Editor Tess Canja Photographers . . . Eddie Girvan Joe O'Donnell Published every month for the
employees of Argus Cameras, Inc. and their families. Reporters Machine Shop Dorothy Lixey Paint Shop
Wilma Simmons Camera Assembly . . . Ruth OTHare Govt. Opt. Assembly.. Bea Frisinger Lens Processing
.... Betty Shattuck Maintenance Emil Johnson Optrcal Assembly, Inspection Jean FitzGerald
Engineering Jim Meldrum Standards Virginia Birney Production Planning. . Muriel Raaf Tool Room Bill
Fike Shipping Hilda White Service Ted Watts Tabulating Lee Monson Accounting Beulah Newman Sales
Dorothy Bell Purchasing Patt DuCharme Night Shift Bill Ambrazevich Feature Writers Andy Argus, Art
Parker, Jr. , Robert Le wis, Babe Peterson, Eddie Girvan.
The $10 Cover Contest prize is awarded to BillMcGinn of Service, for this black and white re
production of a color slide he took last Christmas. The original slide took top honors in the Color
Slide Contest. (See story on page 1. )
James J. Buku Edward J. Dieterle The deaths of James J. Buku, on Nov. 2 and of Edward J.
Dieterle, on Nov. 23, carne as quite a shock to their Argus friends. Jim, 32, had worked in the
Machine Shop nights since 1950. He had been ill for five weeks. He is survived by his wife,
Margaret, forme rly of the Paint Shop, an infant son, his father and several brothers and sisters.
Our deepest sympathy to them all. Edward J. Dieterle, wellknown throughout both plants, had been an
Argus employé for 16 years. Sixty-seven years oíd, he had worked in various
departments. Weextend sincere sympathy to his wife and daughter, who survive.
Reviewing Argus Progress
We are now at the peak of our Christmas rush. With the return of a normal competitive market the
seasonal fluctuations are becoming more evident. We know that our sales for the first quarter of the
next calendar year--as well as those of the rest of the photographic industry - will be lower than
our present rate of sales. However, we believe that the American economy will continue to
opérate at a high rate, and that we at Argus should have our share of that activity. Your
Part Vital In Our Success At our annual dinner I said that increasing competition would test our
ability to continue to make products of value and good quality in relation to our competitors. I
pointed out that each of you has an important part in contributing to that goal. Many times bef ore
I have spoken of the part that you play, and the heads of other companies often say the same thing
to their associates. However, I am sure that many of you feel that the success of the company is
remóte so far as any contribution you may make is concerned. Your part in our success is far
f rom remote. Everyone of you has the opportunity to contribute to our success every day, and this
combined effort is what makes the company profitable and insures jobs. The company that gives the
consumer the best product at the lowest price leads in the competitive field.
One Way Profit Sharing Dollars Grow
This year, the company contribution to the Profit-Sharing Fund reached a new high of $4 for every
employé dollar invested -- swelling each $200 account to at least $1000. The chart above
shows the increase in company contribution since 1950, and reflects the steady growth of Argus in
Meet Your Reporter!
(No. 2 of a Series)
One of the busiest "Argus Eyes" reporters is a newcomer to the staff. Shers Jean
Fitzgerald, photo lab technician in Final Inspection, and she covers news of all the inspectors
throughout the plant plus reporting for Optical Assembly. Her reporting job is probably one of the
toughest, but she manages to get the news! Jean, who has worked here for three years, is also a
representative for the Recreation Club. For her main interests, she lists her husband, Torn, and her
pretty five-year-old daughter, Renee, who just started kindergarten. Torn used to work for Argus.
His mother is Cecille Fitzgerald, an inspector in Optical Assembly.
New Mangers Appointed For Factory, Service, Advertising, Sales
James F. Brinkerhoff, director of industrial relations at Argus since 1951 has been namedfactory
manager to succeed Erhart C. Schlenker. The announcement was made by President Robert E. Lewis. In
his new position, he will have charge of all production operations in Plants I and II. Brinkerhoff,
30, was graduated from Toledo University and holds a master's degree from the University of
Michigan. Before joining Argus, he served as personnel manager of the Square D Co. in Detroit. A
native of Chicago, he is married and has two children, 5 and 10 years old. The Brinkerhoffs live at
1297 Newport Rd.
James Rohrbaugh, assistant service manager since 1951, has been named head of the department. He
takes the place of Ivan J. MDoc" Benson, who retired Dec. 1 after 22 years service. Rohrbaugh,
36, attended the University of Michigan and taught high school for three years before joining Argus
as a service repairman in 1946. He is married and has two children. He lives at 900 Loyola.
