Box# 33

Folder# 637
World's Fair
Corporation: Board of
Directors Meeting
Minutes
1962- 1963
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JANUARY 17, 1962
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the New
York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was held in the
Administration Building, Flushing Meadow, on Wednesday,
January17, 1962at11:30A. M.
Present were the following:
James B. Black
William H. Burkhart
Selig S. Burrows
Myron M. Cowen
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr.
Raymond C. Deering
Orvil E. Dryfoos
Mrs. Tobe C. Davis
Charles E. Eble
G. S. Eyssell
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Farrington
Robert D. L. Gardiner
Ira H. Genet
Paolino Gerli
Thomas M. Goodfellow
·Harry E. Gould
Peter Grimm
Wallace K. Harrison
Huntington Harliord
Stanley Hope
George Hyam
Joseph H. King
Alan G. Kirk
Douglas Leigh
Mrs. Oswald Lord
Dr. Julius Mark
Charles B. McCabe
Rev. Laurence J. McGinley
William H. Morton
Robert Moses
Thomas J. Miley
WilliamS. Paley
J. Anthony Panuch
Richard C. Patterson
William E. Potter
Charles F. Preusse
Clifton W. Phalen
Frederick W. Richmond
Harold Riegelman
John A Roosevelt
Alex Rose
Samuel I. Rosenman
William A. Shea
George E. Spargo
Thomas J. Shanahan
Mrs. Marietta Tree
H. C. Turner
Norman K. Winston
Also present were the following who attended by invitation
pending their formal confirmation as directors:
Miss Jean Dalrymple
Dr. James M. Hester
Ron. Paul R. Screvane
The following were also present:
Reuben Lazarus, representing Joseph F. Carlino, mrector
F. C. Buckhout, representing Henry Luce, Director
deVeaux Smith, representing David Rockefeller, Director
John A. Blum, representing Jack Straus, Director
Hon. Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks
W. Earle Andrews
Guy F. Tozzoli
ArthurS. Hodgkiss
Carol Lyttle
James G. Caravello, U. S. I. A
Miss Lynn Throckmorton, C. B. S.
J. E. Weldy, General Electric Co.
as well as officers and staff members of the Fair Corporation
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr. acted as Chairman of the meeting and
Ernestine R. Haig as Secretary.
Mr. Deegan welcomed the directors and introduced Mr. James
B. Black of San Francisco and Mrs. Elizabeth P. Farrington of Hawaii,
two of our out-of-town directors.
AGENDA ITEM 1. Approval of minutes of
Directors meeting
November 1, 1961
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
unanimously
RESOLVED, that the reading of the minutes
of the Directors
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Meeting held on November 1, 1961
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is dispensed with, and the minutes and all
acts of the Bpard performed at such meeting
as set forth in such minutes are ratified and
approved.
AGENDA ITEM 2. Submission of minutes of Executive
Committee meetings of October 17,
November 16 and December 18, 1961
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
unanimously
RESOLVED, that the reading of the minutes
of the Executive Committee meetings held on
October 17, November 16 and December 18, 1961
is dispensed with, and the minutes and all acts of
the Executive Committee performed at such meet-
ings as set forth in the minutes are ratified and
approved.
AGENDA ITEM 3. Addition to Executive Committee
Mr. Deegan introduced Han. Paul R. Screvane,
President of the City Council, as a new and distinguished member of
the Executive Committee.
AGENDA ITEM 4. Fourth Progress Report
g. Opening statement
Mr. Deegan stated that the Fair's Fourth
Progress Report had been released today, that a copy had been given
to each of the directors present, and that copies were being sent to all
directors and members.
The President stated that the progress made
to date assures that the Fair will open on schedule.
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.Q. Financial status
Mr. Spargo, Chairman of the Finance
Committee, reported on the present status of the subscriptions and
pledges to the $40, 000, 000 of Fair notes, as well as on the current
cash position of the corporation, including a summary of income and
disbursements; He stated that a detailed financial statement was
available for the examination of any director interested in a break-
down of the figures.
_g. United States Exhibit
Mr. Moses reported that Hon. Hickman Price,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and Hon. Herbert W. Klotz, Assistant
to Secretary Hodges, had visited the Fair last week to view the model
and progress film and had later met with the Advisory Committee on the
United States Exhibit appointed by Secretary Hodges.
Mr. Preusse reported that Hon. Oscar W.
Chapman, former Secretary of the Interior, had agreed to serve as
special counsel to the Fair Corporation in connection with the develop-
ment of the United States Exhibit and related matters.
g. Allocation of space
Industrial and special
Mr. Panuch stated that as of this date 22
agreements of lease covering industrial and special exhibits had been
executed on which down payments in excess of $2,000,000 had been
received. He also reported on other leases presently in negotiation.
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e. Allocation of space
Transportation area
Mr. Guy Tozzoli of The Port of New York
Authority reported on the leases signed to date in the transportation
area, and on others in prospect including a multiple exhibit known
as the Transportation and Travel Pavilion, a marine center, and an
Aerospace Pavilion.
t International participation
Mr. Beach of the International Division re-
ported that 64 nations (including world organizations) have indicated
they will participate. Over 70% of them have selected sites.
g. State exhibits
Gen. Potter reported that 30 states had
indicated their intent to participate and that formal agreements of
participation had already been signed with Puerto Rico and New
Jersey.
h· Report on concessions
and operations
Mr. Constable reported that all service and
maintenance contracts, and approximately 80% of the proposed
concession contracts, have been signed. This does not include the
concessions in the Lake area, which are the subject of Judge Rosenman's
report.
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Mr. Constable also reported on progress
at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
1 Lake area
Judge Rosenman stated that lease agreements
were in active negotiation or nearing conclusion for a number of
concessions in the Lake area, including a theatre, a circus, a,
Fisherman's Wharf restaurant, aJld a Frontier Town.
j_. Fair Corporation construction
contracts 1961 and 1962
Gen. Potter reported that these Fair Corpora-
tion construction contracts are on schedule and that approximately 12
exhibitors will start construction between April and June of this year.
He further stated that the contract for the
Security Building to house the police and fire headquarters, the
infirmary and other services will be let shortly.
f. Parks Department construction
contracts 1961 and 1962
Mr. W. Earle Andrews, Engineering Consultant
to the Fair, stated that contracts let by the Park Department in 1961
for permanent improvements at the Fair grounds were 46% complete
and that the Fair will be able to service the exhibitors who will begin
construction in 1962.
