Reviewing Argus Progress
The holiday season is behind us and, as many of you probably realize, we have had our best
Christmas sales period of all times . What is even more encouraging is the report that retail sales
of Argus dealers were equally high. Assuming that this is true, our dealers shelves should be fairly
empty and the dealers will be reordering during the first quarter of 1956. Sales during this period
are usually considerably lower than sales during the last of the year, and it is not unusual for
them to amount to only half of the sales during the f all months. Many economists are forecasting
the continuation of the good business conditions which have existed for about a year. A feature in
this issue is the report on committees (pages 11 through 13). One of the strong factors in our
operations is the contribution made by many people throughout the organization . Committees help to
obtain the maximum contribution from the maximum number of people. In this manner we can use the
combined knowledge of the group in solving problems confronting it. This not only builds a stronger
team, but it follows the philosophy that "two heads are better than one." In connection
with this subject, Td like to quote a story which came to my attention recently. "WHO FLEW THE
KITE? Who Flew the Kite? 'I did,T said the sticks. fI did, T said the paper. fNo, I did,f said the
tail. TNo, indeed, I did,T said the string. What are you talking about, everyone knows that I flew
the kite,T said the boy. TBut you are all mistaken; I flew the kite, T said the wind. They all flew
the kite. If the sticks had broken, or the paper had torn, or the tail had caught in a tree, or the
string had broken, or the boy had stubbed his toe and fallen down and lost his end of the
or if the wind had lulled- down would have come the kite. Yes, each had a part in it but they all
together flew the kite." Many of you noticed the visitor from Japan in our plant during the
past few days. This guest was Kinji Mor iy ama, who is tour ing the United States. He is president
of the Japanese photographic manufacturers association, and a member of the Japanese Diet. He is, of
course, interested in the operations of the American photographic in dus - try. Japan has recently
become quite a factor in the world photographic market, and since World War II has become a factor
in American sales. Our government and most American manufacturers have welcomed such visitors to our
country. I canTt help but repeat some of the observations that this guest and other foreign visitors
at our plant have made. Most foreigners are extremely impressed with our methods of manufacture, the
use of machines to eliminate much of our manual labor, the mass production of parts and assembly
operations, all of which help to produce quality products at a most economical cost. This is done,
much to their amazement, at the same time tnat our employees are being paid wages many times those
being paid corresponding workers in other countries . In f act, it is surprising to compare many of
the advantages we enjoy in contrast to workers in other countries. Our fringe benefits program -
life insurance, sickness and accident insurance, hospital and surgical coverage for employees and
their families - is unheard of in most foreign countries. Our unemployment benefit plan, Workmen's
Compensation Insurance, holiday and vacation schedules always cause considerable comment, and most
guests express complete astonishment at the idea of having a prof it-shar ing plan for employees.
This idea of all employees sharing in the success of the business is out of the realm of possibility
in most foreign lands.
Our guests usually express surprise at the friendly atmosphere which exists between employees and
supervisors at all levéis throughout the organization; the freedom with which we talk to our
supervisor or división head; or, for that matter, the number of people who feel free to
discuss problems with me. Many of these things we take for granted, yet they are almost unbelievable
to our foreign visitors. It is sometimes good to think about a few of these facts so that we can
continue to be aware of just how fortúnate we are to be working in America. This reflection
is probably especially good at this time of year, as we are called upon to figure our income tax - a
job most of us dislike. We pay a small price for our opportunities .
About The Cover
The $25 bond cover contest prize went this month to Jan Gala, Production Planning, who
contributed the winter scène on this monthrs cover. Jan took the photo with an Argus E while
he was on a Camera Club outing last year.
President Lewis Has New Secretary
Isabelle Nash (above) looks up from her work at her new desk. Assistant Secretary of the Company,
Isabelle has now assumed the additional responsibility of secretary to Mr. Lewis. Mary Lou Anderson,
Mr. Lewis1 former secretary, is now Educational Services Consultant in the Sales Service
Invest In Your Country, Your Future
I heard on the radio the other day that Mr. Lewis has been appointed by the U.S. Treasury to the
chairmanship of the U.S. Savings Bond drive in Washtenaw County, February sixth through the tenth.
