See The Life Of A Suggestion
Reviewing Argus Progress
Plant remodeling remains a subject of top interest for all of us at Argus. Continuing efforts to
make Plant I and the Office Building as efficiënt and pleasant to work in as possible have
altered architects' drawings frequently. These changes have been the principal reason for delaying
actual construction. We now realize that the October moving-in date we had hoped for in the Office
Building will not be possible, but we are all anxious to get settled as soon as we can. SHIPPING
WILL MOVE TO STATE STREET WAREHOUSE The first major departmentalmove into larger quarters will be
made by Shipping. They will move into the newly-leased State Street warehouse sometime af ter
Christmas . In order to keep our Christmas orders running smoothly, the Shipping Department will
move gradually. Moving the entire department at once could result in a serious interruption of
shipping operations at the busiest period of the year. We are planning to establish a new and
improved shipping assembly line which will pack dealer orders in the warehouse. First, a small
packing line will be moved to State Street as a trial operation. When the small operation works
smoothly, the entire shipping line will be moved .
JIM LODWICK IN CHARGE OF C-4 ASSEMBLY Recently the C-4 assembly line was moved from the third
floor of Plant I into a portion of Plant II formerly occupied by Government Optical Assembly. Jim
Lodwick is now in charge of C-4 assembly and he will handle this operation along with the remaining
government contract work. Upon completion of several large government contracts, many employees in
Department 22 were trans - ferredto other departments atArgus. A number of small military contracts
have not been completed, however, and we expect to keep the government optical assembly crew busy
with these through the spring season. Just recently we received orders for additional T155 and M62
scopes, both of which have been produced here before. We intend to continue to bid for new orders on
the government optical equipment we have produced in the past. JOB POSTING Criticism of our method
of job posting was brought to my attention recently. The comment was that jobs are frequently filled
by people outside the plant before the position is posted. When a job must be filled very quickly,
occasionally the Personnel Department attempts to speed up this operation by looking for applicants
both inside and outside the Company at the same time. However, all applicants are screened before a
decisión is made, and careful consideration is given to every application received from an
Argus employee. When someone from outside Argus gets the job in place of an Argus employee, it is
because that particular job required a particular skill, experience or training which no employee
had at the time. The Personnel Department recently reviewed last yearTs job posting record and
discovered that of the sixty jobs posted, employees applied for thirty-six. Twenty-four of these
thirty-six jobs were filled by Argus employees. It is our intention to promote from within whenever
possible. This does not mean, however, that any requirement for the job will be sacrificed, as one
of the keys to the success of Argus is the proper selection and placement of people . Many questions
on Company policies and procedures, such as this one, are discussed in a hew employee handbook,
gus," which will be distributed to everyone soon. It is hoped that many of your questions
will be answered when you read it. EMPLOYEE CAMERA CLUB ENCOURAGED I was happy to hear that an Argus
Camera Club is being formed, because it shows that employees are genuinely interested in our
products and in the field of photography. It is nice to know, too, that the majority of our employee
camera fans are proud Argus Camera owners! The Camera Club can count on cooperation and assistance
from the Company. The exclusive use of the darkroom in the basement of Plant I will be provided as
soon as the space is available. GERMÁN OPERATION PLANS Because of the interest shown in our
Germán operation since the appointment of Bill Patton as its General Manager, I would like to
repeat our plans as stated in my article in last monthTs "Argus Eyes." "Since 1949 it
has been virtually impossible for us to export cameras throughout the world- this is because of
dollar shortages and import regulations. We are now considering a company in Germany for manufacture
of Argus products for distribution in Europe, South America, África and other export markets.
Manufacturing in Germany will permit us to develop this export market and it will not interfere
with, or detract from, our Ann Arbor operations. Like the Canadian subsidiary, the Germán
operation would commence on a very modest basis."