He further stated that plans for the contracts
to be let by the Park Department in 1962 were on schedule and that the
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$8,000,000 approved by the Board of Estimate for work scheduled
in 1962 has been provided for in the Capital Budget.
l· Arterial program
Mr. Arthur Hodgkiss, Asst. General
Manager of the Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority, reported
that to date contracts totaling approximately $100, 000, 000 have been
awarded in connection with the arterial program in the vicinity of the
Fair, and that the remaininrJ 2 contracts will be awarded in February
and March of this year. All work will be completed before the opening
of the Fair in April 1964.
Mr. Hodgkiss further reported on the pro-
gress of outlying arteries under construction, such as the second deck
of the George Washington Bridge, the bridge across the Harlem River,
and the Narrows Bridge, which wi11 further facilitate access to the Fair.
m_. Flushing Bay program
and marina
Mr. Moses stated that a report on this item
will be available at t11e next meeting of the Board of Directors.
g. 1. Stadium
2. Queens Botanical Gardens
3. City Exhibit
Hon. Newbold Morris, Commissioner of
Parks, stated that construction of the Stadium is on schedule, and it
will be ready for the 1963 baseball season. It is hoped that the trials
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for tile United States teams for the Olympic games to be held in
Japan in the fall of 1964 will take place at the Stadium.
He further stated that the agreement between
tile City, tile Fair Corporation, and the Queens Botanical Garden Society
for tile new botanical garden was ready for submission to the Board of
Estimate. Work on the garden is progressing on schedule.
Comm. Morris also reported that the New
York City World's Fair Commission will meet shortly to consider the
design and plans for an Ice Show in U1e City Building, and the re-
conditioning of the exterior of the Building.
Q. Public Relations program
Mr. Berns revlewed the Fair's programs
for servicing the nation and the world with news of the Fair.
He further stated that the second progress film
is being edited and will be released shortly. Arrangements are being
made for a special showing of the film to the directors.
AGENDA ITEM 6. Next meeting of the
Board of Directors
It was agreed that the next meeting of the
Board of Directors will be held on May 17, 1962 at 11:30 A lvL
Mr. Selig S. Burrows, a director of the
Fair Corporation, proposed that the minutes of the meeting record a
salute to the Executive Committee for its significant contributions to
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the Fair's progress to date. It was the sense o_f the meeting that
this should be done.
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned.
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NEW YORK WORLD'S CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING M£AOOW PARK
FLUSHII'IG 52. N.Y. • TELEPHONE-AREA CODE 212 • WF 4·1964 • CABLE AODREsS"WORLDSFA!R"
I'IACE TotiiOUOH
Ulc01Ut8TANOINO
ROBERT MOSES
I'RlSibiNT
705 DAYS TO OPENING OF F Affi
AGENDA
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 17, 1962
11:00 A. M.
ITEM 1, Approval of minutes of Directors
meeting of January 17, 1962
/AGENDA ITEM 2. Submission of minutes of Executive
Committee meetings of JarlUary 17,
February 9, March 16 and April 16
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1962
/AGENDA ITEM 3, Fifth Progress Report
/ !- Opening statement, including additions to
Executive Committee-Ralph J. Bunche,
Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr. and Mary W. Lasker
/.Q. Financial status
/£.United States Exhibit
/g. Industrial Section
v .§.. Transportation Section
./ Presentation of model
General Motors Exhibit
\/"j. Marina, Marine Exhibit and Flushing
Bay program
/ g_. Foreign participatiQn
/ h· State Exhibits
Mr. Moses
Mr. Spargo
Representative
Delaney
Mr. Stone
Mr. Tobin
Mr. Tozzoli
Leroy Kiefer
Executive
Industrial Design
General Motors
Mr. Tozzoli
Mr. Shapiro
Mr. Beach
Gen. Potter
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTER NATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
F'LUSHINO 52, N.Y. • TELEPHONE· AREA CoD£ 212 • WF' 4·1964 • CABLE AI:IDRESS "WORLDSF'AIR"
HAC& THIIOUCH
UN0&118T4NI>INO
v'1 Concessions and Operations
1 Lake Area
/ !· Sports and Cultural Programs
1. Olympic Trials
2. Lincoln Center for the
, Performing Arts
Corporation construction
1962-1963
/m. Parks Department construction
1962-1963
Arterial Program
/
L City Exhibit
vl-L• Stadium
Queens Botanical Gardens
Public Relations Program
AGENDA ITEM 4. Other business
Resolutions:
1. Grover Whalen
2. William G. Graham
AGENDA ITEM 5, Next meeting Board of Directors
September 12, 1962
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May 7, 1962
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Slides of new concept
Power and Light Exhibit
Board Room
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ROBERT MOSES
PAESIDII:NT
Mr. Constable
Judge Rosenman
Mr. Constable
Gen. Potter
Mr. Andrews
Mr. Hodgkiss
Commissioner Morris
Mr. Berns
Gen. Potter
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
FLUSHING 152, N.Y. • TEL£PHONE·AREA CODE 212 • WF 4·19e4 • CABLE AoDRESSwWORLOSFAIR"
II'CACIITHIIOUCIH
UIIOI:ItiTANDINO
705 DAYS TO OPENING OF FAIR
AGENDA
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 17, 1962
11:00 A.M.
AGENDA ITEM 1. Approval of minutes of Directors
meeting of January 17, 1962
AGENDA ITEM 2, Submission of minutes of Executive
Committee meetings of January 17,
February 9, March 16 and April16, 1962
AGENDA ITEM 3, Fifth Progress Report
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g. Opening statement, including additions to
Executive Committee-Ralph J. Bunche,
Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr. and Mary W, Lasker
.Q. Financial status
£. United States Exhibit
g. Industrial Section
§.. Transportation Section
Presentation of model
General Motors Exhibit
1· Marina, Marine Ex..l-Ubit and Flushing
Bay program
g. Foreign participation
,h. State Exhibits
ROBERT MOSE:S
PillS I DENT
Mr. Moses
Mr. Spargo
Representative
Delaney
Mr. Stone
Mr. Tobin
Mr. Tozzoli
Leroy Kiefer
Executive
Industrial Design
General Motors
Mr. Tozzoli
Mr. Shapiro
Mr. Beach
Gen. Potter
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NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AT FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
F'LUSHINO 52. N.Y. • TELEPHONE ·AREA CoDE 212 • WF 4·1964 • CABLE Al:IDREIIS"WORLDSF'AIR"
NAtl: TH..OUOH
UNOt:lltSTANDINO
1 Concessions and Operations
1 Lake Area
~ . Sports and Cultural Programs
1. Olympic Trials
2. Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts
1 Fair Corporation construction
1962-1963
.!!k Parks Department construction
1962-1963
.!!· Arterial Program
.Q. City Exhibit
Stadium
Queens Botanical Gardens
12· Public Relations Program
AGENDA ITEM 4. Other business
Resolutions:
1. Grover Whalen
2. William G. Graham
AGENDA ITEM 5. Next meeting Board of Directors
September 12, 1962
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May 7, 1962
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Slides of new concept
Power and Light Exhibit
Board Room
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ROBERT MOSES
PAISIDitMT
Mr. Constable
Judge Rosenman
Mr. Constable
Gen. Potter
Mr. Andrews
Mr. Hodgkiss
Commissioner Morris
Mr. Berns
Gen. Potter
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SEPTEMBER 12, 1962
A reqular meeting of the Board of Directors of the New York
World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was held at the Fair site, Flushing
Meadow Park, Queens, on Wednesday, September 12, 1962 at 11 A. M.
