The Editorial Page TUESDAY, DECEMBER SO, 19i7. THE NEWS-HEKALD. FRANKLIN AND OIL CTTT, FA. If 1948 Would Cooperate! ONE-MILL TAX INCREASE Members of Franklin City Council have unanimously agreed upon a one-mill increase in realty taxes for 1948. That means cutting the corners rather ul, itH hand President Tnunan Closely, but weeks of Study and careful Prosperity without inflation; give Khu'Hnir K,r J..n4- - J. seller accem rC I J """w "ecus yivc Spanish class, and mat u can De Gone. By FREDERICK C. OTHMAX. WASHINGTON UP If 1948 turns into a year with a heart and There will be a per capita tax of $5 in her turn up for daughter Margaret an approving music critic. To Hank Wallace it will bring ered. No congressman will be punched in the nose by a fellow statesman. The wife of Justice Fred Vinson will buy him a new cravat without speckles. G-Man J. Edgar Hoover will catch all the no-goods, an $8,000 house will sell for $8,000, Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson will unscramble his frozen eggs. tne new look will relent and an Can Spring Be Far Behind? during the coming year, which should success with the hybrid chicken; occasional pretty knee will be produce $27,000 to $28,000. It figures in the budget as an item of $25,000 in income, which is conservative. Best of all, the city government is going to operate without a fistful of nuisance taxes. A constructive program with the taxpayer, the merchant and the manufacturer in mind has been followed during the present administration, and general satisfaction has resulted. There are other third class city governments which are planning for a mercantile tax, a payroll assessment and an amusement tax, as well as other excises, such as taxing machinery and special equipment. Members of the local Council have been realistic in their approach. They have demonstrated good business ability anxious to encourage business and to make the tax burden on the taxpayer as light as possible. Since the outlay for a per capita tax for a man and wife is $10, the two per cent, discount and the allowable income tax reduction actually reduce it to $7.64. Anyone in business knows that prices of supplies and materials have skyrocketed the last few years, in many instances 75 to 100 per cent. Moreover, city payrolls have steadily advanced, the cost of each department's operation has gone up measurably. Street, playground and public im provements are to continue systematical' nw.to the State De partment fewer flip cracks about striped pants. It'U end the starling scourge on Pennsylvania Avenue. No snow will fall in New York City. No body will ask (haw-haw-haw) Secretary of Trpacurv -TnVin Frederick O Snyder to slash Ottiman income taxes and Othman won't (he hasn't promised ed.) embarrass the administration by weighing the federal budget on the bathroom scales. If it's really a kind and generous year, it'll give to Tom Dewey a propitious moment for announcing whether he wants the top job. And Ike Eisenhower, too. It'll keep the politicos comfortable with an unprecedented cool wave next June in Philadelphia. It will give me a bath tub. The senatorial bean soup . will return to its pre-war thickness; Howard Hughes will find some use for the biggest flying machine in history, and press agent Johnny Meyer won't see his name once in the headlines. John L. Lewis will decide his coal miners are happy as is. That sedan you ordered and then forgot about will be deliv- bared in the breeze. A law will be passed so I don't have to mix the yellow goo into the oleo. And who knows? I may even make the manufacturers thereof happy by calling it margarine. Please, 1948, give me a budget for these pieces six days a week every week, holidays included. Give no. gentlewoman in Congress hysterics. Give the Navajos some meat and Hollywood some plots, except red ones. I bow low, ch coming year, and ask for somebody to explain (so I can understand it) why all that gold's got to be buried in Kentucky. Bring to the White House photographers some new headgear in which to photograph the boss. Give those United Nations something on which to unite. Pass Sen. Homer Ferguson of Mich, some skullduggery to investigate. Settle once and for all, for the benefit of Sen. Elbert Thomas ot Utah, whether the calendar ought to be j-emodeled. Give the commissioners of the ICC a day off from listening to the plaints ol the railroads and their customers. Be good to my favorite people, the inventors, and allow them each to earn a million (before taxes). Keep those atoms bottled up. Find a cure for colds. Give Madame Civil Service Commissioner Frances Perkins a new hat. You see how it is, 1948. A little cooperation, and you'll be a year to be remembered. It's up to you, year. Danger of a Bust h' f imsmsmmmm variety " - J 'VsXt?6Sf i tMM&mSgmt mid- Bv PETER EDSON. WASHINGTON NEA President Truman's three-man Council of Economic Advisers Drs. Ed win G. Nourse. Leon Keyserling Early in December, one of the leading Washington confidential business dope letters got way out on a limb by telling its clients that the President's Council of Eco- Iv. So the ability to meet an increased