Latest Argus Expansion Plans Revealed
(See pages 2-3)
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 Jeañ 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 Bul Ambrazevich, George Navarre Feature Writers Andy Argus, Art Parker, Jr. , Robert Le wis,
Babe Peter son, Eddie Girvan.
Bradmon Wins Contest
Dick Bradmon's (Lens Grinding) summer scène on the cover received the most employee votes
of the photo entries displayed in the Plant I showcase. Dick, who took his winning photo with a C-3
while on vacation in Pennsylvania, well deserves his $25 savings bond award. His other entry-the
American f lag against the sky- came in second!
Reviewing Argus Progress
Our remodeling program has been arousing considerable interest these past months. Plans are now
in a more definite state, and you will undoubtedly be pleased to hear that the enlarged cafeteria
for which we have all been waiting will be constructed. We are planning to convert the area adjacent
to the present Cafeteria, which is now part of the Shipping Department into additional Cafeteria
space. (See architect' s plans on opposite page.) Two walls will be removed and the entire Cafeteria
will be air-conditioned. We hope, with this conversión, to make the Cafeteria a more spacious
and comfortable area in which to eat and relax. Part of Shipping will be moved into a warehouse
which we are leasing on South State Street at the intersection of thé Ann Arbor Railroad
tracks. This warehouse will give us an additional 33,250 square f eet in which to expand and improve
our shipping operations. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MANAGER An important part of any business organization
is the free interchange of ideas and suggestions all through the ranks. We are constantly striving
to improve our Communications along this line. The recently instituted Rumor Boards help in this
respect, as many of you have already found. Gene Rossbach has been assigned to the newly created
position of Employee Relations Manager. Gene's activities will include the establishing of a Saf ety
Patrol to provide the necessary plant protection. In addition, he will be available to discuss saf
ety and methods and standards problems. Gene has been working on the Safety Committee for some time
and has had special training in the methods and standards procedures used in the plant. This
assignment is another activity of the Personnel Department and isanother means of communication . As
usual, all offices and supervisors are also available to discuss problems or ideas at any time.
SALES ARE UP The long-expected seasonal increase in photographic sales has been realized. Our sales
for last month were above those for the same period last year, and at this time business looks
somewhat brighter. "75" operations are scheduled to increase on September 1. In f act,
business in general looks healthy as we go into the Christmas ordering period. This means that a
full schedule of employment is possible for the rest of the year. It seems strange to talk of
Christmas in one paragraph and vacations in the next, but obviously the important subject on many of
our minds is the coming vacation period. I can only hope that all will enjoy a pleasant change. In
fact, if some of the vacation plans wefve heard about materialize, there will be some persons
needing a rest when they get back to work. By all means, though, be careful.
Tentative Architect's Sketch Of Plant Iii Offices (longitudinal Section, Looking West)
Expansion Gets Under Way!
First stage in any expansión program is planning. And thatTs the stage Argus is in now.
Latest completed architectTs drawings are shown below and on the opposite page. (These drawings,
however, are still subject to changes.) New Products is the only department now installed in Plant
III. Tentative plans are to begin moving other departments into Plant EI in late October or
November. However, the actual date will not be known until plans have been discussed with a
HEADACHE for department heads and foremen these days is planning the right spot for people and
machines in their new departments. Above (left to right) Don Dempsey, Bill McCrie and Bill Crise
from Tabulating work with f loor plans. CORNER PHOTO: This is how the interior of Plant III looks
now, bef ore construction has begun. CENTER PHOTO: Warehouse which Argus is leasing at 1621 South
State St. (See Mr. LewisT article.)
X = Wall to be removed. .--■■= Wall to be built.
