I sadly report finding in your Oct. 29 issue an article by auto writer DeeAnn Durbinap headlined “Japan loosens grip on ranking of reliabile cars.”

The grip of the Chicago Manual of Style and your proofreading staff also loosened enough to record Susan King’s article on the famous/notorious Orson Welles 1938 Mars invasion program memorably, as “Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Ill., reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular interviews on the planet Mars.”

I always supposed these were visible only when Congress happened to be in session.

Yours, in hope of purely terrestrial gastric disturbance.

John WilleyWaterville