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World Fair New York 1964
World's Fair Corporation
Executive Committee Meeting Reports
07-08-1965
World Fair New York 1964
World's Fair Corporation
Executive Committee Meeting Reports
07-08-1965

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Box# 36

Folder# 681
World's Fair
Corporation:
Executive Committee
Meeting Reports (38)
Jul 08,1965
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964·1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
. .,J, ..... i
THROUGH
UNOtRSTANOINO
f'AIR, N.Y. 11380 AREA CODE 212·Wf' 4·1964
AGENDA
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING·
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1965- 9:00 A. M.
Terrace Club-Port of New York Heli
Thomas J.
}' Introduction of Boy Scouts Honor Troupe
ITEM: 1. Approval of minutes of Executive
7 Committee meeting of May 27, 1965
VAGENDA ITEM 2. Fi'/ancial matters
l
.,a, Report - financial status
L
(See reference memorandum}
_.Admission charge
GENDA ITEM 3. City Comptroller's audit
ITEM 4. Industrial area
Status report

(See reference memorandum}
Transportation area
CAEILE WORLDSFAIR
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
Mr.McCabe
Mr.Deegan
Mr.Payne
Mr.Moses
Mr.Preusse
Mr.Stone
Mr. Tozzoli
/
Special j
Mr.Moses
J-aENDA ITEM 6. State, Federal and Lake areas
J' Ratification of executed agreements
1. 100, 000 Pennsylvanians for the
promotion of Economic Growth
(Liberty Bell Exhibit} 6-9-65
2. State of Hawaii New York World's
Fair Committee
Amendment- 6-1-65
(Percentage of admission receipts}
Gen. Potter
More ..... .

Oregon Timber
Association L
Assignment and agreeme tr'1,
relating to rentals
0. Others
/
ITEM 7. International area
§:. Status report
ITEM 8. Operations
a. Ratification of executed agreements
-/
/ 1. Harold D. McCarthy and
J2.
Richard 0. Spencer 6-2-65
(Lizard Exhibit-Lake area)
Quaker Oats Company
(human cannonball}
6-28-65
/.Q. Amendment of Rules and Regulations
Re water shortage
(See reference memorandum)
v{. Appointment of Special Policemen
/' (See reference memorandum)
/AGENDA ITEM 9. Engineering and Construction
a. Status report
- (See reference memorandum)
1. Post Fair program
and demolition
/cENDA ITENI 10. Communications and Public Relations
"

1. Report- World's Fair
Science Contest
AGEN"DA ITENI 11. Other business
ITEM 12. Next meeting of Executive Committee
- 2-

