Clipped From El Paso Herald
Pill Denver Firm Given El Paso Business "‘Dropped” "‘Dropped” By U.S. SUBLET ROUTES U/ASHINGTON, Aug. * 27 (AP).—Postmaster general New today cancelled the contract of the Colorado Airways of Denver, which has been operating the Cheyenne - Denver - Pueblo air mail service. The postmaster general said the company had sublet a part of its contract. An investigation resulted in disclosures which Mr. New said warranted the immediate cancellation cancellation of the contract, lhe nature of the disclosures was not made pub- I Negotiations are under way by which it is hoped to continue operation of the route without interruption interruption by having another contractor contractor take up the service. The Colorado Airways has been operating the route since it began service on May 31, 1926. The quantity quantity of mail carried has been increasing increasing monthly, the July total having been 3,'>.'>7 pounds for which the company was paid >10,609 by the postoffice department. The route connects with the trans-continental air mail tv er. it Che Colora uni mb t t< ,f Mi anil serves irings and is under- a group of 5. Pace, Such transfer ■ir contracted department to Gardner and W from Denver via to Pueblo, tion of tl held by th lation of Jations w tract shall be such transfers nunt. Temporary arranagements will be attempted by the department for carrying on the service until the route can be a^ain advertised and a new contract let. e service o Springs of a por- service is be in vio- thc postal laws and regu- licli stipulates that no con- transferred and any shall cause annul- Members of the air mail committee ; of the chamber of commerce entertain entertain faint hopes of the El Paso-j Denver line ever being established ; if the cancellation of the Cheyenne j contract of the Colorado Airways, Inc., stands. 1). A. Bandeen, of the chamber of , commerce, wired Anthony F. Joseph, president of the Colorado company, Saturday asking him what effect su.-h a cancelation would have on the proposed El Paso connection. Mr. Joseph was here personally ’ when the campaign to get a mail poundage guaranty was launched, the establishment of the air line being j contingent on this. He was satisfied 1 with the showing, and the directors j were reported to have ratified the j contractl prepared by the chamber i of commerce. Mr. Bandeen made the statement ■ at the directors’ luncheon Friday | that he understood officials of the Colorado company were now in Washington endeavoring to have the government open bids on the line.