Reviewing Argus Progress
There has been an increasing amount of publicity lately about the guar anteed annual wage . This
subj eet is one which is very commonly misunderstood, since no one has really explained the meaning
of "guaranteed annual wage." The term gives the impression that everyone-wh ether they
were working or not- would get their regular paycheck 52 weeks a year. Actually such plans are
generally limit - ed to a certain number of weeks a year, to certain groups of employees, and to
some percentage of regular wages. One such plan comprehends only a guarantee of 40 hours pay for any
week in which a person reports for work. These guaranteed annual wage plans are in reality an
extensión of our present unemployment compensation system. In our state, unemployment
benefits range up to $42 per week for a maximum period of 26 weeks. These benefits are among the
highest of the states. As you know, the State Unemployment Compensation Fund is complete - ly paid
for by employers. Since the Fund was first started in 1937, Argus contributions have totaled over
half a million dollars. During the past two years Argus has contributed
more than $108,000. As you can see, the principie of providing compensation for employees out of
work because of layoffs is certainly not new. The real goal, of course, is to increase the stability
of employment. Stabilizing our workforce is desirable f rom two distinct standpoints. First, really
steady employment is a basic requirement of a good place to work. But steady employment is also
important for a purely dollars and cents business standpoint. When any reduction in the workforce
occurs, a number of people are transferred to different jobs. Besides the expense required to train
these people intheir new duties, the operations they are learning are just not up to normal
efficiency. Training costs are considerable, especially when some jobs require several months to
learn. These same costs are incurred again when production is increased and both job changes and new
people are required to meet higher production levéis. ARGUS EMPLOYMENT PROVE S STABLE We have
taken definite steps to reduce the variations in the number of employees. In spite of the fact
that we are in a luxury business which has a very sharp seasonal variation of sales, we have
accomplished a remarkable degree of stability in our employment . As you know, we worked a
considerable amount of over time du ring the peak production period early last f all. Instead of
calling in many extra employees for our pre-Christmas rush period, we worked overtime to help meet
the sales demand and reduce the adjustments after the Christmas sales period ended. MARCH PRODUCTION
GR E AT ER THAN SALES Our sales during the peak months of the fall season are about twice as much as
sales during the months of January, February, and March. In this month of March, which is proving to
be a reasonably good sales month, we are still manufacturing more cameras than we are selling. In
other words, we are storing cameras in the warehouse to be used in later months when sales
traditionally piek up. The success of this program is evident when you realize that our employment
has dropped only about 7-12% while sales are down approximately 50% from the peak periods. The
combination of the stability of employment we have created ourselves, plus the protectiori provided
by State Unemployment Compensation, which is paid for from a company finances fund, has created an
over -all stability of earnings which illustrate the progress made in this area.
Argus Blood Donors Needed This Month
March 22 and 23 are the scheduled Argus blood donor days for the Ann Arbor Industrial Blood Bank.
200 Argus donors will be needed at the Red Cross mobile unit stationed at the VFW Club on Liberty
Street. A Red Cross station wagon will be on hand to piek up donors at Argus, take them to the
mobile unit and return. Every employee is reminded that
unless he has signed up to dónate blood with the Industrial Blood Bank, he will not be
eligible to receive blood, f ree of charge, should he or any member of his family need it.
Hats Off Dept.
GERALD KARN, Stand - ards, was promoted f rom a Methods and Standards Analyst to a Methods and
EMMA EXELBY, Paint Shop, was promoted from a Bench Inspector B (a job involving packing and
inspecting) to Bench Inspector A (a job with increased re spons ibility involving more difficult
This Month's Cover Photo
The man dangling in m id -air on this month's cover is Charles Stapish f rom the Michigan Bell
Telephone Company, one of the crew that extended a telephone cable from the Plant I Building to the
new office building last month in preparation for the moving of the switchboard. Eddie Girvan took
the photo with an Argus "40", developed and print - ed it.
