Editor Tess Canja Photographers . . . Eddie Girvan Joe O'Donnell Published every month for the
employés of Argus Cameras, Inc. and their families. Reporters Machine Shop Dorothy Lixey
Paint Shop Wilma Simmons Camera Assembly . . . Ruth O'Hare Govt. Opt. Assembly.. Bea Frisinger,
Thressel Conley Lens Processing .... Betty Shattuck Maintenance Emil Johnson Optical Assembly,
Inspection Jean FitzGerald Engineering Jim Meldrum Standards Virginia Birney Production Planning. .
Muriel Raaf Tool Room Bill Fike Shipping Hilda White Service Ted Watt Tabulating Lee Monson
Accounting Beulah Newman Sales Jane Maulbetsch Purchasing Patt DuCharme Night Shift Bill Ambrazevich
George Navarre Feature Writers Andy Argus, Art Parker, Jr. , Robert Le wis, Babe Peterson, Eddie
Meet Your Reporter!
(No. 4 of a Series)
Sometime before he joined Argus 16 years ago, congenial Harold Peterson had acquired the name
"Babe"- perhaps in honor of the fabulous character from his native Minnesota. Both a
golfer and bowler, he has written sports news for the MArgus Eyes" for more than ten years .
Several times he has served as Recreation Club representative or officer. A charter member of the
Profit-Sharing Fund, Babe has been elected to the fund's managing committee for the past five years.
One other name Babe's proud to answer to is "Dad" which he's called at home by three young
and handsome Petersons, Gail, 10, Dennis, 7, and Scott, 5.
Reviewing Argus Progress
Our commercial business is stronger than we had anticipated. An example is the demand for the C-3
camera which caused us to increase our production rate on February 1. There are several reasons
behind this better-than-anticipated commercial business. One reason is that the power of our
advertising, which has a cumulative effect, is really beginning to make itself feit. As you know,
there was a strong Christmas demand for our products. Retail dealers had very little Argus
merchandise to carry over into the new year. National advertising, we believe, was largely
responsible for those increased sales. SERVICEMEN WANT ARGUS PRODUCTS We are also experiencing a
large army and navy exchange business. Letters from servicemen in various parts of the world asking
for our products will bear out this statement. (See Jerry Stauch's letter from Alaska on page 10. )
We are now selling to the European theatre- an area we have never entered before. German-made
cameras are so readily available in this area that our success here is very gratifying. Here again,
we feel that our advertising which reaches all our servicemen in such widely-distributed magazines
as "Life" and "Saturday Evening Post" has been responsible for much of our
success. SALES ORGANIZATION INCREASED Our sales organization has also had a large part in boosting
our business. The size of the organization has been increased for further effectiveness. Two weeks
ago, our entire nation-wide sales staff met in Ann Arbor for a 3-day conference to go over this
stepped-up merchandising program. DRUG WHOLESALER IS NEW OUTLET Another new outlet for our products
is through the drug stores. We are now an official supplier of cameras and projectors for the
Druggists Supply Corporation. This Corporation is a group of 161 wholesale drug companies that have
2, 200 salesmen and sell to 47, 000 drug stores all over the country. This additional method of
distribution means that we are now able to reach smaller towns and cities which had not been
economically available to us with our own sales staff. NEW PRODUCTS TO BE INTRODUCED Another sales
stimulant is the introduction of new products. We plan to introduce a new camera this spring. Still
another new camera and a projector will be introduced before the end of the year. New products are
extremely important to the growth of the Company and the creation of more jobs for more people at
Argus. SALES PROMOTION STIMULATES BUSINESS On March 15, we will exhibit at the National Photo
DealerTs Convention in Chicago. We expect to be a leading exhibitor this year as we were last year.
The sales department has a great many original ideas which we know will steal the show. Our success
in this exhibit creates a favorable impression upon the dealers who sell our products, and such
prestige adds to the success of the Company.
