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[Word's Fair:
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Following 1s the transcnpt1on of remJ.rks 1->y
Indonesian and World's l'.ur ofticiJ.Is ,1[ ground-
hreakmg ceremon1cs for the Indonesian!.on.
New York World's F.ur. FndJ.y. January IH,
RICHARD C. PATTERSON, JR. [Chief of Proto-
col}. Your Highness, Your Excellenoes, Mr. Moses, Mrs.
McCaffree and gentlemen. This groundl->reaking is of
very grear inreresr to the people of New York, rhe
people of the United States, of Indonesia, and the
people of rhe world. It is S)·mbolic of rhe rime m which
we hve. indonesia - one of the largest nations m the
world in population. and I was rold by his Highness. our this morntng. that 1t is no'\." 96 miilton. 1n
SIZe and m spirit -- is many thousands of miles .1way
from New York.
Bur President Sukarno. rhe founder of this republic.
came to the Fair on this site and he realized what the
New York World's Fair stands for- Peace through
Understanding- and man's achievements on a shrinking
globe in an expanding universe. He and his government.
therefore, planned to bring to New York and to the
Fair, a part of Indonesia. The people of New York, your
Highness. and the world, will meet the people of Indo-
nesia here. They will learn of them -of their culrure,
their history, and their plans for the furure.
We are delighted that a part of the Republic of Indo-
nesia will be here in New York. It is now my pleasure
ro introduce Mr. Allen Beach, direaor of the Interna-
tional Area of the Fair. Mr. Beach has been workmg at
fairs a great part of his life. He has in faa, worked on
fairs in Indonesia. Mr. Beach.
ALLEN BEACH: Thank you Ambassador Parterson.
Your Highness, your Excellencies, Mr. Moses, ladies and
gentlemen. Governor Poletti is travelling abroad. It
would have been very appropriate if he could have been
here today, and he would have liked to have been here
because he was here rhe day rhar President Sukarno came
and was the host along with Mr. Moses the day that he
picked chis sire. So, on Governor Poletti's behalf, I would
Cover: The Pavilion of Indonesia, model shown here. will be a combination of its country's sculpture, architecture, crafts,
progress. food and entertainment. The entrance gate, or Tjandi Bentar, will be carved in stone in Indonesia to the
specifications of authentic Balinese temple entrances. The Meru (right). or temple tower, will also be shipped from
Indonesia to the exhibit site. The pavilion has been designed by the Indonesian Architectural Committee, headed by Mr.
M. Sudarsono in association with Abel Sorensen and Max 0. Urbahn. The contractor is Turner Construction Co.
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like to say just a few words in welcoming you here today.
Indonesia has a great story to cell to the world - a
really very gre-at story. It's a dynamic nation, a determined
nation, a forceful nation with youthful vitality. By
comparison to some other countries of the world, Indo-
nesia is a young country It's a young republic, and it's
on its way to greatness. I have a very close affinity ro
Indonesia because I have lived there, and the first fair
chat I worked on outside of the United States was in
This was the Pekan-Raya Imernarional in 1955, ar
Djakarta, a wonderful year to be in Indonesia, because
this was the lOth year of lndones1a's independence. The
word Merdeka - chis is the word for independence and
freedom- was on everyone's lips as August 17th ap-
proached, the day of Indonesia's independence. A tre-
mendous ceremony was under way for weeks. It was
indeed a thrilling nme robe in Djakarta and in Indonesia.
I recall how I was caught up with the spirit of the
ceremonies and rhe celebrations char were going on. and
many times I thought that this was probably the feeling
that my forefathers had many years ago in the United
States, when this country was a youthful country. Sri
Sultan Hamengku Buwono is very representative of this
forceful leadership in Indonesia. He is here roday as an
emissary of President Sukarno, and he - among his many
duties- acquires a new duty which is chairman of the
Indonesian Commirree for panicipation in the New York
World's Fair. He's a four star general. He heads up all
the tourist organizations of Indonesia, as well as his duties
as a Sultan of Djokjakarta. I think this is very representa·
rive of Indonesia's leadership.
He was very instrumenul in the movement to bring
independence to Indonesia, and was also instrumental in
negotiations that brought West Irian into the republic
of Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the first countries to
break ground, working with their architects - Abel
Sorenson and Max 0. Urbahn and their construaion com-
pany. President Sukarno is an engineer and has taken a
personal interest in the design and plan of the pavilion.
