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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 'HE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, June 5, 1973 Office grapevine rumors hold true PHILADELPHIA (AP) If you're wondering about the truth of the rumor that was buzzing around the office last week, there's a 75-per-cent chance the rumor is true. Dr. Keith Davis, a professor of management at Arizona State University who has made an extensive study of office grapevines, asserted the high truth content of ru- mor in the office grapevine in a report released to the Phila- delphia Inquirer. "In normal work situations over three-fourths of grapevine information is ac- Dr. Davis said. "People tend to think the grapevine is less accurate than it really is because its errors arc more dramatic and consequently more imoressed on the memory than its day- by-day routine accuracy.' Dr. Davis notes that the Seek funds for labor leader head GRAND FALLS. Nfld. (CP) The Newfoundland Feder- ation of Labor is asking mem- ber unions to contribute to a special fund to compensate a la- bor leader fined for con- tempt of court. Don Head, president of Local 5457 of the United Steelworkers of America, was fined May 26. The case involved an in- junction limiting the number of striking union men on a picket line set up around the American Smelting and Refining Co. Property at Buchans. The court ruled that the injunction granted in April had been dis- obeyed. Federation officials said to- day more than 100 union locals in Newfoundland are being asked to contribute to a special fund to compensate Mr. Head, who has already paid the fine. President Arthur Kelly of Grand Falls said it will take about a month to assess results of the appeal because individual unions will have to vote on the matter at their monthly meet- ings. grapevine is amazingly fast as well as accurate. RELY ON GRAPEVINE For instance, employees at one firm surveyed said they expected news of important office changes to come first through the grapevine. The supervisor placed second and the official memorandum ran a poor third. In another survey, 46 per cent of the personnel knew by 2 p.m. that the wife of a su- pervisor had a baby at 11 oclock the night before. Tight security has proven no obstacle to the office grapevine. Dr. Davis said a company had secretly planned to move to a suburb 20 miles away. One day, the wife of a vice-president asked him why she wasn't told about the move. Her husband pretended ignorance, shocked that the informatiojn had leaked. The wife chfded the executive for Ms ignorance and explained that the infor- mation was reliable because her maid told her. The grapevine thrives in times of excitement and in- security, said Dr. Davis. Ex- amples are impending layoffs and installation of a computer in the office. Dr. Davis notes that smart managers monitor the grape- vine and feed it information they want distributed. to make a ALBERTA PURE VODKA Graham audience record SEOUL (AP) Evangelist Billy Graham ended a five-day crusade in South Korea by preaching to what he said was the largest audience of his 33- year ministry. Korean organizers of the cru sade said a million were on hand Sunday to hear Graham's final sermon, and total attend ance for the crusade was three million. Korean police esti mated the audience at still a record. The crowd caused North Korea to charge the Seoul gov- ernment with "forcibly mobiliz- ing large crowds to stage a su- perstitious play in concert with American missionaries." President Chung Hee Park, a Christian, supported the cru- sade. Mission ended MOSCOW (AP) The Soviel Union's Lunokhod 2, a robol moon buggy that has prowled about the Le Monier crater since January, has completed its mission, Tass said today. The announcement by the news agency, with no previous indication the robot's systems were wearing out, prompted speculation the craft had suf- fered a mishap. The Lunokhod vehicle is de- signed to pick its way across the rugged lunar surface using television cameras as eyes. It is steered by a ground crew con- sisting of a commander, naviga- tor, driver, operator and engi- neer. UNRESERVED EQUIPMENT AND TRUCK AUCTION SALE JULY 16, 1973-9 A.M. LOCATION: miles west of Edmonton on Highway No. 16 and 14 mile south on Pioneer Road. Sale Indoors Closed circuit TV equipped Private airstrip on auction site Equipment demonstrated through glass-enclosed tunnel for your comfort if weather is bad. Sale goes on rain or shinfe. SUMMARY: Crawler Tractors; Motor Scrapers; Loaders; Graders; Trucks; Trailers; Construction Equipment; Gra- vel Equipment; Farm Equipment; Welders; Cars; Shop Equipment and Tools; ana many more. Listings coming in every day. DO YOU WHAT TO SELL? Go first class, it won't cost you any more. Nasby's Auctioneering have over one half million dollars worth of auction facilities to serve you, the customer. Your equipment means a lot to you and it also means a lot to us. That is the reason we like to give you the best facilities there is in the auction business to- day. If you are planning an auction, or want to move some of yaur equipment, call Nasby's Auction- eering. We will be than happy to serve you. SALE ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY NASBY'S AUCTIONEERING BONDED INDUSTRIAL AUCTIONEERS Box 690, RR No. 1, Spruce Grove, Alto. Phone 899-3676 lie. No. 010-436 Cor Ph: YJ32925 AUCTIONEERS: f. R. Nasby, W. 0. (Leroy) Clark b-Tops, tops and more tops... all at ona low price! We show only two from a wide array of tank tops and T-shirts in plain or patterned styles. Hand-washable knits in cotton or cotton blends. Pastels, red or navy. Misses' sizes: S, M, L c-Perma-Prest short shorts and Jamaicas of double knit polyester. Pull-on elasticized waist; stitched front creases. No ironing when machine-washed-dried. In navy, white, red, yellow. Misses'sizes: Jamaicas 12 to 20; shorts 10 to 18. only Can. T.M. Exceptional values! Shop and compare! On ly 9.99 for double knit 100% stretch nylon swim suits. We show only three from our selection of assorted prints and plains in a variety of styles. d-Printed scoop-necked 1-piecer. e-Hipster-styled printed 2-piecer, f-1-piece skirted tunic. Misses' sizes 12-18. a-value, style, easy-care Three good reasons why you'll love these top- quality textured pants that have sold for 13.00. They're double knit of 95% pure silk nubs. Have easy-on elasticized waistband and fall straight and free to fashionable cuffs. Plus, they're Perma-Prest. No need to iron if machine-washed- dried. In a wide assort- ment of colorful plaids. Misses'sizes 10 to 18. Ladies' Sportswear STORE HOURS: Open daily from a.m. to p.m. and Frl. a.m. to p.m. Centra Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;