[Ads-l] Request help Newsweek ProQuest for Frank Lloyd Wright quotation

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 9 15:15:42 EDT 2017

The article about the Frank Lloyd Wright quotation with an
acknowledgement to list members is now available here:

Man Will Atrophy All His Limbs But the Push-Button Finger

[Begin acknowledgement excerpt]
Special thanks to Dana Dalrymple of the Spokane Public Library who
precisely located the 1955 citation based on an incomplete citation.
Additional thanks to discussants Donna Halper, Barbara Schmidt, Sue
Kamm, Wilson Gray, and Joel Berson.
[End excerpt]

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Timestamp: May 5th, 2017 at 4:02 p.m.



On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 2:52 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps a list member with access to the Newsweek archive would be
>> willing to search for the following quotation attributed to the famous
>> architect Frank Lloyd Wright:
>> If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
> This request has now been satisfied the old-fashioned way with a bound
> volume of Newsweek. I will create a QI entry soon. Here is the
> citation.
> [ref] 1955 May 16, Newsweek, The Atomic Mr. Wright, Quote Page 98,
> Column 2 and 3, Newsweek, Inc., New York. (Verified with scans; thanks
> to Spokane Public Library, Spokane, Washington)[/ref]
> Garson
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 9:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 8:22 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
>>> wrote:
>>> Thanks for your help Wilson
>> You're very welcome, Garson. I kinda figured that you knew about that cite,
>> this being your thing. But,
>> Youneverknow. 😜
>> --
>> -Wilson
>> -----
>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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