Should Argus Have A Credit Union?
(See pages 6-7)
Reviewing Argus Progress
Considerable interest has been shown in our announcement to set up a Canadian operation. We have
studied the Canadian market for over two years to see whether such a move would be profitable. The
studies have shown that the range potential is great and that this operation could add appreciably
to our business. Argus is not now competitive in Canada. The duty on our products increases their
retail price substantially. For example: the C3 now sells for $83.75 in Canada as compared to $66.
50 in the United States. In addition, service for the Canadian dealer is a difficult problem.
Furthermore, this potentially large market is now being handled by only a few camera manufacturers.
We expect to start out with a very small Canadian operation for final assembly only. Right now our
plans are to assemble the 75, Super 75, A4, Projector, and C3. As the increase in business warrants,
certain items for assembly maybe purchased there rather than being shipped over. After an extensive
study of locations, it was decided to establish our plant somewhere near Toronto. This is the center
of the largest
ing area in the country. To prepare for this move, Fred Leeman of the Standards Department has
been appointed manager of this operation. FTC CHARGES DO NOT HINDER OPERATIONS At the employé
meeting last month someone asked me if the Federal Trade Commission's recent criticism of our
discount structure was interfering with our operations. I would like to repeat that this situation
has had no effect on our operations. The FTC has charged us with giving a larger discount to dealers
who buy large quantities of our products-a practice considered perfectly reasonable by manufacturers
all over the country. Immediately after these charges were made, we changed our discount practice
and petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to dismiss the suit. The change in policy has no effect
on most of our dealers. SCHEDULE READJUSTMENT Our sales for the first four months at Argus are about
equal to last year. This four months is also the period during which we plan addition to our
inventory so as to stabilize employment throughout the year. As a result of our planned sales
being less than anticipated, however, we have had to readjust schèdules somewhat to
maintain this inventory at a reasonable level. A few temporary layoffs have resulted from this
rescheduling. At the present time it seems entirely possiblethat thosepeople withseniority will be
called back in the near future as replacements for people who will leave due to normal turnover. If
the seasonal increase in sales continue, further schedule adjustments will not be necessary. General
retail business at Easter was good. In f act, it was nearly equal to 1953- a banner year. We
certainly hope that our camera sales will reflect this business during the rest of 1954. Our
government contract program has been active and will remain so for the remainder of the fiscal year.
A modest part of it will continue into 1955. We have eliminated overtime work in Government Assembly
so the completion dates of our contracts can be staggered. This will provide bette r opportunity for
these people to be employed elsewhere in our plant.
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 Lewis, Babe
Peterson, Eddie Girvan.
Argus Meets Royalty
The English magazine "Picture Post" recently ran the above photo of Queen Elizabeth
riding in her car in Bermuda. Mr. Lewis later received a letter from an Argus fan in England who
pointed out, MIn the background you will note a crowd of people, six of whom are taking photographs,
and of the six cameras shown, I think you will agree that four of them appear to be Argus Cameras.
MArgus Eyes" cover contest winner this month is Chuck McClune, Engineering. Chuck took the
photo of his 3-monthold Cocker with an Argus 40 and flash attachment.
Meet Your New Recreation Club Officers And Representatives
As a result of the Recreation Club election last month, new vice-president is Bill Betke, Machine
Shop (back, right), treasurer is Bill Fike, Tool Room (back, left), and secretary is Liz Clapham,
Personnel. Don Crump, Receiving Inspection (front row), last year's vice-president, was
automatically elevated to president according to Recreation Club by-laws. NOMINATING PROCEDURE
An explanation of how club officers were nominated was given by new president Don Crump recently.
