November 10, 1908
A personal request was received by the park board yesterday from Thomas A. Swope requesting that the matter of a memorial to him be postponed until after his death.
The communication was inspired by the fact that the board has ordered a medallion of the donor of Swope park and an inscription to be placed on the pillars to the main entrance of the park.
"These are not memorials," said Franklin Hudson, chairman of the board. "They are simple markers to designate the park."
Mr. Hudson was delegated to have a personal interview with Mr. Swope.