A timely print job means nothing if it doesn’t make it to the post office on time. Our people do what it takes to make your deadline. We can do the whole job from computer mailing list production and printing to labeling and delivery. Call Futura at 442-7836. m loyee Owned and Managed COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AUSTIN, TEXAS 1714 S. Congress 442-7836 Data Processing Typesetting Printing Mailing Whole Earth Provision Company Nature Discovery Gifts amaze, inform, delight Choose from our business or family gifts of lasting value, for all ages, price ranges and any occasion. Call or stop by and let us make suggestions. 2410 San Antonio St. 4006 South Lamar Blvd. 8868 Research Blvd. away. Unification or lack of unification because of a multiplicity of languages has never been a problem in this country and has not suddenly become one in the mid-1980s. Un is a euphemism for the carnage that is likely to take place once language legislation is in place. Won’t it be great to gang up on minorities in the name of unification? And please do not take your emotions out of your work. We all need to put more honest feeling into what we do. Grady Simmons Lubbock Bi-Ignorance I hear high school students can’t read or write anyway, so let them not learn English, or not learn Spanish, or whatever. Maybe it will create new industry like pasting symbols on typewriter keys, for them. Tom Asheski Texarkana I’ll Learn Spanish If English is indeed made the official language of the U.S.. then non-English speaking citizens would perhaps be disenfranchised. Maybe this is the intent of people who are sponsoring this law unconsciously or consciously to prevent a certain minority from gaining political power as it increases in size. That minority is obviously Hispanic Americans. and in California and Texas they will soon be the majority. Already in California, English has been made the official language. Obviously the old guard Americans in those states, who are of some Anglo-Saxon stock, are afraid that someday they will be the minority the disempowered. -disenfranchised minority, which has increasing force exerted upon it to speak Spanish. A Walk on the Beach, A Breath of Fresh Air, A Discovery of A Smell, And Yourself . . . P.O. Box 8 Port Aransas, TX 78373 Why should English be the official language? Because it was the language of the colonizers of the eastern seaboard states four hundred years ago? The makeup of our country has always been a dynamic thing. and no one will stem change with some flimsy law. It is inevitable that one day, perhaps in the not so distant future, that the language of this country won’t be either English or Spanish, but a descendant of both. Until that time, I advocate whatever it takes for us to communicate with each other with no harm done or superiority claimed by either side. To this end, I am learning Spanish because I live in Texas, among people who I cannot communicate with. \(If I lived among another ethnic group, I English-speaking and Spanish-speaking individuals make an effort to learn the other language, that will create a more unified country not a law that drives a wedge between us as individuals. V.R. Huff Austin Subscribe to THE TEXAS OBSERVER See Page 24 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 7
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