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Civilian Emergency Administration to co-ordinate trained for 5 months. The Philippine army work connected with the civilian defense of the (1939) had 120.000 reservists. It is planned to have Philippines with Teofilo Sison, Secretary of Na & citizen army of 400,000. tional Defense, as chairman. The Civilian Emer The inblitary forces of the Philippines (land and gency Planning Board recommended the action sea) were placed under United States command for after surveys conducted by committees of supply, the duration of the emergency (July 26, 1941) by transportation, medicine, communications, welfare, order of President Roosevelt. Gen. McArthur was and personnel and labor. The C. E. P. B. suggested named by the War Department in Washington to that Commonwealth authorities develop effective command the forces. plans to increase prodution of essential foodstuffs Among the special Government institutions are and the supply of all imported essentials, such as the Normal School, the School of Arts and Trades, fuel. Recommendations were made for the control the Nautical School, and the Central Luzon Agriof transportation to save gas, oil and mechanical cultural School. There are provincial trade schools. parts and suggestions were made for the establish Higher learning is provided by the State supported ment of medical supplies of all kinds, the control University of the Philippines, Manila, and the of telegraph, telephone and radio, and the estab Dominican University of Santo Tomas (founded lishment and co-ordination of civilian aid organiza 1611), the oldest university under the American tions.
flag. High Commissioner Sayre said that he and Presi The chief agricultural products are-unhusked dent Quezon were in complete accord on the plan. rice ("palay"), Manila hemp ("abaca"), copra,
At President Quezon's request President Roose-sugar cane, corn, tobacco and maguey. The prinVelt detailed Gen. Douglas MacArthur, retiring cipal fruit is the banana, but there are also manChief of Staff of the United States Armyas goes, papaya, lanzones, pilinut, chico, mandarins military adviser to the Government. He made and oranges. public (June 19, 1936) an army defense plan "to Forests provide cabinet and construction timber give pause to the most ruthless and powerful'': in large quantities; also gums and resins, vegetable calling for a fleet of 50 to 100 small, fast torpedo oils, rattan and bamboo, tan and dye barks and boats for coast defense, a 250-plane air force, a dye woods. Rubber is being cultivated as well as regular army of about 930 officers and 6.500 men the Chinchona tree for quinine. with a reserve corps raised under universal mili Baguio, in the hills, 100 miles north of Manila, tary service and trained in schools and out at the l is the center of the gold mining district. rate of 40.000 a year. The total registration of Silver, lead, zinc, copper, iron, coal, petroleum, 20-year-old Filipinos then exceeded 148,000. The chromite, asbestos and manganese are mined, as cost he placed at $8,000,000 a year. The National well as clay, marble, salt, etc. The islands are rich Assembly (Aug. 8, 1936) appropriated $1,400.000 in mineral resources. It is estimated that there are to build training centers. The Philippine Con | 75 square mniles of coal fields containing lignite stabulary. 659 officers, 7.504 enlisted men (1937) | and bituminous. divided into 127 companies and occupying 186 stra The Government showed a deficit of 10,000,000 tegic stations, is the nucleus of the new army. pesos (nominal value 50 cents in the 1940 fiscal Approximately 40.000 20-year-old Filipinos are year. The 1941-1942 budget calls for expenditures selected by lot for military service each year and, of 11,675,000 pesos and receipts of 112,982,000.
The Canal Zone The Canal Zone is a strip of land extending five area of 163.4 square miles. The water area of the miles on either side of the axis of the Panama zone is 190.94 square miles. The zone has a populaCanal but not including the cities of Panama or tion (1940 census) of 51,827, an increase of 31.3% Colon, which remain in the Republic of Panama,
in ten years.
The Canal Zone is a Government reservation adbut are under U. S. jurisdiction in the matter of
ministered by the organization known as The sanitation and quarantine. The port at the
Panama Canal. This is an independent organizaCaribbean entrance, formerly a part of Colon,
| tion in the Government service whose head is the is Cristobal; and that the Pacific entrance Balboa, Governor, directly under the President. As a while to the east of Panama is the residential town matter of executive arrangement, the Secretary of of Ancon, with hotel and hospital.
