Editor Dorothy Burge 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 Girvan.
Jean Fitzgerald Wins Cover Bond
Jean FitzGerald, Final Inspection, wins the third $25 Government Bond in the new Argus Eyes cover
contest. Her winning photo which appears on this month's cover was taken, printed and developed by
Editor Says "goodbye"
At the new MArgus Eyes" desk in the Tabulating Department, Tess Canja shows new editor,
Dorothy Burge, past issues of the Company magazine. Tess, who has been with the Company for the past
1-12 years, was also Recreation Club secretary and member of the golf league. She will leave this
month. For the future , Tess has planned a full schedule of housekeeping and baby-tending
Reviewing Argus Progress
Expansión plans to help relieve congestión in many departments are underway this
month. Recently we leased and remodeled a section of the brewery building adjacent to Plant n for
our new Product Engineering Unit (see page 5). However this has only been the start of a much-needed
expansión program for the presently congested Plants I and IL Now more space in this building
is being made available to relieve some of the congestión, and since the building will become
an important part of our operatiöns we will refer to it as Plant III. ARGUS EXPANDS INTO PLANT
III In addition to the area already remodeled and occupied by the new Product Engineering Unit,
Argus is negotiating to lease most of the remaining portion of the building. Argus plans to lease
the area occupied by the Warm Air Heating Company and also the unoccupied north portion including
the tower. Remodeling plans include adding an extra floor between the present first and second
floors in the tower section of the building. All áreas will be tilefloored and
fluorescent-lighted to make desirable office space. As soon as remodeling is completed the Service
Department will occupy most of the first floor. Service will have ampie quarters in this building to
take care of their expanded operatiöns. There is a shipping dock which will handle the Service
Department' s shipping and receiving. The space vacated by Service in Plant I will be converted into
production facilities. We also expect to move the Carpenter Shop to the northwest area on the ground
floor level of Plant III. The east half of the area now occupied by the Carpenter Shop in Plant I
will be used by the Mail Room and other departments. The west half will be partitioned off for the
Maintenance Department so that they will have space available in Plant I. The present Mail Room area
will become part of the Sales Department. As mentioned above, the second and third floors of the
tower section of Plant III will also be available for office space. Just which offices will be
placed there is undecided at the present time. However, indications are that the Methods and
Standards Department will occupy this area. The space they occupy at present will be used for a
larger class room. The addition of this 8,000 square feet to our office and plant facilities should
effectively relieve much of the congestión which now exists. COMPANY TO EXHIBIT AT
CONVENTIONS Conventions are an important phase of our merchandising activity. The Sales Department
has worked for months on exhibit plans, and I am certain that as a result of their hard work, we
will have outstanding exhibits at the spring shows. The second week in March we will exhibit at the
Druggist Supply Corporation Show in New York. As you know, we are now an official member of this
group. This means that 47,000 drug stores all over the country are now available to us as additional
markets for distribution. We look forward to increasing business through these outlets. We will
exhibit at the Master Photo Dealers and Finishers Association convention in Chicago on March 15. As
I said last month, we expect to steal the show. Although I know the Sales Department' s very
original exhibit ideas would interest you at this time, we feel that we should not disclose the
details until the show opens. The element of surprise is an important part of this year's plans.
Last month the O. W. Ray Corporation, our New York distributor, displayed the Argus line very
prominently at the 8th Annual National Photographic show in New York. I was especially pleased to
note that a large percentage of the camera fans who visited the show carried Argus cameras.
Incidentally, evidence of Argus' popularity is not restricted to New York. Wherever I travel, I find
that people actively engaged in photography use the Argus line more than any other. This is just
another indication that we give the consumer the best products at the lowest price.
