Annual Company Dinner
Monday, November 9, 1953 6:45 p.m - Michigan Union
Editor Tess Canja Photographer Eddie Girvan Published every month for the employees of Argus
Cameras, Inc. and their families. Reporters Machine Shop Cliff Olson Paint Shop Wilma Simmons Camera
Assemoly . . . Ruth O'Hare Govt. Opt. Assembly..Bea Frisinger Lens Processing .... JBetty Shattuck
Maintenance Emil Johnson Optical Assembly, Inspection Jeán FitzGerald Engineering Jim Meldrum
Standards Virginia Birney Production Planning. . Muriel Raaf Tool Room Bill Fike Shipping Hilda
White Service Jim Rohrbaugh Tabulating Lee Monson Accounting Beulah Newman Sales Dorothy Bell
Purchasing Patt DuCharme Night Shift Reporters Plant I Lee Sherman Plant II Bill Ambrazevich Feature
Writers Andy Argus, Art Parker, Jr. , Robert Le wis, Babe Peterson, Eddie Girvan.
Meet Your Reporter!
(No. 1 of a Series)
Meet Elinore Sherman, better known as "LeeM to her fellow workers on the Plant I night
shift. A machine operator in Dept. 10, she's taken on the big job of covering the news for the
entire Plant I shift. Writing comes easy for Lee, who was a case worker for Washtenaw County before
joining Argus 2-12 years ago. To keep her busy off the job, Lee has three young children -- Gary,
Frederick, and Sandra, and her chief interest is maintaining a home and security for them.
Setting for this November scène is Oscoda County, in Northern Michigan. The cabin is the
hunting lodge of Jimmy Barker, Advertising. The picture was taken by Sam Schneider. Plan now to
enter the December Cover Contest. Win the $10 prize!
Reviewing Argus Progress
This past month, I have spent a part of my time in the field, visiting our dealers. All of their
reports indicate that this Christmas season will be a good one for Árgus. Despite the
production problems we have hadonseveral of our lines, we have been able to produce a high volume of
goods for the Christmas market. Our engineers and production people have worked untiringly to iron
out these problems. In our government program, we are working toward a satisfactory
conclusión to the environmental tests. An engineering change from the arsenal has required us
to cease production on the M-19 periscope. These scopes are being adapted for use on our latest
tanks, and it will take f our or five months to get the new parts needed. 0 Employé Meeting
Questions Several questions came up at the last employé meeting that could not be answered at
the time without a thorough investigation. This investigation has been completed on almost all of
them, and I know you will be interested in what has happened as a result of the meeting. Some of the
questions asked were followed up with letters to Andy Argus. I'd like to refer you to his column
this month and next month for those answers. 1 understand that Andy, Bill Sturgis, and Jim Thompson
are working on the question concerning base rates and maximum earnings in Plant I and Plant II, and
their facts will be ready next month. A number of questions concerned the Paint -all of these have
been discussed with the appropriate people. Another group of questions concerned suggestions that
have just been turned in or that had been rejected. The suggestion committee is carefully
investigating every suggestion involved. Vacuüm cleaning of the Bakelite Room is now being done
as a result of one of these. The complaints concerning electric wiring in parts of Plant I have been
chased down, and we find that the temporary condition of the wiring is the result of changing our
electricity in parts of Plant I from one type to another. The wiring changeover will take some time
because we don't want to interfere with production. $ Cafetería Questions In the past few
months, Andy Argus has had several comments regarding the quality of the food in the Cafeteria
nights. Now that the quality has perked up, the question arises as to the quantity. Ray Higgins has
increased the servings. A question was also raised about nails in the cafeteria benches. The
Maintenance Department has been told to replace all the nails with screws. Concerning hot meals in
Plant II, we have done everything possible within the facilities available the re. We had promised
earlier in Andy Argus to have the counter open for lunch and to serve some hot dishes that could be
handled on paper plates. This has been done. Projector Line Problems Immediately after the
employé meeting, the question of fatigue and standards on the projector line was turned over
to Dick Dorow and the Methods Department as a major project. As a result, chairs either have or will
be put at certain of the operations, and we will attempt to rotate people during the day from
standing to sitting jobs. Minute earnings on the projector line from the records of the past few
weeks are continuing to improve. The latest difficulty has been the increase in production schedule
necessitated by the Christmas peak. The few general maintenance questions have also been
investigated. Neil Podewils is estimating the cost of more thorough public address coverage in
Departments 22 and 49, and the changes will soon be made. The comme nt that the Maintenance
Department ladders leave something to be desired has been refer red to Erv Braatz with a request
that we replace our old ladders. In all, 34 major questions were asked at the meeting. Obviously,
there isn't room here for a detailed explanation on all of them. A few are still being investigated.
