Hundreds See The Birth Of A Camera At Open House
(See pages 6-7)
Argus Family June Graduates
DOLORES RAYMENT, daughter of George Belanger (Engineering) graduates from Fenton High School,
Fenton, Michigan. (Photo unavailable).
Reviewing Argus Progress
As you know, all Argus employés received an increase on June 1. Because the Annual
Improvement Factor on which this increase is based was adopted a number of years ago, it might be
helpful to review the reasoning behind it. Any improvements in tools, methods, processes and
equipment enable a progressive company to produce more with the same amount of effort from its
employés. By giving employés this anual increase, the company passes on to them direct
benefits from technological improvements. Actually, the employés benefit in another way,
also. Increased or more efficiënt production makes the company more competitive and helps to
achieve steady employment. COMPETITION IS KEEN At this time it is particularly important that Argus
keep in a favorable competitive position. Perhaps many of you noticed the recent Plant I showcase
display of the A4 camera and its competition. As you could see, our competition- particularly in the
Germán field- is getting tough. Competition with Eastman Kodak, another competitor shown, is
always keen because this company has strong advertising and years of prestige behind it. In order to
maintain this favorable competitive position, it is necessary to keep improving our methods and
standards and to reduce costs. The Engineering, Methods, and Purchasing Departments are constantly
working on these problems. Their efforts have been greatly responsible for Argus' success in cutting
a piece of the industry for itself ever since the beginning of the company. GENERAL BUSINESS
CONDITIONS General business conditions, including sales in the photographic industry, are somewhat
behind last year's. We at Argus are fortúnate in that our commercial business for the first f
ive months of 1954 is equal to the same period last year. However, sales of two of our cameras have
been less than anticipated, with the result that we have higher than normal inventories of these
products. The months of January, February, and March are historically low points in photographic
sales. As a matter of policy, we planned to manufacture more cameras and projectors during this
quarter than we expected to sell in order to level off employment to the best of our ability. If the
seasonal pattern of increase in photographic sales in late spring and early summer is realized, our
inventory will be reduced to normal and we will be able to continue our current rate of production.
EMPLOYMENT REMAINS HIGH The first of the month there was an article in the Ann Arbor News indicating
that Ann Arbor employment was down 15 per cent from a year ago. In contrast to this, Argus
employment as of June 1 was 1202 as compared with 1185 on the first of June last year. In other
words, Argus employment is up 1-12 per cent while Ann Arbor is down 15 per cent.
INDEPENDENCE LAKE WORK PROGRESSING A representative from the Recreation Club carne in to sell me
my annual membership card recently. It was gratifying to hear about the progress that is being made
at Independence Lake this spring. Improvement of the bathing beach, building of a new bathhouse, and
the additional playground facilities for children all help to make a more attractive and useful
place for employé recreation.
Two Men Get Promotions
Superintendent of Commercial Assembly was the new position given
Dick Leggett last month. This job puts him in supervisión of Camera Assembly and Civilian
Optical Assembly. Leggett, a native Ann Arborite, came to Argus in March, 19 53 as a trouble
shooter. In June of
last year, he was promoted to Production Engineer. His office will be temporarily located in the
Factory Manager' s office.
Manager of thenew Argus Canadian Operation to be somewhere near Toronto is Fred Leeman, Methods
and Standards Supervisor. Leeman, who was born in Chicago, began working for Argus in Maren,
as a lens grinder.
4 Awarded Argus College Scholarships
Argus employee scholarships (oneyear awards of $250 each) have been won by children of three
Argus people and one Argus employee herself. James Ritchie will attend Michigan State Normal College
next f all; all the rest will enter the University of Michigan.
Work Parties Go-to-town At Independence Lake
Argus people are rolling up their sleeves and REALLY DIGGING these days at Independence Lake.
Playground equipment is now up; painting of boats has begun, construction of the new bathhouse is
underway. But there's lots of work still to be done. Join the next work party- your help is needed!