Present were the following Directors:
Robert E. Blum
Benjamin Botwinick
Selig S. Burrows
Elmer A. Carter
Emanuel Geller
L. Gary Clemente
Myron M. Cowen
Lloyd H. D:tlzell
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr.
Raymond C. Deering
James J. Delaney
Orvi.l E. Dryfoos
Charles E. Eble
F. M. Flynn
Paolino Ger li
Bernard F. Gimbel
Peter Grimm
Huntington Hartford
Roy W. Howard
George Hyam
Devereux C. Josephs
Grayson Kirk
Walter E. Kolb
I. Robert Kriendler
Eleanor Lar.nbert
Robert Lehman
Douglas Leigh
being a quorum.
Mrs. Oswald B. Lord
Rev. j'ttli us Mark
Thomas Jefferson Miley
MacNeil Mitchell
GeorgeS. Moore
Eugene Mori
Robert Moses
Arthur H. Motley
Carroll V. Newsom
Iva s. V. Patcevi.tch
Richard C. Patterson, Jr.
Samuel R. Pierce
Charles Poletti
Jacob S. Potofsky
William E. Potter
Charles F. Preusse
Harold Riegelman
John D. Rockefeller m
Samuel I. Rosenman
Stanley M. Rumbough
Joseph T. Sharkey
William A. Shea
George S. Spargo
Lief J. Sverdrup
William J. Tracy
Marietta Tree
Thomas J. Watson
Also present were the following who attended by invitation pending
their formal confirmation as directors:
Mrs. Dexter 0. Arnold
Lloyd K. Allen
Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr.
Jean Dalrymple
Vincent deRoulet
Sidney A. Edwards
Mrs. Denny Griswold
The following were also present:
Miss Dorothy Liebes
Richard L. Maloney, Jr.
Lewis A. McMurran
Paul R. Screvane
Jarvis Slade
Hulett C. Smith
Ralph I. Straus
David Tishman
Hon. Norman K. Winston, United States Commissioner
George J. Rothwell, Deputy United States Commissioner
J. Stewart Baker, representing D1.vid Rockefeller, Director
Raymond C. Daley, representing LouR. Crandall, Director
Reuben Lazarus, representing Joseph F. Carlino, Director
Arthur Levitt, Jr., representing Arthur Levitt, Director
Arthur Whyte, Jr., representing Harry E. Gould, Director
Hon. Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks
Dr. William Schuman, President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
John V. Thornton, Esq.
as well as officers, staif members and consultants of the Fair Corporation.
Also present by invitation were wives of some of the directors, New
York State and City officials, members of several of the State Fair Commissions,
representatives of exhibitors and other participants and potential participants
tn the New York World's Fair, and other guests.
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr., acted as Chairman of the meeting and
Ernestine R. Haig as Secretary.
Mr. Deegan opened the meeting with a brief summary of progress since
the last meeting of the Board on May 17, 1962, and stated that a detailed report
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of progress was contained in the 5th Progress Report issued today, a copy
of which had been presented to all those present.
Mr. Deegan further reported on the program for advance sale of
admission tickets to the Fair at a discount.
AGENDA ITEM 1. Approval of minutes of Directors
meeting of May 17, 1962
unanimously
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
RESOLVED, that the reading of the minutes
of the Directors' meeting held on May 17, 1962,
is dispensed with and the minutes and all acts
of the Board performed at such meeting, as' set
forth in the minutes, are ratified and approved.
AGENDA ITEM 2. Submission of minutes of Executive
Committee meetings of May 7,
unanimously
June 13, July 11 and August 14, 1962
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
RESOLVED, that the acts of the Executive
Committee at its meetings of May 7, June 13,
July 11 and August 14, 1962, as set forth in the
minutes submitted to this meeting, are ratified
and approved.
AGENDA ITEM 3. Sixth Progress Report
a. Financial status
Mr. Spargo, Chairman of the Finance Committee,
reported on the total receipts and disbUJ'sements from August 1959 to date
and on the current cash posi lion and the accounts payable.
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Mr. Spargo stated that the budget had been re-
viewed recently and found to be $1, 000, 000 over the original budget pre-
pared several years ago. Although this is not too significant in a budget
of $157, 000, 000 steps are being taken to pare down this overage.
b. United States Exhibit
Representative Dllaney reported that the
President had signed the bill appropriating $17, 000, 000 for the Federal
Pavilion at the Fair and that the federal government's agreement of partici-
pation with the Fair Corporation had been executed.
Representative Delaney further stated that it was
anticipated that all required legislation for dredging Flushing Bay and river
would be approved before Congress adjourns.
At this point in the meeting Mr. Deegan intro-
duced Norman K. Winston, the United States Commissioner, and
George J. Rothwell, .D3puty Commissioner.
£· Industrial area
Mr. Stone, Director of the Industrial section,
reported on leases signed in the Industrial area since the last Directors'
meeting, as well as on others under active negotiation, and on various
ceremonies held at the Fair site in connection with the commencement of
exhibitor construction.
£. Transportation area
Mr. Guy Tozzoli, representing the Port of New
York Authority, reported on ~ e a s e s signed in the Transportation area since
May 17, 1962, and showed slides of exhibitor construction in the Transpor-
tation area.
~ · International area
Gov. Poletti, Vice President-International
Affairs and Exhibits, stated that over 60 nations will be represented at the
Fair. He named those countries which have already signed agreements of
participation or will do so shortly. He further stated that an all out effort
is being made to get exhibitors to complete their plans so that amstruction
of all exhibits will be completed by opening day. Gov. Poletti also expressed
his appreciation to those members of the Board of Directors who have given
invaluable assistance to him in his work of arranging for international
participation.
f: State area
Gen. Potter, Executive Vice President, reported
on the number of states that have signed agreements of participation to date
and others that are expected to be signed shortly.
A number of representatives of State Fair
Commissions were present at the meeting and were introduced to the Directors.
Gen. Potter further reported that ground had been
broken for the New York State exhibit, the largest in the State area, and that
most of the other states under contract would start work by the end of 1962.