TENTATIVE ARCHITECT'S SKETCH OF REMODELED PLANT I BUILDING (3rd and 4th floor plans have not been
Great, Big, Beautiful Cakes Star At Birthday Parties
Argus Vacation Memories
A well-known former Reeeiving Inspection employee, Laura Egeler, is guest reporter. Her vacation
reminiscence will provide welcome memories for many. Laura's husband, Rube, is Paint Shop
supervisor. Remember when vacation for many Argus people meant fishing and relaxing at beautiful
Lake Leelanau in northern Michigan? Sometimes as many as twenty people f rom Argus made the trip.
Plans were formed in February when the group met to reserve cottages, select asecretarytreasurer for
each one, and of cour se, talk about the previous yearTs fun.
Each cottage group made a pool of their money . The treasurer, who was in charge of the fund,
paid all bilis and kept a record of expenses. It was also the treasurer' s job to record who caught
what fish, which bait and tackle were used and what the weather cönditions were. Men as well as
women cooperated wonderfully to prepare the meals, do the dishes and keep the cottages in order .
Sometimes a day would be spent sight-seeing and climbing sand dunes. Another day, a huge lunch would
be packed, and a boat would be charter ed so everyone could try his luck at deep-water trolling for
lake trout. Then, for a change, shorts and slacks were discarded for dressup clothes and the group
would go out for dinner and dancing . After those wonderful two weeks of fresh air, sunshine and
lots of food, everyone came back to work a little heavier, much darker of skin, but with many
memories of good times and fine friends.
Growing a blue -ribbon winner tNLj n yur garen? Enter jjr -7 it in the syS$& m K Recreation
Club's I}W U inner J?' ry ' K K jL Gardening Contest. l&Srvbt'fdr See Or Cal1 LiZ ClaPham ky
VSr1 Personnel (ext. 278) for y further information.
6 Lucky People Won Canned Hams
to the music of Mitchell's 6-piece band
The Recreation ClubTs annual Spring Dance on June 12 was held at a favorite spot- the American
Legión in Ann Arbor.
Off They Go...
You can fly from Ann Arbor to Chicago in an hour and a half, to northern Michigan in a couple of
hours and at the same time have an experience that, as Jan Van Den Broek says, "has no equal
anywhere on terra firma." Glenn Eastman puts it another way. When you fly, he says, "you
see just how beautiful the world really is, especially when you look at it from God's
viewpoint." When fly ing your own plane presents these experiences, small wonder that a group
of Argus men are enthusiastic pilots ! ARGUSITES RENT, BORROW and OWN PLANES Where to get that plane
provides no little problem for most Argus flyers. A few like Cari Heselschwerdt, Quality Control,
have their own. Jerry Schlee, Standards, was also an owner until he sold his plane a number of weeks
ago. Some fortúnate flyers like Dick Foster, Purchasing, have friends from whom they borrow
planes. Marshall Quinn, Accounting, borrows one from the Ann Arbor Aero Service. Jan Van Den Broek,
Engineering, solved his problem by joining the Ann Arbor Flyers, Inc., a flying club for which he is
now secretary-treasurer. The club, Jan reports, is organized to promote interest in flying and to
reduce its cost. Two planes are available to members- a Cub trainer (for beginners or aerial
photographers) and a Funk Customaire (for cross-country flying). Members pay for the use of the
planes on the basis of actual flying hours. Jan says that the planes are kept in the best of
condition. However, the answer to "where to get a plane" for most flyers is to rent one.
Currently, a favorite spot for renting seems to be the Ann Arbor airport. FLYING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE
ARGUS MEMBERS Although flying is not a group participation hobby, a camaraderie exists among pilots
which makes them seek the companionship of others who have the same interest. From this spirit of
comradeship, several flying clubs and organizations have arisen to which Argus men belong. Flying
during early Sunday morning hours to a distant city where you breakfast with other flying
enthusiasts is an attraction presented during the summer months by the Dawn Patrol, an organization
run by the state of Michigan. Each Sunday a different city is host to guest flyers. A recent such
flying excursión to Marión, Ohio, found Jan Van Den Broek, Cari Heselschwerdt and
Marshall Quinn (with Dick Pierce, Sales, as his passenger) among the breakf asters . The Paul Bunyan
Clan is a men's international flying organization to which Cari Heselschwerdt and Marshall Quinn
belong. The Clan meetings are attended by pilots from various parts of the United States and Canada.