War represents the President in the administration The strip of land was granted to the United of Canal Affairs. The Zone is fortified and occupied States by Panama by treaty (Feb. 26. 1904) | by a garrison in addition to the civilian employees the compensation being $10,000,000, with annual of the Canal and railroad. The Governor is Brig. payments of $250,000 in addition. No private in Gen. Glen E. Edgerton. dividuals are allowed to acquire land.
The Army maintains air ports at France Field on The Canal Zone, including land and water, but the Atlantic side and Albrook Field on Balboa excluding the water within the 3-mile limits from Heights on the Pacific side. the Atlantic and Pacific ends, has an area of 549 American occupation of the Canal Zone began square miles. Gatun Lake, with the water at its (May 4, 1904) and the Canal was opened to traffic normal level of 85 feet above sea level, has an I (Aug. 15, 1914).
Capital, San Juan Puerto Rico is the fourth largest of the Greater | places sugar mills under the authority of the Antilles, with the Atlantic Ocean on the north and Public Service Commission. the Caribbean Sea on the south. Santo Domingo Puerto Rico was discovered and named by Columis about 45 miles to the west, and St. Thomas 40 bus (1493). Ponce de Leon conquered it for Spain miles to the east with an area, including adjacent (1509-1511). It was seized by Major Gen. Mlles in islands, of 3,435 square miles. The island of Cu the Spanish-American War and ceded to the United lebra, and Vieques, to the east, form part of the States by the Treaty of Paris (Dec. 10, 1898). It is territory. It is 95 miles long (from east to west) administered under the Organic Act of Puerto Rico, and 35 miles wide, with a coast line of about (March 2, 1917 and amended March 4, 1927). 345 miles. The best harbors are at San Juan which also granted American citizenship to Puerto and Ponce. Through the middle of the island, from Ricans, and granted manhood suffrage. The Goveast to west, runs a range of mountains with an ernor is appointed by the President. The Legislaaltitude of 1,500 to 3,750 It., cultivable to the ture-a Senate of 19 members and a House of Repsummits. The soil is extremely fertile and largely resentatives of 39 is elected for four years by direct under cultivation. The lower lands to the north vote. There are seven executive departments: Jusare well watered, but irrigation is needed in the tice, Finance, Interior, Education, Agriculture and south; an extensive system has been constructed Commerce, Labor, and Health. The President apby the Government. Sugar, pineapples, oranges, 1 points, upon confirmation by the Senate, the grapefruit, tobacco and coffee are the chief exports. Attorney General, Commissioner of Education and Cotton, linen and silk manufactures and embroi the Auditor. The Governor, subject to confirmaderies are exported to the United States. Distilling tion by the Insular Senate, appoints the four reof alcohol and the canning of fruits and vegetables maining department heads. Five Justices of the are important industries.
Supreme Court are appointed by the President. Puerto Rico purchased from the United States in The seven heads of departments form the Executive the 1939-1940 fiscal year $100,517,184 worth of Council. The island elects a Resident Commissioner goods. The chief export was sugar with a value
at Washington with a voice but no vote in the of $57,328,790 for the same period.
House of Representatives, for å term of four years. The Puerto RicanLand Authority law (1941) The governor is Rexford Guy Tugwell. limits land holdings by corporations to no more
The island makes its own tax laws and derives than 500 acres. Large holdings are to be taken over further revenue by converting customs levies, inby the Government and redistributed in small come tax receipts and internal revenue collections parcels under the supervision of the Authority. The into the Insular Treasury. law is aimed to break up large sugar estates on the Although Spanish is the popular language the Island and to mitigate poverty. The law also I Insular Government fosters intensive instruction in
English in the public schools, credited with being | States Weather Bureau reported that in 2192 days the inost efficient and up-to-date school system in of the six year period ending in 1940 Puerto Rico Latin America.
had only 17 days without sunshine. The American influence reaches into every phase Mineral production in Puerto Rico is insignifiof Puerto Rican life and the island is the sixth cant, consisting of quarry products and high grade largest offshore consumer of American produced manganese ore. Recently a Bureau of Mines was merchandise, returning in profits to manufacturers started by the Insular Government, and prospecand agriculture vastly more money than is absorbed tion and development to date have proved deposits in normal times by federal grants.
of manganese, copper, gold, and glass sand, which The leading problem confronting Puerto Rico will become productive as soon as capital is availis an economic one arising out of steady population able. increase in an overcrowded island. To meet the The population (1940) is 1,869,255. over-population menace the Insular Legislature Education is free and compulsory (since 1899). (1937) passed a birth control bill.