Salesmen Put Home Office "on Spot At Yearly Sales Meeting
Argus salesmen from all over the country attended the 1954 sales meeting held at the University
of Michigan Union January 28 through 31. High spot of the four-day meeting was the salesmen' s skit,
a satire on the home office, called nSalesmen Put Home Office on the Spot. " Dan Schurz was
master of ceremonies. The script was written by Dan Schurz, Jack Pelton, Ted Humphreys, and Bill
Spicer with appropriate ad-libbing supplied by various members of the cast. Cast (composed entirely
of salesmen) included "dealers, " "home
office men" and "salesmen. " Salesmen who portrayed dealers wore long paper noses;
salesmen who portrayed home office men car ried coffee cups and saucers; salesmen who portrayed
salesmen wore golf caps and carried brief cases. Bob Shondell was in charge of sound effects and
stage handling. Typical sales problems and situations were satirized in this unique comedy. Winner
of the salesmansponsored contest to see who could put on the A4 neck strap the fastest was Dudley
Scholten. His prize- an old Argus camera which he was allowed to wear all evening.
More serious meetings sponsored by the home office included reviewing sales records, discussing
future sales plans, giving sales demonstrations and the holding of a salesmanship course. Then talks
on the Argus divisions each represented were given by Kenneth True, Bruce Corley, Robert Wilson,
Norman Symons, Bill Courtright, Robert Woolson, Joseph Detweiler, Robert Lewis, Clinton Harris, and
Dudley Scholten. The president of Kemp Research Organizations, Le Roy Kemp, also talked on consumer
research methods and studies.
Peggie Products Give Argus Honor Plaque
Torn Butts, treasurer of the sponsor ed Peggie Products, Inc. , Junior Achievement group, gives
Robert Lewis an honorary plaque at a banquet held February 2 in the Argus cafeteria. The plaque was
presented to Argus for sponsoring the group in producing and selling tTPeggie Boards. M The banquet
was a high spot of National Junior Achievement Week, January 31 through February 6. A plant tour for
the group was also part of the program. Pettit Promoted Joseph M. Pettit, who has charge of Argus
plant protection officers, has been promoted to the rank of captain. A member of the Richards
Commercial and Industrial Protection Co. , of Detroit, Capt. Pettit was assigned to Argus in July,
1952, as a patrolman.
Here's Real Proof That Insurance Pays!
Positive proof that it pays to have group insurance is supplied by Beatrice Magill, Government
Optical Assembly, with this photo of her son, Torn. Mrs. Magill says that one of the first, if not
the first maternity benefits from Argus group insurance was paid to her when Torn was born on
February 23, 1938. Now Torn, shown above, is a healthy, handsome 16-year-old attending Howe Military
School at Howe, Indiana.
Year Looks Bright For Profit-sharers
Another excellent year is in store for Argus profit-sharers, judging by the balance sheet for the
six months ended January 31. Earnings f rom wise investments, a potentially large company
contribution, plus a share of relinquishments are adding substantially to each profit-sharer's
account. INVESTMENTS WORTH MORE THAN WE PAID FOR THEM The Fund's investments are currently worth
$11,000 more than what we paid for them. This is $7,000 more than their value at the end of last
July. Interest and dividend earnings for the first six months have already added up to $21,000. This
compares with a total of $36,000 for all of the last fiscal year. DEBENTURES GIVE GOOD RETURN Three
investments made this year are yielding a better rate of interest than our government bonds, which
give f rom 2 to 3-14% interest. They are: $50,000 in Commercial Investment Trust Corp. debentures at
4% interest; $50,000 in General Motors Acceptance Corp. debentures at 3-78% interest, and $50,000 in
GMAC debentures at 4% interest. In addition, our U.S. Treasury Bonds have increased substantially
-in value with a current upswing in the market. OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS ESTIMATED TO BE HIGH Although
the company contribution will not be added to the Fund until the end of the fiscal year (July 31,
1954), the current progress of our company indicates that this figure may be as great as last
year's. Relinquishments at the end of the first six months reached a total of $17, 000. This will be
divided into the accounts of individual profit-sharers. Last year, the relinquishment figure for
twelve months was $22,000.