This year's meeting, to be held this summer in Traverse City, Michigan, is one which Cari and
Marshall are looking forward to attending. The Civil Air Patrol counts Charlie Cole, Marshall Quinn
and Cari Heselschwerdt among its members, These men are in the search and rescue división;
the organization relies upon them when an emergency arises . ARGUS PILOTS FLY ANYWHERE AND
EVERYWHERE When you want to get somewhere in a hurry, most everyone will agree that flying can't be
beat. Marshall Quinn found that his pilot's license along with a Piper Tri-Pacer plane came in
mighty handy when he flew, along with Will Van Dyke, Accounting, as passenger, to the Photo
Convention in Chicago last spring. His flying time? 1 hour, 40 minutes to get there; 1 hour, 50
minutes to return.
Chicago also has facilities for flying which make a onenight round trip from Ann Arbor possible,
according to Bob Parker, Government Inspection. This city has a downtown landing field where a pilot
can leave his plañe, get a cab for town to spend the evening and leave for home that same
night. Bob, who is working toward his pilot' s license, is planning such a trip with his wife this
summer as a memento of their Chicago wedding trip. Trips over the Great Lakes in a Taylorcraft from
the Brighton Airport are Glenn Eastman' s (Tool Room, night shift) favorite flying excursions these
days. Glenn flys small, single engine land planes now, but he hopes to fly sea planes as well in the
near future. From Ann Arbor to Dallas, Texas, one of the longest self-piloted trips taken recently
by an Argusite was flown by Charlie Cole, Government Optical Assembly. Charlie is one of Argus' best
known, veteran pilots. Another long, self-piloted trip was taken by Dick Foster, Purchasing, when he
went to Florida for his January vacation. Although Dick says he doesn't consider flying his
avocation, he does fly for business and vacation purposes. His latest trip was to Benton Harbor,
Michigan, in June. Cliff Rowland, Machine Shop, spends his f ree time flying for the navy . Cliff
has been a navy lieutenant for ten years. Three and one-half of these years were spent in active
service; the remainder were spent in the navy reserve. Cliff f lies a navy transport plañe
(R4D-8) all over the United States, carrying passengers and cargo. Recent trips, Cliff says, have
been to the east coast. An out-of-the-state trip being planned for this summer is a week-end jaunt
to Niágara Falls by Marshall Quinn and Cari Heselschwerdt. Generally, though, Argus flyers
prefer shorter week-end excursions. Favorite flying destinations seem to be vacation spots in
Perhaps a typical Argus pilot in that his spare hours really Mflytf is Mario DeMitchell, Lens
Centering (nights). Mario, who recently received his private flying license, is currently working
toward a commercial. After that, he will work toward that sought-after instrument rating. How will
he spend his summer? Like many other Argus pilots, in his spare time youTll find him flying, of
You Asked Andy
Nine red-hot questions kept me right on my toes last month. All this work for Andy makes him
really look forward to July 16-and vacation! I got both good and bad comments about the
Cafetería. Let's start out with a bright note and take the good comment first. Compliments
for the Cafetería The pies and fresh rolls which we have had in the Cafetería have
been fresh rolls and pies, home-baked, which were very good. This was Thursday and Friday rest
period at 5:45 p.m., June 4 and 5. Deeply appreciated. Keep it up, Mr. Higgins! The Night Shift.
Gripes for the Cafetería Why, or why does the Cafetería continually run short of
popular items? I have listened to many reasons why, but certainly there must be some way to correct
this??? This has particular reference to coffee breaks and lunch periods which occur late as
scheduled. Ray Higgins, Cafetería, got this complaint. Ray admits there is difficulty here.