Two promotions, announced by Vice-President Dudley J. Scholten, have brought James R. Steel back
to Ann Arbor as advertising manager and will place Arnold D. Macdonald in charge of the New England
and New York States ter ritory, as regional sales manager. Macdonald, 36, has been advertising
manager at Argus since 1951. He carne to Argus from the International Silver Co. , Meriden, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald will make their new home in Boston. Steel, 30, an Argus employé forthe
past 7 years, served as regional sales manager for the Central States prior to his appointment as
advertising manager. He joined the Engineering Dept. in 1945 as a draftsman, left shortly af ter to
attend the University of Michigan, and then returnedin 1946 to serve as sales and service
correspondent. In 1951 he was assigned to Washington, D.C. as a sales representative. Last year he
moved to Kansas City, Mo. as regional sales manager. He now lives at 1506 Shadford Rd. with his wife
and two children, ages 8 and 9.
Here's Our Holiday Schedule!
DEC. 19(Saturday)Childrenfs Christmas Party. Begins at 2:30 p. m. at Tappan Junior High SchooL
Circus and Santa will entertain all Argus youngsters. Fill out coupon on page ft ft ft DEC. 23
(Wednesday) Plants will close for Christmas. Day shift factory departments will work from 7 a.m. to
11 a.m. Night shift will workfrom 12noon to 4 p. m. Offices will close at noon. To receive full
holiday pay for unworked hours Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, employés must work their
scheduled hours on Wednesday, and on Monday, Dec. 28, when the plants reopen. ft ft ft DEC. 23
(Wednesday) Turkeys willbe distributed. Time of distribution will be posted on the bulletin boards.
ft ft ft DEC. 31 (Thursday) Plants will close for New Years at the end of the first shift, and will
reopen Monday, Jan. 4. Since Thursday night is New Year's Eve, the night shift will have a chance to
work Saturday, Jan 2 instead. Night shift employés will be eligible for holiday pay if they
have worked Wednesday night, Dec. 30, and Monday night, Jan. 4.
Forrest W. Graves Receives Promotion
Night Supervisor Forrest W. Graves has been named night shift foreman in charge of all second
shift employés in the Machine Shop, Paint Shop, and Tool Room, Graves, who lives at 1442
Ardmore Dr. was employed here from 1938 to 1941 as a drill press operator. He returned in 1946 and
in 1951 was appointed night supervisor. He is married and has three children.
You Asked Andy
Four questions in the pot this month - and the first one raised quite a bit of steam. LetTs start
off with it: There is a case in which an individual replaced another who resigned and ful f i lied
the requirements of the job to the satis f act ion of her supervisor. However, a mutual agreement
was made between the supervisor and the party who officially resigned that i f she decided to return
to Ann Arbor she would be reinstated to the same status where she Ie ft off, and the other party,
although qualified to carry on, was forced to take her former pos i tion. Brinkerhof f says it
shouldn't have happened and will not happen again. It's strictly against company policyr to be
reinstated in a former job unless the position is vacant. An exception was made last fall because
the re placement didnTt know short - hand--one of the bas ie requirements of the job. She had been
advised that the promotion couldnTt be permanent for that reason. Employé Meetings On the
subject of employé meetings, the next note said: We would appreciate it i f all foremen were
kept away.i took a look around at the last meeting and didn't see any. TheyTve been specifically
asked to stay away. Bulletin Boards Why 'for sale,' 'job openings , ' and other such not ices never
posted on the bulletin board ups tai rs in Plant II? That took me to see Gerry Criss, in Personnel.
She said that all company notices, including job openings, are posted on all bulletin boards.
Personal ones are just put on the glass-enclosed boards, because there isnrt space on the smaller
ones. Drinking Cups A request for metal drinking cup holders sent me up to Dept. 19 to look around.