MANY HANDS make light work as (left to right) Wilfred Bonnewell, Bill Betke, Roger Westphal and John
Kenne help each other. Helen Breining and Ethel Huffman paint boats.
You Asked Andy
First of all, let's clear up some unfinished business f rom last month. ItTs the question asking
about a mistake in the book "The Man You Hurt May Be Yourself" on the Good Reading Rack.
The answer I got from the Good Reading Rack Service went like this: "Well, I guess you really
stumped the experts. The author took the figures about the 70 falls a day from the National Safety
Council booklet entitled "Falls," but in his enthusiasm included the two words "at
work, " which accounts for the discrepancy. "So I think you should congratúlate
your employé for being so alert, and teil him that you hope all of the employés who
read the booklet will do so as carefully. Thanks so much for calling it to our attention. " Why
do we have to have so many large chuck holes in our parking lots ! ? I want to Torn Spitier for an
answer on this one It seems that the chuck-hole condition was caused by spring thaws and rain.
YouTve probably noticed that since your note was written, gravel has been placed on the parking lot
to remedy the situation. Parking and driving problems should have been made easier by this addition.
Time Study Policy Why is it that production workers are allowed only certün specified minutes
per hour by the foreman and time study? If we make over those specified minutes, time-study men say
that we are eliminating certain parts of an operation or something is wrong with the timing. In
Dept. 10, every job is being retimed ! If our supervisor and the time-study men take it on
themselves to cut our wages, why shouldn't they have their wages cut accordingly? Bill Thompson,
Methods and Standards Manager, gave me the answer for this sticker. He said: "The Argus
Incentive Plan, as stated in our Incentive Policies, is designed to pay the production worker for
output over and above that required by a normal fair dayTs work. At no time, with the exception of a
controlled machine cycle, is an employé limited to only a certain specified minutes per hour.
"It has always been the policy to continually maintain all time study standards with regard to
the method, material, equipment, or Quality Control requirements. In Dept. 10 we are merely making
the investigations and, where the operation has changed, increases or decreases to the standard are
taking place in a normal fashion. "There are many instances where the new Quality Control
practices have not been included in the operation and this is being added at the time of the
investigation by the Time Study Engineer. All the changes that are being made throughout Argus are
being reviewed with the supervisors, foremen, and employé on the job. "
Engineering Goes ... Bats?
Instead of bats-in-the-belfry, Engineering had bats in New Products last month. The situation was
short-lived, however, because Torn Heermans and Bob Gramprie became brave headhunters who subdued
and extinguished the intruder. Torn found that a beam compass can be used for other things besides
Hubbell Collects $931 For Suggestions
Two suggestions which he submitted to the suggestion plan office brought Ken Hubbell, Machine
Shop, a total of $931. 35 last month. For his first suggestion, to extrude the stop pin from the
release grip on the C-3 Camera, he received $854. 62. His second suggestion, to eliminate a restrike
operation on the lock clip for the C-3 Camera, brought him $76. 73. Other Machine Shop employees who
cashed in on suggestion ideas last month were George Conn who received $47. 87 for suggesting the
elimination of two burring operations, Harold Toutant who received one award of $14. 14 and another
of $5, Russell Widmayer who received $13.65, Gene Rohde who received $17.84 and Travis Brooks who
collected $10. In the Lens Polishing Department, Stan Koning received a $25 suggestion award,
Herbert Roberts received $10 . Irene Swaney in Lens Centering suggested a method to save scrapped
lenses and received $28. 50 and Lucille Harvey, also of Lens Centering, received an award of $10.
Other cash-winning suggestors last month were Bill Ruzicka, Purchasing, who was award ed $10, Orviel
Harrison, Production Planning, who received $5 and Hilda White, Mailing, who was awarded $10.
