• Tags: Telephones
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Wattonville informs on German-language use over telephone and in religious services.

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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