A Gift of Tongues

Anyone who has ever tried to explain that he wants a thingamajig that goes on the end of a doohickey understands the problem of trying to get a whatchamacallit in a foreign language. So did the merchants of northern Chicago's Lincoln Village Shopping Center. To fill the needs of customers who increasingly speak only such languages as Japanese, Spanish, Hebrew, French and Greek, Lincoln Village has opened Language Line, a linguistic service that can help locate gizmos for speakers of foreign tongues.

Each store in the shopping center has a telephone hot line and...

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