However, I wanted you to know that no question asked at an employé meeting will ever be
overlooked. You will have an answer either directly or through this medium. No matter how trivial a
question may seem, if it's important enough to disturb some of you, it's a problem that affects our
good working relations, and we want to do something about it. It was a great pleasure to me to see
so many people at the last meeting. Our next meeting will be December 1 and I am looking
forwardtothe opportunity to discuss our affairs with you again.
Argus Donation To Chest, Red Cross Tops $15,500
With a final tabulation still to be made, the combined company and employee donation to the 1953
Community Chest and Red Cross drive at Argus has soared to well over the $15,500 mark. This year's
figure if at least $6,500 higher than last year's, and by far the largest contribution recorded at
Argus. Employee contributions so far have totaled $7,900. This figure will be matched dollar for
dollar by the company, for a grand total of $15,800 at the present time. Approximately $2,000 of
this will be allocated to outlying areas. More than 90% of Argus employees- itself a record-
contributed to the drive. This large participation plus very generous contributions accounted for
the record amount. Many persons gave one f uil day's pay or more. Night Shift Group First to Report
100% First to report 100% participation we re the 34 Machine Shop employees on the second shift.
Their contribution came to an average of $5. 25 per person, and set the pace for the excellent
response from there on. Also reporting 100% to date are the Personnel Dept., Mail Room, and Salvage
Inspection. Several more departments came within one or two persons of reaching the 100% mark.
Sincere Thanks to Donors, Solicitors The success of the drive would not have been possible without
the enthusiastic response of everyone connected with it. Solicitors and donors in every department
are sincerely thanked for giving so generously of their time and money. Forrest Graves, night shift
foreman, proved himself to be a champion solicitor when he turned in the first
report of 100% participation. Here he receives a donation from Robert Wood, Machine Shop, (left)
as Mrs. Radford, drive chairman, looks on. The two 300-watt projectors and two M40M cameras
displayed above were awarded as prizes in the "Let's Give One Dayfs Payn campaign.
Argus f riends of Edgar Fowler were very sorry to learn of his death Friday, Oct. 23. He had been
ill for three months. Ed, who was 54, had been an Argus employee for more than ten years and worked
in the Factory Supply Room. We extend our deepest sympathy to his daughter and f our sons.
Stella Kokinakes became the bride of Angelo Theros, and not John The ros, as reported last month.
Our apologies to the young couple!
Hoe Down--argus Style!
Between The Deadlines
Best Wishes, Mary Anne ! The girls in the Sales Dept. turned out in full forcé for a
bridal shower for Mary Anne White huren, given Oct. 5 at the home of Pat Strickland by Pat, Ruth
Beekman, and Gen Wright. Progressing Well Roy McKeen, formerly of the Machine Shop, is still
confined to the HowellSanitarium. Roy was stricken with tuberculosis several months ago. Doctors say
that he may be free to leave the hospital in six to eight months. To those intersted, Roy can have
visitors. Back to School Irene McCowan's son, Jerry, has returned to Michigan State College as a
junior. Irene is an inspector in Camera Assembly. Right Around Home A major job of redecorating
their home has kept Torn and Cecile FitzGerald busy lately. Tom's doing the painting while Cecile,
an inspector in Optical Assembly, is investing her money in the latest blonde furniture. Ralph
Flick, Machine Shop, has been spending his free time finishing off his recreation room. The boys in
the Shop are looking forward to its completion so they can go over tp try their luck at the
Mpasteboards. " New Home Owners Vic and Lorraine Devlin have just purchaseda new home, on
Cummings Drive in Dixboro. Vic works in the Ordnance Model Shop, Dept. 22. Harold Sweet, of the Tool
Room, is busy moving into his new home in Dexter. The Schwanbecks moved into their new Carmel St.