Editor Dorothy Burge Photoprinting Jan Gala 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 Tabulating Lorie Johnson Lens Processing. . .Betty Shattuck
Maintenance Emil Johnson Optical Assembly, Inspection .... Jean FitzGerald Engineering Jim Meldrum
Standards Sue Wilson Production Planning . Patt DuCharme Tool Room Bill Fike Shipping Hilda White
Accounting Beulah Newman Sales Jane Maulbetsch Purchasing . . Dolores Helzerman Night Shift George
Navarre Features Writers Andy Argus and Robert Lewis
amfimf m mr MMWW mm On November 2
New Training Program Begins In Sales, Service
Sales and Service trainees are becoming expert photographers and better informed employees as the
result of a round sales training program recently inaugurated by the two departments. Bill Armstrong
and Rob Wilson, who are in charge of the program, have divided it into three sections . In one
section, men will study salesmenship techniques using the sales demonstration and theater skit
methods. The second section is composed of lectures and discussions in which various department
heads explain how their department operations fit into the operation of the entire Company. In this
section, too, men learn the policies of the Company and those of the Sales Department. Jim Rohrbaugh
and Rob Wilson are in charge of the third section, photography. In this part of the program, men
become expert users of Argus Cameras and learn to develop, print and enlarge their own pictures.
Pictures are taken at home and on end class field trips to spots particularly adaptable to picture
-taking, such as Green - field Village. All models of Argus Cameras are used and black and white as
well as color pictures are taken . Pictures taken and processed by the men are exhibited in these
classes: Still Life, People, Action, Flash, Natural Light and Best Colored Slide. The classes, held
every Wednesday afternoon for new employees in Sales, Service and Advertising included these men
last month: Wes Donaldson, Ted Little, Ted Watt, Dick Pierce, Howard Smith, Ralph Beuhler, George
Milroy, Bill Krantz, Jack Pearson, Bob McMillin, Joel Rowley and Roy Gustafson.
Profit-sharers Get $308,357 Of Company Profits
When Robert E. Lewis turned over a Company check of $308,357.00 to members of the Profit-Sharing
Fund Management Committee last month, each member of the Fund realized a $4 return on every $1 he
invested during the year. Every $200 invested by an employee in the Profit-Sharing Fund during the
last fiscal year is now worth $1,000. Enlarging the original $200 even more will be interest on the
combined Company and employee investment plus relinquishments. The check, which will be divided
among the accounts of the 398 Fund members according to their investment, tops last year's record
Company contribution by $54,806. This is the second year that the return has reached the 4-to-l
ratio; last year was the first. The Fund, which is open to all Argus employees after they have
worked for the Company three full fiscal years, provides for the employee's retirement. Some
employees who have been in the Fund since it began 12 years ago now have about $12,000 to their
credit. If the 4-to-l investment rate continúes, a man who averages $4,000 per year salary
can expect to retire after 35 years with a $40,000 to $50,000 pension credit. A worker who resigns
bef ore 10 years gets back all he has paid in, plus interest, plus half of the CompanyTs
contributions and interest. For every year he has been with the Company over 10 years, he gets an
additional 5 per cent of the Company1 s contribution. If he retires in 20 years or at the age of 60,
he gets the full amount accumulated in his name. If he chooses to continue working, his fund
continúes to build up until his retirement.
October Cover Girl Is Cindy Smith
Cindy, 3-12 year-old daughter of Howard Smith in Sales, is "Argus Eyes" cover girl for
this month. Howard, a "student" in the Sales training course started last month (see story
above) took the cover picture with a C-4, developed, printed and enlarged it as part of his class
Dick Caley Promoted To Employment Manager
Methods and Standards E ngine er , Richard Caley, has been appointe d new Employment Manager in
the Personnel Department.
William Sturgis, former Employment Manager, was promoted to Assistant to the President. Caley
began working for the Company in August, 1952, as an instrument assembier in Government Optical
Assembly. He was later trans - ferred to the Standards Department to become a Junior Timestudy
Engineer, then promoted to Meth'ods and
Standards Engineer. This year, he served as Recreation Club representative for Departments 46, 49
and 71. Caley is a gradúate of Purdue University and has spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy. He
is mar ried, has one child, and lives at 2613 Ellsworth Road in Ann Arbor.
Photo Books Distributed
Rob Wilson in Sales is author of the pamphlets on "Filter Magie with Argus Cameras" and
tips on taking TV pictures which appeared recent - ly on Good Reading Racks throughout both plants.
The pamphlets are distributed to Argus customers with photography questions and problems who write
to the Sales Department.
