Talking About Argus
I very much enjoyed talking with everyone at the recent employee meetings. I sincerely wish that
we could afford more frequent meetings of this type. It is important that everyone have
first-handknowledge of both our progress and our problems. I want to emphasize that we are on the
move with fundamental plans for improving our effectiveness in virtually every areaof activity. We
can only meet the difficult competitive challenge we face through aggressive action and improved
operations. We are well along with a program toincrease the strength and effectiveness of our
marketing activities. We are launching a major revisión of our commercial policies, trade
discounts, and channels of distribution. We are currently implementing a basic reorganization of our
engineering activities which will apply our best engineering talent to our most important problems.
An orderly and effective new product program that is linked to plans for marketing strategy and to a
careful economie analysis is being finalized. In the manufacturing area we have plans for
engineering and building the most modern and efficiënt plant that can be designed for the
specific program of manufacturing still and motion picture projectors. The construction of this
plant will eventually enable us to improve our camera and optical operation in Ann Arbor. It is
important that everyone in the División understand these basic new plans and their
objectives. I am looking forward to telling everyone more about them through every means available.
This will include articles in Argus Eyes, letters to employees, employee meetings, and special
meetings with smaller groups of employees who are particularly affected by specific plans or
policies. Our new plans provide us with goals for the future. We can meet these goals. The re is a
lot of work to be done. I know that it can and will be
Credit Union News
The Argus Employees' Credit Union will hold its Seventh Annual Meeting and dinner at the Zal Gaz
Grotto Club on West Stadium Blvd. on Saturday, January 23, 1960. A swiss steak dinner will be served
at 6:30 P.M., and the meeting will start promptly at 7:30 P.M. Dancing and door prizes will follow a
short business meeting. Admission to the business meeting and dancing is f ree. Dinner tickets are
available at $2.00 per person. See the bulletin boards for the name of the person in your
área who has tickets for sale. All Argus employees are eligible for membership in the Credit
Union with the payment of an initiation fee of 25. The Credit Union has paid dividends of 4% on its
members' savings for the past two years, and savings may be withdrawn at any time the same as in a
savings bank. Payroll deduction system is available for those who desire it, and any member can
borrow f rom the Credit Union for any constructive and worthwhile purpose. See Mrs. Rhoda Wagner in
the lobby of Plant II for application and further information.
COURTESY is the one medium of exchange which is accepted at par by the best people of every
country on the globe. It is sentiment cloaked in reasonable and business-like expression- the
embellishment that adds tone and harmony to of -f act routinethe oil which lubricates the machine of
commercial good fellowship and promotes the smooth running of many units in an organization,
COURTESY radiates a spirit of good feeling that we are not working entirely for what we get out of
work in a material way-but for the pleasure of polite trans action and friendly association as well.
Life is not too short and we are never too busy to be courteous; for COURTESY is the outward
expression of an inward consideration for others. Author unknown.
Argus President Appointed To Profit Sharing Fund Managing Committee
As President of the Argus Cameras División of Sylvania Electric Products, Mr. Clinton H.
Harris has been appointed as deputy for Mr. Robert E. Lewis on the Managing Comrriittee of the Argus
Profit Sharing Retirement Fund. As a member of the Managing Committee, Mr. Harris is responsible for
the general administration of the Plan and will serve as Chairman of the Committee.
Miatech Wins Hole-in-one Contest
John Miatech of the Industrial Engineering department, with a drive that came to rest within 3'
-14" of the hole, captured the annual Sylvania- Argus Hole-In-One Contest in the Argus
división. The contest lasted for five weeks with each golfer driving one ball each week. Out
of 125 contestants in the Argus división, Miatech came out on top. Because of an unavoidable
error, Miatech' s name was not turned into the Sylvania Beam- otherwise he would have placed third
in all Sylvania divisions. In honor of his splendid achievement, Miatech has been given a Sylvania
table model slimline radio with dual speakers.
About The Cover
Our cover photo this month was taken by Bob Mayer, Quality Control. In line with the theme of
this issue, we give thanks for the privilege of f reedom of worship.