I frankly haven t done anything about the holders because I couldnft see the need for cups where
there are drinking fountains. If thereTs a need, let me know and Til get to work. Jim Thompson and
Bill Sturgis are answering one of the toughest questions for me. That almost clears up our old
business. Have a nice holiday! ANDY
Plant I And Plant Ii Wage Differences
Dear Andy Argus: Vhy is it that there is so much difference between Plant I and Plant II as far
as e f fort is concerned? Is it lack of proper supervisión in Plant II? The Unes in Plant I
really work for their product ion ever y day , while the scope Unes in Dept. 22 seem to have one big
party going on most of the time! No wonder they have to work f rom 10 to 20 hours a day the last
week of the month in order to get out the monthly quota! Also,how were the scope repairmen
classified? According to the same job evaluation that camera repairmen were? Obviously not! One
camera repairman gets $1.45 no bonus. The other gets $1.66 no bonus while a scope repairman gets
$1.64 plus bonus. A camera repairman quit because he had no hopes of ever get t ing more money, and
he had years of senior ity while the scope men have been with Argus but a short time. Where is the
control lack ing? Can Plant II be headed for the same burial as Kaiser-Frazer?
When Andy brought me this letter, my first question was: js the writer trying to draw a
comparison between all of Plant I and all of Plant II, or between two similar departments , one in
each plant? i assume that the latte r is the case. The comparison is unfortunate in that two
essentially different types of work are compared. The principal differences between government and
commercial work are: Repetition An operator on the 75 line performs the same task 1000 times a day.
A similar operator on the T149 may do the same task twice in the same day. Obviously the 75line
operator learns her task in fewer days. Her motions are surer and thus appear to be quicker.
Decisión Anytime we introduce decisión and judgment into an operation, we arrest
obvious motion. Judgment is present in all work, but in our commercial assembly areas, it has been
developed to anMis or isn't" decisión. Government work decisions are "maybe"
or "almost, " and selections must be made between several possible actions. These
decisions are never made of ten enough to become routine. Delays Most of our parts for the
government Unes come from outside sources. As a result, these lines are more apt to be held up
because of shortages, and our assembly people are delayed through no fault of their own, while we
check in late arriving parts. Our commercial line assemblers are assured continuous incentive
earnings because these delays do not exist. The government assembier is of ten without this
opportunity because of delays. Waiting time or non-standard work is paid for at the adj usted
average rate rather than the incentive bonus that a steady worker is capable of making.
The letter to Andy pointed out a difference in rates between camera and scope repairmen which
exists for good reasons. Jobs are evaluated on the basis of skill, effort and respons ibility, and
we find that the two repairmen jobs are not similar on any basis. Camera repairmen are primarily
concerned with mechanical diff iculties in our camera products. The instrument repairman is
primarily concerned with optical elements. The camera repairman dismantles and repairs specific
cameras that fail to pass our inspection because of mechanical defects. His work requires him to
replace the faulty parts and rebuild the camera. The instrument repairman is generally concerned
with locating difficulties in the optical system of the instrument. This could be one faulty optical
element out of a system of perhaps twenty elements. He must then reassemble the instrument and
adjust both the mechanical and optical systems using precise optical setting fixtures until the
instrument meets government specifications. These instruments are more accurate than a surveyor's
transit and much more complex. To adjust them, the repairman must be able to read assembly drawings.
The camera repairman does not. It was found that because of the extreme complexity of the
instrument, its weight (about 40 lbs. ) and its value (several thousand dollars), the overall
evaluation of instrument repairman resulted in a higher wage than that of camera repairman. This
comparison is extended to the assembly operations, too. The more complex government assembly
operators are classified higher than camera assemblers. Less complex assembly jobs in Dept. 22 are
in the same pay classif ication as camera assemblers.
Argus Sponsors Junior Achievement Group
Twenty-six high school students, sponsored by Argus, are learning exactly how a corporation
operates by operating one themselves. Their company is one of eight Junior Achievement groups in Ann
Arbor. The youngsters have sold stock in their company and are now selling a utensil holder which
they designed and produced themselveSo
800 Employes Fill Union Ballroom For Company Dinner
The Union Ballroom, decorated with Argus banners, was again the scène of the annual
company dinner. Eight-hundred employés were on hand to enjoy the festivities and honor Ed
Sleezer and 96 new members of the Profit-Sharing Fund. Ed, who celebrated his twentieth anniversary
with Argus this year, was presented by President Robert E. Lewis with an engraved gold watch. In his
speech, Lewis pointed up the large increase in individual profit-sharing accounts due to the current
company contribution--largest in the company' s history--and to earnings of the fund. "We have
one of the finest profit-sharing plans in the country, " he said. "If the company has
modest success, the individual members of the fund can well have $30, 000 or more at the time or
the age of 65, $30,000 will bring $200 a month for life. Lewis explained that the dinner used to
be exclusively for cash members of the profit-sharing fund. Four years ago it became an annual
company dinner, since "in effect, we are all members of the fund-some probationary, some cash.
