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Full text of "1964-65 New York World's Fair Groundbreaking and Dedication Booklets"

NOVEMBER 12, 1963 




START OF CONSTRUCTION AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 








"The Wonderful World of 
Scouting" will be an exhibit and 
demonstration area as well as 
headquarters for the Boy Scouts 
Service Corps at the Fair. The area 
will include a small arena where 
scouting groups will stage 
demonstrations of their special 
talents. The area was designed by 
Vollmer Associates — Engineers, 
Landscape Architects ; Richard C. 
Guthridge, Partner in Charge. 



Excerpts from transcription of remarks made by 
officials of the Boy Scouts and the Fair at start of 
construction ceremonies for the Wonderful 
World of Scouting at the Fair, on November 12, 
1963. 



DR. ROBERTO de MENDOZA [Deputy Chief of 
Protocol]: Mr. Brunton, Mr. McCabe, Mr. Moses, dis- 
tinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. On this site the 
Boy Scout Service Corps will have their headquarters 
where they will give information, render their services 
and give demonstrations of the Boy Scout skills. So this 
start of construction ceremony is a very important as well 
as a very happy and auspicious occasion. 

The ceremony will begin with the pledge of allegiance- 
given by Eagle Scout Donald Radcliffe. 

EAGLE SCOUT DONALD RADCLIFEE: Please join 
with me in the pledge of allegiance. I pledge allegiance 
CO the Hag of the United States of America, and to the 
Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indi- 
visible, with liberty and justice for all. 

DR. de MENDOZA: During his long and distin- 
guished career of public service, our first speaker, a great 
planner for the future, has had very close to his heart the 
welfare of the young, and has contributed greatly to pro- 
viding for them space for recreation and expansion. He- 
has been especially active on behalf of the Boy Scouts* 
goals, and the Boy Scouts have honored him "as instru- 



mental in the development and planning of the camping 
facilities of the Greater New York Councils of Boy 
Scouts," which now amounts to more than 16,000 acres 
of recreational space. He has also been honored with a 
Silver Beaver Award, by the Greater New York Councils 
of Boy Scouts. It is my pleasure and privilege to present 
the Hon. Robert Moses, president of the New York 
World's Fair Corporation. 

HON. ROBERT MOSES: Ambassador, Mr. McCabe. 
General Davidson, friends. I don't need to tell you that 
the Scouts are not merely exhibitors here. They are part 
of the machinery and operation of the Fair. They're going 
to help us run the Fair. It's the only organization of this 
kind that we have invited to do this kind of a job, and 
we invited them because we knew they could do it. 

The Scout movement has been something that we, in 
recreation and park work, have been increasingly de- 
lighted with over the years. Boy Scouts and the Girl 
Scouts, Boy Scouts particularly, have been a pet organiza- 
tion of mine. I've had a kind of a dream that hasn't 
worked out yet, it's still a gleam in the eye of a few peo- 
ple, that in a time not very far off we could open up die 
presently locked-up forest preserve of the State, almost 
2^/2 million acres in the Adirondacks — I don't know 
what the acreage is in the Catskills, I think 300,000 — 
and call upon the Scouts to establish the greatest year- 
round recreation area of its kind in the world, certainly 
the greatest recreation area in any heavily populated 
center. 

Our Scouts are going to be a great asset to the Fair. 



1964 New York World's Foil 1964-1965 Corporation 



We welcome them. We want them here. We've entrusted 
them with genuine responsibility and we know that they 
will live up to it. 

Now I'd like to present the Fair medallion to Mr. 
Brunton and Charlie McCabe. It has a symbol of the 
Fair, the Unisphere®; and on the other side is the shield 
of the City of New York, which is celebrating its 300th 
anniversary. 

DR. de MENDOZA: Thank you, Mr. Moses. Our next 
speaker is a former Scout who has received many awards 
for distinguished service to boyhood, including the Silver 
Beaver and the Silver Buffalo from the National Council 
of the Boy Scouts of America. He has given leadership 
to many important Boy Scout projects and has been influ- 
ential indeed in obtaining the support of outstanding 
leaders in industry, government, sports and other fields, 
to the cause of the Boy Scouts of America. I have the 
privilege to present Mr. Charles McCabe, chairman of the 
board of the Greater New York Councils of Boy Scouts, 
and the Boy Scouts World's Fair Committee. 

MR. CHARLES B. McCABE [Chairman, Greater 
N.Y. Councils of Boy Scouts, and Boy Scouts World's 
Fair Committee]: Thank you, Dr. de Mendoza. Mr. 
Moses, General Davidson, Mr. Brunton, and distin- 
guished guests. The success of the Scouting program since 
its inception in the United States nearly 54 years ago, 
then as now, depends on the support and dedication given 
by the community. This morning we stand at the site of 
the Boy Scouts of America Exhibit, a dream made possible 
by the vision of Bob Moses and the Fair Corporation. 