Red Cross Receives $2,876 From Argus
$2,876.00 contributed by Argus employees and the Company during last October's fund-raising
campaign was turned over to the American Red Cross this month during the 1955 organizationTs annual
drive for funds. Last October, when Argus conducted its once-a-year fund-raising campaign for
combined Community Chest- Red Cross purposes, employees donated $1,438.00 to the Red Cross. The
Company matched employee contributions dollar for dollar to make the $2,876.00 total. This year's
Argus Red Cross contribution exceeds last yearTs total of $2,828.00 by $48.
"10 O'clock Scholars" Aren't Popular At Argus
Dependability is an outstanding characteristic of employees in almost every department at Argus
according to absence and tardy reports which have been pouring into the Personnel Department since
the story about Bob Barsantee, Sr. 's excellent record appeared in last month's "Argus Eyes.
" Among those whose records are particularly outstanding are John Rumsey, Lens Blocking and
Chuck Ceronsky, Machine Shop. Any other ñames f rom your department?
Cast Your Vote For Three!
With Recreation Club elections scheduled for the middle of April, the club nominating committee
came up with a full slate of nominees. According to the Club by-laws, the nominating committee was
appointed bythis year's president, Don Crump, and made up of members of the club board of directors.
The committee included Herbert Fredrick, Betty Robinson, William Betke, Helen
Breining, Elizabeth Clapham and George Navarre. Bill Betke, last year's vice-president, will
automatically become president for the coming year. Ballots will be distributed to all employees at
a date which will be announced on the bulletin boards. Before the election, photos of all nominees
will also be posted on the boards .
RESUME OF CANDIDATES AND THEIR BACKGROUND:
CANDIDATES FOR VICE-PRESIDENT: (The Vice-President automatically becomes President for next
year.) BILL FIKE, Tool Room Group Leader, was Treasurer of the club last year, member of several
committees and has been President of the bowling league. He's a 13 -year club member and 13-12-year
Argus employee . BOB McMILLIN, Wholesales Sales Representative, is a 9-month club member and 1-year
Argus employee. Bob says he is happy that he is no longer spending a great deal of time on the road
and can now more actively participate in club activities. CHUCK McCLUNE, Production Engineer, has
been chairman of the club's policy committee, and active in golf and bowling. HeTs a 3 -year member
of the club and 3 -year Argus employee .
CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY: RUTH O' HARE, Sub -Assembier in Camera Assembly, is an 11-year club
member and a 12-year Argus employee. She has been President of the E.A.A. Volunteer Fireman's
Auxiliary and Secretary of the E.A.As women's club. KATIE DEL PRETE, Timekeeper, has been President
of the women's golf league and active in bowling. She's a 5-year member of the club and has worked
for Argus a total of 6 years. MARY AZARY, Stationary Stock Clerk, has been club representative for
Departments 20 and 22 for 2 years and member of the 1952 budget committee which set up the yearly
budget for 1953. She is currently chairman of the women's golf league. Mary has been a club member
for 3-12 years and an Argus employee for 3-12 years. (Continued on page 4)
NEW PRESIDENT will be Bill Betke. _
Cast Your Vote for 3 ! (Continued from page 3) CANDIDATES FOR SECRETARY (Cont.) ETHEL HUFFMAN,
Wheel Burrer in the Paint Shop, has been a member of the Recreation Club since it first started. She
is a 12-year Argus employee and has been club representative for the Paint Shop. CANDIDATES FOR
TREASURER: EDNA HUNTLEY, Receiving Inspector, has been active in golf and cribbage and member of the
golf rules committee. She is a charter member of the Camera Club and member of the Camera Club house
committee. She is a 3-year club member and has been an Argus employee for 3 years, 3 months. FRED
ALCHIN, Production Planner, has been a member of the Recreation Club for 4 years. He is also a
4-year Argus employee. BEULAH NEWMAN, Secretary to the Controller, has been Treasurer of the women's
bowling league and active in the cribbageand euchre tournaments. She has been both an Argus employee
and club member for 11 years. JOHN KEENY, Employment Interviewer, is a 1-year member of the club and
a 1-year Argus employee. He is employed in the Personnel Department. RAYMOND CLARK, Quality Control
Engineer, has been Secretary of the men's golf league. He has been a club member for 3 years and
Argus employee for 3-12 years.