There are 2,295 schools on the island with an enA mild climate, cool in summer and warm in rollment of 281,359 pupils. There are 44 accredited winter, gives Puerto Rico with its old world atmos private schools. The University of Puerto Rico is phere a playground drawing power that is being in Rio Piedras, seven miles from San Juan. fully exploited. The average range of temperature The Roman Catholic religion is dominant. is from 90 to 50 with an average of 76. The United | English and Spanish are spoken.
Virgin Islands of the U. S.
Capital, Charlotte Amalie, formerly St. Thomas The Virgin Islands of the United States, for- | The Governor has limited veto powers. The Islands merly the Danish West Indies, were bought for are under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the $25,000,000 by the United States from Denmark, 1 in a treaty (proclaimed Jan. 25, 1917). The group The governor is Charles Harwood. consists of three islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix Raw sugar output averages more than 5,000 tons and St. John, with about 50 smaller ones, mostly a year, or about an amount equal to the quota of uninhabited. The area of the three main islands raw sugar from the Virgin Islands that may be adis 133 square miles. The population (1940) is mitted to the United States under the Jones24.889. .
Costigan Act. St. Thomas Island has the principal harbor of The Island of St. John is famous for its bay oil, the group and it is here that the town of extracted from the leaves of the bay tree, and Charlotte Amalie is situated. It is about 40 miles St. Thomas for the finished product of bay rum, east of Fajardo, the nearest port on the Island of | Education is compulsory. Illiteracy, though high, Puerto Rico, and 70 miles from San Juan, the is being reduced. Only 2% of the population cannot principal city and port of Puerto Rico. St. Thomas speak English lies south, 20° east and 1,442 miles distant from After the repeal of Prohibition in the United New York City. St. Croix is 40 miles south of St. States production of rum was resumed on a large Thomas. The language is English.
scale. The government established a rum disCongress (1927), conferred citizenship on the tillery backed by 5,000 acres of sugar cane and natives, and under the organic act (June 22, two sugar mills. 1936) there is universal suffrage for all who can Tax collections on the commerce have reduced read and write English.
the annual appropriations from Congress to assist The Islands comprise two municipalities, that of the local Legislature in paying for schools. hosSt. Thomas and St. John, with a legislative councilpitals, fire, police and public works. called the Municipal Council, of seven members, Bi-weekly passenger and freight service is mainand that of St. Croix, with a membership of nine.tained from New York City to St. Thomas, St. The two councils form a Colonial Legislature, Croix and the lower islands. There is also se which must meet yearly. Elections are biennial.' weekly air mail service.
Capital, Pago Pago, Island of Tutuila American Samoa, composed of the islands of from Manila. The natives read and write and are Tutuila. Aunuu. Olu. Olosega and Tau. and the Christians of different denominations. They are a uninhabited coral atoll of Rose Island, became a
high type of the Polynesian race and are on the
increase because the laws prohibit foreigners from possession of the United States by virtue of the
buying their land. tripartite treaty with Great Britain and Germany
All of the land on the islands is privately owned. (Nov. 1899), accepted by the United States Under the American Commandant-Governor there (Feb. 13. 1900). It is under control of the Navy is a native Governor in each of the three political Department as a naval station. Construction of a divisions. The native Governors appoint the County naval air base was started (1940). The islands Chiefs, who appoint the Village Chiefs. have an area of 76 square miles and a population There are public schools with more than 2,000 (1940) of 12,908.
pupils, and several private schools. Pago Pago, a valuable harbor in the South The chief product is copra, of which about 1,100 Pacific, was ceded (1872) by the native King to tons are exported annually. Taro, breadfruit, yams. the United States for a naval and coaling station. coconuts, pineapples, oranges and bananas are also
American Samoa is 4.160 miles from San Fran-produced commercially. The Government har cisco, 2,263 miles from Hawaii, 1,580 miles from the crop for the natives. Other fruits are grown Auckland, 2,354 miles from Sydney and 4,200 miles but not exported. About 70% of the land is forest.