February The Shortest, But-- It Gave Us Notable Men
FEBRUARY produced, besides Washington and Lincoln, other famed Americans. The inventor Thomas
Alva Edison was bom February 11, 1847. He is noted especially for his invention of the incandescent
electric lamp, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. However, he took out more than 1,000
patents on his various inventions, which ranged f rom electric pens which developed into the
mimeograph, to a special incandescent lamp globe which was the forerunner of the radio tube. Another
inventor, Christopher Latham Sholes, was born February
14, 1819. He has been called "the father of the typewriter" because he was the first
inventor to follow the idea of such a writing machine through to commercial success. Horace Greeley,
founder of the New York Tribune, was born February 3, 1811. To him is credited the advice: MYoung
man, go West!" Charles A. Lindbergh, the first man to make a solo flight across the Atlantic,
was born February 4, 1902. In his plane, "Spirit of St. Louis," he hopped off f rom
Mineóla, L. I. , on May 20, 1927, and landed in Paris the next day.
Ballots Counted; Tow Profit-sharers Elected
Harold "Babe" Peterson, of Planning, was reelected to the Profit-Sharing Managing
Committee for nis fifth consecutive term, along with Héctor Haas, of Engineering, another
veteran committee member, as a result of the annual election held in January. This will be HectorTs
third term on the managing committee as an employé representative. In the picture above he is
welcomed to the group by (left to right): President Robert E. Lewis, Committee Secretary Les
Schwanbeck, Management Representatives Clint Harris and Jim Brinkerhoff, and Employé
Representative Peterson. A preliminary nominating ballot was sent to all
profit-sharers. The final election slate which resulted was then voted on by the profit-sharers
and tabulated by the Ann Arbor Trust Co.
New Industrial Relations Director Takes Office
Thomas H. Spitier, 31, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, began his duties as director of industrial
relations for Argus Jan. 18. In his new post, he will have charge of employé and community
relations and will direct personnel management. For the past seven years, Spitler has held similar
labor relations responsibilities for Fisher Body División of General Motors Corp. Prior to
that he served in the Army for three years, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. Born in
Lafayette, Ind. , he received a bachelorTs degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Spitler is married and has three children- 8 and twins, 5.
Long ... And Short Of It!
You have all heard the old saying, TTherefs no job too big or too small for an ambitious man.
HereTs positive proof in these pictures of "Heavy" Elmer Johnson and "Shorty"
Amual Bergey , both f rom the Machine Shop, Night Shift. It takes a good deal of hunching over, but
in a pinch, 262-lb. , 5' ll"Elmer Johnson (right) could opérate the little tap ping
machine. "Shorty" Bergey, on the other hand, (far right) has to distribute his 92 lbs.
over considerably more than his 4fll" to reach controls on the big tapper ! Fortunately, both
men are sized just right for the machines they regularly opérate.
Well, the night shift has come up with a new version: "There's no man too big or too small
for an important job!
Industries Contribute To Blood Bank
The Red Cross Mobile Unit was stationed at King-Seeley Jan. 18 and 19 to build up the Industrial
Blood Bank. Companies which had not contributed in August supplied 400 donors at that time. These
represented American Broach, Arnet's, Barnard Plating, Cook Spring, Buhr Machine Tool, Economy
Baler, King Engineering, King-Seeley, and Electric Service, and included 19 f rom Argus. Many Argus
employés have drawn from the bank in the past six months, and the service has proved a great
benefit to them and their loved ones. Our turn to replenish the bank comes again in March. Complete
information will be posted at that time.
Our Cameras Get More Features, Become Easier To Use
Unfortunately , the paint spray er , the lens cent er er , the punch press operator do not have
the opportunity to " sit in" on meetings involving product changes. Maybe this article
will help explain what' s happening in this field. Colormatic, X delay, tangential, sagittal, B-C
unit, millisecond, aluminizing are not words from another planet. But to some of us, they could be.