Credit Union Opens For Business
First day of business for the Argus Credit Union was September 7, the day of the first
organizational meeting in the Cafeteria. A Credit Union Office was later established in the Main
Lobby of Plant II at Roy Hiscock's desk. Office hours, when employees can make deposits, apply for
payroll deductions or loans, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Contest Winners Announced
17 Argusites received awards recently for their entries in the Recreation Club's Garden Contest.
First prizes of $3 each went to these people: Roger Westphal , Flower Class, for his Peonies; Bob
Gramprie, Vegetable Class, for his Cucumbers and Tomatoes; "Dutch" Engelhardt, Fruit
Class, for his Hale Peaches; Paul Hadley, Most Outstanding Vegetable Class, for his Spanish Onions;
George Calado, Most Unusual Vegetable Class, for his Bitter Melón f rom New Guinea. Second
prizes of $2 each went to Marie Haas, Flower Class, for her Glads and Lillies; Joe Wright, Vegetable
Class, for his Tomatoes, Cabbage, Peppers and Cucumbers; Anna Royal, Fruit Class, for her Heart of
Gold Cantal oupe; George Bock, Most Outstanding Vegetable Class, for his Golden Cross Corn; Lucille
Baker, Most Unusual Vegetable Class, for her Yard -Long String Beans . Third prize of $1 each went
to Rollie Snyder, Flower Class, for his Mixed Dahlias; Ernest Wilson, Vegetable Class, for his
Tomatoes, Okra and Lima Beans; Anna Royal, Fruit Class, for her Grapes and Pears; Annie Bird, Most
Outstanding Vegetable Class, for her Cucumber; Paul gaines, Most Unusual Vegetable lass, for his
White Cucumber. Special Mention went to Ed Sleezer for his arrangement of flowers; to Mary Burris
for her Midget Tomatoes; to Marie Haas for her Tomatoes and to Anna Royal for her Tomatoes . Judges
of the contest wjere Walter Smith, Camera Assembly, and Ed Nimke, Service. Most of the winning
entries were displayed in the Plant I showcase.
Here's A Special Invitation For You!
-ju " T I ANNUAL yf COMPANY j Y" dinner [ November 8 l jT in the -r Michigan Union
Ballroom 6:45 p.m. Make your reservation in the Personnel Department
Advertising Gets Award
Another new plaque received a place of honor in the Advertising Department last month when a
"Best Cartón of the Month " award came to Charles "Jimmy" Barker for
designing the most outstanding cartón during April, 1954. The award, received for the Argus
"76" and C-4 Flash Gun cartons, was judged for its outstanding design, merchandise appeal,
printing and construction. "Jimmy" adds this award to a long list of honors he has already
received from the National Paper Box Manuf acturers .
Brave Souls Masquerade
A recent bulletin board notice carried these instructions for the Recreation Club's Halloween
Masquerade Dance: MEach person attending must wear at least a mask or suffer the consequences .
Andy Gets The Facts And Figures
On Defense Bonds
Here's the letter that kept my head spinning with figures last month: "Dear Andy Argus: To
further the interest of the employees in buying Government Bonds and keeping them after the maturity
date, I would like to see one whole page of the f Argus Eyes' devoted to this subject. I have
noticed that a list of the employees who are buying bonds is posted quite regularly on the bulletin
boards. Among these people, and others no doubt, are those who have bonds that have matured or will
be in the future. I have some that have matured and others that will, and I have never seen any
information on the interest paid on bonds after maturity. So if it is possible, I would like to know
just what a $25,
$50 and $100 bond would be worth each year say for 10 years after maturity. I think if this
information were known, more people would not cash them in on the maturity date. An Argus
Employee" Well, hereTs your page! Redemption values for your $25, $50 and $100 Series E Bonds
are given below. You will find that bonds held beyond maturity provide a 3% investment yield up to
10 years more. Hope this information helps you out.
