Looking At Argus
The annual United Fund Campaign was held last month. At that time, we reviewed the needs of our
community and established goals for all of us. The importance of united giving was emphasized. I am
proud to say that again Argus employees met their obligation. It is encouraging to see that we as a
group know the responsibilities of being good neighbors, and do something about it. Our total
contribution to all United Funds was in excess of $10,000. This is a record for Argus, even though
we do not have as many employees as we had several years ago. 89 percent of our employees
participated. I wish I could thank each of you personally. SALES OctoberTs sales volume was ahead of
any previous month in the history of the Company. Previously, our best month in terms of commercial
sales was October of last year when we billed more than $2,800,000. During this October our sales
were $3, 359,000 almost 20% ahead of last year's record. This could be directly attributed to our
sales promotion program which offered a special discount to customers for purchases prior to October
31. The dealers are now well stocked with our merchandise and sales for the months of November and
December will be substantially lower. The seasonal peak this year has been more apparentthan ever
bef ore. Because of this we are again at a seasonal peak in employment, and we must recognize that
there will be some reduction in force after the Christmas business subsides. We will do whatever we
can to keep this to a minimum. Plans are now being made to conduct special promotions during the
months which otherwise would be seasonally low. Although any layoffs are regrettable , we
fortunatelyhaveaSupplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan providing additional funds, over and above
unemployment compensation, to all laidoff employees with at least one year's service. While this
isn't as good as having a job, it should help to
ease the problems of those who will inevitably be hurt by the layoff. NEW PRODUCTS PROGRAM While
today's Christmas business is good, we have been planning ahead. We are about to embark on what, I
believe, will be a historie year for Argus. As most of you know, we have been busily engaged in the
design and tooiing of some new products. These new products will be going into production during the
coming year. The success of this New Products Program is the key to the growth of the Argus
División. If we can continue to maintain the position we have with our existing products, and
capture new markets with new products, the Argus operation should grow rapidly. To accomplish this
is going to take a lot of doing by each of us. We are going to be called on during the next months
to do many new jobs and tasks with which we may not be familiar. However, I can't overemphasize the
importance these new assignments will have for us. Our efforts, and our traditional Argus pride of
workmanship, will be tremendous factors in making a successful entry in the photographic market with
these new products. You will be hearing more about the development of the Program as the events
occur. Torn Spitier and the Personnel Department have several projects in mind to keep you posted of
its progress during the coming year. Each of us, regardless of his particular task, will be
essential in the success of this Program. Each of us must perform his job to the best of his
ability, and on time, in order to deliver finished products to the consumer in accordance with
promotional introductions now being planned by the Sales Department. PROFIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM All
of us can help to improve our company operations through the Profit Improvement Program which will
be kicked off the first of the
year. Suggestions and ideas f rom everyone will be expected. Bob Ingling is in charge of this
Program and you will be hearing about it from him. In f act, I cali particular attention to an
article concerning this Program on page four of this issue.
New Year's Eve Party
Plan to Attend the Recreation Club
V. F. W. CLUB 9:30 p.m. to ? ? ? Floor Show Favors Dancing $1 per person Outside Guests Welcome
See your Argus Recreation Club Representative for details.
United Fund Drive Successful At Argus
With all departments now accounted for, the total contribution to the United Fund Drive by Argus
employees is over $10,000. With the Company's matching contribution, our grand total will exceed
$20,000, 19% improvement over last yearTs record high gift.
Employees donating equal to their daily wage were eligible for a drawing. Her e are the
winners... Har ry Link, Ralph Warner, Al Sannes and Gertrude Guy.
About The Cover
John Shattuck wins a savings bond for this cover photograph taken as a slide with a C3 in the St.
Helen Game Refuge, Houghton Lake, Michigan.