'The Recreation Club representatives (these people represent those in their individual departments)
appoint a nominating committee, M he said. MThis committee nominates persons who have actively
participated in Recreation Club activities as candidates for club officers. " It is feit that
officers must have had experience in club activities in the past in order to keep future activities
running smoothly. Club representatives and officers feit a need for coordination between Plant I and
Plant II and the club. Therefore, this year the incoming president also appointed two
members-at-large, one for each plant, to help him with this coordination. PICTURES WILL BE POSTED
HEREAFTER The suggestion made at the recent employé meeting that pictures of officer
candidates and Recreation Club representatives be posted either in "Argus Eyes" or on the
bulletin boards before the election was heartily approved by President Don Crump. MThis posting will
be done before the next election, Tt he said. NIGHT SHIFT HELP WANTED About the night shift,
President Crump said, "We certainly appreciate any help that night shift people can give us at
Independence Lake. And this year we will try to get several lake projects going during the morning
or afternoon. M Any night shift people who are interested in taking part in these projects should
contact their representatives or one of the club officers. Photo in lower right corner, left to
right: Herb Frederick (Dept. 41, 63, 64, 81, 89), Art Parker, Jr. (member-at-large, Plant II),
George Navarre (night shift, Plant I), Leo Wiederhoft (night shift, Plant II).
Your Name On This List? If It Is ... You Share Argus Profits
People who began working at Argus between September 1, 1950 and August 31, 1951 are eligible to
become profit-sharers this August. Names of these people who have worked at Argus for three fiscal
years are listed belowo Profit-sharers agree to deposit a percentage of each pay check into the
profit-sharing fund through regular deductions. They can deposit as little as 2% or as much as 5%.
To keep the shares fair for all, no one can contribute more than $200 in one year. At the end of
each fiscal year, the company pays 10% of its profits bef ore taxes into fund or up to as much as
four times the combined contributions of all members. This money is distributed to the members'
accounts according to the amount each member contributed during the year. Last year, every $200
invested by an employé for the year ending July 31, 1953 was worth $1,000 plus
relinquishments and interest. _
THESE PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME PROFIT-SHARERS THIS AUGUST
SCREW MACHINE DEPARTMENT Stanley Fritz MACHINE SHOP Nicholas Bandrofchak Godfred Bredemeyer
George .Calado William Cheatham Paul Higgins Gilbert Jaeger Mildred Kintigh Ed Kline Francis
L'Esperance Laurence Mayers Merle Myers Reuben Rohde Gerald Scott Elinore Sherman Jack Shilling Ruby
Skinner Richard Williams Jasper Womack Frank Wright PUNCH PRESS ROOM Jeanette Hilton Angeline
Milligan PAINT SHOP Lew is Butzer Harold Luckhardt CAMERA ASSEMBLY Alice Alt Jessie Arnett L. G.
Bell Irene Brockhohn Marión Coats Barbara Cooch Gerald Robinson Barbara Sibert Gladys Umstead
Helen Walker Mary Ruth Yates Betty Marie Yoh Masuemarjie Yokoyama OPTICAL ASSEMBLY Hazel Brown
Evelyn Geiger Harry McKinley Patricia Meddaugh GOVERNMENT OPTICAL ASSEMBLY E liza Ann Andrews Mary
Azary Helen Doe James Lodwick Beatrice Magill Jacqueline Rau Donald Hinz LENS BLOCKING Keith Tripp
Al vin Wiedmeyer
Donald Canine Paul Guenther Robert Shankland Harold Wirth LENS POLISHING Ann Albertson Marvin
Geiger Harold Hollatz Russell Howe Charles Jacobus Stanley Koning Harold Nabb Russell Powell Herbert
Roberts, Jr. Florence Schneider Frederick Tower Leo Wiederhoft LENS CENTERING Marguerite Canine
Margaret Crumley Irene Doughty Lu c il Ie Harvey Elmer Knox Leonard Motsinger Katherine Pfabe
Patricia Ranger George Sponaugle MAINTENANCE Charles Desmond Paul Hadley John Hinck Floyd Myer FINAL
INSPECTION Donald Breehl Jeanadele FitzGerald Cari O' Dell Cleo Wood James Trail PRODUCTION
ENGINEERING Walter Bartell William Besenick Jack Danner Robert Gramprie George Harden Melville Hayes
Arthur Parker William Trow Maynard Wellman SALVAGE Richard Keeton RECEIVING INSPECTION William
Bennett Daniel Brough Florence French Raymond Kennedy Irene Root Margaret Sargent Marvin Wayne
Virginia Birney David Blattenberger William Lamb Art Parker, Jr. GENERAL FACTORY James
Brinkerhoff Robert Rossbach PRODUCTION PLANNING Fred Alchin William D. Alien Glenn Alt, Jr. Thomas
Cox Alex Mc Keen Thomas Otts TOOL ROOM Harley Boughner Irvin Gansley Harry Henry Omer Parks Frank
Skoman Claude Stoner Torn Trumbull RECEIVING AND SHIPPING Harold Baldner Robert Camilleri Laurence
Curtis William Underwood Hilda White INVENTORY CONTROL Juanita Dietle Jack Grimston TIME KEEPING
Sylvia Kalmbach TABULATING Shirley Ann Dersham William McCrie SERVICE AND REPAIR William McGinn
William Martin SALES Dorothy Bell Dawn Ramsey Genevieve Wright ACCOUNTING Sadie Bennett William
Brookmyer Ir ving Halman Kenneth Leighton Mary Morgan William Underwood Barbara Weidman +3eOn
military leave of absence On leave of absence.