Here Is How Our Profit Sharing Funds Are Invested At The Present Time
$461,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds, Series G (at 2-12% interest) 55,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds, Series
K (at 2-78% interest) 50,000 in U.S. Treasury Bonds (at 2% interest, currently worth $50,359) 30,000
in U.S. Treasury Bonds (at 2-14% interest, currently worth $30,131) 240,000 in U.S. Treasury Bonds
(at 2-38% interest, currently worth $243,300) 150,000 in U.S. Treasury Bonds (at 2-12% interest,
currently worth $148,406) 100,000 in U.S. Treasury Bonds (at 2-34% interest, currently worth
$100,000) 115,000 in U.S. Treasury Bonds (at 3-14% interest, currently worth $122,475) 150,000 in
commercial debenture bonds as listed in the story at the top of the page and, 200,000 in our own
profit-sharing preferred stock (at 5% interest)
Twelve men from Engineering have a new "private" office these days. A large second
floor room in the rear of the old brewery building next to Plant II has been remodeled to facilitate
the speeded-up program on new products. Men in the new office are concentrating on new products
only. With this revised arrangement, there is no interruption with present production problems. To
replace these men in the regular drafting room, new people have been added to augment the tooi
program and service our current product ion.
We're Still Growing!
Just another example of Argus' growth by "leaps and boundsM is the recent expansión
of our sales territories and sales department personnel. SALES ÁREAS REVISED The country was
divided into new sales áreas by the sales department, and changes and additions were made in
regional sales manager' s positions. Promotions were received by Arno ld Macdonald, William Weeden,
Robert Dunlap and William Houck who are now regional sales managers of the Boston, Richmond,
Minneapolis and Buffalo áreas, respectively. New regional sales managers who are also
newcomers to Argus include David Carto, Indianapolis area and Albert Dawson, St. Louis area. Charles
Murphy, an Argus returned veter an, is sales representative for the Chicago area. Other regional
sales managers of the divided sales áreas are: Jack Pelton, Cleveland area; N. T. Humphreys,
Chicago area; Robert Shondell, Denver area; Robert Dor in - son, Dallas area; Dan Schurz, Detroit
area; William Spicer, Atlanta area; Walter Rickhoff, Philadelphia area. PERSONNEL CHANGES MADE
Kenneth True joined Argus recently to become Director of the Military Exchange Service Department.
Carlos Chapman returned to Ann Arbor to head the Market Research Department after a year in Boston
as Regional Sales Manager of that area. Two Argus newcomers have joined the department; Roy
Gustafson, as art assistant to Jimmy Barker and Robert McMillin, as assistant to Bruce Corley in the
wholesale sales división.
Friday Afternoon Is Tour Time
Every Friday afternoon at onethirty is the newly scheduled plant tour time for persons interested
in viewing Argus operations. Tours will be limited to ten adults. Six guides, one each f rom
engineering, sales, standards, planning, quality control and personnel will be regular ly available
toconduct these tours. All employés are requested to purchase stamps for their personal mail.
Only Company business letters should be left, unstamped, in mail baskets.
Your Blood Needed
From 200 to 250 blood donors are needed at the mobile unit of the American Red Cross March 22 and
23. Because other industries contributedtheir share in January, Argus and Hoover Ball will be the
principal donors this month. Our day is Tuesday, March 23. The mobile unit will be station ed at the
VFW on Liberty Street. All donors will be transported to and from the unit by the Red Cross station
wagon. Donors' time taken from work , up to 2 hours, will be paid for. The Blood Bank has been of
real service to Argus people and their families as Genevieve and Jo Wright, Jan Gala, Stephanie
Burns, Laura Tomshack, Jack Scott, Omer Parks, Maude Lindsey, Rose Briggs, the family of Edward
Dieterle and many others will gratefully acknowledge. QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED Who can give blood? Any
person may dónate blood who is 21 through 59 years old,in good health and weighs 110 lbs . or
more. Any person between 18 and 21 years old may dónate blood i f he has his par ent s' or
guardián' s written consent. How of ten can I give blood? Donations may be made as o f ten as
every eight weeks, but not more than five times in any 12 months. Should a donor avoid certain foods
bef ore giving blood? Fes. During a 4 hour period bef ore his donation a donor shculd avoid heavy,
fatty foods. Included in this list are eggs ,meat ,cream, salad dressing, butter , f ried foods,
etc. However, following donations , the donor is entirely f ree to return to his normal, health ful
di et . Does a donor experience any noticeable effect from giving blood? A healthy person should
feel no unusual effect s whatsoever . What precautions are observed for the donor' s safety? For the
safety of himself and the recipiënt of his blood, each donor relates facts of his medical
history, A nurse asks him about past illnesses. His blood pressure ,temper ature , pulse, weight and
hemoglobin level are determined.