That set me thinking. Td always sort of thought of government bonds as war bonds rather than savings
bonds. But the more I thought about it the more I realized that our government needs and deserves to
be backed up f inancially now as much as it ever has - and that U.S. Savings Bonds still can't be
beat for good sure Savings. Then I thought about how easy saving is with our Payroll Savings Plan at
Argus. I got busy and dug up as much material about U.S. Savings Bonds as I could find because I
wanted to pass the word on to you. Then I tried to decide how to teil you what I wanted to say. I
finally chose questions and answers, because that's the way my "You Asked Andy" column
works. Give me a question and I'm completely at home! Q. Why should I sign up for the Payroll
Savings Plan now?
A. It's a simple, safe and sure way to save systematically - and that means more financial
security and future opportunities for you and yours. Q. What makes Savings Bonds "safe"?
A. There is no security available to investors, lar ge or small, that is safer than a United States
Savings Bond. They're backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, which never fails to
pay off its securities, with interest as promised. These bonds are safer than cash, for they can be
replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Q. K necessary, can I cash bonds without loss?
A. Yes. Banks will cash E bonds at any time after two months from the date of issue. You get cash
value shown on the back of the bond, which increases each six months you keep the bond. At maturity
(9 years and 8 months for E bonds you buy now) you get back $4 for each $3 you invested. Q. What
rate of interest is that? A. 3 per cent when you hold the bond to maturity. It's compounded each six
months. You can hold an E bond after it matures and, for up to ten years more, it will keep on
increasing in cash value at the rate of 3 per cent, compounded semi-annually. At the end of that
time you'll get back 80 per cent more than you put in - that is, $1.80 for each dollar you invested.
That means $134.68 for a $100 E bond for which you paid $75. Q. I can't af ford to save. A. Most
people can't afford NOT to have savings to fall back on in an emergency. Once they start, with a
small amount saved each pay day, they find they donTt miss the money and they1 re thankful they
began. Your payroll savings is the part of your take-home pay that grows. Q. How can I sign up to
purchase Savings Bonds through the Payroll Savings Plan? A. Fill out a Bond Notice in the Personnel
Services Office . The amount you desígnate will be deducted from your pay checks and your
name will be posted on plant bulletin boards each time you accrue a bond. Piek up your bond at the
Personnel Services Office. Q. Aside from my own savings, why should I buy Savings Bonds? A. When you
buy U.S. Savings Bonds you are helping to finance our Government in a way that best protects the
buying power of the dollars we earn and the dollars we have saved. You are helpingtostrengthen
ourwhole economy, which means steady jobs, increasing productivity and increasing income for our
people. You are helping yourself, your family and your fellow Americans to enjoy peace and
prosperity - and those are the big things in life that we all want.
You Asked Andy
ItTs kind of hard to get back in the swing of things af ter so many holidays. I loved every one
of 'em! Well, I checked my correspondence for the first time in f56 and carne up with three letters.
Senior ity ". . .When two people are hired in on the same date how do they determine seniority
in case of a lay-off ? Why is one anead on the seniority list at .one time and the other one anead
the next time?" Torn Spitier told me that the seniority of employees hired on the same date is
listed in alphabetical order with the top of the alphabet (starting with "A") being the
higher seniority. He said he did not know why the names would be reversed on different seniority
lists, as they should be established in accordance with the policy stated above. Distribution of Pay
Checks by Supervisión In reference to the two letters concerning supervisión passing
out paychecks, I talked with Torn Spitier again and he told me that these matter s have been
discussed with the supervisión concerned. As a matter of interest, it is feit that pay checks
should be passed out promptly on pay day. However, it is the responsibility of department
supervisión to be aware of what their employees are earning. The f act that a supervisor may
review the amounts on the checks is not in violation of any Company policy but, at the same time, it
should not mean delay in the passing out of checks.
An Income Tax Dream
Based on information from the American Instituto of Accountants, the national professional
society of certified public accountants.
Torn looked at Betty over the breakfast coffee. MYou teil me your dream and ril teil you
mine." "ItTs not very romantic ," she said. MThe old income tax blank was on my mind
and I had a nightmare. I dreamed I was sitting on a giant calendar, turned to April 15, and as I
finished each page of the tax form another page was suddenly added on!" "It's April 16
this year," Torn reminded her. "Anyway, I did better than that. I was dreaming of all the
things that would cut down my tax." "Such as?" "Such as that you presented me
with sextuplets last New Year's Eve- just in time to give us a $3,600 tax exemption." "I
did WHAT?" "...and the tax-exempt interest on all my holdings of state and municipal
bonds," Torn went on, "and the special credit on about a million dollars in dividends. .