Argus Employee Feted At Luncheon
Leola Kendrovics, who is presently on medical leave f rom Argus, was the guest of honor at
aluncheonheld in the Argus cafeteria on November 5. The hostesses we re members of the Pittsfield
Business Women's Club, who presented Leola with a check to be used toward her medical expenses, A
pancake supper, put on by the Club, made possible this gift plus a sizeable donationto the Leader
Dog for the Blind School at Rochester, Michigan, and they wish to thank the many Argus employees who
patronized the supper. Leola has been an employee in Argus' Inspection Department since 1937.
MIN ANN ARBOR AREA VjIJ United 3undArgus Cameras División 405 Fourth Street Arm Arbor,
Michigan Dear Mr. Harris: I am writing to thank you, your employees and the Argus Corporation for
the generous gift of $20 609 which has been pledged this year to the 1960 Ann Arbor Area United Fund
Campaign. health, family and child care, character building and research It has been a real pleasure
to work with Mr. Caley, Mr. Parker, Mrs. Burris, Mr. Hall and many others f rom the Argus
Corporation who are serving in key positions in this year's campaign. Will you please express our
appreciation to these persons as we 1 1 as to all of your employees for their generous particioation
Please contact the United Fund whenever you feel we may be Best wishes. Sincerely, ANN ARBOR AREA
UNITED FUND Charles A. Hoffman, Chairman 1960 United Fund Campaign
Why Should We Be Thankful?
Human nature being what it is, few of us are ever fully satisfied. We' re always comparing
ourselves with well, with the "Joneses" and wishing thatwe could achieve the last little
step upwards that would bring desires and accomplishments into balance. And that's the way it should
be. Individual and family striving for "just a little bit more" are the moving f orces
that have built this nation of ours. On the other hand once in a while it's a good idea to remember
that all the pie isn't in the sky! Most of us have a pretty good chunk of it right here and now. All
of this is obvious, no doubt. What got us thinking along these lines,however, was the f act that
Thanksgiving day is right around the corner and a rather special Thanksgiving day at that. Next year
marks the lOOth aniversary of the start of the Civil War. It struck us that folks living 100 years
ago must have wonde red a bit as they satdown to their traditional turkey dinners ...,. if they
could afford a turkey. Once started, we thoughtit'dbeagoodidea to run a sort
of informal survey among Argus employees to see what they thought was worthy of thanks. Heading
the list, most people mentioned the friendly atmosphere of Argus itself . As one girl on the line
put it, "I work to make sure that my children get the things they ought to have. In the eleven
years Pve been at Argus Pve hardly missed a day. I found I kind of look forward to each new week.
Always something new and interesting, and Pve made so many friends that I feel sort of lost when I
have to be away." Other comments covered subjectslike, " myfamily and I get a whole lot
out of Independence Lake," 11 my brother in Detroit makes about whatl do, but he doesn't get
paid when he's sick and he has to pay part of his insurance himself. Besides, he has to live the re,
" "...., then I took a night school cour se and the company footed the bill." Many
people remarked that it doesn't take an hour or more to get to work, yet they still can have nice
homes away f rom dirty smoke and heavy traffic. And Ann Arbor's fine public school system received a
lot of favorable comment. Several Argus employees singled out the Suggestion Award System. As one of
them said, "I got $200 for an idea that combined three operations into two. Most companies
don't seem to care if you think or not." One fellow in Quality Control was more than ready for
us. He said, " Pve been keeping track of this inflation, and I figure that Pm able to buy more
than I could ten years ago in spite of it. In f act, I don't know anybody at Argus who doesn't have
some interest or hobby which costs real money. Things didn't used to be like that." Lots of
other things we re broughtup, like the Christmas turkeys, Independence Lake, retirement benefits,
and the Ann Arbor Industrial Blood Bank. And do you know, not one person mentioned the Civil War or
was thankful that slavery has been abolished while the United States remained whole. It's not that
people are forgetful it just looks as if we've come a long, long way in 100 years.