Argus Gives $2,828 To The Red Cross
A total of $2,838 was donated by Argus to the American Red Cross this month during the 1954
organization's animal drive for funds. Last October, when Argus conducted its once-a-year
fund-raising campaign for combined Community Chest -Red Cross purposes, employés donated
$1414 for the Red Cross. The Company, matching employé contributions dollar for dollar, also
contributed $1414 to make the grand total of $2, 828. The Red Cross has expressed deep appreciation
for the géneros ity of Argus employés.
You Asked Andy
You sure made mine an easy job last month. I found just three questions in the Andy boxes.
They're all good ones, though- so here goes ! Sanitary Floors The first question is something Fve of
ten wonder ed about. Can' t something be done about spitting on the f loor? You can' t walk up the
stairs without stepping int o it . The only answer I have for this one is that maybe the guilty
persons don't realize how unsanitary such a practice is and how it looks to the people with whom
they work. Sometimes Tve wondered, too, what kind of an impression visitors from outside the plant
get when they stop in to see us and are greeted with this practice. Cups in Cafetería If it'
s necessary to have paper cups for coffee in the cafetería, why can' t we have the ones with
handles? Certainly would prevent a lot of spilling. Ray Higgins from the Cafeteria says that in the
past he always purchased paper cups with handles. But right now the dealers are out of them. So he
is forced to buy the handleless type. The price is the same for both kinds, he says, and as soon as
paper cups with handles are available, heTll get them. Donation Policy What is the company' s policy
towards donations? At least once a week there is a collection for something such as sick relat ives,
flowers for sick employés , war orphans and others. Contributions are also asked for Scouts,
fraternities and other local organizations . I understood that by joining the Recreation Club and
giving to the Community Chest we were doing our part. It is very embarrassing to have to give even
when you can' t af ford it . Can' t you please do something about this situation? I called on Mrs.
Radío rd for help with that one. She says that only one drive a year, in October, is made by
the Company for raising funds. And this is a combined drive for Community Chest and Red Cross
purposes only. The Recreation Club membership fee Iets you particípate in all of the club's
activities for a year- dances, sports leagues, contests, use of Independence Lake, etc. It also
helps cover the cost of flowers which the club sends employés who have been absent from work
for one week because of illness. The club also sends flowers whenever possible to the funerals of
husbands, wives, parents, children of employés. All other wide solicitations are frowned upon
by a Company policy which says: "Since the collecting of money to purchase gifts for a fellow
employé can créate hard feelings by including persons who do not know the
employé well enough to contribute and by not including those who would like to give, such
collections must be confined to the employé' s department. Solicitations of any kind must be
approved by the department head. " They definitely should be kept to a minimum. Leave of
Absence Policy Last month I said the personal leave of absence policy was modif ied January 1, 1954
and it would be explained this month. This is the revised policy:
"Personal leaves oí absence are recognized as necessary on such occasions as death in
the family, serious family illness and the like. Such personal leaves may be approved by department
heads depending on such factors as the seriousness of the personal situation, the workload of the
department, etc. ; and subject to the approval of the Personnel Department. "The period,of any
leave of absence is not to exceed two calendar weeks during the year June 1 to June 1, Only in the
case of extreme emergency may the leave be renewed at the expiration date. Such renewals will be
dependent upon supporting evidence such as a physicianTs recommendation and the like. Keep the
questions coming, folks. So long until next month. Andy
Argus Photo Album
Ted Adams, Machine Shop, was one of the well-dressed golfers in the "roaringtwenties."
The child in the background is Earl Burt, well - k n o w n local golfer who only a few years ago
advanced to the finals of the city tournament before
losing out to Roger Kessler. This picture was taken in 1927.