Recreation Club Holds Gardening Contest
A contest for Argus gardeners will be held this year, Recreation Club officers recently
announced. Walt Smith, Camera Assembly, is in charge of the contest and Ed Nimke, Service, will
assist him. Beginning in June, judges will examine the entries in the garden in which they were
grown. Prizes will be announced at a later date.
Gardening Contest Rules
1. This being a contest of home and amateur gardeners, all commercial growers, horticulturists,
orchardists and landscapers are herewith ruled ineligible to enter this contest with the product of
their commercial activities. However, this rule does not apply to a product or products of his
garden not in the category of his commercial activities. 2. This contest is open to all members of
the Argus Recreation Club. Each member may submit as many items as he or she may desire. However,
each and every item submitted must have been raised in the contestant' s own garden. If it is shown
that any item submitted by any contestant has not been raised by that contestant, then all entries
made and entered by that contestant shall be ruled out of the contest. 3. All items submitted for
contest shall be judged on the "perfection basis. M Size, color, condition and closeness to
type shall all be considered by the judges of this contest. 4. Flowers, vegetables, fruits, berries
and house plants may be submitted in this contest. 5. The decisión of the judges shall be
final. All judges will be appointed by the Recreation Club Executive Committee.
Argus People Who Tested The Super "75" Say ... Easy Way To Take Excellent Pictures
The Super "75" is an easy-to-operate camera that takes unusually sharp, clear pictures,
according to most of the Argus people who tested the camera last month. A memo sent out to these
people asking them if they were satisfied with results brought these answers: MMore than satisfied
with results. Pictures are sharp, clear, good exposure on both flash and outdoor. Colormatic scales
were used on all pictures, so I feel it will be a definite asset to the rank amateur. "
"Would like to purchase the same camera. Colormatic is the answer to making sure of good
pictures. " "1 roll was taken by my 12-year-old daughter- all pictures good. 1 roll taken
by boy, 9 years old all flash, verv eood. "
When asked what feature of the camera they liked best, majority of testers said "colormatic.
Tt "Even I_ can understand it!" said one person. "I believe this (colormatic) is the
best thing since doublé exposure prevention, " said someone else. "Older people
thought they would take pictures more easily than even with the "75" and flash," said
a third person. Results of the survey showed that pictures taken in tests with the Super
"75" turned out better and sharper for more people than is usual in a first test with a
"OLD KING TUT has slowed down these last 90 years, " engineers in the drafting room
jokingly charged. So they hooked an outboard motor on the back of Charlie Tuthill's chair. Privately
they said, "Charlie is the lift we need in an everyday world. His 'Helio, George' to everyone,
no matter what the name, is a common greeting in our department. Despite his serious illness a few
years ago, Charlie has a bright outlook on life that perks us all up. " Below, George Harden
and Gloria Wood help Charlie get going full steam ahead!
A BIRTHDAY WISH COME TRUE is what Ron Talbot, Final Inspection, hoped for when he vigorously blew
out the candles on his birthday cake last month. The cake was a surprise from friends in Plant
Should Argus Have A Credit Union?
Every once in a while a question pops up about credit unions. Sometimes I get the question in an
informal discussion; sometimes I get it in an on-the-spot question. Frankly, I don't know whether
Argus should have a credit union or not. And people I went to for answers like Torn Spitier and Mrs.