Political Freedom Depends On Each Of Us Voting Is Only Half Of Our Responsibility
We've been talking about Thanksgiving and all those things that make us thankful (or at least
should) for what we have. It seems that the things we should be most thankful for we take for
granted. We' re always told that we should be thankful because we' re Americans and live in a f ree
society but what does that mean? Well, one thing it doesn't mean is to sit back in your easy chair
and say: "Fm thankful to be an American." The first things to do is ask yourself:
"What am I doing to keep it this way?" Then you're starting to do some positive thinking
and that leads to positive political action. When you've got an opinión or just want to let
off some steam to your state or national representatives all you
have to do is drop him a post card or letter. How many governments in the world allow that? You
can bet your boots if a Russian ever wrote such a letter he'd be making his own ticket for Siberia!
You can't expect your representatives to know what's on your mind unless you give him suggestions
and your ideas. Many of us aren't sure to whom to write or how to address a letter when we want to
express views on political matters, so as a public service Argus has prepared a list of all of our
elected representatives- who they are and where they are. Remember, they are constantly making
decisions on laws that will affect you. It is your duty and privilege as a citizen to let them know
you are expressing your thankfulness for being an American.
HOW TO CONTACT OUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES
NATIONAL The President of the United States: Address: The Hon. Dwight D. Eisenhower The White
House Washington 25, D. C. Salutation: My Dear Mr. President: The Vice-President of the U.S.A.
Address: The Honorable Richard M. Nixon United States Se nat e Washington 25, D. C. Salutation: My
Dear Vice President: Your Senators in Washington: Address: Senator Philip A. Hart 735 W. Allegan,
Lansing Senator Patrick V. McNamara 19708 Ward, Detroit Washington Address: Senate Office Bldg.
Salutation: Dear Senator (nis name) Your Representatives in Washington Address: Hon. George Meader
(Employees living in Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties) Hon. Charles E. Chamberlain
(Employees living in Ingham and Livingston Counties) Hon. Alvin M. Bentley (Employees living in
Shiawassee County) Hon. John Lesinski (Employees living in Belleville, Dearborn, Wayne and Wills)
Hon. Martha W. Griffiths (Employees living in Northville and Plymouth) Hon. William S. Bloomfield
(Employees living in OaklandCo.)
Washington Address: House Office Building Washington, D. C. Salutation: Dear Mr. (nis name) STATE
Governor: The Hono G. Mennen Williams Capitol Building, Lansing Salutation: Dear Governor Williams:
Lieutenant Governor: Hon. John B. Swainson Plymouth, Michigan Salutation: Dear Mr. Swainson: State
Senators: Hon. Lewis G. Christman 604 First Nat'l Bldg., Ann Arbor (Employees living in Washtenaw
County) Hon. Paul C. Younger 1212 S. Genesse Dr., Lansing (Employees living in Ingham and Livingston
Counties) Hon. Haskel L. Nichols 703 S. Webster, Jackson (Employees living in Jackson Co.) Hon.
Elmer R. Porter R.F.D. #2, Blissfield (Employees living in Lenewee and Monroe Counties) Hon. L.
Harvey Lodge 6610 Longworth, Waterford (Employees living in Oakland Co.) Hon. Patrick J. Doyle 6327
Payne, Dearborn (Employees living in Belleville, Dearborn, Wayne, and Willis) Hon. Raymond D.
Dzendzel 18501 Shiawassee, Detroit (Employees living in Northville and Plymouth) Hon. John W.
Fitzgerald 219 W. Jefferson. Grand Lede-e
(Employees living in Shiawassee County) Salutation: Dear Senator (nis name) State
Representatives: Hon. George W. Sallade 316 South State St., Ann Arbor (Employees living in District
No. 1) Hon. James F. Warner 1305 Grant Street, Ypsilanti (Employees living in District No. 2)
Salutation: Dear Mr. (his name): LOCAL-ANN ARBOR City Officers - City Hall Phone NO 2-6583 Mayor:
Cecil O, Creal City Administrator: Fred J. Loker Supervisors: lst Ward - Mrs. Elaine Rice 2nd Ward -
Ruth M. Dana 3rd Ward - Robert W. Harrington 4th Ward - John W. Rae 5th Ward - Robert H. Pealy At
large - Arthur W. Gallup At large - Harold Ledbettor At large - Kenneth Heininger Council: lst Ward
- Harold J.McKercher Richard Dennard 2nd Ward - Florence R. Crane Lloyd Mo Ives 3rd Ward - Henry V.