You Asked Andy
The first two questions to answer this month are on the same subject, the electric clocks in the
Machine Shop. (Mmm... Tve always wondered where the clock-watchers in the Company hide out!)
Clocks in the Machine Shop MJust wondering if it's possible that the clocks in the Machine Shop
could be moved below the newly-installed pipes so that we could see them?" Your suggestion has
been given to the Machine Shop Supervisión who are investigating the clock problem now to see
whether or not it will be possible to move them. Flag Over Plant II Two questions came in on this
subject, too. MHave you taken a look at the flag we are flying over Plant n?" I sur e did- as
soon as I got this question, and Gene Rossbach took a look, too. Seems that the red and white
stripes bore an unpatriotic tear. WeTve tried both cotton and nylon flag fabrics and neither of them
has been able to stand up against stiff Ann Arbor winds. A new flag will be ordered for Plant II.
However, since the current March winds will probably tear a new one into shreds in no time flat
also, the new flag may not get the chance to fly until milder breezes are with us. Receiving
Salaried Pay Checks Every Other Week "Why canTt the employees who are on salary be paid every
other Friday." I agree that it would be a fine idea. From what I hear about salaried employees
stretching their checks from payday to payday, I'm beginning to think those checks are made of
rubber! However, the general procedure is to pay employees either by the week or month, and it's
customary for employees whose salary is computed on the monthly basis to be paid the 15th and 3Oth.
The answer to your question, I guess, is that juggling your own individual budget is a lot more
simple than juggling the entire payroll system. Report on Scholarship Students MHow about a report
on our scholarship students? We hear one is doing us (Argus) proud." I checked this one with
Mrs . Radf ord who said that all scholastic reports on these students go directly to the University
Committee on Scholarships, not to Argus. We'll have to check with that office to see whether or not
this type of information can be released- and with the students to see whether they want their
grades publicized. Anyway, I know everyone will be happy to hear that our kids are doing well.
13 Employees Make Suggestions, Win Cash Awards
Mary Justice, Paint Shop, topped the list of Suggestion Awards this month when she received a
check for $103.37 for suggesting the elimination of inspection and part of the cleaning process of
the focusing screw and nut assembly for the C-3. A check for $100 went to Dick Towner, Machine Shop,
for his suggestion that a Bello ws Air F eed be installed on the centerless grinder. Adoption of
this idea increased production considerably and also decreased operator fatigue. Cari Toler, Service
and Repair, suggested that the Service Department rivet the C-3 and C-4 flaps to the case instead of
sewing them on. Cari received $97.52 for his suggestion. The suggestion of Henry Minges, Screw
Machine, that the sequence of operations on the winding knob of the C-3be changed increased
production, improved the winding knob, and netted Henry $99.72.
Joann Salyer, Paint Shop, waspresented with a check for $44.55 for suggesting that the method of
packing the 75 and Super 75 camera backs be changed . Putting this suggestion into operation
decreased the number of camera backs rejected because of scratches. Dorothy Wier, Center ing,
suggested using 60 -Watt amber bulbs on center ing machines, thereby decreas - ing operator eye
fatigue. Dorothy received a check for $20. A check for $17.70 went to Keith Tripp, Blocking, for
suggesting a new method of cleaning blocking tools . Gerald Hanley, Blocking, and Henry Ulinder,
Machine Shop, each received awards of $15. Awards of $10 wentto Mary Patek, Camera Assembly,
Margaret Leslie, Production Engineering, Meivin Ecarius, Blocking, and Peter Opple, Machine
Scouts Visit Camera Club
Sixteen membersof the Burns Park Girl Scout Brownie Troop #120 and their leader, Mrs. Stuart
Maynard, were guests of the Argus Camera Club on February 22. The girls who have been studying
photography as part of their group activities, were instructed on darkroom procedure. With the aid
of Camera Club members Eddie Sayer, Bob Alian and Wilma Simmons, each Brownie exposed and developed
a 4x5 print. These ardent photographers hope to be wearing their Scout Photographer's Merit badge in
the near future.