Survey Shows High Employe Interest In Argus Credit Union
From approximately 1,000 credit union surveys distributed throughout the plant, 876 replies were
received. Of the 876 total, 782 people answered "yes" to the question, "If a credit
union were started at Argus, would you be interested in saving money in it. " 94 people
answered "no" to the same question. 258 profit sharers said they were interested in saving
money in a credit union, 37 said they were not interested. Credit union representatives say that the
total of "yes" answers indicates a very high amount of interest in an Argus credit union.
An employé meeting with a representative from the credit union association to answer
questions was held this month. Further plans to organize an Argus credit union were made at that
Argus People Take Letter Writing Course
Often our customers have no other way to judge the character of our company except through the
letters they receive from us. Because we want to make the best possible impression through our
letters and build up good will and sales , m'iny Argus people are now taking a correspondence course
in letter-writing. Correspondents in the sales and service departments learn to correct
"grammarphobia" (bad grammar) use "breakfast table words" (simple language)
Mshave the whiskers" (avoid formal business language) in a Hower Four-Month Letter Improvement
Course which they are currently taking. Members of the course receive weekly lessons and monthly
bulletins to study. Carbon copies of letters which they compose are sent to Hower' s. These letters
are criticized and returned to their owners. Occasionally an exceptional letter becomes a ribbon
winner. Then congratulations are attached to the letter and
mission is asked to have the letter published in Hower's Business Digest. MANY ARE 0-1-2 CLUB
MEMBERS A similar improvem ent course is taken by stenographers in sales, service and advertising.
Their letters are corrected for typographical and grammatical errors rather than for composition.
Letters which have less than 2 mistakes receive congratulations and make their owners members of the
0-1-2 Club. Argus girls who are 0-1-2 members include: Joyce Boyle, advertising; Ann Agnew, Service,
Francés Vining, Service; Bonnie Griffith, Sales; Alice Riley, Sales; Virginia Brumley,
Club To Have Honor Roll
All Recreation Club members who work at least eight hours at Independence Lake this summer will
get their names on the honor roll, club officers recently announced. One honor roll will be hung in
a prominent spot in the lake area and one will be hung at Argus.
J C C Members Handle Builder's Show Booth
One of the Argus cafe tables with its colorful umbrella from the Chicago Photo Show lent a
festive air to our booth at the Ann Arbor Builder's Show. Argus men who are members of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce attended the booth and pointed out camera features to visitors. Men who set up
the booth and attended it were: Jack Grimston, Irving Halman, Dick Wood, George Haas, Fred
Steinhebel, Will Van Dyke, Wiles ConVerse, Bob Lundquist, Don Phillips, Harold Thompson and Martin
Honors Received By Junior Achievers
Ronald Muchnick, member of the Argus-sponsored Peggie Products Junior Achievement group, and
Beverly Gray, 16-year-old daughter of Wilmot Gray , Sales Department, received honors at the Junior
Achievement Banquet in Detroit last month. Ronald, who graduates from University High this month,
received the Katharine Cornell award of $100; Beverly received a Junior Executive award for her work
as sales manager of Products Unlimited (sponsored by Hoover Ball and Bearing Company). The banquet
was held at the close of this year's operations of Junior Achievement.
Peggie Products Declares Dividend
Peggie Products Co. , the Junior Achievement group sponsored by Argus, declared an eight per cent
dividend (54L per share) for the year. The company made Peggie Boards which were sold at Argus early
in the year and a memo pad, made and sold later in the year. Business advisor for the group was
Sherwood Mclntire, Accounting; Production advisor was Ralph Parsons, Paint Shop; Sales Advisor was
William Armstrong, Sales; Altérnate Advisor was David Oughton, Engineering.
Junior Achievement To Continue In Ann Arbor
This was the first season of Junior Achievement in Ann Arbor. So far, Ann Arbor businessmen and
industrialists have raised more than $6,000 to continue operations of the group when school starts
next f all. Purpose of the program is to provide high school youths the opportunity to learn a
business by operating one.