He says he orders a large quantity of the popular foods; then appetites suddenly lag, no one wants
them and Ray is for eed to take home dozens of his own rolls, cookies, etc. Then he cuts down on the
quantity to avoid a surplus of food and he gets complaints. He frankly admits that he is stumped,
and he'd like your ideas on what to do. Anyone have any suggestions? Incidentally, Ray says he is
currently order ing 17 different kinds of rolls, doughnuts, cookies, pies, etc, each day to make
sure there is something to please everyone. More Air in the Paint Shop Could we have the doors by
the elevator at the end of the hall open nights? The Captain of Guards has it closed by 5 p.m. or
shortly af ter the end of the first shift. If it is because the night guards wouldn!t be able to
guard there, well we can say they are always on their "toes" watching and checking. Maybe
a drift of a breeze would enter the Paint Shop as working conditions are terrific so far as heat is
concerned. Torn Spitier got this note- and he took care of it by having a screen door ordered for
this area. The door will probably have been installed by the time you read this. Suggestion to
Install Mus ie in the Plant This question came up on the Rumor Board in Plant I and was promised an
answer in "Argus Eyes." Torn Spitier tells me that although music was supplied for several
years in the plant, it was feit that such an arrangement did not prove to be satisf actory . At any
rate, with our construction plans underway, it is not feasible to install such a system in our
present building. The answer to the reason why employees cannot have their own radios in the Plant
is that when many people are allowed to select their own programs and to control the volume of
sound, it is very likely to prove most disturbing to others who are not radio or music fans. Heat in
Quality Control We have an extremely undesirable condition in our office in the Quality Control
Department. Four people work in this one very small office, coupled with the f act that many people
are in and out all day long. The air is terribly stuffy and the temperature has averaged around 95
degrees for the past week. We all feel that this condition is very detrimental to our work and that
some corrective action should be taken at once. Bill Courtright tells me that he recognizes that
your area is very warm. Fans have been placed in various spots in your office and every attempt has
been made to keep it as cool as possible. But the way the building is constructed at the present
time, there isn't much that can be done. Your office in the remodeled building, however, should be
considerably more comfortable. Sick Leave Policy How does the new sick leave plan work? Do we get 5
or 10 days at the start of a new year? Is all the unused sick leave then credited to us at the
beginning of the next year or do we lose a certain number of days? If some of the time is used,
would the remainder then be credited to us on the following year? Is sick leave and personal leave
the same? I checked this question with Bill Sturgis, Personnel, who gave me this information:
On June 1, 1953, each salar ied, non-exempt employee on the payroll who had been with Argus for
15 years or more received 15 days absence credit. Those who had been here less than 15 years
received 10 days absence credit. Each June 1, starting June 1, 1954, employees with at least 1
year's service received 5 additional days. All absence days not used in the previous years are
accumulated toward possible future illness. Sick leave and personal leave are not the same. In any
one year, 5 of an employee1 s absence days may be used for such personal reasons as death in the
family. But any absence time accumulated from previous years can be applied to personal illness
only. Argus Newspaper Publicity Just noticed the Ann Arbor News carried a spread about all Argus
employees receiving a 5-cent an hour raise. But it didn't go on to say that at the same time they
received a 1-cent cut. Who are you trying to fooi, the people who work at Argus or the people on the
outside? Why not paint the true picture and teil every time a penny is taken away or time study
comes along and cuts the rates about half or doubles the standard. Why are pictures put in the paper
when someone wins a sizable suggestion award, but nothing is said when someone gets a certificate of
merit for saving several thousand dollars. When the profit-sharing pays 4 to 1, that's big news,
when it pays nothing, that's not news. Who are we fooling? I checked this question with Torn Spitier
who told me that first of all, Argus has no control over what the Ann Arbor News does or does not
print. We do send the paper items of news in which they may be interested. But, like any paper, the
Ann Arbor News uses only those items which it believes to be of most interest to the community .
