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Leaves Argus

Joseph L. Clemens (above)
resigned today as vice-president
and treasurer of Argus, Inc. He '
had been associated with the
company since 1937. No new „
vice-president or treasurer has
been elected to take his place
but David D. Merriman has been i
named comptroller and will take
over the accounting functions -,
formerly directed by Clemens.

Clemens Quits
Post At Argus

Merriman Is Appointed
Company Comptroller -

Joseph L. Clemens' resignation
as vice-president and treasurer o|
Argus, Inc., .was announced this
morning by Robert E. Lewis, vice-t
president and general manager oi**
the company.

David D. Merriman has been ap-
pointed comptroller of the firm;

and will take over the accounting
functions previously directed byi
Clemens. ^

No new vice-president or treas*|
urer has been elected to replac^|i
, Clemens. }
Merriman has been assistant;

"nmptroller of Argus since April,»
47. He was graduated from they
University in 1935 and from thej
'University's School of Business^
; Administration in 1936. Before
joining the local company he was
-i, associated with the Timken Detroit
'Axle Co. 3
With Firm 13 Years ' '

Clemens, who
president and tri ••; '., . :

'on Jan. 11, 1949, had been associ-
jated with the company since 1937.
| He could not be reached today for
| comment on his future plans.

Lewis also announced today that
Erhart C. Schlenker, who was as-
sociated with Argus from 1939 to
1944, will return as manufacturing

His appointment, Lewis said, will
relieve Clinton H. Harris, vice-
president in charge of engineering,
of his production duties and allow
him to concentrate his efforts in
engineering and the development
of the company's new Product pro-
gram, largest in the firm's history.

Schlenker was in charge of war
production at one of the company's
"'ants before he left the firm in

14 to enter business in Cali-