Aquinto James F. Brinkerhoff 4th Ward - George A. Keebler Ao Nelson Dingle 5th Ward - Bent F.
Nielsen Russell J. Burns
EditorTs Note - A further breakdown of officials in outlying areas of Michigan, location of
polling booths in your área, etc., is available in the Personnel Office.
Diversified Abilities Combine To Create Argus Advertising And Promotion
Scholarship Student Reports On Results Of Argus Program
Leading American industries today are playing a major role in providing college educations for
qualified students whomightotherwisebe denied the opportunity of attending college. He re at Argus,
we have available to children of Argus employees four full tuition scholarships amounting ' to
$1,000 each year. Since 1953 Argus has helped 18 students achieve the dream of a college education.
At the present time there are 8 Argus scholarship winners attending colleges and universities.
Now what about the Argus college graduates? What happens to them after graduation?Take Nancy
Hague, for instance. Nancy is the daughter of Wilma Hague in Planning. Nancy, an Argus scholarship
winner, was graduated f rom Eastern Michigan College this last June. She now teaches 7th and 8th
graders English and Dramatics at Monee Elementary School in Monee, Illinois (about 30 miles south of
Chicago). Two of her major projects are directing the8th grade play which is given every spring and
sponsoring the student government. It really looks as though Nancy is doing pretty well for herself.
She tells us she lives in a brand new apar tm ent about 6 miles f rom her school, and she is able to
make frequent trips to the "Windy City" to attend musicals and go shopping. We' re
certainlypleasedtohearfrom Nancy and to let you know how well an Argus college gradúate is
7 -Transistor Portable Model 7P12. Two-tone colorstyling, 3-12" speaker, sensitive ferrite
rod antenna and smart fold-away carrying handle.
5-Transistor Portable Model SP 10. Contains full-range 3-1211 speaker, ferrite rod antenna, and
slips in your coat pocket, plays instantly!
7-Transistor Portable Model 7P13. Smartly styled for the out-of-doors. Plays instantly. Complete
with heavy-duty 4" speaker, ferrite rod antenna, tough, durable luggage carrying case. All of
the portable transistor radios pictured above will be available in your Employee Store bef o re
uíitd Coátam J tintina Q)qaAmxl Chris Vanden Broek, Prop. 1128 Birle Avenue
programs KinAAOA TICKETS LABELS VAJ O-OOUO INVOICES ENVELOPES LETTERHEADS STATIONERY ANNOUNCEMENTS
INVITATIONS ####$ CHRISTMAS CARDS CALLING CARDS (This ad set by the Chriswood Press)
Junior Achievement Is Valuable Teen-age Experience
J.A. is a constructive program for teenagers between 15 and 19. They learn how f ree enterprise
and competitive business operates. They are versed in all phases of a business from the planning
stage to the actual distribution of the product they design and market themselves. Junior
Achievement advances the basic ideáis of American life - Opportunity, Self Reliance, and a
Higher Standard of Living. WHO SPONSORS JoA. Business firms all over the country sponsor J.A.
companies. He re in Ann Arbor, Argus provides sponsorship for one group each year, providing
experienced men from our organization to act as advisors to the young company. The Argus group for
1959-60 is called Thimko Enterprizes. Their product is an All-Purpose Kit which sellsfor $2.95. The
kit is made of oriental mohagany and assembled with wooden dowels. Neither nails, screws or glues
are used. This unique product is completely original. John Borgerson from Industrial Engineering is
Business Advisor, Ralph Merrell of Product Service is Production Advisor, and Bill Houck from Sales
completes the Argus representatives as Sales Advisor for Thimko Enterprizes. WHERE IS J.A. Jro
Achievement does all its work at 200 12 S. Fourth St. Each group raises its own capital for
maintaining the business, pay ing wages and costs of material. Thimko is in f act a Corporation,
since they sell stock. The company meets once a week on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00. The Junior
Achievement year is from October to May, at the end of which they declare dividends or losses and
the company is dissolved, with a report to stockholders. While the operation is a serious
profit-making endeavor, the biggest profit comes of course from the tremendous amount of real
experience each Junior Achiever receives. JUNIOR ACHJEVERS AT WORK
The First Baptist Church of Plymouth was the scène of the September 26 wedding of
Priscilla Ann Hilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Hilton, to Gerald W. King, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Richard D. King of Plymouth. A reception was held after the ceremony at the church parlors for 200
guests. Several of the guests also attended an evening reception held at the Hilton home. The
newlyweds honeymooned in northern Michigan. The bride is the daughter of Jeannette Hilton, Machine
Mr. and Mrs. William George Harden left on a honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains following their
marriage Friday evening, September 25 in St. PauPs Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. The bride is the
forme r Rosalind Lillie Podewils, daughter of Mrs. Richard Springman and the late Mr. Herman J.