home Oct. 1. Les says the re 's still plenty of work to be done ! A Word of Sympathy Production
Planning extends sincere sympathy to Gene Rossbach on the loss of his father. Gene is now in
Pittsburgh attending the Methods Engineering Council school. Les Schwanbeck of the same department
has just returned from the Sixth Annual Systems and Procedures convention in Chicago. Proud Owners
The Mnew car bug" has been really active in the Machine Shop. Within the past few months, Cliff
Olson, Chuck Ceronsky, Larry Mayers, and Bob Bredemeyer have all become proud owners of new cars. (
Continued on page 12. )
Real-life Circus To Entertain Children At Christmas Party Dec. 19
I i m IhIl ul - ,# üü 1 Roller-skating, bicycle riding chimpanzees, high-diving
monkeys, jockeyriding dogs, and an MeducatedTT pony will be on hand Saturday afternoon, December 19,
in the auditorium of Tappan Junior High School to delight Argus youngsters. The circus begins at 2
p.m. as the first part of the annual Argus Children's Christmas Party. Following the animal
comedians, Santa has promised to bring along a sack full of toys -- something for every child at the
party. Smartly-dressed monkeys, beautiful trained dogs, "Cute" -- the pony, and their
trainers will all be under the Tappan Big Top for the Argus party. Be sure to reserve a place for
your children now by filling out the coupon below. Turn it into the Personnel Department where you
will receive tickets of admission. . Jg5% . Argus Children's Christmas Party ' imF Saturday,
December 19, 1953 I 3f We' re Number of Children: I 3 &oin& to tne Boys Ages I 1 IM PTOHTTC
i Girls Ages I X&bx ƒ m. V Name of Employee: I I ■ (Please return to Personnel
Bride And Bride-to-be Leave For Germany
Now in Germany are Lois Smith (right, below), of Camera Assem. , and Lois Wagner, whosemother,
Vera works in Camera Assembly. A bride of three months, Lois Smith left to be with her husband, who
with the Army in Mannheim. Lois Wagner will marry Don Hinz, who is with the Army in Munich. Don
is the son of Grace Hinz, of Camera Assembly. Here the two Loises are shown on the first step of
their adventure as they receive tickets f rom H. Brickley Jones, Boersma travel manager.
Thanksgiving Has Real Meaning For Piatkowskis And Wirszyllos
In the tragic days of 1939 when Poland collapsed bef ore the Nazis, two officers of the Polish
Air Force escaped with their units into Rumania. One, Zygfryd Piatkowski, served as chief of
military air transport. A lawyer in civilian life, he had studied international affairs at the
Sorbonne in Paris and was preparing to visit the United States as a government official when war
intervened. The other was Henryk Wirszyllo, a commanding liaison office r in the Ministry of War.
Henryk was a professional soldier. He had begun his military career in 1919, as a cavalryman, one of
the famous "Vilno" lancers who turnedback the Bolsheviks in 1921. Their lives crossed many
times after Poland feil, In 1940, they helped command resistance movements f rom France. When France
was overrun, they joined Polish units of the RAF. With demobilization in 1948, they established
homes in London. No more than two years ago, they immigrated to the United - without possessions and
with only the few dollars allowed them under British travel restrictions. Henryk ar r i ved in
November, 1951, settled in South Bend, Ind. for a year, then moved to Ann Arbor. Zygfryd, in March
of 1952, came directly to Ann Arbor to be with his brother, Steve who had been an Argus engineer for
many years. Soon, "Fred" had work at Argus, and urged Henryk to join him. Today, a new
life is opening up for the Piatkowskis and Wirszyllos. Their work is steady and
cure. They have made friends in Ann Arbor, and they enjoy living in this lovely town. The
cultural advantages here remind them of pre -war Europe. The insecurities of starting a new life in
a strange country are over. Now they can look to a future bright with hopes and plans.
Suggestors Earn $246.28 In Awards
Suggestion awards for the last three weeks in October totalled $246. 28, with 22 persons earning
a share of it. Largest amount--$36. 28--went to Winton Hansen, of Government Optical Assembly, for a
motion-saving fixture that can be used on the present M-19 scope as well as the redesigned one.
Twenty dollars was awarded to Volney Vorce, of the Punch Press room, for suggesting that the
location of the tripod nut and hole on the C-4 be changed to help prevent cracking during the
staking operation. Ten dollars, awarded for ideas ranging from a labor-saving twintool holder and a
method for holding lens on inlay tools in blocking to a system for synchronizing time clocks, were
presented to: Charles Cole, Stanley Ruffin, Jim Barkley, Mary Azary, Wayne Predmore, and Walter
Hubbard, of Govt. Optical Assembly; Bill Betke, Machine Shop; Frank Skoman, Ernest Aberle, and Bill
Fike, Tool Room; Emil Johnson, Mainte nance; Eddie Sayer, Factory Supply Room; Elroy Abeldt, Glass
Salvage; Phil Fedoruk, Paint Shop; Jerry Patterson, Production Planning; and Donna Broderick,
Purchasing. Beth Bennett, Accounting, Orviel Harrison, Planning, Pat Daugherty, Personnel, and
BeaFrisinger, Govt. Assembly received $5 awards.
