The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on May 26, 1965 · Page 16
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· Delia Democrat-Times ' . 16 Wednesday, May26, '65 : .. The Lighter Side By-DICK WES1 ·'- WASHINGTON (UPI) - It was a . long lime coming, but : finally it's here. Somebody has invented an anti-gobbledygook machine. I saw this marvelous Inslru- . nient with my very own eyes i down «t the Interstate Commerce Commission. Otherwise,' 1 wouldn't have believed il possible. . Ordinarily, I don't become emotionally involved where ele- · Ironies are concerned, but in this case I don't mind admitting that I cried a little. Anyone who has spent as much time as I have adrilt on the turgid prose of government- ill ' reports probably would have : had the same reaction. The anti-gobbledygookcr, technically known" as 'an auto-tutor, was installed ,at the'ICC about two months, ago on a'lrial basis to delentiine if it would have any . measureable impact on bureaucratic obscuration. THEY couldn't have picked a better place for such an experiment. The ICC has long been noted as a wellspring of linguis tic smog. .-Let us say, for example, that an ICC' employee has been dangling his modifiers, which a-fairly common affliction in the civil service. . . . His supervisor may recommend that he spend some time at. the machine. In a few hours, as a general rute, he will be completely cured. By means of a tape, which incidentally is transparent rather than 'red, the machine teaches him" how to' undanple a modifier by amputating and then trans planting it. He can, of course, go beyond that if he chooses, for the machine also is equipped to treat split infinitives and a host of riher language deformilies. ! * * * TO date more than 60 persons . at the ICC have been de-gob- bledygooked by the machine, ! with some rather encouraging ' results. ^ ;· Tests given before and after j exposure show that in some leases their recognition of what constitutes clearness and brevity improved 13 percentage points. Although de- gobblcdygooking Is not required, there have been only four dropouts. To encourage participation, the ICC handi out certificates to those who go ^through the entire process. ;-.' An ICC spokesman said it wa: '·; still too early to evaluate the ::' program. Let us hope that when .; the results are finalized, it wil hot be phased out. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Eloll. 1. Hall, Ind.vkJooll/. and o Mcll-er a^ Nolurcl Guoidian of . Corel E. Hull cnrf Jcnn E. Hal!, m'TMn and F. Hall, Minor, end John Hall. Mir You or. rl of ih« County \ Wojrilrgron In laid Siole en Tns l?lh da ' of Jury. -1565. ot 9:30 o'dcik A.M. I thaw auit why tre Fjisr and final A; r.o-_-nr, -1*1 Cayie Hjmber 25058. ol Ru- Ho!1,. Adsilniinalrix . o f . the El'oli Muriel! W. Hall, dereaifd, l^O'-Hd not b appicvej and al!o'*ed. Trill l'n« 17rh day cf Hal, 1!«. W. 1. KENT. Cl«rk . Ey H. f. 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