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May 9, 1963 A 

General Douglas Mac Arthur arrives at the 
Administration Building greeted by Gen- 
eral William Potter, Fair executive vice 
president, and part of the Fair office staff. 

Warmly applauded by Fair personnel Gen- 
eral Mac Arthur proceeds to , , , 

* . . the model room where he is briefed on 
Fair progress and presented with an official 
medallion by Thomas /. Deegan, jr., 
chairman of the Executive Committee. Also 
present are Martin Stone (rear); Stuart 
Constable; Mac Arthur's former aide, 
Major General Courtney Whitney; Gen- 
eral Potter and Governor Charles Poletti. 

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The New York World's Fair will re- 
vive the lagging patriotic spirit that 
has long been missing. America 
needs this shot-in-the-arm. If this 
is pulled off in grand style it will be 
tremendous. It will be an inspira- 
tion to all the people of our coun- 
try and the world. It will give the 
whole country an uplift. 

General Douglas MacArthur 
New York World's Fair 1964*1965 

May 9, 1 963 

May 9, 1963 was General MacArthur's "Day at the Fair," as 
he arrived for an informal visit, escorted by his former aide, Major 
General Courtney Whitney. 

The first stop on the General's tour of the Fair was the scale 
model room in the Administration Building where he was briefed 
on exhibitor plans and construction progress by General William 
Potter, Fair executive vice president. 

During the briefing, the military leader heard comments on the 
Fair by Thomas J. Deegan, Jr., chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee; Governor Charles Poletti, vice president for International 
Affairs and Exhibits; Martin Stone, director of the Industrial Sec- 
tion; and Stuart Constable, Operations vice president. 

Mr. Deegan presented an official Fair medallion to the General, 
who, in accepting it said that it would occupy a place of promi- 
nence in his home. 

Afterwards, the General's party inspected the Fairgrounds and 
noted how far along some of the exhibitors had progressed towards 
completion of their pavilions. On seeing the Hong Kong Pavilion, 
General MacArthur remarked that the authenticity of this exhibit 
will make it one of the most striking features in the International 

When General MacArthur was informed that there would be 
70,000,000 Fair visitors during the two six-month operating sea- 
sons, he said, "I venture that you have grossly underestimated your 

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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,-?ort of New York Authority) Transportation Section 

ERNESTINE R. HAIG, Secretary of the Corporation and 
Assistant to the President 

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WILLIAM WHIPPLE, JR., Chief Engineer