Nordman Makes Sergeant
Doug Nordman, on military leave of absence f rom Receiving, has been promoted to U.S. Army
Sergeant. Doug, who expects to be out of the service in May, is in the Quartermaster Corps in
Get Ready - Set For Spring Photography
Prospects of spring just-aroundthe corner are enough to make any C3, A4 or "75"
brighten up like this!
But bef ore you, as an eager photography fan, venture out into this most exciting photo season of
the year, there are several points to remember which will help make your spring pictures the best
ever. HINTS FOR FLOWER SHOTS If you are planning close-up shots of flowering peach, cherry, or apple
boughs, remember that they are most
sparkling when taken with the back light shining through the petals. Increasing the exposure by a
full stop for black and white or a stop and a half for color Iets the petalsifted light show
brightly on your film. Remember, too, that early spring tree foliage is not heavy. So even in the
woodlands, you usually get plenty of snapshot light. Choose your time to catch wild flowers, or your
backyard daffodils, in sun slanting f rom about 45 degrees. Your finished flower print or color
slide will have more interest if you keep the background as simple as possible or make it indistinct
with a wide aperture and carefully measured focusing. The f aster shutter action will also prevent a
breeze-blown blossom f rom becoming blurred. Or you can use a large neutral-color card behind the
subject to hide distracting details .
CHILDREN AND PETS PHOTOS
No matter whether thesubjects arechildren or animáis, photographing the young presents
much the same problems. First, you must get the subject to pose
and then keep him within camera range . K you have time, the easiest solution is to pre-set your
camera at the distance you would like to use. Then stroll around that boundary ready to fire. An
assistant to inspire the proper reactions f rom the subject can be helpful. To bring interesting
expressions to the face of a child or pet, your aide can try surprise. A new toy or the sight of a
piece of candy works the same way on a child as a bit of food or a rubber ball does with your pup.
Remember, that with your pets, big or small, it's side lighting that shows off their fur to the best
5 Employees Celebrate Anniversaries
with Argus in March
A Supervisor's Day
The stockholders or owners of a company like Argus look to management to run the business
efficiently and profitably. Management, in turn, depends upon supervisory people to translate
company policies into day-to-day work which will realize its aims. At Argus, the Supervisor is
considered a "spark plugM in the machinery of business because it is his job to work with his
people to set production in motion and to keep it moving smoothly. The Supervisor is a combination
boss, teacher, friend and interpreter. As a boss, he is responsible for the successful working
operations of people in his department. As a teacher, he must train new people for their jobs in his
department. As a friend to the people who work for him, he of ten straightens out both personal and
job problems and grievances. And as an interpreter, he often speaksfor the employees when they have
a message for management and for management when it has a message for the employees. To do and to be
all these things, the Supervisor must first have a
sound, technical knowledge of his job. But he must also know and understand people. For although
the Supervisor calis the signáis, without the cooperation of people who work with him he
would get nowhere . Joe O'Donnell, probably one of the best-known Supervisors at Argus, is now in
his 17th year of employment with the Company . Like most Argus Supervisors, Joe acquired the
qualifications he needed for his job by working his way up. Between the time he was hired as a radio
coil winder when Argus was producing radios in October, 1937, until he became an Inspection
Supervisor for cameras and projectors in 1950, Joe worked as a Planning Material Handler, Trouble
Shooter and held other inspection jobs. Now, as Supervisor in the Final Inspection Department
whichis headed by Eddie Girvan, Joe is one of the many people responsible for the final performance
and appearance of our commercial products. How well this department does its work has a very direct
bearing on how well our products are received by the public.
Products which do not meet the high standards required are rejected by inspectors on the line.
