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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10A The Gazelle: Sun., Feb. 24, 1974 Official Language Problem Divides Bilingual Belgium BRUSSELS (UPI) The signs for the town read "ilons" in a 11 o n i a, "Bergen" in Flanders and "Mons-Bergen" in Brussels. All point in the same direction. The signs are symbolic of th? fact that there are two official languages in Belgium French and Dutch. It has tended during the na- tion's 144 years of indepen- dence to divide the country into French-speaking and Dutch-speaking s o c i e t i e s, even to the point of bringing down governments. The problem stems from Bel- gium's history of being traded off among empires until the 19th Century. Belgium was an an- nexation of France unjil it was united with the Netherlands inlof Brabant a bilingual island be- 1815-1830. When the country jtween the two sectors, gained independence in 1830. the' The dual language road signs, educated classes in Flanders menus, cinema billings, depart- used the French language and ment store directories, public the lower classes used only 1 transport schedules and coin- Dutch, 'mercial advertise m e a I s The government in 1962jthroughout Brussels are silent passed a law that roughly divid-jremhulcrs that the debaie has ed the country across the inid-i reached only compromise, not die, leaving Brussels' provincc'solulion. Liberia Uses Twin of U. S. Currency System WASHINGTON (AP) Sever- al nations have adopted decimal currency systems and now issue dollars, but Liberia is the only one to use exactly the same coin denominations April I Deadline for Application for Study Funds The financial aids officer at Kirkwood Community college said students have until April 1 to apply for 1973-74 basic educa- tional opportunity grants from the federal government. James Graichen said the gov- 11ates freely {country. The program is the federal i government's new basic aid form for needy college students. In its first year, the program will provide up to for stu- dents who can prove financial need. Graichen said the intent of the program is to eventually provide a maximum of annually to each needy college student. Higher funding is be- ing asked toward that goal for 1974-75. 1973-74 grants arc full-time stu- dents who enrolled in college for the first time after July I, 1973. The financial aids office at Kirkwood also administers fed- eral work-study grants, national direct student loaas and sup plemcntat ediwvition.il opportu- nity grants. The only students eligible for ad today! Think small, use a Classified Ad for big results. Place your Save 20% to 50% on Advertised Merchandise Monday to 9 Sport Coats regularly 75.00 Wear our colorful new spring sport coats with flash and flare! Bold checks and the great new plaid effect in light and bright patterns. Select yours now from our spring collection. Sizes for most men including Tall and Big sizes 48 to 54. ARMSTRONG MEN'S CLOTHING THIRD FLOOR regularly lo Savings before the rainy season your raincoat from this group of wanted styles. Twills, seersucker, leather look and slicker styles. Some with hoods. Solid colors, dots and plaids. Not all sizes in all styles. ARMSTRONG Pf AD PLACE SECOND FLOOR lo BOLD BRIGHT- that's the new look in plaids for spring. Choose from our excellent selection in 100% polyester or double knit. Smart styling, handsomely cut for superior fit. Sizes for most men including Tall and Bis sizes 48 to 54. ARMSTRONG MEN'S CLOTHING THIRD FLOOR AND MORE Terrific savings on our entire stock of ski jack- ets. Choice of down or polyester fill for warmth. Basic and fashion colors. Sizes Also] some slacks included in this group. ARMSTRONG BETTER SPORTSWEAR SECOND FLOOR Spring Coats reg. 375 values A wonderful group of famous label spring coats. Select your favorite from the several styles available. Plaids and plain fabrics in pretty spring colors. Sizes 6 to 18. ARMSTRONG COATLAND-SECOND FLOOR Winter Coats values Timely savings on a group of dressy winter' coats. 100% wool, untrimmmed. Several classic styles from famous labels. Hurry for best selec- tion! Sizes 6 to 16. ARMSTRONG COATLAND-SECOND FLOOR Spring Fashion Shoes at Savings Parking and Bus Rides for Armstrong customers under the Downtown FREE Park Shop Plan and FREE Ride Shop Plan. regularly 320.00 An import made of soft kid leather. Beautifully styled for either pants or skirts. Platform sole, distinctive toe styling. Navy, camel and dark brown. Sizes for most women. ARMSTRONG WOMEN'S SHOES STREET FLOOR   

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