These words along with others like sales, customers and steady employment fill the air at current
plant meetings and help describe the steps Argus is constantly taking to keep us in the good graces
of the camera buyer. As more features are added to the cameras, taking pictures becomes more
technical. With that fact in mind, Argus not only supplies the added features, but simplifies their
use. Number one on the simplification list is "colormatic, " a plan whereby the
photographer who wants to get many of the advantages of a high-class camera, but who doesnft want to
become involved in the technicalities, can take excellent pictures. This is done simply by matching
colored markings on the different dials. For example: the best exposure for color photography
outdoors in the brightest sun (where most are taken) is 150 second at f6. 3, which is between f5. 6
and f6. 3- confusing? But with colormatic, you just set the dials at the yellow markings and you
have the outdoor bright sun setting. With the settings at the red markings you get perfect outdoor
black and white pictures. And as a reminder of the correct speed for flash, the 125 second is green
on the scale. A small sticker inside the carrying case or hood reminds you of these settings. It
would take pages to explain the many problems involved in this change- planning, ordering
instruction books, etc. But these significant changes are being made on the C-3, C-4 and 40. The C-3
is getting other improvements, too. When it was designed, "screw in" flash bulbs were the
only type available, and the flash gun and reflector were designed accordingly. Now, the smaller
flash bulbs are popular, so a designed gun and reflector has been introduced. It still has the big
Argus advantage of direct plug-in, but now the bottom of the gun is level with the camera and you
can set the camera on the table without removing the gun. A small item, but a great conven - ience.
Then, too, you had to take the carrying case off to plug in the gun. So why not a carrying case that
you wouldnTt have to remove? More fancy words, and a new style case. While this is going on, camera
fans are going in for high speed electronic flash photography. So we have to invite them in, too. It
may be easy to do the inviting, but they can't use the C-3. The sync (or delay between electrical
contact and opening of the shutter) doesnTt fit. So we make it fit. But we have to remember that
other customers with the same camera want to use the F type and M type regular flash lamps. Can we
keep them all happy? We can and we do. The C-3 now has X delay for use with high-speed flash. But it
still gives excellent results with all other flash lamps. ThatTs only the C-3. Aluminizing is the
word for the special process used now on the watt projector reflector. Tangential and sagittal are
words used to describe improvements in our camera lenses. New products are in the mili; new
improvements are being studied. And even though the meetings sometimes seem to interfere with our
day-to-day work, we hope- with them all- to keep ahead of the customer's desire.
Teachers Tour Argus
Argus played host to twenty-five teachers from Ann Arbor Schools last month. The occasion was Ann
ArborTs first Business-Industry-Education Day, aday during which schools closed so teachers could
tour business and industrial organizations in this área for a better understanding of their
problems and operations. Argus was one of thirty-one firms and industries to particípate in
the program. B. I. E. Day was sponsored by the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce.
Back To School!
More and more Argus employés are spending one or two evenings a week in the classroom.
Whether at Ann Arbor High School, the YW-orYMCA, in private homes, or the University, they are
taking advantage of night courses to develop hobbies, learn new skills, or advance in their jobs. A
few of the classes Argus employés attend are shown hera. Others include Business English,
Typing, Shorthand, Accounting, Engineering, Sewing, and recreational activities such as badminton
lessons. To give employés a greater chance to advance, Argus pays tuition for any course,
such as Blueprint Reading, that is directly related to the employé s job. The only
requirement is successful completion of the course.
The Black Ball
A person visiting any of the Engineering laboratories on the second floor of Plant II is usually
fascinated by the apparatus found there. These laboratories and the equipment they contain fulfill a
vital function in the company. They enable us to measure and observe things we must know more about
and at which we would otherwise have to guess. Without this equipment, the constant improvement in
the performance of our products would not be possible. There are instruments with which we can
precisely determine the light transmissionand the refractive index of glass. There are instruments
with which to measure weight, volume, temperature, speed, intensity of light, and a host of other
quantities. A tuning fork, turned to vibrate at exactly 1000 cycles per second is our standard of
time. An optical bench and test charts help determine the quality of our lenses. A high-speed movie
camera enables us to observe movements too fast for the eye to follow. There are ingenious little
devices that life test our camera mechanisms- that cock and trip shutters and film-winding
mechanisms every few seconds for days on end, to show us the weaknesses of our design.