" ÏA film, entitled "Fine Cameras" received its premiere after the dinner. It
showed the steps in the 1 production of Argus cameras, and starred sëveral employés at
work. It will be shownto clubs, schools, and photo dealers throughout the country. The Lyra Male
Chorus, under the directionof John Merrill and Ivan Weidemeyer topped off the evening with several
selections, includingtheir popular novelty song, "Ich Bin Ein Musicante. "
Income Tax Cut Might Not Increase Take-home Pay
On Jan. 1, 1954, a ten per cent cut is scheduled in federal income taxes. This would mean fatter
paychecks for everyone, except that: Social Security taxes are scheduled to increase at the same
time. From the present yearly maximum of $108 per person (or 3% of the first $3600 earned), $54 of
which is paid by you and $54 by Argus, the tax will go up to a maximum of $144 (4% of the first
$3600), $72 of which will be paid by you and $72 by Argus. In addition, Argus pays the whole cost of
unemployment compensation taxes. This amounts to approximately 1. 5% of the first $3000 you earn,
which means that you pay $72 toward Social Security, while Argus pays at least $107 toward your
personal benefit. In many cases, the Social Security tax boost will wipe out any income tax savings.
For some, especially those with a large number of dependents or who earn less than $3600, the
changes may actually mean less take-home pay. For your general information, a pamphlet with tax
brackets (so that you can check your own tax rate) and the latest Social Security booklet issued by
the government will be distributed with your che ck the latte r part of December.
If you anticípate a reduction in tax withholding exemptions by Jan. 1, 1954, you are
required by law to sign a new withholding card (W-4 Form) immediately. If you expect your exemptions
to increase, the signing of a new card is optional.
Argus Men In Service
Richard Williams, who worked in the Machine Shop bef ore entering service, has recently been
promoted to the rank of corporal. At the present time he is stationed in Germany but expects to be
sailing for home in January. In February, at the end of two yearsT service, he will receive his
discharge. "Thanks for sending the Argus Eyes, " Dick writes. "It's really good to
know I haven't been forgotten. " Dick and his wife plan to return to Ann Arbor.
Four Visit Plant On Furloughs
Four servicemen, recently home on furlough stopped in the plant to say "helio" to their
Argus friends. Herb Sautter, a new profit-sharer, is with the Navy's Education Dept. in Corpus
Christi, Texas. He worked in the Machine Shop nights. Ron Sherrod has just completed basic training.
Both he and Terry Kirkpatrick were stationed at Fort Knox and are now on their way to the Far East.
Rudy Uranga, of the Paint Shop,also expects to be sent to the Far East.
Suggestion Awards Help S-t-r-e-t-c-h Christmas Budgets
Christmas spending will make no dent in Gene Ronde' s pocket this holiday season! Gene, who works
nights in the Machine Shop, has just receiveda $275.28 suggestionaward --the largest presented this
month. He suggested a new part guide to be used on the centerless grinding machine. A total of $830.
03 was awarded this month, giving thirty employés extra money to make their Christmas budgets
a little more flexible. Bill Kline, who is now on military leave f rom Argus, is $150 richer because
of an idea he turned in bef ore joining the Army. Bill suggested that in lens grinding, the brass
shim stock be cut down to elimínate any water spray coming back f rom the diamond during the
process. Other sizeable awards were received by Richard Sarns of Engineering, $75, and Wilma Simmons
of the Paint Shop, $64. 75. Dick suggested a fixture to pull the T-149 scope cap during rework
operations. Wilma came up with a change in the handling and stocking method for riveting C-3
Lee Sherman, of the Machine Shop night shift, was awarded $15, while the following received $10
awards: Stanley Ruffin, Bill Klave, Roger Rice, J. W. Morgan, John Miatech, Berniece Blackmer, all
of Government Optical Assembly; Gertrude North and Howard Crumley, of the Machine Shop; Marvin
Dunenfeld, Paint Shop; Paul McCoy, Grinding; Lucille Harvey and Janet Riddle, of Cleaning and
Cementing; Lulu B. Phillips, Camera Assembly; Ray Kennedy, Receiving Inspection; Orviel Harrison,
Planning; and Eddie Sayer, Shipping. Doublé awards of $10 each were received by Leith
Cunningham, John Burkhart, Jr. , and Harold Hale, of Government Optical Assembly. The following were
presented with $5 awards: Barbara Jean Fry, Leon Blackmer, Leonard Beek, and Zoltan P. Azary, of
Government Optical Assembly; Orviel Harrison, of Planning, and Elroy Abeldt, of Glass Salvage.