Argusites Go To A Valentine Party
Argus people waltzed to the music of Joe Foder, whirled to the square dance calis of Glenn
Eastman, won smoked hams as
door prizes and generally had a happy Valentine's Eve at the Recreation Club's Valentine Dance on
February 13. The dance, held at the American Legion Home, was attended by
ly 250 people. Any Argusite holding nis recreation card was admitted, free of charge, with his
partner. A drawing was held for the ham door prizes.
Eddie Girvan held the drawing box, while a member of the band drew the lucky numbers. Winners of
hams were: Lee Monson, Tabulating; Leo Wiederhoft , Polishing; Richard Bradmon, Grinding; Mary
ernment Optical Assembly; Reuben Koch, Tool Room; Paul Hilge, Ordnance.
Argus Salesman Writes- A Memo To People In Production
Sometimes it' s fun to stand back and get a fresh view of your job. It' s opening to know what
other people think of the work you' re doing. That' s why this memo written by Jack Pel ton, Argus
regional sales manager, is particular ly interesting. The telephone has just rung for the umpteenth
time 'Tm sorry, wish I could help you. We've been sold out on C-3's since October. No, I don't have
any more Model 75 Kits left, but ril see if I can piek some up for you. What happened to the 48 I
sent you last week?" And so it goes. What a wonderful thing it is to know that your products
are in such great demand. When we were writing our
mas business earlier this year, most of my dealers feit that they had gone pretty well overboard
in placing their Christmas orders. Now these same dealers are calling and wiring and complaining
that they don' t have nearly enough merchandise. I was thinking about this situation while driving
home from Springfield and Columbus today. I tried to analyze the whole situation to determine the
Mwhy" of the tremendous popularity of Argus products. Of course, there is no single, simple
answer. In the final analysis, it all boils down to that little bit of extra effort, gladly given,
happily done by everyone working for our tightly knit organization.
I get a thrill everytime I'm in a dealer' s store and a shipment arrives and I get a chance to
inspect it as the merchandise is laid out. Shiny new cameras that anyone is proud to sell or own.
And, I think of the people on the line who take the raw mater ials of steel, plastics, aluminum, et
cetera, and mould them into the perfect picture-taking and picture -projecting units. The perfection
we have developed in our production, yet which seems so casual when one sees the cameras made, is a
marvelous thing to watch. We, in the field, owe so much to all the people in the plant who labor and
put in long hours to give us products worthy of the proud name, Argus.
Barbara Fry To Wed
Barbara Fry, Government Opti - cal Assembly , daughter of Mr., and Mrs. Fred C. Etzel, Ann Arbor,
is engagedto John Hixson , son of Mr . and Mrs. Harry Hixson, Ann Arbor.
No wedding date has been set.
Caroline Bates Is Engaged
Caroline Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cari Bates (Cari is Tool Room Foreman) is engaged to
Robert Toney, son of Mrs. Mary Haselswerdt of Chelsea. The brideto-be and her fiance are both
juniors at Michigan State College.
Harrison-theros Wedding Planned
Martha Jane Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harrison, Ypsilanti, is engagedto George
Theros, Production Planning. Their wedding date has been tentatively set for July.
Beverly Braatz Married
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin H. Braatz, Evergreen Drive, Ann Arbor, announce the marriage of their
daughter, Beverly, to William Smith of Hamburg, Michigan. The wedding was held Saturday, January 30,
at 7:30 p. m. in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Reception was held in the church parish hall.
Erv Braatz is Maintenance foreman.
Florida Is Favorite Vacation Spot
All points south, and Florida in particular, have been favorite vacation spots for Argusites this
winter. Among vacationers who basked under the southern sun were these Argus people: Dick and Dorri
Foster spent a January vacation in Naples, Florida. They f lew both ways and carne home sun-tanned
and rested. Dick works in Pur chas ing. Margaret Hardy, Purchasing, began her vacation on January 15
when she left for Florida and Nassau, Bahama Islands. While in the Bahamas, she visited several
Bahamian homes, met the Archbishop of York and visited Fort Charlotte and Paradise Beach. Shirley
and Arthur Dersham and Harriette Clement droveto Lockhart, Texas for their vacation in February.