.and the depletion allowance on my oil wells..." Betty relaxed with a sigh. "You are a
dreamer!" That evening Torn and Betty carne down to earth. They read the instructions which
carne with the tax form and found some tax savings they could use. Perhaps you can use them too. For
one thing, Betty had worked part time and was planning to make
out a separate return to get back the tax that had been withheld from her pay. MOh, no,"
Torn said, "if you did that we couldn't file a joint return. Td have to use a separate return
and pay at a higher rate." Most married couples can save by filing a joint return. Torn and
Betty did so - and of course they included Betty s earnings and took credit for the tax withheld by
her employer . They started to work on the regular Form 1040 and decided to fill out 1040 in detail
instead of taking the standard deduction. Af ter their names, address, and social security numbers,
they carne to the listing of exemptions. They put down only one exemption for Tom and one for Betty,
since neither of them is 65 or blind. "I don't think we can list Bud as a dependent any
more," said Tom, "since he earned $600 or more last summer." But they read further
and learned that this limit did not apply to their son because he was a full-time student, so Bud's
name was listed for another exemption. "We can also list your mother," Tom said. "Do
you think we can do that?" Betty asked. "My brothers take care of part of her
support." "No one of us provided more than half her support," Tom explained.
"But if your brothers wlll sign a new form called a Multiple Support Agreement, we can take
turns using the deduction. If I ask them, perhaps they' 11 agree to let us use it this year."
The next part of the form called for their income. They listed their wages and the amount of tax
withheld, copying the amounts from their W-2 withholding slips. Their other income included savings
bank interest and $38 of dividends from a few shares of stock. "Wait a minute, " said
Torn, "that $38 goes on the last page of the form, and we don't have to pay tax on the first
$50 of dividends." After listing their income and exemptions, they moved on to the deductions .
"This is what Tve been waiting for!" Torn exclaimed. While he was figuring the medical
deduction, Betty pointed to the instructions on sick pay. "YouTre so right, honey," Torn
said. He went back to the amount of his wages and subtracted the pay he had received while sickness
kept him from work. The instructions told him that an employee can exelude from his income any
payments up to $100 per week from his employer while absent from work because of sickness or injury.
"I guess it was lucky I had to go to the hospital," he added. "K I hadnTt been there
at least one day I would have to pay tax on the pay I received for the first week I was sick."
Torn went back to the medical expenses and figured that he was entitled to nearly $100 deduction
because he had spent that much more than 3% of his gross income - not counting benefits from health
insurance. From his notes he worked out other deductions: interest paid on the mortgage and on a
small loan from the bank, charitable contributions, real estáte taxes on their home, sales
taxes and the damage done to their roof in a storm. "Why did you bring your car expense
book?" Betty asked. "Gasoline tax," was Tom's reply, as he added up his deduction for
the state tax on gasoline he had purchased during the year. Torn found that he had listed enough
legitimate deductions to make them eligible for a refund. As both of them signed the return, he
said: 'Tm glad we started this early. The sooner we get it in, the sooner wefll get our
Retirement For Snyder, Krumrei
Fellow Maintenance workers had a party in the cafetería for Rolland "Rollie"
Snyder when he retired last month. Rollie worked as a plumber in the Maintenance Department at Argus
for 16 years before his retirement. He and Mrs. Snyder are presently
ing at 1721 Charlton in Ann Arbor but are building a home in Ypsilanti, which will 1 m _ j i
be completed soon. Rollie's fellow-workers present - ed him with a jacket and a piece of luggage
August Krumrei, Paint Shop, was visited by many of his old friends before his retirement last
August, who has been on a leave of absence since 1953, began working at Argus in 1944. He will
live in Grayling, Michigan with his son and daughter-in-law but leaves a message for
his oíd friends not to be surprised if he comes back to visit of ten.
Michigan Theater Filled With High Spirits As 800 Argus Kids Enjoy Christmas Party
Over 800 Argus children were present at the annual Children' s Christmas Party held in the
Michigan Theater December 17. Many Argus employees played a part in making the party a success.
