This action was filed in the Western District of Oklahoma by Local 627, International Union of Operating Engineers, against two officials of the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau, seeking to enjoin the opening of bids and the awarding of a construction contract in connection with the Mountain Park Dam Project in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. Trial of the case was had to the court upon the merits, after which the court made findings of fact and conclusions of law. A decree was entered enjoining the awarding of any contract based upon the bid procedures followed and in question in the case. The Bureau of Reclamation and the two Bureau officials, all named defendants, have appealed. Appellants after appeal filed a motion to stay the injunction order. To grant such stay, this Court concluded, would be tantamount to a decision of the case on the merits. By agreement of the parties and at the suggestion of the court, the matter has been expedited for argument and submission of the case on its merits without the necessity of following the usual procedure of submission.