Postmaster General New awarded contracts for the carrying of air mail on five routes by private companies. Said he:
"The awarding of contracts this day for the carrying of the mail by air transport over five routes in widely separated sections of the country marks an epoch in the history of the American postoffice. Upon the result of the enterprise this day entered upon depends the future of aerial transport in the United States."
The five routes and successful bidders:
1) Boston-Hartford-New York to the Colonial Air Lines, Inc., of Naugatuck, Conn.