The Community Comes A'calling
Abo ut 650 people f rom the Ann Arbor área toured Argus onCoramunity Night, May 14. Among
the guests were people from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor schools and business people from
the city. COVER PHOTO Opal Sanch (Final Inspection) examines grinding operations in Plant II with
her children, Lynn and Lola.
Festive Night For The Family Tours, Prizes, Food For A Gala Affair
Big night for Argus folks' families was May 7, the annual family open house. About 560 people
toured the plant, gazed in amazement at intricate manufacturing processes, met new and old friends
and had ice cream and coffee in the cafeteria. Four Argus A-4 Cameras were awarded as door prizes.
As mementos of the occasion, the kiddies got balloons and the ladies received roses.
20 Words Win Washer!
Jean Bruetsch, above, smiles happily as Mr. Finn from an Ypsilanti appliance store makes her the
lucky winner of a new automatic washer. Her answer, in 20 words or less, to why she liked to shop at
National Food stores won the machine. Jean is the wife of Harold Bruetsch, Engineering.
Tiny Brother "disrupts" Family's Life
Peter Chapman is only 6 months old-but what a stir he has created in his short life! Pete's dad,
Carlos (Sales) and mom, Helen, were moving from Boston where Carlos had been working, back to Ann
Arbor when Pete arrived 2-12 months ahead of schedule. The family was visiting in Rochester at the
time. Peter weighed 2 pounds, 9 ounces. "I never had seen anything that small that was yelling,
M Mrs. Chapman said. First Pete was hustled into an air lock; then he was moved to an isolette, then
an incubator. When he was 5 weeks old, Mom left for Ann Arbor with the 2 girls. Carlos had already
begun his new duties as ,ATgus marketing manager by that time. Then mom returned to Rochester and
when Pete was big enough- 6 lbs., 3 oz. - took him home where, at this moment, everything is once
again back to normal.
Richard Weber, Grinding, was married to Pauline Morgan on April 17 at Saline Baptist Church. Mr.
and Mrs. Weber took a wedding trip to northern Michigan. They are now living in Saline.
Robert Yerebech, Polishing night shift, was married to Frieda Howard on May 1 in Angola. After
the ceremony, the couple traveled to Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Yerebech are now living in Ypsilanti.
Jerry Bowerman Married
Jerry Bowerman, Grinding night shift, was married to Patricia Barron on May 8 in Immaculate
Conception Church, Milan. Their wedding trip was to Luray, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Bowerman are now
living in Milan.
Joyce Braun, Accounting, became the bride of James Romine, Optical Assembly on May 16 in an
afternoon ceremony at the Bethlehem Evangelical and Reformed Church. After an eastern wedding trip,
Mr. and Mrs. Romine were at home in Whitmore Lake.
Paul Pohnert Wed
Grace Bible Church was the scène of the wedding ceremony of Paul Pohnert, Shipping,
andMarcella Sayre on May 8. Af ter a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Pohnert were at home in Ann
Joanne Crawford Bride
Joanne Lois, daughter of Loyal Crawford, Tool Engineering, became the bride of Richard Swischer
on May 28 at the home of the bride. The newly-married couple traveled to Cleveland. They will make
their home in Ann Arbor.
Euchre Winners Named
Final results of the men's Euchre Tournament which ended May 24 were announced recently. These
are the winners: lst place, Clyde Riley, Maintenance, 2nd place, Richard Towner, Machine Shop, 3rd
place, Bill Fike, Tool Room.
Cake Masterpiece Baked
Lucy Dunn, wife of Jerome, Shipping baked this 4-tier wedding cake
lor her parent's 40th wedding anniversary. 200 lucky people attended the celebr ation and helped
eat the cake.
Marjie Gets Showered!
Pictured above is Dale Alan, brand new son of Walter Purdy, Service. Dale was born May 5 weighing
8 lbs. , 10 oz. He has a sister, Gale Rose, 2 years old. Jerry Patterson, Planning, has a baby girl.