()11{11-)
Gov. Poletti
Mr. Constable
Mr. Constable
Mr. Constable
Col. O'Neill
Mr. Davis
Mr.Deegan
UNISPHER£
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01961
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
PEACE THROUQpt
UNDERSTANDING
WORLD'S f'AIR, N.Y. 11360
AREA CooE 212·WF' 4-1964
AGENDA
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Terrace Club
Port of New York Authority Heliport
Fair Site
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1965- 11:00 A.M.
Robert Moses, Presiding
Pledge Allegiance to Flag
OPENITNGSTATEMENT
AGENDA ITEM 1. Ratification of minutes
!· Joint Annual Meeting of Members
and Directors -January 22, 1965
g_. Executive Committee meetings
January 12, January 26, February 24,
March 26, 1965
AGENDA ITEM 2. Organization Committee
resolutions on death of
Erwin Witt - Comptroller
William J. Donoghue
Press Relations Consultant
James B. Black - Director
Raymond C. Deering - Director
John I. Snyder, Jr. - Director
AGENDA ITEM 3. Financial status
_._... .. @--....
CAaLE WORLDSF'AIR
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
Boy Scouts
Mr.Moses
Mr.Preusse
Mr. Gimbel
Mr. Payne
AGENDA ITEM 4. Status reports by
Officers and Consultants
a. International area
£. State, Federal and Lake areas
c. Industrial area
,g. Transportation area
~ · Operations
f. Public Relations and
Communications
AGENDA ITEM 5. Post Fair
a. Demolition and Restoration
b. Retention of buildings
c. Hall of Science
AGENDA ITEM 6. Next regular meeting of
Board of Directors
January, 1966
June 29, 1965
Boy Scouts presentation
to Mr. Moses
Gov. Poletti
Gen. Potter
Mr. Stone
Mr. Tozzoli
Mr. Constable
Mr. Davis
Col. O'Neill
Mr. Screvane
Mr. Moses
Mr. McCabe
Mr. Brunton, Jr.
AGENDA ITEM 2
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO:
EXECUTIVE CO:rv.r:MITTEE
JULY 8, 1965
v
DATE:
FROM: H. A. PAYNE
SUBJECT: FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT
The results of operations through the July 4th weekend are very
encouraging especially from the standpoint of cash flow. This was partly ·
due to expenses being held well below budget and to intensified efforts to
collect outstanding receivables. However, the principal source of cash has
been the unexpectedly high ratio of patrons purchasing tickets at the gates
to those using advance sale tickets. We have been watching this ratio very
closely and there does not seem to be any indication of a decline. Ji there is
going to be a deluge of advance sale tickets, it probably will not occur until
September and October. Until then it is expected that cash receipts will I
exceed day to day requirements and, accordingly, we have arranged for the
deposit of excess funds in interest-bearing account:p. To date, $1, 500,000 of
such excess funds have been so. deposited.
The Comptroller's Department has been flooded with requests for
data from Directors and members of this Committee. Complying with these
well meaning requests would require the use of data processing equipment
or additions to our staff, the cost of which in our judgement is not commen-
surate with the value of the statistics to be accumulated. We hope that
those whose requests we were forced to deny will appreciate the tremendous
work load of our staff, which has been materially increased by the demands
of the City Comptroller's auditors.
Certain members have inquired as to the status of the 6% Prommissory
Notes. On August 1, 1964, the Fair Corporation repaid 25% of the principal
amount of each Note then outstanding. The Noteholders were required to
present their Notes to the bank for appropriate marking. Each Note purchased
prior to August 1, 1964 is now payable on or before August 1, 1966 at 75%
of its principal amount. There is also outstanding $50, 000 of Notes
purchased subsequent to August 1, 1964 which are payable at 100% of
principal amount.
-continued-
-2-
We continue to receive suggestions concerning· reductions in the
price of admission to the Fair. These suggestions were dealt With in a
report submitted to the Executive Committee at the May 27th meeting.
Experience through the July 4th weekend persuades us that the recommendations
made in that report are even more valid today and we do not propose to make
any change in admission prices. Continuation of our pricing policy is essential
if we are to continue to operate and meet our obligations.
01061
NEW YORK. WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL, EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
PEA.CE THROUGH
UNOCRSTANDINO
FAIR, N.Y. 11380
ROBERT MOSES
PR£510£NT
AREA CODE 212- WF" 4-1964
WORLDSFAIR
THOMAS J. DEEGAN, JR.
CHAIRMAN, I!:XECUTIVE COMMITTE!!:
RtPLV TO:
TIME ANO LIFE BUILDING
PLAZA
NEW YORK 20, N.Y.
June 29, 1965
Dear Bob
The t:;· or: .;-c_:-.2 fvr the Executive Committee
should be available :r. form without tl'.e 3'a.;.r Corporation "hiring an extra
staff. "
In the opera-cion of a project such as t:ne Fair this should really be routine
financial data on a day-to-day basis. Frankly, the information given us now on
a daily basis by Payne without any breakdowns is of very little value, For
example, it is :.n:possible for any member of the Executive Committee to deter-
mine from his figures what the amount of cash actually received per day is.
This is not 4niormation Tom Deegan is seeking but it would seem
to me it is needed by c..::.:f member of the Executive Committee who has an
interest in ascertain:.r.g the facts and who at our monthly meetings has a re-
sponsibility :or judgments. In the daily course of operating the
business I ass1.::.:11e -::.e Fair management must have such facts at its fingertips
in order to C(, its j oo.
The use o:i ti1e term "patron" in Mr. Payne's daily gives no indi-
cation as to wnat categories are represented and absolutely .-..0 ::eflection of the
dollar incor: . .:; to the Fair Corporation. On a daily basis Mr. Payr." must cer-
tainly J:r.now .(lOW many tickets are paid for at the turnstile anc how many C)me in
from t!-..a 1964 Advance Sale; this is significant, inasmuch as all of the 1964
Advance Sale tickets coming in produce no income for the Fair Corporatio::: in
the 1965 account, Don't we automatically have a record of children's admissions?
If you feel that there is no real value in.giving the Executive Committee
members simple and current financial data, I wish we could discuss it as an
Agenda item for the July 8th meeting •
• - -
:::-----'---------·· -------.
Sincerely,
Mr . .Robert Moses
?resident
"iJew York Wo:tiv.'s Fair 1964-1965 Corporation
. Fair, New York 11380
..;c: Executive Committee