They visited Norma Weaver, Shirley and Harriette' s sister, and met their new niece. Norma worked in
the Mail Room before she v. was married. Shirley works in Tabulating, Art in Service, and Harriette
in Sales. Evelyn Loy, Switchboard, dr ove to Florida for her two-week vacation in February.
Marshall Quinn, Accounts Receivable, and Cari Heselschwerdt, Receiving Inspection, spent their
vacations last month in Florida and Nassau. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Fisher spent a two-week vacation in
Tavares, Florida, in February. They visited friends and spent a leisurely vacation playing golf.
Kirk works in Credit.
Max Robinson, Camera Assembly, has a new son, Roger Dale, born January 25 and weighing 8-12 lbs.
Max also has a four-year-old son, Michael Lynn. Torn Trumbull, Tool Room, has a new son, Terry Lee,
born February 2, weighing 7 lbs. , 3 oz. David Wayne is the name of Wayne Haushalter's new son. He
was born January 26, weighing 6 lbs. , 10 oz. Daddy works in Engineering. George Jordán' s
new daughter's name is Rosemary Grace. She was born February 8 weighing 7 lbs. , 4 oz. George works
in Government Optical Assembly. Mary Knight, Pur chas ing, has a son, Robert James, born January 31,
weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. Eight pound, 13 oz. , Debra was the newcomer to the Bill Baker home February
16. Bill, who works in the Machine Shop, nights, has another daughter, Sandra, age 5. Also born
February 16 was Jeffrey Culver Green, to Francés Green, Accounting. He weighed in at 7 lbs. ,
14 oz. It was two boys and a girl for Robert Wood, Machine Shop, night shift, when 8 lb. , 2 oz.
Lawrence Bradley arrived Feb. 6. Brother is 2-12-year-old Douglas, and sister is Rose Anne, age
Sincere Sympathy To
Margaret Eisele, Purchasing, in her recent bereavement. Irene Crouse, Planning, and her husband,
Gail. GaiPs father passed away recently. Nancy Carpenter, Inventory Control, who recently lost her
Argus Men In Service
Ted Waxman, Government Optical Assembly, visited the plant while he was home on leave f rom the
army recently. His current address is: Pvt. Ted Waxman, U.S. 55405300 2128-2 ASU, Fort Knox,
Start Scholarship Applications Now
Scholarship applications for next falPs term at the University of Michigan or Michigan State
Normal College must be in by May 15. Four Argus schol - arships of $250 each are available for
employés of Argus and their children. Only entering freshmen may apply. Application mater
ials may be obtained from the Personnel Department.
Conways Visit Argus
Myron "Red" Conway and his wife, Beulah, stopped at the plant last month to gr eet
their friends. "Red, " former moving supervisor, left the Company in 1949. He has now re
tired at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and is active as deputy sheriff and photographer.
Art Christ's Son Is Camp Photographer
Art Christ, Maintenance, is pretty proud of his copy of the 31st Infantry División camp
bookfrom Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Reason? His son, Corporal Charles MBud" Christ, took most of
the pictures. Bud, who has long been interested in photography is now official photographer for Camp
Argus Names In The News
Jack Grimston, Inventory Control, has been appointed Junior Chamber of Commerce Chairman for the
coming Ann Arbor Builders' Show. James Brinkerhoff , Factory Manager, has been elected to the Ann
Arbor Board of National Conference of Christians and Jews. Les Schwanbeck, Material Control Manager,
was elected Corresponding Secretary of the Ann Arbor Chapter of the Isaak Walton League. Les is also
a very active father in the Cub Scouts of Stone School, Pack No. 3. Irv Halman, Internal Auditing,
is in charge of publicity for the coming Ann Arbor Bunders' Show. Héctor Haas, Engineering,
was elected Second Vice Chairman for the Water loo Chapter No. 79 of the American Society of Tool
Engineers. Lloyd Ussery, Engineering, was elected Secretary for the same chapter. Joseph Detweiler,
Company Secretary- Treasur er, has been appointed 1954 Community Chest drive chairman in Ann
Quickie Parties Held Last Month
That 10-minute rest period, morning and evening, is a favorite time for on-the-spot parties at
Argus . Pictures below were snapped at several special occasion parties last month.