Radford don't know either. But the unanimous opinión seems to be that if people at Argus want
one, they should have one. So Fve been digging around all month getting the latest dope on credit
unions. I tried to anticipate questions you might ask and get their answers for you. Here they are:
First, Teil Me What's The Purpose Of A Credit Union ?
A credit unión is a cooperative association that's organized to supply members of a group
with a plan of systematic savings and of making it possible for this group to make loans to its
members at reassonable interest rates. How Does This Credit Union Opérate ? If Argus people
should decide to start a credit unión, membership would be limited to people who work there
perhaps, their families. The credit unión would be chartered according to state or federal
credit union laws. Argus people would have to compare the two to decide which one seems to fit their
needs the best and set up the credit union accordingly. Each member of the credit union would have
to agree to save, for example, at least $5.00 in the credit union. He would save this money by
purchasing a $5.00 share in the credit union and paying for it either in a lump sum or in
installments of say, 25? a week. He could save more than that, if he would
like, in múltiples of 25?, (509, 759, etc.) or he may buy units of $5. 00 each. This money
could be withdrawn at any time, as from a bank. Savings of all the members would be invested in
loans to credit union members who need money at low interest rates. The credit union could make
small unsecured loans (less than $50 or some other stipulated maximum) or adequately secured loans
for larger amounts. How large the loans could be would depend upon how many people joined the credit
union and how much money they put into it. Who Would Run The Credit Union ?
The credit unión would have a board of directors, a credit committee and a supervisory
committee chosen by and from members of the organization. Each
member would be entitled to one vote. The directors choose from among themselves a president,
vicepresidente treasurer and clerk. The directors also choose a bank for deposit of funds and they
bond the treasurer. The credit union starts when Argus is granted the right to start one by either
the state or federal government and when each of the members has made his initial savings
How Would My Savings Be Protected ? The credit committee passes on all loans and the supervisory
committee checks the books every three months. Annual reports are made to the state or federal
supervisory department and credit unions are annually examined in the same way as banks. Poor loan
risks are materially reduced because administrators of the credit unión possess personal
knowledge of the character of the members applying for loans. Then the treasurer of the credit union
and all persons handling or having custody of credit union funds are bonded.
THE QUESTIONS BELOW ARE MINE, THE ANSWERS ARE THOSE I GOT FROM PEOPLE I TALKED TO FROM THE
JACKSON-ANN ARBOR CREDIT UNION CHAPTER AND FROM OTHER RELIABLE SOURCES.
What Would Be The Advantage Of Saving Or Borrowing From The Credit Union Rather Then Say, My Own
Bank ? Advantages of saving: First, a credit union encourages saving among its members by providing
a plan to accommodate persons able to save only small amounts. One of the main purposes of the
credit union is to get every member saving on a regular basis, each to his f uil capacity to save.
You would probably find that you save more through a credit union than you would through a bank.
Because the credit union would be right there, at Argus, it would be more convenient to deposit
savings there than at a downtown bank. With well-established credit unions, a dividend rat e of 3 or
4 per cent per year is quite common. This dividend, of course, is substantially higher than
dividends from most savings banks. Advantages of borrowing: A credit union makes quick, cheap loans
to members possible in the event of an emergency as well as short -term credit for purchasing goods
at reasonable rates of interest. Maximum interest rate on loans is usually 1 per cent per month on
the unpaid balance. (Mr. Cook of the Ann Arbor Bell Telephone
Company office says that last year tneir crean union paid 4% interest on savings and at the same
time issued a 15% rebate on the interest of each loan. ) Often employés who belong to a
credit union find it more economical to pay cash for such "durable goods as washing machines,
refrigera - tors and automobiles by borrowing funds from the credit union rather than by purchasing
on a time basis. Personal financial matters are held confidential. Board members, in
account will refer to the account number rather than to the name of the person having the
account. Say, This Credit Union Idea Sounds Wonderf ui ! What's There To Worry About? Well, first
you must be sure that there is an active interest among Argus people in starting a credit union.