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.9:· Concessions, Operations
and Sports programs
Mr. Constable, Vice Presidl:!nt-Operations and
Concessions, reported that plans for tbe buildings and other facilities re-
quired to meet the Security, Health, Maintenance and other operational
needs of the Fair are well advanced.
He flll'ther reported on concession and license
agreements executed since the last Directors' meeting and on those which
are expected to be signed shortly.
Mr. Constable further stated that an agreement
was being negotiated between the City of New York, the Fair Corporation
and the United States Olympics Committee for the holding of the Olympic
trials in New York City in 1954.
Mr. Constable also reported on the Fair's work
with museums and other cultural institutions in greater New York.
h· Lake area
Judge Rosenman stated that agreements for several
attractions in the Lake area had already been executed, for example, one
with Amphitheatre, Inc., which will have four water shows a day in the
Amphitheatre, and another for a continental type one-ring circus, and that
others were in active negotiation, including an Indian Village, a Museum of
Comedy, a sky ride and restaurant and a puppet show. He stated that there
will be no lack of diversified entertainment in the Lake area, and reported
that, if all negotiations now in progress are finalized, there will be no
more space available in this area.
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1 Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts
Dr. William Schuman, President of Lincoln
Center for the Performing Arts, reported on the progress of construction
at the Center. He stated that Philharmonic Hall will open on September 23,
1962, that the super structure of the New York State Theatre has been started,
and it will be ready for the opening of the Fair. He referred to various
programs which are now being arranged for the 1964-1965 season. The
new Metropolitan Opera House will not be ready untill965, but in 1964 at
the present Metropolitan Opera House a special program is being arranged
in connection with the World's Fa:r. Slides were shown of construction at
the Center and of the buildings as they will look when completed.
1: Fair construction
Gen. Potter referred to the extensive construction
going on at the Fair grounds. The 1061 Fair construction program is almost
completed and except for one item, the lllth Street Bus terminal, the 1962
program has been advertised and awarded. The 1963 program is well along
in design. Slides of some of this construction were shown.
Gen. Potter further reported that utility service
to exhibitors' construction sites was largely completed.
At this point in the meeting, the Chairman re-
ferred to the Fair's association with the United States Steel Corporation in
connection with the Unisphere, the symbol of the Fair which was contributed
by the Steel Corporation. He introduced to the directors Austin J. Paddock,
Administrative Vice President of the Steel Corporation.
k . .D:!parbnent of Parks
- Engineering and Construction
Mr. Earle Andrews, Engineering consultant,
reported on the status of construction in connection with the appropriation
by the City of New York of $24, 000, 000 in three annual instalments for the
construction of permanent underground improvements at Flushing Meadow
Park. Contracts totaling $9, 353, 856 are under construction, contracts
totaling $833, 882 have been advertised for bids, and contracts totaling
$3, 350, 000 are awaiting approval of the Board of Estimate. Work for the
remaining balance of the $24, 000, 000 is under design.
1 Flushing Bay development
Mr. Sidney Shapiro, Fair consultant, reported
on the progress and present status of the Flushing Bay development. He
stated that the definitive contract will be signed shortly with Marinas of the
Future, Inc. for the construction of a modern marina and boating center to
accommodate small crafts, yachts and excursion boats which will bring
visitors to the Fair by water.
m. Arterial program
Mr. Hodgkiss, consultant on the arterial program,
stated that all major contracts, totaling $120,000, 000 for the arterial pro-
gram in the vicinity of and leading to the Fair, have been let. All but three
of these contract..-:; are on schedule and steps have been taken to get the
lagging contracts back on schedule.
Mr. Hodgkiss fu:rther stated that the Verrazano-
Narrows Bridge will open early in 1965.
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n. Stadiwn
- Queens Botanical Gardens
City Exhibit
Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks,
reported, with the aid of slides, on the construction progress and present
status of the Queens Botanical Gardens and the new stadium. He stated
that the stadium will be completed in time for the opening of the 1963
baseball season and the Botanical Gardens prior to the opening of the Fair.
Commissioner Morris also discussed the
New York City exhibit in the City Building, which will include an ice show
directed by Dick Button, and a large detailed model of the five boroughs
of the City.
Q· Fountain program
Mr. Donald Oenslager, consultant on fountains,
reported that, in addition to other fountains and pools which will be part of
individual exhibits, the Fair has a program for eight major fountains. The
Pool of Industry, facing the Unisphere, will be a focal point of the Fair and
will be the center of a spectacular water and fireworks show every night.
Mr. A, K. Morgan, consultant on fountains,
explained the manner of operation of this fountain.
£· Public Relations and
Communications program
Mr. Berns, Vice President-Communications
and Public Relations, reviewed the program for publicizing the Fair through
various media. He stated that plans were underway for making the World's
Fair the focal point of the Maci s Thanksgiving D3.y parade in 1963 and for
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the Fair's Preview Day in April 1963.
AGENDA ITEM 4. Other business
AGENDA ITEM 5. Annual meeting of
Members and Directors
The Chairman announced that the Annual meeting
of Members and Directors was scheduled to be held at the Fair site on
November 1, 1962, at 11 A. M., followed by lunch.
The President closed the meeting with a brief
statement. He paid tribute to the members of the Executive Committee
and the Board of Directors and to the Fair consultants and staif for their
contriputions to the progress to date.
There being no further business, the meeting
adjourned for lunch.
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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APRn.. 22, 1963
A regular meetinq of the Board of Directors of the New York
World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was held at the Fair site, Flushing
Meadow Park, Queens, on Monday, April 22, 1963, at 11:00 A. M.,
preceded by a bus tour of the Fair grounds at 10:00 A. M.
Present were the following Directors:
Lloyd K. Allen
Vincent G. Barnett
Robert E. Blum
Benjamin Botwinick
Frederic H. Brandi
Peter J. Brerman
Charles P.• Buckley, Jr.
Selig S. Burrows
Mario J. Cariello
Elmer A. Caxter
Edward F. Cavanagh, Jr.
L. Gary Clemente
Myron M. Cowen
Jean Dalrymple
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr.
James J. Delaney
Vincent deRoulet
Morton Downey
Harold J. Drescher
Charles E. Eble
Sidney A. Edwards
Robert D. L. Gardiner
Bernard F. Gimbel
Thomas M. Goodfellow
Peter Grimm
Mrs. Denny Griswold
Seymour Halpern
Wallace K. Harrison
John E. Heyke, Jr.
Roy W. Howard
George Hyam
FlichardL. Jones,Jr.
Kenneth B. Keatinq
Joseph H. Kinq
Alan G. Kirk
Eleanor Lambert
Mrs. Albert D. Lasker
Mrs. Oswald B. Lord
Rev. Laurence J. McGinley
Lewis A. McMurran, Jr.