Investors Tour Argus
With the Argus "Buil and Bears" acting as hosts and guides, approximately 100 investors
f rom Wayne and Washtenaw counties visited Argus and toured both plants. Most of the investors owned
stock in Argus as members of investment groups, and were taking this opportunity to visit their
Mgrowth firm. tf After talks by Joe Detweiler and Bob Lewis, it was agreed to form a Washtenaw
County Council of the National Association of Investment Clubs. Bill Brookmyer and Art Parker, Jr.
were selected to represent Argus on the Council.
I began my hobby of breeding tropical fish at the suggestion of my nephew, Bill Martin, of
Service, and soon became just as enthusiastic as anyone who takes up
the hobby is. By a stroke of good fortune, a pair of my angel fish spawned-quite an achievement
since the mating of this species is very unpredictable. In a short time, I
was raising angel fish by the thousands and selling to the local aquarium store. In the three
years I have enjoyed the hobby, I have raised Bettas (bred by the Siamese as fighting fish in much
the same manner as game cocks), Gouramis, Angels, Paradise Fish, Black Mollies, Guppies, Swordtails,
Platys and Cupanus. Breeding tropical fish is a very
enjoyable and interesting hobby in which a whole family group can particípate. Breeding of
the live bearers is a wonderful way for a child to understand some of the questions of Ufe, and a
try at breeding the bubble nest builders and the cichlids, all egg layers, is a challenge to anyone
in a quest for something interesting and enjoyable as a hobby. A start can be made for very little
cash outlay. The hobby is not without some faults, however, and an understand - ing wife is a
requisite to any adventure on the scale I was once
erating--having 11 tanks, ranging in size from 5 gallons to 50 gallons in a three-room
You Asked Andy
Nothing like a potful of questions to keep Andy on his toes --and that's just what I got last
month! Turned the first one on raw stock quality right over to the quality control experts. Let's
see what they can do about it. Favoritism I called Chuck Myers' attention to the trouble spot in
Dept. 10 nights. He's checking into it. Favoritism, especially when it involves relatives, is nasty
to control. Personnel tries not to place a relative of a supervisor in his department. If it can't
be helped, the two are normally put on different shifts. Any kind of favoritism from a supervisor
strictly against company policy. One supervisor was discharged because of it. Retiming in the Paint
Shop Seems to be two parts to the question from the Paint Shop. Here's the first: "I thought
the company policy was that there had to be a method change in a job before it could be retimed. M
Brinkerhoff and Jim Thompson answered that by saying that changes in process are considered to be
changes in method. A process in the Paint Shop includes buffing, sanding and spray painting, so that
any changes in those operations créate changes in standard time and require retiming. The
rest of the question has been discussed with Ralph Parsons. This same problem carne up at the last
employee meeting, with Brinkerhoff and Bob Lewis doing
the checking. Another meeting is scheduled for Dec. 1. That would be a good time to have it
reviewed. Air Raid Precautions What to do and where to go in case of an air raid as we 11 as fire,
is the question f rom Jane Maulbetsch, of Sales. We've been working on that problem for two years
with our local Civil Defense group. Basically, we need a trained crew on hand to show people where
to go and what to do. Work is being done right now to organize such a group. Like most U.S.
industries, we don't have protection here in the plant against an atomic blast. However, booklets
are being sent to us by the company that teil how to protect ourselves both at home and on the job
in the event of an atomic explosión. Room Heat During Hot Spells Sales and Accounting had
good reason to complain about the heat in their departments during the unusual October hot spell.
Tve turned the question over to Clint Harris to see if he can figure out a solution. When a hot
spell follows colder weather, especially in late fall and early spring, there's still steam in the
pipes. Even though radiators are turned off, the heat continúes. Exempt Employés,
Tardiness and Absenteeism MDear Andy: I don't mind being checked on one bit, but what is good for
one is good for another. Why don't you start keeping records on tardiness and absenteeism for exempt
employés?" f Employés are exempt because of their special responsibilities. One
of these responsibilities is to set a good example. Supervisors have been and will continue to be
called down for tardiness, absenteeism, or for taking too long on rest periods. If you have a
specific case in mind, stop Brinkerhoff one of these days, and ask him about it. (Continued on Page
Argus Small Fry
Friendy Crysler, of the Tool Room, has a new -Sandra Jeanette Leith. She was born Sept. 24,
weighing 8 lbs. Dennis Junod, 14-months-old son of Mary and Bruce Junod, has a playmate now. A
brother, William Hughes, arrived Oct. 7, weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz. Bruce works in the Machine Shop
Bill and Carol Houck are the parents of a baby girl, born Sept. 5. Her name is Julie Kay, and her
proud papa works in Service. Daria Jeanne is the name of the new addition to the John Woodhome. She
arrived Sept. .10, weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. Her dad, of Polishing, is a parttime student at the
University where he is studying for his master's degree. Raymond Wayne is the newcomer to the Loy
household. He was born October 13, weighing 5 lbs. 7 oz. His dad is Wayne Loy, of the Machine
The newest little Argusite in the Dept. 22 family is Vicki Anne Swegles, daughter of Fred and
Shirley Swegles. She was born Sept. 2, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz. Sharan Lynn is the name of the newcomer
to the Auten family. The first child for Bill, of Lens Grinding and Marguerite, she was born Sept.