There must be a need for one. Of course, if there aren't enough investors, there won't be any money
to lend. And if no one is interested in borrowing money, investors won't receive interest on their
investment. Then Argus profit-sharers must be interested in credit unions. Naturally, Argus people
eligible to be profit-sharers would choose this savings idea first because the interest rates are
substantially higher than they could be in a credit union. More and more people will become
profit-sharers each year. And these same people must also be interested in participating in a credit
union. To be successful, an Argus credit union will need their support! Well,That's The Story,
Folks. Now I Ask What Do You Should Argus Start A Credit Union ? ANDY P. S. You will receive a
questionnaire asking your opinión of Argus people starting a credit union. From questionnaire
results, it will be determined whether or not a credit union would be a worthwhile venture.
People at Argus work together and have fun together! Parties are held in all departments during
rest and lunch periods as well as after work. These are just a sample. TABLES WERE TURNED on Cliff
Swanson, Optical Assembly, last month when he, instead of his brideto-be, was showered with gifts
for the home. The surprise shower was given by Cliff s co-workers in Plant II. Surrounding
groom-to-be Cliff, who wears the pleased grin, are (left to right) Grace Quinton, Dorothy Bradley,
Charlene Bobon, Patricia Meddaugh, Maxine Mullin.
A GROUP FROM PLANT II surprised Elmer Pfister, Polishing, with a farewell party and billfold when
Elmer left the company. The party was held at the home of Richard Guarino.
Happy Winners Get
Harold Thompson, Production Engineering, was awarded $216 the largest suggestion award last month
for his new method of posting scrap records by Inventory Control. Louis Farrell, Service, came
second with a $75 award for suggesting service returns on credit merchandise. Harold Toutant,
Machine Shop, won $58.67 for suggesting a revisión of the drill jig. Alice LaRoe, Screw
Machine, got $54.65 for suggesting mimeograph floor-inspection forms for screw machines. $50. 78
went to Walter Hubbard, Government Optical Assembly, who suggested a new method of masking telescope
eyepieces, and $47. 20 went to Harold Gee, Machine Shop, for suggesting the combination of two
operations on the C3. Orrin Decker, Lens Blocking, won $15 last month. And each of these people won
$10: Irene Swaney, Lens Centering; Mildred Williams, Lens Polishing; Betty Patterson, Service;
Walter Hubbard, Government Optical Assembly; Fred Alchin, Production Planning; Ed Sayer, Shipping;
Berniece Blackmer, Harold Hale and William Klave all of Government Optical Assembly. Suggestion
awards totaled $669. 18 for the month.
You Asked Andy
A whole potful of questions really kept me hopping last month. The first one involves books on
the Good Reading Racks and it shows that people really do read these books, but thoroughly ! Figures
in Books on Reading Racks You' re right, the book titled "The Man You Hurt May Be
Yourself" does have two figures in it which contradict each other. Mrs. Radford told me that
all these books are ordered by Argus from the Good Reading Rack Service in New York City. So I got
busy and wrote a letter to put them on the spot. (Andy's favorite trick is squirming out of a -tight
spot by putting someone else into it!) I gave them your figures and asked for an explanation. As
soon as I get it, I1 11 give their answer to you in "Argus Eyes. " Skylight Painted in
Receiving Inspection The complaint on glare from the skylight in Receiving Inspection was checked
with Jim Brinkerhoff who pointed out that this situation had, by then, been taken care of.
Everything is all painted- and everyone is happy again, we hope! Sanitary Conditions in the Shop
Chuck Myers got the question on cigar butts and chewing tobáceo in theshop. Chuck said he
would speak to the men immediately. He also said he would provide the boxes you mentioned. By the
time you read this, everything should have been taken care of. Democratie Nominations in Recreation
Club Elections I think Don Crump's explanation of how candidates are nóminated for Recreation
Club elections (see the story on page 3 of this issue) will make those proceedings a little bit
clearer. If you have any further questions or criticisms on these methods, your Recreation Club
officers or representatives should hear about them. If enough people think that this method of
nominating should be changed, something should be done about it. The Recreation Club is your club,
and by-laws can be changed when necessary.
Parking in the Streets Criticism of employé parking in the street outside Argus came up at
the last employé meeting. And 'ol Andy was the one asked to say something aboutitthis month.
