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Newman speaks out,
By KENT REDDING
Former NBC Correspondent Edwin
Newman brought his crusade against
poor grammar, absurd wording, and
the general abuse of the English
language to Ann Arbor Friday.
Addressing the annual meeting of the
University Press Club Friday,
Newman, the author of Strictly
Speaking and The Civil Tongue, warned
that unless Americans dramatically
improve their understanding and use of
language, American society cannot
hope to move forward.
"IF THE LEVEL of English we
speak and-write declines, we decline
with it," Newman said, pointing to
Secretary of State Alexander Haig 'as
one of the worst abusers of the English
In Haig's speech, the word "now" is
replaced with "at this juncture of
maturization," Newman said. speak correctly were seen as
In one hospital, the death of a patient (during that period)," Newman s
is considered "negative patient care Educators accommodated
outcome," he noted. movement and the quality of te
"An educator turns writing into 'ar- of the language declined in schc
ticulating on paper.' Vocabulary whole new generation of studen
becomes 'new word aquisition,' " unable to speak and write prope
Newman said. "Planning is no longer said.
enough in the United States; 'Pre- "Rules cannot be tossed
planning' is required. without consequence," he said,
"Why is it that so many Americans that too many students are 1
speak this way?" he asked. Some school unable to fill out simple
people use this mumbo-jumbo to im- correctly.
press people, Newman concluded. "It "Ask a politican if somet
introduces overtones of profundity. h
OTHERS WHO abuse the language do possible and you may hear this r
so simply because they do not know 'There is no identity with tha
proper English, he said. He blames this cept, Newman said, suggestin
abuse on the emphasis during the 10 this inability to communicate
and 70s on "relating" rather than may have led to waning public is
speaking in correct English. in politics and government in
"Those who wanted to write and years,
... addresses press club
Advertisers are also chief offenders.
An after-shave lotion manufacturer
claims that its product "'instinctively1
calms and yet arouses your basic
animal desires' If it calms your animal
desire at the same time it arouses
them, what's the point of putting it on?"
DESPITEhBEING labeled a
"linguistic Chicken Little" by some
critics, Newman said he thinks it is
time that Americans dig themselves
out from beneath thebanal, gassy
language in which they have been
"We are speaking about something
that is of fundamental importance to
the United States," Newman said. "We
have no hope of dealing with our.
problems unless we understand
Compilied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Soviets claimmila supriorT
MOSCOW- Defense Minister Dmitry Ustinov vowed the West will never
overtake the Kremlin in military strength as missiles, tanks and troops were
paraded through Red Square yesterday in the Soviet Union's annual
revolution day celebration.
"The Soviet armed forces possess everything necessary to deliver a
crushing rebuff to any aggressor," warned the 73-year-old marshal, a mem-
ber of the Communist Party's ruling Politburo.
He accused the Western nations of feverishly building arms to achieve
military domination, but asserted there was "absolutely no chance"
Moscow will be beaten.
Rebels stage massacre in Iran
BEIRUT, Lebanon- Kurdish rebels and leftist guerrillas machine-gunned
scores of civilians in a "wholesale massacre" and suffered scores of their
own killed by troops defending a northwestern Iranian city, Tehran radio
The radio said the members of the outlawed Kurdish Democratic Party
and Mujahedeen Khalq guerrillas blazed into the city of Bukan and killed
"men, women,,children in public baths, cafes, and streets as well as outside
bakeries in a wholesale massacre."
The radio said corpses littered the streets and "counterrevolutionaries
suffered scores of dead" from government counterfire. It gave government
casualties at 74 wounded or dead.
Jaruzeiski says conditions
improving for union talks
WARSAW, Poland- Communist Party chief Wojciech Jaruzelski said
yesterday that "favorable conditions" exist for settling Poland's labor
crisis. But more than 150,000 angry strikers remained off the job and
authorities were reported abandoning attempts to negotiate with them.
Jaruzelski, a general who is also prime minister and defense minister,
said his meeting last week with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa and Arch-
bishop Jozef Glemp was "momentous" and "improved prospects for the
construction of a front of national accord and for improvement of the social
climate," state-run newspapers reported.
Sace shuttle liftoff rescheduled
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- Space officials yesterday rescheduled Laun-
ch II of the space shuttle Columbia for next Thursday, setting up a special
birthday celebration for one of its pilots, astronaut Richard Truly, who turns
44 that day.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials made the
decision after certifying that two contaminated power units that halted a
launch attempt on Wednesday are now ready to fly.
Dirty oil has been flushed from the units and their filters have been
replaced, If it had been necessary to install new units, the launch could not
have been attempted until the week of Nov. 15.
IRA bomb injures nine
BELFAST, Northern Ireland- IRA guerrillas set off a bomb in a tractor
in the main square of a farming village yesterday, slightly wounding three
British soldiers on patrol and six civilians, police said.
A gasoline bomb was hurled into a house in the heavily Catholic West
Belfast district, but damage was slight and no one was hurt, police said. No
group immediately claimed responsibility for the firebombing.
A Belfast police spokesman, Sgt. Jim Green, said the tractor bomb was
detonated by remote control in,Crossmaglen, near the border with the Irish
Republic, as a half-dozen soldiers passed by on patrol.
The almost exclusively Roman Catholic Irish Republican Armyclaumed
responsibility for the attack, which occurred a few hours after it condemned
a new Anglo-Irish initiative to end sectarian strife in Northern Ireland.
The IRA said the proposed intergovernmental council agreed on Friday by
Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher of Britain and Garret FitzGerald of the
Irish Republic was designed to increase British influence in Northern
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