You Asked Andy
A question was raised about the distribution of overtime work between the day and night shift in
Department 10. Art Danner and Verge Boyd furnished me with this information on the subject. They
maintain a carefully detailed schedule and record on the distribution of all overtime. All such
assignments are made within the job classification or working skill required for the type of work
scheduled. It might appear on the face of the matter that night operators do not get as much
overtime work as shift operators and as a group they don% simply because the day shift out numbers
the night about 6 to 1 in manpower. However, ever y operator, day or night shift, receives the same
opportunities to work overtime as any other operator doing the same type of work. In other words, if
you are a lathe operator on nights, your name will come up on the overtime schedule sheet as
frequently as any other lathe operator doing similar work. One additional item to consider is that
many jobs run du ring the day shift are not run at night, henee required overtime on one of these
jobs would find only shift employees available or able to run the job. Even in these instances,
shift operators are often given an opportunity to run shift jobs if their individual skill and
knowledge of the operation is sufficient to insure their producing satisfactory parts. HONOR SYSTEM
I see that an honor system has been established in the plant II Canteen for the distribution of
coffee. Tve found that it resulted from a dislike of vending machine coffee and an effortto keep the
selling price at $0.08 per cup. Actually, eightcent coffee is as rare as a nickel beer these days,
but every effort is being made to hold the price in line. With the constant increase in our cost of
living, it seems certain that sooner or later the price will have to go up. As an interesting
sidelight, I find that the employees at our New York offices pay $0. 14 a cup for their coffee.
Third Quarter Report To Argus Profit Sharing Members
The following statement is the third quarterly report of the Argus Profit Sharing Fund for this
year. You will note thatthe appraised value of the memberst equity on September 30th is
approximately 94-12%. This is down approximately 0. 5 of a percent from June 30th. It is
approximately 1. 5% less than the appraised value of the Fund as of last December 31, the date that
was used for computing the members' equity in the booklet distributed to all members last spring.
Although our Fund is down in its evaluation, ithas been earning money all this year. In f act, so f
year it has earned interest at the rate of approximately 3-12% per year. At this rate, we could
anticípate that the equity in each member's account as of the end of the year will be about
1-12% to 2% more than it was at the time the last booklets were published. It is always risky to try
to predict the future prices of securities. There has been no decrease in bond prices during the
past few weeks, however, and the worst may be over. We can be certain of the fact that these bond
prices will increase between now and the date they mature.
Argus Profit Sharing Fund BALANCE SHEET, Sept. 30, 1957 Ledger Appraised ASSETS Valué
Valué Cash $ 289.96 289.96 Accrued Interest Receivable 22, 651. 14 22, 651. 14
Investments-Schedule 1 2, 744, 895. 98 2,593, 728.53 Total Assets 2,767,837. 08 2,616, 669. 63
LIABILITIES Vested Interest Resigned Members $ 17, 058. 75 17, 058. 75 MEMBERS' EQUITY Contributions
by Employer 1, 602, 437. 00 1, 602, 437. 00 Contributions by Members 606, 673, 39 606, 673. 39
Accumulated Income 541,667.94 541, 667. 94 2,750,778.33 2,750,778.33 Valuation Adjustment - 0 - 151,
167. 45 2,750,778.33 2,599,610.88 Total Liabilities and Members' Equity 2,767,837.08 2,616,669.63
The appraised value of the Members' Equity September 30, 1957 was 94. 50456% of the ledger value.
SCHEDULE 1 INVESTMENTS, September 30, 1957 Ledger Appraised U.S. Gov't Obligations Rate Maturity
Value Value 25 M U. S. Treas. Notes 1 78% 21559 25, 023. 03 24, 320. 31 240 M U. S. Treas. Bonds 2
38 61558 239,635.80 237,225.00 65 M U.S. Treas. Bonds 2 12 111561 64,644.47 61,120.31 150 M U. S.
Treas. Bonds 2 12 121568-63 148, 150. 53 131, G25. 00 100 M U. S. Treas. Bonds 2 34 4180-75 100,
000. 00 100, 000. 00 115 M U. S. Treas. Bonds 3 14 61583-78 118,625.29 107,525.00 352 M U. S.