Well, about all I can say is- if everyone who parks in the street would try his best to take up as
little room as possible with his car, there would be more room for everyone. So long for now,
THIS IS A PARKING HOG (Gruesome sight, isn't he?) He parks carelessly along the curb in front of
Argus, sprawling his one car ac r o ss enough space for two. Other parker s hate him. Co-workers
have no respect for him. He and his car are called ñames behind his back. WERE YOU A PARKING
HOG LAST MONTH? y
ARGUS HAS NEW DEALER PUBLICATION "Selling Argus," new magazine for dealers, went to
press for the first time last month. This 6-page magazine replaces the old dealer newsletter and the
Root's Dolphin Wins
Walt Root, Engineering, was recently notified by the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce in Florida
that the Dolphin which he caught while deep-sea fishing on July 23, 1953 has won first place in its
división of the 7th Annual Fishing Tournament. The first was caught in the Atlantic Ocean
about 55 miles off shore. It measured 42-12" in length, 18-12" in girth and weighed 14
lbs. , 7 oz. This is about three times the average size for this type fish and abnormally large for
being caught so f ar north in Florida.
Wayne's Group Honored
Marvin Wayne, Government Optical Assembly, and his wife, Jane, have been spending long hours
working with their 4-H group. But last month they were rewarded. Their Bridgewater Township 4-H
group came out with an achievement award of 5th best in Washtenaw County at the 4-H Spring
Achievement Award Program at Ann Arbor High School. Marvin and Jane are leaders of a group of 22
boys and girls, most of them f rom farms around Bridgewater Township. The tTHandy Andy's and
Annie's" as the group calis themselves received awards in handicraft, sewing, plastics and
electrical work. When praised for his untiring work with the group, all Marvin will modestly say is,
"Well, someone has to help out the kids around our place !"
Moore Home On Furlough
Corporal Darwood Moore (Final Inspection) is spending a 25-day furlough with his wife, Jeanette,
Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Moore, Ferris St. ,
Ypsilanti, before going to Fort Lewis, Washington for further shipment to Far East command. Cpl.
Moore recently completed exercise "Ski Jump, " the army's cold weather and mountain
training maneuver at Camp Hale, Colorado. He is a switchboard operator in the 529th Signal Co. and
has previously served at Ft. Riley, Kansas. He entered the army in April, 1953 and is an inspector
5 Celebrate May Anniversaries
Argus Men Form New Investment Club
Ten men from Argus recently pooled their extra dollars and formed Citco, Ltd. , an investment
club. Citco (Collection-Investigation and Trading Company with Limited Funds) does what its name
implies. Members investigate stocks and invest their pooled funds in companies which have provided
steady dividends over á period of years. "The club now has 10 members," Irv Kalman,
club treasurer says: "And there are two additional openings for others who would be interested
in joining. " One other such investment club, the "Bulls and Bears" was organized
last year at Argus. President of Citco is Sherwood Mclntire, Accounting; treasurer-agent is Irving
Halman, Accounting; secretary is Will Van Dyke, Accounting. Other members are: George Haas,
Accounting; Dick Pierce, Sales; Dick Wood, Accounting; Marshall Quinn, Accounting; Jesse Cope,
Production Planning; John Shattuck, Production Planning; Oscar Spaly, Purchasing.
Cook Of The Month
Trim fat off 1-12 lbs. thinly-sliced round steak. Cut steak into pieces that roll up nicely.
Pound both sides of steak with flour, salt and pepper, using edge of saucer. Spread each piece of
meat generously with a hot prepared horseradish mustard. Put small strips of lean uncooked bacon on
mustard spread, then thinly-sliced finger strips of celery and onions. Salt and pepper. Roll meat up
using heavy toothpicks, 2 or 3 to each roll. Brown each piece in skillet using oil or bacon grease.