Robert Moses, president of the Fair, 
attending a cook-out marking the start of 
construction of the Boy Scout Exhibit 
at the New York World's Fair 1964-1965. 






Labor and industry have joined together to provide the 
hands and materials that will build this Wonderful World 
of Scouting. 

In the two years of the Fair, 1,000,000 Scouts will view 
or participate in their exhibit. Untold thousands of boys 
will be brought into our program, having had an oppor- 
tunity to witness Scouting in action right here. Prime- 
forces in our effort have been Harry VanArsdale, presi- 
dent of the Central Labor Council and Business Manager 
of Local #3, and Nat Chadwick, assistant business man- 
ager of Local #3, International Brotherhood of Electrical 
Workers Union, who have brought together brother 
unions to lend their skills and knowledge in building our 
exhibit. 

Jim Murphy, vice president of the George A. Fuller 
Company, has been instrumental in securing the services 
of his company as our general contractor, and has done 
much to get the support of many suppliers. The 7- Up 
Company has provided our 5S flagpoles which make up 
the Avenue of Flags, Colonial Sand and Stone Company, 
Inc. has provided the concrete, thanks to Fortunato Pope 
and Charles Rizzi. Johnson Electric, Fischbach and Moore. 
Eastern States Electric, Lord Electric, Broadway Mainte- 





nance, T. F. Jackson Company and Livingston Electric — 
are taking care of our electric needs. Owens-Corning will 
supply the Fiberglas. Sam Zara of Zara Contracting Com- 
pany is taking care of the paving. William J. McCarthy 
and Harold Bartos Companies have underwritten the cost 
of our lumber. The Empire City Iron Works is providing 
the necessary iron; Stanley Horowitz the plumbing and 
necessary labor. The Youngdall Company is taking care 
of reinforcing in our construction. Wolkow-Braker has 
provided roofing; H. Johnson and Son has taken care of 
the piling needs. Each of these fine organizations has 
earned the heartfelt thanks and appreciation of more than 
5,000,000 men and boys currently enrolled in the Boy 
Scouts of America. And I thank them in their behalf. 

DR. de MENDOZA: Thank you, Mr. McCabe. I 
should like now to present some of the high officials of 
the World's Fair Corporation present: first, Mr. William 
Berns, vice president, Communication and Public Rela- 
tions; General Harry F. Myers, director of security and 
maintenance; and Mr. William Ottley, director of special 
exhibits, who has worked untiringly to make possible this 
start of construction. 

Our next speaker has been very active in Scouting. After 




Shown at the site of the Boy Scout Exhibit are: (left to right) 
William Ottley, coordinator for the Fair; Howard Cohen, 
Johnson Electric; Charles Koenigsberg, assistant foreman, 
Johnson Electric; Richard C. Guthridge, Vollmer Associates; 
Peter Sauer, Shell Electric; Tom McCormick, foreman, Johnson 
Electric; Ted Neilson, supervisor, Johnson Electric; Tom Van 
Arsdale, coordinator for World's Fair Scout cooperation for 
Local 3, IBEWU; Nat Chadwick, Labor Local 3; Al Nichols, 
activities director, Boy Scouts of America, Greater New York; 
Dave Robertson, business agent for Queens and Staten Island 
Local 3; and Marsh Ammerman, assistant Chief Scout Execu- 
tive. 



obtaining Eagle Scout rank, he served in numerous volun- 
teer capacities. He has long been interested in youth serv- 
ices in hard to reach areas, and in international youth 
movements. He has attended many international Boy 
Scout Conferences and World Jamborees, and he is a 
member of the Youth Activities Committee of the People 
to People Program as well as an alternate delegate for the 
United States Committee to the United Nations. I have 
the honor to give you Mr. Joseph A. Brunton, Jr., Chief 
Scout Executive of The Boy Scouts of America. 

MR. JOSEPH A. BRUNTON [Chief Scout Executive 
of the Boy Scouts of America] : Thank you very much, 
Dr. de Mendoza. Mr. Moses, Mr. McCabe, General 
Davidson, friends. I appreciate very much this oppor- 
tunity to bring a few words of greeting to you, and to 
extend my personal thanks to all these wonderful people 
that Mr. McCabe has named for the cooperation they have 
given to us. 

Mr. Moses, I was delighted to hear you talk about your 
ambitions and hopes for the park system of this great 
State. Two years ago the Boy Scouts of America inaugu- 
rated a "Campways BSA Program," a program that brings 
our older boys into contact with all the state and the 
national parks, in a great cooperative effort with our own 
camps. In this last year there were more than 500,000 
boys who helped build trails in these parks, and helped 
to open up roads and mark trees and all that sort of thing. 
So I think we are probably prepared to do the thing that 
you are suggesting. 