Capital, Agana The Island of Guam, the largest of the Marianas, generation is a mixed race, with the Malay strain was ceded to the United States by Spain by Article predominating. Guam is under the Navy DepartTwo of the Treaty of Paris (Dec. 10, 1898). It lies ment, as a naval station. There also is a powerful between latitudes 13° 13' and 13° 39' north and
Government radio station. The port of entry is
Apra. longitudes 144 37' and 144° 58' east. It is 30 miles
Exports include copra and cocoanut oil. Other long and four to eight and one-half miles wide
products are corn, rice, sweet potatoes, coffee, with an area of 206 square miles and a population bananas, pineapples, citrus fruits, limes, mangoes, (1940) of 22,290. Distance from Manila, 1.506 papayas, breadfruit, cocoa, yams, tobacco, cassava, miles from San Francisco, 5,053 miles. The inhab- | kapok, alligator pears, sugar cane, and timber. The itants call themselves Chamorros, but the present ! 4,300 head of cattle include 1,432 water buffaloes.
Canton and Enderbury Islands The United States and Great Britain agreed national aviation, but only civil aviation com(April 6. 1939) on a system of joint control and
panies, incorporated in the United States of administration of Canton and Enderbury Islands
America or in any part of the British Commonof the Phoenix group in the Central Pacific, about
wealth of Nations for the purpose of scheduled
air services." The United States is permitted to hall way between Hawaii and Australia. The
build and operate an airport on Canton that will formula applies for fifty years and thereafter
be open to use by British aircraft and civil aviaindefinitely unless modified or terminated. Each
tion companies on equal terms. The agreement government is represented by an administrative was arranged after it was discovered that the official and the islands are available for com- islands had great potential value as air communimunications and for use as airports for inter- cation bases.
States' Entry Into Union, Capitals, Governors’ Salaries, Terms
Ent'd Union Settled
1940 L L'th, M. Br'th, M.
Sal. Gov. Term
1819. Dec. 14 1702 Arizona..... 1912, Feb. 14 1580 Arkansas.... 1836, June 15 1685 California... 1850, Sep. 9 1769 Colorado. ... 1876, Aug. 1 1858 Connecticut.. 1788, Jan. 91 1635 Delaware...
1787, Dec. 1726 Florida....
1845, Mar. 31
1559 Georgia..... 1788, Jan. 1733 Idaho......
1890, July 3 1842 Illinois..... 1818, Dec. 3 1720 Indiana..... 1816, Dec. 11 1733 Iowa.....
1846, Dec. 28 1788 Kangas....
1861, Jan. 29 1727 Kentucky... 1792, June 1
1765 Louisiana.... 1812. Apr. 81 1699 Maine......
ne .......... 1820, Mar. 15 1624 Maryland.. 1788, Apr. 28 1634 Massachusetts ...1788, Feb. 6 1620 Mlehigan........ 1837. Jan. 26
1650 Minnesota....... 1858, May 11 1805 Mississippi... 1817, Dec. 10 1716 Missouri.... 1821, Aug. 10 1764 Montana.... 1889, Nov. 8 1809 Nebraska.. 1867, Feb. 9 1847 Nevada......
1864, Oct. 31 1850 New Hampshi re.. 1788, June21
1623 New Jersey...... 1787, Dec. 18 1664 New Mexico.....1912, Jan. 6 1537 New York. ...... 1788, July 26 1614 North Carolina. 1789. Nov.21
1650 North Dakota ... 1889, Nov. 2
1803. Mar. 1
1788 Oklahoma....... 1907, Nov. 16
1889 Oregon.......... 1859, Feb. 14 1838 Pennsylvania .... 1787, Dec. 12 1682 Rhode Island. ... 1790, May 29 1636 South Carolina. . 1788, May 23 1670 South Dakota. .. 1889, Nov. 2 1794 Tennessee.... 1796, June 1 1757 Texas.
1845. Dec. 29
1686 Utah ....... 1896. Jan. 41 1847 Vermont
1791, Mar. 4 1724 Virginia..... 1788, June 25 1607 Washington. 1889, Nov. 11 1811 West Virginia. ... 1863, June 201727 Wisconsin...