19 at 7-12 lbs. Eleanor and Hall Logan announce the ar rival of their first -Karen Ann, who put in
her appearance Sept. 24. Earlier this year, Eleanor served as Erhart Schlenker's secretary. Eleanor,
Hall, and Karen Ann are now making their home at 911 14th Ave. , Lewiston, Idaho. Bob and Shirley
Gramprie are the proud parents of a brand new 6 lbs. 8 oz. -James Robert, born Oct. 1.
Three-year-old Cherie Sue is the baby's big sister. Daddy works in the Engineering Drafting Room.
Jim and Evelyn Meidrum beat the "Argus Eyes" deadline with a 9 Ib. 7 oz. baby boy, born
Oct. 16. His name is William Scott, and he has a brother, Richard, 7. His dad works in
Several Hundred Enjoy Halloween Dance
The First Methodist Church of Ypsilanti was the scène of the afternoon ceremony, July 11,
uniting Sandra J. Sprague, inspector on the C3 line, and Billy W. Price, forme rly of the Machine
Shop, night shift. Following the wedding the couple left for a week's trip through Kentucky. They
are now living at 1274 Ridge Rd. , Ypsilanti. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sprague
and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Price, all of Ypsilanti. Billy is now employed by the Ypsilanti Savings
Argus Couple Marry In Angola
At a ceremony performed September 5, in the Congregational Chapel, Angola, Ind. , Shirley
Kullman, of the Blueprint Room, and Jack Cummings, of Production Engineering, we re united in
marriage. Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Graham, Ann Arbor. Jack is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Cummings of Traverse City. The couple's honeymoon trip took them to Northern
Michigan. They are now making their home at 1110 Prospect St. , Ann Arbor.
John Kokinakes Weds; To Live In Georgia
Pvt. John Kokinakes, who worked in Camera Assembly before entering military service, took Nancy
Tervo as his bride in the Presbyterian Chapel, Angola, Ind. They were married September 8, and will
live at Camp Gordon, Ga. until John's discharge in August. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Ila
Tervo, of Ann Arbor, and William Tervo, of Manchester. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Kokinakes, of Ann Arbor. His father works in Production Planning.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wallen Make Home In Grass Lake
Newly-weds Frank and Mabel Wallen are making their home in Grass Lake, Michigan. They were
married Sept. 5 in Angola, Ind. Frank, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Wallen, of Grass Lake, is
employed in the Machine Shop, night shift. His bride is the former Mabel Stilton, daughter of Mrs.
Bertha Hall, of Kentucky.
Imogene Flint William Klave United
Imogene Flint, of Optical Assembly became the bride of William Klave, Government Optical Assembly
on Saturday, October 3, in Galileon Baptist Church, Portage Lake. Imogene is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. Summers, Ann Arbor. BillTs parents are Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Klave, Pinckney, Following a
wedding trip through Northern Michigan, the newlyweds are making their home at 9727 Portage Lake
Ave. , Pinckney.
Dick Savery Takes Miss Gauss As Bride
Richard Savery, who works in the Drafting Room of Engineering, took Sandra Gauss as his bride in
Angola, Ind. , July 25. Dick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland B. Savery of Detroit. His bride Ts
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Gauss of Ann Arbor. Sandra is employed by the Michigan Bell
Telephone Co. The young couple resides at 322 Mulholland St. , Ann Arbor.
Frances Riggs Becomes Mrs. Hubert Vining
Francés Riggs, of Service, became the bride of Hubert Vining of Battle Creek, in the
Little Chapel of the Garden, Angola, Ind. The wedding took place Wednesday, October 14, and was
followed by a short tour of the South. Francés is the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Riggs, of Ann
Arbor. Her husband is employed by the Eaton Manufacturing Co. of Battle Creek. The new couple will
make their home at 408 E. Washington, Ann Arbor.