However, there is one device that arouses probably more curiosity than any other. It is the black
ball. It is two feet in diameter and almost perfectly spherical. It is mounted on a little iron
frame to keep it from rolling off the table. It is split along a vertical plañe and while
onehalf is mounted to the frame, the other half is attached by a hinge so that it can swing open.
The entire interior is as white as the outside is black. It is so white that white paper looks gray
by comparison. The black ball has been accused of being an atom bomb, a diving bell and a flying
saucer. Actually, it is our integrating sphere, and is used to measure the amount of light a bulb
produces. The amount of light emitted by a bulb is something we must know in order to measure the
performance of our projectors. It is not enough to put in a new bulb and plug the outfit into the
nearest outlet. In the first place, no two bulbs are exactly alike. In the second place, the voltage
at the outlet fluctuates constantly and affects the output of light. To eliminate all these
variables we have setup standards of performance for many kinds of projection bulbs. Before we
measure a projectors performance (our own or a competitor's model), we must use
our integrating sphere to find out at exactly what voltage the bulb must be operated to equal the
standard light output for its type. The bulb is placed inside the sphere, where its light is
reflected from the white walls back and forth until the entire interior is practicaly evenly
illuminated. We then take a "sampling" through a small hole in the side and a measure of
the total light output. Instruments like the black ball are so unique they must be designed and
often built by ourselves. Next time you pass the Engineering Dept. , and you see people apparently
do ing nothing in particular, donTt let appearances deceive you! Chances are they are tryingto dream
up a way out of a new problem in our ever -complicat ing technology- a way to improve our knowledge
of the things we are doingr-a way to keep up with, or rather one step ahead of, our competitive
Joneses! ■-Story developed by Jim Meidrum
Ja Sells "peggie Boards" In Plant
Now that the sponsor ed Junior Achievement group, Peggie Products, Inc. , is operating at a ful]
production schedule, members of the group are turning their attention to selling their handy
Displays and posters des er ib ing the boards have been set up in both plants, and orders are
being taken in Personnel. The "Peggie Boards" now being produced measure twelve by
twentyfour inches and sell for $1.98. They can be made to order, however, in any size desired. All
"Peggie BoardsM are perforated masonite, painted white, and equippedwithvarious sized hooks, so
that they can be used for holding kitchen utensils, tools, or clothing. Order forms are available in
the Good Reading Racks.
St. Valentine's Dance
ril be looking for you at the jmjahj Recreation gj? Clubes
Saturday, February 13 9 p. m. to 1 a. m. at the American Legión Home. P.S. Your Recreation
Card admits you and your partner !
The cute little income tax exemption in the Chandler household is Thomas Matthew, born Dec. 23,
at 7 lbs. 3 oz. His Mom is Mary Chandler, of Optical Assembly. First baby of the New Year was Steven
Edwin Zill. Born Jan. 3 at 8 lbs. 14 oz. , he's the son of Ed Zill, Engineering. Other Argus babies
who put in their appearance early in the New Year are: David Donald French, born Jan. 5, weighing 7
lbs. 7 oz. Mom is Florence, of Receiving Inspection. Karen Marie Johnston, born Jan. 6, weighing 8
lbs. 5 oz. Dad is Norman, of Methods Model Shop. Michael Steven McClune, born Jan. 6, weighing 7
lbs. 7 oz. Dad is Chuck McClune, of Engineering, and Mom is Penny, of Service. Lawrence Arno ld,
born Jan. 11, at 7 lbs. 7 oz. Mom is Doris Arnold, formerly of Personnel. Patti Lee Fraser, born
Jan. 18, at 7 lbs. Dad is Jim Fraser, of the Tool Room.
Liz Clapham Named Recreation Secretary
Liz Clapham has been appointed to complete an unexpired term as secretary of the Recreation Club.
She takes the place of Tess Canja, who has resigned from the post. Liz, of Personnel, is also
treasurer of the Argus Women's Golf ing League and a memberof the Women's Bowling League. Last year
she received medalist honors in the citywide Women's Golf Tournament.
