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100 Years Ago: Fund Remains Open

The Intelligencer March 26, 1915 (page 1)

“Nearly $30,000 Collected the First Day, Fund Will Remain Open Tomorrow to Give Everyone a Chance. Are we down-hearted? No! No! Such were the sentiments of the patriotic canvassers last evening when they met at the Y.M.C.A. at 6.30, where the Women’s Canadian Club provided supper for a tired lot of men. …

Enthusiasm ran high. The success of the first day’s work surpassed the expectation of the most sanguine. The captains reported a most cordial reception of the canvassers by the citizens. Many had their subscriptions ready and waiting.”

The Intelligencer March 26, 1915 (page 1)

“Owing to inclemency of the weather yesterday, sufficient ground was not covered by the canvassers. Therefore, with the limited number of workers it will be impossible to canvass everyone to-day. …  The Fund Headquarters are at the Corner of Bridge and Pinnacle Streets, opposite the Post Office. They will be open until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND ALL DAY TOMORROW—SATURDAY. …  LET YOUR MONEY DO THE SHOUTING.