Savings Bonds - Series G 2 12 Various 352, 000. 00 352, 000. 00 200 M U. S. Savings Bonds - Series K
2. 76 9166 200, 000. 00 200, 000. 00 55 M U. S. Savings Bonds - Series K 2. 76 5164 55, 000. 00
55,000.00 TOTAL U.S. OBLIGATIONS 1,303,079.12 1,268,815.62 Other Bonds and Debentures 100 M Amer.
Tel. & Tel. Co. 3 14 91584 102, 328. 93 83, 500. 00 40 M Amer. Tel. & Tel. Co. 3 78 7190
41,135.90 36,300.00 50 M Amer. Tel. & Tel. Co. 4 38 4185 50,607.00 48,437.50 50 M C. I. T.
Financial Corp. 4 1160 51,102.13 48,937.50 50 M Commercial Credit 4 14 10174 50, 044. 33 47, 500. 00
50 M Cons. Edison of N. Y. 3 38 1184 51, 914. 30 42, 250. 00 60 M Detroit Edison 2 78 31584 58, 756.
57 46, 800. 00 50 MG. M.A.C. 3 4160 50,000.00 47,250.00 50MG.M.A.C. 3 78 91561 50,826.37 48,500.00
50 MG. M.A.C. 4 7158 50,628.37 49,734.38 50 M Northern Natural Gas Co. 4 12 11176 49, 750. 00 50,
250. 00 50 M New England Power Co. 3 14 1185 50, 729. 79 40, 000. 00 50 M Northern Illinois Gas Co.
3 12 1179 51, 606. 58 40, 000. 00 50 M Pacific Tel. & Tel. 3 18 10187 49, 218. 24 39, 750. 00 50
M Peoples Gas, Light & Coke Co. 3 14 7179 50, 248. 16 40, 000. 00 50 M Phils. Electric Co. 3 18
4185 49, 781. 78 39, 000. 00 50 M Munic. of Metro. Toronto 4 18 81576 50, 247. 38 45, 750. 00 50 M
Sears Roebuck Accept. Corp. 4 58 5177 49,500.00 47,562.50 Total Other Bonds and Debentures
958,425.83 841, 521. 88 Total Mortgages 483, 391. 03 483,391.03 Total Investments $2, 744, 895. 98
Bob Ingling New P.i.p. Coordinator
The Sylvania Profit Improvement Program, in which Argus is beginning active participation is a
program through which prof making ideas are solicited, evaluated, set up as projects, and followed
through to completion. The program is built around a reporting system which follows progress on all
of these ideas and projects showing profit potential to the división and summarizes the
accomplishments whensuch projects are completed. The program is a means of stimulating and
encouraging all employees to think about improving profits and to come up with specific ideas on how
to achieve this. It is a broader program than cost reduction because
it is a continuing one and because it emphasizes a positive, creative attitude toward the
solution of problems in all phases of the companyTs activities. It does not replace the Suggestion
System. Instead, the Suggestion System becomes an integral part of the Profit Improvement Program,
continuing to provide financial awards to all those eligible under current suggestion rules. Both
the Profit Improvement Program and the Employee Suggestion System will opérate under the
watchful eyes of Bob Ingling whose specific job title will be División Profit Improvement
Coördinator. Paul McCoy will continue to handle
tions unaer bod's direction. The entire operation will be carried on as a function of the
Industrial Engineering Department. It should be notedthatallother divisions of Sylvania have Profit
grams in operation, and many have produced startling results by employing the program's
positive-thinking approach to all phases of their operations.
Proudly Presenting Sylouette
Christmas Brings Extra-long Vacation
With Christmas and New Years almost upon us let's review the plant' s holiday schedule again. The
plant will be closed at the end of the regular work shift on Friday, December 20th for Christmas.
Operations will resume at the beginning of the first shift on Thursday, December 26th. For New
Years, we will be closed down Wednesday, January lst. By the way, turkeys and hams will be
distributed on Friday, December 20th at quitting time. Cards will be distributed shortly so that you
may indicate your individual preference.