HERETS HOW MUCH SERIES E DEFENSE BONDS ARE WORTH WHEN THEY ARE HELD PAST THE MATURITY DATE
Period after Redemption Value of Series E Bonds Maturity Date $25 Bond $50 Bond $100 Bond 6
months $25.38 $50.75 $101.50 1 year 25.75 51.50 103.00 1-12 years 26.13 52.25 104.50 2 years 26.50
53.00 106.00 2-12 years 26.90 53.80 107.60 3 years 27.30 54.60 109.20 3-12 years 27.70 55.40 110.80
4 years 28.10 56.20 112.40 4-12 years 28.50 57.00 114.00 5 years 28.95 57.90 115.80 5-12 years 29.40
58.80 117.60 6 years 29.85 59.70 119.40 6-12 years 30.30 60.60 121.20 7 years 30.75 61.50 123.00
7-12 years 31.20 62.40 124.80 8 years 31.65 63.30 126.60 8-12 years 32.15 64.30 128.60 9 years 32.65
65.30 130.60 9-12 years 33.15 66.30 132.60 10 years 33.67 67.34 134.68 On Series E Bonds sold after
May 1, 1952, this is 9-23 years after maturity date instead of 10 years.
The Life Of A Suggestion
Ever wonder what happens to an idea af ter it's dropped in the Suggestion Box? Rose Hubbard's
suggestion is typical of those received every week by the Suggestion Plan Office . The lif e it led
-f rom the day it was just an idea to the day it won a cash award for Rose- is pictured on these two
pages . K y ou have an idea on how to improve a product, save time and material or make Argus a
better place in which to work, drop it in one of the Suggestion Boxes. You can be confident that it
will receive the same thorough investigation and attention given to the suggestion submitted by
Rose. You, too, may receive a cash award for your idea- an award which cannot be less than $5, and
can be as large as $10,000!
1. WHEN THE IDEA of using buffing compound on the feit wheel while buffing screws for the counter
-dial release on the C-3 Camera first carne to Rose Hubbard, she talked it over with her supervisors
in the Paint Shop for their suggestions. Here Bob Alian helps her out.
2. AFTER WORKING OUT the details, Rose wrote up the idea on a suggestion blank which she took
from the Suggestion Box in the hall . She detached the stub from the blank and saved it as a record
of her suggestion.
3. NEXT STEP was to drop the suggestion in the box provided for that purpose in the hall. Four
suggestion boxes are located in prominent places in the halls at both Argus plants .
4. ROSE'S SUGGESTION was among the many which Paul McCoy from the Suggestion Plan Office picked
up on one of his frequent inspections of the boxes. Processing of the suggestions begins as soon as
they are received .
5. SUGGESTION PLAN MANAGER, Art Parker, Jr., (left) looked over the suggestions with Paul . A
letter was written to Rose, acknowledging her suggestion. All identification was removed and the
suggester remained anonymous until a final decisión was made on the idea.
6. THE SUGGESTION COMMITTEE composed of (left to right); Rudy Janci, Don Waters, Torn Spitier,
Chuck Myers, Art Parker, Jr., Cecil Lewis, Don Koch, Larry Dietle and Bill Thompson (chairmanof the
committee) review ed the suggestion and decided that it merited further investigation . Spitier,
Thompson, Waters and Dietle are permanent committee members. Each month 2 new supervisors and 2 new
hourly employees are appointed to the committee to serve for 4 weeks.
7. AFTER THE SUGGESTION was reviewed with supervisors in the department in which the idea would
be used (see photo on top of opposite page) Bob Broderick, Methods and Standards Engineer (above)
timed Rose's job to determine expected savings as a result of the suggestion. Her award, one-half of
these savings, was approved by the Suggestion Committee. (Although Rose's suggestion involves no
cost of application, normally a suggestion receives one-half of the savings expected during a six
months' period, after the cost of application has been deducted . )
8. A RECORD of the suggestion was filed in the permanent Personnel files by Records Clerk, Liz
Clapham. This record, a sign of her interest in Argus, will be of valué should Rose apply for
a job posting. Then, when progress reviews for hourly employees get underway, a suggestion in this
file will be taken into consideration when Rose is interviewed.
9. ROSE'S SUGGESTIONwona$44.25 check for her which, she says, came in mighty handy! At the left,
Bob Alian gives her the check while Paul McCoy presents an award certifícate signed by Argus
president, Robert Lewis .
