1906 - M'Guire Machine & Alva Normal School
This article was found in The Oklahoman, dated June 27, 1906, page 8, with headlines: Hold Up Game; M'Guire Machine Gave Alva Normal School After Extorting Money; Sensational Story Told; United States Senator is Sought and His Influence Alone Saved Citizens From Further Bleeding.
Guthrie, Okla., June 26, 1906 -- "A prominent Alva man, who visited this city recently, is authority for the statement that the citizens, at the request of congressman McGuire, furnished funds to get their bill passed, which legalized the action of the last legislature in appropriating $60,000 for another building at the Northwestern Normal school. McGuire wrote that he would have to secure the services of several influential men in the matter and that it would take some funds. Afterward, when the people believed the bell had been sidetracked, they wired to Senator Long of Kansas and asked him about it.
"Several days after getting the wire Senator Long wired back that the bill was all O.K. and had passed the senate. The next day, after receiving the wire from Long, a letter was received from McGuire, stating that "owing to the press of business, it was impossible to reach the Alva bill at this session, but that it was in excellent condition to take up at the beginning of the next session." He did not even know that Long was pushing it successfully in the senate."
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