Joe supervises 22 of the commercial production line inspectors and auditors in both plants and plans
their work days. He checks inspection equipment and makes minor repairs on it. Occasionally, he
helps with actual inspection on the line. As the photographs on the opposite page point out, Joe has
a variety of duties to perform, and these duties take him all over Plant I and II. During his
progress review, when asked the question that is put to every Supervisor, "What tools, material
or assistance can the Company give you to make your job better?" Joe answered, "roller
skates!M This answer would probably be an appropriate one for any of the busy Supervisors at Argus.
Joe's, like every other Supervisors job at Argus, is a responsible one. It's one of the jobs that
the Company considers most important in keeping our business running smoothly .
How Joe O'Donnell, a Typical Argus Supervisor, Spends an Average Day
ANYWHERE, EVERYWHERE - EITHER PLANT IS WHERE YOU CAY"FIND JOE j
From Copper To Cash
Enameling on copper has long been a favorite hobby for many employees at Argus. Now this
fascinating pastime has been built into a jewelry "business" by the Argus -sponsor ed
Junior Achievement group. Doublé "A" Enterprises, the same group of high school
boys and girls that made ash trays from rejected reflectors and sold them at Argus earlier this
winter, has tranen ed into copper enameling to produce earrings, pins, cuff links and tie pins.
Argus men who helped the boys and girls manufacture the ash trays have continu ed as advisers in the
jewelry business. They are: Ginny Lau, Ralph Parsons, Bob Cuny, Dave Oughton, Wes Donaldson, and
Johnny Johnson. ' Sue Rau (Personnel) who does copper enameling
as a hobby, is the jewelry consultant for the group. Last fall, Doublé "A"
Enterprises formed their own corporation, sold stock, rented production space and began paying
salaries in order to recréate as faithfully as possible the same conditions under which real
business operates. Business and manufacturing offices are in downtown Ann Arbor. Employees who are
interested inpurchasing the jewelry may contact any of the advisers listed above. Pins, earrings,
tie pins, and cuff links sell for $1.00 each.
February 21, 1955 Mr. Thomas Spitier Argus Rameras, Inc. Ann Arbor, Michigan Dear Mr. Spitier: As
members of the Doublé "A" Enterprises, we wish to thankyou and Argus Cameras, Inc.
for the sponsorship of our Junior Achievement Company this year. We appreciate the opportunity to
learn about the operation of a business, and have enjoyed working with our advisers this year. The
advisers know how we feel, but we are wondering if you would help us thank all the other members of
your company. In order to show our appreciation to all your employees we are wondering if you would
publish this letter in Argus Eyes. Sincerely yours, Deanne Duford Secretary of the company
"southward Ho!" Argusites' Vacation Slogan
Jean Rogers, Government Optical Assembly, became the bride of Alfred Bassett, son of Mrs..
Nicholas Bassett of Milan and the late Mr. Bassett on January 29. The marriage ceremony was held at
4:30 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor. A reception was held afterward in the
couple's new home at 606 W. Summit Street.
TWO PARTIES held in Camera Assembly last month were for John Albertson who celebrated his
birthday on February 5, and for Genevieve Moore who celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary on
February 8. Both John and Genevieve received gifts and cake f rom their co-workers.