When a change in methods or standards means a raise or decrease in salary for one or two Argus
employees, it is not an item of interest to the general community. Therefore, in the city of Ann
Arbor it is not news, although to the few people it affects, it definitely is. The 1-cent cut to
which you refer is a Cost of Living adjustment. The Ann Arbor News reguiarly runs stories- straight
from Washington, D.C.- on the ups and downs of the cost of living index. Certainly, when the
profit-sharing fund pays 4 to 1, it's big news ! Argus is one of very few companies that can offer
its employees the advantage of a fund in which it is possible to get such a lar ge return. ItTs an
unusual advantage tuat affects several hundred employees, and it's definitely news. Art Parker, Jr.
says that he needs more information about the certificate of merit in order to give you specific
information. Off hand, he doesn't know of a certificate of merit award for as large a sum as several
thousand dollars . However, he says he'd be very happy to talk the problem over with you. K you are
referring to intangible awards, Art says, we have paid as much as $1, 000 for an intangible idea.
These awards represent payment for accepted suggestions on which no material or saving can be
measured. Several around $200 and many between $25 and $100 have been paid. Persons receiving this
type of an award are given exactly the same recognition as any award winner. Sprinkler for the Roof
of the Inspection and Paint Shop When this suggestion appeared on the Rumor Board, Jim Brinkerhof f
promised there would be further investigation and an answer in "Argus Eyes." The 200 ft.
of piping needed to install the sprinkler system have been order ed, and by the time you read this,
the cooling system will probably be in working order. Paint Shop Problem Why can't the trays be
stripped at least once every week or two in the Paint Shop? I got this answer from Roy Firestone who
agrees that stripping the trays every week or two would be very desirable . This procedure would
improve efficiency and cut down rejects. However, right now the Paint Shop does not have the
facilities to handle this work conveniently and economically . Roy says that both the material and
labor needed to strip the trays would be extremely costly with the present set-up- he estimates the
cost would run about $1.50 a tray. But with the new, enlarged Paint Shop there will be improved
equipment to make frequent tray stripping possible. Roy hopes that next year it will be possible to
follow your suggestion and strip the trays every week or two.
They Learn By Doing
MLearning while earning" is the policy Bob Barsantee, Jr. and Dick Westphal are following as
the first enrollees in the Tool Room's apprenticeship program. Both Dick and Bob have signed
an agreement to work 8,000 hours at various training jobs in the Tool Room and to take 672 hours
of classroom instruction before completing their apprenticeship. Included in their Tool Room shop
training is work at the tooi crib, shaper, lathe, milling machine, grinding, bench and related jobs.
Both men are currently enrolled in Ann Arbor High night school where they take such courses as
mathematics, drawing, machine tooi operation and theory, die design and other subjects. Ordinarily
their 8,000 work hours would take about 4 years of 40 hours a week to complete. But because they
work overtime, Dick and Bob will probably complete their program in a shorter period of time. The
Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program started at Argus in 1953 to provide a uniform program of
guaranteeing skilled workmen in the Tool Room . In charge of the program is a committee composed of
Art Parker, Sr. (chairman), Irvin Gansley (secretary), Cari Bates and Hariey Boughner . The number
of appr entices the Tool Room may have can not exceed one apprentice to each eight journeymen, by
agreement with the Union. At the present time, Dick and Bob fill that ratio. Applicants, who must
have a high school education or its equivalent and be between 18 and 26 years old, are very
carefully selected. Bob began working in the Machine Shop in 1950. While employed in that
department, he took a military leave of absence to go into the army. Dick began working at Argus in
