Source: Buffalo Sunday News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “M’Kinley Memorial Fund”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 46
|“M’Kinley Memorial Fund.” Buffalo Sunday News 22 Sept. 1901 v28n46: p. 4.|
|McKinley memorial (Buffalo, NY).|
M’Kinley Memorial Fund
Much public interest is being shown in the plan
of a McKinley Memorial to be erected by popular subscription, and a large number
of people have written to the NEWS giving expressions of approval of the idea.
Many have inclosed a dollar bill with their letters, in earnest of their support.
Some of the communications received Friday and Saturday have asked why the names of many prominent people of Buffalo have not appeared among those who have sent in subscriptions. The answer to this is that the plan advocated by the originator of the idea was that of making the subscription a popular one at one dollar each, and that no large subscriptions should be sought to swallow up and obscure the many who could afford to give a dollar.
Hence no effort has been made to secure subscriptions of large amounts nor yet to solicit one-dollar subscriptions from those who could well afford to give more. It has been felt from the first that the one-dollar subscriptions would, in all probability, have to be supplemented by subscriptions of larger figures before a sum could be obtained which would be sufficient for a memorial of a dignity worthy of Buffalo. There are enough people in Buffalo who could give a dollar with ease, to build the most magnificent of popular memorials if they would all contribute. But, alas! The patriotism of the many ends just a little short of the pocketbook.