I'm very happy that a great interest has come about in 



the Scout movement as a result of some of the publicity 
we've been able to get across the country, in fact around 
the world. As you know, there will be 130 Scouts here 
every week, starting in May and running into the fall. 
They will come from every part of the nation and from 
many parts of the world. This idea of bringing them 
from many parts of the country has stimulated tremen- 
dous interest on the part of parents, community people 
and city fathers. So, I think, under the auspices of Scout- 
ing, we will make that million and one attendance that 
we have been bragging about. 

Just two or three months ago we had the International 
Conference at Rhodes in Greece. Here there were iOO 
men from 77 Scout nations of the world, and again we 
had the opportunity of extending, on behalf of Mr. Moses 
and the Park Authority, a cordial invitation for them to 
come visit this great World's Fair, I am sure that we will 
be well represented from all over the world. It's going 
to be a great show, it's going to be a great demonstration 
of what America stands for. 

I've had the privilege of seeing just about every 
World's Fair everywhere in the world for the last thirty 
years. As I came out this morning to watch this thing 
unfold, I couldn't help but say to myself with a great 
bit of pride, where else but in America could such a 
spectacle happen? And who else in the world but one 
Mr. Robert Moses, could handle such a situation as this? 
It's tremendous, and I'm very proud that we in Scouting 
have a part in it, and extremely grateful to all of you 
who are helping make this possible. Thank you. 



WONDERFUL WORLD OF SCOUTING 

A COMMUNITY EFFORT BY LABOR AND INDUSTRY 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 

LABOR: NEW YORK CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL, AFL-CIO 

Harry VanArsdale, Jr., President 
BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL OF NEW YORK 

Peter Brennan, President 
LOCAL 3, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS UNION 
Harry VanArsdale, Jr,, Business Manager 
Nat Chadwick, Assistant Business Manager 

Thomas VanArsdale, Coordinator for World's Fair Boy Scout cooperation for 
Local 3, IBEWU, and other labor and electrical industry cooperators 
Scout cooperation for Local 3, IBEWU, and other labor and electrical 
industry cooperators 

INDUSTRY: VOLLMER ASSOCIATES: ENGINEERS, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS 

Richard C. Guthridge, Partner 
ANDREWS AND CLARK: GENERAL CONSULTANT 

Carl Holgrcn 
GEORGE A. FULLER COMPANY: GENERAL CONTRACTOR 

James F. Murphy, Vice President 

Kenneth Borsl, Engineer 



THE BARTOS COMPANY 
BROADWAY MAINTENANCE CORPORATION 
COLONIAL SAND AND STONE COMPANY, INC. 
EASTERN STATES ELECTRICAL 

CONTRACTORS, INC. 
EMPIRE CITY IRON WORKS 
FISCHBACH AND MOORE, INC. 
HOROWITZ BROTHERS, INC. 
INGRAM & GREENE, INC. 
T. FREDERICK JACKSON, INC. 
JOHNSON ELECTRICAL CORPORATION 



h. johnson and son, inc. 

j. livingston and company 

lord electric company, inc. 

william j. McCarthy 

owens-corning fiberglas corporation 

puro filter corporation of america 

rizzi contracting corporation 

seven-up company 

wolkow-braker roofing corporation 

c. e. youngdahl and company, inc. 

zara contracting company 



UNITED STATES ARMY: 

U. S. FIRST ARMY 

Lt. General Garrison H. Davidson, Commanding General 

FORT TOTTEN 

Majoi General John T. Snodgrass, Post Commander 
Colonel John E. Burrows, Deputy Post Commander 
Lt. Colonel Thomas W. Locke, Executive Officer 



EXHIBIT OF THE BOY SCOUTS 

25 West 43 Street, New York, New York 10036 



OF AMERICA 




CHARLES B. McCABE, Chairman, New York World's Fair 1964-65 Committee 
JOSEPH A. BRUNTON, JR., Chief Scoot Executive, Boy Scouts of America 
WILLIAM L. SCOLLAY, Director, Boy Scouts of America Service Corps, New York 
Worlds Fair 1964-65 



I0Y SCOUTS EXHIBIT AT THE FAIR 

will occupy 

a 26,851 sq. ft. site 

in the 

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NEW YORK 

WORLD'S FAIR 

1964-1965 

C O R P O R AT I O N 

Flushing, N. Y. 11380 

Tel. 212-WF 4-1964 



ROBERT MOSES, President 

THOMAS J. DEEGAN, JR., Chairman of the Executive Committee 

WILLIAM E. POTTER, Executive Vice President 

CHARLES POLETTI, Vice President, International Affairs and Exhibits 

STUART CONSTABLE, Vice President, Operations 

WILLIAM 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, Secretary of the Corporation and Assistant to the President 

WILLIAM WHIPPLE, JR., Chief Engineer