1848. May 29 1670 Wyoming ....... 1890, July 10 1834
52.725 156,803 103,967
1,978 54.262 58,518 82.808 55,947 36.205 55.986 82,113 40.109 45,177 31,040 9,887 7,907 57.022 80,009 47,420 69,270 146.316 76,653 109, 802
7.522 121,511 47.929 49.142 70,054 41,122 69.283 96,350 45,045
1.055 30,594 76,536 41.961 263,644 82.346
9,278 39.899 66,977 24,090 54,715 97.500
280 315 205 315 90
285 380 430 760 345 155 425 340 225 300
90 205 230 200 290 275
Chronological List of Territories
Source: Government and State Records
Territory northwest of River Ohio July 13, 1787 No fixed date. ,
Mar. 1, 1803a
June 1, 1796b 6
Dec. 10, 1817 19
Dec. 11, 1816 16
Apr. 8, 1812c
Jan. 26, 1837
Dec. 3, 1818
Mar. 3. 1817 When Miss. became a Sta Dec. 14, 1819
June 15, 1836
Mar. 3, 184523
May 29, 1848
Dec. 28, 1846
Feb. 14, 1859
May 11, 1858
Sept. 9, 1850 Upon President's proclama Jan 6, 1912
Jan. 4, 1896
Nov. 11. 1889
Feb. 9, 1867
Jan. 29. 1861
Aug. 1, 1876
Oct. 31, 1864
Nov. 2. 1889
Feb. 14. 1912
July 3, 1890
Nov. 8, 1889
July 25, 1868 When officers were qualified....uly 10, 1890
Nov. 16. 1907 17 (a) As the State of Ohio; (b) as the State of Tennessee, (c) as the State of Louisiana; (d) the organic act for Missouri Territory of June 4, 1812, became effective the first Monday in December (7th), 1812.
Certain western tracts of land, acquired at vari- created out of these lands some 28 organized terri. ous times and in various ways by the United States, tories which, after an average existence of nearly as indicated in the table, were governed by Con 20 years in the territorial form, have entered the gress and the National Executive as colonies or Union as States. territories. During the period 1787-1912 Congress
· Land and Inland Water Area of U. S., by States, 1940
Source: United States Bureau of the Census
Square Square Square
Square Square Square Miles Miles Miles
Miles Miles Miles Alabama..... 51.609 51 0781 531 Nevada
110.540! 109.802 738 Arizona.. 113,909 113,580 329 New Hampshire...
9.304 9.0242 ArkansAS 53,102 52,725 377 New Jersey .....
314 California..... 159,693 156,803 1,890
49,576 47.929 1,647 Connecticut
52,712 49,142 3,570 Delaware.
70,665 70,054 611 Dist. of Columbia
41,222 41,122 100 Florida...... 58,560 54,262 4.298 Oklahoma.......
69,919 69,283 636 Georgia. 58,876 58.518 358 Oregon .........
96,981 96,350 631 Idaho..... 83,557 82.808 749 Pennsylvania...
45,333 45,045 288 Illinois 56,400 55,947 453) Rhode Island...
31,055 30,594 461
77,047 76,536 511 Kansas..... 82,276 82.113 163 Tennessee......
42.246 41.961 285 Kentucky 40.395 40,109 286 Texas....
267,339 263,644 3,695 Louisiana 48,523 45,177 3,346 Utah .......
84,916 82,346 2,570 Maine.. 33,215 31.040 2,175 Vermont......
9.609 9.278 331 Maryland
40.815 39,899 916 Massachusetts 8.257 7.907 350 Washington .....
68.192 66,977 1,215 Michigan ...... 58,2161 57.022 1.194 West Virginia..
91 Minnesota 84,068 80,009 4,059 Wisconsin.......
56.154 54,715 1,439 Mississippi.. 47.716 47,420 296Wyoming..
404 Montana....... .J 147,138 146.316 822) United States....
45,259 Nebraska.... ... 77,237176,653 584||
Land area is defined to include: Dry land and land water surface, such as lakes, reservoirs and land temporarily or partially covered by water, ponds having 40 acres or more of area; streams, such as marshland, swamps, and river floor plains; sloughs, estuaries, and canals one-eighth of a streams, sloughs, estuaries, and canals less than statute mile or more in width: deeply indented emone-eighths of a statute mile in width; and lakes, bayments and sounds, and other coastal waters bereservoirs and ponds having less than 40 acreshind or sheltered by headlands or islands separated of area
by less than one nautical mile of water; and Islands Inland water is defined to include: Permanent in- I having less than 40 acres of area.