I spent many wonderful months in Indonesia. I visited
many of your cities: enjoyed the friendship of your peo-
ple; enjoyed your culture; appreoared your art and music.
and now 10 1964 and 1965, the many millions of people
who weren't as fortunate as I to travel to Indonesia will
be able, through your pavilion, to enjoy, appreciate and
learn more about your fine country.
RICHARD C. PATTERSON, JR.: Thank you very
much, Mr. Beach. Your Highness, we are aware of the
great importance your government attaches to this Fair,
and to the representation of Indonesia, in that they have
designated a man of your srarure and renown as its Com-
missioner General. We are honored b}· your presence. Wt
know that the Pavilion of Indonesia will be one of the
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Fair Pres1dent Robert Moses w1th a native lndones1an wood
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most interesting and exciting at this Fair.
Gentlemen. I give you his Highness, the Sultan of
Commissioner Patterson, ladit>s and gentlemen. As chair-
man of the Indonesian Committee for rhe New York
World's Fair, I wish ro express my deep appreciatiOn for
your presence at this gathering and your interest in this
project. This groundbreaking ceremony wh1ch marks the
heginnmg of construction of rhe Indonesian Pavilion at
the World's Fair is evidence of the determination of the
Indonesian Gm·ernmenr and irs people ro contribute ro
the realization of the basic purpose of the Fair.
Ir is indeed the sincere hope of rhe lndones1an nation
that its participation in the Fair will further the aims of
world peace, develop berrer international understanding.
and promote harmonious international relations. And, in
this respect, I sincerely welcome and appreciate rh1s oppor-
tunity given to us by the New York World's Fair
The Indonesian Pavilion which will occupy a 40,000
sq. ft. block, will have a circular main structure: which
will reflect our way of life; our rich and dynamic culture;
our huge natural resources and the possibilities of ex-
ploiting them; and our contributions co world trade.
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And last, bur not least, it will reflect our effons to attract
foreign rourisrs.
In this area we have seen the emergence of many
unique nations - each one struggling co develop irs own
identity, and Indonesia, too, is still in the process of
consolidating the gains of irs revolution. Quire logically,
the Indonesian Pavilion will illustrate the effons which
have been made coward rhe realization of the aims of irs
revolution. That is, the establishment of an Indonesian
society based on rhe five principles of our philosophy and
the achievement of friendly international relations
through mutual respea and understanding.
The importance Indonesia attaches to the World's
Fair is indicated by the faa that President Sukarno him-
self, before deciding on Indonesia's participation, viewed
the site of the Fair, and, furthermore, gave personal
direaion in the planning of the pavilion. Ir has been
decided by the Indonesian Architectural Committee, in
association with Mr. Abel Sorenson and Mr. Max 0.
Urbahn, that the Indonesian Pavilion will have a tropical
accent. Ir has been conceived as an expression of rhe rich
culture and colorful history of our country, and of the
dynamic new developments which have occurred since
independence. The entrance gare which will exemphfy
our culrural past, will lead to a pa,·ilion depicting the
present way of life of the almost 100 million Indones1an
A variety of Indonesian arc goods and handicrafts will
Robert Moses presents and explains the Fair's official
medallion to His Highness. while Allen Beach looks on.

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be offered co t:he public at t:he gitr shop co the right of
the entrance. The roof of the circular main strucrure wdl
bear a large sculpture reminiscent of a hand which will
symbolize the five inseparable principles of our philoso-
phy, the "Pancha Sila," emphasizing belief in God,
humanitananism, national unity, democracy and social
lndones1a is known for her great scenic beauty, her
various arcs, her enchanting music, and her variel)· of
d.mcers all these trul}· affecting her mono, Bhmneka
Tunggal Eka, or Uniry rhrough Divers1ry. Bur people
of Indonesia are also known for their great hospitality
and rhe1r skill With exotic dishes, which we hope many
VISitors will sample at our restauram m the pavilion.
Since January I 961, Indonesia has been doing her
utmost w implement her H-year overall development plan.
The success of the plan will not only enhance the
standard of living of the Indonesian peopk. but will also
demonstrate the benefits ro be gained w1rh techniCal
and economiC cooperation berween developing countnes
and highly developed ones. Let us hope char the successful
cooperation berween the Indonesian Committee for the
Wodd's Fair, Jnd the management of the New York
World's Fair Corporation may be a happy omen of things
to come. Nor only for my count!)·, bur for the entire
world. Thank you And may I. on behalf of my govern-
ment. g1vc to Mr. Moses a symbol of friendship.