Euvalia Knowlton, of Camera Assembly, became the bride of David M, Sharp, September 19. The
marriage was performed by Rev. C. H. Loucks, of the First Baptist Church, in Ann Arbor. Both bride
and groom are from Ann Arbor. Euvalia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Knowlton. Her husband is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sharp. Euvalia and David are now living at 1103 W. Huron St. , in Ann
Travis Brooks Takes Bride
Travis Brooks, of the Machine Shop, and Elizabeth E. Baker we re united in a doublé ring
ceremony Friday, Nov. 20. The service was read by Rev. George Barger in the Memorial Christian
Church, Ann Arbor. Travis is the son of Mrs. Carrie Brooks, of Junction City, Kas. His bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sellie Baker of Amandaville, Ky. The newlyweds are now living at 555
Packard St. , Ann Arbor.
Mr. And Mrs. Don Beck Settle In Milan
Donald Beek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beek, of Milan, and Helen Elizabeth Kreskai, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kreskai, of Wyandotte, were united in marriage Saturday, October 3 at 4 p. m.
The ceremony took place in the home of the Methodist pastor. Following the ceremony, Don and
Elizabeth are making their home at 11340 McCrone Rd. , Milan. Don is employed in Government Optical
Mary Ann Whitchurch Becomes Mrs. Eschelbach
w Mary Anne Whitchurch became the bride of Donald L, Eschelbach on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Zion
Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor. Mary Anne, daughter of Frank E. Whitchurch, is employed in Sales. Her
husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Eschelbach. All are from Ann Arbor. Following the ceremony,
the couple took a two-week trip to Florida and are now making their home at 611 Spring St. Bef ore
her marriage, Mary Anne was honored with a shower, given by her co-workers in Sales.
Lucille Kaiser Weds Robert Rugar
Saturday, Nov. 21, was the date of the wedding uniting Lucille M. Kaiser, of the Engineering
Blueprint Room, and Robert Rugar, a former Argus employé. Their vows were exchanged at St.
Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor. Lucille is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. Allen, of
Saline Rd. Bob's parents are Mr, and Mrs. George Rugar of Willoughby, Ohio. Folio wing a honeymoon
to Chicago, the newlyweds will make their home at 708 E. St. Andrews Rd. , in Midland, where Bob is
Rod Bowers Marries Alice Miatech
Rodney L. Bowers, market research analyst in the Sales Department, and Alice Miatech, of Service,
became husband and wife Nov. 8. The ceremony took place in the Presbyterian Church, of Irori River,
Michigan, Alice1 s home town. Alice is the daughter of Mrs. Michael Miatech. Rodney is a native of
Richmond, Calif. The couple took a short honeymoon trip and are now making their home at 44961
Packard Rd. , Ypsilanti.
Between The Deadlines
Mary Knight, who had been with the Purchasing Dept. for four years left Nov. 13 to await a new
addition to the family. Everyone in the department attended a party in her honor at the Town Club
Oct. 29. Doris Buettner, an inspector on the C3 line who has decided to become a full-fledged
housewife was given a lovely nylon blouse and two linen handerchief s as going-away gifts f rom her
friends at Argus. Chuck Goes French! Chuck Myers, Machine Shop foreman, is going European with a new
French car. Now he's looking for someone to translate the instruction book that came with it! Home
Again Kathryn Jean Pass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lawrence, returned home from Rochefort, Fr
anee, on Nov. 6. She had been spending the last f ive months with her husband, Cpl. David C. Pass of
the U. S. Army 81st Transportation Co. Bob works in the Paint Shop nights. Back to Work We' re happy
tosee that ErvBraatz, Maintenance foreman is back to work af ter his automobile accident. Although
his injuries still bother him, he's well on the way to recovery. Get Well Soon Argus friends of Paul
McCoy hope that he will recover soon from his very serious automobile accident. Paul, who works in
Lens Grinding, is hospitalized at St. Maryfs Hospital, Cairo, 111. The McCoys were returning from
Caruthersville, Mo. where they had attended the funeral of Paulfs father. Surprise ! Ron Kaufman,
night shift supervisor of the Paint Shop, was a very surprised person, Saturday, Nov. 7, after
working hours. Twenty-four employés gathered at the home of Al Kesler for a birthday party.