Among them are Santa Claus (Euss Warren); Mrs. Santa (Catherine Deanhofer); Eddie Girvan, master of
ceremonies; and Jim Meidrum and the Serenaders Quartet. Helpers in wrapping, dist rib ut ing, and
transporting the gifts were Gerry Otts, Betty Shattuck, Doris Arnold, Anna Thorsch,Katherine
Deanhofer, Idia Karns, Marilyn Korte, Sue Eau, Gert North, Eoberta Jones, Marian Quacken"bush,
Euth O'Hare, Kathryn DelPrete, Velma Taylor, Betty Kierl,Joyce Schlicht, Fran Watterworth, and
Millie ïïaynie. Male helpers were Les Schwanbeck,Ken Geiger, Paul Haines, Joe Wright, Andy
Kokinakes,Eoy Hiscock, Torn Spitier, Bill Doyle, Dick Caley, Jesse Cope, Jerry Patterson, LeBoy
Schneider, Aaron Otts, and John Shattuck. Special thanks should go to Mr. Jerry Hoag, cooperative
and genial manager of the Michigan Theater.
As has been done in the past, Argus wished employees happy holidays on the last working day
before Christmas to the tune of a ham or turkey for each employee. Andy Kokinakes and Santa Claus
(Russ Warren) distributed the gifts .
Planning Forgoes Gifts To Help Needy Family Have Merry Christmas
Instead of the gift exchanging which they usually do at Christmas, members of the Planning
Department this year decided to make up a Christmas box of food for a needy family in Ann Arbor.
Shown above with the food box are Grace Birchmeier and Edna Racicot of Planning.
Ray Higgins And Cafeteria Staff Contribute Tree
The lovely Christmas tree which so beautifully graced the Cafetería at Argus during the
Christmas season was contributed by Ray Higgins and his cafeteria staf f. We all want to thank Ray
for helping to make our Christmas season at Argus cheery.
Argus Child Brightens Holiday Season Spirit At University Hospital
Gail Ann Peter son, daughter of "Babe," Planning, painted the caroling scène
above on a window of the U of M Hospital. Each year the various departments at the hospital select
someone to paint a Christmas scène in a window in their department. The department where
Gail's mother works chose twelve-year-old Gail to do the job.
Congratulations! On Your Argus Anniversary
Not Pictured - Marvin Pratt, Government Optica 1 Assembly 5 years. (Military Leave)
Power Tools Mean Speedy Accuracy, Convenience
You' 11 never be completely satis - fied in your home workshop until y ou have a set of good,
reliable power tools. Theyrre not only a pleasure to own but they really do most of the work for
you, and in less time. Most power tools are multiple purpose machines. On every one of them you can
do any number of jobs, so you get more for your money. Generally, the first tooi youll want is the
circular saw, especially for home repairs and improvements . This is the tooi that will get the most
use. A saw with an 8-inch blade and a 34-horsepower motor is about right for the home. The saw will
not only cut lumber and other building materials to size, but will also make miter joints, tenons,
tongue-and-groove joints and many other jobs. The next tooi you' 11 need is a jointer for planing
and squaring boards. The jointer is also good forcutting rabbetsor grooves, beveling, and similar
operations. A 4inch jointer is a good size for the home, and a l3-horsepower motor is enough to
drive it. A drill press - the most versatile tooi in a workshop- often becomes the home craftsman's
favorite possession. With the drill press he can route (mili out the surface of wood or metal),
sand, mortise (make cavities to receive tenons), shape, grind, cut plugs and perform many other
operations. Yes, he can also drill holes with it. An 11-inch drill press is sufficient for the home,
and a l3-horsepower motor will provide ampie power. For professional-looking edge sanding and
shaping outside curves, the 8 -12 -inch disk sander is the logical choice for the average workshop.
A l3-horsepower motor is enough to power an 8-12-inch disk sander . These, then, are the four basic
power tools: circular saw, jointer, drill press and disk sander. There are, of course, all sorts of
lowcost accessories which can be added later. Normally each tooi has its own motor. Some companies,
however, make a "multi-purpose" machine. They offer you all four basic tools, power ed by
a single motor - saving you money while maintaining top quality .
One such combination, called the Deltashop and power ed by a 34horsepower motor, takes up only
three square f eet of floor space. ItTs especially good for smaller homes and can even be wheeled
into a closet for storage. During the last few years more and more women are turning to the
workshop, with husband and wife teaming up to turn out things for the
home. In f act, the shop is one place where the whole family can get together and have fun while
doing something constructive and satisfying. When you compare the small cost of your shop withthe
many benefits- tangible and intangible- y oull wonder why it has taken you so long to start one.
It's an experience you'll always treasure.
1. SAW - Every job begins with a saw cut. The main use for the saw is cutting lumber to size. The
power saw is accurate, effortless and 100 times f aster than the hand saw. It's the mostused tooi in
the workshop. 2. PLANE - Planing always follows sawing. The powered counterpart of the hand plane is
the jointer. lts primary function is dressing lumber to exact size.