ROBERT MQSES: Your Highness, Mr. Ambassador,
friends, we are happy ro see you here again. I remember
wirh great pleasure t:he visit of your dynamic President
and his parry in 1961, when you came to look us over.
You are here now as the Commissioner General of the
Indonesian Pavilion. I believe you like what you've seen.
I'd like to add something, nor being much of a diplomat
myself. I've seen a good many representatives of foreign
countries come and go in the last two years, and I have
seen no more interesting personality than President
And I want to add something to t:hat also. He came
our here and he looked the place over on the ground. And
he knew just what he wanted. He had a very clear idea,
being an engineer, of t:he size of the place. And t:hen
when he got back, the lawyer said that they didn't quite
have the lease papers drawn up. They weren't ready.
You remember t:hat, some of you. And he said he didn't
care, rhar he'd sign his name down on t:he bottom and
they could fill out up above.
Now char's the kind of man I like. Some years ago
when I rook over the building of t:he Power Development
on t:he St. Lawrence River, subsequently on t:he Niagara,
and that included a good parr of t:he seaway, my officer
in Canada who had been the mayor of Toronto, Bob
Saunders who was later unfortunately killed in a
plane accident came in and we calked about a conrraa.
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And I said, why do we have a contract? Well, they said,
this is a billion dollar enterprise. I said, what difference
does that make? Let's do it on the basis of friendship
and getting along together. So we never had a contract.
We carried out that entire program, and I think this is
quire unprecedented in any kind of international affairs
- wit:h no contract at aiL We never had a dispute. And
I chink that President Sukarno is just that kind of a
fellow and t:he General is also.
At this point we are building what we consider to be
an olympics of progress, which means that t:he nations
of the world, their industries, arts, inventions, will be
here in free and open competition to demonstrate achieve-
ment. Indonesia is one of t:he great new countries of the
world. I imagine that there are very few penple in the
United States who have any idea of what goes on there,
aside from the fact that it is stretched over about 3,000
miles as our country is- it hasn't the same acreage or
mileage, because the United States has a greater latitude.
And t:he Indonesians have a vague idea of what it means
to speak of a hundred million people. This is a tre-
mendous experiment in democracy, a great new republic,
and we are delighted to have t:hem here. We have a symbol
of the Fair, Your Highness. We want you to take it with
you. It has t:he Unisphere on one side, you saw that as we
came here ; that is, you saw the beginning of work. On
the other side is the shield of the City of New York. And
that's it.
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His Highness Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX and Robert
Moses salute the construction workers as they start exca-
vation for the Pavilion of Indonesia.
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TliOMAS J. DEEGAN, JR .. Chairman of tho Executive Committee
WILLIAM E. POTIER, Executive Vice PreJident
CHARLES POLETII, Vice President, International Affairs ond Exhibits
STUART CONSTABLE, Vice President, Operations
WILLIAM A. BERNS, VIce President, Communications and Public Relations
ERWIN WITT, Comptroller
MARTIN STONE, Director of Industrial Section
GUY F. TOZZOLI, !Port of New York Authority) Transportation Section
ERNESTINE R. HAIG, Secretory of tho Corporation and
AISistant to the President
WILLIAM WHIPPLE, JR., Chief Engineer
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WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965
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Excerpts from transcnprion of rem.1rks made hy
members of the Chrisri.m Science Church and
\Xforlds Fair ntficials .u the Christian Sciente
Panhon _groundl->reakin_g ceremonies, New York
\X'orld's F.ur, Sunday. April 21. 196).
RICHARD C. PATTERSON. JR. [Director of Pro-
row!} and genr!Lmen, we Jre here toda}' ro rake
parr 10 ,, ,-ery •mp<.>rtJnt ceremony The
p.1vihon wh1ch will nse on this Site will serve to remind
I of us rh.u ..1 l3.r}!t' me.1sun: of Amcric.1· s suCCl"SS
from the religwus freedom we enjoy.
I should hke first ro present Mr. Hobson F. Miller.
dtstln,l!liiShed ch.urman of the Commirree for Chrisri.m
Suence Aniv1t1es .1t the World's Fa1r.
HOHSON F MILLER Th.tnk you. Amh.tss.tdor. We
wdl "l'"n this joyous <K<-"'"" with .1 hymn. I sh.dl
rhe 11m of hymn .md then we will he led by
Mr. Ri,h.trd Wrightson.