Argus Party Photos
Florida Ranks High As Vacation Spot
ley winds in Ann Arbor started the annual trek of Argus people southward last month, most of them
toward the balmy breezes of Florida. Ruth Beekman, Sales, spent her two-weeks-with-pay in
Clearwater, Florida, where she photographed Jack Benny (with her Argus "75") on the golf
course. While visiting the Florida Cypress Gardens, Ruth carne upon those familiar Michigan blue and
gold banners waving for a University of Michigan reunión, engineering class of 1907! Marshall
Quinn, Accounting, and Cari Heselschwerdt, Receiving Inspection, chose Miamiand Fort Myers Beach,
Florida, as their vacation spot. Deep-sea fishing was a favorite activity for both. Margar et Hardy
and Donna Bisbee, both of Purchasing, covered Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg and Nassau, Bahama
Islands, on their Florida trip. Basking in the sun and sightseeing filled their days. Kendall,
Florida, was the vacation spot for Jim Brinkerhof f, Factory Manager, his wife, Marge, and two
children. The Brinkerhoffs spent their vacation with Jim 's grandfather who is a retired professor
from the University of Miami. Ethel Huffman, Paint Shop, f lew to Florida last month to spend two
weeks in Miami, one week in Sarasota. High spots of her trip were a visit to the Parrot Jungle
(South of Miami) and fishing off the keys. Not Florida, but Arizona was the vacation spot for Mary
Jane Alexander, Paint Shop, who f lew to Phoenix with her husband, John, to visit his parents.
Horseback riding and swimming were their favorite vacation activities. A high spot of their trip was
a visit to the sports car races in the Flagstaff Mountains.
Bonnie June is the name of the 7 lb., 4 oz. daughter born to Marilyn Beach, Mail Room, on
February 19. John Kokenakes, Maintenance, is proud father of a 7-12 lb. baby boy, Andrew Phillip,
on February 22. Little Andrew is the first grandchild for his namesake, Andy Kokenakes,
Production Planning (John's father). Ralph Parsons, Paint Shop, has a son, John Campbell, born
February 8, weighing 8 lbs. Jane Maulbetsch, Sales, has a son, David Courtney, born on February 19,
weighing 7 lbs. Denise Carol is the name of the 6 Ib., 12 oz. baby girl born to Janet Riddle, Lens
Polishing, on January 23. Janet has three other children, Sandra, James and Diane. GLENN AND RUTH
EASTMAN CELEBBATE 22 YEAES OF MARRIAGE Glenn Eastman, Tool Room, and his wife, Ruth, celetrated
their 22nd wedding anniversary on Maren h. The Eastman' s who were married in Detroit, celebrated
their anniversary with dinner and cinerama in that city.
"last Resort's" Team Wins Prize
The Argus "Last Resort's" Bowling team, captained by Glenn Eastman, took 25th place in
the 7th Annual Team Tournament held at the Howell Bowledrome in Howell, Michigan, in February.
Members of the team who split the $10 check were Jim Moran, Eldin Crysler, Leon Blackmer, Ken Croff,
and Glenn Eastman . 2162 actual pins feil for this score and the team's total pins (with handicap)
was 2942. 118 teams participated in the tournament.
Lyra Chorus Schedules April Concert
Jim Meidrum, Engineering, and Joe Wright, Receiving, are two Argusites who are busy rehearsing
for the Lyra Male Chorus' Annual Spring Concert scheduled for April 22 and 23 at Ann Arbor High
School. Because 1955 is the 75th Anniversary year for the chorus, the concert which is an annual
affair, is of particular interest to its participants this year. Following the program of singing
will be a comedy skit which was written by a committee composed of Jim Meidrum, President of the
Chorus, Walt Strickland (husband of Pat, Sales) who is Vice-President of the Chorus, and other
members of the group . Wives of chorus members are active as make-up experts for the skit and as
ushers. Argus wives this year include Gen Wright and Pat Strickland, both of Sales.
Calling All Golfers!
MEN: All entries mustbe signed up by April 4. Entrance fee will be $3.00. If you do not have a
partner, sign up anyway, we will help you get one. We are trying for a 3:30 League. (Signed) Ray
Clark, Sec. WOMEN: First women's golf league meeting of theseason was held February 17 in the Plant
I Canteen. Plans are to enlarge the group and set up an interesting schedule for the coming season.
Watch for announcements of the next meeting. Definite league plans will be announced in the next
"Argus Eyes." (Signed) Ardie Allison, Sec. Mary Azary, Pres.
