repetition of the same ñames year a f ter year. I think it would
be well to limit the service of any individual to aperiod of not more than two years and mak ing
them ineligible for further service. This would serve to spread the responsibility over a lar ge r
segment of the membership. This arrangement would require an amendment to the Fund Agreement, but I
am sure it would be a worthy one.'' I cornered Les Schwanbeck in the hall the next morning and as
two long-time profit-sharers, we hashed over the suggestion. Les pointed out that every fund member
gets a chance to nominate the person he thinks will represent him best on the committee. He added
that 198 persons--a good two-thirds of the -cast nominating ballots in the election. From the six
fund members who got the most nominating votes, two were picked in a final election as members of
the management committee. Then he pointed out that continuous service by an employ representative on
the management committee has a real advantage for employees, since it takes quite some time for any
individual to learn all the detailed information concerning the fund. Les agreed to bring up the
suggestion at the next committee meeting. In the meantime, let's hear what the rest of you
profit-sharers have to say. Holiday Pay The next question sent me snooping through the calendar and
then in to see Mrs. Radford: ' 'When the holiday falls on Saturday how about our pay for the day?
Sure enough, the next two holidays-MemorialDay (May 30) and the Fourth of July both f all on
Saturdays. Here1 s the answerl got: All hourlyrated people will get an extra eight hours of
straight-time pay for each holiday, provided they work the
days bef ore and the Mondays af ter each holiday. Since salaried people received an extra day's
pay atChristmas and are eligible for other benefits, including payment for individual days absence
throughout the year, they won'treceive the holiday pay foreither day unless Friday is declared the
national observance day. Vacation Policy Jim Brinkerhoff had the answer to the next question--and he
had a stack of statistics to prove his point! ' 'When a person has been with the Company for five
years, he gets two weeks' vacation pay. Why does he have to be with the Company for fifteen years
bef ore he is recognized again with extra vacation pay?'' Brinkerhoff explained that three weeks'
vacation pay after fifteen years of service is the general practice of this área. A survey
last f all of 201 companies showed that 112 companies giveathree-week vacation. Only 13 allow the
three weeks for less service than fifteen years, while 30 companies require more than 15 years. That
convinced me that we were certainly better than average. Salaried Pay Periods Bill Sturgis pulled
out the results of another survey for me on salaried pay periods. Out of 35 companies in this area,
only 9 pay salaried people
every week. Almost all the rest pay twice a month as Argus does. Looks like those two checks a
month will have to keep st-ret-ch-ing. Hot Lunches in Plant II The last question helped me dig up
som e good news for you folks in Plant II. While I was up having coffee, Ray Higgins told me that a
contract had already been let to enlarge the cafeteria kitchen in Plant I so that hot dishes can be
prepared there and served in the Plant II canteen. Under present facilities it may never be possible
to serve a complete hot lunch in the canteen, but at least some hot dishes are in the plans for the
future. Art Parker, Jr. sends his thanks to whoever wrote Suggestion #6803 concerning the night
employee in the cafeteria. Is everything ok now? Old Business Four wall-type cigarette disposal two
-quart size, no less--are on their way. Andy's personal order. And with an assist from Bill Wetzel
of the Model Shop and Emil Johnson, Erv Braatz's right-hand man, there' s a new pencil next to the
cafeteria telephone. This time itTs welded together! (I honestly don't believe the last pencil was
swiped. It just dropped off!) Be seeing you,
Party Held In Mailing Room
Dudley J. Scholten, vice -president in charge of sales and advertising, has announced the
appointment of Charles F. Owens and Carlos A. Chapman, Jr. as regional sales representatives for
Argus. Owens, who will live in the Los Angeles área, will serve as special Argus
representative on the West Coast. He is the first full-time person assigned by the company to that
territory. A native of Fulton, N. Y. , Owens is married and has three children. He has been with
Argus since last August. Carlos Chapman has been named regional sales manager for the New England
states. He replaces the late Ar Ion Clarke. Carlos, who has been with Argus since 1947, has served
as sales correspondent, statistician, market researcher, purchasing agent, and marketing manager for
the company. Chapman is married and has two children. He will make his home in Boston.