UNIBPHERI:e 01<161
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
WORLD'S FAIR, N.Y. 11380
AREA CoDE 212-WF 4-1964
CABLE WORLDSFAIR
PEACE THAOUOH
UHOERSTANDIHQ
ROBERT MOSES
PRI!:BIDENT
ERNESTINE R. HAIG
IICR&TA"Y ,Or THI COI_,OAATIOH
ASSISTANT TO THI PRCSIDlNT
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May 14, 1965
MEMORANDUM TO EXECUTNE COMMITTEE
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Please note on your calendar that there will be a
meeting of the EXecutive Committee on Thursday, July 8,
1965, at 9:00 A.M. at the Terrace Club on the Fair site,
followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors at 11:00 A.M.
L
Secretary
will be no June meeting of the Executive
CJ Committee.
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UNDERSTAND INO
01961
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
WORLD's fAIR, N.Y. 11380
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
AREA Cooe: 212- WF 4-1964 CABLE WORLDSFAIR
ERNESTINE R. HAIG
SECRC:TAR"' Or THC COitPO .. ATIOH
ASSISTANT TO ThE PRESIDlHf
T£L: Wr 4:-ZUI
May 28, 1965
MEMORANDUM TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The next regular meeting of the
Executive Committee is scheduled for
THURSDAY,(§iY 1965- 9:00A.M.
at the Terrace Club, followed by the meeting of the
Board of Directors at 11:00 A.M. - an@ July 9th -
as reported in the newspapers.
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UNISPH£At
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
f'AIR, N.Y. 11360 AREA CODE 212-Wf' 4-1964 WORLDSFAIR
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IMPORTANt NOTICE
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The next meeting of the Board of Directors of New York World's
Fair 1964-1965 Corporation will be held on Thursday, July 8, 1965 at
11:00 A.M., in the Terrace Club, Port of New York Heliport, on the
Fair site.
Husbands and wives of Directors are invited. Transportation
from a central point in Manhattan will be available if required. Parking
facilities for those coming in their own cars, as well as admission
tickets to the Fair grounds, will be provided.
Following luncheon, which will be served at 12 Noon, there will
be a glider ride tour of the Fair, including the viewing of the Porpoise
and Water Ski shows at the invitation of the State of Florida and the
Florida citrus Commission.
Please sign and return the enclosed card as promptly as possible.) R CJ#.' .
The agenda of the meeting will follow.
June 3, 1965
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr.
Chairman, Executive Committee
Robert Moses
President
THERE WAS NO APRIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
AGENDA ITEM 4!
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO:
Mr. Robert Moses
DATE: June 28, 1965
FROM:
Mr. Martin Stone
SUBJECT: INDUSTRIAL SECTION - STA'rUS REPORT
I. EXHIBITORS
Dynamic Maturity
An agreement has been furnished to Dynamic Maturity
concerning the use of the All-State buildings as office
space during the remainder of the Fair period. It is
contemplated that a contract will be signed in the near
future.
General Electric
General Electric has announced that beginning June 18th
Progressland will be open an extra hour every day "to
enhance the value of the World's Fair as an evening
attraction". New closing time will be 11:00 P.M. seven
days a week.
Julimar Farms
Julimar Farms still has not paid their rent past due.
Until such time as the rent is paid, the Fair does not
intend to permit the exhibit to open.
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO:
Mr. Robert Moses
DATE: June 28, 1965
FROM:
Mr. Martin Stone
SUBJECT: lliDUSTRIAL SECTION - STATUS REPORT
Page -2-
I. EXHIBITORS (Continued)
Singer Bowl
Rheingold Breweries sponsored a series of amateur musical
group talent contests in the Singer Bowl on Friday nights
starting May 28th and ending July 2nd.
II. PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE EXHIBITS
Fiesta
A reduction of approximately 50% of the total plot has been
necessary for economy reasons. Sales of folk art did not
result in the returns expected, notwithstanding excellent
comments on the presentation and the quality of the material
assembled by Mr. Hall and his staff.
TO:
FROM:
AGENDA ITEMS£
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
Staff- All Participants -
Pinkerton - Allied- World's
Fair Maintenance - Rentar
Stuart Constable
DATE: 5/30/65
SUBJECT: WATER SHORTAGE
1. Because of the unprecedented drought, the Commissioner of Water Supply,
Gas and Electricity requests the cooperation of everyone in conserving
water.
2. The Pool of Industry is part of the Flushing River and does not use city
water. The other fountains were filled at the beginning of the Fair and
continuously recirculate the fountain water. They are not a drain on the
city's water supply. ·The water is cleaned by chemical treatment. Willow
and Meadow Lakes are the source of the Flushing River. Four permanent
wells were sunk in 1963 to maintain optimum level and water quantity.
No city water is used.
3. To avert a water famine, the Rules and Regulations are amended to include
the following:
a. Leaking water fixtures shall be repaired
b. Where food is served for on-premises consumption,
employees shall:
1) Serve water only on request - insert messages on
menus or table display cards explaining to customers
that the objective is to save water;
2) Use clishwashing equipment at full-load capacity;
3) Control water supply to washboxes, potato peelers,
refrigeration units, etc. , limiting the use of water
to the minimum requirement for effective operation.
4. All are urgently requested to cooperate to the end that we can successfully
meet this challenge.