Michael J. Merkin
Mrs. William B. Meyer
MacNeil Mitchell
George S. Moore
Eugene Mori
Robert Moses
Arthur H. Motley
H. Bruce Palmer
Flicha.rd C. Patterson, Jr.
Alfred E. Perlman
Charles Poletti
William E. Potter
Charles F. Preusse
Roland L. Redmond
Frederick W. Richmond
Harold Riegelman
Mrs. Ralph K. Robertson
Anna M. Rosenberg
Samuel I. Roseruna.n
Paul R. Screva.ne
William A. Shea
Hulett C. Smith
belnq a quorwn.
Joseph P. Spang, Jr.
George E. Spargo
David Tishrnan
William J. Tracy
Anthony J. Travia
Harry Van Arsdale, Jr.
David A. Werblin
Alexander M. White
Mrs. Wendell Willlde
Joseph Zaretzld.
Also present were the following who attended by invitation pending
their formal confirmation as Directors:
John G. Hagan
Miss Dorothy Height
Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman
Louis J. Marion
The following also were present:
John J. McCloy
Mrs. Ernesta G ~ Procope
Gene Twmey
James L. Watson
Hon. Norman K. Winston, United States Commissioner
Dr. William Schwnan, President, Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts
Hon. Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks
Reuben Lazarus, representing Joseph F. Carlino, Director
Robert R. Mathews, representing Howard L. Clarke, Director
Arthur G. Whyte, representing Harry E. Gould, Director
John B. Goodman, representing Ralph C. Gross, Director
V. J. Brosnahan, representing Henry R. Luce, Director
J. T. Horris, representing Clifton W. Phalen, Director
Leo J. Pierre, representing David Rockefeller, Director
Eugene von Wening, representing H. c. Turner, Jr., Director
John V. Thornton, Esq.
as well as officers, staff members and consultants of the Fair Corporation.
Also present by lnvi tation were members of several of the State Fair
Commissions, representatives of participants and prospective participants
in the Fair, and other guests.
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Thomas J. Deeqan, Jr. , acted as Chairman of the meeting and
Ernestine R. Haiq as Secretary.
The meeting opened with a message from President Kennectr from
the White House. He dialed" 1-9-6-4" on a special push-button telephone
which also acti.vated the "count-down machine" on the Fair qrounds. The
machine will automatically record the number of days, hours, minutes
and seconds until the Fair opens. The remarks of President Kennedy
were as follows:
"Mr. Deegan, Mr. Moses, Mr. Winston, members
of the Board of Directors, quests, and builders of the New
York World's Fair: In December I attended your qround-
breakinq ceremonies and 366 days from today I plan to at-
tend your openinq. New York City's endeavor is certain
to compare to the qreatest fairs that the world has seen.
During the two six-months' periods of operation,
close to 75 million people will have an opportunity to visit
the various exhibits and will have a chance to see what the
United States Government and foreign governments, what
the industries of this countxy and other countxies, most of
all what the people of this country and other countries can
do, what they can accomplish, what they have done in the
past and what they will do in the world if qiven the oppor-
tunity to work in an era of peace and understandinq.
We have a deadline to meet and by dialinq 1-9-6-4
I launch the final phase of this qreat effort. "
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr., Chairman of the meeting, referred to the
construction proqress at the Fair which the Directors observed on the bus
tour precedinq the meeting and stated that a detailed report of progress
was contained in Progress Report No. 8 issued today. A copy of the
report was distributed to all present.
Mr. Deeqan also stated that as of this date the Fair had ap-
proximately $500, 000 in hand from the advance sale of admission
tickets and that the long range objective is $10, 000,000 in advance ticket
sales by openinq date, one year from today. Ji this objective is reached,
it will be a record accomplishment in the history of World's Fairs.
AGENDA rrEM 1. Approval of minutes of
Annual Directors meeting
January 24, 1963
unanimously
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
RESOLVED, that the readinq of the
minutes of the Directors meetinq held on
January 24, 1963is dispensed with, and the
minutes and all acts of the Board performed
at such meeting, as set forth in such minutes,
are ratified and approved.
AGENDA rrEM 2. Submission of minutes of
Executive Committee meetings
of January 24 and February 28,
1963.
unanimously
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
RESOLVED, that the readinq of the minutes
of the Executive Committee meetings held on
January 24 and February 28, 1963 is dispensed
with, and the minutes and all acts of the
Executive Committee performed at such meet·
ings, as set forth in these minutes, are ratified
and approved.
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AGENDA ITEM 3. Financial Report
Mr. Spargo, Chairman of the Finance Committee,
reported on the receipts and disbursements from August 1959 to Apr1116,
1963 and on the current cash position and accounts payable.
AGENDA ITEM 4. Terrace Club report
Mr. Guy F. Tozzoli announced on behalf of the
Board of Governors of The Terrace Club the establishment of corporate
membership, the details of which will be mailed shortly to members of
the Club and those who have been invited to join.
Mr. Tozzoli reported that the construction of
the Heliport Building at the Fair, where The Terrace Club will be located,
is ahead of schedule. It is anticipated that the Club will open in the
middle of October, 1963.
AGENDA ITEM 5. Lake Area
Judge Rosenman reported that, with the excep-
ti.on of about 100, 000 square feet, the entire Lake Area is rented. Judg-
ing by the active competition for the remaining space, the area will be
fully rented shortly and will provide a maximum of amusement and
diversion without the objectionable features associated with a "midway".
He reviewed some of the attractions now scheduled.
AGENDA ITEM 6. Flushing Bay Development
and Marina
Mr. Sidney Shapiro, Fair Consultant, reported
on the progress of the Flushing Bay development. The modern Marina,
which will be operated by Marinas of the Future, Inc. will beqln
preliminary operation this swnmer.
AGENDA ITEM 7. Arterial Program
Mr. Arthur S. Hodgkiss, Consultant on the
arterial program, reported that the bulk of the work in connection with
the $120, 000, 000 arterial program in the vicinity of the Fair is progressing
satisfactorily. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be in operation early
in 1965.
AGENDA ITEM 8. Plans for post- Fair
Flushing Meadow Park
Mr. W. Earle Andrews, Engineering Consultant,
stated that the plans for the Fair were developed with a view to the post-
Fair period in which Flushing Meadow Park will be the finest recreational
center in the City. In our children's time it will be another Central Park.
In addition to the $24, 000, 000 appropriated by the City for permanent
improvements at Flushing Meadow Park, the Fair Corporation expects
to spend about $11, 000, 000 for restoration of the park after the Fair.
AGENDA ITEM 9. Report of Commissioner
of Parks
Hon. Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks,
reported that the City Building will house a large scale model of New York
City, an ice extravaganza under the direction of Dick Buttons, and a
pictorial history of New York prepared in cooperation with the City museums.