The Argus team of Wilfred Bonnewell, John Sartori, Walt Bartell, Mike and Al Terry, Bill Miller
with Meivin Quackenbush and Lloyd Ussery as subs has again cinched first place in the Red Arrow
Archery League. This is two straight first place titles for this team and would probably be the
third except that they have only been in the league two years. For this victory, each team member
and Argus as sponsor getsatrophy prize. The remaining Archery shoot-off of the season will be
between the four leagues in this area. If the Argus team comes away with top honors in this match as
they did last
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. every Friday night from September 10 to April 29, the 80-member-strong
Argus Men's Bowling League takes over all but the cash register at the Huron Lanes Bowling Alley .
Statistically, somewhere between 1,000 and 1,500 bowling balls are sent flying down the alley s on
any given league night. For this privilege, these men pay in a total of $4,480.00 over the 32-week
season. Most of the money is absorbed by the cost of using the facilities . The other is divided up
into prize money at the end of the season. Reviewing the season' s standings, I find that it has
been a fairly close race from the very beginning and there is little reason to believe that this
will change much in the remaining seven weeks of the season. Presently there are only 23 points
separating the first and last place teams. In view of the fact that there are totally 16 teams, this
is pretty close. At one time, this spread was only 13 points. Even now, every
Following the Men's League on Friday night is the Argus Women's League. These girls are on the
last leg of their first season. Numerically, they are small, but this just makes the competitionthat
much hotter. The Arg-Eyes who have led the league most of the way have gradually pulled away f rom
the others and are enjoying a 12-12 point lead
year, once again we'll have the top group of sharpshooting archers in this area in our midst. Our
other team which competes in thenewly-formed Gold Arrow League is having a little trouble in their
first season. Team captain, Jim Sieloff, said that they are presently in last place and probably
will find it difficult to evacúate this position. Their consistency f rom night to night
hasn't been too good and is probably the reason they are not doing as well as they would like. As
the old saying goes, "Maybe next year" for these fellows. team has a mathematical chance
of winning . March 4th witnessed the position night which means that the first place team bowls
against the second place team, the third place team against fourth place and so on down the line. As
a result, the first place very Thirsty Five pulled 6-12 points ahead of the rest and in doing so
knocked the Tool Room out of second place. Lens Tool moved into second place by handing the
Tabulators the short end of a 3 to 1 score, but this was not severe enough to knock the Tabs out of
fourth place. I see that my early season prediction about the New Products team has proved correct.
Team captain, Bob Gramprie, tells me that seven weeks is just about what they need to haul down
first place. However, Ed Selent, Jack Cummings, Bill Allen, Dick Leggett and Les Schwanbeck who make
up the very Thirsty Five teil me this can't possibly be done because they already have the
first-place prize money spent. Prediction: none. over their nearest rival, the Ten Pins. Strung out
behind them are the Argus-Etts, the Jiv'n Five, Service and the Lucky Strikes . Rosie Smith has the
high single game of the season with a very neat 213. She is followed closelyby Clara Robinson with a
211 mark. High team single game belongs to the Ten Pins.
Gloria Wood, Engineering, wishes to thank everyone who sent her flowers, cards and gifts while
she was in the hospital recently.
Published monthly for the employees of Argus Cameras, Inc. and their families. Editor- Dorothy
Burge REPORTERS: Machine Shop, DOROTHY LIXEY - Paint Shop, WILMA SIMMONS - Camera Assembly, RUTH
O'HARE - Lens Processing, BETTY SHATTUCK - Maintenance, EMIL JOHNSON - Optical Assembly, Inspection,
JEAN FITZGERALD - Engineering, JIM MELDRUM - Standards, VIRGINIA BIRNEY - Production Planning, PATT
DUCHARME - Tool Room, BILL FIKE - Shipping, HILDA WHITE -Accounting, BEULAH NEWMAN - ' Purchasing,
DOLORES HELZERMAN - Service, TOM KENTES - Night Shift, GEORGE NAVARRE and LEO WIEDERHOFT - Sales,
DOROTHY ' HA AR ER. Feature Writers: Robert Lewis, Andy Argus, Art Parker, Jr. Photoprinting: Jan