1952 as a mail clerk. He also worked in the Machine Shop and later, in Production Planning as a
These two men celébrate their 15th year of service with Argus this month:
Fish From Independence Breaks 17-year Record
Positive proof that there are big fish in our own Independence Lakë is supplied by Ray
Basler of Ypsilanti who caught a 31-12-pound carp there which broke a 17-year state record for carp
caught on hook and line. Basler (not an Argus employé) was fishing for bluegills at
Independence on June 20 using a medium -weight glass flyrod, an automatic reel with 25 yards of fly
line and a short piece of six-pound nylon for a leader . On the end of the leader, he had a No. 10
hook and a nightcrawler . When the carp was hooked, Basler battled with it for half an hour until
two men, also fishing on the lake, rowed over to help. The carp was eventually persuadid into
shallow water . Lacking a way to get the fish into the boat, one of the helpers whacked it over the
head with an oar. The blow stunned the carp and Basler was able to drag it out of the water and get
Ozzie Hoeft Makes June 26 A Family Wedding Date
June 26 was family wedding date for the Hoeft' s and Sanford's in Ann Arbor. Oswald Hoeft,
Maintenance- an Argus employee for 22 years- married Mrs. Ruth Sanford at 7 p.m. and Ozzie' s son,
Calvin, married Mrs. Sanford' s daughter, Joan, earlier at 4 p.m. Outside of family ties, the
weddings were entirely different. The young couple were married at First Methodist Church Chapel and
held their reception at the church lounge. They honeymooned to Niagra Falls and northern Michigan.
Ozzie and Mrs. Sanford were married at Mrs. Sanford' s home and held a reception-dinner there
following the wedding. They took their wedding trip to Washington, -D.C. Mrs. Sanford said that she
and Ozzie met through their son and daughter who were graduated from Ann Arbor High together.
Orville Massey Married
Orville Massey, Government Inspection, was married to Shirley Samples of Ypsilanti on June 26 at
Willow Run Community Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Massey are now living in the new home they have
purchased at 1028 Evelyn, Ypsilanti.
Ray Huziak Married
DonRay, Tabulating, was m ar r ied to Mar y Huziak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Huziak,
Belleville, Michigan, on June 26. D on and Mary were mar ried at St. A n t h ony 's
Church in Belleville. They toured northern Michigan on their wedding trip.
Robert Barsantee, Jr., Tool Room, is engaged to Kay Hutchison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira
Hutchison, Ann Arbor. The couple is planning a February wedding.
Lawliss' Daughter Overseas
Fairford, England, was the destination of Beth Tomkins, daughter of Jim Lawliss, Engineering,
when she left for her new elementary school teaching job at the U.S. Air Corps base in Fairford on
June 29. Beth, a recent gradúate of Western Michigan College, Kalamazoo, joined her husband
who 'is with the Air Corps in England.
Barbara Wiedman Is Bride
Barbara Wiedman, Accounting, was mar ried to Robert Barlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barlow,
East Ann Arbor, on June 19. The wedding was held in St. MaryTs Catholic Church, Chelsea, with a
reception in the Anchor Inn at Portage Lake following the ceremony. After a honeymoon to northern
Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Barlow are at home at 1207 Prospect St., Ann Arbor. Mrs. Mary Jane Rutledge
entertained girls from the Accounting Department at a surprise linen shower for Barbara on June
At the left is Kathy Jo, 8 lb., 7 oz. girl, born to Reuben Rohde, Machine Shop on June 10. Kathy'
s mother. Helen , was formerly in
the Machine Shop, too.
Kathie Ruth is the name of Jim Steel' s (Advertising) new daughter. She was born June 12 weighing
6 lb., 12 oz. Dave Oughton, Engineering, has twins born June 24-a6 lb., 8 oz. boy and a 5 lb., 12
ozgirl. The twins have a 7-year-old sister, Barbara, and a 9-year-old brother, Larry. Don Koch,
Timekeeping, has a son, Robert Alian, born May 5 weighing 9 lbs., 11 oz. This is the Koch's first
child. Richard Towner, Machine Shop, has a new son, Mark Scott, born May 5 weighing 7 lbs., 14 oz.