Under Suggestion Plan $1,017.14 Awarded
James Romine's name is a familiar one in the Suggestion Award column and it appears again in this
issue of the Eyes in recognition of Jim's adopted suggestion which resulted in the elimination of a
cardboard packaging sleeve insert used on both the 300 and 500 watt automatic projectors. The total
award measured on the actual number of units produced in the last six months amounts to
Ed Nimke Receives $488.98
Three other suggestors received awards in excess of $100.00 with Ed Nimke of Service (Dept. 70)
topping the list with an award of $488.98
for an idea on a new toggle plate assembly for the C-4 and C-44 cameras. An unusual idea to mount
an extended body on the new truck recently purchased for hauling finished goods netted Elmer
Kalmbach an award of $117.36. The additional length permits an extra tier of finished goods to be
carried on each of the eight daily trips made between Central Pack and State Street Shipping
Department. Lucille Harvey received $111.92 for a suggestion to eliminate an operation in Department
31. Other awards were distributed as follows: E. D. Blythe $35.70, Ray Chisolm $26.80, Francis
L'Esperance $37.50, Ed Kline $22.01, Cecille FitzGerald $18.49, Babe Peterson $17.50, Reuben Rohde
$17.00, Harold Green $13.50, Elroy Abeldt $13.00.
Argus Employees And Ann Arbor Featured In Sylvania Beam
You'll be seeing some familiar places and faces in the Sylvania Beam coming in December. The
feature article will be about Argus and Ann Arbor, so watch for it. It is a practice of the Beam's
editorial staff to feature stories on the cities or towns in which Sylvania has plant locations.
These articles are presented primarily to acquaint all Sylvania employees with what might be called
their "sister divisionsM and the home cities of the various plants within divisions. For the
Ann Arbor story, various pictures were taken in and around Ann Arbor to give the 30,000 Beam readers
an idea of where and how we live and those items of which we are justly proud. ▲ t ▲
Christmas Display Helps Dealers Sell Argus
YOITLL BE SEEING THIS IN WINDOWS SOON as dealers throughout the country start to put this
eye-catching illuminated display to work attracting Christmas prospects. The large
"screen" is actually an illuminated fullcolor translucent picture, giving the impression
of a projected slide. The base for display of all major Argus products is cleverly constructed to
look like gayly wrapped Christmas gift packages. For display use after Christmas, the
"screen" is used with a different selling message, and without Christmas atmosphere to
encourage purchases of Argus projectors for use with slides shot during the holidays.
Alan Stewart Moves To Western Canada
Meet Alan Stuart who has been appointed Western Canada Representative for Argus Cameras of
Canada, Ltd. He is living in North Vancouver, and will cover the four Western
Provinces, Manitoba to British Columbia. Alan joined Argus in 1954 when Argus Cameras opened
their Sales and Service offices at 1 Scott Street, Toronto. Prior to that he was a sales
representative in the Food Industry for five years. During the war he served in the RAF, ha ving the
distinction of being on the last pilot course to be trained in South África, under the
Commonwealth Air Training Scheme. He carne to Canada in 1948 and became interested in photography
when a photograph of his twelvemonths-old twins won second prize in a local photographic contest. He
has four charming daughters, but says from now on he is sticking to photography.
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heads on Friday, Special ENTERTAINMENT by L December 13. BRUSH SHORTY IN PERSONÜ! ï
Sales Service Group Is Argus' Link With Consumers
The specialty of the Argus Sales Service Group is helping people get more fun out of photography.
. . and especially out of photography with Argus products. Operating in a very quiet manner, Sales
Service answers over 12,000 requests for information each year! The letters pour in from all parts
of the world, and cover every conceivable question concerning use of our products, photographic
techniques and special problems like how to photograph microbes or TV shows or recently how to snap
sputnicks! Chief answer man is Merritt Flom, whose Masters Degree in Photography from Ohio
University certainly qualifies to answer most of the inquiries in very short order.