and John D. Clark has just given nomic Advisers was planning to budget, with modest increase, is assuredly praiseworthy. Those who draw their pay checks each week will like January there are five pay days. After a merry Christmas, the average household will need all of them. 7& -v4I! Edson AFTER ALL, A MEMORABLE YEAR As time passes, some years become memorable in our history. There is a very good chance that 1947 will prove tc be one of those historic peaks. We are too close to it now to realize how statistically it towers over anything we have ever known before. Statistically it dwarfs 1929, that former peak of peacetime industrial achievement. In 1947, the greatest working force America has ever known has been solidly employed. Using the most costly and most efficient aggregation of tools and plants ever assembled in the world's history, Americans have turned out a staggering quantity of goods. But so great has been the demand for those goods that at year's end all kinds of con- short report of 31 pages. But it sumers were crying for more. Their de- is a philosophic treatise which . ,v , only deep-dish economists may be irtands were the more insistent because r,renared to annreciate. Business- thev had the cash to pay for the goods, men and congressmen may file it ' XI T -L 1 1 . A Not only was our gross national product the greatest ever, but payments to individuals were on a scale ' unparalleled in the long history of mankind. Can business in 1948 match its achievements of 1947? Only time can serious warning of impending de pression. It is contained in tne Council's second annual report. It doesn't attempt to predict When the depression will I hit whether it s one, three or five years off. It merely indicates that, if present trends are allowed to continue unchecked, crash is inevitable. Business conditions are sized up as being the same that brought on the depression of the 1930's. Too high prices. Too high profits., Keduced savings. Over-expansion of credit. Financing our own exports by loans. Unwillingness to take imports in payment. Just what should be done to remedy these conditions, the Council does not specify now. That will come in the President's own Economic Report to Congress, early in January. The present lack of prescription for cure, while laying out a diagnosis of dangerous ills, may bring the Council's report considerable criticism. It's a commendably in the wastebasket as being too theoretical. , Recommendations To Be Made. By close reading, however, it's possible to get a line on recommendations the President may soon make to Congress. The present Congress may choose to do n aA fVia nnlitinl lpnrlpr in nothing about them, as that is ex- w" actly what Congress has done with wnose nanas resi me tuaure uj. liic wuhu to work in peace. Coming up New Year's eve ! Where did all of 1947 go, anyhow and how far did it measure up to individual hopes? PENNSY HAS CONFIDENCE Attached to the handsome new calen dar of the Pennsylvania Kailroad for prise, past recommendations on this sub ject. But the President may again indicate that price, income and property value adjustments will have to be made. Many rates of profit should be brought " down. The wage structure should be rectified by increasing lower pay scales. Public works will have to be relied on for services that can't be provided by private enter- rnere will have to be gov- bring on a controlled depression and a planned rise in unemployment. It was predicted this pro gram would be offered as a substitute for price control, rationing and credit curbs on inflation. This prediction caused considerable excitement in business circles, but there is nothing in the Council's report to bear it out. The President's top economic advisers are insisting that it's necessary to maintain full production and full employment, without any recession at all. The Council does warn, however, that the people advocating more and still more production, with a longer work week, may be preaching dangerous doctrine. A look at history will show that past depressions have been brought on by overproduction, the Council indicates. The trouble has been that it has not been possible to distribute boom production. Existing price and income systems were not able to consume the full output of goods. Tried To Keep Prices Up. When past crashes came, production has always been cut back and employment has- been cut back, but every effort was made to keep prices high. And with spending power reduced by decreased employment, the consumption of goods was only further retarded. U. S. production has been increased about 5 per cent, a year since the end of the war. There is strong business pressure now to increase production still further. This is done by expanding bank loans and installment buying, and by spending savings. If this is continued, pouring an additional $10 billion worth of goods into the market every year, it can only increase the readjustment that must be made later, the Council indicates. In the long run, that only decreases the domestic power to consume. The remedy which the Council proposes is not to make production any smaller, nor