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Commissioner Morris stated that the new
Queens Botanical Garden is 85% complete. He announced that the
permanent name of the new Flushing Bay Marina is "World's Fair
Marina".
AGENDA ITEM 10. World's Fair Program
Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts
Dr. William Schuman, President of L i n c ~ l n
Center for the Performing Arts, outlined the plans for coordinating the
1964 programs at Lincoln Center with the World's Fair. The City
Center Ballet Company will open the New York State Theatre on
April 23, 1964. The theatre is already booked for the entire 1964
season, including performances of the Royal Shakespeare Company and
the Leningrad Ballet. Dr. Schuman also reported on the musical pro-
grams planned for the Philharmonic Hall1964 season and the speciaJ.
1964-season of Shakespeare-inspired operas at the present Metropolitan
Opera House.
Dr. Schuman stated that the Directors of the
Fair Corporation will be invited to the opening of the New York State
Theatre.
AGENDA ITEM 11. Public Relations Program
Mr. Berns, Vice President-Communications
and Public Relations, reviewed the program for publicizing the Fair
through various media. He stated that the World's Fair Progress Film
is being updated with U>well Thomas as narrator.
AGENDA ITEM 12. Resolution on death of
Thomas J. Shanahan
Walter T. Shirley
Mr. Bernard F. Gimbel, Chairman of the
Orqanization Committee, stated that, since the meeting of the Board
of Directors on January 24, 1963, the following Directors had died:
Thomas J. Shanahan
Walter T. Shirley
and moved a resolution expressing sorrow as well as appreciation for
services rendered to the and that the President and
Secretary of the Corporation be authorized and directed to send a copy
of the resolution to the respective families.
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
unanimously
RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of
this Corporation, having heard with profound
regret of the death of Thomas J. Shanahan, a
Director and Member of the Corporation, here-
by express to his family their sorrow and sense
of loss, and their appreciation for the services
rendered to the Corporation by Mr. Shanahan.
RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of
this Corporation, having heard with profound
regret of the death of Walter T. Shirley, a
Director and Member of the Corporation, herby
express to his family their sorrow and sense of
loss, and their appreciation for the services
rendered to the Corporation by Mr. Shirley.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the President
and Secretary of the Corporation are authorized
and directed to so inform the bereaved families.
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AGENDA ITEM 13. Other business
AGENDA ITEM 14. Next meetinq of
Board of Directors
It was unanimously agreed tilat the next
meetinq of tile Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, September
26, 1963, at 11:00 A. M.
The President closed the meeting with a brief
statement as follows:
"I shall sound no discordant notes at the end of
this meeting. Practically all there is to say has been said
or reported. I can only repeat tilat in spite of tile al.arming-
ly few days remaining, tile laqs, delays and obstructions,
the last minute entrants, and the minor tempests and crises
which cannot be anticipated but must be met, we expect to be
ready on April 22nd next year.
There will be no major additions from now on. We
shall concentrate on building and improving the content of
exhibits and services. After the first season, we shall take
stock and plan changes dictated by experience.
Our qoal meanwhile is an attendance figure con-
siderably above the seventy million promised. "
There being no fur er business, the meet-
ing acijourned.
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MINUTES OF THE MEEI'ING OF
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SEPTEMBER 26, 1963
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors of New York
World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation was held at the site of William
A. Shea Stadium, adjacent to the Fair grounds, Queens, New York,
on Thursday, September 26, 1963 at 11:00 A. M.
Present were the following Directors:
John J. Bergen
Robert E. Blum
Peter J. Brennan
Charles P. Buckley, Jr.
Ralph J. Bunche
Selig S. Burrows
Elmer A. Carter
L. Gary Clemente
Myron M. Cowen
Jean Dalrymple
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr.
Vincent deRoulet
Thomas E. Dewey
Frederic W. Ecker
Sidney A. Edwards
G. S. Eyssell
Arlene Francis
William D. Fugazy
Robert D. L. Gardiner
Ira H. Genet
Alan J. Gould
Peter Grimm
Mrs. Denny Griswold
Wallace K. Harrison
Huntington Hartford
Enid A. Haupt
Anna M. Rosenberg Hoffman
Stanley C. Hope
George Hyam
I. Robert Kriendler
Mrs. Albert D. Lasker
Douglas Leigh
Arthur Levitt
George V. McLaughlin
Lewis A. McMurran, Jr.
Michael J. Merkin
Thomas Jefferson Miley
Robert Moses
Mrs. William B. Meyer
Paul Miller
Carroll V. Newsom
William I. Nichols
Ira S. V. Pate evi tch
Richard C. Patterson, Jr.
Charles Poletti
Jacob S. Potofsky
William E. Potter
Frederick W. Richmond
John D. Rockefeller ill
James J. Rorimer
Samuel I. Rosenman
Benjamin S. Rosenthal
Stanley M. Rum bough, Jr.
Paul R. Screvane
William A. Shea
Hulett C. Smith
Ralph W. Seckman
Ralph I. Straus
being a quorum.
Lief J. Sverdrup
David Tishman
Austin J. Tobin .
Marietta Tree
Juan T. Trippe
H. C. Turner, Jr.
Mrs. Wendell Willkie
Also present were the following who attended by invitation pending
their formal confirmation as Directors:
James Bruce
Lewis W. Douglas
Edwin S. Friendly
Henry L. Lambert
Mrs. Herbert H. Lehman
The following were also present:
Rev. Vincent T. O'Keefe
Ernesta G. Procope
Charles H. Silver
Nathan Straus ill
S. Joseph Tankoos
Everett T. Winter
Honorable Robert F. Wagner
Members of the Board of Estimate
John B. Goodman, representing Ralph C. Gross, Director
Reuben A. Lazarus, representing Joseph F. Carlino, Director
R. W. Watt, representing Louis Broido, Director
Thomas R. Wilcox, representing GeorgeS. Moore, Director
as well as John V. Thornton, Esq. and officers, staff members and
consultants of the Fair Corporation.
Also present by invitation were members of several State World';:.
Fair Commissions, representatives of participants and prospective parti-
cipants in the Fair and other guests.
Thomas J. Deegan, Jr. , acted as Chairman of the meeting and
Ernestine R. Haig as Secretary.
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After welcoming those in attendance, including former Governor
Thomas E. Dewey and Mrs. Dewey, the Chairman introduced Honorable
Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of The City of New York. Mayor Wagner's
remarks were as follows:
"Four years seems like a long time ago. I think
I felt much younger then than I do now. But I remember it
very, very vividly when Tom Deegan and Charlie Preusse
met with me in the office at City Hall and we decided to go
ahead with the World's Fair for our city. We all know we
are very fortunate to have one of our great citizens,
Bob Moses, to take on the very difficult and arduous task
of President and fortunately for the city and for all of us
so many of you good people were willing to assume positions
on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and assume
other responsibilities. So that today we can be very proud
of the progress that has been made and the assurance of
Bob Moses and the others that the Fair will open on time
and we know will be a tremendous success in following
through on the theme of the Fair.