"AUTOMATED" ANSWERING HELPS HANDLE FANTASTIC VOLUME Really tough problems get personal
study, and a special answer. However, since many questions are repeated frequently, form letters and
printed information bulletins have been developed to provide aid to consumers without delay. The
volume of personnel answers handled runs as high as 20 a day, including form letters and postcards
as well as those personally answered, upwards of 12,000 inquiries are processed yearly by the group.
Several of the most popular subjects have been expanded into fullfledged photo-tip booklets which
are entertaining and educational. A portfolio of 5 booklets is offered to Argus camera purchasers
and other consumers for 25 cents. To realize the popularity of this service, consider the fact that
portfolio were distributed in just the last 6 months! The booklets are available f ree to Argus
employees. PRODUCT INSTRUCTION BOOKS ARE CREATED BY SALES SERVICE Product Instruction books are
another responsibility of this group and Merritt Flom in particular. In putting an instruction book
together, the general procedure is to rough out a copy of the points to be covered in teaching a new
owner how to opérate his camera or projector. This is done by employing knowledge gained f
rom past experience and thoroughly studying the new product itself. After deciding the order in
which each step of instruction will be placed, it is decided where and how illustrations and
photographs will be placed to gain their fullest value in the instruction of the new owner. During
all the planning period, a ver y careful eye is kept on what the costs per copy of the book will be
since fhis is a very tangible part of what the costs of the product will be. As an aid to Merritt,
there is an Instruction Book Committee made up of representatives from various interested
Departments who review the book progress. SPECIAL PROGRAM OFFERED TO PUBLIC AND PARpCHIAL SCHOOLS
Known as Educamonal Services and under the directioiJ of Mary Lou Anderson, this functibn performs
many varied tasks. One of the most important is the distribution of photographic equipment kits to
schools interested in or already conducting classes in photography. This is a no cost, no strings
attached proposition whereby Argus actually gives the schools cameras andother equipment. In
addition, a periodic bulletin is distributed to all interested
schools, suggesting projects and programs for their photo class or clubs and also provides a
means for schools to exchange information on photo class projects through a central clearing point
which of course is Argus Educational Services. Mary Lou frequently goes to a school or club in
person to discuss matters pertaining to their problems and ideas on photography and its
instructions. It can be readily seen that a service such as this helps to build a general interest
in photography and in doing so gains many friends for us (Argus) and our products. ROB WILSON IS
GRANDDADDY OF ARGUS SALES SERVICE PROGRAM A job assignment barely 5 years ago lead to the formal
recognition of what is now known as Sales Service. Rob Wilson who prior to the assignment served as
dealer correspondent in our Sales Department, was given the job of developing a system that could
handle customer inquiries efficiently and with proper emphasis on the personal touch. This would and
does insure consumer satisfaction. Soon the group was taking on other assignments and in addition
had dreamed up many of its own ideas (Educational Services) and finally emerged busselling and
busyto serve the important function it does today. As a result of recent organizational changes,
Sales Service will become a function of our Product Service Department under Jim Rohrbaugh with
Merritt Flom still at the helm. Mary Lou Anderson will continue to direct our Educational Services
Program, but will report to the Sales Promotion Manager of the Advertising Department who is Rob
Thirty-five Anniversaries Celebrated At Argus
Not Pictured: Cecille Lally C-4 Camera Assembly 5 yrs.
New Job Assignments Effect Four At Argus
División Vice President and General Manager, Joe Detweiler, has announced a number of
organizational changes effecting Argus personnel. In the Manufacturing división, Larry Dietle
has resigned his position as Superintendent of Mechanical Processes to become a partner with Robert
MacDonald of our Engineering Dept. in the W. A . Thomas Co. Jim Lodwick has been appointed to fill
the position of Superintendent of Mechanical Processing. Appointed to fill Jim's former position
Dept. Foreman of C-4, C-44, and C-20 camera assembly is Gene Rossbach. The job of Safety Engineer
vacated by Gene is being assumed by Wayne Willeke. In the administrative división, Bill
Ruzicka has been appointed Manager of Purchasing for the SylvaniaCorning Nuclear Corp. which is a
jointly owned subsidiar y of Sylvania and Corning Glass Company and is mainly concerned with the
development and production of metallurgical ceramics and fuels in the field of atomic energy.