Stuart Constable
Vice President- Operations
SC/mt
AGENDA I'J:'EM 8c
UNISPHERE
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
PI:AC[ THROUGH
l)H0tR$TANDING
WORLD'S FAIR, N.Y. 11380
ROBERT MOSES
PRESIDENT
To: ROBERT MOSES
From: STUART CONSTABLE
ARI::A CODE 212- WF' 4-1964
June 29, 1965
CABLE WORLDSFAI R
STUART CONSTABLE
VICI PIU!SIDitNT·OPEIUTIONS
Subject: APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL POLICEMAN - EXECUTIVE
COMJ\IllTTEE MEETING AGENDA- JULY 8, 1965
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to Chapter 428,
paragraph 2 (f) of New York Laws of 1960 and Section 23 of the Membership
Corporations Law of New York, and the authority conferred by New York
World
1
s Fair 1964-1965 Corporation upon the Director of Security, whose
signature apperu.·s below, the following person recommended by Pinkerton,
Inc. has been appointed by the Director of Security, as special policeman
for the policing of the area occupied by said Corporation:
Edward J. Gallagher

l ePhen P. Kennedy
Commissioner
Maintenance and Security
The making of the foregoing appointment is hereby approved by me. Since
this memorandum constitutes our record of the above appointment, may I
request that it be returned to me after the next meeting of the Executive
Committee. ·