Ray Chisolm, Paint Shop, has a son, Danny Ray, born June 19 weighing 9 lbs., 5 oz. Danny has a
2-year-old brother, Gary. Steven Cari is the name of Herbert Fredrick's (Accounting) new 7 lb., 1
oz. son born June 18. Steven has a sister, Kathleen, 15 months old. George Short, Maintenance, has
an 8 lb., 9 oz. son, Grant Edward, born June 2. Ruth Ann is the name of the 5 lb., 1 oz. daughter
born to Betty Vogel (Gov't. Optical Assembly) on May 22. New grandpa in New Products is Lloyd
Crabtree who has a 7 lb., 15 oz. grandson, Damon Blackman, born June 3 to his daughter, Joan. New
grandma is Wilmot Gray, Sales, who has a 6 Ib., 1 oz. granddaughter, Deborah Sue, born June 21.
Deborah' s daddy, Charles, was formerly in Lens Blocking. James Allen is the name of the new 9 lb. ,
3-12 oz. baby at the home of Jim Lodwick, Gov't Optical Assembly, born June 18.
After completing the first round of league play, the Argus team has definitely stamped itself as
a title threat. The Argus entry was impressive in posting wins over all but the league-leading
Michigan Gas team. When one considers that many members of this team are former players of the fast
Twilight League, it can be expected that they would be perched on top of the heap. Smith's Sporting
Goods and Argus are staging a battle for the runner-up spot. In the game between these two, the
Argus nine was equal to its task and walked off with a well-earned 5 to 1 victory. Bob Koch hurled a
nifty four hitter and only a questionable umpire' s decisión on interference deprived Koch of
another shutout. In play so f ar this season, the pitching burden has fallen upon this star twirler.
Due to outside activities, Bob Mclntyre had to retire from play and his loss has been keenly f elt
by the Argus entry. Manager Scott is now in the process of trying out pitching prospects, and he
feels certain he will come up with another twirler to help in the second half of the schedule. GOLF
Chairman Oscar Spaly, Roger Westphal and Art Parker arranged a day's entertainment at the Plymouth
Golf Outing that will be remembered for a long time. The committee deviated from the routine
schedule of former outings and carne up with a round of golf that provided hilarious situations
during the entire round. Chairman Spaly announced August 17 as the date of the final outing, again
at the Plymouth course. Plans are also being made for the Argus Open which will be held after the
completion of league play and final play-offs. Ted Adams and Ed Selent have managed to hold the lead
in the Tuesday league, but they have watched their lead dwindle to a mere four points over the
second-place team of Torn Heermans and Bob Nichols. The leaders are thankful for a big assist from
the team of Torn Spitier and Dave Merriman. The ever-dangerous third place team of Joe Detweiler and
Jim Brinkerhoff were in a position to vault into first place when they tangled with this team. Torn
and Dave proceeded to nullify their efforts by taking all ten points leaving Joe and Jim off the
pace by eight points . Bill Lamb and Jim Thompson have also made big strides in the past few weeks
and are now only ten points from the league lead. The Wednesday group has new leaders in the persons
of Bill Doyle and Hal Thompson. Hal and Bill took command when the team of Leggett and Navarre ran
into the red-hot team of Jerry Smith and Bob Rau and dropped all ten points. Until this unexpected
reversal, Dick and Neil seemed to be moving smoothly toward the title. Another combine that is
closing fast is the team of Joe Dobransky and Maurey Howe. This year could be the time for this
entry to crash through to a golf ing title. Herb Pfabe and Roger Westphal continue to set the pace
in the Thursday league and are now enjoying a seven-point bulge over the second-place team of Ralph
Parsons and Fred Steinhebel. The surprise challengers of this league are the Mone night a week"
golf ing combines of Parsons -Steinhebel and Les Schwanbeck-Jess Cope. Despite the small amount of
time spent on the course by these entries, they have proved troublesome in league play. It looks now
as though this league will have a three-team race for the crown. WANTED - SPORTS REPORTER! Babe
Peterson, "Argus Eyestn long-stand - ing, ace sports reporter wants to retire. Interested
writers see the Personnel Department. i
Afternoon Shift Sports
The golf season is hall over now and Bill Ambrazevich and Gene Rhode are still leading the
league. However, Joe Newmyer and Elmer Johnson are a close second with the other four teams not too
far behind. SOFTBALL The afternoon shift has a pretty good softball team organized, but there isnTt
much outside competition. Currently, the Argus group is having fun playing with teams picked from
their own bunch of players.
