Clipped From El Paso Herald
Postal Department Cites Irregularities; Action Is Fina ; , ' ; ■ El. PASO WIRES ^^ASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 3 (AP).—Postmaster general New today finally canceled the contract of the Colorado Airways, Inc., of Denver, for operation of the Cheycnne-Denver-Pueblo air mail service. The Boeing company, operating the western section of the transcontinental air mail service, will temporarily continue operation of the service. The contract of tl-e Colorado Airways was ordered cancelled on .August 27 but later was suspended to permit the companv to produce ad- diti -.nal evidence to refute charges under which the contract had been cancelled. Postmaster general N- w, after consideration of all the facts, announced the original order should stand and becomc effective at the close of busine s today. The gr-iund on which the action was taken it wa- ann ounced was the discovery by ttie jr stmastcr general on .August 27 that after tlie l ids bad l i'cn subinitted f- r the service, and luf'-re *n award hid t een inide m .March, 1926, the two i>iddtrs bad cr; r^ d into an a>;! ■- errent, a a re- su-t > f wh i- J H e b-wer I' d wa^ withdrawn. B-dh parties ba\e since '.T.iri 1 thv 1 ‘ inj) ii'.at ¡n j ai 1 by the K =vcrnni‘ nt, acc’ rdiiiti to t! ? post- n::;-.t-;-r i,iiieral, on ti). basis of the award made t-= the n y remaining bidder. The oiiginal bidders were the Colorado ,\irwa% '.. Inc.. .Antb<-ny T. Joseph, prc'^idcnt, and N. A. Wimer. of Deiner. The (..olorad > .Airways* bid was 80 i>ercent of the air mail postage, while that of Wimer was 73 percent. The Wimer i)id was withdrawn and tlu po.totficc department so notified b\ Wimer. who gave as his reason that he was unable to furnish the performance b ind rcquin ;i. 'The postmaster general today issued iuvitati >Pis t’ r bids f>n a contract frr 'peration of the rvice. 'These will lie op< ntd October 4 . ! ' I Sad Lake (>itv, I tab, Sept. 3 .\P'. In the absence of any official advices 1). S. (i' ly-r, superintendent of the B icfng .\ir Tran poit com panv here, >aid he could n it tell when the c inpany would take o\cr the operation of the Cbeyenni-Den ver-Puebb> air mail route. "postmaster general .Ntw wjl] un douTdedlv notify our main office' in Seattle and they in turn will n-'tity us,'’ .Mr. C'>yli r said. Up<on receipt of word here that the Contract ot the C'dorado .\irwavN, Inc., to operate between Denver and T‘ucb.1-» bad been revoked by government authorities, D. .A. B.indfcn, secretary of the chamber < f commerce, wired .\nthony F. .b sijdi. pnsident :;f the Company to det'-rmiiic what effect the action w.niTl have '.n tlic jiroposed iCI Paso-Pueblo air line.