3. DRILL - For making perfect holes properly aligned, the drill press is f ast and true. This is
one of the most versatile tools in your workshop. 4. SAND - Every finished job requires sanding. A
power sander gives you straight, curved, or angular surfaces more accurately than by hand. It's the
best way to get a true cabinet maker1 s finish.
Argus Committees "make The Wheels Go "round"
When you flip the switch on your TV set and select your favorite program you are actually
watching only a small part of that program. There is undoubtedly more activity behind the camera
than there is bef ore it. Aside from the cameramen and technicians who bring the telecast into our
homes, there are script writers, directors, make-up artists, musicians, stenographers and others
behind the scènes. These people are generally unknown to the viewing audience and even
unknown to the members of the cast in some cases. Yet these people make important decisions - and
see to it that the entire telecast functions properly. Behind-the-scenes work goes on at Argus, too.
Every day of the week Argus men and women meet to make many of the Company's decisions - big and
little. These employees are members of active Argus committees, which meet regularly, each for its
own purpose. There are approximately 15 of these committees. Most of them are pictured and described
on these three pages.
Office Equipment Committee
Purchase - Make Committee
Instruction Book Committee
"what A Wonderful Thing A Freind Is" A 4uutd 94. Rr
The letter printed below was sent by Laura Egeler, a former Argus employee, to her many friends
and co-workers at Argus. Laura carné to Argus in 1931. She was a working supervisor in
Inspection bef ore she went on a leave of absence because of illness in 1949. Her husband is Reuben
Egeler, supervisor in the Paint Shop. Whether you know Laura or not, we are sure you will want to
read her letter. Six years ago when I had to leave Argus because of illness, I found how many
friends I really had. I was conf ined for eighteen months and everyone was so kind to me. Christmas
that first year was one never to be forgotten. It was my first one away from my home and family but
my many friends sent me cards and flowers and gifts. It brought a touch of home into my otherwise
quite isolated existence. Knowing I had so many good friends made me have a faith that could never
be broken. Again this last Christmas season I found what a precious thing a friend is. I have been
in and out of the hospital so much this last year that I thought people just sort of expected it and
thought no more about it. I don't believe I could have had a more wonderful surprise in the world as
when I was told my good Argus friends were giving me a hospital bed for Christmas. Most people
wouldn't under stand why a hospital bed would make one so happy as it did me. But you see, I have to
sit up to sleep and now my bed can be adjusted to my comfort. It has been a long time since I could
lie out flat. Some time if you feel sort of dissatisfied with life and wish it were otherwise, take
a trip through a hospital. Many times while I was there I got discouraged. When I did, one of my
nurses would put me in a wheel chair and we would make a tour up and down the halls so I could visit
the other patients. I always carne back to my room feeling a little ashamed for being sorry for
myself . At least I can read and write and sew and do many things even though I canTt dance and walk
and run. Another thing I can have is faith . Faith in my good doctor and the nurses, my good friends
and wonderful husband, my family and the good minister who comes to comfort me. I am so thankful for
the time and patience all these people have for me. I appreciate the cards and letters and flowers
so many send to me. Also the visits and the prayers. How can I help but get well with so many giving
me a lift.
Thanks for the lovely robe and slippers y ou gave me and I am holding on to the cash until I can
make up my mind as to what would be the best way to use it. You can be sur e it will be to good
advantage. If you see a streak going down the street, look again, it may be me in a streamlined
wheel chair. As I read each name on the list I got with my gift, I blessed you and thought of you as
a very dear friend and when I get into my bed I thank God that there are people like you in this
world. I shall never forget my friends at Argus and what a pleasure it has been to know you and to
work with you. To you all I give my deepest heart-felt gratitude and God bless you.
Last Minute Income Tax Deductions
A girl, Diane Claire, was born December 6 to Neil Navarre, New Products. Diane weighed in at 7
lbs., 8 oz. Edward Kline, Machine Shop, has a son Edward Russell. He weighed in at 6 lbs., 9-12 oz.
on December 15. Leonard (Maintenance) and Verna (formerly Camera Assembly) Schock have a baby girl,
Debra Lee. Debra was born December 23 weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz. Werner Wolfs (Engineering) new
deduction carne in just under the line. His daughter Nancy Patricia was born December 31. She
weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz.