Argus Is Army Favorite!
Pfc. Ronald Sherrod, ProductionPlanning, sent this photo f rom Korea.
Argus G.I. camera fans above are: (left to right) Cpl. Harían Burbrink, Columbus, Ind.
with C-3; Pfc. Loren Peters, Charlotte, Ia. with C-3; Cpl. Larry Fontana, Beaumont, Tex. with C-4;
Pvt. Herbert Wilson, Saginaw, Mich. with C-3 and Ron Sherrod. Ron's C-3 took the photo.
Upper And Lower "slobs" Tangle In Softball Game
New Product engineers, MUpper Slobbovians", challenged "Lower Slobbovian
Nogudnicks" f rom Plant n to a softball game on June 17. The ball game was combined with a
picnic atlndependence Lake. Losers bought beer and soft drinks. "Lower Slobs" took an
early lead off the wild throws of Neil Navarre, pitcher, and led 6-0 before the "Upper
Slobs" tied it 8-8 in the 6th inning. "Lower Slobs" scored 3 in the 7th. But with 2
out in the 7th, Navarre tripled to tie the score. Ed Zill, Prime Minister of Upper Slobbovia, and a
good second baseman singled and Navarre scored, winning the game 12 to 11. "Yogi" Heermans
saved the game three times by effectively blockingthe plat e and tagging out three "Lower
Slobs" trying to score. Line-up for the June 17 game was, "Upper Slobs": Navarre,
pitcher; Heermans, catcher; Breutsch, lst base; Zill, 2nd base; Myers, shortstop; Haushalter, 3rd
base; Gramprie, right field (sub- Raar); Savery, center field (sub- Cr abtree) ; Rau, left field
(sub- Condón). 'Lower Slobs": "Liberace" Thompson, pitcher; Cummings, catcher;
Besenick, lst base; Huntsinger, 2nd base; Perry, short-stop (sub- Bryant); Lyons, 3rdbase; Sarns,
right field; Buckman, center field, Smith, left field.
Suggestions Awarded $320
A total of $370.66 was given in Suggestion Awards last month. Elmer Pfister (formerly of Lens
Centering) received $200, the highest award. Paul McCoy Lens Grinding received $25; Gertrude North,
Machine Shop, was awarded $19.07; andEdna Bourdelais, Optical Assembly, received $11.59. $10 awards
went to: Ann Milligan, Punch Press; Helen Cox, Camera Assembly; Berniece Blackmer, Walter Hubbard,
Bill Dusterhoft of Gov't Optical Assembly. John Burkhart, Jr. of this department received two%$10
awards. $10 also went to John Rumsey, Lens Blocking; Louise Azary, Lens Centering; and Lenora Sech,
Final Inspection. These people received $5 awards: Fredrick Tower, Lens Pollishing; Elizabeth
Robinson, Lens Centering; Mei Hayes, Production Engineering and Harold Peterson, Production
Thompson Attends M-t-m Meeting
Bill Thompson, Methods and Standards Manager, attended a committee meeting in New York City last
month to finish planning the Third Annual International Methods-Time Measurement Conference to be
held October 6, 7 and 8 at Hotel Statler in New York.
Argus Plant I Holds Office Picnic
Independence Lake was the site of the Plant I office picnic held June 14. 133 employés and
their husbands, wives and children attended. Mary Jane Rutledge and Beulah Newman were in charge of
Lots of Fun Plenty of Food I
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