to force down wages by increasing unemployment. Instead, credit should be contracted, wages of the lower-income groups increased, prices and profits decreased. These ideas will probably find little acceptance in Congress. The old charge that "the government - "-7 The Doctor The WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND By DREW PEARSON. Jordan 1948, is the message of Vice President eminent assistance for housing planners are trying to regulate Franklin : "Our confidence in America and the railroads is backed by our large program for improvements. "Progress during 1947 has been Slower uian tApetueu vve aie ji(iuuoj 15 It f 1 f 1 overcoming the difficulties confronting jlC c mcirjf I R hoV low-income groups. Education. health and welfare services should be stepped up. There is nothing in the Council's new report indicating that the present full employment and full production should be cut back. profits" will again be heard. The answer given to this one is that, if profits are not kept within reasonable limits now, they may be wiped out altogether and turned into losses when today's inflationary boom ends in a crash. US. By VICTOR RIESEL. Heard on this beat: Gen. Eisen- nuwer win ao noimng to get a That is the spirit which made America great that is the spirit of the Penn sylvania Railroad, more than a century presidential nomination, accord-old. As the Pennsylvania develops, in- ing to labor sources, who, through dustry also will expand, charting new progress. All of which will be encouraging to those who have held P. R. R. stock down through the years, counting upon its dividends. "Balkan support from the north" you can read between the lines is behind the stand of those guerrillas in northwest Greece. someone close to ft mm, triea to learn what he thought on matters of special interest to them and how good a "labor" president he'd make if elected. H o w- j ever, if the Gen eral is nominated he'll cam paign strenuously despite his ties to Columbia University. Within the next 10 days AFL M m it 4 " s RIESEL. on the Southern continent. One of his chief aides has been the roving Serafino Romualdi. They've long warned the State Dept. and others of the lefty plot against the U. S. and have pointed out that the Comrades have swung power over Latin Governments through leftist unions . captured when few were looking. To fight this sort of labor-political-military leftist offensive, the AFL, through Meany, has arranged a meeting of all politically-clean Latin labor outfits in Lima, Peru, next month. That-Man-Wallace-Dept. For years the dull, little magazine Henry Wallace edits has fumed at Col, McCormick and his isolationist newspaper, the Chicago Trib- WnW mnilo' ttiA fiW. m.cw? strain as meaa to run tneir o,uuu,uou cam- "fi'i"! """v- -V" " r-o - ... Daien machinerv next vear. card tine. Yet. if- was thp Pnlnnol'a r King Victor Emmanuel, exiled in chiefs will appoint ex-Senator Jim dio station that Wallace chose to sound on on. iviust give the publisher quite a chuckle. Brother Henry could have found time on other networks, the radio experts tell me. ... A third party now can get on only some 20 state ballots. .... What was it that Wallace, then Secretary of Agriculture, told Socialist leader Norman Thomas back in the 1934-35 period when Thomas' sharecropper committee futilely tried to get the cabinet member to help the hungry farm tenants? Wallace said things then that shocked an emissary of Thomas. Their repetition would startle the country; why don't the two men who know the story release it?- Most active 1 1 1 1 j jt j ' 14 reorse ivieuny aiup me usi. wauace QacKer ana iuna raiser in jutning ou DaniJittvvvi j vii . ivieany, quieuy ana witnout mucn iaoor circles is leity narry bridges, pays By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A split in the bone and in the soft tissues at the center of the i oof of the mouth is called a cleft palate. A few persons are born ! with this defect, but it is never acquired after birth. Cleft palate results from a failure of the bone and soft tissues to grow together as they should before birth. It is almost . always ac-. companied by a split upper lip, called a harelip. The exact cause of harelip or cleft palate is not known. Probably, however, it is a result of defective inheritance. Possibly, in some cases, it may be caused by some injury during the growth period of the unborn child. The recent studies on German measles in the mother during the first three months of pregnancy and the appearance of congenital defects of the infant may have some bearing on this. The presence of a cleft palate or harelip at birth not only affects the appearance of the child, but also interferes with the pro-o'uetion of voice sounds and, therefore, results in serious speech difficulties. Treatment involves surgery. The first step is to decide what operation should be used, and at what age it should be started. All of the operations are somewhat alike, since they involve bringing the separated bones together. A successful operation for cleft palate and harelip can greatly improve the speech as well as the appearance. A boy