·Thou wiH"e .dmtghty Word., h.H" .md d.uknes-; he.1rd
:\nd rook rhe.r hur us. we huml->ly pr.ty
And "hne the (;ospel-d.ty 'heth nor 1ts ,l!lorious r.1y.
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Friends, on behalf of the members o{ the execurn·e
committee for Christian Science Activities at the World's
Fair, on behalf of the members of the various committees
who ha,-e done so much to bring our objective to fruition.
and on behalf of the World's Fair Corporation who so
kindly provided this tenr and these tine facilities--
greer you.
Our participation in this World's Fair is in .!Lcord with
rhe purpose of Christian Science. which is ro heal the
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.lte the race. Mary B.1ker Eddy. Discm·erer
.md Founder of Chnsrian Science, was so dl'votc:d to peace
"" e.trrh .ll1d the brotherhood of mJ.n thJ.t she pr.1yed
daily for the pacification of all national ditticulties. for
the bwtherhood of nun. ior the end of idolarry .md
infidelity, and for rhe growth and establishmenr of Chm
The Chicago World's Fair in 189:'> included a Parlia-
ment of Religion where .111 J.ddress on Christian Science
written by Mrs. Eddy was read by Judge Septimus J.
Hanna. Judge Hanna was inrroduced by J non-Christian
Scienrist, the Honor.1ble Charles Carrol Bonney. presidenr
of rhe World's Congress Auxiliary, who once in his
remarks before that body: "No more srriking mmifestJ.-
[lon of the lnlt:rposirion of dn·ine Prm·idencc: in hum.m
Cover: The Christian Science Pavilion, designed by Edward Durell Stone, showing its seven-pointed star roof. The pavilion
will be set in a pool with fountains interspersed. The separate building will house a reading room.

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affairs has come in recent years than thJ.t shown in the
raising up of rhe body of people known as Christi,m
Scientists, who are called ro d<.:clare the re.II
between religion and science, and to restore rhe waning
f.tirh of many in the verities of rhe s.1cred Scriptures."
Thar is also from "Miscellaneous Writings" hy M.1ry
Baker Eddy.
How prophetic wJ.s this sr.ttement' Today. rhe hJ.rmony
between religion J.nd science bl'comes more .ll1d more
apparenr. The great advances in spacl' exploration hint
the infinite nJ.lllre of God's universe, bur J.s Christ Jesus
declared. "The kingdom of God is wirhm you." Th,lt is
in Luke. Therefore. the rrue universe is nor ro be found
in space. While: rime and sp.1C<: may seem w sepJ.ratc: men
from each other, the speed oi rravc:l J.nd communication
brings them closer to each other. foretelling the recogni-
tion of one universal family. or brotherhood. Christian
Science IS indeed opening men's minds to the real har-
mony between religion and science. ,ll1d is giving to the
world the h1ghesr sense of sul'nL<: - sp1riru.d Science:. or
Christ Science.
The fJ.ith of nuny 111 the Scriptures .. ts Mr.
Bonney I'll! it. h,;s been restored fnr millions by ChristiJ.n
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erswn of the Holy Scriptures c!J.ily. and it is .1
he.Ktm ro light their parhs and govern their Ji,es. An
. lf[icll' in the "ChristiJ.O Herald" some: years ago sured
Signalling the bulldozer driver to officially break ground for
the start of the Christian Science Pavilion are: (left to right)
Ralph E. Wagers, President of The Mother Church, The First
Church of Christ, Scientist, in Baston, Mass., Robert Moses,
president of the Fair, Hobson F. Miller, chairman of the
Christian Science Committee for the Fair and Edward Durell
Stone, architect of the pavilion .
Robert Moses, Fair president, presents the official World's
Fair medal to Ralph E. Wagers, as Hobson F. Miller looks on.

rh.H hec.1use of Chnsu.m Science rhe Bibie Is more
rc.1d rh.1n en:r before
\X'hen we open rhc doors of rhis Chrisrt.ln Snen,,·
P.l\ ilion. we will 1111 tte millions of people w lOme in
.1nd dnnk Jc,ply of Jesus· refresh111g in1·ir.uion "Coml
umo llll' .. dl yc rh.u l.thor .mJ .tre he.l\·1· l.tden .. md I
'"II .t.:" c 1 "" rnt · 1 )
\X'Hh rhc use of modern rechn•gues in ,lLJdru-Yi'iu.d
l'r'·"·nt.HI!lll, ,-isHors ro rhis !"'"ilion will he .tff.,rded con-
' lllllll,l: .1nd Jo,umemed e1 1cknce rlur UHIIHless rhous.tnch
td j"t·r ... tllh rhc.: t{;.lChings (If rhc cx-
pl.uncd 111 ( hnsr1.1n Sclt.:nct.: found _Jco;us· prom"'''
dpplll.1hk to .til needs
In doo;mg. a IS tirrmg ro he remmded rh.H rhc d.uh
... nf rht: Rt:iJ.t:.Jous P.Lrh.unc:nr 10 ( hzt:.1go \Tr<..