Vows Exchanged By Onah Beck-john Stepp
John L. Stepp, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Stepp, Ann Arbor, took Onah V. Beek, of Camera Assembly, as
his bride Saturday, September 12. Onah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beek, Ann Arbor. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Wayne Brown, of Pilgrim Holiness Church. Onah and John are making
their home at 531 Third St. , Ann Arbor, following a week's trip to Niágara Falls and New
Carmela White Weds Darrell Sheetz
A honeymoon in Northern Michigan followed the marriage of Carmela ("Terry") White, of
Department 22 to Darrell Sheetz. Terry is the daughter of Mrs. Angelino Aquelino of Washington, D.
C. Her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy F. Sheetz, of Ann Arbor. The couple was united
August 29 in St. Thomas Church, Ann Arbor. They are now living at 917 Miner St. , Ann Arbor.
Joan Conrad Becomes Bride Of Paul Myers
Joan Conrad, of Accounting, and Paul Myers, of the Engineering Drafting Room exchanged wedding
vows August 28, at the bride' s home, 4207 Dexter Rd. , Ann Arbor. Rev. Ralph B. Piper, of Zion
Lutheran Church, performed the ceremony. Paul is the son of Mrs. Amanda Myers of Ann Arbor. Joan's
parents are Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bromley, of Ann Arbor. Af ter a wedding trip through Minnesota,
Wisconsin, and Northern Michigan, they are making their home at 818 S. Main St. , Ann Arbor.
Jou cAóked c4ndy ( C on t inu e d from page 7) A question from Optical Assem - bly empties
the kitty for this month: MWhy can't the girls in Plant II, Dept. 20, leave the department at 3:25,
get their coats from the upstairs restroom and return to punch out? As it is now, we have to wait
until3:30, go up after our coats, then punch out. Makes our rides wait for us and causes a lot of
confusión. " Our operating policy calis for an eight-hour day. We don't have a policy
providing for wash-up time, since inconveniences or extreme dirt on a job are compensated for in
base rates. MWhy Wear Hair Nets?" Mary Lou Anderson, Bob Lewis' secretary, has been doing quite
a bit of research for me on why girls in the Machine Shop should have to wear hair nets. The
question came up two months ago, and we We been trying to get the answer ever since. During the last
war, when women first started to opérate: heavier equipment, many were literally snatched
bald by the machines for no apparent reason. Today they're wearing toupees. General Electric and
AllisChalmers looked into the problem thoroughly. They found out that punch presses and other
machines with rotating and twisting motions will set up twisting, sucking currents in the air. One
loose strand of hair will be sucked toward the machine by the rotating air current. The twisting
will piek up other strands of hair and braid them with the original. Finally a whole hank is braided
and sucked into the machine with such force and speed that a part of the se alp goes with it. Not a
very pretty picture, but reason enough for the nets! Art Parker, Jr. tells me that the rest of the
questions raised at that time have been turned in as suggestions and are being acted upon. Tve been
mighty busy these days with a lot of other people, tracking down questions from the employé
meeting. Bob Lewis has many of the anöwers this month. That's all for now. See you at the
company dinner! ANDY
Tuesday,Dec. 1 3:30 p.m. -Cafetería Bring your questions--get the answersfrom Bob Lewis
over c of fee and doughnuts.
Fimmy Barker Wins Four Awards For Outstanding C4 Box Design
A special display case for the C4 camera, designed by Art Diifctor Charles A. (Jimmy) Barker,
walked off with the grand prize and all three first places in the Nati on al Box Manufacturers'
Competition, held in Boston recently. The outside covering of the winning case is black grained
leather, with "Argus C4n inscribed at the top in gold. The inside of the top lid is white
corded silk, with a mirror covering the entire back of it. Besides the best of show award, the box
was cited as best display container, most ingenuity of construction, and best in performance. Ni ne
te en hundred boxes we re ente red in the competition.
Marvin F. Pratt has just completed a school for aircraft and engines mechanics at Amarillo (Tex.
) Air Force Base, and is now stationed at Elgin (Fla. ) Air Force Base. Before leaving for Florida
last month, he spent part of a 15-day furlough visiting his friends at Argus. Currently on military
leave f rom Argus, he is employed in Dept. 22.
Bob Onago Reports Use Of Spotting Scope
Robert W. Onago, on military leave f rom the Shipping Dept. , reports that Argus spotting scopes
are used at Fort Knox, Ky. for sighting targets. Bob, an Army private, is stationed at Fort Knox as
an instructor in the use of 50-caliber machine guns and M-l rifles. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gerdes Onago , 2857 Packard.
Pat O'hare Will Be Home For Christmas
John Patrick O' Hare, eider son of Ruth (Camera Assembly) and Dennis (Planning) put in a long
distance cali from Japan last month to teil his parents he would be home for Christmas. Pat has been
overseas since February, 1952. He is now stationed on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.