Miller Wins $208 Suggestion Award
The Christmas month netted Argus suggestion award winners a total of $578.81. Bob Miller,
Shipping, took top December honors with an award of $208.31. Bobfs suggestion concerned shipping
magazines directly from the vendor to our New York distributor . Gene Ronde, Machine Shop, netted
$71.40 for his suggestion that the blowing of chips from the C-4 front plate manually be eliminated.
A suggestion award of $42.44 went to Bernie Merritt, Camera Assembly. His idea resulted in a change
of location in the assembly of the spring to the shuttlecock, eliminating re-hooking. Edna Racicot,
Production Control, received $62.64 for her suggestion, which concerned a change in the method of
posting output inventory cards . A check for $22.50 was presented to Er nest Billau, Polishing, for
his suggestion, which concerned the use of shorter pipe on the water system of polishing machines
where large work is run. Other awards were as follows: Dolores Helzerman, Purchasing - $18. Albert
Prieskorn, Maintenance - $18. John Billau, Polishing - $17. Francis LT Esperance, Production Control
- $14.50. Gerald Horn, Machine Shop - $13.50. Val White, Engineering - $13.50. Oscar Spaly,
Purchasing - $13.43. Awards of $10 went to Gloria Fry, Optical Assembly; Thomas Loy, Machine Shop;
Evelyn Geiger, Optical Assembly; and Wilhio Kelly, Raw Inspection. Paul Myers, Engineering, received
a $5 award.
With the last half of the season under way there will be no coasting, because each point won
means money in the pockets. It makes no difference, if your team is in first or last place, you can
get just as much of a thrill in winning. We are in the home stretch, and no position is secure, so
letfs all get in there and have a good finish! This last month there were three bowlers whose names
went on the Honor Roll. Their ñames and scores are as follows: Amos Kline - 235 Les
Schwanbeck - 233 Chuck McClune - 227 We have two fellows who should get honorable mentions because
they missed by just one and two pins. They are Marvin Geiger with 219 and Meivin Bahnmiller with
218. Les Schwanbeck rolled the first 600 series of the League last month with scores of 164, 203,
233 = 600. Torn Knight beat John Sartori out of high game with a 241 game. Nice shooting, fellas!
The Argus Q.C. has rolled the highest three-game series with games of 900, 906, and 841, total 2647.
Standings Up to Date This Year:
Women's Bowling League Standings Up to Date This Year
The High three-game Team was the Ten Pins with 2137. Liz Clapham took high individual three games
with 504. The Strugglin' Five was the first team to turn in triplicate scores- 557. Congratulations
Industrial Blood Bank Sees 400 Donors 100 Argusites
Four hundred donors from Argus, King-Seeley, Hoover Ball, Cook Spring, Economy Baler, Buhr
Machine and American Broach participated in the recent Blood Bank drive, contributing 253 pints of
whole blood. Argus sent approximately 100 donors. Those who are entitled to blood from the bank are
as follows: the employee, the spouse, their children, the mother and father and grandmother and
grandfather, and the spouse' s mother and father and grandmother and grandf ather . When it is
necessary for you or any member of your family listed above to receive blood from the Blood Bank,
please get in touch with Mrs. Radford in the Personnel Services Office as soon as possible and it
will be supplied.
...Members of the Purchasing Department have been very glad to have Marian Fox back with them
after her illness . . . ."Ma" Green, GlassSalvage, would like to thank everyone for their
kindness and their gif ts during her recent sadness .
Published monthly for the employees of Argus Cameras, Inc. and their families. Editor - Millie
Haynie REPORTERS: Machine Shop - DOROTHY LIXEY, Camera Assembly - RUTH O' HAR E, Purchasing -
DOLORES HELZERMAN, 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,
Service - TOM KENTES, Night Shift - GEORGE NAVARRE and LEO WIEDERHOFT. Feature writers: Robert
Lewis, Andy Argus, Don Crump Photoprinting: Jan Gala
No "dead Cert" In American Business
Flashing down the homestretch, the favorite streaks past the finish pole, anead by a dozen
lengths. The "dead eert," as our British friends cali a sure winner, is in. There may be -
in horse-racing - such a thing as a sure winner . But the only sure thing in American business is
that in the competitive race to win the customer's dollar, there is no finish pole. The race goes on
Nobody can "guarantee" a companyTs earnings. Future sales and profits are not a
certainty. Jobs... wages. . .profits. . .don't come f rom guarantees, but f rom constant product
improvement and market study, hard selling, investment in better tools and methods - above all, from
productive teamwork. These all add up to a bright prospect for future security and progress, but not
to a "dead eert."