Cheryle Lyn, born May 13 weighing 8 lbs. , 15 oz. Ann Burgess is the name of Dick Foster's daughter
born May 5 weighing 8 lbs. Dick works in Purchasing. Ty Kemp, Purchasing, has a son, Scott Mitchell,
born May 4 weighing 8 lbs. , 9 oz. Ty also has a 3-yearold daughter, Debbie. Bob Nickels'
(Purchasing) new son's name is Timothy. He was born May 11 weighing 7 lbs. , 6 oz. Bob also has a
son, Jimmy, and a daughter, Aleta. Ralph Merrell, Service, has a son, Bruce Everette, born May 9
weighing 7 lbs. , 6 oz. Ralph' s wife is also formerly of Service. The Merrell's also have a
4-l2-yearold girl, Denise May. Mory Carr, Engineering, has a new red-haired daughter, Patricia
Margaret, born May 9 weighing 8 lbs. , 1 oz. The new baby has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. George Haas,
Accounting, has a baby girl, Teresa Lynn, born May 10. The Haas' also have a 3-12year-old boy. John
Borgerson, Accounting, has a new daughter, Judith Leigh, born May 1. The Borgersons have 2 other
News From Argus Men In Service
TED WAXMAN, Government Optical Assembly, stopped at the plant last month while home on furlough.
Ted brought news of his marriage on March 27 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. His wife, Marie, lives in
Ann Arbor. Ted is being sent to Fort Lewis, Washington; from there he expects to be shipped to the
Another serviceman about to embark for the Far East is ALVIN WIEDMEYER, Blo.cking Room. Alvin was
home on a 2-week furlough last month. He expects to be sent to Japan, he said. Neither of the men
were able to leave forwarding addresses for correspondence0
MARVIN PRATT, Government Optical Assembly, who is now in the air force reports that he was
recently promoted to "Senior AC Mech. and from A3C to A2C (the equivalent of Corporal in the
MGive my regards to the boys and gals on the T-150 and 49 line' he said. At last report, he was
stationed in Florida at Eglin Air Force Base. CLARENCE CARRINGTON, Optical Assembly, who is on the
hospital staff in the navy reports TtI have sold a few Argus Cameras to some of my buddies by just
talking about them. Tve heard some wonderful remarks from different people about the Argus products.
This really made me feel good since I used to work on the projector line. " At last report,
Clarence was stationed at Great Lakes.
Cal Foster Is Argus 20 Year Man This Month
The service honor roll has a new man, Calvin Foster, on it this month. Cal (above), who has been
with Argus for 20 years this June is Night Supervisor in the Shipping Department.
Another man who marks his Argus anniversary in June is James Kane, (above) Receiving Inspection.
Jim, has been with Argus 10 years.
When anniversary photos were posted in last JanuaryTs "Argus Eyes", William Paradise
was mistakenly omitted. So late anniversary congratulations now go to Bill, Machine Shop, who is an
Argus 10-year man.
Argus Names In The News
Jim Meidrum, Engineering, was elected president of the Lyra Male Chorus during the group's
1954-55 Diamond Anniversary year. Jack Grimston, Inventory Control, was elected secretary of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce. Irv Halman, Accounting, was elected member of the board of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce. Isabelle Nash, Controllers Office, and Betty Bliss, Advertising, represented
the National Association of SecretariesT chapter of Ann Arbor at the state meeting in Muskegon last
month. William Thompson, Methods and Standards Manager, talked on 'The Use of Methods, Time
Measurement for Methods and Standards" at a Work Measurement Conference in Chicago. James
Brinkerhoff, factory manager, discussed "Effective Personnel Administration" at the
Society for the Advancement of Management in Detroit.
Profit Sharer's Accounts Continue To Grow
Profit sharer's accounts are continuing to mount steadily judging by the balance sheet for the
nine months period ending April 30. The ledger valueof theprofit-sharing investments was
$1,551,741.17 as of the end of April, 1954. Their market value is $1, 574, 699. 99. This means that
the profit-sharing fund investments are currently worth about $23, 000 more than we paid for them.