Ron found that he was the guest of honor ! Margaret Sindlinger, of Camera Assembly, received a
letter from her son, Harold, telling of his safe arrival in Japan. He is with the airborne
división of the Army. Margaret1 s other son, Guy, is also stationed in Japan, with the
Women Bowlers Masquerade
Happy Birthday, Rudy
Thursday Is Bond Day
Ñames of all current bondholders are posted on Wednesdays. Bonds are distributed from the
Personnel Dept. on Thursdays.
Photo Contest Winners Announced
Competition was keen in the recent Color Slide Contest sponsored by the Recreation Club, but the
judges had no trouble at all selecting the winner of the animate división. Bill McGinn's
timely entry, which took the first animate place, has been reproduced in black and white for the
"Argus Eyes" cover. The winners, selected by the judges are: ANIMATE INAMINATE First Place
Bill McGinn " Cecille Fitzgerald Second Place Mary Wingrove Katie DelPrete Third Place Irv
Halman Frank Radde Honorable Mention Fred Tower (2) Irv Halman Walter Hubbard Mary Wingrove Cecille
Fitzgerald Ida Hubbard John Lawrence Katie Del Prete Walter Hubbard First place winners received 8x
10 color enlargements of theirslides; second place, 5x7 enlargements, and third place, 4x6
enlargements. Honorable mention awards we re wallet size color prints. In judging the entries, the
slides are identified solely by number. They are projected and sorted into two classes, animate and
inanimate, by the judges. Each class is projected twice bef ore elimination begins by majority vote.
This is repeated until all slides are eliminated. The last ones to be eliminated receive awards.
Judges we re Joe Dobransky, Les Schwanbeck, Eddie Girvan, and Ginny Lau.
One Of The Champs
Pvt. Gary Hawks, member of the championship "Red Bulls" team of the 135th Infantry
Regiment, sent his mother, Lucy Hawks, of Camera Assembly, this picture of himself in uniform. Gary
is stationed at CampRucker, Alabama.
Captain Les Stapletonand his "T" Assem - bly team have climaxed their sensational
winning streak by taking over the league leadership. After a miserable start whenthey dropped their
first eight pointsfthe assemblers have been on a bowling binge that has brought
them 31 points out of a possible 36. When one considers the fact that the team carries a c om pa
rat i ve ly low average, the feat becomes even more commendable. Entering most of their matches as
the underdog, the leaders have shown an uncanny ability of coming through in the clutch. The spirit
and the morale of the team is exceedingly high with each member giving his best at all times. It
would be expecting a great deal to think that this torrid pace could be maintained, but the 'T'
Assemblers' determined bid for the league title merits a great deal of consideration. THIRSTY FIVE
TRAIL "T" LEADERS BY ONE POINT While the "T" Assembly has rolled itself into the
top spot, Jack Cummings and his rollicking Thirsty Five crew have continued on the prowl and are
trailing the pace-setters by only one point. This team's big guns have continued their heavy
bombardment and have furnished the drive during the last few weeks. Undoubtedly this team has the
weapons to challenge any team in the league in the fight for the championship. QUALITY CONTROLLERS
ROLL UP BEST AVERAGE Chuck McClune's power-packed Quality Control entry has been stirring things up
during the past month and have now moved up in the standings so that they are only three points from
the leaders. The Quality Controllers boast the best average team in the league, and it was expected
that they would be in contention for the league title. Their present standing in the league would
indicate that the tag of pre-season favorite was well-founded. OTHER TEAMS CHALLENGE CLOSELY After
leading the parade during the first part of the season, Glen
Alt's Planning entry hadfadedslightly and now finds itself five points behind the leaders. Most
likely the team will again find itself and be a contender the top spot. The other teams in the
league are pretty well bunched and are running close to the 500 mark. There are many strong entries
in the middle of the standings that are certain to make serious bids for the league title. It
appears that the league will provide a lot of fireworks before the schedule is completed next
spring. SCHWICTENBERG HOLDS SINGLES HONOR WITH 176 AVERAGE In past seasons the fight for the
individual champion of the league has been between only a few members of the league. This year,
however, this is developing into an interesting free-for-all between a number of bowlers. At the
present time, "Howie" Schwictenberg, who has excelled in high single games, is leading
with a fat 176 average. Ho wie will be forced to maintain this type of bowling, because Chuck
McClune, Rube Egeler, "Fireball" Kuehn, "Lefty" Kendrovics, Don Crump, Dick
Leggett, and Jim Fraser are all rolling along at better than 170 averages.