Claude Stoner Wins February Cover Bond
Claude Stoner, of the Tool Room, is the second winner of a $25 Government Bond in the new Argus
Eyes cover contest. His winning picture appears on this month's cover. It was taken several years
ago at picturesque Bellows Creek, a few miles north of Frankfort, Mich. Besides taking the picture,
Claude also developed and printed it.
Edna Belleau, Thomas Goetz To Wed
Edna Belleau, Camera Assembly, and Thomas Goetz, Government Optical Assembly, are engaged. A
wedding date has not been set. Edna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs . Clifford Belleau of Van Dyke.
Torn is the son of Mrs. Pearl Hughes of Akron, Ohio, and William H. Goetz of Palmetto, Florida.
Charles Pettis, Government Optical Assembly, married Florence Wenkle on November 8 in Grace Bible
Church, Ann Arbor. Charles is the son of Mrs. Lila Berryhill of Frankfort, Michigan, and Florence is
the daughter of the late Mrs. Wenkle of Ann Arbor. Mr. and Mrs. Pettis are now living at 1007 Wright
Street in Ann Arbor.
You Asked Andy
Round about income tax figurinf time, therefs nothing Vá rather do than sit down and pull
out questions f rom those Andy Argus boxes. Those questions you ask just aren't anything compared to
what the government thinks up! The first question I turned right over to Fran Watterworth. ItTs
completely out of my line! Girls' Rest Room Problem Fran tells me that this situation has been
looked into before. The reason this dispenser has never been installed is that the company owning
them requires a dime-per-piece. And I understand that such a price is a little out of line.
Christmas Party Gift Suggestions I've been hearing remarks about the gifts given at the Christmas
party. Why couldn' t whoever buys the gifts purchase one toy for a boy and one for a girl in each
age bracket . Every boy and girl f rom 2 to 12 would get the same gift in their age group, therefore
eliminating one child receiving a better gift than another. By classifying in 1 year periods, the
gift would suit the child better. By purchasing wholesale, it would be cheaper , too. I referred
this question to Mrs. Radford who says she very much appreciates the suggestion. She wants you to
know that it is being carefully considered for next year's Christmas party. Incidentally, the gifts
for the party are always purchased wholesale. Leave of Absence Policy I would like to know why a
woman employé cannot obtain a leave of absence be cause her child is seriously L11, but she
can get a leave of absence to get married or for other personal reasons less important. Don' t you
believe that a child' s health is more important than getting married or going on a honeymoon?
A Company policy says that two weeks leave of absence for personal reasons is allo wed to any
Company employé each year providing that the work in the department in which he is employed
will permit such an absence. This policy of personal leave of absence was modified January 1, 1954,
and will be explained in the next issue of Argus Eyes. Cold Drafts in Department 53 Les Schwanbeck
tells me that the problem of drafts in ProductionPlanning is being taken care of. Benches in Plant
II Canteen Can something be done ( sanding for instance) to the benches in the canteen? We are
forever ruining our hose and it turns out to be pretty expensive. Dept. 22 Again, Mrs. Radío
rd carne to the rescue. She says that there's a job order out right now to remedy the hose
situation. Ed Sleezer and "Dutch" Engelhardt are working on de-roughing both the canteen
and cafeteria. All you gals with the pretty legs and snagged stockings can soon rest in peace. The
last note about Department 22 has been turned over to Jim Lodwick. Keep 'em coming, folks. I'm
always willing to try to dig up solutions to anything you have on your mind! ANDY
Over $500 Awarded For Suggestions
Grand prize winner in suggestion awards last month was Wilma Simmons, Paint Shop, who won $375
for suggesting a change in material for leatherette backing of the C3 camera. Robert Kalmbach,
Government Optical Assembly, was in second place with an award of $49. 78 for his suggestion of a
new method of reworking the T-150 scope to bring the cant within tolerance. $25 went to Helen Bybee,
Camera Assembly, for her C-3 Front Plate suggestion- all snap rings to the mount set at same
position. Other award winners were Harold Hale, Government Optical Assembly, $15; Betty Shattuck,
Timekeeping, $10; Lawrence Wahr, Warehouse, $10; Berniece Blackmer, Government Optical Assembly,
$10; Ventura Brown, Warehouse, $10; Frank Skoman, Tool Room, $10; Walt er Hubbard, Government
Optical Assembly, 2 prizes of $10 each; Harold Thompson, Accounting, $5; and Juanita Boyd,
Key Men clubs, such as the one formed at Argus four years ago, open the door to better informed
supervisors and employés. MKey Men" are department heads and others in especially high
super - visory positions. Key men groups, such as ours, are formed wherever a policy of
"multiple management" is followed. By meeting once a month,
Argus factory and office department heads get to know each other better and learn each other's
departmental problems. They also are kept informed of how our business is progressing so they can
pass on accurate, minute information to their own employés.
