• Tags: Telephones
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Wattonville informs on German-language use over telephone and in religious services.
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Governor Harding issues resolution proclaiming English the sole acceptable language for use in public in Iowa. Public, namely, meaning also church and educational services.
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Response to letter writer regarding difficulty of enforcing Babel.
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Report over foreign-language use on telephone. It is unclear whether the language is German or "Swiss."
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Switchboard operator calls in, saying she knows of German usage on phone line. How to enforce?
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Confusion over what constitutes "public" versus "private" use of German. Here pertaining to a "thrashing crew?"
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Writer wonders how to stop use of German over telephone lines.
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The business angle: owners of telephone exchange ruminate on business consequences were local German speakers not in need of phone lines.
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