Of course we in the city here are tremendously interested
in the Fair, too, because we do feel we are the Capitol City
of the world and therefore should have a great and successful
Fair. But also it means a great deal to us in our economy,
our businesses here and particularly too the fact that so
many, many millions of people will come to see New York
and know New York better and understand New York better.
And therefore I know we all look forward to the opening of
this great Fair. And I want to again pay my respects to
Bob and all the others for their great work in seeing to it
tha.t this Fair is going to open on time in spite of many
viccissitudes and also the fact that these days when things
are scheduled three or four years ahead of time and you are
able to 'hit it on the nose' and have them open at the right
time is a credit to all associated with the Fair. And again
I know in behalf of all our people here in the city we express
our deep thanks to all of you and we look forward to this
great success as something we will all be proud of and the
people of the city will be proud of for many years to come."
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Mr. Deeqan then introduced one of our directors, William A. Shea,
for whom the stadium was named. Mr. Shea reviewed the backgrmmd
of the return of National League baseball to New York. He reported
that the stadium is well on its way to completion and will be ready for
the opening game of the 1964 season.
The Chairman stated that the Mayor, Mr. Moses and others have
been greatly concerned with proper accommodations for the Little League
and that Mr. Dana Mozley of The Daily News would report on behalf of
Mr. F. M. Flynn, Publisher of that newspaper, about the Little League
history and program.
Mr. Mozley stated that The News is very much interested in having
the Little League's World Series held in New York for the next two years
in conjunction with the World's Fair. To that end The News will sponsor
the 1964 Little League World Series. This will be the culmination of a
worldwide tournament in which there will be more than 1, 250, 000 partici-
pants, including 120,000 from metropolitan New York.
The meeting was interrupted at this point for an announcement o:;
Mayor Wagner to the effect that the Board of Estimate had voted unani-
mously this morning to map for park purposes the area adjacent to S h e ~
Stadium where unsightly jW1k yards are now located.
The chairman then commenced to call the formal Agenda.
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AGENDA ITEM 1. Ratification of minutes
Wl8.n.imously
a. Directors Meeting-April 22, 1963
b. Executive Committee Meetings
March 28, April 22, June 7 and
July 15, 1963
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
RESOLVED, that the reading of the
minutes of the Directors meeting held on
April 22, 1963 is dispensed with and the
minutes and all acts of the Board performed
at such meeting, as set forth in such minutes,
are ratified and approved; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the reading
of the minutes of the Executive Committee
meetings held on March 28, April 22, June 7
and July 15, 1963 is dispensed with, and the
minutes and all acts of the EKecutive Committee
performed at such meetings, as set forth in
these minutes, are ratified and approved.
AGENDA ITEM 2. Resolutions - deaths
The Chairman announced that since the last
meeting of the Board of Directors two of our distinguished directors,
both newspaper publishers in the City of New York, had died, Orvil E.
Dryfoos and Alicia Patterson Guggenheim, and requested that the
Directors and their guests rise for a moment of silent tribute.
On motion duly made and seconded, it was
unanimously
RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors
of this Corporation, having heard with pro-
found regret of the death of Orvil E. Dryfoos,
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a Director and Member of the Corpora-
tion, hereby express to his family their
sorrow and sense of loss, and their
appreciation for the services rendered
to the Corporation by Mr. Dryfoos.
RESOLVED, that the Board of
Directors of this Corporation, having
heard with profound regret of the death
of Alicia Patterson Guggenheim, a
Director and Member of the Corporation,
hereby express to her family their sorrow
and sense of loss, and their appreciation
for the services rendered to the Corpora-
tion by Mrs. Guggenheim.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the
President and Secretary of the Corporation
are authorized and directed to so inform
the bereaved families.
AGENDA ITEM 3. Progress Report No. 9
released today
a. Advance Ticket Sales
The Chairman referred to our Progress Report
No. 9, copies of which were presented to all those attending the meeting.
He stated that, as of today, seven months before the opening of the Fair,
1, 000, 000 advance tickets had been sold and that this announcement was
made possible by the purchase during the last 24 hours of 100, 000 tickets
by United Air Lines.
Mr. Homer P. Merchant, Executive Vice
President of United Air Lines, on behalf of W. A. Patterson, President,
and the 31, 000 employees of United Air Lines, presented the Chairman
with a check for $135,000 for these tickets. Mr. Merchant stated the
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check was tangible evidence of United's great interest in the World's Fair
and its intention to promote the Fair throuqhout the nation and the world.
This is' further evidenced by United's two exhibits at the Fair.
Mr. Deegan presented Mr. Merchant with a
plaque evidencinq the purchase of the one millionth ticket. Mr. Deegan
stated that the Fair hopes that when it opens on April 22, 1964, the
advance sale will have reached 10, 000, 000 tickets. If this goal is achieved
it will be a record unique in the history of any event in the world.
AGENDA ITEM 4. Financial report
Erwin Witt, Comptroller of the Fair Corporation,
representing George E. Spargo, Chairman of the Finance Committee, re-
ported that, on recommendation of tbe Finance Committee, approved
by the Executive Committee, the agreements with respect to the World's
Fair Promissory Notes had been amended to provide for short term oank
borrowings, if and when needed, in lieu of the sale of further Notes,
subscriptions to which now total about $30, 000, 000. This proposed
amendment was quickly consented to by over 80% of the noteholders ar.C.
is now in effect.
The Comptroller stated that, based on present
estimates, the Fair Corporation will be able to redeem all outstanding
Notes, meet all its other obligations and have sufficient net revenues to
restore and improve the park.
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AGENDA ITEM 5. International Area
Gov. Poletti, Vice President-International
Affairs and EKhibits, stated that there will be approximately 40 separate
international pavilions at the Fair, in addition to countries which will
exhibit in the International Plaza. A total of about 50 countries will be
represented at the Fair.
AGENDA ITEM 6. Lake Amusement Area
Judge Rosenman reported that all land in the
Lake Amusement Area has been rented and that there are still concessionaires
who Wish to come into the Fair.
He stated that the recent preview of the show
planned for the Amphitheatre by Leon Leonidoff and Meyer Davis was re-
ceived with great enthusiasm by the members of the Executive Committee
and by the press.
AGENDA ITEM 7. Operations and Concessions
Mr. Constable stated that all essential contracts
and concessions under the jurisdiction of the Operations Division have been
let and will be ready when the Fair opens. The estimated income from
these sources is over $16, 000, 000 and may ultimately reach $20, 000, 000.