18 Winners This Month $733.84 awarded for suggestions last month was distributed in this manner:
Dept. Name $ Won TÏT Richard Coats $328 84 10 Gene Rohde 138.78 15 Clara Dickinson 69.46 15
Rose Hubbard 44.25 19 Alice Alt 25.00 10 Merle Myers 21.51 15 Dorienne Lovings 15.00 15 Ida Hubbard
11.00 62 Lowell C. Robinson 10.00 9 Helen Higgins 10.00 49 Paul McCoy 10.00 81 John Borgerson 10.00
53 Orviel Harrison 10.00 54 I. R. Gansley 10.00 64 Betty Shattuck 5.00 82 R. J. Miller 5.00 19
Gladys Brahm 5.00 29 J. A. Burkhart, Jr. 5.00
The first letter this month comes f rom a softball fan. It's a reply to the letter regarding the
number of outsiders on our team which I answered last month. "I would like to take a mild
exception to the answer appearing in the August -September issue of 'Argus EyesT regarding the use
of outsiders on the Argus softball team. It was stated that 'league rules permit us to have 3 people
who do not work at Argus on our softball team.' I think you will find that this is not a league
rule, but rather one set up by the club or company. If this were a league rule, you would not find
such teams as Union Bar or Smith's Sporting Goods in the league as they do not employ enough
employees, and league rules are standard and are not altered to limit or benefit any one team . I
believe it is vital for Argus to use outsiders on the team if they are to have a winning team. If we
cannot field a team that will be a credit to Argus, regardless of where the players come from, then
I advocate dropping the team altogether ." Well, you sure showed me up on that one. You're
right, it was the Recreation Club, not the League, that set the rule on outsiders for the softball
team . Thanks for forwarding y our views- I'm sure the Recreation Club will be glad to read your pro
opinión of this controversial issue. Next letter came from one of our profit-sharers. It went
like this: "We appreciate the money in Profit-Sharing, but why not give us a better hourly
rate? A little more money in our take home pay now!" This note went to Bill Doyle in Personnel
who said that Argus hourly rates are in line with those paid by other industries in this
área. Several times a year Personnel makes careful studies of the Company' s hourly and
monthly pay rates as compared with those in the immediate Ann Arbor area as well as those in the
Detroit area. Right now we are participating in a survey being made by the Ann Arbor Manufacturer's
Association. The equal to or better than wage comparison hoíds true in almost all of the
cases. No more questions this month- looks like you're getting lazy on me. I hate to see those boxes
so empty. If I don't work, I don't eat-so keep those questions rolling ! Be hearing from you,
Halloween Masquerade Dance
p Come to the
AT THE ANN ARBOR V.F.W. CLUB m October 16 Wt) 9 P.M. TO 1 A.M. rc& Refreshments will be
served. JA The V.F.W. and Don Bailey, V.F.W. Manager, are doing everything possible to assure the
success of the dance so future Recreation Club events may be held there. Your Recreation Club Card
will admit you and your partner, f ree of charge.
Camera Club Organized
Employees listened to plans for an Argus Employee Camera Club, unanimously approved a club
constitution and elected club officers at an evening meeting on October 4 in the Plant n Canteen.
The club, which is open to all employees, will meet every Monday, 7 p.m., at Argus to study
picturetaking and processing. Black and white still photography, color photography and
cinematography for both elementary and advanced photographers will be studied during
altérnate meetings. Regular business meetings for all members will be held four times a year.
Payment of $5 a year dues permits any club member to attend any or all of the meetings. The Photo
Lab in the basement of Plant I will be available to club members, and printing and developing
supplies may be purchased at wholesale prices. Eventually the group will take part in national photo
competition and exhibitions . Group social activities and outings are also planned for the future.
Officers elected were: president, Eddie Sayer, Stock Room; secretary-treasurer, Gerry Space, Sales;
house chairman, Wilma Simmons, Paint Shop. Heading various interest groups are Jan Gala, Production
Planning, lst vice -president in charge of black and white still photography; Harold Pickering,
Engineering, 2nd vice-president in charge of color photography and Cari Heselschwerdt, Quality
Control, 3rd vicepresident in charge of cinematography. On the board of director s are Ed
Blattenberger, Engineering, and Torn Kentes, Service.