Land and Water Area of U. S. by States, 1930
Source: United States Bureau of the Census
Land | Water
Square Square Square
Square Square Square Miles Miles | Miles
Miles Miles Miles Alabama.... 51.279 7191 51.998
109.821 869 110,690 Arizona..
9.031 3101 9,341 Arkansas...
7,514 710 8,224 California 155,652 2,645 158,297 New Mexico...
122,634 Colorado....., 103,658 290 103.948 New York.....
47.654 1,550 49,204 Connecticut.
48,740 3.686 52,426 Delaware... 1,965 405 2.370 North Dakota.
70,183 654 70.837 Dist. of Columbia
300 41,040) Florida..... 54,861 3,805 58,666 Oklahoma....
96,607 1,092 96,699 Idaho... 83.354 534 83,888 Pennsylvania..
44,832 2941 45,126 Illinois 56,043 622 56,665 Rhode Island...
30,989 Iow&........ 55,586 561 56,147 South Dakota ..
76,868 747 77,615 Kansas... 81.774 384 82,158 Tennessee.....
41,687 335 42.022 Kentucky,.. 40,181 4171 40.598| Texas..
262,398 3,498 265,896 Louisiana... 45, 409 3.097 48,506 Utah ........
82,184 2,806 84,990 Maine....... 29,895 3,145 33,040 Vermont .....
9,124 440 9,564 Maryland. 9,941 2,386 12.327 Virginia....
40,262 2,365 42,627 Massachusetts. 8,039 227 8.266 Washington...
66,836 2,291 69,127 Michigan... 57,480 500 57,980 Wext Virginia..
24,022 148 24,170 Minnesota 80,858 3,824 84,682 Wisconsin......
55,256 810 56,066 Mississippi.....
97,548 366 97.914 Missouri.....
146,131 866 146,997 Total U. S......... 2,973,776 53,013 3,026,789 Nebraska...
712 77.5201 The area (square miles) of U. S. Possessions, Ohio, 3,443 of Lake Erie. 1930, was then stated by the Bureau of the Census Pennsylvania, 891 of Lake Erie. as follows: Alaska, 586.400; Guam, 206; Hawaii, Washington, 1,765 of Strait Juan de Fuca and 6,407; Canal Zone, 549; Philippines, 114,000; Puerto Strait of Georgia
Wisconsin, 2.378 of Lake Superior and 7,500 of Rico, including adjacent Islands, 3,435; American
Lake Michigan. Samoa, 76; Virgin Islands, 133; total Possessions
The Supreme Court of the United States (Feb. 711,606.
5, 1934) redefined the boundary between New The States named below were reckoned in 1930
Jersey and Delaware. In the circular area within by the Bureau of the Census to contain approxi
12 miles of Newcastle, the whole width of the mately additional square miles, as follows:
Delaware River belongs to Delaware. South of Illinois, 1,674 of Lake Michigan.
that, the boundary follows the ship channel. Indiana, 230 of Lake Michigan.
The Supreme Court (March 17, 1930) established Michigan, 16,653 of Lake Superior, 12,922 of Lake the true location of that part of the 100th MeMichigan. 9.925 of Lake Huron, and 460 of Lakes ridian of Longitude west from Greenwich which is St. Claire and Erie.
& portion of the boundary between Oklahoma and Minnesota, 2,514 of Lake Superior.
Texas, transferring 44.6 square miles of land area New York, 3,140 of Lakes Ontario and Erie. from Oklahoma to Texas.
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H&wali ...................... and 2 cents for each additional pound or fraction.
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Philippine Islands............. above. when addressed for local delivery, and 3
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40 between any two points in Alaska, is 15 cents for
The foregoing air-mall rates include all transthe first pound and 11 cents for each additional
portation by air mail available in the United pound or fraction thereof.
States, including Hawaii; also in the Philippine These rates also apply to parcels malled in the
Islands. United States for delivery in the Canal Zone, and to parcels between the Philippine Islands and the
Special airplane stamps issued for the payUnited States or its possessions.
ment of postage on air mail or ordinary postage
20 40 50