February Suggestions Win Total Or $633.21
Sam McGarry, Machine Shop, was awarded $241.64 last month for his suggestion to elimínate
a burring operation on the "75" camera winding shaft. Next largest award of $211. 77 went
to Herbert Roberts, Paint Shop, for suggesting a change in the procedure of machining the C-3 case.
Irene McCord, Government Optical Assembly, was awarded $55.44 for suggesting an improved method of
mixing sealer for government scopes. $54.60 went to Harold Thompson, Accounting, for suggesting the
elimination of some degreasing, spraying and handling operations. Walter Hubbard, Government Optical
Assembly, suggested a new mask for painting the T-38 scope and was awarded $19. 76. Awards of $10.
00 each went to Katherine Cannis, Government Packing, Leo J. Stapleton, Jr. , Final Inspection,
Patricia Daugherty, formerly of Sales, Stanley Ruffin, Government Optical Assembly. Andy Kokinakes,
Planning, and Robert Gramprie, Engineering, got awards of $5. 00 each.
$8,468.00 Paid In 1953 Suggestion Awards
More money was paid out in suggestion awards last year and a larger percentage of suggestions
received were adopted than in 1952, Art Parker, Jr. , Suggestion Plan Manager, recently announced.
$8,468.00 was paid out in suggestion awards in 1953 as compared to $6,168.28 paid out in 1952. These
awards resulted f rom 801 suggestions received in 1953 of which 207 were adopted. In 1952, 558
suggestions were received and 95 were adopted. The highest award paid last year was the maximum
limit of $2,500.00. This year, the maximum award limit has been raised to $10,000.00 as recently
Bowlers Bound For Traverse City
A group of Argus women were among the Ann Arbor lady bowlers who competed for honors at the
women' s state bowling tournament in Traverse City, Michigan, March 6 and 7. Pictured below, the
gals were busy practicing strikes and spares for the big weekend.
It is doubtful if any ing season at Argus has produced as close and exciting a race as this
year's title chase. At this late stage of the race, there is only a five-game spread between the top
PLANNING AND QUALITY CONTROL TIED FOR LEAD Glenn AltTs confident Planning team has moved into a
tie for the league leadership with Chuck McClune and his Quality Control entry. The latter has shown
signs of weakening in the past few weeks. The Planners have been nothing short of sensational in
their surge to the top of the heap. Glenn' s crew took the big step in the march to the top when
they swept all four points from Joe Lyons' good Engine Ears five. Captain Alt led the
double-barreled attack by coming through with a wellrolled 558 series. He was given strong support
from all of his teammates. "Big Torn" Knight, "Jumping Joe" Jarosyzk, Russ
Conley and "Thumpin' Theodore" Adams all topped the 500 mark in this match. The big test
will come after this story goes to press, when they lock horns with Jack Cummings and his determined
Thirsty Five on February 26. This entry is now only two points from the league lead. This is their
opportunity to vault into the number one spot. CONTROLLERS BATTLE TOOL ROOM While the Planners were
rolling their way to a tie for the league leadership, their main threats were having trouble. Each
dropped three important points. The Controllers had anticipated smooth sailing against Jim Fraser
and his Tool Room entry, but toolmaker Steve Jardno picked this night to give his best single game
effort of the year. In the middle line, Steve chalked up a flock of strikes that totaled up to a
sparkling 235 game. This big game enabled his team to squeeze out a one-pin victory. The Quality
Controllers rallied their forces to win the final game, but Steve' s "big line" had
succeeded in handing the co-leaders a bitter three-to-one setback. THIRSTY FIVE TAKE BEATING On this
same night, Jack Cummings and his Thirsty Fivers had the opening to take over the lead. But they
were found wanting in their bid for the spot. Only Les Schwanbeck was able to keep his bowling on a
par with his chatter. The rest of the team brought their voice boxes to the alleys, but must have
left their bowling skill at home. However, the team would have had to be in high gear because Ken
Kaufman and his Green Hornets were at their best in this encounter. Lefty Mei Bahnmiller came out of
his slump and splattered the pins for a 566 series. Mei started out with an opening game of 223,
followed with another good line of 202 and then simmered down for a 141 count in the final game.