Podewils, and the bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Harden. George works in Tool
Mr. and Mrs. C. Edward Moore of Ypsilanti announce the marriage of their daughter, Kae Anne, to
Donald Ray Rose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rose, also of Ypsilanti. The couple exchanged vows in a
doublé ring ceremony Saturday evening, October 24, before Dr. Wo Clyde Donald of the First
Methodist Church in Ypsilanti. Kay is the daughter of Genevieve Moore, who works on the movie
projector line, as does Donald, the groom.
Robert L. Rose Presented Wedding Gift By Fellow Employees
The wedding took place onSaturday, September 19, in the St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in
Dexter. The bride was Darlene Bettyann Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lo Murphy. The
lovelyevening ceremony was followed by a reception in the church.
Bom October 3 Weight 6 lbs. 4 ozs. Father - Donald Bortles - Paint Shop
Bom August 6 Father - Jack Pelton - Sales MARK LYNN JEDELE Born September 19 Weight 11 lbs. 12
ozs. Mother - Shirley Jedele, Service MARY BETH MC GINN Born October 5 Weight 6 lbs. 6 ozs. Father -
Bill McGinn, Service CRAIG PHILIP MONAHAN Born October 12 Weight 7 lbs. 3 ozs. Father - Don Monahan,
High Single Game - Mary Rocco - 208 High Series - Mary Rocco - 556
MEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE STANDINGS
High Single Game (actual) G. Bock - 233 High Series (actual) G. Bock - 636
Men's Golf Season Wind Up
Published every other month for the employees of Argus Cameras and the ir families.
Coördinator - Dorothy Haarer REPORTERS: Machine Shop - DOROTHY LIXEY, Purchasing - DONNA
BISBEE, Lens Processing - BETTY SHATTUCK, Maintenance - JOHN KOKINAKES, Engineering - HÉCTOR
HAAS and CAROLINE BANNAN, Standards and Production Planning - BEVERLY MARTIN, Service - TOM KENTES,
Suggestion Office - PAUL McCOY, C4 and C44 Assembly - THRESSEL CONLEY, Sales - LOIS ELKINS, Paint
Shop - ETHEL HUFFMAN, Night Shift - CONRAD GANZHORN, Shipping - MARY JANE ALEXANDER. Feature
writers: Clint Harris Andy Argus; Don Crump Photoprinting: Jan Gala Photography: Wilma Simmons Jan
Gala MATERIAL MAY BE REPRINTED WITH CREDIT TO ARGUS EYES
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You'd better be good - cause Santa Claus is comin' to town! WHEN? - Saturday, December 12 WHERE?
- Michigan Theater TIME: - 9:30 A. M. If you're between the ages of 2 and 12 Argus invites you to be
their guest at the Children's Christmas party. Tickets will be distributed to parents of children
who are eligible to attend.
Now -- The Panelescent Nite Lite
Now available to you is the company's latest use of the Panelescent lamp - the unique Sylvania
Panelescent Nite Lite. This multi-purpose night light consists of a 3-4 14' diameter luminescent
panel in an ivory plastic frame. And because it's only 14" thick, it hugs the wall like a halo.
For your convenience the re are no wires, no fixtures, no switches -- just plug it into any wall or
baseboard outlet and watch it glow! In your bedrooms, hallways, and in many other places it
illuminates a room for safety and comfort with a soft green radiance. The Panelescent Nite Lite will
last you over five years, costs less than 3L a year to use, and is shockproof and unbreakable in
normal use. Why don't you see it for yourself at any local electrical supplier.
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