Argus Men In Service
Dear Mrs. Radford: How is everything going at the best camera factory in the world? rmat a place
the Air Forcé calis Sparevohn, Alaska, and I was really surprised at the amount of Argus
cameras the men up here have- 75s, C-3s, and C-4s. Payday was yesterday, and one man bought two
C-4s, all at once. The only ones they had in stock up here. ThereTs still a denrand for them. The
first sergeant has orders for three more C-4s and four C-3s. So that only proves one thing. Argus is
the best! Tm still a teletype mechanic, along with a clerk typist, telephone man, and general
electrician. I do all sorts of work- even help out with our radio programs here at the base. Boy,
the weather has sur e been raising heek up here. We are snowed in, will probably be this way for the
next two weeks. I hope our chow holds out! Sincerely,
Jerry' s address is A3C Jerry D.Staüch, A. F. 16431170, 719th AC&W Sqdn., APO 942-7, Co
PM, Seattle.Wash. He worked in Camera Assembly bef ore entering service.
Pvt. Mordsky Writes
Hi gang! Here I am in Kentucky, working for my old Uncle Sam. I am in my basic training camp
which we started Nov. 29. We train for about nine weeks, then get a two-week leave, so they say. I
used to hate to get up at six in the morning to go to work, but now we get up at five or earlier,
and I don't seem to mind it! Say helio to everyone for me. 111 write more later.
Gilí, who works in maintenance , has since visited the plant during a 2 week furlough. He
is being sent f rom Fort Knox, Ky. to Fort Monmouth, N.J. and will send his new address.
Ron Arnst Stationed In Germany
Ron Arnst reports that he arrived in Europe Oct. 22 and is now stationednear Mainz, Germany.
TtWefre in the field on maneuvers approximately 10 days each month, and during these winter monthsit
gets mighty chilly," he writes. Ron sends his regards to the folks in Government Assembly and
the Paint Shop. His address is: Pvt. Ronald E. Arnst, US55369825, Hq. Btry. 14 AFA Bn, APO 42, Co
PM, N.Y. , N.Y.
Bob Onago In Radio School
Bob Onago returned to Fort Knox, Ky. , shortly after Christmas to complete radio maintenance
school. While home on a 14-day furlough, he visited the plant and especially the Shipping Dept.
where he works. His address is: Pvt. Robert Onago, US27021575, 2nd Co. Student Regiment, RM #5, Fort
Jack Grimston Receives Civic Honor
Jack Grimston, of Inventory Control, was the surprised recipiënt of one of the Junior
Chamber of CommerceTs most distinguished awards at the groupTs annual "Bosses NightM banquet,
Jan. 20. He received one of two "Key Man" awards, presented by the JCC president to those
members who had contributed the most time and effort to the organization during the year. The second
"Key Man" award went to Eino Kainlauri, while George Wahr Sallade, Ann Arbor City Council
president, was selected to receive the JCC's annual "Distinguished Service" honor.
Drawing For A Motor
So many employés signed up for the 22 salvaged motors offered for sale that a drawing had
to be held for the privilege to buy! Rüss Widmayer holds the box, while Gerry Smith counts, and
Rube Koch draws.
