War Machines

By Gordon Hopkins

For those not in the know, Wilber, Nebraska, is the “Czech Capital of the U.S.A.” That is not hyperbole and it is not merely a marketing gimmick. It is an official designation, made so by no less then President Ronald Reagan, who signed a proclamation saying as much back in 1987.This weekend, the annual Czech Festival is going on. This celebration of Czechiness makes now an opportune time for me to tell you the story of a typewriter.Just go with me on this.Sitting in the news room right now is a typewriter. In this digital age, a typewriter in a newsroom is a rare sight. Even in the days before computers, when newspaper ...


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