Engineering Society Tours Plant Ii
The American Society of Tool Engineers were the guests of Argus on February 27 when they toured
the optical plant. The tooi engineers viewed the grinding, polishing, and coating departments as we
11 as the optical assembly department. The new government optical assembly department was also
opened to the visitors. One group is pictured below left with guide Bill Rippel of the Engineering
Department. Torn Doll of the Tool Room is shown below right as he escorted another group through the
Annual Family Night Set For Nay
Elabórate plans are in the making for the Argus Family Night to be held in May. All Argus
employees and their families are invited to attend the annual event which will feature a tour of
Plant I and Plant II. - Plan to bring the whole family - - Show the youngsters where you work - -
Door prizes to be awarded - - Refreshments will be served - - Meet your fellow employees - The date
and details will be announced at a later date. Watch the ARGUS EYES and bulletin boards.
Arlon Clarke Succumbs After Brief Illness
Arlon B. Clarke, New England Regional Sales Manager of Argus died in Detroit, February 19, after
an illness of a few weeks.
Mr. Clarke was the first to join Argus in a full-time camera sales capacity and had been with the
company since 1936. He was Regional Sales Manager in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky before
assignment to the New England territory. Born in Shelby, Michigan, July 7, 1902, he made his home in
Needham, Massachusetts. Mr. Clarke is survived by his wife, Ada, to whom we extend our sincere
Man's All Star Bowling Match
Just when the Argus basketball team seemed to be on its way to de ve loping into the role of
in the Recreational League, misfortune stepped in by taking Bill Lucas out of the line-up for
several games. Bill slipped from a ladder and wrenched his back, and only in the last few games has
the injury healed to the extent that the Argus star could again return to action. DE FE AT WILLIT'S
TILE With the return of Lucas the team seems to be clicking again, and in their last effort counted
their biggest point total of the y e ar when they bested Willit's Tile by the score of 66-40. In the
contest Argus displayed an effective one - two punch in the persons of Hal Thompson and Bill Lucas.
Sharpshooting Hal was especially effective in the game when hepartedthetwinesfor 21 big points.
Coach Terry introduced a few new faces in the Argus lineup, and this injection of new blood
instilled a new fighting spirit to our entry. It is hoped that the team can be kept intact for the
remainder of the season so that the Argus team can show to its best advantage.
Making the last turn and heading for the home stretch, the Argus bowling chase seems to be deve
loping into a two-team race to the wire. At this stage, the Paint Shop and Planning entries are
running neck and neck with Bill Fraser's colors out in front by a nose. These two broke f rom the
pack on the backstretch, and with powerful strides have widened the gap between themselves and the
other starters to six lengths. It is doubtful if either of the leaders will be overtaken in the
final sprint to the finish. However, every race has its darkhorse which has that extra reserve that
will enable it to break f rom the bunch and with that final burst of speed come through in the last
stages of the race to record an upset victory. Machine Shop Lags The Machine Shop entry had broken
from the post position, and had led the race during the entire first half of the race. For a long
time it appeared that this team was going to be able to hang on to the front running spot, but the
pace was too f ast and the team faded badly in the backstretch. The Demons also showed surprising
staying power in the first half, but their dreams of the title seem to have been disspelled.
Regardless of the outcome each of the entries can be proud of the part it played in making this
yearTs race such an inte resting one. MENfS NIGHT SHIFT BOWLING LEAGUE Lucky Strikes Place First
Nick BandrofchakTs Lucky Strikes have continued a scorching pace in the afternoon shift and are now
rather securely lodged in first place with a rather commanding lead of five games over Ken Hubbeirs
second place Press Room Five. Press Room - Hot Shots Follow During the first half of the schedule
the Press Room and Torn MitchelFs Hot Shots had waged a ter rif ie battle for the league leadership.