who has had a successful operation can often completely ignore the past difficulty, since he has the additional advantage of ultimately being able to grow a mustache to cover whatever slight scar might remain.' As it is unlikely that any preventive method will be found in the near future, it is a great comfort to know that many victims of this defect can be successfully treated by surgery. Question: Is there any danger in having superfluous hair removed by the Roentgen Ray? Answer: Yes, there is a danger in attempting to remove excessive hair by X-ray. Skin specialists say dosages of X-ray, which are enough to remove hair, can also damage the skin. 24 states at their Jan. 17 Chicago convention in the Hotel Knickerbocker. . . . Left wing CIO unionists will defy CIO policy and attend. Word from Greek labor men to Matt Woll, chief of the AFL International Dept., is that the be-leagured Greek government will throw cut its death-for-strikes law. A cable sent to Woll by John Patsatzis, secretary of the Greek General Confederation pf Labor said: "Thanks for support. We continue efforts and hope to obtain amendments of anti-strike laws within few days." The AFL has been pounding away at 'the State Dent, and the Greek Premier Sophoulis to rescind the stupid strike. Four men had. been killed, law. Bullet holes still marked the walls. The Vatican daily newspaper, The strike, Communist-inspired, Osservatore Romano, recently was partly against receiving Am- quoted extensively from a guest erican aid under the Marshall Voice of Broadway! By DOROTHY KILGA1XEN. 1947 Hail and Farewell It won't be long now! Old 1947 will be dragging itself out the door with just one rueful backward glance at the world it leaves behind, and little untried, uncertain, unpredictable and possibly atomic 1948 will skip over the threshold with its fascinating luggage marked "Presidential Elections," "State of the World" and "Etcetera." We always welcome a new year with bells and bubbly and dancing in Times Square, but it's ever so likely that after a few months of the coming semester we may be looking back upon 1947 with a fondness and yearning hard to picture now. Good old 1947 what a year! What fascinating events transpired, what laughs wt had, how comparatively small our troubles viewed through the proper end of the telescope. Remember? Remember 1947? It was the year In which the most controversial subject of the decade was introducedThe New Look and a lady's chic - could be measured by the distance between her hemline and the sidewalk. . The air was full of flying discs, both the imaginary kind spotted in mid-Summer and the musicians were recording feverishly in Winter to beat the Petrillo ban. Show business was 'way off, but one at traction, the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Phillip Mountbatten, played to a packed house in Westminster Abbey and gave the sad old world a welcome touch of fairytale magic. Apartments were as hard to find as Judge Carter . . . Prices rose like the beanstalk in the child's tale, and Americans woefully discovered that it would take more than Jack to chop them down. New York's traffic situation grew into a full-fledged nightmare, complete with sound effects . . . Walter Hampden retired again, and Maurice Chevalier made a glorious comeback in this country . , . Bill Odom, a nice quiet blond long-legged young man, modest in the tradition of our finest flyers, ' shattered all records for a 'round-the-world plane flight. Johnny Meyer, a moon-faced easy-going character out of El Morocco's Arabian Nights, became a household word and a night club gag ... Welles discovered that Orson, Rita and Ego were a crowd . , . The romance of Lana Turner and Tyrone Power was born and died in a rash of headlines befitting the amours of Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet and Orpheus and Euridicye. Joe Louis lost some of his devoted public by posing for pictures in an unheard of (for him) position: on the canvas. The American mind followed two wonderful trains of thought the Freedom Train and the Friendship Train , . . Talk of a third party cluttered the political atmosphere. MARSEILLES (By Wireless) It takes about 10 hours for a fast train to travel from Paris across France to Marseilles. The French Friendship Train, however, took three days. This was not an accident. The schedule was deliberately planned that way, in order to duplicate in reverse the American Friendship Train which required 11 days to travel from Los Angeles to New York, Not only was the schedule rjumoselv slow, but the b rencn tram even carried the same type of f latcar equipped Dodgers, and there was gloom in Flatbush. But witn a louaspeaKer as tne American train trom which we the Dodgers won back their little lost non, Leo, made speeches at railroad stations across the U. S. .Because the inendship Ruth Etting returned to show business, singing those same old torch songs. . .Who's Who lost many of its distinguished entries, and Broadway many of its favorite fellows, with the deaths of Mark Hellinger, Dudley Digges, Fiorello LaGnardia, I. J. Fox and Nicholas Murray Butler. The Yanks won