Jim Lodwick carne to Argus in 1950 and was assigned as a project engineer on the development of
our C-4 camera. From this work he was assigned to fire control
ment work in Engineering and in 1952 was assigned to the Foreman's job in Government Instrument
Assembly (Dept. 22). Upon completion of the government work, his Dept. assumed responsibility for
the C-4 camera assembly followed by the C-44 camera. More recently the assembly of our new C-20
camera has been added to JimTs responsibilities .
Hired in 1952 as a Government Inspector on fire control instruments , Wayne Willeke became a
member of our Guard Forcé in 1954 and shortly after became the Supervisor of this
function. In 1956, he became Chief Supervisor of the force with such additional responsibilities
as fire prevention. This recent appointment to Safety Engineer seems fitting in that it will combine
the functions of his new and old positions. In this new position, he will continue to work out at
the Personnel Dept. but will have functional responsibilities to the Manufacturing Manager.
Gene Rossbach began working at Argus in 1951, coming tous from King Seeley Corp. His first
assignment here was Tool and Die Making. In 1952, he was assigned to the Factory
ager as a special assistant and then became Personnel Service Manager. In 1956, he was appointed
Safety Engineer. As Safety Director, he launched the thorough and running Safety Program now in
operation at Argus. This program is largely responsible for the recently passed 1,000,000 man-hours
accident f ree operation at this división.
While working on a master's degree at the University of Michigan, Bill Ruzicka worked part time
at Argus as a dr aft s man beginning in 1949. In a f time capacity, he served
as a project manager on a government scope development program and moved to the Purchasing
Department in 1951. As a Purchasing Agent he has been responsible for the buying of screw machine
parts, stumpings, packaging and various other items used in our operating and manufacturing efforts.
His recent appointment as Manager of Purchasing for the Corning Nuclear Corp. in Bayside, N.Y.
necessitates his moving from Ann Arbor to Huntington, Long Is land.
Hobby Of Cecil Lewis Brings Joy To Dexter Every Christmas
E ver y year during the Christmas season, many warming and pleasant stories of the nice things
the people do to comme morate this most joyous of occasions are heard. One such story concerns an
Argus employee who for 30 years has quietly been pursuing a hobby of building a Christmas nativity
scène that is annually displayed in a store window in near-by Dexter, Michigan. Cecil Lewis
of our Product Service Dept. , whose home is in Dexter, originally started with a small manger
scène for his young daughter's enjoyment. With each succeeding year more items were added and
a great deal of research was done to guar antee the authenticity of the characters and their
placement within the scène. Finally, the space requirements were so large that the entire
display was moved to a store window in the business section of Dexter. This move resulted in the
scène becoming a popular stopping place for the local children of all ages and in recent
years it has become widely known in the surrounding communities as a holiday treat for the children.
It takes the Lewis family about 40 hours to construct the display, but they are the first to teil
you the rewards are many times worth the effort if you could see just one of the hundreds of little
faces looking through the store Windows at this scène depicting the true miracle of the
Esther Schenk Retires After Twenty-five Years
Most everyone in Plant I knows Esther Schenk, or at least has seen her gay smile, but many will
be surprised to learn that she is an Argus veteran of 25 years! For many years, Esther was in charge
of the mail room, and more recently she has worked in shipping and in assembly. As shown in the
photo, Esther s factory friends markedher retirement with a party and farewell gifts.
Total delivered 10 girls 8 boys 2 Total weight 70 Ib. 8-12 oz. Biggest 8 Ib. 6 oz. Smallest 3 Ib.