Big Fish Pays Off!
Prize winners of the 1953 yearlong Fishing Contest sponsored by Argus Recreation Club havejust
been announced. A total of $90 in prize checks will be distributed this year. The following people
won prizes for catching the largest fish in the class in which they entered: In the Recreation
Área División- Independence Lake- John Borgerson won $10 for a 4-34 Ib. , 29-12"
x 11" pikeand another $10 for a 12 oz. 11-12" x 4-34" perch; Fred Alchin won $10 for
a 3 Ib. , 5-12 oz. , 18" x 12" bass; Paul Haines won $10 for a 12 oz. , 10-38" x
9" bluegill. In the Local Waters División, Gene Rohde won $10 for a 9 1b., 4 oz. ,
33-14" long pike caught in the Huron River near Dexter; Norm Egeler won $10 for a 5 Ib. , 14
oz. large mouth bass caught in Horseshoe Lake; Joe Jaroszyk won $10 for a 4 Ib. , 11 oz. , 22"
long small mouth bass caught in the Waterloo area; Paul Myers won $10 for a 9-14" x 8-12"
bluegill caught in Sugar Loaf Lake. In the Open Waters División, for entering the largest
fresh-waterfish caught anywhere in the United States or Canada, Gene Rohde won another $10 for his 9
lb. , 4 oz. , 33-14" long pike. The 1954 Fishing Contest is now under way. It will close
December 31, 1954. Last year's rules will be used once again. A copy of them may be obtained f rom
Art Parker, Jr . of the Standards Department.
In the see-saw battle for first place, Chuck Mc- Clune's Quality Controllers have waltzed into
the top spot by posting a 49-32 won and lost record. In their
last two matches the league leaders have stamped themselves as potential champions by sweeping
through for eight big points. While the front runners were on their winning spree, the second place
Thirsty Five team ran into a snag and dropped six of their last eight points. This slump more than
wiped out the edge that the dry ones had built up for themselves when they carved out a three to one
decisión over the controllers. "GRUDGE MATCH" OPENS LAST HALF OF SCHEDULE This was
the opening skirmish of the concluding half of the schedule. It was a return Ttgrudge match"
between these two title-conscious entries. Still smarting from the three-to-one setback handed them
in their first encounter, the Thirsty Fivers were anxious to square accounts. Keyed up for an allout
effort, Jack Cummings crew tore into their rivals with vengeance and walked off with a convincing
three-to-one victory. This win placed Jack's team in the top spot with a three-points bulge. But the
lead proved to be a short one. The team suffered a let-down after the big match and lost six of
eight points quickly to liquídate their advantage. They now find themselves three points off
the pace. This lapse could prove costly to the title ambitions of the team. The controlling factor
in the Quality Control s climb to the top of the heap has been the well-balanced personnel of the
team. Each of the members of this team is carrying a good average. As a result, some of the bowlers
are always "up" for each match. If one or two falter, there is always someone to piek up
the slack and furnish the punch needed to bring home victory. It appears at this time that the team
that can end ahead of the present league leaders should walk off with the bowling trophy for this
season. PLANNERS EDGE TOWARD TOP While the fight for the league leadership has been going on, Glenn
Alt has quietly moved his team into serious contention and is now only one point from the runner-up
spot and only four points from the top. When his team suffered a mid-season slump and slid from
first place to as low as sixth, the consensus was that the Planners could be ignored as title
threats. In the past weeks, however, the Planning entry has regained its winning form and is now
definitely in the title picture. "T" ASSEMBLY STANDS FOURTH In fourth place is Leo
Stapleton and his surprising "T" Assembly entry. After leading the league for several
weeks, the assemblers took a nose dive and appeared headed for a spot in the standings quite remote
from the position of a challenger. But showing remarkable recuperation powers, Leo has rallied his
forces and is now in fourth place with a very commendable 43-30 record. MACHINE SHOPPERS IN FIFTH
PLACE Bill Betke's Machine Shoppers have continued to edge their way up the league1 s standing and
have now compiled a 40-32 record which earns them the fifth spot. Last year this team was a
contender throughout the season, and the team now is in good position for a final effort in the
remainder of the schedule. OTHER TEAMS STRIKE SNAGS The Atomic Five of George Calado have been
unable to light the fuse to explode their potent power and have been struggling all season to take a
step out of the cellar. Travis Brooks' Scrubs have been well within reach, but so far they have been
able to maintain a slight margin between themselves and the bombers. Despite their standing in the
league, each of the entries has maintained an optimistic view of the trials and tribulations
encountered each Friday night. Perhaps there are better days ahead.