A hearty welcome to these Argus newcomers:
Mark Richard Schulze, born Oct. 18 to Janet, of Standards, and Dick Schulze. Barbara Ann Scott,
born Sept. 22 to Ge raid, of the Machine Shop, and Mrs. Scott. Donald Arthur Riggs, Don Clark' s
first grandchild, born Oct. 19 to his daughter, Mrs. Patsy Riggs. Don works in the Machine Shop.
Gary Alan Drago, born Oct. 20 to Zoltan, of Lens Grinding, and Mrs. Drago. James Randolph Ullom, Jr.
, born Oct. 29 to Jim, of Engineering, and Mrs. Ullom. Michael Fr ancisL1 Esperance, born Nov. 10 to
Francis, of the JMachine Shop, and Shirley, inspector on the "40" line. Grandmother is
Bennie Kearney, of Camera Assembly. WallaceEdwardFranzoi, Jr. , born Nov. 20 to Pat, of Accounting,
and Dr. Wallace Franzoi. Gloria Louise Bardell, born Nov. 20 to Jay, of the Paint Shop, and Mrs.
Bardell. Caroline JeanCovington, born Nov. 24 to Agnes, of Sales, and Trent Covington.
I $&W we're Children's I Jf going to the
i Christmas Party
Saturday, December 19, 1953, 2:30 pm I Number of Children: Boys Ages Girls Ages Name of Employee:
I (Please return to Personnel Department)
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Girvan's Photo Corner
Clip and save in Loóse Leaf Noceboolc to build a Photo Manual ■ FILTERS ; V ) The
purpose of a photographic filter is to prevent, light of a , tain color from reaching the film and
to permit other colors to pass , through freely. As colors register on black and white film in
varying degrees of , gray, the filter can be used to emphasize a particular part of the , finished
picture. An example of this would be a scène composed of , white clouds in a blue sky.
Regular panchromatic film, such as Plus , X and Super XX would register the white clouds as dark on
the , tive and the blue sky color as an intermedíate tone of gray. , If we put a light yellow
filter on the front of the camera lens, it , will prevent some of the blue sky color from reaching
the film. The , film will then register a lighter gray tone. When the picture is made ■ from the
negative the clouds will be white and the sky will be dark, , thus giving a more dramatic effect. i
There are many filters available, some for highly specialized i purposes. For example, if you have a
photograph with a colored i stain on it, it can be rephotographed, using a filter which matches the
■ object ionable stain, and the final negative will show no signs of it. i O The following list
covers filters most commonly used by the ■ teur. As each filter may require a change in the
exposure, the i "filter factor" is also shown. Where the factor is 2, open the lens i one
f opening from the exposure required without a filter. If it is 4, i open it two f openings, if 8,
open it three f openings, and if 16, move it four f openings. Intermedíate factor numbers lie
somewhere in tween the f openings. As you can guess, a factor of 3 would mean ■ opening the lens
one and a half stops, such as from f 11 to between f8 ' and f5.6. ' Name Description Factor Effect '
K2 Light Yellow 2 Darkens a blue sky to obtain cloud ' effects. ' G Deep Yellow 3 For darker blue
sky and white clouds. ' Snaps up distance shots as it cuts ' haze. ' A Red 7 For very dark sky with
clouds ing out. Slight under exposure with O this filter gives moonlight effect. ' XI Light Green 4
Helps flesh tones in outdoor ' tography. Use in flower photography ' where white, yellow, red and
green are present. Type A Kodachrome 0 Must be used when taking outdoor pictures with indoor Type A
Kodachrome film. Haze Kodachrome 0 Cuts bluish haze on distant landscape shots with daylight
Kodachrome. ' s v