-.-
Stuart Constable
Vice President - Operations
TillS IS TO CERTIFY that the foregoing appointment was approved by the
Executive Committee at a meeting held on 196
cc: Mr. Constable
Miss Halg
__.,_.,@)-....... File
Ernestine R. Haig
Secretary
O:rnca or 'I'Ha
UBCUTIVB OFFICIAL
PINKERTON'S, INC.
(FOUNDED BY ALLAN PINKERTON 18!50)
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR DIVISION
June 30, 1965
Commissioner Stephen P. Kermedy
Commissioner of Maintenance and Security
New York World's Fair 1964-65 Corp.
Administration Building
World's Fair, New York 11380
Dear Commissioner Kennedy
Bac:varrr Bun.orao
P. 0. Boll U7
AaaA Coo. IIlii
WF t·UOI
Pursuant to Chapter 428, paragraph 2 (f) ofNew York Laws of
1960 and Section 23 of the Membership Corporations Law of New York,
it is requested that Edward J. Gallagher be appointed a special police-
man for the policing of the area occupied by the New York World's
Fair 1964-65 Corporation.
JJM/dew
Si.nce:rely,
' ')
;' r·. , n , < . ~ - ~ ~ 7
f' ,_..
John J. Manning
Executive Official
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
AGENDA ITEM 9 ~
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
COMMISSIONER MOSES
DATE:
JOHN T. O'NEILL
Status Report for Executive Committee
Engineering Division
World's Fair Construction
June 28, 1965
Installation of illumination and construction of a safety
platform around the edge of the water ski pool to permit nighttime
shows at the Amphitheatre were completed on time and within budget.
The night ski shows started June 12th and have· attracted large audiences.
The promenade sidewalk at the Marina has sunken in
several locations due to leaching out of fill through holes in corroded
steel bulkhead. The situation is not dangerous so far as structural
stability of the bulkhead is concerned, but the sunken sidewalk does
present a safety hazard. Sidewalk repairs are underway.
The
11
Father Mendel Garden of Heredity" was completed
on time and officially opened Sunday, June 20th. The garden utilizes
red, white and blue petunias, and tall and short yews to illustrate some
of Father Mendel's laws.
Exhibitor Construction
All major construction by exhibitors is complete. Some
minor alteration work can be expected to continue into the summer
however, particularly in the multiple exhibit pavilions as new sub-eY.hibitors
are signed up.
A number of new rides and other amusement devices lave
been set up in the Lake Area and are proving to be successful. Engineering
Division thoroughly checks out the safety aspects of all such devices
before they are permitted to operate, and maintains periodic c n ~ c k s
throuqhout the season.
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MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO: COMMISSIONER MOSES DATE: June 28, 1965
FROM: JOHN' T. O'NEILL
sueJEcT: Status Report for Executive Committee
Engineering Division
Page 2
Demolition- World's Fair
Plans and specifications for demolition or removal of
World's Fair structures are now being prepared. In addition to Fair-
owned buildings, provision must be made for the many supporting
facilities which it was necessary for the Fair to construct, including
ticket booths, guard houses, information booths, entrance towers,
flag poles, temporary light poles, decorative fencing at the entrances,
parking fields, and the like.
In order to capitalize on any potential re-sale value of
Fair owned structures, property or facilities, negotiations are now
underway with organizations specializing in property disposal. Some
of the materiel which might be sold in this ma.rmer includes prefabricated
buildings, fountains complete or as component parts, transformers,
amplifiers, loudspeakers, spotlighting, and floodlighting·.
It is expected that the actions indicated above will be resolved
to an extent which will permit advertising demolition contracts during
the month of August, with an award during September, and field work
starting immediately aiter the Fair closes.
Demolition - Exhibitors
An amendment to the Fair Corporation "Rules and Regulations"
has been issued which specifies. procedures and technical requirements
governing demolition of exhibitors' structures.
The replies to questionnaires recently sent exl1ibitors in-
dicate that many have either advertised or awarded their demolition
contracts, and that most are acutely aware of the necessity for doing
so in the near future.
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO:
CO:MMISSIONER MOSES
DATE: June 28, 1965
FROM: JOHN T. O'NEILL
suBJECT: Status Report for Executive Committee
Engineering Division
Page 3
While many of the exhibitor structures can probably be
demolished and the site cleared within the normal three months
period specified in the leases, it is obvious that demolition operations
on the larger structures must extend well beyond that time.
Flushing Meadow Park Addition
The Court of Appeals has decided against the City in the
taxpayers' suit on the use of bond funds for acquisition of the land.
The City has asked the Court for a ruling on whether City funds can
be used for acquisition without further action by the Board of Estimate.
It is understood that this ruling has been denied and that
condemnation action in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, has been laid
over until June 30th.
Post Fair Plans
The Mayor's Committee on Retention of Buildings met
June 25th. In addition to permanent buildings (Amphitheatre; the
Boat House; the Museum of Science; and the New York City building)
the following have been tentatively selected to be recommended for
retention:
Administration Building
Entrance Building
Heliport
Japan (retain stone for
re-use)
The Committee is still considering:
Greyhound Building
U.S. Royal Tire Ferris Wheel
Unisphere
Certain pools and fountains.
Marina
Post Office
Press Building
Singer Bowl
MEMORANDUM
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
TO:
COMMISSIONER MOSES DATE: June 28, 1965
FROM: JOHN T. O'NEILL
sueJECT: Status Report for Executive Committee
Engineering Division
Page 4
Target date for the final report of the Committee has been
set for July 21, 1965.
JTO:mb
cc: S. A. Potter
General File
JTO (3)
Director

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