10 oz. Boys
Walter William Bergey, born September 10, weight 8 lb. 2-12 oz., father , Amual Bergey, Machine
Dennis Gerald Gala, born October 4, weight 8 lb. 6 oz. , father Jan Gala, Dept. 62, also
photofinisher at Argus. Girls
Linda Sue Griffith, born October 12, weight 7 Ib. 12 oz. , mother, Bonnie Griffith, Sales
Department. Toni Lynne Bell, born October 24, weight 6 Ib. 7 oz., father, Tony Bell, Maintenance
Jody Lynn Heermans, born July 15, weight 7 lb. 13 oz. , father, Torn Heermans, Engineering.
Kathleen Louise Karen, born September 23, weight 7 lb. 6 oz., father, Gerry Karen, Industrial
Linda Lee Gooding, born September 6, weight 3 lb. 10 oz. , father Bill G oo ding, Dept. 10.
Becky Ann Wiederhoft, born September 19, weight 7 lb. 8-12 oz. , father Leo Wiederhoft, Dept.
Sally Ann Ruffin, born October 6, weight 7 lb. 10-12 oz., father, Stan Ruffin, Guard Force.
Nancy Lee Parker, born September 23, weight 6 lb. 14 oz., father, Art Parker, Personnel.
Special Halloween Visitor
Jennie Helen Lesniewski (Dept. 31) and Staff Sergeant Warren Robert Guenther, USAF were mar ried
at Angola, Indiana on July 22. Af ter the couple's wedding trip through Yellowstone National Park,
Sergeant Guenther returned to his assignment at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois.
The Argus Bowling Leagues, both men's and women's started out with respectable single and team
scores. For the first couple of months more higher games have been rolled than any other year. In
the Men's Day Shift, the highest single-game rolled was bowled by Jim Fraser which was a very
respectable 276 game. With the first couple of frames giving Jim trouble he started with two spares
and ended up with ten strikes in a row which gave him 276. Nice going, Jim. On the same night and on
the same team, Les Schwanbeck rolled a 246 which is the second highest single-game bowled. The
Thirsty Five team, of which Jim and Les are members, rolled the highest single game of this bowling
season of 1003 actual pins. In this high team game, Jim Fraser had his 276 and Dick Leggett 221.
Also, during this same night, the Thirsty Five rolled the highest team series of 2780 actual pins.
Chuck McClune, last year's high average bowler, is leading the pack so far with a resounding 182
average for 24 games. Close on his heels with a 178 average is Harold Thompson. There are several
bowlers with averages in the 170' s which could end the season with the highest average and the
trophy. Last year's team champions, the Tool Room, are presently in the top spot with 23 wins and 9
losses. F rom the lead off to anchor they are G. Bock, R. Bultman, W. Fraser, J. Sartori and G.
Rossbach. Close on their heels by only one point and setting all records are the Thirsty Five team
composed of L. Schwanbeck, J. Fraser, W. Allen, E. Selent and R. Leggett. This team carries the
highest team average which range f rom individual averages of 169 to 176. In third place and only
two points out of first are the Engine Ears which is made up of E. Zilt, D. Smith, T. Heer mans, M.
Wellman and H. Thompson. As in the past years, there will be an honor roll. Single games of 235 or
over and series of 600 or over for the men and 190 and 500 for the women will be posted on the honor
MENfS DA Y SHIFT LEAGUE STANDINGS
ARGUS WOMEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE STANDINGS
NIGHT SHIFT LEAGUE STANDINGS
Golf League Open Winners, Finally!!
Haas and Peterson Finish 2 and 3 Ambrazevich and Haas Win Playoff
Published every other month for the employees of Argus Cameras, and their families.