Nickfs team bided its time so that when these two leaders showed signs of simmering down, they would
be in a position to make their move. They have now not only taken over the lead, but have built up a
margin that at this time of the schedule looms up as adequate to carry them to the title. The two
contending teams do not share this attitude however, and feel that the high-flying Strikers are due
for a let down, and that they will be ready, willing, and able when that occurs. The Pressers are
still maintaining the high team average, and it would seem that this entry has the best chance of
catching the leaders. ALL-STAR BOWLING MATCH Day Shifters Win The match game between the All-Star
squads of the two leagues proved to be a bitter pill for the Night Shift league. The Day Shift All
-Stars started out slowly, and as a result the first game was a nip and tuck affair with the
decisión going to the day group bowlers by the slender margin of four pins, 854-850. This win
was marked up despite an outstanding effort by Reino Schneider of the night shift who came through
with a 224 count. This later proved to be the only time that the afternoon shift bowlers were in the
contest, as the "big guns" of the day shift really began booming in the second game, and
won by the margin of 116 counting 937-821. Not content to rest on their laurels, Don Crump's
All-Star congregation turned "red hot" in the concluding game and came through with a
thumping 1006 count. Schwanbeck Rolls 235 The last game was highlighted by Les Schwanbeck's 235 and
Rube Egeler's third consecutive game over 200. The much desired victory was achieved through the
well balanced attack of the day shift bowlers with every member of the team over the 500 mark, and
Rube Egeler leading the pack with a well-rolled 622 series. Br Schneider Carry Night Shift The
entire burden of the night shift was carried by Joe Bravis and Reino Schneider. Each of these bowled
very well, but suffered in not having sufficient support from the other members. Far from being
discouraged, the night shifters are looking forward to their next meeting.
With the advent of spring like
weather, the women and men golfers are looking forward to the golfing season. The Argus
Recreation Club is very much interested in helping to promote leagues for all employees who are
members of the Club. The Men's League is in its third year, while the Argus gals just started last
July. Bulletins pertaining to the for ma - tion of the leagues will be posted so that all interested
employees will have an opportunity to enter into the play and help make the rules governing the
Not Our Andy!!
Andy Argus would like to have it known that he is not the MA. Argus" who passed the bogus
check in Ypsilanti recently. Andy hopes the culprit, causing him such embarrassment, will soon be
March 6, 1953, John Lucas, 24, husband of Luella Lucas of Centering Department, was killed in an
auto accident. John had been employed in the Polishing Department since November of 1950. We extend
our sincere sympathy to his wife and three young daughters, Katherine, Norma, and Jacqueline.
Argus Cameras, Inc.
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Girvan's Photo Corner
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Average exposure for Plus X, Verichrome and Kodacolor (daylight) in bright 1 sunlight is 1100 sec.
at f8. ' Average exposure for Kodachrome daylight (no filter) or Kodachrome Type A 1 with KA filter
in bright sunlight is 150 at f6.3. ' 1 All wire filled flash bulbs are M type and if your camera
does not have an ■ i M button use only 125 sec. shutter speed with them. ■ Gas filled bulbs
(only Sm and SF are available) are F type bulbs and if your i i camera does not have an F-M button
you can use 125, 150, or 1100 sec. , , shutter speed with them. t , Old or weak batteries may flash
a bulb but give poor synchronization. Always use good batteries never older than six months. Scrape
the coating off the bottom of all flash bulbs to be sure it does not interfere with the contact. ' 1
If your flash gun is made for large flash bulbs you can also use the smaller ■ less expensive
"peanut" bulbs by buying a bulb adaptor. i Never use "white" flash bulbs when
taking color pictures indoors with , , light type Kodachrome - use blue bulbs. Use "white"
with Type A film. , , Always use a protective shield over the flash bulb and reflector as bulbs ( t
some times explode and can cause serious injury. The shields are inexpensive. O With contrast and
brightness set for normal you can take good pictures of the televisión at 125 second at f4. 5
with Plus X film. Never use flash. ' Following are emulsión speeds or film index for various
films: ' i i i i , FILM DAYLIGHT TUNGSTEN FILM DAYLIGHT TUNGSTEN , Plus X 50 40 Kodacolor 25 ' 1
(daylight) Super XX 100 80 Kodacolor Type A 20 i i , Verichrome 50 25 Ansco-color 12 : (daylight)
Kodachrome 10 ' 1 (daylight) Ansco-color Tung. 12 ' i If you plan to have your pictures enlarged,
use "fine grain" film such as ' Plus X. i If you think the available light is not bright
enough, use a "fast" film such ' ' as Super XX. i i When using flash with the Model 75
Camera with Kodacolor use these distances: ! 1 Kodacolor Type A with SM bulb - 4 ft. - Kodacolor
Type A with #5 bulb - 8 ft. _J Kodacolor Daylight with #5B bulb - 4 ft. Remember, anything closer
than 8 feet needs a "close up" attachment on the 75. 1 Attachments are available which
permit you to take close up pictures with fixed i focus cameras. , i i ' t 1 i V y