Add 12 c. water; cover and simmer until tender. Make thin brown gravy. RUTH CRANDALL'S FRENCH
STYLE" Scald 1-12 lbs. baby beef liver. Remove skin and rinse in cold water. Put a layer of
liver in a casserole that has been well oiled with olive or salad oil. Then put strip of uncooked
bacon, diced celery, mushrooms, and onions on liver. Repeat procedure until liver is used up. Last
of all, put 14 cup salad oil and 12 cup cooking sherry in casserole and bake at 350 F. for 45
Known for her culinary ability at the Argus men's bowling banquet (any of the bowlers will teil
you that her fried chicken is the best ever!) the tasty food she prepares for Ann Arbor Women of the
Moose, Ruth Crandall, Machine Shop, is probably one of the most well-known Mbest cooks" at
Argus. TTve had lotsof cooking experience, " she says. "Began cooking for a family of 6
when I was 11 years old!" Ruth has also cooked professionally in restaurants and has worked in
the catering business.
Peggy Seftenberg, of Chicago, Illinois, is engaged to David Miller. David is a newcomer in
Purchasing. Joyce Hughes, Purchasing, is engaged to William Aiken of Manchester. The couple plans to
be married in June. Betty Becker will become the bride of Jack Measley on May 15„ Betty works
in Invehtory Control; Jack is with the Ann Arbor Pólice Department. Joyce Braun will be
married to James Romine on May 16. Joyce works in Accounting; Jim works in Optical Assembly. Barbara
Weidman, Accounting, is engaged to Robert Barlow. Wedding date is set for June 19.
Daughter Comes Home Again
John Lawrence, Paint Shop, is a happy father these days. His daughter, Sammie, whom he hasn't
seen in 3 years, came home f rom New Hampshire where she attended school. Sammie plans to stay home
and help mother, John says.
Dave Blattenberger, Methods Model Shop, has a new son, David Porter, born April 27. Grandpa is Ed
Blattenberger, Engineering Model Shop. Walter Blackwellr Tr. , Engineering, has a new son, Brad,
born February 6 weighing 8 lbs. , 6 oz. Cathy Ann is the name of Jim Barkley's (Government Optical
Assembly), new daughter. Cathy' s mother, Helene, did work in Centering. William Clark, Paint Shop,
has a new daughter, Teresa Ann, born April 6 weighing 5 lbs. 2-12 oz. Robert Nichol, Camera
Assembly, has a son, Steven Allen, born May 19 weighing 7 lbs. , 12 oz. Steve's mother, Joyce, is on
leave of absence from Lens Coating.
Argus Names In The News
Mrs. Grace Radford, Personnel, was elected president of the Zonta International Women's Club last
month. Mrs. Radford is also secretary of the Michigan Children's Aid Society. Dave Merriman,
Comptroller, was committee member for the Fifth Annual Michigan Cost Conference held on April 10.
Dudley Scholten, Vice-President in charge of Sales, was elected vicepresident of the University of
Michigan Club of Ann Arbor at the board of governors meeting on Tuesday , April 27.
Maxine Wolfe became the bride of Clifford Swanson, Optical Assembly, in a 4 p. m. ceremony on
April 10 in the Faith Community Church, De - troit. The couple spent a two-week wedding trip in
Ann Liebisch Married
Ann Liebisch, Accounting, was married to Jim Duart on Saturday, April 24. The wedding was held in
Ann's sister' s home just outside of Chicago.
Edna Belleau, Camera Assembly, and Thomas Goetz, Government Optical Assembly were married at 8 p.
m. on February 26 in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. A family gathering at the Belleau' s home in Van
Dyke followed the wedding. Later Mr. and Mrs. Goetz traveled to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin,
Marilyn Walker Bride
Congratulations to Chuck McClune and his title-winning Quality Control team! Captain McClune,
Rudy Janci, Hal Thompson, Jess Cope and Don Crump have proved in the past weeks that they are very
strong champions. During the greater part of the season, the race was very close. But in the past
five weeks, the top team set a scorching pace by winning nineteen of twenty points. No other entry
could come close to matching this record. As a result, the margin by which the title was won this
year was a fat ten points. The complete superiority of the Quality Control entry is realized when
one figures the team average of all the teams in the league. From all of the other teams combined
and the complete list of substitutes, there were only three bowlers who had averages as high as the
TEAM average of the newly-crowned champions. With this array of talent on its roster, it is hard to
understand how the margin was not even greater than it was. Congratulations to the best team that
has been assembled at Argus since the league' s inception fifteen years ago. While the Controllers
were taking top honors, the battle for the consolation spot is going right down to the wire. Jack
Cummings' MThirsty FiveM and Glenn AltTs "Planners" are deadlocked for second place. It is
very probable that these two will cross swords on the final night to settle the issue. Only the
first three places in the final standings pay extra, but Bill Betke's "Machine Shop" and
Leo StapletonTs "T" Assembly are also staging a last ditch battle for fourth place.
