Newspaper clippings - Universities and colleges - Transcript (part 2).
"The commission itself does not even pretend that the decision was made upon the merits of the towns contending for the prize. Smith of Tacoma voted for North Yakima. Doctor Conover voted for Pullman, but said he would rather have had two fingers cut off his right hand than to have voted against North Yakima. Black has often expressed himself in a manner which only could mean that he had thought North Yakima was the place to locate the school, yet he voted for Pullman. All the indications are that the decision was brought about by influence of the most corrupt sort, and such is the opinion of distinguished persons."
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