the World Series from the Train came from the American people, not the Government, Geoffrey Parsons, editor of the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune was asked to accompany the train as chairman and master of ceremonies. At each station, the local French Friendship Committee, together with the Americans accompanying the train, climbed on the flat-car and Parsons led off with a brief speech telling how the train was organized in the United States, how it had collected contributions from all walks of American life and was truly a spontaneous gesture from the American people. Following this, Robert Blake of American'' Aid to .France explained briefly that the food was going chiefly to French children and told how it was being distributed through French schools, orphanages and hospitals. He also introduced representatives of the three American church groups Protestant, Catholic and Jewish which are, supervising the distribution together with representatives of two French groups, the French Red Cross and Entre'aide. I spoke next and, after a few words in very poor French, turned the microphone over to my brother, Leon, as spokesman for me. My mother used to tell the story of how my brother and I, at the ages of 8 and 10, kept chickens and sold eggs. According' to her, I would ring the doorbell, then push my small brother forward to greet the housewife and do the talking. Some senators say that of recent years I have got over this reticence. In France, however, my brother who has spent some years here for the International News Service and the National Broadcasting Company did a beautiful job of explaining the' Friendship Train to the French people. He told various stories a.bout the schoolchildren, the labor unions, the businessmen, the churches, the farmers and the different towns which contributed to the train and he did it so graphically that it brought cheers from the crowds at the railroad stations. The local mayor then responded, followed by the-prefect. The former is elected by the people of the city; the latter is the representative of the French government, appointed from Paris. In every city, the railroad station was packed with people children lined the platform for a couple of blocks. The station at Valence, just two weeks before our arrival, had been the scene of a bitter railroad Council came to the Friendship Train reception in the City Hall. They stayed in the background and seemed more curious than hospitable. But other Frenchmen remarked that public opinion was so strong for the Friendship Train, the Communists obviously thought it was smart politics to. be present. At American railroad stations, the Friendship Train remained only 45 minutes. But because nothing like this had ever come through France before, the French insisted that the train stay longer. Our minimum stop, therefore, was two hours and in some cases we spent the entire afternoon and evening being feted by these hospitable people. Gen. Henri Giraud, leader of the French forces in North Africa who cooperated . with U,' S. troops, came to visit the Friendship Train at its first stop Dijon. ... At the Friendship Train reception in Lyons, the local Grand Rabbi took the local Grand Mufti in tow, introducing him to the Americans. "The Jews and the Mohammedans in Lyons are al and blue skies shone on Ebbets Field. Tommy Manville stayed married to the same woman for a whole year, but managed to get into the papers anyhow, by threatening to adopt a full-grown daughter . , . June Lockhart jumped out of a Hollywood scenario and zoomed to stardom on Broadway . . . Red was not the most popular color on the Coast. The Overell and Mee cases were real-life shockers. Howard Hughes, the multimillionaire pilot and glamor boy, kept a Washington committee up in the air over the merits of his giant flying boat. Sherman Billingsley was made to seem the Dream Employer of the year by Stork Club dishwashers who testified in court that he had pressed $500 bills into their soapsudsy hands, Georgie Jessell returned from movie-making to a night club engagement and wrapped Broadway around his little finger. Two local gentlemen irked their wives no end by taking a leisurely jaunt around the world via. Piper Cub . , , And an old lady in her seventies stole the show from debutantes and glamor girls at the opening of the Metropolitan Opera, by the simple process of putting her leg up on a table! Oh, wacky world! Oh, colossal confusion! Oh, 1947! Hail and farewell. ons are ai- f ready practicing the principle of lIU0l3.llQnS ,. ! njr 1 death caugnt up Wltn mm. lviussonm -jf there will be national strikes helped push the little king into the dis- in the first half of 1948 look for a kucu w umwub ji j- nit j-oouc J- pen- sions; a telephone stoppage as part of a drive by the Communications Workers of America for higher r . . ! T) .,1 1 rn i l now uiu juu sjccu ; aon.cu CANDID COMPLIMENT th hostess sweetly. "Was that couch all right?" "It wasn't so bad," said her son's college friend amiably. time to time and rested." System; and the left-wing CIO electrical workers to start off the CIO's third round