Regardless of which team gains the advantage, each of the teams is to be commended for its efforts
during the past season. The Machine Shoppers got off to a bad start, but suddenly found themselves
and proceeded to move up to a contenderé position. The "T" Assembly entry was the
only lower average team that ended up in the top half of the league. The season will officially
close on Tuesday, May 4, when the Annual Banquet will be held at the Moose Lodge,
The 1954 Argus Golf Leagues got underway on Tuesday, April 27. Because four fewer teams were
entered this year, it was necessary for the leagues to be organized so that a fourteen-team league
would comprise the Tuesday group and there would be twelve team entries in each of the Wednesday and
Thursday leagues. Co-chairmen Bill Doyle and Bill Sturgis feit that it would be well for the leagues
to end play during the same week. For this reason, opening league competition for the last two
leagues has been delayed until the week of May 10. Ray Clark and his rules committee are to be
complimented for the job they did in establishing the rules that will govern play this summer.
President Joe Dobransky wishes to express his appreciation to the chairmen of the various committees
and to the members of the leagues for their full cooperation in getting the leagues off to such an
impressive start. He would also like to thank the Recreation Club for the financial support they
have afforded the leagues and for making it possible for all club members to par-■■--■-
mh-m-mmmmwm - ticipate in the play.
Because he feit that he would be unable to give the proper amount of time to his position, Joe
OTDonnell has decided to resign as manager of the Argus softball team. Stepping into his place is
Jack Scott. Jack has already taken charge of the team and has made a very marked impression upon the
players who now battle for starting positions. Manager Scott reports the team is progressing quite
satisf actor ily, but he hopes a few rough spots will be ironed out before the season is officially
opened. It is hoped that Argus fans will give the team the kind of support they enjoyed last
Team Gets Grand Trophy
Night Shift Holds Bowling Banquet
Dinner at the Farm Cupboard climaxed the bowling season for the Argus Afternoon League on April
17„ First place honors for the season went to the "High Spots" captain ed by Bob
Wood. Second place winners were the "Night CrawlersM with Harold Nabb as captain. Tied for
third place were the AMSPs with Ken Hubbell as captain and the Lilf Abner's with captain Bill
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Lucy Hawks, Camera Assembly, chose Easter time to visit her son, Garry, who is stationed at Camp
Rucker, Alabama. Irene Crouse, Production Planning and her husband, Gail, took a trip to
Pennsylvania to visit GaiPs family. Jesse Cope and his wife, Arlene, spent two weeks in Florida
during their vacation, April 17 through May 1. Rhea McLau.ghlin, Accounting, spent a vacation Mat
home" last month made particularly enjoyable because of her recently redecorated and
refurnished living room. Mary Lou Anderson, Secretary to Mr. Lewis, spent an exciting weekend in New
York City last month. Mary Lou saw two Broadway plays and visited the Stork Club and Toots Shore's
Restaurant. Lee Kinney, Accounting, spent the last two weeks in April in Galveston and Fort Worth,
Texas. Some of the time was spent visiting her sister who lives in Texas. Fran Watterworth, nurse in
first aid, vacationed in Miami last month. Special reason for the trip was a convention which both
she and her husband, Mac, attended.
Lady Bowlers Win Cash
Argus women bowlers took home their share of cash in the Women's City Bowling Tournament last
month. The Calkins Fletcher Drug team (Eva Baker, Optical Assembly, is captain) won $90. In the
doubles event, Gladys Wag - ner, Cementing, split $14. 50 with her partner; Juanita Boyd,
Timekeeping, split $12; Mildred Helzerman, Receiving Inspection, split $5. In the singles, Juanita
Boyd again won $9; Lori Johnson, Tabulating, won $9; Mary Briggs, Receiving Inspection, won $7. 67;
Clara Robison, Receiving Inspection, won $4 and Peggy Crump, Receiving Inspection, won $3.33.
Euchre Tournament Held