AERONAUTICS: Varney in Mexico

When President Roosevelt ordered all domestic airmail contracts canceled, Walter T. Varney telegraphed Postmaster General Farley that he could and would fly the entire U. S. airmail in 20 ships for the postage alone. Though the Varney offer was not taken up, it was not the proposal of a crackpot. In 1925. Mr. Varney got the first private contract to fly U. S. mail in the Pacific Northwest on a line which he later developed into the Salt Lake-Seattle system and sold to United Air Lines six years later.

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