George Theros Weds Martha Jane Harrison
Martha Jane Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harrison, 41 Photo St., Ypsilanti, became
the bride of George Theros (Production Planning) on July 17 in a ceremony at St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Church. A reception, following the ceremony, was held at the V.F.W. Hall in Ann Arbor. For
their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Theros traveled to Florida. "This was the first trip my wife
had ever taken to Florida, " George reports. "We did lots of sightseeing and traveled to
many parts of the state. "
Lobsters Star At Office Girls' Dinner Party
Fresh lobster s, shipped straight f rom Maine, highlighted a September 2 dinner party given by
Joanne McFarlane (Purchasing) for a group of Argus girls. Joanne, a native oï Portland, Maine,
received the crate of lobsters shipped from Portland by her mother for the occasion. Attending the
party at Joanne 's Ypsilanti apartment were: Betty Shower, Betty Har ris, Dolores Helzerman, Gloria
Wood, Lois Niles, Margar et Ford, Betty Forsyth, Donna Bisbee and Dorothy Laban.
Hank Ulinder, Machine Shop, is proud father of an 8 lb. girl, Sheri Ann, born September 3. Sheri
has a brother, Mark, age 2. Karen Ann is the name of the 6 lb. baby girl born to the Torn Westfalls
on August 28. Torn works in Maintenance. Don Kane, Standards, has a new baby boy, John, born
September 13 weighing 9 lbs . , 1 oz . Don has one other son, 2-12 years old. William Dixon, Camera
Assembly, is proud father of an 8 lb., 10-12 oz. son, Dennis Keith, born September 8. Bill has
another son, William Dean, 2 years old. A 6 lb., 2 oz. son, Charles Walter, was born to the Walter
Roots on September 15. Daddy works in Engineering, Mother (Irene) is on leave of absence from
Receiving Inspection. Charles is the RootTs first child . Alton Blythe, Grinding, became father of a
6 lb., 8 oz. girl, Melba Jean, on September 17. Melba has a 3-year old brother. John Adams, Plant
Safety Patrol, has a 6 lb., 13 oz. boy, William Lewis, born September 15. This is the Adams' first
child. Adele Melchoir, formerly of Sales, has a baby girl, Kim Irene, born September 15 in San
Diego, California. Daddy, Wayne, is in the U.S. Navy.
Ed Kline In Korea
Ed Kline, on military leave of absence from the Machine Shop, sends pictures from Korea where he
has been stationed for nine months. Amos Kline, Ed's father who is a member of the Plant Safety
Patrol, reports that he expects Ed home on furlough for Christin as, and home permanently in
A Handsome Argus Family
MIGHTY PROUD of the two pretty girls in his arms is Torn Loy (Machine Shop) above. The
curly-headed child on the left is TonVs daughter, 3-year-old Nancy. The smiling youngster on the
right is TonVs sister, 7-year-old Carolyn. TonTs and Carolyn s dad, Wayne Loy, works in the Machine
Golf Outing Winds Up Season
Argus women golfers ended the golf season with a picnic September 9 at Island Park on the Huron
River . Main events of the evening were election of officers for the coming year and distribution of
Golfers Compete In Tourney
September 18 was the date for the Two-Ball Tourney at Huron Hills. A score of 45 tied Joe
Dobronsky and his partner, Liz Clapham with Chuck McClune and Katie DelPrete for first place honor s
of the day. Maurie Howe and Ellie Reynolds finished in 2nd place with a score of 54. 3rd place
winners were Bill Betke and Marión Quackenbush with a 55 score. John Shattuck and Mary Azary
finished 4th with a score of 57 while Art Parker, Jr. with Ardie Allison tied with Walt Bartell and
Grace Betke with a 5th place score of 64. Don Crump and Betty Shattuck came in 6th with a score of
Bowling is in full swing again, and the new ladies' league appears to be successfully underway. A
tie now exists for top spot between the MArg-EyesM and the "Ten-Pins." Both teams are car
ry ing an 8 and 0 record. The' Service girls are sailing right along in the number three spot
followed by the "ArgusEtts," the "Jiv'n Five" and the thus f ar, not-so-lucky
"Lucky Strikes." Mary Briggs and Liz Clapham make the "Ten Pins" the team to
beat. MEN'S BOWLING In the men's league, the "Planners" are presently having things their
own way with a 10 and 2 record. Hot on their heels are the "Tabulators" with 9 and 3 and
the very "Thirsty Five" with 8 and 4. The rest are bunched up close behind the leaders
which should guarantee plenty of action for the next month or so when the men will begin separating
themselves f rom the boys. GOLF Winding up the sports activities
this month are the Golf League playoffs and the annual Open Tourney. The four individual league
winning teams played off for the big trophy . Dick Leggett and Ne il Navarre, representing the
Wednesday night group, put together two of the best individual performances of the season to walk
off with the championship . Their actual scores of 32 and 36, respectively, gave them a team net of
62.4. Representing the other leagues in the playoffs were Ted Adams and Ed Selent for the Tuesday
group, Herb Pfabe and Roger Westphal for the Thursday group, and Elmer Johnson and Joe Newmeyer,
night shift. The Open Tourney followed the ending of league play. Jim Smith zoomed through the four
nine-hole rounds with a net score of 126 to gain top honors. He was hard pressed by Gene Rohde and
Henry Smith whoposted a 128.4 and a 132.4, respectively, to finish second and third .