"f'l'llt.:d h .1 Pruresr.uu usmg .1 l' from rhe
pen of .\l.m· lhkt:r Eddy. known ro t:\l'r\ ( s, ,.
em"r ·" rhc f),,,h Pr.tycr
'Thv klll,t.:dom u•me .· kr rhcc of ,In 111L: Truth.
L1fe.. tnd Lo\t: he est.tbli'>ht:d 111 1111.: .• tnd rule our of
nll' .dl '"' .. md nuy Thy \lord cnn,h rhe .ttfec·r,ons of
.1il nunk111LI. .md gmcrn rhcm '"
lr i' 1111 pk.l'>ure now w mrrodl!le w 1ou rhe mccmhcrs
of rhc l'Xl'llHI\T lOmmmec. Mrs. Muriel . .\lr s,hm1dr . .\lr. George Sweetser . .\lr. John Young.
. mel our \ orkm,t.: sutf who h.l\·e done .1 tremendous job
,\[ r. Gil Roh1n,on. ollr gcnu.d m.uu,t.:c:r; M1ss Je.m Els1e
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linger, Mr. Robinson's secretary; and Mrs. Mildred
Miller .. 1 1·olunteu worker who ukes ure of our hooks
RICHARD PATTERSON: you. :\lr. Miller.
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try much impressed hy I'd like ro present
for .1 bow rwo of my colk.tgues in the World's Mr.
\X' Berns .md Mr. Allen Beach, who extremely
11nporr.tnt dep.trrmenrs m rh1s huge org.tniz.uinn.
L1dies .md gc·nrkmen. I now present rhe presidenr
of The l\.lorher (burch. The f!fst Church of Chrisr. S.:ien-
'"' m Bo,tol! :\lr R.dph F WJ.gers
RALPH E. WAGERS GDod .lfrernoon. my fnt:nds.
The New York \X
orld's F.ur, in which 1t is nur ple.lSure
ro p.1rt1cip.ue. must impress rht: world with rhe grear
possihiliti<:s of .1 free people dedicated ro rhe usk of
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en rights of indiYiduals to del'elop rhcir
ralcms .md usefulness for the good of all. While the
scie-ntific achicl'emem of men throughout rhe world
during rhe past century has been nothing less than
stardmg, rhe splfitual achieYemems of egually dedic.ued
indil'idu.ds are bringing the teachings of our gre.u Masrer,
Christ Jesus, our of the realm of doctrines and creeds imo
rhc of demonstrable dll·ine Snence.
In this ct:mury, and in this coumry. there has appeared
a interpretation of the Master's teachings--
cast in the role of scientific Christianity. Mary Baker Eddy
is widely recognized for the great ser.·ice she has rendered
ro the cause of mankind in general, and of Christianity
in particular. She stares in her book "Miscellaneous Wrir-
mgs·· · "Th1s a!!-e is reaching our rowards the perfect
Principle of .1ll things; is pushing towards perfecrion in
an. inl'ention, and manufacture. Why then shouid religion
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er do to he behind rhe
rimes in things most essemial, which proceed from the
standard of right that regulates human destiny. Human
skill but foreshadows what is next to appeJ.r as its dil'ine
ongm. Proportionately as we p.ut with maren.d. systems
and theories, personal doctrines meekh to
ascend the hill of Science. shall we re.Kh the nux1mum
of perfection in all things ...
It is fitting that ChristiJn Science should take i£s pl.lle
with other Christian churches in poinring om rhJt rhis
nation h.1s and wdl maimain, Jts as H
recognizes ever more clearly that a society can endure
only as ir is based upon an acknowlc:dgmenr of rhe
supremacy of God, Spirit, and His e1·er unfoldmg purpose
for man. Thank you.
RICHARD P A TIERSON; And now I the honor
w presem rhe administrative genius of rhe New York
World's Fair, rhe Honorable Robert Moses .
ROBERT MOSES: Ambassador Patterson, and friends.
I'm sorry that Gene Taliaferro isn't here. He was one oi

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