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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa TOA The (Velar Rapids Gazette: Sun.. Feb. 'M, If*T4 Official Language Problem Divides Bilingual Belgium BRUSSELS (UPI) — The! tion’s 114 years of indcpen-signs for the town read “Mons” donee to divide tho country in VV a 11 on i a , “Bergen” in into French-speaking and Flanders and “Mons-Bergen” in Dutch-speaking s o c i o t i o s, Brussels. All point in tilt1 same even to the point of bringing direction.    down    governments. The signs arc symbolic of the The problem stems from Bel-fact that there are two official gium’s history of being traded languages in Belgium French off among empires until the 19th and Dutch.    (Century.    Belgium was an ati lt has tended during the na- Inexation of France until it was limited with the Netherlands in J1815-1830. When the country I gained independence iii 1830, the educated classes iii Flanders I used the French language and 'the lower classes used only Dutch. T Ii e government iii 1962 passed a law that roughly divided the country across the middle, leaving Brussels’ province of Brabant a bilingual island between the two sectors. The dual language road signs, menus, cinema billings, department store directories, public transport schedules and commercial a d v e r t i s e iii e n t s throughout Brussels are silent reminders that the debate has reached only compromise, not solution. Liberia Uses Twin of U. S. Currency System WASHINGTON (AP) Several nations have adopted decimal currency systems and now issue dollars, but Liberia is the only one lo use exactly the same coin denominations as the U. S. Founded by freed American slaves in 1822, Liberia has many of its coins struck by the IJ. S. mint, and U. S. currency circulates freely in the African country. April I Deadline for Application for Study Funds form for needy college students. 1973 11 grants are lull time sin rile financial aids officer at Kirkwood Community college said students have until April I to apply for 1973-74 basic educational opportunity grants from the federal government. James Graichen said the gov- j ernment extended the deadline I one month to April I. Ile said applications are not yet avail-! able for 1974-75 grants. The program is the federal! government’s new basic aid. In its first year, the program will provide up to $450 for sin dents who enrolled in college for the first time after July I, 1973. dents ■who can prove financial I he financial aids cline at nml    (Kirkwood also administers fed- Graichen said the intent ol era! work-sludy grants, national the program is to eventually (direct student loans and sup provide a maximum of $1,400 plemenlal educational opportu-annually to each needy college city grants, student. 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