Tags Replace Letters In Service Department
Use of an attr active navy and yellow tag has eliminated the need for dictating some. 300 letters
per month in. the Service Department. Service discovered that many of the consumer requests which
they received for repair work were similar. Consequently, correspondents were forced to dictate many
letters which were repetitious. By having 3-14 x 5 -inch cards printed up which explained how the
camera had been serviced or which gave the owner additional instructions, Service spared their
correspondents hours of work and cut costs for the department.
Names In The News
Bill Thompson, Methods and Standards, was assistant chairman of the 3rd Annual International
Methods - Time Measurement Conference held October 6, 7 and 8 at the Statler Hotel in New York. 600
people from various parts of the world attended the conference. Ginny Lau, Dave Oughton, Ralph
Parsons, Bob Cuny, and Wes Donaldson are in charge of the Junior Achievement group sponsored by
Argus this year. Fred Steinhebel, Standards, is advisor for the Junior Achievement group sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce. George Haas, Accounting, took charge of a JCC
"porch-light" canvass to register Ann Arbor voters for the Nov. 2 general election.
Dual Sports Honors Received By Paul Myers
Paul Myers, layout draftsman of the New Products Engineering group, received two trophies during
the past month emblematic of his prowess in two separate sports, golf and bowling. Paul received his
first trophy for bowling the highest game recorded in Ann Arbor for the season 19531954, a rousing
279 which he rolled at the Ann Arbor Recreation during February of 1954. During the summer, he
replaced his bowling ball and shoes for golf clubs, tees and spike shoes, and defeated over 200
other brother Elks at the Annual Michigan State Elks Tournament held at the Kalamazoo Elk's Country
Club on July 18 and 19. Shooting 42-45 for a total of 87, and with a handicap of 28, he received his
second trophy for having low net of 59.
Parties Honor Two
Hats Off Dept.
Promotions last month went to these people: HAROLD HALE, former Instrument Assembier in
Government Optical Assembly, was promoted to Methods and Standards Analyst in Standards . BILL
STURGIS, former Employment Manager, is now Assistant to Robert E. Lewis, Argus President. DICK
CALEY, former Methods and Standards Engineer, took Bill' s place as Employment Manager. WES
DONALDSON was promoted from Correspondent in the Service Department to Assistant Service Manager .
TED WATT, former Service Correspondent, was promoted to Administrative Assistant in the Sales
Last T-150 Scope Comes Off The Assembly Line
GANG that worked on the T-150 Government Scopes gets a last look at one. Bob Kalmbach holds the
last scope off the line as (left to right) Bill Brown, Marión Quackenbush , Leo Stapleton,
Esther Woelper and Louetta Ritchie examine it.
Too Much Time Needed For Fire Drill
Both plants were cleared of peopie in three minutes during the fire drill held last month.
Because it was generally known that a fire drill would be held, the three -minute time period was
too long, Gene Rossbach, Employee Relations Manager, said. The more quickly you can clear the plant
during a fire drill, the safer you will be should an emergency arise, he emphasized .
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Life At Argus
This is the first in a series of cartoons illustrating life at Argus - as seen by a typical
Argusite! John Jochem, Engineering Draftsman, is the illustrator .