Bill Wetzel, Jr. Visits Plant On Leave
Bill Wetzel, Jr., recently on leave f rom the Army for 10 days, stopped in to say
"helio" to his many friends at Argus. On leave f rom Argus while he is in service, Bill
works in the Standards Dept. He is the son of Bill Wetzel, Sr. of the Engineering Model Shop. Bill,
Jr. , is now scheduled to go to Fort Knox for additional training.
Airman Jerry Stauch To Be In Alaska
Tales From The Woods
Al Terry, of the Tool
( Room has a new version of the
"one that got away". A pretty good shot with the bow and arrow, Al spent a few days
recently hunting deer in the Lewiston area. One of his arrows found its mark in the head of a large
deer. The deer took one look at Al, started running in the opposite direction, and hasn't been seen
since. To top it off, Al got lost trying to track him down! Other bow and arrow hunters have been
making the weekend trek north for deer -- Cari Rothfuss, Frank Radde, and Bill Frakes, of Dept. 22,
Jim Sieloff, of Planning, and Harold Thompson, of Inventory Control.
Charles Gray Bags Deer With Bow And Arrow
One of the first deer to be bagged by an Ann Arbor archer was the prize of Charles Gray, son of
Wilmot Gray, Sales. Charles caught his deer--a 70 to 80 lb. buck--with his first arrow on the third
day of the archery season. He was hunting with friends near Gaylord, Mich. He also received a $10
prize for reporting the first deer shot on a license bought at Smith Sporting Goods.
A.m.s.i. Battle To Top Of Night Shift Bowlers
At the close of the sixth week of play, the grueling battle for first place between the A. M. S.
I. fs and the Night Crawlers has kept its steady pace. Ken Hubbell's A. M. S. I. 's are currently in
the lead with a score of eighteen points won, and six lost. Close on their heels with s.eventeen won
and seven lost are Harold Nabb and his Night Crawlers who held the top spot themselves just a few
weeks ago. Torn Mitchell of the A. M. S. I. 's has wrested the high single and series honors from
George Sponaugle with a well-rolled single game of 251 and a three-game series of 658. Although the
Grinders are in last place, they are Mred hot" now and are expected to give the others some
mighty stiff competition. They hold a high team game of 1013, and the high team three-game series of
Captain Glen Alt's Planning team has dominated the play during the early weeks of the bowling
season, and has taken over the league leadership. The Planners started out in sensational style
winning eighteen out of the first twenty points. Even the strong Quality Control entry feit the
sting of the leader's whiplash when they crossed alleys in a recent match. The very well balancea
front running outfit easily won the first two games and had built up a big enough margin to assure
them of the total pin point. The challengers were able to salvage the last game, but the defeat was
a bitter one. "Big Torn" Knight, Joe Jarosyzk, Russ Conley, and Ted Adams have all given
outstanding performances to help Glen in his bid to keep his team in the top spot. THIRSTY FIVE
CHALLENGE FOR TROPHY Jack Cummings' "Thirsty FiveM have remained thirsty and have concentrated
in pin spilling to move into the runner-up spot only two points away from the leaders. There is
little doubt but what this revitalized team is the most improved entry in the league this year. The
thirsty ones went along for the ride in last year 's title chase, but seem to have decided this year
to make a determined effort to walk off with the bowling trophy. Bill Alian, Ed Selent, Les
Schwanbeck, and Dick Leggett round out the roster of this formidable aggregation. T-GROUP SHOWS
SURPRISING IMPROVEMENT Captain Lea Stapleton and his tTTM Assembly group are looming up as a
definite dark-horse entry. Not considered in the pre-season dope as anything but an also-ran, this
team dropped their first eight points and seemed headed for a battle to stay out of the cellar.
Starting with the third week, however, Lea must have given his members a pep talk, because at this
time they are the hottest thing in the league. They have swept to sixteen points in a row, and have
now moved up to the third spot only three games off the pace. In the early stages of the race, the
brunt of the attack was carried by Joe Werner, but Capt. Stapleton, Dave Trail, Jim Miatech, and
especially Jack Burkhart have been showing rapid improvement during their meteoric rise to nearly
the top of the standings. KAUFMAN'S GREEN HORNETS SHOW STRONG POWER Ken KaufmanTs "Green
Hornets" have also been very much in the picture during these early weeks, and have given
indication of having the power to go all the way this year. Most of the team's attack has been
centered in the person of Howie Schwictenberg, who is enjoying the best season of his career (those
jack-pots are coming quite regularly). Team-mate Mei Bahnmiller has not yet hit his stride, but is
certain to find the groove soon. When this one -two punch begins to function, the Hornets will be
exceedingly (agh to beat. iARD TIMES HELP NORM EGELER SET RECORD To date there have been no highs
set in single games or in the high series department, but a low for a single game has been set that
should stand the test of time. Norm Egeler of last year's championship Paint Shop team had every
conceivable kind of trouble in a recent match, and wound up with a total of 47 pins for his efforts.