pay-hike drive around February. Of all the men in the U. S. who "I not MX) from foresaw the corroding effects of on our defenses around the Pana- Reader's Digest. ma Canal and in South America, put AFL - national secretary George Meany atop the list. column written for "Inside Labor" by the well-known Jesuit Father Benjamin J. Dasse, one of the editors of the Catholic magazine, America. The huge Ford Local of the auto . workers, which for a while was under control of pro-Communist officials, is cleaning house. A new editor, Al Leggat, has replaced the former editor of Ford Facts, the local's newspaper. Pittsburgh CIO council has been cleaned of the pro-Commie crowd. Among the strategists who did the job was Father Rice, the steel union's close friend. TONGUE-WORN. The mosque of Amr, Cairo, Egypt, has a spot in a corner of its wall which is worn concave by frnat.v morninc as to have the old bus help, has for the past four years the San Francisco political strike the touch of manv tongues. Be' start off easily. Which reminds us- f"" kLltl pclalist Ller 11 " J he prefer indi- inspection penoa win ena Jan. ai, Wallace's PCA people Eestion. natives lick the stone until ions around the Canal Zone and say they expect 500 delegates from their tongues bleed. Plan. But on the walls alongside the bullet marks, when the Friendship Train arrived, was a huge banner reading: "Welcome et merci." Incidentally, one thing which has made a great impression in France is the fact that many American railroad workers .contributed their salaries for one day to help haul the Friendship Train across the U. S. A. The fact that the CIO steelworkers union in Pittsburgh gave a carload of milk and the steelworkers and coal-miners in Windber, Pa., gave a car has greatly impressed left-wing French labor leaders. To some extent, it has taken the wind out of their argument that it's only American capitalists who want to help the French and for purely imperialistic reasons, At Valence, scene of the recent bitter railroad strike, several Comnainist members of the City your Friendship Train," the Rab bi said. "We believe in getting along together.". . . The mayor of each French city insisted that we visit his town hall usually a beautiful building of ancient architecture. A dozen French newsmen and women rode on the Friendship Train from Paris to Marseilles, ,all of them young. French newsmen generally are young the explanation being that most older newsmen collaborated with the Germans and a new crop of youngsters has taken their place. . . , Remarked a French electrician who operated the loudspeaker for the Friendship Train: "During the war my automobile was machine-gunned by an Air-, plane; my chauffeur was killed and I was wounded in three places. Since then, I haven't liked Americans. However, the Friendship Train has made me realize that when they shot at me it was only a mistake that friends sometimes make. For the first time since the war, I have got over being anti-American." B-A-R-B-S A Massachusetts woman left her husband because he slapped her while she slept. Men get bolder and bolder! A Kentucky man made a model fiddle out of 5,029 toothpicks. Fighters often make a series of dances out of one match. A midwest police chief prescribes music as a cure for crime. Who catches the criminals so they can face the music? A Michigan bride had 24 frocks, 15 pairs of shoes, eight pieces of lingerie, 10 pairs of gloves and nine hats. Almost enough for one suitcase. There are 450,000 juke boxes in the U. S. today the loudest being located in whatever restaurant you happen to be in. Americans are expected to send two billion Christmas greeting cards this year. And you'll still forget somebody you'd wish you had remembered. RECOMPENSED. ' Blonds, because their scalp and hair textures are finer, lose their hair more rapidly than either bru-nets or redheads, although they have double or treble the amount of hairs-possessed by either of the latter. FREE enterprise will die a slow but sure death if businessmen lose control of their business. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D., of Virginia. YOU can send a message around the world in one-seventh pf a second, yet it may take years to force an idea through one-fourth inch of human skull. Charles F. Kettering, General Mortors Corp. IF THE Russians are having difficulty, with their planned economy, it should serve as a warning to us in the United States with respect to our own economy. Sen. Glen Taylor, D of Idaho. THE Jews and Arabs must fight it out until they are tired of bloodshed and finally bankrupt. George Bernard Shaw, British playwright. Questions and Answers . . . ' Q Does the United States government employ airmail pilots? A No. Airmail is carried under contract and airmail pilots are employed by the private contractors. Q What type of tree was found petrified in Arizona? A The wood found in the Petrified Forest of Arizona is that of prehistoric coniferous or evergreen trees. Q Is there any truth to the popular belief that General "Grant demanded the surrender of General Lee's sword? 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