MeFs series was more than enough to furnish the pins for total pins point. The thirsty ones are
still talking to themselves as a result of this unexpected reversal. TRAILERS STILL FIGHTING Still
hopeful of gaining the top rung are the entries of the Machine Shop and the "T" Assembly.
Each of these swept four points in their last matches, leaving the Machine Shoppers with a one-point
advantage over the assemblers. The machinists were none too hot themselves, but luckily ran into a
stone cold Ten Pin team that seemed unable to lócate the head pin. The assemblers, on the
other hand, had to have outstanding performances from Captain Leo Stapleton and Jack Maitech to
overeóme a battling Atomic Five. Despite their dropping four points to the Machine Shop, Marv
Geiger's Ten Pins are deadlocked with Jim FraserTs Tool Room and Rube Egeler's Paint Shop for sixth
in the standings with identical 47-41 records. This percentage leaves the group 12 points from the
league lead. At this late date, it appears unlikely that any of them will prove to be a threat for
the title. The fade of the Paint Shop from the title battle is due in no part to its captain, Rube
Egeler. Rube is enjoying his usual good success, but the team is not coming through in the clutch as
they did last year in winning the league trophy. It is certain that a new champion will be crowned
this year. It would not be surprising to have the teams battle down to the wire before the winner
will be established.
Recreation Club Sponsors Women's Cribbage Tournament
Women cribbage players began the playoff for cash prizes on February 22 in the Plant H canteen.
Final winner decisions will be made at future March playoff s. First prize winner will receive $15;
second prize winner will receive $10; third prize winner will receive $5.
Calling All Golfers!
WOMEN: A women's golf meeting will be held Tuesday, Maren 16, at 3:30 p. m. in the Plant II
cafeteria. All women who want to play in the coming season's league, please attend. MEN: Start
thinking about the rules and regulations you want
to use for the coming season's golf league. Balloting will be held the first part of April .
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Clip and save in Loóse Leaf Noceboolc to build a Photo Manual ' 1-2-3 FLASH! : I O Flash
photography seems to be a very puzzling subject, and millions of words have ' been written in an
attempt to explain it. So let's try this approach, using the C-3 ' camera. There are three settings
to be made: 1. Shutter speed. 2. Focus. i 3. F opening. ( Let's go over them one at a time. 1. Set
the shutter speed at 130 second (125 on the new C-3's) for all flash pic' tures regardless of film
or bulb used. 2. You decide the distance you want the camera to be from the subject. i That takes
care of 1 and 2 without any calculations . , 3. This is the tough one. E ach bulb package gives you
a guide number to be used ( with the film -bulb combination you are using. If you do not understand
the formula, cali the photographic store or ask someone who takes a lot of flash, and they will '
give you the number. ' When you get the guide number, you divide it by the subject distance you ■
have decided on and the answer is The ï opening. , Let's assume that you are using Plus X film
and SM bulbs: ( 1. is 130 second. ( 2. You have decided on a distance of 10 feet. 3. The guide
number for Plus X - SM is 80. Since 80 divided by 10 is 8, you ' set your camera at f8. ' Olt is
very important with the C-3 to know that the "B" or "bulb" setting on the , I-B
button (the one you press to take the picture) has nothing to do with flash bulbs. , The setting
should be at I. , The old-time photographer actually squeezed a bulb to open the shutter, and as
long as he held it squeezed the shutter stayed open. The B, or bulb, setting on the ' C-3 does the
same thing. As long as you hold it down the shutter stays open re gardless of where the speed scale
is set. ■ The foregoing rules apply to the A4, EF, and Model 40 except that they do not , have an
I-B button to worry about. They also apply to the 21 and C-4, if the F-M ( switch is set at F. With
these cameras, also, you have no I-B worries.