This is the lowest total for a single game that has been rolled since the Argus Bowling League was
first established twelve years ago. Needless to say, this is one mark that no members of the league
will be gunning for !
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cigarette, and fire you light is out before you leave it.
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(cont. from page 4) Hometown Visitors Roy Craik, of Accounting, and his family have just returned
from a week's vacation in Buffalo, where they visited Roy's folks. Myron Rockman, of Timekeeping,
and his wife, Aggie spent the week of October 12 at Mosinee, Wisc. , their home town. Goodbye Joyce
Joyce Gannon, of Invento ry Control, left Oct. 15 to live in Virginia with her sister. Betty Becker
is taking her place. Coming Along Fine Progressing well after an attack of polio, Sept. 1, is Dickie
Fox, nine-year-old son of Marian Fox, of Purchasing. Dickie was able to return to school three weeks
ago. Onah Honored A week before her Sept. 12 wedding to John Stepp, Onah Beek, of Camera Assembly,
was honored with a shower at the new home of Gerry Otts.
Argus Masonic Brethren Initiate Fellow Worker Plan Argus Unit
w A large representation of Argus Masons were present at the initiation of Bob Lundquist, of
Accounting, into the mysteries of Masonry at Ann Arbor Lodge #544 F & AM on Wednesday evening,
Oct. 14. The entire program was conducted by Argus Masons, including the filling of all chairs
during the initiation ceremony. Plans are underway to organize a Square Club of Argus Masons. All
persons interested are asked to contact Bill McCrie, Tabulating.
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I Clip and save in Loóse Leaf Nocebook to build a Photo Manual i THE F-M SWITCH OWhat to
do with the F-M switch seems to be confusing to the average camera ' owner. (Two Argus camerasthe C4
and "21"- are provided with the switch.) For the person who does not want a long
explanation, the solution is this: Set the switch , on F and use a shutter speed of 125 of a second.
All flash bulbs will be synchronized at that speed. For those who would like to use the many
advantages of the F-M switch, this ' explanation may help: i There are two types of bulbs available
to the -the F type and the M type. , Only two bulbs are F type--the SM and the SF, and both have the
same characteristics . All other bulbs--5, 5B, 11, 40, Bantam, etc. --are M type. ' Since this is
better explained in milliseconds, it is important to know what a milli second is. One millisecond is
one one-thousandths part of a second. So, ten millii seconds or 101000 is 1100 second (in
fractions). If you want to find how many , milliseconds are in a particular shutter speed, multiply
1000 by the speed in factions. For 150 second shutter speed (1000 x 150), the answer would be 20
milliseconds. ' F-type bulbs reach f uil brightness 5 milliseconds after electrical contact is made.
With the F-M switch on F, the electrical contact is made just as the shutter starts to , open. The
diagram below, which omits some factors, may help explain what happens when you trip the shutter
with the button at F. i
From this you can see that at the two speeds shown and any slower speed, the 1 shutter will be
open when the light is on. ' M-type bulbs reach full brightness 20 milliseconds after electrical
contact is made. , With the F-M switch on M, the electrical contact is made approximately 16
milliseconds i bef ore the shutter opens. This second diagram shows what happens with the button at
As you can see, the "time delay" between electrical contact and shutter opening is
arranged to give you an open shutter when the bulb is bright. ' OLet's suppose that we left the
switch on M, put an F-type bulb in the gun, and set the shutter speed at any speed. Contact would be
made; the F bulb would reach full , brightness at 5ms. and would be burned out by 10 ms. But the
shutter would still be closed, and so no picture. On the other hand, if we left the switch on F, put
an M-type bulb in the gun, and ' set the shutter at a speed faster than 125, the contact would be
made, the shutter i would open at approximately the same time. At 1100 second, the shutter would
close , at 10ms.--but the bulb would just be starting to light up, and again no picture. At 125
second, the shutter would close at 40ms. and by that time the bulb would have reached full peak and
you would get a picture. Other factors in the performance of both bulbs and camera have a bearing on
this i problem, but it would be impossible to cover them all here. If you have a further ques tion
concerning the F-M switch, please get in touch with Eddie Girvan. v .- AlO - SC ( V