Coördinator - Arthur Parker, Jr. REPORTERS: Machine Shop - DOROTHY LIXEY, Camera Assembly -
BETTY FORSYTH, Lens Processing - BETTY SHATTUCK, Maintenance - JOHN KOKINAKES, Optical Assembly and
Final Inspection - KATIE DEL PRETE, Engineering - HÉCTOR HAAS and JUNE OSBORNE, Standards and
Production Planning - VIRGINIA BIRNEY, Tool Room - BILL FIKE, Accounting - CAROL WHITE, Service -
TOM KENTES, Suggestion Office - PAUL McCOY, C-4 and 44 Assembly - THRESSEL CONLEY, Sales - LOIS
ELKINS, Shipping and State Street Warehouse - LIZ CLAPHAM, Paint Shop - RON ARNST, Night Shift - ART
SELENT. Feature writers: Joe Detweiler , Andy Argus, Don Crump Photoprinting: Jan Gala MATERIAL MAY
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How To Wrap A Christmas Gift
Your Christmas gifts this year can be more wonderfully exciting- and better express the spirit
with which you give them-if you take the time to wrap your presents, with care and ingenuity.
There's no end to the clever devices you can employ,, but the important thing is first to understand
the fundamentals of gift wrapping. According to Marcia Simpson, gift-wrapping stylist for Ben-Mont
Papers, Inc. and one of America' s most foremost authorities on the subject, gift wrapping begins
inside the box. Treat every gift as though it were precious and" fragüe. Wrap your gift in
fine white tissue-wads of cotton, if the gift is small-and you' 11 add a touch of elegance.
Selecting gift paper can be fun. For small boxesthe kind used to hold gifts like ties, stockings, or
handkerchiefs-a small, over-all pattern is usually best. Holly, mistletoe, angels; a whole host of
small patterns is available. For boxes large enough to hold appliances, a robe, or a large toy,
choose a paper with one larger, dominant center design-a glistening Christmas tree, for example.
With your gift wrapped in tissue and your paper selected, you' re ready to wrap. There are four
FIRST: Lay the gift-wrapping paper, face down, on a clean, flat surface. Place the box, upside
down, on the paper. Try to position the box on the paper so that the design will show to the best
advantage when wrapping is completed. SECOND: Cut the paper so that it is wide enough to go around
the box and overlap 2 or 3 inches. The paper should also be cut to extend slightly more than
one-half the depth of the box at both ends. THIRD: Fold the paper up and around, overlap and seal
with a decorative gummed sticker or with cellophane tape. FOURTH: As illustrated, fold top ends down
tightly and make diagonal creases at the sides and then fold sides in. Seal with a decorative gummed
sticker or with cellophane tape. Do the same at the other end. Now you're ready to tie the package
with ribbons and attach decorative bows. According to Miss Simpson, there's only one basic method of
tying ribbon, but this may be varied by placing the ribbon off center in any direction. Here again,
you can use your imagination in
selecting the size, type and texture of ribbon that seems 7 most appropriate. In tying, there are
FIRST: Hold ribbon on the top of the package, allowing the short end to extend about six inches
beyond the center. SECOND: Bring the ribbon around the length of the package, then at starting
point, cross ribbon and bring it around width of box and back to starting point. Be sure that the
ribbon does not twist on the bottom of the package. THIRD: Cut off the ribbon, but leave 4 or 5
inches. This end is then brought over and under the crossed ribbon. FOURTH: Pull up tightly together
and tie a knot. There are scores of fancy bows you can apply. Two types are especially popular, and
they're easy to make. DAISY BOW
As illustrated, form ribbon in any number of loops of any length. Tie in center with another
piece of ribbon and attach to package. ROSETTE
' ROSETTE As illustrated, form ribbon in loops measuring with forefinger. Tie same as daisy bow.
If curling ribbon is used, curl ends by drawing ribbon between thumb and dull edge. To make
doublé rosettes, tie smaller rosette on top. Now f asten the gift card, and the job is done.
If you chose your gift paper thoughtfully, wrapped the package with care, and added an attractive
ribbon, it will be quite clear on Christmas day that you care about the per son
whoTs getting your gift.