AGENDA ITEM 8. Transportation Area
a. Terrace Club
Guy F. Tozzoli stated that the Transportation
Area which covers 80 acres or 2, 000, 000 sq. ft. of rentable space is
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lOOJJ rented, and will have the greatest collection of exhibits ever put
together by industrial and transportation companies.
·Mr. Tozzoli announced that on October 16th
the Port Authority's heliport will be opened with the Governors of New
York and New Jersey and other distinguished guests in attendance.
The opening of Top of the Fair, the public restaurant in the heliport
building, will occur simultaneously.
a. Terrace Club
Mr. Tozzoli reported, on behalf of the Board
of Governors of the Terrace Club, that the membership in the Club has
already passed the 60% mark. The Club will open in the latter part of
October. Mr. Tozzoli paid tribute to Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, one of
the Governors, for her work in selecting interior decor and otherwise
assisting the Club's decorators.
AGENDA ITElVI 9. Hall of Science
Mr. Screvane stated that the City and the Fair
Corporation are moving forward rapidly with the building and renting of
the Hall of Science. Although 100% of the space has already been
committed, a number of companies are still negotiating in an effort
to find some space for them.
Mr. Screvane gave a brief description of
several of the chief exhibits in the Hall.
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AGENDA ITEM 10. Industrial Area
Mr. Stone stated that there are now 35 exhibit
buildings under construction in the Industrial Area. Several are already
completed and most of the others are in the final stages. Approximately
$150, 000, 000 will be spent by American industry in the Industrial Area
to demonstrate the imagination and resourcefulness of free enterprise in
a free society.
AGENDA ITEM 11. States Area
Gen. Potter reported the completion of negotia-
tions for a tripartite agreement between the Walt Disney organization, the
State of illinois and the Fair which will provide Disney's Lincoln show as
the center of the Tilinois exhibit.
Gen. Potter reported on the developments ir.
the States Area since the April meeting of the Board, including the Oklahoma.
and New England groundbreaking ceremonies.
He stated that all the steel for the United States
pavilion is in place, that the first floor exhibit is in the process of design,
and that a contract has been signed with Cinerama for the second floor
exhibit.
AGENDA ITEM 12. Flushing Bay Marina
Mr. Groenendyke, Director of Waterfront
Development, reported on the progress of the Marina which will be completed
before opening date. 1200 requests for boat space have already been
received for the 1964 season.
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AGENDA ITEM 13. Rapid Transit program for Fair
The Chairman announced that all the
Commissioners of the New York City Transit Authority, Joseph E. O'Grady,
Chairman, Daniel T. Scannell and John J. Gilhooley, were in the audience
and that Commissioner Gilhooley would report on the Transit Authority's
plans for bringing visitors to the World's Fair.
Commissioner Gilhooley reported that the
Transit Authority had made arrangements so that the most modern,
up-to-date, cleanest and most comfortable subway trains will be used to
bring visitors to the Fair.
The Chairman reported on behalf of Mr. Goodfellow,
President of the Long Island Rail Road and one of the Fair's directors who
was not able to be present at the meeting, that the Long Island Rail Road
will.be the other mass rail transportation agency coming to the Fair grounds.
He c:;ta.ted that more than half of the visitors to the Fair are expected to come
via facilities provided by the Transit Authority and the Long Island Rail Road.
AGENDA ITEivl13(a). Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts
The Chairman reported that John D. Rockefeller m,
one of the Fair's directors, and Chairman of the Board of Lincoln Cer,ter for
the Performing Arts, was at the meeting, and that Edgar B. Young, Executive
Vice President of Lincoln Center, would report on Mr. Rockefeller's behalf.
Mr. Young stated that Lincoln Center is mov-
ing rapidly in the performance of its function as the Performing Arts arm of
the Fair.
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He stated that the New York State Theatre will
be completed in time for its scheduled opening, April 23, 1964, the day
after the opening of the Fair. The garage, plaza, vehicular turrnel and
other approaches to Lincoln Center will be ready when the ,Fair opens.
All of Lincoln Center, with the exception of the Julliard building, is now
under contract and is rapidly taking form. The Opera House will be
completed late in 1965 and open in 1966.
AGENDA ITEM 14. City Ex:hibit and
Botanical Garden
Newbold Morris, Commissioner of Parks,
stated that the scale model of the five boroughs of New York, which will
be the highspot of the City exhibit, is 90% complete and will be installed
in the City Building early in 1964.
Commissioner Morris announced that the new
Queens Botanical Garden, one of the major permanent improve:-:1ents in
Flushing Meadow Park, will be dedicated on Saturday, October 19th. He
paid tribute to Mrs. Albert D. Lasker whose generous contribution helped
make the Garden possible.
AGENDA IT EM 15. Arterial program
Colonel John O'Neill stated that the great cor:1plex
of expressways and highways leading to the Fair is now 85% complete and,
with the possible exception of one, will be open this winter, by which time
the landscaping will also be substantially completed.
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AGENDA ITEM 16. Post-Fair restoration
and improvement of
Flushing Meadow Park
W. Earle Andrews, Engineering Consultant,
stated that the preparation of the post-Fair plans for the restoration and
improvement of Flushing Meadow Park is on schedule. The Park when
completed will cover a greater area than Central Park and be one of the
finest parks in the world.
AGENDA ITEM 17. Annual meeting of
Members and Directors
The Chairman stated that the Annual Meeting of
Members and Directors will be held at the Terrace Club, January 22,. 1964
at 11 A. M., and will mark three months to the opening of the Fair.
AGENDA ITEM 18. Communications and
Public R.elations
Mr. Berns reported on the increasing volume
of magazine and newspaper coverage on the Fair and the record number of
people who viewed the World's Fair exhibit in the Time and Life Building and the
Park Avenue Branch of the First National City Bank. He also reported on the
forthcoming World's Fair week sponsored by the Fifth Avenue Association
and the luncheon of the Association on October 24th in honor of Mr. Moses.
AGENDA ITEM 19. Other business
There being no other business, Mr. Moses
closed the meeting with the following statement:
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"The Directors have read, seen and.heard
all about the progress at the Fair.
Our work now proceeds, as rapidly and
smoothly as large enterprises can be ex-
pected to.
The staff is grateful for generous help
from many quarters, and for your confidence
which we believe is justified.
We are neither jittery nor overly sensi-
tive and have no time for merely captious
criticism. The critics build nothing.
We shall open on April 22nd."
The third World's Fair Progress film, narrated
by Lowell Thomas, was thereupon previewed. The film will be released
to the public in October for worldwide distribution.
The meeting thereupon adjourned.
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