Profit-sharing funds are invested in the same U.S. Savings Bonds, Treasury Bonds, Commercial
Debentures and Argus Profit-Sharing preferred stock listed in the March "Argus Eyes. "
Tlxe Balance Sheet showed that $1,515,124.09 has been divided among the profit-sharing members
accounts from the beginning of the fund to April 30, 1954. This year's company contributions will be
added to the fund at the end of the fiscal year (July 31, 1954). Indications are that the company' s
contribution will be large again this year.
Vets Praise Argus Lens Grinding Process
Among recent tourers through the plant were a group of disabled veterans. Af ter the tour, this
report on Argus was made in an issue of the vetTs paper, "The Green Sheet. " "Their
(ArgusT) process for creating the various types of lenses seemed to impress us most. A great deal of
time is spent in training lens grinders and Argus really has the know-how when it comes to lenses
for their process is recognized as one of the finest in the business. "
Manager Jack Scott and his Argus nine are off to a very impressive start in league play. In the
season opener Argus was pitted against a strong Dexter team, and the Argus entry gave promise of
another successful season this year. Manager Scott chose Bob Koch to hurl the initial game and Koch
responded with a clutch-pitching shutout performance. Torn Bates in right field made the play of the
game in aid of the goose-egg hurling of Koch. Bates scooped up a line drive and fired a strike to
catcher Max Robinson to erase the runner trying to score from second on the hit. The Argus defense
had to be at its best because the Argus batsmen were finding it difficult to solve the slants of the
Dexter twirler. With the aid of two misplays in their opponents' infield, Argus pushed four runs
across the plate. It was a wellplayed game, and Manager Scott feit quite satisfied with the opening
4-0 victo ry. In their second test, the Argus hitters found their batting eyes and made it easy for
Bob Mclntyre to coast to an easy 17-3 win over the Knights of Columbus. Bob showed Jack enough so
that the manager is now rather optimistic over his mound staff . This game also afforded an
opportunity to look over all the players on the Argus squad. From their performances in this
contest, it appears that Argus is blessed with a strong bench. Two games do not make a successful
season, but the play in their first two games has been most encouraging. The Recreation Club reports
that new uniforms have arrived and that the team should be all decked out for their next game. Argus
employés are invited to attend all the games. Schedules are posted on the bulletin boards of
both plants. Jn the Tuesday group, Ted Adams and Art Selent are out to make a shambles of the title
chase in that league. Ted and Art have moved along in almost unbelievable fashion by taking 56 out
of 60 points. Even though it is certain that this pace cannot be maintained, it seems probable that
the margin that is now being built up will be all the cushion needed for any slump that may come.
The teams of Torn Heermans-Bob Nickels and Joe Jim Brinkerhoff will prove the strongest threats to
the leaders. In the person of Bob Nickels we have one of Ann Arbor's best golfers. Besides playing a
near flawless game, Bob has shown true sportsmanship in helping his opponents with their games even
when that help has meant defeat for his team. The match with Bob and his very popular partner, Torn
Heermans, is looked forward to by all the members of the league. The smooth-swinging Joe Detweiler
and his recovery shot-making partner, Jim Brinkerhoff, are staying close enough to the pace to be
troublesome in the last half of the schedule. Dick Leggett and Neil Navarre have vaulted into first
place in the Wednesday League, and are demonstrating why they were the pre-season favorites to walk
off with the title. This duo boasts the lowest average team in any of the leagues. It is very likely
that this is the team to beat in order to qualify for the final play-offs to determine Argus
championship. In the runner-up spot is the surprising team of Max Putnam and Ralph Flick, Each of
these is participating in league play for the first time, and both have so far proved exceedingly
tough to handle. The Wednesday group seems to have the best
balancea teams. The Barsantee father-son combine, Hal Thompson (who with Bob Nickels is one of