Olson Is Cribbage Champ
Winner of this year's Argus annual cribbage tournament and Argus representative in the county
championship tournament is Edd Olson. As first prize winner, Edd won $15.00. Walter Back, second
prize winner, won $10. 00. And John Miatech, third prize winner, won $5. 00. Other people who took
part in the final Argus championship play-off were: Clyde Riley, John Kenne and Herb Frederick.
Between The Deadlines
New Homes for a New Year One of the proudest new Argus homeowners is Henry Wirszyllo, of
Receiving Inspection, who came to America as a refugee just two years ago. His new home is at 945
Greenwood, Ann Arbor. months-old Michele Waggoner is so active her Mom and Dad, Ed, of Engineering,
and Isabella, have had to buy a home of their own - with lots of room- at 1387 Baylis, Ann Arbor.
Moving seems to be a habit in the Machine Shop. Don Hindal and Ralph Fairchild both purchased new
homes on Bruce St. , in Ann Arbor. The Fosters (Dick, of Purchasing, and Dori) are also joining the
ranks of new homeowners. The basement to their home on Bydding Road is in and work on the frame has
just been started. Dick's neighbor-to-be Herb Oliver, of Shipping, keeps him posted on what's
happening. Fisherman1 s Luck Larry Dietle, of Engineering, went ice fishing at Houghton Lake, but
did not report his usual bad luck. He claims he caught some fish. Charlie Tuthill wants proof, so
any day we might find a fish on Charlie' s desk Wedding March On Dec. 27, Lucille Miller, of the
Machine Shop, attended the wedding of her son, Gerald Bruner, of Bicknell, Ind. The bride is Joan
Pendel, also of Bicknell. Last April, "Jerry" completed 16 months of service in Korea.
Florida Bound Clearwater, Fla. was Hilda White's address for three wonderful weeks in January. She
spent the time at a cabin (with private beach!) on the Gulf of Mexico. Goodbye, Ruth Ruth Sease, of
Tabulating, will be missed at Argus. She left Jan. 31 to move to Lansing where she will work in the
children's ward of the Ingham Co. Sanitorium. A registered nurse, Ruth had helped out on occasion in
First Aid. Lois Goes to Washington Lois Elkins, of Sales, f lew to Washington, D.C. for an extended
end vacation during January. Since this was her first trip to the Capitol, she took in many of the
famous sights as well as visiting friends formerly from Ann Arbor.
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i Clip and save in Loóse Leaf Noceboolc to build a Photo Manual ■ C-3 WIDE-ANGLE LENS 1
r The C-3 wide angle lens, like the telephoto, can be ' 1 - tached to the C-3 by removing the
regular 50 mm. Cintar objec1 tive and putting the wide angle in its place. ' 1 Where the telephoto
is a great help when you cannot get close enough to your subject, the wide angle is equally valuable
when you cannot get far enough away f rom the subject. This happens if you want to take a group
picture inside the house or a picture of a building across a narrow street. These two pictures show
that the wide angle covers one and one-half as much area as the 50 mm. Cintar:
The sunshade is removable and serves as a retaining ring for the regular C-3 filters. When the
lens is assembled to the ' O camera you can use the range finder in the usual manner as it is
automatically coupled for focusing. The exposures are the same as with the regular lens. The
wide-angle objective "sees" more than the camera view finder, so an optical view finder is
furnished. This clips on to the camera and the view through it matches the lens angle. The view
finder also has an adjustable mask which permits its use with the telephoto lens. S ,., y