two golfers whose average is under 40) Bill Doyle, Joe Dobransky-Maurie Howe, Chuck McClune-John
Shattuck are all low handicap teams and should provide many interesting matches. In the Thursday
League, the teams of Herb Pfabe-Roger Westphal and Ray Clark-Eric Soderholm are waging a battle for
first place with Pfabe and Westphal now holding a narrow two-point edge. In the past, Pfabe has
proved a sharp competitor and Roger seems to be catching much of the same f iré. Clark and
Soderholm, however, have their own ideas about league titles. The top five entries of the Thursday
group have only a sixpoint spread so there should be quite a scrambling for positions in the next
Afternoon Shift Golf
The afternoon shift eight-team golf league is going into its fifth week of play. Gene Rohde and
Bill Ambrazevich lead the way with a perfect score of 40 points. The way things are shaping up now,
it looks likeany team can win, especially so, since the high handicap golfers are beginning to show
a lot of improvemento
Golf Outing Scheduled
The first golf outing of the season was announced recently by Chairman Oscar Spaly. It will be
held at the Plymouth Golf Course, Saturday, June 19. The outing will start with a round of golf to
be played anytime after one o'clock. Dinner will be served in the clubhouse at six. The committee
has planned a full day. It is unnecessary to remind members who have attended those outings
previously tocóme out, but new members of the leagues are invited to attend if at all
possible. Everyone is guaranteed a very enjoyable day.
Swimming Classes Held At Independence Lake
Wilfred Bonnewell, lake caretaker, has offered to conduct afternoon swimming classes, free of
charge, for Recreation Club members and their families this summer. The classes will be available
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning after June 20 (exact date will be announced
later). Some classes will be conducted after 3:30 in the afternoon if day-shift people are
interested in them. Transportation arrangements will be made for those who have no way to get to the
lake. Persons interested should fill in the form below and return it to the Personnel
Yes, We Want To Take Swimming Lessons!
Number of Adults %W ' - - - - i f Nam es ) ■E).% Number of Children: Boys Ages Girls Ages
Circle Day Desired: Monday (P.M.) Tuesday (P.M.) Thursday (P.M.) I am interested in classes af ter
3:30 on (Mon. , Tues. or Thurs.) j I need transportation for people. I can supply transportation for
people. (Return to Personnel Department)
The annual Men's Bowling Banquet was held Tuesday, May 4 at the Moose Lodge in Ann Arbor.
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 Assemoly . . . Ruth O'Hare
Govt. Opt. Assembly. Bea Frisinger, Thressel Conley Lens Processing Betty Shattuck Maintenance Emil
Johnson Optical Assembly, Inspection Jean FitzGerald Engineering Jim Meidrum 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.
And 1 To Grow On!
Art Christ, Maintenance, took his vacation last month. Art spent his time planting gladiola bulbs
and working in his garden. Lois Elkins and Ginny Brumley of Sales flew to Denver, Colorado over
Memorial Day weekend to visit Barbara Rider or MRed Rider" as she was known to members of the
Sales Department where she worked until a few months ago. Barbara' s Colorado address is: 3066 15th
St. , Boulder, Colorado. Jerry Space, Sales, carne back with a nice tan after spending two weeks in
the deep South last month. This was Jerry' s first trip in her new DeSoto. She visited her husband,
Dallas, who is stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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Tabulating Celebrates Birth Of Twins
When John Braykovich became the proud father of twin girls on May 19, co-workers in Tabulating
pres ent ed him with the start of a twin-layette. The twins, Dianne Marie and Donna Jean who weighed
5 lbs. , 9 oz. and 5 lbs. , 14 oz. at birth are the Braykovich' s first children.
Party Held In Inventory Control
A 2-in-l celebration was held in Inventory Control last month when Nancy Carpenter left Argus and
Betty Becker was married. Co-workers celebrated with a lunch at coffee break and gifts for the
girls. Betty was married to Jack Measley, Ann Arbor policeman on May 15 in Zion Lutheran Church, The
Measley's took a wedding trip to northern Michigan.